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It’s easy being green Reynolds secondary teacher Heather Coey, left, and Grade 9 students Hannah Berry, 14, and Erinne Paisley, 15, brandish gardening tools while standing in the school’s lush courtyard. The school recently won a $25,000 prize for its environmental initiatives, including reclaiming a Garry oak meadow at the front of the school, and planting and tending to the courtyard garden. See story, Page A7. Kyle Slavin/News staff
Students show Solidarité! UVic, Camosun students support Que. counterparts Natalie North News staff
The sound of banging pots and pans is filling the air from coast to coast. Though thousands of kilometres away, Victorians will “casserole march” in unison with strik-
ing Quebec university students and their supporters across the country during a block party in Centennial Square Saturday (June 9). It will be the second show of solidarity for the eastern ralliers since May 30, when locals, many with pots and pans in hand, marched through downtown Victoria. More than 155,000 post-secondary students, nearly onethird of the student population in Quebec, have yet to return
to class amid escalating tension “The post-secondary system with government, sparked by in Quebec really serves as a the Quebec Liberals’ proposed model for the rest of Canada; 75-per-cent tuition increase it’s a system we can look to,” over the next five years. said Lucia Orser, director of Students in B.C. pay nearly external relations for the Unidouble the average post-sec- versity of Victoria Students’ ondary tuition fees compared Society. “That’s why we see stuto Quebec students – $4,852 dents mobilizing across Canada versus $2,519 annually, accord- – they’re defending the most ing to Statistics Canada. Despite accessible post-secondary eduthe disparity, student groups in cation in North America.” Victoria have thrown their full PLEASE SEE: support behind the Quebec stuSolidarity march planned, Page A2 dent resistance.
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the University of Victoria, was one of the first on the scene, along with the B.C. Ambulance Service. A witness led the crew down a steep embankment off of Gordon Head Road to what Peebles calls a â€œtreacherousâ€? beach. There, two paddle boarders were attempting to stabilize the man. â€œHe was found lying half in a tidal pool with a severely angulated foot with compound fractures,â€? Peebles said. â€œThere were no ropes or anything like that. I think he was trying to do some free-climbing.â€? With the man also showing signs of shock and hypothermia, responders called in more
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A man who fell nearly nine metres from a cliff at Arbutus Cove over the weekend is now in stable condition, recovering in hospital. The 20-year-old was believed to be rock climbing along the cove at about 11:30 a.m. on Sunday (June 3) when he slipped from the cliff face to the rocky terrain below. Capt. Dale Peebles, based at Saanichâ€™s No. 3 fire station near
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Members of the University of Victoria Studentsâ€™ Society board of directors, Megan Quigley, left, Lucia Orser, Kelsey Mech, Emily Rogers and Ariel Tseng sport red squares in support of Quebec students striking over proposed postsecondary tuition increases. The UVic student group is co-hosting a block party Saturday in Centennial Square to show their solidarity and raise awareness around access to education.
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Quebec students fear their post-secondary education system might turn into something similar to the current B.C. system, which saw tuition freezes lifted in 2002, Orser added. â€œThe culture in Quebec is so different and very distinct,â€? said Madeline Keller-MacLeod, external executive for the Camosun College Student Society. â€œStudents in B.C. donâ€™t remember a time when tuition wasnâ€™t extremely expensive.â€? Last Monday (May 28), both the UVic and Camosun student societies passed motions of support for Quebec students. The result: SolidaritĂŠ! a block party in Centennial Square. The event begins with a potsand-pans-banging casserole march at 5 p.m. (8 p.m. EST), the same time protesters will take to the streets in Quebec, before leading a party into the square with live music and guest pre-
sentations planned. â€œItâ€™s a growing movement in support of Quebec, but also to demand affordable education for all,â€? said Orser, who hopes the Quebec protests may lead to more awareness of post-secondary cuts in B.C. Government watchdog, the Canadian Taxpayersâ€™ Federation, strongly opposes the student movement based on the â€œperpetuation of Quebecâ€™s cycle of entitlementâ€? and the fact that B.C. taxpayers continue to make equalization payments to Quebec, said Jordan Bateman, B.C. representative for the federation. â€œThere have been so many government waste stories coming out of Quebec in the years that show they might not treat tax dollars as seriously as the rest of Canada,â€? he said. â€œIt comes down to the basic premise that if something is free, or youâ€™re not paying for it, you donâ€™t value it in the same way
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Life behind the political scenes Saanich’s municipal administrator retires after a decade in the highest civil servant role Kyle Slavin News staff
ears pooled in the juvenile eyes of Tim Wood as he walked home from his Huntsville, Alabama school on the afternoon of Nov. 22, 1963. Like many living in the United States amid a crucial period of change in that country, news of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy hit the Grade 7 student hard. “He was just such a powerful leader, such a charismatic leader, in spite of all of his foibles,” Wood recalls 49 years later. “For everybody coming out of the ‘50s, we were really hoping for Kennedy to bring a new era of prosperity and hope. And he had brought it. And then we turned the corner and suddenly he wasn’t there.” Wood, now 60, recognizes that even as a child, he was aware of the impact politics had on his life. “Local politics “I think it is my calling, there’s was a function of the time. no doubt about it. It When you’re involves a little bit of in Alabama, it was a time of drama, and theatre, – and politics, which I’ve segregation so there were white- and enjoyed since I was black-only younger.” places: buses, – Tim Wood restaurants, drinking fountains, schools,” he says. “Coming from Canada, my parents were very conscious of that. They spent a lot of time talking about that. … There would be discussion around the table about politics.” And, to this day, the importance of politics is not lost on him. While his name is likely unknown to most, Wood spent the last 10 years working in the highest civil servant role at Saanich municipal hall. Wood came to Saanich in 2002, to replace outgoing municipal administrator Bob Sharp, who spent 17 years in the job. Wood, a father of two, came into the chief administrator job with two decades of experience already, having spent time in municipal administrator-equivalent roles since he began his career in 100 Mile House in 1980. “I had been a returning officer, I’ve run recreation centres, I’ve processed
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Tim Wood recently retired as Saanich’s municipal administrator. He was photographed at the top of Mount Doug, an area he enjoys hiking, and one he’ll be frequenting a lot more now that he has plenty of free time. business licences, handled taxes, been a clerk, a planner. I’ve had pretty much every job in the municipality except actually working in the public works side or responding to fires or police calls,” Wood says. Such is the nature of working for local government in a small community, he adds. From 100 Mile, he moved on to larger municipalities: Cranbrook and Penticton, then Saanich. The job description of a municipal administrator, or chief administrative officer, varies depending on who you ask. “You’re coaching and mentoring your directors and other employees. You’re advising the mayor and council. You keep an eye on the public purse. You provide support in problem solving. You help council and the employees and the community find their dream – you’ve gotta find out what the dream is, where people want to be, and then help them decide how to get there,” Wood says. Mayor Frank Leonard describes Wood’s role much more matter-of-factly. “The CAO is council’s only employee. That’s who council holds accountable for the performance of the municipality and its workers,” Leonard says. He adds that Wood has done an exceptional job in the role for 10 years, helping move Saanich in a direction the community wants. “We had a lot of positive outcomes for the municipality, and quite often his role was in the background,” the mayor says.
Wood gives credit for any positive outcomes to the staff at Saanich who do the work. “I just love working with diverse groups of people. … Local government is like a box of chocolates: you never know what you’re going to get on any given day,” he says. “I love people. And I love working with the public. People are never dull.” Wood’s ability to bring out the best in people, and bring the results Saanich wanted, was unprecedented as a CAO, Leonard says. For that, Wood credits what he calls a “fundamental” piece of working in government: spirituality. “When I say the spiritual side, I’m thinking more along the sides of being principled and ethical in your treatment of people. In fact, I think that’s often what civil servants can provide,” Wood says. “Most people can provide the technical skills, most people can have management skills. What separates some from the rest is having a highly principled approach, and the public knowing there’s integrity, and you follow through on commitments, to be honest, to be
genuine, to be compassionate.” Wood has a pack of zen cards he keeps in his desk that he uses during collective bargaining and meetings to help break the ice. “I’ve always suggested that it’s been helpful. … It’s sort of a simple tool to remind yourself each day about living in the moment,” Wood says. “I think people really like the messages – it encourages them. “I don’t know if that’s a function of the act that everybody has an interest in wishing wells and random acts of goodwill. There’s just something there that causes people to pause and reflect.” While retirement has now officially begun for Wood (his last day as CAO was May 31), he’ll continue to work, albeit in a volunteer position, for government. Last month he was named to the the provincial government’s audit council, which will oversee B.C.’s new office of the Auditor General for Local Government. Outside of that role, Wood hopes retirement brings opportunities to continue the extracurriculars he loves: being outdoors and seeing new places. And while Europe is first on the travel list, Wood says Victoria has enough offerings to see and do that he’ll never grow tired of retiring here. With great hiking trails through Mount Doug, the Peninsula and Sooke, Wood anticipates he’ll be spending a lot of his free time out enjoying the natural environment with his wife, Françoise, at his side. The pair were high school sweethearts – at a time when Wood was developing a balanced interest in drama and politics. “Local government is my calling, there’s no doubt about it. It involves a little bit of drama, and theatre, and politics, which I’ve enjoyed since I was younger,” Wood says. Even as a high school student, Wood was pretty confident his future would involve politics of some sort. He even jokes that he’s already looking to get back into it. “In my house school annual, I kid you not, they want to know what you’re going to do in the future: I said President of the U.S.A.,” he says. “That hasn’t happened – yet. But I’m going to have a lot more free time.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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Miller Road. Her car collided with the southbound marked police vehicle. Both drivers were taken to hospital. The police officer was later released, but the 23-year-old woman in the second car remained under observation as of Tuesday for showing concussion-like symptoms. Jantzen said the investigation could take months to complete. Saanich police were asked by North Cowichan/ Duncan RCMP to investigate a crash involving an RCMP vehicle in June 2010, in which a 30-yearold Duncan woman died. They were also asked to investigate an RCMPinvolved shooting death in Surrey in March 2011. An RCMP policy relating to police-involved incidents that result in injury or death requires that an external investigation be conducted by an outside police department. Jantzen said these investigations are “cost recoverable,” meaning Saanich taxpayers are not on the hook for them. – with files from Cowichan News Leader Pictorial email@example.com
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Thieves in Saanich are prying antennas off vehicles and using the metal to try and unlock the car’s doors. “I’ve personally never heard of thieves doing something like that,” said Saanich police Sgt. Dean Jantzen. Eighteen vehicles were entered between May 3 and June 1 in the 4200-block of Carey Rd. and the surrounding area. In all instances, items – from money and jewelry to cellphones and GPS units – were taken. On three occasions, police noted that the antenna from the target vehicle had been removed. Jantzen said the thieves fashion the antenna into a tool, which is then slid between the window and door frame in an attempt to trip the locking mechanism. “This takes far more effort than smashing windows. This individual is apparently quite keen to enter with as minimal noise as possible,” he said. In only one of the 18 reported auto breakins was a window smashed to gain entry. “We will typically find there is one individual or a small group of people who live nearby who is responsible for all of these,” Jantzen said. Police remind vehicle owners not to leave valuables inside. Business owners are advised to take heed of the advice, too, as some of the thefts were from commercial vehicles. Anyone with information on any of these incidents is asked to call 250-4754321. kslavin@saanichnews. com
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Amber Sandford sits in her bedroom with her binder and computer after working on her English homework. Amber has been assisted with her housing needs by the Victoria Human Exchange Society. The philosophy behind the societyâ€™s often misunderstood moniker is that every exchange between people is valuable. Its name derives from the Thomas Merton quote: â€œEvery meeting of persons is an exchange of lifeâ€™s gifts.â€? Don Denton/News staff
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Every few minutes, the hum of Lindaâ€™s cellphone vibrating against the table glass interrupts her words. From morning until night and all hours in between, Linda answers calls from some of Victoriaâ€™s most vulnerable and marginalized people. Linda â€“ whose last name is withheld to protect her privacy â€“ had planned to retire from banking and spend more time with her seven grandchildren when she first heard about transitional housing providers, the Victoria Human Exchange Society. Six years since the 65-year-old thought she was signing up for a volunteer job â€œstuffing envelopes,â€? she sits at the kitchen table of Edith Gulland House in Saanich, the womenâ€™s home where she lives and volunteers as a facilitator. â€œIf someone calls at 1:30 in the morning needing to talk, youâ€™re darn right Iâ€™m going to listen,â€? says Linda, also the chairperson of the society. â€œIâ€™ll grab a nap tomorrow afternoon. That person needs me now. If I donâ€™t talk to them, how do I know theyâ€™re not going to hang up the phone and commit suicide or relapse?â€? Your Sight Is Our Vision
Linda is proud to volunteer for the society that has largely flown under the radar since its inception in 1992, sparked by the death of a homeless man beneath the Johnson Street Bridge. Now, on the societyâ€™s 20th anniversary, Lindaâ€™s reaching out. â€œClosing a house is just heart breaking â€Ś but if we donâ€™t get some help soon, we are going to have to close a house and it will be this one. The cost of everythingâ€™s going up and donations are going down.â€? The Victoria Human Exchange Society has a monthly operating cost for rent and utilities of about $20,000 â€“ the same amount the society receives annually from a provincial gaming grant. PLEASE SEE: Two decades of support, Page A10
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Arthritis can strike youth, too Don Descoteau News staff
Watching four-year-old Hazel Laughland run and climb on a playground near her home at Work Point in Esquimalt, one might never guess that some days her joints are so sore that playing isnâ€™t an option. The bright-eyed preschooler with a big smile and sparkly pink shoes â€“ theyâ€™ve got â€œSnow White, Cinderella and Sleeping Beautyâ€? inside, she reels off â€“ is one of roughly 10,000 children and teenagers in Canada with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. In her young life, the symptoms â€“ soreness and inflammation of the joints â€“ have come and gone. Her parents, Mark and Tammy Laughland, were relieved last year when Hazel went into remission and didnâ€™t need to take medication or suffer through the injections needed to reduce swelling in her joints. A flare-up of the condition this spring meant a return to the daily pain management strategy, but the couple were more prepared for it, physically and emotionally, Tammy says. â€œWhen she got her first injection, I had to be out of the room, I couldnâ€™t watch,â€? she says. â€œNow she wants me to be there.â€? When Hazel, who was born with hip dysplasia in 2008, was diagnosed with arthritis in 2010, her mom would watch her like a hawk and fret over minor tumbles. That has changed, Tammy says. â€œI donâ€™t want to baby her, I want her to toughen up.â€?
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Hazel Laughland, 4, waits for mom, Tammy, to push her on a swing near their home at Work Point. While slightly small for her age, Hazel is a typical youngster who enjoys being active, loves swimming and going to the playground, Mark says. â€œShe wonâ€™t come out and say she hurts, sheâ€™ll just say her legs are tired,â€? he says of the difficult days. â€œSheâ€™ll participate in anything, but she sometimes has to (take it easy).â€? With another child in the picture, 19-month-old son, Cole, the Laughlands have tried to normalize their family life as much as possible. Part of that is sticking to their busy work schedules while the
kids are at daycare. Tammy works at the Delta Ocean Pointe Victoria, while Mark, a navy petty officer second class, is an instructor at the fleet school at Naden. Mark works long hours, but is able to look after dinner and spend time with the children in the evenings. Theyâ€™ll spend more time together on Sunday (June 10), strolling the one-kilometre route for the Walk to Fight Arthritis, staged across the country by the Arthritis Society. The annual event not only raises money for research, it seeks to bust such myths that arthritis is an old personâ€™s disease. According to society statistics, about one in 1,000 children or teens have arthritis. Having the resources of the Arthritis Society available, including up-to-date treatment information, has taken away a lot of the fears, Mark says. â€œWhen we found (Hazel) had arthritis we said â€˜letâ€™s deal with it,â€™â€? he says. â€œThey made things clear â€“ why itâ€™s like this and what can we expect. Just knowing helps so much. When you donâ€™t know, thatâ€™s when itâ€™s really scary.â€? firstname.lastname@example.org
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Reynolds’ enviro projects rewarded School given $25,000 for new computers Natalie North News staff
Students at Reynolds secondary school aren’t just going green, they’re making it. Members of the school’s green group have once again been recognized for their environmentalism, and on May 30 were awarded $25,000 toward the purchase of new computers for the school from Staples Canada. Green group, an offshoot of Get R.E.A.L. (Reynolds Eco Action Leaders) has spent much of the last year developing green spaces around the school, including a reclaimed Garry oak meadow at the main entrance. The inner courtyard has also been a focal point in 2011-12, as students have reintroduced native plant species, fostered chickens and grown vegetables for the school’s local salad bar on the grounds.
These initiatives, as well as the group teacher Heather Coey hopes next school’s zero-waste recycling and year to see the enviro leaders become compost program, a pilot project for the even more engaged in the community Greater Victoria School outside of the high District, helped secure school. “I think it’s time for the group one of the Eco “I think it’s time for the Computer Lab Contest kids to move into a more the kids to move into prizes from Staples, activist role and speak a more activist role awarded to 20 schools to Saanich council about across Canada. light rail and the future and speak to Saanich Though no final of our infrastructure, so council about light rail we’re not as reliant on decision has been made, green group is the automobile,” said and the future of our considering spending the Coey, who’s involved infrastructure, so we’re in each project from cash on a set of iPads for use as a mobile computer not as reliant on the the early brainstorming lab. stages onward. automobile” Eco projects at Next year’s plans also – Reynolds teacher Reynolds have also won include producing seeds Heather Coey awards at the B.C. Green on site and developing an Games, Science World’s under-used “free store.” annual environmental “We’re trying to get a action contest for B.C. schools, every handle on stuff, consumerism,” she said. year since the contest’s inception in “We need to do more of an educational 2009. push, so that people are motivated to With so many successful school-based not buy as much and to reuse.” projects already on their resumé, green email@example.com
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Queen’s reign offers stability At a time when the world is in financial turmoil and people are looking for some stability, Queen Elizabeth II is as good a person to look to as anyone. Not just for the Commonwealth countries over which she symbolically rules, but as a global picture of modest leadership. At 86, Elizabeth II Recent polls show that support for presents modestly maintaining Canada’s strong leadership ties to the monarchy are on the upswing among English-speaking Canadians. Part of that reversal of trend from say, five or six years ago, is likely due to last year’s royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton. But large kudos have to be given to William’s grandmother, who has traditionally held her own in polls when it comes to popularity or respect, regardless of the general feeling about the monarchy. In the 60-plus years since her coronation, Queen Elizabeth has quietly done her job as the head of state, sparking very little controversy and avoiding interference in political matters, especially those of countries other than Britain. It seems those in Canada who argue against keeping our connection to the monarchy have more concern over what might happen if Prince Charles were to become King, which he is in line to become once his mother dies or steps down from her duties. For now, the Queen, 86, shows few signs of slowing down, especially as she heartily celebrates the start of her seventh decade on the throne with a series of celebrations at home and abroad. To be sure, the future of the monarchy as it relates to Canada will one day require more serious discussions than relying on poll results. But with the Canadian public remaining as enthralled with the Royal Family as any other type of international celebrities, our links to the Queen and the Crown appear firmly entrenched. As we muddle our way through tough times, that’s comforting to know. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: email@example.com or fax 250-386-2624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Saanich News 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 information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.
Chipping away at democracy We hear it all the time: too much channels are being turned to more sugar is bad for us. often as an information-gathering And yet, we continue to be spoon- tool. They’re a treasure trove fed the sugary messages that are of public opinions, photos and coming out of, or rather eyewitness statements being filtered from, Prime that can be farmed, within Minister Stephen Harper’s reason, by journalists. office in Ottawa. But these channels We’ve heard time again – Facebook, Twitter that he is controlling and YouTube – are also the message, keeping a being used to funnel tight rein on journalists polished-within-an-inch-ofby limiting the flow their-life messages from of information, and governments at all levels, polishing up what little is as well as other public and released publicly. entities. Erin McCracken private Just hearing the Those channels are Paper Trail words ‘federal scientists’ being used to deliver a might prompt you to sugar-coated message automatically think ‘gag order.’ to journalists and the public. That Oh, we lament, what is the pill might be sweet on the outside, government trying to hide? but the message is still tough to Oh, we cry, our own government swallow when it’s that sugary. is eroding our democratic right to Gone are the days when freedom of speech. announcements were relayed to I don’t have to tell you the harm media sources over the phone, caused by elected officials in their through snail mail and via fax. relentless campaign to control the Today’s government-issued message, as well as the medium statements are delivered in a through which it is delivered. steady, non-stop electronic stream, The flow of information is being meant to foster the appearance funnelled and strained more of open communication and than ever before because of our transparency. But it feels like an digital world, which should, in illusion, one that runs the risk of fact, be offering more freedoms of alienating an already weary public. expression. The fingers of blame for the Instead, thanks to today’s gradual erosion of democratic technology, there are more ways rights shouldn’t only be pointed at to spin information – from press Harper. releases shelled out by public This delicate fabric of rights bodies to the 140-character blurbs is also being shredded by a sent out over the Twitterverse – persistence among provincial into messages that ooze sunshine government communications staff, and lollipops. to provide ‘background’ information On a positive note, social media on a variety of topics, but refuse to
be directly quoted. There is only one spokesperson, they say, and that is the minister of each government department. I’ve even received background information from a government communications staffer who simply cut, pasted and emailed a story to me that was written by a journalist from another media outlet. Journalists are also under regular pressure from non-government sources who ask to read drafts of articles in which they are quoted, prior to publication. Regardless of the reason – nervousness about being misquoted, or being associated with incorrect facts or portrayed in a negative light – I think it’s critical that the public know they are reading an unfiltered, balanced news story. Imagine if every article you read in a newspaper was first vetted by the people who are quoted in the story. The story would, in essence, be a sanitized press release. And we get enough of those as it is. This is a fast-paced electronic age, one in which the output of information from a bevy of sources is one-sided. As such, it’s becoming increasingly important for the public to have access to content that isn’t simply processed sunshine and lollipop statements. Sugar in moderation is okay, but too much and it can come back to bite us one day. That day may already be here. Erin McCracken is a reporter with the Victoria News. firstname.lastname@example.org
‘The message is still a tough pill to swallow when it’s that sugary.’
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LETTERS Dog ownership rules restrictive Why won’t the City of Victoria stop pussy-footing around and admit they’re dog-hating cat people? There are no rules regarding cat ownership. They’re allowed to wander unsupervised all over the city. Everyone’s yard is a litter box and nobody seems to care that these critters can bolt into traffic. But heaven forbid you own a dog. The city hired a private team of over-zealous browbeats to maintain “control” over dog owners and their pets. You’re not allowed to bike with your dog and apparently walking with your dog is
discouraged too. There’s a bylaw stating you’re not allowed to “park” (tie up) your dog so you can go grab a coffee or do an errand. This means dog owners must drive everywhere with their dogs. I’m a bike-riding dog owner who does not drive. I’ve been in touch with the mayor and city council regarding the restrictive bylaws surrounding dog ownership. I am all for dogs being controlled by their owners, but mandatory leash laws do not guarantee control. A leash only gives the illusion of control while allowing the owner to forgo actually training
their dog to listen/obey. Just last week in Nanaimo, a dog was attacked and killed by a dog on a leash. As I’ve explained to the mayor, the issue is control. Clearly that leashed dog was not under control. My dog was trained on a “mental” leash and for 11-plus years we’ve used words to get him to slow down, move over, stay, etc. Dogs enhance their owner’s lives and it’s a shame the city supports bylaws that make dog ownership so unpleasant and restrictive. Nancy Raycroft Victoria
Readers respond: Left-laners, economy, E&N High speed main factor in traffic deaths Re: Slow drivers present greatest hazard (Letters, June 1) I was not surprised by the ranting letter about people who drive in the left lane on the Pat Bay Highway. Formerly a law enforcement traffic officer, I am one of them, but drive on the left because it is the safer of the two lanes. I do not drive under the speed limit unless there is a reason to do so. The left lane is not exposed to merging traffic, or traffic entering from service roads along that route. Nor is it exposed to drivers who jerk into a right exit from the left lane because their driving habits do not allow them to safely get into the right lane in time. There are times when I must drive in the left lane in preparation for a left exit. I am a bit amazed about the statement that Alberta drivers “finally got it.” Has this man driven Highway 2 between Edmonton and Calgary? It is frightening and dangerous, due entirely to high speed. The Pat Bay Highway is less than 25 kilometres long, with four traffic lights. One needs a calculator to determine how much time one ‘may’ save – under ideal conditions, over that entire length – even driving twice the legal speed limit. The need for speed is a habit and a dangerous one. A bit of thought about the actual time factor in almost every situation will clearly show this to be a fact. Charles Scheideman Saanichton
Our economic future tied to resource sector We are living in a strange and rapidly changing world, where countries are on the brink of
default on their huge debts. While anti-federal government voices are heard almost daily, Canada is hopefully on track to avoid the Greek-style tragedy unfolding in Europe. Our resource sector, the economic engine presently keeping Canada afloat, will be our saviour in a world where the options are few. Canadians are being force fed the idea that Canada will now have no environmental watchdogs or safeguards. All that with a minor reduction in government spending. That seems a little odd to me. I also do not think Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who has been vilified by so many, has instructed the various government agencies where they should make cuts. Many environmental regulations were too restrictive and cumbersome before the proposed budget bill changes. They caused legitimate resource development to be indefinitely stalled or reviewed out of being. The problem of governments tending to overlegislate to justify their own existence is common. The stakes are high. Because of our natural resources and energy reserves, Canada has the unique ability to survive in a world where manufacturing is being sucked into the black hole we call China. There is no stopping this deindustrialization of the west. If Canada can survive with our standard of living mostly intact, we will be one of the few developed countries to do so. Canada can be a society that uses its financial resources to care for our rapidly aging population and have some significant influence internationally. Or, we can fade into economic obscurity, adrift and unable to finance our social programs, health care and
educational systems. In that scenario, Canada could have little or no affect on the world; another welfare state looking for handouts. Bill Wilson Saanichton
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Let’s get moving on E & N project Re: Rail safety none of the public’s business (Roszan Holmen column, May 25) I understand the first part of the E & N railway restoration project will be the stretch between Victoria and Langford. They are going to need a lot of help cleaning up along the tracks. People will be asked to help clear brush and weeds, plus a lot of junk that people have dropped on their walk along the trestles. Work is supposed to have started on the railway project, but I have not seen anyone at the roundhouse. The public needs to see work begin on the tracks now, and not have it be put on hold. Any delay would not help ease the Colwood crawl, which sometimes causes it to take two hours or more just to reach Helmcken Road from the Dockyard. The railroad could place dumpsters for volunteers to dump debris and weeds into, unless they want to put weeds in a separate container. I know quite a few people would come out for a hour or two to work on the tracks. People don’t want to wait until 2013 or 2014 to be able to take a train. Politicians have to stand up and tell us the truth of the matter at hand. I hope the E & N rail project isn’t delayed. It would be a shame to see a part of Victoria heritage die when there is no reason for it. Barbara Dunahee Esquimalt
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With so much reliance on donations, the societyâ€™s eight houses â€“ including three in Greater Victoria and locations in Nanaimo and on Salt Spring Island â€“ currently operate month-to-month. Volunteers are often picking up the bill for household necessities, Linda says. Making a strong case for transitional housing is Amber Sandford, whoâ€™s spending this morning studying in the bedroom she rents at Edith Gulland House. The exact location of the home is confidential due to security issues for the clients. Sandford, whoâ€™s all smiles and jokes from behind her laptop, has been that person in need of an affordable, non-judgemental place to stay. At 35, sheâ€™s spent the majority of her years entrenched in substance abuse and the sex trade. After a yearlong stay at the four-bedroom Edith Gulland House, with Linda at the helm, Sandford is 18 months
clean and sober, completing her dogwood and planning her next step in education. This month she will leave the house to live on her own. â€œI came from nothing,â€? says Sandford, whose time at the house lasted about nine months longer that the average stay. â€œI was a junkie hoe and within the year Iâ€™m going to be a Grade 12 grad going to Camosun (College). Where am I going to be five years from now?â€? Sandford attributes the positive changes to a support team comprised of Narcotics Anonymous members, her father, and Linda â€“ who she admires for her complete intolerance of alcohol, drugs or theft in the house. â€œThis has given me a place where I can afford the rent. Itâ€™s given me a safe, clean place. I can do my homework and go to my 12-step meetings and work on myself and getting ahead so that I can be a productive member of society.â€? Any money donated to the society goes toward the basic costs of providing the housing, from the $400 in rent each resident is expected to pay if they can, to other necessities, at times, such as food and feminine supplies. The contributions, no matter how modest, have a measurable effect, Linda says. Some who have benefitted from the housing continue to support its work through contributions of $10 and $15 cheques monthly. In two decades of operation, the Victoria Human Exchange Society has sheltered 400 people referred to them by emergency housing and shelter providers, including the Cridge Transition House and the Sandy Merriman House, an emergency shelter for women run by the Victoria Cool Aid Society. Brianna Cook-Coates, emergency support worker at Sandy Merriman says the independent nature of the accommodation is often what women are looking for. â€œThe clients are self-sufficient and looking for community and it appears that the houses provide that,â€? Cook-Coates said. â€œThe clients weâ€™ve referred have had trouble finding housing like that and when theyâ€™ve had it, it just seems to fit.â€? The Human Exchange provides housing for about 90 per cent of its applicants, with an average of 40 people housed at any given time, who will leave when they have found long-term stable housing. There is a wait-list, but it doesnâ€™t get in the way of an emergency stay. â€œIâ€™ve never turned anyone away from my door,â€? Linda adds. To give to the society, or to learn more, visit humanx.org. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Skill-testing questions University of Victoria campus security officer Doug Weidman tests eight-year-old Michael Howe on his hand-signal knowledge during UVic’s Safety Day for Kids in the university parking lot last Sunday (June 3). Kids aged five to 12 enjoyed a day of free activities while learning about safety. Kids with bikes went through the annual Bike Safety Rodeo, and ChildFind B.C. provided child identification booklets for parents to take home.
Oak Bay’s annual ultimate community garage sale, Garagellennium, happens this Saturday (June 9). From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oak Bay residents will be making room in their homes for more treasures from their neighbours. Each year, between 150 to 200 people register to be a part of the sale. Two of those trash-to-treasure types are Hilary Knight and Alastair Crow. Crow is so enthusiastic about the event that he’s holding two garage sales, two houses apart, at 2225 and 2275 Lansdowne Rd. For Knight, she says the community-building that Garagellennium provides is a huge part of why she participates. “I’m a veteran,” she said. “I think I’ve been to every one since they started. It’s such fun. It’s just a big social event.” For more information, visit oakbaygaragesale.com. email@example.com
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Potter enchanted by hands-on medium Use of driftwood brings excitement to work Kyle Slavin News staff
Ester Galac is so passionate about pottery that she turned down a diamond ring as a 20th wedding anniversary gift from her husband, and opted instead for a potter’s wheel. The 55-year-old Saanich resident first entered the pottery world more than two decades ago, after years of interest in the art but never having had an opportunity to set foot into that world. “Our girls were taking ballet lessons at Cedar Hill. While waiting for them I was wandering through the halls and found the pottery studio. I was enchanted,” Galac recalls. She took her first pottery class in 1989, but the timing wasn’t right to pursue the art – what with raising two daughters – so she didn’t return to pottery until 1999. That’s when she took another class. And then another. And then another. And Galac has never looked back. She’s now an active member of the South Vancouver Island Potters Guild, which is hosting its annual show and sale at the Fairfield Gonzales Community Place on June 16. The bottom floor of Galac’s Gordon Head
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Ester Galac throws clay in her home studio while two of her finished works – a decorative bronze oval and a tea pot – sit on the edge of her potter's wheel. home is more or less reserved for her art. She has her studio (where she throws the clay and forms the pieces), a kiln room, a glazing room and then a storage room with shelves full of funky homemade teapots, mugs, vases, plates and pitchers. Each of Galac’s pieces is unique – playful, and evidently inspired by the nature that
encompasses her home. Though many of her pieces are functional, she points out a decorative bronzed oval, which she’s particularly proud of. She scours area beaches – Cordova Bay, French Beach – for kelp and driftwood to incorporate as handles and the like on her art. “In today’s mass-produced world, when
people buy handmade work, that brings different qualities and some excitement into your everyday,” Galac says. “The user can find the marks that the maker left “I was behind.” The Potters Guild wandering is 70 members through the halls strong, 35 of whom will have their works and found the display and for pottery studio. I on sale at Clay Conwas enchanted.” nects, the June 16 show. - Ester Galac Galac says the camaraderie shared by organizations like the guild are crucial for artists as they look to branch out and improve upon their skills. “The clay makes the bond. But being part of a group was really important for my development,” she says. “Having other people who’ve had the same frustrations and failures through their art really helps to strengthen your resolve to stay and do more.” The Clay Connects show and sale happens June 16 at 1335 Thurlow Rd. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information on the South Vancouver Island Potters Guild visit victoriapotters.ca. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Food, human rights focus of art exhibition Christine van Reeuwyk News staff
Just Food will bring a new look to human rights issues in a display this month at the Mary Winspear Centre. The Just Food art exhibition features 13 artists from Canada and around the world who add their voices to the growing number of people connecting the right to food with a faith-based response to hunger in the world. “We’re just hosts, it’s not a church function. It’s more about human rights and using the arts to communicate that,” said pastor John Liira of Highway Christian Fellowship, the church on McDonald Park Road near Highway 17. “It has a very unique focus, it’s on justice and food issues. “ The artists, including six Canadians (one of them First Nations) and 12 other international artists from 13 countries, were given United Nations declarations as inspiration. “It’s really highlighting some of the current issues with food accessibility and done in a visual format that is very compelling,”
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(Above) John Liira from Highway Christian Fellowship, organizers of the art show. (Left) Pour Down Righteousness by Annelies Soomers. Liira said. “We’re just hoping that many people get to see it.”
The hope is that with this exhibit, people will be informed, equipped and motivated to exert themselves and their communities toward the goal of ending hunger — that Just Food will become just food. “We’re very involved with the social justice and poverty issues as a faith based community,” Liira said. “People get to enjoy a really stimulating exhibition and be involved in social justice at the same time.” He discovered the show, which has toured North America for about 18 months now, on the Canadian Food Grains Bank website. Admission is by donation with proceeds going to the Canadian Food Grains Bank. “It’s one of the two primary arms for food aid in Canada,” Liira said. “It’s a reputable, government-recognized organization, so we just want to highlight through the art exhibition there’s opportunity there for us to actually make a difference.” Just Food is on at the front gallery of the Mary Winspear Centre. The show runs to the end of June from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday. email@example.com
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Canada’s under-20 rugby match against visiting St. Andrew’s University of Scotland will headline the Buccaneer 7s rugby tournament at Bullen Park on Saturday (June 9). “It’s going to be such a great day with the Canadian U20s playing, featuring local players. Part of an exciting day of rugby sevens,” said coorganizer Tom Woods. The ex-national team rugby player admits the sevens team put forth by his alma mater, James Bay Athletic Association, will have a tough time defending its title this weekend. “We’ve got some steady veterans with international experience, such as Dan Harlow and Jeff Williams,” he said. “But the skill of the Burnaby Lighthouse team and the speed of the Untouchables, which is made
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Even on a bad day – by his own standards – Mason Kereszti dominates in the javelin, his specialty. He won gold in that event at the B.C. high school track and field championships in Burnaby last weekend (June 2 and 3). He also won gold in the discus, and bronze in the shot put. “I didn’t train with the discus or shot put, and only threw them in three competitions this year, so I’m happy it all just came together for me with those two events,” said the Grade 12 Lambrick Park student. Kereszti’s dominance in the javelin was blatant, as he beat the silver medal winner by just under eight metres. Not bad for an off day. “I don’t know what was wrong,” Kereszti said. “I was more than four metres short of my personal best.” It’s the second year in a row that Lambrick Park secondary has turned out a future national team member in a throwing event. Kereszti is following in the footsteps of his cousin Adam Keenan, who graduated from Lambrick in 2011, and will join him in Kamloops this summer to train with the national training centre. Keenan has been there one year already, focusing on
the hammer throw. Kereszti hopes to one day succeed Olympian Scott Russell as the reigning Canadian javelin thrower. It will be a few more years of junior and under-23 competitions until the two can pack on the kind of bulk sported by Olympic-level throwers, though Keenan is well on his way. Kereszti will enroll at Thompson Rivers University, just as Keenan currently is, and will train alongside his cousin under the watchful eyes of Anatoliy Bondarchuk. The highly regarded Russian also coaches Olympic medal hopeful Dylan Armstrong. The cousins are now in training for the national junior track and field championships, set for Winnipeg, July 27 to 29.
Oak Bay streak ends The Oak Bay girls team’s domination of the provincial track and field championships ended at nine straight titles with the team’s second-place finish in Burnaby. The four-by-400m relay team of Rianne Craig, Bree Neale, Lexie Scott and Heather Vantassell won gold, and the same team won silver in the four by 100m, swapping in Kiah Ecceleston for Vantassell. Craig also won silver in the pole vault, clearing 2.85m, with the bronze medal going to Lindsay Cole of Mount Doug. Madelyn Brunt won bronze in the 1,500m steeplechase. Nina Briggs and Natalie Henderson took gold
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Oak Bay High student Liam Kennell, 16, won bronze in the provincial 1,500 metre run. and bronze, respectively, in the 1,500m race walk. Oak Bay’s boys team also had a down year, but still won its share of medals, finishing third. Simon Psotka won gold in the pole vault. Liam Kennell won bronze in the 1,500m, beating Mount Doug rival Thomas Getty, who was fourth. And Graham Landells won silver in the 1,500m race walk.
The fruit of fourth place A belated adjustment to the decathlon standings moved Lambrick’s Lucas Dellabough from fifth to fourth, which pushed the Lambrick boys team ahead of Oak Bay. Dellabough also took bronze in the 200m dash and finished fourth in the 100m dash. firstname.lastname@example.org
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St. Michaels University School rowers Hannah Nielsen and Charlie White won bronze in the women's lightweight pair at the national schools championship at the Royal Canadian Henley in St. Catharines, Ont.
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St. Michaels University School rowers won one gold and one bronze at the national school championship at the Royal Canadian Henley course in St. Catharines, Ont. St. Michaels finished 12th and St. Andrew’s Regional School came in 16th out of the 137 schools in attendance from Canada and the United States. Hannah Nielsen and Charlie White won bronze in the senior women’s lightweight double, and the junior men’s quad of Ryley Erickson, Brendon
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eventual winner SeyNews staff cove. Lambrick ran the Melissa Orton got more table in the round robin, than she expected when defeating Sands, Duchshe took on the head ess Park and McNair. coach role of the LamThe only goal Lambrick brick Park Lions senior surrendered prior to the girls soccer team. semifinal came on a penThe Lions finished third alty kick. But Seycove at the AA provincials in was just too much for Kamloops last week. Lambrick, Orton said. “It was rewarding – far “For the first 12 minbeyond what I had imagutes it was end-to-end, ined. I know why coaches but as the game wore do it now,” Orton said. on Seycove dominated Orton is a 2009 Lamnearly all of it, and they brick grad and now plays deserved to win it. I told for the Vancouver Island the girls, ‘don’t carry University Mariners and that negativity through Gordon Head premier to the (bronze medal) soccer teams. As a Grade game,’ because they 10 defender on the senior deserved to go home team in 2007, she helped with a medal.” the Lions to the triple Lambrick rebounded crown, winning the city’s with a controlling win Ryan Cup, the AA Island over St. Thomas More. Don Denton/News staff It was the best Orton and provincial championOak Bay’s Jessie Collison fights for ball saw them play all year. ships. “We won it all, but even with Lambrick Park striker Emma Entzinger Lambrick’s Sarah with all the (school and during the Ryan Cup. Entzinger won the Lefebvre was named to club soccer) I played I golden boot award at the AA provincials. the Commissioner’s 11. never took into account The Claremont Sparwhat it would be like for Orton following Lambrick’s 2-0 tans finished 10th and Belmont coaches,” Orton said. win over St. Thomas More in the Bulldogs 12th among the 16 This year she stepped in to bronze-medal game. teams at the AAA senior girls coach late in the season but Emma Entzinger scored both soccer provincials in Surrey. never skipped a beat, crediting goals, and was awarded the Glenlyon Norlfolk School won its a team of hard-working, skilled golden boot for the tournament. third straight single-A championand understanding players. She also scored Lambrick’s only ship. Players and parents thanked goal in the 2-1 semifinal loss to firstname.lastname@example.org
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ROOMS FOR RENT FAIRFIELD- FULLY furn room in large 1/2 duplex, close to bus, shopping, ocean, village, quiet person. Refs. $550 mo. Avail July 1st. (250)388-7600.
LIFT CHAIR Brown, bonded leather, near new. $750. Excellent value. Moving! (250)478-5205.
SUITES, LOWER BRAEFOOT AREA, avail now. Fully furn’d 1 bdrm on bus route, W/D, $600 all utils incld, N/S, N/P 250-721-0418 BRENTWOOD BAY- quiet, cozy 1 bdrm, priv ent, W/D, D/W, elec F/P, close to bus N/S, N/P. $750 (incls hydro) July. 1. Ref’s, 250-652-5780.
COLWOOD- COZY 1 bdrm bsmt suite, $720 inclds utils & wiﬁ. Close to Royal Roads Univ, shopping, Galloping Goose trail. Pet friendly, N/S. June 1. Refs. 250-294-5516.
FOR SALE BY OWNER
FREE ROSE coloured recliner, excellent shape. You pickup. (250)383-9201. FREE WASHER/Dryer. pick-up. (250)382-9701.
FRIENDLY FRANK 1930’s STEAMER trunk $45. Large dog cage with pillow $38. (778)426-4449. 2 FOLDING lawn chairs, $25 each and a wicker cat carrier, $20. Call (250)656-4853. 2 PAIRS of drapes, excellent condition, $40 a pair. Call 250595-5734. 50 PICTURE Frames, (250)884-6790.
5 LARGE lovely house plants, $5-$10 each. Call (250)3807559. AIR TIGHT indoor stove with bricks, $40 obo. Call (250)3915109. ASTON DRAKE & Knowles collectible doll, $30. DownsiIng good value. (250)478-5205 COOKWARE (T-FAL Armaral), new, 8 piece, porcelain enamel exterior, $80. Call (250)294-2553. DOUBLE MATTRESS & box spring, excellent condition, $95. Call 250-380-9596. LARGE LADY slipper orchid, purple ﬂower, 3 pots, $28. Call 250-383-4578. MAN’S 3 piece suit, pure virgin wool, never used, w 36” h 5’8”, $90. (250)727-9425 WINE BOTTLES, (6 dozen sterilized bottles), $8 a dozen. Call (250)721-9271.
FUEL/FIREWOOD ARBUTUS, CYPRESS, ﬁr, hardwoods. Seasoned. Call 250-661-7391. SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest ﬁrewood producer offers ﬁrewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD.
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ESQUIMALT- 1 bdrm, self contained, new windows. Avail now. $650. N/S.(250)884-6790
4210 QUADRA 3250 sq.ft. 5-bdrm, 3 bath. Private, well-kept yard. Lot size 11,000 sq.ft. Must be seen! $619,000. (250)479-1194.
SAVE ON COMMISSION Sell your home for $6900 or 1% plus $900 fees FULL MLS SERVICE!
CAYCUSE: WELL maintained Recreational Property/Home. 1500 sq.ft, 3 bdrm 2 bath, 5 acres, garage. A stone throw from pristine Cowichan Lake. $399,900. Furnished. Ready to move in! Call 250-478-2648 250-745-3387.
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HOUSES FOR SALE
CORDOVA BAY. $610,000. (Bring Offers). 3 bdrm, 3 bath. Handicap features, suite, view, on bike trail. 250-818-5397.
AVAIL Now Langford Small 2BR grnd ﬂoor 5 appls side patio NS NP $950 incl hydro hot water 250-516-3264, 250634-3212
VIC WEST/ESQUIMALT, single family, 2-3 bdrms, 2 bath, ﬂower beds/vegetable garden, mostly fenced yard, RV parking, side patio. Open House Sat & Sun, June 9 & 10, 1pm3pm. (Please call 778-4300872 for more info).
COOK ST Village area. 1bdrm, hardwood ﬂoors. Heat, hot water, storage, parking incl $795 ns or pets. 250-383-1491
GORGE AREA, 2 bdrm grd level, reno’d, 4 appls, N/S, N/P, $1250 incls water/hydro, near all amens. (250)382-4297
MARIGOLD AREA- 1 bdrm, shared lndry, quiet. NS/NP. $850, (immed). 250-727-6217.
Damaged House? Pretty House? Moving? Divorcing? Estate Sale? We will Buy your House Quick Cash & Private. Mortgage Too High and House won’t sell? Can’t make payments? We will Lease Your House, Make your Payments and Buy it Later!
SIDNEY- BRIGHT 1 bdrm+ den above ground suite, new carpet, priv patio, all inclusive but cable/internet. NP/NS. $950/mo. Call 250-880-1414.
SUITES, UPPER BRENTWOOD BAY: 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 5 appl’s, 1300 sqft, avail Jul. 1st. $1350/mo. Call (250)652-3283.
TOWNHOUSES SIDNEY: NEW 3 bdrm + den, laundry, NS/NP, $1800. Avail July 1st. Call 250-217-4060.
SEMI-RETIRED lady needs Aug or Sept 1 lrg 2 bdrm suite. Teaching school in Tanner Ridge area. (250)652-9925.
WE BUY HOUSES
AUTO FINANCING DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals
MT. DOUG area, 4395 Torrington Plc., Sat, June 9, 101m-3pm. Contractors tool and material sale.
Auto Loans or We Will Pay You $1000
All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory.
Must be employed w/ $1800/mo. income w/ drivers license. DL #30526
CASH PAID FOR ALL VEHICLES in
all conditions in all locations
CEDAR HILL-The Cedars Retirement Living, 3710 Cedar Hill Rd, Sat, June 9, 1pm-5pm. Tour our acreage in the city and our building. Enjoy refreshments and home baked treats from our kitchen.
BUYING - RENTINGSELLING Call us today to place your classiﬁed ad Call 310.3535
SAXE POINT- 2 bdrm, 1 bath in 3-plex, W/D, N/S, sm pet ok, near park & bus, $1200. Equitex, 250-386-6071.
SIDNEY AREA, s x s Duplex, 3 bdrms, 2 bath, rec room, sundeck, 4 appls, ocean views, $1550. (250)656-5430.
250-885-1427 Call us ﬁrst & last, we pay the highest fair price for all dead & dying vehicles. Don’t get pimped, junked or otherwise chumped!
SAANICH: 1891 Haultain St., Sat., June 9, 9-3pm. RJH Gift Shop; clearance/garage sale all new items, proceeds to hospital. SIDNEY. 2220 Bradford Ave., Sat, June 9, 9am-3pm. 2 Family Sale! Household, etc.
Watch for our Auto Section
InMotion Every Friday
KG MOBILE Mechanic. Convenience of having a mechanic at home or on the road. (250)883-0490.
CARS 1963 FORD T-Bird, 90% restored, new paint and upholstery, original miles (32,665), needs TLC. For more information call Jake (250)474-2249.
SIDNEY, 2 bdrm Apt on Beacon, June. 1st, $1350. Peter (250)544-2300. Firm Mgmt.
OAK BAY- 2615 CRANMORE Rd, Sun, Jun 10, 8am-12noon.
1-888-229-0744 or apply at:
SAANICH- 55+furnished 2 bdrm, balcony faces Swan Creek, 5 appls, in-suite W/D. $1100.utils incld250-479-5437.
1960 ENGLISH Morris Minnor Conv. Must sell, new top, tires, rear seal, top end, carpets, etc. (Penticton, BC). Was $10,000, now asking $8000 obo. Call 250-490-4150.
Fraser Tolmie Apts1701 Cedar Hill X Rd 1-877-659-4069 1701 Cedar Hill X Rd 1-877-659-4069 1 and 2 bdrms 1-877-659-4069 www.frasertolmime.ca 1 & 2 Bedrooms 1701 Cedar Hill X Road www.frasertolmime.ca for pics
GARAGE SALES C. SAANICH. SUNDAY, June 10, 9am-2pm. 7768 E.Saanich Rd. Collectibles, misc.
1956 CONSUL MKI Estate Wagon, ONE OF APPROX 15 IN THE WORLD. Body, paint and motor all done. Lots of new parts. The car needs assembly. Will Trade for British and Cash. MUST SELL. No Time. Have all receipts. Call 250-490-4150 (Penticton, BC).
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#13-1030 Hulford Street, $450,000 Sunday June 10, 1:00 - 3:00 Owner/PropertyGuys.Com listing #192315 Virtual Audio Tour 1-866-3248687
$$$ BOATS Wanted. Any size. Cash buyer. Also trailers and outboards. 250-544-2628.
MAPLEWOOD AREA- New small 1 bdrm, partly furnished. Inclds utils, laundry, basic cable. Very quiet. $795./mo. NS/NP. Call (250)383-3425.
WANTED TO RENT
BOAT HOUSE, 40’X20’, for up to 35’ boat, high door easily accommodates a command bridge boat. Located at North Saanich Marina $50,000. obo (250)665-6045, (250)999-3248 or (250)418-1780.
2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 ﬁrm. 250-755-5191.
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WANTED: DUMBBELL Weights for working out. Please call 250-514-6688.
1992, 26 ft TRAVELAIRE, Class C Motorhome. Bright, clean, sleeps 4. Twin beds in back and fold down double bed. Excellent and clean condition. Full shower with skylight, gas generator, air conditioning, second owner, new internal batteries (worth $600), new water pump, only 91,300 km. Reliable, clean and functional. REDUCED to $15,750. (250) 748-3539
RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE
ANTIQUES, BOOKS, collectibles, furniture, china, jewellery. Estates/private libraries purchased. Galleon Books & Antiques, 250-655-0700
FREE 30 AGGREGATE Cement Blocks, 16x16. Call 250)658-2283.
This beautiful 2004 Volkswagen Touareg has been well maintained. With only 135,000 KM on an economical and spirited V6 engine, all wheel drive and tow hitch with electric brakes. Unique 6 spd Tiptronic auto transmission which will do the shifting for you or let you shift yourself for a sportier driving exp. Boasting a well equipped interior, rear mounted CD changer, this SUV cannot be missed! $16,500
TILLICUM MALL. Furnished Rm in apt. bus route. NS/NP. $550 inclusive. 250-893-8727.
WANTED: CLEAN fridge’s, upright freezers, 24” stoves, portable dishwashers, less than 15 yrs old. McFarland Industries, (250)885-4531.
METAL ROOFING & siding sales. Seconds avail. Custom roof Flashings. 250-544-3106.
GOLDSTREAM AREA1400sq ft, newly furnished, w/d, d/w, a/c, big deck & yard, hi-def TV, parking. $650 inclusive. Ray, 778-433-9556.
FOR FATHERS DAY 1990 ROLLS-ROYCE As new only 86,000 km Dealer serviced $19,900 Call 778-440-9773
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
FREE Tow away
PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEO RETOUCH, RESTORE, Edit Photos. Portraiture-Baby+Family Maternity. Home Movies to DVD. Call 250-4753332. www.cwpics.com
For scrap vehicle
NEWSPRINT ROLLENDS$2-$10. Fridays only, 8:30am to 4:30pm. #200-770 Enterprise Cres, Victoria. Goldstream Press Division. GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com
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HAULING AND SALVAGE
MOVING & STORAGE
ACCOUNTING Vida Samimi
BEAT MY Price! Best workmanship. 38 years experience. Call Mike, 250-475-0542. DRYWALL PROFESSIONAL: Small additions, boarding, taping, repairs, texture spraying, consulting. Soundproof installation;bath/moisture resistance products. Call 250.384.5055. Petrucci’s Drywall. MUD on the RUN. Small drywall repairs, textures & renovations. Ross, (250)812-4879.
250-208-8535 WOODCHUCK: Neglected garden? Spring clean-ups, hedges, power raking, aerating, weed/moss stump, blackberry & ivy removal. 24yrs exp. WCB.
AL’S AVAILABLE to update your home. Kitchens, baths, basements, etc. Licensed & Insured. Al 250-415-1397.
✭BUBBA’S HAULING✭ Honest, on time. Demolition, construction clean-ups, small load deliveries (sand, gravel, topsoil, mulch), garden waste removal, mini excavator, bob cat service. 250-478-8858.
2 BURLEY MEN MOVING. $85/hr for 2 men (no before or after travel time charges on local moves. Please call Scott or Joshua, (250)686-6507. DIAMOND MOVING. 1 ton 2 ton. Prices starting at $85/hr. Call 250-220-0734. MALTA MOVING. Serving Vancouver Island, surrounding islands and the Mainland. BBB Member. (250)388-0278.
FELIX PLUMBING. Over 35 years experience. Reasonable rates. Call 250-514-2376.
Certiﬁed General Accountant Bookkeeping, Audit, Payroll, HST. Set up & Training. E-File
TAX 250-477-4601 PENNIE’$ BOOKKEEPING Services for small business. Simply/Quickbooks. No time to get that paperwork done? We do data-entry, GST, payroll, year-end prep, and training. 250-661-1237.
CARPENTRY BENOIT CONSTRUCTION. Reno’s & Additions. Windows, Doors, Decks. 250-479-0748. GEOF’S RENO’S & Repairs. Decks, stairs, railings, gates & small additions. 250-818-7977. JOURNEYMAN- 30 yrs exp. Decks, fences, stairs, interesting projects. Call Frank, (250)477-3315. McGREGOR HOME Repair & Renos. Decks to doors. Small jobs OK. WCB. (250)655-4518
CLEANING SERVICES MALTA HOUSECLEANING Estate organizing, events, parties, ofﬁce cleaning. BBB member. (250)388-0278. SPOTLESS HOME Cleaning. Affordable, Experienced, Reliable, Efﬁcient. (250)508-1018
COMPUTER SERVICES A HOME COMPUTER Coach. Senior friendly. Computer lessons, maintenance and problem solving. Des, 250-6569363, 250-727-5519. COMPUDOC MOBILE Computer Services. Repairs, tuneups, tutoring, web sites and more. Call 250-886-8053.
CONCRETE & PLACING RBC CONCRETE Finishing. All types of concrete work. No job too small. Seniors discount. Call 250-386-7007.
CONTRACTORS BATHROOM REMODELING. “Gemini Baths” Plumb, Elec. Tile, Cabinets. 250-896-9302. CARPENTRY, DRYWALL, kitch/bath, wood ﬂoor, tiles, plumbing, renos 250-213-6877 HOME RENOS & REPAIRS. Drywall, Carpentry & Painting. Call Les (250)858-0903.
ELECTRICAL 250-361-6193. QUALITY Electric. Expert: new homes &renos. No job too sm#22779. AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550. EXPERIENCED ELECTRICIAN. Reasonable rates. 250744-6884. Licence #22202. GNC ELECTRIC Res/Comm. Reasonable rates for quality work. #43619. 250-883-7632. KENDRA’S ELECTRICAL Co. #86952. No Job too Small. Kendra, 250-415-7991. NORTHERN SUN Electric Comm/Res. $35/hr. Work Guaranteed. Any size job. (250)888-6160. Lic#13981.
EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE BUBBA’S HAULING. Mini excavator & bob cat services. Perimeter drains, driveway prep, Hardscapes, Lot clearing. Call 250-478-8858.
FENCING 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. STEPS, DECKS, Fence, new repairs, rot, mould, painting, carpentry. 250-588-3744.
DESIGN FOR PERMIT. w w w. i n t e gra d e s i g n i n c . c o m Call Steven (250) 381-4123.
DRYWALL AARON’S RENO’S Drywall, taping, texture. Insured/bonded. Free est. 250-880-0525.
Custom Landscapes Home Renovations Garden Clean-ups Accepting New Clients
(250) 858-0588 - Tree Service - Landscaping - Lawn & Garden Clean ups - Hedge trimming & Pruning - Pressure washing - Gutters Free estimates * WCB www.mowtime.ca ARE YOU in need of a professional, qualiﬁed, residential or commercial gardener? www. glenwood gardenworks.com DPM SERVICES, lawn & garden, landscape, power wash, etc. 15yrs exp. (250)883-8141 EXPERIENCED GARDENERLawns- your tools. Weeding, garden clean-up. Reasonable rates. John, (250)477-7160. Saanich/Oak Bay.
BEETLES RESIDENTIAL Renovations Ltd. Bathrooms, decks, painting, landscaping and handyman services. Fully insured and guaranteed. Free estimates. Call 250-889-4245.
FURNITURE REFINISHING. Specializing in small items, end-tables, coffee tables, chairs. Free pick-up & delivery. References available. 250-475-1462. U-NEEK SEATS. Hand cane, Danish weave, sea grass. UK Trained. Fran, 250-216-8997.
10% OFF. Aerate, Rototill, Mowing, Hedge / Shrub trimming, clean-up. 250-479-6495 J&L GARDENING Specialty yard clean-up and maintenance. Master gardeners. John or Louise (250)891-8677 AURICLE LAWNS- Superior lawn care-gardens, hedges & fert-weed mgmt. 882-3129
PARRY’S HAULING We haul it all - FREE estimates. Call Shawn 250-812-7774
BIG BEAR Handyman & Painting Services. No job too small. Free Estimates. Senior discounts. Barry 250-896-6071 YOUNG SENIOR Handyman. Household repairs. Will assist do-it-yourselfers. Call Fred, 250-888-5345.
HAULING AND SALVAGE #1 JUNK Removal & Hauling. Small Renos. Moving/Packing. Free estimates. Cheapest in town. Same day emergency removal. Call 250-818-4335. $20 & Up Garbage & Garden waste removal. Senior Disc. Free estimates. 250-812-2279. CLEAN-UP SPECIAL. You load bins, size 12 yard $100 plus dump fee or we do it all. Call 250-361-6164. FAMILY MAN Hauling. Prompt, Courteous. Call Chris for all your hauling needs. 250-920-8463.
GARDEN OVERGROWN? Weeding, lawn cuts, cleanups, pruning. John Kaiser 250-478-7314, 250-812-8236.
MALTA ASBESTOS, Mold removal. Attics, drywall & more. (250)388-0278. BBB member. M&S OXFORD Home/Commercial Reno’s & Painting. Patio’s, Decks, Sheds, Hardwood and Trim. 25 yrs exp. Quality Guar. 250-213-5204.
Seniors Downsizing & Estate Disposition
LANDSCAPE & TREE care hedges/pruning/shaping. Lawn & garden. Maint. 18 yrs exp. WCB. Andrew, (250)893-3465.
Bonded and Insured
NO JOB too BIG or SMALL. SENIOR’S SPECIAL! Prompt, reliable service. Phone Mike (ANYTIME) at 250-216-7502.
Contact Pauline Montgomery 8am-6pm 7 Days a Week
INSULATION HAULING & 250-889-5794.
GARDENING DRAFTING & DESIGN
From the Ground Up
AVAILABLE- SMALL JOBS. Drywall, plumbing,etc. Senior’s discount. Jim (250)858-4091.
217-9580 ENIGMA PAINTING Renos, commercial, residential Professional Friendly Service. ALFRED, ALFRED Quality Painting. Wholesale, Discounts! 50 years experience. 250-382-3694. A PROFESSIONAL Woman painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wallcoverings. Over 25 yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220. BLAINE’S PAINTING- Quality workmanship. $20 hr, 20 yrs exp. Blaine, 250-580-2602. COLOURS & IDEAS. Exterior/ Interior Painting. All work waranteed. Call (250)208-8383. DRYWALL REPAIRS & HOUSE PAINTING. Free estimates. If you, your family or friends need any of the above give Joseph Bronson a call 250-686-0663. Reasonable rates in a tight economy. I take pride in the end results. LADY PAINTER Serving the Peninsula for over 20 yrs. Interior/exterior. Call Bernice, 250-655-1127.
High quality, Organized. Interior/Exterior Residential/Commercial Jeff, 250-472-6660 Cell 250-889-7715 Member BBB
GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS 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. AL’S V.I.P. Gutter Cleaning, Guards, windows, powerwashing, roof de-moss, repairs. Insured. Call (250)507-6543. PERIMETER EXTERIORS. Gutter Cleaning, Repairs, Demossing, Upgrades. WCB, Free estimates. 250-881-2440.
SAVE-A-LOT HAULING Furniture, appliance, garden waste, we take it all! Always lowest rate, senior discount. Brad 250-217-9578.
CBS MASONRY BBB A+. Chimney, Fireplaces, Rock, Flagstone, Concrete, Pavers, Repair, Rebuild, Renew. “Quality is our Guarantee.” Free Competitive Est’s. Call (250) 294-9942/589-9942. www.cbsmasonry.com
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PLASTERING PATCHES,Drywall, skimming, old world texturing, coves, ﬁreplaces. Bob, 250-642-5178.
PRESSURE WASHING DRIVEWAYS, WALKWAYS, Decks, etc. Reasonable rates. 250-744-8588, Norm.
ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS A&R ROOFING Ltd. Residential & Commercial. New & rerooﬁng expert. Torch-on, cedar shakes, roof repairs, gutter cleaning. WCB covered. Free estimates. Mike 250-516-3944
STEREO/TV/DVD WANTED: DVD PLAYER. Please call 250-514-6688.
STUCCO/SIDING PATCHES, ADDITIONS, restucco, renos, chimney, waterprooﬁng. Bob, 250-642-5178. RE-STUCCO & HARDY Plank/Painting Specialist. 50 years experience. Free estimates. Dan, 250-391-9851.
A1. SHAWN The Tile GuyRes/ Comm/ Custom/ Renos. 250-686-6046
ST PAINTING free est, written guarantee and full ref’s. WCB ins. Call Kaleb (250)884-2597.
MALTA WOOL-BLOWN insulation/ Spray foam application. (250)388-0278. BBB member.
CBS MASONRY BBB A+ Accredited Business. Chimneys, Fireplaces, Flagstone Rock, Concrete Pavers, Patios, Sidewalk Repair. Replace, Rebuild, Renew! “Quality is our Guarantee”. Free Competitive Estimates. Call (250)294-9942 or 250-589-9942. www.cbsmasonry.com
KERRY’S GAS & PLUMBING SERVICESRepair, maintenance & install. 250-360-7663.
TREE SERVICES LOCAL TREE CO. 30 yrs exp. Bucket truck, chipper. We buy logs. Insured. (250)883-2911.
UPHOLSTERY UPHOLSTERER work. Your fabric 250-480-7937.
MASONRY & BRICKWORK YARD ART. Yard Maintenance, Tree & Hedge Pruning, Lawn Care. Call 250-888-3224
FREE ESTIMATES. Reasonable. Reliable. No job too small. Call 250-388-5544.
WINDOW CLEANING BOB’S WINDOW Cleaning Roof demoss, gutters. 25 yrs. Cell 250-884-7066, 381-7127.
WRITTEN GUARANTEE Budget Compliance
15% SENIORS DISCOUNT YOUR PERSONAL Interior Painter. No Job too Big or Too Small. Call Gilbert today for free quote. (250)886-6446.
PLUMBING EXPERIENCED JOURNEYMAN Plumber. Renos, New Construction & Service. Fair rates. Insured. Reliable, friendly. Great references. Call Mike at KNA (250)880-0104.
DAVE’S WINDOW Cleaning. Windows, Gutters, Sweeping, Roofs, Roof Demossing, Pressure Washing. 250-361-6190. GLEAMING WINDOWS Gutters+De-moss. Free estimate. 18 yrs. Brian, 514-7079. WCB.
WINDOWS ALFRED, ALFRED Quality Windows Wholesale, Discounts! 50 years Construction experience. 250-382-3694.
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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
OPENHOUSES Published Every Thursday
219 Superior, $538,000
3901 Seaton, $444,900
407-5332 Sayward Hill, $680,000
4236 Oak View, $929,900
Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jeff Bishop, 250-474-6003
Saturday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Lynn MacDonald 250 479-3333
Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun John Percy 250 744-3301
Saturday 2-4 MacDonald Realty Lorraine Stundon 250 812-0642
2358 Scott St, $415,000 Saturday 2-4 Duttons & Co. Real Estate Ltd. Colin Moorman, 250-383-7100
Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Rene Blais 250 655-0608
Sunday 2-5 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250 380-6683
Sunday 1-3 Address Realty Ltd Ron Fedosenko 250 391-1893
201-1284 Beach, $825,000 Saturday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Lynn MacDonald 250 479-3333 pg. 10
309-1012 Collinson St, $289,000 Saturday 1-3 Newport Realty David Harvey, 250-385-2033
895 Falkland Rd, $689,900 pg. 6
Saturday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty John Byrne, 250-479-3333
Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jeff Bishop, 250-474-6003
Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Karen Scott, 250 744-3301
Thursday - Sunday 1-4 Brown Brothers Real Estate Robert Young 250 385-8780
Sunday 12-2 Newport Realty Fred Hiigli 250 385-2033
Saturday 1-3 & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Paul Whitney, 250-889-2883
301-1715 Richmond Ave Sunday 1-3 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Claire Yoo, 250-477-1100
307-860 View St, $254,900 pg. 12
101-66 Songhees Rd, $569,900 Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Address Realty Ltd Michelle Vermette, 250-391-1893
Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Paul Whitney, 250-889-2883
1-228 Michigan, $799,000 Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Geoff Field 250 477-7291
3-828 Rupert Terrace Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Murray Lawson 250 385-9814
Saturday 2-4 Sutton West Coast Hiro Nakatani 250 661-4476
Saturday 1:30-3 RE/MAX Camosun Diana Devlin, 250-744-3301
404-300 Waterfront, $548,500
Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Robert Nemish, 250-744-3301
Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd Terry Kurash 250 888-1187
2-1120 Pembroke, $414,900
Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Dorothee Friese, 250-477-7291
C-113 Superior, $489,500
Saturday 1-3 Newport Realty Robert Buckle 250 385-2033
Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd Frank Chan 250 477-7291
Saturday 12-2 Boorman’s Real Estate Michael Boorman 250-595-1535
203-1400 Newport, $179,500
Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Gladys Walsh 250-384-8124 pg. 20
Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Mark Shepard 250-385-2033
Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Cheryl Bejcar 250 592-4422
Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Wendy Herrick 250-656-0131
843 Parklands Dr, $469,000 Saturday 12-3 Pemberton Holmes David Johnston, 250-384-8124
934 Craigﬂower, $379,000 Friday, Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Nicole Burgess 250 384-8124
516 Comerford, $539,900 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Peter Gray, 250-744-3301
Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Paul Holland 250 592-4422
Saturday 2-4 Address Realty Ltd. Mike Chubey, 250-391-1893
1326 Lyall St, $499,900 pg. 20
Saturday 2:30-4 Re/Max Camosun April Prinz, 250-744-3301
Saturday 1:30-3:30 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Jordan Thome 250 592-4422
Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Kathryn Alexander, 250-881-4440
Saturday & Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Kevin Sing, 250 477-7291
Saturday & Sunday 2-5 Fair Realty Ray Kong, 250-590-7011
8-5156 Cordova Bay, $389,000 Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Kent Deans, 250-686-4141
1845 Penshurst St, $614,900
Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Pat Meadows, 250-592-4422
3648 Doncaster, $939,000 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty June Wing, 250-479-3333
4674 Lochside, $949,000 Saturday 2-4 JonesCo Real Estate Inc. Ian Heath 250-655-7653
4631 Ocean Park Pl Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Bill Ethier, 250-592-4422
985 Eagle Reach, $749,000 Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Cheryl Bejcar 250 592-4422
1561 Elm, $549,900 pg. 24
937 Kentwood, $629,000 Friday 2-4 Boorman’s Real Estate Michael Boorman 250-595-1535
3942 Aspen, $795,000 Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Gary Bazuik, 250-477-5353
102-1663 McKenzie Ave, $364,900 Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Daniel Stapleton, 250-588-2178
1530 Kenmore Rd, $615,000 pg. 22
Sunday 1-4 Access Realty Dave Vogel, 250-588-8378
5940 Old West Saanich, $779,000 pg. 22
302-940 Boulderwood Rise, $457,000 Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Farley Fahey, 250-818-5500
4806 Amblewood, $859,000 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Diana Winger 250-999-3683
Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Ruth Stark 250 477-1100
Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty John West 250 385-2033
1405 Ana Clare Pl, $689,000 Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Farley Fahey, 250-818-5500
405-1159 Beach Dr
1552 Oak Crest Drive
Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Dorothee Friese, 250-477-7291
3735 Doncaster, $699,900
Saturday 2-4 Jonesco Real Estate Wayne Garner 250 881-8111
203-5350 Sayward Hill, $649,000
2046 Kings Rd, $569,500 pg. 8
3-4771 Cordova Bay, $799,000
4495 Gordon Pt, $989,000
Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Lynne Sager 250 744-3301
4631 Ocean Park Pl
Saturday 1-3 MacDonald Realty Ltd Leslee Farrell 250 388-5882
948 Walema, $649,000 pg. 24
Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Bill Ethier, 250-592-4422
102-614 Fernhill Pl, $199,900 pg. 19
Sunday 3-4 Pemberton Holmes Jerry Bola 857-0178
Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Mark Shepard 250-385-2033
307-1620 McKenzie, $358,000 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd May Liu 250 477-7291
984 Taine, $569,000
4800 Sea Ridge, $749,000 Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Cheryl Bejcar 250 592-4422
1250 Craigﬂower pg. 6
1897 Gonzales Ave, $789,000 pg. 13
5336 Sayward Hill, $899,900 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Karen Scott, 250 744-3301
309-1618 North Dairy, $354,000
580 Beach, $1,599,000
Saturday 1-3 Fair Realty Jinwoo Jeong, 250-885-5114
404-420 Foster, $239,000 Sunday 1-3 Century 21 Queenswood Ruth Stark 250 477-1100
Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Bill Ethier, 250-920-7000
4715 Amblewood, $799,900
1-665 Admirals, $449,900 Sunday 2-4 Brown Brothers Real Estate Robert Young 250 385-8780
Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Brad MacLaren, 250-727-5448
2080 Pauls, $749,000
1860 San Juan Ave
2817 Foul Bay Rd, $519,900
4169 Douglas, $419,000
2353 Windsor, $799,000
Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Pat Meadows, 250-592-4422
Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Robert Nemish, 250-744-3301
981 Summitwood, $1,295,000
2625 Orchard Ave, $734,900 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Philip Illingworth, 250-477-7291
Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Peter Crichton, 250-889-4000
3093 Washington, $729,000
302-1270 Beach Dr., $437,500
Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye, 250-384-8124
304-1121 Oscar St, 369,900 pg. 18
Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes David Scotney, 250-384-8124
Saturday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Ltd Eleanor V Smith, 250 388-5882
Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Cathy Duncan & Associates 250 658-0967
1428 Edgeware, $589,000
Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Deborah Piper, 250-477-5353
2112 Pentland, $950,000
206-20 Olympia, $219,900 pg. 13
206-1035 McClure, $209,900 pg. 17
Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Mike McCulloch, 250-384-7663
1646 Longacre Dr, $585,000
Sunday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Vic Smith 250-479-3333
302-1190 View St, $355,000
1050 Pentrelew, $668,000
Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Brett Jones, 250-385-2033
Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Morgan Baker, 250-361-6520
1606 Belmont Ave, $759,900
Saturday 2-4 JonesCo Real Estate Inc. Ian Heath 250-655-7653
Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Mike Van Nerum, 250-477-1100
1005-225 Belleville, $649,900
1709 Fernwood Rd, $399,000
Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Paul Whitney, 250-889-2883
1-1110 Pembroke, $394,900
Saturday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty John Byrne, 250-479-3333
Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Cheryl Woolley, 250-477-7291
2323 Evelyn, $648,500 Saturday 1-4 Sutton West Coast Mikko Ikonen 250 479-3333
Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Corie Meyer 250 384-8124
4030/4040 Borden St, $239,900
203-1642 McKenzie, $384,900
599 St Patrick, $919,900
402-305 Michigan, $224,800
14-12 Erie St, $349,900
401-1146 View St.
6-1246 Fairﬁeld, $315,000
1146 Richardson, $354,000
Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Patricia Parkins, 250-385-2033
Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Michael Luyt, 250-216-7547
Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Glen Myles, 250-385-2033
3236 Cedar Hill
110 Jedburgh, $479,900
1073 Oliver, $799,000
1494 Fairﬁeld, $309,900
Saturday & Sunday 2-3:30 Address Realty Ltd. Irina Lobatcheva, 250-391-1893
Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd Frank Chan 250 477-7291
Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Bruce McCulloch, 250-479-3333
27 Cahilty Lane, $459,900
1275 Dominion Rd, $449,900
Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Mara 250 384-8124
Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Mike Van Nerum, 250-477-1100
304-2210 Cadboro Bay Rd, $349,900
103-305 Michigan, $243,900
Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Philip Illingworth, 250-477-7291
Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Plank 250 360-6106
402-288 Eltham, $399,900
3166 Somerset, $501,900
Saturday & Sunday 1-4 RE/MAX Camosun Mark Lawless, 250-744-3301
Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Fred Lerch, 250-889-2528
Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Noah Dobson 250 385-2033
211-545 Manchester, $189,900
Sunday 2-4 MacDonald Realty Lorraine Stundon 250 812-0642
13 Tovey Cres, $639,900
407-380 Waterfront, $428,000 pg. 32
Sunday 2-4 Boorman’s Rod Hay, 250-595-1535
733A Humboldt Daily noon - 5 pm (exc Fri) Fair Realty Ryan Bicknell 250 480-3000
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111-909 Pembroke, $215,000
601-365 Waterfront, $1,229,000 pg. 18
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Daily noon - 5 pm (exc Fri) Fair Realty Ryan Bicknell 250 480-3000
Saturday 2-4 Brown Brothers Real Estate Robyn Hamilton 250 385-8780
Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Gordon Lee 250-385-2033
Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Sandy Berry, 250-385-2033
5304-2829 Arbutus, $729,000
1260 Loenholm Rd, $464,000
Saturday 1-3 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Doug Sunray 250 477-1100
Saturday & Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Wayne Hyslop, 250-477-7291
A20 • www.saanichnews.com 4823 Prospect Lake Rd, $1,165,000 Sunday 1-3 Address Realty Ltd. Mike Chubey, 250-391-1893
727 Viaduct East, $624,900 Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Pat Meadows, 250-592-4422
21-10459 Resthaven, $599,000
22-1287 Verdier, $374,900
3255 Willshire, $448,000
3134 Wishart, $464,500
Saturday 3-4 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911
Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Morley Bryant, 250-477-5353
Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Nancy Vieira 250 384-8124
Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Brad MacLaren, 250-727-5448
Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Lucy Richardson 250 360 7399
Sunday 1-3 Sparling Real Estate Ltd. Trevor Lunn, 250-656-5511
8650 Richland, $969,900
Sunday 2:30-4:30 Newport Realty Fred Hiigli 250 385-2033
Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty David Stevens, 250 477-5353
15-7701 Central Saanich, $139,000 pg. 27
Saturday 2-3 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911
Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Wendy Herrick 250-656-0131
3975 Arlene, $599,900 pg. 26
Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Shirley Zailo 250-478-4828
Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Frances Wade, 250-656-0131
1006 Isabell, $459,000
6467 Central Saanich, $689,000
Saturday 3-4 Pemberton Holmes Jerry Bola 857-0178
Saturday 2-4 Fair Realty Ray Kong, 250-590-7011
642 Tyler, $715,000
403-10160 Third St, $379,000 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Gay Helmsing, 250-655-0608
Thursday - Monday 3-5 Gordon Hulme Realty Don King 250 656-4626
Saturday 2-3 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911
Daily 1:30-4 Century 21 Queenswood Chuck Meagher 250 477-1100
Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Dean Innes 250 477-5353
3880 Mildred, $649,000
1110-6880 Wallace Dr, $729,900 pg. 26
2030 Salem Ter, $589,900
71-7701 Central Saanich, $142,500 Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty May Hamilton, 250-477-5353
Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Cheryl Woolley, 250-477-7291
7161 West Saanich Rd, $319,900
9637 Second St, $549,900
Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Pat Meadows, 250-592-4422
Thursday-Monday 3-5 Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters, 250-655-0608
Saturday 11:30-1:30 Re/Max Camosun Peter Gray, 250-882-3333
4017 South Valley, $724,900 Sunday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Dean Innes 250 477-5353
9130 Ardmore, $1,199,000 Sunday 2-4 JonesCo Real Estate Inc. Ian Heath 250-655-7653
103-10459 Resthaven Dr. pg. 3
Saturday 1-3 Cornerstone Properties Ltd. Neil Gurton, 250-475-2006
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Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Deanna Noyce 250 744-3301
Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Bill Carnegie 250 474-6003
Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Carol Stevens, 250-474-6003
Sunday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Tammi Dimock 250 642-6361
2381 French Rd N, $359,900 Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Norma Campbell, 250-477-5353
2882 Sooke River, $679,000 pg. 29
Tuesday-Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Paul King, 250-384-8124
Daily 1:30-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Chuck Meagher, 250-477-1100
Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Brad Maclaren, 250-727-5448
Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Tammi Dimock 250 642-6361
6247 East Sooke, $379,000 Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Jacquie Jocelyn, 250-384-8124
Sunriver Estates Sales Centre pg. 5
Saturday-Thursday 11-4 Newport Realty Blair Watling 250 642-2233
2710A Phillips, $585,000 pg. 29
Saturday 12:30-2 SmartMove Real Estate Blair Veenstra, 250-380-6683
513 Caleb Pike, $635,000 Saturday 2:30-4 SmartMove Real Estate Blair Veenstra, 250-380-6683
615 St Andrews Lane, $509,900 pg. 31
662 Goldstream Ave., $254,900 pg. 45
Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Gregg Mah 250 384-8124
2363 Echo Valley Dr, $589,500
Daily 1-4 Kahl Realty Jason Kahl 250-391-8484
Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Jacqueline Baker, 250-384-8124
2239 McIntosh, $399,000
Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Deborah Kline 250 661-7680
3552 Promenade, $749,900 pg. 45
1016 Brown, $389,900
Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Tracy Fozzard 250 744-3301
5308 Rocky Pt Rd, $599,000 pg. 6
119-2733 Peatt Rd, $369,900
Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Shirley Zailo 250-478-4828
2115 Ida Ave, $549,900 pg. 30
Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Gary Bazuik, 250-477-5353
411-866 Brock, $360,000 pg. 5
584 Kingsview, $488,888 pg. 30
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5071 Stag, $750,000
915 Forshaw, $370,000
2433 Prospector Way, $629,000
Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Sharen Warde 250 592-4422
Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Rick Couvelier, 250-477-7291
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Saturday 2:30-4 Pemberton Holmes Shelna Atkinson, 250-384-8124
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608 Fairway Ave, $324,900
Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Deana Fawcett, 250-893-8932
Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Alliance Karen Love, 250-386-8875
3358 Happy Valley Rd, $479,900
104-2120 Harrow Gate, $424,000
Sunday 12:30-2 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250 380-6683
Saturday 3-4 Pemberton Holmes Jerry Bola 857-0178
2207 Spirit Ridge, $985,000
3426 Pattison Way, $479,900
201-2415 Amherst, $434,500 Saturday 12-1 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911
3217 Mallow Crt, $389,000
Sunday 2-3:30 Re/Max Camosun Don Burnham, 250-516-1510
6-2020 White Birch Rd, $399,000 pg. 3
Saturday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Ltd Sean Farrell 250 388-5882
1043 Whitney, $384,900-$464,900
973 Tayberry, $429,900
Sunday 1-2 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911
Saturday & Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Bill Knowles, 250-656-0131
2941 Golden Spike, $415,000
Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Sam Sihota, 250-744-3301
Sunday 2-4 JonesCo Real Estate Inc. Ian Heath 250-655-7653
Saturday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Jim Fields, 250-857-5467
Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Greg Long, 250-384-8124
820 Orono Ave, $434,000
2455 Prospector, $679,000
983 Arngask Ave, $639,900
Sunday 2-4 One Percent Realty Tania McFadden 250 589-0248
10384 Bowerbank Rd, $599,000 pg. 39
117-643 Granderson, $369,000 Sunday 12-1:30 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Gregg Mah 250 384-8124
Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Doug Poruchny 250-474-4800
1001 Wild Ridge
109-3220 Jacklin, $299,000
2478 Ocean, $739,000
10323 Resthaven, $1,049,000
1170 Gerda, $649,900 Saturday 2-4 One Percent Realty Valentino, 250-686-2242
Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Alliance Ron Neal 250 386-8181
593 Latoria, $295,000
2558 Selwyn Rd., $465,000
217 Carmanah Pl, $620,000 pg. 27
34-520 Marsett, $599,500 pg. 12
Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Judy Gerrett, 250-656-0131
402-1240 Verdier, $349,500 pg. 26
Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Jackie Adkins, 250-477-5353
Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Leslie Manson 250 744-3301
4227 Wilkinson, $449,900 Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty May Hamilton, 250-477-5353
8541 Bexley, $558,888
10917 Boas Rd pg. 1
Saturday 2-4 Brown Brothers Real Estate Robert Young 250 385-8780
11058 Larkspur, $559,000
Saturday 12-1:30 & Sunday 2:30-4 Pemberton Holmes Shelna Atkinson, 250-384-8124
3926 Jean Place, $649,000
10314 Gabriola Pl, $522,000
Saturday 1-4 Address Realty Ltd. Adam Hales, 250-391-1893
Saturday 3:30-4:30 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911
Sunday 2:30-4 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown 250 380-6683
631 Southwood, $999,000
62-2070 Amelia Ave, $215,000
201-9861 Fifth, $299,000
608 Fairway Ave
526 Carnation Pl, $249,900
Sunday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Cheryl Bejcar 250 592-4422
7161 West Saanich
201-9905 Fifth, $389,900
1055 Violet Ave, $825,000
Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Daryl Ashby, 250-478-9141
Saturday 2-3 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911
2280 Aldeane, $544,900
Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Rick Turcotte, 250-744-3301
12-1287 Verdier, $405,900
Saturday 3-5 Re/Max Camosun Rick Turcotte, 250-744-3301
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304-4535 Viewmont, $234,900
Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Carol Stevens, 250-474-6003
Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Norma Campbell, 250-477-5353
409-4536 Viewmont, $289,900
Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Deborah Kline 250 661-7680
201-2829 Peatt Rd, $224,900
96-7701 Central Saanich, $119,000
302-2311 Mills Rd, $259,000
618 Baxter, $479,000
Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Mark Rice, 250 588-2339
15-2070 Amelia Ave, $224,500
5709 Wallace, $737,000
Sunday 1-3 Victoria Classic Realty Shaun Lees 250 386-1997
9554 Sharples, $518,000
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ROAD TO LONDON A celebrat ion of ou r Olympic at h let es
Olympicfacts Summer Games begin in July
Diver Riley McCormick changes tactics as he prepares for the Games
The 2012 Summer Olympic Games will be held July 27 to Aug. 12 in London, England.
Official flame now in the U.K.
Story by KYLE SLAVIN
iley McCormick says the London Olympics will be a different experience than Beijing. And he’s veering away from what he did four years ago to give him the best chance possible of winning. “What will be best for me will be focusing my time and energy into consistent training, rather than travelling around to different meets before the Olympics,” the 20-year-old Saanich resident said. Even from a mental perspective, getting a spot on the Olympic team was entirely different this time around. “The first time it was an ‘I made it!’ feeling. I was ecstatic. I had achieved my goal,” he said. “This time I was excited, of course, but I felt more relieved than anything. Last time (at the Olympics), I had already accomplished my goal (of qualifying).” McCormick secured his Olympic spot on May 27 at the Diving Canada Olympic trials in Montreal. He completed an impressive fifth-round reverse dive, earning perfect 10s from four of the judges, and clinching a spot before taking his final dive. Training as an Olympic platform diver is no easy feat. McCormick, who’ll participate in the 10-metre event in London, spends seven days a week training at Saanich Commonwealth Place. His rigid schedule involves an hour of dry land work in the morning (stretching, flips, acrobatics) followed by an hour in the water. And then his afternoon begins with another hour out of the water, followed by two hours in the water. “I have to have a good strategy with my coach … in order to not blow everything out, and have nothing left in the tank for the Olympics. I feel like we had a great strategy, because I’m not exhausted from it, and I’m ready to keep going.” As an athlete, McCormick sees that he’s improved significantly since the 2008 Beijing Olympics. “I don’t have as many errors. I’m a lot more consistent,” he said. “I’m also doing much more difficult dives now.” Another aspect of attending the Olympics that he hopes will be different this time around is getting a chance to see other athletes compete. “This time I’m definitely going to take a different approach, and I’m going to try and see some sights, and see other events,” he said, mentioning that a soccer game is top of mind, in that respect. But his priority remains ensuring he’s physically and mentally prepared when he’s standing 10 metres above the water at the London Aquatics Centre. “It’s very, very stressful … but I’m still hungry for this – I’m hungry to do well at the Olympics.” email@example.com
The Olympic Flame was lit in Olympia, Greece on May 10 and after a short relay around that country, it arrived in the United Kingdom May 18.
Thousands carry Olympic torch The Olympic Torch was carried by 8,000 torchbearers, who travelled 12,874 kilometres through more than 1,000 communities. On average, each torchbearer carried the flame 300 metres.
Stadium built to be Games centre Olympic Stadium will be used for Olympic athletics, opening and closing ceremonies and Paralympic athletics. The 53-metre high structure took three years to construct and required 10,000 tonnes of steel.
Festival time in London
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Saanich diver Riley McCormick competes during the Men’s Open Platform diving competition for the 2012 Winter Senior Nationals at Commonwealth Place pool.
The London 2012 Festival runs for 12 weeks across the U.K., from June 21 to Sept. 9. It includes 1,000 events.
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FAST FACTS ✦ The 2012 MS Bike Tour Cowichan
Cyclists look forward to a Grape Escape Cyclists are set to pedal into the Cowichan Valley for the South Island’s biggest fundraiser for the MS Society. By Jennifer Blyth Black Press
Corrie Harrison was introduced to the MS Society’s Grape Escape ride for MS several years ago while working at a local radio station. Five years later, she and her team are pedalling stronger than ever, enjoying the camaraderie and fun of the ride, but also the thrill of helping contribute to the fight to end multiple sclerosis. The picturesque ride, with several distances to accommodate many riders, takes place in the Cowichan Valley over two days July 7 and 8, with numerous stops at wineries, farms and other unique destinations along the way. “When you finish, you just feel great,” Harrison says. “There’s the personal challenge you have riding, the fun of meeting people and stopping at all those neat places. You meet so many people – the whole experience is just terrific!” Joining Harrison and the Random Do-Gooders have been Tammy Osland, Melissa Foster, Sarah Butcher, Lydia Byran and Candyce Nowak, with others “recruited” over the years to join the fun – and fundraising. Each Grape Escape rider commits to raising a minimum of $325 to participate, but many fundraise much more. In fact, the Random Do-Gooders will be at Galaxy Motors from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday, June 9, for their third annual carwash in support of the MS Society. Through this and other fundraisers, such as their recent hot dog sales at the Selkirk Waterfront Festival, the team hopes to top , y their $$7,000 total from last yyear,, and has their eye
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Valley Grape Escape is being hosted for the first time at Shawnigan Lake School, meaning participants can enjoy many of the same stops, but via a new route. Find more information about the route at www. cowichanvalleygrapeescape.com ✦ The venue change also brings an earlier ride – July 7 & 8 – and registration has already surpassed last year’s numbers!
REGISTRATION INFO ✦ Registration to July 6 is $55 or $90 with dorm fee for those staying overnight at Shawnigan Lake School. ✦ Note that all riders must raise at least $325 to join the event. If the minimum has not been raised by July 7, they will be asked to cover the difference in order to participate.
ABOUT MS ✦ 160 Grape Escape volunteers
The Random Do-Gooders are looking forward to this year’s Grape Escape bike ride for MS, July 7 and 8. on the $10,000 mark, Harrison says. Over the last four years, some of the fundraisers have been almost as memorable as the event itself, she says, recalling their inaugural car wash – held on her birthday – which raised a whopping $1,000, thanks to many hands coming out to help. “The amount of support we had for that was terrific,” she says, remembering telling friends and family that her ideal birthday gift that year would be their help washing cars. “That was the most memorable fundraiser, but there are so many memories you make, I could probably go on forever!” In addition to the team’s fundraising goals, Harrison also sets personal challenges for the ride. “La “Last year was the first year I didn’t walk my bik bike at all!” A Advice to new riders? “The first thing I wo would say is when you reach a hill don’t loo look up – that’s how I made it up each and ev every hill last year,” she laughs. While Harrison is one of the few riders w who doesn’t have a personal connection to M MS through friends or family, the people sh she has met over the years have offered p plenty of inspiration. In turn, one of the successes of such a m major event is in the sense of commun nity it creates, and through it the support ffor the many people living with multiple sclerosis on the South Island. People realize that they are not alone as they live with the disease; there are many, many people who are lending their support, both to find a cure and to help provide
All the volunteers and riders I met were so pleasant and positive. It was truly a pleasure. All of the riders cycling in had big smiles and positive energy oozing into the air. Kari-Lyn Owen, Team Captain, Powerade Pedalers
Corrie Harri son finishes the Grape Escape in 2010.
programs and services right here on the South Island. In fact, it’s hoped that with increased numbers and fundraising, this year’s Grape Escape will bring in $500,000. A complex neurological disease often diagnosed in young adults aged 15 to 40, multiple sclerosis is unpredictable, affecting vision, hearing, memory, balance and mobility. However, no one need face MS alone. Here in Victoria, as in communities across Canada, volunteers and MS Society staff provide information, support, educational events and other resources for people with MS and their families. Researchers funded by the MS Society are working to develop new and better treatments. Their ultimate goal is a cure.
contribute about 1,070 hours over the course of the ride. ✦ Fundraisers include the Random Do-Gooders’ can wash June 9 at Galaxy Motors and the Team Woop do Woos’ Kick for the Cure June 9 (www.mskickforthecure.com). ✦ The MS Society of Canada is the largest funder of MS research in Canada. Founded in 1948, the society has invested more than $98 million in research to date. ✦ Canadians have one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in the world and the disease affects three times as many women as men. ✦ MS is the most common neurological disease affecting young adults in Canada; every day, three more people in Canada are diagnosed. ✦ Can’t join the ride? Help put an end to MS by supporting another team or rider. It’s as easy as visiting www.cowichanvalleygrapeescape. com ✦ Contact the South Vancouver Island Chapter of the MS Society of Canada at 250-388-6496 ✦ Learn more about the many volunteer positions available at www.cowichanvalleygrapeescape. com/volunteer-today
GEAR UP TO END Cowichan Valley Grape Escape July 7 & 8, 2012 Register now: msbiketours.ca 250.388.6496
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Foster gets a boost from Fairways LOCAL DINING
Thanks to the support of customers, suppliers and staff, Fairway Market presented a cheque last Friday to the David Foster Foundation for $86,817. The cheque represented the culmination of the local grocery’s successful three-week fundraising campaign for the foundation, which provides financial support to Canadian families with children in need of lifesaving organ transplants. “It all goes to a great cause,” said Fairway Market vice-president Robert Jay. “Fairway is always involved in the community and wants to give back. Families are a good fit for Jennifer Blyth us as we see generations Business Beat coming to our stores.” Mel Cooper, David Foster Foundation’s honorary director and special advisor, said the fact Fairway is nearing its 50th anniversary in Greater Victoria is timely. “It shows the importance of local support. This is where we began as the David Foster Foundation 25 years ago (and) now, as a national foundation, our need for support is greater than ever before.”
In the community The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Victoria’s Whale Derby returns to Esquimalt Gorge Park and the Gorge Waterway on Saturday (June 9). This unique fundraiser will see more than 4,500 small yellow plastic whales racing down the waterway at 1 p.m. It’s part of Wild About Whales, a free family event that runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ‘Whale adoption’ tickets are available through Boys & Girls Clubs at a cost of $5 each, five
for $20 or 25 for $100. The lucky owners of the numbers attached to the first six whales across the finish win one of six great prizes: A $2,200 WestJet voucher, a patio set and heater, a bicycle, an iPad, $500 cash or a Fender acoustic guitar with lessons. For details, visit www.bgcvic.org/ wildaboutwhales.
New & Notable Victoria Massage Therapy and Health Solutions has opened downtown Victoria in the Yarrow Building. Kasey Thompson’s integrated health-care clinic provides massage, acupuncture, naturopathy, athletic therapy and physiotherapy. To celebrate their grand opening, through June the clinic’s team of health-care professionals is offering integrated health assessments to the public by donation (suggested $10), with proceeds going to Kidsport Victoria. Appointments can be booked online or by calling 250-590-5221. Ottavio Italian Bakery & Delicatessen on Oak Bay Avenue hosts Festa Italiano from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday (June 9), including food, Italian wine and beer tasting, the splitting of the parmagiano cheese, plus a gathering of Vespas, Ducatis, Ferraris and more. The Fairmont Empress is celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee with an array of royal events, officially declaring June 2012 “Royal Month.” Festivities include an exclusive dinner, a Royal Dog Show and Tea Party, and a Royal Brunch in the hotel’s new Ivy Ballroom. A new era of Afternoon Tea begins with the launch of Royal-Tea which includes a live tableside presentation of honey from Chef Silva’s bee garden. Call 250-384-8111 for more details. To submit your business item or community event, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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