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Dave Blinzinger: The Art, The Islands And Making A Living

Dave Blinzinger has toured Canada, the United States and Europe but, by choice, primarily plays his saxophone at local venues.

“I’m from St. Louis, Missouri. My father had moved up to Cortes Island in the 70s. I lived there from 88 to 1990. At that time, well, there wasn’t very much happening on Cortes. You could go up to the Cortes Cafe on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday, hang out with the fishermen and that was about it. So I moved to Quadra in 1990, basically to get a job,” he explained.

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New Cortes Cafe owner optimistic about spring after challenging startup

By Greg Osoba, CKTZ News, through an LJI grant from Canada-info.ca

The Cortes Café has seen many owners and has had many themes over the decades. Julie Keith is the newest owner/chef to throw her hat into the ring, with help from husband Sandy.

Julie says she’s spent decades in the food and hospitality industry and felt there was a need to revive the café to serve as a hub for the community.

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