Din­ner in the Sky of­fers food­ies up­lift­ing ex­pe­ri­ence

The Province - - NEWS - — Stephanie Ip

The up­com­ing Din­ner in the Sky ex­pe­ri­ence has moved to North Vancouver, just as the B.C. en­tre­pre­neur be­hind the event be­gins seek­ing fran­chise part­ners across Canada.

“Ev­ery­thing’s fall­ing into place very, very well,” said or­ga­nizer Jhor­dan Steven­son, not­ing ev­ery­thing is on track for the event’s Canada Day launch.

“All of th­ese great reg­u­la­tory bod­ies have been work­ing re­ally closely with us … .”

The unique din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence takes adrenalin-seek­ing food­ies and a din­ing ta­ble 150 feet up into the air us­ing a 200-foot crane for a sky-high meal pre­pared by top lo­cal chefs. The con­cept orig­i­nated in Bel­gium in 2007 and 10,000 such events have since been hosted in 50 coun­tries around the world.

Steven­son bought the Cana­dian rights to the Din­ner in the Sky global fran­chise and ini­tially had plans to launch the event here un­der the ban­ner of Sky­dine Events Ltd. in Vancouver’s False Creek, be­fore it was moved over to North Vancouver’s Creek Ma­rina due to zon­ing chal­lenges.

“The orig­i­nal lo­ca­tion the City of Vancouver had pro­posed also had some zon­ing is­sues and we just though it might be a bit eas­ier if we just re-lo­cated,” he said. “We like the view (from North Vancouver) a lot bet­ter — you see the whole cityscape and you have the moun­tains be­hind you.”

The event will launch as sched­uled on July 1 and con­tinue through July 31.

Din­ner in the Sky lifts adrenalin­seek­ing food­ies 150 feet sky­ward with a crane.

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