Browsing the "Event" Category

Canada Day Fireworks at Canada Place

I tend to avoid watching fireworks in Downtown Vancouver because there are thousands in the crowd. Canada Day Fireworks at Canada Place has a family friendly area and their own dedicated Fireworks Viewing Zone. You purchase tickets ahead of time for [...]

August 4, 2016 British Columbia, Event

Port Moody Rib Fest: BBQ Ribs and Craft Beer

The Port Moody Rib Fest is back this year at Rocky Point Park. For rib lovers, this event can’t be missed. It is a 3 day event with delicious BBQ, live music, craft breweries in the beer garden and fun family activities. [...]

July 24, 2016 BBQ, Event, Port Moody

VCBW: Vancouver Craft Beer Week

Vancouver Craft Beer Week kicked off a few weeks ago from May 27th to June 5th. There are events throughout the week, but the 3 days festival on Friday, Saturday and Sunday was where the largest numbers were in attendance. [...]

July 7, 2016 British Columbia, Event

VCBW: Vancouver Craft Beer Week Opening Night

Vancouver Craft Beer Week kicked off on May 27th at their opening event at the Yaletown Roundhouse presented by Craft Beer Market. There are 32 breweries & cideries with 50+ beers and ciders to sample. It costs $60 and you [...]

July 2, 2016 British Columbia, Event

Make It Vancouver: Handmade Revolution

Make It! is a Handmade Market located in Vancouver, St. Albert and Edmonton. It is the largest event of its kind in Western Canada. It gives shoppers the opportunity to buy directly from local top artists, crafters and designers. I came here [...]

June 30, 2016 British Columbia, Event

VCC Chef’s Table: Pop-up Kitchen

Vancouver Community College has brought back their popular – VCC Chef’s Table for the Summer until June 30 at the Downtown Campus. I am a huge fan of dining at culinary art schools as the food is cheap, tastes great [...]

May 28, 2016 Culinary School, Downtown, Event, Pop-Up Shop

East Side Beer Fest: Recap

East Side Beer Fest was put on by Liberty Merchant Company at the WISE Hall. All proceeds from ticket sales and draw prizes went directly to support the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society. It was a crazy wind and rain storm in [...]

March 15, 2016 British Columbia, Event

Vancouver Magazine’s 10th Annual Big Night: Recap

Vancouver Magazine’s 10th Annual Big Night is Vancouver’s most exciting and exclusive culinary event. Every year, Vancouver Magazine unleashes a team of food and wine judges on the city’s culinary scene in order to determine the best bites and bottles consumers can [...]

February 13, 2016 British Columbia, Event

Taste BC: Celebration of Local Food and Drink

Taste BC is in it’s 22nd year letting Vancouverites experience BC’s finest wine, beer and spirits accompanied by tasty treats from local BC restaurants and artisans. This year it was located in the Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel inside the Crystal Pavilion. It started [...]

February 12, 2016 British Columbia, Event

Science of Cocktails: Recap #SOC16

Last week, Science World at TELUS World of Science was lit blue to welcome guests to the Science of Cocktails. I was invited as a media guest for the evening to see all the amazing local bartenders showing off for [...]

February 7, 2016 British Columbia, Event

Romer’s: Red Truck Beer Brewmaster Dinner

Romer’s Burger occasionally offers a special 3-course Brewmaster Dinner to showcase local breweries with food pairings for $25. It’s open to everyone until they sell out of tickets. For the past 3 years, Romer’s has created the Craft Bowl, which pits local [...]

February 6, 2016 Event, Late Night, Yaletown

An Evening with Johnnie Walker: #JWATHOME Recap

An Evening with Johnnie Walker is an opportunity for scotch-lovers or scotch-newbies to host a private, in-home, scotch tasting for up to 15 guests. Your friends can deepen their knowledge of Johnnie Walker, through an in-depth immersion into scotch and its history. Currently, the [...]

February 1, 2016 Event

Real Canadian Superstore and No Frills Make Chinese New Year Shopping Easier

Chinese New Year is almost upon us and it’s a great time for families to gather for the annual feast. It is also traditional for families to cleanse the house to sweep away any bad fortune and to make way for good incoming luck. Depending [...]

January 31, 2016 Event

9th Annual Fall into the Market: Recap

Fall Into The Market was hosted by Liberty Wine Merchants and supported by Bridges, V&J Florists and Granville Island Toy Company. The event was $29.99 and all proceeds from both ticket sales and silent auction prizes directly support the BC SPCA. [...]

November 14, 2015 British Columbia, Event

24th Annual Port and Chocolate Vancouver: Recap

The 24th annual Port and Chocolate Tasting in Vancouver hosted by Liberty Wine Merchants at Vancouver Rowing Club featured an array of ports and local chocolatiers from Vancouver. Tickets cost $29.99 and all proceeds went to the Vancouver Rowing Club [...]

October 19, 2015 British Columbia, Event

#Gastropost100: Celebration of Food and Drink

Have you wondered why people on Instagram, Twitter and Tumblr tag their food pictures with #gastropost? We’re not crazy, there’s a reason behind it. Gastropost brings food lovers together by featuring weekly food missions where anyone with an internet connection to [...]

July 28, 2015 Downtown, Event

Vancouver Food Cart Fest: Every Sunday, All Summer Long

Food Cart Fest is Vancouver’s biggest celebration of street food and they are returning for a fourth year with more food carts and expanded entertainment programming that includes a live-music patio. It goes on every Sunday during the summer from [...]

June 29, 2015 British Columbia, Event, Food Carts, Kid Friendly, lunch, Streetcart

Okanagan Spring Brewmasters Dinner at Mamie Taylor’s

I had the pleasure of being invited to the Okanagan Spring Brewmaster’s Dinner at Mamie Taylors a few days ago. The event celebrates the start of Vancouver Craft Beer Week and the launch of Okanagan Spring’s new Sonder Hefeweizen. As a beer [...]

May 31, 2015 Chinatown, Event, International