Whitecaps FC reveals 2019 Season

WhitecapsFCThis week, Whitecaps FC and the MLS revealed the 2019 schedule kicking off the preseason February 8, 2019 in Honolulu, HI.  Home fans will get their first look at new coach Marc Dos Santos’ new look team when 34 regular season  gets underway March 2nd hosting Minnesota United FC at home in BC Place.

Vancouver’s regular season includes a home and away game against each Western Conference team, and one match either home or away against Eastern Conference clubs, including a visit to expansion side FC Cincinnati on August 3 ,and a visit from Wayne Rooney’s D.C. United on August 17 at BC Place

In celebration of the historic 1979 NASL Soccer Bowl triumph by the “team from the Village of Vancouver”, Whitecaps FC will host an anniversary match on August 31 against New York City FC, reminiscent of the 2-leg semi-final victory over New York Cosmos at Giants Stadium which sent the Whitecaps to the Soccer Bowl.

Whitecaps Pride Night

Other highlights of the season include Cascadia Cup home fixtures against Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers in March and May, a visit from Canadian rivals Toronto FC on May 31st.   Community matches include, Jeans Day, in support of BC Children’s Hospital FoundationSaturday, April 27 vs. Philadelphia Union.  Pride Night is Saturday, May 25 vs. FC Dallas and the annual Legends & Stars Charity Match takes place Saturday, September 14 vs. Houston Dynamo.  

The season on Decision Day, as all league matches kick off  at 1 p.m. PT. The ‘Caps host Western Conference rival Real Salt Lake at BC Place in the regular season finale.  The new fixed-bracket, single-elimination format for the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs begins on October 19 with the 2019 MLS Cup is set for November 10.

The 2019 Canadian Championships schedule is still to be announced.  For more details and information on the Whitecaps FC 2019 season visit whitecapsfc.com

Whitecaps FC debut 2018 MLS Season Schedule

WhitecapsFCSoccer fans can start planning their calendars, as the Whitecaps FC MLS 2018 schedule is revealed.
Between opening day, March 4th and decision day on October 28th fans can look forward to 34 Whitecaps FC matches, 17 at home in BC Place.  The season is bookended by matches against fierce rivals, opening at home against Montreal Impact and, for the third season in a row, ending the season against Cascadia rivals, Portland Timbers.
With the addition of the expansion Los Angeles Football Club the Western Conference teams will face each other twice each, home and away, except Whitecaps FC will play San Jose Earthquakes which face WFC three times.  Eastern teams once again face Western teams once each, in the opposite city of their 2017 matches.  Besides a break June 14 – 22 for the FIFA World Cup 2018 group matches, fans won’t have to go long between home matches at BC Place as the team doesn’t play more than two matches back to back on the road.

In addition to Opening Day and Decision Day some highlight home matches to look out for include:

Saturday, March 24 vs LA Galaxy
Friday, April 13 vs LA Football Club (expansion club debut, Daffodil Day in support of Canadian Cancer Society)
Friday, April 27 vs Real Salt Lake (Jeans Day for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation)
Saturday, June 9 vs Orlando City SC (#BuckUp For Mental Health in support of Covenant House Vancouver)
Sunday, July 1 vs Colorado Rapids (Canada Day at BC Place)

Whitecaps Pride

Saturday, July 28 vs Minnesota United FC (Pride Night)
Saturday, August 18 vs New York Red Bulls
Saturday, September 15 vs Seattle Sounders (preceded by Legends & Stars Charity Match in support of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation)

The Canadian Championship match schedule will be released at a later date. For full schedule listings and ticketing information visit whitecapsfc.com

Mom’s The Word 3 – Nest Half Empty at the Arts Club Theatre

The hilarious team of Mom’s The Word returns to The Arts Club Theatre for the threequel – Mom’s The Word 3 – Nest Half Empty.

Through the years, we’ve followed the moms, Jill Daum, Alison Kelly, Robin Nicol, Barbara Pollard and Deborah Williams, as they experienced the trials and tribulations of becoming new parents, suffered through teenage tempers and hormones, and now they’re back with the kids grown and leaving the nest.  After decades of being mom, see what happens when the kids are grown and fly the coop and maybe return. Do you rejoice, worry, or lament?

Even though the kids have moved out, the moms find they can’t stop being Mom. Their own lives keep moving on, and now they have to deal with aging, menopause, divorce, marriage challenges, libido changes, mental health and more.  Just like real-life moms, Mom’s The Word 3 handles life’s challenges with wit, compassion, anger, beer and friendship.  Along the way the audience is treated to some side-splitting humour, blunt advice, crass insights, hilarious musical interludes, grace and heart-wrenching emotion. Even the heavier story arc, surrounding Jill Daum and her husband John Mann’s challenges living with Alzheimers are handled with dignity and light.

Judging by the laughter and emotion from the audience, the play struck the right notes for the moms present.  However, you don’t have to be a mom to enjoy Mom’s The Word 3 – Nest Half Empty, you just have to have one.

Mom’s The Word 3 – Nest Half Empty plays at The Arts Club Theatre Company Granville Island Stage until May 6th.

Whitecaps FC Announce 2017 Schedule

While Vancouver is in the deep freeze of winter, it’s hard to believe that our Whitecaps FC will return to the pitch at BC Place in just a few short weeks.

The previously announced Concacaf Champions League (CCL) match on March 2, 2017 versus New York Red Bulls is our first chance to get a look at this season’s Whitecaps line up.

The MLS schedule was revealed for the whole 2017 season this week.  Just days after taking on the NY Red Bulls in CCL action the team returns to BC Place to host Philadelphia Union on March 5th.

After the home opening, other highlights of the season include a March 19th visit by Toronto FC, April 1 brings LA Galaxy to Vancouver and FC Dallas visits June 17 followed by NYC FC on July 5th.  Voyageur Cup action comes just from the one visit by Toronto FC, Montreal Impact do not visit Vancouver this year.
Cascadia Cup rivals Seattle Sounders visit on April 14 and August 23 with Portland Timbers on July 23 with hopes that Vancouver will retains its Cascadia crown.

The full 2017 home schedule at BC Place is;

March 2  – CCL – New York Red Bulls
March 5  – MLS – Philadelphia Union
March 18 – MLS – Toronto FC
April 1 – MLS – LA Galaxy
April 14 – MLS – Seattle Sounders
May 20 – MLS – Sporting Kansas City
May 27 – MLS – DC United
June 3 – MLS – Atlanta United FC
June 17 – MLS – FC Dallas
July 5 – MLS – New York City FC
July 23 – MLS – Portland Timbers
August 19  – MLS – Houston Dynamo
August 23 – MLS – Seattle Sounders
September 9 – MLS – Real Salt Lake
September 13 – MLS – Minnesota United FC
September 16 – MLS –  Columbus Crew
September 23 – MLS – Colorado Rapids
October 15 – MLS – San Jose Earthquakes

Hopefully we’ll see some additional CCL matched plus a playoff run to wrap up the season with some hardware.

For the complete Whitecaps FC MLS schedule visit whitecapsfc.com


Friday Find: 2015 Caps Card

CapsCard2015-03-05, 22 59 24On the eve of the first kick of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2015 season it’s time to make sure our new Caps Cards are registered and ready to go.
Caps Cards offers season ticket holders great discounts on merchandise and deals at partner pubs & restaurants, contests and promotions.  Earning points from contests, match attendance, watching away matches, gives extra access to bonus contests and great fan give-aways like game-worn jerseys, on-field pre-game access and autographed merchandise.
Purchases in stadium also earn cardholders 2 points per $1 spent on food and beverages. This year there’s even more reason to earn points as BC Place and the Whitecaps have teamed up with celebrated Vancouver restaurant Vij’s to bring fans a new food and beverage concept created by Chef William Tse. Making its public debut at the home opener on Saturday the new menu and 20 new local and international beer choice, is being introduced to the media today at the stadium by celebrated chef Vikram Vij, and BC Place’s Graham Ramsay.
If you don’t have your Caps Card already take a look at the good values from season tickets or game packs. If you can’t commit to a season, single match tickets are available now.
See you at the match!

Picks of the Week – January 7, 2015

It’s a new year, a new weekend and lots of fun, new items to fill the picks of the week…

EastSide: The Astoria get a monthly dose of fun as Queer as F*ck Party takes over the first Wednesday of each month, this week featuring DJs Kasey Riot and Angle.

Pucks: The Vancouver Canucks are in the midst of a multi-game homestand, playing this week against Florida on Thursday and Saturday against Calgary.

Celebs: The new year brings a return to Celebrities for Liberace Thursday’s

Laughs: Comedian Brian Regan brings the laughter to Chan Centre for Performing Arts on Friday night.

Gig: Get a reminder of your 90’s RnB Swing when All 4 One plays the Prive Nightclub at Plaza of Nations

Sing: It’s the first Friday of the month so that means, another Showtunes at 1181 kicks off your early evening.

Retro: Move your night across to HD Fridays for Flashback Friday for your retro vibes

Booty: Don your gear to show off at that booty for late night HD Fridays BOOTYBOX with DJ Mumbles, host Beardonce and bootyful go go dancers.



Picks of the Week – December 24, 2014

It’s the eve of Christmas if you’re looking for something to do after the presents and turkey there’s plenty to do in the picks of the week.

Carols – if you need a change from the malls and madness tonight most of the city’s churches and cathedrals offer a Christmas Eve carol services and masses.

Film – for a quiet Christmas night, Stephen Sondheim’s Into The Woods opens

Panto: It’s your final weekend to get in on the Christmas fun at Theatre Replacement’s Cinderella: An East Van Panto, a twist on the classic tale continues at The Cultch York Theatre, closing Sunday

Contact – Dec 26 & 27 BC place plays host to Western Canada’s largest electronic music festival, Contact Music Festival 2014 features Armin van Buren, Zedd, Nervo, Morgan Page, Gramatik and many more

Flashback – hit up Club HD earlier on Friday night for Flashback Fridays, full of nostalgic fun from 9pm – 11pm

Grrr – Club HD introduces another new monthly Friday night with CUBSHACK welcoming cubs, bears, lumbersexuals and all for some Boxing night fun

BattleHappy Endings Friday at Fortune Sound Club brings on an epic iPod Battle, Boxing Day Party and Art Show

LateNight – stay up late for more dancing at GorgFridays at Gorg O Mish with Jay Zoney, Jesse Hills and Aly Abji spinning from late until early.

Rapp – Saturday night at Fox Cabaret, Rapp Battlez: Wezt Coast – Holidaze Edition brings out the city’s best comedians to battle each other into submission

Swell – Sunday night, Victoria’s indie rockers Current Swell take to the Commodore Ballroom stage

Theatre: Time is running out to catch The Arts Club Theatre Company‘s hilarious Avenue Q (now held over until Jan 10) or the family favourite Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical (until Jan 4)