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Make Music Vancouver June 21 Try and find a better way to celebrate the first day of summer than by listening to more than150 amateur and professional artists gracing every street corner of Vancouver’s historic Gastown. At this all-day free event, the entire neighbourhood will be transformed into festive dance floors and musical stages. Move and groove down Water Street to all musical genres, including metal, punk, reggae, R&B, world music, rock, pop and more. The party continues after 10pm inside many of Gastown’s pubs, restaurants and eateries. Inspired by La Fete de la Musique, an event launched in France in 1982, this community oriented event has taken off across North America, celebrated in dozens of cities including Los Angeles and Denver. Make Music Vancouver is a grassroots event, made possible entirely by the extraordinary efforts of volunteers. MakeMusicVancouver.com.

Swan Lake The Mikhailovsky Ballet presents the classic ballet Swan Lake in Vancouver, June 13-16 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. With music by Tchaikovsky, this fouract masterpiece tells the story of Odette, a princess who is transformed into a swan by an evil sorcerer. The Mikhailovsky Theatre Ballet combines classical traditions with a spirit of innovation and bold artistic experiments. It is one of the oldest ballet houses in Russia, and its performances have been hailed worldwide, with the Daily Telegraph proclaiming their version of Swan Lake to be “a clear and sincere staging.” For tickets and show times, visit TicketMaster.com

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This is why I rant To everyone that rolls their eyes and sighs every time I start talking about oil tankers, pipelines and omnibus bills such as C-38, I am begging people who normally don’t care to start caring. These are not just my issues, they are our issues. This is not just political mumbo-jumbo, this is about us. This is about Canada. If you don’t want to pay attention to me ranting about it, then educate yourself about national issues in another way. When your grandchildren ask you what salmon were, you can only blame yourself for not putting your foot down to help save them. Action does not happen overnight when people are sleeping. Action happens when people take initiative to give power back to the people and say NO! The government should not dictate the future we should. If I had a Soap Box, via email

Real men don't need to I know that this subject has been raised before but, having just had my eardrums ripped apart by some jerk on a motorcycle with a ridiculously loud exhaust trying to accelerate from 0-150 kph over a 100 metre stretch of busy Bute Street, I have to ask why these inadequate people need to draw attention to themselves in such a juvenile way. Are we supposed to stand back in awe, clasp our hands and say out loud "Wow! He must be a REAL man!"? Not me. Roger via e-mail

Rules of the road Dear cyclists: you are to be traveling single file, not two or three abreast. I encourage the city police to watch for this, particularly along Beach Avenue.

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Back of the bus To the person with bus issues and people crowding the back door. Well, some people are getting off in the next couple stops and don't want to stuff themselves in the back making it difficult to leave the bus when their stop comes. Also the back door provides some space to stand so you aren't standing with your crotch or ass sticking in someone's face who is sitting down. Next time you are sitting and someone is standing near you, think about that and stop worrying about the crowded back door. B Nightingale, via email

Not the healthy option Using public transit is supposed to be an environmentally friendly option yet at the Broadway/Commerical station (as just one example) many people ignore the no-smoking signs. Or they show the same level of consideration by smoking at the bus-loading areas with 30 other people waiting. There's also a transit employee who works in the morning rush hour outside who smokes while on shift. To smokers: we can respect your rights, but you need to respect non-smokers' allergies and health conditions. Transit user and health care organization volunteer

Why pay for electric boost? The city has put up some signs for future towers that would enhance cellphone use but also include electric vehicle installations. Why should we pay for private vehicles? It’s like going to the gas station pump and expecting your neighbors to pay for your gas. Cell phones, yes. Plugging in electric vehicles, I’m not paying for it! Anonymous, via Rantline

Prickly cyclists Who screwed up and allowed the Cactus Club to have valet parking which crosses one of the busiest bicycle paths in the city? It''s not the valet parking per se that is an issue, although why if we're trying to be a green city do we even permit valet parking at all. The issue I have is the sheer amount of bicycle traffic that goes past there every day for the last 15 years that the path has been there. Now all of a sudden it's a concern to the park board and they might have to re-locate the bicycle path to accommodate the club? There's even talk about the park board putting up signs to stop the cyclists and make them walk their bicycles past the Cactus Club. What lunacy. Anonymous, via email

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Canada’s top dad? Despite the fame and accolades, nothing gives Ensemble’s Dale Mackay more pleasure than being with his son Ayden By Martha Perkins Father: “How was your day?” Son: “Okay.” Father, slightly exasperated: “What did you do at school?” Son, feigning boredom: “Nothing.” Father, making one more try at conversation: “What do you want for dinner?” Son, hoping his dad gives up: “I don’t know.”

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his is not — repeat, not — the conversation that Dale and Ayden Mackay are having as father and son walk along the tree-lined street that leads from General Gordon Elementary School to their home in Kitsilano. It’s a Thursday afternoon and, as is his custom, Dale has taken a pause from running his two restaurants — Ensemble and eTap — for a fatherhood hiatus. One question from Dale unleashes a torrent of little stories and observations from his 10-yearold son. The two converse with a comfortable companionship that’s so strong it’s palpable. Sometimes Ayden looks up at his father to share something particularly funny. Sometimes Dale reaches out to touch Ayden on the shoulder or to brush aside Ayden’s long bangs. Sometimes they hold hands as Ayden chatters away about friends, comic books and, of course, food. Ask Ayden what he wants to be when he grows up and he instantly says chef. He knows how hard be-

ing a chef is because he’s watched his dad put in many long hours to get to where he is. Ayden isn’t fooled by all the fun parts — such as becoming last season’s winner of Top Chef Canada and the attention that came with it. Sure, he likes watching his dad on TV (or joining him as guest judge this season), but in order to get the cameras focused on you, you first have to put in many years in a hot kitchen. Still, Ayden dreams of owning his own restaurant, even though his father has already told him that apprenticeship starts by doing the dishes.

spending weekdays with his dad and weekends with his mother Melanie. His favourite thing to do with his dad is movie night. It’s on Mondays, the only day of the week his dad gets off. They order pizza — Ayden always gets pepperoni and green pepper and Dale chomps down on pineapple and ham — and then watch movies in their underwear. (It’s a guys thing, Ayden says. “We’re definitely boys, for sure.”) “For us,” Dale adds, “it’s to make sure that when we have time together it’s quality time.” Essentially, when Dale’s not with Ayden, he’s at work and when work takes him away from Vancouver, he takes Ayden with him whenever possible. Sharing his dad with so many people means that Ayden has had to make sacrifices, but it’s also meant trips to Toronto to be on the Food Network set, or flying to Kelowna to watch his dad judge an Iron Chef competition. Ayden accepts the bad with the good. “I know he has to do his job and that’s what got him to where he is today, Top Chef Canada, and I’m proud of that,” Ayden says. And yet for all that Ayden and Dale are obviously such good friends, Dale is very much aware of his role as father. “You have to be buddies but my job is to raise him properly. I’m pretty hard on him but he’s very even keeled and mature.” Dale’s parenting role model is his mother. There was absolute love but there was also a demand for mutual respect. Dale strives for the same as a father and is completely open with

COVERSTORY A self-confessed picky eater who is now branching out to more adventurous foods such as butter chicken, he’s not sure what will be on the menu of his restaurant. But he knows what he’d like to call it. Ayden looks up at his dad and says, “Ensemble Junior.” “That would be awesome,” Ayden adds, his eyes shimmering as if he can see the sign above the restaurant now. Dale Mackay always dreamed of being a father. “It’s the ultimate goal to share,” he says, and being raised in a loving family in Saskatchewan, it seems natural to him to want to create the same opportunities for his family. Right now there’s only Ayden but he hopes one day there will be more kids. Ayden seems interested in the idea too. At present he’s taking advantage of being an only child,

Ayden and Dale Mackay get along so well together that their love is palpable even as they walk home together. It’s little surprise that Ayden wants to be a chef, too. Martha Perkins photo Ayden. Do they ever fight? Only about what movie to watch, Ayden says. As Father’s Day approaches, Ayden’s asked what words he’d use to describe how he feels about his father. For the first time in this interview, he’s tongue-tied. He turns to his dad to help him with the answer. “I love you,” Ayden says,” and I don’t know how to put it in little words to explain it.”

Dale nods his head and says he knows, and not just because they tell each other “I love you” every day. It’s that love he cherishes above all else, and gives him the most satisfaction. It makes all the other stresses okay and puts all the other joys in perspective. He couldn’t live without it. “Knowing there’s someone who loves you,” Dale says “is a pretty big thing.”

Suzuki passes down lessons of his father By Kelsey Klassen

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ometimes heroes erupt across the pages of our imagination, born suddenly out of tragedy or some twist of fate. More rarely, and perhaps more enduringly, heroes are grown in the shadows of other great men, as extensions of the visionaries who have come before. This is the power that a father wields in the eyes of his children. Ask David Suzuki, respected CBC broadcaster, nature advocate and hero to many, the why of it all, and he quickly makes it clear that his compelling approach to environmentalism was largely borne of the latter — the nurturing love of a father who bucked family expectation in favour of weekend fishing trips with his son. “My father really was my hero, my teacher, my mentor,” begins Suzuki. “My grandparents came from Japan and like all immigrant families, they came totally impoverished. Their whole thing was ‘Make money, you’ve gotta make money to get the security. Work, work, work.’ And I always said to my dad, ‘Dad, you were a mutant, what the hell was wrong with you?’” The eldest son in the family

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of seven, Kaoru Carr Suzuki was expected to set the example, but he would take time off to spend it outdoors. “He had a garden, and his parents, my grandparents, thought he was frivolous.” Suzuki says that made him feel “very resentful” as a child. “The whole family would gather every weekend to have dinner at the grandparents’ place and they’d be giving him shit: ‘Why did you take David fishing when you could have been home on Saturday working?’ But it was my dad’s love of the out of doors that was everything to me. The first memory I have in Vancouver was downtown. We’d gone to a small store to buy a tent and we set it up right on the wooden floor and crawled in. It was the most vivid memory of the excitement of going camping with my dad.” But while the seed was planted at an early age, that alone wasn’t enough to forge The Environmentalist as we know him today. “Part of the motivation was the war years. Although I was a third generation Canadian, my government said I wasn’t to be trusted, that we were basically enemy aliens. And the result of that is I have a very deep hang- up about the way I look, being Asian, and a hang-up about constantly want-

ing to show Canadians that I’m a worthwhile person — that they made a mistake.” Suzuki’s lingering insecurities could be the one thing he hasn’t passed down to his children. “I never intended to have my children become like me, but environmentalism is a way of seeing the world and, to me, I’ve been very successful as a father because they are all like that. One’s an artist, one works for the Vancouver Hospital, but they all are avid outdoorspeople, campers; they see the world as I do.” Children often ask Suzuki how to save the world. “First I tell them, ‘The world is doing fine. The world doesn’t care whether humans are here or not so don’t think you’re saving the world, but what do you want to be as an adult? Follow your heart, whatever you love, you’ll be good at.’ My kids have got it, and they certainly are passing it on to my grandchildren.” Now, as the fifth generation stares up at the man in the loose red shirt and kindly face, will they walk in his footsteps? “I am now an absolute, overthe-moon grandfather. And I like to tell people, ‘Look, I’m past the stage. Testosterone levels have dropped. When you’re not think-

David Suzuki’s passion for protecting nature runs in the family (pictured with daughters Severn Cullis-Suzuki, left, and Sarika Cullis-Suzuki). David Suzuki Foundation photo ing about sex every minute, I’ve gotten really smart!’ No one can accuse me of wanting more fame or money or power. I’m past that, I’m 76 years old, and my whole priority is my grandchildren.” He spent a week with them on Haida Gwaii recently, and, by all indications, has no intention of hanging up his cape. “The day I left I took my older grandson with a net and we went to this little wee bit of water and found frogs’ eggs. It was so absolutely magical. He didn’t know what the hell it was. I said, ‘Look inside, you can see the baby frogs,’

and by the time we got them to the bucket at his house, they were already emerging from the jelly. When I called him last, he was so excited — he calls me bompa — ‘Bompa, Bompa, my tadpoles are now swimming.’ And apparently everybody that now comes to the house it’s ‘Come and see my tadpoles.’ You know, they’re my tadpoles. That, to me, is the beginning of the whole thing.” Maybe not the stuff of classic comic book lore, but if David Suzuki were a superhero franchise, we’d be in store for some very successful remakes.

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The Furlong touch You know what he did with the Vancouver Olympics. Now John Furlong is going to do the same with the Whitecaps FC — turn us all into believers By Martha Perkins

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ohn Furlong was at Canada Hockey Place when Sidney Crosby scored the gold-medal goal for Canada as the crowning moment of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games. So you can say he’s experienced the excitement of sports. But nothing prepared him for the Whitecaps FC game in Portland a few weeks ago. “It was so dramatic it was almost frightening,” says the new executive chair of Vancouver Whitecaps FC professional soccer team. “The fans were standing and singing for three hours. They never stopped until we got a goal. It was electrifying.” Now his job is to ensure other Vancouverites catch the spark and, judging by the way he ignited this city’s Olympic fever, you know resistance is futile. Just become a Whitecaps FC fan right now. Why bother waiting? “Help us be great at this and we will repay you by someday playing on the world stage,” he said at a recent BC Clefs d’Or (professional concierge) meet-

ing at Fairmont Pacific Rim in his first public address in his new role. Last year, he noted, the Whitecaps FC finished their season at the bottom of the league. Now the team has beaten some of the top teams, and is hoping to make it to the playoffs. New York is coming to BC Place soon and, Furlong says, “we can’t possibly let them leave with anything.” Furlong is embracing his new role. After a well-needed rest after heading VANOC, he was searching for something that would continue to make him feel that what he was doing mattered, that how he approached his job could make a difference in people’s lives. He found it with the Whitecaps FC. And just as he watched “the entire city become a chorus” for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, he believes the same can happen with the ’Caps. However, his message to the concierges is his message to everyone else in Vancouver: “We will never be great unless this city helps us be great.”

“We will never be great unless this city helps us be great,” says John Furlong, executive chair of the Whitecaps FC.

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Fun places to watch the Euro Cup We asked the Vancouver members of BC Clefs d’Or to let us know of some of the best places to watch the soccer games. • Mark Finn, Fairmont Pacific Rim I highly recommend the Red Card sports bar (900 Smithe). They open 8am daily and will be serving breakfast. They have purchased a special liquor licence and will be serving alcohol starting at 9am. • Shelley Hayashi, Pan Pacific: It would be fun to go to the “houses” of the team country, eg. London Pub on Main (England House), Hellenic Community Centre at 4500 Arbutus (Greek House), Polish Community Centre at 4015 Fraser (Polish House), Alpen Club on Victoria Drive (Deutschland House) or Doolin’s (Irish House). Of course, along Commercial Drive is where the action is — Cafe Roma, the Portuguese Club and some of the traditional Italian coffee shops. • Rodolfo Parra, Fairmont Waterfront We had two guests who went to Blarney Stone (216 Carrall) and they said they had a nice time with good food and drinks. They have 10 large TVs and two 100” screens. All Ireland and England matches will be shown live, as well as all final matches, with no cover charge. There’s an all-day breakfast every day.

Vancouver riot, one year later

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ollowing last year’s destructive Stanley Cup riots, Vancouverites displayed an overwhelming sense of love for their city by signing and decorating the pieces of plywood used to cover up broken windows of local businesses. Words of inspiration and condemnation of violence remind us that we can learn from our mistakes. Fifteen of these boards will be on display at the Museum of Vancouver as a part of its newest exhibit, Reading the Riot Boards. There’s opening dialogue on June 15 with playwright Kevin Loring, City Councillor Andrea Reimer, and photographer Maurice Li. It will be “a multi-faceted examination of how the riots altered our collective conscience, spurred new civic conversations, and changed how Vancouverites see themselves and each other.” The event is by donation. MOV members free.

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Barista Colter Jones does double duty with pastry chef Dawne Gourley at 49th Parallel, which also includes Lucky’s Doughnuts. Andrew Morrison photos

Nose to Tail dinners at Cibo Cibo Trattoria’s executive chef Neil Taylor and the Italian restaurants’ general manager Steve Edwards have paired up for weekly Nose To Tail dinners every Tuesday night in June. Lillian Wei photo

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ometimes it’s better not to concentrate too much on what you’re eating and simply enjoy the food. For those who are not yet fans of the nose-to-tail culinary trend, that might be the best approach for the series of weekly Nose to Tail dinners at Cibo. The menu includes grilled ox heart with porcini and bone marrow salsa, devilled squab livers and hearts, crispy lamb’s tongue and chocolate, blood and orange gelato. But please, please don’t say “Ick!” Executive chef Neil Taylor and his team have created a wonderful menu of delicate flavours, with each dish beautifully

prepared with complementary flavours. While these dishes may be common in other countries, many Canadians have not yet developed a taste for them. Here’s your chance. Cibo has definitely honoured the sacrifice that these animals make for our culinary pleasures. The Nose To Tail Dinners are every Tuesday night in June. Cibo Trattoria is in Moda Hotel (900 Seymour.) It was voted the best new restaurant by enRoute magazine in 2009 and was also named one of the top Italian restaurants in the world by Ospitalita Italiana in 2011. CiboTrattoria.com

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Main Street gets lucky OnThePLATE By Andrew Morrison

New 49th Parallel café also offers some of the best donuts in town

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oes Main Street need another coffee shop? It’s a silly question, really, but it was floated nevertheless when Kitsilano’s 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters announced last month that it would open its second location at Main and 13th. If we lived in a one dimensional world where all cafes were created equal, the answer would be no. There are well over a hundred places to get a cup of coffee on Main between Railtown and Riley Park. The choices can be bewildering, but there are precious few that I’d visit more than once or want to spend any amount of time in. The new 49th Parallel location — hardly two weeks old — is immediately added to that number for several reasons, chief among them being the delicious ace up its sleeve. If you took away all the coffee, I’d still return for the doughnuts — Lucky’s Doughnuts, to be precise. The new, off-shoot brand from 49th Parallel owner Vince Piccolo is being incubated here in a back corner of the voluminous, 100-seat address, where a crew led by 49th Parallel fixture Colter Jones (one of the best baristas in the world) and pastry chef Dawne Gourley hand-pipe tasty rings galore and stack them behind glass right where customers queue to order. Doughnuts come in many guises from “Sugar & Spice” (cinnamon and cardamom) and “Old Fashioned” (drenched in salted caramel) to peanut butter-glazed filled with raspberry jelly and plump fritters topped with applewood smoked bacon. I’ve tried them all, and I think their straight-up chocolate doughnut — so rich and dense with chocolate flavour — is the best in show. I’m also a sucker for the Lemon Bismarck, which oozes with tart decadence, but if I had to pick a favourite, it would be the one with bacon. Though slightly inferior to the bacon doughnut at Cartems on the DTES (which boasts a wonderful maple and bourbon glaze that swats at the bacon’s saltiness), it’s still a bacon doughnut, which is in and of itself an invariably wonderful thing. I wasn’t a big fan of the mango (too saccharine in its tanginess) or the honey, orange and pistachio (too pistachio-y), but such diversity invites nitpickery with one or two failures standing only to enrich the overall experience. Just ask Goldilocks or Forrest Gump. It marks a point in our city’s history when

it is emerging from something of a quality doughnut drought. We’ve long had to count on doughnuts from Lee’s on Granville Island and Honey’s in Deep Cove to keep us sane and satiated in a dark ring-world ruled by Tim Hortons. And while no newcomer will topple the timbit behemoth or even make it the slightest bit nervous, they can still provide us with vastly superior alternatives, as both Lucky’s and Cartems do in spades. Piccolo is smart, too. Rather than committing his new brand to a location of its own out of the gate, he has it umbilically connected to 49th Parallel, a well-regarded company with lots of already existing loyal customers. When I asked him if he was already looking towards building another 49th Parallel, he just smiled and said “Probably not. But we might see more of Lucky’s.” And why not? On its first day, the new cafe was hit with a tidal wave of keeners. There were line-ups and nary a seat to be had, and the chatter was all about the doughnuts. But however much we might be besotted by its new and novel strengths in doughnuttery, let’s not forget that 49th Parallel is an elite local coffee company that approaches every cup with the kind of Newtonian seriousness we usually see from fetishists. Truly, a bad coffee here is about as likely as a bad sandwich at Meat & Bread or a bad sauce at Cioppino’s. It’s just not going to happen. And they’re getting more interactive with coffee, too, offering “flights” so customers can compare beans and hosting educational seminars and courses at a specially-made, wholly convertible table with stools that swing out on gorgeous, wrought iron arms. It’s one of the most beautifully constructed pieces of furniture I’ve ever laid eyes on. It even has a hand-crank that can raise and lower the level by a foot. As I said up top, there are over 100 places on this street to get a cup of coffee, and though some are better than others, not everyone in the community is a coffee nerd. Most people who sit in cafes these days do so among friends for a quick klatch or to read a book or hone in on some free wi-fi. To compete, a swell, inviting environment is a must, and 49th Parallel has just that, with plenty of exposed beams, industrial light fixtures, lots of little zones for ensconcing, and a growing vinyl collection to boot (Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” was playing on my last visit). I particularly loved the look of the tucked away, button-leather booth that could probably sit five at a squeeze, and my bum was lost in one of the cozy, over-sized armchairs (next to a fireplace of course). And on finer days, the garage doors will lift to bring fresh air in and customers out to a 30-seat patio. Take it all in at 2902 Main (at 13th Ave).

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David Wolowidnyk, bar manager at West Restaurant, has been crowned the World’s Most Imaginative Bartender by Bombay Sapphire. He and seven other finalists travelled to Morocco, which is home to one of 10 exotic botanicals used in Bombay Sapphire. The win — a cocktail called Beldi (“natural” in Moroccan) — earns him a place as the first member in the newly created Bombay Sapphire Cocktail Hall of Fame and he will return as a judge in 2013.

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Yew joins Ocean Wise Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver executive chef Ned Bell (left) and Ocean Wise partner relations manager Mike McDermid (right) marvel at a 5-foot giant prawn art display that will be featured in the hotel lobby through June 27, demonstrating that small things are becoming huge problems in today’s overfished oceans. Yew Restaurants is the newest member of the Ocean Wise program that gives diners menu choices that help ensure we have sustainable fisheries.

Okanagan wine tour Kick off summer this weekend with members of the Okanagan Falls Winery Association. Enjoy free appetizers while you get a sneak peak at what’s being poured this summer at the following wineries: Blasted Church, Blue Mountain Vineyards, Kraze Legz, Meyer Family Vineyards, Noble Ridge Vineyards & Winery, Painted Rock Estate Winery, See Ya Later Ranch, Stag’s Hollow Winery & Vineyard, Synchromesh Wines and Wild Goose Vineyards. The free tour is June 14 from 4 to 7pm. For details go to OFWA.ca.

Cigar cruise Cigar aficionados have few places where they can wine, dine and smoke outside their own homes in Vancouver. Cigar Connoisseurs of Gastown

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Urban Fare opens at Olympic Village Store manager Wes Lewis welcomed shoppers to the new Urban Fare Express, which officially opened next to the Salt Building in Olympic Village on Saturday. As well as its wide selection of local and organic products, including options for meals-on-the-go, Urban Fare’s fourth location features a 50-seat lounge with large community table, free WIFI and laptop hookups. The decor includes an archway crafted from brick reclaimed from Vancouver’s Pantages Theatre.

Stoneboat Winery at Salt Artisanal cheese, local charcuterie and new releases from Stoneboat Vineyards: three reasons to make a reservation at Gastown’s Salt Tasting Room on June 26. Tim and Jay Martiniuk, members of the family that owns and operates Stoneboat Vineyards, will attend the event and share their insights into the new vintages as part of the Salt Cellar Series. Tickets are $40. SaltTastingRoom.com.

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‘ve been producing and presenting a bunch of BC wine education seminars to people in the restaurant and retail trade on behalf of the BC Wine Institute over the last month. It’s allowed me to focus and reflect on our local industry. As with any global wine region, there are a variety of opinions about where we should be, whether we’re talking what grapes grow best in our various microclimates and the style of wine we should make with them. The broad consensus throughout these seminars has been that BC wines have improved greatly over the past 10 years. As we understand our terroir, we are finally moving away from trying to emulate wine styles from other parts of the world, and are more comfortable in our own skin. This means a little less focus on tough-to-ripen grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon (though quite hot, we do have a fairly short growing season after all) and not masking the purity and expressiveness of our fruit with too-heavy oak or other winery manipulations. The style we seem to do best, and what wine drinkers around the province seem to be drinking, are fresh, aromatic and bright styles that allow our grapes to sing with lofty acidity and regional character, from our mineral-rich soil to occasional refreshing hints of Okanagan sagebrush. It could almost be said that Heidi Noble and Michael Dinn of Naramata’s JoieFarm Winery were ahead of their time in recognising these traits and taking full advantage of them. When the amiable couple left their restaurant and wine agent careers in Vancouver to produce wine in Naramata back in 2003, there were 81 wineries in British Columbia. A decade later, we’re now at a very ambitious 209. In fact, the growth is so rapid I feel that even though this is a weekly paper, I should put in the caveat that we’re at 209 wineries “as of this printing.” The style of wine that JoieFarm produces, along

with winemaker Robert Thielicke, has always centred around aromatic whites inspired by Alsace with a couple labels giving a nod toward Burgundy. They’ve been some of the most sought-after wines coming out of the Okanagan year after year, for good reason. Not only have they always understood the potential of our wine country and what we do best, but their wines are among the most suitable for the way we eat in British Columbia. Whether colourful vegetarian fare, fresh seafood, South Asian or Indian cuisine, the wines coming out of JoieFarm’s tiny Naramata winery almost a decade later continue to set the bar for expressing the sunny Okanagan’s character, vintage after vintage. It’s always a sure sign that summer is on the way when their new releases make their way to Vancouver. Heidi and Mike’s wines are available in private wine shops, VQA stores and many local restaurants. A couple of favourites:

JoieFarm 2011 A Noble Blend ($23.90) Made for al fresco dining and plenty of cheer with friends, the blend of Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Auxerrois pairs local orchard apples and pears with tropical lychee and guava elements that will have you topping up your glass often.

JoieFarm 2011 Riesling ($22.90) An off-dry style that makes it a no-brainer for any Asian fare that has some heat to it, the lemongrass, mango and floral opulence will dovetail with exotic flavours perfectly.

JoieFarm 2011 Rosé ($20.90) Predominantly a blend of Gamay and Pinot Noir, this perennial favourite is no stranger to local wine fans. Juicy and full of cherries, plums, nectarine and white pepper, pair it with chicken, duck, halibut, salmon, steak, rabbit, turkey, bison, pasta, leftovers, sushi, popcorn, chocolate bars, anything! For more wine news and views go to KurtisKolt.com or follow me on Twitter @KurtisKolt.

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Purdy’s team looks for sweet success in singing competition By Gen Handley When Purdy’s Chocolates announced to its staff that the reality music competition, Canada Sings, wanted the Vancouver sweets-maker to put a team together, Kevin Williams was the first to volunteer. “I can’t tell you why, but immediately after the meeting, I said I was interested,” says Williams who is an IT systems administrator. “Something just told me to do it.” Shortly after, Williams and nine other staff members from departments throughout Purdy’s assembled a team called Sweet Day, and sent it — as

well as an audition tape — to Toronto. The show’s producers liked what they heard. Canada Sings sent a vocal coach and choreographer to Vancouver to work with Williams and the team. They practised intensely with the coaches for one week and then rehearsed on their own for three weeks, meeting at least every other day for a few hours until the competition date. On March 22, they flew to Toronto where they competed against Toronto’s GO Transit. “Everyone also practised on their own and really put a lot of work into it and was really, really enthusiastic,” Williams says. “They put everything into it during that four- or five-week

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You knew they made wonderful chocolates and on June 19 you’ll find out they’re pretty good singers, too. Purdy’s Chocolates has entered a team in Canada Sings. Whether they win the $25,000 prize or not, the company will donate $10,000 to the MS Society in honour of staff member Kevin Williams’s wife. (He’s the one holding the sign.) period. It was fantastic.” All of this practice and hard work is to win $25,000 for the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society of Canada. Purdy’s chose the MS Society as the awardmoney recipient in part in honour of Williams and his wife of 19 years, Laurie, who lives with MS. “This charity is something that is very close to our hearts and has helped us out,” says Williams. Regardless of whether Sweet Day wins the competition, Purdy’s president Karen Flavelle announced that the chocolate-maker will donate $10,000 to the MS Society. “It was a pretty amazing moment,” Williams says. “It really hit me emotionally because of the close ties with the MS Society. There were already 10 people at Purdy’s away from their jobs for a week

[because of the demands of the competition], so to add $10,000 and say, ‘We’re behind you and support what you’re doing’ was really amazing.” Aside from a few small parts in high school plays and some singing around the house, Williams says that he has no performing experience. So how does Laurie feel about her husband’s voice? “She gets to hear my singing all of the time, but I don’t think she thinks I should cut a record or anything,” he says with a laugh. “But she does know, now, that I can carry a tune.” To see the Purdy’s Sweet Day team compete for the MS Society on Canada Sings, tune into Global Television on Tuesday, June 19.

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YYoga moves into Kitsilano New 8,000 sq.ft. studio includes café and patio By Jenn Chic

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t’s easy to want to do more yoga. What’s not easy is getting to class. “With YYoga Kitsilano opening this week, at least a couple of those excuses can very validly fly out the window,” hopes the founder. “I wanted to create a studio that would make getting to yoga as easy as possible — it would be hard to make an excuse not to go,” says Terry McBride on a tour of the new 8,000 sq.ft lifestyle studio on W. 4th. “You’ll be able to get into whatever type of class you want, when you want, with just one pass.” The new Kitsilano location helps to round out the downtown radius of YYoga Studios. All of them are within about 20 minutes of each other, which helps to ensure access no matter where you are. Classes can be reserved online, but like any really great restaurant, about half the spots are left open for the spontaneous. “This isn’t New York-style yoga,” McBride says, referring to the infamously tight class layouts in the Big Apple. “There is room for as

many as 50 students in each class but everyone will have enough space.” The studio will have two very defined areas — the quiet, practice area and the vibrant community area. McBride’s other “job” in the recording industry has ensured that acoustic design was a priority for each. “Even if you’re at the back of the class, the instructor can simply speak her cues. It’ll be easy to forget your mat is just metres away from one of the busiest streets in Vancouver.” The community area, on the other hand is a place to gather, McBride hopes. Yoga is a lifestyle and community is a very important aspect of that. There will be plenty of seating to connect with friends and enjoy the organic cafe or just a cup of complimentary tea in a music-filled, naturally-lit space. “And this is Kits— of course, we needed a patio. A year-round patio,” McBride says with a smile. With heaters lining the roof even the coldest, dampest December day would still have a cozy spot to spend quality patio-time with friends. With a swipe of a fob, members have access to their class of choice, the infra-red sauna, showers, towels and mats are included. No excuses. Now get to class.

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Free Will Astrology Rob Brezsny • Week of JUNE 14 ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19): It's time for your right hand to find out what your left hand has been doing, and vice versa. They've been attending to their separate agendas for a while, and now it would be wise to have them work together more closely. As they get reacquainted, a bit of friction would be understandable. You may have to serve as a mediator. Try to get them to play nicely with each other for a while before jumping in to the negotiations about how best they can cooperate in the future. And be very firm with them: no slapping or fighting allowed. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20): Some relationships that you call "friendships" may be little more than useful connections or status boosters or affiliations that enhance your power and influence. There's no shame in that. But it's also a smart idea to make sure that at least some of your alliances are rooted primarily in pure affection. You need to exchange energy with people who don't serve your ambitions so much as they feed your soul. The coming weeks will be an excellent time to cultivate friendships like that. Take good care of those you have, and be alert for the possibility of starting a new one. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20): Do you remember what you were doing between July 2000 and June 2001? Think back. Did anything happen then that felt like a wild jumpstart, or a series of epiphanies, or a benevolent form of shock therapy? Were you forcibly dislodged from a rut by an adversary who eventually became an ally? Did you wake up from a sleepy trance you didn't even know you had been in? I'm guessing that at least some of those experiences will be returning in the coming months, but on a higher octave this time. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22): Author Steven Covey describes your "circle of concern" as everything you're concerned with or worried about. Your "circle of influence," on the other hand, is anything that's within your ability to change. For example, you may have general long-term questions or anxieties about the future of your health. That's your circle of concern. But your circle of influence contains specific actions you can take to affect your health today, like eating good food, getting enough sleep, and doing exercise. What I'm seeing for you, Cancerian, is that the coming weeks will be an excellent time to spend less time in your circle of concern and more in your circle of influence. Stop fantasizing about what may or may not happen, and simply

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take charge of the details that make a difference. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22): There's a wild zoo about two hours northwest of Seattle. After paying your fee, you drive your car through acres of land where large animals are allowed to roam free. When I took the tour, I stopped my rented Dodge Stratus by the side of the road to get a better look at a humongous buffalo with a humped back and a long woolly beard. It lumbered over to where I was parked and for the next five minutes thoroughly licked my windshield with its enormous purple tongue. My head was just inches away from its primal power, and yet I was safe and relaxed and perfectly amused. I wouldn't be surprised if you had a comparable experience sometime soon, Leo. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22): In the Biblical book of Genesis, Jacob had a dream of angels ascending and descending a ladder that went up to heaven. I recommend that you try to incubate a similar dream, or else do some meditations in which you visualize that scene. It would help prime your psyche for one of this week's top assignments, which is to be adaptable as you go back and forth between very high places and very low places. Heaven and earth need to be better connected. So do the faraway and the close-at-hand, as well as the ideal and the practical. And you're the right person for the job. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22): Thomas Edison said something to the effect that a person who is thoroughly satisfied is probably a failure. I guess he meant that if you're not always pushing to make your life better, you must not have very high standards or passionate goals. While I can see the large grains of truth in that, I don't think it applies in all cases -- like for you right now. During the upcoming grace period, it will make sense for you to be perfectly content with the state of your life just as it is. To do so won't make you lazy and complacent. Just the opposite, in fact: It will charge your psychic batteries and create a reservoir of motivational energy for the second half of 2012. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21): Twenty-four-year-old actress Annalynne McCord has risen up in rebellion against what she calls "Hollywood's perfection requirement." Lately she has been brazenly appearing in public without any make-up on. She has even encouraged paparazzi to snap photos of her in her natural state. "I'm not perfect," she says, "and that's okay with me." I nominate her to be your role model in the coming weeks, Scorpio. You will be able to stir up useful blessings for yourself by being loyal to the raw truth. You can gain power by not hiding anything. (And yes, I realize that last statement is in conflict with the core Scorpionic philosophy.) Here's my guarantee: It'll be fun to be free of unrealistic images and showy deceptions.

SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21): Nineteenth-century Russian novelist Ivan Turgenev once called his fellow novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky a "pimple on the face of literature." But more than a hundred years after that crude dismissal, Dostoyevsky is a much more highly regarded and influential writer than Turgenev. Use this as inspiration, Sagittarius, if you have to deal with anyone's judgmental appraisals of you in the coming days. Their opinions will say more about them than about you. Refresh your understanding of the phenomenon of "projection," in which people superimpose their fantasies and delusions on realities they don't see clearly. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19): Take a few deep breaths. It's important not to get overly worked up about your recent diversion from the Truth and the Way. I mean it's not like you sold heroin to high school students or dumped toxic waste into a mountain stream, right? It's true that you've incurred a minor karmic debt that will ultimately have to be repaid. And yes, you've been reminded that you can't allow yourself to lower your standards even slightly. But I doubt any of it will matter in five years — especially if you atone now. So please go ahead and give yourself a spanking, make a definitive plan to correct your error, and start cruising in the direction of the next chapter of your life story. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18): Have you ever tried to drink from a fire hose? The sheer amount and force of the water shooting out the end makes it hard to actually get any moisture in your mouth, let alone enjoy the process. On the other hand, it is kind of entertaining, and it does provide a lot of material to tell funny stories about later on. But are those good enough reasons to go ahead and do it? I say no. That's why I advise you, metaphorically speaking, to draw your sustenance from a more contained flow in the coming week. Cultivate a relationship with a resource that gives you what you really need. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20): The coming week will be an excellent time to declare your independence from anything that depresses you, obsesses you, or oppresses you. You will attract help from unexpected sources if you take that brave action. At the same time, it'll be a perfect moment to declare your interdependence with anything that fires up your imagination, stirs up smart hope, or fills you with a desire to create masterpieces. Be adventurous as you dream about blending your energies with the very best influences. HOMEWORK: What do you know or do that no one else in the world has a clue about? Tell all! Go to FreeWillAstrology.com

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Put a bow on it haven’t learned all the technical terms — some have more of a diamond cut-in, or a flat cut-in, some are skinnier as well.” So starts my introduction to the intimiKari Bergrud of Belvedere mens’ accessories is filling a niche with handdating world of bow ties. I can’t help but relax made bow ties. Zach Bulick photo a little when Kari Bergrud of Belvedere admits she’s sort of just winging it as well. The self-taught seamstress got into the haberA lot of dads out there used to wear bow ties, but stopped because dashery business by accident. Almost a decade of wearing a tie as it was unfashionable. With them coming back, it’s allowing them a server familiarized her with the cut of its jib. Then she started to go back to the way things were and still seem cool.” selling handmade jewelry at markets and loved the bustle of the If you aren’t well-versed, pair your new bow tie with a slightly DIY (do-it-yourself) scene but not the jewelry making per se. So more casual short-sleeved dress shirt the first time. As Bergrud she switch to ties, which brings us to Belvedere: classic ties, bow says, no one should have to go out and buy a whole new wardties, suspenders, pins and tie clips. Or, as she calls them, classy robe just to wear a bow tie. And Belvedere’s wide selection of goods for classy gents. patterns and prints means you aren’t restricted to wearing shirts in Don’t let the catch phrase fool you though — the 1950s-injust white or grey. spired retro menswear looks just as good on her female clientele. “It’s a funny accessory, just fabric tied around the neck in a very When she’s not working as a fundraiser for the Union Gosparticular knot. But I guess it’s just the same as a scarf or a neckpel Mission on the DTES, Bergrud is bending recycled forks and lace for a girl; it completes the ensemble.” spoons into vintage tie clips, assembling snappy suspenders, And then there’s that little issue... While the bow tie has been interfacing fabrics and hand-stitching perfect symmetry into her around for hundreds of years, very few of her customers have used products. that time to learn how to tie one. And while the basic shape of the bow tie hasn’t evolved much “It’s very rare I find someone who knows how to tie a bow tie, since the 17th century when it first debuted, Bergrud listens her but they all want a tie-your-own bow tie,” she laughs. “It’s not 21st century clients’ requests — choosing fabrics such as navy something taught in our generation.” with a slash of orange or discrete florals — and she allows herself Those lucky enough to buy directly from Belvedere at this to be influenced by the seasons. season’s craft markets could ask for them to be tied in advance, “I try to be intentional with what I do, keeping with lighter but it’s a good skill to learn. You receive a handy instruction sheet colours for spring, but including really bright bowties with a sharp with purchase. Youtube is also a great resource for seeing the techcolour popping.” nique first-hand, but Bergrud has her own sources... “Old school And it’s working. While her products can be found at formerly tailors. It’s always the old Italian guys that teach you. When in female-only retailer Barefoot Contessa (Main or Commercial), in doubt on getting a straight-shave or going to the barber — Italian her bedroom sewing studio, there is a complete lack of stock. guy.” “I’m on a sewing binge right now. I’ve had to start saying no to And borrowing again from the Italian men, the trick to rocking custom orders; there’s just not enough time.” any fashion choice is confidence. If the mere thought of cheeky bow ties doesn’t instantly conjure images of dad, here’s a tug at the heartstrings courtesy of Bergrud. Her website (BelvedereGents.com) is currently under construction, but “For the younger dad, it’s in fashion right now. It’s a bit differinquires can be directed to kari.bergrud@gmail.com ent. For the older dad, sometimes it can rekindle what once was.

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ncreasingly sneaking its way into golf conversations is the charming game of Pitch & Putt, and it’s about time. As a co-founder of VAPPA (Vancouver Amateur Pitch & Putt Association) I’m somewhat biased, but the greatness of the game can’t be overstated. Pitch & Putt, or par 3, is almost impossible to classify — it both is, and isn’t, golf. To play golf you need more than two clubs, you are expected to have proper shoes, and you don’t get 18 chances to have a spiritual experience (if you’ve never had a hole-in-one, I suggest you try it). Pitch & Putt changed all that. It’s like starting a MarioKart race on the last lap, mid-star, with a lightning bolt in the chamber. You get access to the best parts of the game, straight goods, comfortably and cost effectively. I shot -5 at Stanley Park on Saturday wearing a tank top and flip flops, and I played for the price of a movie ticket.

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But the appeal goes beyond saving money and being able to show up straight from the beach. This isn’t mini-golf, afterall. Pitch & Putt is for the wind-measuring, glove-wearing, dead f-ing serious as much as for those who have never played before. Golf is about spending time outside, challenging yourself, and enjoying legally purchased ice cold beverages discreetly with your friends; Pitch & Putt makes the experience inclusive. So go ahead and bring your significant other, who may not think he/she likes the game, without worrying you’ll hear Jason Segel in your head screaming “This is my nightmare!” As we get closer to Father’s Day we’ll hear a lot about golf. The two are tied together like no other sport and holiday. If your old man plays the game, I’ll bet you a green fee the majority of his gifts over the years have included, or required, a sleeve of Titleists. This year, why not take dad to a local Pitch & Putt course? Vancouver has some of the finest, most accessible courses anywhere, and they’re waiting for you. •Rupert Park Pitch & Putt 3402 Charles Street Adult - $12.05, Senior & Youth - $8.53 Open 9:00 am - dusk •Queen Elizabeth Park Pitch & Putt Queen Elizabeth Park Adult - $12.05, Senior & Youth - $8.53

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FOR DAD Father’s Day is June 17 A model father As boys, they loved Hot Wheels and Dinky Toys. (With a name like that, it’s perhaps not surprising that Dinky Toys did not make it into this century.) As men, they still love dreaming about cars, even though they might not be able to afford to drive around in a Shelby Cobra 427 SC (pictured) or 1976 bright red Ford Torino. But that doesn’t mean they can’t have one. They just have to be content with a small one. A very small one. Size doesn’t matter at Wilkinson’s Automobilia motoring collectibles (unless you have a scale size preference of 1:87 or 1:12....) Prices range from $10 to $2,000. This one, made by Kyosho retails for $124.95. (2531 Ontario at Broadway; EAutomobilia.com.)

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He’s got his rain-resistant coat. He’s got an umbrella (or maybe he prefers a fashionable hat.) Now the “urban daddy” needs a briefcase that can handle Vancouver’s rainy days. The Jack Spade Waxwear Computer File Case provides not only protection from sun and water but a sleek design that is sophisticated and masculine. And, as a gift to you, Caya boutiques throughout the city (at Telus locations) are offering 50 per cent off the usual $395 price until Father’s Day.

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Woman in the Fifth piques but never haunts THE WOMAN IN THE FIFTH

Vancouver’s Prime Focus studio, at right, created 319 visual effects shots for Men In Black 3, including this one with Will Smith. Wilson Webb photo, copyright Columbia Pictures.

Men in Black 3 puts focus on Vancouver VFX studio By Curtis Woloschuk

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harged with creating visual effects for blockbuster films, Prime Focus is constantly asked to make the impossible possible, be it X-Men: First-Class’ superpowered mutants or TRON: Legacy’s virtual realms. In turn, Nancy St. John had a clear vision for the international company’s Vancouver branch when she became its executive producer last August. Less than a year later, that vision is being realized. “In the past couple weeks, we’ve crossed the street into a 20,000 square-foot building... Right now, we’re about 70 artists in the building. Our plan is to build to about 225 people,” she explains via telephone. As she speaks, Men in Black 3 — for which Prime Focus created 319 visual effects (VFX) shots — reigns at the box office. By tripling their stable of artists, they’ll soon be able to work on three such blockbusters simultaneously. St. John takes enormous pride in noting that more than half of her “United Nations” of artists are Canadian. Amongst that

number is Jon Cowley, the VFX supervisor on MIB3. Reflecting on his decade in the effects business, he shares, “I’ve seen the industry in Canada change quite a bit... The progression has been fantastic.” Granted, transitioning from television work to top-tier features has also presented hurdles. “The challenge has been upping the expectations and quality level... That’s come from having people from other locations come in and help bring the quality level up to that bar.” Indeed, St. John has made a point of luring experienced international artists to Vancouver to mentor local talent. “Graduates from VFS and Emily Carr can continue to learn while working on tentpole films,” she enthuses. Citing Resident Evil: Retribution and Total Recall as two projects currently underway, she concludes, “I’m really feeling that we’re on a strong growth path here in Vancouver. We’re going to be able attract some really major films that we’ll hopefully be starting on in July or August. By this time next year, you and I will be having a totally different conversation.”

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Starring Ethan Hawke, Kristin Scott Thomas Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski Apparently, decades spent living in the UK haven’t curbed Polish-born Pawel Pawlikowski’s desire to channel countryman Roman Polanski. Unfortunately, his reception seems a little spotty. Consequently, this tale of an American basket-case in Paris is graced by only trace amounts of the heady paranoia that saturated Polanski’s classics such as Repulsion. Novelist Tom Ricks (Ethan Hawke) seems harmless enough when he arrives on the Paris doorstep of his estranged wife and daughter. However, his spouse’s frantic call to the police tells us otherwise. Tom flees, only to begin a downward spiral that sees him robbed, left to languish in squalid accommodation, and recruited for a criminal enterprise. As he mentally and emotionally unravels, Tom takes comfort in the company of Margit (Kristin Scott Thomas), a paramour who also counsels him on his writing. In that latter capacity, Margit delivers the telling line: “You have the makings of a serious work... A real tragedy if you play your cards right.” The same holds true of Pawlikowski, who proves adept at introducing intrigue and slowly shading in his disturbed protagonist. In fine form, Hawke lends considerable pathos to Tom, whose pronounced awkwardness and isolation are only exasperated by a language divide. Furthermore, glimpses of his explosive temper ensure a sinister undertone when Margit asserts, “You have no idea what you’re capable of.” Disappointingly, Pawlikowski also seems to lack the self-confidence required to take his narrative down more extreme avenues. Instead, he’s content to keep things enigmatic and elliptic, ensuring that this psychological thriller piques our curiosity but never threatens to haunt our dreams. — Curtis Woloschuk

Artist is very much real in documentary MARINA ABRAMOVI: THE ARTIST IS PRESENT Directed by Matthew Akers Over her 40-year career, confrontational artist Marina Abramovi has crafted performance pieces provocative enough to draw legions of curiosity seekers yet so emotionally raw and physically gruelling that those audiences are often inclined to avert their gaze. Matthew Akers’ documentary centres on Abramovi’s latest outrageous undertaking: spending 737 hours (over the course of three months) seated in New York’s Museum of Modern Art. One by one, thousands of patrons lock eyes with her for as long as they can manage. Each of their experiences is unique. None is anything less than profound. With the MoMA also unveiling a retrospective of Abramovi ’s body of work, Akers invites “the mother of performance art” to reminisce about her personal life (her emotionally-distant parents were embraced by Yugoslavia as national heroes) and creative pursuits. For a woman who has engaged in self-mutilation and occasionally been labelled insane, Abramovi proves a surprisingly relaxed and comical screen presence. Furthermore, having long employed her body as her canvas, she possesses a commanding bearing that makes her every gesture utterly transfixing. Also rendering the film readily accessible is the moving reconciliation subplot involving Ulay, Abramovi’s former lover and collaborator. When he takes a seat across from her at MoMA, all of the affection and admiration he’s harboured over their decades of separation comes pouring forth. As with so many other key moments in this documentary, Akers captures it in immaculate detail, allowing the vibrant emotions on display to fully resonate. As these instances accumulate, a viewer can’t help but marvel at — and then succumb to — Abramovi’s sway. — Curtis Woloschuk

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This latest adventure works because of pacing; no time is wasted in getting to the core of the story and some initial snappy writing will keep the adults sufficiently entertained. However, as is often the case, one elaborate chase melds into the next and it becomes clear many scenes were written to charge the higher premium and showcase some forgettable 3D. The animation itself is stunning Thor at times; DreamWorks continues to Diakow improve the aesthetic of the studio’s work, providing some dazzling visuals and vibrant colours throughout (despite the inevitable 3D darkening). The plot begins to unravel by the final act in a dizzying display but there is enough heart throughout to keep things breezy. Although the series has never hit Pixar-level emotions, Madagascar 3 further proves if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

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TEAM DRIVERS required for regular USA runs. Must have 2 years mountain and highway experience and a clean drivers abstract. $22.50 per hour. Contact Yugo at Blueland Transport at 604-777-9720 x105 or email resume to y@blue-land.ca TEAM DRIVERS required for regular USA runs. Must have 2 years mountain and highway experience and a clean drivers abstract. $22.50 per hour. Contact Ron Hutton at Coastal Pacific Xpress at 604-5750983 ext 351 or fax resume to 604575- 0973

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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

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MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION RATED #2 FOR AT-HOME JOBS. Start training today. High graduate employment rates. Low monthly payments. Be a success! Enroll now. 1800-466-1535 www.canscribe.com admissions@canscribe.com

Teach over the internet. Create your financial future in the Health & Wellness industry, online train/support. www.createincome4life.com

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BRICK LAYERS. Permanent F/T position. Must have Brick Laying Certificate with 1 - 2 years experience. Commercial / Industrial construction. Monday to Friday 7:30 3:30. Salary depending on experience. Email resume to: harj@sunvalleymasonry.ca

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CANPAGES

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Seeking mature individuals with car or truck to deliver the new Canpage phonebooks in greater Vancouver area.

1–866-506-6806 bcclassified.com $100-$400 CASH DAILY

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PropertyStarsJobs.Com An Alberta Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator and labour/rock truck operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-7235051.

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Food Counter Attendant req’d; Sal: $11/hr. F/T, Pmt. Duties: Take customers’ orders. Prepare, heat and finish simple food items. Serve customers at counters. Use manual and electrical appliances to clean, peel, slice and trim foods. Portion and wrap foods. Package take-out food and receive payment from customers. May clean the work area. Contact: Harpreet from Hometown Pizza in Vancouver apply at ht_pizza@yahoo.ca or please fax: 604-322-1212 LARGE CENTRAL BC cattle ranch seeks couple with horses to spend summer on range with cattle herd in the spectacular Chilcotin country. Travel trailer provided for housing. Low pay but an adventure of a lifetime. Alexis Creek Ranch 1-425-4818451 or email: cblakey@wesmar.com

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Terrific career opportunity outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No Experience Needed!! Extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 wks. vacation & benefits pkg. Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time Valid License with air brake endorsement. High School Diploma or GED. Apply at www.sperryrail.com under careers, keyword Driver DO NOT FILL IN CITY or STATE

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OWNER OPERATORS Surrey Terminal Van Kam Freightways’ group of companies requires Owner Operators to be based out of our Surrey Terminal for runs throughout BC & Alberta. Applicants must have winter and mountain driving exp./training. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee benefits package. Call Bev at 604-968-5488 or send a detailed resume and current driver’s abstract, and details of your truck to: careers@vankam.com Fax, 604-587-9889 Van Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility. Thank you for your interest however only those of interest to us will be contacted.

Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door.

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

EXPERIENCED PARTS PERSON required for progressive auto/industrial supplier. Hired applicant will receive top wages, full benefits and RRSP bonuses plus moving allowances. Our 26,000ft2 store is located 2.5 hours N.E. of Edmonton, Alberta. See our community at LacLaBicheRegion.com. Send resume to: Sapphire Auto, Box 306, Lac La Biche, AB, T0A 2C0. Email: hr@sapphireinc.net

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HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

2 Indian Cooks & 3 Food Counter Attendants req. for “Ginger Garlic Cuisine of India” 1738 Davie St Vancouver, BC.Wages: $14.32/ hr, 40 hrs/wk. 2-3 yrs of exp reqd in cooking Indian Tandoori and curry dishes & $11.00/hr, 40 hrs/wk respectively. Duties: Prepare and cook food as per menu, Prepare sauces and gravies. Prepare schedule for kitchen helpers and supervise them. Plan menus, Determine size of food portions, estimate food requirements and food cost and order supplies. Oversee kitchen operations, train new staff. FCA Duties: Take customer orders, Clean, Peel and slice Vegetable and meat. Assist cooks in preparing gravy, sauces and other food as per menu. Portion and place food for service and pack for takeouts. Store food in refrigerators and keep record of food used. Unpack and store the supplies in storage areas. Clean kitchen tables, mop floors and assist kitchen staff and line cooks. Assist in clearing kitchen garbage containers. No exp req. Be physically fit and willing to work in a fast pace work environment. E-mail resume to: harjgil@hotmail.com JASMINE Mediterranean Food Ltd, Vancouver, British Columbia, is looking to hire a Cook Mediterranean Food (Noc. 6242), F/T, $15 per hr, for 40 hrs per week, ASAP. Exp: 2 years to less than 3 years, language speak English, speak Arabic is an asset, Cuisine Specialties, Mediterranean Kebab, Falafel, Shawarma, Kobbeh, Tabooli, Fattosh. Specific Skills: Plan Menus, Ensure quality of food and determine size of food proportions, work with minimal supervision, estimate food requirements and costs. Please send your resume to accountant@jasminefoods.com

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PROFESSIONALS/ MANAGEMENT

INSURANCE Sales Representatives required. Multiple locations throughout the Lower Mainland. You: Excellent customer service and proven sales ability with a general insurance license (Level 2 preferred). Us: Career advancement, Flexible work hours and benefits. Info: careers.cooperators.ca or joe_casciano@cooperators.ca

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Required Full-Time for Surrey based cabinet shop. Must have previous experience.

Excellent Wages Paid!

Call 604-710-1581

HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC for a busy logging company in Harrison Mills . Must have valid BC drivers licence & provide own tools. At least two year’s previous experience required.

Competitive Wages & Benefits After 3 mos. Please fax 604-796-0318 or e-mail: mikayla.tamihilog@shaw.ca REQ’D Jouneyman Automotive Technician for Penticton Kia. Import experience required. Gov’t Inspection an asset. Fastest growing Dealership in South Okanagan. Competitive wage and benefit package. E-mail Resume to Service Mgr. Dave Hehr dhehr@pentictonkia.com

TRUCK & TRAILER wanted for Langley Four 10 hour shifts, and benefits. Fax 604-513-8004 or email: tridem@telus.net

MECHANIC. Fleet Shop. good wages resume to:

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Graphic Designer Temporary Part-time The Outlook is looking for a graphic designer to create newspaper and web advertising, ad campaigns, section covers, features and page layout. Web design is an asset, though not mandatory. A solid understanding of branding principles and the ability to apply your creativity to generating original ideas is a must. Required skills and experience: • A degree or diploma in graphic design (equivalent work experience will be considered) • Minimum 3 years work experience preferred • In-depth knowledge of Creative Suite on a Mac platform • Solid design and conceptual skills • Understanding of social media • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with clients. If you pride yourself as being a first-rate graphic designer then this is a fantastic opportunity for you to become part of our award-winning team. Please submit your resume with cover letter by Friday, June 15, 2012. To: Douglas Aylsworth, Creative Services #104 – 980 West 1st Street North Vancouver, BC V7P 3N4 or email to: doug@northshoreoutlook.com Only selected applications will be contacted.

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NUTRITION/DIET

SHIPPING Department Position available full time (including Saturdays) for retail store in Aldergrove. Duties include receiving/organizing inventory, related yard work, sales. Must be strong for lifting heavy inventory, have mechanical abilities for repair and asembly work, and enjoy working with customers. Resume to resumeaccount@shaw.ca

OPEN HOUSE - Herbal Magic Join for only $9.95 per week. Come in today, or call Herbal Magic at 1800-854-5176.

PERSONAL SERVICES

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

172 ASTROLOGY/PSYCHICS

FULL AUTOMATED BEAM SAW / PANEL OPERATOR

SURREY Plant needs Fitter/Welders to fit and weld components from engineering drawings. 5 years experience in the heavy equipment industry using overhead cranes. Reply to: hr@cwsindustries.com

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

Angelena Physic Healer & Life Coach Can solve all problems of life specializing in love, health, business, marriage, reunites loved ones. Call today for a better tomorrow. 3 readings for $45.00

604-447-3404 WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 287

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

300

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

LANDSCAPING

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

Greenworks Redevlopment Inc. Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls. Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Jackhammering, Old Pools Filled in, Irrigation 604-782-4322

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.

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ELECTRICAL

320 MLG ENTERPRISES All Aspects Landscaping & Garden Solutions

OF Home (604)501-9290

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

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

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2guyswithatruck.ca Moving & Storage Visa OK. 604-628-7136

FENCING

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

ALL CITY FENCING All types of fencing, decks & sheds. Free estimates ~ 778-240-0975

S & S LANDSCAPING & FENCING

AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance

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

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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

GARDENING

Always! Pwr. raking, grass cutting, fertilizing, hedging, pruning, Rubbish rem. Free Est. 604-230-0627

DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM

604-537-4140 Moon Construction Building Services. Your Specialists in; • Concrete Forming • Framing • Siding 604.218.3064

LOOKING FOR WORK?

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

MOVING & STORAGE

Improvements,

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

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“ ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582

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

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services. www.paintspecial.com

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

ROOFTOP GARDENS Free Estimates. Ph 604-728-2008. WEED FREE Mushroom Manure 13 yards - $180 or Well Rotted 10 yds - $200. 604-856-8877

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

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

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

TAX Debt Consulting CRA Assessments, Audits, Penalty/Interest? Victim of Tax Scam? We can Help! Call Today. TRC Services Inc. ph: (604)-781-6244 email: tax.trc@gmail.com

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EDUCATION

Licensed Practical Nurse Apply Now and Get a Free Laptop • Practical Nursing and Access to Practical Nursing – Classes Start on June 25 • Nursing Unit Clerk – Class Starts on June 18 • Health Care Assistant Program – Class Starts July 16 Information Sessions Every Wednesday 6-8 PM

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Canadian Health Care Academy

Nestled in a centuries-old forest of Douglas Firs and surrounded by the Sandpiper. the West’s most idyllic golf course, Rowena’s is the perfect escape. Here, indulgence is a way of life. You’ll find it in the tasteful tranquility that surrounds you and feel it in the attentive service that sets us apart.

2nd Floor 93 Sixth Street, New Westminster

Tel: 604-540-2421

(Close to New Westminster Columbia Sky Train Station)

Licensed Practical Nurse

Register for BCDailyDeals and receive a minimum of 50% discounts on spas, restaurants and entertainment throughout the Lower Mainland. Act now — everyone registering in June will automatically be entered to win our overnight getaway!

Apply Now and Get a Free Laptop & $1000 Scholarship • Practical Nursing Program – Guaranteed Lowest Tuition – Class Starts June 25 • Health Care Assistant Program – Class Starts Every Month Information Sessions Every Friday 4-6 PM Student Loans Available & Job Placement Assistance Provided Morning, Evening and Weekend Classes Available

www.rcit.edu

Royal Canadian Institute of Technology Surrey Campus

Vancouver Campus

Tel: 604-588-7248

Tel: 604-879-5676

(Across from Surrey Central Sky Train Stn)

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

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

PETS

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

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REAL ESTATE 615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

TRANSPORTATION 806

ANTIQUES/CLASSICS

TRANSPORTATION 810

TRANSPORTATION

AUTO FINANCING

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

The Scrapper

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

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PLUMBING

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

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PRESSURE WASHING

pressurewashing Boom lift W Windows Gutter Cleaning

CAIRN Terriers. Shots, dewormed. Ready to go to good homes. $650: 604-807-5204.

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. www.pioneersteel.ca.

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

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

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BORDER COLLIE PUPPIES P/B. fem. $550 red & white. Vet chk, 1st shots Call 604-250-4360

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 FLUFFY WHITE Maltese pups, 8 weeks old. Family raised. $750 firm. Call 604-597-4760. 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

Business / Industrial / Apartments Residential W Strata Complexes WMalls

HST ~ WCB ~ Liabity Ins ~ Lic Seniors discount 15% off All Work Guaranteed

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HOMES WANTED

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

2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING, silver, convertible, 84,000 kms. Auto. Aircared. $4,900. obo. 604-826-0519

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LOCAL Realtor working throughout the lower mainland with over 10 yrs of experience in the Real Estate Market. Interested in finding your new beautiful home? or to list your property? I would be pleased to help you. Cell: (604)218-4846 Email: carmen@carmenleal.ca Or visit me on my Website: www.carmenleal.ca Services available in English or Spanish.

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

RENTALS

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

2003 FORD WINDSTAR, rebuilt auto trans. Runs exc. Green. $3000 obo. (604)826-0519 2005 FORD F150, 4X4, crew cab , green, auto, 160 kms, options, $12,000 firm. Call 604-538-9257.

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2002 TRIUMPH TROPHY. Low k’s, new battery, runs good. $4,700. Call 604-217-3479; 778-880-0233.

RECREATIONAL/SALE

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UTILITY TRAILERS

MARINE

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!

706

TRUCKS & VANS

MOTORCYCLE / UTILITY CARRIER/TRAILER, fits 1-3 bikes, w/ gear box & ramp, hardly used $1175 trades? 778-888-6805.

2004 ITASCA SPIRIT 29.4 ft. Class C motorhome, 50,000km. 2 slide outs, awnings, generator & ext. warranty. Exc. cond. $39,900. 604856-8177 / 604-308-5489(Aldergrv)

HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

EXCEL ROOFING LTD. All kinds of roofing work. New roof, reroof, repairs. Free est. (778)878-2617.

MOTORCYCLES

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1989 6 CYLINDER, 1 owner touring motorcycle. Wineberry color. Always garaged when not in use. $7,200. Phone 604-852-9529

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660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

Claims a Landlords Contractual Lien against the following persons goods in storage at:

CARS - DOMESTIC

2001 CHEV CAVALIER, 5spd manual, 4dr, low kms, new aircare, $2250 firm. 604-538-4883

639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES

U-Haul Moving Center Vancouver

2 hr. Service www.a1casper.com (604)209-2026

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BOATS

NEED A LAWYER MONEY! Selling my 23’ Bitz Day Cruiser w/tandem axle trailer, 454 BB Chev Turbo 400, Coal V Drive w/22% overdrive, frest paint. Too much to list. $5,500. 604-820-1323

APARTMENT/CONDO

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

RECYCLE-IT!

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

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Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988 FLEETWOOD WASTE Bin Rentals 10-30 Yards. Call Ken at 604-294-1393

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AUCTIONS

UNRESERVED AUCTIONS - June 16 & 17, Redwater, Alberta. Collector vehicles & tractors, 1300 die cast toy tractors, wagons, buggies, show harness; old gas upright gas pumps; original case eagle; antiques. Thursday, June 21 - Harry Shapka, Vilna, Alberta. Phone 780636-2165. JD 8650, 4440, 4240; Concord air drill; 1977 & 87 Kenworths; Cat 966C loader; Komatsu D85; lowboy; 8820 & 860 combines; haying equipment. Saturday, June 23 - John Baranec, Innisfree, Alberta. Phone 780-592-2308. Steiger ST250, 9030 Bi-Directional; 4640 & 4320; MF 8450; Claas 98; 1980 Ford tandem; Kello 24’ disc; JD 820 & 830; plus full line-up. View full lists online: prodaniukauctions.com

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

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GARAGE SALES

0364 Lloyd Coleman #6 - 3163 Spaath Road, North Vancouver 0417 Brian J. Gilmore 15018 Ashby Place, Surrey 0457 Nicole P. Will #3 - 42 Cornell Bay, Brandon, MB 0638 Tristan D. Mills #407 - 169 Walter Hardwyck Ave., Vancouver

AA6559B Corey Breckenridge #303-4105 Albert St., Burnaby

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

A sale will take place at the storage location on Friday, June 22, 2012. Viewing 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Sealed bids will be opened at 12:30 p.m. Room contents are personal / household goods unless noted otherwise. Bids will be for entire contents of each locker unit.

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

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AUTO FINANCING

940 ADULT PHONE SERVICE

940 ADULT PHONE SERVICE

NORTH VANCOUVER

CENTURY APT 250 East 15th St.

FURNITURE

MATTRESSES starting at $99

0255 Robin Hicks 10707 139 Street, Surrey

AA6307A Julie Brewster #201 - 1962 Kingsway, Van.

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

RUBBISH REMOVAL

0235 Martin Anderson 5080 Quebec Street, Vancouver

AA2859B CoreyBreckenridge #303-4105 Albert St., Burnaby

Call 604-685-1272

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0157 Pauline Miller 3120 East 52nd Avenue, Vancouver

1532 P6 Devries 4913 Sunshine Coast Hwy., Sechelt

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

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

1070 SE Marine Dr., Vancouver, BC. Tel: 604-325-6526

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

Call 604-830-7587

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

372

www.aptrentals.com

Vancouver

Musical Instrument Garage Sale Wholesale Surplus Liquidation. Up to 80% OFF This weekend at

929 Granville St June 15 - 17

SUNDECKS

www.tomleemusic.ca

560

VANCOUVER

BARAFIELD APTS Affordable Westend living! 1 bedroom – includes heat / hot water some fully renovated! Sorry no pets.

Call 604-834-4897

MISC. FOR SALE

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, gates, alum roof. 604-782-9108 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

374

TREE SERVICES

587

TOOLS

CARPENTRY and Woodworking Tools - Routers and bits, saws, shaper, hand tools, blades, clamps - lots more. Sat. June 16th 9am 2818 Gordon Ave, or Annendale Lane Crescent Beach, Surrey .

734

MODULAR HOMES

JUNE SPECIAL Brand New 16’ Wide Modular Homes. From $69,000.00 mark@eaglehomes.ca

Auto Loans or We Will Pay You $1000

Tree removal done RIGHT!

604-787-5915, 604-291-7778 www.treeworksonline.ca treeworkes@yahoo.ca 10% OFF with this AD

612 BUSINESSES FOR SALE LIVE THE DREAM. Harbours End Marine, 27 year history on beautiful Salt Spring Island, BC “the best place on earth!” Owner retiring, well-established business only $129,000 email: bjg_cormorant@shaw.ca

1-800-910-6402

www.PreApproval.cc DL# 7557

GUARANTEED

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

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

752

TOWNHOUSES

$1500 Langley 2Bd/2Bth/2Car grg. pool,hottub, rec room, gym, central location 604-614-1766

940 ADULT PHONE SERVICE

All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory.

1-888-229-0744 or apply at: www.greatcanadianautocredit.com Must be employed w/ $1800/mo. income w/ drivers license. DL #30526

940 ADULT PHONE SERVICE

PETS 477

PETS

6 beautiful farm raised kittens, ready now, litter trained, in/outdoor. $75/ea. 604-701-1680 Black & Yellow lab puppies ready to go call to view $600 Vet checked, 1st shots dewormed. 778-885-9066

WEVancouver.com

June 14 - 20, 2012

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HAPPY FATHER’S DAY 100% BC Owned and Operated Prices Effective June 14 to June 20, 2012. We reserve the right to limit quantities. We reserve the right to correct printing errors.

Grocery Department Uncle Luke’s Organic Maple Syrup

Meat Department Kettle Krinkle Potato Chips

assorted varieties

19.99

assorted varieties family size

1L

397g

3/5.49

WOW!

PRICING

Freybe Smokies, Wieners and Frankfurters

Tofutti Cuties assorted varieties 1L

+deposit +eco fee

Red or Rainbow Chard

15.99lb/ 35.25kg

2/6.00

Dairyland Pure Orange Juice

Produce Department

Spring Creek New York Strip Loin Steaks

WOW!

3.99

PRICING

5.99

500-600g

B.C. Grown, Certified Organic

2/3.00

Tommy Atkins Mangoes Mexican Grown Certified Organic

2/3.00

WOW!

PRICING

8 pack

Mighty Leaf Tea

Happy Planet Fresh Fruit Smoothies

assorted varieties

8.99

US grown

3.98lb/ 8.77kg

Anderssen’s Life Flax Rolls

assorted varieties

15 count

Cherries

Deli Department assorted varieties

2/7.00 946ml • +deposit +eco fee

1.99

500ml

2/7.00

Silk True Almond Beverages

Life Choices Frozen Breaded Chicken and Fish Products

unsweetened vanilla or original

WOW!

2/3.00

assorted varieties

946ml • product of USA

6.99

bags only

assorted varieties Now Including New Medallion Size.

30% off regular retail price

4.99

each 200g • reg 6.49

Alexia Frozen Potato Products

Organic Whole Wheat Bread

assorted varieties

2/4.00

2 varieties 84g • product of USA

5.99

Enzymedica Digest Gold

Rice Chocolate Ganache Slices

Attitude 2X Concentrate Laundry Detergent

Ginger People Ginger Chews

WOW!

WOW!

1.50 off

PRICING regular

PRICING

236-237ml

Infused with purely the best ingredients like aloe vera, shea butter, lavender extracts, coconut oil and more. Explore our nourishing blend of vitamin-rich essential oils and botanicals-free of wheat, gluten and 100% vegan.

retail price

Rice Bakery

1L

+deposit +eco fee

7.49

2.00 off regular

Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water

3/4.98

60 softgels

Desert Essence Organic Shampoo and Conditioners

All Bars – Nanaimo, Almond Cherry, Irish Cream etc.

4x200ml or 1L +deposit +eco fee

341-567g

330ml

500g

27.99

This concentrated fish oil formula delivers 850mg EPA per serving for high-intensity omega-3 support.

assorted varieties

2/4.00

+deposit +eco fee

3.49

Nordic Naturals EPA

PRICING

Kiju Organic Juices

assorted varieties

Coco Libre Organic Coconut Water

Health Care Department

Bakery Department WOW!

2/3.00

Bulk Department

Tre Stelle Bocconcini Cheese

454-600g

from 2/5.00

each

reg 3.79

All Bulk Seasoning Salts and Rubs

500ml

PRICING

2.79

Olympic Organic Sour Cream

Dairyland Organic Half & Half Cream

retail price

1.8L

42.99

90 caps

Digest Gold assists in digesting proteins, fats, carbohydrates and fibre across varying pH ranges and is the most powerful digestive enzyme formula available.

Seminars & Events at Choices Markets at the Crest, 8683, 10th Ave, Burnaby.

WOW!

Wednesday, June 20, 7:00-8:30pm.

PRICING

Lose Your Belly, Increase Your Energy & Recapture the Body of Your Youth

Look for our

with Brad King (Designed for Men and Women).

WOW!

Cost $5. To register call 604-522-0936.

PRICING www.choicesmarkets.com

Kitsilano 2627 W. 16th Ave. Vancouver 604.736.0009

Cambie 3493 Cambie St. Vancouver 604.875.0099

Kerrisdale 1888 W. 57th Ave. Vancouver 604.263.4600

Yaletown

Rice Bakery

South Surrey

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, June 14, 2012  

June 14, 2012 edition of the WE Vancouver

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