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taste of Yaletown, Nature's Trust Gala George Reifel, Vancouver Film Fest Closing

Oct 8, 2008

By Catherine "Cat" Barr

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Now that bikini season is officially over, it's time to fatten up for winter. Well, maybe not quite - but is there any harm in treating yourself to a little indulgence this fall? If the answer is yes, then you're in luck because starting today (Oct 14) wine and food enthusiasts can fill up at the Taste of Yaletown event. With 20+ restaurants to choose from, and menus priced at $25, $35 or $45 dollars, how can you refuse a night out on the town. Big tip here - make sure you reserve at <> as spaces fill up fast. And speaking of fast, it's hard to believe that another year has flown by at the Vancouver International Film Festival. Offering more films, seminars and parties than one can count, the 27th annual celebration has officially been declared a hit and I personally can't wait for next year. Also, in closing, it's a toast to one of BC's most distinguished gentlemen. George Reifel, of the famous Reifel family, was honoured at the Four Seasons by The Nature Trust of BC for all his support and dedication towards conservancy. If the name sounds familiar, it should. The Geroge C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Delta is part of his family's history and they also first built and owned the Commodore Ballroom in downtown Vancouver - sometime back when prohibition was still in effect. Once lifted, the family went into the beer business building the Vanouver brewery which today is now owned by Carling O'Keefe. I'll drink to that!

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natures_trust_gala-6127 An honourary patron of The Nature Trust gala, former Canucks' boss Brian Burke flew into town with wife Jennifer (Mather) Burke to toast their friend.
natures_trust_gala-6129 Being recognized for all his work on conservancy here in B.C. by The Nature Trust gala, George C. Reifel and wife Wendy receive the highest honours.
natures_trust_gala-6131 Jack Poole, VANOC's Chairman of the Board, and wife Darlene are among the VIPs at the Nature Trust Gala.
taste_of_yaletown-6133 Taste of Yaletown gals Tara Padidar, left, Nicole Hall, Sara Pereira and sister Kirsten welcome guests to Tequila Kitchen.
taste_of_yaletown-6136 Cactus Club chef Rob Feenie, left, Tequila Kitchen's Claudia Ibarrondo and Plan B's Michael Batoux serve up samples as a preview to Taste of Yaletown.
taste_of_yaletown-6137 Helping make it all happen in Yaletown are Business Improvement Association members Tyler Hassman of MD Analytics, left, executive director Annette O'Shea and 6s Marketing's Chris Breikss.
vancouver-filmfest-2012 Cindy Busby, left, and Michelle Morgan, who walk the red carpet at Film Fest, are two of the reasons CBC's Heartland is a success.
vancouver-filmfest-2059 Making the rounds at the Vancouver Film Fest party circuit - Nicole Oliver host of Crash Test Mommy.
vancouver-filmfest-2083 Seen at the Vancouver Film Fest - Gemini nominated actress Sonya Salomaa, who is now starring in The Guard, poses with her newlywed husband, actor Warren Christie.
vancouver-filmfest-2157 Benjamin Arthur, left, star of City TV's new series Less Than Kind, and Brendan Fletcher, from CSI fame, take in the parties during Film Fest.



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