VTSL’s Improv Wars – The Laugh Jedi

Vancouver TheatreSports League (VTSL) is back with another hilarious pop culture themed improv show! Improv Wars – The Laugh Jedi runs every Thursday through Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. from now until November 18th. The show starts off with “A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…” video beginning and then an introduction by…

Short Films at Vancouver International Film Festival 2017

With students back to school, the first golden orange leaves falling off the maple trees, we are wrapping up Vancouver’s Indian summer with the 36th Annual Vancouver International Film Festival. This year’s festival started with a gala evening of Canadiana with Vancouver film, Meditation Park, produced by award-winning alum, Mina Shum. Along with featured films…

Oh, Canada! – VTSL Summer Improv Time!

Happy summer, lovely people! Once again, the Vancouver Theatre Sports League is putting on an amazing show for us all. As with everything for the last few months (and next few weeks as we wind down from all the festivities), it’s Canada 150 themed! Oh, Canada, The True North Strong and Funny was an absolute…

Les Belles-Soeurs, uniquely Canadian and undeniably hilarious

Often, it’s hard to describe what makes up the Canadian identity. In a country full of so many different cultures, normally people shrug and point towards the closest place to get poutine. But there’s something about this play, either the distinct Quebecois dialogue or the little bit of O Canada thrown in at the end,…

Your Monday Cocktail: The Lumberjack’s Kryptonite

Combat the coldest month of the year and hibernate until the sun comes out with Chic Choc Spiced R’s latest cocktail— “Lumberjack’s Kryptonite”. Drawing its inspiration from the boreal forest of the Chic Choc Mountains in Quebec, Chic Choc Spiced Rum is the only artisanal rum made with a mixture of six indigenous spices found…

Where’s the beef? It’s at the new Dunn’s Famous in Vancouver

Ask anyone in Canada that loves food what Montreal is known for and they’ll most likely say poutine and smoked meat. At the newly-relaunched Dunn’s Famous in downtown Vancouver you can get both of these authentic tastes from Montreal every day without having to buy a plane ticket, pack a suitcase, take a taxi to the…

Canadian Club Tasting at Wildebeest

I have a pretty well-stocked bar at home, and I have to admit that rye whisky is not included. I have scotch, brandy and cognac, but no rye. After the Canadian Club tasting event I attended last night at Wildebeest in Vancouver, that’s definitely going to change. Descending downstairs into the “Underbelly” room, the first…

FlyOver Canada Hosts Vancouver’s Ultimate Canada Day Fireworks Party

The Canada Day ‘experts’ at FlyOver Canada host their annual fireworks party on July 1, 2015 at 8pm at Canada Place. Adults and families of all ages are invited to the celebration – which sells out yearly – to take in the fireworks show from a private viewing zone on the ‘flight deck’, while enjoying Vancouver’s hottest attraction FlyOver…

Introducing Canadian Club Chairman’s Select Maple #CONTEST

Canadian Club has recently launched Canadian Club Chairman’s Select Maple Liqueur. This is an instant Canadian classic.  Not your typical whisky, this spirit blends smooth-tasting Canadian Club Premium 1858 whisky and the sweetness of maple. I love the smoothness of the whisky. It makes the perfect straight-up shot, specially when served ice cold. Hey, Mexicans…

Prestons Launches Taste of Canada Menu

Located in Coal Harbour, Preston’s pristine downtown location is perfect for after-work drinks, dinner with friends or brunch. I was invited to Prestons to sample their new Canadian-inspired menu by Chef Bruce Nollert featuring comfort food classics with a twist. Some highlights included: From the prairies: Pierogies & Sausage ($10.50)  – stuffed with celeriac &…