Dec 5

Family Fun this Holiday Season

Are you looking for some great shows, events or concerts around the community this Holiday season? You have come to the right place! Check out the list of activities and events happening in and around Vancouver!

Stanley Park Bright Nights Trains:

Bright Nights Reindeer

If you like beautiful Christmas lights, this is the place to be.  Enter Stanley Park Plaza and the Bright Nights Christmas Train to see over 3 million sparkling lights! Purchase tickets to ride the Bright Nights Train to experience the lights, breathtaking displays and live performers along the train tracks.

You can also check out the displays in the Train Plaza which is by donation. All donations and a portion of ticket sales go to the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund ($4.00 suggested). Since 1998 $1.4 million have been raised to help burn survivors and their families. If you would like to donate click here.

Fire Fighters Burn Fund

Click here to purchase tickets for Bright Nights Train or find out more information.

Cirque du Soleil – Toruk – The First Flight:

Toruk - The First Flight

If you like Cirque du Soleil performances or the movie Avatar; then we have a show for you! Inspired by James Cameron’s Avatar, Cirque du Soleil – Toruk – The First Flight transports you to the world of Pandora in a visually stunning live setting. Experience a storytelling odyssey through a new world of imagination, discovery and possibility. Did we mention there is an App that that will enhance the overall show experience and allow audience members the opportunity to be part of the action?

Toruk - The First Flight App

Find out more information or purchase tickets here Toruk – The First Flight.

Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market:

Hastings Park Farmers Market

Come support local businesses in the Hastings Park community every Sunday from 10am to 2pm at the Hastings Park Farmers Market! Only minutes away from the Second Narrows Bridge and close to the highway, this is the perfect place to stop and shop local!

farmers-market033

The Farmers Market is located between the PNE Forum and the PNE Agrodome with tree-lined pathways, great smells and locally produced goods. Wander through the Italian garden and stop by the sanctuary pond, bring the kids bundled up and play in the playground, or drop into the skateboard park if you’re brave! There’s plenty to do for everyone in the family including your pets.

The Hastings Park Farmers Market features a great selection of local produce; nursery items, fish, meat & dairy; artisan prepared foods, baking and treats; the best in local crafts, and of course, hot food trucks.

Make It: The Handmade Revolution

Make It! The Handmade Revolution

For all the DIYer’s and home crafters, here is an event you won’t want to miss! The “Make It: The Handmade Revolution” comes to the PNE Forum for what will be an exceptionally crafty event. Come check out some of the coolest handmade items, chat with the ‘Makies’ and purchase some gifts for the holidays.

Check out this short video to see what you can expect at the Vancouver Make It: The Handmade Revolution event at the PNE Forum.

For more information on where you can purchase tickets visit the Make It: Handmade Revolution website.

PNE Catering and Venue Rental

Did you know the PNE does Venue Rentals as well as catering for any event that comes to Hastings Park? If youre looking for a suite to rent during a a show or event, a boardroom for a meeting or a building to host your company Christmas party, no event is too small or to large for the PNE team. You can check out the 2016 Catering Menu here  or get more information on Venue Rentals here.

Catering Menu 2016

There you have it, 5 shows and events in Vancouver this Holiday Season for the entire family. Remember to tag @PNE_Playland (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) in any Holiday adventures you and your family partake in!

Happy Holidays from the PNE Team!

 

Nov 17

Pumpkin Ravioli with Gorgonzola Sauce from the PNE Catering Team

Pumpkin Ravioli with Gorgonzola Sauce

Here is a recipe brought to you by our Catering Team at the Pacific National Exhibition. We not only do Venue Rentals year round but also provide catering services for events, concerts and trade shows happening in Hastings Park!  Click here to see the 2016 Catering Menu, or check out the Catering Photo Gallery here.

Pumpkin Ravioli with Gorgonzola Sauce

Ingredients (makes 18 ravioli)

Filling:
1 1/4 cups canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons panko breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons fresh grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon minced fresh sage
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg, divided
6 pieces of fresh pasta lasagna sheets (about 1 lb).

1 tablespoon egg substitute or one egg, mixed

Sauce:

1 cup fat-free milk
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
Fresh sage leaves for garnish & sauce

Directions:

Add a salted pot of water to your stove over high heat. Bring to a boil.

Begin by making the ravioli stuffing. Add the pumpkin, panko, parmesan, minced sage, salt, pepper, and nutmeg to a bowl. Mix to combine.

Ravioli Filling

Lightly dust the counter with flour to prevent the Pasta Dough from sticking to the surface. The dough should be paper-thin, about 1/8-inch thick. Use a rolling pin to be sure the dough is nice and thin.

Place a generous teaspoon of the pumpkin mixture on one sheet of pasta, evenly spaced (approx. 2 inches apart). Depending on your sheets of pasta, you should get about 6 teaspoons per sheet.

Using a brush, surround the pumpkin mixture with a thin layer of egg wash (as seen below). This will help hold the pasta pieces together.

Ravioli Filling on Pasta Dough

Place another lasagna sheet on top of the original sheet, covering the pumpkin mixture.

Using the ravioli stamp; press firmly around each pocket of pumpkin mixture. If you do not have a ravioli stamp, just use your hands (as seen below).

Pressing the Ravioli

Using a knife or a pizza cutter, cut the ravioli into individual pieces.

Ravioli Cutting

Repeat with remaining pumpkin mixture and lasagna sheets.

Your pot should now be boiling. Add half of the ravioli to the pot. Cook for approx. six minutes or until the ravioli begins to float to the top.

Boiling Ravioli

While waiting for the pasta to cook, make your sauce. Add the milk and flour to a saucepan, stirring with a whisk. Bring to a boil and cook for one minute until it thickens slightly.

Gorgonzola Sauce

Remove from heat. Add the butter, stirring until it fully melts. Stir in the crumbled Gorgonzola and season with salt & pepper to taste.

Add ravioli to the plate. Drizzle with the Gorgonzola sauce and garnish with sage leaves. ENJOY!

 

Additional topping suggestions – cranberries, hazelnuts, nutmeg, pancetta, truffle oil, sautéed spinach

We would love to hear how your recipe turned out! Share your story on our social media channels Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!

Oct 27

Halloween Makeup ideas from New Image College

HALLOWEEN: it’s kind of like New Year’s Eve – everyone always leaves their plans to the last minute, holding out for the best plan for the night. And specifically, in the case of Halloween, the costume can sometimes be the be-all and end-all of the plan-making process.

But what if you already had the products in your house? Or it only, really, took a trip to the local drugstore to create your character? This is the beauty of MAKEUP it has the power to transform! Don’t stress about the costume! Just focus on the makeup and you could be on your way to the best costume you’ve ever come up with!

Whether cutesy, glamourous, sexy, or scary, here are 4 makeup ideas that could even go so far as to win you the Costume Competition and be the trick – or treat – that you were looking forward to this Halloween!

Whether you’d consider yourself a beginner or someone with lots of makeup experience, the 4 looks below can be completed in as little as 45-90 minutes! That’ not bad, if all you have to do is throw on a shirt from your closet! We all know, the search for that great costume can be futile, and take forever!!! So, stick with what you know, and use makeup as the first step!

Here are some fun and crowd-pleasing looks from one of our very own New Image College Makeup Instructors: Tati Antinossi. Find her on Instagram: @tatiantinossi

Makeup: Broken Doll

Broken Doll Makeup

Products: all products can be easily found at costume shops and drugstores

  • Foundation light colour (2-3 tones lighter than your natural skin tone)
  • Translucent loose powder
  • Black eye pencil
  • White clown cream makeup
  • White eye pencil
  • Brown eyeshadow
  • White eyeshadow (matte)
  • Black mascara
  • Black eyeliner
  • Red lipstick
  • Bright pink or red blush
  • Brown blush for contouring
  • 2 pairs of eyelashes (one very dramatic) and eyelash glue

Application:

  • Firstly, apply the foundation
  • Set the foundation with powder using a brush or sponge;
  • Trace a half circle under the eyes with the white eye pencil. Fill in this half circle using the white clown makeup. Set the area with the white eyeshadow. White eye pencil on the waterline;
  • Mark the sockets of the eyes with brown eyeshadow and blend outwards with a brush;
  • Apply a thin layer of clown makeup on the eyelid and set with the white eyeshadow;
  • Apply the black eyeliner close to the upper lash line;
  • Using the black eyeliner and a thin and pointy brush trace a black line overdrawing the white circle around the eye;
  • Still with the black eyeliner trace “cracky holes” in different areas of the face. Fill in the “holes” with black. Extend the cracky edges tracing outwards lines. Emphasize the cracky holes overdrawing it with the white eye pencil;
  • With the black eye pencil fill in the eyebrows into a rounder shape;
  • Contour the cheekbones with the brown blush;
  • Apply the red or pink blush on the cheeks in a circle shape;
  • Make some freckles with the black eyeliner using the pointy brush;
  • Red lipstick on the lips. Extend the outer edges of the lips tracing a cracky line using the black eyeliner;
  • Apply black mascara just on the upper lashes;
  • Glue the upper false eyelashes (the more dramatic pair) very close to the upper lash line and the bottom lashes glue it on the outer corner of the half circle, onto the black line.

Makeup: Marionette

Marionette Makeup

Products: all products can be easily found at costume shops and drugstores

  • Foundation (1-2 tones darker colour than your natural skin tone)
  • Translucent loose powder
  • Black eye pencil
  • White clown makeup or white cream foundation
  • White eye pencil
  • Brown eyeshadow
  • White eyeshadow
  • Black mascara
  • Black eyeliner
  • Red lipstick
  • Bright pink or red blush
  • Brown blush for contouring
  • 2 pairs of eyelashes and eyelash glue

Application:

  • Firstly, apply the foundation
  • Set the foundation with powder using a brush or sponge;
  • Trace a half circle under the eyes with the white eye pencil. Fill in this half circle using the white clown makeup. Set the area with the white eyeshadow. White eye pencil on the waterline;
  • Mark the sockets of the eyes with brown eyeshadow and blend outwards with a brush;
  • Apply a thin layer of clown makeup on the eyelid and set with the white eyeshadow;
  • Apply the black eyeliner close to the upper lash line;
  • Using the black eyeliner and a thin and pointy brush trace a black line overdrawing the white circle around the eye;
  • With the black eye pencil fill in the eyebrows drawing a flick shape at the outer ends;
  • Heavily contour the cheekbones and the bridge of the nose with the brown blush;
  • Make some small lines all over the face with the black eyeliner using the pointy brush (to have a wood texture impression);
  • Trace an open mouth with a white pencil. Draw the lips. Draw the teeth inside just on the bottom part. Fill in the lips with red lipstick. Fill in the teeth with the white clown makeup. Overdraw lips and teeth with black eyeliner, filling in as well the space between the teeth and upper lip;
  • Still with the black eyeliner trace two parallel lines starting from the corners of the mouth and downwards to the chin. Contour the jaw line with a large black line, starting from the ears and tracing it until you get the chin parallel line;
  • Apply black mascara just on the upper lashes;
  • Glue the upper false eyelashes (the more dramatic pair) very close to the upper lash line and the bottom lashes glue it on the outer corner of the half circle, onto the black line.

Makeup: Bullet wound

Bullet Wound Makeup

Products: all products can be easily found at costume shops and drugstores

  • wax
  • spirit gun (adhesive glue)
  • bruise wheel colours
  • fresh scar blood
  • liquid blood
  • Foundation light colour (2-3 tones lighter then your natural skin tone)
  • White hairspray

Application:

  • Make sure the skin is clean and free of any oiliness;
  • Make a small ball with the wax;
  • Apply the spirit gun on the area you choose for your bullet shot;
  • Stick the wax ball on the place you applied the glue;
  • Smooth the wax ball edges outwards until it blends with the skin;
  • Make a hole in the middle of the wax ball (use a spatula to remove the wax of the interior to create the hole);
  • Inside the hole apply the fresh scar blood to give depth;
  • Apply the foundation on the face, less the shot area. Set with powder.
  • Around the shot area apply the bruise colours. With these bruise colours you can create other bruises in different areas as well;
  • Apply the liquid blood inside the bullet shot and let it drip down.

Makeup: Skull

Skull Makeup

Products: all products can be easily found at costume shops and drugstores

  • clown makeup white
  • Translucent powder
  • black eyeliner gel
  • black eyeshadow
  • black eye pencil
  • white hairspray

Application:

  • Using the black eyeliner draw a circle all over your eyes (overdrawing your brows);
  • Fill in with the circle using the eyeliner and set with black eyeshadow;
  • Still with the eyeliner draw a cracky triangle on the tip of your nose. Fill in using the eyeliner and set with black eyeshadow;
  • Apply the white clown makeup on your face less the parts you just draw (eyes and nose). Set with powder
  • Use the black on the inner part of the lips and extend the outer edges of the lips tracing a line horizontally towards the ears, but stop the line in the middle way). Trace vertical lines crossing the lips and the horizontally line (this will start giving the impression of teeth). Finish drawing the teeth and then extend a line outwards from each tooth.
  • Draw a “Y” shape, horizontally, starting from the ears. Fill in the “Y” with black gel eyeliner.
  • Apply the white hairspray on your hair and style it.

Be sure to check out some of the makeup done during The Fair at the PNE this year!

 

 

HAVE FUN, STAY SAFE AND HAVE A HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM NEW IMAGE COLLEGE!!!

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