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Three big events at BC Shellfish Festival

It’s shucking madness!  Three big events help celebrate BC’s shellfish and seafood industry in the Comox Valley Friday, May 9, 2014 – Comox Valley, BC –During this year’s BC Shellfish & Seafood Festival, three major events – Comox By the Sea Shellfish and Seafood Celebration, the Seafood Feast & Casino Royale and the Chef’s Beer…

THE TELUS SUNSET CONCERT SERIES AT CEDARCREEK ESTATE WINERY

THE BARENAKED LADIES AND CHANTAL KREVIAZUK HEADLINE CedarCreek Estate Winery is pleased to announce that the Barenaked Ladies and Chantal Kreviazuk will perform this summer at their spectacular Vineyard Pavilion. Singer-songwriter, activist, model and two-time Juno award winner Chantal Kreviazuk returns to CedarCreek on Thursday, July 17th, 2014. OnFriday, September 5th, 2014, the Barenaked Ladies, whose fusion of hooks and yuks has resulted in more…

Vancouver Sommeliers Celebrate Chablis

Crisp, Rich Chardonnay Wines are on Trend for Summer Vancouver’s leading sommeliers are keen to share that the wines from Chablis are a rising trend for wine lovers; perfect for summer, and the local foods we love.   This promotion of Chablis wines has been percolating among the sommelier set for a long time, but…

Golden Mile Bench Proposes to become Okanagan Valley’s First Sub-Appellation

Wineries located on the Golden Mile Bench wine growing area near Oliver in British Columbia have submitted a proposal to become the first official sub-DVA “Designated Viticultural Area” of the Okanagan Valley DVA. An in-depth scientific analysis by scientists from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre – Summerland (AAFC-PARC Summerland) has shown the…

BC Shellfish Festival June 13 – 22

8th Annual BC Shellfish & Seafood Festival June 13-22, 2014 in the Comox Valley 10 days of fabulous seafood tastings, informative aquaculture producer tours, signature dinner events, competitions, and family fun! Book a shellfish festival escape in the Comox Valley! Friday, June 13th 3PM – Arrive in the Comox Valley and check-in at one of our fabulous accommodations! 5PM – Start your Shellfish…

Cotton Candy Kids “Spinning” Their Way to Success

While most middle school students across the province are already looking forward to summer vacation, Robbie, Brandon, and Dawson Hodge are getting their small business ready for another busy season of community events, birthday parties, weddings, and carnivals. Together, the three brothers form the “Cotton Candy Kids,” Coquitlam’s newest—and youngest—specialty vendor of cotton candy, popcorn,…

International Pinot Noir Celebration

The International Pinot Noir Celebration Announces Program and Culinary Details for 2014 Event, Held July 25-27 in the Heart of Oregon Wine Country Bon Appetit’s David Lynch Keynotes 28th Annual IPNC in McMinnville, Oregon. British wine journalist Jamie Goode leads “Pinot Noir and the Doors of Perception” Grand Seminar   During the IPNC weekend, world-renowned…

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival continues its 25th Anniversary season with the magical romance The Tempest. The production is on stage Tuesdays through Sundays on the BMO Mainstage, in Bard’s 733-seat custom-built Mainstage Theatre tent in Vanier Park, from June 12 to September 18, 2014.  Director Meg Roe returns to Bard on the Beach with a re-imagining of her hugely-popular 2008 production of the play. …

Mott’s Clamato Best Caesar Competition

MOTT’S CLAMATO BEST CAESAR on VANCOUVER ISLAND COMPETITION 2014 BC SHELLFISH AND SEAFOOD FESTIVAL Show off your Caesar making skills amongst some of the best bartenders on Vancouver Island, as part of the 8th Annual BC Shellfish and Seafood Festival. Participating bars, pubs and restaurants will feature their signature competition Caesar on Sunday, June 22,…

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…

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