Upcoming Events

    • Tue, September 05, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Rogers Arena, Captains Room, Vancouver BC
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    Join us at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC on September 5th when the top sommeliers from across Canada come together to compete for the ultimate title of Best Sommelier Canada at the 2017 Nationals Competition for Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers. 

    At 9:05am we will announce the top three finalists. The on-stage competition will begin immediately following the announcement.

    After the top three have finished their turn on stage, all guests will move to Encore, the elite suite in Rogers Arena, for lunch and refreshments.

    8:30am- Doors open - Gate 10, Rogers Arena

    9:05am- Top Three Finalists Announcement

    9:15am- Best Sommelier of Canada Competition

    1:00pm- Lunch at Encore

    2017 Competitors

    Lesley Quinn - Best Somm Atlantic 2017

    Carl Villeneuve - Best Somm Québec 2014

    Pier-Alexis Soulière, MS - Best Somm Québec 2017 

    Steven Robinson - Best Somm Ontario 2014

    Emily Pearce - Best Somm Ontario 2017

    Domer Rafael - Best Somm Manitoba 2017

    Jason Yamasaki - Best Somm BC 2014

    Alistair Veen - Best Somm BC 2016

    Shane Taylor - Best Somm BC 2017

    Please note that closed door competitions starts on September 4th, a day earlier, with all candidates competing to find out who will rank in the top three spots. Public viewing is only open on September 5th to view the top three finalists compete.



    • Tue, September 05, 2017
    • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Rogers Arena, Loge 2, Vancouver BC
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    A very special addition to national competition celebration. After the competition viewing and the lunch there will be two fantastic seminars hosted by two of our sponsors located in Loge 2, the amazing dinning room overlooking the ice at Rogers arena. 

    at 2:30, the much acclaimed Benjamin Bridge will share their story and their award-winning wines with those who join. 

    at 3:45, Wines of Ontario will be giving us a virtual tour and a real taste of the region.

    Space is limited.



    • Tue, September 05, 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
    • Victoria Chinese Restaurant
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    The Champions Dinner Celebration will be held at Victoria Chinese Restaurant on September 5th, 2017 starting at 6:30pm.

    The Welcome Reception sponsored by the Canadian Professional Bartenders Association (CPBA) serving Beer and Cocktails from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.

    Dinner will begin at 7:30pm.

    Wine at dinner will be graciously provided by our Champions Dinner sponsor, Lifford Wine & Spirits.

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