…interview with the brains behind the operation, NESTEA’s Wallace Leung, answering our questions on this jam-packed fiesta.
By Alicia Woodside, MMV Fitness Writer
Do you like live music, on-the-house virgin caipirinhas, lessons with Olympic athletes, beach volleyball, meet-and-greets with popular bands, half-pipe shows, live music, sun, snow, or beautiful Whistler, B.C.? Oh ya- and what about, when it’s all free?
There is not a single person who would have difficulty finding something to enjoy at the West-Coast edition of NESTEA Chill on the Hill this Saturday. The event, happening from 10am-4pm on the peak of Whistler Blackcomb, is sure to provide something for everyone: for the active enthusiasts, beach volleyball games, free snowboard tricks workshops led by Olympic snowboarders, and the chance to join or watch a snowboard competition will entice you to the peak. For those who prefer being pampered, NESTEA will have a tea & WIFI lounge serving non-stop mocktails, as well as beach chairs for relaxation. Meanwhile, everyone can delight in House dj’s as well as a free concert, featuring The Stills and Protest the Hero, and a meet-and-greet with both the bands and the athletes. The event is open to public of all ages, and because of the enormous complexity in delivering a snow and beach party, it will only be hitting the West Coast for one jam-packed fiesta.
What’s the Order of Events?
Beach volleyball: 10am-4pm
SnowPark & Skills workshops: 10am-4pm
InteractiviTEA lounge (WIFI-enabled, with NESTEA mocktails): 10am-4pm
Olympic athletes meet and greet: 11-11:30am, Tent
Protest the Hero live: 12-12:45pm, mainstage
Protest the Hero meet and greet: 1-1:30pm
Tricks competition- ski and snowboard: 1:30-2:30pm, SnowPark
The Stills meet and greet: 2-2:30pm
The Stills live: 3-4pm, mainstage
DJ, with house music: throughout event.
Which athletes will be involved?
Canadian Olympian Justin Lamoureux (Halfpipe), and American Olympian Seth Wescott (Snowboard Cross)
How do participants get to the peak?
It’s about a twenty-minute ride up the mountain [on the new Peak-to-Peak gondola]” (*See NESTEA’s Chill on the Hill Facebook page for a $5-off gondola ticket coupon).
What should MMV readers wear?
According to NESTEA’s Wallace Leung:
Definitely, first and foremost, if you are skiing and snowboarding, you will have to wear a helmet, but whether t-shirt or snow pants, that’s completely up to you… If you’re a superstar [and don’t wear snow gear]… I’m thinking of myself, I might fall down and get wet! But it’s up to you! Keep in mind that sometimes you may be hitting the snow side, and sometimes the sand side!
What kinds of food will be available?
Vendors at the peak, and participants are also welcome to bring their own picnic.
For latest event updates, check out Chill on the Hill’s Facebook Page
Sephora is opening on July 10, 2009 at Pacific Centre. Founded in France in 1969, Sephora features over 200 classic and emerging brands across a broad range of beauty products – from skincare and fragrance, to haircare and cosmetics. Click on the below coupon to print out and redeem for a FREE Sephora umbrella. I have a feeling we’re going to be seeing a lot of these in Vancouver in the next while.
**Thanks to Five Corners for this coupon.
Now that I’m working in Yaletown, I am more than eager to write about the upcoming events happening in this trendy district! On Friday July 17th, the Yaletown Summer Shopathon is happening from 3pm until 9pm. Grab a few friends and come down to Yaletown for drinks, cocktails, prizes, sales and discounts. RSVP early and receive a coveted I Love Yaletown Swag Bag loaded with product samples and coupons. Click here to RSVP and print off the coupon. Check in at the Yaletown Summer Shopathon booth in front of EQ3 (1039 Hamilton Street) for your detailed discount list, to redeem your free I Love Yaletown Swag Bag and to enter the prize draws.
40+ stores will be participating in this event, including Fine Finds, EQ3, Boudoir, Marimekko, Mavi Jeans, Global Atomic, The Cross, BeautyMark, Blo, Gateau Lingerie, Skoah, Atomic Model, SKU Clothing and Lola Home & Apparel.
Can’t wait until the Celebration of Lights in August? Get your firework fix on Canada Day.
The Canada Day Burrard Inlet Fireworks Show is a spectacular two barge high-altitude fireworks display. One barge is located in Coal Harbour and viewable from the North Shore and areas of Vancouver. The second barge is located off the shores of West Vancouver Seawall and viewable from both West Vancouver and parts of Vancouver. The 20 minute show will be a unique multi-community event allowing guests from several communities to view the incredible display. The show is a perfect way to end daytime Canada Day celebrations at Canada Place, in West Vancouver and North Vancouver and throughout the surrounding communities.
Fireworks start at 10:30pm and the weather forcasts warm sunshine all day tomorrow! For more information, visit the official site.
Guest post by Kirsten Bailey of 6 oz.
Vancouverites! I believe common sense dictates that anything worth doing is done better in costume – especially if what you are doing is for charity. Everyone has that inner mascot just waiting to come out, it’s time to face it and embrace it.
So….take this wisdom and run with it at the Chip’s Not Dead Yet charity race on June 20, 2009, with all proceeds going towards the BC Children’s Hospital foundation. When you register for the race, not only do you have the opportunity to race up and down W. 10th avenue dressed up in costume, but you also gain access to the largest summer street party Vancouver has to offer – we’re talking live entertainment on the Georgia Straight entertainment stage, a beer garden sponsored by Russell Beer and an expected 5000 excited people attending. Oh, and did I mention there were prizes?
This is what you’ll be racing for:
- Bridal Dash = 2 tickets anywhere West Jet flies
- High Heel Dash = $1,500 Gift Card to spend at Pacific Centre (!!)
- Underwear Dash = A backyard summer BBQ catered by Russell Beer and Memphis Blues BBQ.
- Super Hero Half Mile(ish) Dash = A trip along the Inside Passage on the new Northern Expedition presented by BC Ferries.
- Timed Wave Race = 2 people will each win 6 months of yoga each, a mat and a water bottle courtesy of Semperviva Yoga
- Canucks Fan Parade = a Vancouver Canucks forward Taylor Pyatt signed stick and a Mattius Ohlund signed Jersey.
- Rock Star Wave = 2 tickets to the upcoming Aerosmith concert and a signed Aerosmith drumhead.
- Elite Race = $20,000
Other waves you can sign up for are the couch potato wave, the Pooch Parade, the uniform dash and high school elite dash. Read more here. Those are the things you’ll be racing to win, but every registered participant will walk away with a Lululemon Tech top valued at more than the cost of registration! So grab a couple friends, brainstorm costumes over a couple beers and make sure to register!
Here are the specs:
Where? W. 10th Ave between Blanca and Alma
When? June 20th, 2009
How much? $35 for individuals // group of 10+, registration is only $30 per person.
- For the kids! 200% of proceeds are going towards the BC Children’s Hospital. And no, my finger didn’t just slip from the ‘1’ to the ‘2’ accidentally. 200% of proceeds will go towards this children’s charity because Chip Wilson, founder of Lululemon, has agreed to match every dollar donated up to $150,000.
- You get to dress up in costume! And run around! Like a kid!
- You get access to the summers biggest street party! Enjoy live entertainment and a beer garden with 5000 other Vancouverites!
Hope to see you there!