Food Expert Angie Quaale Publishes Eating Local in the Fraser Valley

New book is a food-lover’s guide to British Columbia’s culinary rich region   With decades of culinary experience in the Fraser Valley, local food expert and author, Angie Quaale of Well Seasoned Gourmet Food Store, releases her first book, Eating Local in the Fraser Valley, that celebrates the bounty of Canadian food.  Eating Local in the Fraser…

LIQUIDITY WINES TOASTS THE SEASON WITH SPRING RELEASES AND NEW TALENT IN THE BISTRO

Spring has arrived at Liquidity Wines, bringing with it the re-opening of Liquidity Bistro – helmed by a powerhouse new chef and operations manager – and a fresh selection of wines perfect for patio season. There’s never been a better time to visit the vineyard and raise a glass to the best season yet! Visitors to…

Oaxacan Vocalist Lila Downs to Inspire with Songs of Female Empowerment at the Chan Centre

  Back by Popular Demand, Grammy-winner to Perform Works from 2017 album Salon Lágrimas y Deseo The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) welcomes back Mexican-American vocalist Lila Downs, who will share her eclectic and vibrant blend of boleros, jazz, rock, blues, and more on March 10, 2018…

ALL-FEMALE CHEF LINE-UP UNITE FROM OKANAGAN & ALBERTA FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY DINNER

  On March 8, International Women’s Day is being marked with a special 5-course collaborative fundraising dinner by The Paisley Notebook at Tantalus Vineyards in Kelowna. All profits from the second annual dinner will be donated to Foundry Kelowna/Canadian Mental Health Association Kelowna, Karis Support Society and Slow Food Canada.     This year’s celebration will bring together the culinary talents of Aman Dosanj (The Paisley Notebook, Kelowna), Leah Massey (Biera, Edmonton), Erin…

Love is in the air this February at The Westin Bayshore, H2 Rotisserie & Bar and H Tasting Lounge

  Cozy up to your sweetheart over stellar multi-course menus with stylish pairings Expect the extraordinary at The Westin Bayshore this month, with sweet accommodation packages and romance on the menus at H2 Rotisserie & Bar and H Tasting Lounge. Let H2 Rotisserie & Bar’s lively, aphrodisiac-inspired ingredients like fig, pomegranate, passion fruit, prawns, scallops, beef, asparagus…

BC Hospitality Foundation Invites Applications for 2018 Hospitality Scholarships

  The BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) is best known for providing financial assistance to hospitality industry members who are facing an extraordinary medical crisis, but the charitable organization also helps develop the next generation of industry members by offering a range of scholarships.  In 2018 the BCHF will again be granting 4 different types of…

December release… from bestselling cookbook author Shelley Adams!

  WHITEWATER COOKS more beautiful food Shelley Adams   Twelve years ago, Shelley Adams arrived on the British Columbia book scene with a gorgeous self published cookbook, Whitewater Cooks: Pure, Simple and Real Creations from the Fresh Tracks Cafe. In about a year, the 5,000 copy print run had sold out. Shelley sold her publishing…

Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – The View Winery

  We absolutely love the wines from The View Winery. Why are we so taken with the extensive line up of wines and Wards ciders from The View? What sets them apart from other Okanagan wines and ciders? Every bottle or can is filled with personality. Just like owner Jennifer Molgat the inspiration, perspiration, incentive, ambition…

North American premiere of The Ridiculous Darkness from Saturday, November 11 to Sunday, November 19 at the ANNEX

  Alley Theatre, in partnership with Neworld Theatre, is thrilled to present the large-scale stage adaptation and North American premiere of The Ridiculous Darkness from Saturday, November 11 to Sunday, November 19 at the ANNEX. A multi-award-winning German radio play by Wolfram Lotz, The Ridiculous Darkness is a boldly satirical, modern mash-up of the classic…

Shameless Hussy Productions Presents: GIRLS LIKE THAT

  GIRLS LIKE THAT By Evan Placey | Directed by Renée Iaci   November 2-10 | Templeton Secondary School | 727 Templeton Drive, Vancouver, BC Performance Times:  November 3, 7-10 at 7:00pm Tickets:  $10; available at the door and online at http://bit.ly/2gc1pFK Added Value:  Each performance will be followed by a Q&A   Flash. Click. Buzz…

Sudnya Dance Academy’s 20th anniversary show celebrates 150 years of Indian heritage in Canada

  Married to Canada November 11, 2017   Surrey Civic Theatres presents the premiere of Sudnya Dance Academy’s production of Married to Canada—a moving portrayal through Indian classical and folk dance styles of the hopes, dreams, and traditions an Indian bride brings to Canada—at the Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre (13750–88 Avenue) on November 11 at…

The 14th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival Wednesday October 25 to Sunday November 5, 2017

  Featuring over 100 events at over 50 locations throughout the Downtown Eastside Tickets and Info: www.heartofthecityfestival.com   ANNOUNCING the 14th annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival and twelve days of music, stories, songs, poetry, cultural celebrations, films, theatre, dance, processions, spoken word, workshops, discussions, gallery exhibitions, mixed media, art talks, history talks…

CELEBRATE DIWALI WITH LAUNCH OF NEW PROVINCIAL INITIATIVE  “DIWALI IN BC” TO TAKE PLACE OCTOBER 14 TO NOVEMBER 16, 2017 

  FIVE-WEEK EVENT CELEBRATES FEMININE POWER THROUGH THEATRE, DANCE AND FILM, AND SHINES A LIGHT ON WORKS CREATED BY DIVERSE AND TALENTED WOMEN Artistic Director and cultural leader Rohit Chokhani is pleased to launch Diwali in BC – a new provincial initiative aimed at making Diwali celebrations province-wide over the next five years. During its launch year, Diwali in BC…

“City on Edge: A Century of Vancouver Activism” New Exhibition at the Museum of Vancouver

  New Exhibition at the Museum of Vancouver     As soon as visitors enter the Museum of Vancouver’s newest exhibition, they realize that they are about to embark on a unique experience. “City on Edge” features 650 photographs, mostly from the Vancouver Sun and Province archives, many of which have never seen before, chronicling…