Bringing Vancouver Opera to you via the Opera Train

All aboard the Opera Train! Vancouver Opera and TransLink through its TravelSmart program are collaborating to make opera more accessible than ever, with “Opera Trains”. CAMERA CALL:  Opera singing performance, press conference and photo op aboard Vancouver Opera’s specially-wrapped Expo Line car on the private platform at Stadium-Chinatown Skytrain station on Monday, February 24th at 10:00…

Vancouver Foodster Tasting Plates – Fraser Edition

    Tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in the Kensington–Cedar Cottage neighborhood, centered on Fraser street from 28th Avenue Northbound to Kingsway.  This evening tasting extravaganza goes from 6pm until 9:30 pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Each restaurant will be serving up Tasting Plates for guests to enjoy and you will have a chance to visit…

The 10th annual OREGON CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL

    The 10th annual OREGON CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL is back in Ashland in just two weeks! Join us during the weekend of March 7-9! The festival is a great opportunity to explore Oregon chocolates, wine and beer, as well as meet our amazing artisan food producers and hear their stories. Get ready to sample, buy and learn about chocolate! Support local – support…

What’s better than bubbles? France Bubbly Party!

FRANCE BUBBLY PARTY   Tuesday, February 25 Ginger 62 1219 Granville Street 9-11 p.m. $65 Buy tickets 604-873-3311 Buy Tickets   What’s better than bubbles to kick off the festival celebration of France? Bring your friends and socialize with producers of Champagne, Crémant and sparkling wines from all over France during this stylish late-night party…

SQUAMISH VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL ARTIST LINEUP UNVEILED

 VIRGIN MOBILE PRESENTS THE SQUAMISH VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL DAILY ARTIST LINEUP UNVEILED Single Day Passes available for purchase on Friday, February 28  The most anticipated music event of the summer, Virgin Mobile Presents The Squamish Valley Music Festival, is pleased to announce its daily artist lineup for 2014. Now in its fifth year, the Squamish Valley…

EARLYBIRD RV SHOW OPENS TODAY

Discover RV travel and start planning your next adventure! B.C.’s biggest RV show opens today with the largest selection of new RV models at TRADEX in Abbotsford. From Thursday, February 20, to Sunday, February 23, visitors can tour the latest recreational vehicles and products from the Lower Mainland’s largest dealers, and hear from seasoned travellers and…

Real Estate Conference celebrates 20th Anniversary

VANCOUVER’S LEADING REAL ESTATE CONFERENCE  CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY TODAY The Vancouver Real Estate Forum is kicking off its 20th year as one of Canada’s premier conferences on real estate development, management, and investment issues with a fast-paced, information-packed program led by some of the industry’s most well-respected senior executives and thought leaders, beginning at 7:00 am at the Vancouver Convention Centre West.Investors,…

Chef’s Table Society of BC presents The Curry Cup

Curry Cup Event Details Date: March 4, 2014, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Location: Heritage Hall – 3102 Main St, Vancouver For many chefs and their brigades, curry is the ultimate family-style staff meal; the proud product of a cook’s cultural heritage. On Tuesday, March 4th, eight of Vancouver’s top chefs will compete to win the inaugural Curry Cup. …

Opera springs back to Minoru Chapel

  It’s another blossoming season for opera lovers. The Minoru Chapel Opera series is back this spring with three classical favorites performed by local professional companies. The series opens on Wednesday, March 5 with highlights from Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème, the beloved classic tale of love, loss, deception and heartbreak presented by some of Burnaby…

Red Rooster online exclusive offer…

Reserve Syrah 2011 Save up to 15% + Free Delivery on full case orders* This Rooster has pedigree! Our winery-exclusive Reserve Syrah has won gold and silver medals at national and international competitions each year since the release of our 2008 vintage. Now you can be first to taste the new 2011 vintage and save $54 on a case. Winemaker Karen Gillis has crafted…

Surprised Groom Says Yes on 50th Birthday

Earlier this month, my husband and I had the immense pleasure of attending a beautiful wedding in Vancouver’s Chinatown. Like any other wedding, there were guests, nuptials, music, and dancing. Unlike other weddings, this one was a surprise. The groom didn’t know he was getting married. After a health scare that the bride says put many things into…

Burrowing Owl Opens March 1 with Getaway Specials

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery is pleased to announce that its hospitality services, including the Guest House, Wine Shop, and Sonora Room Restaurant, will open for the season on March 1, 2014. To celebrate the start of the new season, the winery is offering guests three special packages. All packages include a one-night stay at the Guest House,…

Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship competition 2014

  The Application Form for the second Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship competition is now available online at http://hawksworthscholarship.com/application/   Deadline for your completed entry form is May 5, 2014 by noon.   Here you will find the details of how to apply: http://hawksworthscholarship.com/how-to-apply/   To be eligible you must be a Canadian citizen, under the age of…

Innovations & Trends displayed at 25th Anniversary of BUILDEX

  Newest Innovations & Trends in Interior Design, Architecture to be displayed at 25th Anniversary of BUILDEX 2-day Event Opens Wednesday at Vancouver Convention Centre West BUILDEX Vancouver celebrates its 25th anniversary this week with an expansive Tradeshow and in-depth conference highlighting the newest in innovative trends, products and services related to the design, construction, renovation, retrofit, refurbishing, furnishing,…

Language of Learning exhibit at the Richmond Museum

  Did you know the first public schools that opened on Lulu Island in the 1880s were one-room schools taught by a single teacher with students aged 6-16, and were equipped with rainwater drinking barrels, wood stoves and outhouses, no lights or electricity? Visit the Richmond Museum’s newest exhibit, Language of Learning and explore the history of…

Where to participate in National Cupcake Day

  How to support your four legged, furry and any other kind of best friend you have. National Cupcake Day is officially February 24 but here are some of our generous supporters who are bringing you yummy treats for extra days.   National Cupcake Day Events:     The Glowbal Collection: (Feb 11-16): The Glowbal Collection of…