CITY JOURNAL NOA GLOW email@example.com
With a life that revolves around writing, Noa Glouberman’s work has been featured in titles from Vancouver to Toronto (and back), including Flare, Wish, Urban Baby & Toddler,
Home Makeover and more, as well as various Toronto Star and Business in Vancouver Media publications. Beyond working, walking her dog (shout out to Wally!), indulging in rich desserts and practising yoga daily (to offset the dessert), she scouts city streets for up-and- coming business ventures and the entrepreneurs behind them.
RELATIONSHIPS SUSAN SEMENIW firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Semeniw is Divine Intervention’s founder, lead matchmaker and love coach. Divine is a boutique relationship-oriented match-
making service, where quality always trumps quantity. More than a singles dating service, Divine pulls out all the stops to help clients find the right relationship. With more than 15 years’ experience in corporate sales and marketing, Susan is an intuitive and creative thinker, described by colleagues as a natural networker.
FEATURES DANA MAHON email@example.com
Dana started writing at age 15, and never turned back. Joining Vancouver View in 2007, she has interviewed the likes of David Foster, Ty Pennington, Jason Priestley, Pamela Martin and many more. Studying fitness, health
and wellness at the University of Winnipeg, Dana moved to Vancouver to pursue her career in workplace wellness and health promotion.
FITNESS PRINCESS LABRADOR firstname.lastname@example.org
The Personal Training Manager of Steve Nash Sports Club Downtown, Princess is a certified personal trainer, medical exercise specialist, group fitness and Pilates instructor. With
a degree in Physiotherapy, she specializes in both active and post rehabilitation training producing safe and effective exercise programs.
THE SEEN PAUL DUCHART
Paul Duchart has been photographing celebrities and rock stars in Vancouver for the last 10 years for international magazines such
as People, US, In Touch and Life & Style. He has also contributed to Vancouver’s two leading daily papers in addition to having penned social columns in each of the two free dailies. Duchart is currently travelling the world as a production coordinator with Shaw TV’s The Travel Guys, but when he’s at home he enjoys attending some of Vancouver’s hottest parties as an event photographer.
TO DIE FOR FACES ERIN IRELAND email@example.com
Food reporter and lover of cuisine, Erin Ireland aspires to spend the rest of her life eating food that is to die for. When coerced to relinquish the fork, she swaps it with a microphone to dish on the
best new restaurants in Vancouver and her favorite ‘to die for’ products on Urban Rush. You can also read Erin’s weekly ‘Lunch Rush’ column in Metro Newspaper every Tuesday and taste her banana bread in cafes in and around Vancouver.
WINE GALS MICHELLE BOUFFARD AND
House Wine is a Vancouver-based consultancy company offering
private and corporate wine tastings, team building seminars, wine tours, restaurant consultation and cellar management. Collectively, co-owners Michelle Bouffard and Michaela Morris have dedicated over 25 years to their vinous pursuits. Michelle and Michaela write for a variety of local and national magazines, sit on expert panels for local trade and consumer events, make regular radio and television appearances and have traveled to many of the world’s major wine regions. house wine advocates wine pleasure without pretence, where wine is demystified and laughs are guaranteed.
CRYSTAL CARSON firstname.lastname@example.org
Crystal Carson’s fashion style is sophisticated—and audacious. She’s been a fashionista since she was a little girl rummaging through her mommy’s closet and playing dress-up with her brother. Fashion is a form of art, she insists, and she has certainly devised some masterpieces.
THIRSTY/READS JOE WIEBE email@example.com
Joe Wiebe is an aspiring novelist and freelance writer based in Vancouver. He has written more than 100 articles for dozens of newspapers and magazines, including the Globe and Mail, Vancouver Sun, enRoute, Geist, Toro, BC Business
and the Georgia Straight, on topics including books and authors, beer and brewing culture, sports, wine, travel and contemporary culture.
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DARREN PARKMAN hollywoodnorth@ viewmagazine.ca
Darren Parkman is a longtime Vancouver radio and TV broadcaster. He’s spent decades interviewing celebrities in Vancouver’s bustling film industry, including legends like Bob
Hope, Tony Bennett, Anthony Quinn and Mickey Rooney, along with contemporary stars such as Hugh Jackman, Kiefer Sutherland and Mark Wahlberg—to name a few. Parkman also hosts a national TV travel show called The Travel Guys with co-host Jim Gordon.
WELLNESS ERICA BLITZ firstname.lastname@example.org
An international adventuress, Erica Blitz currently resides in Vancouver, BC, where she spends her time doing what she loves: writing, teaching and practicing yoga, and spending time in nature. She works as a freelance writer and editor
focusing on travel, health, sustainability and lifestyle. Her work has appeared in publications including the Vancouver Sun and SharedVISION.
VANCITY HOT SHEET JAMES GORDON email@example.com
For the last twelve years Jim has been the weekly film critic on the Friday CTV News at 5 PM, and he has been co-hosting/co-producing the weekly
TV show The Travel Guys for the last six as well. Jim’s reviews of books, music, and restaurants/nightlife have appeared in numerous publications over the fifteen years he has put in as a member of the Vancouver media.
VANCITY HOT SHEET JOE LEARY firstname.lastname@example.org
Freelance writer and TEAM 1040 Radio sports anchor. Prior to returning to radio in 2006, where he co-hosted ‘The Jenn and Joe Show on CFUN, Joe spent 13 years as a TV weather
anchor and Breakfast Television presenter and co-host, during his many roles and numerous jobs within the local media scene. Joe currently writes feature sports profiles for the BC Lions, files a weekly music interview for 24 HRS Newspaper, contributes ‘The Hot Sheet’ page for Vancouver View Magazine: www.thehotsheet.net
as well as his weekly ‘Joe Biz Blog’ and various musings for TV WEEK Magazine’s online edition: www.tvweekonline.ca
In between these and various and sundry other writing assignments, Joe can also be heard in several capacities around the radio dial, including his newly-launched, ‘Just Here for the Beer Radio Show’ on AM 650.
ASK A FINANCIAL
PLANNER JEFF SWANSON email@example.com
Jeff Swanson is the President of Swanson Financial Footprint Inc., a highly respected wealth management and financial planning group based in Vancouver. He utilizes the Financial Footprint process to
ensure each client’s financial future is organized, secure, and optimized to the highest level possible. Areas of expertise include Retirement Planning, Investments, Insurance Protection, & Estate Planning Strategies. His clientele includes successful business owners, executives, professionals and families who appreciate his ability to develop and continually monitor their wealth management plan. He is asked to contribute financial advice to several radio stations and publications, including The National Post. For more information on the successful Financial Footprint process, go to www.financialfootprint.ca
FLAVOUR & TRAVEL ALISON MALONE EATHORNE firstname.lastname@example.org
Alison Malone is a Vancouver-based writer who hails from Vancouver Island. She has lived in Australia and has travelled to such destinations as Fiji, England, Thailand, Spain, Nepal, the Cook Islands, Portugal, New Zealand and France.
When not at her laptop, she can be found strolling on Kits Beach, carving up the slopes in Whistler and poring over travel guides, cookbooks and interior design magazines at local bookstores.
ISHRA SHARIF email@example.com
Ishra had her first byline in print at the age of 18 and she loves discovering shopping gems in the city, trends ahead of the curve or the newest stylish musical artist. With a well-rounded understanding of the fashion industry and a growing wardrobe she considers an asset, Ishra’s
also active on the business tip and works in marketing for fashion and lifestyle brands. Her must-haves: rap music, vacations, her red iPhone and a vast array of shoes. Visit www.ishrasharif.com
for more info…
SOCIETY FRED LEE firstname.lastname@example.org
Fred Lee’s fabulous sense of humour and unique style makes him our ‘Man About Town.’ The social butterfly steps out with Rick Cluff Monday mornings on CBC Radio One’s The Early Edition to share all Vanhattan’s A-list happenings, red carpet parties, must-attend galas and fabulous
fundraisers. Fred contributes weekly social columns to the Vancouver Courier (‘Fred UnLEEshed’) and National Post (‘City Life’). ‘Fred on the Town’ appears weekly on TV Week. An advocate for the arts, Fred is also the resident theatre reviewer for Urban Rush. Fred, along with fellow CBC colleague Margaret Gallagher, hosted the national CBC Radio One food show Flavour of the Week. When not gala-vanting, Fred is an Associate Director, Alumni Relations at the University of British Columbia.
TARA LEE email@example.com
Tara Lee is a freelance food and restaurant writer whose work appears in such publications as the Vancouver Sun, the Georgia Straight, Northwest Palate, and Vancouver
Magazine’s Eating & Drinking Guide. She also has a PhD in Asian Canadian Literature and teaches in the English department at UBC. You can follow her musings at literaryculin- aryrambles.blogspot.com
HOROSCOPES LAURA HENRY firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura Henry has been studying astrology and metaphysics for over 25 years and is available for readings via phone or in person. She uses astrology to assist people wishing to
discover their strengths, challenges and gifts in this lifetime, as well as to examine future trends for clients to maximize opportunities for personal growth. Readings are taped and completely confidential.
CINEMASCOPE MICHAEL VAN DEN BOS email@example.com
Michael van den Bos is a freelance film critic, film essayist and film historian. He teaches film theory at the Vancouver Film School, animation history at Capilano University in North
Vancouver and motion picture history at the Pacific Audio Visual Institute. He is a recurring host of the Pacific Cinémathèque Silver Screen and Cinema Sunday series and he has 22 years of experience as a producer and director in the live-action and animation industries. Michael’s favourite movie is Singin’ in the Rain. His favourite singer is Frank Sinatra. And his favourite drink is anything single malt scotchy over 16-years-old.
‘REACH’ FOR SUCCESS DAMMY OGUNSEITAN
Dammy Ogunseitan is the founder and publisher of Reach Magazine. After graduating at Simon Fraser University in 2008, Dammy decided to enter the business world by starting his own magazine. Reach Magazine is a free quarterly publication and website that focuses on the niche market
of entrepreneurs. In 2010, Dammy decided to create the Buzz Entrepreneur Event. An event that brings together entrepreneurs from all industries. Dammy hopes to continue building his business in Vancouver and hopes to continue giving entrepreneurs a stage where they can keep showcasing their talents.
‘REACH’ FOR SUCCESS KARRA BARRON Karra Barron is a Copywriter and Freelance Writer who loves writing, eating delicious things and living in the beautiful city of Vancouver, B.C. A writer since the age of three, Karra’s ditched the crayons and learned how to use words to create powerful marketing tools that tell your story best.
Check her out at www.karrabarron.com
or tweet her at @karrabarron.
FEATURES KRISTEN MCKENZIE firstname.lastname@example.org
A former Winnipegger, Kristen moved to Vancouver 10 years ago and instantly embarked upon a love affair with the Lower Mainland’s diverse art and culinary scenes. Previously the entertainment and lifestyle
reporter for Vancouver 24 hours, she now serves as the communications coordinator for Tourism Richmond as well as a theatre reviewer for Vancitybuzz.com
and Metro Vancouver. You can follow her local adventures on Twitter: @MissAboutTown.
SPINNING PLATES GRACE CHEUNG email@example.com
Grace has always had a fork in one hand, and a pen in the other as she eats her way through Vancouver’s restaurant scene with a discerning bite. She spends her day scouring the best eateries and racking up frequent
dining points. In between meals, she works as a marketer for a financial firm and also has her own company, providing social media services to local restaurants and entertainment venues. Must haves: blackberry, iPad, and a nice barolo. Monitor the feasting at GraceCheung604.com
or in realtime on Twitter @gracecheung604.
BAR STARS RICHARD WOLAK Richard Wolak has been active in the Vancouver food scene since 1993, when he co-wrote his first of three books on food and beverages. Since 2009, he has published a popular blog, VancouverFoodster.com
. His blog- ging voice has expanded to include TasteAndSipMagazine.com
, an online magazine that covers beverage, travel, culture and lifestyle. In 2011,
Richard became host of the “Sip and Taste” feature on the “Just Here for the Beer Radio Show” on AM 650. You can follow Richard at www.vancouverfoodster.com
or on Twitter @vanfoodster
PHOTOGRAPHER DAVE HAMILTON Vancouver-based photographer, Dave Hamilton, encapsulates the essence of every subject he shoots. Specializing in creative portraits, fashion editorials, commercial and workshops, his images are uniquely captivating.
STYLE & SUCCESS DANI KREMENIUK When she isn’t staring out her apartment window trying to meet her writing deadlines, Dani Kremeniuk can be found on a perilous journey in pursuit of urban semantics.
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