Boulevard Magazine - November 2013 Issue

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BOULEVARD BUZZ

NOVEMBER Spend a moment remembering those who bravely fought — and continue to fight — for freedom and peace. We pay tribute with Hawthorn (page 12), a feature (page 18), and a Travel Far (page 68).

Christmas in November

Love to get the holidays started early?

Island Farms Santa’s Light Parade

runs Nov. 23, 5:45–7:00 pm. From marching bands to dazzling floats, the parade wends its way along Government Street from Belleville to Chatham streets. Come for Santa, stay for the delicious free treats in the Capital Iron parking lot. For another way to get a jump on the holidays, turn to page 61 for some festive baking you can start now — and enjoy throughout the season.

1,501: The number of NaNoWriMo members in Victoria as of press time. Don’t know what NaNoWriMo is? Turn to Alisa Gordaneer’s State of the Arts column for an introduction from this veteran participant.

Our story on NaNoWriMo starts on page 14.

Mustaches unite! The world’s longest moustache is 4.29 metres

(14 feet), belonging to Ram Singh Chauhan of Rajastan, India, according to Guinness World Records. Movember is upon us, so grow your mustache (or support someone who does), raise funds for men’s health, and break down barriers that often prevent men from talking about their health. Remember: one in seven men will develop prostate cancer during his lifetime and one in 28 will die of it. Visit ca.movember.com for details on this mustachioed month.

Still hooked on aquaponics

Our friends at Mason Street City Farm are hosting Boots ‘n’ Suits, a fivecourse feast of a fundraiser co-hosted by the Island Chefs’ Collaborative, featuring local eats from the likes of Peter Zambri and Jonathan Pulker, plus drink pairings and boot-stomping tunes. Proceeds go to Mason Street Farm’s aquaponics system, which we explored in the May 2013 edition of Boulevard. Book it: Nov. 9, 6 pm, at Odd Fellows Hall, $85. Visit bootsnsuits.eventbrite.com for tickets. 17


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