North Shore Vancouver Rotary Wine and Food Festival to Benefit Youth

North Shore Rotarians from both North and West Vancouver chapters came together last weekend to raise funds for North Shore Youth programs at this very special night out. The North Shore Rotary Wine & Food Festival was held last weekend at West Vancouver’s Park Royal Shopping Centre. Featuring food and wine from local restaurants and suppliers, the evening gave guests a chance to sup, sip and sample from a wide selection of delicious options. Live music, raffle prizes and more equalled a great neighbourhood event for a very worthwhile cause.


01 – Upholding the “Service Above Self” motto, Rotarians Eddie Chong, left, Ardath Paxton-Mann and David Spears help take tickets at the front door while welcoming guests.

02 – North Shore Culinary School students Michael Izdebski, left, and Abbey Cruz serve up some delicious duck canapés with their instructor Don Guthro.

03 – Where’s the beef? Park Royal’s Peter and Helen Black, of Peter Black Butcher and Sons, take some time off to enjoy a night out together.

04 – Grouse Mountain’s culinary team help serve up some delicious samples that pair very well with the wine being served. From left: Lucas Sinkey, Marina Hansen and Mitch Ozmun.

05 – An excellent choice sir. Kye Melchert, of Select Wines and Spirits, will happily help you “select” a favourite.

06 – Aw shucks! Working the oyster bar on behalf of the Horseshoe Bay Boathouse restaurant are Liana Holmes and Nick Allan.

07 – BC Wine Gal’s Sarah Bertin proudly pours for guests from a selection of Naramata area wines.

08 – A little merlot to go with a girls’ night out. Enjoying an evening with friends are Nayer Abadi, left, Susan Rezania, Maryam Hashemi and Pari Zamani.

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By Catherine Barr – Oct 22, 2011

Also as seen in print in the North Shore Outlook Newspaper on Oct 27, 2011

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