As parents of four young kids, we often wished that the maternity ward sent them home with an owner's manual . . . and maybe a volume control knob.
he rain was pouring down, the field was soggy, and the air had a noticeable chill.
The new concession building at Centennial Beach is still ironing out a few wrinkles, but it has been enormously popular.
Instead of jumping on a plane to return home for the summer following their final exams, two University of Western Ontario first-year business students decided to pedal their way back to the West Coast to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer. Inspired by his best friend Willy's father Don's diagnosis at age 48 with advanced prostate cancer, Taylor Scholz and Willy Konantz, both 19, created Gear West: Our Ride for Men.
In mid-June, the skies above the North Shore were steel-grey and heavily pregnant with rain. They loomed ominously, threatening a deluge of the sort that bounces fat raindrops three feet off the pavement and sends folks scurrying for shelter.
This, the golf mates and I pledged, would be the season we'd really step it up. This, we vowed over dim sum many weeks ago, would be the year we'd play routinely and boost the calibre of our game.
OK, so Father's Day is behind us. The barbecue, the cheesy cards and the new 70 per cent off tool from Canadian Tire are another year away.
I was unable to attend the celebration of Canada's 145th birthday last Sunday in the Peace Park.
Sunday, June 17 was Father's Day. I spent the previous evening with my son at a family gathering, where I was presented with a Father's Day card and a new coffee mug.
LAST Sunday, the skies above the North Shore were steel-grey and heavily pregnant with rain. They loomed ominously, threatening a deluge of the sort that bounces fat raindrops three feet off the pavement and sends folks scurrying for shelter.
Rain didn't stop families from celebrating Father's Day at Maple Ridge Park or releasing 11,000 chinook fry into the Alouette River this past Sunday.
Dave Penn, who became a fixture in Surrey since starting the Bear Creek Park Train with his wife Linda in 1996, died on Father's Day at the age of 66.
As we pass Father's Day we are reminded of April 17, because of the quick actions of our son-in-law Steve Stewart, a dad who without hesitation applied his knowledge of CPR to help Colin, his father-in-law, survive a massive heart attack.
This Father's Day weekend, some long-lost kin are going to connect at the Burnaby Village Museum, thanks to the Burnaby Amateur Radio Club.
We're continuing with our popular feature - our staff's Top 5 (Or More)
We're continuing with our popular feature - our staff's Top 5 (Or More) Things To Do This Weekend.
In honour of Father's Day, I sought out New Westminster author JJ Lee to chat about fatherhood, fashion and death and how those topics actually intertwine.
Fish for free, have a great family outing and enter to win prizes at a local Family Fishing event in the Lower Mainland this Fathers' Day weekend.
A modern concession building is finally set to open this weekend at Centennial Beach.