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Catering Generously Provided By East Of Main

Located in the dynamic Vancouver neighbourhood bordering historic Chinatown and Strathcona, East of Main Cafe is a welcome addition to this hot new pocket of artisanal grocers, charming eateries and vibrant bars. The restaurant impresses instantly with high ceilings and original works prominently featuring images of the Downtown Eastside. This unique cocktail spot delivers balanced libations, exceptional service and exotic Mediterranean flavours, quickly becoming a regular haunt for local residents. What doesn't fill your belly, will fill your heart as all profits from East of Main Cafe are donated to Project Limelight Society, a free performing arts program for young people living in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.

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Wine Generously Provided By Clos Du Soleil

Clos du Soleil is a boutique artisan winery and estate vineyard on the South Similkameen Valley Upper Bench, one of the newest, most exciting emerging appellations in the World. We produce super-premium quality wines in a Bordeaux style – where Old World elegance meets with New World edge!

Our celebrated winemaker Ann Sperling and resident vineyard manager Felix Boulais, have a passion for sustainable viticulture using both organic and biodynamic practices. Since our first release in 2006, the limited-quantity Clos du Soleil wines continue to debut with startling accolades. The name Clos du Soleil refers to rocks, sun and soil, representative of the land, mountain and climate of the Similkameen Valley - perfectly suited for producing ultra-premium wines.

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Salt Spring Coffee

Every cup of good coffee should come with a good story. Salt Spring Coffee has a great story.

Mickey McLeod and Robbyn Scott moved Salt Spring Island in the early 1980s and started selling locally grown, organic produce at a farmer’s market in the small town of Ganges. They opened Salt Spring’s first roasting café in Ganges in 1996 and it immediately became a destination for coffee lovers looking for great taste that does not compromise the planet.

Today, Salt Spring Coffee is distributed and served across Canada. In BC, it can be found in over 300 cafés, restaurants, and grocery and specialty food stores. But the company remains committed to its island roots: Fair to farmers who grow quality coffee sustainably, pioneering environmentally-friendly standards and techniques, and a team of expert roasters and baristas who get the most out of every bean.

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Vancouver Is Awesome

Vancouver Is Awesome is a community-based social venture sharing positive stories of arts, culture, lifestyle and everything awesome about Vancouver. No bad news.

If you want to read ugly, bad news about this beautiful city of ours, you're going to have to look to traditional media and other blogs; V.I.A. promotes everything that makes our city awesome, from old to new and everything inbetween. We're like the human interest piece on the news... only different.

Vancouver Is Awesome, and we are dedicated to everything that makes it that way.

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