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Man against steer Chance Butterfield, from Pomona, Alta., takes down a steer during the steer wrestling competition at the 37th annual Luxton Pro Rodeo last weekend. For more on how the event went, see page A6. To have your say on the rodeo or the small protest held outside the grounds, email editor@ goldstreamgazette.com. Sharon Tiffin/News staff

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Melissa de Meulles spent her weekend at the Luxton fair grounds, but she didn’t go to the rodeo. Instead, she stood just outside the grounds, holding a sign that read: “Animals in pain, shouldn’t entertain.” This is the first time de Meulles has protested a rodeo. After starting a public Facebook event, she was joined by 10 people on Saturday and seven people Sunday. “I was fully prepared to stand there by myself,” said de Meulles, a Colwood resident.

Pete Montana, general manager of Canadian Pro Rodeo Association, attended the Luxton Pro Rodeo this year and was told there would be protesters. “They were very orderly and they have a right to free speech,” Montana said. “We do an awful lot to take care of our stock. They get treated better than the stock handlers treat themselves ... Most of the time (protesters get) terrible misinformation.” De Meulles isn’t opposed to the entire rodeo. It’s specific events and practices such as calf and team roping, steer wrestling and the use of a flank strap.

“The flank strap is an irritant that cause them to buck ... they are not wild animals,” de Meulles said. Calf roping was banned at the Cloverdale Rodeo after a calf died during a roping event in 2007, de Meulles explained. “Rodeos can continue to operate without these cruel events.” De Meulles will work for her cause and if she doesn’t see any improvements, she plans to protest again next year. An online petition has been started by de Meulle at www.change.org (search Luxton Pro Rodeo). reporter@goldstreamgazette.com

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HOME for HOLLYWOOD Location on manager turned film commissioner reveals tricks of the trade to attract productions Natalie North News staff

J

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Since The Crimson Paradise was filmed at Hatley Castle in 1933, Royal Roads University continues to be the region’s most shot location.

The commission relies on residents registering their homes – from Uplands mansions to apartment suites – in its locations database. The homes of young families, most often character houses in Victoria’s Fairfield or Fernwood neighbourhoods, account for about 60 per cent of the locations used. For more information on how to register your home, visit filmvictoria.com.

everything is close. I can get you almost every location within a half-an-hour of each other and most of them within 10 minutes.” Despite the perks, including the federal film or video production services tax credit and the film incentive B.C. program for tax credits, the Victoria film industry has taken a hit since the Capital Region was removed from the distant location regional tax credit, a provincial program that offers a six-per-cent rebate to productions shot outside established film-production areas in B.C. (the Lower Mainland is the other area). Since 2006, direct local spending from film shoots – on items such as hotels, food, equipment rentals and local crew wages – plummeted from about $20 million to $7 million annually. Barbara Coultish, founder of Victoria talent and modelling agency Coultish Management, is among those trying to reinvigorate the local film industry. Coultish, a former member of the commission’s board of directors, was asked to return after the industry fell into a slump.

“It’s one of those industries that Victoria desperately needs to bring back, and we’re all pushing to make it grow again,” Coultish said, noting the range of trades that benefit from film productions – be it set-building or other behindthe-scenes workers. Coultish said the loss of the distant location credit is one of the key factors in the decline. “(Productions) have been going everywhere but here and it’s caused a lot of grief for a lot of us,” Coultish said. “Six per cent on a few million dollars is huge. … If that went away I think we would see this industry flourish again really quickly. (Crews) love shooting here, but they’re going to go where they can save money. … It’s been rough. That’s for sure.” After a flurry of film activity in the fall and a bit of a winter lull, the outlook for summer productions is positive, Coultish said. It’s a hope Gilbert is working hard to realize, one pitch at a time. “Fingers crossed,” she said. “Maybe David Cronenberg will be shooting here sometime in the near future.” nnorth@saanichnews.com

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Kids given leg up on active lifestyle Don Descoteau News staff

Rhonda Brown remembers when a group of 18 elementary school students got off the bus before their first session of hockey at Save-onFoods Memorial Centre. Chaos ruled, recalled Brown, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Victoria, which organizes an on-ice mentoring program for children age seven to 11. “Literally, they couldn’t keep their hands off each other and were in each other’s space,� she says. “You put them on the ice and it was like they were learning to walk again.� The students came into the 12-week program with differing physical abilities and attitudes. Brown says the playing field was definitely levelled given that few, if any, of the children had ever worn hockey equipment, let alone been on the ice. “When we started, they couldn’t make it from one end to the other without collapsing from exhaustion. By the end of the 12 weeks, it was amazing to see the progression in the kids. By the end they were respectful of

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Markus Mikey III, left, Emmanuel Dominque and Daniela Carbon await their turn on the ice during a hockey session with Big Brothers Big Sisters last winter. each other, working together, passing to each other.� The program aims to boost children’s self-esteem and develop teamwork, elements that will hopefully transfer into the classroom and other areas of their lives, Brown says. The mentoring hockey program is one of dozens of community programs whose participants are helped financially by the Greater Victoria chapter of Canadian Tire

Jumpstart. Kim Reynhoudt, franchisee for the View Royal Canadian Tire store, which is hosting Jumpstart Day activities tomorrow (May 26), appreciates the work the charity does to help families in need in Greater Victoria and across Canada. “Things get so expensive these days,� he says. “It’s great to have an option where we can help kids get into pro-

grams, whether it’s soccer or other sports programs, where they can participate. It’s important to get kids active at a young age. It only helps them in the future.� In Greater Victoria, Jumpstart is comprised of reps from such organizations as Big Brothers Big Sisters and the YM-YWCA, as well as Canadian Tire stores. Last year, it raised more than $95,000, money that helped about 1,200 children play soccer or hockey, have the proper equipment, or enjoy experiences they might not have otherwise. “One thing I like about Jumpstart is 100 per cent of the money raised in the community stays in the community,� Reynhoudt says. editor@vicnews.com

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he Luxton Pro Rodeo brought out the crowds this past weekend, for some good old-fashioned entertainment. “I was very impressed, this was my first opportunity to go to to the Luxton Pro Rodeo. The hospitality was second to none,” said Pete Montana, general manager of Canadian Pro Rodeo Association. “What sets Luxton apart is it’s the only one on Vancouver Island.” This year’s Canadian Pro Rodeo Association unofficial results:

Bareback riding ■ Jake Marshall, $1,380

Steer wrestling ■ Zane Hankel $1,794

Team roping ■ Riley Warren/Kenton Fawcett $1,090 each

Saddle bronc riding ■ Luke Butterfield $1,428

Tie-down roping ■ Curtis Cassidy, 8.2 seconds, $1,578

Barrel racing: ■ Joleen Seitz, 15.55, $977

Bull riding ■ Wesley Silcox, $1,447

Over the course of the weekend the total pay-out was $41,680. Sharon Tiffin/News staff

Erik Dublanko, from Thorsby, Alta., ropes a steer during the Tie Down Roping competition at the Luxton Pro Rodeo.

Ty Taypotat from Regina, Sask., hangs on during the bareback bronco competition.

Chad Randle, from Fort Vermilion, Alta., takes a fall during the Bareback Bronco competition. Sharon Tiffin/News staff

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Free speech Protestors line up outside the Luxton Pro Rodeo. The protest, led by Melissa de Meulles, gained some momentum after she posted it to social media websites. Tina Griffith News staff

RCMP report rash of robberies at rodeo Kyle Wells News staff

West Shore RCMP are reporting a relatively well run and problem free Luxton Pro Rodeo, with a couple of notable exceptions. Police have one suspect and others are being sought for three knife-point robberies that occurred at or around the midway. At around 6:50 p.m. a teenager was robbed by another teen who brandished a knife before stealing a backpack and skateboard. Two more reports of robbery by knife were received from the area, including one from the

Thieves cut alarm to gain entry to golf club On Friday, May 18, the Olympic View Golf Club in Colwood was broken into. The glass front door was smashed as someone tried unsuccessfully to steal an ATM. To bypass the alarm, the culprits cut the electricity to the building from a conduit on a power pole about 30 metres away. RCMP are asking anyone with information to contact West Shore RCMP at 250474-2264 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800222-8477.

Magic hour set for Sunday night Magic and Mirth takes over the Isabelle Reader Theatre in Langford, Sunday night. Eight magicians will take the stage to wow the audience and raise money for the Victoria Magic Circle. Tickets are $10 and available at Langford Fire Hall No. 1 on Peatt Road. Showtime is 7 p.m.

grounds of Happy Valley elementary school. Cell phones and money were stolen in those incidents. RCMP believe all three incidents are related, as well as possibly a fourth, which involved an intoxicated male in his 30s being assaulted by a group of teenagers at a nearby hotel later that evening. The man had to go to the hospital with minor injuries. Sgt. Max Fossum, RCMP spokesperson, said it is believed a group of three to five teenagers committed the crimes, including one female. The three robberies occurred within about an hour of each other.

Carnie wanted In an unrelated incident, a carnival worker – an employee of West Coast Amusements – was arrested on Saturday, May 19 for an outstanding warrant from Surrey for possession for the purpose of trafficking. The man was released the next day and went back to work. “Overall it was a pretty good, positive event,” Fossum said. “Probably about 6 p.m., 7 p.m., I saw maybe a switch ... we had more complaints. Otherwise I thought it was really well done.” news@goldstreamgazette.com

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Fire dispatch needs far thinking It might seem like a no-brainer to have a single fire dispatch centre for all of Greater Victoria, but there is merit to having at least two facilities for the region. Right now the 13 municipalities that make up our metropolitan home are served by three centres dispatching firefighters to select municipalities. The issue is making news as Colwood and View Royal’s fire dispatch is relocated to the Saanich dispatch centre, which the departments say can better serve their needs than Langford, their former service provider. The switch means that Saanich, which recently upgraded its facility’s technology to ensure state-of-the-art reliability, now takes calls and sends them out to eight fire departments ranging from Oak Bay to North Saanich. Langford, which also boasts current technology, serves 16 jurisdictions, though most of those have relatively small fire departments. Clients include the Gulf Islands of Saturna Island and Salt Spring, as well as rural communities such as Shirley and Otter Point. A main reason why those departments chose Langford is due to the lower cost than Saanich. Both Colwood and View Royal will pay slightly more to contract Saanich, which is the largest municipality on the Island and requires a topend facility to meet its own needs. The move raises the question of whether the region is better served by moving all departments to a single dispatch centre. It’s a timely question too as the Capital Regional District proposes spending $100,000 to upgrade Langford dispatch service. It’s a worthwhile discussion, but one that needs to be considered over the long term. The Victoria dispatch centre, which just serves Victoria, is showing its age. In time, it makes sense for the city’s fire department to look to Saanich, which is the logical centre of the region and has the mass to best serve larger municipalities. But for the immediate future, it also makes sense to maintain Langford’s service so that it can provide an affordable alternative to smaller communities. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: editor@goldstreamgazette.com or fax 250-478-6545. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Goldstream News Gazette is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For

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Rail safety none of the public’s business Call it a sneaking suspicion. pens, because it thwarts all their It was the summer of 2010 and efforts to be first with the news. But I knew that if I didn’t book myself aside from my personal irritation, I a weekend to ride the was worried that our pubE&N railway, I’d lose my lic rail body doesn’t take chance. the public’s right to know Taking the train was very seriously. something I’d meant to Reading the railway do since moving here in evaluation, I quickly saw 2007, but life kept getting the reasons for keeping in the way. Like too many this baby under wraps as things, I put it off for long as possible: cost estianother month, another mates to upgrade the coryear. ridor (not including its 49 But my trip couldn’t be Roszan Holmen trestles and bridges) ran postponed any longer. from $40 million to $216 11th Hour By this time two million. Musings years ago, maybe people And, just as I suspected, were speculating about the passenger service was whether our little train had a future. shut down in the spring of 2011 due After decades of deferred mainteto the poor condition of the track. nance, and no significant funding to But this is old news. The Island catch up with the work, a closure Corridor Foundation has found a seemed inevitable. way to repair the tracks for a mere Of course, I had no special insight $15 million, and the provincial and into the state of the deteriorating federal government have pledged tracks. But I did have some insight the money. We should have train into the modus operandi of the service running again by 2013. Island Corridor Foundation – the Onwards and upwards. non-profit which owns the rail corMy niggling suspicions, however, ridor – and the provincial bodies haven’t left me. Again it’s due to an which oversee it. unwillingness to share information. For months, we’d been waiting for Last month, a study into the conthe results of a complete E&N Raildition of the railway’s bridges and way evaluation. With the expected trestles was released to the public, release date long past, I filed a Freethough it was completed much eardom of Information request to get lier. my hands on the study, not buying The timing of the release wasn’t the reasons for delay. an accident: it happened alongside As is standard with almost all the $15-million funding announceFOI requests, there were extenment. Again, the intent of the delay sions to the legislated timelines was to quash public debate about for response. But finally, the the merits of proceeding with such excuses ran out. On July 9, 2010, a large investment of public funds. my request’s final deadline hit, and And there may be some good reathe complete study was magically son to have the debate. posted to the B.C. Ministry of TransA similar, but smaller-scale portation website, for all to see. inspection of the railway’s bridges Reporters hate it when this hapand trestles was conducted in Octo-

ber 2010. The results were never released. Almost one year ago, I filed another Freedom of Information request to get a copy – but it turns out this is a highly-guarded document. My request has filtered through an official complaint process, a failed mediation, and is now headed for an official inquiry involving lawyers and everything. It turns out that track inspections are commissioned by Southern Railway, a private company that runs the trains on the E&N. Release of this information would be harmful to Southern’s business interests, according to the B.C. Safety Authority, which initially denied my request. Now here’s my common-sense question: if “business interests” are legitimate grounds to hide information about the safety of a bridge, then why on earth are we delegating these inspections to a private company? I’m not alone in calling for more transparency. A watchdog group called the E&N Railway Action Group has sprung up asking all these important questions, and is steering reporters to do the same. These days, my nagging suspicion tells me we won’t have a passenger train running by next year. Good thing I took my train ride while I still could. My partner and I filled our backpacks with camping gear and rode the rails to Deep Bay, where we spent the weekend swimming and basking. I hope it’s the kind of adventure Victorians can have again one day. – Roszan Holmen is a reporter with the Victoria News. rholmen@vicnews.com

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LETTERS

More studies avoid action on LRT for region Re: Timing is right for transit study (Our View, May 11) Here we go again. When will we learn? Transit in this region has been studied to death over the past 30 years. We cannot learn from other cities and countries around the world. I see this as yet another delaying tactic instead of getting on with light-rail transit. If you’re serious about reducing auto traffic, then we must go with LRT. It has a proven record of being able to draw people

out of their cars and increase ridership of the transit system. There are many great examples of smallto medium-size cities in Europe that have shown the way on this issue. We should stop protracting and get to it. Have you seen what can be done with a little co-operation? Just look south to Portland and you will be amazed at their results. In Europe they are building new light-rail systems from $30 million to $35 million

a kilometre. Why can’t we do the same? They can also build and have a service up and running within two-and-a-half to three years, so why can’t we do the same? Why are we not looking at introducing trolley buses on some of our busiest transit routes and free up the diesel buses for the suburbs? Trolley buses have proven to draw more riders than their diesel counterparts. Why must we have to continue to breathe the air with pollution? Why can’t we lead by example?

It seems to me that all we can do is talk, talk, talk and nothing gets done as a result. Having visited many cities and countries in Europe, I find it is simply amazing what they can accomplish. Ridership in most cities there the size of Greater Victoria is at least double ours. It’s high time that we get on with building a streetcar and LRT line in Greater Victoria. Bill Macdonald Oak Bay

Readers respond: Sewage treatment, economic gap, deer advisors Details still outstanding with treatment plant Re: Millions spent, but no word from government on sewage treatment (News, May 18) So much is unclear about this land-based sewage treatment plant plus sludge energy centre: the siting, homeowner costs, fate of the sludge, etc. Why not use this time before the funding is confirmed to try to clarify the major outstanding issues? The biggest issue is that a comprehensive environmental impact assessment for both marine and land still needs to be done. Unfortunately, the Capital Regional District is obeying the dictate of the B.C. government and allowing this massive sewage plant to proceed, with only the minimum reporting under municipal sewage regulations. It is also avoiding an important B.C. Environmental Assessment Act impact report. Several Victoria marine scientists, engineers and public health doctors have expressed skepticism that the sewage plant will provide any measurable improvement to our marine environment, but that the sewage plant itself will produce thousands of tonnes of sludge and greenhouse gases. Everybody who owns or rents a toilet in the CRD sewage area may have to pay up to $500 a year for this land-based sewage

Letters The News welcomes opinions and comments. Letters should discuss issues and stories covered in the News and be 300 words or less. The News reserves the right to edit letters for style, legality, length and taste. The News will not print anonymous letters. Please enclose phone number for verification of your letter. ■ Mail: Letters to the Editor, Victoria News, 818 Broughton St., Victoria, V8W 1E4 ■ Fax: 386-2624 ■ E-mail: editor@ vicnews.com

treatment, when our current marine-based sewage treatment system is working well, is sustainable and actually produces no sewage sludge and few greenhouse gases. John Newcomb Saanich

Liberals need to get into party mode Re: A new name for the B.C. Liberals (cartoon, May 18) I think if the B.C. Liberal Party is going to have any chance of reviving its political fortunes through a change of name, it has to be really bold and imaginative. For example, the party could start using seasonally-rotating names and call itself the St. Patrick’s Day Party for the spring, the Canada Day Party in the summer, the Halloween Party for the fall months and the New Year’s Eve Party in the winter. I would seriously consider voting for such a creatively rebranded party, but only if it hosted a giant bacchanalian bash for all of us on the grounds of the legislature at least once each season. Gordon Pollard Victoria

Economic gap widens with new EI policy Last year we saw an unprecedented uprising against economic inequality.

Suddenly people woke up to the fact that the wealthy were getting much wealthier, while the rest of us struggled. But for many, it was like railing against the tide: inequality and lack seem to be among those hidden forces that just happen. But they don’t. The Conservative government’s new EI bill is another example of how government has undermined equality in the name of fiscal prudence. Over and over the pattern is repeated: Cut back taxes on corporations and the wealthy, and then use the resulting budget shortfall as an excuse to cut social spending. Yet social programs are government’s most powerful tool for addressing inequality. When EI is harder to qualify for, more people slip economically and the equality gap widens. The federal government always resorts to the easy rhetoric of blame, implying that recipients of social programs are lazy bums, don’t want to work and are undeserving. What is also implied is that the ongoing tax breaks for the wealthy and corporations (another kind of social program) are somehow merited. The latest federal budget proves the Tories believe that the one per cent deserve economic assistance, while the rest of us just need a kick in the pants. And so inequality in Canada deepens. Nathaniel Poole Victoria

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The opportunity to be part of the biggest fundraising event of the year for the MS Society of Canada’s South Vancouver Island Chapter is a pretty powerful thing. To be able to take in some of the region’s most beautiful scenery while enjoying the enthusiasm of fellow volunteers and participants? Well, that makes volunteering for the MS Society’s Grape Escape all the sweeter! In fact, the ride has a lot going for it. “There are many events over the summer for volunteers to choose to support, but nothing like the experience a volunteer will get as a part of the MS Bike Tour ~ Cowichan Valley Grape Escape,” says Ashley Hodgins, Special Events & Volunteer Resources Coordinator, South Vancouver Island Chapter, noting that moving the date from the previous August to early July this year seems to have drawn even more interest than usual. “Plus, the event itself just has an amazing energy and our volunteers get to be part of making that happen. “I would say the majority of our volunteers are people who are connected to MS in some way and this is their way of showing the person they’re connected with that they care and they want to give back.” For others, volunteering provides an opportunity to gain valuable work skills. “Being a volunteer is a great introduction to the work of the Society as well as a way to build many different skills.” And volunteers’ contributions are crucial to the event’s success – typically the South

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GOLDSTREAM NEWS GAZETTE - Friday, May 25, 2012

Royal Bay purchase is good news for West Shore Royal Bay lands, the former Shore. The new owners have said Lehigh gravel pit in Colwood, they intend to develop the site were recently sold to the B.C. sooner rather than later. This was Investment Managea concern, as several other ment Corporation, would-be buyers from a Victoria-based Alberta and Ontario were pension fund with considering investing in the extensive real estate 419-acre site and sitting on holdings of over $14 it for the foreseeable future. billion including the The BCICM, however, has a Westshore Town reputation for responsible Centre, Delta Victoria investing and a commitOcean Pointe Resort ment to sustainable pracand Spa, the Harbour tices. Towers Hotel and The Royal Bay site is a Dan Spinner Suites and many remarkable piece of propWest Shore other Vancouver erty with extensive waterChamber Island and Vancoufront and ocean views ver-based properties. The fund of the Olympic Mountains and is one of the largest of its kind downtown Victoria. Plans apparin Canada and represents over ently include a commitment to 475,000 public sector retirees some of the original mixed-use and employees. This purchase plans developed earlier for the is very good news for the West site. This is good news for the

West Shore, as mixed-use means not only residential buildings but also commercial development and with that comes more jobs for the West Shore. About 30 per cent of people who live on the West Shore work on the West Shore and that number is rapidly increasing. Sustainable communities are achieved the more we live, work and play in the same locale – think simply of less commuting. Carefully done, the site could accommodate a wide range of users and needs. For quite a few years the West Shore arts community, with chamber support, has been working on the idea of an arts centre possibly in association with the new Royal Bay high school recently funded by the Ministry of Education at about $50 million. The ministry

“About 30 per cent of people who live in the West Shore work in the West Shore and that number is rapidly increasing.” is offering up to 15 per cent in additional space for a neighbourhood learning centre at each new high school and this space could be helpful in meeting community needs. Any developer would jump at the chance to have major attractors such as an arts centre. The particular centre being contemplated has the endorsement of the local First Nations bands and would include a First Nations gallery and gift shop. It is to be hoped that the earlier plans for Camosun College

involvement come to pass; Vancouver Island University has also expressed interest. In other words, with the right approach BCICM could easily form many beneficial community partnerships to make the site attractive and liveable far beyond just residences, shops and offices. Private ferry operators have expressed great interest to the Chamber about a possible passenger ferry from downtown Victoria to Royal Bay. Imagine how that would assist commuters to town and shoppers going out to the West Shore. We hope the City of Colwood and BCIMC can develop and implement an exciting vision for Royal Bay so that we will all benefit. dspinner@westshore.bc.ca Dan Spinner is CEO of the West Shore Chamber of Commerce

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GOLDSTREAM NEWS GAZETTE - Friday, May 25, 2012 Ron MacIsaac holds up his Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee medal that he received for significant contributions to community and country. The 86-year-old Langford man was the founding member of the Vancouver Island Human Rights Coalition and the first president of Together Against Poverty Society.

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Ron MacIsaac almost committed a breach of royal etiquette while waiting to shake hands with the Queen. It was back in 1965 and MacIssac was travelling the world with a group of distinguished delegates on their way to the Commonwealth Law Convention in India. “I was in there (in a reception line) ready to shake hands, not knowing she doesn’t shake hands,� MacIssac recalls with a smile. The longtime lawyer, who has lived on the waterfront at Langford Lake for 25 years, was recently awarded the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee medal

for significant contributions to community and country. The 86-year-old MacIsaac was the founding member of the Vancouver Island Human Rights Coalition and the first president of Together Against Poverty Society. He was among 30 people who received the award at a ceremony with Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca MP Randall Garrison. The medal was created to celebrate Elizabeth’s accession to the throne 60 years ago. Other recipients with a West Shore connection include Vickie Weber (Juan de Fuca Search and Rescue), Betty Paquette (West Shore Adult Day Program) and Don R.L. Brown (West Shore Kinsmen and Rotary clubs). editor@goldstreamgazette.com

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DARE connects generations

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Charla Huber News staff

Alice Charlie sits in the Ruth King elementary school gym watching her 11-year-old son, Ben Charlie as he graduates from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program. His 13-year-old brother, Dominic Charlie, sits with their mom. Dominic graduated from DARE two years ago, and he knows first-hand the realities facing middle school students when it comes to drugs and alcohol. “There is a lot of pressure,” Dominic said. “DARE makes it easy to say ‘no.’ It’ll help out my brother a lot.” More than 40 Grade 6 students completed the program, May 17, at Ruth King, which became the first school on the West Shore to offer the program back in 1998. The 10-week course was offered by RCMP Crime Awareness Service Cpl. Scott Hilderley. Students learned about the effects of tobacco, marijuana and alcohol, as well as the social tools needed to steer clear of them. Each student wrote a letter to their future self, reminding them the importance of staying drug-free, Hilderley will return the letters to the students in two years. “I’ve been a police officer for 26 years. I have had fortunate

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and tragic duties. The more people I dealt with, I realized this guy or girl was once a little boy or girl in Grade 6. Before they knew it, they were meeting me in a way they didn’t want to,” said Hilderley who has been teaching DARE for 14 years. Alice remembers being in Grade 6 and going through the

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GOLDSTREAM NEWS GAZETTE - Friday, May 25, 2012

Charges laid in three-car crash Kyle Wells News staff

Two charges have been laid on drivers involved in a three-car crash on Sooke Road last Friday, May 18. Just after 8 a.m. a green 2000 Chevrolet Malibu crossed the centre line while traveling west on Sooke Road and struck a 2006 Pontiac and a 2000 Honda Accord heading east. The drivers of the Chevrolet and the Pontiac were taken to hospital with minor injuries. The driver who crossed the centre line had a broken wrist and facial lacerations. All other inju-

ries involved with the accident were minor. West Shore RCMP have charged the driver of the Chevrolet for failing to keep right. Another driver involved in the accident is being charged for not having insurance. RCMP still can’t say why the driver crossed the centre line, but ruled out alcohol as a factor. The Chevrolet has been seized by police for a mechanical inspection. There were a few car crashes on the West Shore over the long weekend, due mainly to the rain and slick conditions, but nothing notable, according to RCMP. news@goldstreamgazette.com

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Target on target at Tillicum Target’s signature bullseye logo will be up in Saanich within the year. The Zellers at Tillicum Centre began liquidating its inventory this week to make way for the installation of a Target store, set to open by April 2013. While Zellers’ final closing date is not yet confirmed, a spokesperson for Target says the space will undergo six to nine months of renovations, at a cost of $10 to $11 million. “(I) can tell you that Target’s goal is to bring the true Target brand experience to Canadian guests,” said spokesperson Lisa Gibson. “In order to achieve this, we will need to significantly remodel the facility. When the store opens you can expect a store that is bright, with wide aisles, clean and easy-to-navigate.” In January 2011, a $1.8 billion deal was announced by the Hudson’s Bay Company to sell Zellers to the American retailer. By the end of 2013, 105 Zellers locations across Canada will have made the switch to become Target stores. Each Zellers location currently employs between 100 and 120 associates, while each Target store will employ 150 to 200 workers. Gibson said that Target has worked with Zellers employees to make it easy for them to apply for new jobs, and that any who apply for positions at any of the locations opening in 2013 will be guaranteed an interview. The Zellers at Hillside Shopping Centre will also be renovated this year to become a Target, though that location has not yet begun selling off its inventory. kslavin@saanichnews.com

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GOLDSTREAM NEWS GAZETTE - Friday, May 25, 2012

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Shame haunts high school health teacher Lillian Campbell; both her own and that of her students. Lillian finds herself in the middle of a high school sex scandal involving her Grade 9 girls and the majority of the senior hockey team. PG 14-plus comedic/drama at the Intrepid Theatre Club, 8 p.m. May 25, 6 p.m. May 26, and 4 p.m. May 27. Part of Unofest.

Keys to the castle New documentary explores history of Craigdarroch Kyle Wells News staff

They set out to tell the story of a building, but instead the Craigdarroch Castle Historical Museum Society found itself immersed in the history of a region, its people and a community. Victoria’s Castle is a new documentary produced to capture the history of the landmark and provide more historical context for the roughly 150,000 visitors that come through its doors each year. The film’s director, Robin Adair, who is also a society board member, set out initially to produce a 10 minute film on the castle, but as he dug into its history and began to unearth archival materials, he knew he needed room to let it breathe. “We uncovered all this fantastic stuff, so the thing started to really balloon and it turned into this opus,” Adair said. “There’s

lots of things that surprised me. It seemed like every day there was some new thing that was uncovered that I hadn’t expected.” Clocking in at just under an hour, the final film is a Ken Burns-style doc (think voiceovers and pans of photographs), but with some reenactment and a local feel. Interview footage is also incorporated, featuring notable figures associated with the castle’s history, including historian Pierre Burton, who graduated from Victoria College in 1937, and James K. Nesbitt, a journalist who founded the historical society in 1959, ensuring the site’s preservation. The film tells the story of the castle’s creation, along with its role in the community over the years, after serving as a home to the Dunsmuirs. The castle has stood as a military hospital, one of the original locations of Victoria College (the future UVic), school board offices and the Victoria Conservatory of Music. “Everything ties into a greater sense of community. It’s not just about the castle, it’s really about Victoria and our collective history,” said Elisabeth Hazell, man-

ager of operations and development. “This documentary, in particular, is a really excellent way for those who are interested in learning more about the city to do so.” Hazell did some of the voiceover work on the film and also acted in a couple of the reenactment scenes. She plays a Dunsmuir daughter in one scene, and a secretary during a scene set in the school board era of the castle. Dressed in costumes on loan from Langham Court Theatre, Hazell said it was a new and rewarding experience to be in the castle and dressed as those who lived there would have. “It’s very different from … walking around as an authority figure, to actually be in the space and be in costume.” As with Hazell’s experience, the documentary is intended to inspire viewers to see both the castle and Victoria as a whole in a new light and help them to tap into the stories and history of the area. “People say, ‘Oh well, in Europe they have real history, in Canada we don't really have history,’” Adair said. “It’s because we don’t know our history. To do this is a

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A camera crew cranes to the top of Craigdarroch Castle during the shooting of Victoria’s Castle, a new documentary exploring the history of the building and its relationship to the community. chance to really, for the first time for a lot of people, hear what was really going on 150 years ago.” Next up is reediting the film to multiple lengths for various purposes, such as online promos and

school screenings. The full-length movie is being screened Fridays at 7 p.m. at the castle, 1050 Joan Cr., until June 8 and likely beyond, if demand calls for it. news@goldstreamgazette.com


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Friday, May 25, 2012

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By DAVID MORGAN STAFF WRITER

ICC will be placing ads in newspapers, radio and running television spots this week asking people to bring in any old silver and gold coins made before 1968 and U.S. coins made before 1970. Those that bring in their coins will be able to speak with collectors one on one and have their coins looked at by a specialist. With the help of these ICC members, offers will be made to those that have coins made before 1968. Offers will be made based on silver or gold content and the rarity of the coins. All coins made before 1968 will be examined and purchased including gold coins, silver coins, silver dollars, all types of nickels and pennies. Those that decide to sell their coins will be paid on the spot. If you are like a lot of people you might have a few old coins or even a coffee can full lying around. If you have ever wondered what they are worth now might be your chance to find out and even sell them if you choose. They could be worth a lot according to the International Coin Collectors also known as ICC. Collectors will pay a fortune for some coins and currency for their collections. If it is rare enough, one coin could be worth over $100,000 according to Eric Helms, coin collector and ICC member. One ultra rare dime, an 1894S Barber, sold for a record $1.9 million to a collector in July of 2007. While that is an extreme example, many rare and valuable coins are stashed away in dresser drawers or lock boxes around the country. The ICC and its collector members have organized a traveling event in search of all types of coins and currency. Even common coins can be worth a significant amount due to the high price of silver and gold, says Helms. Washington quarters and Roosevelt dimes can be worth many times their face value. Recent silver markets have driven the price up on common coins made of silver. Helms explains that all U.S. half dollars, quarters and dimes made before 1970 contain 90% silver and are sought after any time silver prices rise. Right now it’s a sellers market he said. The rarest coins these collectors are looking for include $20, $10, $5 and $2 1/2 gold coins and any coin made before 1850. These coins always bring big premiums according to the ICC. Silver dollars are also very sought after nowadays. Other types of items the ICC will be purchasing during this event include U.S. currency, gold bullion, investment gold, silver bars, silver rounds, proof sets, etc. Even foreign coins are sought after and will be purchased.

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Rest with TRex Audiences may die laughing Experience your own night at the museum this weekend. The Royal B.C. Museum has planned a weekend packed with fun for dinosaur fans. On Friday, May 25 travel back in time on an overnight adventure that you’ll never forget. After everyone has gone home and the museum has closed its doors for the night, families are invited to enter the Dinosaurs exhibition for an exciting night of discovery during A Night at the Museum Family Sleepover. A pancake breakfast, late-night flashlight tours, games, stories, activities and early morning dino-yoga are all included in the adventure. The sleepover runs from 6:30 p.m. to 9 a.m. The cost is $75 per person. There is a 10 per cent discount for members. Age 6 and up. On Sunday, May 27, join preeminent dinosaur scientist, Philip Currie, as he highlights recent advances in our understanding of how dinosaurs looked, moved, behaved and died. Find out how scientists are developing new technologies and ideas that continue to transform paleontology. Currie is a Canada Research Chair at the University of Alberta in the Department of Biological Sciences, Adjunct Professor at the University of Calgary, and former Curator of Dinosaurs at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology. The presentation runs from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the IMAX Theatre at the museum. The cost is $15. There is a 10 per cent discount for members. Age 12 and up. For more information about the Royal BC Museum, visit www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca or call 1-888-447-7977. llavin@vicnews.com

St. Luke’s Players changes gear for its final production of the season. The troupe moves from the recent thriller I’ll Be Back Before Midnight, to a light-hearted farce Murdered to Death, directed by Neville Owen. The hilarious spoof of Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple Submitted photo and Blake Edwards’ Inspector Clouseau Matt Cowlrick (Pierre Marceau), Steve twists and turns with Eastman (Bunting) and Pearl Arden (Joan side-splitting antics Maple) in a scene from Murdered to Death. and ever-increasing merriment and conning performances on May 25, 26, fusion, with an assembled cast of 30, 31 and June 1, 2 at 8 p.m., with characters guaranteed to delight 2 p.m. matinees on May 26, 27, June audiences. 2 and 3. The play introduces the inept Tickets for St Luke’s Players’ proand bungling Inspector Pratt, who duction of Murdered to Death are on battles against the odds to solve sale at Ivy’s Book Shop, 2188 Oak the murder of the house’s owner. Bay Ave.; Petals Plus Florist, 3749 But will the murderer be unmasked Shelbourne St.; Russell Books, 734 before everyone else has met their Fort St.; and at the door. Adults $15, doom, or will the audience die Seniors/Students $13. laughing first? For more information call 250-884The play opened on May 23 at 8 5484 or go to www.stlukesplayers. p.m. at St Luke’s Hall, 3821 Cedar org. Hill X Rd., and continues for evellavin@vicnews.com

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Motorcyclists may want to check the decals on the back of their helmets and the placement of their passenger’s feet if they want to avoid hefty fines. Starting June 1, motorcyclists can face up to hundreds of dollars in fines if caught on the road without helmets that meet the province’s new safety requirements, and feet that hit the bike’s floor boards. Only helmets complying under the standards of the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), Snell Memorial Foundation 2005 or 2010, or United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) will be considered legal. Proper certification labels on helmets will be required. Novelty helmets, known as skid lids, skull caps, or beanies, which were previously legal, don’t provide any actual protection, said Oak Bay’s Acting Sgt. Angus Wagnell. The helmets required under the new regulation have “a rigid head covering with a strong, stiff

outer shell and a crushable liner.” The stiff shell protects the head by distributing impact throughout the surface of the helmet, while the crushable liner absorbs energy of the impact. It’s a “no-brainer” to have safety improved equipment, said Insp. Ray Fast, head of the Island District Traffic Services. “Even if it just saves one life or saves one person from a serious injury, I think that’s a significant achievement because at the end of the day that’s what we’d like to see,” Fast said. As well, motorcycle drivers and passengers are required to keep their feet on the bike’s foot pegs or floorboards. Children who cannot reach the foot rests will no longer be able to ride as passengers. If a passenger is not tall enough to reach the floorboard, it probably isn’t safe for them to be on the bike, Wagnell said. “Part of it is for child safety,” he said. “The other part is to try and prevent stunt driving.” Motorcyclists found violating seat requirements, such as allowing passengers under the age of 16 to be unlawfully seated, will face up to $121 in fines or could have their bike impounded if found to be stunting. All helmet related offences will cost bikers up to $138. If a motorcyclist refuses to give their helmet to an officer when asked, a $276 fine will be issued. For more details, see www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/osmv. reporter@vicnews.com

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UVic students aim to improve eco-car In a windowless cement bunker of a building on the north end of the University of Victoria campus, Stefan Kaban boots up a computer. On one of two screens is a computer-generated split image of a car travelling along a landscape. With a steering wheel attached to the computer table, a set of pedals on the floor and a stickshift at hand, the first question is: how do we rack up points in this game? “This is not a game,” says Kaban, a mechanical engineering grad student. “This is software.” It’s the first year of the design competition for EcoCar2, the three-year competition sponsored by the North American auto industry that aims to flush out talented, young, potential auto designers. It’s the second entry from UVic in the competition – the first team finished up in early 2011. For that project, the transmission was modified on a 2009 Saturn Vue hybrid. Except for Kaban, all those team members have graduated from UVic. Nine of them are working in the automotive industry. Under the supervision of engineering chair, Zuomin Dong, this time around Kaban is leading a team of 20 volunteer undergraduates in re-jigging a 2013 Chevy Malibu donated by General Motors Canada. The overall mandate of the competition, which attracts teams from 16 universities across North America, is simple: how do you reduce the energy impact of a vehicle? Being a group of young men, UVic’s team focus is on increasing power in the hybrid Malibu. “Part of our challenge is that there are a lot of things you can do to design a car that uses very little fuel, but people have come to expect some comforts – features that if you took them away, would make it less attractive to sell,” Kaban says. Today’s hybrids are designed purely to reduce fuel consumption, he adds. The range for hybrid batteries is from 60 to 150 kilometres between charges. The UVic team intends to increase that to 350 km using two electric motors – one in the rear of the car and one in the front – and bigger batteries. That is challenging in a car already designed for maximum use of space. Kaban and the team were keen to present the design they’ve been working on for the past eight months in the preliminary competition this week in Los Angeles. The plans are only on paper at the moment – physical changes to the Malibu will start this summer after considering judges’ recommendations. Kaban also notes there are other reasons for taking part in the test. “These (sponsors) are also the people that will give you a job. You want to show them you’re capable of doing this work.” To learn more about the EcoCar2 project go to ecocar2.uvic.ca. editor@oakbaynews.com

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Lambrick Park undefeated streak ends in city final Travis Paterson News staff

It’s a bittersweet finale for the Oak Bay Bays soccer team, but the girls will take it. The Bays won the Ryan Cup as city champions with a 3-0 win over the Lambrick Park Lions on Tuesday. Scoring for Oak Bay were Megan Kivvel, Sanja Dodos and Shannon Bennett. The win ends a tough run for Oak Bay, which lost the bronze medal game to Belmont, 2-1, at the AAA Island championships in Campbell River last week. The loss kept the Bays out of the upcoming AAA provincial finals, May 29 to June 2 at Fleetwood Park in Surrey. Yet here in town, the Bays have earned a second Ryan Cup trophy in as many years, including a semifinal defeat of the reigning AAA provincial champions Claremont Spartans. The Bays also gave Lambrick its first loss of the season. “It’s our second trophy in a row so we’re happy with that but we’d like to have represented the city at provincials,” said Bays captain Elise Butler. The Grade 11 student is the backbone of the Bays defence, and was part of the Bays 2011 Ryan Cup win over the Glenlyon Norfolk Gryphons as a Grade 10 student. As one of the premier soccer players in her age group, Butler played with the Gorge FC premier women this winter season and is currently with the Peninsula Co-op wom-

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Oak Bay players celebrate after their first goal as Lambrick Park’s Marisa London, No. 2, reacts during the 2012 Ryan Cup at UVic on Tuesday (May 22). Oak Bay won 3-0, but Lambrick will carry on in the AA provincials. The Ryan Cup was Oak Bay’s last game, having been eliminated from the provincial playoffs by Belmont in the AAA Island playoffs. en’s prospects team in the Pacific Coast Soccer League. One of Lambrick’s better scoring chances, a blast from Emma Entzminger, never made it to the net. It careened off Butler’s head instead. “We contained (Lambrick) well and shut down their offence,” Butler said. She also admitted Maddie Secco’s absence hurt the team, especially in the Island tournament. Secco, a Grade 12 player, couldn’t play due to commitments with Canada’s senior national women’s team. “Maddie’s our top scorer and a difference maker, but we came together today anyways,” Butler said. Coaching Lambrick Park is Melissa Orton, a 2009 grad who came to the team three weeks ago with fellow grad Lauren Goodmanson.

Orton and Goodmanson took over from teacher-coach Chris Lubinich, who stepped back as part of Saanich teacher’s protest to Bill 22. When Goodmanson, whose sister Sheridan is a Grade 12 player with the Lions, skipped town with the travel bug, Orton was left holding the clipboard on her own. “We were a little short on the bench, missing one player and dealing with an injury, but we just never clicked (in the Ryan Cup),” Orton said. “We’ve had it good this season but Oak Bay wanted it more (Tuesday). It’s good though, it prepares us for the higher-calibre teams we’ll face at provincials.” The AA girls soccer provincials are May 31 to June 2 in Kamloops. sports@vicnews.com

The results are in from the 2012 Rink of Dreams hockey marathon game for charity played at Bear Mountain Arena on March 23 and 24. A little over $84,000 was raised from participating hockey players, sponsors and other donors, and will go to the Island-based Help Fill a Dream Foundation. The event actually raised $42,000, which was matched by the Macquarie Foundation. It’s the second year of the event, which raised $104,000 last year, for a total of $188,000. Next year’s 24-hour Rink of Dreams charity game is scheduled for March 23 to 24.

Spartans draw stiff test against Barbarians in rugby playoffs High school rugby playoffs start Saturday Travis Paterson News staff

The Claremont Spartans will take the good over the bad from being ranked 15th going into the AAA high school boys provincial rugby championships. The first-round draw is a convenient one geographically, as the Spartans will play Saturday morning at Brentwood College. But facing the Oak Bay Barbarians, ranked second in B.C., is the challenge. “I guess we’ll take facing (No. 2) Oak Bay over (No. 1) Shawnigan,” said Phil Ohl. The Claremont teacher can’t help but watch from an arm’s length, in support of Saanich teachers having agreed to scale back extracurricular volunteer work to protest Bill 22. Ohl has reconstructed the Spartans senior boys rugby program in recent years, including organizing the Spartan Scrumfest, which has become the Island’s biggest annual high

school rugby tournament. Among the many parents and community coaches who’ve stepped up across the province is Nelson Lah with the Spartans. Raised on a South Pacific style of game in Singapore, Lah, whose son Nolen is a Grade 11 player with the Spartans, said he couldn’t stand by and let anything jeopardize the time already committed to the team. “Last year the junior team (made up of Grade 10s) won the city championship including beating (Oak Bay’s junior team) twice,” Lah said. The Spartans have strengthened their squad by facing top clubs Shawnigan Lake, Brentwood College, Cowichan secondary, Oak Bay High and St. Michaels University School, even if most losses were one sided. It showed in the final game of the school league’s regular season, said Lah, with a huge 20-19 win over the Reynolds Rogues, netting the Spartans a berth in the provincials. In their previous meeting, the Barbarians defeated the Spartans 38-0.

“We’re not looking past (Claremont) at all, it’s one game at a time for us,” said Barbarians coach Murray Allen. “Claremont are one of the bright lights this year, growing tremendously in the Tier 1 division with St. Michaels, (Oak Bay) and Glenlyon Norfolk School.”

Kicking off at 11 a.m. at Brentwood on Saturday are AAA teams Oak Bay versus Claremont, and AA teams Glenlyon (No. 4 seed) versus Ladysmith (No. 12), followed by another AA matchup, Esquimalt (No. 15) versus Brentwood College (No. 2) at 12:30 p.m.

Howard Russell Cup

Senior provincial wrap

Kimia Hamidi led the Oak Bay Barbarians to a 25-22 win over St. Michaels in the city’s AAA final, the Howard Russell Cup, last week. Hamidi kicked two of three try conversions and two penalties, including the winning kick in the final minutes of the game. “St. Michaels was much improved from the Boot Game and we expect a similar improvement from Claremont on Saturday,” Allen said.

The Velox Valkyries recently won the provincial championship trophy for premier women’s rugby, the Gordon Harris Memorial Cup, defeating Burnaby Lake 20-14. Velox’s win was one of four B.C. Rugby Union finals played at Klahanie Park in North Vancouver on May 12. Capilano upset first-place James Bay in the premier men’s Rounsefell Cup final, 22-21, while the Castaway Wanderers edged Meraloma 24-16 in the men’s Ceili’s Cup league (Div. 1) final. Kamloops Raiders beat the Velox Valhallians 38-29 in the men’s Provincewide Third Division final. sports@vicnews.com

Colonel Hodgkins Cup The Glenlyon Norfolk School Gryphons won its third consecutive AA city championship over the Esquimalt Dockers.


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250-208-8535 WOODCHUCK: Neglected garden? Spring clean-ups, hedges, power raking, aerating, weed/moss stump, blackberry & ivy removal. 24yrs exp. WCB.

ALL TYPES of fencing, repairs. Reliable, on-time. Free estimates. Call 250-888-8637. DECKS/FENCES, licensed & insured. Call Fred (250)5145280. thelangfordman.com QUALITY CEDAR fencing, decks and installation, pressure washing. For better prices & quotes call Westcoast Fencing. 250-588-5920.

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250-889-5794. DIAMOND DAVE Gutter Cleaning. Thorough Job at a Fair Price! Repairs, gutter guard, power/window washing, roof de-moss. Free no obligation estimates.

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ARE YOU in need of a professional, qualified, residential or commercial gardener? www. glenwood gardenworks.com

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GOLDSTREAM NEWS GAZETTE - Friday, May 25, 2012

This Weekend’s

Select your home. Select your mortgage. Oak Bay 250-370-7601 Victoria 250-483-1360 Westshore 250-391-2933 Sidney 250-655-0632 Chatterton Way 250-479-0688 www.vericoselect.com

1601-751 Fairfield, $509,999 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd May Liu 250 477-7291

pg. 17

443 Kipling, $709,000 Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Mark McDougall 250 888-8588

pg. 15

404-104 Dallas Rd, $419,900 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Susan Carley, 250-213-3980

pg. 17

5-710 Linden

OPENHOUSES Find more details on the Open Houses below in the 2112 Pentland, $950,000

13-1182 Colville, $424,900

4953 Highgate Rd, $1,079,000

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye, 250-384-8124

Saturday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Eli Mavrikos 250 896-3859

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Lu Ann Fraser, 250-384-8124

pg. 41

8993 Marshall, $799,900

203-1400 Newport, $179,500

Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty May Hamilton, 250-477-5353

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Morgan Baker, 250-361-6520

pg. 25

C-353 Linden, $369,900

302-1270 Beach Dr., $437,500

Sunday 1-3 Newport Realty David Harvey, 250-385-2033

Saturday 1-3 Boorman’s Real Estate Michael Boorman 250-595-1535

pg. 15

3093 Washington, $729,000

2184 Windsor Rd, $652,900

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Robert Buckle 250 385-2033

Saturday 10-12 Address Realty Ltd. Mike Chubey, 250-391-1893

Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jeff Bishop, 250-474-6003

pg. 15

Sunday 2-4 MacDonald Realty Lorraine Stundon 250 812-0642

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Philip Illingworth, 250-477-7291 pg. 15 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes David Scotney, 250-384-8124 pg. 6

pg. 15

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Jonesco Real Estate Wayne Garner 250 881-8111 pg. 10

401-1040 Southgate $334,900 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Tracy Fozzard 250 744-3301

pg. 34

204-137 Bushby, $339,000 Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Cheryl Bejcar 250 592-4422

203-1061 Fort St, $219,000 Saturday 1-3 Newport Realty Patricia Parkins, 250-385-2033

pg. 14

pg. 12

pg. 5

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Peter Crichton, 250-889-4000

pg. 15

pg. 15

pg. 11

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pg. 14

pg. 3

pg. 9

pg. 6

pg. 36

pg. 1

pg. 34

pg. 6

2008 Frederick Norris Pl, $719,000 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Jason Binab, 250-744-3301

pg. 19

402-288 Eltham, $419,000 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Plank 250 360-6106

Friday 10-12 Fair Realty Ryan Bicknell 250 480-3000

pg. 18

27 Cahilty Lane, $469,900 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Mike McCulloch, 250-384-7663

pg. 18

44 Demos, $405,000 Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Doug Poruchny 250-474-4800

pg. 19

pg. 19

pg. 19

Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Brett Jones, 250-385-2033

pg. 18

516 Comerford, $539,900 pg. 20

852 Caroline, $542,500 pg. 19

pg. 2

1073 Oliver, $814,000 pg. 7

Sunday 2-4 JonesCo Real Estate Inc. Ian Heath 250-655-7653

Saturday 2-4 Fair Realty Ray Kong, 250-590-7011

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Fred Hiigli 250 385-2033

485 Constance Ave, $699,900 pg. 3

Sunday 11-1 Address Realty Ltd. Mike Chubey, 250-391-1893

304-4535 Viewmont, $234,900 Saturday 2-4 One Percent Realty Valentino, 250-686-2242

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Rick Turcotte, 250-744-3301 pg. 34

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Stuart Price, 250-479-3333

Saturday 2:30-4 One Percent Realty Guy Effler 250 812-4910

pg. 21

pg. 43

pg. 20

101-1110 Willow St, $419,900

Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Noah Dobson 250 385-2033

pg. 22

203-5350 Sayward Hill, $649,000 Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Dorothee Friese, 250-477-7291

pg. 8

Sunday 1-3 Newport Realty Marie Blender, 250-385-2033

217-3277 Quadra St, $229,900

pg. 5

pg. 22

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes David Scotney, 250-384-8124

pg. 6

526 Carnation Pl, $249,900 Sunday 2-4 Address Realty Ltd. Patrick Achtzner, 250-391-1893 Sunday 2:30-4:30 Newport Realty Fred Hiigli 250 385-2033

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Bruce Hatter, 250-744-3301

pg. 5461708

pg. 22

Thursday-Monday 3-5 Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters, 250-655-0608

778 Patrick, $769,900

Sunday 1-3 Century 21 Queenswood Ruth Stark 250 477-1100

Sunday 1:30-3:30 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Morley Bryant, 250-477-5353

pg. 12

pg. 22

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Bruce McCulloch, 250-479-3333

pg. 24

311-10461 Resthaven, $389,000 pg. 21

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Rene Blais 250 655-0608

pg. 19

3437 Maplewood, $529,900

4030/4040 Borden St, $239,900

10917 Boas Rd

Saturday 2-4 JonesCo Real Estate Inc. Ian Heath 250-655-7653

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Cathy Duncan & Associates 250 658-0967

Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Dean Innes 250 477-5353

pg. 3

pg. 23

2052 Piercy Ave, $459,900

pg. 43

309-1618 North Dairy, $354,000

pg. 23

7161 West Saanich Rd, $389,900

774 Patrick, $759,000 Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Eamon Coll 250 479-3333

pg. 23

pg. 14

pg. 12 Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Roxanne Brass, 250-744-3301

pg. 34

4058 Willowbrook, $519,900 pg. 22

3675 Ophir St, $480,000 Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Mike Lock, 250-384-8124

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Lorraine Williams, 250-216-3317

Saturday 2-4 Address Realty Ltd. Mike Chubey, 250-391-1893

302-976 Inverness, $289,000

3236 Cedar Hill

68 Regina, $399,900

4823 Prospect Lake Rd, $1,165,000

Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Goran Tambic, 250-384-7663 Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Eamon Coll 250 479-3333

pg. 23

5709 Wallace pg. 14

1170 Sunnygrove, $749,000

217-1680 Poplar Ave, $239,900

pg. 37

3795 Burnside, $614,900 Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Pat Meadows, 250-592-4422

pg. 35

pg. 36

4017 South Valley, $724,900 Sunday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Dean Innes 250 477-5353

pg. 5

pg. 41

618 Baxter, $499,900 Saturday 1-3 Victoria Classic Realty Shaun Lees 250 386-1997

Tuesday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Karen Jensen, 250-744-3301

Saturday 2-3 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

2879 Inez, $579,000 Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Judy Campbell 250 744-3301

1646 Longacre Dr, $585,000

820 Kincaid Pl., $618,500

pg. 14

pg. 36

2348 Manhattan, $744,800

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Marsha Crawford 250 889-8200

1-733 Sea Terr, $455,900

pg. 15

754 Humboldt, $198,900

Friday, Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Nicole Burgess 250 384-8124

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Ross Casey 250 384-8124

5202-2829 Arbutus, $509,000

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Alliance David Rusen, 250-386-8875

303 Bessborough Saturday 11-1 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Donna Gabel, 250-477-5353

Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Chris Markham 250 477-1100

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Robert Nemish, 250-744-3301 pg. 19

pg. 21

27-4525 Wilkinson, $414,000

1219 Pearce, $574,900

4039 Hopesmore, $769,000

599 St Patrick, $919,900

Daily Noon-5 exc Fridays Concert Properties 250 383-3722

pg. 36

pg. 12

205-848 Esquimalt, $184,900

pg. 14

1654 Hollywood, $895,000 Sunday 1:00-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Doug Poruchny 250-474-4800

Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Tracy Fozzard 250 744-3301

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Kent Deans, 250-686-4141

pg. 20

941 Eagle Rock, $567,890

743 Chesterlea, $550,000

2527 Nottingham, $969,000 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Evelyn Brust, 250-889-0510

pg. 14

22-1525 Coopers Rd, $115,000 Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Kent Deans, 250-686-4141

pg. 22

304-1505 Church Rd, $205,000

Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Jim Russell 250 592-4422

934 Craigflower, $399,000

pg. 6

1450 Westall Ave, $555,000

Saturday 1-3 Fair Realty Jinwoo Jeong, 250-885-5114

pg. 41

Saturday 11-1 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Rick Couvelier, 250-477-7291

pg. 44

8-5156 Cordova Bay, $399,000

2388 Alpine Cres, $609,000

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Judy Campbell 250 744-3301

Saturday 12:30-2 Re/Max Alliance Ron Neal 250 386-8181

pg. 14

1408 Ireland Crt, $679,000 pg. 10

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Corie Meyer 250 384-8124

111-909 Pembroke, $219,900 Sunday 2-4 Boorman’s Rod Hay, 250-595-1535

Sunday 1:30-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Rob Vandoremalen, 250-477-5353

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Peter Gray, 250-744-3301

210-2757 Quadra St Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Bruce McCulloch, 250-479-3333

pg. 41

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Alliance Jim Parsons, 250-386-8875

23-1525 Coopers Rd, $89,900 Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Kent Deans, 250-686-4141

301-380 Waterfront, $529,900 Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Gary Bazuik, 250-477-5353

733A Humboldt

Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Brad Gregory 250 744-3301

705 Luscombe, $416,500

2323 Evelyn, $658,800 Saturday 1-4 Sutton West Coast Mikko Ikonen 250 479-3333

14-60 Dallas Rd., $584,000 Saturday 1-4 RE/MAX Camosun Fran Jeffs, 250-744-3301

1323 McNair, $499,999

Daily noon - 5 pm (exc Fri) Fair Realty Ryan Bicknell 250 480-3000

pg. 8

3-828 Rupert Terrace

2968 Cedar Hill, $399,900

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Gunnar Stephenson, 250-884-0933

pg. 18

pg. 21

4379 Elnido, $658,500

808 Hutchinson Ave, $589,900

402-103 Gorge Rd E, $539,000

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Murray Lawson 250 385-9814

pg. 20

205-1083 Tillicum

pg. 14

301-1715 Richmond Ave, $249,000

Sunday 2-4 JonesCo Real Estate Inc. Ian Heath 250-655-7653

304-1121 Oscar St, 369,900

Sunday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Fran Jeffs, 250-744-3301

Daily noon - 5 pm (exc Fri) Fair Realty Ryan Bicknell 250 480-3000

Sunday 1-3 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Claire Yoo, 250-477-1100

401-1146 View St. Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Karen Scott, 250 744-3301

Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Mike Van Nerum, 250-477-1100

733A Humboldt

706-160 Wilson, $450,000 Saturday 12-2 Holmes Realty Magdalin Heron 250 656-0911

Sunday 12-2 Newport Realty Fred Hiigli 250 385-2033

103-3610 Richmond, $394,900

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Rick Shumka 250 384-8124

1370 Craigflower

6-1246 Fairfield, $335,000 pg. 8

1536 Winchester, $709,000

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Maggie Thompson, 250-889-5955

1023 Decosta Place, $719,000

2353 Windsor, $799,000

1901 Davie Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Jim McCaw Fair Realty 250 888 7088

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Geoff Field 250 477-7291

pg. 8

pg. 6

3-5187 Cordova Bay, $609,000

Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Camela Slack, 250-661-4088

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Judy Campbell 250 744-3301

pg. 18

Saturday 2-4 Boorman’s Rod Hay, 250-595-1535

1147 Jolivet Cres, $825,000

1366 Craigflower

pg. 17

pg. 20

Saturday 1-3 Century 21 Queenswood Ruth Stark 250 477-1100

14-909 Admirals, $374,900 pg. 14

110-1505 Church Ave, $227,900

306-520 Foster, $239,000

2213 Windsor, $869,000

210-1061 Fort, $189,900 Saturday 1-3 Newport Realty Bruce Gibson 250 385-2033

pg. 18

pg. 32

670 Linkleas, $1,499,000

1050 Pentrelew, $698,000 Saturday 12:30-2:30 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Mara 250 384-8124

pg. 18

2625 Orchard Ave, $734,900

405-1035 Southgate pg. 6

edition of

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Lynne Sager 250 744-3301

2-1020 Queens, $299,000 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes David Scotney, 250-384-8124

May 24-30

1733 Texada, $1,350,000

3166 Somerset, $517,900

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Garreth Jones, 250-744-3301

Check the page number below in Real Estate Victoria or visit www.revweekly.com

Published Every Thursday

pg. 9

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NEWS GAZETTE

This Weekend’s

The Great Quidam™ Character Hunt

OPENHOUSES Published Every Thursday

Check the page number below in Real Estate Victoria or visit www.revweekly.com

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the

TARGET

May 24-30

edition of

10935 Marti Lane, $1,395,000

7109 E Saanich Rd, $575,000

3250 Walfred Pl, $454,000

2140 Players Dr, $699,900

3084 Langford Lake Rd, $437,900

2664 Pinnacle, $409,900

Saturday 1-3 MacDonald Realty Ltd Leslee Farrell 250 388-5882

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Sue Daniels-Ferrie, 250-384-8124

Sunday 2-4 Address Realty Ltd. Adam Hales, 250-391-1893

Sunday 2-4 Sotheby’s International Don St. Germain, 250-744-7136

Sunday 11-1 Sotheby’s International Realty Canada Don St. Germain, 250-744-7136

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Alliance Ron Neal 250 386-8181

593 Latoria, $295,000

1043 Whitney, $384,900-$464,900

3888C Duke, $699,000

pg. 30

301-6880 Wallace, $560,000 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Rick Couvelier, 250-477-7291

892 Paconla, $599,000 pg. 10

7161 West Saanich Thursday - Monday 3-5 Gordon Hulme Realty Don King 250 656-4626

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Greg Long, 250-384-8124

Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Gordon Lee 250-385-2033

pg. 25

Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty David Stevens, 250 477-5353 PG. 473266

pg. 25

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Frances Wade, 250-656-0131

pg. 32

pg. 25

10314 Gabriola Pl Saturday 2:30-4 & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Shelna Atkinson, 250-384-8124

pg. 30

103 Valiant, $504,900 Saturday 12:30-2 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown 250 380-6683

662 Goldstream Ave., $254,900

619 Glacier Ridge, $445,000

pg. 11

507 Outlook Pl, $759,000 Saturday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Jim Fields, 250-384-8124

pg. 27

pg. 28

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Lorraine Williams, 250-216-3317

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Adrien Bachand, 250-384-8124

pg. 5

Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Rick Turcotte, 250-744-3301

970 Haslam, $509,900

513 Caleb Pike Rd, $635,000 pg. 28

608 Fairway Ave, $281,900

pg. 35

304-611 Brookside, $189,000

2280 Aldeane, $549,900 pg. 8

Saturday 2:30-4 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown 250 380-6683

pg. 5

Saturday 12:30-2 SmartMove Real Estate Blair Veenstra, 250-380-6683

Saturday 2-4 Century 21 South Island Realty Peggy O’Connor, 250-213-2492

pg. 27

pg. 33

549 Delora Dr, $579,000

2324 Hoylake Cres, $404,000

686 Hoylake, $399,000

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Kroppmann Realty Hans Hegen, 250-858-0424

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Brad Maclaren, 250-727-5448

Saturday 12-1:30 One Percent Realty Guy Effler 250 812-4910

pg. 26

pg. 28

pg. 26

pg. 29

10953 West Coast, $599,000 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Diana Winger 250-999-3683

pg. 34

pg. 28

7053 Maple Park, $409,000 pg. 26

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Doreen Halstenson, 250 744-3301

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Daniela Novosadova 250 727-8567

pg. 28

pg. 41

1077 Lisa Close, Shawnigan Lake

123-945 Bear Mountain, $510,000

Saturday 2-4 Address Realty Ltd. Patrick Achtzner, 250-391-1893 Daily 12-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Mike Hartshorne 250 889-4445

pg. 32

4109 Bridlewood, $594,500

Saturday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Lynn MacDonald 250 479-3333

3019 Dornier, $259,900 pg. 28

Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Tammi Dimock 250 642-6361

1094 Jenkins Ave, $399,900

3050 Leroy Pl, $469,900 pg. 26

Sunday 12-1:30 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Gregg Mah 250 384-8124

6469 Golledge, $389,900

973 Tayberry, $409,900 Saturday & Sunday 1-2:30 Re/Max Camosun Don Burnham, 250-516-1510

Tues to Fri 1-3 & Sat & Sun 12-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Pat Guiney 250 391-6400

2710A Phillips, $585,000 pg. 12

Sunday 1:30-3:30 Pemberton Holmes Cheryl Ashby, 250-478-9141

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes David Hale, 250-812-7277

Daily 1:30-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Jennifer Scheck, 250-477-1100

pg. 10

pg. 28

4227 Wilkinson, $449,900

2850 Aldwynd pg. 34

Sunday 12-2 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Jordan Thome 250 477-5353

201-2829 Peatt Rd, $224,900 pg. 25

Daily 12-4 Pemberton Holmes Greg Long, 250-384-8124

pg. 26

579 Tena

Saturday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Diego Lauricella, 250-479-3333

Saturday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Lynn MacDonald 250 479-3333

419-866 Goldstream, $279,000

608 Fairway Ave, $264,900 Daily 1:30-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Jennifer Scheck, 250-477-1100

pg. 28

pg. 35

1351 Le Burel, $429,900 Sunday 2-4 Kroppmann Realty Dale Kroppmanns 250-478-0808

pg. 5

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Bill Carnegie 250 474-6003

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Camela Slack, 250-661-4088

Daily 1-4 Kahl Realty Jason Kahl 250-391-8484

3072 Mallard, $599,000 Saturday 3-4 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes David Scotney, 250-384-8124

2455 Prospector, $679,000

101-908 Brock Ave, $279,000

6471 Bella Vista, $849,000 Saturday 1-2 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Donna Gabel, 250-477-5353

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Jim Bailey, 250-592-4422

pg. 28

pg. 44

335 Chapel Heights, $925,000 pg. 33

606B Atkins, $399,900

2433 Prospector Way, $629,000

pg. 24

20-630 Brookside Rd, $545,000

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Roy Coburn 250-478-9600

pg. 27

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes David Scotney, 250-384-8124

pg. 25

333-2245 James White Blvd Saturday 11:30-1:30 Re/Max Camosun Peter Gray, 250-744-3301

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Shirley Zailo 250-478-4828

3463 Yorkshire Pl., $499,900

6820 East Saanich, $498,000 Sunday 2:30-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Gregg Mah 250 384-8124

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Re/Max Camosun Keith Ferguson 250 744-3301

2817 Lake End, $1,129,900 62-2070 Amelia Ave, $219,000

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Re/Max Camosun Garreth Jones, 250-999-9822

613 Amble Pl, $499,900 5308 Rocky Pt Rd, $599,000

2126 Curteis, $549,900 Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty May Hamilton, 250-477-5353

pg. 12

pg. 34

8650 Richland, $998,000

7951 Larkvale Saturday 2-4 Holmes Realty Ltd James Bridge 250 656-0911

pg. 25

Sunday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Amanda Orr, 250 474-4800

pg. 10

pg. 31

2558 Selwyn Rd., $479,000 pg. 26

Saturday 12-2 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Doug Poruchny 250-474-4800

pg. 28

2115 Ida Ave, $549,900

2957 Robalee Pl, $384,900 pg. 43

Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Gary Bazuik, 250-477-5353

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Goran Tambic, 250-384-7663

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GOLDSTREAM NEWS GAZETTE - Friday, May 25, 2012

Philanthropy

Belmont Secondary School Vital Youth representatives from left to right: Kati Waters, Laura Anthony, Emily Seeley and Josie Thompson. Belmont grant recipients from left to right: Braude (full name) and David Hosking of the Disability Resource Centre, Kari Marks from Wild ARC (back row) and Alan Rycroft from Cool Aid. Victoria Foundation Board Chair Deirdre Roberts is second from the right.

The Victoria Foundation & Black Press Working Together – how philanthropy shapes our community

From left to right: Reynolds Secondary School Vital Youth representatives Kate Worthy, Sara McKinnon, Leah Baade, former Vital Youth Program Coordinator for the Victoria Foundation, students Katie Gamble, Tessa Fryer, Erinne Paisley. Front, left to right, Victoria Foundation Board Chair Deirdre Roberts and Faye Cawsey of Recreation Integration Victoria

Philanthropy a vital lesson for high school students in Vital Youth program

Grant Allocations

Representatives of the Victoria Foundation’s Vital Youth program presented a total of $17,684 in grants to 18 local charities earlier this month at a year-end awards night at the Canadian College of Performing Arts. The Vital Youth program provides students at seven schools (Belmont Secondary School, Frances Kelsey Secondary School, Oak Bay High School, Reynolds Secondary School, St. Michaels University School, Stelly’s Secondary School, Victoria High School) with hands-on experience in philanthropy and community development. “We really got to see the essence of philanthropy,” said Erinne Paisley, a Grade 9 student at Reynolds Secondary School who delivered her team’s presentation speech. “We all feel privileged to be part of the Vital Youth program and know that we will all continue in

our own ways to be philanthropists our entire lives.” Students participate through a leadership class or a youth advisory committee. Each project team is allotted $500 for their school’s endowment fund and $2,500 annually to distribute to federally registered charities on southern Vancouver Island, after using the Victoria’s Vital Signs® report to research community needs. Students research potential charities, conducting interviews and on-site visits. Each participant provides input and the team as a whole decides how to allocate the grant funds. “The size of the Vital Youth grants is relatively small but the impact of the program is unquestionably large,” said Victoria Foundation Board Chair Deirdre Roberts. “Students gain analytical skills and an appreciation

Belmont Secondary School Victoria Cool Aid Society – Downtown Activity Centre, Every Step Counts ......$625 Victoria Disability Resource Society ........................................................$1,250 Wild ARC ..................................................................................................$625 Frances Kelsey Secondary School KidSport Canada – Cowichan Branch .........................................................$200 Cowichan Search & Rescue Society ...........................................................$450 Canadian Mental Health Assoc. Cowichan Valley Branch for Bike Works .......$650 Cowichan Historical Society .......................................................................$600 Cowichan Women Against Violence Society for Somenos House ..................$600 Oak Bay High School PEERS Victoria Resource Society ............................................................$2,500 Reynolds High School Victoria Integration Society .....................................................................$2,500

of community leadership that we hope will encourage them to support their community throughout their lives.” The Vital Youth program is supported by the following fund-holders at the Victoria Foundation: • Honourary Governors’ Millennium Fund (including personal contributions from a number of the Victoria Foundation’s Honourary Governors); • Saanich Peninsula Foundation Fund • Victoria Foundation Vital Youth Program Fund (including contributions from various donors). For more information about the Vital Youth program and other work of the Victoria Foundation, see www.victoriafoundation.bc.ca

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Arts & Culture Belonging & Leadership Economy Environment Getting Started Health & Wellness Housing Learning Safety Standard of Living Transportation

St. Michaels University School Extreme Outreach Society ......................................................................$1,000 PEERS Victoria Resource Society ...............................................................$884 Anawim Companion Society .......................................................................$750 Stelly’s High School Victoria Riding for the Disabled ..............................................................$1,000 Creating Homefulness Society ................................................................$1,000 Peninsula Streams Society ........................................................................$500 Victoria High School Threshold Housing Society for Mitchell and Holly Houses ............................$625 Fernwood Community Association ..............................................................$625 Garry Oak Ecosystem Recovery Team.........................................................$625 Victoria Cool Aid Pandora Youth Housing Youth Support .......................... $625

Enjoy the creativity of choice. Donors can follow their hearts and think creatively when working with the Victoria Foundation. We offer an amazing range of funds and causes you may support – including any registered charity in Canada. We also offer many options for making your gift – now or through your estate plan.

Learn more at www.victoriafoundation.bc.ca or call 250 381-5532

Photo: Paul Destrooper, Artistic Director of Ballet Victoria – a recipient of grants from the Victoria Foundation. Tickets are now on sale for A Midsummer Nights Dream & other works, May 26 – June 1


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I’m married to Bob Coulombe, a carpenter, who enjoys playing the guitar. We have three children involved in curling, lacrosse, dance and golf. We love living in the Langford area. Our favorite family activity is go to the beach with a fully packed picnic or go on a bike ride. I love to listen to Jazz ANGIE a great night out is to visit my CHANDLER and favorite Jazz Bar and sip fine wine. I love to golf, esp. with my husband. As a couple, we love to take small getaways to Spa Resorts with nearby golfing and great restaurants.

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“In finding your place in Canada, as its newest citizens, you can claim the common collective history of all Canadians who have come before you,” Greenwood told the candidates. He came to Canada from England as a child. Selena Chen, 10, who moved to Canada from the U.S. when she was two, said her new citizenship “feels good.” “It’s important, because we’ve been living here for quite a long time, and we’ve been waiting to become citizens of Canada,” said the Saanich resident, a Grade 5 student at Torquay elementary. Her mother and father, who hail from China, also became Canadian citizens. Miles Packham, 9, decided to wear his Cub Scout uniform to mark the occasion. “I could have worn plenty of other things,” said Miles, a Grade 4 student at the Victoria School for Ideal Education in Oaklands. “But if I’m going to meet the admiral, I thought I should look something slightly the same as the admiral.” He and his parents built a new life in Saanich after leaving their home in London, England about five years ago. Miles’ citizenship has been a long time coming. “I’m finally a Canadian citizen,” he said, before taking a big bite of red and white cake. emccracken@vicnews.com ™

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