Opportunity Knocks For Those Looking For A Start In The Local Public Relations Trade

November 1, 2011 

Oooh, here’s a chance that doesn’t pop up every day. If any of our readers are looking to get their feet wet in public relations, Shannon and Kate over at Heth PR are looking for an intern. The boutique Gastown firm counts clients like The One Of A Kind Show, IDSWest, Chambar, L’Abattoir and many other cool, local companies and events in its stables. From any email today:

Do you love food, wine, art and design? Want to learn more about the world of PR? If you have excellent communication skills, attention to detail and would call yourself a people person, you just might be just what we need! Heth PR, a boutique public relations agency in Vancouver, is looking for an intern to join our team part-time. You must be: able to wear many hats; have a high level of time management; able to strategize in times of crisis and attend/assist with evening events and day-of preparations; detail oriented; extremely organized; and able to work in a boutique team environment.

Expectations after the jump… Read more

“IDSWest” Gets Ready To Launch Three Day Celebration Of Art, Design And Architecture

September 23, 2011 

The Interior Design Show West (IDSwest) is coming up quickly, running from September 29th to October 2nd. It’s Western Canada’s premiere residential design show, and it’s gearing up to showcase some 200 curated exhibitors, all putting forward quality products and services to an audience of industry professionals, architects, designers, and consumers. It attracts over 28,000 attendees over three and a half days; roughly 22,000 of whom are avid design wonks looking to source and purchase some of the latest trends and innovations in contemporary home design.

Here are six things you shouldn’t miss… Read more

Twelve And A Half Minutes With Local Artist George Vergette…

George Vergette is an artist living and working in Vancouver. His work “uses both medium and content to insert the viewer into each piece, giving a personal dimension to his deceptively minimal works.” After seeing his show at Gallery Jones recently, we contacted him to ask a few questions about his work,  his impressions of the Vancouver arts scene and the animal he most identifies with…

Three things about the Hastings Sunrise neighbourhood that make you want to live there: I’ve lived in this area for about ten years and it’s pretty close to everything. Downtown is less then ten minutes away, Commercial Drive is five minutes away and New Brighton Park is also five minutes away, which is perfect because you can easily take your wiener dog for a run.

Your latest show was titled Stranded and Broke in a Strange Town. Can you tell us where this title came from? I collect books and this was on the back of a pocket book I have titled “A Swell Looking Girl”. It seemed to me that when you’re starting a new body of work you’re kind of left empty in your studio with nothing but whatever source material inspires you and the images of past work. So this title seemed like a good metaphor for the feeling you have in the studio when you’re putting together a show.

Beyond that, what’s the inspiration behind the work? Two of the main pieces in the show are more sculptural than the rest. One is what I call “the corner painting”, which consists of multiple panels that intersect in the corner. My work has a lot of reflection originating from the resin surfaces, so I had been thinking about using this idea of reflection and surface in a different way then I had ever done before, [like] what kind of shape or construction could I employ in a painting that would enhance or distort the typical reflection that comes from my work. There were a lot of different variations that came up in the studio but the corner seemed like the most complicated of all the structures, so I went with that. Read more

The Vancouver Playhouse Wine Fest Joins The Scout Community

January 12, 2011 


The Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival is now a proud member supporter of Scout. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank them for their support of our little website. Click ahead to read on or jump directly to their Scout page hereRead more

Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival




Tickets: 604-873-3311
Toll free: 1-877-321-3121
Web: www.playhousewinefest.com
E-Mail: info@playhousewinefest.com
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The Team

Festival Executive Director: Harry Hertscheg
Director of Operations: Trish Metcalfe
Marketing Manager: Matthew Pinch
Festival Administrator: Visnja Vukelich
Box Office & Information Coordinator: Melanie Wickes
Publicist: Shannon Heth
Gala Manager: Kelly Snider

About The Festival


The Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival, Canada’s premier wine show, runs from March 28th to April 3rd, 2011. The Playhouse Wine Festival is one of the biggest and oldest wine festival events in the world. In 2011, the theme region will be Spain and the global focus Fortified Wine. The Festival features a week of special events including the Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction, wine seminars, wine minglers, winery dinners, and lunches and brunches at fine restaurants and hotels. The Playhouse Wine Festival is produced by the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Society, which has three mandates: provide an informative, educational and entertaining wine experience for public and trade; be a premier marketing opportunity for the wine industry and Festival partners; and raise funds for the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company. Since its inception in 1979, the Festival has raised over $7.2 million to enable Western Canada’s leading theatre company to mount 223 productions and develop extensive community outreach and educational programs.

The Shore Club generously presents the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival.