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…

Baking Cupcakes to support National Cupcake Day

  Now that Valentines Day is behind us it’s time to turn our attention to the special friends of the animal variety that will benefit from our baking skills on February 24.   After all the romantic festivities, maybe this year you can show some love to your friends, family and co-workers with cupcakes! It’s…

Disney Live! Mickey’s Rockin’ Road Show

  DISNEY LIVE! MICKEY’S ROCKIN’ ROAD SHOW IS COMING TO VANCOUVER, FEBRUARY 21-23  Hit the road with Mickey Mouse and your favourite Disney friends for a hilarious talent search in Disney Live! Mickey’s Rockin’ Road Show!  Produced by Feld Entertainment, this stage spectacular features classic Disney characters in an all-new adventure with an original storyline that will…

BREWSKI Craft Beer, Cider and Spirits Festival at Apex Mountain Resort

High speed quad at Apex Mountain Resort   Bid adieu to mid-winter blues and pack your winter gear because time’s a wasting to get in on the first annual BREWSKI Craft Beer, Cider and Spirits Festival at Apex Mountain Resort on February 22. I know I’ll be there! http://www.apexresort.com/activities-events/apexbrewski/ It is a new event added to the…

PET LOVERS SHOW starts Saturday, February 15

  This Saturday the Pet Lover Show returns to Abbotsford’s TRADEX on February 15th & 16th, 2014, bringing together animal lovers and pet owners from across the Lower Mainland. Due to the fantastic turn out last year, the Pet Lover Show has doubled the space this year to 120,000 sq. ft. of exhibits, features, and fun. With over 200 exhibitors, 40 speakers…

Exploring the journey of becoming a Woman

    Live dance performance reveals what’s in a journey to becoming a woman   Exploring the journey of becoming a woman from adolescence to maturity, 27 local dancers of the Richmond Youth Dance Company will perform Becoming, premiering at the Richmond Cultural Centre with three shows from March 7 to 9, 2014.   Becoming can refer to a…

SONOMA WINES for this weekend or anytime!

  Fresh off the incredible Tour of Vancouver – Sonoma in the City showcased the wineries of Sonoma County Vintners on Wednesday, February 5th at the Terminal City Club. Select wineries of the 200 member Sonoma County Vintners were pouring some delicious wines. “This tasting features some of Sonoma County’s leading edge producers, celebrating the range…

HALF CORKED MARATHON Ticket Lottery

  Half Corked Marathon Weekend May 23-25, 2014 General Ticket Lottery Registration – February 10 – 14 – Register Tickets: $139   Tickets for previous years have sold very quickly so this year there will be a lottery, with 300 randomly selected “winners” being offered the chance to purchase two tickets for the race. The lottery…

FRANCE-FOCUSED FEBRUARY “SUNDAY SCHOOL”

VANCOUVER URBAN WINERY ANNOUNCES FRANCE-FOCUSED FEBRUARY “SUNDAYSCHOOL” CLASS  Prep for Wine Fest with #302: France vs. The New World       With the France-focused, Vancouver International Wine Festival kicking-off at the end of the month, the team behind Vancouver Urban Winery’s popular Sunday School wine seminar series are announcing their February 16th prep-class: #302 – France vs. the New…

2014 VANCOUVER HOT CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL

Top reasons to find the best hot chocolate the city has to offer: It’s fun.. It’s cold out… Chocolate is one of the main food groups… You love chocolate! This could just be a bit of heaven on earth for chocolate lovers. White, milk or dark whatever your fancy you will have so many choices…