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Science of Cocktails

Over 1,400 guests joined us in February, for a high-energy evening of science and mixology, in support the Field Trip Bursary program for underserved schools. With $250,000 raised, our amazing donors, event sponsors and guests are the reason that more than 5,000 children will spend a day of fun and learning with their friends at Science World, this year and next.

“This field trip was an opportunity for us to make science come alive. The funding for this trip was a necessity for many of our families, where such a trip is a luxury.”
 – 2017 Field Trips Bursary teacher feedback

All proceeds from Science of Cocktails supports Science World's Field Trips Bursary program for underserved schools.

Thank you to these sponsors and supporters who made Science of Cocktails a night to remember


1800 Tequila
Aperol Spritz
Appleton Estate
Belvedere Vodka
The Botanist
Campo de Encanto
Central City Brewers & Distillers Ltd.
Chau Veggie Express
Culinary Capers
Donnelly Group
Drew’s Catering & Events
Emelle’s Catering
Fords Gin
Hapa Izakaya
Havana Club
Hendrick’s Gin
Jim Beam Black
JP Wiser's 
Kahlua and Altos Tequila
Monkey Shoulder
Mount Gay Rum
Parallel 49 Brewing Company
Peake of Catering
RISE Kombucha
Road 13 Vineyards
Sharon Perry Inc.
Showcase Restaurant & Bar
SKYY Vodka
The Dirty Apron
The Glenlivet
The Lazy Gourmet
The Keg Restaurants


Atomic2 Lighting
Bighouse Productions
BU Letters
Cassels Brock Lawyers
Greater Vancouver Designated Drivers
Happy Water
Hyphen Communications 
Kian Concert Sound Services
Sharon Perry Inc.
Tradeable Bits Media


Manjeet Birk
Mitchell Dafoe
Shannon Emery
Janet Lyons
Robyn Martin
Doreen Rennick
Helen Sheridan
Teekay Shipping (Canada) Ltd.
David Ticknor
United Way Worldwide grant, on behalf of the generosity of Wells Fargo

Prize donors

Ballet BC
Bell Media
Robert and Shannon Coates
Craft Beer Market
Fairmont Pacific Rim
Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria
Floyd’s Diner
Glowbal Restaurant Group
Harbour Air
Hotel Rialto 
Il Terrazzo
Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House
Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel
Sutton Place Hotel
Thai House Restaurant
Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel
VSO—Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Science of Cocktails Committee

Brian Anderson
Kei Baritugo
Kevin Brownlee
Jesse Brydle
Clare Charnley
Grace Choi
Christina Coomer
Ron Denischuk
Hana Dethlefsen
Neenu Dhoot
Christine Duguay
Mitchell Dyck
Chris Enns
Michael Fong
Julio Guzman
Dana Henson
Sarah Herriott
Jennifer Ingham
Trevor Kallies
Karthik Krishnaswamy
Jason Laidlaw
Clement Lau
Jayde Lee
Trevor Lee
Gez McAlpine
Laura Milks
Abby Nielson
Amanda Oldershaw
Kim Peterson
Nick Routley
Tristan Sawtell
Warren Tsoi
Marlon Vizcayno

Major Partners

BoldLove Communications
Canadian Professional Bartenders Association, BC Chapter
Grace Choi Events
Innovation Lighting
Metropolitan Fine Printers Inc.
Pedersen's Rentals

Media Sponsors

24 Hours 
The Alchemist
BC Business 
Western Living Magazine
Z95.3 FM

Science of Cocktails Bartenders & Chefs

Kristi-Leigh Akister, The Union
Mark Bailey, Ceilis Irish Pub
Matt Benevoli, Nomad
Alex Black, Nightingale
Max Borrowman, Juniper
Cam Brown, Cactus Club Kelowna
Kevin Brownlee, Annalena
Amber Bruce, The Keefer Bar
Annie Chbat
Nomad Chef
Chris Chuy, Lavish Liquid Bar Service
Julia Comu, Pidgin
Matt Cooke, Ancora
Jenner Cormier, World Class Canada
Aimee Corno, The Acorn
Alex Crowston, Parallel 49 Brewing Company
Karissa Dahl
Marco De Andrade
Micah Dew
Sabrine Dhaliwal
Harry Dosanj, West Coast Grill & Oyster Bar
Chris Enns, The Diamond
Paul Gibson, Tigh
Daniel Giraldo, Central City Brewing
Robyn Gray, Rosewood Hotel Georgia
Geri Grohs
Frank Grosser, Pidgin
U Myo Hein
Keith Hoffman
Keenan Hood, The Keefer Bar
Rob Hoover
Steve Hubley
Alice Hudon, Mosquito
Eric Johnson, Coupe & Coupe
Christos Kalaitzis, Central City Brewing
Trevor Kallies, Donnelly Group
Philip Karatsyupa, Ancora
Jordan Kuyvenhoven, Parallel 49 Brewing Company
Joe Luckhurst, Road 13 Vineyards
Colin MacDougall, JP Wiser’s Western Canada Brand Ambassador
Matt Majid,
Graham Masters
Gez McAlpine, Western Canada Brand Ambassador—Bruichladdich & The Botanist & Mount Gay Rum
Jerin Mece, PMA Canada
Tarquin Melnyk, Bambudda
Michael Mooney, Canadian Brand Ambassador for Monkey Shoulder Whisky
Lauren Mote, Bittered Sling Bitters / WORLD CLASS Canada
Dave Mott, Brandywine Bartending School
Geoff Mott, Brandywine Bartending School
Shane Mulvaney, WORLD CLASS Canada
Cody Pollard, Fermented Dining
Olivia Povarchook, Homer Street Café
Alvin Ramchurn, Canadian Hendrick’s Gin Brand Ambassador
Stefano Righetti, The Keefer Bar
Grant Sceney, Fairmont Pacific Rim
Dave Simpson, The Bartender’s Guild
Reece Sims, Whiskey Muse
Jon Smolensky, Brix
Jacob Sweetapple, Absolut Brand Ambassador
Matt Toledo
Keith Trusler, The Glenlivet Brand Ambassador
Donnie Wheeler, Havana Club Brand Ambassador
Carina Wickstrom, Beam Suntory
Dylan Williams, Bambudda
Carolyn Yu

Chef Kyle Baker
Chef Stewart Boyle
Chef Rory Higdon
Chef Jesse Hochhausen
Chef Jenny Hui
Chef Maria Huynh
Chef Patrick Miller
Chef Andrew Mott
Chef Drew Munro
Chef Mary Lee Newnham
Chef Andrew Nickerson
Chef Alvin Pilla
Chef David Robertson
Chef Takayuki Sato
Chef Darren Upshaw
Chef Wesley Young


See you next year!