October 14 world-class comedian, mentalist & hypnotist Randy Charach

  October 14 world-class comedian, mentalist & hypnotist Randy Charach will perform his world renowned, highly interactive and hilariously funny show at the Norman Rothstein Theatre, 7 and 9 pm. Randy will share his skills as comedian, mind-reader, and hypnotist in a stunning performance where audience participation lends itself to hilarious comedic interaction! I have attached a press release with more…

Wasn’t that a party? Naramata Tailgate Party a smashing success!

  With thanks to the Naramata Bench Winery Association for inviting me (+ one) to join them for the annual Naramata Tailgate Party held at Red Rooster Winery in Penticton celebrating the harvest. Tailgate Party tickets included shuttles from Penticton and Naramata. The theme for the Naramata Tailgate party was “back to our roots” and guests…

The Dance Centre presents the Global Dance Connections series

  Compañía Sharon Fridman Hasta Dónde…? + All Ways Thursday-Saturday October 12-14, 2017 at 8pm   Post-show talkback October 13 Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street, Vancouver Tickets: $32/$24 students and seniors from Tickets Tonight: 604.684.2787 www.ticketstonight.ca Info www.thedancecentre.ca The work of the sensational Israeli choreographer Sharon Fridman comes to the West Coast for the…

Craft Brewing Comes to Coquitlam

  Mariner Brewing opened its door just a few days ago, right across from Milestones restaurant and from the looks of it, it has certainly struck a chord with local beer lovers. I had the good fortune to be able to sit down with partners Lauren Ang (25) and Byron Vallis (26) early Sunday afternoon,…

Joinery Squamish Offers Fresh, Local Cuisine

  There’s an exciting new addition to the culinary scene in Squamish.  Joinery is pleased to announce it opened its doors on September 15, 2017.   The restaurant is the newest initiative from the owners of Squamish’s Cloudburst Café and The Locavore food truck.  The Locavore quickly became a neighbourhood favourite, as well as a…

The Chan Centre Welcomes Back Renowned Irish Ensemble  The Gloaming

  Folk Supergroup Returns to Perform Evocative Ballads and Sweeping Melodies from Acclaimed Second Album ‘2’   The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) announces the anticipated return of The Gloaming, Ireland’s acclaimed folk supergroup, October 15 at 7 pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. The revered…

LET’S TALK TURKEY: RAILTOWN CATERING MAKES HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING EASY THIS OCTOBER WITH GOURMET THANKSGIVING TO-GO PACKAGES

    Popular Thanksgiving Feast Comes in Both Ready-to-Eat and Ready-to-Bake Formats and Features Additional Incentive for Early-Bird Orders      For the third year in a row, Railtown Catering is helping hosts remove the hassle from the holidays by with its best-selling gourmet Thanksgiving To-Go packages, available for pickup or delivery in time for the…

ARTS UMBRELLA’S ICONIC SPLASH ART AUCTION AND GALA CELEBRATES 35 YEARS

  Raising funds to inspire creativity in young people   Experience the power of creativity at Splash – Arts Umbrella‘s 35th annual art auction and gala, presented by TD Bank Group. On Saturday, October 14, Canada’s leading non-profit arts organization for young people will be hosting an unforgettable art auction and gala featuring close to 100…

Ned Bell Releases First Cookbook: Lure – Sustainable Seafood Recipes from the West Coast

Chef and Sustainable Seafood Advocate Aims to Inspire and Educate the Home Chef   Popular Canadian chef and personality Ned Bell of Chefs for Oceans and Ocean Wise, is thrilled to release his long-awaited first cookbook, Lure. The creation of this thoughtful book has been a dream of Bell’s since completing his 8,700km bike journey…

Dinner at Burdock & Co a Garden of Earthy Delights from Burpee and garden therapy

  Last night I was one of a large group of media hosted by Burpee at a dinner held at local restaurant Burdock & Co with garden therapy‘s Stephanie Rose as the guest speaker.   Stephanie spoke about her passion for gardening and how it developed into her blog garden therapy where you can find all sorts…

Harvest Season at CheckMate

  Winemaker Phil McGahan and the CheckMate Team are well into the 2017 Harvest and Vintage.  We have begun with Chardonnay from our eastern vineyards on Osoyoos Lake Bench and Black Sage Bench which will become Capture, Knight’s Challenge and Little Pawn.  Our grapes are hand-picked at night, chilled, hand sorted and gently pressed to preserve the quality of the…

Upper Bench Winery receives its first Lieutenant Governor’s Award for BC Wine 

  Naramata Bench chardonnay wins prestigious accolade    Upper Bench Winery and Creamery is thrilled to welcome the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, to its winery on the picturesque Naramata Bench this Thursday, September 14, to receive its first Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in British Columbia wines.     One of…