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Downtown Squamish


Downtown Squamish BIA • December 2012


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Enjoy seasonal tips and advice from local experts THIS MAGAZINE

Produced in collaboration with local businesses


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Christmas Downtown Squamish Magazine is designed to help YOU

Shop Local

You can support your local community by shopping at locally-owned businesses. Buy their products. Eat their food. Use their services. In turn, these locally owned and operated businesses will continually pump your hard-earned dollars back into the local economy by way of taxes, payrolls and purchases. It helps out the environment. Shopping locally saves transportation fuel. It nurtures our community. Studies show that local businesses donate to community causes. Support the businesses that support us. It creates jobs. Local businesses are the best at creating jobs for our residents. Shopping locally is an investment in the community. Local businesses are often owned by people who live here, work here and are invested in our city’s future. It boosts entrepreneurship and it keeps dollars circulating in our economy. Local businesses are more likely to utilize other local businesses and services. It improves your health. If you can walk to your local stores and become healthier in the process. Take the “Shop Local” pledge this holiday season. Squamish is only as successful as our local businesses.

Happy Holidays! from the Downtown Squamish BIA






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

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Downtown Squamish

DECEMBER 14 Christmas Caroling

Noon to 3pm

This group will be caroling on Cleveland Ave and various other locations throughout the holiday season, as well as performing at the downtown Christmas Market. Photos with Santa

3:00 - 9:00 pm

O’Siyam Pavilion will be transformed into Santa’s Workshop where you can tell Santa your special wish, get your photo taken, and receive a little gift. Christmas Market

Sunday December 9 7:00 pm SAM’s second annual Christmas Concert. NOVEMBER 25 take place at the Squamish The concert will Academy of InnMusic SecondCraft Avenue Howe Sound Annualon Christmas Fair and features some 10:00 am - 4:00 pm of SAM’s best student performers presenting seasonal music. Showcasing local professional artisans. Also a The performances will range from confident fundraiser and food drive for the local food bank. beginners playing “Jingle Bells” on the piano, Shoppers are encouraged to bring a canned food to traditional carols performed on the violin, item for admission. to contemporary favourites like “Santa Baby” sung by seasoned performers. There will be refreshments DECEMBER 9available and admission is by donation the door. ChristmasatConcert 7:00 pm Squamish Academy of Music on Second Avenue. See page - for more information. Home for the Holidays Visuals Art Show (Squamish Valley Artists Society) at the Foyer Gallery with various media from local artists. It’s all ‘Made in Squamish’ Show ends Dec 3.

3:00 - 9:00 pm

Pavilion Park and Cleveland Avenue, Downtown Squamish. Enjoy the sounds, smells, and sights of a traditional European outdoor Christmas market with a West Coast twist! Artisan crafts and unique gifts, gift wrapping and delicious local food to enjoy as you mingle with friends. Fun entertainment and live music for the young and young at heart. Santa Parade

7:00 pm

The parade route will start from the yacht club from Vancouver Street – then up 2nd Avenue to Pemberton and back down Cleveland to the O’Siyam Pavilion. At the end of the Parade there will be story time & hot chocolate in Stan Clarke Park with Mrs. Claus as well as a winter wonder playland for the kids. Gingerbread Warming House 3:00 - 6:45 pm Presented by the Squamish Arts Council Hot Drinks, Treats, Kid Crafts, Christmas Lights and Music, Donations to the Food Bank gladly accepted. Held at the Squamish Arts Council Building on Cleveland Ave. at Pavilion Park. Christmas Downtown Squamish EVENTS is sponsored in part by the Downtown Squamish Business Improvement Association



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BROHM LAKE CHRISTMAS 2007 story by Geraldine Guilfoyle photo by Doug Hackett Photography

Hiked the Brohm Lake trail today, including the ascent to Tantalus viewing area. Snow, crisp at times, slushy where the canopy gave way to the sun’s overtures. Huge trees lay smashed across the trail at regular intervals. Victims of the great gale that had roared across the Georgia Strait and up Howe Sound, causing havoc to old growth trees and inconvenience to those of us who rely on electricity for creature comforts. Trip with J was most memorable. The usual thrust and parry as we strove to accommodate disparate strengths and levels of fitness. To take the long loop or the short loop – today’s topic offered up for a marital spat, the clash of tongues ringing through the forest. Our dog at a loss, perplexed by her human guardians -

which to stay close to. Should she take sides? In the end the match was declared a tie – laughing at the absurdity of our wrangling, in the midst of awesome beauty. View trail required a strenuous scramble up a debris strewn, icy shoulder. Undisciplined muscles complained bitterly before the summit was attained. We persevered, shared a diet Coke to toast our achievement as we surveyed the Tantalus Range from our lofty position. Thoughts of a well-roasted turkey, succulent juices seeping into bread and pine nut stuffing, wooed us down from the mountaintop. The trail home brightened by sun-flecked paths meandering towards the promise of hearth and home.



finding Christmas It was 1992, the year we had the biggest case of the “bah humbugs”. The two of us were so fed up with what had become of Christmas. Meaningless gifts, unwarranted stress and no love! What had become of our favorite day? Had we just grown up and lost that feeling of Christmas? On December 23, 1992, we drove to a chalet in Austria. We had been there before and really loved the place. Upon arrival, the owner asked us what we were going to do for Christmas Eve and we told him the truth. Nothing! We told him of our decision not to celebrate Christmas. He just shrugged. The next morning, we decided to go to the neighboring town for lunch, a walk and a nice afternoon tea. It was getting dark by the time we decided to head back to the chalet and on the way it started to snow.

When we arrived at the chalet, all was still due to the snow falling and it was just incredibly beautiful. We did have a gift for each one of our daughters and the plan was that Karina was to get the kids changed into their PJs, while I got the gifts ready in the living room. Upon entering the living room, however, I noticed a little tree standing on the table with a shoebox full of different ornaments and some candles. On top of the shoebox was a piece of paper with the words, “There is no such thing as ‘no Christmas’”. The owner of the chalet had signed it! We had found Christmas again! Or had Christmas found us? I do not know, but in our opinion, this is what Christmas is all about. An unexpected gift from someone who truly believes in the spirit! Sponsored by Newport Market Written by Greg Fischer

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santa is coming! Get in a festive spirit at the Squamish Christmas Market. Santa Claus is coming to downtown - Friday, December 14th. Sit on Santa’s knee, let him know what your special wish is this year. Santa will have a little gift for you too. Cherish the moment forever and get a professional photo of your little one sitting on Santa Claus’s knee. Santa will be at O’Siyam Pavilion with the Squamish Christmas Market from 3:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday, December 14th. He will then hop in his sleigh with

Mrs. Claus to take a ride in this year’s Santa Parade starting at 7:00 pm. Find the perfect place to wave to Santa & Mrs. Claus - the parade route will travel up 2nd Avenue and back down Cleveland at O’Siyam Park. Together Santa and Mrs. Claus will take a magical walk through our new Stan Clarke Park that will be a winter wonderland, to greet everyone with a “Merry Christmas and a Ho Ho Ho”. Take the time to share in a story & cookies with Mrs. Claus. Santa will return to O’Siyam Pavilion around 8:00 pm to hear more Christmas wishes.

What is


Christmas wish?



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wine & beer pairings

Christmas to me is bringing great food, wine and company together Get them all in the same room and you’re sure to have a fantastic night. With so many traditions during the holidays, most people like to stick with turkey dinner. Serving a Riesling with turkey is delicious or you can bring out something unique like a dry rosé. Christmas ham is arguably the most popular dish served on Christmas day and as long as you are serving it fairly plain, Pinot Noir would be recommended. If you plan on using a sweet sauce, this wine will work but not as well as a really good beer: think American IPA. One year my family switched things up altogether and served some cuisine that we’d never tried before, fresh lobster with a lovely Margaret River Chardonnay; the pairing was perfect. Hosting a Christmas party is a big undertaking and more often than not all the planning is put into the food; drinks are mostly picked up at the last minute. This year, try planning your meal based on pairing your food with wine: it just makes everything so much better. Do you prefer a crisp Riesling or a fruity Pinot Gris to share your laughs over? Turkey would be a great pairing, and in my opinion BC is really shining with these two varieties right now. Tantalus Vineyards makes an

incredible Riesling and for Pinot Gris you could choose Summerhill, Lakebreeze or my personal favorite Ex Nihilo. My wife prefers European red wines with lots of character; so our night usually includes a bottle of Côtes du Rhône and I’ll pair this with my family’s tradition of roast beef, Yorkshire pudding, mashed potatoes and root vegetables. For a small town, Squamish people really know their beer. It’s probably got something to do with having one of Canada’s best breweries, Howe Sound Brewry in downtown Squamish. People are now beginning to explore outside of our area and are enjoying great craft beers from Belgium, Portland, Quebec and other areas known for great microbrews. It’s not unusual now for people to skip wine altogether and just choose excellent beer to go with their Christmas dinner. Whatever your beverage of choice, I encourage you to stop by Scotties. I’ll be happy to help you personally start your party planning. I look forward to sharing some of our traditions with you.

Sponsored by Scotties Liquor Store Article by Scott McQuade



Holiday gifts & housewares

Stocking stuffers for everyone

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The best part about holiday flowers is that the foundations of most floral arrangements are made with a variety of evergreens, branches and berries. These tend to last for weeks and bring the fragrance and beauty of the festive season to your home. Simply replace spent blooms with a few new ones every week or so for a beautiful fresh piece to last through all your winter days. Here are just a few ways to use flowers and evergreens to bring the spirit of celebration to your home this season. Sponsored by Billie’s Flower House Written by Alanna Volp

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Entryway: Fill large pots or our rusty urns with evergreen boughs and berries and make a statement with striking cherry red or modern white branches and baubles.

Mantle decor: Go for a traditional garland or use a contemporary styled mantelpiece that, with the addition of a few fresh blooms, will become your table centerpiece for holiday dinners!

Wreaths bring the spirit of the holidays to your doorstep! Try something different and go for a square boxwood wreath, a magnolia wreath, a pine cone and cotton wreath, or let us dress an evergreen wreath with the fun natural elements you know and love.

Display sets of tall narrow vases in varying heights with twigs or berries inside and floating candles in whites, chocolates, reds or metallics to bring a touch of romance and whimsy. Take creative freedom to design a show-stopping party arrangement that will be a conversation piece for the entire season.



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Healthy for the Holidays


To avoid sickness eat less; to prolong life worry less. ~ Chu Hui Weng When it comes to combining health with the holiday season, the two never seem to fit quite right. Feelings of guilt slowly percolate into the subconscious, as the celebratory gatherings with friends and loved ones require immense strength in order to prevent holiday overindulgence. Now, as your Naturopathic Doctor, I should be telling you all the reasons why you should not inhale your food, eat too many carbohydrates and simple sugars or drink too much alcohol. Also, make sure you receive plenty of rest and exercise during the festive season. These suggestions are highly recommended and you and I both know that these guidelines far exceed any medical intervention. However, some of us may have a few incidents, where we are not sticking to our strict regime towards a life of health and longevity and we will struggle against the powers of persuasion and temptation. For these reasons, I have decided to give you some ammunition, which can help alleviate some of the common digestive complaints associated with the holiday season. Proper digestion truly is the route to better health, therefore a focus on this at any time of the year is essential. However, with the added stress of the Christmas season it becomes more apparent that we should pay close attention to our digestive system as it usually takes a beating. Here are some common digestive herbs, which I find very useful to stimulate the digestive juices, prevent bloating, gas and stomach cramping and improve liver function. They include: Chamomile, licorice root, gentian, ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, rosemary, thyme and fennel. These can all be taken as tea, preferably half an hour before or after meals. Dark leafy greens also activate digestion, hence, having a salad as your appetizer is a good idea. Remember, “bitter foods� are better for you.

Sponsored by Squamish Integrated Health Article by Dr. Dawn Gareau, ND

Some other well-known remedies, which are probably lurking in your alcohol cabinet and have traditionally been used to promote digestive health, include: Angostura, Sambuca, Jägermeister, Unicum and Campari. Half an ounce before diner is all you need, not half the bottle! The above suggestions are only temporary measures and will not address the root cause of your symptoms. You need to take care of your body, or at least give it the same respect and admiration as you would your vehicle, namely regular maintenance!



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KELLY’S COOKIES Sponsored by Chef Big D’s Written by Kelly Stangowitz

Meringue Cookies This is a low fat offering for those worried about over indulging at Christmas time! Make these the day of and enjoy a guilt-free treat… 2 egg whites Dash of salt ½ tsp lemon flavouring ¼ tsp cream of tartar 2/3 cup granulated sugar 1 tsp finely shredded lemon peel Small yellow gumdrops Coarse yellow decorating sugar

Macadamia Shortbread

with Lemon Curd Dip Sticks of shortbread cookies never tasted so good, thanks to the tangy lemon dip... a little twist on traditional! 1 ¼ c. all-purpose flour 3 tbsp brown sugar ½ c. butter 2 tbsp finely chopped macadamia nuts Combine flour and brown sugar in a bowl. Cut in butter till mixture resembles fine crumbs and starts to cling. Stir in macadamia nuts. Form mixture into a ball; knead till smooth. Pat or roll dough on a lightly floured surface into an 11 ¼ x 6 inch rectangle. Cut into 21/4 x ¾ inch strips. Place strips about 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a 325 oven about 10 minutes or till bottoms just start to brown. Transfer to wire racks to cool. Serve with Lemon Curd Dip. Makes 40. Lemon Curd Dip… Combine ¾ cup lemon curd, ¾ cup sour cream, ¼ tsp ground ginger. Makes about 1 ½ cups.

Let egg whites stand in a large mixing bowl for 30 minutes. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Add lemon flavouring, cream of tartar, and dash salt to egg whites. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed till soft peaks form. Gradually add granulated sugar, 1 tbsp at a time, beating on high speed till stiff peaks form and sugar is almost dissolved. Fold in lemon peel. Drop meringue by rounded teaspoons 11/2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Place a small lemon gumdrop on each meringue mound. Spread a rounded teaspoon of meringue over each gumdrop, swirling the top. Sprinkle lightly with coarse yellow decorating sugar. Bake in a 300 oven about 18-20 minutes or till cookies just start to turn brown, turn oven off and let cookies dry in oven with the door closed for 10 minutes. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool. Makes 30. Store leftover cookies, if there are any, in a tightly covered container at room temperature. For a different flavour, add mint extract instead of the lemon, and omit the gumdrop.



Kim Fairall, RMT

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