Kick-start your weekend this Friday and head to Ensemble’s e-Tap to catch their $5 Friday features that land you a prime spot to watch the Euro Cup games (the Ukraine tackles France and Sweden takes on England). With 14 large screens, an eclectic (and delicious) mix of menu offerings and rotating weekly-specials, this is the place to be.
Post-game action, grab your helmet, bike, flashy adornments and reflective gear and pedal your way over to the Bike Rave. Officially set to start at 10pm in Crab Park, this is one ride you’re sure to remember. Grab extra glow sticks and kit out your wheels to ensure you’re perfectly prepped. This ride is set to go rain or shine – unless it’s pouring.
In keeping the wheels rolling into Saturday, and especially if you’re feeling rather sporty, be sure to grab your bike and loaded water gun to participate in Saturday’s Velopalooza Water Gun Bike Wars (meet at the Olympic Village at 11:45am sharp).
Not feeling so athletic and simply want to watch others working up a sweat while you sip a cold one from a stellar vantage point? We have the perfect solution and it comes in the form of the 24th Annual Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival setting up shop at False Creek. Take in the action, live music, great food and more at this always-packed racing event that takes place at the Olympic Village all weekend.
After you’ve caught some races, we think you might want to plan on perusing the man-minded offerings at this year’s (indoor) 2012 Vancouver Men’s Show. On all weekend-long, this is up any notable guy’s alley and features BBQ cook-offs, a poker tournament, Freestyle competitions, music and more than 250 specialty exhibits.
On Sunday, gear up for some Father’s Day fun and grab your dad for a day on the mountain; Grouse Mountain, that is. Enjoy a chilled out day with your old man and take in the city sights aboard the Skyride before you rub shoulders with MLS players as you nosh on lunch. Looking for a more gruelling way to work up an appetite and show dad how much you adore him? Join members of the Whitecaps FC team and hit the Grouse Grind (a guaranteed wake up call) as you trek your way to the top.
Looking for another way to enjoy the outdoors with your dad, or just want to be plain active this Sunday? Head out to Burnaby and take part in a worthy cause – The 14th Annual Father’s Day Walk/Run for Prostate Cancer takes place at the Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavillion. Registration is only $35 and it’s open to all levels.
Come Sunday night, who wants to cook? We doubt you will, so why not ditch that duty and pay a visit to Kitsilano’s Chewies Steam and Oyster Bar instead? A Notable favourite, we love tucking into their take on Southern comfort food. Try their BBQ shrimp and grits, mussel steamer selection or killer Jambalaya for a filling feast that will get you ready for the work week ahead.
Photo courtesy Chewies Steam and Oyster Bar