Meet our Merchants - Canyon Dental & Laser & Skin Care

Glen and Lee-Ann van As

Canyon has been serving Lynn Valley residents since 1961 when our first practice was opened by Dr. Glenn van As father, Anton van As.  In 1987, Glenn joined his father after graduating from UBC Factuly of dentistry and they moved to a new location at 3167 Mountain Highway.  After 20 years of practice in our second location we moved to the lovely Lynn Valley Village where Glenn & his wife Lee-Ann joined practices.  Since 2008, our practice has evolved and now offers general & family dentistry, cosmetic & implant dentistry and a full service skin rejuvenation med-spa.

We are fortunate to have a fantastic team working with us including our dental associates, Dr. Neda Rafati, Dr. Jeremy Chung, Dental Hygienists Mira, Natalie, Yasmin , and Nicole, Dental Assistants Jessica, Neda, Bita & Angela, Office Manager Trish, Receptionists Sarah & Krystine, Registered Nurse Kathryn and Laser Technician Sera.

We are proud to be part of Lynn Valley community and enjoy seeing our patients happy smiles and beautiful healthy skin each and every day.

Please take a look at our website and like us on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

Skincare FB & Twitter

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Meet our Merchants - MLA Jane Thornthwaite

MLA JaneJane Thornthwaite MLAHello Everyone!

I am the Member of the Legislative Assembly representing the riding of North Vancouver-Seymour. I was first elected to the Provincial Legislature in the 2009 election, and was re-elected to a second term in May, 2013.

I have a strong interest in education, and am pleased to serve as the Parliamentary Secretary for Student Support and Parent Engagement to the Minister of Education. I am also a member of the Select Standing Committee on Education. I chair the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth, and sit on the Cabinet Committee on Secure Tomorrow and the Select Standing Committee on Crown Corporations.

I am passionate about environmental and transportation issues, and am working hard to advance the Highway 1 Interchange redesign, an important upgrade that will reduce congestion on the North Shore.

I have long been concerned about animal rights, and introduced in the Legislature my Private Member’s Bill, “Standards of Care for Breeders of Companion Animals”. This bill will strengthen B.C.’s animal welfare laws and will help shut down puppy mills by establishing strict standards of care that breeders of dogs and cats must meet to protect the health and safety of their animals.

In my constituency office in Lynn Valley Village, my staff and I assist the community in a variety of ways, including helping people find the appropriate government service, answering requests for information about government policies, and arranging and attending meetings with ministers, government officials and constituents.

I am always interested in hearing from my constituents, and I encourage you to contact me or my staff if you have any questions or concerns. I attend many community events, and hold regular “Join Jane” coffee meetings in the Lynn Valley Main Library so that I can connect with people and businesses in my riding and represent them effectively in Victoria.

Learn more about what is happening in our riding of North Vancouver-Seymour by subscribing to my monthly MLA report at Contact me by e-mail at, by phone at (604) 983-9852, on Facebook at, on Twitter at @jthornthwaite, or stop by my constituency office at 217 - 1233 Lynn Valley Road. 

Meet our Merchants - Soper & Kirschner Financial Services

Barry and Ken

Do you have a need for personalized financial advice, services and solutions?   Have you looked into your options regarding personal protection, retirement or estate planning?   Perhaps you run a small business and would like to explore strategies about how to protect your investment and secure the financial future of both you and your business?    These are the things that S&K Financial are concerned with and they would be honored to be able to offer their services to you.

Meet Barry Soper & Ken Kirschner in Suite 307 on the 3rd floor of the Lynn Valley Library bldg.

Together Barry & Ken have 40 years of experience as Financial Security Advisors. 

They focus primarily on:

  1. Financial & retirement planning, in general;
  2. Individual life & living benefits insurance;
  3. Group benefits for small businesses; and
  4. Creating a holistic plan that reflects your financial goals and objectives.

Meet our Merchants - Posy

PosyPosy is a full-service boutique flower shop specializing in custom arrangements and a wide selection of cut flowers sold by the stem.  A wide variety of floral and giftware options is available for every occasion, from a $10 hostess gift to over the top bouquets and arrangements for a special occasions.  We also have a thriving wedding business; our philosophy when it comes to weddings is definitely “Perfection in Petals”.  Every bride is unique, and we take the time to get to know our brides and their families so we can make sure we can create their wedding day vision perfectly. 

Our fall workshops begin this evening, and will run  through until the end of November, for more information please go to our website.

We have been part of the Lynn Valley community for over 5 years now, and it’s because of the loyalty of our community that we have had such great success.  We have been voted the North Shore’s Favorite Florist by North Shore News readers for the past 3 years, and the Outlook the past 2 years. If you have a floral question, please feel free to stop in and ask one of our designers, we are always happy to help.

People often ask us where we get all of our flowers; if you are interested, check out our segment from MyVancouver.

Meet our Merchants - Canopy Integrated Health

Alison and Krysta

Hi Lynn Valley!  

I'm so glad you've made your way over to this "Meet the Merchant" section of the site.  My name is Alison Taylor, and I'm one of the owners of Canopy Integrated Health.  Well, since the idea is to "meet" the merchants, here's the basics about me - I have been running health clinics for 10 years here on the North Shore.  I am the proud mother to 3 little ones aged 5, 4, and 2, which means that I am a frequent client at Canopy!  All three of my children were delivered by the Midwives and my post-baby body has been coaxed back to normal(ish) by the Physios and Massage Therapists. I knew I chose this profession for a reason!

Canopy opened in January of 2011 here in the Village, and we've loved being a part of this lovely group of people who have such a heart for Lynn Valley.  At Canopy, I aim to provide a high quality of care in a wide range of disciplines.  We offer Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Chiropractic Care, Osteopathy Midwifery and more, all by experienced, registered practitioners. 

I have been so touched by the positive feedback and support of our patients over the last 3 years, many of whom have told us that Canopy is "just what Lynn Valley needed!"  What a nice thing to hear.  

We believe that everyone should focus on what they do best.  To that end, our space was designed by a local design team (Insight Design) to represent the West Coast style of our surroundings, and built by a wonderful contractor (Tetherstone Contracting) who really took the design and ran with it.   Our website and our award winning online booking system was built by a North Vancouver marketing firm (Thoughtshop).  You can check out our website and book an appointment online at They do great work! 

Thanks again for stopping by.  Feel free to pop in to take a peek at our space, or to meet some of our wonderful ladies at the front desk.

Alison Taylor