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BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR TO BRING BOLD NEW FLAVOUR TO VANCOUVER

All-Star Kitchen, Front-of-House Team Assembled For New Restaurant Opening   A brand-new Boulevard is set to open on Vancouver’s ever-expanding restaurant road map this July. Located at Vancouver’s iconic Sutton Place Hotel, Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar will present subtle, unexpected and playful approaches to cuisine, service and style. From early morning to late at…

The Settlement Building adds a Brewery to the Collective

SIGNED, SEALED AND DELIVERED; POSTMARK BREWING OPENS IN RAILTOWN Postmark Brewing officially opens its doors as the newest addition to The Settlement Building at 55 Dunlevy Avenue, Railtown. The small batch, craft brewery specializes in session beers that are available on-tap in the tasting room, or via the walk-up window holding a 12-head growler fill station. Led by Managing…

YVR Foodies at Dunn’s Famous CONTEST

  TO WIN 2 TICKETS TO YVR Foodies event on July 6 at Dunn’s Famous do the following three things: Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Leave a comment on this post Sign up for our newsletter to double your entries! (optional)   The July YVR Foodies event will be at Dunn’s Famous in Downtown…

Laughing Stock Vineyards celebrate Portfolio

  Laughing Stock Vineyards announces Canada wide events to celebrate 10th vintage release of Portfolio.   Laughing Stock Vineyards releases the 10th vintage of its flagship wine, Portfolio this fall, capping a decade of winery development and growth.  Mirroring the spectacular growth and maturing of the entire BC wine industry, Laughing Stock has grown from a tiny garage operation to…

Haywire Canyonview Vineyard Pinot Noir awarded with Lieutenant Governor Award

 Haywire wine, made at Okanagan Crush Pad winery in Summerland BC has been awarded a Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in British Columbia Wines for the Canyonview Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011 ($35). The Lieutenant Governor’s Awards for Excellence in BC Wines was established in 2003 to recognize and honour excellence in the province’s growing wine industry and…

New Zealand wine industry gets WiSE

A world leading sustainability scorecard and reporting tool is being launched to New Zealand wineries and grape-growers today.  WiSE (Wine Industry Sustainability Engine) will be used by around 2000 wineries and vineyards from Northland to Otago. It will record and manage winery and vineyard activities to ensure they meet international sustainability standards required by Sustainable…

Vancouver’s Biggest Ever Networking Party

  The 4th Annual Vancouver’s Biggest Ever Networking Party is here!   The Vancouver’s 4th Annual Biggest Ever Networking Party has been announced. This event sells out annually and this year they are expecting between 400 to 500 people at the event. “Succeeding in business is all about making connections.” – Sir Richard Branson, Self-Made Billionaire, Founder of Virgin Group…

Bard on the Beach presents Cymbeline

  The Howard Family Stage welcomes CYMBELINE  to the 2014 Bard on the Beach season Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival continues its 25th season with Cymbeline, an enthralling drama featuring one of Shakespeare’s most finely-etched female leads. It plays Tuesdays through Sundays in the intimate 240-seat Douglas Campbell Theatre tent on the Howard Family Stage in Vanier Park…

Summerhill Unveils New Robert Bateman Artist’s Series Wines

Fundraising Dinner to be Held in the Palm Court at The Fairmont Empress Summerhill Pyramid Winery, Robert Bateman and The Fairmont Empress in Victoria are partnering to raise funds for the Robert Bateman Centre’s new nature education program targeted at grade 3 – 8 students across British Columbia. On Friday, July 11, 2014, 75 guests will gather in the Palm Court at…

Hawksworth Young Chefs Scholarship competition

Countdown to the Regional Heats   The Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship program is a non-profit culinary foundation created to provide a platform for talented young Canadian chefs to get a head start in their career. The winner of the 2014 Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship will receive $10,000, provided by the Chefs’ Table Society of BC,…

BC Shellfish and Seafood Festival Finally Here!

  Events, Tours, Celebrities and Tastings from June 13 – 22   The BC Shellfish and Seafood Festival kicks off this weekend with an exciting lineup of events, tours, celebrity chefs and tastings and, although a few events have already sold out, tickets are still available. If you want to get outdoors and explore, take a…

Vancouver Foodster launches our Tasting Plates Summer Series

  Local foodies and tourists alike are invited to tantalize their taste buds at 3 of our Tasting Plates events in our Summer Series. Starts off with Tasting Plates Latin American Flavours with several Latin American restaurants all over Vancouver on June 25.  This evening tasting extravaganza goes from 6pm until 10:30 pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Participating restaurants include: Chicha Restaurant, Guanaco…

CANADIAN OPEN FASTPITCH YOUTH CLINICS

LEARN FROM THE BEST WITH CANADIAN OPEN FASTPITCH YOUTH CLINICS World’s Most Accomplished Softball Athletes to share their Knowledge and Skills It’s time to shine up those cleats as BC’s young athletes are invited to play ball with the world’s finest softball stars during Canada’s largest softball tournament, the Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship. The…

Popsicles and Ice Cream Oh My! 

Bel Café is pleased to offer brand new frozen treats to tempt you this summer     It’s summer in the city and David Hawksworth’s Bel Café has just the ticket to beat the heat. Thrill your taste buds with our brand new range of gourmet popsicles and ice cream created in-house this summer. Frozen…

summer. love. lakeside.

Experience a weekend escape with your loved one that will make sparks fly   The summer sun is heating up and so is the romance at Nita Lake Lodge. Dip your toes into the sparkling Nita Lake and prepare to be swept off your feet to enjoy awe-inspiring views on a private helicopter tour, complete…

GOLDEN ADVENTURES – SUMMER IN KICKING HORSE COUNTRY

From fossils to buffalo, unique experiences abound in Golden and Kicking Horse Country. This summer plan a hike to the world-famous Burgess Shale fossil beds, amble through the local Farmers’ Market and get your share of wildlife with grizzlies, buffalo and wolves. Visit the World’s Largest Paddle and discover why Golden is becoming the land…

Pub Night Fun’raiser for the animals!

Admiral Pub & Grill, Burnaby Our annual pub night is back in Burnaby, but we have made some exciting changes including the location. Join us for our Pub Night for Pets ‘Fun’raiser on June 19, 2014 at the Admiral Pub & Grill. Compassionate animal lovers can help local sick, injured and abused animals while enjoying…

Patio Weather Calls for Rosé Wines

  This June, Taste Rosé the Provence Way   The Provence Way: British Columbians are seeing a lot more pink in their wine glasses these days. Culinary pleasure-seekers are flocking to farmers markets and patios to seek great cuisine, sun and relaxation. And when they stop to enjoy a glass of wine, they have been increasingly…

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