Photo: Dîner en Blanc Vancouver 2014 is looking beautiful in Yaletown

Vancouver’s best-looking summer picnic is officially underway in Yaletown.

For its third year on the West Coast, Dîner en Blanc is happening in David Lam Park at the east end of Davie Street.

Organizers had a tough time keeping the popular event’s location a secret up to the 6 p.m. embargo this year.

Local broadcaster Ron Wilson noticed something white and fancy going on in the park relatively early in the day. And a few cyclists’ complaints were spotted in the Straight.com comments section where they grumbled about suspicious Seawall closures that began in the late afternoon. But nobody at Dîner looks like their evening was soured by a premature spoiling of the surprise.

Check in with the @GeorgiaStraight on Twitter and with Straight reporter @michdas for more photos posted throughout the evening. And return to Straight.com for a complete photo gallery shot by Andrew Chin that we’ll have up Friday morning (August 22).

Until then, enjoy a peek via the photo above.

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meow
So funny that my friend who lives across the street and has a toddler refers to that spot as.......the poo park! LOL
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Jon Q. Publik
Seriously is Diner en Blanc the least ethnic event in town? It looks like an elegant KKK BBQ minus the white hoods. I also must note the irony of this feast vs the one that Travis is attending a mere 10 minutes away at Oppenheimer Park.
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Mr A.
More like dinner for Vancouver's elite.
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David
Why do people think visible minorities don't participate in this event? You know the "blanc" thing is in reference to attire, oui?

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Mr. E
>>> More like dinner for Vancouver's elite.

Ignorant comment. Learn about the event before passing judgement.
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Funny Person
Meow is funny LOL
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14 days
Oh I think the elitist comment was quite accurate. Was there last night and it was hugely disappointing. Not from an organizational standpoint - the event was beautifully run. It was just the guests that ruined the event. The most pretentious group of strangers imaginable, snobbery and elitism all round. Won't be attending next year. Anyone want my ticket?
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Come 9
I didn't find too many that seemed worthy of an elitist or attractive label. If their attitude assumed so then that's pretty sad.
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Mr. E
>>> It was just the guests that ruined the event. The most pretentious group of strangers imaginable, snobbery and elitism all round.


You must have been very busy meeting all 3000+ guests to be able to make such a broad statement. Perhaps it was just the company around you. So I'm sorry if you met me and thought I was pretentious, snobby, and elite.
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surreycrewevent
LOW LIFE EVENT. LOOKS MORE LIFE SUREY PEOPLE EVENT. THIS IS A DOG POO PARK :)
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sorry to say
I attended the first year., Interesting, but was lacking something of a purpose. It felt off.

This just makes Vancouver look more pretentious. Sorry. I mean the idea is cool, but the way it is executed comes off looking pompous.

Is that really the image Vancouver wants?. wow, you'd think you might want to represent yourself better. Hopefully it will get restructured for 2015.
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Hedonism 2
This appears to be an outdoor dinner for wannabe rich people but the truly rich have better things to do.
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Mr. Cynical
This entire series of stories about the dinner by Lupick was just a set up so he can let everyone know that he's going to hang out with the destitute campers at Oppenheimer. I'm sure their lives will be enriched after bathing in his saintly glow.
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"Hedonism 2
AUG 23, 2014 at 12:45 AM
This appears to be an outdoor dinner for wannabe rich people but the truly rich have better things to do.

Considering Frank Giustra has attended and a bunch of other well-to-do individual, I believe your statement is inaccurate. That said, I am glad there is a mix of different types of people at this event.
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Ruby
There are just too many negative individuals posting nothing but crap! Talking about a bunch of people that got together and did something different, romantic and fun. What is so wrong with that? Why would you think that everyone there is rich? Not the case. Just because they look fabulous in white. Get a life. These people are living it, maybe you should.
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jeff
fantastic event! all class
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