Tuesday, October 18, 2011

"Triv & Let Die"

The Cascade Room's Arthur Wynne channels Goldfinger henchman, Oddjob, behind the bar.

Congratulations to the team of "Triv & Let Die" who took out last night's James Bond 007 Quiz, sneaking home by a point! And a big thanks to Murray Gillespie of Bond Decor Design for co-hosting the event and supplying all the amazing 007 memorabilia. It was a great night of Bond music, fashion and trivia questions! We thought we knew a thing or two about 007, but that pales next to someone like Murray!!

If you want to stay up to date on all things Bond, sign up to Murray's twitter and get all the news in the lead up to Bond 23 next year!

Oddjob, glamourous Bond girl Tyler and the vesper ice sculpture.

Monday, October 17, 2011


A very special Cascade Room "What The $%#@?" Quiz tonight,
with co-host and Bond expert, Murray Gillespie
who will be bringing along a sampling of his collection of Bond memorabilia  (see video below).

Registration time: 6pm • Start time: 7pm
Quiz Entry fee: $2 per person (all proceeds donated to local charities)
Maximum 4 members per team

We'll be pouring chilled Vespers all night for just $8.

Prizes for; 1st Place, Best Team Name, Best Bond Themed Costume.

All prizes courtesy by Parks Canada.

THIS WEDNESDAY: Broadskills Beer 'n' Bites

Broad Skills, a local start up in Vancouver which aims to teach practical skills and knowledge to women, is hosting their next class, titled “Beers and Bites” at The Cascade Room this Wednesday, October 19th 2011 at 6:30pm. Tickets are available at www.broadskills.ca

The class will be taught by Ian McKay from Driftwood Brewery and Leah Heneghan from Vancouver Craft Beer Week. In class, the processes of brewing and tasting various beers will be discussed, as well as sampling five of Driftwood’s beers. The Cascade Room will also be offering appetizer style food pairings based on the beers selected by Driftwood.

Broadskills classes are open to women only, with the intention to have local experts share knowledge and skills with women, in a fun and non-intimidating environment. This class on beer, as well as future Broad Skills classes, will focus on topics that are not frequently taught elsewhere.

For more information please contact: Miranda Liu at: info@broadskills.ca

About Broad Skills:
Like most of us, you’ve probably had a moment in your life where you’ve said, “I wish I knew how to ___”, or “I wish I knew more about ___”. We’ve started Broad Skills to help fill in those blanks, by creating a variety of ladies-only classes that will teach you practical skills you may not have had a chance to learn yet. Want to learn how to change a flat tire? How stocks and bonds work? Play poker? Created by two fun, local ladies, every class is designed to be informative as well as entertaining, so the next time you need to know how to fix a leaky faucet or what a good Scotch tastes like, you already do.

Upcoming classes:
• Barbeque Basics • Personal Finance • Bicycle Maintenance • Poker
...plus more to come! Tell us what you'd like to learn.

Friday, October 14, 2011

RWC2011: "Sam Our Captain"

Brilliant! It's a big game tonight and the Welsh are feeling confident. Wales v France - RWC2011 Semi-Final. Come down and we'll see if we can get our own resident Welshman to lead us in a few rounds of "Sam Our Captain".

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Rugby World Cup 2011

It's been a great tournament so far, and now we're down to the Semi-Finals.

With the time difference between Vancouver and New Zealand it's made for some late nights, but that hasn't dampened the enthusiasm.

This upcoming weekend sees the Semi-Final action, so rest up and we'll see you for the 1 a.m. kickoffs!

Saturday, October 15 @ 1am Wales v France
Sunday, October 16 @ 1am Australia v New Zealand

It also means we're down to the final four teams in our Line Out Shots!

Australia: golden rum, cherry puree, fresh lime, cola
France: brandy, cointreau, fresh lemon
New Zealand: vodka, kiwifruit, fresh lime, sugar
Wales: lamb's black sheep rum, fresh mint, fresh lime, sugar