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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Find the balance or tip the scales – the choice is yours at Cornucopia, presented by BlueShore Financial



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Whistler, B.C. – Finding the balance or tipping the indulgence scale, an annual dilemma at Cornucopia, presented by BlueShore Financial taking place November 9-19, 2017.  

Healthy living is a large part of living in Whistler and beautiful British Columbia. Cornucopia organizers understand the growing need behind finding a balance in life – not to mention at Cornucopia, Whistler’s most indulgent festival – hence the creation of Nourish in 2013. The Nourish series offers a selection of healthy topics and seminars that are sure to inspire.

Curious about getting started with healthy meals? Caveman Grocer co-founder, Kara McMaster will be hosting Mastering the Basics providing building blocks to nourishing recipes. Or, how about Tech Savvy Release – where you’ll learn to release tension, erase pain and improve your posture. Cornucopia IS the kickoff to ski and snowboard season so why not get ready with Mountain Tune Up- Roll to Shred. Fuel up for the weekend at the Farmer’s Breakfast, rid yourself of sugary snacks at Energy in Motion - simple recipes for the quick pick me up, or maybe you’re looking for a new family tradition – check out Meatless Mondays or Plant Based Deliciousness with Whistler Blackcomb’s executive chef, Wolfgang Sterr. Aura Restaurant at Nita Lake Lodge is hosting Dining With Balance and finally nutritionist and raw food chef, Merina Koly returns to serve up living foods at Live Bodies Need Living Foods!

Not to fret – festival organizers haven’t forgotten about the decadent side of Cornucopia. Everyone has a guilty pleasure and this year you can learn how to pair them with wine at Guilty Pleasures: Wine and Junk Food, or how about Cocktail Cherry Bomb: Mixed Drinks with Attitude?  The always popular Bubble-icious is returning – get your tickets early, this seminar sells out every year! Chocolate may be your go-to treat but what do you wash it down with?  Wine and Chocolate or They’ve Got Chemistry-Pairing Chocolate with Cocktails will answer this question. Should savoury be the preference, Bottle and the Beast: Charcuterie & Wine Pairing with Oyama, Slice Advice: Pizza Pizzazz or Mix It Up & Chow It Down: Pairing Food and Cocktails.

In the end, it all comes down to balance and choice. These seminars are just a snippet of what’s on the schedule – so build your weekend with lodging package now available starting at $94 per person, per night for a Crush tickets and accommodation package.

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Cornucopia, presented by BlueShore Financial is Whistler’s Celebration of Food + Drink. The dazzling eleven-day display of gourmet food and drink attracts over 15,000 visitors to the resort and
caters to everyone from amateur enthusiasts to aficionados. Respected industry professionals, judges and presenters headline each event, seminar and tasting, offering the best possible opportunity to garner as much information and insight as possible. Held on the cusp of the opening of each ski season in beautiful Whistler, British Columbia, Cornucopia was designed to showcase and support local restaurants, restaurateurs and the food and wine industry. With wide-spread appeal through the immense variety of events available, the festival is truly a food and drink festival with a Whistler attitude.

Whistler is Canada's premier year-round leisure and meeting destination located in the Coast Mountains 120 kilometres (75 miles) north of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Consistently rated the top ski resort in North America, Whistler was the Host Mountain Resort of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The resort offers an extensive range of accommodations totaling 10,000 bedrooms among 24 hotels as well as townhomes, condos, B&Bs and chalets. Whistler also boasts more than 100 restaurants and bars, 200 retail shops, 25 spas and countless activity options from world-renowned skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking and golf, to hiking, rock climbing, and watersports. The Resort Municipality of Whistler is home to a diverse community of more than 10,000 permanent residents.

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Media Contact

Mary Zinck
Manager, Travel Media, Tourism Whistler/Cornucopia
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