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A Guide to Local Shopping & Events



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Dunbar Life is produced in partnership with the Dunbar Village Business Association to promote local shopping, dining, services and events. Dunbar borders are between W 16th Avenue in the north to W 41st Avenue in the south, and UBC Endowment Lands in the west to MacKenzie Street to the east. Go online to for a full and up-to-date directory and calendar.


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A Message from DVBA Mysha Dewar-McClelland, President of the Dunbar Village Business Association poster on the last page for details). Join us for a festive afternoon of shopping and merriment. Tour all three areas of Dunbar in an old-fashioned horse-drawn carriage. Friendly elves will be handing out a holiday gift and serving complimentary hot chocolate. Your holiday spirit will soar when you listen to festive carols from the a cappella trio Musically Yours. The Dunbar Village Business Association will be collecting donations for the Food Bank at this event and additionally, we will be donating partial proceeds from the sale of our upcycled Dunbar Shopping Bags (made from Dunbar street banners). Welcome to the winter issue. Inside you will find our Dunbar Village Gift Guide featuring fabulous suggestions from local merchants on where to shop locally for all your holiday needs. Dunbar merchants have so much to offer and are ready to make your holiday shopping memorable. We encourage you to support local businesses and keep Dunbar a vibrant neighbourhood. Since our last issue, we had a successful Dunbar Village Harvest Festival. Many thanks to the businesses, community groups and volunteers for making it so much fun. Additionally, our Trick-or-Treat event had a huge turnout of costumed families and we were lucky to have such a beautiful day to hold this well-loved event. Dunbar Village for the Holidays takes place on Saturday, December 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in all three areas of Dunbar (see our


In this issue, we feature two special businesses. Valentin Yersian, owner of the VY Valentin Salon at 4290 Dunbar, worked extremely hard to open her salon in 2012. Her story is one of perseverance and never giving up on a dream. Norm Chen, owner of YNP Pharmacy, opened the community’s newest independent pharmacy at the corner of 26th and Dunbar. Norm Cheng has worked for over thirty years with some of Vancouver’s largest drug and grocery stores. Be sure to read our new Ask An Expert feature where you will hear straight from community pros on various topics. We will expand this feature in the next issue of Dunbar Life - let us know if you have a question for any of our business owners! On behalf of the DVBA, we wish you all the joy the holiday season brings and a very happy and healthy 2018! | November 15, 2017 - February 15, 2018

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VY Valentin Salon: Driven by a Passion For Hair Story by Sarah Gordon

Photos by Sandra Steier

The VY in front of Valentin Salon’s name stands for Valentin Yersian who is the charming owner of this Dunbar business. Valentin worked extremely hard to get to the point where she was able to open her own hair salon in 2012. Her story is one of perseverance and never giving up on a dream.

For as long as Valentin can remember she has loved hair. She recalls at age twelve cutting her mother’s hair with the assistance of her sisters who are also hair stylists. She easily obtained her stylist credentials in her homeland of Iran and began working. Her sisters left the country for a new life in the United States and 12

Valentin hoped to follow them, however she encountered difficulties applying for a visa. Not wishing to return to Iran, and still unable to obtain a visa, she lived in a number of European countries, however her stylist credentials were not accepted. She ended up in Spain where she learnt the language and worked long hours as a nanny to save up for her European cosmetology credentials. After receiving her license she was able to return to her passion and worked in a salon for five years but she still longed to be reunited with her sisters.

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With nothing to lose, Valentin immigrated to Canada so she would be closer to the United States. She describes her arrival at Vancouver International Airport in 1998 like it was yesterday, and with good reason, it was a life changer. It was the wee hours of the night and the airport was virtually abandoned when a kind gentleman offered to help her make a phone call to find accommodation. Serendipitously, he also spoke Armenian and introduced Valentin to his family and friends; six years later they wed. Once again Valentin was faced with looking for work as a hair stylist and not having her credentials recognized. Through her church she found a job caring for an elderly woman. What was originally a short-term job evolved into a long-term position, which gave her time to learn English, establish permanent residency in Canada and enabled her to enrol in a cosmetology program. Once she had completed the program she

faced another obstacle, she was now overqualified for many jobs. Not to be deterred from her passion, she kept searching until she found a job at Vida Beautilities in Dunbar. The two hair stylists connected and Valentin was delighted to be working again in the profession she had missed so much. When the time came that Vida wanted to sell her business Valentin purchased it. For four years she operated the salon in its original location a few doors down from its new home, which opened in July 2017. After an extensive renovation Valentin is thrilled with the results and is thoroughly enjoying the nice bright space. When she first opened her salon in 2013 she depended on word of mouth to build her client base. Today she has extremely loyal clients who come from near and far to get haircuts and colour. In addition, Valentin is trained in microblading eyebrows and permanent eyeliner. | November 15, 2017 - February 15, 2018


She has given babies their first haircuts and has cut hair for three generations of family members. Valentin treasures her client relationships and has formed some very good friendships. She says, “It’s not only about hair, I learn about life from them.” The generosity of her clients is limitless. People have been known to bring her cake, bread, jam, homemade wine or gifts when they return from a vacation. She is touched by their thoughtfulness and says, “You can’t buy this kindness. I have so many caring and loving clients. I am so lucky.”

“We cry together, we laugh together and in some cases we inspire each other.” Valentin Yersian Valentin enjoys giving back by volunteering her talent as a hair stylist. She has participated in a number of fashion shows with her friend (and former Dunbar business owner) Chloe Angus who is a clothing designer. They also worked together for six years at the Leo Awards, which honours


B.C.’s film and television industry. This vivacious business owner is a great example of never giving up. Her motto is, “Dream big, stay positive, work hard and enjoy the journey.” Clients regularly hug her because they are thrilled with their transformation and this warms her heart. Valentin concludes, “I have a passion and love my work. I am in love with hair.” VY Valentin Salon 4290 Dunbar Street Vancouver, BC V6S 2E9 Telephone 604-732-3523 | November 15, 2017 - February 15, 2018

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Baseball After Little League Vancouver Community Baseball (VCB) has been an active non-profit baseball organization since 1994 and their mandate is to provide an opportunity for teenagers of both genders to play baseball at all levels. Vancouver Community Baseball’s teams play their home games at Chaldecott Park, Hillcrest Park and Trafalgar Park. These local parks are integral to creating and maintaining our “community” feel. Vancouver Community Baseball relies heavily on our volunteer and sponsorship support. The league has several volunteers who continue to actively participate long after their children have aged out of their baseball years! The league also has long time local sponsors who provide their support to ensure that the players have the opportunity to play baseball locally. We sincerely thank our sponsors. This past year saw the league’s Pee Wee AAA and Bantam A teams win Provincial Championships. These wins bring the league’s overall total to 20 Provincial, Western and National Championship titles. VCB’s parent association is B.C. Baseball ( the largest baseball organization in B.C., with over 16,500 registered players. VCB has 3 age tiers of play; Peewee 12-13, Bantam 14-15 and Midget 16-18. Eligibility falls within the calendar year, from January 1st to December 31st. In 2019, Little League Canada will be lowering the current maximum age of eligibility from 13 to 12. VCB is anticipating this change and is prepared to welcome the influx of players from District 1 into our Peewee division playing out of Chaldecott Park. District 1 includes players from Dunbar LL, Jericho LL, Kerrisdale LL and Little Mountain LL. What VCB is most proud of is that our youth continue to enjoy playing baseball, after their Little League days - and that we develop, “a sense of belonging to our community” through the great game of baseball.

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YNP Dunbar Pharmacy:

Your Neighbourhood Pharmacy Story by Sarah Gordon

Photos by Sandra Steier

YNP Dunbar Pharmacy is the community’s new independent pharmacy. Owner Norm Cheng has worked for over 30 years with some of Vancouver’s largest drug and grocery stores.

Urban Fare. After many years of dedication where he won awards for his work, Norm reached a crossroad. He realized that although his job was fulfilling it was time for a new challenge.

Norm was born and raised in the small town of Lillooet (nicknamed ‘B.C.’s Little Nugget’) where his family owned a restaurant called The Royal Cafe. In 1973 the family relocated to Vancouver. When the time came for Norm to attend university he wasn’t sure which direction he would head; he considered engineering, and he was also attracted to medicine and business, however his path led to pharmacy. He earned his degree at UBC.

He heard through the grapevine that a Dunbar pharmacy was for sale and decided it was a golden opportunity to branch out as an independent pharmacist. Not many independent pharmacies remain and Norm has learnt the reward of being self-employed is getting to make his own decisions. He says, “The harder you work the more rewards you get.”

Thinking back to his childhood, Norm recalls the drugstore pharmacist in Lillooet and thinking that was a practical and stable career choice. After completing his degree Norm applied for a job in Prince Rupert. While he had never been there he thought the job interview would be a valuable experience. He smiles when he reports being hired on the spot and spending two years in the beautiful but often rainy port city. He returned to the Lower Mainland where he gained valuable experience working as a pharmacist at Shoppers Drug Mart and a pharmacy manager at Save-On-Foods and 18

YNP opened in April 2017. Norm is enjoying getting established in the community. The small pharmacy offers competitive prices and value. Norm says, “By focussing on professional and friendly service people will gravitate to his friendly little pharmacy.” In the short time YNP has been open Norm has begun to build relationships with clients who he gets to know by name. He points out this makes small businesses unique and he enjoys it very much. | November 15, 2017 - February 15, 2018

“Pharmacy is a health and people business. It’s the people that keep my days interesting.” Norm Cheng YNP offers in store compounding, and also provides blister packing at no extra charge to help simplify things for clients who are taking multiple medications. The pharmacy sells vitamins and other health products and Norm is happy to bring in products if he doesn’t happen to carry them. As well, YNP provides advice and supplies on flight and medical compression stockings, supports and orthoses, and is authorized and trained to provide custom-fit service and sales of the Bauerfeind line. We have reached that time of the year that people dread – flu season. The key months to get the flu shot is from October through to January or later and people at high risk for serious illness from the flu including young children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with certain medical conditions should be vaccinated. Norm reminds readers that a means of spreading infection is through the hands, which may end up touching your nose, mouth or eyes. Therefore he reminds people to hand wash regularly. He also mentions certain publicly funded vaccinations are available free of charge to eligible patients.

enjoying this neighbourhood. Reflecting on other areas Norm has worked he says, “Dunbar is much more of a community.” He is enjoying the community spirit and has already participated in Dunbar Village Business Association events such as Salmonberry Days and the Harvest Festival. Be sure to drop in and say hello to your friendly neighbourhood pharmacist who is ready to assist you with his warm, personal service – and hopefully play a role in keeping the flu virus at bay this winter!

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DUNBAR LIFE: Ask An Expert: How does Invisalign® treatment work? Invisalign® clear aligners are custom-made for you. The aligners are virtually invisible and fit snugly over your teeth. Each aligner shifts your teeth slightly, moving them horizontally and vertically and even rotating them when needed. Your aligners are engineered to use the right amount of force in the right place at the right time. When you change to the next set of aligners (typically every week) your teeth gradually move into position, following a custom treatment plan mapped out by your doctor.

Dr. Colleen Adams

Westside Orthodontics

Orthodontic Consultations: A referral from your dentist is not necessary. We welcome anyone who wants to improve their smile to come into our office for a consultation (we offer FREE consultations during certain times of the day/ week, call us to find out more).

3619 West 18th Avenue Vancouver BC V6S 1B2 604-736-5705

DUNBAR LIFE: Ask An Expert: What are floaters?

Small floaters are caused by normal changes to the gel of the eye, called the vitreous. As you age, the gel shifts to a more liquid state, and collagen fibers clump together and cast shadows on the retina. That’s why you’ll notice them more when looking at a bright background (like when riding the chairlift on a bluebird day). Larger cobweb-like floaters, a sudden increase in the amount of floaters or flashing lights is more concerning. These can be signs that the vitreous has pulled away from the retina, causing a posterior vitreous detachment (PVD). Dr. Ashala Mah, Optometrist PVDs are quite common, in fact 60% of 60 year olds will get them, and if it happens in one eye, it is very likely to happen in the fellow eye. The larger floaters from PVDs 4292 Dunbar Street often break up or shrink, and your brain won’t notice Vancouver, BC V6S 2E9 them as often. It’s very important to see an optometrist 604-739-2022 when you notice new floaters. At FYi-Doctors, our comprehensive eye exams include a thorough dilated examination and a 200-degree Optomap retinal photo. These help detect floaters, PVDs, retinal holes, tears or detachments. Although rare, some PVDs can tug on the retina, causing a retinal tear. If that occurs, prompt detection is key, as it needs to be treated right away!

FYi Doctors

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DUNBAR LIFE: Ask An Expert: Why should I learn self defence?

The honest answer - no one cares more about your safety and the well-being of your body than you do. Learning self-defence will benefit you both mentally and physically. Even if you never attend any physical self-defence training, you can make yourself a hard target by practicing these key tactics: listen to your instincts, hone your environmental awareness, and walk with confidence. Present yourself to the world as someone who will fight back with everything you have to get home safe and sound. The most common thing we hear from our students is that the techniques we teach are simple, effective and they make sense. We discuss and simulate real life scenarios to help prepare you for what could be the fight of your life. Focus on what you are fighting for; not just yourself but your family, friends, pets and job! Even having practiced a handful of effective and useful escapes can give you the knowledge and confidence you need to survive a threatening situation with a high probability of success. This is one of the reasons why learning self-defence is such an empowering experience regardless of your age, size, strength or gender.

Mysha Dewar-McClelland

Elements Academy of Martial Arts 4465 Dunbar Street Vancouver, BC V6S 2G4 604-568-3441

DUNBAR LIFE: Ask An Expert: Do people still have funerals, and if so, what is the purpose of them?

Funerals have been around forever, and are still just as important today. In order to understand why we still have funerals, it is important to understand what happens when we face the loss of a loved one. Loss sets grief into motion, and with it, feelings such as sadness and anger. We express our grief through mourning. Some examples of mourning are crying, talking about the death, and most importantly, having a funeral. Funerals allow us to openly express our grief, in the comforting presence of others. When we gather for a funeral we honour the deceased by bringing together each unique relationship our loved one once had, helping one another to a place where the sharp edges of the pain of grief are softened, and replaced with loving memories. Funerals don’t have to be traditional, and although there is still room for tradition, many people are searching for something more unique. Martin Brothers Funeral Services is a custom funeral provider, offering funerals reflective of individual taste and style. Most importantly, we create services that provide family and friends a time to gather and mourn. | November 15, 2017 - February 15, 2018

Valerie Martell, Funeral Director

Martin Brothers Funeral Services 3398 Dunbar Street Vancouver BC V6S 2C1 778-330-7799

Martin Brothers Funeral Services



ur Gift Guide is designed to give you a sample of what’s

available in your own neighbourhood and will inspire you to find that perfect gift close to home. Walk, cycle or bus to Dunbar Village, just minutes from your home. Relax and shop locally this season in Dunbar Village.

Da Future Studio 3536 West 41st Avenue 604.564.1267 • Join our “Christmas Craft Workshop” to create your own holiday decorations and unique gifts. Children (age 6 and up) are welcome as well as adults! Our workshops are available in one-hour and two-hour sessions. Please visit our website for schedules and further details and feel free to drop in with questions or to say hello! Happy Holidays from Da Future Studio!

The Celtic Treasure Chest 5639 Dunbar Street • 604.261.3688 The destination for your favourite U.K. and Irish sweets, treats and eats. Imported Christmas puddings, cakes, selection boxes, and so much more, arriving in time for the festive season! Why not stuff someone’s stocking with a bit of home. Happy Holidays from Stephen, Cristina & Lalla!

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Dunbar Physio and Massage 205-3540 West 41st Avenue • 604.266.3303 Ease the stress of neck & back pain this holiday season with gift certificates for Physiotherapy and Massage. Need a stocking stuffer or last minute gift? We carry massage sticks, foam rollers, exercise bands, ice packs & more! Season’s Greetings from Dunbar Physio… because it doesn’t have to hurt.

Terri’s Beautique 4446 Dunbar Street • 604.961.8209 Terri’s Beautique is located inside The Shop Hair & Esthetics and carries a large variety of Eminence Organic Skincare products to cover your skincare and gift giving needs. Terri is skilled in facials, massages, waxing, manicures and pedicures. Gift Certificates are also available for your convenience. Love and Joy this Holiday Season!

FYidoctors 4292 Dunbar Street • 604.739.2002 Maui Jim Sunglasses are uniquely characterized by patented Polarizedplus2 lens technology that enhances color for detailed, crisp and glare free vision. Created on the Hawaiian Islands, these sunglasses will be sure to make a statement and protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. Try a pair on and see the brilliance for yourself! Wishing you a brilliant Holiday Season and a smashing New Year! | November 15, 2017 - February 15, 2018



The Dailey Method 3584 West 41st Avenue • 604.266.9191 • Give the gift of health with a gift card to The Dailey Method. Get $100 on a Gift Card for $75 or $200 on a Gift Card for $150! The Dailey Method lengthens, strengthens and tones every muscle in your body in an hour. It’s fun, safe and a warm and welcoming community. Wishing you a Healthy and Happy Holiday and New Year!

Elements Academy of Martial Arts 4465 Dunbar Street 604.568.3441 Gift yourself something unique this holiday season! Join our Women’s Kickboxing Program for an empowering training program led by experienced female instructors. Our classes are challenging, technical and a whole lot of fun! Every new registration before January 31st will receive a free pair of boxing gloves as a gift from us! Happy Holidays from Emma & Mysha and the rest of the team at Elements Academy!

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Image Optometry 4250 Dunbar Street • 604.293.3937 Look good in new frames by Etnia Barcelona, Woow, LA Eyeworks, Prada, D+G, Versace, Ray Ban. Give the gift of sight to your loved ones this holiday season. Gift cards can be used for everything at Image Optometry! Happy Holidays from Image Optometry!

JAK’s Dunbar 4474 Dunbar Street • 604.738.1299 We will be open from 9am-11pm every day this holiday season, including Christmas! We offer the best craft beer selection on Dunbar, as well as a fantastic BC wine selection including the newly released Nota Bene. Our specialists will help you find the perfect gift or a bottle to pair with your favorite holiday meals. We continue to share our passion for people and spirits. Jeff, Chris and their team would like to wish you a Happy Holiday! | November 15, 2017 - February 15, 2018



Jasmine Merritt 4446 Dunbar Street • 778.867.6900 Jasmine is an experienced hairstylist and master colourist with a passion for hair. She loves staying up on new trends and techniques to keep your style in the now. Jasmine recently moved to the Dunbar area after 10 years downtown and she’s excited to welcome new clients and share her love of hair! Book before December 31st and mention the gift guide to receive 20% off your visit this holiday season. Happy Holidays from Jasmine!

Mac’s Convenience Store 4470 Dunbar Street • 604.736.9528 Share some happiness with your loved ones during this holiday season and take advantage of some fast and easy shopping that everyone will appreciate! Stop in and choose from a wide variety of gift cards available at your own local Mac’s Convenience Store! Mac’s is open 24/7—even on Christmas and New Year’s Day. Happy Holidays from Farhan and his team!

Dunbar Theatre 4555 Dunbar Street • 604.222.2991 Coming to the Dunbar Theatre just in time for the holidays…Star Wars: The Last Jedi! Get your advance tickets or gift certificates for a perfect holiday gift or stocking stuffer. Also available, private event holiday parties! Please contact the Theatre for further information. Wishing everyone Happy Holidays and All the Best for 2018!

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Sher’s Stationery 2000 3552 West 41st Avenue • 604.261.2001 Want to know a secret? Come and see our intricately designed hard-cover journals—catch those fly away papers this holiday season with gorgeous glow in the dark paper weights. Sit back and enjoy a fiery cup of love with a special ceramic tea set! You can also mail all your parcels at your favorite one-stop shop at Sher’s Stationery 2000! Wishing you Seasons Greetings and a Happy and Prosperous New Year!—Sher, Salim and Aly-Shah

Kim Sangha 4446 Dunbar Street • 604.307.2680 Thirty years of experience has deepened my passion for hair cutting, colouring and styling. Thinking of returning to your natural grey hair? I have perfected a one-step method to enhance your hair’s natural highlights. Grey does not have to mean boring! Happy Holidays from Kim!

Stong’s Market 4221 Dunbar Street • 604.266.1401 You can’t go wrong with a gift card from Stong’s! We also have many floral arrangements to choose from or you can ask our florists for a custom creation! Happy Holidays from Stong’s Market! | November 15, 2017 - February 15, 2018



Lori Peterson 4446 Dunbar Street • 604.657.8844 With 30+ years of experience as an esthetician and makeup artist, I offer a full-service menu that includes manicures, pedicures, facials, lash and brow tints and waxing. Spoil yourself or someone you know with the gift of eyelash extensions for Christmas or private makeup lessons. Happy Holidays from Lori!

Massage Therapy on Dunbar 4192 Dunbar Street • 604.733.3376 Give the gift of Massage! Purchase a Gift Certificate for a relaxation or therapeutic treatment from one of our Registered Massage Therapists. Open evenings & weekends 7 days a week. Happy Holidays from: Vicki, Shalan, Megan, Amanda, Kirsty, Clare, Bethany & Caroline

Trans4mation Health and Wellness 4335 Dunbar Street • 604.338.9124 Are you looking for a fun space with amazing people who will support you in your journey to wellness? Perhaps someone you know would love a personal training gift certificate? We offer Kettlebell, TRX, Yoga, and Bootcamp group training as well as Personal Training. Happy Holidays from Susana and the wonderful fitness community at Trans4mation Health and Wellness!

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3322 Dunbar Street • 604.738.3321 3322 Dunbar Street • 604.738.3321 The Fizzics Waytap puts a taproom The Fizzics head on yourWaytap bottled puts beer!aAtaproom simple head on your bottled beer!byA 4simple portable device powered AA portable device powered by 4 AA batteries, the Fizzics Waytap uses batteries, thetoFizzics Waytap uses sound waves convert the beer’s sound waves to convert theideal beer’s natural carbonation into an natural carbonation into of anuniform ideal Micro-Foam™ comprised Micro-Foam™ comprised of uniform sized bubbles with the perfect sized bubbles with the perfect density that delivers enhanced densityflavor that delivers enhanced aroma, and mouth-feel. aroma, flavor and mouth-feel. Happy Holidays from the team Happy Holidays the team at Blight’s Home from Hardware! at Blight’s Home Hardware! | November 15, 2017 - February 15, 2018



CrossFit Empower 3321 Dunbar Street • 604.240.5098 Start the New Year right with a 60 minute CrossFit introduction at your local box— CrossFit Empower. Not only will you unlock your fitness potential; you will also be joining a community of supportive like-minded individuals. For more information please contact Coach Leon at 604.240.5098 or Happy Holidays from us all at CrossFit Empower!

The Dunbar Public House 4497 Dunbar Street • 604.222.9922 Slip into this friendly neighbourhood restaurant and enjoy watching a televised game as you sip the freshest beer selections on tap, indulge in high quality, fresh lunch and dinner fare or enjoy a weekend brunch on our patio. Gift Certificates are available and we are open 7 days a week from 11am until midnight. We look forward to serving you with a smile soon! Happy Holidays!

The Shop Hair & Esthetics 4446 Dunbar Street • 604.736.7467 The YUMI KERATIN LASH LIFT by Jag, Certified Technician and Master Trainer of BC. Your lashes are lifted and then tinted, allowing them to look longer and extremely visible. Lasts up to 12 weeks. Wake up and go! No Mascara. No Extensions. No Curler. No Maintenance. Receive 10% off the service, gift certificate and/or the YUMI™ Nourish Clear Keratin Mascara before December 31st. Wishing you Happiness and Good Health from Jag!

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Dunbar Dental Centre 215-3540 West 41st Avenue • 604.261.2220 Dr. Anna Pranata and her team would like to wish everyone a peaceful holiday full of health and happiness. As always, we offer you our partnership in achieving your oral health goals this year and the next! Once again this season, we will be putting together a holiday hamper for people in need. If you wish to join our efforts, feel free to drop off your item or donation at the office!

Vancity 4445 Dunbar Street • 604.877.7450 • Take the guesswork out of gift buying with the Vancity Visa Gift card. Vancity Visa Gift cards are perfect for any occasion—give the gift of freedom and choice by giving the Visa Gift card. Wishing the Dunbar Community Happy Holidays!

...from Dunbar Village Business Associaton

Happy Holidays | November 15, 2017 - February 15, 2018


The Dunbar Village Harvest Festival is presented by the Dunbar Village Business Association, a group of local business people who volunteer their time, energy and inspiration to make this event possible. To find out more about who we are, visit our website at MANY THANKS to the Dunbar Village businesses, community groups and volunteers for helping make Harvest Festival such a success. Please remember our very generous sponsors from the Dunbar business community when making future purchases. GOLD SPONSORS



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Cafes | Restaurants Bigsby The Bakehouse 4894 MacKenzie St 604-267-2253 Butter Baked Goods & Cafe 4907 MacKenzie St 604-221-4333 Cantina Pana 3625 W 29th Ave 604-620-1425 Cheshire Cheese Inn 4585 Dunbar St 604-224-2521 Cosy Inn Cafe 4455 Dunbar St 604-224-3133 Crepe & Café 3500 W 41st Ave 604-566-9787 Domino’s Pizza 3480 Dunbar St 604-733-0188 Dunbar Dairy Queen & Orange Julius 3380 Dunbar St 604-733-2884 Dunbar Pizza & Grill 3348 Dunbar St 604-732-4999 Dunbar Sushi 3626 W 16th Ave 604-568-5959

Handi Cuisine 4432 Dunbar St 604-738-3186

Riya’s Pizza 4464 Dunbar St 604-558-4466

Jethro’s Fine Grub 3420 Dunbar St 604-569-3441

Simon’s Kitchen 4418 Dunbar St 604-734-1135

Kokopelli Cafe 4593 Dunbar St 604-228-0818 Kuma Japanese 3446 Dunbar St 604-739-0170

La Notte Ristorante (ad p. 17) 3307 Dunbar St 604-222-4033 Mexicali 4424 Dunbar St 604-731-6517 Moki’s Pizza 5530 Dunbar St 604-263-4440 Moon Sushi 4385 Dunbar St 604-221-7874 Q Coffee 5601 Dunbar St 604-261-8188



Red Tuna Japanese 3592 W 41st Ave 604-266-7355 Starbucks Coffee 4467 Dunbar St 604-222-8069 Subway 4490 Dunbar St 604-263-4023 Sushi Inn 4414 Dunbar St 604-739-3818 Sweet Somethings 4321 Dunbar St 604-842-0261

The Dunbar Public House 4497 Dunbar St 604-222-9922 Tim Hortons 3463 Dunbar St 604-222-3130 Wild Sushi 4288 Dunbar St 604-568-9668

Grocery | Specialty Celtic Treasure Chest

(ad p. 7) 5639 Dunbar St 604-261-3688

Dunbar Produce 4355 Dunbar St 604-228-8615 | November 15, 2017 - February 15, 2018

Opening Soon! H Mart 5557 Dunbar St



FOOD | DRINK Grocery | Specialty ... con’t IHUA Bakery 3522 W 41st Ave 604-261-0189 Mac’s Convenience Store 4470 Dunbar St 604-736-9528


(ad p. 10-11) 3535 W 41st Ave 604-261-2423

Stong’s Market (ad p. 9) 4221 Dunbar St 604-266-1401

The Heights Market 4889 MacKenzie St 604-638-0651

Weigh to Go Bulk Foods 3534 W 41st Ave 604-266-6206 Windsor Meat Co. 4889 MacKenzie St 604-638-2470

Liquor BC Liquor Store 3453 Dunbar St 604-224-4412

JAK’s Beer Wine Spirits 4474 Dunbar St 604-738-1299

New District

(ad p. 25) 5650 Dunbar St 604-229-3663

SHOP - RETAIL Clothing | Accessories Dragon & Phoenix 3510 W 41st Ave 604-261-1317

MacGillycuddy’s 4881 MacKenzie St 604-263-5313

Christina’s Flower Shop 5615 Dunbar St 604-263-3011

Gardenia Flowers 5636 Dunbar St 604-269-9234

Floral | Nurseries Quince Fine Florals 4870 MacKenzie St 604-263-0202

Pharmacy Pure Integrative Pharmacy 3228 Dunbar St 604-732-3010

Southland Guardian Pharmacy 3554 W 41st Ave 604- 266-2882

YNP Dunbar Pharmacy (article p. 18-19) 4198 Dunbar St 604-738-1788

Shoppers Drug Mart 4326 Dunbar St 604-732-8855 50 | November 15, 2017 - February 15, 2018

Specialty Shops All Nations Stamp & Coin Enmark Jewellers Ltd 5630 Dunbar St 4315 Dunbar St 604-684-4613 604-224-3513 Germaine’s Antiques 4268 Dunbar St Blight’s Home Hardware 604-306-8364 (ad p. 7) 3322 Dunbar St Golden Rug Co. 604-738-3312 3211 Dunbar St 604-224-3222 Cheap Skates 3644 W 16th Ave Hob Too Furniture 604-222-1125 3458 Dunbar St 604-738-2066 Dunbar Greetings 3456 Dunbar St 604-731-3322 Hob Too Thrift Shop 3470 Dunbar St Dunbar Vacuum Ltd 604-737-7304 3468 Dunbar St 604-733-8713 Kerrisdale Equipment 4522 Dunbar St Educational Book Supply 604-224-3255 3548 W 41st Ave 604-677-8147

Lawrence Books 3591 W 41st Ave 604-261-3812 Shell Canada 3596 W 41st Ave 604-263-9330



Sher’s Stationery 2000 3552 W 41st Ave 604-261-2001 The Carrington Shoppe 3434 W 55th Ave 604-266-5725 The Window on Dunbar 4339 Dunbar St 604-221-4497 Toorak Tile & Design 3496 Dunbar St 604-739-5966

SERVICES Beauty | Hair | Spa Blink Beauty Bar 3562 W 41st Ave 604-261-8144

Dunbar Barbers 4264 Dunbar St 604-738-3165

Cabello Spa & Salon 3518 W 41st Ave 604-267-4247

George’s Hair Styling 4196 Dunbar St 604-738-4603

Care Well Esthetics 4311 Dunbar St 778-999-8908 Clippers Edge 4535 Dunbar St 604-224-0500 Duet Salon & Spa 3231 Dunbar St 604-222-8715

Great Clips 4484 Dunbar St 604-732-5123 Hair Place Kiji’s 4311 Dunbar St 604-742-0299 | November 15, 2017 - February 15, 2018

Hair Zone 3378 Dunbar St 604-788-8233 India Rose Makeup & Aesthetics Salon 4850 MacKenzie St 604-266-9774 J’aime Les Cheveux 3591 W 26th Ave 604-714-1118 JD’s Barbershop 4345 Dunbar St 778-379-1829



SERVICES Beauty | Hair | Spa ... con’t MacKenzie Heights Barber 2891 W 33rd Ave 604-261-7611

Sunflower Spa 3368 Dunbar St 778-379-2688

Top Cut Barbers 4238 Dunbar St 604-739-0744

Pampered by Kadie 4260 Dunbar St 604-809-5395

The Shop Hair & Esthetics 4446 Dunbar St 604-736-7467

Touch of Beauty 3291 Dunbar St 604-221-0010

Rose Nails & Spa 3383 Dunbar St 604-221-2200

Top Barber Cut 5631 Dunbar St 604-696-0581

VY Valentin Salon

Dunbar Evangelical Lutheran 3491 W 31st Ave 604-266-6818

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church 3778 W 28th Ave 604-224-5678

(article p. 12-14) 4290 Dunbar St 604-732-3523


Dunbar Heights Baptist 3996 W 17th Ave 604-224-1031 New Name! Dunbar Ryerson United 2195 W 45th Ave Second location: 3525 W 24th Ave 604-266-5377

Knox United Church

(ad p. 21) 5600 Balaclava St 604-261-3747

Marineview Chapel 4000 W 41st Ave 604-261-1444

St Philip’s Anglican Church

(ad p. 8) 3737 W 27th Ave 604-224-3238

Dental Dr. Alex K H Chan 203-3540 W 41st Ave 604-266-2860

Dr. George Porteous 5-3615 W 19th Ave 604-224-3115

Prodent Dental Lab 101-3540 W 41st Ave 604-263-3111

Dr. Kevin A.C. Phillips 4898 MacKenzie St 604-266-0421

Dunbar Dental Centre (ad p. 27) 215-3540 W 41st Ave 604-261-2220

Southlands Dental Group 3579 W 41st Ave 604-266-6232

Dentists on Dunbar 3335 Dunbar St 604-224-5611 Dr Benjamin Pliska 103-2786 W 16th Ave 604-732-6333 52

Dunbar Family Dental

(ad p. 22) 4210 Dunbar St 604-733-1616

Technident 2000 Lab 100-3540 W 41st Ave 604-266-1121 Westside Orthodontics 3619 W 18th Ave 604-736-5705 | November 15, 2017 - February 15, 2018

Dry Cleaning | Alterations | Shoe Repair Boulevard Valet 3594 W 41st Ave 604-261-0003 Busy Bee Cleaners 3556 W 41st Ave 604-263-2215 Dunbar 1 Hour Dry Cleaners 4479 Dunbar St 604-224-3818

Dunbar Laundromat & Dry Cleaning 4410 Dunbar St 604-736-5808 Gold Star Shoe Rebuilders 3308 Dunbar St 604-734-7477

Mai’s Dry Cleaners 3336 Dunbar St 604-739-6638 Money’s Dry Cleaning 4389 Dunbar St 604-224-5112



Yim’s Alterations 3378 Dunbar St 604-737-8822

Education & Performing Arts - Private Ace Education Consulting Ltd 210-3540 W 41st Ave 604-620-4848 Creative Minds 5351 Camosun St 604-263-4711 Crofton House School 3200 W 41st Ave 604-263-3255 Crown Preschool 3737 W 27th Ave 604-228-1316 Crown Street Kids Club 3320 Crown St 604-760-4703 Curiosity Corner Preschool 3455 W King Edward 604-261-4434 Da Future Studio 3536 W 41st Ave 604-564-1267 Dunbar Memorial Preschool 4747 Dunbar St 604-222-6065

Elite Montessori Academy 103-3641 W 29th 604-221-0242

Monkey See Monkey Do 3525 W 24th Ave 778-371-4659

Harmonious Music Studio (ad p. 28)

Opus Academy 5635 Dunbar St 604-267-3749

3594 W 17th Ave 604-767-0136

Immaculate Conception School (ad p. 3) 3745 W 28th Ave 604-224-5012 Journey To Learning 4428 Dunbar St 604-734-7374 La Petite Ecole 4037 W 32nd Ave 604-619-7313 Little House Tutoring 4895 MacKenzie St 604-266-1023 Little People Preschool 5600 Balaclava St 604-261-2219 | November 15, 2017 - February 15, 2018

Reading Gate Academy 204-3540 W 41st Ave 604-261-8984 St George’s School Jr Boys: 3851 W 29th Ave Sr Boys: 4175 W 29th Ave 604-224-1304 Tom Thumb Preschool 3737 W 27th Ave 604-222-2550 Vancouver Child Study Centre 3525 W 24th Ave 604-222-1943 Westgate Montessori School 3489 W 31st Ave 604-221-9300 Westside Kumon 3584 W 16th Ave 604-222-0182 53


SERVICES Education - Public Schools (Vancouver School District) Carnarvon Elementary 3400 Balaclava St 604-713-5396

Kerrisdale Elementary 5555 Carnarvon St 604-713-5446

Queen Elizabeth Annex 4275 Crown St 604-713-5482

Jules Quesnel Elementary 3050 Crown St 604-713-4577

Lord Byng High School 3939 W 16th Ave 604-713-8171

Queen Elizabeth Elementary 4102 W 16th Ave 604-713-5408

Kerrisdale Annex Elementary 3250 W 43rd Ave 604-713-5488

Lord Kitchener Elementary 3455 W King Edward Ave 604-713-5454

Southlands Elementary 5351 Camosun St 604-713-5414

BMO Bank of Montreal 4395 Dunbar St 604-665-7093

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CIBC 4306 Dunbar St 604-665-7697

Donald A. Nybo, CPA (ad p. 28) 6-3615 W 19th Ave 604-228-1166

(ad p. 22) 3560 W 41st Ave 604-731-6117 H & R Block 4220 Dunbar St 604-713-1500

RBC Royal Bank 4205 Dunbar St 604-665-5972 TD Canada Trust 4200 Dunbar St 604-654-6888 Vancity Credit Union 4445 Dunbar St 604-877-7000

Fitness & Sports


30 Minute Hit (ad p. 5) 3516 W 41st Ave 604-569-3233

Elements Academy of Martial Arts 4465 Dunbar St 604-568-3441

CrossFit Empower 3321 Dunbar St 778-873-4427

Prime Personal Training 3636 W 16th Ave 604-568-5220

Dunbar Lawn Bowling Club 3850 W 31st Ave 604-228-8428

Pulse Cycling Studio 3630 W 16th Ave

Shamrock Equestrian Centre 3320 W 55th Ave 604-649-4586 Southlands Riding Club 7025 Macdonald St 604-263-4817 Town & Country Equestrian 3434 West 55st Ave 604-738-4483

The Dailey Method 3584 W 41st Ave 604-266-9191 | November 15, 2017 - February 15, 2018

Fitness & Sports ... con’t Third Eye Martial Arts 4256 Dunbar St 604-669-8707

New! Trans4mation Health & Wellness 4335 Dunbar St 604-338-9124

Vibes Fitness

(ad p. 25) 5628 Dunbar St 604 428-8423



Health | Medical Alex Musial MD Inc. 4298 Dunbar St 604-731-3612 Chaldecott Medical Clinic 4186 Dunbar St 604-739-9881 Dr. Brian Harris Inc. 211-3540 W 41st Ave 604-261-5015

Dr. Patricia Gorman, Chiropractor (ad p. 27) 202-3641 W 29th Ave 778-681-3445

Dunbar Eyecare Optometry 2-3554 W 41st Ave 604-263-8874

FYidoctors - Dunbar 4292 Dunbar St 604-739-2022 Gail Olive Masage Therapy 4-3615 W 19th Ave 604-224-5856 Healing Abundance Holistic Medicine 3593 W 26th Ave 778-997-4628 Hotz Consultants Ltd 208-3540 W 41st Ave 604-873-0013 Image Optometry 4250 Dunbar St 604-293-3937

Dunbar Physio 205-3540 W 41st Ave 604-266-3303

Life Chiropractic 4168 Dunbar St 604-742-0702 lifechiropracticDunbar Psychological Services 216-3540 W 41st Ave Life Labs 604-264-1777 112-3540 W 41st Ave 604-264-9815 Dunbar Spinal Decompression 4168 Dunbar St Massage Therapy 604-742-0702 dunbarspinalon Dunbar (ad p. 20) 4192 Dunbar St 604-733-3376 Envision Counselling 202-3641 W 29th Ave 604-222-1120 Mark Finch & Associates 202-3641 W 29th Ave 604-222-9505 | November 15, 2017 - February 15, 2018

Pacific Mountain Centre (ad p. 27) 101-3309 Dunbar St

Carolyne Abrams 778-229-4532

Dr Sandra L. Clark 604-730-9988

Beverley Kort

604-362-7847 Kathleen Wood 604-785-4015 Preventum Personalized Health Care 3210 Dunbar St 604-731-9866 Skinworks Dermapure 3568 W 41st Ave 604-737-7100 Skinworks Plastic Surgery 3578 W 41st Ave 604-733-9711 Southland Medical Group 110-3540 W 41st Ave 604-261-5340 Southland’s Physiotherapy 3579 W 41st Ave 604-263-8110 Tessa Cherniavsky Massage Therapy Clinic 203A-3540 W 41st Ave 604-266-2757



SERVICES Insurance Buntain Insurance

Johnston Meier Insurance 120-3479 Dunbar St 604-736-3831

Alta Vista Animal Hospital 4543 Dunbar St 604-221-5858

Barktholomews Pet Edibles 4883 MacKenzie St 604-568-3600

Artistic Styling Salon for Pets 4188 Dunbar St 604-739-6822

Bosley’s Pet Food 3502 W 41st Ave 604-266-2667

(ad p. 8) 4295 Dunbar St 604-736-8855 5540 Dunbar St - Southlands 604-266-5433

Rand & Fowler Insurance 4860 MacKenzie St 604-266-2357

Pets K & K Pet Foods 4595 Dunbar St 604-224-2513 Pets Beautiful 5620 Dunbar St 604-261-5310

Specialty Aedis Realty 2895 W 33rd Ave 604-688-8669

Feature Projects 5733 Collingwood St 604-220-8907

Browns Restaurant Group 207A-3540 W 41st Ave 604-630-0885

Invisionation Photography 5629 Dunbar St 604-253-4568

Designers Collective 2885 W 33rd Ave 604-786-3868

Martin Bros Funeral Services

Digital Photo Station 4485 Dunbar St 604-222-3513

(ad p. 27) 3398 Dunbar St 778-330-7799

Natural Balance Premium Home Builders 3288 Dunbar St 778-330-7607

Sage Construction (ad p. 15) 3349 Dunbar St 604-569-2692 Visual Space Gallery 3352 Dunbar St 604-559-0576

COMMUNITY Andrew Wilkinson MLA (ad p. 7) 5640 Dunbar St 604-664-0748

Dunbar Community Centre 4747 Dunbar St 604-222-6060 56

New! Dunbar Community Garden Dunbar Community Patrol 604-222-9824 Dunbar Earthquake & Emergency Preparedness

Dunbar Public Library 4515 Dunbar St 604-665-3968 Dunbar Residents’ Association 604-222-9824 | November 15, 2017 - February 15, 2018

Dunbar Theatre 4555 Dunbar St 604-222-2991

Dunbar Village Business Association

(ads p. 6, 32, 33, 34-42, 44-45, 47, back cover)

Pacific Spirit Park Society Southlands Heritage Farm 6767 Balaclava St 604-261-1295


COMMUNITY ... con’t

Businesses Without Storefront in Dunbar Carousel Theatre for Young People (ad p. 2) 604-669-3410

Design by Fire

(ad p. 46) 604-831-9206

Driving Miss Daisy (ad p. 20) 604-723-7247

Dunbar Little League (ad p. 23)

Dunbar Painting

(ad p. 25) 604-788-3382

Dunbar Plumbing (ad p. 29) 604-312-2686

Granville Gardens

(ad p. 21) 1550 W 49th Ave 604-563-3540

Hammerberg Lawyers, Joel Zanatta (ad p. 15) 1220-1200 W 73rd Ave 604-269-8500

Higher Ground Gardens

(ad p. 24) 778-323-1502

JB McDermotts

Sandra Steier Photography

(ad p. 46) 778-839-8355

(ad p. 29) 8162 Ontario St 604-261-9212

Scouts Canada 25th Dunbar Point Grey 31st St Philip’s

Kirkland Heating & Cooling

Vancouver Community Baseball

Korean Red Ginseng

Vancouver United FC (Dunbar Soccer Association)

(ad p. 23) 112 W 2nd Ave 604-261-2525 (ad p. 28) 225-2083 Alma St 604-620-9066

Molly Maid, Meg Roberts

(ad p. 16)

West Point Grey District Girl Guides

(ad p. 28) 604-734-7260

Reid Brothers Plumbing & Heating (ad p. 20) 1636 W 75th Ave 604-263-0323

RE/MAX Select Realty Karel Palla & Darryl Sjerven (ad p. 22) 604-329-1430 | November 15, 2017 - February 15, 2018



November 2017 Nov 18

Crofton House Winter Bazaar, 10am-4pm (p. 59)

Nov 25

Christmas Fair at St Philip’s Church, 11am-2pm (p. 8)

Nov 25

Holiday Craft Fair, 10am - 5pm, Dunbar Community Centre

Nov 25-26

Homes for the Holidays (p. 26)

December 2017 Dec 1

Vancouver Public Schools Non-Instructional Day

Dec 2

Christmas Fair, 8:30am-1pm, Immaculate Conception School (p. 3)

Dec 2

Dunbar Village for Holidays, 10am-3pm (back cover)

Dec 13

Sing Along! A Night of Music, 7pm, Knox United Church (p. 21)

Dec 17

Christmas Carol Sing Along, 7pm, St Philip’s (p. 8)

Dec 21

First day of winter

Dec 25


Dec 26

Boxing Day

Dec 27

Vancouver Public Schools Winter Break (Dec 27 - Jan 5)

January & February 2018 Jan 1

New Year’s Day

Jan 8

Vancouver Public Schools reopen

Jan 17

Open House at Immaculate Conception School, 6:30-8pm (p. 3)

Jan 21

Dunbar Life magazine advertising deadline for Feb 15 (p. 48)

Feb 2

Groundhog Day

Feb 12

Family Day

Feb 14

Valentine’s Day

Feb 16

Chinese New Year - Year of the Dog

For updates and details go to

58 | November 15, 2017 - February 15, 2018

Crofton House Winter Bazaar Presented by the CHS Parents’ Auxiliary

Saturday, November 18 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Open to the public

Proceeds benefit local charity Crofton House School 3200 West 41st Avenue

Crafts • Games • Food • Shopping • Fun | November 15, 2017 - February 15, 2018



Carri ree age R with dona ide t io t Foodo the n Bank

Dec. 2








Pick-up & Drop-off



with Donation to the Food Bank






Tim Hoon’s


Horse & Carriage Rides





Gardenia Florist

More info at! For more information please visit

Dunbar Life - Nov 2017  
Dunbar Life - Nov 2017  

A Guide to Local Shopping and Events in Dunbar Village, Vancouver BC