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Here’s how the cycling events went at the 2022 Commonwealth Games – CyclingTips

Here's how the cycling events went at the 2022 Commonwealth Games - CyclingTips

If you’re reading this from somewhere outside the British Commonwealth, you probably don’t understand all the fuss about the Commonwealth Games. Sure, they aren’t the Olympics, and sure, the cycling events are missing the top European riders, but for the athletes that compete, the Commonwealth Games are still a big deal. Just ask Chloe Hosking.

As of Sunday evening, the cycling events at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games are now complete. With that in mind, let’s take a quick look back at the biggest results from the past couple weeks and which nations performed best in cycling overall.

Road racing

Women’s time trial

Australia’s Grace Brown (FDJ Suez Futuroscope) started as the favourite for this 29 km effort around Wolverhampton and duly delivered. The 30-year-old Victorian powered to the gold medal ahead of fellow WorldTour riders Anna Henderson (England/Jumbo-Visma) and Georgia Williams (New Zealand/BikeExchange-Jayco).

The win was Brown’s first at a Commonwealth Games.

Men’s time trial

It was another gold for Australia in the men’s time trial, with former world champion Rohan Dennis (Jumbo-Visma) taking the win. The increasingly impressive Fred Wright (England/Bahrain Victorious) claimed silver ahead of Geraint Thomas (Wales/Ineos Grenadiers).

Dennis’s gold adds to the silver medal he took in the time trial at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, in Glasgow.

Women’s road race

After 112 flat kilometres around Warwick on Sunday morning, the women’s road race came down to a bunch sprint. Pre-race favourites Australia had controlled the race throughout and then Ruby Roseman-Gannon and Alex Manly rode a strong lead-out for Georgia Baker who took gold in the sprint – her third gold of the Games.

Silver went to Scotswoman Neah Evans, while Australia’s Sarah Roy took bronze after riding as a sweeper for Baker.

Men’s road race

A group of 15 got away early in the 160 km men’s race and with a bunch of WorldTour riders in that break, it was soon clear the move would stick. There were plenty of attacks from that lead group, including from Luke Plapp (Australia/Ineos Grenadiers) and Fred Wright (England/Bahrain Victorious), plus a dangerous late salvo from Geraint Thomas (Wales/Ineos Grenadiers).

But in the five-up sprint that eventually decided the race, it was Continental-level Kiwi pro Aaron Gate (Bolton Equities Black Spoke Pro Cycling) that took the win ahead of Daryl Impey (South Africa/Israel-Premier Tech) and Scotland’s Finn Crockett (Ribble Weldtite).

The gold medal was Gate’s fourth of the Games, after wins in (spoiler alert) the points race, individual pursuit, and team pursuit on the track.

Track racing

Follow the link for a full breakdown of all the track racing at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, but here are the results that most caught our eye:

Women’s team pursuit

The women’s team pursuit final came down to Australia and New Zealand with the Australian quartet of Georgia Baker, Sophie Edwards, Chloe Moran and Maeve Plouffe taking a comfortable victory. Their time of 4:12.234 was a new Commonwealth Games record … but eight seconds off the world record set by the German team at last year’s Olympics.

England took the bronze medal ahead of Wales.

Men’s team pursuit

It was New Zealand vs England in the men’s team pursuit gold medal race, with New Zealand taking the top prize by roughly two seconds. Their time of 3:47.575 was also a Commonwealth Games record for Aaron Gate, Jordan Kerby, Tom Sexton and Campbell Stewart, but 4.5 seconds slower than the world record set by the Italians at the Tokyo Olympics.

Australia took the bronze medal ahead of Wales.

Women’s points race

It was a comfortable win in the 25 km points race for Georgia Baker (Australia) who easily accounted for Scotland’s Neah Evans (also second to Baker in the road race), and Eluned King (Wales).

Men’s points race

It was a Kiwi 1-2 in the men’s 40 km points race with Aaron Gate and Campbell Stewart taking gold and silver, with England’s Oli Wood taking home bronze.

Women’s scratch race

The women’s scratch race was taken out by the most successful British athlete in Olympic history, Dame Laura Kenny. The seven-time world champion took the win ahead of New Zealand’s Michaela Drummond and Canadian Maggie Coles-Lyster.

Men’s scratch race

More success for New Zealand in the men’s 15 km event with Corbin Strong beating John Archibald (Scotland) and William Roberts (Wales).

Women’s individual pursuit

New Zealand’s Bryony Botha set a new Games record of 3:18.456 in her comfortable victory over Australia’s Maeve Plouffe in the 3,000 m race.

Neah Evans (Scotland) beat Australian track recruit Sarah Roy in the bronze medal race.

Men’s individual pursuit

Another gold medal for Kiwi Aaron Gate who took a comfortable win over compatriot Tom Sexton in the 4,000 m event. Australia’s Conor Leahy won the bronze medal race ahead of Charlie Tanfield (England).

Mountain biking

Women’s cross country

World champion Evie Richards (England) started as the top favourite and she certainly delivered on that billing. In a field of just eight riders, Richards rode to a comfortable victory, adding to her silver medal from four years earlier. It was a welcome result for the 25-year-old who has had a torrid year with a back injury, a stomach bug and COVID

Australia’s Zoe Cuthbert took silver, while South Africa’s Candice Lill claimed bronze.

Men’s cross country

Kiwi Sam Gaze repeated his gold medal from four years earlier with a strong performance in the men’s cross-country race. Gaze rode away to victory on lap six of eight as his compatriot Ben Oliver took silver and Namibia’s Alexander Miller claimed bronze.

The final medal tally

Here’s how the final medal tally looked for the cycling events at Birmingham 2022. It was close at the top of the table!

This table appears courtesy of Wikipedia. England is highlighted because it is the host nation of Birmingham 2022.

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Toronto Caribbean Carnival is back. Here’s your guide to events happening this weekend

Toronto Caribbean Carnival is back. Here’s your guide to events happening this weekend

Toronto, get ready. The annual Caribbean Carnival is happening this weekend. Whether you’re going out with friends, family or to party, there will be something fun for everyone to enjoy.

Here’s everything you need to know about this weekend’s festivities:

The Grand Parade

After two years of pandemic-related cancellations, Toronto Caribbean Carnival’s Grand Parade is back this year at Exhibition Place.

The Grand Parade will run from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. An opening ceremony will kick the day off at 9:30 a.m. and the parade will begin at 10 a.m. Most of the parade will take place along Lake Shore Boulevard. Only registered participants and masqueraders are allowed on the parade route itself, but it’s free for spectators along Lake Shore. You won’t be able to get to the Lake Shore through Exhibition Place, so plan accordingly.

Depending on which side of Lake Shore you plan to watch from, parks will offer amenities like washrooms and emergency services — on the east side, at Ontario Place; on the west side turn to Marilyn Bell Park where there will also be food vendors.

At Exhibition Place, there is ticketed bleacher seating for viewing the parade. The grounds also offer live music, food vendors highlighting Caribbean cuisine and a beer garden.

Tickets and more information are available online at

Plan to take GO Transit or the TTC as parking will be scarce.

Some roads will be closed for Carnival from 2 a.m. on Saturday to 8 a.m. on Sunday:

• Lake Shore Boulevard West from Colborne Lodge Drive to Bathurst Street

• Strachan Avenue from Fleet Street to Lake Shore Boulevard West

• Jameson Avenue from Springhurst Avenue to Lake Shore Boulevard West

• Dunn Avenue at Springhurst Avenue

• Dufferin Street at Springhurst Avenue

• Fort York Boulevard between Fleet Street and Lake Shore Boulevard West

• The westbound Gardiner Expressway off-ramp to Dunn and Jameson Avenues (Exit 149)

Pan Alive Steel Pan Showcase

Steel pan is traditionally associated with the Caribbean islands and is a cornerstone of calypso and soca music. Pan Alive, put on by the Ontario Steel Pan Association, will showcase the bright and vibrant sounds of the steel pan at Lamport Stadium on Friday. Tickets are available at

Party with basketball legends

Toronto, this weekend is your chance to party with two NBA legends.

On Friday, American basketball superstar LeBron James is kicking off Carnival weekend hosting the sixth annual DAYLIGHT party at Lavelle’s rooftop pool and lounge bar. Tickets for the event are available on Ticket Gateway for $200. The event is organized by Toronto Caribbean Carnival and James’ tequila brand, Lobos. The party is from 1 to 7 p.m. at 627 King St. W.

And, fresh off the Warriors’ NBA championship, all-star basketball player Andrew Wiggins is in town hosting a party at Arcane nightclub on Saturday celebrating Carnival weekend. This is the official parade after-party and will go from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. at 461 King St. W. Tickets are available on Ticket Gateway for $60.

Drake’s “Road to OVO Fest Tour”

Drake is putting on shows featuring various hip hop and R&B artists in Toronto all weekend as a part of his “October World Weekend Road to OVO Fest Tour.” On Friday, see Chris Brown and Lil Baby perform at Budweiser Stage.

Also at Budweiser Stage, Drake is performing with Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj for a Young Money reunion show on Monday. Tickets are available online at

Argonauts Caribbean Carnival Night

BMO Field will be decked out in colourful Carnival decorations for Caribbean Carnival Night. The pre-game party will start at 3:30 p.m. and feature masqueraders, a steel pan band, DJ and lots of soca music to match the vibe.

The Argonauts will take on the Ottawa Redblacks Sunday at 5 p.m. Tickets and more information are available online at

Island Soul

Bringing island vibes, music and family-friendly events to the Harbourfront Centre, Island Soul has something in store for everybody. Most of the events are free and run Friday through Monday. Dance at the silent disco in the South Lawn featuring soca, dancehall and reggae, learn dance styles from across the African diaspora at a dance workshop with Afiwi Groove Dance, and enjoy live music from reggae to soca to jazz. Learn more and explore the full program online at

Carnival City at Ajax Downs

Celebrate Carnival in Durham at Ajax Downs. Carnival City’s 12 days of programming runs until Aug. 7. On Monday, celebrate Emancipation Day at Carnival City with live traditional and cultural performances to entertain the whole family. A calypso music showcase is scheduled for 2 p.m. At 4 p.m. take in a theatrical production telling the story of emancipation and the history of Caribbean Carnival through dance and music. And, dance all night to a tribute performance for the late great soca artist Blaxx. Get tickets and more information online at

Bob Marley One Love Experience

In sync with Toronto’s Caribbean Carnival season this month, “Bob Marley One Love Experience” is open at the Lighthouse ArtSpace in Toronto. The show features six rooms that showcase art, music, photos, memorabilia and immersive displays. Listen to Marley’s music in a virtual concert experience, view a huge portrait of Marley by artist Mr. Brainwash, and delve into Marley’s personal interests, including his family and football. The exhibit was organized in collaboration with the musician’s family and will run through Aug. 14. Timed-entry tickets start at $20 and are available at

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2006 Mumbai train bombings: 16 years on, here’s the timeline of events that followed the horrific incident

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On July 11, 2006, a string of powerful bombs ripped through Mumbai’s commuter trains system in the evening rush hour, killing nearly 200 people and bringing India’s financial capital to a standstill.

Seven blasts were triggered in the span of 11 minutes in the first-class suburban train compartments leaving 189 dead and several injured.

The first bomb went off shortly after 6.20 pm in the Western Railway suburban train running from Churchgate to Borivali. The bomb exploded when the train was between Khar and Santacruz stations. Another bomb exploded at the same time in a local between Bandra and Khar Road. Following this, five more explosions occurred in Jogeshwari, Mahim Junction, Mira Road-Bhayander, Matunga-Mahim Junction and Borivali.

Most of the commuters in these trains were executives, businessmen, employees of government and private establishments and college students.

Here’s a look at the timeline of events that took place since the 2006 Mumbai train bombings.

July 11, 2006:

 Between 6.20 pm and 6.35 pm, seven RDX bombs ripped the first-class compartments of Mumbai local trains.

July 14, 2006: Terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Qahhar, possibly linked to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), claimed responsibility for the bombings through an e-mail to an Indian TV channel.

July 17, 2006: The Mumbai forensic science laboratory said highly explosive RDX and Ammonium Nitrate were used for the bombings. The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) said the bombs were assembled in Chembur.

July 18, 2006: A week after the blast, a memorial service was held in Mumbai to pay tribute to the victims. Sirens were sounded across Mumbai in homage to those who lost their lives, while then President Abdul Kalam led people into observing a two-minute silence.

July 21, 2006: The police arrested three persons in connection with the bombings.

November, 2006: The ATS filed chargesheet in which 13 of those subsequently arrested and 15 absconding were named as the accused under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime (MCOCA).

June, 2007: Those who were accused in the 7/11 bombings moved the Supreme Court, challenging the constitutional validity of MCOCA. The following year, the SC ordered a stay on the trial.

September, 2008: Five Indian Mujahideen (IM) operatives were arrested by the Mumbai Crime Branch. Contradiction in the probe by the crime branch and the ATS started to show when the crime branch said IM carried out the bombings, while the ATS said Pakistani nationals planted the bombs.

February, 2009: Arrested leader of the Indian Mujahideen Sadiq Sheikh confessed to conducting the bombings in a news channel broadcast.

February, 2010: Lawyer Shahid Azmi, who defended some of the accused in the Mumbai blast case, was shot dead in his central Mumbai office.

August, 2013: Yasin Bhatkal, co-founder of IM, who was arrested from the Indo-Nepal border, claimed the 2006 bombings were done by IM in response to the 2002 Gujarat riots.

August 2014: The court concluded the 7/11 trial but reserved its judgment.

September 2015: The MCOCA court convicted 12 of the 13 arrested in the case. The court sentenced five convicts – Kamal Ansari, Faisal Shaikh, Estesham Siddiqui, Naveed Khan and Asif Bashir Khan – to death. Seven others – Mohammed Ali, Mohammed Sajid Ansari, Majid Shafi, Dr Tanveer Ansari, Muzzammil Shaikh, Zamir Shaikh and Sohail Shaikh – were sentenced to life imprisonment. The court acquitted one of the accused.

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Here’s a list of Canada Day events across eastern Ontario

Here's a list of Canada Day events across eastern Ontario looks at events happening across eastern Ontario on Canada Day.


Celebrate Canada Day in Arnprior.

Robert Simpson Park will host Canada Day celebrations during the day, while fireworks are set for 9:45 p.m. on the island by the Madawaska Bridge.

For more information on all the Canada Day events in Arnprior, visit


Celebrate Canada’s 155th birthday in Brockville.

Events include the Brockville Pipe and Drum Corp. leading a March of the Scarlet Clad Infantry Re-enactors, and fireworks at approximately 9:30 p.m. on the waterfront.

For more information, visit


Canada Day celebrations will be held at Riverside Park (179 John Street) in Carleton Place on Friday.

Enjoy live entertainment, a petting zoo, a kid’s craft table, a decorated bicycle parade and more. Fireworks are scheduled for 9:45 p.m.

For more information, visit


Canada Day celebrations will be part of the Clarence-Rockland Festival at Simon Park in Rockland.

Activities on July 1 include a Kidz Zone, a Children’s Show, musical acts and fireworks.

For more information, visit


Canada Day festivities will be held in Lamoureux Park in Cornwall, Ont. on Friday.

Celebrations kick off at 12 p.m., with an afternoon and evening of musical acts. There will also be a beer garden and food trucks, a Kids Zone and fireworks at 10 p.m.

For more information, visit


Canada Day celebrations will be held as part of the Multicultural Festival in Hawkesbury.

Events will be held in Pioneers’ Park from June 30 to July 3.

On Canada Day, activities include fireworks at 9:45 p.m.

For more information, visit


Celebrate Canada Day in North Grenville.

Events will be held at Riverside Park in Kemptville on Friday.

Festivities include a public swim, a Family Fun Zone, musical acts and fireworks at 10 p.m.

For more information, visit


Kingston is hosting Canada Day celebrations at several locations, including City Hall, the Kingston East Community Centre, Rideau Heights Community Centre and Woodbine Park.

The celebrations wrap up with fireworks at Confederation Basin at 10 p.m.

For more information, visit


Mississippi Mills is celebrating Canada’s Birthday over two days.

A parade will be held in Pakenham on June 30 at 7 p.m. On Friday, enjoy a Canada Day Car Parade and Show, Etsy Street Market and more in Almonte. There will be a family picnic and musical guests in Gemmill Park in Almonte on Canada Day, followed by fireworks at dusk.

For more information, visit


Enjoy Canada Day festivities in Napanee on Friday.

Events include a pancake breakfast, the Napanee Valley Cruisers Classic Car Show, musical performances and fireworks.

For more information, visit


The City of Pembroke and Downtown Pembroke are hosting Canada Day festivities.

Enjoy a variety of exciting activities at Waterfront Park from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will be live entertainment through the afternoon, followed by fireworks at Riverside Park at 10 p.m.


Petawawa is celebrating Canada Day while also celebrating its 25th anniversary.

Events will be held at the Civic Centre on Friday. Fireworks will be held at Garrison Petawawa.

For more information, visit


The Town of Prescott is hosting a Canada Day Community Celebration.

Events include public swimming at the Centennial Pool, games and activities at the Leo Boivin Community Centre and a fireworks display at 9:30 p.m.

For more information, visit


Celebrate Canada Day in Renfrew, Ont.

Events will be held at Ma-Te-Way Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the NHA/NHL Birthplace Museum will be open.

For more information, visit


Russell is hosting a Canada Day celebration.

There will be music, food, carnival games, and fireworks at Russell High School at 10 p.m.

For more information, visit

For a list of all Canada Day events in eastern Ontario, visit

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Here’s what is happening in the Sea to Sky for National Indigenous Peoples Day 2022

Here’s what is happening in the Sea to Sky for National Indigenous Peoples Day 2022

Free events in Squamish, Whistler and West Vancouver.

Tuesday, June 21, is National Indigenous Peoples Day

It is a day to stop and purposefully recognize and celebrate “the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples,” according to the Government of Canada.

The federal recognition of the date came in 1996. 

The particular date was chosen because it was on or close to the date many Indigenous folks marked the summer solstice as the longest day of the year.

Here’s how the day is being marked in the Sea to Sky. 

In Squamish

•Where: at Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) Totem Hall at 1380 Stawamus Road.

What: There will be workshops, vendors, canoe races, dancing and singing and more

Who: Everyone welcome!

When: June 21, From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Cost: Free


•Where: Squamish Public Library

What: Indigenous Storytelling by Ta Síiy̓uxwa tl’a Sḵwx̱wú7meshulh (The Elders of the Squamish People) 

The library says: “Join Ta Síiy̓uxwa tl’a Sḵwx̱wú7meshulh (The Elders of the Squamish People) Kwa-Kwain-Kwulth-enexw Linda Williams and Khapquolanogh Henry Williams for a morning of storytelling followed by a group discussion.”

Who: Register by email 

When: June 22 at 10:30:am

Cost: Free


In Whistler

Where: Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre (SLCC) near the Upper Village

What: A celebration of Skw̲xw̲ú7mesh (Squamish People) and Líl̓wat7úl (Lil’wat People).

The events are in partnership with Resort Municipality of Whistler

The day will include musical performances by the Spiritual Warriors and the Spo7ez Performance Team and spoken word from SLCC ambassador and hip-hop artist Jay Natrell, also known as The Prophet.

The SLCC’s latest exhibit, Ancient Medicines: From Feast to Famine to Freedom also opens June 21. On the same day, the museum will play host to storytelling, live carving as part of the Community Reconciliation Canoe project, an artist market featuring traditional and contemporary work from Lil’wat and Squamish Nation artists, and activities, as well as a yoga session in Itsken Hall led by lululemon.

When: June 21 for free events. National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebrations continue until July 3. 

For full programming details, visit

Cost: Free on June 21

In West Vancouver

Where: West Vancouver Memorial Library (Reader’s Rooftop on the outdoor patio.)

What: Indigenous Storytelling by Ta Síiy̓uxwa tl’a Sḵwx̱wú7meshulh (The Elders of the Squamish People). 

The West Van library says those who register will join Ta Síiy̓uxwa tl’a Sḵwx̱wú7meshulh (Elder of the Squamish People) 

with Chief Bill Williams Talalsamkin Siyam for a morning of storytelling followed by group discussion.

Williams Talalsamkin Siyam is a Hereditary Chief of Seaichem Reserve in the Squamish Valley. One of 16 Hereditary Chiefs who Amalgamated in 1923 to form what is called Squamish Chiefs and Council.

When: Tuesday, June 28, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Who: Register by filling out the form on the West Vancouver library site. 

Cost: Free

~With files from Brandon Barrett/Pique Newsmagazine


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Here’s a list of 2022 Juneteenth events happening in the Bay Area

Here's a list of 2022 Juneteenth events happening in the Bay Area
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — This year marks the 156th anniversary of Juneteenth, the holiday that recognizes the first day of freedom for enslaved Africans in Texas and commemorates the end of slavery in the United States as a whole.

RELATED: How to talk to your kids about Juneteenth

Check out our list below of events across the Bay Area honoring Juneteenth:

June 17

‘The Joy Protocol’ at the Bayview Opera House
The Bayview Opera House will host the premiere of “The Joy Protocol,” a collaboration between San Francisco choreographer Gregory Dawson and jazz musician and composer Richard Howell.

June 16-18, 8pm, $15-$50. Details here.

June 18

Afrocentric Oakland’s Juneteenth Weekend
This two-part Lake Merritt celebration is kicking off Saturday with the Pan-African Wellness Fest. It features guided meditation, yoga, Tai Chi, self-defense, spoken word performances, interactive art installations, a youth zone, keynote speakers, Black excellence awards and vendors.

Lake Merritt Amphitheater. June 18, 12-8 p.m., $5. Details here.

JuneteenthSF Freedom Celebration
Juneteenth San Francisco Celebration in the Fillmore will have carnival rides, hair & fashion Show, car show, giveaways and more.

1330 Fillmore Street, June 18 at 11 a.m. Details here.

Juneteenth With MoAD

San Francisco’s Museum of the African Diaspora is hosting in-person and virtual events. Virtual events include a panel of artists discussing representation and equality paired with revolutionary music and a presentation from Dr. Daina Ramey Berry on the history of the Transatlantic slave trade through to the emancipation of enslaved people in America. In person, the museum will host St. Gabriel’s Celestial Brass Band as they lead a second-line procession and performance.

Admission to MoAD’s current exhibitions will also be free all day. June 18, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Details here.

52nd Annual Sonoma County MLK Juneteenth Community Festival

This festival will have live music, food, a basketball tournament, arts and crafts, dominoes, spoken word performances and Zumba. There will also be a march from Julliard Park to Martin Luther King Park to honor Sonoma County activist Vince Harper.

Martin Luther King Park. June 18, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Details here.

East Oakland Futures Festival

This block party along the Scraper Bike Way will celebrate East Oakland’s food, arts, tech and culture with an Afrocentric tilt. A community bike ride will kick off the event.

June 18, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Details here.

June 19

Afrocentric Oakland’s Juneteenth Weekend
Sunday, Afrocentric Oakland will host its Fam Bam celebration. “Fam Bam X” will have live performances from DJs, art displays, a youth zone, PanAfrican vendors, and a Black Father’s Day tribute.

Lake Merritt Amphitheater. June 19, 12 p.m.- 8 p.m., $20. Details here.

‘BLACK AS U R’ screening at the Castro Theatre

In this documentary, filmmaker Micheal Rice explores racism and homophobia within Black communities and the unique challenges faced by those who hold both queer and Black identities.

Castro Theatre, June 19, 6:15 pm, $17.50. Details here.

Juneteenth Xtreme Hip Hop with Coach Jay, Bonz, and Amber

STEP with PRIDE at the Juneteenth Xtreme Hip Hop with Coach Jay, Bonz, and Amber INSIDE the Solano Town Center (Fairfield Mall). Xtreme Hip Hop is a fun, high-energy aerobic step class. We will step, move, and groove to old and new school hip hop. All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

June 18 at 10 a.m. Details here.

June 19

East Bay Regional Parks Juneteenth Events
There’s a Juneteenth Celebration Hike at Coyote Hills Regional Park in Fremont celebrating Black contributions and achievements throughout history and in the fields of science, conservation, and art. Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont will host an all-ages baseball game. At the Father’s Day and Juneteenth Celebration at Crown Memorial State Beach in Alameda, there will be a story circle at the top of every hour and craft-making throughout the day at the Crab Cove Visitor Center.

June 19. Details here.

Bayview Juneteenth Father’s Day

Join in on Sunday, June 19th at Gilman Park in San Francisco for amazing food vendors, the Black Millionaire Marketplace, live performances, amusement park rides for children, and many other community resources and activities.

Gilman Park, June 19. Details here

Juneteenth Run w/ Black Men Run
Black Men Run will be leading a group run to remember and reflect on Juneteenth. There will be a 5k and 5k+ option and the run is open to runners of all levels and abilities. Post-run you will meet up in the Presidio store to connect and hear a few words about the impact of Juneteenth on the Black Men Run community.

Sports Basement Presidio, June 19, 9 a.m. Details here.

WATCH: Black hymns: The legacy left by the enslaved honored on Juneteenth and every day

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All the Game Showcase Events Happening in June 2022, Here’s How to Watch Them

We’ve made it to June, and it’s officially not-E3 video game watching season as a bevy of game showcases are scheduled to broadcast this month. To anticipate the next two weeks of game announcements we’ve put together a list of game showcases plus when / where to watch them.

As the game hype machine moves on without the usual yearly ESA event, the season of game showcases has already been kicked off with PlayStation’s State of Play presentation from yesterday. Some highlights include the confirmed March release date for the upcoming Resident Evil 4 Remake, a sleuth of titles coming to PSVR2, Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered swinging over to PC, indie titles, Street Fighter 6 confirmed for next year, Final Fantasy XVI confirmed to release next summer and more.

Check down below for the full list of upcoming showcases happening this month.

Limited Run Games Showcase – June 6th

  • When to Watch: June 6th at 1 p.m PDT / 4 p.m. EDT / 8 p.m. GMT
  • Where to Watch: Twitch

Up first is Limited Run Games is hosting its LRG3 Showcase which is being produced by Mega64 as a part of a partnership. The upcoming game showcase will feature over 30 game trailers and physical release reveals.

Summer Game Fest – June 9th

The first big upcoming game showcase this month is Summer Game Fest, hosted by Geoff Keighley. The third iteration of the event at “a glimpse of what’s next for the world’s preeminent form of entertainment.” The two-hour showcase is set to feature world premieres, gameplay demos and news on some highly anticipated games from a list of more than 30 developers and publishers. Those that will be featured include 2K, Bandai Namco, Capcom; Devolver Digital, Electronic Arts, Epic Games, Mediatonic, MiHoYo, Netflix, PlayStation, Sega, Skybound Games, Square Enix, Steam, Warner Bros. Games, Xbox, and many more.

Day of the Devs: SGF Edition – June 9th

Following the conclusion of Summer Game Fest, the stream will continue on as immediately following is Day of the Devs: SGF Edition. The showcase highlights upcoming indie games from developers including a brand new IP from ustwo games (creators of Monument Valley), a world premiere of the next game from Michael Frei (the creator behind Plug & Play, KIDS) & Raphaël Munoz. We’ll also get another look and some news on Gummy Cat’s Bear and Breakfast. The showcase will also feature games from developers new and familiar including Coin Crew Games, Ewoud van der Werf, Florian Veltman & Baptiste Portefaix, HiWarp, Madison Karrh, Max Inferno, Shared Memory, Soda Den, Two Star Games and Wishfully.

Devolver Direct – June 10th

  • When to Watch: June 9th at 3 p.m PDT / 6 p.m. EDT / 10 p.m. GMT
  • Where to Watch: Twitch and YouTube

Devolver Digital is bringing the chaotic wild card energy to this month’s game showcases with its next Devolver Direct if the trailer above and past shows are anything to go by. The trailer features Devolver’s fictional on-screen marketing team deciding they are doing away with the narrative of past shows “that didn’t go anywhere.” Instead, the publisher is doing a marketing countdown to build excitement for their events with “ridiculous 30-minute celebrity-soaked attention-grab countdowns before a company’s actual presentation.”

The event will be virtually hosted by legendary game developer, Suda51 from inside a giant robot which is being broadcast from inside a remote location which is totally not a Zoom call. It is forgotten that the Direct presentation that is comedic in the most ridiculous ways also showcases games which Devolver Digital confirms there’ll be “at least four video game announcements” including Cult of the Lamb.

Tribeca Games Spotlight – June 10th

All The Game Showcase Events Happening In June 2022, Here'S How To Watch Them
Source: Tribeca Festival
  • When to Watch: June 10th at 12 p.m PDT / 3 p.m. EDT / 7 p.m. GMT
  • Where to Watch: YouTube

The next day, the world-renowned film festival Tribeca is hosting the Tribeca Games Spotlight and is set to feature new looks at some upcoming games and interviews with gaming industry creators. Some of the games that will be featured include A Plague Tale: Requiem, As Dusk Falls, Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course, Oxenfree II: Lost Signals and more.

Freedom Games Summer Showcase – June 10th

After that Publisher, Freedom Games is hosting its own game showcase as a segment via IGN’s Summer of Gaming. The summer showcase event is set to be one hour long and will feature game reveals, release date announcements, updates, developer interviews, and surprises for some of the upcoming indie games. Some games set to make an appearance include One Lonely Outpost, Symphony of War, Retreat to Enen, 9 Years of Shadows, Monorail Stories, Neon Blight, and Tyrant’s Blessing.

Guerrilla Collective – June 11th

  • When to Watch: June 11th at 8 a.m. PDT / 11 AM EDT / 3 p.m. GMT
  • Where to Watch: Twitch and YouTube

Up next is the indie celebration game showcase, the Guerrilla Collective which promises to reveal exclusives and game reveals” from developers and publishers including 11 bit, Raw Fury, tinyBuild, Humble, Team 17, Thunderful, Versus Evil, Curve, Finji, Skybound, Akupara and gems from new teams. Following the conclusion of the event, the next game showcase event below will follow right after.

Wholesome Direct – June 11th

  • When to Watch: June 11th at 9:30 a.m PDT / 12:30 p.m. EDT / 4:30 p.m. GMT
  • Where to Watch: Twitch and YouTube

Wholesomeness is making a comeback as the team behind the Wholesome Direct is returning with another edition of its game showcase this month with nearly 100 cute, cuddly, and on-brand wholesome indie games. The direct is set to feature “new game reveals, exclusive footage, and even games that will launch DURING the show.”

Future Games Show: Summer Showcase – June 11th

The not E3 edition of GameRadar+’s Future Games Show is set to go down next Saturday, while not as big production-wise as some other big players on this list, it looks to be a pretty big show with the games set to be shown. Speaking of which, the game showcase is set to feature seven world premieres and 28 exclusive trailers from publishers like Team17, Thunderful, and Amanita Design. Alongside that the show this year is being hosted by another iconic voice actor duo – Doug Cockle and Denise Gough, who portrayed Geralt of Rivia and Yennefer of Vengerberg in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Xbox & Bethesda Game Showcase – June 12th

After that, we have the penultimate June game showcase and the biggest event for Xbox gamers. That being the return of the Xbox & Bethesda Game Showcase but this time around not under the umbrella as the second edition of Xbox’s current iteration of its June showcase. Similar to last year’s Xbox & Bethesda Game Showcase, we’ll get a look at some of the exclusives coming to Xbox’s game platforms.

While both Starfield and Redfall may have been delayed we could get another look at both games during the showcase, maybe even gameplay reveals of either Xbox’s Fable or Perfect Dark reboots. We could also get another look at already announced Xbox Studios games including The Outer Worlds 2, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, Everwild, Avowed, and the next Forza Motorsport game. It may not be just about first-party games but also Microsoft once again promoting the immense value of Game Pass with some of the upcoming games being available day one on its service.

PC Gaming Show – June 12th

  • When to Watch: June 12th at 12:30 p.m. PDT / 3:30 p.m. EDT / 7:30 p.m. GMT
  • Where to Watch: Twitch and YouTube

Last but not least is the PC Gaming Show taking place a little after Xbox finishes up their showcase and is set to feature something PC gamers really like… PC games. The PC outlet’s gaming showcase presentation for this year will reportedly feature 45 announcements and reveals. Some titles we know will have a presence on the show include Arma 4, Half-Life: Alyx mod – Levitation, Warhammer 40K: Space Marine 2 and many more.

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Here’s a mega list of 2SLGBTQ+ events during Pride Month in Vancouver

Here's a mega list of 2SLGBTQ+ events during Pride Month in Vancouver

Happy Pride Month!

Vancouver is very proud of its 2SLGBTQ+ community and the city is showing support through the big and little things (like having a 2SLGBTQ-only micro-wedding day at City Hall). 

Queer events happen around Vancouver throughout the year, but this month is special, so we’ve put together a mega roundup of all the 2SLGBTQ+ events happening around town.

We’ll be updating this list as more events are announced, so bookmark this page and check back often.


Brandy Mars LGBTQ Art Exhibit

Vancouver queer artist Brandy Mars is putting on her first solo art exhibition. The paintings depict three local lesbian couples’ love in an intimate, romantic way. 

When: June 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: The Garden – 868 East Hastings

Cost: Free (unless you purchase her work)

5X Pride

DJs, drag queens and a film screening, this event is a celebration and discussion for the queer community.

When: June 17 from 6 p.m. to midnight

Where: The Beaumont Studios – 316 West 5th Ave

Cost: $20

Queer Arts Festival

This year’s festival, dubbed HAUNTINGS, explores what colonial culture attempted to erase through a Queer context. The lineup includes an art party on a Chinatown rooftop, visual art exhibitions, walking tours, performances, screenings and drag.

When: June 18 through July 8 with various lineup dates

Where: various galleries and locations around Vancouver

Cost: There are both free and paid events

Burgers and Beers with a Side of Queer

A ticket will get you one burger and beer, queer entertainment and entry for raffle prizes. 100 per cent of proceeds go towards a lesbian refugee family being sponsored by Rainbow Refugee Society.

When: June 22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Mary’s on Davie – 1202 Davie St

Cost: $27

Drag Shows

UBC Drag – June 8 from 7 p.m. at Koerner’s Pub (1758 West Mall)

THEY/THEM/THEIRS: A Non-Binary Drag Showcase – June 11 from 8-11 p.m. at The Vault Cafe (499 Wallace St)

Tainted Presents: Hellbound – June 10 from 9:45 p.m. to 2 a.m. at 550 Malkin Ave

The Icon Series: Ashnikko – June 6 from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at 1181 Davie St 

Glitch’Drag – June 14 from 8-9:30 p.m. at Glitch Retro Arcade Bar (2287 West Broadway)

Drag Brunches

Drag Brunch with Carmen Dior + Guests – June 18 at 11 a.m. at The GPO Bar + Kitchen (136 West Cordova St)

Lamplighter Drag Brunch – June 26 from 12-2 p.m. at Lamplighter (92 Water St)

This article is updated weekly

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Here’s what Vancouver’s free floral ‘Femme’ event dedicated to ‘significant women’ will look like

Say it with flowers: This free Vancouver event will celebrate fierce, famous females in floral form

There’ll be 15 mannequins along with other displays.

Fleur de Villes is returning to Vancouver for a female-focused floral function.

For 10 days starting June 3 public spaces in Vancouver’s downtown will be blooming brilliantly with 15 mannequins placed about the core with features familiar to many. The show, dubbed FEMMES, celebrates remarkable women with mannequins decorated like them.

That means famed locals like Sarah MacLachlan, Shaylan Stone Child, and Emily Carr will be featured. Former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson will also be featured. For those looking to learn more about each of the women, a QR code and images will provide a profile on each woman.

Along with the 15 mannequins, the show will have several other components, like a “flower-bombed” 1957 MGA Roadster, a floral swing and a pop-up flower market. Some restaurants, like 1931 Gallery Bistro, will be serving related foods and drinks, as well.

“Each of our shows is an entirely different experience, celebrating the local community and made possible by local partners like the DVBIA which support Fleurs de Villes events being freely and most beautifully open to the public,” says co-founder Karen Marshall in a press release.

While Fleur de Villes is based in Vancouver, they’ve held shows around the world; versions of FEMME have popped up in Miami, Chicago and Toronto.