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Burnaby-based reality show up for three Leos

The Liquidator, the Burnaby-based reality TV series starring Jeff Schwarz, is up for several Leo Awards.

The Liquidator, the Burnaby-based reality TV series starring Jeff Schwarz, is up for several Leo Awards.

The reality show centered around Schwarz's Burnaby business, Direct Liquidation, and his endless series of haggling transactions is nominated under three categories: Best Information or Lifestyle Series, Best Direction and Best Cinematography in an Information or Lifestyle Series. The Liquidator is produced by Anaïd Productions in association with Rogers Broadcasting Limited, and is going into its third season soon.

"We're extremely pleased to be recognized by our industry peers for The Liquidator," said Margaret Mardirossian, founder and executive producer of Anaïd, in a media release. "The nominations are a true testament to the hard work, dedication and commitment of the entire cast and crew, and speaks to the quality of the show itself."

The Leo Awards winners will be announced in Vancouver on June 8.

For more information about the show, visit liquidator.

Business how-to

The Canadian Youth Business Foundation is hosting a seminar on how to start a business in B.C.

The free event is for those aged 18 to 39 and looking to start a business.

The seminar is expected to provide free tips on developing a business plan and what available resources are out there.

The foundation's Brendan Cooper will discuss how to establish good credit ratings, evaluate good and bad cash flows and how to apply for foundation funding and mentorship.

The seminar is on Monday, May 27 from 6: 30 to 8 p.m. in the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch Library.

To register online, visit or call 604436-5400.

Aging fair

Lougheed Town Centre and the Burnaby Seniors' Interagency Society are taking healthy aging issues to the booths.

The Healthy Aging Fair is coming to Lougheed mall on June 8 with more than 30 booths showcasing various products and services.

There will also be entertainment, prize draws and free giveaways - including the chance to win a flatscreen TV.

The fair will be located in the lower mall's centre court on Saturday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monster makeup

Hats Off Day in the Heights might prove to be a bit spookier than usual this June, as kids will be walking around with professional monster faces.

Netherworld Collectibles at 4251 Hastings St. will have monster face makeup for kids by professional makeup artist Tessa Mitz.

The store's theme for Hats Off Day is the mad hatters tea party, and there will also be photo opportunities with Alice and the Mad Hatter.

Netherworld will also have a raffle for three spots in a special effects makeup class put on by Healy FX Studios, and a $100 store gift certificate.

Hats Off Day is in the Heights on Saturday, June 1.