VANCOUVER OPERA ANNOUNCES 2018-2019 SEASON AND 3rd ANNUAL VANCOUVER OPERA FESTIVAL

  Vancouver Opera announces their 2018—2019 Season & Festival – with a full season of fanciful delights opening with an Art Nouveau-inspired comedic operetta, Lehár’s The Merry Widow (Die Lustige Witwe), and concluding with a “Fairytales & Fables” themed 2019 Vancouver Opera Festival featuring Gounod’s devilishly exciting masterwork, Faust.   The Vancouver Opera Honorary Festival…

MOA Brings Together Five Indigenous-Run Cultural Centres in Premiere Collaborative Exhibition – Culture at the Centre –

   First Nations cultural centres & museums across BC join forces to share and explore their innovative work & diverse cultures in one space   The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) presents first-ever collaboration between six First Nations communities with the illuminating new exhibition Culture at the Centre, on display from March 18, 2018 to October 8, 2018. Coordinated by…

Oaxacan Vocalist Lila Downs to Inspire with Songs of Female Empowerment at the Chan Centre

  Back by Popular Demand, Grammy-winner to Perform Works from 2017 album Salon Lágrimas y Deseo The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) welcomes back Mexican-American vocalist Lila Downs, who will share her eclectic and vibrant blend of boleros, jazz, rock, blues, and more on March 10, 2018…

ALL-FEMALE CHEF LINE-UP UNITE FROM OKANAGAN & ALBERTA FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY DINNER

  On March 8, International Women’s Day is being marked with a special 5-course collaborative fundraising dinner by The Paisley Notebook at Tantalus Vineyards in Kelowna. All profits from the second annual dinner will be donated to Foundry Kelowna/Canadian Mental Health Association Kelowna, Karis Support Society and Slow Food Canada.     This year’s celebration will bring together the culinary talents of Aman Dosanj (The Paisley Notebook, Kelowna), Leah Massey (Biera, Edmonton), Erin…

Fort Berens Estate Winery Gold Medal Plates Mystery Wine

    The 2018 Canadian Culinary Championships, held recently in Kelowna, brought together eleven of the country’s top chefs for the prestigious Gold Medal Plates competition. The competing chefs participated in a series of tough challenges, including the Mystery Wine Pairing Competition. In the Mystery Wine Pairing Competition, Chefs were given a mystery bottle of…

BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR EXECUTIVE CHEF ALEX CHEN WINS 2018 CANADIAN CULINARY CHAMPIONSHIPS

  Chen Claims Gold, Distinction as Canada’s Top Chef Thanks to Signature Parfait of Wild BC Shellfish, ‘Chowder’, Northern Divine Caviar and Bull Kelp ‘Brioche’   Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar Executive Chef Alex Chen struck gold yet again and claimed the crown as the nation’s foremost chef at the 12thannual edition of the Canadian Culinary Championships,…

Homer St. Cafe announces third Takeover Series: Phillips Brewery & Malting Co.

  Yaletown eatery partners with Victoria-based brewery for week-long event   Homer St. Cafe and Bar continues its monthly Takeover Series with its latest collaborator, Victoria’s, Phillips Brewery & Malting Co. The Takeover Series sees a different distiller or brewer commandeer Homer St. Cafe’s bar and kitchen for a week every month, offering drink specials, collaborative menu items and ticketed tasting dinners with experts from…

Cathay Pacific partners with Pure Yoga to bring yoga to the sky

  New inflight well-being program launches across all Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon routes Cathay Pacific has partnered with Pure Yoga to launch a new inflight well-being program, ‘Travel Well with Yoga’, this month. In harmony with the airline’s ‘Life Well Travelled’ campaign, the series of videos have been developed by esteemed Pure Yoga instructors…

New York’s Shen Wei Dance Arts to Headline 2018 Vancouver International Dance Festival

Internationally Acclaimed Artists Gather in Vancouver for Highly-Anticipated Annual Event of Diverse Dance Performances, Workshops, and Public Education  The Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) proudly announces its sweeping 2018 festival season: a diverse and dynamic roster of internationally celebrated artists and local favourites, presenting three weeks of endlessly enriching performances, workshops, and a host of…

11th Annual Coastal First Nations Dance Festival Showcases Indigenous Stories, Song & Dance from Pacific to Scandinavia

Signature Festival Offers more than 25 Ancestral and Innovative Performances Dancers of Damelahamid, in partnership with the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC, announce the 11th Coastal First Nations Dance Festival, an annual celebration of Indigenous stories, song and dance from Canada and abroad, February 27 – March 4, 2018 at MOA’s Great Hall. Audiences will…

#TasteofThursday Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan – Chefs Connie DeSouza and John Jackson Albacore Tuna Ceviche recipe

  This is the fifth in the series of recipes from the spectacular  – Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan Wine and Food Experience event held August 25, 2017. This week we are excited to share the recipe for Albacore Tuna Ceviche courtesy of  Chef Connie DeSouza and Chef John Jackson  from Charcut and Charbar. Featured Second Course…