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Lululemon Kitsfest Sunset Yoga at Kitsilano Beach 2014

Beautiful Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver was the scene of this year’s Sunset Yoga sponsored by Lululemon!

Lululemon Kitsfest Sunset Yoga at Kitsilano Beach 2014

Lululemon Kitsfest Sunset Yoga at Kitsilano Beach 2014

Last year it was put on in conjunction with the Seawheeze Half-Marathon but this year, it was part of Kitsfest, a sports festival.

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This was held at Kitsilano Beach not too far from Lululemon’s head office. Can you imagine coming here to have lunch anytime if you worked there?

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There were strings of white balloons.

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As it was last year, this event attracted hundreds of yogis.

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The class was taught by Emily Millen. She teaches at a number of yoga studios, particularly in Kitsilano.

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Already, the sun was starting to set.

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The beach was attracting couples watching the sunset.

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Here are some closing poses.

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And finally, time for Savasana.

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Thanks to Lululemon for this Sunset Yoga class!

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Lululemon Founders Chip and Shannon Wilson Commission Graffiti Artists for Beach Wall Mural UPDATE

BC Global TV news reported today that a graffiti mural on a large wall facing the beach has been commissioned by Lululemon founders, Shannon and Chip Wilson.

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Lululemon Founders Chip and Shannon Wilson Commission Graffiti Artists for Beach Wall Mural

The article: Lululemon founders commission graffiti mural on Kits Beach to stop problem tagging by Amy Judd. (with files from Darlene Heidemann)

Kitsilano beach is in Vancouver. Kitsilano is the neighborhood where the first Lululemon store opened and where the head office is now. On a wall facing the beach, people used to tag it with inappropriate pictures and words.

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Shannon and Chip Wilson, who live close to the wall, got the idea to commission graffiti artists to paint a mural when they visited Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia which had the same problem.

Scott Sueme is one of the graffiti artists who helped to create the art.

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Seven artists worked on this project.

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Graeme Bergland, local artist was the project organizer.

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Lots of color was used by the artists. It’s thought that people would not likely paint over the mural, especially since it was done by graffiti artists.

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Shannon and Chip Wilson

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The mural will be much appreciated by the public.

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The mural is very close to the beach.

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I was very interested to see this news report. I live very close to this beach and look forward to checking this mural out!

Lululemon has appreciated this kind of colorful art before. Here is the front and side of the flagship West 4th Lululemon store that shows colorful art. You can see this in the collage of my blog.

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I love the art that Chip and Shannon Wilson has donated to the city. In addition to this mural, they also donated a group of laughing statues (previous blog post), too.

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UPDATE: In the news today, September 23, 2014, it was revealed that because of a neighbor’s complaint, the City of Vancouver checked and determined that this mural did not have a permit.

Because of this, the beautiful mural was painted over. There is a now a message on the wall that reads, ‘The City of Vancouver.  Consistently opposing the arts.’

As a Vancouverite, I am so ashamed that the City has done this. There are so many other pressing problems that they could tend to instead. I don’t know why anybody would complain about this amazing mural. Obviously, this complaining ‘neighbor’ is a total jerk who does not appreciate art or the efforts to fight graffiti as his neighbors have.


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Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon Sunset Activities 2013

The Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon featured a Friday night sunset yoga class.

Here are photos from the Seawheeze Friday Sunset Yoga class at Kitsilano beach.

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The balloons suspended were really cool to see!

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This class was taught by Christie Baumgartner! She taught a Lululemon nooner class and she was awesome!

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It was so worth it to be at the beach for the beautiful sunset!

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After the class, they gave out gluten free s’mores!

Here are some photos from the Seawheeze Sunset Festival on Saturday night at Stanley Park, the closing event for the Seawheeze.

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Lululemon ambassador, Ryan Leier taught yoga to thousands of us! I had never taken a class from him but he was really remarkable!

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They had large screens so that all the yogis in the back could see him better.

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This yogi didn’t have a mat but still managed to totally rock the poses!

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Some cirque Seawheeze performers were there!

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Loved this Lululemon van!

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There were several photo cabanas so the race finishers could take their photo to put in their wood carved medal lockets!

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There were several tents of food vendors and a liquor garden area as well.

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Xavier played out Ryan Leier’s yoga class.

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Here are some photos of Passenger. Great showman singer!

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They showed several photos of the race on the big screens.

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I remember when I saw this guy, I was so stunned to see him and then to notice that he ran in sandals! Imagine running a half marathon in sandals!

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Here’s Xavier Rudd again, a very talented versatile performer!

Here are some photos of his portion of the concert.

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It got dark quickly!

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What a great event the 2013 Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon was! Thanks again to Lululemon for a great time!


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Countdown to Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon 2013

It is now officially the Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon 2013 Week! The race itself is this Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 7 AM. I have been waiting all year since last year’s first race! This was such an awesome event and I’m sure it’ll be just as great this year!

Countdown to Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon 2013

Countdown to Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon 2013

This year, the race was just as popular with all 10, 014 runners spots being sold out quickly! Last year, this race attracted a lot of local and out-of-town runners.

Although I’m a runner, I prefer to volunteer. I had such a good time volunteering last year. Lululemon treated us very well.

One of the featured yoga classes taught by super yogi, Christie Baumgartner, is on world-famous Kitsilano beach, which is close to Lululemon headquarters and the first Lululemon store. This class is part of Kitsfest, which has tennis and beach volleyball on the beach the same weekend.

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Runners also get access to seaside resort activities, the luon lounge and a post race brunch among other things. Last year that included massages!

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There will also be special edition gear in a retail store. It was really popular last year and I saw long lines of people all day long!

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Here’s the course map. The runners will be treated to a course with gorgeous Vancouver sea and mountains! Most Vancouver runners are familiar with this scenic course, running the sea wall.

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In addition to the race and yoga, the event is capped off with the Saturday night sunset festival at beautiful Stanley Park! It starts with yoga with Ryan Leier and then a concert featuring, Xavier Rudd and Passenger!

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If you’re in Vancouver and would like to participate, there are still volunteer positions available! If you are registered as a runner, good luck and have a great time!

I’ll be blogging about the Seawheeze events and show the retail items all this week as I did last year.