Win a Ticket to the Vancouver Maritime Museum’s ‘Arctic Gala’ on October 24 (value $300)

Arctic-Gala

Here’s something cool.

The Vancouver Maritime Museum’s first Arctic Gala takes place on October 24 at 7 pm.

Organizers have an incredible “journey to the North” planned with proceeds benefiting the Vancouver Maritime Museum and the goal of raising awareness of the history and issues of Canada’s Arctic.

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Win a Ticket to the Vancouver Maritime Museum’s ‘Arctic Gala’ on October 24 (value $300)

Cheers! Top Drop Vancouver is Back

Photo credit: Christine McAvoy Photograph

Photo credit: Christine McAvoy Photograph

If you’ve not heard of it before, prepare to get thoroughly excited about the return of Top Drop Vancouver, a unique two day event that brings together wineries, craft breweries, and cideries from around the world and then pairs them with delicious sustainably farmed foods. Top Drop Vancouver’s Main Event is a charity fundraising grand tasting and there are a brace of thrilling winery dinners that have tickets available too.  Continue reading:
Cheers! Top Drop Vancouver is Back

Cross-Canada chef dinner series selling like hotcakes

Quebec chef Derek Dammann | Photo from Edible Canada website

Quebec chef Derek Dammann | Photo from Edible Canada website

For the entire year of 2015, you can eat your way across Canada without leaving Vancouver—but you’d best make your plans now.

It’s barely been a week since Edible Canada announced its Coast to Coast Market Dinner Series, which highlights the cuisine of a different Canadian province each month. At the start of each month, a notable Canadian chef will travel to the Granville Island restaurant to prepare a meal for up to 75 guests.

The first featured region is the Yukon, but that February 2 dinner has just sold out. (It features The Boreal Gourmet author and chef Michele Genest and trapper Teena Dickson.) The other monthly dinners are filling up fast.

Here’s the lowdown on who’s coming so you can snap up tickets. Hint: the featured chef for March is Canada’s first Top Chef and now cooks in Saskatchewan.

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Cross-Canada chef dinner series selling like hotcakes

Win Two Tickets to Edible Canada’s Ultimate Winter Olympics Party on Granville Island!

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Come down to Edible Canada House and cheer on our Canadian athletes as they vie for gold at Sochi. The second annual Festival Under the Bridge takes place February 14 to 16 beneath the Granville Bridge.

Kicking off on Friday at 6 pm, Edible Canada’s Olympic-themed bash invites the city to cheer on Team Canada and get up close to the action with three massive projector screens airing live and pre-recorded Winter Games coverage. The show is complemented by live performances (ranging from indie bluegrass bands to DJs), food stations dishing up mouthwatering Canadian comfort eats (like bison chili, Alberta beef brisket and maple flapjacks), local bevvies (including a “Garnish Your Own” Caesar bar, craft beer, wine and spirits) and more. And don’t worry about the winter weather, the event takes place under a covered space.

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Win Two Tickets to Edible Canada’s Ultimate Winter Olympics Party on Granville Island!

10 ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Vancouver

Photo credit: A Prettier Web

Photo credit: A Prettier Web

Plato once said, “love is a grave mental disease.”

Each year millions of people display symptoms of this mental disease because of a holiday hyperbolized by a card company. Yes, ladies and gents, Valentine’s Day is around the corner and you may be expected to organise something fun and slightly romantic.

Lacking ideas for fun, lovey-dovey things to do this Valentine’s Day? I’ve got you covered if you fancy beer, are looking for flower alternatives or want to relive the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. Check out my selection of 10 Valentine’s Day to dos below.   Continue reading:
10 ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Vancouver