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Downtown Squamish BIA | DECEMBER 2013

Downtown Squamish BIA • DECEMBER 2013


Fine furnishings at a fair price & outstanding customer service Quality Canadian-made Upholstery Custom Solid Wood Furniture Mattresses, Futons, Bedding Unique Gifts & Accessories Open daily

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FURNISHING & DECORATING HOMES OF SEA TO SKY FOR OVER 25 YEARS 38052 Cleveland Avenue Squamish 604.892.6369 Like us on Facebook for updates on stock & sales.

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QUALITY INTERIORS


Table of

CONTENTS

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DELIGHT YOUR SENSES by Billie’s Flower House

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CHRISTMAS ALE

by Scotties Liquor Store

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THE MAGIC OF TRADITIONS

by Kaos Kids

10 BEAUTIFUL GIFTS

For Under $20

13 SQUAMISH CHRISTMAS MARKET Downtown Squamish 14 PASSPORT TO SHOP & WIN

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16 HOLIDAY EVENTS

Complete listing of holiday events Downtown Squamish

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And Light Up Stan Clarke Park

19 8 WAYS TO TRULY ENJOY

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21 MADE WITH LOVE & BUTTER

Recipes from Anna Davies and the Ledge Cafe

23 WINTER POSTCARDS

Prize winners from the local high schools to a challenge by the Squamish Writers Group & the Downtown Squamish BIA.

24 THE HALLELUJAHS by Jude Goodwin

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THIS MAGAZINE WAS PRODUCED by the Downtown Squamish BIA in collaboration with local businesses. Design and DTP by Goodwin Studios. Printing by Garibaldi Graphics.


contemporary and traditional bouquets and event pieces holiday centrepieces and beautiful fresh arrangements front entrance, wreaths, and garland beautiful eclectic gifts and holiday decorations workshops and classes worldwide floral delivery extended holiday hours personalised friendly service 38082 Cleveland - www.billiesflowerhouse.com - 604-892-9232

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Delight

BILLIES FLOWER HOUSE 604 892 9232 38082 Cleveland Ave billiesflowerhouse.com

YOUR SENSES Celebrate the holidays with warm authentic hospitality and a store brimming with creativity and ideas. Not to mention beautiful flowers, plants and gifts.

CELEBRATE

your senses with the aromas of pine, cedar, fir and juniper, narcissus and cinnamon. Having evergreens in your home by way of a wreath, centerpiece, mantelpiece, garland or outdoor porch urns bring the festivities into your home and sweet fragrance of the holidays will greet you each day.

ILLUMINATE

your spirit. Having candles in your home honours the return of light. This holiday, choose healthy burning soy and beeswax candles or

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new Patch NYC candles with amazing masculine fragrances like “stag, owl, bear, and whale’. REALite flameless candles have a timer and a flickering flame and are the best on the market.

DECORATE

your home, your tree, your table and even your gifts with carefully curated ornaments and other unique finds or consider rental décor such as burlap runners, candelabras, antlers and lanterns. You can decorate with finds from nature too. Craft a centerpiece using mason jars, pine cones, cedar and moss.

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Use fragrant evergreens for a long lasting base, then add twigs, mosses, pine cones and succulents for a touch of nature. Bring in some colour with baubles and a few fresh floral blooms to refresh the arrangement every so often. Join Billies Flower House for holiday workshops. See page for details.

GIVE living art. Consider a long lasting living wall or hanging terrarium that gives life all year round or give flowers weekly or monthly with free delivery to the flower lovers in your life.


Local Travel Agency serving Sea to Sky for over 35 years. Selling Dream Vacations, Cruises, All Inclusives, Tours, Exotic Destinations, International Tickets, Groups, Disney, Travel Insurance.

“A ship is always safe at the shore but that is not what it is built for.” Albert Einstein

Newport Market 38078 Cleveland Ave Downtown Squmish

604 892 5991

christine.sunsational@shawbiz.ca

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Christmas Ale Your friends are good people. The best. When Christmas comes remember that. Beer says love. And a beer that you pick personally— let’s say a dark, wintry stout suited to luscious beef roasts and crème brulee—shows you care enough to be choosy, to find a beer worthy of your loved one. Make sure to take the time. Craft your relationships with care and remember that good people drink good beer. The best people drink  craft beer made in small batches by craftsmen with geek-level interest in quality and selection of ingredients.  Craft beer gets as dark and inky as a Squamish sky come the winter months. I recommend the Pothole Filler Stout, which is made by local pioneers at Squamish’s own Howe Sound Brewing. Blackstrap molasses, chocolate, and licorice notes fill this flip-top, potstopper—which is resealable, reusable, and a great gift for the friend who values green packaging. For the vegan  on your list, try UK brewer Samuel Smith’s Organic Chocolate Stout. The Stonecutter Scotch Ale, made by Renaissance of New Zealand tastes like eating caramels by the woodstove. Drink  these beers in solid glasses with solid friends. Be merry.

37991 Second Ave 604 892 3422 scottiesliquor.com

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When you’re sitting fireside with your most cherished during the holidays eating nuts and cheese and shortbread, slapping your knees while your cheeks redden, remember that smallscale can be big. Taking the time to choose only the finest is a principle that applies to giving, friendship, and beermaking. It doesn’t have to be complicated. It doesn’t have to come at a  great expense. It just has to be good. 

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the Magic

OF TRADITIONS Whatever your traditions, and however they evolve, it`s the family time and childhood memories that are most precious. With the holidays approaching I’ve spent a lot of time preparing for the big shopping rush. I’ve thought a lot about traditions, and how differently people celebrate. Many Christmas traditions revolve around faith and food. Others are influenced by generosity and the changing times. I’m struck by how my own family traditions have evolved. As a young girl growing up in Squamish, traditions included those from the families of both my parents. I have fond memories of Christmas preparations; decorating the tree, setting up the nativity scene, baking shortbread, reading “’Twas the Night Before Christmas”, a pot of bubbling Tortiere filling on the stove for the pies my French Canadian mother would make. Christmas Eve was always the time for opening one gift, new PJ’s to wear that night. Some years my mom woke us, after returning from Midnight Mass, to enjoy a feast and open gifts as her family had done. Other years we waited until the next morning for Santa’s surprises. Regardless of when we opened the gifts, my dad would customarily pipe up, “Now, hold on, we don’t need to open everything at once. Why don’t we save some for the afternoon?”. He never, ever got his way. Since becoming a mother myself I have continued many of the traditions. After all, what would Christmas be without a batch of Grandma Towers’ scrumptious Sugar Cookies (or my father telling me, again, that his mother never iced them). I’ve also incorporated traditions from my husband’s family and those of close friends. But despite the many sweets of the season I have

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made one change for the sake of healthier teeth; a switch from the advent calendars of my youth to one’s with a small toy each day. A few weeks ago my children asked when their Elf, Losée, (Elf on the Shelf) would be back. This is a recent tradition for my family. Last year the kids had so much fun catching this spy from Santa in compromising situations that it challenged my husband and I to come up with some pretty creative ideas. I was amazed to watch their imaginations at work and loved encouraging their capacity to believe. Someday I will no doubt repeat another family tradition - the nameless gift under the tree, presented to one child to open only to have it snatched back and given to their sibling. All because mom bought and wrapped it so long ago that she can’t remember who it’s for. Love you mom! So take the time to focus on what`s most important to you and make it magical for your children. Merry Christmas Everyone! 38090 Cleveland Ave 604 892 5567


Beautiful Gifts

for under $20 by Cindy Cardiff

As the holiday season ramps up, it is incredibly easy for the gift list to spiral out of control, and as the number of recipients goes up, so does the credit card bill. Here’s a great way to help you keep your spending – and your blood pressure– under control this year. Look for gifts that are $20 and under and save the big ticket items for only the closest people in your life.

Cindy has put together a lovely catalogue of under $20 gifts featuring products from downtown Squamish stores. You’ll find fun and beautiful, cozy and lovely with plenty of cuteness and trends to go around. $20 will get you 2 Stamps on your Passport to Shop & Win Card! See page 14.

Wonderful selection of glass ornaments. Anna’s Attic

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Soaps, perfumes, candles, and flowers. Billie’s Flower House

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Notebooks and Journals. Locally made chocolate. Garibaldi Graphics Xocolatl Chocolate Creations


Kati tea brewing systems. Lucas Teas

Soaps and one of a kind gifts. The Hive

Sporks (and other sporting accessories). Outwest Sports Rainbow of scarves. Whistler Stop Boutique

Color bugs or brushes. Cut ‘n Loose

Miniatures for stocking stuffers. Scotties Liquor Store

Entertaining games for the whole family. Kaos Kids

Stylish Pook socks. Fetish Footwear

Great toques or scarves. Random Fun earrings or necklaces. Funky Monkey

Peacock feathers, plants, or pots. The Art Garden

Beautiful wool or delicious gelato. Newport Market

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Name brand T-shirts. Sequence Board Shop


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Christmas Market Enjoy the sounds, smells and sights of Squamish’s Traditional European Outdoor Christmas Market with a West Coast Twist! Carol Singing Traditional and Modern Delicious Local Food To enjoy as you mingle with friends Fun Entertainment For the young and young at heart Artisan Crafts & Unique Gifts Lovingly created Gift Wrapping Services

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PARTICIPATING DOWNTOWN STORES Collect Stamps when you shop HERE

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November 1 - December 20 Shop @ Participating Downtown Businesses

“Collect stamps� On your Passport Card

and enter for a chance to win $250, $500 or a

Grand Prize of $1000 Downtown Dollars Listen to Mountain FM for Weekly Prizes of $100 Downtown Dollars. Find hidden bonus code on your passport cards. One stamp per $10 purchase (except on Tuesdays during November when you get 2 stamps per $10 purchase). Drop off completed cards at participating downtown stores. Make sure all your cards are in by NOON on December 20 for your chance to WIN!

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MORE HOLIDAY EVENTS ARTISTS’ CHRISTMAS MARKET Friday Dec 6 | 3:00 - 9:00 pm SAC Building, Pavilion Park Original artwork, beautiful weaving, ceramics, STEAMPUNK metal work, unique jewelry and much much more will be featured for gift purchases. Delicious holiday nibbles and refreshments will be part of our event. Maybe an elf or two... HOLIDAY SOCIAL BY THE FIRE Friday Dec 20 | 5:00 - 8:00 pm Stan Clarke Park Experience the magic of Christmas in your own back yard Free festive fun for kids old and young. Presented by the District of Squamish. Shop local, be merry

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CAROL SING AT SAM 3 Mondays Dec 2nd, 9, 16 | 5:30 – 6:30 Squamish Academy of Music, 38121 Second Avenue Sing a long with your favourite carols, new and oldSquamish Cost: $15 / person for any number of sessions $20 / family for any number of sessions

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SAM’s 3rd ANNUAL SEASONAL CONCERT Sunday Dec 15 | 7:00pm Squamish Academy of Music, 38121 Second Avenue Join us for a concert of seasonal music featuring students of the Squamish Academy of Music. Admission By Donation COFFEE CONCERT Saturday Dec 7 | 3;30pm Squamish Academy of Music, 38121 Second Avenue Seasonal Favourites featuring the Tantalus Chamber Ensemble, Kayla Matzen, Melissa Braun, and more! Join SAM and HSPAA for a 40 minute family concert featuring seasonal favourites in support of Access Music Education. Admission by Donation to Access Music Education A CHRISTMAS CAROL Eagle Eye Theatre, in Howe Sound High School Nov 28, 29, 30. Dec 4, 5, 6, 7 | 8:00 pm. Matinees on Sat at 2:00 pm Between Shifts Theatre presents the classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge, his ghosts, and his redemption.

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Mardi Gras

and

Christmas Market

Santa brings Mardi Gras to the 2013 Santa Parade

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Shop where the locals shop on the way downtown ENTERTAINING MADE EASY!

Order your gourmet party tray, let us do all the work so you can enjoy the party! (When ordering please allow 24 hours notice.) Open Every Day 7:55 am - 9:05 pm | 1200 Hunter Place, Squamish | Tel: 604-815-0733

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8 WAYS

TO TRULY ENJOY

CHRISTMAS Toss up the Christmas lights and throw on some carols, but nothing says Christmas like the smell of a fresh cut evergreen… make it easy on yourself, grab a scented candle or a smelly Christmas soap and Voila!

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If you see the perfect gift grab it now! Don’t put yourself in the position of scrambling the week before Christmas when all that’s left for your favourite uncle Charlie is a pink sparkly moustache comb.

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Bring a camera for this one. You’re never

too old to sit on Santa’s lap. Have something to talk about for next Christmas.

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Take in a Christmas show. Whether

Winter activities.

Snowshoe, skating, cross country skiing or going for a sleigh ride are all great ways to work up an appetite!

it’s your child’s Christmas performance extraordinaire, the Nutcracker or Between Shifts Theater performing A Christmas Carol, nothing will give you that warm and fuzzy feeling like a good holiday show!

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If you’re still one of ‘those’ who still writes Christmas cards start now.

An essay is not required! One touching sentence will suffice. There’s no better time to reach out to your long lost cousin (you never know if they’re going to win the lottery someday, it’s better to be in their good books).

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38104 Cleveland Ave 604 815 4483

No stress shopping.

It’s time to sit down with family and reminisce about the good old days. Grab a

glass (or more) of mulled wine and have a giggle about Christmas’ past.

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This brings us to FOOD! My Mother

always says “there’s no limit at Christmas”. It’s the only time I don’t get the evil eye when going up for thirds!

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Make it easy on yourself. Start your

baking, start ticking things off your Christmas list; allow yourself the time to enjoy your friends and family. Snuggle by the fire place with some eggnog. And, don’t forget to laugh.


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Made With

LOVE & BUTTER by Anna Davies

Butter + flour + sugar = done.  Simple simple! In the spirit of Christmas, I thought orange zest was appropriate & lovely. Rubbing the zest into the sugar before it is creamed into the butter allows the zest to release its fragrance & flavor more than if you simply just mixed it into the batter at the end of the mixing process. 

ORANGE ZEST SHORTBREAD Makes approximately 24 bars, depending on size. 1 1/2 cup (3 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan 3 cups all-purpose flour 1-1 1/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 1/2-2 tablespoon orange zest 2/3 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips or chunks, melted over a double boiler (optional)

Presented by The Ledge Cafe & Anna Davies cheekybaker.com | theledgecafe.com MORE RECIPES NEXT PAGE >

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Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place parchment paper in a 13 x 9 cake pan, or grease with butter. Sift together flour and salt in a small bowl. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer on medium, cream butter until fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes. Rub orange zest into sugar until fragrant. Add sugar, and continue to beat until very light in color and fluffy, scraping down sides of bowl as necessary, about 2 minutes more. Add flour mixture, and beat on low, scraping bowl if necessary, until flour is just incorporated and dough sticks together when squeezed. Pat dough into prepared pan. Use a paring knife to score dough into bars; prick all over in even intervals with a wooden skewer or fork. Bake until firm in the center and just starting to color, about 50 minutes. Transfer pan to a wire rack, and let cool completely.  Melt chocolate in a stainless steel bowl over a small saucepan of boiling water. Drizzle melted chocolate over shortbread with a fork until desired design or amount is applied. Once cooled a bit, cut into bars. 


Browned Butter Snickerdoodles

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LOVE & BUTTER by Anna Davies

What can capture the essence of Christmas better than the scent of cinnamon & nutty browned butter? These cookies are delicious, and sure to be a hit! These are best enjoyed with good friends & family around a fireplace, sharing stories & laughter. Makes: approximately 24 cookies. > FInd this recipe here: www.cheekybaker.com/2/ post/2012/12/browned-butter-snickerdoodles.html

Pumpkin Pie Bars 

(gf, sugar-free, & almost dairy-free) Everyone needs a signature, go-to pumpkin recipe in their arsenal, right? These are sure to be a crowd-pleaser, even for those with a pesky food allergy. You can’t even tell these are gluten-free, sugar-free, & almost dairy-free! Creamy, nutty, and completely irresistible. And yes, you can have the leftovers for breakfast.  > FInd this recipe here:www.cheekybaker.com/2/ post/2013/10/pumpkin-pie-bars-gf-sugar-free-almostdairy-free.html

38084 Cleveland Ave, Downtown Squamish

(604) 567-4568 Open 6:00 am - 7:00 pm Daily

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Winter

PRIZE WINNERS: Winter Postcard Challenge by Tatumn Page

Sponsored by the Squamish Writers Group and the Downtown Squamish BIA. Open to High School Students

Wiiihn-tehr. The word tastes dry. Sandy grit on my tongue, as I watch snowflakes fall for the first time in fifteen years of life. Winter; what an absurd concept, that the constant heat I’d once been swaddled in would slide away from me as loose silk on slim shoulders will. Though I am not a foreigner to an arid world, the word tastes dry. An unfortunate chant moves through this land that starts in snow and frozen strands of ribbon river twisting on the water’s dead, silent command. In one moment I realize that the California sun, the sun that permeates December chills and February fogs can not reach me here in the heart of Squamish. Even in the sun, it is cold. An unfortunate chant moves through this land that starts in snow and frozen strands of ribbon river twisting on the water’s dead, silent command. I pull at my arms like the sleeves of a too long sweater and wrap them around my body, but goose flesh is my new dogging companion. “Win-ter...Win-ter,” the ground slushes, as if solely to remind me that it is snow - not mud - I feel caking boots strange over my unwelcoming toes. “Winter,” ten toes hiss at me in their silent way, claustrophobic and angry at the suffocation they suffer in three inch thick socks. An unfortunate chant moves through this land that starts in snow and frozen strands of ribbon river twisting on the water’s dead, silent command.

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SILENCE OF WINTER

by Karla Cruz

not so much winter as the come and go of rain and snow and cloud and grey grey grey wonderland existing in pockets of down filled coats gloves forgotten at home fingers finding warmth in others breath, a visible reminder of how good it is to breathe in the exhilaration of air damp asphalt under heavy boots a clear night stars moon the bright of snow reflection of streetlight inhale sanctity


The HAllelujahs by Jude Goodwin

Tonight I replaced the bulbs on an old porch string of lights, the deep colours lit up the garden again maybe the 60th time for me, and every year I cup my hands around each the red, the yellow, the green and the deep blue. Hello again I whisper. Will there come a time when I won’t want this? Will there come a time when I won’t put up the creche, or hang the snowflakes, when we won’t debate over who cooks the turkey and how much money to spend on each other, won’t stand in the freezing park waiting for the Christmas Train or race from one venue to another so as not to miss a single song or nativity, when we won’t unwrap the old carol books and lamely find their chords on the out of tune piano, won’t paint sparkle glue on the holiday cards and twist pipe cleaners into skiing snow men, when we won’t reunite with old old friends, watch black and white movies on the television and groan every time we hear Frosty thumpity thump thumping over the hills, when I won’t wake up and hear the hallelujahs, sometimes in the rain or the river winds, sometimes muffled by a blanket of new snow, the hallelujahs coming from the radio and the coffee pot and the icicles dripping outside our windows and the sun, the hallelujahs and the sun on Christmas morning.

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WHAT 'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT PANAGO PIZZA? Lots actually. For one thing, you won’t find any fake colours or added MSG in our pizzas. Plus, our dough is made fresh daily, we have an awesome multigrain crust + over 40 delicious recipes to choose from.

15–1347 Pemberton Avenue SQUAMISH

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Squamish

Your Hometown Store If it is on sale at Sears, it’s on sale in Squamish. Why make the drive?

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Reasons to shop at Sears Squamish

LOWEST PRICE GUARANTEED. We will not only match, but beat any competitor’s price by 10% of the difference*. *On major appliances and vacuums. Some restrictions apply. See store for complete details.

2. We SERVICE what we sell. Our service department can be reached at 1-800-469-4663 24/7. 3. LOCAL, hometown service with friendly, knowledgeable staff. 4. CONVENIENCE. If it’s on sale at Sears, it’s on sale right here at Sears in Squamish. 5. MASS INVENTORY and selection! LARGE showroom filled with major appliances, vacuums, electronics, mattresses, lawn and garden, fitness equipment and so much more! 6. We sell KENMORE. CANADA’S #1 selling brand of home appliances. 7. We sell all leading NATIONAL BRAND major appliances including Whirlpool, Maytag, LG, Frigidaire, GE, Amana, Bosch, KitchenAid, Inglis, Samsung and more. 8. INTEREST-FREE PAYMENT options when you use your Sears Card or Sears MasterCard! 9. DELIVERY and removal of old appliances at a nominal charge. 10. PEACE OF MIND! Protect your investment with optional protection agreements.

SEARS SQUAMISH 1416 Winnipeg Street Downtown Squamish

(604) 892-3521

Hours: Mon-Sat: 9:30am - 5:30pm

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2013 Downtown Squamish BIA Christmas Magazine