Not Your Typical Fish Story…

Vancouver (and social media) have been very good to me.  In less than four months I’ve met wonderful people, and attended amazing Tweetups, meetups, conferences and fundraising events that have enriched my experience here.

Last night, I was privileged to attend the 2nd Annual Red Carpet Soiree in support of the Canadian Red Cross, which celebrates its centennial this year.

I owe this to Twitter.  And a special fish recipe.

A few weeks ago, someone tweeted that Canadian Living Magazine’s Foodie-File blog was giving away two free tickets to the contributor who submitted their favorite fish recipe.  So I sent them my friend Barbara’s halibut and potato stew, which she has made for many a Friday night Shabbat dinner when I lived in California.

And I won!!  I was stunned and thrilled.  You can find the recipe online here.

It was a grand event, held at the incredible Blue Water Cafe and featured limitless seafood, sushi and canapes, and fine wines donated by Mission Hill Family Estate.  My good friend Bonnie and I had a lovely time.

But I want to remind people why we were all there – to demonstrate our support for a revered organization that has done so much for Canadians and citizens of the world for 100 years.  And as usual, Vancouver responded with its customary generosity.  This is an amazing community.  I love it and I’m honored to be part of it.

The party may be over, but the need remains.  Check out the Canadian Red Cross website and help them continue their magnificant work into their next century of service.