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Artist’s work reflects interest in feminism, spirituality Tom Sandborn Contributing writer

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n a cheerfully cluttered home studio on Vancouver’s East Side, artist Sharon Burrows is busy recreating the arts and crafts of the Middle Ages. Burrows, a retired Jungian-oriented therapist, creates authentic hand-bound parchment books, illuminated scrolls, Byzantine-style icon paintings and delicate embroidery. The dazzling art works reflect Burrows’ enchantment with the past and what its arts and crafts have to tell us about past eras and the human condition. Reflecting a lifelong interest in feminism, women’s history and spirituality, Burrows has focused much of her art work on the figure of Saint Mary Magdalene. The first illuminated manuscript book she hand-crafted, in 1997, was about the life of the saint. The leather bound text is graced by a loving copy of an icon-style portrait Burrows first saw years ago in Florence. The original is by the 13th-century Italian artist known as the Master of the Magdalene. The book features other illustrations done in a similar visual style and a text, the Legend of Mary, done in classic medieval calligraphy. Burrows is a longtime member of the Society for Creative Anachronism. The SCA promotes a wide range of historical re-creation activities that include non-lethal jousts and combats, ceremonies and feasts, as well as the kind of painstaking artistic creations that

ornament Burrows’s studio. Within the SCA, Burrows, who like many members of the organization has adopted a medieval name and persona, uses the name Aelana Cordovera. She describes her persona as “…a guild hall or abbess figure” from medieval Europe. The Courier recently visited Burrows at her Cape Cod blue Victorian home a few blocks east of Main. Upstairs, the artist’s living room is given over to her work, with icons and a wide array of books crowding together on floorto-ceiling shelves, the ingredients for handmade paints arrayed on a counter, embroidery and parchment pages from a book-making project spread out on her work table. The icons are visually rich, with gold leaf and intense jewellike colours illuminating the stylized figures. Some of Burrows’s icons are traditional saints such as Saint Nicholas, while others are memorial portraits of recently deceased local members of the SCA.

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orn on the North Shore, Burrows has lived all her life in the Vancouver area, where she has been a working class housewife, a single mother on welfare, a student, a social worker and a therapist. Over the years she has accumulated an impressive array of academic qualifications, including a master’s degree in humanistic psychology, a doctorate in health and human services and a bachelor of fine arts from Emily Carr. (Full disclosure: I knew

Artist Sharon Burrows creates illuminated scrolls, paintings and embroidery at her East Side home studio. photo Dan Toulgoet Burrows in the world of therapy, counselling and communications workshops in the 1970s and ’80s.) “My ultimate goal in all my work is to create a shrine of art work focusing on the feminine. The SCA is by policy secular, but I have al-

ways been intrigued by para-religious art. One of my first projects was a medieval-style manuscript about Mary Magdalene—something I took up long before the DaVinci Code fad,” she says with a rueful laugh.

Burrows explains the technical side of recreating medieval art on parchment and wood panels. First, you need parchment, ideally the expensive calf-leather vellum treasured by the monks who did most of the bookmaking in medieval Europe, but more often in her case the cheaper goatskin. To create parchment, leather is soaked in a lye solution, then scraped and stretched on a frame. Once the artist has the prepared parchment in hand, she cuts it to double the intended page size of her planned book and presses the pages between boards to prevent curling. Then she’s ready to sketch in the outline of her intended illustrations in pencil or silver point. The pictures are either copies of existing medieval art or original designs done in medieval style. Working on a light table, a convenience she laughingly admits wasn’t available to the scribes whose work she’s emulating, Burrows then inks over the penciled outlines. Once this painstaking process is complete, she’s ready to create the illustrations on parchment. The first colour to be applied when Burrows is illustrating one of her handmade books is gold leaf, which she cuts to pattern and glues onto the parchment, using a medieval adhesive called gum ammoniac. After gluing down the gold leaf, she paints all the pages she’s preparing that day one colour at a time. Continued on page 5

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Continued from page 4 Burrows uses paints based on recipes from the Middle Ages, usually with a base of egg yolk or egg white. For work on parchment, she prepares a liquid known as “glair” by whipping egg white into a meringue and then draining off the clear liquid that remains beneath the meringue. The glair is mixed with pigment, often a ground mineral like lapis lazuli or carbon black. The day I visit, Burrows creates a green blue pigment, known as Chrysacola, by grinding azurite and malachite with a mortar and pestle and adding the powder thus created to glair. Other pigments used include red and yellow ochres, green earth, raw and burnt Sienna, raw and burnt umbers, as well as a tree resin known as dragon’s blood. Once the illustrations and text are completed, Burrows uses a wooden sewing frame on which she mounts the pages, folded into bundles known as quires, together with the cover boards. She stitches the quires together, anchoring each section to leather straps attached to the frame. Burrows is currently developing another book, a life of the East Anglian warrior saint, King Edmund. The Life and Miracles of St. Edmund features hand-painted pictures on parchment (28 pages of illustrations are completed) and a text of about 15 pages is in the planning stage. The text will include a translation of the life of St. Edmund written in 985 AD by Abbo of Fleury and a letter from Pope Gregory defending the use of pictures in the religious education of the illiterate. Abbo’s biographi-

work, a three-dimensional form created by using wooden tools to press a pattern into the back of the tin sheet on a soft leather pad, then reversing and mounting it on the painting so the raised pattern faces out at the icon’s viewer.

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For work on parchment, Burrows prepares a liquid known as “glair” by whipping egg white into a meringue. photo Dan Toulgoet cal text, written about 100 years after St. Edmund’s death, details the king’s battles against invading Vikings and the miracles that allegedly attended his life and death. “This is a real action movie book,” Burrows says, “complete with battles and miracles.” To prepare paints for her icons, which are done on wooden panels, Burrows executes a similar procedure to the one for painting

on parchment, substituting egg yolk for the egg white glair and using water to dilute the yolk and pigment mixture. She prepares the panels for paint with coats of gesso made from rabbit-skin glue and chalk, and once the icon is complete she adds a final coat of varnish to seal the work. Some of her icons are partially sheathed in elaborately worked tin covers of repoussé

urrows’s art work, which has been displayed at local churches and galleries, plays to rave reviews from a local academic, fellow artists and other activists within the SCA. Lissa Duncan, whose name within the confines of the SCA is Mistress Sieglynda, was a crucial figure in Burrows’s development as an artist, encouraging her interests and urging her to attend Emily Carr University of Art and Design. “What’s interesting about Sharon’s work is that she can take a modern thread and work it into a fabric that has a different cultural context,” Duncan says. “People cherish her works… Sharon’s a powerhouse. She creates prodigious amounts of work. She has so much heart.” Dr. Carol Knicely, who teaches medieval art history at UBC, says of Burrows, once one of her students, that “…the quality of her work is superb… I always appreciated how much she knew about medieval artistic technique.” The SCA leader who is, within the feudal relations that characterize the group’s structure, Sharon Burrows’s lord and mentor, Baron Master Steffano de Gucci (Vancouver graphic artist Steve Gray in non-SCA circles) says that Burrows is a groundbreaking figure in the society. Continued on page 6

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“AT FIRST I TAGGED ALONG SORT OF AS A MEDIEVAL SOCCER MOM.” Sharon Burrows

Dr. Michael A. Cramer, an actor, director, filmmaker and scholar, who teaches communications and theatre at the City University of New York, also provides insight. Cramer is the author of Medieval Fantasy as Performance: The Society for Creative Anachronism and the Current Middle Ages, and himself a member of the SCA since 1979. “The SCA is a community,” he says, “and like any community it has some problems, but it meets many needs that used to be filled by churches. It promotes an ethical code, but within a carnivalesque space and it provides opportunities for social networking.” Cramer says that the SCA can usefully be viewed as a form of participatory art, like the happenings and performance art of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. Unlike the somewhat similar phenomenon of Renaissance Fairs, Cramer says, SCA events involve everyone present directly in the performance. “In the SCA, there is no audience,” he explains. The crux of his book and view of the SCA, the scholar says, is that the organization represents a renewal of a medieval tradition called the King Game. The Game, a feature of the carnivals that relieved the rigours of medieval life, saw a “mock king” chosen for the duration of the carnival, often by physical contest. Some scholars, Cramer says, link the King Game to Druid harvest king traditions, and to the Fisher King and the Green Man, recurrent figures in medieval art and culture. “The role of the visual arts

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Continued from page 5 “Painting is in its infancy in the SCA,” he tells the Courier. “Often the main presence of the visual is in period costuming for our events, but Sharon has been a pioneer, especially in the icons she has been painting of SCA members who have died.” Kathleen Symons, who has shown Burrows’s work at her Main Artery Gallery in Vancouver, praises her as an artist and teacher. She says Burrows, who has taught illumination classes at the Main Artery, is a “kind, generous and skilled instructor.” Burrows, who sees the educational impact of her recreation of medieval arts as one of her prime goals, teaches aspiring artists not only through Symons’s gallery, but also through the University of Ithra, a medieval school recreated within the SCA. She’s currently leading a year-long course in bookbinding and has a waiting list of candidates for next year.

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Yes it’s true, the mayor has a potty mouth. As every journo in the city reported earlier this week, Mayor Gregor Robertson dropped the fbomb a couple of times at a July 8 council meeting. He apologized for it. In a scrum with reporters Monday, he admitted the words that come out of his mouth from time to time aren’t always of the squeaky clean kind. “They should hear me on a rugby field or at the hockey rink,” he said, when asked what the public should make of the mayor’s use of the f-bomb. So I guess we can only assume what he effing said when he scored the overtime winner in the Hockey for the Homeless game in February 2009. Or what he effing said on the rugby fields of New Zealand when he was in his 20s or the language he uses when watching his son’s rugby games. Oh our virgin ears, said the city’s children. One reporter in the scrum Monday asked Robertson if his choice

of words was more a reflection of him, and wondered if he had a bit of a potty mouth. “Yeah, actually I do in certain circumstances,” the mayor said. “But I’m pretty good at managing that, particularly when there are political issues to handle. It’s important to be respectful and that’s why these were totally inappropriate comments. But I have been known to swear at times, for sure, under different circumstances.” Robertson isn’t the first mayor to drop the f-bomb on a recording. When Larry Campbell was mayor between 2002 and 2005, he was caught on mic during a meeting saying, “How do you spell f**cking losers? Bus riders union!” Campbell was also known to flip the bird the odd time and tell a colourful joke or two. His successor, Sam Sullivan, was never caught in a microphone gaffe but had to explain his verbal attack on Vision mayoral candidate Jim Green in 2005. In the documentary Citizen Sam, Sullivan referred to Green as a “bully” and “desperate beast.” Near the end of the campaign, Sullivan was shown saying, “I’m going to keep my foot on his goddamn throat and I’m going to just keep pressing.” In Toronto, Mayor David Miller was caught on tape making an unflattering comment about corruption in the city’s police force.

Miller was talking to Robert Finch, the Lord Mayor of London, when he said, “Is your police force in jail? Mine is.” A television cameraman recorded the comment, which forced Miller to apologize. At the time, then Toronto police chief Julian Fantino reportedly said the remark made him feel like “someone has driven a stake through my heart.” The latest microphone gaffe to go viral was that of former British PM Gordon Brown, who unknowingly had a live mic on when he jumped into a car after an encounter with a woman whom he described as a bigot. Brown also apologized. A couple of years ago, while taping an interview for Fox News, Rev. Jesse Jackson whispered to a fellow guest that he wants to “cut the nuts off” of then-senator Barack Obama for “talking down to black people.” Also south of the border, former president Ronald Reagan committed what is arguably the most infamous microphone gaffe. At the height of the Cold War in 1984, Reagan said in a sound check before a radio interview, “My fellow Americans, I’m pleased to tell you that I’ve signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.” But not f-bombing. That would be the effing mayor’s territory. mhowell@vancourier.com

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It isn’t the colour of Mayor Gregor Robertson’s language that’s causing him political problems, it’s the content. The media are having a titillating time dealing with all the “f**king” references in Robertson’s unguarded moments at last week’s public hearing. It is called “the F bomb.” One daily newspaper offered a “cultural history of the f-word” and referred us to psychological studies that explain “It’s pain that makes us utter those awful words.” But don’t be diverted by the mayor’s blue language or his apology for using words he says he usually reserves for the rugby pitch. If you want to understand the real damage Robertson has caused by exposing himself as he did, look at how he referred to those citizens who turned up at that hearing to comment on his plan to handpick an advisory committee to deal with development issues in the West End. “NPA hacks” he called them, suggesting their motives were purely and thoughtlessly political. This would come as news to one speaker, Carole Walker, who is a former COPE candidate and another, Randy Helten, apparently a member of Robertson’s own Vision party who volunteered on the nomination campaigns for Coun. Andrea Reimer and park board chair Aaron Jasper. The mayor’s West End lieutenant, the almost-invisible Coun. Tim Stevenson, joined Robertson in the post-public hearing putdown session. He pointed out the folks who addressed council complaining about the process were all “owners” as opposed to tenants. Class warfare is alive and well for our govern-

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F R ID AY, J U LY 16, 2010 T H E VAN C O U V E R C O U R I E R

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Rainbow Guy’s wonder appropriate and rational Have you heard? Rainbows are funny. And double rainbows are hilarious. Last week, the Toronto Star editorialized that late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel had “done the world a favour” by tweeting a “hilarious YouTube gem that may otherwise have stayed buried in the depths of Internet dregs.” Kimmel discovered a clip posted by “hungrybear9562,” aka “Double Rainbow Guy”—a fellow who filmed a double rainbow and literally wept with joy over its beauty. The late-night comic pronounced it the “funniest video in the world.” The off-camera Double Rainbow Guy babbles in gobsmacked wonderment, as he shakily captures the double rainbow from his home in Yosemite, California. DRG sounds like he may be high or slightly unhinged. Or perhaps he’s just missing a few filters, and nature’s wonders strike his retrohippie heart like a bulls-eye. But “hilarious”? I didn’t laugh when I first saw the clip—before it made the news and netted three million views—but I did smile in appreciation for DRG’s honest astonishment. After Kimmel’s mocking attention, DRG became a minor media sensation. In an interview on ABC’s Good Morning America, he was asked if he was on drugs. “I was just on pure rainbow power… It was just the spirit of the universe influencing me,” he explained. It’s a fine line between funny ha-ha and funny peculiar. Humour is a means of relieving tension, and there’s a bit of a disconnect between DRG’s rainbow grokking of a meteorological display and his public dissemination of it by computer. He repurposed his ecstasy as entertainment, and the professional cynics in the media completed the process, by inviting their audience to interpret his stupefaction as stupidity. There are plenty of public figures worthy of ridicule, including jailbird Conrad Black, BP CEO Tony Hayward and Order of Canada recipient Brian Mulroney. But a guy with camera, a YouTube account, and a desire to freely share his wonderment with others? Yet I’m not all that surprised media outlets greeted this item with snickering cynicism. With their character armour on tighter than a riot cop’s visor, most infotainers aren’t capable of processing someone else’s childlike wonder, especially if the someone else is an adult. That being said, rainbows don’t translate well over small, 72 dpi displays. They don’t even convince on store-bought greet-

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geoffolson ing cards, where they function as visual clichés for sympathy and bereavement. But it’s a different story when they’re seen in the sky. A few months ago, my partner and I witnessed a double rainbow that was so intense we stopped people in the street to indicate the Technicolor overkill up above. It was like God Herself had booted some immense cans of Benjamin Moore across the horizon. Had I videotaped it, the clip would hardly have conveyed its real-world beauty. A rainbow results when water droplets suspended in the air act as tiny prisms, refracting sunlight into its constituent colours. But a rainbow does not actually exist at a particular location in the sky. Its apparent position depends on the observer’s location and the position of the sun. Without an observer, there is no such phenomenon. Science hasn’t rid mystery from the universe; it has just reshelved it into cosmic and microcosmic slots. Rainbows, northern lights, solar flares and other luminous phenomena are mediated by photons—subatomic particles of light that behave more like fragments of dreams than hard-edged, physical objects. “The universe begins to look more like a great thought than a great machine,” observed the British astronomer Sir James Jeans in 1930. Since then, science has done nothing to contradict Jeans’ sentiment, only gather more evidence for the fundamental strangeness of things. Awe is a proper response to the cosmos and its local expression in nature. And people who are regularly awestruck by nature are more apt to petition for its preservation, and fight to defend it. The biosphere would probably be in better shape if more people had the temperament of DRG or the poet William Blake, and were able to “see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wild flower”—or at least get goofily giddy at a salmon run, a flock of starlings, a starry night, a sunset or a double rainbow. Don’t laugh at Double Rainbow Guy. Laugh with him. www.geoffolson.com

In light of recent nasty comments from Vision Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson and Vision Coun. Heather Deal (both centre), one reader cringes at longer council terms. photo Dan Toulgoet To the editor: Re: “Mayor apologizes for F-bomb attack on citizen speakers,” July 14. The recent exposure of some councillors’ flippant attitude towards citizen input is exactly why the proposal to change municipal terms to four years is a great mistake. At the civic level, the push for years has been to adopt a ward system to get elected officials closer to the people they represent. With longer terms the smugness of office can work to the detriment of the voters who rightfully expect local politicians to

listen and adapt to voter concerns. Long-term tenure is great for those who seek to alter society at the provincial and national level, but civic matters are much more practical and require much closer contact with the affected voters. To keep council accountable, the province must keep these terms in office responsive to bad neighbourhood attitudes, no matter how uncomfortable that makes the incumbents. Rick Angus, Vancouver

Police documentary series ‘beats’ objectivity

To the editor: Re: “Documentary series spotlights Vancouver police,” July 9. The Beat shows only one of Vancouver’s neighbourhoods, just as it shows only one aspect of policing. It’s equally limited premise—good vs. evil—enables the Vancouver Police Department to tell viewers that police calling themselves “hunters” and “warriors” in pursuit of public safety is not just laughable exaggeration. Those descriptions can also support allowing police/hunters to beat people if they think they’re beating the guilty, or that police/warriors needn’t always tell the truth under oath. In particular, the good vs. evil premise, and the

domestic scenes of painfully amateur improv, invite viewers to conclude that Vancouver citizens get good value for the millions in tax dollars they give the VPD every year We can be sure these are the show’s intended messages because the VPD controlled all aspects of the filming, whether or not they had to be specific. The producers were entirely at the mercy of their hosts when it came to deciding what could and could not be filmed. Despite wanting to be more serious than the longrunning Cops series, The Beat is just more policeporn, intended to boost the VPD’s image—and its budget. Rider Cooey, Vancouver

To the editor: Not all documentaries actually succeed in portraying the truth or the reality, nor do they always contribute to positive change, and in this case, it appears to be nothing more than a faux documentary—or mockumentary. Regardless of what percentage of the content is accurate, it only presents one perspective—Vancouver police. Several years back a similar documentary was made about the VPD. It was narrow in scope, presented the VPD in a good light, and did not respect the victims and residents of the Downtown Eastside by exploiting them on camera. As a former cop, I am insulted by this kind of cinematic work. William Perry, Victoria, B.C.

So-called First Nations village not ‘authentic’ To the editor: Re: “Central Park,” July 2. It seems my letter that was published about the Klahowya First Nations summer village struck a nerve with Courier reporter Sandra Thomas, since on July 2 she wrote: “Please note that what the park board is offering is a mix of various First Nation cultures, not just examples of Coast Salish life. So enjoy the experience without getting all anthropologically correct about it.” My letter did not specify Coast Salish culture, but Northwest Coast cultures, and I stand by what I wrote in that most of the things she

reported would be part of the village (healing stone pathway, teepees, etc.) were not part of Northwest Coast cultures. Also, if the village is supposed to be “authentic” it must be “anthropologically correct,” so Ms. Thomas contradicts herself here. I also maintain that most First Nations people (the ones that I know, anyway), are against the “mixing” of various aboriginal cultures in such presentations as it gives the erroneous impression that they’re all the same. Anne Marie Goodfellow, Vancouver

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Residents in several neighbourhoods are frustrated with city hall over traffic barriers designed to clear a path for cyclists. The residents say the barriers prevent vehicle access to their neighbourhoods and compel drivers to take risks on their streets. The city is experimenting with concrete diverters and barriers at five locations on well-used bike lanes with the intention of deliberately discouraging vehicle traffic. At a cost of $40,000 to $50,000, city staff will determine if the diversions succeed in pushing non-local vehicles to main thoroughfares or if the barriers cause more problems than they solve. Nora Newlands grew up in Kerrisdale and lives down the street from her childhood home. But she can no longer cross West 41st Avenue on Angus Drive because a thighhigh, concrete barrier prevents all vehicle traffic except bicycles from continuing along the north-south corridor. “I think it’s an excellent place for a bike route because the street is wide,” Newlands said. “I think we can all appreciate the direction [city council] wants to go, but they have to understand that the driving population is still significant.” Newlands said Angus Drive was commonly used as a route to south Vancouver and the airport in Richmond until stop signs at numerous intersections succeeded in calming traffic 15 years ago. The bicycle meridian, she says, is unnecessary and the alternative routes either send vehicles through a school zone or in the opposite direction. A University of B.C. study is looking at the

reasons citizens don’t cycle, and the city is targeting seniors and women through safety measures, a nexus of bike routes and other services like showers and security. At 61, Newlands is precisely the kind of Vancouverite who cycling advocates are hoping will feel comfortable commuting on two wheels. Although her home at 45th Avenue and Angus Drive will soon be flanked by two bike routes, she said, “For me, cycling is just not an alternative.” Near Main Street, Jennifer West was cycling with her four-year-old son when they came head-on against a truck travelling the wrong way down East 29th Avenue. “Their intention is to get cars out of the neighbourhood, but I think it’s putting other aspects of the neighbourhood in jeopardy,” she said. The truck made an illegal turn to circumvent a trial barrier on Ontario Street where 29th and Peveril avenues meet. West, who cycles downtown to work every day, says the neighbourhood was not consulted before the trial began. She was told by a city manager that staff is under pressure to advance the city’s bicycle plan. “It’s not just the people who live here who are impacted,” she said, pointing to the hundreds of people each day who visit the ballpark, curling rink and Queen Elizabeth Park. “And when they whip down our streets to get back on Ontario, they’re not expecting kids and balls and dogs and cats.” West has formed a neighbourhood committee to work with the city to address unwanted consequences. Trials are also located at King Edward Avenue and Heather Street, 45th Avenue and Elliott Street with a fifth coming at 45th Avenue and Rupert Street. mstewart@vancourier.com

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Robertson vs. Robertson

NPA park board commissioner Ian Robertson wants Vision Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson to issue a second apology for dropping the f-bomb and insulting speakers at a meeting last week during comments caught on tape when the mayor thought his microphone was turned off. Robertson says the mayor’s release of a one-paragraph blanket apology Monday was not good enough. Instead, the commissioner wants the mayor to apologize directly to West End residents. “I, for one, would like to hear him show some genuine contrition and apologize properly,” says Robertson. “This wasn’t some minor gaffe. Vision Vancouver is showing their real arrogance and disrespect for public consultation and input.” Robertson noted that the mayor said in his election campaign that he was committed to practicing politics in “an open, consultative way” and promised to act in an acceptable manner. “So when was he showing us his true colours, then or now?” Robertson said.

Selling seawall

There’s an ad posted to the online classified website Craigslist that reads, “Stanley Park Seawall for Sale…” That had me intrigued, but as it turns out the park board isn’t selling the seawall to the highest bidder to make up its budget shortfall. Instead, the contractor tasked with rebuilding two sections of the seawall is selling the granite blocks salvaged from

Fight chafer beetles with nematodes—and ignore sprinkling restrictions photo Dan Toulgoet with a permit from city hall. the project. Unfortunately souvenir seekers won’t have the opportunity to purchase small pieces of the wall. Interested purchasers must be willing to purchase all of the granite blocks—an estimated volume of 890 cubic metres, not to be confused with “democracy cubed.” According to the ad, any reasonable offer will be considered and the contractor promises to demolish and load the material. The buyer must provide a truck to haul the blocks away. The $4.5 million project includes reconstructing parts of the seawall, seawall walkway and drainage system, as well as the grading and seeding of adjacent areas. The project is partially funded with $2 million from a federal government infrastructure stimulus grant. For the next few months seawall users will find detours around both sections. Pedestrians, cyclists and rollerbladers should follow the temporary signs indicating detours and follow instructions from flag people. The work is being done during the summer to take advantage of low tides.

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If you plan on spraying your lawn with nematodes to fight chafer beetles, now is the time to do it. We’re giving it a try at home and had to get a permit from the city that allows us to ignore sprinkling restrictions and water the lawn every day for 13 days. The last two weeks of July is still the most effective time to apply nematodes to your lawn. Also, remember to keep your grass a little longer than usual. Chafer beetles are lazy and choose lawns that are easy to bury their eggs in.

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City statistics note 83,000 bike trips per month

Advocatesseekpedestrian-friendly BurrardBridge Mike Howell Staff writer

Cycling advocates and some city politicians want future upgrades to the Burrard Bridge to include opening the east sidewalk to pedestrians again. For more than one year, pedestrians have been banished to the west sidewalk on the span so cyclists can use the east sidewalk to ride over the bridge as part of a bike lane trial. When approaching and departing the bridge, pedestrians face several challenges. “In the worst case, this adds about six signal changes to their walk as well as forcing them to cross over an additional 20 traffic lanes,” Arno Schortinghuis of the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition told city council July 8. “Every time I cycle on the east sidewalk, my joy of cycling in a protected lane is tempered by the sadness and empathy I feel for the inconvenience to pedestrians.” A year ago, city council approved a reconfiguration of the Burrard Bridge that reduced traffic lanes to five from six to make it safer for cyclists to cross in both directions. Cyclists use the east sidewalk going into downtown and have a dedicated lane on the west side of the bridge to use when leaving downtown. Both cycling paths are protected by concrete barriers. Ned Jacobs of the Friends of Burrard Bridge echoed Schortinghuis’s concern for pedestrians, saying “they are our number one priority.” “We need to move for-

Pedestrians and cyclists share the west side of the Burrard Bridge. photo Dan Toulgoet ward,” said Jacobs, who congratulated council for the bike lanes. “We’ve done half the job, now we need to do the rest. And here we have a splendid opportunity to do so as a result of the work that has to be done on the bridge.” Calling the bike trial a success, council approved a staff recommendation to fund $2 million worth of design work to build permanent cycling paths with barriers on the bridge. Options such as allowing pedestrians to use both sides of the bridge is not mentioned in the report authored by assistant city engineer Jerry Dobrovolny. But NPA Coun. Suzanne Anton and Mayor Gregor Robertson urged Dobrovolny to have consultants consider the option in the design. “I’ve never been wildly enthusiastic about the pedestrians losing the east sidewalk,” Anton said. “In fact, I’m not enthusiastic about that at all.” When Robertson asked Dobrovolny if opening the east sidewalk to pedestrians was a possibility, he replied, “We’ll try to keep all of those options open.”

Council’s unanimous vote to approve design work on the bridge means protected bike lanes on the bridge will be permanent. The council meeting occurred the same day the city announced in a press release that the one millionth bike trip over the bridge occurred the previous evening. That translates to 83,000 bike trips per month in a city where the population hovers around 600,000. Transit buses appear to be unaffected by the changes to the bridge, the city report said. Vehicle travel times to cross the span have remained the same in some approaches. But accessing the bridge from Georgia Street via Thurlow and Pacific now takes an average of one minute and 30 seconds longer in the morning rush and three minutes longer in the afternoon, the report said. West End resident Gerry McGuire told council the bike lane trial is a “dirty initiative” and has not significantly reduced the number of people who continue to rely on their vehicles to drive over the bridge. mhowell@vancourier.com


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WERA plans to provide its own toilets at Nelson Park

West Enders lobby for washrooms Jeremy Shepherd Contributing writer

While dogs can race around in front of owners wielding scoopers and plastic bags, any person who feels the call of nature in Nelson Park needs to find another place to relieve themselves. But West End Residents Association president Brent Granby is tired of holding it, and he’s planning to do everything he can to make the park as comfortable for humans as it is for dogs. On July 17, Granby and WERA are holding Potty Power, the first step in a move that Granby hopes will end with washrooms in the park. “There’s a deficit in the public realm when you don’t have washrooms,” Granby said. Granby said he was tired of waiting for the Vancouver Park Board to supply bathrooms. The park has not had a washroom since a redevelopment was completed in 2007. Park Board chair Aaron Jasper said the park was fairly deserted before the redevelopment, which is why the park board has focused on other issues. “Three East Side parks are getting... major upgrades,” he said, explaining the tough choices he’s had to make. Jasper said he was very committed to getting a washroom in Nelson Park,

Aaron Jasper but wasn’t sure how long it would take. Granby said Potty Power would coincide with the Farmer’s Market, which tends to bring some of the biggest crowds to the park. “We’re going to start with the toddlers doing potty training,” Granby said. Granby said Potty Power would provide tips for parents who haven’t gotten their kids potty trained yet. “We’re hoping to get a public nurse out there,” he said, adding that they also planned to distribute several potties to parents in need, although he hoped a few potties would remain in the park. The event is the first of what Granby said will be several weekly gatherings designed to make Nelson Park more enjoyable for people of all bladder sizes. The park, known primarily as a dog park, is located on Nelson Street between Bute and Thurlow streets. “I don’t know what the

hold up is,” he said. “There was a washroom there and they took it away.” “If the park board isn’t going to step up... we’re going to provide washrooms,” Granby said, adding that WERA planned to hold similar events throughout the summer, including renting porta-potties for the park and possibly bringing in portable pissoirs. Pissoirs, which have gained some popularity in Europe, are outdoor urinals, sometimes portable and sometimes permanent, and usually enclosed by a screen. Granby said the lack of public washrooms results in more public urination as well as making a day at the park a difficult task for senior citizens. Granby said some of his motivation came from travelling in Europe and feeling much more comfortable in cities with readily accessible public bathrooms. “I think it gives the city a great feeling if you see a lot of public washrooms,” he said. Granby said public washrooms are part of the personality of a city, and part of allowing people to be active and to enjoy public space. “I just think it’s really important to facilitate a discussion,” Granby said. jshepherdcourier@gmail.com

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It’s time to be outside, communing with nature. You can get a close-up appreciation of endangered habitats in Stanley Park, this Sunday, July 18, when the Stanley Park Ecology Society presents a tour called State of the Park: Ecological Integrity. An environmental educator will point out the areas and concerns highlighted in a recent bioin-

Free walk

The Hastings Park Conservancy is sponsoring a free walk led by noted Vancouver-area naturalist Al Grass July 21. The walk begins at 7 p.m. at the northeast corner of the Sanctuary beside Playland. Bats are on the agenda. Parking is free. No dogs, please.

Bird watching

Naturalist and expert bird watcher Cathy Aitchison leads a two-hour walk exploring Stanley Park’s bird life July 25 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Participation is by donation. This walk departs from the now-open Lost Lagoon Nature House.

Japanese history

Vancouver’s Japanese Community Volunteers Association, or Tonari Gumi, has recently published its history in a book called Spirit of the Issei: The Story of Tonari Gumi. The association will launch the book July 21 in the front hall of the National Nikkei Museum and Heritage Centre, 6688 Southoaks Cres., in Burnaby. The event starts at 6 p.m. Copies can also be purchased at Tonari Gumi, 511 East Broadway. For more information, phone 604-687-2172.

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Outdoor movie venues light up summer nights Cheryl Rossi Staff writer

As the weather turns warm, Vancouverites get a chance to watch free movies outdoors. Nat Bailey Stadium is putting its new outfield screen to cinematic use showing family-friendly baseballthemed movies this summer. Last month it screened the classic The Bad News Bears and tonight it’s The Sandlot. “People are just looking for something really fun to do outside. It’s just a nice relaxed atmosphere,” said Vancouver Canadians general manager Jason Takefman. “We want to invite people to our stadium and show baseball movies that everybody has an affection towards.” Fans choose which movie screens Aug. 14. The gates open at 6:30 p.m., the movie starts at 7 p.m., admission and parking are free and the concession is open. For the second year in a row, Hastings Racecourse is screening free movies half an hour after horse racing ends. Top Gun screens at 10 p.m. tonight and Beverly Hills Cop runs July 23. Audience members should enter PNE gates 6 or 9.

“It was part of a program to get the community involved and to give back and to allow people to enjoy some of the beautiful weather,” said Howard Blank, vice president of the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation. “They’ve got the mountain as a backdrop and a big screen in front of them.” The River Rock Casino Resort hosted drive-in movies in its parking lot last summer, complete with carhops and window trays from White Spot. Similar events this year haven’t been scheduled yet. Showing free outdoor movies may be new to businesses with open-air venues, but such screenings have long been the domain of community centres and business improvement associations. Killarney Community Centre will show the kid-friendly animated movie Kung Fu Panda, which features the voices of Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman and Angelina Jolie, this Saturday behind the pool at 6260 Killarney St. The Tickle Trunk Players theatre and education troupe perform in a pre-show at 8:30 p.m. with the movie rolling at 9:15. The West End BIA will show the animated Monsters vs. Aliens

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Marni Abbott-Peter carried flag at Paralympic Summer Games

Wheelchair athletes shoot for basketball glory Megan Stewart Staff writer

A Vancouver couple is in the U.K this week, each a member of the Canadian men and women’s nation wheelchair basketball teams as they defend their world championship titles. Marni Abbott-Peter and Richard Peter met in the early ’90s through wheelchair sport as they toured the province speaking to schools about spinal chord injury and demonstrated the athletic abilities of wheelchair basketball players. Peter, 37, originally from the Cowichan Tribes First Nation and the national team’s only aboriginal athlete, now competes in Germany with a first division team. In the first major upset of

the tournament Wednesday, the men were knocked out in a semi-final 63–47 loss to Italy. Canada was held to its worst offensive output of the tournament with just 22 points in the first half after it averaged 68 points per game. No Canadian reached double-digit points, and Peter, who led Canada with the highest shot percentage, sunk fewer than one in three baskets against the Italians. The Canadians never led in the match and were down three points at the half. The women must move past rival U.S.A. to advance to Saturday’s final. Abbott-Peter made the national team in 1992 and since then has been part of the only international squad to win Paralympic

gold medals in Barcelona, Atlanta and Sydney and consecutive world championships in 1994, ’98, ’02 and ’06. She was Canada’s flag bearer at the Paralympic Summer Games in Atlanta. For the 2010 world championships, Abbott-Peter, 44, came out of a six-year retirement. The Vancouver veteran is classified as a 1.0, which the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation explains is an athlete who is generally unable to move her trunk and has no control of her sitting base and limited control of abdominal and back muscles. Wheelchair basketball ranks each athlete on the severity of his or her paraplegia from one to four points, and a team can

Canadian men’s basketball team member Richard Peter drives the lane during a recent game against France. submitted photo have no more than 14 total points on the court at any time. The Canadian team will strategize with a range of classes, said Abbott-Peter

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Susan Duffy, a mother of two girls and member of Mandarin for B.C. Schools that has been lobbying for a Mandarin program since 2008, was “dead pleased” about the approval. “We’ve birthed a baby—it was a long pregnancy,” Duffy said. “From a personal perspective, it’s too late for my kids, but that does not, in any way, dampen my spirits about getting this done because it’s still a great legacy for this group of parents who worked unbelievably hard and very respectfully with the VSB and likewise they were very respectful back to us.” Duffy thought the Mandarin program was stillborn until Bouey raised the motion at the June 23 board meeting. Her only disappointment is that the program may be housed at Norquay, located near Kingsway and East 29th, and not at a centrally located school. But she’s convinced enrolment won’t be a problem and expects there will be a waiting list for students. “I’m positive it will be names in a hat,” said Duffy, adding she believes the program will stem what she said was a flow of students from the public to private school systems. “I really believe language options are the exact thing that parents are looking for.” Bouey said a lottery system is likely. noconnor@vancourier.com

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The Bloedel Conservatory will be saved, says Vision Vancouver park board commissioner Aaron Jasper. “I can’t say who’s going to take it over, but I can say it looks like we’re going to keep the Bloedel,” said Jasper during a phone interview Thursday morning. Due to a major shortfall in its 2010 operating budget, the Vision Vancouver-dominated park board voted last November to cut services and close some facilities, including the 40-yearold conservatory and the Stanley Park petting zoo. The park board had been forced to subsidize the conservatory by about $250,000 annually because of declining attendance at the site. The loss of visitors was due largely to lengthy renovations, as well as yearslong road closures caused by the construction of the Canada Line Upon hearing the conservatory could close, residents, as well as visitors from around the world, loudly expressed their disapproval. In response, the park board considered leasing the conservatory to a private operator. One of the favourites from the beginning was a joint proposal

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from Friends of the Bloedel and VanDusen Botanical Garden. Friends of the Bloedel is a group of 300 members formed in reaction to the decision to close the conservatory. Jasper wouldn’t confirm a rumour the joint partnership won the bid. “Definitely the VanDusen proposal is one of the top contenders,” said Jasper. “Actually, it’s one of the top two, but I can’t confirm who won the bid.” Jasper also wouldn’t identify the second operator under consideration. John Coupar, president and founding member of Friends of the Bloedel, told the Courier the group hasn’t been notified of a decision, but added it was asked to present a business plan in addition to the expression of interest initially required. He added partnering with VanDusen gave the group validity. “It’s been a lot of work,” he said. The winning bid will be announced July 20 at a public meeting of the park board’s services and budgets committee. The meeting takes place at the

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park board office, 2099 Beach Ave., at 6:30 p.m. A final vote on the issue is expected in September. In other park board news, Jasper called Green Party commissioner Stuart Mackinnon’s request for a public plebiscite on keeping whales and dolphins in captivity as part of the 2011 municipal election an irresponsible and reckless move. Mackinnon says the death of the Vancouver Aquarium’s baby beluga last month inspired him to bring the motion forward. He wants the aquarium to phase out its cetacean exhibits, which are located on land leased by the park board. Jasper says such a move could put the park board at risk of a lawsuit because of its legal contract with the aquarium. In 2006, the previous NPA-majority park board extended the aquarium’s licence for 20 years. As part of that amendment, the board will review its bylaw relating to captive cetaceans in 2015. At the same time, the NPA commissioners on the board quashed a promise by the previous COPE-dominated board to hold a plebiscite on the issue. Mackinnon’s motion will be heard at the July 19 park board meeting. sthomas@vancourier.com


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You stand in your skivvies at your open closet, frowning slightly as your old clothes gaze frostily back at you, almost mocking you and your low purchasing power. You know you desperately need a new outfit, but you don’t have the time or money to deal with it – especially when you’re already running late in the morning. If you live with a parent or sibling who has great taste in clothes and wears the same size, you’ll have no qualms about raiding their closets. But most of us will end up resorting to select-

ing a tried-and-true outfit that “works” – even if it’s your second time wearing it in a week. To spice up your closet and avoid regularly hijacking your sibling’s clothing, host an eco-friendly clothes swap party. Here’s how it works: 1) Rummage through your closet and sort out any items that either don’t fit or haven’t been worn in six or more months. When you have at least 10 or more gently-used items, give them a good wash and move to step two. 2) Send an invite to your friends and ask them to invite their friends as well. The more people, the better selection of

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person with the highest station number starts at the lowest number. For example, if 15 people are participating, the person at station 15 will begin at station one. 6) Allow each person to spend one minute per station, selecting one item only. 7) Donate any leftover clothing to a local charity. By the end of the party, you’ll have 10 or more new items to accessorize and spruce up your look. Best of all, you’ll be helping your friends to not only look good, but feel good too as they help local and international charities. Article courtesy Newscanada.com.

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clothing. 3) Set a minimum number of clothes for each person to bring and ask them to wash and iron their clothes for the day of the party. 4) Charge an admission fee and donate proceeds to a charity that helps children and families globally. Challenge your guests to think of children and families in other countries. 5) The day of the party, assign a station area to each participant and have them arrange their clothes in a neat display. Once everyone is set up, start shopping. Tell participants to start at the next numeric station from their own. The

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Work, as we know it, is changing with the times. The majority of people in their prime are not necessarily slogging it out at the same job for 40 years. More and more businesses are hiring people on temporary contract as consultants, or filling maternity leave spots. One day you’re in, the next you’re out. Added to the mix are lay-offs due to economic reasons, job turnovers due to employer needs, and other reasons why you may find yourself ‘starting over.’ Rather than hitting up new employers for work, many are choosing to gather their capital together, or secure a small business loan, and start up their own small business. The challenge is fulfilling, the empowerment is great, the freedom is refreshing… but unless you’ve got wealthy parents or a rich backer, you need to be smart, and systematic, in getting the business off the ground properly. Whether it’s a corner flower stand, a chic boutique, a life coach consultancy or a recycling operation, knowledge is king before hanging out your shingle. Small Business BC, the province’s premiere resource centre, offers a variety of products and services to assist you at every stage of your business. Small Business BC offers one-on-one advisory sessions, business publications, workshops and seminars and affordable packages tailored to meet your business needs. Its core activities are supported by funds from Western Economic Diversification Canada and the

Ministry of Small Business, Technology and Economic Development. Some of the beneficial services include: • Corporate Registry services • Advisory services • Small Business bookstore • Free downloadable resources and tools • Room rentals • Market Research profiles (to come) The centre has many networking events where you can meet like-minded people. It also offers ongoing seminars. Check it out!

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Free tools are vital to the success of any small business. The current growth in free applications and software continues to benefit all businesses. Choosing a few of these tools is a real challenge. These applications assist small business owners with common issues such as web publishing, storage, document creation and editing, communications, marketing and scheduling. Wordpress.com and Blogger. com are the top two online blogging tools which can also be used to create and manage fully functioning websites

rather easily. If you are looking for an external solution your costs will increase exponentially. Use Google to find walk-throughs for these free straightforward website solutions. For advanced users try Wordpress.org. Docs.google.com is a free, web-based word processor, spreadsheet, presentation and form application offered by Google. Google Docs allows free storage of up to 1GB of data. Google Docs is also a collaborative tool for editing in real time. Documents can be shared, opened, and edited by multiple users at the same time. Hootsuite.com allows a user to measure, monitor and post

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Meet the folkers

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No longer exclusively the domain of dreadlocked, fire-dancing hippies, the Vancouver Folk Music Festival has evolved into one the city’s most interesting and eclectic music events with top-notch local and international acts that stretch the definition of folk music in all directions. Sure, you’ll still rub up against a few of Commercial Drive’s pungent free spirits shaking it West Side when the festival takes over the fields of Jericho Beach Park July 16 to 18, but concertgoers will also be treated to an array of acts from hip hop to pop to bluegrass to World Beat to spoken word. Highlights include North Carolina’s The Avett Brothers; the dust-blown Mexicali stylings of Arizona’s Calexico; Kingston, Ont. singer-songwriter Sarah Harmer; former Men at Work frontman Colin Hay; Detroit’s “Great Lady of Soul” Bettye LaVette; bicycling music collective The Malahat Re-

Show: Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing July 20 at Cottage Bistro Design: Robin Greenwood

vue featuring Jeremy Fisher, Hannah Georgas, Aidan Knight and Said the Whale; Mississippi Sheiks Tribute Project with Steve Dawson, Jim Byrnes, Bob Brozman and Alvin Youngblood Hart; Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder; and soulful sideburn dude Alex Cuba, to name a few. For tickets and information, call 604-602-9798 or go to www. thefestival.bc.ca.

Do the Strath

Vancouver’s Alvin Erasga Tolentino and Martin Inthamoussú of Germany/Uruguay join forces for a night of live improvised dance accompanied by the wild and eccentric Ion Zoo music ensemble with guest Jared Burrows. Presented by Co. Erasga in partnership with the 2010 Dancing on the Edge Festival, Music Meets Dance, Live in Strathcona busts a move July 17 and 18 at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre (805 East Pender St.) Admission by donation. More info at www.dancingontheedge.org.

Eight is enough

If dancing the light fandango and realigning your chakras at Folk Fest isn’t your bag, you might want to head over to Pacific Cinematheque as it screens a new 35mm print of Federico Fellini’s Oscar-winning 1963 classic 8½ July 16 to 18. Named one of the top 10 films of all time in Sight & Sound’s 1972, 1982 and 2002 surveys of international critics, the film is also responsible for the long running Broadway hit and 2009’s tepidly received film Nine. For tickets and show times, call 604-688-FILM or go to www. cinematheque.bc.ca.

kudos & kvetches Lost in the barrens

Even though K&K was created as a platform to spread positivity, optimism and our deep held belief there is goodness, or at the very least vast quantities of water, in everyone, it’s also a useful venue for us to air petty grievances and complain about shoddy service we receive. This is one of those times, dear readers. So let’s take a walk with K&K down Broadway near Main where we felt the need to spend some of our hard-earned kudo-and-kvetching money. Our destination was a newish men’s shop that trades in outdoorsman chic, back-to-basic toiletries and a strain of Canadiana that makes us wish we better appreciated the subtle nuances of Red Fisher and Farley Mowat. We visited this haven of rugged stylishness before, purchasing coffee beans from Portland, shaving cream, razors and old school field notebooks in case we chanced upon a Yellow Rumped Warbler. This time, however, our purpose was to restock our razors and shaving cream and purchase an oldtimey bottle of aftershave we had recently read about that has the bewitching scent of witch hazel and aloe. The problem was we hadn’t the faintest idea what witch hazel and aloe smell

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Flavour-filled Folk Festival

Calexico brings its Mexicali stylings to the Vancouver Folk Music Festival July 16 at Jericho Beach Park.

Cringe and purge

A hotshot cast of Vancouver performers read from truly awful books for the latest installment of Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing July 20, 8 p.m. at Cottage Bistro (4470 Main St. at 29th Avenue). The event is hosted and produced by the lovely and talented Sara Bynoe who brought Vancouverites the enjoyably cringe-worthy Teen Angst Poetry nights. More info at sarabynoe.com.

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Concert roundup

Cat Empire claws up the Commodore with Daniel Wesley July 16 and 18. Across the street, punk rockers Swingin’ Utters and the Jolts play Venue July 18. On July 19, the Biltmore hosts California folk rockers Thao with Get Down Stay Down and Prairie Cat. The next night, Admiral Radley featuring Jason Lytle and Aaron Burtch of Grandaddy and Aaron Espinoza and Ariana Murray of Earlimart bring their “I Heart California” tour north of the border to the Media Club July 20.

experience and Man in a Chapeau’s inability to meet us half way, if not a quarter of the way, rubbed us the wrong way. So we left without purchasing any of the other items we intended to buy. None of which seemed to faze Man in a Chapeau one bit. One a positive note, the store must be doing really well: it’s getting write-ups in magazines, groomed facial hair is increasingly popular on nearby Main Street, and it’s obvious the shop doesn’t appear to need—or want—our business.

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A quick note: enough stories about Mayor Gregor Robertson’s use of the f-word, already. Granted, K&K chimed in earlier this week on Robertson’s dirty little kisser, but how much mileage can the media milk out of this? “The psychology of swearing”? And let’s cool it with the mock outrage. A politician swearing is neither “unbelievable” nor “revelatory.” But he wrongly called constituents “NPA hacks,” cry the masses. Fair enough, but we’d have a more sympathetic ear if the people pretending to be so offended weren’t in fact NPA hacks. Zzzzzzzzzzzz. Come on, how ’bout them forest fires?


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A bookstore grows in Kits

Local romantic popsters Parlour Steps are shooting a video for their song “Sleeping City” and calling on fans to come down and be part of the unpaid fun. It all goes down July 17, 6 p.m. at the northwest corner of Hemlock Street and Eighth Avenue. There are no dress requirements and the shoot should be over by 8 p.m. or sooner. The band will also be performing the following week at the Rickshaw Theatre for One Cool Word Magazine’s Re-launch party. The July 23 soiree will feature an array of standup and sketch comedy, live music and DJs. Admission is $15 and it comes with a year’s subscription. For more info, go to facebook.com/oswmagazine.ca.

Those still lamenting the losses of several independent bookstores in Vancouver recently, fear not. Or fear not as much. Former Duthie’s Books manager Ria Bleumer and business partner Karel Carnohan hope to fill the void left by Duthie’s closing last February with the opening of Sitka Books & Art down the street in the old Book Warehouse location on West Fourth Avenue. According to the press bumph, Sitka Books & Art will be Vancouver’s largest independent full-service bookstore, carrying a full complement of books and local arts and crafts. A grand opening is slated for late August.

dining out guide Legend Cheap Eats ($5–$8) Inexpensive ($9–$12) Moderate ($13–$15) Fine Dining ($15–$25) Live Music Late Night Patio Big Screen

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For whom the funk tolls

Who says funk doesn’t pay? Actually, nobody says that. Which might explain why Vancouver’s 11piece groove machine Five Alarm Funk is feeling a little heavier in the wallet these days. Currently on a cross Canada tour in support of their album Anything is Possible, the group recently played London, Ontario’s TD Sunfest 2010 when at the end of their performance they were presented with the $5,000 Galaxie Music Rising Star Prize. The Rising Star jury unanimously voted for them from the selected Canadian acts playing the festival. After the band makes its way to Canada’s East Coast, Five Alarm Funk will head back west… really

Antony and Cleopatra

Parlour Steps are shooting a video for their song “Sleeping City.” west. In late August, they’re playing the Keelung Mid-Summer Ghost Festival in Taiwan.

Get your geek on

The Arts Club Theatre Company recently announced it’s extending the run of the crowd-pleasing musical comedy The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee until Aug. 21— three weeks longer than planned. Who knew nerds were so popular? The production runs at the Arts Club’s Granville Island Stage. For more information, go to www.artsclub.com.

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Breakfast – Lunch

Paul’s Place Omelettery Restaurant

Just moments from Granville Island, in Art Gallery Row on the South Granville rise. Paul’s Place Omelettery Restaurant uses only the finest ingredients, and everything on the menu is prepared on site fresh daily. You’ll definitely leave this cheery, licensed café feeling satisfied. Open Daily 7am – 3 pm 2211 Granville Street @ 6th Avenue 604.737.2857 $ – $$

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Cloudscape Comics is taking submissions for its fifth annual anthology from local comic artists. It’s looking for 15 to 20 “exceptional” artists to showcase in a new book based on journeys. “We are looking for dynamic and compelling stories about people travelling in a contemporary setting—either around the world or to the corner store. They can be fictional or autobiographical. It is important that stories focus on an individual or group of people travelling through an environment as our focus will be on the journey, not the destination.” For more info, email info@ cloudscapecomics.com or go to www. cloudscapecomics.com. Deadline for submissions is Aug. 4. Cloudscape Comics is a Vancouver based comics collective committed to supporting and promoting comic artists.

vanian sausages, pork tenderloin & red cabbage, stuffed Portabella mushrooms, polenta croquettes, borscht, schnitzel and more. Classic creations, warm atmosphere, great fresh food & good hosts. Open lunch & dinner. www.transylvaniaflavour.com 2120 West Broadway (corner Arbutus) 604.730.0880 $$

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Everyone feels welcome at Ricky’s. Our menu is large, comfortable and tasty. With over 100 items, Ricky’s has something for every taste. From signature breakfasts to big-elicious burgers to steak and ribs, we’ve got it covered. 111 Dunsmuir Street (at Beatty) 604.602.9233 $$ Waterfront Centre – 200 Burrard Street 604.669.2781 $$

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Award-WinningAuthenticMexicanCuisineserved in an ambiance that would make you swear you were there! Salsa dancing with instructor & live DJ on Friday and Saturday eves. VIP room, group rates and menus. Reserve today! www.thevallartagrill.com 102 Water St. (Gastown) 604.696.9580 Accept: Visa, M/C, Amex, Interac and cash $– $$$

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with Cheryl Rossi Unlikely show tune lover Shaun Stuart has found himself compulsively singing “Younger Than Springtime” from South Pacific in preparation for his role in Vancouver TheatreSports’ The IMPROVMusical. It’s a far cry from his normal musical leanings, which run the gamut from indie rock and electronica to hip hop. “It was kind of scary at first, coming in and being like OK, so we’re going to be singing [improvised] songs and then we’re all going to be singing together as we’re making this up—that was new,” Stuart said. A cast of six Vancouver TheatreSports League players has been appreciating catchy ditties from the likes of Rent, Cabaret and Les Mis so they’ll be able to compose show tunes on the spot for their improvised hour-long musical play, which opens July 21 on Granville Island. Their single request for the audience will be the suggestion of an occupation, then their former cruise ship pianist plays an overture and they’re off, improvising lyrics, melodies and setting up a storyline that will sustain them for an hour. League members have not only been boning up on musicals over the past six weeks, but also studying story arcs, archetypes and

plot points of a hero’s journey so they can instantly create a narrative that lasts 55 minutes, more than 10 times longer than a typical three- to five-minute improv comedy sketch. The July 4 preview morphed into the tale of a heroic pharmacist fighting big pharmaceutical companies that wanted to replace him and his colleagues with a pill-dispensing machine. “Pills are what you take” became a refrain in the opening number and closing reprise, and actress Elizabeth Bowen sang a seemingly Snoopy-inspired tune, “I’m Stupid, I’m Smart,” in a small, girlish voice as a conflicted lover in a love triangle. “There’s all these influences that people have got before them,” said director Alan Marriott. “The more vocabulary a singer has, they more they bring that into a show.” Marriott, who created the format for, directs and performs in The IMPROVMusical, says some audience members have been unable to believe the songs and storyline are hatched on the spot. “I keep getting people coming up to me afterwards and saying… ‘Your pianist, he’s got a chord structure he’s working to, right,’” he said. The man who now teaches people around the world to create instant songs performed with one of the first groups of players when Vancouver’s TheatreSports League began in 1980. During an extended stint in London, U.K., Marriott created what he believes to be the first improv musical, in

Alan Marriott directs, performs and makes it up as he goes along in Vancouver TheatreSports’ The IMPROVMusical. photo Dan Toulgoet 1989. It wasn’t easy to pull off, he says, because improv was underdeveloped in the English city where culture consumers were more apt to take in West End theatre or stand-up routines.

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Fortunately, TheatreSports emerged earlier in Vancouver when professional theatre was only staged at a handful of venues and no comedy scene to speak of existed, Marriott says. The result

was a strong base and an abundance of Vancouver improv talent. Marriott’s pleased to have a core cast keen and able to sing and dance, and he hopes to include guest performers, including Jay Brazeau, a former TheatreSports player who’s gone on to perform in such musicals as Hairspray and The Drowsy Chaperone. Functioning in the longer format has been difficult but exciting for league players, Marriott says. “TheatreSports is like, if we were ice skaters, it would be compulsory figures,” he said. “That’s where you learn your licks, that’s where you build your muscles and then things like The IMPROVMusical or any of the other stuff we do, those are the gravy projects.” Marriott says the fusion of musical theatre and improv sparks more than silly numbers, that the combination is capable of exploring real ideas in meaningful scenes, and it just might be a way of evolving the art of musicals. He believes the evolution of the immensely popular TV show Glee has given musicals new currency. “We’re living in a dark time, in a way, and musicals have always blossomed in dark times,” Marriott said. “Musicals have always been the things that people have turned to because they’re looking for a rebirth of wonder, a rebirth of joy.” The IMPROVMusical runs Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m. at Vancouver TheatreSports’ new Improv Centre at 1502 Duranleau St. on Granville Island. For more information, see www.vtsl.com. crossi@vancourier.com


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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The Estate of ELVA EILLEENE GLANVILLE deceased formerly of Royal Arch Masonic Home, 7850 Champlain Crescent, Vancouver, British Columbia V5S 4C7. NOTICE is hereby given to Creditors and Others having claims against the Estate of ELVA EILLEENE GLANVILLE deceased who died on March 16, 2010 are hereby required to send full particulars of such claims to the Executrix c/o Kaye Thome Toews & Hansford, Barristers & Solicitors, 9202 Young Road, Box 372, Chilliwack, British Columbia V2P 6J4 on or before August 9, 2010 after which date the Executrix will distribute the Estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard only to the claims of which the Executrix then has notice. Elva Lorraine McAllister, Executrix NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is Hereby Given That Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Ella Margaret Cail Smith, formerly of 211 - 2526 Waverley Ave. Vancouver, B.C. Deceased, who died on May 22, 2010, are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executor, c/o Norma Gail Balderson, #90 - 2270 196th St. Langley, B.C. V2Z 1N6 on or before August 16, 2010, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

Notice is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the estate of Irene Gladys Brown, aka Irene Brown, formerly of 732 West King Edward Avenue, British Columbia, V5Z 2C8, who died on October 9, 2003, are hereby required to send particulars thereof to the undersigned Administrator, The Canada Trust Company, at P.O. Box 10083, 18th Floor - 700 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V7Y 1B6, on or before August 16, 2010, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. The Canada Trust Company, Administrator

NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MARION ELIZABETH WELTE, late of Vancouver, B.C. All persons having claims against the above estate are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Executors at 18th Floor, 401 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5A1 on or before the 16th day of August, 2010 after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed having regard only to claims that have then been received. Murray John Welte and Heather Arlene Welte, Executors By: Messrs. Lindsay Kenney LLP, Solicitors

7005

Agents

NEED A MORTGAGE 1st and 2nd Mortgages, Self Employed, Refinancing, Forclosures, Low Rates. 604-629-8628 www.Mazuma.ca

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-30

Surrey

SRY CLOVERDALE Brand new St. Andrews Condo − 2 BR + Den, 2 baths, 1685sf, open flr plan, all ss appls, granite, 2nd flr, north west patio view, 2 prkg, storage. gym, pool, gamesrm, accomodation ste. $675,000. MUST SEE ! Ask for Kathy 604 574-3099

6008-36

Vancouver West Side

OPEN HOUSE Sat 2-4. #207 2080 Maple, 1 BR. 778-846-6967 See www.kitsbeachcondo.ca

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

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6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

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$99 can sell your home 574-5243 Abbotsford Reduced 1800sf 4br 2ba w/suite, quiet cul-de-sac $339K 859-4048 id5174 Coquitlam 10,000sf lot w/1000sf 3br 2ba home, outbuilding $440K 778-859-0717 id4272 Coquitlam Open House Daily 2-4 511, 3132 Dayanee Springs Bv NEW top fl 650sf 1br condo, view $299,900 778-285-9449 id5170 Langley Price Reduced 1280sf 3br 2ba rancher, 7200sf lot, $470K 514-0608 id5129 Langley renovated top floor 1161sf 2br 2ba condo, view $293K 778-996-3444 id5179 Maple Ridge drastically reduced 4.9ac serviced vu acreage $440Kobo 722-3996 id4694 Maple Ridge immaculate 1200sf 4br log home .37ac lot $539,900 778-240-1196 id5118 Maple Ridge Open House Sat/Sun 2-4, #27 11355-236st extra large 2757sf 4br 2.5ba tnhse, furnished, $394,950 778-229-0890 id5180 Mission, Owner Retiring, profitable framing store & gallery $47,000 826-7993 id5176 Mission, Hatzic Lake waterfront lot w/2007 Class A motorhome $248K 826-2711 id5177 Sry Cloverdale Open House Sat 1-4, #40, 16995-64ave Gated 3247sf 4br w/master on main 4ba, media room $509K 575-1277 id5181

Body Work

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7010

Personals

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Until the Property is sold. No Fees.

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Browse our Garage Sale section to find deals near you. C 175 tables of Bargains on Deluxe 20th Century Junque!

Sunday • JULY 18 • 10am-3pm Croatian Cultural Centre 3250 Commercial Drive, Van. Info: 604 980-3159 • Adm: $4.00

For information:

604-630-3300

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

★ WE BUY HOUSES ★ Older home? Damaged home? Needs repairs? Quick Cash! Call us First! 604-657-9422 * WE BUY HOUSES * Older House! Damaged House! Pretty House! Divorcing! Moving! Mortgage too high! Too much debt! Quick Cash! Convenient! Private! ( 604 ) 626-9647 www.webuyhomesbc.com

6020-26

North Vancouver

3 BR +1 br ste, priv patio, 1959 Deep Cove Rd.Garage, Nr beach, 20 min to VCR. OPEN HOUSE Sat Sun 1- 4, Jerry Raczowski 604-602-1111 Remax Cr.V829313

6030

Lots & Acreage

1/4 ACRE lot for sale 40 mins from Vancouver in Point Roberts, WA. Info at www.pointrobertsproperty.org

N. WEST. All services paid, inclds u/grd electrical, DCC’s, survey & eng’ng report. 33’ x 130’ lot. No HST. $333,888. 604-726-0677. usellahome.com ● ID # 4711

6035

Mobile Homes

#34 - 7850 King George Blvd. 2 BR. 55+ years old. 1 pet ok! $36,900. Lorraine Cauley, Royal Lepage North Star, 604-889-4874

6005

6050

Out Of Town Property

POINT ROBERTS Wash, US. Nr Tsawwassen. RANCHER 2200sf, reno’d, beautiful 70ft Waterfront Ocean! By Owner. 604-690-4979

6052

Real Estate Investment

★ RENT TO OWN! ★ If you have a small down payment, I have a nice home for you! Less then perfect credit OK. Call Kim 604-628-6598

Find your perfect home at

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604-999-2255 Macdonald Rlty.

6025

Industrial/ Commercial

Allow me to provide you with my Professional opinion & advice on whether NOW is the right time to buy or sell. I will put my 20+ years of Real Estate Experience including Sales & Marketing, Mortgage Financing, Property Appraisals & Valuations to work for you.

YARD SALE! Sun. July 18th, 9:30am - 1:00pm 3814 West 38th Ave. (lane) Household items, books, builders supplies, furn etc.

H BIG FAMILY GARAGE SALE Sat & Sun, June 17 & 18th 9:30 am - 3:00 pm, 5468 Inverness Street Dishes, furniture,clothing, electronics, books and more. Rain or Shine • No Early Birds H-

Garage Sale + More! July 16 & 17 10 to 5 pm 578 east 50th Ave

Jewelery, sun glasses, purses etc.

I - SOUTH VANCOUVER

GARAGE SALE

Saturday & Sunday, 8-4 14’ band saw, tables, tools, and jewlery boxes

6816 Ontario St K

HUGE MOVING SALE Everything Must Go!

Sklar Pepplar dining tbl, 2 leafs & 6 padded chrs. Villas maple table, w/2 drop sides & 2 leafs, all like new. Beautiful spanish bar w/3 stools, both in red velvet & wrought iron. King & twin beds, dressers, steamer trunk, misc houseware, tools, fishing tackle, garden supplies,

Sat. & Sun., July 17, 18 10am-5pm 2738 East 51st Ave. (51st & Wales St.)

TAPESTRY THRIFT SHOP

1369 Kingsway (just west of Knight St) • Furniture • Houseware ING TH E • Books • Knick Knacks SOM FOR NE! O RY • Jewellery • Accessories VE EAT ! E • Clothing for Women, Men GR ICES PR and Children OPEN TUES.-SAT. 10am-5pm SUNDAY 10am to 4pm Proceeds to the Tapestry Foundation in support of residential & elder care at Mount St. Joseph, Holy Family, St. Vincent’s Langara, Brock Farhni, Youville Residence & Marion Hospice.

• 100% Full Service & Commitment • Tiered Discounted Fee Structure • Real Estate Property Valuations • Property Buying/Selling Guides • Current & Past Client References • Selling and Buying Strategies

For Sale - Langley Retail Strata, New Construction, aprox 1040sf $416K. Drive by #106, 19909 64th Ave Call Gord 604-649-6495

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REAL ESTATE 6002

GARAGE SALES

Legal/Public Notices

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Greater Vancouver Specialist, Multiple Realty Ltd.

604-726-2906 or carletonkung@netscape.net “Results based on Service, Integrity & Knowledge”

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THE VANCOUVER COURIER FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2010

RENTALS 6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-11

North Van Apt. Rentals

17TH FLOOR 1BR condo, great view, w/d, dw, furnished $2200, unfurnished $1700. Sept 1st. Lonsdale & Esplanade. 5 mins. away from the seabus, plz contact sean @ 604-723-2559

6508

Apt/Condos

PENTHOUSE

Approx. 3000 sq. feet 1450 West Georgia St.

Fantastic views of Vancouver. Many quality upgrades. Approx. 1500 sq. ft. of patio space. Ensuite laundry. Short walk to downtown. 10 min. from beautiful English Bay.

604-669-4185

rentals@capreit.net

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990 BROUGHTON OCEAN PARK PLACE VANCOUVER

1 & 2 bdrms starting at $1225

Water & heat incl. Trendy area off Robson Street. Minutes to the beach. Move in bonus. Call for details.

RENTALS 604-682 8422

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1 BR $1325, nice bright 625sf, balc. laminate flrs, West end, incl prkg, cable 1-50, Aug 1, ns, np, 1 yr lease, 604-505-4957 1 BR $675 immed, Cambie & SW Marine Dr. hardwood, incl & hw, 1 yr lease. np, ns, 604-988-4692 2 BR & den Apt, balcony, 3207 Fraser St. avail now, N/S, no pets, from $1100/mo. 604-817-6138 750 W.12, 2br, 2 full bath, walking dist to shopping, restaurants & transit, $2000 604-266-0466

6508

6522

Apt/Condos

BEAUTIFUL APTS. 1 & 2 BR available. Special rates. Call 604-327-9419 for appt. to view. BEAUTIFUL VIEWS 2 bdrm apt, ht, hw, cable, prkg, locker, coin laundry, elevator, NS, NP, close to all amenities & transit, central Richmond. 604-241-3772

BURNABY CENTRE Metrotown Area - Bby

Updated Studio & 1 BR Apts. Rental Incentives Offered. Rent includes heat and hot water.

CALL (604) 438-4544 leasing@burnabycentre.com

Seniors 60+ Only Must Qualify Studio apartment Maximum Rents $569/month Could qualify for lower rent Rent includes heat and cable Great access to New Canada Line. For applications please call Atira Property Management Inc. at 604-439-8848 for viewing please call Jana 604-773-9370 FALSE CREEK - steps to seawall, 1 level 2 br + den (3 Br) + office space, approx 1400 sf, spacious open plan, patio, great bldg 522 Moberly Rd. Avail Sept 1 or Nov 1, ns np, pref 1 yr lease, $2300. Jason 604-657-8737

Langara Gardens

601 West 57th Ave, Van Spacious 1, 2 & 3 BR Rental Apartments and Townhouses located in the Oakridge area at West 57th Ave and Cambie St. This landmark property is clean and very well maintained by friendly on-site staff. Quiet and tasteful gardens, swimming pools, hot tub, gym, laundry facilities, parking and 16 shops & services. Near Oakridge Centre, Canada Line stations, Langara College, Churchill High School, Langara Golf Course and much more. For more information: 604-327-1178 info-vnc@langaragardens.com www.langaragardens.com OAK & 70Ave, new reno, 1 br $685, 2 br $870, furnished, 3 br $1250., h/w flr, incl heat/hotwater, near transit, N/P, N/S, refs, lease, 604-551-8225 or 604-968-6100

Furnished Accommodation

$1800 / 1br - Furnished One Bedroom. Must See! West End. 1274 Barclay Street (at Jervis). Great access to parks, shopping, grocery stores, restaurants. Incl; insuite laundry/dishwasher/air conditioner. NP/NS please. References required. Please contact Atira Property Management at 604-215-7228 for more info or viewing appointment.

6535

Homestay

HOST FAMILY wanted. Please call us Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm at 604-688-1928 or E-mail: globalstudyedu@gmail.com

6540

Houses - Rent

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN No Qualification - Low Down CHILLIWACK – 9557 Williams St, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town, close to shops & schools............... $888/M SOUTH SURREY/WHITE ROCK – 15532 Madrona Dr., 3 bdrm, HOUSE, on Cul-de-Sac in quiet family neighborhood, huge yard, new roof, double garage.. $1,688/M Call Kristen 604 435-5555 or 786-4663

www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

6590

Rooms

1 BDRM, main flr, suits student, nr Kingsway/Knight, NS NP, nr amens, Aug 1, call 604-876-2971

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR STE, avail Aug. 1st, 2010 in new home, close to transit, college,schools, no pets, ns, $850 incl utils. Call 778-231-1540 2 BR Upper flr. clean house, cable, hydro incld $1150, share wd. Capital Hill nr SFU, Aug 1. ns, np, 604-298-8220.. 566-1476 BBY METROTOWN UPPER Duplex, 1500sf, 3 BR, 2 bath, fam room, 5 appls, f/p, garage, storage, alarm. Near skytrn. N/S. Aug 1. $1300 + utls. 604-451-7558 EAST VAN. Fraserview. VIEW New. 1 BR grnd lev ste avail immed. $725/mo incls utls. NS/ NP. Call 604-321-3661

Renting or buying, we’ve got what you’re looking for.

BBY, 4575 Grange, 1 or 2 BR Apt, nice & spac, hardwood flrs, parking, across fr Metrotown, N/s, N/p. Call Ariana 604-616-2824

HOME SERVICES 8040

Carpet/Flooring Installation

ALL FLOOR COVERINGS Repair & Replace. Material sales Dwight, 604-732-3057 I’ll show you the inexpensive route www.fccarpets.shawwebspace.ca CARPET REPAIR, replace & restretching. Installation carpet, lino & laminate 604-313-9717

8055

Cleaning

White Glove Residential Cleaning Service

395-6842

See our ad online at www.canpages.ca Butterfly Cleaning Inc. ‘‘Moving out, Home & Office’’ Bonded, Prof & Affordable. 604-781-4374

Concrete

A. FOUNDATIONS, Retaining walls, Stairs, Driveways, Sidewalks. Any concrete project. We also do all types of block, & stone work. Free ests. Basile 604-617-5813 Tom 604-690-3316 Concrete Specialist. Driveways, sidewalks, exposed aggregate & patios. Santino 604.254.5551 CONCRETE SPECIALIST, patio sidewalk, driveway, exposed aggregate reas rate 604-764-2726

Driveways, Sidewalks, Stairs, Floors, Forming, Landscaping, Any Reno’s, 778-881-0961 L & L CONCRETE. All types: Stamped, Waterproofing, Wash & Sealing Larry 778-882-0098

8065

Contracting

CLEANING SERVICE. Reas rates, specializing in homes. Guar work. Refs avail. 604-715-4706 EXP CLEANING ladies avail 7 days/wk. Bonded. Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond 604-928-0025 IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR

Experienced, Meticulous, Reliable Cleaning, res/com. 604-537-8796

LIDIA’S EUROPEAN Cleaning. Res/Com. Specializing in detail cleaning. Bonded. 604-541-9255

BUILDING ENVELOPE - Home Inspection - Moisture Assessment - Scheduled Home Maintenance - Quality Repair Serviceservices 6 0 4 2 9 4 6 7 0 0 www.pomeroyconstruction.com

8073

Drainage

QUALITY CLEANING. Exc refs. Res/com. Move in/out. Carpets + pressure wash’g. 778-895-3522

BAJ MINI EXCAVATING Sewer/storm, drains, oil tanks, paving, retain wall. 604-779-7816

SEA CLEANING: Specializing in residential/commercial services, environmentally friendly products. Contact: Andrea 604-790-1657

Crown Roofing & Drainage Residental Div. Drainage installation & repair. 604-327-3086

SUNNY CLEANING Services, reas rates, honest & thorough, Call Andrea. 778-837-2942

8058

Computer Services

Computer REPAIR: PC, Internet, Network, Home/Office maint. Ink & Toner. •Simon •604-999-0815

8060

Concrete

CONCRETE SPECIALIST Sidewalk, Driveway, Patio Exposed Aggregate, remove & replacing

Reasonable rates. 35 yrs. exp. For free estimates call Mario

253-0049

Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: A truly romantic month begins July 22. Two years of slow slogging in work end, but your relationships begin a two-year phase of sobriety and “slow movement.” Now to late 2012, if you take an antagonistic approach the best you’ll win is freedom; you’ll lose in most else. Until October 2012, these do not work: chasing love for ego reasons, seeking recognition, fame, trying to optimistically sell to new clients. These do work: loyalty (e.g., old clients, present spouses) romance with other generations, career partnerships, cooperation. Tuesday night: understanding brings joy!

8060

Cancer June 21-July 22: Chase romance, pleasure, beauty and creative or sports success Sunday to Tuesday – you’ll ride a winning streak! Jobs begun Tuesday night will succeed. Thursday begins a productive four-week phase of earnings, spending, memory and other possessions. But this week also begins 26 months of increased responsibility in domestic arenas, with kids, property, security, nutrition and all foundational concerns. You’ll have to work harder at these, and you might decide to let go of some situations (or relationships) that are just too much work. This week’s “career partnership” idea won’t work. Wait.

8075

ALWAYS DONE right with integrity.. complete drywall services, boarding, taping, painting & texture, Steve 604-613-4861 CITY LINK DRYWALL LTD WCB, liability insured. 20 yrs exp. Call Indy. Free Est. 604-780-5302 *Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925

DRYWALL & Steel Stud

20 yrs exp. Professional & Quality Drywall. Reno Expert & New Construction. Tape, Board, Texture, Steel Stud & Tbar. No job too small.

Corie 604-308-7529 Tom 604-808-6741

A Lic’d. Electrician #30582. Rewiring & Reno, Appliance/Plumbing. Rotor Rooter & Hydro Pressure Jetting Service, 604-255-9026 - 778-998-9026 Free Estimates / 24 Hr Service ELECTRIC AVE Installations. Electrian lic# 99207, Res/comm, www.electric-ave.ca 604-215-0562 LEO ELECTRIC Lic, Bonded, Insured Com & resid, professional work # 93554. 778-883-0302

VINCE’S MAGIC Drywalling & textured ceiling repairs. Bonded 604-307-2295 / 778-340-5208

LIC ELECTRIC. Comm & Res. Bonded. Reas Rates. Free Est. Professional Work. 604 719-8603

Wayne The Drywaller

Quality Drywall Finishing. Textured Ceilings & Repair. Renov Specialist. No job too small. 837-1785

8080

LIC. ELECTRICIAN #37309 Commercial & residential renos & small jobs. 778-322-0934. YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

Electrical

8087 LIC. #41559 & #3377631

RENOVATIONS & SERVICE PANELS

Excavating

# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT

Professional, Quick, Reliable

one mini, drainage, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank removal. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865

– STEVE –

Aussie Excavations. Backhoe & mini excav. hire fast reliable same day quote Tim 778-322-3002

• REASONABLE RATES • FULLY GUARANTEED • LICENCED & BONDED

604-512-4178 (Vanc.) macselectric@shaw.ca

The current choice serving the Lower Mainland for more than 15 years. All Kinds of Work and Reasonable Rates.

Contact us today for a free estimate.

Mia Casa − Drain Tile/Sewer Line Water Line Repairs / Replacement & Cleaning. Vince 604-941-6060, Al 604-783-3142

Drywall

Electrical

VICTORIA DRYWALL LTD. 25 yrs exp. Reno’s & New Constr. Call Bruno ★ 604-313-2763

DRAIN TILES & WATER LINES Without Digging a Trench 604-739-2000

8075

8080

Drywall

Max: 604-341-6059 Licensed & Bonded

Lic. 22308

#1167 LIC Bonded. Expert trouble shooter, sm job specialist, reno’s, panel changes. 617-1774.

8090

Fencing/Gates

S&S LANDSCAPING & FENCING

Factory Direct Cedar Fence Panel for Sale & Installation 8291 No.5 Rd Richmond Call 604-275-3158 CEDAR, BAMBOO, chain link, gates, arbour, rubbish removal, landscape, etc. 604-321-2868

Contr 97222. 40 yrs exp. 1 stop! Reas. rates! BBB. 778-988-9493.

KB METAL PRODUCTS LTD. FENCE & GATES : CHAIN LINK & ALUMINUM ORNAMENTAL. ✫Free Estimate: 604-619-8434

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR: Exp, friendly, reliable. Specializing in replacing old nob & tube wiring. Lic.#50084. 604-725-4535

West Coast Cedar Installations Custom fencing, decking & more 604-244-8824, Cell: 604-788-6458

ABACUS ELECTRIC.ca Lic Elect

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: No fireworks, but this week is a turning point. Now to October 2012, you will be more sober, practical, no-nonsense. You will be determined to put your life on a sound foundation, especially in real estate, family and similar areas. Yes, retirement’s coming! You’ll do this slowly and carefully. A major or basic change might be involved: e.g., relocation. Relationships need to be looked at. If you’ve been a party type, that ends for two years. Thursday starts a month of travel, talk, friends, errands. Be curious! DON’T start a relationship or negotiations this week; one might end.

Taurus April 20-May 20: Remain flexible, curious, restless and talkative until mid-week. You could obtain a last-minute agreement Sunday-Tuesday. Secrets, investments, intimacy, lifestyle choices are important and fortunate Tuesday eve/night. But be cautious with these Wednesday/Thursday. Thursday begins a month of home-related, security, family, property and similar themes (gardening, landscaping, nutrition, kid’s welfare, etc.) This week also begins 26 months of slowness in work, employment, machinery and health zones. Kids will be more work. Rewards come from hard work. Avoid lawsuits. You’ll be fine!

Leo July 23-Aug. 22:You travel a lucky money streak (to Aug. 6) so take advantage, buy luxury items, ask for a pay raise, negotiate a deal, etc. DON’T overspend. Money can flow through you like water, and you could end up poorer, despite taking more in! (If you’re into self-knowledge, look at the underlying reasons: Guilt? Lack of optimism?) Your weeks of weariness end Thursday, when a month of energy, charisma, effectiveness and clout begin! However, this isn’t a good week to start major projects. A romantic notion ends. The two years ahead slow communications, yet make this a fertile employment field.

Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Mellow yields to functional. Thursday ends weeks of fairly relaxed pondering, love, cultural pursuits, understanding and begins a month of ambition, prestige and career effort. Dress well, be prepared to meet bosses, higher-ups. But don’t start any work projects yet – wait until next week. This week ends two years of restricted socializing. Now to October 2012 you’ll meet fairly easy progress in many areas. However, dealings with government agencies, institutions and head office might be burdensome – more red tape, more communication levels with which to deal: effort needed.

Gemini May 21-June 20: Thursday begins a fourweek period of heightened communications, travel, restlessness and casual friendships. You’ll generally love this time. Be curious, ask questions, go exploring, open newspapers. Now to October 2012, your loves and pleasures meet sobriety. Romance, hobbies, sports, risk-taking, creative projects and the pursuit of pleasure – all become harder, slower. But this area can succeed if you’re prepared to be responsible and loyal. Romance could flower with an older or younger person. You’ll succeed in research, investments, sex and health. This week’s future plan is wrong.

Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Every party must end, every high note yield to a quieter one. Have your fun (and travel, contact people) Sunday to Tuesday. Be domestic, rest up mid-week. (Real estate, kids’ savings plans are lucky Tuesday night.) Thursday begins a month of quietude, rest and retreat. However, a bunch of social influences will keep you interactive: your graciousness will continue; but your smouldering sexuality will yield to talkativeness. Still, get your rest. Contemplate, plan, do charitable things, deal with government agencies. DO NOT invest, change your life, or “start sex” this week.

Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Lie low, work in the background Sunday to Tuesday. Think about your future, and how to get there. Your energy returns Tuesday eve to Thursday – but this is not a good week to start any project – or romance. Work on what’s already started, on research, finances, health, intimacy and safety. Thursday begins a month of mellow love and understanding, intellectual prowess, higher education, far travel, cultural involvements. Two years of hard career burdens end now; but two years of sober social activity begin, involving other generations or money (e.g., take the boss golfing).

July 18 - 24 Capricorn Dec.22-Jan.19: Relationships move from centre-stage to “under-stage” – they begin to operate secretly, subconsciously, or intimately. In business, you move from negotiation to actual funding. You bond more deeply, or break apart.This, for the month ahead. The present week brings another turning point: two years of philosophical outlook, of learning or studying situations, ends. A two-year career, ambition, prestige and status phase, the most important in 30 years, begins. Live up to it! Start nothing this week except a security or realty deal. Happiness, Sunday-Tuesday! Power, energy late week. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: At last, a month of weariness and drudgery ends – so do two years of financial restrictions! The weeks ahead bring fresh horizons, competition, opportunities, fights and loves, negotiation and litigation. The rancour and intensity of last winter and spring has fled, so if you’re in a fight, it’s possible to work out a deal; if you don’t, August/September could bring a lawsuit, a long, dreary, unprofitable one. If you aren’t fighting, the weeks ahead bring exciting meetings, intimate affections, sweet whispers. Careful with your speech this week: stray words return to bite. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: The past two years have brought restrictions, even disappointment in relationships. If you’ve succeeded, found love or fine partners, healed bonds, it has only come through hard work. Now, this phase ends. The two years ahead (to October 2012) transfer this need for “hard work” to your sexual and financial spheres. You can truly achieve your dreams in these areas – if you work hard to that end. Nothing comes of nothing. The month ahead features work, heath and machines. Be wise Sunday-Tuesday, ambitious mid-week, social Friday/ Saturday. Don’t spend big, nor start a money project. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014


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Floor Covering

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davidchao are the manners of the carbased Highlander. Eschewing a unitized body for the classic body-on-frame design, it prizes agility and ground clearance over handling and comfort. It’s intended for people who miss the pre-crossover SUVs that were essentially pickup trucks with extra seats. Viewed in this light, the new 4Runner is exceptionally well designed, but it’s not for those who are looking for true car-like crossovers. That being said, Toyota has made the choice pretty easy. If you want a relaxed and comfortable mid-size SUV, get a Highlander. If you need a tougher vehicle that can go off the beaten path, pick up a 4Runner. Either way, you really can’t go wrong. Design—This might be the first 4Runner that could be described as imposing. The tall SUV has a rugged, hard-edged exterior that serves it well, with subtly bulging wheel wells that provide a muscular stance. Existing 4Runner owners will appreciate the ongoing evolution of the styling. The proportions are largely the same as previous mod-

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Cori’s Pasta Salad

2 200gTUBS$799 Asiago Cheese $ 99 U.S.A.......................................PER 100g 2

1 Cori’s Mexican Corn Salad $ 79 ......................................................PER 100g 1 Cori’s Green Goddess $ 69 Potato Salad .............PER 100g 1

European Wieners

$ 29 Sausage Rolls ............................................................EACH 1

Sizzling Smokies

GRIMM’S • REGULAR, ALL BEEF, or CHEDDAR........................450g PKG. EACH

Harvest Bacon

OLIVIERI

FRESH PASTA & SAUCES All Flat or Filled Pastas

¢ 50 OFF REGULAR PRICE FREE RANGE

350g PKG...............

All Sauces

50¢ OFF REGULAR PRICE

170-330mL............

All Filled Pastas & Canneloni

1 OFF REGULAR PRICE

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OWN

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630g LOAF

$12.08/kg

5

COUNTRY HARVEST

BREAD $ 49 2 12 GRAIN, FLAX, SUNFLOWER FLAX

12 Grain Bagels

BIODEGRADABLE............................................1L BTL.

$ 99

2

$ 99

2

HAMBURGER,WHOLEWHEAT HAMBURGER • 8’s $ HOT DOG,WHOLEWHEAT HOT DOG • 6’s.......EACH PKG.

99

LINDSAY

PITTED OLIVES $ 99 1

1 Lindsay Naturals Olives $ 99 MEDIUM BLACK or GREEN PITTED, BLACK SLICED..225mLTIN 1 $ 99

SLICED......................................................................398mLTIN

TEAS

2 SIMPLE PLEASURES ASSORTED 18’s PKG.

$ 99

675g LOAF

2

$ 49

COUNTRY HARVEST......................................6’s PKG.

4

$ 99

Dare Real Fruit Snacks

2 150g PKGS. 3

$ 99

FRUIT MEDLEY, ORCHARD FRUITS, FUN SHAPES...................................................

Q-Tips Cotton Swabs

LEMONADE ASSORTED

750mL BTL.

3

$ 99

3 Sundried Tomatoes $ 49 ...............................................................314mL JAR 3 Pomodoro & Basillico $ 99 ...............................................................680mL JAR 2 $ 99

...............................................................680mL JAR

Lindsay Black Olives

ASSORTED FLAVOURS

249

EFFERVÈ SPARKLING

Marinated Artichokes

SMALL, MEDIUM, EXTRA LARGE 398mLTIN

300-350g BOXES

lb.

6 Paillot de Chevre Cheese $ 49 QUEBEC...............................................PER 100g 3 $ 99

QUEBEC................................200g PKG.

Vancouver Only Dish Liquid $

............................................................200g PKG.

2

Bleubry Cheese

2.1kg BAG

Dare

$ 48

CANADIAN REGULAR or MINI.........

LAUNDRY DETERGENT $ 29 3

MULTIGRAIN, WHEAT

Good Earth

Tre Stelle Bocconcini

BIODEGRADABLE

WHOLEGRAIN,ANCIENT GRAINS.............................8’s PKG.

GRIMM’S...............................500g PKG. EACH

............................................................EACH

VANCOUVER

Healthy Way

GRIMM’S...............................500g PKG. EACH

540-700g PKGS.....

$ 19

MEDITERRANEAN.....................PER 100g

6 BREAD $ 99 $ 99 6 2 $ 89 Dempster’s Naan Bread 1 5 Dempster’s 10” Tortillas $ 99 Dempster’s Deluxe Buns 8 $ 99

GRIMM’S • REGULAR/CHEESE or JALAPENO/CHEESE......600g PKG. EACH

Vegetable Spring Roll

2 $ 79 Genoa Salami ...............................................................PER 100g 1 Chicken Breast $ 49 MAPLELODGE • COOKED...................PER 100g 1 Beer Sausage $ 39 ............................................PER 100g 1 $ 19

SMOKED HONEY..................PER 100g

4 Huggies Mega Diapers $ 99 ........................................SIZES 1-6 PKG. 19

$ 29

.....................................................400’s PKG.

GOLDEN PACIFIC

COCONUT MILK 99¢ 400mL TIN

Whole Almonds $ 99 GOLDEN PACIFIC....................................................175g PKG. 2 Canola Oil $ 99 GOLDEN PACIFIC..........................................................3L BTL.

6

TEX FARM LONG GRAIN

RICE 900g BAG

WHITE or BROWN

1

$ 99

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LONG GRAIN

RICE $ 49 3

WHITE or BROWN

1kg BAG


FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2010 THE VANCOUVER COURIER

B3

DAIRY PRODUCTS LIBERTY

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YOGURT $ 89 3

PEACH/BANANA/VANILLA/APPLE PEAR/BLUEBERRY/GRAPE/APRICOT EACH 8 x 100g PAK

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4

$ 99

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FILIPPO BERIO

10

COFFEE FINE GRIND

249

hippie chips

Planters Peanuts

930gTIN

SALTED COCKTAIL 300g, BBQ 275g, $ ROASTED UNSALTED COCKTAIL 300g.....EACH BAG

$ 99 Planters Mixed Nuts ...............................................................................300g BAG 3 Planters Hickory Smoked Almonds $ 99 ...............................................................................250g BAG 5 Planters Roasted Peanuts $ 99

2

IN LIGHT SYRUP

4 $ 99 4 $ 99 2 $ 49 3

$ 99

ASSORTED.................................................

796mLTINS

Eden Pizza Pasta Sauce

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Score steak with a sharp knife in a criss cross pattern along the top of the steak. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl mixing well. ½ cup soy sauce. ½ cup olive oil. Pour into a large freezer bag or large ceramic baking dish. Add 1 tablespoon red wine steak and turn to coat. vinegar. 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours, turning occasionally. 1 tablespoon mirin. 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard. Prepare barbeque (medium-high heat) or preheat broiler. Remove 4 -6 tablespoons honey. meat from marinade; discard mari6 large garlic cloves, nade. Grill steak to desired doneminced. ness, about 4 minutes per side for medium-rare. 3 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary or Transfer steak to work surface. 1 tablespoon dried. Let stand 5 minutes. 1½ tablespoons coarsely Cut across grain into thin strips ground black pepper. Arrange on platter and serve.

Eden Spaghetti Sauce

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clic

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3

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GENERAL MILLS • ASSORTED....425-505g BOX

Ocean Spray Craisins

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570g LOAF

398mLTINS

SARDINES From

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$ 99

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OFF

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CHEESE

PEANUT OIL $ 49 5

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398mLTIN

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$ 79

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144’s PKG.

$ 59

LARGE $ 29 200g PKG.

1

PLANTERS

CHEESE

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$ 49

$ 59 4 3 BOCCONCINI CHEESE

MOZZARELLA 454g PKG.

STRAWBERRY/BANANA/VANILLA/PEACH/CITRUS STRAWBERRY/VANILLA/PEACH/RASPBERRY

2

$ 99

ASSORTEDVARIETIES 454gTUB

1

$ 99

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1½ teaspoons salt. About 2lbs. flank steak.

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CORI’S KITCHEN

$ 99

FRESHLY SQUEEZED

lb.

Valencia Oranges

ORANGE JUICE

2 $ 99 1

$ 99

CALIFORNIA.................................EACH 4lb. BAG

Cauliflower

1.89L BTL.

CALIFORNIA.......................................EACH HEAD

CALIFORNIA..........................................$1.96/kg.....lb.

BC GROWN

WASHINGTON...................................$1.96/kg.....lb.

$ 19

lb.

CALIFORNIA •WHOLE........................$1.30/kg.....lb.

CONFECTIONARY

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9

BEEF & SIRLOIN BEEF

$ 99

1.2kg BOX Krinos

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Stouffer’s LEAN CUISINE

99

NEW ZEALAND................................$2.18/kg.....lb.

BEANS 1

10

$

Gala Apples ¢ 99 ¢ Catalina Plums 89 Sweet Onions WALA WALA 89¢ Honeydew Melons 59¢

GREEN

$2.62/kg

99

¢

BC GROWN

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5

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Krinos

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Folk Fest flavour Vol. 101 No. 57 • Friday, July 16, 2010

15 32

Singing on the fly

Established 1908

WEST WEEKEND EDITION

photo Dan Toulgoet

Art of yore Through painstaking research, historically accurate technical detail and participation in the Society for Creative Anachronism, Vancouver artist Sharon Burrows seeks the visionary feminine side of the Middle Ages —story by Tom Sandborn YOUR SOURCE FOR LOCAL NEWS, WEATHER AND ENTERTAINMENT! WWW.VANCOURIER.COM


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T HE VAN C O U V E R C O U R I E R F R I D AY, JULY 1 6 , 2 0 1 0

community briefs

JOYCE MURRAY MP for Vancouver Quadra

Meet with Joyce at the

Kitsilano

Farmers Market 10th Avenue & Larch St

SUNDAYS

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Transit tonight

B.C. Lions fans who want to save money on parking and the frustration of game gridlock with other drivers are encouraged to take public transit to the game tonight with increased service to and from Empire Field. Shuttle buses from the 29th Avenue and Renfrew SkyTrain stations will begin three hours before kickoff and more articulated buses will be in service, some leaving from Renfrew only. A standard-sized bus will run between Phibbs Exchanges and Empire Field, supplementing service on the No. 28 Joyce Stn/Phibbs Exchange, and an additional bus will be added to the No. 135 SFU/Burrard Station and the No. 160 PoCo Stn/Burrard Station. TransLink recommends arriving at SkyTrain stations around 5 p.m., two hours before the 7 p.m. game start. SkyTrain frequency will be stepped up after the game, more shuttle buses will line up on Hastings Street westbound, just east of the regular bus stop at Hastings and Windermere. Three-door boarding will be in effect. Portable fare boxes will be set up at the King George, 29th Avenue and Renfrew stations, taking exact cash fare, including bills. Fares are $2.50 for adults, $1.75 for seniors, children and students with a valid GoCard.

Natural love

It’s time to be outside, communing with nature. You can get a close-up appreciation of endangered habitats in Stanley Park, this Sunday, July 18, when the Stanley Park Ecology Society presents a tour called State of the Park: Ecological Integrity. An environmental educator will point out the areas and concerns highlighted in a recent bioin-

ventory of the park’s flora and fauna from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The tour departs from the Lost Lagoon Nature House on the southeast shore of Lost Lagoon, at the west foot of Alberni Street. The walk costs $10 or $5 for members and those 18 and younger. To register, call 604-257-8544.

Free walk

The Hastings Park Conservancy is sponsoring a free walk led by noted Vancouver-area naturalist Al Grass July 21. The walk begins at 7 p.m. at the northeast corner of the Sanctuary beside Playland. Bats are on the agenda. Parking is free. No dogs, please.

Bird watching

Naturalist and expert bird watcher Cathy Aitchison leads a two-hour walk exploring Stanley Park’s bird life July 25 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Participation is by donation. This walk departs from the now-open Lost Lagoon Nature House.

Japanese history

Vancouver’s Japanese Community Volunteers Association, or Tonari Gumi, has recently published its history in a book called Spirit of the Issei: The Story of Tonari Gumi. The association will launch the book July 21 in the front hall of the National Nikkei Museum and Heritage Centre, 6688 Southoaks Cres., in Burnaby. The event starts at 6 p.m. Copies can also be purchased at Tonari Gumi, 511 East Broadway. For more information, phone 604-687-2172.

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T HE VAN C O U V E R C O U R I E R F R I D AY, JULY 1 6 , 2 0 1 0

Upcoming Events Vancouver Canadians Kitsilano Community Appreciation Night

Wednesday, July 21st • 7:05-10:00pm

Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium, 4601 Ontario Street, Vancouver

This summer, the Vancouver Canadians Baseball Club will recognize some of the great communities of the Vancouver aread, of which many of their fans reside. On Wednesday, July 21st they are celebrating Kitsilano Community Appreciation Night at the Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium. This night is going to be a great opportunity to recognize and celebrate the community members of Kitsilano. You are invited to join the Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce in celebrating this great Kitsilano tribute!

Business After Hours at Amica Arbutus Manor

September 16th info blurb......

2010 Westside Business Awards of Distinction November 18th

Now in their 7th year! To nominate 2010 candidates visit www.kitsilanochamber.com and click on the online nomination form.

Introducing Our New Board Chair & Directors Kirsten Severson Board Chair Kirsten Severson is a Registered Trademark Agent practicing in Canada and the United States of America and is the owner of KLS Trademark Services. After practicing with one of Canada’s leading trademark firms for a number of years, she launched her own successful trademark firm, here in Kitsilano, in 2004. She has been a Kitsilano resident for more than 16 years.

Nikki Layton Director Nikki Layton is the co-owner of Momentum Fitness a personal training studio in Vancouver BC that opened in 2000. She is also the CEO of Volo Innovations, an online building and scheduling software program with fully integrated member management. Nikki has over 15 years in the fitness industry and has over 15,000 hours of 1:1 training experience.

Christian Johannsen Vice Board Chair Christian is a Board Certified Pedorthist at Foot Solutions on West Broadway. Born and raised in Germany, Christian moved to Vancouver in 1997 to attend high school and university. He currently manages his family’s pedorthic franchise in the heart of Kitsilano.

Ellyn Schriber Director Ellyn graduated from SFU, majoring in English and Communications. She then went into partnership to form Boem Communications. The business was in operation for four years and in 1992, she joined Lower Mainland Publishing as a Classified Advertising Manager of the Surrey/White Rock Now Newspaper.

Terry Clark CAE President Terry is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and has 14 years experience managing and consulting to business associations in Western Canada. This is Terry’s 3rd career as he spent nine years as an Accountant for the Washington Marine Groups and 9 years as the Western Canada Territory Manager for Acklands-Grainger. In addition to managing the Kitsilano Chamber he also has worked with over 200 Boards and their staff, with such clients as the American Marketing Association, Yukon Mining Association, Langara Community College, Victoria Chamber of Commerce, BC Printing and Imaging Association and the B.C. Chamber of Commerce. Thomas DeSchutter Past Board Chair In addition to being the Past Board Chair, he is also involved with the local chapter of Business Network International. He is well known in the business community in his role as an investment advisor with DESCHUTTER WITMEYER Financial Solutions. As well as being an accomplished musician he is recognized as a prolific hockey player. Sandro Frei Director Sandro manges and directs Primista Marketing & Dymoko Incubator. He has experience as a consultant and IT sub-contractor for a wide variety of businesses and government agencies. As well as working as a consultant, Sandro is an invested participant in the creation and development of several new companies. Peter Barnett Director Peter has been involved in the food industry for the last 50 years and is the founder of the Watermark at Kits Beach. Prior to the opening of this very successful restaurant, he and his brother established Pizza Patio followed by the Elephant and Castle. Both of these Chains operated in excess of 25 locations and were all company-owned stores. Peter was one of the founding members of the Variety Club of BC. He was elected the International President of the Variety Club World Wide (only the second time a Canadian was elected). He has served on The Hebrew Free Loan Association board for 25 Years, is President of Watermark on Kits Beach. Karethe Linaae Director Karethe joined Canadian National International Surgery last year as their as Public Engagement Coordinator. CNIS sends volunteer Canadian surgeons to Africa to teach life saving surgical and obstetrics skills. Karethe is in charge of CNIS global classroom programs, designing and producing the organization’s printed material, writing web content, creating events, recruiting volunteers and advertising Swahili classes, while trying to get the first documentary ever on CNIS off the ground. Originally from Norway and fluent in half a dozen languages, Karethe is committed to promoting global citizenry and dedicated to helping others. She is excited to represent the voice of non-profits and to introduce ‘Carbon Neutral’ members to the Chamber of Commerce.

Terry Osti Director Terry is a Realtor with Sutton Group-West Coast Realty and though he works throughout the Lower Mainland, he specialises in residential properties on the Westside and downtown Vancouver. Terry’s leadership in the real estate industry is a direct result of his extensive background in sales, management and construction. Judy Reiman Director Judy Reiman’s extensive entrepreneurial and retail experience includes being president of Judy Reiman Communications Inc., a company that published two best selling how-to books marketed through major department stores and fashion boutiques. After graduating from UBC, Judy followed her fiance to Calgary to raise a family and pursue a career as a manufacturer’s rep. Returning to Vancouver, she became well known to Chamber members and the local business community advising about credit card acceptance with First Data/TD Merchant Services. She is currently at director level with Pre-Paid Legal and manager level with Send Out Cards. Mike Smith Director Mike Smith along with his Father and Brother are the owners of Minuteman Press on Burrard Street. They have been serving the needs of small to medium sized businesses in the lower mainland for the past 21 years. Tim Harding Director Tim Harding serves as our UBC Student Liason. Tim is a fourth year commerce student at the UBC Sauder School of Business. Tim has recently started a web consulting business specializing in web design and search engine optimization. Having been a member of the Kitsilano Chamber for two years, Tim has served time on the Membership Committee and donated time to volunteering for various initiatives. Tim has extensive experience as a volunteer and coach in the community working for the both the YMCA and West Point Grey Community Centre.

Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce 604.731.4454 • admin@kitsilanochamber.com


F R ID AY, J U LY 16, 2010 T H E VAN C O U V E R C O U R I E R

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Movie nights

17

Folk Fest flavour Vol. 21 No. 29 • Friday, July 16, 2010

13 20

Singing on the fly

Established 1908 photo Dan Toulgoet

DOWNTOWN EDITION

Art of yore Through painstaking research, historically accurate technical detail and participation in the Society for Creative Anachronism, Vancouver artist Sharon Burrows seeks the visionary feminine side of the Middle Ages —story by Tom Sandborn YOUR SOURCE FOR LOCAL NEWS, WEATHER AND ENTERTAINMENT! WWW.VANCOURIER.COM


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T HE VA N C O U V E R C O U R I E R F R I D AY, JULY 1 6 , 2 0 1 0

At the Underwear Affair, Lori and Derek Weston and The Rollin’ Colons were the top fundraising team raising $19,600 for cancer research.

Flanked by Arts Club Theatre’s Natasha Klein (left) and Leah Costello, actor Eric McCormack headlined a posh party benefitting the theatre company.

Fred Nearly 1,000 participants including Surrey’s Brock “Borat” Wakelam helped raise $552,000 at the B.C. Cancer Foundation’s Underwear Affair.

Event organizer Kevan Seng and artist Ron Sombilon helped raise funds through an auction for the Make and Break Arts Foundation.

Canada Wide CEO Peter Legge threw a men’s-only bridal shower at Chartwell’s for daughter Rebecca and her fiancé Jason Teahen.

UNLEESHED

Top model: Seventeen-year-old Alexia Fast from Vancouver took top honours among 20 teen queens at the River Rock Resort-hosted International Top Model-North America gala dinner and pageant presented by CHMB 1320. Fast, an aspiring actor from Magee secondary, will go on to represent North America in China’s most prestigious modelling competition this fall. The night of glamour and gowns generated nearly $70,000 for the B.C. Cancer Foundation and purchase of a PET/CT scanner. Packing meat: After more than two years at George, current Barkeep of the Year Shaun Layton will join chef Lee Cooper and Paul Grunberg (former GM for Chambar, Shangri-la’s Market and Bao Bei) for the duo’s first resto venture. Located in the old Irish Heather space in Gastown, L’Abattoir, meaning slaughterhouse, is a nod to its location—where once butcher shops were located apparently. Down there: Nearly 1,000 participants dressed down to their skivvies to raise $552,000 in the 10-kilometre run/5-k walk B.C. Cancer Foundation Underwear Affair. The fifth running saw scantily clad runners and walkers take to the streets to shed light on cancers below the waist. Yours truly emceed the Exposed after-party at Seaforth Armoury. Hear Fred Monday morning on CBC Radio One’s The Early Edition AM690 and 88.1FM; Email Fred at yvrflee@ hotmail.com; Follow Fred on Twitter: @FredAboutTown.

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Artist’s work reflects interest in feminism, spirituality Tom Sandborn

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n a cheerfully cluttered home studio on Vancouver’s East Side, artist Sharon Burrows is busy recreating the arts and crafts of the Middle Ages. Burrows, a retired Jungian-oriented therapist, creates authentic hand-bound parchment books, illuminated scrolls, Byzantine-style icon paintings and delicate embroidery. The dazzling art works reflect Burrows’ enchantment with the past and what its arts and crafts have to tell us about past eras and the human condition. Reflecting a lifelong interest in feminism, women’s history and spirituality, Burrows has focused much of her art work on the figure of Saint Mary Magdalene. The first illuminated manuscript book she hand-crafted, in 1997, was about the life of the saint. The leather bound text is graced by a loving copy of an icon-style portrait Burrows first saw years ago in Florence. The original is by the 13th-century Italian artist known as the Master of the Magdalene. The book features other illustrations done in a similar visual style and a text, the Legend of Mary, done in classic medieval calligraphy. Burrows is a longtime member of the Society for Creative Anachronism. The SCA promotes a wide range of historical re-creation activities that include non-lethal jousts and combats, ceremonies and feasts, as well as the kind of painstaking artistic creations that

ornament Burrows’s studio. Within the SCA, Burrows, who like many members of the organization has adopted a medieval name and persona, uses the name Aelana Cordovera. She describes her persona as “…a guild hall or abbess figure” from medieval Europe. The Courier recently visited Burrows at her Cape Cod blue Victorian home a few blocks east of Main. Upstairs, the artist’s living room is given over to her work, with icons and a wide array of books crowding together on floorto-ceiling shelves, the ingredients for handmade paints arrayed on a counter, embroidery and parchment pages from a book-making project spread out on her work table. The icons are visually rich, with gold leaf and intense jewellike colours illuminating the stylized figures. Some of Burrows’s icons are traditional saints such as Saint Nicholas, while others are memorial portraits of recently deceased local members of the SCA.

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orn on the North Shore, Burrows has lived all her life in the Vancouver area, where she has been a working class housewife, a single mother on welfare, a student, a social worker and a therapist. Over the years she has accumulated an impressive array of academic qualifications, including a master’s degree in humanistic psychology, a doctorate in health and human services and a bachelor of fine arts from Emily Carr. (Full disclosure: I knew

Artist Sharon Burrows creates illuminated scrolls, paintings and embroidery at her East Side home studio. photo Dan Toulgoet Burrows in the world of therapy, counselling and communications workshops in the 1970s and ’80s.) “My ultimate goal in all my work is to create a shrine of art work focusing on the feminine. The SCA is by policy secular, but I have al-

ways been intrigued by para-religious art. One of my first projects was a medieval-style manuscript about Mary Magdalene—something I took up long before the DaVinci Code fad,” she says with a rueful laugh.

Burrows explains the technical side of recreating medieval art on parchment and wood panels. First, you need parchment, ideally the expensive calf-leather vellum treasured by the monks who did most of the bookmaking in medieval Europe, but more often in her case the cheaper goatskin. To create parchment, leather is soaked in a lye solution, then scraped and stretched on a frame. Once the artist has the prepared parchment in hand, she cuts it to double the intended page size of her planned book and presses the pages between boards to prevent curling. Then she’s ready to sketch in the outline of her intended illustrations in pencil or silver point. The pictures are either copies of existing medieval art or original designs done in medieval style. Working on a light table, a convenience she laughingly admits wasn’t available to the scribes whose work she’s emulating, Burrows then inks over the penciled outlines. Once this painstaking process is complete, she’s ready to create the illustrations on parchment. The first colour to be applied when Burrows is illustrating one of her handmade books is gold leaf, which she cuts to pattern and glues onto the parchment, using a medieval adhesive called gum ammoniac. After gluing down the gold leaf, she paints all the pages she’s preparing that day one colour at a time. Continued on page 5


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Continued from page 4 Burrows uses paints based on recipes from the Middle Ages, usually with a base of egg yolk or egg white. For work on parchment, she prepares a liquid known as “glair” by whipping egg white into a meringue and then draining off the clear liquid that remains beneath the meringue. The glair is mixed with pigment, often a ground mineral like lapis lazuli or carbon black. The day I visit, Burrows creates a green blue pigment, known as Chrysacola, by grinding azurite and malachite with a mortar and pestle and adding the powder thus created to glair. Other pigments used include red and yellow ochres, green earth, raw and burnt Sienna, raw and burnt umbers, as well as a tree resin known as dragon’s blood. Once the illustrations and text are completed, Burrows uses a wooden sewing frame on which she mounts the pages, folded into bundles known as quires, together with the cover boards. She stitches the quires together, anchoring each section to leather straps attached to the frame. Burrows is currently developing another book, a life of the East Anglian warrior saint, King Edmund. The Life and Miracles of St. Edmund features hand-painted pictures on parchment (28 pages of illustrations are completed) and a text of about 15 pages is in the planning stage. The text will include a translation of the life of St. Edmund written in 985 AD by Abbo of Fleury and a letter from Pope Gregory defending the use of pictures in the religious education of the illiterate. Abbo’s biographi-

work, a three-dimensional form created by using wooden tools to press a pattern into the back of the tin sheet on a soft leather pad, then reversing and mounting it on the painting so the raised pattern faces out at the icon’s viewer.

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For work on parchment, Burrows prepares a liquid known as “glair” by whipping egg white into a meringue. photo Dan Toulgoet cal text, written about 100 years after St. Edmund’s death, details the king’s battles against invading Vikings and the miracles that allegedly attended his life and death. “This is a real action movie book,” Burrows says, “complete with battles and miracles.” To prepare paints for her icons, which are done on wooden panels, Burrows executes a similar procedure to the one for painting

on parchment, substituting egg yolk for the egg white glair and using water to dilute the yolk and pigment mixture. She prepares the panels for paint with coats of gesso made from rabbit-skin glue and chalk, and once the icon is complete she adds a final coat of varnish to seal the work. Some of her icons are partially sheathed in elaborately worked tin covers of repoussé

urrows’s art work, which has been displayed at local churches and galleries, plays to rave reviews from a local academic, fellow artists and other activists within the SCA. Lissa Duncan, whose name within the confines of the SCA is Mistress Sieglynda, was a crucial figure in Burrows’s development as an artist, encouraging her interests and urging her to attend Emily Carr University of Art and Design. “What’s interesting about Sharon’s work is that she can take a modern thread and work it into a fabric that has a different cultural context,” Duncan says. “People cherish her works… Sharon’s a powerhouse. She creates prodigious amounts of work. She has so much heart.” Dr. Carol Knicely, who teaches medieval art history at UBC, says of Burrows, once one of her students, that “…the quality of her work is superb… I always appreciated how much she knew about medieval artistic technique.” The SCA leader who is, within the feudal relations that characterize the group’s structure, Sharon Burrows’s lord and mentor, Baron Master Steffano de Gucci (Vancouver graphic artist Steve Gray in non-SCA circles) says that Burrows is a groundbreaking figure in the society. Continued on page 6

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Continued from page 5 “Painting is in its infancy in the SCA,” he tells the Courier. “Often the main presence of the visual is in period costuming for our events, but Sharon has been a pioneer, especially in the icons she has been painting of SCA members who have died.” Kathleen Symons, who has shown Burrows’s work at her Main Artery Gallery in Vancouver, praises her as an artist and teacher. She says Burrows, who has taught illumination classes at the Main Artery, is a “kind, generous and skilled instructor.” Burrows, who sees the educational impact of her recreation of medieval arts as one of her prime goals, teaches aspiring artists not only through Symons’s gallery, but also through the University of Ithra, a medieval school recreated within the SCA. She’s currently leading a year-long course in bookbinding and has a waiting list of candidates for next year.

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t isn’t possible to spend time in Burrows’s company without wanting to know more about the Society for Creative Anachronism. Is the SCA a sweetly eccentric community of history buffs, a serious band of historical researchers, a real life combination of games such as Dungeons and Dragons with social networking sites such as Facebook or a combination of all three? Burrows joined because of her daughter Joanne, who’d been a member of the society since she was 15. “At first I tagged along sort of as a medieval soccer mom, but I got more and more interested, and once I met Lissa Duncan, who encouraged and mentored me as an artist, I was playing for real. The SCA is so rich and various. It includes artists, party people, folks interested in fencing and jousting and folks interested in absolute authenticity. Being in the SCA gave me an alternative to my therapist persona.”

“AT FIRST I TAGGED ALONG SORT OF AS A MEDIEVAL SOCCER MOM.” Sharon Burrows

Dr. Michael A. Cramer, an actor, director, filmmaker and scholar, who teaches communications and theatre at the City University of New York, also provides insight. Cramer is the author of Medieval Fantasy as Performance: The Society for Creative Anachronism and the Current Middle Ages, and himself a member of the SCA since 1979. “The SCA is a community,” he says, “and like any community it has some problems, but it meets many needs that used to be filled by churches. It promotes an ethical code, but within a carnivalesque space and it provides opportunities for social networking.” Cramer says that the SCA can usefully be viewed as a form of participatory art, like the happenings and performance art of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. Unlike the somewhat similar phenomenon of Renaissance Fairs, Cramer says, SCA events involve everyone present directly in the performance. “In the SCA, there is no audience,” he explains. The crux of his book and view of the SCA, the scholar says, is that the organization represents a renewal of a medieval tradition called the King Game. The Game, a feature of the carnivals that relieved the rigours of medieval life, saw a “mock king” chosen for the duration of the carnival, often by physical contest. Some scholars, Cramer says, link the King Game to Druid harvest king traditions, and to the Fisher King and the Green Man, recurrent figures in medieval art and culture. “The role of the visual arts

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Yes it’s true, the mayor has a potty mouth. As every journo in the city reported earlier this week, Mayor Gregor Robertson dropped the fbomb a couple of times at a July 8 council meeting. He apologized for it. In a scrum with reporters Monday, he admitted the words that come out of his mouth from time to time aren’t always of the squeaky clean kind. “They should hear me on a rugby field or at the hockey rink,” he said, when asked what the public should make of the mayor’s use of the f-bomb. So I guess we can only assume what he effing said when he scored the overtime winner in the Hockey for the Homeless game in February 2009. Or what he effing said on the rugby fields of New Zealand when he was in his 20s or the language he uses when watching his son’s rugby games. Oh our virgin ears, said the city’s children. One reporter in the scrum Monday asked Robertson if his choice

Miller was talking to Robert Finch, the Lord Mayor of London, when he said, “Is your police force in jail? Mine is.” A television cameraman recorded the comment, which forced Miller to apologize. At the time, then Toronto police chief Julian Fantino reportedly said the remark made him feel like “someone has driven a stake through my heart.” The latest microphone gaffe to go viral was that of former British PM Gordon Brown, who unknowingly had a live mic on when he jumped into a car after an encounter with a woman whom he described as a bigot. Brown also apologized. A couple of years ago, while taping an interview for Fox News, Rev. Jesse Jackson whispered to a fellow guest that he wants to “cut the nuts off” of then-senator Barack Obama for “talking down to black people.” Also south of the border, former president Ronald Reagan committed what is arguably the most infamous microphone gaffe. At the height of the Cold War in 1984, Reagan said in a sound check before a radio interview, “My fellow Americans, I’m pleased to tell you that I’ve signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.” But not f-bombing. That would be the effing mayor’s territory. mhowell@vancourier.com

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It isn’t the colour of Mayor Gregor Robertson’s language that’s causing him political problems, it’s the content. The media are having a titillating time dealing with all the “f**king” references in Robertson’s unguarded moments at last week’s public hearing. It is called “the F bomb.” One daily newspaper offered a “cultural history of the f-word” and referred us to psychological studies that explain “It’s pain that makes us utter those awful words.” But don’t be diverted by the mayor’s blue language or his apology for using words he says he usually reserves for the rugby pitch. If you want to understand the real damage Robertson has caused by exposing himself as he did, look at how he referred to those citizens who turned up at that hearing to comment on his plan to handpick an advisory committee to deal with development issues in the West End. “NPA hacks” he called them, suggesting their motives were purely and thoughtlessly political. This would come as news to one speaker, Carole Walker, who is a former COPE candidate and another, Randy Helten, apparently a member of Robertson’s own Vision party who volunteered on the nomination campaigns for Coun. Andrea Reimer and park board chair Aaron Jasper. The mayor’s West End lieutenant, the almost-invisible Coun. Tim Stevenson, joined Robertson in the post-public hearing putdown session. He pointed out the folks who addressed council complaining about the process were all “owners” as opposed to tenants. Class warfare is alive and well for our govern-

allengarr ing civic party it would seem. But more to the point, as regular readers will know, Robertson just doesn’t get the idea of public consultation. You could say he doesn’t give a (your word here.) You can understand why his handlers like to keep him in a bubble to protect his—now soiled—squeaky-clean image. The particular issue that had the “NPA hacks” riled up is the council’s STIR program, a program Vision introduced last year to provide incentives to developers to build market rental housing in the West End. Without any community consultation, council went ahead and granted spot rezoning and density bonuses to developers without any clear guidelines about how much density could be added and what amenities would come back to the community if any. All the while they ignored the neighbours’ objections. You have to figure

Robertson couldn’t (pick the word) care less. Of course Robertson would argue that we urgently need market rental housing and senior levels of government have failed to meet this demand. So the city just had to step in. (Your word or phrase) consultation. We got the same line of reasoning with the HEAT shelters at the south end of Granville, also in the West End. These emergency shelters were set up to solve the urgent problem of street homelessness. The neighbours had no idea what was about to hit them and Robertson managed to duck their criticism and refused to meet with them. They just could get (your choice of words here.) He also refused to meet with another West End group—the business people around Hornby and Pacific who had their revenue stream cut when the city put in the bike route across the Burrard Bridge. So (you pick the word or phrase) them all. Hard to imagine this is the same guy who burnished his image as a champion of the people when he went after the Canada Line folks and the province for the damage that was done to businesses on Cambie during construction. And now as we roll into council’s summer break, the ever popular mayor is less so. His opposition, those other NPA hacks, will understandably seize on this come the fall and what will undoubtedly be the beginning of the election campaign that will carry us through the next year. One can only conclude from this that Robertson (pick a word one last time) himself. agarr@vancourier.com

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Rainbow Guy’s wonder appropriate and rational Have you heard? Rainbows are funny. And double rainbows are hilarious. Last week, the Toronto Star editorialized that late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel had “done the world a favour” by tweeting a “hilarious YouTube gem that may otherwise have stayed buried in the depths of Internet dregs.” Kimmel discovered a clip posted by “hungrybear9562,” aka “Double Rainbow Guy”—a fellow who filmed a double rainbow and literally wept with joy over its beauty. The late-night comic pronounced it the “funniest video in the world.” The off-camera Double Rainbow Guy babbles in gobsmacked wonderment, as he shakily captures the double rainbow from his home in Yosemite, California. DRG sounds like he may be high or slightly unhinged. Or perhaps he’s just missing a few filters, and nature’s wonders strike his retrohippie heart like a bulls-eye. But “hilarious”? I didn’t laugh when I first saw the clip—before it made the news and netted three million views—but I did smile in appreciation for DRG’s honest astonishment. After Kimmel’s mocking attention, DRG became a minor media sensation. In an interview on ABC’s Good Morning America, he was asked if he was on drugs. “I was just on pure rainbow power… It was just the spirit of the universe influencing me,” he explained. It’s a fine line between funny ha-ha and funny peculiar. Humour is a means of relieving tension, and there’s a bit of a disconnect between DRG’s rainbow grokking of a meteorological display and his public dissemination of it by computer. He repurposed his ecstasy as entertainment, and the professional cynics in the media completed the process, by inviting their audience to interpret his stupefaction as stupidity. There are plenty of public figures worthy of ridicule, including jailbird Conrad Black, BP CEO Tony Hayward and Order of Canada recipient Brian Mulroney. But a guy with camera, a YouTube account, and a desire to freely share his wonderment with others? Yet I’m not all that surprised media outlets greeted this item with snickering cynicism. With their character armour on tighter than a riot cop’s visor, most infotainers aren’t capable of processing someone else’s childlike wonder, especially if the someone else is an adult. That being said, rainbows don’t translate well over small, 72 dpi displays. They don’t even convince on store-bought greet-

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geoffolson ing cards, where they function as visual clichés for sympathy and bereavement. But it’s a different story when they’re seen in the sky. A few months ago, my partner and I witnessed a double rainbow that was so intense we stopped people in the street to indicate the Technicolor overkill up above. It was like God Herself had booted some immense cans of Benjamin Moore across the horizon. Had I videotaped it, the clip would hardly have conveyed its real-world beauty. A rainbow results when water droplets suspended in the air act as tiny prisms, refracting sunlight into its constituent colours. But a rainbow does not actually exist at a particular location in the sky. Its apparent position depends on the observer’s location and the position of the sun. Without an observer, there is no such phenomenon. Science hasn’t rid mystery from the universe; it has just reshelved it into cosmic and microcosmic slots. Rainbows, northern lights, solar flares and other luminous phenomena are mediated by photons—subatomic particles of light that behave more like fragments of dreams than hard-edged, physical objects. “The universe begins to look more like a great thought than a great machine,” observed the British astronomer Sir James Jeans in 1930. Since then, science has done nothing to contradict Jeans’ sentiment, only gather more evidence for the fundamental strangeness of things. Awe is a proper response to the cosmos and its local expression in nature. And people who are regularly awestruck by nature are more apt to petition for its preservation, and fight to defend it. The biosphere would probably be in better shape if more people had the temperament of DRG or the poet William Blake, and were able to “see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wild flower”—or at least get goofily giddy at a salmon run, a flock of starlings, a starry night, a sunset or a double rainbow. Don’t laugh at Double Rainbow Guy. Laugh with him. www.geoffolson.com

In light of recent nasty comments from Vision Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson and Vision Coun. Heather Deal (both centre), one reader cringes at longer council terms. photo Dan Toulgoet To the editor: Re: “Mayor apologizes for F-bomb attack on citizen speakers,” July 14. The recent exposure of some councillors’ flippant attitude towards citizen input is exactly why the proposal to change municipal terms to four years is a great mistake. At the civic level, the push for years has been to adopt a ward system to get elected officials closer to the people they represent. With longer terms the smugness of office can work to the detriment of the voters who rightfully expect local politicians to

listen and adapt to voter concerns. Long-term tenure is great for those who seek to alter society at the provincial and national level, but civic matters are much more practical and require much closer contact with the affected voters. To keep council accountable, the province must keep these terms in office responsive to bad neighbourhood attitudes, no matter how uncomfortable that makes the incumbents. Rick Angus, Vancouver

Police documentary series ‘beats’ objectivity

To the editor: Re: “Documentary series spotlights Vancouver police,” July 9. The Beat shows only one of Vancouver’s neighbourhoods, just as it shows only one aspect of policing. It’s equally limited premise—good vs. evil—enables the Vancouver Police Department to tell viewers that police calling themselves “hunters” and “warriors” in pursuit of public safety is not just laughable exaggeration. Those descriptions can also support allowing police/hunters to beat people if they think they’re beating the guilty, or that police/warriors needn’t always tell the truth under oath. In particular, the good vs. evil premise, and the

domestic scenes of painfully amateur improv, invite viewers to conclude that Vancouver citizens get good value for the millions in tax dollars they give the VPD every year We can be sure these are the show’s intended messages because the VPD controlled all aspects of the filming, whether or not they had to be specific. The producers were entirely at the mercy of their hosts when it came to deciding what could and could not be filmed. Despite wanting to be more serious than the longrunning Cops series, The Beat is just more policeporn, intended to boost the VPD’s image—and its budget. Rider Cooey, Vancouver

To the editor: Not all documentaries actually succeed in portraying the truth or the reality, nor do they always contribute to positive change, and in this case, it appears to be nothing more than a faux documentary—or mockumentary. Regardless of what percentage of the content is accurate, it only presents one perspective—Vancouver police. Several years back a similar documentary was made about the VPD. It was narrow in scope, presented the VPD in a good light, and did not respect the victims and residents of the Downtown Eastside by exploiting them on camera. As a former cop, I am insulted by this kind of cinematic work. William Perry, Victoria, B.C.

So-called First Nations village not ‘authentic’ To the editor: Re: “Central Park,” July 2. It seems my letter that was published about the Klahowya First Nations summer village struck a nerve with Courier reporter Sandra Thomas, since on July 2 she wrote: “Please note that what the park board is offering is a mix of various First Nation cultures, not just examples of Coast Salish life. So enjoy the experience without getting all anthropologically correct about it.” My letter did not specify Coast Salish culture, but Northwest Coast cultures, and I stand by what I wrote in that most of the things she

reported would be part of the village (healing stone pathway, teepees, etc.) were not part of Northwest Coast cultures. Also, if the village is supposed to be “authentic” it must be “anthropologically correct,” so Ms. Thomas contradicts herself here. I also maintain that most First Nations people (the ones that I know, anyway), are against the “mixing” of various aboriginal cultures in such presentations as it gives the erroneous impression that they’re all the same. Anne Marie Goodfellow, Vancouver

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t last year’s Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and EducationConferencein Sydney, Australia, Volvo Car Corporation’s government affairs director Anders Eugensson outlined Volvo’s vision: no one killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo car by 2020. He Cedric Hughes described 11 years to reach zero deaths and zero serious injuries as “only two vehicle generations” and said, while Volvo still has lots to learn about the technologies needed to reach this ambitious objective, a three phase process is underway. The first phase, which began five years ago, has resulted in the “City Safety” technology introduced in Volvo’s 2010 XC60 SUV. According to the promotion, “75 percent of all reported collisions occur at speeds of up to 29 km/h and half of these occur in city traffic.” City Safety technology will help avoid or reduce the consequences of low speed collisions by determining through the use of infrared laser sensors whether the driver is approaching (from behind) a vehicle moving slower in the same direction. If the driver doesn’t brake quickly enough, the City Safety technology automatically applies the brakes to either avoid the collision, which, it says, is possible if the speed difference between the two vehicles is below 14.5 km/h or reduce the impact, if the speed difference is between 14.5 and 29 km/h. The interior restraint systems are also pre-prepared for activation to help reduce the risk of injury to the driver and the passengers. Bad weather can in-activate ‘City Safety’ in which case a ‘not active’ message is displayed. Phase two—Collision Warning with Full Auto Brake and Pedestrian Detection—introduced on the S60 Concept Car for inclusion in Volvo’s new S60 mid-sized car in late 2010/early 2011 involves “a range of intelligent safety

systems” to help the driver stay in control and avoid accidents. Using a combination of radar and camera sensors this system offers adaptive cruise control and automatic hard braking to avoid or minimize a collision “instead of just pre-pumping the brakes.” Barrister & Solicitor Phase three is still a research project but says Mr. Eugensson, “it is not something we [Volvo] can do on our own.” This is because it envisions vehicles communicating with each other and the surrounding highway infrastructure to both exchange information about the traffic environment and to avoid crashes. Creation of such an on road, active communication network—an ‘Intelligent Transportation System’—requires equipping all road-users with some sort of transponder. A transponder is an electronic device used to wirelessly receive and transmit electrical signals. Originally developed for attachment to objects that needed to be located, a transponder receives a signal, called an “interrogator” because it is ‘asking’ for information, to which it automatically responds by transmitting a radio wave at a predetermined frequency. Transponder technology is widely used today including in cell phones. The vision of an Intelligent Transportation System, for now, offers the best hope for universal relief from the scourge of highway carnage. It raises complex standardization issues, which certainly can be solved. An unpleasant consequence will be that an unaccountable government may use the technology to find out where everyone is located, all the time.

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Pedestrians and cyclists share the west side of the Burrard Bridge but only cyclist are allowed on the east sidewalk during the bike lane trial. photo Dan Toulgoet

Advocatesseekpedestrian-friendly BurrardBridge Mike Howell Staff writer

Cycling advocates and some city politicians want future upgrades to the Burrard Bridge to include opening the east sidewalk to pedestrians again. For more than one year, pedestrians have been banished to the west sidewalk on the span so cyclists can use the east sidewalk to ride over the bridge as part of a bike lane trial. When approaching and departing the bridge, pedestrians face several challenges. “In the worst case, this adds about six signal changes to their walk as well as forcing them to cross over an additional 20 traffic lanes,” Arno Schortinghuis of the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition told city council July 8. “Every time I cycle on the east sidewalk, my joy of cycling in a protected lane is tempered by the sadness and empathy I feel for the inconvenience to pedestrians.” A year ago, city council approved a reconfiguration of the Burrard Bridge that reduced traffic lanes to five from six to make it safer for cyclists to cross in both directions. Cyclists use the east sidewalk going into downtown and have a dedicated lane on the west side of the bridge to use when leaving downtown. Both cycling paths are protected by concrete barriers. Ned Jacobs of the Friends of Burrard Bridge echoed Schortinghuis’s concern for pedestrians, saying “they are our number one priority.” “We need to move forward,” said Jacobs, who congratulated council for the bike lanes. “We’ve done half the job, now we need to do the rest. And here we have a splendid opportunity to do so as a result of the work that has to be done on the bridge.” Calling the bike trial a success, council approved a staff recommendation to fund $2 million worth of design work to build permanent cycling paths with barriers on

“WE’VE DONE HALF THE JOB, NOW WE NEED TO DO THE REST.” Ned Jacobs

the bridge. Options such as allowing pedestrians to use both sides of the bridge is not mentioned in the report authored by assistant city engineer Jerry Dobrovolny. But NPA Coun. Suzanne Anton and Mayor Gregor Robertson urged Dobrovolny to have consultants consider the option in the design. “I’ve never been wildly enthusiastic about the pedestrians losing the east sidewalk,” Anton said. “In fact, I’m not enthusiastic about that at all.” When Robertson asked Dobrovolny if opening the east sidewalk to pedestrians was a possibility, he replied, “We’ll try to keep all of those options open.” Council’s unanimous vote to approve design work on the bridge means protected bike lanes on the bridge will be permanent. The council meeting occurred the same day the city announced in a press release that the one millionth bike trip over the bridge occurred the previous evening. That translates to 83,000 bike trips per month in a city where the population hovers around 600,000. Transit buses appear to be unaffected by the changes to the bridge, the city report said. Vehicle travel times to cross the span have remained the same in some approaches. But accessing the bridge from Georgia Street via Thurlow and Pacific now takes an average of one minute and 30 seconds longer in the morning rush and three minutes longer in the afternoon, the report said. West End resident Gerry McGuire told council the bike lane trial is a “dirty initiative” and has not significantly reduced the number of people who continue to rely on their vehicles to drive over the bridge. mhowell@vancourier.com


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NPA park board commissioner Ian Robertson wants Vision Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson to issue a second apology for dropping the f-bomb and insulting speakers at a meeting last week during comments caught on tape when the mayor thought his microphone was turned off. Robertson says the mayor’s release of a one-paragraph blanket apology Monday was not good enough. Instead, the commissioner wants the mayor to apologize directly to West End residents. “I, for one, would like to hear him show some genuine contrition and apologize properly,” says Robertson. “This wasn’t some minor gaffe. Vision Vancouver is showing their real arrogance and disrespect for public consultation and input.” Robertson noted that the mayor said in his election campaign that he was committed to practicing politics in “an open, consultative way” and promised to act in an acceptable manner. “So when was he showing us his true colours, then or now?” Robertson said.

Selling seawall

There’s an ad posted to the online classified website Craigslist that reads, “Stanley Park Seawall for Sale…” That had me intrigued, but as it turns out the park board isn’t selling the seawall to the highest bidder to make up its budget shortfall. Instead, the contractor tasked with rebuilding two sections of the seawall is selling the granite blocks salvaged from

Fight chafer beetles with nematodes—and ignore sprinkling restrictions photo Dan Toulgoet with a permit from city hall. the project. Unfortunately souvenir seekers won’t have the opportunity to purchase small pieces of the wall. Interested purchasers must be willing to purchase all of the granite blocks—an estimated volume of 890 cubic metres, not to be confused with “democracy cubed.” According to the ad, any reasonable offer will be considered and the contractor promises to demolish and load the material. The buyer must provide a truck to haul the blocks away. The $4.5 million project includes reconstructing parts of the seawall, seawall walkway and drainage system, as well as the grading and seeding of adjacent areas. The project is partially funded with $2 million from a federal government infrastructure stimulus grant. For the next few months seawall users will find detours around both sections. Pedestrians, cyclists and rollerbladers should follow the temporary signs indicating detours and follow instructions from flag people. The work is being done during the summer to take advantage of low tides.

Beating beetles

If you plan on spraying your lawn with nematodes to fight chafer beetles, now is the time to do it. We’re giving it a try at home and had to get a permit from the city that allows us to ignore sprinkling restrictions and water the lawn every day for 13 days. The last two weeks of July is still the most effective time to apply nematodes to your lawn. Also, remember to keep your grass a little longer than usual. Chafer beetles are lazy and choose lawns that are easy to bury their eggs in.

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Kensington Skate Park officially opens tomorrow, July 17, with a celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event includes a ribbon cutting, cake, skateboard demonstrations and a helmet giveaway. The Vancouver Skateboard Coalition and Concrete Powder skateboard magazine will also be hand. The park is located at East 37th Avenue at Knight Street, east of the Kensington Community Centre. sthomas@vancourier.com

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Wheelchair athletes shoot for basketball glory Megan Stewart Staff writer

A Vancouver couple is in the U.K this week, each a member of the Canadian men and women’s nation wheelchair basketball teams as they defend their world championship titles. Marni Abbott-Peter and Richard Peter met in the early ’90s through wheelchair sport as they toured the province speaking to schools about spinal chord injury and demonstrated the athletic abilities of wheelchair basketball players. Peter, 37, originally from the Cowichan Tribes First Nation and the national team’s only aboriginal athlete, now competes in Germany with a first division team. In the first major upset of the tournament Wednesday, the men were knocked out in a semi-final 63–47 loss to Italy. Canada was held to its worst offensive output of the tournament with just 22 points in the first half after it averaged 68 points per game. No Canadian reached doubledigit points, and Peter, who led

Canada with the highest shot percentage, sunk fewer than one in three baskets against the Italians. The Canadians never led in the match and were down three points at the half. The women must move past rival U.S.A. to advance to Saturday’s final. Abbott-Peter made the national team in 1992 and since then has been part of the only international squad to win Paralympic gold medals in Barcelona, Atlanta and Sydney, and consecutive world championships in 1994, ’98, ’02 and ’06. She was Canada’s flag bearer at the Paralympic Summer Games in Atlanta. For the 2010 world championships, Abbott-Peter, 44, came out of a six-year retirement. The Vancouver veteran is classified as a 1.0, which the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation explains is an athlete who is generally unable to move her trunk and has no control of her sitting base and limited control of abdominal and back muscles. Wheelchair basketball ranks each athlete on the severity of his or her paraplegia from one to four

points, and a team can have no more than 14 total points on the court at any time. The Canadian team will strategize with a range of classes, said Abbott-Peter but when two lowerpoint players were injured in the spring, head coach Bill Johnson looked to her. “I’m certainly not in top shape for elite basketball competition but I think some of my experience and leadership skills can help us be successful in this tournament,” she said. This is the first world championship for West Vancouver’s Janet McLachlan, 33, who continued her impressive scoring streak with a double-double in all four opening-round games, including 23 points and 21 rebounds in a loss against Australia. She leads the tournament with 28 points a game. Abbott-Peter said McLachlan, a class 4.5 player, is fast and catches balls that would otherwise be turnovers. The women played the U.S. Thursday. Results were unknown by the Courier’s print deadline. mstewart@vancourier.com

Canadian men’s basketball team member Richard Peter drives submitted photo the lane during a recent game against France.

Fondest memories of Empire Stadium prove to be a winner for Delta man Finally the parade ended and my dad, still in uniform, got me and we went to the game. Arriving at Empire Stadium the sounds, smells, and the entire goings-on put my head on a pivot, for I did not want to miss any of this first-time experience. We waited in line with our tickets and then waited in line at the concession stands. Now well prepared with hotdogs, Coke and peanuts, we walked through the small tunnel entrance and for the first time I could see Empire Stadium from the inside. Both teams ts to ke were on the field warming up. Punters were punting, tic ith w ta ford of D el ts Ray Craw kickers were kicking field goals, quarterbacks were pire Field. en Em es at pr an no ew uo e ach Wally B nst Saskatch pass and a pre- gam throwing to receivers, linemen were going over their BC Lions co 10 home opener agai g in rk pa a ly eys, /The Now the Lions’ Ju won two BC Lions jers tte blocking techniques and there was just so much to ce ou D aron so Craw ford al sidelines. Photo by Sh watch at one time. I had been to a three-ring circus but this was e th g on tour al so much more. My dad pointed out Vic Chapman. When you are a child you Here is Ray Crawford’s winning submission in may sometimes refer to parent’s close friend as Aunty or Uncle, our Memories of Empire Stadium contest: even though he or she is not a blood relative. Vic Chapman was my Uncle Vic. He had a girlfriend who worked at the Bay I have many fond memories of Empire Stadium — Theatre on Denman Street and she was friends with my mother. unfortunately my fondest memory, my first time at Empire Many times Uncle Vic had been at our house. Dad reminded Stadium, has nothing to do with the BC Lions. me that it was Uncle Vic who had given us the tickets to the The first time I set foot inside Empire Stadium was on Saturday, game. As Uncle Vic was practising close to the track, my dad Nov. 26, 1960 for the 48th annual Grey Cup Game. In 1960 I encouraged me to go down to the rail and wave to him. I went was 10 years old and this was the first time that I attended a down the stairs, zigzagging between the people trying to get to professional football game. It was the first time that I attended their seats and as I got to the rail I called out to Uncle Vic. How any professional game. The Ottawa Rough Riders defeated he heard me above all the noise I do not know. He ran over and Edmonton 16 to 6 to become the 1960 Grey Cup Champions asked me how the seats were. Someone then called to Uncle and Ron Stewart of the Ottawa Rough Riders was the Grey Vic and he said he had to go as the two teams disappeared into Cup’s Most Valuable Player. their dressing rooms. Before the game there was the Grey Cup parade. My dad I returned to my seat and my dad encouraged me to eat was a sea cadet officer with the Captain Vancouver Corp in my hotdog as we sat waiting for the game to begin. Then the Stanley Park and the cadets were part of the parade. I was announcer asked for our attention and there was such a fanfare seated in an area with some friends of my Dad’s and watched going on before the game. Introductions of the many important the parade. As I watched the parade it was like waiting for people that were there that day, the introductions of the starting Christmas morning; I couldn’t wait to get to Empire Stadium.

lineups for both sides, the flip of the coin for the kickoff, the V.I.P. kickoff and then finally the kickoff and the game was on. My eyes never left the field. The action was a continuous assault upon both my vision and hearing. Hearing the pro-Edmonton, crowd gasp as the ball was thrown to a receiver and then a quiet hush as the ball fell through his fingertips. The grunts and the groans, the hits and the misses, the running, the catching, the kicking, the punting football now had me mesmerized. I loved everything about it. I wanted nothing to change. To me, football had to be played in this way in this stadium. Over the years there were many more times that I visited Empire Stadium. I watched the Lions roar; there were concerts, and track and field events. As a high school football player I played at Empire Stadium against the Notre Dame Jugglers in the 1969 Shrine Bowl. Unfortunately we lost. I believe that we were the last game on real grass at Empire Stadium. A few years later as a player for the Vancouver Meralomas, I returned to Empire Stadium to play in the Junior Big Four Football League. At that time the field was artificial turf and when you hit the ground it really hurt. It was quite something for me to play for the Vancouver Meralomas. For it was with the Meralomas that my Uncle Vic had played part of his football career. His picture still hangs on the clubhouse wall in the president’s room. Yes, Empire Stadium holds many memories for me. I was sad the day they tore it down. But now I rejoice at the realization that I will take my 22-year-old, son to a Lions game at Empire Stadium. It won’t be like 1960, it won’t be for the Grey Cup, but it will be the continuation of a tradition. My dad took me to my first game at Empire Stadium and even though I have taken my son to the dome, he has yet to experience Empire Stadium: the sounds, the smells, the whole experience of watching football outdoors in a grand old stadium. Life goes on and shall forever change, but sometimes I think they should just leave some things alone. Empire Stadium should remain and be used as a sports and entertainment complex at least until my son can take his son to Empire (Stadium) Field.


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Nat Bailey Stadium presents baseball flick The Sandlot

Outdoor movie venues light up summer nights Cheryl Rossi Staff writer

As the weather turns warm, Vancouverites get a chance to watch free movies outdoors. Nat Bailey Stadium is putting its new outfield screen to cinematic use showing family-friendly baseballthemed movies this summer. Last month it screened the classic The Bad News Bears and tonight it’s The Sandlot. “People are just looking for something really fun to do outside. It’s just a nice relaxed atmosphere,” said Vancouver Canadians general manager Jason Takefman. “We want to invite people to our stadium and show baseball movies that everybody has an affection towards.” Fans choose which movie screens Aug. 14. The gates open at 6:30 p.m., the movie starts at 7 p.m., admission and parking are free and the concession is open. For the second year in a row, Hastings Racecourse is screening free movies half an hour after horse racing ends. Top Gun screens at 10 p.m. tonight and Beverly Hills Cop runs July 23. Audience members should enter PNE gates 6 or 9.

“It was part of a program to get the community involved and to give back and to allow people to enjoy some of the beautiful weather,” said Howard Blank, vice president of the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation. “They’ve got the mountain as a backdrop and a big screen in front of them.” The River Rock Casino Resort hosted drive-in movies in its parking lot last summer, complete with carhops and window trays from White Spot. Similar events this year haven’t been scheduled yet. Showing free outdoor movies may be new to businesses with open-air venues, but such screenings have long been the domain of community centres and business improvement associations. Killarney Community Centre will show the kid-friendly animated movie Kung Fu Panda, which features the voices of Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman and Angelina Jolie, this Saturday behind the pool at 6260 Killarney St. The Tickle Trunk Players theatre and education troupe perform in a pre-show at 8:30 p.m. with the movie rolling at 9:15. The West End BIA will show the animated Monsters vs. Aliens

in Ceperley Meadow near Second Beach in Stanley Park July 22 and the original Karate Kid July 29. The movies are free and start around 9:30 p.m. The fence around the new sod at Yaletown’s David Lam Park is scheduled to come down Aug. 8, just in time for Back to the Future to show at dusk. A picnic precedes the movie from noon to 4 p.m. If the movie’s rained out it will play Aug. 15. The West End Community Centre, Coal Harbour Community Centre and Barclay Manor present E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial at Harbour Green Park, at the north end of Thurlow Street, Aug. 13 at 9:15 p.m. and Hairspray Aug. 27 at 9 p.m. They’re free with a donation of money or non-perishable food to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. The Commercial Drive Business Society shows the 2003 version of Peter Pan in Grandview Park Aug. 10, Finding Nemo in Victoria Park Aug. 17 and Pirates of the Caribbean in McSpadden Park, Aug. 24. The events start at 9 p.m. and are free, but non-perishable foods, cash and concession sales will be donated to the food bank. crossi@vancourier.com

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Vancouver school trustees have resurrected a proposal to launch a Mandarin bilingual program for the city’s students. Proponents hoped the program would be approved for a September startup, but that idea was nixed as the Vancouver School Board struggled to balance its budget that called for more than $17 million in cuts. In late June, however, COPE trustee Jane Bouey moved a motion, which trustees passed unanimously, to introduce the program one year later—in September 2011. Bouey believes the program is important even though the district is in tough financial times and laid off staff and cut programs and services. “It is embarrassing that Edmonton has had such a program for 25 years and Vancouver, where there is a large Mandarin speaking population and thus many opportunities to practise the language, only has a late Mandarin immersion program at Jamieson,” she told the Courier. “It is our board’s hope to expand language programs available in the city. The opportunity to learn other languages is something that should be available to all children.”

“IT IS EMBARRASSING THAT EDMONTON HAS HAD SUCH A PROGRAM FOR 25 YEARS.” Jane Bouey

The program may be based at John Norquay elementary at 4710 Slocan St., although Bouey said that decision hasn’t been finalized. A kindergarten and Grade 1 class will go ahead, and each year another grade will be added as the bilingual program grows. VSB staff estimated start-up costs to be $189,000 earlier this year. Resources and materials were priced at $17,500, curriculum development at $17,000, facilities at $20,000 and staffing at $135,000. Bouey said staff would be required even if the students enrolled in a different program. “By making the commitment now, we should not face additional staffing costs. Students enrolling in early bilingual Mandarin would be in some other kindergarten—if not in this one. So the only additional costs should be start-up costs for curriculum and perhaps facilities,” she said.

Susan Duffy, a mother of two girls and member of Mandarin for B.C. Schools that has been lobbying for a Mandarin program since 2008, was “dead pleased” about the approval. “We’ve birthed a baby—it was a long pregnancy,” Duffy said. “From a personal perspective, it’s too late for my kids, but that does not, in any way, dampen my spirits about getting this done because it’s still a great legacy for this group of parents who worked unbelievably hard and very respectfully with the VSB and likewise they were very respectful back to us.” Duffy thought the Mandarin program was stillborn until Bouey raised the motion at the June 23 board meeting. Her only disappointment is that the program may be housed at Norquay, located near Kingsway and East 29th, and not at a centrally located school. But she’s convinced enrolment won’t be a problem and expects there will be a waiting list for students. “I’m positive it will be names in a hat,” said Duffy, adding she believes the program will stem what she said was a flow of students from the public to private school systems. “I really believe language options are the exact thing that parents are looking for.” Bouey said a lottery system is likely. noconnor@vancourier.com

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Last issue, I wrote about a VSB proposal to reconfigure Britannia elementary and secondary schools into a K12 school, while including within it a mini school with an aboriginal focus. Consultation starts in the fall, but this week I asked NPA trustee Carol Gibson

Carol Gibson and cells’ model in which classes are contained in individual classrooms typically with an assigned teacher for an assigned period off time and move as bells ring to signal changes in timetable or breaks for recess, lunch and dismissal in the elementary schools,” she

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for her thoughts on the subject. Gibson, a UBC graduate, has more than 30 years experience in public education and administration. The majority is in post secondary as a non-academic administrator, policy and budget analyst and director for a student services department. But she began her career in elementary education, specializing in physical education and early childhood development. Gibson believes the proposal has possibilities. “There is an educational rationale for a K-12 school in which the model is less constrained by what is currently referred to as a ‘bells

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No longer exclusively the domain of dreadlocked, fire-dancing hippies, the Vancouver Folk Music Festival has evolved into one the city’s most interesting and eclectic music events with top-notch local and international acts that stretch the definition of folk music in all directions. Sure, you’ll still rub up against a few of Commercial Drive’s pungent free spirits shaking it West Side when the festival takes over the fields of Jericho Beach Park July 16 to 18, but concertgoers will also be treated to an array of acts from hip hop to pop to bluegrass to World Beat to spoken word. Highlights include North Carolina’s The Avett Brothers; the dust-blown Mexicali stylings of Arizona’s Calexico; Kingston, Ont. singer-songwriter Sarah Harmer; former Men at Work frontman Colin Hay; Detroit’s “Great Lady of Soul” Bettye LaVette; bicycling music collective The Malahat Re-

Show: Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing July 20 at Cottage Bistro Design: Robin Greenwood

vue featuring Jeremy Fisher, Hannah Georgas, Aidan Knight and Said the Whale; Mississippi Sheiks Tribute Project with Steve Dawson, Jim Byrnes, Bob Brozman and Alvin Youngblood Hart; Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder; and soulful sideburn dude Alex Cuba, to name a few. For tickets and information, call 604-602-9798 or go to www. thefestival.bc.ca.

Do the Strath

Vancouver’s Alvin Erasga Tolentino and Martin Inthamoussú of Germany/Uruguay join forces for a night of live improvised dance accompanied by the wild and eccentric Ion Zoo music ensemble with guest Jared Burrows. Presented by Co. Erasga in partnership with the 2010 Dancing on the Edge Festival, Music Meets Dance, Live in Strathcona busts a move July 17 and 18 at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre (805 East Pender St.) Admission by donation. More info at www.dancingontheedge.org.

Eight is enough

If dancing the light fandango and realigning your chakras at Folk Fest isn’t your bag, you might want to head over to Pacific Cinematheque as it screens a new 35mm print of Federico Fellini’s Oscar-winning 1963 classic 8½ July 16 to 18. Named one of the top 10 films of all time in Sight & Sound’s 1972, 1982 and 2002 surveys of international critics, the film is also responsible for the long running Broadway hit and 2009’s tepidly received film Nine. For tickets and show times, call 604-688-FILM or go to www. cinematheque.bc.ca.

kudos & kvetches Lost in the barrens

Even though K&K was created as a platform to spread positivity, optimism and our deep held belief there is goodness, or at the very least vast quantities of water, in everyone, it’s also a useful venue for us to air petty grievances and complain about shoddy service we receive. This is one of those times, dear readers. So let’s take a walk with K&K down Broadway near Main where we felt the need to spend some of our hard-earned kudo-and-kvetching money. Our destination was a newish men’s shop that trades in outdoorsman chic, back-to-basic toiletries and a strain of Canadiana that makes us wish we better appreciated the subtle nuances of Red Fisher and Farley Mowat. We visited this haven of rugged stylishness before, purchasing coffee beans from Portland, shaving cream, razors and old school field notebooks in case we chanced upon a Yellow Rumped Warbler. This time, however, our purpose was to restock our razors and shaving cream and purchase an oldtimey bottle of aftershave we had recently read about that has the bewitching scent of witch hazel and aloe. The problem was we hadn’t the faintest idea what witch hazel and aloe smell

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Flavour-filled Folk Festival

Calexico brings its Mexicali stylings to the Vancouver Folk Music Festival July 16 at Jericho Beach Park.

Cringe and purge

A hotshot cast of Vancouver performers read from truly awful books for the latest installment of Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing July 20, 8 p.m. at Cottage Bistro (4470 Main St. at 29th Avenue). The event is hosted and produced by the lovely and talented Sara Bynoe who brought Vancouverites the enjoyably cringe-worthy Teen Angst Poetry nights. More info at sarabynoe.com.

like. So we asked the dude, let’s call him Man in a Chapeau, behind the counter if there was a tester bottle we could sniff. No dice. All the lids on the bottles were sealed and we lacked the proper olfactory receptors to smell through plastic. “Could you describe for us what it smells like?” we then asked Man in a Chapeau. He paused and said, “It’s hard to describe. It’s kind of indescribable, really.” Long pause. We picked up the bottle again and, for some reason, tried harder to smell through the sealed lid. “Do you ever have tester bottles or open bottles so customers can smell what they’re thinking about purchasing?” “Ahhh…. no.” Another long pause. “So customers just have to buy it on spec and hope they like the smell of it when they get home?” Shorter pause. “Pretty much,” Man in a Chapeau said blandly. Then silence. Not even the sound of a Yellow Rumped Warbler. If Man in a Chapeau had made even the slightest effort to describe the product to us other than “it’s indescribable,” we probably would have made a blind purchase. It wasn’t much money. But the whole uncomfortable

Concert roundup

Cat Empire claws up the Commodore with Daniel Wesley July 16 and 18. Across the street, punk rockers Swingin’ Utters and the Jolts play Venue July 18. On July 19, the Biltmore hosts California folk rockers Thao with Get Down Stay Down and Prairie Cat. The next night, Admiral Radley featuring Jason Lytle and Aaron Burtch of Grandaddy and Aaron Espinoza and Ariana Murray of Earlimart bring their “I Heart California” tour north of the border to the Media Club July 20.

experience and Man in a Chapeau’s inability to meet us half way, if not a quarter of the way, rubbed us the wrong way. So we left without purchasing any of the other items we intended to buy. None of which seemed to faze Man in a Chapeau one bit. One a positive note, the store must be doing really well: it’s getting write-ups in magazines, groomed facial hair is increasingly popular on nearby Main Street, and it’s obvious the shop doesn’t appear to need—or want—our business.

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A quick note: enough stories about Mayor Gregor Robertson’s use of the f-word, already. Granted, K&K chimed in earlier this week on Robertson’s dirty little kisser, but how much mileage can the media milk out of this? “The psychology of swearing”? And let’s cool it with the mock outrage. A politician swearing is neither “unbelievable” nor “revelatory.” But he wrongly called constituents “NPA hacks,” cry the masses. Fair enough, but we’d have a more sympathetic ear if the people pretending to be so offended weren’t in fact NPA hacks. Zzzzzzzzzzzz. Come on, how ’bout them forest fires?


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entertainment briefs Stepping it up

A bookstore grows in Kits

Local romantic popsters Parlour Steps are shooting a video for their song “Sleeping City” and calling on fans to come down and be part of the unpaid fun. It all goes down July 17, 6 p.m. at the northwest corner of Hemlock Street and Eighth Avenue. There are no dress requirements and the shoot should be over by 8 p.m. or sooner. The band will also be performing the following week at the Rickshaw Theatre for One Cool Word Magazine’s Re-launch party. The July 23 soiree will feature an array of standup and sketch comedy, live music and DJs. Admission is $15 and it comes with a year’s subscription. For more info, go to facebook.com/oswmagazine.ca.

Those still lamenting the losses of several independent bookstores in Vancouver recently, fear not. Or fear not as much. Former Duthie’s Books manager Ria Bleumer and business partner Karel Carnohan hope to fill the void left by Duthie’s closing last February with the opening of Sitka Books & Art down the street in the old Book Warehouse location on West Fourth Avenue. According to the press bumph, Sitka Books & Art will be Vancouver’s largest independent full-service bookstore, carrying a full complement of books and local arts and crafts. A grand opening is slated for late August.

Comic journey

For whom the funk tolls

dining out guide

Who says funk doesn’t pay? Actually, nobody says that. Which might explain why Vancouver’s 11piece groove machine Five Alarm Funk is feeling a little heavier in the wallet these days. Currently on a cross Canada tour in support of their album Anything is Possible, the group recently played London, Ontario’s TD Sunfest 2010 when at the end of their performance they were presented with the $5,000 Galaxie Music Rising Star Prize. The Rising Star jury unanimously voted for them from the selected Canadian acts playing the festival. After the band makes its way to Canada’s East Coast, Five Alarm Funk will head back west… really

Legend Cheap Eats ($5–$8) Inexpensive ($9–$12) Moderate ($13–$15) Fine Dining ($15–$25) Live Music Late Night Patio Big Screen

Antony and Cleopatra

Parlour Steps are shooting a video for their song “Sleeping City.” west. In late August, they’re playing the Keelung Mid-Summer Ghost Festival in Taiwan.

Get your geek on

The Arts Club Theatre Company recently announced it’s extending the run of the crowd-pleasing musical comedy The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee until Aug. 21— three weeks longer than planned. Who knew nerds were so popular? The production runs at the Arts Club’s Granville Island Stage. For more information, go to www.artsclub.com.

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The Tipper Restaurant & Review Room

Also known as the Bottle Tipper, a cozy unassuming restaurant and bistro serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and supports local artists. Offers a simple but delicious menu of fresh food. www.thebottletipper.com 2066 Kingsway at Victoria 604.873.1010 $$

Breakfast – Lunch

Paul’s Place Omelettery Restaurant

Just moments from Granville Island, in Art Gallery Row on the South Granville rise. Paul’s Place Omelettery Restaurant uses only the finest ingredients, and everything on the menu is prepared on site fresh daily. You’ll definitely leave this cheery, licensed café feeling satisfied. Open Daily 7am – 3 pm 2211 Granville Street @ 6th Avenue 604.737.2857 $ – $$

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Lounge Nirvana Restaurant

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Italian CALLI Mexican Restaurant La Notte Ristorante Italiano

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Local – Organic New India Buffet & Restaurant

New India Buffet and Restaurant is the largest buffet in town featuring an outstanding menu with an original taste of India. The varied menu is inspired by different cuisines’ specialties and offers choices for everyone. The restaurant offers a spectacular ambience making it great for business meetings, quiet conversation or a party for a special occasion. 805 West Broadway 604.874.5800 $$

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Improvised musical tests performers’ range, tolerance for show tunes

Song doesn’t remain the same in latest TheatreSports undertaking State of the Arts

with Cheryl Rossi Unlikely show tune lover Shaun Stuart has found himself compulsively singing “Younger Than Springtime” from South Pacific in preparation for his role in Vancouver TheatreSports’ The IMPROVMusical. It’s a far cry from his normal musical leanings, which run the gamut from indie rock and electronica to hip hop. “It was kind of scary at first, coming in and being like OK, so we’re going to be singing [improvised] songs and then we’re all going to be singing together as we’re making this up—that was new,” Stuart said. A cast of six Vancouver TheatreSports League players has been appreciating catchy ditties from the likes of Rent, Cabaret and Les Mis so they’ll be able to compose show tunes on the spot for their improvised hour-long musical play, which opens July 21 on Granville Island. Their single request for the audience will be the suggestion of an occupation, then their former cruise ship pianist plays an overture and they’re off, improvising lyrics, melodies and setting up a storyline that will sustain them for an hour. League members have not only been boning up on musicals over the past six weeks, but also studying story arcs, archetypes and

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plot points of a hero’s journey so they can instantly create a narrative that lasts 55 minutes, more than 10 times longer than a typical three- to five-minute improv comedy sketch. The July 4 preview morphed into the tale of a heroic pharmacist fighting big pharmaceutical companies that wanted to replace him and his colleagues with a pill-dispensing machine. “Pills are what you take” became a refrain in the opening number and closing reprise, and actress Elizabeth Bowen sang a seemingly Snoopy-inspired tune, “I’m Stupid, I’m Smart,” in a small, girlish voice as a conflicted lover in a love triangle. “There’s all these influences that people have got before them,” said director Alan Marriott. “The more vocabulary a singer has, they more they bring that into a show.” Marriott, who created the format for, directs and performs in The IMPROVMusical, says some audience members have been unable to believe the songs and storyline are hatched on the spot. “I keep getting people coming up to me afterwards and saying… ‘Your pianist, he’s got a chord structure he’s working to, right,’” he said. The man who now teaches people around the world to create instant songs performed with one of the first groups of players when Vancouver’s TheatreSports League began in 1980. During an extended stint in London, U.K., Marriott created what he believes to be the first improv musical, in

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(Les Herb Folles) In French w/subtitles

4:00, 7:00, 9:15 + Sat/Sun 1:30 *must end July 22

In Swedish, Italian & French w/subtitles

1:30, 4:15, 7:10, 9:45

Cyrus 1:00, 3:00, 5:00, 7:20, 9:30

(no 7:20 show July 21)

Winter's Bone 2:00, 4:45, 6:50, 9:00 Buyer Be Fair

Alan Marriott directs, performs and makes it up as he goes along in Vancouver TheatreSports’ The IMPROVMusical. photo Dan Toulgoet 1989. It wasn’t easy to pull off, he says, because improv was underdeveloped in the English city where culture consumers were more apt to take in West End theatre or stand-up routines.

Fortunately, TheatreSports emerged earlier in Vancouver when professional theatre was only staged at a handful of venues and no comedy scene to speak of existed, Marriott says. The result

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was a strong base and an abundance of Vancouver improv talent. Marriott’s pleased to have a core cast keen and able to sing and dance, and he hopes to include guest performers, including Jay Brazeau, a former TheatreSports player who’s gone on to perform in such musicals as Hairspray and The Drowsy Chaperone. Functioning in the longer format has been difficult but exciting for league players, Marriott says. “TheatreSports is like, if we were ice skaters, it would be compulsory figures,” he said. “That’s where you learn your licks, that’s where you build your muscles and then things like The IMPROVMusical or any of the other stuff we do, those are the gravy projects.” Marriott says the fusion of musical theatre and improv sparks more than silly numbers, that the combination is capable of exploring real ideas in meaningful scenes, and it just might be a way of evolving the art of musicals. He believes the evolution of the immensely popular TV show Glee has given musicals new currency. “We’re living in a dark time, in a way, and musicals have always blossomed in dark times,” Marriott said. “Musicals have always been the things that people have turned to because they’re looking for a rebirth of wonder, a rebirth of joy.” The IMPROVMusical runs Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m. at Vancouver TheatreSports’ new Improv Centre at 1502 Duranleau St. on Granville Island. For more information, see www.vtsl.com. crossi@vancourier.com

Playing for Change

Starting tonight! A weekend of music to move Your heart, hips and head!

Colin Hay • Sarazino • Said the Whale • The Gertrudes Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder • Finley Quaye Las Alegres Ambulancias • The Deep Dark Woods Calexico • Jon & Roy • Bettye LaVette • Tao Seeger Band Boukman Eksperyans • Crooked Still • Peatbog Faeries Brett Dennen • Jeremy Fisher • Alex Cuba • Connie Kaldor Hannah Georgas • Watcha Clan • emmas’s revolution Shane Koyczan & the Short Story Long • Babe Gurr Gadelle • El Puchero del Hortelano and many more!

Natacha Atlas

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Launching Projecting Change Breakfast Screenings

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$99 can sell your home 574-5243 Abbotsford Reduced 1800sf 4br 2ba w/suite, quiet cul-de-sac $339K 859-4048 id5174 Coquitlam 10,000sf lot w/1000sf 3br 2ba home, outbuilding $440K 778-859-0717 id4272 Coquitlam Open House Daily 2-4 511, 3132 Dayanee Springs Bv NEW top fl 650sf 1br condo, view $299,900 778-285-9449 id5170 Langley Price Reduced 1280sf 3br 2ba rancher, 7200sf lot, $470K 514-0608 id5129 Langley renovated top floor 1161sf 2br 2ba condo, view $293K 778-996-3444 id5179 Maple Ridge drastically reduced 4.9ac serviced vu acreage $440Kobo 722-3996 id4694 Maple Ridge immaculate 1200sf 4br log home .37ac lot $539,900 778-240-1196 id5118 Maple Ridge Open House Sat/Sun 2-4, #27 11355-236st extra large 2757sf 4br 2.5ba tnhse, furnished, $394,950 778-229-0890 id5180 Mission, Owner Retiring, profitable framing store & gallery $47,000 826-7993 id5176 Mission, Hatzic Lake waterfront lot w/2007 Class A motorhome $248K 826-2711 id5177 Sry Cloverdale Open House Sat 1-4, #40, 16995-64ave Gated 3247sf 4br w/master on main 4ba, media room $509K 575-1277 id5181

Body Work

ABSOLUTELY the best massage in town. Female avail 8am - 10pm in call or out call! 604-771-4210 RELAXING MASSAGE very clean/private. 9am-11pm, 7days, D/town & Kits. Anie 604-684-8773

**RELIEVE ROAD RAGE**

604-739-3998

7010

Personals

GENTLEMEN! Attractive discreet, European lady is available for company 604-451-0175

AMAPOLA SPA Best massage skills, lrg selection Asian girls, good service, low rate, #1 choice open 7 days 10am-10pm hiring 604-266-8300 5763 Balsam Street @ W. 41st, Van., Kerrisdale.

Until the Property is sold. No Fees.

www.GVCPS.ca / (604) 812-3718

Browse our Garage Sale section to find deals near you. C 175 tables of Bargains on Deluxe 20th Century Junque!

Sunday • JULY 18 • 10am-3pm Croatian Cultural Centre 3250 Commercial Drive, Van. Info: 604 980-3159 • Adm: $4.00

For information:

604-630-3300

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

★ WE BUY HOUSES ★ Older home? Damaged home? Needs repairs? Quick Cash! Call us First! 604-657-9422 * WE BUY HOUSES * Older House! Damaged House! Pretty House! Divorcing! Moving! Mortgage too high! Too much debt! Quick Cash! Convenient! Private! ( 604 ) 626-9647 www.webuyhomesbc.com

6020-26

North Vancouver

3 BR +1 br ste, priv patio, 1959 Deep Cove Rd.Garage, Nr beach, 20 min to VCR. OPEN HOUSE Sat Sun 1- 4, Jerry Raczowski 604-602-1111 Remax Cr.V829313

6030

Lots & Acreage

1/4 ACRE lot for sale 40 mins from Vancouver in Point Roberts, WA. Info at www.pointrobertsproperty.org

N. WEST. All services paid, inclds u/grd electrical, DCC’s, survey & eng’ng report. 33’ x 130’ lot. No HST. $333,888. 604-726-0677. usellahome.com ● ID # 4711

6035

Mobile Homes

#34 - 7850 King George Blvd. 2 BR. 55+ years old. 1 pet ok! $36,900. Lorraine Cauley, Royal Lepage North Star, 604-889-4874

6005

6050

Out Of Town Property

POINT ROBERTS Wash, US. Nr Tsawwassen. RANCHER 2200sf, reno’d, beautiful 70ft Waterfront Ocean! By Owner. 604-690-4979

6052

Real Estate Investment

★ RENT TO OWN! ★ If you have a small down payment, I have a nice home for you! Less then perfect credit OK. Call Kim 604-628-6598

Find your perfect home at

househunting.ca

Real Estate Services

THINKING OF BUYING OR SELLING?

Open Sun 3-5pm. 1061 Marigold Pl. $1,099,000 'Handsworth Catchment' Lynda McDonald

604-999-2255 Macdonald Rlty.

6025

Industrial/ Commercial

Allow me to provide you with my Professional opinion & advice on whether NOW is the right time to buy or sell. I will put my 20+ years of Real Estate Experience including Sales & Marketing, Mortgage Financing, Property Appraisals & Valuations to work for you.

YARD SALE! Sun. July 18th, 9:30am - 1:00pm 3814 West 38th Ave. (lane) Household items, books, builders supplies, furn etc.

H BIG FAMILY GARAGE SALE Sat & Sun, June 17 & 18th 9:30 am - 3:00 pm, 5468 Inverness Street Dishes, furniture,clothing, electronics, books and more. Rain or Shine • No Early Birds H-

Garage Sale + More! July 16 & 17 10 to 5 pm 578 east 50th Ave

Jewelery, sun glasses, purses etc.

I - SOUTH VANCOUVER

GARAGE SALE

Saturday & Sunday, 8-4 14’ band saw, tables, tools, and jewlery boxes

6816 Ontario St K

HUGE MOVING SALE Everything Must Go!

Sklar Pepplar dining tbl, 2 leafs & 6 padded chrs. Villas maple table, w/2 drop sides & 2 leafs, all like new. Beautiful spanish bar w/3 stools, both in red velvet & wrought iron. King & twin beds, dressers, steamer trunk, misc houseware, tools, fishing tackle, garden supplies,

Sat. & Sun., July 17, 18 10am-5pm 2738 East 51st Ave. (51st & Wales St.)

TAPESTRY THRIFT SHOP

1369 Kingsway (just west of Knight St) • Furniture • Houseware ING TH E • Books • Knick Knacks SOM FOR NE! O RY • Jewellery • Accessories VE EAT ! E • Clothing for Women, Men GR ICES PR and Children OPEN TUES.-SAT. 10am-5pm SUNDAY 10am to 4pm Proceeds to the Tapestry Foundation in support of residential & elder care at Mount St. Joseph, Holy Family, St. Vincent’s Langara, Brock Farhni, Youville Residence & Marion Hospice.

• 100% Full Service & Commitment • Tiered Discounted Fee Structure • Real Estate Property Valuations • Property Buying/Selling Guides • Current & Past Client References • Selling and Buying Strategies

For Sale - Langley Retail Strata, New Construction, aprox 1040sf $416K. Drive by #106, 19909 64th Ave Call Gord 604-649-6495

Pymts Too High, Penalty, No Equity?

We Will Take Over Your Payment

It’s time for bargain hunting!

HOT SPOT FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE 6002

GARAGE SALES

Legal/Public Notices

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Carleton Kung, BBA Marketing & Finance,

vancourier.com • classified.van.net

Greater Vancouver Specialist, Multiple Realty Ltd.

604-726-2906 or carletonkung@netscape.net “Results based on Service, Integrity & Knowledge”

Weekends were made for shopping, so make sure you check our Classifieds for a comprehensive listing of garage sales in your area! Follow the garage sale trail in

The Vancouver Courier Classifieds Call 604-630-3300 to book your ad

Summer Garage Sales


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THE VANCOUVER COURIER FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2010

RENTALS 6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-11

North Van Apt. Rentals

17TH FLOOR 1BR condo, great view, w/d, dw, furnished $2200, unfurnished $1700. Sept 1st. Lonsdale & Esplanade. 5 mins. away from the seabus, plz contact sean @ 604-723-2559

6508

Apt/Condos

PENTHOUSE

Approx. 3000 sq. feet 1450 West Georgia St.

Fantastic views of Vancouver. Many quality upgrades. Approx. 1500 sq. ft. of patio space. Ensuite laundry. Short walk to downtown. 10 min. from beautiful English Bay.

604-669-4185

rentals@capreit.net

www.caprent.com

990 BROUGHTON OCEAN PARK PLACE VANCOUVER

1 & 2 bdrms starting at $1225

Water & heat incl. Trendy area off Robson Street. Minutes to the beach. Move in bonus. Call for details.

RENTALS 604-682 8422

www.caprent.com

1 BR $1325, nice bright 625sf, balc. laminate flrs, West end, incl prkg, cable 1-50, Aug 1, ns, np, 1 yr lease, 604-505-4957 1 BR $675 immed, Cambie & SW Marine Dr. hardwood, incl & hw, 1 yr lease. np, ns, 604-988-4692 2 BR & den Apt, balcony, 3207 Fraser St. avail now, N/S, no pets, from $1100/mo. 604-817-6138 750 W.12, 2br, 2 full bath, walking dist to shopping, restaurants & transit, $2000 604-266-0466

6508

6522

Apt/Condos

BEAUTIFUL APTS. 1 & 2 BR available. Special rates. Call 604-327-9419 for appt. to view. BEAUTIFUL VIEWS 2 bdrm apt, ht, hw, cable, prkg, locker, coin laundry, elevator, NS, NP, close to all amenities & transit, central Richmond. 604-241-3772

BURNABY CENTRE Metrotown Area - Bby

Updated Studio & 1 BR Apts. Rental Incentives Offered. Rent includes heat and hot water.

CALL (604) 438-4544 leasing@burnabycentre.com

Seniors 60+ Only Must Qualify Studio apartment Maximum Rents $569/month Could qualify for lower rent Rent includes heat and cable Great access to New Canada Line. For applications please call Atira Property Management Inc. at 604-439-8848 for viewing please call Jana 604-773-9370 FALSE CREEK - steps to seawall, 1 level 2 br + den (3 Br) + office space, approx 1400 sf, spacious open plan, patio, great bldg 522 Moberly Rd. Avail Sept 1 or Nov 1, ns np, pref 1 yr lease, $2300. Jason 604-657-8737

Langara Gardens

601 West 57th Ave, Van Spacious 1, 2 & 3 BR Rental Apartments and Townhouses located in the Oakridge area at West 57th Ave and Cambie St. This landmark property is clean and very well maintained by friendly on-site staff. Quiet and tasteful gardens, swimming pools, hot tub, gym, laundry facilities, parking and 16 shops & services. Near Oakridge Centre, Canada Line stations, Langara College, Churchill High School, Langara Golf Course and much more. For more information: 604-327-1178 info-vnc@langaragardens.com www.langaragardens.com OAK & 70Ave, new reno, 1 br $685, 2 br $870, furnished, 3 br $1250., h/w flr, incl heat/hotwater, near transit, N/P, N/S, refs, lease, 604-551-8225 or 604-968-6100

Furnished Accommodation

$1800 / 1br - Furnished One Bedroom. Must See! West End. 1274 Barclay Street (at Jervis). Great access to parks, shopping, grocery stores, restaurants. Incl; insuite laundry/dishwasher/air conditioner. NP/NS please. References required. Please contact Atira Property Management at 604-215-7228 for more info or viewing appointment.

6535

Homestay

HOST FAMILY wanted. Please call us Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm at 604-688-1928 or E-mail: globalstudyedu@gmail.com

6540

Houses - Rent

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN No Qualification - Low Down CHILLIWACK – 9557 Williams St, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town, close to shops & schools............... $888/M SOUTH SURREY/WHITE ROCK – 15532 Madrona Dr., 3 bdrm, HOUSE, on Cul-de-Sac in quiet family neighborhood, huge yard, new roof, double garage.. $1,688/M Call Kristen 604 435-5555 or 786-4663

www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

6590

Rooms

1 BDRM, main flr, suits student, nr Kingsway/Knight, NS NP, nr amens, Aug 1, call 604-876-2971

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR STE, avail Aug. 1st, 2010 in new home, close to transit, college,schools, no pets, ns, $850 incl utils. Call 778-231-1540 2 BR Upper flr. clean house, cable, hydro incld $1150, share wd. Capital Hill nr SFU, Aug 1. ns, np, 604-298-8220.. 566-1476 BBY METROTOWN UPPER Duplex, 1500sf, 3 BR, 2 bath, fam room, 5 appls, f/p, garage, storage, alarm. Near skytrn. N/S. Aug 1. $1300 + utls. 604-451-7558 EAST VAN. Fraserview. VIEW New. 1 BR grnd lev ste avail immed. $725/mo incls utls. NS/ NP. Call 604-321-3661

Renting or buying, we’ve got what you’re looking for.

BBY, 4575 Grange, 1 or 2 BR Apt, nice & spac, hardwood flrs, parking, across fr Metrotown, N/s, N/p. Call Ariana 604-616-2824

HOME SERVICES 8040

Carpet/Flooring Installation

ALL FLOOR COVERINGS Repair & Replace. Material sales Dwight, 604-732-3057 I’ll show you the inexpensive route www.fccarpets.shawwebspace.ca CARPET REPAIR, replace & restretching. Installation carpet, lino & laminate 604-313-9717

8055

Cleaning

White Glove Residential Cleaning Service

395-6842

See our ad online at www.canpages.ca Butterfly Cleaning Inc. ‘‘Moving out, Home & Office’’ Bonded, Prof & Affordable. 604-781-4374

Concrete

A. FOUNDATIONS, Retaining walls, Stairs, Driveways, Sidewalks. Any concrete project. We also do all types of block, & stone work. Free ests. Basile 604-617-5813 Tom 604-690-3316 Concrete Specialist. Driveways, sidewalks, exposed aggregate & patios. Santino 604.254.5551 CONCRETE SPECIALIST, patio sidewalk, driveway, exposed aggregate reas rate 604-764-2726

Driveways, Sidewalks, Stairs, Floors, Forming, Landscaping, Any Reno’s, 778-881-0961 L & L CONCRETE. All types: Stamped, Waterproofing, Wash & Sealing Larry 778-882-0098

8065

Contracting

CLEANING SERVICE. Reas rates, specializing in homes. Guar work. Refs avail. 604-715-4706 EXP CLEANING ladies avail 7 days/wk. Bonded. Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond 604-928-0025 IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR

Experienced, Meticulous, Reliable Cleaning, res/com. 604-537-8796

LIDIA’S EUROPEAN Cleaning. Res/Com. Specializing in detail cleaning. Bonded. 604-541-9255

BUILDING ENVELOPE - Home Inspection - Moisture Assessment - Scheduled Home Maintenance - Quality Repair Serviceservices 6 0 4 2 9 4 6 7 0 0 www.pomeroyconstruction.com

8073

Drainage

QUALITY CLEANING. Exc refs. Res/com. Move in/out. Carpets + pressure wash’g. 778-895-3522

BAJ MINI EXCAVATING Sewer/storm, drains, oil tanks, paving, retain wall. 604-779-7816

SEA CLEANING: Specializing in residential/commercial services, environmentally friendly products. Contact: Andrea 604-790-1657

Crown Roofing & Drainage Residental Div. Drainage installation & repair. 604-327-3086

SUNNY CLEANING Services, reas rates, honest & thorough, Call Andrea. 778-837-2942

8058

Computer Services

Computer REPAIR: PC, Internet, Network, Home/Office maint. Ink & Toner. •Simon •604-999-0815

8060

Concrete

CONCRETE SPECIALIST Sidewalk, Driveway, Patio Exposed Aggregate, remove & replacing

Reasonable rates. 35 yrs. exp. For free estimates call Mario

253-0049

Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: A truly romantic month begins July 22. Two years of slow slogging in work end, but your relationships begin a two-year phase of sobriety and “slow movement.” Now to late 2012, if you take an antagonistic approach the best you’ll win is freedom; you’ll lose in most else. Until October 2012, these do not work: chasing love for ego reasons, seeking recognition, fame, trying to optimistically sell to new clients. These do work: loyalty (e.g., old clients, present spouses) romance with other generations, career partnerships, cooperation. Tuesday night: understanding brings joy!

8060

Cancer June 21-July 22: Chase romance, pleasure, beauty and creative or sports success Sunday to Tuesday – you’ll ride a winning streak! Jobs begun Tuesday night will succeed. Thursday begins a productive four-week phase of earnings, spending, memory and other possessions. But this week also begins 26 months of increased responsibility in domestic arenas, with kids, property, security, nutrition and all foundational concerns. You’ll have to work harder at these, and you might decide to let go of some situations (or relationships) that are just too much work. This week’s “career partnership” idea won’t work. Wait.

8075

ALWAYS DONE right with integrity.. complete drywall services, boarding, taping, painting & texture, Steve 604-613-4861 CITY LINK DRYWALL LTD WCB, liability insured. 20 yrs exp. Call Indy. Free Est. 604-780-5302 *Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925

DRYWALL & Steel Stud

20 yrs exp. Professional & Quality Drywall. Reno Expert & New Construction. Tape, Board, Texture, Steel Stud & Tbar. No job too small.

Corie 604-308-7529 Tom 604-808-6741

A Lic’d. Electrician #30582. Rewiring & Reno, Appliance/Plumbing. Rotor Rooter & Hydro Pressure Jetting Service, 604-255-9026 - 778-998-9026 Free Estimates / 24 Hr Service ELECTRIC AVE Installations. Electrian lic# 99207, Res/comm, www.electric-ave.ca 604-215-0562 LEO ELECTRIC Lic, Bonded, Insured Com & resid, professional work # 93554. 778-883-0302

VINCE’S MAGIC Drywalling & textured ceiling repairs. Bonded 604-307-2295 / 778-340-5208

LIC ELECTRIC. Comm & Res. Bonded. Reas Rates. Free Est. Professional Work. 604 719-8603

Wayne The Drywaller

Quality Drywall Finishing. Textured Ceilings & Repair. Renov Specialist. No job too small. 837-1785

8080

LIC. ELECTRICIAN #37309 Commercial & residential renos & small jobs. 778-322-0934. YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

Electrical

8087 LIC. #41559 & #3377631

RENOVATIONS & SERVICE PANELS

Excavating

# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT

Professional, Quick, Reliable

one mini, drainage, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank removal. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865

– STEVE –

Aussie Excavations. Backhoe & mini excav. hire fast reliable same day quote Tim 778-322-3002

• REASONABLE RATES • FULLY GUARANTEED • LICENCED & BONDED

604-512-4178 (Vanc.) macselectric@shaw.ca

The current choice serving the Lower Mainland for more than 15 years. All Kinds of Work and Reasonable Rates.

Contact us today for a free estimate.

Mia Casa − Drain Tile/Sewer Line Water Line Repairs / Replacement & Cleaning. Vince 604-941-6060, Al 604-783-3142

Drywall

Electrical

VICTORIA DRYWALL LTD. 25 yrs exp. Reno’s & New Constr. Call Bruno ★ 604-313-2763

DRAIN TILES & WATER LINES Without Digging a Trench 604-739-2000

8075

8080

Drywall

Max: 604-341-6059 Licensed & Bonded

Lic. 22308

#1167 LIC Bonded. Expert trouble shooter, sm job specialist, reno’s, panel changes. 617-1774.

8090

Fencing/Gates

S&S LANDSCAPING & FENCING

Factory Direct Cedar Fence Panel for Sale & Installation 8291 No.5 Rd Richmond Call 604-275-3158 CEDAR, BAMBOO, chain link, gates, arbour, rubbish removal, landscape, etc. 604-321-2868

Contr 97222. 40 yrs exp. 1 stop! Reas. rates! BBB. 778-988-9493.

KB METAL PRODUCTS LTD. FENCE & GATES : CHAIN LINK & ALUMINUM ORNAMENTAL. ✫Free Estimate: 604-619-8434

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR: Exp, friendly, reliable. Specializing in replacing old nob & tube wiring. Lic.#50084. 604-725-4535

West Coast Cedar Installations Custom fencing, decking & more 604-244-8824, Cell: 604-788-6458

ABACUS ELECTRIC.ca Lic Elect

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: No fireworks, but this week is a turning point. Now to October 2012, you will be more sober, practical, no-nonsense. You will be determined to put your life on a sound foundation, especially in real estate, family and similar areas. Yes, retirement’s coming! You’ll do this slowly and carefully. A major or basic change might be involved: e.g., relocation. Relationships need to be looked at. If you’ve been a party type, that ends for two years. Thursday starts a month of travel, talk, friends, errands. Be curious! DON’T start a relationship or negotiations this week; one might end.

Taurus April 20-May 20: Remain flexible, curious, restless and talkative until mid-week. You could obtain a last-minute agreement Sunday-Tuesday. Secrets, investments, intimacy, lifestyle choices are important and fortunate Tuesday eve/night. But be cautious with these Wednesday/Thursday. Thursday begins a month of home-related, security, family, property and similar themes (gardening, landscaping, nutrition, kid’s welfare, etc.) This week also begins 26 months of slowness in work, employment, machinery and health zones. Kids will be more work. Rewards come from hard work. Avoid lawsuits. You’ll be fine!

Leo July 23-Aug. 22:You travel a lucky money streak (to Aug. 6) so take advantage, buy luxury items, ask for a pay raise, negotiate a deal, etc. DON’T overspend. Money can flow through you like water, and you could end up poorer, despite taking more in! (If you’re into self-knowledge, look at the underlying reasons: Guilt? Lack of optimism?) Your weeks of weariness end Thursday, when a month of energy, charisma, effectiveness and clout begin! However, this isn’t a good week to start major projects. A romantic notion ends. The two years ahead slow communications, yet make this a fertile employment field.

Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Mellow yields to functional. Thursday ends weeks of fairly relaxed pondering, love, cultural pursuits, understanding and begins a month of ambition, prestige and career effort. Dress well, be prepared to meet bosses, higher-ups. But don’t start any work projects yet – wait until next week. This week ends two years of restricted socializing. Now to October 2012 you’ll meet fairly easy progress in many areas. However, dealings with government agencies, institutions and head office might be burdensome – more red tape, more communication levels with which to deal: effort needed.

Gemini May 21-June 20: Thursday begins a fourweek period of heightened communications, travel, restlessness and casual friendships. You’ll generally love this time. Be curious, ask questions, go exploring, open newspapers. Now to October 2012, your loves and pleasures meet sobriety. Romance, hobbies, sports, risk-taking, creative projects and the pursuit of pleasure – all become harder, slower. But this area can succeed if you’re prepared to be responsible and loyal. Romance could flower with an older or younger person. You’ll succeed in research, investments, sex and health. This week’s future plan is wrong.

Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Every party must end, every high note yield to a quieter one. Have your fun (and travel, contact people) Sunday to Tuesday. Be domestic, rest up mid-week. (Real estate, kids’ savings plans are lucky Tuesday night.) Thursday begins a month of quietude, rest and retreat. However, a bunch of social influences will keep you interactive: your graciousness will continue; but your smouldering sexuality will yield to talkativeness. Still, get your rest. Contemplate, plan, do charitable things, deal with government agencies. DO NOT invest, change your life, or “start sex” this week.

Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Lie low, work in the background Sunday to Tuesday. Think about your future, and how to get there. Your energy returns Tuesday eve to Thursday – but this is not a good week to start any project – or romance. Work on what’s already started, on research, finances, health, intimacy and safety. Thursday begins a month of mellow love and understanding, intellectual prowess, higher education, far travel, cultural involvements. Two years of hard career burdens end now; but two years of sober social activity begin, involving other generations or money (e.g., take the boss golfing).

July 18 - 24 Capricorn Dec.22-Jan.19: Relationships move from centre-stage to “under-stage” – they begin to operate secretly, subconsciously, or intimately. In business, you move from negotiation to actual funding. You bond more deeply, or break apart.This, for the month ahead. The present week brings another turning point: two years of philosophical outlook, of learning or studying situations, ends. A two-year career, ambition, prestige and status phase, the most important in 30 years, begins. Live up to it! Start nothing this week except a security or realty deal. Happiness, Sunday-Tuesday! Power, energy late week. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: At last, a month of weariness and drudgery ends – so do two years of financial restrictions! The weeks ahead bring fresh horizons, competition, opportunities, fights and loves, negotiation and litigation. The rancour and intensity of last winter and spring has fled, so if you’re in a fight, it’s possible to work out a deal; if you don’t, August/September could bring a lawsuit, a long, dreary, unprofitable one. If you aren’t fighting, the weeks ahead bring exciting meetings, intimate affections, sweet whispers. Careful with your speech this week: stray words return to bite. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: The past two years have brought restrictions, even disappointment in relationships. If you’ve succeeded, found love or fine partners, healed bonds, it has only come through hard work. Now, this phase ends. The two years ahead (to October 2012) transfer this need for “hard work” to your sexual and financial spheres. You can truly achieve your dreams in these areas – if you work hard to that end. Nothing comes of nothing. The month ahead features work, heath and machines. Be wise Sunday-Tuesday, ambitious mid-week, social Friday/ Saturday. Don’t spend big, nor start a money project. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014


8105

Floor Covering

* Level Tile & Flooring * Tile - Hardwood - Carpet - Vinyl

40% OFF ALL OVERSTOCK ITEMS FREE grout on all tile work

604.568.TILE (8453) leveltileandflooring.com

Golden Hardwood & Laminate Prof intall, refinishing, sanding, and repairs. 778-858-7263

8125

Gutters

Waters Home Maintenance Gutter Cleaning, repairs, windows Free estimate 604-738-6606

8130

Handyperson

TRUSTED HOME IMPROVEMENTS

8155

Landscaping

T&L INC.

Landscaping, Excavation & Demos turf, ponds, irrigation, retaining walls, paver patios, pool excavation/fill, stump grinding, walkways, jack hammering, concrete cutting, delivery/hauls, drainage/sewer/water, complete yard redevelopments and strata contracts

778-885-5009

8110

Floor Refinishing

CELTIC HARDWOOD FLOORS LTD.

Refinishing • Installation • New & Old Floors

Free Estimates Ph. 604 293.0057 Cel. 604 657.8931

ANYTHING IN WOOD Hardwood flrs, install, refinishing. Non-toxic finishes. 604-782-8275

604-878-5232 SINCE 1997

Complete Home Maint./Repairs Certified Trained Pros. For that small job. Rates you can afford.

Able Boys Landscaping Ltd. bobcat/lawn/cedar fence/paving stones, trim trees. 604-377-3107 ONE CALL Landscapes it all www.sterlinglandscaping.ca Free estimates! 604-710-0284

8160

Lawn & Garden

RJR Small Projects Division Part of RJR group

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

Refinish, sanding, install, dustless 604-219-6944 We cover the HST INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508

8120

Glass Mirrors

604-202-6118 DAHIPP CONTRACTING Handyman Services Baths, Kitchens, etc 604.817.0718

DRAINAGE❍TILING❍Painting

Landscape Concrete Kitchen/ Bath.Frank 604.809.1488 Free Est

Commercial/Residential

Store Fronts • Windows & Doors Broken Glass • Foggy Glass Patio Doors • Mirrors • Etc. 2837 Kingsway, Vancouver

Tel: 604-603-9655

8125

Gutters

Alliance

Windows & Gutter Cleaning

SMALL JOBS WELCOME! Bath, kitchen, plumbing, flooring, painting, etc. Call Mic, 604-725-3127

8140

Lorenzo & Son Plumbing & Heating (604) 312-6311 Local Licensed Plumbers & Gas Fitters

8150

• Professional Power Washing • Gutter Cleaning • Window Cleaning done by hand Work Done by Professionals

Call Steve

604-723-2526 References Available

• In business 50 years

604-879-9191 Superior Cove Tops & Cabinets

#3 - 8652 Joffre Ave, Burnaby

Your trusted Westside experts

Spring Ser vices !

EDGEMONT GUTTERS

604-420-4800

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DYNAMIC GUTTERS & Exteriors. Full seamless gutters. Installation repairs & soffits. All jobs guaranteed. Fully insured, bonded, WCB. Will beat any competitors price. 604-439-9417 Professional Powerwash Gutters cleaned & repaired Since 1984, 604-339-0949 PRP GUTTER CLEANING & GUTTER REPAIRS. Free estimates 604-764-0399 Steve’s Gutter Cleaning & Repair from $98. Gutters vacuumed & hand cleaned. 604-524-0667

Landscaping

arbutus tree service

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Continued from page 27 Backcountry drivers will want the Trail Edition, which boasts a wide variety of off-road technologies including the Multiterrain Select System, which enables the 4Runner to tailor wheel slip to the off-road conditions, a multi-terrain ABS system that provides more control when braking, and crawl control. The latter feature sets the vehicle to a speed between 1.5 to 5 km/h so that the driver can concentrate on steering. In addition to the base suspension, Toyota equips the Trail Edition with a Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System focused on off-roading, while the Limited gets the XRelative Absorber System (X-REAS) for greater performance, comfort, and control. Environment—Given the boxy exterior, it’s no surprise that there’s lots of room inside the 4Runner, which boasts excellent headroom in both the front and rear seats. Power-adjustable front seats are standard and generally very comfortable, but the lumbar support could be a bit firmer. The second-row bench seat splits 40/20/40 and has seatbacks that recline up to 16 degrees. Controls are logically placed, and the Trail Edition’s overhead console—which collects all of the off-road switches in one location—is a nice touch. Options in the cargo area include a third-row seat in the limited trim, or a sliding cargo floor that can hold up to 90 kilograms, making it easier to load and

unload. While the third-row seats fold completely flat, the sliding floor is the way to go unless you need seven seats on a regular basis. One feature we’re still glad to see is the sliding window in the hatch. While some SUVs still have flip-up glass, most have completely abandoned opening rear windows. Features—Starting at $36,800, the 4Runner is sold in SR5, SR5 Upgrade, Trail Edition, and Limited trims. It tops out at $49,420 for the Limited with Navigation. Standard features include ABS, vehicle stability control, traction control, air conditioning, fog lamps, moonroof, tilt/telescope steering, eight-speaker CD stereo, cruise control, keyless entry, power rear hatch, and front/knee/side/side-curtain airbags. Options, mostly found in the various trim levels, include the Kinetic Suspension System, X-READ sport suspension, crawl control, multi-terrain ABS, heated seats, leather interior, dual-zone air conditioning, 15-speaker JBL sound system, Bluetooth, navigation system with backup camera, smart-key with push-button start, third-row seat, and the sliding cargo tray. Fuel efficiency is rated at 12.6L/100km in the city and 9.2L/100km on the highway. Thumbs up—Powerful styling; solid V6; numerous off-road features. Thumbs down—Soft on-road handling. The bottom line—A brilliant SUV if you’re looking for a true SUV. david.chao@leansensei.com

Giving you 10 years of OpenRoad extras and 10 times the Difference During our 10th Anniversary, you could become 1 of our 10 winners! Enter our 10th Anniversary Guest Appreciation Contest for your chance to win 1 of 10 exciting getaways. Like our special retail offers, it’s all part of the many extras you can find at OpenRoad. * includes Freight & PDI plus levies and applicable taxes.

Very Vancouver City life meets luxury at OpenRoad Audi

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And likewise, Audi vehicles are built for those with an appreciation for fine leisure living amongst the hustle and bustle of our city. True to our brand, it’s all about the finer things in life at OpenRoad Audi in Vancouver. From our quintessential service, to our masterly knowledge, we always make your luxury experience Very Vancouver.

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F R ID AY, J U LY 16, 2010 T H E VAN C O U V E R C O U R I E R

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GET THE SUMMER’S HOTTEST TICKET

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ON 2010 OUTLANDER MODELS!

2010 Outlander XLS 4WD • 3.0L 230 hp V6 engine • Leather seating surfaces • Power sunroof • 6-speed automatic transmission with Sportronic® paddle shifters • Hill Start Assist • Super All-Wheel Control with Active Front Differential†

VANCOUVER MITSUBISHI

216 WEST 2ND AVENUE, VANCOUVER

w w w . v a n c o u v e r - m i t s u b i s h i . c a

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Smart customers always read the fi ne print. † Features listed are standard on 2010 Outlander XLS 4WD. Technical data, equipment and options are based on the latest information at time of printing and are subject to change without notice. Vehicles may not be exactly as shown. ‡/◊/¥/± For all offers, customers must sign contract and take delivery from dealer by August 3, 2010. All offers available only through participating dealers to qualifi ed retail customers in Canada and are only on approved credit. ‡ $1,000 discount ($750 from Mitsubishi Motors $250 from dealer) valid on the retail purchase/fi nance/lease of 2010 Lancer DE models only. $1,000 will be deducted from the negotiated purchase/fi nance/lease price after taxes and may be used towards down payment, monthly payments, or selling price. ± Selling price includes up to $1350 in destination for cars and $1450 in destination for SUVs. Taxes, $250 in delivery, $100 in air tax, $29 in environmental handling fees, $10 in vehicle registration fees, up to $75 in PPSA, registration, insurance, licensing, administration fees (if applicable), documentation fees, other dealer fees, and any additional provincial government fees are not included. See participating dealer for details. ◊ Purchase fi nancing at 0% APR available through Bank of Nova Scotia and Bank of Montreal for up 72 months on all new 2010 Lancer models and 60 months on all new Outlander models (Lancer GTS, Ralliart and Evolution models excluded). Financing example: 2010 Lancer DE (CL41-A C05)/ 2010 Outlander ES 2WD (CO45-A C04) with a MSRP of $15,998 (includes $1,000 discount)/$25,498 fi nanced at 0% over 72/60 months equals $223/$425 a month with a down payment of $0, a cost of borrowing of $0, and a total obligation of $15,998/$25,498. 2010 Lancer GTS/2010 Outlander XLS 4WD model shown with an MSRP of $23,598/$34,498. MSRPs exclude up to $1350 in destination for cars and $1450 in destination for SUVs, taxes, $250 in delivery, $100 in air tax, $29 in environmental handling fees, $10 in vehicle registration fees, up to $75 in PPSA, registration, insurance, licensing, administration fees (if applicable), documentation fees, other dealer fees, and any additional provincial government fees. ¥ No payments for 90 days. Offer applies to purchase fi nancing offers on select 2010 Lancer models (excludes Lancer Evolution) and all 2010 Outlander models through the Bank of Nova Scotia and Bank of Montreal. Interest charges (if any) will not accrue during the fi rst 60 days after purchaser signs contract for a participating vehicle. After the fi rst 60 days interest (if any) starts to accrue and the purchaser will repay principal and interest (if any) monthly over the term of the contract. * Whichever comes fi rst. Regular maintenance not included. See dealer or mitsubishi-motors.ca for warranty terms, restrictions and details. Not all customers will qualify. ** Best backed claim does not cover Lancer Evolution and Ralliart models. ® MITSUBISHI MOTORS, BEST BACKED CARS IN THE WORLD are trade-marks of Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. and are used under license.

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“If you’re looking for a real bang for your buck, the SX4 fits the bill.”

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187

*

bi-weekly payment + tax

bi-weekly payment + tax

Includes Freight and Fees. Taxes, License, Insurance, Registration extra.

Includes Freight and Fees. Taxes, License, Insurance, Registration extra.

Most fuel efficient Compact AWD in CanadaΔ

Down Payment ✓ Air Conditioning, ✓ Keyless Entry ✓ Power Package in all 2010s shown

2010 SX4 Hatchback

SX4 Hatchback JLX shown

AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA player • Auxiliary input jack • ABS with Electronic Brake Distribution • 6 Airbags • 2.0L DOHC engine with variable valve timing

2010 Grand Vitara JX 4WD

Grand Vitara JLX shown

4 Mode 4WD • AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA player (6 speakers) • Auxiliary input jack • ABS with Electronic Brake Distribution • 6 Airbags • Keyless Entry and Start System • 2.4L DOHC engine with variable valve timing

WARRANTY

All Suzuki vehicles come with a 5-year, 100,000 kilometre powertrain limited warranty and 3-year unlimited kilometre roadside assistance.

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ONSUMERS SHOULD READ THE FOLLOWING: All Inclusive Pricing means there are no surprises; our Purchase Financing offers include Delivery & Destination, $100 A/C Excise Tax, $72 PPSA, $399 Dealer Administration Fee, Customer Cash Incentive and Dealer Participation. Your only additional costs are the applicable taxes, license, registration and insurance. Vehicles may not be exactly as shown. Limited time offers are subject to change without notice. MSRP of a new 2010 SX4 Hatchback with manual transmission (model H3NB1H0) and 2010 Grand Vitara JX with automatic transmission (model L2NB5T0) is $19,661/$30,161 (includes $1,395/$1,595 destination and delivery, $100 AC tax, $72 PPSA and $399 Dealer Administration Fee). MSRP of models shown 2010 SX4 Hatchback JLX with CVT transmission (Model H3NB720) and 2010 Grand Vitara JLX with automatic transmission (Model L2MB5V0) is $26,661/$31,661 (includes $1,395/$1,595 destination and delivery, $100 AC tax, $72 PPSA and $399 Dealer Administration Fee). *Limited time finance offers available to qualified retail customers on approved credit. Special bi-weekly purchase finance offer is available for a 72/72 month term or for a total of 156/156 bi-weekly payments. The bi-weekly payment at 0%/0% purchase financing APR is $119/$187 with $0/$0 down payment. Cost of borrowing is $0/$0 for a total obligation of $18,564/$29,172 (includes $1,395/$1,595 destination and delivery, $100 AC tax, $72 PPSA and $399 Dealer Administration Fee). Customer Cash Incentive of $1,000/$1,000 included when purchase financing a 2010 SX4 HB with manual transmission (Model H3NB1H0) and 2010 Grand Vitara JX with automatic transmission (Model L2NB5T0). Dealer Participation Required. Information shown is based on the latest information available at time of print. See participating dealers for conditions and details. Dealer may sell for less. Offers end August 9, 2010. ΔAWD available as an option on the SX4 Hatchback. Based on Fuel Consumption Guide ratings published by Natural Resources Canada. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. Fuel economy estimates are determined by using Transport Canada approved testing methods.


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T HE VA N C O U V E R C O U R I E R F R I D AY, JULY 1 6 , 2 0 1 0

BRAND NEW FACILITY, SAME GREAT SERVICE.

Mazda’s Only Vancouver Dealer of Distinction Store 2010 MAZDA 5 Cash Purchase Price

Purchase Financing

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604.433.7779

2009

www.metrotownmazda.com

60 MOS.**

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$11,450

3,700

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KIA Soul 2010 MSRP Sale Price From Purchase price

• Special Service ......................................$29.95

SAVE UP TO

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800

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• Tune Up ....4 cyl. $48.95 | 6 cyl. $58.95 | 8 cyl. $68.95

FINANCE APR FOR UP TO

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KIA Forte 2010 MSRP Sale Price From Purchase price

Timing Belt Parts & Labour ................from $199 Muffler Special ..............................from $58.95 Front or Rear Brakes Parts & Labour from $68.95 Clutch Special Parts & Labour ............from $350 Complete Service Special ..................from $95

SAVE UP TO

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$15,450

1,800

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HURRY IN! OFFER ENDS AUGUST 3, 2010

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604-326-6868

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396 S.W. MARINE DRIVE, VANCOUVER

• tires • battery • starter • alternator • c.v. joint • front end • replace transmission • engine work • fuel system • shocks & struts

604 251-2600 • 830 CLARK DR. (at Venables)

$15,150

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up to 5L Castrol 6T 10W30

0% FINANCING ON ALL 2009 AND MOST 2010 ˚ REBATES VERY BY MODEL

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**0% purchase financing available on all 2010 Kia models for up to 48 months on approved credit (OAC). 0% purchase financing available on 2010 Rio (RO542A only)/2010 Forte (FO540A only)/2010 Rondo for up to 60 months on approved credit (OAC). Cash back varies by model and trim.*“No Payments Until Fall” (90 day payment deferral) applies to purchase financing offers on all new 2010 Kia models. No interest will accrue during the first 60 days of the finance contract. After this period interest starts to accrue and the purchaser will repay principal and interest monthly over the term of the contract. †Purchase price 2010 Rio EX (RO542A)/2010 Soul 1.6L MT (SO550A)/2010 Forte EX (FO540A) is $11,450/16,645/15,450 and includes a cash rebate of $3,700/$800/$1,800 based on an MSRP of $15,150/$17,445/$17,250. Delivery and destination fees of $1,455/$1,650/$1,455 included. All offers exclude license, insurance, other taxes, down payment and dealer administration fees. Other dealer charges may be required at the time of purchase. Certain restrictions may apply. Information in this advertisement is believed to be accurate at the time of print. Offer ends August 3rd, 2010. KIA is a trademark of Kia Motors Corporation.


F R ID AY, J U LY 16, 2010 T H E VAN C O U V E R C O U R I E R

445 Kingsway near 12th Ave in Vancouver

Phone www.destinationhyundai.com

D#31042

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T HE VA N C O U V E R C O U R I E R F R I D AY, JULY 1 6 , 2 0 1 0

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On July 15, 2010, Black’s unveils a brand new way for you to capture and share your memories.

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Offers only valid in-store July 15-18, 2010. While supplies last. N071510

See an Expert Associate in-store for more details.


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Vancouver Courier July 16th 2010

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