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Witch hunt Raylene Robinson, back, who plays Abigail in The Crucible, stands jealous over Elizabeth and John Proctor played by Lindsay Slevan and Ryan White. The play is March 12 and 13 at 7 p.m. See story Page A14.

There are now more bikes to go around at the velodrome at West Shore Parks and Recreation. Through a partnerships with the Greater Victoria Velodrome Association and the Pacific Institute of Sport Excellence 20 new track bikes are available for youth programs and the public. “We had more riders than bikes last year,” said Michael Cooper GVVA president. Mark Grant, 13, travels from Courtney to Colwood twice a week to train in the velodrome. “It’s the only one Gillian Carleton on the Island,” he said. “It’s a great track and it’s essential to our training.” For Grant to first get involved in cycling he started out on a rental bike, his only option to learn the sport. Before this donation the rental bikes at the velodrome were the same bikes from 1994 when the track was built said Olympian Gillian Carleton. Carlton won a bronze medal at London Games in the team pursuit. With many years of triathlon experience, she first took up track cycling at the velodrome in 2011. “It’s really fast paced and with a banked track you can pick up speed. If you are an adrenaline junkie it’s a ton of fun,” Carleton said. Carleton and the rest of Team Canada also just picked up another bronze medal in Belarus at the Track Cycling World Championships, last week. PLEASE SEE: Special bikes available to public, Page A7

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Dispersing a broom bloom while getting dirty paid off for a group of Lighthouse Christian Academy students. A partnership with Limona Construction Ltd. afforded older students the opportunity to clear the invasive species and earn some cash. “We were doing a rezoning and subdivision called The Summit,” said Mark Johnston of Limona. “We had to dedicate about 50 per cent of the site as park to View Royal.” As part of that, they were looking at methods and costs of clearing out Scotch broom, when someone suggested students. “They had done broom removal and been trained by the CRD staff,” Johnston said. Students had worked on removal in nearby Mill Hill Park. “We had a bunch of students raising money for graduation and school trips,” said Lighthouse principal Leland Makaroff. They created groups of six to 20 students. “We spent 350 hours with all the students clearing the area of Scotch broom.” The school was rewarded with two grants for $6,000 – one last year and another handed over last Friday. Those funds are divvied up among the students by the amount of sweat equity he or she offered. Aside from fundraising, hard work was among the benefits Makaroff and Johnston saw for students. “My focus has been that it’s hard work to do a job like this,” Makaroff said. “You’ve really invested a lot into it and you really understand a labour job. It gives them a perspective of being able to work hard for a length of time.” editor@goldstreamgazette.com

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Pilgrim church to disband June 30 set as end date Charla Huber News staff

The Pilgrim United Church is slated to close after an overwhelming vote. Of 31 members, 28 voted to disband. “We obviously have mixed feelings about this. It’s always really disappointing,” said Doug Goodwill, executive secretary of The British Columbia Conference of The United Church of Canada. “They have had a life there, with witness and worship.”

The vote was held on March 3 and only active members were eligible to vote. The Colwood church will disband on June 30. “ C o n g re g a t i o n s have been declining and members are having a really, really hard time,” said Goodwill “This is not unusual. The congregations have been decreasing in the last 40 years. We built a lot of churches in the ’50s and ’60s. Way too many for our present needs.” Officials at The Pilgrim United Church did not return News Gazette phone calls. charla@goldstream gazette.com

Relay changes venue City Centre Park’s Westhills Arena will be the new host for the 2013 Relay for Life event on June 15. The 12-hour overnight event raises money for the Canadian Cancer Society to go towards the prevention, treatment and research of cancer. A family-friendly event, the relay will feature a survivors ceremony, a moment of remembrance and a variety of activities, along with the 12-hour relay. Westhills Arena was selected because of its location and the facility’s family-friendly features. The event runs from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. To register as a team or an individual visit relaybc.ca. news@goldstreamgazette.com

Mystery shopper scam makes the rounds A new scam is making the rounds on the West Shore, RCMP warn, after reported incidents in the last two weeks. Residents received an email invitation to become a mystery shopper for various big companies. Victims were sent cheques that banks later determined were forged or fake, leaving the shopper to repay the funds. Visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at www. antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca to learn more about this and other ongoing scams. editor@goldstreamgazette.com

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HOW TO: cook a perfect steak Choosing the steak is as important as how you cook it, explains Thomas Yesdreski sous chef at The Westin at Bear Mountain. 1: Check for a consistent marbling with even distribution. Avoid steaks with large pockets of fat. Let meat sit at room temperature for a few minutes. 2. Heat a cast iron pan as hot as it will go. “You want the pan too hot at first because when you add the meat it will cool to just the right temperature,” said Yesdreski. 3. Give the steak a good coating of rub or dry spices. 4. Add a generous amount of ghee or high-quality vegetable oil to the pan then add the steak. The trick to cooking a good steak is keeping the water inside the meat. When it’s cooking on a pan, the water moves up

ASK AN EXPERT on the West Shore to the top of the steak. You want to flip it before the water gets to the top. “If you start to see water on the top, it means you should have flipped it over already,” said Yesdreski. 5. Watch for the steak to plump, flip it, then feel the steak with your finger pushing down in the centre. “You definitely never want to cut into a steak to have a look if it’s done,” insisted Yesdreski. Pushing his thumb and index finger together, Yesdreski presses the fleshy part of his thumb with his other hand. If the meat feels the same that means the steak is rare. For medium rare use a

middle finger, ring finger for medium and pinky for almost well done. 6. Cook the steak feeling it with your finger for desired tenderness. Once the steak is almost done remove from heat, add a dollop of butter to the pan and fresh herbs such as thyme. Coat the steak in the melted butter. 7. Put the steak in a 400-500F oven for two to four minutes to finish cooking the steak evenly. 8. Remove it from the oven and let sit for a couple minutes before serving. “Resting a steak is also a very important,” said the sous chef. “If you cut it when it’s hot the water will pour out and you will be left with a dry piece of meat.” Email editor@goldstreamgazette.com to let us know what you would like to learn from an expert in the community. charla@goldstreamgazette.com


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Big mama gives me the death glare. Her scowling yellow eyes never leave mine as three little puffballs tuck into her chest. You can’t sneak up on an owl, and this one is probably aware of every conversation and keyboard clack in the building where she’s made her home. It’s unusual behaviour, but two great horned owls decided to nest in a concrete planter box under a window, four storeys off the ground. Where North Saanich had its famed eagle cam, Saanich is now host to livestreaming webcams broadcasting the daily drama of an owl family. So far, much of that action is the mom doting over her three down-covered owlets, while pops delivers a steady diet of rodents and birds after dark. “It rare to have a nest situated next to a window where there’s a lot of activity going on,” said Jeff Krieger of Alternative Wildlife Solutions, an animal control company based in Metchosin. “Usually they take over nests of crows or red tailed hawks. Here they took over a planter. It’s a strange spot. It’s quite unique.” Krieger, a volunteer at the Wild Animal Rescue Centre in Metchosin, first got the call from staff at the building in the Tillicum area, who were concerned the mother owl was injured. Turns out she was up to something else. “I went and took a look and put two plus two together and found she was sitting on three eggs,” Krieger said. The owlets hatched over Feb. 13 to 14 and are now in transition from fluffy down to feathers. Wild ARC asked the precise building location not be identified to keep people away from the nest. Great horned owls are common for Greater Victoria, but as nocturnal hunters that tend to nest in rural and forest areas, they aren’t that visible. A pair hatching their brood next to a building and below a window is almost unheard of, and allowed for Krieger to install three webcams

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A great horned owl sits with her three owlets in a planter box outside an office building in the Tillicum area of Saanich. relatively easily (including one with infrared), in partnership with the Hancock Wildlife Foundation. “If you climbed up there you’d have a face full of talons. They’re pretty aggressive with their young,” he remarked. Krieger, a specialist in raptors, expects the great horned owl fam-

ily to stay in place for another six to eight weeks as the owlets gain their footing. Their mother will eventually start leaving the nest for longer periods and join in the hunt with their father. If the pair survive into next year and their planter breeding spot is successful, there’s also a good chance they’ll

return next season. “This is an opportunity to show people what really happens in nature,” Krieger said. “It’s an opportunity to watch nocturnal animals feed their young.” Check out www.hancockwildlife.org under Live Cameras, and the cameras labelled “Victoria Wild ARC owls.” editor@saanichnews.com

City of Colwood Public Notice Updating Parcel Tax Rolls As per section 208 of the Community Charter, notice is hereby given that the following Parcel Tax Rolls are now available for inspection at the City of Colwood Municipal Hall located at 3300 Wishart Road, Colwood, BC between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except statutory holidays: Colwood Main Sewer Local Area Service Parcel Tax Roll Colwood North Sewer Local Area Service Parcel Tax Roll Colwood South Sewer Local Area Service Parcel Tax Roll Colwood East Sewer Local Area Service Parcel Tax Roll Colwood West Sewer Local Area Service Parcel Tax Roll and CRD Onsite Sewage Disposal Systems Services Parcel Tax Roll A person who owns a parcel included on any of these parcel tax rolls may request that the roll be amended, only in relation to the person’s own property, on the following grounds: • There is an error or omission respecting a name or address on the parcel tax roll; • There is an error or omission respecting the inclusion of a parcel; • There is an error or omission respecting the taxable area of a parcel in relation to one or more of the Sewer Local Area Service Parcel Tax Rolls; or • An exemption has been improperly allowed or disallowed. A request by the property owner for an amendment must be submitted in writing to the attention of the Collector on or before 4:30 pm, Wednesday, March 20, 2013, as follows: • Mail or In Person: City of Colwood, 3300 Wishart Road, Colwood, BC V9C 1R1 • Facsimile: 250-478-7516 • E-Mail: rjohnson@colwood.ca Rebecca L. Johnson Director of Finance

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Firing exercises are normally carried out at Albert Head Grenade Range during daylight hours. The Grenade Range is located in the Albert Head training area on Albert Head Road, Metchosin, BC. The coordinates are 48° 23’ 8” North, 123° 28’ 54” West. Bilingual signposts indicating that there is to be no trespassing mark the area.

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Des exercices de tir de grenades au terrain d’entraînement de Albert Head ont lieu normalement entre le lever et le coucher du soleil. Le champ de tir de grenades est situé dans le secteur d’entraînement de Albert Head, chemin Albert Head, Metchosin, CB. Les coordonnées sont 48° 23’ 8” Nord, 123° 28’ 54” Ouest. Des affiches bilingues interdisant l’accès sont aux entrées, chemins et sur les voies d’eau menant au secteur.

STRAY AMMUNITION AND EXPLOSIVE OBJECTS MUNITIONS ET EXPLOSIFS PERDUS Bombs, grenades, shells and similar explosive objects are a hazard to life and limb. Do not pick up or retain objects as souvenirs. If you have found or have in your possession any object, which you believe to be an explosive, notify your local police and arrangements will be made to dispose of it. No unauthorized person may enter this area and trespassing is prohibited.

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Most everybody can think of something in their community they would like to see addressed by the police. Colwood’s protective services committee on Wednesday, March 13 will give the public a chance to speak its mind. The committee will look at what the city would like to see as priorities for the RCMP Community Policing Program for 2013 and seeks input from the public. Every year the program comes up with a list of priorities based public input along with the municipalities, among others. “We canvass everybody and we ask everybody to come up with ideas of things that would make a meaningful impact to them,” said RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Kathy Rochlitz. “It’s whatever anybody can come up with that they think would make a significant impact.” Anything from traffic issues to a particular education program, or any other areas of interest, are welcome ideas. Last year the program focused on thefts from vehicles and developed some campaigns as a result of that mandate. The public is welcome to attend the committee meeting at 5:30 p.m. at Colwood city hall (3300 Wishart Rd.) to take part in the discussion. kwells@goldstreamgazette.com

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James Grant, 15, top, Mark Grant, 13, and Jessica Reynolds, 14, travel from Courtenay twice a week to train on the velodrome. All three teens learned on rental bikes at the velodrome. Charla Huber/News staff

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The 23-year-old from Saanich would have never been able to try track cycling if it weren’t for the velodrome and the rental bikes available. Carleton said she is excited for the new rental bikes and the possibilities they will create for

University surveys Colwood Wanted: people who care for and want to learn more about Colwood. Started in 2011 by the United Way of Greater Victoria, in partnership with the University of Victoria’s Office of Communitybased Research, the Community Tables: Engaging Neighbours project brings people together who live, work or play in a specific region to find solutions and make the community an even greater place to live. This year, community tables are in Colwood and Brentwood Bay. Graduate students are also gathering information and stories about Colwood and want to know what the public would like to see the community look like in 10 years. To submit, complete the short online survey at http://mapping.uvic.ca/ uwgv (click Colwood). The information will be used to create a map highlighting Colwood’s assets and visions. To learn more about the community tables contact Geoff Cross at crossgg@uvic.ca or 250-229-7363.

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West Shore RCMP are looking for two suspects after nearly 50 residential blue boxes and garbage cans were vandalized on March 4. Around 11:20 p.m. RCMP began receiving several calls from people reporting the vandalism throughout Langford and Colwood. Police believe two vehicles are involved. One is described as a black Honda CRV, the other is a light blue Ford F150 believed to be a 2009 to 2011 model. editor@goldstreamgazette.com

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Liberal secrets can’t be denied Politics is never as exciting as in the weeks leading up to an election. And this year’s provincial election campaign season is shaping up to be one of the most interesting in decades. The latest carbuncle on the Liberal party’s elbow cost premier Christy Clark her longtime assistant, Kim Haakstad and Lessons to be multiculturalism learned from minister John Yap. Despite several latest scandal apologies, Clark and the Liberals are feeling the heat from their secret plan to woo ethnic voters by using cheap apologies rather than solid policies. So, they had a plan to get the ethnic vote – so what, we’ll bet the NDP does too. The problem here is, the government was apparently planning on using taxpayers money to do it, and they were using personal email accounts in order to hide their plan – which is unnacceptable on any terms. With the scandal uncovered it clearly shows the Liberals have a deceptive side. This government, which has always claimed to be open and transparent in its communications, has shown us its true colours. Their efforts to hide communications by using personal emails is a deliberate act that leaves voters uneasy and shakes the confidence of Liberal party members. What we are witness to now – some six weeks away from a provincial election – is the implosion of the Liberal party, the likes of which we haven’t seen since the demise of Bill Vander Zalm’s Social Credit party in the early 1990s. As it sets the stage for a potential NDP landslide, it also sets the stage for how future governments behave. The lesson here is stick to the rules and when you make a promise to be open and honest, take it as seriously as your constituents will. What do you think? Give us your comments by email: editor@goldstreamgazette.com or fax 250-478-6545. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Goldstream News Gazette is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

Clean-tech sector valuable to region While many visitors to our part In Parliament, I work with a new of the world leave with images of all-party clean-tech caucus, chaired breathtaking scenery, gorgeous by Conservative MP Jay Aspin. We gardens, taste-tempting farmer’s have engaged MPs across party markets and great lines in the exciting restaurants, the Saanich potential for innovation in Peninsula is also home to clean-tech. a large number of thriving The sector is making industries, manufacturers gains in improving the and innovators. Quite energy efficiency of the a number fall in the mining sector, reducing category of clean-tech. wastewater in the oil The clean-tech sector sands and cutting deeply is identified globally into the price differential as having enormous between renewable potential. By 2020, it is energies and coal, to the estimated the sector will Elizabeth May point that some new wind be worth $3 trillion to the and solar initiatives outGuest Column world economy. perform coal in terms of Certainly, investments price. in the U.S. have been outpacing A recent report by the Pembina Canada. U.S. President Barack Institute, Competing in clean energy: Obama’s new tone of resolve How Canada can capitalize on the in addressing the climate crisis global transition to clean energy, Jan. suggests that their previous level of 22), based on a forensic review of support will be ramping up. Obama the sector and extensive interviews, highlighted the potential of cleanconcluded that Canada could tech to stimulate the economy expand our clean-tech sector to $60 and create jobs in his inauguration billion by 2020. address: That realistic assessment needs “We cannot cede to other nations to be underscored. We have the the technology that will power new potential for six-fold growth over jobs and new industries; we must the next seven years. claim its promise.” Vancouver Island Technology At the moment, Canada has Park has been an incubator for new only one per cent of the sector’s clean-tech firms, with companies current $1 trillion global value. working in bio-fuels, wind energy Still, that relatively small piece of and tidal power. the pie is responsible for 52,600 As well, the Saanich Peninsula Canadian jobs in 700 clean-tech hosts a number of firms working companies. The sector was worth in the clean-tech sector, from more than $10 billion in this Triton Logging, which accesses country last year, a jump of 18 per sustainable hardwood from tropical cent over the previous year. hydro-electric sites, to Aeolis Wind

and a number of environmental consulting companies. Our area benefits from jobs in clean-tech – more than 300 people are working at Stantec’s Sidney location alone. To help the sector reach its full potential, we need provincial and federal policies to align. It is excellent to know we can produce power from tidal action, but it would certainly help start-up companies if they could access a “feed-in” tariff and sell into the grid. The federal government needs to continue its support of Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). Founded in 2001, SDTC has successfully completed 19 rounds of funding approvals. So far, more than $500 million has been allocated to 228 projects. That level of investment has resulted in a highly successful track record in leveraging funds from other project partners. The ratio is 2.4:1, with $1.4 billion leveraged from $560 million. Amazingly, two of the 14-member SDTC board are prominent local residents, including its chair, Juergen Puetter of Aeolis Wind, and former Saanich-Gulf Islands Member of Parliament, Gary Lunn, who was recently appointed. I sincerely hope they will succeed in gaining replenishment of funding for clean-tech in this spring’s budget. It has tremendous potential for the planet, for Canada and for Saanich-Gulf Islands. Elizabeth May is MP for SaanichGulf Islands, leader of the Green Party of Canada and an officer of the Order of Canada.

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Modern rail, historic buildings able to co-exist Victoria council and city planners surely could have been more creative visionaries and developed a strategy to conserve the historic Roundhouse building, while also preserving our historic rail line. Huge successes have been realized by cities of all sizes across Eastern Canada and the United States that are reclaiming and modernizing rail for continuous connection to communities. Continuous modern rail could boost local economies, reduce social isolation and ease environmental stressors. Can we not learn from this? Recently presented demographic survey analysis from across Canada indicates that Vancouver Island (and specifically Victoria) will continue to steadily attract approaching retirees for permanent residency. It seems to me that this population would especially benefit from continuous modern rail transportation.

By blending the old and the new, ‘modern rail’ can be established in Victoria and must, once again, traverse the Johnson Street Bridge into Old Town. Current building standards indicate that modern rail could be supported on the new Johnson Street Bridge. One of the many reasons the historic Roundhouse building and rail must be preserved, is the character it brings to this city. Buildings and transportation amenities with history are beautiful and serve as a reminder of days gone by. They add colour to the community and they are revenuegenerators. In short, historic structures are good for tourism and business and they add vibrancy to our city core. Why has our city council demonstrated a lack of forethought in some of its fundamental planning? Are their values in harmony with those of taxpaying citizens of Victoria? Marilyn Ferguson Victoria

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Blooms on the horizon Pedestrians pass by one of the sure signs of spring, a potted tree sprouting new buds and leaves, during a sunny noon hour on Oak Bay Avenue. Greater Victorians counted nearly 763 million blooms during the recent Flower Count. Victoria won the municipal challenge with nearly 300 million blooms tallied, while students in Susan Shemilt’s Grade 4 class at Frank Hobbes elementary in Saanich earning the top-counting school award. They received a trip to Butchart Gardens, with transportation courtesy L.A. Limousines.

Clark poor example for women in politics

Readers split on Suzuki

Re: Ex-Liberal MLA backs up former colleague Clark (Letters, March 1) Sheila Orr’s letter about Christy Clark and women in public life is one of the strangest and saddest rants I’ve come across in 50 years following B.C. politics. She is right that female politicians in B.C. have generally not been treated fairly by the media or male politicians. There is no question we need more women involved in our

Re: The Don Cherry of TV science (B.C. Views, Feb. 27) Columnist Tom Fletcher’s red-herringheavy replies to David Suzuki’s fracking criticisms have me scratching my head. He seems to think that when it comes to science, we’re supposed to believe a newspaper columnist more than a scientist? I trust Dr. David

political process – women with ability and integrity like Grace McCarthy and Carole James. But Orr couldn’t be more wrong in saying that Clark is the kind of woman we need in politics. The kerfuffle over the “ethnic strategy” memo is just the latest in a series of incidents demonstrating that Clark is the kind of person we definitely don’t need in B.C. politics. Gordon Pollard Victoria

Suzuki over the industry spin doctors and their columnist lapdog Tom Fletcher. Murray Sinclair Victoria

Suzuki not above media criticism Re: The Don Cherry of TV science (B.C. Views Feb. 27) Congratulations to Tom Fletcher for his excellent column on

David Suzuki. It’s very rare for anyone in the media to criticize the Mother Teresa of the environment. As an endangered species myself, being a Conservative her e in the people’s republic of Victoria, I look forward to further honest commentary from Mr. Fletcher. John M. Tolley Victoria

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Much baroque music draws its inspiration from the gypsy music that bubbled up through social circles into the courts of nobility. Capturing the spirit of the times, this lively program portrays unexpected parallels between gypsy music and that of Vivaldi, Telemann and their contemporaries. Pre-concert talk at 7:10 p.m. March 9 at Alix Goolden Hall. For ticket information go to rmts.bc.ca.

From the ice to the canvas her feet as a working impressionist, which shouldn’t be too hard. Her career is budding and already includes hundreds of impressionist paintings sold in the past few years, many from a gallery Travis Paterson she had in Loveland, Col. News staff “I still get sales from my website but the goal is to In order to pursue her true love, become further immersed Ashlee Comerford is falling back on in the community,” she said. her trade. “I’m still just checking it all It’s a story all too common with out.” artists. Sticking out a less than desirAnd there’s that award. able day job in order to stay up late Judged by jury, her piece making music, put a pen to paper or Labour of Love won second in a brush to canvas. its category in the American In Comerford’s case, though, it’s Impressionists Society show not so bad. in 2010. The 29-year-old is an award-winIt’s a career that was bound ning impressionist-style painter, to happen, though it took a which she currently does in the secsuggestion from a friend back ond bedroom in her apartment, a in St. John’s. stone’s throw from Macaulay Point. “I used to sketch with my She relocated to Esquimalt four pencil, and was pretty good at months ago from Colorado, where it, and my friend said ‘you’ve she lived the past six years. And until got to pursue this if you’re she can establish herself as a fullgoing to pursue anything.’ time artist, she’s working a part-time “I went to Denver for a onejob, and is on the ice nearly every month trial at the Arts Studay as a coach with the Oak Bay Figdent League, and then subure Skating Club. mitted my pieces for review. “It comes very natural to me. A I’d never picked up a brush long time ago, before I had ever before but they accepted me Sharon Tiffin/News Staff by jury. I returned for three painted, I was completely dedicated to skating,” Comerford said of her Artist Ashlee Comerford works on a painting in her years with two of the top home in Esquimalt. days growing up in St. John’s, Nfld. master-impressionists in the Perhaps not surprisingly, her talU.S.A., Quang Ho and Ron ents have come in handy, particureography, which not everyone can do, Hicks.” larly with choreography, said head believe me.” So far, Comerford’s completed some coach Jamie McGrigor. Last month, Oak Bay’s skaters won local commission work and next week “I haven’t seen her art but we’ve heard at the Island championships, a team is kind of a big one, as she’ll tie the knot she’s famous, and I wouldn’t be sur- that included Amanda Wright, who was with her fiance, who is stationed here prised,” McGrigor said. judged best elements skater in her cat- with the navy. “(Comerford) is one of our many egory. See her work at ashleecomerford. excellent coaches. She’s well rounded But that’s a day job for Comerford. com. at it and the bonus is she’s great at choAs an artist, her plan is to get back on sports@vicnews.com

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Twisted art display Local sculptor Birgit Piskor, who is garnering international acclaim, is having an open house at her gallery/studio 560 Niagara St. in James Bay on Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10 from 12 to 6 p.m. Her current show is influenced by a neardeath experience involving an encounter with a whale. Thus as the whales start their spring migration, so Piskor reveals the migration of her sculpture from vertical works to spirals worked in a material a lot of people shy away from. Learn more about her work at birgitpiskor.com.

Fantastical Fairytales Be swept away by folk, fairy and fractured stories from around the world. For ages 6 to 9 at the Emily Carr Branch of the library on Saturday, March 9, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Register online at gvpl.ca or call 250-475-6100 for more information.

Transforming the Haka ritual Dance Victoria presents New Zealand’s Black Grace on March 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Royal Theatre. With its unique fusion of Pacific Island (Maori and Samoan) traditional dances and contemporary dance, the company quickly achieved international audience and critical acclaim. Their work is extraordinarily athletic, percussive, spiritual and dynamic. Tickets start at $29 and are available from the McPherson box office at 250-386-6121. Go to DanceVictoria.com for video and information.

Trombone on a mission The UVic faculty concert series presents Scott MacInnes, trombone and guests on March 10. MacInnes, UVic’s trombone instructor, has a mission: to prove this bellowing brass instrument is viable and versatile in the mainstream. Several members of the Naden Band, Victoria Symphony, and a few UVic alumni will join MacInnes on the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall stage in the MacLaurin Building at the University of Victoria. Tickets are $17.50 and $13.50 and are available at the door or through the UVic ticket centre at 250-721-8480, or go to auditorium.uvic.ca/tickets.

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Celebrate International Women’s Day with art The Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria celebrates the positive power of women artists with the show, Our Diversity Makes Us Stronger: A Celebration of International Women’s Day, running March 7 to 17 at the Arts Centre at Cedar Hill, 3220 Cedar Hill Rd. Organizers gathered more than 35 of Victoria’s esteemed women artists whose imagery will fill two of the large gallery spaces at the Arts Centre. “We wanted to create the feeling of a crowd of women standing together, standing proud,” said Joan McHardy, show co-organizer. The show includes work by Pat Martin Bates, Phyllis Serota, Yumie Kono, Avis Rasmussen, Millie Shapiro, and the two show organizers, McHardy and Betty Meyers. Michelle Jacques, chief curator at the Victoria Art Gallery Courtesy Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria will be the keynote speaker at Millicent Shapiro’s Bella, oil on canvas, is among the works on the opening reception March 8, display at the Arts Centre at Cedar Hill. 7 to 9 p.m.

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March vespers offer Vision Toronto’s Peripheral Vision performs at Jazz Vespers West Shore Church of the Advent (510 Mount View, Colwood) on Sunday, March 17 at 7 p.m. A free will offering will be taken. Visit www.peripheralvisionmusic.com for a taste of the music.

Belmont’s on a witch hunt Charla Huber News staff

The senior acting company at Belmont secondary school will hunt witches in The Crucible. A jealous mistress starts rumours of witches to try and get her love interest John Proctor away from him wife Elizabeth. “She won’t take no for an answer,” said Raylene Robinson, who plays Abigail the mistress. Robinson said she was fascinated by the script as it is based

on the historical events of the Salem witch trials. Ryan White, who plays John Proctor, explained even though the production is a historical one it relates to struggles of today. “People are being accused of something and without proof the other people just believe it,” said the Grade 12 actor. The entire play is a student production with students painting sets, sewing costumes and acting. This is the first time The Crucible is being performed at the

school. “It’s a fast-paced play. This has been a challenge for the students, but they have met the challenge and it’s amazing to watch them and see how far they have come,” said teacher and director Melissa Young The play is performed in the the drama room at Belmont secondary March 12 and 13 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is by donation. For more information call Belmont at 250-478-5501. charla@goldstreamgazette.com

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Big line carries Braves into series VIJHL South final Game 4 tonight Travis Paterson News staff

Max Mois only scored once in the Saanich Braves 6-4 win over the Victoria Cougars in Game 2 of the South final on Monday night, but his play around the ice was noticeably different. Each player on the Braves’ top line of Mois, Josh Gray and Cole Golka scored once, as the Braves evened the series at one game apiece on home ice at Pearkes arena. But it was Mois who won puck battles, out-skated and outworked the swift moving Cougars defence, and symbolized a different look than the Braves who lost 5-1 in Game 1 on Sunday. “They had a fire in them, and were getting the bounces and getting pucks on net, which they didn’t do in Game 1,” Braves assistant coach Scott Hawthorne said. Despite how it looked from the stands, Hawthorne didn’t think Mois, Gray and Golka played that much of a different game than Game 1, but agreed there was some improvements. “Throughout the lineup our guys were definitely a lot more

willing to sacrifice the body and block shots (on Monday). We were able to rise to the challenge, we just needed to do a lot of the little things.” Results from Game 3 last night were past press time. Game 4 is tonight (March 8), 6:30 p.m. at Pearkes. “We outplayed them five-onfive,” Mois said. “But we have to continue to key in on their power play. If we can do that we’re good from here on in.”

“It’s going to be a very good series. You have to come out with desperation to start the games.” – Mark Van Helvoirt Game 2 was vastly different from Game 1, as Braves defenceman Liam Sproule scored to make it 1-0. Water on the ice delayed the second period. When play started the Braves quickly stretched the lead to 4-0 with power play goals from Golka and Gray and an even strength goal from Nick Guerra. It was only the halfway point, however, and when the penalties started to go against the Braves, the Cougars immediately capitalized with power play goals of

their own from Brody Coulter and Dane Feeney to make it 4-2. A minute later, and still only 11 minutes into the second period, the Braves struck back when Mois buried a pass from Gray to make it 5-2. The Cougars didn’t let up, but the big Braves defence, buoyed by the return of Brandon Parmar, seemed much more adept in using small surface of Pearkes to their advantage. Victoria sniffed a comeback with a power play to start the third period when Parmar poked the puck loose with a diving effort at the Cougars’ blue line. Braves forward Sam Johnston jumped on it for a breakaway goal past goalie Evan Roch. It all but sealed the game’s outcome as one could feel a gust of steam emitted from the Cougars’ bench. Feeney eventually completed the hat trick with two power play goals late in the third period. Braves goalie Tanner McGaw made 48 saves on 52 shots. Roch stopped 30 of 36 for the Cougars. “It took us 25 minutes to wake up and get some urgency into our game,” said Cougars coach Mark Van Helvoirt. “A couple bad bounces, couple bad calls and we get off the rails, focusing on the wrong things.” sports@vicnews.com

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Victoria Cougars (No. 16) Mark Walton tries to steal the puck from Saanich Braves (No. 20) Chad Roorda at Archie Browning Sports Centre during Game 1 of the series. Game 4 is tonight at Pearkes.

Claremont wrestler leads the way

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Nationals come next as high school season ends for wrestlers

Playoffs shape up for Victoria Hockey League

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When his season didn’t start well, Nolan Mitchell contemplated his future in wrestling. But the 15-yearold and defending provincial champion didn’t quit. He just kept working, and on Saturday Mitchell won gold in the 45-kiloNolan Mitchell gram class of the B.C. high school wrestling championships, held at Duncan’s Island Savings Centre. “It was a big win and came with a big adrenaline rush. I like seeing that I can get better and I can continue,” he said. It’s the second straight year he’s won gold at provincials as the only wrestler out of Claremont secondary school,

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Nolan Mitchell of Claremont throws Jarred Beckett of Alberni District secondary during an Island meet earlier this year. though he actually trains with the Cowichan Wrestling Club. It’s also the second straight year Mitchell defeated Justin Cacatian in the final, and was a moment of retribution, as it was Cacatian who knocked Mitchell out at SFU’s War on the Floor in the fall. “It wasn’t a dominant win or anything but it was nice to get (Cacatian) back after

he beat me this (at War on the Floor).” In four fights Mitchell won by pin, then by technical superiority (leading by six points) in each of his next three, never needing a third round. About a dozen Greater Victoria wrestlers in all competed at provincials. Esquimalt’s Carlton Cochran (fifth) and Erin Geddie (sixth) and Reynolds’ Paul Aquino (fifth) placed in the top six of their respective weight classes. It’s a solid finish for Cochran, a Grade 10 and rookie to the sport. Two more wrestlers from the Victoria Bulldogs district team nearly medalled. Oak Bay High’s John Fayad pinned his second opponent but was knocked out in his third match. Stelly’s Donovan Huynh went 2-2, losing his fourth match by a point. “It’s exhausting to see one of your wrestler’s lose by a point, it just drains you,” said Huynh’s coach, Ed Ashmore. “But you gotta recover because you gotta get your kid recovered.” Mitchell is currently in fundraising mode seeking sponsorship to build on his national bronze medal when he attends the Canadian championships in Saskatoon next month. Fayad is also planning on attending. sports@vicnews.com

Rodney Lavoie, Trevor McNeil and Pat Papineau scored as the Stars beat the Lions 3-0 in Game 1 of their Victoria Hockey League senior men’s semifinal playoff series on Saturday. The best-of-five series continued last night, results were past press time. In the other series the Penguins beat the Sharks 3-2 in overtime in Game 1 but the Sharks tied the series with a 4-3 win on Saturday. The Penguins and Sharks play tonight (March 8), 8:30 p.m. at CFB Esquimalt’s Wurtele Arena. The Lions and Sharks continue their series tomorrow night, 8:15 p.m. at Pearkes arena green rink.

Bays, Lakehill in VISL Jackson Cup semifinals Bays United face Nanaimo 7 p.m. tonight at Hampton Park in Saanich in one of the two Vancouver Island Soccer League Jackson Cup semifinals this weekend. The Div. 2 Lakehill Reds face Sooke Celtic at Braefoot Park tomorrow at 4 p.m. The Reds are the only non Div. 1 team remaining in the competition, having squeaked past Vic West 1-0 in quarter-finals last week. Sooke beat Salt Spring 4-2, Bays Utd. throttled Div. 2 Gordon Head 9-0, while Nanaimo won 2-0 over Cowichan Div. 2.


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With playoffs clinched frustrations rise for Royals Airport Consultative Committee Public Meeting

Royals host Giants, Winterhawks Travis Paterson News staff

Board Chair Lindalee Brougham, on behalf of the Victoria Airport Authority Board of Directors, invites the public to attend the VAA’s Airport Consultative Committee Meeting 7:30 am, Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour Hotel 728 Humboldt Street, Victoria, BC (continental breakfast served) Agenda available at: www.victoriaairport.com/consultative-committee Enquiries: (250) 953 7501

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If the Victoria Royals draw the Kamloops Blazers in the first round of the WHL playoffs — look out. The teams combined for 156 penalty minutes at Kamloops’ Interior Savings Centre on Tuesday, a 6-0 Blazers’ win. It was the Royals’ 10th straight loss, though the team has managed a paltry two points along the way. The Royals (37-27-2-4) played in Kelowna on Wednesday night (results were past press time) and are home tonight (March 8) to face the Vancouver Giants, 7 p.m. at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Small as it might seem, those two points the Royals picked up in February, one an overtime loss and the other a shootout loss, are part of a four point cushion on which the

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Royals forward Mitch Deacon fights Blazers forward J.C. Lipon in Kamloops on Tuesday night. Royals are resting, having clinched sixth place and a playoff spot in the Western conference. The absence of 21-year-olds Alex Gogolev and now Tyler Stahl due to injuries have certainly hurt the team. Gogolev’s been out since Feb. 5. At that point Gogolev had a three-game goal scoring streak and had posted 22 points in 13 games in January, during which the Royals shot up to fourth place.

Despite dropping 10 straight, the Royals have clinched sixth place. With seven games remaining it’s numerically possible to catch the fifth place Spokane Chiefs, though unlikely. The seventhplace Seattle Thunderbirds are too far behind to catch the Royals. In the meantime, frustration is boiling over for the Royals. Ninety-three of the penalty minutes assessed on Tuesday night went to the Roy-

als in the third period. And there was controversy, when Tim Traber of the Royals jumped Kale Kessy of the Blazers in the third period. Perhaps unknown to Traber is that Kessy was being choked by his own jersey and, by many Blazers’ accounts, was rendered unconscious, said Kamloops This Week. Blazers goalie Cole Cheveldave only faced 14 shots to earn the shutout. Patrik Polivka started in net for the Royals, made 17 saves on 22 shots, and was replaced with Coleman Vollrath to start the third period. The Blazers are within a point of the B.C. division-leading Kelowna Rockets. Should the Blazers finish third in the West, a Round 1 series with the Royals — a roughand-tumble one, no doubt — will be in the cards. - files from Marty Hastings/Kamloops This Week

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Belmont bomb Oak Bay for spot at AAA provincials Bulldogs win AAA Island basketball championships challenge game Travis Paterson News staff

With five and half minutes left on Tuesday night the Oak Bay Bays were within a point of the Belmont Bulldogs, at 49-48. At that point, neither team’s players were thinking that this was the last quarter of their season, or high school career. But it was. The Bulldogs went on a dominant fourth-quarter run and won the challenge game 71-54, taking the second and final Island berth for the AAA Boys Basketball Provincial Championships in Langley, March 12 to 16. The game came about because Belmont, which finished third at the Island AAA boys championships at Mount Douglas on Saturday, hadn’t played second-place Oak Bay in the tournament. The Bulldogs had the right to chal-

lenge the Bays for the spot at provincials, and they did. Belmont’s Erik Spaven scored 19 points to lead all scorers, but it was the clutch three-pointers hit by Bulldog Dan Massy, six of them for all 18 of his points, that was the difference for the Bulldogs. “It’s huge to get that scoring from Massy with Spaven and Owen Vaags getting so much attention,” said Bulldogs coach Kevin Brown. It was the first time the Bulldogs beat the Bays this year, but it’s not as cut and dry as it might seem. Brown sees it as a threeway tossup between Island champs Claremont Spartans, who Belmont beat this year, and the Bays. “A lot of people looking from outside might think it’s a big deal that we upset Oak Bay but us, Claremont and Oak Bay can all beat each other. It really could have been any three of us winning Islands or in the challenge game.” Belmont nearly defeated Claremont twice in season play this season, and also lost by a point

in overtime at home to Oak Bay. “We weren’t expecting to win the challenge game but we weren’t surprised either, it’s just so close between us,” Brown said. The unranked Bulldogs will face South Kamloops at provincials while Claremont will face St. George. “Any time your high school career is over, there’s going to be disappointment and sadness. It’s just a natural situation,” Bays coach Chris Franklin said. Among the graduating seniors with the Oak Bay Bays are allstars Matt Hampton and Liam Horne. Replacing them will be difficult, Franklin said. “It’s a great group of boys, I really enjoyed coaching them, unfortunately we weren’t able to get off the Island.” On Wednesday morning the St. Michaels University School Blue Jaguars won Game 1 of the boys AA basketball provincials and Oak Bay Breakers won Game 1 of the AAA girls provincials. See bcboysbasketball.com and bcssgba.ca for updates. sports@vicnews.com


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MOVING & STORAGE

PLUMBING

ACCOUNTING Vida Samimi

250-361-6193 Quality Electric Reno’s, res & comm. No job too small. Lic# 22779.

250-889-5794. DIAMOND Dave Gutter & Window Cleaning at Fair Prices!

✭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.

11 DIAMOND Moving- 1 ton 2 ton. Prices starting at $85/hr. Call 250-220-0734.

EXPERIENCED JOURNEYMAN Plumber. Renos, New Construction & Service. Fair rates. Insured. Reliable, friendly. Great references. Call Mike at KNA (250)880-0104.

PARRY’S HAULING We haul it all - FREE estimates. Call Shawn 250-812-7774

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.

Certified General Accountant Bookkeeping, Audit, Payroll, HST. Set up & Training. E-File

TAX 250-477-4601 BLACK TIE Bookkeeping. Complete bookkeeping and payroll. (250)812-3625, stef@ blacktiebookkeeping.com DOUBLE C Bookkeeping. Bookkeeping and Income Tax for all of your personal and small business needs. 250514-3833 doublecbooks@shaw.ca

CARPENTRY

AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550. 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. $40/hr. Work Guaranteed. Any size job. (250)888-6160. Lic#13981.

EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE

BENOIT CONSTRUCTION. Reno’s & Additions. Windows, Doors, Decks. 250-479-0748.

BUBBA’S HAULING. Mini excavator & bob cat services. Perimeter drains, driveway prep, Hardscapes, Lot clearing. Call 250-478-8858.

CARPET INSTALLATION

FENCING

MALTA FLOORING Installation. Carpets, laminates, hardwood, lino. BBB 250-388-0278

ALL TYPES of fencing, repairs. Reliable, on-time. Free estimates. Call 250-888-8637.

CLEANING SERVICES

THE LANGFORD MANdecks, fences, quality work, competitive pricing, licensed & insured. Fred, (250)514-5280.

HOUSEKEEPER EXPERIENCED, reliable. References. 250-920-6516, 250-881-7444. MALTA HOUSECLEANING Estates, events, offices. BBB member. (250)388-0278. NEED HELP cleaning your house? $18/hr. Call Dorothy at (250)478-8940. SPOTLESS HOME Cleaning. Affordable, Exp’d, Reliable, Efficient. Exc refs. 250-508-1018

COMPUTER SERVICES A HOME COMPUTER Coach. Senior friendly. Computer lessons, maintenance and problem solving. Please call Des 250-656-9363, 250-727-5519.

DRYWALL 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.

250-507-6543. AL’S V.I.P. Gutter Cleaning, guards, power washing, de-moss, Insured.

(250) 858-0588 - Tree Service - Landscaping - Lawn & Garden Clean ups - Hedge trimming & Pruning - Pressure washing - Gutters Free estimates * WCB www.mowtime.ca

GUTTER CLEANING. Repairs, Maintenance, Gutterguard, Leaf traps. Grand Xterior Cleaning Services. WCB Insured. Call 250-380-7778.

DPM SERVICES- lawn & garden, seasonal pruning, clean ups, landscape, power wash, etc. 15yrs exp. (250)883-8141 ECOCUTS LAWN CARE Less Emissions & Less Noise - Call for Spring Cleanups Free Est. 250-216-6996 www.ecocutslawncare.com

ELITE GARDEN MAINTENANCE Commercial and Residential. New Year Contracts. Clean-Ups & Landscaping 778-678-2524

HOME IMPROVEMENTS HANDYPERSONS AL’S AVAILABLE to update your home. Kitchens, baths, basements, etc. Licensed & Insured. Al 250-415-1397. BIG BEAR Handyman. Decks, Stairs, Painting, General household repairs. Free estimate. Call Barry 250-896-6071

HAULING AND SALVAGE $20 & Up Garbage & Garden waste removal. Senior Disc. Free estimates. 250-812-2279.

FRUIT TREES Overgrown? Shaping trees & roses. Blackberry clearing. Call John, 250-478-7314, 250-812-8236.

FURNITURE REFINISHING. Specializing in small items, end-tables, coffee tables, chairs. Free pick-up & delivery. References available. 250-475-1462.

RENOS BY Don, 25 yrs exp. New, renos, repairs, decks, fencing, bathrooms, kitchens. Senior discounts. Licensed, Insured, WCB, 250-588-1545. THE MOSS MAN ChemicalFree Roof De-Mossing & Gutter Cleaning since 1996. Call 250-881-5515. Free estimates! www.mossman.ca

FAMILY MAN Hauling. Prompt, Courteous. Call Chris for all your hauling needs. 250-920-8463.

INSULATION MALTA BLOWN Insulation. Attics - interior/exterior walls & sound silencer. (250)388-0278 QUALITY INSULATION blown fiberglass. Affordable rates. WCB. (250)896-6652.

MASONRY & BRICKWORK CBS MASONRY BBB. WCB. Chimneys, Fireplaces, Flagstone Rock, Concrete Pavers, Natural & Veneered Stone. Replace, Rebuild, Renew! “Quality is our Guarantee”. Free Competitive Estimates. (250)294-9942/(250)589-9942. www.cbsmasonry.com

GARDENING (250)208-8535 WOODCHUCK Yard & garden overgrown? Aerating, pwr raking, blackberry & ivy removal. 25 years exp.

250-479-7950 FREE ESTIMATES • Lawn Maintenance • Landscaping • Hedge Trimming • Tree Pruning • Yard Cleanups • Gardening/Weeding • Aeration, Odd Jobs NO SURPRISES NO MESS www.hollandave.ca

M&S OXFORD Home/Commercial Reno’s & Painting. Patio’s, Decks, Sheds, Hardwood and Trim. 25 yrs exp. Quality Guar. 250-213-5204.

CLEAN-UP SPECIAL. You load bins, size 12 yard $100 plus dump fee or we do it all. Call 250-361-6164.

GARY’S HAULING. One call does it all. Small demos & yard clean-up. Vehicle & metal recycling. Call (778)966-1413.

FURNITURE REFINISHING

HAPPY VALLEY Reno’s. Home repairs, small reno’s. No job too small. 30 years experience. Call (250)474-7277.

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DONE RIGHT MOVING $80/hr. Senior Discount. Free Est’s. No travel time before or after. SMOOTH MOVES. Call Tyler at 250-418-1747.

A PROFESSIONAL Woman painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wall coverings. Over 25yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220. B L Coastal Coatings. Quality, reliable, great rates. All your Painting needs. (250)818-7443 SPRING TIME SPECIALS for Painting and Drywall Repairs. Painting of walls to 12’x12’ room 8’ foot ceiling,$ 195.00. Includes 2 coats of Cloverdale paint to walls. TAXES included in price. Drywall patch 2’x2’ to wall.$ 145.00, drywall installed, tape, filled, sanded, primed ready for paint. All work guaranteed, NO mess to clean up during or after job is complete. Book your FREE estimate for your painting and drywall repairs. FREE quotes to Restoration Companyies, for Seal coats, drywall repairs, texture repairs, painting repairs, power washing. Helping People and Restoration Companies to take care of their Homes and Business with drywall repairs and painting repairs since 1994 Ltd. Call Jason at 250797-5067 for FREE ESTIMATES or Email jdhpainting@telus.net Thank You

SAVE-A-LOT HAULING Furniture, appliance, garden waste, we take it all! Always lowest rate, senior discount. Brad 250-217-9578.

FREE ESTIMATES. Reasonable. Reliable. No job too small. Call 250-388-5544.

PRESSURE WASHING DRIVEWAYS, WALKWAYS, Decks, etc. Reasonable rates. 250-744-8588, Norm.

RUBBISH REMOVAL MALTA GARDEN & Rubbish Removal. Best Rates. BBB member. (250)388-0278.

STUCCO/SIDING RE-STUCCO & HARDY Plank/Painting Specialist. 50 years experience. Free estimates. Dan, 250-391-9851.

TREE SERVICES BUDDY’S TREE SERVICESTrimming, pruning, chipping, removals, hedges, lawn care, Insured. Keith, (250)474-3697.

UPHOLSTERY UPHOLSTERER work. Your fabric 250-480-7937.

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BOB’S WINDOW Cleaning Roof demoss, gutters. Licensed Affordable. 250-884-7066.

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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.

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JUNK REMOVAL 7 days / wk. Fast Service, Best Prices!! Free quotes. (250)857-JUNK.

FELIX PLUMBING. Over 35 years experience. Reasonable rates. Call 250-514-2376.

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ROMAX MASONRY. Exp’d & Professional. Chimneys, Brick Veneer, Rockwork, Cultured Stone, Interlocking Paving. Small Excavating. Fully insured. Estimates. Call 250-588-9471.

PRO IRISH GARDENERSmaintenance, pruning, cleanups, lawn care. 20 yrs exp. WCB. Call (250)652-6989. SPRING CLEANups, complete maintenance. Residential & Commercial. 250-474-4373.

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This Weekend’s

Select your home. Select your mortgage.

OPENHOUSES Published Every Thursday

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

206-1030 Meares, $399,900 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jeff Shaw, 250-474-6003

104-2608 Prior St., $305,000 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Corie Meyer, 250-384-8124

302-1025 Meares St, $329,000 Saturday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Fred Lerch, 250-889-2528

pg. 5

pg. 9

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ed Ho, 250-477-7291

pg. 8

Saturday 3-4:30 RE/MAX Camosun April Prinz, 250-744-3301

7-126 Hallowell, $399,900 pg. 10

Saturday 2-4 Brown Brothers Real Estate Robert Young 250 385-6900

Saturday - Tuesday noon - 5 pm Fair Realty Ryan Bicknell 250 883-2715

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

Sunday 2-4 Fair Realty Kevin Ramsay, 250-217-5091

pg. 11

pg. 3

pg. 5

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Alli Munro, 250-477-5353

pg. 12

pg. 5

317 Bessborough, $1,000,000

Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Frank Chan, 250-477-7291

pg. 17

pg. 23

pg. 22

303-7088 West Saanich Rd, $319,900 Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters, 250-655-0608

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

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun David Silletta, 250-744-3301

pg. 9

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

2215 Spirit Ridge Dr, $939,900 pg. 3

pg. 22

205-732 Cormorant St, $212,900 pg. 22

Sunday 2:30-4:30 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Betty ‘K’, 250-479-3333

pg. 20

pg. 9

Sunday 12:30-2 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-380-6683

pg. 9

1054 Colville, $524,900 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye, 250-384-8124

654 Langford, $395,000 Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Brian Meredith-Jones 250 477-1100

A-1142 Craigflower Rd, $369,900

Saturday 3-4 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

103-982 Rattanwood, $319,900 pg. 13

pg. 20

pg. 16

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Susan Pipes, 250-656-0131

Sunday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Craig Walters, 250-655-0608

1742 Tiffin Pl., $649,900

pg. 13

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Bev Carey 250 477-7291

pg. 6

307-4480 Chatterton, $515,000 Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Bill MacDonald 250 479-3333

pg. 8

2941 Cedar Hill Rd, $485,000 pg. 8

Saturday 12-2 Sotheby’s International Don St. Germain, 250 744-7136

pg. 5

Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Bill MacDonald 250 479-3333

pg. 6

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Plank, 250-360-6106

pg. 13

Saturday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Scott Garman, 250-896-7099 pg. 6 Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Kathryn Alexander, 250-881-4440 pg. 5 Sunday 2-4 Brown Brothers Real Estate Robert Young 250 385-6900 pg. 3

pg. 10

pg. 3

2386 Dalhousie, $845,000 Saturday 1-3 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Julie Rust, 250-477-1100 pg. 1

pg. 11

244 King George Terr, $1,199,900

208-300 Waterfront Cres

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Doug Poruchny, 250-474-4800

Saturday & Sunday 1-5 Coldwell Banker Slegg Realty Charles Murray, 250 812-8983

118 Ladysmith, $649,900

pg. 12

Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Laurie Abram, 250-385-2033

pg. 11

pg. 9

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Susan Carley, 250-477-7291

110 Beach, $799,900 pg. 8

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

701-845 Yates, $249,900

308-1450 Beach Dr., $415,000

Saturday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Rick Couvelier, 250-477-0921

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

pg. 9

pg. 3

2832 Heath Dr., $459,000 Saturday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Deanna Noyce, 250-744-3301

5255 Parker, $1,850,000 pg. 23

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Sandy Berry, 250-818-8736

Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Karin Amorim, 250-588-5585

pg. 11

10-3235 Alder St, $249,900 pg. 9

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Goran Tambic, 250-592-4422

pg. 13 Saturday 3-4 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911 pg. 13

Sunday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Michael McMullen, 250-744-3301

pg. 2

Sunday 2-4 Sutton group West Coast Inez Louden, 250-812-7710

pg. 20

pg. 13

pg. 9

pg. 11

316 Brunswick Pl, $499,500

pg. 13

217-9805 Second, $254,900 pg. 12

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Inez Louden, 250-812-7710

pg. 6

3230 Admirals

9708 Fifth St, $599,900

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Rick Shumka 250 384-8124

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters, 250-655-0608

pg. 13

106-631 Brookside Rd., $244,900 pg. 8

1015 Braeburn Ave.

2868 Ronald, $449,900 Saturday 2:30-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Deidra Junghans, 250-474-6003

pg. 18

3629 Coleman, $668,888 Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Blair Watling, 250-385-2033

pg. 15

1024 Grob Crt. pg. 13

205-2349 James White, $289,000 Saturday 2-4 Holmes Realty Magdalin Heron 250 656-0911

pg. 5

Friday-Monday 12-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Mike Hartshorne, 250-516-7772

7-8025 East Saanich Rd., $528,000

107-40 Gorge West, $284,000

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

pg. 14

pg. 23

102-2733 Peatt Rd, $344,900

Saturday 11-1 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jean Omelchenko, 250-474-6003

pg. 12

pg. 5 Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Greg Long, 250-384-8124

pg. 14

8712 Bourne Terr, $628,000 Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters, 250-655-0608

117-643 Granderson, $365,000

Friday, Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Alliance Karen Love, 250-386-8875

201-2421 Sidney, $379,000

1170 Gerda Rd., $588,000

6-759 Sanctuary, $415,000 Sunday 1:30-3:30 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Don Thome, 250 477-5353

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Roy Stevenson, 250-477-7291

2-4530 Pipeline, $509,900 Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Suzanne Mitchell, 250-477-7291

768 Piedmont, $595,000

pg. 13

2367 Tanner Ridge, $889,000

250 Meadowbrook, $1,199,000

Saturday 2:30-4:30 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Brad Forrest, 250-508-1973 Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Gregg Mah 250 384-8124

7179 Skyline Cres, $559,900 Sunday 1-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Patti Locke-Lewkowich, 250 477-7291

Sunday 2-4 Address Realty Ltd. Patrick Achtzner, 250-391-1893

1177 Bewdley Ave, $499,988 pg. 17

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

pg. 7

644 Baxter Ave, $629,900

Saturday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Zane Willis, 250-479-3333

pg. 20

pg. 5

pg. 12

pg. 16

pg. 3

2586 Legacy Ridge, $499,900 Saturday 1-2 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

4568 Montford Cr., $689,000

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

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

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Kroppmann Realty Dale Kroppmanns, 250-478-0808

9883 Seventh St, $489,900

11-864 Swan St, $316,000

1141 Hampshire, $749,900

802-139 Clarence, $389,000 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Fair Realty Kevin Ramsay, 250-217-5091

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Jeff Shorter, 250-384-8124

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220-1680 Poplar Ave, $169,900

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312-2245 James White, $224,900 pg. 11

pg. 8

4980 Deer Park Trail, $1,099,000 Saturday 2-4 JonesCo Real Estate Ian Heath, 250-655-7653

11-4318 Emily Carr Dr., $519,000 Sunday 2-4 JonesCo Real Estate Marilyn Ball, 250-655-7653

206-1148 Goodwin, $319,900

201-55 Songhees, $725,000

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1720 Beach Dr, $1,050,000

1494 Fairfield, $299,900

Saturday 2-4 Brown Brothers Real Estate Robert Young 250 385-6900

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Cheryl Bejcar, 250-592-4422

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Wendy Herrick, 250-656-0131

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1687 Brousson, $519,000 Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye, 250-384-8124

204 Casa Marcia, $629,000

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Cathy Duncan & Associates 250-658-0967

2740 Dewdney Ave, $995,000

304-320 Menzies St, $315,000

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Brown Brothers Real Estate Robert Young 250 385-6900

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7-626 Goldstream, $278,800

11075 Salal Pl., $599,900

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306-75 Songhees, $698,000

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Bill Knowles, 250-656-0131

Tuesday-Sunday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital James Liu 250 477-5353

Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty June Wing, 250-479-3333

304-1665 Oak Bay, $289,000

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

Saturday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Scott Garman 250 896-7099

982 Mckenzie, $324,900

3648 Doncaster Dr, $849,000

101-75 Songhees, $685,000

401-670 Dallas Rd, $559,000 Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Fred Lerch, 250-889-2528

Saturday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Deborah Farley, 250-479-3333

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676 Strandlund Ave, $334,900

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12-942 Boulderwood R, $734,900

306-525 Broughton, $795,900

Saturday 12-2 Pemberton Holmes Greg Long, 250-384-8124

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8865 Park Pacific, $819,000 209-165 Kimta

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107-627 Brookside Rd., $289,000

2333 Gullhaven, $824,900

Saturday 2-4 JonesCo Real Estate Marilyn Ball, 250-655-7653

Sunday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Komal Dodd 250 479-3333

402-635 Brookside, $389,900

205-9840 Fifth St, $429,500 pg. 8

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1590 Ash Rd, $1,099,000 Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Re/Max Camosun Ed G Sing, 250-744-3301

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

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3557 Quadra, $575,000 Sunday 2-4 Burr Properties Shirin Purewal 250 382-8838

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pg. 13

9490 Eastbrook Dr, $499,900

4009 Cedar Hill Rd, $550,000 Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast James Gardiner (250) 507-4333

Saturday 1-2 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

8410 Alec Rd., $799,900

3672 Queensbury, $549,900

pg. 1 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Lynne Sager 250 744-3301

pg. 9

3996 Birchwood, $574,900

8-2311 Watkiss Way, $497,500 Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Cathy Travis, 250-384-8124

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

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306-1240 Verdier, $299,000

106-820 Short St., $359,900

9-2311 Watkiss Way, $497,500 Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Cathy Travis, 250-384-8124

pg. 12

307-10016 Third, $209,000

401-670 Dallas Rd. Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Fred Lerch, 250-889-2528

1115 Sluggett Rd, $599,500

Sunday 12-2 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Deidra Junghans, 250-474-6003

605 Cornwall, $599,000

1-928 Empress, $424,900 Saturday 1-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Patti Locke-Lewkowich 250 477-7291

512 Crossandra Cres, $324,900

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

607 Cornwall, $599,000

1738 Kings Rd, $499,900 Saturday 1-2:30 Re/Max Camosun April Prinz, 250-744-3301

3290 Maplewood, $489,000

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Jasmin Gerwien, 250-384-8124

733A Humboldt (200 Douglas)

2858 Scott St, $545,000 Sunday 2-4 Boorman’s Graham Bavington, 250-415-1931

1004-1034 Johnson St.

201-55 Songhees, $725,000 pg. 8

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460-B Chester, $589,900 pg. 8

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Daily 12-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Mike Hartshorne, 250-889-4445

991 Rattanwood, $495,000 Sunday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Komal Dodd 250 479-3333

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912 Neff, $474,900 pg. 14

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Rick Couvelier, 250-477-0921

2860 Santana Dr, $514,900 pg. 13

Saturday 12-2 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Deidra Junghans, 250-474-6003

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101-982 Rattanwood, $319,900 Sunday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Komal Dodd 250 479-3333

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404-866 Goldstream Ave., $319,900

637 Rason Rd, $489,000

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

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110-1177 Deerview Pl, $659,900 pg. 15

Saturday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Inder Taneja, 250-479-3333

pg. 14

512-2745 Veterans Memorial Saturday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Allen Tepper 250 686-6325

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3146 Lynnlark, $569,900

B-2720 Phillips Rd., $449,900

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Julia Abraham, 250-744-3301

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Gregg Mah, 250-384-8124

463 Avery Crt., $369,900

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2363 Sunriver, $432,500

Saturday 12:30-2 SmartMove Real Estate Ltd. Gary Brown, 250-380-6683

pg. 15

3311 Raymond Cres, $474,900

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Sue Daniels, 250-642-3240

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Rebecca Dolen, front, and co-owner Brandy Fedoruk pose at one of the typewriter stations in their newly opened Regional Assembly of Text location on Johnson Street. The unique cards and paper are designed by the women, who graduated in 2003 from Emily Carr School of Art and Design. They’ll be based in Vancouver, but plan to spend time in Victoria as often as possible. “It’s nice having a little space where you can see people enjoying what you do,”

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Walk, run and roll to find a cure for MS By Jennifer Blyth Make every step count April 14 and join hundreds of others in the community to help find a cure for multiple sclerosis. The annual Scotiabank MS Walk kicks off at Willows Beach Park and takes participants along the Oak Bay waterfront, where more than 600 people are expected to walk, run and roll in this annual fundraiser in support of the MS Society’s South & Central Vancouver Island Chapter. Among those leading the way will be Andrew Kempton, owner of Mortgage Alliance Cutting Edge Lending and one of the Tiddleywinks Tip Toers team. Andrew joined the MS Walk several years ago when his sister-inlaw was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at age 22. “She is such an inspiration and that’s what prompted me to get my company involved as well,” Andrew says, noting that events like the annual walk help raise awareness of the disease while at the same time raising funds for invaluable research that brings Canada one step closer to a cure. “Supporting something like this starts with your inner circle of friends and family and when you take it one step further, it touches clients, friends of friends, etc. “Many of my supporters know someone who is also facing something similar and are happy to support this worthy cause with the hopes

that their support will somehow make one person’s life just that much easier,” Andrew says. Multiple sclerosis is a complex, unpredictable and often disabling disease of the central nervous system. It is most often diagnosed in young adults, aged 15 to 40 and can affect vision, hearing, memory, balance and mobility. The MS Society, through events like the annual Scotiabank MS Walk, MS Awareness Month in May and the MS Bike Tour – Cowichan Valley Grape Escape, raises money to support local programs and support research to find a cure. The atmosphere on walk day is exciting. As walkers proudly wear signs noting they’re walking for their sister, daughter, mother or husband, “it turns it from a fundraising event into something more real and it truly makes your efforts seem that much more appreciated in the end,” Andrew says. For Andrew, being part of a team makes the MS Walk all the more special. “The team experience is everything to me,” he says, and the Tiddleywinks Tip Toers, founded by Courtney Surdu, “is a fun way to show togetherness.” And as word spreads, the team is growing. This year Andrew will welcome all his co-workers along with a whole host of other new Tip Toers.

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✦ n, Andrew Kempton, and his fellow p Tiddleywinks Tip s Toers teammates are looking forward to this nk year’s Scotiabank 4. MS Walk April 14.

In addition to receivvm ing donations, team d members have raised thousands of dollars over the years through dances, silent auctions and raffles, which always generate significant interest when Andrew m mentions that 1 per cent of 100 t proceeds go to the t MS Society. the At the same time, his goals are as m much about raising awareness of t disease and people living with the it it. “The more we support charities s such as the MS Society, the more w are helping our friends, family we a colleagues within our commuand n nity,” he says. That same community-minded a approach is a key reason Andrew a also involved his business in his

fundraising efforts. “Philanthropy is ingrained into our business philosophy and we participate jointly to support many community charities,” he explains. “We appreciate the business we’ve gotten through our connection with community events and we hope to build on that. By working with us, not only do people save time and money, they are helping us give back to their community.”

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6,000 Scotiabank MS Walk participants will gather in communities across BC and Yukon to raise funds for research and to enhance the quality of life for those living with MS. Canadians have one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in the world. MS is the most common neurological disease affecting young adults in Canada; every day, three more people in Canada are diagnosed with MS. Women are three times more likely than men to develop MS. Here in Victoria, join the walk Sunday, April 14 at Willows Beach Park (Beach Drive at Dalhousie). Choose a 3km, 6km or 9km route, all wheelchair/ scooter accessible. Dogs on leashes welcome. Register or donate at: 250-388-6496 or online at www.mswalks.ca

CO COMING UP: ✦ Lend your support on Mother’s Day weekend, May 10 & 11, by participating in the MS Society’s annual Carnation Campaign. ✦ Take a spin with the Cowichan Valley Grape Escape, July 6 & 7, and enjoy a carefree weekend exploring the region’s wineries, art studios and scenery. MORE INFORMATION: ✦ For more information, contact the South & Central Vancouver Island Chapter of the MS Society of Canada at 250-3886496, email info.victoria@ mssociety.ca or visit www. mssociety.ca


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