The Jungle Cabaret

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This article is largely based on 1st- and 2nd-hand information, supplied to the author during personal interaction with Lisa and Dallas at The Jungle between midnight and 1am on Canada Day 2002, and subsequent conversation with Dallas.

As such, links to "reputable external sources" are not possible for some of these claims, however, the author has provided this information to the lead RCMP investigator assigned to Lisa's case and has expressed a willingness to testify to these claims under oath in open court.

Lisa Marie Young left her Barons Road[1] apartment sometime after 11pm on June 30th, 2002.[2] She met up with her friend Dallas Hulley.[3][4]

Jungle
The Jungle Cabaret (circa 2002)

It was Dallas's 23rd birthday[5], and the pair had promised they'd celebrate together on each other's birthday,[6] as they had on Lisa's 21st, eight weeks earlier.[7] Dallas had been drinking since morning.[6][8] Lisa had shared a single beer with her father before going out.[9]

Together the two headed downtown to The Jungle Cabaret, arriving around 11:45pm.[10] Outside the bar Lisa and Dallas bumped into a group of her girlfriends who were just leaving. A conversation followed about how the bar was slower than expected for a long weekend.[6]

A man (later identified as Chris Adair) was standing nearby and joined in the conversation. He agreed that the bar was boring, and he spoke of a big house party that was underway. Lisa's friends then left.[6] He drew attention to the mint-condition Jaguar XJ-40 that he was driving.


Lisa later said the conversation went something like this:[8][6]

Chris Hey you wanna ditch this lame bar and go hit a big party?
Lisa Thanks, but I promised Dallas I’d party with him on his birthday.
Chris Well, then Dallas should come too. Hey Dallas, do you like free alcohol?!
Dallas Yes. Yes, I do!
Lisa Thanks, but I just got here, and haven’t even said Hi to my friends inside yet.
Chris No problem, I don’t mind waiting!
Lisa Thanks, but I’m going to be a while; I’ve got lots of friends!
Chris That’s okay, take your time, Dallas and I will be right here, whenever you’re ready!
Dallas Hurry up Lisa!
Lisa Umm okay, I guess.

Adapted from our video:
Video The Jungle (What Really Happened) (YouTube)


Lisa turned heads[8] when she entered The Jungle Cabaret, alone, at about midnight on Canada Day 2002.[8][1][10] She wore a black miniskirt with zippered black-leather thigh-high boots, a cropped black leather jacket[11], a small leather purse and a unique chain made up of stainless-steel rings,[8][12] which she wore first as a necklace, later changing it to wear as a belt.[8]

Jaguar XJ-40
The Jaguar XJ-40 driven by Chris Adair

Chris Adair,[13] the driver of his grandparent’s[14] Jaguar XJ-40[15] kept Dallas occupied outside with conversation about the car, and about how awesome the party would be.[6]

Lisa did indeed have a lot of friends; they occupied at least half of the tables in the bar.[8] During the next hour, she made her way from table to table, visiting with everyone she knew.[6]

When someone commented to Lisa about the music being louder than normal, Lisa explained that, normally, the volume level requires adjustment depending on how many people are in the bar since "bodies absorb the sound waves".[8] Lisa went on to explain that, since it was a Sunday, there was no DJ scheduled to work, so the volume was still set to the level from the previous (much busier) night.[8] She then entered the DJ booth, lowered the sound system's volume, and queued a favourite song.[8]

Listen to the Top 20 songs for Canada Day long weekend 2002. (source)

Lisa drank nothing while at The Jungle, politely declining multiple offers to buy her a drink.[8]

After a while, the driver sent Dallas into the bar to check on Lisa.[8] This repeated twice more before Lisa finally agreed to leave. Lisa had told a friend that she didn’t want to go to the party, but she felt obligated.[8]

Lisa left The Jungle at around 1am on July 1st. The trio attended at least two house parties that night.[11]

The first was across the street from Colliery Dam Park, at 827 Nanaimo Lakes Road.

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 Paul Walton, Nanaimo Daily News (July 4, 2002), Parents fear daughter the victim of foul play ndn20020704
  2. Jim Gibson, Times Colonist (Apr 4, 2004), The case Nanaimo can't forget tc20040404
  3. Verity Stevenson, Toronto Star (Aug 6, 2016), Inquiry brings back memories of Nanaimo woman missing since 2002 ts20160806
  4. Rebekah Schroeder, Medium (Sep 21, 2021), Seeing Red in Nanaimo - The Case of Lisa Marie Young mb20210921
  5. Trudy Hulley, Nanaimo News Bulletin (Mar 25, 2018), Dallas Barry Hulley obituary nnb20180325
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 This information was provided to the author by someone who was present.
  7. Lynn Welburn, Nanaimo Daily News (Apr 29, 2004), Allison Crowe's first solo album 'raw and honest' ndn20040429
  8. 8.00 8.01 8.02 8.03 8.04 8.05 8.06 8.07 8.08 8.09 8.10 8.11 8.12 This information was obtained first-hand by the author.
  9. Jason Proctor, Vancouver Province (Sep 2, 2002), Where is Lisa-Marie? p20020902
  10. 10.0 10.1 Crime Stoppers (May 15, 2009), Lisa Marie Young - re-enactment (video) yt20090515
  11. 11.0 11.1 Denise Titian, Ha-Shilth-Sa (May 15, 2012), Family seeks closure 10 years after daughter's disappearance hss20120515
  12. Ha-Shilth-Sa (Nov 20, 2003), Missing Person: Lisa Marie Young hss20031120
  13. MP Paul Manly, Parliament, Ottawa (Oct 8, 2020), House of Commons Debate #12 - October 8, 2020 (43-2) at 1525 hoc20201008
  14. Anonymous, Casefile (July 26, 2016), Case 26: Lisa Marie Young pod20160726
  15. CaseWarriors, Missing Poster: Lisa Marie Young (Source)