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Media release: 2019 Flourish Gala

Posted on March 11, 2019

flourish gala 2019‌‌

16 culinary stations, 14 wineries, one great cause 

VANCOUVER – Flourish, Vancouver Community College's (VCC) annual fundraising gala, is this Wednesday, March 13 at VCC’s Broadway campus. Proceeds from this event fund scholarships through the VCC Foundation that recognize hardworking and talented students; 2019 contributions will initiate a new scholarship for hair and esthetics students. 

“We are proud of our skilled students and the strong programming we offer in our Green Circle Salons-certified VCC Salon & Spa,” says Brett Griffiths, dean of trades, technology and design. “Flourish showcases many VCC programs with the end result helping deserving students.”

Guests will savour culinary delights from talented chefs such as David Hawksworth (Hawksworth Group), Poyan Danesh (Ocean Mama Seafood), Mark Singson (Top Chef Canada), Bruno Feldeisen (The Great Canadian Baking Show), Tobias Grignon (Rabbit’s Foot Supper Club), Jen Peters (Nextjen), Erin Vickars (Outer Shores), and many more. Also onsite will be 14 wine-tasting stations provided by the Naramata Bench Wineries Association, a live VCC alumni band, fashion elements, a silent auction, and much more. 

VCC is the largest culinary school in Western Canada and continually voted the #1 Professional Culinary School in Georgia Straight’s “Best Of” survey, meaning attendees know the food will be delicious. The gala's green-tie theme showcases VCC's brand while celebrating the spring season as well as student success, growth, and new beginnings.

With food, wine, fashion, live music, and dancing, Flourish promises to be a fun and memorable night showcasing the best of VCC and supporting student success.

Event details:
Wednesday, March 13, 7-10 p.m.
Vancouver Community College, building B, event space
1120 E. 7 Ave., Vancouver 

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Use promo code VCCCHEF for $50 off an individual ticket purchase

Flourish’s lead sponsors include: Loungeworks, Naramata Bench Wineries Association, Ocean Mama Seafood, TDI, White & Peters, Colour Compass Corporation, Craftsman Collision Limited, and The Georgia Straight. 

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For interview/photo opportunities, media can contact:
Danielle Libonati, Marketing Communications Officer
Vancouver Community College
604.871.7000, ext. 7531