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Managing violence in schools In wake of WorkSafeBC order, SD 61 beefs up teacher safety training Kyle Slavin News staff

An anxious student pokes her teacher in the arm with a pencil to get her attention and accidentally breaks skin. A little boy with a history of outbursts throws a wooden building block out of frustration, hitting a teaching assistant in the leg, leaving a large, painful welt. While teaching likely isn’t the first occupation on the list of high-risk professions, teachers are susceptible to a certain level of violence while working with students. “In most cases these are not nasty, willful acts – they’re children who have needs that aren’t being met and are acting out in some way,” said Tara Ehrcke, president of the Greater Victoria Teachers’ Association. According to documents obtained by the News from WorkSafeBC, there have been at least a dozen incidents of violence against teachers in Greater Victoria schools over the past four years. But the definition of violence in the classroom is broad. Kim Munro, the district’s director of human resources, said incidents can include when a young child is “screaming aggressively” or threatens to throw an object. “In terms of workplace incidents, they tend to be relatively minor – usually involving students at the elementary school level,” Munro said. And while many of the documented incidents didn’t result in physical injury, some have led teachers to feel their workplace isn’t safe. PLEASE SEE: Safety training lacking, Page A10

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A great horned owl minds her three owlets, which were hatched in a planter box outside a building in the Tillicum area of Saanich. Normally a reclusive bird, it’s unusual for an owl family to nest next to an area with regular, daily commotion, but it gave several non-profit agencies the opportunity to set up live-streaming webcams through hancockwildlife.org.

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Saanich woman robbed of purse Daniel Palmer News staff

A purse-snatcher was thwarted by a Good Samaritan Sunday night, but police are still looking for the suspect. A 28-year-old Saanich woman was walking in the 800-block of Yates St. when a man walked up behind her, cut her purse strap and ran away with the purse. A passerby then called 9-1-1 and told VicPD he recovered the purse

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Krieger, a volunteer at the Wild Animal Rescue Centre (Wild ARC) in Metchosin, first got the call from staff at the building, who were concerned the mother owl was injured. ”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 15 and are now in transition from 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 (including one with infrared), in partnership with the Hancock Wildlife Foundation. Krieger, a specialist in raptors, expects the great horned owl family to stay in place for another six to eight weeks as the owlets gain their footing. Their mother will eventually leave 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 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.” See hancockwildlife.org under Live Cameras, and the cameras labelled “Victoria Wild ARC owls.”

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No suspect caught for UVic assault More than a week after a frightening daylight assault on a University of Victoria chip trail, police don’t have any suspects. A man tackled an 18-year-old female student from behind on a trail on Feb. 27 at 3 p.m. Saanich police Sgt. Steve Eassie said investigators have followed up a number of leads, but nothing concrete has materialized. UVic security continues to frequently patrol the chip trail on foot and on bicycle several times a day. Crime alert posters with the suspect’s description are posted near the trail and advise people to walk or run in pairs and carry a cellphone. “There is a heightened sense of awareness at the university,” Eassie said. The assault unfolded when a man unknown to the student came jogging toward her. The man tackled her to the ground from behind and landed on her back, but she was able to kick him in the groin and escape. The man is described as white, 25 to 35 years old, 5-foot-9 to 6-foot-2 tall, short brown hair, wearing a grey Nike zip-up hoodie with a black Swoosh logo on the left breast, black shorts and black Nike runners with a white Swoosh. editor@saanichnews.com

Child mental health services to expand Family sees results after lobbying health authority Daniel Palmer News staff

The Vancouver Island Health Authority is in the final stages of creating a 24-7 acute care psychiatry team at Victoria General Hospital, thanks in part to a Victoria family’s petition that has garnered 27,000 signatures. In a story first told by News, Kelly and Owen Bradley publicly aired their frustration towards VIHA for refusing to admit their 11-year-old daughter at Victoria General Hospital in January. After a 19-day wait, their daughter, who suffers from bipolar disorder, was finally admitted to Ledger House in Saanich, the Island’s only child and adolescent mental health facility, with 13 beds. “We do recognize the need to enhance and expand our services in this area,” said Dr. Richard Crowe, VIHA’s executive medical director of mental health and addiction services. Crowe said he’s seen a roughly 20 per cent increase in youth and children presenting at hospitals for mental health services compared to a few years ago. To meet the increased

demand, VIHA will spend an additional $900,000 on child and adolescent psychiatrists this year, which will add two full-time positions in Victoria. VGH has also extended the hours of mental health crisis nurses to seven days a week between 8 a.m. and midnight, and its collaborative psychiatry team will include both child/adolescent and adult psychiatrists to provide full coverage, Crowe said. There are currently seven VIHA-employed psychiatrists in the Victoria area, but most are part-time and do not specialize in acute care, he added. “This is the case for all of the health care authorities across Canada – there are simply not enough child psychiatrists,” Crowe said. Kelly admitted the long-term solutions aren’t easy, but said acute care is just a piece of the puzzle. She plans to deliver her family’s petition to Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid in the coming weeks. “We’re just so grateful this is coming out,” Kelly said. “Some people will deny there’s a problem ... but so many people have experienced almost everything we have.” To view the Bradley’s petition, visit chn.ge/11lGrFJ. dpalmer@vicnews.com

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Kelly and Owen Bradley have lobbied the Vancouver Island Health Authority to address a gap in mental health care for their daughter and youth in general. VIHA said it plans to expand services.

Saanich remains loyal to Regional Crime Unit Better value with integrated units than regional force, says Saanich chief Kyle Slavin News staff

Saanich’s involvement in the Greater Victoria Regional Crime Unit won’t change in the wake of Sidney and North Saanich pulling its funding from the integrated force. Saanich Mayor Frank Leonard says the municipality will “carry on” contributing four officers to the unit, which focuses on catching prolific property thieves – at least for the foreseeable future. What makes the future uncertain, Leon-

ard says, is last week’s report from Attorney General Shirley Bond that promises another look at regional policing in Greater Victoria. “That will address all the different arrangements and help us get to some consistency,” the mayor said. Leonard, a strong proponent of integrating services as opposed to amalgamating police departments, says he’s disappointed both Sidney and North Saanich will no longer fund the RCU. Saanich police chief Mike Chadwick agrees that being part of integrated units like the RCU is a better strategy than a single regional police department. “There are different ways some of the critical needs (of the region) can be met without amalgamating the whole group. I don’t see Saanich taxpayers will want to go from paying $214 per person to $400 per person to simply split half their department

to police downtown,” Chadwick said. “We certainly see tremendous value in being part of (the RCU),” the chief added. “(Fewer municipalities) diminishes the collaborative effort, but I don’t know that it’s necessarily going to weaken the unit.” The Sidney/North Saanich RCMP didn’t have a member working in the RCU, but the pullout by both municipalities results in $99,000 less in funding over the next 12 months. Victoria police pulled out of the RCU in 2009. Oak Bay police chief Mark Fisher, a member of the RCU joint management team, said the funding cut likely means member training and overtime will be reduced. “Less financial or human resources makes it more challenging,” Fisher said. “Now there’s a smaller budget to work with for the year, and we’ll reevaluate when it comes to 2014. We’ll have a better idea of

the impact (of less funding) then, too.” The RCU has an annual budget of roughly $1.1 million, 54 per cent of which is paid by Saanich. North Saanich Mayor Alice Finall says her municipality wasn’t getting its money’s worth, considering the investment it’s put in over the last five years. The RCU responded to North Saanich only four or five times since 2008, while the unit responded to Sidney just once. “There were not a lot of action calls for us or for Sidney. This was the consideration for both towns – a significant expenditure each year with low use,” Finall said. The RCU is staffed by Saanich, Oak Bay, and Central Saanich police, and West Shore and provincial RCMP officers. Sooke RCMP provides a financial contribution. – with files from Steven Haywood kslavin@saanichnews.com


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PISE donates bikes for velodrome Charla Huber News staff

There are now more bikes to go around at the Juan de Fuca velodrome. 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 GVVA president Michael Cooper. Before this donation, rental bikes at the velodrome were the same bikes from 1994 Commonwealth Games 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 faces 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

Saanich Olympian Gillian Carleton learned track cycling at the Juan de Fuca velodrome in 2011 on a rental bike. Last summer she won a bronze medal in track cycling team pursuit at the London Olympics. Charla Huber/News staff

up another bronze medal in Belarus at the Track Cycling World Championships last week. 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 possibilities new bikes will open for youth in Greater Victoria. “They are special bikes that most kids don’t have,” said

Eric Simonson, the school bike league commissioner. PISE donated $5,000, which matched with other donations sought out by the GVVA. “We recognize that when you have healthy communities everything else tends to take care of itself,” said Robert Bettauer, CEO of PISE. The bicycles will be used for the 2013 School Bike League and for other public programs. charla@goldstreamgazette.com

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olitics 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 has cost premier Christy Clark her long-time 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 e-mail: editor@saanichnews.com or fax 250-386-2624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Saanich News is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

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

‘We have the potential for six-fold growth over the next seven years.’


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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 revenue generators. 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 Hobbs elementary in Saanich earned the top-counting school award. They received a trip to Butchart Gardens, with transportation courtesy of L.A. Limousines.

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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

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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 here 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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In November 2011, an assault by a student on a teacher at Reynolds secondary resulted in injury and time off work, according to a WorkSafe report. In October 2012, a teacher at Macaulay elementary was injured as a result of being “assaulted by a student. Subsequent to that the worker refused to have the student in the classroom,” reads a WorkSafe document. Reports don’t identify teachers by name, and the severity and details of the incidents remain unknown. WorkSafe reports over the last four years indicated to the district it needed to improve practices for recognizing the potential for violence, and provide clearer instructions to teachers on reporting violent behaviour. “The only difference between a near miss and a fatality is the outcome. It is essential that near misses are investigated with (an) eye to determining root cause,” wrote WorkSafeBC inspection officer Dawn Ianson in a report to the Greater Victoria School District in December 2012. A November 2011 incident at Rockheights middle school in Esquimalt where a teacher believed she was at risk of being injured by a student led Ianson to order the district to better

instruct teachers how to spot signs and triggers that could lead to violence. Michael Colussi, manager of occupational health and safety with SD61, said the Rockheights order prompted the district to expand its violence prevention program.

“As an organization we took (violence prevention) very seriously. Violence is unacceptable.” – Michael Colussi Greater Victoria School District “As an organization we took that very seriously,” Colussi said. “Violence prevention is something that the school district has been working on in one form or another ever since I was here. Violence is unacceptable.” The new program has been rolled out at all 52 of the district’s worksites. It is more robust and fills the gaps identified by WorkSafeBC, Colussi said. “I think because of the amount of training we’ve done, the awareness around the definition of violence in a school environment is quite heightened,” he said. Ehrcke, the GVTA president, acknowledges that violence

typically stems from patterns of behavioural issues. And behavioural issues typically continue when identified students don’t have supports – like teacher assistants – in place in the classroom. The teachers’ union says it all comes to down to the province underfunding school districts. “I’m not surprised at all this has come to a point where we’re having teachers in unsafe working environments,” Ehrcke said. “Unless we see a reinvestment in schools, I think these problems will grow and get worse.” A spokesperson with the Ministry of Education said special needs and special education funding to school districts have increased 60 per cent in the last 13 years. Ehrcke said teachers are frustrated that the district hasn’t allocated enough resources for training, saying instruction is happening in 10-minute increments during staff meetings, as opposed to devoting a half or full day to training teachers. “Workplace violence is on the increase in school districts – biting, scratching kicking, that kind of thing,” she said. “There are serious and relevant issues here and we need processes in place to ensure everyone’s safety – workers in the building, but also the children.” kslavin@saanichnews.com

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Rock the Shores is coming back to the West Shore and this year it’s expanding to a two-day event over the weekend of July 13 and 14. One band has been announced, Weezer, but Atomique Productions director Nick Blasko said more acts will be announced in coming weeks. “We go through all the effort of building the infrastructure and getting up the site,” Blasko said, “and it’s such a great spot for a concert, that it’d be nice to do it for two days.” Blasko said details are being final-

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watching a kid at that age picking up all that information.” Six months into a two-year pilot project and based out of Sangster elementary in Colwood, Eli is responding well to nature kindergarten, where students spend their mornings going to parks, going on walks or making their way into the Royal Roads University forest rain or shine. The educators, of which there are two instead of one, include an early childhood educator joining the traditional kindergarten teacher to guide

the students along their trips with Æexible lesson plans built to reÆect how the children respond and interact with the environment on a given day. Already into the back half of the year, Dory sees opportunities for the program to spread beyond kindergarten into the elementary school, based on the lessons her son brings home on a daily basis. She said Eli is sharing elements of stewardship and respect for the environment at an early age that many students don’t acquire until much later

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DISCOVER SAANICH’S PARKS, NATURAL AREAS & TRAILS Spring Break is the perfect time to explore our parks and trails which are easily accessible, FREE to use and suitable for the whole family. With 168 parks and 99 km of trails, Saanich’s extensive parks system offers a world of outdoor enjoyment suitable for the whole family. KINDERGYM For children up to 5 years of age be sure to also check out our “Kindergym” schedules on our website for Gordon Head, Pearkes and Comonwealth Place for even more spring break drop-in options!

TO SEE MORE ... Just go to www.recreation.saanich.ca and click on the fees and schedules tab to see a listing of all of our “Drop-In” Spring Break Activities for families.

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Parenting and attachments

Surviving Purrla The parenting books said it was Åne – all good in fact – for children to attach themselves to toys, blankets or any other “transitional Q SUSAN LUNDY objects.” Apparently, FEATURE WRITER 70 per cent of children develop these strong attachments, but the literature doesn’t offer much advice on replacing these items should something horriÅc happen. So when my elder daughter, Danica, glued herself to a stuffed kitten called Purrla, my mother anxiety moved beyond ensuring the safety of my kids to constant consideration of the whereabouts and good health of a stuffed cat. Cozily tucked under an arm, the purring (rattling) Purrla travelled everywhere with Danica, starting from the moment it appeared under the Christmas tree in her kindergarten year. Soccer with a stuffy? No problem. Purrla clung to an armpit. School play with a stufÅe? No problem. Purrla dressed in a miniature version of Danica’s costume and went on stage too. “She is not stuffed,” Danica claimed. “She is Ålled with my love.” More than once in the darkness of night, a blood-freezing scream from Danica’s room pierced my peaceful slumber and sent me stumbling to her side. “Purrla!” Danica would groggily groan.

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I’d pluck Purrla from the Æoor, deposit her back in the bed, and take several deep breaths to calm my hammering heart. I suffered reoccurring nightmares centred on issues of loss – speciÅcally – the loss of Purrla. What if she FELL OVERBOARD ON A FERRY? What if she TUMBLED INTO AN OUTHOUSE? The terror of it could grip me at any time – like the day an American tourist strolled by. “My daughter used to have one of those,” he drawled, pointing at Purrla. (At which point Danica tucked her pet into her shirt and deliberately turned her back). “Called her Yellow Dog. Got so there was only one ear left. Carried that ear everywhere.” He added ominously, “Better get yourself another one. Just in case.” His family life was apparently saved by the friend of a friend of a friend who just happened to Ånd an exact Yellow Dog replica “in North Carolina of all places.” Dear God. I’d ordered Purrla from a timelimited, only-available-here offer at least a year earlier. I wasn’t the only one suffering Purrla nightmares. Danica’s Kindergarten teacher experienced a few of her own. Purrla became a member of her class, having her own turn whacking the pinata, and inspiring a full-school hunt on the day she was misplaced and eventually found “hiding” under a table.

“Just like kittens will do,” said a relieved Danica. Fellow kindergartners fell into a horriÅed hush when, as another child held Purrla, one of her whiskers got caught, pulling from one side of her face to the other. Danica gave a hysterical, my-baby-isfatally-wounded scream and a grim silence fell over the classroom. The teacher dug out a needle and managed to Åx the offending whisker. It was tense, she conÅded later, still a little pale from the experience. Purrla stuck like glue to Danica’s underarm for the next 18 months. She became ratty, with balled up fur – but Danica’s attachment was unyielding. And because Purrla became an appendage, Danica never lost her. She was just always there, tucked under her arm. Then, on the Årst day of Grade 2, Danica looked mournfully at her bedraggled pet and decided in the best interest of Purrla’s health, the kitty should stay home and rest on her pillow. Danica continued to sleep with her pet (rattle, rattle all night long) and did not start leaving her behind when we travelled until Åve years later. Slowly my fear of loss subsided, but even these days, before Danica arrives home from university, I scoot up to her room, breathing though a little tremble of fear, to make sure Purrla is still there, waiting on Danica’s pillow. O

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the kids while they were out and about who experienced a similar program in on the Royal Roads property. The have Germany. since secured a mobile porta-potty. She began working on the project in “Children are becoming more January 2011, developing and planning independent. The other thing the program with a team alongside is the early childhood educator members of post-secondary early is mentioning the children have childhood experts, including Royal becoming conformable with being Roads University and the University uncomfortable,” Krusekopf said. “They of Victoria. While it is still early, other also discuss the word ‘perseverance.’ municipalities in Greater Victoria could They understand that and they live that soon see similar programs in their concept of perseverance.” backyards. Eli, who has experienced the learning Årst hand, said he enjoys the “From what the parents have outdoor trips experienced because b he this year, their likes li playing expectations from and a learning the program have outside. o been exceeded “The students have a and they are “I like great sense of community extremely happy nature n because with how their it is so beautiful and team when they children are and a we get to are out together. They learning and play p in it,” Eli progressing,” said. sa “I love it.” demonstrate empathy Krusekopf said. For his towards one another in a “The students mother m Dory, have a great sense that th is all she way that is noticeable.” of community and needs n to hear. team when they “We live in are out together. an a amazing They demonstrate part p of the empathy towards world,” ld ” she h said. id “Most “M t off our schools one another in a way that is noticeable.” are close enough or backing up onto parkland. The fact we are not taking She said other beneÅts include more advantage of that is a shame.” independence, resilience to the weather, For more on nature kindergarten, see increased Åtness and even weight loss. naturekindergarten.sd62.bc.ca. Negatives have been few, but the biggest problem was Ånding a washroom for alim@vicnews.com O

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Sharon Furtado is the mother of four children – 18-year-old Jesse just signed as a free agent with the Chicago Cubs, 15 year-old Abby, a singer who also takes acting and dance classes, nine-year-old Emma, a budding pianist who also enjoys swimming and dancing, and six-year-old Sarah.

Middle front- clockwise Mom Sharon Furtado, six year-old Sarah, 18 year-old Jesse, 15 year-old Abby and nine year-old Emma in their home in Saanich.

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How do you find time for “you,” in addition to your role as “mom”? Me time consists of a hot cup of tea, a good book or crocheting. I love to sit by my fireplace with the kids, who usually end up in the living room with me, reading, playing or just sitting beside me for a cuddle. That of course all happens at night time after our busy days! I spend a lot of me time just doing things I like with my children. There is not a lot of me time, but I do not mind. Children are little for such a short time and big for a long time – I want to be around for as much “little time” as I can.

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What are you reading right now? What do you read with your kids? I am just reading any book that looks interesting right now. I am waiting for the final book in the Diana Gabaldon Outlander series to come out this fall. I read whatever story the kids come at me with – Charlotte’s Web, Junie B., Winnie the Pooh, baseball magazines – it doesn’t matter what it is, I just read it.

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What is your family’s favourite activity to share together? We like to go for walks or to the park. We love to get together with our friends and family on the weekends and enjoy good food and laughs. The kids have a great time playing with their cousins and friends.

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What is the part of your day you most look forward to? I look forward to dinner time, it is a time when we all sit down together every night and enjoy talking about our day and what we did. We have a big family so we do not go out to eat. I cook dinner every night and everyone knows that dinner is at 6 or 7 p.m. depending on the evenings activity and they all know in advance what time to be home for dinner – especially my biggest kid. It was very different on Feb. 21 when my son began to live the first part of his dream to play Major League Baseball. We will have one empty seat at our table for up to eight months - so when I say they grow up fast I meant it! O

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In Your Community:

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Making a difference First Met United Church, Youth Leader

Victoria Korean Language School, Volunteer

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Mika Rainsberry

Binna Yoo

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Age: 15

Mika Rainsberry, is a Grade 7 student at Cedar Hill middle school. She has been involved in scouting for seven years. The past two summers Mika has volunteered as a youth leader at First Met United Church Vacation Bible day camp. She enjoys taking part in the leadership and choir programs at her school. O

Binna Yoo is a Grade 12 student at Claremont secondary school. She is actively involved with the Victoria Korean Language School and works closely with young children, helping them learn more about their Korean culture. She is also involved with a variety of school activities including Grad Council, Yearbook Committee and International Peer Advising. She plans to pursue a career in international studies and business. O

Fifteen year-old Saanich News carrier Brittany Bird is a Grade 10 student at Claremont secondary. She likes her route because it is fairly short, taking her about an hour every Wednesday and Friday giving her time for homework and keeping her grades up. In her spare time, she enjoys reading fantasy Åction. She is well known for her wild and crazy hair that has been purple since she was 11-years-old. O

Things to do with your Saanich family this month...

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March 9. Vic Y Volkssport Club hosts a 5-10 km Walk. Meet at Strawberry Vale Hall, 11 High St. at Burnside Road. Registration 9:30 a.m., walk 10 a.m. Open to teens, adults and seniors.

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March 13 and March 24. St Luke’s Players present “Casting for Murder” murder mystery at St Luke’s Hall, 3821 Cedar Hill Cross Rd. 12 performances appropriate for all ages. See stlukesplayers.org for ticket information.

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March 18 to 21. Spring Break at Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary from games, crafts, songs, and handson activities. Fun for the whole family, from 12 – 3 p.m. Drop-in any time. See swanlake.bc.ca for the schedule of events.

If you know someone who is making a difference in your community, please email your comments to editor@saanichnews.com.

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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

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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

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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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 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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OAK BAY. Updated home on two levels. 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sunroom + patio, new everything. 1766 sq ft & 956 unfinished sq ft. $644,000. Call 250-598-6902.

It’s so easy to get started... call

TILLICUM/BURNSIDE- (3095 Irma St), 2 bdrm lower suite, shared laundry, own entry. $900 inclds hydro. Call 250588-8885 or 250-383-8282.

JAMES BAY, 1 bdrm, heat/water incl’d, $840, N/S, N/P. Avail now. (250)360-1056

NEWSPRINT ROLLENDS$2-$10. Fridays only, 8:30am to 4:30pm. #200-770 Enterprise Cres, Victoria. Goldstream Press Division.

WANTED: STATIONARY Bike (inexpensive) for working out. Please call 250-514-6688.

A paper route can provide money to buy new games for your computer, XBox or Wii or cover the cost of a cell phone each month.

SUITES, UPPER APARTMENT/CONDO 1 & 2 Bdrm suites & cabins. Perched on a cliffside with panoramic ocean vista, overlooking The Saanich Inlet. Serene & secure. All amenities on-site, firewood. $500-$1200 inclds utils. Monthly/Weekly. Pets ok with refs. 25 min commute to downtown Victoria. Must have references! Call 250-478-9231.

sailboat.

TAKE ON A PAPER ROUTE!

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RENTALS

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WANTED LASER Call 250-474-4470.

250-686-3933

ROYAL OAK- 1 bdrm, priv courtyard, in suite W/D. NS/NP. $750. (250)896-6196.

UPTOWN 1-bdrm. 820 sq.ft, 3 storage rms, patio, yard, prkng, own entr & driveway. NS/NP. $800. inclusive. 250-361-3508

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SIDNEY- (CLOSE to town). 1 bdrm 700 sq ft basement suite, includes W/D, private entrance, fenced back yard & patio. Avail April 1st. $850 mo. Call (250)479-7807.

WINTER VACATION Home in sunny Mesa, AZ. Gated 55+ community, 5 pools & hot tubs, Wood work shop, stain glass making, computer courses, tennis, etc, site café, w/live Music, nearby golf courses. 250-245-0295. $8,900. Email: ltd-ventures@shaw.ca

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SMART GUYS Hauling. Garden waste, junk removal, clean-ups, etc. Reliable, courteous service. 250-544-0611 or 250-889-1051.

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

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

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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.

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MIKE’S LAWN and Garden. Pruning, Clean-ups. Senior’s discount. Free estimate’s Phone Mike 250-216-7502.

GARDENING J&L GARDENING Specialty yard clean-up and maintenance. Master gardeners. John or Louise (250)891-8677. 20+ YEARS Experience. Lawns, Pruning, Maintenance, Landscaping & more. Reliable. WCB. Andrew (250)656-0052. (250)208-8535 WOODCHUCK Yard & garden overgrown? Aerating, pwr raking, blackberry & ivy removal. 25 years exp. 250-216-9476 ACCEPTING new clients, From the Ground Up, custom landscapes, finish carpentry, garden clean-ups.

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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

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

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

1742 Tiffin Pl., $649,900

pg. 13

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

Saturday 1-3 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Julie Rust, 250-477-1100 pg. 1

pg. 11

244 King George Terr, $1,199,900 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

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Jeff Shorter, 250-384-8124 pg. 12

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

118 Ladysmith, $649,900

1141 Hampshire, $749,900 pg. 9

802-139 Clarence, $389,000

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

pg. 17

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. 23

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

Sunday 1:30-3:30 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Don Thome, 250 477-5353

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

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

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

pg. 2

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

107-40 Gorge West, $284,000

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

pg. 5

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

1170 Gerda Rd., $588,000

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

2-4530 Pipeline, $509,900

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

pg. 13

7179 Skyline Cres, $559,900

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

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

2367 Tanner Ridge, $889,000

250 Meadowbrook, $1,199,000

Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Suzanne Mitchell, 250-477-7291

768 Piedmont, $595,000

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

pg. 12

Sunday 1-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Patti Locke-Lewkowich, 250 477-7291

Saturday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Deanna Noyce, 250-744-3301

6-759 Sanctuary, $415,000 pg. 11

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

2832 Heath Dr., $459,000

1177 Bewdley Ave, $499,988

110 Beach, $799,900 pg. 8

pg. 3

5255 Parker, $1,850,000

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

pg. 20

pg. 5

pg. 7

644 Baxter Ave, $629,900

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

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

4568 Montford Cr., $689,000

pg. 16

pg. 3

9883 Seventh St, $489,900

11-864 Swan St, $316,000 pg. 11

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

pg. 12

11-4318 Emily Carr Dr., $519,000

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

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

220-1680 Poplar Ave, $169,900

pg. 8

pg. 14

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

pg. 8

Saturday & Sunday 10-12 Re/Max Camosun Deana Fawcett, 250-744-3301 Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Mark McDougall, 250-477-5353

pg. 12

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

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

2386 Dalhousie, $845,000

208-300 Waterfront Cres

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

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

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

206-1148 Goodwin, $319,900

201-55 Songhees, $725,000

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 RE/MAX Camosun Mark Lawless, 250-744-3301

pg. 10

1720 Beach Dr, $1,050,000

1494 Fairfield, $299,900

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

pg. 7

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Greg Long, 250-384-8124

7-626 Goldstream, $278,800 Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Wendy Herrick, 250-656-0131

11075 Salal Pl., $599,900

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

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

4030/4040 Borden St

306-75 Songhees, $698,000

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

982 Mckenzie, $324,900

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

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

pg. 9

676 Strandlund Ave, $334,900

pg. 3

12-942 Boulderwood R, $734,900

306-525 Broughton, $795,900

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

pg. 11

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

pg. 15

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

pg. 14

pg. 22

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

pg. 7

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

pg. 20

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

pg. 14

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

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

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the March 7 - 13 edition of Real Estate Victoria

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

pg. 15

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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OPENHOUSES

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

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the March 7 - 13 edition of

633 Rason Rd., $539,900

875 Wild Ridge Way, $369,900

3537 Promenade, $778,000

110-1177 Deerview Pl, $659,900

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

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

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

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

pg. 18

223 Portsmouth Dr, $565,000

pg. 18

Saturday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Allen Tepper 250 686-6325

101-982 Rattanwood, $319,900

2351 Coopers Hawk Rise, $698,000 Saturday 2-4 Fair Realty Ray Kong, 250-590-7011

4859 Rocky Point Rd, $399,900 pg. 15

3146 Lynnlark, $569,900 pg. 15

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

pg. 16

B-2720 Phillips Rd., $449,900 Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Gregg Mah, 250-384-8124

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

637 Rason Rd, $489,000

463 Avery Crt., $369,900

404-866 Goldstream Ave., $319,900

2363 Sunriver, $432,500

Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Fred Lerch, 250-889-2528

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

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

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

pg. 15

Breaking News

pg. 14

512-2745 Veterans Memorial

Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Jodie Farup, 250-477-1100

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

pg. 15

pg. 15

pg. 18

pg. 19

3311 Raymond Cres, $474,900 pg. 23

Sunday 2-4 Address Realty Ltd. Rob Angus, 250-391-1893

3582 Pechanga, $459,000 pg. 18

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

pg. 19

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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.”

Sunday April 14, 2013 Victoria Register now to end MS 250-388-6496

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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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