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Louis Gervais


Louis Gervais is a professionally trained, award winning chef with a culinary arts diploma from the Institute of Hotel & Tourism in Montreal. He spent several years working with some of Montreal’s top chefs before moving to the West Coast in 1982. Louis then devoted his culinary talents and expertise to many of Vancouver’s finest restaurants and hotels, most notably at the Sutton Place Hotel.

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Elisa Finamore

Dress maker & Fashion Stylist

Elisa Finamore is a dressmaker and fashion stylist from Italy. She used to work in Florence, London and Principality of Monaco, for fashion designers and fashion magazines, and is now working in Vancouver, Canada.

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Bridget Burns

Vegan Writer

Bridget Burns is the founding member of The Vegan Project, and the passionate recipe designer behind many of the VP’s signature dishes. She loves a good challenge, like veganizing a family pie crust recipe and inventing the perfect food: the lasagna sandwich.

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Christine van Imschoot

Food Author and Chef

I’m a true traveling foodie. I’m a certified chef, pastry chef and author of the book Food & The City - about food and food shopping all over the world. I also love organizing food workshops at home.

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Corrine Hunt


Born in Alert Bay British Columbia in 1959, Corrine has been creating contemporary art that reflects the themes and traditions of her First Nations Komoyue and Tlingit heritage since 1985.

Corrine’s works include engraved gold and silver jewelry and accessories, custom furnishings in carved stainless steel and reclaimed wood, modern totem poles and other sculptural installations. She is also the designer of the medals for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

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Darina Kopcok


Hi. My name is Darina. I live in Vancouver, BC, Canada. I primarily write fiction and have a Master’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. I also freelance as a food & travel writer; my work has appeared in cookbooks and in several online and print publications such as Edible Vancouver, AOL Travel Canada, and Travel Muse. I started the Gratinée blog because my biggest passions in life are writing and food. I thought it was time I combined the two.

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Sandy Bahrich


Sandy Bahrich from Firefly Notes is a self taught artisan and west coast native who works out of her Steveston studio surrounded by her husband, two kids and cat.

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Leah Schell


Leah Schell is a Vancouver, BC, based illustrator working primarily in watercolour. As a lifelong faerie enthusiast, much of Leah’s work and life is inspired by the wee folk. Whether or not one chooses to believe in faerie, the stories of our childhood are rich with lessons from faerie wisdom that teach us to believe in magic, the healing powers of laughter, and to connect with the world around us.

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Granville Island Boat Rentals

Boat Rentals

Granville Island Boat Rentals, located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, has the safest and most modern boat rental fleet in Vancouver. We have been servicing all of Vancouver’s speed boat rental needs since 1982

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