September 2023 Member's Newsletter - ADBIA

September 2023 Member’s Newsletter

September 1, 2023

Dundarave Hoedown

Thank you to all that came out to enjoy our Dundarave Hoedown! It was a great success and a wonderful community event.

The Hoedown brings out people of all ages – while adults reunite with friends, kids run freely along the street from activity to activity. There is a sense of safety, of everyone looking out for each other, a time for memories to be made. Check out our Hoedown 2023 photo album on our website.

The positive feedback we received during and after the event was overwhelming, but one comment sent to our Instagram account really topped it off:”Thanks for a great community event! We invited some friends this year and as the evening wrapped up, my 7 year old looked at me saying longingly, “Dad, this is a night I’ll never forget.” Feedback like that is all we need to make sure that Hoedown 2024 is even more memorable!

Aside from the great live music from The Dynamics and March Hare Band, we had line dancers, face painting, sno cones, pony rides, BBQ, beer garden and an amazing straw maze for the kids to play in. Truly something for everyone!

A highlight of the Hoedown was the pie eating contest for both kids and adults. The Bakehouse provided delicious blueberry pies for those that entered and it was great to see the crowd watching enjoying the event as much as the participants.

If you had your photo taken at the Photo Booth, be sure to head over to their website and download your photo.


PumpkinFest 2023

We are pleased to sponsor the Enhance West Van PumpkinFest at the West Vancouver Community Centre on Sunday, October 15th from 10am – 2pm.

We will have a table set up and offering complimentary face painting and handing out coupon booklets for great savings and discounts from some of our local businesses.

If you’d like to pre-book your pony ride or petting farm time slot, please visit the PumpkinFest website.


News from our Businesses

We’ve got some milestones to share, new business hours, workshops and more!

Howard’s Paint and Wallpaper
1491 Marine Drive
Howard’s Paint and Wallpaper celebrated 75 years in business! Be sure to pop by and congratulate Doug and his fabulous team on this milestone.

2424 Marine Drive
Keeping with the birthday theme, Delany’s is celebrating 30 years of serving delicious coffee. They are honouring this milestone by launching a new Ethiopian coffee. Stop by and give it a try!

The Bakehouse
2453 Marine Drive
Good news for fans of going out for breakfast and brunch, The Bakehouse is back to being open on Sundays from 8am – 3pm for breakfast, lunch, treats or take home.

Limelight Floral Design
2451 Marine Drive
Aside from beautiful floral arrangements and gifts, Limelight Floral Design is now offering workshops. The next workshop is October 26th, creating a lush floral arrangement and then on November 30th they will be hosting a wreath workshop. More information can be found on their website.

The Modern Pantry
102 – 2232 Marine Drive
More workshops are happening this fall at The Modern Pantry. Join them for an Introduction to Sourdough (September 28), Elegant Entertaining (October 5), Date Night Pasta (November 9), or Holiday Cookies (November 30, December 3, December 14). Visit their website for details.

The Cycle Collective
2228 Marine Drive
Taking over the space formerly occupied by Method Indoor Cycling, and just in time for the rainy season, The Cycle Connection offers indoor spinning classes for all ages and levels. Head over to their website for packages and deals.

Dynamic Rentals
1483 Clyde Avenue
We are terribly sad to see Dynamic Rentals leaving their home on Clyde as of October 6th. Richard and his team will still be providing the same great service and products at their new location in North Vancouver.



Our newly installed planters and boardwalk in Dundarave is finally near completion.

In this brief video, you’ll learn how the LifeSpace Garden watering system works and why we chose them to create this beautiful boardwalk.

Thanks to Nathaniel Torok for creating this great little promo video.


Member Profiles

Nell’s Kitchen

Nell’s Kitchen is a seafood lunch counter that uses sustainable, local seafood, primarily local produce, and innovative ingredients.

Located within the Village Fish & Oyster Market, they have the ability to use some of the freshest seafood available. All of their lunches are for take out served to you in 100% certified compostable plant fibre packaging. A healthy and delicious seafood lunch!

1482 Marine Drive


Pet Lux Dog Grooming

Pet Lux is a family-owned business managed by a young couple who share a deep love for pets.

Aside from providing pet supplies and food, they also offer dog grooming and Puppy Concierge.

If you are looking for your new fur baby, their Puppy Concierge will help you find an ethical breeder and walk you through the steps to bring your perfect new family home.

230 16th Street


Zen Japanese

Zen Japanese Restaurant is more than just sushi, it is a culinary experience.

With a modern dining room and beautiful outdoor patio, dinner at Zen’s is always special.

Check out the video we created for them and learn more about this gem of a restaurant we are fortunate to have in West Vancouver.

2232 Marine Drive


Angry Otter Liquor

Dundarave is home to the Angry Otter Liquor store, formerly Jak’s.

This community minded co-op offers a wide selection of beer, wine, spirits and pre-mixed drinks. They are open 7 days a week from 9am – 9pm.

Angry Otter has frequent tastings and contests and you can sign up for their newsletter to keep in the know!

2477 Marine Drive