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Starbucks is excited to offer La BoulangeTM authentic, French-inspired pastries

This spring, Starbucks is transforming its pastry case in Canadian stores with the introduction of La BoulangeTM pastries. La Boulange is the iconic San Francisco pastry shop founded by renowned French chef, baker and cookbook author Pascal Rigo. Starbucks is excited to offer La BoulangeTM authentic, French-inspired pastries – wholesome, real food that not only…

Le Creuset Introduces Licorice – “Le Nouveau Noir” 

Classic with refined minimalism – the newest Le Creuset hue adds striking accents to today’s modern kitchens   Le Creuset unveils the newest addition to their collection of signature hues – Licorice. Inspired by flavourful European classics like espresso and truffles, this sophisticated matte black object d’art is set to enter some of the world’s finest…

Celebrate the Year of the Sheep at Wild Rice

DON’T FEEL SHEEPISH – NEW YEAR SPECIALS WILL BRING YOU GOOD FORTUNE AND GOOD FLAVOURAn ancient Chinese axiom states that if a thing is worth doing, it’s worth doing at least twice. Consider New Year’s for instance. There’s the ‘mainstream’ New Year’s Eve held on December 31st – a rather sedate affair by Chinese. Since…

Ballet Kelowna presents Canadian Premiere of ‘The Ashley Bouder Project’ with NYC Ballet Luminaries

Ballet Kelowna presents the Canadian Premiere of  ‘The Ashley Bouder Project’  Featuring Stars of New York City Ballet In an incredible coup for Ballet Kelowna, New York City’s finest dancers will travel west to light up Kelowna’s Community Theatre (1375 Water Street) with the anticipated Canadian premiere of The Ashley Bouder Project, March 3 at 7:30pm. New York City Ballet Principal Dancer Ashley…

Ramada Penticton Bikes and Beers Weekend

Locals and tourists alike know that one of the best ways to explore the beauty of Penticton and area is on two wheels. The extensive network of trails throughout the region offers cyclists amazing views of mountains, vineyards and lakes around every bend. Cyclists also know that after biking throughout this beautiful region, nothing tastes…

Celebrate Chinese New Year with PAPYRUS

Let the festivities begin! Chinese New Year is on the horizon, and with it the Year of the Wooden Sheep is slated to bring luck and fortune to 2015. With this widely celebrated occasion upon us, PAPYRUS’ unparalleled collection of gifts in the lucky colour red, wealth-bearing gold, and this year’s stem-branch calendar element – wood –…

Vancouver Foodster Chili Challenge Award Winners 

The Vancouver Foodster Chili Challenge was a great success featuring unique creations at restaurants around Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Langley, New Westminster and North Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their creation on their menu from January 8-31, 2015. and their customers voted for their favourites daily throughout the challenge. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the…

Calling All Change-makers alumni UBC’s online story-sharing platform supports those who are making a difference

alumni UBC is calling on members of the University of British Columbia (UBC) community who are making a positive change in the world to tell their stories as part of its “your evolution” program. The program is an innovative, online story-sharing platform that uses the strength of the UBC network to enable alumni, faculty, staff…

Vancouver Foodster presents the 4th Annual Poutine Challenge

This is our fourth Poutine Challenge featuring 14 restaurants in Vancouver, Richmond and Langley, that runs from February 5-28, 2015. Participating restaurants are showcasing Poutine creations that were created just for this challenge and all will be offered in all of these establishments during the challenge period . For our Challenges, we have 2 sets of winners. The…

Provence Marinaside Getting Facelift

THIRTEEN YEAR-OLD GETS FACELIFT In these days of everyone from seniors to starlets signing up for botox treatments and tucks, you might be shocked to hear of a 13 year-old getting a full facelift. However, in the restaurant world, 13 is getting on in years. At 13 years old, Provence Marinaside in Yaletown is beginning to show its age and…

Canada’s national culinary arts competition is now accepting applications Candidates from across the country will compete for $10,000 grand prize and international stage

The Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship competition is officially open for 2015 with applications now being accepted for the country’s largest search to find the future stars of the Canadian culinary scene. Established in 2013, the Foundation brings to life the scholarship’s vision of inspiring and encouraging young chefs from across Canada by giving them the opportunity to…

NOURISHING OUR NEIGHBOURHOODS

Neighbourhood Food Networks Provide Opportunities to Move from Charity Food Model to Dignified Food Access   Vancouver is home to over a dozen individual, but connected, Neighbourhood Food Networks that have a unique role to play in the food movement. Thursday January 22, these networks hosted two events back to back to meet with current…

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Recognized With Top Scores From Wine Enthusiast 

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Recognized With Top Scores From Wine Enthusiast  Limited Time Free US Shipping Allows Cross-Border Access To Top Rated Canadian Vintages Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is thrilled to announce that world renowned wine publication Wine Enthusiast has awarded 90+ point scores for three of their wines: Tinhorn Creek 2013 Gewürztraminer (91), Tinhorn Creek 2013 Pinot Gris (90) and Tinhorn…

 Top 10 Wellness Trends for 2015

New Rave Productions presents The 23rd Annual Wellness Show, the largest trade show in Western Canada dedicated to helping you live a more balanced and holistic lifestyle. This year¹s Wellness Show takes place February 13th, 14th and 15th at the Vancouver Convention Centre East Building. Here are the top trends we’re currently seeing in health and wellness:  Sprouting: Sprouting raw…

Romance is in the air this Valentine’s Day at VanDusen Botanical Garden and select Park Board facilities

Why give a bouquet when you can share a whole garden? Enjoy a romantic stroll and delicious picnic in beautiful 55-acre VanDusen Botanical Garden!   A special Valentine’s Day package includes classic tunes in the plaza area, a couple’s selfie at an on-site photo booth and dining al fresco amongst the trees or overlooking a…

Look Who’s Cooking for #Taste of Thursday

Since we first announced that MyVanCity.ca was introducing a weekly feature “Taste of Thursday” we have randomly published the recipes of the terrific Chefs of British Columbia. We think it’s time we set out a schedule and starting with Thursday, January 29 your favourite Chefs will be featured alphabetically by first name. We would like to re-introduce you to…

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