Friday, April 15th – Royal Bay Secondary School
3500 Ryder Hesjedal Way (in the former Colwood gravel pit off Metchosin Rd.)
Farm-to-Table Gourmet Dinner (6 – 10 pm)
Live Music • Dancing • Art Show • Silent Auction
6 – 7 pm: jazz trio, mix n’ mingle • 7 pm: dinner served • 8:30 – 10 pm: live music/dance
Get Tickets Tickets also available at Lyle’s Place, 770 Yates St.
Called Dance with 12-piece String Band (8:30 pm door -10 pm)
Tickets: $15 each, $10 for 16 and under
Limited number of tickets available at the door starting at 8:30 pm
With occasional back-up vocals from friends, this 10-piece group from Cortes Island will perform cheerful, good-hearted tunes and provide a fun evening filled with the opportunity to try and enjoy contra dancing. Often likened to square dancing without the squares, there is no fancy footwork required, and a complete newcomer can be dancing along in a matter of minutes with the help of the dance caller, who gives instructions as the dance goes along. Read more Contra Dance Page.
“The music is played with enough skill to keep skill level out of the foreground, enough humility to let the music come through the musicians, and enough spirit to get your toes moving and your face smiling.”
Brooke Fader, a sommelier and the Convivium Leader for Slow Food Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands, will share a short introduction to Slow Food during the meal.
Brooke is a founding member of Slow Fish Canada and coordinates closely with Slow Fish International and the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity. She owns a restaurant, Wild Mountain Food & Drink, with her chef-husband in Sooke, B.C. which has been recognized for its commitment to local food and natural wine.
Meet the Chefs
Ali Ryan has been Chef at Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub for nine years. Spinnakers dedication to the local food movement and lessening the environmental ‘footprint’ of the establishment fit her beliefs like a glove. She is a proud member of the Island Chef’s Collaborative.
Cindy Meiklejohn is co-founder of Ingredients Cafe and Community Market in beautiful downtown Victoria. She is a Whole Foods Preparation Instructor and Nutritional Councillor who believes food should taste amazing and be your medicine!
Rowan Bezeau is a fully accredited BC teacher and Red Seal Chef. Rowan has spent many years in the industry and has recently finished his teacher education from UBC and is a chef/instructor at Royal Bay Secondary.
Zach Regan is a Sooke resident who graduated from the E.M.C.S Culinary arts Program in 1999 and is also a chef/instructor at Royal Bay Secondary with a passion for fine dining.
The Evening’s Menu
Chopped local bitter greens and Saanich Longview Farm cabbage tops tossed in local cilantro lemon hemp vinaigrette served with house-made pumpkin seed chive herbed “cheese”, house made fermented salsa verde and Canadian sprouted buckwheat and Saanich Longview Farm leek golden flax crackers.
Seasonal vegetable puree, plus fresh Spinnaker’s bread.
Roasted Oceanwise pacific Halibut fillet, house smoked Dragonfly Farm’s tomato chutney, Guite’s Farm charred asparagus, Salt Spring Island’s Exotic Mushrooms & Sprouts Shiitake mushrooms, pickled grainy mustard & garden grown chive sauce.
Bruleed Level Ground spiced violet rice pudding.
Special thanks to Pedersen’s Rentals and Decorate Victoria for their contributions to what will be an extraordinary evening!
Royal Bay Secondary Jazz Band
6 – 7 pm
Born out of the exceptional 30-year legacy of Dunsmuir Middle and the former Belmont Secondary music programs, these fine young musicians have earned critical acclaim at Musicfest Canada, the largest music festival of its kind in North America.
Proceeds will go towards a youth homeless shelter on the Westshore with help from Rotary.