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Savour B.C.: Diva at the Met invites guests to explore the summer tastes of British Columbia with their new feature menu which showcases local food and wine.

Savour B.C.: Diva at the Met invites guests to explore the summer tastes of British Columbia with their new feature menu which showcases local food and wine. The three-course menu is available throughout August at both lunch and dinner and priced at $55 per person including wine pairings or $39 per person without wine. Diva at the Met is located at 645 Howe St., Vancouver. Reservations: 604-602-7788 or www.divamet. com.

Enchanted Evenings Dinner Package: Enjoy dinner and music in Vancouver's Chinatown with a package that includes a pre-concert menu from Wild Rice Restaurant and a ticket to the "Enchanted Evenings" music series on Fridays until Sept. 2 at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. Packages are $46 and can be purchased by calling 604-662-3207, ext. 209.

Sicily Escape: Cibo Trattoria will feature a Sicilian dinner event Wednesday, Aug. 10 from 5 p.m. until late, $48 for four-course dinner and $48 wine pairing by executive chef Neil Taylor. Reservations: 604-602-9570 or www.

Blizzards of Miracles: Dairy Queen will hold their ninth annual Miracle Treat Day Thursday, Aug. 11 at locations across Canada. Proceeds from each Blizzard sold will be donated to the Children's Miracle Network, a charity that raises funds for children's hospitals.

Dinner To End Women's Cancers: CRU will host a four-course dinner with wine pairings Thursday, Aug. 11, $99 per person. $20 per meal goes to the Weekend to End Women's Cancers, benefiting the BC Cancer foundation. Reservations: 604-677-4111 or

Summer Garden Party: Hart House at Deer Lake continues its summer garden party series. Each evening starts with a casual wine tasting from the featured region, followed by an al fresco dinner on the estate lawn overlooking Deer Lake. On Aug. 13: Provence, $52; and Aug. 31, Spain, $52. Hart House is located at 6664 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby. Reservations: 604-298-4278.

Garlic Festival: The Richmond Sharing Farm at 2631 Westminster Hwy., hosts its third annual garlic festival on Sunday, Aug. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fresh, locally grown garlic will be on sale along with pickled garlic scapes, fresh garlic bread and garlic ice cream. All proceeds will go towards the Sharing Farm which grows food for the Richmond Food Bank. Info: 6047279728 or

Feast of Fields: Taste the very best of B.C. from regional chefs, vintners, brewers, distillers, farmers, fishers, ranchers and food artisans Sunday. Sept. 11, 1-5 p.m. This gourmet wandering harvest festival is an annual fundraising event for FarmFolk CityFolk, a program that supports community-based sustainable food systems. It's at Krause Berry Farms, 6179 248th St., Langley. Tickets are $85 at, Choices Markets or Krause Berry Farms.

Wine and Food DNA: An inaugural event benefitting the B.C. Cancer Foundation will take place on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 6: 30 to 9: 30 p.m. Participants will sip, sample and learn about the DNA of food and wine pairing at tasting stations throughout the cellar of Mt. Boucherie Family Estate Winery, 829 Douglas Rd., Kelowna. Tickets: $49 plus HST are available by emailing

Lonsdale Quay Farmers' Market runs Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Oct. 29 at the East Plaza, 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver. Look for produce, baking, crafts and more. Info: 604-628-8226 or www.

Ambleside Farmers' Market is on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Oct. 30 at Bellevue Avenue and 13th Street in West Vancouver. There is traditional and organic produce, baking, coffee, crafts and more. Info: 604-628-8226 or