Past Events

Healthy Intuitive Cooking

When: Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Join Chef Dimitri as we discuss a new approach to cooking based on positive approach and intuitive techniques to create meals that are physically and emotionally nourishing.

Location: Vancouver Technical High School: 2600 East Broadway

Time: 6:30 to 8:30

Cost: $25 including food material

Wealthminds 6'th Anniversay

When: Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

We are relaunching this group with new direction during our celebration at the luxurious fashion boutique Cicino among sushi and wine. The Spirit of helping others to build wealth together was the key to Wealthminds, our new mission is to help people Master, Activate, and give Meaning to our three pillars which are Learning, Living, and Giving.

Location: Cicino Boutique. 848 W. Hastings.

Time: 5:00 to 7:00

Cost: Complimentary

The Art of Negotiation: 101

When: Saturday, October 24th, 2015

This one day action-oriented workshop will improve your bargaining power and provide you with a variety of practical strategies and tactics to become a skillful negotiator in any situation. You will learn how to create successful win-win outcomes for both parties to the negotiation and how to get what you want.

What you will learn:

- The Art of Negotiations

- The Process of Negotiations

- How to create win-win positions

- Learn how to get what you want

- How to deal with difficult people

- How to get to a YES!

- When to walk away

- How to close the deal

- Role-Playing Exercises

Location: Douglas Collage, Room 1808

700 Royal Ave, New Westminister

Cost: $200 plus GST

Speaker: Tom Jones

RSVP: Alice at 604.773.5231

I Love BBT

Do you feel the emotional gulf getting bigger and bigger in your relationships? have you run out of ideas how to ignite those loving feelings?

What you will learn:

- Communication style of men and women

- Cultural behavioural patterns between those who grew up in North America and China

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Come join the most exciting experience on a Friday night, with beautiful music that soothes the soul and enlivens the spirit. Check out unique handmade merchandise from local artisans, and a variety of healers to bring your body, mind, and spirit into harmony. Meet other like minded conscious change makers by the juice bar, or in the sauna! This is the place to see some of the most talented musicians and artists live in person, to connect with yourself, others and the divine. Our DJ will get you on the dance floor, guaranteed to have a good time.

Dates: Every Friday starting August 22nd, 2014

Time: 7:00-11:10 pm Location: Markus J Hair, 2567 W. Broadway, Van Featuring Inspired Artists: Will Blunderfield, Michael Waters, Wendy and James, Shine Kelly, Raamayan Ananda.

Cost: $20 early bird $25 at the door

RSVP: EventBrite

Brought to you by Gracious Host Events & Shine Kelly


The following are some of the past events that Gracious Host has put on:

Altitude Recruiting Launch Party

We're very excited to announce...
Canadian International IT Recruiters will be Altitude Recruiting

You are cordially invited to our rebrand launch party

Theme: Viva Las Vegas

Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: J Lounge, 1216 Bute Street (by Davie St., Downtown)
Includes: Food & drinks, Wild Bill's live casino, entertainment & network with other HR professionals

RSVP: Alice Zhou, Talent Strategist,
Tel. 604-662-7773 or Email


Visit Altitude Recruiting's Website


Finally, it's time to polish the dirt off of your dancing shoes and come out! It's Gracious Host Events & Social Butterfly Club's 5 Year Anniversary Party, Metamorphosis. Join us in the magical forest in Stadium Club at Edgewater Casino and dance to the 10-piece live band of Livin' In Swing with their '50s, '60s and' 70s musical performance. You will also enjoy 3 phenomenal DJs, some appies, prizes, and be entertained by forest fairies, Bad Girls Go-Go dancers, silent auction... and so much more.

Yes, you can have your cake and eat it too, only at Metamorphosis! There will be plenty of surprises, so come for a night that you will not soon forget. For those of you who came to our 3 Year Anniversary Party, Evolution, this is the next level of fun and excitement and special events are "Special"!

Tickets are $15 from now until Sept 17, $20 from Sept 18 - 25, and $25 from Sept 26 - 28. VIP tickets are $50 each or $250 for a booth of 5 guests (each gets a flute of champagne, delicious appies, private host/hostess, dancer and special goodie bag).


On May 30, 2008, at 5pm Dominelli International will once again proudly host CARNEVALE 2008, the Annual Body Art Exposition and Competition at the Italian Cultural Centre in Vancouver (3075 Slocan Street).

This event will feature artists who will demonstrate their talents using models as human canvases and will create elaborate, colourful and intricate designs. This will be the 14th annual, highly successful Body Artistry Exposition and Competition of its kind and is a showcase of creative expression of art and form.

BCAC - Black Tie and Blue Jeans Auction

This fundraising gala will be the first special event unveiling the brand new BCIT hangar! Every dollar raised will go directly to the BCAC Endowment and Bursary Fund, supporting the next generation within the aviation and aerospace industry. The evening will include a tantalizing feast to delight the appetite, a jazz trio to create a relaxing atmosphere, and fantastic prizes and draws, including two tickets valid for travel to any Air Canada scheduled destination to inspire the imagination. Come take advantage of our live and silent auctions for your Christmas shopping — we will have over 300 exciting items to choose from! There will also be an amazing art sale hosted by the Chali-Rosso Art Gallery, which will include 100 original art works featuring Salvador Dali, Picasso, and Chagall.

BCFFPA - CFFA Conference

Events Include:
Opening Ceremony-Monday May 24th 7-11 pm, stand up cocktail reception

Closing Ceremony- Saturday May 26th 7-11pm, sit down dinner

Silent Auction ongoing thru this event

An Enchanted Holiday Luncheon

We have the Chair and President of the Richmond Chamber, two Richmond City Counsellors, board of governor from SFU, school trustee of Vancouver School Board and Richmond School Board, City Mayor of Richmond and Comox, Council General of China, UK, US, Indonesia and Hong Kong, as well as many important business people. The Richmond Review is our Media Sponsor.

It is our wish to raise a donation to encourage the Air Cadet Squadron 655. We believe that their programs, which include effective speaking, leadership, gliding, survival training, first aid, music band, annual parade on Canada Day and Remembrance Day etc., positively train youngsters to uphold a healthy community. Holiday season is the season of giving, so please open your heart to give us your kind support. Better to give than receive. Nothing is too small, donation of gifts or certificates for auction welcome. Blessings!

This is also an effective exposure opportunity, with more than 100 business owners, executives, and local dignitaries attending. All indicators show that the event is going to be an overwhelming success for all involved! We will arrange for a cheque presentation on stage to the Air Cadet Captain at the luncheon. Many VIPs and dignitaries like Consuls-General, Mayors, School Trustees, BC Aviation Council and governmental officials will be there witnessing your generous contribution to the community.

Credential Financial Inc. and The Ethical Funds Company Staff Party

This will be a formal event. It will be a sit down dinner followed by entertainment and dancing. Ice breaker party games will happen at the beginning of the evening.

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Cooking Class

Cooking Class

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July Ono

Ian Mackenzie

Altitude Recruiting


BCAC - Black Tie and Blue Jeans Auction

BCFFPA - CFFA Conference

Local Enivornmental Art Forms

Playboy Golf '08