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Win two tickets to Flourish!

Posted on February 16, 2018

UPDATE March 13, 2018: Warmest congratulations to the winner of the VCC Foundation's TAG AND WIN ticket giveaway! Kathryn Gidluck is duty manager (and VCC hospitality management alumna) at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Tickets are still available for VCC's signature, green-tie fundraising gala. Join us this Wednesday, March 14 for fabulous food, wine, music, fashion, and a silent auction. This year's proceeds will seed an award for an emerging female student leader in culinary, baking, or hospitality. PURCHASE TICKETS >


Original article:

Here’s how you and your date can attend Flourish – The VCC Foundation's annual 'green-tie' fundraising gala – for free!


How to enter: 

  • Visit the Flourish 2018 event on the VCC Alumni Facebook page.
  • In the discussion stream, tag a friend who you'd bring to the gala.
  • Contest closes on Wednesday, March 7 at 12 p.m. 

The VCC Foundation will randomly select one entrant to win two (2) tickets to the 2018 Flourish gala. The winner will be notivied via Facebook. Retail value of this prize is $400 [tickets are not transferrable and have no cash value]. Official rules and regulations.

What is Flourish?

At VCC's signature 'green-tie' fundraising gala, we celebrate our talented alumni and support current students while sampling culinary stations hosted by:

  • Hawksworth
  • Poyan Danesh
  • Jen Peters
  • Erin Vickars
  • Tobias MacDonald
  • Hamid Salimian
  • Bruno Feldeisen
  • Tret Jordan
  • Laura Dawe
  • Scarlet Gaffney
  • Andrew George
  • Dennis Green
  • Carol Chow
  • Karen Gin
  • Marlo Romey
  • Miki Arambulo
  • Shelome Bouvette
  • Sandy Chen
  • Esther Kosa
  • Nancy McRae

Be sure to check out the Cactus Club Café corner for a special menu item and cocktail creation.

Our VCC band will keep you jumping from food to wine station! Tom Arntzen is lead vocalist, backed by VCC faculty members Laurence Mollerup (bass), Bernie Arai (drums), Daryl Jahnke (guitar), and Sharon Minemoto (keyboard).

You’ll also enjoy tastings by 14 Naramata Bench Winery Association wineries. 


Enter to win our Tag and Win contest today or purchase tickets at We look forward to seeing you in your best 'green-tie' attire!

Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Time: 7 - 11 p.m.

Location: VCC Broadway campus, Building B, 1120 East 7th Ave.