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Revelstoke Wildflower Festival events in full swing for the weekend – Revelstoke Mountaineer

Revelstoke Wildflower Festival events in full swing for the weekend - Revelstoke Mountaineer

Frisby ridge wildflowers in late August. Photo: Nora Hughes

Revelstoke’s Wildflower Festival goes from August 3 until August 7, 2022, and visitors and residents can find several events all over town to celebrate the vibrant season.

Tourism Revelstoke and Parks Canada offer free shuttles from downtown Revelstoke to the summit area of Mt. Revelstoke National Park for the Wildflower Festival from August 3 – August 7. The shuttle drops passengers off at the Balsam Lake parking area. Riders will have time to explore the summit and attend Parks Canada’s Alpine Adaptations Guided Wildflower walks, running twice daily. The walks detail how the alpine flowers have adapted to living in the harsh alpine environment.

Parks Canada also hosts a DIY watercolour station during the festival, where visitors can paint the natural beauty of the wildflower season.

The Columbia Invasive Species Society is hosting an invasive species identification walk as part of the festivities to inform visitors which plants are native to the area and which are not.

Photographer Laura Szanto is hosting drop-in outdoor portrait sessions.

Laura Szanto is hosting a wildflower photography workshop during the Revelstoke Wildflower Festival. Photo: Laura Szanto

On Saturday, August 6, join the Revelstoke Museum and Archives in celebrating Wildflower Family day.

At Revelstoke Mountain Resort, several events are taking place as part of the festival, including Wildflower High Tea and Hike and Paint with Turbo Bambi.

Events that are ongoing throughout the festival include a photography and colouring competition.

Tourism Revelstoke also lists some self-serve activities visitors, and wildflower enthusiasts can do for an independent adventure.

Self-Serve activities include window paintings of wildflowers at various places in downtown Revelstoke such as the ones at Emo’s, Terra Firma, and Silverwinds. The Mt Revelstoke National Park exhibit at Revelstoke Museum and Archives also boasts wildflower information. Wildflower-themed specials include getting $1 off a pint of Atilla the Honey at Begbie Brewing tasting room and wildflower-themed pastries at Terra Firma.

Photo: Nora Hughes

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Maritimers look forward to midsummer weekend full of events

Maritimers look forward to midsummer weekend full of events


If you’re looking for something fun to do this long weekend there’s no shortage of options to choose from no matter where you are in the Maritimes.


CRAB FEST RETURNS


For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the Maritimes, the Louisbourg, N.S, Crab Fest is back.


“We have live music happening all over the village,” said Marc Botte, one of the festival’s organizers. “All of it is free admission and Crab Fest really is the centrepiece of that.”


This year’s event is seen as a renaissance of sorts for a seasonal community that had so few visitors the last two summers.


“This kind of marks the reopening of Louisbourg,” Botte said. “We were actually able to tap into some federal funding from the Canada Reopening Fund, so (thanks) in part to the federal government we’re able to extend the celebration really into a three day festival.”


Crab Fest kicks off Friday night with a concert headlined by the Matt Minglewood Trio.


“It’s going to be a fantastic weekend,” Botte said.


OTHER CAPE BRETON EVENTS


Most communities don’t boast a two-time Boston Marathon champion, but Sydney Mines, N.S., will do just that when the horn sounds on the annual Johnny Miles Road Race Saturday morning.


“Johnny Miles is a legend,” race director Cyril MacDonald put simply.


The summer festival has a new name now – Heritage Days – but the feel should be similar.


“There are countless entertainers set up,” MacDonald said. “There’s kids’ activities. There’s a movie Saturday night. There are so many things to do and it just feels like we’re back to the way we used to be.”


MAINLAND N.S. EVENTS


In Dartmouth, the annual Natal Day Parade is scheduled for the holiday Monday.


The Busker Festival has also expanded to both sides of the Halifax Harbour for the first time.


P.E.I. EVENTS


On Prince Edward Island, people can carve out time to check out the STIHL Timbersports Championship in Charlottetown, or Atlanticade in Summerside.


There are several other long weekend events on P.E.I., including Island Fringe Festival and Ribfest.


N.B. EVENTS


On the other side of the Confederation Bridge, Monday is New Brunswick Day – with a lot of activities taking place in Fredericton.


“We have a lot of great entertainment lined up for the day,” said Mark Taylor, who is with New Brunswick’s Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture. “Bouncy castles, lots of food, food trucks, circus performers as well, this year. The Beaverbrook Art Gallery is going to be open to the public for free.”


A new festival is also debuting this weekend in northwestern New Brunswick. Festival Royal Edmundston will take over the city’s downtown with DJ’s on Friday night, and live bands on Saturday night. During the day Saturday there will be a downtown market with family activities.


“We’re going to have enough for you, your grandma, your dad, your aunt, but for the kids as well,” says Mylene Gagne, co-founder of Festival Royal Edmundston. “It’s for everyone.”


The Area 506 Festival is returning to Saint John, with the addition of the new permanent container village which opened in June. The three day music festival will also have include the arrival of a 3,100 person cruise ship nearby on Sunday morning.


“For the show itself, for the festival, we would expect probably in and around 12,000 people,” says Area 506 founder Ray Gracewood. “And then, through the container village we’ve always done anywhere from 20,000 to 30,000 people through. Now that we have the container village as the real anchor I think we’ll probably see even more than that, so we’re excited to see the traffic.”

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Marvel Entertainment’s Full Lineup of Booth Events at San Diego Comic-Con 2022

Get Rewarded for Being a Marvel Fan

Marvel’s Booth Events are here! Stay up to date with Panels, Signings, Marvel Live! and other schedules at San Diego!

Thursday, July 21

11:00 – 11:10 PT    Welcome to SDCC 2022

1:00 – 1:30 PT    Spider-Man: Beyond Amazing Cosplay Photo-Op

1:45 – 2:15 PT    Marvel Comics Signing – Ram V

2:30 – 2:45 PT    The Making of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Beyond Amazing – The Exhibition

5:00 – 5:30 PT    Marvel Comics Signing – Rob Liefeld

5:50 – 6:00 PT    Trivia Time with Marvel Insider

6:00 – 7:00 PT    Marvel Giveaway Hour

Friday, July 22

12:00 – 12:30 PT    Marvel Comics Signing – Pablo Leon

1:00 – 1:15 PT    Marvel Mystery Reveal

2:00 – 2:05 PT    Jazwares: Spider-Rex and Venomosaurus Presentation

3:00 – 3:30 PT    Marvel Studios Animation Signing – Ryan Meinerding

3:45 – 4:00 PT    Whatnot Demo & Live Auction 

4:15 – 4:45 PT   Paul Cornell “Wild Cards” signing

5:50 – 6:00 PT    Trivia Time with Marvel Insider

6:00 – 7:00 PT    Marvel Giveaway Hour

Saturday, July 23

12:15 – 12:45 PT    Marvel Comics Signing – Humberto Ramos / Skottie Young

1:00 – 1:30 PT    Marvel Comics – Colin Kelly / Jackson Lanzing

1:45 – 2:30 PT    Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Signing with Bruce Campbell*

3:00 – 3:30 PT    Marvel Comics Signing – Dan Slott

3:45 – 4:15 PT    Marvel Studios Vis Dev Signing- Andy Park

5:00 – 5:15 PT    Whatnot Demo & Live Auction 

5:20 – 5:30 PT    Trivia Time with Marvel Insider

5:30 – 6:30 PT    Marvel Becoming Cosplay Competition

Sunday, July 24

11:00 – 11:30 PT    Marvel x Whatnot: 100 Thieves Q&A with Kris London

11:45 – 12:15 PT    Marvel Studios Vis Dev Signing – Ryan Meinerding

1:00 – 1:30 PT    Marvel Comics Signing – Adam Kubert

1:45 – 2:15 PT    Marvel x Whatnot: Big Marvel Giveaway

2:30 – 3:30 PT    Marvel Becoming Kids Costume Event

3:50 – 4:00 PT    Trivia Time with Marvel Insider

4:00 – 5:00 PT    Marvel Giveaway Hour

*Ticketed event. Tickets distributed the morning of the signing at the Marvel Booth, as soon as the convention opens. Schedule subject to change.

 

Find more schedules and get the latest Marvel updates at San Diego!

San Diego Comic-Con 2022 runs Thursday, July 21 through Sunday, July 24. For all the latest Marvel news from SDCC 2022, follow along live on Marvel.comYouTubeTwitterFacebook and Twitch.

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CWG Day 3 full schedule 2022: Events, Fixtures, Dates, Timings in IST

CWG Day 3 full schedule 2022: Events, Fixtures, Dates, Timings in IST

The Commonwealth Games 2022 will take place in Birmingham, UK. The opening ceremony is scheduled on July 28, while the closing ceremony is set to happen on August 8.

Lawn Bowls and Para Lawn Bowls, Victoria Park
(13:00 – 18:15)

Men’s Triples Sectional Play – Round 5

Women’s Singles Sectional Play – Round 5

Men’s Pairs Sectional Play – Round 5

Women’s Fours Sectional Play – Round 5

19:30 – 0:45

Women’s Fours – Quarter-Finals

Men’s Triples – Quarter-Finals

Para Men’s Pairs B6-B8 Sectional Play – Round 5

Para Women’s Pairs B6-B8 Sectional Play – Round 5

Men’s Pairs – Quarter-Finals

Women’s Singles – Quarter-Finals

Para Mixed Pairs B2-B3 Sectional Play – Round 1

Gymnastics – Artistic, Arena Birmingham
(13:30 – 16:30)

Men’s Individual All-Around Final

(19:00 – 22:00)

Women’s Individual All-Around Final

Hockey, University of Birmingham Hockey and Squash Centre
(13:30 – 17:00)

Men’s Group Match

New Zealand v Pakistan

Australia v Scotland

(18:30 – 22:00)

Men’s Group Match

England v Wales

India v Ghana

23:30 – 3:00

Women’s Group Match

Canada v England

South Africa v Australia

Table Tennis and Para Table Tennis, The NEC Hall 3

(14:00 – 19:00)

Men’s Team Event Quarter-Finals

20:30 – 1:30

Women’s Team Event Semi-Finals

Weightlifting, The NEC Hall 1
(14:00 – 16:30)

Men’s 67kg

(18:30 – 21:00) 

Women’s 59kg

23:00 – 1:30 

Men’s 73kg

Cycling – Track and Para Track, Lee Valley VeloPark

(14:30 – 18:00)

Men’s Sprint Qualification

Men’s Tandem B – Sprint Qualification

Men’s Sprint 1/8 Finals

Men’s Tandem B – Sprint Semi-Finals

Men’s Sprint Quarter-Finals

Men’s 15km Scratch Race Qualification

Women’s 25km Points Race Qualification

19:30 – 23:30

Men’s Tandem B Sprint Finals

Men’s Sprint Semi-Finals

Women’s Tandem B – 1000m Time Trial Final

Women’s 25km Points Race Final

Women’s 500m Time Trial Final

Men’s Sprint Finals

Men’s 15km Scratch Race Final

Aquatics – Swimming and Para Swimming, Sandwell Aquatics Centre
(15:00 – 17:00)

Men’s 200m Butterfly Heats

Women’s 200m Breaststroke Heats

Men’s 100m Breaststroke SB8 Heat

Women’s 100m Backstroke S8 Heat

Men’s 50m Backstroke Heats

Women’s 50m Butterfly Heats

Men’s 100m Freestyle Heats

Women’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay Heats

23:30 – 2:30 

Women’s 50m Freestyle Final

Men’s 200m Butterfly Final

Women’s 200m Breaststroke Final

Men’s 100m Breaststroke SB8 Final

Women’s 100m Backstroke S8 Final

Men’s 50m Backstroke Semi-Finals

Women’s 50m Butterfly Semi-Finals

Men’s 100m Freestyle Semi-Finals

Women’s 100m Backstroke Final

Men’s 100m Breaststroke Final

Women’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay Final

Badminton, The NEC Hall 5
(15:30 – 19:00) 

Mixed Team Event Quarter-Final

22:00 – 1:30

Mixed Team Event Quarter-Final

Cricket T20, Edgbaston Stadium
(15:30 – 19:00)

Women’s Group A Match: India v Pakistan

22:30 – 2:00

Women’s Group A Match: Barbados v Australia

Rugby Sevens, Coventry Stadium
(15:30 – 19:00)

Men’s 13-16 Semi-final 1

Men’s 13-16 Semi-final 2

Men’s 9-12 Semi-final 1

Men’s 9-12 Semi-final 2

Men’s 5-8 Semi-final 1

Men’s 5-8 Semi-final 2

Men’s Semi-final 1

Men’s Semi-final 2

23:00 – 2:30

Women’s Playoff for 7th

Women’s Playoff for 5th

Men’s Playoff for 13th

Men’s Playoff for 9th

Men’s Playoff for 5th

Women’s Bronze Match

Men’s Bronze Medal Match

Women’s Gold Medal Match

Men’s Gold Medal Match

Triathlon and Para Triathlon, Sutton Park

(15:30 – 20:50)

Men’s PTVI Final

Women’s PTVI Final

Mixed Relay Team Final

Boxing, The NEC Hall 4

(16:30 – 19:30)

Men’s & Women’s Preliminary Round of 16

23:00 – 1:30

Men’s & Women’s Preliminary Round of 16

Netball, The NEC Arena
(16:30 – 20:00)

Malawi v Northern Ireland

South Africa v Barbados

22:30 – 2:00

Uganda v Trinidad & Tobago

Scotland v Wales

Squash, University of Birmingham Hockey and Squash Centre
(16:30 – 19:30)

Women’s Singles Preliminary Round of 16

Women’s Singles Plate Classification Round of 32

Men’s Singles Preliminary Round of 16

Men’s Singles Plate Classification Round of 32

22:30 – 1:30

Women’s Singles Preliminary Round of 16

Women’s Singles Plate Classification Round of 16

Men’s Singles Preliminary Round of 16

Men’s Singles Plate Classification Round of 16

Beach Volleyball, Smithfield
19:00 – 22:00

Women’s Group Match – Australia v Sri Lanka

Women’s Group Match – Vanuatu v Scotland

Men’s Group Match – Canada v Sri Lanka

23:30 – 2:30

Men’s Group Match – The Gambia v St Kitts & Nevis

Women’s Group Match – England v Solomon Islands

Women’s Group Match – Cyprus v Trinidad & Tobago

Basketball 3×3 and Wheelchair Basketball 3×3, Smithfield
20:00 – 22:30

Men’s Basketball 3×3 – Group A

Women’s Basketball 3×3 – Group A

Men’s Wheelchair Basketball 3×3 – Group A

Women’s Wheelchair Basketball 3×3 – Group A

0:00 – 2:30

Men’s Basketball 3×3 – Group B

Women’s Basketball 3×3 – Group B

Men’s Wheelchair Basketball 3×3 – Group B

Women’s Wheelchair Basketball 3×3 – Group B

Men’s Basketball 3×3 – Group B

Women’s Basketball 3×3 – Group B

(Timings are subject to change)

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CWG, Birmingham 2022 Day 2 full schedule: Events, Fixtures, Dates, Timings in IST

CWG, Birmingham 2022 Day 2 full schedule: Events, Fixtures, Dates, Timings in IST

The Commonwealth Games 2022 will take place in Birmingham between July 28 and August 8. The opening ceremony is scheduled on July 28, while the closing ceremony will happen on August 8.

All timings follow the Indian Standard Time (IST)

Aquatics – Swimming and Para Swimming, Sandwell Aquatics Centre

(15:00 – 17:00)

Men’s 200m Freestyle Heats

Women’s 50m Freestyle Heats

Men’s 50m Freestyle S13 Heat

Women’s 50m Freestyle S13 Heat

Men’s 100m Breaststroke Heats

Women’s 100m Backstroke Heats

Men’s 400m Individual Medley Heats

Women’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay Heats

Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay Heats

Men’s 200m Breaststroke Heats

Mixed 4x100m Freestyle Relay Heats

(23:30 – 2:30)

Women’s 50m Breaststroke Final

Men’s 200m Freestyle Final

Women’s 50m Freestyle Semi-Finals

Men’s 50m Freestyle S13 Final

Women’s 50m Freestyle S13 Final

Men’s 100m Breaststroke Semi-Finals

Women’s 100m Backstroke Semi-Finals

Men’s 400m Individual Medley Final

Women’s 100m Butterfly Final

Men’s 100m Backstroke Final

Women’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay Final

Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay Final

Athletics – Marathon, Smithfield

(11:30 – 18:00) 

Men’s Marathon T53/54 Final

Women’s Marathon T53/54 Final

Men’s Marathon Final

Women’s Marathon Final

Badminton, The NEC Hall 5

(13:30 – 17:00)

Mixed Team Event Qualifying Round 2

Australia v Pakistan

Canada v Maldives

India v Sri Lanka

Scotland v Uganda

(18:30 – 22:00)

Mixed Team Event Qualifying Round 3

England v Singapore

Malaysia v South Africa

Jamaica v Zambia

Mauritius v Barbados

(23:30 – 3:00)

Mixed Team Event Qualifying Round 3

Canada v Scotland

India v Australia

Sri Lanka v Pakistan

Maldives v Uganda

Basketball 3×3 and Wheelchair Basketball 3×3, Smithfield

(20:00 – 22:30)

Men’s Basketball 3×3 – Group B

Women’s Basketball 3×3 – Group B

Men’s Wheelchair Basketball 3×3 – Group A

Women’s Wheelchair Basketball 3×3 – Group A

(0:00 – 2:30)

Men’s Basketball 3×3 – Group B

Women’s Basketball 3×3 – Group B

Men’s Wheelchair Basketball 3×3 – Group B

Women’s Wheelchair Basketball 3×3 – Group B

Beach Volleyball, Smithfield

(19:00 – 22:00)

Men’s Group Match – England v Tuvalu

Men’s Group Match – Rwanda v South Africa

Women’s Group Match – Canada v Ghana

(23:30 – 2:30)

Women’s Group Match – New Zealand v Kenya

Men’s Group Match – New Zealand v Cyprus

Men’s Group Match – Australia v Maldives

Boxing, The NEC Hall 4

(16:30 – 19:30)

Men’s & Women’s Preliminary Rounds of 16 & 32

(23:00 – 1:30)

Men’s & Women’s Preliminary Round of 16

Cricket T20, Edgbaston Stadium

(15:30 – 19:00)

Women’s Group B Match: New Zealand v South Africa

(22:30 – 2:00)

Women’s Group B Match: England v Sri Lanka

Cycling – Track and Para Track, Lee Valley VeloPark

(14:30 – 18:45)

Women’s Sprint Qualification

Women’s 3000m Individual Pursuit Qualification

Womens Sprint 1/8 Finals

Womens Sprint Quarter-Finals

Men’s 4000m Individual Pursuit Qualification

(20:30 – 23:30)

Men’s Keirin Round 1

Womens Sprint Semi-Finals

Women’s 3000m Individual Pursuit Finals

Men’s Keirin Round 1 Repechage

Men’s 4000m Individual Pursuit Finals

Men’s Keirin Round 2

Women’s Sprint Finals

Men’s Keirin Finals (7-12 & 1-6)

Gymnastics – Artistic, Arena Birmingham

(13:30 – 18:30)

Women’s Team Final & Individual Qualification – Subdivision 1

Women’s Team Final & Individual Qualification – Subdivision 2

(21:00 – 2:30)

Women’s Team Final & Individual Qualification – Subdivision 3

Women’s Team Final & Individual Qualification – Subdivision 4

Hockey, University of Birmingham Hockey and Squash Centre

(13:30 – 17:00)

Men’s Group Match

South Africa v Pakistan

Canada v Wales

(18:30 – 22:00)

Women’s Group Match

Australia v Kenya

England v Ghana

(23:30 – 3:00)

Women’s Group Match

India v Wales

New Zealand v Scotland

Lawn Bowls and Para Lawn Bowls, Victoria Park

(13:00 – 18:15) 

Men’s Triples Sectional Play – Round 3

Para Men’s Pairs B6-B8 Sectional Play – Round 3

Women’s Singles Sectional Play – Round 3

Men’s Triples Sectional Play – Round 4

Para Women’s Pairs B6-B8 Sectional Play – Round 3

Women’s Singles Sectional Play – Round 4

(19:30 – 0:45)

Women’s Fours Sectional Play – Round 3

Para Men’s Pairs B6-B8 Sectional Play – Round 4

Men’s Pairs Sectional Play – Round 3

Women’s Fours Sectional Play – Round 4

Para Women’s Pairs B6-B8 Sectional Play – Round 4

Men’s Pairs Sectional Play – Round 4

Netball, The NEC Arena

(16:30 – 20:00)

Australia v Scotland

England v Malawi

(22:30 – 2:00)

Jamaica v South Africa

New Zealand v Uganda

Rugby Sevens, Coventry Stadium

(13:30 – 18:00)

Women’s Group Match

Men’s Group Match

(22:00 – 3:00)

Women’s 5-8 Semi-final 1

Women’s 5-8 Semi-final 2

Men’s 9-16 Quarter-final 1

Men’s 9-16 Quarter-final 2

Men’s 9-16 Quarter-final 3

Men’s 9-16 Quarter-final 4

Women’s Semi-final 1

Women’s Semi-final 2

Men’s Quarter-final 1

Men’s Quarter-final 2

Men’s Quarter-final 3

Men’s Quarter-final 4

Squash, University of Birmingham Hockey and Squash Centre

(16:30 – 19:00)

Women’s Singles Preliminary Round of 32

Men’s Singles Preliminary Round of 32

(22:30 – 1:00)

Women’s Singles Preliminary Round of 32

Men’s Singles Preliminary Round of 32

Table Tennis and Para Table Tennis, The NEC Hall 3

(14:00 – 19:00)

Women’s Team Event Qualifying Round 3

Men’s Team Event Qualifying Round 3

(20:30 – 1:30)

Women’s Team Event Quarter-Finals

Weightlifting, The NEC Hall 1

(13:30 – 18:15)

Men’s 55kg Final

Men’s 61kg Final

(20:00 – 22:15)

Women’s 49kg

(0:30 – 2:45)

Women’s 55kg

(Timings are subject to change)

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TRAE DAY 2022; Trae tha Truth hosts full weekend of community events; See line up here

TRAE DAY 2022; Trae tha Truth hosts full weekend of community events; See line up here

HOUSTON – It’s almost July 22, and that means it’s about to be Trae Day! Except this year’s event lineup is BIGGER than ever before.

Houston rapper and humanitarian Trae Tha Truth received his own day, proclaimed by former Houston mayor Bill White back in 2008.

Since then, Trae has traditionally used the day to host events that aim to bring the Houston community together and that help fulfill the needs of the less fortunate.

LIST OF EVENTS BELOW:

See Trae Tha Truth’s event line up here (Copyright 2022 by KPRC Click2Houston – All rights reserved.)

Thursday, July 21

12 P.M. – First pitch at the Houston Astros game

1 p.m. – Trae Tha Truth and Kroger partner together for gas card giveaway

4 – 8 p.m. – Kids Flip N Fun trampoline park takeover

5379 W. Richey Road

7 p.m. – Ride with Trae! Bike ride

Meet at 301 Milam Street

Friday, July 22

11 a.m. – Community event

12 p.m. – Free gas giveaway

2:30 p.m. – Homeless cool off; Giving away ice cream, and cold water to the homeless

Corner of Chartres and Congress

8 p.m. – Trae Tha Truth unplugged concert featuring a live band

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40 Below

Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas Ave.

Saturday, July 23

12 – 2 p.m. – Trae Day brunch

3 – 8 p.m. – Trae Day Family Funday festival

Aveva Stadium

12131 Kirby Drive

Sunday, July 24

12 – 3 p.m. – Celebrity kickball game; Team Trae vs. Team Turkey Leg Hut

Rice University Practice Bubble

6100 Main Street

6 p.m. – Funny by Nature comedy festival

House of Blues

1204 Caroline Street

SEE ALSO: Trae Tha Truth awards $50K in scholarships to students at ‘Trae Day’ event

Trae Tha Truth and the Relief Gang hand out food, jackets to the homeless as winter weather approaches

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‘Happy Energy’: Houston rapper Trae Tha Truth treats Aldine ISD student with special needs to fun-filled day after violent attack

Rapper Trae Tha Truth helps woman who was robbed at gunpoint while walking to front door of SW Houston home

Trae Tha Truth, Elite Wellness Dental give those in need a new smile

H-TOWN vs NYC: Trae Tha Truth, The Breakfast Club’s DJ Envy host Juneteenth car show

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‘Welcome to Houston’: Rapper Trae Tha Truth helps teen selling bottles of water buy school clothes

Trae Tha Truth to host ice cream social at his Katy ice cream shop

Trae tha Truth delivers 2,000 pints of ice cream to Harris County Jail

Trae Tha Truth honored with Biden’s Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award

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Houston rapper Trae Tha Truth partners with Hot Wheels to create first-edition SLAB toy

Trae Tha Truth announces he’s opening boxing gym in Houston

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Muskoka Pride Week kicks off next week with full slate of events

Muskoka Pride Week kicks off next week with full slate of events

Following two years of restrictions, organizers are ‘beyond thrilled to once again host the annual Festival and Parade in downtown Bracebridge’

NEWS RELEASE

MUSKOKA PRIDE COMMUNITY

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Muskoka Pride has announced that the 2022 Muskoka Pride Week will run from July 14 to July 24. The annual week of activities celebrates the Muskoka lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) community. 

This year’s Pride celebration is a return to pre-pandemic events, including the first Festival and Parade since 2019, explains Merv Taylor-Morin, president of Muskoka Pride. 

“For the past two years, we have continued to celebrate Pride Week in smaller ways, following the COVID restrictions in place at the time. We are beyond thrilled to once again host the annual Festival and Parade in downtown Bracebridge this year,” Taylor-Morin said.

Muskoka Pride board member Shawn Forth explains: “It is so important for members of the LGBTQ+ community to see themselves represented in the greater community. When you identify as LGBTQ+ and grow up in a small community, you can feel isolated and as if you are the only one. It is important for there to be LGBTQ+ visibility in our communities.” 

Forth explains that just last month, Muskoka Pride donated rainbow benches to all municipalities in Muskoka to help ensure a year-round visible symbol of the commitment to diverse and inclusive communities. The funding was provided through the District of Muskoka’s Community Enhancement grant. 

IN-PERSON EVENTS 

Muskoka Pride Week will feature in-person events throughout Muskoka over 11 days. 

Pride Week starts off with the theatrical production Twelfth Night by Timberbeast Productions on Thursday, July 14, at the Gravenhurst Wharf gazebo. 

The party starts on Friday, July 15, with Disco Muskoka. In partnership with the Huntsville Theatre Company, Muskoka Pride is hosting a disco party at Canvas Brewery in Huntsville. Tickets are available on the HTC website. 

Pride Church Services will be held on July 17 at Trinity United Church in Gravenhurst and on July 24 at Bracebridge United Church.

On Thursday, July 21, Bracebridge Hall will host MQFF After Dark, a film screening for 19+ which features films from this year’s Muskoka Queer Film Festival that could not be broadcast due to content. Tickets are available on the Muskoka Pride Website or pay at the door. 

FLAG RAISINGS 

All municipalities in Muskoka will be raising the Progress Pride flag on Monday, July 19. Members of the public are encouraged to join us for ceremonies at their local municipality office to celebrate the annual flag raising. 

DRAG SHOWS 

Muskoka Drag Royalty is holding four events this year, including Drag Trivia at Bracebridge Barrelhouse on July 18, a 19+ show at Sawdust City Brewery on July 22, and two all-ages shows on July 20 and July 24. 

FAMILY EVENTS 

Muskoka Pride has taken great care to ensure that many events are geared toward the entire family. Many families participate to show their allyship with the community, to support their LGBTQ+ family members, and as an opportunity for their families to experience their first Pride Festival. 

The annual Six Mile Lake boat parade will take place on Saturday, July 16, at 6 Mile Lake in Georgian Bay Township, starting at 1 p.m. 

The annual Rainbow Road Tour on Sunday, July 17, which was first introduced during the pandemic, will take place again. It is a great opportunity for the entire family to tour around Lake Muskoka. This year’s route will incorporate some of the newly installed rainbow benches and will end with a BBQ and musical performance at Muskoka Brewery. 

Tuesday, July 19, is Pride Night at the Muskoka Drive-In. Featuring three short films from the Muskoka Queer Film Festival (MQFF) and the feature film Dawn, Her Dad, and the Tractor, tickets are available on the Muskoka Pride website or pay cash at the gate.

On Thursday, July 21, the 10th annual Muskoka Pride Mini-Golf Tournament will be held at Northern Escapades Mini Putt. Families and individuals can golf for a special rate between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and try for their chance at the trophy. 

Two Drag Shows are planned, which are aimed at all ages: Wednesday, July 20, a Driveway Drag Show is planned at a private residence in Bracebridge, and the Memorial Park Drag Show is planned as part of the annual Pride Festival on Sunday, July 24. Both shows feature many local performers from Muskoka Drag Royalty. 

Muskoka Bay Resort is hosting a Pride Pool Party on Saturday, July 23, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. It will feature live music, games, prizes, and food. Admission is free. Please contact the resort to add your name to the guest list. 

FESTIVAL AND PARADE 

For the first time since 2019, Muskoka Pride will host the annual Pride Festival in Memorial Park on Sunday, July 24t, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring vendors, live music, and activities for the family. The band Dirty Little Swing Thing will be performing under the bandshell, and local singer Briar Summers will be performing on a second stage. Muskoka Drag Royalty will be hosting a drag show starting at 2:30 p.m. 

The annual Pride Parade will take place at 12:30 p.m. on Manitoba Street. This year, the parade will be starting at Memorial Park and going through downtown Bracebridge. 

Everyone, no matter how you identify, is welcome to attend Muskoka Pride events. 

Muskoka Pride receives funding from the Government of Canada through the Local Festivals – Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage grant. 

We would like to thank our Silver Sponsors: The Town of Bracebridge, YWCA Muskoka, TD Ready Commitment, Muskoka Bay Resort, and Deerhurst Resort. We would also like to acknowledge our Bronze Sponsors: McMaster’s Muskoka, Lakeland Networks and our Media Sponsor: Star Metroland Media. 

To see a full schedule of events, visit this website or click “Events” on the Muskoka Pride Facebook Page.

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Hyve Sees Full Revenue Recovery as Demand for In-Person Events Returns

Hyve Sees Full Revenue Recovery as Demand for In-Person Events Returns

By Jaime Llinares Taboada

Hyve Group PLC said Monday that its third-quarter revenue for fiscal year 2022 demonstrated a full recovery on a pro forma basis, reflecting strong customer demand for in-person events.

The U.K. events company said that it ran all nine scheduled events in the quarter ending June 30, with the exception of three in Ukraine.

In addition, Hyve reported contracted revenue of 122.3 million pounds ($150.1 million) for the full year ending Sept. 30.

“The trends we saw emerge post-pandemic continue to hold true–in particular, our customers continue to spend more with us than before, demonstrating the huge value which in-person events offer and proving that our strategy of focusing on only market-leading events is paying off,” Chief Executive Mark Shashoua said.

Write to Jaime Llinares Taboada at jaime.llinares@wsj.com; @JaimeLlinaresT

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Maxville Fair returns with full range of events and activities

Maxville Fair returns with full range of events and activities

The Kenyon Agricultural Society held the Maxville Fair on June 17 and 18. After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the fair returned with all of its familiar events, activities, and the spirit of the local agricultural community.

Holstein show

The Holstein cattle show is always a major part of the Maxville Fair. Above and below: Competitors quietly parade their heifers around the show ring. Photo: James Morgan

Baby show

Above and below: There was a whole lot of cuteness crawling around on the floor of the Metcalfe Centre when it was time for the Baby Show at the Maxville Fair. There weren’t any signs of serious competition between contestants or their parents, just a lot of smiles and playing. Photo: James Morgan

Riding the Queen’s way

English-style horseback riding competition at the Maxville Fair. Photo: James Morgan

Serve’s Up!

Saturday was not exactly the best weather for beach volleyball, but the tournament at the Maxville Fair went ahead nonetheless with teams serving up fun. Photo: James Morgan

Arts and crafts

Above: Art inspired by ancient Egypt by students at Laggan Public School on display at the Maxville Fair. Photo: James Morgan
Below: Quilts were among the examples of local arts and crafts on display at the Maxville Fair. Photo: James Morgan

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Scripts announces full programme of events | Westmeath Independent

Scripts announces full programme of events | Westmeath Independent

Photo: Paul Moore.

After two years of online and hybrid events, Scripts Ireland’s Playwriting Festival is back with a jam-packed programme from July 7 to July 10 in Birr.

This innovative playwriting festival features a host of exciting performances and workshops for lovers of theatre – those who want to create, perform, and watch live new theatre in the beautiful surroundings of a heritage town.

Live performances include Bloody Yesterday by Deirdre Kinehan, Wake by Irene Kelleher, Looking for América by Janet Moran and an exclusive new work called Promenade Performance created especially for the festival in collaboration with Birr Stage Guild. Jay Ryan’s Living with a Fairy is also on the schedule for family audiences.

Earlier this year, Scripts received a record-breaking number of entries (over 130) to its call for submissions for new short plays. This year’s selected writers are Tony Doyle, Sarah McKenna Dunne and Jacqueline Corrigan and Robert Webster. They will receive a week of mentorship with award-winning Offaly writer Eugene O’Brien during the festival. Then, all three plays will be performed as rehearsed readings by a team of professional actors at the Scripts headline event, Nurtured New Works at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre on Sunday, July 10, at 4pm. The winning play will be chosen by a distinguished panel including playwright Christian O’Reilly and Fishamble’s Gavin Kostick. Scripts also continues to collaborate with the national theatre, The Abbey, to support its winning playwright.

This July, there will also be the unveiling of the very first George B. Miller Award, a new collaboration by Scripts and Youth Theatre Ireland. The selected writers will see their new plays for 11-14 year olds performed for the very first time as live readings during the festival.

For those who want to learn more about the art of playwriting, Fishamble’s Gavin Kostick and playwright Chrisitian O’Reilly will deliver workshops focusing on new writing. Former Scripts winner Lesley Conroy will host Family Proofing Your Arts Practice: A workshop on creative solutions to challenges facing parenting artists at Birr Library. David Walsh from Open Minds will also facilitate Unconscious Bias, exploring the way unconscious bias operates and help participants identify it and understand barriers to truly inclusive creativity.

For the full programme and some exciting special ticket offers, visit www.scriptsireland.com

Scripts Ireland’s Playwriting Festival is kindly supported by Arts Council of Ireland, Offaly County Council, Birr Municipal District, Fishamble and Youth Theatre Ireland and Creative Ireland.