Richmond News - February 23, 2011
Richmond News - February 23, 2011 printed edition
W E D N E S D A Y , F E B R U A R Y 2 3 , 2 0 1 1 Call us for a second opinion Richmond Branch (604) 270-6457 www.cibcwoodgundy.com YOUR 01074916 23 23 S O U R C E F O R L O C A L S P O RT S , N E W S , W E AT H E R A N D E N T E RTA I N M E N T ! W W W . R I C H M O N D - N E W S . C O M W herever you have human activity, you have arts and culture. The desire to express one’s imagination and creativity is a basic human impulse, and Richmondites are as impulsive as the rest. The city may not be viewed as an arts Mecca, but there have been key developments over the years that have helped sow the seeds of a vibrant and diverse arts community — the kind of community that is currently being celebrated in the Winter Festival of the Arts. $ $ $ $ $ $ Beer, Wine, Pop, Juice, Water It's worth RICHMOND BOTTLE DEPOT it. =$ 8171 Westminster Hwy. (at Buswell, one block east of No. 3 Rd.) Walkway access also from Save-On Foods parking lot Mon-Sat 8:45-6:30 Sun 10-5 (604) 780-4959 07283111 This issue of the Richmond News will look at what has happened in Richmond’s arts community to get us where we are, what needs to happen for us to move forward and what is happening right now that we have every right to celebrate. A02 February 23, 2011 The Richmond News LIVE THE RIVER GREEN DREAM Canadaâ€™s most prestigious water front community Over $260 million sold in 2010 By overwhelming buyer requests, River Green is launching a brand TM new Boutique Collection of view homes at a more accessible range of sizes and prices. 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Space is limited to 25 so register early by calling 604207-5046 or visit www. eatingtogether.ca. contact us Main office: 604-270-8031 Delivery: 604-249-3323 Classified: 604-630-3300 Fax: 604-630-4500 email@example.com the weather Wednesday high..................2 low ................. -1 Flurries .......40% Thursday high..................1 low ................. -4 Sunny Friday high..................0 low ................. -7 Sunny on this day February 23 1903 – Cuba leases Guantánamo Bay to the United States “in perpetuity.” R I C H M O N D N E W S Upfront The Richmond News February 23, 2011 A03 Editorial enquiries? Please contact The Richmond News 5731 No. 3 Road V6X 2C9 Phone: 604-270-8031 Fax: 604-270-2248 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Mastering the fine art of survival BY ALAN CAMPBELL email@example.com It shares the birthday of arguably one of B.C.’s most celebrated of institutions — the Vancouver Canucks. For the 40-year-old Community Arts Council of Richmond (CACR), however, that’s just about where the similarities begin and end. CACR can only dream of boasting a microcosm of the ‘Nucks’ fan base and would probably multiply its income by a factor of 10 if it collected the loose change dropped under the seats at Rogers Arena. Yet the CACR — which was saved from extinction at the last minute by philanthropic brothers Gary and Terry McPhail — and its little Artisans’ Galleria, nestled discreetly on the corner of Garden City Shopping Centre, has survived through one of the harshest financial climates of recent times. It’s a feat not lost on the CACR’s treasurer, Margaret Stephens, who scrimps and scrapes for every penny on behalf of the galleria — the only outlet for its 46 artist members to show off and sell their wares. Stephens said the galleria has found it tougher than expected to attract foot traffic since it moved from Steveston to its new location last August. “There is lots of people using that shopping centre, but we just can’t seem to get people through the door,” she said. “We thought it would be an excellent location, but it’s not worked out that way so far.” Stephens said if the CACR could afford more advertising, then it might attract more attention to the galleria, which is the council’s only regular source of income. “We’re hoping to hold classes through Arts Council shop keeps ‘artists going,’ but only scrapes by CHUNG CHOW/RICHMOND NEWS Community Arts Council of Richmond treasurer Margaret Stephens shows a few art pieces at Artisans’ Galleria, which, she says, is the only place in the city where people can purchase local art. the back of the galleria to augment what we already have there,” Stephens said. “Honestly though, the galleria is the biggest single drain on the CACR. “The City of Richmond gave us $2,000. We asked for $14,500. We got the same the previous year and that’s because that’s all that was left over.” The council does make some money from the sales of the artwork. But, like any other “business,” it has to cough up for overheads such as wages, hydro and other incidentals. “It’s all funded by the sales of the merchandise,” Stephens said. “I’m like the galleria Scrooge, though. I’m very thrifty and we do get some out-of-the-blue donations that help us survive.” Despite continually having to be inventive to just stay afloat, the CACR has managed to adopt many roles in the community to support local artists over the last 40 years. “That takes all kinds of different shapes, see Galleria page 4 Theatre, jazz, drumming all part of fair webpoll QUESTION: If you are shopping for creative inspiration, Aberdeen Centre is the place to be tomorrow where the Fourth Annual Fine Arts Fair will be underway. A theatre troupe from McRoberts, a drumming circle from Hugh Boyd and a vocal jazz ensemble from Richmond are just some of the secondary school acts that will be featured at the mall. “This is an opportunity to showcase Richmond students in the fine and performing art,” explained organizer Wendy Lim. “The rationale is we focus on the core subjects, but it’s often the fine and performing arts, as well as athletics, that actually keep students in school. Did you feel the earthquake? Yes (18%) No (82%) THIS WEEK’S QUESTION: Do you think the arts deserves more funding? Cast your vote at www.richmond-news.com We want to support all kids’ successes.” Along with the performing arts, visual art teacher Sid Akselrod will bring 20 students from Steveston-London to display their paintings and drawings. These students will also be on hand to talk about their works. “Kids love it. These are the things they remember,” he said. The Fine Arts Fair evolved out of the Multifestival Extravaganza, which was held for three years prior and involved elementary as well as secondary students. However, with so many students, it was a challenge to give everyone enough stage time. In 2007, organizers decided to feature just secondary students and focus on the fine and performing arts, although a multicultural component remains. The event, which runs Feb. 24 from 4 to 6:30 p.m., opens with the drumming group from Boyd. Music teacher Garth Bowen has brought his drummers to the fair every year, and to the Multicultural Extravaganza for the three years before that. “It’s always work, but there is so much education in this,” said Bowen, who started his drumming group in 1997. Performing and touring requires teamwork, leadership, organization — not to mention practice and the guts to get on stage, said Bowen. For a touch of celebrity, last year’s Rich City Idol, Alea Andaya, will perform. Also, Steveston Grad, Stephanie Sy, who’s gone on to compete in So You Think You Can Dance Canada and landed a role in the TV series Hellcats, will bring her dance troupe and offer opening comments. RICHMOND SPORTS CLUB AND FITNESS CENTRE New Years Programs start at $23/month for a full facility pass. Includes unlimited free Aerobics, boot camp, Zumba, Yoga, Tai Chi, Cardio, Squash, Basketball, Volleyball, ping pong and tons more! Kids Martial Arts Program Teaching self esteem through self defense.CUTLINE, Make Your Child Bully Proof. Parents get a free membership with any childs Martial arts program. CALL US AT 604-279-9220 OR GO ONLINE AT WWW.RICHMONDSPORTSCLUB.CA 01265413 BY EVE EDMONDS firstname.lastname@example.org A04 February 23, 2011 The Richmond News Arts thrive but creative community faces challenges BY EVE EDMONDS email@example.com 02231219 There is no doubt the arts are alive and well in this city. Currently, a professional production of Great Expectations is playing at Gateway Theatre, an edgy visual arts exhibit is on at the Richmond Art Gallery. Tomorrow, youth will let their talent shine at a Fine Arts Fair at Aberdeen Centre. There is also no doubt the arts community in Richmond faces challenges that have limited growth, forced artists to move elsewhere and, in the case of the Richmond Concert Association, lead to the demise of a 25-yearold institution. The arts have always been present in Richmond, but there have been key developments along the way that have brought it to this point and can lead it into the future. In 1970, the Community Arts Council of Richmond was formed, marking the beginning of a concerted effort to promote the arts and artisans. The 1980s were a particularly vibrant time; The Richmond Art Gallery Association was founded, Gateway Theatre opened its doors, the Richmond Concert Association was founded and the Richmond Community Orchestra and Chorus Association was established. In the 1990s, Brighouse Library/Arts and Cultural Centre opened, creating space for arts education and creation. By 2004, it was clear that Richmond had an artistic community, but to call it an “arts scene” was still a bit of a stretch. To take it to the next level, the City of Richmond created what it called an Arts Strategy. To figure out what that strategy should look like, city staff talked to artists and arts groups. 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WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. SPECIAL OFFERS DOES NOT INCLUDE TOBACCO OR PRESCRIPTIONS. PICTURES ARE FOR ILLUSTRATION ONLY. CLUB PRICES ARE VALID ONLY AT TIME OF PURCHASE • LARGE PACK = 10KG+, MEDIUM = 5KG+ One thing that became apparent was that, while the city is full of creative people, there was little cohesion amongst them, said Jane Fernyhough, director of the city’s arts, culture and heritage department. Shortly after the strategic plan was formed, a call went out to all and anyone involved in the arts to attend a meeting at city hall. A few key messages emerged: ! Artists need to support each other if they want the public to do so as well. ! Art groups need to learn from Richmond’s well-organized sports community about how to co-operatively promote their goals. ! The upcoming Olympics could be an opportunity for Richmond artists to shine — at the very least cash in on some legacy money since Richmond would be a venue city. “From those meetings, it was clear we were not talking to each other,” explained Suzanne Haines, general manager for Gateway Theatre and current chair of the coalition that was born out of those meetings. “The Richmond Arts Coalition was founded with the mandate to find mechanisms to connect us.” To strengthen the coalition’s voice, Gateway conducted a comprehensive economic impact study, which illustrated the significant number of dollars the arts generate in Richmond. The coalition also provided a single entity for the city to partner with. Outcomes include the Annual Arts Awards and a symposium for artists. A writer- or artist-in-residence program is in the works. As well, Olympic legacy funding was secured which has helped pay for a community development manager. Liesl Jauk has been a link between the city and arts group, making possible everything from a new series featuring opera in Minoru Chapel, to art installations in store fonts at Lansdowne Centre and the Winter Festival of the Arts. The next issue to tackle is facilities, said Haines. Back at that earlier meeting there was talk of a concert hall that would be multifaceted, incorporating rehearsal space, gallery space and studio space, but the plan has since been dropped. In the meantime, Fernyhough said the city is looking at its city centre plan and how it can help facilitate the development of an entertainment district around the River Rock Casino. It may involve renovating existing buildings, or zoning the area so there is affordable living/studio space for artists, she explained. “The city can’t create an artist community. Artists have to do that. But what we can do is help build the infrastructure that would be conducive to such a community.” Garth Bowen has lived in Richmond for 28 years, working as a high school music teacher. He agrees with the idea of renovating old buildings that can give the right feel. But he complains that there still isn’t the arts fever in Richmond. It’s hard even to get parents out to watch their own kids, he said. “I have a jazz night at Gateway March 1. We should pack the place out. I’ll have five jazz choirs, nine jazz bands, three jazz combos, but I don’t know if we’ll break even.” The city plans to revisit its 2004 Art Strategy to see what needs to happen to keep the arts community vibrant. In the meantime, the current Winter Festival of the Arts is an opportunity to showcase what has worked in Richmond and the fact that the creative impulse is strong in this city. Galleria: Members depend on it Continued from page 3 “primarily with our members being able to put their work on show for sale,” said Stephens. “We are the only place in Richmond where people can come and purchase local art. Put simply, we are keeping (the artists) going.” As for the members themselves, they come from all walks of life and from all kinds of backgrounds. “A lot of our members are older and they depend on us to sell their work,” Stephens admitted. “Without us, they would have no place to go.” But CACR is also very geared to the youth and have a key student art exhibition on Feb. 26, Stephens said. “It’s one of our biggest events of the year. But exhibitions cost money to put on. Money that we don’t really have.” It’s exhibitions such as this that Stephens and the CACR would dearly love the city to help with. “I do think that if the city wants to be known for the arts then it should think about paying to support it more, rather than spending more than half a million dollars on a Biennale piece,” Stephens said. As part of the Richmond’s Winter Festival of the Arts, the CACR’s Student Art Exhibition runs Feb. 26 until March 13 at the Artisan’s Galleria, Garden City Shopping Centre. The Richmond News February 23, 2011 A05 BIENNALE Wing Wednesday Art that got the city talking 30¢ wings all day! Live Acoustic Music with Paul & Kevin Karaoke Thursday 10pm til 1am The Steveston Cafe serving Breakfast and Lunch everyday from 7am. 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R y r t estaurant. n u o C r u o Y Warm smiles, great tasting food and comfortable prices. 3580 No. 3 Road Next to Canadian Tire RICHMOND: (604) 276-9222 Clip and use our coupons for big savings. 1/2 PRICE BREAKFAST OR LUNCH ENTREE 1/2 PRICE DINNER ENTREE MONDAY - FRIDAY UNTIL 4 PM SUNDAY - THURSDAY AFTER 4 PM Enjoy a 1/2 Price Breakfast or Lunch Entrée with the purchase of any entrée of equal or greater value. Not to be combined with any other coupon or special feature. Valid at abc Richmond until March 11, 2011. Enjoy a 1/2 Price Dinner Entrée with the purchase of any entrée of equal or greater value. Not to be combined with any other coupon or special feature. Valid at abc Richmond until March 13, 2011. 10065673 It got people talking, arguing, pointing fingers and clicking their cameras all over Richmond. With a little more than two months left on its expiry date, the 2011 Biennale has been a “huge success,” according to its founder and president. Barrie Mowatt looked back on the eye-catching and sometimes controversial public art exhibition’s 16 month-stay thus far in the city, which saw Richmond become the temporary home for a giant wavy red ball, a giant drip of water and a giant chrome bust of Communist icon Lenin. And despite the Biennale being a victory in Richmond in Mowatt’s eyes — in terms of generating debate and publicity — the biggest date of the current exhibition’s life has still to come. On April 30, all of the Biennale installations will go to auction. And the price the pieces manage to achieve will determine whether the Biennale lives on or withers away. “There are two major corporations already enquiring about one of the Richmond pieces. I cannot say which, though,” Mowatt said the auctioning process. “We rely on the auction for 90 per cent of our income, so it’s a very important time.” The City of Richmond is currently conducting a survey of its residents to find out if there’s any appetite for retaining one of the installations and, if yes, which one. Unlikely to top that survey Indeed, such is the forward planning needed to pull the Biennale off, work in the 2013 exhibition actually started in December. “We started a number of things, such as preparing the budget and we already have our eye on one major sculpture,” Mowatt said. “But let’s not forget this Biennale. Richmond still has the Blue Trees on its world public debut next month.” The thousands of dollars spent by the city to assist the Biennale in bringing the public art to Richmond has been called into question of late by a few city councillors and News readers. Love them or loath them, however, Mowatt said the merits of large public art installations are there for all to see. “You can’t really sneak around it, can you? You can’t pretend you didn’t see it. That’s part of the drama,” he said. 02233754 firstname.lastname@example.org will be sculpture of Lenin/ Miss Mao, which attracted some fierce criticism and opposition from certain sections of the community when it was first installed. Mowatt revealed that he and his selection committee only became aware of the Lenin proposal from the artists, the Gao Brothers, at the very last minute. “We actually didn’t get to see that piece until the very end and it kind of took us by surprise,” he said. “The Gao Brothers had submitted other proposals with us, but this one came in at the last minute. “Yes, I have to say we’ve been really happy with it. It did what art is supposed to do. It got people talking and stirred public debate.” Lenin aside, Mowatt explained that it takes about a year to get from sourcing a public art proposal for the Biennale to the final selection table. And it all comes down to the opinion of Mowatt and his curatorial team. “We have two principle curators, one from China and one from Japan and then you have me, the artistic director,” he said. “We’ll also hire other curators for certain areas of performance. But the final decision lies with myself. “Two years in advance we start to get into the process of sourcing and selecting the art. The curators go out and seek out what they feel might work and return to us with proposals. We then view the proposals and assess the artistic reputation, perhaps refine the proposals and then find the funding for it.” 02237711 BY ALAN CAMPBELL Lenin/Miss Mao sculpture is one of the most controversial pieces of the Biennale. It has attracted heavy criticism and inspired conversation, which, in part, is what art is supposed to do, says the Biennale founder. 02231224 CHUNG CHOW/RICHMOND NEWS PHOTO SUBMITTED Biennale founder and president Barrie Mowatt, at left, describes the event as a huge success. A06 February 23, 2011 The Richmond News What do drugs, alcohol & chocolate have to do with art? RASSle DAZZle 2011 Art Show Fundraiser showcasing local artist, Luis Lopa. Thursday, March 10th, 2011 5:30pm to 8:30pm Richmond Addiction Services Light refreshments will be served. Entrance is free, no RSVP required. DriveTime Fridays in the... Celebrate the Grand Opening of our new COQUITLAM SHOWROOM Pay NO HST Creating an industry out of art BY ALAN CAMPBELL email@example.com Not everyone knows it, or would agree, but there is such a thing called the “arts industry” in Richmond. On any given day, such proximity of the two words in the same sentence might produce a pair of quizzical furrowed eyebrows. One man, however, who’s done his bit to paint for the doubters an alternative picture of the arts in the city is Mark Glavina. Despite the global recession killing off many an established business, Glavina’s enterprise has thrived in the face of adversity. And he’s adamant that one of the loves of his life — art — is a bona fide industry in his city. “Absolutely, it’s a small, micro industry and we need to work hard at growing it,” said Glavina, owner of the Pheonix Art Workshop in Steveston. “When I first came to Richmond 14 years ago, there really wasn’t that much in the way of an art industry. If there was anything, it was a little bit underground. “I think, maybe, it was something to do with the dynamics of Richmond, Mark Glavina’s workshop thrives after recession all the cross cultures. There was no real hub for the industry. “But I had this vision of Steveston being a hub and I think it can keep on growing. What we need, though, is a consistent beacon for the arts.” Being adaptable to market changes is the key to any industry’s survival and the Pheonix Art Workshop has diversifi- “As creative as artists are, we’re not that creative when it comes to the business side.” — Mark Glavina cation written all over it. It offers art supplies, classes, painting excursions, framing and is involved in a number of art projects in the community. Indeed, Glavina’s broad-brush stroke over Richmond’s arts community has not just enabled him to survive during the recession, but actually grow. “Bringing in arts supplies has been great for us. It actually now accounts for a third of our business,” he said. “We also have the framing side and then special programs. The Grand Prix of Art last year was ours as well. That was very successful in bringing people together. “I think that was symbolic of art being an industry.” However, as much as a casual observer can see that Pheonix has spread its wings slightly in order to stay ahead of the game, Glavina said that the move was more by chance than design. “As creative as artists are, we’re not that creative when it comes to the business side,” he admitted. “But there needs to be a crossover to enable the arts to grow. I’m not a bookkeeper, that would drive me crazy. I need to wake up each day and do something different. “But I have some great staff here that deal with the business side. In fact, the store runs better when I’m away. “It’s more about feeding my creative juices than being deliberately diverse and we simply cannot go stale and see Glavina page 7 From our Family to Yours... 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Expires Mar 2, 2011. Now open for Lunch Mon.-Fri. Dinner everyday from 4:30pm “We need business orientated people on our side to help us fight through the bureaucracy and then make a convincing argument.” 604.276.8282 8140 LESLIE ROAD 02231226 Continued from page 6 always need to move on.” As for what the future of the “industry” holds in Richmond, Glavina feels the arts need a helping hand from a crack business mind to leverage more financial support from the city. “The city needs to have a dynamic base, a centre where artists will gravitate to in the community,” Glavina said. “Rather than buying in art, I would like to see the city putting money into buildings and infrastructure for the community. “Look at how much Richmond put into the oval, ice arenas. Yes, it’s a big market and I’m not trying to say we shouldn’t fund physical education. But that only covers half the brain. “And I don’t buy into the statistics that the arts industry generates so much towards the economy. I think we need a strong economy to support the arts, not the other way around. “The city can find the money for the oval at the drop of a hat. Really? FELICOS 3 COURSE DINNER SPECIALS www.felicos.com • Full Menu On-Line 02231236 WHAT’S ON February 1 – March 15 RENAISSANCE BABY A revolutionary new program designed especially for toddlers 18-36 months featuring an exceptional educational program enhanced by finearts components Now accepting registrations for this one of a kind program opening in our fabulous, newly expanded centre in April 2011 New registrations also being accepted for: Half day Junior Kindergarten (preschool) Full day Junior Kindergarten Full day Kindergarten Full time and part time available Tours available by appointment: 604-241-0826 #1- 12491 No 2 Road, Richmond www.theartsconnection.org Fine Art Group Show Feb 26, Mar 5 & 12 Artizen Studio Gallery | FREE Showcase of work by established local artists. 13th Pacific Piano Competition Feb 23–26 Gateway Theatre Auditions $5 Semi–finals and Finals $15 / $12 Canadian and international pianists aged 17–28 Pipeline Creative Open House 2011 Feb 26 3851 Jacombs Rd | FREE Meet and greet with industrial design and marketing firm Arts that “rock” Feb 26, 27, Mar 5, 6 & 12 | Richmond Arts Centre Lapidary and silver–smithing studio | FREE Learn the art of shaping stones and making jewellery Textile Arts Guild of Richmond Open Studio Feb 26 Richmond Cultural Centre Fabric Arts Studio | FREE Fun, interactive needlework for all ages Details and more events at richmondwinterfestival.ca 02231232 Announcing the birth of A08 February 23, 2011 The Richmond News Opinion T H E Published every Wednesday & Friday by the Richmond News, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. 5731 No. 3 Road, Richmond, B.C. V6X 2C9 Phone: 604-270-8031 Fax: 604-270-2248 www.richmond-news.com EDITORIAL OPINION Publisher: Lori Chalmers lchalmers@ richmond-news.com Distribution: 604-249-3323 distribution@richmond-news. com Classified: 604-630-3300 Fax: 604-630-4500 email@example.com Editor: Eve Edmonds firstname.lastname@example.org Sports: Mark Booth mbooth@ richmond-news.com Reporters: Nelson Bennett nbennett@ richmond-news.com Alan Campbell acampbell@ richmond-news.com Michelle Hopkins mhopkins@ richmond-news.com Photographer: Chung Chow email@example.com Sales Representatives: Don Grant firstname.lastname@example.org Shaun Dhillon email@example.com Stephen Murphy smurphy@ richmond-news.com Florence Lee firstname.lastname@example.org Administration: Patricia Factor Kelly Christian Ad Control: Shelley Gauvin Production: James Marshall David Nishihata Lisa Wilson Susan Farrell production@ richmond-news.com Entire Contents © 2010 The Richmond News. All Rights Reserved. The Richmond News is a Postmedia Community Publishing company, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. The Richmond News, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. respects your privacy. We collect, use and disclose your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Statement which is available at www.richmond-news.com or by calling 604-589-9182. N E W S Build arts, they will come A rts Alive in Richmond is our celebration of the colour and vibrancy of Richmond’s artistic community. Take a look at the list of events for the Winter Festival of the Arts and it is clear that the pulse of Richmond’s artistic community is strong. If you want classical music, folk music, professional theatre, it’s all there. For visual arts, you don’t even need to go into a gallery. A self-guided tour takes visitors through the city to see sculptures and Biennale installations. In galleries around town, you can find provocative international exhibits as well as impressive local landscapes. All that said, it is a struggle for professional artists to make a living here. Cuts to gaming grants, a lack of facilities and lukewarm responses from residents make it tough. But, here’s betting times will change. The physical growth in Richmond over the past decade has been incredible. It’s now time for the soul of the community to grow up through the cracks and the concrete. We are at a pivotal point, making the transition from a community that supports art classes and amateur music groups into a city in which art riles and inspires. A city where letter pages are filled with outrage and applause for a particular sculpture. A city where the arts are taken seriously and artists can live off their creative work. It’s a transition that needs to happen if Richmond is to reach its potential as a fully developed city; a city with a soul, a city where the imagination is valued and our humanity is celebrated. We believe it’s in us to do. The response to the O Zone celebration during the Winter Olympics is proof that if you build it, Richmondites will come. CHOICE WORDS Sales Manager: Dave Hamilton dhamilton@ richmond-news.com R I C H M O N D Canadian approach is lost The Editor, When then prime minister Brian Mulroney, a Conservative, created Rights and Democracy, he appointed a former leader of the New Democratic Party, Ed Broadbent, to head it. This was meant precisely to send a very strong signal that Rights and Democracy was independent of the Conservative government and could do its job as part of its network in civil society. That is not the approach the Conservatives take today. They are going to do everything possible to bring Rights and Democracy to its heels so it will be a mouthpiece for government policies, particularly in the Middle East. As we know, and I am not telling anyone anything new, they have abandoned the traditional Canadian approach. We saw the best example of this earlier this week when the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and I call this shameful, the very morning the dictator Col. Moammar Gadhafi massacred hundreds of unarmed civilians in street of Benghazi, Lawrence Cannon rounded up opponents and Gadhafi thugs back to back, as if the opponents who were fighting for freedom were just as responsible as the dictator in killing them. That is extremely disturbing. This might not be one of Canada’s priorities, but I mention it for our Canadian friends and for Canada’s image in the world. Canada’s failure to gain a seat on the United Nations Security Council was no accident. Hatem Ela-Alim Richmond Letters policy The editor reserves the right to edit letters for brevity, clarity, legality and good taste. Letters must include the author’s telephone number for veriﬁcation. We do not publish anonymous letters. Send letters to The Editor, Richmond News, 5731 No. 3 Road Richmond, B.C. V6X 2C9 Fax: 604-270-2248 or e-mail: email@example.com Arts benefits can’t be quantified With the provincial Liberal leadership convention this weekend, and the NDP race in April, there has been a great deal of talk about the future of the B.C. Direct Access Grants (also known as the Gaming Grants). When the Campbell government announced cuts to the program’s recipients in 2009, the province’s charities were thrown into crisis. Through concerted lobbying we were able to get some concessions, particularly an agreement to fulfil their obligation to the multiyear funding recipients. But many organizations were left wondering how they would survive, and the latest provincial budget has done nothing to address these problems. One of the arguments deployed in these situations typically pits the arts against education and health care, with the arts portrayed as frivolous and justifiably cut. In the past, arts groups argued for public funding as essential for sustaining national cultural identity, allowing the country’s artistic and cultural heritage to develop without being tied to commercial imperatives. More recently, there has been a shift to recognizing the intrinsic value of the arts in culture. The arts fulfil a valuable function in society that cannot be quantified in dollar terms. In fact, many education and health care organizations have found that integrating the arts into their Lynn Beavis FOR ART’S SAKE programs enhances their outcomes. Arts groups have also learned to counter the arts vs. health and education argument with the economic spin-off defence – for every dollar spent on arts funding in B.C., $1.36 is returned to the economy. The most irksome thing about the current debate is the savings to the government is so negligible, as the before-cut allocation amounted to a paltry 1/20th of one per cent of the provincial budget. After the reductions, B.C.’s per capita arts spending ranked last in Canada at $6.54, falling far below the second-last finisher, Alberta at $20.81. Despite the calls for restoration of arts funding to previous levels and a commitment to stable funding in the future, arts organizations do recognize the need to diversify their revenues, but the question is, where do we turn for this funding? We manage to generate revenue through activities such as publication sales, program subscriptions, children’s art camps, etc., but try to offer free (or nominal cost) admission and programming whenever possible. As not-for-profit organizations, we cannot become involved in commercial ven- tures that would jeopardize our charitable status, for example, we cannot operate a framing business. The logical answer is private donations and corporate support. For decades, arts organizations such as the Canadian Museums Association, have asked for incentive programs to stimulate such donations, but to no effect. In the U.S., museums receive 40 per cent of their funding from private donations. In Canada, they amount to about nine per cent, while corporate support amounts to between 24 to 26 per cent of revenues. When it comes to corporate support, the problem is aggravated for smaller organizations which must compete with larger groups that can show higher public exposure and “drive back” to the sponsor’s services, corporate image and websites. So where does this leave us? Arts organizations will continue to advocate for and seek support from all sectors, diversifying wherever possible. The public can help by making donations, as well as by taking out memberships, volunteering and writing letters of appreciation to your favourite arts organization, all of which show funders that their dollars are being well spent in the community. Lynn Beavis is the director of the Richmond Art Gallery and is a regular columnist with the News. The Richmond News February 23, 2011 A09 Letters JobOptionsBC Program IMMIGRATION Opportunity for Employers Don’t be language lazy The Editor, The language skills of high school students is deplorable. The influx of immigrants from China has eroded the standard of literacy skill required for high school education. Less than half of an average Grade 12 class are able to read and write at a level normally expected of a high school student. Immigrant students lack not just the language skills, but the initiative to overcome their language challenges. They attempt to learn English by literally translating it from their first language. At the risk of criticism, I think the onus is on the individuals more than the education system. Immigrants in schools are in the prime time of their lives. They can learn quickly if they want to. 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Her artwork helps to brighten the days of some of Richmond Hospital’s patients. It’s all part of an innovative therapeutic art program that is making its way into hospitals across North America. “I have donated five of my original paintings and they are on the walls in the halls and in the new MRI wing,” said Jarville. Jarville’s colourful paintings elicit more than a smile or two from those who are hospitalized, said Lisa Westermark, CEO of the Richmond Hospital Foundation. Since the art program began two years ago, the foundation has received donations of 50 works of art from artists from across the Lower Mainland. “It’s a new program for us and one we would like to expand,” said Westermark. “Not only does it make the rooms and halls of the hospital look more attractive, but it CHUNG CHOW PHOTO Artwork in hospitals plays a role in healing the body and mind, according to experts. The series of paintings above is displayed in Richmond Hospital’s maternity ward. absolutely has therapeutic components. “Jeanette’s paintings are beautiful and they soothe and transport you … it allows our patients to forget for a few minutes that they are in the hospital.” Westermark adds: “It’s extraordinarily boring to be in the hospital and many of our staff have commented that patients really appreciate the art on the walls.” The therapeutic benefits of art is not a SALE! new idea, according to Anne Kristiansen, an art history professor at Langara College. “Throughout history and through the Renaissance period and beyond, art was central to the care of patients,” said Kristiansen. “During the Renaissance period, hospital altars would be adorned with visual images and art. “It’s only been since the rise of science that art became separated from the healing aspect.” However, Kristiansen is thrilled that there is a growing trend in Lower Mainland hospitals to incorporate art programs. 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Thankfully, in 1984, a group of visionaries had the foresight to see that Richmond was ready for a performing arts centre. Today, we reap the benefits of those volunteers whose dream of promoting excellence in the performing arts in our community has come true. I feel proud and privileged to lead a team of dedicated professional staff and enthusiastic volunteers, as we continue that journey. Our goal is to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment where artists and patrons experience the spirit of our community through our stories, our music and our dance. We believe that by doing so, we help people live happier, healthier and longer lives. In 2000, our board and staff met over several days to map out a direction for Gateway in the 21st century. We defined the programs we do well and created a plan to do them better. Our programs fall into three areas: ! Professional theatre; ! Gateway Academy for the Performing Arts ! Community artist groups Today Gateway is like a three-legged stool. Each leg is essential in defining who we are, what we do and who we do it for. Each year, 56,000 patrons come through our doors to experience the work of thousands of artists of varying levels, from the eight-year-old student in our academy, to the community level performer, to the seasoned professional actor. In the Professional Theatre series, we produce six different plays between October and April each year. Each production runs for between three to four weeks depending on the time of year. There are four productions in the 550-seat Main Stage auditorium and two productions in the 100-seat studio. 02024512 Rewards Club Appreciation Day www.monahomes.ca Westcoast Flo, 2 bedroom-2 bathroom North East view apartment home. Boasts authentic hardwood, stainless steel appliances & marble countertops in bathrooms. Large outdoor patio, ﬂoor to ceiling windows. Views of mountain and Olympic Oval. 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A little more than 250 students are enrolled in 14 different classes running throughout the year. Professional actors, directors, choreographers and musicians teach the classes. Here, children, teenagers and young adults learn a multitude of transferable life skills, such as team building, improved speech, literacy and increased self-esteem. After students have taken our classes, parents often comment about the growing confidence they see in their child. We hear stories about a once shy student becoming a proud, active participant in the community and at school events. This past year, many Academy students were selected to appear in our professional theatre series on the main stage. For about two thirds of the year, Gateway is used by a range of community artist groups who rent the facility for a variety of performing arts events. There are approximately 40 such groups that use the main stage and studio every year. In any given month you will see Chinese opera, military marching bands, piano competitions, Richcity Idols, dance and music school recitals, stand-up comedy and concerts to name but a few of the startling number of unique Richmond events available throughout the calendar. In fact, there is so much activity that there is a waiting list of groups. Truly, this is a testament to a groundswell of people wishing to engage the community artistically. We are happy to provide a venue for all who wish to share the joy of their creative spirits. Today, the dream of the founders 26 years ago has come true. Gateway Theatre is a jewel in the crown of the city of Richmond’s cultural ecology. And what about the future? Well, because we have laid a solid foundation, arts groups will grow in number and they will become more active. With an increased population, Richmond residents will want to participate in more local arts activity. 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SCHOOL MAPLE LANE ELEMENTARY HAMILTON ELEMENTARY Blair ELEMENTARY GENERAL CURRIE ELEMENTARY DEBECK ELEMENTARY GRAUER ELEMENTARY GARDEN CITY ELEMENTARY MCKINNEY ELEMENTARY DATE February 25, 2011 March 1, 2011 March 8, 2011 March 8, 2011 March 8, 2011 March 10, 2011 March 16, 2011 March 16, 2011 PROTECTION SPECIALISTS • Property Protection • Surveillance • Combat Instruction • Employee Theft • Background Checks • Bullying Assistance Satisfaction Guaranteed or No Charge For more information, call Henry Evans 604.700.8397 Zack Sagorin 604.839.4623 ICHMOND MARTIAL ARTS JIU-JITSU TIME 1:00-2:00pm 10:00-11:00am 1:00-2:00pm 9:15-10:30am 1:00-2:00pm 9:15-11:00am 1:30-2:15pm 11:00-12:00pm 02231201 DragonDiva Operatic Theatre will perform at Minoru Chapel on April 6. Last winter, the walls of the historic Minoru Chapel resonated with the magical sounds of classical opera. Yes, you read right — opera. The idea for the Minoru Chapel Opera Nights was born out of a desire for the City of Richmond to raise the awareness of its heritage sites, said Liesl Jauk, manager of cultural development for the city. The Minoru Chapel, built in 1891 by the Methodist congregation, is generally closed to much of the public. “The chapel is such a lovely little building and since it’s mainly used for weddings and movie shoots, most people never get to experience its charm,” said Jauk. “Since opera, such as the Metropolitan Opera playing on the screens of movie theatres, was enjoying a lot of attention we thought about bringing live opera to Richmond residents.” Richmondites embraced the concept full heartedly. “When we started, we had no idea what to expect, but we were overwhelmed by the response,” Jauk said. “People kept telling us they were blown away by the opera performances … we sold out every performance. “It is so magical to be sitting so close to these powerful singers,” she said. MUAY THAI KICKBOXING MIXED MARTIAL ARTS FITNESS Grand Re-Opening Feb. 26, 2011 Special Guest: MMA Legend Bas Rutten Seminar with Bas Rutten 10am-1pm US $100 New student promotion: $99 for 2 months of Unlimited Classes • Mixed Martial Arts • Muay Thai Kickboxing • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu • Krav Maga • Boot Camps • Kids Classes (Ages 3 & Up) 120-11331 Coppersmith Way (Ironwood Mall, next to Canadian Tire) www.richmondkicks.com 604-241-7624 02189474 BY MICHELLE HOPKINS email@example.com After a successful inaugural season last fall, the Minoru Chapel Opera Nights is back again for a spring series. The Minoru Chapel Opera Nights series will run Wednesdays for two concerts each date; a matinee at 2:30 p.m. and an evening performance at 7:30 p.m. as follows: March 2 will host the Vancouver Opera DragonDiva Operatic Theatre graces the stage April 6, and May 4 is Astrolabe Musik Theatre. Due to the small size of the chapel, each show’s seating is limited to 210 people. Tickets can be purchased at 604-276-4300. For mores information, visit www.richmond.ca/ culture/sites/chapel/chapel/ operanights.htm. 02231211 In this special Arts and Culture edition of the News, we take a look at three different types of music which have been embraced by the community. This first article explores the world of opera, as presented by the Minoru Chapel Opera Nights. Next, we talk to local singer/song writer Cherelle Jardine, founder of Cherelle Jardine’s Musical Expressions. Lastly, we interview Dave McArthur, whose love for folk music led him to start the Steveston Folk Guild. A18 February 23, 2011 The Richmond News WHITE SALE FREE see in-store for big savings on bed, bath and more! 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President’s Choice Financial banking services are provided by the direct banking division of CIBC. PC points loyalty program is provided by President’s Choice Services Inc. ©PC, President’s Choice, President’s Choice Financial and Fresh Financial Thinking are registered trademarks of Loblaws Inc. Trademarks use under licence. The Richmond News February 23, 2011 A19 CONCERTS Express through music k e BIRDSEED ED D &e SUET SU SSUE U w l SA S SALE! A AL a n i f BY MICHELLE HOPKINS firstname.lastname@example.org U FEB/11 FEB B/ 1 NOW THRU Bes B Best esst prices p of the season – Mason Bees IN STOCK NOW PHOTO SUBMITTED Cherelle Jardine’s Musical Expressions concert series has been integral to Richmond’s vibrant music scene. “Within a year we outgrew our venue and moved to the Richmond Cultural Centre, where we can accommodate up to 200 people,” said Jardine. In the past few years, Musical Expressions has hosted top Canadian performers such as Bob Egan 1302 W. Broadway (at Birch) 604 736 2676 from Blue Rodeo and John Mann of Spirit of the West. Musical Expressions monthly concert series runs from October to June. Tickets are $11. For more information or for a full listing of upcoming shows, visit www.cherellejardine. com. 02230815 Local singer/songwriter Cherelle Jardine has been part of the music scene for many years. She is an ardent supporter and promoter of original, live music and has been instrumental in creating a vibrant music scene in Richmond. Seven years ago, she founded Cherelle Jardine’s Musical Expressions. “My aim was and continues to be to provide a venue for aspiring and professional artists, to perform their original music,” Jardine said. “Hopefully, it results in them being able to broaden their fan base.” At the time she began, she said there wasn’t much happening musically, other than classical and folk. “So, I approached the city to create a monthly musical concert series,” said Jardine. 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Teachers Ask about our “Extended Day Program” (Group Care) OPEN HOUSE ~ TUES., MARCH 1ST • 6pm-8pm 604-277-1079 9280 No. 2 Road, Richmond FOLK MUSIC Artists thrive on shipyard stage BY MICHELLE HOPKINS email@example.com Solve All Problems of Life Palm, Tarot Cards & Crystal Ball Readings 40 years of experience 02024357 See Angela for a Better Tomorrow $10 OFF with coupon 604-345-7151 604-261-1481 ✃ 0223???? Expires: Feb. 28, 2011 By appointment only Growing up in New Zealand, Dave McArthur was involved in a thriving local music scene, where aspiring musicians were given many opportunities to perform in small venues. When he immigrated to B.C., the folk singer saw a lack of locations, similar to what he grew up with in New Zealand. So, in the winter of 1999, he had an idea to start a folk club. “I had a desire to be involved in a local music scene, similar to that of which I grew up with, whereby beginning musicians could acquire confidence in performing,” he said. “My mandate was and continues to be, to bring local performers of folk/ acoustic music to a local Richmond/Lower Mainland audience.” As the Steveston Folk Guild has evolved over the years, so has the calibre of performers McArthur has been able to attract. Over the past decade, McArthur has drawn performers from across the province, San Francisco, Seattle and as far as the U.K. There has been a wonderfully eclectic and talented pool of musicians who have graced the Britannia Heritage Shipyard stage. Names such as Britain’s Mike Silver, Maddregaeluse Muse, Tim Readman, Pancho & Sal, Just Duets, Tom Rawson, Paul O’Brien and Highrise Lonesome are just some of the many performers the Folk Guild draws. As to what he believes the Steveston Folk Guild means to Richmondites, McArthur said: “I think the audiences get an opportunity to hear and appreciate their local performers and get insight into what local and travelling performers bring as far as a variety of musical genres.” He is also thrilled people have embraced the Steveston Folk Guild. “We get a full house every month. That is evidence that many people here share my love of folk/acoustic music,” said McArthur. He is also one of the organizers of the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society Music Series, which is held in the historic cannery throughout the summer every Friday evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Steveston Folk Guild shows start at 7:30 p.m. and run on the third Thursday of every month at the Britannia Heritage Shipyard, 5180 Westwater Dr. Tickets are $8 at the door and children under 12 are free. 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Richmond deﬁnes ‘sustainable’ as development that strengthens social institutions and values, enables a vibrant, innovative and resource efﬁcient economy, and protects and enhances ecological resources to ensure that these continue to provide valuable services for all. As residents of Richmond, the City would like to hear from you and your feelings on the above noted items. It’s OUR city, let’s join the discussion by going to: http://www.richmond.ca/services/planning/projects/OCPupdate. html Q I wear a full upper denture. I have eight front teeth left on the bottom. I was told I require a lower partial denture to aid in eating, why? At present I eat ﬁne. A By maintaining this conﬁguration you are requiring the remaining eight teeth to do the work of the original sixteen teeth. You will prematurely loosen the lower remaining teeth because of the excessive loading. Your front teeth were meant to incise or cut, not to grind your food. The other consequence of chewing on your front teeth is destruction of the bone on the upper front portion of your gums; causing mushy gum. Once this occurs, the damage is difﬁcult and expensive to repair. The upper denture becomes mobile and unstable. Eating then, even with a partial is compromised. In this case prevention is a better solution. If you have any questions regarding this or any other denture related subject, please call for a free consultation at our ofﬁce to discuss solutions that may be right for you. Q I am selling my own house, and do not know what legal aspects are involved in it. At what point should I contact you, and what's your role in the sale? 02231196 What is an OCP and how does it affect Richmond homeowners? Q Why doesn’t my Commercial General Liability policy provide coverage for claims against me for errors and omissions and or defective workmanship? EXPERT MERIDIAN SOUTHWEST MORTGAGE GROUP LTD. 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A proper strength and conditioning program can help to strengthen your muscles, joints and connective tissues allowing you to better withstand the impact of long distance running. Sometimes there are also flexibility and mobility issues surrounding the hip and knee that can be addressed with proper stretching, foam rolling, and corrective exercise techniques. You can still maintain your stamina with a reduction in running volume by incorporating more low impact activities such as swimming, biking, or rowing. However, when you start to increase your running volume again, do it progressively on a week by week basis to prevent the risk of re-injury. A A22 February 23, 2011 The Richmond News Sports Big games on the horizon for third ranked Griffins Palmer hosting Mainland quarter-final on Thursday RC Palmer Griffins are on course to collide with other provincial heavyweights when the Lower Mainland “AAA” Championships tip-off today. The third ranked senior boys basketball team in the province will host Van Tech or Steveston-London in quarter-final action on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. A win will set-up a probable final four showdown with fourth ranked Vancouver College on March 3. The other side of the draw features sixth ranked Charles Tupper and top ranked Burnaby South — making this zone qualifying tournament one of the toughest in years. The top five finishers will advance to the provincial tournament — March 15-19 at the Langley Events Centre. The Griffins captured their fifth consecutive Richmond championship last week with an 86-55 win over the Steveston London Sharks. Ranjodh Hare led the way with 18 points and 18 rebounds. Maziar Arjmandi added 14 and Joey Dhillon 13. Point guard Billy Cheng orchestrated the attack with nine assists. Mike Zayas was terrific at the defensive end of the floor and added nine assists. “We are very excited at what lies ahead for us but for now we can celebrate on a great season in the Richmond League,” said Palmer coach Paul Eberhardt. The Griffins opened the city playoffs with a 108-53 win over McNair. Vijay Dhillon led a blanaced attack with 17. Hamed Amiri added 14. Their semi-final battle with Hugh Boyd was a defensive struggle in the early going as Palmer enjoyed a 17-10 advantage after one quarter. The Trojans were able to stay within striking distance until the third quarter when the Griffins built up a 25 point lead en route to an 84-63 win. Once again Dhillon led the charge with 25 points. “Boyd played physical and neutralized our quickness and it took us a while to get our running game going,” noted Eberhardt. The Trojans are competing at this week’s Lower Mainland “AA” Tournament where they have been seeded second and opened play yesterday against Notre Dame. The top two teams advance to the provincial “AA” tournament in Kamloops. The Griffins are now riding a 65-game unbeaten streak against Richmond opponents — a stretch that started back in Feb. 2006. They also dominated the city all-star team with Dhillon and Cheng named coMVPs for the second straight year. Hare and Zayas were selected as first all-stars. They were joined by Max Pecarsky (McMath), Kevin Zhang (Steveston-London) and Tyler Nett (Hugh Boyd). The second team consisted of: Josh Parkes (McMath), Prab Grewal (McNair), Abraham Falls (Richmond Christian), Leslie Tsang (Richmond) and Jimmy Dhillon (Cambie). MARK BOOTH/RICHMOND NEWS McNair Marlins Denise Busayong looks for an open teammate during first round action against Collingwood at the Lower Mainland “AA” Girls Basketball Championships on Monday night. The Marlins won the game 62-43 and were slated to face Windsor yesterday in the quarter-finals. 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Some conditions apply. 01195379 Suite 220 6180 Blundell Rd. :::)<((<)2#7 The Richmond News February 23, 2011 A23 Sports Wildcats work overtime to edge Breakers for jr. boys title ter as Burnett briefly jumped out in front behind the scoring of Alban Shala. The Wildcats were able to answer thanks to Rajiv Dhaliwal’s three-point shooting ability. The Breakers were nursing the lead in the final minute when some solid defensive work by Justin DeGraw and Garth Anderson set the stage for McCaskill to tie the game with 14 seconds left. McMath used the momentum to dominate much of the three-minute overtime period. “This is the hardest I’ve seen this team play. They really had to dig deep,” said McMath coach Karm Sharda. “You don’t often see a game as exciting as this one at the junior level. McMath was deserving of the win,” added Burnett coach Benard Lim. Both coaches are looking forward to this week’s Vancouver and District Championships which the Breakers happen to be hosting. The final tips-off at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. Richmond School District in collaboration with Aberdeen Centre, Nova Food and Richmond News presents MARK BOOTH/RICHMOND NEWS McMath Wildcats erupt as the final whistle blows in their thrilling 57-50 win over Burnett to capture the Richmond Junior Boys Basketball playoff championship. 02117225 The McMath Wildcats worked overtime to capture the Richmond junior boys basketball champions in thrilling fashion. Adding to what has become a terrific rivalry, the Wildcats defeated the host Burnett Breakers 57-50 in front of a large and enthusiastic crowd last Thursday. It was the Breakers first’ loss to a city opponent in regular season and playoff action, however, McMath had defeated its cross-town rivals earlier in tournament play. The Wildcats dominated much of the opening half, building a 24-15 lead at the break thanks to the penetration of guards Andrew McCaskill and Marc AndreHervieux. Post players Matt Perry and George Eliopoulos were also effective in the paint. The Breakers came storming back in the third quarter to narrow the gap to 3835 with eight minutes remaining. Tyrell Samuels led the comeback with eight points, while Brandon Beavis added five. It set the stage for a wild fourth quar- the 4th Annual Fine Arts Fair! Thursday February 24, 2011, 4:00-6:30 Aberdeen Centre 4151 Hazelbridge Way (at Cambie Rd) For more information, visit www.sd38.bc.ca 4:00 Fountain Show, Welcome from MCs Greetings from Stephanie Sy, Award Winning Choreographer, dancer and actress 4:15 Hugh Boyd Secondary Drum Circle 4:30 Richmond Secondary Japanese 12 Singers 4:45 Steveston-London Secondary Singers 5:00 McRoberts Secondary Theatre Troupe 5:15 MacNeill Secondary Junior and Senior Dance Teams 5:30 Alea Andaya RichCity Idol Winner 2010 5:45 Stephanie Sy and Dancers Event Sponsors: 6:00 Richmond Secondary Vocal Jazz Ensemble 6:15 McRoberts Secondary Instrumental Musicians 6:30 Closing Remarks Visit with student artists at the MacNeill Secondary and Steveston-London Schools’ Art Exhibits! ENJOY HUGE SAVINGS - UP TO 90% OFF SIGN UP AT swarmjam.com Don’t miss this year’s outstanding Fine Arts Fair! See you on Thursday February 24 ! Contest Send in a photo of you with your favourite piece of Richmond art (outdoor or indoor). YOU COULD WIN! A one-year membership to the Richmond Olympic Oval or A round-trip Harbour Air ticket to Victoria. The Richmond News will also showcase your photo on their web site for all to see! Four lucky winners will be drawn at random. Contest closes March 14, 2011. Send your name, e-mail address and telephone number along with your photo to: contest@ richmond-news.com 02024347 Student performances at the Aberdeen Fountain Stage: A24 February 23, 2011 The Richmond News Sports "(#) %&)&$&*' -)+#"*( $&! +',% McMath completes perfect run by winning city junior girls title The McMath Wildcats junior girls basketball team coasted to their third consecutive city title last week, defeating Steveston-London in the championship game. The Wildcats completed a perfect regular season with a 9-0 record, outscoring their competition an average of 54-19 points per game. Coach Pete Tyler notes while the team was not pressured much during the season, they will likely see more aggressive competition at the Vancouver and District Championships, Richmond champions McMath Wildcats which his team is hosting this week. Having said that, Tyler is confident The Wildcats roster includes Siobhan his top 10 provincially ranked team will Fernandes, Katrina Tan, Megan Clarke, have an excellent opportunity to win the Danielle Kiss, Camille Robinson, Natasha V&D title on home court. McMath was Magnus, Katrina Tolentino, Emma scheduled to open play yesterday against Partridge, Hilary Schaap, Tara MacKinnon, Carson Graham. The championship game is Charlotte St. Cyr, Kim Herrera and Danica slated for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. Llaneta. , The 2011 Vancouver Sun Run will take place on SUNDAY, APRIL 17 and is open to runners and walkers of all levels, whether alone or as part of a team. 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N Cambie Road Alderbridge Way DL#1054 Model shown is a 2011 Impreza 2.5i 5MT 5-door Touring Package (BG1 TP) with MSRP of $25,345 including freight & PDI ($1,525), documentation fees ($395) and battery and tire tax ($30). **2.9% Lease and Finance APR valid on new 2011 Impreza 2.5i 5MT 5-door (BG1 TP) models for a 24 month term. Financing and leasing programs available through Toyota Credit Canada Inc. on approved credit. Dealers may sell for less. **Offer valid until Feb. 28, 2011. See your local Subaru dealer or www.western.subarudealer.ca for complete details. ▲Ratings of “Good” are the highest rating awarded for 40-mph frontal offset, 31-mph side-impact and 20-mph rear-impact crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) (www.iihs.org). A “Good” rating obtained in all three crash tests plus a “Good” rating in new roof strength testing and the availability of Electronic Stability Control (ESC) (Vehicle Dynamics Control) achieves a 2011 Top Safety Pick. ◆Based on ALG’s 2011 Residual Value Award for any mainstream brand. ††There is one (1) prize to be won consisting of the value of the vehicle leased or purchased. Contest duration is February 15 2011 through June 30 2011. See Richmond Subaru for details and full contest rules.