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_MG_9515Thank you for purchasing your ticket(s) to Flavour: The North Islands Gourmet Picnic. As a reminder, this second annual event will take place at Coastal Black Estate Winery in Black Creek, on Sunday, September 15th from 1:00pm – 4:00pm.

We would like to take this opportunity to share with you a few key details and reminders as related to the event.


An event shuttle will be available from both the Campbell River and the Comox Valley, North Island College campuses. We strongly encourage guests to use the shuttle as parking is limited and we wish to offer everyone a safe ride home.

Departure Location: NIC campus bus loop – Comox Valley & Campbell River

Depart from NIC to Coastal Black Winery: 12:30pm

Depart from Coastal Black Winery to NIC: 4:15pm

Shuttle Fee: $5 per person

Tickets (or reservations required): gourmetpicnic.ca

Thursday, September 12th @ 4:00pm Email, flavour@nic.bc.ca


If you are not taking the shuttle, please do your best to car pool and look for volunteers onsite to assist you. We recommend allowing a bit extra time for this part of your day.


Please note the event will take place outdoors rain or shine.


At the event, you will have the opportunity wander the grounds of Coastal Black and visit 60 food or beverage booths. Please consider the producers and exhibitors are donating food and time for the event and will have generously prepared one sample per guest.


Due to licensing, access to alcohol will be limited to those 19 years and older. Please bring your ID to ensure your access to sample all available beverages.


FoodSafe regulations do not allow pets on-site.


This is a no-smoking event.


There will be fresh produce, baked goods, and other local products for sale. As well, there will be a raffle basket valued in excess of $2500. Tickets will be available at $5 each.

Should you have any questions, please contact Avry Janes or Beth Turner at flavour@nic.bc.ca or 250-334-5000 (4057 or 4267).

Thank you for your support!