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We’ll also be treading the boards with Bard on the Beach’s Christopher Gaze. Bard’s celebration of all things Shakespearean has become an absolute mustsee in the warmer months of our fair city! Our Epicure columnist Chris Dagenais will take us on an adventure to one of my new fave spots, Autostrada, Fred Lee will tell us who’s the talk of the town, CKNW’s Lynda Steele will give us a glimpse into her Favourite Room, our managing editor Amanda Stutt goes for a walk in the woods at Whistler’s Vallea Lumina, and a whole lot more! And last but not least, I’d like to congratulate the entire talented team at Vancouver Living for being nominated for a Ma Murray Award for Best Special Publication! So grab a glass of your favourite beverage and enjoy the latest from Vancouver Living!

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JESSICA MULRONEY SPEAKS ON THE PANEL AT THE FLEUR LUXURY WEDDING SHOW AT VANCOUVER’S JW PARQ MARRIOTT

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in 2008.

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Mulroney

recently took the stage at Fleur Luxury

Mulroney cut her teeth on two family businesses: her father,

Wedding Show & Forum at Vancouver’s JW Parq Marriott to

Stephen Brownstein’s clothing manufacturing company and

discuss bridal trends, there was one question on everyone’s

her cousin’s Browns Shoes empire. She was also an ambitious

mind: What was Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding

entrepreneur, partnering with her sister Elizabeth to bring in the

really like?

Italian luxury lingerie lines, La Perla and Cosabella to Canada,

“The royal wedding was beautiful, but it was just like any

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Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney’s son Ben, who is cur-

both in demand by many brides-to-be.

other wedding – one of your best friends gets married to the

“I had just had my third child, Ivy, when I got a call from

person they love – it just happened to be on a way bigger scale

Bonnie Brooks, who was then the CEO of the Hudson’s Bay Co.,”

with a lot of people watching,” Mulroney relates.

Mulroney remembers.

But the most talked-about televised nuptials of 2018

“They had just licensed a brand from Manhattan called

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Kleinfeld Bridal (their showroom was the backdrop for TLC’s

is rumoured to have been the royals’ wedding planner, she

popular reality show, Say Yes to the Dress), and the challenge

remains adamant about not divulging any personal details per-

of launching and building a brand from scratch here was really

taining to the Duchess of Sussex.

interesting to me. I was thrown into the bridal world, did lots of

Poised and chicly attired, Mulroney is no stranger to celebrity. Growing up in Montreal she was a school friend of former

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Harry, to Sophie Gregoire Trudeau in a Sentaler coat, to dresses by Lucian Matis and jackets by Smythe, to styling looks for Shania Twain from the Canadian label, Greta Constantine. “Working with real women answering real fashion questions is my absolute favourite,� Mulroney admits. Her newest incarnation as bridal and fashion contributor to ABC Television’s Good Morning America with host Robin Roberts allows her to do just that. “I was so proud to be able to take what I’ve done up here at home, south of the border on Good Morning America,� says Mulroney. “They try to ABOVE: THIS IMAGE ORIGINALLY APPEARED IN BEYOND FASHION MAGAZINE RIGHT: JESSICA WITH HUSBAND BEN MULRONEY FOR THE SHOEBOX PROJECT

get me on about twice a month and I usually fly into New York a day-anda-half before my segment to ensure that we have everything we need. The models are properly prepped and I can be as prepared as possible. One thing that has pleasantly surprised me is how eager they are to let me celebrate Canadian designers. It has been my stated goal for years to help members of our incredibly creative fashion industry gain as much

stars aligned when she met Meghan Markle in 2016 when the latter was

Both Jessica and Ben Mulroney have long been involved with the

shooting the series Suits for Netflix. They bonded over their shared love of

charity, The Shoebox Project, an idea created by Jessica’s mother

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that summer and the couple were besieged by paparazzi, the Mulroneys

and delivered to women’s shelters across Canada and the United States.

offered their home as a quiet sanctuary.

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ding at Windsor Castle, but their identical twin boys, Brian and John were

“You know, Ben and I live by a pretty simple code: you are not your

pageboys assigned to carry Markle’s exquisite 16-foot floral-embroidered

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wedding veil designed by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy. Four-year-old

may view certain aspects of them as fun, high-flying or glamorous, but

Ivy was a flower girl.

the fact is, we are a couple who love each other and who want nothing

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more than to work hard, help others and then come home every night to our children.� “I think living that truth is the easiest way to let your kids know that the truest happiness comes from friends, family and doing good for others.�

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MUCH ADO ABOUT THE BARD ARTISTIC DIRECTOR CHRISTOPHER GAZE REFLECTS ON 30 YEARS OF RISK-TAKING PERFORMANCES

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acclaimed artistic director Christopher Gaze is waxing poetic about the 30th anniversary of Bard on the Beach with British tone and tenor worthy of the Shakespearean stage. Gaze is surrounded by a lifetime of theatrical ephem-

era, autographed photographs, and an uncanny look-alike ventriloquist’s dummy perched on the corner of his desk. In the late ’80s, the former Stratford Festival and Shaw Festival actor had envisioned a niche in Vancouver for Shakespearean theatre in one open-ended red-and-white-striped tent in Vanier Park with views of English Bay. “We premiered in 1990 with a risky, barn-burning production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with a cast of 27, and 6,000 theatre-goers attended,” Twenty-nine years later, amid multiple stages and a sprawling tented village, Bard celebrated a record-breaking 108,000 attendees at the conclusion of the 2018 season which included visits by Amanda Seyfried of Mamma Mia! fame and Downton Abbey’s Elizabeth McGovern. And Gaze, at 67, is still taking his signature artistic risks. If you’re a Shakespeare purist, you might have missed the spectacular

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Gaze reminisces.


in the BMO Mainstage Tent, directed by Daryl Cloran, set in a wrestling ring in ’60s Vancouver, featuring 25 songs by the Beatles per-

“I’VE ALWAYS MAINTAINED THAT IF YOU’RE GOING TO PUT ON A PLAY IN A CONCEPTUALIZED WAY, THAT’S OKAY AS LONG AS IT MAKES SENSE TO THE AUDIENCE.” — CHRISTOPHER GAZE

the original Jacobean openair production mounted in 1607 at the Globe theatre in London. “As I’ve grown as an artistic director and

formed by a live band and

programmer, and by the

sung by the cast.

way, as someone originally

As bizarre as that may sound, the production was so over-

steeped in tradition, I’ve been inspired by productions around

whelmingly popular with sold-out performances, that it was held

the world,” says Gaze, who received the Order of British

over past the usual season’s closing and “may, with backing, be

Columbia in 2012.

headed to Broadway, so stay tuned,” Gaze hints.

LEFT: BARD ON THE BEACH ARTISTIC DIRECTOR CHRISTOPHER GAZE ABOVE: THE SPRAWLING TENTED VILLAGE IN VANIER PARK THAT HOUSES THE SHAKESPEAREAN FESTIVAL

“I’ve always maintained that if you’re going to put on a play

However, like all smart impresarios, Gaze is in the busi-

in a conceptualized way, that’s okay as long as it makes sense

ness of offering something for everyone while still challenging

to the audience,” he says. “I think audiences have learned to trust

audiences. Traditionalists flocked to Macbeth directed by Chris

us, in that even if we set a play in another time period, it will

Abraham, which opened last year’s season and starred Ben

be innovative and clear. But, like turning a ship in a big ocean, it

Carlson as Macbeth and Moya O’Connell as Lady Macbeth. It

takes time. But audiences always come around and look forward

was a powerful classical production that took inspiration from

to what the next season will bring.”

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ABOVE: A RAUCOUS BOXING RING SPAR SCENE FROM THE STAGE ADAPTION OF AS YOU LIKE IT

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workshops developed by our director of education, Mary

running June 5 to September 21, is bringing back the

Hartman who makes it really fun,� says Gaze. “During

hilarious 2007 production of Miles Potter’s The Taming

the summer we offer our Young Shakespeareans camps

RI WKH 6KUHZ, set in the Wild West and inspired by Italian

and workshops in which professional actors work with

“spaghetti� westerns.

children and teens through voice coaching, movement and

“It’s playing in repertory on the mainstage with the

dialogue. Bursary programs are also available for those

Elizabethan-era romantic comedy, Shakespeare In Love

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that’s based on that delightful screenplay by Tom Stoppard,�

truly accessible for everyone – it’s not an elite thing by

Gaze explains. “On the Howard Family Stage, Coriolanus, a

any means.�

Bard premiere, is a political tragedy that still rings true in

Gaze has done hundreds of voice-overs for cartoon

modern day. Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well is set

shows over the past 20 years so when he goes into

in India surrounding the 1947 partition. It will have fantas-

schools and introduces himself in character voices from

tic traditional music, dance and costumes, but it’s not a

My Little Pony, the Emmy Award-winning Madeline series,

Bollywood production,� he emphasizes.

and from Bionicles, Spider-Man Unlimited, Ninja-Turtles and

Educating young people in the community about Shakespeare and how relevant he remains today, has

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Beast Machines, kids often start screaming and clapping in recognition.

always been part of Gaze’s vision. “We bring his texts to

“And that’s how I grab their attention,� Gaze admits.

life through Bard In The Classrooms with the marvelous

“Voice-overs are extremely lucrative as you know and

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LEFT: FROM BARD’S ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, SET IN INDIA SURROUNDING THE 1947 PARTITION

that’s how I put my own kids through university,â€? laughs the grandfather of 10 from two blended families. Aspiring adult thespians can join Bard For Life in weekly workshops taught by professional actors at the BMO Theatre Centre, also home of The Arts Club Theatre Company. Throughout the year, Gaze hosts numerous Bard fundraisers, including the annual black-tie Bacchanalia Gala Dinner + Auction as part of Vancouver’s International Wine Festival. And Vancouver Symphony Orchestra goers have attended the Tea & Trumpets Series hosted by Gaze for over 25 years. Bard also sets the stage for opera concerts and the annual “Bard-B-Qâ€? during the Celebration of Light Ć’TGYQTMUEQORGVKVKQPU “For me this journey – to stay in Vancouver and build $CTFŤJCUTGCNN[DGGPO[NKHGŨUXQECVKQPĹŹEQPĆ’FGU)C\G “And, I have no intention of stopping anytime soon.â€? APRIL/MAY 2019

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with guests while overseeing a number

has quickly become a leading date on the Lunar social calendar. Steered by a power-house committee led by Westbank’s Judy Leung, more than 450 philanthropists and health-care leaders contributed to the record-setting night. Donald’s Fine Foods’ Donald Leung,

VGH last year, developer Bob Lee, along with his wife Lily paid it forward with a $1 million donation. 4 Barbara Grantham, President & CEO, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, and board chair Christina Anthony were all smiles following the night of giving.

along with UBC Properties Trust’s Bob

of casino-style games before the dinner and auction. Three bucket-list live-auction packages, along with a call-out for cash would contribute to a $500,000 effort for the Canucks for Kids Fund, which donates funds to charities that support children’s health and wellness, foster the

Lee showed the way, each donating $1

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and facilitate and encourage education

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again dropped the gloves and helmed

in the province. The Canucks Autism

by the generosity of our community, and

the casino tables for the club’s annual

Network, Canuck Place Children’s

this year was no exception,” says Barbara

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Hospice, and BC Children’s Hospital

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school, Pink Shirt Day is now recognized

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Gary enjoyed some quality time with their

across Canada. This year’s “Be Kind”

Bailey, Chella Levesque and Christie

favourite hockey team.

message to encourage everyone to think

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that convened to support anti-bullying

and centre man Bo Horvat kibitzed with

resonated with attendees at the annual

initiatives in B.C.

fans at the team’s signature soiree.

noon-hour luau held at the Blue Water

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BC Children’s Hospital patient family

Café. Chaired by Joey Restaurant’s Britt

Oppal thanked Megan Bakonyi, Laurie Rix

Rachel, Kevin and Colton Hasebe

Innes and Collective X’s Tania Richards,

and Jill Krop for their generous support to

thanked fans and the Canucks for Kids

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the $100,000 Pink Shirt Day Luncheon at

2019 Pink Shirt Day campaign and

Blue Water Café.

luncheon. Started by two Nova Scotia

Safe Schools and Social Media

students who decided to take action

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after witnessing a younger student

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in North Vancouver, becoming an artist was not on his radar. The baby of the family, in the late â&#x20AC;&#x2122;70s a long-haired, 19-year-old Beaumont was the youngest kid still living at home, perfectly content delivering pizzas for a living and having fun. His father saw artistic potential in his son, and, in an attempt to steer him on a course, insisted

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;I HIT A PLATEAU WHEN MY FURNITURE CAME TO LIFE. I THOUGHT THAT WAS PRETTY COOL.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; JUDSON BEAUMONT

Ćš ĆŽ ĆŻ ơ Ćš Ćž  ĆŹ Ćľ Ćş ơ  Ćž ĆŤ Ƨ ơ Ƹ  Ʋ Ƨ Ćš ĆŤ ơ   ƨ ĆŤ Ƨ Ćş Ćł Ćľ Ć´ Ćš  ĆŽ Ƨ Ƹ  ĆŤ Ƨ ơ Ć´ ĆŤ ĆŞ  Ƨ Ćź Ƨ ơ ĆŞ Ƹ  Ƨ Ć´ ĆŞ  Ƨ ĆŠ ĆŠ Ćľ Ʋ Ƨ ĆŞ ĆŤ Ƹ for his â&#x20AC;&#x153;furniture as sculptureâ&#x20AC;? designs, which defy both convention and categorization. He has travelled the world to design for brands like Disney and Crayola, and has designed art installations for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, Vancouver Public Library, YVR Airport, Disney Cruise Lines, and Princeton University, among others. Beaumont traces the roots of his success back to the building that he walked into right after completing his visual arts degree at Emily Carr University of Art + Design in 1985. Beaumont, who was already commissioning his art while still in school, saw a small ad in the ENCUUKĆ&#x2019;GF UGEVKQP QH VJG 8CPEQWXGT 5WP HQT CTVKUV UVWFKQU LWUV RTKQT VQ ITCFWCVKQP 9JGP JG Ć&#x2019;TUV

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arrived, the 100-year-old buildingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s windows were all boarded up, and there was no heat.

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The pioneer tenant at 1000 Parker Street Studios in East Vancouver, which now houses over 120 artists, Beaumont is still there six days a week, his sprawling 3,400-square-foot studio alive with active projects on workbenches, all custom orders from international clients, in various forms of incarnation, and all with an aura reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland. The building full of sculptors and furniture designers feels like a community â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and the artists still sometimes borrow each othersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; tools. APRIL/MAY 2019


"Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a big part of me surviving so long â&#x20AC;&#x201C; being in a building full of creative people,â&#x20AC;? Beaumont says. Beaumont named his business

pencil to paper.â&#x20AC;? The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Little Black Dresserâ&#x20AC;? is still

are characterized by everything but

one of Beaumontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best sellers, as is

straight lines.

the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sullivanâ&#x20AC;? grandfather clock, named

Beginning his artistic path with

after a client from Texas with a tall order

paintings, Beaumont always â&#x20AC;&#x153;stuck

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chunks of woodâ&#x20AC;? on them, and he

daughters all bought what Beaumont

remembers that he â&#x20AC;&#x153;couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t paint flat."

calls the â&#x20AC;&#x153;granddaughterâ&#x20AC;? clocks.

He tried sculpture next, and then took

Focused on the present and future,

that concept into the woodwork shop.

Beaumont has introduced his wall-

â&#x20AC;&#x153;normal thingsâ&#x20AC;? during the days, and at

mounted â&#x20AC;&#x153;Surfboardâ&#x20AC;? cabinets as part of his Spring 2019 line.

night would work on whimsical ideas.

The live-edge, west-coast design

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is inspired by the Beach Boys era â&#x20AC;&#x201C;

top, and whimsical as everything â&#x20AC;&#x153;wavy,

the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;60s. Beaumont kept drawing

melting, and exploding with personality.â&#x20AC;?

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Inspired by iconic animated movies

out how to make them into functional

like Roger Rabbit and Toontown, Beaumont began to emulate the theme of furniture coming to life.

pieces of furniture. The cabinets can be used as shelving space for almost anything,

"I had to go keep going back to the

but Beaumont imagines them as wine

theatre to watch â&#x20AC;&#x201C; I noticed the build-

and whiskey cabinets for free-spirited

ings were swaying, and the windows

west coasters.

had eyes, the mouth was a door, and

Also for Spring 2019, the tree-ring

there was something about that. So I

stools, cut hollow with LED lights lit

started curving the shapes of my furni-

from within are an homage to outdoor

ture,â&#x20AC;? he relates.

get-togethers. The bright colours are

Beaumont laments being labelled a

inspired by the colour stains the noto-

childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s furniture designer early in his

rious pine beetles leave on tree rings in

career, but admits his pride at design-

British Columbiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s forests.

ing childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s play areas for Disney, and

While Beaumont still gets orders

that the â&#x20AC;&#x153;24-carrotâ&#x20AC;? car he built for his

for his signature â&#x20AC;&#x153;Little Black Dressersâ&#x20AC;?

son, complete with hydraulic brakes

and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sullivan Clocks,â&#x20AC;? heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d rather put

and rack-and-pinion steering, won an

his focus on future endeavours. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I get a call from a client, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m

Elements mall in Hong Kong did

convincing them that they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want

a public art installation where kids

another Sullivan Clock â&#x20AC;&#x201C; I say, â&#x20AC;&#x2122;you

danced

want a brand new piece.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want

in

costumes

based

on

Beaumontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s furniture designs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hit a plateau when my furniture came to life. I thought that was pretty cool,â&#x20AC;? Beaumont says.

to re-do anything. You wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ask a painter to paint the same picture over again,â&#x20AC;? Beaumont says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just want to keep pushing the

His favourite, and most challeng-

limits. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m always curious about what

ing design was the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Boom Cabinet,â&#x20AC;?

hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been done, about what could

with virtually exploding drawers that

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award at the Kitsilano race car derby. KYLE HUININK, MIKE WAKEFIELD AND STRAIGHT LINE DESIGNS

ers,â&#x20AC;? Beaumont remembers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was all

cheek moniker, as most of his creations

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storage spaces. "That was all done before comput-

Straight Line Designs, a tongue-in-

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here being focused more on yoga and snowboarding.

standing on style, Vancouver is an

Even more noteworthy is that Asmar is a self-made

undisputed fashion leader when it

businesswoman in the seemingly blue-blooded world

comes to technical athleisure and

of the equestrian set.

activewear. Rugged mountain peaks,

Asmar desperately wanted a horse as a young

sea air and the much-vaunted west coast lifestyle have

girl. But for the daughter of a single mother from the

been invaluable as incubators for globally acclaimed

Prairies and a Lebanese immigrant father, money

brands such as Lululemon, Arcâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;teryx and RYU. And

was tight. Eventually, her mother was able to afford

that, in turn, has had a profound effect on the looks on

an Arab-Quarter Horse cross, named Madonna, but

the catwalks of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great fashion capitals.

wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t able to pay the cost of full board. Undeterred,

Noel Asmar certainly doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the mainstream

Noel marshaled the work ethic that would underpin

cachet of, say, Lululemonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chip Wilson, but if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re

and guide her throughout her career, and, in order to

part of the international equestrian community, the

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assembly of some watches can take weeks to a month. There are many stages involved." Chopard is a family-run, family-owned company. Scheufele has been strategic in co-managing operations with his sister Caroline for over 30 years, hereditary appointments bestowed after their father took over Chopard in 1963. “We are one of the few companies that can design, basically from the foundry of gold all the way through the

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Whistler, a jewel in the well-laden crown of B.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

renowned tourist destinations, has captured the spirit of

TAG founder Joey Houssian did, and teamed with Moment Factory to bring the fantasy to fruition. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The blueprint for Vallea Lumina is the idea that there is magic in the forest, [and that] a child realizes there is spirituality in nature,â&#x20AC;? said Houssian.

magical dreams with its newest nature-adventure excursion.

Houssian grew up discovering the wildness that sur-

Vallea Lumina, unveiled last summer, is the product of a

rounds Vancouver and Whistler, and connecting with nature

visionary collaboration between popular Whistler tour oper-

was his inspiration for the project, which came together

ator The Adventure Group (TAG) and the Moment Factory,

serendipitously on a tight production cycle.

a multimedia studio specializing in the conception and production of sensory-immersive environments. Moment Factoryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s founders were the original executives of Cirque de Soleil, and their internationally themed

The result is a full sensory performance played out in two acts: Act One has a ranger in the forest looking for two lost hikers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; grandfather and granddaughter â&#x20AC;&#x153;Leonard and Gloria.â&#x20AC;?

entertainment installations include Aura at the famed

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Notre Dame Basilica in Montreal, Foresta Lumina, also in

very human, and you make your way into the hidden valley,

Quebec, Rainforest Lumina in Singapore and Island Lumina

which is Vallea Lumina, and in that valley is where the

in Japan.

whole colour temperature of the show changes, and things

Every Lumina night walk has a completely original theme, and each story tells the history of the land.

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become magic,â&#x20AC;? Houssian said. Paramount to the multimedia narrative is the impor-

The Whistler night walkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story starts at the edge of

tance of salmon to the forest ecosystem, the Great Bear

the mountains where legends say there is a hidden valley

rainforest in particular. The transition from Act One to Act

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optic that has to be experienced to be understood, with talking trees (a light installation worthy of a Hollywood nod) that would leave any child overwhelmed with wonder and magic, brought to life with technology. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a cool relationship between people having a completely natural, non-mechanized walk through the forest, and all this technology â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the magic is we tried to not show it,â&#x20AC;? Houssian said. The climax is the projection of the famed Golden Spruce tree, which pays homage to a legend from the Haida Gwaii, and where Leonard and Gloria are found, dancing. The Vallea Lumina experience is not to be underestimated when it comes to invoking an emotional reaction. With the summer 2018 breakout season a success, the 2019 season will be focused on enhancing the visual and audio elements of the show and modifying and upgrading the YCNMKPIVTCKNVQOCMGYC[HQTITGCVGTHQQVVTCHĆ&#x2019;E Houssian said the next phase is working with inspired LIVINGMAG.CA

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tery electric crossover.

Like many rivals, Jaguar is planning on an all-electric future, so

the I-Pace is just the start. Of course, SUVs have more or less â&#x20AC;&#x153;savedâ&#x20AC;? several luxury vehicle producers, some of which wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be around today if theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d stuck steadfastly to sedans and sports cars. The I-Pace is a dedicated EV, not a hybrid, solidifying the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stance on the path to the future. While Jaguar could easily have based the I-Pace on one of its existing SUVs, the company opted to give the EV bodywork of its own. Like Jaguar sedans and sports cars, the I-Pace is constructed from strong, lightweight aluminium, which helps to optimize available power. The sleek look might well have been created to make the EV an even more solid competitor for the Tesla Model X, which costs a fair

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should be in reach very soon by vehicles of comparable size and design.

and Jaguar-head badge at its centre. The vehicle

In the cabin, the I-Pace offers all the luxury

has a passing resemblance to its F-Pace and E-Pace

touches buyers of the make desire. Naturally,

siblings but it has a sportier, more hunkered-down

the interior features numerous infotainment and

look about it.

communications systems, all of which add up to

Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a sleek, performance-oriented product and it

a vehicle thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very easy to live with day-to-day.

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Firsts for Jaguar include dual-touch screens on the

in the 4.5-second range. It may not be the kind of

dash, one of which is a 10-inch unit. Apple CarPlay

product Jaguar founder Sir William Lyons had in

and Android Auto are included as standard, as is

mind when he penned the famous â&#x20AC;&#x153;Grace, Space

Software-Over-the-Air (SOTA) which allows owners

and Paceâ&#x20AC;? slogan, but it delivers on all those counts.

to wirelessly update vehicle systems. Jaguar is offer-

The I-Pace is designed and engineered in the UK and

ing various trim levels initially, though all have the

built in Austria.

same powertrain.

Like other electric vehicles, the I-Pace has a fas-

With the I-Paceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s impressive performance,

cinating technological spec sheet. Twin concentric

lengthy range, good looks and luxury features,

electric motors offer a combined 394 horsepower,

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the excellent torque such power sources generate.

promises to heat up quickly with rivals from Porsche,

All models have all-wheel drive. A 90-kWh battery

Mercedes-Benz, Audi and even Cadillac all under

provides a very worthwhile range of 394 kilometres,

development. Right now though, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the I-Pace thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

which should ease the â&#x20AC;&#x153;range anxietyâ&#x20AC;? problems so

setting the class standard and the models they are

worrying to EV owners.

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Vancouver Living April/May 2019  

Vancouver Living serving primarily North & West Vancouver, Vancouver, and various communities throughout B.C.

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Vancouver Living serving primarily North & West Vancouver, Vancouver, and various communities throughout B.C.