[Text by Tina Mohns and Curtis M. Davey]
[Photos by Heather Renney]
On an usually clear and quiet Sunday night, over a hundred people came together at Performance Works Theatre on Granville Island for Slideluck Vancouver II, in association with the inaugural Capture Photo Festival.
The second edition of Slideluck Vancouver saw some drastic changes and innovative initiatives including a new venue, new partners and the introduction of community cooking workshops hosted by a new breed of local food businesses – Brown Paper Packages, Nice Pops YVR and the Woodland Smokehouse.
Although we suffered a few setbacks, such as our commissary kitchen burning down in the wee hours of the morning before the event, the community and our partners stepped up and Slideluck Vancouver II went off without a hitch.
We dined on delicious dishes from our partners, Potluck Cafe & Catering and Seasons In The Park restaurant, and we raised several hundred dollars for our community partners. The lineup for desserts from Brown Paper Packages and Nice Pops YVR seemed endless but was well worth the wait.
The atmosphere was west-coast casual as guests mingled from table to table while enjoying wine from Chile and New Zealand and Brooklyn Brewery beers, especially the Brown Ale. Some guests walked away with some serious swag as we had several two and three time winners in our raffle draw.
DJ Aimee Hawker spun some sweet, soulful tunes as the last slideshow finished and guests began exiting in preparation for another work week. Stopping on the way out to thank the amazing volunteers and to tell us over and over again how much they enjoyed it and look forward to the next edition.