News and Events

Summer 2019 at Oyama

Bastille Day (La Fête Nationale) – Sunday, July 14th

There is a strong French tradition at Oyama, both in the style of products we make and in our passion for good food.  So, for France’s national day we like bring out French favourites such as Strasbourg Terrine, Boudin Blanc and Jambon de Paris (truffled ham) – bon appetit!

BC Day and Labour Day Long Weekends

As is our tradition, we will be making Coiled BBQ sausages (great for sharing) as well as our famous Chili Cheese Brats and Southern Pulled Pork sausages for these long weekends.  If you order ahead we will reserve some for you.

And ….. All Summer Long we will have 40 types of fresh sausage and 10 types of smokies perfect for the grill

June 2019 at Oyama

A few special dates to keep in mind in this June….

“Micro-Farm” weekend – Friday Jun 7th – Sunday Jun 9th

Cutter Ranch Pigs

This weekend we are featuring Heritage-breed pork from Cutter Ranch. Located just outside Cranbrook B.C. in the beautiful East Kootenays, Cutter Ranch raises free-range Duroc and Berkshire pigs, as well as cattle and sheep. We will be making variety of tasty sausages from Cutter Ranch’s heritage pork!

Father’s Day Weekend – Friday Jun 14th – Sunday Jun 16th

Happy Father’s Day wherever you are!  Dad’s all over the world work hard and don’t ask for much in return.  So, if you want to take on the grill this weekend and give Dad a break, we have you covered – smokies, bratwurst, sausages, chorizos – he’ll be touched and well fed!

Italian Weekend – Friday Jun 21st – Saturday June 23rd

This weekend we are bringing out all your favourite Italian specialties – Culatello, Prosciutto Cotto al Tartufo, Parma, Coppa, Genoa.  And, we are going to be cooking up Piadinas for hungry customers.  If you haven’t heard, a Piadina is a cross between pita bread and a tortilla, and it is stuffed with tasty ingredients like prosciutto, salami, veggies and cheese! Think Italian Taco!


Canada Day Weekend – Friday Jun 28th – Monday July 1st

Its Canada’s birthday!  Whether you are celebrating at home or out of town, we have some amazing food that is perfect for the long weekend.  Elk, Bison smokies on the grill, Maple Breakfast sausages

Also, lots of stuff to do on Canada Day weekend at Granville Island!  Bring your Canadian spirit!

May 2019 at Oyama

A few special dates to keep in mind in this May…

Cinco de Mayo weekend – Friday May 3rd – Sunday May 5th


This is our first annual weekend dedicated to celebrating Latin American cuisine.  Basically, we will be making every type of Chorizo you’ve ever heard of (okay, maybe not that many!)  We will also have Linguica, Butifarra and other spicy treats!

Mother’s Day Weekend – Friday May 10th – Sunday May 12th 

We like to make something special for mom each year. This year we will have lots of pates, terrrines and a new parfait! Grab some baguette, wine and enjoy some quality time and great food with mom this weekend!

May Long Weekend – Thursday May 16th – Monday May 20th

For all you fair weather grillers, May long weekend is the official start of BBQ season!  This is the time of year we bring out our full line-up of smokies and hot dogs. We also make over 40 types of fresh sausages, perfect for the BBQ, including our famous Chili Cheese Bratwurst and Southern Pulled Pork sausages So grab your tongs, a cold drink and of course, some tasty items for outdoor cooking!

Craft Beer Weekend – Friday May 31st – Sunday Jun 2nd

Vancouver is celebrating Craft Beer Week and so are we!  We use some of Metro Van’s amazing craft beers in many of our products.  Think Craft Beer Ham, Craft Beer Salami, Dark Beer Chorizo, Beer Brats and much more.  Prost!


April 2019 at Oyama

A few special dates to keep in mind in this April…

Taste of Asia – Friday Apr 5th – Sunday Apr 7th

We are blessed here on the west coast to be so close to the flavours of the far east.  Over the years, they have become an integral part of Vancouver’s cuisine that they don’t even seem “foreign” anymore.  In our annual ode to fusion, we are making everything from Mild Thai Pork to Tandoori Lamb to Sake Sesame Chicken!

Free-range pork – Giesbrecht Farms – Friday Apr 12th – Sunday Apr 14th

Our “micro-farm” partner for April is Giesbrecht Farms located in the Fraser Valley.  Since 1993 Brian Giesbrecht has been raising free-range heritage pigs such as Berkshire and Tamworth on this small farm.  These pigs get amazing food primarily consisting of assorted nuts, alfalfa hay and overflow produce from local grocery stores!  Look for lots of sausages made with Giesbrecht pork this week at Oyama.

Easter Weekend – Friday Apr 19th – Monday Apr 21st  

Finally! Easter arrives a bit late this year, but it will be worth the wait!  Strasbourg Terrine, Easter Bunny Pate (sorry kids!), loads of breakfast sausages and of course, our Swedish Hams for Easter dinner.

Boudin Noir and Morcilla – Last of the Season! – Friday Apr 26th – Sunday Apr 28th

The last boudin noir and morcilla of the season!  We will not be making more of these French and Spanish blood sausages until late September.  Call the store (604-327-7407) or email ( to reserve yours.