#FridayFavourites – what’s happening July 29 – August 4/5

  TOMATO TEMPTATIONS BECKON AT PROVENCE   Tickets available now: Okanagan Feast of Fields Goes ‘Off the Grid’   Book now to avoid disappointment: THINGS ARE GETTING WILD AT YEW THIS AUGUST   EAGLES BUFFET DEBUTS THEMED DINING NIGHTS   New Cocktail Hour Menu at the Keg   AWARD-WINNING LIQUIDITY WINES RELEASES  2014 PINOT RESERVES…

Okanagan Feast of Fields Goes ‘Off the Grid’

  The 8th annual FarmFolk CityFolk Okanagan Feast of Fields being held on Sunday, August 14th is now just a few weeks away.  Described as a wandering harvest festival, it showcases some of the very best of the region including chefs, farmers, fishers, ranchers, food artisans, vintners, brewers, and distillers.  Okanagan Feast of Fields highlights the connections between farmer and chef, field to…

The Canadian Music Centre in BC Expands with Opening of First Branch on Vancouver Island

    New Victoria Creative Hub will host unique pedagogical library of Canadian music, offering free instructional resources and workshops   The Canadian Music Centre in British Columbia (CMC BC) announces the launch of its first-ever Vancouver Island branch, the Victoria Creative Hub, part of an exciting new partnership with the Victoria Conservatory of Music (VCM)…

#FridayFavourites – what’s happening July 22 – 28 in and around Vancouver

  Reservations now being accepted OLO Celebrates Food Day Canada with Rustic Beachside Barbecue   MEET THE NEW TEAM AT BEACH BAY CAFÉ AND PATIO:   NEW DESTINATION FOR SERIOUS PIE DISHES OUT AND GIVES BACK    Don’t miss out, time to book your place Le Dîner en Blanc Vancouver Returns Thursday, August 18   Visit…

OLO Celebrates Food Day Canada with Rustic Beachside Barbecue

  Local chefs team up to celebrate Canadian ingredients    WHAT: On Saturday, July 30, join OLO Restaurant’s Executive Chef / Owner Brad Holmes and Chef Warren Barr of Tofino’s Pointe Restaurant at the Wickaninnish Inn for a rustic beachside barbecue in celebration of Food Day Canada. The two talented chefs will be hosting a sumptuous crab and seafood cookout…

 2016 Similkameen BBQ King – The Winner is Crowned! 

  Even an early rain shower could not dampen the fun and festivities for the 7th annual Similkameen BBQ King event, hosted by the Similkameen Wineries Association at the historic Grist Mill & Gardens in Keremeos on July 9, 2016. Caroline Cottrill, President of the Similkameen Wineries Association, explained the event. “This truly unique Similkameen…

Magnolia Hotel & Spa shines in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2016

  Victoria’s leading boutique hotel is in good company with Canada’s finest in hospitality     Leading travel authority, Travel + Leisure magazine announced their annual World’s Best Awards, with two categories exclusively for Canadian hotels and resorts. Victoria’s Magnolia Hotel & Spa was awarded #7 on the list of Best City Hotels in Canada, the…

34th Annual Filberg Festival July 29-August 1, 2016

  Celebrate the best of Arts, Crafts and Music from across Canada July 29 to August 1, 2016!    This year the Filberg Festival is honoured to feature world renowned glass artist, Robert Held.  For over 25 years Robert Held has lead the Canadian art glass industry, establishing the first college-level art glass program and influencing the art across…

Honda Celebration of Light Launches New Smartphone App for 2016 Festival

  Festival Organizers of the 2016 Honda Celebration of Light have launched an all-new smartphone app to coincide with the 26th year to aid festival goers in enjoying the fireworks competition, the SHOREFEST Concert series and the whole day of festivities. Honda Celebration of Light Event Guide is now available for a free download in the iTunes and Android…

Oktoberfest meets Gatsby at Nita Lake Lodge for Cornucopia’s opening weekend 

  Delight in lakeside luxury during Whistler’s world-class food & drink festival November 11-13, 2016 Marking its 20th anniversary, Whistler’s Cornucopia returns with two weeks of food and drink themed events, seminars and dinners taking place November 9-20, 2016. Nita Lake Lodge is the place to be for opening weekend with a trio of Sip &…

#FridayFavourites – what to do this weekend thru July 15

  The Deighton Cup 2016 GIVEAWAY   Lobster Fest Returns to Provence   Don’t Miss This Evocative Entertainment Experience!   Marquis Wines Supports Vancouver Youth Pride       BOILING POINT: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR ANNOUNCES SUMMER 2016 DATES FOR SUNDAY SEAFOOD BOIL SERIES   Gin & Meat Lovers Unite!   FRESH SHEET: ROYAL…

Parents looking for fun, safe options at 2016 Honda Celebration of Light encouraged save their spot at the YVR Observation Deck

  Looking for a safe, fun and affordable place to watch Vancouver’s largest event and the world’s longest-running offshore fireworks competition? The YVR Observation Deck is the perfect spot for families or groups who want to ensure they have a comfortable seat together to watch the fireworks in a safe environment. The YVR Observation deck features dedicated washroom…

Quini Launches Restaurant Industry’s First Integrated Wine Sales, Training and Customer Engagement Software Platform

QUINI SOMM™ Maximizes Wine Sales and Improves Efficiencies in Full Service Restaurants Quini (www.quiniwine.com), the leader in real-time wine tasting sensory data and technology solutions today announced QUINI SOMM™, the first and only integrated software platform designed to maximize wine sales, standardize staff knowledge and unify and enhance customer experience in the full service restaurant industry…

#FridayFavourites – what’s happening June 24 – June 30

  Jazz Fest is coming to Robson Square!   Alchemy Theatre and The Columbia presents   Vancouver TheatreSports™ League Serves Up Killer Cocktails to Accompany a Killer Comedy   Billy Elliot Will Bring You to Tears – and Fill You with Joy   THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR JOINS THE 27TH SEASON OF BARD ON…

Experience the Art of Liquidity Wines in the Heart of Wine Country™ Photo contest, artist lecture series and special commissions at the winery this summer

Take a trip to the heart of Okanagan Falls this summer for an immersive art experience at the award-winning Liquidity Wines. Recently awarded the prestigious Chardonnay du Monde silver medal prize in France for its world-class 2013 vintage Chardonnay, Liquidity Wines is based on the three pillars of art, wine and food. From free artist lectures…