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VANCOUVER, BC - British born John Bishop, who has been cooking since his early teens, attended hotel school in Wales and served his apprenticeship at a private London club.
After ten years as chef at a restaurant in Kinsale, County Cork, he came to Canada in 1973, where he continued to pursue his culinary career.
In 1985 he launched the restaurant ... read more
Ned is the cook, writer, and advocate behind Chefs for Ocean, which he founded in 2014. Ned is passionate about creating globally inspired dishes crafted with locally grown ingredients with an emphasis on sustainable seafood. His community-focused life is firmly based on the health and wellness of his home, his country, and the world through extraordinary life e... read more
A Certified Chef-de-Cuisine and sommelier, he has also achieved Level 3 Assessor status for the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) based out of London, England, as well as having successfully completed their rigorous Diploma of Wine and Spirits certification.
Tim has the distinction of being the only Certified Chef de Cuisine & Sommelier, tha... read more
Award Winning Queen of Talk
VANCOUVER, BC - Nothing is static about the unpredictable, out-spoken and accomplished Vicki Gabereau. Vicki Gabereau is a three time ACTRA Award Winner for best radio host-interviewer, and Canada’s undisputed Queen of Talk.
Awarded two Leo Awards for best talk/lifestyle show and for the best talk/lifestyle host. Gabereau is the kin... read more
Artistic Director, Host, Performer, Hall of Famer
VANCOUVER, BC - Best known as Artistic Director of Vancouver’s Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival, Christopher Gaze has performed in England, the USA and across Canada. Born in England, he trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School before coming to Canada in 1975 where he spent three seasons at the Shaw Festiva... read more
50 year old London born Author and father of three now living on the south coast of England in the seaside town of Margate.
Began writing many years ago when my children were young penning a series of stories for them and the passion grew and grew.
Mine is an unusual story because i worked in construction for many many years keeping my writing to... read more
Broadcaster and TV Personality
Named one of the 25 most influential women in Canada by Chatelaine Magazine, Fanny Kiefer’s long and distinguished career in broadcasting started in radio in Vancouver.
She was mentored by some of Vancouver’s legendary interviewers like the late Jack Webster with whom she worked. Fanny went on to become the first woman in Vancou... read more
Fitness Guru Patrick Carr
VANCOUVER, BC - Patrick Carr is a Canadian fitness mongrel through and through. As a competitive athlete, sport has taken Patrick adventure chasing through Europe, Australia and the Canadian Rockies, landing him in Vancouver in 2010 where he certified with CANFIT-PRO as a personal training specialist, metabolic nutritionist, and obstacle cou... read more
Former News Anchor & Television Reporter
She previously worked as a television journalist, anchoring award-winning newscasts and reporting in the British Columbia market for over 35 years.
Among numerous accolades during Pamela’s broadcasting career, CTV News at Six won Best Newscast of 2010, the 2008 International Edward R. Murrow award and in 2006, the RTND... read more
Award Winning Food Professional
VANCOUVER, BC - Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks - www.bookstocooks.com - opened in Vancouver’s Yaletown district in the fall of 1997.After 20 years in business, the store closed it’s doors end of February 2017.
Barbara-jo McIntosh, the store’s owner, envisioned an epicurean’s delight, ... read more
Dr. Theresa Nicassio is an ordinary woman whose life path as a Registered Psychologist (#1541) beginning in the mid-1980’s and later as a special needs mom took a horrific unexpected nose-dive when her health began to fail after the birth of her daughter in 1997. It was over 12 years before she discovered tha... read more
Actor, Professor, New Yorker
VANCOUVER, BC - Native New Yorker Jerry Wasserman is an actor, critic, theatre historian, and Professor of English & Theatre at UBC, where he has taught since 1972.
Jerry has performed on most of Vancouver's stages, most recently at the Arts Club in The Graduate, and has been seen in more than 200 movies and TV episodes.
H... read more
A saxophonist with an expressive sound rooted in Jazz tradition, a label owner tirelessly documenting unsung Jazz heroes, one of Canada’s most important Jazz impresarios, the hardest-working man in Jazz business – Cory Weeds is all of these things, and much more.
Weeds may be best known as the founder and owner of Cory Weeds’ Cellar Jazz Club in Vancouver, which he successfully ran... read more