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West Coast Contemporary - At It’s BEST! This custom designed home truly typifies the term “West Coast Contemporary” - cedar, glass, oak flooring, teak cabinetry, skylights that open & multiple doors to the deck & patio with a lush green forest backdrop. It boasts open concept living room, dining room with vaulted ceiling, private cedar sauna, a juniper front door, newer stainless appliances, large fireplace & abundant closets & storage. A welcoming deck embraces the natural surroundings of forest & ferns. Custom placed windows are effective for bringing light & nature inside. This home is located near the Capilano River Regional Park with many walking & hiking trails, is located just minutes from the base of Grouse Mountain & is just a short walk to Edgemont Village.

3993 Capilano Road, North Vancouver

$825,000

Mary Jo Braid 604-314-6730 • 604-925-1111 mbraid@sutton.com • www.mjbraid.com West Coast

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604.290.2647

Amir Abadian Beautifully remodelled from bottom to top that beats a new house in one of the most demanding area, in Delbrook, almost 3000 sqft of high quality which fits 2 families, 2 brand new open kitchens with S/S appliances, new dark H/W floors for the entire house ,new windows with high-end coverings ,new plumbing & wiring, new roof and hot water heating system. Sitting on a newly Land Escaped lot, finally enjoy an out-door swimming pool on newly fenced and private backyard.

Sutton West Coast

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The ultimate in luxury. This gorgeous Penthouse is being offered for the first time on the market. The private elevator will lead you into the foyer and into the lap of 3300+ square feet of luxury. You wont believe your eyes as you gaze upon the best view in West Vancouver from every room. Step onto a 1500 square foot veranda to breath in the fresh mountain air. It almost goes without saying that only the best quality finishes and fittings are featured in this home as every upgrade imaginable was ordered.

301-2255 Twin Creek Pl, W.V. $1,348,000 102-2255 Twin Creek Pl, W.V.

480 Evergreen Pl., N.V.

Enjoy unobstructed 180 degree view of City,Ocean,Lions gate and Island from this S/E corner of Stonecliff complex next to Provincial park with over 2000 sqf,2bdrm, 2 bathrm,Family room and office, high-end finishing, hard wood flooing, granite counters, S/S appliances & designer window coverings A/C system, Gym,Spa, Fireside Lounge with full size kitchen comes with 2 secured parking.

SOLD

101-2255 Twin Creek Pl, W.V. #1001-3335 Cypress Pl, W.V. $1,399,000

SOLD 2567 Lawson Ave, W.V. $1,585,000

$1,648,000

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$3,359,000 $1,599,000

604-926-6011 NORTHSHORE

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3865 Southridge Avenue, West Vancouver

105-137 E 1st St, Lower Lonsdale gem!

Main Street, Vancouver

Gorgeous views of Vancouver Inner Harbour, this family residence features over 6,000 sq ft of living space. The bright, open floor plan consists of a large entertainment room, 6 spacious bedrooms, large rec room, formal living & dining rooms, media room, gourmet kitchen & private den. This home also offers total privacy, newer windows, heated driveway, a complete video surveillance & security system, indoor pool and solarium. All this and it’s just minutes to the golf course, Cypress Mountain, Dundarave Village and West Bay School. Come live in one of West Vancouver’s most prestigious neighbourhoods!

Restaurant For Sale in busy and upcoming Main St Area in Vancouver. 100+ Seats, Fully licensed and full kitchen are some features. Add five decades of operation, low rent and stable and loyal clientele and you have a great turnkey business opportunity.

Call Alphonse today!

Fully renovated, this beautiful 1 bdrm + den apartment features a bright, open floorplan with generous sized rooms & lots of light. Living room features a gas fireplace, and sliding glass doors lead to a covered patio & grassy fenced area. Brand new SS appliances in kitchen, new clothes washer and dryer too! Freshly painted throughout in inviting, restful colours. Lots of storage. The Coronado is a 13 year old Polygon built lowrise in the heart of Lower Lonsdale, with a well equipped gym, amenity room, car wash, bike storage and workshop. Entertainment, shops, market, restaurants and the Seabus are all an easy neighbourhood stroll from this problem free, pet friendly building. Call today to view!

Alphonse Quenneville

Kathy Suffel

604-328-2554

778-989-5570

Nora Valdez

Heather Kim 778.847.1452

F:604.926.9199

Vera Holman 604.318.0024

Karin Morris 604.338.8778

Kathy Suffel 778.989.5570

Chris Westwick 604.349.2148

Chris Wong 604.789.1807

Irene Mandzuk 778.836.4648

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Bedo Kaviani 604.725.5705

Nora Valdez 604.351.0625

Chloe Kopman 604.833.6932

Alphonse Quenneville 604.328.2554

Stella Chang 604.603.0223

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OPEN SUN 2-4

OPEN SUN 2-4

Spectacular oceanviews from this private westcoast contemporary home. 5 bedrooms+den, 4.5 baths, with all main living to that great view! Open plan main, large rooms and expansive decks. Easy care lot, faces west for all day sun and gorgeous sunsets. 2 bdrm, 2bath mtge helper is a great bonus...tons of storage...a perfect family home.

Amazing views from this custom 4 bdrm 4 bath Kelvin Grove home. custom kitchen, granite and stainless, hardwood Åoors, Huge decks for entertaining. Gorgeous master with custom shower, large walk in closet and view deck. Rare lawn and gardens. All with an easy entrance double garage. A must see!

Charming westcoast home with dramatic oceanviews and peaceful forrest setting. 16900 sq ft lot provides incredible privacy! 1666 sq ft, 2 beds(possible 4) 2.5 baths, large decks....walk to the beach, 1/2 hr. to downtown...work in the city, live the dream.

Warm , inviting 5, bedroom family home on a large 1/2 acre property with oceanviews. Vaulted ceilings,custom windows, hardwood Åoors, new cedar decks, great yardspace. Easy driveway with tons of parking including double garage.Bonus in-law accomodation too! Located on the end of a quiet culde-sac in beautiful Lions Bay...10 mins on the scenic Sea to Sky from West Vancouver. See you at the open house.

430 Mountain Drive, Lions Bay $1,020,000

260 Kelvin Grove Way, Lions Bay $1,489,000

373 Oceanview Rd, Lions Bay $895,000

565 Upper Bayview, Lions Bay $998,000

NEW G! N LISTI

Unique,1 bdrm condo at ‘Galleries on the Bay’. 3 years young, quality Änishes, Granite, silstone, s/s, cherry cabinets, porcelain Åoors,soaker tub, huge window areas. Pets and rentals ok.

40 Panorama, Lions Bay $890,000

#103-6388 Bay St, West Vancouver $432,000

Lions Bay’s ecclectic beachside neighbourhood. This home exudes the special charms of a westcoast retreat;expansive decks, custom wood windows and detailing,3 bdrms,3 full baths, great room with stone Äreplace, seperate Coach house for guests or private ofÄce, an irreplacable package. Easy to show!

NEW G! N LISTI

20 Brunswick Beach, Lions Bay $2,150,000

Situated on a spectacular, private 1/2 acre forested setting in Lions Bay, this unique Westcoast designed architectural home features an open Åoor plan&multiple levels with outstanding SW ocean views & amazing natural light. The home features an open kitchen, vaulted ceilings, open staircases & walkways, expansive windows, skylights, & decks.

Waterfront at Brunswick, Lions Bay’s ecclectic beach community. A terriÄc weekender now, this spot would be perfect for a future custom build. The current home is meticulous and mechanically updated. The oceanfront privacy will surprise you! The main house offers open plan, 3 bedrms, and amazing views.

225 Mountain Drive, Lions Bay $1,150,000

41 Brunswick Beach Rd, Lions Bay $1,779,000

604-306-2355

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Sussex Realty West Vancouver

MAKI 604.323.3762

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#1808-1723 Alberni Street, Van $415,000



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GREAT FAMILY HOME Panoramic oceanviews from this beautifully updated 4bed, 3 bath home. hardwood Åoors, new custom kitchen, spa like ensuite. Bonus mtge helper. V833662



250 Kelvin Grove, Lions Bay $1,195,000

YALETOWN IN CHARMING HORSESHOE BAY....

LOCATION, LOCATION... 93% on walkscore.com...The Park is a worry free building with private garages. This one + den open plan home is Åooded with natural light, Brazillian cherry Åoors, island cooktop Åoor to ceiling windows....walk to everything Coal harbour has to offer....a must see



Outstanding ocean views from every Åoor of this meticulous Kelvin Grove home. 3 beds, 2 baths, hardwood Åoors, custom kitchen, custom bathrooms, custom paint, bonus 1 bdrm mortgage helper. Private garden on the view side, level driveway and RV parking...a great package!



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5497 GREENLEAF GREENLEAF, WEST VANCOUVER

$910,000 This Unique 4 bedroom Lewis post and beam family home with full headroom basement shows with pride of ownership. It is a well maintained home that offers large sunny decks, newly paved level driveway, a large and very bright kitchen with skylights, cozy gas Àreplace in the living room, newly painted exterior, and even a hot tub. This gem is in a great location, close to Eagle Harbour School, beaches, tennis, and the community center.

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BUY & SELL WITH CONFIDENCE / Trusted Advice For 21 Years $1,399,000

#101-2235 Twin Creek Place, W.V. This luxurious concrete residence enjoys 2 bedrooms & den and makes great use of it’s open plan with over height coffered ceilings, floor to ceiling windows and gourmet kitchen. There is a generous use of granite, marble and limestone throughout along with central air conditioning, security system, gas fireplace and your own private 2 car garage.

$1,395,000

270 Kelvin Grove Way, Lions Bay

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301-2135 Argyle Ave, W.V. Semi-waterfront resort style condo steps away from the ocean. This one level view suite enjoys an open plan and floor to ceiling windows. There are top of the line appliances, granite countertops and beautiful kitchen cabinetry. This south east corner suite is flooded with all day sunshine and is within walking distance to all major amenities. By Appointment only.

604.644.6467

RETIRE IN STYLE! Like living in a grand resort, this 2 BR apartment keeps you safe and secure, surrounded by other 50 yrs. plus empty nesters! Immediate possession possible. 302-1327 Keith Rd. Now asking $379,000. Heather, 778-847-1452 or Vera 604-318-0024

701 E. Keith Road, N.V. This character home enjoys a fantastic central location with 180 degree views of the water, city and mountains that stretch from the Lions Gate Bridge to beyond Burnaby mountain!

SOLD lesliemiletich@live.com

This immaculate townhome has 4 BR. Three levels. New laminate Åoors throughout main areas. Private patio off kitchen and a spacious deck with views of city and inlet. Very quiet! $628,000 Heather, 778-847-1452 or Vera 604-318-0024

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Vera Holman

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Heather Kim

778-847-1452 Royal LePage Northshore

Dave

RARE GEM IN BENTLEY MEWS 111-216 E 6TH N VAN.

QUIET TOWNHOME! 3 BR’s up, den/ofÄce on main, Priced to sell at $518,888! #8-9288 Keefer, Rmd. Vera 604-318-0024 or Angus Fu 604-720-8619

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Incredibly well built with an excellent floor plan and fantastic outdoor space this family home is beautiful. Nothing to do but move into this 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 3 level with attached 2 car garage and gorgeous outdoor patio’s with huge stone fireplace and hot tub. Top of the line finishing’s including wood mantled river rock fireplace, large gourmet kitchen, granite countertops, custom wood cabinetry, over height ceilings, crown mouldings throughout and much more. All this nestled into an easycare lot on a quiet cul-de-sac only steps to trails, marina, parks and schools. Very nice!

5770 CRANLEY DRIVE, EAGLE HARBOUR NEW PRICE $1,249,000

UPPER LONSDALE Just move right in and enjoy an incredibly well built family home at the end of a cul-de-sac with city views backing onto greenbelt and offering great privacy. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, master with 5 piece ensuite, walk-in closet and nice view. Main has formal living and dining area, large kitchen with adjoining family room leading out to a sundeck overlooking the backyard and forest beyond. Downstairs is storage. A self contained 1 bedroom suite with potential to add approx. 875 sq ft more. This beautiful home features granite counter tops, top of the line appliances, new hardwood and tile flooring, 3 gas fireplaces, double garage, and professionally landscaped lot with fenced backyard and hot tub. Very nice residence!

4265 ST. PAULS AVE, NORTH VANCOUVER $1,250,000

SOLD

Everything you need in a fantastic family home. Large living areas throughout with family room off spacious kitchen, sunken living room, dining room and den. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms, Master Bedroom with vaulted ceilings, walk in closet and and 5 piece ensuite. Downstairs recreation room, plenty of storage and attached 2 car garage with workshop. Easy care lot. Updates include: exterior paint, roof, furnace, air condition, hot water tank, central vac, wireless alarm, California shutters.

5310 WESTHAVEN WYND, EAGLE HARBOUR

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Leslie Miletich

This 7 bedroom family residence enjoys panoramic ocean views overlooking Howe Sound and Bowen Island with one of the most picturesque back drops you can imagine. The main floor enjoys the majority of the upgrades with an open floor plan, gourmet kitchen along with a majority of it’s principal rooms overlooking the view.

GARDENER’S DELIGHT! Update and enjoy this 1964 bi-level with oak hardwood Åoors in 3 BIG BR’s up and spacious open plan on main. 3636 Fromme Rd., $734,900. View by Appt.almost anytime! Vera 604-318-0024

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41 Salal Court ............................... Sat. 2:30-4:30 235 Furry Creek Drive.................. Sun 2:30-4:30 169 Furry Creek Drive.......................... Sun.12-2 199 Furry Creek Drive........................... Sat 12-2

35. Capilano Highlands

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★ 825,000 3393 Capilano Road ................................. Sun.2-4

★ 1,489,000 260 Kelvin Grove Way .......................... Sun.2-4 ★ 998,000 565 Upper Bayview .................................. Sun.2-4

42. Central Lonsdale

★ 879,000 32-2246 Folkestone Way .................. Sat&Sun2-4

★ 369,000 320-123 East 19th Street ............Sat 3-5&Sun1-3 ★ 353,000 210-123 East 19th Street .......................... Sun.3-5 ★ 279,000 323-123 East 19th Street .......................... Sat. 1-3

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★ 2,099,000 2769 Ottawa Ave .................................... Sat. 2-4

★ 628,000 111-216 East 6th Street ............................ Sun.2-4 ★ 379,500 105-137 East 1st Street ............................ Sun.2-4

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“We bought a 2-bedroom home at District Crossing.” Pam, Kevin & daughter Maddie

District Crossing. Buy the numbers. When you come in to view District Crossing, you will see real display homes in the actual building. They’re not mock-ups in a sales centre with artificial views. What you see is literally what you will get, and with construction well along, you won’t have to wait for years to move into your new home. And now, owning at home at District Crossing is even easier with only a 5% deposit due at signing and an additional 5% due two months later. Shop and compare. Our purchasers did and they came back to buy at District Crossing. Unbeatable prices and quality. Below is an example of just how easy and affordable it can be to buy a new home and move in this year.

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NS scouts celebrate 100 years GREG HOEKSTRA S TA F F R E P O RT E R

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fter 100 years of being prepared for whatever comes its way, the North Shore’s scouting movement has a lot to celebrate, says area commissioner Eleanor Oakley. In the past century, scores of North and West Vancouver youths have passed through the ranks of Beavers, Cubs, Venturers and Rovers. And likely all of them, says Oakley, have picked up skills that will help throughout the rest of their lives. “It’s is a wonderful program,” she says. “It gives kids a lot of personal reward, and it gives them a chance to learn important values.” Oakley first got involved 22 years ago, when one of her sons started in Beaver Scouts. From the very start, she says, she knew the program was a cause she could get behind. “As a leader, it’s amazing to see their personal growth, to see them develop a confident nature, a sense of camaraderie, and leadership skills,” she says. “When you see that progression, you know you’ve made a difference.” Oakley says some of her proudest moments are watching former Scouts go on to graduate from high school and post-secondary institutions and begin their careers. Many of them, she adds, eventually give back to the program that played such an influential role in their adolescence. This Saturday, June 11, Scouts Canada is hosting a full day of celebrations at North Vancouver’s Cates Park to mark the 100-year milestone on the North Shore. The party will give past and former Scouts alike a chance to spend time together and share thoughts about the program. To date, nearly 600 people have registered. The event is open to the public. The day-long event promises to have a carnival-like atmosphere, with 18 stations of fun to choose from — including pulling chuck wagons,

launching bottle rockets, relay races, knot challenges, and an obstacle course. There will be a memorabilia area where former members can share memories from years gone by, and a badge trading area, where people can view badges from all over the world. A group of Saudi Scouts will also be present to share stories about their dress, dance and customs. The event kicks off with a ceremony at 10 a.m. At 3 p.m., the party will wind down with campfire songs, skits and cheers. At 3:30 p.m., Chief Commissioner of Scouting Steve Kent from Ottawa and North Vancouver District Mayor Richard Walton will cut the anniversary cake. Looking forward, Oakley says the Scouting program is evolving with the inclusion of newer technologies and tools, such as GPS units and social networking sites. Much of those changes, she says, will be youth-driven. “They’ll keep us up to date on technology that’s around,” she says. “We want to make the kids more of a part of the decision-making process.” Keeping relevant, she adds, is important in today’s age. For the past 15 years, Scouting has seen a drop in enrollment, but it’s now starting to rebound as kids rediscover their love of the outdoors. “In some ways I think Scouting is more important now than ever before,” Oakley says. “The more kids insulate themselves with technology, the more they become loners. They need faceto-face interaction, they need personal development. It’s great to see kids get involved and get excited.” For more info on the North Shore Scouting program visit www.northshorescouts.ca. To register for this weekend’s celebration in Cates Park email joyfai@telus.net. ghoekstra@northshoreoutlook.com twitter.com/greghoekstra

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VOTED BEST DANCE STUDIO ON THE NORTH SHORE

Thursday, June 9, 2011 23 COLLINGWOOD C O SCHOOL Preparing P repa young people to thrive in meaningful lives

School doesn’t last forever . . . a Collingwood education does! For more information or to apply visit www.collingwood.org/admissions

Summearmps C Riding Mondays thru Fridays 9am- Noon or 1pm-4pm Ages 8 to Adult $385 per week

North Shore Equestrian Centre 1301 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver 604-988-5131 • www.WeCreateRiders.com

What we play is life. Come play.

Aug 8-12 Half Day Camp for “Once upon Girls and Boys 3-6yrs a time.” 9-1pm

Camp involves crafts and creative movement based on various fairytales

Aug 15-19 Junior Summer Sampler

Lessons in piano, voice, guitar, flute, clarinet, saxophone & sound recording.

Girls and Boys 6-12 years 10-3pm

An excellent opportunity to try various styles of dance

Aug 22-26 Senior Summer School 9-3pm

All ages welcome!

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Jump into to our Summer Camps!

“YOUR CHILD’S CARE IS OUR FOCUS”

Camps include structured gymnastics using the trampoline, foam pit, air track and bouncy castle; plus crafts and social time.

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Ages: 4-6, 7-9, and 10+ Cost: $200 per child/per week Camps start week of July 4 and run through Aug. 26 (no classes Aug 1)

DR. ANITA GARTNER

Register on-line May 15 www.flickagymclub.com

Certified Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry

123 East 23rd Street | North Vancouver | 604.985.7918 (in the Harry Jerome Recreational Centre) More info and on-line registration www.flickagymclub.com

604.910.5241

쐍 Building relationships with families 쐍 Promoting good oral health and well being 쐍 Providing quality preventative and restorative services 쐍 Creating a caring environment and a positive experience

219 – 179 DAVIE STREET, VANCOUVER

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604-569-3669

www.tot2teendental.com

BC GIRL GUIDES

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1-800-565-8111

www.girlguides.ca Guiding is the place for to day’s girls. We offer a wide variety of age-appropriate program activities and challenges relevant to the needs and interests of today’s busy girls and young women. Girls can join anytime during the year. Sparks: 5-6 years Brownies: 7-8 years Guides: 9-11 years Pathfinders: 12-14 years Rangers: 15-17+ years

PRO ARTE

604-984-2783

#3-1225 E Keith Rd, North Van office@proarte.ca Pro Arte offers a wide range of Dance and Theatre Arts to all ages both for serious students and for those who just want to experience the beauty and energy of dance.

SIMMONS & BIRK COUNSELLING SERVICES Suite 206C - 1571 Bellevue Ave, West Van 604-240-0592 604-202-2758 info@simmonsandbirk.ca www.simmonsandbirk.ca We provide a range of counselling services that encourage growth for individuals, couples, children and families.


WV Real Estate Weekly June 9, 2011