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›INBRIEF Police find stolen truck in east Ladner field Delta Police were on patrol Sunday (Feb. 26) when they observed a Chevy pickup truck stuck in a field in the 9000 block of Burns Dr. Investigation revealed the vehicle had been stolen from Langley, at which time a suspect who was found with the vehicle was arrested and transported to Delta Police headquarters, where he was held for court —Staff writer

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Paul Steer, president of the Delta Teachers' Association, says the provincial government's move to legislate teachers back to work erodes teachers' bargaining rights. Teachers across B.C. voted on whether to take strike action or not this week. Christine Lyon photo

Labour dispute intensifies Teachers talk full-scale strike as B.C. government tables back-to-work bill CHRISTINE LYON REPORTER

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s the provincial government this week tabled legislation that would suspend all strike action, Delta teachers and their colleagues across the province voted whether or not to escalate their ongoing job action. Paul Steer, president of the Delta Teachers' Association, said walking off the job would send "an unequivocal message to government that teachers are not going to accept what is really a cynical political tactic by the government." On Tuesday (Feb. 28), the Labour Relations Board gave B.C. teachers a green light to legally strike for up to three days next week. Teachers voted on the matter Tuesday and Wednesday, with results released after the Leader's deadline. Also on Tuesday, Education Minister George Abbott introduced the "Education Improvement Act." The legislation imposes a six-month "cooling-off period" and sets up appointment of a mediator to look at non-monetary issues such as class size and composition. Steer called the move to legislate "excessive," "unnecessary" and "unreasonable." "The purpose of the legislation is to erode teachers' bargaining rights," he said. "It forc-

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es us into an artificial mediation process. "[The job action] has been legal since day one. Teachers have bent over backwards to make sure they are abiding by essential services legislation," he added. Abbott's back-to-work decision came after the release of a report by assistant deputy minister for industrial relations Trevor Hughes, stating a negotiated settlement between the B.C. Teachers' Federation and the government's bargaining agent, the B.C. Public School Employers' Association, would be unlikely. Abbott's legislation extends the current teacher contract terms until the end of August, imposing the government's twoyear "net zero" wage mandate that most other government unions have agreed to voluntarily. It gives a yet-to-be-named mediator until June 30 to seek agreement on issues other than pay and benefits, such as class size and composition. The legislation also puts in place a new fund to address class size and special needs support, to respond to a court decision last year that said those issues were taken out of teacher contracts without adequate consultation. It provides $30 million extra this year, $60 million next year and $75 million each year after that, amounts the BCTF has rejected as far too little. "Teachers will be upset, but in some

cases they will be relieved," Abbott said after announcing the plan to legislate. "The union leadership will take a dim view of it, but I will not let a dispute among adults affect kids." Teachers in B.C. have been taking part in limited job action since September, when contract talks between the B.C. Teachers’ Federation and the province’s bargaining agent, the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association, broke down last summer. Teachers have been without a contract since June. For Delta Board of Education Chair Dale Saip, news that B.C.'s teachers will be legislated back to work is unfortunate, but it is of the "utmost importance" the school system returns to normal, he said. "In recognizing that the kids have to be put first, I think we need some solution," Saip said. "Sometimes tough decisions need to be made, and I think they're being made." In Delta, Saip said teachers have tried their best to work within the bounds of the job action, but said students have been affected. "I think it has affected the way our system works. I know it's put added pressure on resources and on the administrators," he said. "We'll let the adults fight it out, and in the meantime we'll get the kids looked after." —With files from Tom Fletcher

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Delta will soon be tapping into its famous sunny weather to lessen its carbon footprint when heating community swimming pools. Long known to have, on average, more hours of sunshine than most other Lower Mainland communities, three of Delta's public pools will benefit from solar hot water systems. The Corporation of Delta will use $348,000 from Canada’s Gas Tax Fund to integrate the systems into three existing pools: the indoor pool at the Ladner Leisure Centre, and outdoor community pools in North Delta and Ladner. “Delta continues to build on the success of our solar hot water system at Municipal Hall,” said Mayor Lois Jackson at an announcement Wednesday (Feb. 22) at Ladner Leisure Centre. “We are so pleased to have the support of the federal government and UBCM to build on our success and bring greater attention to this technology throughout our community. It is critical we continue with initiatives that demonstrate sustainable and renewable energy such as solar hot water technology.” —Staff writer

Rotarians in search of outstanding youth Delta's Rotary Clubs are asking for the public's input to nominate local youngsters for its fourth annual Delta Rotary Youth Awards. Delta youth, aged 10 to 18, may be nominated for recognition in any one of four categories— Compassion and Empathy, Inner Strength, Helping Hand, and Global. Nomination forms can be downloaded at www.clubrunner.ca/ladner, or for a form and more info contact Tsawwassen Rotary club president Leslie Abramson at abramson@telus.net or call 604-946-0672. The awards presentation will take place May 12 with a dinner and ceremony at the Delta Town & Country Inn. —Staff writer

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Ladner teen vies for national pageant title Recent Delta Secondary school grad among the finalists for Miss World Canada 2012 CHRISTINE LYON REPORTER

Kiana Passmore, 18, is in the running to be Miss World Canada. Contributed photo

Growing up, Ladner resident Kiana Passmore remembers gathering around the TV with her family to watch the glitz and glamour of the annual Miss World pageant. Part of the fun was commenting on each contestant's choice of evening wear. Those comments and critiques will be front of mind for Passmore when she selects her own gown to wear onstage during her first national pageant this

spring. The 18-year-old Delta Secondary grad is a finalist for Miss World Canada 2012. She will compete for the title with other young women aged 17-24 from across the country at a crowning gala May 13 at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond. "I'm very optimistic about where this is going to take me," Passmore says. "I want to be a very inspiring role model." Passmore is a familiar voice in South Delta. The singer has performed at a number of local fund-

raisers and events over the years and, outside the community, she has also performed at the Merritt Mountain Music Festival and was a top 10 finalist for a Beat 94.5 radio station contest. Not surprisingly, when it comes to the talent portion of the pageant, Passmore will likely be armed with a microphone. All the Miss World Canada finalists are tasked with raising money for Variety–The Children's Charity in advance of the crowning gala. It's a charity Passmore,

an active volunteer, has been involved with for many years, and she has come to know the kids who benefit from her fundraising efforts. Passmore is planning fundraising events in March to raise money for

Variety, and is also seeking sponsors to support her bid for the Miss World Canada crown. The winner of Miss World Canada will receive an all-expense paid trip to Ordos in China to compete in the Miss World

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could be lost, and the cleanup could take a very long time. VAFFC’s project director, Adrian Pollard, says that YVR needs to diversify its jet fuel supply. I agree that is why a pipeline t o t h e C h e r r y A rendering shows the proposed marine fuel Point Refinery facility on the Richmond side of the South Arm of is so important the Fraser River. Contributed image because they make 2.5 million Canada says the proposal is an gallons of jet fuel every day. unacceptable risk to the Fraser The 230,000 barrels of crude oil River estuary and they are right. the refinery receives comes from A pipeline to the Cherry Point Alaska, the Middle East and West is a stable and acceptable option Africa. Most people would agree for dealing with the jet fuel needs that the economic benefits from a of the Vancouver International successful airport are enormously Airport for the foreseeable future. important to the region and that The VAFFC should sell the land is why a stable and reliable source they bought on the banks of of jet fuel is needed from a stable the Fraser River years ago and and reliable source like the Cherry abandon the idea of a marine Point refinery. terminal and 80 million litre jet The VAFFC proposes to ship fuel tank farm and be responsible Panamax tankers up the relatively neighbours to the people of shallow Fraser River with dangers Richmond. along the way like log booms, The time has come for smart, fishing boats, pleasure craft, high responsible choices, not illand low tides, strong currents, a conceived choices based only on commuter tunnel (George Massey profits. Tunnel) and other untold risks. Carol Day, This does not guarantee a reliable Richmond supply of jet fuel. Environment Minister) Kevin Falcon's flippant query, "Why are we even in the liquor business?" I ask, why are we even in the lottery business? Okay, right, it's a cash cow that helps balance the books.

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EDITORIAL

Mother Nature always has the last laugh It may not be nice to fool Mother Nature, but it seems Mother Nature has no problem fooling with us. After another rather uneventful, mundane winter without much in the way of snow, or other meteorological catastrophes to make us cower in our condos and leave TV weather presenters breathless, signs of spring have been slowly emerging. A few crocuses here, some budding blossoms there, the odd robin hopping on the greening grass listening for worms. And while we’ve yet to enjoy an abundance of afternoons with warm sunshine that bring out short sleeves and smiles all around, as the calendar flips to March, we’re hopeful that we’ll soon be able to put out the patio furniture and clean the grime off the barbeque. So what’s with the snow flurries and frosty temperatures of recent forecasts? We may be ready for spring, but Mother Nature has other ideas—just ask farmers in Ladner and Tsawwassen in September. In fact, that old weather sage The Farmer’s Almanac warned us this would happen. It’s predicting a March that will be a degree colder than average with the “S” word in its forecast through the month’s first week. We’ll finally get the other “S” word— sunny—later in the month. Not that experiencing winter when we should be enjoying the first glow of spring is that unusual in these parts. On April 19, 2008, 2.5 cm of snow fell at Vancouver International Airport, the latest ever on record. But we got off lightly compared to Nanaimo, which was buried by 24 cm of the white stuff. So as we continue to pull on our winter coats, fleecy gloves and warm hats, we must warm to the idea that there’s not much we can do but grin and bear it. The first official day of spring is less than three weeks away. In the meantime, Mother Nature always gets the last laugh. —New Westminster News Leader


South Delta Leader Friday, March 2, 2012

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St. Andrew's Church invites you to participate in a discussion on the future of a new Anglican family and youth ministry in South Delta. When: Saturday, March 3 from 7-9 p.m. Where: Tsawwassen Longhouse Gallery, 1710-56th St. For more information, contact Rev. Dr. Michael Dobson at 604-767-9612.

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shows of the 60s at the Sands Hotel. Featuring George Ellenton. When: Saturday, March 3, 7:30 p.m. Where: Tsawwassen Arts Centre. Tickets $20. Call 604-952-3020. Dress is formal.

> NEW PLAY OPENS

Sidekick Players presents their third production of their 15th season with Visiting Mr. Green by Jeff Baron and directed by Todd-Elliot Gates. When: Thursday, March 8 to Saturday, March 24. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings only. Where: TAC (Tsawwassen Arts Centre). Adults $18, seniors/students $15. Bistro seating. Refreshments available for purchase to enjoy during the show. Reservations highly suggested. Call

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> TRIBAL SPRING

Come out for the inaugural "Tribal Spring Blossom Event" at South Coast Casuals in Ladner Village. This event will be the first time Tribal Sportswear has partnered with a retailer to host an in-store event to celebrate and empower women to look and feel their best. When: Saturday, March 10, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Where: 5028 48th Ave. For more information contact Jill McKnight at 604-946-8590.

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Program. Earthwise is another neighbourhood "green gem" growing hip green culture and delicious organic food at Boundary Bay. The Earthwise Farm Store reopened, Wednesday Feb. 29 from 3-6 p.m. and will be open the following Wednesdays until the spring season starts. Check earthwisesociety.bc.ca for details. Visit the Farm Store for other staples from local, small-scale producers including honey (Westham Island Honey), preserves, organic flours, and mushrooms. And get ready for a variety of local organic gardening opportunities in Delta. Earthwise has allotment plots for community registration. There is a new project at Ladner Community Garden with 46 allotment plots, as well as a children's garden for local elementary class experience. Call 604-946-8654 to register. The Winskill Community Garden and Sungod Community Garden are others to check out or visit. In Ladner, Westcoast Seeds is a partner with Ladner Community Garden Society and is a perfect place to buy your gardening seeds, books and tools. Many Delta neighbours are "green" gardeners, especially since the Corporation of Delta passed a bylaw banning the use of chemical herbicides, insecticides and fungi-

GROUPS & VOLUNTEERS The South Delta Therapeutic Touch Network meets every second Wednesday of the month at the

Natural Comfort Wellness Centre in Tsawwassen. Open to all levels of therapeutic touch and anyone interested in an introduction to this healing modality. For more info and to register please call Selena 604-952-4175 or Frances 604-9481652. The Tsawwassen Early Birds Golf Club is seeking new members. This is a non-profit club for men over 55 who golf twice weekly at the Delta Golf Club located on Hwy 10 in Delta. Membership comes from Tsawwassen, Ladner, North Delta and South Surrey/White Rock. Call membership co-ordinator Rod Douglas at 604-943-7984 for more info.

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Movies, gardening and organic food sales just part of what's on tap in Ladner and Tsawwassen this month s things warm up, a lot is happening in the "Green World." For a start, Gardens of Destiny, the Organic Way is an outstanding film by Tsawwassen film-maker and writer Joceyln Demers. Visit www.mondefilms.com and view the trailer. The film Carol introduces Vignale a Saltspring Island neighbour, Dan Ja s o n , by taking us for a visit to his very special organic garden—a living laboratory for Seed and Plant Sanctuary for Canada. By touring Dan's beautiful and bountiful garden we learn about the value of biodiversity and organic food production for our health and well-being of our neighbourhoods and our planet. Gardens of Destiny is a DVD available at the Tsawwassen Library. The public has an opportunity to meet the director at a special public showing of the film, Wednesday March 14 at 7 p.m. in the Tsawwassen Library (1321A - 56 St.) as part of the Go Green Delta Book+Film

mance Series is pleased to present its next concert. When: Saturday, March 10, 7 p.m. Where: Cedar Park Church, 5300 44th Ave, Ladner. Featuring Delta Community Music School’s Faculty performing a varied program of classical, jazz and music theatre. Tickets ($15) available at the church, 604-946-7410, or at the music school, 604-946-1280. Proceeds will fund music scholarships.

cides for cosmetic purpose. Growing food in your backyard is a big bonus for many in Delta. To learn more about gardening, an Organic Master Gardener Program is offered by Earthwise over six weekend workshops from March 12 to May 28 with a free session March 7. Another important source of green activity is our own Delta Municipal, Climate Action & Environment Department. Environmental initiatives include community gardens, Delta Climate Change Initiatives, solar hot water projects and Trees for Tomorrow. Delta also offers series of free sustainable gardening workshops in spring and summer about composting, vegetable gardening and natural pest control. Local shopping for green, organic and local foods is improving especially with Tsawwassen Thirfty Foods now stocking organic, grassfed beef, as well as the growing selection of organic and local produce and various organic products. Superior Fish Market in Ladner has frozen organic beef and other organic products. As spring approaches have fun getting to know and participating in your green neighbourhood. Carol Vignale is a longtime Tsawwassen resident who strives to maintain a zero waste lifestyle.

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Inspiring event Project Bloom celebrates a fourth year of showcasing the achievements of women

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pring seems like it is just around the corner, and with its sense of renewal, what better way to celebrate International Women's Day than with the South Delta Leader's annual Project Bloom event. Women from diverse backgrounds from across the community will be gathering March 8 at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn to share their experiences and listen to a dynamic list of speakers. Plus, the fourth annual event will help raise funds for KidSport Delta, a non-profit organization that provides grant funding to children aged 18 and under so they can participate in local, organized sports. Delta's chapter just recently had its official launch to achieve that very worthwhile endeavour. The list of speakers at Project Bloom in 2012 features Anna Wallner and Kristina Matisic, hosts of the popular TV series The Shopping Bags. The former television news reporters—who are featured in this edition's cover story—decided in 1999 to branch out on their own and develop a series of programs that harnessed their broadcast talents and curious natures as news reporters. They will share how they accom-

plished the feat to become two recognizable and loved personalities in the realm of consumer TV programming. Canadian Olympic swimmer Annamay Pierse, who is also an ambassador for KidSport, will talk about the challenges she endured to become a record-setting athlete. Her story is on page 16 of this edition. Vancouver obesity specialist Dr. Ali Zentner will discuss her own journey to better health and how society should be treating obesity as a disease, rather than with doses of needless guilt. See her story on page 19. And on page 14, Project Bloom emcee Margo Bates shares her love of the written word and how her grandmother inspired her to become an author. South Delta Leader publisher, Mary Kemmis, said Project Bloom is an event that has captured the momentum of an enterprising community of women in Delta who value making connections and friendships. "In four short years Project Bloom has grown from a small gathering to one of the mustattend events of the year," Kemmis said. "We're very proud to be able to bring so many interesting

Project Bloom enters its fourth year as the community's preeminent way of celebrating the achievements of women on March 8, International Women's Day. Rob Newell file photo

women together to celebrate International Women's Day and to support a great cause." In the pages following the stories featuring this year's Project Bloom speakers, you will find many of them telling their own stories about the positive contributions they have made to the community,

either through their business lives, or volunteerism in the Women in Business feature section. As in past years, Project Bloom has been strongly embraced by the community and tickets for the event have sold out. Look for the March 16, 2012 edition of the South Delta Leader to see

some of the highlights of what is sure to be an inspiring way to celebrate International Women's Day. Plus, there is always the opportunity of attending next year's event. So, be sure the mark March 8, 2013 on your calendar for another inspiring event.

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For the past 43 years the Delta Hospital Auxiliary Society, and its dedicated volunteers, have provided excellent care and comfort for patients at Delta Hospital and residents of Mountain View Manor. Our four, fund-raising business units have enabled the auxiliary to schedule regular programs, and donate millions of dollars for hospital expansion and updated equipment. Our Courtyard Cafe is a welcoming oasis located at the front entrance of Delta Hospital. The auxiliary volunteers are proud to have funded this unique café which is appreciated by staff, visitors and patients.

The key to our success is the dedicated staff who provide excellent daily service and healthy food choices. The Dogwood Gift Shop, also located in the front lobby, is a favourite shopping location for many customers. With consumers ever conscious about price, service and convenience, we excel in all three areas. The handbags, jewelry, accessories, and giftware are always the finest quality, and latest fashion. We also provide a variety of toiletries, hand-knitted items, plus candy, magazines and fresh flowers. Its hours are: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lifeline is a unit of the society that provides families with peace of mind knowing help for their family member is immediate by just using the system’s Personal Help Button. In Delta area we assist 375 seniors and those with disabilities to remain in their homes. Our trained volunteers install the Lifeline equipment and ensure clients are capable and know how to use it. Many calls received by Lifeline are solved by responders, therefore saving B.C.’s health care system unnecessary ambulance calls or hospital visits. Located in the heart of Ladner, the Delta Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop has been popular for those looking for that special

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Driven to succeed Project Bloom speakers Anna Wallner and Kristina Matisic removed 'failure' from their vocabulary to create The Shopping Bags PHILIP RAPHAEL EDITOR

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hen you have a successful career in the competitive business of broadcast news, where do you take your next step to advance? If you happen to be Anna Wallner and Kristina Matisic, you quit your job, pull up stakes and launch into a new genre of television. Oh, first you have to mentally erase the word "failure" from your vocabulary, because the idea is never to look back. If you think that sounds scary, chances are you'd have nods of agreement when discussing what it takes to change career streams. But the duo did just that, and for the better part of a decade they have become well known as The Shopping Bags. Those attending the fourth annual Project Bloom event on March 8 will get the opportunity to hear them speak about their journey from TV news to the then-emerging realm of lifestyle programming. Hosted by the South Delta Leader at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn, the Project Bloom gathering celebrates International Women's Day and raises funds for KidSport Delta which provides grants to children under the age of 18 to play organized sports.

Former broadcast news journalists Anna Wallner (left) and Kristina Matisic opted for the world of consumer-driven television and developed a concept that has seen them build on their Shopping Bags brand. Contributed photo

News the attraction Wallner, 42, said she had originally chosen journalism because she was a news junkie and wanted to be "close to the action." "I was on the debating team in high school in Don Mills, Ontario—I think many people would not be surprised to hear that," she says in a telephone conference call with the Leader. "So, that was probably my first foray into issue analysis and looking into

various angles and deciding how I felt about various issues. But it wasn't again until I did my undergrad degree in political science I really started thinking about it in terms of a career." For Matisic, 43, the lure of news reporting was similar. "Yes, I was interested in news, but I was also interested in television production in general," she says. "I was more interested in the lifestyle and entertainment reporting when I started, and it was a good way into the television

‘There were a lot of naysayers out there saying you two have established careers in journalism. Why are you leaving all that?’ — Kristina Matisic business. "I think I wrote the odd article for the school newspaper (Prince of Wales Secondary), but it wasn't until university when I was getting my masters degree that I took part in a school news program that was half an hour that we put on. That's when I really caught the bug." The two met at Global News, became friends and began to realise they had ambitions beyond the newsroom setting. "We had spent some time in the news business together and just through talking and discussing our larger life goals we wanted to get into business for ourselves, and marry things that we were passionate about like research, product-testing. That's how we hatched the idea for the Shopping Bags," Matisic said. "We

thought, we can do this ourselves. How hard can it be? But if I knew then what I know now I probably wouldn't have gone down that road." "It was a case of not knowing what we didn't know," Wallner added. "And both of us have very strong desires to succeed in general. And I think we made a decision very early on not to fail, and you know, the act of making that decision was a big part of, I think, getting our first show on the air." Matisic added the pair were also driven by the fact people around them couldn't quite come to grips with their decision to leave broadcast news behind them. For a start, they were both award winners. Each was named Broadcaster of Tomorrow by the B.C. Broadcasters Association—in 1997 for Matisic and 1999 for Wallner. Wallner was also nominated for a prestigious Webster Award for work as a health reporter. Skeptics abounded "There were a lot of naysayers out there saying you two have established careers in journalism that are not easy to come by. Why are you leaving all that?" Matisic said. "Lifestyle television? That was the term back then. You're crazy to head out on your own. And so I think we wanted to prove those people wrong. That always drives us. We really believed in our concept and ourselves, and as Anna said, failure was not an option." It was quite a leap of faith in themselves, and each other. But they felt they were a good match. "It's great to be working with somebody who you work so well with because it keeps both of you in check all along the way," Matisic said. They definitely had the determination to make it work. And

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South Delta Leader Friday, March 2, 2012 they had conviction in the route they had mapped out for the show. "We really did believe in the concept," Wallner said. "We did a lot of research. There weren't a lot of shows about shopping. The only thing that was out there was Consumer Reports. And we wanted to put a more fun twist while shopping. And it hadn't really been done before. That's what we focused on and that's what we were determined to sell." The show's development and selling it to a willing broadcaster took time. "The concept came pretty fast. It was getting it on the air that took time. Probably from the very beginning when we were talking about having our own show to getting on the air was three years." Fortunately, they started the ground work for The Shopping Bags while still employed at Global. "Halfway through—we didn't quit right away," Matisic said. "But all the time we thought that if we're gonna make this work we have to give it our all. It really was a sink or swim situation that I think drove us even harder. It was like, we can't go back now with our tails between our legs. So gotta make this work, somehow." Part of that was learning not to take "no" for an answer, Wallner said. And their persistence paid off and The Shopping Bags made it

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to TV—their shows air on W Network and OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network)—giving the two the chance to combine what they enjoy doing the most, doing research and shopping. " I l ov e s h o p p i n g , i t j u s t depends on what we're shop-

‘There weren't a lot of shows about shopping. The only thing that was out there was Consumer Reports. And we wanted to put a more fun twist while shopping.’ — Anna Wallner

ping for," Matisic said, adding she's endured pitfalls commonly encountered by most consumers, such as not getting the right product for the job, or being saddled with those that lack the quality they advertise. That's one of the main reasons they devised the concept of the Shopping Bags and other shows that have branched off from their original idea. "There is a consumer element running through all of them. One is a spin-off from another," Wall-

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ner said. "The Shopping Bags was the first show. Grocery Bags came next, which is essentially a kitchen products, food and cookbooktesting show. Then came Anna and Kristina's Beauty Call which has a makeover element, but is also a shopping and consumer show." What is changing now, as they enter a second decade on air, is that each new incarnation becomes more and more about them, their personalities and relationship. It's something the two are comfortable with—because after all they have endured the crucible of having to cook for some of the best chefs in the business when filming Anna and Kristina's Grocery Bag. So, who's the better cook after three seasons of shows. "Definitely Anna," Kristina said without hesitation. "She always says that," Wallner replied "It's true. She actually always enjoys it and does it (cooking) all the time," Matisic countered "I only do it because I love it," Wallner added. "Every chef we have come across, while they all have cookbooks and very specific recipes with very specific instructions, they always say, kind of like, 'put yourself into it,'" Matisic said. And judging by the success of their Anna and Kristina brand, the two are doing alright. editor@southdeltaleader.com

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We are very proud of our studio & hope that you can take some time for yourself to discover how great life can be when you have an abundance of energy & feel fantastic both inside and out! Drop by for a look around. We’d love to meet you. Offering: Pilates for Men, Women and Athletes - Clinical and Post-Injury Rehabilitation - Total Body Vibration - Trigger Point Bodywork. Specialty programs for: Adults 60+, Osteoporosis, Healthy Back and Joint Replacements

5514 – 12th Ave, Tsawwassen (beside Panago Pizza) www.twconline.ca 604.943.8823


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Northern inspiration

Epicure Selections

White Rock author and PR maven finds humour in everyday situations

I Margo Bates is the emcee for this year's Project Bloom event on March 8 which celebrates International Women's Day. Contributed photo

t was her six-foot-tall, Irishtempered, shotgun-toting, pioneer grandmother who made Margo Bates realize she had a knack for writing. When Bates was 10-years-old living in the Northern B.C. city of Terrace, her grandma, who lived 150 miles away in Telkwa, B.C., gave her an elegant fountain pen with turquoise ink and pink stationery. For the next 35 years, until her grandmother died at age 90, the

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two of them exchanged handwritten letters. "Over all that, I realized I actually had a gift for storytelling," says Bates, an accomplished public relations professional who has published one book, has three more on the way, and is this year's emcee for the Project Bloom event on March 8 at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn which celebrates International Women's Day. The title of her debut novel P.S.

Cindy Chong is the Creative Director and Owner of Click Designs, located in Tilbury Park, Ladner. Click Designs is a full-service branding company that can coordinate all aspects of a client’s marketing plan from website design, brochures, promotional videos, branding, social media and PR event organization. Our goal is to identify the essence of your business in order to effectively promote it online.

Cindy Chong Creative Director/Owner

For instance, events are a great way to help promote your business. Take a video at a product launch party and post it to your Facebook page. The creative avenues of marketing are endless. We will put together a plan that excites you!

Click Designs Inc. 7331 Vantage Way, Delta, BC V4G 1C9 Telephone +1 604 616 4846

To watch our free web tutorials, go to www.clickdesigns.ca

Sharon Shergold

Over the last three years Sharon Shergold has enjoyed being an Independent Consultant with Epicure Selections. Epicure’s herb and spice blends let Canadians enjoy phenomenal flavour without compromising health. Their products contain no trans fats, food dyes, corn syrup solids, little or no added salt and limited, if any, preservatives. Epicure has taught Sharon that preparing nutritious tasty meals and snacks does not have to be as time consuming as it once was. They offer a wide variety of seasonings, dips, and innovative meal solutions to suit anyone’s taste. Add to this our line of kitchenware products.. AND WHAT CAN MAKE MEALTIME EASIER !! Sharon has been a proud member of the community for over twenty years and has always enjoyed meeting old friends and making new ones. She can offer you twenty five years of customer service experience, which has taught her that each person has individual needs and requirements which should never be ignored. To view Epicure Selections full range of products, you are invited to visit our website at: www.epicureselections.com or contact Sharon directly at 604-943-2238 or epicuresls@telus.net Sharon Shergold Independent Consultant epicuresls@telus.net 604.943.2238

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The Delta School District... your choice for learning!

SERVING OUR COMMUNITY, IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE.

Top row (left to right): Deirdre Annett (Director, International Programs), Nicola Christ (Director, Finance), Donna Burke (School Trustee), Val Windsor (School Trustee), Laura Dixon (School Trustee/Vice-Chair of School Board) Bottom row (left to right): Nancy Gordon (Director, Learning Services), Dianne Turner (Superintendent of Schools), Kathy Guild (Director, Special Programs) The Delta School District is proud to have a wonderful team committed to ensuring the best learning environments for our children. We are lucky to have outstanding

women and men working hard towards reaching our ‘Vision’ of being a leading district for innovative teaching and learner success.

Serving the community is more than just being a great financial partner. As a result, we’re always finding different ways to get involved and support the people around us. Over the past five years, we’ve donated money and countless man-hours to local schools, charities and groups. It’s part of our belief that a caring credit union should not only look after its members, but also its community. To learn more call or visit one of our local branches: 5155 Ladner Trunk Road, Delta – 604.501.4210 1319E - 56th Street, Delta – 604.501.4230

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Don't Tell Your Mother refers to the way her grandmother would end her letters if the correspondence contained sensitive subject matter. This book, along with the soon-to-be published The Queen of a Gated Community and the in-progress The Funeral Follower, are inspired by real-life events Bates experienced growing up in Northern B.C. All her books also incorporate humour—a quality Bates has possessed since she was a young girl. "I never got kicked out of class for being naughty," she recalls. "But I did get kicked out for making the other kids laugh." Currently a White Rock resident, Bates explains that she does not write comedy. Her books contain no jokes or one-liners. In fact, the subject matter can be dark at times, delving into themes of death, war and prejudice. But the author manages to find humour in her characters' actions and reactions. Bates is one of the few female humourists in Canada. But she doesn't see the fuss in being a funny woman. "I've been touted a female humourist more times

than I've been touted a humourist," Bates says, adding she's certainly never heard anyone labelled a "male humourist." She chooses to refer to herself simply as a humourist "and the fact my name is Margo Bates is immaterial." In addition to her novels, Bates is also compiling a cook book called Good Cookin' at Marge's Diner ... hundreds served! It will feature "down home" cooking with a bit of French and Asian flair, she says. Readers can try out recipes such as "Don't beef about this meatloaf" and other Northern favourites inspired by the restaurants her family used to own. Today, Bates continues to run her public relations firm Margo Bates Publicity which, over the years, has allowed her to promote a number of high-profile projects such as the BC Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund, the Canadian International Dragon Boat Festival and closing of Burnaby's notorious Oakalla Prison. —Christine Lyon

Inspired Quest

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Ladner Village Hardware

Shelly and Mychia

Ladner Village Hardware 4821 Delta Street, Ladner Tel: 604.946.4833

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Featured Workshop for Women - Inspired Bodies A program that empowers women to love their bodies and teaches them how to BE IN their bodies. This is not a body image course but rather an experiential program that can forever change a woman’s relationship with her body and her health. Activities including drawing, journaling, guided meditations, energy body exercises, and grounding techniques will part of this dynamic workshop.

Shelly began working at Ladner Village Hardware in 2008 as a clerk. She was promoted to manager in 2010 and is an integral part of the business, She enjoys being on the floor and assisting the customers with a variety of issues, with her knowledge of plumbing, electrical, and general hardware. She has seen Ladner Village Hardware receive the Orion Award 2010 for best Hardware Store in all of BC. Shelly enjoys the community of Ladner, and all the support the customers bring to the store.

A Motorcycle Clinic Exclusively for Women! For women who have interest in or own a motorcycle. It’s an afternoon to make new friends, and to learn what it takes to maintain, accessorize, pick up a bike and look hot!

Sunday March 11th 12:30pm - 1:30pm s Complimentary BBQ 1:30pm - 3:00pm s Hands On Seminar Register in person or call:

604-534-6044 8859 - 201 Street s Langley 604.534.6044 www.barneshd .com

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Mychia started out as a part-time clerk at Ladner Village Hardware. She began full-time employment upon finishing school and was further promoted to assistant manager in January 2012. The time Mychia has spent at Ladner Village Hardware has greatly increased her knowledge of general hardware, plumbing, and how a successful business runs. She always tries to make the customers smile as they go through the checkout.

I have for many years been extremely pleased to support the business women of Delta South in their endeavours. I congratulate you all on your achievements. I am honoured to represent you in the Provincial government and welcome the opportunity to present your concerns and issues to Victoria. I look forward to your continued success and both myself and my staff, here and in Victoria, are always available to assist you.

Sarah, Shannon, Nicole, Kelly, Alison, Birgit, Bonnie, Louise, Muriel, Natalie, Crystal

The healthcare team at South Delta Physiotherapy Clinic believes in your body’s potential. We see people of all ages and with all types of needs. Whether you spend your time working or gardening, golfing or with grand kids, we will help you to do the things you love.

Vicky Huntington

Delta South Constituency Office 4805 Delta Street, Delta, BC V4K 1V8 Phone: 604-940-7924 Fax: 604-940-7927 email: vicki.huntington.mla@leg.bc.ca

Parliament Buildings, Room 145 Victoria, BC V8V 1X4 Phone: 250-952-7594 Fax: 250-952-7597 email: vicki.huntington.mla@leg.bc.ca

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KidSport BC ambassador has sights set on London 2012 CHRISTINE LYON

ver resident, explaining she had previously suffered a series of disappointments in the pool. "Most people thought that it was time for me to move on, to stop swimming." But the Edmonton native— a guest speaker at this year's Project Bloom event on March 8—persevered and set her secAnnamay Pierse ond Canadian record soon after. Then, in 2009, Pierse set her first world record in the 200-metre breaststroke at the Canadian Short Course Nationals. "For so long I wasn't the best swimmer and I wasn't

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lympic swimmer Annamay Pierse remembers setting her first Canadian record as one of the proudest moments in her swimming career. It happened at the 2007 Pan American games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Pierse, a breaststroke swimmer, touched the wall, emerged from the water, looked up at the clock and realized she had just achieved a lifelong goal she always knew she was capable of. "There wasn't very many people in the country who believed in me," says the 28-year-old Vancou-

Yvonne McKenna

Raising children can be difficult. Today many families struggle with the ages and stages of their children’s and their own lives. However, there are solutions and strategies that can work for you and your situation.

Yvonne McKenna Masters of Counselling, CCC

Yvonne McKenna Family Counselling

I have lived and worked in South Delta for almost 8 years and love the community. As a clinical counsellor in a private practice, I enjoy meeting other professionals to collaborate with who have similar goals in helping families here. I have been working in early intervention with families with young children for over 20 years. Whether I am doing individual or couples counselling, workshops, infant massage instruction or play therapy, I enjoy meeting families and learning about their strengths and resilience. I am devoted to helping families learn to love and live together more functionally and peacefully.

“Counselling for Young Families” #206 - 4840 Delta Street, Delta Tel: 778.554.8050 www.yvonnemckennacounselling.com

I look forward to meeting many more people in the community as I launch my new office in the heart of Ladner Village.

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Dr. Susan Hetherington Veterinarian

Ladner resident, Dr. Susan Hetherington, has been practicing veterinary medicine since 1995. For the past 6 years, she has especially enjoyed helping pets through her licensed house call practice. Dr. Hetherington schedules unrushed appointments, allowing extra time to thoroughly discuss each pet’s unique health and wellness, all in the comfort of their home. Her services include: • Routine & non-emergency care, special interest on improving the comfort and health of mature pets. • Traditional & complementary medicine, coordination with local clinics and specialists. • Peaceful Home Euthanasia & Aftercare. The house call service fee is $65 for Ladner & Tsawwassen. Other veterinary services – exam/consultation, tests, etc - are additional, and within provincial guidelines.

Creature Comforts Veterinary Home Services Ltd.

604.314.6542 • www.housecallvet.ca House Calls for Pets • Comfort, Care, Convenience

Lisa Hoglund The Delta Hospital Foundation welcomes Lisa Hoglund to our team as the manager of the Annual Giving program.

Grace Bukowsky General Manager-Operations

With an extensive resume in Marketing, Sales and Management Grace Bukowsky joined the Marina Garden Estates team as General Manager of Operations in September 2009. Always looking for new opportunities to drive business forward, Grace is responsible for meeting the highest quality standards of business

6100 Ferry Road Delta, B.C. V4K 3M9 Tel: (604) 946-1244 -Ext 25 Fax: (604) 946-1246 www.captainscovemarina.ca www.covelinks.com

presentation and of professional working environments. A strategic thinker, she has unparalleled team building and communication skills which in the past have demonstrated her commitment to outstanding customer service. With a constant focus on quality and efficiency she leads the team towards new projects.

When it comes to providing the best possible health care for our community, Lisa Hoglund is passionate. As a life-long resident of Delta and mother of two, Lisa’s committement to bringing the best medical services to our hospital runs deep. Through an approach focused on you, our donor, Lisa works to ensure you gifts are used responsibly - bringing you and your hospital closer togther. “I am thrilled to be working at the Foundation as we support the hospital in providing the best care possible. I am dedicated to work with you to ensure outstanding health care close to home”. Thanks to strong community support and dedicated staff at the Foundation and Delta Hospital, the future couldn’t be brighter. Ask Lisa anytime how you can become involved and be a proud part of something special in our community.

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the superstar athlete," she says. "But I worked hard, and then I worked even harder, and then I worked even harder, and all of a sudden I became the best in the world—and it was a pretty incredible feeling." These days Pierse spends 30 hours a week training at UBC in preparation for the Canadian Olympic Swim Trials beginning March 27 in Montreal where she will seek to qualify for the 100 and 200-metre breaststroke events at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, England. At her first Olympic Games (Beijing 2008) Pierse finished sixth in the 200-metre breaststroke, 10th in the 100-metre Pierse attributes her successes in the pool to hard breaststroke and seventh work and determination. Swimming Canada photo on the 4x100 medley relay. This year, she is hoping to ect Bloom go towards KidSport Delta. bring home a medal. "Swimming has brought me to so Pierse says she is grateful to her par- many different places in the world, ents, who put her in swimming les- and taught me so much about the sons at the age of six in hopes the sport world and about myself," Pierse says. would calm her wild, rambunctious "I've been so fortunate and KidSport personality. gives that chance to kids, which I think "Basically, my mom was looking for is just unbelievable." something to keep me out of trouble," Pierse, who has returned to the water Pierse laughs. "I was really fortunate after injuries, illnesses and heartbreakthat I had a family that could pay for ing finishes, encourages young athletes me to be in sport." to pursue their dreams. Today, Pierse is an ambassador for "Disappointments happen, but if KidSport BC, which provides grants you keep working and you believe in for children and teens to participate in yourself, and you love what you're a sport season of their choice. A Delta doing, you'll find a way to be successchapter formally launched recently. ful," she says. Fundraising activities at this year's Proj- reporter@southdeltaleader.com

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Sarah Gallop Design Inc.

Sarah Gallop RID Interior Designer Lifelong Ladner resident and interior designer Sarah Gallop spends each day creating beautiful spaces for her clients. Helping clients navigate through the complexities and often overwhelming details of a home renovation or new home construction is what Sarah does best. Sarah started her career in Commercial Design, working on retail stores, restaurants, and offices. She now leads a team of 5 designers and project managers and is focussed more on Residential Design, with a few commercial projects on the roster. Sarah studied Interior Design at BCIT and then continued her qualifications to become a Registered Interior Designer with the National Council for Interior Design Qualification. Earning an NCIDQ Certificate is an important milestone for any interior designer. This designation is held by a small percentage of practicing design professionals. Many of the projects that Sarah has worked on have

been award finalists and winners in various national and local events over the past few years. Most recently she designed a project which was awarded GVHBA RenOvation Award for Best Condo Renovation and a CHBABC Georgie Award for Best Condo Renovation over $200,000. A recently completed project of Sarah’s is also featured on the cover of both Best Home, and West Coast Home and Design magazine this Spring. In 2011, Sarah was named Best Designer and Best Entrepreneur in the South Delta Leader’s ‘Best of’ awards. Sarah Gallop Design Inc. is a member of the Greater Vancouver Home Builder’s Association and the Interior Designers Institute of BC. The company works on projects of all sizes – from single room renovations to custom homes, from the conceptual design to the finishing touches. Sarah and her team are able to guide their clients through all phases of the design and construction process.

#204-5405 Ladner Trunk Road Delta B.C. V4K 1W6 p. 604.952.4448 f. 604.952.4449 www.sarahgallop.com info@sarahgallop.com

The Delf Group

Experience. Integrity. Value The Delf Group is a 3rd generation family owned wine import agency located in Ladner. Following in her father and grandfather’s footsteps, Jennifer Delf is the first woman to lead the business. Her extraordinary team of 16 people is comprised of 14 women, 5 of whom reside in Delta.

Finca Los Primos Malbec $11.97 from Argentina Black Chook Shiraz $19.99 from Australia Fort Berens Chardonnay $17.99 from British Columbia Junta Syrah Carmenere $ 14.97 from Chile Les Combelle Grenache Syrah $ 13.50 from France Notorious Rooster Riesling $ 13.00 from Germany Villa Teresa Organic Prosecco $ 16.99 from Italy

The wine portfolio of The Delf Group includes products from all over the world. Sourcing great wines for the customers in Western Canada is the top priority. Some of the customer favourites include:

Rabbit Ranch Pinot Noir $ 24.99 from New Zealand

By supporting wines in the portfolio of The Delf Group, you support local women in business. Visit our website for a full list of wines www.delfwines.com Follow us on Twitter @DelfGroup Facebook: BestValueWines Discover your next favourite wine.

Cavalo Bravo $ 12.98 from Portugal The Grinder Pinotage $ 14.99 from South Africa Castano Hecula $ 15.99 from Spain Freixenet Cordon Negro Cava $ 15.99 from Spain

Cheers to woman in South Delta!

The Delf Group Merchants of Fine Wines 5018 47a Ave., Delta BC Tel. 604.940.9557 www.delfwines.com


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albany books “Your neighbourhood bookstore”

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“When God Was a Rabbit” by Sarah Winman

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Dr. Judith Fletcher

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Tsawwassen Insurance Brokers

Expert advise and the best service possible is the only way Barbara Mills and her staff at Tsawwassen Insurance Brokers Ltd. provide service to their many South Delta clients. As the only full service broker in South Delta, Tsawwassen Insurance has access to every major insurance company in Canada, USA and London to insure that you get the best possible policy at the best possible price.

Ali, Barbara, Amy, Britini

This well established team of local professionals is open 6 days a week to ensure that you are well protected at a reasonable cost with the service level you deserve.

Tsawassen Insurance Brokers Ltd.

Shpak & Company

Barb, Paula (Back), Julie (Front), and Gail

Shpak & Company Chartered Accountants 1631 56 Street, Delta 604.943.2811 | www.shpak.com

#200 - 1169 56th Street, Delta, BC V4L 2A2 Tel: 604.943.1231 Email: bmills@insurebc.ca

Dr. Judy Fletcher is President of View Laser Skin Rejuvenation established in 2006. View Laser Skin Rejuvenation is a full service medical aesthetic practice. View Laser Skin Rejuvenation has received Platinum Level recognition from Allergan Canada, suppliers of Botox, Juvederm dermal filler and Latisse. Dr. Fletcher has Palomar certification in IPL and laser treatments. All treatments are performed by Dr. Fletcher. Dr. Fletcher has practiced medicine for 20 years in Tsawwassen. She is married to Dr. Martin Ray and has three children, Alanna, Lauren and Michael.

Among the many team players that Shpak and Company has, the women play an integral part in all areas of service provided to our clients. Paula looks after our bookkeeping work as well as doing prep work for year end files, information return reporting and personal income tax returns. Barb and Julie are responsible for our front desk and office administration and always look forward to seeing you. Gail, one of the partners at Shpak and Company, enjoys dealing with all aspects of the business including personal tax and accounting and tax issues for owner managed businesses. Shpak and Company offers a wide range of services including bookkeeping, corporate and personal income tax preparation and planning. We invite you to come in and meet the team.

CAPTIN ™ is transforming the place where we live. Dominic Au

Canadian Autoparts Toyota Inc. (CAPTIN), located in Tilbury Industrial Park, is an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) supplier of aluminum alloy wheels for Toyota assembly plants in North America. CAPTIN employs numerous engineers, including Dominic Au. Dominic obtained her Bachelor of Applied Science (Materials Engineering) at the University of British Columbia, and went on to complete her Master of Applied Science (Materials Engineering), also at UBC. Her Masters Thesis focused on ‘Thermal-Stress Analysis of Defect Formation in Fused-Cast Alumina Refractories’. Dominic joined CAPTIN in February 2003 as a Production Engineer, where her first two years encompassed two main roles: computer modeling of the casting process to assist in die design and supporting the current casting production for quality improvements. In September 2005, CAPTIN underwent internal organization structure change, and Dominic saw her role change to Product

Development Engineer. This change allowed her group to concentrate on developing new wheel models that meet the required customer specifications, and to establish a system to introduce new wheels for mass production, such that the quality of the product is guaranteed.

Project Bloom, Women in Business is an annual event that celebrates International Woman’s Day, which strengthens the network of business women in Tsawwassen. Thanks to our members, we can support events like this that bring people together and make our community a better place to be.

In July 2006, Dominic was promoted to Senior Engineer of Product Development Engineering, taking leadership in die design activities. Then in early 2009, her work scope expanded to take on a project management role. Dominic was promoted to Supervisor of Die Maintenance in March 2011, and in September expanded to also supervise the die making group. Currently, she oversees a team of 34 employees at CAPTIN. Dominic’s dedication to CAPTIN, and her role, is evident in every way. She describes her job as ‘very challenging, and entails ensuring the quality and performance of all dies meet company and customer objectives in a safe and cost effective manner.’

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Guilt not part of the road to healthier living

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Dr. Ali Zentner offers her views on changing how we live in a society dealing with obesity

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all obesity what it is—a disease. In short, that’s the view of Vancouver doctor and TV show host Dr. Ali Zentner who traveled her own path to a healthier life after shedding 170 of the 320 pounds she once carried around daily. Zentner, one of the speakers at

this year’s Project Bloom event March 8 at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn, told the South Delta Leader society has to get over trying to shame individuals who have accumulated excess body weight, making out that their condition is somehow a product of being lazy, or overindulgent. “There’s three aspects to obe-

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sity,� said Zentner who was host of the CBC show Village on a Diet. “First of all, you’re dealing with a species that was genetically made to store fat. If you look at where we were 500 years ago, human beings are highly sensitive to periods of famine, and not so sensitive to periods of feast.� Continued on P21

The Village Clinic is an integrated medical health centre, which focuses on the individual’s health needs. We welcome all who need support in achieving optimal health and happiness. Dr. Heli McPhie, ND, Graeme Swan, Counsellor, and Randi Choquer, RMT hope to be part of your health team. We look forward to spring boot-camps on the bluff, early morning massages overlooking the ocean and helping you cope and heal allergies, IBS, eczema, hormone issues, pediatric wellness, ADHD and sports injuries.

Dr. Heli McPhie

FREE EVENING?? Our next ďŹ reside chat is on Monday, March 5, 7 p.m. at the Clinic. Dr. McPhie will be discussing children’s health issues. A great time to come see how naturopathic medicine can help your family and especially your kids. Please call the clinic to reserve your free spot!!!

Kristin Bishop, Tina Thygesen, Michelle Laviolette, Linda Mallard, Ana Arciniega, Frances Henry and Shannon Taylor The Business Improvement Association (BIA) of Tsawwassen represents all businesses in the commercial area of Tsawwassen all along 56th Street and 12th Avenue. The BIA’s mandate is to enhance and promote the downtown area as a place to shop, work and visit. BIA programs include the popular Tsawwassen Outdoor Movie Nights (July 28, August 11 & 25), one seasonal promotion (Great Bunny Search – March 19 – April 2) a community participation event (I got it in Tsawwassen – October 9 - 31) and two community events (Multicultural Dance Celebration – June 23 and Courtyard Christmas – December 8). The BIA’s board of directors includes 10 dedicated board members including 6 women in diverse businesses. The board provides direction to its Executive Director who carries out the programs. Shown in the above picture are: Kristin Bishop (Coast Tsawwassen Inn), Tina Thygesen (Century Group), Michelle Laviolette (Vancity), Linda Mallard (Tsawwassen Wellness Centre), Ana Arciniega (Executive Director), Frances Henry (BIA Events Assistant) and Shannon Taylor (Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall). Missing in the picture is Cindy Phillip (IRIS). The rest of the board includes Roland Smith (Illuminate Restorante), Bob Tate (Beach Grove Golf Club), Dave Hamilton (Delta Optimist) and Josh Jensen (Sublime Arts Supplies & Gallery).

We want you to feel absolutely cared for.

3HOP4SAWWASSENITÂ?SYOURTOWN 778.434.3072

email Cara Jean at info@thevillageclinic.com

Sierra Automotive

Stevie, Jerri, Rae-lin & Dianne

Sierra Automotive “Family owned business since 1983�

Sierra is a small family run automotive shop in business since 1983. Hans and Iain work really hard maintaining your vehicles while the women in the family keep the business owing smoothly. Dianne is responsible for the monthly bookkeeping, runs errands for the shop and answers the phone when in the shop. Jerri does all of our high end bookkeeping and uses her organizational skills to keep everything running efďŹ ciently. Stevie does our day to day administrative duties while making sure the boys always have a fresh cup of coffee. Rae-lin, the little ballerina’s job is to make everyone smile. Having a business in Tsawwassen for 29 years has been a pleasure. Dianne has lived here for 41 years and raised her children and now has grandchildren being raised in Tsawwassen. The people in Tsawwassen have been good to us and we would like to thank all of our customers.

#41 - 1835 56th St., Tsawwassen Tel: 604.943.6850

Cedar Park Counselling

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“improving community health, one person at a time�

The journey of life is not a smooth path. Many times, there are rocky sections, bumps in the road, detours or even imposing mountains along the way. One thing is clear: the journey is easier when we are not alone. It may be hard to reach out for help, living in a culture that values independence, but it is the strong and wise thing to do in facing life’s difďŹ culties. If your path is becoming overwhelming, solitary or even merely tedious, then consider seeking support and guidance for your travels. We are not meant to journey through life alone.

Delta TV

Ingrid Abbott Delta TV Producer Ingrid Abbott is a producer at Delta TV and host of Delta Magazine and Delta Connects. Growing up in Vancouver, Ingrid’s love of broadcasting was inuenced by her talk show host father David Abbott. After a BA from UBC in Political Science Ingrid graduated from BCIT’s Broadcast program. She worked for CBC Radio & TV in Vancouver and Montreal, and CJOR. After moving to Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast to raise her family Ingrid took a break from broadcasting, but kept involved by volunteering with Coast Cable. That led to a job at Coast TV, and in September a transfer to Delta Cable. “I love the team here at Delta TV, it’s a real group effort to produce a weekly magazine showâ€?. Host of Delta Connects, Wednesday night’s live phone in show, Ingrid says, “It’s a great way to get to know the newsmakers who make this an amazing community. Everyday I am discovering something new about the people and natural beauty of Deltaâ€?. Ingrid lives in Beach Grove in Tsawwassen with her partner Mark.

Kathleen Beaton Registered Clinical Counsellor

Cedar Park Counselling “Help for Life’s Journey� 5300 44th Avenue, Delta Tel: 778.863.4044

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Bikram Yoga

Bikram Yoga Jodi Stokes Dickinson Studio Director Bikram Yoga South Delta opened October 1, 2010 in sunny Tsawwassen. Jodi is thrilled about the growth of the studio and is excited to contribute to the evolution of yoga in the community of South Delta. Jodi was introduced to Bikram Yoga over 11 years ago and knew, after her first class, this method of yoga was what had been missing from her fitness regimen. Always very active, Bikram Yoga provided the vigorous workout that she loved while healing old sports injuries and improving her mind-body connection. Jodi continued to practice Bikram Yoga regularly while attending the Corporate Finance program at BCIT. After graduation, and a few years working in the financial sector, Jodi decided that she was ready to leave the corporate world to pursue her passion. She attended the intense teacher

training course with Bikram Choudhury in 2005 and has been teaching all over the lower mainland for the past 5 years. “The studio is my second home. I strive to create an environment that is welcoming, conducive to personal growth and a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of busy daily life. My karma yoga, or life’s work, is to share this amazing yoga series with as many people in the community as I can. Bikram Yoga has never felt like a job to me; it’s an honour and a pleasure to be able to improve the quality of life for our clients.” “What motivates and inspires me are the success stories and testimonials we receive daily. In just over four months of attending classes, students are experiencing less back pain, improved energy levels, increased lean muscle mass and weight loss.”

One client suffers from an over-active thyroid and was diagnosed with Graves disease six years ago. Her resting heart rate was 140 beats per minute and doctors told her she was a walking heart attack. She could not keep weight on and lost thirty pounds; she was 90 pounds at 5’9”. Doctors told her she had to drink radioactive iodine to kill her thyroid. She did that (six years ago), and now struggles to correct her metabolism/thyroid level. In January of this year, she returned to the endocrinologist and was told that her blood levels, for the first time in years, were almost normal. He asked what she had been doing differently and the only change was that she had started practicing Bikram Yoga in November 2010. She now glows with happiness and health; she has found the tool to help her beat this condition!

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Bikram Yoga is a sequence of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises practiced in a heated room. It is specifically designed to work the entire body, using heat to stretch deeper, prevent injury and flush unwanted toxins. This yoga series stimulates the organs, glands and nerves and systematically moves fresh oxygenated blood to 100% of the body, restoring health to all systems. Benefits of a regular practice include weight loss, improved muscle tone, stress relief, increased energy and an overall sense of physical and mental well-being. The Bikram series is suitable for all ages and levels of ability. Be prepared to sweat and have fun. We hope to see you on the mat soon! – Jodi Stokes Dickinson

BeneTts of Bikram Yoga • Resh Reshapes your body • Restores flexibility • Tones, strengthens, and lengthens your muscles • Strengthens your spine • Improves circulation • Reduces risk of sports injury • Achieves relief from pain • Reduces your weight—lose pounds by balancing your metabolism • Raises energy level • Diminishes the effects of stress • Increases balance, coordination, focus and discipline • Clears your mind • Calms your soul

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Obesity specialist Dr. Ali Zentner will be talking about her personal journey to healthier living at this year's Project Bloom event on March 8. Contributed photo

From P19 Place that group in today’s world of plenty and reduced physical activity—somewhere we were not made to inhabit—and there should be no surprise society, in general, has a problem with weight gain. “Yes, environment plays a huge role in why we’ve come upon this,” Zentner said, “where half the country is overweight or obese. But when you’re talking about a disease, and this is what it is, you’re talking about a species that has a genetic predisposition and has then encountered an environment that has very much allowed it to be convenient to turn on whatever genes it’s faced with.” Zentner said humans were designed to run down food, not waddle to the driveway, hop in the SUV and head for the line up stretching outside the nearest fast food drive-thru. “Just from an activity level, we’re more sedentary now than we ever have been before,” she said. “And the portion sizes, they have doubled in the last two decades. And the types of foods, we’re eating more high sugar, high fat and sodium foods than what we were made to eat.” Essentially, there’s a big disconnect between the animal humans

were made to be and the environment we have put ourselves in, Zentner said. And that is enough to banish guilt from the discussion on obesity. “I think guilt is a useless emotion,” she said, “especially when it comes to making healthy changes. What I try and do with people every day is get them to feel proactive and positive.” B u t i s n’t s o c i e t y conditioned to make overweight people feel guilty? “Yes, we are. But as you can see, that’s not helping,” Zentner said. “When I talk about obesity being a disease, I often get reaction from, interestingly, the media, that these people should do something about their weight.” Zentner said that’s not a very productive way of looking at the situation. So, how does society get on a healthier path in a positive manner and drop some pounds and get healthier? “I don’t know if we can shift the situation entirely,” she said. “Let’s be honest, unless we dramatically restructure our cultural approach to food, our entire infrastructure in terms of how our cities are built, we’re not going to see a huge so-called cure for this.” While that may be

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Back Row: left to right Alex Bradshaw, Rebecca Tait Seated: Nancy Friesen, Kate Libonati Nancy Friesen has been the co-owner of the RunInn Delta since the store opened almost nine years ago. Having a passion for running and wanting a job after staying at home to raise her three boys, it felt meant-to-be when Kevin Ridley approached her with the idea of helping him to open a running store in Tsawwassen. It was an immediate “I’m in” from Nancy. Kate Libonati joined the team a year later. She was a student at SDSS at the time. Now, she is just a couple of months from getting her business degree from Kwantlen. Retiring from the RunInn in May, Nancy reflects on what her time at the store has meant to her. “I have loved my job as the apparel buyer for the RunInn. It is so challenging to look at the clothing lines a year in advance and try to figure out what will be the wave of the future. Relationships formed with

my reps, fitting and feedback from customers, bonding with clinic members through running, getting people into the proper running shoes-it’s all been good.” Social media has given Kate a whole new aspect to her job in the past year. She keeps our customers updated through our website, newsletter, Facebook and Twitter. Check out our latest “shop now” feature on Facebook. Customer service remains number one at the RunInn. That, plus community involvement have remained strong goals. Upcoming events include our St. Paddy’s Day fun run, April 14th, our second annual fashion show fundraiser with proceeds to the Delta Hospice, and sponsorship and volunteering at the Delta Triathlon on April 21st. Tuesday night clinics are ongoing throughout the year. We meet at the store every Tuesday night at 6:30pm. Our next clinic starts on April 3rd.

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Janice Triffon Janice Triffon has been offering Jazzercise classes to adults and children for over 13 years. She is the instructor/franchise owner of Ladner & Richmond Jazzercise. Within the past 5 years she has achieved Jazzercise’ President’s Club Bronze status twice, and the past 3 years with Silver status, recognizing her strengths and achievements of a small business. This also honors her accomplishments of owning one of the top 10-12 Jazzercise Canadian franchises. Janice loves to give back and is not a stranger to fundraising in her community. Along with her students, she has raised close to $55,000 for organizations such as the Canadian Breast Cancer BC-Yukon Foundation, Heart & Stroke, SPCA, Food Banks and the ALS Society. She also volunteers her time and has been a sponsor for BC Kids Help Phone Charity Golf Tournament, Paws for a Cause Walks & H&S BIG Bike, and the Canadian Breast Cancer BC-Yukon Foundation,

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where she holds her annual Jazz it Up for the Cure fundraising classes, charity dinners and pub nights. This past year she was invited to be a contributing committee member for the Night of Hope, annual prestigious breast cancer fundraising gala event and is a contributing sponsor as well. You can always find her involved in raising funds for the halls and churches she conducts her classes in. To compliment her efforts in the community, she recently was nominated for an Ethel Tibbits award. Janice’s philosophy is to offer her clients quality instruction and personalized workouts. Through her passion of giving back to community and love for the Jazzercise program, she hopes she helps clients understand the important value of health and fitness. When you combine wonderful women and Jazzercise with a passion for community, miracles happen. We all want to feel part of something bigger, and when we do come together and support one another, everyone wins.


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North Delta's Darren Asuncion gets stopped on the doorstep by Delta Ice Hawks netminder Alexander Ahnert during PIJHL playoff action at Ladner Arena on Tuesday night (Feb.28). The hometown 'Hawks dropped game one of the seven-game series 3-2. Jim Kinnear photo

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Tsawwassen Special Olympian Cory Duhaime to compete in alpine events PHILIP RAPHAEL EDITOR

Tsawwassen's Cory Duhaime, 23, is craving the speed of the slopes and hopefully a series of podium finishes this week. "I love the sensation of speed," said the B.C. Special Olympics athlete just prior to boarding a flight at Vancouver International Airport early Monday morning (Feb. 27) for the 2012 National Winter Games (Feb. 28-March 3) in St. Albert, Alberta. "I love skiing fast. I get this very excited feeling." Duhaime, one of three Delta Special Olympics athletes heading to the games, is hoping to build on the three gold medals he won in the alpine skiing events at the 2011 Special Olympics B.C.Winter Sport Championships. If Duhaime succeeds it will be a fitting reward for the intense training he has undertaken. He figures he's been on the slopes 61 times in the 2010-11 season—the time split between Cypress and Whistler Mountains. "I've been training very hard," said Duhaime, who is a seasoned Special Olympics competitor. In 2010 he returned from the Special Olympics Canada Summer Games in London, Ontario with two gold medals in five-pin bowling. But it's the slopes he enjoys most. Duhaime started skiing in Grade 7 while attending Beach Grove Elementary, really liked the sport, joined Special Olympics a year later, and said he's thrilled to be part of the B.C. team. "I am very proud. It's

quite an honour." While at Jasper’s Marmot Basin ski resort this week Duhaime, who works as a service clerk at the Tsawwassen Safeway, will be competing in the super-G, giant slalom, and slalom. "I like giant slalom the best because it's not as 'turny' as slalom and not quite as fast as super G," he said. "I also like to challenge other people as well, when I get the opportunity."

go to the provinWith the cials next year." Alberta games Vancouver yet to start, is scheduled to Duhaime, said host the next he has already Special Olymset his sights on pics Canada another sumSummerGames mer games in 2014. appearance as Cory Duhaime With such regional qualifying for five-pin bowling is a busy schedule ahead, Duhaime said he found quickly coming up. "That's in two weeks' time to find a spot in his time," he said. "So, if I do room to place any new well enough there I could medals he may come home

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Access to transportation key when choosing a new home

Transit ‘a really vital link’ in our lives How much is convenient transportation worth? It might be a cop-out to say “it depends,� but that’s how it is. Sometimes it can add to the cost of a home, but in other cases it can actually save you some cash. Take Forge Properties’ Keystone townhome development in South Surrey. Forge spokesman Cory Saran says lots of buyers are coming in from Vancouver and Richmond because it’s close enough to Highway 99 that residents can hop on the freeway and get going within minutes. And with homes starting at $445,000, he says commuters can save a bundle compared to living in a similar, 1,800 square-foot townhome downtown. “To buy a townhome with this squarefootage in Vancouver is a million-plus,� he

says. Saran says the proximity to the 99 is huge for Keystone buyers. From the development, you can get to Langley in 20 minutes and downtown Vancouver in about 30 if you’re lucky, he says. It’’s the same for developments near public transit. WestStone Properties’ 40-storey condo tower Ultra – part of the Urban Village project in Surrey’s City Centre – is a three-minute walk to the SkyTrain. Bob Dominick, vicepresident of sales and marketing at WestStone, says this proximity to transit has been a huge draw for SFU students in particular, but also commuters who get to work without a car. “Many of our residents look at it as access to entertainment,� Dominick says. “I think it’s a really vital link in our lives.�

Going for the gold

Celebrating the best of B.C. at the Georgies by Kerry Vital

In the grand tradition of awards season, the Canadian Home Builders’ Association of British Columbia joined in the fun with their annual Georgie Awards, held on Feb. 25 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. This year was the 20th anniversary of the awards, which recognize excellence in residential home construction, renovation, design, development, and sales and marketing. “From Whistler to the Lower Mainland to the Okanagan, the winners of this year’s Georgies are golden examples of what excellent residential construction is all about,� says CHBA BC President Doug Wittal. “The winners – and indeed all the finalists

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– have shown us that B.C. is truly at the forefront of the country when it comes to innovative design, quality construction and great customer service.� Several familiar names in the industry were among the winners, including Adera Development Corporation for Best Innovative Feature and Best Townhouse Development for seven35 and Larco Investments Ltd. for Best Multi-Family Low Rise Development for their Morgan Crossing community. There were two big winners at this year’s awards. MAC Marketing Solutions was the recipient of six awards, including Marketing Campaign of the Year, Best Sales Centre and Best Project-Specific Website. They also

received a Special Platinum Award for winning 27 Georgies over the past seven years. Portrait Homes also won a Special Platinum Award for winning 27 Georgies in the past 11 years. This year the team won three other awards, for Large Volume Single Family Home Builder of the Year, Customer Choice Award – Single Family Home Builder

and Customer Choice Award – Multi Family Home Builder. This is the fourth year they’ve won the single family home award in the customer choice category, something that the company is very proud of as the winner of the award is selected by homeowners. To see a full list of winners and nominees, check out www. georgieawards.ca

The winners ... are golden examples of what excellent residential construction is about,� says CHBA BC President Doug Wittal.

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The teams at MAC Marketing Solutions, top, and Portrait Homes, above, were the recipients of a Special Platinum Georgie this year, after winning 27 Georgies in seven years and 11 years, respectively. This year was the 20th anniversary of the awards.

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careers@bsv.ca NO CALLS, please!!!

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Required Immediately! Journeyman RV Technician for Kamloops largest RV Dealership. Jubilee RV Centre offers excellent wage compensation, medical & dental benefits, ongoing industry training and year round employment. Come join our team in sunny and warm Kamloops, where you will be appreciated, love our climate and enjoy all our outdoor activities! Please forward your resume to service@jubileerv.com Attention Steve Joyce - Service Manager WORK local! You could commute hours per day to work in the city or, you could work locally at IMW. Make $30-35 per hour plus shift premium as a CNC MACHINIST and $20-25 per hour plus premiums as a OPERATOR, spend more time with your family and earn while you would be driving. Send your resume and cover letter to hr@imw.ca. Only expereinced applicants need apply.

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PERSONAL SERVICES

HEALTH PRODUCTS

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GET PAID TO LOSE WEIGHT. $5,000 For Your Success Story.Personal Image TV Show. Call to Qualify: 416-730-5684 ext 2243. Joanna@mertontv.ca. www.mertontv.ca.

CNC MACHINIST Trades qualified manual machining background an asset. Afternoon shifts available.

MANUAL MACHINIST Trades qualified with good skills. Boring mill experience an asset.

GRINDER Capable of precision grinding. Experience on internal, external and universal grinders.

HARD CHROMED PLATER

Please contact us at:

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

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IN-HOME SALES PROFESSIONALS

HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR TRAINING Vancouver Island University training for over 50 years, No simulators. Low student / instructor ratio. 1-888-920-2221 ext: 6130 www.viu.ca/ heavyequipment

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

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CLASS 1 DRIVER

PERSONALS

DATING SERVICE. LongTerm/Short-Term Relationships, FREE TO TRY!!! 1-877-297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call: #7878 or 1-888-534-6984. Live adult 1on1. Call: 1-866-311-9640 or #5015. Meet Local Single Ladies. 1-877-8045381. (18+).

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DENIED CANADA PENSION plan disability benefits? The Disability Claims Advocacy Clinic can help. Call Allison Schmidt at 1-877-793-3222. www.dcac.ca

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

Send resume & “N” print abstract Fax: 1-888-778-3563 or E-mail: jobs@bstmanagement.net or Call: 604-214-3161

INFORMATION

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

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Prefer experience in the hard chrome plating industry.

TOOL ROOM ATTENDANT Knowledge of tools relating to a machine shop. Inventory management, purchasing & computer skills. Knowledge of SAP software is an asset. Competitive Wages & Benefits Package including RRSP Plan. Wartsila Canada supports the Federal Contractors Program as it relates to Employment Equity for Women, Aboriginals, Visible Minorities and Persons with Disabilities. Send/email resume to: Bob.boudreau@wartsila.com 1771 Savage Rd, Richmond, B.C V6V 1R1 Fax: 604-244-1181 www.wartsila.com

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Warehouse Positions Adecco

Richmond has immediate openings for warehouse positions including unloading, order picking, receiving, and shipping. All shifts available. These are long and short term temporary positions based in Richmond and Delta. Own vehicle and the ability to pass a criminal background check an asset. Call 604-273-8761

Apply today at: www.adecco.ca and work the next day or in some cases the same day!

HERBAL MAGIC - With Herbal Magic lose up to 20 pounds in just 8 weeks and keep it off. Results Guaranteed! Start today call 1-800-854-5176.

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

LOOKING FOR BUSINESS, PERSONAL OR TITLE LOAN? Now get u p to $800k business or personal loan, with interest rate from 1.9%. Bad credit ok.

Apply now www.excapitalfund.com or call 1-866-642-1867

WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED

Auto Financing FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-7920599 www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309. Free Delivery.

AVOID BANKRUPTCY SAVE UP TO 70% OF YOU DEBT. One affordable monthly payment interest free. For debt restructuring on YOUR terms, not the creditors. Call 1-866-690-3328 or see web site: www.4pillars.ca

ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in March, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888-593-6095.

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PERSONAL care, Housekeeping & Companionship; daytime/overnight/24hrs shift. Contact number 778-873.2555.

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LEGAL SERVICES

CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

DROWNING IN DEBTS? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. AVOID BANKRUPTCY! Free consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll Free 1 877-556-3500

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

HOME CARE

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com

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If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

CONCRETE & PLACING

MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

PLACING & Finishing * Forming * Site Prep, old concrete removal * Excavation & Reinforcing * Re-Re Specialists 32 Years Exp. Free Estimates.

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EDUCATION

MEDICAL OFFICE ASSISTANT with UNIT CLERK

MICROSOFT OFFICE • Access • Outlook • Word • Excel • Power Point

ACCOUNTING SKILLS • Bookkeeping • Simply Accounting • Quick Books

IT TECH/WEB DESIGN PERSONAL SERVICES

GUITAR LESSONS

Beginner-Intermediate 604-240-7918

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HELP WANTED

Abbotsford dairy farm req F/T milker/herds person. (Accommodation avail.) Contact 1-604-852-2455. An earthmoving company based in Edson Alberta requires a full time Heavy Duty Mechanic for field and shop work. We require Cat Dozer/Deere excavator experience. You will work a set schedule for days on and off. Call Lloyd @ 780723-5051 ASPHALT PAVING Personnel Required: Paving contractor in the beautiful BC Interior requires paving personnel for all aspects of Asphalt Laydown. Applicants should have minimum 1 years’ experience in Highway, Commercial and Residential Paving, although candidates with construction experience will be considered for training. Please forward resume to paverswanted@yahoo.ca.

Carpenter-Joiner

needed for Westeck Windows Mfg. Inc. $ 22.00 -25.00 hourly - 40 hrs. per week. Send resumes to 8104 Evans Parkway Chilliwack, British Columbia V2R 5R8, apply by email at westeckjobs@hotmail.com or by fax at (604) 792-6714.

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CARPETS AND BLINDS

• Custom Blind Sales • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning • Blind Cleaning & Repair WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED

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Hedge and Tree Trimming

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Quality service in South Delta since 1997 HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 260

ELECTRICAL

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 287

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

PETS 477

PETS

Chihuahua pups, tiny, 2 males, 1 long & 1 short, vet check, deworm, 1st shots, $650. (604)799-1919

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

GOLDEN Retriever puppies, born Jan. 7th, family raised, very well socialized, 1st shots & deworming included. Mission 604-820-4827. LAB cross puppies, vet checked, 1st shots, eager and social $350,

263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES .

NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good PITBULLS ~ PUREBRED. Ready for sale. $500. Vet ✔, 6 weeks old. Call 604-217-2983

EXCAVATORS

STANDARD SCHNAUZER pups. 17 - 19” / 30 - 35lbs full grown. $500. each. 604-826-5846 Mission.

EX60 - EX300

BACKHOES

TIBETAN MASTIFF puppies. P.B. 8 wks old. Ready to go. Good health. 604-302-5914 or 604-440-3650

4 X 4 C/W bracker & hoepack

CATS DUMP TRUCKS C/W Trailers

C/W attachments

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GARDENING

• Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331

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BARKMULCH, SAND, GRAVEL

Call 604-531-5935

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627

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HANDYPERSONS

HANDYMAN. Very reliable. 20 yrs exp. Senior’s discount. Make a list. CAN DO IT ALL! 604-866-4977

284 HEAT, AIR, REFRIGERATION

Date: March 3 , 2012 Time: 12:00 Noon Auction

AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance

Viewing Dates: March 2nd 1:00p.m.-6:00p.m. March 3rd 9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. Address: 14730 66th Ave. Surrey, BC (AROUND BACK)

$45/Hr

From 1, 3, 5, 7,10 Ton Trucks Licenced ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free estimate/Seniors discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos

SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

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PAINT SPECIAL

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PLUMBING

10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005

JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly • Estate Services • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses & More!

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

604.587.5865

www.recycleitcanada.ca

bradsjunkremoval.com

Haul Anything... But Dead Bodies!! 604.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

High Caliber Construction Repair, Replace, Remodel...

CUSTOM HOMES • Basement, Kitchen & Bath Remodels • Room Additions • Drywall • Paint • Texture • Finishing • Floors & More Since 1972 Dan 778-837-0771

Precision 1 Plumbing & Heating Licensed ~ Insured. Hot water tanks, service, renos. Contact Rick 604-809-6822

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

220.JUNK(5865)

Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

RECYCLE-IT!

3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services. www.paintspecial.com

AUCTIONS

On Site Truck Equipment & Tool Auction rd

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555.

Running this ad for 8yrs

DEMOSSING. Gutter Cleaning. Repairs. Roofing. Power Washing, painting, cedar ridgecap. Jeff’’s House Ext. 604-802-6310

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MOVING & STORAGE

SUNDECKS

Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, gates, alum roof. 604-782-9108 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

LEAKY ROOF?

HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

RENTALS 706

5374 - 203rd St, Langley

Call 604-533-9780 SURREY

*Free Estimates *WCB Insured *Member BBB *Seniors Discount

Call Jas @ 604-726-6345 www.jjroofing.ca

BERNESE Mountain Dog Puppies. Vet checked with first shots and ready for new homes. $1,200. 778241-5504. Langley CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977

Roofing Experts. 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank.

CHIHUAHUA / MALTESE PUPS. $425-450. Vet checked, 1st shots. 2F, 2M. Abbotsford 604-866-8727.

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BUILDING SUPPLIES

STEEL BUILDINGS FOR ALL USES! Spring Deals! Make an offer on selloff models at factory and save thousands NOW! Call for FREE Brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.

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FERTILIZERS

WEED FREE Mushroom Manure 13 yards - $130 or Well Rotted 10 yards - $150. 604-856-8877

DELTA SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL

RICHMOND

Minimum $160 for Complete full-size Vehicles Serving the Delta Area since 1986 604-649-1627 or 604-946-0943

Located in central Richmond, close to all amenities & Kwantlen College. Rent includes heat and hot water.Sorry no pets.

Call 604-830-4002 or 604-830-8246 Visit our website: www.aptrentals.net

#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200

SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pickup anywhere in BC, Min. 10. Toll Free Call:1.877.334.2288 The Scrapper

SOLEI Terrace, 5599-14B St. 1 BRAND NEW 2 bdrm, 2 bathroom, garden level. Close to freeway & ferry. N/S. N/P. Avail now. $1400.

604-535-8080 Atira Property Management

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TOWNHOUSES

SURREY / Delta Border

Newly Renovated! Westland ✶ Wellington Townhomes Large 3 bdrm, inste storage. Starting at $1250/mo. 5 Appl’s, 1.5 baths, gas fireplace. Close to schools, shopping & transit. No pets.

Call NOW 604-830-5260 Website: www.aptrentals.net

TRANSPORTATION 810

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Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

1 & 2 Bdrms

(Subject to additions & deletions. Terms: VISA, M/C, AMEX, CASH 15% buyers premium)

604-294-2331

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

Phone: 604-581-8332 & 604-585-0063

SO MUCH MUCH too mention!!!

PETS

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Large 1 & 2 bedroom units Rent from $725.00/mo.

AUTO FINANCING

PETS 477

VEHICLES WANTED

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

Available Immediately

PARTIAL LIST ONLY Auction Details: As NEW Mac Tool Macsimizer Tool Series Chest (25k AS NEW) HUGE Snap-On Tools Tool Chest, John DEERE Skid Steer bobcat #317, Natural Gas Gensets, 3 large semi truck engines, Pipe Bender w/shoes 1.5”-2.5” , Honda Diesel Genset EX13D, Heavy Duty Truck Parts, 2 4500 w diesel gensets, 6 as new tool boxes full of tools, Gasket and Hollow Punch, Flaring Tools, Oil Filter Wrench Sets, Torpedo Heaters, Workshop Presses, Miller Welder, Ingersoll Rand Impact Guns, 2004 F-350 Crew Cab, rebuilt engine, with new chip, Hyster 50 Forklift, Hyster 2500, 4000 Clark Electric forklift, Toyota 2500lb Electric, Mac Tool Air Conditioner recharging unit, Landa 3500 psi pressure washer, pallet jacks, HYSTER 3000 Forklift, Pipe bender w/shoes 1.5?-2.5?, As New 2 5hp 3ph full size compressors, 3 large air dryers- 1 gates pc707 hose machine with dies 1ph - 2 , 1=2 miller 300 acdc 1ph wire feed machine with gantry feeder. - 1 miller 625 plasma assorted jacks - grinders floor jacks, hero airless paint sprayers with new lines and guns.- Snap on Mac torque wrenchs. - 1 10hp honda pressure washer. - asst Snap-On Mac wrenches sets. - 1 blue star miller 13 hp mobile welder. - 1 ph 100 amp high frequency welder. 1- professional grade pipe. - misc torches - safety equipment.). 1 peca 9 camera surveillance system with cameras. - 2 h beam trolleys. - misc parts bins. - various hand port-apowers, jack stands, jacks ETC.

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Regency Park Gardens

Call JJ ROOFING Repairs, New & Re-Roof. Prompt Quality Service Excellent References

2000 CHRYSLER INTREPID, clean, auto, 4 dr. 125,000km. Great shape. $2900. (604)583-1366 NEED A VEHICLE? EASY FINANCE!! Low Payments! $99 Delivers 24 Hour Approval. We Deliver! 3,000 Vehicles to choose. Call Now! Marty 1-888-414-8042. Big Discounts! www.eagleridgegmc.com.

Close to shopping & schools. Seasonal Swimming pool, and tennis court. 3 Appliances (fridge, stove dishwasher), blinds hot water and parking included. Carpeted throughout. Some pets welcome.

FOR SALE BY OWNER

HOUSES FOR SALE

APARTMENT/CONDO

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CLAYMORE APTS 1 & 2 Bdrm Apts Avail $200 Move-In Bonus!!

REDUCED! 3Bdrms, 2baths, totally reno’d in & out, 6 new appli’s on 1.5 acres with year round creek. All Services. Burns Lake, B.C. Private. $125,000 firm. Call (250)692-3738.

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TRANSPORTATION

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HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? SAWMILLS from only $3997 - MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-5666899 Ext:400OT.

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REAL ESTATE

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

604-537-4140 TOPSOIL

FURNITURE

MATTRESSES staring at $99

BOBCATS FARM TRACTORS

KEITH BOURNE

604.727.4869

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 548

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STEEL OF A DEAL - BUILDING SALE! 20X24 $4798. 25X30 $5998. 30X42 $8458. 32X58 $12,960. 40X60 $15,915. 47X80 $20,645. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca.

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847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $7400 firm. Call 604-538-4883

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Open Space Yoga and its clients to take part in Power of Movement fundraiser March 4 at Ladner Village studio This Sunday (March 4), Open Space Yoga will be joining thousands of Canadians as they take part in Power of Movement, Canada's largest yoga fundraiser. Funds raised from this event go towards life-changing research, which benefits more than 4.6 million Canadians living with arthritis and autoimmune conditions. Since its inception in 2005, Power of Movement has raised more than $1 million for critical arthritis research and engaged thousands of Canadians in a celebration of movement. Millions are impacted by arthritis

and autoimmune conditions. One in five adults and 50 per cent of those over 65 years of age in the USA have been diagnosed with some form of autoimmune disease: arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, fibromyalgia. "The South Delta yoga community has been incredibly generous by sponsoring our team," said Jes Von Henze, Power of Movement ambassador and Open Space team leader. "Most of us know somebody in our life that suffers from arthritis and other forms of autoimmune conditions. We are so looking

Power of Movement ambassador Jes Von Henze and Open Space Yoga studio owner Michael Rudd invite the public to take part in Sunday's (March 4) Power of Movement, Canada's largest yoga fundraiser for arthritis research.

forward to finishing off our campaign this Sunday with a very special yoga and music fundraising class for this important cause." Open Space Yoga will be hosting an all-levels, by donation yoga class Sunday afternoon. The class will feature Open Space Yoga instructors teaching to live music played by guitarists Alec Von Henzke, Mike Soloman and drummer Miguel Staunton. The class will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Registration information can be found at www.openspaceyoga.com or by calling 778-858-9642.

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First-time homebuyers to get some answers 18th annual free seminar to help navigate the process of selecting a home With so many diverse factors to take into consideration when buying a new home, particularly in the Vancouver region, it is no surprise first-time home buyers need a little help de-mystifying the process. There are so many questions that need answers. What home type is best matched to wants, needs and financial resources? What location is preferable? W h a t a re t h e m o r t g a g e options? How does the provincial property transfer tax exemption for first-time home buyers work? What are the rules associated with B.C.’s newly announced $10,000 first-time new home buyers bonus? How much can be withdrawn tax-free from RRSPs? How about legal considerations, closing costs and home warranties? What’s involved with condo pre-sales? Those and other key questions will be covered by a panel of experts at the 18th Annual Seminar for First-time Home Buyers, presented by the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’

Association (GVHBA) on April 3 from 7-9 p.m. in the Bell Performing Arts Centre (6250 144 St., Surrey). Admission to the popular seminar is free thanks to the generosity of the presenting sponsor, the provincial Homeowner Protection Office, branch of BC Housing; patron sponsor RBC Royal Bank; and corporate sponsors Canada Mortgage & Housing Corp., Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, Genworth Financial Canada, National Home Warranty, CKNW, 99.3 The Fox, AM730 and Classic Rock 101. Speakers are Robyn Adamache, senior market analyst, Canada Mortgage & Housing Corp.; Wendy Acheson, vice president and registrar, Homeowner Protection Office, branch of BC Housing; Narrinder Dhanoya-Bhangu, vice president, Pacific region, Genworth Financial Canada; Inde Sumal, vice-president of residential mortgages, BC region, RBC Royal Bank; Eugen Klein, president, Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver; Tom Reeves, assistant vice-president, Nation-

al Home Warranty; and Aaron Lightman, associate, Farris & Company LLP. Seminar moderator is Shayne Ramsay, chief executive officer of BC Housing. “Our experts will help firsttime buyers consider all available options and important issues before they take that critical first step onto the property ladder,” said GVHBA president and CEO Peter Simpson. “Real estate continues to be a hot topic in this region, so seminar attendance is expected to be as many or greater than the 750 young people who attended last year’s event.” Doors open at 6 p.m., allowing attendees ample time to view builder displays and other home-related products and services. Pre-registration is required. Register online at www.gvhba. org or call 778-565-4288 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Registrations will also be accepted via voicemail during evenings and weekends. Although the seminar is free, attendees are asked to bring a food item for the Surrey Food Bank.

Ladner fashion store to host special clothing drive South Coast Casuals to help support Dress for Success organization South Coast Casuals in Ladner Village is encouraging their clients to scour their closets to help with a clothing drive on March 10 for disadvantaged women entering the workforce. Called the Tr ibal Spring Blossom Event, it will benefit Dress for Success Vancouver, which, according to its website promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Donations of gently worn women’s clothing, purses and shoes that are suitable for job interviews and work environments are being sought. "We really like the idea that this event will go towards empowering women and helping them move forward," said South Coast Casuals' Jill McKnight, who

had a chance to tour the Dress of Success Vancouver facility last week and which includes a clothing side as well as a computer lab that offers free training courses in business-focused applications. "This is an organization that has a lot of exposure in the DowntownVancouver community, but as I am talking to people in the store here,

a lot them are unfamil iar with it but think it's a great idea," she added. Donors will receive a thank you gift from South Coast Casuals and be entered in a draw fo a $200 Tribal Sportswea gift certificate with a pri vate shopping experi ence. South Coast Casuals is located at 5028 48th Ave For more information call 604-946-8590.

Circulation Clerk

The South Delta Leader has an opening for a permanent part-time circulation clerk. This position is approximately 25-30 hours per week. The successful applicant will enjoy working in a fast-paced customer service oriented environment. In addition, this person must possess strong computer skills (including knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook Express), excellent communication skills (both verbal and non-verbal) with a pleasant telephone manner, and be physically fit with the ability to lift up to 20lbs. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic self-starter with proven organizational expertise. Previous circulation experience would be an asset. Please forward your resume to: Circulation Manager South Delta Leader #7 – 1363 56th Street, Delta, BC V4L 2P7 circulation2@southdeltaleader.com 604.948.3640


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Customer Appreciation Day

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Open Space Yoga and its clients to take part in Power of Movement fundraiser March 4 at Ladner Village studio This Sunday (March 4), Open Space Yoga will be joining thousands of Canadians as they take part in Power of Movement, Canada's largest yoga fundraiser. Funds raised from this event go towards life-changing research, which benefits more than 4.6 million Canadians living with arthritis and autoimmune conditions. Since its inception in 2005, Power of Movement has raised more than $1 million for critical arthritis research and engaged thousands of Canadians in a celebration of movement. Millions are impacted by arthritis

and autoimmune conditions. One in five adults and 50 per cent of those over 65 years of age in the USA have been diagnosed with some form of autoimmune disease: arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, fibromyalgia. "The South Delta yoga community has been incredibly generous by sponsoring our team," said Jes Von Henze, Power of Movement ambassador and Open Space team leader. "Most of us know somebody in our life that suffers from arthritis and other forms of autoimmune conditions. We are so looking

Power of Movement ambassador Jes Von Henze and Open Space Yoga studio owner Michael Rudd invite the public to take part in Sunday's (March 4) Power of Movement, Canada's largest yoga fundraiser for arthritis research.

forward to finishing off our campaign this Sunday with a very special yoga and music fundraising class for this important cause." Open Space Yoga will be hosting an all-levels, by donation yoga class Sunday afternoon. The class will feature Open Space Yoga instructors teaching to live music played by guitarists Alec Von Henzke, Mike Soloman and drummer Miguel Staunton. The class will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Registration information can be found at www.openspaceyoga.com or by calling 778-858-9642.

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Ladner yoga studio to support arthritis research

1248 - 56th St., Tsawwassen 604-943-1499

Your Dream Backyard Starts Here! 1212C - 56th St Tsawwassen 604.943.2701 rona.ca

First-time homebuyers to get some answers 18th annual free seminar to help navigate the process of selecting a home With so many diverse factors to take into consideration when buying a new home, particularly in the Vancouver region, it is no surprise first-time home buyers need a little help de-mystifying the process. There are so many questions that need answers. What home type is best matched to wants, needs and financial resources? What location is preferable? W h a t a re t h e m o r t g a g e options? How does the provincial property transfer tax exemption for first-time home buyers work? What are the rules associated with B.C.’s newly announced $10,000 first-time new home buyers bonus? How much can be withdrawn tax-free from RRSPs? How about legal considerations, closing costs and home warranties? What’s involved with condo pre-sales? Those and other key questions will be covered by a panel of experts at the 18th Annual Seminar for First-time Home Buyers, presented by the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’

Association (GVHBA) on April 3 from 7-9 p.m. in the Bell Performing Arts Centre (6250 144 St., Surrey). Admission to the popular seminar is free thanks to the generosity of the presenting sponsor, the provincial Homeowner Protection Office, branch of BC Housing; patron sponsor RBC Royal Bank; and corporate sponsors Canada Mortgage & Housing Corp., Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, Genworth Financial Canada, National Home Warranty, CKNW, 99.3 The Fox, AM730 and Classic Rock 101. Speakers are Robyn Adamache, senior market analyst, Canada Mortgage & Housing Corp.; Wendy Acheson, vice president and registrar, Homeowner Protection Office, branch of BC Housing; Narrinder Dhanoya-Bhangu, vice president, Pacific region, Genworth Financial Canada; Inde Sumal, vice-president of residential mortgages, BC region, RBC Royal Bank; Eugen Klein, president, Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver; Tom Reeves, assistant vice-president, Nation-

al Home Warranty; and Aaron Lightman, associate, Farris & Company LLP. Seminar moderator is Shayne Ramsay, chief executive officer of BC Housing. “Our experts will help firsttime buyers consider all available options and important issues before they take that critical first step onto the property ladder,” said GVHBA president and CEO Peter Simpson. “Real estate continues to be a hot topic in this region, so seminar attendance is expected to be as many or greater than the 750 young people who attended last year’s event.” Doors open at 6 p.m., allowing attendees ample time to view builder displays and other home-related products and services. Pre-registration is required. Register online at www.gvhba. org or call 778-565-4288 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Registrations will also be accepted via voicemail during evenings and weekends. Although the seminar is free, attendees are asked to bring a food item for the Surrey Food Bank.

Ladner fashion store to host special clothing drive South Coast Casuals to help support Dress for Success organization South Coast Casuals in Ladner Village is encouraging their clients to scour their closets to help with a clothing drive on March 10 for disadvantaged women entering the workforce. Called the Tr ibal Spring Blossom Event, it will benefit Dress for Success Vancouver, which, according to its website promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Donations of gently worn women’s clothing, purses and shoes that are suitable for job interviews and work environments are being sought. "We really like the idea that this event will go towards empowering women and helping them move forward," said South Coast Casuals' Jill McKnight, who

had a chance to tour the Dress of Success Vancouver facility last week and which includes a clothing side as well as a computer lab that offers free training courses in business-focused applications. "This is an organization that has a lot of exposure in the DowntownVancouver community, but as I am talking to people in the store here,

a lot them are unfamil iar with it but think it's a great idea," she added. Donors will receive a thank you gift from South Coast Casuals and be entered in a draw fo a $200 Tribal Sportswea gift certificate with a pri vate shopping experi ence. South Coast Casuals is located at 5028 48th Ave For more information call 604-946-8590.

Circulation Clerk

The South Delta Leader has an opening for a permanent part-time circulation clerk. This position is approximately 25-30 hours per week. The successful applicant will enjoy working in a fast-paced customer service oriented environment. In addition, this person must possess strong computer skills (including knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook Express), excellent communication skills (both verbal and non-verbal) with a pleasant telephone manner, and be physically fit with the ability to lift up to 20lbs. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic self-starter with proven organizational expertise. Previous circulation experience would be an asset. Please forward your resume to: Circulation Manager South Delta Leader #7 – 1363 56th Street, Delta, BC V4L 2P7 circulation2@southdeltaleader.com 604.948.3640


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albany books Search our store's entire inventory by visiting our website.

EVERYONE!

107-5405 12th Avenue, Tsawwassen

Come in to Parsley Sage & Thyme and let our experienced team help you with all of your wellness needs.

Saturday, March 17th 6pm

• GARDEN TOOLS

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS • KICKBOXING • WOMEN’S KICKBOXING WRESTLING • SUBMISSION GRAPPLING • KID’S CLASSES (AGES 5+)

WOMEN’S KICKBOXING & CONDITIONING Monday & Wednesday 9:30am

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SPRING IS ALMOST HERE!

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New Class for Women!

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Boutique Blanche Intimates IN STOCK NOW Leopard Trench Jacket

For Her

Casual Lifesyle Bianca Nygard French Dressing Point Zero

Open Sundays

Boutique Blanche Intimates Open 7 days a week

Tribal Renuar Neon Buddha Kensie Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall in the breezeway by Thrifty Foods

604.943.8306


South Delta Leader, March 02, 2012