WIN A DREAM OKANAGAN WEEKEND THROUGH LES DAMES SUMMERDINE AUCTION

  Picture this – a well-appointed suite in a luxury resort with views over-looking Lake Okanagan and the mountains beyond, a perfectly laid table laden with beautiful food, champagne flutes sparkling with effervescent bubbles, the dark and vibrant seduction of a Prohibition-era speakeasy. What’s missing from this picture? You are! A fun-filled weekend awaits the…

Salute! to #NegroniWeek

While Negroni Week was first presented by Imbibe Magazine and Campari in 2013, I hadn’t heard about it until this year. What a great idea to celebrate one of the great classic cocktails while raising money for charitable causes around the world. “From 2013 to 2014, Negroni Week grew from more than 100 participating bars…

SUMMER DAZE: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR BRINGS SUMMER TO A BOIL IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER WITH SUNDAY SEAFOOD BOIL SERIES

Restaurant Marks Notable First Year with Exclusive Seafood Boil Series on Wrap-Around Outdoor Patio this July, August   Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar will celebrate its first anniversary in grand style by hosting an exclusive Sunday Seafood Boil Series on its luxurious outdoor patio overlooking Burrard Street every Sunday at 6 p.m. from July 19 to…

LES DAMES SUMMERDINE – AN EVENING TO SAVOUR

ANNUAL FUNDRAISER SUPPORTS EDUCATION AND OUTREACH Mark Wednesday, August 12th on your calendar for a unique dinner party as Les Dames d’Escoffier BC Chapter presents Les Dames Summerdine – Canada’s largest concurrent dinner party unfolding on one night only at more than 30 different restaurants, wineries, cooking schools and culinary venues across the province (see attached backgrounder for full list). This year…

Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship Foundation announces TD as Presenting Sponsor

The Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship Foundation is excited to announce TD‘s support of the Foundation’s 2015 culinary arts competition and fundraising dinners series taking place across Canada. TD, a leading provider of financial services in Canada, confirms its position as Presenting Sponsor for 2015, joining forces with other sponsors including Gordon Food Service Canada and Le Creuset Canada. “We are elated…

3rd annual Woman2Warrior in Vancouver rallies 325 local women to raise $125,000 for Easter Seals BC

  More than 325 women from across the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley banded together at Burnaby’s Swangard Stadium today for Woman2Warrior, Vancouver’s only all-women charity obstacle adventure race benefiting Easter Seals camps in BC. The newly proclaimed warriors conquered five kilometres of trails, track and grass along with 12 demanding obstacles to raise over $125,000,…

GIVEAWAY – We are One: 3rd annual Woman2Warrior presented by Subway invites women to band together for Easter Seals 

WIN a Warrior Prep Pack valued at over $300, which includes the following: $50 gift card to Subway $50 gift card to Nesters One box of Clif Bars One 6-pack of Formula 4 Water One Luna Bars t-shirt One copy of IMPACT Magazine Free team registration for Woman2Warrior (4 participants) To enter leave a comment and…

The Evolution of Easter Seals BC

On Sunday, May 24, hundreds of women from across the Lower Mainland will be participating in Woman2Warrior, Vancouver’s only all-women charity obstacle adventure race. Proceeds from the race will help raise awareness and funds to send children and youth with disabilities to Easter Seals Camps in BC. I’m writing to you in hopes that you would be interested in…

Vij’s Sommelier Creates A Wine For Charity

 Vij’s Star Sommelier Mike Bernardo Launches Okanagan Crush Pad’s 5th Wine Campus Project Mike B Riesling Cabinett 2014 Vancouver’s 2014 Sommelier of the Year, Mike Bernardo Vij’s Companies director of operations and wine director released  Okanagan Crush Pad wineries 5th Wine Campus project Mike B Riesling Cabinett ($24.90) on April 29, 2015. The Wine Campus program allows local sommeliers to shepherd a…

 Vancouver Singers Raise Voices and Funds for Chronic Neuro-Immune Disease Awareness Week

Multi-award-winning young performers from Vancouver’s Opera Mariposa perform hit Broadway songs from Wicked, Spamalot, Sweeney Todd and more in support of the National ME/FM Action Network This May, the critically acclaimed performers of Opera Mariposa are bringing audiences a night of musical theatre showstoppers in support of chronic neuro-immune disease awareness. On Saturday, May 16th, sopranos…

Music students from across Metro Vancouver perform as part of national event

  ‘MUSIC MONDAY‘ BRINGS MORE THAN 200 MUSICIANS TOGETHER TO PERFORM AT ROBSON SQUARE  On Monday, May 4, 2015, more than 200 Metro Vancouver elementary and secondary students will perform a free public concert at 10am at Robson Square (800 Robson Street) as part of the 11th annual ‘Music Monday’. A national celebration, ‘Music Monday’ is an opportunity to highlight and recognize the work of dedicated…

First Annual Wild About Vancouver Outdoor Education Festival

The inaugural Wild About Vancouver Outdoor Education Festival will take place April 16 – 22. The free festival is a celebration of outdoor learning intended to connect Vancouverites to local nature. Wild About Vancouver (WAV, pronounced “wave”) Outdoor Education Festival invites students, teachers, families, individuals and organizations to come together for a week of exploration into…

Faubourg Paris raises more than $13,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society on Macaron Day

More than 6,000 macarons were sold to benefit the cause this past  Friday, March 20 The results are in! Faubourg Paris, Vancouver’s premier trio of elegant boulangerie pâtisseries, sold more than 6,000 macarons on Macaron Day this past Friday – translating into a $13,000-plus donation to the Canadian Cancer Society. Faubourg sold its signature Parisian-style macarons for $1 each (half…

Café Medina Partners with Mealshare to Celebrate International Waffle Day March 25

No Waffling on Café Medina’s Commitment to Local Community Through Restaurant’s Support of Mealshare’s “Buy One, Give One” Outreach Program   Vancouver’s beloved brunch institution, Café Medina, is set to mark International Waffle Day on Wednesday, March 25 by partnering with local charity Mission Possible through the Mealshare program to provide meals to those in need in local Vancouver communities. For every one…