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Deighton Cup 2018

  The Deighton Cup celebrated its 10th anniversary in style!  Known for the elaborate and sometimes fanciful costumes and hats, this year seemed more elegant and dressy. Outfits suitable for a wedding, classic suits and ties were as prolific as the outlandish. Fascinators, tiaras, hats with balloon horses, real flowers or vegetables, tulle, netting, and…

Celebrating a major milestone in Whistler

  We recently celebrated our fiftieth wedding anniversary and since Whistler Mountain opened around the time we met, it seemed appropriate to celebrate this auspicious occasion in the town that symbolized the growth of our life together and in which we had so many memories. There is a serenity that enters your soul as you…

Vancouverites Don their Finest for the 9th Annual Deighton Cup

  Vancouver’s Deighton Cup has grown from a small group birthday celebration to over 4,000 people strolling the promenade at Hastings Racecourse. “Gassy Jack” Deighton, for whom the race is named, would not recognize the sophistication that abounds. Instead of whiskey shots, red champagne flutes and bottles of $150 Piper-Heidsieck were carried around like water…

5th Annual Deighton Cup Cocktail Jockey Competition Finds New Home at Reflections

  Nine years ago, Parade Agency owner and former punk-rock guitarist Dax Droski co-founded the Deighton Cup as a unique 27th birthday party/present for himself and from that, the very successful Annual Deighton Cup event at Hastings Park has grown. Fellow co-founders Jordan Kallman and Tyson Villeneuve from The Social Concierge probably didn’t envision an event…

Bard on the Beach Much Ado About Nothing never ceases to amaze and amuse!

  Shakespeare wrote seventeen comedies, most involving romance, and in his day, the romance always ended in marriage of the partners. In the current production of Much Ado About Nothing at Bard on the Beach, comedy, conflict, intrigue and romance blend to create a perfect production with the appropriate happy ending. Brilliantly directed by John…

REDPATCH at Studio 16 until April 16

  I had the honour of attending Hardline Productions world premiere of Raes Calvert and Sean Harris Oliver’s historical drama REDPATCH at Presentation House Theatre in North Vancouver last week. Marking the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge on April 9, 1917,  this moving production follows the story of a young Métis volunteer…

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