Shake Off the Winter Blues at Taste BC

Sip your way across B.C. (courtesy TasteBC.com).

What better excuse to crawl out of winter hibernation than a wine, beer, spirits and tapas tasting party whose proceeds are donated to a charitable cause? On January 11, Taste BC returns to the Pan Pacific Hotel for a palate-pleasing evening that brings together people and flavours from across the province, all in support of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. Continue reading:
Shake Off the Winter Blues at Taste BC

Featured Vancouverite: Cheryl Kwok

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Hometown: Hong Kong

How long have been a Vancouverite?
 I’ve been here since Grade 6.

Occupation:
I am currently enrolled in the Masters of Applied Legal Studies program at SFU and am studying to become a Notary Public in British Columbia. I also work part-time as a conveyancer at a Notary Public’s office in Vancouver.

Even with your busy work and grad school schedule, you are very active in the volunteer community in Vancouver. Can you tell us a bit about the organizations that you collaborate with and what you feel are the biggest benefits of volunteer work?
I am currently the President of the Vancouver Diamond Lions Club (VDLC), and was a committee member for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation 20th Anniversary for Children We Care Gala this year.

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Featured Vancouverite: Cheryl Kwok

Capes and Spandex the dress code at 2nd Annual Superhero Ball

Bombshell || Photocredit: Flickr/Florbela

Bombshell || Photocredit: Flickr/Florbela

Do you secretly dress in a cape or don spandex to appease your superhero alter ego? If you muttered, ‘Yes, how did you know?’ Then fly, teleport or walk to the 2nd Annual Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel Superheroes Ball October 24.

Just like superheros they admire, fans often like coming to the rescue of those who need it most: enter the 2nd Annual Superhero Ball. Wannabe Batmans and Bombshells, Supermen and Hawkgirls will coverage on the Renaissance’ 19th floor event space Vistas 360 to raise funds for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. The dance runs from 7:00 p.m. to midnight and will put the F-U-N in fundraising with drinks, dancing, amazing views and a silent auction.

Last year the sold-out event raised $15,000 for the hospital. This year organizers have raised the stakes and set the fundraising goal at $18,000.  Continue reading:
Capes and Spandex the dress code at 2nd Annual Superhero Ball

Support BC Children’s Hospital at the Superhero Ball

Photo credit: xmascarol | Flickr

Can’t wait until Halloween to dress like a superhero? Luckily, the first-ever Superhero Ball is this Friday, where you can dress like your favourite superhero while enjoying drinks and live entertainment in the company of the rest of Vancouver’s finest crusaders. The event is in support of the BC Children’s Hospital and will take place at the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel.

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Support BC Children’s Hospital at the Superhero Ball