TAKE 6 a review by Judy Robb

 The Queen Elizabeth Theatre was vibrating with energy and sound on Friday evening, thanks to a phenomenal concert by “Take 6”, a Grammy Award winning a cappella sextet presented by Chor Leoni as part of its fourth annual VanMan Male Choral Summit. From the first note to the last, their enthusiasm, unique arrangements of pop,…

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY DINNER RAISES $10,774 FOR FOUNDRY KELOWNA, KARIS SUPPORT SOCIETY & SLOW FOOD CANADA

The Paisley Notebook creator, Aman Dosanj is proud to announce that her recent International Women’s Day collaboration dinner on March 8 has generated a donation of $10,774.30 for Foundry Kelowna, KARIS Support Society and Slow Food Canada.   The special 5-course wine-paired dinner at Tantalus Vineyards united Chefs from British Columbia and Alberta with wine…

Hawaiian-inspired Greasy Spoon features Royal Dinette’s Eva Chin, Claire Saksun, and Savio Volpe’s Melanie Witt

OHANA EATS, ISLAND VIBES Hawaiian-inspired Greasy Spoon Vol. 38 features Royal Dinette’s Eva Chin, Claire Saksun, and Savio Volpe’s Melanie Witt Get ready for a Hawaiian lūʻau feast on Monday, April 23, 2018 as Royal Dinette’s executive chef Eva Chin, wine director Claire Saksun, and Savio Volpe’s sous chef Melanie Witt team up to present…

#TasteofThursday Root Vegetable Torte direct from Chef Rod Butters “The Okanagan Table” Cookbook

Root Vegetable Torte Serves 4 to 6 Ingredients Cooking spray 2 large carrots, thinly sliced 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 3 large shallots, thinly sliced 1/2 cup shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano or cheese of your choice 1 cup whipping (35%) cream or vegetable stock 1/4 chopped mixed herbs Sea salt and coarsely ground black pepper 1 medium rutabaga, thinly…

COUNTDOWN IS ON FOR THE 23rd ANNUAL OKANAGAN FEST OF ALE, APRIL 13 & 14, 2018

The final countdown is on! We’re counting down the days until beer lovers unite at the Penticton Trade & Convention Centre to celebrate the 23rd  Annual Okanagan Fest of  Ale. The Okanagan’s long-standing and well-loved festival celebrating everything to do with beer is quickly approaching! It runs on Friday April 13th from 4-9pm and Saturday…

Blue Mountain Tasting Room now Open for the Season

Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars is pleased to announce its tasting room will be open for extended hours starting this Easter weekend. The Okanagan Falls winery invites guests to taste and purchase their new releases. For April, the room will be open Friday through Sunday, and starting April 27, it will be open 7 days…

Free Skiing for kids at Whistler Blackcomb

Free Skiing for kids in Kindergarten to Grade 5 in Canada and Washington State. EpicSchoolKids Enrollment is now open for the 2018/19 Winter Season No purchase necessary, enroll online at www.epicschollkids.com/whistlerblackcomb The program offers one free lesson and free rental for first time skiers and riders The program pairs perfectly with parents interested in purchasing…

From Russia with Love to Jonathan Darlington Vancouver Opera Festival Special Tribute Concert Tuesday, May 1 at 7:30pm Vancouver Playhouse

  To recognize Jonathan Darlington’s extraordinary partnership with the VO Orchestra, join us for a special evening full of surprises!   To pay tribute to Jonathan Darlington’s extraordinary fifteen-year music-making partnership with the Vancouver Opera Orchestra a special concert entitled From Russia with Love to Jonathan Darlington will be one of the highlights of the…

Tickets on Sale for Bard on the Beach’s 29th Season

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival launches its 29th Season with a lineup of four exciting play productions and a range of entertaining special events, in the spectacular waterfront setting of Vanier Park. Tickets for all performances and special events, scheduled from June 6 through September 22, are now on sale.   The Festival opens…

BC Distilled gears up for Canada’s largest artisan and micro-distillery festival, April 14

Fifth annual event features 40 BC distilleries, tasty treats and cuddly puppies The fifth annual BC Distilled Festival, the largest spirits event in Canada reserved exclusively for local distilleries, takes place at the Croatian Cultural Centre on Saturday, April 14. Enthusiasts know BC Distilled as the chance to mix with friends old and new while…

Spicing Up Vancouver Farmers Markets, Locally Made Adult Ginger Beer Makes A Big Splash

Odd Society Spirits Set to Release ‘Ginger’, a Real Ginger Beer Sharp on the tongue and straight to the point, Ginger by Odd Society Spirits is the real deal. This locally crafted ginger beer,made with fermented organic sugar and fresh ginger, is extremely refreshing with a satisfying finish. Simply made with water, organic sugar, yeast,…

Poisson d’Avril returns to Provence Marinaside in April

SOMETHING’S FISHY AT PROVENCE IN APRIL From April 1st through 30th, join Provence Marinaside as it celebrates the 10th annual Poisson d’Avril. In France, ‘Poisson d’Avril’ (April’s Fish) is a one day affair, corresponding to our April Fool’s Day, filled with whimsical pranks and games. “Poisson d’Avril is an opportunity to welcome spring with a bit…

EMV Presents World’s Premiere Vocal Ensemble Specializing in Renaissance Polyphony – War & Peace: The Tallis Scholars –

Music Director Peter Phillips Honours Those Who Fought & Died in WWI in a Programme Inspired by the Glory and Tragedy of Battle    Early Music Vancouver presents War and Peace: The Tallis Scholars, on April 21, 2018 at 7:30pm at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC. Led by director Peter Phillips, the renowned vocal ensemble perform a programme commemorating the centenary of the…

IN SEARCH OF HIDDEN MENU TREASURES TULALIP RESORT CASINO CHEFS SHOWCASE THEIR PRIME PICKS

Something special is happening April 2 through May 30, 2018, at Tulalip Resort Casino. Tulalip chefs regularly take the opportunity to conceive new and delicious dishes using complex creativity at every level. Through inspirational research from the ever-changing culinary world, these creations invoke what truly makes the Tulalip chefs love what they do. At each…