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Hollyburn Mews on its way Alternative housing process needs to be in place, says Coun. Smith REBECCA ALDOUS S TA F F R E P O RT E R


fter five years’ worth of planning, two packed meetings and 153 letters to the municipality, West Vancouver council has paved the way for an infill housing development. The Hollyburn Mews proposal slates a nineunit development on three lots in the 2000-block of Esquimalt Avenue — with a duplex and a carriage house on each property. To allow for the additional housing in the single-family neighbourhood, the project required an Official Community Plan (OCP) amendment and rezoning of the three parcels. Monday night, council granted them a third reading. “I am going to support this and I don’t expect this to be easy to support,” Mayor Pamela Goldsmith-Jones said after a slew of supporters and opponents addressed council. Proponents argued the need for alternative housing to keep the young and old in West Van; opposition warned the same amendment that allows this project could open the door to spotzoning throughout single-family neighbourhoods. The OCP was created to ensure a sense of predictability and restrict densification, said Coun. Bill Soprovich, who along with Coun. Michael Smith and Coun. Michael Lewis voted against the OCP amendment and rezoning. “We are on a slippery slope,” Soprovich said, adding the project sets a precedent. The majority of people are supportive of alternative housing, but West Van needs to have a proper process in place for such projects, Smith said, noting there is pressure on Ambleside and Dundarave for these types of developments. Alternative housing projects aren’t going to pop up over night, Coun. Shannon Walker argued. Yes, Hollyburn Mews is a small step toward a more diverse housing range, but it has taken a long time for the proposal to move for-

ward, she said, noting its been five years since the original draft. Although the entire block is now designated for denser housing, only the project’s three lots have received the rezoning required for carriage homes, she said. “I don’t think the neighbourhood is under siege.” Last month, what caused a roadblock for Hollyburn Mews were questions regarding the project’s estimated dollar increase as a result of the rezoning. The rezoning would allow for more units on the lots than the original designation, essentially increasing the value of the properties. This process is called uplift, of which three quarters of the new value is paid to the municipality as a community amenity. In three separate reports, dating back to February 2010, three different values were given as an appropriate uplift — $65,000, $595,000 and $155,000. The vast range created a stir, with Smith and Soprovich adjourning May’s public hearing to allow councillors the opportunity to review the variance. In its latest report, the municipality indicated $155,000 as the most appropriate uplift. Hollyburn Mews’ proponent, Vancouver-based architect Michael Geller, has since made a voluntary community amenity contribution of $116,000, which meets the district’s policy target of 75 per cent of the uplift. Geller will also dish out $55,185 for district infrastructure and give $7,800 to Metro Vancouver, said Bob Sokol, director of planning, lands and permits. Hollyburn Mews will contribute a net increase in property tax of $3,700, he added. Addressing council, Geller said these lots are unique. They are close to the community and seniors’ centre, which makes them suitable for such a development, he noted.

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say they’re too busy to do this, stated the report. The parks department has suggested West Van spend $42,000 to employ a temporary bylaw officer on a six-month trial period. The district could pay for this with cash from higher than anticipated building permit and bylaw licensing revenue, noted the report. Staff will report back to council on whether hiring an extra bylaw officer increased compliance with district regulations. It will include a comparison of calls for service related to dog control before and after the pilot program. Before moving forward, council voted that the West Vancouver Dog Association provide input. The West Vancouver Parks Master Plan Working Group is currently examining how dogs fit into the community’s green space.

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are better for pedestrians.” What’s new on the model is a long retail strip that sits on what is now parking space in front of the south mall. The long, rectangular building is dotted with open public spaces, cafés and meandering public walkways. It expands on the existing strip of shops — such as Cobs Bread, Starbucks and Five Guys Burgers and Fries. In front of that runs a curved road which, from depictions at the Park Royal Connected display suite, has a similar feel to the centre’s newest addition, The Village. Where The Keg now stands is a model of another updated retail area and the White Spot is replaced by two residential towers. In the centre of the entire model sits what many West Vancouver residents would argue is the long-awaited return of a cinema. It’s place above the Osaka Supermarket. Although the project is big in terms of what Park Royal wants to do, it’s not big in terms of actual size, Amantea says. The new retail spaces would add approximately 15 to 20 stores and spans less than half the area of The Village. The retail portion of the plans fall on Squamish Nation land. Amantea expects construction on the project to start this year, with a significant portion of the mall open for Christmas of 2012. As for the residential component, it falls within District of West Vancouver boundaries. Public consultation for the project will be extensive, Amentea promises. Still in their conceptual stage, the residential towers will hold approximately 350 units and be comparable in

height to the Westroyal Towers — 23 storeys. West Van council can expect a formal application by early 2012. “If we get approval on the residential, then we can start in earnest working on the cinema,” Amantea says. The two projects are linked together. The large space the cinemas require means they don’t work as standalone projects, he says. This one in particular is deluxe. It’s got 11 screens, state-of-the-art technology and a VIP section. As for a cliental base, Amantea isn’t worried. Currently 43 per cent of Park Royal shoppers come from North Vancouver, 35 per cent are from West Vancouver and the remainder is from the Lower Mainland. But with the development of The Village, Park Royal has experienced a slight shift — 25 per cent of traffic to The Village comes from outside of the North Shore. Park Royal wants to build on this urban environment feel, Amantea says. People are no longer simply looking for a place to buy goods but want an experience which incorporates entertainment with work and living. “We really can’t compare ourselves to anywhere else in Canada,” Amantea says of the centre’s vision. However, Amantea says he can ensure that whatever is created won’t detract from Ambleside’s corridor. Park Royal supports the district’s AmblesideNow project, Amantea says. “We think we will compliment what they are doing,” he says. Down the road in Ambleside,

Jane Edgar is busy helping clients in her store Caliente Fashions Inc. She has run the high-end clothing consignment store for seven years. When The Village opened she recalls a “dent in business.” So while she welcomes the residential portion of Park Royal’s plans, she’s more tentative when responding to the retail proposal. “It is tough because they are taking our business,” she says. But she quickly notes she’s not overly worried. The two areas are very different. People come to Ambleside for the neighbourly feel and seaside experience. A lot of Ambleside’s stores are customized and specialized. She’s noticed people visiting the strip from Vancouver and Richmond. “The North Shore is a kind of well kept secret,” Edgar says. “There are some fun shops here for every budget.” A block over, Glynda Fitzgerald can’t get over the news that West Vancouver might once again lay claim to a movie theatre. “If it had a cinema it would be huge,” the store owner says excitedly. “Right now it is quicker to go downtown than to North Vancouver.” As for the expansion’s possible effects on her year-old shop Glynda (the good witch), Fitzgerald isn’t concerned. “It does spill out,” she says. To learn more about Park Royal’s project visit its display suite in the south mall adjacent to SportChek. It will be open daily, starting June 11, from noon to 4 p.m. For more information visit

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est Vancouver has placed $3.1 million in the Ambleside revitalization piggy bank. The money is for this year’s planning and studies. On Monday night, council voted to approve the hefty bill for AmblesideNow. The long-awaited project moves the police department into a new integrated post-disaster standard public safety building, possibly takes the West Vancouver Museum out of the Gertrude Lawson House and redevelops the 1300-block of Marine Drive. To aid planning, council had previously approved $413,250. Now it’s seeking an additional $2.7 million to continue planning. “The big issue that we are going to be looking at is obviously the public safety building,” said Grant McRadu, the district’s chief administrative officer. Approximately $2.2 million is set aside for the preliminary programming and feasibility analysis on the proposed public safety building. The next phase involves design. This process will include consultation with the user groups — police, the fire department and municipal hall. By the end of 2011, district staff anticipates the integration plan will be complete, an architect will have been hired and a conceptual design drawn. Ultimately the expenses will be paid for by the

sale of municipally-owned land, McRadu noted. Coun. Michael Smith questioned how the size of the public safety building would be decided. It may not be frugal to have parties that will move into the facility help design it, he said. “I don’t think it is sensible practice to let the police chief and fire chief decide the scope of the building,” Smith said. The final decision of what gets built lies with council, McRadu replied. Police, the fire department and staff will have to state what they think are important components of the new building and as a group challenge each idea, he added. “We will vet this ourselves,” McRadu said. The funds will also allow the district to study the potential sale or long-term lease of municipal land, said Nina Leemhuis, director of finance. As well, work will begin on the strategy and business case for the next phase of Arts in Ambleside — West Vancouver Museum, Gertrude Lawson House and the incorporation of arts and culture in the area. Given that there isn’t much time remaining in the year, the expenses seem like a lot, Coun. Shannon Walker said, noting it works out to about $300,000 a month. She suggested council receive monthly reports on expenditures. “It seems quite high to me,” she said. This budget was developed in March, said Leemhuis, noting any unspent money will go towards next year’s budget.

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$ A member of the Order of Canada who has his work on display in the National Gallery of Canada, Gordon Smith has no time to rest on his laurels. There are still paintings to paint and young artists to support. He advocates bringing together West Vancouver’s vibrant arts scene at a single cultural centre. Rebecca Aldous photo



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ordon Smith has painted landscapes of most of West Vancouver over the 58 years that he’s called it home. “I painted near the Ferry Building,” the prominent Canadian artist says. “All over.” Minutes ago, Smith was putting the finishing touches on a snowy wilderness scene in his bright, white studio. The giant canvas stood prominently against a vast wall. It loomed over Smith as he placed a few twigs in the painting’s corner. West Vancouver has a long history of artists and architects COFFEE coming to its shores, Smith WITH continues, listing some of them off – “Brian Hemingway, Rebecca Aldous Graham Gillmore and Douglas raldous@northshore Coupland.” He taps his finger on the dining room table in his West Van home, a building designed by celebrated architect Arthur Erickson. Its open concept offers views of the tall cedars and the ocean, “a magical place,” Smith says gesturing to Howe Sound. At one time, West Vancouver was known as a cultural hub, Smith says, returning the conversation back to the original track. The soon to be 92-year-old starts listing off more names of famous Canadian painters, writers and architects who call or called the district home. “And it’s amazing right now. Jeff Wall, these are the artists today that are making it and they all have some ties to the North Shore,” he says. Smith moved to West Van in 1953 with his wife Marion Fleming. He had ended his service with the Canadian Air Force, seriously wounding his leg in Sicily, and was pursing his love of art. As a young boy, he watched his father paint watercolour landscapes. When Smith, his brother and his mother moved to Winnipeg, he enrolled in the Winnipeg School of Art. In 1946, Smith graduated from the Vancouver School of Art, eventually teaching graphics and design there. Today, Smith’s work can be found in more than 50 collections around the world, including the National Gallery of Canada and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He’s received numerous awards, such as the Order of Canada,

for his contribution to Canadian culture. On the North Shore, Smith has become an art activist, so to speak. He is a founding patron of the Artist For Kids Trust — an organization that provides a variety of art programs to elementary and high school students paid for by the sale of original prints by artists such as Smith. Smith has also been at the forefront of making sure art runs parallel to West Vancouver’s development. Recently he’s turned his attention to Ambleside. “We need an art centre here,” Smith says. West Vancouver is full of patrons and collectors of art, including Michael Audian, chairman of the National Gallery of Canada’s board of trustees, he notes. If the district were to construct a building which could house a gallery and possibly spaces for classes and workshops, artists would be able to display such collections, Smith says, noting a lot of the West Vancouver Museum’s work is in storage due to lack of space. “West Vancouver Museum has some of the best art in Canada and it cannot be seen.” As the district forges forward with its revitalization of Ambleside and the redevelopment of the 1300-block on Marine Drive, Smith hopes it keeps the art world in mind. Smith envisions a kind of one-stop art hub in the heart of that community. Such a facility would have the capability of becoming a world-class destination, he adds. Smith and his work have already placed the North Shore on the map. His legacy is developing on different fronts, from his work with Artists for Kids to the art print he donated to West Vancouver Community Centre, entitled Tangle Beach. From today, June 9, until Aug. 27, selected works from the Gordon and Marion Smith collection will be on display at the West Vancouver Museum. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 604-925-7295 or visit

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s the Vancouver Canucks quest for hockey’s top prize, support for them is popping up high above the city’s tallest skyscrapers. To back the team, Grouse Mountain announced last week that the resort will wave Canucks flags for the duration of the Stanley Cup playoffs on its iconic red Skyride. “Everyday our flags will take more than 60 trips to the Peak of Vancouver to heights of 3,700 feet to help show Boston what our city is really made of,” said Sarah Lusk, Grouse Mountain’s public relations manager. “Not only do we have the best city in the world but also the best hockey team.” Representatives from the mountain resort are urging residents to join them in Canucks mania. If the Canucks win the Cup, resort officials have pledged to fly the flags until the victory parade later this summer.

hen Matt Vondette was a kid, he got so excited about the Canucks’ Stanley Cup run that he stood on a Hwy. 1 overpass and encouraged the passing motorists to honk their horns in support of the team. He’s been cheering for the Canucks ever since. And this year he’s convinced he’s cheering for the Stanley Cup winners. In this season’s quest, he’s shown his loyalty by going to games as far away as California. “It’s fun watching the game at home but it’s more fun watching it with 20,000 other people,” he says. He simply had to watch the finals live but tickets in Vancouver are rarer than ice floes on

the Burrard Inlet. And so he flew east to Boston for games two and three. You might be able to spot him in the crowd. This year he’s wearing a Henrik Sedin jersey. He used to wear a Trevor Linden jersey but that garment is now more for show after Linden signed it. (You wouldn’t want to get it dirty and put it in the washing machine, would you?) Vondette owns Evergreen Computers. Even when the cat’s away, he wants the mice to play. The business closes at 4:30 p.m. so staff can watch the early games and “the staff uniform on game day is game jerseys, which we bought for all our staff.” Martha Perkins

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inda Findlay is not wearing her love for the Canucks on her sleeve. She’s chosen her hands instead. The North Shore RBC mortgage specialist got the idea when grocery shopping. The cashier had nail art on her thumb and Findlay thought why not on all 10 fingers? She gathered five different designs — old and new Canucks logos and the Stanley Cup, of course — and brought them to nail artist Mina Fuamizu at Style Company Salon and Spa on Lonsdale. It took two one-hour sittings but Fuamizu handpainted the crests on Findlay’s nails. “She really, truly is amazing,” Findlay says of Fuamizu’s handiwork. Martha Perkins

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andy Heath’s favourite spot to watch the Canucks’ games is at home. The 47-year-old doesn’t mind a crowd; it’s just difficult for him to listen to other fans’ comments. Even though Heath wore a New York Rangers jersey in the early ’80s, he says he can’t imagine what it takes to play at the current NHL Stanley Cup level. This comes from a man who’s stared down Wayne Gretzky. “The speed is obviously ridiculous now and the players are in such good shape,” he says. Heath grew up playing hockey on the North Shore. He secretly hoped he would wear the orange V on the ice, but he was snatched up by the Rangers. It didn’t stop him from being a fan. Even when Heath’s old team faced the Canucks in the 1994 finals, Heath says he didn’t have trouble choosing who to cheer for. “I have always had a soft spot for the Canucks,” he says. Today, Heath is the West Vancouver fire department’s assistant chief. Yet his skates haven’t lost their shine. Heath laces up for Vancouver Canucks’ alumni games. “Even if you aren’t a ‘true alumni,’ but you grew up in Vancouver and played in the NHL, they welcome you.” Rebecca Aldous

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orth Shore clothing designer Wendy Van Riesen loves seeing women decked out in blue and green Vancouver Canucks garb. But even during the height of the playoffs, supporting one’s team shouldn’t come at the cost of a fashion faux pas, she says. “You see women all the time in oversized hockey jerseys, but there’s an absence of femininity there,” says the enthusiastic artist, sipping from a coffee at Lonsdale Quay. “I guess I’m hoping to change that. I want there to be more of a feminine presence in hockey.” At the end of May, Van Riesen, owner of Dahlia Drive, began designing a few Vancouver Canucks dresses on a whim. Using her signature style, Van Riesen took used slips and pressed hand-painted designs onto the recycled material. “By virtue of the fact that they are recycled, every dress is unique, and each one is treated a little differently,” she says. “Each dress is dealt with almost like a sculpture.” The result is an artistic, eye-catching barrage of blues and greens that combines puck pride with sensible style. The fabric is both colourful and nearly translucent, “almost like stained glass,” she says. Response to the dresses, says Van Riesen, has been overwhelming. Within days of making the prototype her designs were swept up in the media frenzy. Last week her work made it to the front page of one of Vancouver’s commuter newspapers. It’s been featured on television spots and discussed on talk radio networks. Van Riesen, whose sons are both loyal Canucks fans, says she’ll be happy if her creative contributions plays even the smallest part in the team’s historic playoff run. The excitement and euphoria, she adds, is something all Vancouverites should




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rom the banner that suddenly appeared on the pedestrian walkway over the upper levels highway to the flag flying at West Vancouver’s municipal hall, West Vancouver has turned blue and green. “We are all captivated,” Coun. Trish Panz says of Canucks fever, noting the games’ scores even have a way of getting passed around at council meetings. West Vancouver Community Centre has been busy with fans on game days. Resident pop in and out to watch the action on the big screen, district spokesperson Jessica Delaney says. “The remaining games will be broadcast from the atrium and all are welcome,” she adds. Hollyburn Country Club is also offering families a fun and interactive game night experience. Yesterday the centre split its large gymnasium into two — one half hosting the game and the other full of shooting contests and games for kids. The facility is considering hosting a tailgate party if the Canucks go to game six. West Vancouver Police want to remind fans to have fun but be responsible. “Plan ahead and arrange for transportation and/or accommodation if you plan to attend any of the venue sites,” the department wrote in a press release. Rebecca Aldous



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aleh Bahrami still remembers the first time she saw the before and after photographs. In the first picture, a healthy and happy woman in her mid-20s sits upright in a chair smiling. Her cheeks are rosy and her long earrings dangle down toward her floral print dress. In the second, the same woman lays on a hospital bed in a powder blue gown. Her face is grey and gaunt, her eyes are sunken, her lips sagging into a frown. A series of intravenous tubes crisscrosses her chest, while oxygen tubes plug her nose. “It breaks your heart to see it,” says Bahrami. “Right away it hits you. When you look at the photos you think, she has so much life ahead of her. You just want to do all you can to help.” The woman in the photos is 27-year-old Mona Zarei, a young Iranian who had been working toward a PhD in electrical engineering in Florida when she was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder. In the past three years the devastating disease — known as PNH — has forced Zarei to be hospitalized repeatedly. Despite her best efforts to fight the incurable disorder, it gradually led to bone marrow failure. A medical team has concluded that Zarei’s last hope is a bone marrow transplant, but after searching several bone marrow banks, doctors have been unable to find a successful match. Because there is a higher chance of finding a match among people of the same ethnicity, Bahrami — a West Vancouver resident who

works as a production manager with Canadian Blood Services — has organized a stem cell drive this Saturday, June 11, aimed at the North Shore’s large Iranian population. Currently, only 635 Canadians of West Asian descent are registered in the national stem cell network — representing just 0.2 per cent of registered donors. “Obviously that’s very low and not representative of the larger population,” Bahrami says. “We need to get the word out. Raising the awareness in the community is just as important as getting the right donor.” Bahrami says similar events in the past have been successful in raising awareness among other ethnicities, such as Canada’s Chinese and East Indian communities. And, so far, it looks as though the donor drive in West Vancouver could have quite the impact. On Facebook, roughly 1,200 people have registered for the event, which takes place June 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. outside the London Drugs at Park Royal Shopping Centre. “Hopefully people come out and learn more about being a stem cell donor,” says Bahrami. “It’s so important for people who are in need... this is their last chance at life. Doctors have exhausted every other option.” For more info on stem cell donation, stop by Saturday’s event at Park Royal or visit You can also read more about Mona Zarei and Saturday’s event by searching for the event “Help me save Mona’s Life” on Facebook.

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nnie Smits was at work when her doctor called with the results of Annie’s latest PAP test. Annie couldn’t understand what the doctor was saying — it was too much medical mumbo jumbo — so Annie asked for the test results in plain, simple terms. And that’s what the doctor gave her. “You have cervical cancer,” the doctor said over the phone. Annie was speechless and then she burst into tears. The word cancer was too closely associated with death and while she knows now that everything worked out, at that time the future seemed like one big unknown. It wasn’t so much that she was thinking of herself. Instead, it was her 10-year-old son Matthew who consumed her thoughts. She was raising him on her own and if she died, what would happen to him? “At first I just cried for a couple of days and then I thought, ‘No, I’m beating this. I’m not ready to go. I have a few things to do.’ “There was no way I was going to leave this world too early. I just had this resolve that cancer was not going to get me.” Her attitude made it easier to deal with the next few weeks. Her treatments were relatively straightforward but painful. She was lucky because her annual PAP smear - a simple test that’s part of a woman’s annual medical checkup - had caught the cancer in very early stages. There were no other indications that she was ill. There had been no pain, no discomfort, just those test results that said something was wrong. The cancerous cells were burned off over a series of treatments. Her doctor warned her that it would be as painful as labour but Annie remembers little from the treatment sessions. “I’ve blotted it out,” she says, 18 years later. “It’s just gone from my memory. The treatments didn’t take long, I don’t think. I just don’t remember. There are just some things you want to forget.” Throughout it all, she never told Matthew that she had cancer. He didn’t find out until he was 18 and said he wasn’t at all aware that his mother had gone through something so monumental. That’s just the way Annie wanted it. But that doesn’t mean she kept the news to

herself. She told her parents, some close friends and her church family. She’d been going to church since childhood and her faith had only grown stronger over the years. It became her foundation. “I definitely find strength in prayer,” she says. “It’s just having a higher power looking out for you. I’ve always had it in my life.” On June 11, Annie is joining her North Lonsdale United Church family at the North Shore’s Relay for Life at Mahon Park. It’s her ninth year, just one less year than the walk itself. “Joining the Relay for Life brings out so much awareness,” she says. Many participants have either had cancer or had cancer touch the lives of people they love. At dusk, the track is lined with luminaries — candles placed in fortified paper bags that have the names of people who have either had cancer or who have died of cancer written on them. (You can buy a luminary in memory of or in honour of someone with cancer for only $5.) She got involved when a friend from another church asked her to join her team. Now she’s part of the North Lonsdale United Church that takes turns walking around the track from 10 in the morning until 10 at night. The church gets involved in other ways: it’s cooking up and serving free hotdogs at Relay for Life as part of its outreach into the community. Annie’s saving room for the bbq dinner that The Keg does; her parents are coming to join her. Annie is the top fundraiser for the Relay for Life. She’s getting closer to tripling her personal goal of $2,000, thanks to the support from friends, family and her clients at The Travel Group where she’s a corporate agent specializing in Tahiti. She sent an email out to everyone on her mailing list asking for donations. She tells people who she’s walking in honour of and in memory of; sadly, the list of friends who have died of cancer is much too long. Her team is still working towards its overall goal of $15,000. If you’d like to support the team, and help conquer cancer, you can make a donation online. Go to “I really love the whole day,” she says of Relay for Life, “even in the pouring rain. There’s just so much energy. Our team won the bocci tournament last year so we’ll be defending our title.”

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Homes Professionally renovated homes open to public

Sunday, June 12th, 2011 Open from 10 am - 4 pm

3490 St. Andrews Avenue, North Vancouver AFTER

3490 St. Andrews North Vancouver RENOVATION BY BLACKFISH HOMES Exit Hwy 1 at Lonsdale exit, north on Lonsdale, right at Osborne, left on St. Andrews. Home is on corner of Carrisbrooke and St. Andrews.

The architect’s beautiful design allowed for open spaces, while providing energy-efÄcient and environmentally friendly features. A small addition was also added to accommodate the home’s entry, larger living area and mechanical systems. The home’s interior is a contemporary mixture of sleek walnut cabinetry with gloss-white accents, stunning maple Åoors through-

out the main, and bamboo Åoors downstairs. Modern Japanese tiles adorn the Äreplace, where a retractable big screen and projector tuck up Åush into the ceiling. This home blends seamlessly into its surrounding neighbourhood, but stands out with its great looks and low energy bills.

3490 St. Andrews Avenue, BEFORE

The 18th annual Parade of Renovated Homes, presented by the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association (GVHBA) and FortisBC, showcases leading-edge design, advanced construction techniques, energy-efficient features, and innovative building products. Admission is by passport, available at each home for $10 per person. Children 17 and under are free. Passports can be purchased at any home, and then used for entry to the remaining homes.

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The event is limited to six hours, so visit to review the full list of participating homes, then plan your route to ensure you have sufficient time to visit specific homes that capture your interest. Professional renovators, many of them award winners, will be on site to offer expert advice and discuss their craftsmanship. There is a wide range in project values, offering homeowners an abundance of ideas they can possibly incorporate into their own renovations.


• Spray Polyurethane • Spray Air/Vapour Barrier • Spray Fireproofing • Spray Fiberglass

GVHBA President and CEO Peter Simpson said Metro Vancouver homeowners will spend $4.4 billion sprucing up their homes this year. The Parade of Renovated Homes offers exceptional sample renovation projects.

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Homes Sunday, June 12th, 2011 Open from 10 am - 4 pm

1174 West 20 Street, North Vancouver RENOVATION BY CCI RENOVATIONS Northeast on Capilano Rd., right toward W. Keith Rd., right onto W. Keith Rd., left to stay on W. Keith Rd., left onto Bridgman Ave., right onto W. 20 St.





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efÄcient features include on-demand hot water system, smart wiring and controls for heating, lighting, security, audio visual equipment and more. The kitchen doubled in size and features wall ovens with a warming drawer. The renovation created a home that is beautiful and perfect for a growing family.


This rancher was in desperate need of a renovation to create a spacious and energy-efÄcient home. The carport space was converted into a luxurious master bedroom with his-and-her walk-in closets and a spa-inspired ensuite. ReconÄguring the layout of the existing bedrooms allowed for more spacious rooms, a separate laundry and access to the rear yard. New energy-

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COLONY – A FAMILY BUSINESS BASED ON SERVICE, SELECTION AND VALUE 1075 Roosevelt Crescent, North Vancouver (2 blocks behind Indigo Books - south of Marine Drive.)

Winner of the 2010 Customer Choice Award DESIGN • BUILD • LIVE


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Admission is by passport, available at each home for $10 per person. {Children 17 & under are free) Passports can be purchased at any home, and then used for entry to the remaining homes. Part proceeds from passport sales will help fund the purchase of tools, building materials and safety gear for a carpentry training program offered by Guildford Park and Frank Hurt secondary schools.




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Caulfeild Drive ~ contemporary, warm and inviting.

4742 Caulfeild Drive, West Vancouver Upper Levels Hwy., take exit 4. Left at exit 4 stop sign onto Woodgreen Dr., left onto Headland Dr. After overpass, turn left onto Caulfeild Dr.

On Caulfeild Drive, sat a tired-looking old-timer (house that is!). Upward Construction had the opportunity to revitalize the house into something spectacular. The original foundation and back bedroom were kept as the footprint. Top priority for the home’s re-design was to take advantage of the spectacular view -- lots of windows and glass

patio doors throughout the home accomplished this goal. By adding a second Ă…oor to this rancher, three bedrooms with ensuites were added. The contemporary design is enhanced with built-in cabinetry, open-Ă…oor plan for easy entertaining, gorgeous heated porcelain Ă…oors throughout, and the natural light Ă…ooding into the home.

Upward Construction & Renovation Ltd. 604-790-0472

With more than 40 appliance brand names, warehouse prices, volume appliance discounts and friendly service from our appliance experts – Colony is a must see destination for homeowners and renovators alike.

COLONY – A FAMILY BUSINESS BASED ON SERVICE, SELECTION AND VALUE 1075 Roosevelt Crescent, North Vancouver (2 blocks behind Indigo Books - south of Marine Drive.)


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Serving the North Shore for over 35 years

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West Coast Contemporary - At It’s BEST! This custom designed home truly typifies the term “West Coast Contemporary” - cedar, glass, oak flooring, teak cabinetry, skylights that open & multiple doors to the deck & patio with a lush green forest backdrop. It boasts open concept living room, dining room with vaulted ceiling, private cedar sauna, a juniper front door, newer stainless appliances, large fireplace & abundant closets & storage. A welcoming deck embraces the natural surroundings of forest & ferns. Custom placed windows are effective for bringing light & nature inside. This home is located near the Capilano River Regional Park with many walking & hiking trails, is located just minutes from the base of Grouse Mountain & is just a short walk to Edgemont Village.

3993 Capilano Road, North Vancouver


Mary Jo Braid 604-314-6730 • 604-925-1111 • West Coast

The Ribalkin Team

Serving Borrowers and Investors Since 1978

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Discover the Carriage Trade™ Homes of Furry Creek Without question the best luxury home value on the North Shore today!

168 Furry Creek Drive

Offered at $1,649,000

Sleek contemporary lines, unobstructed panoramic ocean views and loaded with quality features and creature comforts, this is one of the finest custom-built homes offered at Furry Creek. Wally Moroz design, the 3 bed 5,000sf furnished home is a work of art with polished stone floors, soaring 2-level sky-lit foyer, floor to ceiling glass, vaulted and coffered ceilings, top floor master retreat w/sundeck & luxurious 5pc Ensuite, gourmet style kitchen, built-in ovens & granite counters, formal living & dining rooms, private home office, family room, games room w/billiard table, steam shower & sauna!

148 Furry Creek Drive

Offered at $1,649,000

Enjoy incredible Howe Sound sunsets from this quality Nadeau-built genuine Post & Beam home w/ unparalleled Ocean and Mountain views. Offered for the first time ever combining rustic charm with lush private gardens. Framed by massive timbers, over height and vaulted ceilings, the 4,300sf 3 bed plus den home features main floor master w/4pc Ensuite, 2 beds on the lower floor, both Ensuite, top level den/study w/3pc Ensuite, Pella windows, in-floor radiant heat, AGA stove, hand-set tile floors, open riser staircase, and large ocean view deck with full-width roll-out awning, plus a solarium!


190 Stonegate Drive

Offered at $1,599,000

Traditional 4,746sf 5 bed + den golf course estate home. Enjoy ocean, mountain & glacier views plus your own private forest. Soaring 2-storey foyer, gleaming Brazilian Cherry floors, formal dining room coffered ceiling, ocean view living room, 2 gas fireplaces. Gourmet kitchen, granite counters, Ultraline™ and Sub-Zero™ appliances, large family room , private den. Top floor master w/ 5pc Ensuite plus two secondary bedrooms & 4pc semi-Ensuite. Downstairs Rec room w/hand-set stone floor, games room, R/I wine room, 2 bedrooms, 4pc semi-Ensuite. Stone patio & stone fireplace.

41 Salal Court

Offered at $1,499,000

51 Salal Court

Offered at $1,280,000

Fook Weng Chan designed 3,655sf 4 bedroom home perched high on a rock bluff with panoramic ocean views on a quiet cul-de-sac. Tall sky-lit ceilings & oversized windows bring the outdoors inside bathing the home in natural light. Custom built-in cabinetry, Bamboo & imported tile floors. Gourmet style kitchen w/granite, stainless appl., 2 sinks & pantry. Formal dining rm w/walkout to large deck. Separate living, family & rec rooms. 3 fireplaces. Top floor ocean view master retreat w/sitting area, 5pc Ensuite. Private study featuring built-in Maple book case and matching desk. Heat pump A/C.

OPEN SUNDAY 2:30-4:30

235 Furry Creek Drive

Offered at $1,488,000

Panoramic Ocean, Mountain & Golf Course views from this 4,141sf Contemporary. Top floor master w/5pc Ensuite, Kohler jetted overflow soaker tub & private roof top deck! Open plan main w/ hardwood floor. Sleek contemporary kitchen, stainless counters, large eating area overlooking lush landscaping. Ocean view sitting room & large living room with gas fire &wall to wall windows capture spectacular ocean views plus two spacious bedrooms, one Ensuite. Lower level media room, office, and library. Fabulous gardens with custom water feature. Skylights, forced air electric heating, A/C.

Private 2,616sf 3 bed designer home on quiet cul-de-sac w/gorgeous ocean, mountain & glacier views backs onto crown forest. Gourmet style kitchen w/granite, stainless appl. Open Dining & Great room w/raised gas fireplace, and 10’ ceilings. Private top floor master w/5pc Ensuite, plus sitting rm w/built in cabinetry & vaulted ceiling. Private ocean view deck w/gas campfire. Hardwood, heated tile & marble floors. Over-sized windows & 7’ doors, louvered for closets, opaque glass in bedrooms. HardieBoard™ siding. Quality Rommel-built home with balance of New Home Warranty.

Call Tom to arrange your Private Showing at 604.787.1456

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Amazing Sea to Sky Ocean View Properties

Easy commute to Downtown Vancouver or Whistler Resort on the New Sea to Sky Highway! OPEN SUNDAY 12-2

169 Furry Creek Drive $1,188,000

Panoramic Ocean View by Fook Weng Chan 1,647sf 3 bed + den home. Private 12,261sf lot

149 Stonegate Drive $1,149,000

365 Oceanview Road $1,129,000

3,072sf 3 bed, 2.5 bath + den + bonus rm by Design Marque on 8,708sf Mountain View lot

Updated, Ocean View 3,043sf 3 or4 bed family home. Private 11,825sf cul-de-sac lot in Lions Bay

139 Furry Creek Drive $999,000

54 Beach Drive $729,000


199 Furry Creek Drive $1,129,000

3,252sf Square Log 3 or 4 bed home. 10,065sf lot, commanding Howe Sound & Golf views

2,611sf 3 bed traditional, w/panoramic ocean views on private 11,518sf private lot.

2,609sf ocean view 2 bed + flex, 3.5 bath TH at Oliver’s Landing steps to sea walk & beach

Lot 2 Salal Court $595,000

Lot 4 Country Club Road $449,000

Lot 159 Copper Drive $379,000 + hst

7,331sf cul-de-sac building lot, unobstructed ocean views. 4,000sf Craftsman house plans included

21,214sf ocean view DUPLEX building lot. Overlooks 18th fairway. Topo survey available

1.8 acre ocean view double lot beside park land. Building plans. Geothermal plumbed in!

1.5 Acre Lots 182/183/184 Copper Drive $349,000ea + hst

Lot 112 Rainbow Lane $319,000

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18,406sf West-facing ocean view building lot in the seaside village of Britannia Beach

time limited Approximate $1,000 Retail Value *Details at

Call Tom to arrange your Private Showing at 604.787.1456

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Amir Abadian Beautifully remodelled from bottom to top that beats a new house in one of the most demanding area, in Delbrook, almost 3000 sqft of high quality which fits 2 families, 2 brand new open kitchens with S/S appliances, new dark H/W floors for the entire house ,new windows with high-end coverings ,new plumbing & wiring, new roof and hot water heating system. Sitting on a newly Land Escaped lot, finally enjoy an out-door swimming pool on newly fenced and private backyard.

Sutton West Coast


The ultimate in luxury. This gorgeous Penthouse is being offered for the first time on the market. The private elevator will lead you into the foyer and into the lap of 3300+ square feet of luxury. You wont believe your eyes as you gaze upon the best view in West Vancouver from every room. Step onto a 1500 square foot veranda to breath in the fresh mountain air. It almost goes without saying that only the best quality finishes and fittings are featured in this home as every upgrade imaginable was ordered.

301-2255 Twin Creek Pl, W.V. $1,348,000 102-2255 Twin Creek Pl, W.V.

480 Evergreen Pl., N.V.

Enjoy unobstructed 180 degree view of City,Ocean,Lions gate and Island from this S/E corner of Stonecliff complex next to Provincial park with over 2000 sqf,2bdrm, 2 bathrm,Family room and office, high-end finishing, hard wood flooing, granite counters, S/S appliances & designer window coverings A/C system, Gym,Spa, Fireside Lounge with full size kitchen comes with 2 secured parking.


101-2255 Twin Creek Pl, W.V. #1001-3335 Cypress Pl, W.V. $1,399,000

SOLD 2567 Lawson Ave, W.V. $1,585,000



$3,359,000 $1,599,000

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3865 Southridge Avenue, West Vancouver

105-137 E 1st St, Lower Lonsdale gem!

Main Street, Vancouver

Gorgeous views of Vancouver Inner Harbour, this family residence features over 6,000 sq ft of living space. The bright, open floor plan consists of a large entertainment room, 6 spacious bedrooms, large rec room, formal living & dining rooms, media room, gourmet kitchen & private den. This home also offers total privacy, newer windows, heated driveway, a complete video surveillance & security system, indoor pool and solarium. All this and it’s just minutes to the golf course, Cypress Mountain, Dundarave Village and West Bay School. Come live in one of West Vancouver’s most prestigious neighbourhoods!

Restaurant For Sale in busy and upcoming Main St Area in Vancouver. 100+ Seats, Fully licensed and full kitchen are some features. Add five decades of operation, low rent and stable and loyal clientele and you have a great turnkey business opportunity.

Call Alphonse today!

Fully renovated, this beautiful 1 bdrm + den apartment features a bright, open floorplan with generous sized rooms & lots of light. Living room features a gas fireplace, and sliding glass doors lead to a covered patio & grassy fenced area. Brand new SS appliances in kitchen, new clothes washer and dryer too! Freshly painted throughout in inviting, restful colours. Lots of storage. The Coronado is a 13 year old Polygon built lowrise in the heart of Lower Lonsdale, with a well equipped gym, amenity room, car wash, bike storage and workshop. Entertainment, shops, market, restaurants and the Seabus are all an easy neighbourhood stroll from this problem free, pet friendly building. Call today to view!

Alphonse Quenneville

Kathy Suffel



Nora Valdez

Heather Kim 778.847.1452


Vera Holman 604.318.0024

Karin Morris 604.338.8778

Kathy Suffel 778.989.5570

Chris Westwick 604.349.2148

Chris Wong 604.789.1807

Irene Mandzuk 778.836.4648


Bedo Kaviani 604.725.5705

Nora Valdez 604.351.0625

Chloe Kopman 604.833.6932

Alphonse Quenneville 604.328.2554

Stella Chang 604.603.0223

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Spectacular oceanviews from this private westcoast contemporary home. 5 bedrooms+den, 4.5 baths, with all main living to that great view! Open plan main, large rooms and expansive decks. Easy care lot, faces west for all day sun and gorgeous sunsets. 2 bdrm, 2bath mtge helper is a great bonus...tons of storage...a perfect family home.

Amazing views from this custom 4 bdrm 4 bath Kelvin Grove home. custom kitchen, granite and stainless, hardwood Åoors, Huge decks for entertaining. Gorgeous master with custom shower, large walk in closet and view deck. Rare lawn and gardens. All with an easy entrance double garage. A must see!

Charming westcoast home with dramatic oceanviews and peaceful forrest setting. 16900 sq ft lot provides incredible privacy! 1666 sq ft, 2 beds(possible 4) 2.5 baths, large decks....walk to the beach, 1/2 hr. to in the city, live the dream.

Warm , inviting 5, bedroom family home on a large 1/2 acre property with oceanviews. Vaulted ceilings,custom windows, hardwood Åoors, new cedar decks, great yardspace. Easy driveway with tons of parking including double garage.Bonus in-law accomodation too! Located on the end of a quiet culde-sac in beautiful Lions Bay...10 mins on the scenic Sea to Sky from West Vancouver. See you at the open house.

430 Mountain Drive, Lions Bay $1,020,000

260 Kelvin Grove Way, Lions Bay $1,489,000

373 Oceanview Rd, Lions Bay $895,000

565 Upper Bayview, Lions Bay $998,000


Unique,1 bdrm condo at ‘Galleries on the Bay’. 3 years young, quality Änishes, Granite, silstone, s/s, cherry cabinets, porcelain Åoors,soaker tub, huge window areas. Pets and rentals ok.

40 Panorama, Lions Bay $890,000

#103-6388 Bay St, West Vancouver $432,000

Lions Bay’s ecclectic beachside neighbourhood. This home exudes the special charms of a westcoast retreat;expansive decks, custom wood windows and detailing,3 bdrms,3 full baths, great room with stone Äreplace, seperate Coach house for guests or private ofÄce, an irreplacable package. Easy to show!


20 Brunswick Beach, Lions Bay $2,150,000

Situated on a spectacular, private 1/2 acre forested setting in Lions Bay, this unique Westcoast designed architectural home features an open Åoor plan&multiple levels with outstanding SW ocean views & amazing natural light. The home features an open kitchen, vaulted ceilings, open staircases & walkways, expansive windows, skylights, & decks.

Waterfront at Brunswick, Lions Bay’s ecclectic beach community. A terriÄc weekender now, this spot would be perfect for a future custom build. The current home is meticulous and mechanically updated. The oceanfront privacy will surprise you! The main house offers open plan, 3 bedrms, and amazing views.

225 Mountain Drive, Lions Bay $1,150,000

41 Brunswick Beach Rd, Lions Bay $1,779,000





Sussex Realty West Vancouver

MAKI 604.323.3762 •



Thyra McKilligan

#1808-1723 Alberni Street, Van $415,000


GREAT FAMILY HOME Panoramic oceanviews from this beautifully updated 4bed, 3 bath home. hardwood Åoors, new custom kitchen, spa like ensuite. Bonus mtge helper. V833662

250 Kelvin Grove, Lions Bay $1,195,000


LOCATION, LOCATION... 93% on Park is a worry free building with private garages. This one + den open plan home is Åooded with natural light, Brazillian cherry Åoors, island cooktop Åoor to ceiling windows....walk to everything Coal harbour has to offer....a must see

Outstanding ocean views from every Åoor of this meticulous Kelvin Grove home. 3 beds, 2 baths, hardwood Åoors, custom kitchen, custom bathrooms, custom paint, bonus 1 bdrm mortgage helper. Private garden on the view side, level driveway and RV parking...a great package!




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$910,000 This Unique 4 bedroom Lewis post and beam family home with full headroom basement shows with pride of ownership. It is a well maintained home that offers large sunny decks, newly paved level driveway, a large and very bright kitchen with skylights, cozy gas Àreplace in the living room, newly painted exterior, and even a hot tub. This gem is in a great location, close to Eagle Harbour School, beaches, tennis, and the community center.

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1 BR (652 SQ FT) FROM 351,000 AN 2BR (886 SQ FT) FROM 391,000 Call Roger at 604-657-0645 now to arrange for showings. 206 Lonsdale Avenue | North Vancouver, BC V7M 2G1 | 604-960-1100

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BUY & SELL WITH CONFIDENCE / Trusted Advice For 21 Years $1,399,000

#101-2235 Twin Creek Place, W.V. This luxurious concrete residence enjoys 2 bedrooms & den and makes great use of it’s open plan with over height coffered ceilings, floor to ceiling windows and gourmet kitchen. There is a generous use of granite, marble and limestone throughout along with central air conditioning, security system, gas fireplace and your own private 2 car garage.


270 Kelvin Grove Way, Lions Bay


2BR up, extra family area down on large 67 x 124 ft. lot with a creek running thru backyard. Fresh and clean--ready to move in! 3648 Fromme Rd. Vera 604-318-0024







301-2135 Argyle Ave, W.V. Semi-waterfront resort style condo steps away from the ocean. This one level view suite enjoys an open plan and floor to ceiling windows. There are top of the line appliances, granite countertops and beautiful kitchen cabinetry. This south east corner suite is flooded with all day sunshine and is within walking distance to all major amenities. By Appointment only.


RETIRE IN STYLE! Like living in a grand resort, this 2 BR apartment keeps you safe and secure, surrounded by other 50 yrs. plus empty nesters! Immediate possession possible. 302-1327 Keith Rd. Now asking $379,000. Heather, 778-847-1452 or Vera 604-318-0024

701 E. Keith Road, N.V. This character home enjoys a fantastic central location with 180 degree views of the water, city and mountains that stretch from the Lions Gate Bridge to beyond Burnaby mountain!


This immaculate townhome has 4 BR. Three levels. New laminate Åoors throughout main areas. Private patio off kitchen and a spacious deck with views of city and inlet. Very quiet! $628,000 Heather, 778-847-1452 or Vera 604-318-0024

Thinking Of Selling? What’s Your Home Worth? Call Us Today!

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Heather Kim

778-847-1452 Royal LePage Northshore



QUIET TOWNHOME! 3 BR’s up, den/ofÄce on main, Priced to sell at $518,888! #8-9288 Keefer, Rmd. Vera 604-318-0024 or Angus Fu 604-720-8619


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fter 100 years of being prepared for whatever comes its way, the North Shore’s scouting movement has a lot to celebrate, says area commissioner Eleanor Oakley. In the past century, scores of North and West Vancouver youths have passed through the ranks of Beavers, Cubs, Venturers and Rovers. And likely all of them, says Oakley, have picked up skills that will help throughout the rest of their lives. “It’s is a wonderful program,” she says. “It gives kids a lot of personal reward, and it gives them a chance to learn important values.” Oakley first got involved 22 years ago, when one of her sons started in Beaver Scouts. From the very start, she says, she knew the program was a cause she could get behind. “As a leader, it’s amazing to see their personal growth, to see them develop a confident nature, a sense of camaraderie, and leadership skills,” she says. “When you see that progression, you know you’ve made a difference.” Oakley says some of her proudest moments are watching former Scouts go on to graduate from high school and post-secondary institutions and begin their careers. Many of them, she adds, eventually give back to the program that played such an influential role in their adolescence. This Saturday, June 11, Scouts Canada is hosting a full day of celebrations at North Vancouver’s Cates Park to mark the 100-year milestone on the North Shore. The party will give past and former Scouts alike a chance to spend time together and share thoughts about the program. To date, nearly 600 people have registered. The event is open to the public. The day-long event promises to have a carnival-like atmosphere, with 18 stations of fun to choose from — including pulling chuck wagons,

launching bottle rockets, relay races, knot challenges, and an obstacle course. There will be a memorabilia area where former members can share memories from years gone by, and a badge trading area, where people can view badges from all over the world. A group of Saudi Scouts will also be present to share stories about their dress, dance and customs. The event kicks off with a ceremony at 10 a.m. At 3 p.m., the party will wind down with campfire songs, skits and cheers. At 3:30 p.m., Chief Commissioner of Scouting Steve Kent from Ottawa and North Vancouver District Mayor Richard Walton will cut the anniversary cake. Looking forward, Oakley says the Scouting program is evolving with the inclusion of newer technologies and tools, such as GPS units and social networking sites. Much of those changes, she says, will be youth-driven. “They’ll keep us up to date on technology that’s around,” she says. “We want to make the kids more of a part of the decision-making process.” Keeping relevant, she adds, is important in today’s age. For the past 15 years, Scouting has seen a drop in enrollment, but it’s now starting to rebound as kids rediscover their love of the outdoors. “In some ways I think Scouting is more important now than ever before,” Oakley says. “The more kids insulate themselves with technology, the more they become loners. They need faceto-face interaction, they need personal development. It’s great to see kids get involved and get excited.” For more info on the North Shore Scouting program visit To register for this weekend’s celebration in Cates Park email



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JUNE 9, 10, 11 • Checkout Girls: Set in a British supermarket, musical comedy revolves around Singles Night. The Theatre at Hendry Hall, 815 East 11th Street, North Vancouver. 8 p.m. Tickets $16 ($14 seniors/youth 18 and under). www. or 604-983-2633.


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