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Ugly Christmas Sweater Day They used to be the gift from Grandma that you dreaded — the handknit Christmas sweater. But thanks to Vancouverites Chris Boyd and Jordan Birch, you can wear them proudly. Their Now That’s Ugly Society has got Vancouver’s mayor to declare the third Friday of December as Ugly Christmas Sweater Day. On Dec. 20, people sporting an official UCSD button can get in to the Vancouver Christmas Market for free. The buttons are $5 each and can be purchased at UglySweaterDay.com or at the market. Proceeds go to the Children’s Wish Foundation. That night, the Commodore hosts the 12th Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Day Party for 1,100 sweater wearers. Tickets are $37.50 at Ticketmaster. ca. LindsaysDiet.com photo

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Handel’s Messiah Hallelujah! You don’t have to be religious to marvel at the sheer power and beauty of Handel’s Messiah, a 270-yearold oratorio that never loses any of its vibrancy and joy. While the soloists can make the Biblical verses soar, it’s the combined energy of the chorus’s voices that give so much majesty to the retelling of Jesus Christ’s birth. And that will be amply evident on December 14 when the 130-voice Vancouver Bach Choir, accompanied by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, both under the direction of music director Leslie Dala (pictured), fills the Orpheum Theatre with some of the most beloved music of the season. Tickets are $25 to $59 and are available at VancouverBachChoir.com. Let the heavens rejoice! Karen Tregillis photo

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All the lobby is a stage Refurbished York Theatre’s colourful façade creates drama on Commercial Drive By Martha Perkins

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ld vaudeville theatres didn’t have lobbies because they didn’t need them — the shows were continual, with audience members coming and going as they pleased. Last Friday night, when temperatures dipped south of zero, the hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the relaunch of the York Theatre were grateful that architect Gregory Henriquez had somehow managed to create a lobby where only sidewalk had been when the theatre had been built in 1913. As some of the players in Vancouver’s arts scene — Mayor Gregor Robertson, financier Bruno Wall, Bard on the Beach’s Christopher Gaze, the Arts Club’s Bill Millerd — mingled in the long, narrow foyer of the former vaudeville theatre, passersby on Commercial Drive could peer through

the large windows and create their own stories about all those characters standing about in the lobby. It’s exactly what Henriquez imagined. He draped the new exterior glass wall in red tiles to represent the red curtains of a vaudeville stage. The inside walls are a mosaic of rectangular glass tiles made by Burnaby’s Interstyle Glass + Ceramic, creating the shimmering mirage of a colourful stage backdrop. The project was spearheaded by the late Vancouver politician Jim Green. “This renovation,” Bruno Wall said Friday night, “started very innocently when Jim Green phoned and said, ‘You need to buy the York Theatre.’ I got on the phone with my uncle Peter who said, ‘Go figure it out and make it happen.’” Gregor Robertson was also on Green’s speed dial. “Jim came to see me,” the mayor recounted at the opening night reception. “He said, ‘We have to make the York Theatre happen.’” Arts and community groups had long been adding their voices to the chorus and, $13 million and more years than anyone wanted to admit later, the theatre was finally

When architect Gregory Henriquez designed a lobby at the front of York Theatre, he wanted to create a sense that the lobby itself was like a stage, and audience members were players on it for the enjoyment of Commercial Drive passersby. Martha Perkins photo ready to regain its beloved status on The Drive. “Jim Green believed culture is for everybody. This building is a legacy to him,” Henriquez said. The York Theatre will be a theatre and rental facility operated by The Cultch. Until December 29, audiences are invited to celebrate the holidays with Jack and the

Beanstalk: An East Van Panto with words by Charles Demers (CBC’s Debaters, Vancouver Special), music by Veda Hille (Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata), and direction by Amiel Gladstone. Tickets are $17 to $34. Future performances include throat singers providing live music to a screening of Nanook of the

North as part of PuSh, Rogers and Hammerstein’s Out of a Dream, the bluegrass musical Floyd Collins and the world premiere of Pauline, City Opera Vancouver’s opera about poet Pauline Johnson with a libretto by Margaret Atwood. Details at TheCultch.com. Building timeline at WEVancouver.com

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paleo traveller for the _______________ Metal, glass or ceramic food storage containers are a great holiday gift for a paleo friend. We recommend these over plastic because they are more durable and do not leak chemicals into your food. Lunchbots is our hands down winner for food storage containers. Metal is used on the contact surfaces to avoid leaching. They also offer insulated containers for hot food storage.

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One of the best modern cooking mediums to bring your meats — whether a grass-fed filet minion or a

wild-caught pacific salmon — to a perfect temperature is the cast iron pan. A properly cared for pan will develop a nonstick surface that perfectly sears meat to lock in juices. Look around at garage sales or ask your grandmother if she has an extra one lying around before going out and purchasing one. These things will usually outlive their owner and can stay in a family for many generations, carrying with them the history of every meal. If you do have to buy new then we recommend Lodge.

ment of spices and seasoning from plants, vegetables and minerals. Some great items to start with include cumin, paprika, oregano, coriander, cayenne pepper, turmeric, curry, cardamom and chili powder. Pre-mixed rubs and spices can be an easy way to get started as well. LB Emporium is a Vancouverbased company that takes the business of flavour very seriously. Check out their website to see where you can buy their products: LBEmporium.com. They will be opening a retail location in February.

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rossfit athletes Dillon Zolnierczyk and Cameron MacDougall believe in a simpler era, and founded the Barons of Beef, in partnership with handpicked meat suppliers, to bring a simpler style of eating to communities across BC. Called the paleo diet (you might know it as caveman, anti-inflammatory or elimination), it utilizes evolutionary clues left by our ancestors to optimize health. A key aspect of the paleo diet is to select meals filled with whole and unprocessed foods whenever possible. This is becoming increasingly difficult, however, for the modern caveman or cavewoman while foraging for meals outside of their homes. Thus the modern-day paleo must opt to cook more of their meals at home. The following items are their gift ideas for someone trying to embrace a more traditional paleolithic lifestyle:

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Cooking over an open flame is about as primal as it gets. When selecting the perfect BBQ for a friend or loved one, be sure to make the following considerations. • Charcoal vs gas grill: Users of charcoal swear by its superior flavor. However it is much more labour-intensive than gas and some apartment buildings don’t allow charcoal BBQs due to safety concerns. • Tabletop or free-standing: When buying a BBQ as a gift, make sure you understand the space available. An added benefit of tabletop BBQs is that they can be transported for use at the beaches and parks. • Steel vs cast iron grates: Whenever possible, opt for cast iron grates; they trap and distribute heat more evenly over the entire grilling surface, leaving you with a far superior end product. We like this Weber Q 100 Gas Portable BBQ available at Home Depot for $159.99.

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gift guide One Yoga founder Ryan Leier. Lou Lou Childs photo

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s a firm believer that, through steady practice and devotion, all people — regardless of age, gender, race or religion — can experience the “Oneness of Yoga,” Ryan Leier has focused on making it accessible for everybody. His donation-based yoga studio, One Yoga for the People, offers the support of yoga in times of plenty and in times of need. The Wanderlust instructor also founded Vinyasa Yoga for Youth, an innovative non-profit organiza-

tion designed to meet the physical, mental and spiritual needs of youth ages three to 23. Although the yogi isn’t supposed to want or need anything; Leier offers suggestions that will spread some love this Christmas: • A pass to the Float House (70 W. Cordova) is a great way to recharge and tune out distractions while tuning into yourself. • Local beeswax candles are always a favourite. • The Manduka Black Mat (available at OneYoga.ca) is

my mat of choice. It is a little thicker and heavier than most mats, but is also more comfortable, more stable and less slippery. • Books: The Essential Rumi by Coleman Barks is illuminating and entertaining and Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse is a must for any seeker. • Arcade Fire’s Reflektor is the best album of the year! Dance with a tear in your eye. • Also, any yoga nerd will love the movies Enlighten Up or I Am.

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overhead lifts and handstand push-ups. • Olympic lifting shoes; any are great. • Weight lifting belt. I prefer the non-leather Velcro option as it adjusts to any size, with tight support; a material one may fit more snugly than leather. • Rings. This is the Mecca of gifts. Rings will help to practise ring dips, ring rows, and their first muscle-up. • Gym tape, or KT tape, which will help recovery, support for injuries, and tears in their hands. Other ideas include their own kettle bell for home or knee-high socks to keep from skinning their shins.

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en Rustemeyer is an independent writer and film producer by night and an analyst for a green building non-profit by day. She is a dedicated recycler, zero-waster and community-builder who produced The Clean Bin Project (CleanBinMovie.com), a multiple award-winning documentary film and blog about a year-long competition to live waste free. She recently spent six months living off discarded/rescued food as part of a forthcoming documentary on food waste called Just Eat It (FoodWasteMovie.com). The following are her gift ideas for someone trying to embrace an eco-friendly or even zero-waste lifestyle.

Eco Bathroom Kit My bathroom staples are a wooden toothbrush, refillable tooth soap and lotion, package-free bar soap, and a safety razor. Once hard to find, these quality items are making a comeback, and your friends will think you’re straight out of Mad Men. Look for them at The Soap Dispensary (3623 Main) for $2-$100, depending on what you get.

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Who doesn’t love homemade goodies? One of my favourite all-time gifts was a “cookie of the month” tin from my Mom that I returned each month to be refilled with a new kind of cookie. That was

12 months of deliciousness in one gift! Make the cookies yourself or check out Vancouver Farmers Markets (they also have gift tokens); $10-50.

Metal or glass storage container I was gifted a really good quality metal lunch container, and I take it everywhere. Look for these at the Tiffin Project or Life Without Plastic; $25. Throw in a gift certificate for a local eatery (like one of the Tiffin Project partners) and a set of bamboo cutlery, and you have the perfect, reusable gift that can be appreciated every day.

Experiences Gift certificates for massage, a sports game, cooking classes, the Museum of Vancouver, Science World, or a concert are something that the whole family can enjoy. They take up zero closet space and are one of my favourite things to get and give. If possible, I try to book an actual date and time to make sure it gets used.

Make Your Own Soap Kit This is for those who are the DIY type and love making things from scratch. Making your own soap is not as hard as it sounds, and it’s a great way to avoid the packaging and the toxins found in many commercial soap bars. Available at Homesteader’s Emporium (649 E. Hastings); $70.

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hen you ask Krista and Sara Rose McKenna for five gift ideas, they deliver 10. Not only is that indicative of their passion for going above and beyond, but it also fits well with their topic of expertise: Gifts that give more. Co-founders of Social City Networking INC, Get Warm Project, and Team Awesome. these identical twins and superhumans are all about positively engaging their community with businesses and events. Here are their suggestions for ways to give that have a warm and fuzzy ripple effect.

Stocking stuffers: Inside every black LUSH Charity Pot is a whole lot more than creamy body lotion. Of course it’s filled with the finest ingredients, including fair trade organic cocoa butter, and made by hand with love. But what makes it so special? Every penny that you pay for a pot, excluding the tax, goes to fund and support grassroots charities all around the world; $5.95-$22.95. Kiva is a person-to-person microloan site where you can lend money (starting at

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$25) to real entrepreneurs in need of funding throughout the developing world. Kiva Gift Cards give your family and friends the opportunity to choose which borrowers they want to support. When you purchase Body Shop’s Dragon Fruit Lip Butter (our favorite!), 100 per cent of the profits go to charity; $3. Save On Meats Food Token program, providing hot meals to the hungry, aligns 100 per cent with our community initiatives. Social City Networking co-founded a local social initiative called the Get Warm Project, and last year partnered with Save On Meats. They were wonderful in their support, and donated 100 food tokens for us to give out with our Get Warm outreach bundles. Available for purchase online and at the store, the $2.25 meal tokens can be redeemed for a nutritious hot breakfast sandwich at the sandwich window (7am-4pm) or in the diner (7am-10pm). People can choose to distribute them directly, or purchase the tokens and have Save on Meats give them to one of dozens of community partners to share amongst

their organization.

Under the tree: We work directly with the VivedU.org team, and highly recommend their website as a source of holiday gifts. VivedU.org creates scholarships for Canadian students by implementing an automatic donation with every purchase made from their online store. Not only are they providing students financial support with scholarships, but they’re also providing access to incredible deals on quality brands such as Sitka, IceBreaker, Metal Mulisha, The Berrics, and more. For each peaceBOMB piece of jewelry sold, Project peaceBOMB donates the equivalent of the cost of clearing 1 to 15 square metres of land in Laos of unexploded ordinances. Krista’s favourite: The Peace Ribbon Sterling Silver Bangle. Sara’s favourite: PeaceBomb Arrow Bracelet Set and the Let’s Spoon Necklace. We love Lüt Boutique, a space that supports local and emerging designers and artists as well as national and international brands with unique visions. Lüt Boutique has been an active supporter

and contributor to the Get Warm Project since day one. From Lüt, we suggest Ten Tree Apparel: purchase a product and they plant 10 trees. Ladies’ – Ten Tree Breeze Hoodie or The Hippie Tree. Men’s – Ten Tree Nightlife Hoodie or Ten Tree Live Unbound T-Shirt. We also support the Pacific Wild Organization because the founders are West Coast natives through and through. Nothing beats the beauty of the environment we live in, and keeping our coastline safe and protected is their priority. Donations are always welcome, but Pacific Wild products (books, cards, DVDs) make great gifts that spread their message.

Charities To Support: The Get Warm Project is a community blanket and goods drive that strives to ensure that members of our city will be warm this winter. Members of the community, such as Lüt, are hosting ‘Get Warm Project’ donation boxes. All donations will dropped off at Union Gospel Mission. We are asking to fill the boxes with new or gently used warm clothes, blankets, and quality essential items

Sara Rose and Krista McKenna, co-founders of the Get Warm Project, make it easy to give back this holiday season. Rob Newell photo such as shampoo, soap, toothpaste, quality razors, winter boots, etc. We support Beauty Night Society because we strongly believe in the impact wellness can have on changing someone’s life. Everyone deserves to be treated with respect, dig-

nity and support — regardless of their situation. We also love YWCA for their three “Sponsor a Family” programs that offer assistance and support to families in need during the holiday season.

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gift guide Gifts for the Foodie, Part 2...

Gifts for the Sweet Tooth

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t’s week two of my foodfocused gift round-up, and this week, it’s all about the sweet surprise, the delectable dessert, the tasty treat, the — well, you get the picture. Here are five sweet gifts that will make the food enthusiast in your life drool with delight.

Yew Stöllen Former Four Seasons executive chef (and master baker) Gerhard Weitzel has been retired for years, but he does don the apron once each year in order to put out just over 1,000 of these unique Christmas cakes. Raisins, sugar, and a creamy marzipan centre make this one holiday loaf that is guaranteed not to stick around long enough to get stale. $22 at YewSeafood.com.

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Think of it as a modern take on the candy-filled chocolate Santa. The Santa hat ($40), snowman ($75) and fir tree ($50) are each made from 64 per cent dark chocolate. They’re filled with an assortment of pebbles, like the chocolate-covered Marcona almonds, caramelized Fraser Valley hazelnuts and sun-dried Okanagan cherries, as well as peanut butter pretzels, and are edible from top to bottom. Beta5Chocolates.com

Can’t have Christmas without cookies, right? This year, Beaucoup Bakery has taken the classic financier, and given it a candied ginger twist. $6 for a bag of three makes for a lovely little stocking stuffer, or try a bag of the mini peanut butter sandwich cookies ($8). Small gifts with big flavours make for happy holiday cheer! BeaucoupBakery.com

Ganache Patisserie Bûche de Noël The only log-like thing about this cake is the shape. Peter Fong, owner and pâtissier at Ganache in Yaletown, specializes in decadent French desserts with exotic flavours. The Bûche Chocolat Caramel Passion is a pavéstyle cake made up of multiple layers of brownie biscuit, caramel crunch, salted caramel ganache, 70 per cent dark chocolate-caramel mousse and flourless chocolate biscuit, with a centre of passionfruit mousseline and vanilla guimauve. Available in 6” ($34.95) and 12” ($54.95) sizes. GanacheYaletown.com

Lucky’s Doughnuts/49th Parallel Coffee For the holiday season, 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters have released their Holiday Celebration Blend ($20/lb), a Honduras roast with intense fragrances of honey and spice, and a flavour-profile of caramel apple, cherry and hazelnut. Pair it with Lucky’s stöllen Bismarck with marzipan pastry cream and spiced fruit dough, or the gingerbread old-fashioned topped with white chocolate ganache, candied orange peel, ginger and cranberries. Coffee is also available in gift sets starting at $33. LuckysDoughnuts.com | 49thParallelRoasters.com

Anya Levykh has been writing about all things ingestible for over a decade. Hear her every Monday on CBC Radio One’s On the Coast, follow her on Twitter @foodgirlfriday and catch up at FoodGirlFriday.com.

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ancouver photographer Lindsay Elliott’s CV reads like an arts and culture retrospective on the city. The girl who shoots for everyone from the Cheaper Show to Vice to Aveda offers these gift ideas for the photographer: • Renting new gear is one of the best ways to get excited about photography, gain confidence through experimentation and figure out what you might like to buy in the future. Flashpoint (171 W. 3rd) offers gift certificates in $25 denominations that can be used rent lenses, strobes, flashes, backdrops and pretty much anything else you’ll need to experiment without spending huge amounts of money. The crew at Flashpoint is also ridiculously knowledgable, friendly and clearly have a passion for the business. • I’ve always struggled with proper colour correction but the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport makes it virtually impossible to mess it up. The card is a checkerboard of 24 squares in a range of colours that represent natural objects (skin/sky/trees), which reflects light properly and gives you an Adobe DNG RAW profile to match your images to. On the other side you’ve also got a handy, tiny grey card for your camera bag. Available at B&H photo and most professional camera stores in Vancouver, such as Kerrisdale, Beau and Leo’s; $89. • Every photographer needs to own a reflector. The Interfit is great because not only do you get silver and white, but also soft sun (gold), black and a 1/2-stop translucent defuser. The defuser will save the day if you’re shooting in harsh sunlight and the stand + arm comes in handy if you shoot alone (bring a sand bag on windy days!). Interfit Photographic INT273 5-in-1 reflector kit (42”) with arm + stand; $129; Kerrisdale Cameras. • It feels like everyone owns the Canon “Nifty 50” and has been frustrated at some point by some of its quirks and limitations. Canon’s new(ish) 40mm F2.8 Pancake lens corrects so many of the issues I

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Lindsay Elliott. Self portrait had with the 50mm. It’s 64mm on a cropped sensor, semi-wide angle coverage on a full frame, no more plastic mount, sharp as a tack, and not much bigger than a lens cap. This is a great, cheap lens to add to a collection or as a first lens to add to a camera+lens kit. $209.99; Broadway Camera. • I really miss having albums full of images. When I discovered the 4x6 Canon Selphy CP900 photo printer last week I was completely sold on the quality and price (photos are about $0.39 each to produce). You can purchase refill packs at Staples for $42.96 and they come with paper and ink for 108 images. You can also wirelessly print jpegs from your iPhone or Android. The printer could handle a party photobooth and it prints your Instagrams to send to grandma. Starting at $89.99; Amazon, London Drugs.

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Gifts for the Sartorialist

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rowing up in Port Hardy (pop. 5,000) Christie Lohr always imagined something bigger. After undertaking her fashion marketing certificate at Kwantlen, studying broadcast journalism at BCIT and interning at MTV Canada and FASHION Magazine, the Vancouver transplant founded Style Nine to Five, a one-stop fashion career website that brings fashion industry employers and job seekers together, and Beauty Nine to Five, the sister site for beauty jobs. She is a household name in the Canadian fashion industry, and offers of these picks for the well-decked: • Comfort and style are two of my favourite things. I love the gold buckle detail on these Le Chateau leather boots, $139.95. • The perfect amount of sparkle. These sterling silver studs by Vancouver designer Elsa Corsi are not only a jewelry wardrobe staple you’ll wear with everything, but a fantastic stocking stuffer. $25; Jeweliette Jewellery (1090 Hornby). • This moto-inspired lambskin leather Mackage Rumer jacket is on my wish list! It’s a higher price point, but something your family can all chip in on. You’ll wear this season after season. $690; Aritzia.

Style Nine to Five founder Christie Lohr picks festive fashions for under your tree. Lou Lou Childs photo wardrobe with hot colours like the RB python clutches. $205; Rebecca Bree Boutique (3680 W 4th). • It Girl and style muse Alexa Chung gives us an inside look at her life in her book It. $31.50; Chapters.

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Gifts for the Party Girl

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arties. Art. Pretty boys. Booze. Photos. Night and noise.” That about sums up Sydney Gregoire. Vancouver’s hardest-partying night owl offers gift suggestions for those cut from the same midnight cloth:

Gifts for the

• A wig from New York Novelties (2429 Main). Every raver kid needs a good wig selection.

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lenn Alderson is editor and co-publisher of BeatRoute magazine, an independent monthly music, arts and entertainment publication. He also plays in local postpunk hardcore outfit NEEDS and is a member of the legendary rap ensemble Too High Crew:

• Filled with reflections on the most nihilist of all pop movements from its key players, I don’t care if you play in a punk band or a shitty jam band that fumbles your way through Bob Marley covers, Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk is important to your future as a musician and you need to read it. $15; Pulp Fiction Books. • The Throbblehead figure of Joe Queer from the Queers assaulting the stage in full-on live mode is limited to 1,000 numbered units, stands at seven inches tall, and is fucking awesome. Aggronautix makes tons of different musical icons including GG Allin, Joe Shithead and Andrew WK but nothing says “THIS PLACE SUCKS” like New Hampshire’s crowned king of pop punk. $24.95; Aggronautix.com. • Shitty earplugs make hearing not very fun, which is why most musicians don’t mess with them. Regular

Glenn Alderson tears up his East Van magazine office and jam space. Rob Newell photo use of these bad boys will save your ears and keep the party going all night long. Etymotic Musicians Earplugs; $235.20. Sound Hearing Clinic (#207-1160 Burrard). • Stay warm on those late nights and long walks home from the gig with a Kwanzaa sweater from Shredders Apparel. Rappers are musicians too and this “hip-hop” Santa sweater is pretty believable, although I’ve never seen Santa personally so I can’t confirm. $79.99; Shredders Apparel.com.

Sydney Gregoire. Scott Loudoun photo • Novelty booze — something I wouldn’t buy myself, like a giant bottle of Champagne.

• A room at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, for partying or relaxing. Fairmont.com

• Dj lessons from the School of Remix, so I can host my own nights (courses start at $39).

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Gifts for the Gamer S (he’s currently playing through Grand Theft Auto V and Batman: Arkham Origins), he’s still got a wish list to guide all of the Santas in his life.

imon Furminger loves videogames so much that he found a career where he’s paid to play games all day long. The longtime Vancouverite is a game capture artist. His job description: to play an assigned game in order to “capture” footage that can be used in trailers and in-game cinematics and he has has wielded his skills on some of the biggest titles to emerge over the last several years, including Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Sleeping Dogs. While Simon is all set for games

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The popular EXP Restaurant & Bar, a Pender Street eatery, is the only videogame-geared venue of its kind in the city. From the themed menu to the décor (they’re currently displaying a giant Mass Effect Reaper made entirely out of gingerbread, because nothing says Christmas like a giant gingerbread Reaper), EXP is the go-to

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Gaming sessions can last for hours, and the most successful gamers eat strategically. They’re not contending with complicated fare like spaghetti; they’re consuming manageable food that’ll fill their bellies while also kicking their energy up to the next level — food like Awake Caffeinated Chocolates, a made-in-Canada, super-charged treat that’ll keep players in the game. Safeway, Shoppers.

health & wellness Gaming can be hard on the body, especially those parts responsible for operating the all-powerful controller. Soothe tired arms, shoulders and hands with the locally produced Be Soothed Muscle Balm (and consider throwing in a gift certificate for a massage). $24; Spruce Body Lab.

Inspiration Consider giving the gamers on your list a selection of movies that delve into the art of gaming: classics like War Games, The Wizard, and Tron — and the 2011 Disney animated flick Wreck-It Ralph, in which the titular character (a protagonist in a videogame) grows tired of his own game, jumps into others, and then — sorry, no spoilers. Future Shop and Best Buy.

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orn, raised, and still residing in Vancouver, Daniel Kalla spends his days (and sometimes nights) working as an emergency room physician. In his “off” time, though, he is the author of eight books, two of which have been optioned for feature films. As a reader, writer and many other things, he thinks these gift ideas will please the book lover on your list: • An e-reader will never replace the tactile joy of holding an actual

book, but it sure is a convenient way to take a story with you on a trip. Kobo Touch Black. $79; Chapters. • On those cold winter nights, why not curl up with a great new Canadian novel? The Orenda by Joseph Boyden is a bleak, raw and beautifully told story set at a pivotal point in the nation’s nascent history. Not recommended for the faint of heart, though. $32 at your local independent book store. • Every writer — even ones who

ER doctor and author Daniel Kalla with his latest bestselling novel Rising Sun, Falling Shadow. Rob Newell photo

gift guide compose only emails, memos or school essays — ought to have an easily accessible online thesaurus. My personal favourite is WordWeb Pro for Windows. Conveniently, it works as a pop-up within Word and most Windows-based programs. $25. • There’s no harm in giving a child the gift of story and literacy. A Good Book Drive allows you to donate a book online to the Frontier College Waiting Room Literacy Pilot Project. A few of my favourites from those halcyon evenings spent reading to my own kids? Love You Forever (Robert

Munsch), Goodnight Moon (Margaret Wise Brown), Olivia Saves the Circus (Ian Faulkner) and Walter The Farting Dog (William Kotzwinkle). Learn more at AGoodBookDrive.com. • Help save your marriage with the LED Ultra Bright Booklight, a little clip-on reading lamp that provides great illumination for your book, without lighting up the whole bedroom! For those of us who like to read a little later than our partners, this is just one of many LED options in this category. $12.99; Chapters-Indigo.

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Santa’s naughty I was recently coming home from playing Santa Claus at a friend’s brunch. Still dressed as the big guy, I was driving over the Burrard Bridge and saw a crap load of broken glass in the bike lane. As Santa is a cyclist first and foremost, I looped back and put the hazard lights on to clean up. People saw the hazard lights quickly and merged with little issue — I agree it wasn’t the best place to stop, but I was careful and it got people smiling. Well, most people were smiling. A guy from the other side of the six lanes was screaming at me and freaking out as either a) I was slowing traffic; or b) he thought I was taking his bottles. I ignored him for a bit, but he just got so annoying so I gave him the “finger” and screamed “f-off”! So here is Santa giving this guy the finger as kids are coming by shouting “Hi Santa!” out the window. I told him off only once but it was “Hi Kids!” followed by a “F- You!”. Don’t worry, no kids actually saw Santa having it out. Have a great holiday, Santa

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puter so I was given a phone number to call. Last night I went through 20 minutes of bullshit on the phone and in the end, I was told to do the application online. It’s like, “We value your business and screw you very much.” It really bothers me that people who aren’t computer savvy are being cut out of the loop. Clarence Sinclair

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We named our youngest son after Nelson Mandela and other heroic men. He is Nicholas (after the patron saint of children) Andrei (after Andrei Sakarov) David (after Henry David Thoreau) Nelson. His only complaint is that his name is too long to get on a driver’s licence. In 1981, I was teaching in New Zealand when the South African Springbok Rugby Team came to play the All Blacks. Theretofore I knew very little about apartheid and attendant issues. I got an education in a hurry. I ended up very much involved in the protest movement as I came to understand that a boycott of sports was a strong weapon against the oppression of apartheid. We feel greatly privileged to be part of this history and to know something of this great man. We hope our son will emulate Mandela’s works in some small ways. After graduation Nick plans to go to the Philippines to work in restoration following the recent disaster there. That will be a good start. Gary Pennington

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the Greater Vancouver housing market for much of this year,” Sandra Wyant, REBGV president said. “This year’s activity has resulted in gradual and modest increases in home prices of approximately one per cent over the last 12 months in the region.” New listings for detached, attached and apartment properties in Greater Vancouver totalled 3,245 in November. This represents a 17.7 per cent increase compared to the 2,758 new listings reported in November 2012 and a 24.8 per cent decline compared to the 4,315 new listings in October of this year. The total number of properties curcontinued next page

Residential Average Sale Prices - January 1977 to November 2013

542 SMITHE ST – THE MODE TOWNHOME: $595,000

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Beautiful 1126 sqft 2 level Townhome boasts 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, large kitchen island, granite countertops, electric fireplace, outdoor patio & more. Just steps to Robson retail district, Granville street entertainment district, entertainment venues & just mins to the seawall & marine recreation. 2-5-10 warranty, Rainscreened – Completed 2008. Ultra modern, sleek & feels like a home in the city! 1 parking, Rentals & pets allowed. Great investment property too!

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.

AZURA I: $969,000

CONCORDIA II: $659,000

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1400 $1,259,775 1200

Spectacular 180 degree views of unobstructed water, park & as far as you can see in a luxury waterfront Masterplanned community • Steps to the seawall, million $ parks, Granville Island aquabus, seaside restaurants & marinas • SW Corner 1138 sqft 2bdrm+2bath+real den • Features hardwood flrs throughout, S/S appliances, gas stove, granite countertops, flr-ceiling windows, lots of natural light and views from every room! • TWO PARKING STALLS & storage locker • Mint condition and show suite quality • Resort amenities: Club Viva pool, hottub, concierge, squash courts, theatre, gym, guest suite & more.

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Highly sought after – Pomaria, sleek European design by Robert Ledingham and developed by Qualek Landmark • Ultra modern high end luxury with open floorplan for the most discerning buyer, 703 sqft, 1 bdrm + den (windows) featuring high ceilings, Bosch Stainless Steel appliances w/ gas stove, black granite countertops, insuite storage (pantry), corner NE city views, balcony for bbq’s, 1 locker & prkg • Steps to seawall, Granville Island market aquabus, tranquil marine culture, marinas and parks • Geothermal heating / cooling (Air conditioning) • Guest suite, gym, concierge • Don’t miss this one!

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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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2348 Anora Dr Abbotsford

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809 East Keith Rd North Vancouver

3661 Commercial St Vancouver

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301-1250 Burnaby St Vancouver

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431 5th St New Westminster

3617 West 21st Ave Vancouver

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2605-2789 Shaughnessy, PoCo

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813 E 7th St North Vancouver

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

308-1438 RICHARDS STREET AZURA I

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2-2498 E 8TH AVENUE TOWNHOUSE

2916 E. 41ST AVENUE $729,000

2609-977 MAINLAND STREET YALETOWN PARK 3 - SOLD IN 1 DAY!

2301-969 RICHARDS STREET $399,000

803-2968 GLEN DRIVE $388,000

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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!

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SUB P/H: 1603-189 DAVIE ST. AQUARIUS III: $608,000

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2707-1372 SEYMOUR STREET THE MARK: $399,900

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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!

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3275 Marmion Ave Vancouver

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3775 Trinity St, Vancouver

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312-1655 Nelson St Vancouver

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2501 Burian Dr Coquitlam

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16635 14th Ave White Rock

2503 Burian Dr Coquitlam

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$675,000 310 – 1435 NELSON ST

OPEN SUN 2-4PM West of Denman garden level suite with a private entrance, your pooch will love it. Well laid out 1,039 sq.ft. 2 bdrm, 2 bath with some updating, waiting for your personal touch. Includes gas f/p, laundry, parking & storage in this well-managed bldg. Pets & rentals welcome. 1 blk to Stanley Park & 2 blks to English Bay.

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Fully renovated 641 sq.ft. 1 bedroom with new kitchen, bath, flooring, appliances, paint and lighting. Move in now.

Cosmo. One Bedroom and Den with city and Mountain views. Rentals allowed.

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$288,000

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WAKE UP! BE THE SMART ONE WHO BUYS WITH CONFIDENCE in a well established bldg. w/ a stellar maintenance record. Quiet, tree –lined street: 1 ½ blks from the beach in one direction + restaurants, shops, transit in the other. Spacious bdrm (655 sq.ft) w/ 1 parking & storage. For more info and to view… call Marilou!

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214 – 1355 HARWOOD ST

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102 –1655 NELSON ST NEW PRICE

$345,000

Enjoy Life in one of the Best Buildings in the West End. The Westport is centrally located between Robson & Davie Street. Walk to all your favorite restaurants, coffee shops & shopping stores. Stroll down to the seawall & Stanly Park. Move in condition for this extra large 1 bedroom w/ walk in closet. 2 person soaker tub, enclosed solarium for either a home office or lounge area. 1 parking stall & storage locker. You will fall in love with this suite location. Pet & rental friendly building.

Fantastic opportunity to live or invest in a spacious 1 bedroom city home. Quiet south-facing garden suite with many upgrades. Situated in a well-maintained building w/ a proactive strata. Recent building upgrades include a new roof (2013), piping (2008), hot water tanks, elevator, common area upgrades & money for a new boiler. 1 parking and 1 storage locker included. Rentals and pets allowed! All this in the heart of the West End, just steps to the seawall, English Bay, shopping and all the great amenities downtown has to offer. www.candiceelliott.com

Renovated 491 sq.ft. studio loft in the Van Horne building. Fabulous space in a great central Gastown location.

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Almost 14,000 properties listed for sale

Sherree Mitchell & Frank Zomar

pared to the 1,000 sales in November 2011. The benchmark price increased 0.8 per cent from November 2012 to $367,800. Attached property sales in November 2013 totalled 426, an increase of 38.8 per cent compared to the 307 sales in November 2012, and a 4.1 per cent decline compared to the 444 attached properties sold in November 2011. The benchmark price of an attached unit is currently $458,000, which is a 0.8 per cent increase from November 2012.

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Born and raised in Vancouver – let our local knowledge move you. Sherree Mitchell 604.240.0762 Frank Zomar 604.377.5728

rently listed for sale on the MLS® in Greater Vancouver is 13,986, a 10.9 per cent decrease compared to November 2012 and an 8.3 per cent decline compared to October 2013. The sales-to-active-listings ratio currently sits at 16.6 per cent in Greater Vancouver. The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Greater Vancouver is currently $603,000. This represents a 1 per cent increase compared to November 2012. Sales of detached properties reached 926 in November 2013, an increase of 47.2 per cent from the 629 detached sales recorded in November 2012, and a 1.1 per cent increase from the 916 units sold in November 2011. The benchmark price for detached properties increased 1.1 per cent from November 2012 to $924,800. Sales of apartment properties reached 969 in November 2013, an increase of 29.2 per cent compared to the 750 sales in November 2012, and a decline of 3.1 per cent com-

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Coming next week - West of Denman 1924 Comox. Large suite in the prime English Bay neighbourhood.Top quality strata, 737 sf + open balcony. Pets OK. Call for info. $398,000.

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In Suite Laundry 1655 Nelson #210 Gorgeous renovations, in suite laundry, 9 ft. ceilings and post and beam construction make this quiet 1 bdrm renovated suite a very hot listing in the English Bay Denman area. Pets & rentals OK. 682 sf. $328,000.

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ST NICholaS Day SPeCIal Top floor quiet, peaceful position, tranquil pleasant outlook over garden courtyard from spacious no waste space one bedroom floorplan with large balcony and only one common wall. Super well maintained pet and rental friendly strata with strong contingency and maintenance program offers comfortable home or investment in central West End. Includes great storage, underground parking, bike rooms, several large common garden decks and possiblity of insuite laundry. $339,800 ChRISTmaS IN hollaND Gifts or coal in the wooden shoes – perfect story for this character home with heritage style & elegance. Grandparents could have entertained here for many Christmas’ past in 1140 sf second level two bedroom with gorgeous mahogany inlaid oak floors & wraparound casement windows. Wonderful West of Denman location near Robson, Denman, Coal Harbour, Lost Lagoon & English Bay to enjoy Stanley Park Christmas Train, Polar Bear swim & more. $479,000

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The burrata and North Arms Farms beet salad with candied hazelnuts is one of chef Bradley Cummings’ new takes on classic grill favourites at Grill & Vine. Anya Levykh photo

Living here just got more appetizing Independent retirement living is nothing short of tasteful at Cedar Springs. As if the chef-prepared dining here isn’t incentive enough, we’ve just introduced the most irresistible offer of its kind on the North Shore. Now for as little as $2,995 per month, you can enjoy all these benefits: • Spacious private suite + kitchenette • delicious menu options

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Wise program), is now open at 3825 Main. A fish store and tasty eatery, you can be sure everything, from the battered fish to the medley of soups, will be traceable to the source. TheFishCounter.com

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The familiar blue and yellow colours of the Yolks food truck beckon where The Brave Bull steakhouse used to dwell. Fried chicken and waffles and other daily specials are now being served at 1298 E. Hastings. Yolks.ca

Local Food & Drink Happenings

THE DISH For those heading up to Whistler for fresh powder, fuelling pre- and postski is essential — not to mention a good excuse to indulge. Westin Resort and Spa, Whistler’s newly opened Grill & Vine has some hearty and delicious options, such as the starter of crispy quail with multi-grain waffle and maple-glazed grapes ($15) or the burrata and North Arms Farms beet salad, with crispy and raw beets, ver jus dressing and candied hazelnuts. Executive chef Bradley Cummings has created a menu that focuses on modern interpretations of classic grill favourites, like the sea scallop and bone marrow risotto, with its monstrous bone luge, Sakura Farms pork duo, and wild boar lasagna, as well as classic Napoletana pizzas from the Wood Stone oven and a few childhood favourites. Chorizo tater tots were creamy, salty and addictive, as was the black truffle mac ‘n’ cheese (no truffle oil here, just the real thing). The restaurant also has an Enomatic system installed, meaning a rotating selection of 16 wines by the glass on offer. GrillandVineWhistler.com

SCENE | HEARD Vancouver locals Josh Gale, an IT sales specialist, and Patrick Stansfield, an entrepreneur, have both made it into the Top 50 Home Cooks for the new culinary competition series MasterChef Canada on CTV. Watch for the series Mondays at 8pm beginning January 20. The Fish Counter, the highly anticipated offering from Rob Clark and Mike McDermid (the two founders of the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean

Victory Gardens has launched an online shop just in time for the holidays. Offering services, supplies, and handmade products, Victory Gardens’ mission is to help people grow their own food and increase the amount of food grown in our city. Shop.VictoryGardensVancouver.ca

DRINK | DINE Rosewood Hotel Georgia is throwing a Christmas Eve gala dinner in the Spanish Ballroom. The Ocean Wise seafood buffet dinner also includes take-home photos, aerial performing artists, live music and prize draw. $148 per person ($188 for VIP tables). Children under 12 are $48, children under five are complimentary. Call 604-673-7013 for tickets. RosewoodHotels.com/HotelGeorgia Cibo Trattoria is celebrating New Year’s Eve with an extravagant fivecourse menu that features beef carpaccio, fresh spaghetti in brodo with rock cod, risotto of foraged mushrooms, 45-day, dry-aged rib of beef, vanilla panna cotta, local oysters, champagne at midnight, and more. $109 per person. CiboTrattoria.com False Creek Fresh Market (1500 Howe) is hosting a holiday sing-along from 5 to 7pm on December 17, 19, 21 and 23. There’s hot chocolate and cider to keep you warm; drop off food items for A Loving Spoonful. Anya Levykh has been writing about all things ingestible for over a decade. Hear her every Monday on CBC Radio One’s On the Coast, follow her @foodgirlfriday and catch up at FoodGirlFriday.com.

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Soirette’s holiday collection of macarons includes a Vin de Noix.

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ver the last couple weeks I have made Cookie Monster look like an amateur. Cookies are not even my favourite category of dessert, but it’s easy to make room for them. Calling them “biscuits” makes me feel less guilty about it, too, although who am I kidding? I never really feel guilty unless I eat 10 in one sitting. Here are 10 stand-out holiday cookies, and many are even available throughout the year. They aren’t necessarily “the best”, because we all know how I feel about “the best” anything, but they are 10 that I wouldn’t mind having all at once.

10 Holiday Cookies (in no particular order) Holiday Spiced Whipped Shortbread from Bel Café — Pastry Chef Wayne Kozniko killed his shortbread from last year with his new and improved version. The addition of rice flour and confectioner’s sugar always gives shortbread a melt-inyour-mouth consistency, and whipping the batter makes it extra light. Buttery flavour, hint of vanilla, and soft and tender texture makes it my favourite new shortbread this season. Santa’s Milk & Cookies and Vin de Noix Macarons from Soirette Macaron & Tea — Pastry chef Shobna Kannusamy’s Santa’s Milk & Cookies macaron comes with an unexpected homemade, egg-free cookie dough in the centre, and her Vin de Noix macaron is filled with a dark chocolate ganache infused with Vista D’oro Farms & Winery’s flagship fortified walnut wine. Both are exclusive to her holiday collection of macarons. Ginger Chocolate Cookies from Kitchening & Co. — Carly Wintschel specializes in macarons, but I actually prefer her new ginger chocolate cookies now. They’re soft and chewy, not too sweet, and made with freshly grated ginger, cocoa and chocolate.

Vancouver’s favourite breakfast destination for over 10 years.

Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies from Beaucoup Bakery — Jackie Kai-Ellis opened her store with these and it was an instant favourite. It’s rich, sweet, and decadent, and it will make you question the other ones in the city. She offers them in a mini stocking stuffer size this year, too. Polvoron from Goldilocks — It’s a Spanish-style shortbread cookie and they’re available all year at Goldilocks, a Filipino bakery. The cookie itself is almost creamy, but the Pinipig Polvoron has Rice Crispies in it for contrasting texture. It’s my favourite kind of polvoron.

A taste of Thailand in the heart of Yaletown.

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Gorgonzola & Pistachio Shortbread from Coach House Shortbread Company — It’s based in Toronto, but you can order them online. They are a shortbread pioneer in shortbread and one of my all-time favourites. Their savoury collection is hard to beat. Parmesan & Rosemary Shortbread from PÉCHÉ MIGNON — If you’d rather buy local, then this allnatural sweet and savoury artisan shortbread is also very good. Chocolate Sparkle Cookies from Thomas Haas — It’s nothing new, but a classic. The recipe is online, or you can buy them in cookie dough form and bake them at home. Made with ground almonds and chocolate, this rich cookie is gluten free. Okinawa Matcha Shortbread from Cake-Ya — It is a quaint little Japanese bakery with to-go items in Port Moody. Their matcha shortbread is like biting into a sandcastle in a very good way. I need to do a back-to-back comparison with Bel Café’s, the texture was similar. Gluten Free Marzipan Ginger Cookies from Chef Kev — You’ll find Pastry Chef Kev at various Christmas Markets in Vancouver. These soft, moist and tender cookies and made with ground almonds, fresh candied ginger and a bit of ginger powder. It’s my favourite from his cookie collection. Mijune’s next Follow Me Foodie adventure: Exploring Oaxacan cuisine with Iron Chef Rob Feenie and company in Oaxaca, Mexico. Follow #FMFinOaxaca for updates or tweet interview questions to @followmefoodie. Also find her with the Sake Association of British Columbia at the “Emperor’s Birthday Reception” conducted by the Consulate General of Japan on Dec. 17. Find out more about Mijune at FollowMeFoodie. com or follow her on Twitter @followmefoodie.

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einhardt Fine Food has long been a destination for Europeans looking for a taste of home and travellers who want to revisit culinary adventures. But just as we can’t live in our past, a retail store can’t stay there either. Meinhardt’s recently underwent a renovation and facelift that show off enhanced frozen and on-the-go hot sections, gourmet gluten-free options and rejigged v-shaped checkout area that makes waiting in line more convivial. Last Wednesday, general manager Michael Meinhardt, whose mother Linda founded the store 18 years ago, also unveiled an array of new Meinhardt Artisan Collection products. They include caramelized pineapple frozen yogurt, cheese palmiers and twists, an porcini and asiago frozen pasta. “We need to give the customer a reason for coming here,” he says of his quest to search out the best products from around the world. “We like to think of ourselves as purveyors of culinary discoveries.”

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ain Hill dips his finger into the clear liquid that is burbling in a cup attached to the huge brass still at the Yaletown Distilling Company. The company’s longtime head brewer and neophyte head distiller pauses as he absorbs the full impact of the gin’s flavours, noting the strong hints of juniper berries, coriander and bitter almonds. The flavours are intense because there’s a bit more distilling to go before the gin is bottled and sold at the distillery’s bar on Hamilton Street, but the promise of good things to come is definitely there. While gin drinkers are accustomed to a distiller’s penchant for tinkering with flavours — Hill wants to introduce lavender and bitter orange peel — Hill also knows his vodka might take a bit of getting used to. “Personally, I like it as a sipping vodka, which is why it does have more flavour,” he says of his version. “But we’ll probably end up with a couple of different vodkas.” Shaun Layton is the bar manager at L’Abattoir but he’s been working with the Mark James Group — which includes the distillery, sister restaurant and lounge, the neighbouring craft beer company and liquor store — to come up with some signature cocktails. He too likes the stronger taste of Hill’s vodka. “This reminded me of Polish vodka because it actually tasted like something,” Layton said during a recent media tour at the distillery. “Most don’t have much personality” because they are distilled so many times.

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Yaletown Distilling Company head distiller Iain Hill toasts the new venture with a Vesper Martini created by L’Abattoir’s Shaun Layton. Martha Perkins photo Layton’s created a vodka version of the French 75 with citrus, sugar and sparkling wine as well as introduced his take on the Vesper Martini, which James Bond drinks in Casino Royale, using vodka, gin and Cocchi Americano. Yaletown’s vodka might take a bit of getting used to for some cocktail drinkers but Fraser Boyer, the director of operations for the Mark James Group, believes that Vancouverites’ palates are ready. “The gin is a runaway success; the vodka you have to explain,” he said. “We’re having the same challenge with the vodka that we had with IPA 19 years ago.” In December 1994, Yaletown Brewing Co. opened its doors and one of its first offerings was an India Pale Ale. No one bought it. Then the craft beer revolution happened and Yaletown’s IPA is one of its most popular offerings.

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Mary MacKay of Terra Breads puts pancakes and granola together and tops it off with salted caramel sauce.

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Lini 910 Labrusca Lambrusco Rosso NV | Italy | $19.99 | BC Liquor Stores Jess Bryans, the wine buyer for the Joey restaurant chain, has an adventurous palate that I’ve long admired. It comes as no shock to me that she shook things up a little bit by going with this gem of a sparkling red. “I chose this Lambrusco because to me it has all the makings of a treat for the holidays. It’s bubbly and festive, but also has that ripe berry character you’d find in a hearty red. Lively on the palate with refreshing acidity and flavours of raspberry, blueberry and black cherry, it’s perfect for sitting by the fire,

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ho wouldn’t dream of waking up to these pancakes with caramel sauce on Christmas morning? Mary MacKay, the chief baker and co-owner of Terra Breads, has created this wonderful way to combine pancakes and granola and top it all off with some of her salted caramel sauce and yogurt. How many more sleeps until Christmas morning? Buttermilk Pancakes with Terra Breads Granola and Granny Smith Apples Makes about 10 pancakes

1 cup all-purpose flour 1 tbsp. sugar 1-1/4 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. baking soda 1/4 tsp. sea salt 1 cup buttermilk 1 large egg 1-1/2 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted and cooled 3/4 cup Terra Breads Granola 1 Granny Smith Apple, peeled, cored and grated

Valle dell’Acate 2011 Frappato Vittoria | Italy | $24.99 | BC Liquor Stores Brooke Delves, wine director at Wildebeest, is also prone to venture off the beaten path to find wines that suit Wildebeest’s playful, carnivorous fare. “Whether you’re decorating the tree or needing something to pair with a traditional turkey feast, this light-bodied, gulpable red should suit any holiday occasion. Full of ripe strawberries, cherries, mint and orange blossom, it’s so delicious that this isn’t just a recommendation, but a wine that I’m really bringing to my family Christmas dinner!” Vale do Bomfim 2011 Reserva | Portugal | $19.99 | BC Liquor Stores Emily Walker is currently on maternity leave from her position as the sommelier at the Four Seasons Hotel but, as someone who doesn’t idle well, she still comes in a couple days a week to run her wine program — now with baby in tow. “From the famed Port house of Dow’s, this tasty Portuguese red is packed with cozy

and festive flavours of currants, baking spice and licorice, plus savoury notes of black olives and mineral. It will make for a worthy guest at your dinner table, pairing nicely with a variety of traditional holiday dishes such as baked ham, candied yams and Grandma’s famous stuffing!” Château Rousselle 2009 Côtes de Bourg | France $29.99 | Liberty Wine Merchants/Private Stores Tyler Dawson runs the Park Royal location of Liberty Wine Merchants while Tweeting a slew of deals, tasting notes and more, over at @TyTheWineGuy. In a nod to many Bordeaux wines being ultra-expensive and the fantastic values being tough to find, he shares that, “This blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Cabernet Franc is a delicious reason this Christmas to believe (in Bordeaux) again. There’s supple fruit, plump plums, classic Bourgeois dirt, and the label even looks like Christmas!” Gonzalez Byass Pedro Ximenez Dulce Nectar Spain | $29.99 | BC Liquor Stores Bryant Mao, the Hawksworth Restaurant wine director, is ensuring that he’s saving room for dessert this year with a little something that should warm you up quite nicely. “This intensely sweet Sherry is Christmas pudding in a glass! With plenty of warm flavours including raisins, dark chocolate and toffee with cinnamon and nutmeg, it’s great poured over ice cream, too!”

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Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk the buttermilk eggs and melted butter. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Stir gently until the wet and dry ingredients are just combined. Fold in Terra Breads granola and grated apple; batter should appear slightly lumpy. Let the batter rest for 10 minutes while heating griddle or skillet.

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Heat a griddle or a large skillet over medium heat. Lightly oil the griddle. Pour 1/4 cup of the batter onto the griddle for each pancake, space about 1 inch apart. Let cook until bubbles rise to the surface and the edges look dry, 1 to 2 minutes. Flip the pancakes over and cook until the second side is nicely browned, about 1 minute more. Pancakes can be served immediately or held in a 200°F oven until ready to serve. Top warm pancakes with plain yogurt and Terra Breads Salted Caramel Sauce.

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holiday hot tickets EVENTS ROBSON SQUARE ICE RINK: Skaters of all ages and levels of ability are invited to skate on the provincial government’s downtown rink. Admission is free and skate rentals are available. November 15-February 28, 2014 at Robson Square Ice Rink (800 Robson). WINTER ART MARKET: The Museum of Anthropology’s annual sale features a special selection of festive gifts from Mexico and Peru, fair trade jewellery and accessories from international markets, holiday decorations. To December 24 (6393 NW Marine Drive, UBC). LIGHTS OF HOPE: Thousands of lights create a sense of wonder at St. Paul’s Hospital. Community celebration on November 20 includes fireworks from 6:30 to 7pm, food trucks and entertainment. Nightly until January 6. VANCOUVER CHRISTMAS MARKET: Traditional German Christmas market features a Christmas carousel, live entertainment, and 45 wooden huts showcasing an array of artisans and food vendors. To December 24 at Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza (650 Hamilton). $3-$6 LUMINESCENCE: Explore the deep-sea world of fluorescent and bioluminescent light, watch Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas 4D and catch a glimpse of Scuba Claus. To January 22 at Vancouver Aquarium (845 Avison Way, Stanley Park). BRIGHT NIGHTS – STANLEY PARK CHRISTMAS TRAIN: Ride the train, watch animated displays and take in two million twinkling lights. To January 5 at Miniature Railway Plaza in Stanley Park (off Pipeline Road). $5.50-$10 at www.ticketmaster.ca. CAROL SHIPS PARADE OF LIGHTS: The annual festival showcases more than 50 boats covered with more than 100,000 lights — and delights thousands of passengers and people watching from the shore. To December 23 at False Creek, Jericho, West Vancouver, Deep Cove, and other locations. Go to CarolShips.org for schedule. WINTER SOLSTICE LANTERN FESTIVAL: The Roundhouse Community Centre hosts a series of events and workshops. Events include Tree of Life

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with the Secret Lantern Society (various days), the Labrynth of Light (Dec. 21) and last-minute fast lantern (Dec. 21). www.roundhouse.ca FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS: A million twinkling lights combine with festive entertainment to create an immersive holiday experience. To January 4 at VanDusen Botanical Garden (5251 Oak). A child’s Christmas in Wales: Reading of Dylan Thomas’s classic with Russell Roberts, Brian Tate, Colleen Winton and Gover Robers. Dec. 12 & 13 at Cambrian Hall (215 E. 17th) at 7:30pm. Tickets $20 by calling Neville at 604-294-4332. Must be older than 19. www.welshsociety.com. BLIM INDOOR CRAFT MARKET: Indie artisans sell handmade crafts, accessories, apparel, paper goods, jewellery, and more. December 14 at Chinese Cultural Centre (50 East Pender). Entry by donation. 14th ANNUAL GOT CRAFT? SHOW: Vancouver’s largest indie craft fair returns with more than 75 vendors, DIY workshops, and wine and beer on Saturday. December 14-15 at Maritime Labour Centre (1880 Triumph). $3 at door. THE SHORTEST DAY: The Cinematheque celebrates the shortest day of the year with free screenings of award-winning short films. December 21 at The Cinematheque (1131 Howe). YUK YUK’S: Festive cheer a-plenty is to be found at Yuk Yuk’s, where a steady stream of emerging and internationally acclaimed comedians incite laughter from the stage. Ongoing at 2837 Cambie. Winter Solstice SECRET Lantern Festival: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Gardens brings light to the longest night of the year, 6-10 pm, December 21. (Lantern workshops December 8 and 14.) Recommended donation $5. www.vancouverchinesegarden.com

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• THE SANTALAND DIARIES: Humourist David Sedaris’s merrily wicked tale of his tour of duty as an elf at Macy’s Santaland. To December 21 at Revue Stage (1601 Johnstone). $29-$39 • IT’S SNOWING ON SALTSPRING: A Christmas tale about a disenchanted islander and his reindeerguided trip to the North Pole. To Dec. 28 at Granville Island Stage (1585 Johnston). $29-$49 *** Christmas Queen: An evil queen wants to steal Christmas but the audience has fun saving it in Vancouver TheatreSports improv comedy fairytale for the holidays. To Dec. 21 at 7:30pm at The Improv Centre on Granville Island (1502 Dunleavy.) Tickets $8 to $21 at www.vtsl.com. The King and I: Gateway Theatre’s artistic director Jovanni Sy making his stage debut as the King of Siam, with Barbar Tomasic as Anna. To Dec. 31 (except Dec. 23, 24, 25, 27.) Tickets #0-$49. 6500 Gilbert Road, Richmond. www.gatewaytheatre.com. CAVALIA’S ODYSSEO: Equestrian arts, high-tech theatrical effects and the magic of theatre in a breathtaking ode to horse and man featuring 63 horses and 47 artists. To Jan. 5 at White Big Top (Olympic Village). $29.50-$139.50 at www.cavalia.net. HOTEL BETHLEHEM: Why was the inn so full? This funny satire starring John Murphy dares to disconstruct the Nativity Story. To Dec. 22, $15-$30, at Firehall Arts Centre. www.firehallartscentre.ca. BAH! HUMBUG!: Victorian England meets Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside in this staged reading of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Jim Byrnes as Scrooge. Dec. 12-14 at Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 West Hastings). $15-$25 at www.2mevents.com. JACK AND THE BEANSTALK: Traditional Christmas pantomime with rousing musical numbers and audience participation (children love heckling the demon). December 13-January 4 at Metro Theatre (1370 SW Marine). $22-$25 at www.eventbrite.com. UNCLE VANYA: In Anton Chekhov’s tragicomedy, Vanya’s monotonous existence is thrust into chaos when his brother-in-law returns with irresistible new wife. December 23-January 18 at The Cultch (1895 Venables). From $18 at www.thecultch.com.

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MUSIC A TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS: Christmas music and carols are performed by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, UBC Opera Ensemble, and EnChoir. Conducted by Gordon Gerrard and hosted by Christopher Gaze. December 12-14 at St. Andrews-Wesley (1012 Nelson). $36-$40 at www. vancouversymphony.ca. HEART & FRIENDS: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: Famed rocker sisters perform holiday songs and iconic hits with special guests Sarah McLachlan, Shawn Colvin, and Ben Mink. December 13 at Queen Elizabeth Theatre (649 Cambie). $62.50-$85 at www.ticketmaster.ca. Joy to the world: Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir will have you smiling, singing, and grooving along in your seat. December 13-15, Christ Church Cathedral, 7:30pm, $10 to $25. www. goodnoisevgc.com MESSIAH: Superb music and ancient text combine

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DANCE GOH BALLET’S THE NUTCRACKER: More than 200 local performers will share the stage with principal dancers from the Royal Danish Ballet and members of the Beijing Dance Academy. Music performed by the Vancouver Opera Orchestra. December 14-22 at The Centre in Vancouver for the Performing Arts (777 Homer). From $28 at www. ticketmasterca. ALBERTA BALLET’S THE NUTCRACKER: Seasonal classic features choreography by Edmund Stripe, sets and costumes by Emmy Award-winning designer Zack Brown, scores of children, and the VSO performing Tchaikovsky’s famous score. December 28-31 at Queen Elizabeth Theatre (649 Cambie). $26.50-$85 at www.ticketmaster.ca.

OUT-OF-TOWN HERITAGE CHRISTMAS: Experience the sights, sounds, and smells of Christmases past. To December 13 at Burnaby Village Museum (6501 Deer Lake, Burnaby).

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NYE 2014 @ TELUS WORLD OF SCIENCE: The iconic sphere is transformed into an ultra-hot party spot for 1,100 Vancouverites. With two rooms of music on two floors, five bars, and bubbly. 9pm (1455 Quebec). From $80 at Twisted. ca. SHANGRI-LA NEW YEAR’S EVE GALA: Ring in 2014 in the tallest building in Vancouver. Ticket includes champagne, appetizers from Market by Jean-Georges, paparazzi media wall, and DJs Stimulant J and C-Stylez. Party begins at 8pm (1128 West Georgia). From $120 at ClubZone.com. LE GALA 2014: Enjoy dinner, performances by Tonye Aganaga, David Morin, and Myles Bigelow, and a live countdown to midnight in an upscale and mature atmosphere. 7:30pm at Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Hotel (1128 West Hastings). From $90 at TicketZone.com. THE GATSBY GALA AT THE STATION: Hop on the Midnight Express and travel back in time to the vibrant galas of the Roaring 20s. Featuring live music by Ten Souljers; Belgian chocolate fountains and a dessert buffet; cocktail bars and champagne stations; and themed photo booths. 8pm at Rocky Mountaineer Station (1755 Cottrell). $65 at ExperienceGatsby.com. NYE CLUB CRAWL: Hit four of the Vancouver’s hottest clubs (Shark Club; Blarney Stone; Roxy; Ceili’s) in one night. Includes transportation in a party bus, VIP entry to all of the clubs, drink specials, party favours, and Mardi Gras beads. From $30 at NewYearsEveClubCrawl.com. NYE ELEVATION 2014: Bid adieu to 2013 from one of the best perches in the city: the Vancouver Lookout, which serves up a 360° view from 555 feet in the air. Countdown to midnight with champagne, appetizers, and two DJs. 9pm (555 West Hastings). $85 at ClubZone.com. NEW YEAR’S EVE CRUISE: Indulge in champagne and a roast beef tenderloin dinner while taking in Vancouver’s stunning nighttime lights from aboard a luxury vessel. Boarding at 8:30pm at 1601 Bayshore. $120 at ClubZone.com. NEW YEAR’S EVE AT FAIRMONT HOTEL VANCOUVER: Arrival Agency and Cherchez La Femme present the first New Year’s Even celebration at the legendary hotel in more than a decade. The all-night dance party (which includes a yummy dinner option) has been sold out for a while now, but additional tickets might become available; keep refreshing www.hotelvancouvernye2014.com. 9pm (900 West Georgia).

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Middle Earth, middle story: Smaug paves the way for Hobbit’s grand finale.

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Starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen Directed by Peter Jackson After a muddled and meandering start with his first Hobbit installment, director Peter Jackson returns in fine form with The Desolation of Smaug and reminds audiences why we fell in love with Middle Earth in the first place. That being said, the film still feels bloated and sags considerably at the halfway mark. Picking up, after a short flashback, almost immediately following the events of An Unexpected Journey, Bilbo (Martin Freeman), Gandalf (Ian McKellen) and their band of not so merry dwarves are on the run from the vicious Azog and his fearsome pack of Orcs. The group soon enlists the help of a shape-shifting bear named Beorn (one of the

film’s brief highlights), gets caught by some suspicious Wood-elves (including familiar face Orlando Bloom as Legolas) and eventually reaches the human settlement of Lake-town as they draw ever closer to the Lonely Mountain and its fire breathing inhabitant, Smaug the dragon. The action scenes in the first hour of the film are breathlessly paced and, for the most part, brilliantly executed; the Thor river rapids barrel sequence is jawDiakow dropping and makes for one of the most compelling parts in Jackson’s films. Many of the characters have more room to grow now that overlong dinner introductions are no longer needed. However, The Desolation of Smaug inevitably becomes a chore to sit through as the filmmaker’s excessive padding becomes obvious; still, there are magic and thrills to behold that certainly pave the way for an epic finale.

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Every Christmas, the staff at Glowbal Group cook and serve a meal for 2,000 people at Union Gospel Mission. In this photo are Bill Mollard, Union Gospel Mission president, with Emad Yacoub, President and CEO of Glowbal Restaurant Group. Another cause for concern is individuals who are unable to buy or cook food. A Loving Spoonful aims to provide AIDS/HIV survivors with the basic nutrition that some are unable to receive, by delivering goods right to their door. Executive director Lisa Martella says that they’ve been running their Holiday Hamper program for at least six years, and people can help out by donating various food and hygiene products. “We make sure we know what our clients’ needs are,” said Martella, adding that Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve will be especially busy. Anybody looking to act as a driver on these busy days is encouraged to contact A Loving Spoonful. And finally, if committing to just one organization doesn’t suit you, donating to the Vancouver Foundation will always help. The foundation funds and support a number of philanthropic projects and non-profit start-ups, including food co-ops and especially youth homelessness solutions. Your time can always be spent supporting the community. Take the initiative and help your neighbours.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected President of the United States four times, more often than any other president. And yet he never won a majority of the votes cast by the citizens of his home county in New York. I foresee the possibility of a comparable development in your life. You may be more successful working on the big picture than you are in your immediate situation. It could be easier for you to maneuver when you’re not dealing with familiar, up-close matters. What’s outside your circle might be more attracted to your influence than what’s nearer to home. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): In 2009, actress Sandra Bullock starred in three films, two of which earned her major recognition. For All About Steve, she was given a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress. Her work in The Blind Side, on the other hand, won her an Oscar for Best Actress. I’m thinking that you may experience a similar paradox in the coming days, Taurus. Some of your efforts might be denigrated, while others are praised. It may even be the case that you’re criticized and applauded for the same damn thing. How to respond? Learn from Bullock’s example. She gave gracious acceptance speeches at the award ceremonies for both. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Almost 2,000 years ago, a Roman doctor named Scribonius Largus developed recipes for three different kinds of toothpaste. One contained the ashes of burned-up deer antler, aromatic resin from an evergreen shrub known as mastic, and a rare mineral called sal ammoniac. His second toothpaste was a mix of barley flour, vinegar, honey, and rock salt. Then there was the third: sun-dried radish blended with finely ground glass. Let’s get a bit rowdy here and propose that these three toothpastes have metaphorical resemblances to the life choices in front of you right now. I’m going to suggest you go with the second option. At the very least, avoid the third. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Are you feeling a bit pinched, parched, and prickly? Given the limitations you’ve had to wrestle with lately, I wouldn’t be surprised if you were. Even though you have passed some of the sneaky tests and solved some of the itchy riddles you’ve been compelled to deal with, they have no doubt contributed to the pinched, parched prickliness. What can be done to help you recover your verve? I’m thinking that all you will have to do is respond smartly to the succulent temptations that life will bring your way in the coming weeks. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Have you ever situated yourself between two big bonfires on a beach and basked in the primal power? Was there a special moment when you found yourself sitting between two charismatic people you loved and admired, soaking up the life-giving radiance they exuded? Did you ever read a book that filled you with exaltation as you listened to music that thrilled your soul? These are the kinds of experiences I hope you seek out in the coming week. I’d love to see you get nourished stereophonically by rich sources of excitement. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Mythically speaking, this would be a propitious time for you to make an offering to the sea goddess. In dreams or meditations or fantasies, I suggest you dive down into the depths, find the supreme feminine power in her natural habitat, and give her a special gift. Show her how smart you are in the way you express love, or tell her exactly how you will honor her wisdom in the future. If she is receptive, you may even ask her for a favor. Maybe she’ll be willing to assist you in accessing the deep feelings that haven’t been fully available to you. Or perhaps she will teach you how to make conscious the secrets you have been keeping from yourself.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don’t linger in a doorway, Libra. Don’t camp out in a threshold or get stuck in the middle of anything. I understand your caution, considering the fact that life is presenting you with such paradoxical clues. But if you remain ambivalent too much longer, you may obstruct the influx of more definitive information. The best way to generate the clarity and attract the help you need will be to make a decisive move — either in or out, either forward or backward, either up or down. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “It’s a rare person who wants to hear what he doesn’t want to hear,” said TV talk show host Dick Cavett. I will love it if you make yourself one of those rare types, Scorpio. Can you bring yourself to be receptive to truths that might be disruptive? Are you willing to send out an invitation to the world, asking to be shown revelations that contradict your fixed theories and foregone conclusions? If you do this hard work, you will be granted a brainstorm and a breakthrough. You might also be given a new reason to brag. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): There are pregnant truths I could reveal to you right now that I’ve decided not to disclose. I don’t think you’re prepared to hear them yet. If I told you what they are, you wouldn’t be receptive or able to register their full meaning; you might even misinterpret them. It is possible, however, that you could evolve rather quickly in the next two weeks. So let’s see if I can nudge you in the direction of getting the experiences necessary to become ready. Meditate on what parts of you are immature or underdeveloped -- aspects that may one day be skilled and gracious, but are not yet. I bet that once you identify what needs ripening, you will expedite the ripening. And then you will become ready to welcome the pregnant truths. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): “Finifugal” is a rarely used English adjective that refers to someone who avoids or dislikes endings — like a child who doesn’t want a bedtime story to conclude, or an adult who’s in denial about how it’s finally time to wrap up long-unfinished business. You can’t afford to be finifugal in the coming days, Capricorn. This is the tail end of your cycle. It won’t be healthy for you to shun climaxes and denouements. Neither will it be wise to merely tolerate them. Somehow, you’ve got to find a way to love and embrace them. (P.S. That’s the best strategy for ensuring the slow-motion eruption of vibrant beginnings after your birthday.) AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): According to 20th-century British author John Cowper Powys, “A bookshop is a dynamite-shed, a drugstore of poisons, a bar of intoxicants, a den of opiates, an island of sirens.” He didn’t mean that literally, of course. He was referring to the fact that the words contained in books can inflame and enthrall the imagination. I think you will be wise to seek out that level of arousal in the coming weeks, Aquarius. Your thoughts need to be aired out and rearranged. Your feelings are crying out for strenuous exercise, including some pure, primal catharses. Do whatever it takes to make sure that happens. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): “I am not fearless,” says Mexican journalist and women’s right advocate Lydia Cacho, “but I’m not overtaken by fear. Fear is quite an interesting animal. It’s like a pet. If you mistreat it, it will bite, but if you understand it and accept it in your house, it might protect you.” This is an excellent time to work on transforming your fright reflexes, Pisces. You have just the right kind of power over them: strong and crafty and dynamic, but not grandiose or cocky or delusional. You’re ready to make your fears serve you, not drain you.

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WE Vancouver Thursday, December 12, 2013 HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 356

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OBITUARIES

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 114

DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 130

HELP WANTED

GENERAL LABOURERS

OIL & GAS INDUSTRY GUARANTEED Job Placement

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Van Kam’s group of companies req. Highway linehaul owner operators based in our Surrey terminal for runs throughout BC and Alberta. Applicants must have winter and mountain driving experience/training. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee benefits package.

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INFORMATION ADVERTISE in the LARGEST OUTDOOR PUBLICATION IN BC The 2014-2016 BC Hunting Regulations Synopsis

To join our team of professional drivers, email a detailed resume, current driver’s abstract and details of your truck to: careers@vankam.com or Call 604-968-5488 or Fax: 604-587-9889 Only those of interest will be contacted. Van Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility.

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The most effective way to reach an incredible number of BC Sportsmen & women. Two year edition- terrific presence for your business.

Please call Annemarie 1.800.661.6335 email: fish@blackpress.ca

• Labourers • Tradesmen • Class 1 Drivers

Call 24Hr. Free Recorded Message 1-888-213-2854

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

EXCAVATOR Operator with experience in Residential Exc. for Lower Mainland job sites. Good wages, benefits. E-mail: wmader@telus.net or fax 604-460-7853. GPRC, Fairview Campus, Alberta needs Power Engineering Instructors. No teaching experience, no problem. Please contact Brian Carreau at 780-835-6631 and/or visit our website at www.gprc.ab.ca. HD MECHANIC. Noble Tractor & Equip. is seeking a Journeyman or 4th year apprentice Service Technician for our Armstrong location. A self-starter with Ag tech background is desired. Interested candidates send resume to: nobletractor@telus.net, or mail: Noble Tractor & Equip, 4193 Noble Rd, Armstrong, BC V0E 1B4, fax: 250-546-3165 JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE Service Technician(s) in Hanna Alberta. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. offers competitive wages from $32/hour, negotiable depending on experience. Bright, modern shop. Full-time permanent with benefits. Friendly town just 2 hours from major urban centres. More info at: hannachrysler.ca. Fax 403-854-2845; Email: chrysler@telusplanet.net.

PERSONAL SERVICES

DRYWALL

TRAVEL 74

TIMESHARE

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

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BUSY CONSTRUCTION Co. in Trail, B.C. is searching for an experienced Accounting clerk/ bookkeeper. Candidate is expected to be a self-starter and to be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment. Knowledge of Conac Pivot System is an asset and the ability to take on multiple roles is looked at positively. Main responsibilities include: Accounts Payable - invoice transactions for goods received and prepare cheques when due; Payroll - collect payroll data daily and convert into daily tracking sheets, submittals and weekly payroll run. Please send resume to: johnwkm@shawcable.com or call (250)364-1541 for further details. Experienced parts person required immediately for James Western Star in Williams Lake. Full time, competitive wages, benefits and signing bonus. Fax resume to 250-398-6367 or email: nwejr@jamesws.com

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TREE SERVICES

Best done in Dec. or Jan. while dormant for optimal health!

• Tree Trimming • Christmas Lights Installation • Snow Removal

706

PETS 477

PETS

Blue Italian Mastiff & Matiff/Boxer X pups, ready for good homes, view parents, vet checked/1st shots, $500. Text to view (604)819-2697 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866

www.paintspecial.com 604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley Running this ad for 8yrs

PAINT SPECIAL 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.

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PLUMBING

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• Hot water tanks • Furnaces • Broilers • Plugged Drains 778-862-0560

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

CHIHUAHUAS, tiny tea cups, ready to go now, 2 males. $650. Call 604794-7347

Short Term or Long term

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GERMAN SHEPHERD Pups & young adults. Quality German & Czech bloodlines. 604-856-8161.

Fully Furnished & Equipped Like New Townhouse. Only 3 years old. Immaculate Deluxe, 2 bdrm. + Rec. Room/Office + 2 Full Bath T/House. Flr. to ceiling storage + storage rm. in garage. 6 s/s appli. d/w, w/d, Garburator. Crown Mouldings, 9ft. ceilings, H/W laminate flooring and slate tile. Gas F/P & Alarm. 1 car garage parking. Covered patio lower & outdoor patio upper. Amenities room incls. full gym, outdoor hot tub & pool. Walk to Morgan Heights shopping. NO Smoking inside & NO Pets! $2350/month. Available March 1.

LAB GERMAN Shepherd Rottie pup, male, 12 wks old, vet check, $495; Call 604-864-1004. 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 P/B GERMAN ROTTWEILERS 3 female pups. Vet . Ready to go. $500/each. 778-899-3326 TOY POODLE PUP 7 weeks old. Male, white with black markings $700. 604-820-4230, 604-302-7602 YELLOW LAB PUPS. 1 female. Ready to go. Vet checked. $500. 604-852-6176 Abbotsford.

604.488.9161

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

TRANSPORTATION 810

FOREST Lawn, West summit. $16,000. Selling 1 Dbl depth Ground Burial Plot, (holds 2 coffins & 2 urns) Includes 1 Open/close fee ($1600) 604-789-3999 hounds21@shaw.ca

FOSTER/SOCIAL CARE

FOOD PRODUCTS

LEGAL SERVICES

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.

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES Become a PLEA Family Caregiver. PLEA provides ongoing training and support. A young person is waiting for an open door...make it yours. y caregiving@plea.bc.ca 604.708.2628 w w w. p l e a . c a

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CLEANING SERVICES

ABBA CLEANING SVS.

Honest Professional Cleaning at Reas Price.Flat Rate.604-506-7576

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

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

bradsjunkremoval.com

MISC. FOR SALE

20 YARD BINS AVAILABLE We Load or You Load !

Serving Metro Vancouver Since 1988

WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

But Dead Bodies!!

604.220.JUNK(5865)

13-107 2002 SUZUKI MOTORCYCLE V.I.N.: JS1GR7GA922100255 Registered Owner:HALLIDAY, PAUL DUNCAN Indebtedness: $3,015.65 13-108 1989 HONDA MOTORCYCLE V.I.N.: JH2RC3123KM100063 Registered Owner:LEE, SAMUEL CH Indebtedness: $10,286.25 13-109 2004 UBILT MOTORCYCLE V.I.N.: 2BG4092834U417369 Registered Owner:PRASAD, SAMSAN SURLEN Indebtedness: $1,692.65

13-104 Owner: IAN CARTER & LORI BAKER Year/Make: 1974 CORONADO SLOOP 35 Vessel: POCO A POCO O.N.# BC2036166 Arrears: $ 5757.33

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

Hauling Anything..

13-106 1997 TRIUMPH MOTORCYCLE V.I.N.: SMT502FKXVJ050255 Registered Owner:LINDQUIST, SCOTT BRADLEY Indebtedness: $4,250.45

WAREHOUSEMAN LIEN

For enquiries please email pat@bradnerfarms.ca or call 778-808-6070

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13-105 2006 MERCEDES-BENZ B200 V.I.N.: WDDFH34XX6J019224 Registered Owner:0734762 BC LTD. Indebtedness: $4,832.55

By virtue of WAREHOUSMAN’S LIEN for HEATHER CIVIC MARINA., we will dispose of the following units to recover the amount of indebtedness noted plus any additional cost of storage, seizure and sale.

Raised on our Ashcroft ranch. Ready for pick up in Abbotsford Dec. 21. Sold by the side, approx 100 lb/side @ $2.50/lb + cut, wrapping & smoking.

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AUTO FINANCING

By virtue of WAREHOUSMAN’S LIEN for DRAKE TOWING LTD., we will dispose of the following units to recover the amount of indebtedness noted plus any additional cost of storage, seizure and sale.

Day of sale is Wednesday November 20, 2013 @ 12:00 NOON. Absolute Bailiffs Inc. 6990 Greenwood Street, Burnaby, B.C., V5A 1X8 Contact: Sheldon Stibbs(604) 522-2773.

BRADNER FARMS Certified Organic Pork NIGHT TIME Restaurant Cleaners needed 7 nights/wk, lower mainland area. (604)572-0070

HOMES FOR RENT

POINT GREY 3 bdrm & den, 2 lvl home, avail now. 4426 West 9th. $3200 + utils. NP/NS 604-649-3028

BURIAL PLOTS

Re: The Estate of Vivian Monica Shaffer, also known as Vivan M. Shaffer, Vivian Shaffer, and V. Shaffer, deceased, formerly of 2302 - 1011 Beach Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., V6E 1T8

WAREHOUSEMAN LIEN

736

CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

CREDITORS and others having claims against the estate of Vivian Monica Shaffer are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trusee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the executor Julius Wroblewski c/o Dahl & Connors at 620-1033 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC, V6E 1M7 on or before January 24, 2014, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice.

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604-787-5915

MOUNTAIN MOVERS- Your trusted choice for residential moving services. (778)378-6683

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

RENTALS

TREE PRUNING

604-537-4140

Need CA$H Today? Own a vehicle? Borrow up to $25,000

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LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE

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

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

Difficulty Making Payments? No Equity? Penalty? Expired Listing? We Buy Homes! No Fees! No Risk! www.GVCPS.ca / 604-786-4663

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2guyswithatruck.ca Moving & Storage Visa OK. 604-628-7136

AFFORDABLE MOVING

HOMES WANTED

WE BUY HOUSES! Older House • Damaged House Moving • Estate Sale • Just Want Out • Behind on Payments Quick Cash! • Flexible Terms! CALL US FIRST! 604-657-9422

MOVING & STORAGE

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604-653-5928

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Complete Dry-wall & Renovation services. Textured ceiling specialist. Phone Steve (604)613-4861

One visit will amaze you! CALL TODAY FOR A BETTER TOMORROW.

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

REAL ESTATE

Always Done Right With Integrity.

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

DON’T LET TIME & DISTANCE STAND IN YOUR WAY.

Reunites Loved Ones

jsarowa@shaw.ca or 604-897-1546

FOR SALE. My Piano accordion collection of 16 piano accordions. Priced from $190. to $1500. (604)853-7773

Lic. Electrician A+, BBB member Expert trouble shooter, All types of Electrical work 24/7 604-617-1774

Discover the power of Energy Readings by Angela

SPECIAL $20 All Readings

2007 MERCEDES. A luxury car like no other. This fully loaded Mercedes S550 4-Matic S class. Premium and comfort package includes - navigation, voice command, heated and cooled seats, power rear shades and blinds, premium sound system, panoramic roofs both front and rear. Absolutely has it all. Very clean inside and out. No accidents. 150,000 km. Asking $29,500 OBO. Contact me via email for further information at:

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ELECTRICAL

Psychic Healer

Specializing in *Palm, *Tarot Cards, *Crystal Ball Readings.

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

JUNK REMOVAL By RECYCLE-IT! 604.587.5865

SPIRITUAL

HELP WANTED

MISC. FOR SALE

VIAGRA 100mg or CIALIS 20mg. Generic. 40 tabs + 10 FREE all for $99 including FREE SHIPPING. Discreet, Fast Shipping. 888-8360780 or metromeds.net

THREE STAR DRYWALL LTD Boarding, Taping, & texture. Small jobs welcome! Kam 604-551-8047

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TRANSPORTATION

STEEL BUILDING...”THE BIG YEAR END CLEAR OUT!” 20X22 $4,259. 25X24 $4,684. 30X34 $6,895. 35X36 $9,190. 40X48 $12,526. 47X70 $17,200. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

260 HIGHWAY OWNER OPERATORS $3500 SIGNING BONUS

RUBBISH REMOVAL

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

Day of sale is Thursday December 19, 2013 @ 12:00 NOON. Absolute Bailiffs Inc. 6990 Greenwood Street, Burnaby, B.C. Contact: Sheldon Stibbs(604) 522-2773.

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402


MERRY CHRISTMAS 100% BC Owned and Operated Prices Effective December 12 to December 25, 2013. ( 2 weeks ) We reserve the right to limit quantities. We reserve the right to correct printing errors.

Grocery Department

Meat Department Breyers Creamery Style Ice Cream

Salt Spring Organic Fair Trade Coffee assorted varieties

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10.99

22%

400g • product of Canada

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36%

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38%

Uncle Luke's Organic Maple Syrup

19.99

6.99

30%

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31% salted or unsalted

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454g product of Canada

19%

36%

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Choices’ Own Cranberry Sauce, Cranberry Stuffing, Specialty Turkey Gravy or Vegan Miso Gravy, Stuffed Specialty Turkey Breasts, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Winter Root Vegetables or Grab and Go Specialty Turkey Meals

2/4.98

155 - 198g product of USA

44%

600g product of Canada

Way Better Snacks Tortilla Chips assorted varieties

Dairyland Aerosol Real Whipped Cream

2.79

2.99

156g • product of USA

3/4.98

300 – 400g product of USA

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PRICING

Walnuts and Pecans

Silly Cow Farms Hot Chocolate

Shiraz or Orange Brandy

assorted varieties

4.99

5.49

480g • product of USA

Bakery Department

27.99 54.99

8” Pumpkin Pie 480g or Cranberry Pecan Pumpkin Bread 300g

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PRICING

2.00 off regular

retail price

travel size reg size

Incrediwear Socks and Braces

20% off regular

All Sourdough Bread Rounds Levain Style or Rye all sizes

retail price

Aroma Crystal Dream Cream

Rice Bakery

13.99

Rice Mince Tarts with Vegetarian Filling package of 7 or Rice Butter Tarts package of 5

90ml

Aroma Crystals Dream Cream is all natural. Dream Cream alleviates dry skin, roughness, cracking and itching. It helps you to relax with a soothing massage and creates a sense of well being.

1.00 off regular retail price

Choices’ Star of the Season Program

WOW!

PRICING

November 1st – December 24th Your donation of only $2 supports the growth of healthy communities. Now in its 12th year, Choices’ Star of the Season Program enriches the lives of families all across Metro Vancouver and the Okanagan. Kindly donated by Calabar Printers, Choices’ Holiday Stars may be purchased between November 1st and December 24th for a donation of $2.00.

2010 - 2013 Awards. Your loyalty has helped Choices achieve these awards. Thank you!

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Spoonk Space Acupressure Mats

1.00 off regular retail

225g • product of Canada

1.98

224g product of Canada

Bulk Department

price 250 – 560g

The Funky Gourmet Cranberry Sauce

375ml • product of Canada

Organic Cranberries

Health Care Department

assorted varieties

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5.98

5lb bag product of Canada

20% off regular retail price

Stahlbush Island Farms Frozen Vegetables

from 7.99

4.98

5lb bag product of Canada

bags or bins

assorted varieties

4.79

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Barbara's Cheese Puffs

Fraser Valley Butter

assorted varieties

2/4.98

100g product of EU

946ml +deposit +eco fee product of USA

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All that you need for Christmas Dinner:

R.W. Knudsen Just Cranberry Juice

light, amber, dark or medium

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Deli Department

assorted varieties

1 dozen product of Canada

24%

3.99lb/ 8.80kg

19.99

1.6kg product of USA

Green and Black's Organic Fair Trade Chocolate Bars

4.49

German Butter Organic Potatoes from Across the Creek in Pemberton, BC

Organic Table Carrots from Fountainview Farm Lillooet, BC

never frozen

41%

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December 12, 2013 edition of the WE Vancouver