Ocean Wise Month
November is Ocean Wise month and one of our clients (University Golf Club) is involved in an Ocean Wise event taking place at the Vancouver Aquarium. We are supporting both UGC and the Ocean Wise program so we thought we would tell you a little bit about both.

What is Ocean Wise?
Ocean Wise is a Vancouver Aquarium conservation program created to educate and empower consumers about the issues surrounding sustainable seafood. Ocean Wise works directly with restaurants, markets, food services and suppliers ensuring that they have the most current scientific information regarding seafood and helping them make ocean-friendly buying decisions. The Ocean Wise symbol next to a menu or seafood item is the Vancouver Aquarium’s assurance of an ocean-friendly seafood choice. Ocean Wise choices are species that are: Abundant and resilient to fishing pressure; managed as part of a comprehensive plan based on current research; harvested in ways that limit by catch of other, possibly endangered species and harvested in ways that limit damage to ocean habitats. University Golf Club includes several Ocean Wise choices on it’s regular Westward Ho! Public House & Grill Menu (http://universitygolf.com/Dine) as well as on it’s weekly entree sheets.
Chowder Chowdown
On November 23rd at 7pm at the Vancouver Aquarium University Golf Club’s Executive Chef Ron Gibb and Restaurant Chef Andrew Butler will compete for UGC against other 11 finalist teams for the crown of Champion Chowder. View the list of competitors representing some of Vancouver’s finest culinary establishments. As of today tickets are sold out for this years Ocean Wise program. Guests will taste all 12 chowders along with a selection of local craft beers and will vote for the “People’s Choice Award”. A judging panel including Chef Robert Clark of C restaurant, Guy Dean from Albion Fisheries, Sid Cross from The Chef’s Table Society of B.C., Chester Carey, Certified Cicerone and Jamie Maw, Food Editor will determine the night’s overall winner. We we be cheering for team UGC!