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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012 YOUR NO. 1 SOURCE FOR NEWS, SPORTS, WEATHER AND ENTERTAINMENT THENOWNEWSPAPER.COM FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @THENOWNEWSPAPER Surrey’s sultans of swing Members of the Semiahmoo Secondary Grade 8 jazz band wow the crowd with their take on the swing era during Saturday’s Salute to Swing at the South Surrey school. The evening featured a silent auction and performances by the school’s five jazz bands. For more photos from the event, see Thursday’s ‘Now.’ (Photo: GORD GOBLE) Surrey Memorial Hospital Inside Volume 3, Issue 4 ‘I want to teach young deaf children how to play Deaf tourney opens teen’s eyes hockey’ Flood shuts down ER Contractor broke pipe, says Fraser Health Authority Jacob Zinn eek at the Canada Deaf Games in May was an inspirational turning point he now aspires to represent for Kuvin Sadher. Last Canada at the Deaflympics. month he earned a place Jacob Zinn Photo Michael Booth Staff Writer H ockey is a game most Canadians take as a birthright. We grow up loving the game and immerse ourselves in it from a young age. Video cameras record children on skates for the first time; parents arise at ungodly hours to take their kids to early morning practices; and most youngsters fantasize about hearing the roar of the crowd after scoring an important goal. Now imagine how these heartwarming Canadian traditions would seem if e f your focus; if you couldn’t understand what the coach was teaching in those early morning practices; if you couldn’t hear the roar of the crowd? Imagine the challenges faced every day by deaf kids trying to play the game they love? Kuvin Sadher knows. The North Delta teen has been in love with hockey ever since he was a toddler. He started playing the game when he was six and immediately ran into a big problem: skating involves balance, a sense that is centred in the ears. Born deaf, Sadher had to teach himself how to stay upright on the blades but to do so h h d B1 rep hockey team he says the most discouraging part about learning the game was the fact there were more practices than games. “The hardest part was learning to skate and balancing,” the 17-year-old Burnsview Secondary student recalls. “I don’t know when I finally stopped thinking about balancing. It came slowly. “Yes, I was frustrated at times. It was always practices and no games. My dad pushed me and supported me, telling me not to give up. When we finally got to play a game it was great Wh I Possabilities Look inside today’s ‘Now’ for your latest dose of inspiration. Viewpoint Letters Sports Classifieds 12 13 41 44 The bottom floor of Surrey Memorial Hospital flooded around 9 a.m. Monday when a pipe burst, spreading muddy water 18 inches deep throughout the emergency room, X-ray unit and Rapid Assessment Zone. Twenty-five ER patients were relocated within SMH and incoming patients were triaged to other hospitals, including Peace Arch Hospital and Royal Columbian Hospital, as well as the Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre. No injuries were reported as of press time Monday. Jennesa Reddekopp was in the waiting room when she and about a dozen other patients were The Fraser Health Authority says an excavator struck a water pipe Monday morning, causing told to evacuate because water was rushing a massive flood that spurred the evacuation of Surrey Memorial Hospital’s emergency room. down the hallway. see WATER BUILT UP › page 3 Crews are still assessing the extent of the damage. (Photo: JACOB ZINN) CASH BONUS ON JEWELLERY WITH THIS COUPON Expires Nov. 30 ‘12 SILVER, DIAMONDS AND COINS TOO! Canada’s trusted neighbourhood gold buyers SURREY NOW OPEN ! 604.582.GOLD(4653) 120-10362 King George Hwy %8.319 78!2(3' "4#2&6# 5 *40 +-4#2&6# 5 *.! )$81,/ VANCOUVER 604-876-GOLD(4653) NORTH VANCOUVER 604.984.GOLD(4653) RICHMOND 604.273.GOLD(4653) VICTORIA 250.385.GOLD(4653) 112012 North Delta’s Kuvin Sadher ttled through frustations lay the game he loved Now contributor Twitter @jacobzinn on North Delta’s midget

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