Pedalling art: On the heels of the city's recent acquisition of Yue Min Jun's A-Maze-ing Laughter statues, 200 riders cycled through the city in support of the Vancouver Biennale, a non-profit organization dedicated to exhibiting great art where people live, work, play and transit. Fronted by its founder and president Barrie Mowatt, the Tour de Biennale saw cycling enthusiasts participate in the second annual 60-km, 110-km and 125-km charity rides that began and finished at Queen Elizabeth Park. Funds raised from the cycling challenge will go to the 2013 edition of the Open Air Museum.
Perfect game: A sold-out crowd of more than 5,000 baseball fans came out to Nat Bailey Stadium to watch the Vancouver Canadians play the Everett AquaSox. Providence Healthcare CEO Dianne Doyle was on hand to throw the game's first pitch as well as catch a big cheque. As part of Scotiabank's Strike Out Heart Disease campaign with the ball club, funds were raised every time a Canadians pitcher struck out a player.
Raising a glass: Vancouverites made their way to the Okanagan Valley for one of the season's must-attend wine socials. Sean and Saeedeh Salem, principals of Enotecca wineries Le Vieux Pin and LaStella, welcomed oenophiles to their annual summer party, a spectacular two-day wine affair at their boutique wineries in Oliver and Osoyoos benefitting the South Okanagan General Hospital.