BURROWING OWL Winemakers’ Dinner at The BEACH CLUB RESORT

  An incredible evening with many new dining experiences. Thanks to Chef Rick Davidson of the Beach Club Resort and  Ian Lane, Food and Beverage Director the dishes and wine pairings made for an excellent culinary experience.     The Oceanic banquet room at the Beach Club Resort was attractively set with spacious round dining tables … Read moreBURROWING OWL Winemakers’ Dinner at The BEACH CLUB RESORT

Naramata Winery Travels to Vancouver to be at 26 Simultaneous Dinner Parties Serendipity Supports 2nd annual #dinnerpartyYVR

  Serendipity Winery of Naramata BC will take its place on the tables of food and wine lovers for the second year – for a good cause.       On Saturday April 5, #dinnerpartyYVR will connect Vancouverites at dinner parties prepared by hobby chefs on their in homes simultaneously across the city, all to … Read moreNaramata Winery Travels to Vancouver to be at 26 Simultaneous Dinner Parties Serendipity Supports 2nd annual #dinnerpartyYVR

What’s Trending in France: Vancouver Int’l Wine Fest Lecture

  What’s Trending in France?  Vancouver International Wine Festival Lecture Series Is France still a trend setter?  Do we want them to be “ modern” with their wine making?,  do they want to be modern or traditionalists?  Can they be both? This was a lively discussion of some of France’s most respected winemakers and producers … Read moreWhat’s Trending in France: Vancouver Int’l Wine Fest Lecture

Social Bites and Cressey Development Group team up to bring together diners in support of local charities

Vancouver Hobby Chefs Open their Homes to Diners and Charities for the return of #dinnerpartyYVR presented by Cressey Social Bites announces the return of #dinnerpartyYVR presented by Cressey, the charitable cooking event where 30 hobby chefs open their homes to local diners for a home cooked meal, all in the name of charity. On Saturday, April 5th, … Read moreSocial Bites and Cressey Development Group team up to bring together diners in support of local charities

CONTEST Win 2 tickets to MINORU CHAPEL OPERA

City of Richmond presents Minoru Chapel Opera Wednesday, April 2, 2014 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. performances Giveaway: Two tickets to either the 2:00 pm or 7:00 pm Wednesday, April 2 performance will be given away to one lucky winner. Enter here Vancouver Opera returns to showcase two operas seldom seen or heard: Iphigénie en Tauride by … Read moreCONTEST Win 2 tickets to MINORU CHAPEL OPERA

Highlights from the tasting room at the Vancouver International Wine Festival

  As I walked out of the tasting room at the Vancouver Convention Center after day two International Wine Festival Tastings, I couldn’t help but think about the enormous number of wines I just could not get around to trying. Sadly, and despite my best efforts, I had sampled less than twenty percent of the … Read moreHighlights from the tasting room at the Vancouver International Wine Festival

AUTO SHOW TO AUCTION ’66 MUSTANG FOR CHARITY

  INCREDIBLE, ONE-OF-A-KIND 1966 MUSTANG TO BE AUCTIONED OFF FOR CHARITY AT THE AUTO SHOW For the first time in the history of the Vancouver International Auto Show, car enthusiasts will not only have a chance to check out the hottest new cars, trucks and SUVs, but will also have the unique opportunity to drive … Read moreAUTO SHOW TO AUCTION ’66 MUSTANG FOR CHARITY

Burrowing Owl Wines Featured at Seasons in the Park Dinner

  Seasons in the Park is pleased to announce that it will host a dinner featuring the wines of BC’s illustrious Burrowing Owl Estate Winery. On Tuesday,March 18, 2014, guests will enjoy sumptuous Pacific Northwest cuisine paired with premium wines from the South Okanagan favourite. Seasons in the Park’s Executive Chef Peter Isacu has designed a five-course menu that … Read moreBurrowing Owl Wines Featured at Seasons in the Park Dinner

Seventh Annual Cellar-Tek Winemakers Cup

  Record attendance, new Sponsors, Snow-bunny activities, great after-parties and super snow conditions announced for Seventh annual Winemakers Cup News Flash on the 7th Annual Winemaker’s Cup The organizers of the Cellar-Tek Winemakers Cup announced today additional details for the seventh annual festival. The Festival was created and organized as a non profit partnership between Cellar-Tek, Black … Read moreSeventh Annual Cellar-Tek Winemakers Cup

Parksville Uncorked “Untapped” wasn’t that a party?

  Thursday night in Parksville will never be the same. The 2nd annual “Untapped” event of Parksville Uncorked was a smashing success.     Locals and visitors alike grazed on some incredible bites that complimented the fantastic selection of craft beers, ales and ciders.         Held at The Beach Club Resort in … Read moreParksville Uncorked “Untapped” wasn’t that a party?

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 … Read moreVancouver Opera at Minoru Chapel : Scenes Rarely Seen

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 … Read moreRichmond Cultural Centre presents Ga Ting (family)

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 … Read moreFrench Wines compliment Curtain Raiser

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 … Read moreChefs’ Table Society of B.C. Heats Things Up

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 … Read moreWhat I learned at WHAT’S TRENDING IN FRANCE

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 … Read moreRainCity Housing Special Exhibition Opening Today

FRANCE BUBBLY PARTY in a word…FABULOUS!

  The perfect way to kick off the Vancouver International Wine Festival with Feature Country – France and the Global Focus – Bubbly.     The evening started at a Parisian inspired 9 pm at Ginger 62. The setting was ideal with subdued lighting and ample space for the sold out crowd of about 250 … Read moreFRANCE BUBBLY PARTY in a word…FABULOUS!

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 … Read moreVancouver Foodster CULINARY SCAVENGER HUNT

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 … Read moreGLOBE 2014 to Address Need for New Economic Model