ART OF SPORT: King Richard’s hockey memories

King Richard Brodeur creating his hockey memories. Photo Vancouver Sun

King Richard Brodeur creating his hockey memories. Photo Vancouver Sun

Show opening this weekend (Sat and Sun April 23 and 24 at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery (11 to 4 pm both days). Show continues until Sunday May 15, 2016 (open every day 11 to 5).
A show of new paintings by King Richard Brodeur, Canucks legendary goalie.

A show of new paintings by King Richard Brodeur, Canucks legendary goalie.

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LOCAL HIRO: Republica Coffee wins BC trade award

Hiro Tsujimoto (left) and Ricardo Masana at Republica Coffee in Gasoline Alley, Fort Langley. — Photo by: Miranda Gathercole/Langley Times

Hiro Tsujimoto (left) and Ricardo Masana at Republica Coffee in Gasoline Alley, Fort Langley. — Photo by: Miranda Gathercole/Langley Times

It has always been Hiro Tsujimoto and Ricardo Masana’s philosophy that “sometimes the right way is not the easiest way.” For the business partners, and brothers-in-law, the “right way” means trekking through jungles with armed government escorts to find coffee plantations that are socially responsible and environmentally sustainable. It means spending hours in a windowless 700 square-foot Port Kells warehouse, blending and trying new coffee recipes. It means roasting their coffee in small batches fresh to order, and delivering it to their customers within 24 hours, despite the “logistical nightmare” that creates.
“We take great care in the roasting process. We make sure that we have a coffee that’s there for all palates. There’s just a lot of care in the products we do.”
On February 25 the pair was recognized for their hard work at the Small Business BC Awards. They won the Best International Trade award, recognizing the fair trade work they do with 54 countries around the world.
Tsujimoto and Masana plan on treating their staff with the prize money they have won with the Small Business BC Award. (From Story by Miranda Gathercole in the Langley Times.)
Congratulations Hiro and Ricardo! Republica Coffee does Fort Langley proud!

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PATRICIA FALCK: Artist in residence at gallery

Sunny day. Patricia Falck at Birthplace of B.C. Gallery.

Sunny day. Patricia Falck at Birthplace of B.C. Gallery.

Starting December 29 and through January 2016 Patricia Falck will be the “artist in residence” at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery, open 11 am to 4 pm daily. Gallery Closed for Christmas until Dec 29. Gallery Closed New Year’s Day Jan 1 and Jan 11 to 19, 2016.

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NEW WORKS: Christmas shopping at B.C. Gallery

New original paintings by Brent Heighton and gallery artists

New original paintings by Brent Heighton and gallery artists

Just arrived! New paintings by Allan Hancock, Amanda Jones, Brent Heighton, Heidi Lambert, Jack Turpin, Janice Robertson, Larry Tillyer, Patricia Falck and Richard Brodeur. New jewelry creations by Susan Rind. Gift Certificates make a great Christmas gift. Gallery open every day (11 to 5).

Painting of the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery by Larry Tillyer

Painting of the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery by Larry Tillyer

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TOP CLOWN: Gordon White is “The King” in Kooza

Fort Langley's Gordon White (middle) stars as head clown in Kooza, Photo VanCity Buzz

Fort Langley’s Gordon White (middle) stars as head clown in Kooza, Photo VanCity Buzz

Fort Langley resident Gordon White plays “The King” in the touring production of Cirque du Soleil’s KOOZA now showing in Vancouver until December 27. After touring with Cirque’s VAREKAI for the past six years, Gordon is happy to be performing close to home. As the featured clown, king of the world of Kooza, Gordon together with his two “footmen”, interact a lot with the audience. KOOZA is described as “a return to the origin of Cirque du Soleil” by combining the two elements of acrobatics and clowning. When Gordon was a kid he was heavily influenced by physical comedy on TV and old films such as Laurel and Hardy and Charlie Chaplin. While he had the classical actor training, over the years he was always drawn to comedy. Gordon and his wife, Elaine Brewer-White often entertained their local community with improv comedy nights.

Brenda and Kurt Alberts enjoyed Tuesday night's Kooza staring Gordon White

On Tues night, Brenda & Kurt Alberts enjoyed Kooza staring Gordon White

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SHOW OPENING: A fresh start for Patricia Falck

Patricia Falck at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery

Patricia Falck at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery

A show of paintings by Patricia Falck, “A Fresh Start”, opens this weekend (Sept 26 and 27) at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery. The show will continue until October 18, 2015. Call the gallery 604 882-1191 about Patricia’s special preview evening with renown keyboardist, Will MacCalder.
PATRICIA FALCK. Lake Shore. Oil 24 x 36 in

PATRICIA FALCK. Lake Shore. Oil 24 x 36 in

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BARBADOS DAY: Thank you to all the volunteers!

Clockwise from Bottom: King Fish, Marilyn Moseley, Sir Garfield, Brenda Alberts, Gov's Mother, Wilma King-Bennett, Gov. Douglas.

Clockwise from Bottom: King Fish; Marilyn Moseley; Sir Garfield; Brenda Alberts; Martha Ann,Gov’s Mother; Wilma King-Bennett; Gov. Douglas.

The raising of the Barbados Flag at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery last Saturday, also raised $3,200 for the Canadian Museum of Flight. The annual Barbados Day fundraiser put on by the Gallery and the Red Stone Alley Band took a lot of volunteer effort. Many thanks to all the volunteers, sponsors and participants for making the 2015 Barbados Day so much fun!
The Farm Museum and Flight Museum display at Barbados Day in Fort Langley

The Farm Museum and Flight Museum display at Barbados Day in Fort Langley. Photo by Todd Davidson, Farm Museum

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