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October 2014
Cycling BC Gala: An Evening of Champions
Thu, Oct 9, 2014
Venue: Vancouver Convention Centre
Contact: Natasha Irvine 604-767-2256,

Tables and seats are now being sold for Cycling BC's 2014 Gala on October 9th at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The evening will feature BC's top riders who will be joining us to raise funds for youth cycling programs in BC. 


Valley First Grand Finale Consumer Tasting
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM     Fri, Oct 10, 2014 - Sat, Oct 11, 2014
Venue: Penticton Trade and Convention Centre
Contact: Okanagan Wine Festvals Society 877.763.2849,

Experience Okanagan wine country all under one roof! Over 80 wineries will showcase and pour more than 200 wines. Grab your souvenir wine glass, savour artisan breads and gourmet cheeses, and sway to live music. NEW THIS YEAR, guests will have the opportunity to sit in on intimate, vibrant cheese seminars from Dairy Farmers of Canada or expand their education with Wine 101 seminars.  This is a get home safe event sponsored by BC Liquor Stores and Valley First Insurance. Tickets available at or 877.763.2849

Cost $65/Two nights $110

Flavours of Okanagan Falls - A Wine & Food Journey
4:00 PM to 10:00 PM     Sun, Oct 12, 2014
Venue: Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars, Meyer Family Vineyards and Painted Rock Estate Winery
Contact: Kirsten Munro 250 486 5175,

A Wine & Food Journey  


Here's your opportunity to savour both wine and food with a strong sense of place on this culinary journey throughout Okanagan Falls.

Join us on Sunday, October 12, for this premier progressive wine and food event! The Flavours of Okanagan Falls will showcase Joy Road Caterings Cuisine du Terroir paired with the best wines and hospitality the region has to offer as you visit Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars, Meyer Family Vineyards and Painted Rock Estate Winery.

This exciting evening begins as the Mavety Family welcomes you to Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars for the first course of your culinary adventure served with their famed, Brut NV "Gold Label" Sparkling and 2012 Estate Chardonnay. Enjoy the iconic view of McIntyre Bluff as you learn about the history of Blue Mountain Vineyards.

From here, you will be transported to your second dining adventure, courtesy of GrapeEscapes Wine Tours.  You will be whisked away to Meyer Family Vineyards for the successive course with Jak and Janice Meyer featuring the freshest, locally-produced seasonal ingredients available, paired with their Single Vineyard Chardonnay & Pinot Noir.

The finale to the evening is at John Skinner's ultra-modern new tasting room at Painted Rock Estate Winery. Guests will enjoy the final course paired with Painted Rock’s estate grown Syrah & flagship blend the Red Icon, while enjoying live music and the view of Skaha Lake.

Tickets are $175 per person plus GST, including transportation and gratuity.  Space is limited to only 30 tickets. 

The Holiday Beach Resort in Okangan Falls and the Penticton Ramada have offered special rates for our guests booking on Saturday, October 11 and/or Sunday, October 12 at the following rates:

Penticton Ramada $122 + tax per night

Holiday Beach Resort $70 + tax per night

To book email Gordon Ferguson at or call 250 492 8926.

Make your visit to wine country a complete package by booking tickets to the Fall Okanagan Wine Festival Consumer Tasting on October 10 and 11 or other wine festival events.  Click here for more information

November 2014
Cornucopia Crush Gala Grand Tasting Whistler
8:00 PM to 11:00 PM     Thu, Nov 6, 2014 - Sun, Nov 16, 2014
Venue: Whistler (various venues)
Contact: Amy Sefton 604-938-3399,
Crystal Ball in support of BC Children's Hospital Foundation
6:00 PM to 11:00 PM     Thu, Nov 27, 2014
Venue: Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver
Contact: Gillian Wallis 604-875-2514,

Since its inception in 1987 the Crystal Ball, an annual black-tie fundraising gala in support of BC Children's Hospital, has grown to become the premier fundraising gala for child health in British Columbia and one of the most exclusive holiday events in Vancouver.  

Your participation in the Crystal Ball is helping make the dream of better care for generations of BC kids a reality through the Campaign for BC Children, supporting a new BC Children's Hospital.

Planned and organized by a talented and dedicated committee of volunteers, the Crystal Ball promises to be an extravagant evening. Guests will first enjoy a champagne reception followed by a four course dinner prepared by Four Seasons' Executive Chef. Fundraising activities will include a silent and live auction and the ever popular jewelry raffle.


February 2015
Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction
5:45 PM to 11:00 PM     Sat, Feb 21, 2015
Venue: The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Contact: Kelly Snider 604-637-3098,
Vancouver International Wine Festival
Mon, Feb 23, 2015 - Sun, Mar 1, 2015
Venue: Vancouver Convention Centre
Contact: Visnja Vukelich 604.637.3104,
Vancouver International Wine Festival Consumer Tasting
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM     Thu, Feb 26, 2015 - Sat, Feb 28, 2015
Venue: VCC West, Ballroom C