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15 Down river Floating along the Irrawaddy in Myanmar 32 On ice Hanging with baby seals in Îles de la Madeleine COLUMNS

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5 January/February mix 23 CE calendar 37 sudoku 38 small talk

Israel through the camera lens

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Young monks overlook pagodas in Myanmar, where the beauty of this still rather undiscovered country unfolds in leisurely fashion on a river cruise (page 15).

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from the editor The archipelago of Îles de la Madeleine is home to an annual harp seal migration in late winter. Here, on ice floes in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, is where you can come face to face with baby seals or “white coats.” Story on page 32.

on water …and ice

it’s a journey into a land still much undiscovered and untouched (page 15). And if that’s too far-flung, there’s warmth closer to home in southwestern Florida. Take a break in Tampa and nearby St. Petersburg/ Clearwater, where the Gulf of Mexico is the stage for some prime sunsetwatching, and maybe even spotting a manatee or two (page 23). For a little more grit and urban edge, check out the local street-art scene that’s causing a stir (page 5). Also still drawing everyone’s attention: Star Wars. And James Bond. These enduring icons—along with sparkling wine (good all year long and anytime, of course) and classic, icy images of the Arctic—are our must-have picks in this issue (page 7). If you’re still enjoying the cold front,

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ind and wails. On the Îles de la Madeleine in late winter you get plenty of both. It’s still the sharp edge of winter on the far eastern reaches of Quebec in the middle of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The wind howls and the snow whirls. And atop the surrounding ice floes is the rather wild serenade of the cries of baby harp seals just hours old. Late February into early March is the annual migration and calving season, and a short helicopter ride offshore sets you amidst a scene unlike any other—anywhere. Only on the Îles de la Madeleine can you get so close to these “white coats” (page 32). But if you’ve had enough of being on ice this winter, try floating instead…down the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar. From saffronrobed monks to mist-shrouded mornings,

then we’re also sharing still-cool (i.e. hot) ski spots with fresh tracks. Hit two best-keptsecret spots in northern BC for some great slackcountry (and if you don’t know what that is, go to page 6). But things are starting to slowly warm up, and we get the fresh-flavour tastebuds going with the latest drinks trend: shrubs. Think fruit juice for adults that can take a serious spiking (page 13). We really heat it up in Israel for a photography session with our expert, and Society of American Travel Writers’ 2015 photo competition award winner, Michael DeFreitas. He tells how to photograph a trip’s unexpected moments, from juice vendors to devout worshippers (page 8). From eastern Canada to the far east, northern BC to southern Florida, it’s time to start forging a new year’s worth of travel. And while you’re planning, please keep in mind those less fortunate. We’re proud to be part of a special fundraiser that supports Médecins Sans Frontières’ efforts in aiding Syrian refugees. Contributions made to the “Arbutus for Humanity” MSF Drive will be matched by a private donor—and you’ll be entered in a draw for Dr. Theo Dombrowski’s “Arbutus” painting (page 38). Thank you! Any ideas, comments or questions? Reach us at feedback@InPrintPublications.com.


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Go take a walk. And head for the alleyways and empty side streets that you might otherwise overlook in any other city, and you’ll be delighted by what St. Petersburg has hiding around urban corners. Cheeky portraits, surreal landscapes, Kool-aid coloured sketches.

Leroy Bridges (VSPC)

muraltastic!

st. pete’s outdoor murals

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if you go Check out visitstpeteclearwater.com for more on the city, and floridacraftart.org for guided tours of its street art. And see page 23 for more on what to do in St. Pete/Clearwater and Tampa Bay.

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Hankin-Evelyn Backcountry Recreation Area, near Smithers, BC vital stats: 3,770-hectare reserve with warming hut at 1,700 feet and NO lifts HankinMtn.com

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Coast Mountain Range near Terrace, BC vital stats: 1,600+ vertical feet of powder, 40 feet deep MyMountainCoop.ca

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kiing in BC needs little introduction (Whistler was recently named the number-one ski resort in North America by SKI Magazine), but for a fresh experience—and snow—you need to discover “slackcountry.” This is easy-access backcountry or semi-lift access into the wild. You take the lift at Shames Mountain (a community-owned ski hill with plenty of sweet groomed runs too) to the top, where tracks lead into the alpine (above). This is where you put on skins and start the trudge to “the best slackcountry in the known universe,” as one local says. Other skiers and split-boarders here may seem hardcore, BUT this is also ski-touring-101 terrain. You don’t have to be a pro to enjoy slackcountry. That’s because 85% of backcountry skiing is touring, or that trudge uphill. And it’s a joy—those lung-taxing ascents are as fun as the knee-deep descents, immersing you in snowy silence and beauty. It’s the next level of snowshoeing.

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If you can handle powder, you can handle the backcountry. The most important part is knowing the terrain and avalanche preparedness. So go with one of the many local guides (this is where all the real skiers make their base), who’ll pick out the lines for you. Then it’s all about you and the mountain. About 200km east, near Smithers, is the HankinEvelyn Backcountry Recreation Area, another community-driven project in which land has been designated solely for non-motorized winter use: cut ski runs, warming huts and double digits of alpine bowls—with no lifts or snowmobiles. The 1,700-metre summit of Hut Ridge (top) awaits. It’s a ski-touring powder-hound’s dream. As one hardy ski guide (known locally as “The Machine”) says, “Only wimps ski at Whistler.” — B. Sligl if you go Get more info at HelloBC.com and skiing stats at WinterWithin.ca.

from left: Leroy Bridges (VSPC); B. Sligl (2)

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hese urban murals have been popping up throughout Tampa Bay and Clearwater as well, but the greatest concentration so far is a cluster of 36 (and growing) murals in downtown St. Pete. Thanks to the likes of Banksy and a growing legion of international artists that are legitimizing graffiti art as a fearless, thought-provoking form of social commentary, the modern mural movement is gaining widespread support and attention. This past September, St. Pete held the first annual SHINE festival, a 10-day event celebrating the outdoor mural artform. shineonstpete.com As Florida’s cultural golden child, St. Pete attracted an impressive roster of artists that truly tour elevated graffiti culture, combining disciplines from graphic design, painting, sculpture and other artistic genres. Seventeen international artists were invited to augment St. Pete’s stable of murals with their own large-scale works around town. Representatives of the zeitgeist, their works are already well represented across the spectrum of modern pop culture, from the packaging of Beats by Dr. Dre to Facebook’s headquarters to the cover of Forbes. If you can’t make it to SHINE, you can still enjoy the murals old school, and walk the streets on your own. Most of the St. Pete murals are in the Central Arts District, bounded by First Ave N and S, and 3rd and 8th streets. You’ll see some pop out of the brickwork, like Mr. Sunshine, but others are so brilliantly nestled into their surroundings you might actually think you’re looking through a window…into an impossible world. If you prefer a more structured encounter, Florida CraftArt hosts a guided tour every Saturday morning, 60-90 minutes. floridacraftart.org — Catherine Tse


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everyday heroes MODERN EXPLORER For even the most adventurous traveller, the Arctic is often the last, untamed frontier. It’s alluring and daunting in its extreme and isolation—a place that read beauty leaves an indelible mark on the soul. And this fragile and hostile ecosystem is in danger, as Sebastian Copeland illustrates in his decisive book, Arctica: The Vanishing North (published by teNeues, 2015). The award-winning photographer, author “Those who wander the and environmentalist high latitudes are invariably brings together more changed by the power of this than 200 colour photos harsh environment.” of the region’s lonely —Sebastian Copeland landscapes, flora and fauna that are on the brink of demise. The oversized volume features texts from experts such as Inuk Sheila Watt-Cloutier (an Inuit advocate from northern Canada) and a foreword from Sir Richard Branson. $125, amazon.ca

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cult heroes Sometimes heroes need a little help. Han Solo play had a Wookiee, and Luke Skywalker embraced artificial intelligence. These ceramic salt and pepper shaker droids (R2-D2 and the lesser-known R2-Q5) from the Star Wars saga serve as a cheeky reminder to look far into the future. $39, amazon.ca

Raise a glass of this Shiraz sparkler

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Our latest finds evoke real-life adventurers and silverscreen idols Written + produced by Janet Gyenes

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tastemaker Trailblazers aren’t afraid to shake things up. And although the iconic Steller’s Jay Brut bubbly has racked up the accolades, winemaker Jason James was willing to out sip branch with a limited edition Sparkling Shiraz. Just 1,000 cases were produced of this violet-hued bubbly, redolent of orchard fruits and white pepper. “The base Shiraz was treated like a red wine and harvested at 24 brix and fermented on skins,” says James. The bold result is “more tannins than a typical sparkling.” $25.99; Select BC Liquor Stores

screen legend You’ll never attain double-0 status, but you can look the part wearing James Bond’s go-to: the OMEGA Seamaster Bond 300. Unlike Bond’s ever-changing bevy of beauties, the Seamaster has been a constant companion. Only 7,007 timepieces have been made and released in concert with the latest spy caper, The watch sports spy-worthy features, such wear Spectre. as OMEGA Master Co-Axial calibre 8400 movement, a robust NATO strap (engraved with the 007 gun logo) and a polished ceramic bi-directional and rotating diving bezel. Such elements will certainly withstand hand-to-hand battles with a rogues’ gallery attempting to thwart him on land and sea. It’s as rugged and dashing as Bond. $8,100; Vancouver OMEGA Boutique, omegawatches.com

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p h o t o p r e s c r i p t i o n m i c h a e l d e f r e i ta s Michael DeFreitas is an award-winning photographer who’s been published in a wide variety of travel publications. With his initials, MD, he’s been nicknamed “doc,” making his photography prescriptions apropos.

land of surprises

Israel offers a surprising variety of historical + cultural photographic opportunities

Send photos and questions to our photography guru at feedback@ inprintpublications.com and your shot may be featured in a future issue!

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I typically avoid politicizing a destination, but sometimes it’s too difficult to avoid a great photographic juxtaposition. Along the Via Dolorosa (the Way of the Cross) I spotted the words “We Need Peace” on a wall. I preset my camera to 1/250 sec and f8 and waited for a passerby. My settings allowed me to freeze the person and render both subjects sharp.

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E—LI—CIOUS! The three-note chant drifted towards me across Tel Aviv’s crowded open-air Carmel market. Curious, I hurried down a side alley and found the Arab baritone making the most delicious fresh fruit punches. “Pomegranate, pineapple, orange, mango?” he prodded. All I could offer was, “Surprise me?” In a flash he picked up a selection of fruit and started squeezing as I took pics using my 14mm wide-angle lens. I pre-focused midway between the vendor and the closest colourful fruit and shot at 1/125 sec and f20 for a wide depth of field. After paying for my tasty treat I continued documenting the busy market. Having two camera bodies with different lenses (14mm–24mm and 70mm–200mm) helped me work quickly and efficiently. Besides its obvious religious attractions, tiny Israel is chock-full of many other surprises. From its sprawling cities along the fertile Mediterranean coast, to its kibbutzim in the high Judean Desert, you’ll find a wide range of photographic opportunities. As it turned out, my destination Carmel market foray was only photography Apply your an appetizer—one memorable photography skills bookend to a surprise-filled visit. to the shooting After spending a few days situations of shooting around modern Tel Israel. Aviv, I headed north along the coast to Haifa making a brief stop at the Tishbi-Baron Wine Cellars. Who would have guessed that Israel had a thriving wine industry? Between sips of their elegant Tishbi Estate 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, I placed bottles and half-filled glasses on a table near the window so I could get enough light for a wide f20 depth of field. Using a guidebook under my lens to help prop up my camera in the vertical position (not enough room to setup a tripod), I framed the bottle and glass along the vertical-third lines leaving some space in the upper left third of the frame for a happy if you go patron. I had to shoot at 1/10 sec, so I used For more info the camera’s self timer to avoid any camera on Israel: shake. This method yielded sharp foreground goisrael.com subjects with slightly blurred patrons in the background. Needless to say, I was in excellent spirits on the ride to Haifa.


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We spent the next morning in the ancient walled city of Akko on the northern promontory of Haifa Bay. One of the city’s rare treasures is the restored Turkish bathhouse, Hammam Al-Basha, built by El-Jazar in 1795. Now a museum, the main steam room features beams of sunlight streaming down through small openings in the ceiling, onto life-like bronze figures. I shot the scene with my 14mm-24mm zoom lens and camera mounted on a tripod. Shooting in manual mode at f20 and 1/2 sec I used the camera’s exposure compensation control to make a series of over and underexposed images to find the best exposure that accentuated the beams of light. Of course, no other place holds more spiritual significance to so many religions as Jerusalem’s one-square-kilometre Old City. I wandered the narrow cobblestone alleyways of the Old City’s Jewish, Arab and Christian Quarters looking for signature images. At the Dome of The Rock mosque I used one of the arches in the surrounding wall as a frame and the passersby to give size perspective. To render both the arch and mosque in sharp focus I used f20 and pre-focused on the pavement between the two. Below the mosque, at the Western Wall, I decided to use details and drama to capture

worshippers. I used f8 and a diagonal leading line to accentuate the prayer offerings (messages on folded pieces of cloth) wedged into the cracks of the wall. When shooting details I always use a higher shutter speed like 1/250 sec to avoid camera shake. The wall was also a great venue for portraits of bearded and black-dressed orthodox worshippers. I used the rule of thirds for formal portraits and drama shots of the feet of worshippers and shadows on the wall. On my last afternoon I searched for another signature image to complete my coverage. Since my first bookend image was a low early morning shot I wanted an elevated dramatic late day shot for my other bookend. It was nearly sunset when I stopped two boys and asked if they could recommend a high vantage spot for photos. As it turned out they were Jewish exchange students from the Tanenbaum Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto and five minutes later I was setting up my tripod on the roof of their school overlooking the square. The resulting juxtaposition of worshippers along the warmly lit Wall with the cobalt blue Temple Mount mosque and sky above, provided the perfect companion bookend to my visit. Every good travel story needs a beginning and ending.

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out of Africa

A young dentist travels from Zimbabwe to Winnipeg and back again

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t was early days at Huma Rohan’s new job as a barista at a trendy coffee shop in Winnipeg. At the end of a shift, the supervisor asked Rohan to hand-wash the utensils. As Rohan pulled on the marigold rubber gloves to start scrubbing, she began to cry. “I remembered the last time I wore gloves I was working as a dentist and here I was washing a coffee pot.” Rohan quickly points out that such a job “wasn’t beneath me.” Nor were any of the other odd jobs—seasonal work at Future Shop or human resources assistant—that she took “to keep myself afloat” while a student in the University of Manitoba’s College of Dentistry. Rohan had applied to U of M through the International Dental Degree Program (IDDP) following graduation from dental school in her home country of Zimbabwe. Her dreams of a career in Zimbabwe had been dashed due in large part to the African nation’s hyperinflation and severe electrical, fuel and medical supply shortages. Upon acceptance at U of M, Rohan jumped into the third year of its four-year dental program. A successful graduate, Rohan is now into her second year of an Implant Restorative Fellowship and employed at Winnipeg’s Polo Park Dental Centre. The story of Rohan’s accomplishments and her struggle is common to many new Canadians. What is often missing in the telling of these odysseys is the personal toll it takes to leave a beloved but often violence-wracked homeland behind. As Rohan says, coming here in 2007 was like uprooting a tree and replanting it—often it is years before the tree is strong enough to bear fruit once again. “It broke me down but it also built me up,” she says. Rohan’s early life in Zimbabwe can only be described as enchanting. One of six children, Rohan recalls swimming in the early mornings, after school and at night under starry African skies. The kids ate sweet watermelon and mango and picked peaches in the family orchard, keeping watch for cobras. Rohan’s mother, Waseema, a physician, was superintendent-in-charge of a provincial hospital. She would make house calls day or night to help a woman

in labour or minister ill patients. Waseema, whom the locals called Chiremba, or chief, in the native Shona language, instilled in her children the maxim, “never turn away from anybody in need.” By Grade 4, Rohan knew she wanted to be a dentist. She excelled Dr. Huma at school and was Rohan at the Village one of only 12 new of Hope clinic in dental students Zimbabwe, “goofing admitted into the around with the highly competitive kids.” Bachelor of Dentistry program at Zimbabwe University. For the first two years, the dental students studied with the university medical students. While this gave Rohan a good grounding in medicine, instruction in the more complex practical dentistry skills was lacking. Upon graduation, Rohan’s dental arsenal was limited to fillings, extractions and acrylic dentures. “I felt I was ill-prepared; I needed more hands-on experience.” The idea to attain more schooling crystallized when, at the height of Zimbabwe’s economic depression, the power went during a surgical extraction. “The procedure was underway. I had to section the tooth then—boom, the lights go out,” says Rohan. “I couldn’t even use my hand piece because the generator had no fuel. My life’s purpose was so much bigger than power cuts. I got on a plane and I left.” But her “heart and soul”—as well as her family—were left behind in Africa. Because of its stellar reputation, U of M was Rohan’s sole choice for dentistry school. In addition to a theoretical exam, Rohan undertook a gruelling two-day practical exam. To ensure she passed the crown and bridge-making tests, which weren’t

taught in dental school in Zimbabwe, Rohan bought a mini compressor from China that was equipped with dental handpieces, as well as 500 plastic teeth from a dental supply company. “I taught myself by cutting the mannequin teeth eight hours a day for a year.” Rohan’s Canadian experiences have benefitted Zimbabwe. She returns yearly to

visit her family and, supported by the NGO Villages of Hope-Africa, she provides dental care to children and adults. She surprises her patients, bantering with the young ones in street slang in native Shohan, while consoling the worry of older patients who don’t speak English. Alongside U of M dental assistant professor Aaron Kim, Rohan has established a dental clinic in Kitwe, Zambia; the pair is also spearheading a project to establish a sister clinic in Zimbabwe’s capital of Harare. Academically, Rohan guest lectures to University of Zimbabwe dental students, borrowing the lecture notes and PowerPoint presentations of her U of M instructors. “My life has unfolded beautifully without me pushing but instead gracefully embracing every opportunity that has come my way,” Rohan says.

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D r . k e l l e n s i lv e r t h o r n Dr. Kellen Silverthorn is Just For Canadian Dentists’ automotive writer. He tries to keep one convertible and/or one track-day car in the family fleet.

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teve Strope’s Pure Vision fabrication shop is a Mecca of sorts for a distinct breed of car enthusiast. In particular, those passionate enough to see unrivalled value in a $100,000+ subtly customized car. Although muscle car-based, Steve’s eclectic skills and interests result in any automotive project showcasing his creative genius. I visited Pure Vision’s North Los Angeles premises when one of their star-power creations was in-house for some minor servicing. Steve’s theme for this Black Ops Fairlane: “If a top-secret Ford performance/rac-

Mercedes. No wonder the car was such a hit at the 2014 SEMA Convention (a huge performance-trade-members-only show) The Black Ops car is just one of many that show off Steve’s fertile imagination, attention to detail and quality-build obsession—from guiding theme to a cohesive whole. Not all Pure Vision creations are quite as extreme as Black Ops—a car which would arguably be too powerful and valuable to actually drive regularly. Which is why Steve and I agreed to discuss a phantom project. Enter the ghost of George Hurst. George Hurst was arguably the highest profile SEMA-type in the 1960s and early 1970s. Best known for developing and marketing Hurst shifters (buxom Linda Vaughnaided), the Hurst auto empire was far more extensive. A Hurst invention that’s still important is the “Jaws of Life,” a hydraulic tool used mad -hot in motor-vehiclemuscle car : ing R & D team was given accident victim extractions. The Black Ops free rein in mid-1966, what Hurst also supplied auto parts to Fairlane by Steve specification would their the Big Three and American Motors. Strope’s Pure development mule have Further, Hurst was contracted by these Vision. incorporated?” Some readers same companies to build limited prowill know that in 1966 Ford duction runs of specialized “halo” cars that was at the height of its “total perwere inefficient for the unwieldy multinaformance” quest, winning at Indy, LeMans, tional car companies to attempt themselves. NASCAR and NHRA drag racing. A partial list of these special-build models Steve’s answer to the “free-rein” quesincorporates some of the most collectible tion: an intermediate-sized 1966 Ford cars of the 1960s era: Hurst/Oldsmobile Fairlane. The engine is special—a super-rare luxury muscle cars, Hurst Hemi Cuda Super all-aluminum SOHC V8 motor, fed by four Stock cars (semi-finished) and showroomseparate 4 bbl carburetors in a cross-ram ready Hurst AMC SC Ramblers. configuration. Chassis specifications include The one limited-edition super-car model Indy-car style torsion bar suspension, driverthat Hurst really wanted to create was an activated aerodynamics and dozens of other upgraded 1968 Pontiac Firebird. By workmajor and minor in-period Ford Racing ing with Hurst, the GM Divisions could get upgrades. The budget on this Black Ops around the 400-cubic-inch displacement creation equals multiples of a new Ferrari. engine and 10-pounds-per-horsepower Its door thunked shut as solidly as an S Class limit GM brass placed on their intermediate-

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and-smaller performance cars. Alas, Pontiac was selling all of the Firebirds it could mint, and Hurst’s Firebird proposal for 1968 to the Division came to naught. Steve walked me through Pure Vision’s process for turning George Hurst’s unrealized dream-Firebird model into a one-off reality. Above all, research. Find every scrap of historical data about Hurst, his products, relationship with GM, and interview anyone still around. (George himself died rather young at just 59 years of age in 1986). Design. What 1968 luxury, appearance and performance Firebird upgrades would have fit the Hurst approach? Professional artists tackle this during the design phase, which I’m certain includes a colour scheme of black paint and gold striping (a Hurst favourite). Hidden headlights, upgraded interior with Hurst shifter, 428-cubic-inch multi-carbureted Pontiac engine and front disc brakes too. The key for Pure Vision is determining whether to include “invisible” modern upgrades (5–6 speed transmissions, fuel injection and suspension upgrades). Once designed, the project enters into the production schedule. Beyond the Pure Vision shop itself, Steve works within the schedules of two long-proven and trusted partners—local interior and paint shops. The commissioning car owner meets all 10 of the craftsmen who’ll build his/her dream design. A typical scenario for the George Hurst Firebird project would be ~$100,000 (USD). That price does not include the “donor” car chassis. Elapsed time to project completion is approximately 12 months. Hopefully, Pure Vision builds the Hurst Firebird. With a non-stratospheric replacement value, its end-owner may actually drive the car regularly. It’ll rival modern muscle cars. And car fans will be intrigued— crawling over and under the Hurst Firebird, putting all of the subtle upgrades into in-period context. Like any Pure Vision creation, it’ll be worthy of coverage in buff magazines. Always wanted a once-in-a-lifetime creative process? Love cars? If you relish hearing, “Hey, I saw your car in a magazine,” then Steve Strope at Pure Vision is your winter blues escape artist.

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magine founding father Benjamin Franklin and Martha Washington (the first FLOTUS) relaxing in their parlours during colonial American times. There’s a thread that ties these two together. But it’s not what you might expect. In the 18th century, both were making a version of shrubs—syrups made of citrus and sugar, and blended with Cognac, rum or wine. The shrubs sipped by these revolutionary-era one-percenters were also made with vinegar in place of the booze. Farmers drank the non-spirited shrub to quench their thirst during hay-harvesting times. Eventually, both varieties fell out of favour for a couple hundred years before making a comeback with the craft cocktail craze. “I’d say about one in 50 people know what a shrub is,” says Lia Padgett, owner of Thirsty Whale Elixirs. “Or less than that. The main challenge is education. I have to tell people what it is and they have to try it. Then they’re a convert.” Padgett is serving samples of her organic fruit and apple-cider vinegar shrubs at Portobello West, a bustling pop-up marketplace in Vancouver. “There was no canning back then, so you used vinegar to preserve a lot of things. It even goes back further than that…,” says Padgett. A new crowd gathers, drawn to the medicinal-looking shrub bottles that bear a quirky label: a narwhal riding a bicycle. People take tentative sips of the samples of Strawberry Rhubarb, Apple Spice, and Cranberry Ginger shrubs, among others, that Padgett has diluted with soda. “They’re naturally concentrated, so you can mix them with soda, add hot water to them to make a tea, or add them to a spirit,” Padgett explains. Cards bearing cocktail recipes for the shrubs are soon snapped up, along with bottles of the made-inVancouver mixer. But back to the 18th century. Benjamin Franklin was always inventing stuff and his shrub recipe, published in the Franklin Papers, was made with a gallon of rum, two quarts of orange juice and two pounds of sugar that were aged in a cask for three

to four weeks before bottling. During the same era, Martha Washington was annotating a multigenerational manuscript of more than 500 recipes that became her Booke of Cookery. Her original shrub recipe involved mixing a quart of each brandy, white wine and spring water with three lemons and a pound of sugar and letting the concoction stand for three days, stirring occasionally. While Franklin and Washington may have contributed to the world of shrubs, their versions were imported by way of England, where shrubs were likely served aboard sailing ships to prevent scurvy. The rum would preserve the citrus after all. Other records flip the story: shrubs made rough-tasting rum more palatable. Rum is the base spirit of the Seafarer’s Redeemer, an award-winning cocktail on the menu at Ampersand 27, a newish restaurant in Edmonton’s Old Strathcona neighbourhood. It’s crafted with a pirate’s booty of ingredients: Sailor Jerry rum, port, Licorice Root Strawberry Clove Shrub and orange. Any misgivings I had about the mash-up were cured with one sip of the perfectly balanced cocktail. Shrubs feature prominently on Ampersand 27’s cocktail list, which is fancifully described as Causes, Cures & Remedies. It’s fitting, given shrubs’ etymological origins and the restaurant’s own description as a “mishmash of familiar and faraway flavours made with traditional and trendsetting ingredients.” The Crisp Breeze is another standout, with gin, Ginger Cilantro Shrub, soda and a cucumber ribbon.

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The far-flung history of shrubs is woven in complex riddles loosely unravelled by lexicographers and historians. According to Shrubs: An Old-fashioned Drink For Modern Times by Michael Dietsch, for instance, the word shrub is derived from the Arabic word “sharab,” which means “to drink.” Of course, Muslims abstain from drinking alcohol and the beverage the Brits made derives from a Turkish and Persian drink called “sherbet” made from lemon or orange juice and sugar or water. The vinegar-based shrub came later in colonial America and endured through Prohibition. Those simple recipes aren’t far off what Padgett started handcrafting about a year ago, when she launched Thirsty Whale, the first of two shrub companies now operating in Canada. “I grew up on a farm in Pemberton [north of Whistler, BC] and I always enjoyed preserving food,” says Padgett, who has a small pickling business on the side. A colleague introduced her to the world of shrubs. “It just started this obsession and I started making shrubs at home.” Padgett uses organic apple cider vinegar she buys directly from a producer in Ontario and cranberries come “right off the farm on the bog” in Langley, BC. She believes the better-for-you ingredients are a great alternative to high-fructose syrups that often get mixed into cocktails. “The vinegar is a natural preservative, so I’m not processing anything, I’m not cooking anything. I have an apple cider press; I’m pressing all the fruit so you’re getting organic fruit juice.” Apple Spice is the first shrub Padgett made and it remains her favourite. “It tastes like pie. I like it as a Shrub-hattan with whiskey on the rocks.” Apple pie and whiskey? Franklin and Washington would approve!

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Soaring pagoda of Bagan, flower vendor, tourists and visitors atop a pagoda, young monks in Katha, elephant sanctuary, and sunset scene along the river. previous page More elephants, the Avalon “Myanmar,” and the golden beauty of Shwedagon. clockwise from top left

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e sliced through a curtain of morning mist, mixed with the last remnants of the previous night’s smoke, rising lazily, almost mystically from the fields of farmers burning off the last bits of stubble in their rice paddies. An early, watery sun attempted an appearance, its weak rays still glinting off the gold of the pagodas and stupas that lined the riverside. A nation of early risers rose around us—roosters crowed, well-worn wooden boats putt-putted by, monks chanted in unseen temples, and people on the shore crouched around crackling fires, breakfast on the way, their curious stares soon turning into smiles, and waves. We were rolling into the famous Second Defile in the remote, far north of this Southeast Asian nation—sliding into the gorge, we still had a whole nation below us to explore. I was on board the Avalon “Myanmar” on the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar (also commonly known by its former name, Burma), a nation long closed to outsiders, a place under military rule where, in the recent past, visas were difficult to secure and citizens were forbidden from talking with foreigners. One of Asia’s greatest rivers, the Irrawaddy is both massive and lyrical, the subject of Rudyard Kipling’s poem, The Road to Mandalay; it runs more than 2,000 kilometres from the Himalayan Mountains to the Bay of Bengal. It’s also one of the world’s least explored, having been off-limits for years. But that’s all changing now—and fast. Over the past five years, the country has transitioned to civilian rule, and just this past November held their first democratic election in decades. Tourists are flooding in, and this nation—and its river—are being changed in indelible ways. I began my adventures in the country’s largest city and its international gateway, Yangon, a hot, hustling city of some six million, and the place where Myanmar’s rapid transition is most apparent. Watched over by the 2,500-year-old Shwedagon Pagoda, a massive hilltop shrine plastered in gold leaf, the city bustles beneath, with construction cranes working overtime to build the hotels and banks and office buildings of tomorrow, today. After winding on foot through the morning rush-hour crush—men in long longyi skirts and women with traditional thanaka plastered on their cheeks waiting for buses and selling trinkets and trying to get to work on time, I sat down with a local guide


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clockwise from top left More scenes while “sailing the road to Mandalay” on a river cruise: Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon at night, village vendor with peaked bamboo hat and face covered in thanaka paste, sunset in Amarapura, gilded pagoda up close, and pink-robed nuns.

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named Maru Bauk Mai (she had taken the English name Dorothy, she said, “like the lady with the red flip-flops!”), who observed that the last few years have been a bit crazy. Some of the changes have been good—the freedom to protest, and a freer press. But some have been less so. “Now, there’s traffic everywhere!,” she complained, with a smile, noting that auto imports have shot up, as prices have fallen. But Mai observed that—especially in smaller cities and the countryside, and the river—things still move at a slower pace. “Myanmar is still a country, untouched,” she said, noting its natural beauty and the openness and sincerity of a people still mostly unacquainted with tourists. “Within five or ten years, you won’t see the real Myanmar. Now is the best time to come.” And so I headed north, to Mai’s hometown of Bhamo, a two-hour flight from Yangon and just a few dozen kilometres from the Chinese border. There, I boarded the “Myanmar” and set sail down the river. Cruise director Mark Nicholls, a gregarious Kiwi, explained that this is the only Western river ship plying the waters this far upriver, and they’ve only just started sailing in this part of the country. “People haven’t seen Westerners. And we’ve only done half a dozen trips— we’re still an oddity here,” he explained. Every port-of-call felt like a trip back in time, to Asia before the internet and cell phones, where life, in many meaningful ways, still moves as it did hundreds of years ago. We visited one-room schools on stilts, where sweet little kids sang us spirited songs, and a nunnery, where pink-robed holy women told us about their lives. In Katha, a medium-sized city where George Orwell worked as a policeman in the 1920s as part of the British colonial government (he later wrote an early novel, Burmese Days, based on his experiences), we visited a buzzing market, as shoppers—most of whom lack electricity or refrigeration—were making one of their twice-daily trips to pick up meat and fish and veggies. Everywhere we alighted, we were greeted like welcome curiosities—people gathered on the river banks to gawk, and smile, and wave, peaked bamboo hats on their heads, their faces covered in thanaka. A few times, we took the opportunity to get even further off the beaten track. At the Inndaw Forest Reserve, about 45 minutes by coach from Katha, we hiked deep into the teaks, arriving at a camp for elephants retired from a hard life


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of hauling logs in the forestry industry. Here, we fed big old bulls and adorable babies bananas, then mounted up for a ride through the rainforest, holding on with white knuckles—to both the carriage frame and the man beside me—as we rocked down the bank and into a small stream. And we reveled in a chance to experience the profound. Myanmar is, first and foremost, a nation of monks. Devoutly Buddhist, most of the population hold these men in high esteem, and monasteries play an important social role in the country. The 2007 Saffron Revolution—so-named for the colour of the monks’ robes—was a key turning point in this country’s modern history, and to this day, monasteries feed, clothe and educate thousands of children whose families are too poor to take care of them. At Kya Hnyat, we had the rare opportunity to visit one small monastery, watching as a senior monk demonstrated the proper positioning of his robe to collect morning alms—local residents provide all the food and other supplies for these holy men. And


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Geriatric Dentistry: What Do We Do As Our Patients Age?

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Feb 24-25

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AES 61st Annual Meeting - Where Occlusion & Digital Dentistry Meet

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Jul 08-18

Greek Isles & Turkey Cruise

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Jan 25-29

Kauai Hawaii

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Orlando Florida

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Mar 31

Boston Massachusetts

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Oct 14-23

France River Cruise

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Feb 27

Los Angeles California

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Apr 12

Washington District of Columbia

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Fort Washington Pennsylvania

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Feb 03-06

Montego Bay Jamaica

2016 International Academy Of Ceramic Implantology Winter Congress

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Los Angeles California

Implant CPR! Successful Management Of Prosthetic Implant Complications (Module I)

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Mar 17

Boston Massachusetts

The (Digital) Future Of Removable Prosthodontics

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Feb 19

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Canada. It occurred to her that this was ironic because she has a physician and has never been without medical care. But because she chose to wear a doctor’s uniform, she was experiencing the serious plight of many Canadians: not having a family doctor. And this thought was troubling because she has three young children.

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Should people in an occupation perceived to be of higher standing get better service and more respect? her colleagues. Before work, she stopped for gas and a few household items…and a funny thing happened on her way to the office. The first thing she noticed was that people stared at her and then approached her in all sincerity with questions like “Where’s your practice? I’m looking for a doctor,” or “It’s very hard to find a doctor, are you taking new patients?” At first, she thought it was funny but when it happened many more times throughout the day she began to wonder why. She concluded (as most of us would) that there’s a shortage of physicians in

The second unusual thing she noticed was that the level of service at the places she attended was very respectful—was it the uniform or just extra-good, mindful service? At the dry cleaners, she received attentive service to the point where she was placed in line ahead of another customer. She realized she was receiving special treatment because of the uniform. So, is this fair? Should people in an occupation perceived to be of higher standing get better service and more respect from the general public? I work closely with professionals (lawyers, accountants, bankers and doctors),

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and I know that because of our education and/or our “standing in society” we’ve earned the respect of the public. Certainly we try to present ourselves in a way that suggests we take on more responsibility than others. However, it’s also societal prejudice that someone of a certain standing receives better service in basic areas, such as at a gas station, shoe repair shop, dry cleaners or restaurant. More interesting and serious is the first phenomenon that my friend noticed— the desperate need for doctors. And this is only likely to become a more severe issue. The reports of continued on page 30

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various medical associations indicate that upwards of a third of all Canadian medical doctors will retire in the next five to 10 years and there are not enough medical students now or in the near future to replace them. If we took the same situation and The key to boost practice profitability applied it to dentists—how would You they fare? I challenged my friend our appointment schedule is full, hyoffice manager’s role is n eed an to order scrubs with “dentist” giene is booked a month ahead, and crucial to show the staff below her name on the uniform. effective patients have to wait weeks to see members that they I suggested she do daily chores you even for minor treatments. Your staff is are not just a salary office in the same manner as before hustling to keep up with the pace, which ofexpense, but also the and report if people respond and manager ten shrinks lunch hour to a 10-minute break. key to practice success. treat her differently as a dentist. For you, the busyness of the clinic is the Without a motivated team, Do they still ask where your practice barometer of your practice success. You work achieving success is a difis? Are they desperately seeking as hard as you can, and yet this “success” is ficult task. service? Does she get the same elevated not reflected in your bank account. Revenues In order to optimize the financial and treatment and respect at stores that she remain stagnant while practice expenses are overall health of your practice, your office received as a doctor? creeping up. Is there any remedy to reverse manager’s job description needs to include: Personally, I don’t believe a dentist this trend? would receive the same requests. As many dentists are starting to discover, reaching set goals for patient scheduling There’s an adequate supply of dentists in the solution is to have a well-trained office on a daily basis; Canada and even if there wasn’t, I doubt manager on your team. Regrettably, there monitoring patient retention and a dentist would get the same respect as are many “office managers” employed in treatment presentation and acceptance; a medical doctor. For whatever reason, poorly run dental clinics today. Their job usu implementing verbal skills training for the public perceives doctors differently ally consists of running the day-to-day operadoctors and staff; than dentists. This is nothing new, and tion of the practice, dealing with routine staff the reasons for this discrepancy have developing the practice through issues, and performing bookkeeping tasks. In been and will continue to be debated by effective social media and marketing some practices, the office manager’s role has dentists and doctors alike. It’s just the way programs; deteriorated to a glorified Girl Friday position. it is. What do you think? analyzing monthly profit-and-loss Very few office managers are given any statements and comparison to formal training in practice management. budgeted revenues and expenses; They also do not receive training in the criti managing practice overhead, sudoku 2 solution cal areas of building their leadership skills in particularly staff costs and dental 5 8 6 4 3 9 7 1 2 areas, such as managing the bottom line to supplies; and ensure profitability and monitoring the over9 2 3 1 7 6 5 8 4 setting up efficient clinical and all health of the practice, while at the same 7 4 1 8 2 5 3 6 9 administrative systems. time developing and maintaining a happy

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A critical part of the office manager’s job description is knowing how to manage staff. Realizing that solving conflict is a big part of the job, the office manager needs to deal effectively with all problems she/he will encounter on a daily basis. Additionally, through team-appreciation functions, team-planning meetings or just a simple high-five for a job well done, the

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Belle saison story + photography by barb sligl

The red cliffs of Îles de la Madeleine. top Baby harp seal or “white coat.” opposite, top One of the signature bold hues of the houses that dot the islands. opposite, bottom Locals clambering down snowy, icy cliffs to explore the frozen seascape…and up lawn chairs to sunbathe. 32 Just ForsetCanadian dentists January/February 2016


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F Winter, wind and white coats on the isolated archipelago of Îles de la Madeleine

lying out of Gaspé, I see the eastern edge of Quebec marked by a long string of lights hugging the shoreline. Far below is opaque snow and then translucent ice, a marbled surface that only reveals its larger pattern at flying altitude. Ice blobs, almost-perfect circles, grow bigger and bigger the farther we fly offshore, and the glow of the plane glistens, illuminated in watery veins like phosphorescence. I spot a star, then another, another, and Orion’s Belt and then Orion himself looming large over this wintery hinterland. It doesn’t seem possible that there’s anywhere to land nearby, yet just 35 minutes away is another world, les Îles de la Madeleine, an isolated, crescent-like sweep of islands that’s almost closer to Newfoundland than Quebec. As lights again appear on the horizon, the ice seems thicker and unrelenting, and I think of the news of a ferry getting stuck en route to the Îles. I spot a bright glow below and trace a thin strip of road that leads to a bridge across icy nothingness with three cars crawling along it, their headlights illuminating the never-ending white. We land… amidst what seems like nowhere. At the airport my rental car is already running, keys in, unlocked. “Nobody locks their car here,” tells a local—or their house. People around me exclaim, “Ah, bonjour! Ça va? Très bien.” Kiss, kiss. As the French Canadian do. I’m immediately warmed by Québécois spirit and banter. Yes, another world. I meet otherworldliness again the next dawn. A ball of fire rises over the dark outline of the islands as if to portend something momentous—like the birth of thousands of “white coats” just offshore. Late winter brings an annual migration of harp seals to the Îles, where they give birth atop the surrounding ice floes. Think the blink of doe eyes, the tremble of delicate whiskers, the slow wriggle, wriggle of soft, furry bodies against wind-sharpened tufts of snow and the glare of white-on-white in a lunar landscape set in the middle of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. On the heli ride across the ice, I pick out the “U” shapes of seals, perched in a perfect curve. Their lumbering land-wriggle across the ice leaves crisscrossing snail-like trails. We land upon the ice and I step out into a bright winter scene…and a cacophony of cries—as

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travel at home if I’ve been dropped amidst thousands of meowing and yipping kittens and puppies. It’s eerie, these babies crying across the ice, and tugs at my heart. But the little fur-balls are fiercely guarded by their mothers, as a fellow photographer learns after his tooclose-for-comfort tripod is toppled by a big mama. Also disconcerting, and in stark contrast to all the snow-white, are the globules and streaks of blood. It’s a jarring sight, until I realize these are frozen crimson bits of afterbirth. Canada may still support the seal hunt (94,000 harp seals were commercially harvested in 2013), drawing international ire and an EU ban on seal products, but babies are off limits and on the Îles it’s all about seal watching that celebrates rather than bludgeons these furry creatures on floes. It’s a small window of time—the last week of February until the second week of March—when tourists from Israel to Japan (the largest percentage of visitors) come here to observe the nomadic harp seals calve on vast ice fields. Being in such close contact with days- or hours-old white coats is unlike anything else. An hour trudging on the ice in -30˚C amidst those big eyes and chorus of cries feels like mere minutes. One couple from Switzerland, who went out with me in the morning, immediately booked another tour for the next day. But my adventure continues on shore. Beyond seal watching, I take in the winter culture of Madelinots and hole up in a historic convent, Domaine du Vieux Couvent, check out artisans, sample cheese at Fromagerie du Pied-du-Vent, where “the sea wind adds its pinch of salt,” and visit the Musée de la Mer to discover “vivre aux Îles—vivre les Îles.” I get the lay of the land by driving myself along Chemin des Caps, which is as it says, a road that winds from cape to cape to cape… These capes’ cliffs are made of the Îles’ signature rich, rust-red rock, another crimson contrast against the sea of white. At one curve in the road I have to stop and get out. I bundle up and follow the footprints of those before me (this is an island of avid walkers) down a steep embankment (with a handy rope someone’s set up for easier access). I meander through a winter wonderland, under arches and icicles, past snowy tufts and formations. I meet a Japanese couple on snowshoes with fold-up chairs slung across their backs. They trek out onto the frozen sea and set up their chairs to sunbathe. I’d join them, but I move on to the next cape and walk through red-tinged snow to the Cap Hérissé lighthouse. I stop countless

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times to take photos of candy-hued clapboard houses…red, yellow, blue, green…a rainbow of which every islander and visitor has a favourite (mine’s a solitary yellow one atop a crest). I continue and stop again to watch a group of men manually moving an ice-fishing hut, grunting “un, deux, trois, GO!” in a mash-up of French and English. I walk around Île aux Goélands or Gull Island— there may be 300km of beaches to explore on the Îles in summer, but in winter one can wander pretty much anywhere—and watch the sunset. Overloaded with sensory stimulation, I partake in some après-Îles at Les Pas Perdus, a lively bistro in Cap-Aux-Meules, for poutine (with local Pied–du-Vent curds) and Écume beer (an apt name that translates to “sea foam”) from local brewery À L’Abri de la Tempéte. I linger over a blanc brew infused with gingembre et citron and named for Vieux Couvent. The Îles are self-reliant and produce everything from locally caught lobster to island-roasted coffee beans. There’s even an industry spurred out of the sand, Les Artisans du Sable, which makes gorgeous pieces using the Îles’ very soil. “We’re pretty crazy about sand,” says owner Pauline-Gervaise Grégoire, whose parents started the business in their hippie days, using recycled dental tools to sculpt shapes. Every Madelinot has a favourite beach. Hers is Old Harry, where she says the best sand is found. It’s also Réginald Poirier’s, the owner of Vieux Couvent. He loves the sound it makes. “Our sand is like a little ball. Not dust. So when you walk on it, it is chou chou chou chou.” But I’m content with the crunch, crunch, crunch of the snow. The next day, I walk along another shoreline, navigating phantasmagoric DISCOVER Îles de la Madeleine: tourismeilesdelamadeleine.com. crusts and pieces of ice to SEAL WATCH via a helicopter tour with stand at the foot of more red Chateau Madelinot: sealobservation. cliffs. Like sand dunes, the com. STAY at Domaine du Vieux Couvent: snowdrifts cover everything. domaineduvieuxcouvent.com. EAT + DRINK This is Îles sand in winter. at Les Pas Perdus restaurant (pasperdus. Back inside the warmth com) and À L’Abri de la Tempéte brewery of Vieux Couvent, I look out (alabridelatempete.com). GO BEYOND in the window and my footsteps Quebec Maritime (quebecmaritime. ca) and la belle province are gone. The wind blows— (quebecoriginal.com). huffs, puffs, grunts, groans— ceaseless and comforting. It’s as if I’m in a lighthouse. Snow is curling, twirling, spiraling in all manner of patterns, dancing with the wind upon the icy surface outside. I gaze at the whirl of white as the snow and wind tango manically, and sip another local brew called Belle Saison with hints of the Îles’ summer captured in a bottle. And I wonder if that season can be as lovely as this belle saison of winter.

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s m a l l ta l k

dentists share their picks, plans + pleasures

Dr. theo dombrowski may be a “fake” doctor, as he puts it, but this retired English Lit prof does seem to have the prescription for living well: Go outside, snowboard/mountain bike/hike/kayak, read, travel. Repeat. Not only does this BC Men’s Sea Kayak Champion write novels (whether or not they’ve been published yet), he also paints. And his gorgeous canvas “Arbutus” is part of this magazine’s Arbutus for Humanity MSF Drive (see below). Please donate! Why I’m drawn to MSF: I’ve always admired real doctors but thought the responsibility overwhelming. Literature, I’ve hoped…comes as close as it gets to understanding the human painter, condition­—in writer, its horror, MSF supporter wonder, from top Dr. Theo Dombrowki; despair, and hiking The Golden Hinde, the tenderness. highest summit on Vancouver Island; kayaking in Jervis Inlet on BC’s coast; and his artwork, “Arbutus.”

My last trip: Driving a rented car through Romania

Most exotic place I’ve travelled to: An unnamed island across the ice pack northwest of Coppermine Best souvenir I’ve brought back from a trip: I’d better not say…I’m not sure it’s quite legal A favourite place that I keep returning to: Mountains in general, Mt. Klitsa most often Dream vacation: Patagonia!

If I could travel anywhere, I’d go: Italy, when Verdi was at the height of his powers and Puccini was beginning his ascent Favourite book: James Joyce’s Ulysses—sad, but true Favourite band/ album or song: Ez a Vonat Ha Elindult by Csik Zenekar Gadget or gear I could not do without: My kayak…no, my mountain bike…no, my snowboard… My closet has too many: Almost worn-out runners My fridge is always stocked with: Peanut butter Nanaimo bars for post-mountain biking refuelling My medicine cabinet is always stocked with: Extra-large bandaids My go-to exercise/ sport: Whichever of snowboarding, kayaking, hiking or mountain biking I’m

doing at the time Favourite spectator sport: Trackand-field meets— HD on Youtube! Celebrity crush: Emma Thompson I’d want this with me if stranded on a desert island: iPod equipped with solar recharger My secret to relaxing and relieving tension: Sweating and puffing. A lot. Often. A talent I wish I had: Sounding as good outside the shower as in My fondest memory: Having a book dedicated to me and my wife by Booker Prize winner Anne Enright A big challenge I’ve faced: I’ve so far (guilt!) had a pretty charmed life—my thousands of “challenges,” mostly self-imposed, have been tiny when viewed from a distance

One thing I’d change about myself: Hype the nervy factor The word that best describes me: Restless I’m inspired by: Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold My biggest ego boost: BC Men’s Sea Kayak Championship 2002 My biggest ego blow: Stack of rejections from publishers unimpressed by my manuscript I’m happiest when: Counting blessings (lowercase B) and ignoring the rest My biggest fear: Stephen Harper and his ilk crowding the world stage My motto: A journey of a thousand miles etc. A cause close to my heart: MSF and its just-DO-it approach On my must-do list: Get a novel published—and read

arbutus for humanity Join our MSF drive and your donation will be matched by a private donor.

With the current Syrian refugee crisis dominating the headlines, we are reminded that there are more than 60 million people around the world currently displaced from their homes— the highest number since the Second World War. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) works on the migration routes along which many people travel, providing essential humanitarian care for those most at risk.

Just For Canadian Dentists magazine is proud to sponsor Arbutus for Humanity, an MSF drive for donations so Canadian healthcare workers on the frontline can continue to provide urgent medical care. With a minimum donation of $20, your name will automatically be entered to win “Arbutus” an original oil on canvas (16” x 20”) by Dr. Theo Dombrowski, a long-time MSF supporter who has raised about $30,000 for MSF through sales of his books and paintings.

Go to justforcanadiandentists.com to donate now. Thank you!

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Just For Canadian dentists January/February 2016

courtesy of Teho Dombrowski

Arbutus for Humanity MSF Drive


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