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Canada 55-plus Games goes Into the Wild for wrap-up event

Canada 55-plus Games goes Into the Wild for wrap-up event

The event — Into the Wild — will feature music from Barney Bentall, along with dancing, food trucks and a beer garden

Participants are encouraged to celebrate their experience at the Canada 55-plus Games at a wrap-up event on Thursday at the BC Wildlife Park.

The event — Into the Wild — will feature music from Barney Bentall, along with dancing, food trucks and a beer garden.

Doors open at 5 p.m., with Bentall slated to hit the stage at 6:30 p.m.

“This is just a great opportunity for athletes to come out after a long day of playing games and hang out with each other and meet other people,” said Morgan Yeomans, director of sponsorship, special events and protocol for the Games.

“Lots of these people have actually met before at past Games.”

Tickets are $30 and available online at

The price includes admission for a tour of the park (9077 Dallas Dr.) between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

“It’s an opportunity for everyone to have a fun time,” Yeomans said.

Tourism Kamloops notes the Games — the first of their kind to be held in B.C. — are expected to have an economic impact of about $3.5 million on the city, with about 5,000 people coming to town for the three-day event that got underway on Tuesday.

Games media contact Elsa Poppleton told KTW on Tuesday that Kamloopsians have stepped up to fill required volunteer positions. More than 600 helpers are needed, according to a Games press release.

The Canada 55-plus Games is a multi-sport event open to adults ages 55 and over, with focus on the social, physical and psychological wellbeing of the participants.

Nearly 3,000 participants are expected to compete in 26 events at 28 venues across the city, many of them contributing to about 6,000 room nights in local hotels.

“We are encouraging all of our local restaurants and attractions to staff up and be prepared for a major influx of visitors throughout the week,” Lisa Strachan of Tourism Kamloops said in a Kamloops Sports Council press release.

“This is going to be a fun-filled week of competitions, socialization and special events.”

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Wild Moo’s Chase – A New Musical – GlobalNews Events

Wild Moo’s Chase – A New Musical - GlobalNews Events

From the creators of the 2013 sold out show Murder Mime: The Musical, The Grave Digger, & The Big Bright comes a brand new musical! Wild Moo’s Chase is premiering this summer at the Edmonton Fringe Festival from Friday, August 12th to Sunday, August 21st 2022 at the La Cité Francophone Theatre! About the Show: Filet and her sister, Brisket live in the whimsical, diluted, pun-filled town called Meatland. In a constant battle between curiosity and managing her mental health, Filet finds herself unable to open the literal door and get answers. Once she finds a poster that conflicts with everything she was taught, she decides to face her disorder and learn the truth. Venue: La Cité Francophone Theatre (8627 91 Street) Show Dates & Times: Fri Aug. 12th – 12:30pm Sat Aug. 13th – 7:30pm Sun Aug. 14th – 4:15pm Mon Aug. 15th – 3:15pm Tue Aug. 16th – 7:30pm Thu Aug. 18th – 9:15pm Fri Aug. 19th – 5:30pm Sat Aug. 20th – 4:00pm Sun Aug. 21st – 12:30pm Tickets are $13 and can be purchased starting August 3rd through the Edmonton Fringe Festival website: by phone at 780-409-1910 or in person at the Fringe Theatre Arts Barns Box Office (10330 84 Avenue) Visit the Edmonton Fringe Festival website for more information on Wild Moo’s Chase:

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Wild Center to host Maple Weekend events | News, Sports, Jobs

Lake Placid to host eight major events in March | News, Sports, Jobs

TUPPER LAKE — The Wild Center is celebrating all things maple this month.

The Wild Center will be producing its own maple syrup with the help of the Tupper Lake community. Inside its fully-operational sugar shack, visitors will have the opportunity to watch how the sweet sap of trees becomes the highlight of a pancake breakfast. Those who complete a maple-themed scavenger hunt will be entered into a drawing to win a variety of Wild Center prizes. Maple-themed Lunchtime Lives and other digital programs will also be available to the public.

New York state’s Maple Weekends take place on March 19-20 and March 26-27. Maple Weekends showcase all the maple products that are made in New York state.

Tupper Lakers can join the Wild Center’s Community Maple Project, an education program and one of the first-of-its kind in the state, for backyard tapping and maple production. Community members are invited to pick up all necessary tapping equipment free of charge at the Wild Center, tap maple trees in their yards and when the sap begins to flow, coordinate collection with a Wild Center representative daily during the sugaring season. Once returned to the Wild Center, the sap will be boiled down into maple syrup.

Participating community members will receive 70% of the finished product (pure maple syrup) from the sap they provide (typically 40 gallons of sap equals one gallon of maple syrup, or a half-gallon of pure maple syrup to a supplier).

Those interested in the project can reach out to Shannon Surdyk at or 518-359-7800. For more information, please visit us online at

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Wild turn of events leads to ‘gutsy’ Philadelphia Union win in Montreal

Wild turn of events leads to ‘gutsy’ Philadelphia Union win in Montreal

In the 50th minute, all looked lost for the Philadelphia Union.

Just as they had early on in their previous match against Minnesota United, the Union looked disjointed to start out. They looked like a team still ironing out the kinks, shaking off the rust, and whatever other cliche that applies. Already down 1-0 after an unlucky goal off of a deflection in the 32nd minute, Djordje Mihalovic looked to provide the dagger in the 50th.

Mihalovic waltzed right down the middle of the Union defense after a turnover to put the hosts up 2-0. Frustrated Union fans quickly looked for consolation in the loss, the team not looking likely to muster a comeback at the moment. The fanbase’s collective braintrust came to a halt as VAR overruled the goal due to a prior foul. The match from here? Pure chaos.

“That goal that got called back that changed everything, because I think we’re going down to zero, that would suck the air out of us, I think it would have been a lot tougher to come back into the game,” Alejandro Bedoya said post-game. “But, you know, obviously, that gave us a bit of more belief, and gave us a little bit more motivation to get going, because we thought we started that second half a little bit… not so good.”

Just two minutes later Bedoya tied the match back up. Sloppy play in the Montreal box led to a turnover, and the Union captain did not miss his chance. Just a minute later after nearly drawing a foul, Daniel Gazdag scored his first of the season to put the Union up. Just mere minutes after looking to be out of the contest, the Union now had the lead on the road!

“A very gutsy Philadelphia Union type of win.” head coach Jim Curtin said after the match. “Credit to the guys for sticking to things. I thought there was probably a fifteen-minute period there in the second half where we really looked like us, which made me happy… Obviously, we got two goals during that period.”

It took them a while, and it wasn’t for a full match, but there was that window in the second half where the Union looked like the squad advertised during the offseason… one of the top teams in the league. They pressed well and showed some good chemistry. Even after falling to ten men after Julian Carranza was sent off following a second yellow card in the 71st minute, the Union were able to stick together and see out the road victory.

Earlier in the day, fans were trying to find positives in a road loss early in the season, positive points in a loss that wasn’t the end of the world. Despite not playing their best, the Union managed to earn some key points away early in the season. This is the team’s first road win since their 2-1 triumph in Cincinnati last October.

Yes, there are still kinks to be ironed out. Of course, the team needs to come together a bit better. The Union definitely needs to put together a more consistent performance over 90 minutes than they have so far this season. But, two games in Philadelphia are still unbeaten and trending in the right direction.

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Akron Zoo to host wild egg hunt events for kids, adults in April

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AKRON, Ohio – The Akron Zoo is hosting wild egg hunts for kids on select weekends in April and an adults-only egg hunt on April 15.

The zoo’s wild egg hunt events are suitable for young children and feature costumed characters, eggs hidden throughout the zoo and treat bags. Event dates and times are: April 2, April 3, April 9, April 10 and April 16 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Tickets are $7 for adult members, $13 for child members, $12 for non-member adults and $18 for non-member children. Infants under age 2 are free but will not receive a treat bag. All tickets include zoo admission after the event. Purchase tickets online.

Adult egg hunt

The 21-and-over event is scheduled for Friday, April 15 from 6-9 p.m. Eggs will be hidden throughout the zoo for the after-hours event, which includes goodie bags and prizes. Food and adult beverages will be available for purchase. Tickets will go on sale in mid-March and are $23 for members and $28 for non-members. No children will be admitted to the event.

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