Minoru Chapel Opera presents La Traviata

One of opera’s most beloved and romantic works, Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata, is coming to Minoru Chapel on Wednesday, May 6 at 2 and 7 p.m.   Burnaby Lyric Opera—the critically acclaimed company based at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts in Burnaby—is returning to the Minoru Chapel Opera series to perform highlights from this musical masterpiece and timeless…

CONTEST – Celebrate Mother’s Day at Got Craft? Spring Edition

There’s no better way to celebrate your mom on Mother’s Day than selecting a handmade present from Got Craft?. Just a few ideas include vintage-inspired, soy wax candles by Salt Spring Island Candle Co, minimal and geometric jewelry by HART + STONE, and sustainable wood and stone art by Reclaimed Print Co. WIN TWO TICKETS to GOT CRAFT? at the Maritime…

AN INNOVATED INVENTION TO ELEVATE THE ART OF BEVERAGES

  The world’s first home carbonation system that carbonates all ingredients in the bottle for intense pressure-infused flavour  Mother’s Day is quickly approaching; many people may be stumped on what to get one of the most important women in their lives. With spring in full-force comes the launch of a product that truly celebrates the…

MOM’S THE WORD: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR  HOSTS EXCLUSIVE MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH, DINNER SERVICES

All Mothers in Attendance Will Receive an Edible Chocolate Flower Lovingly Handcrafted by Boulevard Pastry Chef Jason Pitschke        On Sunday, May 10, pay special tribute to the mothers in your life by treating them to a three-course Mother’s Day brunch or dinner service at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar, either in its expansive dining…

Celebrate A Mother’s Day To Remember at Dockside Restaurant

Enjoy a sumptuous Brunch and Dessert Buffet in a spectacular setting Granville Island is an iconic Vancouver destination and a wonderful place to gather at any time of year. Dockside Restaurant at the Granville Island Hotel  is celebrating Mother’s Day on May 10th with the Marketplace Brunch Buffet, a spectacular Granville Island Public Market-themed feast that’s guaranteed to…

Vancouver Foodster presents Food Talks Vol 12

Richard Wolak of Vancouver Foodster presents “Food Talks Vol. 12 ” This is the twelfth event in this Food Talks series! This edition of Food Talks features 3 chefs, 1 farmer, a cookbook author and a food distributor/retailer who will speak about their background and role as leaders in the food industry and community. The theme: Perfectionism in our Food Community Richard…

2nd Annual Wine in the Garden Returns 

VanDusen Botanical Gardens to benefit from wine and song Howard Normann of  VanDusen Botanical Gardens and Julian Scholefield of Bottleneck Drive look forward to welcoming people to Wine In the Garden. Summerland area wineries from the Bottleneck Drive Winery Association are headed to Vancouver to raise funds for one of Vancouver’s most treasured spaces. On May 28, VanDusen Botanical Garden,…

Spring has arrived in a glass…

Introducing the 2014 Vaïla Rosé. Made from Pinot Noir grapes, which are grown exclusively for this wine.   It is a serious wine that is fun, delicate and absolutely perfect for the summer. It shows explosive aromas of rhubarb sorbet, pink grapefruit rind and the amazing bright and crunchy red fruit, that BC rosés are becoming…

Canadian Flavours Gala to Celebrate Canadian Food & Wine on April 30th

 Make space in your schedule for the Canadian Flavours Gala at Terminal City Club on Thursday, April 30 2015.   Guests will enjoy an evening with 15 chefs from some of Canada’s best-known restaurants, sampling delicious Canadian cuisine paired with spring releases from the Naramata Bench Wineries Association.   There is an impressive roster of critically acclaimed chefs…

20th Annual Okanagan Fest-of-Ale a huge success!

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF GREAT BEER! 20TH ANNUAL OKANAGAN FEST-OF-ALE, APRIL 10&11, 2015   Well over 4,000 people attended the two day celebration of the hop at the 20th Annual Okanagan Fest-of-Ale beer tasting event held in Penticton April 10th and 11th. Craft beer and cider lovers had the opportunity to enjoy tastings of great beers…

B.C. Gin Gets Better with Age

Odd Society Spirits Releases Second Edition of Wallflower Oaken Gin Odd Society Spirits is set to launch their second release of Wallflower Oaken Gin on Friday, April 17, 2015. The East Van distillery doubled their production for this limited edition gin, aging 200 litres in American white oak rye casks for six months. With approximately 500 bottles available,…

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…

Escape to Smartypantz in Gastown

“…Would you like to play a game?” comes to mind when thinking  of escape rooms. And I had been so curious to try one since I learned of these interactive puzzles.     Finally, I was going to test my problem solving abilities in the Thirst for Murder room at Smartypantz. Rated to be one…

THE NEW TIFFANY CT60 WATCH COLLECTION 

A Fast-Moving Tribute to the Inventor of the New York Minute   Tiffany & Co. introduces a new watch for this moment in time: The Tiffany CT60, inspired by founder Charles Lewis Tiffany—inventor of the New York Minute—and the city where he first opened his doors to a new world of style. This dynamic collection reflects…

Mother’s Day must-haves from MOE’S Home Collection

Now that Easter festivities are behind us, it’s time to focus all attention on Mom. For most families, Mom is the heart of the household, possessing the uncanny ability to bring the whole clan together under one roof. This Mother’s Day, kick her hostess game up a notch and treat Mommy Dearest to a gift from MOE’S Home Collection and provide her space…

Bel Café offers a fresh start for spring 

David Hawksworth’s café’s healthy new additions include Nectar juices and sumptuous salads   Welcoming the season of warmth and sunshine, Chef David Hawksworth’s Bel Café is breathing fresh air into its vibrant menu with delicious and healthy new items. From light salads to vitamin-packed Nectar Juicery juices, these new additions are wholesome and nutritious while offering delectable…

BARD ON THE BEACH SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL’S 26th SEASON IS HERE

 PLAY & SPECIAL EVENTS TICKETS ON SALE APRIL 8   Vancouver’s Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival begins its 26th season in Vanier Park on June 4 with an exciting lineup of plays, concerts and special events. All tickets for Bard on the Beach go on sale April 8 for the 2015 season, which runs from June 4 to September 26.   THE COMEDY…