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Abbotsford News Friday, February 21, 2014




Dean Brody This Canadian ‘Mountain man’ brings his show to Abbotsford tomorrow night.

Chart-topping country star Dean Brody is coming to the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre Feb. 22 for his Crop Circles and Tractor Beams tour. With Maple Ridge native Madeline Merlo as the opening act, Brody anticipates the show will be “a lot of fun.” As a seven-time Canadian Country Music Association Award winner, including back-to-back Album of the Year wins (Trail In Life and DIRT) and two-time Juno award nominee, Brody has made appearances on George Stromboulopolous Tonight, Global’s Entertainment Tonight Canada, CTV’s eTalk and City TV’s The Bachelor

Canada, among others. Although he has gained widespread acclaim for his singing and songwriting, he remains the most proud of his band and says “they’re amazing musicians and I count them as some of my closest friends.” Brody has sold more than 250,000 singles and 75,000 albums in Canada. His fourth album, “Crop Circles” was released in November and debuted at number one on the iTunes Canada Country Album Chart and number three on the Canadian Country Album Chart. Brody reveals the reason behind the extraterrestrial-inspired album title is because he wanted to have fun experimenting with the imagery it provokes.

He creates his music with the same intention, to conjure thought and feeling. “Music is one of the best ways to communicate stories,” says Brody. “Often when I write a song I imagine a story and then try to make it come to life through music.” From a small-town boy growing up in Jaffray, B.C.,  where he played  guitar in his spare time, to performing across the country, Brody admits that the best part about touring is when he hears his fans sing his songs back to him. “And then there are the buses,” says Brody. “We have a lot of fun on tour, I feel like I’m in college again – the buses are rolling dormitories.” In order to prepare for the intense travel schedule, Brody sticks to a simple regiment. “I stop eating things

that make my belly stick out,” he says. “Getting in shape is important because the schedule is quite frantic and it’s easy to feel run down very quickly.” With a successful career traveling from one Canadian town to the next and performing in front of hoards of fans, Brody is no stranger to the stage. He plans to bring the full country experience to Abbotsford and push the limits with his upcoming show. “From the animated alien who delivers me to the stage, to the antler/duck call solo in Mountain Man, we tried to make it different than anything out there and we had a lot of fun doing it.” To purchase tickets to Dean Brody’s Crop Circles & Tractor Beams Tour on Feb. 22, visit


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Abbotsford News Friday, February 21, 2014

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WED FEB 26 • 5:00PM-7:35PM SHAPE OF THE EVENING 5:00 - 5:50 pm Course planning for any students who are not registered in Grade 8 at Clayburn Middle this year. 6:00 - 6:20 pm Welcome presentation in the main gym 6:20 - 7:35 pm Department and Program Presentations PROGRAMS • Digital Animation • Hockey Program • Golf Academy • Dance • Honours Program

Around Town FEBRUARY 22

Country music star Dean Brody performs rms at the rts Centre Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports tor Beams as part of his Crop Circles and Tractor e opening tour. Rising star Madeline Merlo is the act. Doors open at 7 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit

MARCH 2 A benefit concert, called “Russia: Love Itt or Leave It,” raises funds for the Bakerview Music Academy. The concert takes place at urch, 2285 Bakerview Mennonite Brethren Church, d features Clearbrook Rd., starting at 3 p.m., and a and the an afternoon of music from Russia ailable at Ukraine. Tickets are $20 and are available King’s Music, House of James or at the door. Info:

MARCH 5 - 8 Fraser Valley Stage presents its production of the award-winning Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma! Show times are 7:30 p.m. each day, with a 1:30 p.m. matinee on Saturday. Ticket information is available at or by calling 604-8545463.

MARCH 8 Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir performs at Bakerview Mennonite Brethren Church (2285 Clearbrook Rd.), starting at 7 p.m., as a fundraiser for LifeBridge Recovery Ministries. Local singer Crystal Hicks is featured. Tickets are $20 and are available at Level Ground Church office, 31216 King Rd. and House of James. Info: or

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Rhythm of the Dance: March 25

Celtic Woman: March 23

MARCH 14, 15, 20-22, 27-29 Gallery 7 Theatre presentss The Hiding g Place Place,, based on the book by Corrie ten Boom, whose post-war mission to bring healing and forgiveness to victims of the holocaust reaches a crisis when she comes face to face with the man who turned her and her family in to the Nazi police during the war. The production takes place at MEI Auditorium. Evening show times are 7:30 p.m., with additional matinees at 2 p.m. on March 15, 22 and 29. Tickets are available at House of James or by calling 604-852-3701. Info:

MARCH 23 The singing quartet Celtic Woman performs at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre as part of The Emerald Tour, starting at 7 p.m. The all-new stage production celebrates Ireland’s and the Emerald Isles’ Celtic heritage through traditional Irish anthems, pop standards and original music. Ticket information is at

MARCH 25 The National Dance Company’s Rhythm of the Dance comes to the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre, starting at 7 p.m. The two-hour dance and music extravaganza contains a wealth of Irish talent and is an inspiring epic, reliving the journey of the Irish Celts throughout history. Ticket information is at

Abbotsford News Friday, February 21, 2014

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Thirst-quenching Malbec for lunch in Hawaii When I was told B.C. Chef Connor Butler now makes his home and living on the Big Island of Hawaii, my travel companions and I decided to take a break from the beach to check out his restaurant, Daylight Mind Coffee Company.



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ROSÉ WINE: Tapiz Malbec Rosé 2011 PRODUCER: Bodega Tapiz COUNTRY/REGION: San Pablo Single y) Vineyard, Tupungato, Mendoza (Uco Valley) GRAPE/BLEND: Malbec

PRICE/ABV: $19 U.S. in retail outlets/14% A self-confessed “locavore freak,” ABV you can reach out and touch Butler’s THROUGH THE EYES: enthusiasm for fresh, local foods and Bright, clear light magenta. sustainable practices. We were happy ON THE NOSE: Ripe cherries, to share a few minutes with him before strawberries, violets and tobacco. ordering our wine and food. ON THE PALATE: Red plums and redWe wanted a chilled, thirst-quenching berry compote, with floral and herbal wine for lunch, but one with more body notes and a light minerality. than the whites on the list, which is OVERALL: Well-balanced, wellwhy we decided on a Malbec rosé from structured & refreshing. A nice wine, Argentina called Tapiz. Then we decided with or without food. on food. Between us we had the clamand-bacon chowder, pulled-pork po’boy SERVE IT: This wine will be happy sandwich, Big Island grass-fed beef beside an assortment of hot or cold burger and catch-of-the-day fish tacos. appetizers, sandwiches, or pasta in a light tomato or rose sauce. The wine worked well with all of it.

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Abbotsford News Friday, February 21, 2014


islandlife The cold and wet West Coast winters send many people scurrying for a warm-weather escape.

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Abbotsford News Friday, February 21, 2014

myhealth & beauty

Brighter Smile A bright white and healthy smile goes a long way toward helping you your best. If your teeth aren’t as white as they once were, you may be considering a whitening treatment. Many foods and beverages, such as coffee, tea, colas, dark berries, and even chocolate, can stain the teeth over time. Certain medications also may contribute to changing the surface colour of your teeth. While there are many whitening systems available at drug stores, there are benefits to opting for a professional whitening treatment performed by a licensed dentist. For example, such a procedure is more controlled, allowing the dentist and his staff to control the strength and the placement of the whitening product. In addition, the dentist can help control discomfort for men and women with sensitive teeth. “Office whitening is always stronger than the at-home kits,” says Dr. Jay Gohel, an oral health professional and expert in extreme smile makeovers. In addition, an in-office whitening treatment may be condensed and take less time. All treatments are different, but generally the whitening procedure involves taking pictures of

your teeth before treatment to show the “before” and “after” results. Your dentist may prescribe a special fluoride toothpaste to be used prior to the whitening procedure to reduce sensitivity. A bleaching solution is activated by a special light to promote the whitening process. The whitening sessions will be broken up into a few different visits, for a total of one hour. It is important to note that the whitening process works best on natural teeth. Crowns and bridges do not whiten the same as natural teeth because they are covered. Men and women with crowns or bridges can speak to their dentists about other options. If whitening isn’t for you at the moment, there are other options. At the very least, a professional dental cleaning can be the start to a beautiful smile. “Tooth appearance can be vastly improved with a professional cleaning,” offers Dr. Gohel. “The superficial stains can be removed, as well as plaque and tartar.” A dentist can work with you to tailor a treatment to ensure your smile attracts attention for all the right reasons.


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Abbotsford News Friday, February 21, 2014



Massey, by Chef Jeff 62 restaurant

Farmer Sausage and White Bean Soup They say that February is the hardest month. The shortest month of the year can seem to go on forever with grey skies and sideways rain. Cellared vegetables and apples are running low and fresh, local food is tough to come by. March sounds like spring, but February is decidedly winter. There is nothing to do on these dark days but settle in with a hot bowl of soup and some fresh bread. A great winter soup uses farmer sausage and white beans to warm us inside. The Fraser Valley has an exceptional selection of locally made sausage. My favourites come from Rempel and Sons Meat Co. Ltd., Lepp Farm Market and a duck farmer sausage from Fraser Valley Duck and Goose. This recipe is always a hit in the restaurant in the winter months.



4 tbsp 2 small 1 head 3 stalks 1 1/2 cup 2 tbsp 2 links 2 large 2L 750 mL 1 large sprig

1. Sweat onions,celery, leek and fennel with sugar and salt in olive oil. Add sausage, beans, herbs, cover with stock. Bring to a full boil and then lower to a simmer.

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2. Simmer until beans are tender about 20 minutes. Add cream and return to a boil for about 4 minutes. Remove from heat and blend until very smooth using an immersion or regular blender. 4. For an even more luxurious texture, pass the soup through a fine sieve


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