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Hosting 70 local artists, the second incarnation of the Lab Art Show will showcase a variety of original artwork, including an installation by Owen Wong, photographs by Jens Kristian Balle, paintings by Thibault Sendra (pictured) and body art by Natacha Trottier. Short films from both the Vancouver Latino American Film Festival and internationally awarded Vancouver Film School students will be presented, as well as the spring/summer collection of designer Dominique Hanke; all in concert with music by saxophonist Jen Charters with DJ Daniyah Angel, and soul/ funk group, The Ponderosas. Proceeds from the show will be donated to Homes Huichol — a charitable institution in Jalisco, Mexico, that provides accommodation to ailing Aboriginal Peoples. In addition to supporting this charity, Lab Art Show 2 will be showcasing artwork by Mexican Aboriginals. “We are not only celebrating art, but featuring local talented artists who may otherwise have a limited outlet to showcase their work,” says show creator Gloria Bernal. The show takes place over two days, April 11-12, at the Heritage Hall at 6102 Main. Tickets are $10/$15.

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Times of India awards Bollywood fans from around the world have been eagerly anticipating the upcoming Times of India Film Awards, and the inaugural event has given fans yet another reason to be excited — three of the most entertaining stars in Bollywood (Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Boman Irani) are hosting the extravagant awards ceremony in celebration of Hindi Cinema on April 6 at BC Place. The awards promise to be a night of entertainment and glamour like Vancouver has never seen before, with show-stopping performances and Bollywood’s biggest celebrities, such as Hindi film superstars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan.  One of the most celebrated couples of Bollywood, Aishwarya and Abhishek will spend a number of days in BC attending TOIFA celebrations. The April 6 awards nights will be Aishwarya’s first international performance since the couple had their first child almost a year and a half ago. Choreographed and directed by Bollywood superstar Shiamak Davar (pictured) and broadcast internationally, the show will draw viewers from all corners of the globe.

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Based on the Academy Award-nominated 2000 film and featuring music by Elton John, Billy Elliot is the story of its namesake star, a young boy in a depressed working-class mining town in the north of England. Set during the history-making 1984 miners’ strike, the show follows Billy, the youngest child of a blue-collar family that has recently lost its Mum, as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class. While Billy’s father and brother take to the picket lines of the violent and life-changing strike, Billy secretly begins to study the art of dance with the help of a hard-drinking, chain-smoking local dance teacher. But as Billy blossoms and thrives, the world around him continues to wither—and his only escape may be the prestigious Royal Ballet School, a place no working-class boy has ever gone, or been allowed to go to, before. Presented by Broadway Across Canada, Billy Elliot the Musical is on now at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre until April 7. Tickets are available at or toll-free 1.855.985.5000. Pictured: Janet Dickinson (Mrs. Wilkinson), Drew Minard (Billy) and the cast. Amy Boyle photo



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anyone to lie under oath. He noted anyone could be questioned about past ot-smoking BC marijuana use at the borresidents are der, whether Customs and increasingly Border Protection agents being banned find pot on them or not. from entering the US as Past studies have found American border guards a majority of BC residents try to stem the flow of report using marijuana at Canadian marijuana least once. tourists in the wake Saunders said he’s of Washington State’s increasingly had calls weed legalization vote from Canadians deemed late last year. inadmissable over pot use Blaine lawyer Len who say they can’t believe Saunders said he’s seeit happened to them and ing more cases of BC must now apply for a tough-to-obtain re-entry residents being permanently denied entry after waiver also required for anyone with a criminal trying to carry pot across the border, thinking it’s conviction who wants to return to the US. no longer an issue. A pot dispensary is expected to open in Blaine, Because marijuana is now legal to possess under he said, but the licence hasn’t been granted yet. state law, Canadians caught bringing less than an “It’s legal to possess,” Saunders said. “So if you ounce across aren’t charged, as they were in the make it over the border you can buy it and you can past. use it.” “I’m seeing no prosecutions — zero since NoSaunders noted Washington’s legalization of pot vember,” Saunders said. “But there’s more confudoen’t extend to use by minors age 18 or under. sion.” And anyone who brings a “truckload” of pot What happens now, he said, is pot-packing over the border can still expect to be prosecuted Canucks have their stash confiscated and are then under US federal law. interrogated under oath about their drug-using Ironically, he said, while an admission of marihabits. juana use in the distant past can bar you from the Admit that you’ve ever smoked or used mariUS for life, convicted drunk drivers face no such juana in your life, he said, and you’re deemed problem. inadmissable to the US because you’ve confessed to “If you have multiple DUIs you are admissable to a crime of moral turpitude. the US,” Saunders said. “A DUI is not a crime of “The key is to not admit that you’ve ever used moral turpitude because you didn’t have the 1303 said, 188 Keefer Ad2 he Westender.pdf 1 2013.04.02 9:37 AM it,” Saunders stressing isn’t counselling intention to drive drunk. Because you were drunk.”


World-class attraction coming to Vancouver That trip to Disneyland might need to wait another year. FlyOver Canada, a spectacular new visitor attraction that takes guests on a soaring aerial journey from coast to coast, is opening this spring at Canada Place. Located in the former IMAX theatre, the $16-million, 30-minute experience (the first of its kind in Canada), will lift groups of up to 60 guests at time in front of a large custom, spherical screen, where they will move in concert to a film of the most stunning bird’s-eye vistas of Canada. The immersive effect will be complete with the addition of ‘4D’ wind, scent, mist and sound elements. Nearly three years in the making, the project is the result of a partnership involving Stephen Geddes and Andrew Strang, and the Aquilini Investment Group – owners of the Vancouver Canucks. A trailer for the FlyOver Canada experience is up at

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Spring’s vitamin C: colour With the sun comes some Vancouver styles to brighten up our wardrobe By Taraneh Ghajar Jerven


s the city springs into blossom, Vancouver designers have got your style needs covered. Put aside drab raincoats and black wardrobe staples. This season, it’s all about colour. From bold brights, to pretty pastels, and pop accessories, here are three easy ways to wear the spring 2013 colour palette.

Bright Out Head-to-toe brights are the look of the season. What should be your favorite colour? According to Pantone, the world colour trend expert, it’s all about emerald green. Going by the runway, you’ll also want to integrate cobalt blue and citrus yellow. Even raincoats have gone bright. Shake off the winter doldrums with Allison Wonderland’s spring 2013 Mcintosh ($248) in jade. Fittingly, Vancouver designer Allison Smith was inspired to design the coat during a spring walk in the park. Plum Boutique has a feminine, lemon yellow dress with a peplum waist ($129) in their Simone collection this season. Plum’s Simone line is designed and manufactured in Vancouver.

Pretty Pastels If you prefer pastels to primary colours, take your inspiration from Vancouver’s 40,000 cherry trees and opt for pale pinks. Aritzia’s Lelia Dress ($145) is perfectly blossom. Too girly? Move on to light mints, grayed jade and dusky blues. Vancouver label Dace has useful mint green separates including the above-the-knee scamp skirt ($180) and flirty bambi shorts ($140) in cotton. Even lululemon’s neon workout gear — Power Y Tanks ($52) and the Street to Studio jacket ($98) — has faded into parfait pink, bleached coral and mellow lemon. When it comes to bags, Vancouver-designed Herschel Supply Co.’s heritage rucksacks and totes now come in vibrant cobalt, purple, teal and daffodil this season.

Pop Accessories The easiest way to add a pop of spring colour, without investing big bucks in the head-to-toe trend, is to update your accessories. Vancouver designer Mona Sultan’s spring 2013 silk chiffon scarf collection ($175 each) features gorgeous color-blocking in rose, teal, royal blue and citrus yellow. Wrap a bright print scarf around your neck to transform a neutral outfit into a statement. Alternatively, be brave and wear it bandana-style.

Pattern on For footwear, we’re loving the striking embroidered colour panels in the tan leather Hudson Coachella Multi ankle boot ($295), a vibrant take on the festival boot, available at Gastown footwear boutique Rowan Skye. For the ideal day-to-night heel, try the primary yellow Filippa wedge sandals ($175) at Camper — a longtime friend to women’s feet.

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Cherry blossom festival a bouquet of cultures

“I realized early on that the best way to grow was to partner with other cultural groups,” says Linda Poole, founder and chief organizer of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival. Rob Newell photo

Famed Bollywood choreographer Shiamak Davar creates mob dance that includes Japanese taiko drummmers By Taraneh Ghajar Jerven


inda Poole is on her cherry blossom-emblazoned smartphone asking the City of Vancouver to fix the Burrard Bridge banners that came loose during a storm. Rain is the biggest obstacle for the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival founder. Rain and fundraising. In its ninth year, however, you wouldn’t know it to see the packed festival lineup. This spring heralds the biggest festival thus far. In 2005, VCBF consisted of a photo contest and a taiko drummer. This year, a barrage of events run the month of April, including the Cherry Jam street party, Sakura Days Japan Fair, the World Umbrella Dance, Bike the Blossoms and a balloon haiku installation at Burrard Station. “Cherry blossoms are universally loved,” says Poole, a former cultural attache who was inspired to start VCBF after learning about Japan’s sakura (blossom) celebrations. VCBF not only showcases the 800 cherry trees Japan gave to Vancouver, it also celebrates 40,000 trees spread throughout Vancouver and the diverse set of people who helped plant them. “We have over 1,000 addresses telling you where to go see cherry trees on Google Maps. There’s also a photo and the time it blooms,” explains Poole, who credits her tireless Cherry Scouts for the intel. Festival-organized bike rides and blossom walks

will help festival goers find the pretty pockets of pink and learn their history. The 2013 festivities also benefit from a hearty dose of Vancouver multiculturalism. International celebrity Shiamak Davar — known for revolutionizing Bollywood dance with a confluence of East-meets-West — has choreographed the popular World Umbrella Dance flash mob, taking place April 13 on the Vancouver Art Gallery steps. “I wanted a sexy choreographer. But I thought Shiamak is too big of a star,” says Poole. “He’s been on Oprah; he’s opened for Sting.” Davar, however, was keen (and he’ll be in Vancouver as part of the Times of India Film Awards this week.) “I love being a part of it,” he shares. “The people in Vancouver are so warm. Hundreds of them coming together for the Cherry Blossom Festival is testimony to their ability to embrace various cultures.” Davar has choreographed the moves to his new hit “Shabop,” meaning “to dance without worry.” Both Davar and Poole aim to beat the 2011 record of 550 flash mob participants. The Japanese taiko drum group, Tetsu Taiko, will accompany “Shabop”. Poole’s secondary motivation for launching the World Umbrella Dance was solving her rain dilemma. The performance integrates an eye-catching prop: pop art umbrellas designed by Anthony Redpath, a renowned Vancouver conceptual artist. The umbrellas are for sale ($24.99) at VanDusen Botanical Garden and Urban Tea Merchant.

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akura Days Japan Fair (April 6 to 7 at the VanDusen Botanical Garden) is the best bet for those eager to learn more about Japanese arts and cuisine during the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival. Run by Vancouver Japanese Canadian business and cultural organizations, the ticketed festivalwithin-a-festival includes martial arts, tea ceremonies, ikebana (flowerarranging classes), sake tasting, taiko drumming, kimono demonstrations and irresistible Japanese street food. For details on all VCBF events and the map of trees in blossom go to

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MY TURQUOISE YEARS: A comic coming-of-age story set in 1960. Apr. 4-May 4 at Granville Island Stage (1585 Johnston). $10. SPIN: Celebrate the bicycle as muse,

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HIGHGATE: A morbid romp through Victorian funerary culture, jumping straight from the darkest part of Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg’s imagination. Apr. 30-May 4. $15 $32. THE PRINCE’S PLAY: Victor Hugo’s tragic story of the deformed jester who tries to protect his daughter from the sexual advances of the prince. Mar. 29-Apr. 21 at Jericho Arts Centre. GOD AND THE INDIAN: Drew Hayden Taylor explores the aftermath of a life lost to residential schools. Apr. 7-20.

THREE SISTERS: Anton Chekhov’s

classic about four aristocratic siblings, and their slipping hopes of returning to social importance. Vancity Culture Lab (1895 Venables) until Apr. 20. $14-28.


personal story of Rosario Ancer growing up in Mexico, her dreams of becoming a dancer, her journey to Spain and her arrival to Vancouver. Apr. 6, Vancouver Playhouse.


explores the nature of emotional wounds, interdependence, and love, through the story of a writer who rescues a drowning woman from the ocean.” CBC 700 studio on 700 Hamilton. Apr. 11-20. $15-$20.

CAFÉ DE CHINITAS: Flamenco dancers explore the power and variety of human emotions. May 3-4. Norman Rothstein Theatre. Tickets at or at Highlife (1317 Commercial). HOW TO WRITE A NEW BOOK FOR THE BIBLE: The story of an aging

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young man whose hunger to be successful threatens his relationships with those he cares about when he gets in over his head in an investment scheme. Apr 4, 8pm at PAL Studio Theatre. $12-$21 at

A CRAIGSLIST CANTATA: An 80-minute song cycle of quick-witted and heartfelt spoken text and song. Revue Stage (1601 Johnston). Apr. 18 to May 18. Times vary. $25 and $35.

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THE LIGETI PROJECT: The music of the great Hungarian composer Gyorgy Ligeti provides the starting point for this exciting new collaboration between contemporary choreographer Martha Carter and the innovative Microcosmos String Quartet. A dialogue of movement, sound and rhythm that vibrates with

Rob Stewart, whose Sharkwater documentary provoked calls for a ban of shark fin soup, dropped by the shark exhibit at the Vancouver Aquarium as part of his tour to promote his new documentary, Revolution. Jenn Chic photo

You say you want a revolution A powerful new documentary from Sharkwater director inspires us into action to reverse climate change and save the humans by Jenn Chic


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STRIA: The latest solo work by the award-winning and versatile choreographer/performer Marie-Josée Chartier, inspired by the beautiful and unpredictable terrain of the Badlands. An exquisite blend of movement, music, text and voice to delve into a mosaic of colourful memories, and touches on themes of nature, love and loss. Apr 2527 at the Scotiabank Dance Centre.


Lin conductor, Avan Yu piano, with a repertoire of Mendelssohn, Brahms, and Tschaikovsky. Apr. 6 & 8 at 8pm, Apr. 7 at 2pm, Orpheum Theatre.

FROM THE NEW WORLD: VSO — Conductor Andrew Grams, violinist Ray Chen with a repertoire of Smetana, Sarasate and Dvorak. Apr. 13 at the Orpheum, Apr. 15 at Bell Performing Arts Centre, 8pm.


Violinist Anthony Marwood leads a repertoire of Mozart, Rameau, Schubert and Haydn. Apr. 19 and 20 at Chan Centre, 8pm.

RITUALS: VSO — Features Aaron McDonald on timpani with a repertoire of Edward Top, Giorgio Magnanensi, Michael Colgrass, Sofia Gubaidulina and Louis Andriessen. Apr. 20, 8pm, Orpheum Theatre. APRIL IN PARIS: VSO — Christopher Gaze hosts a

performance of Weber, Rossini, Saint Saens, Chopin, Debussy, Delibes and Berlioz, with pianist Jeffrey Luo. Apr. 25, 2pm, Orpheum Theatre.

PIZZARELLI PLAYS ELLINGTON: VSO — John Pizzarelli guitar/vocals, Larry Fuller piano, Tony Tedesco drums and Martin Pizzarelli bass. Apr. 26- 27 8pm, Orpheum Theatre. ST. LAWRENCE STRING QUARTET: Music in the

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CHORAL YOUTH & MUSIC: CHORAL CREATIVITY: Be on the cutting edge of choral creativity by sharing these special moments with the young musicians. Apr 19, 8pm at Ryerson United Church (2205 W. 45th). $32.75 at SPRING CONCERT: ASPIRE: Works from Phoenix’s Young Canadian Choral Composers Competition and also international sensations Ivo Antongnini (Swiss-Italian), Krystof Penderecki (Poland), and Paul Mealor (whose music was featured during Will and Kate’s royal wedding). Apr 27, 7:30 at Shaugnessy Heights United (1550 W. 33). $15-$25 at PHANTOM OF THE OPERA: Vancouver Bach Choir

presents a multimedia world premiere with The Phantom of the Opera at the Orpheum. Created to underscore and enrich the legendary silent film of the same name, the choir and a hand-picked chamber ensemble will perform the score while the cinematic masterpiece screens.

MUSIC SERENA RYDER: The artist is kicking off 2013 with her new successful release Harmony at the Commodore

Ballroom on Apr 24. $35. The album’s lead single “Stompa” was just awarded a platinum certification. Tickets area available at or by calling 1-855-985-5000. Ages 19+.

THE CALL: SONGS OF ARAB PRIDE AND LIBERATION: Simon Shaheen — one of the most

significant contemporary Arab musicians — is coming to The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. The show is a romantic yet cutting edge story which reflects the rapid development of world politics through protest and culture in recent year. Shaheen’s work reinterprets Arab songs from the ‘50s and ‘60s, and presents original compositions which have become anthems for protestors and young generations in the Middle East. Apr. 27, 8pm, $36-72. Tickets and info at or

THE SEX LIVES OF VEGETABLES: Astrolabe Musik Theatre presents a nutritious (and sometimes naughty) jaunt down the garden path — investigating bees, weeds, and the surprising sex lives of vegetables. Apr.20, 7:30pm at VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak. Tickets $25 adults, $18 students and seniors, available at SexLives. or in person at the garden. MUSIC PROGRESSIVE QUARTET: The internationally

acclaimed Macedonian quartet performs Apr. 26 and 28, presented by the West Coast symphony. You can read more about the Muisc Progessive Quartet at Times vary and locations vary. Tickets at 778-279-2212 or

FESTIVALS SAKURA DAYS JAPAN FAIR: Enjoy the tranquility of

an authentic Japanese tea ceremony, eat festival food, try ikebana (flower arranging), premium sake tastings, guided tree talks and walks with Harry Jongerden and enjoy Haiku Invitational readings. Festivities also include cultural performances of Japanese classical dance, taiko drumming, shakuhachi (bamboo flute), martial arts performances, anime, eco-friendly cars or motorcycles and more. Apr 7-8, 10am at VanDusen Botanical Garden (5251 Oak). $8-$10 at door.

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or her highly anticipated turn at the helm of Arctic Air, sci-fi icon Amanda Tapping was tasked with wrangling a dragon. And not just any dragon: Tapping directed David Chilton, author of Canada’s all-time best-selling book (The Wealthy Barber) and the newest investor on CBC’s Dragon’s Den, in the penultimate episode of the second season of Arctic Air (April 10). Chilton’s appearance on the hit CBC drama wasn’t the result of any network-dictated cross-promotion. “I asked,” said Chilton in a recent phone interview. “I love Arctic Air.” Chilton has but one previous acting credit to his name. “I played the undertaker in Oliver! when I was in Grade 12, and I was told that it was one of the worst performances ever given,” he said. Thus, Chilton made sure he brought his A-game to Arctic Air — even though the role wasn’t too far out of his range. “I was method acting myself,” said Chilton of his cameo appearance, which is set

Amanda Tapping directed David Chilton in Arctic Air. CBC photo following a Wealthy Barber seminar. It was her time behind the camera on Arctic Air that was truly restorative for Tapping’s confidence, which, as Tapping shared with WE back in January, had been shaken after Sanctuary went off the air in early 2012. “When I finished Arctic Air, I could not have been happier,” said Tapping. As for Chilton, if he gets his way, CBC viewers will be seeing him all over the schedule. “I want to go in and do Peter Mansbridge’s job one night,” he jokes.

EVENTS VANCOUVER RAIN: Pastel paintings by Dave Denson

featuring Vancouver’s notorious mascot — rain. “Denson’s vibrant and colourful depictions of our rainy city bring seemingly ordinary scenes to life” at the Classical Chinese Garden on 578 Carall St for the month of April. Entrance included in Garden Admission. VancouverChineseGarden. com/calendar/vancouver-rain.

ARTISTS ON OUR MIDST: 35 participating artists

come from different backgrounds, artistic training and work in a variety of media such as, painting, sculpture, photography, jewelry and mixed media. Their studios and homes are open for viewin. The Roundhouse Exhibit Apr. 11-14. Times and locations vary.

GRAND HOTEL: Commissioned by the Vancouver Art Gallery as a major exhibition, Grand Hotel charts the global evolution of one of our culture’s most well-known icons, the hotel. Exhibit runs April 13 to September 15. SAFAR/VOYAGE: Contemporary Works by Arab, Iranian, and Turkish Artists at the Museum of Anthropology. The first major exhibition of contemporary art from these regions to be shown in Vancouver. April 20 to September 15.




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Yoga moves After almost 15 years in False Creek, The Yoga Space ( is moving to a new studio on Fraser at E. 27, in time for the spring session kick off on April 15. The new studio’s open house is May 11 from 3:30 to 6:30pm. RSVP

How to run a Van marathon Follow three local runners as they train for the 2013 BMO Vancouver Marathon & Half-Marathon. Pacer Films’ Running Vancouver isn’t just about training, but also about the personal sacrifices and motivation required to complete an endurance race. The cast includes Jillian, a recent, but accomplished runner; Sean, who is running his first marathon with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada’s Team In Training to honour his daughter’s ongoing battle with blood cancer; and Karl, the most experienced runner, who is attempting to shave 10-minutes off his personal best time to qualify for the Boston Marathon. The six part video series airs on Novus and on YouTube beginning April 1, and every week leading up to the race.

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Surf’s up at Steve Nash Fitness Clubs By Brittany Tiplady


f you’re planning to hit the Tofino waves this summer, Steve Nash Fitness Club suggests you hit the gym first. A new program for aspiring surfers allows you to get the surfer body, without the ocean. The Surfset program uses a Rip Surfer X board — a mock surfboard designed to give the real surf experience and a real workout. Developed by professional hockey player Mike Hartwick, Surfset evolved from his love of surfing and appreciation for the lean and toned muscles that it gave him.

While it might not be as exciting as hitting real waves, Surfset promises to get you fit and ready for the real thing. “With this, it gives you the basic surfing moves, but also gives you strength for the muscles that you need for surfing,” says Surfset trainer Princess Labrador. “In this class you target everything from the strength component, to the balance component and just like any other fitness class, all levels are welcome.” Surfset classes are available at the Steve Nash Fitness Club downtown locations.

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Cowboys and Angels toy store, ceramics and portrait studio is about to re-open after two weeks of renovations. The re-opening will feature a 25 per cent discount on all toys (including the brand new arrivals). Although the renovations definitely give a fresh vibe, Cowboys and Angels (located in the heart of Kerrisdale on W. 41st at W. Boulevard) still aims to provide families with a friendly and warm place where they can get good service and quality toys, spend time painting their own ceramics or capture all of life’s precious moments. To celebrate this springtime rebirth, the team is inviting all customers, kids and children at heart, to the Grand Reopening on April 6.

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Take a bite of the big Cherry Blossom Festival SoundBites By Taraneh Ghajar Jerven


hen the sakura — cherry blossoms — bloom in Japan, picnicking becomes a national sport. In Vancouver, the competition for picnic space isn’t as fierce, but the food events do draw a crowd. From Sakura Westcoast Afternoon Tea Service to Cherry Jam bento boxes and enticing Japanese street eats, here are the top food events at Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival 2013.

Sakura Westcoast Afternoon Tea Service The Urban Tea Merchant is offering Sakura Westcoast Afternoon Tea for

$38 per person through April 30. Crook a pinkie as you sip TWG’s Sakura! Sakura! green tea, enhanced with a scattering of cherry blossoms. The savories are also Japan inspired. The chef upgrades finger sandwiches to sophisticated bites such as misomaple glazed sable fish in butter lettuce and wasabi and smoked salmon with ponzu jelly. Finish with tea-infused macarons and matcha madeleines as you watch the cherry blossoms drift down in the Alberni courtyard. (1070 West Georgia Street,

Cherry Jam SakuraB bento boxes Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival enlists the help of Vancouver’s sushi celebs such as Hidekazu Tojo, the inventor of the California roll, for

their SakuraB Bento box lunch, available for rush orders at Cherry Jam Downtown in the Burrard SkyTrain Station at 11am April 4. $20 gets you lunch items including chirashizushi Tojo style, nagori yuki (grilled halibut coated with rice cracker), and an Ocean Wise sakura roll with seasoned tuna and zucchini tempura in egg crêpe.

Sakura Days Japan Fair There’s a funny proverb “hana yori dango” that translates as “dumplings rather than flowers,” meaning people are more interested in the food than blossoms during sakura festivals. Given the all-star line-up of food vendors at Sakura Days, taking place April 6 and 7 at VanDusen Botanical Garden, we predict this will come true. It’s worth braving the line for takoyaki, addictive octopus pancake batter balls with green onions and tempura bits. Japadog will serve up their legendary terimayo dog. New food truck Mogu will be there with crispy karaage — soy, garlic, and ginger marinated chicken deep fried until irresistible. You’ll also find ramen, chirashi (sushi rice topped with sashimi) and sticky red bean paste sweets (5251 Oak Street,

Japanese restaurants’ sakura menus Yes, you can eat cherry blossoms. Let an expert show you how to prepare them. A select group of Vancouver chefs has integrated cherry blossoms into menu items. Minami, an aburi (seared) sushi restaurant (1118 Mainland St., has a pale pink Sakura Roll with pickled blossoms and Amberjack fish. Tojo’s is offering a seafood salad with a cherry mentaiko vinaigrette. The restaurant imported blossoms from Kyoto, paying 70 cents to $1 per blossom for their distinctive flavour (1133 W. Broadway, Tojo’s. com). Sakura-themed menu items are available through April 30. Visit for more sakura menus.

Top: Vancouver celebrity sushi chef Hidekazu Tojo, the inventor of the California roll, plays large role in the culinary arts surrounding the Cherry Blossom Festival. Bottom: TWG’s Sakura! Sakura! — a green tea with a scattering of cherry blossom — evokes Kyoto’s most celebrated season and is available in Vancouver at The Urban Tea Merchant. TWG Tea photo

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Okanagan cookbook Think of it as an all-in-one culinary guide to what we love about the Okanagan: The Butcher, The Baker, The Wine and Cheese Maker is both cookbook and celebration of the people who practise the fine art of making memorable meals. Written by Jennifer Schell, the profiles let you know more about the people who supply the book’s recipes and ingredients. On April 6 from 1 to 4pm, West Elm Market is hosting a book signing with Schell. Teresa Kuhn of the Olive Oil Merchant will also be there. Maybe you’ll want to dip the artisan bread from Okanagan Grocery into some of her premium olive oils… The event at 2947 South Granville is free.

Market shares The winter version of the Vancouver Farmers Market isn’t just about food. On April 6 at Nat Bailey Stadium, it will also be about sharing. Share stations include… • Live, step-by-step demonstration of a home improvement project by Vancouver Tool Library shop manager Geof Vincent • 20-minute mini-classes on bike maintenance, gardening, cooking and tassel-making by Trade School Vancouver instructors (a.k.a. members); • Interactive trivia games and recipe exchange with the East-End Food Co-op • Modo The Car Co-op member-volunteers sharing and answering questions about car sharing and collecting service feedback • Polling by The Sharing Project to discover what and where Vancouver residents want to share; and • A photo booth and sign-making station to document what market-goers want to share.

Angus An’s new venture Where does he find the energy? Angus An has a new venture to add to his Kitsilano restaurant, Maenam, and his cooking travels to New York, where he’s executive chef/consultant at Kittichai. In May, he’ll be launching Longtail Kitchen at the River Market in New Westminster. Getting its name from Thai water taxis, Longtail will feature seaside Thai street food as well as a retail shop offering his signature curry sauces, spices, cookbooks and cookware. At night the space will host private dinners and cooking classes. Keep up to date on the official opening at @longtailkitchen on Twitter and at


Culinary immersion In Italy, what’s on the plate has always been directly linked to what’s growing in the nearby fields. Messors Culinary Workshops in Barri takes that a step further. This year, founder Tonio Creanza is importing a little Vancouver into the mix. Chef Owen Lightly of Butter on the Endive Catering (pictured) has been asked to be Messors’ “chef in the field” for two sessions, June 1 to 10 and July 24 to August 2. Guests will learn how to cook authentic Puglian cuisine, forage for wild edible plants, take a butchery class and delve into the history and making of olive oil. There’s even the chance for a three-day extension to immerse yourself into the daily cycle of a shepherd. The cost of the seven-day program is $1,500; the 10-day program is $1,850, which includes accommodation at Masseria La Selva (an 18th century hunting lodge), meals, classes and excursions.

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Bittered Sling Bistro Every two weeks, Kale & Nori teams up with Legacy Liquor Store for a food and cocktail pairing competition “dedicated to pushing the boundaries of cocktail craft.” For $60 you get a front-row seat at the harvest table and a three-course dinner. Every participant is given a scorecard for taste, balance, appearance, level of pairing. The “When Tiki Attacks” bistro is April 17 from 7 to 9pm and will feature bartender Don Wheeler.

Rumours are true Chef Josh Wolfe of Fresh Local Wild confirmed on Twitter that he is opening a new restaurant in Yaletown. Stay tuned for details.

Caviar tasting Northern Divine is hosting a caviar tasting at Urban Fare on Alberni April 5 from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Its caviar is from organically grown Fraser River white sturgeon raised on the Sunshine Coast.

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Dessert oasis Forget lunch and dinner, go directly to dessert! From 2 to 5:30 pm on April 14 (thank goodness it’s a Sunday), Vancouver Foodster is hosting Tasting Plates Ultimate Desserts. Travel around the city tasting sweets and savoury desserts from places such as Bella Gelateria, WE Coffee, Beta 5 Chocolates, Bob Likes Thai Food , Rocanini Roasters, The Bibo, Vancouver Pie Hole and Trees Organic. (More restaurants may be added.) Advance tickets are $35 each or $115 for four or $150 for six.

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Catch a White Spot Tradition Halibut is back on the menu at White Spot! Sourced from Pacific waters, our crispy tempura battered halibut is served with creamy coleslaw and endless fries cut from fresh Kennebec potatoes. It’s a tradition worth catching. On now for a limited time. JoieFarm owners Heidi Noble and Michael Dinn. Supplied photo

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Old Malt Cask Whisky Masterclass Tuesday, Apr. 9th 7pm-8pm | Tickets $40

Companions of the Quaich Wednesday, Apr. 24th 7pm-9pm | $85

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House Wine: Speaking Frankly about Franc Wednesday, Apr. 10th 6pm-8pm | $75 The true character of Cabernet Franc revealed.

Bittered Sling Bistro Season 3 Wednesday, Apr. 17th 7pm-9pm | $60 When Tiki Attacks! Sponsored by the Kirkwood Group Bartender: Don Wheeler, Legacy Liquor Store & The Modern

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don’t think it’s a coincidence that it’s been almost two straight weeks of sun since I tasted the new releases from British Columbia’s JoieFarm winery — that annual tasting is always the first sign of spring in my world. Owned and operated by former Vancouverites Heidi Noble and Michael Dinn (with Robert Thielicke assisting in both the vineyards and winery), JoieFarm has been a critical and commercial darling around town for nine years now. Not only do the wines offer fantastic value and express the Okanagan’s sunny, mineral-rich terroir with crisp acidity and grace, but the whole line-up pairs well with the way we eat in this part of the world. The 2012 vintage is an excellent one overall in BC. All of the wines here can be ordered direct from the winery ( at the prices below, but tack on couple bucks when shopping in local stores.

JoieFarm 2012 Unoaked Chardonnay | $22.90 There’s a nice weight to this year’s edition, perhaps a wee bit heavier than those in the past. This isn’t a negative thing; it just adds a richness that will make the wine stand up to bolder flavours such as barbecued chicken, South Indian curries and more. Preserved lemon and mandarin orange with a few flecks of basil and sage.

JoieFarm 2012 A Noble Blend | $23.90


This is Heidi and Mike’s flagship wine, and aromatic blend of Alsa-

tian varietals including Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Blanc and more. The ultra-fragrant nose is ridiculously pretty, with lychee, rose petal and perfumed citrus. On the palate, a bunch of kiwi and guava come tumbling in with a little splash of lemonade at the end. There’s a bit more richness in this year’s Noble Blend too, which makes it perfect for spicy Korean and Thai dishes.

JoieFarm 2012 Riesling | $22.90 Whenever I’m teaching a beginner’s wine seminar, I always like to clarify that the wines we’re talking about are made from 100 per cent grapes, that when we say a wine has notes of ‘peaches’ or ‘lime,’ those fruits are not actually in the wine. It’s just that we’re talking about flavour characteristics that the particular grape carries. I bring this up now, because there are so many ripe, juicy pears in this wine that you might think they’re an ingredient! This is certainly a dry and crisp Riesling, but we’re talking the most juicy and charming of Bosc, Bartlett and Asian pears around. Lovely.

JoieFarm 2012 Rosé | $20.90 It wouldn’t be summer in Vancouver unless copious amounts of JoieFarm Rosé were being enjoyed throughout the day and every day across the city. This year’s version is composed mainly of Pinot Noir and Gamay, and don’t let that super-sweet strawberry shortcake nose fool you; sip after sip, it’s as refreshing, dry and crisp as you’re hoping for. An Okanagan harvest of plums, cherries, blackberries and peaches. Pairs with almost anything, particularly fish and poultry. Word to the wise: always keep a back-up bottle in the fridge, those opportunities come quite often on hot days.

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Sappy sci-fi romance finds a groove THE HOST

Starring Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons Directed by Andrew Niccol When you see a movie based on a Stephenie Meyer novel, there’s a good chance it will bear several hallmarks of a specific genre — a moody, hormone-fueled teen love triangle is certainly one of them. However, in this case, a convincing performance and a scifi twist make The Host a lot more tolerable than any Twilight film. Unfortunately, the sappy and

often forced love story that forms the core of Meyer’s plot comes off as somewhat contrived and overshadows an intriguing premise that director Andrew Niccol conveys so effectively at the start of the film. The screenplay is heavy-handed and much of the production design lacks creative flair. However, Thor Ronan’s commitment Diakow to the conflicted character adds real weight to her role and despite its flaws, The Host takes itself seriously enough to pose some insightful questions. 

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carved up a whole hog for West Broadway diners March 28. 2 Sheek PR founder Vedicka Solicka (right) was congratulated by friend Kajaul Mostofi (left) at the Sheek PR party at HouseXGuest in Gastown on March 26. 3 Vancouver International Auto Show-goers enjoyed the jostles and jolts of Ford’s EcoBoost virtual reality race track simulator March 28 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. 4 Aruhndara founder Khanita Charitthakoon welcomed a crowd of shoppers to the Aruhndara spring preview event with TEAJA founder Stefanie Makagon at the Yaletown shop on April 26.

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SIGNING BONUS! We are a growing, progressive & well respected transportation company operating a full repair and maintenance facility at our head office in Coquitlam.

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or Fax: (1)604.472.2136


Wilco Civil Inc. Seeks Labourers for project in North Vancouver. Experience in construction labour. Fulltime $16 - $19 (depending on experience) Plus OVERTIME and BENEFITS Fax resume to 604-882-4753 or Email:

$28.00 - $38.00 per hour based on experience. Commercial roofing co. hiring lead roofers with extensive exp. in commercial roofing, including: two - ply torch, single ply, sloped and metal.

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Donaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fine Foods is a progressive and growing specialty meats processing and distribution company. We have an opening in our Maintenance Department for the following position:






Please e-mail resume:


GUARANTEED Job Placement: General Laborers and Tradesmen For Oil & Gas Industry. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message For Information 1-800-972-0209



F/T Live-In Caregiver needed in central Richmond private residence. Must have completed Canadian Secondary or equiv., 6 months training, or 1 year nanny work experience required. Police clearance necessary. Someone of good moral character. Private accommodation will be provided. Wage negotiable. Amount charge for room & board if applicable, $325/month max.

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Donaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fine Foods is a family owned company providing specialty meat procurement, processing, and distribution of our quality products and services from three sites to customers in Western Canadian and International Markets. Our production and distribution facilities work in partnership to deliver an exceptional product. Donaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fine Foods has built the business around our mission and core values of integrity, quality, innovation, superior customer service and our dedicated staff. We currently have an opportunity in our IT Department for a selfmotivated, results-oriented individual who would be a positive addition to our dedicated staff. The System/ Network Administrator would work as part of our current IT employee base assisting all of DFFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s staff with system and network administration, on site and remote assistance, desktop and Ethernet ready device support. Our current computer network consists of 100 workstations and servers spanning three different locations, Richmond, B.C., Langley B.C. and Moose Jaw, SK. Donaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fine Foods offers the successful candidate a competitive compensation package, excellent employee benefit program, RRSP and an employee development plan including, regular performance feedback, a comprehensive development/improvement process, recognition for your team and individual accomplishments and specific developmental activities to ensure continued learning and development. We require a self motivated, independent individual who can maintain the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s IT infrastructure needs with confidence and a professional attitude. This individual is someone who thrives in a challenging, productive environment built on respectful collaboration and will strive to complete tasks promptly and adhere to deadlines. To apply, please forward your resume along with your qualifications no later than: April 10, 2013 to or fax 604-533-0896.

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Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic

Mega Cranes Ltd. an industry leader is seeking an energetic, aggressive self starter for a full time position. Required immediately. Must have inspectors ticket and Red seal. Will have hydraulic experience and must be able to read electrical and hydraulic schematics.

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

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Grocery Department Nature’s Path Love Crunch Organic Granola

Meat Department Sockeye Salmon Fillets

Navitas Super Foods Snacks

previously frozen, value pack

assorted varieties

assorted varieties



Organic Ruby Red Grapefruit California Grown


9.99lb/ 22.02kg

227g product of USA

325g product of Canada

Produce Department PRICING

Spring Creek Rib Eye Steaks Olympic Krema Yogurt

Endangered Species Chocolate Bars

assorted varieties

assorted varieties

from 2/6.00

Udi’s Frozen Gluten-Free Bagels

12.99lb/ 28.64kg

Deli Department

85g • product of USA

Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps

assorted varieties

170g product of USA



Mexico Grown


Real Brew Sodas

1 dozen product of Canada

Milk or Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds




Rogers Porridge Oats assorted varieties

assorted varieties



1.35kg product of Canada

Cascades Enviro Paper Towels

Eden Organic Beans assorted varieties

from 4.69

3/5.49 Boulder Canyon Rice Chips salted or chipotle cheese



395ml • product of UK

142g • product of USA

Rocky Mountain Frozen Pizzas

Kikkoman Soy Sauces light or regular

from 4.49


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591ml • Japan/USA

Genesis Today Total Goji 100


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Hero Yummi Bears Products


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Oatmeal Cranberry or Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

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Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Soap

Rice Bakery Brown Rice Bread

assorted varieties


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assorted varieties

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Organic Country French Bread White or 60% Whole Wheat

premium or extreme

Sharwood’s Sauces

bags or bins

Health Care Department

Bakery Department


product of Canada

6 roll • product of Canada



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Pearl’s Organic Perogies

2lb bag

Bulk Department

plain, herb or pepper

355ml +deposit +eco fee • product of USA



32 oz

Capriny Goat Cheese

assorted varieties



reg 9.99

Vitala Omega-3 Free Run Large Eggs

product of USA

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assorted varieties


397g product of USA




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assorted varieties


Organic Broccolini California Grown


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whole or sandwich

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April 04, 2013 edition of the WE Vancouver