Fin Free Vancouver Launch Fundraiser


Join us for a night of cultural celebration and the launching of our campaign to make Vancouver Fin Free. ><((((‘>

We’ll be touring you through the classical Chinese Gardens under the moonlight to showcase the beauty and diversity of Chinese culture as a reminder that a Fin Free world is the kind we want to live in.


Thursday, December 1st
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
Inside the Hall of One Hundred Rivers
578 Carrall Street

Entrance by donation (suggested $20)

Refreshments provided Provence and The Bon Vivant Group
Cash bar with wine provided by Bacchus Group, Vincor & Trialto
Pledge auction
Fintastic raffle prizes (wanna donate one? Contact info[at]sharktruth{dot}com)

Wheelchair accessible
*This is a guest listed event, please RSVP!  

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Carol Browne

Our Sponsors and Supporters

The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, the first of its kind outside of China, is an authentic representation of an age – old garden tradition which reached its peak in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). The Garden is characteristic of the private spaces within a Ming scholar’s residence. With its asymmetrical arrangement of rocks and plants, its winding paths and corridors, and the vistas that overlook its courtyards, the Garden emulates the rhythms of nature.

The Bon Vivant Consulting Group lead by Nessa van Bergen and her husband Chef Dino Renaerts provides strategic planning, event coordination, and full-service catering and wine pairings for high-profile events. 


Provence Mediterranean Grill won Gold for Best Bistro in the 2002 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Building on the owners’ success, and wishing to share their love of French/Italian cuisine in a comfortable atmosphere, Provence Marinaside on Vancouver’s trendy Yaletown waterfront brings beautiful, flavourful food without pretense.

Fuzion is not just a mirror of that rich mosaic; our wines are a celebration of it. We believe in making wines that pay tribute to our team and the country we love. Argentina’s rich culture is a unique expression of the old and the new world, and so is Fuzion. It’s a crossroads in a bottle.When discovering Fuzion, you’ll fall in love with Argentina. A product of Bacchus Group

Trialto is a team of passionate wine professionals. Trialto represents “wines of people, place and time”. We measure our success by the success of our winery partners and the success of our channel customers. Trialto represents the most prestigious premium wines from around the world and serves the Canadian market by helping liquor boards, retailers and restaurants source, sell and market these wines.

Vincor Canada is the largest producer and marketer of wine and related products in Canada. The Company’s leading wine brands include Jackson-Triggs, Sawmill Creek and Inniskillin, maker of the world’s leading Icewine. The Company’s products are produced at a family of estate wineries located in the provinces of British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick. 

Kitsilano Community Branch – Vancity’s purpose – as outlined in our Statement of Values and Commitments – is to work with people and communities to help them thrive and prosper. While we fulfill this purpose in part by providing our members with the best in financial products and services, we’ve also developed a Community Leadership strategy to guide our contributions to the community in other ways.

Miranda and Del Halladay founded the winery at Elephant Island in 1999 in partnership with Miranda’s Grandmother, Catherine Chard Wisnicki who’s unconventional wisdom is at the heart of all things Elephant Island.