The Pet Lover Show February 15 and 16

  In two short weeks The Pet Lover Show returns with an array of speakers and live demonstrations on February 15th & 16th, 2014 at Abbotsford’s TRADEX. This family-oriented, fun event presents animal lovers and pet owners with the rare opportunity to see unique animals and learn from knowledgeable animal professionals whose specialties include everything…

National Cupcake Day for SPCAs and Humane Societies

Welcome to Cupcake Day! National Cupcake Day is back this February 24. Bake cupcakes, raise funds and save animals’ lives! By registering, baking and fundraising for National Cupcake Day for SPCAs & Humane Societies, you will be part of an exceptional group of supporters across Canada who understand the importance of animals in our lives. Your cupcakes…

Seventh annual Winemakers Cup at Big White Ski Resort

Industry Night Party and Festivities 7th annual Winemakers Cup   The Cellar-Tek Winemakers Cup Ski Race is the World’s only annual ski challenge weekend for the wine industry and it takes place for the benefit of industry networking, peer camaraderie and palate appreciation. The seventh annual weekend of festivities takes place on Saturday March 15, 2014…

VIRGIN MOBILE PRESENTS THE SQUAMISH VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL

EMINEM, BRUNO MARS & ARCADE FIRE TO HEADLINE VIRGIN MOBILE PRESENTS THE SQUAMISH VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL WESTERN CANADA’S PREMIER OUTDOOR MUSIC FESTIVAL LAUNCHES BIGGEST LINEUP IN ITS HISTORY Virgin Mobile Presents The Squamish Valley Music Festival—August 8, 9 & 10 The most anticipated music event of the summer is back for its fifth year with an…

Parksville UNCORKED Wine and Food Festival Feb 20-23

  It’s an Experience: Parksville Uncorked 6th Annual Wine and Culinary Festival   From wine novice or beer newbie to seasoned palate, you’ll enjoy tastings, featured wine dinners, bubbly brunches, wine-inspired spa treatments and local tours. Last year’s festival events sold out. So be sure to book early.   Parksville Untapped   Thursday February 20, 2014…

REV UP FOR BULLYING AWARENESS EVENT AT BC PLACE

ON JANUARY 31st, MONSTER JAM® AND KIDS HELP PHONE  REV UP FOR BULLYING AWARENESS EVENT AT BC PLACE STADIUM World Champion Northern Nightmare to Drive over Crush Car Live! WHAT: As part of a joint bullying awareness initiative, the Maple Leaf Monster Jam® Tour and Kids Help Phone have joined forces, for the first time ever, on a nationwide campaign…

Dine Out Vancouver – WEST Restaurant + Bar

  Dine Out Vancouver Festival – WEST RESTAURANT What a fantastic evening filled with award winning wines and sumptuous food; a sold out event and no wonder! Chef Chris Whittaker paired his delicious local and sustainably farmed dishes with JAK Meyer’s consistently elegant Wines. After a short introduction by both men, the first course and…

California’s Rodney Strong Vineyards – Dinner at Brix

  Brix Restaurant & Wine Bar will showcase Rodney Strong Vineyards  pairing an unforgettable four-course dinner plus reception. A main course featuring three of Rodney Strong’s Sonoma County region award winning single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons. Recently named American Winery of the Year by the Wine Enthusiast, Rodney Strong is celebrating 25 year of family ownership.  Winemaker Rick Sayre…

Breaking the Mold of Conventional Business Practices

  GLOBE 2014 to Feature Successful Entrepreneurs who are “Doing Things Differently”   To say their business practices are unconventional would be the understatement of the century, which is why they are the perfect fit for GLOBE’s most inspired conference program to date. Set to take place March 26-28, 2014 in Vancouver, Canada, GLOBE 2014…

Social Media Camp 2014

  Featuring Tod Maffin, Julien Smith, Melonie Dodaro, April Dunford and more than 50 world-class speakers and trainers. The event kicks off May 1st with early registration, orientation sessions and a huge networking party. Get ready for the 5th annual Social Media Camp, Canada’s largest Social Media event! This year’s theme is “Celebrating Innovation” – and that’s…

VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW

Final 3 Days – Then the Summer Preview Ends! Gilligan’s Island castaway “Mary Ann Summers” extends her stay & Robin Sather starts his LEGO build! Only three days left of the Vancouver International Boat Show! Come take in the last days of the Show, which includes over 250 exhibitors, a fantastic line up of speakers,…

Chopping Block – Urban Fare and 102.7 The Peak

BC Home + Garden Show announces a high-stakes cooking competition. Are you the “king of the kitchen” or a “gifted gourmet”? The hunt for the city’s top home chef starts today!   The BC Home + Garden Show, Western Canada’s most trusted resource for real advice, real inspiration and real experts, today announced Chopping Block, a high-stakes culinary competition…

VANCOUVER MOTORCYCLE SHOW OPENS TODAY

BC’S MINISTER OF FINANCE TO KICK OFF THE SHOW ON A 2014 HARLEY DAVIDSON   The 2014 Vancouver Motorcycle Show kicks off at TRADEX in Abbotsford at10:00am today with a special grand opening “ride and ribbon cutting” featuring BC Minister of Finance, Honourable Michael de Jong on the all new 2014 Harley Davidson Softail Classic.The world’s top motorcycle manufacturers have rolled into TRADEX…

Are you Dining Out yet?

No matter how busy we are these two weeks, checking out a few of the 263 restaurants on the Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2014 list is a must! I’m quite sure many of you have already started the Dine Out fanatic and probably sharing tips and reviews amongst friends. Well, here’s mine. Restaurants: 3 of…

Meyer Family Vineyards Winemakers Dinner at Forage

  What a fantastic evening filled with award winning wines and sumptuous food; a sold out event and no wonder! Chef Chris Whittaker paired his delicious local and sustainably farmed dishes with JAK Meyer’s consistently elegant Wines. After a short introduction by both men, the first course and flight of wines were presented and it…

Bistro 101 DINE OUT VANCOUVER FESTIVAL

  Last evening I ventured down to Granville Island and the Institute of Culinary Arts restaurant BISTRO 101. Bistro 101 is one of over 260 restaurants participating in Dine Out Vancouver Festival and most likely at $18. for three courses the best value for dinner. Bistro 101 is training ground for the students of PICA…