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Virtuous Pie Announces Second Vancouver Location to Open in UBC’s Wesbrook Village

Popular plant-based restaurant opening fourth location in just over a year Vancouver’s popular plant-based pizza and ice cream restaurant is set to open its second Vancouver location in Wesbrook Village in the fall of 2017.   “We have been looking for a location on the west side of Vancouver for some time,” says Jim Vesal,…

Canada’s First National Spirit Competition Announced

  The Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition is now accepting submissions   Raise a cocktail glass and get ready to toast: Canada’s first, and only, national spirit competition reserved exclusively for artisan distilleries launches today. In recent years, Canadian micro-distilleries have seized the spotlight, and the Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition (CASC) takes as its mission the goal…

BC Wine Institute (BCWI) is pleased to announce its new Board of Directors.

  Following another successful Annual General Meeting (July 11, 2017 at Spirit Ridge Resort, Osoyoos), the BC Wine Institute (BCWI) is pleased to announce its new Board of Directors. Nine voting BCWI Directors represent all British Columbia wineries. Newly elected or re-elected members of the Board of Directors are: –       Greg Berti from Andrew Peller…

The Drum is Calling Festival  – July 22 – 30

  In partnership with our Host Nations – the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations,  the City of Vancouver will launch the Canada 150+ anchor event The Drum Is Calling Festival July 22 – 30 from 1pm – 10pm daily. This is a nine-day, immersive festival of Indigenous and diverse arts and culture taking place in the heart of downtown at Larwill Park, bounded by Cambie…

AFRICAN DESCENT FESTIVAL RETURNS TO VANCOUVER JULY 22 AND 23 WITH HEADLINER NKULEE DUBRE

  As a celebration and promotion of the arts, culture, and music of African descendants, African Descent Society is proud to announce the 3rd annual African Descent Festival. With an often unknown rich African history, Vancouver boasts a vibrant and long-standing African descendent community. This community follows historic lines back to Hogan’s Alley, the first…

Magnolia Hotel & Spa named #1 City Hotel in Canada in the  Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2017 readers’ survey

  Readers of prestigious US travel magazine vote boutique Victoria hotel as best in Canada     Magnolia Hotel & Spa is thrilled to be named #1 City Hotel in Canada, as voted for by Travel  +  Leisure 2017 readers, with an overall score of 93.69. Every year the readers of Travel + Leisure, the largest travel magazine…

#Favourites – where to go, what to do this week and beyond…

  “Inspired by Adventure” – Tofino Resort and Marina   A POINT OF PRIDE: VANCOUVER BARS, RESTAURANTS KICK OFF INAUGURAL PRIDE CRAWL FUNDRAISER FOR DR. PETER AIDS FOUNDATION TODAY   Like-Minded Chefs Join Forces for a Collaborative Dinner at South Granville Restaurant   Dine beneath the stars in an urban oasis at Four Season Hotel…

The Installation @ CheckMate

  The Installation – Opening Late July 2017 Designed by Tom Kundig The Installation is an intriguing art exhibit in its own right.  A modern, innovative design by Tom Kundig, internationally renowned architect.  This study was conceived to allow visitors to slow down and connect with Checkmate Artisanal Winery while discovering and tasting what many…

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