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Weekly Goods – CandyTown, Bocuse D’Or and More

What to do in Vancouver this coming week!

Okay folks is it just me or does it seem like Christmas is coming even faster this year? I’ve already been through Christmas in November, in Jasper, and been out to Potter’s Nursery and will have a summary of that both of those adventures shortly, and now Vancouver’s streets are all full of holiday hurrah! Why fight it? EMBRACE THE SEASON. #therealsanta

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CandyTown – November 26 in Yaletown

Okay is it just me or do those gingerbread men scare the crap out of you too. Almost like clowns, no? In any case the rest of CandyTown promises to be less freaky and my pals at WildTale are bringing in some Effingham Oysters to shuck and there will be festive cocktails around Yaletown, Santa,  and more!

FEATURED ACTIVITIES: 12 PM – 7 PM

  • “All I Want for Christmas” Gift Market
  • Free Horse Carriage Rides (in front of 1200 Pacific Blvd)
  • Visits with Santa and the Ice Queen
  • Ice Carving Demonstration
  • Live music and street performers
  • Candy Making
  • Christmas Tree Lot

Bocuse D’Or Canada Fundraiser

If you haven’t dined on Chef Keith Peters cuisine you are seiously missing out. He and his team are rocking it out in Burnaby. This fundraiser is the foodie event of the season and a chance to mix and mingle with the culinary elite of our Province. Funds go to send our Canadian Chef to the Bocuse d’Or to compete in ultimate culinary challenge! GO CHEF JAMES OLBERG! Buy Tickets

6:00 PM

Delta Hotels Marriott Burnaby, BC

Wednesday, November 30, 2016  at the Delta Hotels Marriott
4331 Dominion St, BurnabyCanape’s & Cocktails 6pm
Dinner 7pm-10pm
DJ & Dancing 10pm-MidnightCome and dine with Vancouver’s top chefs and Bocuse D’Or alumni to support Canada’s competitor James Olberg.  Attendees will enjoy an exquisitely prepared 5 course meal assembled by Delta Hotels Marriott, Executive chef Keith Pears.  Each course will be paired with carefully selected wine to compliment Keith’s unique ability to present flavours and stunning plate presentations.This is your chance to get to know some of Vancouver’s top restaurant talent.  Each table will be hosted by some of the cities hottest chefs including Victor Bongo, John Carlo, Bernard Casavant, Alex Chen, TJ Conwi, Dennis Green, Donald Gyurkovits, Lynda Larouche, Chris Mills, Patrick Quigley, Hamid Salimian, Jack Tsai, Alex Tung, Jeffery Young and Marcus Von Albrecht just to name a few.

The evening will feature an informative presentation on the highly prestigious Bocuse D’Or competition and Canada’s representative, plenty of prizes and raffels.  All proceeds will benefit Canada’s representative.TICKETS*:

Single tickets $208.25 ($199.99 + $9.25 s/c)

Table of 9 $1870($1800 + $70 s/c)

*Admission includes a chef hosted at your table, complimentary martini and 5 course meal paired with wine. Tables are selling quickly, so don’t miss your opportunity to dine with Vancouver’s top chefs.

Christmas at FlyOver Canada

I love this show, especially at Christmas! We went for Halloween and will be back for this for sure! Christmas at FlyOver Canada offers guests the opportunity to experience a magical twist on the ‘Ultimate Flying Ride’. Riders will embark on a mission to help Santa Claus search for his missing elves during the exhilarating flight across Canada, and on to his magical workshop in the North Pole!

website. November 24, 2016 – January 2, 2017 | Daily from 10am – 9pm*

 

Downtown Vancouver’s Sweetest Winter Festival Returns to Yaletown

 candytownOn November 22, 2014, the third annual CandyTown festival will set up shop once again, as downtown Vancouver’s only free outdoor Christmas celebration.

The festival, which drew around 15,000 visitors last year, is hosted and produced by the merchants of Yaletown through the Yaletown Business Improvement Association. CandyTown will draw on a seasonal candy theme to deliver a fun, memorable day for kids of all ages-from families with young children to groups of adults who want to get in on the holiday spirit. Visitors will experience Vancouver’s heritage district of Yaletown transformed into a winter wonderland.

Little ones will delight in visiting Santa and the Ice Queen at the North Pole (from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Bill Curtis Square), taking a horse-drawn carriage ride, sponsored by Concord Pacific, from Salsa and Agave on Pacific Blvd. (the 15-minute ride circulates Pacific, Hamilton and Davie streets) and participating in crafts, face painting and balloon twisting at the Starlight Children’s Foundation tent. See ice sculptures created live at Bill Curtis Square, pose for a photo op with Santa and other seasonal characters, craft unique candy necklaces and jewellery, and enjoy holiday music courtesy of roaming musicians, street buskers and music tents. The Grey Cup Festival will also pay a visit to hand out candy, mini footballs and other treats. And because it just wouldn’t be a Christmas celebration without festive trees, guests can pick out a tree to take home from the Yaletown Rotary Club lot.

A popular attraction last year, the All I Want for Christmas Gift Market will brim with tempting treats and gorgeous gifts. Food vendors include Damien’s Belgian Waffles, Half Baked Cookie Co., Mancakes Bakery, Maples Sugar Shack and many more. The market is the perfect place to get a head start on holiday shopping, thanks to Vancouver Candle Company, Standout Boutique, Elana Lauren Designs jewelry, and 3H Craftworks. Lindt will also have a piñata to launch their seasonal Lindor chocolate line.

CandyTown attendees are also invited to donate to the BC Children’s Hospital and the Starlight Children’s Foundation.

CandyTown will take place on Saturday, November 22 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Mainland Street in Yaletown. This outdoor Christmas festival is free, open to the public and promises to ignite the Christmas spirit in guests of all ages. Visit the YBIA website for a full schedule of activities.

 

Yaletown CandyTown Cocktail Tour

Provence

Initially the suggestion of candied drinks held little appeal, but after reading through the list, I think you’ll find they sound, well, sweet! GLV

As part of the CandyTown festival, Yaletown restaurants have stepped up with candy-themed cocktails!

From 6pm until 9pm on Saturday November 23, go on a self-guided CandyTown Cocktail tour. Just ask your server for the special CandyTown featured cocktail at participating restaurants.

Lavender martini from Provence Marinaside (pictured)

Cactus Club Cafe’s Nothing But Pink Martini

The Distillery Bar & Paulies Kitchen’ North Pole Brandy Smash
Apricot Brandy, Whiskey, Cinnamon Syrup and Trio of Bitters poured over ice

Glowbal Grill’s Fuzzy Peach Elyx Mojito
Made with ABSOLUT Elyx Vodka, Giffard’s Peach, Mint, Lime, Soda, Fuzzy Peach Candy

GoodWolfe Kitchen + Bar’s Under the Mistletoe
Made with Lambrusco wine, Vodka, Vanilla-nutmeg syrup

Hapa Izakaya’s Kitty Collection
Hello Kitty
The Original – Strawberry purée, Calpis, Absolut vodka, soda

Ginger Kitty
Bacardi Oakheart, Calpis, gingerale

Oolong Kitty
Absolut Citron, Calpis, oolong tea

Sour Kitty
Cazadores Blanco, Calpis, lime, grapefruit juice, soda

Mellow Kitty
Bacardi, Bols melon, Calpis, soda

Milestones’s Mexican Hot Toddy

Minami’s Spiced Pear Sake-tini 
Made with Pear Sake, Pear juice, Cinnamon

New Oxford’s Candy Cane Lane Cocktail
Made with Hendrick’s Gin, Giffard menthe pastille, Pomegranate syrup, Bittered Sling Suius cherry bitters

Provence Marinaside and The Wine Bar’s Lavender Martini 

SOCIETY’s Strawberry Watermelon Heavenaide
Made with ABSOLUT Elyx Vodka, Strawberry Puree, Giffard’s Watermelon, Lemon Juice, Topped with Cotton Candy

Yaletown Brewing Company’s Holiday Classic
Made with Spiced rum and eggnog. Enough said.

CandyTown: Free Outdoor Holiday Festival

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What: Come celebrate the kick off of the holiday season with a free outdoor Christmas festival for the whole family in Vancouver’s Yaletown.

Who: This event is organized and coordinated by the Yaletown Business Improvement Association.

When: Saturday, November 23, 2013 from 12:00pm – 9:00pm

12:00pm- 9:00pm

– All I Want for Christmas Gift Market

– Candy Making at the Candy Hut

– Roaming Musicians and Buskers

– Christmas Tree Lot by the Yaletown Rotary Club

– Free Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

– Toy Drive Tent by the Donnelly Foundation

1:00pm- 6:00pm

– Visit with Santa in the North Pole

2:00pm- 7:00pm

– Live Ice Sculptures at the North Pole

6:00pm- 9:00pm 

– CandyTown Cocktail Tour

Where: Mainland Street in Yaletown, Vancouver BC

Media are invited to attend the event to film and take photographs, key interviews and candy making demos are available. Please direct all media inquiries to Tiffany Soper: tiffany@tiffanysoper.com / 604.783.0013

About Yaletown

Yaletown is Vancouver’s trendy and upscale renovated warehouse district. This fresh urban neighbourhood is just an easy walk from the centre of downtown Vancouver or a quick ferry ride from Granville Island. Yaletown’s converted heritage buildings are home to some of the city’s top fashion and design shops, as well as cutting edge restaurants and bars. Old loading docks act as giant sidewalks and create a unique setting for wandering, shopping, or lounging at one of the many outdoor patios.

About Yaletown Business Improvement Association

The Yaletown BIA is an independent non-profit association of commercial property owners and business tenants who join together to promote and improve the economic vitality of the Yaletown neighbourhood. Today the Yaletown BIA is an organization capable of handling top-tier international opportunities such as the 2010 Olympics, hosting well-heeled travel writers from around the world and producing outstanding public events that attract thousands of shoppers and diners annually. For more information visit yaletowninfo.com.

Get a Sweet Start on Your Holiday Season in Candytown

Yaletown to Host Vancouver’s Newest Christmas Festival

The Yaletown Business Improvement Association is proud to announce the only free outdoor Christmas festival on Mainland Street in Downtown Vancouver. November 23-24, 2012, Candytown is kicking off the festive season with a fun and interactive weekend.

Vancouver’s newest festival will transform the heritage district of Yaletown into a winter wonderland. Lights and candy canes will adorn lamp poles and costumed characters will parade down Mainland Street. Holiday shoppers are invited to start their seasonal gift buying in Yaletown with local merchants as well as a specialty market carrying unique gifts and holiday treats which will take over the street.

Show off your skating skills at the free Scotiabank Yaletown Ice Rink at Bill Curtis Square. NHL star Trevor Linden will make an appearance on Saturday November 24th from 12pm – 3pm, participating in skating activities and signing autographs for fans. The public can sign up for the opportunity to skate with Trevor Linden by visiting Scotiabank Yaletown to enter the draw and will also have the chance to win a signed Trevor Linden hockey jersey.

Hop on the horse-drawn carriage rides brought to you by Allan Financial for a festive tour around Yaletown. Santa will be parking his sleigh to give children a chance to meet his reindeer at Candytown’s very own reindeer barn. Candytown will be a family-friendly event but features fun for people of all ages. Revellers can enjoy the Candytown Cocktail Tour with candy-themed drinks featured at participating Yaletown restaurants.

Candytown will take place on Friday November 23 from 3pm – 9pm, and Saturday November 24 from 12pm – 9pm on Mainland Street in Yaletown. This outdoor Christmas festival is free, open to the public and sure to get people into the Christmas spirit.

About Yaletown
Yaletown is Vancouver’s trendy and upscale renovated warehouse district. This fresh urban neighbourhood is just an easy walk from the centre of downtown Vancouver or a quick ferry ride from Granville Island. Yaletown’s converted heritage buildings are home to some of the city’s top fashion and design shops, as well as cutting edge restaurants and bars. Old loading docks act as giant sidewalks and create a unique setting for wandering, shopping, or lounging at one of the many outdoor patios.

About Yaletown Business Improvement Association

The Yaletown BIA is an independent non-profit association of commercial property owners and business tenants who join together to promote and improve the economic vitality of the Yaletown neighbourhood. Today the Yaletown BIA is an organization capable of handling top-tier international opportunities such as the 2010 Olympics, hosting well-heeled travel writers from around the world and producing outstanding public events that attract thousands of shoppers and diners annually. For more information visit: http://yaletowninfo.com