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Thank you. Last month we launched a pilot issue of Guidebook to see how well response would be to this new publication. We thought the idea of a magazine for international students was a good idea, but were not sure how well it would be received by readers, by industry experts, and by advertisers. We felt a bit nervous when that first pilot issue came off the press. In our hands was the result of months of planning and work. We were proud of the results of our work, and hoped that response to Guidebook would be positive.


It felt a bit like bringing someone you like –maybe a girlfriend or a boyfriend—home to meet your parents for the first time. You want your family to like your new friend, and to see good in your friend that you see. We are very happy to report that response to Guidebook was incredibly positive. Readers who saw the pilot issue liked the idea of a

magazine for international students, and were eager to find out more. The industry experts thought Guidebook was serving an audience that was not being reached. These experts offered feedback and advice which we have used to improve the magazine. We want to connect with our readers, so we are running the first Guidebook survey. This will help us understand the interests and needs of our audience. We plan to use our readers’ suggestions and feedback to direct us. We will never stop changing to meet your needs. Finally, and importantly, we would like to thank our elected officials for their congratulatory letters and well wishes on the launch of the first issue of Guidebook. It is an honour to be acknowledged by these individuals who represent our communities, and work so hard to ensure that our voices are heard. We are proud to share these messages with our readers. o Larry Pellizzari/ Guidebook

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| LetterOpinion Hello guidebook, my name is Jason and I just wanted to thank you guys for publishing this kind of magazine for international students like me. I very much look forward to the following issues. I would like to share few of my concerns as an international student with you guys. And perhaps you can take my concerns into consideration

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Study hard. Do your homework. Get good marks. And when the books are put away, play hard. Experience all that Metro Vancouver has to offer, and let Guidebook help you. We cover community events, the arts, festivals, and things happening about town. We also present issues around education, immigration policy, and changes to the visa process. We will bring you information that is useful and relevant to you, whether you are here for a few months, or for a lifetime. But we also want to follow issues and stories that interest you. To help us do this, we have designed a survey. The survey will help us understand who our readers are, and what issues are important to you. Take a few minutes to let us know your interests and opinions by completing the survey and you’ll also be entered into our contest to win $100 in gift certificates. We know that you–our readers—come from around the world, from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. You hope to

come away from your time here with an education. But what more do you want from your stay in BC? We encourage you to explore your new home while you are here. Make friends with people from other countries; embrace the rich cultural diversity that is at your doorstep every day. Try different cuisines, and participate in cultural events that will enrich your understanding of the way people in other countries celebrate. Explore the city and the region. And let us know what you find. We would love to hear your stories and share them with other Guidebook readers. We welcome your ideas and feedback anytime. If you have ideas for a story, or want Guidebook to explore an issue, send us an email or give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you, and invite you to be part of the Guidebook community. We’ll be presenting fresh stories and information every two week. Be sure to check out our classified section where you can buy, sell, and trade with other readers. It’s been a real pleasure putting this issue together. I sincerely hope you enjoy it. Study hard. Play harder. And take Guidebook with you. o


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Here Comes Christmas! Christmas is just around the corner, and with it come celebrations of light and tradition. Look forward to a sleighload of activity and excitement as we get closer to the big day! Here are a few of the many local holiday favourites worth checking out.

Christmas Kick off the holiday season in high-flying fashion at North Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain Peak of Christmas, where festivities include sleigh rides through the forest, skating on the 743-square-metre outdoor rink, Christmas movie classics at the Theatre in the Sky, and a visit with Santa and his reindeer. November 23 - December 24. Capilano Suspension Bridge Park holds their annual holiday event, Canyon Lights, from November 30 - January 4. This crowd-pleaser features hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights on the Suspension Bridge, Treetops Adventure and the nail-biting Cliffwalk, a thrilling 213-metre

walkway made up of viewing platforms and staircases. Check out one of the world’s tallest living Christmas trees — reaching 47 metres or 152 feet — frosted with thousands of sparkles. In Richmond, Christmas in Steveston Village starts on December 1st with St. Nick arriving at Fisherman’s Wharf by whale-watching boat. A day-long party will feature photos with Santa, horse-drawn carriage rides, shopping and dining in the village, and plenty of surprises. Bright Nights in Stanley Park, from December 5 to January 5, promises hot chocolate and roasted chestnuts, performers, choirs, a “North Pole� featuring Santa and a

forest-fringed train ride with over three million sparkling lights,. The event is a yearly fundraiser for the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund. The Festival of Lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden, from December 11 to January 4 is another bright spot on the winter calendar. This annual showcase transforms one of Vancouver’s favourite garden settings into a lush winter wonderland, courtesy of 1.4 million luminescent lights.;

stops to admire the view. The annual Carol Ship Parade of Lights offers the opportunity to enjoy the spirit of Christmas along Coal Harbour, December 6 – 23. The event spotlights boats bedecked in dazzling lights, complete with a chorus of singing voices.

Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village Museum From Saturday November 23 to Friday January 03, 2014 at 6501 Deer Lake Ave, Set free the singer in you with the Burnaby. Enjoy the old-fashioned Vancouver Trolley Company’s atmosphere with traditional enterKaraoke Christmas Lights tainment, demonstrations, hands-on Trolley Tour, from December 11 to activities and exhibits from the 30. Belt out holiday classics while early 1900s. Musicians, entertaincruising through the light displays ers, demonstrators, storytellers, at Stanley Park and VanDusen community choirs and heritage Botanical Garden, with frequent crafts are also scheduled through-


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are at the Orpheum Theatre. Saturday, November 2, 8PM; Sunday November 3, 2PM; and Monday November 4, 8PM. Tickets and information 604-876-3434. 1IPUP7BODPVWFS"RVBSJVN 5IF.FUSPQPMJUBO.VTFVNPG"SU *NBHFTPVSDF"SU3FTPVSDF /:

Pianist Benedetto Lupo plays a program of Brahms and Tchaikovsky on Sunday, November 3, 3 PM at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. Lupo has been described as “an exceptionally fine pianist who has a remarkably fine touch and beautiful tone control� (The Oregonian). This will be his debut appearance for the Vancouver Recital Society. 604-602-0363


Come to Vancouver’s Granville Island in December and take in the festive atmosphere, thanks to carollers and plenty of sweet seasonal treats. The Vancouver Aquarium, the annual Luminescence a Celebration Of Aquatic Light with an aquatic light show, partially powered by electric eels, 4-D Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas viewings in the theatre and glimpses of Scuba Claus, November 28 January 22.; If you find yourself in Victoria over the holiday season, visit the folks from Victoria’s Discover the Past. Guides dressed in costume will lead you through 19th century traditions in Christmas in Old Victoria. Or you could visit the ghosts and ghastly tales of Victoria with Ghosts of Christmas Past. Afterwards, warm your spirits

at Craigdarroch Castle, where seasonal finery, musical performances, and entertainment will fill you with holiday cheer.;

Phoenix Chamber Choir kicks off its 2013-2014 season on November 9th at 7:30 PM, and celebrates its 30th Anniversary by presenting Lucis with works by Britten, Lauridsen, and many more. The concert will be followed by a reception, to mark the special occasion. Shaughnessy Heights United Church, 1550 West 33rd Avenue in Vancouver. Tickets ($10-25; free for K-12 students) call 604-757-0389 or email CHOR LEONI MEN’S CHOIR explores themes of remembrances and memories in Memory Eternal -- a diverse program that includes works by Dominick Argento, Johannes Brahms, Arvo Pärt, Billy Joel, Iron and Wine as well as Haitian folk songs and Indian Ragas. The concert will include readings and end with Rupert Lang’s beloved Kontakion. November 11th, 7:30 PM at St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church, 1022 Nelson Street in Vancouver. Tickets 1-877-840-0457 or online o By Guidebook

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EVENTS: Music Vancouver Opera presents Tosca by Giacomo Puccini, a glorious, gritty drama of love, corruption and evil in Italian with English subtitles. Runs from October 26 to November 3 with evening performances at 7:30 PM, and a November 3 matinĂŠe performance at 2 PM. All performances are at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre and run about 2 hours 32 minutes (including 2 intermissions). Tickets and information 604-683-0222 A Scottish Fantasy, with Nicola Benedetti: Scottish violinist, Nicola Benedetti plays selections from Debussy, Bruch and Mendelssohn. Benedetti has been praised worldwide by critics and audiences alike, and her extraordinary playing will take you away on the wings of a Scottish Fantasy. Jun Markl conducts. Performances


out the season. Also, the heritage 1912 carousel delights all who ride (or just watch). 604-2974565

The Cocktail Hour: Music of the Mad Men Era brings cocktail culture to the Orpheum Theatre with conductor Steven Reineke, Broadway star Janet Decal, and the powerful vocals of Ryan Silverman. The repertoire will cover everything from old standards by Henry Mancini and Irving Berlin, to music by Burt Bacharach and Amy Winehouse. Orpheum Theatre 8pm Friday November 8, 2013; and Saturday, November 9, 2013. Tickets avail-

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The Multicultural Foods in BC Photo Contest winners The Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver is hosting a photo contest and exhibition of multicultural foods in BC. This contest and exhibition hopes to bring together participants of different ethnic backgrounds and encourage intercultural exchange through their diverse food photos. The food photo contest’s jury committee has selected three winning photos - First Prize: Corn by Jina Kim (left); Second Prize: Grapefruit Cured Salmon by Francis Dorsemaine (right); Third Prize: Terra Nova Community Garden by Melissa Kolling (centre). A total of eighty six photos will be included in the exhibition. The exhibition runs to December 22 at the Chinese Cultural Centre Museum, 555 Columbia St., Vancouver. Tuesday to Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm. Information: 604-658-8880,, or visit o

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We are well into November. Once we’ve passed Remembrance Day, many stores will start putting out their Christmas decorations and the rush of Christmas shopping will begin. If you want to do some Christmas shopping for gifts that are unique and different from what you would find in the malls, check out some of many craft fairs that pop up in the weeks leading to Christmas. Here are a few to get you started

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Make It! Craft Fair. Find unique, ethically made items from top artisans from all over Canada. Funky, hip and modern…very different from your traditional granny’s craft show! Music by top local DJs and tasty eats and drinks to be enjoyed. Exhibitors will be selling everything from clothing, to art, to home décor and accessories! Friday, November 29 to December 1 Great Canadian Craft: Christmas Edition at the Cloverdale Agriplex, 17798 62 Avenue, Surrey. A showcase of independent artisans hawking everything from handcrafted jewelry to delectable chocolate and everything in-between! What a fantastic way to enjoy unique handmade creations this fall! Come help support local makers and artisans! Over 200 Exhibitors, the first 50 shoppers each day receive a free gift bag. November 29 to Dec. 1, 2013

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Craft Fairs The Women’s Winter Faire presents over 50 booths of creative, funky, beautiful, ecologically-sound and diverse gifts created by local women artisans and craftswomen. Over the past 19 years, the door donations have raised over $95,000 for local and worldwide grassroots organizations. Admission by $3 to $5 donation. Heritage Hall 3102 Main Street, Vancouver. Information 604-253-7189 or visit Saturday November 30, 2013 The Dunbar Holiday Craft Fair takes place from 10 am to 5 pm at the Dunbar Community Centre, 4747 Dunbar Street, Vancouver, with over 140 local vendors, featuring handmade crafts ranging from jewelry to woodwork. Admission is $3, children under 12 are free. 604222-6060 www.dunbarcentre. org December 7 and 8, 2013 The Deck the Halls Craft Fair runs from 11 am to 5 pm at Heritage Hall (3102 Main Street, Vancouver). Admission is $2. Information 604-874-9535 or email deckthehallfair@yahoo. com

December 14 and 15, 2013 Shiny Fuzzy Muddy is a non-profit collective that presents a show on the second weekend in December at Heritage Hall. The show presents the work of up to 20 new artists united by a high quality of design, craftsmanship and material sensibility. Free admission and no holiday music. December 14 from 11 am – 9 pm, December 15 from 10 am – 7 pm. Free admission. Heritage Hall 3102 Main Street, Vancouver. Information: shinyfuzzymuddy@ or shinyfuzzymuddy. com Jazz Vespers at St. Andrew’sWesley United Church (1022 Nelson St, Vancouver) lets you spend an hour listening to the area’s finest jazz musicians, and reflect on life’s mysteries and beauties through spoken word. Admission is free. Upcoming performers include: Van Django, Jim Byrnes and Joani Taylor, Marcus Mosely Chorale, Olad de Shield, Michelle Richard. Sunday afternoons from 4 pm to 5 pm. 604-683-4574 Yaletown Farmers Market runs on Thursdays until December 19. This, the only mid-week

winter market, is open from 12 pm to 4pm Thursdays on Mainland Street between Davie and Helmcken at the YaletownRoundhouse Canada Line Stop. Winter Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 10am until 2pm at Nat Bailey Stadium at Ontario Street and East 30th Avenue. Expect fresh, local food, tasty street food, handmade crafts and seasonal produce, meat, cheese and seafood. Friday November 15 to Sunday November 17

and pop with traditional African instruments and sounds. Her critically acclaimed 2013 album, Beautiful Africa, is a love song to her birthplace. Her first album Mouneïssa released in late 1997 was acclaimed for its fresh treatment and combinations of Malian music. Her second album Wanita, released in 2000 was named as one of The New York Times critics’ albums of the year. She has been nominated three times for the prestigious BBC Radio 3 World Music Award. Tuesday November 17

The Eastside Culture Crawl is an annual three-day event celebrating East Vancouver artists, including painters, jewellers, sculptors, furniture makers, musicians, weavers, potters, writers, printmakers, photographers, glassblowers. Visit studios, meet local artists, and buy something that catches your eye. 778-960-7575

The Rogue Folk Club presents C.R.Avery & Sarah MacDougall. Two very different artist and song writers team up for one incredible night. C.R Avery and Sarah MacDougall both have travelled all over the world, honing the craft of being a troubadour, and singing songs for the people. Doors: 7 pm, show at 8. St James Hall, 3214 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver. $20 ($16 members).

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November 19, and December 17

African songstress Rokia Traoré returns to the Chan Centre with her spirited music that integrates elements of blues, rock,

The Harlequin Hypnosis Show is a night of theater, comedy, hypnosis, adventure, and entertainment. The audience is encouraged


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to dress in “Steampunk� style. Either watch the adventure, or volunteer as a subject. Tickets: $18.25 online, or $24.95 at the door. The Improv Centre is located at the entrance to Granville Island (1502 Duranleau Street), across from the Kids Only Market. For information (including an explanation of Steampunk), visit Michelle Mares, piano, performs Chopin’s formidable and gorgeous Etudes, Opus 10 & Opus 25, on November 19 at the Cellar Restaurant & Jazz Club, and on November 20 at Kay Meek Centre: West Vancouver. Tuesday November 19

Presenting Sponsor: Kimsooja, Encounter - Looking into Sewing , 1998-2011, performative sculpture with used Korean bedcovers and mannequin, 165.0 x 80.0 cm (diameter), Courtesy Kimsooja Studio and Kewenig Galerie, Berlin, photo: Simon Vogel, Berlin/Cologne

The Rogue Folk Club presents Ralph Shaw’s Ukulele night. King of the Ukulele, Ralph Shaw, leads the oldest ukulele club on the American Continent. You can’t sing and can barely play? No problem! Quality is not an issue. This is for fun. Sing as loud and free as you like because everyone else (over 100 people) is doing the same. 7:30 pm to 11 pm, St James Hall, 3214 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver. $8 at the door.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 The Fictionals celebrate the One-Year Anniversary of their Horrible Comedy Show, Improv Against Humanity at The Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver. Come see them bring Cards Against Humanity to life, win some amazing prizes, and take part in the live comedy phenomenon that has taken Vancouver by storm! Tickets $6 in advance, $9 door. Doors 7pm. Show 8pm. 19+ only with bar service. November 20 Oceanwise Chowder ChowDown – Twelve top Ocean Wise chefs compete at Vancouver Aquarium for the title of 2013 Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown Champion. Taste all the delectable original chowders, paired with local craft beer, and vote for your favourite, all in support of sustainable seafood. Tickets: $50 plus tax. November 22 The Vancouver Christmas Market opens at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza in Downtown Vancouver. The

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Friday November 22 Phil Keaggy Guitar Clinic and Fan Experience at the Rickshaw Theatre (254 East Hastings Street, Vancouver): American guitarist and vocalist Phil Keaggy has released more than 50 albums and contributed to many more recordings. He is a seven-time recipient of the GMA Dove Award for Instrumental Album of the Year, and was twice nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Gospel Album. Keaggy, has frequently been listed as one of the world’s top-three “finger-style� as well as “finger-picking� guitarists by Guitar Player Magazine readers’ polls. This will be a night featuring Keaggy’s guitar-playing techniques, gear demos, performance pieces, and opportunities to ask him about his guitar playing, music, and career. Tickets $15. November 22 and 23 Star Wars Burlesque: A New Hope. Theatre troupe Geekenders, concentrate their pop culture theatre, comedy and burlesque into a randy two-act reboot of Star Wars. The troupe promises a memorable, sexy, nerd-herding night for geeks of all types. Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver. Doors 7pm, show 8pm. Tickets $20 advance/$25 door. Must be 19 of age. Bar service is available. Bring 2 pieces of ID. riotheatre. ca

Saturday November 23 to Friday January 03, 2014 Burnaby Village Museum will become a Heritage Christmas wonderland from yesteryear. Enjoy the lights and old-fashioned ornaments and decorations throughout the village and farmhouse. The season features traditional entertainment, demonstrations, hands-on activities and exhibits from the early 1900s. Highlights include: Father Christmas, Footlight Theatre, baking, a Christmas scavenger hunt, musicians, entertainers, storytellers, community choirs and heritage crafts. The Village also features a heritage 1912 carousel. Rides are only $2.21 each. 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby. 604-297-4565 Saturday, November 23, 2013 The Ugly Sweater Run– Dig up the ugliest sweaters you can find and celebrate the Holidays by participating in this 5 km run. A portion of registration fee goes towards The Ugly Christmas Sweater Day Fundraising Campaign in support of The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada Family. Run time is 2 pm at Town Centre Park 1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam. Saturday November 23 Downtown Vancouver’s only free winter festival, CandyTown - A Yaletown Holiday festival turns Mainland Street into a winter wonderland from 12pm to 9pm. Lights and candy canes adorn lamp poles and costumed characters parade down the street. Come see local artisans, street performers and live music. Features gift market, free horse carriage rides, live music, ice carving, visits with Santa, candy making, Yaletown rotary club Xmas tree lot, Candytown cocktail tour. Saturday November 23 to Sunday 24 The Vancouver Film School Open House Weekend gives the public the chance to experience what it is like to be a student at VFS. Go behind the scenes and learn about the makeup design for film and TV, visual art and design, film production, animation and visual effects, writing for film and TV, digital design, sound design for visual media, acting for film and television, and game design. November 26, 2013

Two brilliant young cellists and storytellers present a programme of music and readings based on Ariosto’s epic 16th-Century poem “Orlando Furioso� in Bradamante: Wild Love. Cellar Restaurant & Jazz Club Thursday, November 28, 2013 Opening Day at Whistler / Blackcomb! Both Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains are due to open November 28 for the 2013/2014 winter season. The Peak 2 Peak Gondola is also scheduled to open the same day. Friday, November 29 The Rogue Folk Club presents Brishen - Gypsy Jazz from BC: the magic of Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli and the Hot Club de France. Be prepared for sizzling hot, world-class Gypsy Jazz music performed with incredible virtuosity and soul. St James Hall, 3214 West 10th Avenue. Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm. Tickets $20 ($16 members).

In a celebration that honours many cultural traditions, the annual Winter Solstice Lantern Festival illuminates the longest night of the year with lanterns, fire, singing, drumming, music and dancing! This free community event occurs in five Vancouver neighbourhoods and reflect the unique nature of each neighbourhood. 6 pm to 10 pm. Check online for lantern-making workshops. Foncie’s Fotos On now until January 05, 2014 at the Museum Of Vancouver,

1100 Chestnut St. An exhibit of the post-war street photography by Foncie Pulice, creator of about 15 million images over his lifetime. Foncie photographed Vancouverites in the city streets. 604-736-4431 The Marvellous Real: Art from Mexico, 1926-2011 On daily (except Mondays) until Sunday, March 30, 2014, from 10AM to 5PM at the UBC Museum of Anthropology: 6393 North West Marine Drive, Vancouver. Featuring works from artists Frida Kahlo,

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Saturday, November 30 One Dream, One School Fundraising Concert at St. Andrew’s–Wesley Church will feature performances by Shari Ulrich, Jane Mortifee, the B.C. Boys Choir, and Marcus Mosely Chorale. Proceeds go to imagine1day, a registered Canadian charity that supports education in Ethiopia. Doors open at 7pm; concert starts 7:30. Tickets $35 general admission. www.standrewswesleychurch. Saturday, November 30 Christmas on the Drive from 1pm to 5pm in Grandview Park (between Charles and Williams Street on Commercial Drive). Santa Claus will be at the park, horse and carriage rides, ice sculptures, photo booth, the Vancouver Opera will be singing, kids’ activities, a goody bag for the first 200 hundred people and the lighting of the huge Christmas tree in the park around sunset. All activities are free or by donation with donations going to The Kettle Friendship Society. December 21 Winter Solstice Lantern Festival: One festival, five neighbourhoods. Come celebrate the winter solstice – the shortest day of the year, and the point where the days begin getting longer again.


Market runs from November 22 to December 24, 11AM to 9PM (closes early at 6PM on December 24). The Market creates the spirit of a European Christmas with German food and drinks, European and local gifts, as well as kids’ activities. For out-of-town Christmas lovers, or locals looking for a bit of pampering, hotel packages are available through the Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel Tickets: Adult (13 and older) $6 Monday to Friday 4pm to 9pm, and 11am to 9pm weekends. Or daytime tickets are available for $3 for Monday to Friday from 11am to 4pm. Youth (7 to 12 years) are $3, and children six and under are free. Carousel Rides are $3 per ticket or $10 for a package of 5 tickets. With any paid admission you receive your personal Season’s Pass at the gate and you are welcome to return to the market anytime throughout the 33 days of the Vancouver Christmas Market.


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BetsabeÊ Romero, Dr. Atl and more, the exhibition features 54 artworks that highlight Mexico’s form of magic realism. Tickets: Adult $16.75, Student/Senior $14.50; $9.00 Tuesday evenings (5 to 9PM) 604-822-5087

Hockey League action at Rogers Arena. Friday November 22, 2013 Canucks vs. Blue Jackets The Vancouver Canucks take on the Columbus Blue Jackets in National Hockey League action at Rogers Arena.

Vancouver TheatreSports League Late Night Fridays Friday November 22, 2013 Every Friday 11:45 PM at Vancouver TheatreSports League: 1502 Duranleau Street, Granville Island, Vancouver. Admission from $10 to $12. Experience 60 minutes of fastpaced comedy for the adult in all of us. No minors – must be at least 19 years old. 604-738-7013x31


Giants vs. Thunderbirds The Vancouver Giants play the Seattle Thunderbirds at Pacific Coliseum in Western Hockey League action. Saturday November 23, 2013 Canucks vs. Blackhawks The Vancouver Canucks take on the Chicago Blackhawks in National Hockey League action at Rogers Arena.

Sunday November 17, 2013 Monday November 25, 2013 Canucks vs. Stars The Vancouver Canucks take on the Dallas Stars in National Hockey League action at Rogers Arena.

Canucks vs. Kings The Vancouver Canucks take on the Los Angeles Kings at Rogers Arena in National Hockey League action.

Tuesday November 19, 2013 Football Canucks vs. Panthers The Vancouver Canucks face the Florida Panthers in National

Let’s be clear: North American football is not South American

or British football. Our football is played with a ball that is thrown and carried more than it is kicked. The ball is not round, but a narrow oval shape. Vancouver’s football team is called the BC Lions and they play in the Canadian Football League (the CFL). The CFL season runs from June to November, ending with the Grey Cup Championship. For information or tickets, please contact the BC Lions Football Club at 604-589-7627or visit Baseball Vancouver’s baseball team, the Vancouver Canadians, plays at Nat Bailey Stadium from June to September. It is a magical experience to be seated in the stadium, enjoying a hot dog in the open air as you cheer on the Canadians. For the 2014 schedule and ticket information call the Box Office at 604-872-5232 or visit www.canadiansbaseball. com. Soccer Whitecaps FC Add Waitlist For The White Section ‘Caps now have waitlists for both the Green and White sections at BC Place

Vancouver Whitecaps FC have added a waitlist for 2014 season tickets in the White section. Currently, there are no available seats in either the Green or White sections at BC Place. The Green sections are at the four corners of the stadium, while the White sections are in the centre of the west end of BC Place. On December 1, all 2013 season tickets which have not been renewed will made available to the season ticket holder seat relocation process. On December 16, all remaining seats in the White and Green sections will become available to those on the waitlist – on a first come, first serve basis – followed by the general public. Whitecaps FC 2014 season tickets start at $349, subject to applicable fees. Along with season tickets, the club is offering a flexible range of products which include: half-season packs, 5-packs, student season tickets, and a youth soccer half-season ticket. For more information on Whitecaps FC ticket options, call 604-669-9283 ext. 2 or visit o

If you enjoy watching sports,Vancouver has a team for you to follow – whatever your game. Vancouver is home to several professional sports teams that represent our city in soccer, baseball, football, and hockey. Football season is just finishing up, but the hockey season is just beginning. While the prairies are still under snow, soccer season gets underway in spring, followed by baseball season in June. Here’s a roundup of major spectator sports in Vancouver.

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| CityTalk Vancouver Art Gallery presents the first retrospective exhibition of

Vancouver Art Gallery presents the first retrospective exhibition of

Charles Edenshaw


Haida Artist

internationally acclaimed artist Europeans.

“We are very proud and honoured to present the first career survey of Charles Edenshaw, one of the greatest luminaries of Haida art,� said Gallery director Kathleen S. Bartels. “This exhibition offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view the largest number of works by the artist ever assembled.�

Exhibition in Context: A special tour with James Hart takes place at the Vancouver Art Gallery, 2 pm on Saturday, November 30. Artist and Haida Chief James Hart gives a special tour of the Charles Edenshaw exhibition, providing an overview and context of the artist’s work and Haida history. Free for Members or with Gallery admission.

“All the pieces that Charles created carry the respect of his people, ancestors and his family,� said Haida Chief and exhibition advisor James Hart. “To be connected to this line of important Haida cultural prerogatives and the changing ways of our future, we must carry on, in the Haida Way.�

“Edenshaw left a legacy through his work and we are blessed that he committed his whole life to creating art for us to enjoy and study,� said Robert Davidson. “The magic of Edenshaw’s work embodies millennia of development of Haida art. One can relearn the magic and integrity of the history of the art form by studying his work.� RELATED EVENTS:

Exhibition in Context: A special tour with Robert Davidson at the Vancouver Art Gallery on Saturday, December 7, 2pm. Haida artist Robert Davidson gives a special tour of the Charles Edenshaw exhibition, speaking to the work of Edenshaw and its influence on his own art practice. Free for Members or with Gallery The exhibitions features a range of subjects, admission from traditional objects made for family, to extraordinary carved argillite platters and Curator’s Tour: Robin K. Wright, in the Gallery chests, where stories come to life in his design. on Saturday, January 11, at 2pm. Guest curator Edenshaw’s traditional designs are contrast- Robin K. Wright, a specialist in First Nations ed with new materials and images that were art, tours the Charles Edenshaw exhibition. introduced through increased contact with Free for Members or with Gallery admission o

Ongoing at the Vancouver Art Gallery to January 26, 2014, KIMSOOJA Unfolding is the first retrospective exhibition to assess the thirty year career of the Korean-born, Paris- and New York–based artist, whose powerful and provocative work has earned her a prominent position as one of the most innovative artists working today. Since the 1980s, Kimsooja has made a significant contribution to contemporary art. North American audiences were introduced to her work in the early 1990s when she began constructing bottari—objects wrapped in colourful Korean fabrics. Her adaptation of this Korean tradition of using fabric to bundle and transport domestic items not only captured the attention of the international art community, but also became a formal and symbolic device that she continued to use throughout her career

“This exhibition offers an unprecedented opportunity to trace the development of Kimsooja’s practice,� said the Gallery’s Chief Curator and Associate Director Daina Augaitis. “For the first time, Kimsooja’s early textile pieces from the 1980s, her Deductive Objects, the large site-specific installations such as Bottari Truck, as well as her acclaimed multi-channel video projections are presented together in this significant retrospective.� There will be a performance of Kimsooja’s work A Beggar Woman as part of the FUSE event on Friday, November 29 at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Free for VAG members or with FUSE admission. o

“We are thrilled to be staging the first comprehensive survey of Kimsooja’s work, as this reflects the Gallery’s deep commitment to exhibiting work by international artists,� said director Kathleen S. Bartels. “The questions she poses about gender, identity and our relationship to the everyday go beyond a local context and have a powerful global relevance.� While the scale and media of the artist’s work vary widely, what remains constant is an engagement with questions of identity in the face of change and social flux. The exhibition highlights works that address notions of time, memory and displacement, and the relationship

Romeo & Juliet

Jan 30 to Feb 1, 2014


between the human body and the material world

Choreography: Rudi van Dantzig Music: Serge Prokofiev Scenery & Costume Design: Toer van Schayk Lighting Design: Nicholas Cernovitch

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akespeare’s ageless story of star-crossed romance is brought to life in this exquisite masterpiece. Set to Prokofiev’s gorgeous score, the magnificence and grandeur of Rudi van Dantzig’s full-length production promises to enchant with its thrilling sword fights, gripping drama, and breathtaking classical choreography. This production features The Royal Winnipeg Ballet Guest Artist Liang Xing and Principal Dancer Amanda Green. Amanda Green was born in Tofield, Alberta. She trained with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Professional Division and the Harid Conservatory in Florida before becoming an Apprentice with the RWB in 2004. She quickly moved up the ranks in the Company being promoted to Principal dancer in 2012. Her repertoire includes numerous Principal roles including Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, Princess Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, La Goulue in Moulin Rouge – The Ballet, and Fairy Godmother in Val Caniparoli’s A Cinderella Story. Liang Xing hails from Beijing, China where he trained in at The Beijing Dance Academy. He joined the National Ballet of China in 2007 and was promoted to Principal dancer in 2011. Xing joins Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company as a guest artist for the 2013/14 season. His performance credits include Onegin in Onegin, Sorol in La Bayadère, Anderson in The Little Mermaid, the Prince in Swan Lake; as well as lead roles in Nutcracker, The Yellow River, The Red Detachment of Women, The Peony Pavilion, Pink Floyd Ballet, Song of the Earth, and Diana and Acton. Tickets by phone at 1-855-985-ARTS (2787), or online at o


Charles Edenshaw is an iconic figure in Northwest Coast art. Working in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, he was an exceptional carver of wood, silver and a type of stone known as argillite, combining traditional Haida design with personal style, and raising Northwest Coast art to new heights of sophistication. Vancouver Art Gallery’s exhibition Charles Edenshaw marks the first major examination of Edenshaw’s work, featuring over 200 pieces in all media from public and private collections around the world.

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Women with chronic pain may be more sensitive to sounds than males, researchers at Simon Fraser University have found.

Government Works to Keep Illegal Tobacco off Streets. New charges for repeat offenders. Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Peter MacKay, together with Minister of Health Rona Ambrose announced increased efforts to keep contraband tobacco off Canadian markets and out of the hands of children. These changes include creating a new Criminal Code offence with mandatory penalties of imprisonment for repeat offenders. “Our Government is committed to protecting Canadians and keeping their families safe, and we are fulfilling that promise,� said Minister MacKay. “Tobacco trafficking is a serious crime that threatens our communities and our economy—it fuels the growth of organized crime, contributing to the increased availability of illegal drugs and guns in our communities. This is unacceptable.� Minister Ambrose added that, “Canada is a world leader in the fight against tobacco. Taking action against individuals involved in the illegal trafficking and smuggling

New ConnectEdBC to benefit students, parents and teachers ConnectEdBC, a new web-based service, promises to dramatically improve the ability of BC parents and teachers to follow and support students’ educational progress -- from kindergarten through to graduation, BC Minister of Education Peter Fassbender announced today. The ministry has entered into a 12-year contract with Fujitsu Consulting (Canada) Inc. to deliver ConnectEdBC, a new hosted student information system. The new online

of contraband tobacco is essential to protect the gains we have made in reducing smoking among Canadians, particularly our young people.� This Bill targets individuals whose activities involve the sale, offer of sale, possession for the purpose of sale, transportation, distribution or delivery of contraband tobacco, including high-volume amounts of contraband tobacco. The maximum penalty for a first offence would be six months imprisonment on summary conviction and five years imprisonment if prosecuted on an indictable offence. Summary conviction offences are considered less serious than indictable offences. The maximum penalty for a summary conviction offence is a sentence of 6 months of imprisonment, a fine of $5,000 or both. Indictable offences are the most serious of criminal offences and would include murder, robbery, drug trafficking, robbery, treason, certain types of sexual assault, and acts of terrorism. o platform will make it easier to engage students in their own learning, for parents to connect with educators, and for teachers to collaborate and share learning materials. The new service will be built around Follett Corporation’s Aspen Student Information System software, selected for its proven ability to support the BC Education Plan’s focus on personalized learning and other key B.C. requirements, including: • real-time access to student records, assignments and learning resources. • the ability for parents and students to monitor progress on a continual

pain patients were more sensitive to sounds than the control group, but that the effect was substantially greater in women suffering from chronic pain.

Nazemi is currently studying how to use an interactive sound system for therapy and is looking for sound properties that have therapeutic qualities for the body and mind.

“Female CP patients reported greater sensitivity to everyday environmental sounds,� says SFU lead researcher Mark Nazemi, who presented his findings at the European chapter of the International Association for the Study of Pain in Florence last month.

He is designing soundscape compositions based on natural sounds captured from a variety of environments. His aim is to provide patients in medical waiting rooms with access to the compositions via headphones to help lower anxiety and stress while they are waiting.

The finding emerged as part of a study related to the therapeutic use of music for chronic pain (CP) patients. During the study, 41 subjects was measured for sensitivity to sound; 23 of them were CP patients. Researchers found that chronic

“This tells us that CP-specific acoustic therapies need to be developed. It also suggests that CP patients should be informed about the potential ill effects of loud environmental sounds, and about the possible negative effects of sound on their disorders,� Nazemi adds.

Free-Trade Agreement with Europe = Higher Drug Costs.

reverse them; and • Implement a new right of appeal that will create further delays for the entry of generics.

Study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says Canadians will pay more

“On a per capita basis, Canadian drug costs are already the second highest in the world, after the United States. Under CETA, drug costs to Canadians are estimated to increase by between $850 million and $1.6 billion annually,â€? says MarcAndrĂŠ Gagnon, assistant professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University and one of the study’s co-authors.

The Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) will result in significantly higher drug costs for Canadians, says a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA). The study finds the tentative trade agreement will : • Delay the entry of generic medicines by up to two years; • Lock in Canada’s current terms of data protection, making it difficult or impossible for future governments to basis and communicate securely with teachers and school-based staff. • the ability for students to submit work online and for teachers to collaborate and share learning materials across schools or districts. • a province-wide solution that maintains a single record for each student throughout their entire education journey, from pre-kindergarten to high school graduation. • security and privacy management, backup, archiving, and disaster recovery services, and ongoing user support and training. “This is an amazing opportunity to connect everyone in our education

According to the study, the federal government has promised to compensate the provinces for any additional costs related to CETA. Importantly, that means people paying for their drugs out of their own pocket or through private insurance will be hit twice—through higher drug costs and their federal system like never before. The new service will make it far easier for parents to engage in ongoing conversation about their child’s progress and for teachers to gain better insights into their students. It will also deliver powerful collaboration tools to better engage students in their own learning and help educators share learning strategies and materials with their colleagues across the province,� said Minister Fassbender. Implementation will begin in April 2014 and run to early 2016. Follett’s Aspen software is used extensively in other jurisdictions, including the USA and the UK, and currently serves

Nazemi is exploring whether these “listening treatments� may assist patients in more clearly communicating symptoms to their doctors. He says preliminary results look positive. o

taxes. “As drug costs continue to grow, there are limited choices: restrict the choice of medicines that the provinces can offer to their citizens; place more of the burden of costs on individuals, typically the elderly and the sick; or take money out of other places in the health system thereby threatening the viability of Medicare. Canadians should not have to accept any of these choices,� says Dr. Joel Lexchin, emergency physician and professor in the School of Health Policy and Management at York University, and co-author of the study. “While we still don’t know all the details of the CETA, one thing is clear: the agreement will seriously impact the ability of Canadians to afford quality health care,� concludes Dr. Lexchin. o

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Using sound to manage chronic pain study. SFU research suggest women more sensitive to sound than men

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The PGP program will start accepting applications again in January with new eligibility criteria for sponsors and a cap of 5,000 applications per year. The cap is being put in place to help eliminate the existing backlog, and to prevent future backlogs. More information, new application forms and instruction guides for the redesigned PGP program will be made available in the coming weeks. The Super Visa remains a popular option for parents or grandparents wishing to visit their families in Canada for an extended period of time. The Super Visa is valid for up to 10 years and allows parents and grandparents to come to Canada for up to two years at a time. To date, nearly 26,000 Super Visas have been issued. o


The Government has committed to admit 50,000 parents and grandparents to Canada over 2012 and 2013, and Canada intends to welcome an additional 20,000 in 2014. Under the Action Plan for Faster Family Reunification, the Government cut backlogs and wait

Improving the Canadian Experience Class Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced changes to improve the Canadian Experience Class so that the program continues to attract top quality candidates.

If you are a temporary foreign worker or a foreign student, and have skilled work experience in Canada, you may be in a good position to move from temporary to permanent residence under the Canadian Experience Class. The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) was created to help people who have lived in Canada for some time, have good English or French skills, and have the right kind of skilled work experience, to take part in the Canadian economy. “The Canadian Experience Class has allowed more than 25,000 people to stay in Canada permanently to contribute their skills and talents,� said Alexander. “The government is taking concrete action to reduce


backlogs and processing times. By making these changes to the Canadian Experience Class, we are moving toward a more effective and efficient immigration system.�

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) Welcomes New President Kathy Kinloch Incoming President scheduled to join BCIT in January 2014

As BCIT approaches its 50th anniversary celebration, the BCIT Board of Governors is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathy Kinloch as President, as of January 2014. Kathy is a widely recognized educational leader and has served as President of Vancouver Community College (VCC) since 2010. As Dean of the BCIT School of Health Sciences from 2007 to 2010, Kathy was instrumental in leading a “turn-around� to re-engage and increase BCIT’s relevance in addressing health sector needs. Kathy then went on to serve as President of VCC where she devoted her time to

better focusing programming to meet student, industry and community needs; improving operational efficiency; and building VCC’s brand appeal and community engagement. “It is a privilege to join an institute that is so integral to the prosperity of British Columbia,� says Kinloch. “I am excited to have the opportunity to lead BCIT as it builds on its strong legacy of commitment to career success for all its students.� Over 2000 International students were enrolled at BCIT last year. BCIT offers an International Student Entry Program (ISEP) that develops overall English language and academic skills. ISEP also supports academic success by helping with cultural adjustment, studying specific topics, and developing critical skills. Students can choose ISEP to improve their English and academic skills, or ISEP Plus if they want to continue studies in a BCIT program. o


C a n a d a ’s C i t i z e n s h i p a n d Immigration Minister Chris Alexander pledged action to reunite more families in 2014. Alexander also announced that the backlog of Parent and Grandparent (PGP) program applications will be almost 50 percent lower by the end of 2013 than it was two years ago.

times for sponsored parents and grandparents. Wait times are now expected to be just three years.


Canada welcomes largest number of parents and grandparents in nearly 20 years


Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) is introducing an annual cap on the number of new CEC applications. CIC will accept a maximum of 12,000 CEC applications from November 9, 2013, to October 31, 2014. Despite the annual cap on applications, the department will admit approximately 15,000 individuals under the CEC in 2014. However, CIC will introduce limits of 200 applications each in certain skilled occupations. These are mostly technical and administrative jobs or those in the skilled trades. Also, six particular occupations will no longer be eligible for the CEC: cooks; food service supervisors; administrative officers; administrative assistants; accounting technicians and bookkeepers; and retail sales supervisors. o

National Geographic Photo Contest National Geographic invites photographers from around the world to enter the 2013 National Geographic Photography Contest. The grand-prize winner will receive $10,000 (USD) and a trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate

in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar in January 2014. Eligible contestants can submit photographs in one or all of three categories: People, Places, and Nature. Entry fee is $15 (USD) per photo, and there is no limit to the number of submissions per entrant. Entries must be in digital format and submitted electronically. The contest, which is now open, ends Saturday, November 30, at 11:59 p.m. ET (US).

Judging is based on creativity, photographic quality and genuineness/authenticity of the content. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The overall grand-prize winner will be chosen from the three category winners and will be announced in December 2013. For details and official contest rules, visit o

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| GuidebookReader’s Survey

Complete the survey and enter our Readers Contest. There are four ways you can enter: 1) Fill in the survey questionnaire in this issue of Guidebook and mail it to us at: Guidebook, #206-508 Clarke Road Coquitlam, BC V3J 3X2 2) Fax the completed survey questionnaire to us at 604-936-6099 3) Scan the completed questionnaire, and email it to 4) Visit our website at and complete the online survey questionnaire When we receive your completed survey, you will be entered into the Reader Contest. The winner will receive $100 in gift certificates. Good luck! Winners of our survey contest will be announced next month. Check our website for details. 1.

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What is your home country?

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What is the highest level of education you have completed?

Didn’t complete high school Graduated high school 1-3 years of college or university Undergraduate degree or diploma Graduate school or Professional Degree Other (please specify) ________________________ 5.

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How long have you been in Metro Vancouver

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What type of housing do you have?

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Bicycle Taxi Public Transit Rent car Car share (Car2 go, Modo, Zipcar) Own car 10. Do you shop for your own groceries?

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Buy-Low Foods Choices Market Extra Foods Granville Island London Drugs MarketPlace IGA Nesters Market No Frills Overwaitea Foods PriceSmart Foods Safeway Save-On-Foods Shoppers Drug Mart Stong’s Markets SuperValu H Mart Hannam Supermarket T&T The Real Canadian Superstore Urban Fare Walmart Canada Whole Foods 12. In the last six months, approximately how many times have you gone out to an art gallery or museum?

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15. In the last month, approximately how many times have you gone out to a restaurant?

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City of Vancouver Program Cigarette collection boxes hit downtown streets in November TerraCycle and the City of Vancouver are launching a new pilot program to recycle cigarette butts. The Cigarette Waste Brigade pilot program is the first of its kind in the world. 110 cigarette recycling boxes (or receptacles) are located in the Downtown Vancouver, West End, Robson Street, and Gastown Business Improvement Areas on several blocks within four downtown Business Improvement Areas. The receptacles are easily identified with stickers that say “Recycle Your Butts Here.” Keeping our streets clean “Cigarette butts are a real source of litter downtown, and this innovative pilot project with TerraCycle will help keep toxic butts off our streets and out of the landfill,” said Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson. Through the recycling program, TerraCycle will supply the receptacles and cover costs related to installation, emptying receptacles, maintenance, collection and processing of waste, and evaluation. The pilot program will be regularly evaluated. After a few months, project partners will determine whether to permanently keep the receptacles in their piloted locations. The partners will also look expanding the program to other areas of the city. The Vancouver pilot program will also serve as a model for potential cigarette recycling in other municipalities. Cigarette filters are made from cellulose acetate. They are not biodegradable and never lose their toxicity. Visit the TerraCycle website to learn about the Cigarette Waste Brigade® pilot project. The program will provide green jobs through two local Vancouver inner-city social enterprises. EMBERS staff will install and maintain the receptacles, while United We Can staff will service the receptacles and ship the cigarette waste to TerraCycle. “The recycling initiatives in this unique pilot program will help keep the streets of Vancouver looking clean and provide working opportunities for disadvantaged people from the Downtown Eastside,” said Gerry Martin, General Manager of United We Can. “United We Can is proud to be involved in this social venture.” The four Business Improvement Areas were consulted on the location of the receptacles and support the initiative. “Having these receptacles in convenient locations will make it easier for people to do their part in keeping Downtown streets cigarette litter free and keep our city beautiful,” said Stephen Regan, Executive Director of the West End Business Improvement Area. o

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Typhoon Haiyan How you can help Donate money, not goods, aid organizations recommend in Philippines disaster appeal The Canadian government says it will match any donations to registered Canadian charities providing aid to the Philippines to deal with the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan. By now most of us have heard of the devastating effects of Typhoon Haiyan. The people of the Philippines desperately need our help . Governments and humanitarian organizations urge that anyone wanting to help should donate money rather than items like clothes or food. Canadians should donate to well-established organizations with experience working in disaster situations. Here are some of the organizations accepting donations: Typhoon Relief Fund: Any donation — up to $100,000 — to a registered Canadian charity involved in the relief effort will be matched by the Canadian government. Donations will be accepted until December 8. A list of organizations experienced in relief operations and tips for how to help are available from Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada To verify if an organization is a registered charity, use the Canada Revenue Agency’s charities website ( Click on “Charities and giving” then on “Charities Listings.” Action Against Hunger (Action Contre La Faim): Working in the Philippines since 2000, this organization’s relief effort includes mobile water treatment plants, distributing clean water, and providing emergency pumps and filtration systems to ensure access to water in the coming weeks. Canadian Red Cross: The Canadian arm of the international Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is working to assess what is needed and put together rapid response teams. Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières): Provides medical help in crisis situations and has 15 staff in the city of Cebu on Cebu Island, one of six Philippine islands hit by the typhoon. The organization said it will send an additional 50 people, as well as cargo planes with medical and relief supplies. It accepts Canadian donations at Global Medic: A Canadian charity that provides medical units and water purification systems in global emergencies. It has worked in the Philippines and is focused on providing water purification units. It will also be air-freighting 1.4 million tablets capable of purifying 1.4 million litres of water to the disaster zone. Humanitarian Coalition: This is an umbrella group for several charities that co-ordinate their international relief efforts to reduce duplication. The group includes Oxfam Canada, Oxfam-Québec, CARE Canada, Save the Children Canada and Plan Canada. Continued on page 23

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Gabriella’s Story Living in a New Culture By Angela Sasso

The story below is true. It is an example of how confusing it can be for an international student. The first week or two is all about learning new things. But the experience can change a person for a lifetime.

Gabriella lived in Brazil. For a long time Gabriella dreamed of studying English in another country. She decided to go to Canada because she had heard so many great things about it. Gabriella had to save up her own money because her parents were not able to pay for the school and homestay. On the day that she bought her tickets she was so excited and a little nervous. She spoke not one word of English. She thought about how hard this was going to be.

I get home? They said that when that happens to them, when they miss the bus, they just go to the 24-hour restaurant downtown and stay there until the buses start again. With no other choice, Gabriella went with them and spent the night at the restaurant. The next day when she arrived at her homestay, the father was very upset with her. He was worried that she had not come home. Gabriella was sad about her first week in Canada.

Gabriella was supposed to take a connecting flight to Canada in the United States. She arrived at the airport and waited and waited. Later she found out that her flight had been cancelled. Because she spoke no English she did not hear that her flight was cancelled. After a long time talking to the woman at the airport, she was able to find another flight to Canada. She was upset that she would arrive later.

When you are an international student, the beginning can be very difficult. Even if you are someone that has done a lot of travelling, it is not the same. Studying in another country and living with another family is very different than being on a trip. Everyone goes through hard times in the beginning. Students are getting used to a new culture. They are learning a new language, and they are living with a new family.

When she arrived in Vancouver, a big car drove her from the airport to her homestay family. The school she was registered with organized for the car to pick her up and drive her. When Gabriella arrived at her homestay family’s house she knocked on the door. A small boy opened the door. He started speaking to her in English but she had no idea what he was saying. Then he closed the door on her. She stood there surprised. She knocked again. This time a man answered. It seemed like he was saying hello, and telling her to come inside. When Gabriella went inside the house, the man started talking to her in English. The man was talking so fast she could not understand anything. There was so much information. He seemed to be talking for a very long time. And she was very tired after her trip. She could not understand anything.

One day Gabriella went to have a shower. She could not lock the door because the doors had no locks. The family had young children and they were afraid that the children would get locked in the bathroom. As Gabriella was coming out of the shower - with no clothes on - her little host brother walked into the bathroom. She was so embarrassed. After, when the little boy told his family, they all just thought it was funny, and everything was ok. But Gabriella learned her lesson. She needed to let people know when she needed privacy. She started asking questions about everything. She stopped thinking that things were the same as at home. Be prepared for your new experience in Canada. When you know that things will be hard at first, it makes it easier to live through it when it happens. Just like Gabriella, you will not even think to ask about some things because for you it seems obvious. Gabriella did not ask about what times the buses stop because in her city the busses do not stop. She did not lock the door because it was not important to do so.

Her host dad told her what bus she had to take to get to her new school. He wrote it down on a piece of paper for her. The next morning she left for school. She tried to understand what was written on the paper but it was hard. But Gabriella was lucky - she found the right bus and got on. When Gabriella went inside the bus she realized that she did not have the correct amount of coins. All she had was a $5 bill. The bus driver was shaking his head to say no. Gabriella stayed in Canada for four months and loved her adventure. Finally, he became frustrated and let her ride for free. She transferred After she learned a few English words, she could talk to her host to another bus, and arrived at her new school late on her first day. family. She loved talking to the children the most. They were patient with her and taught her even more English. Gabriella made many Because she was late Gabriella missed a lot of information that friends and learned a lot of English. the school gave to the students on the first day orientation. Then the director of the school asked one of the other students to Being an international student can be very exciting. But living a help Gabriella go buy bus tickets. The other student also spoke cross-cultural experience can also be confusing. Remember to be Portuguese so she gave Gabriella a lot of information about her new open to learning new things, to ask a lot of questions, and know that city. But the other student forgot to tell her two important things. sometimes it will be hard, but those moments will pass. o One was that if you want to go to a restaurant or bar you have to show two pieces of ID. The second thing was that the buses did not _____________________________________________________ run all night long. Angela Sasso is a Vancouver-based consultant specializing in Later that week Gabriella went out for a drink to a bar with some intercultural competence and communications. Angela has worked friends she had made. They left the bar late. She went to the bus stop in this field and in immigrant services since 1989 – as a facilitator, and waited. And waited. And waited. The bus never came. She had researcher, project manager and a senior administrator. She has no phone to call her homestay family. But even if she did, she would worked as a chief consultant for governmental, non-profit and businot be able to speak to them because she spoke no English. Gabriella ness clients, and is currently the Director of Shifting Pictures Inc. was beginning to get very afraid. Then a group of young people and President of Critical Link International. Angela is an immigrant came passing by. They were speaking Portuguese. She called to to Canada and has had many of her own personal cross-cultural them. Excuse me, she said. I’ve been standing here for an hour, and experiences. In 1988, she travelled to Ecuador for six months with the bus has not come by. They told her that the buses had stopped Canadian Crossroads International where she lived with host famirunning for the night. No more buses. What? She said. But how will lies and volunteered her time on various community projects.

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continued from page 20 International Rescue Committee: Provides aid to people displaced by crisis or conflict. It has dispatched an emergency team to Manila and launched a $10-million US appeal for donations.

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UNICEF: The UN children’s organization has sent an airlift to the Philippines with water purification systems, storage equipment and sanitation supplies. Donations can be made to the Canadian arm of UNICEF. United Nations World Food Programme: The UN has launched a global appeal for $300 million US it says is needed to fund the relief efforts. Several UN agencies have relief campaigns underway, including the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, which is collecting donations to help the more than nine million people affected by the disaster.

If you imagine you are seeing a lot of men with hair growing over their top lip, you might be right. Welcome to Movember. Movember is an annual, month-long event where men grow moustaches to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues. The word “Movember� comes from joining “moustache� and “November.� The idea began with 30 Australian men in 2003 who agreed to grow moustaches in a campaign for men’s health. In 2004, 450 Aussie men raised $54,000 for the cause. The first Movember cheque given to Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia was the largest single donation they had received. Men in general are reluctant to talk about health issues they face. Movember was born as a fun and engaging event that could help encourage men to become more involved in their own health. Since 2004, the Movember Foundation charity has run Movember events in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Spain, the United Kingdom, Israel, South Africa, Taiwan, and the United States. As of 2011, Canadians were the largest contributors to the Movember charities of any nation.

World Vision: The Christian humanitarian organization works around the world, and said its relief efforts for the Philippines will include food, hygiene kits, emergency shelter and protection. Anyone concerned about family or friends who might be in the disaster zone can contact Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada’s 24/7 Emergency Watch and Response Centre at 1-800-387-3124 or 613-996-8885 (collect calls are accepted), or email o

Movember aims to forever change the face of men’s health through the power of the moustache, by raising awareness and funds for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s mental health initiatives. Funds raised are directed to programs run directly by the Movember Foundation and men’s health partners in each country. Together, the channels work to ensure that Movember funds are supporting a broad range of innovative, world-class programs in line with our strategic goals; living with and beyond cancer, staying mentally healthy, living with and beyond mental illness and men’s health research. Since 2003, 3 million participants have raised over $446 M for the cause, with official Movember campaigns taking place in 21 countries. For more information please visit Movember. com or @MovemberCA. o


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Some Words of Advice from a Homestay Mom By Angela Sasso

Welcoming a student into your home can be just as awkward for the homestay family as it can be for the international student. Effective communication is the key to understanding what you both want

I was a homestay mom for over 10 years and had over 20 international students stay in our home. Some of those experiences were wonderful, and some were not so wonderful. Usually, the not-so-wonderful happened because of a communication problem or because of some very different ways of seeing the world. Here are some suggestions that might help you make your experience a little less stressful and a little more enjoyable. Homestay families take in international students for many reasons. Some do it because they love the cross-cultural aspect. They love to learn about new cultures, and they love to show the students a little bit about their own culture. These families enjoy having their international students eat with them during meals, and join them in their activities. They can be a perfect fit, especially if you too like to learn about different cultures, while sharing your own. Other families take in students because they have the space and are helping out the community. Still others may do homestay because they have young children and want their children to learn about other cultures and living in a cross-cultural environment. Of course, some families just homestay for the money. But this situation can be fine if you are the type of international student that simply wants a place to stay and food. You will get a bed to sleep in, a washroom to use, and your meals taken care of – but little exchange of conversation and no shared activities. Depending on what you want, and where you end up living, any of these types of homestay families can be good for you. Through my 10-plus years of being a homestay mom, I would like to offer some advice for international students. First of all, be honest on your application form. It’s not a competition. To be properly placed with a host family that you will get along with, you need to be honest. We had one student put on his application form that he LOVED sports. Great, we thought. Our young children played soccer and we also loved to go out and just play sports with them. But what the student meant to say was that he loved to WATCH sports. He spent most of his time with us sitting on the couch watching sports on TV. It was a disappointment.

the car. In fact, a neighbour called the police, who contacted Brian’s father’s friend. The friend called us from Toronto to see if Brian had seen the car. Brian’s father called from China to ask his son what was going on, and Brian asked us to lie for him and to drive the car back to the friend’s house. There was a lot of tension, and it was not a good scene. But this story is not typical. Most of my experiences were positive. Once we had five students staying with us, mostly because one of the schools really needed help and asked if we could please, please take in two more girls. I agreed and we ended up with five female students: two from Korea, two from Quebec, and one from Chile. It was a crowed house, but actually it was a nice time. One day, I was lying in bed and heard dishes clanking in the kitchen. It was late at night and I thought that the students might be making themselves something to eat. I also thought I would wake up the next morning to a messy kitchen. Instead when I woke up the next day the students had actually cleaned up the kitchen. Taken the dishes out of the dishwasher, put the ones that they had made dirty in, swept the floor, and generally cleaned all around. That was really nice. Finally, it is important to be open. I know that not all cultures are like our Canadian one where we are always “sharing our feelings” and “communicating.” I am not saying change to fit our culture. But if you can, express how you feel in ways that are suitable for the situation. When we had five students, it was a very busy time. One of the Korean students in particular was very, very quiet and shy. I thought that she was not enjoying her experience at all. I would try to talk to her, but she usually just kept quiet. I tried to respect that maybe she was not enjoying Canada, or her school, or even living in our home. But before leaving, she wrote me a letter – her English being better than I had assumed. And that letter was the most wonderful letter I have ever received. In it she described how much she had enjoyed her visit, how much she had enjoyed being in our home, and how much she actually liked me and appreciated my kindness. The letter truly touched my heart.

Welcoming a student into your home can be just as awkward for the homestay family as it can be for the international student. Effective communication is the key to understanding what you both want to achieve from the experience, and will help to ensure o a more positive homestay for all involved.o Another student was studying in Canada because his father want- ___________________________________________________ ed him to, but the student (we will call him Brian) did not want to be here – not at all. One day Brian went to visit a friend of Angela Sasso is a Vancouver-based consultant specializing his father’s who was living in Vancouver. Brian had keys to this in intercultural competence and communications. Angela has friend’s house and when he found that his father’s friend was out worked in this field and in immigrant services since 1989 – as of town, he let himself in. I called Brian to see where he was; I a facilitator, researcher, project manager and a senior adminiswas a little worried because he was late for dinner. Brian told me trator. She has worked as a chief consultant for governmental, non-profit and business clients, and is currently the Director of where he was, and that he would be home soon. Brian arrived home 15 minutes after that. “How did you get Shifting Pictures Inc. and President of Critical Link International. Angela is an immigrant to Canada and has had many of her own home so soon?” I asked him. personal cross-cultural experiences. In 1988, she travelled to Ecuador for six months with Canadian Crossroads International “Oh,” he said, “I took my father’s friend’s car.” where she lived with host families and volunteered her time on “WHAT?” He had no driver’s license, and no permission to take various community projects.

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Benefits of a Private Career College Education The first step toward a brighter future in Canada

hen it comes to post-secondary education, students in Vancouver have many choices. Students can study at public universities and colleges, technical institutes, and vocational schools. They can also choose to attend a private career college. Far from being exclusive and elite institutions, private career colleges are an excellent choice for anyone looking for careerbased training in everything from accounting to international trade. Here are some reasons why students choose to attend a private college. Career-Focused Programs Students choose private career colleges because these institutions offer programs that train students for specific careers. Curriculum is developed with input from an industry advisory committee. Programs often blend classroom learning and practical experiences, giving students the fundamental skills and knowledge they need for their career field. And, because private career colleges operate on a continuous delivery model, students can begin training at any time throughout the year instead of just September and January. This allows them to train quickly and be out in the job market sooner than public college graduates.


“One of the top reasons our students choose to study with us is how quickly they can complete their education,� says Edward Jonathan, VP of BC Operations for CDI College. Class Size


Private college classes are often smaller than those at public institutions. Large lecture halls and labs may work for some students, but others prefer to learn in a more intimate setting. Smaller classes allow students more opportunities to get to know their classmates and get more one-on-one time with their instructors when they need help. Interaction with students from other programs may also be greater, as well, because private college campuses are smaller. This smaller size helps bring an even greater sense of community.

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Instruction from Professionals Private colleges usually hire industry-experienced professionals as instructors for their programs. Most career college instructors still work in the field they teach, allowing them to bring a wide perspective to the course material. While their experience helps their students understand the subject matter, industry-experienced instructors can also let students know what to expect once they enter the industry. “Each of our instructors comes with their own unique background and experience,” says Larry Heinzlmeir, VP of Marketing for CDI College. “Our instructors are dedicated to student success and always go that extra mile to ensure their students are getting the best education possible.” Professional Association Recognition Students may also choose to attend a private college because a program is recognized by a professional association or regulatory body. A private college will work closely with several professional bodies to develop and ensure the quality and integrity of their programs. These associations also provide an assurance of quality to students that programs are on par with those offered through public institutions. Graduate Employment Outcomes Employment is the desired outcome for all students in career training programs. Most private career colleges strive to be sure that their graduates have a job when they finish their studies. Along with teaching job search skills, many career college programs include practicum placements that allow students to gain hands-on experience before they graduate. These schools also have career service departments that provide assistance with the job search before and after graduation, as well as other services that grads can use to help them find work in their field of choice. Taking a career training program from a private college could be the first step toward a brighter future in Canada. o

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Sean Cho Sean Cho is a 23 year old actor born in Seoul, Korea. Sean came to Canada in 2005 to learn English. He attended high school in Port Coquitlam and after graduating, decided to stay and study in Vancouver. He went to Simon

Fraser University for a year taking general studies, but his heart wasn’t really in it. Sean’s dream was to study acting. He spoke to his mother about this, and with her approval, he entered the acting program at Vancouver Film

School in 2009. Sean graduated from the program last August and is working on refining his acting skills. Guidebook spoke with him earlier this month about his experiences and his dreams for the future.

Why did you choose to come to BC to study? I had a friend who was in Kamloops. He came to BC one year before I did. I met him when he was back in Korea for a visit. He talked about what it was like here and I wanted to come. I wanted to study English and my parents wanted me to also. Tuition was more expensive in the United States and I thought Canada was safer. It was hard at first, but after six months I could hear the English words, but it took longer before I was able to speak. I had a tutor, so that helped. Listening was easy. It was harder to talk but I had to talk to get better. Life in Vancouver must be very different from living in Seoul. Korea is fast. It is very busy and crowded. Life there is very much big city life... like in New York. Vancouver is smaller and more relaxed. You have the ocean here. I used to miss the fast pace of Seoul, but this August after school finished, I was in Korea for a month and I could not get used to it. When I was first in Vancouver, I noticed that people say “excuse me� or “sorry� a lot. In Korea, people bump into someone and don’t say anything. In Vancouver, people hold the door for you. That was different. It was awkward at first, but I got used to it. It was hard to say “excuse me� at first. Another thing is the way we talk to older people. In Korea, if someone is older, you have to be respectful and obey them. You have to listen to them. But here you are free to say your opinion. I found that hard. In Korea, the way teachers used to teach was not very interactive. Here they are much more interactive, and students are invited to give their opinions.


Were there challenges getting into film school as an international student? Tuition is more expensive. But I graduated from high school here, so that helped to get into VFS (Vancouver Film School). Having local education was an advantage. Have you done any acting since you graduated? It is hard to get an acting job, especially as new actors, so we created one. During school I made some Korean friends who graduated from VFS. They wanted to put on a play in Korean. We did a production of Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple which was translated into Korean. We

did four shows in three days in a small theatre on Granville Island. This was in June 2013. I played the role of Felix. It was fun, but the jokes were hard to translate into Korean. I would like to get into film, though I want to do theater and TV too. For now it’s easier to get some parts here in Vancouver because there is a lot of filming here and I can build up a resume. I also would like to write a script and film it. In North America, most of the leads are white and black guys. I want to show that Asians can be leads too. One day I would like to go to Los Angeles to work. The best thing I would like to do is to go back and forth for work between Korea and LA. Have you done any travelling while you have been here? I went to the Rocky Mountains many years ago while I was in high school. I was in New York last December and saw Al Pacino in a play there. I have also gone to Seattle. I still want to see the west coast of the US. I would like to go to LA, to Las Vegas and to New York again. Do you have advice for new international students? Learn the language. I was really quiet in high school, so my language improvement was really slow. My advice would be to not be afraid to say something wrong when you speak. Don’t be afraid to say your opinion. Speak out and practice talking. Also people who come here to study or experience something new, I would tell them to meet a lot of new people, not just hang around with people from their own country. It’s easier to understand the Western culture if you get to know people from other cultures. Why not experience it while you are here? The time will not come back. What do you think you will remember most about this time if you were looking back on it five or ten years from now? I am just starting a new career. I am excited about my life and what is going to happen next. I am doing what I love. Through the school I have met teachers and school friends. For now this is the best time of my years. o By Larry Pellizzari/ Guidebook

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Mongolian hot pot

Restaurant chain with locations in China, Hong Kong, Japan, the US, and Canada. Perfect for group gatherings.

䊰䊰䊰䊰䊰 As soon as you enter Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot, the rich fragrance of soup hints at what’s to come. Each table is topped with a ceramic heating element upon which sits the ‘hot pot.’ With the hot pot in the centre of the table, guests gather around to cook ingredients of their choice by submerging them into the boiling soup stock. This set up is perfect for gatherings of friends and families, especially during the cold wet winter. There is nothing like spending time with loved ones huddled around a warm stove and enjoying a meal. Tables are well spaced out and booths are sectioned off by high walls, ensuring privacy. There are also rooms and round tables available for larger parties. A bar area is visible at the end of the restaurant, where drinks are prepared. Because hot pot involves cooking your own menu selections in boiling soup stock, most items on the menu are raw. There is an assortment of meats (such as beef, lamb, chicken), vegetables (any type that you can think of), and seafood (fish, shellfish, octopus, scallops). Also available is an ‘alternative’ section, such as beef tripe and pork blood. Our server highlighted that the lamb is from New Zealand, and beef from Alberta. The menu also featured several home-made meatballs, made from cod, shrimp, and beef. All of the ingredients were fresh, and you can tell the kitchen put in a lot of effort to ensure only the best gets served. There are a number of different soup stocks to choose from. We chose the half and half which was delivered in one pot sectioned in the middle. One side simmered with classic soup stock, and the other half with spicy stock. Our server explained that all the soups start with the classic soup stock (primarily chicken and beef bones infused with a number of herbs

and spices) as a base, and then add additional ingredients to build complexity and flavour. The spicy soup starts with the classic base, and then chili peppers and other fragrant ingredients are added. Little Sheep also has a vegetarian base for non-meat eaters. In the kitchen, a designated person attends to the soup; every 15 minutes the mixture is stirred, and ingredients are added to build and shape the flavor. The menu also offers cooked appetizers such as stewed beef, and cold dishes. Among the beverages, plum juice is a refreshing staple which complements the hot and spicy food fresh from the pot. Service was attentive and prompt. As soup boiled down, servers topped up our pot. They were polite and always ensured our needs were met, without being intrusive. Overall, the quality of ingredients and soup were the highlight of this experience. Everything tasted fresh. The soup stocks were intensely rich and flavorful, without the taste of MSG. The cooking process itself was also fun and allowed our table a good opportunity to chat while waiting for our food to cook. This has quickly become a favorite in my books, and I’m sure I will come back again and again. o Jayne Ting is a Vancouver foodie who is on a mission to seek out all the best, lesser known eateries in the city. While not on the hunt for her next meal, she can be found at the gym, burning off yesterday’s calories.


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The Marvellous Real: Art from Mexico, 1926-2011 Mind-bending, Thought-Provoking Exhibition Explores Magic RealismAcross Eight Decades of Contemporary and Modern Art

Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) is world renowned for its collections, research, teaching, public programs, and community connections. Canada’s largest teaching museum is located in a spectacular building overlooking mountains and sea. MOA houses more than 38,000 ethnographic objects and 535,000 archaeological objects, including many, which originate from the Northwest Coast of British Columbia.

Saturday, November 2, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Free with Museum Admission. For many traditional Mesoamerican cultures, dying represents a continuation of this life in a different, parallel realm. Every year, these two realms connect in a celebration commonly known as the Day of the Dead. On November 2, MOA creates its own Day of the Dead Celebration. Ofrendas or offerings and altars for the deceased will be erected in the Haida house by local community members. Music will be provided by Mariachi del Sol, while storytellers and stilt walkers will contribute to the celebration.

The MOA invites visitors on a twisting, mind-expanding journey with The Marvellous Real: Art from Mexico, 1926-2011, on display to March 30, 2014. The exhibition features 54 artworks that capture Mexico’s particular form of magic realism and offer world views shown through a range of abstract, surreal, and embellished prisms.

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MOA has put together an extensive collection of artworks in a range of media including painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography, video, and more. The far-ranging aesthetic is explored through everything from familiar formats that defy expectation and perception, such as luminary artist Frida Kahlo’s oil and collage work Mi vestido cuelga aqui (1933, My Dress Hangs Here), to daring creations that challenge artistic definitions, such as BetsabeÊ Romero’s Serpiente (2004, Serpent) – a group of four engraved tractor tires. The exhibition – which will be offered in both English and Spanish - is a dazzling view of artistic expression, and of a vibrant place and people. Other artists displayed include Dr. Atl, Juan O’Gorman, Alice Rahon, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Rufino Tamayo, as well as a younger generation of visual artists like Carlos Amorales, Sandra Cabriada, Yishai Jusidman, and Francisco Toledo. To complement the exhibition, MOA has programmed a series of enriching experiences, including: Dia de los Muertos: Day of the Dead Celebration

Posada Navidena Saturday, December 14, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Free with Museum Admission. Posadas are a cultural tradition rooted in the blending of Christianity with Mesoamerican cultures. The Posada Navidena at MOA will feature a procession with musicians signing the letania and culminate in the breaking of a traditional piùata in MOA’s Great Hall.


The phrase ‘The Marvellous Real’ was coined in 1949 by Cuban writer and musicologist Alejo Carpentier to capture a unique aesthetic strangeness – neither beautiful nor ugly – that is ever-present in the arts and everyday life of Latin America.

Saturday, November 30, 10:00 am – 1:00pm; Saturday, December 7, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Strongly identified with Mexico, the piùata is one of several objects made from cardboard, cloth, or clay that have been used in cultures throughout the world in celebrations and ceremonies. Come to this workshop and learn how to make a traditional Mexican piùata, and then join us for a Posada Navidena on December 14. The workshop fee includes supplies, excluding treats for the inside of the piùata, as well as free MOA admission on December 7 and December 14. Workshop price is $30 per person or one parent and one child; $25 for MOA members. Tickets at: www.

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Maclean’s releases its 2014 Rankings of

Canadian Universities BC Universities place in the top three of each category Maclean’s magazine has recently released its 23rd annual University Rankings issue in which each of Canada’s 49 universities is ranked. There are three categories of ranking: the Medical Doctoral category, the Comprehensive category, and the Primarily Undergraduate category. For the ninth year in a row, McGill ranked first in the Medical Doctoral category. This category ranks universities with a broad range of Ph.D. programs and research, as well as medical schools. In second place came the University of British Columbia and the University of Toronto was third. The Comprehensive category ranks universities that have a significant amount of research activity and a wide range of programs, including professional degrees, at the undergraduate and graduate level. BC universities took the top two spots in this category: the University of Victoria placed first, while Simon Fraser University was second. The University of Waterloo achieved third place. Mount Allison University in Sackville, N.B. topped the Primarily Undergraduate category—for the 17th time in 23 years. Universities in this category are largely focused on undergraduate education. They have fewer graduate programs and graduate students. Acadia University came in second in this category, while the University of Northern British Columbia and the University of Lethbridge were tied for third place.


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McGill, UBC and Toronto hold Victoria passes Simon Fraser Mount Allison holds on to first their top three positions to take the top spot place while Acadia moves up 2014 University Rankings: Medical Doctoral category results

2014 University Rankings: Comprehensive category results

2014 University Rankings: Primarily Undergraduate results

The Maclean’s University Rankings place schools into one of three categories to recognize differences in levels of research funding, diversity of offerings and breadth and depth of graduate and professional programs. Universities in the Medical Doctoral category, ranked here, have a broad range of Ph.D. programs and research, as well as medical schools. Be sure to check out the other two ranking categories, Comprehensive and Primarily Undergraduate, and ourmethodology. For dozens of charts, our reputation survey, student satisfaction results and stories about what’s new on campuses, buy the 130-page Maclean’s University Rankings, on newsstands and iPads.

The Maclean’s University Rankings place schools into one of three categories to recognize differences in levels of research funding, diversity of offerings and breadth and depth of graduate and professional programs. Universities in the Comprehensive category, ranked here, have a significant amount of research activity and a wide range of programs at the undergraduate and graduate level, including professional degrees. Be sure to check out the other two ranking categories, Medical Doctoral and Primarily Undergraduate, and our methodology. For dozens of charts, our reputation survey, student satisfaction results and stories about what’s new on campuses, buy the 130-page Maclean’s University Rankings, on newsstands and iPads.

The Maclean’s University Rankings place schools into one of three categories to recognize differences in levels of research funding, diversity of offerings and breadth and depth of graduate and professional programs. Universities in the Primarily Undergraduate category, ranked here, are largely focused on undergraduate education, with relatively fewer graduate programs and graduate students. Be sure to check out the other two ranking categories, Medical Doctoral andComprehensive, and our methodology. For dozens of charts, our reputation survey, student satisfaction results and stories about what’s new on campuses, buy the 130-page Maclean’s University Rankings, on newsstands and iPads.

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Meet Dayara

Meet Henry

27 year old student from Londrina, Brazil

Henry looks back on seven months living here

Dayara is a 27 year old student from Londrina, a city in southern Brazil. She is studying English at EC Language Centres in downtown Vancouver. She had been in Vancouver for a month when guidebook spoke to her at the downtown Vancouver Public Library.

Henry is a 25-year-old student from Taipei, Taiwan. He is studying English at EC English Language Centres in downtown Vancouver. guidebook caught up with him at the Vancouver Public Library where he was studying with a schoolmate. 1IPUP-BSSZ1FMMJ[[BSJ(VJEFCPPL

Guidebook: Why did you choose to come to Vancouver to study English? Dayara: My cousin studied in Vancouver. She said it was a beautiful city, and a safe place to be. Guidebook: Why do you want to study English? Dayara: I am studying English for knowledge of the language. Knowing English is important if you want a good career. I want to find a good job in Brazil when I go back home. I think that studying English will help me find a good job.


Guidebook: Besides studying, what do you hope to do while you are here?

Henry: Last year I came to Vancouver with my family for a visit. My mother asked me if I wanted to come here to improve my English, and I thought, “why not?� I had just finished my time in the army. In Asia, we need a good score on the TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) test. It is very important for finding work in Asia.

Guidebook: What have you done while you have been in Vancouver? Henry: I travelled. I went to Vancouver Island, to Victoria and Nanaimo. To the west of America too: Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco and the Grand Canyon. I also went to Whistler. I prefer natural sightseeing, being in nature. In Vancouver I enjoy going to the gym to work out. In the winter I will learn to snowboard. It was good here last summer. There were different festivals every week. There was the Zombie Walk, fireworks, and festivals for different countries like Italian Days and Greek Days. I also went kayaking and skydiving.


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Guidebook: Why did you choose Vancouver as a place to study?

Henry: I plan to go back home and get a job in the trade business. Import and export. Knowing English will help me with this type of job.

Guidebook: You mentioned that Vancouver is different from Brazil. How is Vancouver different?

Guidebook: Is there anything you would like to tell people in Vancouver?

Henry: I have been here since the beginning of March (2013).

Guidebook: What do you plan to do when you finish your studies here?

Dayara: I want to meet people. I want to experience another culture. I want to see the country. So far I saw Whistler and Grouse Mountain. I went to the Rocky Mountains on a bus tour with other students. Vancouver is very different from Brazil. Back home we have many beaches on the ocean, but not many lakes. I am also trying new foods from different cultures. Today we tried Korean food.

Dayara: Well, the weather is different. In Brazil, the days are sunny and hot. When it rains, it does not rain for a long time. It is not as hot here. But it is nice, comfortable. The weather has been good so far. I dress differently here. I can wear more clothes. Vancouver is also different because I can wear what I want here. In Brazil, if you don’t dress a certain way, people will say something to you. They will look at you like you are strange. Here I can dress how I want and no one will care.

Guidebook: How long have you been in Vancouver?

Guidebook: Skydiving? Really? Henry: Yes. I went with a group of 15. We went to a small air strip in Surrey. It was a very exciting experience.


Guidebook: Is there anything you still would like to do? Henry: I want to go to the Rocky Mountains. That is still on my list. I want to see Moraine Lake. My friend went there and it looks very beautiful. Some of my friends want to see the aurora, the Northern Lights. I enjoy the nature of Canada and Vancouver. I like Stanley Park, the cute animals, bike riding. Guidebook: What do you enjoy about life in Vancouver? Henry: There is freedom here, because of the different cultures. Here I don’t have to think about what other people think of me. There is so much pressure back at home to be a certain way. Here there is more freedom to be myself. In Taiwan, for example, I have to care about what I write on my FaceBook. Here I have the freedom to write what I want. I can be myself. o

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Guidebook explains some common English idioms


To call a spade a spade Meaning: To speak honestly about something, even if it is embarrassing, rude or unpleasant. “Jane told William that he is impolite. She’s not afraid to call a spade a spade.� A spade is a tool used for digging, a type of shovel.

Every language has expressions that have special meanings. The meanings are more than the sum of the words. These expressions are called idioms. English has many idioms. The meanings of these expressions are not always clear. You might hear these phrases on the street, or in conversation with English speakers. Guidebook presents some common English idioms and their meanings. We hope this will make these expressions easier to understand.

(Has the) cat got your tongue? Meaning: Why aren’t you saying anything? “How was your weekend? What happened? What’s the matter? Has the cat got your tongue?� To come clean Meaning: To be honest with someone and tell the truth about something. “I want you to come clean about where you were last night.� To get something off your chest Meaning: To confess or reveal something that is worrying you or making you feel guilty. “I was worrying about that for a long time. I’m so happy to finally get it off my chest.� To go with the flow Meaning: To do what other people do and accept things as they are. “All my friends wanted to see a movie. I wanted to watch the game, but decided to just go with the flow.� How come? Meaning: This is an informal way of asking “why?�. You can use it when speaking to friends and people you are close to. But you should not use it in writing, or if you are speaking to an important person or someone you don’t know. “How come you are so tired today?� Mark my words Meaning: Pay attention to what I am saying now because, at some point, you will see that I am right. The expression suggests that a statement will be proven in the future. “Mark my words, my brother will be a famous singer one day!� To make waves Meaning: To cause trouble or difficulty. “Carla is calm now. She is happy, so don’t make waves.�


Not half bad Meaning: To give limited praise. Something is better than you thought it would be. “We had dinner at that new restaurant and I was surprised – it’s not half bad.� To pay lip service Meaning: Insincere respect, or support for something; to show or express respect or support but not act on it, so the respect is not real. “He says he supports giving money to the needy, but he never gives spare change to the poor. He’s just paying lip service.� o

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| FoodReview

Jayne Ting is a Vancouver foodie who still feels like a tourist in this city. Her New Years’ resolution is to seek out as many hole-in-the-wall eateries as she can. When not eating, she can be found at the gym, burning off calories from the food she just ate. Jane shares some of her recent eatery discoveries with guidebook.



The best eating around town

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Located at the end of Robson Street near Denman, Nero specializes in homemade Belgian waffles with savory and sweet fillings. The waffles come in two textures: Brussels which are crispy, and Liege which are soft and chewy. The menu also includes drinks such as coffee and tea. Iced water is free and self-served. They offer a good selection of waffles. I ordered an Orange Delight with the Liege waffle: melted dark chocolate over vanilla ice cream, orange slices, waffle, and powdered sugar. It was very sweet; so I would consider this a dessert rather than breakfast item. It was definitely a real treat. The waffle is soft, and the orange’s tanginess paired with bittersweet dark chocolate and ice cream was perfection.

Jethro’s is a breakfast and lunch joint. It’s popular, and constantly packed with long line ups. Their menu offers savory and sweet breakfasts, salads, and lunch items such as sandwiches and burgers. Portions are medium- to large-sized; I found one order is good for sharing. I ordered the Strawberries and Cream buttermilk pancakes, plus the “2 eggs and meat� savory breakfast. The pancakes must be the biggest pancakes I have ever seen! Even shared between two people, it was more than enough. The savory breakfasts were average- not bad, but not great. It’s hard to do a bad job on breakfast foods like eggs and ham, but it just didn’t have the ‘wow’ factor. I felt that the savory breakfast items were comparable to Denny’s. The sweet breakfast items, however, like the pancakes and French toast, are definitely the stars on the menu. These are unique to Jethro’s; the butteriness and fluffiness of my pancakes was yummy. If you are visiting Jethro’s, I highly recommend trying at least one of the sweet menu items.

Nero has a cozy atmosphere. The staff are so pleasant it makes eating-in much more comfortable, though the seating is limited. It can feel cramped, but that is bearable given that this is a dessert bar so patrons are not expected to stay for hours. On sunny days two additional tables are available outside. The inside is cozy and the wooden tables and chairs remind you of dining in someone’s home. Overall, these are the best dessert waffles in the Vancouver area. You can tell the owners put a lot of thought and effort into the presentation and menu items. While it’s not exactly a ‘cafÊ’ where you would sit and hang out all day, it does have a relaxing vibe and is a good place to meet friends and chat over good eats. Price: Waffles start around $7.50, and my Orange Delight was $8.50.

Prices range from $6 to $15 per item. It’s no wonder the line ups are so long: comfort food for a reasonable price. Jethro’s is busiest between 11AM to 2PM. If you show up during this time at either location on weekends, expect to leave your name and wait 30 to 40 minutes to be seated. There is limited seating at both locations. Service staff can seem rude because they are always busy and just cannot afford to be attentive to each and every customer. The seating is quite cramped, and patrons may be asked to share tables.



Overall, the sweet breakfast items are a musttry. The prices are reasonable and well worth it, given the portion size. One star knocked off because of the long wait times, inattentive staff, and cramped seating. I felt pressured to finish my food and leave right away with no time to sit and chat and really be mindful about eating.

Chef Hung Taiwanese Beef Noodles Vancouver: 3313 Shrum Lane, Wesbrook Village UBC West Vancouver: 1560 Marine Drive Richmond: 2800 Aberdeen Centre, 4151 Hazelbridge Way

䊰䊰䊰䊰 Established 1995 in Taiwan, the Chef Hung franchise has now reached North America with a menu featuring a variety of soup bases and noodles. They also offers rice dishes, several vegetarian dishes, Taiwanese snacks and an extensive selection of bubble teas. We ordered the beef noodle in tomato soup, a beef,tendon and tripe noodle, and pan fried ground beef cake. The soup was flavorful without that ‘MSG’ taste; it was not overly salty, which was a pleasant surprise. Unlike other noodle restaurants, Chef Hung does not leave you thirsty and with a dry mouth. I was not afraid to finish all my soup. There are four types of noodles to choose from: vermicelli, rice noodle, thin noodle, and thick noodle. The beef is soft and they definitely do not cheap out on giving you more noodle than meat. There is a token piece of bok choi in every noodle bowl -- just to give the impression that your are getting veggies with your meal. But it is beef noodle after all. Portions are average. The pan fried ground beef cake was a bit oily, but to be fair, it was a ‘pan fried’ item. The menu reflects Taiwan’s staples: beef noodles, night market snacks, and bubble tea. Our noodles were al dente and just perfect. Noodles start at about $10.25 per bowl (which is a couple bucks more than many other beef noodle restaurants), snacks are about $5 per plate. Bubble tea/drinks are more on the pricey side compared to other bubble tea houses, starting at $4.50. For the three items we ordered, the bill came to about $27, shared between two people. The menu does have a good range of selections. There are three locations in the Metro Vancouver area. I have been to the UBC and Richmond locations where seating is spacious and staff are always attentive and polite. Taiwanese music plays, and service is fast; we waited no more than 10 minutes for our food after ordering. Free tea is offered to all customers. This is a casual dining space where customers feel welcome to sit and chat. Chef Hung is family-friendly and clean. I would highly recommended Chef Hung if you are homesick for some good old Taiwanese comfort food. A hot bowl of noodle soup can’t be beat on a cold winter day. One star knocked off because while it is great food, it doesn’t have that special something that makes me think of coming back again before I have even finished the soup in front of me.


Jethro’s 3420 Dunbar St, Vancouver, BC, V6S 2C2 3455 Fraser St, Vancouver BC, V5V 4C3

Nero Belgian Waffle Bar 1703 Robson Street, Vancouver BC, V6G 1C8

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Looking beyond the Lower Mainland

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Wildlife in British Columbia British Columbia is home to more wildlife than any other province in Canada. Much of this wildlife is sheltered in BC’s 13.5 million hectares (33.36 million acres) of parks and protected areas. But animals are not limited to these areas. In many places, especially in Northern BC and the Kootenay Rockies, it’s not uncommon to spot wildlife from (or on) the highway. Your chances of seeing large animals, especially bears and whales, are better if you join a licensed wildlife viewing tour. Tour operators follow strict regulations to avoid disturbing the animals and their habitats and, of course, to protect the safety of the human visitors. Here are some coordinates for wildlife viewing in BC:

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| GuidebookDestination


A Skier’s paradise


Whistler is a hub for mountain sports, and with winter around the corner, it’s the perfect place for a ski getaway There’s no limit to the words you’ll hear to describe Whistler. Awesome, exhilarating, and inspiring are a few of them. Whistler is a hub for mountain sports, a staging place for back-country adventure, a centre for nightlife, an eating and drinking destination, and a centre for hiking, mountain biking, and golfing. The potential of these mountains for snow sports inspired a group of business people to try to bring the Winter Olympics to Whistler in the 1960s. It took five or six attempts, but in their efforts to get Canada’s first Olympic Games (summer or winter), they built a world-class destination resort. And then the dream came true in 2010, when Whistler welcomed the world as the Host Mountain Community for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games. You’ve heard about Whistler, but you really have to go there for yourself to see what it’s all about and why people from all around the globe gather there – and why many of them stay, either for a weekend, for week, for a season, or indefinitely. There’s no point in sugar-coating it – Whistler is not cheap and you can drop a lot of cash there. But there are ways to spend a little less and still do all that you want to do. In this article, we’ll try to point you toward the places that won’t drain your bank account dry.

And because winter is now on the doorstep in Canada, in this article we’ll focus on Whistler as a winter destination (even though over half of its two million annual visitors go there in summer). Ski season is here and it’s snowing on the mountains. Whistler’s crown jewel – or is it jewels? – are the two adjacent peaks known as Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain. Whistler is ringed by mountains, but these two are the focus for most visitors because that’s where the downhill and slopestyle action is. Beginning in November, Whistler Blackcomb enjoys metres of snowfall which draws skiers and snowboarders from around the world. That snow keeps right on falling and lasts into May. The terrain ranges from gentle to extreme, and it’s served by some forty chairlifts and gondolas, so any kind of ski or snowboard experience you seek is there for you. There are easy runs down from all the lifts, but get a mountain map and watch where you’re going. Check out Spanky’s Ladder for some steep stuff – you have to hike a little to get there from the top of Blackcomb’s Glacier Chair. Or, for some really steep stuff, try the Sudan Couloir, from the top of the Seventh Heaven Chair, but only if you REALLY know what you’re doing and are confident on your skis or board. Not for beginning or intermediate skiers, and not for the faint

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of heart. Over on the Whistler side, everyone loves the different kinds of terrain and consistent snow to be found on the Harmony Chair. Also, check out the Dave Murray Downhill, where the downhill skiing and other alpine events took place in the 2010 Winter Olympics. The Peak to Peak Gondola opened just five years ago, and if heights scare you, keep in mind that at its highest point, you will find yourself hundreds of metres above Fitzsimmons Creek as you ride from Whistler Mountain to Blackcomb Mountain – or vice versa – in just eleven minutes. On the positive side, moving between the two mountains that fast lets you ski or ride a lot more terrain in a day – two mountains’ worth. One of Whistler’s best features is that the ski runs take you right down into Whistler’s famed village. With large chain hotels, smaller boutique hotels, lodges and condos, there are all kinds of places where you can lay your head for the night. Much of it is pricey for students, but if you really want to stay in the Village, try the Summit Lodge or the Aava Whistler Hotel, probably the two cheapest. Go to for a complete list of accommodations. For the best deal in town on a place to stay, check out the new HI-Whistler hostel at Alta Lake – it’s not in the Village, but you can get there pretty

quickly by bus. Whistler’s public transit system takes you all around town for cheap, and there’s no problem taking your skis or snowboard on the bus with you. If you’re thirsty, it’s not hard to find a cold beer or a glass of wine in Whistler. If you find yourself in Whistler Creekside, Dusty’s is a must-visit for après ski beer, nachos and live music. Back in the Village, Tapley’s Sports Bar is a local favourite, Citta’s is always fun and busy, the GLC at the base of Whistler Mountain is a great place to meet friends and catch live bands, and the patio at Black’s Pub is a popular après ski spot. That’s just a few of dozens of bars you can visit, and many of them have outdoor patios for lounging in the spring sunshine after a big day on the slopes. For cheap eats, all the pubs just mentioned have menus offering good pub fare. Locals enjoy Gone Bakery for its famous soup and sandwiches, and Moguls has great coffee and killer cookies. Dup’s on Main Street is great for burritos, and Fat Tony’s has some of the best pizza in town at two locations in the Village. If you’ve got a few bucks to spend – quite a few bucks – splurge on Araxi, for its West Coast fusion menu and lots of great BC wines. Same for the Bearfoot Bistro – fine West Coast dining at its best, and they’ll give you a parka

if you want to visit their Belvedere Ice Room. The temperature in there is -32C, perfect for sampling their range of premium vodkas. If nightclubbing is your thing, head for Buffalo Bill’s, Maxx Fish or Garfunkel’s. If you’ve never tried cross-country skiing, Whistler is a great place for that. Trails crisscross the town and the valley. For longer trails and a real back-country experience, get out to Whistler Olympic Park in the nearby Callaghan Valley. The snow is deep and the forest is quiet and serene. You can rent cross-country skis in Whistler or in the rental shop at Whistler Olympic Park. If you want to give the Nordic sport of biathlon a try, you can do that here. The Experience Biathlon program lets you shoot at the biathlon range using authentic .22-calibre biathlon rifles. If you want to work in Whistler, the jobs are there, but most of them are in the tourism and hospitality industries. Whistler Blackcomb does most of its winter hiring in the early fall, but there’s no harm in checking out the employment page on their website whistlerblackcomb. com. Most employers try to hire staff for the entire season; there are dozens of restaurants and hotels in Whistler and they always need staff. You can find currently available jobs by picking up the Pique Newsmagazine or going

to their website at o By Jeff McDonald Jeff McDonald is a Vancouver-based communications guy for work and often for pleasure. He wordsmiths as part of his day job and sometimes just to amuse himself. He freelances for organizations like the World Wildlife Fund, and except for those folks, knows more about the illegal trade in polar bear parts than just about anyone. Jeff skis widely and called Whistler home for a few years. His dream job would be researching and writing the Lonely Planet book on South America.

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Wildlife in British Columbia

When: Mid-March to mid-April What: Migratory Pacific Grey Whales Where: The West Coast of Vancouver Island Every March and April, about 20,000 Pacific grey whales migrate 8,000 kilometres along the west coast of Vancouver Island, making one of the longest migrations of any mammal. They travel between their winter calving lagoons in Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, and their summer feeding grounds in the Bering and Chukchi seas. Each year, the residents of Tofino and Ucluelet on the west coast of Vancouver Island welcome back the whales. Charter boats and boat tours head out to see the animals in the open water, or stand on shore and watch as these massive mammals travel close to land. The residents also throw a party: The Pacific Rim Whale Festival, is a nine-day event at the start of prime whale watching season, with over 90 events from arts shows to chowder contests and interpretive rainforest walks. You can also see resident grey whales in Clayoquot and Barkley sounds anytime between March and October. www.pacificrimwhalefestival When: winter and spring months What: Rocky Mountain Elk Where: Columbia River Valley, East Kootenays Elk can be spotted throughout southeastern BC, but near the communities of Golden, Radium Hot Springs and Invermere on Highway 93/95 north of Cranbrook in the Kootenay Rockies, you can see large herds of the animals gathered in meadows, especially at dawn and dusk. You may also see mule deer, white-tailed deer, and bighorn sheep in the area. When: Early May What: The Wings Over the Rockies Bird Festival Where: Invermere, Kootenay Rockies This early May event around the town of Invermere celebrates the annual return of birds to the Columbia Valley Wetlands, home to more than 250 feathered species. Approximately 70 events held over the course of a week include activities such as guided nature walks and voyageur canoe trips to art exhibits, presentations and workshops, and wildlife photography tips. When: Early May to September

What: Grizzly Bears Where: The Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary, northeast of Prince Rupert The Khutzeymateen Grizzly Bear Sanctuary, 45 kilometres northeast of Prince Rupert, was established as the first area in Canada to be protected specifically for grizzly bears, and is one of the best places in the world to see these magnificent animals in their natural habitat. The Sanctuary can only be reached by boat or floatplane, and is home to about 50 to 65 bears. It is best visited between May and September (especially in May) when the bears can be seen roaming the shore. When: May to October What: Orcas or Killer Whales Where: Georgia Strait and Johnstone Strait, east of Vancouver Island Throughout the summer, whale watching boats leave from Victoria, Sooke and Sidney on Vancouver Island, and from Steveston (35 minutes south of Vancouver) to look for the estimated 85 Orcas, or killer whales (actually large dolphins), living in the southern Georgia Strait between the BC Mainland and Vancouver Island. Porpoises, dolphins and sea lions also live in the area. However, in Johnstone Strait and the Broughton Archipelago off Vancouver Island’s northeast coast, there are about 250 resident Orcas. They come for salmon, socializing and to rub their bodies on the area’s smooth pebble beaches. Whale watching boats and kayak tours leave from Port McNeill, Alert Bay, and Telegraph Cove. While in Telegraph Cove, check out the Whale Interpretive Centre’s collection of sea life skeletons. When: May to October What: Whales Where: The North Coast, off Prince Rupert Prince Rupert, on BC’s North Coast, is also a great base for whale watching trips. Depending on the season, you can see humpback, grey, Orca and minke whales in these waters. Whale watching boats leave from Prince Rupert throughout the summer. When: June to October What: Moose, bison and other large land mammals Where: The Muskwa-Kechika Management Area

In much of Northern BC, simply driving down the highway or gazing through a train window reveals a wealth of animal and bird life, from deer grazing at roadside meadows to Stone sheep at salt licks or bald eagles soaring over the tree tops. Highway 97, the Alaska Highway, will take you through Stone Mountain Provincial Park and Muncho Lake Provincial Park, in the Muskwa-Kechika Management Area. Moose, caribou, Stone sheep, black bear and mule deer can often be spotted from the highway. Herds of bison, with as many as 30 to 50 individuals, are common sights in the summer months, while fall is the prime time for viewing woodland caribou. When: May to October What: Grizzly Bears Where: The Great Bear Rainforest This vast tract territory on BC’s roadless midcoast ishome to a rich population of grizzly bears. Two floating lodges in the vicinity, Knight Inlet Lodge ( and Great Bear Lodge (www.greatbeartours. com) offer grizzly bear viewing tours from spring through fall. September and October, when the bears gather to feed on salmon runs, are the best viewing times. When: September to November What: Salmon Where: Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park, near Kamloops, and the Capilano Salmon Hatchery, North Vancouver; Goldstream Provincial Park, near Victoria; Campbell River and Bella Coola Each autumn, all five species of North American Pacific salmon leave the ocean and return to the streams and rivers of their birth to spawn. The great salmon runs are fascinating to watch as thousands of fish battle their way upstream, attracting eagles and other predators. One of the richest runs takes place on the Adams River, north of Kamloops. Each September and October, millions of salmon make their way back to the 11-kilometre stretch of river which runs through Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park to lay their eggs before they die. The run reaches its height in late October. A dominant-year run, when millions of fish return to the river, occurs every four years. The next will be in 2014. Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park is 65 kilometres east of Kamloops off the TransCanada Highway. Other good places to watch salmon runs

are in Goldstream Provincial Park, north of Victoria, and the Capilano Salmon Hatchery in North Vancouver. When: November What: Snow Geese Where: The Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary, Delta More than 280 bird species live in or visit the Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Delta, one of Canada’s top birdwatching sites. The Sanctuary is located about an hour south of Vancouver. The best bird viewing takes place during the spring migration in March and April, and the fall migration in October and November. November is, however, the popular favourite, when between 30,000 and 80,000 lesser snow geese stop in en route from Siberia. When: Mid-November to January What: Bald Eagles Where: Brackendale Eagles Provincial Park, Squamish and Goldstream Provincial Park, Victoria Between mid-November and late January each year, one of the world’s largest concentration of bald eagles gather to feed on salmon at Brackendale Eagles Provincial Park, just north of Squamish, about an hour from Vancouver on the Sea to Sky Highway. Peak eagle-viewing time is from mid-December to mid-January. Between 650 and 1000 eagles are spotted during a single day each January. Guided walking tours are available, while several rafting companies offer guided eagle-viewing float trips — watching from a gently floating raft on the Cheakamus River is one of the best ways to observe the eagles without disturbing them. Eagles also gather in record numbers at Goldstream Provincial Park, 19 kilometres north of Victoria, to feed on the salmon runs there. The peak time here is December, though the viewing is excellent anytime from mid-November through January. When: Late December to March What: Sea Lions Where: Hornby Island During the winter, hundreds of California and Steller’s sea lions haul out on islets just off Hornby Island.The sea lions are attracted by large schools of herring, and bald eagles usually show up to hunt for the same prey. The whole scene is easily viewed from shore. o

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Protect yourself when buying second hand cell phones IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number before you take possession of the phone. Tips to protect yourself when buying cell phones privately second hand. If you plan to purchase a second hand phone, ask for the IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number before you take possession of the phone. Then, simply go to and enter the IMEI into the query field. Anytime a wireless device using GSM, HSPA or LTE technologies is reported as lost or stolen to a participating Canadian wireless service provider, that device’s unique IMEI number will be added to a national blacklist. If the phone has been blacklisted, it cannot be activated on any Canadian Wireless provider, which makes the phone useless to you. The blacklist will also include devices reported lost or stolen by US carriers. If your phone is lost or stolen, report it to your local Police and your Wireless provider who will add it to the blacklist database. also provides information and resources on protecting the data on your smartphone, as well as how to help protect yourself from becoming a victim of device theft. It is very important that you contact your service provider immediately to report a lost or stolen phone. This will allow them to deactivate the device and to add it to the blacklist. All instances of personal theft should of course be reported to local law enforcement as well. features a convenient tool that allows Canadian consumers to simply enter the IMEI number of a wireless device to find out immediately if that device has been blacklisted in Canada. The consumer look-up feature, the first of its kind in the world, will include blacklisted devices that have been reported as lost or stolen since September 30, 2013 o

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Special Phone Numbers There are several specialty phone numbers you can call in Metro Vancouver to be connected to special services.You can call these numbers in emergencies or for information. 9-1-1


9-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that will connect you to emergency services. Dial 9-1-1 for police, fire, or medical emergencies if someone’s health, safety, or property is in danger, or if a crime is in progress. When you dial 9-1-1, you will be asked, “Do you need police, fire or ambulance?” If you are not sure of which service you need, the call-taker will ask a few questions to help determine which service is needed. The person taking the call will also ask which city you are calling from. You will be connected as quickly as possible to the service you have requested. Remember, 9-1-1 is just for emergencies, and not for updates on traffic or the weather, or for general advice. Calls are free, even from pay phones, and the service is available 24 hours a day, in 170 languages.

4-1-1 is the telephone number for local directory assistance. If you know the name of a person or a business, but not their phone number, you can dial 4-1-1 to find that number. You may be charged for 4-1-1 calls.


If you are looking for community, social or government services, dial 2-1-1. If you don’t know who to call for services in your community, 211 can help you find who you need. Examples of social services that can connect callers to include: food banks, clothing, shelters, rent assistance, and utility assistance. 211 can also connect you with health and mental health resources including medical information lines, crisis intervention services, support groups, and drug and alcohol services. 211 free and available 24 hours a day. o

8-1-1 is a free health information and advice phone line operated by HealthLink BC, which is part of the Ministry of Health. By calling 8-1-1, you can find health information and services. You can also get connected with a registered nurse, a registered dietitian or a pharmacist who can help you get the information you need about your health concerns, or those of your family. 8-1-1 call-takers can also help you find your way in the BC health care system. They can help you find the clinic or services closest to where you live. 8-1-1 provides translation services in more than 130 languages. 7-1-1 Dialing 7-1-1 gives callers access to Message Relay Service (MRS) by the deaf

3-1-1 For non-emergency City services, call 3-1-1. You can call within city limits for information and service needs such as traffic signal repairs; information requests regarding traffic or parking issues; and concerns such as parking tickets, noise or graffiti. Service in Vancouver is available from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm in over 175 languages. 2-1-1

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List of universities

in BC There are eleven public universities and four private universities in British Columbia. Seven of these universities – Capilano University, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Trinity Western University, Simon Fraser University, and the University of British Columbia – are in the Metro Vancouver region, the most populated region of British Columbia, and four of them – Vancouver Island University, Royal Roads University, the University of Victoria, and the University Canada West – are onVancouver Island. Two public universities, Capilano University and Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and one private university, Quest University, are primarily undergraduate institutions. The oldest university in the province is the University of British Columbia, established in 1908. Five institutions in British Columbia were officially designated as universities on September 1, 2008: Capilano University, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, the University of the Fraser Valley, and Vancouver Island University. University enrolment in British Columbia ranges from Quest University with 350 students to the University of British Columbia with 45,484 students. The biggest provider of online and distance education in BC is Thompson Rivers University, Open Learning (TRU-OL). With over 400 individual courses and more than 57 programs available for completion by distance and online learning, students can take a variety of programs such as: adult secondary school completion; certificates and diplomas, including advanced and post-baccalaureate; associate degrees; and bachelor's degrees. Considering distance students, Thompson Rivers University's enrolment is 22,036 (8964 of which is distance)

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Location(s) E U



North Vancouver 1968 7,500 0 7,500 Emily Carr University of Vancouver Art and Design 1925 1,870 28 1,898 Fairleigh Dickinson Vancouver 78 University 2007 78 [not in citation given] 0 Kwantlen Polytechnic Richmond, Surrey, Langley University 1981 16,811 0 16,811 Quest University Squamish 2002 300 0 300 Royal Roads University Victoria 1995 887 3,385 4,272 S.F.U. Burnaby, Surrey & Vancouver (Simon Fraser University) 1965 29,697 5,507 35,204 Thompson Rivers Kamloops University 1970 13,072 100 13,172 Trinity Western Langley University 1962 2,130 730 2,860 U.B.C. Vancouver & Kelowna 1908 41,700 8,630 50,330 University of Victoria Victoria 1963 18,863 3,542 22,405 University Canada West Vancouver 2005 n/a 0 n/a University of Abbotsford, Chilliwackand Mission the Fraser Valley 1974 8,124 40 8,164 University of Northern British ColumbiaPrince George1990 Columbia 3,068 490 3,558 Vancouver Nanaimo, Duncan,Parksville & Powell River Island University 1969 6,116 163 6,279 Capilano University

E – Established, U – Undergraduate enrolment, P – Postgraduate enrolment, T – Total enrolment

List of Schools: university, College, Career College and School District

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University Colleges Career Colleges School District

University University of Northern British Columbia 3333 University Way, Prince George, BC V2N 4Z9 1-250-960-5555

Thompson Rivers University 900 McGill Rd, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N6 1-250-828-5289

Fairleigh Dickinson University 842 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2P6 604-682-8112

Vancouver Island University 900 Fifth St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5 1-250-753-3245

Royal Roads University 2005 Sooke Rd, Victoria, BC V9B 5Y2 1-250-391-2600

University of Victoria 3800 Finnerty Rd, Victoria, BC V8P 5C2

University of British Columbia 2329 W Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 604-822-2211

University Canada West 1111 Melville St, Vancouver, BC V6E 3V6 1-800-360-7213

Quest 3200 University Blvd, Squamish, BC V8B 0N8 604-898-8000

University of the Fraser Valley 1399 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9 604-844-3800

Omni College 7811 Granville Ave, Richmond, B.C. V6Y 3E3 Phone : 604-668-6000 Fax : 604-233-0151

CG Masters School of 3D Animation and Visual Effects

Simon Fraser University

Vancouver Island University

John Casablancas Institute of Applied Arts 8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6 778-782-3111 1-888-920-2221 900 Fifth Street, Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 5S5 604-688-0328 Suite 150-220 Cambie St, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 2M9


Career Colleges

Aveda Institute

Acsenda School of Management

Visual College of Art and Design 604-430-5111 9th Floor, 1090 West Pender Street Vancouver, BC V6E 2N7 1-800-356-8497 626 West Pender St, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 1V8

Collège Éducacentre

CDI College 1-800-747-4825 896 West 8th Ave. Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 1E2

Vancouver Community College (VCC)

Vancouver 1-800-675-4392 710-626 West Pender St, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 1V9

Camosun College 1–877–554–7555 3100 Foul Bay Rd, Victoria B.C. V8P 5J2

Douglas College 604-527-5400 PO Box 2503, New Westminster, B.C. V3L 5B2

Burnaby 1-800-675-4392 500 - 5021 Kingsway, Burnaby, B.C. V5H 4A5 Richmond 1-800-675-4392 180 - 4351 No.3 Rd, Richmond, B.C. V6X 3A7 Surrey 1-800-675-4392 100 -11125 124th Street, Surrey, B.C. V3V 4V2

Justice Institute of B.C. 1-888-865-7764 715 McBride Blvd. New Westminster, B.C. V3L 5T4

Vancouver Career College

Langara College

Vancouver 1-800-651-1067 1100 - 626 West Pender St. Vancouver, B.C. V6B 1V9 604-323-5511 100 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V5Y 2Z6

Burnaby 1-800-651-1067 5021 Kingsway, Burnaby, B.C. V5H 4A5 1-800-371-8111 3330-22nd Ave. Prince George, B.C. V2N 1P8

Nicola Valley Institute of Technology 1-877-682-3300 4155 Belshaw Street, Merritt, B.C. V1K 1R1

North Island College 1-800-715-0914 1685 South Dogwood St., Campbell River, B.C. V9W 8C1

Northern Lights College

Northwest Community College

Emily Carr University of Art and Design

Fax : 604-517-6390 604-738-0519 206-1030 Georgia St. W, Vancouver, B.C. V6E 2Y3 8771 Lansdowne Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 3V8 604-599-2100

Trinity Western University 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver, BC V7J 3H5 604-986-1911

Surrey 1-604-583-6020 10072 King George Blvd, Surrey, B.C. V3T 2W4

301 – 340 Victoria Street, Kamloops, B.C. V2C 2A5

Suki’s Hair Academy 250-782-5251 11401 8th St. Dawson Creek, B.C. V1G 4G2

Capilano University

45860 Cheam Avenue, Chilliwack, B.C. V2P 1N6 604-871-7000 1155 East Broadway, Vancouver, B.C. V5T 4V5

Kwantlen Polytechnic University 33844 King Rd, Abbotsford, BC V2S 7M7 604-504-7441 7600, Langley, BC V2Y 1Y1 604-888-7511 1-888-953-1133 301 Frank Beinder Way, Castlegar, B.C. V1N 4L3 604-279-1800 8788 McKim Way Suite 3180, Richmond, B.C. V6X 4E2

College of New Caledonia


Selkirk College 1-877-277-2288 4815 Swannell Drive Box 338 Hazelton, B.C. V0J 1Y0

Okanagan College 1-888-831-0341 2552 Trans Hwy. NE, Salmon Arm, B.C. V1 E 4N3

College of the Rockies 1-877-489-2687 2700 College Way, Box 8500, Cranbrook B.C. V1C 5L7

Coquitlam 1-800-651-1067 5-1180 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, B.C. V3B 7L2 Surrey 1-800-651-1067 Suite 230 Gateway Tower - 13401 108 Ave, Surrey, B.C. V3T 5T3 Abbotsford 1-800-651-1067 2702 Ware Street, Abbotsford, B.C. V2S 5E6 Kelowna 1-800-651-1067 1649 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 1P6

VanArts - Vancouver Institute of Media Arts 604-682-2787 570 Dunsmuir St. Suite 600, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 1Y1 604-669-6992 101-111 Water Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 1A7

Automotive Training Centre 604-635-2222 12160 – 88th Avenue, Surrey, B.C. V3W 3J2

Alliance Career College Utopia Academy 604-681-4450 220-181 Keefer Place, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 6C1

Drake Medox College 604-498-0701 202 - 10114 King George Blvd, Surrey, B.C. V3T 2W4

Discovery Community College 604-629-0196 200 - 535 West 10th Ave. 2nd Floor, Maple Ridge 1-877-737-0758 22141 119 Ave. Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 1K9 Maple Ridge, B.C. V2X 2Y7

Canadian Tourism College 604-736-8000 #300 - 530 Hornby Street. Vancouver, B.C. V6C 2E7

AD Canadian Tourism College 604-582-1122 #320 - 10362 King George Blvd, Surrey, B.C. V3T 2W5

Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts 604-734-4488 101-1505 West 2nd Ave. Vancouver, B.C. V6H 3Y4

Sprott Shaw College Vancouver 604-683-7400 200 – 885 Dunsmuir St, Vancouver, B.C. V6C 1N8 Vancouver East 604-251-4473 2750 Rupert St, Vancouver, B.C. V5M 3T7 New Westminster 604-520-3900 420 – 88 Sixth St, New Westminster, B.C. V3L 5B3 Richmond 604-270-8867 7920 Cambie Road, Richmond, B.C. V6X 2B8 Surrey 604-583-1004 217 – 9801 King George Blvd, Surrey, B.C. V3T 5H5

Nanaimo 250-754-9600 6 – 140 Terminal Avenue, Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 5C5

Vancouver 604-682-6020 541 Seymour Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 3H6

Abbotsford 604-504-3323 1 – 33655 Essendene Ave. Abbotsford, B.C. V2S 2G5

Burnaby 1-604-437-6030 Suite 100 - 6446 Nelson Ave. Burnaby, B.C. V5H 3J5

Victoria 250-384-8121 2621 Douglas Street, Victoria, B.C. V8T 4M2

North Road 1-604-559-6020

106 – 3433 North Rd, Burnaby, B.C. V3J 0A9

Kelowna 250-860-8884 200-546 Leon Ave, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 6J6

Abbotsford 1-604-864-8920 308 - 2777 Gladwin Rd, Abbotsford, B.C. V2T 4V1

Penticton 250-770-2277 2603 Skaha Lake Road, Penticton, B.C. V2A 6E8

Chilliwack 1-604-392-6020

Kamloops 250-314-1122

MTI Community College 604-553-2462 800 Carnarvon St. Suite 320, New Westminster, B.C. V3M 0G3

Nanaimo 1-877-737-0758 Unit A&B 1713 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, B.C. V9S 1G8 Parksville 1-877-737-0758 266 Moilliet St. Parksville, B.C. V9P 1M9 Port Alberni 1-877-737-0758 6151 RUSSELL PLACE, Port Alberni, B.C. V9Y 7W3 Courtenay 1-877-737-0758 201 - 1025 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay, B.C. V9N 2J9 Campbell River 1-877-737-0758 1325 SHOPPERS ROW, Campbell River, B.C. V9W 2C9

Thompson Career College 1-250-372-8211 774 VICTORIA STREET, Kamloops, B.C. V2C 2B6

School District School District No. 039 (Vancouver) 1580 West Broadway, Vancouver, B.C. V6J 5K8 Phone : 604-713-5000 Fax : 604-713-5049

School District No. 045 (West Vancouver) 1075 21st St, West Vancouver, B.C. V7V 4A9 Phone : 604-981-1000 Fax : 604-981-1001

School District No. 044 (North Vancouver) 2121 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver, B.C. V7M 2K6 Phone : 604-903-3444 Fax : 604-903-3445

School District No. 041 (Burnaby) 5325 Kincaid St, Burnaby, B.C. V5G 1W2 Phone : 604-296-6900 Fax : 604-296-6910

School District No. 040 (New Westminster) 1001 Columbia St, New Westminster B.C. V3M 1C4 Phone : 604-517-6240

School District No. 038 (Richmond)

School District No. 043 (Coquitlam) 550 Poirier St, Coquitlam, B.C. V3J 6A7 Phone : 604-939-9201 Fax : 604-939-7828

School District No. 042 (Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows) 22225 Brown Ave, Maple Ridge, B.C. V2X 8N6 604-463-4200 Fax : 604-463-4181

School District No. 075 (Mission) 33046 Fourth Ave, Mission, B.C. V2V 1S5 604-826-6286 Fax : 604-826-4517

School District No. 078 (Fraser-Cascade) 650 Kawkawa Lake Rd, Hope, B.C. V0X 1L4 604-869-2411 Fax : 604-869-7400

School District No. 037 (Delta) 4585 Harvest Dr, Delta, B.C. V4K 5B4 604-946-4101 Fax : 604-952-5375

School District No. 036 (Surrey) 14033 92nd Ave, Surrey, B.C. V3V 0B7 604-596-7733 Fax : 604-595-6307

School District No. 035 (Langley) 4875 222nd St, Langley, B.C. V3A 3Z7 604-534-7891 Fax : 604 533-1115

School District No. 034 (Abbotsford) 2790 Tims St, Abbotsford, B.C. V2T 4M7 604-859-4891 Fax : 604 852-8587

School District No. 033 (Chilliwack) 8430 Cessna Dr, Chilliwack, B.C. V2P 7K4 604-792-1321 Fax : 604 792-9665

School District No. 061 (Greater Victoria) 556 Boleskine Rd, Victoria, B.C. V8Z 1E8 250-475-3212 Fax : 250 475-6161

School District No. 064 (Gulf Islands) 112 Rainbow Rd, Salt Spring Island, B.C. V8K 2K3 250-537-5548 Fax : 250 537-4200

School District No. 062 (Sooke) 3143 Jacklin Rd, Victoria, B.C. V9B 5R1 250-474-9800 Fax : 250 474-9825

School District No. 068 (Nanaimo-Ladysmith) 395 Wakesiah Ave, Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 3K6 250-754-5521 Fax : 250 741-5248 To update listing information. Please contact us by email:

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Georgian Towers 1450 West Georgia Street Vancouver, BC V6G 2T8 Near West Georgia St & Nicola St. $700 Move-in Bonus, Fabulous views from apartments Large gym on site. 1.866.757.0896

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Metropolitan Towers 930 & 980 Seymour Street Vancouver, BC V6B 1B4. Near Seymour St & Smithe St Now offering 3 month leases on Furnished Bache-

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3 Bedroom & 2 Full Bathroom Town House. North Vancouver-Tanager Bedroom : 3, Bathroom : 2 Full bat, Parking : Garage fits 2 cars. Size : Approximately 1500 sqft. Number of floors : 3

New spacious town house $2800/month, This spacious town house was built in 2006 and is occupied and managed very well by the owner. The unit is equipped with : - Hardwood floor - High-end Stainless appliances Location is also great in a beautiful neighbourhood which is peaceful,safe, and also is conveniently close to : - Ron Andrews Rec Centre, Canlan Ice Sports, Parkgate Shopping Centre, Windsor Secondary, Blue ridge Elementary school, Seymour mountain park, Deep cove, McCartney Creek Park. - Minimum 1 year lease required. No Pet/ No Smoking, Available from : January 1st, 2014 Contact : Matt 778 839 7671 /

Kingsley Manor 2121 Franklin Street Vancouver, BC V5L 1R7 Near Lakewood Dr & Franklin St. Great Unit! Freshly Painted Brand New Kitchen Clean Quiet Building You have to come and see it! Simon Fraser University is nearby. 1.888.540.6758

The Westridge 4170 & 4180 Nanaimo Street Vancouver, BC V5N 5H7, Near Nanaimo Skytrain Station Conveniently located near Nanaimo Skytrain Station. Many with views of the North Shore mountains and city Smoke free environment 1.888.460.3235

Metrotown, 4959 4961 IRMIN ST, Burnaby $3650 / month, Over 5000 sq ft of a nicely renovated legal side by side duplex on a 66’ x 125’ large duplex lot on a quiet cul-de-sac in prime metrotown location. 4 kitchens, 6 bedrooms, 6 baths, lots of renovations over the past 15 years including roof, windows, kitchens, doors, and paint. Present rent $3650 to long term tenants. 604-438-0492(home), 604-838-5936(cell)

903-9262 University Crescent, Burnaby

Gary Manor

$1,650/ month, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 993 Square Feet Beautiful, fantastic, panoramic inlet and mountain view. Sub-penthouse unit in Novo II built by reliable Intergulf. Large balcony offers all around open view. The suite has a formal dining room and spacious den for home office or 3rd bedroom with a wonderful floorplan. Total 993 sq. ft. of floor area plus 108 sq. ft. of balcony provides a perfect living space. New & quiet SFU residential community, steps to SFU campus, Burnaby Mountain Park & public transportation, close to indoor/outdoor recreation facilities, hiking trails & all levels of schools and more. 604 2916267

Near Yew St. & W 8th Ave. 2225 West 8th Avenue Vancouver, BC V6K 2A6 1.888.544.8031

New 33rd floor, 2 br, 766ft² apartment for rent at Surrey

Cheryl Manor 210 East 2nd Street Vancouver, BC V7L 1C5 Near 3rd St. E. & Lonsdale Ave. Bach/Studio. Heat & Water Included - Plus Electricity. 1.888.310.0541

Shelley Court 230 East 2nd Street Vancouver, BC V7L 1C5 Near 3rd St. E. & Lonsdale Ave. 1.888.858.1781

Cassiar Court 1710 Cassiar Street Vancouver, BC V5M 4R9 Near East 1 Ave & Cassiar St. This well-designed complex offers contemporary 1 & 2 bdrm garden apartments and 3 bdrm townhomes. Concert’s professional on-site staff maintains the building premises and grounds Cassiar Court is pet friendly 1.888.459.4001

Fraser Pointe I and II 3033 & 3083 East Kent Avenue North Vancouver, BC V5S 4R2, Near River District. 1.888.544.8031 Townhomes also at this location Pets are permitted with some restrictions Located in Vancouver’s newest neighbourhood The River District 1.888.459.4207

Rent/Homestay 2 Bedrooms and 1 Bathroom condo at Great Location in Surrey Central Rent - $1200 / month, 13399 - 104th Avenue, Surrey, Near Surrey Central Shopping Center, Brand New Public Library, North Surrey Recreation Centre, SFU Surrey Campus, Secondary & Elementary Schools Convenient Commuting Location - Steps away Surrey Central Skytrain Station 9ft ceilings, Stainless-steel Appliances and Beige/Black quartz Counter-tops. Available From Dec 1st. Main Floor equips with Fitness Centre & Amenity Room including Media Room, Library, Party Room and Pool Table. Rent including the following: - 5 Brand New Appliances (In Suite Laundry), - 1 Parking Stall, 1 Storage Locker, Cold/Hot Water Resident Building Manager & Night Security Guard assist your homelife. Contact : Matt 778 839 7671 or email

Two Bedroom +One Bathroom Condo Near Lougheed Skytrain - Cora Rent : $1,300.00 / month Great Location at the boundary between Burnaby

CityCentral $1200/month. New 33rd floor, 2 br, 766ft² apartment for rent at Surrey CityCentral, 2min walking distance to King George Skytrain (35min to downtown), T&T, SFU and library. 7 min away from Hannam Supermarket. 778-300-0727.

3 beds, 2 baths, kitchen and laundry room $1200/month, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1 living room, 1 kitchen (stove + oven + fan + fridge) and 1 laundry room (washer + dryer) Whole new basement sweet for rental. Close to Willowbrook Mall (5 mins drive), Real Canadian Superstore (5 mins), H-Mart (5 mins), Costco (8 mins), easy to transit, 10 mins drive to Kwantlan University, 15 mins drive to Trinity Western University Located in Township of Langley 778-838-4391. ease contact Eric Chang for more information.

Single House in Township of Langley $1950/month, 6957 197B St Langley, BC. 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1 living room, 1 kitchen (stove + oven + fan + fridge) and 1 laundry room (washer + dryer). Close to Willowbrook Mall (5 mins drive), Real Canadian Superstore (5 mins), H-Mart (5 mins), Costco (8 mins), easy to transit 10 mins drive to Kwantlan University, 15 mins drive to Trinity Western University. Please contact Eric Chang for more information at 778-838-4391

903-9262 University Crescent, Burnaby $1650 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 993 Sqft Beautiful, fantastic, panoramic inlet and mountain view. Sub-penthouse unit in Novo II built by reliable Intergulf. Large balcony offers all around open view. The suite has a formal dining room and spacious den for home office or 3rd bedroom with a wonderful floorplan. Total 993 sq. ft. of floor area plus 108 sq. ft. of balcony provides a perfect living space. New & quiet SFU residential community, steps to SFU campus, Burnaby Mountain Park & public transportation, close to indoor/outdoor recreation facilities, hiking trails & all levels of

schools and more. All furniture are available. Just new laminate floor, toilet & paint Call 604 2916267

· Work location : 9-77 15th Street East, Prince Albert, SK, S6V 1E9 If you are interested, Please send your resume to or above address

Close to Skytrain Station (West Coquitlam) 1 room in a private house for rent for a Student, International Student or single working professional. Quiet neighbourhood, clean, bright furnished bedroom with shared bathroom, kitchen, laundry facility, and shared living room. · Great and convenient location. · Close to schools (SFU, Coquitlam College) · Close to Superstore, IKEA, SilverCity, Bowling Alley, many shops and restaurants. · Close to bus stop and close to Skytrain. We are looking for a tidy, quiet, respectful, and responsible. $1,000/Month, Wi-Fi internet access included. Please call 604-612-8562.

Homestay $700 in Fraser Heights We have a 2 furnished bedrooms in our large, clean, non-smoking home for a responsible, clean, quiet, non-smoking student(s). You will be sharing our home with our family, for a monthly shared accommodation fee of $700 per month which does NOT include meals. For an additional fee, we can provide: meals for $200 per month). - Large 2600 sqft home, yard, private bedroom, semi-private bathroom, shared TV room, shared kitchen and laundry, and wireless internet. - Bus stop is right outside the door - Walking distance to Fraser Heights Secondary School PLEASE NOTE: - you must provide verifiable proof of enrolment at a college or university. you must provide verifiable proof of your identity. you must provide verifiable references. NO smoking or drugs. NO pets. NO parties. If you are interested in sharing our “peaceful” home with us, please contact us (778-710-1838) with any questions you may have.

Employment Edo-Ya Sushi (Delta) is looking for Japanese/ Korean Food cooks - Position Type : 2cooks, Full time, 37.5 hours per week - Position requirement : Complete secondary school. Minimum 3 years’ experience in Japanese and Korean-style western cooking Basic English · Duties: Developing new Korean & Korean style western menu, Prepare and complete dishes Ensure quality of food and determine size of food proportions Inspect kitchens and food service areas Supervise kitchen staff and helpers · Work Location : 0875995 B.C. Ltd. dba Edo-Ya Sushi 1350 56 Street, Delta, BC V4L 2A4 If you are interested in this opportunity please send your resume to or the above address.

Sushi House in Prince Albert is looking for kitchen helper/ Food server · Position type : Full time, 30hours per week, hours will vary with weekend work · Number of positions (Vacancies) : kitchen helper 2/ Food server 1 · Job requirement : Some of secondary school, Experience is an asset, but not required. · Job duties : - Kitchen helper Helping cooking-Prepare simple foods when the chef requires, Dish washing cleaning kitchen area Wash and peel vegetables and fruit Unpack and store supplies in refrigerators, cupboards and other storage areas - Food server Provides food and beverage service to guests using good customer service skills Goal is to exceed guest expectations, Set up tables , Services food, coffee, water and other beverages Clears tables throughout the dining experience using proper methods for removing Dishes, glassware and silverware Cleans banquet and dining rooms during and after the dining experience • What we Offer : • Compensation : $ 11 per hour • Benefit : 2 weeks paid holidays. Meals provided, employee discount If you are not live in Price Albert we will provide Transportation fee, and 1 month free accommodation and we will assist you looking for house

Office administrative assistant Logos Holdings Ltd .(dba. Canadian Greetings) is looking for office administrative assistant. · Position Type : Full Time, 30.0 hours per week · Requirement : Completion of secondary school is usually required. More than 2 years clerical experience required. Positive, energetic, lots of patience and able to communicate effectively · Duties : Open and distribute incoming regular and electronic mail and other material and co-ordinate the flow of information internally and with other departments and organizations · Schedule and confirm appointments and meetings of employer Order office supplies and maintain inventory Answer telephone and electronic enquiries and relay telephone calls and messages Set up and maintain manual and computerized information filing systems Determine and establish office procedures Greet visitors, ascertain nature of business and direct visitors to employer or appropriate person · What we Offer : $21.00 per hour · Benefit : 2 weeks paid holidays · Location : 1014 Robson St. Vancouver, BC Please send your resume to s.jeehyun@hotmail. com or to the above address.

Outlook Motor Hotel is looking for a Light duty cleaner · Position Type: Full Time, 35.0 hrs per week · Number of positions (Vacancies) : 1 · Job requirement : Education : Completion of secondary. Experience : Not required . We will train. · Duties : - Clean the public area such as lobbies, hallways, office and rooms of hotels - Attend to guests’ requests for extra supplies. - Provide basic information on facilities. - Make beds, change sheets and distribute clean towels and toiletries. · What we Offer : · Compensation : $15.00 per hour · Benefits : 14 days paid holidays · Work location : 105 Franklin Street, Outlook, SK S0L 2N0 If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your resume to or the above address.

Hiring for a Logistic specialist We are now hiring for a Logistic specialist. If you are responsible, active, easy-going person, looking for a great job opportunity with a stable income, this job will suit you. · About company: We are a business unit delivering services to European customers. We are a global brand and the world’s third largest logistic company. We present virtual addresses for customers from Europe and Asia. · Requirements : - Constant access to the Internet; - Possibility in making the photos of the packages; - Flexible shipping options; - Responsibility; - Activity; - Readiness working in one team; · Duties; - Stay at workplace (home address) from 9 am till 5 pm; - Receive packages during the working hours; - Inform your coordinating manager with the photos of received packages; - Print the shipping label; - Place the shipping label on the package; - Deliver parcels to the FedEx facility; - Report your coordinative manager with the receipt Compensation. Your salary will be 1500$ per month (Base Salary), plus 20$ for each parcel you have received (Parcel’s Payment). You will get paid Base Salary monthly starting of the day you sign a contract. Parcel’s Payment will be paid biweekly. Source: Send us your listing to us. To update listing information. Please contact us by email:

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Tourism Management for International Students


Develop the leadership and management skills necessary for a career in the tourism industry. TOURISM MANAGEMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS DIPLOMA PROVIDES:

Each semester Capilano University welcomes over 700 international students to the campus in North Vancouver. It is located 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver and close to many tourism work opportunities. Capilano is a public teaching-focused university founded in 1968 and enrolls over 7,500 students annually.


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2013 6:30 - 7:30 P.M.


• a unique, full-time 2-year diploma program specially designed for International Students

• experiential learning with field trips and industry guest speakers

• an 8-week mandatory tourism work practicum in Canada

• access to the Bachelor of Tourism Management degree program offered by Capilano University (diploma graduates must meet the entrance requirements of the degree)


• access to the 3-year post graduate work permit to gain Canadian work experience

Tel: 604.984.4960 E-mail: Web:

• English language support • small class size (25-35 students) • tourism focused curriculum, supported by essential business skills course


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