Social Events Program 17

2017 Pre Convention Social Activities
Thursday, September 14th

Sturgeon Fishing

Thursday, September 14th, 2017 – (7:00 am—4:00 pm)

 Sturgeon fishing on the Fraser River offers anglers a world class experience. There are 3 areas of the Fraser that anglers should consider while planning their sturgeon fishing vacation. For the purposes of sport fishing we divide the Fraser into Lower/Middle, Fraser Canyon and Upper Fraser Canyon. All three areas provide great opportunities but knowing “when to fish where” is the key to success. STS has been fishing these waters for over 20 years and offers anglers the opportunity to fish these great locations.

Fall brings the millions of salmon migrating up the Fraser River to spawn in local tributaries. Sturgeon reply on these salmon as a major food source and must feed on them to survive the winter months, that is why the Fall is considered the best fishing on the Lower and middle Fraser area. Some of the largest surgeon of the year are caught and landed in the Mission area as this area is known as the feeding lane for White Sturgeon. Best time to fish in the Fall is between Sept 1 to November 15.

Sturgeon are known for Tail walking leaps and can quickly spool 200yds of line, an average fish of 4 to 6 feet will test the skill and strength of any angler. During peak periods is when our average size will increase though you can catch 8 to 10 footers any time of year.

Lunch is provided and Includes: Deli sandwiches, salad, snacks, pastry, fruit and bottled water and soda.

Although the boats are covered, please dress appropriately for the weather. We will provide you with all fishing tackle, rods, reels, waders and all other fishing related items. Visit Guide BC for further information.

Cost: $ 320.00 p.p. (Tax Included) Includes: Transfer, Fishing Excursion, License, and Lunch with all Gratuities. All fishing tackle, rods, reels, waders and all other fishing related items will be provided.

You will be required to acquire Fishing License to participate in this event.  information will be provided

Registrant, Partner & Guest Event


Hands on Cooking Class at the Dirty Apron Cooking School

Thursday, September 14th (10:00 am – 3:30 pm)

The Menu

The Chef’s Favorite- A celebration of Dirty Apron’s Most Beloved Dishes.

Join us to learn how to make the perfect fall meal to showcase the many delicious flavours this season has to offer. To start, you’ll prepare Roasted Butternut Squash Tortellini with Wild Mushroom Ragu. Followed by Classic Italian Osso Buco with Roasted GarlicAsiago Polenta.  Top these off with a decadent Chocolate & Barollo Crema for dessert.

The Dirty Apron Cooking School and Delicatessen is Canada’s most exciting culinary playground. From their renowned cooking school and popular deli; to the best-selling The Dirty Apron Cookbook, bustling catering business and educational YouTube cooking channel – it all comes back to one thing: We are the destination for home cooks, the curious and seasoned professionals alike to learn, explore and unleash culinary imagination.

The Dirty Apron Cooking School teaches over 10,000 students each year how to cook in our incredibly fun and educational cooking classes. A favorite amongst locals and visitors alike, students range from as young as 7 years old in the Kids Summer Camp, to 77+, and everyone in between. Instruction focuses on popular regional cuisines as well as basic skills for ingredient-focused cooking. During the hands-on classes, our experienced and engaging chef instructors walk students through each step required in crafting a complete meal of appetizer, entrée and dessert. After the preparation and plating of each dish is finished, students gather at the communal dining table in the stylish dining room to enjoy their creations alongside a glass of wine, while the staff takes care of the dirty dishes. Students use only the best tools of the trade thanks to partnerships with All Clad cookware, Wusthof knives, Wolf ranges, and Sub Zero fridges.

Join your friends and colleagues for this fun filled day offering a Culinary Experience not to be missed.

Cost: $ 240.00 p.p. (Tax Included) Includes:  Hands on Cooking Class, wine, luncheon & gratuities.  (Short Walk to Facility) Meet in lobby at 9:30 am to walk as a group.

Registrant, Partner & Guest Event


New Format – Welcome Reception – Appy’s and drinks with sponsors

Vancouver Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel, Ballroom II & III
Thursday, September 14th (5:30 pm – 8:00 pm) (New Format)

Welcome to Vancouver!  To kick off our 25th Annual Scientific Meeting we will join our meeting sponsors other delegates and guests to rekindle old acquaintances and make new.  This year we have changed the format and will feature a Reception Style event hosted early in the Sponsor Trade show area, allowing you the chance to then experience Vancouver’s many Restaurants.  Reception hosted on the second level of the Vancouver, Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel.

Plan to be in Vancouver early to kick off the 2017 CARDP Scientific Meeting

Cost: Complimentary with Registration

Registrant, Partner & Guest Event

Dress:  Business Casual



Vancouverism Walking Tour & Luncheon –  Partner / Guest Event

Friday, September 15th (10:00 am – 2:30 pm)

Meet in Lobby 9:45 am

The Tour – We will start the day after breakfast at 10 to meet up for our Vancouverism walking tour. We start at Vancouver’s downtown waterfront, which will include Harbour Centre for a 360-degree view of the city.  We will visit the Marine Building, Hotel Europe and then stroll Gastown and see our notable steam clock and continue into Chinatown and Strathcona, two oldest neighbourhoods in Vancouver. We will visit the world’s narrowest office building and if time permits we will take a quick tour of the Rennie Private Art Museum. The walking tour ends with lunch at Chambar.

Vancouverism – ‘Vancouverism’ started as a set of local design principles that arose from our city’s unique approach to human centered urbanism.  These ideas quickly moved from experiment to expertise and have become so successful they are exported globally as examples for other cities to follow.  To build on this success, Designers Collective is now expanding on the idea of a unique Vancouverist approach to design by extending our city’s inclusive humanism into the realm of interiors, furniture design, art and artisanry.

Visit for more information:

Bio – Designers Collective: Tina Dhillon an Architect, and Brooke Hatfield an Interior Designer. We share a passion for design, a need for creativity and a simple, common goal—to make the world a little more beautiful. Through interior design, workshops, design tours, blogs and DIY, we encourage and enable others to find and understand their style.

Luncheon at Chambar Restaurant:

Chef Nico Schuermans and his wife Karri have brought to life their dream of opening a restaurant where guests can experience fine dining in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Their philosophy is based on a commitment to fresh, innovative, and incredible food that is presented without pretension. The result is a restaurant with exquisite cuisine, exceptional service, and a room that glows. Chambar – an unpretentious fling with fine dining.

Chef Nico Schuermans is a qualified chef and restaurateur, and has been in the hospitality industry since he was 14. Nico received his qualifications from the prestigious CREPAC School of culinary arts in Belgium. His apprenticeship was with ‘La Villa Lorraine’ (two star Michelin), and went on to work as Chef de Partie for ‘Comme Chez Soi’ (three star Michelin for 20 years), which is considered Belgium’s finest restaurant. Nico cooked for Mick Jagger, Prince, Bill Clinton, and many other celebrities. Nico was Chef de Partie at the Savoy Hotel in London, where over 1000 people were served at each sitting. He completed his professional training here before moving on to become Head Chef at ‘Alhambra’ in Sydney, Australia.

Before leaving Australia, Nico was invited to cook at the ‘Epoch – Belgian Beer Café’ for the Belgian national athletes, and visiting Royals. Upon coming to Canada Nico and his wife lived in Whistler, where Nico was employed by ‘La Rua’ Restaurant.  Nico lived in New York for 5 months, working as manager at ‘Gitane’ in Soho before returning to Canada.

Join your Friends to Explore Vancouver and a true dining experience.

562 Beatty Street
Vancouver BC V6B 2L3

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Cost: $ 115.00 p.p. (Tax Included)

Partner& Guest Event



New Format – Friday Night “President’s Bash” @ Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel

Friday, September 15th (7:00 pm – 12:00 am)

Reception & Dinner at Vista 360 – Dessert & Dance Party—Tuscany Room

All Welcome, Speakers, Sponsors, Delegates & Guests

This Year we are trying something new, to involve the entire group.  The President’s Party will move to Friday Night to create a more Casual and Fun Night for everyone.  Pre-Dinner Reception and Dinner will be held on top of the Vancouver Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel with Spectacular city and water vistas.  After dining in the sky, we will move downstairs where a fun and relaxing party will continue.  This more casual format is designed to get all members, guests, speakers and sponsors together for a fun and informal night.

Leaving Saturday Night free for delegates and guests to get together and explore the fantastic restaurants offered in Vancouver.  Join us for this new informal evening.

Evening Entertainment “Noah Nine”

The story of Noah Nine begins in Japan in 1994 where Sean Dillon and Richard Dolmat met as contracted street musicians at a theme park north of Tokyo. They soon discovered a chemistry that would serve them well in developing their lucrative musical careers. Since then, they have delighted audiences on three continents and seven countries.

Noah Nine are well known for their renditions of classic cover tunes from The Beatles, Beach Boys, Rolling Stones and other 60’s favourites. Sean and Richard bring a hip irreverent sense of humour to their retro repertoire. They’re fun! They’re entertaining! And they ROCK!!! With songs spanning four decades, featuring guitar, keyboards, drums, pristine vocals and a keen sense of humor, this charismatic duo has the ability to entertain large crowds of all ages. Their engaging in between song banter and audience interaction make them a crowd favourite. A guaranteed a fun time!

Cost: $ 175.00 p.p. (Tax Included)

Dress:  Business Casual



 High Tea at the Wedgewood Hotel

Saturday, September 16 (2:00 am – 4:00 pm) 

Includes Transfers, High Tea and gratuities.  Meet in Lobby @ 1:30

High Tea

Afternoon High Tea Lush velvet banquettes, warm cherrywood and an abundance of flowers offer the perfect setting for the Wedgewood’s Traditional Afternoon Tea. Served in the Bacchus Room, besides a cozy fire, this wonderful treat compliments the elegance of the luxurious boutique hotel. Your tea includes: A great selection of loose leaf teas and herbal infusions. A variety of delicate finger sandwiches, Decadent petit fours & freshly baked scones with, home made jams, jellies and condiments.

About the Hotel

An elegant, world-class property set in the heart of Vancouver’s thriving and cosmopolitan downtown; the Wedgewood Hotel has been a well-kept secret to visitors of Vancouver since it opened in 1984.  While the secret is definitely out, the elegance, charm and commitment to service remain.

Its award-winning restaurant, Bacchus, offers an unforgettable epicurean experience in an elegant and romantic setting.  Walk through the Hornby Street entrance, and Bacchus’ attention to detail is immediately apparent.  You are instantly surrounded by luxury, with richly upholstered furniture, warm, dark cherry wood, and Murano crystal fixtures imported from Venice.  A large School of Rubens Oil Painting depicting Bacchus himself, the Greek god of wine and revelry, presides over the lounge, one of the sites of Vancouver’s most popular High Teas.

Cost: $ 80.00 p.p. (Tax Included) Includes Transfer from the Hotel and return and High Tea.

Partner & Guest Event



Saturday, September 16th, 2017

 Free Evening to Explore Vancouver.  Join your friends and colleagues for the evening and explore some of Vancouver’s finest restaurants. 

Suggested Local Restaurants

Walking distance of the Hotel

Cardero’s –

Lift –

Tableu –

Gastown- a short cab ride

Tuc Craft Kitchen –

Baobei –

LÁbottoir –


Try Fly Over Canada

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