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CONTRIBUTION · 29th July 2010
Arjunna Miyagawa
For those who savour a diverse selection of edibles, and those simply just wanting to see what Terrace has to offer in the way of cuisine, you will be pleased to hear that Skeena Diversity Society's ever popular 'Tastes of Terrace' is making it's 4th appearance this year at Riverboat Days.

Tastes of Terrace through the years has become a very popular event. This could be attributed to many things like: the opportunity to taste delicious food from some of Terrace's favourite restaurants, the enjoyment of being able walk about Terrace with family and friends or it may just be that it is a fun and unique Riverboat Days event. There are only two ways to find out what makes this event what it is, and that is to either ask someone who has participated in the past or to try it out for yourself. Perhaps the later may be more fun.

“I’m always so happy to see the crowds of people walking around with big smiles holding their maps, going from one restaurant to another, all enjoying the same experience,” said Sasa Loggin, Project Director for Skeena Diversity. “You often see strangers cheerily talking to each other.”

This year may prove to be the best yet. With more participating locations than last year, 10 in total, taste buds from across the region will be embarking on a true festival of flavour.

So what makes this year poised to be even better than last? Well, there is the return of the newly renovated Bert's Deli, and the introduction of the new Kitchies Bakery & Eatery, both part of this years lineup. Let's not forget the hosts of this event, Skeena Diversity. This location gives everyone the opportunity to meet the faces of the organization as you sit and have a cool beverage that will be offered their new centre. So whatever tickles your fancy, there is bound to be something for everyone.

“It’s refreshing to see the diversity of the restaurants being enjoyed by grandparents, parents and children alike.” said Colleen Austin, Skeena Diversity Chair. “I was impressed by the tremendous effort put forth by the participating restaurants to support this valuable community event.”

Organizers have been inundated with questions as to who is participating. To put those inquiring minds at rest, this year boasts a full platter of destinations that include: Shanghai Dynasty, Elephant's Ear Bistro, Cookie Jar Bakery, Don Diego's, Shan Yan, Bert's Deli, Cafenara, Starfish Bistro, Kitchies Bakery & Eatery and the Skeena Diversity Society Centre.

For those unfamiliar with the event, Tastes of Terrace is a walking tour of select restaurants in Terrace. Ticket holders will be offered sample fare at each location. To be part of this event just head to either Misty River Books, George Little House or Skeena Diversity Society and purchase a ticket complete with a map on the back. Skeena Diversity will also have a booth setup at the Farmer's Market selling tickets, while tickets are still available.

Every ticket holder is eligible to enter a draw to win a gift certificate to one of the participating locations. Just full out the stub on your map and put it in a draw box at any of the locations. There will be gift certificates up for grabs for each of participating locations, courtesy of Skeena Diversity Society.

Ticket are available for $10 at Misty River Books, George Little House, Skeena Diversity Society and the Farmer's Market.

The event will be taking place August 7th from 2pm to 4:30pm. The Skeena Diversity centre will be open to the ticket holders beyond this time.

For more information call 635.6530, email coordinator,,,skeenadiversity.com or drop into their centre at 4617 Lazelle ave.