Rocky Mountain Flatbread Food Court

Rocky Mountain Flatbread Food Court Wants to Change the World of Unhealthy Fast Food, Opens at Park Royal Mall Shopping CentreToday   Rocky Mountain Flatbread Food Court wants to change the world of unhealthy fast food. This new food court restaurant at Park Royal Shopping Center offers healthy and affordable pizzas, salads and soups made with fresh,…

Vancouver’s Eastside Culture Crawl

Vancouver’s Hotly Anticipated Eastside Culture Crawl Returns to Highlight our City’s Prodigious Artistic Talent Beloved celebration of visual art and creativity provides singular experience of artistic discovery   The 19th annual Eastside Culture Crawl – Vancouver’s treasured four-day fete in celebration of visual arts, design, and crafts – runs November 19 to 22, 2015 in studios,…

Ultimate Upcycle Challenge #VHDS15

 Ultimate Upcycle Challenge gives sustainable design a front-row seat at the Vancouver Home + Design Show   14 local tastemakers breathe new life into pre-loved pieces to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity Society of Greater Vancouver,  October 22-25 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West     Ultimate Upcycle Challenge: Take A Seat, a creative…

DEATH IN A DUMPSTER: THE MUSICAL.

Youth Take Centre Stage to Shed Light on Homelessness.   The Access to Music Foundation will present an original piece of work developed by street-involved youth  actors to convey the crucial message; No-One is Disposable. Beginning Saturday night, November 7th, The Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island will play host to Death in a Dumpster: The…

Vancouver’s Sustenance Festival October 13-25,

Vancouver’s Sustenance Festival Brings Communities Together October 13-25, 2015 Art, Culture, Food and Sustainability – As We Are, Together     From October 13 until October 25, 2015 Vancouver’s Sustenance Festival focuses on making connections in your communities through a series of events focused on food preservation, gardening,  and the right to food. This festival is…

CHEF VIJ KICKS OFF OCTOBER COOKING CLASSES

EARTHBITES SCHOOL FOOD AND NUTRITION PROGRAM   Chef Vikram Vij of Vij’s has joined Vancouver’s top chefs in their quest to teach a series of adult cooking classes to raise funds for EarthBites, a local non-profit initiative that teaches children how to grow and cook their own food.   Chef Vikram Vij (Vij’s Restaurant) kicks…

Locavore Chef David Gunawan Royal Dinette

#NOFOODWASTED: ACCLAIMED LOCAVORE CHEF DAVID GUNAWAN AIMS TO TRANSFORM FOOD WASTE, PERCEPTIONS WITH “UGLY DUCKLING” DINNERS   Five-Course Menu Calls Attention to Sustainability Issues, “Trash Cooking” Concept by Showcasing Dishes Featuring Usually Overlooked, Often Discarded Offcuts and Outcasts   Royal Dinette Chef/Owner David Gunawan’s waste-not, want-not culinary values come into focus this fall with a duo of…

Railtown Catering Introduces Gourmet Thanksgiving To-Go Packages

LET’S TALK TURKEY: RAILTOWN CATERING ADDS EASE AND ELEGANCE TO THE HOLIDAY WITH GOURMET THANKSGIVING TO-GO PACKAGE   Portion of Proceeds to Downtown Eastside Outreach Organization Mission Possible   Railtown Catering is removing the hassle from the harvest holiday by introducing Thanksgiving To-Go, a gourmet dinner package available on Oct. 11 and 12 that brings together a cornucopia of ready-made…

No Lunch Bag Letdown at Salted Brick

Just over a year ago, Salted Brick on Kelowna’s Bernard Avenue started a small goodwill outreach program – distributing bagged lunches on Mondays to the homeless in the downtown core.  The bagged lunches are made and packed at Salted Brick and consist of a sandwich, a juice box, fruit and a baked good.  To date,…

Take a bow Slurpee lovers…

7-Eleven Canada has today confirmed that, through this year’s Slurpee Name Your Price Day, its generous customers have raised a huge $109,900 by being given the chance to pay what they wanted for a large Slurpee. 7-Eleven is giving 100% of the donations raised to Food Banks Canada, supporting local food banks.   The $109,900 will have…

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is thrilled to announce their new charity, Celebrate the Arts, which funds fine arts programs for children in the local Oliver area. 

This weekend, a $6000 cheque was presented to Lori Martine from Oliver Elementary School (pictured right) at the grand finale of the Tinhorn Creek Vineyards’ Canadian Concert Series. The money will go to local schools including Oliver Elementary School, Tuc El Nuit Elementary School and South Okanagan Secondary School to fund extra music, drama, dance…

12th annual Scotiabank Passions fundraiser raises more than $140,000 for the Dr. Peter Centre

  It was a night of food, drinks, and extraordinary philanthropy as the 12th Annual Scotiabank Passions – a benefit for the Dr. Peter Centre – raised more than $140,000 yesterday, Sunday, September 13, 2015, bringing the cumulative total to $1.24 million since its inception 12 years ago. During the evening, about 300 partygoers had…

Slurpee Name Your Price Day! 7-Eleven Customers Can Pay What They Want for a Slurpee

One Hundred Percent of Proceeds will Support the Canadian Food Bank Community   Slurpee Name Your Price Day is back! For the second year running, 7-Eleven Canada is declaring Wednesday, September 16 as Slurpee Name Your Price Day, giving customers the power to pay what they want for a large Slurpee. 100% of the proceeds will go to Food…