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…

Cathay Pacific Launches #OneDayOffline to Encourage Richer Travel Experiences

Cathay Pacific Airways has launched a new global campaign #onedayoffline, which builds on the airline’s international brand campaign, Life Well Travelled, to demonstrate a belief that travelling well is essential to living well. This belief underlies everything that Cathay Pacific does as it strives to enhance the overall travel experience for passengers and enable them to experience…

Air Canada announced as Airline Sponsor for  Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship Foundation

  The Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship Foundation is thrilled to announce Air Canada as Airline Sponsor for the Foundation’s 2015 culinary arts competition. Established in 2013, the Foundation brings to life the scholarship’s vision of inspiring and encouraging young chefs from across Canada by giving them the opportunity to cook in front of a panel of…

Slow Fish Canada dinner returns to Vancouver Well known chefs cook together to raise awareness for sustainable seafood   Lovers of seafood and social times are to mark their calendars, as the Chefs’ Table Society‘s Slow Fish Canada Dinner returns at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (PICA) on September 27th, 2015. This annual event unites Vancouverites to…

Garagiste North: The Small Guys Wine Festival

Announces September Festival & Receives International Attention GARAGISTE – (gar-ah-jeest) noun, Fr. : The garagiste originally refers to a group of winemakers in the Bordeaux region of France, producing “vins de garage” or “garage wine”. They were renegade small-lot winemakers, sometimes working in their garage, who refused to follow industry laws and protocol. synonyms: Rebels,…

16th Annual “Wine’d Up” Gourmet Dinner & Auction in Support of Whistler Search & Rescue

Whistler Search and Rescue Society (WSAR) will hold their sixteenth annual gourmet dinner and auction, “Wine’d Up”, on Saturday, October 17th, 2015.     Attendees at this popular event will enjoy an evening of outstanding cuisine prepared by five of Whistler’s renowned chefs. The five-course dinner will be paired with wines from California including selections…

THE PASSION CONTINUES

Tickets on sale now for the 12th annual Scotiabank Passions Gala, benefiting the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation   Prepare to sip and savour and share at one of Vancouver’s landmark culinary events on September 13, 2015, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., as Scotiabank Passions – a benefit for the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation returns…

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Receives Gold Certification from Green Tourism Program

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery is pleased to announce that it has received Gold Certification from the international accreditation body Green Tourism.  The Okanagan winery has long been committed to crafting world-class wines using sustainable viticultural practices as well as providing ongoing support for a program to re-establish its namesake, the endangered burrowing owl, in BC’s…

LES DAMES SUMMERDINE A SUCCESS ON EVERY LEVEL

What do you get when more than 170 people gather at more than 30 restaurants across the province all on one night? You get a fabulously successful fundraiser that was a lot of fun and Canada’s largest concurrent dinner party. This past Wednesday (August 12th), Les Dames’ d’Escoffier BC Chapter held its annual Summerdine to raise funds for its scholarship and outreach…

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…