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Where to watch the World Cup 5 Street Style: Jessica Karalash 7 Mel Zajac’s West End 8-9 Top 5 ice cream shops 13

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EA Sports’ FIFA World Cup Brazil calls Metro Vancouver home 4

EA Sports FIFA producer Matthew Prior with the official World Cup ball. Rob Newell photo

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Hot Art, Wet City is presenting an art show 30 years in the making with Revenge of the Art Show, which opens this weekend. Featuring art inspired by pop culture icons from films released in the year 1984, Revenge of the Art Show sees more than 50 artists presenting their interpretations of classic flicks like Ghostbusters, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Gremlins, The Karate Kid, Purple Rain, The Terminator, Revenge of the Nerds, Repo Man, Neverending Story, Red Dawn, Dune, and SO many more… The show runs June 13 to 28 at the Hot Art, Wet City gallery at 2206 Main (at 6th), with an opening reception this Friday, June 13, from 7 to 11pm. –RM

CBCMusic.ca Fest rocks the ‘burbs While there are very few good reasons to venture outside of downtown Vancouver, the CBCMusic.ca Festival makes a good case for travelling east of Boundary this weekend. The second go-around for the fledgling festival is being held at Burnaby’s Deer Lake Park this Saturday, with Juno winners and Lego Movie soundtrack stars Tegan and Sara set to headline alongside Austin, Texas, rockers Spoon. The day-long festival also features performances by Chad Van Gaalen, Dan Mangan, Hannah Georgas, Arkells, The Belle Game, Crystal Shawanda, and Wake Owl. The event is hosted by all the usual CBC suspects, including former Moxy Früvous member Jian Ghomeshi, and ex-Smugglers frontman Grant Lawrence (still waiting for that reunion, Grant…). –Robert Mangelsdorf

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Curiosities abound at VISF From epics to personal narratives, traditional folk stories to fairytales, the Vancouver Society of Storytelling is opening A Cabinet of Curiosities at the 20th Vancouver International Storytelling Festival this weekend. This year’s festival features seven events from June 13 to June 16 at venues across the city. So get ready for a full weekend of enlivening encounters with some of the most animated and passionate storytellers in the city, including Naveen Girn, Naomi Steinberg, Todd Wong, Lizzy Karp, Victor Guerin, Magpie Ulysses, and Deborah Williams. For more information, visit VancouverStorytelling.org –RM

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Cameron Gray plans to live in his camper van-turned recording studio until he can save enough money to build his own 100-square-foot tiny house. Dan Toulgoet photo

High housing costs force creative options Vancouver man has taken to living in a van to save enough money for a tiny home By Wanyee Li


he high cost of living in Vancouver is driving some people to find alternative housing solutions. In Cameron Gray’s case, he’s building his own affordable home. A very small one. The 26-year-old musician lives in an ’80s camper van-turned recording studio. The van includes amenities such as a shower, fridge, LCD screen, speakers, and a computer. It has two DC batteries to power everything, including the van itself. Gray is planning to set up solar panels so that he doesn’t have to rely on the batteries as much. For Gray, the best part about living in a van is the flexibility. “If I get sick of the view I can change it,” he said. While Gray says he lives in his van out of choice, he acknowledges the economic factor in his decision. He does not have rent or mortgage payments – instead he pays $120 for vehicle insurance every month. Despite these cost-saving benefits, Gray does not plan to live in a van forever, and hopes to build his own tiny house once he saves up enough money. “I would feel like a sucker if I was paying $700 in rent going in someone else’s pocket, when I could save up money instead and build a tiny house.” A tiny house is a 100-square-foot dwelling built on a trailer plane. This means they are mobile, to be placed anywhere there’s enough space, although they are not meant to be moved frequently. Gray plans to build his own tiny house. For him, it would be an upgrade from his van. “Moving into a tiny house would be like moving into a mansion,” he said.


Gray describes tiny houses as a life hack. “It’s more socially acceptable because it’ll actually look like a house,” he said. “But you’re not tied down to a mortgage and you’re not paying an exorbitant amount of rent.” Living in his camper van is a temporary solution for Gray’s desire to live close to downtown, where he works as an attendant for the world’s first Bitcoin ATM. He says although Vancouver has a lot of van dwellers, they frown upon speaking about it openly. He has had cops knock on his window and ask him to move his van. Gray is not too worried. “I think they have bigger problems to deal with. There are people sleeping on the street, so why would they care about a person sleeping in a van?” he said. Nonetheless, he hopes to build his tiny house soon so that he can have a patio to grow his own food. Sustainability, affordability, and flexibility are the three big benefits of tiny houses, according to John McFarlane, owner of a tiny house building company called Camera Buildings. The two demographics that McFarlane says he sees the most at his business are young adults and seniors. “The big groups are young people who want to own their own home and want the flexibility of picking the place, and older people who are considering retirement or are already retired and want to focus on lifestyle, instead of worrying about expense of maintenance,” he said. MacFarlane and community project organizer Zee Kesler are teaming up to host a series of workshops that will teach people how to build their own tiny house. The workshops will run every weekend July 5 to August 31, where participants will build a tiny house that will eventually be used as a community centre. In September, Kesler will set up the miniature structure at Science World’s Around the Dome exhibition, a community event that features science and technology. –Courtesy of Vancouver Courier

he neighbourhood grandmothers arrive first because they know that, within the hour, all the spinach, salad greens and parsnips could very well be sold. Then the teachers start Scott Bell tends the pouring out the doors of garden at Thompson David Thompson SecondSecondary. ary School, not wanting to Rob Newell photo miss out on their chance to shop at the monthly market on a small patch of concrete next to one of the school’s side entrances. The students arrive in pairs and threesomes, a bit more hesitant about their choices but equally determined to get their pick of the produce. None of them has to ask Scott Bell, who dips into a portable shed to fill more bags of fresh spinach when supplies start to run low, where the produce comes from. They’ve watched it grow on the front yard of the school. Last summer, half of what used to be the school’s lawn was dug up and planted by Bell and the team of Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society as part of Canada’s first largerscale market garden project with a school. “Scott grows the best salad greens and arugula in Vancouver,” says Ilana Labow, Fresh Roots’ co-founder and co-director. The produce that’s grown here and at a similar garden at Vancouver Technical Secondary is enough to pay for Bell’s wages as farm manager. Once a month in fall, winter and spring, and once a week starting in May, he harvests what’s growing on the lawn and sells it at the schoolyard markets, as well as the schools’ cafeterias. But the garden is more than a source of fresh, organic produce and revenue. There’s a lot of learning that goes on in amongst the rows of beans and lettuce and squash – and not just about vegetable gardening. Marketing students help spread the word. Photography students learn how to tap into the wonders that a macro lens reveals. English students write poetry there. Film students take the English students’ haiku and create short films, narrated by the poets, to illustrate the haiku. Biology students study plant anatomy. It’s not just a feel-good experience. The learning opportunities are based on school curriculum. The garden is simply a multi-use outdoor classroom. And in a neighbourhood where many residents do not speak English, the garden creates its own universal language. Intrigued, and perhaps nostalgic for the home they left behind, neighbours stroll past the garden to watch the progress, asking Bell how to pronounce the various vegetables in English. There’s so much neighbourhood pride in the garden that fencing it in isn’t required; very little produce gets “harvested” in the middle of the night. “It’s a role model to what the world could look like if we discipline ourselves,” says Labow. The market garden is at David Thompson Secondary School (1755 E. 55th) every Tuesday at 3pm; it’s at Van Tech (2600 E. Broadway) every Wednesday at 3pm.

news NPA still mum on mayoral candidate The NPA are staying mum on who will be the party’s mayoral candidate in the upcoming civic election this November. Party president Peter Armstrong said the NPA will likely reveal its mayoral candidate before the end of the month, but wouldn’t say anything further about candidates Kirk LaPointe, Ian Robertson or Leonard Brody. Two weeks ago, the NPA’s board of directors cast ballots in a private vote to determine the party’s mayoral choice. Party insiders said only a handful of people, including a lawyer who monitored the vote, know the result. LaPointe is a longtime newspaper executive and former CBC ombudsman and Robertson is executive director at Tourism Industry Association of BC and a former park board commissioner. Brody is the co-founder of “citizen journalism” company NowPublic and Growlab, a “startup accelerator” that helps entrepreneurs build companies. LaPointe said Monday he didn’t know whether he would be the candidate to challenge Vision Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson in this November’s civic election. “The board is in control of that process,” he said from the downtown office of SelfCounsel Press, where he is the publisher and editor-in-chief. “And until the board has resolved all of it, then I don’t think any of the candidates yet know what will happen.” –Mike Howell

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Soccer Central EA Sports’ FIFA World Cup Brazil calls Metro Vancouver home By Kenzie Colbourne


he FIFA World Cup is a sporting event rivaled by no other. With its spirited fans and global reach, it’s no surprise the soccer tournament is one of the most watched televised events on Earth, with more than 700 million people tuning in for the 2010 final between Spain and the Netherlands. Perhaps just as well-known globally is its virtual counterpart, Electronic Arts’ FIFA Soccer video game series. Developed right here in the Lower Mainland at EA Sports’s sprawling campus in Burnaby, the series is the best selling sports game worldwide, having sold more than 125 million copies since 1993. This year’s game, 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, was released in April in time for the big tournament, which begins June 12. But if you think hockey-mad Vancouver is an odd place to produce the world’s most popular soccer series, you’d be wrong. In fact, Vancouver’s wealth of creative talent and technological expertise, in addition to the city’s diverse culture, have made the city one of the secrets to the game’s success, says Matthew Prior, lead producer of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil at EA Sports. Prior, a self-proclaimed video game and “football” enthusiast, says that both soccer and Vancouver have such a mix of cultures, that the two go together. Developing the game in a multicultural city like Vancouver allows EA to have access to many nationalities as well as cutting edge technology.

EA Sports is far from alone in recognizing Vancouver as a hotbed of talent. Currently, there are 67 gaming development studios operating in BC, says the provincial Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training, creating more than 5,000 full time jobs and employing 22,000-plus people across the province. FIFA World Cup, both the tournament and the video game, is a global enterprise. Since every country in the world is included and can qualify for the World Cup, BC’s multicultural nature is kin to FIFA culture. Prior says EA Sports’ FIFA World Cup team is made up of more than 25 nationalities, and the game itself is translated into over 15 languages – an unheard of statistic in the gaming world. The eclectic collection of cultures is a key to the success of the game, as well as its authenticity. Although created with the global audience in mind, there are many pieces of home in the game, too. All the footwork is done in province, using members of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC as models for the motion capture, as well as using the EA’s own oncampus sports field as a model for generic stadiums in the game. And if you play as Team Canada, you’ll be playing in your very own virtual BC Place, modeled after Vancouver’s stadium. Kantcho Doskov, game play producer for the FIFA series, says the 2014 World Cup game has over a hundred new animations and a feeling unlike anything he has ever seen. For example, one of the game’s lead developers is Brazilian, says Doskov, and he helped to recreate the feeling and atmosphere of a live soccer match in Brazil.

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Matthew Prior, lead producer of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil at EA Sports, says that Vancouver is one of the secrets to the game’s success. Rob Newell photo

“He was really able to really get that high level of quality and authenticity,” he says. This year’s version places greater emphasis on emotion and player interaction. What a player does effects how players within the game interact, and they carry those relationships throughout the rest of the tournament. It’s all an attempt to create as close to a real human experience as possible, says Prior. “It’s beating heart is the fact that we authentically replicate the world’s most popular sport in such a great way that taps the vein of people’s passion through video games,” says Prior. Although the game was released a few months ago, the actual 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil starts this Thursday with the host Brazilians taking on Croatia. Although Canada isn’t in the tournament this year (the team has only appeared in the men’s contest once, in 1986), Whitecaps’ right back Steven Beitashour will be going to the World Cup to represent Iran. Next year, the World Cup will be coming to Vancouver, with the 2015 FIFA Wom-

en’s World Cup takes place in Vancouver. A “biased” Englishmen himself, Prior says that aside from cheering his home team of England on, he’d love to see Brazil win the cup in home territory. Doskov, a native Bulgarian, also hopes to see the Brazil take the cup. The powerful software at EA Sports headquarters, disagrees, however. The studio recently ran a simulation of the tournament with all 32 teams taking part, with Germany beating the host Brazilians 2-1 in the final. “One of the things about the World Cup is that it differs from regular football in that everyone can get into it,” says Prior. “Everyone’s from somewhere… Everyone has an allegiance.” It’s a game that is able to include anybody, no matter how committed you are to watching soccer year round. Prior says he believes that the FIFA video game series itself has helped make soccer more popular in North America. Although traditionally not a diehard soccer culture, the FIFA World Cup game is more successful here than anywhere else in the world.

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www.vch.ca EA’s FIFA Soccer video game series has sold more than 125 million copies since 1993. A recent simulation run by EA Sports predicted Germany would win this year’s World Cup with a 2-1 victory over hosts Brazil in the final. Submitted photo


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Where to watch the World Cup in Vancouver people and will open at 9am to show all of the games.

By Raman Kang The world once again turns its attention to the beautiful game as the 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Brazil June 12 and runs until July 13. With teams competing from every populated continent, the FIFA World Cup is one of the very few sporting events that is truly global. But if you’re not one of the lucky few to watch the massive tournament live in Brazil, there’s plenty of options close to home. Commercial Drive is the best place to drape yourself with your jersey, paint the colours of your country on your face and walk through the streets chanting “olé, olé, olé!” With more places to view the matches on a big screen than any other street in the city, expect the Drive to come alive with excitement. But the Drive isn’t the only World Cup stomping ground. Here’s a list of the best places to watch World Cup matches across Vancouver: Caffé Roma: 1510 Commercial Caffé Roma is expecting to open just in time for the World Cup. If you’re rooting for Italy, this should be your first destination. In the past, Caffé Roma has been the place to meet for soccer fans. It will be showing the games on six televisions and is expecting to open early for the matches. The Pint: 455 Abbott The Pint is the unofficial Brazil house and the official England, Germany and Belgium house. If you’re a fan of any of these counties, The Pint is going to have a crazy crowd of fans for all of the matches. With 75 televisions and three bars, The Pint is expecting huge crowds, particularly for the England and Brazil matches. It seats 500



Rio Brazilian Steakhouse: 689 Denman Rio Brazilian Steakhouse is going to be the spot for all Brazil fans. The Steakhouse is engulfed with decorations of banners and flags supporting the host country. The matches will be shown on a projector as well as three big flat screen televisions. London Public House: 700 Main The London Public House is the official house for England and will be selling tickets for all of the England matches which can be watched from two projectors or one of the 9 flat screen televisions. The London Public House will also be opening early for all of the Colombia matches. Portugese Club of Vancouver: 1144 Commercial The Vancouver Portugal House is expecting to be filled with Portuguese fans, however members will have priority entrance during all games. The club will be showing their games on different five televisions in the restaurant. The Vancouver Alpen Club: 4875 Victoria The Vancouver Alpen Club will be showing all of the Germany matches. This is going to be the place to be for all German fans. The club will be showing the games on its 17-foot television in high definition. If you’re rooting for Germany, you’re going to want to come early and grab a seat as they are expected to fill up fast. Doors open at 8am and there is a $5 entry donation. The Libra Room: 1608 Commercial The Libra Room will be opening early and


showing all games. This will be the place to go if you’re supporting Spain or Brazil. The Libra Room will also be giving away prizes and will have drink specials for the games. Red Card Sports Bar: 560 Smithe Red Card Sports Bar will be opening up early at 8:30am for all of the morning matches and they will also be serving a special breakfast menu for the games. The bar will have 18 televisions, two projection screens and will be selling special game day beer specials including golden Budweiser’s. The bar is expecting to have huge crowds for the Spain vs. Netherlands, England vs. Uruguay and France vs. Honduras matches. Manchester Public House: 1941 W. Broadway Manchester Public House is going to be the special house for both England and Dutch fans. They have 12 televisions and will be showing different games on different televisions. Depending on the match they will open early, but they normally open at 11am. They are expecting a huge crowd for the England vs. Italy match and can seat 200 people. South Hall Palace: 8273 Ross South Hall Palace is booked solid for the Korean fans. They will also be giving away free ice cream. The Sin Bin: 295 W. 2nd With their windows and walls draped in the flags of six different countries, The Sin Bin is going to be the place for the laid-back fans who just want to relax, watch the matches without picking a side. The Sin Bin will also be opening up early at 9am to show the games with drink specials and they will be giving away a foosball table to one

lucky fan at the end of the World Cup. Panadería Latina Bakery: 4906 Joyce Panaderia will be showing all the games during the World Cup. If you’re a Chilean fan, this will be your territory over the next few weeks. Panaderia always expects a big Chilean crowd and will have a large television to watch the game, but come early as it is first-come-firstserve, so you get a good seat to watch the game. There is no cover charge. Library Square: 300 W. Georgia Library Square will also be opening early at 8:30am to show the games. This will be a good place to go if you’re just a fan of the game or don’t really support any team and are just going along with the crowd to have fun. There will be no pressure here. Vancity Theatre: 1181 Seymour The Vancouver International Film Centre will be showing the first game of the tournament live on the big screen for free on June 12. Although they can’t show all of the games because of other commitments, they may show more games as the tournament goes on if there is demand for them. The theatre will also be showing a series of soccer movies from LatinAmerica as well as documentaries and dramas. ANZA Club: 3 W. 8th Mt. Pleasant’s ANZA Club will be broadcasting the Socceroos’ (aka Team Australia) games on their big screen in the downstairs lounge. Grab a cold bottle of Coopers’ Sparkling Ale and chant away! Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! Oi, Oi, Oi! For the schedule of matches, go to Fifa.com.

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STREET STYLE: Jessica Karalash A Good Chick to Know by Jennifer Scott


ancouver has often flown under the fashion radar when considering global style. We have, by comparison, a laid back lifestyle and wardrobes to suit. Recent years, however, have seen an uprising of fashion-forward trend-setters that have raised our local fashion awareness and helped carve us out a solid spot on the world’s style map. Our city has always had a seemingly underground collective of talented industry creatives, and now – combined with the fresh and hungry new generation of fashion stylists, designers and enthusiasts – we definitely have ourselves a note-worthy “scene”. Not nearly as unattainable as it may seem, personal style is not just for the who’s-who of Vancouver fashion. We have seen an influx of entrepreneurs offering creative services to the public in efforts to amp up personal confidence through fabulous style. One of the forerunners in the industry doing just that is the lovely Jessica Karalash, founder and creative force behind KurateStyle. Not only does Jessica offer personal wardrobe services, she also hosts and speaks at many events around the city, offering her expert advice. I had an opportunity to chat with Jessica (who, by the way has single-handedly put a huge waving flag in Vancouver’s spot on the world style map – she was recently featured on the Vanity Fair International BestDressed Challenge - User’s Choice in May for her Lace Love look, pictured) and get a sense of how and why KurateStyle got started. If you’re like me and can’t get enough of this girl, check her out June 12 at TOPSHOP where she will be hosting a Summer Stylin’ trend talk from 6-8pm. For more info head to KurateStyle. com. JS: What is KurateStyle and how did it all begin? JK: KurateStyle is an online personal styling platform for men and women. It began from a love of fashion, technology, and entrepreneurship. I’ve always loved fashion and helping friends choose outfits. Growing up, I always had friends, and even strangers, ask how I put outfits together. I created KurateStyle as a way to help people live their best lives and feel amazing about themselves. I love seeing how my clients light up when they build their personal style. Whatever stage of life they are in, whether it’s a new job or becoming parents, it’s amazing to see how their wardrobe can change how they feel about themselves. Can you describe your services? Do you have a most popular service? My most popular service is the Personal Style


Package for clients. We go over their entire lifestyle, style goals and dreams and even their fears. Then I customize and tailor a package that is unique to them. It has a celebrity style match, colour and body shape analysis, do’s and don’ts, wardrobe-building lists, and techniques and real outfits that they can purchase online from our partner stores that will build their new style and wardrobe. It is a very indepth process and is all done online. I also do in-home consultations for special clients – a wardrobe makeover and detox, which completely sets the stage for a new wardrobe and look – and editorial-type style shoots with models and clients that want photographs for their portfolio or as keepsakes. I am also launching a new website (very soon) which will have additional services and a robust online styling system for my clients. What are your fave style tips as we move into summer? There are a few I’m in love with right now. Play around with patterns and prints, and mix and match them. I love to keep some polish in the summer. Always be deliberate in your choices – this goes for guys and girls. How does Vancouver’s fashion scene compare to other Canadian cities? Vancouver’s fashion scene is very lifestyle focused, and it’s growing! I think Vancouver is a very active city, and it has a warmer climate than most Canadian cities, which is reflected in our style. We have some big names here, like Aritzia, Lululemon (who is branching into lifestyle, along with their classic yoga looks), and Indochino is growing quite rapidly. There is a great scene of Vancouver fashion bloggers and stylists who are absolutely amazing, supportive and collaborative as well. I also love the boutiques here. What are your favourite local Vancouver fashion boutiques? There are so many! If I forget any, because I might, please feel free to email me with questions! Violet Boutique, Oliver & Lilly, The Block, Secret Location, Oak & Fort, Rebecca Bree, The Latest Scoop, Wear Else, Lynn Steven, JennyfleurLoves (who is now online, but does pop-ups), Eco Diva Beauty (for beauty products, also online, but is Vancouverbased). What are the top three must-have items that each a man and woman should own? For men and women, surprisingly, they are the same. Fitted black blazer, white V-neck tee, perfectly fitting jeans (and a great pair of shoes – bonus for this!)

The Latest Scoop Beautiful and affordable fashion Debbie Nichol, Owner Debbie Nichol loves to shop: She’s traveled to Paris, Rome, Istanbul, and New York in order to find the perfect article of clothing, not for herself, but for you. In 2004, Nichol opened The Latest Scoop, a pop-up shop that promises beauty and affordability. The nowyou-see-it, now-you-don’t shop is only open for about eight to 12 weeks, during the summer and holiday months. The idea for The Latest Scoop emerged when Nichol decided she wanted a career that would give her everything she wanted – her creativity to be combined with business, to travel and work her own hours, and to choose when she wanted the store to be open. This way, with the store only being open for a few months at a time, Nichol and her team are able to buy stock so close to the season that they’re able to seize what is trending in style before anyone else. In the store you’ll find dresses swaying on the walls in different shapes and sizes, blazers in blue, yellow and coral that flaunt sophistication and tops meant for every body, all at affordable prices. “We’re able to keep prices level because we don’t make a lot of mistakes,” says Nichol. Most of the items you see in-store are probably ones you’ve seen in high-end stores, but here they are at a lower price. Whether you’re a university student on a tight budget or have money to burn, this store’s “eclectic products,” be it clothing, home décor, or furniture coincides with every personality. “When someone says something is fine or nice, I don’t want it. It means you haven’t done your best, I don’t want to be just another store, or to be mediocre or in the middle, I want to excel,” says Nichol. She makes it very clear that she and her team work for their customers and that the customers are the boss. “We try to respect them by how we present our product, the products we choose, and our relationships with them,” says Nichol. “In retail, success is not only dependent on what you sell, but also what you don’t sell, when I buy I try to be careful.” Rather than thinking about what she wants in her store, she thinks about what the customer would want. When something isn’t working, Nichol is quick to make changes.

My Vancouver What’s your favourite neighbourhood? Go to Stanley Park for a walk on a nice day or cycle through English Bay, False Creek and circle through Gastown – which is my favourite part of the city, it’s cultured, eclectic and you’ll find everyone living together. What’s your ideal day? Go for walk with my girlfriends, stop for coffee on the way back, spend an afternoon in Gastown and then meet up with my husband and have my son and girlfriend over to cook a meal. How do you relax and have fun? I love massages and facials! I also love to see my very patient friends who are always making sure I’ve had dinner if I’m working late or that I’ve gone for a walk if I’m having a busy day to clear my head. What do you miss most about Vancouver when you’re gone? The air quality, the green, the mountains, the ocean! I love traveling but I love going home.

“I don’t wait and watch things go south.” Perhaps the greatest lesson she’s learned in business is that relationships with people, staff, buyers and customers are important. That’s why, at her store, staff have conversations with customers, not just about merchandise, but about their day. Every time the store pops up, it is a new chance for new offers, new beginnings, and new ways to be creative. “I created my own dream.” says Nichol. The Latest Scoop’s flagship store at 2928 Granville St. is open through mid August, and 1994 West 4th store closes on June 29. Since Nichol opened The Latest Scoop, the store has developed a loyal following. There are no discounts given within the store but there are discounts and offers for those who are on the email list or follow them on social media.

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June 12 – 18, 2014


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The building of an icon

The man who built the West End marks 50 years of philanthropy By Kelsey Klassen


t’s not hard to decide, between the 22 towers he developed and his five decades of philanthropy, which is Mel Zajac’s larger legacy. And, sure, the man whose West End hotel hosted more than 200 Hollywood Alisters can distract with tales of Johnny Depp fisticuffs and Bob Hope’s cocktail of choice, but it’s his own story that proves most compelling. Speaking in stops and starts over the phone, his fast-paced thoughts translated occasionally by daughter

Carmen, the man who has spent his life helping society’s most vulnerable people first takes us back to the poverty-stricken northern end of 1930s Winnipeg. “It was tough,” he says succinctly. Born the seventh of eight children, the death of his father prompted his early entry into the workforce, selling newspapers by age 11 and setting bowling alley pins by 13. A trip to visit his sister in Vancouver in 1947 earned him the nickname, “the guy who came to dinner and never left”, and at age 19 Zajac settled on the West Coast.







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He earned his next sobriquet, the “accidental” property developer, while working in a lumber supply house, where he met a salesman who taught him on weekends how to build houses. The houses – some of which are still standing – gave way to 10 low- and 22 high-rise developments in the Vancouver area, the most legendary being his modernist Pacific Palisades Hotel between Robson and Alberni, whose bar was the place to see and be seen between 1966 and 1985. (The hotel would be transformed by new owners into 243 rental units in 2012.) Zajac has fond memories of working with his children, Corinne, Carmen, Karen, Mel Jr. and Marty, in the hotel while his celebrity friends ran amok. But, just as the hotel was entering the twilight of its heyday, gradually being eclipsed by newer, flashier models like the Sutton Place and Shangri-La, something no parent can prepare for happened: Mel and wife Irene lost their two sons to accidents just eight months apart. Mel Jr. – an Olympic swimmer and Ironman – was killed in a kayaking mishap on the Chilliwack River in 1986. While the family was still recovering from that tragedy, Marty died in an avalanche while heli-skiing

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Mel Zajac with campers at Zajac Ranch during Autism Week 2012. Supplied photo in the Cariboo. Grief, in some ways, would define the family from that point on. Already ardent supporters of children’s charities through their golf tournament (now the longest-running such event in BC) the Zajac family started the Mel Jr. and Marty Zajac Foundation and began building a legacy in the boys’ names. From 1987, the foundation would invest more than $20 million – much of that coming from Zajac’s circle of friends – into facilities and programs that brought about an extended care home for seniors, an international swim meet at UBC and medical ranch for kids, to name a few. “It changed my course because I devoted my whole life to working and making things in memory of them,”

says Zajac, who was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2007 for his philanthropy. “The schools I built, the seniors’ home, the park, everything is in memory of them. They’re helping me. Unbeknownst to anybody else, they’re behind me.” Zajac Ranch, a Westernthemed camp set on 40 acres along Stave Lake in Mission, provides children with serious and chronic illness the opportunity to have a complete, often life-changing, outdoor experience without interrupting treatment. A converted correctional facility the family purchased with $2.2 million of their own money, it is now a complex comprised of 19 fully accessible buildings, the only of its kind in Canada, that offers the magic and normalcy of camp for the

children, and respite for their families. It costs $750,000 to run the 10-week camp. Much of that, says Carmen, comes from special events like White Spot’s always anticipated Pirate Pak Day for adults in August, and the upcoming Zajac Golf Classic, which rings in its 50th anniversary June 18 and promises to be a sun-addled putt down memory lane. The rest is through generous community contributions, be it money, materials or time. “None of it would have been possible if it hadn’t been for my dad’s drive and his will to create this legacy in memory of his sons,” says Carmen, the foundation’s president for the past 19 years.

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f you’re a West End artist looking for a seat at the table, WE Arts has brought the chairs. The grassroots arts and culture group, which officially launched in January in partnership with the Gordon Neighbourhood House, The West End BIA and City of Vancouver, is looking to build a “strong arts presence and sustainable creative economy” in the West End. “According to the census, there are 45,000 people living in the West End, and 14 per cent of that population has careers in arts and culture,” says WE Arts co-founder and advocate John Hewson. “It’s the highest number of people in any city neighborhood in Vancouver.” This weekend at Car Free Day, you’ll have an opportunity to talk to WE Arts members about your ideas. The group will have a booth outside King George Secondary on Denman, hosting their second annual Art Jam and (permits pending) the beginning brush strokes of a three-part mural on the wall of the school. The Art Jam, running June 15 between noon and 5pm, will allow King George students, alumni, and the public to create their own original piece of art or write a story or poem to celebrate what they love about their school and living in the West End. There will also be a speakers’ corner where area residents can sing a song, tell a story, or read a poem about the West End. There will be featured performers and a special guest, Edwin Coppard, who will be conduct-

ing a workshop on “Discovering your real voice”. Local children’s author Amber Marie Williams will be reading from her new book, Rinny Rinpoche. The King George 100th Anniversary Reunion Committee will also be on site to give out information on its upcoming October celebrations and you’ll be able to register and get involved with both the reunion and the West End Memories Project (WestEndMemories.org). Having received a Community & Neighbourhood Arts Development (CNAD) grant from the City, Hewson says the time is right to start building the organization, which hopes to one day be responsible for the area’s art plan. If you can’t make Car Free Day, the arts group meets the second Monday of every month at Gordon Neighbourhood House at 7pm. WE Arts also partnered with the City of Vancouver last year to help write four pages of the recently adopted 127-page community plan, gaining it some valuable insight. In the document, they explain that a fiveyear Cultural Strategy, building on the 2008 Culture Plan, is currently in development. They also highlight their goals to advance the area’s cultural facility ecology (creative commercial spaces, use of public spaces, upgrades and improvements to exisitng facilities) and public art programs (community art initiatives, private developmentartist commissions, mentors etc). For more info, go to WEArts.ca or track them down on social media at Facebook.com/WEArtsVan and Facebook.com/KingGeorge100th.

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West End residents team up to recycle By Robert Mangelsdorf


hen it comes to recycling, Jill Schroeder knows that a little bit of effort can go a long way. The West End resident heads up the recycling program at the Panorama Place apartments, where she and a dozen or so other volunteers have helped reduce the building’s garbage by more than 25 per cent, diverting tonnes of garbage from landfills. She’s hoping to help other residents in Vancouver do the same thing for their buildings. “It saves the building money, but we’re just glad to keep it out of the landfill,” says Schroeder. The Panorama Place Green Team, as they call themselves, got its start 15 years ago when Schroeder and other residents campaigned to convert the roof of the apartment’s parking garage into landscaped greenspace. While their efforts were ultimately unsuccessful, it did start the conversation about they could make their building more “green.” It started out simply enough, by providing a bin for residents to recycle beverage containers not included in the City of Vancouver’s recycling program. Over time, the group has expanded the types of materials they can recycle. In the past six months, the group has collected 30 98-litre bins of styrofoam, 30 bins of waxed cartons and beverage containers, 30 bins of soft plastics (including shopping bags and wrapping), four bins of hard plastics, 100s of batteries and light bulbs, as well as dozens of electrical appliances. “We all take turns driving the bins to

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Green Team wanted to get a head start. The program has been a huge success, collecting more than two tonnes of organic waste in the past six months. In terms of volume, it’s equal to four large dumpsters, says Schroeder. Since the food waste program started, compliance in other areas has increased, Schroeder notes. The recycling room of the building has also become somewhat of a social hub. Schroeder and her group are hoping to spread the word and teach others to start similar programs in their buildings. “My advice is start small with a committed group of people, and just do it,” she says. For more about the recycling program, contact jill.schroeder@gmail.com

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traffic from Robson to Davie as part of Vancouver Car Free Day. There will be fun for young, old, families, couples and single folks, which includes acoustic music, a kids zone, non-profits, local politicians, artists, and artisans. Honda Celebration of Light July 26, July 30, and Aug. 2, 10pm Vancouver’s annual fireworks festival returns to the West End this summer. The Honda Celebration of Light Beach Festival features live music and food vendors near Sunset Beach, while English Bay features the YVR Observation Deck and Keg Lounge. Vehicle access will be restricted after 7pm in the 35-block area east of Den-

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Five top ice cream shops to rock your summer By Anya Levykh


t’s hot, sunny and bright, which means only one thing – ice cream season is here. And, whether your preferences run to classic, oldfashioned vanilla, an expressive gelato, or a revolutionary ice cream sandwich, all your cold wishes are answered here. Don’t forget to pace yourselves.

Bella Gelateria Think of James Coleridge as the godfather of gelato in Vancouver. The internationally award-winning artisan uses old-word methods (such as hand mixing, local organic milk, quality ingredients) to whip up his deadly series of flavours. Last year Coleridge’s entry at the International World Gelato Competition in Italy won him both the judges’ and peoples’ choice awards. Flavours change daily and weekly, depending on what’s in season and who Coleridge partners with. The only constant is the sheer delight when consuming a scoop or three. Try the Akbar Mashti, a heady combination of saffron, rosewater and pistachio, or the honey nougat.

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old-fashioned ice cream. Classic flavours like vanilla, chocolate, salted caramel share space with more new-fangled pairings like London fog and blueberry balsamic. The latter is absolutely stellar, as are their more seasonal selections. Honey blue cheese is surprisingly satisfying, hitting the right balance between sweet and savoury. And they also have milkshakes! Choose your own flavours for cones or cups, then add from a selection of toppings like blood orange olive oil or red wine reduction.

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This “earnest” endeavour first was born at the local farmers’ markets, and word was spread by way of a bikemounted portable cooler. A rotating selection of purely seasonal flavours, such as the eerily good sour cherrychocolate chip or the Matchstick Espresso Flake, will keep you addicted all summer long. For vegans, there are a solid half-dozen choices, all based on coconut milk, that sacrifice none of the richness or flavour of traditional ice cream. Peanut butter chocolate or cookies and cream are my recommendations for a sunny afternoon.

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Like the song says, these are a few of my favourite things. Owner Ashley Watson has an inspired palate and a devilish imagination. Goat cheese and blueberry ice cream between two oatmeal-lemon cookies is divine, as is the Cardamalmond, a cardamom, honey and almond ice cream laid out between lemon-almond cookie layers. No storefront, but find them at Pazzo Chow in Chinatown or just get them delivered in bulk. Trust me, they won’t be lying around long enough to go to waste.

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Oakwood Canadian Bistro almost hits the mark The Dish by Anya Levykh


ontemporary Canadian cuisine has taken many forms in the city of late. When The Oakwood opened its doors a handful of years ago, the little bistro deep in Kitsilano quickly became popular for its towering, cooked-to-order burger (medium-rare, if you please) and their brisket poutine. What could be more Canadian, eh? Owner Mike Shea has created a comfortable, rustic room that seems to attract a steady crowd most nights. Dark wood, deep banquettes, white brick walls and even some antlers on display set the mood, although – by the bye – what is it with all of the taxidermy that has swept local establishments lately? The mood is light and relaxed, as befits the neighbourhood, and the street-front patio gets a lot of action despite sitting next to a busy intersection. As the name might suggest, the menu is all Canadian, all the time. Executive chef Michael Robbins has put together a graduating list of dishes, all sourced within our borders (most sourced within BC). It’s a laudable effort, although I’m assuming the lemon in my drink came from slightly further away. Nonetheless, anyone who sources their proteins from the likes of Rabbit River, Yarrow Meadows, and Maple Hill, among others,

is on the right track. The wine list, likewise, also focuses on BC producers, although Washington State gets some healthy representation, as do the Cote du Rhone, Marlborough, and Napa regions. The dishes themselves, are, unfortunately, hit-andmiss. Rabbit rillette with truffle butter and shaved foie gras was a revelation, served with excellent housemade caraway bread and pickled veg. Halibut with bacon lardons, shimeji mushrooms and cracking was less stellar. The fish was cooked perfectly, but all of the accoutrements failed to provide any contrast to the richness of flavour. Fried octopus was crispy and salty, lightly breaded and delicious, and the accompanying bacon aioli was excellent. But the dish it was served in, a long creviced receptacle, was too narrow for the serving spoon, necessitating some interesting manoeuvering to extract the crunchy shreds of tentacle without spilling over onto the table. Desserts are lovely layers presented in small mason jars, but the trio of offerings were too similar in their sickly sweetness to merit repeat performances. Maple cream with a hint of caramel was made still sweeter by a cranberry gel that grated on the teeth. Goat’s cheesecake with blueberry compote was unimaginative and forget-

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General manager Jeff Parr presents dishes with a decidedly Canadian flavour at the rustic Oakwood Canadian Bistro in Kitsilano. Rob Newell photo. table. A little more variety here would have served them well, perhaps even an all-Canadian cheese and charcuterie plate? Since Oakwood produces its own breads and pastas, and handles its own butchery (fantastic, that), it would be nice to see more consistency and care with the excellent ingredients being used and produced. As for service, friendly and relaxed describes it best, although the girl

looking after us one night seemed a bit too eager to remove our dishes before we had finished them. Since they weren’t in a rush for our table, it was a bit confusing. The rest of the staff seems a welltrained machine, led rather ably by GM Jeff Parr. For a drink and a few bites, this neighbourhood joint will likely keep the locals happy, but serious meals might be more satisfactorily eaten elsewhere.


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The 11th annual Scotiabank Passions gala in support of the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation takes place on Sept. 14. Tickets go on sale July 1 for one of the city’s hottest culinary events. Taste offerings from 21 of the city’s top chefs and restaurants, including Beaucoup Bakery, Espana, West, and Bella Gelateria, as well as soonto-open The Fat Badger, and Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar. DrPeter.org Hart House Restaurant has brought on Michael Genest, formerly of Arms Reach Bistro and Sonora Resort, as the new executive chef. Look for a new seasonally-based menu, as well as a rotating weekly three-course prix fixe for $36. HartHouseRestaurant.com Look out Kerrisdale… Josh Pape and James Iranzad, co-owners of Wildebeest in Gastown, are opening Bufala, a pizzeria, in the tony neighbourhood by end of month. Expect classic

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and more inventive pies, as well as a few pastas, sides and salads, and, of course, a fantastic cocktail program. Chef David Gunawan and Dara Young of Farmer’s Apprentice are opening a small wine bar next door to their popular restaurant. A small rotating list of wines will be paired with charcuterie and a handful of dishes. Look for the opening sometime in early summer.

DRINK | DINE Yew Seafood and Bar is featuring lobster and prosciutto eggs benedict as part of their Father’s Day brunch offerings, as well as Steak Oscar with Qualicum Bay scallops and spot prawns for dinner.

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course tasting menu from Bearfoot Bistro’s executive chef Melissa Craig, served in a private gondola cabin on the Peak 2 Peak Gondola at an altitude of 436 metres. Each gondola seats up to 10 people, is priced at $7,500 per cabin, and includes a pre-dinner cocktail party, the six-course dinner with wine pairings, and entry to the post-event party at Bearfoot Bistro. BearfootBistro. com Araxi Restaurant’s signature Long Table dinners are back and this year there will be a Vancouver event at the Bard on the Beach venue at Vanier Park, as well as events in Pemberton and Whistler. Joining executive chef James Walt for the Vancouver event on August 4 will be executive chefs Andrew Richardson from CinCin, Frank Pabst from Blue Water Café and Quang Dang from West, as well as master patissier Thierry Busset from Thierry Chocolaterie Pattiserie. Tickets are $175 per person. Araxi.com/Longtable


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ooking to shake things up a bit? Here are five wines deserving a spot at your table that are just hitting shelves now.

CedarCreek 2013 Platinum Viognier | Okanagan Valley, BC | $24.95 | Winery Direct/Private Stores Viognier isn’t the easiest white grape to ripen, it usually has to hang pretty late into the fall and hope for sunny days all the way through. You don’t see much of it coming out of Kelowna, CedarCreek’s home, since the area is one of the slightly cooler grape-growing sub-regions in the Okanagan. So why does this one work so well? A combination of a hot and sunny summer of 2013, with lake proximity and diurnal temperature variation keeping the grape’s natural acidity in check make this a wine that isn’t too heavy and cloying – something the variety can flirt with on occasion. Nope, instead this one’s all orange blossom, honeysuckle, lemon balm and minerals. Elegant and refreshing at the same time, a definite charmer.

Les Ligeriens 2013 Rose D’Anjou | Loire Valley, France | $16.95 | BC Liquor Stores It’s summer, so we want to make sure we’re drinking plenty of pink! Often, there’s nothing better with burgers, seafood, potato chips or pretty much anything else. This combo of gamay and grolleau comes across light and breezy, with soft summer berries like huckleberries, Saskatoon berries and a few black currants thrown in for good measure. A splash of peach and a wisp of spearmint on the finish

keep things sailing along well.

Tinhorn Creek 2011 Pinot Noir | Okanagan Valley, BC | $21.99 | Winery Direct/ Private Stores Put a bit of a chill on this brick-red, slightly earthy pinot noir that cracks some black peppercorns atop wild raspberries and a smattering of thyme. I’m digging that this 2011-vintage is just being released, it’s had just enough time in the bottle to allow the slight lashing of oak to integrate well. Don’t be timid because of its pale colour; grilled meats will go alongside perfectly.

Moon Curser 2012 Carménère | Okanagan Valley, BC | $37.90 | Winery Direct/Private Stores Moon Curser only made 190 cases of wine from this grape variety that we normally associate with Chile, and the deserts of Osoyoos do it so many favours that it should all fly out of the winery by winter. Dark

chocolate, cherries and mint swirl together, both as aromatics and on the fullbodied, juicy palate. Dried herbs and a hint of smoke continue through each sip; the whole package being so warm and cozy-it’s akin to sitting by the campfire.

Chateau Grand Renom 2011 | Bordeaux, France | $18.49 | BC Liquor Stores

Winery Direct BC wines can be found in local private wine stores; expect a few more bucks tacked on to prices listed. Need help tracking something down? Hit me up via KurtisKolt.com or Tweet me at @KurtisKolt.





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The 30-year-old vines producing the fruit in the Grand Renom bring plenty of personality amongst black fruit, pencil shavings, leather, blackberries, and violets. The character is most certainly classic Bordeaux, maybe a touch lighter than one might expect, but quite the steal at this price nonetheless.

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• Upper Level Stunning View South Facing 1 Bedroom • Great Condition & Immaculately Clean • 560sq.ft. 1 Bdrm & Solarium/Den • New Indoor Pool, Gym & Lobby • Great In-House Building Manager • Walk to Financial District, Skytain, Movies, Shops • Solid Concrete Building in Heart Between West End & Downtown! • Great Value.Welcome Home!

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$595,000 309 – 680 W.7TH AVE.


LOCATION, LOCATION!! West of Denman garden level suite with a private entrance, your pooch will love it. Well laid out 1,048 sq.ft. 2 bdrm, 2 bath with some updating, waiting for your personal touch. Includes gas f/p, laundry, parking & storage in this well-managed bldg. Pets & rentals welcome. 1 blk to Stanley Park & 2 blks to English Bay. Check out our website, www.dexterrealty.com for current market condition updates.

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Furnished Junior suite @ 910 Beach Ave. Great pied-a-terre, or rent it out either by yourself or in the hotel rental pool. Great location, steps to seawall & Aquabus.

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W W W . L I A N A S H O W C A S E . C O M NEW PRICE CHILCO TOWERS, $1,028,000 201-710 CHILCO ST

Irreplaceable park like setting across from lost lagoon, views of Stanley Park, Lost Lagoon, + mtns • This 1600sf beauty has been completely renovated w/ the highest quality millwork, tiling, lighting, doors, moulding, etc. • This is old world charm at its finest! • A dream kitchen right for entertaining + warm bathrooms to luxuriate in • No expense has been spared... • Quiet cul-de-sac, the city’s premier coop! (Taxes +bldg insurance incl in maintenance fees).


• One of a kind, custom built, extensively renovated executive home surrounded by greenbelt & mature landscaping in a prime Seymour cul-de-sac location • Tranquillity at its very finest with all the luxuries & pampering of modern, sophisticated living • Centrally situated just 5 mins to easy highway access! • This 3 bdrm+den, 3 bath home is surrounded by almost 1100sf of outdoor wrap around sundecks • Loads of storage, 5-car parking, extensive landscaping & outdoor gardens • A RARE GEM!

NEW PRICE LOFT 33, $398,880 708-33 W PENDER ST

Ultra modern 1 bdrm + 1 flex rm/den + Juliet balcony + 1 parking @ 33 West lofts with great city views! • Extra large suite in superb Crosstown location. Steps from seawall, shopping, skytrain, parks etc. • TRUE LOFT AMBIANCE w/ modern quality finishings • 10’ ceilings, spa-bath, slate tiling throughout, blt-in storage, S/S appliances, designer lighting, granite counters etc • Truly a unique home!

THE OLIVE $428,800 406-3225 TUPPER ST • Great 1 BR + den w/ gourmet kitchen w/ granite counters, quality cabinetry, KitchenAid s/s appl. • Fabulous north views & a balcony ideal for BBQs • Unit has a cozy living room with wide plank h/w flooring & fireplace • Great lifestyle unit in South Cambie steps to transit, shopping, cafes & restaurants • Pets & rentals welcome

PARK 360, $348,000 2005-7088 18TH AVE, BURNABY

• This 1 bdrm plus den is Cressey built with all the premium finishing including 9’ ceilings, open plan kitchen w/ SS appl., granite counters, engineered h/w floors, custom built-ins & more • Enjoy the large balcony for BBQs & gardening, the unit has terrific easterly views • Building amenities incl. fully equipped exercise room, sauna, steam room, swirl pool, lounge & recreation room w/ billiards table • Great access to transit, be downtown in minutes • Shopping is convenient with Metrotown, High Gate Mall and Big Bend strip mall on Marine Way.


Completely renoed designer 1 bdrm & den @ London Place • Fantastic open concept + light thruout • Warm & bright designer colors, brand new kitchen w/quartz countertops, new s/s backsplash tiles & appls., gooseneck faucet & double undermount sink • Brand new coffee laminate h/w flrs thruout... Tinted wall to wall windows, commercial grade construction converted to condos in 1994 (built to last Proactive Complex) • Low strata fees incl heat + hot water + free laundry + rooftop patio with views + 2 storage lockers, parking, gym, sauna, hot tub • Pets allowed, rentals with restrictions • Unbelievable central location close to everything!!!




204-1750 W. 3RD AVE 1753 E. 2ND AVE 2101-125 COLUMBIA ST 2203-608 BELMONT ST 2809-501 PACIFIC ST 410-2828 MAIN STREET 2915 ARGO PLACE, BBY 201-66 W CORDOVA ST 901-188 KEEFER ST


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w Ne New Listing 1928 Nelson #104 West of Denman 781 sf Manhattan style garden suite with den & a private SE outdoor patio at Westpark House. First class upgrades, high end kitchen and steps to Stanley Park. $488,000.

OPEN: SUN 2:00 - 3:00 1819 Pendrell #102 English Bay patio 2 bdrm with views to the ocean, beautiful renovations, open kitchen, hardwood. Pets & rentals OK. 835 sf. $469,900.

1949 Beach #104 English Bay views! All water views from 2ND floor SE corner two bedroom at Beach Town House with ocean views and large housesized rooms. 1272 sq. ft. $858,000.

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1879 Barclay #201 Heritage Character West of Denman top floor SW corner suite at Ralston Court - steps to the park! Red oak hardwood, great light. 665 sf. $298,000.


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1740 Comox #302 The Sandpiper One bdrm + den Lush outlook with glimpse to English Bay in a rock solid concrete strata off Denman. Pet friendly. $324,900.


1105-1250 Burnaby St, Junior 1 bdrm, $248,000, 17 Sat & Sun 2-4 1819 Pendrell #102, 2 bdrm + patio, $469,900, 19 Sun 2-3 only 504-1133 Harwood, 1 bdrm sub-penthouse, $428,880, 17 Sun 2-4 104-1010 Chilco St, 2 bdrm, 18 $595,000, Sat 2-4 1234 Pendrell, 2 bdrm, $434,900, 20 Sat 12-2


1902-1188 Howe St, 1 bdrm, $323,800, Thurs 5-7pm sneak peak, Sat & Sun 2-4 WEVancouver.com


View! View! View! English Bay Live by Stanley Park One of the best views to English Bay, Stanley Park & the mountains available. Call for the details. $428,000.

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CAR FREE DAY SPECIAL Who needs a car with Davie & Denman shopping just steps away & English Bay beach, seawall & Stanley Park a short stroll. View it all from your spacious corner suite with awesome mountain, city & water vistas from every room. Live in or rent out; furnishings available. Parking & locker included or rent them too! $287,000


FESTIVE ATMOSPHERE Stunning water views from two bedroom balcony home 1/2 block to English Bay Beach and seawall. Enjoy ocean breezes year round. Parking and additional storage included. Rentals and some pets allowed. Outdoor pool, sauna, lots of building upgrades & glorious rooftop 360 degree view deck! $389,000


18 Athlete’s Way, 1 bdrm, $512,500, Sat 12-2


903-1468 W. 14th Ave., 2 bdrm, $769,900, Sat 2:30-4:30, Sun 2-4


766 E. 49th Ave, 5 bdrm, $1,098,000, Sun 2-4



11-3634 Garibaldi Dr, 4 bdrm, $778,000, Sat & Sun 2-4 564 Blueridge, 4 bdrm, $1,750,000, Sun 2-4



BEST LOCATION Right next door to Stanley Park, 1/2 block to English Bay with glorious views. Large one bedroom with balcony on penthouse level with peaceful vistas over treetops to mountains, ocean & islands beyond. Stunning 360 degree rooftop deck & lounge, large indoor pool, relaxing garden & more. An oasis in the city! $539,000


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AVEDON: $769,900 903-1468 W. 14th South Granville’s finest Boutique Concrete High Rise! 890sf, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, exceptional views!. MLS #V1066326

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SHORELINE: $859,900 KAYAK: $512,500 403-1625 Manitoba 18 Athlete’s Way 710 sq.ft. Townhouse Street

BRAVA: $438,000 1605-1155 Seymour Street

Loft, 1 bdrm, flex space, 990 sq.ft. Water/ Mountain views! 2 bdrm, balcony, 1 bath. MLS 2 bath, 2 balconies. MLS #V1037684 #V1037708

601 sq.ft., 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, den/office, large view balcony. MLS #V1054194

Alice Lin Realtor

WATERFRONT LOCATION! 2306-1077 W. Cordova Van. B.C.

• impeccable 1BDRM + DEN residence in the exquisite Shaw Tower • top end appliances such as Sub-Zero, Fisher Paykel, Bosch etc. • executive gym, board room, yoga room, massage therapy room etc. • professional concierge service that rivals any five star hotel! • steps to the finest shops, restaurants and sea wall. Close to Stanley Park. This home ticks all the boxes! Quick Possession possible. Seller has purchased in the same complex. MLS V1056961 Asking only $749,000! Call us to view.


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417-237 E. 4th Ave. $549,900

Luxury, presence and taste! Panoramic city, water and mountain Fabulous open concept studio with Owner-occupied spacious 775sq. views from this RARE TOP FLOOR, 2 generous bedroom nook, private ft. 1 bedroom or easy 2 bedroom @ level, 1010 sq.ft. PENTHOUSE LOFT east-facing garden view plus 9’x5’ L’Hermitage boutique residences. at Artworks. Soaring 16’ ceilings, patio. Superior quality finishing Great open plan, private, quiet side floor to ceiling windows, great throughout. Pet and rental friendly! of building with city outlook. Well open plan, quality renovations, New lobby, new roof, newer plumbing cared for & clean move-in condition. great artist live/work tax incentives. and elevator. Move in now.

5487 West Boulevard, Vancouver

Paul Bale

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Reel People: Becoming Background Sabrina Furminger goes undercover as an extra in Becoming Sophie, Crystal Lowe’s directorial debut

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arrived at Vinci’s Caffe that Sunday afternoon in late May with two goals in mind: to get a glimpse into the world of indie filmmaking, and to avoid making an ass of myself. That weekend, the Mount Pleasant café was serving as a film set for Becoming Sophie, a short film about a young photographer wrestling with a major life decision. Becoming Sophie marks the directorial debut of Crystal Lowe, the star of Hallmark Channel’s Signed, Sealed, Delivered. Lowe – along with Becoming Sophie’s producer Sandy Sidhu – graced the cover of our DIY Film issue last year. I was there to observe the action from the vantage point of a background performer (AKA an extra or, as one of my fellow extras put it, a “prop with a pulse”). It was a job I’d never tackled before, and I was a bundle of nerves. I checked in with the affable extras wrangler and was directed to a group of chairs outside the café that had been designated as an extras holding pen. The first thing I learned about life for a background performer is that the bulk of your time is spent waiting for something to happen (although it took nearly three hours for this to truly sink in). So we passed the time like cowboys around a campfire: sharing horror stories and snacking on cookies and toast from craft services. I learned that extras often judge productions by the quality of the food. On Becoming Sophie, the extras were enthusiastic about the abundance of options, including greens (which don’t appear too often, I was told). Besides food, early call-times, itchy costumes, and strange props (including a goat) were their biggest headaches (and favourite stories). While we reminisced like old cowboys, the crew bustled around, setting up for the first shot. Eventually the third assistant director appeared to lead us into the café for our scene. The back of the café had been transformed into a hipster art gallery. I was positioned in front a large colour photograph of the Vancouver skyline, just behind Becoming Sophie’s star and co-writer, Ashley Alexander. For this scene, I would mime a discussion with the extra beside me while Alexander (as Sophie) shared emotional dialogue with a couple of other actors just over my shoulder. As they set up for the shot, I realized I didn’t know how to mime a conversation without looking like I was playing charades. But soon the camera was rolling, an intense scene started to play out behind me, and there was no more time to be nervous. They re-shot the scene a half-dozen times; the room grew hot from the lights, and I grew more confident with each take. The trick to being an extra is to be present without drawing any attention to yourself; you’ve done your job when no one’s noticed that you’re there. We were sent to a new holding area a stone’s throw from where they were filming. The need for silence was paramount. This was where I earned my own background performer horror

Above: Behind the scenes during the last month’s filming of the upcoming indie movie, Becoming Sophie. On right: Extras bide their time on set between shots. Sabrina Furminger photos

Reel People: Briefs story: I felt a cough building up in my chest. I fought it as long as I could. Finally, I couldn’t handle it anymore, and while cameras rolled on an emotional moment, I coughed into a prop pillow. My bugged-out eyes met those of the third assistant director, who made a drinking motion. Quickly I picked up a water bottle and chugged until I heard, “cut!” After one more go miming a conversation in front of the photo, I was officially wrapped; I collapsed into bed just after midnight. Whether or not I make the cut is up to Lowe and her editor, Leo Award winner Juan Riedinger. But regardless, I send my props to the background performers. You are hardly props with a pulse. Becoming Sophie will begin its film festival journey later this year.



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• If you’re a short filmmaker – as in, a maker of short films – the Vancouver Short Film Festival wants to hear from you. Submissions are now open for the fifth edition of this annual celebration of micro- and mini-films, which will take place in November. They’ll be accepting submissions until Aug. 31. Filmmakers must be residents of BC. The festival organizers aren’t enforcing any time limits, but – according to their guidelines – shorter is better. Full details at VSFF.com. • Feature films from local directors are doing well on the international festival circuit. Twisted thriller Cruel & Unusual from Vancouver director Merlin Dervisevic won the award for Best Film at Nocturna, Madrid’s International Fantastic Film Festival, while Lawrence & Holloman won the award for Best Canadian Feature at the 8th Annual Buffalo Niagara Film Fest (actor Ben Cotton won for Best Actor). Cruel & Unusual just finished its Vancouver theatrical run last week; as for Lawrence & Holloman, director Matthew Kowalchuk told Reel People at the Leo Awards that it will screen in Vancouver in July. • The Hallmark Channel’s most-watched original movie in its history was directed by none other than legendary Vancouver director Anne Wheeler. Wheeler directed The Color of Rain, which received 1.4 million viewers when it aired on May 31, making it the highest-rated film ever for the network. Based on a best-selling book of the same name, The Color of Rain revolves around two parents in a small town who lose their respective spouses to cancer just six weeks apart. It’s another feather in an already well-feathered cap for Wheeler, who won the award for Best Screenwriting in a Documentary for Chi, her film about the late Babz Chula’s cancer journey, at this year’s Leo Awards. –Sabrina Furminger


film & tv Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt relive the same horrible day over and over again in Bourne Identity director Doug Liman’s sci-fi thriller Edge of Tomorrow. Submitted photo

Edge of Tomorrow is the total package EDGE OF TOMORROW

Starring Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt Directed by Doug Liman If you’ve ever dreamed of seeing Tom Cruise get repeatedly killed in a movie, Edge of Tomorrow may be right up your alley. Fortunately, Doug Liman’s sci-fi thriller has much more going on under the surface than the Groundhog Day-style premise would suggest. Cruise, whose chiseled features and physical prowess still strike a commanding presence, stars as Major William Cage, a glorified military PR guy with no combat skills whatsoever, who is embedded with troops being deployed into the alien invasion equivalent of D-Day. Minutes into the battle, Cage is killed by one of the ruthless creatures, known as Mimics, but in the process he

undergoes a bizarre symbiosis enabling him to get stuck in a time loop and relive the same horrible day over and over again. He finds himself alongside Special Forces fighter Rita Vrataski (Blunt) and each time he meets her, the two get one step closer to defeating their invading foes. The strengths of Edge of Tomorrow far outweigh the faults, but there are a few; the plot holes that exist in such time travel mindbenders as Source Code and Looper are still present but the less dissection of them the better. The film also suffers from the typical overt exposition that comes from such a complex narrative web. Thor It all sounds like a head-scratching Diakow premise but Liman’s confident direction and a streamlined script from co-writer Christopher McQuarrie manage to craft a smart and stylish action flick with enough room for plenty of well-placed humour.

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Starring Jon Favreau, John Leguizamo Directed by Jon Favreau Having forsaken his indie roots in order to churn out a string of blockbusters that started out well (Iron Man) and ended with a whimper (Cowboys & Aliens), Jon Favreau appears eager to once again make a movie that’s about something. Overeager, in fact. In looking to make a point, Favreau ends up wielding subtext as if it were a blunt force weapon. In addition to writing and directing, Favreau stars as Carl Casper, a chef who’s forsaken his scrappy, innovative techniques for the security of serving up bland cuisine at an upscale Los Angeles restaurant. When he’s taken to task for losing his edge – and packing on a few pounds – by a spiteful critic (Nathan Lane), Carl turns in his apron and moves back to Miami. There, he rediscovers the joy of creative expression by taking to the streets in a food truck with his best buddy (John Leguizamo) and estranged son (Emjay Anthony) riding shotgun. Regrettably, Favreau’s answer to his Jon Favreau stars in own critics isn’t a particularly persuaand directs Chef. sive one. It’s readily evident that his affinity for scenes of male bonding (or butting of heads) hasn’t diminished since penning Swingers almost two decades ago. Given this, it’s a pleasant surprise that the camera spends its time leering at food rather than Scarlett Johansson or Sofía Vergara, both in supporting roles with all the substance of culinary foam. Despite sending the cast on a road trip, Chef apparently has no thematic territory it’s interested in exploring with any rigour. Instead, it’s content to mimic Carl’s food truck, doling out guilty pleasures that go down easy but ultimately don’t sit well. –Curtis Woloschuk


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Wagon, hö! It’s nearly the last bastion of the compact wagon, but the European luxury manufacturers still provide offerings that appeal to those who don’t want a crossover like everybody else. Not that there are all that many to choose from. If you want a compact longroof, your only choice is BMW or Volkswagen, and neither company really offers a hot version. Want a six-cylinder in your cargo hauler? Too bad – buy an X3 please. But wait, what’s this on the horizon? Is it that champion of lightspeed labradoodle transport? That Swedish seller of supersonic stow-and-go? That safety-conscious marquee also obsessed with maximum bork? Yes it is. The Volvo station wagon is back, and it’s back with a vengeance. This is the Volvo V60 R-Design, and with all due respect to high-priced rockets like the AMG E-wagons, it’s here to blow all five doors off its compact wagon competitors.


If the corporate grille is a terrible idea for some companies, getting it right nets a recognizable style, and the new V60 has that in spades. It’s just a new grille, fenders, and hood, but it’s an improved look. Integrated LED lighting is part of the package too, as you’d expect. Blessedly, it looks sporty without the imbecilic fury so many manufacturers seem to be building into their cars. “Let’s go drive!” says the Volvo, as opposed to the, “Help me hide this body raaaarrrgh!” you find elsewhere. In profile, well, one does wish a little for the simplistic boxiness of the V70R and the like. The pinched greenhouse looks good, but is not quite as timeless as the old box-with-some-other-boxes-stacked-on-top style. R-Design designation gets you some nice-looking five-spoke 18” alloys, and the silver side mirrors are reminiscent of an S-model Audi.


Inside, the R-Design continues the tradition of hot Volvos having among the best-looking seats on the planet. As a no-cost option, these nicely-stitched and well-bolstered thrones come fitted with suede inserts, which help keep up-front passengers planted, and easily display all the detritus of little backseat riders.

While the outside of the car has been updated, the interior of the V60 is not that much different than its sedan sibling, which has been on the road for a while. The mass of buttons work better the more familiar they became, but there’s no touchscreen, and the navigation display is really quite small. However, what worked in the past works here as well, and the metallic silhouette formed of buttons used for controlling the air-conditioning and heating vents is one Volvo quirk that’s really quite handy. All Vehicles equipped with the larger T6 motor now have steering-wheel mounted paddle-shifters. Really, the only demerits come as a result of the back seats, which are quite tight. Fitting a rear-facing child seat behind the driver required scooting forward into a tight position, and there’s not a lot of leg room for passengers. The trunk, however, is pretty spacious, at 430L, although that’s slightly less than the touring version of the BMW 3-series. Volvo’s pop-up cargo divider is certainly worth a mention, with an elastic tie down to help stop the groceries sliding around. Trust me – you’re going to need this.


Volvo rates the 0-100km/h time of their highest-trim T6 model at around six seconds. Two things are different about my particular tester: first, it’s equipped with the optional Polestar tuning software, which bumps power to 325hp and 354lb/ft of torque. Secondly, I think Volvo was just making that number up to keep their safety-first image – this thing’s a rocket. The Polestar tuning does make the throttle response quite jumpy, even when the six-speed transmission isn’t in sport mode. If you’re looking for a more docile Volvo, perhaps look down-range. If you want a Swedish meatball with space for a bike in the back, you’ve found it. Old front-driver hot Volvos always gave you a bit of a forearm workout, but this new car drives more like an Audi. There’s plenty of all-wheel-drive grip, and the instantly-available torque is more than enough shove for the public street. It’s not the 0-100km/h time that counts, it’s the quick passing response that lets you get up and past pretty much anything, whether merging onto a highway in a short distance, or, oh I don’t know, zipping past the Ikea parking lot before your spouse can ask you to go in and look at end tables.

The handling is really quite good, with the all-wheel-drive tuned to dispel some of the nose-heaviness imparted by the big 3.0L six-cylinder out front. Grip is plentiful. Volvo claims better shifting for the six-speed automatic, and while the transmission is outclassed by the ZF 8-speeds found elsewhere, there’s simply so much power that it’s easily up to the task. The paddle-shifters work quite well, but the surfeit of torque will probably just have you leaving it in normal mode. I know Volvo doesn’t think so, but a special-order six-speed manual would probably find a home or two. Sadly, it’s not available. And then, on top of the speed, you get all the usual Volvo attributes. It’s quiet and comfortable, and if you don’t buy the bright red version you don’t look like a sociopathic speeder. If you don’t tell anyone just how quick this car is, then I won’t.


As you’d expect, Volvo’s little wagon is filled with every safety feature imaginable, including a very sensitive crosstraffic assist, radar-guided blind-spot monitoring with slightly longer range than other manufacturers, and even an automatic braking system to assist with the unexpected. Volvo now extends this system to recognize cyclists and pedestrians, which is handy in our lemming-like city, and official crash test ratings have resulted in the highest Top Safety pick from the IIHS. Fuel economy for that supercharged straight-six isn’t great. Official ratings under the new 2015 five-cycle testing methods aren’t out yet, but US EPA methods netted 13.0L/100kms city and 9.4L/100kms on the highway for the S60 sedan, which is very close to observed real-world mileage.

Green Light:

Extremely responsive engine; tight, predictable handling and grip; clever interior packaging

Stop Sign:

A bit thirsty; not quite as spacious as Volvos of yore; interior controls getting a bit outdated

The Checkered Flag: Goes like a goosed reindeer.





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horoscopes By Rob Brezsny • Week of June 12 ARIES (March 21–April 19): In its quest for nectar, a hummingbird sips from a thousand flowers every day. As it flaps its wings 70 times a second, zipping from meal to meal, it can fly sideways, backward, or forward. If it so desires, it can also hover or glide upside–down. It remembers every flower it visits, and knows how long it will take before each flower will produce a new batch of nectar. To some Spanish speakers, hummingbirds are known as joyas voladoras, or “flying jewels.” Now take everything I’ve just said, Aries, and use it as a metaphor for who you can be in the coming week. TAURUS (April 20–May 20): In 1947, the impossibly wealthy Duke of Windsor went shopping in Paris to buy a gift for his wife, the Duchess. She already had everything she wanted, so he decided to get creative. He commissioned the luxury– goods manufacturer Hermes to build her a high–fashion black leather wheelbarrow. I am not urging you to acquire something like that for yourself, Taurus. But I do like it as a symbol for what you need in your life right now: a blend of elegance and usefulness, of playful beauty and practical value, of artistry and hard work. GEMINI (May 21–June 20): Your brain absorbs about 11 million pieces of information every second, but is consciously aware of less than .001 per cent of all that richness. Or at least that’s usually the case. Having analyzed your astrological omens, I suspect that you might soon jack that figure up as high as .01 per cent – a tenfold increase! Do you think you can handle that much raw input? Are you amenable to being so acutely perceptive? How will you respond if the world is a ten times more vivid than usual? I’m pretty confident. I suspect you won’t become a bug–eyed maniac freaking out on the intensity, but rather will be a soulful, wonder–filled explorer in love with the intensity. CANCER (June 21–July 22): You have a strong, intricate understanding of where you have come from. The old days and old ways continue to feed you with their mysterious poignancy. You don’t love every one of your past experiences, but you love ruminating about them and feeling the way they changed you. Until the day you die many years from now, your history will keep evolving, providing an endless stream of new teachings. And yet at this particular moment in your destiny, Cancerian, I think your most important task is to focus on where you are going to. That’s why I urge you to temporarily forget everything you think you know about your past and instead concentrate on getting excited about the future. LEO (July 23–Aug. 22): In 1928, Bobby Pearce won a gold medal in rowing at the Summer Olympics in Amsterdam. An unforeseen event almost sabotaged his victory. As he rowed his boat along the Sloten Canal, a family of ducks swam leisurely from shore to shore directly across his path. He stopped to let them pass, allowing an opponent who was already ahead of him to gain an even bigger advantage. Yet he ultimately won the race, rowing with such vigor after the duck incident that he finished well ahead of his challenger. I foresee a comparable sequence in your life, Leo. Being thoughtful and expressing compassion may seem to slow you down, but in the end that won’t hinder you from achieving your goal –– and may even help. VIRGO (Aug. 23–Sept. 22): In one of her Twenty–One Love Poems, Adrienne Rich talks about her old self in the third person. “The woman who cherished / her suffering is dead. I am her descendant. / I love the scar tissue she handed on to me, / but I want to go from here with you / fighting the temptation to make a career of pain.” With your approval, Virgo, I’d like to make that passage one of your keynotes in the coming months. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, you will have an excellent opportunity to declare your independence from an affliction you’ve been addicted to. Are you willing to say goodbye to one of your signature forms of suffering? LIBRA (Sept. 23–Oct. 22): “You should be interviewing roses not people,” says a character in Anne Carson’s book The Autobiography Of Red. That’s sound poetic advice for you in the coming days, Libra. More than you can imagine, you will benefit from being receptive to and learning from non–human sources: roses, cats, dogs, spiders, horses, songbirds, butterflies, trees, rivers, the wind, the moon, and any other intelligences that make themselves available to you. I’m not saying you should ignore the revelations offered by people. But your emphasis should be on gathering in wisdom from life forces that don’t communicate with words. SCORPIO (Oct. 23–Nov. 21): William Shockley was a Nobel Prize–winning physicist who co–invented the transistor. He also helped launch the revolution in information technology, and has been called “the man who brought silicon


to Silicon Valley.” Time magazine named him one of the hundred most influential people of the 20th century. On the other hand, Shockley became a controversial advocate of eugenics, which damaged his reputation, led many to consider him a racist, and played a role in his estrangement from his friends and family. I suspect that you will have to deal with at least one Shockley–type phenomenon in the coming weeks, Scorpio. Will you overlook the bad stuff in order to take advantage of the good? Should you?

hours. I’m guessing that your work in the coming week may have a certain metaphorical resemblance to making haggis, Capricorn. The process could a bit icky, but the result should be pretty tasty. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20–Feb. 18): Almost a hundred years ago, world–famous comedian Charlie Chaplin decided to take part in a Charlie Chaplin lookalike contest in San Francisco. He did his best to imitate himself, but it wasn’t good enough. He didn’t come close to winning. But I think you would have a different fate if you entered a comparable competition in the coming weeks. There’s no question in my mind that you would be crowned as the person who most resembles you. Maybe more than ever before, you are completely yourself. You look like your true self, you feel like your true self, and you are acting like your true self. Congratulations! It’s hard work to be so authentic.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22–Dec. 21): Novelist Herman Melville wrote that in order to create art, “unlike things must meet and mate.” Like what? “Sad patience” and “joyous energies,” for example; both of them are necessary, he said. “Instinct and study” are crucial ingredients, as well as humility and pride, audacity and reverence, and “a flame to melt” and a “wind to freeze.” Based on my interpretation of the astrological omens, Sagittarius, I believe you will soon need to meld opposites like these as you shape that supreme work of art – your life.

PISCES (Feb. 19–March 20): “The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease,” said French philosopher Francois–Marie Voltaire. That principle will be useful for you to invoke in the coming weeks. You definitely need to be cured, although the “disease” you are suffering from is primarily psychospiritual rather than strictly physical. Your task will be to flood yourself with fun adventures, engaging stories, and playtime diversions so that nature can heal you without the interference of your worries and kibitzing.

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As a Canadian woman seeking equality in Canada for myself and every woman in Canada, I have mixed feelings about the prostitution legislation tabled on June 4. On the one hand, I am glad to see that finally the government is recognizing what equality seeking womens groups have been asking for for years: the government has finally said it is wrong to purchase women’s bodies, advertise women’s bodies, or to make money off the sales of women. I am gravely disappointed however at the law that will allow and encourage police to arrest sexually exploited women and children – many women enter prostitution when they are underage – on the “communication” law. I am also saddened to see that the government has ignored the key element of the successful Nordic model: social services. Real social services, like livable welfare and affordable universal child care and housing, not 20 million dollars thrown at the problem for the next four years. –Elizabeth Wolber

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