Culture

July 2 2019

New In The Neighbourhood – July 2019

 

Gastown is forever changing; such is the nature of consistency. Reliable? Of course. A discovery? Always.

Here’s a rundown of the the current happenings within Gastown and the latest newcomers to call the neighbourhood home.

Thursday is the new Saturday with Gastown Thursday Nights 

Next event is July 25 5pm-9pm

This month brings our second night in our new summer event series: Gastown Thursday Nights. Gastown is the place to be on the last Thursday of July and August 2019 with solid shopping, sales, in-store events, music, and fantastic food. Stay tuned by following our event page here.

The 2019 Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix

Wednesday, July 10th 5.30pm

This July 10th, the cobblestones in Gastown will rattle as pro class cyclists from around the world compete in North America’s largest criterium race. The Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix, now in its 45th year, transforms the neighbourhood into a streetwide race track that see riders speeding by at up to 60km/hour. It ‘s thrilling to watch and free to attend. The GGP boasts the highest one day prize purse for both the winning prize and total prize purse for a Canadian Criterium. With over 20,000 spectators in attendance it’s sure to be an electrifying experience. A criterium, or crit, is a bike race consisting of several laps around a closed circuit, the length of each lap or circuit ranging from about 800 m to 10,000 m. In addition to the race, riders compete for bonus prizes (primes) consisting of cash and equipment.

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Wednesday,  July 10

17:30
YOUTH RACE
Watch the next generation of athletes compete on the same course as the professionals.

17:55
OPENING CEREMONIES
Welcoming remarks from our partners and national anthem.

18:15
PRO WOMEN RACE
40 laps

19:30
PRO MEN RACE
50 laps

21:00
AWARDS CEREMONIES
Top 3 Men & Women in their respective races.

 

Now Open

Roma Fashion Boutique

#235 – 332 Water Street

Recently opened in the Le Magasin Building on Water Street, Roma Fashion sells Italian and European clothing and accessories for men and women. The boutique carries lines that are known and available only in Europe, with many pieces that stand out among the pack. Expect glittery party dresses, Italian stacked heel oxfords and plush loafers, long, flowing and billowy all black/white oversize shirts, dresses and rompers, and solid coloured stretch cotton t-shirts.

Opening Soon

Fabcycle Pop – Up

July 20-26 at 110 Water St. in Gastown
11am to 6pm

Popping up in Gastown for just one week, Fabcycle brings discounted end rolls, notions, and free fabrics, saved from the landfills.

FABCYCLE is a collection service of fabric waste that works with local garment manufacturers, fashion designers and schools to divert textile waste from the landfill.

You will find:
⭐ Discounted end of rolls
⭐ Notions
⭐ Free fabrics (scraps and off cuts, interesting swatches)

Email: info@fabcycle.ca