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If you have an eye for dauntless fashion, a taste for sipping Vancouver’s finest cocktails, and a lust for feeling the adrenaline pump through your veins at the race track, then The Deighton is your cup of tea. Soak in the excitement at the starting gates and get your first flutter in the betting ring. Dine like Kings and Queens with a complimentary lunch for all ticket holders prepared by Vancouver’s very own Cocktails and Canapes. The 9th annual Deighton Cup on July 22 – this year more lavish and audacious than ever before. 

The Deighton Cup pays homage to John Deighton, colloquially known as Gassy Jack. He brought a spirit of fun, libations and camaraderie to the early settlers in Vancouver at a time when our rough and tumble city was just pulling itself up by its bootstraps. We invite you to raise a glass in celebration of our city’s evolution from saloons to skyscrapers, and from moonshine to single barrel bourbon. From humble beginnings to lavish parties, the spirit remains the same, it’s the spirit of bringing people together, embracing greatness and making the most out of every moment.

The Fairest of Them All  

Vancouver’s most stylish always come out to play at The Deighton Cup, and each year the Belle Du Jour and the Gallant Sartorialist are selected from the crowd by our celebrity and fashion industry judges. Greatness lies outside of your comfort zone, and the Style Stakes winners will be those who are fearless in creating a style that inspires. For more information about the event, or to learn more about the innovative and stylish Crystal Carson and Jamie Hughes our Style Stake Director and Producer, click here.

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The 5th Annual Cocktail Jockey is Bigger and Better Than Ever Before

We are excited to host the 5th annual Cocktail Jockey competition. The Cocktail Jockey brings together enthusiastic mixologists to showcase their spin on a classic derby cocktail. This year the aperitif of choice is the classic champagne cocktail. Due to popular demand this year the competition will be held offsite prior to the event and you can find more information about the competition here. For all of the cocktail connoisseurs attending The Deighton Cup you will be in the epicentre of mixologist expertise – so get ready to savour a variety of cocktails that are second to none.

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The Finer Details

This year The Deighton Cup returns on July 22, at the grand Hastings Racecourse. The event will run from 11 am – 6 pm for a day-long social gathering. Viewing options and social space are abundant. If you want to feel the energy of the thoroughbreds round the bend while you clink glasses with your friends, join us in one of our available Trackside Private Suites. Once again, the Marquee and Concourse come together to create an elevated experience for all ticket holders. All attendees are granted access to the Champagne Stage, Cigar Lounge, Mile’s End Motors Field of Dreams, and scenic picnic area for a premium experience.

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The Purveyors of Fine Culture


The Social Concierge is a curator of fine culture and remarkable experiences. We are a boutique branding and marketing agency that delivers first-rate solutions to clients who want to see their vision truly come to life. The Social Concierge and Droski Marketing have come together to bring you an experience that you’ll never forget.

Don’t miss the most fabulous event in Vancouver this summer!

Passion for the details of a celebration often drives as much conversation as the overall experience. The elements that make the heartbeat of a culture are both our curiosity and our inspiration.

The Social Concierge lifestyle is rooted in creative design, spontaneous moments and spirited by a knowledgeable amount of food and champagne. Over the years we have gotten to know some fascinating people with sophisticated perspectives. If you like a good story with beautiful pictures, read on.

Guests attending the coveted event this year will enjoy a meal designed by Vancouver’s Vital Supply Co and Cocktails and Canapés, as well as an ever evolving wine portfolio. The event will take place at two secret locations. Join us in a walk down memory lane as we revisit some of Dîner en Blanc highlights from year's past.

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