BC Wineries Raises $6000 for BC Hospitality Foundation from Farm Friends event

Farm Friends, an event that was organized in response to the recent boycott on the importation of BC Wine to Alberta, raised $6,000 for the BC Hospitality Foundation on Thursday, February 22, 2018. The boycott has now been rescinded, fortunately and coincidentally so, on the day of the event. Mastermind behind Farm Friends and BCHF … Read moreBC Wineries Raises $6000 for BC Hospitality Foundation from Farm Friends event

Vancouver TheatreSports to Celebrate International Women’s Day March 8

March 8 is International Women’s Day, and Vancouver TheatreSports will be marking the day with performances showcasing the talents of its female cast members. Both the 7:30pm and 9:15pm shows at the Improv Centre on Granville Island on March 8 will feature an all-female cast. And there’s free admission for all who identify as female … Read moreVancouver TheatreSports to Celebrate International Women’s Day March 8

National Random Acts of Kindness Day

  Last Saturday was National Random Acts of Kindness Day and everyone was encouraged to participate. With special thanks to Ford Motor Company of Canada for providing me with a Ford Escape to assist me with my random acts of kindness. Random acts of kindness include complimenting people, smiling at strangers, leaving quarters at the laundromat, … Read moreNational Random Acts of Kindness Day

Oaxacan Vocalist Lila Downs to Inspire with Songs of Female Empowerment at the Chan Centre

  Back by Popular Demand, Grammy-winner to Perform Works from 2017 album Salon Lágrimas y Deseo The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) welcomes back Mexican-American vocalist Lila Downs, who will share her eclectic and vibrant blend of boleros, jazz, rock, blues, and more on March 10, 2018 … Read moreOaxacan Vocalist Lila Downs to Inspire with Songs of Female Empowerment at the Chan Centre

ALL-FEMALE CHEF LINE-UP UNITE FROM OKANAGAN & ALBERTA FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY DINNER

  On March 8, International Women’s Day is being marked with a special 5-course collaborative fundraising dinner by The Paisley Notebook at Tantalus Vineyards in Kelowna. All profits from the second annual dinner will be donated to Foundry Kelowna/Canadian Mental Health Association Kelowna, Karis Support Society and Slow Food Canada.     This year’s celebration will bring together the culinary talents of Aman Dosanj (The Paisley Notebook, Kelowna), Leah Massey (Biera, Edmonton), Erin … Read moreALL-FEMALE CHEF LINE-UP UNITE FROM OKANAGAN & ALBERTA FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY DINNER

Love is in the air this February at The Westin Bayshore, H2 Rotisserie & Bar and H Tasting Lounge

  Cozy up to your sweetheart over stellar multi-course menus with stylish pairings Expect the extraordinary at The Westin Bayshore this month, with sweet accommodation packages and romance on the menus at H2 Rotisserie & Bar and H Tasting Lounge. Let H2 Rotisserie & Bar’s lively, aphrodisiac-inspired ingredients like fig, pomegranate, passion fruit, prawns, scallops, beef, asparagus … Read moreLove is in the air this February at The Westin Bayshore, H2 Rotisserie & Bar and H Tasting Lounge

BC Hospitality Foundation Invites Applications for 2018 Hospitality Scholarships

  The BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) is best known for providing financial assistance to hospitality industry members who are facing an extraordinary medical crisis, but the charitable organization also helps develop the next generation of industry members by offering a range of scholarships.  In 2018 the BCHF will again be granting 4 different types of … Read moreBC Hospitality Foundation Invites Applications for 2018 Hospitality Scholarships

Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Bench 1775

  It’s almost Christmas and time for you to get your wine shopping on. ‘Tis the season for friends and family to drop by and you want to be ready. Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions features the wines we love from Bench 1775. You’ve probably noticed that we have focused on BC Wines on our … Read moreOur #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Bench 1775

December release… from bestselling cookbook author Shelley Adams!

  WHITEWATER COOKS more beautiful food Shelley Adams   Twelve years ago, Shelley Adams arrived on the British Columbia book scene with a gorgeous self published cookbook, Whitewater Cooks: Pure, Simple and Real Creations from the Fresh Tracks Cafe. In about a year, the 5,000 copy print run had sold out. Shelley sold her publishing … Read moreDecember release… from bestselling cookbook author Shelley Adams!

Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – The View Winery

  We absolutely love the wines from The View Winery. Why are we so taken with the extensive line up of wines and Wards ciders from The View? What sets them apart from other Okanagan wines and ciders? Every bottle or can is filled with personality. Just like owner Jennifer Molgat the inspiration, perspiration, incentive, ambition … Read moreOur #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – The View Winery