This weekend, August 10-12th is KITSFEST! Running 9am to 8pm daily, this is one of Kitsilano's major Sports and Healthy Living Festivals. The 3 day event involves a variety of competitive sports tournaments including: basketball, volleyball and tennis.
There is also a family friendly festival with activities and attractions for kids of all ages, including: an obstacle course, games, face painting, and more. Local eateries will be hosted and bands will keep you dancing all day and night. Looks like the sun is coming to the party - we're headed for a fantastic weekend on the beach!
Lululemon is hosting "SweatFest" which they hope to be the (record-setting) largest gathering for Sunset Yoga on the Beach! This event is expected to attract over 1000 people, who will be lead in a 60 Minute Yoga Class by Mara Branscome of Semperviva Yoga and YYOGA Studios. This is open to everyone - first timers and hard core yogis - and mats will be provided for those who don't have one. This event is a joint venture with lululemon's "SeaWheeze" Half Marathon (running August 11). Running in the morning, the half marathon starts and ends at the Convention Centre downtown, with the World's Largest Cheer Station covering two blocks of West 4th between Cypress and Arbutus (which will be closed to traffic). Most runners are expected between 8:45 and 9:45am. To add to the fun, lululemon is hosting a Pancake breakfast (until 9:30am) compliments of Boathouse Restaurant. Everyone on West 4th is joining in on the fun, offering face painting, carnival games, yoga demonstrations, bands and samples.
For more information, go to KitsFest (www.KitsFest.com).