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the week ahead Indian Summer Festival India is many things: expansive, crowded, culturally rich, historic, innovative, and (to the outside eye, at least) somewhat complicated. The Indian Summer Festival joyfully explores the many facets of this ancient country through dance and music performances, film screenings, handson workshops, food tastings, and illuminating dialogue. Highlights of this 10-day celebration (July 4-13) include a drool-inducing tasting event curated by culinary guru Vikram Vij; a lively performance by musical group Rajasthan Josh, in which pulsating percussive beats dance with soul-stirring strings; workshops in hip-hop yoga, Bollywood dance and bhangra; a talk by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Deepa Mehta (Fire, Earth, Water and Heaven on Earth); an outdoor screening of Little Zizou (from the screenwriter of Mississippi Masala and Salaam Bombay!); discussions on global politics and urban happiness; a cabaret of story-telling, poetry, music and stunning visuals; and much more. The bulk of this Indian feast for the senses will take place at SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, with other events unfolding at venues around

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By Sabrina Furminger You don’t need to board a plane to tap into the energy, passion and fire that swirls around Latin American culture. In fact, you don’t even need to leave the downtown core. Instead, simply salsa on down to Granville Street on July 6 and 7 for Carnaval del Sol, a free two-day party in which Latin American food, music, dance — and the fiery love for soccer — take centre stage. On the schedule: performances by more than 60 musicians and folkloric dancers on two different stages; multiple food vendors serving up dishes from eight different Latino cuisines; a mini World Cup with teams representing sixteen countries; opportunities to learn zumba and salsa and try out Latin instruments; an outdoor art studio with painters and sculptors demonstrating their skills; a kids’ zone; a meet-and-greet with the Vancouver Whitecaps; and oh so much more. Now in its fifth year, Carnaval del Sol is the brainchild of LatinCouver and a part of Latin American Cultural Week, which kicks off with the Inspirational Latin Awards on July 4. The Carnaval takes over Granville Street between Nelson and Dunsmuir on July 6 and 7. Stephen Wu photo

A hit with critics and audiences alike, this is your invitation to see the most unique wedding of the year. Bollywood Wedding — an elaborate and hilarious, outdoor, interactive dance and theatre event — is back July 1821 and 24-28. Two young Indians are brought together in an arranged marriage. Indian weddings are colourful and extravagant with fabulous clothing, an occasional melt down, some serious drama and dancing. Held outdoors in a beautiful garden setting, the proceedings will begin in the light of the early evening and end with the beautiful setting of the sun, alongside the breathtaking snow-capped mountains of Vancouver. The audience moves from one location to another, taking in various scenes of the play, including the engagement, mehndi, maiyan, milni and of course the wedding itself. The evening will end with a big, interactive dance party at the wedding reception. If you’ve never been to an Indian wedding, this may be your only opportunity to participate! Visit for more info. Pardeep Singh photo











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Making the pitch for baseball Andy Dunn can make a Vancouver Canadian fan out of anyone By Martha Perkins


ndy Dunn is the perfect Mr. Baseball. More Norman Rockwell than Mark McGwire, the president of the Vancouver Canadians has a charming afternoon-atthe-ballpark personality. He’s even kept enough of his sun-filled southern accent to evoke a Field of Dreams belief that life can’t get much better than sitting in the bleachers at Nat Bailey Stadium. He wants men and women, young and old, neophyte and addict, to to watch a game. He talks as enthusiastically about the $1 A&W root beer floats on Sundays as he does about the team’s league championships. Heck — and he probably would say “heck” —, this is the man who’s introducing yoga classes at baseball games. But as much as he wants everyone to fall in love with baseball as much as he has, don’t think he doesn’t have a highly competitive streak. He just believes that baseball isn’t only about the game. Baseball is nostalgia, a game that lives as much in our collective cultural memory as it does in our present-day lives, whether we are fans or not. Watching a ball game at Nat Bailey Stadium is about families spending time together. It’s about having an affordable and fun outing. It’s about appealing to both the diehard baseball fan who loves that the Canadians are affiliated with the Toronto Blue Jays and the person who has never watched a professional game before. “There are tons of reasons to come to the ball park and one of the least of them is to see who wins or loses,” he says. Over a healthy salmon lunch at West on South Granville, he’s surprisingly philosophical both about the game and how he came to be in Vancouver as the head (and partner) of Canada’s only remaining minor league team. “Sports changed my life,” he says. One of four brothers, he’d have had “zero chance of a postgraduate degree” if he hadn’t been offered an ath-

“There are tons of reasons to come to the ball park and one of the least of them is to see who wins or loses,” says Andy Dunn, president of the Vancouver Canadians. Rob Newell photo letic scholarship. Born in Georgia, where football is a religion, his family moved to Florida when he was five. He played football and baseball as a teenager but, when accepting an athletics scholarship to study sports management at Western Carolina University, opted for the baseball team. “To me, it’s like watching an opera every night,” he says of the game. “I love that there’s so much going on underneath a very quiet, peaceful activity.” By 2008 he’d reached a point in his life — former executive with the Florida Marlins, Montreal Expos and Washington Capitals; Sporting News’ Minor League Executive of the Year and two-time winner of Florida State League Executive of the Year — when he realized success didn’t equal happiness. There were things about major league baseball, and the people involved with it, that he didn’t like. That’s when he was lured to Vancouver by the team’s enthusiastic new owners, Jeff Mooney and Jake Kerr. The Canadians might be a minor league team but they’re in a city with major love for the game and that’s what counts most for Dunn, the

father of three girls who “have made me a better person.” “I want to be with people I like, and trust,” he says. “If you find someplace you have happiness, hang onto it.” Vancouver is that place. And he’s Vancouver’s man when it comes to upping the game on the field and off. As part of his goal to continually break attendance records at the stadium he helped refurbish, Dunn also wants to preserve the glory days of baseball. “Kids should have heroes,” he says. “We want to be your team.” To make sure as many kids as possible get to play as well as watch baseball, the Canadians Baseball Foundation “funds, transports, feeds and uniforms 340 kids [in little league teams at the Nat] and they don’t pay a dime.” Vancouver seems to be returning the love: the Canadians have had only one rained out game in four years.



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Straight A’s for Avenue Q Arts Club serves up a summer hit with muppety musical comedy romp By Kelsey Klassen


f you go to one musical this summer, make it Avenue Q. (As long as you can handle muppets making jokes about Bjs, racism and Harper.) Libidos are high and self-esteem is low in this R-rated take on Sesame Street. What started as an OffBroadway hit for creators Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx in 2003, the coming-of-age parable went on to Broadway and London’s West End, raking in awards along the way. Directed by Peter Jorgenson, the Arts Club Theatre production is brought to life by a phenomenal cast using puppets and video projections, the irreverent script skewering the outside world’s optimistic outlook. Avenue Q is 16 letters away from where you want to live. Needles and garbage line the gutters of the ramshackle New York neighbourhood (designed by Jessie award-

winner Marshall McMahen), home to a melting pot of the dissatisfied and disillusioned. Not even the buildings can play it straight in this skeptical environment, but a fresh face in the form of the young puppet Princeton forces his new friends to re-evaluate their purpose in life. Kindergarten teacher Kate has a ‘monster’-sized chip on her shoulder; best friends and roomies Nicky and Rod (borrowing heavily from Ernie and Bert) aren’t exactly on the same page (and have such a realistic relationship that you’ll feel a tug at the heartstrings when one becomes disappointed with the other); and then there’s Trekkie Monster, whose weakness is definitely not cookies. Backed by a discreet four-piece band, standard motivational clichés make way for songs such as “Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist”, “It Sucks To Be Me” and “Schadenfreude.” The play’s full puppet nudity (aka puppet porn) has received a lot of press, but that isn’t nearly the highlight of the superlative production. Like the premise of Sesame Street, puppets interact with humans, but in Avenue Q, the actors aren’t hiding off-screen. Rather, they are directly alongside

the puppets they are bringing to life. You’ll find yourself torn with delight over whether to stay trained on the puppet or the person beside it. More than half of the dexterous cast manipulate multiple puppets while belting out the musical numbers and shaking their tail feathers with aplomb. Veteran Vancouver stage presence Scott Bellis embodies three drastically different puppet roles: the one-track minded Trekkie Monster, the sweetly sincere Nicky and the blue Bad Idea Bear (who pops up with his yellow twin to playfully suggest solutions such as suicide and cases of beer for life’s little problems). Kayla Dunbar plays the idealistic Kate Monster and the home-wrecker Lucy with equal measures of sass. Princeton and Rod are energetically played by Andrew MacDonald-Smith in his Vancouver début. And Jeny Cassady gets friendly with the puppets in all the right ways as right-hand gal to many of the actors’ puppeteering needs (she also nails her speaking parts). Round the furry foibles out with flesh-and-blood supporting actors (Shannon Chan-Kent, Evangelia Kambites and Andy Toth) and you have a hit.

Avenue Q, the Tony Award–winning musical about the harsh realities of getting older, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. It’s on now until Aug. 3 at the Arts Club Theatre’s Granville Island Stage. Emily Cooper photo While it’s unfortunate that people had to be turned away at the box office on the sold-out opening night (June 26), the good

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-DREAMGIRLS: The rags-to-riches tale of a 1960s girl group. Until July 7 at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage (2750 Granville). -AVENUE Q: Sesame Street-esque puppets rub shoulders with humans in the only musical around that comes with a full puppet nudity warning. Until August 3 at the Granville Island Stage (1585 Johnston). Story page 6. $29-$70 at 604-687-1644 or


Until September 14 at Vanier Park (1695 Whyte Avenue) -TWELFTH NIGHT: In the pampered world of a fine European spa, everyone is falling in love with someone who is not exactly who they seem. BMO Maintstage. -HAMLET: Shakespeare’s tragic tale about the grieving Prince of Denmark and the doomed souls around him. BMO Mainstage. -MEASURE FOR MEASURE: This dark comedy about hypocrisy, sexual repression and the true nature of justice unfolds in 1900s New Orleans. Studio Stage. -ELIZABETH REX: Queen Elizabeth I must reconcile her responsibilities as a leader with her feelings as a woman. Studio Stage. $25-$43 at 604.739.0559 or


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Witherspoon film in which peppy sorority girl Elle Woods shockingly and hilariously takes Harvard Law School by storm.

DANCING ON THE EDGE FESTIVAL: The self-described “little festival that could” celebrates its 25th anniversary edition with work from 28 different choreographers and dance companies. Until July 14 at various locations. $22-$28 at Story page 3.

-HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING: Frank Loesser’s enduring 1961 musical comedy about a window washer turned highpowered executive (think Mad Men for the Broadway crowd).

DUSK DANCES: Opening night of DOTE (above) features dances at CRAB/ Portside Park with Julia Aplin & Tiger Princess Dance Projects, Eury Chang, Carmen Romera and more starting at 7pm. At 9pm Lara Kramer performs at the Firehall Arts Centre (280 E Cordova).

$19-$44 at 604.696.4295 or THE DIARIES OF ADAM AND EVE: Ensemble Theatre Company presents Mark Twain’s witty reimagining of the dawn of human creation. July 12-August 1 at Jericho Arts Centre (1675 Discovery). $12.75-$25.75 at


A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE: Little Mountain Lion Productions presents Martin McDonagh’s dark actioncomedy about a chopped-off hand deal gone wrong. July 17-28 at Little Mountain Gallery (195 East 26th). $15 at

CBC MUSICAL NOONERS: Free outdoor concert series perfect for workers on their lunch breaks. Line-up includes Shad, Shairah, Jasper Yip, Stephanie Pedrazza, ByStarlight, Kylee Epp, Dave Sinclair & Keith Bennett, and Mazacote. July 5-16 at CBC Broadcast Centre (700 Hamilton).

THE AMAZING IMPROV SHOW: Fastpaced improv comedy abounds in Vancouver TheatreSports League’s spoof of The Amazing Race. Until August 31 at The Improv Centre on Granville Island (1502 Duranleau). $10-$12 at tickets.vtsl. com.

ENCHANTED EVENINGS: Friday night concert series featuring blues, jazz, fusion, classical piano, Chinese opera, and more. July 5-August 30 at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden (578 Carrall). $20-$25 at BEBOP AND BEYOND: The Ben Henriques Trio (Ben Henriques, Jodi Proznick and Tristan Paxton) perform toetapping bebop tunes from the 1950s. July 11 at Roedde House Museum (1415 Barclay). $12 at

BOLLYWOOD WEDDING: An interactive outdoor dance, theatre and comedy extravaganza about the engagement and wedding of two young Indians brought together in an arranged marriage. July 17-24 at the PNE (Hastings Park). $20$35 at

MID-SUMMER BRASS WORKSHOP: Brass players are invited to hone their chops alongside members of A Touch of Brass Quintet and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Workshop ends with performance in Pyatt Recital Hall. July 15-19 at VSO School of Music (843 Seymour). $240 at

OPERA WHEN THE SUN COMES OUT: New lesbian opera explores the oppression that LGBT lovers face in nations where homosexuality is illegal. August 5-9 at Roundhouse Community Centre (181 Roundhouse). $30-$35 at

VANCOUVER FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL: More than sixty acts perform in this

three-day festival celebrating folk music from around the world. July 19-21 at Jericho Beach. $40-$80 at thefestival. AN ITALIAN RHAPSODY: The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra performs Italian classics and music inspired by Italy. July 25 at Italian Cultural Centre (3075 Slocan). $25 at SHOREFEST 2013: Free concert series at the Honda Celebration of Light. July 27: Dawn Pemberton, Northcote, Buckman Coe, Grapes of Wrath, and Serena Ryder; July 31: Rich Hope, The Good Lovelies, Fred Eaglesmith, The Boom Booms, and Daniel Wesley; August 3: River and the Road, No Sinner, Greg Drummond, Deep Dark Woods, Head of the Herd, and Mother Mother. Sunset Beach and English Bay. VANCOUVER EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL: The complexity and vitality of early music is celebrated over eight lively performances. July 28-August 10 at Roy Barnett Recital Hall, UBC School of Music (6361 Memorial Road) and Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (6265 Crescent). $18-$36 at

EVENTS CELEBRATION OF LIGHT: Vancouver’s beaches and skies will light up again for the 23rd annual Honda Celebration of Light on July 27 (UK), July 31 (Canada) and Aug. 3 (Thailand). The fireworks competition will begin each of the three nights promptly at 10pm over English Bay, rain or shine. CYCLE CHIC SOCIAL: No bike is required for this celebration of cycling style, art and design. Join Vancouver Cycle Chic at Sugar Studios (1635 Powell) for a fashion show, music, video installations, product demos and food trucks. The event has a cash bar; 19+. Tickets are $10 at CycleChicSocial.

KLAHOYA VILLAGE IN STANLEY PARK: Live performances, artisan market, Spirit Catcher train and activities celebrate Aboriginal culture. Until September 2 at Stanley Park Miniature Train site. Free entry; train tickets $5 per ride. 30 CANDLES: BC Place displays 30 giant “lit candles” on its stadium façade to celebrate 30 years as an event venue. Until July 17 at BC Place (777 Pacific). ORPHEUM TOURS: Explore the inner workings of this legendary Vancouver theatre in informative 90-minute guided tours. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays until August 31 at the Orpheum Theatre (884 Granville Street). KITSILANO SHOWBOAT: This live performing arts theatre on the shores of Kits Beach has been a local favourite since 1935. Free dance and music shows every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night until July 27 at 2300 Cornwall. BUILDINGS AND LAND: Solo exhibition of large-scale graphite and coloured pencil drawings by Canadian artist Itee Pootoogook. Until August 25 at the Contemporary Art Gallery (555 Nelson). INDIAN SUMMER FESTIVAL. Showcasing the arts and culture of India through free and ticketed classes, performances, discussions, and an opening gala tasting event curated by Vikram Vij . Until July 13 at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 West Hastings). Story page 3. 11th ANNUAL BOCCE BY THE BEACH: Bocce tournament featuring round robins and knock-out rounds. Balls provided. July 6 at VanDusen Botanical Garden (5251 Oak). $50 per team of two at VELOPALOOZA: Two weeks of fun bike rides and events July 25- Aug. 11. Check the calendar at for all the action.

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SPATIAL POETICS XII: RELEASE ME: Twelfth edition of interdisciplinary series showcases collaborations between dynamic Asian Canadian artists. July 6 at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 West Hastings). $10-$12 at brownpapertickets. com.

WALK WITH THE DRAGON: Fundraising walk for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. returns for its 28th year. With stage entertainment, traditional dragon and lion dance, martial arts demonstrations, carnival games, food booths, and 7-km panoramic walk. July 21 at Lumberman’s Arch. Register at

CARNAVAL DEL SOL: Two-day celebration of Latin American culture features 60 musical performers on two stages, a mini World Cup, art demos, food tastings, kids’ zone, zumba and salsa lessons, and more. July 6 & 7 on Granville (between Nelson and Dunsmuir). Free. Story page 3.

YUK OFF COMEDY COMPETITION: Every Thurs. at 8pm. Tx avail. at the door at 7pm. Preliminaries: July 4 - Aug. 8. Semis: Aug. 15 & 22. Finals Aug. 29. 1st Prize: $2,000, 2nd Prize: $500, 3rd Prize: Foot massage.

ALL OVER THE MAP: Free performances by world-class artists from an array of cultural backgrounds and artistic traditions. July 7: Rupinder Sidhu (Ruploops) & Guests; July 14: Karen Flamenco; July 21: Silk Road Trio with Wen Wei Dance. Ron Basford Park, Granville Island.

EPIC SUSTAINABLE LIVING EXPO: Western Canada’s largest sustainable lifestyle showcase. 18 bands, 19 food trucks, 22 wineries and breweries, one good time. July 6 and 7 at VanDusen Botanical Garden.

KHATSAHLANO! MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL: Vancouver’s largest free outdoor music event features more than fifty musical acts on twelve stages, as well as street performers, artisans, and This Happened Here, an art exhibition showcasing key moments in Vancouver history. July 13 on West Fourth (between Burrard and MacDonald).


13th ANNUAL MARPOLE SUMMERFEST FESTIVAL: Free family-oriented community celebration features children’s entertainment, rides, art activities, giveaways, sidewalk sales, food tastings, and more. July 13 on Granville (between 63rd and 71st). SKIN & BONE – SALTY SAILOR TALES: An evening of tall tales, history, and tasty treats inspired by the controversial Tattoos & Scrimshaw exhibit. July 18 at the Vancouver Maritime Museum. $20 at ILLUMINARES LANTERN FESTIVAL: Community festival returns for its 25th—

WHISTLER SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: An impressive roster of musical acts performs in this season-long series of free outdoor concerts, including The English Beat, The Strumbellas, The Trews, Ache Brazil, Ali Milner, The Lost Fingers, The Boom Booms, Hey Ocean!, Dessy Di Lauro, and Maestro. Until July 27 at Whistler Olympic Plaza. HARRISON FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS: Outdoor market, workshops, exhibits, and free and ticketed performances. July 6-14 at Harrison Hot Springs. $12-$25 at THE GREAT GATSBY: Rowena’s Inn on the River, a gorgeous estate built in the 1920s out near Harrison, is hosting a Gatsby-themed garden party July 28. Tickets are $25. BOWEN ISLAND STEAMSHIP DAYS: For more than 100 years, Bowen Island has

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t the end of a long pier in Vancouver lies a launch pad to the rest of the country. FlyOver Canada, a virtual visitor attraction located at the top of the Canadian Trail at Canada Place, opened this past weekend. And what a fitting Canada Day experience it was for all who took flight. The ride is one of only a handful like it in the world. Divided into three parts, the first is Uplift, an inspirational 10-minute pre-show by Montreal’s Moment Factory (Jay-Z, Cirque) focusing on the diverse cultural communities of Canada. Next comes the pre-flight safety briefing. Finally, you file into the multi-level theatre seating and buckle up. The excited chatter of everyone around you goes silent as the lights go off and the seats quietly glide forward. Riders then experience the exhilarating feeling of soaring from coast to coast, as footage of breathtaking proportions rolls out on the surrounding 20m spherical screen. You’ll want to pull up your feet as tree tops swoop below and wind rushes past your face. You’ll gasp as you drop in on a galloping herd of wild horses and the smell of the Prairies reaches your nose. You might even shriek with delight, depending on your penchant for outbursts, as you summit a mountain range and then glide into the glittering valley below. Location subtitles might help riders orient themselves along the journey (and plan their next vacation), but they were likely eschewed to keep the visuals as immersive and distraction-free as possible. The high-definition footage was shot over four seasons in 2012 by Whistler’s Sherpas Cinema. The ride, intended for ages four and up, is not jarring or scary in the slightest. Instead riders are left breathless from excitement.

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Canada’s first virtual flight ride, FlyOver Canada, opened June 29 at Canada Place. Guests go on a soaring aerial journey featuring natural wonders such as these icebergs at Twillingate, Newfoundland. Sherpas Cinema photo

and that Canada Place was look for a new long-term tenant or partner. And they indicated in their information that they wanted something ‘inspirationally Canadian,’ so it just made perfect sense,” he beams. Almost three years later, he is standing on the concourse, watching jubilant people walk out of the ride and off into the sunshine. Strang, who has ridden FlyOver at least 25 times now, is bowled over by the reception. “You put your heart and soul into something like this, and today, to see people go through and have emotional reactions like, ‘Geez, I never thought I’d see the Northern Lights...’ or ‘I’d never been to Niagara Falls before!’ and all these wonderful comments, it just makes it all worthwhile. In fact, I’ve seen a couple of faces going through twice today.” And it’s catching imaginations elsewhere as well. “In the last couple of weeks we’ve had interest from essentially all over the world. We’ve got our eyes on a couple of locations in Canada, but we’re now also really expanding our horizons and looking at other places around the world.” Kirsten Lausen and Oliver Engler will certainly be telling people back home in Germany about it. “It was fantastic. I don’t know what to say; there was no favourite because it was all so great.” “I’ve got a favourite part,” interjects Engler. “It was the mountains. Going over the mountains and then into the valley down. It feels like flying.”

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ater turning to blood, plagues, floods and the annihilation of an entire army. The newest Hollywood summer blockbuster? No — Handel’s Israel in Egypt, an oratorio first performed in 1739. It will be presented August 7 as part of the Vancouver Early Music Festival. The festival also has its fun side. You know how Darcy turns down an opportunity to dance with Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice? You can learn what he missed out on Aug. 10 when the festival offers Renais-

sance and Baroque dance lessons. Part festival, part learning experience, the summer festival is a mixture of concerts, instrumental and voice master classes, workshops and free lectures to put Early Music in context with other cultural and historic milestones. The summer concert portion of the festival includes: • My Heart’s in the Highlands: Music of Purcell, Ramsay, Burns and Haydn on July 28 • LuteFest 1: Parables of the Silk Road on July 30 • LuteFest 2: Guitar Music by Murcia and Lute Music by Weiss on August 1


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• Beyond the Labrynth: In Search of John Dowland on August 2 • The Legacy of the Baroque: Concertos and Chamber Music on August 4 • G.F. Handel’s Israel in Egypt on August 7

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• Children’s Day • Seniors Day • Loochie & Jefferson Duo • Walk on Dead (July 10th) • Wilson Schachte Duo ince its inception a quarter-century ago, (July 11th) Dancing on the Edge has delivered highly • Seniors Day • Walk on Dead• The Chillbillies charged programming to lovers of contem(July 11th) • Family Day • The Chillbillies porary dance, and this year’s fest is as full• Maria in the Shower Cabaret Swing • Live Theatre & • Family Day • Kip Thompson throttle as ever. (July 13th) • Kip Thompson (July 13th) Concerts With 28 local, national and international dance • Razzmajazz Dixie Land Blues/Jazz artists dancing their hearts out in venues all over the city (Portside Park, Chinatown, Gastown, the • Vintage & Classic • Headwater Bluegrass Fusion Scotiabank Dance Centre, and the flagship Firehall Car Show BanDS Arts Centre), the 25th edition of the self-described “little festival that could” provides a compelling • Wendy Biscuit + Dirty Swing Band • Maria in the Shower - Cabaret Swing • Wooden Boat • Live Theatre & snapshot into the ever-shifting world of modern Concerts • Razzmajazz Dixie Land Blues/Jazz dance. • Jazz out West Art Rogers Show • Vintage & Classic • Headwater - Bluegrass Fusion Vancouver artists will be well-represented in this year’s Dancing on the Edge, with work by critically Car Show • Corbin Keep Wild Cellist Maria in the Shower Cabaret Swing • Wendy Biscuit + Dirty Swing Band acclaimed companies and artists such as 605 Col• Wooden Boat lective, Karen Jamieson, Wobble Tops, MACHiNE• Jazz out West - Art Rogers • Loochie & Jefferson Duo Razzmajazz - Dixie Land Blues/JazzShow NOiSY, Amber Funk Barton, Vanessa Goodman, • Children’s Day • Corbin Keep - Wild Cellist and Eury Chang on the tightly packed schedule. (JulyFusion 10th) Other highlights include Carmen Romero’s “May • Wilson Schachte Duo Headwater - Bluegrass • Loochie & Jefferson Duo • Children’s Day I Join You?”, an enticing conversation between a • Seniors Day (July 10th) • Walk on Dead flamenco dancer and a jazz pianist; an excerpt from • Wilson Schachte Duo Wendy Biscuit + Dirty Swing Band a new collaboration by Gao Yanjinzi, Qiu Xia He • Seniors Day (July 11th) • Walk on Dead and Wen Wei Wang; and the aptly named “25 (July 11th) • The Chillbillies Jazz out West - Art Rogers Gestures for Dancing on the Edge”, in which Alvin • The Chillbillies • Family Day • Family Day Erasga Tolentino and Alison Denham perform 25 • Kip Thompson (July 13th) • Kip Thompson Corbin Keep - Wild (July Cellist gestures within 25 minutes in honour of the 13th) festival’s 25th birthday.

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Baby boomers driving Lower Mainland downsizing trend The baby boomers have long been the drivers of trends, and as they age they still make a difference. A new report from Colliers International, commissioned by HJ Properties, shows that many of that generation are considering their options regarding downsizing from their family homes. “The research really surprised me,” says Scott Brown, senior vice-president of residential and commercial marketing services at Colliers International Marketing. “I thought there would be a mass exodus to Kelowna, but that’s not happening.”

Instead, people looking to downsize in the Fraser Valley are considering how to stay in their neighbourhood, have money for retirement and help their children, all in one package. Projects such as HJ’s Waterstone in Langley are thus very appealing to downsizers, Brown says. With larger floorplans and plenty of amenities nearby, buyers of all ages are finding something to love about their new home. “Logic starts to win over magic,” Brown says. “People emotionally want to stay in a single-family home, but as the


baby boomers get older, they have different considerations.” One of the largest considerations is security, both of their property and themselves. “Having a neighbour looking out for you is important,” says Brown. “In a multi-family project, you don’t have as many worries.” The report showed that price was the biggest deciding factor for most baby boomers. “You can buy a multi-family home for about $400,000,” Brown says. “That doesn’t get you much in a single-family home.” Brown notes that he did see a difference in how buyers in the Fraser Valley were downsizing versus those in Vancouver itself, adding that Fraser Valley downsizers had retirement higher on their list of priorities. Another big reason the baby boomer generation is buying smaller homes? “I’ve been told that many people are moving into a multifamily home as a defence against their kids moving back in with them,” laughs Brown.

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Morningstar Homes is once again at the top of their game with their latest project, Partington on Coquitlam’s Burke Mountain. “It’s really special up here,” says Deborah Calahan, vice-president of sales and marketing for Morningstar. “The views are pretty spectacular. It’s like being on top of the

world.” Partington is a collection of 45 singlefamily homes with spacious floorplans and luxurious finishings, including a truly massive kitchen with a granite island and tons of counter space. Hardwood flooring is included throughout the living areas, offset by the 19-foot vaulted ceiling, gorgeous floorto-ceiling linear fireplace and huge windows making the most of the views. “Our Partington homes were designed with incredible views in mind by making the windows the focal point of each home,” says Calahan. “We could not pass up the opportunity to show them off.” The four-bedroom homes are available in three different floorplans, ranging from 3,700 to 3,900 square feet. Each comes with an unfinished basement and a large private yard with a patio or deck. “We always strive to be innovative and offer our purchasers the best,” says Calahan.

“We never tire of trying to better our designs, with each new project being given its own consideration.” Partington is Morningstar’s eighth project on Burke Mountain, following the success of Kingston, Avondale, Somerton and many others. “We were the first to pioneer a community on Burke Mountain,” Calahan says. “They really welcomed us with open arms, and it’s now a highly sought-after place to live.” As the community grows, so does Morningstar’s reputation. “The Morningstar promise is to make everything as seamless as possible,” Calahan says. “Buying a house is one of the biggest purchases of your life. We want to make it as stress-free as we can.” She notes that they now get buyers preregistering who have heard about the homes through word-of-mouth from family and friends and who now want to live in their own

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• Views from Eng Bay to Coal Harbour • Dazzling city lights & snow-capped mnts • 1 BR 1 Bath 688 sq ft. Concrete Co-op • Steps to beach, tennis, golf, seawall, park • Compl reno incl granite & cherry kitchen

• Open plan & tons of cust. built-in stor. • Spa bath w/bubble tub, glass closet drs • Queen BR, closets w/cust. organizers • HW floors, granite bar facing ocean • 1 cat ok. 35% down req. MUST SEE!


• Rare 1 BR CONCRETE strata 725 sf • Close to shops, Canada Line & grocer • Very large living/dining w/ gas FP • New tile, flr, deep tub, shwer & vanity • 1 strg 1 prking. New pipes, common area


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• Close to IGA, Robson & Cineplex • Concrete 2 BR 2 Bath WE Strata PET OK • Private treed outlook, Great BBQ balc • 710 sf 1 BR WE concrete strata, NW corner • Both baths updated, handy insuite WD • West of Denman, close to shops, cafes, restaurants • Ensuite king size MBR–2 closets • Views of city lights and North Shore mountains • Building rainscreened, new windows, roof & plumbing

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Country home on the water...featuring the warmth of wood detailing and finishes, antique accents, claw footed bathtub, wrap around porch, and premier river front views.


Kits 1 bdrm 105-2256 W. 7th Ave. Asking $394,900

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West of Denman 1879 Barclay #203 Stanley Park gorgeous studio with parking, Murphy bed, real red oak floors & West of Denman. $179,900.

View! View! 1720 Barclay #1104 Design upgrades, unobstructed views, top floor with build-ins and a classy look. Rentals OK. $289,900.

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Just Off Denman 1718 Nelson #307 Quiet and beautifully renovated designer 1 bdrm at Regency Terrace. Ready to move in. Pets OK. $299,900.

West of Denman 1850 Comox #302 Live just steps to English Bay and Stanley Park 1 bdrm SE corner. 651 sf. Pool and roof top deck. $234,900.

1100 sf Strata 1010 Burnaby #403 A remarkable price for a smart buyer. Quality 2 bdrm + 2 bath + 2 parking at The Ellington. Pets OK. $449,900.

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A very rare 2 bedroom, 2 bath penthouse corner suite with all the outdoor wrap around patio you will ever need. Vaulted ceilings, some mountain views, 844 sf of living space but most of all, 200 sf of patio. Call for more photos and details. Won’t last. Pets OK. $659,900.

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Sprawling 1311sf NW corner 2 bdrm + 2bath in a waterfront seaside highly desirable location • Right on seawall, aquabus to Granville Island, mins. to beaches & parks • Generous rooms thruout, perfect for entertaining & house size furniture! • Reno’d kitchen w/ new S/S Fisher Paykel, Miele & Bosch appliances, lovely kitchen island & windows in kitch., h/w flrs, gas f/p, king size bdrms, Master has 5pc. bath w/ sep. shower, jetted tub & W/I closet • Outdoor covered balcony for bbqs, real laundry room, 2 parking & storage locker • This is a jewel in the sky. Clubhouse, guest suite, sauna, hottub & gym • Exterior paint & sealant completed 2011.

Unrivaled splendor. Vancouver’s premiere waterfront residences combining two suites and conceived over 2 years of design & construction • 270 degree views flr-ceiling views of marinas, False Crk, Granville Island & cityscapes • House size 3255 sqft complimented by a 360 degree elliptical flrplan centered around a glass wine room, 4 bdrms, 4 bathrms, 5 parking & 2 storage lckrs • Featuring: 12 piece Miele & Thermador S/S appliances, Capolavaro granite, Zebrano book-matched cabinetry, 2 home theatre systems, surround audio thruout, marble & onyx flooring thruout, T5 wired, video security system, Lutron one touch light & shades control, all rooms are a unique design & statement, Swarovski chandeliers, 6 piece master bath with 273 spray & steam shower, air jet tub, his/hers sinks; W/I closet, a ‘pink mosaic Bisazza’ bathroom, family room, great room, formal & informal dining areas, formal living room, dual entry, two balconies, two gas f/p, nanny quarters & much more • Simply spectacular!

9E-139 DRAKE ST. CONCORDIA II: $659,000



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Ideal corner 33x122 level lot in prime Killarney area – steps to schools & parks! • South facing back yard, dual lane access perfect for a garage, quiet bedrooms, N. Shore Mountain views, manicured yard • Don’t miss this opportunity – Start building before summer starts. • 3,960 Sqft lot – build over 2400+ sqft brand new home with garage and mortgage helper!

Beautiful floorplan N, E & S corner 1079sf 2 bdrm + 2bath + real den • Across the street from Elsie Roy Elementary, seawall, David Lam Park, Roundhouse Comm. Centre, Urban Fare, Canada Line & Yaletown • Generous rooms, master fits king bed, granite counters, window in kitchen, marble in bathrooms, H/W flrs & new carpet in bdrms, views of False Creek, city & courtyard, Iarge insuite storage, excellent for entertaining w/ spacious living/dining, den w/ windows. Solid building, best managed in Yaletown w/ onsite Mgr. I/D pool, hot tub, gym, bike room.

SUBPENTHOUSE – 270 degree views of N. Shore Mtns. as far as you can see • 3 bdrms/2bathrms, 1179sf, open & modern floorplan w/ flr to ceiling windows, only 3 years old • Oversized bedrooms, dream master bedroom w/ its own balcony, den , walk-in closet & 5pc. ensuite bath, granite countertops, S/S appliances, laminate flooring throughout, 100sqft+ outdoor balcony for bbqs w/ views, NE corner unit with sweeping views • Location Location Location – steps to Canada Line to YVR, downtown, across from Lansdowne Mall (new Target store), Kwantlen University & more • Guest suite, clubhouse, media rm.


AQUARIUS III: $608,000

611-1500 HORNBY STREET 888 BEACH TOWERS: $438,000

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Heart of Yaletown on a treelined street in a vibrant and beautiful location in Downtown • Steps to Yaletown Heritage district, the seawall, city parks, marinas, Robson retail district & the top entertainment venues • Bosa quality 585 sqft 1 bdrm + real den (office), hardwood flrs, S/S appliances w/ gas stove, kitchen island, 2-way fireplace, insuite storage PLUS separate locker, 1 prkg, gym, hottub, guest suite & club • Rent it out or live-in, excellent condition • West city views • Rainscreened & solid concrete construction.

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RARELY ON THE MARKET • Affordable 2 bdrms + 2 bath in the waterfront master planned Marinaside neighborhood • Everything at your doorstep: Urban Fare, seawall, Roundhouse Centre, Yaletown & marinas • NE Corner 787 sqft 2bdrm + 2 full baths w/ ensuite in master, beautiful views of marina from living /dining, overlooking lagoon & city views too • Fabulous floorplan, new stainless gas stove, granite countertops, marble in bathrooms, full 4pc. guest bathroom, large insuite storage, hardwood flrs throughout, balcony for bbq’s, 1 prkg, excellent condition! • 24/7 concierge, I/D pool, hot tub, sauna, lagoon, club house, theatre, gym & more • Don’t miss this one!



5999 OAK STREET $1,018,000



Waterfront seawall & marina location – a private peaceful seaside enclave of downtown • Steps to Aquabus to Granville Island Market, miles of seawall, 1st class restaurants & miles of beaches • SW corner with views of False Creek & Granville Island sprawling 771 sqft 1 bdrm recent renos & in MINT CONDITION – show suite quality • Gas f/p, granite counters, S/S appl, front loading W/D, marble tiled entrance, new light fixtures & paint thruout, beautiful floorplan w/ generous rooms for king size bed and house sized furniture • Ultimate quiet and tranquil home • British inspired gardens, 24/7 concierge, I/D pool & gym • 1 prkg & storage • James Cheng Award winning design & solid concrete construction.


1105-1500 HOWE STREET



Location Location Location – across from Richmond market, steps to Richmond Mall, Lansdowne Mall, Kwantlen University & Canada Line to YVR • 898 sqft 2 bdrm/2bath, NW corner, opposite bedrooms, large den, granite counters, gas stove, spacious rooms, separate dining area, large outdoor balcony, 1 parking & 1 storage • Club house, concierge, gym • Rainscreened solid concrete construction. GROUP WEST COAST REALTY

SW corner w/ sweeping unobstructed views overlooking Yaletown & city • Nothing to block your views • 2 bdrm /2bath, 745sf, balcony, 1 parking & storage locker • Open floorplan w/ S/S appliances, granite counters, opposite bedrooms for max. privacy • True Yaletown location steps to the best amenities downtown–seawall, Yaletown, Robson St., Rogers Arena & more.




2202-1500 HORNBY STREET 888 BEACH: $688,000

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workers battle traffic in cars By Jeff Nagel


etro Vancouverites have Canada’s fourth longest commute to work at an average of 28.4 minutes, according to new data released by Statistics Canada. Maple Ridge workers have it worst, battling traffic for an average of 35.2 minutes, while the commute is as much as 33 minutes in the Tri Cities and 31 minutes in Surrey. downtown The numbers were contained in the voluntary long-form National Household Survey conducted as part of the 2011 Census. The region’s shortest commute was 24.3 minutes in North Vancouver City, where residents spend even less time getting to work than Vancouverites, who average 25.4 minutes. Metro commuters overwhelmingly commuted by private vehicle — 70.7 per cent — but that’s down from 74.4 per cent in 2006. Car pooling remains infrequent, with less than five per cent of commuters saying they were passengers in private vehicles. Public transit use was 19.7 per cent in Metro Vancouver, behind Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa-Gatineau, which had transit usage rates of 20 to 23 per cent. Transit ridership was up from 16.5 per cent reported in 2006. Broken down between travel mode, the findings show Metro commuters spent much longer getting to work if they took public transit — one possible reason why many still prefer to drive. The average transit rider here commuted for 40.9 minutes compared to 26.4 minutes for motorists in private vehicles. Walkers averaged a 14.4-minute stroll to work while cyclists biked on average 23.8 minutes. TransLink hopes to eventually whittle the share of car trips in the region down to 50 per cent, while increasing the number of

people who take transit, cycle or walk. TransLink spokesman Derek Zabel said the Statistics Canada findings are consistent with TransLink data, particularly on the growth of public transit. “We are increasing our ridership,” he said. “We have seen an 84 per cent increase over the last decade, equal to 109 million more transit trips.” Transit trips also increased in the last year, he said, through more efficient use of existing resources, with no extra injection of money. Despite a huge push to add bike lanes, particularly in Vancouver, there’s little sign of cycling getting out of first gear as a way of getting to work. Just 4.4 per cent pedalled to work in Vancouver, while cyclists made up just two per cent of commuters in North Vancouver, 1.3 per cent in flat Richmond and less than one per cent in most of the rest of the region. The car remains king in the AbbotsfordMission area, where 92.2 per cent of workers commuted by private vehicles, just 2.5 per cent used public transit, 2.6 per cent walked and 0.8 per cent biked. The survey also found the City of Vancouver was the workplace of 36.1 per cent of commuters from Burnaby and 13.1 per cent of commuters living in Surrey. Eight per cent of BC residents worked at home rather than at an outside workplace. BY THE NUMBERS Vancouver – 25.4 minute average commute; transit use 30 % North Vancouver City – 24.3 minute average commute; transit use 22.8 % Burnaby – 29.1 minute average commute; transit use 28.1 % Richmond – 25.9 minute average commute; transit use 18 % Coquitlam – 31.8 minute average commute; transit use 17.1 per cent. Maple Ridge – 35.2 minute average commute; transit use 9.5 % Surrey – 31 minute average commute; transit use 12.8 % Langley Township – 29 minute average commute; 3.5 % transit use



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• Stylish, 1 bdrm penthouse at Domain with enormous sundrenched 20 ft terrace & quiet, tree-lined exposure • Privacy, views, designer inspired beauty, modern upscale finishings: cork floors, spa-like baths and tiles, 9’ ceilings, white engineered stone counters, imported Italian chrome counters, s/s appliances, insuite w/d, warranty, parking & storage included • Steps to the best restaurants, grocery shopping, cafes, boutiques, etc • This is the best of South Main living!

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• Great 1 BR + den w/ gourmet kitchen w/ granite counters, quality cabinetry, KitchenAid s/s appl. • Fabulous north views & a balcony ideal for BBQs • Unit has a cozy living room with wide plank h/w flooring & fireplace • Great lifestyle unit in South Cambie steps to transit, shopping, cafes & restaurants • Pets & rentals welcome


Must see, one of a kind, custom built, Yaletown, VIEW SKYHOME @ The 501! • This luxuriously appointed urban oasis combines 2 units redesigned into a spacious 1 Bdrm plus Den • Loads of extras: Home theatre surround sound, 2 gas f/p, s/s appl., a spa-like bathroom with granite heated flrs & built in sound system, separate tiled shower & 2 person jetted jacuzzi tub. The open concept 340sf living/ dining rm includes a custom millwork desk, double sided built in wall aquarium, large master with fireplace, English Bay, Marina & City VIEWS & a lg walk in closet • Outstanding building offering 24 hr concierge, 2 guest suites, indoor/outdoor pool, exercise rm, sauna, jacuzzi, 2 parking & 2 lockers!



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1237 PHILLIPS AVE $1,198,000

• Immaculately maintained, beautiful, 6 bdrm, 4 bath home • 2 bdrm + den, ground floor mortgage helper/suite • On quiet culde-sac with easy access to the best schools in Burnaby • Bright, open & spacious home • Large kitchen with brand new stainless steel appl. • Large deck spaces & matured landscaped gardens


• Unique SUB-PENTHOUSE in reputable “Stella,” centrally located steps from Main Street’s funky shops & dining • Solid complex: glass + steel + concrete construction, the floor plan in this 1 bdrm + storage + encl. balcony/den + large, oversized patio will not disappoint • Sweeping southern vistas & bird’s eye views • High end kitchen & bath, polished chrome, wenge wood, white, thick corian countertops & kitchen island, light filled solarium • The open concept is an entertainer’s dream



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Sexual health and adventure begins at Honey Let’s face it. Even though it might not be warranted, adult toy stores don’t have the best reputation. Shops such as the upscale Honey Gifts are beginning to change that. “We offer better quality and a better environment in a better part of town,” says Honey Gifts founder and owner Karyee Yip. “Our goal is to make people comfortable when they’re shopping here.” Founded 11 years ago, Karyee opened Honey Gifts providing a comfortable environment for those shopping for adult toys, designer brand lingerie and boudoir items. The interest from customers has been so high, they opened a second location in Gastown in June. “There was nothing around that had a really nice boutique environment for women to shop for lingerie and toys,” she says. “There wasn’t really a place that wasn’t seedy and intimidating.” Without intimidation or pretension, Honey Gifts focuses on providing comfortable service to its customers, having knowledgeable, approachable staff on hand to answer any question. Karyee says that with pop culture successes such as 50 Shades of Grey, the industry is no longer taboo. “It’s become much more

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Taste your way thru’ the Food Cart Fest

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dinner entrée special Join us after 5pm in

beyond restaurant & lounge and enjoy the flavours of Chef George Koay’s new summer dinner menu.

For a limited time, purchase any dinner entrée for only $20.* 1015 Burrard Street tel: 604.684.3474 fax: 604.687.6103 *Please present this coupon prior to ordering. Limit one entrée per coupon, dine in only, no cash value. Coupon valid until July 31, 2013.

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ummer is here, which means time for some outdoor dining. While many are lounging at patios, others are getting their cardio by finding the city’s food carts. Street food is about convenience, but some of Vancouver’s street food is worth setting time aside and seeking out. I’ve tried almost all the food carts in the city by now, and I’m proud to see how diverse the options are. The focus on local and sustainable ingredients and environmentally friendly initiatives is high, and they set a fantastic example for other cities to follow. Despite food trucks being so “last year”, the street food scene in Vancouver is vibrant with a loyal following of street food fans. Vancouver’s Food Cart Fest, presented by Arrival and The Streetfood Vancouver Society, is every Sunday from 12-5pm until September 22. More than 20 of Vancouver’s favourite food carts come together at 215 W. 1st (between the Cambie Street Bridge and Olympic Village). Along with food carts and trucks, there is live music, DJs, community markets, and entertainment for the whole family. Admission is $2; children under 13 are free. While all the trucks have something unique to offer, here are 10 of my favourites from Vancouver’s Food Cart Fest, listed in no particular order. This is not a “Top 10” or “Best Of” list (I wrote previously on how I feel about those). These are simply things I like a lot and recommend. You have 12 Sundays to try them all. 1) Sweet & Spicy Chicken Karaage at Mogu Japanese Street Eats. Don’t underestimate it — this is no ordinary Chicken Karaage. This truck is under rated and their karaage is highly addictive. 2) Chicken and Waffles at Yolk’s. This truck serves upscale restaurant-quality breakfast without the price. It’s properly executed food and it’s one of my favourites overall.

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3) Tuna Ta Taco at TacoFino. This is another truck pretty much getting everything right. This West Coast-style taco features lightly seared sesame-soy albacore tuna, wasabi-ginger mayo, shredded cabbage, mango salsa and seaweed salad on a fire-toasted flour tortilla. 4) Korean Breakfast Burrito at Roaming Dragon. It’s scrambled eggs, bell peppers, spinach, mozzarella cheese, salsa, Asian guacamole and Korean BBQ sauce. 5) Marghertia at Pazzarella. This is Canada’s first wood-fired pizza truck and it is rather authentic to Neapolitan standards, too. The dough is made from 100 per cent Caputo 00 flour and the crust is foldable with a charred aroma all round. 6) The Market Bowl at JJ’s Trucketeria. It’s a hearty vegetarian and vegan stew of market-fresh veggies on brown rice. The sauce is made from chickpeas and almonds and, for a truck focused on mainly meats, I was impressed! 7) The Breakfast Porker from Pig on the Street. It’s double-smoked bacon, sage and apple sausage stuffing, home made chutney, goat Gouda, house-made caramelized onion mayo, avocado, fried eggs, greens, and Krissy’s house-made hot sauce all wrapped up in their handmade flatbread. 8) Kiss Ass Rice with Braised Pork Belly at Le Tigre. It’s melt-in-your-mouth pork belly with a sous vide egg and seven-spice mayo. 9) The Jerk Chicken Roti at The Reef Runner, which is one of Vancouver’s newest food trucks. It’s an extension of The Reef restaurants and they make the roti fresh upon order. The Jerk Chicken poutine is also a hit. 10) Mom’s Meatloaf Grilled Cheese at Mom’s Grilled Cheese. I know it’s just a grilled cheese, but it’s a pretty impressive grilled cheese. The first-ever We Heart Local Awards started July 1, and there’s a category for ‘‘Favourite Local Food Truck’’. I strongly encourage people to try as many trucks as possible before voting. Don’t just vote for the most popular. Nominations are open from July 1 to 15 and voting is from July 16 to August 5. To nominate someone, and to vote later, go to Find Mijune at the grand opening of Miku Restaurant’s relocation to Waterfront (200 Granville Street) on July 4. Find out more about Mijune at or follow her on Twitter @followmefoodie.

Blind (wine) ambition You never know what you’re going to drink at the Undercover fundraiser — the fun is in the guessing

So what happens when I get to tear around a room tasting wines without knowing what they are? I find a few new favourites, too! Here are a couple of them:

Synchromesh 2012 ‘Thorny Vines’ Riesling | Okanagan Valley, BC | $19-23 | Winery Direct/Private Stores There’s been a buzz around town about Okanagan Falls’ Synchromesh Wines, and what a pleasure it was to finally give them a whirl and find them to be totally worthy! The best part is that I wasn’t influenced by that buzz as I enjoyed lifted aromatics of lime, green apple and jasmine, followed by orange marmalade and lemonade on the palate. It’s juicy, but still finishes dry. Yet another fantastic BC Riesling to add to my evergrowing list of favourites!

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ast week I had the pleasure of hosting Undercover, a fundraiser for the Shooting Stars Foundation which provides support to local HIV/AIDS organizations. It’s one of my absolutely favourite events of the year and the premise is simple. It’s a walk-around, festival-style tasting, similar to the Vancouver International Wine Festival. But here’s the kicker: all 80 wines in the room were covered in brown bags, poured completely blind to the 350 guests in attendance. Yup, you approach any table and the only thing you get to know is if the wine is white, pink, red or sparkling (there’s something to be said for the obvious here), and the agents pouring are permitted to share if the wines are Old World (European) or New World. Attendees are given programs with number that correspond to the wines poured, and are encouraged to score and make notes on favourites. About a half hour before the events wrap up, all wines are uncovered and you get to buzz around, discovering what your new favourites are, which usually entails a few surprises! I like the concept for a few reasons, not least of which is that it’s so much fun. The other thing is that your subconscious can’t muddle your perception based on brands, grapes or countries you assume to like or dislike. It’s wine tasting without a net, just pure opinion based on sight, aroma and taste. When you’re getting together with a bunch of people this summer; I highly recommend you try your own home version of the idea. You’d be surprised how enjoyable it can be when you don’t know what you’re drinking, and it’s extra fun when your friend who claims to hate Riesling chooses one as their favourite.

Peter & Peter 2009 Pinot Noir | Pfalz, Germany | $18.99 | BC Liquor Stores What a pleasant and delicate little Pinot Noir! Definitely on the lighter side of red, chill this one up a bit and enjoy raspberries, cherries, a stony minerality with a couple flecks of fresh herbs. That little bit of age on it brings nuances of cola and sarsaparilla. I’m thinking hamburgers or hot dogs, and topping up my glass often.


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Starring Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy Directed by Paul Feig Becoming typecast is one of the many pitfalls Hollywood actors attempt to avoid and the two leads in Paul Feig’s buddy comedy, The Heat, tread dangerously close to stereotypical territory. Sandra Bullock plays the conservative, tightly wound FBI agent who is paired up with Melissa McCarthy’s crass and volatile Boston cop and, although the idea sounds good on paper, the results are astonishingly tepid.  When the two put their difference aside and come together to take down a ruthless drug lord they soon find a predictable friendship is brewing. The movie’s script, from newcomer Katie Dippold, is full of rude and offensive jokes but short on real wit and nuance, something Feig’s


previous effort Bridesmaids was able to pull off so effectively. Instead, we are left with a meanspirited, aggressively violent and clichéd jumble of skits that fit together awkwardly into a full length film.  The other unsettling aspect of the movie’s comedic elements is the physical comedy McCarthy is forced to endure at the expense of her weight, the results are beyond unflattering. The Heat boasts some strong supporting Thor players: Oscar nominee Demian BiDiakow chir, who does little more that scowl; Jane Curtin, who is reduced to one-liners; and the once great Michael Rapaport, whose talents are hidden beneath a paper thin character.  Perhaps the film would have worked better if Bullock and McCarthy’s roles were reversed; at least is would offer some modicum of surprise; sadly the final product is as forgettable and stale as the film’s generic title.  

Starring Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer Directed by Gore Verbinski Apparently convinced that no one was going to take The Lone Ranger seriously in this day and age, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski (the men behind the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise) decided they weren’t obligated to either. With the exaggerated performances and over-the-top action, there’s often the sense that Verbinski is trying to create a live-action cartoon. (He’s already directed one legitimate animated Western: 2011’s wildly entertaining Rango.) And while the classic “William Tell Overture” theme music certainly lends itself well to these antic aspirations — Looney Tunes’ Bugs Bunny Rides Again employed the same composition — the inclusion of sequences that see a Comanche tribe mowed down by a Gatling gun reduce the movie to a tonal nightmare. Furthermore, the running time seems to have ballooned to two-and-a-half


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Starring Javier Cámara, Raúl Arévalo, Carlos Areces Directed by Pedro Almodóvar Whereas 2011’s sinister and subversive The Skin I Live In saw Spanish provocateur Pedro Almodóvar putting his perverse twist on the classic mad scientist tale, this farcical follow-up largely amounts to his version of Airplane! for the art house set. While it’s apparent that the screwball comedy here is intended to satirize the scandalous state of affairs in Spain, I’m So Excited! is too burdened by broad camp and dull quirk to ever really get off the ground. In a clever set-up that establishes the entitled/ encumbered divide between the film’s characters, it’s a pair of glamourous superstars who make life miserable for a trio of working stiffs. Preoccupied with their own ongoing soap opera, two ground crew staff (Antonio Banderas and Penélope Cruz) inadvertently damage an aircraft’s landing gear right before takeoff. With the problem only detected once airborne and an emergency landing required, the flight attendants — Joserra (Javier Cámara), Ulloa (Raúl Arévalo) and Fajas (Carlos Areces) — are charged with keeping the passengers distracted. Of course, airlines’ time-honoured class system ensures unequal treatment. While the commoners in coach are unceremoniously knocked out, the affluent eccentrics in first class drink and drug in excess, spilling their tabloid-worthy backstories in the process. However, when you find yourself focusing on how the aesthetics of a commercial aircraft lend themselves well to Almodóvar’s fetishistic touch, it’s safe to say that these lurid secrets are failing to fascinate. Ultimately, I’m So Excited! is the equivalent of being stuck on a transatlantic flight next to someone’s who’s not nearly as funny as he fancies himself to be. — Curtis Woloschuk

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1 Jessica Quan of the Vancouver Heritage Foundation, Chris Kerisiotis, Alvaro Prol and Bill Kerisiotis of Celebrities, historian Michael Kluckner and city councillor Adriane Carr at the historical plaque dedication at the Davie Street nightclub June 27. 2 Photographer Michel Chicoine, food stylist and writer Nathan Fong and Shelley McArthur of SMC Communications at the Joe Fortes patio tweet-up June 25. 3 Larissa Kroeker of Go Vancouver, CTV’s Chris Flak and Aamer Haleen and recent BCIT grad Angela Jung talk food and media at Joe Fortes. 4 GM Michael Gayman and owner Peter Girges at opening weekend at West Oak in Yaletown. 5 Dilawri Group’s Brad Laviolette and his wife Stacy at the Shooting Stars Foundation’s Undercover at Villa Amato June 27. 6 DJ Kim Ann Foxman with owner Barry Rabold at Ginger 62 on June 28. 7 Zhiyuan Lu, head of the Hainan government delegatation, Alice Wong, Richmond MP and Minister of State for Seniors, actress Demi Z and Ricky Li, president of the Association of Chinese Cultural Promotion Canada at the first China Hainan Cultural Festival in Richmond June 26. 8 Artist Stuart Slind and Bau-Xi’s Tallie Thompson at his exhibit opening on South Granville June 27.



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THE EMPRESS OF CANADA In 1958, a man stood on the steps of the Vancouver Courthouse protesting the lack of equality in Canada for gays and lesbians - and not one person stopped to hear him speak. That man then did something that, in those days, shocked people to their core.


He put on a dress. On August 15, 1958 a pioneer of our LGBTQ community in Canada took a stand for all, and for the first time people stopped and listened to him. He had a voice.



He used that voice to start the letter-writing campaign that brought him friendships with Pierre Elliott Trudeau and Tommy Douglas, and resulted in the decriminalization of homosexuality. In the 55 years that have followed, ted northe has organized and sponsored the first Pride March in Canada (1963); created the oldest continuously-running LGBTQ organization in Canada, the Courts of Canada (1964); started the first Gay Businessman’s guild (1970); the first gay sports league in Canada

(1974); and co-founded the Greater Vancouver Native Cultural Society (1975), the first LGBT First Nations Group in the country, and numerous other programs. A thorn in the side of modern society, Mr. northe was accused of propagating the “gay agenda” through his supposed “gay mafia” - dubbed “ted northe and his lavender hill mob” by the Vancouver Sun and Province in 1970. Mr. northe has held the title of Empress of Canada for 50 years, and is the only currently reigning empress of Mexico (Ensenada). In 1996, Mr.northe signed an accord with the courts of the United States, creating an International Court System. In his lifetime northe has been a leader in the fight against the AIDS Epidemic in the 1980s and has dedicated himself wholly to the advancement of rights for the LGBT community. He has been a driving force in defining the modern LGBT Community and Human Rights Movement in Canada as we know it today.

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CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

25 yrs in roofing industry “ ABOVE THE REST “ Interior & Exterior Unbeatable Prices & Professional Crew. • Free Est. • Written Guarantee • No Hassle • Quick Work • Insured • WCB


Family owned & operated. Fully ins. We do Cedar Shakes, conversions, concrete tiles, torchon, fibreglass shingles, restoration & repairs. 20 yr labour warr. 604-427-2626 or 723-2626

GOLDEN RETRIEVER purebred pups, born May 2, ready to go. First shots & vet checked. Cute & cuddly, $700. Contact Sherry at cell # 604-869-6367


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



EXPANDING PIPELINE COMPANY in Central Alberta requires Class 1 Winch Truck Operators and Heavy Equipment Technicians experienced in truck, trailer and off road equipment repair. Fax resume to: 403-507-2766. Attention: Phil Dunn. EXPERIENCED PARTS PERSON required for a progressive auto/ industrial supplier. Hired applicant will receive top wages, full benefits and RRSP bonuses plus moving allowances. Our 26,000ft2 store is located 2.5 hours N.E. of Edmonton, Alberta. See our community at Send resume to: Sapphire Auto, Box 306, Lac La Biche, AB, T0A 2C0. Email:

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.


Home & Yard Clean Ups Residential / Commercial

No Job Too Small

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



Mega Cranes Ltd. an industry leader is seeking an energetic, aggressive self starter for a full time position. Req. immediately. Fabrication experience, CWB, GMAW, FCAW, SMAW, is preferred.

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


MOON CONSTRUCTION BUILDING SERVICES • Additions • Renovations • New Construction Specializing in • Concrete • Forming • Framing • Siding

All your carpentry needs & handyman requirements.




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3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.



10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005 BRO MARV PLUMBING 24/7 Plumbing, heating, plugged drains BBB. (604)582-1598,


Hauling Anything.. But Dead Bodies!! 20 YARD BINS AVAILABLE We Load or You Load !

604.220.JUNK(5865) Serving Metro Vancouver Since 1988

RECYCLE-IT! JUNK REMOVAL • Estate Services • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses • More

Recycled Earth Friendly HOT TUBS ARE NO PROBLEM!



Power Washing, Gutters, Windows, Maintenance, Res/Comm. Lic/Ins’d. Free Est. Call Dean (604)839-8856


Delivery & Pick-Up Included Residential & Commercial Service • Green Waste • Construction Debris • Renovations • House Clean Outs



LAB Yellow X Golden Retriever pups. Family/ hobby farm raised. Vet ✓, shots, short hair, parents exc temper. $595. 604-835-0305. LASSIE DOODLES (poodle x collie) pups, born June 16, specially created perfect family dogs, intelligent, easy to train, good natured, gentle, good with animals/kids, low/no shed for hypoallergenic, will be med. sz about 45-50lbs 23-24in tall, will have shots & deworming, males & females, black & rare blue merle colors. Raised in the house w/kids. $850-$950 Mission, 604-820-4827 NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or STUDS available, PUG (rare silver) and Golden Retriever, OFA hip and eye cert. both great natured family dogs, personality plus, Mission, 604-820-4827

604-537-4140 1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Across the street - across the world Real Professionals, Reas. Rates. Best in every way! 604-721-4555.

New Nelson Lake Front Home 3 bdrm, 2 1/2 bath, 2200 sq’ 1100 sq’ unfinished basement, double garage and large sundeck. The home features inslab heating for basement, forced air heating w/heat pump, A/C, HW on demand, gas FP, hide a hose vacuum + BBQ outlet. Yard fully landscaped with in ground sprinklers and staircase to your own beach. The home is certified energuide 80 with the majority of windows triple glazed promising comfortable living both winter and summer with minimal energy costs no worries about septic fields or community water systems protected by 10 5 2 home warranty. 1101 Sproat Drive (John’s Walk) $729,000 inclu taxes call Bill 250-226-7809


WE BUY HOUSES! Older House • Damaged House Moving • Estate Sale • Just Want Out • Behind on Payments Quick Cash! • Flexible Terms! CALL US FIRST! 604-626-9647

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS ALWAYS Sunny in Cache Creek! 20x54 double wide, 3 skylights, river setting, 3 bed, 1 1/2 bath, a/c deck off mstr bdrm, Walk to town. $65,000 with $240 pad rent. or 604-690-1438




AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673 TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!

2 hr. Service (604)209-2026

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



LARGE Log House +84 acr, Sussex NB, $199,000. 506-653-1374 The Scrapper






STRAWBERRIES Greenvale Farms


VANCOUVER Georgia St nr Costco 1 Bdrm +den apt on 33rd floor, nice & bright, inste laundry, pkng, small pet ok. Aug1. $1600. 604-773-7398


Take 264 St exit off Hwy #1 & follow signs (6030 248 Street)

You Pick or We Pick! OPEN Mon - Sat. 8am-7pm Sun & Holidays 8am-6pm


Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402



From 1, 3, 5, 7 & 10 Ton Trucks Licensed ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free Estimate/Senior Discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos


6 - 50 Yard Bins

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



Starting from $199.00




627 P/B blue males Ready to go. 1st shots & tails/dew claws done. ULTIMATE FAMILY GUARDIAN $1000 604-308-5665



Always! Power Washing, Window & Gutter cleaning, all your exterior cleaning needs. 604-230-0627



CRESCENT Plumbing & Heating Licensed Residential 24hr. Service • Hot water tanks • Furnaces • Broilers • Plugged Drains 778-862-0560

Over 20yrs experience.

Running this ad for 8yrs



Ray 604-780-6304


604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley


BENEFIT PACKAGE! Please contact Mike e-mail: or fax 604.599.5250


WEED FREE Mushroom Manure 13 yards - $180 or Well Rotted 10 yds - $200. 604-856-8877



BENEFIT PACKAGE! Please contact Mike e-mail: or fax 604.599.5250

Free Estimates ~ 7 Days/Wk

Call Tony 604-834-2597




Bulldog Disposal Co.




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

Painting & Renovations

No Credit Checks!


KILL BED BUGS & THEIR EGGS! Buy a Harris Bed Bug Kit, Complete Room Treatment Solution. Odorless, Non-Staining. Available online (NOT IN STORES)


Cash same day, local office.

HIGH SCHOOL & Univ/College Students



Borrow Up To $25,000

Summer Work



Own A Vehicle?

Call Sara to start today! 604-777-2195


PETS Moving & Storage Visa OK. 604-628-7136

MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

Need CA$H Today?



604-856-3626 / 604-855-9351

removal done RIGHT!

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

• Tree Trimming • Fully Insured • Best Rates



GL ROOFING. Cedar/Asphalt, Flat roofs, WCB Clean Gutters - $80. 604-240-5362.


HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837



A1 AUTO LOANS. Good, Bad or No Credit - No problem. We help with rebuilding credit & also offer a first time buyer program. Call 1-855-957-7755.

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

1-800-961-7022 DL# 7557

Goods will be auctioned on July 16, 2013 and thereafter at Tyldesleys Auctions at 1055 Vernon Dr. Vancouver BC to satisfy outstanding charges for storage rental at: The Storeroom incurred by the following: Q Four Financial, Asghar Bagheri, Lili Johnson, Bryan Somerville, Kristal Tanti, Jennifer Lihou, Lyudmyla Hammerer, Penni Vanstone, Kazuko Shimitzu

WEEKLY SPECIALS 100% BC Owned and Operated Prices Effective July 4 to July 10, 2013. We reserve the right to limit quantities. We reserve the right to correct printing errors.

Grocery Department Ethical Bean Organic Fair Trade Coffee



Meat Department assorted varieties





Uncle Luke's Organic Maple Syrup










assorted varieties, assorted sizes


assorted varieties



650g product of Canada


Eco Max Household Cleaners


Bakery Department


284g product of Canada

Organic Country French Bread white or 60% wholewheat

1.00 off

Amy's Kitchen Refried Organic Beans

assorted varieties

regular retail price 480-530g

assorted varieties




710ml product of Canada


Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies 12 pack or Muesli Bars 3 pack

398ml product of USA


SunRype Fruit to Go

Dry Sodas

assorted varieties

assorted varieties 355ml +deposit +eco fee • product of USA

14g product of Canada

Mediterranean Snacks Baked Lentil Chips


assorted varieties


product of Canada

Organic Red Bunch Beets from Two Ee’s Farm in Surrey, B.C.


regular or sandwich

per bunch

bags or bins

20% off regular retail price

Health Care Department Vega Energizing Smoothie





Energize your day with a convenient, on-the-go nutrient boost. One serving of Vega Energizing Smoothie is equivalent to two servings of veggies .

Flora™ Flax Oil



• Unrefined, virgin oil. • GMO-free. • Source of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids.

Boiron Arnicare Cream or Gel


2.00 off

WOW! PRICING regular retail price 454-525g

128-170g • product of USA


product of Canada

• Certified organic.

Wholesome Flaxseed Rice Bread

Vita D Sunshine Eggs Large 1 dozen

retail price

Rice Bakery



1.00 off regular



1 pint product of Canada

Pecan Tops

Sol Cuisine Frozen Veggie Burgers

assorted varieties


Bulk Department

Tre Stelle and Dofino Cheese Slices

reg price 6.49

Olympic Organic Yogurt

B.C. Grown


reg price 3.99 each

473ml product of USA


227g product of Canada





1L • +deposit +eco fee product of Canada




156g product of USA

assorted varieties

assorted varieties


Zorba’s Mushroom, White Wine and Parmesan Phyllos

assorted varieties

Mrs. Renfro’s Gourmet Salsa

SunRype 100% Juice


Deli Department

Food Should Taste Good Tortilla Chips

250ml product of Canada


4.99lb/ 11.00kg


picked fresh daily

Red Grape Tomatoes

value pack

100-200g product of Canada





Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts


assorted varieties


170-297g • product of USA

L’Ancetre Cheese Grated Parmesan, Organic Goat or Parmesan Block

500ml product of Canada


4.99lb/ 11.00kg



Premium Raspberries from Berry Haven Farm Abbotsford, B.C.

value pack



340g product of Canada

Dairyland 10% Organic Cream

Spring Creek Lean Ground Beef

Popcorn Indiana Popcorn and Chips

assorted varieties

Produce Department


• For muscle and joint pain, and bumps and bruises. • Quickly absorbed (non-greasy). • Paraben Free.


Look for us at the Epic Festival!


Western Canada’s Sustainable Living Festival July 6-7, 2013 at the VanDusen Botanical Garden.

Look for our

Sustainable living marketplace, gardening workshops, celebration of food and live music. Purchase your ticket online and save!


Sponsored in part by: 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




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, July 04, 2013  

July 04, 2013 edition of the WE Vancouver