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Parksville singer to celebrate birthday with concert

Since childhood, getting in front of a microphone to sing has been something Robbie Van couldn’t bring herself to do. But now, having transitioned from male to female, she’s looking to not only grab hold of a mic and sing, but to turn her musical aspirations into a...

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Parksville woman invites community to ‘awake’ party

Robbie Van will be attending her own funeral — for her male self. Roberta Joanna Vandermeer, who is going by the stage name Robbie Van, has been transitioning to a female from a male. For the past eight months, she said, she as been on hormones. But Van, 66, began...

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