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Ice Cream Social returns In the 1960s, bands such as Led Zeppelin and Velvet Underground played at a Davie Street club called Retinal Circus. Today it’s known as Celebrities and on September 1, it’s paying homage to its past by hosting a light-filled circus for the eyes and ears. DJs Tyler Fedchuk, Cam Dales, Trevor Risk and friends have been asked to resurrect the Ice Cream Social. The 50s- and 60s-inspired sock hop soiree got its start in the back of Shine Nightclub in 2007 and later moved to the Waldorf Hotel, where 1,000 people gathered to lament the loss of the weekly edition in January. (The Waldorf Hotel itself didn’t close but the people who made it into one of Vancouver’s most popular music and culture destinations left the East Hastings building.) With its new LED wall and ceiling pulsing to the sounds of rock n roll, blues, garage rock, tropicalia and French pop, Celebrities is making everything old seem amazingly new again.
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Trial by film Friendship between actresses strengthened, not strained, by cinematic passion project By Sabrina Furminger
ho says women can’t work well together (besides anyone who’s watched more than five seconds of The Real Housewives
of Vancouver)? Throw those antiquated notions about female group dynamics out the window. Not only can women collaborate without backstabbing, cat-fighting, or squabbling, but they can elevate each other to new personal heights — and create something truly remarkable in the process. Case in point: three busy Vancouver-rooted film and TV actresses — Agam Darshi, Crystal Lowe, and Sandy Sidhu — pooled their considerable talents, contacts, and other tangible resources to bring Darshi’s script for a short film to life. “Sometimes in business, especially in film, you’ve got to suss each other out and do this stupid, ridiculous dance, and we skipped all that,” said Lowe, seated beside Sidhu at a corner table in Lowe’s Main Street restolounge, Hyde. “There was a trust already there.” Darshi wasn’t available for the in-person tête-à-tête. She was in Toronto shooting
CTV’s new cop drama Played, which is set to premiere on October 3. “It was one of those wonderful dynamics where you can lean on the person and they could lean on you,” Darshi said later in a separate phone interview. The trio met through the industry and forged their friendship on set and off. In recent years, they’d all grown more interested in exploring roles on the other side of the camera. Last summer, they stepped up their game and, with Darshi’s script for Fade Out in hand, began applying to film-friendly bodies like Crazy8s and bravoFACT. When their application for a bravoFACT grant was greenlit in December 2012, they had only a few weeks to pull the entire production together. Darshi (who co-starred on Sanctuary and recently won a Leo Award for her role in Crimes of Mike Recket) directed, while Lowe and Sidhu shared producing responsibilities. It was the first time any of these experienced actresses had attempted any of these weighty roles. “It was so scary for me, because we didn’t know what we were doing until we did it,” said Sidhu. That’s how Darshi remembers it, too. The veteran thespian stepped onto the set that January day — the first of two at the Stanley Theatre, where more than 100 crew members and extras had shown up to work — knowing that the success of the project hinged on how well she executed her role. “It was totally intimidating at first, knowing I was going to direct all of these people,” she said. “You want to have a director that
Actresses Sandy Sidhu and Crystal Lowe are producers of Fade Out, a short film written by Agam Darshi; actress Krista Rand turned the film downturn into an opportunity to produce a new web series called Last Fall of Ashes (story on page 6). Make-up by Ariana Quashie and Atefeh Shojaie. Photo by Rob Newell
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you believe in, and I knew that I had to really trust myself and trust the vision for this project.” The potential for behind-the-scenes drama was great. Would the trio fail in their roles? Would their friendships survive the strain of film production? And how would Darshi’s husband Juan Reidinger — a Leo Award-winning actor who would edit the project — fit into the mix? But the drama was reserved for the screen. The trio supported each other during production and post, and rave about each other (and Reidinger, who Lowe described as egoless) to this day. “I can still remember watching [Darshi] and thinking how just on-point she was,” Sidhu enthused. On the rare occasion when conflict reared its ugly head, they dealt with it quickly — if not a little unconventionally. “One day [Lowe and I] were getting really stressed with each other, and [Lowe] turned to me and said, ‘Okay, we’re getting snappy, let’s do a work-out,’ and we did 20 minutes of jumping jacks and weight training and that was the height of it,” said Sidhu, laughing. “We survive the way that we do is because we’re honest with each other when it happens,” added Lowe. And they’re fiercely proud of the nineminute fruit of their labour. Fade Out is a portrait of an aging starlet having a less than stellar evening. The short stars Ona Grauer (Cult) and Adrian Holmes (Elysium) and will debut on Bravo in 2014 — as soon as it completes its festival cycle. “It’s something of a satire about celebrity culture, about what it is to be a woman who is aging in front of the camera, and what it is to play that private side of you versus that public side of you,” explained Darshi. In order to bring Darshi’s compelling vision to the screen, the team had to rely on
more than each other. They welcomed able assistance from friends and family, as well as crew members from shows they’ve worked on (including a handful from Lowe’s recently wrapped TV gig, Primeval: New World). “We’ve been [in Vancouver] long enough that we’ve really developed some wonderful relationships with people that they were 100 per cent on board when we decided to make this film,” says Darshi. “The production value is really high and that’s not something that’s easy to pull off when it’s your first time producing and your first time directing.” A couple of Darshi’s fans even drove up from the States to volunteer as extras. The entire whirlwind experience has whet the trio’s appetites for DIY filmmaking endeavors. “At the cast and crew screening, I just went to the back and watched everyone watch it, and seeing them smile and seeing that they were so proud to be part of [Fade Out], my first thought was, ‘Again! Again! I want to do it again,’” said Sidhu, who is slated to appear on CBS’ Intelligence. And she may soon have her chance: Darshi is penning a couple of features with her writing partner, Vancouver-based actress Leena Munro, and Sidhu and Lowe are contemplating future producing and directing projects. Still, they’re all committed to their thriving careers in front of the camera, too. “I get to do my craft, which is making somebody else’s character come to life, but I want somebody else to make the characters that I have in my head come to life, and I don’t think I’ll ever be satisfied without both again,” said Lowe. “Also, I don’t feel like sitting around waiting for the phone to ring, and why should I?”
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Spinning webs Web series scene flourishes in wake of film & TV slowdown By Sabrina Furminger
hile the local film and TV industry wrestles with a well-documented slowdown, scrappy talents from both sides of the camera aren’t twiddling their thumbs or staring wistfully at their smartphones. Instead, many are applying their ample abilities to a segment of the biz that’s experiencing rapid growth: the brave new world of web-based serials. In the online entertainment sphere, Vancouver is a bustling frontier town, and our homegrown filmmakers are creating some of the most popular series on the ‘net. “It’s exciting because we’re in the beginning stages [of web series], and the people that are involved are really passionate and keen and helping it grow,” said Krista Rand, a film and TV actress turned web series advocate and producer. Rand is a founding member of Vancouver Web Series Community (VAN WEB COM), a networking/cheerleading/support group for local creators of digital content. In June, VAN WEB COM screened teasers and trailers from 16 locally produced web series for a packed house of creative types and online entertainment aficionados. The passion in the venue — and the stellar quality of the work screened — left Rand breathless with excitement for the future. “Everybody was really keen to meet everybody, and unlike your typical networking event, people weren’t in it to get a job,” said Rand. Beyond the fact that web series can be creative jungle gyms for underemployed artists and film students — and that there’s something freeing about working outside of a traditional studio’s sphere of influence — there’s a demand for web series from viwers, too. “There are so many people
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out there who don’t have cable anymore, who just use the internet,” said Rand. Increased demand means more creators entering the fray, but Rand says competition is good for business. “With new people coming into this format, it’s challenging everyone to do quality work. It’s only going to grow bigger and better.” It can be costly to bring a web series to fruition, but local creators are pooling their resources and skills to make the most of meager budgets. “Everyone pulls together and leans on each other and says, ‘Well, I’m not doing a show right now, you can have my camera,’ and ‘Hey, I’ll volunteer and be your sound person for the weekend,’” said Rand, whose next project, entitled Last Fall of Ashes, will make its online debut later this year. “The lean times can be the best times to create.” Rand offers this shortlist of locally shot web series: • The Actress Diaries: With a downtown Vancouver restaurant as its setting, this uber-popular comedy follows the misadventures of two aspiring actresses. TheActressDiaries.com • True Heroines: This unique sci-fi dramedy explores the lives of three seemingly normal 1950s housewives who happen to have superpowers. (Bonus: the cast can often be found performing live cabaret shows around town). TheTrueHeroines.com) • Divine: The Series: The age-old battle between freewill and determination is given a comic bookstyle treatment in this award-winning action thriller. Youtube.com/divinetheseries) • Yoga Town: A mockumentary about the ragtag staff of a struggling yoga studio. WatchYogaTown.com) • The Runner: Social activist, parkour traceur and skateboarder Josh Rundell runs, flips and climbs while striving to prove he’s innocent of murder. TheRunnerSeries.com) These projects are only the tip of an ever-expanding iceberg of Vancouver-made digital content. Watch for the Vancouver Web Fest — Canada’s first film festival dedicated to web series — to make its debut in May 2014.
Meet Vancouver’s very own James Bond Lawyer to be featured in documentary By Martha Perkins
orty-six years ago, when Marvin and Susie Bond welcomed their baby son into the world, they wanted to pay homage to an uncle by giving their son the same first name, James. They were vaguely aware that a few movies had been made about a fictitious British spy but, living in a small town in BC’s south-eastern interior, they had no idea that they’d be giving their son one of the most iconic names in popular culture. “When you’re in junior high school, and school is tough for a lot of reasons, having a name like James Bond certainly wasn’t helpful,” says the successful Vancouver corporate lawyer with a laugh. “But now my clients love being able say, ‘I’ll have my lawyer, James Bond, contact you...’” In his teenaged years, Bond called himself Jim, not able to cope with all the attention, and jokes, his name garnered. He had to grow into the full name which always — always — provokes a comment. The most common question people ask is, “Did your parents know
what they were doing when they named you James Bond?” Since we’ve already answered that, above, now we get to the second most common comment: “That’s a great name to pick up women with.” Bond laughs. “If I’m brave enough, I’ll say, ‘Or guys.’” James Bond, or at least this James Bond, is gay. Next month he’s getting married to his partner, Brad Davis, a local realtor. At the wedding will be the film crew of The Other Fellow, a documentary that follows several real-life James Bonds. (A clip is available on YouTube.) Director Matt Bowyer first met Vancouver’s James Bond — apparently there’s a surgeon in Surrey with the same name — in Toronto. Bond had flown there for the birth of his twin children. Their mothers are a lesbian couple who also have an older son with Bond. It’s not quite the scene one imagines for a 007 (unless, of course, you picked up a gay vibe between Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem in Skyfall.) The irony is that Bond and Davis rarely watch James Bond movies. In fact, when trying to come up with the name of the last one, Davis describes it as the one “when that lady dies.” That lady. Bond says he sometimes calls Davis M because “he’s always trying to tell
me what to do.” Thanks to the other Bond, Bond has developed a fondness for martinis. “When people find out my name, they start sending me martinis and when free drinks are coming your way, you learn to love them.” He also loves his name. It’s a great icebreaker and no one ever forgets it. When he’s travelling in the United Kingdom, “people make a fairly big deal of it.” At US Customs, the customs official once pulled him aside so he could tell all the other custom officials that he was clearing James Bond. Canadians? “They’re pretty calm.” When he and Davis marry, neither one is tempted to change last names. Brad Bond? No thanks, says Davis respectfully. As to James Bond, “once I got comfortable carrying around the name, I’d never go back. I like seeing people smile. There aren’t too many other names that carry such a large meaning.” See story on VIFF’s James Bond retrospective on page 27.
Of course Vancouver lawyer James Bond, who will be featured in a documentary, has a penchant for martinis. He especially likes the one at Market at Shangri-La. He and Brad Davis are getting married next month and the film crew will be there. Rob Newell photo
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DFO steps up patrols against Fraser sockeye poachers Fisheries officers have doubled their patrols on the lower Fraser River to battle poachers who are illegally catching threatened sockeye salmon to sell into the black market. All fishing for sockeye has been shut down in response to a low run size and dangerously high river temperatures to ensure as many of the salmon get upriver to spawn as possible. But Department of Fisheries and Oceans area director Herb Redekopp said the “full-out conservation closure” hasn’t deterred illegal fishing. The most intense illegal fishing is happening between Surrey and Spuzzum, in various hot spots around Agassiz, Chilliwack and the Fraser Canyon. Poaching can be particularly lethal at the canyon, where salmon use backeddies to rest and an illegal net dropped in can quickly pull up a full set. Redekopp said DFO is using night vision imaging, remote cameras, helicopters and other aircraft to detect probable poachers for interception. Pent-up demand for sockeye has driven prices up and prompted much more illegal fishing than in past years, he said. “There’s a huge illegal marketplace for black market salmon.” Fishermen are getting about $20 a fish, Redekopp said, and some buyers are paying up to $50 each. Some of the fish being sold now may have been caught in aboriginal food fisheries that were legally conducted earlier in the summer but are not authorized for sale. Redekopp said many poachers busted on the river appear to have long criminal histories and may be fishing as a source of easy money to feed drug addictions.
Municipal campaign reforms A ban on anonymous contributions in municipal elections is among the reforms the provincial government is pledging to have in place the next time local voters go to the polls to elect councils in November of 2014. Details on the changes are to be spelled out in a white paper next month. But Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Coralee Oakes said additional changes will also require disclosure and registration of third-party advertisers in local government elections. Sponsorship information will also be mandatory on all election advertising. Limits on campaign spending for candidates, organizations and third-party advertisers are also coming, but they will be held back for implementation for the 2017 elections in order to allow more time for consultations. The province is also expected to push municipal campaigns up one month, to run in the third week of October starting in 2017.
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hen Anthony Sedlak launched the American Cheesesteak Co. with the Eng family in 2011, some people were surprised that the celebrity Food Network chef would choose such proletarian fare to hang his fame on. But then they ate one of his sandwiches, took a sip of his milkshake and tried to remember to breathe when they were devouring his French fries. Philadelphia may be the home of the cheesesteak, but Sedlak was quickly recognized as its adopted son. All of his passion for using the best ingredients and coming up with flavorful food combinations were put to work in creating the new restaurant concept. In the months leading up to the opening of the first outlet on Davie Street, the Engs and the high-energy chef became much more than business partners. Even the word friendship doesn’t quite come close to describing the bond between them. “He was like a son to me,” says Juliana Eng, who first met Sedlak through her brother Andy. “For weeks I’d see him every day. He was just the sweetest guy. For his birthday he cooked us dinner. That’s just the way he was.” When Sedlak died of an intentional drug overdose last July, the Engs were devastated. His loss was deeply personal. All the plans they’d been working on — finding new locations for American Cheesesteak Co., helping with the re-imagining of the Eng-owned Toronto Don Valley Hotel — were put on hold while they grieved. “We definitely took a step back and for a long time,” Juliana says. This spring, they started working on a new idea with chef Nyle Petherbridge (formerly of Sutton Place Hotel and the Metropolitan). Once again, they turned to America’s East Coast for inspiration: frozen custard. And, once again, they threw calories to the wind, coming up with a
Celebrity chef Anthony Sedlak was an essential part of the creation of American Cheesesteak Co. When he died last summer, the owners put the company’s growth on hold but now they feel ready to forge ahead again. variety of rich, creamy flavours that make it hard to say, “I’ll just have one spoonful.” They even created “concrete” frozen custards: take some frozen custard and add what you want, such as homemade brownies or Purdy’s Peanut Butter Bars. The addition of the frozen custards will help round out the day at the Davie Street location, which is popular during lunch and dinner and — just like us — wanted “a little something” to perk up any lulls in the day. Meanwhile, the Engs continue to search for new opportunities to expand American Cheesesteak. They’re focusing on meat-centric Calgary.
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Who hears us when we all scream for ice cream? FollowMeFoodie By Mijune Pak I don’t cry over spilt milk, but a fallen scoop of ice cream is enough to ruin my whole day. – Terri Guillemets
agree with Guillemets. I’m on one of my favourite topics: ice cream. I can have it any time of day and it is like drinking water (so I keep telling myself. ) Summer is gone, so I may be late bringing up the topic, but luckily it is available all year round even if the flavours are seasonal. Up until recently our artisan ice cream scene was lacking, and although it has improved, there is still room for more. There are many factors that make a perfect scoop. It starts with the quality of ingredients and continues with the equipment, skill, technique and execution of the ice cream maker. It’s not only the type of milk and cream used, but the fat has to be balanced without leaving a filmy residue. Most premium ice cream has around 14-16 per cent butterfat while an average ice cream has about 10-13 per cent. With simple flavours, the philosophy is usually high-quality ingredients, the fewer the better. It depends on the flavour, but I usually prefer custard-based ice creams containing egg, which is a French-style ice cream, versus an egg-free ice cream which requires no cooking, called Philadelphia-style ice cream. It is a bit of “apples and oranges” to compare, but the differences should be noted. Ideally ice cream should be made in small batches, just enough so it sells out the same day. Proper storage and keeping it covered helps prevent crystallization, but if there is fast enough turnover, crystals won’t have time to form or make a significant difference. Some ice cream connoisseurs would recommend eating ice cream between 5° to 8° F because anything below would numb the taste buds. To optimize flavour, temperature matters. As for the texture, it should have a bit of a chew without being chewy or gummy, but it also should not be fluffy with too much air which is called overrun. Ice cream is churned and, in the process, air must be incorporated to prevent a rock-solid product. It should have some air, but the final result should not be light as air. It should be well compact, and the scoop shouldn’t have ripples and curls like the advertisements show. Well-made artisan ice cream should be creamy, rich, smooth and consistent in texture, colour and flavour. Rather than telling you what is “the best”, I’ll let you be the judge. Here are some artisan small-batch ice cream makers churning Vancouver’s ice cream scene:
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Delicious autumn offerings at Book to Cooks As autum arrives, is there any better place to nest than in the kitchen? Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks is hosting a series of events that not only make you want to curl up with a good cookbook, but will also inspire you to head into the kitchen.. Highlights include Festa Lida, with chef Lidia Bastianich presenting her new book, Lidia’s Commonsense Italian Cooking while the Vancouver Opera signs arias from Tosca and the Luna Rossa Banda with Patricia Coletta will get everyone dancing. It’s October 28 at the Italian Cultural Centre. Tickets are $65, which includes the cookbook. On Sept. 19, Sweet Potato Chronicles bloggers Ceri March and Laura Keogh will offer ideas from their book, How to Feed a Family. The $39 cost includes a personalized copy of the book. Enjoy an evening of poetry in the kitchen when Danny Peart reads from Ruined by Love while musician Luis Sojo plays classical guitar. Books to Cooks will provide the provide and pour the wine. It’s $25; $40 includes a signed copy of the book. If some of your family members can’t tolerate gluten, Seattle author Shauna Ahern is teaching tips from Gluten-Free Girl Every Day on October 19. Lively conversation, good food and a copy of the book are promised with the $105 fee. A master class with Raghavan Iyer is on the plate for October 27. The cost is $75 and there’s a 15 per cent discount on his book, Indian Cooking Unfolded: A Master Class. After a summer of baking for farmers’ markets, on October 29 and November 26, Chris Brown shares why he loves Ken Forkish’s book on the fundamentals of artisan bread and pizza. The $115 includes a light supper (with very healthy serving of bread) and a copy of Flour Water Salt Yeast. Mollie Katzen is a gardener and a chef, and the two are closely entwined. On November 12, the Farmer’s Apprentice Restaurant will host a dinner for her and 24 guests. The $135 cost includes dinner, wine and a personalized copy of Katzen’s The Heart of the Plate. Details are available or can purchase tickets by calling 604-688-6755. You might want to do that soon — dinners with Vancouver’s Bocuse d’Or chef Alex Chen and the chef behind the successful Seattle restaurant Lark have already been sold out.
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Seventeen89 opens on Comox 1789 was a historic year — start of the French Revolution, a mutiny on a ship called Bounty and George Washington being sworn into office. Chef Daryle Ryo Nagata and third-generation fisherman Paul Puratich are hoping that 1789 is also an auspicious number for their new restaurant, Seventeen89 (which is at 1789 Comox.) “What we share is a love of delicious, unfussy food made with the very best ingredients we can find,” says Nagata in a press release. He brings his culinary experiences from his travels around the world — born in Alberta, trained in Switzerland — while Puratich has a deep knowledge of the bounties of the sea. As well as its fresh-off-the-boat seafood menu, Seventeen89 offers vegetarian and gluten-free options. It is open for dinner at 4 p.m. every day except Monday, for lunch on Friday, and for brunch Saturday, Sunday and long weekends. It will soon also add a traditional afternoon tea.
Poetic ode to farmers Tell local farmers and producers how much you love them with a poem. Haikus, ballads, odes and limericks are all welcome in the first Ode To A Farmer Poetry Contest in honour of Farmers Appreciation Week Sept. 8 to 15. The contest, sponsored by the BC Association of Farmers’ Markets, is open to all BC residents and submissions will be accepted until September 8 at midnight. A winning poem will be selected from each region. BCFarmersMarket.org.
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Argiolas Costamolino 2011 Vermentino Di Sardegna | Sardinia, Italy | $19.99 | BC Liquor Stores Let’s step away from the Italian mainland, hop a ferry to Sardinia and jump on the Vermentino train! Why settle for yet another Pinot Grigio, when there’s this charmer of a white made from grapes grown on sunny hillsides almost 200 metres above sea level? Get ready to enjoy plenty of complexity and a good dab of richness with key lime pie, nougat, fresh acidity and a finish that goes on and on.
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Movia Puro 2005 Rosé | Primorski, Slovenia | $50-ish | Kitsilano Wine Cellar First off, it’s a traditional method (i.e. ‘Champagne’ method) dry wine made from Pinot Noir. Now, the thing that separates the traditional method from other sparkling out there is that it starts as a regular white wine, and then goes through a second fermentation in the (sealed) bottle by the addition of a little extra yeast and sugar. Bubbles are created, and then, as a winery ages the bottle top-down, the yeast remnants (or ‘lees’) collect in the neck of the bottle, eventually being ‘disgorged’ before the bottle’s re-sealed with cork and finally sent to market. The longer the wine sits on those lees, the more of those classic biscuit-y, fresh-baked-bread notes you’ll get. But here’s the deal this time around: you get to disgorge this one yourself. Cool, right? (Google “Movia Puro Rose disgorge” for some direction.) Once unleashed, that lees-y character brings along apple, quince and mandarin in abundance. As always, if you’re having trouble tracking something down, find me via KurtisKolt.com or Tweet me @KurtisKolt.
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This Salt Spring Island red starts with 60 per cent Pinot Noir, but then turns tradition on its head by blending the balance with Zweigelt, a charismatic Austrian hybrid grape that drinks like a savoury Pinot with the structural oomph of a heartier grape. When they come together, it’s a lively swirl of Italian plum, black cherry, fresh thyme and the entire baking spice rack of cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg and so on. Serve with a wee bit of a chill and a whole lot of lamb.
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Feeling the Breeze in South Surrey with Adera By Kerry Vital
South Surrey is a vibrant, thriving neighbourhood with tons of amenities around. Now Adera is offering a bit of natural serenity with its townhome project, Breeze. Located just moments from Morgan Crossing and Grandview Corners, you’ll be able to take advantage of everything the neighbourhood has to offer, including shopping, dining and recreation.
Inside your home, you’ll find a spacious open floorplan with plenty of contemporary features. Among them is a chef ’s kitchen with a dining island, stainless-steel appliances, granite/quartz countertops and a modern designer glass tile backsplash. The entire kitchen is complemented by the Metropolitan Evoke Wide Plank laminate flooring that continues through the living and dining area, with plush carpeting in the bedrooms and large porcelain tile in the bathrooms.
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Amenities and amazing homes abound in White Rock, but the Avra Development Group is bringing something new to the area with Avra, its condominium development in uptown White Rock that combines curb appeal, location and high-end design in one gorgeous package. “People have nothing but great things to say about Avra,” says Vice-President and Director Chris Tsakumis. “The response has been overwhelmingly positive.”
The homes are move-in-ready and available for a quick possession, Tsakumis says. “We’ve responded to the market’s request for larger suites,” he says, noting the availability of custom homes that are actually two floorplans combined together to make a single suite. These range from about 1,300 to over 1,600 square feet, which Tsakumis says has been particularly attractive to downsizers. “These allow our downsizing clients to find something they’re comfortable with,” he says. “It’s been received really positively.” Tsakumis says that residents don’t have to give up some of their possessions when they purchase one of the custom floorplans, simply due to how spacious they are. There are three different custom plans available in the building, along with a penthouse floorplan. It’s obvious that the developer has gone above and beyond with Avra, and is catering to buyers who are looking for a gorgeous seaside lifestyle and plenty of space to live or relax. “No other community can offer something
custom like this,” Tsakumis says. “Avra is the only concrete high-rise community with brand-new extra-large two and three bedroom suites.” The high-end features at Avra are definitely one of the biggest draws for buyers. Gourmet kitchens with granite countertops, beech or oak wood veneer cabinetry and stainlesssteel appliances will suit any chef. Some homes include an integrated workstation; a convenient touch for those who work at home or study. The bathrooms are soothing and luxurious, with their own elegant cabinets, marble slab countertops and backsplash and a bathtub fit for a spa. The Kuzco chrome-finish wall sconce puts everyone in the best light, and is complemented by the framed silver vanity mirror and sleek ceramic tile tub and shower surround. “There’s a great architectural vision and design here,” Tsakumis says. “We are very confident in the product we’ve built. It’s
affordable luxury.” Avra is perfectly located to take advantage of the amenities on offer in White Rock. The building is moments away from shopping at Semiahmoo Shopping Centre and other local boutiques, as well as dining, services, leisure and recreation. You’re also situated near excellent schools, including Semiahmoo Secondary with its International Baccalaureate program. That school has been a major draw for families looking for the best education for their children, Tsakumis says. Perhaps best of all, you’re just minutes from the White Rock waterfront. Because of this, the views from your new home and its floorto-ceiling windows are simply incredible. Inside Avra itself, you’ll find a fully furnished entertainment lounge with a full kitchen, a fitness centre, barbecue patio and guest suite, as well as several outdoor courtyards. A live-in resident manager is available as well, providing hotel-style service to each resident. Homes start at $319,900, with the custom floorplans starting in the low $700,000s. For more information, visit www.avraliving.com, call 604-531-9030 or visit the sales centre at 1455 George Street, open Saturday through Wednesday between noon and 5 p.m.
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he British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) released its 2013 Third Quarter Housing Forecast Update.
BC Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) residential sales are forecast to increase 3.9 per cent to 70,300 units this year, before increasing a further 6.1 per cent to 74,600 units in 2014. The five-year average is 74,600 unit sales, while the ten-year average is 86,800 unit sales. A record 106,300 MLS® residential sales were recorded in 2005. “After a marked pull back of consumer demand in 2012, the housing market is now transitioning to more elevated home buying activity,” said Cameron Muir, BCREA chief economist. “Howev-
er, the effect of sluggish employment growth this year is expected to spill over into 2014, limiting housing demand to a 6 per cent increase, with total home sales matching the 5 year average.” “The average MLS® residential price in the province has been revised from remaining unchanged to increasing 3.3 per cent to $531,700 this year. A stronger than expected decline in the inventory of homes for sale has created balanced market conditions in the Lower Mainland, causing home prices to align more closely with overall consumer price inflation,” added Muir. The average MLS® residential price in BC is forecast to increase 2.2 per cent to 543,400 in 2014.
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LabouR Day SPeCIaL Lounge, sun, bbq, garden, entertain on your 156 sf partially covered southern patio extending unique one bedroom suite outdoors to enjoy walled garden, waterfall & pond. Suite features laminate floors, gas f/p, front loading laundry, large kitchen, great storage, 9 ft ceilings, includes parking & welcomes pets & rentals. Super convenient steps to shops, restaurants, seawall, Robson, Denman & Stanley Park. One of a kind! $369,900
fRuITS of youR LabouR! Solid character, heritage style. Beautifully maintained West of Denman 14 unit building offers rarely available two bedroom corner suite. Well over 1100sf will accommodate house size furnishings with great wall space for books, art & a.v. Nice light & crossbreeze with slightly overheight ceilings & gorgeous oak floors inlaid with mahogany borders. A gracious home in fabulous location offering peace of mind & quiet enjoyment. $479,000
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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.
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2301-969 RICHARDS ST. MONDRIAN II BY BOSA: $399,000 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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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.
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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.
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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.
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GEMINI (May 21-June 20): “The works must be conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness,” said the painter Joan Miró in describing his artistic process. I recommend a similar approach to you in the coming weeks. Identify what excites you the most and will continue to inspire and energize you for the foreseeable future. Activate the wild parts of your imagination as you dream and scheme about how to get as much of that excitement as you can stand. downtown And then set to work, with methodical selfdiscipline, to make it all happen. CANCER (June 21-July 22): My vision of you in the coming week involves you being more instinctual and natural and primal than usual. I have a picture in my mind of you climbing trees and rolling in the grass and holding bugs in your hands and letting the wind mess up your hair. You’re gazing up at the sky a lot, and you’re doing spontaneous dance moves for no other reason than because it feels good, and you’re serenading the sun and clouds and hills with your favorite songs. I see you eating food with your fingers and touching things you’ve never touched. I hear you speaking wild truths you’ve bottled up for months. As for sex? I think you know what to do. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The Japanese word senzuri refers to a sexual act of self-love performed by a man. Its literal meaning is “a hundred rubs.” The corresponding term for the female version is shiko shiko manzuri, or “ten thousand rubs.” Judging from the astrological omens, I’m guessing that the applicable metaphor for you in the days ahead will be shiko shiko manzuri rather than senzuri. Whatever gender you are, you’ll be wise to slowww wayyyy down and take your time, not just in pursuit of pleasure but in pretty much everything you do. The best rewards and biggest blessings will come from being deliberate, gradual, thorough, and leisurely. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “A beginning is the time for taking the most delicate care that the balances are correct,” wrote science fiction author Frank Herbert. I urge you to heed that advice. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, you will oversee the germination of several new trends in the coming weeks. Future possibilities will reveal themselves to you. You will be motivated to gather the ingredients and formulate the plans to make sure that those trends and possibilities will actually happen. One of the most critical tasks you can focus on is to ensure that the balances are righteous right from the start.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): The online Time Travel Mart sells products you might find handy in the event that you travel through time. Available items include barbarian repellant, dinosaur eggs, time travel sickness pills, a centurion’s helmet, a portable wormhole, and a samurai umbrella. I have no financial tie to this store. So when I recommend you consider purchasing something from it or another company with a similar product line, it’s only because I suspect that sometime soon you will be summoned to explore and possibly even alter the past. Be well-prepared to capitalize on the unexpected opportunities. (Here’s the Time Travel Mart: http://826la.org/store.) SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Mystic poets find the divine presence everywhere. The wind carries God’s love, bestowing tender caresses. The scent of a lily is an intimate message from the Holy Beloved, provoking bliss. Even a bowl of oatmeal contains the essence of the Creator; to eat it is to receive an ecstatic blessing. But those of us who aren’t mystic poets are not necessarily attuned to all this sweetness. We may even refuse to make ourselves receptive to the ceaseless offerings. To the mystic poets, we are like sponges floating in the ocean but trying very hard not to get wet. Don’t do that this week; Scorpio. Be like a sponge floating in the ocean and allowing yourself to get totally soaked. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): James Caan is a well-known actor who has appeared in more than 80 movies, including notables like The Godfather, A Bridge Too Far, and Elf. But he has also turned down major roles in a series of blockbusters: Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Kramer vs. Kramer, Blade Runner, and Apocalypse Now. I present his odd choices as a cautionary tale for you in the coming weeks, Sagittarius. Don’t sell yourself short. Don’t shrink from the challenges that present themselves. Even if you have accomplished a lot already, an invitation to a more complete form of success may be in the offing. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): “What a terrible mistake to let go of something wonderful for something real,” says a character in one of Miranda July’s short stories. I’m offering similar advice to you, Capricorn. The “something real” you would get by sacrificing “something wonderful” might seem to be the more practical and useful option, but I don’t think it would be in the long run. Sticking with “something wonderful” will ultimately inspire breakthroughs that boost your ability to meet real-world challenges. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “There is more truth in our erotic zones than in the whole of religions and mathematics,” wrote the English artist Austin O. Spare. I think he was being melodramatic. Who can say for sure whether such an extreme statement is accurate? But I suspect that it’s at least a worthy hypothesis for you to entertain in the coming weeks, Aquarius. The new wisdom you could potentially stir up through an exploration of eros will be extensive and intensive. Your research may proceed more briskly if you have a loving collaborator who enjoys playing, but that’s not an absolute necessity. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): “This suspense is terrible. I hope it will last.” So says a character in Oscar Wilde’s play The Importance of Being Earnest. I could envision you speaking those words sometime soon. Plain old drama could creep in the direction of passionate stimulation. High adventure may beckon, and entertaining stories might erupt. Soon you could find yourself feeling tingly all over, and that might be so oddly pleasant that you don’t want it to end. With the right attitude — that is, a willingness to steep yourself in the lyrical ambiguity — your soul could feed off the educational suspense for quite a while. Homework: What was your last major amazement? What do you predict will be the next one? Testify at Freewillastrology.com.
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t first glance, everything about Wim Blom’s paintings seems so simple: straight, sharp lines; easily identifiable objects — a table, a bowl, a bunch of leeks; bold, welldefined colours. There’s realism at play and but it’s not an end unto itself. And then you start thinking about the feelings the paintings induce: inner stillness; a calming interlude in a busy day; a journey to a place and time you yearn for without knowing where those yearnings come from. How on earth can a bunch of leeks resting atop a bowl evoke such a sense of grace? Well, it’s not by accident. Blom, a former National Gallery of Canada curator who now lives on Salt Spring Island, knew exactly what he was doing when, over the past five years, he started painting and drawing the 21 pieces that compose his upcoming exhibit at the Ian Tan Gallery. Each piece is planned to exacting detail before he even picks up his paintbrush. Once he’s thought everything out, he changes nothing. “When I was 50, I knew where I was going [with my paintings],” the 86-year-old says in a telephone interview. With age, even though your experiences have piled up, you can also cast aside a lot of what you’ve absorbed, focusing on what you like. “I started simplifying things. I knew where I wanted to go and I concentrated on the technique to achieve this... “I’m very observant and I look things through,” he says. That bunch of leeks on the bowl he bought when he lived in Spain? You know they’re resting on a table but he doesn’t need to paint the cracks on the table, which becomes a block of pure colour — a presence that’s felt, not shown. Yet in another painting, “Table in the Sunlight”, the interplay of light and shadow on the table’s contours give it as much life as the objects he’s placed on top of it. And yet it’s not still life for the sake of still life. A leek is chosen because of its “wonderful, clean, simple shape.” “You must always have something a little differ-
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Table in the Sunlight by Wim Blom. ent in a painting, otherwise it can be ordinary and overlooked,” he says, adding later, “It’s got to be well thought out and well felt to be convincing.” The brochure for the exhibit includes a journal entry from October, 1998: “In a painting, I look for a civilized mind at work. The result should reflect carefully selected contents, be well-finished, revealing acute observation, taste, sensitivity and impact. If these qualities are badly balanced, or any of them absent, the end product is invariably second rate — or worse.” You have to hear Blom speak to know that it’s with confidence, not ego, when he says things such as “the way I’ve selected things has made [the painting] better.” His paintings resonate with people, so much so that when they buy one, they tend to want to keep it; they enjoy having it around and never tire of its image. Very few of his pieces come up for auction. As one of his few concessions to age, Blom is going to take some time off after the Vancouver exhibit. In the first six months of this year, he finished one painting, started another one and has some detailing to do on a third. “I only manage five or six paintings a year,” he says, oblivious to the fact that many people his age have done away with to-do lists. “The days of painting from nine to five and dealing with three galleries at the same time are over. But I always have to have one or two on the go.”
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ashiah Vaughn understands the reason why each woman at the Women 2 Warrior 5k will be there, racing around an obstacle course to raise money for Easter Seals kids camps. But until now, the model and entrepreneur had never spoken about it publicly. Her son, Ronin, was diagnosed on the autism spectrum a year and a half ago, at age four. Vaughn was devastated. She worried her son would have trouble making friends. Or worse, would retreat into a world she wasn’t a part of. That night she went home and held her son for “what seemed like hours”. She had been a mom “for a long time already,” having an older son as well, but had never faced the challenges of raising a child with a disability. She poured over books on the subject and put work on hold to ensure her son had access to the best in early intervention therapies. She cancelled the TV show she was working on, Dussault Inc., and began splitting her time between Vancouver and Malta, where a private clinic specialized in the treatment of autism spectrum disorders is based. And then, four days ago, she got the news he had almost been afraid to hope for.
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Wheelchair athlete a model for what’s possible SFU student Jessica Kruger chosen as Lise Watier ambassador By Maria Spitale-Leisk
essica Kruger’s beauty is distracting as the 21-year-old with wavy blond locks and a hot pink pout opens the door of her Maillardville home. The BC wheelchair rugby athlete, who has just been chosen as the ambassador of Lise Watier’s Something Sweet perfume line, is squashing stereotypes with every move she makes. She’s about to become one of the world’s first quadriplegic models. “I think the goal is to change society’s perception of what people with disabilities are capable of doing,” says Kruger of her application. Kruger purposely made sure you could see her signature pink wheelchair in the photo she submitted for the contest. The winner was determined by online voting. Six years ago, Kruger was 15 and earning spending money by painting houses. While standing on the second storey of a house, she suddenly blacked out and fell 20 feet to the
ground below. She awoke to the sounds of panicked screams and the sirens of the ambulance coming to take her to the hospital. Kruger spent five months recovering from her accident at GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre in Vancouver. Afterwards, she was an outpatient for another five months, during which time she was introduced to wheelchair sports. The one-time basketball and softball athlete couldn’t fathom playing competitive sports again. And because of the nature of her injury — Kruger broke her neck in four places and damaged her spine in three spots — she knew that playing basketball was out of the question. In the end, it was wheelchair rugby that resonated with Kruger. “Honestly, it’s just an incredible community of people,” she says. “And I like the contact aspect of it.” Wheelchair rugby — which also goes by the moniker “murderball” — is played on a regulation basketball court. Players score points by wheeling with the ball past cones in the end zone. One of the obstacles in the sport is having to dribble the ball every 10 seconds. Kruger is currently the only female and youngest player on the coed, provincial wheelchair rugby team. She plays on the develop-
ment team, which placed fourth during the national championships in May. The sport has afforded Kruger the ability to travel, something else she thought she could never do again. A year after the accident, Kruger and her sister Leah went on an African safari. “It was pretty incredible,” says Kruger of that adventure. “I was excited to see anything was possible.” Rugby and vacations were a welcome distraction for Kruger after the accident. The long-term challenges she would face didn’t really hit home until year three of her recovery. “I definitely went through a denial stage,” recalls Kruger. “I really struggled. There were recurrent health issues that were super frustrating.” Today Kruger exudes positivity. “I think my accident has opened more doors than I ever had before,” she says. She is a speaker for WorkSafeBC, educating the public on workplace safety. She has also just started working with the Rick Hansen Foundation and admires and draws strength from the Man in Motion. A fourth-year Simon Fraser University English Literature major, she also has plans to become a teacher.
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Bond actress makes VIFF guest appearance By Martha Perkins
arguerite LeWars was not impressed when the man at the ticket counter asked her if she wanted to act in a movie.
The reigning Miss Jamaica, she was working for the airline when the passenger checked in. Nonplussed, she didn’t believe him until he returned and signed her up to play Annabelle Chung in Dr. No, which was being filmed in Jamaica. It turns out that he was director Terence Young and while
he gave the world its first cinematic taste of James Bond, it was, by choice, her last acting role. Born into a well-connected family — her sister was married to Prime Minister Michael Manley and her father was a real Officer of the British Empire — today she runs a successful career company in Trinidad. On Friday, she celebrated her birthday at the launch of VIFF’s James Bond gala which included a screening of Dr. No. Her son, Gregory Kirkpatrick, who lives in Vancouver, knew his mother’s visit would coincide with the 20-film retrospective and organizers were thrilled they could be there for Friday’s opening. On Aug. 30, UBC film professor Ernest Mathijs is giving an academic perspective between viewings of Octopussy and Never Say Never Again. There’s a Bond quiz night on Aug. 31 with Canada’s foremost Bond expert, Murray Gillespie. And on Sept. 5, voting for Vancouverites’ favourite James Bond film will culminate in the screening of the favourite one. Go to VIFF.org for details and ticket information.
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Movie Review OneDirection: better than you’d think ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US
Starring: Harry Styles, Liam Payne Directed by Morgan Spurlock Following the popularity of concert films from the likes of Justin Bieber, the Jonas Brothers and Katy Perry, the latest big screen 3D spectacle tackles the story of boy band One Direction. The lovable rascals have enjoyed a meteoric rise to fame thanks to reality singing competition X Factor and producer Simon Cowell and their phenomenal success is traced surprisingly effectively in One Thor Diakow Direction: This Is Us. Director Morgan Spurlock, best known for Supersize Me, assembles a good chunk of stunning concert footage, candid interviews and brief band history. To say One Direction was manufactured is an understatement; all five members appeared as soloists on the hit show before Cowell had the brilliant idea to put them together as one act, but the film clearly shows these once complete strangers have used their overnight success to form a unique bond. In one rather touching scene, they’re almost pining for a suburban life away from the mobs of fans and paparazzi. It’s easy for the casual viewer to sit back and dismiss their musings as misguided but it also touches on a theme that permeates nicely amongst the superficial live show footage – the price of fame. It’s hard to really say how much of the movie is staged but there is something undeniably charming about the band and Spurlock does a credible job, possibly turning some cynical critics into aspiring Directioners.
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the glass cup, kept some for her and even heats the cup up before pouring in the coffee. “When customers come in, I’m helping them. I like to see them,” says Jadera. “She’s famous here,” says Hoppy Li who, despite retiring from the Sands years ago, likes to keep coming back to visit the friends who work there, many of whom, like him and Jadera, worked there for decades. As well as being loyal and dedicated, Prystay says Jadera “has been a joy to be with.” As to her plans for retirement, Jadera says, “Plans I will make next week.”
hen Craig Prystay’s family bought the Sands hotel at Davie and Denman in 1975, his first boss was Jana Zadera. She was a waitress in the coffee shop, he was her teenaged busboy. Thirty-eight years later, Prystay was hosting a retirement lunch for Zadera, who, after 40 years and more than a million cups of coffee, is saying goodbye to a place “that is like my home.” Last Friday was also Zadera’s 70th birthday and, if you ever want a reason to work until you are 70, you only have to look at her. She’s beautiful. “She has never been late or called in sick,” says Prystay, who’s now president of the family’s company, RPB Hotels and Resorts. “The restaurant has to open at seven in the morning and she’s the one who starts the day. By seven she’s made the coffee, put the creamers out, got the music on, turned up the lights and unlock the doors. I’ve never had to worry.” He pauses. “Tomorrow I’ll worry.” Zadera moved to the West End 40 years ago and has been working in the hotel restaurant ever since. It used to be located across from where the lobby is today, known for years as Checkers until the name changed to
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After pouring more than a million cups of coffee at the Sands Hotel’s restaurant over the past 40 years, Jana Zadera retired on her 70th birthday. Martha Perkins photo the Park at English Bay as part of an overall hotel renovation and upgrade last year. “She knows her customers,” says Rose, a long-time customer and friend who’s known for her love of Elvis. A few years ago, the hotel changed from glass to ceramic cups. Jadera, knowing that Rose preferred
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are the women speakers?” She highlights some of the reasons why achieving gender parity is difficult, and how the team is working to improve the ratio for the 30th anniversary, when TED relocates from California to Vancouver next year. “Women are phenomenal communicators, and it’s no surprise that some of our most popular TED talks have been delivered by women — Jill Bolte Taylor, Brene Brown, and Amy Cuddy for example,” she said in an exclusive interview with WE. “The challenge is just finding great speakers and getting them to take the stage. Women are statistically less likely to appear on the public stage than men. This makes them harder to find. Once discovered, women are far more likely to say no and also more likely to cancel speaking opportunities. Most women have no idea that when they turn down a speaking invitation they are doing something ‘typically female,’” she points out, jokingly. Last year, Lainey Gossip’s Elaine Lui was invited to speak at TEDxVancouver on the sociology of gossip, and jumped at the chance: “It was nothing short of wonderful. For me, in particular, because my profession is gossip blogger — it’s not journalist — a lot of people roll their eyes. Being able to have 18 minutes to defend my profession, not just for me, but for other people who are doing it well — really gave people some insight and a better understanding of my job and my blog. Being able to articulate that in a video is such a great tool.” The “infotainer”, whose new TV show The Social launches on CTV Sept. 2, adds that she isn’t surprised by the stats, but counters that TED’s gender ratio is miles ahead of the corporate world, with only 14 per cent of executive officers being female. One-minute audition videos for TED2014 are being accepted until Sept. 1. Janice Tomich helped ‘Guerilla Gardener’ Ron Finley reach the TED stage last year. This year Tomich is working with a female client on her audition. The Vancouver speaking coach has some tips for making your presentation as inspirational as possible: Don’t underestimate the amount of time it takes to create a presentation, especially practising; Don’t memorize a script. Pull out your key messages and speak to them; Remember it is all about the audience. Understand who they are, what they want to know and how they want to hear it; And work in stories — they will make your presentation memorable. Meanwhile, Cohen shares that they are having “enormous success” recruiting women for 2014, and encourages even more to apply. “We will work with them to make sure they are absolutely prepared for the stage.” Full interview with June Cohen at WEVancouver.com.
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A cull to arms In reply to last week’s letter suggesting the government cull seagulls: Seagulls are protected under the migratory bird act. About a month ago, we watched as workmen on the roof across from us killed three baby seagulls. We called Ottawa, but they do not have anyone here who can take action. If we do not protect all species, including the noisy and messy ones, the world will soon become a silent and sanitary place. Not a pretty thought. Mallydee
Nature’s alarm clock To the anonymous whiner asking for the culling of seagulls: you know, I live in the West End as well and just this morning I was thinking how we’re actually lucky to have such a unique “alarm clock” of seagull callings. I’m not quite sure how you expect the “government” to intervene... Seagulls have been around these parts
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much longer than you have and if you can’t handle our indigenous sounds, might I suggest the prairies or tundra?! True Vancouverite
Water = gulls To the gull-hating moron who wrote about “culling the gulls”, give your head a shake! YOU chose to live in the West End. The West End is surrounded by water. Gulls live by the ocean. Case closed. If you don’t like this “unacceptable” noise then MOVE! Bob
Bikes are here to stay Last Friday 5:45pm: biking through Main and Terminal, I was moving at a good pace and ran the light, not by much at all — I shouldn’t have, momentum was on my side, I motioned to the driver a “thank you wave” for not gunning it. Clear sailing right on a great night? A guy in a car takes his headphones off and starts beaking at me that I ran the light. I asked why he was so angry, and what the problem was on a clear sunny evening. It turned out I was the poster man for all biking issues in the city. He then proceeded to tell me that myself and all cyclists were privileged. I do feel privileged; privileged that I don’t have to deal with assholes
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like him so often. Vancouver is actually not bad for cycling. I, like many cyclists, have a car too. I can’t imagine why he was so angry to wish that the car actually hit me. Maybe he was angry he didn’t get to run the light and the cyclist one-upped him. I don’t know. Going forward, calm the irrational rage, relax, sit on the beach and enjoy the sunset because the bike’s going nowhere. I might even get a unicycle! Zen traveller
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AUTO FINANCING The goods and personal effects stored by George Yuhas at Two Guys With A Truck Moving And Storage Inc in North Vancouver, BC will be sold or disposed of after September 6, 2013 unless their account is settled in full prior to this date. Any questions regarding this matter should be directed to the Manager at:
But Dead Bodies!!
283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS
PERSONAL SERVICES 171
ALTO CONN SAX $495. Tenor Sax $495. 604-859-5925
• Furniture • Appliances • Electronics • Junk/Rubbish • Construction Debris • Drywall • Yard Waste • Concrete • Everything Else! **Estate Clean-Up Specialists**
20 YARD BINS AVAILABLE We Load or You Load !
DEMOLITION EXCAVATING - DRAIN TILE Old Garage, Carport, House, Pool, Repair Main Waterline, Break Concrete & Removal Free Estimates!
566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
THREE STAR DRYWALL LTD Boarding, Taping, & texture. Small jobs welcome! Kam 604-551-8047
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.
Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.
RENTALS P/B blue males Ready to go. 1st shots & tails/dew claws done. ULTIMATE FAMILY GUARDIAN $1000 604-308-5665
NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
Reunites Loved Ones SPECIAL $20 ALL READINGS
One visit will amaze you! CALL TODAY FOR A BETTER TOMORROW.
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MISC. FOR SALE
HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?
MOVING & STORAGE
1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Across the street - across the world Real Professionals, Reas. Rates. Best in every way! 604-721-4555.
Eastcan Rooﬁng & Siding •New Roofs •Re-Roofs •Repairs Liability Insurance/BBB/10% off with ad
604.562.0957 or 604.961.0324
ABBA MOVERS & DEL Res/comm 1-4 ton truck, 1 man $35/hr, 2 men from $45. Honest, bsmt clean up. 25yrs Exp. 24hrs/7days 604-506-7576
From 1, 3, 5, 7 & 10 Ton Trucks Licensed ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free Estimate/Senior Discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos
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MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.
RONALDO PAINTING (1981) “Your budget - Hourly or Contract” Free Estimates, 778-881-6478
356 GL ROOFING. Cedar/Asphalt, Flat roofs, WCB Clean Gutters - $80. 604-240-5362. email@example.com
RUBBISH REMOVAL FLEETWOOD WASTE Bin Rentals 10-30 Yards. Call Ken at 604-294-1393
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LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE
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If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161
STEEL BUILDING - SIZZLING SUMMER SAVINGS EVENT! 20X22 $4,188. 25X24 $4,598. 30X36 $6,876. 32X44$8,700. 40X52 $12,990. 47X70 $17,100. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca
DISPOSAL BINS by Recycle-it 6-50 yard Bins
Delivery & Pick-Up Included Residental & Commercial Service
199 604.587.5865 4.58 587 87.58 58665 58 65 $
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WEEKLY SPECIALS 100% BC Owned and Operated Prices Effective August 29 to September 4, 2013. We reserve the right to limit quantities. We reserve the right to correct printing errors.
1 dozen product of Canada
180-430ml product of Canada
454g product of Canada
1L product of Canada
740ml product of Canada
assorted varieties 4 pack
Glutenfreeda Frozen Burritos Gluten-Free assorted varieties
Health Care Department Genuine Health greens+ O
Hamburger or Hot Dog Buns
Introducing new greens+ O—the “O” is for organic. Containing between 75 and 80 percent organic ingredients, greens+ O is a great-tasting, soy-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, 100-percent vegan formula made with non-GMO ingredients.
380g • reg 4.49
New Roots Ultra B Complex 50mg
product of Canada
20% off regular retail price
from 1.00 off regular
328-496g • product of USA
bags or bins
6” or 9” Peach Raspberry Pies
Cascades Bathroom Tissue
9 - 12 Roll • product of Canada
Organic Mixed Heirloom Tomatoes from Harkers Fruit Ranch Cawston, BC
Milk Chocolate Almonds
500g • product of Italy
6/3.00 product of Canada
La Tortilla Factory Wraps
Pastifico G. Di Martino Organic or Whole Wheat Pasta assorted varieties
320-360g product of USA
311ml or +deposit +eco fee product of USA
reg from 4.99
Santa Cruz Organic Spritzers
125-250g • product of UK
Tre Stelle Bocconcini Cheese
650g product of Canada
VIP Liquid Dish Soaps
Dr. Praeger’s Frozen Breaded Fish Sticks
454g product of Canada
Olympic Organic Yogurt
Tartine Individual Quiches
45g product of USA
hazelnut hemp or gourmet
Ryvita Crispbread or Snackbread
Granola King Granola
Corn on the Cob
142-213g product of USA
Sharkies Organic Fruit Chews
product of Canada
Spring Creek Top Sirloin Steaks
Annie’s Cheddar Bunny Crackers
Organic Red Seedless Watermelons from Porterfield Farm Ashcroft, BC
Kicking Horse Organic Fair Trade Coffee
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
Old Dutch Restaurante Tortilla Chips or Salsa
Maple Hill Organic Free Range Large Eggs
90 capsules 180 capsules
Advanced formula includes the more bio-active co-enzyme forms of B vitamins for more noticeable effects.
Animal Parade Children’s Multi-Vitamins
Brown Rice Hamburger Buns package of 4 or Brown Rice Pita Triangles 250g
1.00 off regular
113-128g • product of USA
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August 29, 2013 edition of the WE Vancouver