Vancouver Opera at Minoru Chapel : Scenes Rarely Seen

  City of Richmond presents Minoru Chapel Opera Wednesday, April 2, 2014 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. performances Vancouver Opera returns to showcase two operas seldom seen or heard: Iphigénie en Tauride by Gluck, and Savitri, by Holst, two mythical stories connected by compelling themes of life and death. Based on Euripides’ ancient Greek tragedy, Iphigénie en…

Richmond Cultural Centre presents Ga Ting (family)

  Dramatic play exploring family, love and mortality premieres at the Richmond Cultural Centre Ga Ting (Family)—a theatrical play featuring a complex cultural and inter-generational exploration on themes of family, love, and mortality—will premiere at the Richmond Cultural Centre’s Performance Hall with a preview on March 20 and 21 and an opening night on March 22 until the March…

The Power Of Asking Makes Penguins Fly

  To Our Fellow dreamers!    MEET THE AUTHOR   I’m a Berlin bred and Vancouver based children’s book author who published her first book Our Canadian Love Story in 2013. This year I have a new book: Pom Pom –  A Flightless Bully Tale.    I believe every day should be anti-bullying day. Many bullying causes have found…

Wine Tour de France trade tasting

    Last Thursday morning, I went on a journey to France which I didn’t want to come to an end. To be more specific, I attended the Wine Tour de France, a trade only event part of the 36th annual Vancouver International Wine Festival. Over a period of two hours, panel representatives from 12…

French Wines compliment Curtain Raiser

  This was an opportunity to taste and savour an excellent selection of French wines paired with small bites in a festive atmosphere. The Curtain Raiser is held in an attractive second floor banquet space featuring an expansive wall of windows that overlook the massive lobby below.   A prelude to the first public tasting…

Bicycling, too cold? you can still have fun

I hopped on my bike and went to my local store for my favourite 100 grams of Swiss chocolate.  Yikes it’s cold outside.  I zipped home so fast, the garage door was sill closing. I snuggled on the couch with a cup of tea, blankets to watch a movie I have been wanting to for…

Chefs’ Table Society of B.C. Heats Things Up

The Chefs’ Table Society of B.C. Heats Things Up  with Vancouver’s Inaugural Curry Cup  Eight of Vancouver’s Top Chefs to Compete On Tuesday, March 4, eight of Vancouver’s top chefs will compete to win the Chefs’ Table Society of British Columbia’s Curry Cup. This inaugural event will be held at Main Street’s Heritage Hall and emceed…

Bicycle Groups Vancouver and Lower Mainland

There are so many bicycle groups in the Lower Mainland, too many to talk about at once. Here are a couple I will post more in the future, as I like to showcase each one. The BC Randonneurs Cycling Club has many events through out the year.  The Pacific Populaire is a perfect introduction to…

Tasting Plates Fraser Edition March 12, 6pm – 9:30pm

Tasting Plates Fraser Edition March 12, 6pm – 9:30pm Join us at our next Tasting Plates event as we explore the Kensington-Cedar Cottage neighborhood of East Vancouver. This tasting extravaganza goes from 6pm until 9:30pm on Wednesday, March 12 and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Bring your family or a group of friends and save money…

What I learned at WHAT’S TRENDING IN FRANCE

  What’s Trending in France seminar at the Vancouver International Wine Festival was a Trade event that I was able to “audit” for MyVanCity.ca. This was only one event, both public and trade, of ten events for the Festival that are capably organized by the team at The Wine Umbrella, Mireille Sauve and business partner…

My Kitchen Smells Like ……..

  Yes, there are wonderful aromas coming from my kitchen. On any given day, I am testing, tasting & tweeking new recipes with wonderful ingredients. Having just returned from The Good Food Awards & The Fancy Food Show, both in San Francisco — my test kitchen has been bursting with new products to taste. Exciting…

RainCity Housing Special Exhibition Opening Today

  RainCity Housing to Present Stories of Mental Health Challenges from Local Community Members in Special Exhibition Opening Today RainCity Housing and Support Society and the Community Action Initiative’s New Evolution of Wise Storytelling (NEWS) Project aims to help people with lived experiences of mental health issues to tell their own stories, in their own words, as a…

Vancouver Foodster CULINARY SCAVENGER HUNT

  Vancouver Foodster Culinary Scavenger Hunt April 6, 2pm – 6pm   Your scavenger hunt is a multi-faceted “tasting experience” through downtown Vancouver with clues, challenges, and more. Following your “map and clues card” as your guide, you will enjoy dishes, bites and treats as well as have a chance to meet the chefs and other…

GLOBE 2014 to Address Need for New Economic Model

     In the face of sharp volatility increases across the global economy and proliferating signs of resource depletion, the call for a new economic model is getting louder. GLOBE 2014, returning to Vancouver, Canada, from March 26-28, 2014, will be exploring how businesses are now increasing productivity, growing their market share, and driving innovation through a dynamic new series…

RainCity Housing Special Exhibition

  RainCity Housing to Present Stories of Mental Health Challenges from Local Community Members in Special Exhibition   RainCity Housing and Support Society and the Community Action Initiative’s New Evolution of Wise Storytelling (NEWS) Project aims to help people with lived experiences of mental health issues to tell their own stories, in their own words, as a way…

Bacchanalia Gala Dinner benefits Bard on the Beach

BACCHANALIA GALA DINNER + AUCTION RAISES FUNDS FOR VANWINEFEST’S CHARITABLE PARTNER BARD ON THE BEACH The Vancouver International Wine Festival, presented by The Vancouver Sun, popped the cork on the 2014 festival celebrations with the Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction fundraiser at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver on Saturday, February 22. Net proceeds benefit charitable partner Bard…