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This is the first (and tastiest) in Indigenous Tourism BC’s new online workshops. Tune in for am immersive exploration of local Indigenous cuisine from chef Paul Natrall of Mr. Bannock and Ryan Widdup, manager of the Indigenous World Winery in the Okanagan. You’ll learn how to make bannock at home and get a lesson in Indigenous wine. There’s two more free workshops this month—one on arts and one on wellness—don’t miss them.
When: Tuesday June 15 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Where: OnlineCost: FreeMore Info: eventbrite.com
Local artist Kayan Hamadeh is releasing a collection of paintings called “The Earth & Water Collection” this week, and it’s all kinds of soothing. The beachy works were inspired by Hamadeh’s longing for vacation, but the serene landscapes would certainly bring a sense of peace and relaxation to even the darkest of basement suites (Am I projecting? Maybe).
When: Collection released Friday, June 18Where: OnlineMore Info: kayanhamadeh.com
The Vancouver International Dance Festival’s livestreamed shows wrap up with a local favourite: Lamondance, a North Van-based contemporary dance studio led by artistic director Davi Rodrigues. Like with all VIDF performances, tickets are by donation—make sure you give a little extra to help keep them moving.
When: Thursday June 18 to Sunday June 20Where: OnlineCost: By donationMore Info: vidf.ca
This new community market is open on select Fridays and Saturdays in June and July. On the lineup is a pop-up gallery, art installations, and of course, food—hosted by the Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival, trucks from Tacofino, Aloha Poke, Mom’s Grilled Cheese, Dos Amigos, Old Country Pierogi, I Love Chickpea and more will be rolling through.
When: Opens Friday, June 18Where: 2150 Alpha Avenue, BurnabyCost: Free entryMore Info: grosvenorbrentwood.com
Westin Bayshore executive chef Shaun MacLean is cooking up a grand dinner to pair with Okanagan wines: think Grilled Kuterra Salmon paired with Ramification Cellars’ 2019 Pinot Noir and Nostalgia Wines’ 2020 Chardonnay. Every course has two contrasting wine pairings from the region (you’ll try eight wines from four wineries in total).
When: Thursday, June 17Where: H2 Rotisserie & Bar at the Westin BayshoreCost: $130 per personMore Info: oliverosoyoos.com