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Whether you want to make a statement about your environmental ethos by test-driving an eco-friendly vehicle, or you want to tout your car-guy status by checking out a $300,000 Aston Martin Vanquish, the Vancouver Convention Centre is the place to be. From March 26 to 31, the Vancouver International Auto Show has some fun features, including the Green Ride and Drive, Hagarty Classic Alley (which also includes a McLaren 12C, pictured),The Exotics Truck City and the Redline Stage. It’s open from noon to 10pm Wednesday and Thursday, 10am to 10pm Friday and Saturday, and 10am to 6pm on Sunday. Tickets are $15; $10 for seniors and students. For information on how to win a family pass for four, see our contest ad on page 12. Stay up to date on special events at the show at

An innovative Vancouver theatre company has been tackling the issue of mental health with maladjusted. The interactive play is created and performed by patients with mental health Pick of the week issues and caregivers, and gives the audience a chance to weigh in on how the stories will end. Misdiagnosis, improper care, and caregiver burn out are all topics, though none of the stories reach conclusions. On until March 24 at the Firehall Arts Centre, $12. Pictured: actors Micheala Hiltergerke and Pierre Leichner. David Cooper photo

You meet at 1405 Anderson St. on Granville Island, and are greeted with some disturbing facts about the contents of the containers at the Port of Vancouver; then your adventure begins. A reprisal of the sold-out Micro Performance Series presentation, The Voyage takes the audience on an imagined journey across the Pacific, drifting through the darkness of human trafficking. Presented inside an actual shipping container placed on the old loading ramp on Granville Island, participants embark on this 20-minute sonic journey completely in the dark. Show times vary. The Voyage runs March 27 to 30. Tickets are $10.

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The Art of a Sailor There are two things Kathryn Mussallem can’t resist: a man in uniform and anything that evokes nostalgia for the 1940s and 50s. “I had a fetish for sailors as a young girl,” the Vancouver photographer says with a grin at the opening of the Tattoos & Scrimshaw: Art of the Sailor exhibit at the Maritime Museum. So imagine her delight when she accidentally found herself in New York City just as Fleet Week 2011 took over the city. “It’s a week when thousands of sailors come to ports where they don’t usually go. I got thrown out of bars, got in a fight — all sorts of shenanigans.” One of the photos she took that first night now takes centre stage at the museum. The black and white image shows two young sailors, arm in arm, looking as if they stepped off the set of the 1964 version of McHale’s Navy. Wearing uniforms that have changed little in design for generations, their spirit is a physical manifestation of the era she loves most. “They’re my boys,” she says.


And there are a lot more of “her boys” in the exhibit. One wall is covered with dozens of photos of sailors she met when travelling with the US Navy for two years (when she wasn’t teaching photography at Emily Carr College of Art.) Many of the sailors are showing off their tattoos — another signature element of the show. Guaranteed to draw a young crowd to the museum, Art of the Sailor celebrates both tattooing and the incredibly intricate art of scrimshaw — engraving or carving whale teeth. Sailors on whaling ships had a lot of time to spare — they’d be away from home for two or three years — and while the artifacts of how they whiled away their time have great value today, the term scrimshaw indicates that they didn’t always garner the same respect. Scrimshaw comes from the navy slang word, scrimshanker — “someone who avoids their responsibility or is lazy.” Art of the Sailor is at the Maritime Museum until October 13. VancouverMaritimeMuseum. com.

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otown has influenced almost every singer out there, as the line-up for this year’s Motown Madness illustrates. Twenty-five Canadian performers gather for one night on stage in Vancouver to play with a 12-piece band, complete with horn section and background singers. “I think everyone has a relationship with the classic tunes of Motown,” says Kendra Sprinkling, executive director of the Shooting Stars Foundation. “And I just love those horns. It’s like a train coming down the tracks.” All musicians chose their favourite Motown hit, and surprisingly there was no overlap — except for one song, that is.

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t was a dream come true. For 25 years, Kendra Sprinkling worked as a professional singer with stars such as BB King and Taj Mahal. She had been living in San Francisco when she received an invitation to play a fundraising gig in Vancouver. David Harrison, of the Arts Club, was putting together Starry Nights, a fundraiser for AIDS, a mysterious disease that wasn’t really even recognized in Vancouver at the time. She couldn’t say no. In San Francisco, Sprinkling had seen first-hand the effect of this horrendous disease. Sadly, in 1995, Harrison passed away from AIDS but he made sure to leave his fundraiser in good hands. Sprinkling took over and founded The Shooting Stars Foundation — one of the most successful non-profit organizations in Vancouver. “I changed careers without even knowing it. It was the most organic process possible,” she admits. Combined with her direct experience as a performer, Sprinkling

credits the longevity and success of Shooting Stars events to a platform that is a win-win for everyone involved. The upcoming Motown Meltdown is a perfect example of this symbiotic relationship. “Everyone involved contributes their time for free,” explains Sprinkling. “There are 25 performers for the show and they love the networking factory that the backstage inevitably becomes. The band loves it because they get to play with 12 people — and that big band experience is like no other. The audience gets to enjoy a show that no producer could afford to produce. And, something I’m most proud of, is that for our sponsors, we guarantee that with every dollar donated to the foundation, we can double that.”

So far, Shooting Stars Foundation has raised $1.8 million for direct-service AIDS agencies in Vancouver with five annual events. With the help of an incredible board and an army of loyal volunteers, Sprinkling puts on Motown Meltdown, Fit For A Queen, Gambado! Dinner and Auction, Undercover Wine Tasting and Starry Night, giving Vancouverites a good reason to get out and eat, drink and dance the night away, while contributing to a very worthy cause. Motown Meltdown is March 23 at the Commodore Ballroom (868 Granville). Advanced tickets are $30 and available at There’s a second Motown Meltdown at the Boulevard Casino in Coquitlam on April 6.

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Designer Dace Moore pushes Hastings boundaries By Taraneh Ghajar Jerven


hen womenswear designer Dace Moore established her first studio overlooking the steam clock in Gastown in 2002, the neighbourhood was nowhere close to its current status as one of the most stylish in the world. Moore is advancing her eponymous label, Dace, and Vancouver real estate frontiers again with her first storefront at 725 East Hastings in the heart of Strathcona. “I felt that I was at a crossroads with my career. I needed a change,” says Moore, looking up from sewing her Fall 2013 collection. “It’s inspiring for me to have a storefront.” The 11-year-old label has built a faithful following in North America with versatile collections known for their wearable yet classy femininity. Light streams in through the nearly floorto-ceiling store windows, illuminating the modern 800 square feet of Rennie-owned space. Like Moore, the gritty stretch of Hastings east of Main is transitioning. Moore has joined a growing colony of creatives populating the refurbished 700 block of East Hastings. In a neighbourhood associ-

East Hastings’ evolution continues with the arrival of Dace’s first storefront/studio. While not a retail store in the traditional sense, you can drop in and have a look at what designer Dace Moore is up to. ated with drug use and prostitution, this enclave — including a wood worker, artists and architects — stands out from businesses like the now defunct Cigar Emporium. Not far away there are already established signs of the neighbourhood shift in the form of Les Amis Du Fromage cheese shop, Au Petit Chavignol wine bar, the new Finch’s Tea & Coffee House and The Wilder Snail grocery. “We have a tight little community on the block. We’re a young, family-oriented group. Every suite has a dog in it. We go to the park together. Most of us live and work in Strathcona,” says Moore, whose coon hound Trout hangs out at the store.


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ot every girl dreams of a career in fashion, but for those who do, walking into the 10 showrooms of the Parker Building is like walking into a dream. One you can work in. Based on the theory “if you build it, they will come,” the 10 Parker agencies are a joint force, representing more than 50 highend designers, and drawing retail buyers from across the country to their showrooms. Stylists and buyers can sit down in an overstuffed wing chair with a Perrier and their iPad, and be pitched, or pull from the racks and play, and then place their orders.


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Labels represented: Desigual, Seychelles and BC Footwear, BB Dakota, Birds of a Feather Jewelry, Lisbeth Jewelry, Alden Rae Bracelets, CPAK Jewelry. Pictured: BB Dakota “Tenesa” top and “Litzy” short; available at Plenty, Fine Finds, Kiss & Makeup, Muse, Privilege Clothing.

And they can do that nine more times without leaving the building. The additional perk of gathering all these labels in one place is that it makes local shoppers more aware of Vancouver boutiques that carry the brands they love. In fact, I’d had no idea some of these lines, such as United Nude, were available in Vancouver until the Parker Project party last month. WE Vancouver dropped in on Day 1 of being “in market,” kind of like TV’s Sweeps Week, when next season’s hottest collections are rolled out to the masses who have flown in to view them. At some of the larger showrooms such as Skout and Dakota,


Created by Lindsay Wallis and Jason Phillips Labels represented: Many strong men’s and women’s collections, notably Gentle Fawn, Left on Houston and Fidelity Denim, which are owned and operated in Vancouver. Pictured: Bed Stü “Bonnie” in Coral Lux; available at Edge of Fashion.

it was a veritable bee hive of neonlipped, high-bunned (which will be low-slung buns by summer), suit-jacketed young things running product numbers and garments for the managers and the clients. In the more intimate showrooms, some managers sat regally behind lacquered desks, overseeing their stylish domains and tapping out emails, while others walked their serene, white-on-wood aisles with a buyer and an assistant. Designer Joyce Ma founded her agency, Edit Space, for one simple reason: “Fashion hates families. Fashion Week is during Spring Break, and then it happens again when it’s opening week for school.” After having children, she


Created by Kent Bitz Labels represented: Naked Boxer Briefs, Agave Denim, Marco Nils, No Brand shoes, Lief Horsen. Pictured: Agave Whidbey Indigo French Terry pant (online only). Agave denim is available at Finn’s, Quorum, Brascia’s, Harry Rosen, J Gregory, So Blu. What Kent Bitz is known for: Bitz has been in the clothing business for over 40 years and endeavours to be an innovative supplier of contemporary to high fashion menswear from medium- to high-end price points, and to provide cutting edge merchandise to not only the urban but also the rural retail base in Western Canada.

wanted to remain in the industry, and found that running an agency that helps designers get exposure has been much more family friendly. It might sound competitive, but there is an innate camaraderie to the collective. “We had to set everything back up after being on the road in Edmonton, and we ended up hand-bombing 12,000 lbs of goods off the truck as a team,” says Jason Phillips, co-founder of Skout. “Glamour,” adds his business partner, Lindsay Wallis, with an eye roll. But it is. Those crates carried lace-and-leather cut-out clutches, suede booties that literally kick ass,


Created by Kenda Haga with sales by Nora Marvin

Labels represented: Fluxus, Line knitwear, One Teaspoon, Bloch London, Black Orchid, 525 america, Ted Baker, La Mer watches.

Labels represented: Mimi & Marge Jewelry, Harriet Grey Jewelry, Chandi Scarves.

Pictured: Gypsy 05 print silk top; available at Twist, Holly’s and Kiss & Make Up.

What Skout is known for: Skout staff has built a reputation for excellent customer service, while nurturing the integrity of their lines. With a combined 30 years’ experience in the field of wholesale fashion, Skout has cultivated relationships with Canada’s top retailers.

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Created by Yasmin Akmal, with Kathy Sinclair joining as a partner in 2011

What Brunette is known for: Founded on Alden’s simple, but strong, business and personal values, Brunette Showroom is an agency built on honesty, loyalty, solid relationships and a true love for fashion, people, creativity, travel, growth and life.


and racks upon racks of clothing, smoothed out to dazzle once again under the showroom chandeliers. But what every showroom loved to point out is that it was all just a fish factory a handful of years ago. “This was the freezer,” says Wallis, gesturing to the sunlit corner of Skout where we sat, flanked by an Ilse Jacobsen boot display. It took the vision of Dakota Group’s Allan Loomer and Liberty’s Glenn Bailey in 2009 to transform the industrial space at 1355 Parker Street. And while no shopping can be done in the building, they do open for sample sales (50 per cent off retail!), one of which is approaching on April 4, 5 and 6.

What YBrands is known for: Ybrands has always focused on choosing to represent leading designers with a strong brand identity and strength in design and aesthetic. The team is well-rounded with experience in sales, merchandising, social media and buying.


Pictured: Mimi & Marge sterling silver “Bullet” earrings; available at Blue Ruby, BeautyMark, and House of Jewels. What Editor is known for: Being one of Canada’s leading fashion accessory agencies, and supplying retailers worldwide with sterling silver jewelry, costume jewelry and scarves. Twitter: @EditorAgency


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Created by Sharon Brock

Labels represented: Collection Iris, Ca Va de Soi, 10 Feet Amsterdam, Jensen Denmark, Solow, St-Martins.

Labels represented: Marc Aurel, Betty Barclay, Monari, Kapalua, LuckyLu.

Labels represented: Matt & Nat, Soia & Kyo, Hudson Jeans, Chinese Laundry shoes, Kangol hats.

Labels represented: Gentle Fawn, Lifetime ladies, Plush Apparel.

Labels represented: Salt and Pepper, Makers denim, Babakul, Body Frock.

Pictured: Soia & Kyo “Benetta” trench; avail. at Fine Finds and Twigg & Hottie.

Pictured: Left on Houston “Station” sweater, available at Moule, Hills of Kerrisdale and Charlie&Lee.

Pictured: Lolita’s knit dress; available at C’est Moi.

What Dakota Group is known for: A great work environment and fashion know-how with strong customer relationships, and creating a positive and profitable experience for our clients.

What Camile Kelly Agency is known for: CKA focuses on West Coast contemporary women’s collections and thrives on providing quality goods with superior service.

What Brock is known for: Contemporary European brands that exude style and quality for the busy woman. Brock has forged 20-year relationships with independent boutiques that are as individual as the brands she represents.

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Pictured: St-Martins “Julia”cardigan and “Fuji” dress; available at The Urban Rack, Courtneys and Lut Boutique. What Editor is known for: Ma and her associate transitioned their design background into representing Canadian designers and forward European brands.

Pictured: Celile Benac cape; available at Spill It Sister, Fine Finds and Prelude. What Cheryl Linton is known for: The agency specializes in European collections from Germany and Italy. The showroom also represents Cecile Benac, a Vancouver designer.

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Last week, seawall strollers were buzzing about a mottled grey shark fin lurking in the waters off Stanley Park. Was it the result of rising ocean temperatures, or a publicity stunt? While a large shark sighting in Vancouver would be… terrifying interesting, the fin is, thankfully, attached to a clever Vancouver Aquarium ad, which is only revealed when the ocean is at low tide. A time lapse of the tide creating the illusion is up on the aquarium’s Youtube channel. Those looking to scare the kids can enjoy the gag until March 28. Once they’ve caught their breath, head on over to The Secret World of Sharks and Rays, at the aquarium until April 30.

Post office’s future unknown Do you have an opinion about what should happen to the massive Canada Post building on Georgia after the post office moves out? Want to find out why Heritage Vancouver wants to preserve it? It’s hosting an evening discussion with guest speakers Philip Boname, Patricia Bourque and Bruno Freschi on March 27 at 7pm. The event is free but you must pre-register by emailing info@ Space is limited.

West End grants Do you have a “small but powerful” idea that would bring people together to help make their neighborhood feel more connected? You may be eligible for some funding to make that idea a reality. Gordon Neighbourhood House, the Vancouver Foundation and the City of Vancouver are banding together to offer Neighbourhood Small Grants and Greenest City Grants to residents of the West End, including Coal Harbour, Davie Village, downtown and Yaletown. Previous grants, which range from $50 to $1,000, have been used for such things as community BBQs, fitness for seniors and cycling initiatives. The deadline for online applications ( is March 31. If you have any questions, contact Gordon Neighbourhood House at 1019 Broughton St., 604683-2554 or

Waldorf finds new home Waldorf Productions, the creative heart and soul behind the reimagined Waldorf Hotel, has teamed up with the business minds behind The Rickshaw to turn Vancouver’s last remaining porn theatre into a new live music venue. Slated for Fall 2014, the old (and infamous) Fox Cinema will become Fox Cabaret, and, by all likelihood, the “new Waldorf.” The Mount Pleasant location of 2321 Main St. is a prime relocation for the Waldorf’s tight-knit arts oasis, which had been set adrift since the hotel’s abrupt closure on January 19. Under the new agency name Arrival, the team will also relaunch the wildly popular Food Cart Fest and have partnered with July’s annual Khatsahlano block party. Keep abreast at

Facebook to open Van office Facebook is looking to recruit up to 150 staff, including a large group of software engineers, to fill a temporary office it’s setting up in the city. The office, which is expected to open in May, will serve as a boot camp for the social media firm, and would train recent software engineering grads for potential full-time employment.

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bourhood since opening his establishment 13 years ago. There are more young families now, he says, and a couple of coffee chains have moved in. But something about the Drive resists seismic shifts. “Tim Hortons came in, and it didn’t disrupt anything,” says Fuoco. “Same with Starbucks. I think there’s so much character entrenched here it would take a lot to disrupt things. People adapt to what the Drive is, rather than the Drive adapting.” His own business has begun to attract more locals, whom he thinks may once have been suspicious of just what “supper club” entails – which, for Federico’s, can mean anything from comedy roasts (comedian Patrick Maliha is booked for April 19), to ventriloquism, to Michael Bublé-style (or Frank Sinatra, if you prefer) crooning. Along with dinner and dancing, of course. “When I first opened I think people might have thought it was private or too expensive, but now we’re getting a lot more people from this area as well. It’s been a lot better in the last five years in that regard.” In the coming months, the BIA will be working to promote not just the diverse offerings at Federico’s but also the many other entertainment options offered by the area’s restaurants, bars and theatres. And you might just find yourself walking Commercial on a Friday night, trying to decide between comedy, theatre — or that drum circle in the park.

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n a typical weekend night, strollers on Commercial Drive can catch jazz or blues at the Libra Room, rock or ska at Falconetti’s, a hippie jam band or singer/songwriter at Café Deux Soleils and standards in an old-school supperclub style at Federico’s. Already well known for its independent grocers, Italian cafés and bongo drums — not to mention sidewalk chalk drawings, pop-up street bazaars and one-dollar pizza joints — the Eastside neighbourhood is also home to a thriving entertainment scene. Ian McSorley, for one, would like to see Commercial Drive become more synonymous with a night out on the town. “I think it’s something we could give higher profile to; I don’t think people are aware of that activity on the Drive,” says McSorley, co-chair of the Commercial Drive Business Association marketing committee. “It’s up to us to do a better job profiling that.” There’s lots to get the word out about, from blues and comedy at the Prophouse Café, at Venables, to live bands and DJs at Tobys Pub & Grill, near 12th. In between there’s The Rio, on Broadway near Commercial, an allpurpose venue that alternates between live music (local and international

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touring acts), burlesque, comedy and movies (first-run, retro and cult); Timbre Restaurant, where a bluegrass band livens up weekend brunch; the Legion, which hosts events like “Video Game Burlesque” to “Dances for a Small Stage”; the Zawa Club, and more. The Libra Room is another hotspot; it offers live music nightly, and occasionally during Sunday brunch. “There’re so many local musicians, and I mean people who live in the neighbourhood and are looking for a place to play,” says Libra owner Rico Bondi.“I think having local musicians play here makes a difference for the whole street vibe.” Bondi notes that one of the musicians who plays the room is also the owner of Highlife Records, a longstanding Commercial Drive fixture. This urban-village feel extends to other businesses, as local owners and shopkeepers support each other by buying sometimes as local as two doors down. There is a self-reliant aspect to the neighbourhood as well. “Havana serves ocean-wise seafood; they go up the street to the Daily Catch to buy their fish,” says McSorley, naming a Drive restaurant/theatre and fishmonger, respectively. “Marco Cornale [of Fratelli’s Bakery] walks next door to La Grotta Del Formaggio for his cheese. If you need something, it’s there on Commercial.” Federico Fuoco, who runs — and sings at — Federico’s Supper Club says he’s seen some changes in the neigh-

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“People often stay for three or four hours, to watch the whole set of performances throughout the night, and just relax with friends and family over tapas and a jug of sangria.” There are a handful of local guitarists and singers who play at Kino, sharing the stage with dancers from the city’s flamenco schools “It’s grown into something we are known for and it’s a nice thing people appreciate culture here in Vancouver.” For those who want to see something different, Kino hosts comedy nights on Tuesdays; the weekly show is the longest running one of its kind in Vancouver. On Monday nights Kino hosts world music performances. “Kino is a place that is open to everyone to relax and enjoy the atmosphere,” the management says. “It’s an Old World place that is unique, and that’s why people keep coming back.”

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ou’re being warned — you have a wine-geek in full throttle on your hands this week! I had a couple meetings with wine importers over the last few days, showing wines that I could possibly list at one or two of the restaurants I consult with. Now, the thing is, as much as I absolutely adore the four wines I’m sharing with you this week, it’s not always the time or the place to put them on a particular wine list. Various reasons, really; sometimes the price-point doesn’t jive with the flow of a list, sometimes a wine won’t be a good fit for a certain restaurant’s cuisine, and sometimes there’s just simply no available space. These wines, though, will certainly be top of mind for the next little bit and I’m keen to shine a spotlight on them. Each wine is really worth your time and a little attention. They’re not just food-friendly, but nuanced and complex hits that are a little off the beaten path.

Manoir de la Tête Rouge 2009 L’Enchentoir Saumur-Puy-Notre-Dame | Loire, France | $35-ish | Private wine stores When many think of Cabernet Franc, they recall green and ruddy, higher-alcohol Californian versions of the past, a workhorse blending grape in Bordeaux, or simply

assume we’re talking about the grape’s big brother, Cabernet Sauvignon. This take on the grape, from its second French home in the Loire Valley, is a sophisticated, lighter version, with violets and currants on the nose, bright red fruit on the palate, and a slight wisp of pepper on the finish. Great with wild game, charcuterie and bold cheeses. Oh, and do serve it with a slight chill, it’ll keep the liveliness on-point!

Domaine Marcel Deiss 2010 Riesling | Alsace, France | $40-ish | Private wine stores The third-generation of the Deiss family now has the reins of this Domaine, and their attention to detail, coupled with rather natural farming and winemaking methods have raised the profile of what’s still a pretty humble estate. I love, love, love the beeswax-y viscosity of this one (I warned you I was geeking out this week!), which ties together all of the lovely mandarin orange, lemongrass and lime-leaf notes. While there’s a dry finish, each sip is fruity and rich. Will go with Chinese take-out, which isn’t always the easiest food to pair with. Jump at the opportunity. The above two wines are brought in by That’s Life Gourmet; hit ‘em up if you need help finding a bottle!

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of this blend of Gamy and Pinot Noir, and while we seem to have leapfrogged to the 2011 vintage, it hasn’t skipped a beat in stylishness or consistency. Plums and more plums, with a basket of cherries, some cinnamon and cloves. With the sun starting to come out a little more, throw some salmon on the barbecue or enjoy it with a bag of good ol’ supermarket rotisserie chicken.

Celler el Masroig 2009 ‘Sola Fred’ | Montsant, Spain | $18-ish | Private wine stores While the neighbouring Priorat region gets all the glory as the “it” place in Spain, save yourself a few bucks and dive into Montsant and this juicy, un-oaked blend of Carignan and Grenache. The chalky, clay and schist soil provide fresh minerality that keeps all of those blackberries, blueberries and currants upbeat! I’m thinkin’ ratatouille or cassoulet. These two are from Waldorf Wines, who always bring the delicious. WaldorfWine. com. Find out more about what I’m up to at or follow me on Twitter @KurtisKolt.

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Starring Steve Carell, Jim Carrey Directed by Don Scardino Considering the wacky premise, with potential for some truly outrageous comedic Thor moments, it’s a Diakow shame The Incredible Burt Wonderstone decides in the end to play it safe. That being said, the movie is not without its charms. Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi play Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton, two lifelong friends who have made a career as a performing magician duo at Bally’s in Las Vegas. Tensions arise when their act begins to grow stale and outdated and Criss Angel-esque street performer Steve Gray (Jim Carrey) starts taking the magic world by storm with his daring and dangerous stunts. The players keep this relatively mediocre comedy alive with support from the always charming Olivia Wilde, James Gandolfini as the sleazy Bally’s boss and Alan Arkin, an aging magician who provided the inspiration for Wonderstone as a young boy.  It’s Carrey who nearly steals the show as he draws from his bag of old rubber-faced tricks and gives us the old-school funnyman we’ve been craving for years. And Buscemi is refreshing as he breaks from his ruthles sBoardwalk Empire crime lord Nucky Thompson, to give the audience plenty of odd playfulness. While it barely succeeds, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone never reaches the heights of true greatness due to a second act that falls into predictable and conventional storytelling.  


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Starring Tina Fey, Paul Rudd Directed by Paul Weitz Whenever she’s asked what it takes to get into Princeton, admissions officer Portia (Tina Fey) replies, “There is no secret formula.” Alas, the same doesn’t hold true for movies. Despite having Fey and Paul Rudd at his disposal, director Paul Weitz’s constant miscalculations reduce Admission into one of those unfortunate films that’s significantly less than the sum of its parts. As Weitz has always preferred coaxing his actors over challenging them, it’s unsurprising that his leads play to type. Fey’s Portia is a sardonic, tightly-wound career woman who’s not particularly lucky at love. As John, Rudd plays a wry, sensitive type who teaches at an alternative school. The former Dartmouth classmates are reunited when her recruitment tour takes her to his rural campus. There, she meets Jeremiah (Nat Wolff), a straight-D autodidact, who might also be the biological son she gave up for adoption. As Portia labours to land the socially awkward kid a Princeton acceptance letter, the film clucks its tongue at the university’s elitist admissions process but proves aggravatingly toothless when it comes to questioning whether the institution might be anything less than the promised land for every gifted kid. This tentativeness also manifests itself in Weitz’s scattershot direction. Clearly indecisive as to the comedic tone he’s after, Weitz stages several scenes more antically than the material calls for. Not only does this practice botch these lightweight comedic sequences, it also detracts from the film’s more serious moments. Despite Fey displaying some commendable dramatic chops, it’s difficult to invest yourself in Portia’s ethical dilemmas when you’re waiting for the other clown shoe to drop. — Curtis Woloschuk

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I want to rant about Skytrain’s willful disregard of passengers by not installing a few washrooms along the line. I went to the Braid stop to catch a bus. I walked around the area and discovered the hidden areas that people use in lieu of a washroom. How healthy is this? The cost is outrageous given that there are so few amenities. Perhaps the unelected Translink board needs to give back their $1,200 a month car allowance, and try to rely on the transportation schedules. If they did, we might have a more efficient system. Dan

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xcited to be the Kin’s Green Fighter for the West End, Kristin MacGregor is committed to taking advantage of all the support that has been offered to her and to think outside the box to get in shape. “Real life isn’t The Biggest Loser,” she says. “It’s all about making lifestyle changes that will last.” MacGregor lives in the West End and has always loved that she can walk and bike anywhere she needs to go. Last summer, though, she had a health scare that led to emergency surgery and she couldn’t work out for 10 weeks. The pounds just snuck on. When she read about the contest in WE Vancouver she knew she found what she needed and applied. As one of 13 contestants in the Lower Mainland, MacGregor has received a treasure chest of wellness tools to help her achieve her goals — free fruits and veggies from Kin’s Market, free health tests and nutrition consultation, a personal

A bit of bus fuss Compared with transit operations in other cities, Translink managers seem totally incompetent. For instance, although they can arrange an orderly rerouting of buses for a planned civic event, they are completely unable to arrange for the bus stops and signs inside buses to comply with the situation. Escalators are given maintenance during the day instead of when Translink is not operating. Buses dismiss passengers at places other than indicated on internal signs. The list can go on, just like the salaries of these incompetent managers.   Anonymous

Kristin MacGregor gets advice on how to choose the freshest fruits and vegetables from Andrew Zheng, manager of Kin’s Market on Davie. Rob Newell photo trainer, and a Vancouver rec centre membership. She will participate in weekly challenges to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society and write about her Kin’s Challenge journey on her blog ( “I’m jumping out of my comfort zone,” she says. “Vancouver is such an amazing city to live in because we have so many opportunities to exercise. I don’t



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If she is the contestant with the most overall health improvements at the end of the 13 weeks, she will receive a $1,300 grocery credit from Kin’s Market and a cruise to Los Angeles. “I’m always down by Canada Place and see all the beautiful cruise ships — it’s so exciting to think that I could be on one of those boats, in a two-piece, if I win Kin’s Challenge!”

First child

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March 21 – March 27, 2013



Thursday, March 21, 2013 WE Vancouver

Why dogs matter By Curtis Woloschuk

owner. “To me, it’s an environmental story.� Slinger’s own wake-up call came a couple of years ago when she found herself balking at new leash regulations around the environmentally sensitive Capilano watershed. “I truly did wake up the next morning as if a thunderclap had gone off,� she recalls of her misplaced priorities. “I’d been willing to trade all sorts of deeply held values for my dog’s freedom and my pleasure.� Quite aware that dog owners don’t always respond well to criticism, Slinger ensures that Dog Dazed’s tone remains light, interspersing finger-wagging with charming vignettes and fascinating revelations, including the fact that dogs trigger the same bonding chemical in us as babies. “[I wanted] people to have a version of the experience that I did... Just seeing your behaviour in a way that isn’t shaming,� says the filmmaker. “We all know that we can be incredibly self-centred. We have these blind spots where we can rationalize our behaviour. I


iven that her previous documentaries delved into RCMP scandals, gang violence, and mental disorders, North Vancouver’s Helen Slinger wasn’t completely surprised by the skepticism she sometimes met with when telling people that her next film would be about dogs. She laughs, “I did get some funny looks.� However, Dog Dazed quickly reveals itself to be something considerably more rigorous than a glorified YouTube clip of canine antics. Its 44 minutes are loaded with unique insights into the widespread impact dogs have on our lives and the world around us. Vancouver viewers will be particularly interested to learn the effect that off-leash dogs are having on Stanley Park’s heron population. “I wanted to send the message that you had to be mindful of your impact,� says Slinger, a longtime dog

In a scene from Dog Dazed, Ozzie is the Best Dog at the wedding of Dustin and Julie Fiedler. John Collins/Bountiful Films photo wanted people to be able to laugh about that and maybe think about changing.�

Dog Dazed premieres on CBC’s Doc Zone Mar. 21 at 9pm and repeats on CBC News Net Mar. 23 at 11 pm.

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WE Vancouver Thursday, March 21, 2013



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Grocery Department Golden Valley Free Run Large Eggs


Meat Department Hardbite Kettle Cooked Potato Chips Gluten-Free

1 dozen product of Canada

Sweet Large Ataulfo Organic Mangoes

5.49lb/ 12.10kg


assorted varieties


Produce Department

Extra Lean Ground Turkey PRICING

Mexican Grown

Uncle Luke's Organic Maple Syrup

Free Range Bison Sirloin Tip Steaks

assorted varieties




Ethical Bean Organic, Fair Trade Coffee

B.C. Grown


340g product of Canada

PRICING reg 5.49

Silk Non Dairy Fresh Beverages (Soy, Almond, Coconut)

Deli Department

strawberry or raspberry



946ml • +deposit +eco fee product of USA

assorted varieties


Bakery Department 3.99

Annie's Homegrown Classic Pasta and Cheese Meals


reg 9.99

170 g • product of USA

Wolfgang Puck Organic Soup

Ryvita Crispbread assorted varieties



200-250g • product of UK

Simply Pure Cheese

Life Choices Organic Pizzas

assorted varieties

assorted varieties



340g • product of Canada

package of 6

20% off regular retail price

Health Care Department 15.99 19.99 27.99

15ml 30ml



off regular retail price 80-200g

Rice Bakery


Santevia Alkaline Water Pitcher


8” Sour Cherry Pie with Rice Flour Crust



350-395g • product of Canada


Schinoussa SeaVegetables are the most powerful super food available. The key benefits are: Nature's own multi-vitamin mineral, clinically proven, Immune boosting, and energy enhancing.

2.00 off


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regular retail price 700g


Happy 6th Anniversary Choices at the Crest.


Stop by Saturday, March 23, from 11:00am to 3pm at 8683 10th Ave, Burnaby to celebrate our 6th Anniversary. We will be hosting a donation barbecue, and serving cake and coffee. Come and try your luck at our “Spin it to Win” Wheel. Take advantage of our many in-store specials and demonstrations. See you there! 2012, 2013 Awards. Your loyalty has helped Choices achieve these awards. Thank you!


Schinoussa SeaVegetables Original Easter Cupcakes White or Chocolate or Chocolate Nesties PRICING

assorted varieties

bags only

Joy of the Mountains A+ Oil of Oregano

Hot Cross Buns

1.5L product of Canada

398ml • product of USA



reg 9.99

213-227g • product of USA

assorted varieties


Easter Select Mix or Chocolate Jordan Almonds





Bulk Department

assorted varieties

650g • product of Canada


reg 1.99


assorted varieties

Echoclean HE Liquid Laundry Detergent


plain or olive oil & herb

Amy's Kitchen Frozen Pot Pies

Olympic Organic Yogurt

Mexican Grown

Happy Days Okanagan Goat Cheese Deluxe




383ml product of Canada

assorted varieties

1.89L product of USA

product of Canada

Organic Ruby Red Grapefruit

Choices’ Own Hemp Hummus


R.W. Knudsen Organic Juice

assorted varieties




Crofter's Organic Premium Spreads

assorted varieties


Long English Cucumbers

48-68g • product of USA

product of Canada


9.99lb/ 22.02kg

Clif or Luna Energy Bars

assorted varieties





product of Canada

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Choices at the Crest 8683 10th Ave. Burnaby 604.522.0936


Floral Shop

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2615 W. 16th Vancouver 603-736-7522

WE Vancouver, March 21, 2013  

March 21, 2013 edition of the WE Vancouver