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Glowbal Group and Museum of Vancouver News  
July 29th, 2011

Directly from the Glowbal Group Press Release:

Loving Summer, Glowbal Style Dash to dine in the sunshine

Vancouver, BC (Thursday, July 28) Summer has finally arrived in Vancouver and there is nowhere hotter to get your dine on than with The GLOWBAL COLLECTION. With six restaurants - including glowbal grill, COAST, Sanafir, Italian Kitchen, Trattoria and SOCIETY - each offering a refreshingly different experience, summer-time entertaining is a breeze. Plus, with fun promos aplenty, such as movie nights at SOCIETY and belly dancing at Sanafir - guests can be sure there is always something on the go-go at these celebrated Vancouver eateries.

The Glowbal Collection + Union Gospel Mission, BBQ

On Saturday, July 16, The Glowbal Collection once again joined forces with the Union Gospel Mission (UGM) to organize a BBQ for residents of the downtown eastside. Offering all the fixins’ for a delicious meal, more than 6,000 people attended the event. This is the third collaboration from The GLOWBAL COLLECTION and UGM. Glowbal proprietors Shannon and Emad Yacoub extend their heartfelt gratitude to the many volunteers who assisted with the worthy cause. Check out photos from the BBQ on The GLOWBAL COLLECTION Blog. Stay tuned for news regarding the Christmas 2011 dinner.

Fashion Fix

Not sure what to wear when you hit the town? Check out the newly minted ‘Glowbal Style Watch’ on The GLOWBAL COLLECTION Blog, courtesy of Vancouver-based fashion maven Sandra O’Connell, for a detailed look at the season’s must-have clothing and accessories.

Recipe In-Box
Get the inside scoop on crowd-pleasing dishes with select recipes for signature items - such as Sanafir’s delicious roasted garlic hummus - now available for download on The GLOWBAL COLLECTION Blog.

The GLOWBAL COLLECTION + Mission Hill Family Estate: An Exclusive Wine Country Collaboration
On Saturday, August 27, The GLOWBAL COLLECTION and Mission Hill Family Estate present the ‘Three Chefs in the Vineyard’ dinner, at the West Kelowna winery. Matthew Batey (Executive Winery Chef at Terrace, Mission Hill) and Glowbal toques Dennis Peckham (Executive Chef, COAST Restaurant) and Ryan Gauthier (Corporate Chef, The GLOWBAL COLLECTION of Restaurants), will present a locally-inspired four-course menu, expertly paired with highlights from the winery cellar - all while being surrounded by the natural beauty of the Okanagan Valley. Seating is limited. Call 250.768.6483 to reserve seats.


The GLOWBAL COLLECTION is comprised of six restaurants: glowbal grill steaks & satay, COAST Restaurant, Sanafir, Italian Kitchen, Trattoria Italian Kitchen and SOCIETY Dining Lounge; two lounges: AFTERglow and O Lounge; and a catering company: Glowbal Catering. A seventh restaurant, Black & Blue, will open Fall 2011.

The energy, bustle, and allure of these celebrated Vancouver restaurants are what most people notice first. In addition, flawless service, exquisite wine lists, and some of the most inventive, celebrated cuisine in Vancouver define every restaurant in the collection.

Make your reservations online at

Check out The GLOWBAL COLLECTION blog for the latest news on all the restaurants at

Directly from the Museum of Vancouver Press Release:


Wednesday August 3rd open to public.

There are the families we’re born with…..then there are the families we choose.

Queer Film Fest and Museum of Vancouver have teamed up to launch the photography exhibition

Chosen Family Portraits. MOV is the only place in town exhibiting all 28 images of the families and their stories (in bright pink elegant frames!) The  Portraits depict the less conventional families, part of a clever community photography project started in 2010.

The Youtube video about the project will also be displayed at the exhibition.

For information of the Museum of Vancouver please see their website:

Special Event  

Dine Out Vancouver 2015

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Dine Out Vancouver 2015 is a continuation of an annual event that allows thousands of local food enthusiasts and tourists to dine at some of Vancouver's top restaurants at equally attractive prices. The 2015 version will be Dine Out Vancouver's 13th year. The event will be held on January 16th to February 1st, 2015.


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