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Spirited People’s Choice Awards

The Results are in for BC Distilled’s Best of Show Presented by the Gin Society On Saturday, May 10, over 500 local spirits aficionados sampled their way through the province’s finest offerings at BC Distilled, British Columbia’s premier micro-distillery festival. The sold out inaugural event proved that the public’s passion for local ingredients includes local spirits…

We’re Seeing Spots: The Okanagan Spot Prawn Festival Returns!

We’re seeing spots before our eyes!  Spot Prawns are back in season and we’re celebrating.  Wild BC Spot Prawns are a delicacy known around the world for their sweet, delicate flavor and firm texture.  They are most recognizable for their reddish brown colour, which turns bright pink when cooked, further defining the white spots on their tail and white horizontal bars on the carapace. Wild BC Spot Prawns…

ANNUAL CHOWDER COMPETITION

2014 BC SHELLFISH AND SEAFOOD FESTIVAL Supported in part by Vancouver Aquarium Oceanwise Chowder Chowdown June 21, 2014, Comox by the Sea Shellfish and Seafood Celebration, 12:00 – 5:00 pm, Filberg Lodge, Comox, B.C. The 2014 BC Shellfish and Seafood Festival will take place at Filberg Lodge in Comox on June, 21, 2014 as part…

Fanny Bay Oyster Shucking Championships

NEW GRAND PRIZE! FANNY BAY OYSTERS SHUCKING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014 BC SHELLFISH AND SEAFOOD FESTIVAL June 21, 2014, Comox by the Sea Shellfish and Seafood Celebration Shuckers throughout BC are invited to register for the Annual Fanny Bay Oyster Shucking Championships for the 8th Annual BC Shellfish and Seafood Festival, in the Comox Valley, British Columbia. The…

Chef & Winemaker’s Dinner Lineup Announced

We are all co-producers, co-winemakers and co-chefs In the Thompson Okanagan on May 18, 2014!   Join us in a regional food and wine celebration for Slow Food Thompson-Okanagan’s Interactive Chefs-and-Winemaker’s Dinner at 7 pm at the Watermark Beach Resort in beautiful Osoyoos. Dinner tickets must be purchased ahead of time and are $75 per person. This…

BC Shellfish & Seafood Festival June 13-22, 2014

Culinary Tours, Wine Pairing Dinners, Shellfish Producer Tours and more!   We are proud to announce new Grand Prizes for the Annual Chowder Challenge and the Fanny Bay Oysters Shucking Championship as part of the June 21 Comox by the Sea Shellfish and Seafood Celebration. 1. Prepare the best tasting Chowder and you could win return transportation and accommodation to compete in…

GAMBERO ROSSO TRE BICCHIERI 2014 WORLD TOUR ON SALE NOW!

Gambero Rosso, in collaboration with the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada – West  and the Vancouver International Wine Festival, is pleased to present Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri 2014 World Tour.     This prestigious event comes back to Vancouver – the only Canadian location this year – after the enormous success of the last year’s…

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM OPENS BARD ON THE BEACH’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary with the return of Shakespeare’s magical comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Dream was presented during Bard’s inaugural season in 1990. Dean Paul Gibson(Associate Artistic Director, Bard on the Beach) reimagines this Shakespearean classic following his successful 2006 production. A Midsummer Night’s Dream It plays Tuesdays through Sundays in Bard’s 733-seat custom-built Mainstage Theatre tent in VanierPark from June 11…

Vancouver Foodster presents the 1st Taco Challenge

After a successful Creme Bruilee challenge comes a Mexican dish that features a mix of Mexican and non-Mexican restaurants. Here is our 1st Taco Challenge featuring 8 restaurants in Vancouver, North Vancouver and Richmond that runs from May 9-31, 2014. Participating restaurants are showcasing Taco dishes that were specially created just for this challenge and all will…

Quails’ Gate Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Concert and Exclusive Wine Release

BC’s award-winning Quails’ Gate winery will mark its 25th anniversary this year. Over the course of the last quarter century, this Okanagan favourite has produced wines of outstanding quality and become a destination for wine connoisseurs from around the world. Quails’ Gate will celebrate its success this autumn with a weekend long celebration that highlights the release…

Mother’s Day Sunday, May 11

Cibo Trattoria invites you to celebrate the love and gratitude you have for your mom with a special Solo per te… (“Just for you…”) brunch and tasting menu   This Mother’s Day, Cibo Trattoria will mark the special occasion with Solo per te… (“Just for you…”) brunch and dinner celebrations that include complimentary flowers for all Moms in attendance.From 7 a.m. –…

A Mother’s Day Treat at La Pentola della Quercia

La Pentola della Quercia’s new brunch menu has officially launched and it’s just in time for Mother’s Day! Join La Pentola for Mother’s Day on Sunday May 11th for a memorable brunch from award-winning Chef Lucais Syme. Enjoy one of the many signature brunch items including pancetta and porcini mushroom eggs benny and pancakes with maple syrup ice cream. As a special Mother’s Day treat, all moms will be served a complimentary mimosa…

Quails’ Gate Winery awards

Once again British Columbia’s Quails’ Gate Winery has earned international accolades for its world-class wines. At the recent Pacific Rim Wine Competition, three of the winery’s varietals earned Gold medals while two also received the distinction of Best in Class.   Awarded Best in Class & Gold Quails’ Gate 2012 Chenin Blanc·      …

Collector Car Show & Auction June 21-22

SHOW OFF YOUR VINTAGE RIDE AT NO COST AT THE  VANCOUVER COLLECTOR CAR SHOW & AUCTION, JUNE 21 + 22 Calling all car clubs, vintage collectors, and all-around auto enthusiasts: shine up your ride and show it off at the second annual Vancouver Collector Car Show & Auction. Taking placeJune 21 + 22, 2014 at the PNE Fairgrounds,…

“Ride with a Winemaker” Cycling Tour May 23-24

Olympian Kelsey Serwa & other Okanagan Winemakers join the “Ride with a Winemaker” Cycling Tour of the South Okanagan May 23-24 weekend, based out of Black Hills Estate Winery The organizers of the “Ride with a Winemaker” Cycling weekend are pleased to announce that Kelsey Serwa, the Silver Medal winner in the Sochi Olympics Ladies Skier-cross,…

Vancouver Fan Expo

There is nothing quite as wonderful as seeing grown adults let loose and act like children, and this week there was no better place to do so than the Vancouver FanExpo. An annual event for fans of horror, anime, video games and more. Boasting guest like Tony Moore, Bruce Campbell and Peter S. Beagle there…

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