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TRI-CITY NEWS Renewal at New View

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APRIL 25, 2012 www.tricitynews.com

INSIDE Byelection coverage/A3 Tom Fletcher/A10 Letters/A11 Sports/A25

The grads will go on Parents & admins are expected to play a role By Diane Strandberg THE TRI-CITY NEWS

A decision by B.C. public school teachers to withdraw from volunteer extracurricular activities has caused some disruption but most graduation activities and long-planned field trips are going ahead, at least at schools The TriCity Newss contacted this week. But some concerts, middle school sports and other after-school

activities likely won’t be held as members of the BC Teachers’ Federation protest Bill 22, which they see as an attack on collective bargaining rights. Administrators are picking up the slack and parents are jumping in to help with commencement ceremonies and grad dinner/dances that teachers won’t be helping with or attending this year.

Grieving father wants more help for victims: A8

Tax hike is low in PoCo but at a cost

see UNION U O WON’T, O , page g A6 6

City backs off on hiring Mounties

THE PLAYS ARE THE THING Two drama productions will be held at SD43 schools despite the extracurricular activity ban. As of Tuesday, Dr. Charles Best secondary planned to continue with its evening shows of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (see photo) from April 25 to May 5 because of the cost and complexity of the production, which was too far along to call off, said principal Mary O’Neill. Gleneagle secondary is also going ahead with its production of “Seussical the Musical,” set for May 9, but principal Gerald Shong said it’s tied to course work for the musical theatre class and, therefore, permissible. The Coquitlam school’s planned production of “The Outsiders” was, however, cancelled because of teachers’ withdrawal from extracurricular activities.

By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS

High school sports to go on in District 43 By Larry Pruner THE TRI-CITY NEWS

The senior girls soccer show will go on — at least for now. That’s what Fraser Valley North AAA high school league co-ordinator and Centennial Centaurs coach Larry Moro told The Tri-City News on Monday after BC Teachers’ Federation members voted decisively last week to withdraw from all extracurricular activities, including sports.

BC School Spor ts (BCSS) responded last Friday by announcing it is going to proceed with the planned season for the 35,000 students involved in girls’ soccer, track and field, rugby, golf, tennis and mountain-biking, although it’s largely in the hands of the many volunteer teacher coaches to decide if they continue. T his season, five School District 43 teams play girls’ soccer: see ‘RIGHT RIGHT NOW NOW’,, page A7

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Hermia (Courtney Symmes) begs for mercy from Theseus (Stephen Marchesini) in Dr. Charles Best’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” which starts tonight and runs until May 5 at the Coquitlam high school. The spring production involves dozens of actors and stagecraft students in Grade 9 to 12, and the show is going on despite the BC Teachers’ Federation vote on extracurricular activities. For more on the play, see Arts, page A21

Port Coquitlam residents asked the city to keep this year’s tax bill as low as possible and staff have responded, putting to council a budget proposal with a 2.97% increase. But the lower than anticipated rate hike does not come without some sacrifices. Initial plans to hire three firefighters and two Coquitlam RCMP officers have been scuttled and the city has reduced the amount it is setting aside for infrastructure replacement funding from $250,000 to $140,000. Funding for the Port Coquitlam Community Foundation was also reduced from $50,000 to $35,000 while money for the city’s Sports Alliance was cut in half, from $30,000 to $15,000. The changes dropped the 2012 rate increase from a proposed 4.77%, or about $90 for the owner of an average single-family home, to the current 2.97%, or about $55 per average home. see DOING ‘MORE’, MORE , page A13


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COQUITLAM CITY COUNCIL: APRIL 23/2012 MEETING

Tri-City News Wednesday, April 25, 2012, A3

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Trasolini heads off to Victoria Articles by Diane Strandberg THE TRI-CITY NEWS

A city that former Po r t M o o dy M ayo r Joe Trasolini used to visit because he had a beef with government will now be his parttime home after winning the byelection last Thursday in Port Moody-Coquitlam. On Monday, Trasolini visited Victoria and got a tour of the legislature. But it will be a few weeks before the newly minted MLA will get to sit with NDP Opposition Leader Adrian Dix in the historic building because Elections BC won’t be tallying the final votes until April 30. Still, Trasolini expects to be sworn in by mid-May. Last Thursday night, after his decisive win, a jovial Trasolini appeared excited by the prospect of heading to Victoria to represent voters and was surprised by the strong endorsement by the 31% of voters who turned out to the polls. “I didn’t believe that kind of reception translated into votes. I’m overwhelmed,” said Trasolini, dapper in an orange shirt and conservative suit jacket and tie, flanked by his wife and step-daughter through much of the evening, along with local NDP MLAs such as Diane Thor ne (CoquitlamM a i l l a r dv i l l e ) a n d Mike Farnworth (Port Coquitlam). After weeks of speculation, the candidate

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Joe Trasolini celebrates with NDP supporters after capturing the vacant MLA seat in the provincial riding of Port Moody-Coquitlam in last Thursday’s byelection. He garnered 54% of votes cast to BC Liberal Dennis Marsden’s 30%.

THE NUMBERS NDP: 6,070/54.40% Liberal: 3,377/30.24% Cons.: 1,720/15.36% Total votes: 11,167 Voter turnout: 31.25% who surprised many for jumping into the fray as an NDPer, swept into his new post with 6,070 votes, nearly twice as many as BC Liberal candidate Dennis Marsden, who gar nered 3,377 votes. Christine Clarke, the BC Conservative candidate, placed a distant third with just 1,720 votes. Trasolini was long considered a BC Liberal

supporter but decided to run for the New Democrats under leader Adrian Dix. Trasolini said he made the choice because the party more closely represented his own “balanced” approach to government. Still, it’s a long road to the next provincial election — 13 months to be exact — and a lot could happen, including the centre-right coalition uniting under a new name. Trasolini believes his choice, and that of the NDP, to run a “positive” campaign struck a chord with voters instead of what he called a U.S.-style negative campaign of his Liberal opponent. Trasolini g ave as

good as he got in all-candidates meetings, taking shots at the B.C. government record, but made no personal attacks. The BC Liberals, meanwhile, criticized Trasolini for switching parties and getting in the way of the Evergreen Line while the Conservatives embarked on a letter-writing campaign slamming Trasolini’s fiscal record as mayor. As for how he’ll make the switch from civic to provincial politics, Trasolini said it will be easy because voters “want to be heard, they want to be consulted” at every level. Although transportation would seem to be his bailiwick after his

vocal support for rapid transit to Port Moody and Coquitlam, funding for transit that’s not based on property taxes, and his battle to get the Mur rayClarke Connector built, Trasolini said he has no preference for a critic’s post. “In anyway I can help this riding and the NDP and the party,” is all he would say. As to whether Trasolini would continue to be an accessible and vocal politician, the combative former mayor promised to return calls and handed the reporter his business card with his cell phone number. dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

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Marsden: Low turnout hurt Low voter turnout kept contented voters homes, said BC Liberal candidate Dennis Marsden, and resulted in a big loss for his party in last week’s Port Moody-Coquitlam byelection. While door knocking, Marsden said he “found a huge amount of people that agree and are happy, but in a byelection, they don’t vote.” Marsden, who was to return to his job as credit union manager after relaxing with his family over the weekend, said local voters will receive a rude wake-up call when they see NDP MLA Joe Trasolini walk in lockstep with Adrian Dix and his left-of-centre party. Marsden was critical of the BC Conservatives, too, saying they failed to make much of a difference in the local byelection, with just 15.4% of the vote, because they didn’t offer a credible platform that voters could ponder. “What we saw was a party that has no platform and so they could make the promise ‘We’ll get rid of this tax and that tax’ with absolutely no ability to identify where they’re going to get that revenue from... to pay for all the things we need.” Thursday night’s byelection drew less than one-third of eligible voters to the polls, and most of those who

were disgruntled cast a ballot for NDP MLAelect Joe Trasolini, said Marsden. But many of those voters will return to the BC Liberal fold or what ever centre-right coalition materializes to fight the NDP in a general election next May, he predicted. Marsden said he’s considering running again for the job of the MLA under whatever banner the centre-right voters choose to gather. “I truly don’t think it matters what they call it... it’s what you stand for that’s important,” Marsden said. M e a n w h i l e , Conservative leader John Cummins is putting a brave face on the byelection loss and third-place finish. “The number of people voting Liberal dropped by an astonishing 66% in Port MoodyCoquitlam, and 51% in Chilliwack-Hope. We did not split the vote, voters fled the Liberals in droves. Some stayed home, some voted NDP and many were excited to support the vibrant new BC Conservative party. That’s why our percentage of the vote grew by more than any other party,” Cummins stated in a press release. Christine Clarke, who had previously campaigned for the federal Conservatives and BC Liberals, carried the banner for the BC Conservatives. dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

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100-year-old tree to fall for Maillardville development 5-4 council vote for development on Cartier Ave. By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS

A controversial bid to build six townhomes in Maillardville will mean about a dozen trees will be axed — including one that’s more than century old. A 5-4 vote by Coquitlam city council to approve the development took place after an hourlong discussion with Morningstar Homes representatives, area residents and city staff following a public hearing on the developer’s plan for 1319 Cartier Ave., about half a block east of Laval Square. Much of the debate focused on tree loss, a topic that has riled the community after 200 trees were felled last month to update Glen Park in City Centre — many of which were assessed by arbourists as rotten and unstable. Morningstar’s Sophie Perndl said, because of their size, the mature trees on the north and south sides of the Cartier lot have to go as they would pose a safety risk during construction; however, the Coquitlam company will be planting 10 new street trees and 20 more on the site as well as extensive landscaping to make up for the loss, she told council.

Morningstar did not include an arbourist’s report as part of its presentation though Perndl said a study had been done and was available for viewing. “It would be very, very difficult to retain any trees on the property,� city planner Raul Allueva told city council on Monday, adding, “The south trees could be retained but that would mean a significant redesign of the development.� Chopping trees down is a sore point particularly in Maillardville, a F re n ch - C a n a d i a n enclave founded more than 100 years ago by Quebecois pioneers who worked at the Fraser Mills sawmill; the city plans to densify the area over the next 20 years. With so many mature trees, Maillardville residents such as biologist Pamela Zevit are pressing the city to ensure they don’t get uprooted.

Zevit, who scaped.� is on the Responding R city’s envitto a Hachey You can comment on ronmental Ave n u e any story you read at advisory neighbour’s n www.tricitynews.com commitconcern tee, spoke about a poa at Monday’s te ential view public hearing to loss, O’N O’Neill suggested urge council and the new trees would beMorningstar to rethink come a bigger problem the Cartier plans and as they would grow taller save the “green assets.� than the new homes over Coun. Selina Robinson the next five to 10 years. agreed, saying trees proMeanwhile, the vide shade and prevent next open house on water run-off in hillside t h e M a i l l a r d v i l l e areas (the Cartier prop- Neighbourhood Plan erty has a 13% slope). — a vision for the com“I would like to see an munity that was first adattempt to protect some opted in 1989 — is schedof the trees,� Robinson uled for Wednesday, May said, while putting devel- 23 at Place Maillardville opers on notice that fu- (1200 Car tier Ave., ture applications before Coquitlam) from 4 to 8 council would be judged p.m. The public meeting on how many trees could will provide direction to city staff on topics be salvaged. Still, Coun. Terry such as housing, urban O’Neill said Morningstar design, neighbourhood has done its job by pre- character, preserving senting a “beautiful� heritage buildings, and development in the re- new parks and recrenewing community that ation facilities. will be “very well landjwarren@tricitynews.com

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Coquitlam residents and business owners can no longer use cosmetic pesticides on their lawns and gardens. And Monday’s decision by city council prompted the bylaw’s champion to pump her fists in the air in a victory celebration after three years of lobbying her colleagues. Coun. Selina Robinson continued the celebration on Twitter immediately after the 7-2 vote, tweeting, “Yeah! Coquitlam finally has a pesticide ban! Woot! Woot!” T he long-winding passage to get the new policy in place was disputed right to the end, with council allowing an exemption for the Fraser Pacific Rose Society for its Centennial Rose Garden at Dogwood Pavilion. As well, a last-minute move to delete a requirement for pesticide vendors to have a notice at each point of sale terminal was also contentious. Last month, Paul Droulis of Canadian Tire in Maillardville told council that having extra signs at tills to warn customers about the city’s pesticide prohibition would be “burdensome.” He said his customers are coached on proper use of dangerous products when a

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The withdrawal, supported by 73% of teachers who voted, is part of a political strategy to get the government to change its mind on Bill 22 and will be followed with a campaign next year to oust the BC Liberals from power. “Teachers will be following up on the majority vote that came out and a number of teachers will be wrapping up extra-curricular activities or they won’t be continuing,” said Coquitlam Teachers’ Association (CTA) president Teresa Grandinetti. Teachers who refuse to follow the majority vote could be subject to an internal review by the union, although Grandinetti said she won’t be “going around and handing out strike tickets.” “The idea was this was an area where teachers themselves thought they could make a difference,” she said. “They would let the government know they had run out of options and this is the only piece that is truly theirs.” At Port Coquitlam’s Te r r y Fox s e c o n d ary, where the musical Legally Blondee was cancelled last month, parents and administrators will be taking over the responsibility for commencement while the dinner/dance and other g rad activities may look “different” this year, according to principal Heather Murphy. She said teachers did so much advance work, the

tutoring, band trips, EuroTour 2013 and other activities. Bruce Dent said there is a growing level of frustration among parents and while the PAC supports the escalation of teacher action in Bruce Dent, Centennial secondary school PAC principle, there could be a backlash. “The parent advisory job will be fairly easy to effect in terms of rallycomplete. ing support for the teach- council recommends But an awards night ers’ cause. that CTA better comAt Centennial second- municate their position involving the whole school that usually ary, where parents are to the public at large if draws between 800 and jumping in to fill the they hope to minimize 900 parents will be dif- roles typiparent negaficult to arrange without cally done t ive r e a c teacher involvement, by teachers, tion,” Dent she said, noting it will there are consaid. You can comment on any story you read at still go ahead. School cerns about The CTA’s www.tricitynews.com sports, meanwhile, are what duties Grandinetti, continuing with par- are still rewhile not ent participation and quired and commenting most long-planned choir how to do them. on the C Centennial situaand band field trips are A parent who is help- tion, agreed that relationgoing ahead while eve- ing to organize the grad ships will be strained bening concerts will not, events stated in an email tween parents and teachshe said. that teachers’ union ers and among teachers At Sir F rederick reps have informed the themselves. “There will Banting and Pitt River Coquitlam school’s par- be problems in schools. middle schools, most ex- ent advisory council I know that for a fact,” tended field trips have that they won’t be as- she said, adding that she already taken place and sisting with commence- hopes people will be able a Quebec trip planned ment or the dinner/ to resolve their differbefore the BCTF vote is dance and there is con- ences. still going ahead. cern that parents still “You need to be honBut there is a rum- don’t know what tasks est and say why they’re bling among some par- need to be done and how doing it. It’s nothing to ents that teachers’ with- to do them. Parents are do with them personally, drawal to protest Bill 22 also concerned about it’s a bigger picture.” will not have the desired the future of after-school dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

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C e n t e n n i a l , D r. Charles Best, Heritage Woods, Terry Fox and Riverside. “Right now, games are a go,” Moro said in an email. “A few teams have dropped out in Surrey but I haven’t heard of anyone in our league dropping out. I am hopeful none will as Riverside, Heritage Woods and Centennial (my co-coach) have community coaches and Fox has a vice-principal. Best, I think, is continuing as usual so hopefully we’ll be able to finish the schedule.” BCSS second vice-president Rob Colombo, who works as athletic director and a teacher at Port Coquitlam’s Riverside secondary, told The TriCity News last Friday his group is simply looking out in the best interests of students in sports. “We’re an organization which covers all sports,” Colombo said. “We are not a political body. Our coaches are both teacher volunteers and community volunteers and we are here to provide the opportunity for kids to participate and play for provincial championships.” Colombo said he “would hate to speculate” about possible fallout between teachers who differ on the extracurricular ban and BC School Sports said in a press release: “The board of directors of the BCSS recognizes and respects the position of teachers during the current labour dispute with the government. BCSS views extra-curricular activities, including coaching, as voluntary and will respect the decisions that individual teacher coaches will make on

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As for middle schools, spring sports have largely been cancelled and there will be no district track meet this year. Schools will likely make traditional spring sports part of their team activities during the regular school day. “We’ll just make sure they have track and field to make sure they aren’t missing out,” said Todd Clerkson, principal at Pitt River middle.

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High school girls’ soccer will continue to be played in spite of the BCTF vote on extracurricular activities. their personal involvement with school sports. We are hopeful that community volunteers, administrators and teachers will continue to support student athletes.” B.C. teachers voted a resounding 73% in favour of a resistance strategy to oppose Bill 22, the controversial Education Improvement Act. Besides withdrawing from extra-curricular activities, the result of last week’s vote — in which 29,000 of the union’s 41,000 members cast ballots — calls for the start of a public awareness campaign to mobilize opposition to the legislation and for the possibility of a future vote on a full-scale strike, which would be deemed illegal. BCTF president Susan Lambert called the result, with 21,625 teachers in favour and 7,846 opposed, a strong vote of confidence in the action plan crafted by delegates to the BCTF’s annual general meeting in March. “This vote sends a powerful message to the government that they must rethink Bill 22, listen to the concerns of teachers, respect our rights and invest in services to

students,” Lambert said in the release. “Teachers are united in this terrible piece of legislation... We simply have to take a strong stand.” BCSS, meanwhile, relies on 15,000 volunteer coaches annually to run inter-school athletic programs for 18 sports, which conclude with 45 provincial championships. Of the 15,000

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DP victories in two byelections bring the standings in the legislature to 46 BC Liberals, 36 NDP and three independents, one of whom has pledged allegiance to the BC Conservatives. Conservative leader John Cummins put a brave face on his party’s third-place finishes in Port Moody-Coquitlam and Chilliwack-Hope. Even in bedrock conservative Fraser Valley farm country in a protest byelection with a high-profile candidate, the BC Conservatives managed to attract just enough to deliver a landmark NDP seat. The NDP was helped by the absence of the BC Green Party on the byelection ballots, with most of its 5% support from 2009 presumably going to the winners. Cummins said his party’s goal going into the Port Moody-Coquitlam vote — with an unknown candidate and a handful of volun-

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teers — was to break 10%. They got 15% and he declared a moral victory. Cummins rejected a possible merger with the “discredited” BC Liberals. Premier Christy Clark was equally emphatic that she will be the leader of the “free enterprise coalition” in the 2013 election. So the stage is set for an NDP majority government. What will that look like? Well, Port Moody mayor-turned-MLA Joe Trasolini has a wealth of local government experience, so pencil him in as municipal affairs minister. A former supporter of the BC Liberals, Trasolini should clarify if he endorses the NDP constitution, which still opposes all profit-making activity. He’s not the only high-profile newcomer likely to be included in an Adrian Dix cabinet. New NDP candidates from union executive ranks will likely include longtime Hospital Employees’ Union president Judy Darcy. She no longer talks about bringing a “Marxist analysis” to economic matters. Darcy is now best known for leading the long court battle against the BC Liberal govern-

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ment’s contract-breaking legislation of 2002. The eventual decision of the Supreme Court of Canada basically invented a constitutional right to collective bargaining. (The high court could also ponder if there might be a right not to belong to a union, but that’s another story.) Then there’s George Heyman, the longtime BC Government Employees’ Union president. After leaving the BCGEU, Heyman has taken a turn as executive director of Sierra Club BC, a branch plant of the U.S. enviro-machine that works against B.C. forest, mining, power and petroleum development. These folks would be working with Stephen Howard, who went from senior positions at the BCGEU and CUPE to his current role as Dix’s chief of staff. Dix, of course, benefited from the sudden ouster of Carole James, who made the mistake of trying to loosen big labour’s grip on the NDP and modernize some of its quaint 1930s notions. Then we have B.C.’s third-largest political party, the BC Teachers’ Federation, which has already confirmed it will continue its

long campaign to replace the BC Liberals with the NDP next year. Such a team brings impressive experience but, unfortunately for taxpayers, much of that experience has been in extracting money from the public treasury. And if recent B.C. history is any guide, this fundamental conflict of interest will receive little or no media attention in the months to come. Instead, the conventional wisdom will be that voters want “change.”

CORRECTION In last week’s column, I referred to the 1971 Greenpeace campaign against atmospheric nuclear testing. That protest boat was directed at a U.S. nuclear test off Alaska, not a Soviet test, as stated. Subsequent Greenpeace protests targeted the Soviet slaughter of grey whales, and the last atmospheric nuclear tests, conducted by France in the South Pacific. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and bclocalnews.com. tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Coun. O’Neill should ‘get a grip’ Signs good & so is GPS

The Editor, Re. “Letter writers ‘get a grip’” (Letters, The TriCity News, April 20). To Coquitlam residents who have been observing council meetings, it is of no surprise that Coun. Terry O’Neill has made controversial comments about the felling of trees in Glen Park. This is just the latest in his anti-environmental platform. In his mind, some residents who are concerned about the rapid densification of the city and its effect on our natural environment have become “green-washed” and are now irrational, emotional and “eco-hysterical.” He writes that if we are that concerned about what has happened in Glen Park, we should make our way to Walton Park and “hug a tree.” For Coun. O’Neill’s infor mation, Walton Park is an urban forest whose magnificent trees were also slated to be felled until a local group of residents led

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The cutting of trees at Coquitlam’s Glen Park has drawn the ire of some city residents, something that also happened with Coun. Terry O’Neill’s comments on the issue. by Helen Brown took on city hall and won. Coun. O’Neill’s twisted logic seems to think that felling a tree is no different to pulling a weed or mowing a blade of grass. Perhaps the city should send him to a basic ecology course to teach him about the importance of trees. He is the one who should “get

a grip.” For the rest of us, grab a tree and hold on, we are in for a rough ride. For those Coquitlam residents who wish to discuss/ challenge the mayor and council on this or any other issue of concer n in Coquitlam, please attend a town hall meeting at the Centennial Room,

Centennial Pavilion, 620 Poirier St., Coquitlam, Saturday April 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a great opportunity to let your opinions be known. Maggie Moss, Coquitlam

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pand on some of the letters that were critical of Coquitlam Coun. Terry O’Neill’s choice of words when he described the electorate who put him in city hall. His website (electterryoneill.blogspot.ca) clearly illustrates the lengths a candidate will go to get elected. His promises include that he will be a councillor who will be in touch with the needs of the residents and be trusted to keep their best interests in mind. Furthermore, he states, Coquitlam needs “people-friendly” efficiency in city hall. I think the one statement on Coun. O’Neill’s website that will stand out in my mind when the next election is held is that he will be accountable for his actions. So all you “eco-hysterical” voters, let’s “get a grip” and make sure this arrogant hypocrite is accountable and ensure he doesn’t get elected next time around. Neil Swanson, Coquitlam

The Editor, Re. “Better signs needed for Eagle Mt. hikers” (Letters, The Tri-City News, April 18). I am writing in response to Derek Wilson’s letter about better trail markings being needed on Eagle Mountain for hikers. Coquitlam Search and Rescue would definitely support this and has on several occasions gone out and marked trails where it is clear hikers are getting lost. One thing about which Mr. Wilson was mistaken, however, is how useful a GPS device is. Over the last five years, GPS units have improved immensely to the point where it is unusual for them not to work under a heavy canopy. For example, the Garmin 60CSx, one of the best wilderness GPS units, is a standard issue for our team members and we would recommend a GPS for the avid hiker, in combination with a map. Marking trails and knowing where you are with a map or GPS would definitely cut down the number of tasks we have and reduce the risk to hikers. Dwight Yochim, Search Manager, Coquitlam Search and Rescue

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Early playoff exit hurts local biz Pubs, sports retailers could lose thousands in sales this spring By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Canucks fans are not the only people devastated by the team’s early playoff exit. Tri-City businesses that depend on the popularity of Vancouver’s NHL team will be feeling the financial pinch after the club lost its first-round series against the L.A. Kings in Game 5 Sunday night. Cheryl Semenuik, managing partner of the Golden Spike Pub in Port Moody, said a seven-g ame playof f round can represent from $50,000 to $100,000 in extra sales for her business. “A Tuesday night is $2,000 in sales on a regular night,� she said. “On a hockey game night, I can do $8,000 to $10,000.� Less business means a loss of hours for bar staff and security personnel, Semenuik said. She will also be delay-

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Canucks fans in the Tri-Cities will have a bit more free time on their hands this spring after their team was eliminated in Game 5 of the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. ing several building and maintenance repairs, which are usually scheduled during playoff time, when her revenues are up. Woody’s Pub manager Victoria Cartwright said game days can lead to a 25% increase in sales at her bar, particularly during the week, when business is usually a bit slower.

“We are sorry to see them lose but we are going to keep plugging along with our other promotions,� she said. “We still have the [MLS Vancouver] Whitecaps and all other promo stuff.� It is not just bars and restaurants that will suffer thanks to the Canucks’ early playoff exit.

Jersey sales have dropped dramatically at Jason Van Bergen’s Corner Sports in Port Coquitlam and a section of the store dedicated to the team will be taken down this week. “It has been bad,� he said. “The unfortunate

start to the series did not bode well for sales.� Canucks apparel is an important part of Van Bergen’s spring and summer budget planning. The problem is compounded if the team decides to make major personnel changes in the off-season, which could make much of his player jersey stock obsolete. “If you got Luongo or one of those players that may be on their way out, then definitely there is a loss for sure,� he said. “For most of the players, we just put them in a box and wait for next year.� Van Bergen is hoping for a silver lining with the early playoff exit, believing it could lead to increased sales on the sporting goods end of his business. With hockey fans now able to unglue themselves from their television sets, he believes more people will get outside and enjoy playing sports, rather than watching them.

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Doing ‘more with less’ A $41 utility fee increase, much of which is set by Metro Vancouver, did not change in the revised financial plan. “When went out for public input, we heard people say, ‘Try and do more with less,’” said Port Coquitlam Mayor Greg Moore. “We are trying to provide the same level of service with less funds. We are looking to other municipalities so we can see how we run our offices more efficiently.” Coquitlam, which shares RCMP service costs with PoCo, was not consulted on the decision not to chip in for two more Mounties, Moore said. Historically, PoCo has paid for one officer for every two officers hired by Coquitlam, keeping staffing levels in line with the population differential between the two municipalities. But in recent years, Coquitlam has grown at a

faster rate and Moore said it could be time to review the formula. C o q u i t l a m M ayo r Richard Stewart said PoCo’s hiring decision could potentially create an awkward situation between the two municipalities but added that he respected the neighbouring council’s budgeting process. “It creates a couple of challenges but we are going to have to work through them,” he said. “Their budget is their prerogative.” Stewart added that it may be time for both communities to revisit the Crime Reduction Strategy, which included a 10-year plan to hire more police. Moore defended the proposed budget, stating that more police staff does not necessarily mean a lower crime rate. He said the RCMP offers a high level of service and has used its resources effectively, which has reduced crime statistics in the munici-

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Woman rescued from apartment A Coquitlam woman is being treated in hospital after Coquitlam firefighters rescued her from her smokefilled apartment late Sunday evening. According to Coquitlam Fire and Re s c u e a s s i s t a n t chief Greg Mayberry, four crews responded to reports of a fire in a three-storey apartment building at 1110 Howie St. just after 11 p.m. When they arrived,

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To celebrate in style, we have a line up of exciting Youth Week events and programs for the whole week, from Youth Swim with DJ Shawn Perry, to Floor Hockey Tournament and Nintendo Wii Games night to Youth Week BBQ and ‘Don’t Forget the Lyrics!’ Competition! Check our website for more details.

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Revealing a renewed New View Local society will celebrate Mental Health Week

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ew View Society is celebrating Mental Wellness Week May 1 to 5 with the theme Reflect, Reveal and Renew and is hosting three events to raise the profile of the organization that has provided support for individuals and families challenged by mental illness. Executive director Jill Calder said the organization has been doing significant work in the community for nearly 40 years yet few people in the Tri-Cities are aware of New View Society and the impact it has had on people’s lives. From providing recreational and vocational programs to housing support, New View helps hundreds of people in each year, including 17 people who have lived or currently live in semi-independent residences in a newly built Community Wellness Centre and Iris House facility in Port Coquitlam. Calder said the special events will open the doors to the community on New View activities, as well as provide inspirational messages and a gala to celebrate recent accomplishments. “We’re doing it mostly to bring awareness to what New View Society has been doing for a long time,” Calder said. The week kicks off next Tuesday, May 1, with a presentation by Ted Kuntz, psychotherapist, author and public speaker, and chair of the New View Society, who will share his personal reflections on achieving peace in one’s daily life. The event Peace Begins with Me — also the

NEW VIEW SOCIETY • Since 1973, the New View Society has been involved in providing recreational and vocational support and housing to improve the quality of life for individuals and families challenged by mental illness. • In 2011, New View opened a Community Wellness Centre on 2050 Mary Hill Rd. in Port Coquitlam that provides programs, services and semi-independent living for 10 individuals. • 90% of people using the Community Wellness Centre are from the TriCities area. DIANE STRANDBERG/THE TRI-CITY NEWS

Mental Health Week kicks off May 1 with a presentation by Tri-City psychotherapist and author Ted Kuntz on the subject of his book, “Peace Begins with Me.” The event is part of five days of happenings hosted by the New View Society, of which Kuntz is the chair. title of a book by Kuntz — takes place at Port Moody’s Inlet Theatre, beginning with a reception at 6:30 p.m. followed up by the presentation at 7:30 p.m. There will also be an open house on May 3 beginning at 2 p.m. at the Community Wellness Centre, 2050 Mary Hill Rd. in PoCo, and a gala event at the Westwood Plateau Golf and Country Club on May 5, featuring a dinner and dancing with the dance band Ten Souljers. Kuntz said he is pleased to take part in the event with a presentation that will appeal to all individuals, not just those dealing

with mental health challenges. He would like to see New View become a lighthouse organization that dispels the stigma of mental illness while also providing programs for the entire community. He compares New View now to Crossroads Hospice Society in its early days; Crossroads had to confront society’s inability to deal with or talk about death and now is widely known as a model organization for supporting people with ter minal illness and their families. It built a free-standing hospice at Inlet Centre that became a rallying point for the community, which

continues to support the organization with volunteers and donations. Kuntz would like to see the same thing happen with New View, which now has a modern facility with a commercial kitchen and program rooms that could be used for community wellness programs such as yoga and grief support. Eventually, he would like to see the organization bring in internationally known speakers to talk about issues such as mental wellness that would appeal to a wide audience, such as Deepak Chopra, who is a worldrenowned mind-body healing pioneer and the

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“I am one of the one in five Canadians who struggles with mental illness. My anxiety disorder, over the years, has wreaked havoc at different times in my life but, through a lot of hard work and the understanding of a few close friends, I’ve been able to manage. Kelly Lee Parry of Depiction Writing and Design founder of the Chopra Centre for Wellbeing in Carlsbad, Cal. “That is the dream,” Kuntz said. For now though, the organization is building its support by reaching

out to the community and celebrating achievements. • More information about the events and tickets are available at www. newviewcelebrates.com. dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

MENTAL HEALTH • One in five Canadians will experience a mental illness during their lifetime. • Mental illness affects people of all ages, genders, cultures, education and income levels. • Two thirds of homeless people using urban shelters suffer from some form of mental illness. • Of the 10 leading causes of disability worldwide, five are mental disorders. • Mental Wellness Week is May 1 to 5.


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deprecating and illuminating, Buford’s kitchen adventures result in an engrossing and mouthwatering story. • What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets: In a fascinating study of people and their diets, Peter Menzel and Faith D’Alusio present photographs of 80 people from 30 countries with what they ate on an ordinary day. These photographs are accompanied by a list all of the food pictured and how many calories the day’s worth of food contains. The differences are shocking. Spanning from the 800-calorie diet of the Maasai herder in Kenya to the 12,300-calorie diet of a binge eater in England, people’s choices and lives are exposed honestly without judgment. These riveting photographs are supplemented with essays about food culture and nutrition. The

her boyfriend through her blog. Wizenberg’s writing captures the joy of cooking and eating at home with friends and family. Her stories could stand alone but are luckily accompanied by delicious recipes. A Homemade Life is a treat in and out of the kitchen. • Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating: There’s no shortage of books telling us what and how we should eat. In all of this literature comes the common-sense voice of Mark Bittman, who writes, “Eat less meat and animal products. Eat less processed food and more vegetables.” Bittman explains why this lifestyle will help you feel better and be easier on the planet. With clarity and measure, Bittman exposes modern food production (without being too graphic) and delves into the bureaucratic nature of our contemporary government food guides. Eating should be tasty, healthful and easy, without convenience and fad foods. Bittman backs up his argument with a diet plan and tempting recipes.

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veryone eats every day so it’s no surprise that there’s a glut of fabulous books about eating and cooking. Visit your library for these and other good reads: • Heat: Bill Buford, a middle-aged writer, decides to quit his job and work for free as a “kitchen slave” in Babbo, celebrity chef Mario Batali’s New York restaurant. Buford was an over-ambitious home cook who felt that he was missing something when it came to food. He was — he was missing knife skills, grilling skills, cooking skills and, most importantly in the Babbo kitchen, speed. Buford’s skills slowly progress as he breaks apart hundreds of ducks, finely dices piles of onions, all the while being cursed and glared at by the professionals. Buford’s food obsession does not end there. After laboriously climbing the kitchen ladder from slave to line cook to pasta maker, Buford’s compulsion takes him to Italy, where he delves into the complexity of Italian cooking. Funny, chaotic, self-

diversity in resources, lifestyles and choices available to our species is astounding. You will be left thinking about your daily bread. • Blood, Bones and Butter: Gabrielle Hamilton is passionate about simple, straightforward food despite the complicated and roundabout way she took getting into the kitchen. Hamilton’s nostalgia for the spit-roasted lamb and starry nights of her childhood infuses her difficult life story. Hamilton moves from rural Pennsylvania to New York City at age 17 and is quickly drawn into a lifestyle of drug abuse and theft. Gradually, with the help of food and compassion, she becomes a successful chef, restaurant owner and mother. Hamilton’s grit, humour and passion come through in this compelling life story. • A Homemade Life: In 2004, Molly Wizenberg decided to quit her PhD program in cultural anthropology to write and cook. Her efforts produced the blog Orangette and A Homemade Life is the first published result of her work. A Homemade Life is full of charming stories that span all stages of Wizenberg’s life. She writes bravely about her beloved late father and recounts the romantic meeting of

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Your regional calendar of artful events for May 2012 Visit artsconnect.ca for a complete event list

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Eliza Au and Ying-Yueh Chuang: Variations on Symmetry On til May 19 604-927-6555 or evergreenculturalcentre.ca

A comedy from Stage 43 May 2-5, Evergreen Cultural Centre 604-927-6555 or evergreenculturalcentre.ca

Leigh Square Community Arts Village Donna Polos: Flourishing Fibres: A Retrospective On til May 7 Rick Hansen Man in Motion 25th Anniversary May 10-Jun. 11 Opening Reception: May 17, 4-6PM 604-927-8400 or portcoquitlam.ca/artss

Place des Arts Eileen Fong: Black, White and Colours Marilyn Chapman: Fragile Entanglements On til May 5 John Lee: Lone On til Jun 2 Louis-Marc Simard: Bordering on Reality Claudia Stewart: Doorways and Transformations Trina Moulin: Slow Motion Greyscale May 10-Jun 2 Opening Reception: May 10, 7PM 604-664-1636 or placedesarts.ca

Flyin’ Bob Evergreen Family Series May 6, 2PM, Evergreen Cultural Centre 604-927-6555 or evergreenculturalcentre.ca

West Side Story Presented by Archbishop Carney Regional Secondary School May 23-26, Terry Fox Theatre 604-942-7465 or tickets@acrss.org

DANCE 16th Annual Korean Dance Festival May 20, 7PM, Evergreen Cultural Centre 604-936-8099 or evergreenculturalcentre.ca

Port Moody Arts Centre Colette Lisoway: Holy Cow Moody Middle School & Blackberry Artist’s Society: Inspiring Each Other Edward Peck: Industrial Abstraction Solomon Rose: Jewelry On til May 27 Angela Gooliaff & Tony Chu: Drawing Dialogues Sarah Ronald & Port Moody Arts Centre: Camera Obscura Walter Coates: Images from the parks of the Tri-Cities Pin Hole Camera Display May 31-Jul 8 Opening Reception: May 31, 6-8PM 604-931-2008 or pomoartscentre.ca

Port Moody Library Chris Woods & Katie Brewer – photography Blackberry Gallery – assorted work 604-469-4692 or library.portmoody.ca

MUSIC Crossroads Coffeehouse May 11 – Port na Gael May 25 – Brighter Lights, Thicker Glasses Doors: 7PM, Open stage: 7:30PM, Feature act: 9PM The Gathering Place at Leigh Square info@crossroadshospice.bc.ca

Art Focus artists John Hansen & Colin Craig myartclub.com

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The annual show features works by Port Coquitlam artists May 5 & 6, 11AM-4:30PM, The Outlet @ Leigh Square myartclub.com/art.focus

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Chamber music concert featuring the Quiring Chamber Players May 25, 8PM, Evergreen Cultural Centre 604-927-6555 or evergreenculturalcentre.ca

SPECIAL EVENTS Festival of Masks

(Drama/Comedy - Uruguay) Port Moody Film Society May 11, 7:30PM, Inlet Theatre pmfilm.ca

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BMN Finnie’s Backyard Children/Youth Tree Tour Walk led by a volunteer arbourist, lasts approx. 2 hours May 6, 1PM. H.E.Y. Building, Riverview Grounds 604-290-9910 or rhcs.org

Mother’s Day Tea on the Train Tea and cookies on a vintage railcar May 13, 12-3PM, Port Moody Station Museum 604-939-1648 or portmoodymuseum.org

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Day of the Arts: Fun with Nature Take a walk on the wild side at this nature-inspired Pro-D Day of the Arts Apr 20, 8:45AM-3:45PM, Place des Arts. 604-664-1636 or placedesarts.ca

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A youth arts festival featuring theatre, dance, music and film May 3-6, 7PM, Inlet Theatre 778-709-2154 or GOLIATHArts@gmail.com

May Day Festival Celebrating 89 years in Port Coquitlam. Highlights include: Opening Ceremony – May 4, 7PM, Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex May Day Parade – May 12, 11AM, Downtown Port Coquitlam Mother’s Day in Lions Park – May 13, 8:30AM-3PM, Lions Park 604-927-7935 or portcoquitlam.ca

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• Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary used book, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., in the ERH main lobby. Funds raised will be used for the purchase of equipment and patient comfort items for the hospital. • PoCo Heritage and Cultural Society presents “Off the Beaten Path in and Around Port Coquitlam” with Bryan Ness, 7 p.m., in the Community Archives, Leigh Square. Info: 604927-8403 or www.pocoheritage.org.

FRIDAY, APRIL 27

• Tri-Cities Women’s Friendship Club dinner night, 6 p.m. Info: Wendy, 604-468-2423.

ONLINE CALENDAR www.tricitynews.com/calendar • Eagle Ridge Hospital Auxiliary monthly meeting, 7 p.m., in ERH’s ParkLane Room. Guests always welcome to attend.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 2

• Kiddies Korner Preschool parent education night, 7 p.m., 2211 Prairie Ave., PoCo with Tanis Frame of Mommamaven; Frame has a background in facilitation, research, toxicology and children’s environmental health, and will talk about how chemicals are affecting our children’s health and

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• First practice of season for Super Strikers cricket, 6:30-8 p.m., Mackin Park, Coquitlam. Info: www.superstrikers. ca.

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what you can do about it. Tickets $5 at the door. • Hyde Creek Watershed Society monthly meeting, 7:15 p.m., at the Hyde Creek Education Centre and Hatchery, 3636 Coast Meridian Rd., PoCo. Guests welcome. Info: 604-461-3474 or www. hydecreek.org.

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• PoCo Garden Club annual plant sale, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Trinity United Church, 2211 Prairie Ave., PoCo. • 777 Neptune Royal

Canadian Air Cadets garage sale fundraiser, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion Branch 133, 2675 Shaughnessy St., PoCo. Any donations to the garage sale will be gladly accepted on May 4 at the Legion between 6 and 9 p.m.; cash donation over $20 will receive an income tax receipt.

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• Burke Mountain Naturalists host a children’s walk through Finnie’s Garden and the “backyard” of the Riverview Hospital grounds, starting at 1 p.m. at the upper entrance of the Henry Esson Young Building. Info: www.bmn. bc.ca or 604-941-7378. For a site map, visit www.rhcs. org.

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CONTACT Janis Warren email: jwarren@tricitynews.com phone: 604-472-3034 • fax: 604-944-0703

Stage 43 takes a peek behind curtain

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From left to right: Karina Greenwood (Hippolyta); Kia Mansoor (Philostrate); Stephen Marchesini (Theseus); Courtney Symmes (Hermia); Connor Roberts (Egeus); Samantha Smith (Demetrius); and Adam MacDonald (Lysander) perform in Dr. Charles Best’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which starts tonight and runs until May 5 at the Coquitlam high school. For tickets and more information about the production, at $10/$8, call the school at 604-461-5581. Showtime is 7 p.m.

Midsummerr at its Best By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS

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he Best Players are asking audience-goers to suspend disbelief — albeit for a couple hours — and enter into a enchanted forest filled with young Athenian lovers, amateur actors and fairies. Starting tonight (Wednesday), Coquitlam’s Dr. Charles Best secondary is presenting A Midsummer Night’s Dream, one of William Shakespeare’s most popular works for the stage that continues to be performed across the world more than 400 years after he penned it. Drama teacher Brad Case assembled some two dozen Grade 9 to 12 actors for the cast after 70 students tried out last December and, from them, he chose Grade 12ers Matthew Brown and Meghan Lenz to take on the lead roles of Oberon and Titania, the fairy king and queen. Both 17-year-old actors had performed in past Best shows — namely, Guys and Dollss in 2010 and Government Inspector for last year’s MetFest at Heritage Woods secondary — but taking on key parts in Shakespeare’s masterpiece was something they never imagined. Case said he chose the pair “because they were

the best choice and mix. They act well together and I knew this would really test them.” He added, “I love the play and I like to challenge my actors every year to do things they wouldn’t normally do.” Case rewrote some lines for the romantic comedy and, for time’s sake, cut out a few of the longer monologues; however, for the most part, the spring play stays to its original form, with no scenes cut. For readers unfamiliar with the somewhat complex play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream tells the tale of the pending marriage between the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and the Queen of the Amazons, Hippolyta, whom he won during a battle. As they talk about their wedding, Egeus and his daughter, Hermia, and her suitors, Lysander and Demetrius, enter. Hermia has fallen for Lysander against her father’s wishes. Egeus has chosen Demetrius as his son-in-law and if Hermia doesn’t wed him, she will die — a rule permitted by fathers under Athenian law. Theseus intervenes and offers a solution: Hermia can spend the rest of her life in a nunnery if she doesn’t chose her fate within four days — the same date as Theseus and Hippolyta’s wedding. Lysander then hatches a plan to leave Athens with Her mia. Helena, who is in love with

Demetrius, walks in and wonders how Hermia managed to capture his heart. They confide their secret with Helena, which she then shares with Demetrius, hoping he will transfer his affections. In the meantime, a group of thespians practice a play to be performed at the wedding. They intend to meet the next night in the forest for a rehearsal, the same spot where Hermia and Lysander are to start their escape. The action then shifts to the fairies in the forest. As they see Helena and Demetrius pass by, Oberon tells his jester, Puck — aka Robin Goodfellow — to put “love juice” in Demetrius’ eyes so he falls for the first person he wakes up to. Meanwhile, Oberon also squeezes some of the juice into his wife’s eyes, hoping when she wakes up, she’ll fall for a wild beast. Unfortunately, Puck mistakes Lysander for Demetrius, and Lysander wakes up to Helena — his new desire — and Titania is awakened by Nick Bottom, one of the play’s actors. To stop the confusion, Puck reverses his spells on Lysander and Titania but he also casts a spell so none of the lovers remember what happened. “Shakespeare is such a challenge for students but once they understand the acting, the language becomes secondary and it becomes fun,” Case said.

The stage might was well be turned 180 degrees for the Stage 43 production of Play On! The comedy offers a rare glimpse of what goes on behind the curtain as a fictitious community theatre group called the Last Chance Players tries to save money by accepting the work from novice playwright, who is one of their members. The curtain comes up Thursday through S a t u r d ay a t 8 p.m., along with a Sunday 2 p.m. matinee, at Coquitlam’s E v e r g r e e n Cultural Centre. The show, whose cast and crew are followed through several ill-starred rehearsals while t h e p l ay w r i g h t continuously revises his script, also runs May 2 to 5 at 8 p.m., also at ECC. “The wonderful thing about it is I picked out all the characters and was able to draw a lot of fun from that,” said the play’s director Brooke Jewell. “It’s very realistic, too. I think when you pull from real life, that evolution brings a special talent to the show. “You get to see everything that happens behind the scenes. We hide nothing.” V i s i t w w w. stage43.org. lpruner@tricitynews.com

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The city’s water supply is in danger and it’s up to Esmeralda Superspy Planet Protector and her faithful sidekick, Goober, to save the day. They’ll be doing that while entertaining some 30,000 kids across the Lower Mainland — including in the Coquitlam school district — in the DreamRider Theatre touring production of H2Whoa, a play that encourages kids and their families to conserve water. “Goober has been in two of our other plays, as well as videos and video games, and he’s a character that kids absolutely adore,� said Vanessa LeBourdais, executive producer of the Tri-City-based DreamRider Theatre. Apart from the hilarity of Esmeralda Superspy and Goober setting out on missions to defeat the Evil Evaporator and his new water gun — which has magically evaporated all the water in the city’s reservoir — there’s plenty of learning going on in H2Whoa. “Along the way kids learn a lot of things

they can do to save water, like turning off the tap while they’re brushing their teeth, taking shorter showers,� said LeBourdais. The superheroes take on the Evaporator (and not to worry, they do restore the watershed), but the kids all become official planet protectors as well. An environmentalist, LeBourdais said she was inspired to create H2Whoa after attending a conference on water. “You’ll end up paying less in utilities when your kids are water smar t,� said DreamRider’s co-artistic director and actor, Ian Gschwind. “That’s why nine municipal governments in Metro Vancouver are bringing H2Whoa to their elementary schools.� “The play is really effective in getting kids to go home and bug their parents,� she said. “And to me that’s really exciting, because theatre reaches kids through their hearts and minds on all levels — they’ll be laughing and singing along and having a great time and learning, but they don’t even know they’re learning.� H2Whoa a is touring 17 elementary schools in

the Tri-Cities over the next month. DreamRider has also partnered with Telus to produce three Esmeralda Planet Protector webisodes, two of which launch this spring. And working with the Centre for Digital Media, DreamRider will release an animated interactive game based on another of their plays, Keep Cool, which measures behavioural changes kids make in transportation and energy use. Visit www.dreamridertheatre.com for more information. spayne@tricitynews.com p y @ y

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What a racquet now in Winnipeg Five Coquitlam athletes have swatted their way to the Canadian junior racquetball championships running this week in Winnipeg. Chris Culhane, the topranked 12-and-under male player in the country, is looking to win both singles and doubles, with partner Josh Killns. G r a c e K i l l n s, 1 1 , a n d Josephine Choi, 13, are both shooting for girls’ singles crowns, while Connor Culhane –– Chris’s older brother –– is 15 and will toil in both the 16-andunder and 18-and-under divisions. Connor is a two-time national doubles champion.

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The Coquitlam Reds’ trip to Vancouver Island last weekend was hardly of the holiday variety. The Reds dropped all four games in a pair of doubleheaders versus the B.C. Premier Baseball League’s two Victoria teams, the Eagles and the Mariners, and dipped to 4-5 on the season after bolting out of the gate at 4-1. Run production was at a premium for the Reds, who managed to plate only five base runners in the fourgame set.

On Saturday, the Reds suffered a 4-1 openinggame defeat to the Eagles, then let an 2-0 first-inning lead evaporate by surrendering four fifth-inning runs in a 6-2 loss in Game 2. “The Eagles capitalized on every defensive miscue [we made] and were able to shut down [our] offence,” Reds head coach Kyle WIlliams said on the team’s website. Max Hollingwor th slapped a pair of hits for the Reds in the first game, with Darren Honeysett, Mitchell Jackman and Austin Macdonald had two

hits apiece in the nightcap. C u r t i s Tay l o r a n d Brandon Becking took the losses on the mound for the Reds as the Eagles, who were 12th to the Reds’ second among the 13 BCPBL teams last season with a 16-32 mark, currently sit 6-4. On Sunday, the Mariners cranked out 10 hits to just two for the Reds in a 2-0 first-game decision, then prevailed 3-2 in extra innings despite Coquitlam having out-hit them by a lopsided 12-6 margin. Mark Trimble pitched the Game 1 loss, with Jeff Heidema and Willie Davis

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Coquitlam’s Cara Lukawesky upped her record to a sparkling 17-5 after pitching the Simon Fraser Clan to a 4-0 triumph over the Wester n Washington Vikings in a university women’s softball showdown Sunday in Bellingham. The Vikings bounced back to win the second game of a doubleheader 6-2, leaving the Clan with a 28-12 overall r e c o r d , LUKAWESKY includi n g 2 1 - 1 1 i n G re at Nor thwest Athletic Conference action. On T h u r s d a y, Lukawesk y pitched a one-hitter to lift the Clan to an 8-0 romp over Idaho’s Northwest Nazarene Crusaders at Beedie Field on Burnaby Mountain. Lukawesky pitched all five innings in the first game of a doubleheader that was shortened due to the mercy rule. I n t h e n i g h t c a p, chucker Kelsie Hawkins of Victoria scattered four hits over six innings to move to 11-6 this season as the Clan prevailed 2-0 to sweep the Great Northwest Athletic Conference twinbill. Bur naby’s Kelsey Haberl rallied the Clan’s offence by going four for five at the plate in the two games with a run scored. “Cara and Kelsie have been throwing great all year,” Haberl said. “They were almost unhittable today and you can’t ask for much more than that from your starters.”

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Centennial Centaurs scored early Monday –– and often. Tamara Derby’s breakaway strike just two minutes into the game stood as the winner as the Centaurs handled the Terry Fox Ravens 5-0 in a Fraser Valley North AAA senior girls high school soccer league game at Gates Park. In another tilt Monday, the Dr. Charles Best Blue Devils tripped the Heritage Woods Kodiaks by a 2-1 count. T he Cents’ Aliya Boulanger tallied in the 11th minute, with Nicole Foreman providing the set-up off a corner kick for her second assist of the game. Sophia Fabbro (27th minute), Amy Kirby (60th) and Foreman herself (70th) also scored for the Cents, who also got two assists from Lauren Pereira. Ayana Boyde-Joseph scooped the shutout, with strong play by defender Chiara Dent.

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Technical Sales Persons Req’d for Sky-net Computers Ltd. Sal: $13/hr. Duties; Greet customers & discuss type, quality & quantity of services for purchase, rental or lease. Advise customers on use services. Estimate or quote prices. Prepare sales contracts & accept payment. Maintain sales records for inventory control. English required. Punjabi an asset. Contact: Jason @ Email:skynetcomltd@yahoo.ca Fax:778-285-5502 Location:Coquitlam, BC

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Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door.

Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.bc.ca

WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

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HELP WANTED

$100-$400 CASH DAILY for Landscaping Work! Competitive, Energetic, Honesty a MUST!

EDUCATION

PropertyStarsJobs.Com

AIRLINES ARE HIRING- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783

ADULT CARRIER

With reliable car required to deliver The TriCity News door-to-door to households in the Tri-City area Wednesday & Friday.

APPLY NOW: Pennywise Scholarship For Women to attend Journalism certificate course at Langara College in Vancouver. Deadline May 30, 2012. More information: www.bccommunitynews.com

6068 1-17 Parkdale Pl 1-18 Parkglen Pl 1-19 Parkwood Pl 8461 787-802 Banting St 743-825 Como Lake Ave(odd) 740-760 Covina Crt 790-798 Dalip Crt 741-800 Egmont Ave 738-780 Ellice Ave 800-810 Fowler Crt 808-838 Raynor St (even) 804-926 Robinson St 8221 343-385 Blue Mountian St (odd) 901-975 Edgar Ave (odd) 900-970 Stewart Ave 907-964 Walls Ave 8420 901-951 Austin Ave 506-534 Blue Mountain St (even) 922-948 Dennison Ave 500-600 Joyce St 501-530 Mentmore St 508-522 Roxham St 6013 3300-3364 Henry St 3301-3378 Viewmount Dr 3353-3373 Viewmount Pl

APPLY NOW!!! Paid weekly up to $20/hr Hiring 12 F/T positions Must be outgoing, motivated And dedicated!!!!! Students welcome!!!

8402 690-700 Blue Mountain St (even) 753-765 Cottonwood Ave (odd) 687-695 Easterbrook St (odd) 752-936 Runnymede Ave 752-764 Smith Ave (even)

Call 604-472-3040

Cabinet manufacturing shop, located in Maple Ridge is currently recruiting full time for the following positions: · Machine Operators · Assemblers · Finishers If you have minimum Grade 12 education and are experienced in woodworking or related experience. Please email resume to: ATT: Derrick Gardner

.CanScribe 1.800.466.1535

6078 631-800 Alderside Rd 646 Bentley Rd 642-740 Ioco Rd

6055 1002-1015 Alpine Pl 1102-1119 Barberry Pl 3-17 Campion Crt 1302-1323 Campion Lane 1202-1224 Cypress Pl 1402-1414 Dogwood Pl 1502-1509 Fernwood Pl 1602-1622 Hemlock Pl 999-1124 Noons Creek Dr

Call Erica 604.777.2195

dgardner@canterburykitchens.com

CONCRETE FINISHERS and Form Setters. Edmonton based company seeks experienced concrete finishers and form setters for work in Edmonton and northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work; john@raidersconcrete.com. Cell 780-660-8130. Fax 780-444-7103.

6079 101 Parkside Dr 8118 333-359 Decaire St (odd) 356-376 Duncan St 1566-1778 Hammond Ave 378-399 Laurtian Cres 1551-1768 Thomas Ave 9262 1104-1189 Alderwood Ave 3910-3969 Ambleside Close 1103-1188 Lynwood Ave 4013-4098 Wedgwood St 9059 1979-2025 Cameron Ave (odd) 1793-1955 Eastern Dr (odd) 2008-2041 Langan Ave 1750-1990 Pitt River Rd 1751-1863 Scarborough Cres (odd) 1982 Warick Ave 1903-1974 Warick Cres 8779 2535-2574 Fuchsia Pl 1316-1342 Honeysuckle Lane 2532-2560 Jasmine Crt

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OTHER ROUTES NOT LISTED MAY BE AVAILABLE. PLEASE CALL TO ENQUIRE. If you live on or near one these routes and you are interested in delivering the papers please call Circulation

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ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

0732216 BC. Ltd dba Pizza Factory, #25, 2755, Lougheed Hwy Poco Place Mall, Port Coquitlam, B.C. V3B 5Y9 req. F/T, permanent Food Counter Attendants. No experience or minimum education necessary, Must be able to speak English, salary offered 11.00/hr, 40 hrs/wk, must be available week-ends/evenings, Mail resume at above address or e-mail to: pocojobs@yahoo.ca HONEY’S Bistro in Coq. Req.1 F/T cook. 3+ years exp. high school diploma, handle fully Korean dishes, menu devel., Korean is asset. $17.50/hr 37.5hr/wk, honeysbis@gmail.com Nando’s Chicken Restaurant in Coqutilam requires: Food Service Supervisors $13.00/hour for 40hrs/week Food Counter Attendants $10.50 for 40hrs/week. Supervisors must have at least 2 years experience. Please apply in person or mail at 3000 Lougheed Highway, Suite 204, Coquitlam, BC, V3B 1C5 or fax: 604-472-0802 or email: nandoscoquitlam@gmail.com

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and quote the route number.

Music Director Wanted AUJLAS’ FARMS LTD

Commencing Sept. 2012. Trinity United Church, Port Coquitlam, requires a music director to oversee congregational music as well as directing a 26 voice SATB adult choir. Send resume and cover letter to Trinity United Church 2211 Prairie Ave. Pt Coquitlam, B C V3B 1V8. Email trinity_united@telus.net or phone 604-942-0022 for a copy of the job description or additional information. Salary to be commensurated with experience.

FARM LABOURERS required 5 or 6 Days/Week 40 or 50 Hours/Week $10.25/Hour Horticultural work such as: Planting, pruning, spacing and harvesting the crop. Employment starts early July’12 Submit your application to: 604-465-8153 or by Fax:604-465-9340 or by mail:12554 Woolridge Rd., Pitt Meadows, B.C. V3Y 1Z1

Holbrook Dyson Logging Ltd Has vacancies in the following job: Heavy Duty Mechanic. Details can be seen at http://hdlogging.com/ Fax resume to 250-287-9259

T-MAR INDUSTRIES located in Campbell River is hiring for the position of a qualified Machinist. Position comes with a competitive benefit package and applicant must possess a valid driver’s license. Contact Tyson Lambert. Mail: 5791 Duncan Bay Road, Campbell River BC V9H 1N6 Fax: 250286-9502. Email:tysonlambert@t-mar.com Dreaming of a NEW CAREER? Check out bcclassified.com’s Employment and Career Sections for information 604-575-5555 toll-free 1-866-575-5777

PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc is seeking skilled Tower Crane RIGGERS for projects in the GVRD. Rigging ticket, experience on a commercial construction site working under a crane is required. Send resume via fax:

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VOLUNTEERS

• 3-5 years previous exp. (food manufacturing plant an asset.) • Excellent troubleshooting and repair skills • Mechanically inclined refrigerant operators and/or Class 4 Power Engineer ticket would be an asset

• Industry Competitive Wages • Full-Benefits • Steady Full-Time Work

Fax resume 604.533.0896 or e-mail: careers@ donaldsfinefoods.com

ROOFERS WANTED 5 years exp. Own tools, Safety equipment & drivers license Call Phil (604)418-9621 Westeel Fabrication Ltd. is looking for Structural Steel Fabricators/Erectors with track record. Please send your resume to:

info@westeelfabrication.ca or Contact: 604-543-8016

threescocatering@shaw.ca

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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.

Call our office or visit our website for more info. 604-536-9287 or www.canadianopen fastpitch.com or Attend our next Volunteer meeting for more details. Tuesday, May 1 7:00 pm at the Sandman Signature Hotel, 8828 201 Street, Langley

MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877776-1660.

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

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH Radiance Day Spa Tel:604-936-6828 K-435 North Road Coquitlam

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

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

203 101-1125 Nicola Avenue Port Coq. (behind COSTCO)

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HELP WANTED

ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

INCOME TAX. TAJ DAMJI 604-781-0315. Pickup delivery in Tri City Free. Singles $45 Couples $65. No limit on number of slips.

604-468-8889

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CRIMINAL RECORD?

PERSONAL SERVICES

A+Spa

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Call FREE 1-877-220-3328

• FREE ADMISSION to all playing venues • 1 complimentary item of event apparel • 1 complimentary meal per volunteer shift worked!

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Kristy 604.488.9161

NEED HELP MANAGING YOUR DEBT?

Be part of our exciting, worldclass softball tournament, which takes place from June 30 - July 9 in Surrey, BC. We are looking for volunteers in areas such as: scorekeeping, security & parking, transportation, batgirls, tickets & gates, and more! We ask that each volunteer work a minimum of 20 hours. In exchange for your time, each volunteer will receive:

near Safeway - Sunwood Square

To be considered candidates must have the following qualifications attributes:

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AT THE SCOTIABANK CANADIAN OPEN FASTPITCH!

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• Industrial Electricians • Millwrights

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VOLUNTEER

Commercial Transport Journeyman Mechanic - Truck -

Donald’s Fine Foods is a progressive and growing specialty meats processing and distribution company. We have an opening in our Maintenance Department for the following positions:

• Home Dinner Parties • Meetings • Funerals • Weddings • B-B-Ques • Birthdays • Anniversaries

Dewdney Trunk, M. Ridge Corner Max Gas Station

TRADES, TECHNICAL

Van-Kam Freightways Ltd. requires a full-time Commercial Transport Journeyman Mechanic with truck experience. This position is located at our Surrey Terminal (10155 Grace Road). Applicants should have related experience, a positive attitude and able to work in a team environment. This is a busy facility providing service to a large fleet of Company Owned Trucks and Trailers. Submit a detailed resume and email/cover letter to: careers@vankam.com or fax: 604-587-9889 or call Derek at 604-587-9818 (leave a message) Van Kam is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to Environmental Responsibility. Van Kam thanks you for your interest, however only those being considered will be contacted.

Specializing in Private Events! We Come To You! Doing It All, From Set-Up - Clean-Up.

604-241-5301 or pclvancouverjobs@pcl.com

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

@ 604-472-3042

FARM WORKERS

Small ads... BIG RESULTS Whether you are a small business just starting out or an established franchise... Classifieds work hard for you.

THE LEMARE GROUP is accepting resumes for the following positions: • Boom Man • Processor Operator • Heavy Duty Mechanics • Contract Coastal Fallers • Grapple Yarder Operator Fulltime with union rates and benefits. Please send resumes by fax to 250-956-4888 or email to office@lemare.ca.

9209 3608-3786 Cedar Dr (even) 772-888 Essex Ave (even) 3607-3795 Hamilton St 3608-3765 Inverness St 891-894 Lincoln Ave 771-859 Paisley Ave 3708-3739 Skye Pl 3608-3796 St Thomas St

THE ONE AND ONLY Harley Davidson Technician Training Program in Canada. GPRC Fairview Campus. 15 week program. Current H-D motorcycle training aids. Affordable residences. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

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8751 3226-3269 Karley Cres 1361 Shaughnessy St

EXPERIENCED B TRAIN DRIVERS required for seasonal work. Tanker experience preferred. Wages up to $ 25/hr. including bonus, benefit plan, training provided. All T800 Kenworths. Ideal job for semi-retired summer driver! Fax resume 604-520-6659 or email: rickmcarthur@telus.net

TRAIN TO BE AN Apartment/Condominium Manager at home! We have jobs across Canada. Thousands of graduates working. 31 years of success! Government certified. www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-6658339, 604-681-5456.

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PERSONAL SERVICES

6187 3-55 Hawthorn Dr

DELIVERY DRIVER

INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. Sites in AB & BC. Hands on real world machine training. NO Simulators. Start any Monday. Funding Options. www.IHESchool.com 1-866-399-3853

HELP WANTED

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

Carriers Needed

DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

EXCLUSIVE “THINKBIG” Mechanic Training. GPRC Fairview Campus. $1000. entrance scholarship. Paid practicum with Finning. High school diploma and mechanical aptitude. Write apprenticeship exams. 1-888999-7882; gprc.ab.ca/Fairview.

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The following routes are now available do deliver the NEWS in the Tri-City area:

Delivery driver required for local deliveries using a one ton tank truck. Must have sales, marketing, and good communication skills. Job may involve towing small trailer at times. Class One license would be asset. Fax resume to: 604-552-8400

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FOSTER/SOCIAL CARE

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

TAX RETURNS Current and overdue returns going back as far as 1998

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HEALTH PRODUCTS

Starting at $45.00 per return Couples discount at $80.00

HERBAL MAGIC Look great for summer - 1st 9 weeks for $99. Lose Weight and keep it off. Results Guaranteed! Call NOW 1-800-8545176.

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M A R K B R A G I E L, CFP Tri-City Business Centre 604-552-9399 ext. 329

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PART-TIME

SHIPPER / TRAFFIC COORDINATOR The Burnaby New Westminster NewsLeader requires a Shipper / Traffic Coordinator for two full and one half shifts each week. This position organizes and facilitates the movement of newspapers and other delivery items from the printing hall to the bundle delivery drivers. Applicants must have good organizational and interpersonal skills, a current fork lift operators ticket, and be fluent in English. Apply to circmanager@burnabynewsleader.com


A30 Wednesday, April 25, 2012, Tri-City News HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

Tax Returns • Personal • Self employed • Corporate Disc. for seniors

604-468-2287

(Mon - Fri) 9 - 5:30 pm, Sat. Appt

accountableaccounting.ca

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MAJOR Appliance Repairs to All Makes JIM PUGH Owner/Technician 30 Yrs+ Experience 3755 Bracewell Court, Pt Coq. Pgr: 669-6500 #4909 POCO Appliance Mart 942-4999 Service to all Makes of Appliances & Refrigeration. Work Guaranteed

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

15% SENIORS DISCOUNT lawn cuts, aerating, power-raking, pruning, hedge trimming, trees, 23 yrs. exp. Free est. Brad 778-552-3900 Always! Pwr. raking, grass cutting, fertilizing, hedging, pruning, Rubbish rem. Free Est. 604-230-0627

Clean to Perfection Reliable / Honest ICBC & Veteran’s Claims Lic’d / Ins. ~ Windows Free Gift Certificates

778-840-2421

KITCHEN & BATHROOM RENOVATIONS

Greg 604-818-0165

CONCRETE & PLACING

DALL’ANTONIA CONCRETE Seniors disc. Friendly, family bus., 40+ yrs. 604-240-3408/604-299-7125

HERFORT CONCRETE NO JOB TOO SMALL Serving Lower Mainland 23 Years! *Prepare *Form *Place *Finish *Granite & Interlocking Block Walls *Stairs *Driveways *Exposed Aggregate *Stamped Concrete. *Interlocking Bricks *Sod Placement -Excellent Ref’s -WCB Insured

GIN GARDENER - Landscaping, Garden Care, Power Raking, Power Wash. Trimming & Paving Stones. 20 Yrs Exp. Reasonable Rates 604.725.5561 or 604.589.2748 GREENPRO Landscaping. Lawn cuts, pruning, full yard maintenance & installation. Fast & dependable. Incl odd jobs. Call 604-537-5536.

Improvements,

Turf Blend Garden Blend Mushroom Manure River Sand 3ml Top Dressing Ag Sand • Gravel - Quarry Material Whole Sale Prices for Construction Material Open to the public 25450 Lougheed Hwy., Maple Ridge

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MOVING & STORAGE

www.recycleitcanada.ca

“JUST A GREAT JOB!”

Haul Anything...

604-728-5643

PRO ✶ ACC PAINTING LTD - Est. 1989 ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓

604-537-4140

300 Prompt Delivery Available

LANDSCAPING

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

ANDY’S LANDSCAPE Majored, 20yr exp. www.andyslandscape.ca 778-895-6202

Seven Days a Week

(604)465-1311

meadowslandscapesupply.com

M.T. GUTTERS Professional Installation 5” Gutter, Down Pipe, Soffit 28 YRS EXP. *FULLY INSURED

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

A-1 CONTRACTING. Renos. Bsmt, kitchens, baths, custom cabinets, tiling, plumbing, sundecks, reroofing. Dhillon 604-782-1936.

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# 1 PAY-LESS Painting Ext./Int. SPRING Special

✔ ALL YOUR PLUMBING NEEDS Call Niko Plumbing Ltd. 24/7. Res/Com, plugged drains. h/w tanks. ★15 yrs exp. 604-837-6640

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

CHIHUAHUA, male, very tiny tea cup, just 15oz at 3 mos old, vet checked, $900. (604)794-7347

Daschund X Border Collies, 6/wks, ready Apr 30, black, tan & white, $350. (604) 463-3245, 725-3007

GOLDEN RETRIEVER pups P/B 6 weeks old, 1st shots, dewormed & vet checked. $800. (604)850-3329 No Sunday calls please.

NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com

bradsjunkremoval.com

But Dead Bodies!! 604.

220.JUNK(5865)

VIZSLA PUPS, PB, shots, vet✓ champion lines, $850. 604-8192115. vizsla@telus.net

Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

YELLOW LAB PUPS. Ready to go. 2 males left. Parents on site. $400. 604-852-6176 Abbts

FREE quote for WASTE REMOVAL Rubbish removal/yard or commercial. Call Prompt Waste Mgmt. Ltd at 604-514-0480.

Yellow Labs,p/b, 5m, $500, obo.dewormed, vet chkd. Chwk. 604-7947633/604-997-3040 No Sun. calls.

359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL Always! deliver Top soil, bark mulch, sand & gravel. 7days/wk. Simon 604-230-0627 will spread

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PLUMBING

$39 SERVICE CALL plumbing, heating, plugged drains. Big & sm jobs.

JOBS: Whether you’re looking to find or fill a position, this is where your search begins. Call bcclassified.com 604-575-5555

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 506

APPLIANCES

POCO Appliance Mart 942-4999 Rebuilt*Washer*Dryer*Fridge*Stove Up to 1 Yr Warranty. Trade-in Avail.

Ironman Plumbing (604)510-2155

D Garden Blend Soil D Lawn Blend Soil D Custom Blends avail. D Composted Mushroom Manure

LOOK for our YARD SIGNS D Free estimates D Insured Licensed D References Residential D Pressure Washing

When QUALITY Matters

Woodland Decks

Scott 604-891-9967

all soils are tested for Optimum growing requirements. AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.

17607 Ford Road Pitt Meadows

.Enterprise Plumbing, Heaitng, Gasfitting

NEED Plumbing/Heating/Gas? dansyourman.ca (604)418-6941 Free estimates. Fully insured

PICK-UP ...... or .... DELIVERY

604-465-3189

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Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, gates, alum roof. 604-521-2688 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

Serving Tri City 32 Yrs. Call 24 Hrs/7 Days paylesspainting.multiply.com

NO Wood byproducts used

WDesign & Renovations WCedar Decks WFences WWooden Retaining walls Home Renovations Call Patrick for a free est.

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DRNEWEARTH.COM Call: (604)460-8776

PRESSURE WASHING POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING

Cleaning & Repairing Call Tim 604-612-5388

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Ph: 604-942-4383

www.proaccpainting.com

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Meadows Landscape Supply Ltd. ✶ Bark Mulch ✶ Lawn & Garden Soil ✶ Drain Grave Lava Rock ✶ River Rock ✶Pea Gravel

F WCB, Insured, Licensed F Free Estimates F Many References F All Types of Painting

CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866

604.587.5865

NO Headaches NO Surprises NO Excuses

Robert J. O’Brien

$45/Hr

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778.885.7074 Trent Reisinger

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

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

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

(#102055) Bonded

• Estate Services • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses & More!

Local & Long Distance

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Specializing in Renos New Const, (Comm./Res.) Free Estimates

JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly

604-465-1311

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

#1 DUMP YOUR JUNK No job too small.On time every time 604-939-0808 D 604-649-4339

Meadows Landscape Supply

Gary 604-690-7JNL (7565) “Family Owned & Operated in the Tri-Cities”

CHECK CLASSIFIEDS bcclassified.com 604-575-5555

RECYCLE-IT!

MISC SERVICES

AFFORDABLE MOVING

THREE STAR DRYWALL LTD Boarding, Taping, & texture. Small jobs welcome! Kam 604-551-8047

ELECTRICIAN. Licensed. Local. Low cost. Big/small jobs. Renov. & panel change expert. 604-374-0062

Northstar Painting Ltd.- The Residential Specialists. BIG jobs, Small jobs - We do it all! Interior and Exterior Projects. Master Painters at Students Rates. WCB Safe, Reliable, Efficient & Quality Paint. 778.245.9069

ABE MOVING - $35/Hr. Per Person *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020

45 Years in the drywall trade. All size jobs boarding, taping, spraying. Big or small. Wayne 778-242-2060

DC ELECTRIC (#37544). Bonded. 24 hr service. We specialize in jobs too small for the big guys! 30 yrs exp. Free est. 604-460-8867.

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

DRYWALL

ELECTRICAL

GrassSBranchesSLeavesSWeeds $59.00 Per Ton

778-231-9675, 778-231-9147 FREE ESTIMATES

JMYK CONTRACTING Specializing in steel stud framing, drywall, taping, texture, t-bar, firerating, painting + general renovations WCB, Insured Jay 604-722-6197 Mike 778-996-2296

CANE CORSO MASTIFF, shots, dewormed, tails cropped, vet ✓ Call 604-826-7634.

SBroken Concrete RocksS $22.00 Per Metric Ton SMud Dirt Sod ClayS $22.00 Per metric Ton

Renovations/Repairs/Building Emergency services available! S Bathrooms S Basements S Suites S Decks / Sheds S Plumbing S Flooring / Tiles S Electrical S Interior Designing

F All types of concrete work F F Re & Re F Forming F Site prep FDriveways FExposed FStamped F Bobcat Work F WCB Insured

FRANKS Drywall *Boarding*Taping *Spraying no job too sm. Seniors rts Free ests. 604-939-7029, 809-1945

Border Collie P/B puppies dob Feb. 18 M-$450: vet ✓ first shot. 604250-4360 or 604-856-7975.

✶Dump Site Now Open✶

NO JOB TOO SMALL!

UNIQUE CONCRETE DESIGN

COMPLETE DRYWALL SERVICE, res/com. Ref’s. Reno’s. Reas. rates. 604-941-8261, cell 778-999-2754.

BLUE NOSE PITT BULLS, puppies, 1st shots, vet ✔, dewormed. $700. (604)530-0336

Craig 604 - 240 - 7594

Pick-up........or.......Delivery 604-462-8652 or 604-290-8683 Web Site www.riversand.ca Email: atandh@riversand.ca

RENO & REPAIR

PETS

CAIRN Terriers. Shots, dewormed. Ready to go to good homes. Over 20 years of referrals. 604-807-5204, 604-592-5442 or 604-854-1978

• • • •

LEO: Mobile #657-2375, 462-8620

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Adorable Cocker Spaniel Puppies Only 4 left – purebred, no papers (604) 888-0832 asking $500

YOUR LOCAL DEPOT

D Customized Organic Fertilization programs D Deep Core aeration D Over seeding & Top dressing

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INTERIOR / Exterior Repaints & New Construction Ceiling Painting/Drywall Repair

Get your Lawn & Garden ready for Spring the Natural Way

Call Scott at 604-618-0333 Certifi ed Arborist Free Estimates * Fully Insured

(778)960-1070

Call John 604-464-8700 778-867-8785

www.treeworksonline.ca treeworkes@yahoo.ca 10% OFF with this AD

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

Spring Special All walls up to 1200 sqft $950. All minor filling inl’d 2 coats premium eggshell

Kitchen & Bathrooms Specialists, complete renos, tub to counter, from floor to wall, proud BBB Member. Refs. 30 yrs. exp. John @ 604779-4029. www.bcbwreno.ca

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353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

KIWI ROOFING. For all your residential re-roofing needs. Call Rob for free estimate. (604)537-7057

16897 Windsor Road Pitt Meadows

HOOT & OWL Renovations & repairs Also rubbish removal available Email: hoot&owl@telus.net Gary 604-339-5430

Hardwood Floor Specialist •Installation•Sanding•Refinishing Express your unique & individual style with a custom stain. Dust free sanding. 778-995-Wood (9663). View our picture gallery at www.visionexotik.com

GARDENING

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“ ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582

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LANDSCAPING

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POLMAR HARDWOOD FLOORS New floor inst. & finishing. Refin. Repairs, Staining. Free Est.. Mario 604-671-8501 or 604-468-4117.

CLEANING SERVICES

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300

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Home Renovations and New Construction

MLG ENTERPRISES All Aspects Landscaping & Garden Solutions

236

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

ADDITIONS, Renovations & New Construction. Concrete Forming & Framing Specialist. 604.218.3064

PEDRO’S GENERAL CONTRACTING & DRAINAGE. ✶ Pipelining, backfilling, landscaping, water lines & more. ✶ Hardworking, reliable & reasonable rates. 604-468-2919.

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APPLIANCE REPAIRS

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ELECTRICAL

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

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TREE SERVICES A1-TRI-CRAFT Tree Serv. Dangerous tree removal, spiral pruning hedge trimming, stump grinding, topping. Insured, WCB Free Est Arborist Reports

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BUILDING SUPPLIES

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UNDER $100 300 LINEAL FEET DANISH ROUND BEAD. $40 OBO. 604-936-1726

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FURNITURE

MATTRESSES staring at $99 • Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331

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GARAGE SALES

Coquitlam ECLECTIC GARAGE SALE Sat. & Sun. April 28 & 29

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GARAGE SALES

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;SWAP FOR LINAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Sat., May 5, 10-2 p.m. 1260 Riverwood Gate, Terry Fox Secondary, Port Coquitlam * Tables are available ($15 for personal use, $25 for businesses). * Admission is $1 (children under 8 are free and will have the opportunity to make a small craft. * Concession will be provided. * We are also accepting gentlyloved donations of childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clothing, toys and accessories. Door prizes, concession items and raffle prizes would also be greatly appreciated! * All proceeds from table rentals, concession items, admission fees and raffle prizes go directly to Linaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Trust. (The only cost incurred will be the custodial shift). For table rentals and general inquiries contact:

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MISC. FOR SALE

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REAL ESTATE 609

APARTMENT/CONDOS

CONDO. Estate sale. N/W facing million $ view. 803-4160 Sardis St. Bby. 498 sf. 5 min. from Skytrain/bus. Strata fee $182.50. Many amenities. $182,000. Call Roger 604-274-8944.

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

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FOR SALE BY OWNER

2.5 Acres in Chilliwack. 4 Bedroom home. Barn with workshop, horse stalls, hay storage. $589,000 604823-2454

HOUSES FOR SALE

FIRST TIME HOME BUYER/INVESTOR ALERT $339,000. 4BR, 2BTH. Newly renovated, Big Lot. Call Mandip (604)537-7750. Macdonald Realty. www.bumbrah.com

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HOMES WANTED

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2 & 3 bdrm apartments avail. $790 & $913/month No subsidy avail. Centrally located, close to transit & schools.

1 Bdrm suite $775 1 Bdrm & den suite $875 2 Bdrm corner suite $925

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Coquitlam Centre â&#x20AC;&#x153;Raphael Towersâ&#x20AC;? 1 Bdrm & den apt. $950 *IN-SUITE W/D *GARBURATOR *ONSITE MANAGER *BEHIND COQ. CTR. MALL

Call 604-944-2963 COQUITLAM

Medallion Court Apt / Townhomes 515-525 Foster Avenue 2 Bedroom suite available immediately (heat and hot water included). Pet allowed. Starting at $1000/mo

TOWNHOMES 3 Bedroom townhouse available immediately (heat and hot water included) with laundry hook up. Pet allowed. 3 Bedroom townhouse available now (heat and hot water included) with laundry hook up. Pet allowed.

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO #1 IN RENTALS (Since 1990)

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St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Apartments 2010 St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s St, Port Moody Cozy apts easy access to SFU. 1 & 2 bdrms from $720. Close to schools, transit, Barnet Beach & park. View suites of Burrard Inlet. U/g pkg, laundry room.

Dragan 778-788-1845

Hyland Manor 751 Clarke Rd, Coquitlam Beautiful, large, 1 & 2 bdrm stes from $750. Close to Lougheed Mall, transit, parks shopping. Nestled in a park like setting, a must see. Parking, laundry room. For more info & viewing call

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Downtown POCO - 4 bdrms + den house. Cls to schools, WCE, all amens. Cat ok $1750/mo. POCO 2 bdrm 1/2 duplex, 1 bath, laminate in livrm & bdrms, fenced yard. Avail now. N/S. $1050/mo.

Call 604-464-7548 BURNABY

MAPLE PLACE TOWERS 1 Bdrm Apts starting at $950 2 Bdrm Apts starting at $1200 Heat and hot water included. Dishwasher, fridge, stove, balcony, shared laundry. Avail Immed. Close to amen, schools and mall.

Call 604-421-1235 www.aptrentals.net COQUITLAM - 1 bdrm near Lougheed mall / skytrain, 533 Cottonwood, renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, adult bldg. Quiet, N/P, gated parking & video surveillance. $795/m incls. Heat & H/W. Avail. May 1. Crime-Free Certified. Call: 604-937-7812 Visit: www.greatapartments.ca COQUITLAM: Clean, quiet apt blk. Suites to rent. Sorry no pets. Family owned & operated for 39 yrs. (604)936-5755. POCO: $1400 3 Bdrm, upper flr in 4-plex. 7 appl. Cls to bus. Bright sunny apt. Avl nw. 604-926-5797

SUITES, LOWER

PORT COQUITLAM, Northside. Clean quiet 2 bdrm suite, priv entry & prk, patio, newer paint, carpet & lino. Separate lndry. Near all aments, N/P, N/S. Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Avail. now. $850/mo incl hydro. 604-537-2131.

752

COQUITLAM CENTRE AREA

TOWNHOUSES 2 & 3 Bdrm Units Available

PORT MOODY. Ideal Apartment. 1/bdrm. Avail May 1. Secure parking, storage. Res manager. No pets. 778-355-1808, 604-469-9100,

*No Pets *Avail Immediately ~also apartments available~

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Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a New Year! Start it Right in The PERFECT LOCATION! On-site Manager Quiet, clean, well-maintained, updated, adult oriented one bdrm suites. Close to all amenities, and WC Express. Gated parking. Call for appointment to view. SORRY, NO PETS.

Call 604-724-6967 PRESTIGIOUS - WESTWOOD PLATEAU, BRAND NEW! Not your average apt. but 1200 sf of luxurious living space, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, F/P, cov. patio, hrd. wd. flrs, Kitch. fully loaded with highend appls, and solid granite cntr tops, lndry rm with full size W/D. Close to shopping, schls, golf and bus route. Avl. immed. $1550/mth. 604-469-6990.

NOONS CREEK Housing Co-op Orientation Meeting, Sat. April 28th at 1pm in the common room located at #58-675 Noons Creek Dr. Port Moody. We are accepting applications for 2 - 3 bdrms. Subsidy wait list avail. Share purchase from $1400-$1800. $15 Non-refundable application fee required. Applications available at orientation Please call 604-469-9763 PITT MEADOWS: 2 - 3 bdrm co-op T/H $1030/mo - $1134/mo. Shares reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Close to WCE, schools & shopping. No subsidy available. 19225 119th Ave. For more info & to book an appt. call 604-465-1938

COQUITLAM WW Plateau. Two 2 bdrm condos, near all amens, Douglas Coll, schools, Aquatic Cntr & Coq Ctr. 6 appliâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, storage, fitness centre. NS/NP. 1 in Silver Springs $1350 and 1 near City Hall $1290. Avail May 1st. Call 604-941-3259.

GARIBALDI Court (604) 463-9522 Central Maple Ridge Available Now

Great location for seniors!

Clean, quiet & affordable! Incl. heat, h/w, cable. Senior Move-In Allowance.

Refs & Credit check req. Sorry No Pets For more info. google us.

Polo Club Apartments 19071 Ford Rd. Pitt Meadows Clean, Quiet Well Managed Bldg. 3 Blocks to W.C. Express W 1 & 2 Bdrm Suites W 3 Appliances W Secured Garage Parking W Adult Oriented W Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d & Absolutely No Pets

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RENOVATED 2 BDRM Available 2 bdrm, renovated suites - $850$925/mo. Some with D/W & W/D. Centrally located. Adult oriented. Refs req. Sorry no pets.

Call 604-941-9051 PORT COQUITLAM: 2 Bdrm apts. $780 & $800/mo. Quiet family complex. No pets. Call 604-464-0034.

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FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

1997 FLEETWOOD 27â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Class A Motorhome, self-contained,sleeps 6 b.i. generator, TV, lots of storage. $13,900/obo. **Or Tade for Smaller Unit** 604-853-5528 Abbotsford. 1997 WILDWOOD 26â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 5th wheel, great cond., stored inside, new tires & fridge, incl. hitch, only $7,900. Phone 604-858-2949. 2011 WINDRIVER 230 RKS, loaded, used 2 short trips, brought Jul. 21/11,asking $26,000 obo. Must sell. Don (778)344-8047. BIG FOOT SIGHTINGS! New 2012 bigfoot Campers have arrived ony at Mike Rosman RV! 1-800-6670024 www.rosmanrv.com

UNIT # 3 Nikki Lee Fontaine 11 Eric McQueen 110 Mike Carsons 174 Lucinda Fiegehen 180 Nigel Shaw 618 Pitt River Marina 710 Tyson Kopke 855 Diane Rushton 865 Brent Hlewka 1121 Aminda Joseph 1495 Robert Dumouchel

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UTILITY TRAILER, Snowbear 4x4 steel sides, 1500 lb. GVW. Hardly used. Perfect for spring clean-up. $450. 604-575-5319.

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!

2 hr. Service www.a1casper.com (604)209-2026

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $6000 firm. Call 604-538-4883

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

851

TRUCKS & VANS

1988 CHEVY PICKUP V8, 3/4 ton auto trans. aircared. $800: (604)880-3581

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

2001 Toyota 4 runner. One owner. Great condition. 262,000km. A/c, sunroof, 4x4, push bar, trailer hitch, immobilizer, etc. No major accidents. Asking $7800, 778-241-7019 2003 Dodge Dakota 4X4, fully maint wrk truck, bush/light bars, c/w rhino liner, $5,000. (604)710-4722 2003 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN, cargo 2 seater, 2 winter/3 all seas tires surplus, $3000.(604)710-4722

OFFICE/RETAIL

2007 FORD F150 XLT 4 X 4, only 70 km, new tires & brakes, dark blue, excellent cond. $19,900. Phone 604-858-2949

COQUITLAM OFFICE SPACE WESTWOOD CORP. CENTRE Various sizes of office space available CALL 604-944-2963

COQUITLAM. Furnished room inc net, cbl, utils, w/d. Suitable for single person. n/s, n/p. $450/mo. Avail. now. 604-552-4423.

1 BEDROOM & LARGE DEN GARDEN SUITE. Upper Eagle Ridge near Newport Village. Private entrance, quiet neighbourhood. Close to amenities & bus routes. 5 Appliances. Heat, h/w, cable included. Non-smoker, no pets. Available now. $850/mo.

Contact 604-944-6345 COMO Lake - 1 bdrm suite. 650 sq ft. fridge, stove, microwave shared laundry, parking, private entrance, no smoking/no pets. Avail May 15 or June 1. $730 incl utils. 778-9954280 email: cherise41@yahoo.com COQUITLAM brand new 2 bdrm ste Walk to Coq Ctr. Patio, own entry & W/D. $1100 utils incl. Sm pet neg. Avail now. Call: (778)879-5138

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the estate of JOHN PHILIP MORGAN, otherwise known as JOHN P. MORGAN and JOHN MORGAN, deceased, late of Hawthorne Care Centre, 2111 Hawthorne Avenue, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, are hereby required to send particulars of their claims to the Executor at the following address: c/o McQuarrie Hunter LLP, Banisters & Solicitors Attention: ALLISON M. CATHERWOOD #1500 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 13450 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 102nd Avenue Surrey, B.C. V3T 5X3 before the 28th day of May, 2012, after which date the Executor will distribute the said estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to claims of which the Executor then has notice.

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COQUITLAM Capehorn. Clean 2 bdrm +office, 1000 s/f, new paint. Pet ok, n/s, n/drugs. $1200 incl utils & laundry. Avail now. 604-540-7899

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PORT COQUITLAM 1 bdrm. suite, grnd. lvl., large & bright. N/P N/S. Sep. entry. Avail now. $770 mo. incl. utils.,cable & int. 604-323-3580 PORT COQUITLAM, 2/bdrm grnd level ste. Full bath. Sep entry. Cls to all amenities. $800/mo incl utils, cable, lndry. NS/NP (604)945-5911 PORT COQUITLAM - Newly renovated, quiet secure bldg, walk to all amens, WC Exp - 2 BDRM APTS AVAIL. - Lrg, bright, incl heat, h/water, f/s, priv balc, window coverings. - Laundry & storage on ea floor. - Plenty of pkng avail. No Pets. - Wheelchair accessible

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1967 MUSTANG Conv auto, pb, ps, 289 V8, red on red, white top, GT frond end, exc cond. $29,500 obo. (604)535-0226. 1986 PONTIAC PARISIANNE, 1 owner, 186,500 km, no accidents. $1500. Call (604)860-4806 1995 MONTE CARLO fully loaded, almost new tires, good cond. Needs trans. $800 obo. (604)530-5014.

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2008 Chrysler Sebring Convert. Grey/grey. Loaded, priced to sell. Please call Richard 778-222-0140.

PORT MOODY 3 bdrm ste, inste W/D, S.S. appls, d/w. Nr schools & park. May 1. $1295. (604)939-4346.

2008 PONTIAC WAVE, 4 dr sedan, auto, high kms. runs/looks good, white, $3500 firm. 604-538-9257.

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HOMES FOR RENT

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ALUMINUM BOAT WANTED, 10â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; or 14â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, with or without motor or trailer, will pay cash, 604-319-5720

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COQUITLAM - bright spacious, 4 bdrm. 2 bath, 2 kitchen, W/D, fenced yard, alarm, W/D, cls. to amens. $2150/mo. 604-936-4827 or 604-936-4824 for more info.

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MARINE

2005 LEXUS RX330, 65,000 miles, no accid., 2nd owner, all pwr, very clean, $19,000. Call 604-722-4264.

TRANSPORTATION

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

736

TRANSPORTATION

2001 HONDA ACCORD-4 dr. sedan, 4 cyl. auto, local, silver w/ grey cloth, 161k, pwr. options, A/C, very clean in/out. $5399 / 604.312.7415

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TOWNHOUSES

604-464-3550

750

2 BEDROOM P.Meadows Brand New - Solaris Towers. 3bd & 3bd+den, 5appls, nr WCE, shops,parks,schls. Now. NS/NP,refs. Rents Start@ $1600

750

PORT COQUITLAM, 2043 sq ft. Ground floor, dance/fitness area. Facing onto city park. 1 blk from Lougheed/Shaughnessy intersection. 604-464-3550.

HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

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Contact: Mihaela 604-600-4213

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An all purpose yard and garden organic insecticide. 500 ml. concentrate Reg. $18.99

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$ 97

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2 pounds of instant nectar concentrate. Start feeding our feathered friends now. Reg. $6.99 SALE

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as well as the additional jobs expected due to retirements. This means that the growth in job openings is expected to outpace the number of workers.

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce recently identified the Top 10 Barriers to Canadian Competitiveness as they consulted with their members across Canada. The number one barrier identified was an employee skill storage. The government of British Columbia predicts that by 2019, BC will have over a million job openings.

So, how do we deal with this? The Canadian Chamber is suggesting a number of things we can do. On going education is the key. Encouraging young people to get post- secondary education is a must. They would also like to see enhanced, targeted immigration of talent from other countries. Looking at the sectors of society such as the First Nation people and people with disabilities is another suggestion. Businesses must do their part too. They need to continue to help their employees upgrade their skills. They can offer work experience and internship programs to help develop the young talent out there. The Chamber offers a Student Mentorship program to assist young business students.

Baby boomers are reaching retirement age and leaving the work force. Many of the jobs today require a specialized work force consisting of skilled and trained workers. Are we doing enough to answer the need? If not, we risk falling behind the rest of the world in many areas of business.

Working with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Tri-Cities Chamber will be looking at issues such as this that effect business. We must all work together - governments and business - to address these needs in the coming years.

Over the next decade, B.C. is expected to be one of Canada’s economic leaders. As a result of this economic growth, employment is projected to increase, creating many new jobs

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Crossroads Hospice Society provides compassionate support and honours the dignity of those affected by the end-of-life experience

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Crossroads Hospice Society is a network of enthusiastic staff, devoted volunteers, and generous community supporters. The success of Crossroads Hospice Society is a reflection of all of their effort, energy and time invested. I look forward to the future!

I began volunteering in the summer of 2011 after my mom mentioned they were looking for volunteers. I was quickly accepted as a volunteer at the Thrift Store and have loved volunteering there from day one. Everyone was very welcoming and feel that it’s a great way to help the community alongside amazing people, that all support the same cause.

Crossroads Hospice Society is an absolutely major asset to our community providing life affirming care for patients and their families. Linda’s completion of the Hospice Volunteer course, getting to know the amazing staff and volunteers, providing support through the Rotary Club of Port Moody, Hike for Hospice, Treasures of Christmas and collecting donations for Crossroads at Summer Sundays Concerts are all activities we are glad to be involved with.

I support Crossroads Hospice Society because it is a locally run organization that provides a service to everyone within our community regardless of race, religion or other affiliation. Crossroads continues to touch our community and to provide remarkable services for its patients and their families. I decided to volunteer on Crossroads Hospice’s Board of Directors and eventually became President of Crossroads Hospice Society in 2008. I am as proud and supportive of Crossroads Hospice Society as I ever was.

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Crossroads Hospice Society provides compassionate support and honours the dignity of those affected by the end of life experience.

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Crossroads Staff Business Office Barb Henham, Executive Director Rhonda Doig, Manager, Society Administration Linda Whitney, Financial Administrator Anna Wilczewski, Development and Fundraising Officer Kelly Parry, Communications Officer Shannon Milne, Special Events / Support Volunteer Coordinator

Janice Hansen-Bouvier, Manager, Hospice Programs and Administration Castine Breckwoldt, Bereavement Services Coordinator Glenda South-Flett, Hospice Administration Clerk Brock Nicholson, Coordinator of Volunteers, Tri-Cities area

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ave you ever wondered about what type of person is motivated to give their free time and energy to help people who are terminally ill? What does it take to comfort and care for the loved ones who surround them? It takes a unique blend of personal attributes, awareness and openmindedness to become a hospice and bereavement volunteer. Combined with specialized training, volunteers are prepared for the different aspects of working in hospice, hospitals and in the community. Volunteers need, first and foremost, a strong sense of self-awareness including knowledge of their strengths, boundaries and shortcomings. This foundation of personal integrity allows their empathy, compassion and commitment to shine through.

Did you know... Hospice is a home

Hospice is a home for the dying. There is limited medical intervention but the patients and family members are completely supported by doctors, nurses, social workers, and hospice staff and volunteers.

Hospice is available

In order to be admitted to Crossroads Inlet Centre Hospice patients must be registered with the Fraser Health hospice palliative care program. Patients must also agree with the goal of hospice care.

Help is at hand

When the time comes, a home care nurse can assist the patient and their loved ones with the choices available to them, including when is the best time to come to hospice.

Hospice is in your community

Crossroads Hospice Society offers our visiting volunteer service in six communities – Tri-Cities, Anmore, Belcarra and New Westminster - as well as at Crossroads Inlet Centre Hospice (Port Moody).

For more information, please call 604-945-0606

Board of Directors Bob Tanaka, President Jill Cook, Vice President Jason Jakubec, Treasurer Lara Gerrits, Secretary Colette Eng, Past-President Jonathan Adams

Ken Catton Diana Hiebert Dawn McDonald John Suan Tony Taylor Peter Xotta

Crossroads Hospice Society Foundation Board of Directors Brian Kaminski, President Gaetan Royer, Secretary Terry Wright, Treasurer

Jill Cook Ted Kuntz Tracy Price Tony Taylor Jason Jakubec

Contact Crossroads P.O. Box 1072, Ridgeway Avenue Coquitlam, BC Canada V3J 6Z4 Business Office: 604-945-0606 Crossroads Inlet Centre Hospice: 604-949-2270 Bereavement Services: 604-949-2274 Donations or Planned Giving: 604-945-0606 Crossroads Hospice Thrift Store : 604-949-0459 New Westminster Services: 604-813-8701 Crossroads Labyrinth Healing Garden: 604-945-0606

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my Brown, is not just a student of music, she is also a student of life. Her passion for both brought her to the doors of Crossroads Hospice Society to ease the trials of life’s final journey.

Before being accepted as a Crossroads volunteer, coordinators screen each candidate to understand their motivations and their personal experience of death and dying. A tour in the hospice is arranged and they get a thorough explanation of the roles, rights, obligations and commitments of a hospice volunteer. “Listening skills and some real self awareness are primary considerations combined with traits such as empathy, compassion, vulnerability, and open-mindedness. We also look for individuals that can separate different roles (such as work, family, volunteer) in their lives and that are capable of setting some boundaries, says Brock Nicholson, Crossroads Volunteer Coordinator Tri-Cities. Awareness comes through understanding of some of the myths and misconceptions of volunteering. Many people think that only nurses or social workers can be the volunteers but the opportunity is open to all types of people from a variety of professions. Sometimes potential volunteers misunderstand the volunteer role and think that they will do personal care, physio, cooking, and cleaning. “One of the most common misperceptions is that the hospice is a place of “doom and gloom. After a tour

potential volunteers often comment on the warmth and home-like nature of our hospice and that they can feel something special about it. They can better understand their volunteer role to be of support or companion to the person they are working with not to try to fix the situation,” says Brock. Once volunteers are screened and accepted training begins. All volunteers working at the hospice and in the community must undergo a 30-hour volunteer training program that covers a wide range of topics such as the history of hospice palliative care, empathic listening skills, family dynamics,

spiritual care and infection control. Volunteers also take part in a minimum of two internship shifts at hospice with an experienced mentor. Some find a niche such as tea service, art cart, pet therapy, relaxation or music therapy to explore while others find fulfillment in one-on-one support. After a year of service, some volunteers may want to explore volunteering as a bereavement volunteer to work in a group setting with others. “All my volunteers are existing visiting volunteers at the hospice and they run our support groups. The best

he Crossroads community of staff, volunteers and supporters came together to make two wishes come true for one hospice resident Beverley Klein – to get a tattoo and to be in the newspaper. It all began with the statement of a life-long desire. Beverley, it seems, had always longed for a tattoo. She remembered how her father had strictly forbade such things for his daughter. She claimed that her desire faded as she raised her family but Now she wanted to rebel and get her tattoo. Revealing her desire to staff, the hearts of volunteers Christine Graf and Elly Hageman kicked into gear. They began calling local tattoo parlors to see if someone would volunteer their time and talent to make her dream come true. As it turned out Steve Maidana and tattoo artist Janaya Singer from Ink and Honey Tattoo in Port Coquitlam

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facilitators are transparent, meaning they don’t disclose their own stories but foster communication between group participants,” says Castine Breckwoldt, Crossroads Bereavement Services Coordinator.

“Music therapy is about helping people to recall the soundtracks of their life. Music has a powerful impact on emotions and memories. For me, my role at the hospice is to witness those feelings and reflect on the music’s meaning. I sing and play with residents not at them” says Amy.

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The unique traits and specialized training of Crossroads volunteers is vital to the facilitation of our mission to ensure that as a society we provide compassionate support to those affected by the end-of-life experience. Serving both the residents of the Tri-Cities and New Westminster their gifts have touched the lives and hearts of all they have served.

Each week, for 12-weeks, Amy works with the Crossroads staff and volunteers, as well as with Fraser Health nurses to understand the needs of the residents and how to handle working in a hospice environment. Having experienced the sudden loss of loved ones, Amy is inspired by Crossroads’ values of dignity, choice and compassion.

is truly a unique environment where people are soaking up every minute of life,” says Amy.

“On my first day a resident passed away. In a way I’m grateful it happened so early because I didn’t have to wait in anticipation. I was able, in a sense, to relax and work with people in the here and now. This

“When working with one resident, Joe, we talked about all his guitars and sung a few songs. For that moment in time, Joe could just be himself doing what he loves. His wife had always given him a hard

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Pictured l-r: Janice Hansen Bouvier, Manager, Hospice Programs and Administration, Crossroads Hospice Society; Amy Brown, Music Therapist Practicum Student and Nancy McMaster, Instructor, Capilano University

Therapeutic sessions with residents and their loved ones often happen naturally. Sometimes it’s a meeting one-on-one to answer questions after a requested performance or a quiet chat about a favourite song that creates a lyrical bond.

time about recording a CD so that’s what we worked on. Together we captured his love for music and for his family.” Amy will continue working at Crossroads until the end of April when she returns to her studies. “We are thrilled to have Amy here with us. She is such a bright light for us all. She has provided both comfort and enjoyment for people at end of life – a true gift for all of us,” says Janice Hansen Bouvier, Manager, Hospice Programs and Administration.

“We put life into days…” a simple slogan, but it moved me. I wanted to know more about Crossroads Hospice Society (CHS) and once I did, I was drawn to say the least. Dignity, Choice and Compassion: ‘this is what I want at the end of my life’ - I said to myself – ‘it’s the least we all deserve’. When I first walked through the doors of Crossroads Inlet Centre Hospice, that is exactly what I experienced; the staff and the volunteers are absolutely committed and devoted to the patients and their families, in fact, they feel privileged and honoured to share in one of the most intimate moments of a person’s life - I admire them. Pictured: Janice Hansen Bouvier, Manager, Hospice Programs and Administration, Crossroads Hospice Society; Steve Maidana, Beverley Klein and tattoo artist Janaya Singer. before she could see her story in the come forward to help. They have paper but perhaps just knowing that it been helping to tell our stories for would happen was enough to provide over twenty years and this one was no her comfort. Now we are left with her different. Sarah Payne did a wonderful humming bird legacy to warm our job bringing this story to life,” says hearts. Thank you everyone. Thank you Barb. Beverley. Unfortunately, Beverley passed away

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A recent story in the Tri-City News titled, ‘A tattoo for Beverley’, is one of many amazing stories our hospice has to tell. It is stories such as these that make it impossible to resist being touched and wanting to do something yourself, and it’s these selfless acts that inspired me to be a part of Crossroads Hospice Society. You too can make a difference. Our work would not be possible if it wasn’t for the many amazing volunteers at the hospice, thrift store, our office and special events - the options are endless and we welcome new faces committed to compassionate care. As a Development Officer for Crossroads Hospice Society, my goal is to raise money and awareness to ensure that Crossroads can continue its selfless work in the community and that stories like Beverley’s are celebrated and cherished. I look forward to working with Crossroads Hospice Society and Foundation, while also contributing my bit to ‘putting life into days’.

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Wish one completed. Now on to wish number two.

Once a press release was prepared Executive Director Barb Henham personally called the Tri-City News and a plan was in place to grant Beverley’s wishes.

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answered the call. They came to the hospice, with Sharpie markers in hand, to consult and draw a tattoo on her arm. One hummingbird with four peonies – one representing each son – was gently outlined on her right forearm and brought to life using pinks, greens and blues.

Thrilled with the results Beverley wanted the world to know about the generosity of all involved and hinted – very strongly - that she wanted to see her story in the local papers. In stepped Crossroads Communications Officer, Kelly Parry, who gathered the details of her story to bring back to the office.

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Amy, who is in her last semester in the Bachelor of Music Therapy program at Capilano University began a practicum at Crossroads Inlet Centre Hospice in January. Originally, she had her eyes on a career in music education or performance until she slowly started to realize how powerful of an effect music could have on people emotionally, and eventually she was led to music therapy.

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Crossroads Hospice Society provides compassionate support and honours the dignity of those affected by the end of life experience.

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Crossroads Staff Business Office Barb Henham, Executive Director Rhonda Doig, Manager, Society Administration Linda Whitney, Financial Administrator Anna Wilczewski, Development and Fundraising Officer Kelly Parry, Communications Officer Shannon Milne, Special Events / Support Volunteer Coordinator

Janice Hansen-Bouvier, Manager, Hospice Programs and Administration Castine Breckwoldt, Bereavement Services Coordinator Glenda South-Flett, Hospice Administration Clerk Brock Nicholson, Coordinator of Volunteers, Tri-Cities area

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ave you ever wondered about what type of person is motivated to give their free time and energy to help people who are terminally ill? What does it take to comfort and care for the loved ones who surround them? It takes a unique blend of personal attributes, awareness and openmindedness to become a hospice and bereavement volunteer. Combined with specialized training, volunteers are prepared for the different aspects of working in hospice, hospitals and in the community. Volunteers need, first and foremost, a strong sense of self-awareness including knowledge of their strengths, boundaries and shortcomings. This foundation of personal integrity allows their empathy, compassion and commitment to shine through.

Did you know... Hospice is a home

Hospice is a home for the dying. There is limited medical intervention but the patients and family members are completely supported by doctors, nurses, social workers, and hospice staff and volunteers.

Hospice is available

In order to be admitted to Crossroads Inlet Centre Hospice patients must be registered with the Fraser Health hospice palliative care program. Patients must also agree with the goal of hospice care.

Help is at hand

When the time comes, a home care nurse can assist the patient and their loved ones with the choices available to them, including when is the best time to come to hospice.

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Crossroads Hospice Society offers our visiting volunteer service in six communities – Tri-Cities, Anmore, Belcarra and New Westminster - as well as at Crossroads Inlet Centre Hospice (Port Moody).

For more information, please call 604-945-0606

Board of Directors Bob Tanaka, President Jill Cook, Vice President Jason Jakubec, Treasurer Lara Gerrits, Secretary Colette Eng, Past-President Jonathan Adams

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Contact Crossroads P.O. Box 1072, Ridgeway Avenue Coquitlam, BC Canada V3J 6Z4 Business Office: 604-945-0606 Crossroads Inlet Centre Hospice: 604-949-2270 Bereavement Services: 604-949-2274 Donations or Planned Giving: 604-945-0606 Crossroads Hospice Thrift Store : 604-949-0459 New Westminster Services: 604-813-8701 Crossroads Labyrinth Healing Garden: 604-945-0606

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Before being accepted as a Crossroads volunteer, coordinators screen each candidate to understand their motivations and their personal experience of death and dying. A tour in the hospice is arranged and they get a thorough explanation of the roles, rights, obligations and commitments of a hospice volunteer. “Listening skills and some real self awareness are primary considerations combined with traits such as empathy, compassion, vulnerability, and open-mindedness. We also look for individuals that can separate different roles (such as work, family, volunteer) in their lives and that are capable of setting some boundaries, says Brock Nicholson, Crossroads Volunteer Coordinator Tri-Cities. Awareness comes through understanding of some of the myths and misconceptions of volunteering. Many people think that only nurses or social workers can be the volunteers but the opportunity is open to all types of people from a variety of professions. Sometimes potential volunteers misunderstand the volunteer role and think that they will do personal care, physio, cooking, and cleaning. “One of the most common misperceptions is that the hospice is a place of “doom and gloom. After a tour

potential volunteers often comment on the warmth and home-like nature of our hospice and that they can feel something special about it. They can better understand their volunteer role to be of support or companion to the person they are working with not to try to fix the situation,” says Brock. Once volunteers are screened and accepted training begins. All volunteers working at the hospice and in the community must undergo a 30-hour volunteer training program that covers a wide range of topics such as the history of hospice palliative care, empathic listening skills, family dynamics,

spiritual care and infection control. Volunteers also take part in a minimum of two internship shifts at hospice with an experienced mentor. Some find a niche such as tea service, art cart, pet therapy, relaxation or music therapy to explore while others find fulfillment in one-on-one support. After a year of service, some volunteers may want to explore volunteering as a bereavement volunteer to work in a group setting with others. “All my volunteers are existing visiting volunteers at the hospice and they run our support groups. The best

he Crossroads community of staff, volunteers and supporters came together to make two wishes come true for one hospice resident Beverley Klein – to get a tattoo and to be in the newspaper. It all began with the statement of a life-long desire. Beverley, it seems, had always longed for a tattoo. She remembered how her father had strictly forbade such things for his daughter. She claimed that her desire faded as she raised her family but Now she wanted to rebel and get her tattoo. Revealing her desire to staff, the hearts of volunteers Christine Graf and Elly Hageman kicked into gear. They began calling local tattoo parlors to see if someone would volunteer their time and talent to make her dream come true. As it turned out Steve Maidana and tattoo artist Janaya Singer from Ink and Honey Tattoo in Port Coquitlam

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facilitators are transparent, meaning they don’t disclose their own stories but foster communication between group participants,” says Castine Breckwoldt, Crossroads Bereavement Services Coordinator.

“Music therapy is about helping people to recall the soundtracks of their life. Music has a powerful impact on emotions and memories. For me, my role at the hospice is to witness those feelings and reflect on the music’s meaning. I sing and play with residents not at them” says Amy.

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The unique traits and specialized training of Crossroads volunteers is vital to the facilitation of our mission to ensure that as a society we provide compassionate support to those affected by the end-of-life experience. Serving both the residents of the Tri-Cities and New Westminster their gifts have touched the lives and hearts of all they have served.

Each week, for 12-weeks, Amy works with the Crossroads staff and volunteers, as well as with Fraser Health nurses to understand the needs of the residents and how to handle working in a hospice environment. Having experienced the sudden loss of loved ones, Amy is inspired by Crossroads’ values of dignity, choice and compassion.

is truly a unique environment where people are soaking up every minute of life,” says Amy.

“On my first day a resident passed away. In a way I’m grateful it happened so early because I didn’t have to wait in anticipation. I was able, in a sense, to relax and work with people in the here and now. This

“When working with one resident, Joe, we talked about all his guitars and sung a few songs. For that moment in time, Joe could just be himself doing what he loves. His wife had always given him a hard

2. I want to help support the Crossroads Hospice Labyrinth Healing Garden by my gift of: ❒ Inspirational Stone ($2,500) ❒ Stepping Stone ($1,000) ❒ Other: ...................................................................................................................

Pictured l-r: Janice Hansen Bouvier, Manager, Hospice Programs and Administration, Crossroads Hospice Society; Amy Brown, Music Therapist Practicum Student and Nancy McMaster, Instructor, Capilano University

Therapeutic sessions with residents and their loved ones often happen naturally. Sometimes it’s a meeting one-on-one to answer questions after a requested performance or a quiet chat about a favourite song that creates a lyrical bond.

time about recording a CD so that’s what we worked on. Together we captured his love for music and for his family.” Amy will continue working at Crossroads until the end of April when she returns to her studies. “We are thrilled to have Amy here with us. She is such a bright light for us all. She has provided both comfort and enjoyment for people at end of life – a true gift for all of us,” says Janice Hansen Bouvier, Manager, Hospice Programs and Administration.

“We put life into days…” a simple slogan, but it moved me. I wanted to know more about Crossroads Hospice Society (CHS) and once I did, I was drawn to say the least. Dignity, Choice and Compassion: ‘this is what I want at the end of my life’ - I said to myself – ‘it’s the least we all deserve’. When I first walked through the doors of Crossroads Inlet Centre Hospice, that is exactly what I experienced; the staff and the volunteers are absolutely committed and devoted to the patients and their families, in fact, they feel privileged and honoured to share in one of the most intimate moments of a person’s life - I admire them. Pictured: Janice Hansen Bouvier, Manager, Hospice Programs and Administration, Crossroads Hospice Society; Steve Maidana, Beverley Klein and tattoo artist Janaya Singer. before she could see her story in the come forward to help. They have paper but perhaps just knowing that it been helping to tell our stories for would happen was enough to provide over twenty years and this one was no her comfort. Now we are left with her different. Sarah Payne did a wonderful humming bird legacy to warm our job bringing this story to life,” says hearts. Thank you everyone. Thank you Barb. Beverley. Unfortunately, Beverley passed away

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A recent story in the Tri-City News titled, ‘A tattoo for Beverley’, is one of many amazing stories our hospice has to tell. It is stories such as these that make it impossible to resist being touched and wanting to do something yourself, and it’s these selfless acts that inspired me to be a part of Crossroads Hospice Society. You too can make a difference. Our work would not be possible if it wasn’t for the many amazing volunteers at the hospice, thrift store, our office and special events - the options are endless and we welcome new faces committed to compassionate care. As a Development Officer for Crossroads Hospice Society, my goal is to raise money and awareness to ensure that Crossroads can continue its selfless work in the community and that stories like Beverley’s are celebrated and cherished. I look forward to working with Crossroads Hospice Society and Foundation, while also contributing my bit to ‘putting life into days’.

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Once a press release was prepared Executive Director Barb Henham personally called the Tri-City News and a plan was in place to grant Beverley’s wishes.

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answered the call. They came to the hospice, with Sharpie markers in hand, to consult and draw a tattoo on her arm. One hummingbird with four peonies – one representing each son – was gently outlined on her right forearm and brought to life using pinks, greens and blues.

Thrilled with the results Beverley wanted the world to know about the generosity of all involved and hinted – very strongly - that she wanted to see her story in the local papers. In stepped Crossroads Communications Officer, Kelly Parry, who gathered the details of her story to bring back to the office.

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Amy, who is in her last semester in the Bachelor of Music Therapy program at Capilano University began a practicum at Crossroads Inlet Centre Hospice in January. Originally, she had her eyes on a career in music education or performance until she slowly started to realize how powerful of an effect music could have on people emotionally, and eventually she was led to music therapy.

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ace up your boots and tie up your shoes it is time again for the 10th Annual Hike for Hospice in support of hospice and palliative care in our community. Each year families, friends and loved ones from across Canada take part in this national pledge-based fundraising event to help raise awareness of terminal illness and the need for hospice care. For the last few months Crossroads staff and volunteers have been planning and preparing for this year’s hike on Sunday May 6. Sponsors have generously come on board for support. The partnerships we have with local Rotary, Lions and Kinsmen Clubs are integral to the success

of our event every year and we are grateful for the relationship that we have with them. The preparation and planning by all involved is well worth the investment as this event consistently delivers a fun family-oriented event which brings the community together. Crossroads Hospice Society would like to thank all our volunteers, hikers, sponsors and other supporters for making it possible. For more information or to register for Hike for Hospice please visit the Crossroads Hospice Society website at www.crossroadshospice.bc.ca/ hike4hospice for pledge forms and online fundraising options.

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Sunday May 6, 2012 9am to Noon Port Moody City Hall and Hyde Creek Recreation Centre Join thousands of Canadians to help raise money and awareness for hospice and palliative care. Visit www.crossroadshospice.bc.ca/ hike4hospice for routes, pledge forms and schedule of events. For more information call 604-945-0606 or email info@crossroadshospice.bc.ca

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Hike for Hospice Sunday May 6, 2012 Port Moody & Port Coquitlam, 9-12:00pm Join us for this pledge-based fun family-oriented event at Port Moody City Hall and Hyde Creek Recreation Centre. See the article in this report for details. Information about registration and pledge form visit our website at www.crossroadshospice.bc.ca/hike4hospice

Poco Rotary May Day Parade May 12, 2012 Port Coquitlam Join the Crossroads Hospice Society parade walking group. Come on out and cheer us on in the one of the longest running community parades in the Lower Mainland. For more information call our Events Coordinator at 604-945-0606.

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3:00pm to 4:00pm, doors will open at 2:45pm King of Life Lutheran Church, 1198 Falcon Drive, Coquitlam Join us in this opportunity to celebrate the lives of our loved ones lost. Co-presented by Crossroads Hospice Society and First Memorial Funeral Services – Burkeview Chapel. Music will be supplied by Coastal Sound Children’s Touring Concert Choir. Please bring a picture or memento of your loved one to be displayed on our memorial table. Refreshments will be served after the service. For more information, call our Bereavement Services Coordinator at 604-949-2274

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Fridays, see www.crossroadshospice.ca/coffee for dates The Gathering Place, 2253 Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam 7:30pm Open Stage, 9pm Feature Performer Our Coffeehouse fundraiser runs from September to May and features the stellar talent of local musicians who volunteer their time to support this great event.

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Community Support We would like to acknowledge the recent contributions that we have received from the community. These include: Penny Jar at the Hospice — $60.50 Dragonfly Pins - $891.50 New Westminster Police Memorial Golf Tournament — $14,000 Dancing with our Stars — $16,452

RBC - Denim Days — $1,285 Carnoustie Ladies Golf Tournament — $619.88 Unwrapped — $60 Running Room — $500 12th Birthday Party - $140 Qi Quong Group - $1,100 Thanks also to ongoing events in the community; Crossroads Coffeehouse performances raised

$2853.37 Come and listen to talented musicians. Visit our website for our performance schedule. Arms Pub Meat Draw, raised $2,855. Join us every Monday at the Arms Pub in Port Coquitlam for a chance to win. ArtCare Program raised $674 through the sale of hand-crafted cards.

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Ongoing Events Monday Arms Pub Meat Draw, 3261 Coast Meridian Road, Poco, 4:30 and 5:30pm Grief’s Journey Walk in New Westminster, Royal City Centre, 10:30am Thursday Thrifty Thursdays, Crossroads Hospice Society Thrift Store, 9:30am -7:00 pm Fridays Grief’s Journey Walk in Tri-Cities, Labyrinth Healing Garden, 10:30am Super Savings Saturday, Crossroads Hospice Thrift Store 9:30 am – 4:30 pm First Saturday of the month

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LIST OF EVENTS Friday, May 4th

10th Annual Hike for Hospice

May Day Opening Ceremony

Hyde Creek 9am Enjoy a 5km walk to raise money for our Hospice. Register online by visiting our website at chpca.net/hfhpc

PoCo Recreation Complex 2150 Wilson Ave. Doors open @ 5:30pm Opening Ceremony 7:30pm Enjoy the evening and the ofďŹ cial kickoff to our 2012 May Day Festival. Included in the Ceremony is the installation of the Royal Party and traditional May Pole dancing performed by our local school children.

PoCo Heritage Society Downtown Walk

Youth Week Positive Art RailSide Skate Park 12 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4pm Youth artists have the chance to put their mark in the community in a positive way with this group painting project. Led by a professional artist, youth work together and have a chance to have their art piece cover a City power box.

Youth Skateboard Jam RailSide Skate Park 12 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4pm This event is open to skaters of ALL skill levels. Professional Demos! Prizes! Learn some tricks and tips from the pros, and skate while listening to some great music.

Youth Week Carnival

Monday, May 7th

3-6pm Riverside Secondary School This event will feature carnival games and activities. For youth, by youth!

Youth Week Floor Hockey Tourney

Art Focus May Day Art Show Leigh Square 2253 Leigh Square 11am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4:30pm A collective of Tri-City artists display a wide range of original works of art in a variety of media.

Saturday, May 5th Youth Week Dance Party

6-9pm Kwayhquitlam Middle School (Flint Street) This event will feature the RCMP, Port Coquitlam Fire Fighters and Youth in a fun ďŹ&#x201A;oor hockey tournament.

Friday, May 11th

Shooting Star Amusement Rides Friday 3pm Sat/Sun 12pm start PoCo Recreation Complex â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Parking Lot Wristbands available for Friday, Saturday and Sunday - $25 Free rides for Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day with paying child.

May Day Mile 9:45am Warm Up, Run 10am sharp Free for all ages, this 1 Mile Run takes you through the streets of Port Coquitlam along the parade route. Bring the whole family and get active before the parade. Register at www. experienceit.ca or call 604-927-7946.

Port Coquitlam Rotary May Day Parade Start Time - 11am This annual Shaughnessy Street parade will feature excitement & fun for the whole family with music, marching bands, ďŹ&#x201A;oats, and many laughs.

Leigh Square Community Block Party

PoCo Heritage Society Downtown Walk 6pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Meet at Terry Fox Library Informative walk to take place rain or shine. Come on out and learn some of history of PoCo. Call 604-927-7611 or email pocoheritage@portcoquitlam.ca

Leigh Square - all day Bring your family to the Square on parade day for the Community Block Party which kicks off with a concert performance by Whiskey Jane and includes the May Day Marketplace, a Community Showcase, a FREE Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Carnival, entertainment and moreâ&#x20AC;Ś.

6:15pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9:15pm PoCo Recreation Complex Grade 7 & 8 students get the chance to dance the night away in a fully supervised and safe environment. $5

May Day Dance â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dancing Through the Decades PoCo Heritage Society and Caydance Studios present Dancing through the Decades at Wilson Centre, 8pm - midnight Come dressed in the style of your favourite Era. Adults only, cash bar, door prizes. Tickets $15, available at Outlet, Caydance Studios, www.pocoheritage.org

Leigh Square Bandshell 12:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5:00pm Starting with Whiskey Jane - one of the best new, young, country bands in the Lower Mainland and followed by many of our local emerging talents.

12 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5pm Leigh Square Emergency preparedness information and displays will be on site in Leigh Square. Come and talk to the EP Volunteers and learn how to be prepared and what resources are available in the event of a disaster.

For all your Awards and Recognition Needs Friendly Customer Service Engraving Specialists

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Presented by Lindbjerg Academy Almost Grease, Beauty & the Beast Jr. and Charlie Brown Visit Terry Fox Theatre www.terryfoxtheatre.com or 604-468-9403.

Saturday, May 12th â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sunday, May 13th

Kinsmen Breakfast and Lunch Treat Mom to a special Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day pancake breakfast (8:30-10:30am) or a barbeque burger or hot dog for lunch (11:00am-2:30pm). $3 - $5

Obstacle Course - 10am -2pm

10:30am Bring your favourite dog, cat, or unusual pet and show them off! Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget the pet and owner look-alike contest! Limited to children 10 years and under. Free

The Queen Storytime Show - 1pm Take part in this interactive story theatre. Dress up and play story characters in this engaging production where everyone has a part to play! Free

PoCo Recreation Complex â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Public Hours Drop by to cheer and watch a great game of lacrosse!

1 - 3pm Watch or learn the traditional steps of May Pole Dancing. Free

Matthew the Magician - 2pm A funny entertainer who combines magic, humour & music to keep everyone entertained. Free

Bell E. Buttons the Clown â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11am-3pm

Come pose with your mom and have your day captured forever, courtesy of Portrait EFX. Photos will be emailed directly to your home. Free

Every day is a sunny day when Bell E. Buttons comes to play! Visit Bell E. Buttons for some fun and giggles. Free

Bouncy Castle and Creation Station all day Stop by to jump and bounce with your friends and then create a unique picture frame for your free photo! Free Courtesy of Windsor Plywood.

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May Day Mini Tyke/Tyke Tournament

Tiddley Cove Morris Dancers / May Pole Dancing

Family Photo Station - 10am -3pm

Decorating: 10am, Parade: 12 noon Decorate your bike and then join the parade around the park! Decorating supplies are provided. All participants receive a McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goodie bag. Free

Where Everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s A Winner!

Terry Fox Theatre Performances

Come enjoy a wonder Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day at Lions Park. The park will be Âżlled with many free family activities. Pick up your passport at the Park Entrance. Completed passports will be entered into a draw for some fabulous prizes. Free Ă&#x20AC;owers for mothers.

McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bike Parade

TROPHY CENTRE

May 3rd - 13th

Sunday, May 13th Mother's Day at Lions Park

Countryside Kennelsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Pet Contest -

Lions Park - 11am A short walk along the PoCo Traboulay Trails followed by a complimentary barbeque lunch and rafďŹ&#x201A;e.

Leigh Square 1:00pm $30 / person Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Tea and an afternoon of painting with Artist Donna Polos. Register online at www.experienceit.ca or call 604-927-7529

Emergency Preparedness

7 - 11am Elks Hall Traditional-style breakfast for the whole family at the Elks Hall in Leigh Square.

10th Annual Walk a Block For Lupus

Leigh Square Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Afternoon Tea & Fabric Painting

Community Showcase

Take the challenge and try the obstacle course sponsored by Yuenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Martial Arts, suitable for ages 4 & up. Free

Walk for a Cause

604-942-8554

1-3pm Leigh Square Register a team and compete at various challenges in and around Leigh Square for the ultimate title - May Dazing Race Champions. Register in person on May 12th in the Square. Free

Elks Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, May 6th

3325 Coast Meridian Rd, Port Coquitlam

May 4th to May 13th

May Dazing Race

Friday, May 11th â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sunday, May 13th

Saturday, May 12th

6pm start â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Meet at Terry Fox Library Come take a step back in history with a Heritage Walk in downtown Port Coquitlam. Call 604-927-8403 or email pocoheritage@gmail.com

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LIST OF EVENTS Friday, May 4th

10th Annual Hike for Hospice

May Day Opening Ceremony

Hyde Creek 9am Enjoy a 5km walk to raise money for our Hospice. Register online by visiting our website at chpca.net/hfhpc

PoCo Recreation Complex 2150 Wilson Ave. Doors open @ 5:30pm Opening Ceremony 7:30pm Enjoy the evening and the ofďŹ cial kickoff to our 2012 May Day Festival. Included in the Ceremony is the installation of the Royal Party and traditional May Pole dancing performed by our local school children.

PoCo Heritage Society Downtown Walk

Youth Week Positive Art RailSide Skate Park 12 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4pm Youth artists have the chance to put their mark in the community in a positive way with this group painting project. Led by a professional artist, youth work together and have a chance to have their art piece cover a City power box.

Youth Skateboard Jam RailSide Skate Park 12 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4pm This event is open to skaters of ALL skill levels. Professional Demos! Prizes! Learn some tricks and tips from the pros, and skate while listening to some great music.

Youth Week Carnival

Monday, May 7th

3-6pm Riverside Secondary School This event will feature carnival games and activities. For youth, by youth!

Youth Week Floor Hockey Tourney

Art Focus May Day Art Show Leigh Square 2253 Leigh Square 11am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4:30pm A collective of Tri-City artists display a wide range of original works of art in a variety of media.

Saturday, May 5th Youth Week Dance Party

6-9pm Kwayhquitlam Middle School (Flint Street) This event will feature the RCMP, Port Coquitlam Fire Fighters and Youth in a fun ďŹ&#x201A;oor hockey tournament.

Friday, May 11th

Shooting Star Amusement Rides Friday 3pm Sat/Sun 12pm start PoCo Recreation Complex â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Parking Lot Wristbands available for Friday, Saturday and Sunday - $25 Free rides for Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day with paying child.

May Day Mile 9:45am Warm Up, Run 10am sharp Free for all ages, this 1 Mile Run takes you through the streets of Port Coquitlam along the parade route. Bring the whole family and get active before the parade. Register at www. experienceit.ca or call 604-927-7946.

Port Coquitlam Rotary May Day Parade Start Time - 11am This annual Shaughnessy Street parade will feature excitement & fun for the whole family with music, marching bands, ďŹ&#x201A;oats, and many laughs.

Leigh Square Community Block Party

PoCo Heritage Society Downtown Walk 6pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Meet at Terry Fox Library Informative walk to take place rain or shine. Come on out and learn some of history of PoCo. Call 604-927-7611 or email pocoheritage@portcoquitlam.ca

Leigh Square - all day Bring your family to the Square on parade day for the Community Block Party which kicks off with a concert performance by Whiskey Jane and includes the May Day Marketplace, a Community Showcase, a FREE Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Carnival, entertainment and moreâ&#x20AC;Ś.

6:15pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9:15pm PoCo Recreation Complex Grade 7 & 8 students get the chance to dance the night away in a fully supervised and safe environment. $5

May Day Dance â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Dancing Through the Decades PoCo Heritage Society and Caydance Studios present Dancing through the Decades at Wilson Centre, 8pm - midnight Come dressed in the style of your favourite Era. Adults only, cash bar, door prizes. Tickets $15, available at Outlet, Caydance Studios, www.pocoheritage.org

Leigh Square Bandshell 12:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5:00pm Starting with Whiskey Jane - one of the best new, young, country bands in the Lower Mainland and followed by many of our local emerging talents.

12 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5pm Leigh Square Emergency preparedness information and displays will be on site in Leigh Square. Come and talk to the EP Volunteers and learn how to be prepared and what resources are available in the event of a disaster.

For all your Awards and Recognition Needs Friendly Customer Service Engraving Specialists

1 Place st

Enjoy The May Day ns! Celebratio

#114 - 2071 Kingsway Avenue, 604-941-4944 www.trophycentre.ca Port Coquitlam sales@trophycentre.ca

Presented by Lindbjerg Academy Almost Grease, Beauty & the Beast Jr. and Charlie Brown Visit Terry Fox Theatre www.terryfoxtheatre.com or 604-468-9403.

Saturday, May 12th â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sunday, May 13th

Kinsmen Breakfast and Lunch Treat Mom to a special Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day pancake breakfast (8:30-10:30am) or a barbeque burger or hot dog for lunch (11:00am-2:30pm). $3 - $5

Obstacle Course - 10am -2pm

10:30am Bring your favourite dog, cat, or unusual pet and show them off! Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget the pet and owner look-alike contest! Limited to children 10 years and under. Free

The Queen Storytime Show - 1pm Take part in this interactive story theatre. Dress up and play story characters in this engaging production where everyone has a part to play! Free

PoCo Recreation Complex â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Public Hours Drop by to cheer and watch a great game of lacrosse!

1 - 3pm Watch or learn the traditional steps of May Pole Dancing. Free

Matthew the Magician - 2pm A funny entertainer who combines magic, humour & music to keep everyone entertained. Free

Bell E. Buttons the Clown â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11am-3pm

Come pose with your mom and have your day captured forever, courtesy of Portrait EFX. Photos will be emailed directly to your home. Free

Every day is a sunny day when Bell E. Buttons comes to play! Visit Bell E. Buttons for some fun and giggles. Free

Bouncy Castle and Creation Station all day Stop by to jump and bounce with your friends and then create a unique picture frame for your free photo! Free Courtesy of Windsor Plywood.

H r u o and Eve Y l d o H o y. T a r e y r W S e e t h e t p f o H Your Community Funeral Home We serve all faiths and traditions our families may require in our chapel or the church of your choice. â&#x20AC;˘ Ask about our guaranteed pre-planning & pre-paid funeral trusts. â&#x20AC;˘ Full Funeral Service Provider â&#x20AC;˘ Our integrity makes the difference

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May Day Mini Tyke/Tyke Tournament

Tiddley Cove Morris Dancers / May Pole Dancing

Family Photo Station - 10am -3pm

Decorating: 10am, Parade: 12 noon Decorate your bike and then join the parade around the park! Decorating supplies are provided. All participants receive a McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goodie bag. Free

Where Everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s A Winner!

Terry Fox Theatre Performances

Come enjoy a wonder Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day at Lions Park. The park will be Âżlled with many free family activities. Pick up your passport at the Park Entrance. Completed passports will be entered into a draw for some fabulous prizes. Free Ă&#x20AC;owers for mothers.

McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bike Parade

TROPHY CENTRE

May 3rd - 13th

Sunday, May 13th Mother's Day at Lions Park

Countryside Kennelsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Pet Contest -

Lions Park - 11am A short walk along the PoCo Traboulay Trails followed by a complimentary barbeque lunch and rafďŹ&#x201A;e.

Leigh Square 1:00pm $30 / person Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Tea and an afternoon of painting with Artist Donna Polos. Register online at www.experienceit.ca or call 604-927-7529

Emergency Preparedness

7 - 11am Elks Hall Traditional-style breakfast for the whole family at the Elks Hall in Leigh Square.

10th Annual Walk a Block For Lupus

Leigh Square Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Afternoon Tea & Fabric Painting

Community Showcase

Take the challenge and try the obstacle course sponsored by Yuenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Martial Arts, suitable for ages 4 & up. Free

Walk for a Cause

604-942-8554

1-3pm Leigh Square Register a team and compete at various challenges in and around Leigh Square for the ultimate title - May Dazing Race Champions. Register in person on May 12th in the Square. Free

Elks Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, May 6th

3325 Coast Meridian Rd, Port Coquitlam

May 4th to May 13th

May Dazing Race

Friday, May 11th â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sunday, May 13th

Saturday, May 12th

6pm start â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Meet at Terry Fox Library Come take a step back in history with a Heritage Walk in downtown Port Coquitlam. Call 604-927-8403 or email pocoheritage@gmail.com

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he Rotary May Day Parade is one of the longest running community parades on the Lower Mainland and is the centrepiece of the City of Port Coquitlam’s May Day celebrations Administered by the Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial for the last 7 years, this parade attracts participants from non-profit groups and associations from all corners of the Lower Mainland, in addition to many local businesses Marching bands, drill units and colour parties will lend their own brand of pagentry to this annual parade. Many non-profit and youth support associations will be strutting their stuff and this years’s parade should be one of the best we have seen.You and your family will not want to miss the Rotary May Day Parade that sets off at 11.00am on Saturday May 12, 2012 in downtown Port Coquitlam

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MAY DAY 2012 ROYAL PARTY

Front - Flower girls Left to Right: Teanna Wang, Dorsa Shahidi, Samantha Simmons, Bonita Shao, Trinnity Williams, Lauryn Cacic, : Andrew Lloyd (past Ambassador), Kylee Holms (May Queen), Hillary Remple (past May Queen) Brooke Conley, Audrey Krell, Thea Cazzanti, Payton Nygard, Taryn Edgar, Nical Mackie-Woolley, Ashley Luu Lancers left to right: Radu Hurmuz, Jayden Cummins, Matthew Hewa Baddege, Sergei Isakov, Alicia Ellis (1st Princess), Jeffrey Morgan, Ashton Labrnache, Nikolai Isakov, Kevin Molcosin, Austin MacRae Princess’ left to right: Cassie Bopkof, Kaggan Mackie-Wolley, Emma Guo, Samantha Penner, Nicole Dupuis, Anmol Gill (record bearer) Quinn Meldrum (Ambassador), Alysha Charan, Vanessa Evancic, Jayden Linkletter, Kira Burgess, Rebekah Seip, Nishi Parikh, Ryann McCready Royal Party in the back: Alicia Ellis (1st Princess), middle row left to right: Anmol Gill (record bearer) Quinn Meldrum (Ambassador), front row left to right: Andrew Lloyd (past Ambassador), Kylee Holms (May Queen), Hillary Remple (past May Queen).

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OPEN PLAYER REGISTRATION Saturday, May 26, 2012 Port Coquitlam Rec Centre 2150 Wilson Avenue • 9:00 am - noon All new registrants will be waitlisted until availability of ice, coaches and goalies are determined, with the exception of Hockey 1, 2, 3 and 4. All registrants must provide a copy of their birth certificate and proof of Port Coquitlam residency in the form of 2 pieces of ID: City of Port Coquitlam property tax notice, Shaw Cable, BC Hydro, Terasen Gas. Please bring photocopies of required documents. Players transferring from another association must bring a completed and signed Player Movement Form from their current association.

Hockey 1/2.............. 2006/2007 ................$500.00 Hockey 3/4.............. 2004/2005 ................$592.00 Atom* ..................... 2002/2003 ................$618.00 Peewee ................... 2000/2001 ................$608.00 Bantam.................... 1998/1999 ................$633.00 Midget .................... 1995/1996/1997 .......$708.00 Juvenile ................... 1992/1993/1994 .......$708.00 Rep Tryouts............. Atom-Midget ...........$125.00 Please note a jersey deposit of $100.00 is required by all players when jerseys are handed out in September. Please note payment is accepted by cheque, money order of Visa/Master Card. (2.5% Service Charge) Cash is not accepted. Cheques may be divided into three payments dated June 1, 2012, July 1, 2012 and August 1, 2012. $20 service charge applies to cheque installment plan. Players who are waitlisted will be asked to date one cheque for the full amount - September 1, 2012. Registration, coaching and refereeing information can be seen in full at www.pocominorhockey.com. For further information on registration, please contact our Registrar, Kellee Eng at: registrar@pocominorhockey.com or 604-945-4081. NOTE: If you are a returning player and missed the returning player registration deadline, there is a $100 late fee.


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Community Showcase Leigh Square Community A Definite Crowd Pleaser Block Party S Saturday, May 12th - all day

aturday May 12th is the day for our May Day Community Show Case. This Show Case as been a staple at Leigh Square during the May Day celebrations for many years. Each year community, heritage and cultural groups are given the opportunity to perform on stage in front of a live audience. This year we have Alex Seaman emceeing. Alex, a three-time Award Winning Magician as well as a member of the international Brotherhood of Magicians, and has been featured in an International Magic Magazine twice will be coming out to share his talents along with our community groups.

Elks Pancake Breakfast A pre-parade tradition at the Elk’s Hall in Leigh Square on Saturday, May 12th

Come visit the Marketplace

Whiskey Jane

May Dazing Race The City of Port Coquitlam will again be holding the May Dazing Race. This race will take off from Leigh Square after the parade. There will be fun and prizes. Sign up your group any time between 1:00 and 3:00 at Leigh Square and compete for the title of “May Dazing Race Champion”.

The Marketplace is back again this year. Come and check out what local merchants, crafters, community organizations and others have to offer. And if food is what you desire... be sure to stop and sample

Whiskey Jane is one of the best new, young country bands in the Lower Mainland. The energy of the band is infectious - everyone is on their feet by the end of a Whiskey Jane show! This band is going places.. Keep an eye on them! You’ll be seeing a lot of Whiskey Jane in the future.

Following the race, we welcome you to enjoy the music and family entertainment in the square. Registration is free. Just come and sign up for the fun.

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performers. Under the trees you will find Bell E Buttons the Clown making free balloon creations for the children. Our teen volunteers will be painting the children’s faces, the Country Side Kennel will be hosting the Pet show and the children will be decorating their bikes for the McDonalds Bike parade.

The day at the park begins as each mother is welcomed and presented with a flower to honour the special day. It’s so wonderful to watch the children pick that special flower and hand it to their mother. I thank our City Council for helping to make that happen.

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