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Lara Mathias

Lara emigrated from England to Canada where her love of flowers and design blossomed. She began formal training in design at Kwantlen College in 2000 where she completed all levels of the Flowers Canada Examination receiving top honours in her class. Lara has worked for West Van Florist for over eleven years, is the manager of the floral department and is the shop's Wedding and Special Events Co-ordinator. She has had her work featured in the Flowers & Magazine, Real Weddings Magazine and Perfect Weddings Magazine and has been on the television programmes I Do Let's Eat, Making It Big and Breakfast Television.

Donald Yim

Donald Yim Creative Director at West Van Florist, AIFD, CPFD, immigrated to Canada in 1994. Leaving behind an established career in Hong Kong, he brought over a vibrant background of his own creative philosophy and an extensive education from the American Floral Service (AFS) in Hong Kong. Also accompany him was his teaching diploma which he had earned in his early 20s. His career path has been benchmarked by numerous awards; now testimony to his 23 years of experience. Over the years, Donald has taught and been on display during demo shows in various parts of the world including Hong Kong, Vancouver, New Mexico, Seattle and Philadelphia. He participated in internationally renowned shows such as the 2005&2007 Philadelphia Flower Show and the 2005 AIFD National Symposium. Donald was also a featuring designer in the Canadian Florist and Fusion Flower Magazine in UK.