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WALK

‘I hope the walk will raise awareness and empower those facing this journey.’

and remember for those with Alzheimer Disease who cannot remember for themselves

– Barb Witte

Page 3 This weekend’s walk is a labour of love for Barb Witte, who lost her father to Alzheimer’s just before last year’s inaugural event. SUSAN QUINN/ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

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Witte walks in memory of her father Quickfacts â—† INVESTORS GROUP Walk for Memories is Sunday, Jan. 29 from 11 a.m. to noon. Register at AV Multiplex at 10 a.m. and walk the Bob Dailey track. FMI: walkformemories. org.

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This Sunday, Jan. 29, Barb Witte will be walking in honour of her late father when she takes to the track at Bob Dailey Stadium. Witte is the chairperson for the Investors Group Walk for Memories, which

SD 70 ‘filling’ blanks over new ADSS WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

The issue of fill on the site of the new $60 million high school on Roger Street in Port Alberni has reared its head again. Officials from School District 70 and Yellowridge Construction conducted a tour of the site on Tuesday. And SD70 secretary treasurer Jerry Linning gave an update of the project at Tuesday’s school board meeting. District officials are tight-lipped about exactly how much more fill there was, if they are going to have to pay more and where the money will come from. The matter arose last year when Ted Walton’s company was hired by project contractor Yellowridge Construction to remove 36,775 cubic metres of fill and bring in 13,800 cubic metres of rock. Walton subsequently

removed 100,000 cubic metres more fill than his contract called for, he said. Yellowridge paid $1.8 million to Walton, who said he was owed more than $1 million more for excess fill removal. Another contractor was brought in and the remaining fill removed. The school is scheduled to open for the first day of school this September as planned, Linning said. But the issue of the fill never went away. The matter is the source of continued negotiations between the district and Yellowridge, Linning said. He wouldn’t confirm the amount of fill estimated or taken out. Nor would he confirm if the $1 million bill from Walton was the subject of the discussions with Yellowridge. “We’re in negotiations and I’m not going to discuss those figures,� he said. Continued / 6

takes place at 11 a.m. She started the event last year after seeking information on Alzheimer Disease following her father’s diagnosis. She saw a link for the walk on the Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s website, and after discovering there was no such event in Port Alberni, decided to start one.

“I went to the website to try and understand what was happening to him as well as what to expect,� Witte said. Last year the walk raised $10,000 for Alzheimer’s research and support. This year Witte hopes to raise $12,000. “I hope the walk will raise awareness and

empower those facing this journey,� she added. This year’s walk is being held in honour of the late Deach Tetarenko, who died from Alzheimer’s in 2010. Tetarenko’s wife Kathy and other family members will participate in the walk on Sunday. The Tetarenkos

participated in Alzheimer Society of B.C. support groups with Deach’s mother and then through his own diagnosis. Also this year, retired Port Alberni teachers Robin and Jory Mitchell are the honourees for the Greater Vancouver walk. Robin Mitchell has

been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. The public is welcome to collect pledges and participate in Port Alberni’s walk. For information, to register, or donate visit www. walkformemories.com or call Barb Witte at 250-723-6016.

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Local boat in TV spotlight BUSINESS: | TV host orders fish boat in Alberni. WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

The host of a B.C. sportsfishing show needed a boat for his internationally syndicated program so he looked to an Alberni Valley boatbuilder to provide it. Mark Pendlington is the host of Sportfishing B.C., which airs on CHEK Television on Sundays. Pendlington has ordered one of three 17-foot fibreglass boats made by Fiber Pro Boats owner Mike Bouchard. “It’s built differently and I like it,� Pendlington said. The boat will be used during the filming of his upcoming season, and plans to work with Bouchard’s company for another two years, he said. Pendlington says he is planning on shooting some shows in Tofino, Nootka Sound, as well as

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Alberni boat builder Mike Bouchard shows the first boat he built in 1981. Bouchard is building a similar boat for a television fishing show host.

in the North Island using the boat. In 1997, angler Chris Barker took him out fly fishing on one of Bouchard’s boats outside of Tofino. Pendlington says he was immediately impressed. “Other boats were all geared up and using 300 horsepower motors,� he said. “We were using a 60 h.p. and handling just as well. “Up to then those kind of boats didn’t

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Bouchard, 62, recently moved to Alberni from Campbell River. His wife is from the Valley and he has a better work facility on Second Avenue, he said. Resorts in Alaska and Washington State use his boats. And the RCMP use them for sea rescue training. Bouchard and his son Kevin build three different models of Stinger boats from Bouchardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own

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design mould. He also uses predominantly fibreglass as opposed to wood, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My boats are a big investment but they last,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I build them so they can be handed down.â&#x20AC;? He started building boats 30 years ago, and began building his own line in 1988. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyone else was taking care of the commercial fleet so I started taking care of the little guys,â&#x20AC;? Bouchard said. The business does both manufacturing and repairs. Depending on how the opportunity pans out he may eventually expand and hire a couple more employees, he said. Originally from Timmins, Ont., Bouchard followed his father, who is a miner, and has lived in New Brunswick, PEI and California before moving to B.C. in 1975. He took woodwork in school, and later earned master carpenter, journeyman cabinet maker and shipwright credentials. He built his first boat in 1981.

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Hotel tenants win eviction reprieve Police hunt for WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON

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Tenants at the Rusty Anchor Inn in Port Alberni have won a reprieve from an eviction notice that would have seen them lose their housing within three days. The eviction notice delivered to tenants Jan. 21 and signed by building owner Chris Ashby said: “We are sorry to inform you that due to safety issues occurring Friday night, as

well as several other safety risks, the Rusty Anchor Inn is giving eviction notice to all of its tenants. “Please have keys returned and personal items removed by Jan. 23.” In November, one room was damaged and others smoke and water damaged after a blaze at the hotel that fire officials said could have been caused by human

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error. And last Friday, firefighters doused a small fire in the hotel lobby that appears to have been intentionally set. The tenants still have to move but the deadline for them to leave has been extended, Ashby said in a telephone interview on Jan. 24. “We’ve decided to allow them to stay

until the end of the month now,” he said. The hotel has 20 rooms and there are six to 10 tenants on the rental role. Ashby decided eviction was his only option after discussing recent fires with his insurance adjuster. At the hotel, manager Olivia Simon led a walkabout and showed a News

reporter the extensive damage to rooms. Doors damaged by the fire no longer lock and have to have padlocks, which doesn’t bode well at night, she said. One entrance door no longer locks properly. The room damaged by a November fire remains behind safety tape. Some tenants still live in the hotel and are finding accommodation. It’s not them causing the problem, Ashby said. Squatters descend on the hotel at night and use several un-rented rooms. Now room doors are drilled shut but there are signs of attempted forced entry. There are crack pipes in some rooms. And in one room, a toilet overflows with vomit and feces. reporter@alberrnivalleynews.com

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Another senior citizen in Port Alberni has been the target of a home invasion. Police were called to a residence in the 2500 block of 10th Avenue at 6 p.m. on Tuesday night (Jan. 24). There, they found an 84-yearold man who’d been robbed, Alberni Valley RCMP Cpl. Jen Allan said. CHEK News reports that the victim’s name was Ed Schutte. Schutte said he answered the door after the bell rang and was confronted by a male who pushed the elderly man to the ground, took his wallet and rummaged through other areas

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of the home before fleeing. Family members said the suspect held a knife to Schutte’s throat. RCMP brought a police dog in to track the suspect but never found him. The suspect is described as being Caucasian, 40-50 years old and wearing dark clothing. The incident is similar to two others that have occurred this month, and has investigators from three different branches of the RCMP working to solve. On Jan. 8, Reino Koivunen, 83, was robbed in his home. And on Jan. 13, Marvin Hankins, 75, was found dead in his Fourth Avenue home. Police haven’t established links between the incidents but there are similarities, Allan said. “Each victim was a senior citizen, they lived alone and they were robbed of items.” The crimes are unusual because seniors are usually victims of fraud by telemarketing schemes, Allan said. “This is not typical of Port Alberni,” she said of the three incidents. Allan would not say if there is a new breed of criminal in the Valley, or if criminals here have resorted to a new method.

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Two Maanulth member nations are another step closer to joining the AlberniClayoquot Regional District as full voting members and others could follow, district administrator Russell Dyson said. ACRD directors met with officials from the Huu-ay-aht and Ucluelet First Nations as well as staff from the Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs

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NEWS The Alberni Valley News is published every Friday by Black Press Ltd., 4656 Margaret St., Port Alberni, B.C. V9Y 6H2. Phone: (250) 723-6399. Fax: (250) 723-6395. Classifieds: (250) 310-3535. The Alberni Valley News is distributed free to 9,800 households in Port Alberni, Cherry Creek, Sproat Lake and Beaver Creek. The Alberni Valley News is Vancouver Island owned and operated.

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Attention misdirected Port Alberni business owner Chris Ashby has been criticized this week after evicting tenants with little notice so he may fix damage his hotel suffered in a pair of fires. He has been castigated in social media for using the fires as an excuse to evict low-income tenants, potentially throwing them on the street for lack of accommodation. There is no question that Port Alberni’s housing situation is dismal, especially for low income and hard-tohouse residents. This is not a new problem, however. It does illustrate an ongoing dilemma in Port Alberni that needs to be rectified. Is it fair for society to point the fingers at landlords who tire of having to renovate their property from misuse and abuse? Is it fair of us to put the blame squarely on the shoulders of private enterprise? We say no; this is a community problem and municipal fortitude is required. A tour of some of the hotel rooms occupied by squatters revealed kicked in doors, junk on the floors and toilets overflowing with vile contents because they had been used despite the plumbing being turned off. While the hotel owner must take accountability for the lack of security, he deserves the opportunity to fix his private property. He has the right to evict his tenants for safety and liability, and it is truly unfortunate that he has been forced to do so under these conditions. He has said legitimate tenants can move back in once the work is complete; he has said nothing publicly about rent increases, but has been accused of doing so. Until proven otherwise, he deserves the benefit of the doubt.

Questioning U.S. ‘environmentalists’ TOM FLETCHER B.C. Views

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ICTORIA— Federal Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver set off a loud, but poorly informed debate as environmental hearings began into the Enbridge proposal to pipe Alberta oil to the seaport at Kitimat. Oliver’s open letter blasted foreign-funded environmental groups that “threaten to hijack our regulatory system to achieve their radical ideological agenda.” This letter was seized upon by critics and the media, and misrepresented as an attack on anyone who opposes the pipeline or further expansion of the Alberta oil sands. Of course all opponents aren’t foreign or radicals. That was made clear when the Enbridge hearings opened in the Haisla village near Kitimat.

Haisla members told the throng of out-of-town professional protesters to sit down and shut up. They don’t need selfappointed urbanites to speak for them. The fact of foreign funding is no longer questioned, thanks to research by B.C. blogger Vivian Krause, primarily from U.S. tax returns. Three years after I first wrote about her work, it is finally part of the national conversation. What is the foreign-funded agenda? Oliver put it this way: “No forestry. No mining. No oil. No gas. No more hydroelectric dams.” Here are three notions that have become entrenched in the urban mind in recent years: Clear-cut logging is by definition bad. Alaska salmon is wild, and thus superior to farmed. Runof-river hydro destroys rivers. All are aggressively

promoted by certain environmental groups. And all are false. On forestry, B.C. media have been spoon-fed by U.S.-backed environmental organizers since Clayoquot Sound in the 1980s, when wealthy Americans first decided to save B.C. from itself. Greenpeace founderturned-critic Patrick Moore was in Victoria last week to speak to the Truck Loggers’ Association. He pointed out that North American “green building” standards reward locally sourced concrete and steel, but not wood. Why? Because big international organizations like Greenpeace and Sierra Club are so invested in opposition to logging, they end up backing environmentally destructive policies. On oil, the debate has been dumbed down to the point where even movie

‘The fact of foreign funding is no longer questioned.’

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stars can participate. Protesting a pipeline from Alberta to the U.S., Hollywood darling Robert Redford recited the usual talking points about the “tar sands scourge.” Alberta oil sands can be seen from space, Redford moaned. So can Venezuela oil sands, a major U.S. source. So can Redford’s vast Utah ranch and ski resort development. Redford parrots the claim that oil sands extraction produces three times the greenhouse gases of conventional oil. This is the big lie of “tar sands” campaigners. Three quarters of emissions from all crude are generated when the refined fuel is burned by things like Redford’s limo, or the airline for which he voiced TV commercials. The Alberta government reports that average emissions from oil sands crude are 107 grams per megajoule, slightly more than U.S. Gulf Coast crude at 104. California heavy crude comes in higher, at 114. Continued / 9

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Foreign funding is nothing new From / 8 And if carbon is the issue, what about U.S. coal mines that tear the tops off mountains and run the longest trains in world history to feed the country’s 600plus coal-fired power plants? Where is Redford on that? And hijacking the regulatory process? Look no further than the Dogwood Initiative, an obscure Victoria outfit that admits to taking about 40 per cent of its funding from U.S. sources. Its “mob the mic” campaign signed

up 1,600 people to speak at the Enbridge pipeline hearings. Among the signatories are “Cave Man” and “Jonathan Seagull.” But wait, aren’t oil, power and aquaculture companies foreign funded? Certainly some are. The difference is, they create jobs. Professional protesters destroy them. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com

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From Mags Storch Hmmm, well I find it both pitiful and a major disgrace—against any kind on human being—to wait for a year to get a slap in the face! I will ponder more on the situation.

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Mailbag: Feedback on news items Bring back the watches To the Editor, Re: Home invasions in Port Alberni. We as a community need to watch out for each other better. I heard that Neighborhood Watch is no longer in Port Alberni. Maybe it is time to bring it back. Wes Michalenko, via Facebook

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From Peggy Tate Re: Former You can comment on Seattle cop who any story you read @ killed NCN carver escapes fed charges, www.albernivalleynews.com posted on www. albernivalleynews. com. It’s a very sad day for sure that justice of an innocent man was not given to him, he was not there to defend himself and those that stood there for him tried. It’s true our Nation definitely feels the racism.

To the Editor, Re: Home invasions in Port Alberni. I would like to take this time to suggest to people that they maybe go over to their elderly neighbours they personally know,or their grandparents or elderly friends and remind them and possibly go over some safety procedures with them. Check their locks and windows and doors and make sure their homes

are secure. At times they can forget about an unlocked door or window, or may need a Post-it note up someplace obvious to remind them to lock the door behind themselves. Keep all doors and windows closed and locked even when home in the daytime. Cari Lees, via Facebook

ET, we know you’re there To the Editor, Astronomers tell us there are at least 200 billion stars in the Milky Way and hundreds of billions of galaxies in the observable universe. (Only the accountant in charge of the U.S. national debt would dare to claim that he understands such huge numbers.) Researchers estimate, on average, there is one planet for each star and a significant percentage of the planets will have earth-like

qualities. By using statistical analysis, only one conclusion can be reached: we are not alone in the universe. I know some naysayer will ask, “If there are intelligent beings out there, why haven’t they contacted us?” The answer, my friend, is painfully obvious. Pretend for a moment that you are a super-intelligent extra-terrestrial. You are analyzing the data collected by a sophisticated surveillance probe that was sent to monitor ‘Earth’. The most recent data shows the earthlings of the dominant ‘civilization’, the United States, are participating in a bizarre ritual. You are informed that this cross between a travelling circus and a gong show is the Republican presidential contenders’ campaign and one of them has

a 50/50 chance of becoming the leader of the most powerful nation on the planet. Wouldn’t you conclude that there is no intelligent life on Earth worth contacting? Lloyd Atkins, Vernon

Canada, we’re duped again To the Editor, Not a minute too soon, the Canadian Forces Base in southern Afghanistan closed down last year, signaling the end of 10 years of active participation in George Bush’s “War On Terror”. Millions of dollars’ worth of military equipment is now being returned home from the landlocked country in shipping containers passing through ports in neighbouring Pakistan. During the past decade news coverage often used the catchphrase “Sands Of

Kandahar”, but these words took on a whole new meaning according to a CBC report on Jan. 10. When opening some containers arriving at Montreal, presumably secured with Department Of National Defence seals, personnel discover the military equipment has mysteriously disappeared, and the weight made up by substituting rocks and sand. Much disturbing of dandruff will occur in high places in Ottawa, where the term “military intelligence” has always been something of an oxymoron. Sadly, this reads like an updated version from a Rudyard Kipling novel, documenting Britain’s equally futile attempts to occupy and outsmart Afghanis back in the 19th century. Bernie Smith, Parksville

Letters Mail: Letters, Alberni Valley News, 4656 Margaret St., Port Alberni, B.C. V9Y 6H2 Fax: 250-723-6395 E-mail: editor@albernivalleynews.com Letters should be no longer than 300 words and will be edited. Include your address and phone number (although those won’t be published) and a first name or two initials. We won’t publish anonymous letters, or letters to third parties. We regret that, due to the volume of letters we receive, not all will be printed.

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Gen. 2:24 says “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall become one Áesh.” Mark 10:9 says “ What therefore God has joined together let no man put asunder.” It has become increasingly prevalent in our society that the vows made at an altar between a man and a woman are not honored. We make promises that are compromised when problems arise or temptations come and this has never been God’s design for us. The damage that is incurred, especially if children are involved, is often irreparable. I believe a return to the biblical principles of marriage can help to stem the tide of marriage break-ups and divorces. The Lighthouse is offering the “Love and Respect” series of lessons beginning on Feb. 5 at 6pm. The church is at 4890 Locke Road. For more info call Gordon at 250-724-3862

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Businesses get in on city’s centennial action SUSAN QUINN

and volunteers will ensure an appropriate historical photo from 1912 is provided— either an historical photo of the building or the general area. While this can be time consuming, the museum has dedicated some of its

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The Port Alberni Centennial Committee is offering businesses of today the opportunity to celebrate the businesses of the past with a unique poster campaign. The committee has designed a poster with the 1912–2012 logo and featuring a historical photo of businesses or regions of Port Alberni from 100 years ago. Members unveiled the first two posters last week at Bare Bones Fish & Chips, where owners AC and Steve Evans joined Steve Kalugin from Investors Group in receiving the first two posters. “It’s about awareness of the history and of the centennial,” Jean McIntosh said. “We always recognize when we put up historic photographs, people just dive into them. They love them.”

The impetus for the poster campaign came from a couple of places, she said. Several years ago during heritage week the Alberni Valley Museum ran a similar program, asking businesses to put up

historic photos of their establishments for the week. The committee also thought it would be a good way to get the word out about the centennial while also involving the public. While Investors

Do you have ideas, photos or memorabilia from 1912? Call me at the News, 250-723-6399, e-mail me at editor@ albernivalleynews. com or comment on our website at www. albernivalleynews. com.

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Alberni Valley Museum director Jean McIntosh, left, and city centennial committee members Cathy Bagley and Linda Whiteman, right, kick off a poster program with business owners Steve Kalugin of Investors Group, top left, and AC and Steve Evans of Bare Bones.

Group and Bare Bones were the first two businesses to jump on board, “response has been great,” McIntosh said. The posters are free to businesses that want to sign up. Please call Cathy Bagley at 250-7202522 or e-mail her at Cathy_Bagley@ portalberni.ca. Museum staff

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is widely considered the most prestigious high school wrestling tournament in B.C. and has received recognition across Canada, spokesperson Tom McEvay said. The tournament begins on Thursday, Feb. 2 with weighins for boys and girls in the secondary aged divisions at 6 p.m. at Glenwood. The Alberni Invitational tournament action will run all day on Friday, Feb. 3 from 9 a.m. to

8:30 p.m. at the Alberni Valley Multiplex. The semi-finals go at 7 p.m. The rest of the preliminary matches begin Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Medal matches will start at 10 a.m. The finals in the schoolboy/ girl division (Gr. 6-8) and cadet (Gr. 9-10) will start at noon. The Juvenile (Gr. 11-12) finals run 2:30-3:30 p.m. There is no cost for spectators (except finals are by donation).

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Fir Park Village celebrates 31st ORLANDO DELANO

that everybody in the SPECIAL TO THE NEWS community rejoiced. It was a major Fir Park Village, the accomplishment for home of 65 permanent a dedicated group residents and more of volunteers, led than 15 participants by Walter Behn, of the day care president of services, is the board of operated by directors and the Albernia group of Clayoquot committed Continuing directors who Care Society. made the On Jan. 26, community 1981, the doors dream a reality. of the Alberni Terry HARRY Valley’s first Whyte was STEELE long term care hired as the home opened its doors administrator of Fir to welcome the first Park Village at the 67 residents. end of 1980. He opened The opening of the home with dozens this home was news employees. One of

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those staff members was Sina Whipp, currently working as the adult day services co-ordinator. “In 1981 I was hired as a care attendant and later on I worked in the program department for a while,” Whipp recalls. “I still remember the day we toured the building for the first time, which was still under construction,” she says. Whipp became program co-ordinator after the passing of Lois Whiteman in 2001, and also took over the co-ordination of the adult day

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Sina Whipp goes the distance with Fir Park, now serving as program co-ordinator.

services. “Fir Park Village has done lots for me, not only helped me to raise my family, but thanks to the residents and co-workers, I have learned to love

life and not just to get locked into materialistic things,” Whipp said. “I have made friends for life in this place. The residents, some of them my friends, have given me wise

advice and I consider their words great life lessons,” she added. Whipp, who plans to retire this year, is one of four other members of the Fir Park Village staff who began working here in 1981. Harry Steele has lived in Fir Park Village for the past four years and now leads the residents council as its president. “We meet once a month and work on issues that concern our wellbeing,” he says. “This is a nice place to live, although I have never lived in another seniors home before; I find it very good. There are visitors and entertainers and we always have something to take part in,” he adds.

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◆ MARCH 6, 1981 Health Minister Jim Nielsen officially opened Fir Park Village. ◆ HAROLD LASHLEY was the first president of the Fir Park Village Residents Council. ◆ ADULT DAY services opened in 1981. ◆ MURIEL MCLEAN lived in Fir Park Village until her death on Jan. 5, 2005 at the age of 107, ◆ SENIOR OLYMPICS for long-term care home residents were held in Port Alberni for 12 consecutive years. ◆ THE RESIDENTS council sold its old bus to Abbeyfield for $1 in 2002.

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◆ Seniors “Therapeutic Touch” program will start at Heritage Place on Jan. 31. Judy White will conduct the session. ◆ Fred Tromans, resident of Abbeyfield, will celebrate his 100th birthday Feb. 7. ◆ Thanks to donations by the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 293 and other sources, Abbeyfield is enlarging its dining room area. They are still looking for a donation of a large fridge. ◆ Rainbow Gardens has a “karaoke and ice cream” event every Thursday at 2 p.m. ◆ Next Happy Times Tea is Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 1 p.m. (United Church Hall) ◆ The residents of Heritage Place will host the annual “Valentine’s Day Tea” on Feb. 14. Abbeyfield residents are invited to the tea. ◆ A talent show is at Rainbow Gardens on Wednesday, Feb. 29 at 1:30 p.m.


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Newly installed executive committee for the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #293 from left to right: Graham Fox, Barrie Ward, Shirley Hartman, Rick Primeau, Monty Elliston and Willem Groeneveld.

Installing ofÀcer Judy Davies congratulates Elsie Forbes as this years Sergeant at Arms for the Ladies Auxiliary, she was led to the front by Wayne Moore, Sergeant at Arms for the Legion Branch #293. Tseshaht elder Kathy Robinson gets a big hug from her great granddaughter Mary, 4. The elders were given a Chinese food lunch on Tuesday for the Chinese New Year.

Installing ofÀcer Judy Davies swears in Lettie Higgins as president of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #293 Ladies Auxiliary on Sunday January 22.

First Nations Elders Celebrate Chinese New Year Installing ofÀcer Jim Diack congratulates in coming Legion Branch #293 president Tim Murphy.

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THE ARTS Rollin calls for applications for 2013 artists’ exhibitions

MUSIC / Chris Ronald at Char’s. 23 THEATRE / Suds tickets on sale now. 23

Bringing life to Backyardigans SUSAN QUINN ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

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Visual artists, take note The Rollin Art centre is now accepting applications from visual artists to submit an application to exhibit their work in the fine arts gallery during the 2013 calendar year. Application forms are available at the Rollin Art Centre. Deadline is April 30. Please call 250-724-3412 for more info.

Watercolour painting Echo Centre will be offering a new

class for beginners in watercolour painting, instructing complete beginners and those in need of a refresher. Explore and learn the basic skills and techniques of watercolour painting in a relaxed environment. Eight sessions run Tuesday, Jan. 31 to March 20 from 1:30–3 p.m. Cost is $55. Supply list available at Echo Centre. Call 250-7232181.

Persian music at Char’s Char’s Landing will host a charity concert featuring Darya Persian Music Ensemble on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. Families are

welcome for this free cultural event, sponsored by the Grat Canadian Video Network. The program will feature tasnifs and instrumental music in the modes of Bayat-e Esfehan and Bayat-e Tork, with poetry by Rumi, Attar and other mystical poets. The Rollin Art Centre gallery is located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street and is wheelchair accessible. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please call 250724-3412 for more info. Melissa Martin is the arts administrator for the Community Arts Council.

The Backyardigans are bringing their musical backyard adventures to Port Alberni this Saturday, Jan. 28. Uniqua, Pablo, Tyrone, Tasha and Austin usually find something to explore in their backyard; mysteries last just as long as one episode on Nickelodeon. Director and choreographer Patti Caplette and her crew will ensure that television magic comes to life on stage at the ADSS Auditorium (1 p.m.) in The Backyardigans Quest for the Extra Ordinary Aliens. “With the live show we follow the same format of the TV show in that the kids come out in the backyard to play. Someone has an idea that they’re a detective or in our case, a cookie-stealing alien protector,” Caplette said in a telephone interview. “We go with them through their imagination, through other landscapes and places.”

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Backyardigans’ live show director and choreographer Patti Caplette hangs out with the ‘maskateer’ characters behind the scenes for The Backyardigans Quest for the Extra Ordinary Aliens.

The characters are larger than life, Caplette explains. “It’s fantastic to see the audience’s big inhale of breath when they see the characters on stage. They go crazy. It’s wonderful.” The live show features the same voices as the characters children know from the television program, Caplette said. “We felt it was very important to get the exact actors and people who do the Backyardigans

show. Their voices are recognizable.” The travelling show uses CGI animation for background screens; the number of screens depends on the size of the stage, she said. They use ‘maskateer’ performers that are more like a body puppet than a mascot, allowing the people inside to dance and act. “Our shows are designed for family audiences,” said Caplette.

Quickfacts ◆ BACKYARDIGANS performs at the ADSS Auditorium Saturday, Jan. 28 at 1 p.m. Tix: $23.50 at the chamber of commerce.

Tickets to the Backyardigans are $23.50 each and are available at the Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce.

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Tickets on sale for PPDS musical Suds Members of the Portal Players Dramatic Society have been hard at work rehearsing for Suds: the Rocking ‘60s Musical Soap Opera, coming to the Capitol Theatre in February. Tickets are on sale now for this latest production, which opens Feb.

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