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Oct 11, 2017
Whisky Wisemen Society serves good spirits in support of worthy causes
Nick Rockel

Boy, yuppies have changed. On an August evening at Shebeen Whisk(e)y House in Vancouver’s Gastown, the local chapter of the Whisky Wisemen Society is holding its monthly Third Thursday event. Among the lively crowd gathered round the bar are a...

Sep 27, 2017
New and Improved: Travel
Felicity Stone

Coast Hotels is adding a fourth Okanagan location to its existing properties in Kelowna, Penticton and Osoyoos. The B.C.-headquartered company plans to start construction of the 80-room Coast Oliver in October, with an opening planned for May. Outdoor gear supplier Mountain Equipment...

Sep 22, 2017
Matrix: A crawl of B.C.'s resto-pub chains
Nick Rockel

COMPANY: Joseph Richard Group FOUNDED: 2010 OWNER(S): André (Joseph) Bourque and Ryan (Richard) Moreno RESTO-PUBS: 13 (including two Alberta locations) EMPLOYEES (APPROX.): 750 VIBE: New meets old with retrofits of character rooms JOINT WE DIG: Oceanside Yacht Club & Public House, White Rock POPULAR BEVERAGE(S): Watermelon mojito POPULAR...

Sep 19, 2017
UBC Welcome Home Party 2017
Paul Duchart

A sold-out crowd of 500 UBC alumni took over the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre on September 16 for an evening of food and beverage pairings from Vancouver’s most awarded celebrity chefs to celebrate 100 years of UBC’s alumni association. Guests...

Sep 14, 2017
Luxury & Supercar Weekend 2017
Paul Duchart

Almost 5,000 car aficionados and guests gathered at VanDusen Botanical Garden September 9-10 for the Luxury & Supercar Weekend with hundreds of classic and modern supercars on display worth over $250 million. The garden party atmosphere included three runway shows...

Sep 13, 2017
White Spot celebrates 20 years of Triple O's
By BCBusiness

In 1928, Nat Bailey opened the first White Spot drive-in restaurant on Granville Street at 67th Avenue in Vancouver. Almost 70 years later, in response to busy lifestyles and rising real estate prices, the restaurant chain launched Triple O’s at...

Sep 8, 2017
HSBC Canada Sevens tournament returns to Vancouver
By BCBusiness

Hockey isn’t the only rough-and-tumble sport that Vancouver loves. On March 10 and 11, 2018, the city will host its third annual HSBC Canada Sevens rugby tournament at BC Place stadium. The event, which features 16 of the world's best...

Sep 1, 2017
B.C.'s Lonetree Cider claims prizes at World Cider Awards
By BCBusiness

It's going to be a hot long weekend. In that spirit, here's to Lonetree Cider Co., which took home four prizes at the recent World Cider Awards in London. The Vancouver-based company won gold in the Flavoured/Fruits & Flower division for its Pear &...

Aug 23, 2017
B.C. brewers take home the hardware at World Beer Awards
By BCBusiness

Two B.C. breweries were big winners at the recent World Beer Awards in London—and neither hails from Vancouver, which fancies itself the province's epicentre of craft beer. Nanaimo’s White Sails Brewing took the world’s best black IPA category for its...

Aug 18, 2017
Attention, B-ball fans: Vancouver Basketball Showcase launches in 2018
By BCBusiness

Since Vancouver lost its NBA franchise, the Grizzlies, to Memphis 16 years ago (grrr!), the city has been starved for basketball. Well, relief is in sight: the Vancouver Basketball Showcase, launching November 2018. Taking place at the Vancouver Convention Centre, this...

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