Save the date: Mensa event April 14!

Occasionally I am asked to perform at an event for a really worthwhile cause, and April 14 is no exception! 
Mensa is the largest and oldest high IQ society in the world. It is a non-profit organization open to people who score at the 98th percentile or higher on a standardized, supervised IQ or other approved intelligence test. Membership: 134,000
An evening of music, deluxe wine, and a sumptuous menu is planned for April 14 at the Pinnacle at the Pier Hotel (one of my favourite venues), details below.

After expenses, funds go to the Mensa Scholarship Program which is open to full time students 18 and over - of any background - attending a Canadian post secondary institution. Parents take note, scholarships are being offered at the Mensa website.

Dinner and Wine Pairing Event

We warmly invite you to a special evening of food, wine, and live jazz.  Join your fellow Mensa members and your guests to eat, socialize, and maybe even a little dancing.  The notion is to enjoy ourselves while raising money for the Mensa Scholarship program.
Attendees will indulge in a great meal with each course paired with an appropriate fine wine. The restaurant has an excellent reputation.  The menu is listed below.
The very popular jazz musician Gabriel Mark Hasselbach will be performing for the evening.  He is a regular performer at the Pinnacle, and well regarded.
The Lobby Restaurant at the
Pinnacle Hotel in North Vancouver
138 Victory Ship Way North
Vancouver, BC  V7L 0B1
(It is a very short walk from the SeaBus.)
April 14, 2018 at 6:00 pm
The event fee is $80 with a portion thereof going to the Mensa Scholarship program.
Mensa members are encouraged to bring friends and relatives.
Seating is limited so book early.
To Reserve your spot contact Vancouver Mensa Treasurer Ricardo Kawashita at or 604-842-7054
For further info contact the Event Organizer Terry Tremaine, , 604-202-7841
I hope to see you there!


Appetizer – West Coast Bouillabaisse –Mussels, clams, prawns and fruit de mer (seafood) in tomato coconut broth with grilled focaccia
Entree – Choice of one:

  1. Grilled Wild Sockeye – Pesto risotto with sautéed fingerling potatoes with daily vegetables and citrus butter sauce (Gluten Free)
  2. 6 oz Filet Mignon – Certified Angus Beef with roast garlic smashed potatoes, daily vegetables and Cabernet demi-glace (Gluten Free)
  3. Grilled chicken, sautéed wild mushrooms, chorizo sausage in Porcini Alfredo

Dessert – Chocolate Truffle Cake – Decadent Belgian chocolate with hazelnut truffle icing, raspberry streaked meringue, caramel sauce and vanilla bean gelato