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Lower Lonsdale Love it. Live it. Spring 2011.

THE CREATIVE EDGE:

An artists’ collective En plein air painting Raw energy

The Calendar ■ The Map ■ The Festivals

Insider’s guide to life on the waterfront!


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SPRING / SUMMER 2011 G U I D E TO LOWER LONSDALE

The people s Message from the LLBA ............. 5 s Message from the Mayor........... 7 s Take 5: Five residents talk about the neighbourhood ..............21-26 s Lower Lonsdale - New to the Neighbourhood ................. 48

The places s Raw Energy at Buddha-Full ...18 s A Favourite Collective ...... 39-42 s Plein Air Painting with Opus ... 47 s Artful Exhibits at Verve ........... 50 s Presentation House Presents 56-57

The festivals s Party-at-the-Pier .................. 11 s Fall Festival .......................... 13 s ChristmasFestival ................. 15 s Calendar of Events ..........54-55

The fun s Kid Approved at Braithwaite 32 s Community Places & Spaces 52

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THE CREATIVE EDGE:

An artists’ collective En plein air painting Raw energy

ON THE COVER: Lower Lonsdale has the creative spirit in spades! In this issue we take a look at some of the many people and places that lend to the dynamic feel of this great neighbourhood.

Rob Newell photo

Also Inside

s Map................................30-31 s List of Advertisers ................ 58 s Calendar of Events ..........54-55

Lower Lonsdale – discover it all. The Calendar ■ The Map ■ The Festivals

Insider’s guide to life on the waterfront!

Rob Newell photo

The editorial content of this guide is directed by the Lower Lonsdale Business Association (LLBA) in partnership with the Outlook. For information regarding advertising please contact the Outlook: 604.903.1000. For information regarding editorial content you may contact either the Outlook or the Lower Lonsdale Business Association: www.lowerlonsdalebusinessassociation.com.

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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.

Everything’s here! There’s always something new in Lower Lonsdale! Shipbuilders’ Square, the new public plaza on the waterfront at the foot of Lonsdale, is now open and available for major public events, and a new restaurant building there awaits a tenant. Construction has started on the multi-storey retail-residential building adjacent to Empire Theatre. The sales office is opening at the SW corner of Esplanade and Lonsdale for The Versatile Building offering 62 new homes and 8 new commercial spaces at 3rd and Lonsdale. Studies continue on the development of a cultural precinct at the foot of Lonsdale and on what the City will do with its 5-acre site in the middle of The Pier development between the Pinnacle Hotel and the shore. Lower Lonsdale Business Association volunteers work very hard to encourage a great mix of residential and commercial development in Lower Lonsdale, and to ensure that Lower Lonsdale continues in the direction of a vibrant, full-service neighbourhood rather than a static, aging one. When asked why residents prefer living in Lower Lonsdale, the usual response is “everything’s here!”. LLBA is working closely with the City of North Vancouver on 3 exciting new Lower Lonsdale events for 2011 involving visiting navy vessels. In June, two Japanese ships with Canadian navy escort arrive at the Burrard Dry Dock Pier for tours, followed in July at the Party-at-the-Pier by 3 Canadian navy vessels and in August the Chilean navy’s tall-ship Esmeralda arrives with a Canadian navy escort. LLBA’s next free public festival is The Party-at-the-Pier July 16 and 17. New at The Party this year will be a car-free day, and an extensive market including arts & crafts displays and sales, and the Canadian navy ships for tours. Last year’s Party-at-the-Pier drew an estimated 12,000 people. The sensational Sinfonia Orchestra concert is Saturday evening July 16. Lower Lonsdale continues to develop into the gem of the North Shore for shopping, dining, relaxing, enjoying public events and the spectacular water and mountain views, and as the public transit hub for transportation across the North Shore and to & from Downtown Vancouver via the Seabus. To get involved with us, or for more information, visit our website at www.lowerlonsdalebusinessassociation.com and email us using the address on our website. Doug Ausman, President Lower Lonsdale Business Association

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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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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 27 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 to watch the games!

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LOWER LONSDALE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION PRESENTS

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CELEBRATING OUR MARITIME COMMUNITY

Saturday & Sunday July 16 & 17, 2011 The Shipyard At the foot of Lonsdale Avenue

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The Lower Lonsdale Business Association presents North Vancouver’s 5th Annual Party-at-the-Pier, Celebrating Our Maritime Community. Voted one of the best musical festivals on the North Shore for the past four years, this 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 The Shipyard stage and adjacent piers. The Saturday evening concert will feature the Lions Gate Sinfonia Orchestra, joined by the North Shore Celtic Ensemble for a crossover concert – Bending the Lines conducted by Maestro Clyde Mitchell. Sunday musical entertainment includes Ranj Singh and the Discriminators, the Kerplunks, Sweetpea Swing Band, and Dinah D’s Contraband Swingclub. The Bollywood Jazz Dance Performers, are back by popular demand and there’s lots more to enjoy! Face painting, mascots, balloon creations, interactive games for all ages, North Vancouver Museum & Archive tours and don’t miss the visiting Canadian Navy Maritime Coastal Defense ships at the Burrard Dry Dock pier. For more information, watch for the Party-at-the-Pier pull-out guide in the June 23rd edition of the Outlook, or visit www.lowerlonsdalebusinessassocation.com

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For more information, watch for the Fall Festival pull-out guide in the September 15th edition of the Outlook, or visit www.lowerlonsdale businessassocation.com

3UNDAY 3EPTEMBERsAM PM The Shipyard, at the foot of Lonsdale Avenue The Lower Lonsdale Business Association presents North Vancouver’s 7th Annual Lower Lonsdale Business Association Fall Festival. With continuous stage entertainment, the Fall Festival is fun for families and friends, neighbours and newcomers. It’s a community affair and a great way to meet people and find out about local businesses and organizations.

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Lower Lonsdale is a dynamic community with a rich history that is reflected in its recent growth and development. As a resident of Lower Lonsdale, I’ve enjoyed watching the new businesses and apartment buildings build the character of the neighbourhood. This community is a wonderful area to live, work and play. With a myriad of restaurants, hotels, shopping, community centres, arts and cultural venues and waterfront trails, Lower Lonsdale has grown up to be a vibrant destination for visitors and locals. I welcome you to Lower Lonsdale and encourage you to visit our many businesses and attractions. Naomi Yamamoto, MLA

Naomi Yamamoto, MLA North Vancouver–Lonsdale

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Christmas Festival 3ATURDAY $ECEMBERs PM The Shipyard, 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 Vancouver 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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Raw Energy Superfood that satisfies ~ off Lonsdale MARIA SPITALE-LEISK CONTRIBUTOR

A bicycle basket full of fresh fruit sits in the front window at Buddha-Full Juice & Smoothies. The raw food offerings at this all-encompassing health bar in Lower Lonsdale fuel cyclists as they pedal down by the pier or endorphin-pumped boxers from Griffins next door. The “Tall Totem” – raw cocoa, banana, Buddhablend Protein Powder, maca, goji berries and almond milk - is a delicious energy boost. Business partners, best friends and die hard vegans Kyla Rawlyns and Geremie Voigt were tired of making the trek to downtown Vancouver to satisfy their herbivorous cravings. They have lived in a beautiful heritage building in Lolo for eight years and as of last September - now

own a thriving raw food bar right across the street. “The closeness to nature and the city make it the perfect spot for us,” says Rawlyns. “We even named one of smoothies “The Lobo” - short for Lonsdale Bohemian.” Buddha-Full’s organic smoothies, fresh juices, as well as vegan, raw and gluten-free desserts and meals, are cholk full of “superfood” powers. There is also nourishment for the mind at BuddhaFull. Rawlyns – a trained

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vocalist with an opera background – teaches voice lessons at the café, after hours. There are also open mike nights and a community piano that anyone can play at any time.

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the restaurants

SAVORY FLAVOURS AND SPECTACULAR SERVICE

all in the heart of Lower Lonsdale

! A friendly, local coffee shop serving up fresh pastries, soups & sandwiches. Mon - Fri from 8am - 4pm. Closed Sat & Sun

Pegster’s

1115 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver 604.984.6646 pegsterscoffeeshop@yahoo.ca

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.

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

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

Cheshire Cheese Restaurant and Bar

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Open Late!

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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

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The Pier at the foot of Lonsdale Avenue extends 700 feet into Burrard Inlet. As well as serving private and commercial vessels, The Pier is meeting place for people to stretch, stroll, mingle, play and celebrate.

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Five interviews: people who live here talk about what makes this neighbourhood their home.

PHOTOS AND INTERVIEWS BY

ADRIAN MACNAIR,

Whether they’ve lived in Lower Lonsdale all their lives, or have been lucky enough to more recently discover its charms, the people profiled in the next five pages agree about one thing – there’s no other place they’d rather be. As one contented resident says, “you feel like everybody you’re hanging out with is your neighbour.”

CONTRIBUTOR

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David West enjoys a coffee on Sunday afternoon in front of the Café for Contemporary Art.

coffee and raves for the library

a little sunshine,

There are few things better than sitting at the Café for Contemporary Art in the warm spring sunshine with a fresh coffee. David West moved into the neighbourhood from Marpole nine years ago and has never looked back. “Where we live it’s about a 10-15 minute walk to shopping, the theatre, the library, lots of coffee places,” he says between sips. “It’s just vibrant. And we like the feeling of community here.” David says the best part of the neighbourhood is how inclusive and welcoming it is. The Edmonton native describes it as having every amenity of a big city without being a big city, retaining a sense of community. One of David’s favourite things to do 22 ❚ www.lowerlonsdalebusinessassociation.com ❚ Spring 2011

is walk from his home at St. Georges Avenue and West 6th Street to the library. Why the library? “It’s very inclusive. When I was growing up as a kid libraries were places where you were quiet. We’re very community, you see everybody there, kids, older people, plus an excellent selection of books. And it’s a very welcoming place. It feels good to go there.” When David moved with his wife to the North Shore a decade ago it was just for employment. “Now that we’re here we would never leave. We really enjoy it.”


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Hazel Black and her son Cooper on Esplanade head for a walk down to the waterfront.

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Hazel Black moved into the neighbourhood in October 2010 from Capilano Road and finds it wonderful to be closer to her father, with whom she goes for a family walk every Sunday. “My favourite thing is the proximity to the quay,” she says. “My dad and I do this every Sunday. We walk down here rain or shine. So we love it. It is part of Cooper’s routine. We go down and do the park and the pier and

the quay and everything so it’s definitely my favourite.” Her son Cooper loves going for these walks down to the pier, looking at the ships and tugboats and investigating the train tracks. For a child it’s a real playground of discovery. Hazel grew up near quiet Glen Eagles in West Vancouver, so she says coming from Capilano Road to Lower Lonsdale is right in the middle.

vibe

“It’s not as busy. When you do come down to the quay it’s not as much of a gong show. It’s a little more neighbourhood-like, a little more local feeling. Kind of feel like everybody you’re hanging out with is your neighbour.” It’s quiet but there’s still always a vibe going on at Lower Lonsdale, she added.

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Marina Eva and Omar Sefian stroll by the IGA on Esplanade in Lower Lonsdale.

fantastic weather & chocolate brownies calls for a smile Recent arrivals to the neighbourhood, Omar Sefian and Marina Eva left the big city of Montreal for the quieter and slower pace of North Vancouver. Walking by the IGA on Esplanade, the two enjoy going for strolls by the water and heading down to the pier. “It has a downtown feel to it,” says Omar, who takes the SeaBus into Vancouver where he works in marketing. But it’s a slower and more relaxed pace, he adds. How are the two adjusting to life after seven months in North Vancouver? “It’s amazing,” says Marina. “The weather is fantastic. The nature is just to die for. It’s so beauti24 ❚ www.lowerlonsdalebusinessassociation.com ❚ Spring 2011

ful. Every single day you go out and see the mountains and the ocean.”

The weather is a big topic for both, who are used to the wild temperature changes of Montreal. Omar says it was recently 20 degrees in Montreal but then it dropped to -5. Their favourite place to visit is the Café for Contemporary Art, which Marina ensures she plugs on behalf of their chocolate brownies. “He’s got something unique,” she says with a smile.


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Roger Smith sits in his favourite place outside Starbucks at West 3rd Street and Lonsdale Avenue.

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Roger Smith can be found most days at the Starbucks at West 3rd Street and Lonsdale Avenue just meeting people “from around the world.” Born on East 10th Street, Roger has lived in North Vancouver for 65 years and says he wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. “We have the Sea-to-Sky, we have everything we need all within 45 minutes of everything.” Roger lives on East 2nd Street, and says he’s close to medical and dental clinics and pretty much anything else he needs to walk to.

sdale is the waterfront, 3rd Street and from east to west, from the district to the city. I couldn’t ask for a better stretch of streets, businesses, more variety and nice people from around the world.” Roger says his daughter, who lives in California, often drives up for a visit and remarks on how many different shades of green she can see. “North Vancouver, as far as I’m concerned, is the prettiest city in the world,” Roger says with certainty.

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Tiff Daniels came to Lonsdale Quay with his dog Ruby to take in the beautiful weather and enjoy an ice cream treat.

ice cream with the family, hiking and buskers…it rivals living in France The Lonsdale Quay Public Market is always a popular weekend spot for tourists and locals alike. One 10-year local, Tiff Daniels, decided to come down with the family for some ice cream and take in the sounds of the buskers.

The Ontario native echoes the thoughts of others in describing Lower Lonsdale as being close to everything, whether it’s shopping in downtown Vancouver, hiking in Lynn Valley, or heading up the Sea-to-Sky for some weekend Whistler skiing.

“I like coming down to the quay,” he said. “I like walking up and down Lonsdale itself. I like the parks as well in the North Shore.”

Tiff also likes to take his Labrador retriever Ruby for walks all over North Vancouver, usually ending up in Brooksbank Park. It’s a lifestyle that

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he’s very satisfied with. “I’ve lived in Toronto, Orillia, in London, England, in France… I think this is one my favourite places I’ve ever lived in. That’s why I’m still here after 10 years.”


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Celebrating over 60 years

in the heart of our community LLP

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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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Kid Approved Day Camps MARIA SPITALE-LEISK CONTRIBUTOR

Working parents can rest assured that their kids will be well entertained this summer at John Braithwaite Community Centre in Lower Lonsdale.

the Hip Hop Dance or Little Kids Musical Theatre camp will do the trick.

“JBCC is a great option for kids in the summer because we have a variety of camp programs and activities to choose from for different ages, and we have terrific camp leaders who are well qualified and who love to work with kids,” says JBCC manager, Trish Holme.

Kids will be kept busy with a variety of sports and games, arts and crafts, swimming, exploring local parks and even a trip to Grouse Mountain.

Interactive art camps at JBCC introduce kids to a variety of media. In the second-floor art studio, preschoolers unleash their creativity through basic art skills; meanwhile, school-age children enjoy learning fine art techniques. Dance is another popular art form at JBCC – held in the dance and fitness studio on the main floor. Magic wands, fairy wings and scarves float around the studio when the Budding Ballerinas camp begins. For kids seeking a more upbeat tempo,

Camp LoLo – for students entering Grades 1 to 7 – is an all-day adventure.

Then there’s exploration beyond the North Shore – from kayaking at Deer Lake to Science World to the waterslides at Splashdown Park. The JBCC Youth Centre offers a wide range of programs for Lower Lonsdale youth ages 11 to 18 years old. From games night to open gym activities to girls’ night, the staff-supervised Youth Centre offers a vibrant atmosphere that fosters friendship and athleticism among the youth of Lower Lonsdale.

John Braithwaite Community Centre 145 West 1st St., North Vancouver, 604-982-8300 www.jbcc.ca

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An artists’ collective Sixteen artists create in-shop interaction MARIA SPITALE-LEISK

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magine picking up a gorgeous necklace from a display case - admiring it, perhaps even gushing over it - only to have the designer herself pop up from behind the register to assist you.

That’s the concept behind the new artists’ collective at favourite gifts at Lonsdale Quay. Not the catching-people-off-guard part, but rather the creation of a retail favourite gifts in Lonsdale Quay Market, 2nd level. environment where customers www.favouritegifts.ca. 604.904.8840 can interact with the designers behind the coveted jewelry. genres, who started taking turns superRelishing in the freedom that comes vising the store. with being self-employed was the expec“So instead of having a traditional contation when favourite owner Carol Hyslop signment basis, the artists rent the space first opened her store in December of in the store and get the full proceeds 2006. Reality didn’t quite meet up with [from the sale of their items],” explains that expectation, however. Hyslop. “They also, in exchange, work “I ended up working seven days a week one or two days a month in the store.” and lost sight of why I started this busiThe arrangement is also a bonus for ness in the first place,” says Hyslop of the favourite customers who enjoy meeting previous incarnation of the the artists. store. And for Hyslop, her spare time is spent Enter the artists’ meeting with new artists and adding to collective this past April - a the store’s eclectic collection of local, group of 16 local jewelry handcrafted gifts. makers, fashion designers and painters, to name a few

Favourite owner Carol Hyslop has an established relationship with most of the artists in the collective. Turn the page for portraits of three of these distinctive artists - a favourite’s best selling jeweller, a “cheeky” undergarment designer, and the queen of wearable art.

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favourite gifts, Lonsdale Quay Market, 2nd Level. 204 - 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver

Fun, flirty and practical girlie boxers Tending to the jock straps and jerseys of sweaty, real life hockey players during the filming of “Tooth Fairy” starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson - was the last straw. “It was a wonderful experience, it just wasn’t for me,” says Lower Lonsdale fashion designer Gerry-Gail Endean of her decade-long stint in the Hollywood film industry. The postmortem of Endean’s career was unique: known for writing a humourous twist into her costume design scheme. “I didn’t realize it was a skill,” she says. Community theatre was where Endean got her first laughs from the audience. She had designed the costumes for the Neil Simon play “The Last of the Red Hot Lovers” - which showed at Presentation House. It was the over-the-top fat suit and loud, plaid sports jacket that had the audience in stiches every night when the lead character walked out on stage. Endean’s sense of humour has carried over into her new vocation: creampuff by gg - a line of “girlie” boxer shorts. “I realized too many girls and women wear men’s boxer shorts to be comfy - even under wedding gowns,” she exclaims. “That’s just so

wrong. We’re half the globe and we need our own cute little item.” Flirty and practical, creampuff bloomers are seamless and smooth under clothes.

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www.creampuffsbygg.com Available at Favourite gifts They can be worn instead of a slip, as shorts, a bathing suit cover or as pretty lingerie. “I wanted something cute, comfy and pretty to wear under summer dresses to prevent the dreaded ‘thighrub’ I get with bare legs in the summer,” reveals Endean, of the inspiration behind creampuffs. The pinup style, feminine lace detail and images of red roses that grace these undergarments evoke a playful sexiness that Endean promises men can’t resist. “Men tell me they think creampuffs are really ‘hot’,” she asserts. “They love the pin-up girl image and the idea of ‘something hidden’.” “Lil Bandaids” compliment the 1940s glam look and protect women from becom-

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Closer to home, North Shore women do a lot of cool stuff and creampuffs are a natural fit, says Endean. “My girlfriends walk, take transit, and ride their cruiser bikes to work,” she reveals. “Now instead of changing out of bike shorts or cargo pants, they can wear creampuffs under their skirt.”

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www.branwenkemp.com Available at Favourite gifts It’s no secret that Branwen Kemp draws inspiration from nature: the silhouette of a tree can be found throughout her collection of sterling silver and gold jewelry. She also gravitates towards the cool sleekness of metal. In 2008 Kemp attended Vancouver Metal Art School in Lower Lonsdale where she studied under Gerold Mueller, who is an alumnus of the one of the finest art and design schools in Europe. “I am inspired by the old and the new, from gothic architecture to the clean lines of Bauhaus,” reveals Kemp. “It’s whatever I see at the moment that seduces me.”

Of course the idyllic waterfront setting outside her home studio in Lower Lonsdale is also a source of inspiration. “I always make time for walks on the pier and hanging out with friends,” says Kemp. Reinventing timeless jewelry pieces is a facet of her craft that Kemp cherishes the most. “Many of my clients bring me old gold jewelry that they never wear from which I re-create something new and personal for them,” she explains. Favourite owner Carol Hyslop says she fell in love with Kemp’s work after being introduced through a mutual friend. “Her jewelry is a big seller at

the store,” praises Hyslop. Kemp’s high-end jewelry line is industrial, almost masculine looking; meanwhile, “Chicadora” is modern meets old world: the tips of tiny, ornate silver teaspoons figure prominently in this collection of pendants and earrings. She raves about the artists’ collective setup at Favourite. “It is a fantastic opportunity to meet clients and get valuable feedback,” says Kemp. “I believe that all designers at one time or another have had the fantasy of owning their own shop. This concept allows us to experience this but also allows us to have time in our studios to create.”

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Intrigue and beauty in salvaged lace Working as an actress on the detective television shows 21 Jump Street and Da Vinci’s Inquest certainly brought out the drama in Wendy Van Riesen’s wearable art. “Pretty much, I was an actor for 25 years, taught my two boys to knit and sew and paint until I realized that is what I wanted to do,” says the Lower Lonsdale fashion designer. In 2001 - after winning a Jessie theatre award for best actress - Van Riesen exited the stage on a high note and enrolled in the textile program at Capilano University. “Resurrecting the fashion wasteland” is the mission statement of her label Dahlia Drive. The wispy image of skeleton - with a cadaver as the subject and hand drawn by Leonardo Da Vinci in the 15th Century - punctuate a soft, feminine slip that was once demure. “I am intrigued by how the laciness of slips is echoed in the lace-like quality of our bones and guts; interconnections, both functional and beautiful,” explains Van Riesen. “The bone images on slips were my first dresses, dyed in the dahlias from my

neighbour Gordon’s garden.” Van Riesen salvages secondhand slips, shirts and fabric remnants, and reinvents them through screen printing and rusting techniques creating original pieces of wearable art. She begins by sweeping dye across a piece of drafting paper. Next, she picks up a paintbrush and lets her muses guide the bristles across the page. There are five men that have made an impression on her creativity: Chagall, Picasso, Paul Klee, Warhol and Da Vinci. In the final stage of the layering process, she’ll screen an image over top of her handiwork- most likely an illustration by one of the aforementioned artists. The collaborative masterpiece is then attached to the fabric and set in with heat. As for why Van Riesen chose the environmentally friendly route: “Initially, I was interested in history and memory and lace and those things which had a past for me to build on,” she says. She delves through warehouses where used material is a commodity trucked to all parts of the world.

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Wendy Van Riesen

www.dahliadrive.com Available at Favourite gifts Van Riesen grew up on Dahlia Drive in Los Angeles, California - hence the name of her clothing line. Her family eventually moved to Calgary where she studied acting at the University of Alberta. These days, home is with her husband on a boat in Mosquito Creek. She walks to her Lower Lonsdale studio with her dog Radar. She also longs for a garden of her own. “Our neighbours in Mosquito Creek have their garden in a row boat floating by their boat,” she exclaims. “Life is good.”


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En plein air Opus-hosted class captures the light MARIA SPITALE-LEISK CONTRIBUTOR

A raw canvas and a caddy of watercolours is all an artist needs when the sun dances across the Vancouver harbourfront - from the vantage point of Lower Lonsdale. In May, Opus Framing & Art Supplies hosted a Plein Air watercolour class - taught by local artist Alfonso Tejada in that very neighbourhood. The artists grabbed a canvas, parked themselves in front of old heritage buildings around 1st and Lonsdale and captured their surroundings with watercolours. Located in the old North Vancouver post office building, Opus itself provided a source of inspiration for the painters. Opus also offers monthly, free demos that provide an overview of products

and techniques; for more hands-on learning, there are paid classes available. “Our focus is providing artists a place to shop and learn,” says Opus North Vancouver store manager, Ann Mountney. Opus’ products range from artist grade: Gamblin and Newton, to student grade: Buzz, Pebeo and Amsterdam. One of the store’s newest services is digital printing on canvas. Many notable artists who live on the North Shore shop at Opus regularly, such as Gordon Smith, Kiff Holland, Dene Croft, Ross Penhall, Joan Skeet and many others, says Mountney. Opus Framing & Art Supplies 120 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver www.opusframing.com

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THE NEIGHBOURHOOD Like a perfect gem, the setting of this neighbourhood is what makes it sparkle. With the North Shore mountains as a backdrop, the waterfront parks, piers and pathways lead us through a dynamic community with plenty to do and lots to see. When fellow pilots Jack and Kyla Cassidy were married they moved into Lower Lonsdale and found a view they could appreciate: watching the sea planes take off from across the inlet. “Lower Lonsdale gives the closeness of the community without the downtown hype,” Jack says. “If you do want to go down there – take the SeaBus and a cab and it costs you just $20.”

THE NEWCOMERS Jack Cassidy with 8 month old daughter Rose

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On August 11 last year they were blessed with little Rose, named after her grandmother, so this summer the couple will celebrate four years of marriage and one year as parents. Jack likes to take Rose to the John Braithwaite Community Centre where there’s a youth clinic, and is located conveniently by the Jack & Lola baby store. He also likes to put her in the baby carrier and go for long

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walks to Waterfront Park, out to the pier and over to Mosquito Creek Marina. Although he is an Air Canada pilot, Jack flies a float plane four times a month to the island. “For me to have breakfast, have a shower, get on the SeaBus, and get into the Twin Otter, I can be in downtown Victoria within the hour,” he said.


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Artful Mane Art exhibits revolve at Verve MARIA SPITALE-LEISK CONTRIBUTOR

So cool – feather extensions at Verve hair Lounge

Lower Lonsdale residents are cultured folk; they enjoy a good art exhibition with their haircut at Verve Hair Lounge. The name Verve means, literally, the essence of creativity. The hair and makeup artists at the Lonsdale Avenue and Second Street salon view their craft as an art form and are inspired by others’ handiwork. Photographs, sculptures and jewelry fashioned by upcoming, local and international artists grace the walls and countertops at Verve. “Creativity is not exclusive to one art form,” says Verve Hair Lounge owner Amber George. “The rotation of the art allows us to explore the various mediums and to interact with artists and therefore feed our creative goals and ideas.” The salon just wrapped a wearable art installation featuring the artist Terri Potratz and her fashion line inspired by isolation in the Great White North. Potratz’s “larry” – an oversized knits and accessories collection – was conceived in a one-room cabin in the desolate, wintery woods of Whitehorse, from a marriage of

urban fashion and frontier functionality. Verve Hair Lounge also prides itself on its eco-conscious status. Local ecofriendly fashion designer Nicole Bridger has commissioned Amber and her team for photo shoots. “[Eco-friendly hair styling] is certainly a niche market of mine to which I am dedicated,” George says. “We have worked since day one – including construction – on this culture within our salon.” Looking to add some artistic flair to your hair? Feather extensions are all the rage in LA and New York right now and are being sported by celebrities and fashionistas everywhere, reveals George. These iridescent peacock feathers or colourful rooster feathers add a semipermanent hint of chic to any hairstyle. “Honestly, the feather extensions look so cool,” says George. Verve Hair Lounge 227 Lonsdale Avenue, www.vervehairlounge.com.

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In the community:

places & places Galleries, community centres, archives, theatres, museums, and lots of open, airy public spaces for meeting friends or relaxing by the water. It’s all right here in Lower Lonsdale. Jack Loucks Court A prominent neighbourhood feature is the public open space on the 100 Block of West 1st Street. This is known as Jack Loucks Court and includes traffic calming, water features, seating, planting and five different public art installations, based on North Shore themes. The Pier is a breathtaking venue located on the City’s historic Versatile Shipyards site. Anchored by the 700-foot long Burrard Dry Dock Pier and smaller floating St. Roch Dock, the Pier offers spectacular 360-degree views of the North Shore and Vancouver skylines and is truly a signature landmark. John Braithwaite Community Centre Opened in the Fall of 2004, this beautiful community centre includes: a seniors’ centre, youth centre, family centre, fitness centre, gymnasium, art studio, dance studio, kitchen, public-access computers, and meeting/mulit-purpose rooms. 145, West 1st Street • Info: www.jbcc.ca or 604.982.8310. Presentation House Presentation House is Lower Lonsdale’s multi-functional art centre, theatre, gallery museum, and archives. It offers a range of services and attractions. The gallery houses one of the largest photographic and artistic media collections in the west. National and international artists display here, but the focus is on Canadian talent. The North Vancouver Museum and Archives holds the key to the North Shore’s photographic history. The Presentation House Theatre plays host to a variety of dramatic performances year round. 333 Chesterfield Avenue (at 3rd St.) • Info: 604.990.3474. CityScape Community Art Space Founded in 1969, CityScape Community Art Space is a non-profit community cultural organization. Their mandate is to enable emerging and established artists in all disciplines, bridge cultures, and build strong a strong community through the arts. They provide resources and professional development for artists. 335 Lonsdale Avenue • Info: 604.988.6844

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the calendar

The dates are set and the plans are in motion…this season is going to be great fun. Already, Farmers’ Markets are up & running: Saturdays at the Quay; and the new Night Market at the Pier is set to go in mid-June. Summerfest starts in July, LLBAs Party at the Pier kicks off on July 16 (evening concert) and continues all day Sunday. Caribbean Days are on the 23rd-24th. Wow! It just doesn’t stop. September brings the LLBA Fall Festival, and the Boat Show at Mosquito Creek. What to do in between? Well let’s see…there’s the theatre, the restaurants, the shops, the restaurants, the hiking, the restaurants… See you out there! MAY - OCT. 2011 FARMER’S MARKET Lonsdale Quay Market – on the East Plaza. On NOW through October. Every Saturday, 10am - 3pm Conventional and organic produce, jams, jellies, home baking, local artisans & more. JUNE 17 - SEPT 23

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JULY 2011 Starts JULY 1 and runs until SEPT 4 SUMMERFEST Lonsdale Quay Market – South Plaza An eleven-week celebration of music, dance, culture and community! Live concerts, dance classes & demos, children’s activities and weekend farmer’s markets. Info at www. lonsdalequay.com. JULY 1 Canada Day PARADE & celebrations Lonsdale Ave. & Waterfront Park. Everybody loves a parade! Music food and fun for all. JULY 16 AND 17 Lower Lonsdale Business Association’s PARTY at the PIER The Shipyard - foot of Lonsdale Avenue. On Saturday evening: Lions Gate Sinfonia Orchestra is joined by the North Shore Celtic Ensemble as Maestro Clyde Mitchell conducts a cross-over concert entitled Bending the Lines. Bring your lawnchair and settle in for a beautiful evening. On Sunday: The party continues with award-winning music and entertainment. Roving performers, food vendors, exhibits and fun – it’s an all-round great festival. Bring your friends and family and join the festivities! 54 ❚ www.lowerlonsdalebusinessassociation.com ❚ Spring 2011

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…JULY (continued) CARIBBEAN DAYS JULY 23 - 24 At Waterfront Park in Lower Lonsdale. Calypso, Reggae & Latin beats. On a weekend in late July. www.caribbean.ca for details.

LIVE! Catch a performance at PresentationHouse Theatre Check out what’s on: www. phtheatre.org DECEMBER 2011 DECEMBER 3 Lower Lonsdale Business Association’s CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL Shipbuilder’s Plaza – by the Pier 5 - 8 pm LLBA’s sparkling wintertime festival. Outdoor, family-friendly evening. Bundle up, bring your friends and come celebrate the season! Live music, hot chocolate, carols and more.Watch the Outlook for details and schedule and check www. lowerlonsdalebusinessassociation.com for information.

AUGUST 2011 SIGN UP! In LoLo the John Braithwaite Community Centre has courses for everyone. Sign up now for Fall. www.jbcc.com for info. SEPTEMBER 2011

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SEPTEMBER 18 Lower Lonsdale Business Association’s FALL FESTIVAL The Shipyard, foot of Lonsdale A whole day of music and entertainment Family fun and great opportunity to meet your neighbours.Watch The Outlook and check www. lowerlonsdalebusinessassociation.com for details SEPTEMBER 23, 24 & 25 THE BOAT SHOW AT THE CREEK 6th Annual Boat Show at Mosquito Creek Marina. Get out on the water! Check out the latest in motoring, sailing and even living on the water. Fun for the family, with activities and vendors. mosquitocreekmarina.com for details.

JANUARY 2012 HAPPY NEW YEAR! EXPLORE The Spirit Trail Resolve to explore this awardwinning linear park. Gateway is west of Waterfront Park.

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Sensory Overload in Lower Lonsdale MARIA SPITALE-LEISK CONTRIBUTOR

On the corner of a bustling 3rd Street and Chesterfield lies a theatre that from the outside appears unassuming. Once inside, the acoustics from the theatre productions and the raw, black and white visuals from another generation are overwhelming. This summer, the Presentation House Theatre and Gallery will fuel your senses.

■ GLEEFUL SUMMER CAMP It’s no secret that Glee is one of the hottest show on TV at the moment. And now Presentation House Theatre is looking for some students to help raise the roof this summer with the melodic sounds of spirited show tunes. Serious up-and-coming young actors are invited to develop their talents in a week-long summer theatre intensive program being offered by Presentation House Theatre. Award-winning director, playwright and actor James Fagan Tait and sought-after youth theatre instructor and director Patti Allan will host the Intensive. It features tailored playbuilding sessions for both nine- to 12-year-olds and 13- to 16-year-olds, culminating in a final performance. “With the recent popularity of Glee and the renewed interest of young people in acting, PHT wants to make a deeper connection with the youth in our own community and be a part of that excitement,” says Presentation House Theatre artistic director, Brenda Leadlay. Patti Allan is a familiar face on the Canadian performing arts scene and has appeared in film, television and theatre productions throughout the country. She teaches at SFU, directs for the Vancouver Youth Theatre and is an artist in residence for the Vancouver School Board. James Fagan Tait has a long history of both performing in and directing productions in Canada, the UK and France. He is an in-demand actor and director in Vancouver, currently sharing his talent with numerous professional and community-based companies.

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relatively obscurity. In 1958, Weinberger met and began photographing members of a small band of teenagers. In postwar Switzerland, these self-named “rebels” were comprised of working class boys and girls dissatisfied by the conservative climate of the day. They adopted a gang identity modeled on American pop icons — with exaggerated hairdos and homemade clothing — in the manner of James Dean and Elvis Presley. Through Weinberger’s empathetic and obsessive gaze, the teens reveal a mix of defiance and vulnerability, like rebellious adolescents anywhere, and a complex expression of social identity.

The exhibition is produced by the Swiss Institute of New York and is accompanied by a documentary film and a publication available at the Presentation House Gallery bookstore. Intimate Stranger: runs from May 21 to July 17, 2011. Opening Reception: Friday, May 20, 8 pm Exhibition tour with curator Gianni Jetzer at 7pm Both events are free and open to the public. Presentation House Gallery: 333 Chesterfield Avenue, North Vancouver, 604 986 1351

This exhibition marks the first opportunity to see Karlheinz Weinberger’s compelling photographs in Canada. “Intimate Stranger shows us the outrageous D.I.Y. aesthetic of teenagers in post-war Switzerland, and is a revelatory view of how American Popular culture invaded Europe after the Second World War,” says Presentation House director, Reid Shier. In keeping with many of Presentation House Gallery’s unique projects, it celebrates previously unknown and vernacular aspects of photographic history. Intimate Strangers is curated by Gianni Jetzer – in collaboration with the Estate of Karlheinz Weinberger, Patrik Schedler, Zurich and Artist Resources Management, New York. Spring 2011 ❚ www.lowerlonsdalebusinessassociation.com ❚ 57


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