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Massive rate hikes by Port Metro Vancouver have many questioning role of the port authority ADRiAn MaCnair rePorTer

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adner residents facing huge lease rate increases on float homes and marinas want to dump the Port Metro Vancouver (PMV), and take control of their own waterway. While PMV collects the money, people in Ladner says they don't do much else. "Dredging was supposed to be their responsibility but I don't know what happened there," said Harvey Gifford, chair of the Ladner Harbour Fishers' Committee, which is the advisory body to Delta, the harbour authority. He's also a member of the Downtown Ladner Waterfront Redevelopment Advisory Committee, which has been trying to get the harbour dredged without success. "Everybody's fed up with [PMV]. Some people are getting increases of 100 per cent, 200 per cent, 400 per cent, and you get nothing for it." PMV has put in $2 million for dredging, and Delta has matched, but $4 million is still needed from senior levels of government to properly dredge the river. Ladner Harbour's fishing boats and the water lot leases are currently administered under the Ladner Harbour Authority (LHA), but PMV sets the rates in a sublease agreement with the province. One idea currently being floated is to extend that authority all the way down Ladner Reaches and negotiate those leases into the LHA, similar to what happens in Richmond. Currently, the LHA only handles the commercial fishing dock, along with the harbour house and the float homes on the north side of Ladner harbour. "Many years ago, Steveston Harbour became a harbour authority that actually

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bought the water leases from the Fraser Authority at the time," said Coun. Bruce McDonald. Steveston manages the leases and sets and collects the rents, which makes them accountable at a local level. They can also focus more on local issues, such as dredging. Mike Owen, manager of Ladner Reach Marina, said Ladner might run better on a model like Steveston's. He wants to incorporate the submerged provincial crown lands in Deas Slough, Canoe Pass, Sea Reach, and Ladner Reach, into the LHA. That would mean Owen would no longer have to pay PMV, instead writing his lease cheques directly to the LHA, which would have its own agreement with the province. "[PMV] has made a statement they don't want to do any dredging or put any money out where there's not commercially viable lands for them to deal with," said Owen. "And their industrial focus is really big freighters and big terminals." Owen said he's received many calls from water lot leaseholders telling him their rent is being raised by PMV any-

›inBrief BC ferries ditches fuel surcharge

Trips on BC Ferries will be more affordable thanks to the company's decision Wednesday to eliminate fuel surcharges on its major and minor routes. The two per cent fuel surcharge was removed altogether as of Friday, nov. 30, on the three routes between Vancouver island and the Lower Mainland, including the Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay run, as well as the Horseshoe Bay–Langdale route, and other minor routes. “The recent decrease in the cost of fuel allows us to eliminate the fuel surcharges, which is great news for holiday travellers,” said Mike Corrigan, BC Ferries’ President and CEO. —Staff reporter

where between 50 and 300 per cent. He estimates Ladner's leaseholders represent less than one per cent of PMV income but generate between 10 and 20 per cent of their issues. The biggest one is the issue of dredging, since dredging the main traffic corridor of the Fraser River at an internationally acceptable depth for the freighters is causing silting on the south side of the river. "It's ludicrous for somebody like the Port or the province or the federal government to say, well that's too bad. This is a national, federal waterway. It needs to be dredged." Delta-South MLA Vicki Huntington says the idea is interesting and should be explored, but there needs to be some clarity about the private and Crown land. "In Ladner harbour, all of that northern bank is owned by the province, and so we've basically leased that land under administrative agreement with the province," she said. "How that would impact some of the issues like dredging, I'm not sure." Owen says it's not time for any rash decisions, but Ladner's harbour can't be

revitalized without dredging. "It needs to be looked at as to what would be the downside for Delta and what kind of agreement could Delta negotiate with the province insofar as sediment intrusion." In fact, large portions of Delta and Richmond were built up from sediment deposited by 30 million cubic metres of water rushing down from the Fraser headwaters each and every year, said Owen. According to a report on Ladner, the boat launches at Ferry Road and Wellington Point Park generate $91 million in revenue and generate over 250 jobs. That revenue is threatened without dredging. Prior to the George Massey Tunnel being built, the ferry used to come right into Ladner because Deas Slough provided enough water. In the late 1800's Port Guichon was the terminus for the rail, ferries traveling between Victoria, Fort Langley, and Harrison-Hope. As waterways have been blocked off or diverted over the decades, Owen says Delta has been severely impacted. adrian@southdeltaleader.com

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The provincial government is holding a public open house this Saturday in Delta to hear from local residents and business owners about what they would like to see in a replacement for the George Massey Tunnel. The meeting takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Delta Town and Country inn, with a presentation scheduled for noon. —Staff reporter

Toys‘R’Us Canada along with SCi Logistics has opened a new distribution centre in Tilbury industrial Park in Delta. Officials say the 180,000 sq. ft. facility has been strategically positioned to receive goods from overseas and domestic manufacturers who will now be able to ship directly to B.C. for distribution to local stores. SCi has outfitted the new facility to include cross-docking, transload, order fulfillment and store replenishment capabilities, with the use of a fully automated sortation system designed to support the large seasonal swings of the retail business. The new facility is Toys‘R’Us Canada’s third distribution centre. Officials say work on the new centre ramped up in the summer to ensure it would be ready to meet the demands of the holiday shopping season. —Staff reporter

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Delta Hospital has seen a 30 per cent spike in emergency room patients since Surrey Memorial Hospital's ER had to be closed last week due to flooding. South Delta Leader files

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Delta Hospital has seen a 30 per cent increase in emergency room visits since Surrey Memorial Hospital's ER closed last week after contractors struck a water main while doing renovation work. Annette Garm, site director at Delta Hospital, said they have brought in extra physicians and staff to deal with the added volume, and opened up an additional 11 medical beds, increasing to 62 from 51. "With the help of our auxiliary, we put in eight more beds, and we asked for additional beds from Peace Arch [Hospital]," said Garm. "Our team has done a really good job dealing with the increased congestion." In addition to increased walkin visits to the ER, the B.C. Ambulance Service has also been diverting patients to Delta Hospital that would normally have gone to Surrey. No surgeries scheduled at Delta

Hospital were postponed as result of the influx of patients, however, some day surgeries were added to alleviate pressure in Surrey. Garm said she expects patient volume at the hospital to remain high until Surrey Memorial Hospital can reopen their ER, which Fraser Health expects to happen by early next week. As a result of the added staff, Garm said wait times at the Delta Hospital ER have not been significantly impacted. However, those with minor ailments would be better handled by a walk-in clinic. "Do come to the ER if you have an urgent medical issue," she said. "We certainly don't want to discourage people coming to the ER, and we don't want a situation where people aren't coming to the ER because of concerns about congestion. But something like a common cold is best served [by your family doctor]‌ or at a walk-in clinic." Garm said the Surrey ER closure has provided staff at Delta Hospital valuable experience. "The increase in volume we've

seen is similar to what we would expect in a disaster," she said. Staff at the hospital regularly hold "Code Orange" disaster drills, and department heads routinely meet to discuss response strategies. "Thanks to the work of our emergency planning committee, we were very well-prepared," said Garm. "Our team did a really good job. It really speaks volumes about the kind of staff we have." Water burst through the back wall of the Surrey Memorial Hospital ER after an excavator broke a water main on Nov. 19, creating an estimated $2 to $3 million in damage. Fraser Health officials expect insurance held by the subcontractor responsible for the break to cover damage costs, but that's still to be worked out. The hospital itself is also fully insured. Royal Columbian, Peace Arch and Langley Memorial hospitals have felt the most impact from the diversion of ER patients who would normally go to Surrey. editor@southdeltaleader.com

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or over a decade, Mark Sakai has worked in history and heritage, but today marks his last day as executive director of Delta's Museum and Archives Society. "Delta's a unique place," says Sakai, sitting in his office on Delta Street in Ladner. "I'll certainly miss the people I've been working with Adrian here." MacNair Sakai, who has spent the past four years i n L a d n e r, begins a new job w ith the Greater Vancouver Home Builders Association in Surrey on Jan. 3. "It's actually kind of a return to familiar ground," he explains. After graduating from the University of B.C. in commerce with a specialty in Urban Land Economics, he worked seven years at a real estate consulting firm. He then worked for a decade with his father building custom homes. A resident of Steveston, Richmond, Sakai was later involved with the historical Gulf of Georgia Cannery, spending seven years there before coming to Delta, three of those on the board of directors. The cannery gave him the opportunity to move into heritage and history, which was apropos in Richmond's Steveston village .

"It's been very enriching," says Sakai. "It's awakened the inner history geek in me. It's given me the knowledge I needed to run a museum and heritage site." Sakai says that history isn't just something that happens in books, it happens to people. As a person of Japanese descent whose family was interned during the Second World War, it's a reminder he has made sure to teach to his children. Sakai says one of the most rewarding things about working in Ladner has been going out into the community and telling people about the stories the museum is trying to preserve. It's not always as easy it sounds. He refers to the "three solitudes of Delta" in describing the difficulty of connecting issues that resonate between the disparate communities of Ladner, Tsawwassen, and North Delta. "It's difficult to say history means the same thing to everyone, because it doesn't," he says, using the Southlands development as an example that doesn't generate as much interest in Ladner as it does in Tsawwassen. Sakai's challenge has been to find find ways to connect people on issues of mutual importance in order to provide Deltans with a shared history. Although funding museums and archives can be a challenge for the government of the day, Sakai says it's important to find the money to help preserve history and knowledge. "It's like the old saying, you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone."

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More than 33 kilograms of marijuana were seized by Canadian border agents at the Boundary Bay crossing on Saturday (Nov. 24), after officers there noticed a B.C.-plated pickup truck driving erratically while waiting in line to cross into Canada. The confiscated drugs have an estimated street value of $662,000, according to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). The drugs were intercepted after a border services officer noticed the pickup truck attempt to pull a U-turn while waiting in the border crossing's inspection line. During the examination, the

driver stated he became lost when approaching the border crossing and attempted to turn around to avoid examination. Upon inspection of the man's vehicle, officers discovered 11 garbage bags filled with what they suspected to be marijuana in the bed of the pickup truck.  Drug detector dog Timber and his handler assisted the officers in determining the bags contained suspected marijuana. Officers immediately arrested the 54-yearold Canadian male driver and seized his vehicle. "This seizure is an excellent example of the outstanding work done by our officers," said Bernie Pitura, Chief of Operations for Boundary Bay. "Stopping the smuggling of illegal drugs at our

borders plays a big part in making our communities safer." The Delta Police Department was contacted and attended the scene and took the man into custody. Delta police and CBSA investigations are ongoing. This is the fourth significant drug seizure in Pacific Region this month. On Nov. 4 and 6, officers at the Vancouver International Airport intercepted travellers who had ingested heroin and methamphetamines in three failed smuggling attempts. CBSA spokesperson Faith St. John said Canadian border agents confiscated $1.8 billion worth of illegal drugs being smuggled into Canada last year, including 51 kg of marijuana coming into B.C. alone.

Delta police arrest five in drug sting A six-month long drug sting operation by the Delta Police Department targeting a DialA-Dope operation in the South Delta area has resulted in criminal charges for four Ladner men, and one from Richmond. “This is a good day for Delta," said Inspector Lorne Pike. "This investigation resulted in the suppression of a significant drug operation in the South Delta area that had a direct impact in the community. Delta Police Drug

members removed a significant amount of drugs from being distributed on our streets and have brought those supplying and trafficking in controlled substances in this case before the courts.” The long-term project was conducted by the Delta Police Drug Section and culminated with the execution of a search warrant in Richmond earlier this month, conducted with the assistance of the Richmond RCMP Drug Section.

Evidence found in the raid led to the arrest of four men from Ladner. Richard Joly, Michael Galley, Richard Jenkins, and Nickolas Drew were charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, while Christian Cameron of Richmond was charged with trafficking, as well as possession for the purpose of trafficking. Four of the five men have since been released on bail with numerous court-ordered conditions. editor@southdeltaleader.com

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Give a gift of warmth Petra's Art Cafe and Food on the Corner team up for annual clothing drive this Sunday ROBERT MANGELSDORF EDITOR

The cold winter nights can be deadly for the homeless men and women of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. That's why Tsawwassen's Petra's Art Cafe is once again teaming up with multi-denominational Christian organization, Food on the Corner, to help give a gift of warmth to the city's homeless. The local eatery will be holding its annual clothing drive this Sunday, Dec. 2, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., rain, snow or shine. Cafe owner Petra Tetreault said donations of winter clothing, including gloves, mitts, socks, and blankets, will help those less fortunate weather the cold and wet West Coast winter. For all those who donate winter clothing, Tetreault will provide one complimentary 12-ounce coffee or an eightounce hot chocolate. Food on the Corner will be on hand

this Sunday. The group, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, serves anywhere from 150 to 500 people every Saturday in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. For Tetreault, her favourite way to keep warm on a cold winter's night is with a hot and velvety Red Symphony. This delightful interpretation of a latte features a shot of rooibos espresso, in place of traditional espresso. The African red tea is a healthier alternative to other teas and coffee, says Tetreault. "Rooibos tea has no caffeine and has five times more antioxidants than green tea," she says. "It's a wonderful drink when it's cold." The recipe requires an espresso machine to make, and espresso-ground rooibos tea can be purchased at Petra's Art Cafe. editor@southdeltaleader.com

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Eve Dance on Dec. 31 at Ladner Recreation Centre. The committee is hard at work in order to organize a fun and drug free graduation night for the grads. They can not do this without the support of the community. The committee has a face book page called Delta Secondar y Dry Grad 2013 (Ladner) and the fundraising chair can also be contacted at dssdrygrad2013@ gmail.com.

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Graduating Delta Secondary Students Arjun Bains and Dylan Mattu want to thank Rudie Grzelak of the Chocolate Bear Shoppe for donating a 12-pound , three-foottall solid chocolate Santa to the school's Dry Grad. The chocolate Santa is a traditional raffle prize for DSS dry grad fundraising. The Dry

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The provincial government is holding a public open house this Saturday, Dec. 1, in Delta to collect input on the proposed replacement for the George massey Tunnel. The meeting takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Delta Town and Country inn.

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Hello South Delta, it's a pleasure to be here Hello South Delta, my name is Robert Mangelsdorf, and i am your new editor. it is my great pleasure to be taking the reins here at the South Delta Leader, and i look forward to meeting each and every one of you in the weeks and months to come. But first, i'll share a bit about myself. i have been with Black Press since 2007, and mangelsdorf prior to landing at the South Delta leader, i was the sports editor and staff reporter for the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News. Previous to that, i served as editor for both the Clearwater Times and Arrow Lakes News. i have lived here in the lower Mainland my entire life, and i know the issues facing Deltans are in many cases similar to those faced by Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows residents, and those around the province. the Agricultural land Reserve, while protecting valuable farmland, is an impediment to development. transportation issues loom large, with the proposed replacement for the George Massey tunnel taking shape. the lack of adequate rapid transit is also a concern for many local commuters. Affordable housing for the young and old is scarce, and many in this community are faced with the tough decision to leave the community they love for one they can afford. Delta is at a critical point in its history, and the decisions made in the coming years will change the face of this community for decades. We at the South Delta Leader promise to hold the decision-makers to account, and ensure Deltans remain informed and involved in the many changes to come. We promise to bring you in depth coverage of the news that matters to you, to make it informative and entertaining. i look forward to the opportunity to tell your stories. editor@southdeltaleader.com


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Above: ❚ Operation Red Nose kicks off tonight in Delta-Richmond. The antidrunk driving program allows people who have had too much to drink to be driven home by volunteers in their own car. The service is provided by donation, but no rides are turned aside, and it's all confidential. Call 604943-0460 for dispatch beginning after 9 p.m. and going until 3 a.m. Adrian

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Right: ❚ Local musicians Jerry Doucette and Ken Boychuk are hosting toy drive with 12 other bands at the Tsawwassen Legion on Dec 1. at 5 p.m. Admission this year is a new unwrapped toy (worth approximately $20) or an equivalent cash donation. Rob Newell photo

Street. Child minding available. Call 604946-6622 ext. 328 to register.

McKee Seniors Recreation Centre is hosting a birthday lunch. When: Nov. 30,12:30 p.m. Where: 5155 47 Ave. $7/ members, $8/guests. Entertainment by Langley Seniors' Silver Belles and Beaus Choir. Call 604-946-1411.

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Earthwise Society is holding its 2nd annual winter night market and garden light walk. Organic winter produce and artisan products from local vendors. When: Dec. 5, 6 to 9 p.m. Where: 6400 3rd Ave.

> LADNER COMMuNiTy KiTChEN DiNNER [mo R U A RY 1 0 2 0 1 2 We are affiliated with the South Delta > MuSiC AND DESSERT Food Bank which serves about 100 needy EvENiNg families in the area. In addition to the weekly rations distributed by the Food Bank, we offer their clients a hot soup or sandwiches every Wednesday when they come in to pick up their rations. When: Dec. 10, 5 p.m. Where: 5545 Ladner Trunk Road.

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Tracey Neff and Tony Barton join Cedar Park's 6th annual Music and Dessert Evening in support of the DElta Hospice Society. They will perform sacred and secular Christmas favourites. When: Dec. 8, 7 to 9 p.m. Where: Cedar Park Chuch. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by calling 604-946-7410. Visit cedarparkchurch.com.

A world-class Christmas Presentation entitled PLUS “Christmas Presence” is headed > ChRiSTMAS LuNCh for Tsawwassen featuring: AbbotsI He H Hear Heart ear art t De Delt Delta ellt lta tThe a Ho Hospital, osp pital, lMcKee Seniors Recreation Centre is hostford Youth Orchestra, soloist Alyson Va allenti tin tine' ine's e'performing e' s Da Day contest Day c nt cont co ntes n tes eing st, st st a Christmas lunch. When: Dec. 25, Nystrom, Patrick Cotter seating at 11 a.m. Where: 5155 47 Ave. On th the eR Roa d beloved Harry Connick Jr originals, the $5/members and children under 12, $12/ iSing choir, a dramatic presentation of guests. Call 604-946-1411. the Christmas Story, a traditional carol sing-along, music from the Nutcracker, and more! When: Dec. 8, 7 p.m. Where: > TEEN pizzA AND gAMES South Delta Baptist Church, Tickets are The Ladner Library hosts a teen pizza on sale now at www.southdelta.org/ and board games evening (ages 12-19). Christmas or by calling 604-943-8244. When: Dec. 10, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Special Seniors & Family rates are availWhere: 4683 51 St. 604-946-6215. able.

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Delta may be better off without TransLink, according to Mayor Lois Jackson, given the cost and poor service provided by the Metro Vancouver transportation authority.

Jackson's comment comes after an announcement by TransLink that they want to charge drivers for parking at park-and-ride lots in Tsawwassen and Ladner. "We have a bylaw in place and basically I said we're not going to allow this," said Jackson in a telephone interview. She said the municipality does not have pay parking anywhere, and will not allow TransLink to start now. Going further, Jackson sharply criti-

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housing values decline, people move away, and an entire town can literally go out of business. "I think what it really comes down to is consumer education," says Scott. "Everybody believes they're getting a better deal by going across the line. They do not put in a cost of time and fuel. "When people are buying tires, yes, they can buy them for a better rate from in the States. But when they get them across there's duty, then they have to get them installed." A savings of $50-60 on tires might seem like a big incentive, but the perks of having free tire rotations or warranty guarantees aren't as easy to come by, says Scott. "Over the course of four years…you could end up spending an extra

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Left: Jackson Davies on Boundary Bay beach with his new book entitled Bruno and the Beach: The Beachcombers at 40, by Harbour Publishing. Rob Newell photo Facing page clockwise from top: On the set of The Beachcombers in Gibsons, B.C. Vene Parnell photo Nick (Bruno) during one of the many humourous moments with Constable Constable. Roy Luckow photo A boat chase with Nick's arch-enemy Relic (right), played by Robert Clothier. Roy Luckow photo

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For many Canadians, when they conjure up the image of an RCMP constable, they get Tsawwassen's Jackson Davies. Those who watched the CBC television show The Beachcombers (1972-1991) still think of Davies as the consummate RCMP constable, complete with the trim little mustache. "It was only because of the uniform," laughs Davies, referring to it as Wyatt Earp syndrome. It wasn't so much that he portrayed a police officer so well, as the uniform gradually transformed him. "As soon as someone puts on a uniform and a gun they get into that mindset," he explains. In the first couple of episodes Davies says his character was a little clichéd, but then the show's producers gave him more free reign. The result is one of the more memorable personalities from Canadian television. "I made him into a person living in a community, not just an RCMP officer." In fact, Davies' portrayal of Constable John Constable on the show is so well-liked and admired that he was given the rank of Honor-

ary Sergeant by the RCMP. His character even spawned a short-lived spinoff television show called Constable Constable in 1985. Davies worked on The Beachcombers from the age of 24 until he turned 40, both as an actor and later a producer. After the show was cancelled in 1990, he continued efforts to keep the memory of the show alive. Now, as the show turns 40 years old, the result of those efforts is a new book called Bruno and the Beach, written by Davies and series co-creator Marc Strange, who died of cancer during the book's writing. "I wouldn't be doing this if I didn't think there wasn't some interest still there," says Davies, adding that as a CBC production, there's nobody at headquarters who still has a connection to the show. So, he felt it was important to document one of the most popular TV shows in Canadian history. The show practically ran for a generation, says Davies. There were kids who watched the show who then had kids who grew up watching the show. "I don't think there's anywhere else in B.C. where you have a 19-year snapshot of a small town."

The book chronicles the T V show, the actors, and the legacy of the book's namesake, Bruno Gerussi, in both The Beachcombers and Canadiana. Just Bruno Gerussi played the lead role of Nick Adonidas, a scavenger of driftwood in a small coastal town in B.C. Gerussi grew up in new Westminster, before joining the Stratford festival in 1954. He was the host of the nationally broadcast CBC radio show Gerussi, Words and Music in 1967 and 1968, prior to the launch of The Beachcombers in 1972. He died of a heart attack in Vancouver in 1995. "Bruno was the kind of person that was your best friend or he could be very standoffish," reminisces Davies, adding he enjoyed a great relationship. "I had a lot of fun at his expense, but he was fine with it. One thing he appreciated was a sense of humour." Davies says Gerussi let the other actors develop the personalities of their own characters and wouldn't interfere with that artistic process. He was also supportive of their importance

on the show, no matter how minor their role. When Pat John, who played Jesse Jim, was going through a difficult time, the CBC was talking about letting the actor go. Gerussi wouldn't hear of it. "He said no. 'If he goes, I go.' So, he would stand up for his fellow actors." He also passionately—Davies says stubbornly—defended the show during the many times the CBC mulled over its cancellation. "His contemporaries, you have to remember, were the William Shatners, the Lorne Greens, the Christopher Plummers. They were all guys who went to theatre school around the same time and they all went to the United States. And Bruno stayed here with the radio station and the show." Davies says Gerussi was probably one of the first Canadian TV stars to actually stay in the Great White North his entire career. The result was that Gerussi became a Canadian icon of sorts. "I was looking at some newspaper clippings while writing the book, and they would often just say 'Bruno.' There's not too many people where you can just use the first name and everybody knows who you're talking about."

Beachcombers was 'unique' Davies says when he was working on The Beachcombers, he didn't realize how unique an experience it was. The Alberta-born actor says most people had to go to Toronto or Los Angeles, so Davies feels lucky to get in nearly two decades of work in beautiful B.C. As a kid he used to watch CBC's La famille Plouffe, a 1950s french-language TV show rebroadcast in English about a working-class family living in Montreal in the years following the Second World War. It was this show that developed a lifelong affinity for Canadian-created and produced television for Davies. He points to other successful Canadian shows, like Corner Gas and Republic of Doyle. One of the things he likes most about those shows is that the actors weren't brought in from other parts of the country. Davies still believes strongly in the idea Canadians should be able to watch stories made about other Canadians, which was the heart of The Beachcombers. "It was locals playing locals for locals." One of the charming things about Molly's Reach on the Sunshine Coast is that it hasn't changed much since The Beachcombers, he explains. People from all

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For many Canadians, when they conjure up the image of an RCMP constable, they get Tsawwassen's Jackson Davies. Those who watched the CBC television show The Beachcombers (1972-1991) still think of Davies as the consummate RCMP constable, complete with the trim little mustache. "It was only because of the uniform," laughs Davies, referring to it as Wyatt Earp syndrome. It wasn't so much that he portrayed a police officer so well, as the uniform gradually transformed him. "As soon as someone puts on a uniform and a gun they get into that mindset," he explains. In the first couple of episodes Davies says his character was a little clichéd, but then the show's producers gave him more free reign. The result is one of the more memorable personalities from Canadian television. "I made him into a person living in a community, not just an RCMP officer." In fact, Davies' portrayal of Constable John Constable on the show is so well-liked and admired that he was given the rank of Honor-

ary Sergeant by the RCMP. His character even spawned a short-lived spinoff television show called Constable Constable in 1985. Davies worked on The Beachcombers from the age of 24 until he turned 40, both as an actor and later a producer. After the show was cancelled in 1990, he continued efforts to keep the memory of the show alive. Now, as the show turns 40 years old, the result of those efforts is a new book called Bruno and the Beach, written by Davies and series co-creator Marc Strange, who died of cancer during the book's writing. "I wouldn't be doing this if I didn't think there wasn't some interest still there," says Davies, adding that as a CBC production, there's nobody at headquarters who still has a connection to the show. So, he felt it was important to document one of the most popular TV shows in Canadian history. The show practically ran for a generation, says Davies. There were kids who watched the show who then had kids who grew up watching the show. "I don't think there's anywhere else in B.C. where you have a 19-year snapshot of a small town."

The book chronicles the T V show, the actors, and the legacy of the book's namesake, Bruno Gerussi, in both The Beachcombers and Canadiana. Just Bruno Gerussi played the lead role of Nick Adonidas, a scavenger of driftwood in a small coastal town in B.C. Gerussi grew up in new Westminster, before joining the Stratford festival in 1954. He was the host of the nationally broadcast CBC radio show Gerussi, Words and Music in 1967 and 1968, prior to the launch of The Beachcombers in 1972. He died of a heart attack in Vancouver in 1995. "Bruno was the kind of person that was your best friend or he could be very standoffish," reminisces Davies, adding he enjoyed a great relationship. "I had a lot of fun at his expense, but he was fine with it. One thing he appreciated was a sense of humour." Davies says Gerussi let the other actors develop the personalities of their own characters and wouldn't interfere with that artistic process. He was also supportive of their importance

on the show, no matter how minor their role. When Pat John, who played Jesse Jim, was going through a difficult time, the CBC was talking about letting the actor go. Gerussi wouldn't hear of it. "He said no. 'If he goes, I go.' So, he would stand up for his fellow actors." He also passionately—Davies says stubbornly—defended the show during the many times the CBC mulled over its cancellation. "His contemporaries, you have to remember, were the William Shatners, the Lorne Greens, the Christopher Plummers. They were all guys who went to theatre school around the same time and they all went to the United States. And Bruno stayed here with the radio station and the show." Davies says Gerussi was probably one of the first Canadian TV stars to actually stay in the Great White North his entire career. The result was that Gerussi became a Canadian icon of sorts. "I was looking at some newspaper clippings while writing the book, and they would often just say 'Bruno.' There's not too many people where you can just use the first name and everybody knows who you're talking about."

Beachcombers was 'unique' Davies says when he was working on The Beachcombers, he didn't realize how unique an experience it was. The Alberta-born actor says most people had to go to Toronto or Los Angeles, so Davies feels lucky to get in nearly two decades of work in beautiful B.C. As a kid he used to watch CBC's La famille Plouffe, a 1950s french-language TV show rebroadcast in English about a working-class family living in Montreal in the years following the Second World War. It was this show that developed a lifelong affinity for Canadian-created and produced television for Davies. He points to other successful Canadian shows, like Corner Gas and Republic of Doyle. One of the things he likes most about those shows is that the actors weren't brought in from other parts of the country. Davies still believes strongly in the idea Canadians should be able to watch stories made about other Canadians, which was the heart of The Beachcombers. "It was locals playing locals for locals." One of the charming things about Molly's Reach on the Sunshine Coast is that it hasn't changed much since The Beachcombers, he explains. People from all

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MK Delta Lands hope to develop 36 hectares of land on either side of Highway 91, next to the Burns Bog Ecological Conservation Area, pictured above. Map provided by MK Delta Lands

Burns Bog development creates a war of words Developer says environmental group won't sit down and address concerns AdriAn MacNair reporter

Developers behind a proposed commercial and residential project near Burns Bog say they can't get the conservation society to meet with them to discuss the issue. Following extensive public consultation earlier this year, MK Delta Lands proposed a couple of development options before Delta council Nov. 19 for the nearly 120 hectares (300 acres) they own on the east and west side of Highway 91 at 72nd Avenue. The new proposal takes into account the recent designation of Burns Bog into the Fraser River Delta Ramsar Site, an international wetlands convention. MK Delta Lands postponed a previous public meeting Oct. 19 to reassess the designation's impact on their development. "We never postponed to say, oh my gosh it's thrown us for a loop," said Julie Marzolf, spokesperson on the project. "It's because we thought, ok, that's something we anticipated, we think it's great." The company conducted one open house, three workshops, and 10 site tours between April and August of this year, which they say was attended by 118 people. In those workshops, it was proposed MK Delta Lands would transfer all 78 hectares (193 acres) on the west side of Hwy 91 to the

Corporation of Delta for conservation purposes. They then suggested a land swap with Delta on a portion of the remaining 36 hectares (89 acres) of the property, giving up mature conifer trees and sensitive wetlands in the south in exchange for bog lands that have already been disturbed for peat extraction. The designation of Burns Bog within the Ramsar Site, while not legally binding, changed the mind of MK Delta Lands president Joanne Barnett. "We had made the determination after much thought and consideration that we would seek development approvals for our own parcels and we would stay within our own lands which are not covered by the Ramsar designation," she said. Barnett said the company assessed all of the land over five years—including hydrology, environment, land use planning considerations, ecological considerations—and decided to only seek development on the 35-hectare land parcel on the east of Highway 91 and 72nd Avenue. But Eliza Olson, president of the Burns Bog Conservation Society, says she's skeptical of any guarantees made by MK Delta Lands. "I think she's sincere in what she's doing and I'm sure she thinks she's doing right by her business but it's not my job to be a supporter for Joanne Barnett," she said. Marzolf said MK Delta Lands has considered the environment in every aspect of the project and that Olson and the society have refused to meet with them since they first approached them seven

years ago. She said Olson and the conservation society refuse to take their calls, while spreading rumours and innuendos about MK Delta Lands in newsletters and emails. One such newsletter obtained by the Leader reads: "Since their first filing with the Corporation of Delta, MK Delta Lands Group Inc. have held public meetings, taken people on walks on their land and now they are wining and dining some of the neighbours. Their P.R. company is bragging that it is a 'done deal' and that it will just take time." Marzolf says it's just not true. "When that massive email went out, Joanne [Barnett] phoned her and said, 'I'd like to meet with you, Eliza. You've made some serious allegations here, I'd like to sit down with you face-to-face." But Olson said she'll let the public do the talking on Dec. 5 at North Delta Secondary at 6 p.m. when MK Delta Lands presents their development options. "It is Burns Bog that their land is on. It's not close, it is. People like to think of the conservation area as Burns Bog but that's not correct," said Olson, adding even MK Delta Lands' hydrologist has said the peat is 70 feet deep in some parts of the 89 acres. "If you do some research on the actual benefits of development it isn't always that much of a benefit and it's going to create problems." But Marzolf said the public meeting will be an opportunity for the company to show it has nothing to hide. "We want to hear from you, we want to open up our reports to you." adrian@southdeltaleader.com

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Delta's municipal workers have filed for mediation in contract negotiations that have been deadlocked between the Corporation of Delta and the union representing them for over a year now. The two sides last met Nov. 8 at the Delta Town and Country Inn, but management walked away from the table indicating it would need further direction from Delta council. Earlier this month, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 454 requested a mediator be called in to settle the dispute. A mediator is different from an arbitrator in that it involves a neutral third party resolving issues between parties in a non-legally binding manner.

"It's not going well but we are hopeful we can reach an agreement very quickly when and if we get can back to the table," said Local 454 president Darryl Robison. "That's been the problem, there's been a lack of availability and unwillingness from what we see on the part of the employer to sit down and talk about the issues and work through them." Robison said both the union and employer have dropped some demands but there are still some major issues left to be settled, mainly surrounding annual wage increases and "very minor benefit improvements." Robison said the offer made by the union is consistent with the settlement patterns between other municipalities and their civic workers, which is roughly a wage increase of two per cent a year. "We think we're fair. We're fully

aware of the New West settlement and the Vancouver settlement," said Robison, adding those jurisdictions received compensation in other areas for accepting less than the provincial average. The union says management isn't willing to return to the negotiating table until mid-December, which Robison finds frustrating. "We're available to meet tomorrow if need be." The union represents more than 850 civic employees and has been without a contract since the end of 2011. Delta is negotiating directly with its employees after leaving the Metro Vancouver Labour Relations Bureau in the spring. Delta's office of the chief administrative officer declined to comment on the issue, despite repeated requests.

An open letter was issued Wednesday opposing the coal export plans, with signatures from leading B.C. climate change experts Andrew Weaver and Marc Jaccard, as well as dozens of environmental groups and activists. They're calling for a full public review. But unlike plans for the Enbridge or Kinder Morgan oil pipelines, neither regulators nor politicians can stand in the way. The proposals will both be decided by Port Metro Vancouver managers with no formal public meetings – voluntary or otherwise – or approvals by other agencies. "This is a crazy idea," Washbrook said, adding Metro Vancouver coal exports may soon more carbon to the atmosphere than all the oil that would be exported through Enbridge's proposed Northern Gateway pipeline. "This is an issue of international importance and it can't be decided by a handful of staff at the port." The Fraser Surrey Docks plan would see coal loaded onto barges, which would then sail to Texada Island for transfer to deep-sea freighters. Delta Mayor Lois Jackson said she's "very concerned" about the proposal and said Delta council has summoned port reps to discuss it. "I think the coal dust is something people are really concerned about," she said.

Washbrook Coal already rolls on the BNSF tracks through Tsawwassen to Westshore Terminals' export facility but Jackson said she'd want more information before more coal trains going through North Delta to the proposed Surrey terminal get the green light. "I would have to have a lot more convincing that we would have no by product or coal dust emanating from those trains." T h e t w o p ro p o s a l s w o u l d increase Port Metro Vancouver coal exports from 40 million to 54 million tonnes per year. Port Metro Vancouver director of planning and development Jim Crandles said civic zoning doesn't apply but the applications have been referred to Surrey and North Vancouver for comment, and Delta and New Westminster have also been notified. The port has also notified nearby residents. Crandles said the port is doing a technical review that will consider environmental and neighbour-

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Koroluk's photos bring derelict objects to life AdriAn Macnair reporter

Perusing the colourful photographic exhibition at Ladner Pioneer Librar y, one will see ruined and decrepi t b o at s a n d h o u s e s b ro u g ht t o l i f e w i t h almost surreal exposures. The photos of artist Lorne Koroluk, who lives in Ladner and Saturna Island, provide a depth of detail sufficient that a story seems to develop in the mind of the viewer just by looking at them. "I love to capture textures and lines and the details in both natural and manmade objects," says Koroluk. "I've always been fascinated by the things that have been abandoned and seem to be alone and derelict." Koroluk says he likes to look for the signs and qualities in objects that convey a meaning or emotion. Even the broken-down and unused objects of the world still have a beautiful quality to them. His brother-in-law often scouts out photo locations for Koroluk.

One such place he found lies just south of Prince Rupert where a number of cars lie abandoned and rusting. Even these relics p rov i d e a n a m a z i n g resource for the artistic eye. "There's an old Caddy with a tree growing out of it and it's just gorgeous," says Koroluk. The winter rains don't dampen his spirit either.

Sometimes the rain can actually brings out the perfect light conditions and give a texture to the portrait that works best. There are photographs of other people, places, and things in his exhibition, including beautiful shots off Saturna Island. Koroluk says he doesn't consider himself a landscape photographer or portrait artist. "I don't pin myself

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Intracorp brings riverfront luxury to Richmond

Oval Village welcomes River Park Place Intracorp is introducing “New Luxury” to the Richmond Oval Village with its newest development, River Park Place. This riverfront master-planned and pedestrian-friendly community will be developed in three phases. These contemporary condominiums will redefine urban living, complement the existing Oval Village and add a significant architectural landmark to the neighbourhood. The first phase, a 15-storey tower, will mark the entrance to the Oval Village shopping district. The interiors will showcase quality finishes and sophisticated and efficient

design. Residents will have access to a private banquet room for entertaining. Other amenities include music rooms, a basketball court, a secured children’s play area, and much more. River Park Place will be a few blocks away from the new T&T Supermarket. There is also shopping, dining and the state-of-the-art Richmond Oval fitness centre located right in the neighbourhood. One-bedroom homes at River Park Place start at $299,900. For more information, register at www. RiverParkPlaceLiving.ca or call 604282-7838.

take advantage of all the benefits of a master-planned community, Greenfield says. Among the amenities offered is an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, putting green, community garden, fully equipped fitness facility and a lounge and bar with a multi-media room, party room and kitchen, among other things. “Nobody else can offer these amenities,” says Greenfield. “We have 1.5 acres of outdoor space.” When you venture off the property, you will find shopping and dining just steps away at Coquitlam Centre. There are several leisure activities in the 2,200 acres of parks and trails nearby, as

well as education at Douglas College and several elementary and secondary schools. “Our location is optimal,” Greenfield says. “We made sure that we made life as comfortable as possible.” Intergulf is proud to offer 100 homes under $300,000, which gives first-time buyers a chance to buy a home in a great transit-oriented community. “This is a great investment,” Greenfield says. “It’s the optimal time to buy.” Homes at Grand Central Three start at $229,900. For more information, visit www.grandcentral3.com or call 604-936-1888.

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Life is grand at Intergulf Development Group’s Grand Central Three, in the heart of Coquitlam’s centre and right on the soon-to-bebuilt Evergreen Line. With great layouts, beautiful features and amazing amenities, finding the perfect home at Grand Central will not be hard. “We’ve been very careful to efficiently design the homes,” says Rennie project manager Macartney Greenfield. “Our layouts are pretty fantastic.” Ranging from 545 to over 1,400 square feet, the 249 homes are available in a range of one- and two-bedroom plans, some with a den as well. The 37-storey building has huge windows and spacious balconies or patios, so the outdoors is never far away no matter what the weather is like. Inside, the 8’8-ceilings and laminate wood flooring throughout the living and dining rooms combine for a truly great first impression. Buyers are able to choose between two colour schemes, Chelsea and Manhattan, giving you options for making your home yours. Stainless-steel appliances, contemporary wood veneer cabinetry and quartz countertops are all included in the elegant kitchen, and the marble backsplash is a highlight. “It really sticks out as a design

Our location is optimal ... We made sure that we made life as comfortable as possible,” says Rennie project manager Macartney Greenfield. detail,” Greenfield says. “It adds sophistication to the suite.” The bathrooms feature their own wood veneer cabinets and quartz countertops, which makes the home flow nicely. Large soaker tubs and porcelain tile flooring are complemented by contemporary faucets and fixtures by Moen. In the two-bedroom homes, the ensuite includes a bath/shower with ceramic or glass tile. A full-size washer and dryer is included with every suite, one of many convenient touches that Intergulf is offering its buyers. This is the third phase of Grand Central, so buyers will be able to

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rams eye B.C. title The South Delta Rams bantam football team face the Abbotsford Falcons this weekend for the provincial championship. The same two teams met in the atom provincial finals in 2006, with the Rams coming away with a 42-6 win. The boys in green and gold will no doubt be hoping for a similar result this Sunday, Dec. 3, as they take on the Falcons at 2 p.m. at McLeod Park in Langley. The Rams advanced to the final after defeating the Langley Mustangs 24-9 in the Vancouver Mainland Football League Championship.

loss third in a row for jr. B club as they give up PJHl lead RobeRt Mangelsdorf editor

Kody Botterill of the Delta Ice Hawks, left, mixes it up with defenceman Derek Hughes of the Richmond Sockeyes Tuesday night at the Ladner Leisure Centre. The Ice Hawks lost the game 5-2 for their third loss in a row. Jim Kinnear photo Picking up assists for the Ice Hawks were Gattinger and Kody Botterill. Gattinger was also named the game's third star. Goalie Scott Lapp stopped 20 of 25 shots he faced. The Ice Hawks power play went 0-for-2. The Ice Hawks are back in action this Saturday as they travel to North Vancouver to take on the Wolf Pack. The Ice Hawks next home game is Tuesday, Dec. 4, as they play host to the visiting North Delta Devils at the Ladner Leisure Centre. Game time is 7:30 p.m. editor@southdeltaleader.com

The South Delta Sun Devils AA varsity football team will also be vying for a provincial title this weekend, as they take on the reigning provincial chaps, the Mission Roadrunners. The two teams kick off this Saturday, Dec. 1, at B.C. Place at 3 p.m.

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the season. The Sockeyes tied things up midway throughout the opening frame, before pulling into the lead at 13:39 of the second period. Tanner Gattinger got the Ice Hawks back on even footing, scoring with 1:15 left in the middle frame. While the teams started the third period tied 2-2, the deadlock didn't last long, as Dean Allison scored his second of the night for Richmond, in what would prove to be the game-winner. Rudi Thorsteinson added two more goals for the Sockeyes later in the period.

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The Delta Ice Hawks gave up sole possession of first place in the Pacific Junior Hockey League Tuesday night at home, as they were clipped 5-2 by the visiting Richmond Sockeyes, the third loss in a row for the local junior B club. The Sockeyes came alive in the third period, potting a trio of goals to put the game out of reach for the Ice Hawks, who outshot Richmond 37-35. With the loss, the Ice Hawks now move into a tie with the Sockeyes atop the Tom Shaw Conference with 35 points. The Ice Hawks were without PJHL-leading goal scorer Anthony Brito, who is out serving a threegame suspension after taking a major penalty in the last 10 minutes of the Ice Hawks' 5-4 loss to Grandview last week. Brito will be back in the lineup for the Ice Hawks' Dec. 8 meeting with the Port Moody Panthers. Delta didn't waste any time finding the back of the net Tuesday night, however, as they took an early 1-0 lead little more than a minute into the game thanks to rookie forward Brent Chreptyk's third of


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Students receive conservation grant Students at North Delta and Seaquam Secondary received a $1,500 conservation grant from BC Hydro earlier this month. The students at North Delta Secondary plan to install a second WaterFillz water foundation at their school to cut down on electricity use and reduce the use of plastic water bottles, as well as use the money to support a composting program. The group at Seaquam is planting an exterior vertical wall garden to provide an additional layer of insulation. All the students are part of BC Hydro’s Energy Ambassadors team. Said Lisa Coltart, executive director of Power Smart and Customer Care with BC Hydro, “We are happy to help these students advance school-based energy conservation projects and set an example for others.” —Staff writer

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The SurDel Soccer Club collected four pick-up truckloads of new toys for Deltassist’s Toy Drive last year, and this year they hope to top it. The 300 female soccer players are hosting a toy drive on Sunday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dennis Elsom Turf Field in North Delta (112 St. and 84 Ave.). Also at the event will be Santa, face painting and hot chocolate. Every year Deltassist distributes hundreds of new toys to infants, children and teens from low income families. —Staff writer

The South Delta Sun Devils knocked off their perennial rivals, Nanaimo's John Barsby Bulldogs, 27-12 at UBC's Thunderbird Stadium on Nov. 24, setting up a showdown with the Mission Roadrunners this Saturday (Dec. 1) in the provincial AA football championship at BC Place. The Sun Devils are the only undefeated high school football team in B.C. this year, which head coach Ray Moon says has long put a target on their backs. "I'm happy for the success, the team,

the players and all that, but you know it's also added pressure," he said. Everybody wants to knock off the undefeated group so sometimes they give it that little bit extra, he added. Saturday's win over Nanaimo was sweet revenge for the Sun Devils, having been knocked out of the playoffs by the Bulldogs in previous years. "It's kind of like a little bit of a rivalry we've got against that school," said Moon. "It's been a hard-hitting, chippy affair." The coach credited the Sun Devils' success to the team's seniors for taking on a leadership role this year, and praised the

South Delta Rams community football program, which acts as a development league of sorts for the varsity team. Moon also points to his MVPs, wide receiver David Mann and quarterback Kyle Menzie. Mann has 16 touchdowns this season, while Menzie has thrown for more than 3,000 yards, with 30 TDs in 10 games. "But without the other weapons we've had, those guys wouldn't have the opportunities, so it's a team effort." This is the third trip to the finals in a row for the B.C. champion Mission Roadrunners.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS! The IB diploma is a two-year program for grade 11 and 12 students from throughout all of Delta. It is a prestigious international pre-university qualification and is recognized by universities and governments throughout the world. It has been in existence for more than 30 years and is

now offered in more than 1,000 schools in 95 countries - including at Seaquam Secondary!  IB diploma students focus on both breadth and depth of study.  They learn how to learn and evaluate information critically. Personal growth and academic growth are Application deadline Feb. 1, 2013

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Road Race Gets UCI International Status Did you know Tour de Delta’s Road Race has received international sanctioning from Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), making it the first road race in Western Canada on UCI’s America Tour Calendar? The Road Race will be held on Sunday July 7, 2013 and with international sanctioning, the race is sure to put Delta on the world cycling map!

Winter Season Preparedness Delta’s Engineering Operations crews are actively preparing for the winter season and are ready to respond 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For current information on Delta’s snow response operations and priorities, contact the Winter Road Conditions phone line at 604-952-3820 or visit the webpage at delta.ca/snow

Calling on Volunteers for our Snow Removal Program Delta is seeking volunteers for our Snow Angels program, which helps Delta residents who need help shoveling snow from their driveway and sidewalk fronting their home. If you would like to volunteer and have your own shovel and transportation, contact Delta’s Volunteer Coordinator at volunteers@delta.ca or call 604-946-3288.

Need Snow Shoveling Assistance? North Delta residents interested in receiving free shoveling service through Delta’s Snow Angels program can call the Kennedy Seniors’ Recreation Centre at 604-594-2717. South Delta residents can call the McKee Seniors’ Recreation Centre at 604-946-1411. Please note, certain conditions are required to qualify for this free service.

Upcoming Holiday Season Events For a full listing of our holiday season events, visit delta.ca/events

Breakfast with Santa December 8 & 15, 2012; 9:00 – 11:00 am Breakfast with Santa featuring a pancake breakfast, children’s crafts, face painting and a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus will be held at North Delta Recreation Centre on December 8th and South Delta Recreation Centre on December 15th. Don’t miss this popular event – tickets sell out fast and must be purchased in advance. To register, call 604-952-3000.

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Maria Spitale-Leisk Black Press Tsawwassen resident Don Campbell figures the best kidney he’s received yet came from either a child or a gangster. It wasn’t too difficult for the 46-year-old, who has battled kidney disease since he was a toddler, to deduce the origin of his organ. While the B.C. Transplant Society has long enacted a confidentiality clause to protect donor families and recipients, fortunately, for closure’s sake alone, news reports can be of assistance. Some organ beneficiaries, like Campbell, look at the timing of the accident and put together the pieces themselves. It’s a small piece of comfort in the face of an arduous path to transplant recovery filled with anxiety and anti-rejection drugs. As a 14-year-old, Campbell waited impatiently for 18 months on the kidney transplant list. Being routinely shuttled in and out of hospitals for tests and treatments caused the then-teenager to fall behind at school and be pegged a slow learner. 

When his kidney arrived, another weight was lifted: four-times-daily peritoneal dialysis which sees a blood-filtering fluid administered through a catheter fed into the patient’s abdomen. “I would come home and sleep. Basically I didn’t do too much then because I had a negative attitude,” recalls Campbell, who today, sitting in the South Delta Recreation Centre, punctuates most of the conversation with a hearty laugh. The fateful call came just after midnight while Central Butte, Saskatchewan, Campbell’s hometown – population 439 as of 1996 – was slumbering. “I ran outside in my pyjamas and yelled at the top of my lungs ‘I got a transplant’,” smiles Campbell at the memory. Elsewhere in the city, a family was grieving. It was an older person, a car accident victim. Campbell will never know his kidney’s first owner, but he can ascertain one thing: their last act was a selfless one. Continued on P6

behind the scenes Editorial Robert Mangelsdorf South Delta Leader, Editor 604-948-3640 ext. 122 editor@southdeltaleader.com Paula Carlson Surrey North Delta Leader, Editor 604-575-5337 pcarlson@surreyleader.com Adrian MacNair South Delta Leader, Reporter 604-948-3640 ext. 126 reporter@southdeltaleader.com Publishers Chrissie Bowker South Delta Leader 604 948-3640 ext. 123 publisher@southdeltaleader.com

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The nutty-gritty of great sound how a guitar nut invented a revolutionary guitar nut Boaz Joseph, Reporter Surrey North Delta Leader Something unexpected happens when Dave Dunwoodie drops one of his guitar picks onto a table. There is a melodic ting, the sound of a bell, only muffled. Similarly, ruffling a pile of 500 guitar nuts in a box produces a high-pitched glassy jingle. Dunwoodie has used the trick before at sales conferences – a way to show off how serious he is about harmonics. Dunwoodie, a leather-clad guitarist, tinkerer and one-time vacuum cleaner salesman, is the head honcho at Graph Tech Guitar Labs, a manufacturer in Delta’s Tilbury Industrial Park that supplies parts to guitar manufacturers in 35 countries and to distributors in 30 countries. Among his commercial clients: Gibson, Fender, Taylor, Aria, Peavey, Yamaha and

Mahalo (the latter a major ukulele maker). And among his users: Randy Bachman and Sam Roberts. Graph Tech focuses on saddles, bridge assemblies and nuts made out of materials that make them both slippery (more on that in a bit) and able to maintain tone and vibration transfers when strings are strummed and stretched during playing. The parts themselves don’t sound sexy in the guitar world, but Dunwoodie has built a legend around the lowly nut he first patented in the early 1980s. One day, he was playing a gig in Vancouver with his new Fender Stratocaster. Hitting the tremolo bar (often called a “whammy” bar at the back of the guitar, which, when raised or lowered, changes the tension of the strings), he realized that the binding at the nut (the bar where the strings rest at the neck) made the strings go out of tune afterwards.

In other words, after the tremolo bar was used, the strings wouldn’t properly slide back to their rest positions, putting the guitar out of tune. The composition of the nut was the problem, he concluded, and set about finding a material that was tough, resonant (musically speaking) and most importantly slippery – something that a conventional bone, wood or plastic nut couldn’t be. Some guitarists at the time applied graphite from “lead” pencils to the grooves in the nuts, but the graphite didn’t last long and had to be reapplied, with difficulty. It took some time, but Dunwoodie, spurred by the ’80s’ popularity of the whammy bar and his own frustrations with string binding, eventually developed the first composite-material, self-lubricating nut (he recoils a bit if you call it plastic). But while the composition was slippery – five times that of graphite – it didn’t sell because it was the wrong colour. A white nut was the standard on all guitars, and Dunwoodie's was black. Continued on P5

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Transplant Games a chance to honour donors He likes keeping active because he knows his health can "You feel very grateful that change in a heartbeat. Six years after receiving that you have a second chance. You want to thank them," says first kidney it began to fail. He was 21 years old and working as Campbell. There is an avenue for ac- a chef in Saskatoon.  There were no real alarming knowledgement of organ dosymptoms to Campbell's renal nors. Recipients can write a letter to failure. Feeling tired and slugthe B.C. Transplant Society who gish comes with the territory of will then forward it on to the do- a restaurant industry career. Fortunately he only had to nor family. As well, an annual celebration wait four months this time for a in Vancouver is an opportunity new kidney. The new lease on life inspired for transplantees to give a colCampbell to explore the rest of lective thanks. Campbell has three guard- the country and find a way to ian angels to be grateful for. He pay it forward in the process.  He arrived in Vancouver in honours them, while simultaneously promoting organ donation 1995 and began working for awareness, by running his heart Life Line Outreach, a Downtown out and logging 10-pin strikes Vancouver non-profit society during the Canadian Transplant that aids the homeless. Campbell's duties involved Games. Propelled by a healthy set of the pickup and delivery of proorgans, and second chances, duce and clothing. And like many warriors recovparticipants boast strong, posttransplant bodies during the  ering from a traumatic illness he multi-sport event held every two found solace in dragon boating. A decade ago he assumed the years. Campbell is one of the vet- role of beat-keeping drummer eran athletes. He's been to four until he found a seat in the boat. Campbell credits his fellow Canadian Games – described as a family reunion of sorts – and paddlers, along with Ladner one World Transplant Games, Christian Fellowship parishioners, for giving him to strength for more serious competitors. Long distance running, bad- to push ahead. His last gominton and bowling are his around with renal failure lasted six years. strong suits.  From P3

"The depression was so strong," describes Campbell. Then on Nov. 5, 2010, at 2 p.m. in the afternoon – Campbell remembers the time of each call from the transplant team – came word that his third kidney to date had been harvested. "It's the best kidney I've had. The healthiest I have ever felt," he reports, further revealing that his creatinine levels, which measure kidney function, are in the normal range.  Technically, Campbell has four kidneys inside him. His first two, located in the normal position near the middle of his back, were never removed after they failed, as is standard kidney transplant protocol. The other two bean-shaped organs that Campbell received were inverted and inserted at the front near his abdomen. This past July the Tsawwassen resident returned home from the most recent Canadian Transplant Games in Calgary where he medaled in 10-pin bowling, lawn bowling and two badminton events – three silvers and a bronze in all.  For a guy who was once bridled by dialysis treatment, these Games are an opportunity for him to see the world. This year it was the Calgary Stampede that he got to experience. He now has his sights set

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ran outside in my pyjamas and yelled at the top of my lungs, I got a transplant!' – Don Campbell on the World Transplant Games in South Africa next year.  "You try and live a normal life as much as possible," says Campbell, who works in construction and landscaping. Living each day to the full-

est is paramount for Campbell who's been told he won't be allowed to receive any more kidneys. One day he may have to call on his identical twin brother, who lives in Edmonton and who suffers from mild cerebral palsy, as a final resort.   "If I was dire straits dying he would give [a kidney] to me," says Campbell, whose brother is 99.9 per cent match. "We were like best friends growing up." That desperation draws focus to the need for more organ donors. There are 375 people in this province currently waiting for a kidney as of June 14, according to B.C. Transplant Society statistics.  "All you do is go to the [B.C. Transplant] website and sign yourself up," explains Campbell, of the simplicity of enrolling in the organ donor registry. He speculates that potential donors might be scared or hesitant because they are not informed. Campbell's own sobering statistics speak for themselves: he has lost several friends to organ failure. "It's devastating because you are going through the same thing," he says. For more information on the BC organ donor registry visit www.transplant.bc.ca.

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Home cooking Three chefs share their family favourites for Christmas dinner Everybody has a favourite meal they look forward to during the Christmas holidays. It might be something that reminds you of home, your family, or just makes you feel good inside. The dinner tables of most Canadians are likely familiar with a fat, juicy turkey or goose, but with a diversity of cultures and backgrounds in Canada, we’re bound to stumble upon new and delightful recipes. In this issue of Celebrate, we bring you the recipes and reflections of three of South Delta’s most skilled chefs, so you can try them for yourself this holiday season. Keith Sacanli, executive chef at River House Restaurant and Pub in Ladner, shares his memories and his cookbook for a Philippino dish that is wildly popular back home. Froilan Alejo, chef at Beach Grove Golf Course, blends his knowledge of Asian Fusion with the renowned seafood cuisine that is the west coast of Canada. And Roland Smith, chef at Illuminate Restorante, offers up a delicious delight all the way from Sweden, where Christmas just isn’t complete without a ham. By Adrian MacNair

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Roland Smith, Chef at Illuminate Restorante Canadians might be used to dining on turkey at Christmas, but things are done a little different in Sweden. “Christmas to me isn’t just one specific dish,” says chef Roland Smith, who grew up in Sweden where there was a smorgasbord of dishes. The traditional piece de resistance for Scandinavia is a roasted ham, glazed and sliced, served cold with pickled herrings. “The Swedish tradition has a whole spread laid out,” says Smith. “Cold dishes to start out with and then warm dishes after.” Nobody expects everything to be eaten right away. Christmas is a family food affair that lasts anywhere from 24 hours to a full week or two. In Sweden, eating goes hand in hand with Christmas tradition. One such tradition involves dressing the tree in homemade confections and then plundering

Swedish Christmas ham Ingredients 1 7-9 pound fresh salt-cured ham* 2 egg yolks 1 Tbsp. brown sugar 6 Tbsp. grainy mustard (Swedish if you can get it) 6 Tbsp. finely crumbled  bread crumbs

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Directions Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C). Rinse the ham well to remove any excess salt. Pat it dry. Place, pork rind up, in a heavy roasting pan in upper third of oven. Roast until internal temperature is 160 F (70 C), about 4.5 hours. Remove from oven; carefully pull the rind off, and let the ham cool overnight. Whisk together egg yolks, brown sugar and mustard, then spread evenly over the entire surface of ham. Sprinkle with crumbled bread crumbs until covered. Bake ham in oven and cook at 400 F (200 C) for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. The ham can be enjoyed warm, but the Swedish way is to slice it thin when cold. *”It’s worth the effort to source and prepare a salt-cured fresh (uncooked) ham for this traditional Christmas entree,” Smith says. “IKEA often carries hams in the freezer section; for best results, make sure that it still has its thick covering of pork fat.”

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Keith Sacanli, Executive Chef, River House Restaurant & Pub Although Keith Sacanli hasn’t been back to his native Philippines in 20 years, he still treats Christmas as though he had never left. “In Christmas time it gets cold a bit, so I always do comfort food,” says the River House chef. Comfort food in the Philippines is called Arroz Caldo, a popular dish composed of chicken, quail eggs and rice. It’s similar to a Chinese congee soup. Sacanli says vendors sell it in the streets during Christmas in the Philippines. Here in Canada, he still makes it every few months because it’s so delicious. “I was a still a little young when I was last there. Christmas reminds me of lots of fireworks, lots of food, and gifts.” Sacanli says he remembers the fireworks going off at midnight on Christmas Eve, to mark the birth of Jesus Christ, and continuing well into the morning. Arroz Caldo is best served with

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Tyler Garnham photo a cold beer, a drink that is just as popular in the Philippines as it is here in Canada. At River House, Sacanli says the favourite Christmas meal is prime rib steak served with festive Yorkshire pudding, mashed potatoes, and warm vegetables. And, of course, a Christmas turkey is always a close runner-up. By Adrian MacNair

Ingredients 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 head garlic, minced (8-10 cloves) 2 inches ginger, peeled and finely diced ¼ tsp. each salt and pepper 1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken thigh cut into 1 inch cubes 6 cups chicken broth 1 ½ cups rice (preferably short grain) Green onion, sliced thin eggs, hard boiled (1 per bowl) Fish sauce (1 Tbsp. per bowl) Lemon juice (or calamansi juice)   Directions Heat a stock pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add vegetable oil, then add onion, garlic, and ginger. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring until fragrant. Add chicken, cook until done. Add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Add rice and simmer until rice is soft (about 30-40 minutes). Taste and adjust seasoning. Put into bowls and garnish with green onions and sliced hard boiled eggs. Season to taste with salty fish sauce and lemon or calamansi juice. If desired, thin with a little more chicken stock or water.

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Froilan Alejo, Chef at Beach Grove Golf Course Beach Grove Golf Course chef Froilan Alejo describes his cooking style as West Coast cuisine with Asian fusion. “It’s all about the spices,” he explains. “Traditionally, the herbs used in Asian cooking have a stronger flavour, and the spices as well.” A former competitor on the cooking show Iron Chef, Alejo has developed a knowledge of international cooking by working as a chef on cruise ships. Today, he’s learning to cook Thai and Chinese food, which of course is very popular in the Lower Mainland. During the holidays, Alejo and his family enjoy finger foods over the traditional Christmas buffet. His favourite dish involves scallops mixed with garlic, dill cream, paprika and asparagus spears, topped with papaya salsa to add some sweetness to the spice. Alejo says this dish best served with a nice dry martini.

Seared scallops with papaya salsa Ingredients (seared scallops) 4 pieces scallops 1/2 oz. white wine 1 tsp. minced garlic 1 oz. heavy cream salt and pepper to taste 1/2 tsp. fresh dill

Tyler Garnham photo During Christmas, the golf course clientele enjoy a salmon dish with lobster bisque and garnished with scallops. And when he’s called upon to make turkey, he customizes his own stuffing with pine nuts, real bacon fat, fresh sage, and dried cranberries. “Bacon gives a moist flavour to the turkey, which is usually dry.” By Adrian MacNair

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Th e re’s n o t h i ng m o re exciting for pottery artist Stephanie Graves than creating something new from a shapeless mound of wet clay. “I like how creative you can become when you sit down at the wheel and see how far you can take the clay and what you can do with it,” she explains. But there’s an even simpler reason at heart. “I like getting dirty,” she says, laughing. G r av e s s a y s h e r p o ttery always starts with an abstract idea. Once she gets one, it’s important to write it down right away. “Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night with an idea,” she says. In the same way she shapes a piece of clay, potContinued P10

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Tsawwassen potter teaches children, volunteers at hospice From P8 tery instructor Stephanie Graves enjoys watching her students take form and shape into something inspirational. The Tsawwassen resident has been working in pottery for over 20 years and is a member of the Delta Potters. She teaches pottery to kids aged six and up, and also a pottery wheel class to kids aged 11 and

“I think you’re inspired by where you live, as most artists are,” – Stephanie Graves, Tsawwassen potter

up at the South Delta Recreation Centre. “Because they keep me laughing,” says Graves, when asked why she likes teaching kids. “And teaching at the hospice keeps me humble.” Graves works not just with the very young, but the very old as well, donating her time once a week to the Irene Thomas Hospice in Ladner. Palliative care is a philosophy dear to her heart. “It’s about giving support, comfort, care, and peace of mind for people in the latter part of their life.” The Delta Potters has just two sales a year, one in November and another on Mother’s Day. On Nov. 17 they had their sale at Open Space Yoga in Ladner, making $1,313 from the pottery sales alone. Every cent was donated to the

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are,” she says of her work. Her creations are available not just at Delta Potters’ sales, but at The Upstart Crow in Ladner, where many locally handcrafted items would make a beautiful gift this Christmas. For more information visit deltapotters.com. adrian@southdeltaleader.com

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Santa by the shore

Traditional event embraces new theme Santa Claus has been relaxing on the beaches of Tsawwassen. Every summer Saint Nick takes a break after a busy season making toys for boys and girls around the world. And for more than 20 years, the children of South Delta have helped re-energize the jolly old elf just in time for the holiday season by waking him up from a nap at the Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall. This year, rather than sleeping in his sleigh, Santa has been napping in an Adirondack chair on Tsawwassen’s shores. Promotions manager Shannon Taylor said the mall has been transformed into a glittering blue and white West Coast winter beach called Santa’s Shore. “I’ve been wanting to incorporate the beach and our geographic surroundings for many years,” Taylor said of the new decorations, which include a boardwalk, rowboat, driftwood trees and a life-sized blue heron. Santa’s sleigh and the rest of the mall’s old decorations—three truck loads—have been donated to the Delta Hospital Auxiliary’s Christmas store on Delta Street, with money raised from the sales

to go to the hospital, Taylor added. While the mall’s decorations may have changed, the classic wake-up Santa event remains the same. On the morning of Dec. 1, families gather around a slumbering Saint Nick. As the clock nears 10 a.m., children start to scream at the top of their lungs. “They give it a life of their own, they really do,” says Taylor. “They’re screaming and banging on the window, screaming, wake up, wake up! Santa will tease them a bit. He’ll stick his hand up and give a little wave or a wink.” It’s a tradition that has taken place for more than two decades and attracted between 200 and 250 kids last year. “We’re seeing the parents that originally brought their children who are now the grandparents and great-grandparents,” Taylor said. “In my 10 years it’s been amazing watching the same kids come every year, starting out in a stroller and who are now as tall as me.” After Santa wakes up, the mall will have craft stations and show a feature-length Christmas film at a mini-movie theatre. The Tsawwassen

It will take more than milk and cookies to wake Santa from his nap. File photo Boundary Bay Lions Club will hand out free popcorn. In the afternoon, children can take their photo with Santa. Wake-up Santa at Santa’s Shore takes place Saturday, Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. with activities until noon. Photos with Santa ($10 each) take place from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 1, 8 and 15-23, and noon to 5 p.m. on Dec. 2 and 9. The mall will also host a Merchant Christmas Open House on Dec. 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. By Kristine Salzmann

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The gift of time BIA, Canadian Cancer Society get out their ribbon and tape for a good cause Save precious time during the holidays and donate to a worthy cause through the Gift Wrap Program at the Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall. The Business Improvement Association of Tsawwassen (BIA) and Canadian Cancer Society will once again offer to wrap presents during the fre-

12 Days of Cheer The Tsawwassen BIA will also have Santa’s helpers hand out chocolate holidaythemed lollipops around Tsawwassen between Dec. 1 and 12 as part of its 12 Days of Christmas Cheer campaign to thank people for shopping locally and supporting local businesses.

netic days of shopping before Christmas. Last year the gift wrap program raised $1,100. The Canadian Cancer Society’s Nicola Romaniuk said the money goes to research and prevention programs, as well as their volunteer driver program, which transports patients to cancer treatment facilities. “We also find that this gift wrapping service is extremely popular with people who don’t enjoy wrapping or are too busy to do it, and like to make a donation to such a worthy cause,” she said. Century Group provides free use of space at the mall for the service, and Thrifty Foods has donated snacks for the volunteers and shopping bags for the

Annual Tree Lighting at 48th Avenue and Delta Street Friday, December 7th at 7 pm Followed by the Santa parade at 7:30 pm to the Carol Ships (Carol Ships dependent on the tide)

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Last year’s volunteers helped raise $1,100 for the Canadian Cancer Society. Contributed photo wrapped packages. Romaniuk added that The Canadian Cancer Society will continue to have a presence in the community to run programs such as this thanks to the generosity of Royal LePage in Tsawwassen, which has donated office space for their staff and volunteers. Volunteers are still needed for the gift wrap program — to cover

a four hour shift, email nromaniuk@bc.cancer.ca. Romaniuk said employees of local businesses often volunteer. Last year they received help from Westland Insurance, Vancity, Envision Financial, Nurse Next Door, and Sun Life Financial. The service is offered Dec. 19 to 23 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Dec. 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Open house thanks customers Businesses in Ladner Village would like to thank you for shopping locally this holiday season. A dozen shops have organized a Ladner Village Christmas Open House, taking place today (Friday, Nov. 30). Jill McKnight, merchandise buyer at South Coast Casuals, said some stores will have one-day special features and extended hours while others will have product sampling or artist demonstrations. “We’re trying to give people more than one reason to come to Ladner, and to thank our customers,” she said. “We want to get people excited about our village.” McKnight said the open house is just one way many of the small businesses are differentiating themselves from some of the “big box” stores. South Coast Casuals is offering complimentary gift wrapping. The women’s clothing retailer and Cobblestone Cottage also have Christmas wish books so customers can set up their “wish lists” to make shopping less stressful for family and friends. “Those are the benefits that come from shopping local,” McKnight said. “Those are the things that can set small businesses apart.” Stores taking part in today’s Ladner Village Open House include: South Coast Casuals, The Upstart Crow, Hawaiian Beach Tanning Salon, Ladner Village Hardware, The Delta Hospital Auxiliary Christmas Shop, Ladner Village Floral, Cobblestone Cottage, Angela’s Unique Boutique, The Blue Door Interiors, South Delta Heels Company, West Coast Seeds, and Lawlor Goldsmith Shoppe.

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It’s not Christmas in Ladner without these annual events Our most memorable Christmases often involve long-standing family traditions. In Ladner, one such tradition is attending the Ladner Business Association’s (LBA) annual tree lighting ceremony, Christmas parade, and sailing of the carol ships. On the evening of Dec. 7, head down to Ladner Village at 48th Ave. and Delta St. At 7 p.m., carolers will sing at the tree lighting ceremony. Children of all ages are invited to participate in the following parade. They can decorate their

bikes, strollers, wagons or another non-motorized vehicle and meet at PetsN-Us (5076 48 Ave.) at 7:15 p.m. The parade starts at 7:30 p.m., and heads along 48th Ave. and Delta St. to Chisholm St. It’s there at Chisholm and Elliott St. where you can watch the festive Carol Ships sail along the river to Government Wharf. The Carol Ships will make a return visit the following evening (Dec. 8) at 7:30 p.m. On the morning of Dec. 8, bring your children to another Ladner tradition: Breakfast with Santa at the

Last year’s Carol Ships. Jim Kinnear file photo Ladner Community Centre from 8 to 11 a.m. LBA president Brad Cooper says they typically serve between 400500 breakfasts at the event that’s taken place for more than 30 years. He says parents who brought their children are now bringing their grandchildren. “It’s very cool to see my son there with my grandchild,” he adds. Volunteers at the event

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(not to be confused with the Corporation of Delta’s Breakfast with Santa in Tsawwassen, p.22) will prepare a pancake breakfast, which will be served by local politicians. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive in a police cruiser, lights flashing and sirens blazing. Children can take photos with Santa, and be entertained by face painters, clowns, crafts, and a singer/storyteller.

The Delta Museum and Archives Society will take you back to a Christmas of yore with a funfilled evening of crafts and storytelling. Bring your children to the museum (4858 Delta St.) on Dec. 7, 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. to learn how pioneers prepared for Christmas during the Victorian period. Crafts include beeswax candle making, old-fashioned ornaments, and Christmas cards. Storytellers dressed in period costume will tell tales of how pioneer families celebrated the holidays. Admission is by donation to the Delta Museum and Archives Society or the food bank. For more details call 604-946-9322 or email info@deltamuseum.ca.

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and Delta Music Makers in their Annual Christmas Gathering. When: Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. Where: Ladner Community Centre. Free admission with a donation to the food bank. Earthwise Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2nd annual Winter Night Market and Garden Light Walk features organic winter produce and artisan products from local vendors. Students with SDSS Sustainable Resources 12 celebrate the bounty of their growing season. When: Dec. 5, 5 to 9 p.m. Where: 6400 3rd Ave. Delta Law Office is hosting a Heritage Christmas Open House. Music by the Sea Flats, and cookie deco-

rating for kids. When: Dec. 6, 3 to 7 p.m. Where: 4873 Delta St. The Delta Youth Orchestra presents Christmas & Concerti, featuring a presentation of Howard Blakeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Snowman.â&#x20AC;? Also featuring DYO concerto winners Isabel Lago, Arthur Wang (Symphony), and the Junior Orchestra. When: Dec. 9, 3 p.m. Where: Genesis Theatre (5005 45 Ave.). $10/adults, $7/students and seniors. Children under 12 free. Breakfast with Santa in Tsawwassen. Enjoy a pancake breakfast, crafts, songs and a visit from Santa Claus. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget your camera.

When: Dec. 15, 9 to 11 a.m. Where: South Delta Recreation Centre. $7 per person. Tickets must be purchased in advance at any customer service office. Skates with Santa: ice skating and photos with Santa for children 7 and up at the Ladner Leisure centre on Dec. 15, 7 p.m., and the South Delta Recreation Centre on Dec. 16, 2 p.m. Underwater photos with Santa: children 7 and up can have their underwater photo taken with Santa at the Winskill Aquatic & Fitness Centre on Dec. 15, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Surfing Santa: enjoy

a variety of games with a playleader. Candy prizes for active participants. Underwater Santa pictures as well. When: Dec. 22, 1 to 3 p.m. Where: Sungod Recreation Centre. The Christmas wonderchoir shows their talents with a mixture of Beatles and Christmas tunes. When: Dec. 17, 8 p.m. Where: Tsawwassen Arts Centre. McKee Seniors Recreation Centre is hosting a Christmas Lunch with turkey and all the trimmings. When: Dec. 25, seating at 11 a.m. Where: 5155 47 Ave. $5/members and children under 12, $12/guests. Call 604-946-1411.

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