Kick-off of a summer-long celebration of the senses

Vancouver, B.C., May 5, 2017 – The Société de développement économique de la Colombie-Britannique (SDE) launched yesterday its summer-long "Celebration of the Senses" at Townsite Brewing, which was also celebrating its admission as a new member of the ÉCONOMUSÉE® BC Artisan at Work network.



Members of the public were invited to taste delicious craft beers, to visit Townsite’s barrel room, and to learn more about the delicate craft of beer brewing. Visitors could also appreciate the artwork of Anna May Bennett and Miel Creasey, local artists; to savour Sli City Grill's appetizers and the delicious products of Bothwell Cheese. The afternoon ended on a musical note with "Take 5", a local band. In brief, participants enjoyed a day of discovery of their local products and talents.


Townsite Brewing mainly produces top fermented beers according to traditional recipes. Cédric Dauchot is an engineer specializing in the science of brewing beer. He acquired many years of experience working in craft and industrial breweries. Townsite Brewing opened in 2012 and it was a dream come true for Cédric. It is unique in view of the diversity and the quality of the products, but also thanks to an innovative model of social and local economic engagement.

During the launch, the public will be able to visit the brewery and the tasting room; an original way to learn more about the beer making process and also to discover the beautiful Sunshine Coast.

Townsite Brewing welcomed more then 125 people yesterday, sharing their passion for local products and new discoveries.


Donald Cyr, SDE's Executive Directeur; Dave Formosa, Mayor of Powell River; Line Robert, CEO of the Island Coastal Economic Trust; and Carl-Éric Guertin, Executive Director of the Économusée Network Society were present at the event. 

The SDE want to thank the Townsite Brewing team for their contribution to this event, as well as recognize the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage, the B.C. Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training, as well as the Island Coastal Economic Trust, which made this day possible.