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27 things that made Vancouver AWESOME this week

Take a break from the news cycle and help us celebrate the things we covered this week that are making Vancouver Awesome with a capital “A.”
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Take a break from the news cycle and help us celebrate the things we covered this week that are making Vancouver Awesome with a capital “A.”

July 27 – August 2, 2019

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1. The release of the best Expo 86 sweatshirt ever

All things PRIDE!

2. TransLink rolled out a pink bus for the Vancouver Pride Parade

3. Pride round-up: Where to celebrate Pride in Vancouver

 TransLink’s pink Pride bus can be seen on some routes around the city ahead of Sunday’s Pride Parade. Photo courtesy TransLinkTransLink’s pink Pride bus can be seen on some routes around the city ahead of Sunday’s Pride Parade. Photo courtesy TransLink

4. Nine Vancouver restaurants banded together for a week-long Pride cocktail fundraiser

5. Vancouver ranks on the global list of hottest Pride festivals to visit in 2019

6. 21 awe-inspiring moments from Wednesday night’s fireworks display (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

 Photo: ikatphoto / InstagramPhoto: ikatphoto / Instagram

7. Deal alert: You can fly from Abbotsford to Las Vegas for only $99 CAD right now

8. Lana Del Rey is coming to Vancouver this September

9. The ultimate Spice Girls-themed brunch is coming to Vancouver

10. 20 crazy new foods to find at this year’s Fair at the PNE (PHOTOS)

 Cheesy Ramen Corndog. Photo courtesy PNECheesy Ramen Corndog. Photo courtesy PNE

11. This pooch survived 21 days in the wild after bolting from a West Vancouver car crash

12. Enjoy this massive Brazilian festival by the water for FREE this Sunday

13. There's 32 awesome Vancouver food events to check out this August

14. Rare footage of eagles bathing captured by Vancouver photographer (VIDEO)

 Christian Sasse’s favourite eagle photo: “It is a very rare moment where everything is perfect, the direction of the eagle landing, the wind and light as well as timing.” Photo courtesy of Christian Sasse

15. Rap icon Ice Cube is coming to Metro Vancouver this fall

16. You can learn to breakdance at this FREE outdoor screening of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in Vancouver

17. Ahoy, mateys: Adult Pirate Pak Day returns to White Spot this month

18. You can sail on this luxurious cruise from Vancouver to Los Angeles for only $309 CAD

19. Vancouver Mural Festival returns bigger and brighter than ever

 Olivia di Liberto works on her mural for Vancouver Mural Festival. This year's festival starts Thursday and will feature 25 new murals. photo Jennifer GauthierOlivia di Liberto works on her mural for Vancouver Mural Festival. This year’s festival starts Thursday and will feature 25 new murals. photo Jennifer Gauthier

20. This new research program will help people in Vancouver’s DTES get jobs

21. This popular week-long poutine event will launch in Vancouver this fall

22. The community is invited to celebrate Vancouver Pagan Pride Day

23. Conservation gets artistic with new underwater installation in Howe Sound

24. A Metro Vancouver brewery plans to power their electric vehicles with beer

 Steamworks’ Burnaby brewery is going green with their new, orange electric car, the single-passenger Solo by Vancouver-based Electra Meccanica. Photo courtesy SteamworksSteamworks’ Burnaby brewery is going green with their new, orange electric car, the single-passenger Solo by Vancouver-based Electra Meccanica. Photo courtesy Steamworks

25. Canada ranks 3rd fastest in the world for mobile internet connections

26. The first gaming camp launches at Richmond’s Gaming Stadium

27. Cheers! Here's five long weekend beers to take camping with you this B.C. Day

Have an AWESOME B.C. Day long weekend!