Gunter Schlieper Vancouver

Prison guard goes to prison, for 3 years for robbing a prostitute!

 

Gunter Schlieper of Vancouver B.C.

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Vancouver Shuttle Bus

Here is a Vancouver based company that you can use for all your #vancouvershuttle service. Employee transfers to company parties they can do it all.

Call Vancouver Shuttle & Charter today.

604-800-7407

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Limo Vancouver offers chauffeured transportation to the airport, cruise ship terminals, and for your special occasion. Classic Limousine Service has years of knowledge and experience to meet your specific transportation needs.

If you want a limousine for the night or simply need to be dropped off at the airport you can trust Limo Vancouver’s courteous staff and drivers to get you to your destination in style and on time. Limo Vancouver pride themselves on their service and as many customers come back to them solely on the way that we interact with them and with the service that they receive.

There are many different events and celebrations that you can hire a Limousine. Hiring a Vancouver Limo is a great way to get about safely and is affordable;  especially if you are planning on doing any celebrating

Limo Vancouver can arrange safe transportation for your friends,  family and loved ones.  A professional drivers are ready to guide you to and from your destinations in safety and style. With the new zero tolerance rules, you not only lose your licence on the spot but you can get your car impounded as well. All in all it could end up being a very expensive night.  You wouldn’t want to ruin the wonderful night.  Play it safe! When you know that you have a chauffeur you can kick back and relax and really enjoy your limousine experience.  Call Limo Vancouver at 604-874-4880 now to book your reservation!

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Vancouver Events

TERRY FOX RUN!

Vancouver will celebrate Terry Fox Run on September 16, 2012
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The iconic image of Terry running along long and lonely roads during the 143 days of his Marathon of Hope does not convey the full picture of that historic effort. If the photographer were to widen his lens, there would appear the tens, hundreds, even thousands of Canadians lining those very roads cheering Terry on and taking inspiration from his example.

The Terry Fox Run is an annual non-competitive charity event held in numerous regions around the world in commemoration of Canadian cancer activist Terry Fox, and his Marathon of Hope, and to raise money for cancer research. The run itself is informal which means that the distance often varies, usually between 5 and 15 kilometres; participation is considered to be more important than completing the set distance. There are also runs set up by schools of every level, often with shorter distances than the “official” ones.

The event was founded in 1981 by Isadore Sharp, who contacted Terry in hospital by telegram and expressed his wishes to hold an annual run in Terry’s name to raise funds for cancer research. Sharp himself had lost a son to cancer in 1979. The event is held every year on the second Sunday following Labour Day. Since its inception, it has raised via the ‘Terry Fox Foundation’ close to $500 million dollars (CAD).

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Nails Ladner

Vietnamese Nail Salons!

Ladner Nail Salon 5182 Ladner Trunk Road

604-940-9554    www.4seasonsnails.ca

Vietnamese Nail Salon History

Once upon a time there was a Hollywood princess named Tippi Hedren. She was an actress made famous by a film magician, Alfred Hitchcock, the then-reigning king of horror movies.

One day, Hedren decided she wanted to create some magic of her own. Not Hitchcock’s magic of malevolent mischief but the compassionate conjuring of doing good.

This was California in the mid-1970s. So she went to a tent city for refugees to try to change the lives of a group of women stranded there from war-torn Vietnam.

With a wave of a wand, in this case her scarlet-tipped nails, she helped teach them the mysteries of the ancient art of turning the stubbiest of fingernails into objects of beauty.

In so doing, she not only helped get these women back on their feet but unknowingly set off an entrepreneurial revolution.

That one single act of good intentions, dear reader, is why there is now, likely somewhere near you, at least one nail salon run by Vietnamese immigrants.

Transforming an industry

What started out with a group of 20 women trained by Hedren’s personal manicurist has mushroomed across the U.S. and Canada.

That initial group would be joined by another wave, the so-called boat people, those opponents of the Communist regime who risked their lives by fleeing in rickety boats after the fall of Saigon in 1975.

Not speaking the language or having any marketable skills, they tended to cluster together once they arrived in North America, not unlike other ethnic groups in similar circumstances. Italians in construction, for instance. Koreans in convenience stores. Filipinas in nursing and child care.

Actress Tippi Hedren with Vietnamese actress Kieu Ching when Hedren was presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in January 2003. Hedren aided Ching when she fled Vietnam, by providing her with living space in her home for over a year. (Fred Prouser/Reuters)

But none of these groups have transformed a single industry as radically as the Vietnamese boat people did with nail salons.

Before these Vietnamese women came into the business, a manicure was a costly affair. If a woman did go to a manicurist it was usually only for a special occasion.

Now, what was once a swank industry for the well-to-do caters to the masses of women who used to do their own nails at home.

Prices are down, way down. A manicure today can cost anywhere from $7 to as much as $50 in a traditional upscale spa. But around $20 seems to be the norm.

That, by the way, is what it cost decades ago before the Vietnamese came along. But a dollar then was worth a lot more than it is today.

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Canada Day Vancouver

Spending Canada Day in Vancouver? Vancouver has a lot to offer :)

Canada’s birthday will be marked by song, dance and fireworks. Celebrations will be held at several locations in the Lower Mainland, including Granville Island and Canada Place.

All day music, entertainment, and activities for the whole family:


 
*Citizenship Ceremony
*Great Canadian Art Experience
*Spectacular Northwest Territories Dome
*Canuck Road (Canada Place Way) Activities
*Canada’s Army, Navy and Air Force
*Authentic MerchandiseBuskers and roaming entertainment
*Food vendors offering cuisine from across Canada
*Stamping Locations & Digital Check-In win a trip prize
*Canada Day Parade
*Canada Day Burrard Inlet Fireworks Show 

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Vancouver Tours

Vancouver’s Top 10 Tourist Attraction

1) Stanley Park -

Stanley Park is a world famous park with lakes, beaches, lawn bowling, water park, children’s zoo, and many other activities to take in. Plan on taking a whole day to see Stanley Park.

2) Granville Island -

Granville Island tour is the place to spend a leisurely afternoon. Part farmers market, part artist studio and part magnet for the creative and flamboyant-it’s one of the busiest spots in Vancouver.

3) Capilano Suspension Bridge -

The Capilano Suspension Bridge is a simple suspension bridge crossing the Capilano River in the District of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The current bridge is 136 metres (446 ft) long and 70 metres (230 ft) above the river. It is part of a private facility, with a charge for admission, and draws over 800,000 visitors a year.

4) Queen Elizabeth Park -

Queen Elizabeth Park is the second most visited park in Vancouver and holds within its perimeters some of the most beautiful public gardens anywhere. Its recreational offerings are diverse ranging from sporty to horticultural and include golf, tennis, lawn bowling, disc golf, an extensive outdoor arboretum and the indoor Bloedel Floral Conservatory.

5) Gastown -

The historic Gastown area of Vancouver was named for a talkative Yorkshire-born gold prospector, riverboat captain, and saloon owner, John Deighton, nicknamed Gassy Jack. Gassy Jack showed up with a barrel of whiskey on the south shore of Burrard Inlet and told the mill workers there they could have all the whiskey they could drink if they helped him build his saloon-which they did. It only took 24 hours!

6) Vancouver Aquarium -

The Aquarium offers visitors the opportunity to see Canada’s largest Marine Science Centre with thousands of reptiles, fish and mammals.

7) Grouse Mountain -

In the Winter Season, Mountain Admission includes access to the following winter activities:

Snowshoeing
Ice Skating
Sleigh Rides
Theatre in the Sky
Wolf Habitat Refuge
Eco Walks

Summertime Admission includes the following summer activities:
Theatre in the Sky

Wildlife Refuge
Lumberjack Show
Bird Show
Chairlift Rides
Eco Walks
Grouse Grind

8) Vancouver Chinatown -

Chinatown Night Market is one of the most popular Vancouver Chinatown attractions during the summer and is held Friday through Sunday nights, 6:30 – 11 pm from May through September, it boasts a wide variety of both exotic Asian wares and incredible bargains.

9) Canada Place -

is a building situated on the Burrard Inlet waterfront of Vancouver, British Columbia. It is the home of the Vancouver Convention Centre, the Pan Pacific Hotel, Vancouver’s World Trade Centre, and the world’s first permanent IMAX 3D theatre (which ceased operation on October 1st 2009). The building’s exterior is covered by fabric roofs resembling sails.It is also the main cruise ship terminal for the region, where most of Vancouver’s famous cruises to Alaska originate. The building was designed by architect Eberhard Zeidler.

10) Robson Street -

Robson Street is the main downtown shopping street, for tourists and locals alike. You will find all the major chains like Banana Republic, The Gap, Club Monaco, and Virgin Records here along with many shops selling souvenirs and gifts. Many students all shop here for their graduation needs.

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VANCOUVER WINE TOURS

ATTENTION TO ALL WINE APPRECIATOR: wine touring is a BIG recommendation for y’all. Not only will you learn heaps stuff in the wine area, you’ll have fun while learning!

Why are wine tours worth the time?

One of the main reasons why people participates wine tours is education. According to people who enjoy tasting wine, they tend to crave more knowledge of wine thus using wine tours to learn more about wines. Aside from that, wine tours are also used for entertainment, celebration, honeymoons, and/or vacations.

 Wine tours can offer you a breathtaking adventure abounded with a vast number of boutiques for tasting. From winery visits to wine tasting to wine exploring of wine regions, wine tours is the most exploring wine related event.  Food, beverages, and tours of wine areas, entertainment and much more will be offered in great wine tours.

WithVancouver’s numerous wineries  that has served us for many years, it’s the best experience and opportunity a wine-lover can have. It’s a ONE-OF-A-KIND thing!

AsVancouver’s #1 Limousine Service, Classic Limousine Service will be a great choice to transport you to wine tours inVancouverutilizing their luxurious mini bus. This vehicle can hold a maximum of 14 passengers with a very stunning interior.

Here’s a variety of places that offer wine tours in BC:

 Blackwood Lane: Tasting Room Availability from11:00am to5pm Tuesdays through Sundays

Domaine de Chaberton: Winery Tours daily: February to November begins at2pm to 4pm. On January, tours begin on 3pm

The Fort Winery: Must book an appointment four winery tours

Lotusland Vineyard: To book an appointment, must require a group of 6 or more people. Includes barrel sampling

Here are a couple of tour companies for you:

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CHINATOWN, VANCOUVER, BC

Chinatown is located at 578 Carrall Street, Vancouver.  Chinatown in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, is Canada’s largest Chinatown Centred on Pender Street, it is surrounded by Gastown and the Downtown Financial and Central Business Districts to the west, the Downtown Eastside to the north, the remnant of old Japantown to the northeast, and the residential neighborhood of Strathcona to the east. The approximate street borders of Chinatown’s official area as designated by the City of Vancouver are the alley between Pender Street and Hastings, Georgia, Gore, and Taylor Streets, although its unofficial boundaries extend well into the rest of the Downtown Eastside. Main, Pender, and Keefer Streets are the principal areas of commercial activity.

Chinatown remains a popular tourist attraction, and is one of the largest historic Chinatowns in North America. However, it went into decline as newer members of Vancouver’s Cantonese Chinese community dispersed to other areas of the metropolis. It has been more recently overshadowed by the newer Chinese immigrant business district along No. 3 Road in the Vancouver suburb of Richmond, which had been an Anglo-Saxon bastion until the 1980s. Many affluent Hong Kong and Taiwanese immigrants have moved there since the late 1980s, coinciding with the increase of Chinese-ethnic retail and restaurants in that area. This new area is designated the “Golden Village” by the City of Richmond, which met resistance to the proposed renaming of the area to “Chinatown” both from merchants in Vancouver’s Chinatown and also from non-Chinese residents and merchants in Richmond itself.

Chinatown was once known for its neon signs but like the rest of the city lost many of the spectacular signs to changing times and a new sign bylaw passed in 1974. The last of these was the Ho Ho sign (which showed a rice bowl and chop sticks) which was removed in 1997. Ongoing efforts at revitalization include efforts by the business community to improve safety by hiring private security; looking at new marketing promotions and introducing residential units into the neighborhood by restoring and renovating some of the heritage buildings. Current focus is on the restoration and adaptive reuse of the distinctive Association buildings.

Due to the large ethnic Chinese presence in Vancouver—especially represented by multi-generation Chinese Canadians and first-generation immigrants from Hong Kong—the city has been referred to as “Hongcouver” (a term considered derogatory by some Chinese).

Attractions:

  1. Century’s Winds of Change Mural – This mural records the historical time of Chinese in Canada crossing the span of over 100 years, from 1858 to present.
  2. China Gate – China Gate was part of the China Pavilion at Expo 86 in Vancouver.  It was donated to the City of Vancouver after the end of the exhibition.  Today it is the gate to Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver.
  3. Chinatown Abacus – A large abacus artwork with stylized beads of British Columbia jade sits here on the edge of Chinatown.
  4. Chinatown Plaza Neon Sign – A 45-foot neon sign installed on the exterior of Chinatown Plaza.  The bilingual sign (“Chinatown Plaza” in English and “Chinatown welcomes you” in Chinese) incorporates traditional and contemporary design elements and ideas from the community.
  5. Chinese Cultural Centre Museum and Archives – The Museum is dedicated to preserving and promoting the history of Chinese Canadians and fostering an appreciation of traditional and contemporary Chinese arts.
  6. Chinese Zodiac Mosaic – The 12 animals that compose of the Chinese Zodiac are represented in embedded mosaics in the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park Courtyard.
  7. Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden – As the first Ming Dynasty Scholars Garden built outside of China, this earthly paradise interesting perspectives on culture, architecture and horticulture in the Ming Dynasty.
  8. Historical Alley – Between 1890-1920, early Chinese immigrants settled in Shanghai Alley and Canton Alley in Vancouver Chinatown.
  9. Jimi Hendrix Shrine – The restaurant on this site used to belong to Nora Rose Moore Hendrix, who was Jimi Hendrix’s grandmother.  Jimi lived by here while he was in primary school.  This is now the site of a shrine dedicated to Jimi Hendrix.
  10. The Monument of Canadian Chinese – Corner of Keefer & Columbia Streets – The monument is shaped in the Chinese character “zhong”, symbolizing Chinese, moderation and harmony.  The two bronze statues next to the character are a railroad worker and a Canadian Chinese WWII soldier.
  11. Sam Kee –The world’s narrowest building – only 6 feet wide, this phenomenal structure has been recognized by Ripley’s Believe It or Not.
  12. Vancouver Chinatown Millennium Gate – A physical structure that is symbolic of both past and future to commemorate this “Journey In Time”.
  13. West Han Dynasty Bell – The bell was a gift from the City of Guangzhou to the City of Vancouver in honour of the 15th anniversary of the twinning of the two cities.

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DR. SUN YAT-SEN GARDEN, VANCOUVER, BC

Whether the sun is shining or the rain is falling, the Garden is a perfect place to visit year-round.  Their covered walkways provide shelter and their beautiful vistas can be appreciated in any weather.  They are wheelchair accessible and scooter friendly.  Chinatown is easily accessible by car or transit and is a pleasant walk from downtown Vancouver along the historic Silk Road route.  They are easy to find at 578 Carrall Street (near the corner of Carrall and Keefer), next to the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Public Park.

The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is the first full-size Chinese or “scholars” garden built outside of China, and is located in Chinatown in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  It is located at 578 Carrall Street and consists of a freely accessible public park and a garden with an admission fee. The mandate of the garden is to “maintain and enhance the bridge of understanding between Chinese and western cultures, promote Chinese culture generally and be an integral part of the local community”.

The garden was built in 1985-1986. The outer park was designed by architects Joe Wai and Donald Vaughan, while the inner garden was conceived by Wang Zu-Xin as the chief architect, with the help of experts from the Landscape Architecture Company of Suzhou, China. Funding for the project came from the Chinese and Canadian governments, the local Chinese community, and other public and private sector sources, and it opened on April 24, 1986, in time for Expo 86.

Because the climate in Vancouver is similar to that of Suzhou, many of the same plant varieties are found in the garden as in its Suzhou counterparts. The plants were chosen according to their blossom schedules in order to emphasize seasonal changes, especially the “awakening” in spring. They are also selected to invoke the symbolic, historical, and literary meaning of each plant and are used sparingly, in contrast to western gardens, and provide colour through all the seasons.

Classical Chinese gardens employ philosophical principles of Feng Shui and Taoism, striving to achieve harmony and a balance of opposites. Craggy rocks, for example, are juxtaposed against delicate foliage. Water is also an important element of the garden, and the large pond offers stillness, sound, a reflection of the sky, and helps to unify the other elements. Fish and turtles live in the garden and also serve a symbolic purpose. Bats, dragons, and phoenixes, and are represented in objects throughout the garden. Numerous large rocks are strategically placed and are intended to represent mountains concealing and revealing park elements.

The garden is named in honour of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, a nationalist leader who is considered the “father of modern China.” The attribution is not arbitrary, as it emphasizes his connection with Vancouver. While traveling the world to raise awareness of, and funding for, the Chinese nationalist movement, Sun Yat-Sen stayed in Vancouver on three different occasions for extended periods. At the time, there was a significant presence of Chinese nationalists in British Columbia, who helped finance the Chinese nationalist revolution that overthrew the Qing Dynasty in 1911. Sun Yat Sen subsequently became the first president of the Republic of China.

Please note that the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park and Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden are two separate entities, linked by the artificial pond. While the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is all of the above, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park is a public park built in a Chinese style, with mostly North American materials.

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