You can only get so much done in 50 seconds: It’s enough time to reheat leftovers in the microwave or frantically dress in the morning. At Top Gun Karting School, however, 50 seconds is all you need to complete one lap on the Greg Moore Raceway, whose 12-corner asphalt surface spans 1,224 metres. Under the instruction of internationally ranked kart drivers Blake and Bryce Choquer—the latter placed sixth at the 2010 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals in Italy—first-timers and experienced speedsters alike master the track through the school’s intensive programs.
After padding their pupils in complimentary driving gear, the Choquer brothers situate each guest behind the wheel of a Tony Kart EVRR for training sessions that can last a half-day to three-day courses During introductory lessons, Blake and Bryce review karting fundamentals, including throttle and braking techniques. From there, more advanced students learn starting procedures and passing techniques while manoeuvreing a 125 Rotax kart, which can hit a top speed of 125 kilometres per hour, the average pace of a winded cheetah. The three-day course culminates in a practice weekend, in which dedicated racers can test their skills in two heat races.
With two distinct layouts that bob and weave through groves of douglas fir, cedar, and hemlock trees, both Eighteen Pastures Golf Course and Tall Timber Golf Course invite clubbers for a day of challenging golf. The more difficult of the two layouts, Eighteen Pastures flummoxes stick-flickers with more than 6,800 yards of topsy-turvy terrain, where precipitous hillsides and bending fairways lined with arbors conceal upcoming hazards, which include 10 ponds and a multitude of sand traps. The course's front and back nines converge at the unique clubhouse, a bright red barn with a tall silo on one end said to contain the souls of every golf ball lost on the course.
An easier and shorter alternative to its grassy brethren, Tall Timber sprawls across 5,921 yards of kempt fairways cleaved through second-growth West Coast forests. The rippling waters of streams and ponds run throughout the course, attracting waterfowl and thirsty golf carts as clubbers hack through the 160-acre landscape.
Inspired by the vivacious, detail-oriented work of Norman Rockwell, Lisa Powers picked up a brush at the age of 10 and hasn’t stopped flecking her way toward mastery ever since. After obtaining a fine-arts degree from Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Powers threw herself into the arts, supplementing her brushwork with forays into the studies of both psychology and sociology. Today, she draws influence from the work of modern masters—from Toulouse-Lautrec's belle époque lithographs to Lichtenstein's comics-inspired pop art—to create evocative mixed-media work. During her art classes and studio sessions, Powers calls upon her years of experience as she helps established artists perfect their techniques and younger artists develop an understanding of the colours that will really pop against a refrigerator-hued backdrop.
Bristol's Motion will host a line-up of artists during the March 2016 Ska & Mod Festival. 2 Rude with Roddy Radiation of The Specials, The Beat, The Emperials, and The Lambrettas will all be present with their classics and new material. The Small Fakers will rip through all their hits from 'Whatcha Gonna Do About It' to 'Wham Bam Thank You Mam'. The Jam bassist Bruce Foxton will recreate the best of the band's back catalogue live with From The Jam, including iconic tracks like 'Going Underground', 'That's Entertainment', 'Eton Rifles' and 'A Town Called Malice'. Bad Manners are set to bring the party vibes for an emphatic close to the evening. While enjoying the music, fans will also have access to bars with hot and cold food and drinks.
Longtime dance team Magda and Andrew began building their studio, Dancing for Dessert, from the ground up in 2005. The outfit has since moved into its own spacious facility, the heart of which is an elegant main ballroom. There, Magda, Andrew, and their staff of instructors maintain a warm and inviting environment in which dancers of all skill levels can explore a variety of different dance styles. From ballroom and Latin dancing to foxtrot, salsa, tango, and Zumba the Dancing for Dessert team consistently mixes up its offerings, and uncorks its wealth of knowledge during both private and group classes.
Two indoor shooting bays
Main bay with 16 lanes
Tactical bay with 7 lanes
Ballistic rubber backing allows calibers up to .50
More than 40 available firearms
Revolvers such as a Ruger SR45
Handguns such as a Glock 22
Shotguns and rifles, such as an AR-15
At A Glance
Beyond open range practice, The Range Langley hosts firearms classes for the public, law enforcement, and military. The facility also houses a rentable lounge themed after actor and known force of nature Chuck Norris.