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They were, after all, once a popular attraction on the beach, pulling people from across the Lower Mainland. In an attempt to stop personal fires from being lit, the fire department built the public pits but ended up dismantling them around 13 years ago after they fell into disrepair. And so was the end of fire on Ambleside’s waterfront. Lighting fires on the beach is illegal now, although flames can still be spotted here and there, especially during the summer. But with revitalization of Ambleside now a top priority for the District of West Vancouver, some say the fire pits could go a long way in shedding the area’s “no fun zone” label. West Vancouver council hasn’t been asked to consider the idea yet, but assistant fire chief Martin Ernst said the department could make recommendations of how to go about doing so if asked. “We try not to say ‘no.’ We try to say ‘yes and this is how you do it safely,’” he explained. Instead of burning wood, which can be hazardous to health, natural gas could be used, suggested Ernst, who was a firefighter in West Van while the pits were still running. “You get the flame and heat, but you don’t get the ambers and smoke.” S’mores and hotdogs could still be roasted, of course, as people gather around the heat. In this scenario, fires wouldn’t be allowed just anywhere; they would be centred around a closely monitored area. These “fire attractions” would burn similar to the Olympic Cauldron downtown, which uses natural gas. Whether West Van council will consider adding fire pits to the list of Ambleside revitalization plans, which could include healthy food carts, a new waterfront restaurant and sidewalk dining, is yet to be determined. First the idea would have to be brought forward and, if council wants to look into it further, the fire department would likely be asked to write a report, including how the fire pits would affect the environment and opinions from the police who would monitor the site.

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s a kid, Deb McVittie was a flashlight-under-the-covers kind of reader. “I was a bookworm,” she admits. Black Beauty, Treasure Island, Nancy Drew, The Bobbsey Twins — you name it. She devoured stories. And her love of books continued into adulthood. So it seemed like a perfectly natural next chapter in her life when, about seven years ago, she purchased 32 Books in Edgemont Village after learning it was up for sale. “I’m very passionate about independent bookstores so I bought it,” she says. “And I was a really good customer,” she adds, laughing. It didn’t matter to her that it wasn’t exactly a heady time for independent booksellers. Many were closing down or being swallowed up by big-box chains. To make matters worse, Amazon had just introduced its Kindle e-reader. “People tend to get somewhat dazzled by technology. And books aren’t as dazzling but books have staying power. With the advent of the TV everybody said ‘Oh yeah, there goes the book.’” She laughs, then continues: “It didn’t happen; won’t happen this time either.” Before buying the small shop in Edgemont Village, McVittie had once lived in Nanaimo and done some work with Thora Howell, thenowner of the well-known bookstore Bastion, whose reputation extended far beyond Vancouver Island. “She is legendary in Canada. I tell you, you could talk to a lot of writers in Toronto who fondly remember Thora. Thora is very well known in the Canlit circles — she was a hugely supportive bookstore, you know, back in the day when little bookstores were still a real go-to place. “She was so passionate about books and writers and, in particular, Canadian writers.” McVittie, a writer herself who has taught creative writing courses, shares that strong affinity for Canadian authors. That’s why she gives them lots of shelf space. Many chain retailers, she says, are loath to take on new or emerging authors who lack proven sales. “Whereas in an independent store that’s what we do. We read the books and we decide what we think about the books by reading them not by what the numbers are.” That’s good news for local writing talent. Take B.C. author Patrick Dewitt’s book The Sisters Brothers, which gets a rave review from McVittie. “I just love that book. We sold 400 of that one title. Now for a small store to sell 400, the only reason we’ve sold 400 is because we read it and just loved it and we continue to sell that book.” Ditto for Grant Lawrence, who grew up on the North Shore. “His book,

Deb’s reading list Every year 100,000-plus new book titles are published. How does Deb McVittie figure out which books her customers won’t be able to put down? To do that, she reads newspaper book reviews, talks to book reps, has subscriptions to specialty publications like Quill & Quire, listens to CBC’s book show, belongs to two book clubs, reads voraciously and talks to her customers.

Adventures in Solitude, I’m going to tell you how many of those we’ve sold... we’ve sold over 300 of Grant’s books. I mean for a small store that’s… I think it’s hugely important.” McVittie believes strongly that local bookshops are an important community asset. “It’s a gathering place for people and ideas.” It’s here, she explains, where people come to discuss books but conversations often veer off in many unexpected directions. “That’s important because those conversations don’t often take place in our busy lives anymore. People are on their screens so much,” says McVittie. McVittie, who also owns a book store on Hornby Island, says her favourite part of being an independent bookstore owner is being surrounded by books and customers, most of whom she knows by name. Her store also carries greeting cards, art and jewelry by local artisans, but books remain front and centre at 32 Books in Edgemont Village, a shop that boasts comfy reading chairs, a friendly resident dog named Jem, a drop-in book club, regular author readings and thousands and thousands of titles. Her customers are young, old and in the middle because, as she likes to say, she carries books for “all ages and inclinations.” Take for example the guy who came in the other day looking for a book for his mother who was turning 101 years old and still enjoys reading. “I’m like ‘Oh my god, I think I have the perfect book for you.’ She returned with a copy of The 100-year-old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared. “And he’s like “This is too perfect!’” It was another happy ending for a customer and a big reason why she has such a loyal customer base. “I think people are becoming more and more aware all the time that they need to support their small stores by buying things in small stores so we can pay our rent, so that we can pay our staff. I think people are reawakening to a new appreciation of independent shops where somebody knows your name. People come in every day and say, ‘Oh god, I’m so glad that you’re here,’ and that feels really good. And every day somebody comes in and says that.” For more, visit 32books.com.

“We have those conversations all the time with our customers. So they are an incredibly valuable resource for us. It’s very much a two-way street. We learn a lot from our customers.” What’s she reading at the moment? “I’m probably reading about five books right now. I’m reading the Silence of Bonaventure Arrow (by Rita Leganski); I’m reading the End of Your Life Book Club, which is really quite an amazing book; I am

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were desperate to keep the accommodation they’d had for some time, which was affordable to them, which they’d come to enjoy and get to know their neighbours and become part of the community and they were threatened.” Threatened, Clark said, by arguments similar to those of fellow councillors Don Bell and Pam Bookham, whose opposition to Monday’s bylaw amendment was grounded in the opinion that all secondary duplex suites should be inspected and approved by city staff before being deemed livable. But the four remaining councillors and Mayor Darrell Mussatto sided with city staff ’s recommendation that while all secondary duplex suites must comply with provincial and municipal safety codes and the main suite must technically be owner-occupied, any enforcement and inspections would only be done on a complaint basis.

ary duplex suites, without which, he That’s how the city said, the city would have a worsening handles inspections affordable housing crisis. of single-family home “Ninety per cent of the suites in suites and that’s how it single-family homes have not been should handle inspecinspected,” Mussatto said. “I think if tions of secondary suites we’re going to start somewhere, we’d in semi-detached homes, start there and then we would open Coun. Craig Keating the floodgates to having huge chalargued. lenges of housing in our city. “I would need a report “We don’t need suite police in the from staff that says City of North Vancouver,” he added. that, in their experience, Darrell Mussatto Rod Clark In addition to mandatory owner violations of living stanoccupancy of the main duplex area, dards in this particular kind of housing — duplex secondary suites — has the amendment also stipulates that secondary duplex suites cannot be larger than 969 square in their experience shown itself to be more egrefeet and must be accompanied by one additiongious than any other kind of housing, and I don’t al parking space. think that evidence is before us.” tcoyne@northshoreoutlook.com Mayor Mussatto agreed, noting that in his twitter.com/toddcoyne 20-year career as a paramedic before being elected to council, he saw countless illegal second-

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xactly 20 years after becoming the first B.C. municipality to allow secondary suites in single-family homes, the City of North Vancouver has posted another provincial housing first. On Monday city council voted to legalize secondary suites in the city’s 471 duplex buildings, in a

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where the eyes either do not produce SETUP: Aug 15/2010 Weorwant remind you to be alert enough tears, produce tears that NOTE: Proofing is the responsibility oftothe advertiser. Please email approval or for symptoms of Computer Vision evaporate too quickly. As a result, the REV 1: AUG 25/2010 changes to bcparent@shaw.ca – eye Thank you Syndrome: strain, dry for eyes, eyes are denied sufficient moisture andyour cooperation. Excellence in Full Service Eyecare REV 2: AUG 26/2010 lubrication. headaches, fatigue, blurred vision Dr. P. Avinashi

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Minister Rich Coleman’s office to The Outlook confirmed that the province is closely watching how North Vancouver handles secondary duplex suites and may relax the B.C.-wide building code ban on the units accordingly. For a few city staff and councillors, it’s like 1993 all over again. That’s when the city became the first B.C. municipality to allow secondary suites in single-family homes, a lead which the provincial building code eventually followed some years later. “I was at the table when secondary suites were permitted in single-family homes and I’m hearing a lot of the same arguments with respect to duplexes,” Coun. Rod Clark said. “People were very desperate. They continued, NEXT PAGE

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were desperate to keep the accommodation they’d had for some time, which was affordable to them, which they’d come to enjoy and get to know their neighbours and become part of the community and they were threatened.” Threatened, Clark said, by arguments similar to those of fellow councillors Don Bell and Pam Bookham, whose opposition to Monday’s bylaw amendment was grounded in the opinion that all secondary duplex suites should be inspected and approved by city staff before being deemed livable. But the four remaining councillors and Mayor Darrell Mussatto sided with city staff ’s recommendation that while all secondary duplex suites must comply with provincial and municipal safety codes and the main suite must technically be owner-occupied, any enforcement and inspections would only be done on a complaint basis.

ary duplex suites, without which, he That’s how the city said, the city would have a worsening handles inspections affordable housing crisis. of single-family home “Ninety per cent of the suites in suites and that’s how it single-family homes have not been should handle inspecinspected,” Mussatto said. “I think if tions of secondary suites we’re going to start somewhere, we’d in semi-detached homes, start there and then we would open Coun. Craig Keating the floodgates to having huge chalargued. lenges of housing in our city. “I would need a report “We don’t need suite police in the from staff that says City of North Vancouver,” he added. that, in their experience, Darrell Mussatto Rod Clark In addition to mandatory owner violations of living stanoccupancy of the main duplex area, dards in this particular kind of housing — duplex secondary suites — has the amendment also stipulates that secondary duplex suites cannot be larger than 969 square in their experience shown itself to be more egrefeet and must be accompanied by one additiongious than any other kind of housing, and I don’t al parking space. think that evidence is before us.” tcoyne@northshoreoutlook.com Mayor Mussatto agreed, noting that in his twitter.com/toddcoyne 20-year career as a paramedic before being elected to council, he saw countless illegal second-

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I recognize that the purchase or sale of your home is generally the largest financial transaction you will make in your lifetime. I respect each and every customer whether working on a $350,000 condo or a $5,000,000 home. You deserve your realtor’s best efforts and that is what I deliver. Arguably my favourite aspect of this career is working with seniors who have been out of the real estate market for a long time and may be nervous or perhaps anxious about what is involved in the process of buying and selling homes in today's market. I am always thrilled to earn my client’s respect and watch a sense of calm take over them as we manage their transactions – this, for me, is as good as winning any tennis match.

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Writers rejoice! The annual North Shore Writers Festival is back for its 14th year and this time they’ve got fun up their sleeves as panel discussions, readings and a trivia night are all awaited. Running April 19 and 20, the fest is sure to bring together book lovers as several prominent authors take to North Vancouver District’s Lynn Valley library branch with novels abound.

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“The festival is designed to be appealing for readers and writers,” said Heidi Schiller, one of three organizers of the event and a librarian in the City of North Vancouver. Created by one librarian from each of the North Shore municipalities, the festival has seen major success since being reformatted last year. Consolidating a week in several venues to two days in just one place the event is more of a cohesive gathering for patrons of publications. “Prior to last year the writers festival just wasn’t getting the interest we had hoped it would,” said Schiller. “We’re definitely building on the success of last year.” Schiller recommends this year’s new literary trivia night hosted by CBC’s Grant Lawrence as a surefire hit of fun and entertainment. Festival goers can create teams of six to play along in advance or create one on the spot. One team competing will be authors Terry Fallis and Tanis Rideout, both of whom are hosting events during the two-day jamboree. “There is a stellar lineup of writers on the program, and I’ll also be there!” joked Fallis, who will be giving a talk and reading from his latest novel Up and Down. Having been to other events like the Vancouver International Writer’s Festival and the Sunshine Coast Fest, Fallis feels “like an honourary westerner” coming back for another. “I hope there’ll be a few laughs along the way,” said Fallis of his discussion on the art of humorous writing. The ultimate goal of the festival is not just to bring together book buffs, but to introduce readers to an author or story they didn’t know before. “I hope that patrons might come across a writer who they had not heard of before, whether that’s me, or someone else,” said Rideout. Attendees can come for just one event or see it all, as admission is free. Schiller warns that those who plan on only attending one speaker may find themselves swept up in the magic of reading and may find themselves heading home hours later. “There were definitely people who came for one

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BOOK WORm - Librarian Heidi Schiller is helping organize this year’s North Shore Writer’s Fest. File photo panel [last year] and ended up staying,” said Schiller. Despite the fact that this year’s event hasn’t even started yet, the organizers are already thinking about next year, with hopes to make an online video or possibly even live stream the festival so literary lovers can watch around the globe. Rideout kicks off the fest Friday night with a talk about her first novel, Above All Things, which tells of mountaineer George Mallory’s attempt to climb Mount Everest in the 1920s. She’ll be reading a bit but also discussing the story behind the story and how the book came to be. Saturday, the main day of the festival, boasts a panel of authors from the North Shore Writers Association discussing how to network and market after you’ve been published. Another key speaker at this year’s incarnation is Evelyn Lau, Vancouver’s poet laureate, or the poet of the people. She’ll be reading from her latest series of prose, A Grain of Rice. A well-anticipated and hyped panel in the afternoon is the food writing dis-

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West Van’s ‘shantytown’? In an attempt to improve the feel of Ambleside, a commercial market study will recommend the ideal mix of businesses for the area MICHAELA GARSTIN S tA f f R E p o Rt E R

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“Our real estate agents refer to the 1300-block… as the Gaza Strip. A great comment on Canada’s most desirable residential community,” Mayor Michael Smith noted during a March council meeting. “It’s a disgrace. We’ve sat here as citizens and allowed it to go on.” In the heart of Ambleside on the 1300-block, a building with boarded-up doors that has sat vacant since a fire in October is an example of how these unflattering nicknames began. Beside it an empty lot is fenced off until a gas station moves in. “It would help the businesses if we had a streetscape that looks good and adequate parking. If you have a reason to be in Ambleside instead of Park Royal,” said John Cave, a member of the Ambleside Business Association and owner of Take Off Travel in Ambleside. To help solve this problem, a commercial market study is being conducted by

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“It will be spectacular for the businesses, particularly for businesses in the block because it will be like the hub of West Vancouver.” But this development isn’t without controversy. Last month, a passionate group of West Van residents wearing tags saying “No more than 4” came to a council meeting to say the proposed buildings shouldn’t be more than four storeys to preserve the community feel of the area. The Ambleside Ratepayers Association says it has more than 1,400 signatures opposing the project the way it is now. But others, like Cave, want the development, which would include 88 residential units and 23 storefronts, to be built because they believe it is an integral part of revitalizing Ambleside. mgarstin@northshoreoutlook.com twitter.com/MichaelaGarstin

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alf Life, the latest show at the Deep Cove Shaw Theatre, is an impressive one-act show about two nursing home residents rediscovering their old wartime love, but with a touch of forgetfulness. The show is the Deep Cove Stage Society’s entry into Mainstage, B.C.’s annual community theatre festival. Competing in the North Shore zone, Deep Cove Stage Society hopes that Half Life will take them to Kamloops in July for the finals against nine other regions. While a play set in a retirement home definitely appeals to the older generation, the show can warm a heart of any age. “It’s a very touching story,” said Judy Thomson, the show’s producer. “There are some quite lighthearted parts. “We had to design a set to [travel],” said Thomson. “We tried to keep it minimal.”

Despite being a smaller set within the 130-seat theatre, it contains all the furnishings of a retirement home, complete with card tables and out-of-date magazines. “The acting is absolutely incredible,” said Thomson. The show wouldn’t be the same without 82-year-old Don Mackay starring as the protagonist, Patrick, a new resident at the care facility. Written by Canadian playwright John Mighton, the play has won several awards including the 2005 Governor General’s Literary Award. The show’s director Judi Price submitted the play to the Society’s play reading committee and thought it would be a good submission to Mainstage, said Thomson. Examining the idea of memories and forgetting, this touching play runs from now until April 20 at the Deep Cove Shaw Theatre and then again at Presentation House Theatre in North Vancouver on May 7 during the North Shore Mainstage festival.

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n the wake of celebrity chef Anthony Sedlak’s untimely death nine months ago, loved ones searched for a fitting tribute to their 29-year-old North Vancouver son, brother and seemingly friend to all. They didn’t have to look very far for help. Just hours after the Food Network Canada star and host of The Main, who got his start bussing tables as a teenager in the Grouse Mountain cafeteria, was found dead in his North Van apartment on July 6, notes bearing condolences and ideas for a memorial came flooding in. “We’re a long-time North Shore family so we wanted to do something in his memory,” brother Rudy Sedlak told The Outlook last week. Today that remembrance has taken shape in the Anthony Sedlak Memorial Career Training Scholarship. It’s a cash award to be doled out for the first time in June to a deserving North Vancouver high school grad who is pursuing a career culinary arts or food-related media. “In talking to a few high school teachers from Handsworth [secondary] who attended his memorial, the idea was thrown around about doing a bursary,” said Rudy, a fellow Handsworth grad along with his sister and late brother. The Sedlaks were put in touch with the North Vancouver High School Education Foundation, a charity board made up of acting and retired school teachers and administrators who are now responsible for disbursing financial aid for post-secondary education to graduating students in the North Vancouver School District. They decided that a scholarship of about $1,200 a year would be given to a North Van grad pursuing a career or further education in either the culinary arts or some kind of media related to food and cooking. Immediately the donations started to pour in from across the country, despite a lack of any real publicity save for the word-ofmouth kind. “It was a combination of family, friends and then, because of Tony’s connections in the food industry, there were a few corporate donations made, as well.” Rudy said. Those donations — about half from the Vancouver area and half from outside — today total more than $12,000, enough to sustain the Sedlak scholarship for years

Anthony Sedlak to come. “That’s enough for roughly a decade’s worth of awards,” Rudy said. “And they’ll renew the award each year until basically the funds are depleted.” Much like his brother’s famed cooking style, choosing a recipient for the award won’t be an exact science, as Rudy describes it. Rather than picking a winner based solely on academic achievement, financial need or a combination of both, the winning applicant will be picked based on a proven passion for the food industry. “It will be more holistic,” Rudy said. “Basically, what you’ve done to demonstrate your interest in pursuit of that field, and then your references.” Students are first recommended for the award by a teacher or school administrator before their names go before a five-member panel of education foundation volunteers, who will grade each applicant’s suitability separately and then tally the assessments together. Come graduation day in June, a foundation member will show up at one lucky applicant’s school, often as a surprise. “On graduation day we’re up on stage with them and hand the letter personally to the student,” said George Saunders, information officer for the non-profit group. Of course, Sedlak’s isn’t the only award given out by the group, which disburses approximately 40 memorial bursaries, scholarships, and grants for education and career advancement. The letter the students get in June is, in fact, an invitation to a tea party in September for all the award recipients and their parents where cheques are made out to the winners. “It’s not just for a new suit,” Saunders said. “We don’t give the money out unless they have proof of registration at a post-secondary school.” Donations for this and for other North Vancouver High School Education Foundation grants are accepted on a rolling basis at 101-1485 Duchess Avenue, West Vancouver. tcoyne@northshoreoutlook.com


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Of course the last time I met up with Jim was to go to a ball game. It was together with another old pal, Ian Dixon, at Nat Bailey Stadium in 2011. We sat in box seats along the first base line, enjoyed the sunshine and talked of baseball and our youth. It’s amazing the coincidence of Ian being with us because it was Ian and Jim who engineered the greatest pickoff play in local baseball history. Now I’ve played and umpired a lot of ball over the years and I’m embarrassed to say I was once picked off first base by Barry Elson. It was during an exhibition game between the North Van Connie Mack League team, of which Elson was a star moundsman, and a pickup squad of former players who were recent alumni of the highly successful local minor baseball system. I believe it was in 1963 which would make it an even 50 years ago. But, despite the years, I remember the pickoff vividly. I was enjoying getting on base and took only a short leadoff. However, I took my eyes off the pitcher for a second and Elson, who was no doubt watching my eyes for just such a lapse on my part, whipped the ball to first and I was soon eating dust in my attempt to get back to the sack. To no avail. But you don’t want to know about me getting picked off; you want to know the DixonMcLaren pickoff. And I had a hand to play in it too. I don’t know if young ballplayers do this now but, when we played ball in the 1950s through our teens, we studied the game intently. All on our own. We practiced sliding on the grass at the little park at Lonsdale and 2lst. We played scrub for hours at Lonsdale School grounds. We practiced our throws from the outfield at Mahon Park. We read articles on the intricacies of the game. We even watched the pro umpires when the Coast League Mounties were in their heyday because by then some of us were umpiring Babe Ruth League games. When tryouts for the 1958 Babe Ruth League (age 13-15) all-star team were about to start, Jim told me he wasn’t going to go. Yet McLaren was a fine player. I was a year older at 16 so already playing in Connie Mack. But I encouraged him to go and he changed his mind. If he hadn’t, the great pickoff play would never have materialized. Oh, yes, you want to know about the pickoff play. Jim won the starting third sacker’s spot while Ian was the team’s outstanding pitcher (just three years away from signing a contract with the New York Yankees’ organization for $45,000 which was very, very big money in 1961). In the district playoffs, held at Mahon Park which would decide which team would go to the provincials in Penticton, Dixon gave up a rare triple, giving the opposition life. Now you need to know that picking someone off third base, as opposed to first where the runner is being held on, is a very rare occurrence because it requires some great communication, timing and trust on behalf of the pitcher and third baseman. But the two had already worked on it on their own on the off chance there would be a key opportunity to try it. To start the play, Dixon jerked on his belt with the ball in his throwing hand while looking in for the catcher’s sign. Then he glanced at McLaren who was touching his belt in acknowledgement. The pickoff play was on. Dixon then turned to home plate. “One… two… three…” McLaren and Dixon were counting in their heads. Dixon wheeled and threw to third just as McLaren arrived at the bag to spear the ball and nab the runner cold. The rally was over. North Van went on to the provincials and won there, sending the team to the Pacific Northwest regional tournament in Klamath Falls, Oregon. They pulled the same pickoff there. McLaren once told me that the opposing coach had said it was the greatest pickoff play he’d ever seen. This week, Ian and I recalled the play in detail one more time. Jim would have liked that. This is episode 477 from Len Corben’s treasure chest of stories – the great events and the quirky – that bring to life the North Shore’s rich sports history.

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