What to do in and around Vancouver?
We just had the most perfect wedding and are up in Kelowna on our honeymoon, installed at the Manteo Resort and about to do get up to some more fun this afternoon! There’s a lot going on in here and in Vancouver and and so we’re suggesting you might like to do a bit of both! We’re back Friday so may get to some Cinco de Mayo events, but I am doing the half marathon and the snout to tail dinner for sure!
NZ Wine Tiki Tour May 4
Annual New Zealand Wine Fair
Date: Thursday 4 May 2017
Time: 7:00PM – 9:30PM
Venue: Terminal City Club
Street: 837 West Hastings St.
Town/City: Vancouver, BC V6C 1B6, Canada
Kiwis love setting off on a Tiki Tour. It’s a trip where you take the scenic route, sidetrack a little, linger and experience new things. We invite you to join us on the Great New Zealand Wine Tiki Tour. An evening of meandering, digressing, indulging and awakening the senses. Who knows where, what or whom you’ll discover! What we do know is there will be amazing New Zealand wines, fascinating people and memorable photo opportunities.
Pinot Noir Counter – Let us take you on a journey of taste, and experience how terrior and
winemaking results in the many unique styles of New Zealand Pinot Noir.
It’s time to escape and explore! Charity: Friends of We Care
Snout to Tail Dinner With Third Street Foods Vancouver
May 7th at 433 Granville St, Vancouver, BC
Menu whole animal; Snout to Tail.
7 courses with beer pairings
Menu developed by Chef Kai Leitner
Event hosted by Jesse Leitner and beer pairings picked by him as well.
6-8pm Sunday May 7th
Patio Launch at the Table at Codfathers – Kelowna May 3
Guess who catered our wedding? Chef Ross Derrick from The Table at Codfathers! Luckily we are still in town for this one! Patio Party Time! Wednesday May 3rd! 5 pm – 9pmish
Buck a Shuck Oyster Bar
$ 10 Fish n Chips
$ 10 Seafood Steamers
$ 10 1/2 Pints of Prawns
$ 4 Fries and aioli
$ 3 beers
$ 5 Caesars
$ 5 Wines
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at El Camino’s
El Camino’s is opening early on Friday, May 5th to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Enjoy Cazadores Tequila tasting from 3 pm; food specials; Cazadores cocktails; and live music starting at 8:30 pm. No cover. No reservations.
May 4-6, 2017 The Health & Sports Expo
The Health & Sports Expo is a free three-day event to kick off marathon week! I’m not going to miss this one, AND I’m also running the half marathon. Head down to checkout all the latest health and sports products, May 4-6, at Vancouver Convention Centre West – you can win amazing prizes including Whitecaps tickets from BMO, Seahawks Training Camp VIP passes, Saucony Shoes, Air France flights to Paris and more! There will be tons of giveaways and free samples from over 120 brands. It’s free, fun and where you want to be!
You don’t have to be a runner to attend. This event is free and open to the general public. Race participants will also pick-up their race bib, timing chip and tech shirt here.
Be sure to leave plenty of time to check out this free event that features new prize giveaways daily!
2017 EXPO HOURS
- Thursday, May 4, 5pm-8pm
- Friday, May 5, 11am-8pm
- Saturday, May 6, 10am-6pm
LOCATION click here
Vancouver Convention Centre West
1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC, V6C 0C3, Canada
For the second year in a row, Mealshare is inviting guests to paint the town orange and dine out for a cause during its ‘Tonight for Tomorrow’ initiative on Wednesday, May 10, to help the Vancouver-based non-profit social enterprise raise some much-needed funds for its mission to end youth hunger.
During the exclusive, one-night-only event, 15 participating restaurants and counting will partner with Mealshare. For every one dollar a patron spends on food at one of these participating restaurants that evening, one dollar will be donated to Mealshare. To mark the occasion, a number of major Vancouver landmarks like BC Place, City Hall, TELUS World of Science and more will be illuminated orange to show support for the second-annual event.
Participating restaurants to date include:
- Anatoli Souvlaki
- The Bayside Lounge
- Brix & Mortar
- The Emerald
- Fable (lunch only)
- The Greek by Anatoli
- Jamjar Commercial
- Jamjar South Granville
- The Mackenzie Room
- The Oakwood Canadian Bistro
- The Portside Pub
- Sai Woo
- Tuc Craft Kitchen
Mealshare regularly partners with hundreds of restaurants in eight cities across Canada that support the charity’s ‘buy-one, give-one’ model, allowing guests who order a Mealshare-branded item on the menu to provide a complimentary meal to youth in need at no extra cost to them. For each featured meal sold, participating restaurants contribute financially to Mealshare, which forwards the funds to its network of partner charities to purchase the groceries and ingredients needed for a meal. The result: buy one, give one — a meal for a meal.
With the help of 14 Vancouver partner restaurants, Mealshare marked the end of its milestone ‘Road to One Million’ meals campaign last November, which counted down to the one-millionth meal the charity has helped serve to youth in need across Canada since its inception in 2013. The non-profit is planning a major expansion this June, by adding over 20 new Vancouver establishments to the Mealshare family of restaurants, including Jamjar South Granville, The Dirty Apron and Bao Down.