A recent article in Gizmodo, of all places, discusses how using the word “cyclist” is dangerous and how saying “people on bikes” could be safer — safer as in improving the physical safety of people. The central argument of the the piece is that the word “cyclist” brings to mind a certain stereotype: lycra-wearing, speed-racing, law-breaking, expensive bikes and gear, hyper-competitive people. Read more…
On Thursday, November 28 all are invited to join the Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce at their next Business After Hours networking event. The events costs $5 each (for members & unlimited number of members’ guests) or $10 each (for future members & unlimited number of guests). The admission price includes complimentary fine wines, appetizers and networking with 150 expected guests.
Register at Kitsilanochamber.com
When: Thursday, Nov 28 – 6pm-8pm
Where: 1885 Clark Drive, Vancouver
The August Jack, a Kitsilano tapas bar and restaurant, is offering $1 oysters on Sundays. We hear that their Read Island Gem and Sawmill Bay Gem oysters are getting great reviews for their incredibly fresh flavour. Rest easy, both are Oceanwise. They also have some pretty awesome craft ciders on tap to wash it all down.
August Jack, 2042 West 4th, 604-428-0075, Theaugustjack.com
I grew up in Saskatchewan, also know as “Rider Nation.” Rider fans lose their minds over every ordinary CFL game, so imagine the excitement and chaos as they prepare to play and host the Grey Cup tomorrow. Luckily, a few of my friends from Saskatchewan now call Vancouver home. We are going to watch the game somewhere in Kits. Since I haven’t been to a sports bar in a few years, I had to ask friends for recommendations. These were the four suggestions I received most often.
Where to Watch the Grey Cup in Kitsilano
1. Elwoods, 3145 W Broadway, (604) 736-4301, Elwoods.ca
Yearning for more than a mall and a red Starbucks cup? The old-world Vancouver Christmas Market, an authentic German-style Christmas market, returns to Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza in downtown Vancouver today (Friday, November 22) through December 24.
The holidays Vancouver Christmas Market-style are nostalgic, aromatic and twinkly. Enter into a village of 45 rustic wooden huts surrounding a soaring Tannenbaum festooned with thousands of lights. Partake in Glühwein, sausages, stollen, and gingerbread. Read more…
UPDATE: According to CBC News, the letter was an open letter on Facebook by Amy Fairbridge, sister of the pit bull owner Samantha Fairbridge. The dog was being walked by roommate Lyndsey when it all went down.
We recently posted on the Kitsilano Beach Park pit bull dog-on-dog attack and subsequent old-man-on-dog stabbing. Since our post went live, a person claiming to be the pit bull owner has come forward with a statement. We hope it goes without saying that Kitsilano.ca wasn’t there and doesn’t know which side of the story is “true.” We do know that dogs, off-leash areas and dog attacks justifiably result in heated debate.
Here’s what he or she has to say:
To everyone with an opinion who wasn’t there today to know what really happened, Read more…
Recently, Lululemon founder Chip Wilson goofed publicly by blaming women’s bodies for issues with Lululemon pants during an interview on Bloomberg TV’s “Street Smart”. An online petition on Change.org is demanding an apology and calling for Lululemon to make clothing for women of all sizes. So far the petition has 8,311 signatures.
Following the bungled Bloomberg appearance, Wilson issued a video statement apologizing for his remarks. But many feel that the apology targeted Lululemon employees, not customers.
A pit bull, said to be extremely aggressive, was stabbed to death near Kitsilano Beach Park this afternoon. A 72-year-old man had been out walking with his pug when he encountered another dog owner who was walking her pit bull. Apparently the dogs went up to each other for an introduction when the pit bull suddenly bit down on the smaller dog’s neck. The dog owners tried to pull the pit bull off of the pug but were unable to do.
The pug owner then pulled out a folding knife and killed the attacking pit bull. The injured pug was rushed to a nearby veterinary hospital where it received stitches for wounds on its neck. The deceased pit bull was picked up by animal control and delivered to the BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Read more…
Whether you’re planning on going out with the old ball-and-chain or taking that new fling out for dinner, here are 6 restaurants in Kitsilano that are perfect for a spot of romance.
6 Restaurants in Kitsilano for Date Night
1. Dark Table
Originally a Swiss concept, at Dark Table you’ll both be eating in a completely dark dining room so that your sense of touch, taste, hearing, and smell are intensified. As a bonus, your date won’t see your lack of table manners or that piece of spinach between your teeth. To try: The Surprise Dishes for starter, entree, and dessert for $39 per person.
Dark Table, 2611 West 4th Avenue, (604) 739-3275, Darktable.ca
Kitsilano’s West 4th Avenue will host Black Friday again this year from November 29 to December 1 in an attempt to woo shoppers to the area with deals and discounts. The idea behind it: shoppers who prefer not to brave border lineups and crowded malls can spend their dollars locally and support local businesses.
The City of Vancouver is coordinating with the West 4th BIA and 11 other business improvement areas to promote the event as a part of the Shop Local and Stay Local festival. Check out Blackfridayvancouver.ca for more details.