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Want to turn this Victoria Day weekend into a classy affair? Look no further than Cole Porter’s legendary musical, High Society currently being put on by Vancouver’s Arts Club. High Society depicts the life of aristocratic Tracy Lord, who is planning her own extravagant wedding, despite not knowing which man she will marry. Will it be her conservative fiancé, the undercover reporter or her dapper ex-husband? Based on Philip Barry’s play, Philadelphia Story, the musical combines wedding drama, humour and whimsical, well known Porter tunes such as “Let’s Misbehave” and ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” High Society runs until June 24th at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage on South Granville. Tickets range from $29-72, and can be purchased at or by calling 604-687-1644. Tim Matheson photo

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David Shaw’s album release tour In Vancouver’s vibrant, bustling music scene, how does one begin to set oneself apart from the crowd? David Ward, born and raised in Vancouver, has somehow figured it out. Touring relentlessly across Canada and Japan since his full-length debut album, Never Meant to Know in 2006, Ward continues to push musical boundaries with his new ambitious three-part EP, The Arrival., exploring various genres including R&B and Motown. Ward himself has been compared to the likes of James Brown, Marvin Gaye and Jeff Buckley. The Arrival showcases his talents as a singer-songwriter combined with a theatre school background. Ward’s 2012 Western Canadian tour begins Friday, May 18 at the Rickshaw Theatre. An all-ages event, tickets are $10, and begins at 7:30pm.

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series of childhood tragedies frames the life of Don Alder. In conversation with the world-renowned guitarist, you register a lifetime of setbacks and self doubt. But how can the man who has won every contest and award be an underdog? Because the critically acclaimed acoustic guitar virtuoso, role model and manager of technical production for the Rick Hansen Foundation believes it. His father passed away when he was quite young. When he and his mother relocated to Williams Lake, poor performance in school brought on the bullying sadly common amongst young boys. Fortuitously, during a childhood illness, his mother brought home a Simpson-Sears guitar — a $39 special with high action — to help him pass the time off from school and he began honing his craft. In high school, Rick Hansen entered Alder’s life. The shy, budding musician and the confident younger athlete were drawn together. Hansen was one of the best basketball players in the school. But instead of ostracizing Alder as one of the worst, he worked to help him improve his game and the two became fast friends. Everything grows still, however, when Alder sums up the fishing trip Hansen invited him on in 1973. “I walked away and he didn’t.” On the way back from the fishing spot, halfway between Williams Lake and Bella Coola, a series of odd encounters would prove fateful. They had planned to be picked up by the third boy’s dad, but the trip was called early due to a disagreement between Hansen, then 15, and the boy, forcing the trio to make new transportation

arrangements home. The first driver they found fell asleep and drove off the road into a culvert. As they stood waiting on the road, Hansen turned down the offer of a passing schoolmate, asking him to send back a Caterpillar to help pull the car out instead. They arrived safely at the third boy’s house, but because of the argument, Hansen and Alder kept moving. As they hitchhiked, a man they had helped with the flat tire on the way in stopped to pick them up. The boys hopped in the bed of the fully loaded pickup. Alder says the man was a city driver, unfamiliar with driving on gravel roads, and about 23 miles from home, just before pavement started, he skidded on a corner and over corrected into a spin. Alder shows with his hands how the spin turned quickly into a roll and he was launched into a ditch as the truck hurtled over him. He climbed out, terrified but unhurt, and picked up his guitar from the road. Then he saw Hansen nearby, almost buried under the bulk of debris tossed from the truck, and rushed to extract the broken body of his friend from the pile. By the time Hansen arrived at the hospital he had lost the ability to walk. While Hansen was rebuilding his life, Alder landed a gig as a studio musician in Penticton and the two friends kept in touch regularly. At one point, Hansen ended up in a Vancouver hospital after dislocating his shoulder training for the Boston Marathon and Alder went to see him. He recalls that near the end of the visit, on a cocktail of pain medication, Hansen grew very serious and opened up about his idea to go around the world in a chair, and make a difference in other people’s lives. Alder left, disbelieving, but the seed was planted. In March, 1985, Alder put his music on hold to accompany Hansen on his Man in Motion

world tour. The Rick Hansen Foundation has now invested over $200 million towards spinal cord research, accessibility projects and quality of life initiatives. Being the wheelchair mechanic for the world’s most inspiring paraplegic was one of the hardest experiences of Alder’s life. The rigours Award-winning guitarist Don Alder has overcome personal hardof the gritty tour ship by championing friends like Rick Hansen. Dan Monk photo took their toll, and while it ultimately decided his direction, munity service such as wheelchair sports it first launched him into a very dark place. and the Vancouver Adapted Music Society, Post tour Alder hadn’t played music for two it’s finally his time. years, had no industry contacts and very “I’ve never figured out this formula as a little money. He was adrift, not knowing leader, but leaders are only as good as the what avenues would become available to people they are leading, so I realized I was someone with his unique skill set. But all making change and can still make change that time on the road with Hansen wasn’t by helping a leader that I like and by being lost on him. a good person. Part of the team.” In an “I’d hear all of his speeches. He had this interview with Rick Hansen in March of this saying that he got from Terry Fox — a lot year, Hansen was absolutely thrilled to learn of times people don’t pursue their dreams that Alder is starting to receive the accolades because of fear of failure. Not having the he deserves within his home city. courage to try. One day he said it to me May 22, when Alder performs as part of directly.” It was that conversation with Rick Hansen’s star-studded Man in Motion Hansen, 30 years after he first started teach25th anniversary event, Celebration 25, ing himself the guitar, that inspired Alder to we can recognize him alongside some of start competing. Canada’s everyday heroes and most beloved With his signature hurricane finger-pickartists, such as Sarah McLachlan, David ing, percussive style, he has gone on to win Foster, Shane Koyczan and Marianas Trench. every acoustic competition there is. He even Tickets are $25, with all the information won Guitar Idol III in London last December online at with a broken guitar. But the internationally Don Alder is giving away CD’s to five revered musician is a virtual unknown in his lucky readers. Head to the Contest page of own city. Having dedicated his life to to enter.

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t’s not just because Sanctuary is up for 18 Leo Awards that Robin Dunne and Amanda Tapping are excited about next week’s awards ceremonies. And it’s not because they have been personally nominated for their roles in the sci-fi drama that they think other actors should be at the Fairmont Hotel to cheer them on. No, they’re too humble for that. Instead, they’ve been working on a few jokes and want to find out if they’ll ever be asked again to host the May 26 Leo Awards, the annual pat-on-the-back celebration of BC’s film and television industry. For instance, Dunne, a Toronto born and raised actor, might take a few potshots at the Canucks. “I like the Leafs’ approach to hockey,” he said in a telephone interview somewhere along the streets of Vancouver. “There aren’t those messy playoffs. You know when the season ends so you can plan your summer.” And he might be the only Vancouverite who says that one of the best things about being back in Canada after 10 years in LA is being able to go to Swiss Chalet. (It’s an Ontario thing.) But perhaps he shouldn’t mention Toronto too many times. Toronto and Vancouver have a tug-o-war battle to see who gets to film the most movies and while Vancouver has had its place in the sun — well, the rain — right now Toronto seems to be pulling in a few more.

Robin Dunne will join Sanctuary costar Amanda Tapping on centre stage as hosts of the May 26 Celebration Awards of BC’s film and TV industy. “Vancouver will always be a viable place to shoot,” Dunne says. While the local film industry lost the battle to keep the HST (and make Vancouver more attractive financially), Vancouver is still only a twoand-half-hour flight from LA, without the time-zone changes of a trip to Toronto. But as good as it is to have Hollywood move its operations north, what would

really strengthen the Vancouver TV and film industry would be to have more made-in-Canada productions such as Sanctuary. “If you have indigenous productions you can always balance the ebbs and flows of American shows being cancelled [such as Alcatraz, which was filmed here] or going somewhere else.” The list of nominees for this year’s awards is also a reminder of how important the industry is, both as a provider of terrific entertainment, as an economic contributor to our economy. Leading the nominations for featurelength drama are Sisters&Brothers with 12, Hamlet and Marilyn with eight each, Sunflower Hour with seven, Donovan’s Echo with six, Daydream Nation and Doppleganger Paul with five each, The Odds with four, and Magic Beyond Words: The JK Rowling Story with three. Leading the nominations for dramatic series are Sanctuary with 18, Arctic Air with nine; Blackstone with six, Smallville with four and Alphas, Bomb Girls, Endgame, Flashpoint, RL Stine’s The Haunting Hour and True Justice with two each. Dunne encourages everyone to attend one or both of the galas — the Celebration Awards on May 25 or the Gala Awards on May 26 — not just because it’s a chance to schmooze with and applaud some of the industry’s leading lights, but also because the more people there are in the audience, the more chance someone will find his jokes funny... For a full list of the nominations, and information about buying tickets, go to

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ccording to one Vancouver urban legend, Blood Alley is so named because of its history as the city’s meat-packing and butchery district, where workers would flush the blood from their shops out into the alley every day at close. When asked about the choice for his restaurant’s name, L’Abattoir’s executive chef Lee Cooper refers to the neighbourhood’s past as having had a slight influence. But, leaning back comfortably in his chair, with a bit of a skeptical grin, he admits he isn’t completely convinced by the stories. “I wouldn’t say that’s a hundred per cent accurate history, but…” Regardless of the verity of these kinds of tales, there’s a history here that binds this tightly knit neighbourhood, a history that this restaurant is happy to perpetuate. And so the name has stuck: L’Abattoir — French for “The SlaughterIt’s the Victoria Day weekend, the house”. Planning for the new unofficial start of restaurant began in 2008, as summer and that means the start of Cooper started to look for barbecue season. a place to call his own. He WE celebrates the was joined in the venture by a childhood friend from city’s purveyors Nanaimo — president and of good meats. founder of Truffles Fine Foods Catering, Nin Rai. But there was one piece missing; they needed someone to manage, to spearhead the front-of-house operations. Cooper didn’t need to look very far. He happened


L’Abattoir chef Lee Cooper with sommelier Jake Skakun find perfect wines for perfect meats. Doug Shanks file photo / All other photos this page by Marcus Kaulback to be working at Shangri-La’s Market with someone who fit the bill perfectly: Paul Grunberg. With the L’Abattoir trio in place, Gastown’s newest restaurant opened its doors July 14, 2010. Cooper began his culinary career in rather inauspicious circumstances, working in one of the A&Ws owned by his dad on the Island. At 33, still a tender age by nearly any standard, Cooper already has 15 years of experience in very good kitchens behind him. And he draws upon this wealth to make L’Abattoir even better. “Every day we try to cook the food a little bit better, push the cooks to be a little bit faster, to be better than we were yesterday.” As is expected, a major factor in that never-ending quest for improvement is the products the chef and his kitchen use. That’s why small local farms are so prevalent on the menu. “It’s a matter of pride in their stock”, says the chef, “which the smaller producers seem to have, that makes the difference.” Independent farmers seem to more often than not bring a better product “to market”, whether it’s pork and lamb from Six Masters, or pigeon and rabbit from Lostock. For a large part too, Cooper follows the seasons when determining what to prepare and serve — “Whatever’s at its best at the time” — and likes to

keep it lighter in the Spring and Summer months. This means that right now you’ll find the menu to be somewhat fish-and-veg heavy. But meat-lovers need not worry; there will always be a place for you at L’Abattoir’s table. For as much as he lets the seasons dictate his course, he also, like most good chefs, garners inspiration from what he himself likes… and he likes meat. From the Steak Diane — which has been a mainstay on the menu since day one — to the duck breast roasted on the bone to the pork shoulder cooked in milk (not to mention the lamb, pigeon and rabbit which often appear on the menu), L’Abattoir makes sure to live up to its name. And in what seems like a nod to the long weekend, Chef Cooper has recently had a small charcoal grill added to his kitchen — “my favourite little toy,” he calls it. “It’s a way of introducing different flavourprofiles to the dishes.” One such dish, the aforementioned duck, features char-grilled duck thigh, which has quickly become a standout favourite among the restaurant’s guests. As for Cooper himself, he likes to keep it simple when grilling at home. Asked what it will be this May long weekend, to go with a couple of beers and a few friends around the barbecue, his answer is one that may surprise: “Burgers…but that’s just me.”

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It’s the sheer amount of product that lines the walls that strikes you as you walk in to this Commercial Drive mainstay, but what you can’t help but take away with you is the sense of community that pervades La Grotta… that and a sample of its peerless selection of Italian meats. In business since 1977, owner Fortunato Bruzzese takes enormous pride in stocking his shop with only the finest prosciutto, capicola, and salami — the latter of which there are at least 19 varieties. Have your choice of any two meats on one of their famous deli sandwiches, and you won’t be sorry. Despite being called “The Cheese Cave” and being well known for their hospitality, it’s the meats that’ll have you coming back.

You can feel it the moment you step foot into Big Lou’s: this is a place dedicated to the traditional art of the butcher. The Railtown heritage building in which it’s located is home to — it’s a long list, now — a retail butcher operation, a deli sandwich counter, boucherie-based catering services, butchery classes, and an event and dining space. But like any self-respecting “house of meat”, it’s the product that really matters, and in this Big Lou’s excels; this shop makes it a priority to supply Vancouver with quality meats from award-winning farms throughout the region — there’s even a rumour they’re to be shipping in some whole wild boars early this summer.

It’s a Downtown Eastside landmark, with its iconic neon pig flying proudly above the Hastings sidewalk. The reincarnated Save-on-Meats goes a long way to providing Vancouverites with all their butchering needs. With house-made burgers, sausages, and patés complementing a wide selection of free-run and organic meats, SoM has what you need. And when you frequent the place, you’ll be supporting a business that in turn supports its neighbourhood, offering employment opportunities, meal programs, and cooking classes to DTES locals. But don’t worry if you’re not from around here… they’ll teach you how to cook as well, and just in time for the long weekend.

Armando’s Finest Quality Meats 604-685-0359 Oyama Sausage Company 604-327-7407 Granville Island Public Market Granville Island Public Market... the name conjures up thoughts of quality artisanal foods. Two of the city’s best in the meat biz are there. Armando Bacani started his family-run butcher shop in 1987, and boasts the most extensive variety of meats in the city, from 100% Wagyu beef to bison to elk. “You name it, we have it,” he says. For his part, Oyama proprietor, Jan van der Lieck, is a fifth-generation charcuterie master, whose signature is the honest pride that comes from performing this timehonoured art. His is a responsibility to provide the people with the best, most natural sausages and patés, and what a job he’s doing.

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SHOPTALK: Face SHOPTALK: painting at the Waldorf By Kelsey Klassen


he reimagined Waldorf Hotel is one of those places that will be remembered in old age as the place for a vast cross-section of Vancouverites. Whether you go for the Ice Cream Socials or East Van Wine Acadmies (which got my parents in the door!), peek in the artists’ studios, pop by for the vintage clothing sales, a hair cut or friends’ weddings — you feel like you’re engaging in a conversation with the city. Their newsletters are works of graphic art, and driving past the line on a Saturday night for a slow scan is as much fun as lurking on their facebook page for new event photos featuring local savants. The community of creatives that swirls around its stylish doorways can be intimidating to the unfamilar, but the feeling is family. When artist Sarah Holtom, a Vancouverite since falling in love during the Olympics, declared she and her betrothed could no longer afford to live in Vancouver, Graeme Berglund of The Cheaper Show (who took those photos to the left) moved mountains to get her the last artist residency before their moving deadline. Then they put it in that pretty newsletter and watched the magic happen.

Her “50 portraits in 15 days series” in the Black and Yellow Gallery (Room 106 at the Waldorf Hotel) boomeranged, selling out as fast as the notices arrived in our inboxes. Former mayor Sam Sullivan (pictured, top right) and Real Housewives’ Mary Zilba are just some of the notable faces staring boldly from the gallery wall. The hardworking artist (she’s a teacher at Collage Collage and an artist’s assistant on Aritzia window displays) is leaving for a June residency in Ivvavik National Park in the Yukon, painting cariboo and other awesome beasts alongside her photographer fiancé, before moving into a three-bedroom homestead in Canora, Saskatchewan, that she bought for $5500. I blinked as well. She admits that, had the portrait series happened earlier, she might have rethought her decision to leave, but the ball is rolling on this Tour de Yukon, and having heard firsthand how cool it is, I’m not surprised she chose adventure and ultimately rural Saskatchewan over one-bedroom Vancouver living. Between two artists and a dog, things were getting cozy in all the wrong ways. She and her soon-to-be, Robert Fougere, will be piling into a 1992 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon for the trip north, and if things get cozy

there, at least it’ll be memorable. The Jasper, Alberta painter studied drawing at the Alberta College of Art, and then took a residency in Australia, heading overseas with only pencil crayons in hand. It wasn’t until she won a set of oil paints that her knack for colours and lack of traditional patience supernova’d into Sarah Holtom: painting from life ( She’s pretty rad. I’d know, because my boyfriend and I sat for portrait #23 for two hours and learned all about her. I’m sure she learned a little about me too, considering I was topless. I also know she’s a great girl, because one of her old roommates is doing her a solid and bringing his band to her wedding. That it happens to be The Albertans just makes it more special for the guests. Oh, and all the money she makes from this portrait show is going straight into her wedding fund. Aww. What I’ll remember forever about this interview is how comfortable she made us feel. We listened to love

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songs on All Time Favourites AM 650 (she swears what the DJs spin influences the end result). She had been painting three portraits a day since May 3 but was absolutely delightful to spend the end of a long day of work with — her sense of humour showing through despite her concentration. Even though we were the ones gaining a work of art, she literally did a happy dance after hanging it to dry on the wall, saying that after painting all those skin tones, the right side of her brain was going, “Pew! Pew! Pew!” which either implied lasers or explosions, I wasn’t sure... The closing of Sarah Holtom - Portrait Artist In Residence is May 18 at 7pm. All 50 portraits will be on display and rumour has it she might be opening up some more spots just for the heck of it. Email for availability.

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hen Daniel Frankel opened The Mill Marine Bistro and Bar in Coal Harbour in 2002, there was only one nearby condo tower and Harbour Green Park was a field of mud. Now Coal Harbour is home to thousands of people who have turned The Mill into their neighbourhood restaurant. So when he walked through Olympic Village looking for a site for his new brand restaurant, a culmination of all he’s learned as a Vancouver restaurateur, he didn’t concentrate on what wasn’t there. Instead, he focused on all the things the neighbourhood has going for it — a stunning view of BC Place and downtown towers, the Seawall which connects Olympic Village to both Stanley Park and Kitsilano, an Aquabus water taxi stop and the burgeoning Main Street neighbourhood a few blocks away. And then he took a leap of faith. He signed a long-term lease and took over the western corner of Creekside Community Centre to create Tap and Barrel. “I’ve always gone on gut feeling rather than market research,” he says during a tour of Olympic Village’s first restaurant, which he hopes to open a few weeks from now. “I walk around an area and ask if I can see myself going to a restaurant there.” And just as he fell in love with Coal Harbour 10 years ago, he’s fallen in love with one of the city’s last underdeveloped waterfront communities. He’s read all the stories on the Village’s problems but he’s also talked to Bob Rennie, who recently sold 25 units in the Arthur

Erickson-designed buildings (with pricetags between $1.5 and $8 million) Frankel is a believer, and he thinks he’s not the only one. London Drugs and Urban Fare are about to open here and he’s a huge fan of Village Cleaners. On the WE’s tour of the underconstruction Tap and Barrel, there is a stream of young parents bringing their babies to a rec. program and a constant flow of foot and vehicle traffic going by 1 Athletes Way. Frankel is also investing in the The first Tap and technology that Barrel has yet to will allow him to open but Daniel sell 14 types of BC Frankel has wines on tap. Yes, already signed on tap. He’s signing the lease for the partnerships with second one at the BC vintners to buy Vancouver Con20 barrels a year. vention Centre. Considering that “It’s going to be each barrel is the a hub, another equivalent of 16,000 community we bottles of wine, that’s a lot of glasses love,” he says. he’s expecting to fill. A special cooling system means that when a wine comes out of the spout at Tap and Barrel, it will be the first time it has been exposed to oxygen. It will also be the first time that the wine is not kept at the same, perfect temperature from the time it left the vintners to the time it’s pumped up glycol-encased tubes from the restaurant’s basement to the barrels lining the walls. He’s tested out the technology with eight taps at The Mill. That’s just the wine. Also on tap will be 24 craft BC beers, reinforcing the Tap and


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and couches, a communal table and a private 12-seat dining area with huge barn doors. The patio, city ordinances allowing, will eventually seat 280 people. And then there’s the upstairs dining area. Walk up the stairs instead of taking the elevator so you can admire the work of BC artists, including Frankel’s friend Douglas Coupland. The goal is to create an environment where the staff are enjoying themselves as much as the guests are. (Staff at the Daniel Hospitality Group —The Mill, Burrard Bridge and Grill, Prospect Point Café in Stanley Park, Stanley’s Park Bar & Grill, Stanley Park Pavilion and Stanley Park Trading Post — voted it the best restaurant group to work for in BC Business’s annual awards in 2011.) Frankel’s dream is that this will be the first Tap and Barrel, with more to come across the country, with each site featuring local wines, beer and food. “This is a culmination of all my years in the restaurant business,” he says. “It’s what I’ve been wishing to grow.”

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he going got weird last week. I was hosting a television pilot on Canadian cuisine with a small crew, filming the last day-in-the-life of some prawns — from trap to plate — and the first day of the eight-week Spot Prawn Festival. I say it was “weird” not because I’m awkward on camera (which I am), but rather because filming this one day took three. Day 1 felt the most natural. It was the actual day of the festival, and C Restaurant executive chef Robert Clark and I went out on Steve Johansen’s Organic Ocean — as we usually do on this day — without

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any cameras. (It was through the efforts of Clark and Johansen, together with those of the Chefs’ Table Society of BC, that the Festival was born six years ago.) Once back ashore, we did a few stand-ups and interviews, but most of my TV collaborators’ day saw them getting miles of B-roll of festival action without me. Day 2 brought the crew out on the boat to shoot as if it were the dawn of Day 1. To achieve this “continuity” (a novel concept to me), everyone on board had to wear the same clothes as they had the day before. Even the weather had to pretend that it was yesterday. The traps had to cooperate, too, and they did, coming up just as full as the previous day. It was a tight set but the footage was terrific and the live prawns were delicious. Day 3 was an evening shoot at C, located on the seawall directly across False Creek from where the Organic Ocean does its daily to and fro. Chef de cuisine Lee Humphries walked us through the making of his special spot prawn tasting menu while the fishermen, Steve and Frank, waited patiently, if hungrily, at a table on the patio (the pretense being that we’d just come off the boat and wrapped the festival’s opening day, and were now about to sup diversely on the fruits of our labours). It was a beautiful evening and the real reason for this column. The meal — the first I’d enjoyed on a patio this year — was outstanding. For the occasion, I’d been permitted to change my clothes, so I mercifully no longer smelled of prawn bait and sunscreen. If the fishermen, Steve and Frank, were a little out of their element, I was squarely back in mine. The truth of it was that I had neither dined at “C” nor eaten Humphries’ food in two years (not since his days at Judas Goat in Gastown.) And since my head was so immersed in the making of the show, the quality and the artistry of his food, combined with the sudden awareness of the setting that it inspired, literally took my breath away. (I have the acting skills of a small pebble, so if you ever watch this show, note that the convincing expressions of contentment that I wear in these scenes are entirely genuine, for just as my appetite was remembered, the cameras were forgotten). Steve and Frank were just as besotted, and — I think — not a little tickled to be fed their own catch. After foie gras-topped steaks and coronets of frites (I said they were hungry), they were led through the entire tasting menu, which can be had by all during the spot prawn season for $70 per person. I imagine it will change a few times as Humphries’ inspiration allows, but for us it began with a sizeable amuse bouche: a citrus-dusted, beer-battered prawn next to shot glass filled with a hot, delightfully aromatic bisque (and so explains my sudden lack of breath). This delight was followed by a roughly deconstructed prawn cocktail. Think naked, wine-kissed prawns draped decorously over a two-hour poached egg littered with shaved truffle on a mound of tomato/horseradish relish. Next came a

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Bob Marley documentary misses the beat MARLEY Directed by Kevin Macdonald It seems director Kevin Macdonald has no aversion to monolithic documentary projects. After condensing 24 hours of global minutia into the 96-minute Life in a Day, he now sets about exhaustively detailing Bob Marley’s tragically short 36-year life. Running twoand-a-half hours, this profile is certainly comprehensive. However, you occasionally find yourself wishing it displayed more creativity and daring. Anything that might’ve made it invigorating rather than just informative. Instead, Marley diligently rounds up archival interview and performance footage of the reggae icon and intersperses it with contemporary reflections by his surviving family, friends, lovers, and collaborators. Uncovered in these talking head segments is one brilliant anecdote about how Marley and his band,

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at a suburban Californian home in order to infiltrate and expose a doomsday cult. By virtue of moody cinematography and meticulous editing, the unassuming kitchen where they’re “processed” becomes as menacing as any gulag. Likewise, an otherworldly air is lent to the white-walled, beige-carpeted basement where they’re introduced to Maggie (Brit Marling), a frail messianic figure who claims to be from the year 2054. In one of her bizarre homilies, Maggie shares a song from the future, only for it to turn out to be The Cranberries’ 1993 hit “Dreams.” By all rights, Batmanglij’s refusal to explain this development should be frustrating. Yet, the scene’s eerie beauty leaves you inclined to forgive his weird-for-weird’ssake tendencies. In fact, the film as a whole takes its cues from Maggie. It’s ludicrous enough to court derision but too bewitching to be readily dismissed. — Curtis Woloschuk

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ancouver fashion blogger Cara McLeay was feted in style when she was flown to New York as part of the Harperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bazaar and EstĂŠe Lauder Fabulous At Any Age competition. Not only was the 27-year-old MacLeay (A Fashion Love Affair) the finalist for women in their 20s, but she was also the overall winner. It was an extraordinary experience, one that will be topped only by the story about her in the magazineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s October edition. WE got a chance to ask McLeay about her win via email over the weekend.


When you started the blog did you ever think youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be a style icon? I started my blog in January 2011 as a creative outlet and as a way to connect with other fashion lovers. I never imagined the blog would grow as much as it has, and that I would have the opportunities it has allowed. I have met wonderful people and worked with great companies, and have now had the honour of winning this award. I never thought I would be considered a â&#x20AC;&#x153;style iconâ&#x20AC;?, but it is exciting to know that I can inspire others with what I do. Where do you get your inspiration from? I am constantly finding inspiration in my fellow bloggers, in magazines and of course, on the street! Harperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bazaar has a fantastic street style feature on their website; I visit it weekly. I am also a huge Pinterest fan â&#x20AC;&#x201D; it is the perfect way to keep all of your inspirations organized and easy to reference. What does this win mean for you? It was a dream to be selected as a finalist, and I am honestly still in shock that I am the grand prize winner. I think the idea of celebrating and sharing that women are â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fabulous At Every Ageâ&#x20AC;? is an inspiring concept, and to have had the opportunity to meet and work with the team behind it all at Harperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bazaar and EstĂŠe Lauder was such a privilege. Why, as a young fashionista, do you identify with Harperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bazaar and Estee Lauder? I am drawn to Harperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bazaar because it is one of the few magazines that still primarily focuses on fashion first. I am a huge fan of Joanna Hillman, the senior fashion market editor â&#x20AC;&#x201D; she is all over my Pinterest! I identify with EstĂŠe Lauder because they promote natural, healthy skincare, and their message that â&#x20AC;&#x153;every woman can be beautifulâ&#x20AC;? is so positive and so true. I also love that they recently brought on Emily

Schuman (author of Cupcakes and Cashmere) as their guest blogger. She creates wonderful tutorials that make you think outside the box when it comes to make-up. What does it mean to be â&#x20AC;&#x153;fabulous at any age?â&#x20AC;? Knowing and being comfortable with oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s self exudes confidence, which is key to any woman looking fabulous. This quote by Yves Saint Laurent sums up my feeling perfectly: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.â&#x20AC;?








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years on both the East and West Coasts, including postings with Delta and Fairmont; prior to her new position she was the general manager of the Marquise Group of companies in Richmond, overseeing the Vancouver Airport Authorityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s customer care service program. She was also managing director of EHTOS BC, a non-profit society dedicated to sustainable tourism practices. Large, vacant parking lots in the middle of the city donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t exactly enhance Vancouverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s green reputation. But a new makeover for the asphalt jungle next to BC Place definitely will. With $475,000 from the Radcliffe Foundation and a $175,000 loan from VanCity, SOLEFood is creating a two-acre urban farm. Work on the raised garden beds has already started by the â&#x20AC;&#x153;inner city urban farmâ&#x20AC;? that provides urban agriculture employment and training opportunities for Vancouverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inner-city residents. As part of Dignity Month, the Salvation Army and Cartems Donuterie, will be honoring this occasion with â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Sally Annâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; red velvet donuts this Thursday to Sunday. Get involved in the social media campaign by tweeting your support at #donuts4dignity.


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Free Will Astrology Rob Brezsny • Week of MAY 17 ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19): Is there a difference in sound quality between relatively inexpensive modern violins and the multi-million-dollar violins created by master craftsmen in the 1700s? In research done at the Eighth International Violin Competition, most violinists couldn’t tell them apart. (Read more here: In accordance with the astrological omens, Aries, I urge you to do comparable tests in your own sphere. There’s no need to overpay for anything, either with your money, your emotions, your energy, or your time. Go with what works, not with what costs the most or has highest status.

TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20): If we thought of your life as a book, the title of the next chapter could very well be “In Quest of the Primal.” I encourage you to meditate on what that means to you, and then act accordingly. Here are a few possibilities: tapping into the mother lode; connecting to the source; communing with the core; returning to beginnings; seeking out the original; being in tune with the pulse of nature. Does any of that sound like fun? According to my reading of the astrological omens, you have a mandate to be as raw as the law allows -- to be the smartest animal you can be. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20): A Russian woman named Marija Usova decided to go skydiving even though she was eight months pregnant. “I wanted my baby to have the beautiful feeling of flying through the air and free-falling before it was born,” she said. Soon after she jumped out of the plane and opened her parachute, she went into labor. Luckily, her daughter waited until she landed to be born. What does this have to do with you? I don’t recommend you do anything even remotely like what Usova did in the next few weeks. But do be alert for healthier, saner approaches to the basic theme, which is to be adventurous and wild and free as you birth a new possibility. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22): You spend nearly one-third of your life sleeping. For one-fifth of that time, you’re dreaming. So pretty much every night, you watch and respond to as much as 90 minutes’ worth of movies created by and starring you. Much of this footage is obscure and confusing and not exactly Oscar-worthy, which is one reason you may not recall many of the details when you wake up. But according to my astrological analysis, the immediate future could be different. Your dreams should be full of riveting entertainment that reveals important information about the mysteries of your destiny. Please consider keeping a pen and notebook near your bed, or a small recording device. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22): It’s Oxymoron Season for you. That means you’re likely to encounter more than your usual share of sweet and sour paradoxes. The logicloving areas of your brain will almost certainly have to seek assistance from your non-rational wisdom. I’ll give you a heads-up on some of the lucid riddles you should be ready to embrace: 1. a humbling triumph; 2. a tender rivalry; 3. a selfish blessing; 4. an opportunity to commune with risky comfort; 5. an

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invitation to explore a relaxing challenge; 6. a chance to get up-close and personal with a long-distance connection. For best results, Leo, memorize these lines from Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass and recite them periodically: “Do I contradict myself? / Very well then I contradict myself. / (I am large, I contain multitudes.)”

VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22): There’s at least a 50 percent chance that the coming days will be over-the-top, out-of-the-blue, and off-the-record. I’m half-expecting florid, luscious, and kaleidoscopic events, possibly even rococo, swashbuckling, and splendiferous adventures. Are you ready for all this? Of course not. That’s the point life will be trying to make: nudging you to learn more about the fine art of spontaneity as you improvise your way through unpredictable lessons that will lead you toward the resources you’ll need to succeed. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22): Obsessions. Enchantments. Crushes. Manias. Fetishes. Some astrologers think you Libras are mostly immune from these indelicate but sometimes delightful modes of human expression. They seem to believe that you love harmony and balance too much to fall under the spell of a bewitching passion that rivets your focus. I disagree with that view. It may be true that you’re better able than the other signs to be objective about your fixations. But that doesn’t necessarily dilute the intensity you feel when they rise up and captivate your imagination with the force of a thousand love songs. My advice? Have fun and stay amused. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21): “The chains that bind us most closely are the ones we have broken,” said Scorpio poet Antonio Porchia. In other words, the oppression from which we have freed ourselves may continue to influence us long after we’ve escaped. The imprint it left on our sensitive psyches might keep distorting our decisions and twisting our emotions. But I’m here to tell you, Scorpio, that you’re entering a time when you have an enhanced power to dissolve the lingering taint your broken chains still impose. You finally have the resources and wisdom to complete the liberation process. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21): In the coming weeks, you will have an excellent chance to develop more skill in the art of high gossip. High gossip has almost nothing in common with the mindless prattle that erodes reputations and fosters cynicism. It’s not driven by envy, pettiness, or

breed. I have encountered much more vicious little dogs than big dogs, and in my years of pet experience and dog handling, I have never come across an aggressive dog of any breed that had a good owner. Blame the owner, not the dog. Any dog can attack. Saying that a breed is the problem is ignorant. Educate yourself. A bad dog is a reflection of a bad owner, not a bad breed. Pit bull lover/pet specialist, via email

Bad karma To the guy who sneaks into West End apartment buildings and knocks on doors claiming to be a “neighbour” needing “money for a cab” because his boyfriend is arriving from the airport — sleep well, neighbour. You will answer to kharma. Anonymous, via email

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schadenfreude. When you engage in high gossip, you spread uplifting whispers and inspirational hearsay; you speculate about people’s talents and call attention to their successes; you conspire to awaken generosity of spirit and practical idealism. High gossip is a righteous approach to chatting about the human zoo. It might not flow as easily as the cheap and shabby kind -- at least at first -- but it lasts a whole lot longer and creates connections that help keep your mental hygiene sparkling clean.

CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19): Sometimes I have a dream that seems cryptic or meaningless when I first wake up, but a few days later I realize it was a brilliant insight into what I most needed to transform about my life. If you don’t recall many of your dreams, that might not be a familiar experience for you. But you’ve probably had waking-life experiences with a similar arc. I predict you will be given at least one of those in the coming week. It may confound you while you’re in the midst of it, but will eventually reveal choice clues that have the power to change your life for the better. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18): You may not have heard about the “forbidden colors.” And you certainly haven’t seen them, even though they exist. They’re reddish green and yellowish blue, which the cells of your retina are not built to register. However, scientists have figured out a trick by which these hues can be made visible. A few lucky people have actually caught a glimpse of them. I bring this to your attention, Aquarius, because I suspect you are close to experiencing a metaphorical version of this breakthrough -- seeing something that is supposedly impossible to see. (If you’d like to read more about the forbidden colors, go here: PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20): “There’s no such thing as a wrong note,” said jazz pianist Art Tatum. “It all depends on how you resolve it.” Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis had a similar philosophy. “It’s not the note you play that’s the wrong note,” he said. “It’s the note you play afterwards that makes it right or wrong.” I think that’s an excellent understanding for you to keep in mind during the coming weeks, Pisces. Be wary of coming to premature conclusions about alleged mistakes. Wait to hear the entire song and see the bigger picture. HOMEWORK: In what circumstances do you tend to be smartest? When do you tend to be dumbest? Testify at

button on the right. This changes the channel. Option 2 is the blue button on the left. This mutes the sound. Option 3 is the red Off button at the top of the clicker. Folks, let us help Anonymous decide which is the best option — all of the above. Wilhelmina Westender, via email

Not-so-smart laundry I live in a large apartment building in the West End and we now have brand new “smart” washers and dryers. In order to do our laundry, we need approval from the suite owner (if you are a renter) or from the strata council (if you are an owner.) Once you get approval, you need a computer and a credit card, just to do laundry ! Technology is not making our lives any easier. There’s a laundromat a block away, and for all the extra hassle, I’d rather give it my business. Anonymous, via Rant Line

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aintings by every one of the Group of Seven, as well as Jack Shadbolt, Christopher Pratt, Alex Colville, EJ Hughes and West Vancouver’s Norman Smith, are all part of the Heffel Fine Art Auction House’s spring sale, which is expected to garner up to $12 million, a “conservative” estimate, at Thursday’s auction. The two centrepieces are studies in opposites: Emily Carr’s Eagle Totem is darkly mysterious, as if the rain forest had parted, momentarily, to catch a glimpse of the totem; John Paul Lemieux’s La plage americaine is bright and colourful, with an underlying mystery about how the three figures relate to one another. Each of them is expected to sell for more than $600,000. It’s rare to have one of Emily Carr’s First Nations paintings come up for auction, since most are part of the Emily Carr Trust collection at the Vancouver Art Gallery, says David Heffel, the president of the company, who will be leading the May 17 auction with his brother Robert. Eagle Totem was part of a family’s collection from 1946 to 2001, when Heffel sold it to an American collector. A death in that family led to it being made available again.

The Lemieux has a frisson of excitement about it; last fall, Heffel sold the Quebec artist’s Nineteen Ten Remembered for a record $2.34 million. For 95 per cent of the bidders, “it’s the passion that gets you there,” he said in an interview at the auction house Friday morning. “The value is not the priority of collectors who put together a great collection… There’s the unpredictable but for the most part the people bidding have already dreamed of having it hang in their living room.” The live auction at the Vancouver Convention Centre on May 17 will be over in a relatively short time. Heffel says they try to do 60 lots in one hour — that’s a minute PER painting. Previews were previously held in Montreal and Toronto; the Vancouver preview is at the Heffel Fine Art Auction House (2247 Granville at 7th) until the day of the auction. There is an online auction of 230 other works during the month of May. It takes six months to put an auction of this magnitude together, says Heffel. “Robert and I [as auctioneers] are representing a whole team of people who made it happen. Post-auction is always fun but when you come back to work the next week the cupboards are bare [and you start all over again.]” For more information, go to

The Eastwood/Onley Gallery has transformed itself into Visual Space. Photographers Peter Eastwood and Yukiko Onley are making their gallery space at 2075 Alberta available for a low cost to other artists, whether for an hour, a day or a month. The new concept got its start on May 10 with Visual Mosaic, an exhibit of 12 Vancouver artists including, from left, Ross Holmes, Peter Eastwood, Mariko Ando, Yukiko Onley, Adrian O’Brien, Shirley Williams (who did the paintings in the background) and Sylvia Kavanagh.







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Call Rochelle 604.777.2195 PROFESSIONAL JOB OPPORTUNITIES. Troyer Ventures Ltd. is a privately owned, fluid transport company servicing Northern BC and Alberta. We are an equal opportunity employer now accepting applications at various branches for: Mechanics (Commercial Transport or equivalent). Wage Rage: $25. - $40./hour. Minimum experience requires: second year apprenticeship or equivalent. Professional Drivers (Class 1, 3). Wage Range: $25. - $35./hour. Minimum experience required: six months professional driving. Field Supervisors. Annual Salary Range: $90 110,000. (based on qualifications). Minimum experience required: previous supervisory experience. Successful candidates will be self-motivated and eager to learn. Experience is preferred, but training is available. Valid safety tickets, clean drug test, and drivers abstract are required. We encourage candidates of aboriginal ancestry, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities to apply. For more information and to apply for these opportunities, visit our employment webpage at: http://

Summer Camp Positions Royal Soccer Club FT Position BC. WANT TO SEE Scenic BC! Needed Immediately . Experienced Feller Buncher Operator with Chipper Head/Mower to work around Hydro Transmission Lines. Must be willing to travel throughout BC (based out of Vanderhoof). $28-$34 per hour + Benefits. For more info. e-mail: Send Resume to: SBCJOBS Box 1136 Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0 or Fax: (250) 567-2550 WELDERS and FITTERS required for busy Edmonton FCAW structural steel shop. $27-33/hour base plus benefits, OT, indoor heated work, paid flight. Fax: 780-9392181,Email: BUSINESS AND FINANCE: Seeking a business opportunity or partner? Posting legal notices? Need investors, agents or distributors, this is where you advertise.


DRIVER. Class 1 Drivers wanted. Offering top pay. Close to home. Home most weekends. Family comes first! 1 year flat deck exp. & border crossing a must. Fax resume & driver abstract to 604-853-4179. Exp’d TRUCK DRIVER wanted for BC runs. Exc wages, benefits & equipment + weekends home. Fax or email resume & drivers abstract 604-513-8004 or



AIRLINES ARE HIRING- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783




Retail or wholesale (NOC: 6251) required for Donald’s Fine Foods. Immediate openings at our Richmond locations for 15 qualified / exp. Meat Cutters. Duties; Cut, trim and prepare cuts of meat, supervise other workers and provide training. Must speak English. Permanent / Full-time – 40 hours per week. Full Benefits after completion of probation.

Wages: $16.04 per/hour E-mail: careers@ or fax: 604.875.6031








FRONT DESK CLERKS & HOUSEKEEPING ROOM ATTENDANTS 0771168 BC LTD. O/A Empress Hotel is hiring for Front Desk Clerks ($13.55/hr) & Housekeeping Room Attendants ($13.94/hr). All 40 hrs/wk. Mail: 235 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 1P2. Fax (604)568-6021 The WHIP RESTAURANT hiring 2 cooks, 5 + yrs experience Asian cooking and preparation, training and supervision. 40hr/wk, $14/hr, fax resume to 604-874-4686 or email:



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Developmental Disabilities Association


HOME BASED BUSINESS We need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training.



DIRECTOR SALES/MARKETING The DSM is a senior level position responsible for leading marketing campaigns that drive real estate sales and educate clients about land development offerings. This position is also responsible for real estate showings and contract negotiations. The DSM will plan, develop and execute marketing campaigns such as direct mailings, social media campaigns, and client seminars The DSM will also develop marketing materials and an overall marketing strategy. Attendance at industry trade shows will be required. Reporting to the Managing Partner the DSM will implement and monitor an approved budget. The successful candidate will be highly organized, have highly developed communication skills, and be able to work in a fast paced environment without the need of constant direct supervision. A sound working knowledge of social media and their applicability to real estate marketing and sales is required. A strong background in marketing and business is essential. A background in the real estate industry is preferred but is not essential. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience. Osoyoos Mountain Estates Inc. is a privately held real estate development company developing +/- 3,300 acres near Osoyoos, BC into single family lots. This is a long term development. Interested applicants should forward a current resume and cover letter to the attention of the Managing Partner: Osoyoos Mountain Estates Inc., Box 327 Osoyoos, BC, V0H 1V0. No telephone enquiries please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



APPRENTICE OR LICENSED MECHANIC needed for busy automotive shop in Boston Bar. We are a Kal Tire Associate Store and have been in business for over 23 years. Great place to raise a family; affordable housing and opportunity for Business Partnership or ownership. Experienced Tire Tech would be considered with Mechanical ability. Contact Cathy at 604-8691618

• ROOFERS • LABOURERS Required for Hazelmere Roofing Company. available.



Excellent Wages! Start Now! Andy 604.808.1655 E-mail: TRANSPORTATION MECHANIC Required in Nakusp, BC (West Kootenay Area) Applicant must be red seal certified and able to work on a variety of makes and models of trucks, trailers and components. A CVIP certificate and welding skills an asset. Full time position. Group benefit plan available. Competitive wages. Fax or email resumes to: 250-265-3853 or WEST Star Restoration & Contracting Services Ltd. Located 7705 Thornhill Drive, Vancouver, BC is looking to hire a Drywall installer and finisher (NOC.7284), Permanent, Full Time, $23.50 per hour, 40 hours per week, Medical benefits, ASAP, Experiences 1 year, Speak English, Setting Experiences: Commercial, Residential, Area of Drywall and Lath Installation Specialization: Suspended ceiling and floors, metal lath ceilings, Access flooring system, Metal door frame installation, exterior pre-fabricated wall panels. Please send your resume to

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Be part of our exciting, worldclass softball tournament, which takes place from June 30 - July 9 in Surrey, BC. We are looking for volunteers in areas such as: scorekeeping, security & parking, tickets & gates, announcers, transportation, batgirls and more! We ask that each volunteer work a minimum of 20 hours. In exchange for your time, each volunteer will receive: • FREE ADMISSION to all playing venues • 1 complimentary item of event apparel • 1 complimentary meal per volunteer shift worked! For more information, visit our website at: www.canadian or contact our office at 604.536.9287 or info@canadianopen And don’t forget to like us on Facebook at: http://www. OpenFastpitch and follow us on Twitter @CdnOpen!

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ARE you a BC investor with high tax obligations? Then it’s a must, you book a place at one of our weekly Tax Reduction Seminars. Phone or text 778-389-5866 or email

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APPLY NOW: Pennywise Scholarship For Women to attend Journalism certificate course at Langara College in Vancouver. Deadline May 30, 2012. More information:



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


MULTI-MEDIA JOURNALIST South Delta Leader Black Press B.C. The South Delta Leader, a weekly publication serving more than 16,500 homes in Ladner and Tsawwassen, has an opening for a full-time, multi-media journalist. The successful candidate will have diverse writing capabilities, including a flair for narrative. Advanced photography and video skills will be key attributes, as well as excellent time management. An ideal applicant will have a strong grasp of social media best practices (Twitter, Facebook, etc.), a passion for online journalism, and an understanding of how to tailor content accordingly. We are looking for someone who will be a key contributor to the core print product, while bringing creativity and innovation to our web-based branding. Knowledge of basic Photoshop, iMovie and InDesign is a must. Candidates should have a diploma/degree in journalism, or a related field. The successful candidate will show keen attention to detail, work well under deadline pressures, and be willing to learn in a fast-paced environment, as well as have the ability to teach others as new strategies and techniques are incorporated into our media package. The South Delta Leader is part of Black Press, Canada’s largest private, independent newspaper company, with more than 150 community, daily and urban newspapers in B.C., Alberta, Washington State, Ohio and Hawaii. Those interested should submit a resume, writing samples and a cover letter to: The South Delta Leader Editor 7-1363 56th Street, Delta, BC V4L 2P7 or e-mail Deadline for applications is May 25, 2012.

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The Scrapper

DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM Helping CANADIANS repay debts, reduce or eliminate interest regardless of your credit!

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Haul Anything...


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

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1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366)


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


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Running this ad for 8yrs


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

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

CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at or call 1 (604)820-2977

John 778-881-6737 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

ST. Bernese pups, vet checked, shots, ready to go. 604-796-0116, or $1000



Comm. & Res. BBB, WCB. Kitchen Reno’s & Cabinets

Seniors Discount Book by end of May - 10% off. 25 yrs exp. Guarantee on work. Refs. (604)773-7811 or 604-432-1857





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




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

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!


Moon Construction Building Services. Your Specialists in; • Concrete Forming • Framing • Siding 604.218.3064 FLEETWOOD WASTE Bin Rentals 10-30 Yards. Call Ken at 604-294-1393



Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231



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

25 yrs in roofing industry




ARROW ROOFING. Duroid. 35 yrs exp. WCB & Insured. Call for free estimate. Mark (604)760-4698


1931 FORD Model A Deluxe 2 door Sedan, excellent restoration to original, serious inquiries only, $12,000, call Ron anytime, 604703-5304, OR


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


Family owned & operated. Fully insured. We do Cedar Shakes, conversions, concrete tiles, torchon, fibreglass shingles, restoration & repairs. 20 yr labour warranty. 604-723-2626


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

Mainland Roofing Ltd.


Call 604-834-4897


WHITE ROCK, ocean view lot, with cottage, 1/2 block from beach. $799,000. Call 778-229-9322.


OF Home (604)501-9290

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

MATTRESSES starting at $99


SPECIALIZING IN RE-ROOFING. WCB Insured., 3rd Party Liability, BBB member. Jas 604-726-6345

MLG ENTERPRISES All Aspects Landscaping & Garden Solutions

BARAFIELD APTS Affordable Westend living!


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



KITSILANO; 2 Bdrm furnished apt. Close to UBC, to share with UBC student. $700/mo incl utils. Avail now. (604)329-2296

SPRING TIME - Springer cross pups, 6 mos, 1st shots, $450. 604823-6739, afternoons/evenings.


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

AVORADO RESORT. Beautiful waterfront RV Resort. New Sites For Sale ($63,900). All season, full amenities, clubhouse & beach access. Co-op Resort w/Lifetime Ownership! Call 250-228-3586.

1-800-910-6402 DL# 7557


Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

WE’RE ON THE WEB 604-575-5555 toll-free 1-866-575-5777


BIG FOOT SIGHTINGS! New 2012 bigfoot Campers have arrived only at Mike Rosman RV! 1-800-6670024





2 hr. Service (604)209-2026


FREE BROCHURE - Kings County - “Land of Orchards, Vineyards & Tides” - Nova Scotia’s beautiful Annapolis Valley. Live! Work! Start Business! - Toll-Free: 1.888.865.4647 Need A Ride, Drive Today. Take $500 to $5000 Cash Home. Carter Credit 1.888.688.1837

2008 PONTIAC WAVE, 4 dr sedan, auto, high kms. runs/looks good, white, $3000 firm. 604-538-9257.



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


1995 SAFARI 7 pass van, all whl drive, 199K, AirCared, 2nd owner, good cond, $3200. (604)430-3556

MARINE 912 Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

2005 LEXUS RX330, 66,000 miles, no accid./no damage.All power, Very clean. $18,000. 604-722-4264.

SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pickup anywhere in BC, Min. 10. Toll Free Call:1.877.334.2288



1974 RED MGB Roadster, reblt mtr, body redone, exc cond, has collector plts, $7,500. 604-541-5487

2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $6000 firm. Call 604-538-4883 2007 MAZDA CX7 - AWD Leather interior. Fully equipped with Navigation, heated seats & more. 41,000 miles. $19,000 firm. Call 604-541-0739. 2007 NISSAN ARMADA SE silver 44,000 miles, 4x4, Excellent Cond! $23,400/obo. 604-309-7956 (Abby)


2007 CHEV MALIBU LT, 3.5 V6, auto, 98K, exc cond, smoke-free Reduced! $4950. (604)288-7997

FILA GUARD DOGS. Excellent Loyal Family Pet, all shots Great Protectors! Ph 604-817-5957.

ROTTWEILER puppies, $700. Call Stan (604)860-4303

2011 WINDRIVER 230 RKS, loaded, total length 28’9”. Asking $26,000/obo. Will take small trade & cash. Don (778)344-8047.


2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING, silver, convertible, 84,000 kms. Auto. Aircared. $5,995. obo. 604-826-0519


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

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

2001 Buick LeSabre - full load, fully inspected. Show Room cond. 149K’s. $5700/obo. (778)565-4334

ENGLISH BULLIES 2 m. 12 wks. Vet ✔, stable temp., 50 lbs. at most. $1200 (604)725-7191 after 5

LAB PUPS, Chocolate, $700. vet ch, dew-claws rem. 1st shots, dewormed. qual. lines (604)702-0217

2007 TRAILITE Travel Trailer 27’ fully loaded with generator, slide & awning. $16,900. 604-556-3731.

1985 CADILLAC SEVILLE, 4 L, loaded, all options, mint in/out. all orig, and car cover. 70 orig miles. $4500 obo. Phone (604)505-7713.

Cock-A-Poo x Poo pups. 1st shots Vet checked, non-shedding, S.Sry. $600. 604-541-9163/604-785-4809

~ Crown Molding Installation ~ Staining & Custom Painting Laminate flrs ~ H/W Refinishing Mention this ad for $200. off on minimum $1000 job.

2004 26’ SPRINGDALE TRAILER, slide out, a/c. Front bdrm., rear kit., exc. cond. $12,900. 604-541-5487

Must be employed w/ $1800/mo. income w/ drivers license. DL #30526



3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

PHIL’S FENCING: Custom blt cedar fences/gates/lattice. Repairs, decks & stairs, 604-591-1173, 351-1163


Comox Manor


BORDER COLLIE X, 8 wks, vet checked, 1st shots, dewormed, black, tan & white, $350. Call 604463-3245 or 604-725-3007

A-TECH Services 604-230-3539


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

PETS 477

All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory.

1-888-229-0744 or apply at: 10% OFF with this AD

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



604-787-5915, 604-291-7778

ELECTRICIAN. Licensed. Local. Low cost. Big/small jobs. Renov. & panel change expert. 604-374-0062


We Will Pay You $1000

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

Interior / Exterior Small / Big Jobs Comm/Res. Fully Insured.


Call 604-685-1272

Tree removal done RIGHT!



Auto Loans or

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



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

Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988




Local & Long Distance

Licensed, Government Approved, BBB Accredited.


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


2011 Custom weld Jetboat 20ft, c/w 9.9 Suzuki Kickin, depthe sounder, windless anchor system, Stainless steel BBQ, & much more. $49,900. Contact Rich 778-998-9302 ALUMINUM BOAT WANTED, 10’, 12’ or 14’, with or without motor or trailer, will pay cash, 604-319-5720


WEEKLY SPECIALS 100% BC Owned and Operated Prices Effective May 17 to May 23, 2012. We reserve the right to limit quantities. We reserve the right to correct printing errors.

Grocery Department

Meat Department The Udder Guy’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream

Jordans Morning Crisp Cereal


500ml • product of BC

assorted varieties

assorted varieties




Whole Red Seedless Watermelon Certified Organic, California Grown




3.98 170g pkg


Danone Activia Yogurt

Efruiti Fruit Gummies

assorted varieties


assorted varieties 8 pack

Red Tomatoes on the Vine

Deli Department

B.C. Grown

Roasted Specialty Chickens





1.00 off



.50 off

Creamy Havarti or Swiss



1L • deposit +eco fee

regular retail price


Tre Stelle Cheese Slices assorted varieties

Nature's Path Frozen Organic Waffles



A.C. LaRocco Frozen Pizzas



210g • product of Canada

342-411g • product of USA

Eco Max Liquid Dish Detergents

assorted varieties

assorted varieties

Suzie’s Thin Puffed Rice Cakes

assorted varieties

assorted varieties




42.99 A plant-based, all-natural drink mix, Vega Sport PreWorkout Energizer provides immediate and sustained energy before workouts, while enhancing mental focus and recovery.

Natracare Organic Tampons

assorted varieties




assorted varieties

assorted varieties

Cascades Bathroom Tissue

Brown Rice Hamburger or Hot Dog Buns

family pack


1.00 off


16 pack

Natracare tampons are exclusively made from only fully certified organic 100% cotton. They are available in a range of absorbencies in both applicator and non-applicator styles.

Rice Bakery


Raincoast Trading Sockeye Salmon


Vega Sport Pre-Workout Energizer

All 9” Pies


Amy's Kitchen Frozen Pot Pies

24 roll

regular retail price

150-160g • product of Canada

product of USA

20% off regular retail price



375-454g • product of Canada

Sunstart Gluten-Free Cookies

bags or bins

Health Care Department

Bakery Department

2/7.00 740ml

from 2/4.00

Organic Popcorn


100% Whole Wheat or White Hamburger or Hot Dog Buns

Prairie Harvest Organic Pasta

Bulk Department

reg 6.49


assorted varieties

assorted varieties

.98lb/ 2.16kg

regular retail price

Saputo Cheese Slices

Vita Coconut Water



Freybe Bavarian Smokies, European Wieners, Cheese Smokies or European Frankfurters

Theobromo Fair Trade Organic Chocolate Bars

Uncle Luke’s Organic Maple Syrup


8.99lb/ 19.82kg



Certified Organic, California Grown

value pack previously frozen

assorted varieties

assorted varieties

Produce Department Blueberries

Sockeye Salmon Fillets

Seminars & Events at St. Marks Anglican Church, 1805 Larch St. Vancouver

Seminars & Events at Choices South Surrey, 3248 King George Blvd.

Saturday, May 26, 11:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday, May 27, 11:00am – 4:00pm

Gluten-Free Fair

Gluten-Free Fair

Registration and pre-payment is required. Cost $18. Call 604-736-0009 or pay online at

WOW! PRICING Look for our

Registration and pre-payment is required. Cost $18. Call 604-541-3902 or pay online at

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, May 17, 2012  
WE Vancouver, May 17, 2012  

May 17, 2012 edition of the WE Vancouver