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Join Entrepreneur Mom Now Vancouver as we celebrate our official launch with wine and cheese, networking, door prizes, gift bags, and a special performance by country music artist, Cody Prevost



Tuesday April 10, 2012 7:00-9:30pm

Roadhouse Bake Shoppe

1763 King George Blvd, Surrey


Tickets Available:




Diamon in the Rock News:

Tommy Alto advances to the Final April 14, 2012 at Blue Frog Studios.

TOMMY ALTO performs Hank Snow’s adapation of “I’ve been Everywhere” to a packed house at the Roadhouse Grille on King George Blvd. on Wednesday Feb 22, 2012.

With his spellbinding stage presence and powerful, dynamic voice, TOMMY ALTO loves playing infectious, feel-good Pop-Rock tunes, mixed with his finely-crafted, R&B-flavoured songwriting style.

TOMMY ALTO’s debut full-length album “Scream My Name!” was released in early 2011 to rave reviews. The disc features catchy singles like “Nickels and Dimes” and “Just To See You Smile”, and was met with praise from various media magazines and entertainment journalists.

Are you 19 yrs or younger – living in the Peninsula – South Surrey / White Rock area and are musically gifted and need someone to discover you?

Register for the “Diamond in The Rock”, send an email to doug_lachance@telus.net

The competition will take place at the Roadhouse Grille on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm until 9:00pm beginning FEBRUARY 15th and going on until APRIL 14th (8 weeks).

You may be a solo performer or more, and back tracks will be allowed but could affect the judges scores (as will audience participation).

There will be 3 or 4 performers each week, and each contestant may perform up to 3 songs.

The winner from each week will be invited to compete in the final at Blue Frog Studios on Saturday April 14th, 2012.

Check out Diamond In The Rock’s Facebook page for more info.

Happy Anniversary

This is a picture of my parents, Dwayne and Sharon…..they are holding one of their 6 GREAT-Grandchildren!! you read that correctly!! GREAT-Grandchildren!

Dwayne and Sharon are the parents of 4 daughters, grandparents to 12 and great-grandparents to 6…and counting… They are nothing if not family oriented and that is exactly what they have created at their family restaurant McJacs Roadhouse Grille.

Today is the 10th Anniversary of this venture of their life. I say life as owning and running a restaurant becomes your life …. 24/7 …. Every inch and corner of the Restaurant IS my parents. The menu is their taste…some of the recipe’s are even my moms and grandmothers! The style is all my dad with my mom thrown in here and there.

It is more than a restaurant, it is a family restaurant that is an experience!

There are definitely challenges and we don’t always get it right ALL the time…but we do put our best foot forward every time and I have to say…. we love what we do.

Congratulations mom and dad…. we, your girls and your staff…we are so very proud of you and glad you decided to do this crazy venture 10 years ago!!

Diamond in the Rock

The Roadhouse Grille Restaurant is thrilled to be a sponsor and the HOST for the “Diamond in the Rock” Youth Talent Search starting February 15th and will continue until April 4th.

Blue Frog Studios and Turtle Recording Studios will offer 3 hours studio time to the winner and a 50% discount on their first session to the other finalists!!

A bursary will be given as well

Winner – $2,000

2nd place – $1,000

3rd place – $500

plus more!!

what a great way to support some of our upcoming LOCAL talent and get to know what amazing studios and all that our “little” White Rock/South Surrey has to offer!! we have really grown from a small summer vacation town!

other prizes include:

Gigs will be offered to the winner to perform at the Roadhouse Grille and Spirit of the Sea Festival and Rock-it-Boy as an opening act at one of his shows!

Complimentary admission to Dave Chesney’s Music Management Course Rock Enroll. 

A coaching session with Fast Forward Entertainment Coaching

A photo shoot provided by Don York Photography

A hair make over by the MenZone Hair Salon

and more………


this competition is ONLY open to those who is 19 years old or younger during the competition. Proof of age and residency ( South of 40th Avenue to the Bay and West of 192nd Street commonly known as South Surrey/White Rock) WILL be required!

Register for the Diamond in the Rock by sending an email to doug_lachance@telus.net

We have something for everyone!

Wholesome Fresh Baking!

It’s soooo good it must be bad🙂


Corporate Gift Baskets are ready to be DELIVERED!!! to your customers!

Call today to book your Gingerbread Kit…made from scratch and you can actually EAT it! its mmmm mmmm good… book your Party Platters for your get togethers at your place…bring in your platter and it will look like YOU did all the hard work🙂 ….. book your Pumpkin and Apple Pies and fresh from scratch wholesome butter buns for your Christmas Dinner and enjoy your Holidays!

Local Supporting Local….

From my family to yours…Happy Holidays!

Passing it on

The following is an email I received this morning and being a BC Canadian girl with an entrepunuer family and business I have to say I agree with the sentiment of buying and supporting local.. I do not agree with the vibe of Anti-Chinese tone that is throughout the text as I believe there is more than enough to go around…but owning a local BC business I feel the frustration of the super box stores that have purchasing power way beyond my reach and while everyone watches their bottom line it would be nice to throw as much business to the locals as we can!

Christmas 2011 — Birth of a New Tradition


As the holidays approach, the giant Asian factories are kicking into high gear to provide Canadians with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods —  merchandise that has been produced at the expense of Canadian labor. This year will be different. This year Canadians will give the gift of genuine concern for other Canadians. There is no longer an excuse that, at gift giving time, nothing can be found that is produced by Canadians hands. Yes there is!


 It’s time to think outside the box, people. Who says a gift needs to fit in a shirt box, wrapped in Chinese produced wrapping paper?


Everyone — yes

EVERYONE gets their hair cut. How about gift certificates from your local Canadian hair salon or barber? Gym membership? It’s appropriate for all ages who are thinking about some health improvement.

Who wouldn’t appreciate getting their car detailed? Small, Canadian owned detail shops and car washes would love to sell you a gift certificate or a book of gift certificates. Are you one of those extravagant givers who think nothing of plonking down the Bucks on a Chinese made flat-screen? Perhaps that grateful gift receiver would like his driveway sealed, or lawn mowed for the summer, or driveway plowed all winter, or games at the local golf course. There are a bazillion owner-run restaurants — all offering gift certificates. And, if your intended isn’t the fancy eatery sort, what about a half dozen breakfasts at the local breakfast joint.


Remember, folks this isn’t about big National chains — this is about supporting your home town Canadian with their financial lives on the line to keep their doors open. How many people couldn’t use an oil change for their car, truck or motorcycle, done at a shop run by the Canadian working guy? Thinking about a heartfelt gift for mom? Mom would LOVE the services  of a local cleaning lady for a day. My computer could use a tune-up, and I KNOW I can find some young guy who is struggling to get his repair business up and running. OK, you were looking for something more personal. Local crafts people spin their own wool and knit them into scarves. They make jewelry, and pottery and beautiful wooden boxes. Plan your holiday outings at local, owner operated restaurants and leave your server a nice tip. And, how about going out to see a play or ballet at your hometown theater. Musicians need love too, so find a venue showcasing local bands.


Honestly, people, do you REALLY need to buy another ten thousand Chinese lights for the house? When you buy a five dollar string of lights, about fifty cents stays in the community. If you have those kinds of bucks to burn, leave the mailman, trash guy or babysitter a nice BIG tip. You see, Christmas is no longer about draining Canadian pockets so that China can build another glittering city. Christmas is now about caring about us, encouraging Canadian small businesses to keep plugging away to follow their dreams. And, when we care about other Canadians, we care about our communities, and the benefits come back to us in ways we  couldn’t imagine. THIS is the new Canadian Christmas tradition.


Forward this to everyone on your mailing list — post it to discussion groups — throw up a post on Craigslist in the Rants and Raves section in your city — send it to the editor of your local paper and radio stations, and TV news departments. This is a revolution of caring about each other, and isn’t that what Christmas is about?

BUY CANADIAN – BE CANADIAN – The job you save might be your own

In a time where Gluten Free is more than just a buzz word it has become a large majorities new reality. More and more the demand for Gluten free is spreading and people are not settling for the tasteless dry powder like options that are mostly available.

We recently had the opportunity to taste and try O’Delish Gluten Free products at our store and we couldn’t believe THESE were gluten free…where was the powder tasteless cookies we have been sampled over and over?…. O’Delish products are simply amazing and for me I am in love with the single operator LOCAL lady who has turned a need into gourmet!

We are so proud to be partnering with Debbie and the O’Delish product line…products hit the shelves this coming Thursday November 10th…be sure to tell all your GF friends in the area…this is definitely worth trying!!

 The Restaurant will also start having a Gluten Free bread as an option for all you breakfast lovers out there🙂

…. more than your average bakery….