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

 

If you are looking for a safe and contained place for your special 'creatures' to spend Halloween, Park Royal is hosting an event on October 31st from 3:30pm to 5:30pm.

 

Your little kids can go from store to store as there will be tons of decorations as well as a guaranteed dry environement. If the bigger kids are up for Round 2, the West Vancouver Community is a great place to go door to door and meet your neighbors.

 

Have a safe and Happy Halloween!

 

 

Best regards,

 

Jesse Dean Cook

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PumpkinFest 2013 is around the corner and will take place October 5th and 6th in and around The West Vancouver Community Centre.

 

The Events calendar is packed....things for all ages to enjoy. There are many free events such as The Pumpkin Swim and The Pumpkin Skate, as well as so many music demonstrations. Also, new to this year is the Farm Zone so come out and meet some live cows, see how Dairy Farmers milk them etc...good times.

 

There are tons of reasonably priced events to attend such as Pumpkin Golf at Ambleside Pitch & Putt; The Community Dance featuring the Adam Woodall Band; pick your favorite pumpkin at the pumpkin patch; build your own scarecrow or bring home your favorite freshly baked pie.

 

There are too many events to list so please go to the link below for more information on the weekend as well as the second link below which will give you the full two-day Events Calendar. Remember to register early for some of the paid events as these will fill up fast. Proceeds go to the West Vancouver Community Centre and thanks to all of the local sponsors for making this happen...see you all there!

 

http://westvanpumpkinfest.ca/

 

http://westvanpumpkinfest.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Pumpkin_Fest_schedule_2013_LR.pdf

 

 

Best regards,

 

Jesse Dean Cook

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There has never been a better time for mens fashion than there is today. Christine Baracos and Bobbie Long of West Vancouver's Baracos + Brand are at the forefront of the newest styles as we head into Fall/Winter.

 

If your suit collection is looking tired, or they are simply off-the-rack without tailoring and don't look as good as a suit should on you, do yourself a favor and book a 20 minute appointment at the "Suit Up Pop Up" Event on Wednesday October 2nd. The event takes place from 7am-5pm and breakfast/lunch/refreshments will be served throughout the day.

 

Book your appointment now as slots are filing up...call (604) 925-1812 or email info@baracosandbrand.com. (http://baracosandbrand.com/)

 

If you are like most guys you hate shopping...especially for suits. You kind of know how they should fit, sort of know how to put together accesories (pocket square, shirt, tie, cuff links, socks, shoes, belt....) but the thought of that stresses you out. Christine and Bobbie will help you find the perfect off-the-rack suit starting at $399 and tailor to your body. Or, if you have an athletic build (large legs and seat) your best bet will be to opt for a made-to-measure suit starting at only $795 (or 2 for $750 each, 3 for $700 each). These suits will fit like a glove whether you use them everyday for work, or special events such as conferences/weddings etc...

 

There are upgrades available (Zegna fabric suits) that are a bit more expensive as well as fully customizing your entire suit. Many upgrades such as inner lining (bright color, polka dot etc...) are included as are color of buttons, cut in the back etc...

 

We have all had our share of bad suits, but once you have one custom made for you....you'll never go back and wonder how you didn't do this in the past.

 

Look your best this Fall/Winter (and into the New Year) and start off by booking your appointment now.

 

I'll see you there and have a great weekend.

 

Best regards,

 

Jesse Dean Cook

 

We might not look like Becks but at least we can dress as good as him.

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The weather is going to be fantastic this Friday and for only $20 you will have a chance to sample items from all of the wonderful retailers and restaurants in Dundarave.

 

This is a fabulous event that really brings the community together and raises money for the BCSPCA and Canuck Place. The value is supurb and you will finally have a chance to explore some of the shops or eateries that you perhaps have always meant to drop by but never have been able to in the past.

 

Tickets can be ordered from the West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (or outlets on the above flyer) but hurry as this will most likely sell out again as it did in 2012. See you there from 5pm-8pm.

 

http://www.westvanchamber.com/ 

 

 

Best regards,

 

Jesse Dean Cook

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The 4th Annual Luxury Supercar Weekend will take place September 7th & 8th from 11am-5pm at the VanDusen Botanical Gardens.

 

For those who have been before you can attest to how great it has been in previous years to be so close to so many of the finest luxury automobile brands from around the world. Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Audi, Mercedes, Aston Martin, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo, Jaguara and on and on the list goes. Brand new luxury cars as well as limited edition collectables in pristine condition.

 

The event is elegant and most of the patrons are finely dressed. Champagne, import beer and amazing food is served and you can purchase VIP all-inclusive tickets so all you have to do is show up (and be sure to not be driving home).

 

For more information about this outstanding event please go to the link below. See you out there!

 

http://luxurysupercar.com/

 

 

Best regards,

 

Jesse Dean Cook

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The 34th Annual Coho Festival takes place this Sunday September 8th from 11:00am - 6:00pm!

 

While the Coho Run is sold out, you can still take part in the Swim or Walk (details at cohofestival.com how to register).

 

Or, if you prefer to sit back, relax and enjoy some fresh Wild Coho BBQ'd to perfection while washing it down with a cold pint courtesy of Russell Brewing, well...there is that too! 

 

Great entertainment is on stage all day and there is plenty of fun for kids and the whole family. So, now that everyone is back from Holidays and Week 1 of school is in the rear-view mirror, head down to Ambleside Park this Sunday for yet another great Coho Festival.

 

For more information on all of the the things that will be taking place, please go to the website below. Have a great weekend!

 

http://www.cohofestival.com/

 

Best regards,

 

Jesse Dean Cook

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FUN. having...well...fun.

 

This Saturday Ambleside Park will be taken over by two world-class musical groups! FUN. & Tegan and Sara have been touring Internationally for years, though Tegan and Sara are better known in these parts as they are Canadian!

 

FUN has rocketed up the charts and you will have for sure heard their catchy tunes even if you think you haven't heard of the band. Below is the link to their website so you can hear it for yourself.

 

http://www.ournameisfun.com/?from=mostnights2013splash

 

Tegan and Sara are twin sisters, born in Calgary and have toured with some of the biggest artists around such as: Neil Young, The Killers, Cyndi Lauper, Jack Johnson, Ben Folds etc, as well as headlined some of the biggest Festivals in the world (Coachella, Bonnarroo, Glastonbury, Austin City Limits etc...). When not on the road, Tegan lives in Vancouver and Sara lives in Montreal.

 

http://www.teganandsara.com/

 

The Event Gates open at 4pm and the concert begins at 5pm. This will be a HUGE event right here in West Vancouver so if you are staying around for the long weekend go to the link below to buy your General Admission tickets for only $45.00.

 

http://www.livenation.com/events/235881/aug-31-2013/fun-tegan-and-sara

 

Tegan and Sara (don't ask me which is which).

 

Enjoy your long weekend!

 

Best regards,

 

Jesse Dean Cook

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Come on down for a Free Concert by Dundarave resident Amanda Wood brought to you by Amanda’s husband Jesse Dean Cook (Real Estate Agent at Angell Hasman & Associates).

 

Amanda has been touring Internationally and has recently performed locally at The TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Harmony Arts Festival, Cellar Jazz Club and the Silk Purse. With a style that has her at times coined “The Female Michael Buble,” Amanda and her amazing four-piece band (drums, bass, saxophone and piano) will have you dancing all night.

 

The Jazz concert will take place at the Music Hall at the West Vancouver Community Centre. CD’s will be available for sale and feel free to bring your friends and family along.

 

We hope you will join us for a night of good times and great music. For more information on Jesse and Amanda please find their information below:

 

Jesse Dean Cook – REALTOR®                    Amanda Wood - Vocalist

Website: www.jessedeancook.com              Website: www.amandawood.com

Email: jesse@jessedeancook.com               Email: amandapwood@hotmail.com

Phone: 604-506-5174                                     Phone: 604-724-7375

 

When: Sunday August 18th, 2013

Time: 7:00pm

Cost: Free

Where: Music Hall at West Vancouver Community Centre (2121 Marine Drive).

What: Concert by Amanda Wood

Presented By: Jesse Dean Cook 

 

Hope to see you there and enjoy your weekend!

 

Best regards,

 

Jesse Dean Cook

 

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The 6th Annual Glotman-Simpson Cypress Challenge is this Saturday (August 17th)! There is a 5km and 12km route straight up Cypress Mountain but don't worry, this is for all riders of all ages and abilities!

 

Cancer has touched all of our lives and this Challenge raises money for Pancreatic Cancer Research. Donations are suggested at $40+, with 100% of proceeds benefiting the BC Cancer Foundation (Pancreas Centre). 

 

While riding a bike up Cypress Mountain seems challenging, it is nothing compared to those people diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer (or any other form). If you don't have plans this weekend you should absolutely join this wonderful event!

 

For more information including how to register please go to the website below.

 

http://glotmansimpsoncycling.ca/cypress-challenge

 

 

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Jesse Dean Cook

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The Deighton Cup weekend is here and it is going to be amazing as always!

 

The Big Smoke takes place at 6:00pm tonight at the Hastings Race Track in Vancouver. This is a Gentlemanly affair of cigars and scotch perfect for an evening of sun which we are going to have.

 

The main ticket is for tomorrow's "Thoroughbred" event that kicks off at noon. Only 25 tickets are left and this is truly one of the must-attend events of the summer. Though there are 8 horseraces, these will take a back seat to the Kentucky Derby of Fashion that will take place. Women will be glammed up in fabulous dresses, big hats and elegant fascinators while the Men will be dressed as proper gentlemen. Sophisticated cocktails will be served and there will be excellent entertainment all afternoon. 

 

For more information about the event (what is included), how to get your hands on the few tickets that are left as well as how you may get your name on the Deighton Cup as "Best Dressed" please go to the link below.

 

I will be there in an amazing outfit from West Vancouver's Best mens wear store, Baracos + Brand (1411 Bellevue Ave) and my wife will be in a stunning dress courtesy of Blush Bridal & Coctail Wear (1403 Bellevue Ave). If you are stuck with what to wear head down to these stores today and they will make sure you are dressed to impress.

 

http://www.deightoncup.com/

 

A lucky Gentleman and three well dressed ladies at the 2012 Event.

 

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Jesse Cook

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The Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver is now in its 23rd year! 

 

"The Harmony Arts Festival is a community based festival whose aim is to support local artists, celebrate and share the value of arts in our community and build something amazing, together."


If you have yet to check out any of the live music playing at great venues in Ambleside you should catch them before the festival wraps up on Sunday August 11th. There are some great young artists (Amanda Wood and Malcolm Aiken rocked the house yesterday) as well as some of the greats such as 95 year old Dal Richards who along with his swinging 'Big Band' will play on Sunday (August 11th) from 2-4pm at John Lawson Park.


There are also so many wonderful artists on display who are truly talented in their profession. Top this all off with food, beverages and and a perfect location and you and your family will be sure to have a great time!

 

For more information on the Harmony Arts Festival please go to their website below, and I have also included a link to the online 16 page Festival Guide. See you there!

 

Festival Guide: http://harmonyarts.ca/festival-guide/

Website: http://harmonyarts.ca/

 

 



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Jesse Dean Cook

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Salsa by the Sea runs every Thursday evening from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Ferry Building Gallery Building in the heart of Ambleside. For only a $6.00 drop-in fee you will learn to Salsa in a relaxing group outdoor setting with gorgeous views of Stanley Park in front of you.

 

There is a class tonight featuring live music by Las Brisas del Palmer (all the way from Cuba) and Salsa by the Sea runs until the end of August.

 

From beginners to experts...bring your friends and enjoy the summer. Have a great long weekend!

 

 

 

Best regards,

 

Jesse Dean Cook

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Though this blog is generally reserved for West Vancouver events/history/restaurants etc...only, sometimes the rules can be bent a tad.

 

Two Legends will be rocking the house at BC Place tonight for what will undoubtebly be the concert of the summer...if not the year. Not since Paul McCartney has there been this much anticipation for an event and to have Jay Z and Justin Timberlake collaborate for an evening should be epic! While Sir McCartney may go down as the best concert of all-time in Vancouver, these two unbelievable performers should still provide an unforgettable night. 

 

There should be a mix of young teens to 40 somethings in the audience tonight and below is the tentative set list for tonight. If you are on the fence about going...go (see you there!).

Legends of Summer Tour

  • Holy Grail (Jay-Z)
  • Give It To Me (Timberlake)
  • Rock Your Body (Timberlake)
  • Izzo (H.O.V.A.) (Jay-Z)
  • Excuse Me Miss (Jay-Z)
  • Señorita (Timberlake)
  • On To The Next One (Jay-Z)
  • Like I Love You (Timberlake)
  • My Love (Timberlake)
  • Big Pimpin (Jay-Z)
  • Tunnel Vision (Timberlake)

Jay-Z only

  • Jigg What
  • PSA
  • Crown
  • Somewhere in America
  • U Don’t Know
  • 99 Problems / Walk This Way
  • Bonnie & Clyde
  • Clique
  • Heart of the City

Justin Timberlake only

  • Pusher Love
  • Summer Love
  • Love Stoned
  • Until the End of Time
  • Let the Groove Get In
  • Take Back the Night
  • FutureSex/LoveSounds
  • Frontin

Together

  • Song Cry (Jay-Z)
  • Cry Me a River (Timberlake)
  • Tom Ford (Jay-Z)
  • FuckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt (Jay-Z)
  • What Goes Around Comes Around (Timberlake) / Dirt Off Your Shoulder (Jay-Z)
  • New York New York / Empire State of Mind (Jay-Z)
  • Mirrors (Timberlake)
  • Run This Town (Jay-Z)

Encore

  • Encore (Jay-Z)
  • SexyBack (Timberlake)
  • Suit & Tie (Timberlake)
  • Young Forever (Jay-Z & Timberlake)

 

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Jesse Dean Cook

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It is already that time of year again....time for some World Class Fireworks!

 

This year's Honda Celebration of Light features the UK, Canada and Thailand for three action packed nights. Thankfully most of us in and around West Vancouver will have a vantage point of the barge in English Bay and not have to fight the crowds of 500,000+ people. It is certainly a fun time if you want to make a day/night out of it, however, don't expect to get home very early due to street closures and tons of people.

 

The UK kicks off the series on July 27th (Saturday), however, on the July 31st and August 3rd evenings we will be graced with the presence of Pete McLeod starting at 8:10pm. He is a Red Bull Air Race Pilot and will be tearing up the skies above Vancouver...something you truly need to see to believe. Grab your best pair of binoculars and be sure to watch this unreal pilot in action.

 

Enjoy the Celebration and be safe...and for more information please go to the main website below.

 

http://hondacelebrationoflight.com/

 

Red Bull Air Race Pilot Pete McLeod

 

Best regards,

 

Jesse Dean Cook

 

 

 

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Thursday August 1st (7:30pm) the Silk Purse in Ambleside will have the amazingly talented and Dundarave resident Amanda Wood sing her sultry jazz tunes with local favorite and trumpet sensation Malcolm Aiken.

 

Amanda and Malcolm will be accompanied by drums, bass and piano for a wonderful evening of music. Both Amanda and Malcolm have been touring Internationally so this is a rare opportunity to see these exceptional artists right here in West Vancouver.

 

Tickets are selling fast so please go the Silk Purse Box Office (link below) as they are only $25 ($20 for members). You can also call (604) 925-7292. See you there and thank you for supporting the local Arts!

 

http://silkpurse.ca/music/boxoffice/

 

Finally, please feel free to go to Amanda and Malcolm's websites to listen to their music online.

 

http://www.amandapwood.com/

 

http://www.malcolmaiken.com/

 

 

Best regards,

 

Jesse Dean Cook

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The Harmony Arts Festival is right around the corner and there will be a blog post about this wonderful 10 day event shortly.

 

It has been brought to my attention by Hilary Drake, Volunteer Coordinator for the Festival that they are in need of more volunteers. This is a fantastic event to give back to our community, see new and old faces as well as enjoy fabulous music and art (as well as get a free t-shirt!).

 

Below is the link to the Harmony Arts Volunteer Application:

http://harmonyarts.ca/volunteers2013/

 

Hilary Drake can be contacted directly at:

HAFVolunteer@westvancouver.ca 


Finally, here is the Harmony Arts home page:

http://harmonyarts.ca/


If you or anyone you know would like to be involved please sign up today as we are less than two weeks away!


Hope everyone had a great weekend...and for those at the Mason & Friends Lawn Bowling Classic how great was that event!!!


Best regards,


Jesse Dean Cook

 

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Jesse Dean Cook and fellow bowler and teammate Meghan Nichol.

 

As a follow-up to yesterday's blog on the West Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club I wanted to bring to your attention a great event that will be held there this Saturday (corner of Marine Drive and 20th Street).

 

Tim Mason is a world-class lawn bowler and plays on the Canadian National Team. You can tell when speaking to him that he has a true passion for the game and this has led to countless International Events and titles!

 

Tim is the man behind the Mason & Friends Charity Classic which takes place for the 6th time this Saturday, July 20th. This is a very casual and fun event to raise awareness and money for the YMCA Strong Kids Foundation. Last year $6,000 was raised and Tim and his friends are hoping to raise more this year. 

 

Tim was nice enough to let my team of four practice on Monday evening (Meghan Nichol, John Tolkamp and Amanda Cook) and we had a blast! There might still be a couple open team slots so if you are interested please go to the link below and see if there is room to register. The weather is going to be perfect for a day of bowls and beverages!

 

http://www.ilawnbowl.com/mason-charity-classic/

 

 

Best regards,

 

Jesse Dean Cook

 

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Yesterday's post for Ambleside Day has been altered slightly due to Seahawks Familyfest!

 

Ambleside Day will still be from noon to 6pm and will have the following:

- Inflatable swimmer so kids can jump on it all day!

- Beach volleyball set-up

- Water safety displays

- An unreal hands-on kit from the Vancouver Aquarium that kids will love...very interactive!

 

Now, our good neighbors to the south and Vancouver's favorite NFL team (Seattle Seahawks) have a great weekend in store for West Vancouver residents!

 

Seahawks players WR Doug Baldwin, DE Red Bryant and CB Richard Sherman will visit The Village at Park Royal on July 13 for a special family friendly event, along with members of the Sea Gals, Blitz (the mascot) and Blue Thunder, the team’s drum line. More information on today's events as well as an all day interactive Gatorade sponsored event taking place at Ambleside Park on Sunday, please do to the Park Royal website below.


Between a charity car wash, Seahawks weekend and Ambleside Day, your best bet this weekend is to hit up the Village at Park Royal and Ambleside....should be a beauty. Oh...and go Hawks!

 

http://www.shopparkroyal.com/campaigns/tailgate-village

 

http://www.seahawks.com/community/12-tour.html

 

 

 

 

Best regards,

 

Jesse Dean Cook

 

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Once your car is shined up after rolling by The Light, Hope and Life Foundation Car Wash (10am start time at 1763 Bellevue Ave), park your vehicle for the day at Ambleside Beach!

 

The ever popular Ambleside Day takes place this Sunday (July 14th) from noon to 6:00pm at Ambleside Beach.

 

This is a very family friendly community day hosted at the beach to promote water safety and active lifestyles. This is a very interactive event which will include a lifeguard challenge (you have to bet on David Hasselhoff!), relay racing between kids and lifeguards, face painting, BBQ's and so much more.

 

So bring down the family and have yourselves a safe and relaxing weekend.

 

Best regards,

 

Jesse Dean Cook

 

 

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Is your ride in need of a wash this weekend? Instead of going to an automatic car wash why not help support a wonderful Charity this Sunday July 14th from 10:00am - 4:00pm! 

 

This is the 2nd Annual Light, Hope and Life Foundation Car Wash and this year's event will take place at the West Vancouver Masonic Hall (1763 Bellevue Ave close to John Lawson Park). 

 

Light, Hope and Life Foundation is a wonderful local charity, founded in 2007 and registered in 2010 as an official charity of Canada. Their mission is to help underprivileged children in impoverished countries with their educational needs by dispersing funds to registered charities that share their common goal in enabling children to freely shape their futures. The Foundation organizes various events throughout the year to reach their lofty goals and partners with different charities such as Free the Children, SOS Children's Villages and most recently Education Beyond Borders.

 

Last year they raised $1,000 during the car wash...let's try and double that this year!


For more information on the foundation please click on the link below:


http://lighthopeandlife.com/

 

 

Best regards,

 

Jesse Dean Cook

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