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This Saturday help transform the 700 block of Granville Street using hundreds of super-sized polystyrene building blocks. The blocks were salvaged from the construction of the Port Mann Bridge and ground down for use in new blocks, and will be reused again after the event. Looking to offer to offer new ways to re-imagine public design, the project is a partnership of UBC’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, the Vancouver Public Space Network, Maker Faire Vancouver, Spacing Magazine, and the Museum of Vancouver. Three teams will create giant games, social machines, and art installations. The public is invited to encourage builders and enjoy the interactive landscape between 10am and 6pm July 13. Orientations for those who want to join a build team will be at 10am, 1pm, and 5pm. Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For weeks, Chris Hadfield showed us what the earth looks like when viewed from the orbiting International Space Centre. He made dreamers of us all. That’s what filmmakers do, too. This summer, the Space Centre is creating its own space/film magic on its domed Planetarium screen. Movies Under the Stars returns with Armageddon on July 12. (Hey, if the world is about to end, shouldn’t we be thinking of where else we could live?) The series continues with Moonraker on July 19, Close Encounters of the Third Kind on August 9 and The Fifth Element on August 16. All shows start at 9pm. Meanwhile, if your idea of nightlife is looking up at the stars, take a peek through the centre’s 1/2-metre Cassegrain telescope to explore Vancouver’s night sky. It’s open Fridays and Saturdays from 8pm to midnight. Admission is $15 for adults, $8 for youth aged five to 18; and $45 for a family pass. SpaceCentre.ca. Photo: Armageddon, Touchstone Pictures
If you need a reason to enjoy the 20-minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay to Bowen Island for the first time, here it is: Steamship Days (July 10 to 14.) Celebrating the island’s roots as a picnic/vacation destination for thousands of Vancouverites before the Lions Gate Bridge made it easy to travel by car, the family-friendly festival includes old-fashioned games and activities, a wooden boat show (including My Fair Lady, above), vintage car show, music (including Maria in the Shower on July 13) and lots of terrific food. You’ll feel like you’re a world away from Vancouver even though it’s right across the Howe Sound. Other incentives to visit this summer include Dock Dance (August 3), Dog Days of Summer (if you don’t go on August 11, your dog may never forgive you) and Bowfest (August 24, with Run for the Ferry, parade and Adam Woodall Band). SteamshipDays.com | BowenChamber.com | Bowfest.org Maria Steernberg/Sea Snaps photo
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than 65 — or 500,000 Canadians — are living with some sort of dementia. Given the number of Baby Boomers who are in the midst of discovering that old age will happen to them too, brain health is a real concern. When Justin Davis was granted his PhD in “the neurophysiology of human movement” from UBC, the scientific world was exploding with advances in our understanding of how the brain works. Instead of getting a research position, the Kitsilano resident found business partners who were also interested in brain fitness. Together they created Nognz Brain Fitness, a store in West Vancouver that offers fun and education tools to stimulate our brains. We asked him to share some advice on what we can do to give our brain a fighting chance of being there for us for a long, long time. Warning: this is advice you’ve often heard before (probably starting with your mother’s cautionary tales about what happens if you don’t eat your vegetables or stay out too late.) But in case you’ve forgotten…
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SENIOR LIVING 1) Exercise The brain, surprisingly, consumes 25 per cent of all your food intake, which is why it’s important to keep it well nourished. That means not only being mindful of the foods you eat (see the next point) but also giving it the nutrient it needs the most: oxygen-rich blood. “The most important thing you can do for your brain is deliver blood to it,” says Dr. Davis, “and you have to have a healthy heart and lungs to pump oxygen to the brain.” He’s not suggesting that everyone sign up for an exhaustive crossfit training session. Instead, regularly going for a brisk walk can do a lot to keep the blood flowing to the top of your head.
2) Eat a healthy diet The brain is 60 per cent fat and it takes fat to love fat, especially Omega 3 fatty acids. “They’re the building blocks,” he says. In Vancouver, it’s hardly a struggle to add more fish to your diet but there are other sources of Omega 3, such as chia seeds, walnuts and eggs. The brain loves any type of green leafy vegetables or brightly coloured berries, rich sources of anti-oxidants. Why not a leafy green salad made with your own olive oil dressing, since raw (unheated) olive oil is very good for your brain? Try to limit the amount of meat you eat since a lot of the metals in meats are known to help beta plaques form. In short, put a little Mediterranean diet into your life.
3) Eat several times a day Ever felt that three o’clock in the afternoon lag? That’s your calorie-consuming brain asking for a jolt of energy. It’s better to eat five smaller meals a day than three large ones. “It’s really important you provide yourself with a stable source of energy.”
4) Get a good night’s sleep A bad night’s sleep is usually the end result of having stress in your life. It could be worries over your mortgage, or a divorce or death in the family. While a little bit of stress keeps our mind alert, chronic stress affects our hormones, which affects
our sleep. The less sleep we have, the less able we are to cope with stress. “It really is a downward spiral,” Dr. Davis says. Before you go to bed, try to calm your brain by doing meditation or your own type of prayer. Keep a journal or try yoga. Don’t drink alcohol in the evening and try not to eat after six.
5) Avoid social isolation If you are socially isolated or lonely, you are at a much greater risk of developing dementia. Contact with others helps us in many ways, not least of which is we’re not always alone with our thoughts, especially negative ones. “You can get trapped inside your head and that worry contributes to your cognitive decline.” This can be particularly true among men. One of the best groups Dr. Davis knows is Fit Fellas at the West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre. “They do it all” — exercise, talk, meet for coffee. “It’s an oldfashioned boys’ club.”
6) Mental stimulation It’s not enough that you do a crossword puzzle a day. You need to teach your old brain new tricks. Take up Sudoko or learn a new language. You need to give your brain new “ah-ha” moments all the time so it remains active. “Push your mental boundaries and invest in your brain bank.”
7) Get spiritual “Having a faith and belief system lets you let go of a lot of toxic worries,” Dr. Davis says. Of course, Dr. Davis also recommends dropping by Nognz Brain Fitness (1517 Bellevue in West Vancouver) to check out their collection of memory games, puzzles, games and software. Nognz.com
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The seeds of success A stranger on a plane. Ancient rituals. Love. Richard Branson. A career-weary couple took all this to be a sign and started anew By Kelsey Klassen
n business, are popularity and wealth synonymous? And what does it take to be successful at success? Two entrepreneurs sit down in the afternoon sun of Stanely Park to share their thoughts on the matter. But Ashley Wray and Matt Bateman really want to talk about their upcoming wedding. They’re so excited, that the first stories to burst out of Wray are humourous tales about how her white gold and coral engagement ring (which they bought for $32 in a Turkish market) promptly broke pre-proposal. Then, how they erroneously tried to have a bit of beach garbage — which bore an uncanny resemblance to turquoise — inset into her now stunning wedding band. (Local jeweler Sonja Picard created something a bit more symbolic for their big day). And, with that, the radiant young couple inadvertently answers both questions. The founders of Mala Collective and the North American importers of Aum Rudraksha Designs’ mala jewelry — darlings of A-listers, eco-fashion designers and pretty much anyone who practises yoga — aren’t kids riding some trend in to the ‘quick buck’ beach. They exude sincerity and openness. Which played a huge role in how they came to be in business to begin with: In 2012, they veered miles off their safely charted route and began importing the distinct beaded malas from Bali, and with it, centuries of spiritual enlightenment, based entirely around a chance encounter on a plane. When Soma Temple sat next to them mid-flight from Bali to Thailand, she said she was initially
drawn to their “glowing auras.” But then Temple noticed one of her rudraksha bracelets wrapped around Bateman’s wrist. Thirty years earlier, on a trip through India, Temple’s spiritual guide had told her that rudraksha seeds embody peace, and the more people in the world to wear them, the more peaceful the world will be. So she started making jewelry with the seeds, adding gemstones for their various healing intentions, and selling them in Bali. Wray and Bateman had never seen Temple’s jewelry in Vancouver, a hub of yoga culture, and couldn’t resist asking if she wanted help to spread her message. And with just a handshake and her contact details scribbled inside the cover of Screw it, Let’s Do It — the Richard Branson book Bateman had been reading — they gained distribution rights to her designs and an invitation into a lifestyle they didn’t know they had been looking for. Much has been made of that fateful airborne moment, but little has been written of everything that has come after for the two, who have slowly come to embody every facet their new endeavour. Calling them an overnight success would be an understatement (they struck through their list of first-year goals in the first month), but it would simultaneously do a disservice to their journey. Apparently, being endorsed by lululemon, invited to the Oscars’ Gift Lounge and dazzling the Eco Fashion Week runway doesn’t mean you are buying up real estate on Easy Street. Bateman, a skilled carpenter, works three weeks on, one week off in environmental construction in Alberta, while Wray, a former journalist, works full time on their business. She admits that while her fiancé is away, she has many long nights of answering emails, writing speeches, eating macarons and having full-on conversations with their pug Newman. Their one week together is often a whirlwind of engagements, photo shoots and date nights before he flies out again.
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Iliana Rosabal wears a Swarovsky crystalencrusted cocktail dress designed by her business partner, Gianni Maanaki, left, at the opening of his South Granville atelier. Martha Perkins photo Mala Collective’s Matt Bateman and Ashley Wray are getting married in Bali this week, in the home of the woman who shook them out of their routine and into a spiritual adventure. Laura McGuire photos When they first started, they were both at other jobs full time and staying up until 2am working on Mala. “The whole thing behind our jewelry is basically creating a life balance and becoming centred, and we were doing exactly the opposite. So that’s why we made the decision for Ashley to do it full time,” he says. And “full time” to Wray is just a green light to go “full on”. Children seemed drawn to the malas, so they created a kids’ collection for the fall (designed from drawings by little yogis). And their pearl wedding pieces, launched in time for their own wedding this week, are a celebration of marriage in general. “It just kind of tied in. Taking that leap of faith and trusting in yourself and the universe.” And the risks they took at the beginning are what keep today’s rewards in perspective “No one really understands how much money it takes to run a business. Getting someone to do SEO really quickly — there’s $1,500. Everything adds up.” “At my wedding shower, a close family friend was like, ‘It must be so nice that you can live this lifestyle without working.” That would be SO nice. Who’s doing that? That’s totally the dream,” she laughs, kindly. “If the dream is called working your guts out every day, and sometimes not even changing your pajamas because you don’t have time? Then okay, cool. We love it.” They were recently told by a business advisor that they are in the top one percentile of businesses for what they’ve accomplished in their first year. “Which is great,” exclaims Wray. “You know what? We need to hear that. Because Matt and I are in it. We’re not looking through the windows, watching someone else and going, ’Wow, it must be so nice….’ We’re in it and we’re living that truth. It’s been all of our own money, all of our own everything.
Our vision. Our friends in the photoshoots. Our clothes. Our writing. Everything has been true to exactly what Matt and I are.” And the highlights can get lost in the frantic pace. For example, Lululemon had called them just that morning, looking for something that “embodies Vancouver” to give to some VIP customers. A huge moment, sure. But then it was on to the next to-do. Thankfully, sometimes that ‘next thing’ is an emotional thank you from a customer, which always gives them pause. “A lot of the people look at the jewelry as a medium for strength or love. It’s a cycle — you’re thinking about it, and that’s already causing you to take one more step than maybe you would have before,” explains Wray. The Fraser Valley couple, who has only called Vancouver home since November, is leaving an indelible mark on their new city. And as they touch others, so does it all come back to Soma Temple and her waves of change. Wray and Bateman will be getting married in Temple’s house. But it will be the first time the three of them will have seen each other since that plane ride. “We don’t really know her very well, but I don’t think I’ve ever been so open with somebody as we have been with Soma. We tell her all of our deepest fears with what we’re doing. All of our goals. Everything. There’s just this amazing loving relationship that we have over email and Skype. It’s like we’re pen pals, but we work to promote her cause. “ “It doesn’t even seem real to us,” finishes Matt, as the sun finally shifts behind the trees. “Because all we do is work on it. It’s hard to believe that it just happened from sitting on a plane. If we had been sitting on a different plane we would still be working our jobs, just doing whatever. Probably not living in Vancouver. It’s just crazy.”
Market for Maanaki By Martha Perkins
here are women who do yoga so they can look good walking down the street in Lululemon pants. Then there are those women who do yoga so all eyes will turn on them when they walk into a room wearing a Gianni Maanaki dress. On July 6, the haute couturier, who has created one-ofa-kind designs for members of the royal families in the Middle East, opened his own atelier on South Granville. The appointment-only luxury boutique offers Vancouver women the opportunity to have him design a dress that uses their body as a canvas. “They are, for me, a piece of art,” says Maanaki’s business partner Iliana Rosabal. Gesturing to her Maanakidesigned form-fitting cocktail dress that sparkled with handsewn Swarovsky crystals, she added, “I’d put this dress in a frame on my wall.” Maanaki used to be based in Lebanon but moved back to Vancouver with his family in 2009. Despite the city’s reputation for turning exercise clothing into every-day fashion, he believes there’s a market for designer fashion. “There are a lot of ladies here with very expensive tastes who want something unique,” he says. Gianni Maanaki Haute Couture is at 2329 Granville. Go to GianniMaanaki.com or call 604-559-6254 to book an appointment.
Struggling film industry sees actors getting creative By Alex Browne
arina Benitez Lazzarotto’s story can be told in countless restaurants across Vancouver. An actress, needing a flexible job that allows her to go to auditions and periodically spend time away, works as a waitress until she lands that plum role that launches a full-time acting career. But Lazzarotto, whose Spanish heritage is put to good use at Vancouver’s venerable Spanish restaurant, La Bodega, isn’t waiting for that big break. She wants to create it. Lazzarotto has written, and will co-direct and act in, Flash, a 10-minute short subject she hopes to enter in international festivals (like the short, Homesick, in which she starred last year, and which screened at the 2013 ‘Court Metrage’ event as part of the Cannes film festival). It’s a contemporary tale about a young woman with, as Lazzarotto puts it, “a wild sense of imagination,” who finds herself intrigued by a young graffiti artist — only to find her real and fantasy worlds, almost literally, in collision. She’s hand-picked her crew — all of them, like herself, trained professionals scrambling to find available work in Vancouver’s depressed film industry — plus music by award-winning French composer Rob Coudert, who she met while studying and working in Europe. With her quirky, dry-humoured fantasy, Flash, she has well-heeded the old admonition to “write what you know.” In fact, some may say the short’s key, ‘poster’ image is quintessential Lazzarotto — a young woman riding her bike home from a pay-the-bills restaurant gig, through the surreal neon and glass streetscape of downtown Vancouver, and along the sea wall at night. But therein lies part of the need for an infusion of cash for Flash. The short requires night-for-night shooting that director of photography Jan Klompje, using his own Red digital camera, won’t be able to achieve
without bringing in a lot of extra lighting, all of which has to be rented and insured. The short, which will be co-directed by Rory Tucker — a castmate from last summer’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Beach House Theatre, he has already collaborated with Lazzarotto on several film projects — and produced by Cody Bown (director of Homesick and founder of production company Indien Summer) also requires a few special effects to illustrate the lead character’s ready ability to slip from her humdrum existence to her inner world of fantasy. Hence the current drive to raise funds through Indiegogo. Lazzarotto and her creative partners aim to raise $10,000 for Flash by August 11 and less than an hour after it went live on July 2, the site had already raised some $400. “Now we only have to get another $330 per day and we’ll be covered,” Lazzarotto points out in typically wry fashion. “Or it could be 200 people who give $50 each, or 1,000 people with only $10 each.” Contributors receive perks, and also this assurance from Lazzarotto: “100 per cent of everything raised will go to the film – you won’t be paying anyone’s rent.” As she points out in her pitch video, Flash is not just a matter of self-aggrandizement — as an actress, she is playing another important role by creating a project that will gainfully employ and showcase people struggling to revive the moribund industry. Lazzarotto — who cut her teeth as a junior player with Susan Pendleton’s Surrey Youth Theatre Company before high school productions with Rick
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Marina Lazzarotto Harmon and Candace Radcliffe — also has the benefit of two years training at the prestigious Jacques Lecoq Theatre School in Paris. And even though there’s a certain irony to the fact that her main direction is now film and TV work rather than theatre, she knows the experience informs all of her work. “I’m like a classically-trained mime,” she said. “I would never take it back.”
melts. Instead, the change from winter to summer (is there an in-between season up there?) means you can enjoy Whistler and surrounding area in new ways: from inside an ATV; from atop a horse trotting along a mountain trail; while screaming in terror-mixed exhilaration as you zoom down a zipline. In addition to being the home-base for these summer-centric outdoor activities, Whistler Village will play host to an array of arts and cultural activities over the summer months, including a jam-packed — and delectably diverse — line-up of free concerts at the Whistler Olympic Plaza. Performers include Ali Milner, The Lost Fingers, The Boom Booms, Hey Ocean! Dessy Di Lauro, Maestro — and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Yes, our very own world-renowned symphony orchestra will perform three very different concerts on the outdoor stage between July 19-21 (as well as a number of quartets and quintets on July 16 and 17). For full program details, visit Whistler. com/events.
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incredibly daring Rolling Stones cover?); folk legend, M*A*S*H guest star and famous father Loudon Wainwright III; alt/new country music icon Steve Earle and the Dukes; Australia’s The Cat Empire; Canada’s Kathleen Edwards; DeVotchKa of Colorado and Irish Celtic-rockers The Waterboys. Listen also for the Afro-beat rhythms of Refugee All-Stars from Sierra Leone, the fusion strains of India’s Raghu Dixit Project, wholly unique offerings from Hanggai from China and Danish big band Habadekuk, and much more, all under hopefully friendly skies in a one-of-a-kind location. The 36th Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival runs July 19-21 at Jericho Beach Park. For ticket and schedule information, visit TheFestival.bc.ca.
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This Happened Here One-day art exhibition at Khatsahlano! offers window into Vancouver’s past as counter-culture haven By Sabrina Furminger
ave you ever strolled down West 4th Avenue and wondered what daily life was like in Kitsilano back when it was the hippie capital of Canada? On July 13, you can tap into that long-gone groovy vibe — and the counter-culture spirit of other watershed eras, too — at This Happened Here, an art exhibition that will touch down on 4th Avenue as part of the Khatsahlano! Music +
Art Festival. And “touch down on 4th Avenue” isn’t an exaggeration: The exhibition will inhabit a row of shipping containers that’ll be lined up in the middle of the street. “Finding a place where 10 containers could go was a challenge,” says Thomas Anselmi, curator of This Happened Here and partner in the Arrival Agency (an events firm and creative agency from the team that, once upon a time, transformed the Waldorf Hotel into the hippest joint in town). Arrival teamed up with Khatsahlano! this year to coordinate the artistic element of the popular fest. Far less frustrating to Anselmiand-co was deciding what to include in the show, which showcases a staggering array of work representing key moments in Vancouver’s tumultuous history. “I think BC in general attracts a non-conformist, individualist personality, and some of the best
things that have happened here culturally have developed on the fringes of society and outside the traditional world of art and culture,” says Anselmi. “This Happened Here offers windows into different times in Vancouver’s history.” Visitors to the containers will encounter: • photos of Vancouver punk pioneers by celebrated photographer Bev Davies, accompanied by music from that era (“She’s one of the foremost chroniclers of punk rock in general,” said Anselmi); • a documentary by Stan Fox and Jamie Reid entitled What Happened Last Summer about Kitsilano’s hippie scene; • Transpo: Vancouver 1986, a three-channel installation by Sean Starke that reflects on Expo ’86 and Vancouver’s transition from town into urban centre; • a film comprised of screen tests shot by Neil Wedman in 1970 and set to music by The
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Coming out of left field I’ve lost track of the number of near-misses I’ve witnessed at the intersection of Denman and West Georgia, where all the cars turning left off Denman toward the Lion’s Gate Bridge blast through, unaware that there is oncoming traffic with the right-of-way to go straight. People treat the green like it is a dedicated left turn signal — which it SHOULD be. Having been the person trying to go straight, at the legally allowed time, through the charging two-lane traffic, I can attest to feeling much like the frog in ‘Frogger’. City, please put a left turn signal in, or a sensor light for cars going straight to sort it all out! Straight and Narrow
Grow up, Granville My, my, Granville Street downtown sucks big time. Trashy, dirty, grungy and posts every two feet. Shopkeepers are too darn lazy to keep the front walks and windows clean. Nighttime, these badass kids with attitude take over. What a pathetic, disgusting, disgraceful cheap nightlife it becomes. So trashy. Parents, you need to get your bad ass to Parenting 101, and teach your brats how to behave in public. Shame, shame, on all of you. Where’s your dignity and pride? Innocent Bystander
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Vacationing in style at The Cottages at Osoyoos Lake The hot summer weather has finally arrived, and it’s officially time to get away on a long-awaited vacation. What better place to relax with the family than at your own lakeside cottage in sunny Osoyoos? “You might get only an inch of rain a month here,” says Eric Van Maren, partner of Van Maren Construction Group. The company is currently selling the Cottages at Osoyoos Lake, a gorgeous waterfront property with 284 cottages, tons of amenities and a close proximity to everything Osoyoos has to
offer. A wide range of people have been interested, but Van Maren notes that something did surprise him. “Many of our buyers are retired or planning to be retired,” Van Maren says, chalking that up to “Osoyoos is a more relaxed pace of life.” Many of these buyers are looking to live in their cottage fulltime, a serious possibility when the homes range from 1,281 to over 3,000 square feet with two to four bedrooms. With 14
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different floorplans to choose from, it won’t be hard to find the perfect space. “I think the number of retired buyers speaks to the amenities that are available here,” Van Maren says. “These are detached homes for the price of condos.” You’ll also get access to two swimming pools, a 7,000-square-foot clubhouse and 20 acres of lawn, on top of the 1,500 feet of waterfront and 500 feet of beach. Buyers with families are also a big demographic at the cottages. Van Maren says the project is perfect for children, who can play on the beach or on the lawn and make friends with other cottage-goers. The location is definitely the biggest draw for those who want a taste of waterfront living without a high price point. “This is the warmest lake in British Columbia,” says Van Maren, adding that Osoyoos is also the wine capital of B.C. and has several golf course within 10 to 15 kilometres of the project. For more information about the Cottages at Osoyoos, visit www.osoyooscottages.com or call 1-855-742-5555.
includes multiple workout areas, a large outdoor deck, a games area with billiards tables, foosball tables and a big-screen TV and, best of all, a huge indoor atrium soaring 32 feet high with trees and a park-like feel. The atrium will also include plenty of greenery and places to sit and relax. Other amenities at The Summit Club include a lounge with a chef ’s kitchen, a baby grand piano and plenty of space to entertain, and a children’s play area on the fifth floor. MThree is located in the thriving neighbourhood of Coquitlam Town Centre, meaning you can easily walk to shopping, restaurants, schools and leisure activities. You’ll also find the upcoming Evergreen Line and the West Coast Express easily accessible, so your commute doesn’t need to include a car. Homes at MThree start in the low to mid-$200,000s for a one-bedroom and the low-$300,000s for a two-bedroom. For more information, visit www.liveatmthree.com, call 604-472-9555 or visit the presentation centre at 2992 Glen Drive, Coquitlam, open every day except Friday between 12 and 5 p.m.
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Cressey is rising above the rest with MThree, Coquitlam’s tallest tower at 48 storeys and the final phase in their very popular Metropolitan Series. “The response has been phenomenal,” says Cressey Senior Development Manager Jason Turcotte. “We have a variety of homes to choose from, and people are loving the amenities and the finishings.”
MThree joins MOne and MTwo, which raised the bar for condominiums in the neighbourhood. “Each project has added pieces to the puzzle,” Turcotte says. “The feedback has been great, and I think it’s really helped buyers to physically see what we’re offering here.” Like all Cressey projects, one of the most amazing features at MThree is also one of the main gathering areas in the home. “We take a lot of pride in our CresseyKitchens,” Turcotte says. “The kitchen design at the presentation centre is in virtually every home in the project. People love being able to touch and feel the kitchen they will actually have in their home.” The kitchens at MThree include woodgrained laminate cabinetry, modern undercabinet lighting and sleek quartz composite countertops, complemented by a glass tile backsplash and integrated European
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Balanced conditions provide a stable backdrop for today’s home buyers and sellers
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he Greater Vancouver housing market continues to maintain a relative balance between the number of homes for sale and the number of people looking to purchase a home in the region today. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in Greater Vancouver reached 2,642 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in June 2013. This represents an 11.9 per cent increase compared to the 2,362 sales recorded in June 2012, and an 8.3 per cent decline compared to the 2,882 sales in May 2013. Last month’s sales were 22.2 per cent below the 10-year sales average for the month, while new listings for the month were 11.5 percent below the 10-year average. “As the term suggests, a balanced market means that many of the key housing market indicators, such as price, are stable and conditions therefore don’t tilt in favour of buyers or sellers,” Sandra Wyant, REBGV president said. “If you plan to enter the market today, identify your needs, consult your REALTOR® and work to build a ‘win-win’ scenario with the people on the other side of the sale.” New listings for detached, attached and apartment properties in Greater Vancouver totalled 4,874 in June. This represents a 13.2 per cent decline compared to the 5,617 new listings reported in June 2012 and a 13.8 per cent decline from the 5,656 new listings in May of this year. The total number of properties currently listed for sale on the MLS® in Greater Vancouver is 17,289, a 6 per cent decrease compared to June 2012 and a 0.4 per cent increase compared to May 2013. The sales-to-active-listings ratio currently sits at 15 per cent in Greater Vancouver. This is the fourth straight month that this ratio has been at or above 15 per cent. The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Greater Vancouver is currently $601,900. This represents a decline of three per cent compared to this time last year and an increase of 2.3 per cent compared to January 2013. Sales of detached properties reached 1,102 in June 2013, an increase of 19.7 per cent from the 921 detached sales recorded in June 2012, and a 25.1 per cent decrease from the 1,471 units sold in June 2011. The benchmark price for detached properties decreased 4.3 per cent from June 2012 to $919,900. Sales of apartment properties reached 1,068 in June 2013, an increase of 4.1 per cent compared to the 1,026 sales in
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Sprawling 1311sf NW corner 2 bdrm + 2bath in a waterfront seaside highly desirable location • Right on seawall, aquabus to Granville Island, mins. to beaches & parks • Generous rooms thruout, perfect for entertaining & house size furniture! • Reno’d kitchen w/ new S/S Fisher Paykel, Miele & Bosch appliances, lovely kitchen island & windows in kitch., h/w flrs, gas f/p, king size bdrms, Master has 5pc. bath w/ sep. shower, jetted tub & W/I closet • Outdoor covered balcony for bbqs, real laundry room, 2 parking & storage locker • This is a jewel in the sky. Clubhouse, guest suite, sauna, hottub & gym • Exterior paint & sealant completed 2011.
Unrivaled splendor. Vancouver’s premiere waterfront residences combining two suites and conceived over 2 years of design & construction • 270 degree views flr-ceiling views of marinas, False Crk, Granville Island & cityscapes • House size 3255 sqft complimented by a 360 degree elliptical flrplan centered around a glass wine room, 4 bdrms, 4 bathrms, 5 parking & 2 storage lckrs • Featuring: 12 piece Miele & Thermador S/S appliances, Capolavaro granite, Zebrano book-matched cabinetry, 2 home theatre systems, surround audio thruout, marble & onyx flooring thruout, T5 wired, video security system, Lutron one touch light & shades control, all rooms are a unique design & statement, Swarovski chandeliers, 6 piece master bath with 273 spray & steam shower, air jet tub, his/hers sinks; W/I closet, a ‘pink mosaic Bisazza’ bathroom, family room, great room, formal & informal dining areas, formal living room, dual entry, two balconies, two gas f/p, nanny quarters & much more • Simply spectacular!
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RARELY ON THE MARKET • Aﬀordable 2 bdrms + 2 bath in the waterfront master planned Marinaside neighborhood • Everything at your doorstep: Urban Fare, seawall, Roundhouse Centre, Yaletown & marinas • NE Corner 787 sqft 2bdrm + 2 full baths w/ ensuite in master, beautiful views of marina from living /dining, overlooking lagoon & city views too • Fabulous floorplan, new stainless gas stove, granite countertops, marble in bathrooms, full 4pc. guest bathroom, large insuite storage, hardwood flrs throughout, balcony for bbq’s, 1 prkg, excellent condition! • 24/7 concierge, I/D pool, hot tub, sauna, lagoon, club house, theatre, gym & more • Don’t miss this one!
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Free Will Astrology By Rob Brezsny â€˘ Week of July 4 ARIES (March 21-April 19): Near the top of the Space Needle in Seattle is a circular restaurant that rotates slowly, making one complete turn every 47 minutes. The motor that moves this 125-ton mass is small: only 1.5 horsepower. In the coming days, Aries, I foresee you having a metaphorically similar ability. You will be able to wield a great deal of force with a seemingly small and compact â€œengine.â€? TAURUS (April 20-May 20): â€œHow many years can some people exist before theyâ€™re allowed to be free?â€? asked Bob Dylan in one of his most famous songs. â€œThe answer is blowinâ€™ in the wind,â€? he concluded. Many people hailed the tune as a civil rights anthem. Thirteen years later, a hippie cowboy named Jerry Jeff Walker released â€œPissing in the Wind,â€? a rowdy song that included the line, â€œThe answer is pissing in the wind,â€? with Walker suggesting that certain events in his life resembled the act described in the title. â€œMakinâ€™ the same mistakes, we swore weâ€™d never make again,â€? he crooned. All of this is my way of letting you know, Taurus, that youâ€™re at a fork. In one direction is a profound, even noble, â€œblowinâ€™ in the windâ€? experience. In the other, it would be like â€œpissing in the wind.â€? Which do you prefer? Itâ€™s up to you.
honest inquiry, you have the power to get at truths everyone else has missed. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Breakthrough will probably not arrive wrapped in sweetness and a warm glow, nor is it likely to be catalyzed by a handsome prince or pretty princess. When the breakthrough barges into your life, it may be a bit dingy and dank, triggered by questionable decisions or weird karma. So in other words, the breakthrough may have resemblances to a breakdown, at least in the beginning. This would actually be a good omen â€” a sign that your deliverance is nothing like you imagined it would be, and probably much more interesting. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): In a wheat field, a rose is a weed â€” even if that rose is voluptuous and vibrant. I want you to promise me that you will work hard to avoid
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): According to my reading of the astrological omens, the next 12 months will be a time when you will have more power than usual to turn your dreams into realities. To help make sure you capitalize on this potential, I suggest you adopt this Latin phrase as your motto: a posse ad esse. It means â€œfrom being possible to being actual.â€? Why bother with the Latin version? Because I think your motto should be exotic and mysterious â€” a kind of magical incantation. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): In 2010, two economics professors from Harvard wrote a paper that became a crucial piece of evidence for the global austerity movement. Politicians used it to justify their assertion that the best way to cure long-running financial ills is for governments to spend less money. Oddly, no one actually studied the paper to see if it was based on accurate data until April 2013. Then Thomas Herndon, a PhD student at the University of Massachusetts, dived in and discovered fundamental mistakes that largely discredited the professorsâ€™ conclusions. I believe you have a similar mojo going for you, Scorpio. Through clear thinking and
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Igor Stravinsky was a 20th-century composer who experimented with many styles of music, including the avant-garde work â€œThe Rite of Spring.â€? â€œMy music is best understood by children and animals,â€? he said. In my vision of your ideal life, Pisces, that will also be true about you in the coming week: You will be best understood by children and animals. Why? Because I think you will achieve your highest potential if youâ€™re as wild and free as you dare. You will be fueled by spontaneity and innocence, and care little about what people think of you. Play a lot, Pisces! Be amazingly, blazingly uninhibited.
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CANCER (June 21-July 22): When Superman first appeared on the scene in 1938, he had the power to jump over tall buildings, but he couldnâ€™t fly. By 1941, he was hovering in mid-air, and sometimes moving around while floating. Eventually, he attained the ability to soar long distances, even between stars. Your own destiny may have parallels in the coming months, Cancerian. Itâ€™s possible you will graduate, metaphorically speaking, from taking big leaps to hovering in mid-air. And if you work your butt off to increase your skill, you might progress to the equivalent of full-out flight by March 2014.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Some years back, I helped start a New Wave-punk band called Mystery Spot. Our first drummer was a guy named Lucky Lehrer. After a few months, our manager decided Lucky wasnâ€™t good enough and kicked him out of the band. Lucky took it hard, but didnâ€™t give up. He joined the seminal punk band the Circle Jerks, and went on to have a long and successful career. Flipside magazine even named him the best punk drummer of all time. I suspect, Virgo, that in the next 10 to 12 months you will have a chance to achieve the beginning of some Lucky Lehrer-type redemption. In what area of your life would you like to experience it?
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Is your soul feeling parched? In your inner world, are you experiencing the equivalent of a drought? If so, maybe you will consider performing a magic ritual that could help get you on track for a cure. Try this: Go outside when itâ€™s raining or misting. If your area is going through a dry spell, find a waterfall or high-spouting fountain and put yourself in close proximity. Then stand with your legs apart and spread your arms upwards in a gesture of welcome. Turn your face toward the heavens, open up
your mouth, and drink in the wetness for as long as it takes for your soul to be hydrated again. (In an emergency, frolicking under a sprinkler might also work.)
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GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Duccio di Buoninsegna painted his Madonna and Child sometime around the year 1300. Itâ€™s a compact piece of art â€” just 11 inches high and eight inches wide. Nevertheless, New Yorkâ€™s Metropolitan Museum paid $45 million for the pleasure of owning it. I propose that we choose this diminutive treasure as your lucky symbol for the next eight to 10 months, Gemini. May it inspire you as you work hard to create a small thing of great value.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): â€œItâ€™s never too late to become what you might have been,â€? said novelist George Eliot. Iâ€™d like you to keep that thought in mind throughout the rest of 2013 and beyond, Leo. Allow its sly encouragement to work its way down into your darkest depths, where it will revive your discouraged hopes and wake up your sleeping powers. In the next 10 months, you will be in prime time to reclaim the momentum you lost once upon a time... to dive back into a beloved project you gave up on... and maybe even resuscitate a dream that made your eyes shine when you were younger and more innocent.
a fate like that in the coming months, Capricorn. Everything depends on you being in the right place at the right time. Please note: The ambiance thatâ€™s most likely to bring out the best in you is not necessarily located in a high-status situation where everyoneâ€™s ambition is amped to the max.
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said “pies were the new cupcakes” two years ago, but I think I was still a bit early. It has taken Vancouver a couple years to pick up on the pie craze, but when we get it, we really get it and we do it right. Sure, sometimes we work a food trend until its death, but the city is full of talented bakers taking this “trend” to new heights. Pies are nothing new, but how people are looking, approaching and appreciating them is. It is essentially two components: the crust and the filling. I mean how many times can you switch the two up? They are not hard to make, but it is hard to find ones that stand out. As simple and old-fashioned as this dessert is, pies are getting some love from the new generation. We’re lucky to live in beautiful BC, where we have a bountiful harvest of fresh fruits and veggies, so there is no reason to reach for canned filling. With the Eat Local movement in full force, people are looking for better quality products and our local artisans are filling the void and their pies accordingly. Here are just a few spots giving pies a new name and flavour.
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Opened by the French sisters, this 300 sq. ft. shop is in Chinatown and sells only hand-dripped coffee and homemade pie. Their pies are more traditional with a focus on local and seasonal fruits, all-butter crusts, and even gluten-free options. The store has a record player and, needless to say, attracts a hipster crowd. Try it, if you can find it. ThePieShoppe.ca
The Vancouver Farmers Market is also hosting its annual BC Berry Pie Bake Off at the Main Street Market on July 17. Open to professional and amateur bakers of all ages the deadline to enter is July 15. Go to EatLocal.org.
Find Mijune at the Khatsahlano! Music + Art Festival with food vendors on July 13, at the World Oyster Invitational & Bloody Caesar Battle 2013 at Bearfoot Bistro in Whistler on July 14, and judging the annual BC Berry Pie Bake Off at the Vancouver Farmers’ Market on July 17. Learn more about Mijune at FollowMeFoodie.com or follow her on Twitter @followmefoodie.
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Vancouver Pie Hole These two sisters are pumping out classic and creative pies. From a popular S’more Pie to a Mac n’ Cheese Pie, these ladies are pushing the pie limits. Inspired by Vancouver’s multicultural food scene they also collaborated with the Soho Road Naan Kebab food truck to bring the city a Tandoori Chicken and Vegetable Subji Pie and a Butter Chicken Pie. VancouverPieHole.com
Aussie Pie Guy This is Vancouver’s first Australian eatery and it runs on wheels. The Aussie pie or “meat pie” is the signature at this food truck. It is Australia’s most beloved pie and the first one to be formally introduced to Vancouver’s food scene. It is a traditional Aussie pie with a flaky buttery crust and a stuffing of chunky free-range BC beef, organic minced onions, and pepper gravy made with Howe Sound Rail Ale from Squamish. AussiePieGuy.com
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Last year it was quite a scene under the white sails at Canada Place: Hundreds of people, dressed exclusively in white, eating at white-linened tables. This year’s Diner en Blanc promises to be even more stunning, with 4,000 people expected to sign up. Although the location will be kept secret until the day of the event, the 2013 dinner is scheduled for August 22. It’s $30 per person plus a $5 membership but here’s the catch: You have to bring your own picnic-basket dinner, white table cloth, table and white chair. You have to arrive and depart by bus or public transit, and take all your leftovers and dishes home with you. Go to Vancouver. DinerEnBlanc.info for details.
Bastille Day For more than 200 years the French have been celebrating the storming of the Bastille. Guests are invited to celebrate this national holiday on July 14 at Vancouver’s very own two corners of France, Bistro Pastis in Kitsilano and Le Parisien in the West End. Bastille Day is a time for sharing good food and wine with friends and neighbours and both restaurants have planned festive menus for the occasion. And, in addition to great food (think Vichyssoise aux Petit Pois and Confit de Canard aux Pruneaux), Bistro Pastis presents Vancouver’s very own chansonnier, Josh Minsky. Guests may find themselves singing along in a rousing rendition of La Marseillaise. Between 5 and 10pm, reservations are recommended. Location specific info at OpenTable.com.
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Rhys Pender and Alishan Driediger’s Little Farm Winery is offering a 2012 Riesling and Rosé. Jay Whiteley photo and slightly-weathered farm dog named Calvados. Rhys teaches wine courses, consults and does a fair bit of writing, while Alishan makes and sells naturallyleavened artisan breads at the Penticton Farmer’s Market from a sourdough starter she’s cultivated for 10 years now. On top of all this, Rhys tends a tiny home-property vineyard of Chardonnay and Riesling while Alishan makes excellent handcrafted wines from those grapes (and a few others from around the Valley), all under the “Little Farm Winery” label. While they work non-stop, seven days a week, our glimpse into their day-today life offered the smoke-and-mirrors
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Starring Bobby Sommer, Mary Margaret O’Hara Directed by Jem Cohen In 1995’s Before Sunrise, an American slacker worked up the nerve to talk to a beautiful Parisian stranger. The pair spent a night drifting through Vienna and launched one of American cinema’s most beloved film series. In Jem Cohen’s Museum Hours, an Austrian guard at Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum finds himself compelled to talk to a Canadian visitor. This tiny gesture serves as the catalyst for one of this year’s most alluring and accomplished films. Our first glimpse of Johann (Bobby Sommer) sees him set against a towering doorway in the museum. It not only invites us to admire Cohen’s composition skills but also illustrates Johann’s humble nature. Dwarfed by priceless artwork, he goes ignored by the patrons, which suits him just fine. With the camera tracing his gaze, he lavishes as much attention on the museum’s visitors as he does on its prized collection of Bruegel paintings. Likewise, Cohen’s film suggests that there are as many enticing details to be found in the quotidian as there are in exquisite works of art. In Anne (Mary Margaret O’Hara), the solitary Johann not only finds someone worthy of his fascination but also of his friendship. While he’s articulate and eloquent and she’s flighty and prone to ellipses, they’re remarkably at ease in one another’s company. In turn, their casual chemistry is something to behold. We feel fortunate every time they reveal a new facet of themselves or take us into a different corner of the city. As Cohen unveils these fragmented glimpses of such fully-formed characters, his film achieves an effect similar to Bruegel’s paintings: “hallucinations of the real.” — Curtis Woloschuk
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By The “Unstoppable” Conni Smudge It’s time for another Glorious, Glamorous Vancouver Pride. We all love Pride for several reasons: the Vancouver buzz, re-uniting with friends, or even just coming together to let our Freak Flags Fly. I do live for the boys, the parties and all that goes with them.
However on the 10th anniversary of the legalization of Same-Sex Marriage in Canada, the thing I love most about Pride is Love.
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est friends, Randy and Michael, to declare their commitment to the world. They have been together for 18 years and, as a team, they have built a life which should be celebrated! Please come, and bring everyone! Anyone who knows what it is to love will appreciate this special occasion. Love is Love. Plain and simple. Bejeweled and multi-layered, or just comfy like Kraft Dinner and pajamas. It is there for all of us my angels. Take it from this Ol’ Queen, Love is contagious! With buckets of Love, ~ The “Unstoppable” Conni Smudge ~ xo
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353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS
PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour
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Mainland Rooﬁng Ltd. 25 yrs in rooﬁng industry
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AMERICAN COCKER Vet ✔, cuddly, family raised, paper trained. Exc pet! $750. 604-823-4393 Chwk. BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOGS, bred at Diesel Kennel, one male puppy left, $1000. (604)869-5073 CAIRN TERRIERS. Shots, dewormed. Ready to go to good homes. $650. 604-807-5204. CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977 ENGLISH BULLDOG P/B Pups. CKC reg’d. 3 Beautiful healthy 9/wk old females. 1st Shots, 2 Year Health Guarantee. Micro-chipped. $2800. Ph: 604-302-9417 (Mission). ENGLISH BULLIES 3 fem, 1male, Vet ✔, stable temp., 50 lbs. at most. $1500 (604)725-7191 after 5 GOLDEN RETRIEVER purebred pups, born May 2, ready to go. First shots & vet checked. Cute & cuddly, $700. Contact Sherry at cell # 604-869-6367
GL ROOFING. Cedar/Asphalt, Flat roofs, WCB Clean Gutters - $80. 604-240-5362. firstname.lastname@example.org
LASSIE DOODLES (poodle x collie) pups, born June 16, specially created perfect family dogs, intelligent, easy to train, good natured, gentle, good with animals/kids, low/no shed for hypoallergenic, will be med. sz about 45-50lbs 23-24in tall, will have shots & deworming, males & females, black & rare blue merle colors. Raised in the house w/kids. $850-$950 Mission, 604-820-4827
PATIO/WICKER Furniture - WAREHOUSE CLEARANCE SALE, Sat & Sun (13, 14, 20 & 21 July) - 10am to 4pm, #12950-80 Ave, Surrey (Unit 5C), 778-918-8302, email@example.com
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VANCOUVER Georgia St nr Costco 1 Bdrm +den apt on 33rd floor, nice & bright, inste laundry, pkng, small pet ok. Aug1. $1600. 604-773-7398
VICTORIA CONDO FOR SALE Bright 3rd floor 1 bedroom 1.5 bath adult complex along the Gorge waterway. Unit offers patio with water view,in-suite laundry,fireplace,updated paint & new flooring,Tennis court, indoor pool,hot tub,sauna and well kept grounds. Low strata fee and city bus out front to UVIC, Camosum or down town. Excellent rental investment or live in. Great value at $204,900. call 250-615-7225 or 250-886-8397 for pictures and more info.
New Nelson Lake Front Home 3 bdrm, 2 1/2 bath, 2200 sq’ 1100 sq’ unfinished basement, double garage and large sundeck. The home features inslab heating for basement, forced air heating w/heat pump, A/C, HW on demand, gas FP, hide a hose vacuum + BBQ outlet. Yard fully landscaped with in ground sprinklers and staircase to your own beach. The home is certified energuide 80 with the majority of windows triple glazed promising comfortable living both winter and summer with minimal energy costs no worries about septic fields or community water systems protected by 10 5 2 home warranty. 1101 Sproat Drive (John’s Walk) $729,000 inclu taxes call Bill 250-226-7809
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Yorkshire Terrier, 11 wk old female Shots & dewormed. Vet checked Black & tan. $900. 604-828-2806
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