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Cat Cottage and Quay Last Summer days

August 31, 2003

By Catherine Barr


West Vancouver veterinarian Sandy Jamieson was always the cat's meow. But now, thanks to the help of Dr. Dominique Lam, he is able to be in two places at once. On Aug. 21 the good doctor threw a celebrity gathering of sorts in honour of the new Cottge Cat Clinic in Lower Lonsdale. Good eats and lots of treats made for a "paws-itively" great celebration.

And even though this week marks the official end of summer, there's still time to salute the good people down at Lonsdale Quay who always put together such a great summer festival full of music, family fun and familiar faces. One last look proves the good times lasted right through the Labour Day weekend.

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Vancouver councillor Peter Ladner (left), Olympian Charmaine Crooks and North Van City Mayor Barb Sharp (right) joined cat doctor Sandy Jamieson in his new digs.
Realtor Diana Dougherty (left) and the NS Outlook's own Joyce Blair came out to learn about kitty cat care in North Van.
The "purr-fect" trio. Cottage Cat staff members Danielle Stepney (left), Sam Stewart and Dr. Dominique Lam greeted guests.
Cutting the ribbon at the opening of Cottage Cat Clinic.
Dr. and Mrs. Sandy Jamieson decided to paint their new cat clinic in beautiful pastel cottage-like colours.
Pretty in pink. Four-year-old Melissa Bishop enjoyed dancing to the band with dad Paul outside in the sunshine.
Interrupt a chocolate ice cream for a photo - you gotta be kidding? Three-year-old Sean Tecson (centre), seen with cousin Ian and grandma Adora, enjoyed every mouthful.
The Top 40 tunes of the Famous Players kept them dancing all day long. From left: band members Scott Sanft, Coco Love Alcorn, Chris Hockey and Kelly Becker.
Working in fired sandstone, artist Glenn Nordal has already captured the Olympic spirit.
Skipper Bryan May knows his way around the water and then some. Ask him about that Coho tattoo on his right leg at this weekend's Coho Festial celebration, Sunday Sep. 7, at Ambleside Park.


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