Archive for the ‘Events’ Category
Date: Nov. 26, 2011
Location: The Center
Host: Greater Vancouver Overseas Chinese Students Commitee for Xinhai Revolution Centennial Performance Gala
Please download event poster for more information.
Detail Information in Chinese
This is a month-long series of exciting and delectable events in Alberta and British Columbia.
For the first time in Vancouver, the ITALIAN WINE AWARDS will be presented with guests of both the industry and public tastings voting for their favourite Italian red and white wines. The winning wines will be displayed and promoted throughout selected Liberty Wines stores in Vancouver and the awards will be presented at the Dine Italia event at Federico’s Supper Club on November 28th.
We are also proud to announce a MONTH-LONG “FLAVOURS OF ITALY” IMAGE PROMOTION in 50 selected BC Liquor Stores – check out some of the best-selling Italian labels in our Province!
DINE ITALIA – EXCLUSIVE “FLAVOURS OF ITALY” REGIONAL WINE-PAIRING DINNERS at some of Vancouver’s most renowned Italian restaurants with regional menus specially created by the chefs, all of whom have already been awarded (or who will receive next year) the Authentic Italian Hospitality Seal Award – “Ospitalita’ Italiana”.
The dinners will take place over the month of November and will feature regional specialties paired with wines exclusively from those regions with insights from both chefs and winemakers on the evening’s unique fare:
- Monday Nov. 7 – Dine LOMBARDIA at Cibo Trattoria (Sold Out)
- Tuesday Nov. 8 – Dine VENETO at CinCin (Sold Out)
- Thursday Nov. 17 – Dine SICILIA at Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill and Enoteca
- Thursday Nov. 24 – Dine PIEMONTE at Quattro al Centro
- Monday Nov. 28 – Dine ITALIA at Federico’s Supper Club
We look forward to seeing you, buon appetito! Get your tickets now: http://www.cmymall.com/products.php?cid=21
Canadian Aboriginal & Asia Pacific Import & Export Trade Development Seminar & Workshop
Date: Friday& Saturday, December 2 – 3, 2011 (New Date from Nov 19 – 20)
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 p.m. Daily
Place: The Maritime Labour Centre, Boardroom, #3-1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Free parking available. Limited Seats available. First come first served.
RSVP at: http://www.vbnf.com/contactus.php or Please download the Complete Brochure and registration form.
Canada’s First Nations possess land reserves totaling nearly three million hectares. This land base represents an economic asset that will make a major contribution to enhancing and advancing the quality of life and standard of living of First Nations people and communities throughout Canada.
Indeed, there has been an explosion of First Nations entrepreneurship on and off-reserve as First Nations have opened casinos, shopping centres, industrial parks, golf courses and residential developments; they own trust companies, airlines, trucking firms, fisheries, sawmills and oil wells.
There is a lot for us to learn about Canadian Aboriginal people, including their values, standards, constitutions and leadership competencies. VBNF is fortunate to work with Wineexs Business Development & Management (WBDM), a registered and leading 100% Canadian Aboriginal owned and operated company located at Vancouver, BC, to create new and viable business opportunities relating to natural resources such as fishing, forestry and mining.
As such, WBDM has set-up an inaugural 2-day import and export trade development seminar and workshop to teach others how to do business with First Nations. This ground-breaking seminar and workshop will bring together Aboriginal and Asia Pacific community stakeholders and leaders, entrepreneurs, business leaders, industry experts and investors who exemplify best practices in their particular field to collaborate on the development of a new and unified import and export trade model and business network. Any business people or groups that who would like to do business with First Nations should attend.
In the course, you will learn:
- Who are the First Nations bands and organizations we are working with;
- How they want to do business with you;
- What kind of products and services are available;
- What products and services they need;
- When the products become available;
- How to create business opportunities with First Nations; and,
- Learn about the VBNF connections and investment opportunities.
- Canadian Aboriginal community stakeholders and leaders, entrepreneurs, business leaders, industry experts and investors;
- Asia-Pacific community stakeholders and leaders, entrepreneurs, business leaders, industry experts and investors;
- Local, regional, provincial, national and international social and economic development, management, leadership and stewardship professionals; and,
- Personal and professional development professionals.
Seminar Highlights Include:
- Discover and learn about the ground-breaking H.O.W.A.R.T. Model;
- Access invaluable, leading-edge technology, information and tools;
- Learn about the advances in First Nations import and export trade;
- Collaborate with Canadian Aboriginal and Asia-Pacific business leaders;
- Contribute to the development of a new import and export trade model;
- Meet and network with top business executives and industry professionals;
BC Celebrates Culture Days with hundreds of FREE activities
Vancouver, BC – Hundreds of FREE activities are happening in cities and towns across BC for the second annual Culture Days on September 30 to October 2, 2011. Throughout BC, arts organizations, cultural groups, individual artists, libraries, museums, festivals and municipalities have enthusiastically joined the Culture Days movement to offer hands-on and behind-the-scenes activities exploring music, dance, visual arts, film, history, theatre, literature and much more.
To find out what activities are happening in your community, visit www.culturedays.ca and plan your Culture Days weekend using the Bright Spots Schedule.
On September 30 to October 2, Culture Days invites everyone to participate in and experience the cultural life of our province. It’s more than just a celebration – it’s an opportunity to discover local creators and to find out how culture and the arts enrich our lives and communities.
Culture Days celebrations are taking place in just about every corner of our province from major urban areas to small towns. Here are just a few highlights:
· In Kamloops, join with friends, family, or strike out on your own for a Scavenger Hunt to learn the culture and heritage of Kamloops from public art to the Kamloopa Pow Wow.
· Jump on your cycle for the BIKEnnale Bike Tour’s last ride of the season to discover the amazing outdoor sculptures that are part of the 2009-2011 Vancouver Biennale exhibit, with docents awaiting you at key sculptures.
· Release your inner buccaneer with Pirate School at Centennial Square in Victoria and learn the art of Scrimshaw, create treasure maps, and get “tattooed”.
· Feel like dancing? Here’s a great opportunity to experience a class with a National Ballet Principal Dancer Jillian Vanstone in Nanaimo.
· Join in a multi-generational, multi-cultural community artwork and create a soundscape and banner under the direction of Arts Umbrella on Granville Island, Vancouver.
· If you are a seasoned writer wanting to engage with a colleague, an emerging writer wanting to learn, or an art lover who wants the nuts and bolts of theatre creation unveiled, then head to the Rooftop Garden of the Richmond Arts Centre for an evening Inside the Mind of a Playwright, Lucia Frangione.
“All across the province an abundance of cultural activities are happening for Culture Days, which reflect the incredible vibrancy, diversity and creativity of BC’s communities,” said BC Culture Days Programming Director, Trudy Van Dop. “The outstanding increase in participation this year shows the initiative of the many arts organizations in our creative and cultural communities to create access to a wide range of activities and events for the general public and get us all involved in celebrating BC culture.”
For more details about Culture Days announcements please visit: www.culturedays.ca.
Tags : BC Celebrates Culture Days, Entertainment, Events, Family, kids, things to do, Travel
Thanks to CCBDA for arranging the meet up party with the delegates from Jiangmen City of Guangdong Province from China. We were so excited to meet with old friends who took great care of us when we went for a Trade mission to China in Nov. 2009. At the party we also meet up with Mr. Dang of the Consul General office of China, Vancouver, John Yap, MLA Richmond, Richard Lee, MLA Burnaby and Catherine Yuen, Principal Consultant of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office Canada, Vancouver and many old friends who went to China during the 2009 tour.
Jiangmen has grown so fast and it became a city district from a town. Many manufacturing facilities are located in Jiangmen. One of the largest developments is the LED market. LED lighting saves energy consumption as well LED displays are very effective for outdoor large screen size. Otherwise the car industry is also very large as they produce lots of parts for the automobile industry.
Of course, there are many art and crafts products in Jiangmen too. We had a great time and got invitation to visit Jiangmen whenever we are ready to go.
Jiangmen has most of the production set up but will need high tech stuff to help them improve and increase efficiency and quality. VBNF will find out exactly what they need and source them out from Canada to bring the products there. They also are interested in seafood and wood logs from Canada. VBNF will surely work closely with them as we have the resources here in BC.
See photo slides from the event.
Each year the Taiwan festival celebrates in Vancouver. This year, they have several locations to showcase Taiwanese culture and food.
VBNF took a day off to enjoy the sun and the crowd at the Taiwan Festival in downtown at the Vancouver Art Museum and Granville Street. While the party is for free, and many people did come to enjoy, I found it not as good as the previous years when they held the festival at the Plaza of Nations and featured many dances and performance. Because they have different locations, it was hard for the visitors to go to each location to see what is going on there. I think it also reduce the size of the crowd if all were held at a single location. I personally do not like that. Perhaps, I cannot appreciate the loud music of the rock bands from Taiwan. I would rather like to see dances and lighter music so the youngsters can also enjoy.
I always like Taiwanese good, especially those only from Taiwan. They do have a food culture and know their good. Some are spicy and some are odd. But overall, they have good food and the price is reasonable at a special occasion like this. Many tourists did wonder what was going on at the festival. They also had a good time too. Then they can head on to Robson Street to do some shopping and have a drink or so.
See our picture show during the time of our visit.
Tags : Entertainment, Events, Taiwan Festival, Tour, Travel, Vancouver, Vancouver Art Gallery
Thanks to Dr. Melissa Carr who provide the following post.
A QUICK REMINDER
I sent this email out last week and this is a quick reminder of the help I’m asking from you. Can you help me raise as much as possible for the tragedy in Japan? Your part is to get healthier with a treatment and/or supplements. My job is to help you do that… Together we can help some people in dire need.
Shocking. Unbelievable. Tragic. No words can really relay the emotions and thoughts that arise when watching the news about what’s going on with the earthquakes and tsunami in Japan. As many of you know, I lived in Japan for two years. I made some fantastic friends and continue to stay in contact. My family also has many friends in Japan and thankfully the people that we know directly have all said that they and their families are okay.
I’m fortunate that my career allows me to help people make their lives better. I’m used to having solutions. I’m used to taking action toward positive change. I’m used to knowing what to do. Watching things unfold on TV and feeling helpless is not what I’m used to. I’m sure I’m not the only one.
So, Tuesday March 29th I’m inviting anyone who wants to help with efforts for recovery in Japan to come to my clinic.
If you want to improve your health.
If you have a health issue to address or simply want to stay healthy.
If you have pain…and you want to get rid of it.
If you have food or supplement questions.
If you’ve often thought that you’d like to try acupuncture.
If you’re needing to restock your supplements.
If you can come to my clinic on Tuesday March 29th between 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Book your appointment or call ahead to make sure we have the supplements you need.
I will be donating my proceeds to the Red Cross. Even better, I will be donating it via The BNI Foundation as they will match donations up to $10,000. That means that whatever proceeds you bring in will be doubled!
I recently watched the movie Force of Nature by David Suzuki. To summarize and paraphrase one of the pieces of his lecture:
I breathe in air. It infuses my lungs & body. You breathe in that same air. I am air. You are air. So I am you.
Our connections to each other are that deep. It’s amazing that so many people have jumped to help and I want to make my contribution big.
If you would like to book your appointment, ask questions, or make sure that we have the supplements on hand that you would like to pick up, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-783-2846 as soon as possible.
Last Monday, VBNF was invited to visit the Fraser Surrey Docks. My last visit to the FSD was over 30 some years ago when one of my uncles (a sea captain) docked his ship at the Fraser Surrey Docks. Since then I used to go there to buy fresh seafood as there were fishing boats docked nearby there during the weekends. But that was a long time ago.
This time, it is totally different as now I know more about docks and ports, and shipping. My last trip to a Dock was a few months ago when I took a Chinese delegate from Fujiang to the Delta Port nears Robert Banks.
Thanks to Mr. Bill Wehnert, VP, Sales and Marketing who gave me a tour for the whole site. I then realize that the Fraser Surrey Docks is the only dock in the lower mainland that provides the shipping facilities for all shipping material including Agricultural products (under construction), General Cargos, Steel, Lumber, Containers, and Log Loading.
FSD Fraser Surrey Docks is a multi-purpose terminal, with six berths accommodating ships with a draft up to 11.7 meters. Our terminal has four container cranes and 30,654 square meters of covered storage with considerable potential for expansion. It is supported by advanced intermodal freight services and our 10,000 feet of track within the Fraser Surrey Docks yard. We are also in close proximity to two main highway routes that are located away from heavy city traffic. It facilities are well designed to provide Rail Car Handling, Truck Transfer and Warehouse and Transfer. A new area is now under construction for agricultural products.
Its location is quite central in Vancouver, close to HWY 1, and the Fraser River and the Rail road. I believe it would save loading and transportation time for shipping goods to other Canadian cities by truck, by rail and by sea.
Tags : Fraser Surry Docks, FSD, VBNF
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I would like to congratulate my Eygptian friends now that they have started to have a new president. Moreover, their activities have influenced many others in the region. What a move! What a year for Freedom. This will be a special year for sure. Just wait and see.
VBNF was invited to join the party at the Canada Place last night (Feb 08, 2011). As usual, there were Lion dances and Dim Sum for the snack. As you may know that the majority of Chinese business people favours Liberal for their good support in Business, so the turn was was pretty good.
I saw many of the Liberal parties there and there was a photo session with Gordon.
I wonder what is the next step for Mr. Campbell once a new leader is found. It would be interesting to see who would be the new one. It seems that Christy Clark is leading now but I did not see her last night.
The Liberal party is pro-business, I hope it keeps on doing the right thing.