Tag: north shore

  • Great Canadian Landscaping 10 Year Celebration for ALS

    It’s a story of local boy does good – real good in fact when you consider that 10 years ago Chris O’Donohue started out with not much more than a wheelbarrow and a dream. Last week, the gang at The Great Canadian Landscaping Company broke out the bubbly and the beer in a somewhat bittersweet…

  • Canadian Culinary Championships and Mangia e Bevi Fundraiser

    It was a culinary event of Olympic proportions and the big winners were our own Olympic athletes. The Canadian Culinary Championships (CCC) were held late last month and were the culmination of the local regional Gold Medal Plates city competitions held throughout the year across Canada. The fundraisers were all designed to help put Canadian…

  • West Vancouver Chamber Christmas 2009

    The West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, along with guests and friends, held their annual Christmas gala at the beautiful Capilano Golf and Country Club last week. Live jazz, fabulous silent auction items and a special visit from Santa were all part of the evening, the highlight of which had to be the magnificent fit-for-a-king buffet…

  • Quattro Cookbook, BC Chowder and more

    IT was a fun “foodie” type week last week as competitions, cookbooks and the first sign of Christmas crept into the headlines. First up, local chefs help promote sustainable seafood at the Vancouver Aquarium during the Seafood Chowder Chowdown. Then, it was time for a little Viva Italia at Quattro on 4th as local favourite,…

  • Canadian Country Music Awards, Chef Meets Grape and more

    Country music, Bhangra drums plus celebrity chefs and wine helped wrap up the last week of Summer 2009. First up, the Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMA) brought big name singers to the city with a festival that included live concerts, fan parties and a fabulous live awards show that was broadcast across Canada. Next up, West Vancouver…

  • West Vancouver Harmony Arts Festival

    The 19th Annual Harmony Arts Festival is always a favourite among locals, but this year, thanks to some spectacular record breaking temperatures, the crowds have gotten bigger and bigger. Art displays, children’s activities, youth rock, weekend craft fairs, evening outdoor movies and live concerts by the sea are all part of the festival that just…

  • Richard Brodeur Tee Off Fore Breast Cancer

    Former Canucks superstar goalie “King” Richard Brodeur was the headliner last week at the first annual Tee Off Fore Breast Cancer tournament at Meadow Gardens. Pink balloon archways, and a live Elvis impersonator, greeted all the North Shore golfers who made the trip east to play in support of this worthwhile cause. Organizers did a…

  • Jazz in the Park for Adoptive Families BC

    Live jazz, celebrity blackjack, martini and whiskey tastings and fabulous food. It was a celebration to remember this past weekend as the Adoptive Families Association of BC held their gala fundraiser in the history Stanley Park Pavilion. Fabulous auction items helped raise even more money, the most popular of which was a custom Fire in…

  • Vancouver Leo Awards 2009

    The Leo Awards, BC’s version of the Oscars and Emmys, took place last weekend at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver. Produced by the North Shore’s own Sonny Wong and Walter Daroshin, celebrities from both TV and movies walked the red carpet in style before being honoured by their peers at the gala awards show and…

  • Nite of Hope – Shoot for the Stars

    West Vancouver’s Capilano Golf and Country Club was decked out in pink and silver sparkle this past Tuesday night as the Nite of Hope – Shoot for the Stars Gala Dinner and Fashion Show took place. MC Vicki Gaberau joined members of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation in welcoming guests who were treated to a…

  • Athletics for Kids Boxing Gala

      It was time for bow ties and boxing gloves as the 7th annual Athletics for Kids (A4K) Boxing Gala was held last Friday at Hollyburn Country Club. Rock 101 FM’s Bro Jake “The Champ” Edwards had them rolling in the aisles as he helped MC the evening which included a glamorous martini reception, big…

  • Vancouver Waldorf School Festival of the Arts 2009

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    The prestigious Vancouver Waldorf school (located in North Vancouver) offers a private education like no other. With emphasis on the arts, the students here get a chance to develop their talents to their full potential – often with amazing results. This past week at Centennial Theatre, friends and family helped celebrate these achievements during their…

  • Fifty Fabulous Women at Shangri La Hotel

    Vancouver’s newest skyscraper, The Shangri-La Hotel, opened it’s doors to the public last week. The multi- million dollar marvel is sure to wow visitors and locals alike as it attracts big name celebs and chefs to its doorstep. But thanks to socialite Christy King and 50 of her fabulous lady friends, the gals got a…

  • Rutledge Run for Zajac Ranch

      Did you make any New Year’s resolutions this year? If you did, and you’re finding it hard to stick to some of them, then maybe this can be an inspiration. West Vancouver’s Don Rutledge, who is better known for his involvement in race cars, the hospitality industry and investment portfolios, made a pledge last…

  • A New Year’s Toast to 2009

      Let’s raise a glass to old and new, and all the things we say and do. Sometimes, it passes oh so fast – but thanks to photos, it can last. The parties, full of fun and cheer – helped us ring in a brand new New Year. And the faces say it all so…