Social Media Press Trip in Vancouver

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Last week, four internationally recognized bloggers and photographers travelled to Canada as guests of the Canadian Tourism Commission, Destination BC and Tourism Vancouver. During their stay – which included a visit to the Pemberton Music Festival and once-in-a-lifetime helicopter ride back to Vancouver – they hit the city streets and shared their Vancouver explorations with a combined hundreds of thousands of Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr and Facebook followers.

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Social Media Press Trip in Vancouver

Film Noir series at Cinematheque

You just know she's up to no good! Gene Tierney in Leave Her to Heaven (1945).

You just know she’s up to no good! Gene Tierney in Leave Her to Heaven (1945).

Film noir has proven to be exceedingly popular with Vancouver audiences. Cinematheque, one of our two downtown art-house theatres (the other is Vancity), has an annual tradition of showing some of the best, darkest and/or most obscure gems that fit under that label, usually from the early 1940s to the late 1950s. This year is no different, as the series offers a respite from the hot, sunny August weather in a dark, cool theatre, where audiences can watch men and women plot and scheme against each other.

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Film Noir series at Cinematheque

White Spot’s Celebrate BC summer menu returns with fresh local ingredients and B.C. wines ($25 Giftcard Giveaway!)

Photo: White Spot

Photo: White Spot

White Spot unveiled its new Celebrate BC summer menu, featuring local ingredients and select wines from farms and vineyards around the province. White Spot uses more local ingredients than any other full service restaurant chain in the province, and proudly offers a 100% B.C. VQA wine list.

“Since our first restaurant opened in 1928, we’ve been committed to serving guests fresh, B.C. ingredients whenever possible,” said White Spot President Warren Erhart. “Over half our ingredients are locally sourced or produced, and our summer menu celebrates long-standing partnerships with B.C. farmers and winemakers. Hats off to Executive Chef Danny Markowicz, who led a team of Red Seal chefs in creating these innovative dishes.”

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White Spot’s Celebrate BC summer menu returns with fresh local ingredients and B.C. wines ($25 Giftcard Giveaway!)

Fresh from the market at Campagnolo

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The heartwarming, long-term relationship that’s developed between Campagnolo’s and Main Street Station’s farmer’s market is one that can be tasted, every Wednesday from May to October.  The pairing has blossomed over the last four years, when the market first popped up – a year after the restaurant opened. It’s a mouthwatering testament of the beauty of a close-knit community.

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Fresh from the market at Campagnolo

Dine Al Fresco with 3200 Friends: Diner en Blanc Comes to Vancouver

Photo credit: Maurice Li | Flickr

Photo credit: Maurice Li | Flickr

Vancouver’s biggest fancy picnic just got bigger.

Diner en Blanc is back this Aug. 21 and this year 3,200 tickets are up for grabs.  The unique al fresco dining event sees thousands of people dressed entirely in white converge on a secret location for the mother-of-all picnics.

Past Diners en Blanc in Vancouver have proven exceedingly popular.  In 2012, a “diner” was staged at Jack Poole Plaza at the Vancouver Convention Centre, drawing 1,200 guests.  Last year, 2,600 diners in white took over the grassy park in front of Science World on False Creek.  The location for this year’s event is, of course, a secret: Attendees will only find out on the day of the dinner.

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Dine Al Fresco with 3200 Friends: Diner en Blanc Comes to Vancouver