They’ve been with us since the beginning and Flavours of the West Coast would not be such a success without the generous support of our sponsors. We are extremely grateful to them and encourage you to check out their websites and find out more about each one of them. They’re all great companies with a great attitude towards sustainability and supporting local projects.
“Whether delivering natural gas, electricity or innovative energy solutions, we are dedicated to fulfilling customers’ energy needs and helping the province meet its environmental and energy goals for the future.”
FortisBC has been an amazing sponsor for both our first and second series. They share the same philosophy as we do: supporting our local communities and the environment where we live. Their vision for sustainable, environmentally conscious energy solutions compliments our message for Flavours perfectly. We are proud to work with FortisBC to show people how to be more energy efficient, environmentally conscious, and to become knowledgeable about how the planet uses its resources.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2010, BC Ferries is famous for showcasing B.C.’s spectacular scenery and proud maritime history. From maintaining a constant flow of goods and services, to linking families and friends, to attracting tourists to many unique and beautiful destinations, BC Ferries is a key player in the development of life on B.C.’s coast.
We are very proud to be sponsored by BC Ferries, one of the largest and most reliable fleets connecting communities and allowing residents and visitors alike the chance to see our beautiful West Coast. Without their wonderful support, we would almost certainly have missed some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.
In a province as vast and diverse as British Columbia, it is critical when making a program like this to have great contacts on the ground, who know all the local regions and the people who live there. The Ministry of Tourism and Arts have introduced us to the most fantastic group of people in every corner of the province who are passionate about the communities they live in and their local food production. Without them, Flavours would be a mere shadow of the show it has become, and would have missed out on some incredible adventures. Thank you!
Liquor Plus has a fantastic demonstration kitchen, which they use on Liquor Plus TV, and they have generously offered for Flavours of the West Coast cooking segments. Add the superb wine knowledge of Rod Phillips to pair with our culinary creations, pair it with the great kitchen set-up and environment, as well as the helpful staff, and we have a match made in heaven!
For the last few years, islanders have been talking more and more about the importance of buying local – of supporting local farms and farmers, and getting food fresher and with less harm to the environment in the process. Country Grocer prides themselves on dealing with BC and Island farmers and suppliers as much as possible.
When Flavours of the West Coast approached Country Grocer, everyone knew it would be a great fit! Flavours and Country Grocer have the same mandate; to showcase the best local, sustainable, and healthful foods from around BC. Country Grocers looks forward to seeing Season 3 of the show, and playing a role in telling great local food stories!
Spinnakers Brewpub combines the art of brewing with exceptional regional fare. Through ardent support of local farmers and passion for craft beer, Spinnakers sits at the forefront of what it means to be locally minded. From Farm Fresh Dinner Features to fresh baked treats to hand rolled truffles the highest of quality island based ingredients are employed. Spinnakers blends old and new world brewing practices and styles to allow guests to sample a unique array of craft ales, all brewed on site. Cap off your Spinnakers experience with a stay in one of their guesthouses, located just feet from the Brewpub. Relax by a crackling fire or in one of the jetted tubs and in the morning receive a selection of fresh baked pastries delivered right to your door.
The Victoria Pub Company is a company with strong roots in pub tradition, and they offer a wide selection beer and wine, chosen to compliment their amazing locally inspired food. You will find over 20 beers on tap at each of their pubs, including The Irish Times, The Bard and Banker, The Penny Farthing, and Vis A Vis, with a focus on small-batch local micro-brews.