Taste BC and Help BC Children’s Hospital

Taste BC

What can be better than a night of fine wine and food? How about a night of fine wine and food with proceeds going to help the BC Children’s Hospital? Well, that’s what will happen at the second annual Taste BC by Liberty Merchant Co. With Taste BC, Liberty is once again gathering British Columbia’s food and beverage industry in an effort to raise money for the BC Children’s Hospital – Oak Tree Clinic.

The second annual celebration of local food and drink takes place January 22, 2009 (4:30-7:30 p.m.) at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver. Event goers will not only indulge in tastings from some of the finest restaurants, wineries, breweries and cheese purveyors in BC, they will also benefit one of the province’s most vital medical institutions.

Liberty launched Taste BC in 2008 after successfully running the BC Wine and Oyster Festival for 13 years. All proceeds from that event were also donated to the Oak Tree Clinic, which specializes in providing care and services to sufferers of HIV/AIDS.

With the advent of Taste BC, Liberty is able to broaden the number of participants and potential patrons who can help the charity. The funds raised from the inaugural Taste BC event and its predecessor total $159,515.77. With the 2009 Taste BC, that figure is sure to rise considerably. Along with the great food and drink, the attractions include live music, door prizes and a silent auction that features luxury items, including local experience packages and delicious products made by British Columbia’s own.

“I know dieting is a new year’s resolution for everyone, but I think all of us would agree that Taste BC is one event the diet can be put on hold for. Not only is it a gastronomical celebration of all that’s great about British Columbia, the gathering also benefits people in our community who need our help more than ever,”
Regan Schwartz, Liberty’s Director of Marketing.

Tickets for Taste BC can be purchased at all Liberty locations for $49.99 each. Remember, all proceeds goes to the BC Children’s Hospital – Oak Tree Clinic. What a great way to have a night out and help those in need. I hope to see you there!

25 thoughts on “Taste BC and Help BC Children’s Hospital”

  1. Nasir says:

    I would def. attend if I could. I love doing thing for a good cause.
    Thanks for the post john

    1. Adam Bshero says:

      I am glad to see this event being advertised… people still do care about others!

      1. Drinking for a cause? Sounds absurd.

        1. Hey, money for charity is money for charity.

  2. Mike B says:

    Yea, If I was not stuck in Indiana amongst snow and other things I would l come. Sounds like a great event though.

    1. Dude you would travel from indiana?! thats hardcore!!

  3. I think this is great. My husband and I like to go to charity dinners for date nights. We always have a good time and it’s for a good cause.

  4. Mario says:

    I like this kind of events, but unfortunately i live far
    away from Vancouver.


  5. Ryan. says:

    I would love to come if I wasn’t 3,000km away! Sounds like a great cause and I hope you have a great time.

  6. Melissa says:

    If I lived nearby I would definitely go! I’m in PA.

  7. GP says:

    I would love to go, but I am much too far away to attend this one.

  8. GP says:

    I would love to attend, but I am much too far away for this one.

  9. Ryan says:

    Looks like a great event. Guess I’ll be swinging by the Granville Island store to pick up at ticket. Sweet!

  10. BrandC says:

    This is a great cause. The Lucille Packard Children’s hospital here in the Bay Area has something similar to this. It’s good that you bring causes like this to the mainstream’s attention.

  11. Nice of you to post a heads up about another good charity!! Hope it is as successful as the last one you spoke of!!

  12. Very nice to see the promotion of a program that helps children in need. I knew a little girl that had leukemia and saw what she and her family went through first-hand, so these kids can really use the help…

  13. I would love to go, but I am much too far away to attend this one.

  14. game-girl says:

    Charity is a subject of your attention,it is pleasant to see!

    1. John Chow says:

      One must give in order to receive. 🙂

  15. gladys_cute says:

    I will go. It’s been a long time since my last charity event..

  16. uwak says:

    great job….. good social act

  17. J.D. Meier says:

    You asked a great question and I think the answer is nothing can be better than fine wine and foods.

    1. I’m a beer man myself – but like any alcohol both are acquired tastes

  18. game-girl says:

    The party is worth visiting,I think there will be many companions who know what to discuss.

  19. I’d go if I could, but I’m way too busy right now. Nice thing to do though.

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