BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.5233@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20161029T000000Z DTEND:20161029T000000Z DESCRIPTION:<a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/1637053119957058/"><st rong>Event Web Site</strong> </a>\n\nCome join <a href="http://www.tonarig umi.ca" target="_blank">Tonari Gumi</a> &rsquo\;s (The Japanese Canadian V olunteers Association) popular tasting event now in its 15th year at the g rand ballroom of The Coast Coal Harbour Hotel\, featuring a wide range of sake and spirits\, in &lsquo\;spirit&rsquo\; to Japan and the Japanese Com munity. \n \n Discover products from <em>Artisan Sake Maker</em> \, <em>Ax is Planning</em> \, <em>CMC Sake + Wine Merchants\, Jizake Japan\, Kanaya Shuzouten\, PureSake4U </em> and special selections from The Consulate Gen eral of Japan in Vancouver. Joining us this year are BC&rsquo\;s own micro breweries\, craft distillers and winemakers\, such as <em>The Parkside Bre wery\, Powell Street Craft Brewery\, Odd Society Spirits</em> and Okanagan &rsquo\;s <em>Kanazawa Wines</em> .\n \n In addition\, experience food and appetizers prepared by <em>Miku Restaurant</em> \, <em>Ryuu Japanese Kitc hen </em> and <em>ShuRaku Sake Bar + Bistro</em> . The chefs from each res taurant will also partake in our Ocean Wise Spirit Roll Sushi Challenge\, where they will create their own version of the Tonari Gumi &ldquo\;Spirit Roll&rsquo\;&rdquo\; by utilizing ocean friendly sustainable seafood ingr edients. Everyone will have a chance to taste all creations and determine the winner\, along with our guest foodie judges.\n \n The night will also feature: jazz performance by <a href="http://www.timtamashiro.com/">Tim Ta mashiro</a> \, host of CBC Radio 2&rsquo\;s program <em>Tonic</em> . A med ia wall featuring headpieces created by Vancouver&rsquo\;s popular hair sa lon<em> Suki&rsquo\;s</em> and kimonos provided by Tonari Gumi. There will be raffle draws\, a costume contest\, silent auction items and more!\n\nT ICKETS:\n $75 per person (19yrs+)\n Can be purchased by phone by calling T onari Gumi (604) 687-2172 or <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-sp irits-of-japan-fundraising-tasting-event-tickets-27042665340">Online throu gh Eventbrite</a> .\n\nCome join us for this great event\, which helps sup port programs for seniors and others at our Japanese Community Resource Ce ntre located at 101&ndash\;42 West 8th Avenue\, Vancouver\, BC. For more i nfo\, please visit: www.tonarigumi.ca\n\n**Special Hotel Rates available. Please plan a safe trip home. SUMMARY:Spirits of Japan 2016 URL:/en/events/2016/10/29/spirits-of-japan-2016/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR