WHEN I first met Eric Lorenz a couple of years ago, tequila was something you made margaritas with and, well, who had even heard of mezcal?
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. this Friday (April 5) for the Mumford & Sons concert at Surrey's Holland Park. Judging by the amount of attention already given to the "invitation on-sale" of tickets via the band's website (invitation. mumfordandsons.com), the May 24 show by the U.K. folk-pop band will be a very hot ticket on a Friday night, with relative no-names Michael Kiwanuka and Mystery Jets also on the bill.
Two more members of the community have recently been honoured with a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal.
Mission Secondary football standouts Kevin Wiens and Hyatt Smith have signed scholarship letters of intent to play football at UBC.
A report by City of Surrey staff to council Monday shows that, of those questioned, the majority of Surrey residents oppose the proposed South Surrey casino project.Out of 3,855 Surrey residents, 3,220 were opposed while 635 were in favour of the $100 million project, which would bring a four-star hotel, 1,000-seat conference centre and casino to South Surrey.
She holds up one of the fondant figurines she made for her gingerbread house display - it's a girl sitting on a man's shoulders.
A North Vancouverite who runs a niche one-man business was recognized by the province last weekend.
Sisters Madeleine and Isabelle Green both love taking turns putting their family's star ornament on top of their Christmas tree.
The City of Surrey has pushed back a public hearing on the proposed South Surrey casino by more than a month in order to allow staff more time to prepare the application's information.
If the proposed South Surrey gaming centre gets approved by council, the City of Surrey stands to make an estimated $6 million a year due to simply being a host city.
OVER THE TOP: The sold-out Inspiration Gala raised a momentous $3.5 million for pancreatic cancer research at the B.C. Cancer Agency. Guests gathered at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel for the jaw-dropping hospital hootenanny. A $1-million gift from the Milan and Maureen Ilich Foundation kicked things off. Later, a $1-million donation from the Ritchie family brought guests to their feet. Funds raised will catapult the new Pancreatic Cancer Research Initiative of the BC Cancer Agency, in collaboration with VGH, toward a synchronized approach of finding the driving causes of pancreatic cancer.
THIS IS EAST VAN is an ongoing project challenging photographers to submit photos that tell the story of what that community means to them.
The thought crossed my mind several times when I spent a few rainy April days in Bellevue this April. For years, Vancouverites have been converging on Seattle for quick weekend getaways, drawn by the malls, the kid-friendly entertainment and the city's sheer vibrancy.
Paige Norton may not think of herself as an inspiration, but others would beg to differ.
Healthy Chef Competition: Ten culinary establishments from established restaurants and hotels to culinary schools will present entrées and desserts to judges Wednesday, March 7, 6: 30 p.m.-10 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency, 665 Burrard St., Vancouver. The judges will evaluate each competitor's use of fresh produce, taste and plate display. Trophies will be awarded for best entrée, best dessert, best table showcase, people's choice and the healthy plate award. Guests will receive an envelope at their seat indicating which entrée and dessert they will receive. Admission: $85 which includes a fresh box of produce. Tickets: www. healthychef2012.eventbrite. com.
FOR her awardwinning entry in this year's Gingerbread Lane display, Butler + Wood Design's Mary-Jean Butler drew inspiration from the memory of a Parisian vacation taken with her family.
A little warmth goes a long way in the damp winter months, especially for those living on the streets. It's in that spirit that Realtors at Park Georgia Realty and RE/MAX Advantage Realty are joining in the 17th annual Realtors Care Blanket Drive.
Journalism jamboree: A thousand guests attended the 25th annual Webster Awards Dinner held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. CBC's Tony Parsons and Shane Foxman were masters of ceremonies of the Oscars of B.C. journalism. Thirteen trophies were handed out for best reporting in television, radio and print. The Courier's Sandra Thomas was a finalist in the Best News Reporting category. Former Kamloops mayor and Kamloops Daily News editor Mel Rothenburger picked up the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Chilliwack Times reporter Tyler Olsen has pulled off one of community journalism's rarest feats by winning a Jack Webster Award for his series "Growing Concern" to cap off a triple crown of newspaper industry awards.