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ears before he became an active member of the city’s burgeoning local beer scene, Chris Bjerrisgard was an enthusiastic consumer of the product that would eventually become a passion. “The first actual beer I ever had was when I was a mere couple of years old,” he tells me with a laugh. “My dad and my uncle and their buddy would be playing Atari and when they weren’t looking, I’d sneak up and grab a beer can and start drinking it. My dad would catch me and be like, ‘Oh my god — what are you doing?’” Years later Bjerrisgard would realize how prophetic those covert sips were, finding himself as the cofounder of the popular Portland Craft on Main Street, the marketing manager for Central City Brewing and one of the founding members of Vancouver Craft Beer Week, which will be taking place May 31 to June 8. Since starting in 2010, the festival has grown from about 10 breweries to nearly 70 this June. The nine-day week is structured out of necessity due to all of the enthusiasm they’ve experienced; Bjerrisgard says they need two weekends (as well as the week-


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hat began as a bet has become a passion. Two years ago, Donnelly Group bar and beverage director Trevor Kallies and a co-worker at Granville Room challenged each other to come up with a cocktail made with Guinness. Kallies’s creation: a mixture of Irish whiskey, Scotch whisky, maple syrup, and Guinness, with a crushed walnut rim. And so, with this warming draught, began Donnelly’s (read: Kallies’s) commitment to beer cocktails. Since then, the pub group has had a variety of them run through their establishments, the most popular perhaps being the Orange Hopsicle Cointreau, Peychaud’s Bitters, simple syrup, and a blast of Driftwood Brewing Company’s Fat Tug IPA. It’s mixtures like this that are the reason Vancouver Craft Beer Week has partnered with Donnelly two years in a row to organize and host a beer cocktail competition. Last year, the competition’s first, saw 70 people gather at Clough Club to see The Keefer Bar’s Julia Como take home the title with her clean and engaging Hipster 75: sloe gin, fresh lemon, homemade chocolate pretzel syrup, and Rogue Brewery’s limited release IPA. This year’s edition of VCBW’s Battle of the Bartender Beer Cocktail Competition will be similar to last year’s, only bigger and better. Kallies expects 100 people to pack The Queen’s Republic –— formerly Republic Nightclub — on June 4 to watch 12 of Vancouver’s more capable barkeeps, from such rooms as Tableau, Tap & Barrel, and Portland Craft, do their best to

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days) to squeeze everything in. Thre are events for every taste range ­— from higherend dining experiences like Canadian Comforts on Granville Island (June 2) to more casual beer “tastings” like the River Boat Throwdown! at the Portside Pub (June 6). “There’s enough going on here and enough interest that we’re at the point where we have to turn people away who want to host events,” Bjerrisgard says. “It’s awesome we have such support from the local beer community and the local venue owners to step up and put on really cool events – we need nine days to fit it all in.” The popularity of the beer week is the reaction to a craft beer industry in major period of growth. “We’re in a renaissance right now,” he says. “This is the most exciting time it’s ever been for craft beer in British Columbia. I mean, there have been other historical events before, but we’re in the boom, people are coming out of the woodwork, people are going to the parties – the public is genuinely interested in what we’re doing.”

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tail than this book provides. Each chapter gives ive years ago, readers the lowdown one would be on at least three or four hard pressed breweries, providing to write a summaries of their top 50-page pocket guide brews. dedicated to the BritSome breweries ish Columbia craft such as Central City beer scene, let alone and Driftwood have find one on store four beers listed next shelves. to their summary, Fast-forward to while others such as present day and firstCraig Street Brewpub time book author/ only have two. long-time beer writer Jumping to concluJoe Wiebe strives to sions, one must assume give his readers a crash this is done in order course on the everto keep the weaker evolving BC craft beer brews in the province scene while keeping from being eviscerhis page count near ated by a well-meaning 200 in this impending author, although there release. are hints of venom in a Reading that couple of his reviews. statement, you’d In the long run this be forgiven if you is the sort of book that thought Wiebe spends will be earmarked, too much time waxing flagged, and scribbled poetic about our local on by the ever-growing beer, brewers, and craft beer newbie conbreweries. Upon readtingent. Meanwhile the ing Craft Beer Revolution: Craft Beer Revolution, written by Joe Wiebe, older, grumpier, “this The Insider’s Guide to BC provides readers with a Coles Notes summary of used to be my scene and every craft brewery in BC. (See pg 6 for more) Breweries, you’d realize now it’s ruined” types he is in the process will publicly begrudge of documenting a the inevitable coming modern-day brewing reof age of a scene that was once theirs and theirs naissance that will require yearly updates if current alone — while secretly leafing through the pages trends continue. of Craft Beer Revolution in the comfort of their own Neatly divided by region, Craft Beer Revoluhomes, smiling as they think about just how far tion provides its readers with Coles Notes style sum- this whole craft beer thing has come. maries of every craft brewery in BC, from Princeton Viva la Revolution! to Prince Rupert, Vancouver to Vernon. Those new to our beer scene will appreciate Chris Bjerrisgaard is the marketing director of the short-form history, basic stats, and list of best Vancouver Craft Beer Week. beers, while card-carrying Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) members will feel the need for deeper de-


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ave Kenney and Cail Judy created a writing collective in 2009 with the simple tagline: “Making poetry tough again.” In other words, the duo behind Wolf Mountain Writing Collective is taking the pomposity out of literary events and creating a renaissance of social and interactive thinking. The collective is a myriad of both professional and amateur opportunities. It is a publishing press, a performance space, and an interpersonal social haven where writers can get together to share their craft. “We want literary events to be popular and accessible like a music show,” says Kenney. “We are not trying to intellectualize literature or poetry,” Judy adds. “We want the common man, or woman, to come in, and even if you haven’t ever read a poem in your life, still feel something.” Kenney and Judy met as UBC education students and the inspiration for starting Wolf Mountain was planted by one of their former writing instructors. “Our instructor said: ‘Writing doesn’t matter unless it’s for an audience.’ And we took that seriously. So instead of taking our work and sharing it in school and with our classmates, we took it to the public,” said Kenney. Last summer, funded by the Neighbourhood Small Grants Project, Wolf Mountain created the “Main Street Trail.” It’s a public art project that evolved into a poetry scavenger hunt stretching along Mount Pleasant. It also holds quarterly shows of curated pieces which can include a variety of literary works from poetry to monologues, to script readings. “Going to a [music] show, you know what to expect. But a lot of people don’t know what to expect at a poetry reading. So we have a challenge to entertain people,” said Kenney. On the last Monday of every month, Wolf Mountain holds a writing club in the back of the The Main (4210 Main) — a space open to the public — for local writers to toss around their work to one another, distribute new ideas, edit, and meet with the writers that are behind the Wolf Mountain shows. “Writing needs to be heard. We live in a culture where are are learning new information all the time and we want to be creating space for work that is going to draw you in and light you on fire,” said Judy. You can find more information about Wolf Mountain at





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anada’s microbrewing movement began in 1982 when John Mitchell and Frank Appleton built a smallscale brewery using old dairy equipment. The original Horseshoe Bay Brewery didn’t last long but, in 1984, three other breweries opened in BC that are still thriving today: Spinnakers Brewpub and Vancouver Island Brewery in Victoria, and Granville Island Brewing in Vancouver. From then on, BC’s craft beer revolution has expanded steadily. Today, you can raise a pint of local craft beer in communities from Tofino to Fernie and many cities in between. Several breweries and brewpubs opened in Vancouver in the 1990s, but nothing new opened here after 1998, until last year when three new craft breweries opened in East Vancouver (see sidebar). Operating in the city was just too expensive, mainly due to the cost of leasing. That factor, combined with a notoriously onerous municipal development process, made prospective brewing entrepreneurs leery. New breweries continued to open elsewhere in BC, just not in its biggest city. And then, starting around five years ago, Vancouverites began to seek out craft beer like never before: thirsty “beer geeks” fill taphouses like the Alibi Room in Gastown and St. Augustine’s on Commercial Drive (90+ taps between them, pouring mainly BC craft beer) on a nightly basis and demand craft beer at restaurants that once only catered to wine lovers. “Beer tickers”, who use apps like Untappd to rate every beer they try, flock to private liquor stores like Legacy and Brewery Creek to find the newest releases, and breweries are working overtime just try-


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ing to keep up with the demand. Vancouver has become the engine that drives BC’s craft beer revolution: several BC breweries have already undergone major expansions to supply the demand here. Surrey’s Central City Brewing is opening a new $20-million brewery this summer, and Steamworks Brewing will open a new production brewery in Burnaby this fall. Nine craft breweries opened in BC in 2011 and 2012, and 11 more are expected to open in the province in 2013 —six in Metro Vancouver alone. There’s never been a better time to drink beer in BC, or, using the poker metaphor, to go “all in.”

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Yes, there are a lot of thirsty customers in Vancouver, but opening a brewery in the city itself is still a risky proposition, both in terms of the costs involved and the prospect of finding a niche (and an empty tap) in the beer-soaked market. Three new breweries within a few blocks of each other in the Main Street/Brewery Creek area of Mount Pleasant are betting that it’s time to take a gamble. “I am more than ‘all in’ financially,” Josh Michnik told me in early May. “My wife hates me right now because I’m never home. I’m here from before she gets up and until after she goes to sleep.” “Here” is 33 Acres Brewing (15 W. 8th, adjacent to the Anza Club), which will open in June. Michnik hopes to be popular among local residents and office workers — HootSuite just moved in two blocks away — who will be able to stop by the brewery after work to fill their growlers or pick up a bottle or two.

Nigel Springthorpe and Conrad Gmoser are ‘all in’ on their new venture, Brassneck Brewing on Main Street. The brewery will join neighbours 33 Acres and Main Street Brewing in opening this year in the Brewery Creek area. Rob Newell photos Michnik believes there is lots of room in Vancouver for new breweries. “It’s the more the merrier with craft beer. I think it’s just going to help educate people. The more we’re in their face, the more likely they’re going to try this, and the more they try us, the more their palate will develop, and the more their palate develops, the more they’ll search for better beers.” That philosophy is also the driving force behind the Brassneck Brewery (2148 Main), which has many of the city’s beer geeks perched on the edge of their bar stools in anticipation of its opening, which should

happen around Canada Day. That’s because Conrad Gmoser, who has long been considered one of the city’s best brewers, left Steamworks after 17 years to join with Nigel Springthorpe, co-owner and manager of the Alibi Room, which has grown into BC’s craft beer headquarters since he took it over in 2006. The heavily bearded duo — both stopped shaving long ago when they decided to open a brewery together — aims to create something truly unique in the craft beer market: a growler-only storefront brewery that will rely almost entirely upon pedes-

Josh Michnik, owner of 33 Acres Brewing on W. 8th.

Nigel Pike and Cameron Forsyth of Main Street Brewing in their brewery’s future home on E. 7th. trian traffic along trendy and popular Main Street. They want it to be an inviting place where customers will sample a beer or two, chat about them with the staff or each other, and then buy a growler to take home. “It comes from having the Alibi Room,” Springthorpe explained earlier this month, “and enjoying the culture around the beer and people coming in to chit chat about it.” Brassneck will offer several rotating beer styles (“Conrad unleashed” is Springthorpe’s description) for tastings and growler fills in multiple sizes: the standard 1.89-litre jug as well as one-litre and half-litre versions. The building design features a stylish tasting room with peekaboo views of the brewhouse so that customers can see what Gmoser is up to while they sample the beer. “There’s a lot of thought,” Springthorpe said of the design. “There’s thought going into the thought of not making it look too thoughtful.” But as excited as the Brassneck owners are about opening, they are also exhausted and frustrated by the process. They first decided to open a brewery together more than two years ago, and endured numerous exasperat-

ing attempts to obtain a building suitable to their needs. Even when they did find the right place, the process of redeveloping the building into a brewery took far longer than they expected. When I first visited the brewery last July, they were aiming to open by February. And now? “We gotta be open by July 1,” Springthorpe said, exasperated. “That’ll be a year since we signed the lease. You know, it’s 6000 square feet on Main Street. Money is going down the toilet every day.” Talk about going “all in.” One block away in the historic Brewery Garage, a building that was once part of the original Vancouver Brewery a century ago, will be Main Street Brewing. The owners are a team of Main Street restaurateurs who also own the popular Main Street Pilsner brand, which has been brewed for them by Surrey’s Russell Brewing until now. Co-owner Cameron Forsyth, who also owns and manages Portland Craft, told me last week they hope to have beer flowing by August, but with the inevitable delays, plus the fact that City Hall virtually shuts down in August, it is more likely they will open in

the fall. Forsyth has been meeting regularly with Springthorpe and Michnik, comparing notes and sharing lessons learned — helping each other, in other words, rather than just racing to get ahead. Maybe it’s a better bet to go “all in” together? “I really think it’s going to make for a very cool spot in Vancouver that will be great for the neighbourhood, great for the city, great for tourism. People will come to the neighbourhood, and they might be Brassneck fans or 33 Acres fans, but they’ll come and try Main Street because it’s close by.” “We’re all pretty excited to get our doors open,” Forsyth said. No doubt—and so are many eager Vancouverites who can’t wait to quench their thirst with more local craft beer.

About Joe Wiebe: Joe Wiebe is the Thirsty Writer. His new book, Craft Beer Revolution: The Insider’s Guide to BC Breweries (see review page 3), will be published this month by Douglas & McIntyre. The launch is at Yaletown Brewing June 3. Info at

Vancouver’s Craft Breweries: • Granville Island Brewing (1984) • Storm Brewing (1994) • Yaletown Brewing (1994) • Steamworks Brewpub (1995) • Dockside Brewing (1997) • R&B Brewing (1997) • Coal Harbour Brewing (2012) • Parallel 49 Brewing (2012) • Powell Street Craft Brewery (2012)

Coming Soon to Metro Vancouver: • Four Winds Brewing (Delta — June) • 33 Acres Brewing (June) • Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers (North Vancouver — June) • Brassneck Brewery (July) • Main Street Brewing (Fall) • Bomber Brewing (Fall/Winter)

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Sasquatch survival guide The American music festival (May 24-27) has been a destination for Vancouver music lovers for the past 10 years. We talked to locals who are making the 457 km trek.

Christine McAvoy, 28 Freelance Photographer Indie Music Editor at VancouverIsAwesome. com Sasquatch years: Four (nonconsecutive). Why do you like to go? It’s the perfect way to start the summer festival season off. If you’re lucky it’s usually warm and sunny at The Gorge and you get that feeling...a taste of what’s to come. Essentials to pack? Earplugs! Camera, refillable water bottle, a hat and sun screen, are all obvious choices. I also recommend a really warm sweater for at night, it’s crazy how much the temperature drops when the sun goes down, you need layers!  Favourite memory? The very first year I went was the year of the big hail storm. We were sitting on the hill in the sunshine and I looked to my right towards the campground and this giant black cloud of doom was forming. It got closer and you could SEE it raining sideways on the tents, moving closer and closer to the hill. We got SOAKED. People were running around naked, Neko Case had to stop her set, and it hurt! After they let us all go get dry clothes, I remember watching Matisyahu and this giant rainbow appeared. He stopped the song to tell the Bible story about the meaning of the rainbow. Who are you most excited to see in this year’s lineup? I’m all about the Yeti stage. I love seeing the CanCon bands, supporting them on the smaller stages or early in the day (Bear Mountain, Shad, Wake Owl), and I’m a sucker for the comedy tent. I’ve seen some of my favourite comedians there over the years. I still can’t believe Nick Offerman is going to be there.  What song can you not wait to dance to? I’m definitely not the wild/ crazy/typical festival goer, especially since I’m in the photo pits half the time, but HANDS DOWN Bear Mountain will be a huge dance party. Mark my words – 1pm Bigfoot Stage on Saturday. DO NOT MISS IT.

How do you survive 4 days camping? I wish I could call what happens at Sasquatch ‘camping’, yes you’re in a tent, but it doesn’t have the traditional camping feel. My best idea ever was buying cheap champagne somewhere along the way and making Mimosas in the morning. So many people start drinking early...class it up a bit and get some vitamin C in you at the same time! Oh, and premier camping all the way. That shuttle at the end of the day is your best friend. To someone who has never been, describe the Gorge: Breathtaking insanity. The Gorge is probably one of the most epic and beautiful venues I’ve ever been to, the view alone is worth the trip, and you juxtapose that with people in crazy outfits, partying their butts off for four days. What are some other music festivals you love? I’m a festival junkie. I’m heading to NXNE in Toronto in June, then it’s Tall Tree, Keloha, Khatsahlano, Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Squamish Valley Music Festival, and Rifflandia. It’s a nice balance of home-and-away, and you get into what is known as ‘festival mode’...little sleep, lots of BBQ food items and being dirty all the time. This year’s line up is fantastic, but who would be your dream headliners for next year? Sasquatch is usually good with including some bucket-list bands for me (like Tenacious D last year)...if they keep up with the Canadian music and Vancouver bands I will be very happy. That said, David Bowie. Mind would be blown. Favourite thing about the 5-hour drive? Trader Joe’s for good-for-you foods and Costco for bulk junk-food items and 24 packs of beer for $24. That and those fake wild horses on the hilltop...I think they got me 3/4 years, thinking they were real. Now I just look for them and know that we’re close to the festival.

Essentials to pack? Peanut butter, sun block, back-up sunglasses (you will lose at least one pair). What are some items you’ve brought before that you now know to leave at home? My dignity. Sasquatch highlight? Watching Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears perform on the Yeti stage. It was one of those unexpected festival surprises, and halfway through their set, a giant toilet paper fight erupted in the crowd. Who are you most excited to see in this year’s lineup? The xx at the Gorge will be something special. What song can you not wait to dance to? I don’t know if it will make me dance, but I’m really curious about the 3D set by Primus. How do you survive 4 days camping? Eat bananas, drink Gatorade, and use wet naps liberally. Describe the Gorge: The closest you can get to a perfect music venue. What are some other music festivals you love? I tend to stay close to home. I try to support local festivals when I can, including the Vancouver Folk Music Festival and Squamish Valley Music Festival.

The Gorge Amphitheatre mainstage has hosted such legendary acts as David Bowie and Massive Attack, and boasts spectacular views of Washington State’s Columbia River Valley. It is the scene of the Sasquatch Music Festival each May. Christopher Nelson photo What songs can you not wait to dance to? Mumford’s whole set. I saw them at Splendour in the Grass back in Australia and their energy is feverishly infectious. How do you survive four days camping? With a loose grasp on your dignity. What are some other music festivals that you love to go to? Haven’t been to any other festivals here in Canada but my favourites from back home are Splendour in the Grass, Byron Bay Blues & Roots Festival and Big Day Out is fun for a frolic. Dream headliners for next year? Where to start! I would love to see the local talent of Feist, Arcade Fire and Broken Social Scene again. Grizzly Bear, Battles, Bon Ivor, Dr. Dog and on...

Dream headliners for next year? Neil Young, Radiohead, Ray Lamontagne. Favourite thing about the 5-hour drive? Driving through Leavenworth, a bizarre little Bavarian mountain town in the middle of nowhere.

Sibel Unlucay Teacher Sasquatch years: This year makes one. Why are you going? A few of my favourite things and people make it hard to say no. Essentials to pack? Something noticeable so friends can spot you in a crowd.

Dave Childs, 29 Australian sign language interpreter Sasquatch years: This is my first!

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Why are you going? Lured by an endlessly epic lineup.

Sasquatch years? Three.

Who are you most excited to see in this year’s lineup? Mumford and Sons, Father John Misty and Aussie rocketeers Tame Impala.

Why do you like to go? The Sasquatch trifecta: great music, great people,

great scenery.

Who are you most excited to see in this year’s lineup? I’m most excited to see myself at the front of the shower and bathroom lines. What song can you not wait to dance to? Anything by Empire of the Sun. How do you survive 4 days camping? Eat peanut butter sandwiches and avoid mirrors. What are some other music festivals you love?

Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park. Two words: rainbow trees. Dream headliners for next year: Big Boi, Daft Punk, and The Strokes for good measure. If I’m really dreaming, Bob Dylan.

Favourite thing about the 5-hour drive? Eating snacks, listening to the bands you are about to see, and talking about previous years and favorite memories.

sort of body of water to bathe in wherever I go. Other music festivals you love? Glastonbury Dream headliners for next year: Nicolas Jaar, Animal Collective and David Bowie.

Favourite thing about the 5-hour drive? Interstate people watching accompanied by a Sasquatch mix tape.

James Jupp, 28 Photographer Sasquatch years: First time.

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Why are you going? This year’s line up really caught my attention and I have wanted to go for many years.

Sasquatch years: This will be my 4th glorious year

Essentials to pack? Film+camera.

Why do you go? Why wouldn’t I go? Amazing music, camping, and the most beautiful scenery you could ask for. Oh, and American beer of course.

What are some items you now know to leave at home? At previous festivals I’ve brought way too many clothes. Less is more.

Essentials to pack? Disco ball, rain boots, backpack, flashlight. Favourite memory? MGMT in light rain during sunset, Foster The People and Band of Horses. Who are you most excited to see in this year’s lineup? Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs & The Presets What song can you not wait to dance to? Garden, Household Goods (TEED) & My People (The Presets) How do you survive 4 days camping? Being surrounded by positive, good people, always eating a healthy breakfast (Caesars and Mimosas) engaging in physical activity (ladder ball, dancing around) and most important, always having the best time ever! What are some other music festivals you love? Coachella & Burning Man. Dream headliners for next year: Daft Punk

Who are you most excited to see in this year’s lineup? Tame Impala has my vote. What song can you not wait to dance to? Helicopter by Bloc Party How do you survive 4 days camping? Water, trail mix, apples, and mini donuts – when it comes to eating. I tend to always find some

Shereen Jamil, 21 Freelance Journalist, model Sasquatch years: First time! Who are you most excited to see in this year’s lineup? I’m really excited to see The xx, Arctic Monkeys and Sigur Ros. What songs can you not wait to dance to? The Lumineers – Ho Hey. How do you survive 4 days camping? Dry shampoo, fresh fruit, mini BBQ and good company . Other music festivals you love? Lollapalooza! Dream headliners for next year: Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Favourite thing about the 5-hour drive? Music, sun shining and my man.

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Digging deeper — in life and on screen By Martha Perkins

roll. He’s being paid to deliver an exciting, compelling character and t’s all in the eyes. his own mood at that particular In the CTV series The Listentime is secondary. er, Craig Olejnik plays Toby, The more comfortable he’s a paramedic with telepathic become playing the lead, the more abilities. comfortable he’s become in his Seconded to the Integrated own skin. Investigated Bureau to help solve, Just as this role has taught him or prevent, crimes, his ability to how to dig deeper into his own listen to other people’s minds is at creativity, Raw Canvas in Yaletimes a dangerous asset. town is a place that encourages But, as an actor, it’s Olejnik’s people to explore their own cremesmerizingly grey-blue eyes that ative urgings while enjoying wine seem to see and tapas with through the friends. wall that most Olejnik bepeople erect came a partner to hide what in the “coolest they’re really room in North thinking. America” after “Toby’s just he returned to an average guy Vancouver for except he can the Olympics. read minds,” The idea is Olejnik says, to give people pulling his coat the tools and a little tighter inspiration on a grey Vanthey need to couver mornopen up the ing. more creative “He’s trying sides of their to come to nature. terms with the Instead of meaning of Craig Olejnik and Lauren Lee Smith of having it in life; he just has The Listener. Martha Perkins photo a neighboura little more hood where information.” artists already tend to gravitate, Being the lead on a television Raw Canvas enjoys being an antiseries has been a revealing experiYaletown establishment right in ence for Olejnik, who was born in the heart Yaletown. Halifax but has lived off and on in When he’s not filming The Vancouver. Listener, Olejnik is honing his “I’m dealing with my weaknesstalents as a producer with Finding es and strengths every day. You Ricky, a documentary with director come face to face with all your Michael Nguyen and Developing shortcomings.” Trail, a movie set in BC’s interior. No matter how he feels when he wakes up — and on this morning, it was a very early wake-up call — Season 4 of The Listener premieres he must be able to turn himself on CTV at 10pm on May 29. on when the cameras are ready to





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Always on the move Vancouver actress Lauren Lee Smith loves her vagabond lifestyle By Martha Perkins


eripatetic. It’s a lovely word that can add a hint of romance to describe how Lauren Lee Smith seems to spend much of her life hopping from location to location. The Vancouver-based actress spent the winter filming CTV’s The Listener in Toronto. But when the Season 4 premiere was set and shot in Vancouver, she got to fly back home for a few days. “It’s pretty ideal,” she says one early spring morning after shooting a scene in Stanley Park with co-star Craig Olejink (who’s a partner in Yaletown’s Raw Canvas.) The previous day was spent chasing Smith’s five-year-old nephew around the Vancouver Art Gallery and catching up with her mother and brother, visiting all their favourite haunts. When there’s enough time, she also makes pitstops at the house she shares with her husband, a director of photography, at Colpitt Lake. (“It’s just so beautiful and isolated there.”) Isn’t it exhausting to spend so much time in so many different places? Doesn’t she wish she could set down more permanent roots? She smiles. “I’m pretty adaptable to a fault,” she says. “I get antsy staying in one place. I always want

to be on the move, which drives my husband crazy.” It’s also the life she grew up with. In her youth, “we were kind of vagabonds. Every year we packed up and moved somewhere.” “Home” — if only for a year — included Costa Rica, France, Korea and all over the US. “We either lived in guarded palatial mansions or one-bedroom hotel rooms. Our childhood was definitely an adventure.” So while she goes through phases where she’d like more stability, “it usually only lasts about six months.” When shooting the CTV series wraps up, she’ll be able to dedicate more time to Cinemanovel, a feature film she’s starring in and producing with Terry Miles, who calls it “a love letter to cinema.” The two worked together on his previous film, The Night for Dying Tigers (which is available only in the US on Netflix), and their new venture once again features Jennifer Beals as well as Ben Cotton, Gabrielle Rose and Catherine Michaud. Smith plays the estranged daughter of a prominent Canadian filmmaker. After he dies, she goes through his films to create a memorial and discovers that self-destructive patterns can also be inherited. Season 4 of The Listener premieres on CTV at 10pm on May 29.

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This summer, 40 corsets from Melanie Talkington’s collection will be displayed in the Louvre’s Musée des Arts Décoratifs as part of a larger exhibition about the mechanics of underwear. Rob Newell photo

The best little corsetière in Vancouver (and Paris) Melanie Talkington sends her corset collection to the Louvre by Sabrina Furminger


ife might have turned out quite differently for Melanie Talkington if she’d listened to her mother and slept through the second feature at the drive-in. “I was always allowed to watch the first movie, but the second movie, I was supposed to sleep in the back seat,” said Talkington. But on one particular visit to the drive-in when she was eight years old, Talkington disobeyed her mother. From her perch in the back of the car, she surreptitiously watched the most mesmerizing movie she’d ever seen: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. “It had all of these women running around a brothel in their lingerie,” she said, laughing. “It was amazing.” After the movie, Talkington wanted to know how Dolly Parton achieved her stunning figure. That’s when her mother let her in on an age-old fashion secret: corsets. Fast-forward a few decades, and Talkington is corset royalty. She’s the cinch-waisted dynamo behind Vancouver’s Lace Embrace Atelier (which she founded in 1997), and the owner of the world’s largest private collection of antique corsets. “I’ve learned so much from corsets,” Talkington said during a recent interview in her East 16th Avenue store. Her passion knows no bounds: Talkington went head-to-head with New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art for a 115-year-old red satin corset, and won. The antique corsets in Talkington’s collection (“I’ve lost count, but I have well over 200”) are not actually worn. Instead, Talkington builds patterns from the corsets, which she then uses to make replicas for custom and off-the-rack sales. “I’m a treasure hunter,” said Talkington. “I have the best of the best.” Now Talkington’s treasures are going on tour. This summer, 40 corsets from Talkington’s collection will be displayed in the Louvre’s Musée des Arts Décoratifs as part of a larger exhibition about the mechanics of underwear. According to Talkington, Europeans have eagerly collected 18th century fashions but neglected pieces from the 19th and 20th centuries, considering them too modern to warrant attention or collection; as a result, Talkington (a connoisseur of Edwardian corsets) has been able to fill in the museum’s gaps. “The earliest one that they borrowed was from 1820, and they go up to a 1950s bullet bra,” says

Talkington, who transported the corsets to France in her carry-on. The exhibition kicks off with a gala on July 4 and runs until the end of November. But Talkington — whose custom and off-therack corsets have appeared in films such as Sucker Punch, on television shows like True Blood and Once Upon a Time, on burlesque stars like Dita von Teese, and on countless non-celebrity women and men — wants Vancouverites to be able to access and appreciate her collection, too. Hence this Sunday’s Antique Corset Exhibition and Historic Fashion Show III at Hycroft Mansion. All proceeds from the May 26 event — which features a fantasy fashion show (complete with a dressing sequence), a mini exhibition of some of Talkington’s most prized pieces, a silent auction, a Victorian photo booth, aperatifs, chocolate, and a deejay spinning jazz tunes — will go towards transforming the back of Talkington’s shop into an antique corset museum. Much of the necessary renovations have already occurred, and Talkington hopes to open the museum in early 2014. Talkington urges partygoers to don their favourite corsets, fancy frocks or ball gowns. “The idea behind our events is to give people an excuse to pull out that one thing they never wear,” said Talkington. “It’s nice to express yourself with fashion.”

• A nostalgic experience is taking place at Park Royal every Saturday this May. Teaming up with LEGO certified professional, Robin Sather, Park Royal is building a LEGO garden — one tiny brick at a time. Robin Sather will be constructing giant flowers and insects made out of LEGO (pictured, right), which are the main centrepieces for the garden. But the master LEGO builder extraordinaire can’t do it all on his own, which is why LEGO art from the kids’ area will also be added to the LEGO garden.  So far the turnout has been fantastic. Kids and parents are encouraged to come down to Park Royal and be part of this fun event and help the LEGO garden bloom. Head to centre court in Park Royal South on Sat, May 25 from 10am-4pm. All LEGO art will be on display until the end of May. • Camille Munro of Regina, Saskatchewan was named Miss World Canada 2013. • Pop-up shop alerts: Isabelle Dunlop is launching her Spring/ Summer 2013 collection of stunning summer frocks, flowing dresses and capes June 1, alongside Zofia Astrid’s full catalogue art show — new original works for purchase as well as hand-painted canvas prints. 33 Water at 6pm. • Home furnishings retailer West Elm has partnered with Vancouverbased design blogger Jan Halvarson

of Poppytalk to curate a selection of 18 local artisans for an Etsy Pop-up Shop event at the West Elm stores in Vancouver. The featured artisans will be set up to sell their handcrafted homegoods, jewelry, stationery and more on Sat, May 25 from 1-6pm. Local Etsy Sellers at West Elm (2947 Granville): Cabin + Cub, Lemonni, The Beautiful Project, Track & Field, Marian + Hazel, Think + Ink Studio, Blue Spoons Paper, Landon Dix Design Craft, Pinecone Camp, Down Home Amy, Field Trip, Noble Beeswax Candles, Colleen Baran, Storie Brooke, Banquet Atelier + Workshop. Local Etsy Sellers at West Elm Market (2915 Granville): The Pink Peppercorn, Lulu Island Honey, Feest Home. Go to the West Elm Vancouver Facebook page for more info. •The Richmond Night Market is now open at 8351 River Rd.

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ungry to help the Downtown Eastside? Sometimes the heart of a restaurant goes beyond its food. Ambiance? Good. Service? Attentive. Value? Affordable. Food? Great. Now where is the line about corporate social responsibility? The restaurant world used to be about bringing good food to the table, but tables are turning and social change is important. It is becoming part of the dining experience and sometimes it’s even the priority. Social responsibility in the context of a restaurant is usually about offering ocean-friendly seafood, sustainable meats, and locally grown produce, but what about helping Vancouver’s DTES? It’s a bit of a stretch away from the kitchen and the traditional concerns of a diner, but important nonetheless. With gentrification a prominent issue on the DTES, many new restaurants and retailers are feeling the heat outside the kitchen. However, not every new restaurant is aiming to be restaurant of the year — sometimes they simply want to give back to the area they opened in. When I go out, food takes priority and I want it to be good, but at restaurants like these it is not always just about the food. It might make more sense to donate your time and money directly to the cause, but we all need to eat, and sometimes “helping” can be as easy as dining out. The following restaurants all have positive “hidden” agendas that go beyond their food, and they’re worthy of exposing. 1) Potluck Café A non-profit social enterprise and registered charity providing healthy food and jobs for those living in the Eastside. The community staff face barriers to traditional employment and Potluck Café provides them with the necessary skills to work in and out of the kitchen. It is a public café, professional caterer and part of the Greentable Network which promotes culinary sustainability. | 30 W. Hastings 2) HAVE Culinary Training Society A culinary training school and public café and caterer employing those in need on the Eastside. Led by the guidance of professional chefs, they provide employment opportunities, mentorship and foodservice training. The cafe is open for breakfast and lunch during weekdays and offers Guest Chef Night dinner on one special Thursday every month. Proceeds from the café and all revenues from catering go back towards HAVE’s Culinary Training programs. | 374 Powell 3) East of Main Café It is an all-day restaurant with a professionally designed bar program and menu offering Mediterranean tapas. One hundred per cent of the profits


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Craft beer styles for wine lovers CityCellar By Kurtis Kolt


ime for refreshing ale! While there’s plenty to do during Vancouver Craft Beer Week, running May 31 to June 8, what if you’re a wine fan and a little lost when it comes to an ale that suits you? I did some VERY DIFFICULT RESEARCH this week, saddling up at The Alibi Room in Gastown, Vancouver’s craft beer Mecca, to sleuth out the options. Guiding me was one of my best pals, Alibi Room bartender Alex Wilson. Alex not only has a little International Sommelier Guild certification under his belt, but his craft beer passion has been propelled by working at Main Street’s Brewery Creek Liquor Store and constant trips around the Pacific Northwest. This week, with Alex’s help, I offer the best beer styles for wine lovers. Find many of them in stores like Brewery Creek or West Vancouver’s 16th Street Liquor Store.

Riesling or Alsatian Varieties Alex didn’t hesitate in recommending the wheat beer, or ‘witbier,’ route for those who like that mineral-driven, citrusy character that many Alsatian varieties provide. Vancouver Island’s Driftwood Brewing White Bark Wheat Ale or Oregon’s Logsdon Farmhouse Brewery ‘Kili Wit’ Organic Witbier are indeed brewed with a little citrus peel and often times with coriander or African spices which do well at mimicking Riesling-esque minerality.

Chardonnay Sure, there’s a breadth of styles with Chardonnay, from crisp, steely versions to oaky, tropical fruit-laden lushness. Brighter beers like Surrey’s Red Racer Pilsner err

towards the former style, where fruit-forward types like Powell River’s Townsite Brewing ‘Zunga’ Golden Blonde Ale will speak to those who like a bolder style.

Rosé We got a little more literal here. Dry rosés rule the summer, and as we see many local and global versions appear on shelves, they share seasonal popularity with fresh and lively ales that are brewed with local berries. Both Phillips Brewing Raspberry Wheat Ale and Granville Island Brewing’s False Creek Raspberry Ale are refreshing and dry, perfect for seafood and patios.

Pinot Noir If you like those funkier, earthy Burgundian versions of Pinot Noir, then you can really geek out here. That style typically offers a little truffle or mushroom-y character, something you’ll find in beers that have been brewed with a little ‘brettanomyces.’ When appearing in wine, the genus of yeast can make Pinots a little too funky for some, but it offers a pretty cool dimension to fullerflavoured brews that might offer a little Pinot-esque plum or dark fruit, too. Try Oregon’s Logsdon Farmhouse Brewery’s Seizon Bretta for a good dose of that style, or Belgium’s Orval Abbey for something a little more subtle.

Cabernets, Merlots or Bordeaux Blends Wanting something a little more structured, with a complexity that may include dark fruit, espresso, herbs and spice? Just like big, red wines- you’ll want to go darker here; plus Cascadian hops help provide the structure that a good dose of tannins can lend. Parallel 49 Black Hops Cascadian Dark Larger or Granville Island’s Cloak & Dagger Cascadian Dark Ale will have you heading in the right direction.

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Cooking demos and tastings Choices Floral Shop and Annex (located at 2615 W. 16 Ave) is hosting two upcoming seminars. The first, Girls with Fish: Cooking Demo and Dinner with Chef Karen Barnaby, Mark Anthony Wines and Ocean Wise. Cost is $70 with partial proceeds to Ocean Wise. Prepayment is required.  Register online or in person at the W. 16th location. The event is on Tues, May 28 from 6:30-9:30 pm. The second event is GlutenFree Gets Easier: Cooking Demo and Tastings with Sheila Fetter and Nicole Fetterly, RDs. Cost is $30 and includes copy of the  Gluten-Free Food Guide, 2nd Edition.  Register online or call 604-736-0009.The event is on Thurs, May 30 from 6:308:30pm.

Rare wine experience to be hosted at Vancouver Urban Winery Join House Wine on Mon, June 3 from 7-9pm at Vancouver Urban Winery (55 Dunlevy Ave) for a rare conversation and tasting with globally-respected winemaker and consultant Alberto Antonini. Antonini manages his own winery in Tuscany, and is a partner on numerous projects, having lent his expertise to more than 50 wineries around the world, including Summerland’s progressive Okanagan Crush Pad. This is the first time that Antonini has been available for a public event in Vancouver.  Tickets are available for $79 plus GST via Eventbrite.

Vancouver International Tequila Expo returns for second year The Vancouver International Tequila Expo returns to Vancouver on Fri, May 24 from 6-9 pm at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver, 655 Burrard St. The second annual event is Western Vanada’s largest festival dedicated to tequila, and aims to increase the presence of the spirit in the region. The event is a public grand tasting hall (1,500 tickets available) with an afternoon trade component to ensure maximum exposure to tequila products and a large customer base. There will be more than 60 tequilas available (such as el Jimador, pictured below), poured by more than 23 producers. Tickets are $65.25 and are only available online at

EAT! Vancouver: Gluten-free focus This year’s 11th annual EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival will highlight its numerous glutenfree exhibitors. There will be seminars, classes, and demos based solely on gluten-free living at the event. They will be for anyone

thinking of starting, newly adopted, or an old veteran to the gluten free diet. Everyone can benefit from the classes and stage demonstrations. The EAT! festival runs Fri, May 24 from 2-9 pm; Sat, May 25 from 10am -9pm; Sun, May 26 from 10am-5pm. Adults $16 ($14 online), seniors $14, youth 13-16 $9, free for kids 12 and under. Info and tickets

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Top Chef Canada’s Vancouver connection Monday’s episode of Top Chef Canada featured Indian cuisine, and Vancouver-based award winning chef Vikram Vij as a guest judge for the elimination challenge. The chefs had to create an Indian feast for the judges and guests. To prepare and inspire them for this feast, the chefs were invited to sample the many flavours of Indian cuisine featured in Vij’s at Home, chef Vij’s own line of ready to eat Indian curries. “I’m delighted that Top Chef Canada has chosen to highlight Indian cuisine on the show, and put it up there with Italian or French cooking for these chefs as well as future chefs watching the show,” said Vij.


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A whisky match made in seafood heaven By Martha Perkins


he Orkney Islands are a rather barren and desolate place. The wind from the North Atlantic blows constantly, making it nigh impossible for anything to take root. Here, a “forest” is a collection of six trees and the temperature always hovers between 8 and 15° Celsius. Neither man nor beast finds much comfort here. But it turns out that the capital of the 70-odd islands, Kirkwall, is a pretty fine place to make some of the world’s most expensive, and arguably best, whiskeys. Highland Park’s founder Magnus Eunson started the distillery in 1798 after he got busted for smuggling liquor and decided to

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TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman admitted that physicists can’t really define “energy,” let alone understand it. But you will almost certainly boost your natural grasp of what energy feels like both inside and outside of your body. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Giant Sequoias are the biggest trees on the planet, and yet their seeds are tiny. I suspect there’s currently a resemblance between you and the Giant Sequoia, Gemini. You’re close to acquiring a small kernel that has the potential to grow into a strong and enduring creation. Start nurturing it. CANCER (June 21-July 22): The more willing you are to make fun of your problems, the greater the likelihood is that you will actually solve them. If you’re blithe and breezy and buoyant, you will suffer less. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Would you wear a shirt that was sewn by a ten-year-old Bangladeshi girl who works 12 hours every day? Questions like these will be good for you to ask yourself, Leo. It’s important for you to evaluate the origins of all the things in your life.

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New web series perfectly cooked From Rockin’ RAWcos to RAWsome Zuuk Pasta, Sylvia’s Vegan Kitchen serves up the lighter side of vegan cooking By Kelsey Klassen


ylvia’s Vegan Kitchen is like tossing a handful of funny fruits and veggies into a blender and creating delicious, chaotic comedy juice. The local weekly web show, starring lovable local nutritionist and musician Sylvia Oakley, 30, is an energetic, off-the-cuff five (or so) minutes that teaches you about raw and vegan cooking and introduces you to guest stars that can’t help but keep up. Like any good television host, Oakley responds to her viewers. For example, a request for raw, vegan donut holes in March resulted in the appearance of Rags Narine from Cartem’s Donuterie. For our readers, we simply requested Oakley’s favourite recipe, which she shares below. The show (which premiered in January and is already up to 18 laugh-out-loud episodes) takes place in Oakley’s perfectly retro kitchen, complete with alphabet fridge magnets which sometimes move.

Where are you from? I’ve lived in Vancouver for almost five years now, originally from Burlington, Ontario. How long have you been vegan? I went vegetarian 10 years ago and have been vegan for the last seven. I never felt good after eating meat/dairy growing up and was always kind of grossed out by it. Once I started connecting to my food, I began to realize how great I felt after eating fruits and veggies!  I also became aware of the horrors of factory farming and that made my transition very easy.  Coolest thing about being vegan? Knowing that through my diet and lifestyle choices, I no longer contribute to the suffering and violence towards animals! Also the fact that I don’t have to give up any of my fave foods; nowadays you can veganize anything! A vegan haiku. Go: Get in mah belly. Vegan food tastes so yummy. Powered by tofu. Why make a show about it? People always tell me they’d love to have a healthier, plant based diet, but don’t know where to start. I felt that this would be a good way to show people that being healthy and eating whole foods can be fun and most importantly, easy!   For someone who hasn’t seen it... Every week I feature a different guest on my show, who lends their own flare, talent and personality to whatever we’re making or trying out that day.  Mostly healthy, highly raw vegan recipes but sometimes we

Sylvia Oakley, creator of local web show Sylvia’s Vegan Kitchen, whips up weekly hilarity from the comfort of her own home, and encourages episode guests to let down their guard while getting “veganized.” RDM photography do things like DIY makeup using food or silly spoofs like “Sh*t SVK Says!” Fast paced, energetic and informative with a side of dirty humour.

Funniest viewer feedback? Probably after I posted my raw vegan donut hole episode. People kept referencing balls in their mouth, haha. Wow, I’m 5 years old. 

Favourite episode? Oh man, that’s hard! Every episode has its own flavour! If I had to choose one, I think I’d have to pick the “Banana Choco-chip Cherry Ice Cream” episode. My guest for that episode is my best bud so we got extra silly, and she’s also vegan.

Neatest thing that’s happened because of SVK? Sometimes my guests are people I’ve never even met before. We end up just getting stupid in the kitchen and having the best time. So I guess you could say the neatest thing would be all the rad friends I’m making along the way!

Places to shop for ingredients? Luckily, the summer farmers market is just around the corner, so that’s where I’ll be doing the bulk of my shopping. There are a few locations in Van, including Kits, Trout Lake and Terminal. Otherwise, if you’re looking for cheap, organic produce, there’s Dollar Grocers on the Drive, Eternal Abundance, which is also on the Drive and IGA on Main Street has a decent selection of local and organic produce.

Big plans coming up? My official website will be up this week, which I’m super stoked for. Also I’ll be networking up a storm at this year’s Vida Vegan Conference in Portland.

Favourite vegan restaurant? There are so many amazing vegan restaurants in Vancouver! I’d have to say my personal fave is The Wallflower. It’s in my hood and it has three menus — vegan, omnivore and gluten free, so everyone wins! Plus they make a bad-ass vegan mac and cheesy!  

Activities for healthy living… from your local Kin’s Greenfighter!

SYLVIA’S COLLARD WRAPS RECIPE 2 small avocados 1-2 tbsp dijon mustard 1-2 tsp miso paste 3-4 collard leaves (the smaller the sweeter) Chopped veggies of your choice! (I like to use bell peppers, cucumber, sprouts and tomatoes) Cut the stems of the collard leaves lengthwise so they lay flat and will roll easier. Mash the avo, mustard and miso together and spread on collard leaves. Top with veggies and roll it like a burrito! Makes about 3 -4 wraps!

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A romantic comedy with real heart Philip (Pierce Brosnan) who just happens to be the father of the groom. He also has his own set of issues, closing himself off from social interaction and still harbouring anger at the world for the death of his wife. Set against the gorgeous Naples coastline, all manner of family dramatics and absurd situations ensue, sometimes to a fault as the story veers into many tangents that don’t always pan out.  However, Dyrholm’s compelling and Thor heartfelt performance coupled with Diakow Brosnan’s icy exterior, which slowly begins to melt, keep the film engaging.  The writing, thanks in part to Bier, offers a beautiful blend of passion and verve that doesn’t insult the intelligence of an adult audience.  Love Is All You Need fizzles a bit towards the conclusion but offers up a pleasing tale — it’s romance with a beating heart.

Starring Pierce Brosnan, Trine Dyrholm Directed by Susanne Bier In a cinematic world where romantic comedies are drowned in a sea of paper thin characters and endless clichés, it’s refreshing to see a film that skillfully balances adult relationships in a funny and sometimes dramatically frank manner. Director Susanne Bier, better known for movies steeped in drama (Things We Lost in the Fire, In a Better World), strikes a decidedly different tone in Love Is All You Need and the results are often genuinely humourous and sometimes rather poignant.  Danish hairdresser Ida (Trine Dyrholm) is not only dealing with cancer treatment but a husband’s affair with ‘the girl from accounting.’ She travels to Italy for her daughter’s wedding and meets widower

Star Trek: Revisiting familiar territory STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS

Starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch Directed by J.J. Abrams I’m sorry... Weren’t you saying something about boldly going where no one has gone before? With his 2009 reboot of Star Trek, director J.J. Abrams placated longtime fans by establishing that his voyages of the Starship Enterprise were unfolding in a parallel universe, leaving the original Shatner/Nimoy adventures safely stowed in their own timeline. More importantly, this distinction afforded Abrams carte blanche to explore this rich fictional universe as he saw fit, free of the tyranny of continuity. Disappointingly, he and his troika of screenwriters have squandered this creative freedom, opting instead to run for the safety of the storyline that’s considered to be Star Trek’s zenith. After a swashbuckling opening that finds Abrams once again doing his best Spielberg impersonation,

events are steered into more sombre territory. A mysterious übermensch (Benedict Cumberbatch) wages jihad on Starfleet, racking up casualties before retreating to hostile Klingon territory. Despite having just been disciplined for his recklessness, James Kirk (Chris Pine) is deemed the ideal candidate to bring the madman in dead or alive. Trading heavily in allusions to the war on terror, Into Darkness also devotes much middling dialogue to the ideological differences between Kirk and Spock (Zachary Quinto). Once Cumberbatch’s true identity is finally revealed (to nary a dropped jaw), what follows is the bare minimum of spectacle that Paramount should expect as a return on their $185-million investment. What lingers is the sincere hope that whoever takes the Star Trek helm next proves less beholden to what’s come before and makes good on that pledge to explore strange new worlds rather than simply revisit familiar territory. — Curtis Woloschuk

Uninspired, unimaginative eco-friendly cartoon EPIC

Voiced by Amanda Seyfried, Josh Hutcherson, Colin Farrell, Christoph Waltz Directed by Chris Wedge Given that Epic is graced by gauzy depictions of nature and populated by brave eco warriors, it makes sense that Chris Wedge’s (Ice Age) animated feature is also a proponent of recycling, as proven by its liberal borrowing from Avatar, FernGully, and The Secret World of Arrietty. Wedge can’t fashion these familiar elements into a fully realized world, leaving his environmentally themed kids flick feeling less like an inspired mélange than a scrap heap. In the human world, teenaged M.K. (Amanda Seyfried) moves in with her preoccupied biologist dad

(Jason Sudeikis) after her mother’s death. Meanwhile, in the woods beyond their home, the hummingbird-mounted Leaf Men — led by Ronin (Colin Farrell) and Nod (Josh Hutcherson) – defend the ecosystem against the destructive machinations of Mandrake (Christoph Waltz) and his Boggan hordes. Shoddy writing leaves M.K. languishing on the sidelines for an uneventful opening act, rather than thrusting her into the Leaf Men’s fantastical world. Furthermore, parents will be hard-pressed to discover any great morals amidst the tepid melees and clunky comic relief. Some commendable production design and the odd moment of wonder don’t come close to cashing the cheque that Epic’s immodest title has written. Instead, Wedge’s film pays a heavy price for its lack of imagination. — Curtis Woloschuk

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Excellence is Goh Ballet’s 35-year legacy Iconic Vancouver ballet academy celebrates 35th anniversary with gala and evening of dance June 1 By Sabrina Furminger

But one thing that has not changed in the intervening years is the manner in which the Goh Ballet Academy propels its students to hen Choo Chiat Goh and international success (among the Goh Ballet Lin Yee Goh first immiAcademy’s alumni are soloists with the San grated to Vancouver some Francisco Ballet, the Royal Birmingham Ballet, 36 years ago, few in the city and American Ballet Theatre, as well as Alex knew about their impressive past careers as Wong, a season seven finalist on So You Think principal dancers with the National Ballet You Can Dance). of China. “It’s never been, ‘let’s have equilibrium As new immigrants are often forced to do, and standardize everything,’” said Goh. “It’s they faced the prospect of rebuilding their recognizing that special quality and giving lives from scratch in a strange land. individual attention where needed so that a And rebuild they did, this time focusing student’s innate talent can flourish.” on dance education instead of performance. Integral to building technique and fearlessWithin a year, the Gohs had rented a ness in each student is providing ample oppormodest studio on West 12th Avenue and tunities for them to practice their craft in front were offering ballet classes to a handful of of a live audience. adults and children. That’s why the Goh Ballet Academy is celThirty-five years later, the Goh name is ebrating its 35th anniversary with an evening synonymous with excellence in ballet eduof dance that would be the envy of a profescation, and it’s a legacy that has impacted sional company — and one that includes as three generations of Vancouver dancers, many students as possible. says Chan Hon Goh, the daughter of Choo The gala — which takes place at 7:30pm on Chiat and Lin Yee, and the current director June 1 at the Centre for the Performing Arts — of the Goh Ballet Academy. is entitled Dance My Dreams. “I’ve come across ladies that will be The program features Walpurgisnacht by sitting in the waiting area of the school George Balanchine (“No other ballet company and they’ll stop me as I walk by and say, in Canada has had the right to dance this ‘I watched you dance as a little girl when piece, so we were just so thrilled to have the I was an adult student of your father, and permission and the belief and the trust that now I’m sitting here with my granddaughour students are capable,” said Goh), the world ter in class,’” said Goh in a recent phone premiere of a new work entitled Wonderland interview. by Macedonian choreographer Sasha EvtimoThe Goh Ballet Academy now inhabits va, and the third act of August Bournonville’s an old bank building on Main Street; both Napoli. the academy and the post-secondary youth The Bournonville piece will feature more program are now administered by Chan than sixty dancers on stage between the ages Hon Goh, herself a former principal dancer of 6 and 22, as well as sets and scenery borwith the National Ballet of Canada. rowed from the National Ballet of Canada.



The Goh family on set of their popular holiday production, the Nutcracker. Rob Newell photo For Goh, who programmed Dance My Dreams, the evening is a compelling tribute to her parents and their enduring legacy. “We’ve always been a private school, and we’ve never relied on government for a hand-out,” she said. “We’re very much self-sustaining so they’ve faced the challenge of not going into the red because they believe in the artistry so much.” For tickets or more information, visit

Editor’s Note: The Goh Ballet Academy could be looking for a new stage for its production of the Nutcracker this Christmas. The venue, the Centre for the Performing Arts at 777 Homer, is being sold to the Westside Church. Because of the sale, the ballet’s contract has been cancelled Executive director Chan Hon Goh hopes the new owners agree to continue hosting the performance because of how well the venue is suited for the show.

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(Janitorial / Weekends) Five Star Building Maintenance has an immediate F/T opening for an experienced and enthusiastic Supervisor with superior leadership skills to manage cleaning staff on a day to day basis. Position is for day-time only and includes weekends. You have a sense of urgency and are passionate about your team and client services. Duties include training and scheduling of staff, quality assurance, ordering and handling supplies, communication between staff and management, responding to clients’ requirements. Must have a valid class 5 BC driver’s license and experience with MS Office applications. We Offer Room For Advancement, Attractive Wages & Comprehensive Benefits.

Please email your resume to

COUNTER SALES/ORDER PICKING/WAREHOUSING Gregg Distributors, Langley, is looking for self-motivated, energetic individuals to join our growing teams. Shipping/Receiving, Order Picking, & Counter Sales Opportunities are now available. Successful applicants should have prior experience. COMPETITIVE SALARY & BENEFITS Fax resume to: Gregg Distributors: 604.888.4688 or visit Employment Opportunities at GUARANTEED Job Placement: General Laborers and Tradesmen For Oil & Gas Industry. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message For Information 1-800-972-0209 Required immediately journeyman Truss Designer for busy plant in 100 Mile House. For details phone Richard @ (250)398-0008 or email

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Earn up to $800/wk. CS team has 10 Fulltime openings available now. Must work well with team. Competitors welcome! Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door.

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An Alberta Oilfield Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator, and labourer/rock truck operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction (780)723-5051.

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Summer Camp Positions Royal Soccer Club FT Position BC. THE LEMARE GROUP is accepting resumes for the following positions: • Coastal Certified Hand Fallerscamp positions • Coastal Certified Bull Buckers (Falling) –Includes Vehicle/Accommodations • Grapple Yarder Operator • Boom Boat Operator • Chasers • Hooktenders • Hand Buckers –dryland sort experience an asset • Grader Operator • Heavy Duty Mechanics • Off Highway Truck Drivers Fulltime camp with union rates/benefits.Please send resumes by fax to 250-956-4888 or email to




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BC’s largest High School Cafeteria Company is hiring for team leaders, counter attendants, cashiers and food prep, 4-8 hour shift during the school year. To start training now for positions in September. Fax resume to 604-503-0951.

Food Counter Attendant reqd. Sal: $10.50/hr. F/T, Pmt. No exp. Duties: Take customers’ orders. Prepare, heat & finish simple food items. Serve customers at counters. Package take-out food. General cleaning of restaurant & work area. Lang: English. Contact Surinder from Subway in Vancouver, BC at or fax: 1.855.235.7720



SOFTWARE Developer for Engineering Applications Lucidyne Technologies, an industry leader in Automated Lumber Grading is seeking an experienced & talented person to join our software/engineering development team. We offer rewarding challenges, a stimulating work environment, 401K with employer contributions and the college town amenities of Corvallis, Oregon. Our scanning systems include multiple cameras and sensors, electronics, multiple PCs and network equipment. The mechanical and electrical components of the system are highly integrated into the customer’s production flow and equipment. Software developers must understand the underlying technology and also appreciate the perspective of end users (operators, technicians, etc.), to develop efficient applications. We’re looking for a person that will take pride in their work and will help us make our product the best it can be. Job Description Implement and test machine vision algorithms to classify defects in lumber with our senior image processing staff. Validate code changes using regression testing against an archive of customer data Verify sensor performance using custom calibration software and analysis tools Interact with customers to capture requirements for software upgrades Maintain and update C++ code for image processing improvements and computational geometry extensions Experience Must have 3-5 years experience with C++ and a degree in either engineering or computer science. Good mathematics and troubleshooting skills are required. Vision to see big picture and problem solving ability are also a must. Additional desired experience in: Real time systems, Subversion, Xml, Windows OS, PC troubleshooting, and basic electronics skills. This is a real-time software coding position. Your code will control our customer’s production lines so errors are expensive. Please use your cover letter to describe what modern software engineering principles you have used to help you write bug-free code while holding to ontime delivery schedules. Applicants must be fluent in English and have the energy to produce results under time constraints. Salary commensurate with experience and education. Email cover letter and resume to



AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIANS. Licensed, 4th year & 3rd year Technicians required. Signing/ moving allowance, full company benefits, very aggressive bonus/pay plan. Ford experience preferred, but not required. Denham Ford, Wetaskiwin, Alberta. Email resume: Attention: Dean Brackenbury; HARTLEY’S AUTOBODY in Sechelt, BC has a vacancy for a Journeyman Automotive Painter. Please fax resume with references and contact information to: 604-885-7454.

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.




SYSTEMS Software Developer Lucidyne Technologies, an industry leader in Automated Lumber Grading is seeking an experienced & talented person to join our software/engineering development team as a Systems Software Developer. We are looking for a person to design and program GUI and software components that acquire and visualize electronic, scientific and production data. Must have 3-5 years experience with .Net framework and ADO.Net. Experience with many of the following: NET VB/C#, Subversion, SQL Server, Xml, Windows OS, PC troubleshooting, ADO.NET, user-interface design, MS Report Viewer, networking, basic electronics skills, PLC systems. Good mathematics and troubleshooting skills. Vision to see big picture and problem solving ability a must. Requires degree in engineering or computer science. Our scanning systems include multiple cameras and sensors, electronics, multiple PCs and network equipment. The mechanical and electrical components of the system are highly integrated into the customer’s production flow and equipment. Software developers must understand the underlying technology and also appreciate the perspective of end users (operators, technicians, etc.), to develop supporting applications. We’re looking for a person that will get a kick out of joining our team and help us make our product the best it can be. Applicants must be fluent in English and have the energy to produce results under time constraints. Salary commensurate with experience and education. Email cover letter and resume to


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CHILLIWACK WAREHOUSE 5,400sf. @ $4.50sf. + 3N 5 offices & 2 bathrooms. Two 3 phase & single phase power. 1 bay door 12 x 12. (604)941-2959

SAWMILLS from only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.


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



CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at or call 1 (604)820-2977 GOLDEN DOODLE puppies. Mom is a Golden Retriever (68lbs) & Dad is a Poodle (50lbs). Various shades of gold and blond. Males & females. Ready to go mid June, raised in home with children. Our dogs are part of our family and life, we hope for the same for our pups. Will have 1st shots and deworming. $950 Mission 604-820-4827.


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

10% OFF - Call 604.812.9721 AMG ROOFING & SIDING. Re-roofing, new roof, gutters. WCB

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FROM $140,000 Also; Spectacular 3 Acre Parcel at $390,000 1-250-558-7888 ~ FINANCING AVAILABLE ~

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• DIFFICULTY SELLING ? • Difficulty Making Payments? No Equity? Expired Listing? Penalty? We Take Over Payments! No Fees! / 604-786-4663

0993 Kelly Mercier 2916 E. 54 Avenue, Vancouver, BC 1111 Ed Lum 909 Smithe Street, Vancouver, BC 2010 Ann Macken 453 E. 49th Avenue, Vancouver, BC



2023 Christian Kerry 5885 Francis Street, Burnaby, BC 2028 Ann Macken 453 E. 49th Avenue, Vancouver, BC


2029 Ann Macken 453 E. 49th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

1 bd. $1250 / 2 bd. $1600

Incls. Heat & Hot Water N/S N/P, No BBQ’s. Parking Extra. 1 Year Lease Minimum.

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

DreamTeam Auto Financing “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals



GOLDEN RETRIEVER pups P/B. 1st shots, vet checked, dewormed, 8 weeks old, $800. (604)850-3329 DL# 7557

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W W W. M I L A N I N O R M A N . C O M 150+ USED CARS & TRUCKS!! 1-888-534-4745 A+ BBB RATED

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The Scrapper

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

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No Job Too Small Call Tony 604-834-2597


MISC. FOR SALE Newly Reno’d Suites Close To English Bay & Stanley Park Junior 1 bdrm. start $1125 1 bdrm. start $1250 H/W flrs. Incls. Heat & Hot Water NO PETS ALLOWED


2228 Babatunde Bode-Harrison 435 Smith Avenue, Coquitlam, BC

3272 Sanjeshn Dutt 2466 E. 41st Avenue, Vancouver, BC



2034 Ann Macken 453 E. 49th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

3174 Linda Chiles 2460 No. 4 Road, Richmond, BC

2 Bdrm. starting $1675 Large Bright Unit w/ Balcony. Incls. Heat & Hot Water. Parking Extra. Available Now!

POMERANIAN - 10 weeks old. 2 black males. 1st shot, vet checked, paper trained. $500 (604)941-2959


1070 SE. Marine Drive, Vancouver , B.C. 604.325.6526

0387 Brody Paine 938 Smithe Street, Vancouver, BC


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BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOGS, bred at Diesel Kennel, one male puppy left, $1000. (604)869-5073 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866

Claims Landlords Contractual Lien against the following persons goods in storage at:

0366 Joshua Viau 11694 96th Avenue, Delta, BC


U-Haul Moving Center Vancouver

0333 Myron McLenan 462 West 19th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER Point Show & Pull, May 25 & 26, in Mission. 604-820-0451

NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or

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MAREMMA PUPS, working stock guard pups, protectors of livestock, family or property, will guard whatever it bonds to. Being raised as livestock. No Sunday calls. 1 (604)796-8557





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ALWAYS! GUTTER Cleaning & Roof Blowing, Moss Control,30 yrs exp., Reliable! Simon 604-230-0627




• Hvac Gas Fitting • Electrical *Licensed *Insured 24hr. Emergency Service





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Running this ad for 8yrs





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• ELECTRICAL • FULL PLUMBING SERVICES • HVAC GAS FITTING *Licensed *Insured 24hr. Emergency Service

CEDAR FENCE PANELS for Sale & Installation.

Exterior / Interior Good Quality Paint. Member of BBB & WCB References & guaranteed work Discount for Seniors - 10%


C & C Electrical Mechanical


Stan’s Painting



329 PAINTING & DECORATING A1 PAINTING Co. Exterior painting & Pressure Washing. Exc prices. Call Inderjit (604)721-0372

Ray 604-780-6304


YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899


2 hr. Service (604)209-2026

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

3362 Harley Bracken 3913 29th Avenue, S.E., Calgary, Alberta AA6314A Christine Griffiths 9489 Robson Street, Chilliwack, BC AA9948A Christine Griffiths 9489 Robson Street, Chilliwack, BC A sale will take place at the storage location on Friday, June 7, 2013. Viewing 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Sealed bids will be opened at 12:30 p.m. Room contents are personal / household goods unless noted otherwise. Bids will be for entire contents of each locker unit.

WEEKLY SPECIALS 100% BC Owned and Operated Prices Effective May 23 to May 29, 2013. We reserve the right to limit quantities. We reserve the right to correct printing errors.

Grocery Department

Meat Department assorted varieties

skim, 1 or 2%





product of Canada

Rebar Organic Energy Bars

Boylan Sodas

assorted varieties

assorted varieties




Nature’s Path Frozen Organic Waffles




from 2.49


227-300g product of Bolivia


Mini or Regular Hearty Raisin Bran or Oatmeal Blueberry Lemon Muffins

1.00 off

WOW! regular retail PRICING price 300-600g


284-425g % product of USA


1.5L product of Canada

Uncle Luke’s Maple Syrup

Late July Organic Tortilla Chips assorted varieties

1L jug • product of Canada

Whistler Glacial Spring Water 1L +deposit +eco fee

product of Canada


156-170g • product of USA

Cascades Extreme Paper Towels


2 pack product of Canada

Organic Popcorn bags or bins

20% off regular retail price

Health Care Department

Bakery Department

assorted varieties

assorted varieties

Bulk Department

Bio-K Plus Probiotic Calcium

Jyoti Canned Indian Meals




reg 5.39

assorted varieties

36% 6.99


Tre Stelle Grana Padano Cheese Wedge

355ml or 4 pack +deposit +eco fee product of USA

GoGo Quinoa Pasta

210g product of Canada

Eco Max 2X HE Liquid Laundry Detergent


regular retail price



assorted varieties


.50 off

3 per bag product of USA


regular retail price






50g product of Canada

Organic California Grown Romaine Hearts

1.00 off

200-250g product of Ecuador


.98lb/ 2.16kg product of Canada




650g product of Canada


Roasted Specialty Chickens

assorted varieties



Deli Department

Kiwa Vegetable Chips

assorted varieties


4.99lb/ 11.00kg

235ml product of Canada


1.48lb/ 3.26kg



B.C Grown Red on the Vine Tomatoes

value pack



Organic California Grown Broccoli

product of USA

assorted varieties 1.8kg

4.99lb/ 11.00kg

Spring Creek Lean Ground Beef

Tree of Life Organic Spreads

Danone Activia Yogurt




946ml +deposit +eco fee product of Canada


Edelweiss Premium Granola




2L product of Canada


Whole Organic Chickens

Happy Planet Fresh Fruit Smoothies

Dairyland Plus Lactose Free Milk

Produce Department

Organic Wholewheat or Flax Bread


off regular retail price 530g

Rice Bakery

Rice Nut and Honey Breakfast Bread 150g or Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin 3 pack



2.00 off regular





Bio-K+ probiotic products help to strengthen your natural defenses and maintain a healthy intestinal flora.

Genuine Health greens+ daily detox



For safe and effective full-body cleansing, consider greens+ daily detox. Containing a full serving of the nutrient and antioxidant-rich greens+.

Carlsons Lemon Fish Oil



Fish provides the important polyunsaturated omega 3's, EPA and DHA, which aid our well being by promoting cardiovascular health.

retail price



Seminars & Events: At Choices Floral Shop and Annex 2615 W 16th Ave., Vancouver. Tuesday, May 28, 6:30-9:30pm. Girls with Fish: Cooking Demo and Dinner with Chef Karen Barnaby, Mark Anthony Wines and Ocean Wise. Cost $70 with partial proceeds to Ocean Wise. Prepayment is required. Register online or in person at the W 16th location.

Look for our


Thursday, May 30, 6:30-8:30pm. Gluten-Free Gets Easier: Cooking Demo and Tastings with Sheila Fetter and Nicole Fetterly, RDs. Cost $30 (includes copy of the Gluten-Free Food Guide, 2nd Edition). Register online or call 604-736-0009. 2010, 2013 Awards. Your loyalty has helped Choices achieve these awards. Thank you!


Find us on Facebook: Best Organic Produce

Best Grocery Store

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2010-2012 Kitsilano 2627 W. 16th Ave. Vancouver 604.736.0009

Cambie 3493 Cambie St. Vancouver 604.875.0099

Kerrisdale 1888 W. 57th Ave. Vancouver 604.263.4600

Yaletown 1202 Richards St. Vancouver 604.633.2392

Rice Bakery

South Surrey

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

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