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North Shore Realtors’ Party

Posted: January 19, 2017 

North Shore Realtors’ Party With all the talk about Vancouver's real estate market, it's easy to forget that behind the scenes there are real people working hard. It takes some real skill and knowledge to help someone buy or sell a home properly and you won't find anyone better than someone who lives locally and gives where they live. Congrats to all our WestVancouver and NorthVancouver real estate pros and may you have the best ...more

Chinatown Foundation Gala

Posted: November 25, 2016 

Chinatown Foundation Gala It was one of the biggest galas of the year raising over $2.5 million dollars. Restoring Vancouver's Chinatown was the cause celeb and the who's who of Vancouver turned out to help. This sold out event was held at the Fairmont Vancouver Hotel and thanks to the generosity of some of West Vancouver's most prominent families, the night was a complete success. Congrats to all ...more

Fraser Riverkeepers Gala

Posted: November 22, 2016 

Fraser Riverkeepers Gala Swim. Drink. Fish. The message was as crisp and clear as the waters they are trying to protect. The Fraser Riverkeepers Gala, held at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Vancouver, was a delight for all the senses. Fabulous food, famous faces and a live music lineup that rivals most award shows - this was a night to remember as every detail helped remind us that our waterways, rivers, oceans and ...more

Lonsdale Quay 30th Anniversary Long Table Dinner Event

Posted: June 24, 2016 

Lonsdale Quay 30th Anniversary Long Table Dinner Event Lonsdale Quay 30th Anniversary Corks and Forks - Hard to believe it's been 30 years since the Lonsdale Quay set up shop in North Vancouver. Known for its mini markets, eclectic shops, fresh food and amazing views of the waterfront and city, the Quay is a staple with locals and tourists alike. Celebrating with a special Corks and Forks long table dinner, Quay executives and special guests toasted the occasion in ...more

Daffodil Ball 2016 Canadian Cancer Society

Posted: June 24, 2016 

Daffodil Ball 2016 Canadian Cancer Society Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Ball - Celebrating their 20th anniversity, the Canadian Cancer Society's glamorous Daffodil Ball was held at the spectacular Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. A VIP champagne reception, with live music by Blue Rodeo's Jim Cuddy, kicked off the night. Then there was the formal dinner, digital silent auction, the legendary cake live auction and dancing into the night. Raising an amazing $1.3 million, this gala continues to impress as it helps advocate ...more

Hotel Georgia’s New Prohibition Cocktail Lounge is Sexy Chic

Posted: February 11, 2015 

Hotel Georgia’s New Prohibition Cocktail Lounge is Sexy Chic A modern crystal chandelier greets you at the door as you descend the spiral staircase. At the bottom, a plush long bar, lined with tantalizing turquoise bar chairs, outlines the room. Small cluster cocktail tables with padded booths and small stools stand adjacent waiting for couples to come cuddle. And while you may be there for a casual drink, you'll quickly wish it was for something more forbidden, like a ...more

Mission Hill Anthony Von Mandl at Vancouver Board of Trade

Posted: April 29, 2014 

Mission Hill Anthony Von Mandl at Vancouver Board of Trade The Vancouver Board of Trade is well known for its speaker series and business events that attract the most prominent people in Vancouver. Last week, at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Mission Hill owner/proprietor and Mark Anthony brands' own Anthony von Mandl was at the podium to speak to a near sell-out crowd about his history and the BC wine business. A riveting performance with all the elements of a best-selling ...more

Regency Lexus Luxury Gala Opening

Posted: April 27, 2014 

Regency Lexus Luxury Gala Opening Vancouver's Ahamed family is well known for their generosity and philanthropy with many charity events in Vancouver. They are also well known for their Regency automobile empire which includes brands like Toyota, Volkswagen, Infiniti, Nissan and Lexus. Last week, at the opening of their new Regency Lexus flagship store on Burrard, the family welcomed dignitaries, celebs and VIP guests to share in the special event. Black tie butlers greeted guests ...more

Gotham 15th Anniversary Soiree Attracts Local Celebs

Posted: April 13, 2014 

Gotham 15th Anniversary Soiree Attracts Local Celebs Gotham Steakhouse is a well known celebrity hotspot in Vancouver. With big wines, a glamourous cocktail lounge and famous faces - it is a see-and-be-seen kind of place that has held some legendary parties and charity events over the years. Celebrating its 15th anniversary last week, owner Neil Aisenstat invited friends and VIP guests to help mark the milestone. Cheers and congrats! - - - 01 - Lovely ladies are alway part ...more

Olympic 2010 Memories at XL Summit Leadership Party

Posted: February 16, 2014 

Olympic 2010 Memories at XL Summit Leadership Party It's been a time of Olympic celebrations as Sochi 2014 celebrates the best in winter sports and achievement. Hard to believe that it was only four short years ago that Vancouver was in the world spotlight showing off our city and its people. Reliving the moments was all part of the theme at the recent XL Leadership Summit opening night reception event. Sponsored by the TwentyTen Group, the night was ...more

West Vancouver Chamber Holiday Galas

Posted: December 16, 2013 

West Vancouver Chamber Holiday Galas The West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce wrapped up the year with two major events that marked another season of successful business on the North Shore. First up, it was the Under 40s event at Lynn Valley's Brown's restaurant where guests got a chance to sip and sample from the menu while hearing from keynote speaker/owner Derek Archer. Next, it was time to celebrate the holidays with the annual Christmas dinner ...more

Vancouver’s Newest Governor – Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia

Posted: May 13, 2013 

Vancouver’s Newest Governor – Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia West Vancouver's Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia may look like just another pretty face, but beneath this tiny frame lies a superwoman of epic strength and generosity who can now add the title of "Governor" to her list of achievements. It was a well-deserved honour for the businesswoman and mother who is not only founder of the Absolute Spa Group, but is also responsible for raising over $2.6 million for various children's charities. ...more

Novus Nights at Vancouver Club for Zajac Ranch

Posted: May 12, 2013 

Novus Nights at Vancouver Club for Zajac Ranch It was the place to see and be seen last week as the Mel Jr & Marty Zajac Foundation of Young Professionals held their first annual fundraiser. Held at the prestigious Vancouver Club, Novus Nights was an evening of glitz and glamour. Each level of the five floor club was magically transformed into a different theme complete with matching food and libations. A chance to network with fellow up-and-comer business ...more

West Vancouver Chamber President’s Dinner and Business Awards

Posted: April 19, 2013 

West Vancouver Chamber President’s Dinner and Business Awards The West Vancouver Chamber's President's Dinner & Business Excellence Awards took place last week at the West Vancouver Yacht Club. Every year, it is an excitement packed evening honouring nominees throughout the community in categories like Best Big Business, Best Small Business, Best New Business, Best Innovator, Young Entrepreneur and Citizen of the Year. Auction items and a formal buffet dinner were also part of the night. An extra special ...more

Penthouse Vancouver Book Launch – Liquor, Lust and The Law

Posted: November 25, 2012 

Penthouse Vancouver Book Launch – Liquor, Lust and The Law The police have tried to shut it down. A fire almost burned it down. And harder economic times have certainly brought the pressure down. But like a prize fighter who refuses to stay down, The Penthouse nightclub has rolled with the punches and survived to tell the tale of what really happens after dark in Vancouver, over the last 65 years. That tale is called "Liquor, Lust and The Law" (Arsenal ...more

Singer Sarah McLachlan and Canucks VP Michael Doyle Star in September Events

Posted: September 30, 2012 

Singer Sarah McLachlan and Canucks VP Michael Doyle Star in September Events Fall season is upon us and events are in full swing. First up, a unique West Vancouver event spearheaded by West Vancouver Chamber VP Jason Black. Held at the Tap House in Park Royal, this networking event was targeted for the Under 35 business mind. Featuring Vancouver Canucks VP Michael Doyle, the new Face 2 Face program promises to deliver high profile keynote speakers as well as a chance to ...more

West Vancouver Chamber Presidents Dinner and Business Awards

Posted: June 25, 2012 

West Vancouver Chamber Presidents Dinner and Business Awards The West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce held their President's Dinner and business awards this month at West Vancouver's Hollyburn Country Club. The evening was an elegant affair where business owners, council members and friends got a chance to socialize and enjoy a formal night out. An elegant buffet dinner, followed by the awards ceremony was also marked by a special presentation in honour of West Vancouver's 100 centennial and an ...more

Junior Achievement British Columbia Business Laureates and Hall of Fame Gala at Hotel Vancouver

Posted: June 4, 2012 

Junior Achievement British Columbia Business Laureates and Hall of Fame Gala at Hotel Vancouver Junior Achievement of British Columbia (JABC) played host to over 700 prominent Vancouver business leaders last week at the 7th Annual Business Laureates of British Columbia gala dinner and "Business Hall of Fame" induction ceremonies. Held at the Hotel Vancouver, guests were treated to a five-star dinner and an evening of socializing which included a special segment dedicated to young up-and-coming business minds. Welcomed into the Business Hall of Fame ...more

West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Christmas Part at Capilano Golf and Country Club

Posted: December 23, 2011 

West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Christmas Part at Capilano Golf and Country Club West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce held its annual Christmas party at Capilano Golf and Country Club this month. It was a fabulous dress-up affair complete with cocktail reception, live music and both silent and live auction items. And even as much as Capilano is known for their fabulous food, this year staff outdid themselves with one of the absolutely best buffets I have ever experienced. Another big highlight was a ...more

Canadian Icon Allan Fotheringham Comments on Obama, Occupy Wall Street, Liberal Party in this Exclusive Interview

Posted: November 22, 2011 

Canadian Icon Allan Fotheringham Comments on Obama, Occupy Wall Street, Liberal Party in this Exclusive Interview Canadian columnist and journalism icon Allan Fotheringham came home to Vancouver last week for a private book launch party with friends and family. In a rare one-on-one interview with reporter Catherine Barr, Fotheringham doesn't miss a beat when asked about such topics as new media, President Obama, the Occupy Wall Street movement and the decimation of the Federal Liberal Party under leader Michael Ignatieff. With some tell-all secrets from the ...more

BC’s First Victoria’s Secret Store, Glenlivet 70 Year Old Scotch and Omega Watch All New Luxury Items at Vancouver’s International Airport

Posted: November 18, 2011 

BC’s First Victoria’s Secret Store, Glenlivet 70 Year Old Scotch and Omega Watch All New Luxury Items at Vancouver’s International Airport It's official, Vancouver's International Airport (YVR) is about to open British Columbia's first ever Victoria's Secret Boutique. It's one of many new items being introduced to Vancouver's award-winning airport in an attempt to attract high flyers and members of the jet set crowd. A rare Omega Ladymatic watch ($25,000) and an even rarer 70 Year Old Glenlivet scotch ($27,888), one of only 100 in the world, are also both featured ...more

Miss America visits Vancouver and North Vancouver Chamber Business Awards

Posted: November 7, 2011 

Miss America visits Vancouver and North Vancouver Chamber Business Awards West Vancouver was paid a royal visit of sorts last week as Miss America, Teresa Scanlan, visited Ambleside's Aldila Boutique. In town to help present Canadian clothing designer Joseph Ribkoff, the 18 year-old Nebraska native was the epitome of style and smarts. With a smile that sparkled even brighter than her crown, this confident young woman made it clear that the era of Barbie doll blondes and beauty pageant pigeonholing ...more

Vancouver Luxury Supercar Weekend and Borden Ladner Gervais 100 Year Celebration

Posted: September 12, 2011 

Vancouver Luxury Supercar Weekend and Borden Ladner Gervais 100 Year Celebration It was a legal who's who last week as the good folks at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, one of Canada's largest law firms, celebrated their 100 year anniversary. Cocktails and conversation were only the start as guests enjoyed five-star service at the Vancouver Convention Centre complete with entertainment by North Shore singing ensemble Aliqua and a live tugboat water ballet by Washington Marine group. Dignitaries and guests were also ...more

North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Governors’ Gala and New Zealand Wine Tour Vancouver

Posted: June 27, 2011 

North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Governors’ Gala and New Zealand Wine Tour Vancouver The North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce's Governors'Gala took place last week at North Vancouver's Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier. Media personality and actor Jackson Davies played MC as guests and members enjoyed an elegant evening of dining and entertainment. Presented by Neptune Terminals, the evening also included performances by Veena Sood and a live and silent auction in support of Presentation House Theatre. Also, it was time to toast the ...more

Business Laureates of BC Hall of Fame Awards at Hotel Vancouver

Posted: May 17, 2011 

Business Laureates of BC Hall of Fame Awards at Hotel Vancouver Jimmy Pattison, Wendy B. McDonald, Frank A. Griffiths, Charles Bentall - these Junior Achievement of British Columbia Business Laureates Hall of Fame inductees have helped shape our province into the great place it is today and last week, the list grew by three. Peter Brown (Canaccord Financial), Dr. Ken Spencer (Creo Products) and, inducted posthumously, David W. Spencer (Spencer's department stores) were recognized at the annual gala last week at ...more

Dundarave Business Association Not So Silent Auction at Beach House Restaurant in West Vancouver

Posted: February 7, 2011 

Dundarave Business Association Not So Silent Auction at Beach House Restaurant in West Vancouver Dundarave Business owners are proud of their village, and why not? Its cozy and elegant atmosphere helps foster that close-knit community feeling on all levels. Great dining, lots of curio shops and all of it mere steps from the beach make it one of West Vancouver's hidden jewels by the sea. Last week, the Dundarave Business Association members got together for the "Not so Silent Auction" gala night. An annual ...more

Blue Mountain Wine, C Restaurant, Ambleside Business Association, Dine Out Vancouver

Posted: January 24, 2011 

Blue Mountain Wine, C Restaurant, Ambleside Business Association, Dine Out Vancouver A roundup of January events means there was no time for the winter blues. Instead, there was wining and dining and lots of new ideas, some of them tempting enough to consider giving up a few of those New Year's resolutions. Cheers. 01 - Toasting the evening at the Blue Mountain and Friends / BC Hospitality Foundation "Feast for the Senses" event are West Vancouverites Mark Bishop, left, Patti Cross-Bishop, Robyn ...more

Osaka Seafood Market Opens in Park Royal West Vancouver

Posted: November 22, 2010 

Osaka Seafood Market Opens in Park Royal West Vancouver Last week, Park Royal Shopping Centre welcomed its newest anchor tenant, Osaka Supermarket, with a celebration that rivaled New Year's Eve. Part of the T&T chain, this newest location is only the second of its kind in Canada. With over 37,000 sq. ft. and 205 employees, it focuses on high-end products and an "upscale multicultural food experience". The line-ups were around the block to get in on opening day which ...more

Great Canadian Landscaping 10 Year Celebration for ALS

Posted: August 24, 2010 

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 end-of-summer celebration that wasn't just designed to toast the triumphs of their business longevity, but ...more

West Vancouver Chamber Christmas 2009

Posted: December 6, 2009 

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 dinner which featured everything from crab claws to hand carved prime rib and a dessert ...more

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