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A Message from DVBA Mysha Dewar-McClelland, President of the Dunbar Village Business Association In this issue we introduce you to a husband and wife team, Phil McNeill and Jaylene Wilson, who reopened the British-themed pub The Cheshire Cheese Inn in January of this year and renamed it The Cheese Inn. The Cheese Inn still offers daily events including Trivia Tuesday in addition to Happy Hour and weekend brunch. H-Mart opened its doors late last year offering a wide selection of Asian groceries and quick meals. The BB.Q Chicken kiosk is a customer favourite!

Welcome to the fall issue of Dunbar Life! It has been a busy summer in Dunbar, thanks in part to the fabulous weather starting early and sticking around longer so that we could really enjoy the warm days. As fall approaches, you will be interested to know that our newly elected volunteer Board of Directors has made some exciting community event changes. Dunbar will be forgoing the annual Harvest Festival in favour of expanding the hugely popular Trick-or-Treat event in Dunbar Village. Save the date of Saturday, October 26 for this family-friendly event! Stay tuned for further details about games, arts and crafts, live music, and much more.

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H-Mart: One Arm Full of Groceries Story by Sarah Gordon

Photos by Sandra Steier

Dunbar has a variety of grocery stores to choose from and each has its special place in the neighbourhood. H-Mart Dunbar is the newest arrival and has saved customers from having to travel to other parts of the city to purchase Asian groceries.

Is there a story behind the business name? Marketing manager Tae Kim explains, “H-Mart was formerly known as Hanahreum Mart. The Korean phrase ‘Han Ah Reum’ means ‘one arm full of groceries.’ Because it was difficult to pronounce, we shortened the name to H-Mart.”

The H-Mart supermarket chain got its start 37 years ago in New York. Since then 100 stores have opened in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.

Coquitlam’s H-Mart was the first in Canada. Other Lower Mainland locations include Langley, Port Coquitlam, Richmond, UBC, and downtown Vancouver.

In November 2018 H-Mart Dunbar opened for business.

Tae says, “We opened the Dunbar store so the community could easily access Asian groceries.” The Deli Kitchen and food court are extremely popular. Customers enjoy shopping and having the option to have a quick meal at the food court; the BB.Q Chicken kiosk is a customer favourite. Tae reports, “BB.Q Chicken is the most popular fried chicken franchise in Korea. With its special seasoning and sauce, BB.Q fried chicken is more sweet and savoury than other fried chicken in Canada. Many ready-to-eat meals such as bento boxes and marinated meat rice bowls are made in store at the Deli Kitchen.”

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“If you want Asian food for lunch or dinner, H-Mart’s food court is your go-to place.” Tae Kim Each H-Mart store is unique. Tae says, “For example, H-Mart Coquitlam focuses on Korean products while our Richmond store carries 60 percent non-Korean Asian products. H-Mart Dunbar focuses on attracting shoppers who are looking for everyday groceries such as tofu for dinner or Kimchi as a side dish. We are trying to carry as many items as possible so people can find what they need.” H-Mart Dunbar has both live and fresh seafood you may not find elsewhere locally. The store is best known for its bakery and hot food that is prepared in store each morning. Tae says, “We sell both convenient and conventional food options. Although many processed items come from Asia, most of H-Mart’s produce, seafood and meat are from North America. Like our slogan “Better Foods, Better Life,” we are committed to providing fresh produce and seafood through a wide selection of Asian imports as well as Western products.” In the early years H-Mart focussed primarily on Korean products; it now tries to serve a broader clientele. H-Mart Dunbar is designed to attract customers from different ethnic backgrounds by providing popular Asian meals and fresh ingredients that can be used in many cuisines.

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“We believe food is an essential part of one’s culture and many of our Asian customers come to our store looking for flavours from their homeland. As well, Western customers shop at H-Mart for fresh seasonal fruits or to look for an exotic Asian food experience,” says Tae. Many people have welcomed H-Mart Dunbar and enjoy being able to purchase their favourite groceries close to home. Tae comments, “There are still a lot of people who are not familiar with us or who are afraid to adventure through the aisles of an Asian supermarket. We are striving to make these new customers feel more comfortable shopping at H-Mart.”

“If you have any questions, our staff will be more than happy to explain what a product is and how to cook it.” Tae Kim

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Tae points out, “Although H-Mart is an Asian supermarket we do carry many Western products. All of the labels are written in English so don’t be afraid to come and experience exotic Oriental foods.” Customer service is one of H-Mart’s top priorities. Tae says, “Our customers are spending their own time to shop at our store and we want their time at H-Mart to be really pleasant and enjoyable so they will come back and shop again.”

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What does H-Mart’s team enjoy most about this location? Tae says with a smile, “What we like most about Dunbar is the residents. The people are nice and friendly, and they have passion for the food they crave. Dunbar may look peaceful but it is quite vibrant when it comes to food.”

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www.HigherGroundGardens.com Fall Garden Clean Ups: Include Trimming & Pruning Shape hedges and shrubs of all varieties in your garden by mid-October. This allows plants time to harden off. Plants that benefit from fall trimming or pruning: • Lavender: Remove flower stems by cutting into the silvery-green leaves about 1-2 inches to create a rounded shape. • Roses: Remove long canes and create a framework for the pruning you will do in winter. • Cedar Hedges: Regular trimming of your cedar hedge is extremely important in order to grow a dense and healthy-looking hedge. The best time of year to cut your cedar hedge is in September and October. This will allow you to cut back summer growth while still leaving enough time for cuts to harden off before winter. You also get the most value for your dollar as the hedge will look sharp all winter before it starts growing again.

Plan Ahead for Fruit Trees Apply lime to the base of trees in autumn, allowing the chemical process to take place throughout winter. It generally takes 6 months for lime to change your soil’s pH. By spring, your tree will be primed for production. Remember to book your winter fruit tree pruning service for January or February while the trees are still dormant. Winter is the ideal time to prune to encourage fruit growth. Mulching Saves Plants Covering garden beds with composted mulch saves new plants. Boxwood hedges respond well to mulch as their roots are often exposed at the surface of the soil. Blanket all garden beds with a nutrient rich mulch to get them through another potentially harsh winter.

Jessica Salvador is a certified landscape horticulturist; Christian Kessner is a certified landscape technician and together they are co-owners of Higher Ground Gardens, celebrating over 10 years of service in Dunbar.

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The Cheese Inn:

A Family’s Labour of Love Story by Sarah Gordon

Photos by Sandra Steier

Dunbar’s beloved British themed pub is once again open for business. When long time Cheshire Cheese Inn owner Alan Cassidy retired last fall it was uncertain who would take the helm. Fortunately for Dunbar, Jaylene Wilson and her husband Phil McNeill purchased the business and reopened the restaurant in early January 2019. Dunbar residents are thrilled that the newly renamed The Cheese Inn is continuing to serve up food, drinks and good times that this community 16

hub has been known for since 1979. In turn, Jaylene and Phil are thrilled to be the proprietors of a restaurant they love, and they are excited to add their own distinct touches to The Cheese Inn. The transition was seamless for Jaylene who worked as the pub’s manager and as a server for seven years, and for Phil who helped Alan out in the kitchen. This was a huge advantage for the couple as they were familiar with the ins and outs of operating the establishment. Phil has an impressive background in the food and hospitality industry. In his managerial roles he was responsible for opening numerous Lone Star Café, Hard Rock Café and Planet Hollywood locations.

“Our hearts have been touched by the community’s support.” Jaylene Wilson

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Phil McNeill Regular customers pitched in to help paint inside and update the patio. Jaylene says, “We wouldn’t have been able to do it without their help. It was really beautiful.”

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children who have been incredibly supportive and lend a hand at the pub. Their son Michael is a manager at the restaurant, and Jaylene has kind words to say about their highly valued staff. The pub was packed when it reopened on a Trivia Tuesday, which is a well-loved tradition at The Cheese Inn. Dan Haber, a long-standing patron and friend, hosts the weekly event. General knowledge questions are asked and the winning team receives a $50 gift card toward their bill.

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It was important to keep the signature classic British dishes that customers know and love such as toad in the hole (pork bangers baked in a Yorkshire pudding with mashed potato, veggies and Guinness gravy), fish and chips, and a variety of pot pies (chicken, cottage, Guinness steak and mushroom, and fisherman’s pie), lamb stew, and liver and onions. In addition, the menu features a good selection of healthy home cooked meals including soups, salads, starters, burgers, sandwiches, and pasta dishes. Jaylene’s personal favourite is the shrimp and avocado sandwich and she mentions the beer battered Lingcod fish and chips are delicious. Who doesn’t love a good brunch? The brunch menu is offered daily from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Cheese Inn is also known for its British breakfast and made to order omelettes. The menu includes a variety of eggs Benny dishes and delicious homemade hash browns made from local farm potatoes. When it comes to dessert, word has it Lynette’s sticky toffee pudding (made in Vancouver) is the best in the world. Try some for yourself – Jaylene says that people get upset if they have run out!

out of town guests enjoy making a nostalgic trip back to their favourite family friendly pub. From reunions, to parties and celebrations of life, groups like to gather in the welcoming environment. It is evident that Jaylene and Phil care deeply about The Cheese Inn. She says with a smile, “As any small business owner knows, it’s not about money. I have always wanted to run my own business. It’s a goal we set as a couple and it’s rewarding to have achieved it. I love adventures and challenges. It’s a new chapter.” Jaylene concludes, “I want people to feel comfortable here. I am proud of The Cheese Inn. It’s a labour of love.”

From pies to mains, The Cheese Inn’s meals are made from scratch with as many local ingredients as possible.

The Cheese Inn 4585 Dunbar Street Vancouver BC V6S 2G7 Telephone 604-620-1951 www.cheeseinn.com

They purchase produce grown in Ladner and love to support the farming community where they live. Jaylene and Phil have introduced live music twice a month. It draws a diverse crowd and local musicians have been asking if they can perform. Check out the website to see who will be playing next. Their customer base is largely locals although some 18

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WEST SIDE PAINT & DECORATING: CHOOSING EXTERIOR COLOURS Submitted by Aisling Ely Exterior painting is no small feat! When you are investing time and money into your home, you want to make sure what you are choosing covers many factors. You need to consider: • • • •

Paint Quality Current Trends Compatibility within your neighbourhood Current fixtures that are in place (roofing, stonework, etc.) • Paint Sheen

When it comes to choosing quality, nothing beats Benjamin Moore’s Aura paint. Not only does it stand up to the elements with a lifetime guarantee, it also ensures a vibrant, richer finish and superior fade resistance in your chosen colour with Colour Lock™ technology. The high build formula provides extreme hide and coverage for fewer coats. If you’re worried about the exterior painting session coming to an end too soon, you’ll be pleased to learn that Aura withstands a lower temperature application, allowing you to extend the painting season. What’s more it even has mildew resistance, so you can apply with ease knowing that even in our Vancouver climate, your eaves will stay mildew free!

like tones add a lavish finish that you’re sure to be pleased with. It’s also a beautiful colour for the summer, as it is reminiscent of sea side vacations, while also transitions well into the fall and winter, with it’s cooler tones. These photo’s below show a before and after of one of our customer’s recent colour updates. They used Hale Navy, HC-154, in Aura exterior. Neutrals are also a popular choice; they allow other attributes to pop, such as architectural features or a beautiful front door. Grays and greiges are always sure to please! Some of the more popular neutral choices are: Edgecomb Gray HC-173, Revere Pewter HC-172 (the green undertones, make this an excellent choice for a tree-lined street), Gray Owl OC-52 and Pale Oak OC-20. If you like these colours, but are unsure of which one works best for you, booking an exterior colour consult is a great way to figure out what works best for your home. As always, whites and off-whites continue to shine in popularity both interior and exterior. However, choosing the best white, or knowing if white is even the correct choice for you, is possibly one of the more difficult choices. If white is your style, then a colour consult will prove invaluable to you. For white to truly shine and add the clean neutral finish you are looking for you must consider some different factors. If you choose too crisp of a white with a blue undertone, it may look good at certain times of the day, depending on how much light your exterior is exposed too, but these whites can become unbearably bright! Whites with a yellow undertone tend to take on a soft

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country look. Usually whites with a green undertone work best, as they tend to be the most neutral. Although, it is always nice to know what is currently trending in terms of colour, it’s also good to keep in mind what is trending in your neighborhood. You may want your house to pop, but you want that to be for the right reasons! The best inspiration may come from stepping outside. Select hues that are compatible with your neighborhood, architectural style and natural surroundings. For exterior colours inspired by classic American design and architecture, look no further than Benjamin Moore’s Historical Collection for tried and true favorites that are perfect for any home. Some of my favourite choices from this collection are: Ashley Gray HC-87, as it’s a warm brown, with a nice gray undertone allowing it to veer away from becoming too brown

gloss, hides surface imperfections and cleans well. Semi-gloss paints add extra durability and clean up easily, making them a good choice for areas such as windowsills that bear the brunt of weather shifts. High gloss finishes make colour look richer but magnifys surface imperfections.

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If you’ve any questions, or want to enquire about hiring a colour consult, we’re here to help! Just call in for a coffee and a chat or connect with us by phone or email.

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Aisling Ely studied Fine Art & Design at Limerick College of Art & Design in Ireland. She is available for colour consultations by appointment.

features or stone work. These are big elements and always a good place to start when building your home’s exterior colour palette. You want to make sure you are selecting the correct undertones, so that everything flows well together and you don’t get left feeling like something isn’t quite right! The final thing to consider when choosing your new exterior is the finish of the paint. Colour is only one aspect of an exterior paint choice; sheen is another important factor. Low Lustre finish is a top choice for the main siding colour—the low-reflective finish adds a slight DunbarLife.com

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St. Philip’s Anglican Church: Under Our Roof and Beyond Our Walls Story by Stuart Hallam

Photos by Sandra Steier

You probably think you know all about St. Philip’s – it’s been one of the cornerstones of Dunbar for well over 90 years. You probably know all about what happens ‘under our roof’ – all the many activities that take place here, the worshipping community, the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides, community groups, exercise classes, the rummage sales, the Christmas fair, not to mention the two preschools that have been part of the fabric of the church centre for generations... and don’t forget about those two bowling alleys! You probably also know that Dunbar Life described us as the ‘Champions of Dunbar Village,’ which made us blush a little! And that the new Rector, The Rev’d Stuart Hallam, quite unusually for your typical Anglican Priest, was for the last 16 years a Royal Marine Commando Chaplain, serving around the globe. But there are also things you might not know about St. Philip’s… Just as Dunbar has changed and grown, so have we. We aspire to be an open and inclusive community. The people who make St. Philip’s what it is, make it a place of welcoming care, a place where we are surprised by God and are changed for good. A place where everyone can explore how to live a rewarding life, learn to forgive each other, and learn to forgive ourselves. We are a community which inspires to be inclusive and welcoming regardless of 26

ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age or background. Sometimes we meet our aspirations, sometimes we don’t, but our aspiration remains the same, to be open, even when we are closed. One wonderful thing that has recently changed, and what we as a parish have advocated for many years, is that we are now allowed to perform same sex weddings at St. Philip’s. We are overjoyed about this because we believe that God makes us who we are and wishes to bless all our relationships. Indeed, as the ‘Good Book’ says, ‘God is love and those who live in love, live in God and God lives in them’ – we couldn’t agree more! We believe God makes herself present when people join together in community – dreaming of a new world, as some people in Scripture dreamt before us and as many people, of all faiths or none, have dreamt throughout history. Sometimes we meet God when we pray and sing, and when we share bread and wine. Sometimes we meet God in the street, in a conversation with a stranger or when we are inspired to get together to change things.... and sometimes we miss seeing him. We find that you don’t need to believe in God to encounter God. Often, it’s the week by week, ordinary habits of trying to live together in a community of faith, and doubt, that matter

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most. Some people in our community are accidental Christians who inadvertently stumbled into faith after a funeral or baptism, or made a friend who was part of this crowd of witnesses and found they became friends too. Some people at St. Philip’s have been here a long time, and now bring their children or grandchildren. Some are people recovering from bad experiences of church and are slowly learning how to come back. Others have never been to church before, but have found a home here. All – including you – are welcome and accepted. We are grateful to be part of the Anglican Church of Canada and we recognize the privilege of being a church for the whole neighbourhood, not just a church for those to come along on Sunday. The Anglican Church is not perfect by any means, but it is at its best when it stands with people who society seems to have forgotten, or when it works to make our world fairer, or when it suggests following a different path to finding peace, joy, and meaning in this life. We are made up of a rich blend of active volunteers (treasurers, pastoral visitors, youth and children’s leaders, teachers, singers, cooks, gardeners... and many more besides) and paid staff, including our Clergy, our Parish Manager, Beth, and our Director of Music, Michael. We are passionate about the many issues we are already involved with, such as sponsoring a Syrian refugee family to settle in Canada, working with local homeless people on the Westside, and striving for reconciliation with our indigenous neighbours. But we would like to be passionate about other issues within our community too, and want to join together with others who want to make Dunbar, and the world, a better place for everyone. We want to teach and be taught, to serve and be served, by everyone who is on this journey of life together.

for. We believe in God’s love for each and every one of us. We try to embrace differences, and one of the only things we’re strict about is our conviction that everyone is welcome at the communion table to receive the bread and the wine, because the invitation to participate is not ours but Jesus of Nazareth’s, who didn’t turn anyone away. Music is a big part of our main service at 10 o’clock on Sundays. We have a very talented Music Director, a magnificent pipe organ, a wonderful choir, a hymnbook full of traditional and familiar hymns, and on many Sundays much of the liturgy is sung. On the other hand, the first Sunday of every month is “family worship” with a church band to lead the music. Music also plays a huge part of our wider spiritual programs and we host many wonderful concerts, usually on Sunday afternoons. We also have two quieter, more contemplative services. On Sunday mornings at 8 o’clock we have said Holy Eucharist, which uses the traditional language of the Anglican Prayer Book, and on Wednesdays we have a lovely little gathering at 10 o’clock, which has its focus on prayers for healing, followed by coffee and cake! But you don’t need to come to a service or a concert to enjoy St Philip’s. One thing we now do is have the church open during the day (between 8am & 6pm) so that anyone can just drop by and enjoy the wonderful sacred space - to sit, pray, meditate, think or light a candle.

St. Philip’s may look like a traditional Anglican church in lots of ways, but that’s definitely not the whole story. We harness liturgy, music and traditions from a rich treasure trove of Anglican Spirituality, which we sometimes adapt in order to reflect who we are and what our community stands DunbarLife.com

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We value children and young people very highly and they are included in all our services each and every Sunday. We have age-appropriate activities, ‘Godly Play’ for the younger ones and ‘Godly Say’ for the older, that take them out of the service for a while before returning to share the Eucharist with the whole church family. We have a fantastic youth group for older teens which is run by adult volunteers, and we gather together once a month for an all-parish potluck dinner and games night. We think it’s important that children and young people own their own spirituality, question their faith, and learn – whether it be in Sunday morning programs, 24-hour weekend retreats, Saturday night youth group, or just in casual conversation with each other and with more mature members of our parish community. Honesty is important to us – there are no dumb questions or wrong answers, and there are no easy answers either.

We are a spiritual community with a holistic outlook, a liberal heart, a progressive theology, a social conscience, and an increasingly eclectic liturgy. But we recognize that for many people ‘beyond our walls,’ traditional church services simply do not scratch where they itch! So we are striving to offer new ways of encountering God for those around us who believe themselves to be spiritual, but not religious. We are constantly seeking new ways to help people’s spiritual journey – not hinder them – such as using meditation, or the Labyrinth, or art to explore our spiritual core and feed our inner hunger. We

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distinctive, but not arrogant, learning from one another and journeying together – a place where those who can, do, and those who can’t are carried. On a good day we are welcoming, non-judgmental, inclusive, fun, friendly and relevant. On a bad day, we remind ourselves of our good days and move on!

In order to continue what we already do and to achieve what we would like to do in the future, we are currently engaged in Capital Fundraising Campaign called Under Our Roof and Beyond Our Walls, seeking to raise $1.5 million over the next three years. Most of the money raised will help us restore and maintain our buildings for another generation of Dunbarites to enjoy. The rest will help us develop programmes and services to continue serving our quickly-changing community and meet the spiritual needs of this generation in new and innovative ways. We realize that what made us the ‘Champions of Dunbar Village’ in the past probably will not be the same things that make us central to the quickly changing needs of Dunbar Village moving forward. Neither do we want to act alone, but rather in partnership with others, as we recognize that God is at work throughout our community in ways seen and unseen. As our community changes and develops, we hope to show a warm welcome to everyone who walks through our door. So why not take another look at St Philip’s? Whether it is ‘Under Our Roof’ or ‘Beyond Our Walls’, we look forward to meeting you. Together, we can work to ensure that Dunbar remains the vibrant, unique community that it always has been. Together we can find meaning in our busy lives, feed our souls, and serve each other. Together we can be the Champions of Dunbar Village! St. Philip’s Anglican Church 3737 W 27th Avenue Vancouver BC V6S 1R2 Telephone 604-224-3238 www.stphilipsdunbar.com

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FYidoctors: Dunbar Clinic Relocation Article and photos submitted Fifteen years ago Drs. Stephanie Brooks, Tod McNab, and Donna Mockler opened their eye clinic on Dunbar St. Over these years, they've added additional doctors and a lot of hi-tech instrumentation. As a result of an ongoing commitment to providing state-ofthe-art vision care, FYidoctors Dunbar will be relocating their clinic to 4508 Dunbar Street, two blocks south and beside the new London Drugs.

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Education & Performing Arts - Private Crofton House School 3200 W 41st Ave 604-263-3255 croftonhouse.ca

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

Little People Preschool 5600 Balaclava St 604-261-2219 littlepeople.ca

Crown Preschool 3737 W 27th Ave 604-228-1316 crownpreschool.ca

Harmonious Music Studio

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

(ad p. 30) 3594 W 17th Ave 604-767-0136 harmoniousmusicstudio.com

Crown Street Kids Club 3320 Crown St 604-760-4703 cskc.ca

Immaculate Conception School

Curiosity Corner Preschool 3455 W King Edward 604-261-4434 curiositycornerpreschool.ca

Indigo Education 5737 Collingwood 778-680-5733 canadaindigo.com

Da Future Studio 3536 W 41st Ave 604-564-1267 dafture.ca Dunbar Memorial Preschool 4747 Dunbar St 604-222-6065 dunbarmemorialpreschool.ca

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(ad p. 7) 3745 W 28th Ave 604-224-5012 icschoolvancouver.com

La Petite Ecole 4037 W 32nd Ave 604-619-7313 lapetiteecole.ca

September 1 - November 15, 2019

Opus Academy 5635 Dunbar St 604-267-3749 opusacademy.com Reading Gate Academy 204-3540 W 41st Ave 604-261-8984 vanwest.readinggate.com Sprouts Academy 4000 W 41st Ave 604-454-8369 sproutsacademy.ca St George’s School Jr Boys: 3851 W 29th Ave Sr Boys: 4175 W 29th Ave 604-224-1304 stgeorges.bc.ca DunbarLife.com


Education & Performing Arts - Private ... con’t Tom Thumb Preschool 3737 W 27th Ave 604-222-2550 tomthumbpreschool.ca

Westgate Montessori School 3489 W 31st Ave 604-221-9300 westgatemontessori.com

Westside Kumon 3584 W 16th Ave 604-222-0182 kumon.ca

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Vancouver Child Study Centre 3525 W 24th Ave 604-222-1943 vancouverchildstudycentre.ca

Education - Public Schools (Vancouver School District) Carnarvon Elementary 3400 Balaclava St 604-713-5396 crn.vsb.bc.ca

Kerrisdale Elementary 5555 Carnarvon St 604-713-5446 kerrisdale.vsb.bc.ca

Queen Elizabeth Annex 4275 Crown St 604-713-5482 queenelizabeth-anx.vsb.bc.ca

Jules Quesnel Elementary 3050 Crown St 604-713-4577 quesnel.vsb.bc.ca

Lord Byng High School 3939 W 16th Ave 604-713-8171 byng.vsb.bc.ca

Queen Elizabeth Elementary 4102 W 16th Ave 604-713-5408 queenelizabeth.vsb.bc.ca

Kerrisdale Annex Elementary 3250 W 43rd Ave 604-713-5488 kerrisdale-anx.vsb.bc.ca

Lord Kitchener Elementary 3455 W King Edward Ave 604-713-5454 kitchener.vsb.bc.ca

Southlands Elementary 5351 Camosun St 604-713-5414 go.vsb.bc.ca/southlands

Financial BMO Bank of Montreal 4395 Dunbar St 604-665-7093 bmo.com

Edward Jones 3560 W 41st Ave 604-731-6117 edwardjones.ca

TD Canada Trust 4200 Dunbar St 604-654-6888 tdcanadatrust.com

CIBC 4306 Dunbar St 604-665-7697 cibc.com

H & R Block 4220 Dunbar St 604-713-1500 hrblock.ca

Vancity Credit Union 4445 Dunbar St 604-877-7000 vancity.com

Donald A. Nybo, CPA

RBC Royal Bank 4205 Dunbar St 604-665-5972 rbc.com

(ad p. 30) 6-3615 W 19th Ave 604-228-1166

Fitness & Sports 30 Minute Hit 3516 W 41st Ave 604-569-3233 30minutehit.com/kerrisdale

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Barre Fitness Dunbar (ad p. 35) 3584 W 41st Ave 604-266-9191 barrefitness.com

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

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SERVICES Fitness & Sports ... con’t Elements Academy of Martial Arts

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

(ad p. 33) 4465 Dunbar St 604-568-3441 elementsacademy.com

Third Eye Martial Arts 4256 Dunbar St 604-669-8707 temartialarts.com

Pulse Cycling Studio 3630 W 16th Ave pulsecycling.ca

Health | Medical Chaldecott Medical Clinic 4186 Dunbar St 604-739-9881

Highroads Medical Clinic 4560 Dunbar St highroadsmedical.com

Dr. Brian Harris Inc. 211-3540 W 41st Ave 604-261-5015

Image Optometry 4250 Dunbar St 604-293-3937 image.ca

Dr. Gorman, Chiropractor 202-3641 W 29th Ave 778-681-3445 drpatriciagorman.com

Life Integrative

Dunbar Eyecare Optometry 2-3554 W 41st Ave 604-263-8874 dunbareyecare.com Dunbar Physio 205-3540 W 41st Ave 604-266-3303 dunbarphysio.com

(ad p. 7) 4168 Dunbar St 604-742-0702 lifechiropractic.ca Life Labs 112-3540 W 41st Ave 604-264-9815 lifelabs.com

Massage Therapy on Dunbar

(ad p. 9) Dunbar Psychological Services 4192 Dunbar St 216-3540 W 41st Ave 604-733-3376 604-264-1777 massagetherapyondunbar.com dunbarpsychology.com Mark Finch & Associates Envision Counselling 202-3641 W 29th Ave 202-3641 W 29th Ave 604-222-9505 604-222-1120 markfinch.ca envisioncounselling.ca Pacific Mountain Centre Re-opening Jan 2020 101-3309 Dunbar St

FYidoctors - Dunbar (ad p. 36) 4508 Dunbar St 604-739-2022 fyidoctors.com

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Carolyne Abrams 778-229-4532 lighthealing.ca

September 1 - November 15, 2019

Dr Sandra L. Clark 604-730-9988 drsandraclark.ca Beverley Kort 604-362-7847 iamlistening.ca Kathleen Wood 604-785-4015 Preventum 3210 Dunbar St 604-731-9866 preventum.ca Skinworks - Dermapure 3568 W 41st Ave 604-737-7100 dermapure.com Skinworks Plastic Surgery 3578 W 41st Ave 604-733-9711 skinworks.ca 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

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Pets Alta Vista Animal Hospital 4543 Dunbar St 604-221-5858 altavistaanimalhospital.ca

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

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

K & K Pet Foods 4595 Dunbar St 604-224-2513

Pets Beautiful 5620 Dunbar St 604-261-5310 petsbeautiful.com

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Specialty Services Buntain Insurance

(ad p. 2) 4295 Dunbar St 604-736-8855 buntaininsurance.com Digital Photo Station 4485 Dunbar St 604-222-3513 Feature Projects 5733 Collingwood St 604-220-8907 featureprojects.com

Sage Construction

Johnston Meier Insurance 120-3479 Dunbar St 604-736-3831 jmins.com

(ad p. 19) 3349 Dunbar St 604-569-2692 sageconstruction.ca

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

Visual Space Gallery 3352 Dunbar St 604-559-0576 visualspace.ca

Phone Guru 4339 Dunbar St 604-225-0571 www.phoneguru.ca

COMMUNITY Andrew Wilkinson MLA (ad p. 9) 5640 Dunbar St 604-664-0748 andrewwilkinsonmla.ca

Dunbar Community Centre 4747 Dunbar St 604-222-6060 dunbarcentre.ca Dunbar Community Garden dunbarand39thgarden.com Dunbar Community Patrol 604-222-9824 dunbar-vancouver.org

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Dunbar Earthquake & Emergency Preparedness dunbaremergency.ca

Dunbar Theatre 4555 Dunbar St 604-222-2991

Dunbar Little League dunbarbaseball.ca

Dunbar Village Business Association

Dunbar Public Library 4515 Dunbar St 604-665-3968 vpl.ca

Pacific Spirit Park Society pacificspiritparksociety.org

Dunbar Residents’ Association 604-222-9824 dunbar-vancouver.org

(ads p. 6, 47) dunbarvillage.ca

Southlands Heritage Farm 6767 Balaclava St 604-261-1295 southlandsfarms.com

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Businesses Without Storefront in Dunbar CBT 4 Kids

(ad p. 31) 203-2902 W Broadway 604-394-2080 cbt4kids.ca

Kirkland Heating & Cooling

Reid Brothers Plumbing & Heating

La Movida Sewing & Design Studio

RE/MAX Select Properties Helen Gao

Little Kitchen Academy

RE/MAX Select Realty Karel Palla

(ad p. 37) 112 W 2nd Ave 604-261-2525 kirklandmetalshop.com

Chan Centre

(ad back cover) chancentre.com

(ads p. 19 & 20) 3625 W Broadway 604-559-9296 lamovida.ca

Dunbar Plumbing (ad p. 31) 604-312-2686 dunbarplumbing.ca

Franny’s Foot Care

(ad p. 21) 3744 W. 10th Ave littlekitchenacademy.com

(ad p. 31) 778-383-6482 frannysfootcare.com

Mathnasium

(ad p. 14) 778-323-1502 highergroundgardens.com

(ad p. 37) 2430 W 41st Ave 604-569-6284 mathnasium.ca/kerrisdale

JB McDermotts

Pop Up Portraits

Higher Ground Gardens

(ad p. 15) 8162 Ontario St 604-261-9212 jbmcdermotts.ca

(ad p. 34) 778-839-8359 popupoortraits.ca

Joyce Murray

(ad p. 20) 604-726-9133 helengao.com

(ad p. 32) 604-329-1430 vancouversbestlistings.com

Sandra Steier Photography

(ad p. 34) 778-839-8355 sandrasteier.com

Vancouver Pony Club (ad p. 9) 7025 Macdonald St

ZLC Financial Michael A. Healey (ad p. 29) 604-688-7208 zlc.net

(ad p. 15) 1-877-678-8554 joycemurray.ca

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(ad p. 29) 1636 W 75th Ave 604-263-0323 reidbrothers.ca

September 1 - November 15, 2019

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Sept 2 Sept 3 Sept 22 Sept 22 Sept 28

Labour Day Back to school for Vancouver Public Schools First day of fall Treasured Bulb Sale at UBC Botanical Gardens Fall Rummage Sale at St Philip’s (p. 30)

October 2019 Oct 7-11 Oct 14 Oct 19-20 Oct 21 Oct 26 Oct 27 Oct 31

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September 2019

Photos for Dunbar Gift Guide Thanksgiving UBC Apple Festival Dunbar Life advertising deadline for Nov 15 issue (p. 38) Trick or Treat in Dunbar Village event (p. 47) Halloween Concert at St. Philip’s (p. 30) Halloween

November 2019 Nov 3 Nov 11 Nov 15 Nov 23 Nov 30

Daylight Saving Time Remembrance Day Winter issue of Dunbar Life comes out Dunbar Holiday Craft Fair Homes for the Holidays

For updates and details go to www.dunbarlife.com/calendar

SAVE THE DATE FOR THIS SPOOK-TACULAR DUNBAR EVENT! SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2019 2-6pm (Candy 3-5pm) Hosted by the Dunbar Village Business Association

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Rosanne Cash Mari Boine DakhaBrakha Flamenco Legends: The Paco de Lucía Project Orquesta Akokán We Shall Overcome: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dianne Reeves: Beleza Brazil La Santa Cecilia Kalabanté: Afrique en Cirque

LA SANTA CECILIA

MARI BOINE

ROSANNE CASH

DAKHABRAKHA

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