Introducing the proprietor of the night’s entertainment and “owner” of your venue: John “Gassy Jack” Deighton. He was the first hotel and bar owner in Vancouver in the historic area of the city, Gastown, named after this rascally capitalist.
You can stop worrying, Gassy Jack didn’t get his nickname because of an embarrassing digestive problem. “Gassy” refers to the fact that this founder of the city was known far and wide for his larger-than-life personality and his incredible tall tales — the man never stopped talking — and making his guests roar with laughter.
This roving character pays great homage to his namesake by telling riveting tall tales about the early days of this city and having the humour and wit that will make your guests fall in love with this Victorian entrepreneur. He’s best “host” of the evening you could possibly want!