For the second year running, the West End BIA will be hosting the outdoor “Dinner & a Movie” series at Ceperley Meadow (near Second Beach in Stanley Park) throughout July 2010. The free movies will start at dusk, but it is recommended to be there as early as possible to ensure a good spot in front of the giant inflatable screen.
This community event gives people of all ages the opportunity to enjoy their movie favorites in a natural setting under the twinkling canopy of the stars. It’s pure summer fun to lay on a blanket or sit in a comfy lawn chair and laugh, cheer or ‘oooh’ at the following family friendly movies:
Wednesday, July 7: Mamma Mia! (2008)
Wednesday, July 14: The Goonies
Thursday, July 22: Monsters vs. Aliens
Thursday, July 29: Karate Kid (Original)
Visitors are encouraged to dine-in or grab take-aways from one of the fantastic West End restaurants before the movie starts and should keep an eye out for dinner specials! The pleasant surroundings make a great open air picnic environment.
In the event of rain the events will likely be rescheduled for another night.
Gold Sponsor: Wok Box
Silver Sponsors: Cobs Bread, Denman Place Mall
Bronze Sponsor: Rosellen Suites at Stanley Park
Media Sponsors: The Peak, The Georgia Straight
A cookbook produced for the neighbourhood, by the neighbourhood
1051 Davie Street, Vancouver
Saturday, November 28th, 2009
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Meet cookbook author Wendy Walsh and neighbourhood recipe contributors. Enter to win a copy of a Cook the Hood cookbook. Refreshments will be served.
About Cook the Hood:
This holiday season, West End foodies will give family and friends a taste of their neighbourhood with Cook the Hood: West End 2010. Featuring recipes from 25 West End eateries and culinary hotspots, the book champions local businesses and community spirit while drawing attention to food security issues. Author Wendy Walsh, who began the project with Cook the Hood: Commercial Drive in 2008, explains: "These books celebrate the people and the flavours that set a neighbourhood apart, while helping those without access to nutritious food."
The brainchild of Vancouver entrepreneur Wendy Walsh, Cook the Hood Publishing produces cookbooks with a difference. Each edition features culinary secrets from neighbourhood restaurants and other gustatory hotspots. Proceeds benefit Quest Outreach Society and local food security organizations. The series includes Cook the Hood books for Commercial Drive, the West End, and Kitsilano. Future editions will feature Gastown and Whistler Village.
The sunrise on Tuesday, November 27th after a big overnight storm
(Whistler got 22 cm). The North Shore Mountain Ski Resorts should be
opening the first week of December with all the snow we've been getting.
I must say that nothing beats the experience of a blue sky sunrise over
the sparkling fresh snow after a huge snow dump in the city of Vancouver
or in the local mountains. Hopefully it will clear up again on Sunday
after this blizzard today!