SONOMA WINES for this weekend or anytime!

  Fresh off the incredible Tour of Vancouver – Sonoma in the City showcased the wineries of Sonoma County Vintners on Wednesday, February 5th at the Terminal City Club. Select wineries of the 200 member Sonoma County Vintners were pouring some delicious wines. “This tasting features some of Sonoma County’s leading edge producers, celebrating the range…

HALF CORKED MARATHON Ticket Lottery

  Half Corked Marathon Weekend May 23-25, 2014 General Ticket Lottery Registration – February 10 – 14 – Register Tickets: $139   Tickets for previous years have sold very quickly so this year there will be a lottery, with 300 randomly selected “winners” being offered the chance to purchase two tickets for the race. The lottery…

PINK BUB is back for Valentine’s Day!

  PINK BUB IS BACK 2nd Annual Valentine’s Day Pink Bub Release     You might remem­ber that last year at this time, Hay­wire did an exper­i­men­tal lot of sparkling wine with a pink dosage and released it for Valentine’s Day. The wine was a big hit and sold out in just a week and a…

FRANCE-FOCUSED FEBRUARY “SUNDAY SCHOOL”

VANCOUVER URBAN WINERY ANNOUNCES FRANCE-FOCUSED FEBRUARY “SUNDAYSCHOOL” CLASS  Prep for Wine Fest with #302: France vs. The New World       With the France-focused, Vancouver International Wine Festival kicking-off at the end of the month, the team behind Vancouver Urban Winery’s popular Sunday School wine seminar series are announcing their February 16th prep-class: #302 – France vs. the New…

2014 VANCOUVER HOT CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL

Top reasons to find the best hot chocolate the city has to offer: It’s fun.. It’s cold out… Chocolate is one of the main food groups… You love chocolate! This could just be a bit of heaven on earth for chocolate lovers. White, milk or dark whatever your fancy you will have so many choices…

Poster winner – Vancouver International Auto Show

WINNING AUTO SHOW POSTER SHOWCASES THE ART OF THE  2014 VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW For the past seven years, the Vancouver International Auto Show has reached out to British Columbian artists to submit designs for the Show’s official poster, in an effort to showcase local talent and pay homage to the province’s many skilled designers…

Social Media Workshop for Artists and Cultural Groups

  Social media workshop available for artists and cultural groups Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram… where to begin? For artists and cultural organizations looking for ways to increase their profile and engage with and grow their audiences, the rise of social media has been a boon to those that understand how to use these tools…

Moe’s Home Collection inspired by Fresh Spring Trends

  MOE’S Home Collection to usher in spring with  new private-label products Pacific Northwest retailer launches fresh furniture & accents just in time for the warmer months Itching to tackle the spring cleaning? MOE’S Home Collection, the Pacific Northwest’s family-owned home décor and furniture retailer, is starting fresh with the launch of its spring private-label…

Olympic legacies still growing for Richmond

  Four years after being an official Venue City for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, the City of Richmond is continuing to realize significant economic, social and cultural legacies, including millions of dollars of new City Centre development.   “The 2010 Games transformed Richmond,” says Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “Richmond’s evolution into a distinct, destination city…

Etienne: a PodPlay

Warm up with a walk and a PodPlay before your show at the Gateway Theatre Theatre and arts enthusiasts will now have an innovative way to discover stories in the streets of Richmond as they make their way to the city’s only live professional theatre, the Gateway Theatre. Enter Etienne: a PodPlay, an audio play designed…

Celebrate Family Day at select Richmond community facilities

  Take a walking tour of Britannia Shipyards, a Family Zumba class at Hamilton Community Centre, attend the sixth annual Children’s Arts Festival or choose from over 30 other activities this coming Monday, February 10. BC’s second Family Day weekend is being celebrated in Richmond with activities for families of all sizes and ages and with many…

Olympic Men’s Hockey Finals Private Party Contest

  You are not going to believe how great this contest is! Do you want to win a private party for you and 10 friends to watch the Olympic Men’s Hockey Gold Medal finals in the luxury of the private theatre at Parkside Victoria Resort & Spa? Of course you do.  Here’s where to enter:…

OLYMPIC FEVER…Have You Got it?

  We are on the cusp of another Winter Olympics and I can’t help thinking back to 2010 in Vancouver. What a great time we all had during the 2010 Olympics. There was a little sacrifice, a little compromise and a lot of spirit. Vancouver embraced the games in a way that we hadn’t come…

L³: Lindsay’s Lessons Learned

Communication Tip: Don’t Bury Your Lead  Definition: bury the lead verb: (idiomatic) (news writing style) To begin a story with details of secondary importance to the reader while postponing more essential points or facts. [NOTE: THIS IS NOT GOOD]   If you want to communicate effectively you have to structure your writing to lead with…

Tastes at State Bird Provisions in San Francisco

  Recently I had the pleasure of returning for another fabulous meal at State Bird Provisions, in San Francisco.     This restaurant is almost 2 years old & gets better all the time. It is one of the hottest dinner reservations to secure anywhere. Having just expanded slightly, to 60 seats .. half are…

Fire Outcomes in Residential Fires – report by UFV

  The Canadian Wood Council supports a third-party independent study led by two of North America’s leading fire safety experts that shows there to be little difference in fire spread, death and injury rates in residential fires across general construction types, provided the buildings are properly equipped with smoke alarms and automatic fire sprinkler systems…

AN EVENING AT PAINTED ROCK Wine Dinner May 3

  An evening at Painted Rock Estate Winery Wine Dinner on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Join Proprietor John Skinner for an unforgettable evening of Painted Rock wines, while overlooking the vineyards and Skaha Lake at Painted Rock’s new tasting room.     John will discuss the history and winemaking philosophies of Painted Rock, while guiding…