If you're anywhere in the Northeast this month, don't miss the Empire Backyard Party presented by Vans. It's all going down in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Canada on March 19th. The jam format street rail contest goes from 2-9pm, with an after party from 10pm - 3am. And if you know anything about French Canadians, it's worth going up there just for the party. BBQ and beverages available during the contest, which has a total cash purse of $20,000! Now that's a whole lotta looines. Vans Canadian Team Riders Will Lavigne, Benji Ritchie and Phil Jacques will be there, along with every other East Coast jibber extraordinaire. Don't miss your chance to go head-to-head with the best and win some chedda. For more info, check out www.thinkempire.com.