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Powell Street Festival Society and Blim present Fun Fair

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A delightful weekend of hands-on art workshops await children who register for Fun Fair (July 14 and 15), an innovative workshop series presented by the Powell Street Festival Society and Blim. Fun Fair is the Powell Street Festival’s first-ever two-day children’s workshop series, and it offers children and youth an opportunity to learn new techniques and skills from practicing artists. The event features local Japanese Canadian and Asian Canadian artists teaching kids how to: • Make a stop-motion video (12 - 2pm, July 14) • Create their own plush toy (3 - 5pm, July 14) • Take great action shots with their digital cameras (12 - 5pm, July 15) • Design their own imaginative tote bags and pillow cases (3 - 5pm, July 15); • Embrace their inner fashion designer in a T-shirt-printing class (12 - 2pm on July 14 and 3 - 5pm on July 15) • Make original buttons (3 - 5pm on July 14) • Hand-screen their own cards using gocco screens and oil-based inks (12 - 2pm on July 15).

Cold War heats up with Burlesque Assassins Award-winning Canadian independent feature film The Burlesque Assassins will have its world premiere in Vancouver July 18 at the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway). Set in the 1950s, this tale of Cold War espionage and intrigue follows sexy super-spies as they seduce their way closer to a group of villains bent on global domination. The premiere will include the full red carpet experience with many of the film’s cast and crew, the movie screening, as well as a live burlesque performance from the top burlesque performers in Vancouver, such as Melody Mangler, April O’Peel and Lola Frost. The red carpet photo reception takes place (weather permitting) at 7:30pm with the film and live show between 8:15 and 10:30pm. Tickets are available through Eventbrite.

Artists include Kaori Kasai (animation), Yuriko Iga (mixed media), Gaile Addison (mixed media), Yukiko Onley (photography), Mariko Ando (print, illustration), and Makiko Yoshii (mixed-media). Full class descriptions (including required material and age ranges) are available at; the cost is $25 per class. Each class is120 minutes, takes place at Blim (115 East Pender) and pre-registration is required. To register, contact Blim (604-872-8180 or Registration ends at 6pm on Friday, July 13. Fun Fair is a lead-up event to the 36th annual Powell Street Festival, which will take place on August 4th and 5th at Oppenheimer Park and surrounding venues. For more information, visit PowellStreetFestival. com.

Art Wheelers guided bike tours Following a sell-out inaugural season last summer, the Art Wheelers curate a second summer of interactive, guided bike tours. Explore Vancouver’s vibrant collection of public art, along the city’s dedicated bike lanes, between Coal Harbour and Olympic Village every Wednesday evening from 6 - 8pm from June 20 to Sep. 19. Check out the scenery, sites, and artwork in new and exciting ways, while learning about the city’s Public Art program and the Vancouver Biennial. Art Wheelers rides begin at Spokes Bicycle Rentals (1798 West Georgia) where bicycles can be rented at a non-profit discounted rate. Open to cyclists of all abilities, aged twelve and up. Tours are $20 per person; registration and payment occurs online at



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Burrard Hotel manager Dani Pretto. Doug Shanks photo

Stay close to the Pride Looking for a cool hotel or après-parade cocktail lounge? WE offers up 10 recommendations

COVERSTORY By Shawn Conner


oming to town for Pride (July 30 to Aug. 5), but don’t have a hotel yet? Or perhaps you already live in Vancouver and want to treat yourself to a staycation close to the action? In either case, WE has selected five hotels (and a few hotel lounges — see sidebar) that might make your stay more enjoyable. They range from the historic to the hip to the happening, and cover a few price points as well. We’ve dug up some Pride Packages and noted the pet-friendly among our selections. There are also a few hotels not mentioned below which are also official Pride partners, including Sandman Inn, Quality Inn and Holiday Inn.

The Burrard

The Sylvia Hotel (1154 Gilford St.) With the Sylvia, it’s not luxury you’re paying for by the night, but history. The grand old dame of Vancouver hotels, the Stanley Park landmark has hosted Errol Flynn and Howard Hughes, opened the city’s first cocktail bar and has even been commemorated in song by one of the city’s most gifted tunesmiths (for his ‘90s pop band Zumpano, the New Pornographers’ Carl Newman wrote a titular ode to the 1912-built hotel). The ivy-draped eight-storey building is also pet-friendly (fun fact: a stray cat named Mr. Got-toGo made his home at the hotel and inspired two children’s books). Frommer’s Review describes room layouts as “quirky” and recommends the units on higher floors facing English Bay. (Rates from $139)

Like the Sylvia, the Opus is also known. for famous guests, though most (if not all) are still breathing. REM gave a shout-out to the hotel and staff at the band’s 2003 Thunderbird Stadium show; Entourage’s Adrian Grenier was recently spotted in the hotel’s elevator. With names like those, it’s no wonder the Davie Street hotel has a reputation as a latenight hot-spot. The pet-friendly Opus also has complimentary mountain bikes, a fitness centre and five virtual lifestyle concierges to help with your daily (and nightly) activities selection (for “fun”, lifestyle concierge Billy, whose profile describes him as “enlightened rockstar”, recommends Wreck Beach). For Pride, the Opus offers a package that includes complimentary wireless, valet parking and continental breakfast, a welcome beverage and 20 per cent off at the bar and restaurant. (Rates from $319)

The Loden Hotel (1177 Melville St.)

More than just applying a fresh coat of paint, The Burrard has had a complete makeover from its days as he Burrard Motor Inn. Now, the classic three-level inn has a hip, retro L.A. vibe complete with a West Hollywood-style (palm trees!) patio/courtyard. Rooms offer wireless Internet, iPod dock and HD flat-screen TVs. The Burrard doesn’t have a gym, but it supplies guests with passes to the downtown Steve Nash Fitness Centre and free bikes. An official Partner with Pride, the Burrard will host meet-and-greets on the patio during the parade weekend. (Rooms start at $149)

If it’s good enough for the Real Housewives of Vancouver, it’s good enough for us! The unofficial hotel of the reality TV series (the RHOV PR machine hosted a press day in the penthouse suite prior to launch of the show), the Loden is a Coal Harbour-hugging boutique establishment with floor-to-ceiling windows, deepsoaking tubs in marble bathrooms and many more luxuries that will please the demanding traveler. For fitness buffs, the Loden offers a fully-equipped fitness studio and spa, as well

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Rosewood Hotel Georgia (801 W. Georgia St.) More famous folks (Elvis Presley, Nat King Cole and Katharine Hepburn, along with British royalty) have stayed at the historic hotel, built in 1927. It has since been renovated — it reopened last year — and now boasts a spa, a patio lounge and Chef David Hawksworth, who oversees

Opus Hotel (322 Davie St)

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as what its website calls “a dedicated yoga channel.” And, after doing the downward dog, you can zip down to the Tableau Bar Bistro for a nice little reward. Nor is it just yogis and filthy rich Real Housewives the hotel caters to – the establishment also welcomes Vancouver Pride visitors with its Friends of Dorothy package, which includes a complimentary in-room Red Bull and vodka, rainbow beads and suntan lotion. (Rates from $319)


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Désirée LaCas lives in a home designed by Arthur Erickson that will be part of this weekend’s Modern Home tour in West Vancouver. Rob Newell photos

Loden Hotel the kitchen at Hawksworth Restaurant. As if all that isn’t enough, the luxury boutique hotel also features a saltwater lap pool and fitness centre. The Rosewood doesn’t have a Pride package as such, but offers specials such as “A Girl’s Night Out” (cocktails at the hotel’s patio lounge, shared dessert plate, spa sessions) and A Spa Escape for Two. (Rates from — if we’re reading this right — $395).

For those who prefer to lounge around Reflections

Uva Wine Bar (Moda Hotel, 900 Seymour)

Bacchus Piano Lounge (Wedgewood Hotel, 845 Hornby)

Lobby Lounge and Terrace (Fairmont Pacific Rim, 1038 Canada Place) Cozy yet very James Bond – you can easily imagine a scene in a 007 movie taking place here - the Pacific Rim’s lobby lounge offers bar snacks, a fireplace, and live entertainment. Drink: the Sniper (rum, chartreuse, apricot).

Reflections (Rosewood Hotel Georgia, 801 W. Georgia St)

Cabanas, a blazing fire pit, and local cuisine along with cocktails give this scenic (and seasonal) roof-top bar its fizz. Drink: the Hotel Georgia (gin, egg white, nutmeg and orange blossom water).

Xi Shi Lounge (Shangri-La Hotel, 1128 W. Georgia St) One of Vancouver’s ritziest hotels brings an Asian twist – including servers in Mandarin gowns - to the classic hotel bar. Live music in the evenings and the possibility of rubbing with the stars (U2 and Tom Cruise have both stayed at the Shangri-La) give the Xi Shi a leg up on the competition. Drink: the Iron Lotus (vodka, elderflower, ginger and sparkling wine)

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West Coast Modern home tour takes place this weekend in West Vancouver By Todd Coyne


Uva doesn’t just offer wine, it also mixes some of downtown’s tastiest original cocktails. Drink: the Highline, head bartender Evelyn Chick’s variation on a Manhattan.

One of the classiest watering holes in town, Bacchus is decidedly old-school in its decor - leather wingback chairs, dark wood, red velvet banquettes – and old money in its atmosphere. Drink: Scotch. Or a Martini.

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nhabiting art can be a big responsibility. For residents of Montiverdi Estates — a lofty granite enclave high on the western shoulder of West Vancouver — it’s a life’s work. Much like Montreal’s Habitat 67, Montiverdi is a concept community built on a singular architectural vision of modernism meets best practices. And today, the owners of the 18 estates of Montiverdi widely consider themselves, and each other, the keepers of a legacy and the custodians of the largest living museum of works by the late renowned architect, Arthur Erickson. A “living” museum, not only for the bustle of the cul-de-sac’s forty-odd residents, but because of the “nature” of Erickson’s designs; sheer walls of overgrown granite meeting spans of sheet glass, flying buttresses making rest-stops for flying birds. “The thing I really love about this house is it feels like a tree house,” says Désirée LaCas who, with husband Brian LaCas, lives in the neighbourhood’s original show home, built in 1981. In fact, from a quick street-level survey of the neighbourhood, it’s not unusual to see mature red cedar trees punching through the floors of patios and garages, narrowly missing late-model luxury vehicles, and rising high through ceilings and into the canopy above. Not unusual, but not conspicuous either, as Erickson’s trademark inside-out aesthetic nowhere marries his interiors and exteriors so seamlessly as within these woods and rock outcroppings. That aesthetic is today celebrated as a staple of Erickson’s work, and that of his contemporaries like Ned Pratt and Ron Thom as well, who have since gained prominence collectively as pioneers of West Coast Modernism. “It’s like belonging to an auto club or an art collectors club,” Brian LaCas says of living in Erickson’s Montiverdi Estates. “Everyone who lives here is a collector and has such an appreciation of Erickson’s vision.” And now that club will open to the public — if only for a day. And only for those lucky enough to have already snapped up a ticket. This Saturday, the owners of six significant West Coast Modern homes on the North Shore will open their doors to the architecturally inclined as part of the West Vancouver Museum’s West Coast Modern home tour. A recently renovated 1951 Ned Pratt house, a 1958 North Vancouver Ron Thom, an eclectic remodeled 1958 Edward Poskitt residence, a “floating” 1967 Barclay MacLeod and two of Erickson’s Montiverdi Estates make up the halfdozen homes on the tour.

“West Coast Modernism is a way of living,” says tour coordinator and West Van Museum assistant curator Kiriko Watanabe. “It’s how you live close to nature and the connection between interior and exterior is just so subtle that you don’t even realize when you’re in the house, you’re so surrounded by nature.” One of the tour’s finest examples of that kind of transparent interior space is just across from the LaCas’s home in Montiverdi, at the cliffside abode of Chip Mitchell. From the steep, fern-covered granite rock face of his backyard, Mitchell enjoys an almost unobstructed panoramic view of Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast — straight through the glassy heart of his home. “The house has a very West Coast First Nations sense of spiritual BC,” Mitchell says, looking out over the Strait of Georgia from his lovingly restored kitchen. “You see some of the Tudor and Mediterranean style homes around here and they just don’t quite fit. These houses though, you just feel they were built to be right here in the rainforest.” For more information the tour, visit

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Sacred relics of the Buddha come to Vancouver By Emma O’Dea


or more than a decade, the Maitreya Project has been touring the world, showcasing the mysterious relics of past Buddha spiritual leaders. And this week, the project will finally reach Vancouver soil. Everyone, regardless of religious beliefs, is invited to the Unity of Vancouver Centre to experience it as a celebration of love and kindness. Dana Lissy, the Vancouver tour manager, recently spoke to WE about the show.

Can you give us a brief description of the relics? The relics are found in the ashes of the Bud-

dha leaders after they are cremated. They look like small stones or pearls, but are not stones at all. Rather they are “living objects” that create “harmony in the heart” to anyone that views them. Everyone who visits the relics will have a different reaction, but typically people experience a very deep peace of mind. We have seen very interesting and positive reactions, particularly with children and animals.

Is there an ultimate goal of the tour, besides sharing these relics with the world? Eventually the relics will be placed inside the 150-foot statue of the Maitreya Buddha in Kushinagar, India, the birthplace of Buddha. Along with the statue there will be facilities for medicine, education, etc.

To those who may be apprehensive about visiting the show, what would you say to them?

How long has this tour been going on? The tour has been running for 11 years, and has been seen by over 1.5 million people in 67 countries.

How did the project initially start? It was the wish of one of the Tibetan Lama’s,

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, to share the collection of over 1,000 Buddhist relics with the world, to spread the message of loving-kindness.

This is a free event that is open to everybody, regardless of whether they are Buddhist or not. It is not a religious event. The energy of the relics have nothing to do with the traditions that we [Buddhists] follow. The relics hold something we all have inside us. The Maitreya Project Relic Tour will be on display, July 14 and 15 at the Unity of Vancouver Centre, 5480 Oak St. at 41st Street. For more: and

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Videomatica’s legendary film inventory now resides inside Zulu Records. Doug Shanks photo

Videomatica lives on By Shawn Conner


he old wooden Alfred Hitchcock silhouette that stood outside is gone, and so is the store. But Videomatica is alive and kicking in a corner of Zulu Records. A West 4th mainstay for nearly three decades, Videomatica catered to Kitsilano cineastes looking to rent or buy non-mainstream fare (though they carried some of that, too) before closing last summer. Now the video shop occupies a much smaller space in the CD/record store a couple of blocks west of its old location, and has switched from a rental-andsales business to strictly sales. However, without the iconic Hitch sign outside and with only a limited advertising budget, the store has had a difficult time getting word out of its continued existence, says manager B.J. Summers. “We’re still trying to let people know that we’re around and doing pretty good, even though it’s sales-only,” said Summers. Videomatica’s owners had already decided to shut down the store and sell off its collection (movies to UBC, documentaries to SFU) when Zulu Records owner Grant McDonagh offered them the chance to move in. Now, says Summers, “we have a very nice corner here. It’s probably about the same square footage as the old sales area. The carpeting and lighting are better, though.” Besides the opportunity to support a local business, Vancouver movie lovers have other reasons to stop by. As with the old store, Videomatica is about the selection of foreign, classic and cult movies. And, with big-box stores moving increasingly away from anything that’s not shiny, new and 3D, Videomatica is on its way to becoming one of the few locations outside of the Internet where people can buy (and sell or trade) non-mainstream DVDs and Blu-rays. Regulars from the old store are still coming in, and a lot of Zulu customers have started buying some of what Summers calls “the cultier stuff.” But there’s one filmmaker who appeals to a broad range of tastes and ages – and it’s not Alfred Hitchcock. “Woody Allen flies off the shelf,” says Summers. “Any age, people are scooping up Woody Allen movies.” | 1972 W. 4th | 604-734-5752.

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Smoke signals A response for "Put this in your pipe," WE, June 28. You went on about how you banished us from every pub, cafe, restaurant, private member's club and beach and ask: "are you going to harass us on the curbs of roads now?" Uh, I'm afraid so. You are smoking a toxic substance and you are imposing it on everybody us. I know it's your addiction talking in this letter — it's not you. People are fed-up with second-hand smoke. Do it in the privacy of your home, don't bring it out on the street. Use the patch or chew the gum when you are in public. Respect the public's right not to have to breathe your dirt in. We already breathe in diesel fumes and there's no reason you should be adding to it and justifying that as a reason to smoke just because there's dirt and other pollution outside — you are breathing that in too, by the way. So keep your drug problem to yourself. Anonymous, via Rantline

Good Samaritans, thank you, thank you On Canada Day I was rammed into while crossing the street at Davie and Denman by an idiot barreling down the road on a longboard. Everything happened so fast, after I was hit I got dizzy and thought I was going to pass out. After that everything seemed to be going in slow motion. You and your partner (I believe) got me a chair from Starbucks, called the ambulance and kept trying to reassure me everything was going to be okay. I was in a bit of shock and was trying to keep my sh*t together. I never got a chance to properly thank you guys

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The summer cool down OnThePLATE By Andrew Morrison


e certainly got the short end of the summer stick this year (out of the playoffs in the first round, coldest June on record, et cetera), but no matter. What’s done is done, and it’s time to get down to the business of enjoying what’s left of it. So let’s say, hypothetically, that we enjoy one day per week of fine weather for the next 10 weeks. Be prepared for each of them with the following recommendations for cooling down...

Revolver’s New “Cold Brew” | Cambie’s popular Revolver Coffee does a few ancillary things beyond the perfect coffee (like the occasional pop-up book sale), but the coolest among them is their brand-new line of bottled cold brew. The 250 ml medicine-style bottles are filled with one of the cafe’s better coffees and chilled for 12 hours. The result is ice cold, restorative refreshment, on the rocks or straight from the bottle, which you get to keep (they make for interesting vases). | 325 Cambie Street | 604-558-4444 | RevolverCoffee. ca Mint Julep at Boneta | One of the simplest and most refreshing drinks (and one of my all-time summer faves) is the classic Mint Julep, made in a proper steel julep cup. All it is is bourbon, sugar, mint, and crushed ice, but the combo results in uncomplicated, aromatic, sweet refreshment with a serious kick. Get yours from award-winning barman Ben de Champlain at Gastown’s Boneta. | 12 Water Street | 604-684-1844 | Soft Serve at Fat Dragon | One of the biggest and happiest surprises about Fat Dragon, the new Chinese BBQ joint on the DTES, is the kitchen’s soft serve ice cream machine. The staff have been getting inventive with flavours, but the one to really look out for is the kaffir lime. The quality and texture is superb and the taste is as exotic as it is sublime. Arguably the best soft serve cones available in the city. | 566 Powell Street | 604-558-0880 | Chocolate Malteds at Moderne Burger | About two decades ago, we somehow lost our common affection for the chocolate malted, that Rockwellian staple of the soda fountain joint and roadside diner. It made parents happy because it quieted their kids in solemn, studied dedication, and it made kids happier because it was just plain delicious. The place to find them in all their cooling glory is

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The Gazpacho at Acorn | One of the most highly anticipated restaurants of the year opened last week — Acorn on Main Street. Among their starters is a chilled soup that sings summer is one long, steady note. Chef/co-owner Brian Skinner’s glutenfree gazpacho of strawberries and heirloom tomatoes with creme fraiche and black pepper is one of the most delicious things I’ve put in my body so far in 2012. Bonus: it’s friendly to vegans, raw food wonks, and those looking for gluten-free options. | 3995 Main Street | 604-566-9001 |

Hibiscus Iced Tea at Bandidas | A good iced tea is a hard thing to find. My family has always bottled herbals from our own garden as a means to beat the heat, but we recently discovered the chilling, calming pleasures of the one made with hibiscus flowers at Bandidas Taqueria on Commercial. It’s refreshing, mildly flavoured, and so delicately sweetened that it just begs for an ounce of gin. We’ve tried making our own at home, but the original always proves superior. |2781 Commercial Drive | 604-568-8224 |

Cadeaux Sundaes | The new Cadeaux Bakery on the DTES is where we’ve been stocking up on baked treats lately. Their cinnamon buns baked with bacon wrapped inside are things of gooey, salty, sugary wonder, but they added house-made, vanilla bean ice cream sundaes to their dance card a couple of weeks ago, and they are towering investments in self indulgence that are difficult to resist. Go for either the strawberry or the caramel. Both are spectacular. | 172 Powell Street | 604-608-8889 |

Cadeaux Bakery is serving up decadent, house-made sundaes. Try the strawberry or caramel — or both. Andrew Morrison photo

Flights from Vancouver Urban Winery | The recently unveiled, 7,700-sq.-ft. Vancouver Urban Winery in Railtown not only takes many of the best Okanagan wines straight from the source and puts them on tap for local restaurants, it also offers tastings to the public in a lounge area that makes for a perfect jumping off point for diners going on food safari in nearby Gastown. Lay into the whites on a sunny, late afternoon. | 55 Dunlevy Avenue | 604-566-9463 |

Earnest Ice Cream | One of the most welcome discoveries that we’ve made so far this summer has been this passion project from Ben Ernst and Erica Bernardi. They have a selec-

tion of jars and ice cream sandwiches in the freezers at Strathcona’s Harvest Community Foods on Union Street and Woodland Commissary & Smokehouse at the foot of Commercial Drive. Be sure to also look out for their freezerequipped bike at the Kits Farmers Market every Sunday. Best flavour to date? Salted caramel! | Follow them online @earnesticecream,

Gelato from La Casa Gelato | This is our after-dinner go-to in Strathcona (as it is for thousands of East Van families). There are over 200 flavours of gelato and sorbetto to be had, and they range from the traditional to the truly bizarre. For best effect, go ahead and double down with two scoops — the bottom one a tried and true classic, like Spumoni or Rocky Road, and the top with an oddity, such as Gorgonzola or Curry. | 1033 Venables | 604-251-3211 |


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Beach eats OK, it’s finally beach weather. And now you can enjoy the sun, sand and an innovative twist on classic beach fare. Cactus Club’s new concession at English Bay features Rob Feenie-inspired take-out, including Fish Tacos (beer-battered Ocean Wise lingcod with poblano sauce and fire-roasted tomato salsa) and the Feenie Weenie (all-beef dog with grainy mustard, mayo, riesling bacon sauerkraut). There’s also the classic Beach Burger, featuring certified Angus beef, aged cheddar, alder-smoked bacon and all the fixings. Sun and yum. For complete menu:

A new menu 64 years in the making The Waldorf Hotel’s menu is going retro. The iconic hotel has launched a new “Originals” chef’s menu inspired by classic dishes that have been served up since the hotel’s inception in 1947 to today. Look for classic American cuisine with appies such

as seafood cocktail and babyback ribs and mains like steak with a blue cheese sauce and tuna steak with mahi mahi. For dessert, try banana crepes or lychee-flavoured shaved ice. The new menu also offers new riffs on classic cocktails like Mai Tais and Blue Hawaiis. Along with the new Originals dishes, patrons can also order from the already-classic Nuba menu. For more info: WaldorfHotel. com

Celebrate Bastille Day In France, the storming of the Bastille Saint-Antoine on July 14, 1789, during the French Revolution is celebrated annually with a national holiday. While you won’t get a day off, you can still celebrate this raucous French holiday without a trip to Paris. The Bistro Pastis in Kitsilano has become famous among expats and locals alike for its annual Fête de la Bastille which includes a prix fixe menu. Reservations required: 604-731-5020 or

Maestro Gelatiere Vancouver’s James Coleridge Wins World’s Largest Gelato Competition in Italy


ames Coleridge, Canadian owner of the Bella Gelateria store in Vancouver, has been awarded both the public choice award and the technical award at the Firenze Gelato Festival 2012. The competition brings gelato masters from around the world to battle in the art of hand-crafted gelato according to tradition. Coleridge’s creation “Noce Pecan e Sciroppo d’Acero Canadese” (Pecan and Canadian Maple Syrup) was awarded first prize by the technical panel, as the best among the 30 master gelato makers. In addition, more than 200,000 visitors attended the festival and were given the opportunity to vote for the best gelato. The people voted for Coleridge’s gelato and he was honoured with the “people’s choice award” in the competition in Florence, Italy from May 23 to 27. Coleridge, considered a Maestro Gelatiere, considers himself “a custodian of the old artisanal way of making handcrafted gelato preserving the technique from an old industrial world.” Coleridge originally learned the art at the Carpigiani

Gelato University in Anzola dell’Emilia, Italy. Bella Gelateria, located on the corner of Burrard and Cordova streets, offers 30 flavours of hand-made gelato daily. In-store flavours change according to the weather and the season ranging from white truffle with black caviar, raspberry and beet sorbetto, or the famous 85 per cent dark chocolate gelato. Bella Gelateria offers more than eight different types of chocolate gelato daily. Bella Gelateria is the first in North America to use classic gelato machinery, advocating slow process and small artisanal batches. Every in-store item is made from scratch using local and in-season ingredients. Coleridge can be seen daily preparing the day’s fresh flavours at his store at 1001 West Cordova St.

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Getting stuffed: Competitors dish on new reality TV show


n the new Vancouver-produced travel and food reality TV show Get Stuffed, four contestants face off in a series of unique competitions (bowling with frozen turkeys, for instance) and colossal eating showdowns, like the Uncle Grant’s Eating Challenge at Lucy’s Eastside Diner on Main Street. WE recently chatted with two of the show’s adventurers, Kalyn Miles and Josh Rice.

Q: What’s the weirdest thing you’ve had to do? Kalyn: Bob for pigs’ feet at the Redneck Games in East Dublin, Georgia! They were raw and sitting in hot dirty water, plus they were bloated, fleshy and so gross. The coaching was to literally bite the toenail. I’ve never been one to bite my own nails, so I definitely never thought there’d be a day when I would bite a pig’s toenails. Sliding my legs under an ostriches’ wing in Arizona was pretty odd too...very oily. Josh: We went to Washington for an event called the Skagit Muzzle Loaders Rendezvous, where a couple hundred people get together in the middle of nowhere to live like they’re still in the mid 1800s. Everyone dressed up in old fashioned clothing, slept in teepees, drank moonshine and shot guns for a full weekend. It was a far different experience from any I’ve ever had, like I’d hopped in a non-ambitious time machine!

Q: Josh - You went to Lucy’s Eastside Diner on Main Street, where Chef Erv prepared “Uncle Grant’s Eating Challenge� — six burger patties, six slices of cheese and twelve slices of bacon, topped with pulled pork and served between two grilled cheese sandwiches, with sides of mac and cheese, poutine, and a 26-ounce milkshake. Did you have to eat it? Really? Is that healthy? Josh: This is not a go-to meal for calorie counters, that’s for sure! And you almost tricked me into telling you who had to eat the punishment meal, but you will have to tune in to find out!

Q: Kalyn – What’s your most memorable meal? Kalyn: Definitely the After Burner Chicken Wings in Colo-

rado, which were made with five or six different peppers (jalapenos, green chilies, habaneros and the infamous ghost chilies). The ghost chilies were so hot that when we put them in the food processor and took the lid off, they made our eyes water and noses run and then we all started sneezing uncontrollably! The sauce itself burns your fingers when you touch it. The name is pretty fitting because the wings burn going down and burn again coming out. At the restaurant, a guy ate eight of them in under 12 minutes for $70 and when he was done, he threw up immediately. I ate one of them and almost died! I couldn’t eat anything else for at least an hour.

Q: Why do viewers like to watch other people do such crazy things? Kalyn: People love watching crazy things because I think we’re all adventurous at heart. Everyone is intrigued and curious about danger and weird situations, which is exactly what this show is. I think people love to watch crazy stuff because it’s hilarious but also because they see things that they themselves might like to try, but maybe don’t have the chance to do, or are scared... so watching it is the next best thing. It’s like watching a really hot love scene with Ryan Gosling. I’ll probably never get the chance to do one myself, so I’ll have to settle for watching him do it with someone else instead. Haha! Josh: People are fascinated with the unknown. It’s in our human nature to want to explore, go on adventures and discover. People are curious about these underworlds of unbelievable competitions and food.

Q: Is there anything you wouldn’t do for the show? Kalyn: The only thing I wouldn’t do for the show is lie down in a bed/pit/coffin etc of snakes, or be mean to someone. It gets pretty competitive and sometimes it can get a bit trash talk-ish but for me, I always want it to be genuinely fun at the same time. I never want to lose sight of that and accidentally tell someone off in the heat of the moment. I’ll never hurt or torment an animal – that’s not cool to me. Lastly, I’ll never give birth on camera. Other than that, I’ve peed in a bucket, belly flopped in the mud and did an interpretive


Get Stuffed challengers Kalyn Miles and Josh Rice. Supplied photo dance with Confederate flags, so I’ll try pretty much anything once. Josh: As long as there are crazy ass competitions, and monstrous meals to follow, I’m game for just about anything!

Country mourns death of Vancouver chef Anthony Sedlak That approachability is among the reasons friends and fans of Sedlak, one of the Food Network’s most nthony Sedlak, popular chefs, are mourncelebrated chef and ing his loss and paying driving creative force tribute on social media. behind Vancouver “RIP Anthony Sedlak. restaurant, The American My heart breaks today and Cheesesteak Co., died sudthe culinary world will not denly at the age of 29 of an be the same without you,� undiagnosed medical condiwrote food blogger Dottie tion, his family said in a stateWieclawska on Facebook. ment released Monday. His The American Cheesesbody was found in his North teak Co., which opened in Vancouver apartment Friday Vancouver in October 2011, evening. was Sedlak’s much-heralded One of Canada’s most return to his West Coast vibrant and rising culinary roots, offering a gourmet stars, Sedlak leaves a legacy of take on one of his favourite achievements and inspiration. regional dishes — the Philly “We are extremely sadCheesesteak. dened by Anthony’s passing,� He had already estabsaid Andy Eng, co-owner of lished himself as one of The American Cheesesteak Canada’s brightest culinary Co., in a statement. “He was a talents, after winning Food great chef, whose passion for Network’s Superstar Chef food was inspiring. He literChallenge in 2006, hosting ally nourished us and warmed four seasons of the series our hearts. He left an unforThe Main, and writing a gettable mark on the culinary Anthony Sedlak. Rob Newell photo best-selling cookbook. world, but most importantly, Sedlak went on to be involved in two television he was an incredible person and a great friend. series, Family Cook Off (Food Network) and MilAnthony will be deeply missed.� lion Dollar Neighbourhood (OWN), and he recently “You just let Anthony be Anthony,� said John Care-launched the menus for the Toronto Don Valley tucci, host of the Food Network’s You Gotta Eat Here, Hotel and Suites. in an interview with WE in May of this year. “He’s Sedlak’s personal motto, often appearing in notes such a great spirit. You can tell the energy when you he signed for fans, is being reflected upon for comwalk through the door. He’s passionate about food fort in his passing: but he doesn’t make you feel bad about not know“Bask in life. You are here. You are awesome.� ing everything.�

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hey say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, yet when it comes to wine — it’s the package and label that can make or break the sale. There’s an assumption in the wine world that if a label is brightly coloured and contains a cute li’l critter (rabbit, kangaroo, turtle) it’s most likely pretty simple, over-oaked, fruity, too-sweet juice that’s aimed at those not really interested in wine’s sense of place or terroir, much less its complexity or character. As the pendulum swings to conservative, image-free and textdominant labels with plenty of clean space, we tend to think it’s more ‘serious wine’ that may not be as immediately approachable, but will reward with intricate charm and a fine balance of acid, sugar, alcohol and overall structure. Rules to abide by? Absolutely not. Common assumptions that most of us adhere to? Probably. In saying this, the first thing that gets discussed whenever I present, or simply mention a Moon Curser wine to anyone, are their labels. While the Osoyoos winery has only been active since 2006, they’d started out as Twisted Tree, a fairly generic name with ultra-plain label harbouring an image of a gnarled tree that doubled as the ‘T’ in their winery’s name. Frankly, it looked like what you’d print at home for wine-kit plonk. While their wine is quite good (we’ll get there) the labels weren’t conveying much, so owners Beata and Chris Tolley felt it was time to switch things up. They brought in Bernie Hadley-Beauregard for a re-brand, noting his success around the Okanagan with everyone from Blasted Church to Laughing Stock. Twisted Tree became Moon Curser, an homage to cross-border gold smuggling under night skies in the late 1800s. Brightly coloured? Well, gold is pretty bright and shiny. Critters? Yup, there are silhouettes of an owl, a wolf and more. While many are willing to give these wines a go based on their fun package, too often I’ve known colleagues to be dismissive of them (without even given them a whirl) for the same reason. So this week I’m wholeheartedly endorsing Moon Curser wines, imploring those who may scoff at the pizazz to throw me a bone. Their Osoyoos desert property lends itself well to character-driven, multi-layered wines and (more

importantly) Chris Tolley has a very capable hand in the winery. While I don’t adore absolutely everything they put out (I’d love to see much less oak on the 2010 Malbec, $29) — their classic varietals generally show strong, as do the quirkier ones they tend like the 2010 Tempranillo (plummy and gorgeous, $29) and their particularly kick-ass dark chocolate and espresso-laden 2010 ‘Dead of Night’ Tannat-Syrah blend ($38.) My two favourites:

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ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19): During an author tour a few years ago, I was a guest on San Francisco radio station KFOG. For a while, the host interviewed me about my book and astrology column. Then we moved into a less formal mode, bantering about psychic powers, lucid dreams, and reincarnation. Out of nowhere, the host asked me, "So who was I in my past life?" Although I'm not in the habit of reading people's previous incarnations, I suddenly and inexplicably had the sense that I knew exactly who he had been: Savonarola, a controversial 15th-century Italian friar. I suspect you may soon have comparable experiences, Aries. Don't be surprised if you are able to glean new revelations about the past and come to fresh insights about how history has unfolded. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20): Tease and tempt and tantalize, Taurus. Be pithy and catchy and provocative. Don't go on too long. Leave 'em hanging for more. Wink for dramatic effect. Perfect your most enigmatic smile. Drop hints and cherish riddles. Believe in the power of telepathy. Add a new twist or two to your body language. Be sexy in the subtlest ways you can imagine. Pose questions that no one has been brave or smart enough to ask. Hang out in thresholds, crossroads, and any other place where the action is entertaining. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20): American political leaders who have never been soldiers tend to be more gung-ho about sending U.S. fighting forces into action than leaders who have actually served in the military. So said former Marine captain Matt Pottinger in I recommend that you avoid and prevent comparable situations in your own life during the coming weeks, Gemini. Don't put yourself under the influence of decision-makers who have no direct experience of the issues that are important to you. The same standard should apply to you, too. Be humble about pressing forward if you're armed with no more than a theoretical understanding of things. As much as possible, make your choices and wield your clout based on what you know firsthand. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22): Let's hypothesize that there are two different kinds of freedom possible for you to pursue. One is simplistic and sterile, while the other is colorful and fertile. The first is characterized by absence or emptiness, and the second is full of rich information and stimulating experiences. Is there any doubt about which is preferable? I know that the simplistic, sterile freedom might be easier and faster to attain. But its value would be limited and short-lived, I'm afraid. In the long run, the tougher liberation will be more rewarding. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22): Some people believe that a giant sea serpent lives in a Scottish lake. They call it the Loch Ness Monster, or Nessie for short. The evidence is anecdotal and skimpy. If the creature actually lurks in the murky depths, it has never hurt any human being, so it can't be considered dangerous. On the other hand, Nessie has long been a boon to tourism in the area. The natives are happy that the tales of its existence are so lively. I'd like to propose using the Loch Ness monster as a template for how to deal with one of your scary delusions. Use your rational mind to exorcise any anxiety you might still be harboring, and figure out a way to take advantage of the legendary story you created about it. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22): "The soul should always stand ajar," said 19th century poet Emily Dickinson in one of her poems, "That if the heaven inquire, He will not be obliged to wait, Or shy of troubling her." Modern translation: You should keep your deep psyche in a constant state of readiness for the possible influx of divine inspiration or unexpected blessings. That way, you're likely to recognize the call when it comes and respond with the alacrity necessary to get the full benefit of

its offerings. This is always a sound principle to live by. But it will be an especially valuable strategy in the coming weeks. Right now, imagine what it feels like when your soul is properly ajar. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22): Some people wonder if I'm more like a cheerleader than an objective reporter. They think that maybe I minimize the pain and exaggerate the gains that lie ahead. I understand why they might pose that question. Because all of us are constantly besieged with a disproportionate glut of discouraging news, I see it as my duty to provide a counterbalance. My optimism is medicine to protect you from the distortions that the conventional wisdom propagates. Having said that, I'd like you to know that I'm not counterbalancing at all when I give you this news: You're close to grabbing a strategic advantage over a frustration that has hindered you for a long time. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21): "Life always gives us exactly the teacher we need at every moment," said Zen teacher Charlotte Joko Beck. "This includes every mosquito, every misfortune, every red light, every traffic jam, every obnoxious supervisor (or employee), every illness, every loss, every moment of joy or depression, every addiction, every piece of garbage, every breath." While I appreciate Beck's advice, I'm perplexed why she put such a heavy emphasis on lessons that arise from difficult events. In the weeks ahead, you'll be proof that this is shortsighted. Your teachers are likely to be expansive, benevolent, and generous. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21): A lathe is a machine that grips a chunk of metal or wood or clay and rotates it so that someone wielding a tool can form the chunk into a desired shape. From a metaphorical point of view, I visualize you as being held by a cosmic lathe right now. God or fate or whatever you'd prefer to call it is chiseling away the non-essential stuff so as to sculpt a more beautiful and useful version of you. Although the process may be somewhat painful, I think you'll be happy with the result. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19): I'm hoping you will take maximum advantage of the big opportunity that's ahead for you, Capricorn: an enhancement of your senses. That's right. For the foreseeable future, you not only have the potential to experience extra vivid and memorable perceptions. You could also wangle an upgrade in the acuity and profundity of your senses, so that your sight, smell, taste, hearing, and touch will forevermore gather in richer data. For best results, set aside what you believe about the world, and just drink in the pure impressions. In other words, focus less on the thoughts rumbling around inside your mind and simply notice what's going on around you. For extra credit: Cultivate an empathetic curiosity with everything you'd like to perceive better. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18): What kind of week will it be for you? It will be like you're chewing gum while walking down a city street and then suddenly you sneeze, catapulting the gooey mess from your mouth onto the sidewalk in such a way that it gets stuck to the bottom of your shoe, which causes you to trip and fall, allowing you to find a $100 bill that is just lying there unclaimed and that you would have never seen had you not experienced your little fit of "bad luck." Be ready to cash in on unforeseen twists of fate, Aquarius. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20): Having served as executive vice-president of the Hedonistic Anarchists Think Tank, I may not seem like the most believable advocate of the virtues of careful preparation, rigorous organization, and steely resolve. But if I have learned anything from consorting with hedonistic anarchists, it's that there's not necessarily a clash between thrill-seeking and self-discipline. The two can even be synergistic. I think that's especially true for you right now, Pisces. The quality and intensity of your playtime activities will thrive in direct proportion to your self-command. Homework: Even if you don't send it, write a letter to the person you admire most. Share it with me at



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I’m a gagger and it’s a real trauma for me to have any dental work done. My other dentist used to try to sedate me too, but sometimes it didn’t work that well. This is really different. The team at Willow Dental follow a system that made sure that I was relaxed and slept throughout the whole session. I have a cleaning done, a crown and a filling on my back molar in a few hours and never felt a thing. I have to admit I had my doubts but not anymore. - C. Desjardins

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By Jenn Chic s the globe of smoke was placed on the table, the excitement for “tea” at the Fairmont Waterfront was for good reason. “This is my favourite dish,” Chef Mark Wadsworth said, smiling. “All the ingredients are from right here in B.C. and it’s our honey is what pulls it all together.” Chef Wadsworth lifted the small cone-shaped dish of Moonstruck’s Beddis blue cheese from Salt Spring Island with roasted wild mushrooms roasted in honey and the cedar smoke gently curled out of the bowl, bringing the forest to the table. Together the components were a perfect balance of tangy, woodsy, smoky and of course, sweet. Their honey isn’t just local, though — it’s harvested from the hives on the third floor of the hotel. Five hives in total sit amongst herb and flower gardens just out of sight of the roof-top pool deck. Chef Wadsworth comes from a long line of beekeepers and, when he was hired as chef just a couple years ago at the Pacific Rim, his new employers were more than excited about his pedigree. The Pacific Rim has had roof-top bees since 2008. Every spring, the hives are brought from their winter home at The Honey Bee Centre in Burnaby. Chef Wadsworth and his staff are happy to don their white jumpsuits and mesh helmets to care for the bees and lead tours for hotel guest interested in the hotel’s culinary gardens and honey program. “The honey isn’t just for the kitchen, it’s also about education. Most of the food we eat is on our plates because a bee has pollinated a plant. We want to support the bees because their population is so fragile with Colony Collapse Disorder and bee mites threatening their existence around the world — and without them we wouldn’t have much of the food we eat.” As the tourists swarm around the waterfront, little do they know that thousands of bees are buzzing around above their heads, making the trip back and forth from Stanley Park’s extensive gardens to create over 600 pounds of honey for the Pacific Rim guests throughout the year. At the beginning of June, Chef Wadsworth and Executive Chef Dana Hauser unveiled their latest showcase of their signature honey — Hive Tea. While Fairmont Hotel Vancouver around the corner presents a traditional High Tea every afternoon, the funkier, younger little sister in the Fairmont family, the Pacific Rim, has a menu of seasonal honey-centered treats: Lemon-thyme honey cake pops, honey butter and West coast bannock, honey drizzled almond cake, honey panna cotta with rhubarb sorbet, and a honey basil Collins cocktail. Throughout the summer the rhubarb may be replaced by berries but the honey will always be the star.

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Shifeon Beauty knows what you’re looking for By Kelsey Klassen


f you’re looking for that rare, discontinued or unusual beauty product, chances are you’ll find it on the shelves of Shifeon. The independent, family-owned beauty retailer focuses on sourcing everything their customers desire, from perfumes that were taken off other shelves years ago, to exquisite handmade Japanese, Korean, Malaysian and Singaporean accessories. So it must have been a relief to their customers that, despite being in the boxes stage of their third relocation on Robson, the doors were still open. In fact, the steady stream of familiar faces that stopped by to see the new store were also picking up items such as BB cream, eye lid tape, false eyelashes and adhesive nail art, seemingly unaware that the store hadn’t officially opened yet. One of the two spa rooms was already occupied with a facial treatment, with the paint barely dry. It’s business as usual for Fiona Fong and her mother Shirley as well. The marketing manager and store owner have worked together for eleven years now, and have the international art of beauty perfectly displayed on the custombuilt shelves, designer drawers and glamourous lighting in their newly renovated space. The look and feel of the bigger, more visible location at 1291 Robson was a $400,000 investment, but it shows in the details. Every item in the store is there for a reason, handpicked by one of the family members to meet the needs of their clients. Shirley has been in the beauty industry for 40 years, having developed her business acumen in Hong Kong before moving to Canada and opening Shifeon (short for Shirley and Fiona) 17 years ago. “When they first came here they knew no English and had only an elementary education,” recalls Fiona. “Within three months, they started the business and, in the beginning, a lot of the [skin care] lines, a lot of the vendors were

Fiona Fong and her mother, Shifeon founder, Shirley. saying ‘Let’s see how long Shifeon can survive.’ Everybody looked down on us. It’s been 17 years and we’re growing, so we’re quite proud and happy about that.” Despite the array of fascinating and exotic products, Shifeon’s true specialty lies in skin care. They stock 25 complete lines — some of the world’s best professional and pharmaceutical skin care brands such as Dermalogica, Obagi, La Colline and Guinot — and the staff provide one-on-one skin care analysis. “I see that a lot of spas and salons cherry pick each individual project. We try to carry even the really hard to sell products, so when a customer walks in we are able to provide them with something that they are looking for. Even the men.” Shifeon has two locations in Vancouver, the Robson Street mainstay and another at Oakridge Centre. The official grand opening of the new Robson Street store takes place on July 14, with in-store promotions and special offers planned.


By Kelsey Klassen

Granville Island glass blowing and pottery exhibit Circle Craft Co-operative presents “Samphire Fusion” by Circle Craft members Adele Samphire and Lisa Samphire, in their gallery (1 - 1666 Johnston, Net Loft Granville Island). Samphire came into use in the 16th century to describe a seashore succulent plant growing in England. The ashes of Samphire yield soda ash, which is an important ingredient for glassmaking and in glazing pottery. “Samphire Fusion” is the culmination of works by mother and daughter, Adele (potter) and Lisa (glass blower). “We are both influenced by patterns found in nature, fabric design, wall paper, and Middle Eastern carpet and calligraphy,” they share. Adele received her formal art training at Leeds College of Art and Birmingham College of Art between 1959 and 1964. During the last two years at Leeds, she studied Dress and Textile Design, a major influence in her work. Lisa began her glass blowing career in 1985. Since that time she has produced a diverse body of work, which includes private and public sculptural and functional pieces. In 2008, Lisa had four pieces acquisitioned by the Canadian government for its visual arts collection. And in 2009, she had two works selected to represent Canada at the Cheongju International Craft Biennale in South Korea. Lisa’s formal training includes apprenticing in glass

Renowned silhouette artist makes first appearance in Canada

The new Robson Street location of Shifeon wasn’t even officially open last weekend and customers were already streaming in. Kelsey Klassen photo


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Master silhouette artist Karl Johnson will be making his first personal appearance in Canada at Vancouver’s Hip Baby, one of the country’s leading modern kids stores. The renowned third generation silhouette artist has been praised in international publications such as Martha Stewart Weddings, Oprah, In Style and People Magazine, and has attracted the attention of celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez, Katie Holmes and Reese Witherspoon. You can also see Karl’s work on several TV shows and movies including Black Swan, starring Natalie Portman. “Johnson’s work is truly stunning, not only to see the finished form, but to watch as he creates each silhouette,” explains Michael Ziff, partner at Hip Baby. “Each silhouette is entirely freehand. Johnson uses only black paper and surgi-

with David New-Small at New-Small and Sterling Studio Glass between 1985 and 1995. She graduated from the University of Victoria with a BFA in 1990. The exhibit runs daily from July 6 - 31, 10am - 7 pm.

cal scissors to create these incredible works of art.” The one-day only event will allow families the rare opportunity to watch the creation of an exquisite silhouette of their child or children, with each taking approximately five minutes to create. Appointments for the July 20 event can be made by calling Hip Baby (2110 W. 4th) at 604736-8020; the cost is $26 per portrait and portrait times are from 10am to 6pm. From newborn to six, Hip Baby carries everything from sustainable, organic toys and clothing to ecofriendly essentials for meal and bath time, including one of the biggest selections of cloth diapers in Canada. Hip Baby will donate 10 per cent of event sales to Playground Builders, a non-profit that builds playgrounds for children in war torn areas. Got ShopTalk? Email


Boundless imagination stirs Beasts BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD Starring Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry Directed by Benh Zeitlin


ven with the glut of CGI-laden blockbusters littering multiplex screens, you won’t find a better showcase of beguiling worldbuilding, arresting visuals, and ambitious filmmaking than Benh Zeitlin’s first feature. The rare film to legitimately warrant the descriptor “spellbinding,” its finest moments remind us of just how transcendent the moviegoing experience should be. A heady mix of both magic and social realism, Beasts introduces us to the storybook world of “The Bathtub” through Hushpuppy (the extraordinary Quvenzhané Wallis), a six-yearold resident of the down-at-the-heels Louisiana island community. Left unsupervised by her ailing father Wink (Dwight Henry), Hushpuppy carouses in her trailer-turned-treehouse, tends to her menagerie of animals, and mixes with other misfits. When a Katrina-like hurricane devastates The Bathtub and Wink’s health worsens, Hushpuppy embarks on a heroic quest that ultimately leads her to the threshold of adulthood. Feeling somewhat like an apocalyptic take on Mark Twain, the combination of domestic drama and natural catastrophe also make this a worthy companion piece to last year’s Take Shelter. However, whereas Jeff Nichols’ film took its tonal cues from its central character’s crippling paranoia, this uniquely American fable is driven by its protagonist’s boundless imagination. Zeitlin and co-writer Lucy Alibar not only keenly recall how every new childhood experience is an adventure but also how kids often construct elaborate stories to help them cope with harsh realities. Given her monumental hardships, Hushpuppy must spin a narrative of epic proportions. Meanwhile, we have the good fortune of glimpsing the world through her eyes and reacquainting ourselves with unadulterated wonder and endless possibility. It’s an opportunity not to be missed. — Curtis Woloschuk

Fourth Ice Age flick stays fresh ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT Directed by Steve Martino, Mike Thurmeier Starring Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo Although the fourth installment in the successful Ice Age franchise may come up a little short in the story department, Continental Drift offers a surprising amount of genuine laughs and some admirably imaginative action sequences. This time around, Manny, Diego and Sid are sent adrift on a floating iceberg following a continental upheaval. The gang must find a way home while contending with a host of dangerous sea creatures and a villainous ape-pirate, voiced brilliantly by Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones). The other welcome additions to the cast include Jennifer Lopez as a sultry sabre-toothed cat, who also provides the convenient romantic

sub-plot for Diego, and the always delightful Wanda Sykes as Sid’s cantankerous granny sloth. Much of the film’s shtick is familiar at times and the plot is simplistic, yet this fourth outing is more memorable than 2009’s Dawn of the Dinosaurs. Visually, the movie is at times stunning with some truly impressive 3D scenes that serve to ramp up the effects well. Several set pieces, including a fearsome iceberg pirate ship, create just enough visual creativity to keep things entertaining. Comedic action has always played a massive role in the series and there’s no shortage of it in Continental Drift. Instead of relying on generic chases and escapes, the creators clearly put some thought into the film’s many adrenaline-fueled sequences, only adding to the charms of the film. Adults can breathe a sigh of Thor Diakow relief; the fourth Ice Age offers enough charms to keep the adventures chugging along.

Sociable Films sets out to humanize the movie-making machine By Greg Ursic


he trio behind the new Vancouver based Production Company “Sociable Films” — actors Nicholas Carella (Harper’s Island) and Ali Liebert (Bomb Girls), and director Michelle Ouellet - started with a simple notion. “We wanted the types of roles that we just weren’t getting” Liebert explained, “and we really wanted to work with our friends.” Ouellet adds “so you’ve got to try and make your own work, especially when it comes to directing.” “We started about a year ago,” Liebert notes, “[but] I’ve been away from Vancouver [doing Bomb Girls], and Michelle and Nicholas live here, so we had Skype meetings every Saturday for over a year.” They agreed that they wanted to not only make movies, but to create a humanist filmmaking process that engaged others in the industry, hence their tagline “Making movies sociably”. “We want to support other filmmakers and nurture talent, a sort of collective style of filmmaking,” Ouelett offers, “we want to put it out there if you’re doing a film and need help I’ll come out and do craft services on your film. This will help promote a sense of community; we’ll all rise and be successful if we help each other out.” After acquiring several stories everything began to fall into place; the rapid transition from vision to reality surprised even them. “We had our launch party on May 5th and “After Party” our

improvised feature [about a group of friends coming together for a wedding] came to life; it was crazy how fast it came together,” Liebert says. They also found themselves in the enviable position of not only having secured funding (“the stars just aligned”) prior to filming they’ve also inked a distribution deal with Breakthrough Entertainment, eliminating the bugbears that can often hamstring a production. So, after four weeks of pre-production madness they started filming. But as they’re learning, improvisational filmmaking is not without its own unique challenges. “We spent a lot of time meeting about these characters, so we had a framework and know what we’re shooting but we don’t exactly what’s going to come across,” Ouellet concedes. In addition to shooting multiple takes to provide a “slice of life for the characters” Ouellet came up with a unique solution to flesh out the characters “I told a couple of the actors to just take the piss out of the other actor’s to get some genuine reactions, and we did an improvised dinner where everyone came in character.” And the spirit of their vision seems to be taking hold, “Everyone working on the film [After Party] has been so positive about pitching in to help with all the work,” Liebert notes, and she positively beams when she adds that “One of my best friend’s came on [the project] and it was great to just say “I have a great role for you and if you want it, it’s yours”.

Young’s unfinished business SPELLBINDING makes for haunting journey

NEIL YOUNG JOURNEYS Directed by Jonathan Demme


or his third documentary featuring Neil Young, director Jonathan Demme rides shotgun with the Canadian music icon as he drives from Omemee – his hometown and the “town in north Ontario” from “Helpless” – to play a solo gig at Toronto’s Massey Hall. Initially, this seems like little more than a novel way of uncovering fresh anecdotes to intersperse with footage from a typically impassioned performance. However, the interview segments become increasingly poignant, building to an affecting moment when Young searches for a familiar landmark and laments, “Aw, man... It’s all gone.” In many respects, Journeys is very much a film about what’s already disappeared and what’s in the midst of fading away. “When we both have silver

hair/And a little less time...” Young sings on “Sign of Love,” one of many songs featured here from Le Noise, the 2010 album recorded after the loss of two dear friends. With classics like “Ohio” and “Hey Hey, My My” also dealing with death, it’s a decidedly sombre set list. It’s also a song cycle that Young has a tremendous emotional investment in. Make no mistake, “Down by the River” isn’t being played for the audience’s benefit. Young is tackling the track for the umpteenth time because he still has unfinished business with it. As Demme’s cameras lock on the singer-songwriter’s face, you can see him not only rekindling the initial inspiration for the song but also reevaluating what it means to him 40 years on. And while his voice may not lilt as effortlessly as it once did, a lifetime of experience has lent it a haunting resonance. — Curtis Woloschuk






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Musicians come from near (East Van) and far (Tunisia) for 35th folk fest Headliner Ani DiFranco will share the stage with folk legend Ramblin’ Jack Elliott By Shawn Conner


BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Wrecking Ball The Boss is back with his 17th studio album! Whether he’s channeling his own New Jersey heart, Southern gospel, Irish folk music, New York rap (Yes, rap) or Southern twang, Bruce is pumped up and full of anthemic energy here. There’s lots left in the tank and plenty of stories to tell on the road.

here are some things you can count on seeing every year at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival (July 13-15 at Jericho Beach Park). Women – and sometimes men – twirling hula-hoops. Interpretive dancing. Grey-haired men with ponytails. Tie-dyed T-shirts and Birkenstocks. Moms – and dads – pushing strollers. At least one Grateful Dead sticker. In recent years, the annual festival – now in its 35th year – has even made room for a beer garden, to accommodate those of us armchair revolutionaries who appreciate a libation with our songs of oppression, protest and reform. Most importantly, you can also count on a wide variety of acts. This year, headliners vary from Lucinda Williams (American roots/country/blues/ rock) to Hey Rosetta! (East Coast rock) to K’NAAN (rock/rap/World). Artists at the fest come from as near as East Vancouver (Veda Hille whom, along with the Memory Choir, will present a set of songs based around people’s memories of the festival) and as far away as Tunisia (activist/singer Emel Mathlouthi). There are sounds to discover (Malian singer/songwriter Sidi Touré, the Turkish dub of Minor Empire) and rediscover (Canadian troubadour Murray McLauchlan). Some acts will fill the stage with their bodies (the New Jersey octet River City Extension) and others will fill it with their presence (Welsh singer/songwriter Martyn Joseph).

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Besides the mainstage shows every evening, Saturday and Sunday are filled with individual sets along with that folk festival staple, the workshop. The workshop, in case you’ve never been to a folk music festival, is where artists – usually like-minded, but occasionally united by nothing more than an area code or an instrument – come together to share songs, tell stories and generally behave in a just-plain-folks manner. This year, workshop highlights include songwriter showcases such as Avant Bards (Veda Hille, Amelia Curran, Royal Wood) and Tailored to Fit (Dan Mangan, Mark Berube, Wake Owl) and an African music gathering, Scatterlings of Africa (the

Johnny Clegg Band, Wazimbo), all on Saturday. On Sunday, you can catch headliner Ani DiFranco share a stage with folk legend Ramblin’ Jack Elliott in This is What Solidarity Sounds Like. In “I-5 Meets the 99,” two Seattle bands, The Head and the Heart and the Cave Singers, will trade tunes with local acts Dan Mangan and e.s.l. Keep in mind, some of these workshops are first thing (10am) in the morning. But then, folk music fans generally subsist on a diet of granola and Happy Planet, so getting up early should be no problem. Right? For full Vancouver Folk Music Festival listings, visit the festival’s site: TheFestival.

Buddy Holly Story at the Arts Club By Shawn Conner

THiS WEEK’S TOP EiGHT 1 JON and ROY “Let it Go”

Musician Sidi Touré. Johnathan Crawford photo


achary Stevenson figures he’s performed “Peggy Sue” more times than the song’s creator. “I made a joke about it once, but then I stopped to think,” says Stevenson, on the phone from Red Deer, Alberta, where he’s playing a few Buddy Holly tribute shows. “And it’s probably true.” Buddy Holly burned brightly for a short period of time — four years. It was long enough for the Lubbock, Texas born-andraised singer/songwriter to make three records and leave a lasting impact on pop culture. But Stevenson has logged countless performances as Holly since he began

portraying the bespectacled rocker in the musical Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story six years ago. He’s almost more Buddy than Buddy. “You spend enough time in his shoes, and if you don’t feel a connection then something’s a bit off,” says Stevenson. “I’ve spent so much time thinking about how he lived, and the meaning behind some of these songs. He’s had such an impact, even though he’s from a smaller town, and he was just this kid who really had a love for music, who wrote his own songs.” Stevenson’s portrayal of the ‘50s icon has become a fixture in Vancouver’s theatre scene. The 2010 run at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage sold out, and a provincial tour the following year was also successful. This summer, the actor/ musician returns to the role in what’s been dubbed “the world’s most successful musical” — it premiered in London’s West End in 1989 and ran for 13 years; an estimated 20 million people have seen it — at the Stanley, from July 16 – Aug 26. Playing a rock ‘n’ roll star with such a limited career has given Stevenson a unique perspective on Holly the man and artist. “It’s been a very interesting musical education,” says Stevenson. “I’ve played in a few different musical combinations, and performed lots of cover

Actor Zachary Stevenson. songs, which is a good way to learn. But it’s different when you’re not just trying to play the music but also capture the intention behind it, and the energy.” Stevenson says the key is to think of the music as something happening right in that moment, without the six decades worth of associations that have grown up around “Peggy Sue”, “That’ll Be the Day”, “Rave On” and other Holly hits. “I have to think about each song as a brand new creation,” says Stevenson. “[Holly] is so excited to play this music, which is cutting edge stuff. ‘Peggy Sue’, which sounds so tame to us now, back then was the equivalent of punk rock, asskicking music.” Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story runs July 12 to August 26 at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage. There is a VocalEye live audio description on Sunday, August 5 at 2pm. Tickets $29 to $80. Go to or call 604-687-1644 for details.

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1 Happy guests noshed on creations by Chef Kirk Morrison at the Cork and Distillery Dinner, hosted by E&J Gallo Wineries at The Refinery on July 2. 2 Cordon Bleu alumni and dinner co-founders Lesley Kim and Jennifer Bentall (left to right) treated guests to a feast at the Dinner launch party, held on July 4 on the penthouse of the Woodward’s building. 3 PR gal Sophia Cheng (left) and cofounder of District Local Pearl Lam (right) at the Dinner launch party, held on July 4. 4 CBC Radio’s “Man About Town” Fred Lee (left) with AL13 western Canada sales rep Adrian Hembruch (right) on July 4 at the Dinner launch party. 5. Killjoy GM Christian Brown (left) and the Donnelly Group director of sales and marketing Wendy Derzai at the launch party on July 4. 6 Killjoy GM Christian Brown alongside Donnelly Group Operating Partner Anthony Pratt and bar and beverage director Trevor Kallies (left to right) at the launch party for the new Yaletown wine bar on July 4.








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ARMED and hilarious Comedic play delves into what makes men feel like men By Shawn Conner


or some men, it’s a car; for others, a model girlfriend or a luxury condo or high-status job. For Joe, nothing less than a cannon arm will make him feel like a man. That’s the premise for ARMED, a new comedic play from Xua Xua Productions which runs at Pacific Theatre July 17 – 21. “The idea came from one specific guy we knew who really was into cannon arms,” says Andrea Loewen. Written by Loewen and Dani Bryant, ARMED expands on a piece the two wrote last year for Walking Fish, a festival of 20-minute plays based on a theme of science and technology. “He wanted a cannon arm really badly, and he suggested for this science and technology theme, that we write a play

about a guy getting a cannon arm,” says need to modify Loewen. “So Dani and I, being two womhis body into a en, asked ourselves, why would a guy killing machine. want to modify his body to this extreme? Two other actors Well, probably if he lost everything else play multiple Left: ARMED actor Darren Boquist plays Joe, a man on a quest that made him feel like a man.” roles as Joe goes to modify his body with a cannon arm. Supplied photo. Right: Loewen is not speaking metaphorion his quest for a ARMED co-writer Andrea Loewen. Adam Schellenberg photo cally; Joe wants an arm that actually cannon arm. doubles as an ammunition-firing can“They’re all non. Nothing short of extreme body over-the-top, manly thing.” modification with the option of doing almost like cartoon characters of the “One guy is really into barbecuing, and damage on a grand scale will satisfy his people who might help or hinder him,” he has the best barbecue and he’ll make need to feel masculine. says Loewen of ARMED’s supporting the best steaks,” says Loewen, who also “On one hand it’s very literal and obvi- characters. “There are two sort-of realteaches yoga. “Another guy will be all ous,” says Loewen. “On the other hand, people characters at the beginning, who over his car — his car is his baby. It seems it speaks to those deeper needs to show probably give the most realistic response like a lot of the guys in our lives do have the world who you are, as well as this to someone who announces he’s trying this one thing, probably not consciously need to modify our bodies, and the things to do this.” but which they subconsciously cling to as we need to do to project a certain image Among her own male friends, no one’s ‘This is what makes me a man.’” to the world.” gone as far as Joe to prove their mascuStill, a cannon arm sounds pretty cool. In the play, Joe (Darren Boquist) has linity, says Loewen. But they all have “It does, doesn’t it?” says Loewen a girlfriend who doesn’t quite get his something that is what she calls “their laughing.




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CRANE OPERATORS G & K Excavation & Demolition Services Ltd. is hiring for Crane Operators $28/hr., 40 hrs/wk. Mail – 6979 Victoria Drive, Vancouver, BC V5P 3Y7. Fax 604-214-9643 Holbrook Dyson Logging Ltd Has vacancies in the following job: 1)Heavy Duty Mechanic 2)Driller/Blaster 3)Loader Operator, for Town Job. Details can be seen at Fax resume to 250287-9259


Classified Sales Representative

GROCERY MANAGER - Jasper Super A. The Grocery People Ltd. (TGP) provides goods and services to a large, independent grocery and food service industry and manages a number of Super A Food Stores. Located in scenic Jasper, Alberta, you will be responsible for all aspects of managing a grocery department including marketing, merchandising, controlling and human resources management. Applicants need five years grocery department management experience. The successful candidate must be customer service focused, show self initiative and leadership to achieve the required results. TGP offers a competitive compensation and benefit package as well as the opportunity for personal and professional development. To apply, send a resume, stating salary expectations to: Director, Human Resources, The Grocery People Ltd., 14505 Yellowhead Trail, Edmonton, AB, T5L 3C4. Fax 780-447-5781. We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Our ads are

inexpensive and they

work hard.



LANDS & RESOURCES COORDINATOR: F/T position with Kwakiutl Band Council in Port Hardy. Senior position. Email for job description: casey.larochelle@kwakiutl.bc. ca or call 250-949-6012 Deadline 07/27/12







For distribution of Gardner Denver Blowers for WestRon Blowers, Compressors, Pumps Port Coquitlam location. We supply to cement, grain, pulp & paper, mining and sewage treatment facilities through BC. • Advancement Opportunities • Benefits Program • Competitive Wages • Business Allowances Please apply with Resume: Fax: (1)403-291-6116 Visit us at:



Vera Burger Shack at 1455 West Broadway in Vancouver requires Food Counter attendant for F/T positions. Duties include making sandwiches, order taking and keep the kitchen/work area clean and sanitized. Must be available evenings and weekends. Salary $ 10.75/hr with other benefits. Minimum work will be 40 hrs/week. Please send your resume to:





MLG ENTERPRISES All Aspects Landscaping & Garden Solutions

OF Home (604)501-9290



CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET



ABBA MOVERS & DEL. Res/com 1-4 ton truck, 1 man $35/hr, 2 men from $45. Honest, bsmt clean up. 25 yrs of experience.604-506-7576



AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance

LICENSED. Local. Low cost. Home theater, Big/small jobs. Renov. & panel change expert. 604-374-0062


From 1, 3, 5, 7,10 Ton Trucks Licenced ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free estimate/Seniors discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos


263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE # 1 BACKHOE & BOBCAT services, backfilling, trucking, oil tank removal. Yard/clean-up, cement & pavement re & re. 604-341-4446.

Please visit our website & click careers or fax/e-mail your resume 604-594-9271



Optical Dispensing is a high-growth industry with good pay and job security. Train for a “Career With Vision”. START YOUR OWN BUSINESS!!

Sept. 10th, • 6-month program . . . starts starts Feb. 20th, 20122012 • Financial assistance available • Hurry . . . enrolment limited!!

BC B.C.COLLEGE COLLEGEOF OFOPTICS OPTICS #208 - 10070 King George Blvd., Surrey, BC



BECOME A PROFESSIONAL COUNSELLOR Earn Your Diploma in 1 Year $1000 Tuition Allowance for qualified on-campus applicants Online programs also available CALL TODAY for information





Drywall Taper req’d. Sal: $25/hr. F/T, 2-3yrs, exp, Pmt. Duties: Measure, fit drywall sheets for walls & ceilings. Secure sheets to metal or wooden studs. Smooth out excess compound. Fill joints, holes & cracks with joint compound. Language: English. Loc: Various locations in Lower Mainland, BC. Contact: Vassi from HDL Construction Ltd. Fax: 604-324-4353 or e-mail

PLUMBING & HEATING • Foreman • Journeyman • Apprentices

Respected local Mechanical Contractor requires Plumbing & Heating Foreman, Journeyman & Apprentices for all aspects of Commercial Institutional Mechanical work (New Construction). Previous experience an asset. Team Environment. Long Term Opportunity. Competitive Wages, & Excellent Benefits. Fax: 604.576.4739 or E-mail:


BEST RATE MOVING EXPERIENCED MOVERS WITH AFFORDABLE RATES. Starting $40/hr. LICENSED & INSURED. ✶ Local & Long Distance ✶ ✶Seniors Discount. ✶




Factory Direct Cedar Fence Panels for Sale & Installation. 8291 No. 5 Road, Richmond. 604 275-3158


MOVIN ON UP MOVERS Rates start @ $69.00 per hr. Call: 604294-MOVE-(6683)

RELIABLE And Professional local movers available 24/7 Residential & commercial Licensed & Insured. 778-773-3737

604-575-5555 toll-free 1-866-575-5777



1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555.

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

M.A. Stewart & Sons Ltd.

SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240




AWD Interior/Ext Painting. Drywall/Ceiling Repairs. Call Will for a Free Estimate. (778)709-1081

✶ Repairs & Staining ✶ Installation ✶ Free Estimates

Northstar Painting Ltd.- The Residential Specialists. BIG jobs, Small jobs - We do it all! Interior and Exterior Projects. Master Painters at Students Rates. WCB Safe, Reliable, Efficient & Quality Paint. 778.245.9069

Century Hardwood Floors 604-376-7224 www.centuryhardwoodfloors .com






For Restless or Cramping Legs. A Fast acting Remedy since 1981, sleep at night, proven for 31 years., Mon-Fri 8-4 EST 1-800-765-8660.



DROWNING IN DEBTS? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. AVOID BANKRUPTCY! Free consultation. or Toll Free 1 877-556-3500. GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420.

A-TECH Services 604-230-3539 Running this ad for 8yrs

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.


(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.

GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627

MILANO PAINTING & RENOS. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510





WEED FREE Mushroom Manure 13 yards - $180 or Well Rotted 10 yds - $200. 604-856-8877



Become a Psychiatric Nurse in your own community There is an urgent need for more Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN), particularly outside the urban areas of the province. And with the workforce aging – the average age of a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in BC is 47 years – the number of retirees from the profession is exceeding the number of graduates. Entry-level earnings start at $30.79/hour to $40.42/hour. Train Locally – The only program of its kind in BC, students can learn within their local communities via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. This 23 month program is accredited by the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC). Government student loans, Employment & Labour Market Services (ELMS), band funding & other financing options available to qualified applicants.


MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877776-1660.



Inside Sales, Quotations & Actuation Professional


Concrete, Forming, Framing & Siding. Crews available for new construction & additions Patrick 604-218-3064

INCOME TAX PROBLEMS? Have you been audited, reassessed or disallowed certain claims by Canada Revenue Agency? Call Bob Allen @ 250-542-0295 35yrs. Income Tax experience, 8.5yrs. with Revenue Canada. Email:

SLIM DOWN FOR SUMMER! Lose up to 20 lbs in just 8 weeks. Call Herbal Magic today! 1-800-8545176.




1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) 604-575-5555


Chelsea Stowers Graduate 2008


HOMEWORKERS NEEDED!!! EARN EXTRA CASH! - P/T, F/T Immediate Openings, No Experience Needed. - GET PAID DAILY!!! Easy At Home Computer Work, Instant Acceptance, FREE REGISTRATION.

An International valve and fitting company headquartered in Surrey, B.C. has an immediate opening for a qualified Inside Sales, Quotations and Actuation Professional to our growing team full-time.

Full Time Position Classified Business Centre Black Press is one of Canada’s largest independent media companies. We publish over 100 award–winning newspapers, host over 75 websites and create value for communities across British Columbia. We have a passion for growth and are courageous innovators. Black Press Classified Business Centre has a full time Classified Outbound Sales Representative position available immediately. Are you interested in: • 5 day work week ( Mon-Fri) • No weekends or holidays • Great earning potential • Opportunity for advancement You will work as an integral part of the dynamic classified sales team to achieve both departmental & personal goals. Your main focus will be to develop new classified business as well as building on an existing client base. You will have a professional manner, a passion for serving people and the desire to “WOW” customers. You will understand the basic elements of classified advertising and have a proven track record in sales. To apply, please send a covering letter with your resume to Lisa Farquharson, Classified Manager, or mail your resume with covering letter to Black Press Classified Business Centre, #100, 5460 152nd Street, Surrey, B.C. V3S 5J9. Closing date is August 1, 2012.


Toll Free:


WE Vancouver Thursday, July 12, 2012 HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES




RUBBISH REMOVAL FLEETWOOD WASTE Bin Rentals 10-30 Yards. Call Ken at 604-294-1393

A-1 PAINTING CO. 604.723.8434 Top Quality Painting. Floors & Finishing. Insured, WCB, Written Guarantee. Free Est. 20 Years Exp.


JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly • Estate Services • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses & More!



10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!


Haul Anything... But Dead Bodies!! 604.


Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988



Lic. & Ins. Exc. Refs. 15% Discount google our site 604-317-4729


• Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct (604)294-2331


JJ ROOFING SPECIALIZING IN RE-ROOFING WCB Insured. 3rd Party Liability, BBB Member. Jas 604-726-6345 LIFE TIME metal roof, 3.5/sf, patio cover, sunroom, replace double glass windows, Andy 6047157525


HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837



Aluminum patio cover, NO HST Summer Sale. 604-782-9108


1966 CHEVELLE SS 396, 375HP 4/spd, $26,700. 604-862-3439. 1969 Ford Falcon Futura $13,500 Immac. paint/body 302 Cu In/auto. p/s front disc brakes, numerous high performance enhancements. Local BC car. Must be seen to be appreciated. Call 604-307-0201, pictures at: 2010 Toyota Corolla XRS 2.4L, 5/spd auto, $19,900. 604-862-3439.


• Tree & Stump Removal • Certified Arborists • 20 yrs exp. • 60’ Bucket Truck • Crown Reduction • Spiral Pruning • Land Clearing • Selective Logging ~ Fully Insured • Best Rates ~

604-787-5915, 604-291-7778 10% OFF with this AD


RECYCLE YOUR JUNK! Rubbish Removal, Caring for the Earth. Professional Quality Service at Great Rates. 604-787-8782

DISPOSAL BINS Residential & Commercial Services

We Recycle! GO GREEN! 604-882-2733

2003 CHEV SUBURBAN Z71, black, rebuilt trans. w/warranty, used eng. new B.J. & brakes. Inspected $8400obo 604-826-0519


1980 THUNDERBIRD - 2 dr coupe-80% rebuilt. Must sell. $1000/obo. (604)825-6793

MARINE Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal


FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022 TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!

2 hr. Service (604)209-2026


AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673


1986 - 33’ Empress Motorhome, 60,000 Km. Excellent cond., $14,000 obo. Phone 604-765-0182.

2011 NISSAN VERSA 4/dr h/back, auto, 25,000/km, red, many options, $9000/firm. 604-538-9257.




HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley



• No Qualification-Low Down • ABBOTSFORD - 2087 Lonsdale, HANDY MAN SPECIAL HOUSE, 3 bdrm. w/ 2bd. Suite,$1,588/MO.

Call Kristen 604-786-4663


CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866

Call 604-685-1272

German Shepherd pups, ckc reg, 1st shots, deworm, parents gd temp. $600. 604-796-3026 no sun calls MERCHANDISE: Antiques & collectibles, to sporting goods & electronics, to parakeets & pet supplies, if it’s considered merchandise for sale, you can find it here.


LAB MASTIFF PUPPIES Vet checked and first shots. $500. Cash only. Call 604.864.6144

Comox Manor

NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or

Bachelor - $950/mo. 2-Bdrm $1650,- Hardwood floors. Avail May 1. Call 604-669-9769


SMOOTH MINI DACHSHUNDS, born May 11, too cute, family raised, 1st shots, dewormed. $750. 604-855-6176.



OPEN Mon.- Sun. 8am to 6pm

CENTURY APT 250 East 15th St.

604-856-3626 / 604-855-9351

Spacious 1 bdrm ($950/mo) Avail July 15 & 2 bdrms ($1300/mo) avail July 10. Heat & hot water inc. Balcony Laundry fac. avail. Off street parking, $25. Children welcome. No pets.

Call 604-830-7587 VANCOUVER

BARAFIELD APTS Affordable Westend living!

DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

1-800-910-6402 DL# 7557

1 bedroom – includes heat / hot water some fully renovated! Sorry no pets.


Call 604-834-4897

Auto Loans or We Will Pay You $1000

All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory.

1-888-229-0744 or apply at: WE’RE ON THE WEB


12’ DOUBLE HAUL Fiberglass boat, 3 seats, oars, rod holders & canopy. On eze-load trailer. Very safe. $2,500. 604-850-7143



2 Bedroom apt avail starting at $1550/mo. - West End. Clean, Quiet Bldg. No Pets. Near beach!

Take 264 St exit off Hwy #1 & follow yellow signs (6030 248 Street, Aldergrove)


1990 Dodge Diesel Tow Truck. 5sp Runs exc, needs work, some whl lift parts missing lows km’s Pic’s avail $1900 or sell/parts 604 - 996 - 8734


• Portable Toilets • Fencing • Containers • Waste Management • Storage

604 575 5555

2007 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic, mint, 24,000km, studded paniers, wind scrn,$5,500obo.604-209-1039






BERNESE MOUNTAIN puppies, 2 females, 3 males, born March 12/12 604-869-5073



WE BUY HOUSES! Older House • Damaged House Moving • Estate Sale • Just Want Out • Behind on Payments Quick Cash! • Flexible Terms! CALL US FIRST! 604-657-9422




The Scrapper





2005 Honda Civic LX sedan, Black. 1 owner. A/C S/rf. p/w, p/l. No acc low mileage. $8400. 604-535-7440.

PETS 477


WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in July, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. 1-888-5936095.

2009 Saturn Astra XE, 4 dr h/b. Automatic. Options. Silver. 18,000 kms. $8,800/firm. 604-538-4883

RENTALS Tree removal done RIGHT!



2003 FORD FOCUS 2 dr., 5 spd., 124K, twin cam, Air Cared, $4900 obo (778)565-4334



1987 CAMARO 2.8, just AirCared, looks excellent and runs excellent, $1495. Call: (604)866-6168.

20 Acres - Only $99/mo. $0 Down, Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Near El Paso, Texas, Beautiful Mountain Views! Money Back Guarantee! Free Color Brochure. 800-755-8953

Always! deliver Top soil, bark mulch, sand & gravel. 7days/wk. Simon 604-230-0627 will spread








All kinds of re-roofing & repairs. Free est. Reasonable rates. (604)961-7505, 278-0375

GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt Shingles, Flat roofs, WCB Clean Gutters. $80. 604-240-5362


STEEL BUILDING - HUGE CLEARANCE SALE! 20X24 $4,658. 25X28 $5,295. 30X40 $7,790. 32X54 $10,600. 40X58 $14,895. 47X78 $19,838. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422.




ALL NEW Queen MATTRESS SET Still in Original Plastic! Must Sell. $150 - CALL: 604484-0379 MATTRESSES starting at $99


Always!pressure washing, window cleaning, Gutter, lawn maintains, yard clean-up. Simon 604-230-0627

A EAST WEST ROOFING & SIDING CO. Roofs & re-roofs. BBB & WCB. 10% Discount, Insured. Call 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437


$38/HOUR PLUMBING, HEATING plugged drains. Big & small jobs. Local & license. Call (778)549-2234 23 Must be employed w/ $1800/mo. income w/ drivers license. DL #30526




2005 GM SAVANA cargo van, V8, 128,000km. $10,800. (604)5875566

RE: ESTATE OF; Joseph Gabriel MacDonald, late of Vancouver, BC, Deceased NOTICE is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the estate of the above deceased are hereby required to send them to the undersigned Executrix at suite 19, 991 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1V3 before the 17th day of August, 2012, after which date the Executrix will distribute the said estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of which it then has notice. Mary V. Power EXECUTRIX


WEEKLY SPECIALS 100% BC Owned and Operated Prices Effective July 12 to July 18, 2012. We reserve the right to limit quantities. We reserve the right to correct printing errors.

Grocery Department Salt Spring Fair Trade Organic Coffee

Meat Department Kettle Foods Krinkle Cut Potato Chips assorted varieties

assorted varieties

from 10.99 400g • product of Canada


assorted varieties



397g • product of USA

made with organic corn assorted varieties




from 2/500

500g • product of UK

4.49lb/ 9.90kg

Organic Hand Picked Raspberries from Olera Farm B.C. Grown



8.99lb/ 19.82kg

Organic Broccoli from Two EE’s Farm B.C. Grown

1.98lb/ 4.37kg

425-454g • product of USA

Olympic Krema Yogurt

Bolthouse Farms Fruit Smoothies

assorted varieties

assorted varieties

500-650g • product of BC

Red Hot House Tomatoes on the Vine

Deli Department

B.C. Grown

Fine Choice Vegetable Gyozas


from 2.79

946ml • +deposit +eco fee product of USA




Smooze Coconut Fruit Ice Treats


assorted varieties



568g • product of USA

8 pack product of Canada



Kikkoman Sauces and Soup Mix assorted varieties various sizes

assorted varieties 66g

from 2.49

product of B.C.

product of USA



assorted varieties

regular retail price 6-12 pack


4” or 6” Black Forest Cake

6 pack • 296ml +deposit +eco fee product of Canada

Prairie Harvest Organic Pasta Sauce

La Tortilla Factory Wraps

assorted varieties

assorted varieties

2.00 off

regular retail price

2/6.00 360-372g • product of USA

Amy & Brian Coconut Juice

Mrs. Renfro's Gourmet Salsa

assorted varieties

assorted varieties



Health Care Department Genesis Organic Goji 100 100% Pure Goji Juice



Goji 100 is 100% pure, wild harvested, organic and kosher. The 4,000-year-old recipe also ensures it is free of gluten, soy, corn and sugar!

Green Beaver Organic Sunscreen Lotion SPF30



Nelson Bach Flower Remedies

Rice Flaxseed or Brown Rice Sandwich Size Bread



473ml • product of USA

20% off regular retail price

Non-whitening mineral sunscreens with natural zinc. Broad spectrum UVB and UVA protection.

Rice Bakery

2/6.00 769ml • product of Canada

520ml +deposit +eco fee • product of Thailand


1.00 off

assorted varieties

454g • product of Canada

plain or roasted garlic

Bakery Department All Cookies

Bulk Department Barbecue Seasoning Salt bags only

reg 5.99

Old Tyme Ginger Beer

Prairie Harvest Organic Pasta

reg 1.09 each

Woolwich Goats Milk Crumbled Feta Cheese


Elevate Me Protein and Fruit Bars

.98lb/ 2.16kg

reg .60 each

Vegetable Spring Rolls Rudi’s Organic Spelt Bread

3.98 1 dry pint

Spring Creek Top Sirloin Steaks or Roasts

Que Pasa Tortilla Chips

Jordans Muesli or Cereal

value pack



Produce Department

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts

5.99 415-454g



A gentle and subtle means of restoring peace of mind, Bach Original Flower Remedies can help you take control of the way you feel and get more out of life.

Kidney Market Fair


Come and join us on Saturday, July 21, from 11:00am – 4:00pm at Choices Market 1888 W 57th


Ave, Vancouver for a free fun filled family event. The Kidney Foundation of Canada - BC Branch will hold their 2nd annual Kidney Market Fair, a community fund raising event.

Look for our

For more information please go to

WOW! PRICING Kitsilano




Rice Bakery

South Surrey

2627 W. 16th Ave. Vancouver 604.736.0009

3493 Cambie St. Vancouver 604.875.0099

1888 W. 57th Ave. Vancouver 604.263.4600

1202 Richards St. Vancouver 604.633.2392

2595 W. 16th Ave. Vancouver 604.736.0301

3248 King George Blvd. South Surrey 604.541.3902

Choices at the Crest 8683 10th Ave. Burnaby 604.522.0936

Kelowna 1937 Harvey Ave. Kelowna 250.862.4864

WE Vancouver, July 12, 2012  

July 12, 2012 edition of the WE Vancouver