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Illuminares comes home Nature in your own backyard Three local non-profit groups — Little Mountain Neighbourhood House, Village Vancouver and the False Creek Watershed Society — have partnered to offer a series of educational Earth Walks focused on the natural world thriving in Vancouver, from the gardens of Kitsilano, the Lost Streams of False Creek, the mighty Fraser River and even at the local shopping mall. Spread over select weekend days from July 21 - Oct. 10, Earthwalks Vancouver has planned 10 free walks, such as ‘Fish in the City’, ‘Bee Walks’, ‘St. George Rainway’ and ‘Nature in the Mall’. The leaders are specialized in their knowledge so come ready to ask questions. To register go to

Khatsahlano! Festival Kitsilano’s biggest music and arts festival is back and better than ever with a completely free block party, filled with talented musicians, food tastings, and entertainment ranging from comedic performances to some of the most talented artists in Vancouver. Local bands that will be performing include the Zolas, Bend Sinister, The Matinee and more. There will be no shortage of great food either, as West 4th is noted for its endless culinary options. In addition, there will be a Food Truck Circus on site, offering a wide mix from Vancouver’s street food movement. Festivities run between Burrard and MacDonald, July 21, from noon to 8pm. Visit for more information. Supplied photo

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On July 21, the Public Dreams’ 24th Illuminares Lantern Festival is returning to its original home, Trout Lake and John Hendry Park. Their workshop series is in full swing and offers options like lantern building, tempera painting and crafting giant puppets. No previous experience is necessary and all workshops are suitable for anyone aged six and up. The event at Trout Lake will begin Saturday at 6pm and there will be areas for the public to install illuminated works, along with a music space where community and professional musicians will jam together. The traditional procession around the lake starts at 9:45pm. The grand finale will be a 30-person fire show by Radiant Heat at 10:15pm. The theme for this year’s event is “Let your Bright Light Shine”. Bring something with you to illuminate the night — whether it’s a lantern, something electronic, or merely your smile. There is no parking at Trout Lake or in any of the nearby neighbourhoods and the festival encourages transit, cycling or using your feet. Admission is a $5 donation. Full workshop schedule at Artwork by Rina Pita

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ave you ever looked down at your favourite pair of shoes and thought, “Man, I really wish these came in ethylene-vinyl acetate”? Chances are no... and that’s why your name isn’t Damian Van Zyll De Jong. In fact, odds are that’s no one else’s name except the founder and CEO of Vancouver footwear brand Native Shoes. Damian Van Zyll De Jong. What might be a runof-the-mill Dutch name, in Canada, sounds more like he was bred from birth to take over the world. But the footwear designer just went by plain old Damian De Jong most of his life. Still, he returned to full ‘Van Zyll’ glory in 2002 and founded Native seven years later, with the help of friend Matthew Penner. Coincidence? Most likely. While he declined to enlighten us on his age (we’ll go with somewhere between 35 and Yoda), and the information ocean that is the internet was no help before press time, he did have plenty to say about his vision for Native. “I realized there was nothing else on the market like it. No other brands were exploring the design possibilities of EVA and injection molding. I saw

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an opportunity to pair evolving construction techniques and lightweight material with great design.” After his ‘Aha!’ moment, the rest was trial and error. “Pencil sketches and computer renderings gave the Native concept life. After many raucous discussions, late nights, good (and bad) advice, we arrived with our first prototype.” Everyone who sees Native shoes for the first time experiences a brief WTF; one-piece rubber shoes are antithetic to style. But pick them up and they practically float off your hand. Wear them and your feet are happier than a spaniel in a dog park. Wear them for a while and, what’s that? No smell? The rubber foam is closed-cell, so no nasty odours penetrate the shoe’s surface. Each Native incarnation represents an interpretation of the shoe industry’s most classic, casual silhouettes, rethought in injection-molded EVA. Old-school brands must have been surprised when Natives hit the streets, but Van Zyll De Jong says the other companies are supportive. “The footwear market hadn’t seen anything new for so long, people are naturally excited to see something fresh and innovative. It’s cool to see other brands now experimenting with similar construction methods.” And as familiar as the Native outlines appear to be, you’ve never seen anything like the FitzsimCONTINUED ON PAGE 7

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mons. Their foray into two-piece construction — a slip-on rubber mountain boot with neoprene inner and outer abrasion finish — has been in Van Zyll De Jong’s plans since the beginning and marks his personal favourite. As a rule, when someone really likes something, other people will too. The shoe garnered Native a red dot award for product design when it was released in 2011, only six months after Native launched. The award dates back to 1955 and is now one of the world’s largest and most distinguished design competitions; more than 14,000 participations from over 70 nations sought a red dot in 2011. Native also surprised many with an aggressive move into the fashion big leagues with a collaborative Marc Jacobs Jimmy Boot — their version of a duck boot and another, rare, two-material creation. “We’ve been fortunate to be getting a lot of positive attention. We’ve been featured in a cross section of outlets, from Esquire to the Today Show to Oprah Magazine to Teen Vogue. Celebrities like Hilary Duff and Portia de Rossi have been seen wearing [Natives]. When we found out that Sasha Obama (President Barack Obama’s daughter) was spotted wearing them, we knew it had hit a whole other realm. But really, as much as we love seeing the shoe on celebrities, we are even more stoked to see them on random people on streets around the world.” Despite the serious hype already mounting, the brand doesn’t rest, releasing proselytizing videos featuring man/woman/yeti love-triangles, Lamborghini Countaches and other smile-inducers. Gems like ‘17 things you should do in your Veronas’ might explain why you see entire families and friend-packs walking down the street wearing the unique, candy-coloured footwear. The price point doesn’t hurt either, with kids’ shoes ranging from $34.99 to $64.99 and adults’ from $34.99 to $99.99. Unique is an abused word. It means one-of-akind — not simply uncommon, but truly nothing else like it. While similarities to Crocs get bandied about, Natives are not Crocs. You don’t see tourists standing outside the Crocs office taking photos of themselves with the signage (and if you do, you probably don’t want to dress like them). But the WE office happens to be just down the street from the brand new Native office space, and that’s exactly what happens. The word ‘native’ laid out in bold white letters on a pleasantly soft-focus forest scene seems to be what a lot of people identify with when they think of Vancouver. Has the Vancouver-based shoe brand created a Vancouver shoe, or has the city forged an iconic brand? “In a lot of ways, I think all of our shoes celebrate aspects of Vancouver that I love. Vancouver is a city with four seasons, and we have created silhouettes with that climate and those elements in mind,” explains Van Zyll De Jong. “This city is also filled with people that might go from their office job downtown straight to Kits Beach or hit up the local mountains in the winter, and that type of versatile lifestyle has definitely influenced the brand.”

Quick questions with Native Shoes founder Damian Van Zyll De Jong Do you have a wicked Van Zyll De Jong family crest? I do have a family crest — it’s a shield, a swan and a scorpion.

If you could go back in time and put Native Shoes on characters in a movie, what movie would you choose? Any Charlie Chaplin film — he had the best walk in the business.

What do you like to do when you aren’t at work? Fitzsimmons

What gave you the foundation to make Native so successful? I don’t have a background in footwear design but growing up in the skateboard and snowboard world I was surrounded by brands in the industry that were doing innovative things that inspired me. I’ve always loved shoes and through that passion I ended up learning the ropes of footwear manufacturing and development. I believe that success comes from persistence, inspired by your passion.

What are the roots of the name Native? Everyone is a Native of somewhere. That is really one of the driving forces behind the brand, Native shoes are for everybody.

What do you see in the future of fashion design in Vancouver?


But while their one-year-old office space draws onlookers and attracts staff that Van Zyll De Jong values as ‘loved ones’, there are no immediate plans for a retail location in Vancouver. “At this point, we don’t have a scheduled date. We are really focused on creating innovative footwear and growing the brand globally, retail will come with time.” Their Vancouver office currently has about 14 employees, and the shoes are sold in over 40 countries worldwide. At the helm of it all is a shy skateboarder whose love for what he does each day is tacitly evident — in the ubiquitous Native ‘Keep It Lite’ mantra, the quirky video concepts and the fact that you won’t hear him say a good thing about himself (or anything about himself at all). Those curious about the footprint of the synthetic shoes can start with two videos posted to the Nativision section of the Native website. In ‘An inaccurate look at the making of a Fitzsimmons,’ seahorses and ninjas are on the ingredients list of a mad shoemaker. A scroll down to ‘Factory Video’ reveals that, in fact, regular technicians manufacture the shoes in China. Also, Native shoes are animal by-product free.

You could win the Fitzsimmons boot from Native Shoes, just in time for Fall How to enter: • Tweet a photo (see example, right) of you wearing your Natives with the phrase: “I entered to win a pair of @nativeshoes with @WEVancouver” • Upload the photo to our Facebook page ( for an additional entry And if you don’t own Natives, snap a picture of you wearing shoes that deserve to be replaced! Contest closes August 1. Colour and sizing subject to availability.

Depends on the weekend, but often, I’m working from home. That’s how I get things done, but I do try and enjoy my down time and what this city has to offer. For example, this morning I did the Grouse Grind before work. Tomorrow I’m going to hit up a lake in Squamish. And I still like to skateboard.

I think we’re headed in a really positive direction. Vancouver is a great place to be creative because you can still stand out. There’s a lot of good design coming out of this city right now and I think we’re only going to see more. We’re proud to be a Canadian, Vancouver-based brand.

What other Vancouver fashion brands or designers have earned your respect. We are actually good friends with a lot of Vancouver-based brands like Herschel Supply and Lifetime Collective. There’s a mutual respect there, on all sides, because we’re all friends and support each other’s contributions in the industry.

In your travels, what city’s style most appeals to you? In the US, I really like San Francisco and New York. Internationally, I would say London, Hong Kong and Tokyo. I travel a lot but I’m always stoked to come home. I love Vancouver’s style.

What was your favourite shoe as a teen? I had a couple, but half cab Vans were definitely high on the list.

What’s the strangest place you’d like to see a photo of someone wearing Natives (see contest, bottom left)? The tip of the iceburg.

What’s your favourite Native shoe? I love them all equally but I usually wear the Miller or the Paolo sandal. As far as colours go, sometimes I like to stick to more neutral skews but lately I’ve been enjoying our two tones as well.

If you weren’t doing this, what is your parallel life career? I can genuinely say that I wouldn’t want to be doing anything else than what I’m doing right now.

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Win Colour Bug and salon services from Sukis Commitment free colour with Colour Bug by Kevin Murphy is a fun way to play with the colour blocking and ombre trends. Kevin Murphy was ahead of the curve when he tinted Abbey Lee’s hair for a Vogue shoot last year, and then he commercially released hair pigments. Color Bug is like shadow for your hair, allowing you to get in on the ombre without regret. From his personal experience working in session styling — and his own colour woes Murphy wanted to create a bright and intense temporary colouring agent that would be free of the commitment that comes along with colouring hair. His answer: Color Bug, a temporary hair powder that is wipe-on, wipe-off. Color Bug is available in pink, purple and orange and videos showing how easy it is to use are widely available. Murphy recommends covering shoulders with a towel and applying hair product first, to help the powder stick. Adding a mist of hairspray helps lock it in. Sukis International hair studio (, a Colour Bug retailer, is offering one lucky WE reader a chance to win a Color Bug plus a complimentary haircut and colour service. Go to Contests at

Home and Design preview party Get the inside track on this fall’s hottest style, design, renovation and cooking trends at the Vancouver Home & Design Show Summer Getaway preview party, Thursday July 19, 6-8pm at Park Royal. The event will play host to celebrity stylist Janette Ewen as she unveils Design Through the Decades, a unique exhibit celebrating 100 years of fash-

ion and home décor, while offering a sneak peek at the newest attractions lined up for the Vancouver Home & Design Show (Oct. 11-14, 2012 at BC Place Stadium). According to show manager Jill Kivett, the Summer Getaway preview party is a departure from the Vancouver Home & Design Show’s summer soirées of years past. “It’s time to shake things up and try something new,” explained Kivett. “It’s always been a tradition for us to host a summer event for media, partners and exhibitors, but this year we wanted to find a way to include our loyal consumers, too.” Enter Park Royal, one of the country’s premier shopping centres. A wide range of Park Royal retailers will join the festivities, providing everything from clothing and accessories for a live-mannequin resort fashion show to sweet treats for party-goers. Combined with summer jams from Girl on Wax DJ Chelsea J, vacation giveaways from Contiki Holidays and a complimentary tasting lounge sponsored by Cupcake Wines, Spicebox Whisky and Fentimans, the Summer Getaway offers more than just an advance look at the popular decor exhibition.The Summer Getaway preview party marks the launch of Vancouver Home & Design Show ticket sales at Park Royal, available at The Guest Services Hub North and South for $10 each (a $5 savings).The Vancouver Home & Design Show ( has been a staple in consumers’ calendars since 1983, attracting more than 40,000 visitors every fall. The show features high-interest exhibits, high-profile industry personalities and the latest home and lifestyle trends.

Vancouver like you’ve never seen it Art Beatus (Vancouver) presents an exciting large scale photomontage exhibition by Vancouver-based artist, Ross C. Kelly, entitled Everything Conceals Something Else. The snapshot is a particular kind of photographic record; a unique perspective captured in a moment of opportunity. Hundreds or even thousands of these singular moments are Kelly’s starting point, elements with which he builds his richly textured compositions. From panoramic skylines to narrow street views, Kelly’s chosen sites, often in cities, are photographed repeatedly from a single vantage point over the course of several days or weeks, incorporating their many shifts in light, weather, and social use. The individual shots are then reduced in size and manually collaged together to

create remarkably layered scenes. Everything Conceals Something Else opens Friday, July 20, 2012 at 3pm with a public reception and artist in attendance. In conjunction with the exhibit at Art Beatus will be a public conceptual art project to Sept. 7, which, starting with Vancouver’s Stanley Park Seawall, involves Kelly inscribing temporary thin black lines of latitude, longitude and their numerical coordinates onto segments of the path, essentially converting the terrain into a 1:1 scale map. “My practice is concerned with how the idea of location often requires the interpretation of coordinates that are exterior to ourselves, how those coordinates shift, disappear and reappear constantly, how defining who we are, where we are and what our culture means is often possible only through positioning ourselves relative to other things and how and why this has never been more true than it is today,” says the artist, in a statement. Kelly hails from Dublin, Ireland, but art and photography studies brought him to Vancouver. Kelly’s works have been exhibited both locally and internationally and he is the recipient of a number of awards. Everything Conceals Something Else runs to Sept. 14 at Art Beatus (Vancouver) — 808 Nelson St. For more information, visit Pictured above: Ross C. Kelly, Vancouver #7, 2012; 800+ C-Prints On Board CONTINUED ON PAGE 9

Bocce and the beach, the perfect summer pairing By Justin Beddall


ny self-respecting Italian keeps a set of bocce balls in the trunk of his car. Jason Del Vicario says this with a grin on his face, but he actually does have balls imported from Italy in his car at all times. You never know when a game might break out. There was a time not long ago, when he played up to four times a week. “Like no joke. Kits Beach, parks at night, all sorts of good fun.” Growing up in an Italian household, he naturally played bocce as a kid. Years later, he picked up the bocce balls at a house party and he was hooked again. To introduce others to the fun that can be had participating in the old-world sport, he hosted a tournament, Bocce by the Beach, and 35 teams showed up. This Saturday, his annual bocce tournament turns 10. “It’s competitive but fun. You can have a drink in your hand,” he says. Much like lawn bowling and curling, bocce has undergone somewhat of a renaissance with the younger generation. It’s no longer a sport strictly associated with espressosipping elderly Italian gentleman in white undershirts. Compared with a decade ago, Del Vicario says he’s seeing a lot more people in their 20s and 30s playing the game. There was a time when Del Vicario had a chance to become president of the Canadian Bocce Federation but he figured the rules were a little too stodgy for him. Same


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surface, same rules. Boring. He prefers freestyle bocce, which can be played anywhere, anytime and can include obstacles like park benches or called shots, like for instance, off trees. Del Vicario has freestyled on gravel, beaches, playgrounds, cement and snow. “Anywhere,” he says while demonstrating a bocce toss on a swath of grass in front of Ron Zalco. Along with his annual tourney, Zalco does a few corporate gigs and parties featuring bocce each year. “I just do it because I love it and it’s fun,” says the portfolio manager. “It’s pretty chill, there’s no doubt about it.” Dressed today in a Toss My Pallino, Baby! T-shirt, he’s excited about his Saturday tourney, which he’s won three times since its inception, that has a $750 purse for the winner and several other prizes. “It can be a nerve-wracking sport,” he says noting, there’s never usually blow-outs in bocce. Bocce usually pits two-player teams against one another, with each team tossing four balls. To start the

Jason Del Vicario (left) and teammate Tiffin Clark celebrate bocce glory. Supplied photo

game a small white ball (pallino) is tossed. The object is to land your balls closest to the jack or displacing your opponent’s balls. Easy right? While the game’s rules are simple, there are subtle nuances to aiming and tossing the balls — which De Vicario insists must be Italian imports. As he picks up a ball, Del Vicario demonstrates a “preying mantis shot,” essentially an airborn shot with some backspin. Alternatively, you can bowl the ball on the ground towards the pallino. Still skill and experience don’t always translate into championship trophies. “Anybody on any given day could win.” The 10th Annual Bocce by the Beach takes place July 21 (Sat.) at Spanish Banks West from 1 to 3 pm. Registration at 12pm or e-mail Balls (from Italy) are provided. Cost: $40 per team. More information: html.

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Fresh Paint a colourful display Elissa Cristall Gallery (2239 Granville) presents Fresh Paint, a summer group exhibition on until Aug. 31. The exhibit will rotate throughout the months of July and August to showcase a mix of work by talented emerging and gallery artists such as Eric Deis, Gavin Lynch and Amanda Reeves. Exhibit preview at

Visit the rooftop at the VAG Start your week off with former CBC radio personality and photographer David Wisdom, in an evening of art and music on the Vancouver Art Gallery’s 4th floor rooftop pavilion (750 Hornby). Sunday, July 22 at 7pm, Wisdom presents one of his legendary slide shows, featuring a number of local artists, including Neil Wedman, Lyse Lemieux, Matt Savage and Eden Vaudry. The event is free for members or with regular Gallery admission and there will be a cash bar available.

Dress for Success with JAC Celebrated local designer Jacqueline Conoir (JAC) is holding a Dress for Success suit drive July 18 - 21. Bring in a gently worn suit at receive a $25 credit towards your Fall ‘12 purchase. The Jacqueline Conoir Boutique is located at 164 W. 5th.

Converge on Main On July 19 from 6-9pm, Main Street shops between 16th and 29th Avenue are opening their doors late into the evening for Converge on Main. Discover one of the coolest shopping neighbourhoods in Vancouver, known for it’s independent and sustainable Canadian fashion, through 20 participating stores and restaurants. Twigg&Hottie, Beansprouts, Arts off Main, Soap Dispensary, Vancouver Special, Slickety Jim’s, and more have teamed up to turn a summer evening into a live version of Groupon, as participating businesses offer anywhere from 10 to 70 per cent off. Browse kid’s clothes, men’s and women’s wear, food, body care products, books, and jewelry. Visit

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here are three upcoming events that I want to put on your radar for your gastronomic benefit. They share the same concept and brand, but each one is entirely unique, held on different dates and in different parts of province. They’re called Feast of Fields, and they should not be missed. The events — held in the Okanagan, on Vancouver Island, and here in Vancouver — see dozens of pouring and cooking stations spread out in the fields of working farms. The stations are tended by vintners, artisan producers, fishermen, farmers, distillers, brewmasters and chefs. Though each FoF is staged to raise money for Farm Folk City Folk, the not-for-profit society that has long supported local farmers and producers while engaging B.C. communities in the celebration of local food, they are first and foremost — to happy ticket holders -— wandering feasts wherein foodies, oenophiles, and beer-lovers can sample their way through dozens of delicious tastes at their own leisure, outdoors, and in high summer. I’ll begin with the one hosted by farmers Matt and Molly Thurston of Claremont Ranch Organics in the north Okanagan Valley on Aug. 12. Though I’ve never been to the farm before, I’ve been to every Okanagan FoF since

they began four years ago, and they have consistently been my favourites. This is partly because I’m usually trying purveyors’ wares for the very first time, and partly because the locations have been stunning each year. But nothing trumps the magnetic appeal of the earnest zeal exhibited by those doling out the flavours. Their enthusiasm for FoF somehow makes whatever it is that they are proudly offering all the more delicious. This year, I’m particularly looking forward to trying the chow from an Indian restaurant in Kelowna called Poppadoms and anything from former Vancouver chef Jeff Van Geest (remember Aurora Bistro on Main Street?). Van Geest has been holding tasty, Mediterranean court at Miradoro outside Oliver since it launched a couple of years ago, and it’s been over a year since I tried his food. I’m also counting on being amazed by Raudz Regional Table and the pastries from Sandrine’s. To drink, most of my favourite wineries are represented (Nichol, Lake Breeze, Summerhill, Quail’s Gate, etc.). I’ve never tried the products from nearby Double Cross Cidery, and I’m a stranger to several of the liqueurs from Maple Leaf Spirits, so those go on my “must” list, too. I’m also excited to be reunited with the Naramata Nut Brown Ale from Cannery Brewing Company, (ages 4-9) a local beer that I can never get hold Over 100 items (children under 4 eat free) *weekends/holidays: add $1 of. Vancouver’s turn is next. Its FoF to choose from! takes place on September 9 out in Maple Ridge. The host farm this year (ages 4-9) is Golden Ears Cheesecrafters, owned (children under 4 eat free) *weekends/holidays: add $1 and operated by the multi-tasking Davison Family. My kids will have surrendered their summer to school at this point (it’s the first Sunday after Labour Day) and have nearly forgotLarge bottle Kirin beer for just ten the halcyon experiences at the Okangan FoF just a few weeks previous, so it’ll be nice to bring them right back into it for one more day (and when group includes 8 or more paid meals not so far from home). The complete list of restaurants is not yet finalized, • Korean Style BBQ, Creative Sushi • 13+ Private Rooms and Karaoke but I know Lolita’s will be on hand to & Fresh Sashimi VIP Room Available produce a spicy ceviche of local and sustainable seafood cold marinated in 日韓 fresh tangerine, habanero and citrus 料理 juices with pickled chayote on organic blue corn tostada; Raincity Grill will HOON A HOO ONG be nearby serving poached salmon on green lentils next to a vegetable salad; and Wild Rice will be making carnivores snack-happy with Chinese BBQ duck confit on Pemberton potato 36 East Broadway, Vancouver • (Free Parking Behind) chips. I have yet to see a list of beverOpen: 11-2:30; 4:30-10:30 (closed Tuesdays) age suppliers, but Vancouver FoF has always been descended upon by the

Chef Jeff Van Geest, who’s been at Miradoro restaurant, just outside Oliver, for the last two years, will be cooking outdoors at the Okanagan FoF. Andrew Morrison photos


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best wineries in BC, and beer from local brewers like Phillips and R&B can usually be counted on. Last but not least is the Vancouver Island FoF, which takes place in Duncan out at beautiful Alderlea Farm on September 16. The only two FoF I’ve missed over the years have both been on the Island. I’m not going to make the same mistake this year. My love of food began on the Island, so it’s always exciting to go back to meet new makers and to see how the food scene has developed. I know Wildfire Organic Bakery will be there doing caramelized honey hazelnut brittle with local smoked salt and fig brioche bites and fresh basil chevre and that a chef that I used to work with, Matt Rissling of Oak Bay Bistro, will be dishing out wild salmon cured with local wort and molasses, but I’d like to keep the rest a bit of a mystery. Local foot-stomping band Puzzlefoot will be providing some of the entertainment, so I have that to look forward to as well. Tickets for each FoF are $85, which isn’t bad when you consider that you’re getting the equivalent of a 30 course meal outdoors in a spectacular setting. Be sure to pick yours up at today before they all sell out (as they usually do). No matter which one you go to, I’ll see you there.

Food fantasy: Reservations at French Laundry You are... Jenny Hui, executive chef at The Lazy Gourmet, 1605 West 5th,, 604-734-2507.

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Describe your cooking and/or the theme of your restaurant: At the Lazy Gourmet, we cater to a lot of different clients, and therefore cook a variety of themes. Examples include modern, West Coast gourmet, rustic, and much more.

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Sometimes it’s good to feel the pits. Like at the The Irish Heather’s Pit for Your Supper. The weekly event, which starts Wednesday (July 18) encourages you to help pit 2,000 pounds of Okanagan-fresh cherries that will used in different Heather Hospitality Group food and beverage menu items. The reward for pitting the juicy fruit? You’ll be served up a tasty meal, paired with a brew and go home with a bag bursting with delicious B.C. cherries. Cherry pitting starts and 7pm and dinner is served at 9pm. To volunteer at this event, e-mail Pit for Your Supper runs until September. Other fruit to be pitted includes apricots, peaches, apples and pears. To view the full schedule of events and menus visit: Foodie alert. Food Talks Vol. 3 takes place Aug. 14 at the Westin Grand Hotel. Put on by Richard Wolak of Vancouver Foodster, the event features a Q&A with a panel of food experts: Eric Pateman, president and founder of Edible Canada; Zach Berman and Ryan Slater, co-founders of The Juice Truck; Lee and Patrick Murphy co-owners of Vista

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Hungry for a modern take on traditional Indian food? Try Rasoee, a new Indian restaurant franchise with five locations in Vancouver that has just opened at 1680 Robson St. Along with fresh, mouth-watering curries and Indian favourites like butter chicken, Rasoee also offers gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options — and much more. Dine in or take-out, or if you want curry in an extra hurry, they also deliver. For more info on locations, visit

CORRECTION A story in last week’s WE (July 12) about roof-top bees at the Fairmont Waterfront incorrectly stated that the hives were part of the hotel’s sister resort, The Fairmont Pacific Rim. For more information about the Fairmont Waterfront’s roof-top bees and seasonal menu of honey-centred treats, visit


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Chill out with these reds and a nice little lashing of French oak. A pretty, flirty summer fling.


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Summer reds? Yup, just cool them down a bit before pouring


ere we are, smackdab in the depths of summer and I’m gonna throw you a bit of a curveball this week; straying away from whites and pinks and, instead, championing four red wines to enjoy in the great outdoors. I’m a proponent of serving red wines with just a hint of a chill on them any time of year. It helps keep structure in place, makes heavier wines nimble and — really — I find that reds served too warm can come across as flabby; a hazard when that bottle sits out a while on your picnic table (and no one wants to be flabby in the summer). So when you’re firing up the barbecue, feel free

to plunge these in a bucket of ice for 10 minutes or so first, or throw them in the fridge for 20. Not to make them icy, but just enough to perk them up a bit. I promise, they’ll still express all of their lovely character and wash down those burgers wonderfully.

Sokol Blosser 2009 Delinea 300 Pinot Noir | Willamette Valley, Oregon | $32-ish | Private Wine Stores If you’re going to chill down a red, you want to stick to wines that don’t have too many tannins, those dry, mouth-puckering compounds that seeds, stems and oak lend, making ‘bigger’ wines quite sturdy. Looking for a softer-styled wine will often lead you to the thin-skinned Pinot Noir grape, and Oregon is one of the best places in the world it grows. This basket of earthy cherries, currants and raspberries is the result of sustainablyminded farming at 300 feet above sea level (hence the name,) handpicked and sorted fruit

Les Halos de Jupiter 2009 Côtes du Rhône | Rhône Valley, France | $23.99 | BC Liquor Stores How fun is that name? Predonimently Grenache with a splash each of Syrah and Mourvèdre, think stewed cherries and blackberries with plenty of black pepper and a slight drizzle of balsamic reduction. I’ve tried this wine a couple times now and it never fails to impress with both complexity and length.

Domaine Baudry 2010 Chinon | Loire Valley, France | $26.50 | BC Liquor Stores From thirtysomething-yearold vines growing from gravel and limestone soil comes this super-fresh take on Cabernet Franc that totally dazzles with clean, red berry fruit and white pepper. You can chill this one more than the rest — it’s so expressive and cheery that it’ll just keep dancin’ long after the sun goes down! Looks like I was a tad spendier than usual this time around. Feel free to indulge, I promise to shine a light on some under-$15 delights next week!

Main Street Farmers Market’s fresh English peas inspire chef Ted Anderson By Jenn Chic


eekends. How do we fit in all the fun things to do while still taking care of errands and stocking the kitchen up with the abundance of BC’s finest foods, fresh from the farmers market? Luckily, under the shade of the giant trees in Thornton Park, just across the street from Vancouver Pacific Central Station awaits a conveniently located farmers market for chefs and commuters alike every Wednesday afternoon. The second-youngest market in the family of Vancouver Farmers Markets, the Main Street Market is a mid-week cornucopia of local produce, meat, seafood and prepared goodies. Commuters can easily hop off their train or bus as it passes through the Main StreetScience World hub, grab ingredients for dinner and a few days supplies and head back on their way home before their ticket comes close to expiring. Ted Anderson of Campagnolo loves having the Main Street market in his neighborhood and shared this recipe:

Taltarni 2008 ‘TSeries’ Shiraz | Victoria, Australia | $25-ish | Private Wine Stores A cooler-climate Shiraz means it won’t be overripe and oh-so-sweet! We’re more looking at dark chocolate, black licorice, eucalyptus and a little bit of pomegranate peeping through towards the finish, where you’ll note pitch-perfect American oak. A nice reminder of how bright and lovely Shiraz can be when it’s not too weighed down by high alcohol or over-abundant with oak.

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Tagliatelle with Shelling Peas, Young Chard & Pancetta (serves four people) Ingredients: 4 nests of tagliatelle pasta — conveniently sold by Campagnolo at the station street market :) 3 tbsp cubed pancetta (unsmoked, cured pork belly) 1 small bunch young swiss chard sliced into 1.5 cm (or so) ribbons (choose green or yellow, the red may colour your pasta pink!) 1 generous handful shelled English peas 4 sprigs mint, leaves only 2 sprigs basil, leaves only 2 cloves garlic, sliced thin 1 pinch red chili flakes 100ml white wine Extra Virgin Olive Oil 250g ricotta cheese Method: Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. Over medium heat, start rendering the pancetta in a large sauce pot with a film of olive oil. As it starts to brown, add the sliced chard and cook until softened, only around 3 or 4 minutes. Add the garlic, chilies and peas and cook for another minute or so, being careful not to burn the garlic. Add the wine and cook until almost all the liquid has evaporated, then reserve off the heat. Add the tagliatelle nests to the pot, stir gently and cook for approximately 4 minutes, or until just undercooked. Add your pasta, as well as a half cup or so of the pasta cooking water to the sauce and cook gently until the sauce just coats the pasta. Tear the herbs and toss through the pasta, off the heat. Check the seasoning (add salt and more chili if you like), serve the pasta into 4 bowls and spoon a few spoonfuls of ricotta over each bowl. Finish with a spoonful or two of your favourite olive oil and enjoy!

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The lights go up and lightbulbs go off at Railtown Vancouver actor John Cassini and instructor/director Kate Twa. Photo by Ronan Reinart, courtesy of Railtown Theatre & Film Society.

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arlier this year, John Cassini was preparing to star in Vancouver Playhouse’s production of God of Carnage when word came down that the venerable theatre company was folding. Witnessing an outpouring of emotion within the local theatre community over the loss of such an institution, Cassini talked with instructor/director Kate Twa, a longtime friend, about what could be done to fill the void. As Cassini remembers, “We thought, ‘Why don’t we try and create something in the spirit of inclusiveness? In the spirit of trying to create?” Cassini, recognizable to many from his roles in Robson Arms and DaVinci’s Inquest, found himself drawing inspiration from his 12 years spent in Los Angeles, during which time he became a member of the prestigious Actors Studio. “More than anything, it was a home,” he recalls. “It was where like-minded people got into a room and closed the door. All we were really talking about was the work.” Allowing Cassini and Twa to fast-track the transformation of their vision into reality was the fact that Twa was already operating her Cucumber Satellite Theatre and Film Society out of a remarkable location at 345 Alexander St. “The great thing about the space is that it’s 3,500 square feet,” Cassini enthuses. “Anyone who walks in there, myself included, always goes, ‘Wow. What a great vibe in here.’ That it’s not a small little room makes you feel like you can spread your wings a little.” Such an expansive facility also allows the rechristened and reimagined Railtown Actors Studio to offer an array of unique audio-visual services, including editing facilities, a green screen, and audition video recording. Ultimately, the technology ensures that Railtown’s actors have every opportunity to flourish. “We offer a place for people to study. We’re also hoping that it’s a place for people to come and work on a one man show... or do a play reading... or do one

Free Will Astrology Rob Brezsny • Week of JULY 19 ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19): Acro-Yoga is a relatively new physical discipline. According to a description I read on a flyer in Santa Cruz, it "blends the spiritual wisdom of yoga, the loving kindness of massage, and the dynamic power of acrobatics." I'd love to see you work on creating a comparable hybrid in the coming months, Aries — some practice or system or approach that would allow you to weave together your various specialties into a synergetic whole. Start brainstorming about that impossible dream now, and soon it won't seem so impossible. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20): Unless you grow your own or buy the heirloom variety at farmer's markets, you probably eat a lot of tasteless tomatoes. Blame it on industrial-scale farming and supermarket chains. They've bred tomatoes to be homogenous and bland — easy to ship and pretty to look at. But there's a sign of hope: A team of scientists at the University of Florida is researching what makes tomatoes taste delicious, and is working to bring those types back into mainstream availability. I think the task you have ahead of you in the coming weeks is metaphorically similar, Taurus. You should see what you can to do restore lost flavor, color, and soulfulness. Opt for earthy idiosyncrasies over fake and boring perfection. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20): It'll be a humming, murmuring, whispering kind of week — a time when the clues you need will most likely arrive via ripplings and rustlings and whirrings. Here's the complication: Some of the people around you may be more attracted to clangs and bangs and jangles. They may imagine that the only information worth paying attention to is the stuff that's loudest and strongest. But I hope you won't be seduced by their attitudes. I trust you'll resist the appeals of the showy noise. Be a subtlety specialist who loves nuance and undertones. Listen mysteriously. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22): Most change is slow and incremental. The shifts happen so gradually that they are barely noticeable while you're living in the midst of them from day to day. Then there are those rare times when the way everything fits together mutates pretty quickly. Relationships that have been evolving in slow motion begin to speed up. Long-standing fixations melt away. Mystifying questions get clear answers. I think you're at one of these junctures now, Cancerian.

night of invited guests to work a particular part of a play out... someplace that’s a safe environment where you’re encouraged to take risks.” Having coached actors for the better part of 20 years, Cassini can immediately identify what he finds most rewarding. “I’ve coached professional actors and I’ve also

It's not likely you'll be too surprised by anything that happens, though. That's because you've been tracking the energetic build-up for a while, and it will feel right and natural when the rapid ripening kicks in. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22): Lately you've been spending time in both the off-kilter parts of paradise and the enchanting areas of limbo. On one notable occasion, you even managed to be in both places simultaneously. How'd you do that? The results have been colorful but often paradoxical. What you don't want and what you do want have gotten a bit mixed up. You have had to paw your way out of a dead-end confusion but have also been granted a sublime breakthrough. You explored a tunnel to nowhere but also visited a thrilling vista that provided you with some medicinal excitement. What will you do for an encore? Hopefully, nothing that complicated. I suggest you spend the next few days chilling out and taking inventory of all that's changed. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22): The painter Philip Guston loved to express himself creatively. He said it helped him to get rid of his certainty, to divest himself of what he knew. By washing away the backlog of old ideas and familiar perspectives, he freed himself to see the world as brand new. In light of your current astrological omens, Virgo, Guston's approach sounds like a good strategy for you to borrow. The next couple of weeks will be an excellent time to explore the pleasures of unlearning and deprogramming. You will thrive by discarding stale preconceptions, loosening the past's hold on you, and clearing out room in your brain for fresh imaginings. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22): Nineteenth-century author Charles Dickens wrote extensively about harsh social conditions. He specialized in depicting ugly realities about poverty, crime, and classism. Yet one critic described him as a "genial and loving humorist" who showed that "even in dealing with the darkest scenes and the most degraded characters, genius could still be clean and mirth could be innocent." I'm thinking that Dickens might be an inspirational role model for you in the coming weeks, Libra. It will be prime time for you to expose difficult truths and agitate for justice and speak up in behalf of those less fortunate than you. You'll get best results by maintaining your equanimity and good cheer. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21): For many years, ambergris was used as a prime ingredient in perfumes. And where does ambergris come from? It's basically whale vomit. Sperm whales produce it in their gastrointestinal tracts to protect them from the sharp beaks of giant squid they've eaten, then spew it out of their mouths. With that as your model, Scorpio, I challenge you to convert an inelegant aspect of your life into a fine asset, even a beautiful blessing. I don't expect you to

taught really young, eager actors where you see the lightbulb go off,” he explains. “I care for acting so much, that when someone respects it as well and discovers it for what it can be... It’s a big thrill.” Further information can be found at RailtownActors. com.

accomplish this task overnight. But I do hope you will finish by May of 2013. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21): "Interruption" will be a word of power for you in the coming days. No, really: I'm not being ironic, sarcastic, or satirical. It is possible that the interruptions will initially seem inconvenient or undesirable, but I bet you will eventually feel grateful for their intervention. They will knock you out of grooves you need to be knocked out of. They will compel you to pay attention to clues you've been neglecting. Don't think of them as random acts of cosmic whimsy, but rather as divine strokes of luck that are meant to redirect your energy to where it should be. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19): You don't have to stand in a provocative pose to be sexy. You don't have to lick your lips or radiate a smoldering gaze or wear clothes that dramatically reveal your body's most appealing qualities. You already know all that stuff, of course; in light of this week's assignment, I just wanted to remind you. And what is that assignment? To be profoundly attractive and alluring without being obvious about it. With that as your strategy, you'll draw to you the exact blessings and benefits you need. So do you have any brilliant notions about how to proceed? Here's one idea: Be utterly at peace with who you really are. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18): I brazenly predict, my dear Aquarius, that in the next ten months you will fall in love with love more deeply than you have in over a decade. You will figure out a way to exorcise the demons that have haunted your relationship with romance, and you will enjoy some highly entertaining amorous interludes. The mysteries of intimacy will reveal new secrets to you, and you will have good reasons to redefine the meaning of "fun." Is there any way these prophecies of mine could possibly fail to materialize? Yes, but only if you take yourself too seriously and insist on remaining attached to the old days and old ways. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20): Be alert for fake magic, and make yourself immune to its seductive appeal. Do not, under any circumstances, allow yourself to get snookered by sexy delusions, enticing hoaxes, or clever mirages. There will in fact be some real magic materializing in your vicinity, and if you hope to recognize it you must not be distracted by the counterfeit stuff. This is a demanding assignment, Pisces. You will have to be both skeptical and curious, both tough-minded and innocently receptive. Fortunately, the astrological omens suggest you now have an enhanced capacity to live on that edge. This week’s homework: Make two fresh promises to yourself: one that's easy to keep and one that's at the edge of your capacity to live up to. Share at

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Dear little Douglas Squirrel casualties of the Stanley Park Bridle Path bicycle downhill racecourse (AKA nature path), especially you, furry darling, with the bicycle tire tread embossed across your spine while your mouth still holds a cherished nut. RIP. Love Andrea, your human endangered pedestrian friend on the path

Persecuting puffers

I personally am a non-smoker and 100% agree that smoking is a terrible habit. It is poison, and I do not like breathing in second-hand smoke. I have been a witness on several occasions where I have seen a non-smoker verbally assault a smoker for polluting the air. I am not condoning smoking at all, but I will say this, I would rather spend my time with a polite smoker than with a non-smoker who has no social graces. What gives you the right to treat a human being with such blatant rudeness? Nothing. You might not smoke, but I guarantee you are far from perfect and do a lot of things that are not good for you or our environment. Do you treat your pot smoking friends the same way? You should, pot smoke has many toxins in it as well. Anything that burns has toxins in it — it’s basic science folks. Smokers have an addiction, one that is tougher to break than almost any drug known to mankind. At least they try to be courteous and stand on the curb, you go out of your way to be a nasty person. What is your excuse for being rude and impolite to strangers? You get what you give in life, and if you treat people that way then you don’t deserve any courtesy in return. Smoking aside — which of you is really the worse citizen? Paul, via email

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A star under the stars Todd’s Skye & Chang a buddy series, with a sci-fi twist By Emma O’Dea


ne of my favourite Vancouver summer traditions, Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) is back at Malkin Bowl for its 66th season. This year’s productions are the beloved Broadway classic, The Music Man, and the Vancouver premiere of Titanic: The New Musical (exactly 100 years after the tragic real life event). I caught up with one the stars of The Music Man, Chris Adams, who plays Marcellus, a con-man “gone legitimate.” Adams is a prominent presence in the Vancouver theatre scene, and is very excited about this year’s production:

This is your 4th TUTS production: Do you feel like a veteran now? My very first show was in 2004, where I played Bickle, a role in which I got to make everybody laugh. Since then I’ve taken breaks in between the other TUTS productions. The summers I didn’t perform I actually volunteered at the bar. So it’s a very nice atmosphere to be in, and a very nice summer tradition.

Why will people enjoy this year’s production of the Music Man? I think they’ll enjoy it because this is a ridiculously family friendly show. The very first song, which is only set to drums, is a very captivating introduction. From there you follow Harold Hill, the Music Man himself, and how he brings colour and excitement to the town and the people

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of River City. And the audience goes along on that journey.

What do you think the appeal is of live, outdoor theatre? Again, I think the fact that it’s so family friendly is very appealing. People can bring their kids, grandparents, everyone. And you can bring a picnic blanket along with you and sit on the hill with a group and watch the show. I think the shows work really well with the natural setting. When the sun goes down it kind of corresponds with the show in a way.

So we can expect great things from this year’s productions? Yes. The previews went better than anyone could have expected. People in the audience were actually singing at the top of their lungs. A great thing about this year’s show is that it really provides so much opportunity for dancers. As well, I don’t think people have ever seen an African-American Harold Hill. I think it’ll be very difficult for someone not to be smiling by intermission. Theatre Under The Stars runs on alternating nights from July 8 to Aug. 18. Shows take place in Stanley Park’s Malkin Bowl. For tickets and more info, visit


aving spent the past several years jumping through various preproduction hoops, writer-director-producer Loretta Todd has finally landed precisely where she wants to be: behind a camera, shooting the pilot episode of Skye & Chang, her genre-blending creation for the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network. “Being a sci-fi nerd, I have a particular affection for science fiction fans,” she admits. “So, Skye & Chang is being produced by filmmaker Loretta Todd for I think I have an idea of what the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network. Supplied photo we like and how we’re always looking for something innovahave a lot to bring to bear in Canada.’” tive and unique. And yet, [Skye Another storytelling priority for the filmmaker is & Chang] still references some of our favourites.” crafting a fictional world that reflects the cultural Enjoying a brief lunch break from a hectic shootrealities of Vancouver. “That reality is that we’re ing schedule, Todd is seated in a martial arts studio that her industrious crew has created in the Dr. Sun diverse,” Todd says. Should an entire series of Skye & Chang be ordered, she plans for the oneYat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. This is the headhour episodes to explore different ethnicities and quarters of Skye Daniels (Sera-Lys McArthur) and cultures. “All the kinds of realities of Canada,” she Emily Chang (Olivia Cheng), two friends who grew suggests. “There’s the opportunity to have very up together on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside diverse storylines.” and now mix their hand-to-hand combat with acts Rather fittingly, Todd has received support from of kindness to their disadvantaged neighbours and notably diverse sources, whether it’s APTN allowing close encounters with the third kind. her creative freedom during the development pro“I wanted to harken back to the buddy TV series cess or the Chinese Cultural Centre providing locayou used to see,” Todd says. “That idea of people tions for the finished product. With some satisfacdefending the underdog... I took that theme and tion, she says, “You always like to know that there’s married it with the sci-fi.” enthusiasm. That people believe in the dream.” For the Cree filmmaker, it was also an opportuniTwo of those believers are Todd’s leads, who’ve ty to use genre storytelling’s allegorical capabilities immediately breathed life into characters who to slyly explore weightier concerns and share her previously only existed on the page and in her philosophies regarding sovereignty and our shared imagination. responsibility to the land. “There’s a deep bond between the two of them,” “I wanted to find a way that was populist... That she says of Chang and Skye. “I think Olivia and people would come and watch it and wouldn’t Sera-Lys were really able to embody that bond. At realize that they are being educated,” shares Todd. the core, that’s what buddy films are: you can see “People are watching sci-fi with marital arts and a the deep respect and loyalty. At the core of martial beautiful cast and, at the same time, they’re going, arts films, that’s one of the things: loyalty. They’ve ‘Oh... So aboriginal people do have power. They really brought that to the project.” do have influence. They do have history... They do

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1 FASHION Magazine western editor Joy Pecknold hosted a crowd of fashion lovers at the Express store opening at Pacific Centre on July 12. 2 Delta Land Development president Bruce Langereis (left) and Hawksworth Restaurant’s Chef David Hawksworth (right) welcomed guests at Reflections for cocktails before sneak peek tours of the Private Residences at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia on July 10. 3 Tata Harper Skincare founder Tata Harper (centre) with BeautyMark co-owners Kendra Lovick (left) and Tayler Rogers (right) at a meet-and-greet for the brand on July 11. 4. Broken Social Scene’s Brendan Canning played DJ at the Terraza di Peroni party, held at the Vancouver Art Gallery rooftop pavilion on July 11. 5 Biltmore Cabaret general manager Darius Minwalla and his girlfriend Danielle Requena at the rooftop of the Vancouver Art Gallery on July 11. 6 Moeski founder Karin Bohne, C Restaurant’s Curtis Wong and Brian Jessel BMW marketing manager Chella Levesque (left to right) at the Terrazza di Peroni party on July 11, held at the Vancouver Art Gallery rooftop pavilion.








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Wright works wonders with Bard’s Wives By Greg Ursic


f someone proffered the words stubby, greaser, mirror ball and plaid pants, could you identify the common thread? What if they were to throw in “Rambling Man” and “Cheating Heart”? If you guessed Shakespeare, shockingly enough, you’d be right. Bard on the Beach (BOB) is back for its 23rd year, and with it comes director (and UBC alum) Johnna Wright and her interpretation of The Merry Wives of Windsor. Asked what it was like to be back at the festival this time as a director (she played Titania in Midsummer Night’s Dream at BOB’s genesis), Wright replied “I just found out that this is the same tent [where I debuted] — it’s an amazing feeling and brings back a lot of memories.” Wives, (“It’s considered to be not one of his greater works”, Wright notes), follows Falstaff, a broke, seen-betterdays rotund knight who schemes to court two well-to-do married women in the hopes of getting some nookie and financial security. When the women discover his plan, they decide to teach him a lesson. Setting the play in1968 Ontario may seem odd, but it felt natural to Wright, “Well Ontario because of Windsor, and I just feel that the way it comes together is that they are such a diverse group of people and it’s still a period where women are still kind of traditional.” It also made sense for her knight “with Falstaff being the only Brit trying to put one over on people in the colonies.” She takes a similar tack with the rest of the cast. The re-imagining features a panoply of unique characters including


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a Beatnik, singing housewives, a Clouseau-esque Doctor, and a South Asian Guru among others. Wright notes parenthetically, that even purists should be happy as “This is the world, in which you have stubby beers, [but] there’s nothing in there that Shakespeare didn’t write.” Okay, but what about the country music motif? Once again, Wright has a ready answer. “Someone said something about the play being proto-feminist and to me I think of Loretta Lynn as she wrote songs about feminists and independence. So I associated her with this play and it grew from there.” But The Bard’s works aren’t typically known for their musical component, which added a special dimension to the casting. “People had to be able to sing to a degree,” Wright explains, “and we had to work with the abilities of the people we had, but most of it was people having more ability than they said.” The music was “the biggest challenge but also the most fun; [but] learning the songs takes a lot of rehearsal time in addition to the time you’re spending learning the lines as you have to know it all.”



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Further complicating matters, the cast also perform King John on alternate nights and were on a very tight schedule. “We started on May 14 but because it’s a repertory company we had three weeks per show. They worked really hard.” Asked whether the actors ever got their roles confused Wright laughs, “I think if you’re not wearing a 1960s outfit and are wearing a crown it must be King John.” Wright’s Wives is slapstick Shakespearian style: innovative, hilarious and thoroughly entertaining, as evidence by the thunderous applause and standing ovation it received. Merry Wives plays on alternating evenings from now until Sept. 2. For show and ticket information:






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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.

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

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


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

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


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

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



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



1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555. 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 MOVING? NEED BOXES? Rent Moving Totes Instead






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





06951 Electrician Lic. Low cost. PANEL CHANGE. Big/small jobs. Residential/ Comm. 604-374-0062 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

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



BECOME AN OPTICIAN IN ONLY 6 MONTHS Optical Dispensing is a high-growth industry with good pay and job security. Train for a “Career With Vision”. START YOUR OWN BUSINESS!!

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

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


Become a 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.

Toll Free:


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

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

Call 604-685-1272


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


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

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





RASPBERRIES Greenvale Farms

OPEN Mon.- Sun. 8am to 6pm 604-856-3626 / 604-855-9351



1989 FORD E250 Van Amera camper van, fridge, stove, furn. bathrm. Only 142,000 km. New front brakes. Everything works. $5500 obo: (604)520-6512


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


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

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


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

Call 604-834-4897


1989 CAMARO RS, V6, auto, Ttop, AirCrd, N/S lady driven, $1900. Phone (604)591-6918. 2006 CHRYSLER 300, 4 door, loaded, 77,000K, fresh AirCare, $11,900 obo. Call 604-780-8404 2009 Saturn Astra XE, 4 dr h/b. Automatic. Options. Silver. 18,000 kms. $8300/firm. 604-538-4883


Check out Help Wanted - Class 130




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

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS 604-882-2733 RECYCLE YOUR JUNK! Rubbish Removal, Caring for the Earth. Professional Quality Service at Great Rates. 604-787-8782

PEARL DRUM SET, $800, 6 cymbals, 1 throne, 1 stool, double base pedal, in Hope. Call (604)869-7329


Haul Anything... But Dead Bodies!!



Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

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




South Hazelton BC, 5-acre Mountain view Farm, newly renovated 4-bdrm, 2.5/bath house, 2 greenhouses, large garden, 2.5 acres fenced, animal shelters. $200,000. Seller Motivated. 1 (250)842-7103



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



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



Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley


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


FREE BROCHURE - Kings County - ``Land of Orchards, Vineyards & Tides’’ - Nova Scotia’s beautiful Annapolis Valley. Live! Work! Start Business! Toll-Free 1.888.865.4647


1-800-910-6402 DL# 7557


ALL NEW Queen MATTRESS SET Still in Original Plastic! Must Sell. $150 - Call: 604-484-0379

MATTRESSES starting at $99

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: ESTATE OF; Joseph Gabriel MacDonald, late of Vancouver, BC, Deceased

The Scrapper

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

Residential & Commercial Services

We Recycle! GO GREEN!


FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

CENTURY APT 250 East 15th St.


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

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



On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

2 hr. Service (604)209-2026

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

P/B Choc. lab puppies, 5M, 6F, born June 27, CKC reg. vet✓ $750. 604-217-6551 or 604-825-1730




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

Call 604-830-7587

• Estate Services • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses & More!


Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly



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

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


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

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

PROFESSIONAL lifetime metal roof, aluminum patio cover, sunroom, windows, Andy 604-7157525

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







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



2009 SUZUKI GSXR 750, black, mint cond. 5,000K, with helmet, $8500obo.Must See! 778-891-4501 10% OFF with this AD



2001 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA, 1.8T turbo, 4 dr sedan, std, all options, exc cond. $5300 obo 604-780-8404 2006 HYUNDAI SONATA GLS V6 1owner, no accid, loaded, $10,750 100K. Super clean! 778-574-7991

604-787-5915, 604-291-7778



1989 S-CARGO (NISSAN). New Paint & sunroof. Aircare Certified. Right hand drive. Well maint. Great Marketing Opportunity! A real attention Grabber! Call 604-968-0856. $4500 OBO

1997 CITATION 5th wheel, 27.5’ with pop out. Good condition, $6000 604-860-5225/604-869-6159 2007 HARLEY SPORTSTER, factory custom, 74 cube (1200) big bore by Denco Cycle, Bassani pipe, Windshield, sissy bar, leather bags. 27,000Km, one old guy owner, $7,450 obo. Phone (604)817-1945



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

1995 SAFARI 7 pass van, all whl drive, 199K, AirCared, 2nd owner, good cond, $2600. (604)430-3556 1996 FORD RANGER, ext. cab, 2 whl. drive, auto, ArCrd, 3LV6, canopy, CD, $2500. obo 604-812-1278 2000 DURANGO 4X4, loaded, seats 7, AirCrd, exc. cond. $4500 obo. Call 604-780-8404



WEEKLY SPECIALS 100% BC Owned and Operated Prices Effective July 19 to July 25, 2012. We reserve the right to limit quantities. We reserve the right to correct printing errors.

Grocery Department Maple Hill Free Range Large Eggs

Meat Department Hero Nectars

1 dozen

assorted varieties



product of BC

1L • product of Spain + deposit +eco fee

Spring Creek New York Strip Loin Steaks

light, medium or amber

assorted varieties




Genisoy Protein Bars

250ml product of Quebec

61.5g • product of Canada

500-750g • product of Canada

473ml – 4/89ml • product of USA


Organic Blueberries from FarmHouse Lifestyle




Big 10lb Box

Rainier Cherries B.C. Grown

Roasted Specialty Chickens whole



Deli Department

assorted varieties


B.C. Grown


B.C. Grown each

product not exactly as shown

Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss Organic Frozen Coconut Dessert

Astro Yogurt assorted varieties including Greek

Bunch Carrots from Similkameen River Organics

13.59lb/ 29.96kg



Sockeye Salmon Pinwheels Stuffed with Crab

Uncle Luke's Organic Maple Syrup

Produce Department

1.00 off

regular retail price

3.98lb/ 8.77kg




Crofter's Family Size Organic Spreads raspberry or strawberry




383ml product of Canada

Bottle Green Beverages

.50 off

assorted varieties

regular retail price


Celebrating French Cheese! Save on the following selections: Le Roy Brie, Saint Andre Triple Cream, Roqueforte Societe or Chevretine.

750ml • product of UK + deposit +eco fee

reg 5.49

Earth's Choice Organic Fair Trade Coffee Beans Bulk

Amy's Kitchen Light & Lean Frozen Entrées made with organic vegetables and pasta assorted varieties

assorted varieties




227g product of USA


Bakery Department Organic Country French Bread or Baquettes white or wholewheat

A.C. LaRocco Frozen Pizzas

1.00 off

Volvic Spring Water

assorted varieties

5.99 342-411g • product of USA

regular retail price 280-550g


1L product of France +deposit +eco fee

Triple Fruit or Fruit and Nut Granola

Hot Kid Rice Crisps

Sunflower Kitchen Hummus and Dips

assorted varieties

assorted varieties



100g • product of China

227g • product of Canada

Patak's Sauces, Pastes or Chutneys

Earth's Choice Organic Canned Beans

assorted varieties

assorted varieties



250-400g • product of England

398ml • product of Canada



Bulk Department Raw Almonds bins or bags

10% off regular retail price

Health Care Department Vega Energizing Smoothie Powder


Jason Body Wash


900ml These natural botanical washes gently cleanse and nourish with vitamin E and Pro-Vitamin B5. No parabens, phthalates, sodium lauryl/laureth sulfates. Never tested on animals.

Enerex Satisfaction or Sensational

Rice Bakery


Multiseed Brown Rice Bread and Brown Rice Cinnamon Raisin Bread


60 caps

Satisfaction for men and Sensational for women are a blend of nutrients and high quality herbal aphrodisiacs, designed to increase libido, sexual, drive and performance.

2.00 off WOW!


Energize your day with a serving of Vega Energizing Smoothie: 10 g protein, 5 g fiber and 1 g Omega-3. Just add water, shake and go! Package contains two servings of vegetables per serving.

regular retail price 450-540g


Let Choices be your partner in wellness with our series of healthy living guides. Currently in stores, you will find copies of Choices’ booklets titled, Gluten-Free Food Guide, How to Grow a Healthy Kid and Find Your Healthy Weight. These are all available be for purchase at Choices locations for $11.95 plus applicable taxes.

PRICING Look for our

WOW! PRICING Kitsilano




Rice Bakery

South Surrey

2627 W. 16th Ave. Vancouver 604.736.0009

3493 Cambie St. Vancouver 604.875.0099

1888 W. 57th Ave. Vancouver 604.263.4600

1202 Richards St. Vancouver 604.633.2392

2595 W. 16th Ave. Vancouver 604.736.0301

3248 King George Blvd. South Surrey 604.541.3902

Choices at the Crest 8683 10th Ave. Burnaby 604.522.0936

Kelowna 1937 Harvey Ave. Kelowna 250.862.4864

WE Vancouver, July 19, 2012  

July 19, 2012 edition of the WE Vancouver