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The Festivals ■ The Map ■ The Calendar

Insider’s guide to life on the waterfront!


VISIT THE LEGENDARY RUSTY GULL an intimate neighbourhood pub in historic Lower Lonsdale.

Raved about by travel writers who have discovered its charm the Gull has been loved by locals for over 29 years. The staff are famously friendly and the live music is the best on the North Shore. With a large selection of hand-crafted beers, weekend breakfasts, and unbelievable Mountain Burgers, the Rusty Gull is where you want to be for food, fun and friends!

THE NORTH SHORE’S HOME TO LIVE MUSIC

Est. 1983.

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Beaujolais nouveau arrives on Thursday,

November 17th, 2011 Special menu features all weekend! Take two brothers, two restaurants, delicious memories of growing up in Toulouse, France and you’ll be introduced to the Chez Michel duo of Philippe and Michel Segur. Philippe Segur, Le Bistro Chez Michel and Michel Segur, Restaurant Chez Michel.

Join us for lunch or dinner. Reserve early for Christmas bookings and parties.

Restaurant Chez Michel: Open Tues - Sat 11:30am-2pm for Lunch Dinner from 5:30pm

Le Bistro Chez Michel: Open Tues - Sun from 4pm for Dinner Tues - Fri from 11:30am -2:30pmfor Lunch Closed Mondays (Open to private bookings only)

1373 Marine Drive (2nd Floor) West Vancouver Call to reserve: 604.926.4913 www.chezmichelvancouver.com

Drawing from their mother’s cassoulet, their father’s fresh-picked mushrooms (sauteed by maman, in duck fat with garlic and parsley), Philippe and Michel have each pursued and perfected their own styles of French cooking. At Restaurant Chez Michel, the dining is elegant and refined, and explores regional styles of French cuisine. Think prawns with garlic, olive oil, tomatoes & onions – à la Southern France; rack of lamb with fresh herbs and dijon mustard. Le Bistro Chez Michel is the place to go for a hearty beef bourguignon, a Mediterranean paella, or classic moules et frites. For lunch or dinner, both restaurants are certain to please. Philippe and Michel invite you to come enjoy and discover French cooking at its finest.

224 West Esplanade, North Vancouver Call to reserve: 604.924.4913 www.lebistrochezmichel.com


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ON THE COVER: Tahnee Juryn works at Obsession: Bikes and is shown here at The Shipyards, at the foot of Lonsdale Avenue. Thanks to Unity Clothing Inc. for supplying her hat (Delux, $28.75 - $40.00), faux leather bomber (Only, Elbow Jacket, $89.00), and ring (Carlie Beads, Vintage Mom’s, $18.00).

FIFTEEN FINDS

Lower Lonsdale – discover it all.

WATERFRONT CHIC

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The Festivals Q The Map Q The Calendar

Insider’s guide to life on the waterfront!

Copyright and property rights subsist in all display advertising and other material appearing in Lower Lonsdale, Love it. Live it. This guide is produced by the Outlook in partnership with the Lower Lonsdale Business Association. For information regarding advertising and editorial content please contact the Outlook: 604.903.1016.

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LLBA is proud to provide fund-raising opportunities at its three annual festivals for North Shore Neighbourhood House, The Harvest Project and John Braithwaite Community Centre.

It is hard to believe how much Lower Lonsdale has changed over the past decade. Not too long ago the neighbourhood was a collection of old buildings and there was little activity after business hours. The businesses that did thrive were bars and a few restaurants. Today, the Lower Lonsdale that we live and work in is alive with activity throughout the week, day and night. Many of those lucky enough to live here enjoy the camaraderie of other like-minded residents and the convenience of being within walking distance for shopping, dining and entertainment. In just a few short years, Lower Lonsdale has blossomed with more successful businesses, more community events and more new and revitalized buildings filled with engaged residents and businesses. The Lower Lonsdale Business Association (LLBA) is a collection of those independent businesses and business owners who share that optimism and community spirit. The LLBA is engaged with a long list of businesses, industry, government and residents looking to build a strong community in Lower Lonsdale. And collectively we are succeeding. Municipal government continues to reach out to us for local reaction to issues that have ranged from business and residential tax levies to parking and policing, for example. The LLBA has also continued to organize and facilitate our three prominent festivals throughout the year: The Party and Symphony at the Pier, The Fall Festival and The Christmas Lights Festival. Over the past few years, each festival has experienced growing attendance from exhibitors and an audience reaching beyond the North Shore and Lower Lonsdale. All of that is a reflection that Lower Lonsdale is growing into an even more complete community — a wonderful place to live, work, shop and play. Thank you. Bill Curtis V.P. LLBA

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Welcome As Mayor of the City of North Vancouver, it is my pleasure to invite you to experience our diverse Lower Lonsdale community. With so much to see and do, and the continued enhancement of the City’s waterfront, Lower Lonsdale is quickly becoming an even more sought after area to live and must-see destination for visitors. Located on the City’s waterfront across from downtown Vancouver, Lower Lonsdale offers a wide variety of commercial and professional services, hotels, restaurants, shopping, art galleries, a performing arts theatre, recreation centre and parks. The area hosts annual community events including Party at the Pier and the Lower Lonsdale Fall Festival, and features popular attractions such as the Lonsdale Quay Public Market, Waterfront Park, Burrard Dry Dock Pier and the new Shipbuilders’ Square. The expanding North Shore Spirit Trail is a great feature of the City’s diverse waterfront, and is increasingly popular among residents and visitors to our community. The ongoing enhancement of the City’s waterfront continues to contribute to Lower Lonsdale’s reputation as a lively, walkable neighbourhood for all ages. I hope that the time you spend in Lower Lonsdale gives you the chance to explore the many attractions, take in the breathtaking scenery and experience the warm hospitality of the Lower Lonsdale community.

Mayor Darrell Mussatto

141 West 14th St, N Vancouver, BC V7M 1H9 | Tel: 604.985.7761 | mayor@cnv.org | www.cnv.org

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Where > > Neighbours Meet in Lower Lonsdale! We offer: • Art Studio • Community, Fitness & Recreation Programs • Dance & Fitness Class Studio • Family Resource Centre • Fitness Centre • Gymnasium • Meeting & Party Rooms • Public Access Computers (Free) • Seniors Centre

• Volunteer Opportunities • Yoga & Pilates • Youth Centre

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LOWER LONSDALE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION PRESENTS

Christmas Festival 3ATURDAY $ECEMBERs PM The Shipyards, at the foot of Lonsdale Avenue The Lower Lonsdale Business Association presents North Vancouver’s 6th Annual Lower Lonsdale Business Association Christmas Festival. We invite you to bundle up and bring your friends and family to come celebrate the holiday season at this favourite outdoor event. Never mind the cold... there’s always plenty of hot chocolate and cookies to warm you up. Don’t miss the official lighting of the City of North Vancouver’s Christmas tree — the perfect way to get yourself and your loved ones in the holiday spirit! For more information, watch for the Christmas Festival pull-out guide in the December 1st edition of the Outlook, or visit www.lowerlonsdalebusinessassocation.com

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The Lower Lonsdale Business Association presents North Vancouver’s 6th Annual Party-at-the-Pier, Celebrating Our Maritime Community, at the foot of Lonsdale Avenue and the adjacent piers happening in mid-July 2012. Voted one of the best musical festivals on the North Shore for the past four years, next year’s event promises to be another great family-friendly time! Party-at-the-Pier will host numerous marine-themed activities and displays, along with entertainment on the Burrard Drydock and St. Roch Pier stages, offering something for all musical tastes and ages. There will be terrific live entertainment, roving performers, dancing, face painting, a fabulous variety of food and beverage vendors and much more. This festival happens rain or shine... don’t miss it! Check the Outlook in July for for the Party at the Pier pull-out guide, or visit www.lowerlonsalebusinessassocation.com for more information.

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LLBA Festival series produced and managed by Lewis & Sears marketing and event management. Email info@lewissears.com or call 250.240.5943.

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The commute for fashion designer Wendy Van Riesen to her Lower Lonsdale studio begins with a step onto the dock at Mosquito Creek Marina.

Her unconventional home on a sailboat is a source of inspiration for the eco-friendly theme of her unique fashion label: Dahlia Drive. Van Riesen salvages secondhand slips, shirts and fabric remnants, reinventing them through screen printing and rusting techniques. The wispy image of a skeleton hand drawn by Leonardo Da Vinci in the 15th Century with a cadaver as a muse punctuates a soft, feminine slip that was once demure. These unique pieces of wearable art are sold at Favourite Gifts at Lonsdale Quay. (Van Riesen grew up on Dahlia Drive in Los Angeles, California – hence the name of her clothing line).

What it is: 400 square-foot sailboat moored at Mosquito Creek Marina. Per month: slip rental is $650 per month. Occupant(s) : My husband, Sandy Cochrane, who sells yachts at the end of our dock (Calibre Yacht Sales); me, a textile artist who makes fashion designs under the label Dahlia Drive; our son, Duncan, in between homes and working as a cook at Tommy’s Catering and Canlan Ice Sports, both in North Van; our dog Radar. View from the top: To starboard is the Burrard Inlet and the downtown Vancouver skyline. To port are the North Shore mountains including the magnificent Lions. Selling features: Quiet life so close to the action of the city, gentle rocking, visits from seals, the sounds of wind and rain, ability to really “get away” (just a couple of ropes to freedom), smaller footprint.

That one conversation piece: It’s a boat. The décor: Traditional; teak interior from one log. Beautiful and warm. Sandy has not embraced wild, textile artisted curtains but I have introduced some leopard patterned bedding. Downside: 1080 feet from our dock gate to the boat makes de-watering the dog in the night during a rain storm a real chore. Neighbourhood haunts: Contemporary Art Cafe, Raglans, Fishworks, The District Most recent home decor addition: I made some frames for two pictures of Sandy and I on our first boat, Keejigo, which we lived aboard for six years in the early ‘80s. Favourite home activity: reading, cooking and listening to CBC. The commute to work: Sandy walks for one minute, Duncan a 10 minute bus ride, Radar walks with me to my studio 10 minutes away.

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shop fresh + live local

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over 80 unique shops & restaurants IT’S BEEN 25 YEARS since Lonsdale Quay Market’s grand opening on April 12, 1986. The vision of Lonsdale Quay Market as a truly unique retail market experience and a destination gathering place on the North Shore has been strengthened over these past 25 years of serving the community. Join us in celebrating throughout 2011 with limited edition products and special events.

LONSDALE QUAY MARKET prides itself on being an active member within the community, providing family-friendly festivals and events throughout the year. A celebrated destination for family fun! Join us on Facebook or Twitter, or visit lonsdalequay.com for more information on up-coming events.

DISCOVER THE COMMUNITY ARTWORK of the mosaic fountain, starfish bench, sculpture garden, and beautiful rotunda floor as well as on-going art projects by local youth artists.

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BAKED GOODS & SWEETS Beavertails COBS Bread Dairy Delight El Dorado Pie & Treats Muffin Delight Olde World Fudge Sweet Carrie’s Dessert Shop FASHION & ACCESSORIES Allyado Enterprises Collective Stone First Impression Ice Stone Charms & Jewellery Co. Mulberry Fashions Network Apparel Tickers Sunglasses Vasanni Scarves FLORISTS Flowers by May Margitta’s Fresh Flowers FRESH FOOD Jimmy’s Fruit & Juice Bar Kin’s Farm Market Salmon Shop Screaming Mimi’s Sharky’s Chophouse GIFTS & SPECIALTY ITEMS Artisan Wine Shop Artistic Bliss Beaded Heart Blue Teapot

Brushstrokes Gallery Celtic Creations Connections to Canada Crystal Gallery Essential Kitchenware Favourite Gifts & Accessories Forest Studio In the Mood Inka’s World Perks Quay Souvenir Centre Universal Treasures HEALTH & BEAUTY Japan Shiatsu Saje Natural Wellness Texan Quay Hair Salon HOTEL & SPA Lonsdale Quay Hotel INTERNATIONAL FOOD COURT Ake Bono Sushi Chicken Chalet Express Crepe Escape Crushed Olive Pizza Curry Point Dex Gourmet Burger Bar George’s Souvlaki Montgomery’s Fish & Chips Nikko Grill Teriyaki Pita Feast Sizzling Wok Vinam Vietnamese Cuisine

KID’S ALLEY Gramma’s Treats & Sweets Play & Learn Sparky’s Kutz for Kids Tulips Children’s Wear SERVICES Bank of Montreal ATM BC Lotto Centre/Customer Service Cell Spot Wireless Inc. Esplanade Dental Centre Flight Centre Quay News and Magazines Royal Bank ATM Trident Key Mart Ylium Alterations SPECIALTY FOODS Cilantro & Jalapeno Mexican Foods Pepperpot Food & Spice Prima Italian Market The Soup Meister Waterfront Salad Garden RESTAURANTS & CAFES All Day Cafe Bean Around the World East Side Mario’s Restaurant & Lounge The Cheshire Cheese Restaurant & Pub

The Market Parkade provides 2 hours of FREE parking. On evenings and weekends, Lonsdale Quay Market also Have the perfect product and looking for the perfect space? provides FREE parking at the ICBC Parkade.

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The Shipyards, at the foot of Lonsdale Avenue, has become a great venue for festivals and concerts. And on any given day, it’s the go-to spot for meeting friends and just taking in the waterfront view.

ON THE STREET INTERVIEWS

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From longtime residents to relative newcomers, the people profiled on the following five pages all agree: Lower Lonsdale is the place to live, work and play. So, given that locals know best, we’re happy to share their recommendations on where to shop, where to bike, where to take in a live concert, and – hey – where to find the “best bread in Canada.” Read all about it!

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Christine Amantidis moved to Lower Lonsdale on September 1st. She’s just getting used to the neighbourhood and seeking out all of the neighbourhood’s hidden gems. “First and foremost, I moved here because my boyfriend works in North Vancouver, so I moved here for him… but also the winter season’s coming and I want to get a pass to Grouse—well, a 10 day pass!” What did your boyfriend say to convince you to move here from downtown? He used the mountains! He likes it here. He thinks the air is fresher (which it is) and the people are more chill. After a month, how’s the neighbourhood shaping up? I’m liking it more and more the longer I live here. I had a stigma against North Van for some reason… but after living here, there are quirky parts that you don’t really see when you just come and visit. There’s this thrift store I found on 2nd and Lonsdale, 22 ❚ www.lowerlonsdalebusinessassociation.com ❚ Fall 2011

this café, the Café for Contemporary Art that I really like. I still go downtown a lot. I work in Gastown five days a week. I’m lucky because I live and work so close to the Seabus, I ride my bike on and it’s an easy commute. Do you have some friends that live here? I have one friend that lives here, (laughs). But I haven’t had time to try to make many new friends yet, so that’s probably it.


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A longtime resident of North Vancouver, retiree Dermot Reilly moved to Canada in 1986 from Ireland and now lives on Capilano Road. He’s a proud father to his four kids (the youngest, 19), all commerce students and grads. On the pier: “I remember that shipyard when it was open, when it was working. It was great then.” Now that you’re retired, what do you do?

How has the area changed since you first lived here?

“I read a lot, probably more than the average. I read mostly on health and fitness.”

It’s changed quite a lot, they’ve gotten rid of a lot of the dilapidated buildings and some of the old pubs that used to be around here. The city’s become more organic-minded, more green. I have a garden in that community garden over there. I’ve been doing it around here for about 20 years. I garden quite intensively; I’ve got hundreds of lettuce, kale, parsley, tomatoes… all the good healthy stuff. That’s how to stay young, eat whole foods and eat well.

What brings you to the neighbourhood? I just came from the Lonsdale Quay, picked up some beans and stuff. That bread shop right there (the Artisan Bread Shop) is one of the best bread shops in Canada—because it’s all whole grains and organic. It’s one of the reasons I come down here.

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“Uncle Lou” Costas has worked in Lower Lonsdale for 15 years.

Expert bike service manager Lou Costas has lived and worked in North Van for 15 years. His house is on 12th and Lonsdale, about 10 blocks up from the cycle shop he works at. A bit of a legend at the bike shop, screen prints of “Uncle Lou’s” profile are available on cycling jerseys. “There’s a whole bunch of different names [for the neighbourhood], there’s LoLo, there’s LoMiLo, there’s MiLoLo… we were going to call it DizzyVille back in the day when we were Dizzy Cycles.” How bike friendly is the neighbourhood? Well, you’ve got the bike path on Esplanade. The bike “road” on St. Andrews. It’s not gotten any quieter, traffic wise. The intersection here at 1st and Lonsdale is still pretty scary. I’ve seen a lot of near misses. Side streets are the way to go. You bike to and from work every day. Isn’t it horrible biking up this hill? Ha, it’s not really a big deal. You can meander through alleys and side 24 ❚ www.lowerlonsdalebusinessassociation.com ❚ Fall 2011

streets if you want, you don’t have to go up Lonsdale. It’s only 12 blocks, it’s not like it’s going to kill me. And I can get off and walk if I need to, there’s no shame in walking. How has Lower Lonsdale changed in the last 15 years? For me, the changes happened so slowly and right in front of me it’s been like watching a kid grow up. It’s nice. I still have my coffee shop, next door, that’s been here almost as long as I’ve been here. So as long as that doesn’t go, I’ll stay here.


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Monique Berube moved from Quebec to Vancouver in 1976. An avid traveler and outdoors lover, she’s lived on the North Shore for the past 18 years. She visits family in Quebec once or twice a year, but loves calling Lonsdale home. “It’s changed a lot over the years. It’s a lot cleaner.” What brought you to the North Shore? Well, because I just love the North Shore… and the real estate was cheaper, at that time. There’s a lot of space, the air is cleaner and there’s nice, quiet people. We have everything we need here— except the airport. I travel often. Where was the last place you travelled? Oh, we went to Portland on the train, on Amtrak.

What kind of outdoor activities do you enjoy? I go to Grouse a lot because I have a pass. Hiking and snowshoeing. Do you do the Grind? No, I don’t do the Grind. I think my legs are too short for that! (laughs) They say the steps are very far apart.

Her friend, Sandra O’Keeffe, is West Coast bred. She lives in Tsawwassen. She says the Canada Line makes it much easier for her to come visit the North Shore. “North Van is just a fun little place to be,” she says. “Except it rains too much here compared to Tsawwassen.” Do you have any favourite restaurants or shops you visit when you come here? I like Quattro’s, and we go to the Quay a lot — East Side Mario’s and the Cheshire Cheese. There are others, but

darn… I can’t remember their names right now. Do you get outdoors on the North Shore, too? Walking. It’s a nice area to walk.

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Tahnee Juryn, a first-year Capilano U student, grew up in Lynn Valley but recently started hanging out in LoLo after she began working at Obsession Bikes last summer. She also happens to be the cover model for this issue of the Lower Lonsdale guide. Where’s the best place to get caffeinated in Lower Lonsdale? “West of Java: It’s a great little place. They’re really friendly and there’s always the same group of people hanging out outside. The muffins are really good and so are the ham and cheese croissants. My favourite (drink) is the soy chai tea latte. Advice for tourists? Look at the Quay and then go to Waterfront Park — there’s the playground and the park and everything there. I’ve been checking out the new Shipyards; I saw a concert there this summer, No Sinner, a local North Van band. In the summer there’s always little boutiques and people buzzing about and things to do. 26 ❚ www.lowerlonsdalebusinessassociation.com ❚ Fall 2011

Best-kept secret about LoLo? Bargain shopping. There’s three thrift stores, there’s a pawn shop and lots of local jewelry and clothing boutiques that you can find in the upper level of the Quay. The pair of jeans I’m wearing right now were $7 and I wear them almost every day.” Best place for a bite? “When I’m not working and if it’s in my budget I like to check out Anatoli Souvlaki or Raglans and Moodyville’s for breakfast. There a lot of good places to eat. My friend has heard good things about the Jamaican place, the jerk chicken is supposed to be amazing.”


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sole discretion set KitchenAid retail prices. Dealer may vary. Some conditions may apply. cannot2,be2011. combined withhave *In store rebate ontoany majorprices appliance purchased from September 19 Offer - October Dealers appliance All may eligible KitchenAid major appliances mustOffer be purchased the samewith other KitchenAid soleanydiscretion to set retailmajor prices. Dealeroffer. prices vary. Some conditions may apply. cannot befrom combined appliance dealer at the same ®time. Purchases made at Future Shop do not qualify. participating authorized ® majorKitchenAid appliance offer. All eligible KitchenAid major appliances must be purchased from the same any other KitchenAid COLONY – discontinued A FAMILYandBUSINESS BASED ONtoSERVICE, SELECTION AND VALUE Offer excludes Offer is open Canadian residents only. Offer is not available to ® obsolete models. appliance dealer at the same time. Purchases made at Future Shop do not qualify. participating authorized KitchenAid dealers, builders or contractors. All models may not be available at all dealers. No substitute appliances qualify. Instant Offer excludes discontinued and obsolete models. Offer is open to Canadian residents only. Offer is not available rebate will be deducted at the time of purchase.1075 ®Registered Trade-mark/™ of KitchenAid U.S.A. The mixer to Roosevelt Crescent,Trade-mark North Vancouver (2 blocks behind Indigo Books south of Marine Drive.) dealers, builders or contractors. All models may not be available at all dealers. No substitute appliances qualify. Instant shape is a registered trade-mark of KitchenAid U.S.A., KitchenAid Canada licensee in Canada. ©2011. All rights reserved. rebate will be deducted at the time of purchase.604.985.8738 ®Registered Trade-mark/™ Trade-mark of KitchenAid U.S.A. The mixer s Mon-Thurs: 9am - 5:30pm s Friday: 9am - 9pm s Saturday: 9am - Canada 5:30pm slicensee Sunday: in 12pm - 4pm©2011. All rights reserved. shape is a registered trade-mark of KitchenAid U.S.A., KitchenAid Canada. “Saving you money since 1969” Visit us on line: www.colonywarehouse.com 20 10 & 20 11 W INNER - BEST NOR TH S HORE APP LI ANCE STORE AWARD 30 ❚ www.lowerlonsdalebusinessassociation.com ❚ Fall 2011


Celebrating over 60 years

in the heart of our community LLP

L AW YERS For over 60 years since our founding in 1950, Ratcliff & Co. has become the leader in North Shore legal services in whatever legal issues you face in the matters of life, or the matters of business. Our expertise and approachability got us here; through expert legal opinion, advice and comprehensive legal representation. We take pride in the talent of our people and their extensive service to the community. Our lawyers and employees have always been personally involved in numerous community and charitable organizations, and we support many community events. We’re proud of the difference that defines us. Business & real estate transactions and structuring. Family and personal injury law. Wills & estates legal services.

The meaning behind our motif: In 1996 the Squamish Nation presented Ratcliff & Company with a spectacular wood carving created by internationally renowned artist Xwa-lack-tun (Rick Harry). His three meter-wide sculpture graces our reception area. Respect for all people, regardless of race or religion is a central theme for this work of art which forms the basis for our firm’s motif, shown at top in its colours. We are honoured that Xwa-lack-tun supports our use of his sculpture as our motif.

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Fig-crusted rack of lamb

Ingredients 1 rack of lamb silver skin off, bones frenched (cleaned of meat and fat) 1 tsp thyme 1 tsp rosemary

Method Lightly cover the rack of lamb in olive oil and season with desired amount of salt and pepper. In a hot pan or (better yet on your BBQ) sear the lamb so it’s browned on all sides. Use a higher heat to sear quickly without cooking the lamb. Put aside and let cool. To make the crust, combine herbs and figs in a food processer until finely chopped. Then add the panko crumbs and mix for an additional 5 seconds. If you don’t have a

food processor, simply chop the figs and herbs by hand until fine and then mix in panko crumbs fully. Brush the Dijon mustard onto the meat side of the rack of lamb, spreading a generous layer right from the bones in front to the bones in back. By hand, press the crust onto the Dijon so it sticks, ensuring that the crust is evenly spread. Place the rack of lamb on a baking sheet or wire rack, crust side up, in a preheated oven at 350°F for 15-20 minutes, depending on how

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¾ cup dried black mission figs ¼ cup panko crumbs ¼ cup Dijon mustard (smooth not grainy) Salt and pepper to taste 1 tablespoon olive oil well done you want the meat cooked. After 15 minutes check with a meat thermometer. 140°F will be medium. Let the lamb rest for 10 minutes at room temperature before slicing in between the bones and serving.


the restaurants

SAVORY FLAVOURS AND SPECTACULAR SERVICE

all in the heart of Lower Lonsdale

! Cheers hospitality has been a regular part of North Vancouver dining and entertainment since 1984.

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The Cheshire Cheese Restaurant & Bar offers casual, waterfront dining, specializing in delicious seafood and traditional British fare. Open for lunch and dinner.

Cheshire Cheese Restaurant and Bar

2nd floor, Lonsdale Quay

604.987.3322

www.lonsdalequay.com

Open Late!

A traditional English-style restaurant catering to all types of fish connaisseurs. We offer red snapper, halibut and cod fish & chips. We also offer seafood, mushy peas and coleslaw.

Montgomery’s Fish & Chips 604.929.8416 1st floor in Food Court, Lonsdale Quay

the lobby FOOD + DRINK

Sip, Savour, and Soak in Cityscape Views Settle in Seaside for a fresh perspective on delicious dining and west coast flavours. Enjoy casually elegant business lunches and signature dinners. Join us for scrumptious weekend brunches and lively lounge cocktails in a relaxed harbour-side setting. Open daily from 6:30am. CALL 604.973.8000 FOR RESERVATIONS. COMPLIMENTARY PARKING. LOCATED IN THE PINNACLE HOTEL AT THE PIER 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver | www.PinnaclePierHotel.com Fall 2011 â?š www.lowerlonsdalebusinessassociation.com â?š 33


mixing up it

The District: Bacon Caesar

Start your Sunday with an ounce (or three) of the house’s bacon infused vodka, paired with the usual suspects: ice, a few drops of tabasco, a dash of Worcestershire, savory Clamato juice and a hot pepper garnish. 013 Lonsdale Avenue North Vancouver 778.338.4938

The Lobby Food + Drink: Pinnacleada

A play on words and a twist on the classic: Rum, coconut cream and pineapple with a spoonful of fresh raspberries. Pinnacle Hotel 138 Victory Ship Way 604.986.7473

Cheshire Cheese: Black & Tan

At this English pub, you have to go with a classic. Try a Black and Tan, made with Guinness and Okanagan Springs Pale Ale. Lonsdale Quay Market 2nd level 604.987.3322

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Fishworks: Mint Infused Bourbon Sour

Bulleit bourbon infused in house with fresh mint, combined with fresh squeezed citrus and a touch of simple syrup. (check out their strawberry infused vodka, also.) 91 Lonsdale Ave. North Vancouver 778.340.3449

Sailor Hagar’s: Honey Pilsner

One of six craft beers on tap (all brewed on site) this one is a customer favourite. Light and refreshing with just a hint of sweet. 86 Semisch Ave. North Vancouver 604.984.3087

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Burgoo: Dark & Stormy

A perfect blend to match our weather. Mix Gosling’s Dark Rum, Grace’s ginger beer and lots of ice, this is a spicy and refreshing treat. 3 Lonsdale Avenue North Vancouver 604.904.0933

Raglans: Passionate Kiss Vodka and sweet liqueur crushed with fresh strawberries, mango juice and soda. Available in personal or group “Monsoon” bowls. 15 Lonsdale Ave. North Vancouver 604.988.8203

Rusty Gull: Cuba Libre

In other words, white rum and coke with a slice of lime. Simple and to the point, served short. The perfect choice for their popular Sunday reggae night jam with band Mostly Marley. 175 E. 1st Ave. North Vancouver 604.988.5585

Le Bistro Chez Michel: The Pigmentum Malbec

From Cahors, France, this red is rich, warm with hints of spice. Pairs perfectly with hearty bistro fare (belly warming beef bourguignon, tender beef short ribs or bouillabaisse) or is excellent on its own. 224 Esplanade W. North Vancouver 604.924.4913

Gusto di Quattro: Aperol Spritz

Quintessentially Italian, this refreshing aperitif is a near perfect combination of Aperol (similar to Campari), Prosecco, club soda and a slice of orange. Visiting after dinner? Grappa, of course. 1 Lonsdale Ave. North Vancouver 604.924.4444

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YOUR ONE-STOP COMPLETE YACHT SERVICE CENTRE At Raven Marine we have been selling and servicing marine engines, transmissions and outdrives for over 20 years. Our qualified staff of mechanics, technicians and shipwrights are industry trained and fully certified. We pride ourselves on our quality of work and dedication to our customers. No job is too big or too small. With a large, full-time staff and numerous ancillary trades services, Raven Marine Systems is able to handle any job during any season. 419 West Esplanade Avenue, North Vancouver

604.985.5326 | info@marinesystems.ca | www.marinesystems.ca

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Come to know Lower Lonsdale …and you’ll come to stay. If you love the area like I do – call me and we can talk. As a REALTOR® and resident who is active in the community, I can fill you in on all that Lower Lonsdale has to offer. The stunning waterfront and the North Shore mountains speak for themselves of course, but there are hidden gems and

local haunts that will further impress you. Real Estate in the neighbourhood is full of opportunity; whether you’re looking for a condo/townhouse, or in need of a family home – I’ll be happy to show you what’s available. Relocating? I look forward to welcoming you to the North Shore.

www.gregsmyrealtor.com

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Proudly serving the North Shore for over 30 years, Dr Ron DeCamillis and Dr. Barrie Osborne are pleased to welcome new patients to their brand new Lonsdale Quay location.

Esplanade Dental Centre At The Quay Lonsdale Quay Market 214-123 Carrie Cates Court North Vancouver, BC 604.987.2237 esplanadedental@telus.net

Located on Level 2 of the Market, Esplanade Dental Centre At The Quay offers a full range of general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry; including orthodontics, implants, veneers and teeth whitening. Open six days a week, from 8:00 am 6:00 pm, with 2 hours of free parking, the team at Esplanade Dental Centre looks forward to seeing you for a lifetime of healthy smiles!

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Metal Owl: Look for more of these wise winged creatures in the window of this popular antique store. Intricately painted on metal (and in some curious poses), they’re cool to look at and make a great conversation piece at parties. ($35-$55) La Lucy Thrift and Boutique 225 Lonsdale Ave. 604.980.0010

Solstice Collection Necklace: After browsing the kilts, wool socks and Guinness mugs found in Celtic Creations, enjoy Scotland-born, North Vancouverbased designer Keith Jack’s exquisite gold and sterling silver handwoven jewelry. The store’s resident designer has a real eye for detail and comes up with creative names for his many collections. ($60 - $700) Celtic Creations 223-123 Carrie Cates Court

(2nd level Lonsdale Quay)

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Marcoliani Milano Women’s Knee Socks: Incredibly soft (made from cashmere and silk) and new for fall, these Italian made socks will look great peeking out from your Clarks. Find them in over a dozen bright colourful patterns and bold solids. And they come in a men’s line. ($45-$95) Minichiello’s Custom Tailoring 127 W Esplanade 604.985.9222

An Word Stamp Kit: Grab the kids, a couple of pieces of sturdy blank paper and this make-yourown-stamp kit and spend a Sunday afternoon making Christmas/Birthday/ Insert Occasion Here cards. Ten bucks says the kid’s creations are worlds better than what those greeting card “writers” have been coming up with lately. ($28.95) Opus Art & Framing 120 Lonsdale Ave. Opusframing.com 604.904.0447

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An afternoon stroll reveals the eclectic mix Amalfi by Rangoni Pumps: A lightly textured rubber sole and just-high-enough heel make this suede shoe perfect for a night on the town. Like most everything in this 35-year-old store, they’re not yet two seasons old, in near perfect condition, and selling for half the price of retail. Score. ($150) MacGillycuddy’s Designer Consignment 128 Lonsdale Ave. 604.984.8081

Jasmine Haute Couture “Annarosa” Gown: From the Fall 2011 collection, this show-stopping organza and taffeta ivory gown is just the right mix of classic and modern. The black flower waistband is classy and current while the empire waist and full skirt keep it timeless. ($2100) Isabelle’s Bridal 220 W. Esplanade Isabellesbridal.com 604.986.5200

Bailey Hats: These functional hats are not just for expert anglers. Waterproof, smart and fun (check out the great fisherman print detail), they’re perfect for North Vancouver weather. Just make sure to take your hat off when you come inside. ($24.98-$49.98) Highwater Tackle Ltd. 113 Lonsdale Ave. 604.986.3249

Greg Noll “Da Bull” Skateboard: Commissioned by Element, this banana of a board is surf-legend Greg Noll’s first—and hopefully not last—foray into skateboard design. Noll, a pioneer of big wave surfing, has been designing surfboards since the 1950’s ($150) Second Wave Board Shop 139 Lonsdale Ave. Second-wave.ca 604.986.9283

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Artisan

Unity Big Pete’s Martin Marine

…that defines Lower Lonsdale! Walking Dead Graphic Novel Series: If you haven’t seen the popular television series on AMC based on these compelling (and disturbing) zombie graphic novels, hold off and read the originals first. Available in paperback and hardcover. Created by writer Robert Kirkman and artist Tony Moore. ($9.99 each) Big Pete’s Collectables 149 Lonsdale Ave. Bigpetescollectibles. blogspot.com 604.983.2325

Ancient Grain Bread: Wheat and yeast free, this is some dense, healthy (and delicious) bread. Made traditionally and with almost all organic ingredients (from the family farm in the Fraser Valley) like sprouted kamut kernels, stone-ground spelt, sunflower seeds and sea salt. ($4.25-$10.50) Artisan Bake Shoppe 127 Lonsdale Ave. artisanbakeshoppe.ca 604.990.3530

Free People Bras: Available in hot pink and black (and also in a bandeau style), these lovely soft lace undergarments are made by Free People, Urban Outfitter’s higher-end venture. For the young (or young at heart, we suppose). ($40) Unity Clothing Inc. 108 Victory Ship Way 604.988.8700

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Weems & Plath Ship Bell This beautifully polished bronze ship bell is typically used on ships to signal to other vessels for help. Not so nautical? Bring back the traditional dinner bell by mounting it near the kitchen door. ($145.95) Martin Marine on First 121 W 1st St. 604.985.0911

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Himalayan Pink Salts With over 84 minerals and trace elements, this 200 million year old salt is free from pollutants, toxins and has been shown to provide serious health benefits. Try it in a soothing bath or even sprinkle a little on your popcorn. Certified organic, kosher, food grade and fairly traded. (500 gm $15, 1 kg $25, 5 kg $89)

Puli Top: This glamorous top by Puli designs is extremely versatile. Pair it with dark jeans or riding pants with black boots for a daytime or casual evening look, or a full-length skirt for a more elegant evening affair. ($140) Francesca Boutique 106 Esplanade Francescaboutique.ca 604.904.9127

Nature’s Creations 205 Lonsdale Ave. nbscare.com 604.990.0833

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604-990-8214

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James Wilson, owner of Obsession: Bikes

Beyond business:

Bikes for Tykes Obsession Bikes owner James Wilson values his leisure time, so the opportunity to provide others with the tools to enjoy their responsibility-free moments is something he takes seriously. For 11 years, Wilson has run a bike shop in the Bank of Hamilton Building — a prominent structure that has anchored the Lower Lonsdale neighbourhood for the past 100 years. Obsession Bikes caters to all cyclists, from the novice to the veteran on the roads, hills or trails. But beyond the expected bread-and-butter sales and tune-ups Obsession Bikes offers, is the story of business with a deep connection to the community. Throughout November and December each year, Wilson runs the Bikes for Tykes campaign, a program where the shop collects used bikes, fixes them and gives them back to the community just before Christmas. Now in its sixth year, the initiative averages about 100 bikes annually. “It’s the largest community effort we aspire to,” says Wilson. “It gives a kid a bike who may not otherwise have that chance. And a bike teaches freedom, responsibility, fun and transportation.” In addition to the bike campaign, Wilson’s shop is involved in the Ride to Conquer Cancer, held each Father’s Day. Last year, Wilson and a handful of employees drove 48 ❚ www.lowerlonsdalebusinessassociation.com ❚ Fall 2011

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the calendar It’s Fall and it’s fresh! The harvest is in, the parties are planned and the people in Lower Lonsdale are geared up for the season. There’s a new series set to show at Presentation House Theatre, The Shipyards will sparkle for the Christmas Festival, Lonsdale Quay Market has Holiday events planned, the shops, services and restaurants in Lower Lonsdale are brimming with new styles and flavours for Fall. OCTOBER 2011 IT’S HALLOWEEN! Lower Lonsdale shops are filled with spooky fun. Check out Lonsdale Quay Market for kid’s events – www.lonsdalequay.com for details. NOVEMBER 2011 SHOWTIME - At Presentation House Theatre The Russian Play - November 16-26 By Hannah Moscovitch A 2B Theatre Production presented by Presentation House Theatre, Visit www.phtheatre.org for complete show calendar info. Old Love - December 1-18 By Norm Foster A Presentation House Theatre Production, Directed by Jay Brazeau. Visit www.phtheatre.org for complete show calendar info. DECEMBER 2011 FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS – DECEMBER 3 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm The Shipyards (foot of Lonsdale, adjacent to the Pier.) It’s LLBA’s sparkling wintertime festival. An outdoor, family-friendly evening. Bundle up, bring your friends and come celebrate the season! Santa will be there! Live music, bright lights, carols, hot chocolate. Join the party at the foot of Lonsdale – www. lowerlonsdalebusinessassociation.com for details. Celebrations, entertainment, shopping and Holiday services throughout LoLo. Santa comes to the Market, and there are lots of holiday events planned – www.lonsdalequay.com for info. JANUARY 2012 HAPPY NEW YEAR! Celebrate with friends & family. Walk the Spirit Trail - new section is now open. Visit www.cnv.org/SpiritTrail for info. Tour local galleries and shops – treat yourself to that something Santa forgot. FEBRUARY 2012 AERIAL VIEW Enjoy the view of LoLo from Grouse Mountain. 50 ❚ www.lowerlonsdalebusinessassociation.com ❚ Fall 2011

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JULY 2012 JULY 1 Canada Day PARADE & celebrations – Lonsdale Ave. & Waterfront Park. Everybody loves a parade! Music, food and fun for all. PARTY AT THE PIER The Shipyards – foot of Lonsdale Ave. A two-day party featuring award-winning music and entertainment. Roving performers, food vendors, exhibits and fun – it’s an all-round great festival! Watch the Outlook for details and pull-out schedule and check www. lowerlonsdalebusinessassociation.com for information.

APRIL 2012 EASTER Easter Sunday, April 8. Be on the lookout for bunnies. The Market is a good place to start and the kids can take part in the great COBS Bread Easter Egg Hunt. Visit www.lonsdalequay.com for details.

CARIBBEAN DAYS At Waterfront Park in Lower Lonsdale. Calypso, Reggae & Latin beats. On a weekend in late July. Visit www.caribbean.ca for details.

MAY 2012 FARMER’S MARKET Lonsdale Quay Market – on the East Plaza. On May through October. Every Saturday, 10am - 3pm Conventional and organic produce, jams, jellies, home baking, local artisans & more. North Shore Green Markets’ NIGHT MARKET AT THE PIER At The Shipyards 5 pm - 11 pm New and exciting and in the perfect night location at the foot of Lonsdale – rket! northshoregreenmarkets.com for info. ma Plant an Edible Garden Sponsored by North Shore Neighbourhood House – ediblegardenproject.com

JUNE 2012 SUMMERFEST – JUNE - SEPTEMBER Lonsdale Quay Market – South Plaza Waterfront festival features live concerts, dance classes & demos, children’s activities and weekend farmer’s markets. Info at www. lonsdalequay.com

AUGUST 2012 SIGN UP! In LoLo the John Braithwaite Community Centre has courses for everyone. Sign up now for Fall – www.jbcc.com for info. SEPTEMBER 2012 THE BOAT SHOW AT THE CREEK 6th Annual Boat Show at Mosquito Creek Marina. Get out on the water – www. mosquitocreekmarina.com for details. FALL FESTIVAL – LATE SEPTEMBER Come to The Shipyards for a day of music & entertainment. Watch the Outlook and check www. lowerlonsdalebusinessassociation. com for dates and details.

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Bill Curtis & Associates Design Ltd. can help you with all of your residential design needs.

Our Designs include: • Custom homes • Renovations and additions • Duplex, Triplex and Fourplexes For added value we provide supplementary design services including: • Interior Design • Lighting Design • Landscape Design

Bill Curtis, BA Designer

Phone: 604.986.4550 Fax: 604.986.4555 Email: billcurtisdesign@yahoo.ca www.billcurtishomedesign.com Fall 2011 ❚ www.lowerlonsdalebusinessassociation.com ❚ 53


Advertiser Listings RESTAURANTS CHEERS 125 East 2nd Street Phone: 604 985.9192 cheerscatering.net

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CHESHIRE CHEESE 2nd Floor, Lonsdale Quay Phone: 604 987 3322 lonsdalequay.com

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CHEZ MICHEL 1373 Marine Drive Phone: 604 924 4913 chezmichelvancouver.com

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RUSTY GULL NEIGHBOURHOOD PUB 175 East 1st Street Phone: 604 988 5585 rustygullpub.com

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THE LOBBY 33 PINNACLE HOTEL AT THE PIER 138 Victory Ship Way Phone: 604 973 8000 PinaclePierHotel.com

SHOPS COLONY WAREHOUSE 1075 Roosevelt Crescent Phone: 604 985 8738 colonywarehouse.com COUCH POTATO THE SOFA CO. 1405 Pemberton Avenue Phone: 604 988 8271 LA LUCY 225 Lonsdale Avenue Phone: 604 980 0010 LONSDALE QUAY MARKET 110 Carrie Cates Court Phone: 604 985 6261 lonsdalequay.com

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OBSESSION BIKES 94 Lonsdale Avenue Phone: 604 985 2213 obsessionbikes.com

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UNITY CLOTHING INC. 108 Victory Ship Way Phone: 604 988 8700

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GUSTO DI QUATTRO 1 Lonsdale Avenue Phone: 604 924 4444 quattrorestaurants.com

MONTGOMERY’S FISH & CHIPS 1st Floor, Lonsdale Quay Phone: 604 929 8416

NORTH SHORE PAWN SHOP 140B Lonsdale Avenue Phone: 604 990 8214 northshorepawnshop.com

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ANDREW SAXTON, MP 102 West 3rd Street Phone: 604 775 6333 andrewsaxton.ca

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ANSON REALTY Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier 172 Victory Ship Way Phone: 604 983 9065 thepier.info

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BILL CURTIS & ASSOCIATES DESIGN LTD Phone: 604 986 4550 billcurtishomedesign.com CHURCHILL HOUSE 150 West 29th Street Phone: 604 904 1199 chartwellreit.ca CITY OF NORTH VANCOUVER 141 West 14th Street Phone: 604 985 7761 cnv.org ESPLANADE DENTAL CENTRE AT THE QUAY 214-123 Carrie Cates Court Lonsdale Quay Phone: 604 987 2237 esplanadedental@telus.net GREG PEARSON Prudential Sussex Realty 2996 Lonsdale Avenue Phone: 604 626 3838 gregsmyrealtor.com INTRACORP THE VERSATILE BUILDING Presentation centre: 21 Lonsdale Avenue Phone: 604 924 5595 TheVersatileBuilding.ca

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JOHN BRAITHWAITE COMMUNITY CENTRE 145 West 1st Street, Phone: 604 982 8300 jbcc.com KRANGLE AUTOMOTIVE & TRANSMISSION 346 East Esplanade Avenue Phone: 604 986 7200 LONSDALE QUAY HOTEL 123 Carrie Cates Court Phone: 604 986 6111 lonsdalequayhotel.com LOWER LONSDALE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION All the business you need lowerlonsdalebusiness association.com MOSQUITO CREEK MARINA 415 West Esplanade Phone: 604 987 4113 mosquitocreekmarina.com

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NAOMI YAMAMOTO, MP 303-126 East 15th Street Phone: 604 981 0033 naomiyamamotomla.bc.ca

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RATCLIFF & COMPANY 500-221 West Esplanade Phone: 604 988 5201 ratcliff.com

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RAVEN MARINE SYSTEMS 419 West Esplanade Avenue Phone: 604 985 5326 marinesystems.ca

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THE SUMMERHILL RETIREMENT RESIDENCE 135 West 15th Street Phone: 604 980 6525 thesummerhill.ca

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Eat Together

What to have for dinner today? Oven roasted turkey with fresh cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie, or maybe pistachio-crusted Pacific salmon with herbed rice followed by crème brulee? So much choice. Through our exclusive TasteBuds™ program, our residents choose from a variety of homemade meals made from the freshest of ingredients served in the comfort of our dining room – and in the company of friends and family. What’s on your menu today? Dine at The Summerhill. Phone for your personal tour.

135 West 15th Street (off Lonsdale) North Vancouver | 604.980.6525 www.the summerhill.ca Part of Pacific Arbour Retirement Communities

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Planning a

Christmas Party? Full service banquet and catering ~ for intimate groups to large festive functions. We can help you celebrate!

FOR BEST DATES AND GUEST ROOM SAVINGS CALL US SOON.

www.lonsdalequayhotel.com 604.986.6111 toll free: 1.800.836.6111

123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver

LLBA Fall 2011  

Complete October 27, 2011 issue of The North Shore Outlook newspaper as it appeared in print. For more online, all the time, see www.northsh...

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