Last minute gift ideas? Try tickets to some delicious events

Bard on the Beach is one of Vancouver's best experiences.
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Last minute shoppers, don’t panic.  I have a couple of ideas for you that will require zero wrapping paper and zero mall time. Easy peasy to order, tickets to a fabulous event always makes for an amazing gift.

Dine Out Vancouver has so many amazing events to choose from starting off with the launch party!
Dine Out Vancouver has so many amazing events to choose from starting off with the launch party!
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1. Dine Out Vancouver

The annual Dine Out Vancouver event runs from Jan. 17 to Feb. 2, 2020 and tickets to the launch party are just the thing for your food and wine loving peeps. The Great Big Taste on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 will pair bites from some of Vancouver’s top chefs with B.C. wine, craft beer, and spirit samples. This is a casual, grazing-style event and will offer your food and drink lover a taste of the extraordinary spectrum of flavours that Vancouver has on offer as well as a taste of the amazing range of wines, beers, ciders and spirits made here in B.C. Tickets: $89.00

Fanny Bay Oyster Shucking classes are part of Dine Out 2020's amazing list of events.
Fanny Bay Oyster Shucking classes are part of Dine Out 2020's amazing list of events.
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Do check out all of the amazing events included in Dine Out ranging from a Dim Sum Chinatown Tour to a BBQ, Fried Chicken & Brewery Tour, to oyster shucking classes. this event has it all.

P.S. Feel good about buying these tickets as the event proceeds will benefit the British Columbia Hospitality Foundation (BCHF), which is a registered charity that supports those in the hospitality facing financial crisis due to a health condition, as well as offering scholarships to students enrolled in hospitality-related educational programs. 

Tickets to the International Wine Festival in Vancouver are a sure thing.
Tickets to the International Wine Festival in Vancouver are a sure thing.
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2. The Vancouver International Wine Festival

This is the quintessential festival for the wine crowd to attend. This annual festival in February reignites the season for our wine industry with offerings from around the world to educate and fascinate our palates. This year the spotlight country is France.
Tickets to one of the four International Festival Tastings would be an awesome gift. Prices range from $95 to $115. International Festival Tasting dates: February 27, 28, 29, 7-10 p.m.

If you want to go BIG, buy them a Gold Pass! For $519 they will receive a VIP pass to roam freely throughout the festival including all of the tastings, VIP reception, access to the tasting lounge and more.

Bard on the Beach is one of Vancouver's best experiences.
Bard on the Beach is one of Vancouver's best experiences.
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3. Bard on the Beach

For the thespians in your life, light them up with tickets to live theatre on the beach. Tickets to Bard on the Beach in a 2, 4 or 8-ticket Flex Pack, start at just $114. Or give them tickets for all four plays in Bard's 2020 season for just $189. 

East Kelowna Hall is a neighbourhood treasure.
East Kelowna Hall is a neighbourhood treasure.

4. East Kelowna Market Presents: The Gathering — A Fundraising Festival for East Kelowna Hall

If you have travelled through Kelowna’s orchard district in East Kelowna, you will have passed by an old red hall and you probably felt a warm vibe. The East Kelowna Hall has been the hub of the East Kelowna farming community for 80 years and is a piece of local history. Thanks for the support of the community and many fundraising initiatives like this one led by one of its local champions Kathy Shawchuk, the hall lives on and continues as a farmer’s market venue and gathering place for celebrations. On Feb. 8, 2020, join the celebration to raise funds to give this old gem some much needed upgrades.

This unique and special evening features a long table dinner created by Chef Scott Nystrom of Edible Wellness for a long table feast (only 80 tickets will be available for the dinner portion of the evening). There is loads of entertainment planned as well as a dance with the Kentucky Eileen Band. Tickets: $110.00 includes dinner, entertainment and dance. $40.00-Entry 8:00 pm Dance.


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