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issed Rihanna when she was in town earlier this month? No worries. The rest of April is filled with great music in Vancouver (and the concert was supposed to be a dud, anyway). Here’s a look at some Canadian legends, rising stars from across the pond and one artist formerly and currently known as Prince, who will be performing this month. • Marianas Trench (April 12 at Pacific Coliseum) – The pop-punk rockers from right here in Vancouver first hit the scene with their 2006 debut album Fix Me. They went on to garner popular acclaim for follow-up effort Masterpiece Theatre. Their current tour supports their most recent album, Juno-nominated Ever After, with its hit singles “Haven’t Had Enough” and “Fallout”. Tickets start at $29.50. • Randy Bachman (April 13 at Commodore Ballroom) – Guess who’s coming to the Commodore? Iconic, grey-bearded Canadian guitarist and songwriter Randy Bachman is best known for his work with 1960s rockers The Guess Who, as well as the 1970s powerhouse which was Bachman-Turner Overdrive. Winnipeg-born Bachman will be “takin’ care of business” as part of his Vinyl Tap tour, an allusion to the popular weekly music show he hosts on CBC’s Radio One. Tickets start at $39.50. • Prince (April 15-16 at the Vogue Theatre) – The Purple One himself is coming to Vancouver for a two-night stand this April. As part of a West Coast tour of smaller, club venues (as opposed to his usual arena stops), Prince will play four separate shows at the tiny Vogue Theatre on Granville Street. This once-in-alifetime opportunity for Prince fans also comes with a once-in-a-lifetime price. Tickets (now only available through resellers) started at $250. • The Holmes Brothers (April 17 at Vancouver FanClub) – American blues legends the Holmes Brothers bring their blend of gospel, country and R&B to the intimate confines of the FanClub. Hailing from Virginia, the Holmes Brothers have recorded and performed with Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Peter Gabriel and Willie Nelson over the last half century. NPR says, “Their voices are rough enough for a juke joint and smooth enough for church.” Tickets $25. • k-os (April 20 at Commodore Ballroom) – Canadian-Trinidadian rapper and songwriter k-os is known for promoting a positive message in his lyrics and challenging hip-hop’s obsessions with money and violence. A gifted musician who sings, plays guitar and plays keyboards, he incorporates influences as diverse as reggae, funk and rock into his songs. K-os and his band stop in the Commodore to support the release of their fifth album, 2013’s BLack on BLonde. Tickets start at $25.

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ootSuite may be on its way to becoming one of the world’s social media giants, but its new global headquarters on East 8th has a bit of a summer camp feel. Wood-covered walls evoke a forest where an owl might live. Tents — yes, real tents — are used as quasi-private meeting spaces. Picnic tables and ping pong tables are a fun way to unwind in the cafeteria. A sleeping “cabin” has three cots for power naps. Where are the kayaks? HootSuite spent $2 million transforming the former CSIS office into a space for its 300 employees with lots of room for growth. The vast majority of people work in large, open spaces over two floors. No walls, no doors, no cubicles, just big long tables festooned with computers. The company’s founder, Ryan Holmes, has a corner office but it has a glass wall and no door. As bare as the work spaces may be, however, there’s a yoga room, a fitness room, free beer or wine on Fridays, free coffee and snacks, and a relaxed, casual atmosphere as compensation. A rooftop picnic area is being planned. Oh, and for last year’s Christmas party, HootSuite took over Harrison Hot

Nabbing that job at HootSuite The office has tents as meeting rooms, above, a cabin for napping, below left, and enough wood to make an owl happy. HootSuite photos Springs for a weekend. Perhaps, creating an atmosphere that harkens back to his unplugged youth is Holmes’ way of finding calm amidst the demands of a six-millionuser empire. At one of Sam Sullivan’s Public Salons, Holmes told the story of growing up “off the grid” near Vernon. His parents eschewed electricity so when young Ryan won a computer a school, he had to hot wire the family car to power up his prized Apple computer. Spend too much time on the computer at night and his parents would have to use jumper cables to start the car in the morning. Those days of being willingly unconnected are long over for Holmes who remains committed to keeping HootSuite in Vancouver. “Vancouver is an amazing place where we can find amazing talent,” he said during a recent media tour. “There are over 500,000 Canadians living in the San Francisco area. That’s a crazy diaspora of the best and brightest. We should have figured out a way to keep them working here.”


Just as the University of Western Ontario became an incubator of Research in Motion employees, he’d like to see local universities do more to let grads know that they can stay in Vancouver lifestyle and work at one of the country’s most dynamic companies. Creating a happy work environment is part of HootSuite’s strategy for making Vancouver a tech mecca (although there was a bit of a online contretemps over HootSuite’s use of unpaid interns.) “Happy employees are keen and inspired and passionate about where they work,” says communications manager Sandy Pell. The average age of employees? Twenty-nine.

Fun facts: As the former Vancouver home of CSIS, Canada’s spy agency, the office that Hootsuite leases from the city came with a few surprises: • the windows are bulletproof • there were “a lot of hidden rooms in the basement with funny signs,” says communications mgr. Sandy Pell • they found bullet holes and casings when they started renos


he message pinned to the pillow said, “@HootHR, I applied online, now I’m dropping off a little something in case you want to sleep on it.” The sender is now one of the 300 people with a coveted job at HootSuite’s new Vancouver headquarters. (It helped she was an intern first.) But every month there are 700 other people making a pitch to work at the place BC Business magazine calls BC’s Best Place to Work. Creative approaches to job applications do get HootSuite’s attention, but there’s more to it than that. For instance, at one point, HootSuite was receiving a lot of cake to try to sweeten the deal, communications manager Sandy Pell says. The cake was nice, but more effective for someone applying for a job in the kitchen. If you want to do something to get your message across, do it in a way that is relevant to the job you’re applying for. “Show that you use social media — it’s core to our culture,” founder Ryan Holmes said during a media tour of the East 8th HQ last Wednesday. “If someone doesn’t have a Twitter or Facebook or LinkedIn account, will they get what we’re about? We’re looking for people who are passionate.” Holmes says, “I once famously said I never wanted to work in a company that has an HR department.” But with 700 applications pouring in a month, and 100 new jobs to hire for, he’s turned to his “VP of People”, Ambrosia Humphries, to help him find the “best and the brightest” who will help propel HootSuite’s phenomenal growth to the next level. Right now there’s a particular need for people in product marketing. There are also some “deep engineering” needs. For other tips on getting a job at HootSuite, go to Dave Olson’s blog on — Martha Perkins

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utside of here and Berlin, you’d be hard pressed to find the words ‘eco’ and ‘fashion week’ in the same sentence, let alone as the main event. In fact, Vancouver is considered a world leader in ethical, sustainable fashion, with Eco Fashion Week standing as the only independent show of its kind. As such, EFW has had to get creative. Unlike shows such as Montreal or World MasterCard Fashion Week, funding is a challenge. And EFW tries to avoid prohibitive participation costs for designers. So, three years in, you’ll find quirky shows such as the Thrift Chic Challenge and 68 lb Challenge, that see designers partnered with sponsors to help EFW cover expenses — the community pulling together to support these up-and-comers and the opportunity EFW presents. IDEOE in MORINEE But Vancouver has viridian V leaders N I L other industries as well, and this WEVan WEVan ously scattered community has been

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About Nicole Bridger: After tutelage under names such as Vivienne Westwood and lululemon, Bridger produced her first eponymous collection in 2007 with the goal of ‘doing the right thing for people and the planet.’ Her impeccable credentials extended to winning the first Canadian Eco Fashion Designer of the Year award in 2010. What are some challenges you’ve faced? Sourcing fabrics that meet my values and design aesthetic. It has been difficult to purchase fabric in small amounts, so initially I had to order in large quantities, which was expensive. Price points — they were really high when I first started. But after purchasing my own factory in Vancouver, I’m happy to say we are able to lower our prices. I never wanted to create something that people wouldn’t be able to afford. What is green design? It should be called ‘good design’ not ‘green design.’ We need to produce items that are sustainable and functional. Everyone should be applying green design into what they do; it’s a no brainer. Why do you participate in EFW? I believe in what EFW is doing and I want to support their vision and mission. I feel that they are a fashion week in Vancouver that could be successful. It would be tough to compete with Paris Fashion Week, but as an Eco Fashion destination, I think it could work. EFW show time: Apr. 21, 7pm, Portside Pub

About Lunapads: Created by Madeleine Shaw in 1993, Lunapads was her response to health complications from using disposable tampons, and a solution to the waste issue created by disposable pads. Suzanne Siemens joined in 2000, and together they are successfully weaving business and social purpose. ‘Our goal is to help individuals have healthier and more positive experiences with their menstrual cycles and their bodies.’ Their natural, reusable products can now be found in London Drugs, and Lunapads has been recognized as one of the Top 20 Innovative Companies in BC (BC Business). As result of Lunapads, more than one million pads and tampons are diverted from landfills every month. What are some challenges you’ve faced? Pioneering a socially challenging product category in a culture that is still largely stuck on disposable products. Some surprises? A big one came when we learned that girls in the developing world cannot afford or do not have access to any sanitary products whatsoever. As result, they are forced to stay home (from school or work) when they have their period. This is how our Pads4Girls program got started, taking us to Uganda in 2012. Why join LOCO? To be a part of a diverse network of local businesses who are committed to enhancing the long-term sustainability of our community. Plus all the fabulous LOCO networking events!

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What is the City of Vancouver doing well: Thinking green/ waste reduction, and following the lead of visionaries such as Carol De La Franier of Metro Van, who, alongside businesses, champions controversial new laws such as mattress recycling. What can the City still do better? Make it easier for people to add feed-in solar and light wind to their homes and businesses. Right now it’s extremely complicated. Give a green tip: Instead of lights, use beeswax candles. Ask your office to switch to post-consumer recycled paper. Who are some other green leaders? Louise Schwarz, who started Recycling Alternative in her car; Julia and Ludo from Urban Digs Farm, near my warehouse; and my dad, Orazio, with Slow Food Vancouver.

About Fiveleft: Fiveleft didn’t begin with a sale but, rather, a spark. After sharing a table with another leatherworker at Portobello West in 2006, Lincoln Heller was inspired to commit to the local design event, eventually building up a loyal client base and a tight network of local craftspeople. ‘By sharing ideas and knowledge, I am adding to a creative pool that becomes a resource for all who give to it.’ What was the inspiration? Vegetable-tanned leather and people’s bags. For me, this leather was the perfect material, because it is processed without toxic chemicals. I can texture it with found objects (such as the mattress spring in the cover photo) and I can colour it with dyes and stains. It is more like paper than fabric, and very sculptural. I love the containers that carry our lives (bags, wallets, etc.). I watch people and their bags constantly, and this daily digest of style, function and detail becomes the language of Fiveleft.

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quietly forging their own alliances to put group power behind goals and getting more done. LOCO is a means for this kind of networking. The group elevates the conversation about sustainability in BC by focusing on the environmental, social and economic reasons for supporting local businesses. Founding companies such as Salt Spring Coffee Vancity, Mills Basics and PacBlue have been joined by hundreds of small to mid-sized BC businesses. And now, the organization has teamed with EFW. “Eco Fashion Week does amazing work and their mission to promote eco and local fashion is aligned with our mission,” explains Julia Spitale, LOCO’s director of community engagement. With Eco Fashion Week coming up (April 21-24), four veteran designers have paired with four industry-leading LOCO entrepreneurs, out of mutual admiration and to raise awareness of these innovators in “less glamorous” green sectors.

What does green design mean to you? I believe in making choices that go beyond a label painted green. Coffee in a disposable cup every morning? Shopping online vs. local to save 10 per cent? Concern about my impact on the environment has molded my life and my product.

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LOUISE SCHWARZ (RECYCLING ALTERNATIVE) About Recycling Alternative: 1989. Before blue boxes were a common part of curb side behaviour, there was Louise Schwarz, bombing around in her hatchback. Galvanized by Vancouver’s garbage problem, Louise and a partner created a trashbusting company to help offices recycle their paper. What has been a milestone? We are proud of our many community collaborations with groups such as LOCO, farmers markets and local festivals. Personally, I was awarded the Woman of Distinction in 2012 and recently received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. How can people get involved? Ask the question “Where is the ‘away’ in ‘thrown away’?” Or look into community initiatives such as Food Scraps Drop Spot and Vancouver Biodiesel Coop. Tell us about your photo buddy? Kim has a great track record of doing innovative design around repurposing and reclaiming. I originally met her when we were both on the board of Our Social Fabric. What’s next? Working on some collaborative models for bringing local recyclers together on 1303 188 Keefer Ad2 Westender.pdf 1 closed-loop recycling and recovery. We think there’s a great opportunity to create green jobs.





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About Kdon: Kdon began in model, designer, Project Runway finalist and textile recycler Kim Cathers’ change-making brain 15 years ago, and has seen iterations as a Gastown storefront, home, then home-studio operation since. After selling ‘re-styled’ clothing at festivals and markets for a time, she went on to graduate from the prestigious Blanche Macdonald Centre of Design in 2005 with the Innovative Design Award. You can see the world through her eyes during her second crack at the 68 lb Challenge — 30 women’s looks created from 68 lbs of men’s suits and sweaters from Value Village. (Sixty-eight pounds is the average weight of clothing discarded by each North American every year).

About LOCO: By connecting businesses that buy from each other and share resources, LOCO has grown into a province-wide network that makes it easy to support the small businesses comprising 98 per cent of the economic landscape of BC. Founded by Amy Robinson in 2009, LOCO recently launched a Live Local Buy Local campaign to create a dialogue between LOCO members ( and consumers. They are also working with leaders in the corporate and government world to define local, quantify the community benefits and adjust government purchasing practices to allow local businesses better access to contracts.

What are some challenges you’ve faced? The ability to produce many of the same garments from as little as two metres of fabric. Once that colour is sold, it’s gone, but that means when you do buy from me, you’re wearing one of only a few.

What are some challenges you’ve faced? We battle the ‘culture of cheap.’ As consumers we are addicted to more, faster. Sometimes buying local means slowing down, walking, shopping in your neighbourhood, rather than buying in bulk or looking for the best deal. ‘Cheap’ is costing a fortune, in impulse purchases and tax on the planet.

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Some surprises: The great things local businesses are doing in the face of increasing competition from big corporations. A recent CUPE-BC report shows that a 10 per cent shift in spending from chains to local would create 31,000 jobs and $940 million in annual wages for BC workers.

About Adhesif: ‘Waste not, want not’ might be an expression you heard as a child, but when Melissa Ferreira puts it into practice, the last thing you’re reminded of is mom. Started in 2003, Adhesif’s vintage clothing is made locally with up to 95 per cent recycled materials. (And in cuteness — Amy Robinson loved her photoshoot outfit so much, she bought the whole thing!) What are some challenges you’ve faced? I represent the handmade revolution — slow fashion. I’m not in this industry for the money, otherwise I’d be making 5,000 of the same black coat, from cheap fibres, produced in China under poor conditions. There is something to be said for choosing ventures carefully, growing slowly — it surely wins the race and lets you sleep at night. What is green design? If you use it, it’s not a waste, but I think quality is key in a cherished garment. Why do you participate in EFW? It represents some of Vancouver’s finest design talent and Myriam Laroche, the founder, is so dynamic and upbeat. She gets everyone excited about being green! EFW show time: Apr. 24, 9:30pm, Robson Ice Rink

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Retail advice: be willing to adapt, and fast By Martha Perkins


usinesses on Granville Street have to be nimble on their feet — even if they’re wearing Dr. Martens. In 1983, Camouflage opened as a military supply store at Granville and Smithe. Thirty years later, you just have to go on its website and browse through everything from camouflage clothing and gear to $1,000 titanium knives to know that it’s stayed true to its roots. The store is both an online and retail destination for military enthusiasts. But Granville is also a tourist destination. Thousands of people walk by the store as they cruise

the entertainment district, enjoy dinner before a concert or look for something a little less conventional to buy. If a tourist wants a Canada patch or sticker to remind them of their trip to Vancouver, they can get it at Camouflage. Manager Baseer Khudayar has worked at the store since he was 13. Asked for advice he’d give to fellow merchants along the street, he says, “Go with the trend. Be adaptable. You have to take a chance and if it works, it’s going to really work well. You have to be willing to change things around really fast.” A case in point: Dr. Martens. Once the favourite footwear of military types, they now march to many fashion drummers. Sales of the

boots, as well as brands such as Converse, were taking off so Camouflage decided to open a store dedicated to shoes and boots. Luckily, the space next door became available and Khudayar and his brothers opened Zelen. (They wanted to name the store “green” to match the city’s environmental roots and discovered the word zelen, which means green in Croatian.) Shoe sales have quintupled. As much as there are aspects of Granville Street life that he doesn’t like — the “souvenirs” of late-night revellers who drank a little too much — Khudayar really likes the feel of the street. “It’s probably going to be the newer Robson but it will be a little funky.”

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ranville Street — every time you think it means one thing, it changes. Businesses that want to survive should therefore study their Darwin. It’s not so much about survival of the fittest in Vancouver’s entertainment district — although Granville has been known to eat its young businesses — as much as it’s “evolve or perish.” When The Republic first opened six years ago on Granville, the Donnelly Group envisioned it as a pub with a late-night party crowd, says Jay Jones, executive bartender with the Donnelly Group. It got a three a.m. liquor licence and when the food component of the business never really took off, it became a full-on night club. But, over the years, as the night club scene on Granville became more and more concentrated on Friday and Saturday nights, it became harder to justify it as a night club only. So, Republic underwent another transformation to get back that seven-days-a-week clientele. Today known as The Queen’s Republic, one of its former dance floors is now a casual seating area with pool tables and pinball machines. It can cater to everyone from the businessperson wanting somewhere to take a client for lunch, a Canucks fan wanting to watch a game with friends to someone who wants to be entertained by their favourite DJ until three in the morning. Across the street at Donnelly Group’s Granville Room, change has been a constant. “It’s living proof that you just have to find the right fit,” says Jones. Jones has been charged with coming up with a distinctive cocktail menu for each Donnelly location. (Don’t expect to be able to get a neon-coloured drink at the Granville Room any more.) “Wherever we offer a venue, we’re trying to be a fit with the neighborhood and understand the demographics,” he says.

“I love that Granville is the centre of where most clubs want to be. It’s the heart of the city,” says Ginger62 co-owner Barry Rabold. Martha Perkins photo

Barry Rabold wants those demographics on Granville to change again. “I love that Granville is the centre of where most clubs want to be,” says the co-owner of Ginger62 and The Morrissey. “It’s the heart of the city.” Several years ago, businesses envisioned turning Granville into one of those European neighbourhoods where people could walk from one place to another without having to worry about dodging traffic. They asked the city to close the street on weekend nights to make it more pedestrian friendly. It turned out to be a classic case of “be careful what you wish for.” The street got the crowds, just not quite the ones they wanted. “The problem is not with the clubs,” says Rabold, who opened Ginger62 12 years ago. “It’s the underaged kids who just want to be where everyone is. Now we would love to see them open up the block [to cars] so there’s not the room to just hang out.” When Rabold says he’d like the street to offer more adult entertainment, he means incentives for people older than 20 to come to Granville. Older clubbers — people in their mid-twenties to forties — don’t like making their way through a maze of drunk young people any more than someone who wants to eat dinner on Granville before listening to the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at the Orpheum. In Europe, closed streets offer great food and a wonderful variety of street performers, such as circus artists, which appeal to a cross section of people. We need more of that on Granville, Rabold says. “Everything is so keen on doing big things but we also need some small places for start-ups,” he adds. Denman’s restaurant scene thrives because its small venues and lower rents make it possible for people to take a risk by opening a new business. “It would make a big difference for older people if there were more restaurants,” Rabold says. It’s imperative, Jones says, for any business on Granville to have a local clientele if it’s to be viable seven days a week, not just on weekends.



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world and being able to play the most beautiful music in the most beautiful places. s it a coincidence that the press release But music is still very much a part of his announcing that Andrew Dawes is life. After moving here from Toronto, he the recipient of a taught at UBC and in 2011, Governor General was appointed director of Lifetime Artistic Achievethe Vancouver Academy of Andrew Dawes’ accolades ment Award quotes Music’s Chamber Music Inand achievements Beethoven? stitute. He’s also very much The emotionally involved with the St. James • Order of Canada (1991) tortured composer wrote Music Academy, which his 9th Symphony after provides free instruments • Canada Council for the Arts he had lost his hearand lessons to about 135 Molson Prize (1976) ing. Dawes, a violinist children in the Downtown • Chalmers National Music Award known for his ability to East Side. (1994) convey the full mag“When the kids perform nificence of Beethoven’s and the audience erupts in • UBC’s Dorothy Somerset Award vision, can no longer for Excellence in Performance and applause, it’s pretty amazDevelopment (2002) play violin because his ing,” he says of what it’s fingers have, quite literlike to see young people • 26 years (1965-1991) with Orford ally, seized up. experience the thrill of String Quartet, including more But in talking to performing on stage. At St. than 60 recordings Dawes, who is now 73, James, there’s also a social • Three Junos there’s no sense of regret transformation as children or anguish. His equamake friends through • In 2000, the CBC named Orford nimity clearly transmits music. String Quartet one of the “Ten itself over the telephone When Dawes got the Great Performers of the 20th Century” line. news he was being hon“I had 66 years of my oured by the Governor • Professor at the University of hands doing a great job General awards, he thought Toronto, McGill University and so they don’t owe me perhaps they were thinkUniversity of British Columbia a thing,” he says from ing of someone else. “It’s • Distinguished Visiting Scolar, his Vancouver home a always pretty amazing,” he Catherine Thornhill Steel Chair in few days before his most says of his reaction to being Music (2006) recent accolade was chosen for one of Canada’s announced. It’s not that most coveted accolades. “At he didn’t try everything first you think you’re an and anything after he imposter.” was diagnosed with focal dystonia, more Dawes will receive his award in Ottawa commonly known as writer’s cramp. It’s on June 1. just that after all of those attempts to fix Oh, and the quote from Beethoven? “He the problem failed, he accepted that his who divines the secret of my music is years of playing were over. And oh, what delivered from the misery that haunts the wonderful years they were, traveling the world.”



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stick over a campfire. (It was also easy to imagine ichard Raisler has thrown a challenge on we had caught the fish earlier that day, it was so the table. fresh and moist.) How many meals do you actually My husband and I were sharing a degustation dinremember, he asks. Not just the place, but ner with Raisler — an international food and travel the actual food. Not just who you shared the food writer and soon-to-be online newspaper publisher with, but the food’s flavour. Not just how the meal — and Rasoul Salehi, the Vancouver-based general made you feel, but the ingredients that went into manager of Enotecca Wineries making it. and Resorts. Most of us would be hard Salehi and Auer have worked pressed, a week or a month or together when Auer was at Cibo a year after one of our favourite By Martha Perkins and together they have come up restaurant meals, to be able to with Le Gavroche’s house blends of describe the flavours. red and white from Enotecca’s Le Vieux Pin winery. That’s why, Raisler says, he loves the new Le “He’s not saying goodbye to traditions but he’s Gavroche. “The physicality of the service will not dogmatically following them either,” Salehi says remind you of the food,” he says during a dinner of Auer’s approach to blending the house wine. at Vancouver’s longest-standing French restaurant. The same can be said of chef and co-owner Rob“Le Gavroche infuses food memory.” ert Guest’s menu. He’s taken the French traditions He’s right. I can absolutely recall the gently Le Gavroche was known for during its 35-year smokey flavour of the salmon that had been reign at the foot of Alberni but modernized them delivered to our table in a large, enclosed glass and given them a decidedly West Coast twist. The jar. At the bottom was wild sea grass pickled in menu’s theme is gardens — they have their own champagne vinegar, sea salt and citrus. A wild Pagarden on the roof of the heritage building — and cific salmon filet, marinated with pickled mustard oceans. As Salehi says about the mixed beet salad, seeds and dill, and pierced by skewer that rested “It’s spring on a plate.” diagonally within the jar’s confines (pictured, Auer and Guest spent weeks coming up with below), was awash in a swirl of alderwood and sea innovative ways to prepare and serve many of kelp smoke. A few minutes later, the restaurant’s the dishes. The medley of sea urchin and scallops co-owner, David Auer, opened the jar, spooned the is cooked quickly but gently in a coffee siphon sea grass on a plate filled with fish broth. For a palate-cleansing trou and gently placed the normand, they put a teaspoon of fresh herbs into a de-skewered salmon metal bowl and pour in a dash of liquid nitrogen. on top, With a temperature of roughly -196° liquid nitroTasting the result gen instantly freezes the herbs, which you smash was like being transwith a small ladle. Auer then pours in a little more ported to a pebbly liquid nitrogen and then puts in a spoonful of kelp beach somewhere mousse which hardens instantly in the cold bath. along the Pacific A similar trick is used to make a frozen White Ruscoastline, sitting on a sian dessert. tree stump that had Le Gavroche’s motto is “We believe in our local, been washed ashore organic farmers and bringing their joy to your and eating a piece of plate.” They’re obviously having a lot of fun while salmon that had been they do it. cooked on a salvaged

David Auer, right, coowner and manager of Le Gavroche, enlisted the help of his friend Rasoul Salehi, left, of Enotecca Wineries and Resorts to come up with house wines. Using wines from Le Vieux Pin, the Le Gavroche Rouge is a blend of merlot and Syrah grapes grown in the South Okanagan and aged 14 months in French oak barrels. Le Gavroche Blanc is a sauvignon blanc grown in the Golden Mile and aged six months in stainless steel and French oak. Gail Nugent photo 1616 Alberni 604-685-3924


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efore I get to a wine you should be drinking this week, you may want to brush up on your wine knowledge a little. I have just the thing for you. The fun folks at Railtown’s Vancouver Urban Winery are diversifying yet again, this time launching “Sunday School — A series of irreverent wine seminars.” It is hosted by the Winery’s resident sommelier David Stansfield and Lisa Cook, the cellar manager at Joey Wine Bar who I wrote about a few weeks back. You’ll have to jump on it; things get going this Sunday, April 14, and then continue every second Sunday for four weeks in total. The crew over there are way too fun and energetic for you to be concerned about the events being stuffy or boring, I promise. “I get a lot of panicked calls and texts from friends looking for urgent wine advice, from matching wines with food, finding cheap wines that don’t seem cheap, to picking the ideal wine for meeting the in-laws,” says Cook. “While I’m always happy to help, it seemed like there had to be a better way to address these all too common wine crises. That was the inspiration for these seminars.” Each seminar features multiple flights of wines corresponding to a set theme. Doors will open at 6pm, when guests will be given a tour of the winery, leading into the 7pm seminar that runs for a couple hours. The seminars are $35 apiece, but you can purchase the initial set of four for $120. Here’s how the calendar lines up:

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Anthony Sedlak memorial In 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 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 says. Today that remembrance has taken shape in the Anthony Sedlak Memorial Career Training Scholarship. It’s a $1,200 cash award to be doled out for the first time in June to a deserving North Vancouver high school grad. 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. Donations for the scholarship can be made through the North Vancouver High School Education Foundation. — Todd Coyne


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Starring: Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez Directed by Fede Alvarez Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead horror legacy is alive and well thanks to an updated remake, which ditches the camp but goes for the jugular in the gore department — severed limbs and all. First-time feature filmmaker Fede Alvarez steps behind the camera for this exercise in gruesome storytelling which, although lacking in originality, packs a visceral punch. The narrative formula, aside from minor tinkering, remains the same — five friends visit a remote cabin in the woods and unwittingly summon a demonic force that threatens to send them all to hell.  Although the 1981 version put Bruce Camp-

bell on the cult hero map thanks to his snappy one-liners, this reboot features a breakout performance from Jane Levy, star of TV’s Suburgatory, who commits herself amazingly to a gripping and sometimes disturbing character. Although Evil Dead is bereft of the schlocky humour that made the original series such a hit, numerous nods to its predecessors are peppered throughout which are sure to keep diehard fans delighted.  The remake succeeds mainly thanks to the use of practical special effects instead of CGI; the Thor Diakow results are truly effective and make for some shocking thrills.  Evil Dead can be seen on the surface as a lackluster rehash of a horror classic but closer inspection uncovers a gritty homage that pays respects to its roots while providing enough thrills to satiate today’s demanding moviegoers.

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Starring James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel, Rosario Dawson Directed by Danny Boyle Danny Boyle has always been an extremely instinctive filmmaker. He’s crafted countless incredibly visceral scenes, be it the adrenaline-fuelled opening of Trainspotting or the harrowing climax of 127 Hours. Time and again, the sense of exhilaration he inspires has successfully papered over his films’ deficiencies. Alas, the director changes tacts with Trance, aiming to create something slightly more cerebral in nature. Regrettably, the material is too lightweight to ever fulfil its mindbending aspirations. The film bursts from the gates with a heist sequence in which hardened criminal Franck (Vincent Cassel)

Fearless filmmaking in ‘sins of the father’ tale Derek Cianfrance’s Blue Valentine was an incredibly intimate affair that traced a relationship from start to finish, capturing moments both beguiling and brutal. While his follow up is equally ambitious, its scale is epic by comparison. Given the considerable challenge that Cianfrance has taken on, it’s only fitting that the film opens with the sound of someone drawing deep breaths, bracing himself for a death-defying stunt. Unfolding over two decades, the film consists of three movements. The first concerns Luke (Ryan Gosling), a sideshow motorcycle rider who embarks on a crime spree to provide for his newborn son. The middle chapter focuses on Avery (Bradley Cooper), an ambitious cop and young father who must confront both Luke and corrupt police

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Re: Granville, the new East Hastings, Rants, March 28. Not sure how long you’ve lived in Vancouver (apparently not very long), but the Granville track from Georgia to Smithe has been trash since I was a kid. Also, it’s trash from Pender to Drake so get your facts right if you’re going to bitch about the best city in the world. If you don’t like it go back East and freeze to death in the dark. Jenny

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In response to Anonymous’ rant against the blinking lights on bikes, I initially liked the rant as it showed that people who aren’t cycling don’t like them either. People who cycle don’t want to have those blinky lights; it’s what we’re told to have. Don’t blame us. We would prefer to have steady lights. (In north Europe blinking bike lights are not

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So, in the interest of public safety (and an effort to cut down on road rage) I’m giving a primer on how to handle a roundabout when driving. These steps are very complicated, so you might want to cut this out and tape it to your dashboard. Yield to a vehicle already in the roundabout to your immediate left, then proceed, entering to the right and travelling counterclockwise until you reach your exit. I can see how this could cause people to come to a dead stop, and become extremely confused, when approaching a roundabout and hope that this message on my part can help the seemingly hundreds of West End drivers who are afflicted daily. Canadian Guy

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officers. Leaping ahead 15 years, the final portion finds Luke and Avery’s teenage sons (Dane DeHaan and Emory Cohen) crossing paths. From the masterful five-minute tracking shot that ushers it in through to the chaotic chase that closes it, Luke’s story is the film’s most assured and self-contained. While Cooper delivers a deceptively complex performance, his chapter can’t shake the sense that it primarily serves to plant narrative and thematic seeds that won’t reach fruition until the film’s subsequent phase. This closing “sins of the father” passage effectively imparts the tragic tale of two boys who aren’t haunted by their experiences so much as what’s been absent from their lives. Boasting enough technical brilliance and deeply affecting drama to steer it through its frustrating patches, Pines confirms just how rewarding it can be to watch a fearless filmmaker operate without a safety net. — Curtis Woloschuk



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forcefully liberates a satchel supposedly containing a £27-million Goya from art auctioneer Simon (James McAvoy). Finding only an empty frame inside the case, Franck demands answers from Simon, who was actually serving as his accomplice. Unfortunately, a head injury has apparently robbed Simon of some vital memories. Cue the recruitment of hypnotherapist Elizabeth (Rosario Dawson) in hopes of turning up the painting’s location. “Amnesia is bollocks,” grumbles one of Franck’s henchman early on. Trance leaves us inclined to agree. The inherent ridiculousness of the premise permeates every plot convolution that it spawns. Instead of his usual popcorn spectacle, Boyle has cobbled together a tedious exercise in pop psychology. — Curtis Woloschuk

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“Once Mary Zilba [of Real Housewives of Vancouver] told me what she was looking for, I already had him in mind when I was taking the elevator down from her apartment,” says Jane Carstens, professional matchmaker. She’s been featured on the two most recent episodes.

American designer-discount chain Marshalls held the grand opening of its first BC store April 4. Famous for its shoe selection (more than 8,000 pairs of brand-name shoes at reduced prices), the location — walking distance from the Marine Drive skytrain station at Ontario — is sure to be hotly trotted. Marshalls photo

Mary Zilba meets a matchmaker for hire By Gen Handley


o, tell me what you’re looking for in a girl,” says Jane Carstens, her eyes lighting up with a genuine eagerness that puts me at ease. “Once you tell me what you’re looking for in a partner, that’s when all of the magic starts.” The magic is starting on a comfy couch in the office of Matchmaker for Hire, Carstens’ business and passion that finds love for hundreds of single men and women in Vancouver, Victoria and Calgary. She started Matchmaker for Hire in 2009, but has played cupid for 13 years. “I’ve always had a knack for understanding people,” Carstens says. Before matchmaking, she did recruitment work for companies like IBM and PricewaterhouseCoopers. “I love it and every day is a different day. There’s nothing better than getting that call about how great of a date it was or they’re getting married or a baby’s being born — it gives me goosebumps when I hear about that.” Recently, she was told how well a date went by Vancouver Real Housewife Mary Zilba, who Carstens hooked up with fellow reality TV personality and philanthropist Brett Wilson of the Dragon’s Den. “Once Mary told me what she was looking for, I already had him in mind when I was taking the elevator down from her apartment,” she says, shrugging her shoulders. “We set them up on a lunch date and it was an instant hit.” But whether it’s high-profile or low-profile, Carstens can find a match for anyone — more than 80 per cent of Matchmaker for Hire’s dates lead to a second meeting. Clients include men and women in their 30s and their 70s, from all types of backgrounds. Equally as flexible, her services range depending on the client’s needs and expectations. She will even create customized ads to scout out the right person for you. “Young professionals are starting to see the value in this type of dating, of getting specific — quit wasting time,” she says. “If you just cut to the chase and put some effort into it, it dramatically increases the odds of finding the right fit.” The process begins with an interview, and from there, Carstens and her team of love liaisons start looking through the database for matches. After that, they talk to both parties and arrange a time and place for the first meeting. If their arrows miss the mark on the first date, the team gathers feedback and returns to the drawing board. My interview today is much more like a guided conversation, opening it up to answers about my-

self that I wasn’t even aware of. You can almost see Carstens calculating the type of person I’m most compatible with. “I guess I’m a real estate agent for singles. When you want to buy a house, you don’t want to see every house for sale — you want your agent to take you to the ones that are a fit,” she says clapping her hands for added emphasis. The team will also provide valuable coaching if the client needs it. Some of our clients were married for 30 years and haven’t dated for 25 years — they don’t even know what to wear.” So what does she tell people who are tired of the dating scene. “Never stop trying — just try something different. Go to a different coffee shop, try to step outside of the box of your routine, network outside your normal group of people.”

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Vancouver artist Martha Sturdy has a new website (, which beautifully presents her collection of vessels, vases, furniture, lighting and sculpture. Working primarily in resin, steel and brass, she has designed for Louis Vuitton, Saks, Bergdorf Goodman, Four Seasons and Fairmont to name a handful. Internationally renown for her sophisticated yet minimal style, she is carried locally at Provide (529 Beatty).

You’re invited to a Pet Party on Saturday, April 13 from 12-3pm at West Elm Market (2915 Granville). Check out their new pet product line while your pet stars in a special photo session (some of which will be featured on the West Elm blog). A portion of the day’s proceeds will benefit The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. RSVP at Got Shop Talk? Email



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L'Ancetre Organic Cheese

Salt Spring Organic, Fair Trade Coffee assorted varieties

assorted varieties

from 10.99




325g product of Canada

400g • product of Canada

Produce Department

4.99lb/ 11.00kg

Grass Fed Lean Ground Beef Uncle Luke's Organic Maple Syrup assorted varieties

value pack

assorted varieties

4.99lb/ 11.00kg



125-213g product of USA/Canada

assorted varieties


from 2/5.00


227g product of USA


680g • product of USA

Uncle Lee’s Legends of China Green Tea

Larabar Energy Bars Gluten-Free

2 varieties

assorted varieties



100 bags product of USA


946ml +deposit +eco fee product of USA



product of Canada


reg price 3.99

Dairyland Cottage Cheese

assorted varieties

assorted varieties



300-473ml +deposit +eco fee • product of Thailand

regular retail price 530g Blueberry Rhubarb Pies

Miracle Noodle Gluten Free Pasta assorted varieties



56g • product of USA

5.39 9” 10.39 6”

Rice Bakery

assorted varieties

bags or bins

20% off regular retail price

Health Care Department

1.00 off

500g product of Canada

Dagoba Organic Chocolate Bars

Emmer Organic Pearl's Pasta


JĀSÖN® all natural toothpastes deliver long lasting fresh breath and keep your smile healthy-looking, bright and beautiful.

Alba Body Wash


Avalon Shampoo & Conditioner


2.00 off

WOW! PRICING regular retail



with Dr. Arjuna Veeravagu, ND Sage Clinic.



Look for our


with Dr. Jonathan Berghamer of VIH.

Cost $5. Register on line or call 604-736-0009.


Gentle shampoos and moisturizing conditioners that will cleanse without stripping and hydrate without adding excess weight.

Seminars & Events at Choices at the Crest, 8683 10th Ave., Burnaby. Thursday, April 18, 7:00-8:30pm.

The Power of Vitamin D


Escape with a little tropical TLC. These luxurious spa treatments feature tropical nut oils and fruit extracts to nourish and intensely pamper.

Hazelnut Sorghum Brownies or Lemon Squares with Rice Flour Crust

198-227g • product of USA

Seminars & Events at Choices Floral Shop & Annex 2615 W. 16th Ave., Vancouver. Thursday, April 18, 7:00-8:30pm.


Flax or Hearty Scandinavian Bread

284g product of Canada

1.98lb/ 4.37kg

Bulk Department

Bakery Department


Blue Monkey Coconut Water


product of Canada


assorted varieties

2.95L product of Belgium



assorted varieties

Sol Cuisine Frozen Organic Veggie Burgers

Ecover Liquid Laundry Detergent

2012, 2013 Awards. Your loyalty has helped Choices achieve these awards. Thank you!


B.C. Grown

Jason Oral Care

assorted varieties


product of USA

first of the season

reg price 5.99

Life Choices Organic Macaroni & Cheese

assorted varieties


3lb bag product of Canada

Red Hot House Tomatoes on the Vine

Brie Chevalier Double Cream Cheese

45-51g • product of USA

R.W. Knudsen Just Juices



Choices’ Own Tofu and Shitake Pot Pies

assorted varieties



California Grown

Deli Department

Flamous Falafel Organic Chips

Nancy’s Cultured Dairy or Organic Soy Yogurt

B.C. Grown

Organic Fancy Lemons

Gold Seal Sockeye Salmon

500ml product of Canada

Organic Ambrosia Apples from Cawston


Cost $5. Register online or call 604-522-0936.

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Rice Bakery

South Surrey

2627 W. 16th Ave. Vancouver 604.736.0009

3493 Cambie St. Vancouver 604.875.0099

1888 W. 57th Ave. Vancouver 604.263.4600

1202 Richards St. Vancouver 604.633.2392

2595 W. 16th Ave. Vancouver 604.736.0301

3248 King George Blvd. South Surrey 604.541.3902

Choices at the Crest 8683 10th Ave. Burnaby 604.522.0936


Floral Shop

1937 Harvey Ave. Kelowna 250.862.4864

2615 W. 16th Vancouver 603-736-7522

WE Vancouver, April 11, 2013  
WE Vancouver, April 11, 2013  

April 11, 2013 edition of the WE Vancouver