Archive for February, 2014

Easy Spring Gardening Techniques

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

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Give the garden a spruce-up by removing dead branches from shrubs and cutting back ornamental grasses and perennials that were left over winter. The garden will have an instant tidy look. Ornamental grasses prefer to be cut back in spring. The only grasses to leave alone are Carex, or evergreen sedges.

Garden Fertilizer
We never use fertilizer in the garden beds! After years of testing and amazing results, using shredded, composted bark mulch on garden beds is all you need. This wonderful bi-product of the local forestry industry decomposes into rich compost.

Dig Out Weeds … With A Kitchen Knife
The straight blade of an old kitchen knife digs straight down around tap roots. Cut a small square into the ground around a dandelion root to loosen soil and pop the entire root out easily. This works lawn areas as well.

Hack the Winter Blues Away
If you love to prune, cut and saw your way through the garden, spring is a joyous time. Keep shrubs healthy and maximize flowering by hacking down to a simple framework. Buddleja (butterfly bush), Cotinus (smoke bush), Cornus (dogwood), Spiraea (Bridal wreath), and Salix (willow) benefit most.

2014 is the year to end Nature Deficiency Disorder. Get out there, get dirty and get the kids and grandkids involved. Make mistakes and watch the garden recover. Grow some food and keep the neighbourhood gorgeous.

Jessica Salvador is a Certified Landscape Horticulturist.
She runs Higher Ground Gardens with her husband Christian, a Certified Landscape Technician

Higher Ground Gardens

604-836-3760

www.highergroundgardens.com

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Tech Butlers

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

IT SOS – Top 9 Tech Challenges for Small Businesses

As a small business owner myself, I’m well aware of the challenges of being your own boss and dealing with admin, invoicing, HR, bookkeeping, scheduling, and IT – the list goes on.

Often the very technology that is there to help you can leave you feeling frustrated and stuck.

For almost 20 years I have been a ‘tech butler’ – helping small companies and busy people with their unique IT challenges. I’ve summed up the most common questions below. If you recognize any of these questions, (and are tired of asking the neighbour’s kid for help), read on!two monitors with keyboards

1. “I need a website but I don’t know how to build one!” Let’s face it – having a web presence is no longer optional. Every company needs a basic website outlining who you are, where you are and what you do. Thankfully, this is now easier than ever, and edits and changes can be easily managed by you.

2.“I don’t want to use Hotmail or Yahoo! for my professional clients” Congratulations! You’ve recognized the need for a business email address. Web-based email systems can be inflexible and make the wrong impression. Having an address of your own (help@techbutlers.ca) streamlines your business communication and looks sharp.

3. “How do I use technology to reach out to new customers?” You’ve probably figured out that social media is where many new customers are. Setting up a few new accounts on Twitter, Facebook and Google ads can spread the word, bring in new customers, and increase loyalty among existing ones.

4. “How can customers find me quickly and easily when they’re out and about on their smartphones?” ‘Location awareness’ is the new buzzword and rightfully so. Harnessing smartphone technology to put your business on the map is easier than ever.

5. “I need a new computer/printer/phone/wireless router/iPad” Sometimes buying a simple piece of hardware can feel like a minefield. But getting the right gear from the start is crucial, and can save you time and headaches in the long run.

6. “How can I share documents and files among employees or customers?” Are you constantly emailing documents around or putting things on memory sticks? There are much easier ways to collaborate, saving you time and money.

7. “I’m not sure my files are backed up properly….” If there was a fire or robbery and your computer and backup were gone forever, would you be ok? Many small businesses wouldn’t. Offsite backup systems are easy to use, water-tight, and protect you from risk.

8. “How can I be sure my company’s information is safe?” Beefing up your internet security can be simple, and may help you sleep better at night.

9. “HELP! Nothing is working! My computer crashed! My laptop died!” Like all machines, computers break down, things stop working, files disappear. But even when it looks like there’s been a disaster, there are often ways to bring things back from the brink.

If you recognize any of these common challenges, help has arrived! We are Tech Butlers, new to Dunbar and recently arrived from London, UK. We’ve been taking care of small businesses and busy individuals for almost 20 years. Contact us today for a free consultation. We’re local, we’re helpful and we make a great cup of tea.

www.techbutlers.ca
Telephone 604 757 9779

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Pacific Eye Doctors

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Stephanie Brooks - Pacific Eye Doctors - Dunbar Life

Dr. Stephanie Brooks and I met recently to discuss Pacific Eye Doctors. We sat outside on a sunny winter day while we had coffee and chatted. The ability to enjoy the great outdoors year round was a large part of the reason Dr. Brooks was attracted to the West Coast and moved here from Toronto in 1993.

In 1986 Pacific Eye Doctors opened its first location in Richmond. The eye clinic was formed through the amalgamation of two established optometric clinics in the area. Founding partner optometrists, Dr. Mockler, Dr. McNab and Dr. Vetsch, determined that a second location would benefit the Dunbar area, which is where they also happen to reside, and opened the second clinic in 2004. They sought a partner and brought Dr. Brooks on board to assist with offering excellence in eye care to the community.

In addition to Dr. Brooks, Dr. Tod McNab also owns Dunbar’s Pacific Eye Doctors. While they remain owners, Dr. Vetsch has retired and Dr. Mockler has taken a leave from general practice to establish the Performance Vision Clinic at the Fortius Institute for Sport & Health in Burnaby. Rounding out the Dunbar team of optometrists is Dr. Laura Langford, and Dr. Goleta Amirli.

Pacific Eye Doctors make their patients’ health a top priority by committing to continuing education. They strive to create an environment where all people are treated with fairness, honesty and respect.Stephanie Brooks - Pacific Eye Doctors - Dunbar Life3

The clinic invests in state of the art technology to provide the highest standards of care. Comprehensive eye examinations include measurement of vision, prescriptions for eyeglasses or contact lenses, assessment of binocular vision, and full ocular health check with pupil dilation.

Since 2009 optometrists can diagnose and treat many common eye diseases with certain prescription only drugs including eye infections, allergies, inflammation, abrasions and dry eye.

Did you know that optometrists are able to detect many systemic health diseases by looking at your eye, for example hypertension, diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, and arthritis?

Stephanie Brooks - Pacific Eye Doctors - Dunbar Life2Who should see an optometrist? Even if you don’t think you need eyeglasses it is a wise idea to have an ocular health check. Not all eye diseases or contact lens complications cause symptoms in the early stages. With prompt diagnosis and management, future problems with vision may be avoided.

Eye appointments are recommended every 1 to 2 years for children and adults. Patients are often surprised to discover that eye exams and glasses are not as expensive as they may expect. Children and seniors receive partial coverage through the Medical Services Plan of B.C. Besides vision exams Pacific Eye Doctors also offers laser eye correction co-management, customized contact lens diagnosis and a dispensary of frames, lenses and coatings.

In addition to Dunbar’s team of optometrists there are three licensed opticians to help fit glasses and contact lenses, two optometric assistants and a receptionist to ensure you receive professional and friendly service.

Since Dr. Brooks joined Pacific Eye Doctors 10 years ago there has been steady growth in the number of clients, many new patients come through referrals. From Vancouver, to Delta, Surrey and even Bowen Island, they see a good cross section of patients ranging from children through to seniors.

What makes this business special? Dr. Brooks gives full kudos to the staff. She reports that a couple of them have been with the business since it opened. Pacific Eye Doctors is a warm and welcome environment where they care about their patients. Dr. Brooks says she finds it highly satisfying that her patients have become like friends. She sees some patients more than once a year if they have special eye conditions such as cataracts or glaucoma.

Stephanie Brooks - Pacific Eye Doctors - Dunbar Life4The clinic is an active supporter of many local organizations and events. They sponsor Dunbar Little League and lend their support to Tom Thumb Preschool, Lord Kitchener Elementary, Arbutus Shaughnessy Kerrisdale Friendship Society, Comic Vision and Optometry Giving Sight. If you are finished with an old pair of glasses Pacific Eye Doctors will gladly donate them to Third World Eyecare Society.

Dr. Brooks has recently assumed the role of President of the Dunbar Village Business Association. She appears humbled by her new role and acknowledges the great work of past president Beth McKercher, owner of Splash Toy Shop, and DVBA’s executive director Janet Morris-Reade. As head of the board Dr. Brooks is committed to building on the work that DVBA has accomplished over the past five years including street beautification and events such as the Harvest Festival and Dunbar Village for the Holidays.

Dr. Brooks also acknowledges the active Dunbar Residents’ Association and their dedicated work to making Dunbar a better place in which to live.

While we are currently in the middle of winter it won’t be long before spring is here. In March Pacific Eye Doctors is holding a sunglass sale. This is well worth investigating in preparation for the bright sun-filled days ahead. And make a note to book an eye exam for 2014 if you have not done so already, to protect one of your most precious senses.

Stephanie Brooks - Pacific Eye Doctors - Dunbar Life5Pacific Eye Doctors
4292 Dunbar Street
Vancouver BC V6S 2E9
Telephone 604-739-2022
www.pacificeyedoctors.ca

A Fine Balance

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Lively children playing video gamesWe have welcomed in a new year, and with it, many of us acquired electronic gifts meant to make things more convenient, and keep us connected, however, at what cost? I could be considered a Luddite, although I have embraced smatterings of technology. The internet, e-mail and cell phone are definitely a part of my world; however, I am resisting upgrades to my communications arsenal. For me, keeping up with the latest electronic gadgets is a futile battle and it is not a pleasant result for the landfill. As a writer, I celebrate that people are choosing to communicate with e-mail and texting. On the flip side, the use of fragmented language is concerning, and leaves me wondering about the future of written composition and grammar.

I plead guilty to over use of e-mail as well as time spent at the computer writing and researching. I am attempting to pick up the phone more often in place of firing off an e-mail. Verbal conversations allow ideas to weave together which can take you in unexpected directions. Those “it’s a small world” moments seem to pop out more frequently in conversation than in correspondence. Moreover, nothing compares to hearing a friend’s voice or laughter.

There was a time when parents complained that their children watched too much television. Add to the mix video games and computer use and it is no wonder that childhood obesity is at an all time high. A Canadian Community Health Survey indicated that children who watch more than 2 hours of screen time (TV, computer, video games) per day have double the incidence of overweight and obesity when compared to children who watch less than 1 hour per day. The solutions include eating a more balanced diet, keeping children physically active and limiting screen time.

I am not denying the importance of electronics; they are great tools when used in moderation. At our house, electronics do not play a large role in our children’s lives. During the holidays, I was delighted to hear my youngest daughter sketch out a plan for her day. She intended to read, play with her electronic toy, read, take photos with her digital camera, and then read some more. Nothing could please me more. Our daughters’ library cards are well used and both girls go into withdrawal if they do not have a couple of trips to the library each week.

My hope is that parents find a balance to ensure that their children have well-rounded lives where there is plenty of room for imaginative play, reading, exercise, joining a sports team, learning a musical instrument, taking an art or dance class, and having time left over for digit manipulation on their favourite electronic gadget!

Getting It All Done

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

New Year's ResolutionsThe mechanic furrowed his brow and asked when I last changed the air filter in my car. I furrowed mine pretending to be recalling the date, while really I was wondering if I knew that cars have air filters. But I had the distinct feeling of being remiss, of not getting the job done. I remember this because l had the exact same feeling later that day when the veterinarian asked with grave concern whether I brush our dog’s teeth every day. Umm.

There seems to be no end of tasks that are “essential” that one should be doing regularly but the list is so long, impossibly long. And the importance of each task depends upon a person’s point of view. A yoga instructor friend is definitely going to be appalled if you don’t stretch every day. Your home insurance brother-in-law certainly expects that you test all smoke detectors monthly. Your doctor will naturally want you to check your cholesterol over 45 and have regular mammograms. The bike shop will be stunned that you did not oil your chain all winter.

In the new year, when people re-focus on getting organized and “getting things done”, the array of tasks before them is so vast as to render them inert or spinning in circles. The results can be less than effective.

When we bought our first home we received the perfect gift: a home maintenance manual. However reviewing the manual’s contents made me break out in a cold sweat. Unless we were to give up sleep, the number of recommended and mandatory tasks per week/month/year were just not going to happen. The home manual made moving to a tent appear a very reasonable alternative. With all the cleaning faucet aerators, lubricating rollers on windows and latches, changing various filters, and draining the hot water tank there would be no time left to even celebrate birthdays. We were uneasy though with “the plan” becoming to leave everything unattended and stamp out crises as they arose. This planned neglect approach is not ideal either so the trick then, with this and everything else, is to decide upon The Most Important.

Physical exercise is important for all of us and there are many ways to incorporate that into one’s life. Joining a team, walking the dog or jogging three times a week are all reasonable options. But then what about core strength? Or flexibility? I attend an exercise class with a funny friend who rightfully points out that we could do all that exercise stuff at home. There is nothing stopping us from keeping weights in the car to do bicep curls at stoplights or from hitting the kitchen floor to do abdominal crunches while the pasta water boils. But we don’t. And so we go to class.

Besides, while doing crunches on the kitchen floor I would see the debris under the fridge and be reminded of the rotational home cleaning suggestion to move the fridge out monthly to clean under it. My Mom takes it a step further and vacuums the coolant coils at the back of her fridge. I am just sort of hoping we don’t have those coil things behind ours. Some people vacuum inside and under furniture regularly but that can safely be left off The Most Important list and transferred to the Non-Dangerous Things to Occasionally Be Embarrassed By list.

Sometimes high priorities are made clear by events around us. The devastation and suffering seen in Haiti after the earthquake of 2010 motivated me to get a survival kit for our family. The earthquake preparedness tactic of obtaining “an item-a-week until complete” is a fantastic plan but not for the impatient or those coping poorly in other areas of their life. So I splurged and bought a huge ready-made kit for our family plus one, to include the kid who will probably be over when the big one strikes. But now the clever company that supplied this kit contacts me regularly about updates and replacements! I have since made the executive decision not to update. So if, God forbid, your child is with us while we are stranded without assistance after a large natural disaster I am just saying straight up that his nutrition bars will probably be stale.

There are routine jobs that exist in a number of categories of life that just need to be randomly scheduled regardless of everything else. Pick a date, put it on your schedule and force yourself to get it done. Book an oil change. Get the dog vaccinated. Change the furnace filters so they do not look like felt pads when the furnace man comes. Book the furnace man.

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Beauty care is murky territory where time and priority overlaps. No time at all spent on beauty can lead to an urgent new Most Important priority to “try not to look so terrible.” Some time spent is reasonable, the amount of which is up to you. Upon receiving my first facial and revealing my lack of a skin care regime, the esthetician scolded me saying “what do you expect of your face?!” I did not have the heart to tell her that, until that very moment, I did not even know a person could have expectations of her face.

Sometime you can cheat and take drastic action to prevent reprimands before they happen. For example, if you are meeting a financial planner about retirement savings, actually open and look at all your various statements, find out what your mortgage balance is and whether you have RRSP contribution room left. People who say I don’t know repeatedly throughout these meetings look like they will never be able to retire. Or if you have a hair appointment, deep condition your hair several times in the days prior to prevent the stylist frowning as he touches your hair. However, regarding dental care, do not floss your teeth aggressively seven times the day before your check-up: this will not usually provide helpful results. Flossing needs to happen regularly, along with backing up your computer hard drive.

Cull paper. Print favourite digital photos. Update your will. Plant spring flower bulbs… in the fall….pointy end up…in groups or they will look silly. Review insurance policies. Mediate daily. Clean the wretched blinds. Stretch. Eat more vegetables.

Just do your best. The next time you feel that you have dropped the ball on something you should be doing I dare you to say “Actually I have not ranked that as a personal priority lately. But I might reconsider.” Good luck.

Massage Therapy on Dunbar

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Relax Your Mind and Body

Massage Therapy on Dunbar - Vicki Bell - Dunbar LifeTucked into a cozy space near King Edward Avenue, Massage Therapy on Dunbar is a peaceful haven. Owner Vicki Bell opened her clinic in 2011, after six years at Life Chiropractic where she gradually built up her clientele. Eventually, she realized that her schedule had become so busy that no more clients could fit in. “It just made sense for me to expand,” she explains. “It was nerve-wracking not really knowing what the demand was going to be when I branched out.” It has turned out to be a timely move.

Initially Bell took on a second therapist, Shalan Cameron, to help fill the clinic’s two treatment rooms. Constant demand saw the team grow with Caroline Miyagi and Megan Fanning joining as well. They are now open seven days a week and offer appointments until 9 pm on several days.

Creating her business has been a labour of love, from planning the layout and décor to choosing a name. Going with a clear descriptive name was strategic, both for signage and internet-browsing. “Whenever people look up ‘massage’ and ‘Dunbar,’ that’s us! So it’s very helpful,” smiles Bell. To attract clients from the local neighbourhood, whether on foot or driving by, and through online searches, she wanted to ensure a clean professional image. This thorough attention to detail is apparent as soon as you enter the door. Bell deliberately avoided a clinical atmosphere. “The more relaxing an environment is, the more pleasing I think for people that come there and for people that work there.” The emphasis is on comfort, with quiet music, low lights, and fresh flowers creating an inviting space. “It is important for the massage; your body has to be relaxed in order for us to be able to give you a successful treatment,” Bell explains.

Massage Therapy on Dunbar - Vicki Bell - Dunbar Life 3Massage therapy provides treatment and relief from both acute and chronic pain. It’s also useful for people suffering from general stress and muscle tension. This type of therapy is becoming more popular as people pay more attention to how they treat their bodies. “Everyone’s looking at what they’re eating, exercise, and how they’re treating their body, and realizing that there’s more to it,” Bell says. “It’s preventative as well; the idea is to prevent injury.”

Bell and her colleagues offer individualized treatments that depend on each client’s needs, musculature, and any medical conditions. For the most part, they see people with muscle tension due to work, physical activities, or sports. “It doesn’t have to come from something drastic like a car accident, it can just be from daily life activities – working on the computer, sitting at a desk – everybody gets sore,” she explains. Some clients are referred through physiotherapists and chiropractors when they need treatment for specific muscular issues. To extend the therapeutic benefits after a massage treatment, the therapists can also suggest home care stretches.

Massage therapy is suitable for all ages and ailments; the clinic’s current clients range from 8 to 92 years old. Bell suggests starting young to develop healthy body awareness. “Even young people are getting headaches from their studies, and they have such heavy backpacks. Their lives are very busy with sports, school, and homework, so even the youngest people can have muscles as tight as a grown-up.” The therapists adjust their treatments to suit any condition, and can accommodate achy hips, knees, and other problem spots. The clinic also offers pre-natal and post-natal massage; using a special support pillow, women can continue treatments throughout their pregnancy and beyond.

Originally from Prince Rupert, Bell moved to Vancouver to attend the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. After an intensive three-year course focused on anatomy and human biology, with 3000 hours of training, she qualified as a Registered Massage Therapist and started working in the Dunbar neighbourhood. The community was so welcoming that she and her partner moved from downtown to be closer. The positive atmosphere in Dunbar led Bell to search for a local business space when she set up her own clinic.

Massage Therapy on Dunbar - Vicki Bell - Dunbar Life 2For Bell, an appealing aspect of massage therapy is working with people one-on-one in a quiet and relaxing environment. For a therapist, the work combines both an interpersonal element with being active; delivering massage can be quite physically demanding depending on the different types of muscle tissue being treated. Bell enjoys seeing her regular clients – who make up about 75% of her schedule – as well as meeting new people. She enthuses, “People that come to our office are happy when they arrive and feel great when they leave. It’s a very pleasant environment.”

Registered Massage Therapists receive ongoing continuing education, which elaborates on different massage techniques and provides updated information. The clinic offers a wide variety of styles including attachment release, trigger point therapy, deep tissue release, myofascial release, Swedish massage, and active stretching. All the therapists are experienced in multiple treatment forms to help their clients achieve and maintain whole-body health.

With their commitment to overall wellness, it’s no surprise that Bell and her team also stay busy outside the office. With personal interests ranging from hiking, yoga, snowshoeing, and rock-climbing, there’s never a dull moment. Bell particularly likes to head out camping throughout the summer, along with her husband and adventurous cat (who appreciates their recent upgrade from a tent to motorhome). In the winter, she can be found curled up with a good book. It’s all about finding a balance, which she also promotes with her clients.

Whether you are plagued by migraines, sciatica, fatigue, or an injury, it’s a relief to know that you can treat those aches and pains. At Massage Therapy on Dunbar, you’ll find a great group of therapists. Bell is pleased that the clinic’s clients always leave happy and feeling better. Her plunge into starting a new business has paid off. “Things have reached a point where everyone is settled, busy, and the office is running smoothly,” she explains. Despite the busy schedule, there are appointments available every week. Times are posted on the front door, and it may be possible to get a same-day massage. Generally, it is best to call and book ahead; the clinic’s daily phone message lists all the availability for the week.

Massage Therapy on Dunbar - Vicki Bell - Dunbar Life 4Massage Therapy on Dunbar
4192 Dunbar Street
Vancouver BC V6S 2E7
Telephone 604-733-3376
www.massagetherapyondunbar.com

written by Hillary Feldman

Dr. David Book Inc.

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

David Book Dentist DunbarDentist Dr. David Book has been practicing dentistry for the past 26 years yet he projects the energy and passion of a new graduate. He hails from Winnipeg; a city that seems to continually produce some of Canada’s nicest people. He became smitten with Vancouver upon first visiting during Expo 86 and in 1991 he and his wife moved to the West Coast.

Dr. Book graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Manitoba in 1988. He received a Bachelors of Science in Dentistry and a Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry. Immediately following graduation he completed an internship in Toronto at the prestigious Hospital for Sick Children and spent a few years in Toronto in private practice before moving to Vancouver.

Dr. Book has worked at his Dunbar Street practice for 21 years. He works in partnership with Dr. Pam Davidson. The office is known for being warm and welcoming. Dr. Book says, “People often remark that the office looks like a house and feels like a home inside.” The staff of twelve consists of 3 full-time and 2 part-time hygienists, 4 certified dental assistants, 2 receptionists and 1 office manager. Dr. Book’s wife assists with his bookkeeping.David Book Dentist Dunbar 1

The busy office does virtually every type of work from cosmetic to restorative dentistry, crowns, bridges, fillings, and orthodontics. Dr. Book confesses he really enjoys doing veneers and in recent years he has been focusing more on esthetic rehabilitation. Rejuvenating people’s smiles has proven to bring great satisfaction and joy to all involved.

Dentistry is constantly changing. Dr. Book says as frequently as every 6 months there is newer, better, faster technology and products being introduced. He does not knock ‘old school’ dentistry, and says that older technology works and has its merits, however he is impressed with the unbelievable new technology available. He describes the intraoral camera, as “instant and miraculous” as it clearly allows patients to see on a large monitor exactly what the dentist sees.

David Book Dentist Dunbar interiorDr. Book says the digital x-ray is another diagnostic tool that he enjoys using. Digital x-rays can help detect tiny problems and prevent them from growing larger. An added benefit, digital radiography dramatically decreases the amount of radiation required for an x-ray. Clinicians wear tiny ‘microscopes’ on their glasses, or loupes as they are called in the dental field, which enable them to get a better view of your oral condition. Patients get to see what is going on first hand by viewing digital photographs.

He stresses that with all of the advances in dentistry that it no longer need be a painful experience, with assorted options available for pain management. Nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas,” is used for its calming effect. It can help you to relax, ease your fear and make you feel more comfortable during your dental treatment. Sedation is another option, and he emphasizes kind words can help too.

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All of the operatories are equipped with computer monitors and during longer appointments some patients enjoy watching movies or a sitcom.

This is a family practice and Dr. Book sees quite a few children. He says a visit to the prize box is always a crowd pleaser. With a chuckle he reports that while this service is primarily for children, mothers have been known to ask for rings as their post-appointment reward.

Dr. Book is a firm believer in continuing education to deliver the most current and best possible care to his patients. He is actively involved in three study clubs at the College of Dental Surgeons. These clubs include a full-mouth rehabilitation group, a periodontal surgery group and an orthodontic group. These groups are peer driven and as a senior member Dr. Book enjoys being able to impart his experience.

When Dr. Book first discovered the Dunbar area he recalls being very impressed with Memorial Park. The park holds plenty of fond memories for him as he coached his sons’ Little League teams for a number of years.

Physical activity plays a large role in Dr. Book’s life. While he no longer runs marathons he still enjoys running shorter distances. His new interest is road bike cycling and this September he plans to ride the GranFondo Whistler.

Closer to home, Dr. Book is very proud to call himself a true Dunbarite. He regularly visits a number of the shops, services and restaurants, and likes watching films at the Dunbar Theatre. He enjoys the sense of community and is always pleased to run into his patients when he is out and about. He says he has a nice rapport with them. When I jokingly asked if he feels a bit like he’s living in Mister Rogers’ Neighbourhood, he did not deny the warm feeling that comes from building long term relationships with his patients.

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David Book Dentist Dunbar lobbyDentists on Dunbar
Dr David Book
3335 Dunbar Street
Vancouver BC V6S 2B9
Telephone 604-224-5611
www.dentistsondunbar.com