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Vancouver International Children’s Festival Give your kids the time of their lives, as well as an appreciation for culture at the annual Vancouver International Children’s Festival, taking place May 29-June 3rd 2012 at Granville Island. This year, the world renowned festival will be featuring stories from around the globe, showcasing theatre, music, puppetry and art in both performances and hands-on activities, including cooking classes with Edible Canada. Also featured are performers “ZooZoo”, a Cirque du Soliel-esque group that have provided audiences all over the world with humour, mystery and fun. For more info and ticket information, visit childrensfestival.ca. Pictured: Kutz & Dawgs
Flamenguitos del Norte Flamenguitos del Norte, a 12-person ensemble of singers, musicians and dancers, is making its West Coast debut as the headlining act of the 8th annual Vancouver Jondo Flamenco Festival. After gaining immense popularity in the streets, parks and bars of Toronto, the group is ready to unleash its captivating and high-energy performances on the rest of Canada. Flamenguitos will perform group and solo pieces, embracing the traditions that showcases the music and dance from the streets of Jerez, Sevilla and Cadiz. The group will be performing May 25 at the Saint James Community Square, at 8pm. Tickets are available at eventbrite.ca. For more information about the Jondo Flamenco Festival, visit flamenco.ca and FlamenguitosDelNorte.com.
Bike To Work Week Want to do your part in reducing greenhouse gas emissions while getting an enjoyable work out? HUB: Your Cycling Connection invites commuters to take part in this year’s Bike To Work Week. More than 50 commuter stations will be set up along Metro Vancouver’s busiest bike routes to provide snacks, information, maps and even free bike repairs to participants. This year an online interactive component will be offered, where participating cyclists can map their routes, track how many greenhouse gas emissions they’ve saved and see how many calories they’ve burned. Participants can also sign up and register online for the chance to win great prizes. Bike to Work Week kicks off May 28 and runs to June 1. For more information, visit VACC.bc.ca
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Be prepared to adapt: Lululemon’s Chip Wilson By Martha Perkins
hen Chip Wilson was 12, he forged his mother’s signature on a mother’s allowance cheque so he could buy
groceries. His parents were in the midst of a bitter divorce and, other than Chip, no one was paying attention to such things as whether there was food in the fridge. “I was in survival mode,” Wilson told the crowd at Sam Sullivan’s Public Salon at Queen Elizabeth Theatre last Wednesday night. “I couldn’t rely on anybody.” He took that attitude with him when he entered the business world — to survive you have to do it all yourself. That philosophy worked well at the beginning but every time he’d get a business to, let’s say, the $15 million mark, everything would start collapsing around him. He simply couldn’t do it all. He had to change his behaviour or continue to fail. He had to accept that “what
got me to where I am is not what’s going to get me to where I’m going.” The phenomenal success of Lululemon, the company he created and which has made him one of the richest men men in British Columbia, is proof that he succeeded. (Another testament will be the huge house he’s building in Kitsilano, stretching out over two lots.) His talk focused on other people who have also had to recognize that the traits they adopted in youth might drive them to succeed but they’d never get as far as they wanted to unless they adopted new ones. “I know a girl whose operational mode was perfection,” Wilson said. Her father was an alcoholic and she was always afraid that she’d do something to cause an emotional eruption or, worse, cause her father to leave. So she became a perfectionist in all she did. Unfortunately, when she became a boss, her employees felt they could never satisfy her; she demanded perfection from them too. Nothing changed until she learned to embrace the lessons of failures. Another woman was 12 when her father
left the family. She reacted by being highly competitive. “She had to win at everything she did — at sports, at the dinner table, at university,” Wilson said. When things started to fall apart later in life, she started to realize that those around her had to be winners too if she wanted to succeed. Finally, he told of the woman, the oldest of four children, who had to accept responsibility at an early age after her father lost his job. “She became one of the most successful women but she could never get the CEO’s job [because] what corporations are looking for is someone who can be five years in the future.” She’s now a CEO because she gave responsibility for the present-day operations to others. Presentations made at the Public Salons are videotaped by the University of British Columbia and are broadcast on the Public Salon Television on Shaw TV Channel 4 every Thursday at 6:30am, Saturday at 9:30pm and Sunday at noon. GlobalCivic.org.
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Name that penguin! With the arrival of six new African Penguins at the Vancouver Aquariumâ€™s new â€œPenguin Pointâ€? exhibit, the Aquarium is inviting the public to help name the penguins after B.C.â€™s cities, towns and neighbourhoods. Submit your name along with pictures, videos or written submissions and you could vin a VIP penguin experience. Contest closes June 17 with winners announced June 25. Contest information can be found at VanAqua.org. Emma Oâ€™Dea photo
Viva Vancouver street fun year's public spaces will allow anyone who wishes to participate to sit and relax, and hang out with friends and members of the community. Downtown Granville Street (between Smithe and Hasting) will be transformed into a pedestrian corridor, with games, music, dancing and food. Robson Street will become a pedestrian plaza, featuring a unique seating installation called "Pop Rocks". Murals, market series and Parallel Park, a pop-up deck, will be situated in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood. VIVA Vancouver kicks off its 2012 campaign on June 23. Be on the look out for lots of fun community activities heading to your neighbourhood. Visit the VIVA Vancouver web page at Vancouver.ca for details.
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Burn the burqua Re: “DOXA Festival unveils the history of the burqua,” May 10 WE. Filmmaker Brishkay Ahmed seems at a loss as to how to conclude her subject: the burqua. I say the way to end the documentary is to put all burquas in a pile and burn them in a great celebration to the end of the Stone Age. And, of course, film this — a grand exit! Anonymous, via email
Keep your dog safe I have been so sad and upset since I read the May 10 Rant regarding the pit bull attack on a small dog on Robson and Thurlow. My condolences to the owner over what must have been a shocking and horrifying incident. I am sure all dog owners can empathize! My own small dog was attacked a few years ago by a neighbour’s pit bull, a dog that should never have been allowed in our building as it was in violation of our bylaws. I will never forget the night I literally ripped my dog’s head out of this pit bull’s mouth. I still shake when I think of how close my own dog came to having its life ended in front of me. I know not all pit bulls are bad but most pet owners are ignorant and have no training in regards to this breed. So dog owners beware and cross the street if you have to just do whatever you have to do to keep your dog safe! SDL (small dog lover), via email
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ShopTalk: Jason Matlo weds Tiffany & Co.
hen we first broached the idea of a Kits cover, we wanted the iconic beach to play a starring role. The romance of the unmistakeable West End skyline framed by the North Shore mountains seemed like a perfect fit for a spring wedding photo shoot. Celebrated Vancouver designer Jason Matlo had just the dress in mind, having launched his 2012 bridal collection on May 8 within the storied walls of Vancouver’s historic Rosewood Hotel Georgia, accented with exquisite jewelry designs by Tiffany & Co. Says Matlo of his new bridal Rob Ferguson (L), Group Director Canada West for Tiffany & Co., collection (pictured, right), Jason Matlo, and Steve Halliday, Managing Director for Rosewood “Classic couture shapes Hotel Georgia. Darryl Humphrey photo and details are inspired by 1950s, silhouettes with retreated waist lines and gathered full skirts. The textures, beading, prints and lace are reminiscent of Art Deco prints. Dove grey, champagne, ecru and black tones create a modern bridal look that although vintage in concept, is opulent, chic and modern.” Jason Matlo Atelier: 508-857 Beatty; 604-682-0726; JasonMatlo.com
• World-renowned jeweller Tiffany & Co., a name synonymous with beauty, craftsmanship and romance, provided the perfect accent to the stunning gown (see opposite page). It was Tiffany & Co. in 1886 that introduced the engagement ring as we know it today, with the celebrated six-prong “Tiffany Setting,” now the world’s most popular choice for The Question. Tiffany & Co. engagement rings (pictured, left) range from $1,400 to over $1 million. The first Vancouver store opened in December 2006 and the new second location in Oakridge Centre is only the fifth in Canada. In September, the company will celebrate its 175th anniversary. Oakridge Centre or 723 Burrard; Tiffany.ca
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eaturing an outlook spanning from open bay to Stanley Park and the mountains beyond, and enhanced by the illustrious seawall, a heated oceanside pool, tennis and basketball courts and summer season lifeguard, Kitsilano Beach is one of Vancouver’s most wellknown attractions. Sarah Groundwater Law, co-host of Shaw TV’s The Wedding Belles, weighed in on why the sandy shores make for a stunning setting. “Any waterfront around Vancouver is definitely popular and lends itself to the perfect backdrop to a wedding. I’ve always believed we have some of the most beautiful sunsets over the water — and what would be more lovely than saying your ‘I Dos’ with one of the most spectacular backdrops ever?” While the Belles haven’t done a show specifically on the beach, they have featured venues such as Cecil Green, an elegant mansion situated on the northwest corner of the University of British Columbia, whose scenic views over the inlet and mountains make it one of the best places in Vancouver to stage a wedding. In other Shop Talk news:
Cover photo: Tiffany & Co. 1837 ultra wide cuff in sterling silver ($1,400); Tiffany 1837 wide ring in sterling silver ($275); Tiffany Sparklers praseolite cocktail ring in sterling silver ($1,050).
• Redfish Kids Clothing has announced the opening of its first flagship store at 851 Hornby. Locally made in Vancouver, Redfish Kids Clothing was co-founded by Lorraine Kitsos and Kristy Brinkley in 2005 and has previously only been available online and in select boutiques worldwide. Quickly gaining popularity, the playful and versatile line has engaged an almost cult-like following of loyal supporters and even had a starring role in Hollywood when its signature black and white ‘Swing Dress’ was featured in the 2010 hit movie Eat Pray Love. More recently leading lady Salma Hayek and daughter Valentina were snapped in Venice with Valentina looking lovely in a pretty pink Redfish ‘Butterfly Dress’. Designer Kitsos says, “Our designs are inspired by the street fashions of cities like Hong Kong, Paris, Tokyo and Milan,” adding “the strong patterns, expressive colours and crisp architectural lines are easily layered and worn together to encourage a sense of individuality and playfulness.” To celebrate its grand opening, Redfish welcomes kids and their families to the new store on June 2 and 3 for fun-filled days of storytelling and goodies. RedfishKidsClothing.com
• The Salvatore Ferragamo location on Robson and Hornby is under renovation. Their temporary location is at 565 Howe (between Dunsmuir and West Pender). • De Beers’ new diamond line, which features diamonds from Canada’s Far North as well as Northern Ontario, will be available at three Vancouver locations: Montecristo Jewellers, Brinkhaus Jewellers and Lugaro Jewellers. Forevermark diamonds “are among the most sought after in the world, as they are genuine, natural, conflict-free, untreated, responsibly sourced, and contribute to surrounding communities in which they are mined, cut and polished,” De Beers says. • Male Essentials grooming lounge (655 Nelson) is taking on prostate cancer by offering “Hand Jobs for Charity” in partnership with the Prostate Cancer Foundation of BC. On May 26, all proceeds from the $25 men’s manicures (hand jobs) and $35 pedicures (foot jobs) will go towards this worthy cause. MyMaleEssentials.com
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A perfect opening for the Sardine Can OnThePLATE By Andrew Morrison
stroll along from Gassy Jack Square up the first block of Powell St. will soon solidify its reputation as one of the more appetizing stretches in Vancouver. It’s already home to a couple of tasty addresses, such as Sea Monstr Sushi (55) and The Diamond (6), but a new Rodney’s Oyster House is destined for 52; the next version of pan-Latin-themed Cobre will set up shop next door (50); and before the summer is out a little European comfort food cafe called Lily Mae’s will land where Cafe Dolcino used to be (12). Anchoring this already aromatic maelstrom will be the aptly-named Sardine Can (26), which just opened last week. I’ve been a couple of times already, and though I would normally give a restaurant a few weeks to find its feet before reviewing it, the new 20-seat effort from industry veterans Chris Stewart and Andrey Durbach was ready straight out of the gate. This is hardly surprising, for in recent years the owners have navigated their way through many an opening week with nary a hiccup. Their current stable includes La Buca, Pied-a-Terre, and Cafeteria and the Spanish tapas theme at the Sardine Can is the most basic they’ve attempted to date. They have no grill top or deep fryer
to concern themselves with, no mixed drinks (just an affordable list of wine, beer, and sherry), and a server can walk from one end of the room to the other in less time than it takes to tie one shoe. The only course correction so far that I’ve noticed has been the removal of an uncooperative empanada from the menu (replaced by a rotating special). It’s been sunlit uplands from there. There is much to like about it, beginning with the design. This is an old building, and the 500 sq.ft. space at its foot has been home to cafés in the past. Its antique bones would lend themselves well to any Old World concept, but unlike most Spanish restaurants that have come Vancouver’s way (there have been pitifully few), The Sardine Can doesn’t dwell on kitsch. I didn’t see any bullfighting posters on the walls or hear any Paco de Lucia on the stereo. On the contrary, the walls, which are high, are largely unadorned, save for some bespoke wallpaper — a sardine pattern — made by local artist Robert Chaplin (an old friend of Durbach’s), and I could have sworn that I heard David Bowie coming from the small speakers. Still, it looks like it’s been around for 50 years or more. Branding is limited to a sandwich-board sign outside that
The beef and pork meatballs is a stand-out choice on the tapas-inspired menu for Powell Street’s newest eatery. Chris Stewart and Andrey Durbach come out of the gates running. Andrew Morrison photo has been cleverly painted to look like a sardine can, a logo painted on a window, and the name set in little black tesserae on the white mosaic floor by the front door. The 10-seat bar faces right into the galley kitchen, and its leather and button-topped stools match those arranged around the three high and narrow tables. And since all the food is served for sharing, formal table settings have been supplanted by stacks of side plates, buckets of cutlery, and paper napkin dispensers. The menu hugs tapas traditions, but isn’t enslaved by them. They aren’t, for example, deep frying the potatoes to make patatas bravas, but are employing soft fingerlings instead. And rather than grilling the bread for their addictive, piquant toasts (one version spread with a mash of sardines, the other doused in thin tomato puree and
capped with curls of manchego), they’re using a large panini press. But the restraints that the little kitchen has imposed on the menu haven’t hamstrung the way its dozen or so raciones taste. Not in the least. I’ve eaten very nearly the lot, and stand-outs have included the little beef and pork meatballs that come wading in a deliriuminducing tomato sauce spiked with Rioja (so lit with oil that it exhibits a transfixing luminescence); hot slices of thin but impactful chorizo sausage prepped in sherry; flawlessly cooked gulf prawns given a heavy lick of garlic and a perfunctory kiss of spice; a hearty, electrifying stew of octopus, sausage and potato; the juicy mussels steamed open by the hot, sparkling breath of Cava; the thinly sliced hams (either Serrano or Pata Negra); and a caramel flan so dreamy that it
comes close to wiping all memory of the preceding dishes away. Prices don’t exceed $11 per dish, but it adds up swiftly. Be sure to bring cash or your debit card, as your bill will be discounted by 10% (an overdue shot across the bow of credit card companies that charge high fees to restaurants). I could grumble about how small it is and how hard it can be to get a table (they don’t accept reservations), but Durbach and Stewart, pros to the letter, had the foresight to give it a name so fitting that it would make such a complaint seem utterly ridiculous. The truth is that there wasn’t a single thing that I disliked about The Sardine Can. It is as tightly wrought a restaurant as one could hope for, and a tough act for the next restaurants on Powell Street to follow.
You Gotta Eat Here drops by for a visit with Anthony Sedlak By Martha Perkins
f Rick Hansen is Vancouver’s Man in Motion, then Anthony Sedlak is The Chef Who Never Stops. It’s a busy Friday afternoon and the Food Network’s You Gotta Eat Here is filming one of three new Vancouver segments at Sedlak’s American Cheesesteak Co. on Davie. Faster than you can caramelize an onion for one of the fat-laden shaved beef and cheese sandwiches, Sedlak is hamming it up with the show’s host John Catucci, ensuring that local food writers are incredibly well fed, and sitting down to talk about where he goes from here. He speaks as fast as he moves; with his metabolism, there’s little wonder that a chef who can pack a day’s worth of calories into one meal looks like he survives on apples and granola bars. “You just let Anthony be Anthony,” Catucci says of working with one of the Food Network’s most popular chefs. “He’s such a great spirit. You can tell the energy
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Anthony Sedlak, left, and Food Network host John Catucci were a natural fit at American Cheesesteak. Martha Perkins photo when you walk through the door. He’s passionate about food but he doesn’t make you feel bad about not knowing everything.” This is the second visit to Van-
couver for Catucci’s show, which is in its inaugural season. The first round included the Tomahawk, Argo Cafe and Neighbours. This trip they’re shooting at American
Cheesesteak, Miura Waffle Milk Bar (just up the street at 829 Davie) and The Reef (4172 Main) for the show’s line-up this fall. Asked why food shows love this city, Catucci says that Vancouver’s beauty doesn’t hurt — who doesn’t love the view of ocean and mountains — but there’s also a fun vibe here. “It’s more chilled out. Is it the rain? The weed? There’s a strong food culture.” Sedlak and his business partners, the Eng family, tapped into that when they created American Cheesesteak Co. With a name like that, you know that part of their intention is to expand it far beyond its nook on Davie. But this street, with its plethora of restaurants, was the perfect testing ground. There’s a vibrancy here, because not only is it a destination for foodies, it’s also a real neighbourhood. Vancouverites are also willing to pay more for good ingredients. American Cheesesteak Co. may cook food quickly but the beef is centre cut prime rib, the Russet potato fries are par-boiled before being double fried, the sauc-
es are homemade, a real vanilla bean flavours the milkshake… As proletarian as the sandwich’s roots in Philadephia may be, Sedlak’s version is on the president of Gold Corp.’s speed dial for take-out. Now the challenge is to find an equally perfect neighbourhood in other cities. They’re focusing on Calgary and Toronto, where Sedlak is also helping the Engs with one of their hotels. (He’s also got a few other hush-hush projects on the go.) They’ve been thrilled with Vancouver’s embrace of their concept but want to make sure they work out all the kinks here before opening new locations. “It’s why I got into cooking,” says Sedlak, who despite his training at some of the top restaurants, is drawn to providing people with good old-fashioned comfort food. When diners are happy, he’s happy, and American Cheesesteak is affordable happiness. “People have to eat,” he says, “and there will always be opportunities for [chefs] who want to do things that are different and gutsy.”
the fresh sheet FOOD & DRINK HAPPENINGS Great food, great theatre, great causes and a great view of Vancouver’s Celebration of Light — on July 28, August 1 and 4, enjoy an informal salmon barbecue during an extended intermission of Bard on the Beach. Then after the performance, move to a private seating area to view the Celebration of Light fireworks as part of a joint fundraiser for Bard on the Beach and the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre. The evening gets underway at 6pm on all three nights. Since it is often sold out, it’s better to order your $105 tickets (with a $25 tax receipt) early at BardOnTheBeach.org.
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Richard Wolak, founder of Vancouver Foodster and Taste and Sip magazine, invites you to listen in on his conversation with Vancouver foodies as part of Food Talks. This new series of monthly social gatherings is also a chance for the community to meet and mingle over delicious appetizers presented by the hosting restaurant/event space, sip on wine poured by a different winery featured at each of the events. Each talk will be followed by a question and answer period and, to top it off, everyone will take home a sweet treat from a local bakery. The series kicks off June 5 at 7pm at W2 Media Arts centre with Chef Trevor Bird, Top Chef Canada competitor and chef/owner Fable Kitchen; Stephanie Yuen, food writer and author of East Meets West; Mike McDermid, Ocean Wise manager at the Vancouver Aquarium; Roberta LaQuaglia, operations manager for Vancouver Farmers Markets; and Hunter J. Moyes, chef at the Waldorf Hotel and founder of The Tiffin Project. Appetizers will be featured by Chef Karen McAthy of the W2 Media Café and the featured wines from Misconduct Wine Co. Tickets are $30 and are available at http://foodtalksvolume1.eventbrite.com/.
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The president of Edible Canada, Eric Pateman, and It’s To Die For founder (and banana bread maker extraordinaire) Erin Ireland launched a take-out window with a bacon-centered menu on May 18 at the Granville Island Market. May Globus photo from, taking care of our families, and taking care of our health. It connects our hands to our senses and to everyone’s hearts.” She’s joining 15 other home cooks of different ethnic backgrounds for the Joy of Feeding, the 2nd annual international food fair and UBC Farm fundraiser. This family-friendly event features children’s activities and special music by Tarun ‘Tspoon’ Nayar (Delhi 2 Dublin), Rup Sidhu (Banyen Roots), Ndidi Cascade, and friends. The countries and ethnicities represented at this year’s event are: Sierra Leone,
Enjoy a southern-style meal by chef Shirldene Reynolds at the Britannia Community Services Centre and help fund a local artists project at East Feast on June 3 from 2 to 4pm. Three artists will present their project idea, which diners will vote on. Ticket revenues will directly fund the winning proposal. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Britannia info centre, 1661 Napier or by calling 604-718-5800.
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Yew’s sommelier branches out Rothschild, there’s certainly something to please all palates. Of course, we all wish luxury hotel wine mark-ups weren’t as high as they are, but it’s nice to know that when are paying a few more bucks, it’s for well-considered, well presented wines in a room known for solid service. While she has a lot on her plate, it’s the extra things she does career-wise that emphasize her passion and drive. She keeps a wine blog (HintsOfHawthorn. com ) that is very approachable and charming with a strong B.C. wine focus. If you head over to YewRestaurant.com and give its Facebook page a ‘Like’, you’ll be privy to Emily’s Wine Of The Week every Wednesday in your news feed. Not only is it a good tip on what you should drink next time you’re around the Four Seasons, but it’s coupled with a small handful of information about the winery and its region as well. I asked Emily what she thinks you should drink this summer, here’s what she has for you, in her own words:
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few weeks back I wrote a column profiling young sommeliers who I strongly feel are grabbing the reins of wine culture in Vancouver. It was during the Vancouver magazine restaurant awards day that I’d navigated industry crowds catching up with the folks I had in mind, finding all of them to chat with but one. Frustratingly, the one person I couldn’t track down was the first sommelier I had in mind when I came up with the column idea. As WE Vancouver managing editor Martha Perkins will back me up on, I tend to cut close to my deadline, and that column was no exception. This week, I make up for what I feel was a glaring omission. Emily Walker is both the sales manager for Yew Restaurant at the Four Seasons and oversees the wine program as its sommelier. As one of the judges at the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival Wine List Awards, I was struck by how much she had elevated YEW”s wine program over the last year, taking it from a Bronze to a Silver Award and showing signs of heading Gold-ward next year. Besides the regular by-the-glass list at Yew, Emily now runs an enomatic program (one of those fancy-pants wine preservation machines) which allows her to offer more eclectic, quirky and higher end pours offered in two, four or six ounces so you can play around with your
Yew sommelier Emily Walker options without committing to a whole glass and be confident the wine will be as fresh as can be. Overall she runs a fairly lengthy, yet tight and cohesive wine list that fits Chef Ned Bell’s fresh, seafood-forward menu with many bright, thoughtful selections and a good dose of Champagne, which never hurts! With aromatic whites from the likes of Naramata’s JoieFarm and Austria’s Martin Arndorfer to big Bordeaux heavy-hitters Haut-Brion and Mouton
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With its slightly spicy taste, mizuna, or Japanese mustard greens can be used in salads or as a replacement for spinach. Jenn Chic photo
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izuna, or Japanese mustard greens, is now widely available at the farmers markets. On its own, mizuna’s broad, serrated leaves are unmistakably spicy and bitter. Chock full of anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals, it’s like lettuce with built-in horseradish. In Japan, mizuna is often served in Nabemono, a versatile one-pot dish of seasonal ingredients simmered in a savoury broth. In the West, baby leaves are an essential part of salad mixes and larger leaves are great in stir-fries. Balance is the key when using any bitter green. Balancing the five elements of flavour — hot, sour, salty, sweet and bitter — is the reason any recipe is successful. Incorporate mizuna into soups, stews and braises or anywhere spinach is usually used for an interesting kick. A simple preparation is to chop it fine and toss with boiled new potatoes and butter. This dressing is the perfect complement to a fresh salad or served warm on sauteed mizuna and other Asian greens. SESAME MISO DRESSING
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Bitch on the beach ‘Sexy, hot, intelligent’ story of love — The Taming of the Shrew — opens 2012 season of Bard on the Beach By Martha Perkins
hakespeare never put his most violent scenes on the stage because he felt people’s imaginations could do a much better job creating the carnage than he could. The same, apparently, goes for the sex scenes. Lois Anderson and John Murphy are convinced that as soon as their characters — Kate and Petruchio — leave the stage at the end of Bard on the Beach’s Taming of the Shrew, they are going to have sex. Passionate, physical, no-holdsbarred sex. “It will go on all night and for the rest of their lives,” says Anderson, aka The Shrew. “I want,” she adds, “people to leave the theatre saying ‘I want a relationship like theirs — sexy, hot, intelligent.” Instead of seeing Shakespeare’s tale as the subjugation of a strongwilled woman, they both view the relationship between Kate and Petruchio as one of liberation. By finding the one person to whom they can freely give of themselves, they are free to be who they truly are, trusting that the other will take care of them. “The terms duty and obedience come up in the latter half of the play,” says Murphy, a 17-year veteran of Vancouver’s annual Shakespeare festival. “But once Kate is tamed, quote unquote, they become an unstoppable team. He
backs her up, she backs him up. They are two outsiders who have found each other. Being an outsider has not worked for Kate. He thrives at being an outsider. One of the things he teaches her is how to be an outsider but win. There’s glory in uniqueness and standing out and having a truth that’s all your own. People think it’s terrible that Petruchio marries a shrew; he says ‘no, you’re wrong.’ “If you open your heart and give yourself to someone completely, that allows them to give themselves to you at the end.” Anderson agrees. Taming of the Shrew is described most often as a comedy, and while it can be funny, she sees it essentially as a love story. “In the beginning, Kate’s labelled as a shrew. She’s loud and offensive and fighting all the time. Kate speaks the truth and her directness gets her in trouble. She’s not connected to the person society wants her to be. This is a woman who wants her equal.” This production is set in the 1800s. Born into a time when women are supposed to be sweet and docile and talented only in sewing, smiling and speaking Latin, most men are scared by Kate’s strength which, instead of being seen as a good thing, earns her the sobriquet of shrew. As a result, “her heart is closed up and she’s trapped.” Then Petruchio arrives on the scene. A land-rich but wallet-poor lord,
Instead of thinking of Taming of the Shrew as an anti-feminist take on a woman’s role in marriage, Lois Anderson and John Murphy see Shakespeare’s play as a pure, and beautiful love story. It opens the new Bard on the Beach season on May 31. Other summer productions are Macbeth, The Merry Wives of Windsor and King John. David Cooper photo he’s heard she comes with a hefty dowry and wants to marry her for her money. “There’s an instant chemistry between them,” Murphy says. “When she walks into the room, that’s it. It isn’t the money anymore.” Today a psychologist (or romance novel reader) would have fun with how that chemistry, with its sexual undertones, gets subverted into a different type of physicality — Kate and Petruchio fight, and Anderson has the cuts and bruises to prove how down and dirty it gets. “There’s hot shit,” Murphy says succinctly. Wanting Kate to recognize the beautiful, proud, strong woman she is, Petruchio is constantly describing her in the ways he wants her to see herself. Some critics of the play see it as mockery. Murphy says, “Petruchio says nothing but the kindest things to her until she
starts to believe it. Whatever he makes her go through, he goes through. “If anyone knows a better ways to tame a shrew, speak now,” Petruchio says. Murphy translates this to mean “Do you think I want to go through this? I’m doing it for her.” “Petruchio holds up a mirror to her and shows her that she is beautiful and that there’s more to her,” Anderson says. “As opposed to a shrew being tamed, it’s a woman who is freed from being trapped. He wants her to become the best she can be.” “He bows to her as well,” Murphy says. “It’s so beautiful that he bows to her as what she’s become.” Taming of the Shrew opens the new Bard on the Beach main stage season on May 31. Starting on June 13, it will run in tandem with Macbeth, which Murphy describes as “spooky as shit. It’s terrifying.” On the Studio Stage will be the
frolicking comedy, The Merry Wives of Windsor, set in 1960s Windsor, Ontario, and King John, where “a usurping king, his innocent young nephew, a heroic ‘bastard’ and a passionate mother all vie for our sympathies in a high-stakes game where the winner takes crown and kingdom.” Ticket prices range from $21 to $40, with a $145 four-pack. For those people who say they’d never go to see a Shakespearian play because they’re afraid they won’t be able to understand the old English, Murphy says “I guarantee they will understand every word I say and if they don’t, I’ll pay for their ticket. It’s all about making it contemporary. They’re just words sometimes put in a different order with a few thees and thous thrown in.” Go to BardOnTheBeach.org for details.
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A neighbourhood with character By Gen Handley
hen asked to describe a typical Kitsilano home in two words, realtor Faith Wilson answers
easily. “Character house,” she says. The quintessential Kitsilano dwelling could include two bedrooms, one bathroom upstairs and one bathroom on the main floor and have the charm of being built in the 1930s or earlier. “It has that age to it,” she says. “That character is what a lot of Vancouverites look for. I think that’s typical for Kits.” Recently, Wilson sold a two-level character home with a basement for $1.4 million. The asking price was $1.3 million and it was only listed for a week. “It was a beautiful house,” she says. “Nice street, porch, big steps and completely renovated. We had multiple offers on it.” But beyond the character homes, Wilson says that what helps define Kitsilano and make it unique is the diversity of housing in the community. From rental properties, to townhouses, to duplexes, to condos,
the realtor says that the area has very diverse housing options, resulting in a very eclectic and vibrant community. “I think that is what’s really nice about Kitsilano, that it has the options that some neighbourhoods don’t,” she says. In addition to the diversity of living accommodations, Wilson adds that the community is full of very attractive amenities. “It’s very walkable and there’s also great public transportation,” she says. “And there are also a lot of different shops, parks and there’s the beach. It’s very much a neighbourhood — it’s very community oriented.” In recent years, Wilson says it has been a sellers’ market, but she says in the past month, the market has started to become more balanced, moving towards a buyers’ and sellers’ market. “It’s a good time to buy,” says Wilson, who has been in the realty business for more than 20 years. “It was a sellers’ market for so long. But now, interest rates are so great right that it’s a good time to be coming into the market.” So what are buyers looking for when house shopping?
“Buyers are looking for a match for their lifestyle,” she says, quoting a coworker. “But I guess in essence, every house is a lifestyle house, matching somebody’s lifestyle. But Kits can accommodate a variety of lifestyles.”
Realtor Faith Wilson sold this Kitsilano “character home” on W. 10th for $1.4 million, $100,000 more than the asking price.
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he earliest memories chef Steeve Raye has of picnics are as a young boy in his hometown of Albertville, France. “On fieldtrips, we would take a cold lunch like a ham and cheese sandwich, cheese, fruit, salad,” says Raye, executive chef of Café Régalade (2836 W. 4th). “Or maybe a hardboiled egg. Very simple things.” Since moving to Canada 14 years ago, Raye has noticed that the picnicking tradition here is different because of one very important detail. “In Canada, when I think of picnics, I think of barbecues,” he explains. “Here, when I go to the beach, I see a lot of barbecues — we don’t really do that in France.” But Raye has embraced the barbecue picnic, frequenting his favourite spots that include Spanish Banks and Mount Seymour. This chef’s ideal picnic menu includes some sort of grilled protein (spot prawns or a marinated half-chicken from Market Meats on W. 4th) with a salad (potato) and some snacks (fruit and nuts). One of his favourite salads to prepare is a soy quinoa salad with pine nuts and mango (see recipe below). “I think it is important to prepare something that is light and simple,” he says. “Something that
tastes good in the sun.” This rule applies to the beverages as well and Raye like to bring along a cold beer or a bottle of white wine. “I really like the Cotes de Rhone, It’s a really good summer wine. “But I really think you should stay away from the hard liquor,” he adds with a laugh. “That’s not good on a picnic.” MANGO QUINOA SALAD 300 g black quinoa 150 g white quinoa 900 g water 10 leaves of fresh basil 2 chopped mangos 30 g of roasted pine nuts roasted sesame seeds to garnish the salad Dressing: 60 g olive oil 30 g lemon juice 30 g soy sauce black pepper Bring the water to a boil. Add the quinoa. Boil for 4 minutes. Turn of the heat and leave it covered until completely cooled down. Peel and dice the mango. Chop the basil. Mix together the quinoa, the basil, the mango, the pine nuts and the dressing. Top with roasted sesame seeds.
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Need a reason to come to Kits? Here are a few To October 21st Kitsilano Farmers Market Enjoy local produce, baked goods and more from 10am to 2pm in the parking lot of Kitsilano Community Church at 2690 Larch (at West 10th). For more info visit EatLocal.org
Saturday, May 26 Share Your Ideas with the David Suzuki Foundation People of all ages are invited to make a difference in their community by sharing their ideas with the David Suzuki Foundation at the Museum of Vancouver. This Open Space workshop invites individuals who are passionate about leadership, spending time in nature, growing and eating local food or environmental communication. For more info, visit Shareideas-with-dsf.eventbrite.com
Beginning in June “Kits Me”
your neighbourhood? Show your community support for the joint effort between Kitsilano Neighbourhood House and the West Broadway BIA entitled “Kits Me... Love the ‘hood you’re in!” by purchasing “Kits Me” buttons. Buttons will be sold in stores along West Broadway and West 4th, and sales will benefit both local businesses and customers. All proceeds go directly to Kitsilano Neighbourhood House to support accessible community programs and services they provide to families, youth, newcomers and seniors on the Westside. For more info, visit KitsHouse.org
Sunday, June 24 Greek Days It’s all Greek to me! Venture into Greek Town, located in the heart of Kitsilano, for this free, family-friendly event. Experience all things Greek with dozens of food and craft stands, along with traditional Greek music and dance performances. Presented by the Hellenic Canadian Congress of BC. More info can be found at GreekDay.com
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July 13-15 The 35th annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival It features an absolutely stellar lineup, including Dan Mangan, Hey Rosetta!, Good for Grapes, The Head and the Heart, K’Naan and many more. Taking place at the picturesque Jericho beach, enjoy a weekend of music and all around fun. Early bird tickets are available now and can be purchased in person at 2425 Quebec or online at TheFestival.bc.ca/tickets.
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Kits Style: Plenty to love By Kelsey Klassen
ebuting in Vancouver in 1989, Plenty (2803 W. Broadway) has set a unique fashion philosophy within the West Coast vibe of the city. Originally hailing from Turkey, owner Murat Imren moved to Vancouver to graduate from SFU with a business degree. Fashion was always in the stars for Murat as his family owned a textiles store in the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. Shortly after opening its doors, Plenty became regarded as a go-to fashion destination for both men and women. With a specialty boutique feeling, each of the five stores tells a different story while helping you write your own. Plenty (GetPlenty.com) carries a wide assortment of internationally renowned labels, exclusive lines and their coveted in-house labels Propaganda, Ribbon, Ribbon Luxe, Monk & Lou, and Big Blue. Plenty also carries local lines: Gentle Fawn, Lifetime, and Herschel bags. WE caught up with Plenty representative Marie Tuazon:
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Why did Murat choose Kitsilano for his business and why it is a success? The atmosphere of Kitsilano is a great match for Plenty – laid-back and full of style. While searching for the perfect location for his first store, Murat fell in love with Kitsilano. It’s been 22 years and we’ve established ourselves as a pillar in Kits and are happy to be here! What do you love about being in the neighbourhood? Kits has always been a great neighbourhood. Many of the staff at our flagship location are familiar with the community and often become friends with our regular visitors. Everyone is friendly and there’s lots of good places to eat, too! What is the Kits event or time of year that you look forward to most? One of the most exciting times of the year is coming up in June — Greek Day. The street comes alive with people, food, and music. Everyone gathers for a good time — us included!
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Actress relishes in an ‘embarassment of riches’ By Curtis Woloschuk
n a career spanning almost four decades, Gabrielle Rose has never experienced a year quite like this. With this weekend’s Leo Awards set to honour the best of British Columbia film and television, Rose finds herself nominated for three awards: Best Lead Performance by a Female (Feature Drama) for Everything and Everyone, Best Supporting Performance by a Female (Feature Drama) for Sisters&Brothers, and Best Performance by a Female (Short Drama) for The Provider.
“It’s an embarrassment of riches,” suggests the humble Rose. And if all of the recognition has come as somewhat of a surprise, that’s only appropriate. As the actress explains, her involvement with Sisters&Brothers was also completely unexpected. When another actress had to exit the project just before production commenced, Rose leapt at the opportunity to work with director Carl Bessai again. Of the filmmaker’s loosely structured, intensely collaborative approach to storytelling, she enthuses, “I love it to pieces. It really gives you a broad spectrum of creativity to cull from.” Meanwhile, filming for Tracy D. Smith’s Everything and Everyone came right on the heels of a stage production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? In a matter of days, Rose transitioned from Woolf’s drunken, abusive Martha to a “benign” woman suffering from dementia. She credits splitting her career between stage and screen with allowing her to bring a greater sense of physicality to her onscreen personae. As she explains, “The theatre allows me to be a bit larger than life. Often in film, people play it very safe and don’t want to go too far. I’m willing to go a little bit further, which makes me a little more extreme. Perhaps a bit more intense than others.” Everything and Everyone was hardly the first time that Rose has played an emotionally damaged or mentally frail character. “I don’t know why those
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kind of parts are attracted to me and I’m attracted to them,” she admits. “They are wonderful to play. I’m far more interested in someone’s faults and foibles than I am in in how perfect they are... For women my age, there are not very many parts. Therefore, the really great parts there are are these challenging, tragic roles. “I love a good challenge. I like pieces to have a certain darkness to them too,” she concludes. “What I love to
see is an audience laughing and laughing and then suddenly going, ‘Oh my God!’ That’s entertainment to me. It’s not just frivolous. It actually sweeps you up and then drops you into a place where you have to think philosophically about it.” The Leo Awards are handed out May 25 and 26 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Information and tickets are available at LeoAwards.com.
All hands on deck to torpedo this horrible movie BATTLESHIP Directed by Peter Berg Starring Taylor Kitsch, Rihanna It’s a sad state of affairs in Tinseltown when a beloved late ‘60s naval combat ‘board’ game from Hasbro can somehow be turned into a $200 million action movie. Case in point, Battleship hit the big screen with B.C. boy Taylor Kitsch and pop star Rihanna leading a fleet of American ships against an armada of aggressive alien invaders at sea. Liam Neeson pops up to drop some one-liners and grab a paycheque while True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgård spews nearly every testosterone-fueled cliché possible. What is truly preposterous about the movie is not the plot but just how joyless the whole affair is. Every element of Battleship
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has been seen before, specifically in most of Michael Bay’s movies. However, in this case, director Peter Berg fails to capture any real sense of fun and the result is nothing short of a two-hour recruiting film for the U.S. Navy. Nothing works here; the writing is terrible, the characters are one-dimensional and the CGI is an overblown mess. At times the movie feels like it was simply a precursor to make the inevitable video game; even the enemy creatures are equipped with protective space suits resembling something out of Halo. Big-budget spectacles such as Battleship represent a foreboding trend in Hollywood Thor Diakow these days. It’s disconcerting to know focus groups of pencil-pushing executives are giving the green light to projects like this; they represent a cynical group of modern producers content to scrape the bottom of the barrel for ideas.
Watasun brings beach music to Granville Island Their Wreck Beach Records release party will be low on inhibitions, high on octane
eid Henry and Adam Bailie manage to keep it fresh after six years of playing music together. Described as funky, folky, beach music, the Vancouver-based duo creates a fusion of percussive pop music using a multitude of genres to express themselves in an upbeat and positive fashion. Originally from Toronto, they became the official sound of Tourism Vancouver in February when their song It’s You was chosen as the theme for the destination video marketing campaign. Muses songwriter Bailie in a documentary made while recording the album, “Wreck Beach has been a cool experience being in Vancouver. I’ve never seen anything like that. And going out to all the different islands around Vancouver, going into the rainforest, it’s incredible.... Then you see the area around Warehouse Studios, where we recorded, and you see a totally different aspect of Vancouver that’s
Watasun, the sound of Tourism Vancouver’s It’s You... Vancouver music video, will release its third album May 25 at the Backstage Lounge. Photo supplied not in the forefront of people’s minds when they think of the city.” A community is built when these two highly talented rhythmic artists hit the stage with their topical songs; people freely sing and dance to the vibes that Watasun evoke with Henry’s laid-back cajón and steel drum beats and Bailie’s quirky moves. Their third album in three years, Wreck Beach Records, is set for release May 25 at The Backstage
Lounge on Granville Island (1585 Johnston). Even those just stopping in for a beverage will soon be craning to see how two people can create all that ruckus. The show starts at 10pm, and joining them for the party are fellow Vancouver acts One Kingdom and Heads Hang Heavy. Head online for show info and check out the mini documentary on the making of their new album at WatasunMusic.com.
Why turn to a celebrity for health advice? By Martha Perkins
f you’re not feeling well, do you book an appointment with a celebrity or do you visit your doctor? Would you rather have a Hollywood star write you a prescription or someone who has spent years in medical training? If the answers seem rather self-evident, then why do so many women follow the advice of celebrities when it comes to making decisions about their health. That was the focus of Dr. Unjali Malhotra’s talk at Sam Sullivan’s Public Salon at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on May 16. A family physician who is also the medical director of options for Sexual Health British Columbia (formerly Planned Parenthood), she is affiliated with BC Women’s Hospital and UBC, where she is the creator and program director of the Women’s Health Residency program. That’s a long list of credentials. Far longer than Suzanne Somers’ when it comes to someone who is qualified to
talk about hormones. And yet many women seem to swallow Somers’ advice about “natural bioidentical’ hormones. Or they accept what Jenny McCarthy has to say about vaccinating their children even though medical science has disproved any link with autism. “Who are your experts,” Dr. Malhotra asked in her seven-minute talk. When it comes to Somers’ advice, she says “hormones are hormones and they all have risks. Find a healthcare provider you trust, not a celebrity.” Also be cognizant of whether the celebrity or newsmaker has any financial motivation for selling you their way of doing things. For instance, there are some people who make a living warning of the link between birth control pills and blood clots, saying that while five in 10,000 women risk suffering from a blood clot, that risk rises to nine or 10 among birth control users. And yet what the anti-birth control advocates don’t say is that women who are pregnant — women who don’t use birth control — have a 30 in 10,000 chance of getting a blood clot.
Wellness Brief Sometimes the “healthier, happier, more passionate you” is buried under a pile of duties, deadlines and obligations. On May 30, best-selling author and international motivational speaker Dr. Susan Biali will be at Vancouver’s Blushing Boutique to discuss her new book’s seven steps to achieving the Life You Love. Dr. Biali has appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC, Global TV, Martha Stewart, Marilyn Denis Show, CTV, MSNBC, AOL and writes for Reader’s Digest, Cosmopolitan, Self, Redbook, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune and PsychologyToday.com to name a few. The event — which starts at 5:30 at 579 Richards — is free but people are asked to RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 604-709-3485.
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ward-winning travel writer, TV screenwriter and print humorist Ken Hegan has it made. CTV, Discovery, W, The Comedy Network and CBC are just a few of the television networks he’s contributed to. Hegan was also a writer on CTV’s Open Essay of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, a risky choice for the network, given he can apparently “kill people with a single glance” and has “tens and tens of fans.” Having once been published in Rolling Stone for a hilarious piece on the horrors of mascot abuse, the Vancouver-based raconteur is currently paid to
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Free Will Astrology Rob Brezsny • Week of MAY 24 ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19): “My soul is a fire that suffers if it doesn’t burn,” said Jean Prevost, a writer and hero of the French Resistance during the Second World War. “I need three or four cubic feet of new ideas every day, as a steamboat needs coal.” Your soul may not be quite as blazing as his, Aries, and you may normally be able to get along fine with just a few cubic inches of new ideas per day. But I expect that in the next three to four weeks, you will both need and yearn to generate Prevosttype levels of heat and light. Please make sure you’re getting a steady supply of the necessary fuel. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20): Here’s a great question to pose on a regular basis during the next three weeks: “What’s the best use of my time right now?” Whenever you ask, be sure to answer with an open mind. Don’t assume that the correct response is always, “working with white-hot intensity on churning out the masterpiece that will fulfill my dreams and cement my legacy.” On some occasions, the best use of your time may be doing the laundry or sitting quietly and doing nothing more than watching the world go by. Here’s a reminder from philosopher Jonathan Zap: “Meaning and purpose are not merely to be found in the glamorous, dramatic moments of life.” GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20): “Sometimes I think and other times I am,” said French poet Paul Valery. Most of us could say the same thing. From what I can tell, Gemini, you are now entering an intensely “I am” phase of your long-term cycle — a time when it will be more important for you to exclaim “woohoo!” than to mutter “hmmm;” a time to tune in extra strong to the nonverbal wisdom of your body and to the sudden flashes of your intuition; a time when you’ll generate more good fortune by getting gleefully lost in the curious mystery of the moment than by sitting back and trying to figure out what it all means.
LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22): It’s OK with me if you want to keep the lion as your symbolic animal, Leo. But I’d like to tell you why I’m proposing that you switch over to the tiger, at least for now. People who work with big cats say that lions tend to be obnoxious and grouchy, whereas tigers are more affable and easy to get along with. And I think that in the coming weeks it’ll be important for you to be like the tiger. During this time, you will have an enhanced power to cultivate friendships and influence people. Networking opportunities will be excellent. Your web of connections should expand. By the way, even though lions are called kings of the jungle, tigers are generally bigger, more muscular, and better fighters. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22): In 1977, the first Apple computers were built in a garage that Steve Jobs’ father provided for his son and Steve Wozniak to work in. (You can see the holy shrine here: tinyurl.com/AppleGarage.) I suggest you think about setting up your own version of that magic place sometime soon: a basement, kitchen, garage, warehouse, or corner of your bedroom that will be the spot where you fine-tune your master plan for the coming years — and maybe even where you begin working in earnest on a labor of love that will change everything for the better. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22): I have a head’s up for you, Libra. Do your best to avoid getting enmeshed in any sort of “he said/she said” controversy. Gossip is not your friend in the week ahead. Trying to serve as a mediator is not your strong suit. Becoming embroiled in personal disputes is not your destiny. In my opinion, you should soar free of all the chatter and clatter. It’s time for you to seek out big pictures and vast perspectives. Where you belong is meditating on a mountaintop, flying in your dreams, and charging up your psychic
batteries in a sanctuary that’s both soothing and thrilling. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21): In some Australian aborigine cultures, a newborn infant gets two names from the tribal elders. The first is the name everybody knows. The second is sacred, and is kept secret. Even the child isn’t told. Only when he or she comes of age and is initiated into adulthood is it revealed. I wish we had a tradition similar to this. It might be quite meaningful for you, because you’re currently navigating your way through a rite of passage that would make you eligible to receive your sacred, secret name. I suggest we begin a new custom: When you’ve completed your transformation, pick a new name for yourself, and use it only when you’re conversing with your ancestors, your teachers, or yourself. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21): Please raise your hand if you have ever sought out a romantic connection with someone mostly because of the way he or she looked. You shouldn’t feel bad if you have; it’s pretty common. But I hope you won’t indulge in this behavior any time soon. In the coming weeks, it’s crucial for you to base your decisions on deeper understandings — not just in regards to potential partners and lovers, but for everything. As you evaluate your options, don’t allow physical appearance and superficial attractiveness to be the dominant factors. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19): The 21st flight of the 4.5-billion-pound Space Shuttle Discovery was supposed to happen on June 8, 1995. But about a week before its scheduled departure, workers discovered an unforeseen problem. Northern Flicker Woodpeckers had made a mess of the insulation on the outer fuel tank; they’d pecked a couple of hundred
holes, some quite deep. To allow for necessary repairs, launch was postponed for over a month. I’m choosing this scenario to serve as a useful metaphor for you, Capricorn. Regard it as your notice not to ignore a seemingly tiny adversary or trivial obstacle. Take that almostinsignificant pest seriously. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18): It’s official: Dancing increases your intelligence. So says a report in the New England Journal of Medicine. Unfortunately, research found that swimming, bicycling, and playing golf are not at all effective in rewiring the brain’s neural pathways. Doing crossword puzzles is somewhat helpful, though, and so is reading books. But one of the single best things you can do to enhance your cognitive functioning is to move your body around in creative and coordinated rhythm with music. Lucky you: This is a phase of your astrological cycle when you’re likely to have more impulses and opportunities to dance. Take advantage! Get smarter. (More info: tinyurl.com/DanceSmart.) PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20): Your animal totem for the next phase of your astrological cycle is a creature called a hero shrew. Of all the mammals in the world, it has the strongest and heaviest spine proportionate to its size. This exceptional attribute makes the tiny animal so robust that a person could stand on it without causing serious harm. You will need to have a backbone like that in the coming weeks, Pisces. Luckily, the universe will be conspiring to help you. I expect to see you stand up to the full weight of the pressures coming to bear on you -- and do it with exceptional charisma. HOMEWORK: Write your ultimate personal ad. Address it to your current partner if you’re already paired. Share it with me at FreewillAstrology.com.
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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 openfastpitch.com or contact our ofﬁce at 604.536.9287 or info@canadianopen fastpitch.com And don’t forget to like us on Facebook at: http://www. facebook.com/Canadian OpenFastpitch and follow us on Twitter @CdnOpen!
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MOVING & STORAGE
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329 PAINTING & DECORATING AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.
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353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS ARROW ROOFING. Duroid. 35 yrs exp. WCB & Insured. Call for free estimate. Mark (604)760-4698 GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt Shingles, Flat roofs, WCB Clean Gutters. $80. 604-240-5362
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CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977 Cock-A-Poo x Poo pups. 1st shots Vet checked, non-shedding, S.Sry. $600. 604-541-9163/604-785-4809 COCKER SPANIEL Puppies Family raised – pure bred, no papers, $500. (604) 888-0832
NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com NEWFOUNDLAND pups, P/B. 2 male, 1blk, 1brwn. $1000 (604)8191466. No Sunday calls ST. Bernese pups, very cute, vet checked and ready to go. 604-7980027, or email@example.com. $800
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2001 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA, 1.8T turbo, 4 dr sedan, std, all options, exc cond. $5300 obo 604-780-8404
709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL ABBOTSFORD: For Lease: 12,000 sf industrial bldg with 3 large overhead drs & office. 1 acre paved and fenced yard with ample parking. Located close to Mt Lehman interchange. Call Ken 604-855-6430
748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION KITSILANO; 2 Bdrm furnished apt. Close to UBC, to share with UBC student. $700/mo incl utils. Avail now. (604)329-2296
1965 CADILLAC convertible, coupe de ville, white, blue lthr. int. collector plates $12,500. (604)945-6860
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615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY STEEL BUILDING - BLOWOUT SALE! 20X26 $5,199. 25X28 $5,799. 30X42 $8,390. 32X56 $11,700. 40X50 $14,480. 47X76 $20,325. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422.
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2 BED 2 bath plus balcony in the lions on Alburni st. 6 appliances, gym parking plus storage locked. great location, close to everything. Available June 1. To view call 778874-9433 $1900.00 pr/month
2004 BUICK RENDEZVOUS, immac, senior driven, 105K, no accid. $8000. call: (604)807-1894
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Must be employed w/ $1800/mo. income w/ drivers license. DL #30526
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. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888-5936095.
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673
847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES
2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $6000 firm. Call 604-538-4883
TRUCKS & VANS
1990 Chevy 20 van, good work truck, $1,000. Call 604-298-1238. 2000 DURANGO 4X4, loaded, seats 7, AirCrd, exc. cond. $4100 obo. Call 604-780-8404 2002 FORD E350 Cargo Van, new tires and battery, recently serviced, $5500. Call (604)728-0866 (Surrey) 2005 FORD F150, 4X4, crew cab , green, auto, 160 kms, options, $12,000 firm. Call 604-538-9257.
2001 BUICK LESABRE LTD. Loaded, HUD, certified, like new, private $4900 obo 778-565-4230
1 bedroom – includes heat / hot water some fully renovated! Sorry no pets.
HUGE 52 Apt. Garage Sale, in the garage at: 1355 Harwood St, West End. Sunday, May 27, 10am-4pm.
CARS - DOMESTIC
2000 SATURN 4 door, auto, 248K, new brakes, tires, waterpump, perfect car, $2500. (778)866-8218
MATTRESSES starting at $99
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
Need A Ride, Drive Today. Take $500 to $5000 Cash Home. Carter Credit 1.888.688.1837
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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
• Estate Services • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses & More!
2008 FREEDOM SPIRIT 20’ travel trailer, like new, hardly used, a/c, f/s, dble bed, dble sink, nook, couch 2 prop tanks/2 batteries, $10,500 obo. Must sell. (604)581-5117
Bachelor - $950/mo. 2-Bdrm $1650,- Hardwood floors. Avail May 1. Call 604-669-9769
CAIRN Terriers. Shots, dewormed. Ready to go to good homes. $650: 604-807-5204.
JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly
TOY POODLE puppies. 1 apricot, 1 white, both male. Adorable. $700. 778-240-2400 (Cloverdale)
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LAB PUPS, Chocolate, $700. vet ch, dew-claws rem. 1st shots, dewormed. qual. lines (604)702-0217
A-TECH Services 604-230-3539
• Tree & Stump Removal • Certiﬁed Arborists • 20 yrs exp. • 60’ Bucket Truck • Crown Reduction • Spiral Pruning • Land Clearing • Selective Logging ~ Fully Insured • Best Rates ~
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Tree removal done RIGHT!
FREE- Purebred Black Bearcoat Shar-pei - 2 yrs old - shots - neutered - Abbotsford - 778-241-0447
25 yrs in rooﬁng industry
2004 Itasca Senova 30 ft, V10, 75,000k. New tires. Gen. 12 ft slide. $35,000: 1-(604)820-0395
SPECIALIZING IN RE-ROOFING. WCB Insured., 3rd Party Liability, BBB member. Jas 604-726-6345
Family owned & operated. Fully insured. We do Cedar Shakes, conversions, concrete tiles, torchon, fibreglass shingles, restoration & repairs. 20 yr labour warranty. 604-723-2626
BUTE MANOR 2 Bedroom apt avail starting at $1550/mo. - West End. Clean, Quiet Bldg. No Pets. Near beach!
~ Crown Molding Installation ~ Staining & Custom Painting Laminate ﬂrs ~ H/W Reﬁnishing Mention this ad for $200. off on minimum $1000 job.
MOTORCYCLE HAULER, single/ dble/trpl large lockable utility box for all your gear. Wide easy load alum. ramp incl. $1295. 778-888-6805.
912 Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022
2004 MERCEDES E500, 4-matic, 4 dr, fully loaded, auto, black, 145K. good cond, no accid, $10,700 obo. 778-881-1216.
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
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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
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WEEKLY SPECIALS 100% BC Owned and Operated Prices Effective May 24 to May 30, 2012. We reserve the right to limit quantities. We reserve the right to correct printing errors.
Kicking Horse Organic Fair Trade Coffee
Camino Organic Fair Trade Chocolate Bars
454g • product of Canada
B.C. Grown, Certified Organic
Red Peppers, Hot House Grown, from Origin O
Tree of Life Organic Spreads
Genisoy Energy Bars
Enjoy Life Cookies
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
Olympic Multipack Yogurt
Certified Organic, Mexican Grown
4 lb bag
Summer Fresh Hummus Toppers
Earth’s Own Almond Beverages assorted varieties
GT’s Organic Raw Kombucha Drinks
480ml • +deposit +eco fee
Sun Rype 100% Fruit Juices
product of USA
1L • +deposit +eco fee product of BC
Bakery Department Angel Food Cake or Berry Cups
Casa Di Mama Frozen Pizzas
Eco Max Liquid Laundry Detergents
395-410g product of Germany
3.99 Organic Multigrain Bread
product of USA
Barbara's Fig Bars
Finn Crisp Crackers
product of USA
Terra Potato and Vegetable Chips
Casbah Meal Mixes
170-226g product of USA
product of Finland
10% off regular retail price
Health Care Department
bags or bins
reg price 5.39
Helen's Kitchen Organic Frozen Burritos
Bulk Department Raw Almonds
Tre Stelle Grana Padano Wedges
4.49 reg price 6.49
Progressive Organics Brown Rice Protein
Progressive Organics Rice Protein is made entirely from certified organic, non-GMO ingredients. The protein itself is derived from organic sprouted brown rice that has been grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers.
Joy of the Mountains A+ Oil of Oregano
30ml A+ Oil of Oregano is a new-and-improved formula that combines powerful oil of oregano with vitamin A. Like oregano, vitamin A is a potent must-have that will help keep you and your family feeling healthy during peak cold and flu seasons.
Jason Natural Toothpaste
Chocolate Chip Sorghum, Raisin Sunflower or Gingersnap Cookies package of 6
1.00 off regular retail price
product of USA
Seminars & Events at Choices Yaletown, 1202 Richards St., Vancouver. Monday, May 28, 5:00-7:00pm. Free Sessions!
Complimentary 15-minute Naturopathic Consults Look for our
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To register call 604-633-2392.
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