Friday, March 30, 2012

#SeenOnTheDrive: The Cut

I took this pic and suddenly there were three other people doing the same.

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Opinion: Is Our Memory That Short?

Thinking about the recent shooting on the Drive, it would appear that the drive has a bit of a split personality.
You wouldn't have any idea that there had ever been an incident.
Vegetables are being spread out, panhandlers are at their usual stations. I haven't seen a cop all day. A young girl with orange hair stood checking her phone in almost the exact spot the young man was gunned down.
Even walking it last night, the street seems to have no memory. it revelled and paraded and hustled pizza and beer.
Sometimes living near the Drive can feel pretty random and disconnected. Or perhaps that's just Life.
What do other people think?


Thursday, March 29, 2012

News: Shooting Outside the Libra Room

A 20 year old man was shot in the back walking with friends early in the morning. Police believe it is a targeted shooting. More on the story here:


Monday, March 12, 2012

Literary: Awesome Face Presents: SAINT PATRICK’S FACE @ Cafe Deux Soleils

Awesome Face Presents: SAINT PATRICK’S FACE
It’s a kids show FOR ADULTS.  A kindergarten class FOR GROWN UPS.
An interactive multi-media spectacular
Join us on St. Patrick’s Day for fun, celebration and mockery of this pseudo holiday
There will be show and tell! (BRING SOMETHING TO SHARE) Nap Time!  Drunk Speed Dating!  Sing A  Longs!  A Special Guest!
And a chance for you to put your hands on the Shame Rock and cleanse yourself of guilt and self disgust.
We will even have a dirty limerick contest—bring your best
Saturday March 17th at Café Deux Soleils on Commercial Drive: 2096 Commercial
Doors at 8pm
Show at 8:30
$10 unless you are wearing something Irish or Green—then it’s $7
Awesome Face is made up of Brendan McLeod, RC Weslowski and Chris Gilpin as Dr. WTF?!
This show will feature some of Awesome Face’s Greatest Hits including
Razors and Roses
Taking out the garbage—a song for Dolph Lundgren
The Kidnapping Song
Don’t Get Drunk and Sleep With Your Friends
And much more for more info
604 215 9230

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Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Hiring Fair @ Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria

The news we have all been waiting for is finally here.....Famoso on Commercial Drive is set to open in April 2012! This means we are ready to recruit our team of all-star Pizzaiolos and Baristas and we want you! On behalf of the management team at Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria - Commercial Drive we would like to officially invite you to our upcoming hiring fair. We will be interviewing on the spot and welcome walk-in's but do encourage you to reply in advance to schedule an interview time. The hiring sessions will be held at the restaurant location at 1380 Commercial Drive between the hours of 9:00am-4:00pm on March 10th and 11th. If you are interested in applying for a position with us please reply to this ad or email Ryan at with your resume, the position you are applying for and the date and time you prefer for an interview and we will do our best to accommodate you. We ask that you please bring a copy of your resume with you as we may not have them all available on site.

Hope to see you there and please feel free to spread the word to any of your friends and family whom you think would be a great addition to our team! 

Film: Dogumentary Takes a Bite Out of Pet Psychology @ the Prophouse

Vita Bella: The Dogumentary
directed by
Alison Parker

Final Three Episodes launch March 7, 14, 21

(Vancouver, BC)  Forget your spring cleaning – spring forward doggie-style with Vita Bella: the Dogumentary!

On March 7, 14 and 21 this seven episode mockumentary web series winds up with its last three episodes.

But the tail-wagging is just starting. This d-i-y production success story is the creation of many Vancouver actors and crew members over the last two years, and it’s time to celebrate. 

Join us at the Prophouse Cafe, 636 Venables in Vancouver, on Woofsday, March 21 to uncover Dr. Marsha’s new path as Vita’s sublime and wacky adventures come to an uplifting end in the seventh and final episode of the web series. Vita, psychologist Dr. Marsha Mayright and Vita’s human companion, Junie, arrive at how to live a beautiful life, a vita bella.
The celebration of the grand finale begins at 8 p.m. and continues until we’re dog tired. 

How do you live a vita bella?  Dogs already know the answer. Through trying to help the dog Vita, pet psychologist with a secret, Dr. Marsha Mayright played by Deb Sears, and Vita’s human companion, Junie, played by 2011 Leo nominee Meeshelle Neal, learn to live a beautiful life as well.  Not-so-friendly pet assassin Dr. Needles (Kurtis Maguire), the Pup-arazzo (Gregory Schoen), and the “Bow-wowist” (Kasey Ryne Mazak) who seeks Vita, round out the human pack. Eighteen more dogs, one rat, a bearded dragon, a six-toed kitten, a parakeet, and a frazzled squirrel add to the chaos along the way.

Cast and crew will attend and answer questions about the making of Vita Bella: the Dogumentary, co-written by Pam Bentley and Terry McDermott, and directed by Alison Parker (“Jake and Jasper: A Ferret Tale”).  

Real life Vancouver Pet Psychic Beverly Crook ( will also be in attendance. Musical entertainment will be provided by Rowan Lipkovits of the Creaking Planks, and other local East Vancouver musicians, some of whom wrote original music for the final episode.

Fetch more details and links to watch episodes of Vita Bella: The Dogumentary, produced by Pam Bentley, at Tail us on Facebook or on Twitter @theDogumentary.