Riley Park: Neighbourhood numbers

3 - The number of the infamous/famous Main Street bus, where if you crane your neck just right while aboard you can see a seven-foot sculpture of a poodle near 18th Avenue. Yes, a seven-foot poodle.

375 - The number of feet to hit a baseball from home plate to the centre field wall of Nat Bailey Stadium, home of the Vancouver Canadians, which began their season this month.

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298 - The unit number of the Army Navy and Air Force Veterans' Club at 23rd avenue and Main Street. Also the designated legion of the Vancouver Police Department, where Police Chief Jim Chu can be spotted on Remembrance Day but unlikely to be found in the place for karaoke on Saturday nights.

10 - Ten dollars, that is. And that is the price of a men's haircut - "including tax" - at Fern's Day Spa at 4185 Main St., near 26th Avenue.

9.95 - The price of the steak and eggs breakfast special at Helen's Grill at 25th avenue and Main Street. The diner has been around for years and once was home to the Aristocratic restaurant.

1886 - The year Mountain View Cemetery opened west of Fraser Street, between 31st and 43rd avenues. The 42-hectare burial ground has approximately 92,000 graves and 145,000 interred remains, including those her served in the First World War.

1 - The number of major developers working in Riley Park who also play drums in a metal band. Joo Kim Tiah of Holborn Properties is the man behind the redevelopment of the former Little Mountain public housing site.

63 - The number of years Little League baseball has been played at Hillcrest and Riley parks. Apparently, that makes the organization the oldest Little League in Canada.

16 - The date this month (June 16) for "car-free day" on Main Street which will see the street shut down from Broadway to 30th Avenue. It's being billed as "the biggest street party ever held" on Main.

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