#MarketMonday Vancouver Farmers Markets to move Yaletown Farmers Market to Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza

After three successful years, Vancouver Farmers Markets (VFM) will be moving its Yaletown Market at 1200 Mainland to Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza (649 Cambie Street at Georgia) in June of this year, the non-profit organization announced today. VFM made the decision to relocate the market after a small group of Yaletown merchants filed a lawsuit against…

#FridayFavourites – what’s happening this weekend and the week ahead

  Evita: Superb Cast, Evocative Costumes and Set Make Up for Opening Night Glitches   Vancouver Farmers Markets starting Sunday, May 1 and May 5   Global supermodel Heather Marks to open Obakki + Holt Renfrew Show, May 10   THE MOTHER OF ALL OCCASIONS: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR HOSTS MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH, DINNER SERVICES…

Over $100,000 raised for BC Oral Cancer Research at the 5th Annual Taste For Life Gala

  Funds to be used for BC Oral Cancer Prevention   The organizers of the 5th Annual Taste For Life Gala are pleased to announce that last night’s event raised well over the initial goal of $100,000 for the BC Oral Cancer Prevention Program. Produced by The Social Concierge (Dîner en Blanc, The Deighton Cup, Dinner By Design), the sold-out gala boasted a…

Sweet Taste of Success

  Being a writer for My VanCity is always a pleasure. I get to attend a wide variety of arts events that entertain, delight, educate, fascinate and amuse.  And sometimes I even get to indulge my taste buds! Such was the case earlier this month when I got invited along to Faubourg Paris on Hornby…

Siena Restaurant Supports Men’s Cancer Initiatives with Balls

  Even the strongest man is sensitive and vulnerable in some parts.  That’s why, from Tuesday, April 26th until Thursday, May 12th 2016, Siena will offer a special Balls-themed menu as a men’s cancer fundraiser.  The restaurant will donate $7.00 from the sale from each prix-fixe “Balls” menu to the Canadian Cancer Society, BC and…

Vancouver’s Young Artists Create Broadway Benefit Show for Chronic Neuro-Immune Disease Awareness Day TICKET GIVEAWAY

  Opera Mariposa’s award-winning performers stage People Like Us, a musical theatre revue in support of the National ME/FM Action Network   To enter to win 2 tickets to the May 12th performance – leave a comment   This May, the acclaimed young artists of Opera Mariposa and the Mariposa Theatre Wing are staging a…

Over 50 local artists to participate in the 2nd Annual Parker Art Salon April 22nd to the April 24th at 1000 Parker Street Studios, Vancouver

The labyrinth halls of the 98 year old warehouse building will transform to host a weekend long salon and fine art exhibition for the public   The legendary 1000 Parker Street Studios artist’s warehouse is inviting the general public to join their 2nd annual Parker Art Salon and Fine Art Exhibition, April 22 – 24, 2016.  The salon events will be hosted on two floors with the hallways transformed into an exposition of…

Fashion meets philanthropy at Holt Renfrew’s Walk for Water benefit on May 10

  Designer label Obakki raises funds for clean water projects in South Sudan Vancouver-based designer brand Obakki is proud to partner with Holt Renfrew to host Walk for Water, a unique fashion show featuring top Canadian and South Sudanese models, on Tuesday May 10th. From 7:30pm – 10:00pm the fashion world unites for an unforgettable evening…

Port Moody Pit Master Wins 2nd Barn Burner BBQ

  Rusty’s BBQ takes home grand championship  The News: [Chilliwack, BC] The second Annual Barn Burner BBQ Competition, presented in Chilliwack by Johnston’s Pork and Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry was a huge success. Twenty-two teams competed for the grand championship which was captured by Port Moody BBQ veteran Rusty’s BBQ, who also received a perfect…

Chambar raises $82,500 for #SweetRelief over Easter Weekend

  Vancouver restaurant nearly doubles initial goal for 24-hour fundraising marathon The team at Chambar is very proud to announce that the first-ever #SweetRelief fundraiser has surpassed all expectations to net $82,500 for Vancouver-based charity Universal Outreach in support of its Advanced Beekeeper’s Training Program and the Liberia Pure Honey social enterprise in Africa.    The…

Calling All Warriors: Registration now open for Woman2Warrior presented by Subway

  Vancouver’s women-only charity obstacle race gears up for its return, Sunday, May 15 at Burnaby’s Swangard Stadium & Central Park Fearless females from across the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley will join forces at Burnaby’s Swangard Stadium & Central Park on Sunday, May 15 in support of the 4th annual Woman2Warrior, presented by Subway. Produced by the British Columbia Lions…