Around Hasting Racecourse Mario Gutierrez is a bit of a folk hero, a young man who shot to the height of his profession and put Vancouver on the horse racing map. He returns to Hastings Racecourse today to race in the B.C. Cup. Here, a look at his ascent to his Kentucky Derby win.
As Djavad Mowafaghian’s success grew, so did his generosity. In 2003, he established the Djavad Mowafaghian Foundation in Vancouver, and to date it has donated or committed more than $48-million to various charities in Greater Vancouver.
With a close proximity to a world-class wine region, a number of Vancouver restaurants are partnering with Okanagan and Similkameen wineries to develop branded house wines. It’s a marriage of terrior, cusine, and culture, all from the West Coast.