While dozens of breweries seem to be popping up everywhere else in the Lower Mainland, Burnaby is finally getting one of its very own.
SHARE Family & Community Services Society hosts a free drug and alcohol education session, from 7 to 8: 30 p.m. at its offices on the second floor of 2615 Clarke St. in Port Moody. The topic is "Cocaine, crystal meth and marijuana - the struggle to recover, and what long-term recovery looks like." This education series, which runs Wednesdays through July 24, is aimed at those who have an alcohol or drug problem, those concerned about their use, and those affected by the use of others. The format consists of a video, a brief presentation and open discussion. Info: 604-936-3900.
This year's Ladner May Days will have a range of treats and eats.
WHILE recently perusing the list of winners in one food magazine's "best of" awards, I was struck by an anomaly in the "Neighbourhood Gem" category.
'A Taste of BC's Finest' at Semiahmoo House in South Surrey raised funds for the society's programs with great food and wine, and much fun all around.
AS mentioned last column, we're into Agave Week (May 1924), which culminates in the International Tequila Expo (May 24, Hyatt Regency, 6-9 p.m.), that benefits B.C. Hospitality Foundation.
Dietary fibre used to be something we thought only our grandparents needed to help them stay "regular."
"Paying it forward" is a concept that has made some news in the last couple of years. What happens is someone will pay for your items, usually anonymously, and the hope is that you will "pay it forward" to someone else, although it is not necessary that you do.
WHAT first began in 2006 as a valiant, but low-key attempt to introduce Vancouver diners to our own spot prawn fishery has turned into the city's most delicious celebration of spring.
The Best of BC Wines Uncorked tasting arrives at Port Moody City Hall Galleria on Saturday, May 25. A cross section of the best B.C. has to offer is highlighted, with over 35 wineries pouring at this year's event.
THERE are few family businesses as legendary as Hennessy Cognac.
ONE day into a whirlwind tour of Burgundy, and my very obliging guide Youri Lebault (bourgognegold-tour.com) is anxious to make sure I understand the importance of "The Rocks."
With Mother's Day just around the corner, one neighbourhood business association is planning something special for all moms out there.
One of the challenges of reviewing wines is that usually, reviewers have to rely on their individual tasting skills and on an off day this can be a challenge.
They get a chance at an education they may not otherwise be able to afford.
Undeterred by continuing negative feedback from the community on their many past efforts to maximize their profits by re-zoning the waterfront Imperial Landing properties, Onni is having yet another kick at the can.
I'VE followed the fortunes of B.C.'s smaller wineries with interest for some time now, so when an invite to drop by and check out some new releases from a handful described as "wine farmers" popped into my inbox I was all over it.
When the last shopper leaves Coquitlam Centre on May 4, volunteers will have an hour to transform a portion of the mall into an elegant venue for a wine and food tasting event.
Third in a three-part series looking at the impact of local food on the people and economy of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. The businesses and people featured in the articles will also appear at the Cheers to the Planet eco-gala Saturday, an event hosted by the CEED Centre.