Fraser River Sunset Dinner Cruise – featuring celebrity chef Ned Bell!

Fraser River Sunset Dinner Cruise – featuring celebrity chef Ned Bell!

June 23, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
MV Native paddlewheeler behind the Inn at the Quay Hotel, New Westminster
900 Quayside Dr
New Westminster, BC V3M 6G2
Melissa Chaun

A fundraiser for the Sustainable Living Leadership Program.

Enjoy a 3-hour sunset dinner cruise on the beautiful Fraser River aboard the authentic 100-passenger MV Native paddlewheeler. Take in the beauty of our surroundings from a unique water perspective, with views of the Lower Fraser from New Westminster Quay to the Pitt River. Dinner is a plated three-course meal featuring wild Pacific salmon, along with a cash bar. Celebrity chef Ned Bell is our guest speaker and Petra Markova will be speaking about her experience participating in the Sustainable Living Leadership Program.

Saturday, June 23

5:30 pm Board
6:00 pm Departure
9:00 pm Return and disembark

Guest speaker: Celebrity Chef Ned Bell

Ocean Wise Executive Chef

Long-time sustainable seafood ambassador Ned Bell is the Ocean Wise executive chef based at the Vancouver Aquarium. Bell’s cooking philosophy is globally inspired and locally created. His love of sport, travel and adventure have taken him around the world, creating memorable experiences and cooking up a storm along the way.

With the support of the Ocean Wise seafood program, Bell founded Chefs for Oceans in 2014 to raise awareness about sustainable seafood by riding his bike across Canada. Bell’s dedication to sustainable seafood has inspired many Canadian chefs to get involved in the cause – a movement that is having a meaningful impact on the way consumers think about the seafood they eat, where it comes from and how they, too, can help protect our oceans by making ocean-friendly seafood choices.

He is the author of Lure: Sustainable Seafood Recipes from the West Coast. Bell was awarded the Global Seafood Award for Advocacy at the 2017 Seaweb Seafood Summit. This recognition, paired with Bell’s diverse British Columbia upbringing, instills a passion for fresh, sustainable and locally sourced cuisine.

He has experience working in some of the country’s top kitchens and was, most recently, executive chef of Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver and YEW seafood + bar, a proud Ocean Wise partner. Bell’s diverse background includes seven seasons on Food Network Canada’s Cook Like a Chef and he has been recognized as Canada’s Chef of the Year at Food Service and Hospitality magazine’s 2014 Pinnacle Awards, Best Overall and Rising Star by Where magazine and Top 40 Foodies Under 40 by Western Living magazine in 2008.

Petra Markova, Sustainable Living Leadership Program grad

Petra took part in the Sustainable Living Leadership Program in 2016. Since then, she has been involved in environmental education through guest speaking and outreach initiatives. Earlier this year, ​Petra​ co-planned the Rivers Clinic for Environmental Leaders, a 3-day paddle program designed to connect local university students to each other and nature. Petra is currently in her fourth year of studying biology at Simon Fraser University, and plans to become a teacher.

Tickets $150 each, limited seating.

Registration is required to attend. Tickets must be purchased by June 20th.
You can purchase them by filling out the form below and completing the transaction via PayPal.

Cancellations made by 5:00 pm Thursday, June 21st will receive a refund less a 15% service charge.

Please note gratuity for drink service aboard the Paddlwheeler is not included but greatly appreciated.

We look forward to seeing you there!


A special thank you to the sponsors for this year’s Fraser River Sunset Dinner Cruise.

Interested in becoming a sponsor? More info.

Thank you also to the following for helping to make the Fraser River Sunset Dinner Cruise a possibility.


Register to attend the Fraser River Sunset Dinner Cruise

Unfortunately, the deadline to purchase tickets has now passed. We hope you are able to join us for the cruise next year.