March 29, 2017

Event Tickets for World Ski & Snowboard Festival in Whistler Now on Sale

World Ski and Snowboard Festival 2017Event tickets for the 2017 World Ski & Snowboard Festival (WSSF) are available for purchase online at With the Festival being nearly a month away, the countdown to the most anticipated party of the year starts now. WSSF celebrates all things mountain culture and perfectly showcases the resort’s diverse personality and energy.

WSSF will take place April 7 to April 16, 2017. Ticketed events include:

  • The 9th Annual Invitational Roller Derby Bout, two roller derby bouts featuring Whistler’s Apex Pistols and Vancouver’s Smokin’ Laces and new this year, two of the top 10 men’s teams from the 2016 World Championships – The Vancouver Murder and Puget Sound Outcasts will comp [Read more…]

Walk Off The Earth and Keys N Krates to Headline 2017 World Ski & Snowboard Festival in Whistler, BC

World Ski and Snowboard Festival 2017Ozomatli, Busty and the Bass, Busta Rhymes, Swollen Members and Grandson Also Scheduled to Perform in the Fido Outdoor Concert Series

he World Ski & Snowboard Festival (WSSF) has announced artists for the Fido Outdoor Concert Series in Whistler this April. Canadian heroes, Walk Off The Earth and Keys N Krates will be playing free shows at Skier’s Plaza, at the base of Whistler Mountain, on the Fido Main Stage.

Walk Off The Earth will capture fans attention with their authentic song writing and upbeat sound on Saturday, April 8th. The eccentric 5-piece band from Burlington, Ontario, are always finding new ways to keep their music fresh with the collaboration of rock, reggae, pop and folk vibes. Attendees will be wildly entertained and dancing along to the unique sound of Walk Off The Earth at WSSF.

Known for their trance, deep house music, Keys N Krates prides themselves on how well their music translates from in the studio to performing live. They are guaranteed to blow away attendees with their technical sounds. Keys N Krates will be bringing the Fido Main Stage to life on [Read more…]

5th Annual Seattle Modern Home Tour Showcases Eight Residential Works of Architectural Art

Modern Home Tours logoThe 2016 Seattle Modern Home Tour will take place Saturday, April 30th, offering tour-goers the chance to walk-through and explore eight modern homes throughout the Emerald City, and meet the local architects behind the designs. Seattle Architecture Foundation is local non-profit partner.

The Seattle Modern Home Tour returns on the last Saturday in April, giving Seattleites the opportunity once again to explore eight modern homes that exemplify modern architecture and design, right in their own city. Visitors will get the inside scoop from homeowners on what it’s like to live in a modern home, and talk to the architects to find out from where the inspiration for design comes. This is every Seattle resident’s chance to check out ‘that cool house down the block…’ [Read more…]


World Ski and Snowboard Festival logoIFSA North American Junior Freeride Championships And Gibbons Style Session Join Event Lineup Alongside Returning Monster Boarderstyle World Championships

WHISTLER, BC April 5, 2016 – New for 2016, the IFSA North American Junior Freeride Championships and the Gibbons Style Session make their inaugural mark on the World Ski & Snowboard Festival (WSSF) event schedule. The Monster Energy Boarderstyle returns to WSSF with a fresh new look which translates into the Monster Boarderstyle World Championships. As always, the on-mountain events will draw some of the top ski and snowboard athletes from North America and around the world to Whistler. [Read more…]

Forget tailgating, try ‘sailgating’ on MLB Opening Day in Seattle

Boatsetter logoGet ready to start ‘sailgating’ with Boatsetter, an international peer-to-peer boat rental service, at this year’s Seattle Mariners opening day game, April 7 against the Oakland Athletics.

Attendees can enjoy the festivities in style with a great water view and jump in to a whole new experience whether they are local to Seattle or visiting the city for the first game of the year.
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PEMCO Celebrates New 520 Bridge with Contest to Pay Your Tolls for A Year

PEMCO Insurance logoPEMCO Insurance, the Northwest’s largest locally based auto and home insurer, is celebrating the new SR 520 floating bridge with a sweepstakes that gives Northwest residents a chance to win free bridge tolls for a year.

Five lucky winners will take home $2,500 cash – the equivalent of 520 bridge-crossing tolls for one year – by entering the contest via PEMCO’s Facebook page. Beginning Monday, March 28, simply comment on PEMCO’s 520 bridge Facebook post with your favorite commuter profile from PEMCO’s “We’re A Lot Like You” ad campaign. Choose among the Scoommuter, Top’s-Down-Heat’s-Up Driver, [Read more…]

Stacia Loo to Hold Free YouTube Marketing Event in Bellevue

YouTube Marketing logoBellevue-based Social media professional Stacia Loo, who has successful clients near and far, is holding a free class on YouTube Marketing in Bellevue on June 2nd, 2015.  The event will be held at the Parkplace Boardroom on the 2nd floor at the Bellevue Hyatt from 6-8pm.  Complimentary parking is available courtesy of The Bellevue Collection.

Some of what you will learn from Ms. Loo:

  • How to brand and optimize your YouTube channel to attract leads

  • How to develop video topics that are most relevant to your audience

  • How to pick keywords and titles to attract targeted leads

  • Suggestions on the best and low cost tools to produce videos

  • Using cards, annotations, and playlists to increase engagement

  • Plus Creative ideas that will have even a novice doing videos like a pro!

  • and my favorite:  Why it is important for your business to have a constant and fresh presence on YouTube (including the relationship between Google and YouTube and why your business cannot afford to ignore it.

To reserve your seat, make sure to register for YouTube Marketing For Business at Eventbrite.


Jonesing for Fresh POW? Winter Still Going Strong at Whistler Blackcomb with Lots of Fresh Snow

Photographer: Paul Morrison, Location: Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia, Date: April 13, 2015.

Photographer: Paul Morrison, Location: Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia, Date: April 13, 2015.

Spring Skiing And Riding On Whistler Mountain Until May 18

WHISTLER, BC April 14, 2015 – April showers bring May flowers in the valley, and at Whistler Blackcomb they also bring powder days to the alpine for skiers and snowboarders. With a snow base of 206cm and 35cm of new snow in the last four days, winter is far from over at Whistler Blackcomb*. March delivered a total of 123cm of fresh snow, and two weeks into April, Ullr shows no signs of slowing down. With flurries in the forecast later this week, April is shaping up to be a snow-filled month at Whistler Blackcomb. Blackcomb Mountain’s last day of winter operations is April 19 but Whistler Mountain will remain open for spring skiing and riding until May 18, 2015.

“Whistler Blackcomb is known for offering the longest terrain park season in Canada,” says Brian Finestone, Terrain Parks Manager at Whistler Blackcomb. “Despite a below average snow season, the snow in the high alpine has been consistent and on point all season long. Because the Nintendo Terrain Park on Blackcomb is west facing and sees a lot of sun, we have decided to move the Spring Nintendo Terrain Park over to a more protected zone on Whistler where we will be taking over the T-Bars for a full park offering until late spring.”

The new Whistler Spring Nintendo Terrain Park boasts a higher elevation and a north-facing slope, creating the best possible conditions for spring skiing and riding. The new location offers enough snow for a set of Small, Medium and Large jumps, a banked slalom, and some creative jib lines.

With less than one week left of skiing and riding on Blackcomb Mountain, this is the last week for the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola. The last day of the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola’s Winter Operations is April 19. The PEAK 2 PEAK will re-open for Summer Sightseeing on May 23, 2015.

*Snow base and snowfall measured at Pig Alley Weather Station, 1650m on Whistler Mountain

For the latest updates on the Nintendo Terrain Parks, guests can visit

Guests looking to plan a trip to the consistently rated No. 1 Mountain Resort in North America can visit  or call 1-888-403-4727.

The 20th annual World Ski & Snowboard Festival (WSSF) is happening in Whistler, BC April 10-19, 2015. Visit for more information.

About Whistler Blackcomb

Whistler Blackcomb, the official alpine skiing venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, is situated in the Resort Municipality of Whistler located in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia 125 kilometres (78 miles) from Vancouver, British Columbia. North America’s premier four season mountain resort, Whistler and Blackcomb are two side-by-side mountains which combined offer over 200 marked runs, 8,171 acres of terrain, 16 alpine bowls, three glaciers, receives on average over 1,164 centimetres (458 inches) of snow annually, and one of the longest ski seasons in North America. In the summer, Whistler Blackcomb offers a variety of activities, including hiking and biking trails, the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, and sightseeing on the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola.

For more information, visit

Proud to be a venue for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

Bacon and Beer Classic to Take Over Safeco Field, Home of the Seattle Mariners on May 2nd

Bacon and Beer Classic SeattleBacon and beer lovers the anticipation is over! The Bacon and Beer Classic is back in Seattle on Saturday, May 2nd at Safeco Field!

Now in its second year, the Bacon and Beer Classic combines bacon, beer, and the ballpark for an event not soon forgotten!

Cannonball Productions brings the Bacon and Beer Classic ( to the home of the Mariners, for a unique tasting experience on May 2.  Fans can attend the Brunch session from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., or the Evening session running 7p.m. until 10 p.m. VIP guests will have 1-hour early admission (11am and 6pm respectively), exclusive entrance to the VIP area on the warning track and dugouts, samples of craft beer on the field, and more! The option to attend both sessions is available, however separate entrance tickets are required.

The Bacon and Beer Classic is a one-of-a-kind event uniting bacon and beer enthusiasts nationwide.  Hosted in major league baseball stadiums on non-game day Saturdays across America, The Bacon and Beer Classic brings in the best local breweries and restaurants for a day full of mouth-watering beer and bacon samples, accompanied by DJs, interactive games, beer schools and cooking demos. From novice tasters to expert consumers, there is something for everyone at this event!

The tour visited New York City and Seattle last year and has grown exponentially to include more than eight destinations nationwide this year!  “Seattle was a great kickoff to the Bacon and Beer Classic series last year and we are so excited to be BACK at Safeco Field!” says Kate Levenstien, founder of Cannonball Productions and Bacon and Beer Classic.  “Seattle is a dream town for foodies with some of the best restaurants and breweries in the world! We have even more vendors onboard than last year and cannot wait for everyone to taste all of the BEST local flavors of Seattle!”

The all-star line up of breweries and restaurants participating grows each day.  Over 40 local brewers including Elysian Brewery, Georgetown Brewery, Snoqualmie Falls, Northwest Brewing Company, and Fish Brewing Company are all signed up to serve at least two of their most coveted craft selections.  Chefs from 40+ expected restaurants are challenged to bring their most inventive and delicious bacon-inspired dishes to the plate.  Local restaurants including Dumpling Tzar, Manhattan Seattle, Hard Rock Café, Rhein Haus, Boom Noodle and Duke’s Chowder House will be dishing out their best bacon bites. The combination of refreshing craft beer and delectable bacon is sure to please all palettes!

The Bacon and Beer Classic brings in an all-star lineup at each event to judge all the sips and tastes, and award winners in select categories.  Seattle’s judging panel includes; Ethan Stowell, Chef/Owner of Ethan Stowell Restaurants, Charles Koh, Founder of EatSeattle, Ann Peavey, Chef Concierge and Blogger/Photographer, and Desiree and Chris Siegfried, of ABC’s The Bachelorette.

The Bacon and Beer Classic is always an all-inclusive event! General Admission tickets are $59 and they are going fast!  Fans may choose to purchase the VIP Experience ticket for $99. All tickets include a souvenir Bacon and Beer Classic branded glass to take home. Designated driver tickets are available at a cost of $29.

Cannonball Productions works hard to make a national series event feel personal to each city.  They partner with neighborhood vendors and organizations to give this event that local hometown feel. This year they have partnered with One Brick, a charity that brings volunteers together to help share this experience with the community.

For up-to-date information on the event, please visit:

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Chaplin’s Subaru and the City of Bellevue Present the Lake to Lake Bike Ride, June 13, 2015

Lake-to-Lake-Bike-RideBring out the whole family for this enjoyable, non-competitive ride, as you explore the hidden treasures of Bellevue while emphasizing bicyclist awareness and rules of the road/trail.  Rain or shine.   Benefiting the City of Bellevue Youth camp scholarship fund.

Start/Finish:             Lake Hills Community Park, 1200-164th Avenue SE

(164th Avenue SE & SE 16th Street)

Day of event registration:

Opens at 8 a.m.; Start area open 9-10 a.m.

All participants must sign in/register and will be provided with a suggested route map.  The course will be marked and well-supported by staff and volunteers.


Registration and Entry fees:  $15 pre-registration, $20 day of event


Refreshments:        Pre and Post event beverages and snacks.

Aid station on longer “Lake” Loop.

Routes:                     Greenbelt Loop—mostly flat  9-mile route; Lake  Loop–more challenging 22-mile route with significant elevation gain.  The routes are approximately 80% on-road and 20% off-road gravel.

For more information:  425-452-4882,

To register:         course #95182
Equipment:              A portion of the course is on unpaved surfaces, it is recommended to use a bike that can handle some dirt and gravel.  The event will have a bike mechanic from Gregg’s on site at the start to assist with safety checks and minor repairs. All riders must wear helmets.

Event Sponsors:    Chaplin’s Subaru, Escape Outdoors, Skout nutrition, John Duggan Cycling Attorney, Honest Tea, Whole Foods, Sports Authority  Gregg’s Cycles, Starbucks, Half Pops, Fitness, Pace Sportswear, KAVU sportswear, SOS socks , Golazo Sports Drink, Jamba Juice, Top Pot Doughnuts,  Starbucks Gregg’s Cycles

Prizes/Schwag:       Post event prize give-away.  All participants will receive a custom designed t-shirt and various freebies at the post event prize give-away.  Custom event socks to the first 150 people to register.

Event Partner:         Cycle the Wave, Bellevue Downtown Association

Requirements:       All participants must obey the rules of the road and trail.  Recommended for ages 8 and up. (Greenbelt loop). All riders under age 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult on all rides.