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Once Babylon and the Songfire Festival The Songfire Festival is a one-month celebration of poetry and song. Presented by the Vancouver International Song Institute, it includes a number of public performances around Vancouver and wraps up on June 26. Of particular note this week is the world premiere of Art Song Theatre’s Once Babylon (pictured) on June 22 at Granville Island’s Waterfront Theatre. Focusing on four different characters (activist, leader, player and innocent), it weaves music and theatre into a post-apocalyptic tale. “The 90-minute work is an investigation of the heart of resilience in the human spirit, in a narrative drama fusing script with great songs.” Other highlights include: From the Cradle to the Cabaret (June 24); and La Musique Poetique (June 18, 19 and 21). Details at

Jonathan Chan with Bramwell Tovey For three years, Jonathan Chan has the use of a violin made in 1715 by Dominicus Montagnana in Venice. He’s making every second count. On June 23, he’s joining VSO Maestro Bramwell Tovey, Jan Bislin and Anna Hagan for two very special concerts at the the PAL Studio Theatre. At 2pm there’s a gala garden party and rooftop concert catered by the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Vancouver; tickets are $100. At 7:30pm there’s a concert only for $40. Tickets to both events are available at or by calling 604-684-2878.


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From June 20 to 28, aspiring writers, singers actors and directors who have a dream of bringing a musical to life can learn everything they need to know at the In Tune Conference: Creating the Great Canadian Musical. Programming includes masterclasses, workshops of new works, showcases, and panel discussions. Masterclasses feature multiple Tony nominated composer, lyricist and librettist Michael John LaChiusa, playwright, lyricist, librettist and Tony Award nominee Sybille Pearson, freelance director Robert McQueen and the Banff Centre’s Kelly Robinson. But you can also simply be a fan of musicals to enjoy the conference. Showcase highlights include the Canadian Songbook Cabaret on June 23, featuring rarely heard treasures from the Canadian songbook performed by Vancouver luminaries. On June 27, Peter Jorgensen leads Michael John Lachiusa and Sybille Pearson through a comprehensive public interview, delving into their career highlights, their creative process, and the business aspects of writing musicals. On June 28 there’s the feature presentation of  Tom Pinkerton: The Ballad of Butterfly’s Son, with book and lyrics by Hiro Kanagawa and music and lyrics by David MacIntyre. Full information and registration details at TouchstoneTheatre. com.  


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The Joy of Feeding How to introduce children to unusual foods they’ll come to love By Martha Perkins


very morning when Anya Levykh was a child, she’d have a caviar sandwich for breakfast. “I ate it not because we were rich, but because we were poor,” Lenykh says, relaxing in the living room of her South Vancouver home. She was born in Odessa, a Ukrainian town on the Black Sea and, at the time, part of the all-controlling USSR. Apart from seafood such as herring, smelt and sturgeon, there weren’t many food choices. And what food there was came at the end of a long line up. “My mother had to find creative ways of supplying me with vitamins,” says Levykh, well known for her blog, Food Girl Friday, and contributions to CBC Radio’s On the Coast and Eat Magazine. “My mother would also grind cooked egg shells in a mortar and sprinkle it on my food for added calcium.” It’s her mother’s cooking that enriches many of Anya’s childhood memories. Today, as the mother of Maya, a seven-year-old highly active dancer, Levykh’s sharing what she learned in her mother’s kitchen with her daughter, who’s already becoming a true foodie. On June 30, all three generations of Levykhs will be sharing their family recipe of Olivier Potatoes at Joy of Feeding, a celebration of the act of

breaking bread with one another. Professional and home chefs from across Vancouver will converge at UBC Farm to share the food that nourishes their souls, while raising money for UBC Farm’s programs. Levykh’s first food memory is of a tomato. “It was a completely luxurious item in Russia,” she says. One tomato cost one ruble at a time when people were earning only one or two hundred rubles a month. But her neighbour would sometimes buy one and put it on the table for young Anya to “steal.” The family left Russia when Anya was seven; she was 11 by the time they landed in Vancouver. “I remember the first time I was invited to dinner at a friend’s house. Her mother made Kraft Dinner and cut up some hot dogs to put in it. I’d never seen that in my life. My mother doesn’t do boxes! She was looking for organic and sustainable and free range before those words were used.” One trip to a chain grocery store, where the chicken was an unnatural white, convinced Anya’s mother that she’d have to search farther afield for unprocessed foods — all the way to the farmer’s field itself if that’s what it took. One time she bought the farm; rather, she bought the entire stock of 80 chickens, filling the freezer so she wouldn’t have to worry about where her food was coming from for quite some time. She also bought an ostrich and had it butchered for many, many

family meals. (“Do you know how big an ostrich is,” Levykh says with a laugh. “It is like buying a cow.”) “I didn’t realize how lucky I was to have a mom who cooked the way she did,” says Levykh who, as a child, went through a brief phase of wanting food like all the kids at school were eating. It didn’t last long though — her mother’s cooking was just so much better. As a mother herself, Levykh has deliberately set out to introduce Maya to as many foods as possible. Maya loves her mother’s cooking and the other day, when Maya wasn’t feeling her usual boisterous self, she asked her mother to make one of her favourite dishes — homemade chicken broth soup with chicken feet. Without so much as a “euh” or “yuck”, Maya contentedly sat at the kitchen table to devour what her mother calls “Jewish penicillin.” Maya prefers baking to cooking — what seven-year-old wouldn’t? — but she loves most foods, from salmon sashimi to beef tongue to spaghetti. The only thing Maya doesn’t like? Onions and peppers, cooked or raw.

Anya Levykh’s daughter Maya asks for her favourite soup — complete with chicken feet and pork tongue— when she is feeling low. “I wasn’t going to be one of those mothers who cooked two meals, one for themselves and one for their child,” Levykh says. “When you start them off with variety, they don’t know any different.” Tickets to Joy of Feeding are $65 each. Go to for tickets and participating chefs. Find Levykh’s potato salad recipe at

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Tips for picky eaters By Martha Perkins


ere’s a story that could have turned Mary MacKay and John Jandera into those smug parents who take all the credit for their child’s perfect behaviour. One night they took their then three-year-old daughter Jessica to a sushi restaurant. Jessica loved the raw quail egg and especially delighted in the salmon eggs because of the way they popped in her mouth. How proud they were that they were raising an adventurous young eater! Now here’s a story that made them realize that they have little influence on their children’s willingness to eat anything other than cereal breakfast, noon and night. Their second daughter, Julia, who’s now eight, is a notoriously picky eater. There are constant fights at the dinner table; “I can’t even get Julia to eat a green leaf without a big deal,” MacKay says. This past Father’s Day, they reached a milestone when Julia was willing to eat a hamburger. Until then, Julia refused to mix her foods together in anything resembling a sandwich. (This might not be devastating news to other parents; MacKay, however, is the head baker at Terra Breads.) As one of the organizers of the June 30 Joy of Feeding event at UBC Farm, MacKay is a huge proponent of sharing food as a way of sharing love. There is joy in making homemade, nutritious meals that your entire family can share. But what if your child doesn’t want to share along? MacKay talked about this with Jessica, her adventurous eater, who’s now 12. Jessica thinks that being willing to try new foods is a mix of something you’re born with and the result of being exposed to different foods. But once you start school, it’s your peers who will have a more direct influence. In school, you don’t want to be different. If all your friends’ sandwiches are made with processed white bread, you don’t want your mother to use

her beloved sourdough bread, no matter how much you like it. Someone makes fun of the smell of your egg sandwhich? You’ll come home and say you no longer like eggs. Here are some of Mary MacKay’s tips for making sure that even the pickiest eaters are getting the nutrients and sustenance they need. • Don’t try to fool your children by hiding things in the food. MacKay recently added some fresh chives to a tuna melt; Julia immediately sussed out the greenery and didn’t want to eat it. “For some children it’s the combining of foods. They want everything simplified and separated.” • Give children some control over what they eat. MacKay doesn’t put all the food on a plate and insist her daughters eat it. It didn’t work for her as a child and it leads to tears at the dinner table. Instead, put all the foods on the table and let your children help themselves. The rule is, however, that they must try everything. • Barter with them. Julia loved to pick out the mushrooms at the grocery store and put them into the brown paper bag but then refused to eat them. She’s now allowed to put them in the bag if she tries some of the dishes that include mushrooms. • Bribe them. When Mary and John wanted their adventurous eater to try raw oysters, they negotiated back and forth until Jessica agreed that she’d try one if her parents paid her $30. But be careful of what you wish for — the other day, they sat down and devoured a plate of oysters. “It was a very expensive lesson,” MacKay laughs. • Make vegetables fun by growing them in your own garden. • Don’t get emotional. Food wars usually take place at the end of a long day when everyone’s tired. No one wins when eating becomes a battle. • Always try something new. Julia, who only recently ate a lettuce leaf, loves Brussels sprouts and kale. Go figure. • Just keep trying. “If you label them a picky eater, you stop making the effort.”

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hough it was originally heralded as a monument to space exploration and society’s dreams for the future, for many Vancouverites, the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre (aka the Planetarium) is steeped in nostalgia. Since 1968, the Kitsilano landmark (with its artifact-filled gallery, cosmic courtyard, star theatre and lecture hall) has played host to tens of thousands of stargazers, tourists, and school kids — and probably just as many stoners looking to transcend time and space for the duration of a Zeppelin laser show. And now Vancouver’s critically acclaimed Electric Company Theatre is celebrating the Space Centre and its confluence of futurism and nostalgia in two trippy one-act plays (one set in 1968 and the other in 2048; the former unfolds in the basement auditorium, and the latter in the star theatre) that cast the iconic building in a central role: as a place where past and future collide to reveal the critical importance of this present moment. “[The Space Centre] is a character in You Are Very Star, and a leading character at that,” said Kevin Kerr, artistic director of Electric Company Theatre and co-creator of You Are Very Star. For the willing audience member, You Are Very Star begins before they step into the Space Centre with the viewing of an online prologue (Yavs.Elec-, and continues when they exchange text messages and interact on social media sites with a voice from the play (we won’t say who). This transmedia aspect of You Are Very Star — as well as the treasure hunt that unfolds in the courtyard and gallery of the Space Centre during intermission — results in a theatre experience that is uniquely personalized to each audience member. “We wanted to see how far we could push out the limits of where story starts and ends,” said Kerr. As for the experience’s quirky turn of phrase, ‘You Are Very Star’ is the name of a song by the Rheostatics; it can be found on their tremendous 1991 album Melville. You Are Very Star runs until June 29 at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre. For tickets, visit

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t’s one of those immigrant stories that, no matter how many people share it, still leaves you with a sense of wonder. Would I ever be able to be that resourceful? Could I ever be that brave? In the early 1960s, a young Peter Kerasiotis arrived in Canada. He’d first left Greece when he was 17 but his heartstrings pulled him back home before he got very far. This time, he didn’t get off the ship called Olympia until it docked in Halifax. As he boarded the train to Toronto he had more hopes in his heart than money in his pocket. “I was travelling with this guy who said, ‘Why don’t we stay with my brother?’,” he remembers. “We got to Toronto and the brother wasn’t there. I had $5 in my pockets. Everyone left and it was me and him and two suitcases.” They made their way to a Greek restaurant, where someone knew of a farm that needed labourers. The fellow put them on a bus and, sure enough, when they got off, they found a job. There was a second train trip, this time from Toronto to New Westminster. Plans to be met at the train station also went awry so Peter found himself walking from New Westminster to 7th and Vine — the centre of Vancouver’s Greek community. He was home. In the years since, Peter and his brothers’ business, the Adelphia Group, became synonymous with Vancouver’s entertainment scene: Celebrities, Shine, Caprice, Venue, the Charles, Pivo Public House, Dover Arms, L.E.D, The Charles, three liquor stores and now, Colony. A few months ago, the company merged with Blueprint Events and is now known as Blueprint. “We started from nothing,” Peter says, remembering how he mopped floors on Granville Street for two years, seven days a week from 11 at night until nine in the morning. His advice? “You set a goal to get something and you get it. Don’t wait for them to come to you. And when you have to learn, you learn.” In 1970, the brothers bought Olympia Pizza at Broadway and Trafalgar, which they moved to




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arijuana reform campaigners say they’ve been denied billboard advertising space with BC’s biggest outdoor ad firm in the key months leading up to their signature drive to force a provincial referendum. Sensible BC director Dana Larsen said Pattison Outdoors has refused to sell the pot decriminalization campaign billboards in areas such as Surrey, Vancouver, Burnaby, Delta, Langley and the Tri-Cities. The initiative petition campaign is expected to start in mid-September, giving volunteers 90 days to sign up 10 per cent of voters in each riding. If they clear that hurdle, a provincewide referendum would be held in 2014 to decriminalize marijuana possession and implement the Sensible Policing Act blocking police enforcement. No explanation for the refusal has been given, Larsen said, adding he offered to change the proposed wording or remove the marijuana leaf image. A representative at Pattison Outdoors could not be reached for comment. Sensible BC has one electronic billboard with that design up in West Vancouver with a competing firm. Sensible BC is in the second wave of an automated phone dialing campaign to reach out to every BC household in search of volunteers. More than 2,000 new volunteers

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ICBC sues 46 people for cars damaged in Stanley Cup riot ICBC is now suing 46 people charged or convicted in the 2011 Stanley Cup riot in a bid to recoup more than $500,000 in insured losses to 77 damaged or destroyed vehicles. The civil court claim was filed June 13 just ahead of the two-year anniversary of the 2011 riot in downtown Vancouver following the Canucks’ Game 7 loss to the Boston Bruins. Besides looting businesses, rioters flipped and torched numerous vehicles. “ICBC has a responsibility to protect our customers’ premium dollars and is taking legal action to recover the costs of these acts of vandalism to ensure they are not passed on to our customers,” the auto insurer said in a statement. Eight named defendants are listed as being from Surrey, six are from Vancouver, six are from Burnaby, four are from Victoria, and two each are from Maple Ridge and Coquitlam. The losses range from small amounts for scratches or broken mirrors to total write-offs. The largest single damage claim is $61,000 for a 2006 Bentley that was trashed and torched by rioters.

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Rebutting rebuttals To Roger and Tyler, who responded to my June 6 rant about cyclists who don’t wear helmets…. Comparing Vancouver to Copenhagen and Amsterdam, unless you’re talking about the weather or drug use, is a specious argument. These two cities were established before the automobile was even thought of and they have a long history of bike use; cars had to adapt to bikes. Add to that the relatively flat terrain and more compact cities, and you have a very different climate for cyclists. As for Tyler saying that my vehicle is a “weapon” ... I don’t own a car; my bike is my main means of transport. I find riding it, with my helmet protecting my precious grey matter, to be very relaxing. And as for car drivers feeling they have a “right”, I would have to say that this extends to the majority of cyclists who deem it their “right” to blow through stop signs unimpeded. We have equal rights to share the road. Cycling in and of itself is not life-threatening. However, cycling in the traffic is a dangerous habit and is best done wearing a helmet. If you want to ride without a helmet, you should be free to do so.  However, I should also be free of the tax burden of putting you on life support once you sustain a head injury. John

I’m sure that every graphic designer in the West End will be wondering how much the pathetic new West End logo cost to “create. The basic cyan colour smacks of cheapness, the design is totally lacking in any creative expertise and the fact that the symbolism of the bars has to be explained in the accompanying piece tells us all that the logo fails in its primary function of communicating anything about the unique nature of the West End. Compared to the excellent East Van logo, our new WE logo is a weak joke. Roger

Get off your high horse RE: Vancouver not a one-horse town, June 13. Police act like angry hornets if they see a dog off leash and there are major fines for leaving any dog mess. Evidently that sort of vigilance is completely absent when it comes to the mounds of horse crap that the police horses are leaving in Stanley Park. Perhaps the riders should also have the privilege of cleaning up the large amounts of horse poop left along the trails. Anonymous

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It is ironic that the West Valley Produce article was in last week’s paper. South Valley produce closed this last month, on Denman and Comox Street, after many years at that location. Like West Valley, this was a family-owned business. High rents have vacant storefronts on Denman as a result. Anonymous

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Success comes from a strong foundation While many arts festivals find themselves operating on shaky ground, the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival is thriving By Sabrina Furminger


ou don’t have to be a hardcore jazz nut to appreciate the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival (June 21 to July 1). Somewhere in the midst of its 300 performances (more than half of which are free), opportunities abound for the jazz novice and expert alike to tap into a throbbing, thumping, pulsating hive of round-the-clock musical activity. As one of its founders and its current media director, few are as qualified to ruminate on the 28-year-old TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival as John Orysik. The festival’s success, says Orysik, can be attributed in large part to the fact that the jazz umbrella covers so much musical terrain. “Jazz and blues are the foundation for all of contemporary music, and there are a lot of hybrid things going on right now where jazz musicians are working with hip hop musicians, and musicians from other cultures are working with jazz musicians or even taking up jazz themselves,” said Orysik. These trends are reflected in the festival’s programming. “For us, jazz is truly an international music and an intergenerational

The Vancouver International Jazz festival kicks off with the free Downtown Jazz Weekend. Watch for Halifax Gypsy-jazz favourites Gypsophilia on June 23 at 6:45pm on the Robson Stage. Supplied photo music and an intercultural music.” What Orysik is starting to see is the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival and the city it calls home becoming almost interchangeable, particularly for large numbers of tourists who plan their visits to Vancouver to coincide with the jazz festival each year. These tourists want their jazz with a big dose of Vancouver (and their Vancouver with a big dose of jazz). “We’re trying to create Vancouver as a cultural destination using the jazz festival because they come here to experience all of these different musical expressions, but they

love the city and they love the people who live here and they keep coming back,” said Orysik. Out-of-town musicians who play the festival carry that message, too. “They say, ‘wow, we played Vancouver, and what a great experience it was. The city is beautiful, the audiences are fantastic, and we just had a great time.’” And now that the festival has moved its opening weekend celebration from Gastown to the heart of downtown (Robson Square, the area around the art gallery, and a portion of Howe Street), Vancouverites can ac-

cess those near-magical feelings of community, engagement and compulsion to dance in the streets that they might have felt during the Olympics. “We want to build on that legacy and show that the jazz festival can be an event that attracts that same kind of audience that wants to come together and celebrate around music,” he said. Last year, the weekend party drew more than 100,000 people to the downtown core. While Orysik is reluctant to speculate on what the future might hold for the jazz festival, he’s eager to hear the music that’s coming down the line. “There are all kinds of bands that haven’t even formed yet that are just a glint in somebody’s eye,” said Orysik. “What excites Later in the festival, some us is that we of the biggest names in will be able to jazz take the stage. Dr. present those bands and John blends jazz with those artists to funk, creole and a dash future audiof voodoo June 26 at the ences in Vogue. Supplied photo Vancouver.” See page 12 for our picks of free Jazz Fest concerts.

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The best things in life are free TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival presents free concerts for cool cats of all ages By Sabrina Furminger


very year, the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival serves up one of the most expansive concert schedules around, and this year is no exception. The 2013 edition features more than 300 performances, of which more than 150 are absolutely free. And don’t confuse free with cheap; the jazz festival’s public performance line-up showcases the best of the best of local, national, and international jazz talent. If you’d like to indulge in a public performance or two but you don’t know where to begin, we’ve got you covered with our nine picks for can’t-miss performances.

Peggy Lee Band: Cellist Peggy Lee is a leading figure in the Vancouver music scene. Her all-star group (Lee, Brad Turner, Jon Bentley, Jeremy Berkman, Tony Wilson, Ron Samworth, Andre Lachance, and Dylan van der Schyff) will perform her original, chamber-musicmeets-funk melodies. 1:30pm, June 22, Performance Works.

Boi Akih: Combine classical Indian, Indonesian and African traditions with pop, Dutch avant-jazz and a soulful lead vocalist crooning in Haruku (a dialect from the Indonesian Maluku Islands) and you’ve got Amsterdam’s Boi Akih. 1:30pm, June 23, Performance Works.

accessible sounds of this homegrown quartet. Their wildly inventive music is performed using drums, ukulele, glockenspiel, violin, keyboards, baritone guitar, and their distinctive voices. 12pm, June 29, Granville Island, Public Market Stage.

Erin Castelo: Lovers of Mad Men, Burt Bacharach and 60s vocal groups will want to make time for this groovy Nova Scotia-based vocalist-pianist performing finger-snapping classics in her smooth baritone voice. 2:15pm, June 23, Downtown Jazz — Georgia Stage.

Gabriel Alegria Afro Peruvian Sextet: Peruvian trumpeter Gabriel Alegria and his dynamic group of Latin jazz all-stars dish up spirited modern jazz takes on the African-influenced music of coastal South America. 5:15pm, June 29, David Lam Park Stage.

Kellylee Evans: This powerful, evocative singer won a 2011 Juno Award for her stunning tribute to Nina Simone. Evans will wield a voice that JazzTimes called “stunning” and “crystalline” over the grooving strains of an enthusiastic quartet. 3:45pm, June 23, Downtown Jazz — Georgia Stage.

Hornography: As the name suggests, Hornography is all about the horns. The nine-piece band (which includes a five-piece horn section, two drummers, electric bass and guitar) performs original music composed by saxophonist Clinton Swanson and inspired by world beat and funk artists. 5:15pm, June 30, David Lam Park Stage.

Crowman: This is the concert you’ll want to attend if you’re curious to find out just what happens to jazz when it’s funneled through an electronic sieve. The trio combines viola, effects, synthesizers, electronic gadgets and percussion with ambient sounds and familiar tunes to create joyful and memorable sonic experiences. 5pm, June 27, Ironworks.

Dalannah Gail Bowen: A force of nature with pipes that seemed to have been made for raw, soul-stirring blues performances, the local favourite is equally adept at singing the delicate nuances of jazz classics and spirituals. 3pm, July 1, Granville Island, Railspur District Stage.

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n many ways, the crown jewels of the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival are the free parties that bring tens of thousands of culture lovers to three very different public places: Granville Island, David Lam Park, and Robson Square. Jazz will be heard on two free stages at Granville Island (a stage in the Public Market as well as in Performance Works) for the duration of the festival, but it’ll truly take over the island on Canada Day when two additional stages are added: one in the Railspur District and the other in Ron Basford Park. Yaletown gets the jazz festival treatment the weekend of June 29. Free performances featuring a mindboggling array of jazz talent will take place in the Roundhouse’s performance centre, exhibition hall, and studio, and on an outdoor stage in David Lam Park. There’ll also be a family zone for the kidlets, and a food and artisan market on Drake Street. But the biggie is the Downtown Jazz Festival Weekend taking place at and around Robson Square (including a couple of lanes of Howe Street) between noon and 9pm on June 22 and 23. More than 100,000 people are expected to turn out for the concerts (15 each day on three separate stages), as well as the food and artisan markets, two bistros, and the nightly dance parties next to the ice rink. — Sabrina Furminger



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JAZZ FESTIVAL Local jazz lovers pick shows they’re looking forward to most



There’s always so much talent at the Jazz Festival but the one artist I would choose to see over all others is Michael Kaeshammer. I first met Michael in Victoria when he was a teenager playing at the Victoria Jazz Festival and featured him in a concert with my band joining the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at the Orpheum Theatre in 1997 — along with Michael Bublé — in a show called Stars of the New Millennium. My favourite album is an early one, called Tell Me How You Feel. One of the cuts on it is called “Jivin’ with Dal” — which Michael wrote in honour of my 80th birthday!

I’m absolutely excited to hear the legendary Herbie Hancock in a quartet setting. I’ve heard him live a few times over the decades —starting with the Mwandishi band in ’72. My introduction to his music was the soundtrack to Blow Up in the mid’60s, followed by the Miles quintets and Herbie’s classic ’60s albums for Blue Note. My favourite has to be The Prisoner, his 7th and last for that label — a social statement in music and a great showcase for his gorgeous writing with an expanded instrumentation that offers more colours than the typical small group jazz combo. A gem.

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It’s a tossup between what I’m the MOST excited about. First off, because I have to be at my club for the jazz festival, I can’t get out to see a lot of shows that I wish I could. With that in mind, I am very excited about the appearance of The Larry Goldings Trio with Peter Bernstein and Bill Stewart at the Cellar Jazz Club on June 21 and 22. Anyone who knows me knows I love the organ and this trio is one of THE finest working organ trios out there. Their latest album, Live @ Smalls, is wonderful. Peter Bernstein could in fact be my favourite musician on the planet.



I walked into my first jazz piano class and Rupert, my instructor, flipped open my crisp, white piano book with a steady hand and said, ‘Okay, girlie, fill in the blanks.’ I saw only a scattering of notes across the page and knew right away that this would not be a lesson in control, but rather one in letting go. Rupert passed away quite a few years ago now, but when I take my seat at Herbie Hancock June 30, I’ll be thinking about everything he taught me, and keeping an ear out, especially, for ‘Cantaloupe Island’ from Empyrean Isles.



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Quincy Jones presents: Nikki Yanofsky How has your sound evolved from when you broke out in 2006? When I first


otes racing along the linear avenues of sheet music typically translate to the depression of a key or the drawing of a bow, the marks themselves intended to be played, not spoken. But when you take a tangle of notes, draw a big breath, and say, ‘Da-um, bod’, bit de-urridum baoum, dat’n bwat, BAAAOWWAOW’, you’re having a conversation with the music that few people understand and even fewer dare to have. You’re speaking scat. Nikki Yanofsky was fluent in scat, the art of improvising vocals with nothing more than syllables, by the time she stepped on stage at the 2006 Montreal International Jazz Festival. She was 12 — the youngest performer ever to headline the event. At 13, videos circulated of her pitch-perfect interpretation of Ella Fitzgerald’s scatinfused ‘Airmail Special’ — performances that had to be seen to be believed. By the more mature age of 14 she’d worked with the New York Philharmonic,, Wyclef Jean and Herbie Hancock. And at the age of 16, her voice, tucked away in her petite 5’4” frame, brought 3.5 billion viewers to attention with her rendition of ‘O Canada’ at the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. She also sang the official promotional song, ‘I Believe.’ Now 19, we caught up with the rapid-fire, Quincy Jones-backed Montreal native by phone, to find out why the young sensation is still hooked on the sophisticated genre of jazz:

a lot of eyes — a lot of people who hadn’t heard of me before heard of me through that song. So I think that it’s helped me immensely to get good jazz out there, in terms of people being open to it because I do more than just jazz.

started out, it was more like me just singing standards and covers, and kind of imitating. Now that I’m older and I’m writing, I have my own sound. This new album [Little Secret] and tour that I’m about to go on will really reflect all that. I’m still doing jazz, but I’m mixing jazz with contemporary sounds and pop to create something new, which was my goal all along.

Why is the jazz festival format important for artists? Festivals are really fun because

Do you feel pressure to stick to traditional jazz? I think that people are really excited to hear a different side. I’ve kind of been doing the same thing for six years. In the seventh year, it’s a little bit different. I think that more people will be able to appreciate it. Jazz kind of has a stigma of being an older person’s genre, but I’m young and I love it. I wanted to expose the goodness, and the fun, and the catchiness of jazz to people my age, too.

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Tell me about some of your peers in your generation of jazz? Jamie Cullum is amazing, and he’s kind of mixing pop and jazz and people are super open to that. Also, one of my favourite piano players EVER, and he happens to be 27, is Alfredo Rodriguez. Another great artist in jazz is Andreas Varady. He’s 15 and a guitar virtuoso.

Is there a jazz song that you think represents Vancouver? The cool thing with jazz

‘So What’ — something like that, because it’s always cloudy and people are so friendly anyway. It’s just like, ‘So what??’

Three years after your Olympic moment, and the massive response to ‘I Believe,’ do you still like the song? I love the song! Whenever I hear it, it brings back all those memories for me. It was played a LOT so I’m sure some people are tired of it, but I really like it still. A lot has changed since then. The cool thing about that song is it got me

is it can speak to everybody, but... Vancouver is always pretty cloudy [she laughs] so I’d probably pick something that’s a little bit moody to go with the weather. Maybe,

What do you have planned for your set? I’m going to be doing a lot of new material. People can expect a different vibe on stage completely: I’ve got a whole new band, they’re all Berkeley graduates, they’re all like, my age, so it’s like being on stage with your friends. It’s going to be a big party, everyone’s going to want to dance and sing.

Do you have a goal you’ve set for yourself that you haven’t achieved yet? I think this album is working towards the goal that I have, which is to bring jazz to my generation in a way that they don’t really realize it’s actually jazz. Because it’s just good music. You can catch Nikki Yanofsky June 29 at 9pm at the Vogue Theatre. Tickets are $45, available through An extended version of the Q&A with Nikki Yanofksy is available at

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ast week I wrote about the sushi basics and how to order it. Specifically, I focused on the differences between rolls (maki) and nigirizushi (nigiri). At traditional Japanese restaurants that serve good quality sushi, nigiri is what to order due to their simplicity. The sashimi — the raw fish — is the prize. And now Part 2 — the condiments. At many Japanese restaurants it is standard to serve soy sauce with the sushi. However, at highend Japanese restaurants the sushi chef might not even provide soy sauce, and asking for it would be equivalent to asking a Western chef for salt. At these upscale places the sushi chef will serve the sushi piece by piece and each nigiri will come seasoned with a brush of the chef’s house-made soy sauce. When the soy sauce is served with the sushi, do not dunk the sushi in it, or worse pour the soy sauce onto the sushi. This is not nachos and cheese. Please, stop with the soy. The sushi is meant to be dipped into the soy sauce, but not the whole thing. Only the sashimi is supposed to touch the soy sauce and never the rice, so flip the sushi upside down before you dip. Do not separate the fish from the rice either; doing so would ruin the sushi chef’s art. Also, do not let the sashimi soak, or it will absorb too much soy sauce, masking the flavours of the fish. The sashimi is the whole point of sushi and it is a waste not to taste the freshness and quality of it. Soy sauce is not taboo, but use it sparingly. As for the wasabi, do not mix it into the soy sauce and create a mucky paste. This is not art class. The wasabi is not meant to be mixed into the

sauce. Sometimes it is already applied between the sushi rice and the fish by the chef, but sometimes it sits on the side as a condiment. If wasabi is desired, apply a touch of it on top of the fish. Rolling sushi in a paste of wasabi and soy sauce is like rolling a beautiful cut of steak in Tabasco. Historically, wasabi was used to rid the bacteria in sashimi, but nowadays it is used to flavour the sushi. Some purists may argue it masks the flavour, or covers up poor quality fish, but others deem it as an enhancer. Wasabi opens up the palate and sinuses so that the flavours of the sashimi can be experienced at their full potential. There are many ways of looking at wasabi, but often, in Vancouver, the quality of wasabi is not even good enough to argue for or against it. If it is poor quality wasabi, it is always going to mask the sushi. I mentioned this in Part 1, but a reminder — the pickled ginger and radish “side salad” are the palate cleansers to eat between pieces of sushi, not toppings for the sushi. Properly made good quality sushi does not require condiments. If the sushi chef is experienced, the sushi will come well seasoned and balanced without masking the flavours of the fish.

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t’s safe to say there are millions of photos taken of Vancouver’s waterfront near the convention centre. Cruise ship passengers, hotel guests, convention goers and, of course, all the Vancouverites who bring visiting friends and relatives there — they’ve all tried to digitally capture the scenic splendour that is Coal Harbour. Those blocks along Canada Place Way are now set to be a destination for another reason — the restaurants. First it was the overnight success of the bustling Cactus Club Café. This

Friday it’s the much-awaited opening (fingers crossed) of the new Miku location across from Canada Place. Loading all the bases for what’s sure to be Coal Harbour’s home run is the Daniel Group’s second Tap and Barrel, which hopes to open the third week of July. “We realized how much Miku was loved when we closed it down [for the re-location],” says Mike DeasDawlish, director of operations for Aburi Restaurants Canada, which owns Miku and its sister restaurant, Minami (both of which are named after the owner’s children.) It’s the morning of June 14, and all around Deas-Dawlish, crews are

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Miku’s executive chef Kazuya Matsuoka, director of operations Mike Deas-Dawlish and general manager Ben Hunter are hoping to open the new waterfront location of Miku on Friday. There was still a lot of work to be done a week earlier. Martha Perkins photo busily working in the large, open space that is Miku’s new home at the bottom of Granville Street. The fabulous free-hand murals by Hideki Kimura are already bursting off the walls but everything else is in disarray. But it’s an organized disarray. Off-site, a lot of the final work is being done on the hundreds of design elements envisioned by SSDG Interiors (The Oakwood, Terminal City Club, Hilton Whistler).

Executive chef Kazuya Matsuoka is overseeing the work crew in the kitchen. He and his team will have three times the space — which is good since the kitchen staff is also tripling. While Minami will specialize on meat, Miku is focusing on seafood, including a new, very large, seafood platter and an expanded sushi station. Miku was invited to take over the prime waterfront location by

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Cadillac Fairview, which wanted a restaurant that would bring its own unique vibe to the area. The offer coincided with the end of Miku’s five-year lease at its 85-seat location, which Miku had quickly outgrown. There was no lounge, no place for people to wait, Deas-Dawlish says, so they were having to turn diners away. The kitchen was incredibly cramped, with minimal room for the intensive prep work. Matsuoka, who’s worked in French and Italian restaurants, is excited about the opportunity to fuse traditional Japanese cuisine with West Coast-inspired tastes. He specializes in aburi sushi which is flamed seared, allowing for more flavours and aromas. His personally crafted sauces which eliminate the need for soy sauce (although the restaurant offers gluten-free soy sauce as well.) Premium sakes, including one made exclusively for Aburi Restaurants by Yoshinogawa, will be available for pairing. The new location at 200 Granville has a total of 204 seats, including the bar and the 30-seat patio which is separated from the restaurant by folding glass walls. City inspections were Tuesday and the hope is to have a soft opening on Friday. Keep posted at or on Twitter @MikuRestaurant.


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’m going to step onto a familiar soapbox of mine, and a rather well-worn one at that. I’ll start out by sharing that I’ve long been a proponent of drinking pink (or Rosé) wines the whole year through, whether they’re from France, Spain, Italy, BC or anywhere else. My constant beef is with those who deny themselves the joy of a good, dry rosé for the majority of the year, instead relegating them to our too-few hot and sunny months here in British Columbia. You see, I’ve just never bought into the quite common perception that they’re strictly ‘summer’ wines. We drink white wines during the winter after all, so the fact that it’s served chilled doesn’t rationalize the seasonality argument for me. The aspect of drinking pink wines that bolsters my argument most is that they make such good food-pairing wines. From steak to seafood and an abundance of vegetables, almost everything is fair game. Winter highlights in particular include the perfect pairing for Thanksgiving or Christmas turkey, your Easter ham and more. Alas, it’s such an easier sell in the summer, and why wouldn’t it be? A cheery wine style that’s bright and thirst-quenching, not to mention perfect for your barbecue, can only add light to our sunny days. So I’m going to share these great new discoveries that are fresh from Provence, the French home to killer rosé for the last, oh, 2,600 years or so. The only thing I ask is that you drink ‘em all year long.

Chateau d’Astros 2012 | $19.99 A fairly classic Provençal blend of Grenache, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon surges the palate with Mandarin orange and rhubarb, settling into a nice, long

Domaine du Dragon 2012 Cuvee Prestige | $23.99 Predominantly Cinsault and Syrah, this one offers the most aromatic, sweet flavours of this week’s quartet, but still finishes quite dry. Violets on the nose, pretty indicative of Provence, give way to watermelon, cotton candy and Pink Lady apples. A good balance for the sweet and salty dynamic of pissaladière; the classic onion tart from around these parts.

Mas de Cadenet Rosé 2012 Sainte Victoire | $24.99 A good dose of complexity here, again with violet or lavender on the nose, but the palate sings with a whole heap of fruit. Lemon! Gooseberry! Currant! Strawberry! With each sip, you’ll find a little something extra. Food-wise, if it swims it should pair up perfectly.

Foncalieu 2012 Moulin de Rogne | $15.99 Some fantastic citrus intensity here. Kaffir lime leaf, lemongrass and Meyer lemon all mingle quite well with a handful of huckleberries. Grill up some salt-crusted steaks and pour liberally!

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rmenegildo Giusti pulls out his iPhone and finds a photo of a painting. It’s one he did of a woman in classic style — a shawl draped over her shoulder, demurely revealing her naked torso. Then he pours a glass of Giusti Prosecco, made on a family estate he’s created in Italy’s Montello region. “Wine is like art,” he says. “The colour, the flavour, the passion in it. Life has to be full of passion.” Last week, Dr. Giusti was back in Vancouver — he moved his construc-

tion and oil and gas businesses to Alberta when the NDP was elected in BC — to launch the availability of three Giusti Proseccos: Brut, Dry and Extra Dry. He helped to plant the vines in 2006 and has put his heart into the property. “My vineyards are like a garden,” he says. For instance, the grass is cut around the vine so most of the soil’s energy goes into the Prosecco (Glera) grapes. The three Giusti Proseccos will be available in private liquor stores in Vancouver this week. The retail price will be approximately $30.

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POTENT POTION When Kurtis Kolt says he finds a little Mandarin orange and rhubarb in a Chateau d’Astros rosé, does that mean the vineyard puts a little flavouring in with the grapes? On June 23, as part of Vancouver Urban Winery’s Sunday School program, mixologist Lauren Mote and chef Jonathan Chovancek are hosting a seminar called Palate vs Potion from 2 to 4pm. They’ll explore the science behind the chemical compounds in flavours that activate cravings. Limited to 20 participants. Tickets are $22 and are available at

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Starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams Directed by Zack Snyder Though it’s not as fun as Richard Donner’s 1978 original, the latest Superman reboot packs an emotional punch that introduces a grittier, darker origin story to modern audiences. British actor Henry Cavill dons the red cape for this update, which opens on the alien planet of Krypton when Supe is just a baby and his world is on the brink of environmental catastrophe while under attack from the menacing General Zod (Michael Shannon) as his father (Russell Crowe) devises a plan to save his bundle of joy.  Director Zack Snyder wastes no time in world building and demonstrates a keen eye for detail, strongly marrying imagina-

tive conceptual work and striking production design blended with the very best in today’s visual effects technology. At the risk of a bloated introduction, Snyder soon fast forwards to present day when young Kal-El has grown into a hunky earth man working on a fishing vessel and lays out his upbringing in a series of effective flashbacks.  Amy Adams does her best as intrepid journalist Lois Lane; unfortunately there is so much narrative already happening the Thor iconic love story gets a bit lost in the shuffle.  Diakow The film’s dramatic tone is more in line with The Dark Knight than any of the Marvel properties (thanks to Christopher Nolan’s producing and David S. Goyer’s script) and the results are extremely satisfying.  Though Man of Steel contains a few too many sequences of chaotic city destruction, it also ushers in a bold revision of a beloved hero.     

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Starring Katie Chang, Israel Broussard, Emma Watson Directed by Sofia Coppola Just as kids were choosing between the Beatles and Stones 50 years ago, 2013’s moviegoers get to pick their poison when it comes to teenage riots: Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring or Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers. Whereas the mantra of Korine’s hedonists — “Spring break forever” — suggested a state of transcendence, the battle cry of Coppola’s entitled brats betrays more tangible aims: “Let’s go shopping.” In the case of five California teens, “shopping” takes the “Instant Gratification Gone Wild!” form of breaking into the palatial homes of the celebrities they idolize and liberating the fashions and accessories they covet. Meeting at a “drop-out school,” Rebecca (Katie Chang) and Marc (Israel Broussard) impulsively slip into Paris Hilton’s mansion after learning that she’s out of town. They soon rack up more A-list victims while attracting an entourage that includes Nicki (Emma Watson), a wannabe starlet prone to prattling on about “huge learning lessons” and the principles of The Secret. Based on true events, Coppola’s film accurately depicts both teenage disaffection and the corruptive influence of celebrity culture. Being constantly apprised of stars’ moves and missteps has instilled a false sense of intimacy in their devotees. As a result, the conspirators here have lost any sense of perspective, viewing their actions as simply an extension of the invasions of privacy that are already perpetrated daily on their idols. The ramifications of their actions never once occur to them. Perhaps owing to its players’ casualness, The Bling Ring struggles to create much high-stakes drama. Instead, it’s content to serve as a candid snapshot of precisely how image-obsessed we’ve become. — Curtis Woloschuk

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Starring Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner Directed by Noah Baumbach Curbing the caustic tendencies that have informed his work since his breakout film The Squid and the Whale, director Noah Baumbach delivers a far more affectionate and exuberant take on social ineptness. While shot in striking black-and-white and heavily influenced by the French New Wave, Frances Ha feels wholly of its time and instantly relatable to anyone who’s ever fumbled their way through their mid-20s. Broken up into chapters named after the transient Frances’ (Greta Gerwig) various addresses, the script is loaded with wickedly funny dialogue, awkward exchanges, and endearing details about living hand to mouth, whether it’s the ecstasy of an unexpected tax return or the agony of a $3 ATM charge. Beginning as a platonic love story, the film grows more concerned with navigating the cul-de-sacs that mark the road to self-discovery. Shot guerrillastyle in New York City (with brief detours to Sacramento and Paris), it boasts an intoxicating energy and seems the work of a filmmaker reinvigorated by exploring new ways of practising his craft. C.W.

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• ELECTRICAL • FULL PLUMBING SERVICES • HVAC GAS FITTING *Licensed *Insured 24hr. Emergency Service






C & C Electrical Mechanical

281 “ ABOVE THE REST “ Interior & Exterior Unbeatable Prices & Professional Crew. • Free Est. • Written Guarantee • No Hassle • Quick Work • Insured • WCB




BRO MARV PLUMBING 24/7 Plumbing, heating, plugged drains BBB. (604)582-1598,

WEED FREE Mushroom Manure 13 yards - $180 or Well Rotted 10 yds - $200. 604-856-8877

DISPOSAL BINS By Recycle-it 6 - 50 Yard Bins

Starting from $199.00

Delivery & Pick-Up Included Residential & Commercial Service • Green Waste • Construction Debris • Renovations • House Clean Outs


Hauling Anything.. But Dead Bodies!!

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS ALWAYS! GUTTER Cleaning & Roof Blowing, Moss Control,30 yrs exp., Reliable! Simon 604-230-0627


FULL PLUMBING SERVICES • Hvac Gas Fitting • Electrical *Licensed *Insured 24hr. Emergency Service

20 YARD BINS AVAILABLE We Load or You Load !

604.220.JUNK(5865) Serving Metro Vancouver Since 1988

C & C Electrical Mechanical



CRESCENT Plumbing & Heating Licensed Residential 24hr. Service • Hot water tanks • Furnaces • Broilers • Plugged Drains 778-862-0560 LANDSCAPING ■ WATER FEATURES ■ CUSTOM STONE ■ POST & BEAM ■ RETAINING WALLS ■ OUTDOOR FIREPLACES ■ DECKING ■ OUTDOOR KITCHENS

10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005



Bulldog Disposal Co.

Central Creek Construction Refinishing floors, sanding & fixing floors & Reno’s. Seniors Discount 10% off (604)773-7811


Always! Power Washing, Window & Gutter cleaning, all your exterior cleaning needs. 604-230-0627


• Additions • Renovations • New Construction Specializing in • Concrete • Forming • Framing • Siding

Mainland Roofing Ltd.

604-218-3064 320

MOVING & STORAGE Moving & Storage Visa OK. 604-628-7136



AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673


604 575 5555


No Job Too Small Free Estimates ~ 7 Days/Wk

Call Tony 604-834-2597




STRAWBERRIES Greenvale Farms Take 264 St exit off Hwy #1 & follow signs (6030 248 Street)

You Pick or We Pick! OPEN Mon - Sat. 8am-7pm Sun & Holidays 8am-6pm

604-856-3626 / 604-855-9351



HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837


OKANAGAN PRIME LAKEVIEW LOTS FROM $140,000 Also; Spectacular 3 Acre Parcel at $390,000 1-250-558-7888 ~ FINANCING AVAILABLE ~


Difficulty Making Payments? No Equity? Penalty? Expired Listing? We Take Over Payments! No Fees! / 604-786-4663






REAL ESTATE 612 BUSINESSES FOR SALE PROFESSIONAL CAT & DOG GROOMING BUSINESS. Has potential to earn extra income over $5000 per month by adding daycare. Remax Performance Realty. Call Jaspreet 604-771-9890

QUIET, like new, adult oriented executive home for rent. Available now. Walnut Grove area of Langley. Easy access to Golden Ears Bridge. No smoking, no pets and no yard work. $2150. Pls reply to for more details.




TREE & STUMP removal done RIGHT! • Tree Trimming • Fully Insured • Best Rates 604-787-5915/604-291-7778

PETS 477


CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866


BURNABY 6 Bdrm, 5 bath, almost 4500 sq.ft., 8 yrs old, close to City Hall. $1,679,000. Ph (604)444-7414

A1 AUTO LOANS. Good, Bad or No Credit - No problem. We help with rebuilding credit & also offer a first time buyer program. Call 1-855-957-7755.


2 Older High Quality, low price boats with engines,negotiable price Call for Details 604.745.2476


WE BUY HOUSES! Older House • Damaged House Moving • Estate Sale • Just Want Out • Behind on Payments Quick Cash! • Flexible Terms! CALL US FIRST! 604-626-9647

STEEL BUILDINGS /METAL BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206

PIANO; Mason Ridge, Cabrio style, good condition, $800. (604)936-7874

2 hr. Service (604)209-2026


STEEL BUILDING - DIY SUMMER SALE! - BONUS DAYS EXTRA 5% OFF. 20X22 $3,998. 25X24 $4,620. 30X34 $6,656. 32X42 $8,488. 40X54 $13,385. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422.



Matt Cameron at 604-694-7628

25 yrs in roofing industry

Family owned & operated. Fully ins. We do Cedar Shakes, conversions, concrete tiles, torchon, fibreglass shingles, restoration & repairs. 20 yr labour warr. 604-427-2626 or 723-2626



RESTAURANT AUCTION Food Services Equipment. Consignments now being accepted. June 22, 11am at Dodds Auction, 3311 - 28 Ave. Vernon. View photos at 250-5453259

Residential / Commercial

Power Washing, Gutters, Windows, Maintenance, Res/Comm. Lic/Ins’d. Free Est. Call Dean (604)839-8856

10% DISCOUNT. MG Roofing & Siding. WCB. Re-roofing, New Roof Gutters. 604-812-9721

All your carpentry needs & handyman requirements.

PRESA CANARIO P/B UKC, brindle 2 F $600 ea. 6 mo old. Both parents approx 150 lbs. 604-302-2357

Home & Yard Clean Ups

Over 20yrs experience.

Ray 604-780-6304

NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or





3 bedroom, well kept rancher w/living room plus a roomy recreation room that opens onto a large fenced yard with lush hedge and workshop shed. Renovated and updated bathroom and kitchen. Plenty of space for the RV and electrical in second driveway beside the house. One blk to all downtown Cloverdale amenities. Tall hedging for privacy. 2 blks to Zion school daycare and the park. $429,000. Please contact:


FLEETWOOD WASTE Bin Rentals 10-30 Yards. Call Ken at 604-294-1393

Mike 604-789-5268

# 1 BACKHOE & BOBCAT services, backfilling, trucking, oil tank removal. Yard/clean-up, cement & pavement re & re. 604-341-4446.

604.562.0957 or 604.961.0324

AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.

Reliable Work - Res. & Comm.


Liability Insurance/BBB/10% off with ad

3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.



The Scrapper

Running this ad for 8yrs

DRYWALL - 30 Years Exp.

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

Eastcan Roofing & Siding






CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at or call 1 (604)820-2977

604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366)




Airedale Terrier pups. P/b, ckc reg., micro, health guar, 604-8192115. email:

Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET



All kinds of re-roofing & repairs. Free est. Reasonable rates. (604)961-7505, 278-0375

•New Roofs •Re-Roofs •Repairs




GET the best for your moving 24/7 From $40/hr. Licensed & Insured. Seniors Discount. 778-773-3737






CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation Call 1-800-347-2540.



188 23

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

DreamTeam Auto Financing “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

1-800-961-7022 DL# 7557

WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIEN By virtue of WAREHOUSMAN’S LIEN for HEATHER CIVIC MARINA., we will dispose of the following units to recover the amount of indebtedness noted plus any additional cost of storage, seizure and sale. 13-030 Owner: ZBIGNIEW KOWSKI Year/Make: 1981 SAILBOAT Vessel: MIA ALMA II Hin: ZMJE9 02007 81 Arrears: $ 1471.86


Day of sale is Thursday June 27, 2013 @ 12:00 NOON. Absolute Bailiffs Inc. 6990 Greenwood Street, Burnaby, B.C. Contact: Sheldon Stibbs (604) 522-2773.

WEEKLY SPECIALS 100% BC Owned and Operated Prices Effective June 20 to June 26, 2013. We reserve the right to limit quantities. We reserve the right to correct printing errors.

Grocery Department Nutiva Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

Meat Department L’Ancetre Organic Cheese



assorted varieties



750ml +deposit +eco fee product of France




4L product of Canada


Valley Pride Organic Half and Half Cream








284g product of USA


regular or spicy

regular or chipotle



227g • product of USA

Applesnax Apple Sauce

142g • product of USA

Sophie's Kitchen Frozen Vegan Fish Dinners

assorted varieties

assorted varieties 796ml


product of Canada

20% off regular retail price

Health Care Department



regular or half loaf

from .50 off

SierraSil Joint Formula 14™

regular retail price 6” or 9” Sour Cherry Rhubarb Pie

from 1.50 off


regular retail price


Rice Bakery Trio O’Chocolate Biscotti 50g or Rice Banana Bread 150g



1.00 off regular


Inno-Vite Inno-Q-Nol AquaSorb™


30 soft gels

Inno-Q-Nol AquaSorb™ is the most bioavailable and bioactive form of CoQ10 available to maintain and support cardiovascular health. T

retail price

250g • product of Asia

90 capsules

Reduces pain and stiffness and promotes active lifestyles by aiding the body's healthy anti-inflammatory response.



Seminars & Events at 3248 King George Blvd, South Surrey. Wednesday, June 26, 7:00-8:30pm.

Look for our

Improve Your Health with Reflexology


with Heike Walker, RCRT. Cost $5. Register online or call 604-541-3902. 2010, 2013 Awards. Your loyalty has helped Choices achieve these awards. Thank you!


Organic Wheat Grass products are made up of nature’s most potent and powerful sources of green leafy vegetable nutrition.

Organic Multigrain Bread


Boulder Canyon Rice Chips

Bulk Department bags or bins

Bakery Department

250g product of England

Flamous Organic Falafel Chips

product of Canada

Amazing Grass Organic Wheat Grass

assorted varieties


2.98lb/ 6.57kg

Choices' Raw Energy Mix

reg 7.49

King Soba Organic Noodles




Bari Mozzafina di latte Cheese

6 pack • 112-126g product of Canada


product of Canada

B.C. Grown


All of this for

Find us on Facebook: Best Organic Produce

Best Grocery Store

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2010-2012 Kitsilano 2627 W. 16th Ave. Vancouver 604.736.0009

454g bag

Hot House On the Vine Organic Red Tomatoes from Origin Organics




assorted sizes



Texas or California

473ml +deposit +eco fee product of USA



500ml product of Canada

assorted varieties


Mexican Grown


Roasted Chicken with a Family Size Salad

Amy's Frozen Veggie Burgers

Attitude Eco-Friendly Diapers


A Mouth-Watering Meal : Specialty

SunRype Fun Bites

500ml product of Canada

Orangina Beverage






Deli Department

assorted varieties

skim, 1, 2 or 3.25%

170g pkg product of USA

Organic Limes

4.99lb/ 11.00kg

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream

Dairyland Milk



value pack



grilled, natural, buffalo and herb


Spring Creek Lean Ground Beef

assorted varieties


650g product of Canada

Artichoke Hearts from Monterey Farms in California

200g product of Canada

Efferve Sparkling Lemonade or Orangeade Beverages





1.53kg product of USA

Olympic Organic Yogurt

11.29lb/ 24.89kg

assorted varieties


Produce Department

Double Loin Lamb Chops

Cambie 3493 Cambie St. Vancouver 604.875.0099

Kerrisdale 1888 W. 57th Ave. Vancouver 604.263.4600

Yaletown 1202 Richards St. Vancouver 604.633.2392

Rice Bakery

South Surrey

2595 W. 16th Ave. Vancouver 604.736.0301

3248 King George Blvd. South Surrey 604.541.3902

Choices at the Crest 8683 10th Ave. Burnaby 604.522.0936


Floral Shop

1937 Harvey Ave. Kelowna 250.862.4864

2615 W. 16th Vancouver 603-736-7522

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