VANCOUVER, BC (June 11, 2018) — Culinary and cultural aficionados alike can sample a unique experience for the senses when Origo Club opens the doors on a brand-new 5,200-sq.-ft. multifaceted concept that will encompass a restaurant, café and art gallery in Richmond’s Oval Village later this summer.

At the crossroads of cuisine and design, Origo Club is the first North American offshoot of a high-profile private club that debuted in Beijing in 2014. The club’s name derives from the Latin term ‘Origo’, meaning ‘origin’, which both underscores a single-source philosophy regarding its selection of food and wine, coffee and tea, and art exhibits and speaks to the brand making its first indelible footprint on the local hospitality scene.

By day, Origo Club will provide guests a refined-yet-relaxed place to sip espresso-based beverages courtesy of a state-of-the-art Modbar brewing system or linger over a pot of aromatic tea while enjoying house-baked viennoiseries and lighter fare. In the evening, Origo Club will transform into a stylishly chic restaurant where diners can sample a menu of classic French food and wine and a wide-ranging list of cocktails, imported saké and whiskies from around the world.

Origo Club also adds a distinctive aesthetic attribute to its one-of-a-kind concept by inviting guests to browse a private collection of contemporary Asian art in an expansive gallery and retail store that encourages exploration and transcends cultural boundaries.

Co-owner/General Manager Woody Wu, formerly opening sommelier at Hawksworth, leads a talented group of industry veterans at Origo Club, with Head Chef David Pan (Bishop’s) and Sous Chefs Dilan Draper (Wildebeest) and Tony Hua (Toronto’s Cava) overseeing the kitchen’s focus on fine French cuisine. Melanie Gravel, also formerly of Bishop’s, will bring her service skills and wine knowledge to her role as Restaurant Director, while Remi Ho (Au Comptoir) will manage the Origo Club café and Tiger Zhou (Ermenegildo Zegna at Harry Rosen) will administer and curate the Origo art gallery.

“At Origo Club, we are excited to orchestrate and deliver an experience where the whole is truly greater than the sum of its parts,” says Wu. “We have taken great care and pride in creating a space that brings together the very best aspects of modern Asian art and French-inspired food, wine and café culture.”


OAKVILLE, ON, June 7, 2018 /CNW/ - Restaurant Brands International Inc. (TSX/NYSE: QSR) ("RBI") today announced the results of the vote on the election of directors at its Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders held on June 7, 2018.

The total number of eligible votes represented in person or by proxy at the meeting was 395,969,357 representing 84.83% of all eligible votes.

RBI's proxy circular provided for twelve nominees to the Board of Directors. The twelve individuals nominated by the Board of Directors for election as directors of RBI were elected, each to hold office until the next annual meeting of shareholders or until their respective successors are elected or appointed. Each nominee was an incumbent director.

The votes cast with respect to each nominee were as follows:

Director Nominee Votes For % Votes Withheld %
Alexandre Behring 362,831,260 95.11% 18,672,638 4.89%
Marc Caira 380,131,731 99.64% 1,372,167 0.36%
João M. Castro-Neves 381,290,671 99.94% 213,227 0.06%
Martin E. Franklin 374,861,122 98.26% 6,642,777 1.74%
Paul J. Fribourg 373,235,363 97.83% 8,268,536 2.17%
Neil Golden 380,707,097 99.79% 796,801 0.21%
Ali Hedayat 375,269,959 98.37% 6,233,939 1.63%
Golnar Khosrowshahi 381,265,941 99.94% 237,957 0.06%
Daniel S. Schwartz 380,465,454 99.73% 1,038,445 0.27%
Carlos Alberto Sicupira 370,699,386 97.17% 10,804,513 2.83%
Roberto Moses Thompson Motta 378,562,751 99.23% 2,941,148 0.77%
Alexandre Van Damme 372,042,050 97.52% 9,461,849 2.48%

Final voting results on all matters at the Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders will be filed with Canadian and U.S. securities regulators.


Kruger Products L.P., Canada's leading manufacturer of Cashmere and Purex bathroom tissue, SpongeTowel Paper Towels and Scotties facial tissue, has been named one of Corporate Knights' 2018 Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada. The annual ranking of corporate sustainability performance recognizes Kruger Products' long investment in environmental stewardship.

"Kruger Products announced its first sustainable development program almost a decade ago, and we have made massive strides since. It's an honour to be recognized for our leadership and ongoing commitment to sustainability in every form," said Dino Bianco, CEO, Kruger Products.

Corporate Knights evaluated 17 key performance indicators to make their decision. The indicators are comprehensive and include environmental, diversity, financial management, and clean revenue. All publicly traded companies, privately owned or Crown corporations with revenue of at least $1 Bil and evidence of sustainability reporting are considered.

In its first year on the Best 50 Corporate Citizens list, Kruger Products' has been ranked #40. In 2017, Kruger Products was named a Corporate Knights Future 40 Responsible Leader, which recognizes Canada's top small and mid-sized companies demonstrating leadership in sustainability.

"Reducing energy and water consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and improving the health and safety of our employees are our top priorities and the foundation of our Sustainability 2020 commitment," said Steven Sage, Kruger Products' Vice President, Sustainability & Innovation.

Since 2010, Kruger Products has made aggressive steps to address sustainability in a number of areas where it can make the most impact. This includes energy and water consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, transportation efficiencies and reductions in packaging materials. The company offers one of the largest portfolios of third-party certified products in North America and is the first Canadian tissue manufacturer to receive a FSC® certification. For more information, visit:


Fogo Island, NL., Wednesday, June 6, 2018—Toast Canada Day with four of Canada’s most esteemed wine specialists, far away from far away, on Fogo Island, Newfoundland. The province joined Canadian Confederation in 1949, and what Newfoundland lacks in a history of winemaking, it makes up for through its connection to great wines from sea to shining sea. Fogo Island Inn celebrates the terroir of its three “new found” sister provinces: British Columbia, Ontario, and Nova Scotia over a three-night Canada Day Winemakers’ Weekend on Friday, June 29 through to Monday, July 2, 2018.

Making the Canada Day journey to join Executive Chef Jonathan Gushue on this remote island on the North Atlantic is Brie Dema, one of Ontario’s most knowledgeable sommeliers and a regular contributor to Quench magazine, who will be accompanied by a trio of Canadian winemakers for an extended holiday weekend at Fogo Island Inn. Inspired by the traditional foodways of Fogo Island, David Paterson of Tantalus Vineyards (British Columbia), Ilya Senchuk of Leaning Post Wines (Ontario), and Jean-Benoit Deslauriers of Benjamin Bridge (Nova Scotia), will create wine pairings matched to a feast prepared by Executive Chef Gushue, highlighting the island’s unique outport cuisine and the most prized Canadian wines on the international stage. A special Community Tasting event for invited guests introducing three local wine purveyors to the three visiting winemakers will also take place during the weekend. 

The Fogo Island Inn Canada Day Winemakers’ Weekend will include guided tasting sessions, a movie screening for oenophiles in the Inn’s private cinema, a community wine tasting, Canada Day fireworks, and a variety of immersive experiences exploring Fogo Island’s rich food heritage.

The Canada Day Winemakers’ Weekend itinerary at Fogo Island Inn includes all meals, special wine pairings and programming, an Island Orientation with a Community Host, and a range of special Canada Day festivities. A three-night minimum stay is required.To reserve, call our Reservations team at 709 658 3444 (direct), 1 855 268 9277 (toll-free), or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


CALGARY, June 6, 2018 /CNW/ - Jugo Juice, the pioneer in the evolution of the healthy beverage in Canada, has expanded its menu with the launch of its new Energy Category. With tasty, better-for-you ingredients always top of mind, the Energy Category will consist of three cold brew and three matcha smoothies to give Canadians a healthier alternative to caffeine and tea-based beverages. The six smoothies are now available in store across Canada.

"With taste and healthy menu innovation at the forefront of our minds for the past 20 years, we saw that there was a need in the Canadian market for a better on-the-go alternative to coffee and tea-based beverages," said Jamie Vadori, Director of Marketing, Jugo Juice. "This is a continuation of our mission to help Canadians fuel better as we ultimately believe no one should have to sacrifice taste for health when they need that extra energy kick."

For Canadians looking to switch up their caffeine routine for something they can feel better about, Jugo Juice has created three cold brew and matcha green tea smoothies to provide an energy boost with natural ingredients and great taste. Whether you need that extra help to wake up in the morning or a mid-day pick me up, Jugo Juice has Canadians covered with its new menu of cold brew coffee and matcha green tea-based smoothies!

Cold Brew Coffee Menu Items

Cold brew is a great alternative to coffee or other caffeine products due to its lower acidity. It is full of antioxidants, phytochemicals and chlorogenic acids to help support healthy blood sugar levels. Each Jugo Juice coffee-based smoothie contains up to three servings of fruits and vegetables, no added sugar, and no artificial colours or ingredients:

  • Jugo Java
    • Cold brew coffee, bananas, dates, unsweetened almond milk, coconut milk
  • Berry Buzz
    • Cold brew coffee, blueberries, raspberries, no added sugar frozen yogurt, apple juice
  • Outer Spice
    • Cold brew coffee, cinnamon, ginger, banana, dates, unsweetened chocolate almond milk

 Matcha Green Tea Menu Items

It is obvious the matcha craze is here to stay! In addition to boosting energy, memory and overall concentration, matcha is rich in antioxidants and is loaded with catechin and EGCg (epigallocatechin gallate). Matcha helps detoxify the body and has been known to protect your liver and heart. Each matcha tea-based smoothie contains up to four servings of fruits and vegetables, no added sugar, and no artificial colours or ingredients:                             

  • Matcha Peachu
    • Matcha, dragonfruit, peach, mint, apple juice, cranberry juice
  • Never Too Matcha
    • Matcha, pineapple, apple, lemon, spinach, apple juice, orange juice
  • Meet Your Matcha
    • Matcha, blueberries, bananas, unsweetened almond milk

The Mega Matcha smoothie has also joined the Jugo Juice family under the Protein Category. It gives you that extra protein boost with matcha, vanilla whey protein, pineapple, and unsweetened almond milk.

For more information on Jugo Juice, please visit


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