CANADIAN FILM ICON GORDON PINSENT TO OPEN DEVOUR THE FOOD FILM FEST

first_imgWolfville, NS (July 20, 2017)- Devour! The Food Film Fest is thrilled to welcome Canadian film icon Gordon Pinsent as our guest curator for the 2017 Opening Night Gala Thursday, October 25 in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Pinsent will attend the Opening Gala Reception at the Fountain Commons at Acadia University.The presence of the Newfoundland-born actor is the perfect pairing to this year’s festival theme, A Celebration of Canadian Cinema & Cuisine. The 2017 festivities will shine a spotlight on Canadian film and food in recognition of our nation’s sesquicentennial. Pinsent has personally selected The Hundred-Foot Journey directed by Lasse Hallström to screen at the opening of the festival.  “It has long been a desire of ours to invite Gordon Pinsent to our festival,” said Devour! Executive Director Michael Howell. “Having an iconic Canadian open Devour! as Guest Curator fulfills a long-time dream. In this year of celebrating Canada 150, it is only fitting that one of our greatest actors launches our Festival celebrating food and film.” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Gordon Pinsent is an award-winning actor, screenwriter, director and playwright from Grand Falls, Newfoundland. Film roles include Away from Her, The Shipping News, and The Grand Seduction. Pinsent is a Companion of the Order of Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. In 2010, he gained notoriety with a new generation of admirers when a CBC  comedy sketch of him reading Justin Bieber’s autobiography went viral. The autobiographical film River of My Dreams has been seen internationally this year, revitalizing our understanding of Pinsent as a Canadian treasure.Devour! is also pleased to announce that it has secured provincial funding to support the growth and development of the festival for the 2017/18 year through the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage.“The Government of Nova Scotia is proud to invest $85,000 to support Devour! and to increase international exposure for the province’s film and culinary sectors,” said Leo Glavine, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage. “Events such as Devour! not only showcase our culture and heritage to national and international audiences, they also enhance communities’ pride of place. Stronger, richer communities help to build a more vibrant province. In addition, Devour! increases the profile of our local filmmaking community while providing employment opportunities for many businesses including the local food and beverage and event management sectors.”Leading up to the October event, Devour! will be cultivating interest in the food film festival at home and abroad. August 2nd sees the team in New York partnering with The Long Beach International Film Festival to present Chefs & Shorts, a gala dinner with wine pairings inspired by short films.  Back in Nova Scotia, the team collaborates with Le Caveau Restaurant at Domaine de Grand Pré to present Devour! The Vines, an intimate five-course meal paired with wine and films set amongst the grapevines August 4, 25 and September 1. Finally, organizers will announce the full program August 22nd at George Brown College in the heart of downtown Toronto. A special public-ticketed event will follow on August 24th, A Taste of Devour! at the Luxe Appliance Studio featuring celebrity chefs cooking up dishes inspired by films from the upcoming 2017 program. Festival packages, film and industry session tickets will be available August 29th.“We’ve had a busy year of satellite events across Canada and around the world and already have a full roster booked for 2018,” said Devour! Managing Director Lia Rinaldo. “This is what will make Devour! sustainable for the long-term–working with global partners to bring a little piece of Devour! to them directly if they can’t make it to us in Wolfville this fall,”For more information about Devour! and to purchase tickets now to our summer events please visit: devourfest.com/program.About Devour!Combining cinematic talent with extraordinary culinary and wine creations, Devour! The Food Film Fest is the world’s largest festival focused on food and film. Taking place in the culinary epicenter of the province, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, the seventh edition of Devour! is slated for October 25-29, 2017.The LocationOnly one hour from Halifax and Stanfield International Airport, is the agricultural heartland of eastern Canada, a thriving wine region and the home of Acadia University, one of Canada’s pre-eminent educational institutions. A rich cultural landscape infuses the region and its people with a respect for the riches around us. No place could be more perfect as the home of Devour! Acclaim for Devour!“One of the 23 Top Festivals for Foodies in the World” -American Express Essentials“The New Napa of the North” -Gusto TV“Canada’s Secret Foodie Destination” -The Hollywood ReporterDiscover Devour!Devour! The Food Film Fest recognizes the support of the Province of Nova Scotia. We are pleased to work in partnership with the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians. 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Broken fire hydrant floods Mission Valley apartment complex

first_imgBroken fire hydrant floods Mission Valley apartment complex July 21, 2017 Jessica Ranck, Jessica Ranck Posted: July 21, 2017 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A vehicle knocked over a fire hydrant at a large Mission Valley apartment complex Friday, causing a several-story-high geyser that flooded residences and garages on the property and displaced dozens of residents.The accident in the 900 block of Camino de la Reina occurred about 11 a.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.It took crews about a half-hour to halt the overflow, city spokesman Arian Collins said.The flooding affected 16 apartments, SDFRD spokeswoman Monica Munoz said. The American Red Cross was called in to help arrange for alternate lodging for 23 adults and three children pending completion of cleanup and repairs, she said. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Senco pays tribute to martyrs

first_imgSenco Gold and Diamonds, the largest jewellery retail chain from Eastern India, drew up a noble way to pay homage to the martyrs of India by organising ‘Youth talent hunt’ contest in Bengaluru recently. Christened ‘An Ode to the Nation’, the contest – being held in memory of the 41 CRPF jawans who gave up their lives to protect the nation – not only presented the students and youths of Bengaluru with an opportunity to showcase their talents, but also to pay their tributes to these brave souls. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfPresent at the occasion, Suvankar Sen, Executive Director, Senco Gold and Diamonds, said: “These brave jawans have made the sacrifice, laying down their lives to protect us and our nation. It is our way of saluting these martyrs, however small it is.” “The platform aims to bring together children, women and especially the youth and mobilise them by inspiring them to contribute to our nation,” he further added. The fbb Colors Femina Miss India South 2019 winners walked hand-in-hand with the children from Gifts of God (Sri Sai Krupa Charitable Trust), to spread the message of unity and show the world that little children are future of our country. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveSt Joseph’s College (Autonomous), Bangalore received a cheque of Rs 50,001 towards mid-day meal for the needy students, Vasantharatna Foundation received Rs 1 lakh for the stronger future of martyrs’ families and empowering veer naris (war widows) of our nation, Honour point received Rs 50,001 for the development of online memorial for Indian soldiers and creating support system for martyrs’ families and Sri Sai Krupa Charitable Trust received Rs 70,001 for development of education system for orphaned children. To show solidarity and pay homage to martyrs, various people from different walks of life were present at the event including Major Aditi Mohan (Retired), Lady Indian Army Major, Major Pankaj Adhar (Retired), Saurabh Mukherjee, Deputy commandment of CISF, Regional Head CISB, Col Sandeep Sirohi (Retd), Paratrooper 7 Paras officer, Dr K V Jagadeesh, IPS, DCP (Traffic East), Bangalore, Rudra Shankar Roy, Convener, SXCCAA – South Zone Chapter and Chief Coordinator – ‘An Ode To The Nation’, along with families of martyrs.last_img read more

Tangledthemed dining headlines Disney Magic drydock enhancements

first_img Share Travelweek Group Wednesday, November 15, 2017 << Previous PostNext Post >> CELEBRATION, FL — Passengers sailing onboard Disney Magic starting in March 2018 will find new experiences including family dining in an enchanted kingdom, a transformed teen club and a sophisticated café just for adults.The new enhancements debut on Disney Magic starting March 9, 2018, on sailings from Miami. The four- and five-night Disney Magic sailings from Miami visit Key West, Fla.; Nassau, Bahamas and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay. Beginning on May 14, 2018, the Disney Magic repositions to Europe for the summer season.Here’s a look of some of the highlights:An Enchanting Dining Experience for Families: At Rapunzel’s Royal Table, families get an all-new dining experience inspired by Disney’s ‘Tangled’. It’s the first table service restaurant themed to ‘Tangled’ and features characters and live entertainment. Guests will step inside a regal ballroom in the royal castle, lit by glowing wish lanterns and adorned with colorful drawings that reflect Rapunzel’s artistic talents. Throughout dinner, guests of all ages will be treated to live entertainment, including singing and dancing led by the maître d’, a band of musicians, the mischievous Snuggly Duckling Thugs and of course, Princess Rapunzel herself.Redesigned Retreat Just for Teens: Vibe, the space on the ship reserved for teens ages 14-17, is being transformed into a trendy urban loft environment. Vibe will offer a new coffee and smoothie bar, video and virtual reality games, DJ spin-offs and movie making. Activities at Vibe are organized and hosted by trained Disney counsellors.Cove Café: This adult-exclusive retreat will be redesigned in a sophisticated tropical style, with specialty coffees and teas on offer as well as wine, cocktails and light bites during the evening hours. Adult beverage tastings are also available at select times for an additional fee. The adjacent Signals Bar will also be transformed with a similar look.More news:  Sunwing to further boost Mazatlán service with new flights from OttawaElsewhere around the Disney Magic, other enhancement highlights include the addition of Club Disney Junior in Disney’s Oceaneer Club for children and a redesigned Rainforest Room with steam and hydrotherapy in Senses Spa for adults.These additions are part of an overall commitment by Disney Cruise Line to invest in its ships, says the company.center_img ‘Tangled’-themed dining headlines Disney Magic drydock enhancements Tags: Disney Posted bylast_img read more