Sunday August 17, 2014 saw approximately 700 people (and 36 horses) turn out for the finals and semi-finals of the Southlands Riding Club’s First Annual Polo Tournament, the first event of its kind there in over 20 years.
The weather was sunny and hot, with a perfect mild breeze. Hundreds of equestrians, families, couples, children and the general public brought their picnic baskets, finest attire and friendly enthusiasm to this one of a kind event in Vancouver.
The VIP tents accommodated more than one hundred fans who paid a mere $50 for prime front row seating that also included an all day catered lunch, replenished champagne from sponsor Backyard Vineyards of Langley.
The Tournament began on Saturday August 17, with a registered polo clinic, followed by the first matches of the tournament. Four of the eight teams then advanced to the Finals on Sunday.
Sunday’s two matches were increasingly exciting, with lots of great shots, many goals scored and even one player falling off his pony in the final minutes of the tournament.
The eventual winning team was Tentology.
The TED talks video says it all; Casper slides to nose manual, double kickflip off a step up bank, ollie to ledge nose manual to darkslide, half-cab nose grind to casper flip out…just do some permutations, right?
Primo ollies, kickflip to one footed nose manual, impossible nose grind down a rail…
When it comes to our kids’ graduations, celebrations and performance advancements, they deserve gifts of honor and appreciation.
These gifts of acknowledgment and praise, the salutations which parents and our kin applaud much more than most Hollywood glitzed cinematics.
The cool thing is, is that as our kids mature and advance into the world, they can take advantage of knowing the once popular, but ever-supporting avenue and spot to find rings and other mementos, which commemorate their experiences, successes and familial connections.
This is where senior class rings are of solid value for granting the tokens of which these kids are due.
Seth Hill: Major WindLip Overshoot in Les Angles, France.
FULL SCREEN & SLOW-MO THIS ONE!!!
THERE IS OH SO MUCH FEEL WITH MARITO MARQUES’ BAND THAT GOOSEBUMPS ARE A# MINOR!!!
THESE ARE WICKED SOLOS AND GROUP PLAYING!!!
FRANK ZAPPA AND STEVE VAI-ESQUE….THE WORLD NEEDS THIS EXPRESSION!
Here is a funky psychology quiz!
A KOMO News helicopter has crashed just fifty yards from the base of Seattle’s famous Space Needle.
Two staff members on board the helicopter have lost their lives.
Currently, the only explanation for this tragic crash is that upon lifting off from the KOMO News station’s rooftop, the chopper had a small error and struck the side of a building or somw wires, immediately sending it downward where it struck three vehicles.
The three cars and the helicopter all exploded simultaneously.
Witnesses say that there was no chance for the chopper (or cars) once it was spiralling to the street.
What would be scarier- jumping off the chair, falling off the chair, staying on the chair or trying to one-foot outsurf this avalanche???
It’s hard to imagine that no one was hurt in this natural disaster.
Can you say West Coast concrete and mashed potatos…
Insane avalanche gobbles this chairlift.
So much for tree lines.