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Revenge best served on ice The CBC’s Grant Lawrence recalls a triumphant encounter with his childhood bully By Christine Lyon


ith his Coke-bottle glasses and hinged knee braces, CBC personality Grant Lawrence admits his 10-year-old self was an “unlikely” hockey fan. But a fan he was and, on the first day back at school after Christmas break, he proudly donned his brand new Buffalo Sabres T-shirt. That pride was soon deflated, Lawrence told the audience at a live TV taping of The Flame: Holiday Season Edition on Nov. 7 at The Cultch, where he was one of 12 local performers to share their humorous, heartwarming and sometimes painful Christmas memories. The biggest, meanest boy in school — who happened to


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be a star hockey player — was not impressed with Lawrence’s Christmas acquisition. “He reached down to me, grabbed me by the shirt, pulled me up, and screamed into my face ‘Buffalo Sabres suck, kid,’ and then threw me down onto the hall where my glasses went off clattering and my knee braces locked up.” It was a traumatizing experience for young Lawrence. It was also the last time he wore that shirt. This bully continued to torment Lawrence and, by the end of high school, Lawrence not only hated his bully, he also, by association, hated hockey. Twenty years later, a 30-something Lawrence decided it was time to reclaim the sport he loved and, with a group of friends, he formed a beer-league hockey team — the Vancouver Flying Vees. Lawrence, the goalie, was warming up in the crease before a Christmastime game when, to his horror, he spotted a “familiar hulk” skating at the opposite end of the rink. “All of a sudden I felt like that

cowering kid on the elementary school floor, shivering and shaking,” Lawrence says. “I was trying to hide in my mask and goalie gear and I just wanted to roll up into a ball and disappear.” But the puck dropped. And, in the triumphant finale of his story, Lawrence told the captivated audience how he managed to deflect a last-minute breakaway shot by his charging bully. “I just get the tip of my middle finger on [the puck], the finger that I wanted to show him my entire life, and the clock rolls down, the buzzer goes and the Vancouver Flying Vees win the game 3-2!” he exclaims. “Right then I learned that revenge is best served on ice.” The Flame: Holiday Season Edition is presented with Metro Vancouver as part of its Create Memories, Not Garbage campaign. It will be broadcast on Shaw TV, Channel 4 in December and will be available to view at Read WE Vancouver for more Christmas tales from this season’s storytellers.

CBC radio host and award-winning author Grant Lawrence was one of the storytellers at The Flame: Holiday Season Edition. Doug Shanks/file photo

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oshiko Kamikusa is Snow Queen. She is also Arabian and sometimes Dewdrop. The teenager is a dancer with Goh Ballet Academy and is very excited to be one of 200 local dancers performing in this year’s production of The Nutcracker. She won’t be playing all three parts in one performance but has performed each of them before and always finds something new to improve on each time. At 16, she is a dedicated and passionate ballet student with the dream of becoming a principal or prima ballerina. She was




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born in Tokyo, has lived in Hawaii, and now calls Vancouver home because of the Goh Ballet Academy. Goh Ballet Academy was founded in 1979 by Choo Chiat and Lin Yee Goh, principal dancers of the National Ballet of China. They wanted to offer the highest caliber of education in dance while raising cultural awareness in the community. Students from the Goh Ballet Academy often move on to dance with renowned companies around the world. Yoshiko knew this is where she wanted to study — there would be plenty of time performing on stage and that’s what she loves to do. She believes the most important aspect of performance is to be able to share the art of ballet with an audience. “The Nutcracker is a big deal — as a dancer but also for giving back,” she says. “At this special time of year, it’s an opportunity to thank others and show our apprecia-

tion for their involvement in our lives. That’s what I do when I dance.” Accompanied by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Yoshiko feels privileged to dance to live music. She is always amazed at how vibrant the whole theatre becomes. “Suddenly everyone is just swept away in the magical moments of The Nutcracker.” Guest stars from the New York City ballet have been invited to join the company of students, and Yoshiko is grateful for the opportunity to work with these professionals. The opportunity to watch them, let alone dance with them, is educational and motivating for a dancer in the senior professional program. Goh Ballet’s production of The Nutcrakcer is December 19-23 at The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts. For details and ticket information go to




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Bad Boys dancer channels Gene Kelly By Gen Handley


rowing up in Richmond, dancer Alexei Geronimo discovered his idol while sitting on the living room sofa, watching old, classic movies on TV. “I loved Singing in the Rain and I loved Gene Kelly; he’s one of my idols,” Geronimo says. “I just love the way he performs, his presence, how fluid he is. And I like to channel that whenever I perform on stage, how effortless he makes it all look. Really, back in the day, that’s when it all started. I just enjoyed that so much.” When Geronimo is performing with the Bad Boys of Dance — he’ll be with them in Vancouver on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 —, not only is he is emulating Kelly but he is also expressing his true self in the most transparent, natural way he knows. Hearing him talk about this experience on the stage, it is hard not to be envious. “Whatever I want to say to people in real life and I don’t say, it comes out when I’m on stage,” he explains. “People, the audience get to see my true being and my true personality on stage. It’s such an amazing experience.” But with this experience comes the price of intense training and travelling. After more than three years with the Bad Boys

troupe, Geronimo is taking a timeout to unwind, but continuing to work, in LA. “I needed a break,” he says. “I’ve been touring with them for three years now and we’ve literally been all over the place, from Sweden to Australia to New Zealand to Japan. I’ve seen a lot of different places and it was a long journey.” When he was 15, Geronimo started that journey in recreational tap dance classes at the Richmond Academy of Dance. Since then, he has explored a number of different styles — currently, his favourites are contemporary dance and ballet, which makes the Bad Boys eclectic routine a perfect fit for him. “There’ some tap, a lot of jazz, contemporary and some ballet and sometimes hip hop,” he says. “Bad Boys is definitely more challenging than anything I’ve done. It’s two hours of straight dancing the whole time. So it’s very physical and athletic. It has great energy. It’s like contemporary ballet meets rock music, so it’s very different from all the other shows.”

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THEATRE THE CULTCH, 1895 Venables • DICKENS’ WOMEN – MIRIAM MARGOLYES: Miriam Margolyes (Harry Potter, Romeo + Juliet) portrays 23 of Dickens’ best-loved characters, revealing everything from the raucous humour of his characterisations to the darker, more sinister, aspects of his life and work. Nov. 15-Dec. 1. • LEO: The laws of gravity are made to be broken in this mindboggling piece of physical theatre. Juxtaposes projected film and live performance. Dec. 4-15. • THE CHRISTMAS CAROL PROJECT: An enchanting, musical version of Dickens’ tale, The Christmas Carol Project blends classic literature and contemporary folk music. Brass Monkey Productions’ Juno-nominated folk musicians return for a third year. Dec. 16-18. • DON JUAN - A BOLD NEW ADAPTATION OF MOLIERE’S MOST SCANDALOUS COMEDY: Festooned with swordplay, seduction, and song, the satiric tale follows the irresistible rogue and defiant hedonist down an unrepentant path to hellfire and brimstone. Peter Jorgensen and Simon Webb. Dec. 26-Jan. 26. PACIFIC THEATRE, 1440 W. 12TH • BRIDE ON CREDIT: Romantic comedy by writer/director Cara Cunningham featuring Alison Chisholm, Mary Jane Eden, Karyn Guenther, Shayna Jones, Richard

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pressed to escape an embarrassing and easily misinterpreted situation. With typical Noel Coward repartee and dazzling wit, he sidesteps complications and mounting confusion in this United Players production at Jericho Arts Centre (1675 Discovery), to Dec. 2. United • THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR: A provincial town is thrown into a Marx Brothers-like world of panic, greed and silliness when its bumbling elected officials learn that a government inspector is paying a visit. Nov. 15 - Dec. 2 (no shows Mondays.) Studio 58 at Langara College (100 W. 49th). Free to $24.70 at or 604-684-2787. • THE MEASURE OF A MAN: Vancouver fashion columnist JJ Lee will read from a brand new stage adaptation of his award-winning memoir on Nov. 16 at 7:30pm. Also readings of Loretta Seto’s Deep Water (Nov. 18 at 2:30) and Minh Ly’s Ga Ting (Nov. 15 at 7:30pm). Produced by Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre at Moberly Arts & Cultural Cente. Free, but space is limited • THE LIFE GAME: A live biography told through improvisation that reminds us that every life, however ordinary, is extraordinary. Wednesday through Sunday, Dec. 5 – 16, 8pm, Studio 1398 (1398 Cartwright, Granville Island). $20 at the door or $17.50,

• THE WIZARD OF OZ: Carousel Theatre invites young audiences to join Dorothy and friends as they learn about courage, compassion, and the meaning of home in the beloved family musical, Dec. 7-Jan. 6 at Waterfront Theatre (1412 Cartwright). $15-$29 at • A CARPENTERS CHRISTMAS: Based on The Carpenters’ two Christmas albums and Christmas variety shows, the story of the Nativity is told through dramatic presentation, media, music at dance. Lisa Rock, Nick Anderson, Justin Boller, Amy Malouf, Ken McMullen, Dave Orlicz, and Micky York with Destino as the special guests. Dec. 22 at 7pm, Dec. 23 at 10:30am, Queen Elizabeth Theatre (649 Cambie.)

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oyce Hinton remembers it very clearly when she first saw the Punch Brothers perform. “I was in New York for a conference and a colleague had invited me to come to a club for a musical showcase where they were playing,” says Hinton, the comanaging director of programming at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. “This band came on and they were so young. They were having so much fun and they teased each other — you could feel their joy. And then Joyce Hinton they would play and they were fantastic. The audience just loved them.” And now, more than two years later and after some juggling of schedules, Hinton is bringing the Punch Brothers to the Chan Centre for a performance on November 24. “It takes a while sometimes for the schedules to align and everything to work out,” she says. “But it will be worth the wait.” As the person in charge of orchestrating the Chan Centre program each year, it is Hinton’s job to travel the globe, looking for talented artists who fit the eclectic and quality standards of the UBC-based centre. “I look for artists of a very high calibre,” she says. “I think artists that fit into our


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The Punch Brothers, a freewheeling five-member string band, perform Nov. 24. vision of cultural diversity, cultural understanding — they’re artists who are the very best in their field or are pushing the boundaries of creating new kinds of music such as the Punch Brothers. It’s not always the case, but we look at what the artists are interested as well — in their causes and issues.” She says it is never a tough sell when attracting artists to play the centre and the city. The appeal includes a respected global reputation for the Chan Centre, the wellknown natural beauty of Vancouver, and also the enthusiastic audiences that we are starting to become known for.

“Vancouver audiences are great,” Hinton says. “The artists really respond to the audiences. That’s what I hear over and over again that they’re so appreciative of how wonderful the audiences are. We love the music here.” Hearing the animation in her voice when she talks about her job, it is clear that Hinton loves working at the Chan Centre. “It’s a fantastic element of my job where I go out to see and hear music. I’m the luckiest woman and I love it — I’m very fortunate.”


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HOLIDAY hot tickets all-male ensemble, live taiko drumming and innovative video. Dec. 6-8, 8pm at Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie). $22-$30 at • BALLET BC PRESENTS IN/VERSE: The North American premiere of A.U.R.A (Anarchist Unit Related to Art) by Italian choreographer Jacopo Godani and the world premiere by American choreographer Nicolo Fonte will be danced to the ETHEL string quartet recording of works by Mesinai, Zarvos and Lang. Ballet BC’s Emily Molnar creates a full ensemble world premiere featuring her signature complex and sensual choreography, inspired by John Zorn’s Book of Angels. Nov. 22-24, 8pm at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (649 Cambie). $22.25-$70 at • BC BALLET’S NUTCRACKER: Choreographed by Galina Yordanova and Nina Menon, with costumes designed by Paul Daigle, BC Ballet’s Nutcracker is set in turn of the 20th century Canada and presents a unique take on the sparkling Christmas tradition, featuring endearing Canadian scenes such as a hockey game and a battle on Parliament Hill at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (649 Cambie). Dec. 14-16. $30.25-$87.75 at

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• KAREN FLAMENCO: SNOW QUEEN: A journey sparked by evil and guided by love. Nov. 16-17. $45 at 604-629-8849.

• GOH BALLET’S NUTCRACKER: A luminescent performance of the traditional ballet by Vancouver’s young dancers. Tchaikovsky’s memorable score performed live by members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra. Dec. 19-22 at 7:30pm; Dec. 22 & 23 at 2pm, Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts.

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• DANCE ALLSORTS 15TH ANNIVERSARY WITH DANCERS OF DAMELAHAMID + RAVEN SPIRIT: Explore the connections between traditional story, dance and song, contemporary dance methodologies and image making. Nov. 18, 2pm-3pm at the Roundhouse. $5-$20 at door. • TEJAS INTO THE LIGHT: Indian classical dance & music, food & friendship Nov. 17, 7pm. $20 at door (chai and samosas included). • AMALUNA: Cirque du Soleil’s mysterious island governed by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. Nov. 23Dec. 9 at Concord Pacific Place (88 Pacific). $33-$104.50 from  • RASTA THOMAS’ BAD BOYS OF DANCE: Professional dancers from the Broadway stage, from Cirque du Soleil and finalists from So You Think You Can Dance. Centre for Performing Arts, Nov. 30-Dec. 1.

CONCERTS • 12TH WORLD KINDNESS CONCERT: Raises funds for educational programs that help kids deal with issues of violence, bullying and suicide across BC. Performers include Valdy, John Mann and Bill Hender-

• DANCE ALLSORTS 15TH ANNIVERSARY WITH VANCOUVER TAP DANCE SOCIETY: Accompanied by live jazz musicians in an unforgettable percussive conversation that features syn-

cont’d on page 14 son. Nov. 16. at the Centre for Performing • REBIRTH BRASS BAND: Nov. 17, 10pm. $22-$25. • NIKKI HILL WITH MATT HILL BAND: Dec. 9. 6pm. $15-$18. • CANDYE KANE BAND: Dec. 13, 6pm. $17-$20. • BENJAMIN FRANCIS LEFTWICH: Nov. 16 at the Media Club (695 Cambie). $15 at • RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS: Nov. 17 at Rogers Arena. $56.40-$87.60 at • JILL BARBER: A NIGHT OF HANK WILLIAMS AND OTHER CLASSICS: Nov. 25, 8pm at the Electric Owl (928 Main). $25-$27 at or 604-990-7810. • BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND THE E STREET BAND: Nov. 26, 7:30 pm at Rogers Arena. $85.15-$133.85 at • BLACKIE AND THE RODEO KINGS: Nov. 27, 8pm at the Vogue Theatre (918 Granville). $35-$45 at • ECO-ARTS SALON: WILLY BLIZZARD: Nov. 28, 7pm at the Roundhouse. • DELHI 2 DUBLIN: Nov. 30, 8pm at the Commodore Ballroom (868 Granville). $27.50 at • THE KILLERS WITH TEGAN AND SARA: Dec. 3 at the Pacific Coliseum. $32.85-$62.75 at • CORB LUND: Dec. 13 at the Commodore Ballroom (868 Granville). $39.25 at • CELEBRATION OF BC MUSIC: Chilliwack, Jim Byrnes, David Gogo, Shaun Verreauult, Steph MacPherson, Steve Dawson, Murray Porter, Terri-Lynn Williams Davidson, The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer, Portage and Main, Cityreal, Tonye Aganaba & The Foundation, Dec. 7 at The Vogue in support of Music BC Charitable Foundation’s music education program. $30 or $75

VIP package. Tickets at NorthernTickets. com. • JESSE COOK: Dec. 15 at the Orpheum Theatre (884 Granville). $70.25-$80.50 at • THE SHEEPDOGS: Dec. 19 and 20 at the Commodore Ballroom (868 Granville). $38.25 at

OPERA • LA TRAVIATA: Opera Pro Cantanti presents Verdi’s classic about frivolity, folly and faithful love. Nov. 18, 7pm, at Cambrian Hall (215 E. 17th). $18/12 from 604-3408545 or • THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE: This colourful production features Christopher Gaze as the very model of a modern MajorGeneral, internationally renowned mezzosoprano Judith Forst as Ruth, and – in keeping with tradition – updates to the songs and script that will tickle local audiences. Mr. Gaze will also direct the production. Dec. 1-9.

CLASSICAL VOICE • MONTREAL SOPRANO KERRY-ANNE KUTZ AND DENIS BEDARD: Works ranging from the Baroque era to two world premieres, in the magnificent setting and acoustics of Holy Rosary Cathedral. The recital will be projected on a giant screen at the front of the church. Nov. 16, 8pm at the Holy Rosary Cathedral (646 Richards). $15$20 at • VANCOUVER MEN’S CHORUS – MAKING SPIRITS BRIGHT: Vignettes of childhood wonderment in surprising and delightful ways. Marvellous toys, Nutcrackers, and even Christmas tree tops come to life in song and dance. Dec. 6-10 at St. Paul’s Anglican Church (Jervis and Pendrell). $30 at

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VANCOUVER CHAMBER CHOIR • FINDING THE STILL POINT: MUSIC FOR HEALING: Dedicated to the search for serenity and inner peace. Intimate masterpieces, beautiful programming surprises and calming Gregorian chant. Nov. 16, 8pm at Ryerson United Church (2205 West 45). • BRITTEN: SAINT NICOLAS WITH BEN HEPPNER: Tenor Ben Heppner sings the colourful Saint Nicolas cantata by Benjamin Britten. The companion piece for this joyous holiday concert is the vivacious Gloria by Vivaldi. Dec. 7, 8pm at the Orpheum Theatre (601 Smithe). • A DYLAN THOMAS CHRISTMAS: A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES: Read by Welshman Russell Roberts of Bard on the Beach. Illustrated with an all-new set of Christmas carols and songs arranged especially by Jon Washburn. Dec. 14 and 16 at Ryerson United Church (2205 West 45). • A DYLAN THOMAS F-A-M-I-L-Y CHRISTMAS: A shortened version recommended for families with children nine years of age and older. With Vancouver Children’s Choir. Dec. 15, 3pm at Ryerson United Church (2205 West 45). • JOY: Marcus Mosely Chorale presents a Gospel Christmas Celebration with The Delisle Vocal Project. Dec. 7 & 8, 7:30pm, St. Andrew’s Wesley (1012 Nelson). $25 adults, $20 seniors and students. • A CHRISTMAS REPRISE: The Vancouver Cantata Singers evoke the warmth, festive feeling, and pure emotional delight of the seasons in a matinee concert at Holy Rosary Cathedral, Dec. 22 at 2pm. Eclectic sampling of songs ends with Ave Maria. Tickets $18 at, 604-7308856 or at the door (if still available.) • SINGING THE SEASON: Chalice Choir’s advent concert featuring Bach’s Contata #63 with seasonal music and singalong. Dec. 2, 7:30pm, Unitarian Church of Vancouver (949 W. 49th). $15.


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cont’d on page 15 VANCOUVER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA or 604-876-3434 • THE LAND OF SMILES: Lehár’s romantic, bittersweet tale of lost love. Nov. 15, 2pm, Orpheum. $38 • VSO CHAMBER PLAYERS: Chamber music by Handel, Schumann, Prokofiev and a rare performance of music by Baroque composer Jean-Marie Leclair. Nov. 15, 7:30pm, Nov. 18, 2pm, Pyatt Hall, VSO School of Music. $35  • THE BRIGHT LIGHTS OF BROADWAY: Tonyaward winning Debbie Gravitte performs a collection of songs. Jeff Tyzik, conductor. Nov. 16 and 17, 8pm, Orpheum. $25-$88 • BARENAKED LADIES: VSO accompanies the band as it sings some of its greatest hits, and some funky holiday favourites, with the band. Nov. 30, 8pm. • MUSIC OF THE MASTERS: Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Beethoven conducted by Tania Miller with Elina Vahala on violin. Dec. 1, 8pm, Orpheum; Dec. 3, 8pm, Bell Performing Arts Centre • HOLIDAY HOORAY: Let your music shine with Lisa & Linda children’s entertainers. Singalong snow songs and Nutcracker Sweets! Featuring a brass trio. Dec. 7, 10am and 11:30am, Vancouver Playhouse Theatre; Dec 8, 10am and 11:30am, Terry Fox Theatre. • AL SIMMONS: FESTIVE FRIVOLITY: Everyoneon’s in stitches, including the orchestra when this entertainer is on the stage. Dec. 9, 2pm, Orpheum • SYMPHONIC SHOWCASE: Accomplished young English conductor Mark Wigglesworth guideS the orchestra through Schubert’s beautiful Unfinished Symphony and Bruckner’s mighty Symphony No. 7. DEC. 8 & 10, 8pm, Orpheum. • A TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS: A beautiful evening of heartwarming Christmas music and carols, hosted by the inimitable Christopher Gaze. Dec. 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, various times and locations. • THE FOUR SEASONS: Acclaimed VSO Concertmaster Dale Barltrop reprises his Four Seasons performance of two years ago. Vivaldi’s timeless classic and Astor Piazzolla’s sensational, tango-flavoured The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires for Violin and Strings. Dec. 21 & 22, 8pm Chan Centre. • VETTA GOES BAROQUE: Telemann’s Paris Quartet in E minor and CPE Bach’s Hamburg Sonata with Michael Jarvis, harpsichord; Christie Reside, flute; Joan Blackman, violin; Jennie Press, violin; Tawnya Popoff, viola; Janet Steinberg, cello; Dylan Palmer, bass. Nov. 15 at 2pm, Nov. 16 at 8pm, West Point Grey United Church.

EARLY MUSIC VANCOUVER • The Galileo Project: Music of the Spheres, Nov. 23 at 8pm ( $42 adult, $37 students & seniors, from Kay Meek Centre box office, 604-981-6335 (MEEK) or • The Tallis Scholars’ Christmas Concert, Dec. 6 at 8pm. Framed by two brilliant settings of the Magnificat, features Lassus’ unforgettable Osculetur me, Arvo Pärt’s particular world of intense simplicity and calm, and the joyous work of Praetorius. Chan Centre (6265 Crescent Rd., UBC). • The Bach Cantata Project: Festive Bach Cantatas for Christmas, Dec. 23 at 3pm. Selection of cantatas features natural horn, oboe d’amore, and four leading vocal soloists: Shannon Mercer, Laura Pudwell, Colin Balzer, and Sumner Thompson, under the expert direction of violinist Marc Destrubé. Chan Centre. For this and Tallis Scholars, tickets $63/$48/$32 (students and seniors $3 discount), available at the Chan Centre ticket office, or from,1Students $16 855-985-ARTS (2787). Seniors $33 Series tickets for all Adults $35 three performances Tickets available at the door at $151/$115/$77 or call 604.873.4612 (students and seniors $144/$108/$70) by calling 604-732-1610 or at

HOLIDAY hot tickets • Music in the Morning: Colin Carr: J.S. Bach’s suites for unaccompanied cello, with British cellist Colin Carr performing two of Bach’s masterworks. Nov. 15 &16, 10: 30am at Vancouver Academy of Music (1270 Chestnut). Students $16, seniors $33, adults $35. • WEST COAST SYMPHONY CONCERT FEATURES JOHANNES BRAHMS AND CESK ZADEJA: The Tragic Overture and Symphony No. 2 in D Major by Johannes Brahms and a follow-up to the orchestra’s musical tour of Albania this past summer, Symphony No. 1 by Cesk Zadeja. Nov. 16, 8pm at Christ Church Catherdral (690 Burrard), Nov. 18, 2pm at West Vancouver United Church (2062 Esquimalt). • LUX/NOX – MUSICA INTIMA AND PACIFICA BAROQUE ORCHESTRA: Musica intima and Pacific Baroque Orchestra join forces for an evening featuring works by early music composers such as J.S. Bach and Marc-Antoine Charpentier. Nov. 18, 2:30pm at St. Andrew’s United Church (1044 St. Georges). $10-$35 at MusicaIntima. • BEETHOVEN CELEBRATION: VAMSO WITH GUESTS: All-Beethoven program featuring the VAM Symphony Orchestra performing the famous Symphony No. 9 with the Vancouver Bach Choir and soloists from the Vancouver Opera Young Artists Program. Three of VAM’s successful alumni return: Naomi Woo (Piano; Yale University), Jonathan Chan (Violin; Guildhall School), and Jonathan Lo (Cello; Juillard School) performing Beethoven’s Triple Concerto for piano, violin and cello. Nov. 18 at the Orpheum Theatre (601 Smithe). $10 at • ANCIENT MUSIC FROM THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: In celebration of Canada Music Week with piano students of Corey Hamm. Nov. 18, 7pm at Barnett Hall (6361 Memorial). Free. • SINKING OF THE TITANIC: Redshift Music’s performance inside the Vancouver Aquatic Centre (1050 Beach). Victoria’s Aventa Ensemble will perform British composer Gavin Bryars’ 1969 masterpiece. Dec. 4, 9pm. $10-$20 at BrownPaperTickets. com or at the door.

CRAFTS • NIKKEI PLACE CRAFT & BAKE FAIR: Gorgeous traditional Japanese textiles, fun and funky contemporary items, as well as home baking. Nov. 17-18. • HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR: Shop for beautifully crafted items from more than 60 talented crafters at the West End Community Centre (870 Denman), Nov. 24 & 25, 10am-4pm. Free. • STRATHCONA WINTER CRAFT SALE: More than 35 local vendors offering a range of handmade items. $2. Proceeds benefit the Strathcona Childcare Centre. Nov. 24, 10am-5pm, Strathcona Community Centre (601 Keefer). • GOT CRAFT: This handmade market proves that “craft” doesn’t have to be a bad word. Food lovers will be particularly delighted in booths that offer infused honey from local backyard hives, make-your-own cheese kits, Sticky Spoons homemade jams, and silk-screened aprons. Dec. 8-9 at the Croatian Cultural Centre (3250 Commercial). • GREAT VANCOUVER CRAFT FAIR: More than 150 vendors and live entertainment and fun activities such as face-painting and a visit from Santa. Support the food bank with a donation of a canned food item. Dec. 15-16, Salt Building in Olympic Village. • DECK THE HALL FAIR: 50 outstanding local artisans will come together in the Historic Heritage Hall (3102 Main). Features prepared food including candy, gourmet preserves, salsa, chocolate, teas and fine crafts that include a great variety of jewellery, woodwork, photography, glasswork, knits, pottery, kid & baby stuff, also body care, shiatsu station $2; kids free. Dec. 1 and 2, 11am-5pm.

WORDS • BOOK LAUNCH: ESCAPE TO GOLD MOUNTAIN: David H.T. Wong celebrates the launch of his graphic novel Escape to Gold Mountain. David Wong will give a short visual talk and presentation and then will take questions from the audience. Nov. 18, 2pm at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden (578 Carrall).

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opportunities, literary readings and panel discussions, a foodie event, the annual book club event, writing and self-publishing workshops, children’s authors, film-screenings, and two onsite bookstores. Nov. 24-29 at Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver (950 West 41).

Elf to Water Cooler Elf to Cash Register Elf, Sedaris worked his way up the candy-cane ladder and lived to share his hysterical, behind-the-scenes anecdotes. Showcases the comic brilliance of Ryan Beil. Nov. 22-Dec. 22 at the Revue Stage (1601 Johnston). $25-$35 at • IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: George Bailey’s guardian angel swoops in to remind him that faith, hope, and family make life truly wonderful. Nov. 26-Dec. 29 at the Granville Island Stage (1585 Johnston). • CANDYTOWN: New for this year, Christmas comes to Vancouver’s Yaletown neighbourhood with this free, outdoor festival. The historic warehouse district will be transformed into a winter wonderland, complete with a 32,000-square-foot outdoor skating rink, reindeer petting zoo, horse-drawn carriage rides and more. Nov. 23-24. • VANCOUVER CHRISTMAS MARKET: Named one of the world’s top 10 Spectacular Holiday Markets by Frommer’s, it’s

CHRISTMAS • LUMINESCENCE AT THE VANCOUVER AQUARIUM: Gaze at a display of 100-plus origami jellyfish that light up when eels give off electric charges, and learn how sea creatures create and reflect light in the depths of the ocean. Don’t miss the thrilling 4-D film The Polar Express, where you’ll feel the wind on your face, touch snow with your fingertips and smell hot chocolate in the air. Nov. 22-Jan. 22. • SANTALAND DIARIES: True confessions of an Macy’s elf by popular humourist David Sedaris. From posts as Vomit Corner

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Eastside Culture Crawl: Nov. 16 to 18 It’s bound to leave visitors wildly inspired and with a dent in their Christmas list By Jenn Chic


effrey Boone is busy playing Wack-a-Mole. The executive director of the Eastside Culture Crawl is not actually perched with mallet in hand; he’s answering phones and emails to offer solutions and support in the last few days leading up to the much anticipated annual art festival. Most of the planning happens in the late spring and summer and by early autumn, Jeffrey, his staff and their volunteers make sure that everything

Robi Smith, Blue Lantern Studio

1218 E Pender Street, between Vernon and Clark, Painting, collage Robi Smith loves all the creativity that bursts out of the studios during the East Side Culture Crawl. A selftaught artist, Smith is passionate about the Northeastern Pacific ocean. Many of her paintings feature ocean creatures to bring light to the environmental concerns they are faced with. She hopes to inspire and bring awareness through her paintings, greeting cards and picture books.

Denise Wilson, Patina Designs and Bronsino Designs for Living

Mergatroid Building, 975 Vernon Drive, Suite 225, Leather With two unique lines of leather goods, Denise Wilson recycles and remodels everything. Bronsino for Living is a line of classic men’s and women’s handbags that only get better with age. Made to last and made of new leather or offcuts and discards from the furniture industry, no two are alike. Patina, a line of leather accessories accented with hand silk-screened images and appliqués, takes functionality to a finer place. Buttons, books, wallets, and belts transform the tiniest bits into useful items keeping Denise’s “zero waste” policy at the forefront of her creativity and ingenuity.

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721 and 729 Gore Street, Chinatown, Ceramics David Robinson’s childhood in and around the rugged natural beauty of Powell River has definitely informed his ceramics work. He is a first-time participant at the crawl and the first studio in Chinatown to be featured. His studio, along with a handful of other artists, is in a building that was once an abandoned shopping mall. He believes it is about to become a new creative cultural destination. Focussed on casting, David’s work is beautiful, interesting a little bit tonguein-cheek. Look for life-size skulls, cherry log vases and “Adam and Steve” — a set of salt and pepper shakers cast from a GI-Joe 12-inch action doll, able to be displayed in a variety of poses.

falls into place. And it does, for 16 years now. “I love the diverse collection of artists and craft makers we have at all levels of their practice,” he says. This year, he is especially excited about the new Terminal City Glass Co-op (1191 Parker Street). The building’s owner, Morley Faber, was instrumental in setting up a shared space for glass blowers. “They offer classes, share equipment, and rent studio space. It’s a great model for artists who’d like to do the same, in any medium.” The Crawl continues to thrive with many artists unveiling new work to a consistently growing annual audience. From furniture to jewelry, clothing to painting, and just about any combination there of, the Eastside Culture Crawl is the perfect opportunity to stroll through the artist’s life and maybe even their living room.

Tannis Hopkins, Interesting and funny. Art for food lovers.

Parker Street Studios, 1000 Parker Street, Suite 108 Tannis Hopkins has done it! She has combined her two passions — painting and food culture into a collection of enticing artworks. It truly is food as art, and documents Tannis’ travels, observations and gastronomic experiences through the medium of oil painting and an impressionistic style. From rustic Barcelona tapas to Schwartz’s smoked meat sandwiches in Montreal, this is definitely a menu with something for everyone.

Janna Hurtzig

339 Railway Street, Suite 208 Sewing Many around Vancouver are familiar with Janna Hurtzig’s line of vinyl bags, Astrosatchel. Sturdy, colourful and fun, they are made for the weather here on the West Coast. For her latest endeavour, Winterluxe, Janna has a newline of accessories to get excited about. She’s been combing the countryside for secondhand cashmere, also great for keeping cozy on the coast. Using 100% recycled cashmere she sews up a slew of accessories - touques, ear warmers, reversible fingerless mittens for wearing, with pillows and hot water bottle covers for snuggling.

Heather Braun-Dahl, DahlHaus Ceramics

Mergatroid Building, 975 Vernon Drive, Suite 3, Ceramics Perhaps Heather’s ceramics seem familiar because of their mid-century modern and Scandanavian-inspired glaze patterns. Perhaps they seem familiar because they are available at Anthropologie and West Elm and have been featured on Rachel Ray. With a host of new glaze colours and patterns fresh from the kiln, Heather hasn’t been resting on her success. Always inspired and innovating, she looks forward to the opportunity at the crawl to connect with people who have seen her work out there in the world, right in the comfort of her new and renovated studio.

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cont’d on page 18 an authentic “Christkindlmarkt” featuring traditional German crafts, cuisine and entertainment. A special children’s area gives youngsters the chance to make their own Christmas gifts and ride the children’s Christmas carousel. German bratwurst, Swiss raclette, brataepfel (stuffed baked apples) and schupfnudeln (German noodles)t. New this year is the X-mas Factor singing competition for the grand prize: a studio recording worth $10,000. Nov. 24-Dec. 23, 11am-9pm. $2-$5 at the door. • VANCOUVER WELSH MEN’S CHOIR: With select lower mainland

On Nov. 22, dancers from The Goh Ballet will bring the magic of The Nutcracker to The Bay during its annual Party Perfect beauty gala. You can also win a VIP package to the ballet. David Cooper photo

Dancers from Goh Ballet’s Nutcracker will entertain shoppers at The Bay By Kelsey Klassen


mythical battle of miniature proportions could very well play out on the main floor of the Bay Downtown on Nov. 22. Towards the end of the night, as shoppers bask in holiday cheer at the Bay’s annual Party Perfect beauty gala, dancers from the Goh Ballet’s Nutcracker ensemble (in character as Gingerbread soldiers, candies, malicious mice et al.) will be disseminating amongst the crowd to promote the timeless Christmas classic (see page 7). Whether Ad-Bay-Vancouver-Gala-Nov15.pdf 1 12-11-13 the dancers will engage in any Land of Sweets

shenanigans is entirely up to the evening to decide, as this is the first time the Bay has held an event in concert with the Vancouver ballet company. Adding to the holiday spirit, festive mannequins clad in costumes from The Nutcracker will greet guests throughout the department all day. The Goh Ballet is also providing a VIP Nutcracker prize to one lucky Party Perfect shopper. Entry is $10, with $8 redeemable in the Cosmetics and Fragrances department and $2 going to the Canadian Women’s Foundation. Party Perfect is the longstanding national Bay event for gift solutions and holiday looks, running from noon until 9pm 4:10 PM at 674 Granville.

School Choirs: White Rock Baptist Church, Nov. 30, 7:30 pm; Massey Theatre, New Westminster, Dec. 2, 2pm; Shaughnessy Heights United Church Vancouver, Dec. 6, 8pm, Dec. 8 8pm; Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver, Dec. 14, 8pm. Tickets $25, sr/student $22. VWMC. ca • HERITAGE CHRISTMAS AT BURNABY VILLAGE MUSEUM: Kids can meet Father Christmas, tour historical buildings and enjoy crafts, story time, Christmas baking, carolers and a festive scavenger hunt. Nov. 24-Dec. 14, Dec.15-Jan. 4 (closed Dec. 24-25).

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HOLIDAY HOT TICKETS • BRIGHT NIGHTS IN STANLEY PARK: The Stanley Park holiday train winds through the forest past two million sparkling lights, while the aromas of hot chocolate, fresh popcorn and roasted chestnuts bring back festive childhood memories. Kids can also visit Santa in his “living room” at the train station. Nov. 29-Jan. 2 (closed Dec. 25). $6-$10 for train ride. • THE PEAK OF CHRISTMAS ON GROUSE MOUNTAIN: Grouse Mountain’s popular holiday attraction returns with a new theme: Reindeer Games. Guests begin their adventure by soaring 3,700 feet above the city aboard the Skyride, which has been transformed into a reindeer (complete with antlers and red nose). Visitors can meet real-life reindeer during a live comedy sketch at the wildlife habitat, take pictures at the reindeer photo board, participate in reindeer-themed crafts

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and get a reindeer tattoo. Nov. 24-Dec. 24, 9am-10pm. • WHITE CHRISTMAS: THE MUSICAL: An unforgettable musical about love and friendship. Based on the classic film, this tap-dancing delight brims with tunes including “Blue Skies,” “Sisters,” and the ever-popular “White Christmas”. Nov 29Dec. 23 at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage (2750 Granville). • ROGERS SANTA CLAUS PARADE: Marching bands, dance troupes and festive floats. Entertaining 300,000-plus spectators each year, the parade route begins at West Georgia and Broughton Streets and ends at Howe and Davie Streets. Dec. 2, 1pm. • CAROL SHIPS PARADE OF LIGHTS: More than 50 boats decorated with 100,000-plus twinkling lights can be seen gliding through Vancouver’s waterways on peak evenings. The spectacle viewed from the shore is free, but the best experience is from the carol ships themselves, which carry more than 30,000 guests a season. Dec. 1-23. • CANYON LIGHTS AT CAPILANO SUSPENSION BRIDGE PARK: The entire park is lit up with hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights. Explore the forest and Treetops Adventure, in addition to decorating gingerbread houses, listening to seasonal music from a Christmas band, taking part in glass ornament blowing demonstrations and joining a kid-friendly scavenger hunt. View a dancing light display along the colour-washed cliffface. New for this year, visitors can board a complimentary shuttle departing from Canada Place every hour on the hour. Dec. 1-Jan. 5 (closed Dec. 25), 4pm-9pm at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park (3735 Capilano Road). $12-$31.95, $65 (families). • A CHRISTMAS CAROL IN GAY AP-

PAREL: Marley is a college girlfriend who visits Crooge many years later as a ghost. She admits to her own past homophobia and comes out. Her warning is followed by visits from the Ghosts of Lesbians Past, Present and Future. It’s a parody mixed by sketch comedy by Leaping Thespians. Dec. 5-8 at 8pm with 4pm matinee Dec. 8 at Havana Theatre (1212 Commercial). $18 with special $10 tickets on Dec. 5. • CHRISTMAS NUTS IV: The Comedy Company’S fast-paced parodies a la Celine Dion, The 3.5 Tenors, Ziggy Sawdust, and lotsa politically incorrect sketches. Ideal for corporate and private functions. Dec. 5-9, Jericho Arts Centre (1675 Discovery). $18/$16, 604-224-8007, • KARAOKE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS TROLLEY TOUR: Grab a mic and lead the chorus on the Vancouver Trolley Company’s Karaoke Christmas Lights Trolley Tour. Outfitted with mounted karaoke machines and a holiday playlist, the trolley departs the Vancouver Christmas Market at 6:30pm and winds through the streets of Vancouver to Stanley Park for the Bright Nights light spectacle. Walk through Stanley Park’s twinkling plaza, then hop back on the trolley to VanDusen Botanical Garden for Festival of Lights. Dec. 7-30 (closed Dec. 25), 6:30pm. $25$40 at • FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT VANDUSEN BOTANICAL GARDEN: The garden is transformed into a holiday wonderland with seasonal displays and more than one million sparkling lights wrapped around trees and trellises. Dec. 7-Jan. 1 (closed Dec. 25), 4:30pm-9pm. $7.75-$14.25. • STELLARIA PRESENTS: MESSIAH UP CLOSE: George Friedrich Handel’s beloved oratorio, featuring 12 voices and

string quartet. Dec. 8, 2:30pm-3:30pm at the Holy Rosary Cathedral (646 Richards), Dec. 9, 7pm-8pm at St. Mark’s Trinity Church (1805 Larch). Admission by donation. • WINTER HARP: Capture the spirit of the season, along with people’s hearts, for nearly two decades – and remains the must-see ticket on the holiday calendar. Dec. 12-13, 7:30 pm at the North Shore Credit Union Centre, Dec. 16, 3pm and 7pm at the ACT in Maple Ridge and Dec. 22, 7:30pm at St. Andrew’s – Wesley United Church. • THE MAGIC OF SANTA: From dancing Christmas trees and rockin’ reindeer, a singing snow queen, and jovial Santa, join Emily on her enchanted journey as she searches for her very own Christmas wish. Dec. 21, 7pm, Dec. 22, 1pm, 4pm and 7pm at the Pacific Coliseum (100N Renfrew). $22.50 at


• HEADS HANG HEAVY MOVEMBER MIXER: Celebrate Heavy Head Chris’ 35th birthday by raising funds for men’s health ($2/ticket goes to Coastal Mental Health and the Movember Foundation). Nov. 16, 9pm, Kozmic Zoo (53 West Broadway). $10 at the door. • ARTS FOR LIFE AUCTION: Unwrap your desires & indulge your passions in this popular benefit for the Friends For Life Society. A night of breathtaking performances, delectable bites and a dazzling collection of 80 artworks valued at close to $150,000 donated by Vancouver’s top artists and galleries. Nov. 17, CBC Studio 40, 8pm.Tickets are $75 or $100 for Collectors’ Preview. Available at ArtForLife. net. • H’ARTS FOR THE HOMELESS: The Lookout Society’s annual gala fundraiser is inspired by the people they help. Through circus, music, magic, stories, dance and art, the event highlights the deep sense of relief and hope that a stable, safe home provides. Nov. 23 at Coast Coal Harbour Gail loves hot showers. And a great cup of coffee. She enjoys keeping her Hotel, 6pm. Tickets family safe and warm while using energy wisely. are $110 and available by calling 604We help Gail, and 1.1 million other customers, do these things and more. 255-0340. For info From natural gas and electricity, to district energy and geoexchange, we or InTheHouseFestival. deliver the energy services you need every day. com • 101 PRINTS GALA AND DRAW: Gourmet catering, handcrafted libations, live music, door prizLearn more at es, and original prints. All funds raised support Malaspina’s charitable programs. Emceed by Lisa Christiansen from CBC Radio. Nov. 30, 7pm at the Roundhouse (181 Roundhouse Mews). $40-$300. • GLASS HIVE STUDIO FUNDRAISER FOR SALVATION ARMY: Hotdogs and hot chocolate by donation; 20% of Saturday’s sales will also be donated. Drop off any good used clothing or furniture donations. The Glass Hive Studio is full of one of a kind Christmas gift ideas. Dec.1-2, 10am-4pm.

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Chef Darren Brown of ORU and Stephen Pocock of Sawmill Bay Shellfish Co. demonstrate the proper way to shuck oysters at the launch of Ocean Wise month, held on Nov. 8 at ORU Restaurant at the Fairmont Pacific Rim. Tallulah Photography

Love-ly stocking stuffer They say that smell is one of the fastest triggers to a memory. Taste ranks right up there, too. That’s why the intense molasses flavor of the new gingerbread granola from Love Crunch packs such an emotional punch. It takes you right back to your childhood. Gingerbread cookies, sugar-coated ginger snaps, building gingerbread houses… it’s all there. Nature’s Path, the makers of Love Crunch, seem to know us so well. They know that while the seasonal granola is ostensibly for breakfast, it’s also an irresistible snack, so they’re suggesting Love Crunch even as a stocking stuffer. And take heart — for every bag of the organic gingerbread granola sold, the Vancouver company is very generously donating a bag to the food bank.

Seafood cooking class Only the Japanese eat more fish than the Spanish, say the good folks at South China Seas Trading Company, who are celebrating by holding a Spanish cooking class on November 29. The menu already has us drooling — fish cooked with brandy and sherry, squid in its own ink, creamy brandada de bacalao, and seafood in a French-inspired saffron Bechamel sauce. The class is from 7 to 10 pm at 1502 Victoria Dr. Tickets are $95 and tend to sell out fast. SouthChinaSeas. ca

Brothers battle it out Yonah Sweetapple reigns as the UVA Wine Bar manager. His brother Jacob also is known for knowing a thing or two over at Chambar. On Nov. 14 at UVA, they’re taking park in a Negroni-focused competition. Guests are invited to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Vancouver food bank, which will also get 10 per cent of the evening’s Negroni proceeds. Apple-fest starts at 7pm at 900 Seymour.

spicing. Also new for the holidays is a cranberry and pistachio French baguette.

Gastown food tour Taste your way through Gastown with a special Christmas culinary tour, available Dec. 1 to Jan. 6. Offered by Taste Vancouver Food Tours, and led by Gassy Jack (or a modernday facsimile), the two-hour walking tour stops at nine eateries where participants can shore up their energy levels. Stops include Starbucks, Rogue Wetbar, Steamworks Brew Pub, Rogers’ Chocolates, Brioche, Chronic Tacos, Trees Organic and the Gastown Tea House. Tours start at 2 and cost $39 a person.

Red Racer redesign Central City Brewers’ Oatmeal Stout is now available in cans as a six-pack or part of the Red Racer seasonal selection 12-pack mixer. It’s a fullbodied, Irish-style stout that uses oatmeal, roasted badly and chocolate and crystal malts. Red Racer is also getting a new look to reflect the brand’s premium quality. The new logo was designed by Barnstorm Creative Group. But don’t worry — the girl on the red bike is still having as much fun on the label.

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Eating & drinking the Eastside Culture Crawl OnThePlate

By Andrew Morrison

The back table at Bao Bei is one of 16 suggested refueling experiences along the Eastside Culture Crawl. Andrew Morrison photo


his weekend brings with it the Eastside Culture Crawl (, Vancouver’s annual celebration of its artists, designers and craftspeople. Now in its 16th year, the Crawl is no less strenuous that it’s ever been for those 15,000+ who participate, and I know from personal experience that hiking all around the community visiting hundreds of creative studios can inspire one hell of an appetite. With that in mind, here are 16 means to meet the pangs, all within the Crawl’s geographic perimeter...

Merchant’s Oyster Bar | 1590 Commercial Dr. | 604-258-0005 | From the folks who brought us Gastown’s popular Cork & Fin came this charming altar to the bivalve (replacing Divino). Tidy “by the glass” wine list and a first-rate oyster selection. Quick shuckers, too. A perfect jumping off spot on The Drive.

Via Tevere | 1190 Victoria Dr. | 604-336-1803 | Cozy neighbourhood joint with plenty of character and cooking smells that intoxicate. Menu is limited. Avoid the afterthought antipasti and stick close to the point of the place: the first-rate Associazione Vera Pizza Napoletana-certified pizzas.

Union Cafe | 810 Hawks St. | 604.255.5025 | A victualling corner store that anchors the Strathcona community (not to be confused with the nearby Union Bar). During your daytime explorations, pop in here for hot cups of coffee and little snacks. I’m partial to the baked curry pocket pastries.

Vancouver Urban Winery | 55 Dunlevy St. | 604-566-9463 |


The cavernous, shockingly good-looking VAW offers wine tasting flights until 11pm this (and every) Friday night, making it an ideal spot from which Crawlers can launch their nighttime art safari. $22 gets you five wines and five bites paired by the inhouse sommelier.

BierCraft | 1191 Commercial Dr. | 604-254-2437 |


With 20 beers on tap and more than 100 in the bottle, BierCraft is ideal for thirst slaking, but dig into the restorative chow, too. Warm your gut with the French onion soup and some Norman-style moules prepped with apples, shallots, and bacon in a heady Calvados cream.

The Parker | 237 Union St. | 604-779-3804 | Located at the Chinatown/Strathcona gates to the eastside and with dozens of studios within immediate reach, this sleek new vegetarian joint is a must for the meatless during the Crawl. Bar is wellschooled in the art of the cocktail.

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The Wilder Snail | 799 Keefer St. | 604-216-0640 | This café is located in the heart of Crawl land and is surrounded by studios. It’s where many of the community’s artists take their breaks, and they make a mean latte. If you’re too “on the move” to consider eating, pick up a sandwich to go or a piece of organic fruit.

Campagnolo | 1020 Main St. | 604-484-6018 | Home of the addictive “crispy ceci” (salad of arugula and fried chickpeas) and a very dreamy “vitello tonnato” (veal carpaccio spread with tuna mayonnaise). It fills fast, so if you’re making this attractive wine bar part of your Crawl plans, be sure to reserve now.

Union Bar | 219 Union St. | 604-568-3230 | Irreverent, cocktail-forward pan-Asian looker with lots of personality. Fill up on “Nahm Jim” chicken wings and a Banh Mi baguette sandwich loaded with crispy pork belly. Every one of the “banga” drinks (served in Mason jars) is a winner.

Benny’s | 598 Union St. | 604-254-2746 | This Rockwellian, yesteryear icon not only supplies the Strathcona neighbourhood with much of its groceries but also pulls double duty as a delicatessen. Score a Jamaican patty, a bag of chocolatecovered nuts, or build a monster sandwich.

Fat Dragon Bar-B-Q | 566 Powell St. | 604-558-0880 | This unorthodox Deep South-influenced Chinese BBQ house sits on the DTES edge of Crawl territory and is home to some of the best fried chicken in BC (spiked with Korean BBQ sauce).

Ukrainian Hall | 805 E. Pender | Home to a cafeteria offering piping hot perogies and borscht to the weary on the Crawl’s Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Once you’re finished, check out the massive used book sale upstairs (bring a bag, some cash, and your hunting spirit).

Au Petit Chavignol | 843 East Hastings | 604-2554218 | Home of the best cheeseburgers in Vancouver (to be expected since it’s owned by the celebrated cheesemongers, Les Amis du Fromage). Wine list short but well chosen.

Bao Bei | 163 Keefer St. | 604-688-0876 | This sexy, Chinese-themed brasserie is widely considered to be one of the most unique dining experiences in the country. No argument here. Must have: the new “Lion’s Head” pork meatball in broth under a pastry cap. Mmm.

Two Chefs & A Table | 305 Alexander St | 778- 2331303 | Chefs Allan Bosomworth and Karl Gregg have a knack for meeting classic French cravings head on and without fuss. Try the applewood-smoked cheddar and emmenthal fondue or the steak frites with tarragon aioli.

Harvest Community Foods | 243 Union St. | 604-6828851 | As I wrote in a recent column, former Bishop’s chef Andrea Carlson recently took over this locavore micro-grocery in Strathcona and has introduced a menu of hot noodle soups. These include a pork ramen of the highest standard. An archive of Andrew Morrison’s On The Plate columns is available at

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ast years’ Yuletide season saw Beta 5’s adorable chocolate snowmen, salted caramels, truffles and chocolate bars wrapped up and stuffed in stockings around the city and beyond. “We were a little overwhelmed by how busy we were,” says Jess Rosinski, co-owner and front of house manager at Beta-5. Her partner, Adam Chandler, heads up the kitchen and is responsible for all treats, including the Imperial Stout truffle that recently won silver at the International Chocolate Awards in London, England. Over the past year, Beta 5 has grown

to fill up the large production space they moved into just one year ago. They recently launched a menu of buttery, flaky pastries, playful yet sophisticated desserts and a modern dining space perfect for private dinners for 20. Their new line of desserts are reinvented, traditional favourites, arranged in a sweet, single-serving jar with an accompanying pocket of colourful, crunchy garnish to add a burst of texture and fun and maintain maximum freshness. This isn’t your ordinary banana cream pie. Upstairs, the dining room is a collaboration of Adam and Jess’s friends, who just happen to be some of Vancouver’s cutting-edge designers. “We have so many amazing, creative people in our community. It’s such a pleasure to work together,” says Adam. Bocci light fixtures hang over woodworker Tim Grant’s tables made of recycled shipping palettes. The chairs are

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n last week’s City Cellar, I wrote about Hawksworth Restaurant’s collaboration with the Similkameen Valley’s Orofino Vineyards in creating two custom wines exclusively suited to the style and tone of David Hawksworth’s food. I absolutely love that we Vancouverites are privileged to be in such close proximity to wine country, giving sommeliers and chefs the ability to forge close relationships with wineries. Just as Tuscan wine is the ideal match for Tuscan food, there is something to be said for local wines being made with the way we eat now in mind. Whether we’re fishing in coastal waters, harvesting the Fraser Valley’s bounty or tucking into Okanagan game, how wonderful to wash it down with a little local juice to boot! This week, three more restaurants taking advantage of wine country being a stone’s throw away by building strong relationships with winemakers and exclusive wines for their guests:

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Top Table Group (Araxi, Cin Cin, Blue Water Café, West) | Foxtrot Vineyards ‘The Waltz’ 2010 Pinot Noir The wine directors of Jack Evrensel’s four restaurants worked with Gustav Allander, the winemaker

Cactus Club Café | ‘Feenie Goes Haywire’ 2011 White & 2008 Red Cactus Club’s service director Sebastien Le Goff and beverage director Sam Zavari aligned their empire with Okanagan Crush Pad as well, building wines out of the winery’s “Haywire” label started by owners Christine Coletta & Steve Lornie. The Feenie Goes Haywire name on the label is in homage to Coletta’s long friendship with Cactus Club executive chef Rob Feenie, while what’s in the bottle was made with favourite dishes in mind. In their own words, “The Feenie Goes Haywire 2011 White, an aromatic and floral blend made from Gewürztraminer and a touch of Chardonnay, makes a great match for Korean-style lettuce wraps, lingcod fish tacos, or the butternut squash and prawn ravioli, (while) the Feenie Goes Haywire 2008 Red, made from a bold blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah, offers a full mouth feel with red fruit and smoky notes, and is dynamite with burgers, peppercorn New York strip loin, or a short rib sandwich.” Jump on ‘em at $10 a glass or $40 a bottle. CactusClubCafe. com It’s so great to see these restaurants going the extra mile to bring these exclusive pours to your table. I look forward to this becoming a bigger trend!

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It doesn’t get more local than Eric Pateman’s Granville Island ode to Canadian farmers, fishermen, ranchers and dollops of artisan deliciousness. He and “director of liquid assets”(!) Treve Ring joined forces with winemaker Michael Bartier of Summerland’s Okanagan Crush Pad in sourcing light and lively Gamay from Oliver’s Secrest Vineyard and juicy, peppery Syrah from the Cerqueira Vineyard on Black Sage Bench. The tidal wave of raspberries, blueberries and cherries dusted with classic South Okanagan sage is definitely worth a whirl at $10 a glass and $48 a bottle.

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Directed by Jeff Orlowski Commencing with footage of Hurricane Irene lashing America’s Eastern Seaboard, Chasing Ice informs us that 2011 was the most expensive year in history for weather-related damage. Given the deluge of harrowing Hurricane Sandy images we’ve weathered of late, it’s apparent to most of us that climate change shows no signs of abating. Consequently, Jeff Orlowski’s environmental documentary seems destined to preach to the converted. Fortunately, it manages to uncover some engaging new material for its well-practised sermon. Certainly intriguing is the fact that the film’s subject — nature photographer James Balog – is a former skeptic who once believed that human behaviour couldn’t possibly best the Earth. However, as an artist who’d found his muse in massive expanses of ice, he eventually couldn’t deny the glacial recession he was witnessing on a yearly

basis. In turn, he realized that such erosion offered other skeptics precisely what they required: a visual representation of climate change. Filmed over several years, Orlowski’s debut feature captures Balog’s mounting obsession with securing his desired evidence. Using cameras to capture time-lapse images of the ecological destruction underway in the arctic, Balog is reduced to tears by equipment failures and left hobbling about on crutches. Balog’s climactic unveiling of his photographic study is made all the more devastating by his decision to illustrate the immensity of glaciers by equating them to New York City. The analogy he uses — the collapse of a particular glacier is akin to Lower Manhattan crumbling — is intended to be practically inconceivable. However, in the wake of recent events, such a scenario seems all too possible, and thus all the more disturbing. — Curtis Woloschuk




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Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field Directed by Steven Spielberg At the outset of Steven Spielberg’s biopic of the 16th American president, more cynical viewers — this one included — may well believe that they already have the next two-and-a-half hours all figured out. It’s 1865 and the Civil War is pitting brother against brother. As blood pools on a battlefield, it seems that Spielberg is trying to top himself — or, more specifically, that celebrated Omaha Beach sequence from Saving Private Ryan. However, we cut almost immediately from the front lines to see Abraham Lincoln (Daniel Day-Lewis) listening as soldiers quote his Gettysburg Address back to him. Not only does the scene establish the weight of responsibility felt by Lincoln, it also serves notice that this film is more concerned with speeches and

verbal sparring than spectacle. And if Spielberg is intent on debunking our preconceptions about his filmmaking tactics, he’s also looking to demystify Lincoln. Punctuated by glimpses into “Honest” Abe’s domestic life, Tony Kushner’s script is primarily a detailed account of the puppeteering and political maneuvering — including the deployment of three conniving underlings comically portrayed by John Hawkes, James Spader, and Tim Blake Nelson — that the “Great Emancipator” resorted to in order to have the 13th Amendment passed. He’s aided immensely in this aim by some characteristically exceptional work by Day-Lewis. Notably dialled down, his soft-spoken and selfdeprecating Lincoln possesses a knack for sending anecdotes down winding roads that invariably arrive at powerful conclusions. All told, it’s an ideal performance for a film that’s governed by the belief that landmark events aren’t the work of altruistic icons but fallible human beings. — C.W.

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All rants are the opinion of the individual and do not reflect the opinions of WE. The editor reserves the right to edit for clarity and brevity, so please keep it short and (bitter)sweet.

Puppy abuse

I live down by English Bay and on Sunday I saw this guy literally drag a seven-week-old puppy down the road. The puppy’s four paws were all bloody from being dragged and the guy said they’d come down all the way from Robson Street. I stopped him, and another woman and I held onto the dog and waited for the police and then the owner to retrieve his dog. It was really ridiculous that the so-called “trainer” didn’t realize a puppy can’t be walked that far, also the fact that the owner had just hired him off Craigslist. The police contacted the SPCA before giving the dog back to the owner, and I just hope he had the poor dog’s paws treated at a vet’s office. The owner also seemed quite clueless and I wonder now how often some variation of this scene plays itself out, whether it be with a dog or a baby. Wake up and read a book or two before you have one, people! Anonymous

Rake those leaves

I’d like to remind people — especially the person who was out at seven this morning — that there are no leaf blowers allowed in the West End from Georgia to Beach, and everything west, with fines up to $2,000. Burnaby Street resident

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I can never figure out why the Vancouver Art Gallery can’t seem to have a show of BC artists — at least once every two or three years. Many people would come to see this. We taxpayers deserve to see our local and regional artists’ works in the VAG, not just the conceptual work of a few over and over again.

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Street party added to Lights of Hope launch By Martha Perkins


ope will shine a little bit brighter at St. Paul’s Hospital this holiday season. Thanks to support from the local business community, the St. Paul’s Foundation has been able to invest in making the word HOPE shine even stronger from atop the display. More LED bulbs have been added to the 10 kilometres’ worth of lights that will tower over Burrard Street in a spectacular array of colour. The only competition for the wow-factor will be the fireworks display the night of the lighting ceremony.

On November 15 at 6:45pm, everyone is invited to gather in front of the hospital to marvel at the fireworks that will erupt in the dark winter sky. But instead of leaving afterwards, everyone’s invited to stay for an hour-long street party. One block of Helmcken Street will be closed to traffic so people can enjoy the musical entertainment and offerings from various food trucks. Lights of Hope is an annual fundraising campaign for the downtown hospital. This year’s goal is $2 million. “Hope means many things,” says Brice Dare, the foundation’s manager of communications. St. Paul’s is dedicated to providing care and compassion to

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Century-old mansion has storied past From family home to military hospital to modern-day clubhouse, Hycroft has a rich — and some say haunted — history By Christine Lyon


f the walls of Hycroft Manor could talk, they would have 100 years’ worth of stories to tell. Originally a family home famed for hosting high-society parties, the Shaughnessy mansion was later transformed into a hospital for war veterans before it was purchased by its current owner, the University Women’s Club of Vancouver (UWCV). Designed by architect Thomas Hooper, the Edwardian-style home was built for Canadian businessman and politician Alexander Duncan McRae in 1911. In 1942, shortly before he died, McRae donated Hycroft to the federal government, which used the building as a convalescent hospital for war veterans until 1960. The UWCV acquired the 30room house, neighbouring coach house, mews cottage and surrounding grounds in 1962 and spent spent some five years transforming the poorly maintained

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estate into a welcoming clubhouse for members, their guests and the otherworldly inhabitants that some say haunt the four-storey mansion. According to SouthGranville. org, the website of the South Granville Business Improvement Association, some people claim to have seen the apparition of an elderly man in a First World War uniform, thought to be the spirit of McRae. Others have seen army vets wandering the halls.

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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): I’m sure you’ve got thousands of practical details to attend to. Your schedule may be as busy as it has been in months. But I hope you will find time to do what I consider essential to your well-being, and that is to wander and wonder. Let’s make that your motto. Even if it’s just for a few stolen moments between your serious appointments, allow yourself to meander off into the unknown and marvel at all the curious things you find. Be on the lookout for high strangeness that thrills your imagination, for exotic pleasures that titillate your lust for novelty, and for fertile chaos that blows your mind in all the right ways. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): James Joyce was a great novelist but not much of a fighter. He picked a more imposing and athletic buddy to go drinking with, though: Ernest Hemingway. If the two men encountered any alcohol-induced trouble, Joyce would slink behind his friend and yell, “Deal with him, Hemingway, deal with him!” You would benefit from having a potent and persuasive ally on your side. It’s time to add some heft and clout to your arsenal of resources. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Is it possible that you have been too receptive and empathetic for your own good lately? I mean, I love how attuned you are to the ebb and flow of subtle energies -- it’s one of your most winsome and powerful qualities -- but I fear you may be going too far. I’d rather see you work on being more self-contained right now. That’s why, for a limited time only, I’m recommending that you turn the full force of your touchy-feely solicitude on yourself.


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Psychiatric Nursing (online): Learn at home through guided online learning combined with local clinical placements and some local classroom delivery. This 23 month program is accredited by the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC). Entry-level earnings start at $30.79/hour to $40.42/hour.

Special Education Assistant (online): Learn at home through guided online learning combined with some local classroom delivery and two 3-week practicums. You can become a Special Education Assistant in just 9 months! Average starting wage in school districts is $24/hr. You will receive training and certification from the Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders (POPARD). Government student loans, Employment & Labour Market Services (ELMS), band funding & other financing options available to qualified applicants. Over 92% of our grads are employed in their field of study within 6 months of graduation.


WE Vancouver Thursday, November 15, 2012 HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 287


HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 329 PAINTING & DECORATING 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.




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

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!










2 hr. Service (604)209-2026


Re: The estate of JOHN MATTHEW PETRUCCI, also known as JOHN MATTHEWS PETRUCCI, JOHN M. PETRUCCI, and JOHN PETRUCCI, deceased, formerly of #202-2121 West 6th Avenue, in the City of Vancouver, in the Province of British Columbia V6K 1V5.

2 Bdrm. & 2 Bath Was $850k ~ Now $399,900 Resort Spa Restaurant Golf Marina

1-888-996-2746 x5470

Ring up profits!


830 374


Tree removal done RIGHT!


1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555. ABBA MOVERS & DEL Res/comm 1-4 ton truck, 1 man $35/hr, 2 men from $45. Honest, bsmt clean up. 25yrs Exp. 24hrs/7days 604-506-7576

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

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

Canuck Roofing All Roof Repairs Any job big or small. Free Est. *WCB *Insured *BBB 778-772-1969


AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance



From 1, 3, 5, 7 & 10 Ton Trucks Licenced ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free Estimate/Senior Discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos

AMERICAN COCKER Vet ✔, cuddly, family raised, paper trained. Exc pet! $700. 604-823-4393 Chwk. CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866

604-537-4140 SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

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


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

Haul Anything... But Dead Bodies!! BUDGET PAINTING, 35% Off Special, Int, Ext, Res, Comm, 15 Yrs Experience, Excellent References, Senior Discounts, Free Estimates, 1(604)619-1517






Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988



CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at or call 1 (604)820-2977 CHIHUAHUA/MULTI-POO puppies, ready now, asking $700/ea. leave msg or text: (604)751-0928 GERMAN Shepherd pup. Working line. Black female, 6 wks. $700. 604-820-4230, 604-302-7602

LiPiteG Time Offer!

Power Pack… Sell your vehicle FAST in the highest read community newspapers & largest online sites!




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

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS MODULAR HOMES and park model homes factory direct wholesale. New single wides $37,209 doubles $73,486 Special winter discounts! Call The Home Boys 877-976-3737 or





NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or PRESA Canario / Pitt Bull puppies, 2 male, 2 fem. 1st shots/dewormed Ready to go. $400. 778-861-4147

Sell your Car! with the &ODVViÀeG


HARRISON HOT SPRINGS 1400 sq. ft. penthouse, 2 bdrm., new appl. 239,900. 604-768-8879

GOLDENDOODLE puppies for sale. Vet checked, shots, dewormed. Call Brandon at 778-8884572. MINI SCHNAUZER pups. 1st shots, dewormed, tails docked, vet ✓ $750/ea. Call 604-657-2915.

Swiss Mountain pups, short-hair, family raised, gentle, vet ✔ dewormed. $850. 604-795-7662


AGASSIZ IMMEDIATE 1/2 Duplex. 3 bdrm 2 1/2 bath, carport, 2 level. stove, fridge & dw. Small single pet ok, no smoking. $1050 month. Karen at 604-855-9292



MATTRESSES starting at $99


2010 VENZA: Like new, only 20,000 kms, fully loaded, automatic, 6 cylinder, dvd system. $22,800. 604-575-5555.


Size not exactly as shown



Power Pack iQcluGeV

WE PRINT AD: Includes photo and 3-lines for one week. BCClaVViÀ ONLINE AD: BC-wide reach! For one week!

• Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct (604)294-2331 *NEW QUEEN MATTRESS SET* Pillow Top in Plastic. Mfr. Warranty Must Sell $200 ~ 604-484-0379



WALK-IN Tubs, Slide-in Baths, Showers. Call Aquassure 1-866404-8827 for location near you.



BIG BUILDING SALE...”THIS IS A CLEARANCE YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS!” 20X20 $3,985. 25X24 $4,595. 30X36 $6,859. 35X48 $11,200. 40X52 $13,100. 47X76 $18,265 One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422.

ONLINE AD: Local reach — until you cancel it!

Call 604.575-5555

STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206


Rental Housing Conference, Thurs. & Fri. Nov. 22nd & 23rd Bear Mountain Resort, Victoria. Mini-workshops for Residential Landlords & Managers. • Hoarding • Tenant Selection • Insurance • Financing • Income Tax • Energy-Efficiency • Bedbugs More information visit: To register, call: 1.888.330.6707



ChillSpot is The COOLEST Dog Bed-A new and innovative, thermodynamically cooled dog bed, that enhances the cool tile surfaces our pets rely on during the warm weather months. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

KEYBOARD, Yamaha TSA1500, cd ROM and manuals, like new, sell for $500. (604)824-1903

Creditors and others having claims against the estate of JOHN MATTHEW PETRUCCI, also known as JOHN MATTHEWS PETRUCCI, JOHN M. PETRUCCI, and JOHN PETRUCCI are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the executrix, LONI MARIE LIVINGSTONE c/o Wilson Rasmussen LLP, at #300-15127 100th Avenue, Surrey, British Columbia, on or before December 28,2012, after which date the executrix will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the executrix then has notice.

REV UP YOUR ENGINE. Now gain 1st and 2nd year Apprenticeship Motorcycle Mechanic skills. GPRC Fairview campus. Hands-on training - street, off-road, dual sport bikes. Write AB MCM exams - gain 320 hours credit. 1-888-999-7882;

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



NOW - NEW 8 week courses covering small engine, snowmobile, quad or marine outboard repair. Take one course or all - fit your interest and your timeline. GPRC Fairview campus. Affordable residences. 1-888-999-7882;



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

1-800-910-6402 DL# 7557

THE ONE - THE ONLY authorized Harley-Davidson technician training program in all of Canada. You’ll work on all types of HD bikes. Quality instruction and state-of-theart training aids. GPRC Fairview Campus, Fairview Alberta. 1-888-999-7882.



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




WEEKLY SPECIALS 100% BC Owned and Operated Prices Effective November 15 to November 21, 2012. We reserve the right to limit quantities. We reserve the right to correct printing errors.

Grocery Department

Meat Department

Whole Frying Specialty Chickens

Hardbite Potato Chips

Peet’s Coffee assorted varieties

3.99lb/ 8.80kg

gluten free, assorted varieties



340g • product of USA

Produce Department

Organic Romaine Hearts

California Grown




package of 3 • product of USA

150g • product of Canada

Nature’s Path Organic Boxed Cereals Premium and Optimum

Gold Seal Smoked Oysters or Mussels


assorted varieties

Inside Round Roasts cut from Canada Grade A or Higher

Korean Grown

5.99lb/ 13.21kg

85g • product of Asia

from 3/9.99

Satsuma Mandarin Oranges




5lb box

283-400g • product of Canada

Earth’s Choice Organic Rice Cakes

Stash Organic Tea assorted varieties

assorted varieties



Earth’s Choice Organic Peanut Butter



85g • product of USA

500g • product of Canada

2/5.98 Oro Del Tempo Parmigiano Promotion!


PRICING assorted varieties



650g • product of Canada

Eco Max Liquid Laundry Detergents

1L • product of USA

WOW! reg 16.99

Margaret’s Artisan Bakery Crisps


assorted varieties

from 1.39


Double Chocolate Chunk or Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies



At home, at work, or when travelling abroad, reach for A+ Oil of Oregano and stop infection in its tracks!

Venetian Antipasto and Spreads

60 soft gels



Beat Stress and Feel Better

500ml + 250ml

Magnesium helps ensure that the calcium goes where it’s needed—into the bones, instead of the soft tissues.

regular retail price 450g


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

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

120 soft gels

Complete, naturally occuring form of vitamin E, containing four tocopherols, four tocotrienols, and plant sterols.

package of 12

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

with Farren Lander of Healthy Homes Environmental.

24.59 12.69

2.00 off

assorted varieties

Thursday, November 22, 7:00- 8:30pm.

New Roots Vitamin E8

SALUS Calcium Magnesium Shrink Pack

Brown Rice Bread

product of Canada

product of Italy



Rice Bakery

150g • product of Canada

from 2/7.00



300g • product of Canada

Simply Pure Extra Virgin Olive Oil

assorted varieties

Joy of the Mountains A+ Oil of Oregano

Flax Seed Bread

from 5.99


Pastificio Di Martino Regular, Organic and Whole Wheat Pasta

bags or bins

assorted varieties

3L • product of Canada

1L product of Spain

Bakery Department

Vij's Frozen Indian Cuisine Meals

assorted varieties


Slow or Quick Organic Oats

Health Care Department

Pacific Foods Soup

assorted varieties

Bulk Department

4.69/100g 20% off regular retail price

reg 5.69

Olympic Organic Yogurt


5lb bag product of Canada

reg 3.99

assorted varieties




Probar Whole Food Bars

assorted varieties

B.C. Grown


Zorbas Spanakopitas

185g • product of Canada

18 count product of USA

Organic Red Potatoes from Fraserland

Deli Department



Thursday, November 22, 7:00- 8:30pm.

with Dr. Allison Patton, ND of Mountainview Wellness Centre. Cost $5. To register call 604-541-3902.

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, November 15, 2012  

November 15, 2012 edition of the WE Vancouver