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Not There (Yet) A call to action for women’s rights, or a campaign slogan that might help her crack the last glass ceiling Hillary Clinton talks about what it takes to break through

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Smile - for the Camera Have you ever heard it said that taking a photograph of a person steals their soul? Clearly that doesn’t apply to life in general as we know it today. In fact people are so busy taking pictures of everything, I often wonder if anybody takes the time to really look at anything anymore. Digital cameras and cell phone cameras are now the norm. And stuff we wouldn’t have dreamed of photographing (like our food), is being shared across social networks faster than shutter speed. And once that photo is out there on the internet, there’s no taking it back. Talk about soul stealing. I used my first digital camera when working for the newspapers way back in 1996. The camera was about the size of a brick, and just as heavy. It had no flash and no preview screen. People who saw it were very curious. It was a rare beast back then. My next digital camera was still very rare but was much more advanced and came with a flash and a screen. I used to tell the little kids that if they smiled big enough, a magic fairy would go to work inside and draw their picture for them instantly. That trick doesn’t work much anymore. As more and more people started to buy digital cameras and shoot everything in sight, ironically I found myself standing alone. As an accredited journalist I was often embargoed from taking a photo at many events - and especially at concerts. So while folks around me snapped away, I stood there powerless to do anything about it. The most annoying part was when opportunistic freestylers would call the paper the next day offering their wares to my editor. Happily, most of my editors knew the rules and refused. Today, I’m not sure many of us know the rules, or the law - or if any rules still exist at all.

You’d be surprised to know the number of bootleg photos that are currently being used in so-called publications. And you’d be surprised how many publications don’t pay photographers (or writers) for their work. You can thank social media and the blog world for that (why buy the milk when you can get the cow for free). Online, the situation is even worse. So many nameless faceless blogs loaded with stolen images from everywhere. Photoshopped fakes and false frames causing trouble just for fun. To this day, Google “catalogues” my images and makes money by selling ads next to them. So far, I haven’t seen a dime. But what choice do I have? They did it without my permission, and my only recourse is to ask to be removed - which essentially equals being erased from existence. Overall though I’m a big social media fan and I’m adjusting to a digital world that now begs, borrows and steals it’s way to the top. Only the strong survive, right? But before you snap that shot of someone’s artwork, or before you let your kids sign-up for Snapchat (or “Sexchat”), please stop and think about the rules. Not the rules of law - but the personal rules that you and your family are going to make and use when it comes to things like privacy, respect and decorum. Why? Because not everything is made for sharing. And because maybe it’s time we made our own rules. If nothing else - it might just be good for the soul.

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On March 9, 2015, Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, and Melinda Gates hosted “Not There Yet: A Data Driven Analysis of Gender Equality,” where they debuted the No Ceilings: Full Participation Report - Go to NoCeilings.org for more info

Hillary Clinton She’s survived scandal, scrutiny, sexism and the Senate. And now, armed with a new report on the current status of women and inequality, Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton seems poised to shatter the ultimate glass ceiling and return to politics - this time not just as a former First Lady of the United States, but as a true leading lady of the world.

“Oh my, what happened to you?” Those were the first words Hillary Clinton said to me as my husband Craig and I walked up to meet her backstage at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre last year at the Vancouver Board of Trade’s featured speaker event and reception. Like the others in the room, I was very excited to meet her. But unlike the others, I had somewhat conspicuously wrapped myself in a brightly coloured silk scarf to hide an unsightly cast on my then broken left arm. It definitely caught her attention - and the attention of two burly secret service type men standing nearby. Her concern was genuine. Her smile, kind. And her face softened even more when I told her I had broken it just four days ago by slipping on the ice at a children’s charity and fundraising curling event. Dare I say it? I think she was impressed. “Here, you can hide it behind me,” she said as she pulled in close and helped cuddle my arm behind her back so that it wouldn’t be


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seen in the commemorative photo we were about to take. The silly smile on my face in the finished frame definitely tells the rest of the tale to anyone who sees the photo which now sits on my fireplace mantle. Amusing anecdotes aside, it was not the personal encounter I had planned. I was all prepared to say something smart. To ask her about her travels around the world as U.S. Secretary of State. To ask her about her books and her work with women’s issues and poverty. To compliment her on her use of social media. But as much as my broken arm and I managed to make an impression, the real impressive part of the night was still to come. Her speech was among the best I’ve ever seen and heard. Trained by media pros and public image masters, she spoke knowledgeably and authoritatively about issues without pause or stutter. Her expert body language and eye contact helped add to the steadfastness of her message. She explained that in all her years, she had never encountered a man who balked at the chance to take on a new project. Whether he had the skills or not - men rarely said “no” to opportunity, she explained. Women, on the other hand, were full of doubt. They’d say things like “I don’t know” or “No, I couldn’t do that”. It’s a point that has stuck with me ever since. It’s also a point that Clinton has stuck to in her unwavering support of women’s rights around the world. Her call for attention to global gender inequality has been a consistent theme. Clinton renewed that theme again this March in support of International Women’s Day with tweets that read:

Showing herself to be a strong and steady social media participant, her words were swiftly re-tweeted by many, including Madonna. The full “No Ceilings” report to which she refers is a collaborative effort produced jointly by the Clinton and Gates Foundations and represents two decades of data collected by the United Nations and the

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World Bank Policy Forum team based at UCLA (which includes several members from Canada). The report was presented in New York by Hillary Clinton, daughter Chelsea Clinton and Melinda Gates. It is being combined with an even stronger “Not There” (Yet) campaign that sends the message that while things are getting better since 1995, there is still a lot of work to be done. “There has never been a better time to be born female” said Clinton. Among the more important points in the report are the facts that almost two-thirds of the world’s illiterate people are women, and that one in four girls are married off before their 18th birthday. In fact there are more than 25 million child brides in India alone. Even more shocking is the fact that 1.4 million girls go missing at birth each year in China and India due to gender-biased sex selection.

The Good Maternal mortality rate since 1995

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On a more positive note, since 1995, mothers are 42% less likely to die during childbirth. And the gender-gap in primary schools is almost non-existent with an equal number of boys and girls enrolling in school, even in developing countries. With her public approval numbers as high as ever, and a new baby grand-daughter in the picture, you still can’t help but get the feeling that Hillary Clinton is nowhere near finished with public life. And while many speculate on her return to office, a single thought keeps running through my head. With all that she has accomplished so far, is there still one more glass ceiling to go? No matter what lies ahead, this Ivy League lady from Chicago seems to take it all in stride with an intelligent sense of humour and a great deal of dignity that will surely keep both pundits and provocateurs at bay. And even though my broken arm upstaged me when we met in person, I still look back fondly at that night and smile. “Do you know that your Wikipedia page is longer than Bill’s?” joked my husband Craig as we all walked out of the backstage area. “Really?” said Clinton with an unmistakable smile of amusement. “Well don’t worry,” she laughed. “It can’t all be true.” - CatherineBarr.com

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Join us April 22 at the Fairmont Pacific Rim.

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The CIBC Wild Lilies Gala in Support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Fairmont Waterfront Hotel www.cbcf.org/bc

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Legendary Canadian artist Emily Carr lost her sister Elizabeth to breast cancer back in 1936. It is said that her sister’s favourite painting was an oil painting of “Wild Lilies” which Emily had done in 1893. The painting, which was given to the Sisters of Saint Ann in appreciation for the care they provided to Emily’s sister, has now come to symbolize this story and the hope for a future without breast cancer.

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Fourth Annual Neekoo Soiree 2015 - Casino Royale Sutton Place Hotel www.neekoo.org

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Cat’s Meow By Catherine (Cat) Barr

This month’s events include the Wild Lilies Gala for breast cancer, the Neekoo Soiree’s Casino Royale fundraiser, the Tim Jones Legacy Fund night at Seymour’s Pub and a spectacular evening with chef Joel Green and Tinhorn Creek at the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier’s winemaker’s dinner. Be sure to let us know about your next event. www.CatherineBarr.com | cbarr@westvancouver.com | Twitter @CatherineBarr

Seen at the Vancouver International Auto Show gala are Dueck Auto Group’s Greg Keith, left, fiancee Jessica Falle, guests Tracy and Stu Haskins and Dueck president Moray Keith.

Seen at the Wild Lilies Gala are Canucks’ hockey great Tony Tanti and wife Christina.

She’s a biz whiz, a cancer survivor and a hero in our community. Wild Lilies Gala chair Lenora Gates, seen here with hubby Bob Repchuk, has helped raise millions in the search for a future without breast cancer. Congrats!

Lending their support and sponsorship to the Wild Lilies Gala for a future without breast cancer are real estate expert Harvey Kardos, left, developer Nat Bosa, Palladio Jewellers’ Jason Bosa and Bosa VP Richard Weir.

Neda Emami, founder of Eclat Decor, is a silver sponsor for this year’s Neekoo Gala at The Sutton.


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Raising money for the Tim Jones Legacy Fund at Seymour’s Pub are organizer Sara Manlove, left, dad Brett Manlove, organizer Katelynn Potter and Taylor Jones (Tim’s daughter). The event raised over $14,580 for the fund which now goes to support the North Shore Rescue Team.

MLAs Jane Thornthwaite, left, and Naomi Yamamoto join MP Andrew Saxton at the Tim Jones Legacy Fund night.

Penny Mitchell Group Re/Max Masters Realty Impressing guests at the Tinhorn Creek/Pinnacle Hotel’s winemaker’s dinner are chef Joel Green, left, manager Michalle Simpson and director Haymond Ng.

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Tinhorn Creek winemaker Andrew Windsor and sales manager Mark Butschler bring some of their best bottles to the Pinnacle Hotel’s winemaker’s dinner.

Mel Simpson, left, and Jeanette Duey toast with Tinhorn Creek winemakers as they dine on lobster bisque, duck, lamb and more.


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Is your Thyroid to blame? Have you ever wondered why some individuals are able to lose weight with diet and exercise, and other individuals cannot lose weight despite a disciplined program? Are you experiencing thinning hair, loss of lateral third of the eyebrows, mental fogginess and low sex drive? Have you had a good metabolism all of your life, and with menopause noticed weight gain around your midsection? Your thyroid may be to blame. But what if your thyroid tests appear normal? The standard blood test for thyroid function is called TSH, or thyroid stimulating hormone. This is a measure of how hard your thyroid gland is working to produce thyroid hormone. It is possible, however, for the TSH levels to be normal but other markers of thyroid function, such as T3 and T4, to be low. These levels are not commonly investigated unless the TSH level is out of normal range. Knowing these levels ensures proper management of thyroid functioning. Inflammation can also be present in the thyroid gland, which may not necessarily affect the levels of TSH. If the active thyroid hormone produced is low (T3), then symptoms of low thyroid function will be exacerbated. What can cause low thyroid function? Chronic stress, as well as unbalanced hormone levels, can decrease the production of circulating hormone levels. High cortisol levels (stress hormones) can cause high levels of reverse T3, a hormone that binds to thyroid receptors and makes them less efficient. Low levels of the hormone progesterone can cause a decreased production of active thyroid hormone. This hormone typically will decrease with fluctuations in hormone levels leading up to menopause. Marine Drive Naturopathic Clinic offers Comprehensive Thyroid testing to measure all markers of thyroid function and determine the best treatment options for patients including prescription and natural approaches. Dr. Cathryn Coe has over 9 years of experiencing helping patients to optimize thyroid function, including helping patients with autoimmune thyroid disorders. Knowing the levels of various thyroid hormones is the best way to determine how well the thyroid is functioning, even if you are already medicated for your thyroid gland.

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upus Society Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver Saturday April 25, 2015 6:00 PM

Registration

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Cocktail Reception

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Dinner, Live & Silent Auction Dancing to SideOne

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Spectacular Dinner by Chef Ned Bell, Winner of the 2014 Pinnacle Awards Chef of the Year

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Lupus Gala Honours

BC Lupus Research Award Outstanding Achievement in Lupus & Kidney Research ~ Dr. Alexander Magil BC Lupus Inspire Award ~ 2014 PGA of BC Women's Champion Salimah Mussani BC Lupus Exceptional Patient Care Award ~ BC Children's Hospital Rheumatology & Renal Ambulatory Care Nurses

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We do too - and we’re getting ready to welcome back over a million cruise ship viewers online...again. Every year since 1999 we’ve broadcast the arrival and departure of every cruise ship at Canada Place live via our online web cameras. This year we’re celebrating our 16th anniversary - and we can’t wait to see our friends return from all over the world. Check out the schedule every month.

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Restaurants - Directory Listings Welcome to our Directory Listings page for the Restaurants Category. Here you’ll find recommended businesses and Enhanced Listings for your local area. These pages are a sampling of what you’ll find online via our websites and our social media channels where we tweet out your messages every day. For a complete list of all our featured categories please go to www.WestVancouver.com and/or www.NorthVancouver.com and join us for free today.

Thai House Restaurant | 116 West Esplanade | 604-987-9911 www.thaihouse.com The Thai House Restaurant Group has evolved into one of Vancouver’s most recognizable and reputable restaurant chains by offering award winning authentic Thai cuisine and innovative Thai fusion entrees and tapas plates.

Zen Sushi Restaurant | 2232 Marine Drive | 604-925-0667 www.zensushi.ca The philosophy at Zen has always been to provide the highest quality of service and to provide our clients with a traditional Japanese culinary experience with a touch of West Coast flair. We believe that Japanese cuisine is an art.

Pier 7 Restaurant + Bar | 25 Wallace Mews | 604-929-7437 www.pierseven.ca Pier 7 restaurant + bar is open 7 days a week for lunch, brunch, and dinner. We feature ocean views and city views. The year round heated patio dining is on two levels, the menu is seafood focused with seasonal offerings of meat and poultry.

Olive & Anchor | 6418 Bay Street | 604-921-8848 www.oliveandanchor.com Olive & Anchor offers a unique dining experience in a relaxed and friendly setting, with a focus on great food and great service. Chef Lisa Kim has created a menu that elevates old favourites while offering something different owing to her background in fine dining.

The Beach House at Dundarave Pier | 150 – 25th Street | 604-922-1414 www.thebeachhouserestaurant.ca This lovingly restored heritage building sits on the shores of Dundarave Beach in West Vancouver. Large heated oceanfront patio, cozy dinner seating, or just relax in the bar. You won’t want to miss our upper deck, hand-crafted cocktails and west coast inspired menus.

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Grape Juice Wine Auction Benefitting Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland Audi Downtown Vancouver www.bigsisters.bc.ca

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Eighth annual event sponsored by McNeill Nakamoto Recruitment Group and MAC Marketing Solutions featuring wines from around the world. Raising $12,000 in their first year, it has grown to an impressive $87,000 raised in 2014 to support the Big Sisters of BC mentoring programs and more.

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Legal and Finance - Directory Listings Welcome to our Directory Listings page for the Legal and Finance Category. Here you’ll find recommended businesses and Enhanced Listings for your local area. These pages are a sampling of what you’ll find online via our websites and our social media channels where we tweet out your messages every day. For a complete list of all our featured categories please go to www.WestVancouver.com and/or www.NorthVancouver.com and join us for free today.

Veritas Law | 203 - 815 Main St Park Royal | 604-925-9260 www.veritaslaw.ca Lawyers at Veritas Law are known for providing high quality, personalized legal service. Through our commitment to strong client relationships and our practical experience, we strive to provide successful and cost-effective legal services.

Sabeena Bubber | Xeva Mortgage | 604-862-8526 www.sabeenabubber.ca Why Sabeena? When you are purchasing a home and need a mortgage, you can go to a bank and accept the mortgage they give you. But, if you meet with me, things are different, everything is better. I have access to a wide variety of lenders that will compete for your loan business.

Joanne Thomas | Dominion Lending | 604-960-9600 www.thomasfinancial.ca Joanne’s mission is to deliver professional, personalized residential and commercial mortgage brokerage and advisory services to her clients while staying actively involved in every step of each transaction. Her goal is to build strong lasting relationships to ensure long-term success.

Silver Law | 203 - 145 W. 15th Street | 604-986-2522 www.silverlaw.ca At Silver & Associates Law Corp. our goal is to provide our clients with personal, professional legal service that is innovative and cost effective. We specialize in the areas of real estate law, wills and estates, corporate law and family law.

Sager Legal Advisors LLP | 1495 Marine Dr | 604-922-8881 www.sagerllp.com The law firm of Sager Legal Advisors LLP is located in picturesque West Vancouver. Our firm serves a broad range of regional, national and international clients, by providing them with a diverse spectrum of legal services.

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This is undoubtedly the finest waterfront penthouse on the market today. With a total of 3,800 sq. ft. of luxurious living, this penthouse boasts the very best in high end custom finishes. The floor to ceiling glass takes full advantage of the fantastic 360º views. There are two very large bedrooms with their own en suites and beautiful cabinetry throughout. A third room can be used as a bedroom or office space. Wonderful family/media room, open sitting library, state of the art kitchen and wine cellar, open plan living and dining, extremely large outdoor decks for entertaining, full electronic light and window covering system, air conditioned, private four car garage and large locker area. There is so much more to see.

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Real Estate Professionals - Directory Listings Welcome to our Directory Listings page for the Real Estate Category. Here you’ll find recommended real estate agents and Enhanced Listings for your local area. These pages are a sampling of what you’ll find online via our websites and our social media channels where we tweet out your messages every day. For a complete list of all our featured categories please go to www.WestVancouver.com and/or www.NorthVancouver.com and join us for free today.

Geoff Taylor | Angell Hasman and Associates | 604-908-0800 www.geoffrealestate.com Blending his extensive background anchored in the advertising and marketing industry, Geoff brings a creative, results-driven approach to buying and selling real estate in Vancouver. This unique mix ensures his clients stand out in a cluttered real estate market.

Holly Wood | RE/MAX Masters Realty | 604-561-9699 www.vancouverhomesbyhollywood.com There truly is NO PLACE LIKE HOME. As a leading West Vancouver and Coal Harbour Realtor, you will get SOLD on my Real Estate experience and results. I have worked with many non-resident buyers and sellers as well as local clients and am a certified Luxury Homes Marketing member.

Karim Bhatia & Kasha Rudner | Angell Hasman and Assoc. | 604-506-2751 www.karimbhatia.com TEAM WORK, NO STONE UNTURNED. Whether you are buying or selling your first home or investment property, we have the marketing knowledge, proven skills and extraordinary quality of service to make your purchase both enjoyable and successful.

Aimee Middleton | Angell Hasman and Associates | 604-805-5383 www.luxurywestvancouverhomes.com Aimee specializes in West Vancouver properties. Her focus is providing clients with a successful and rewarding real estate experience through integrity and dedication. Uniting truly special properties with discerning buyers locally and globally, Aimee strives in offering exceptional client service.

Sean Hulscher | Angell Hasman and Associates | 604-671-5313 www.seanhulscher.com Twenty-eight years of helping people move has given me an excellent understanding of what it takes to make the selling of your home a pleasant and profitable experience. When selling, marketing via the internet and print media, plus setting the right price is paramount to getting you the best price.

We speak social media. Call us at 604-926-9293 and we’ll help you find home buyers.


Wood Rose Hom e s lt d

ExcEptional custom HomE BuildEr & rEnovations 2423 Dundarave Lane, West Vancouver, BC 604-913-0630 www.woodrosehomes.com


VANCOUVER’S TOP SELLING LUXURY AGENT

OVER $500 MILLION IN SALES 2010 – 2015

MANGIFICENT WEST VANCOUVER WATERFRONT ESTATE OFFERED AT $15.8 MILLION 2770 BELLEVUE AVENUE

WEST VANCOUVER 1 ACRE VIEW ESTATE IN ALTAMONT OFFERED AT $19.8 MILLION ADDRESS ON REQUEST

WEST VANCOUVER MANSION – WHITBY ESTATES OFFERED AT $18.8 MILLION 2408 HALSTON COURT

MAGNIFICENT WEST VANCOUVER WATERFRONT ESTATE OFFERED AT $14.88 MILLION 3060 PROCTER AVENUE

PANORAMIC VIEWS IN WEST VANCOUVER’S CANTEBURY ESTATES OFFERED AT $8.98 MILLION 1638 LANGTON PLACE

THE FAIRMONT PACIFIC RIM PENTHOUSE RESIDENCE SOLD AT $25 MILLION 1011 - WEST CORDOVA, VANCOUVER


WEST VANCOUVER NEW WATERFRONT WITH A SANDY BEACH OFFERED AT $8.8 MILLION 3062 RADCLIFFE AVENUE

A SENSATIONAL WEST VANCOUVER WATERFRONT ESTATE OFFERED AT $15.88 MILLION 3906 MARINE DRIVE

WEST VANCOUVER IN PRESTIGOUS BRITISH PROPERTIES ESTATE OFFERED AT $5.98 MILLION 770 EYREMOUNT DRIVE

WEST VANCOUVER WATERFRONT ESTATE ON ERWIN DRIVE OFFERED AT $9.98 MILLION 4379 ERWIN DRIVE

MAGNIFICENT 100 FT WATERFRONT ESTATE PROPERTY OFFERED AT $12.998 MILLION 3378 RADCLIFFE AVENUE

DEEP COVE WATERFRONT WITH A 100 FT PRIVATE DOCK OFFERED AT $3.998 MILLION 4547 STONEHAVEN AVENUE

PRESTIGOUS HARBOUR GREEN THREE – COAL HARBOUR OFFERED AT $15.8 MILLION 901-277 THURLOW STREET

THE ERICKSON – VANCOUVER’S PREMIER WATERFRONT ADDRESS OFFERED AT $4.88 MILLION 603-1560 HOMER STREET


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April 2015 Events Calendar

For a full list of events please visit www.WestVancouver.com and www.NorthVancouver.com The 11th Annual Gala Evening in aid of the Lupus Society 6:00 PM APRIL 25

Join us at the Four Seasons Hotel for the 11th Annual BC Lupus Gala, a spectacular dinner by executive chef Ned Bell, winner of the 2014 Pinnacle Awards Chef of the Year and dancing to the fantastic band SideOne. The BC Lupus Society is dedicated to conquering one of the most unpredictable and devastating diseases while giving caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact. Contact Josie Bradley at josie.bradley@bclupus.org or call BC Lupus Society Office 604-714-5564.

Dare to Leap Vancouver – Shaw Tower Rappel 8:00 AM APRIL 16

Become a real life hero by participating in the Dare to Leap event in downtown Vancouver. Join in as 75 Outward Bound supporters rappel 19 stories down the side of the Shaw Tower, the third tallest building in Vancouver. Register today and Dare to Leap in support of youth ‘at risk’ programs! Our mission is to cultivate resilience, leadership, connections and compassion through inspiring and challenging journeys of self-discovery in the natural world. Spaces are limited and will fill up quickly! Register today at www.daretoleap.ca

EAT! Vancouver APRIL 26 - MAY 3

The 2015 EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival is a week-long event taking place throughout downtown Vancouver from April 26th to May 3rd showcasing the city’s extraordinary culinary culture. EAT! Vancouver attracts Canada’s culinary stars, food producers and restaurants, from Vancouver, North America and beyond. Consumers, from across North America, will come to the EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival to participate in Vancouver’s vibrant food culture and experience great food from around the world. Tickets Adult $15 - $17 / Youth $9 www.eat-vancouver.com

Jack and the Bean at Presentation House Theatre APRIL 15 - 29

This new spin on the much-loved story finds Jack surrounded by land that just won’t grow anything! His father sells off everything they own in order to buy food so they can eat. When Jack has to sell his toys, he trades them instead for magic beans which grow into a giant beanstalk.

Annual A4K Boxing Dinner and Gala

Jack climbs the giant stalk to a rich and fertile land and discovers the source of the trouble with his farmland and learns how to make it fertile again. A ‘guided play’ experience by the same team that brought you Where the Wild Things Are.

Athletics for Kids will host their Vegasthemed event to raise funds for all BC children to gain better access to sports.

For more information and to purchase your tickets please call us at 604-990-3474.

6:00PM MAY 1

This year the event will feature two floors of entertainment, including a Cocktail reception and complimentary martini bar, a professional casino, an exquisite 3-course dinner by Executive Chef Jerry Fyfe, silent and live auctions and of course, LIVE Olympic-rules Boxing! We are so pleased that ANGUS REID of the BC Lions will be our emcee again this year! Tickets are on sale now. Individual Tickets are $190 and a Table of 10 is $1,700. 604-221-PLAY (7529), info@a4k.ca

Submit your events online anytime at www.WestVancouver.com www.NorthVancouver.com

or call (604) 926-9293 to inquire about event sponsorship


WEST BAY WATERFRONT / $8,798,000

AMBLESIDE / $2,588,000

ALTAMONT / $4,998,000

EAGLERIDGE / $4,198,000

Jason turned a potentially stressful event into an enjoyable experience for us. His unfailing good humour and prompt attention to our needs earned our confidence and respect. He sold our house for above asking price in less than a week. In short, Jason was awesome! Lori & John Ostler, West Vancouver

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