Saturday, June 21, 2008

10th Annual Vancouver Dunk Tank Event

Local businesspersons, celebrities raise $200,000 for Canucks Place Children's Hospice and Ronald McDonald House

Lunch hour at the Art Gallery is rarely this fun! I captured some great footage; the following dunkees appear on my video below:

-Jim Kershaw - TD Waterhouse PIA
-Matt Heemskerk - Alexander Holburn Beaudin & Lang LLP
-Lawrence Shimizu - TDW Financial Planning
-Bob Sloman and Gord Love - Farris Vaughan Wills & Murphy LLP
-Randy Pratt - Adera Properties
-Jason Pires and Perry Solkowski - CTV

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Property Crime Indeed Rampant

As VPD Chief Jim Chu said yesterday, property crime is rampant in our city. Just this morning, while riding past Sears on the 700-block of Howe street, I came upon a sturdy woman wrestling with a scrawny young man on the sidewalk. "Stop resisting! Stop resisting! You're under arrest!" she hollered while spider-wrestling her suspect to the sidewalk until her partner arrived to assist.

I turned around and caught a few seconds of footage. The blue bag at :08 is filled with the shoplifter's loot: several pairs of Kalvin Klein boxer shorts.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Capoeira Martial Arts Demo

Capoeira [kap-oo-air-uh] is a fascinating blend of martial art, game, and dance originated in Brazil. I caught some highlights this weekend when the limber members of Axe Capoeira Academy performed a demo at the Car Free Day festival in Vancouver's West End.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Car Free Day Vancouver

This weekend's Car Free Day Vancouver festival in the West End was a great success and fun to attend. While Denman street was blocked to car traffic between 10am and 6pm, 17 bands and musical acts performed on two stages and entertained thousands of the fossil-free fraternity. Thanks to Kaylee Johnston and Melissa Endean for the music used in my video coverage.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

The Fine Art of Diabolo

Diabolo [dee-ab-uh-loh] is an ancient juggling system evolved from the Chinese Yo-Yo. It's very impressive to watch - check out this 50 second video and you'll be amazed:

Friday, June 13, 2008

Amazing Breakin' at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Today on the southern pavilion of the Vancouver Art Gallery, six members of Vancouver's own Now Or Never dance crew performed an exciting demonstration of the breathtaking, breakdancing craft they'll be bringing to Toronto this summer when they represent Canada on the international breakdance scene.

As a bike messenger, I'm an expert at being quick and nimble and moving very fast compared to the world around me. But today, these guys succeeded in blowing me away with the churning speed of their spidery arms and legs and impossible balancing moves.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Vancouver City Sights

"Always carry your rocket grenades pointy-sided down, as demonstrated here!"