Jesse Dean Cook. Discovering West Vancouver's Most Glamorous Properties.


If you are craving a fabulous, mouth-watering Italian lunch or dinner, look no further than Carmelo's Ristorante Italiano located right here in West Vancouver (1448 Marine Drive - Ambleside). 


Carmelo's has been a West Vancouver fixture for over twenty years, with Peter Oates having been the owner for the past decade.


With arguably the best pizza in West Vancovuer, the menu offers a wide variety of options including traditional pastas, seafood and protein entrees. If you are looking for a casual dining experience with exceptional food and service, drop by for lunch or dinner this Fall.


Below is the link to Carmelo's website where you can view the lunch and dinner menu, as well as view a video about the restaurant itself.


Finally, there are some really great Fall specials that are included below so I highly reccommend taking advantage of these....enjoy!



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Jesse Dean Cook

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Tickets are selling fast for this Under 40 Event. These events have been great all year long and for more information including how to buy tickets please see the flyer above or go to the webiste below. See you there.

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Jesse Dean Cook

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The second annual Vancouver Modern Home Tour opens doors on Saturday, September 20th, as part of Western Living Magazine’s Design Week. Tourgoers have the rare opportunity to visit and walk-through some of West Vancouver and Vancouver West's most amazing modern private residences, and meet the local architects behind the designs.


Modern Home Tours LLC is returning to Vancouver, British Columbia, during their 2014 Fall Tour, which includes stops in Texas, California, Colorado, New Mexico and Canada. During the 2014 Vancouver Modern Home Tour, attendees will have the opportunity to explore seven modern homes in the Vancouver area that exemplify modern architecture and living. Tourgoers can get the inside scoop from homeowners on what it’s like to live in a modern home, and talk to the architects to find out where they got their inspiration. This is every Vancouver resident’s chance to see the inside of ‘that unique, cool house you always drive by...’


For a second year in a row, the Vancouver Modern Home Tour will be a featured event within Western Living Magazine’s Design Week. This year’s Design Week runs from September 18th to the 28th and kicks off with Western Living’s annual Designers of the Year Awards. The week features art shows, talks, tours, fundraisers, live auctions, gala dinners and ends with the Interior Design Show West.


The Chip and Shannon Wilson School of Design (part of Kwantlen Polytechnic University) has been named as the 2014 Vancouver Modern Home Tour local beneficiary. Fashion marketing students will help staff the event, in return for a small donation to the school’s program, the opportunity to use the tour as a fundraising vehicle, and contributing community service hours, a cornerstone of the applied learning that Kwantlen students are known for.


Seven of the area’s most amazing modern homes have been confirmed for the 2014 Vancouver Modern Home Tour.

Participating architects and featured locations include:

• A home designed by architect Oliver Lang (of Lang Wilson Practical in Architecture) and built by the Vanglo

Sustainable Construction Ltd., located in the Mt. Pleasant area of town, that features a three-bedroom house above a one bedroom self-contained garden suite (below), and a mid-sized flex room equipped to be a either a media room, office, storage, yoga studio, suite extension (second bedroom), or car garage.

• The Shaughnessy home of architect David Thom (of IBI Group Inc.) and interior designer Juli Hodgson (of Hodgson Design Associates), which sits on a steep lot that offers unique perspectives of the outdoor elements from inside the house through large windows and sliding glass doors on the first floor and breathtaking vistas of the mountains and the ocean from the second floor.

• A home by Frits de Vries Architect Ltd. near Valdez Park in Dunbar that features both downtown and mountain views from the front of the house, with a private garden and entertaining patio in the rear, and a rooftop deck that offers the inhabiting family an outdoor living experience with a large seating area and hot tub.

• A home right across from Kitsilano Beach Park originally built in 1910 and recently lifted and completely overhauled by Kelly Deck Deign into a contemporary beach house with two suites - one executive rental and one owner- occupied loft style unit on the upper floors.

• A second home from Frits de Vries Architect Ltd., located right in the heart of West Vancouver, that is organized around a feature interior double-height division, bisecting social and family areas, keeping the home’s private andpublic spaces separate.

• A West Vancouver home designed by Peter Hildebrand (of Iredale Group Architecture) that features stunning views over Vancouver and Mount Baker beyond, and makes excellent use of natural light penetrations, thanks in part to an oversized skylight located above the two-story main entrance.

• A home in West Vancouver’s Eagle Harbor, originally built in 1978, but recently re-designed, decorated and

inhabited by Anja Henche of ah-design, which features very open and bright interiors that male the very square, tall home’s owner feel like living in a large treehouse.


Participating homes in the 2014 Vancouver Modern Home Tour will open their doors for viewing from 11AM – 5PM on Saturday, September 20th, in the Vancouver, British Columbia area. All are invited to attend. Tickets for the tour are $30 in advance online; $40 on the day of the tour. Kids under 12 are FREE when accompanying their parents.


For more details, to see a current roster of homes with details and photos, and to buy tickets for the CITY Modern Home

Tour, visit:


Here is a map of the seven home tour:


This is a self-driven tour so you can take as long as you like at each property. In order to pick up your tickets by Will Call you must visit one of the three below homes first:

Here is the Will Call Homes list:

- 135 East 17th Avenue, V5V 1A5 (Vanglo Sustainable Construction Group Ltd.)

- 3140 West 23rd Avenue, V6L 1P6 (Frits de Vries Architect Ltd.)

- 2049 Gordon Avenue, V7V 1V8 (Frits de Vries Architect Ltd.)




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Jesse Dean Cook




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The Terry Fox Run starts at Ambleside Park (West side of 13th) at 8:00am on Sunday September 14th.


10km, 5km; Suitable for bikes and wheelchairs/strollers NOT suitable for rollerblades; NO dogs allowed.


Terry Fox was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and raised in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, a community near Vancouver on Canada’s west coast. An active teenager involved in many sports, Terry was only 18 years old when he was diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma (bone cancer) and forced to have his right leg amputated 15 centimetres (six inches) above the knee in 1977.


While in hospital, Terry was so overcome by the suffering of other cancer patients, many of them young children, that he decided to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research.


He would call his journey the Marathon of Hope.


It was a journey that Canadians never forgot.


After 18 months and running over 5,000 kilometres (3,107 miles) to prepare, Terry started his run in St. John’s, Newfoundland on April 12, 1980 with little fanfare. Although it was difficult to garner attention in the beginning, enthusiasm soon grew, and the money collected along his route began to mount. He ran close to 42 kilometres (26 miles) a day through Canada’s Atlantic provinces, Quebec and Ontario. However, on September 1st, after 143 days and 5,373 kilometres (3,339 miles), Terry was forced to stop running outside of Thunder Bay, Ontario because cancer had appeared in his lungs. An entire nation was stunned and saddened. Terry passed away on June 28, 1981 at the age 22.

The heroic Canadian was gone, but his legacy was just beginning.


To date, over $650 million has been raised worldwide for cancer research in Terry’s name through the annual Terry Fox Run, held across Canada and around the world.


Please visit the website at for more information or to donate.


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Jesse Dean Cook

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