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Thomas Hobbs Florist by Maureen Sullivan
The classic beauty of one of Kerrisdale's iconic stores nabbed this year's highly anticipated Window Contest.
Judges bundled up in extra layers this past Wednesday night and strolled the Village for over three hours contemplating each and every store front. Thomas Hobbs Florist, owned and operated by Maureen Sullivan for over two decades, boasted two tall window displays, one with a bright red door decorated for the holidays and the other a sparkling silver and white confection of decorations and garden ornamentation.
The winner will receive a gift package from the Kerrisdale Business Association who sponsored the friendly competition plus a free ad in the popular Kerrisdale Insider Magazine!
Check out Kerrisdale Village in all its winter finery and take in the winning window as well. Special Christmas events are planned each Saturday before December 25 including free Horse & Carriage rides, always a favourite for all ages.
Snow Removal in the Kerrisdale Business District
As the winter season approaches it is timely to review snow removal rules for business district sidewalks. To be clear, business owners should know that they are responsible to clear the sidewalk in front of their building of snow and ice by 10 am as this is a City of Vancouver By-law. More importantly, by keeping on top of the shoveling and de-icing, you keep your business accessible for loyal neighbourhood patrons who rely on nearby services.
For more information on snow removal rules and regulations go to www.vancouver.ca
Kerrisdale Idol Best Ever
Thirty contestants turned out by 8 am September 7 to ensure a spot in this year's Kerrisdale Idol Event and they did not disappoint.
A wide range of ages and music styles made picking the finalists tough but our judges did an excellent job. In the end, 17 year old Jasmine Taviss was victorious and took home the $1000 prize money. The five runners-up were awarded gift certificated from popular KBA retailer Hills of Kerrisdale.
Judges seen below are left to right: Erin Shaw, Lilli Clark and Sam Trounce. The MC was entertainment maven Paul Anthony.
Movie Night in Elm Park has been postponed - Back to the Future is now scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 7 at 8pm.
Please call 604-266-9875 for updates.
What Performers Are Where During Celebrate Kerrisdale Days 2013!
Most events happen Saturday and are located along West 41st between Larch and Maple Streets & on West Boulevard and Yew Street:
Kerrisdale Business Association and Provident Security Take Movie Pulse
Spring/Summer Street Banners
Kerrisdale Village’s Carnival Days - Parade, Sidewalk Sales, Ice Cream Trailer & Giant Slide! - April 26th & 27th
Friday is the first event day with amazing sidewalk sales and free balloons available at many Kerrisdale businesses located between Maple and Larch Streets along West 41st Avenue. A roving band will delight passersby while the younger set gets some quality “facetime” with an artful face painter just outside of the RBC building. And if balloon animals are your passion, look for Bell E. Buttons roving throughout the village. As well, catch the soulful vibes of the Soul Survivors under the Clock near Scotia Bank between 12 noon and 4 pm- a Kerrisdale classic.
Saturday is the big event day when at 10 am the Kerrisdale Business Association kicks off things with its annual community parade. Marching bands, antique cars, mascots, service and athletic clubs join in with the area’s 57 Little League teams to kick off baseball season at Elm Park. Be sure to line up early along West 41st Avenue between Maple and Larch Streets to get a good view of the parade which starts at 10 am on Saturday April 27h. Also, visit TD Canada Trust and help paint a community mural while being treated to free ice cream from TD’s Community Trailer!!!
Bands will be well placed throughout Kerrisdale Village on Saturday with The Arbutus Connection at BCAA, Soul Survivors near East Boulevard and West 41st Avenue, The Electric Lightning Brothers at the West Coast Liquor Store and Faith & Desire on the main stage at West 41st & North Yew Street.
What Performers Are Where Carnival Days 2013!
Most events happen Saturday. Check the list carefully for location and time. Majority are located along West 41st between Larch and Maple Streets, on West Boulevard and Yew Street.
For further information - Media: 778-866-9875
Antique Dealer Snares Kerrisdale Village Window Contest Third Year in a Row
The theme of this year's winning window was based on a family of marionettes around a Christmas hearth. Pierre St Denis, the store's owner, came across the marionettes in the village of Newbury, North Carolina while heading toward the airport. "One look at them in this diminutive antique store and I knew I would be building my holiday window around them", he said with a smile.
Kerrisdale Business Association's Past President Leo Franken, left, is seen here presenting Pierre with a gift box from Benton Brothers Fine Cheese.
Pierre will also receive a free ¼ page ad in the Kerrisdale Insider Magazine generously sponsored by that publication.