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Neighbours worried about biosolids plant Couple contacted CRD for sewage line details before purchasing their home When Justine and Walter Ash moved into their Vic West home two weeks ago, they thought they’d found the perfect location. The Hereward Road property, on the border between Victoria and Esquimalt, offered easy access to the E&N Rail Trail, a big yard and ample Daniel Palmer space to raise Reporting their first child, due in May. Before they put down an offer, the couple decided to check with the Capital Regional District about possible construction in the area. “We knew about the sewage pipeline being built out from McLoughlin Point to Hartland (landfill in Saanich), so we wanted to know if the street would be torn up,” Justine said. “It never occurred to us they would be building a shit factory across the street.” The CRD announced last week it had purchased a $17-million industrial property on Viewfield Road, just metres from the Ashes’ home, as a possible site for a sewage processing facility.

If the Viewfield site were to be used, sewage would be pumped about two kilometres from the wastewater treatment plant at McLoughlin Point to be harvested for energy and resources. Such a scenario would save $6 to $7 million in annual operating costs over building a biosolids plant at Hartland –  which would require 18 km of pipes –  said Denise Blackwell, chair of the CRD’s core area wastewater management committee. The Ashes, however, feel they were misled. Walter contacted the CRD before they bought their home and requested information on pipelines, solid waste trucking routes and publicly available maps. “As a prospective first-time home buyer, I want to be aware of the treatment plans so that I can make an informed decision,” he wrote in a Jan. 31 email to Heather Raines, executive assistant with the CRD’s core area wastewater treatment program. “I was wondering if you could comment on the areas of the city (Esquimalt and Vic West, in particular) that may be impacted by the CRD water treatment plans.” In her Feb. 4 response, Raines provided a link to a 2010 environmental impact study that states: “Sludge will be processed at a bio-

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MAC Renovations owner Ed McDonald, left, and son, Blaise, operations manager, stand in front of their shop on Viewfield Road, directly across from Wilson Foods. The Capital Regional District recently purchased the wholesale food supplier’s property as a possible site for a sewage biosolids processing facility. The men worry property values will drop if the plant is built there. solids facility built at the Hartland North site.” Raines wrote the construction schedule in the study had changed, but “the other information is still applicable.” The next day, Walter and Justine put down an offer on their new home. CRD spokesman Andy Orr sympathized with the couple, but said government land deals tend to be done in secret to avoid price speculation. “I don’t think we could have released the information any sooner than we did,” he said. Ed McDonald owns MAC Renovations on Viewfield Road,

directly across the street from the proposed biosolids site. While truck traffic is already heavy in the area, McDonald worries about the likelihood of falling property values. “The CRD’s process is really upsetting,” he said. “They never miss collecting a tax bill from us.” Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardins said the inclusion of a biosolids plant would disproportionately burden the township with all of the major components of the Capital Region’s $783-million secondary sewage treatment project. “The process to purchase this

site prior to any public knowledge or input denies the public their rights, and it denies the municipality their rights that this was all done in-camera,” she said. “It’s a disrespect to the population.” The CRD says it undertook an exhaustive process to find alternative properties for the biosolids centre, but in the end, only Viewfield Road and Hartland were deemed viable for social, environmental and economic reasons.

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Robinson said Rosina Lane had the exact measurements taken of the original Anne Hathaway’s cottage in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England before contracting the replica to be built on the grounds of the Inn in 1959. When the original was badly damaged by fire in 1969, Robinson said, people involved in rebuilding it flew to Victoria to take measurements of the replica, one of four such buildings in the world. The archivist holds out hope that something can be done to save or refurbish the cottage, given its relationship to history. “I just think it’s such a wonderful tool to have here,” she said. “There’s people right here in Victoria who will never get to see that kind of history, never get to England.” The English Inn proposal will be discussed April 16 at Esquimalt’s advisory planning commission. A staff review will follow before it is brought before Esquimalt council. editor@vicnews.com

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Visitors to the Olde England Inn in the 1960s through the ’80s would find a fantasy land, replete with suits of armour, a tudor-stye mansion with matching staff and a thatchedroof period cottage with lowhanging doorways. However, the days of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and the Olde Curiosity Shop – in later years, owner Cyril Lane channelled Henry VIII – are long gone. Lane’s parents, Sam and Rosina, transformed the 1909 Samuel MacLure-designed manor home on Lampson Street, and its surrounding grounds, into Esquimalt’s premiere tourist attraction and a period hotel in the 1950s and 60s. But the tudor village began to fall into disrepair in the 1990s – an estimate to re-do the thatched roof on the Hathaway recreation is said to have come in at $150,000. The manor home, known historically as Rosemead but renamed the English Inn around 2001, was transformed into an upscale boutique hotel with a focus on wedding services. Having given it three years, the current owners of the English Inn property on Lampson Street are looking to get out of the hotel business.

The ownership group, known as LFC Lampson Holdings Inc., hopes to enter into a heritage revitalization agreement with the Township of Esquimalt, in return for the right to subdivide the nearly 4.5-acre property into two lots. As part of the agreement, the manor home would be retained on a roughly oneacre corner parcel. Requested zoning for the building would add multi-family or single family residential uses, as well as institutional care home or assisted living to the existing tourist accommodation use. While similar zoning is being sought for the larger parcel – to allow for buildings of up to six storeys – the goal of the proposal is to preserve the heritage characteristics of the manor house and its nearby grounds. “From a heritage point of view, we thought that was a good thing,” said Esquimalt archivist Sherri Robinson, who also sits on the township’s heritage advisory committee. The cottage and the other four buildings on the back part of the property are not currently habitable, and the owners have no intention of rehabilitating them, said LFC’s project consultant, Michael Dillistone. The cottage currently sits with tarps over its thatched roof. Project consulting archi-

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Small claims and strata disputes are set to move from the courts to an online tribunal, although the system won’t be up and running for more than a year. The civil resolution tribunal is part of a larger overhaul of the B.C. justice system that aims to help free up the courts for more complex cases. The province announced mediator Cheryl Vickers as chair of the the tribunal last week. “Having a tribunal system that functions, and ensures people get timely decisions that are fair, will make strata living easier,” said Tony Gioventu, executive director of the Condominium Homeowners Association of B.C. The average strata dispute takes 12 to 18 months to make its way through small claims court, while the tribunal is expected to issue decisions within 60 days. The most common complaints arise when strata corporations refuse to provide financial documents to owners or spend reserve funds without consent, Gioventu said. “These are all tedious complaints that have been extremely costly to get court action on,” he said. “The registrar will also have the ability to deny people who are chronic complainers from using the system. It deals with issues in a fair way that ensures it won’t cost anybody a fortune.” There are about one million strata property owners and residents in the province, with about 29,000 strata corporations subject to provincial law. dpalmer@vicnews.com

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A Victoria cyclist struck in a collision at the intersection of Bay and Blanshard streets died in hospital Friday from his injuries. The man, in his 30’s, was rushed to Royal Jubilee Hospital’s intensive care unit March 11 after the collision happened around 4:30 p.m. Witnesses told police the cyclist had been struck by a vehicle. VicPD Const. Mike Russell said a helmet was found on the scene, but crash analysts have yet to determine if the cyclist was wearing it. “It’s too early to discuss charges,” Russell added.

Man run over after altercation Victim was found on street and rushed to hospital with serious injuries Daniel Palmer News staff

A 39-year-old Victoria man was hit by a truck and dragged down Pandora Street on Sunday night after an altercation with the driver.

VicPD officers were called to Quadra Street and Pandora Avenue around 10:30 p.m. and found a man lying in the street in excruciating pain. “Witnesses stated the man had been run over by the

rear tires of the truck,” said Const. Mike Russell. The man was rushed to Victoria General Hospital with serious injuries, but is now recovering at home, Russell said. Police located the white

truck around 1 a.m. on Burnside Road, just east of Balfour Road, and the driver admitted to involvement in the incident. The investigation continues and charges have not yet been laid, Russell said. dpalmer@vicnews.com

Police are asking care-home workers and residents to be vigilant, after a man scammed a 92-year-old woman out of $2,000. The man pretended to be the woman’s nephew and said he was in financial trouble. He then accompanied the victim to the bank, where she withdrew the money. Police believe the man is connected to at least two other unsuccessful scams in the last two weeks. The suspect is believed to be Caucasian, in his 50’s, 5-foot-6 with a thin build and ruddy complexion. He is also missing some front teeth. Anyone with information is asked to call VicPD at 250-995-7444 or report anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). dpalmer@vicnews.com

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Vegan water day protest Noon-hour pedestrians and traffic on Douglas Street outside the Bay Centre get a surprise Friday as local People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals supporters Emily Lavender, left, and Amy Balcome draw attention to their cause with a nearly naked shower on the sidewalk. PETA, which claims roughly 3,000 members and supporters in Greater Victoria, says the meat industry causes environmental problems including water shortages. Friday was World Water Day.

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Stop crapping on Esquimalt The uproar in Esquimalt the past week may well have been heard across the Juan de Fuca Strait, where pro-sewage treatment advocates are watching every move we make on the project. News that the Capital Regional District is considering a site in the Esquimalt industrial park for a planned biosolids processing facility, to go with the main treatment plant on the Esquimalt waterfront, left residents and nearby property owners feeling they had been crapped on yet again. CRD core area liquid waste management committee chair Denise Blackwell’s comments that a biosolids plant on Viewfield Road would save between $6 million and $7 million annually in operating costs over a plant built at Hartland were telling. Regardless if the $17-million land purchase was speculative, the decision shows which way the committee is leaning. That a consultation process is being planned to help the CRD choose between the two sites is small consolation to the property owners in the Viewfield neighbourhood, which touches on Esquimalt and Victoria. Given its siting, the McLoughlin Point treatment plant is likely to have less of a deleterious effect on property values than a biosolids plant on Viewfield, even if the smell and noise are well contained. Both residential and industrial values are bound to drop as a result of last week’s news, in the short term at least. Whether the CRD ultimately chooses to locate the biosolids plant there or not, the damage may already be done. Could all this have been avoided? Hard to say. Municipal land dealings are always done behind closed doors as a matter of course. And the biosolids plant, which may well have a smaller environmental footprint than the existing trucking warehouse on Viewfield, has to be built somewhere. The CRD, duty-bound to spend taxpayers’ money wisely, no doubt felt compelled to snap up a property it believed could be an ideal site, especially when it could save millions. But it better be ready for further outcry, and potential legal action, as the shit really has hit the fan in Esquimalt for a second time. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: editor@vicnews.com or fax 250-386-2624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Victoria 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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Ottawa takes lead on training Fortunately, there is a mid-term The B.C. election campaign that’s federal government that has acted. about to get underway will feature Last week’s federal budget launches lots of talk about skills training. It new programs that the will be everyone’s top next B.C. government will priority, along with a have to go along with. dozen other top priorities. Prime Minister Stephen But since elections Harper’s government are no time to deal with didn’t claw back postserious issues, don’t secondary funds from expect much frank B.C. and other inept discussion about ways to provinces, as some had redirect our increasingly feared. What we got soft, urban society toward from Ottawa was social useful work. Somebody engineering, Conservative might be offended. Tom Fletcher style. The B.C. Liberals see B.C. Views The centrepiece is the lots of skilled, technical “Canada Job Grant,” a jobs on the horizon, but $5,000 grant to employers willing to they cut their skills training budget match it and train an unemployed and many of their MLAs are also person. To qualify, the province has looking at a career change. The to match as well, for a total $15,000 B.C. school system, like that of commitment to one worker who other provinces, still pushes kids will have a job to go to. to university programs that lead to Delta-Richmond East MP Kerrycoffee-serving jobs and the need for Lynne Findlay was one of the another round of training. Conservatives out to promote the This has been going on since the budget. She said when the Canada 1970s, and it’s not confined to B.C. Job Grant is fully rolled out, it will The B.C. NDP apparently expects fund training for 130,000 people a to coast to victory with the same year. Some will be young people, empty rhetoric about “income but there will also be older workers inequality” and student debt that whose skills need upgrading. they’ve been using for years. “If they’re willing to look at Their only discernible intent the jobs that are available and is to return control over how understand that that’s their best many apprentices can be on a job shot at making a living and being site to industrial unions, which able to support their own families severely restrict it, squeezing out some day, we want to be sure small business. This team’s ideas that the opportunities are there,” are mostly left over from the last Findlay said. industrial revolution.

The difference is that it has to be what an employer needs, not what the student might prefer. It’s a public-private partnership, as we have seen with modern public works. Findlay acknowledged that even with a big push on training, Canada will still need to import foreign workers. In B.C. we are bracing for an unprecedented resource boom, much of it in the B.C. Interior and north. That’s one reason for a $241 million increase over five years to the federal Income Assistance Program for aboriginal reserves. The new money is available only if the community leadership commits to a mandatory training component. They didn’t call it Idle No More, but that’s the gist of it. Of course, no worker or province or band council is required to participate. They have the option to leave the federal money on the table. But the NDP should note that the Canada Job Grant applies to union-run apprenticeship schools as well as those in community colleges and technical institutes. Saying no isn’t much of a choice. Whatever grand promises the B.C. Liberals and NDP have written into their yet-to-be-released election platforms, they will need to find the money to participate. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Justice minister explains Family Law Act Headlines have mistakenly suggested that common-law couples are now “married” under B.C.’s new Family Law Act. This is not true.  I want to make it very clear: the new family law is not about forcing unmarried couples into getting married. When it comes to the law’s property division rules, it’s about providing fair rules for couples who split up – and ensuring that those rules are crystal clear at the onset of a relationship. The new family law’s model is fair: you keep what’s yours, but you share what you accrued together as a couple. This means

that property brought into a relationship, and certain property you might receive during your relationship, such as inheritances or gifts, are generally not divided upon separation, regardless of whether you are married or not. Only property and debt that a couple accrues together during their relationship is dividable.  This is similar to many other Canadian jurisdictions. Under the outdated Family Relations Act, property division provisions only applied to married couples. A common-law couple could live together 20-plus

years, and when they broke up, the property would stay with whoever’s name it was in. It would not be considered joint property and divided in half, as would be the case for married couples. This resulted in complex legal cases and often great unfairness, usually to women, as the property was more often in the man’s name. Today common-law couples have the freedom to opt-out of the property division rules by written agreement. The agreement will allow them to divide their property as they see fit, with limited ability for the court to

overturn the agreement. It is important to note that under existing law, commonlaw couples are already subject to many of the same laws as married couples, such as those around income tax and wills and estates. Also, under the old Family Relations Act, common-law couples could seek spousal support. The new Family Law Act replaces outdated legislation passed in the 1970s and addresses the needs of modern B.C. families and shifts in societal norms. Shirley Bond Minister of Justice and Attorney General

Readers respond: City utility rate hikes after by doubling their own pay when they got the keys to the vault. Oh, sure they vow to (maybe) hold annual property tax increases to 3.25 per cent, or double the rate of inflation. But remember, water, sewage, garbage and transit are not taxes, rather fees. Surely you can see the difference. Of course, you remember voting on this hike. No? Well, you probably would if given the chance. But on to the legacy

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esus Before Pilate – Very early in the morning, the chief priests, with the elders, the teachers of the law and the whole Sanhedrin, reached a decision. They bound Jesus, led him away and handed him over to Pilate. “Are you the king of the Jews?” asked Pilate. “Yes, it is as you say,” Jesus replied. The chief priests accused him of many things. So again Pilate asked him, “Aren’t you going to answer? See how many things they are accusing you of.” But Jesus still made no reply, and Pilate was amazed. Now it was the custom at the Feast to release a prisoner whom the people requested. A man called Barabbas was in prison with the insurrectionists who had committed murder in the uprising. The crowd came up and asked Pilate to do for them what he usually did. “Do you want me to release to you the king of the Jews?” asked Pilate, knowing it was out of envy that the chief priests had handed Jesus over to him. But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have Pilate release Barabbas instead. “What shall I do, then, with the one you call the king of the Jews?” Pilate asked them. “Crucify him!” they shouted. “Why? What crime has he committed?” asked Pilate. But they shouted all the louder, “Crucify him!” Wanting to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas

to them. He had Jesus flogged and handed him over to be crucified. The soldiers led Jesus away into the palace (that is, the Praetorium) and called together the whole company of soldiers. They put a purple robe on him, then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on him. And they began to call out to him, “Hail, king of the Jews!” Again and again they struck him on the head with a staff and spit on him. Falling on their knees, they paid homage to him. And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him out to crucify him.

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ten notice of the charge against him read: THE KING OF THE JEWS. They crucified two robbers with him, one on his right and one on his left. Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads and saying, “So! You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, come down from the cross and save yourself!” In the same way the chief priests and the teachers of the law mocked him among themselves. “He saved others,” they said, “but he can’t save himself! Let this Christ, this King of Israel, come down now from the cross, that we may see and believe.” Those crucified with him also heaped insults on him.

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alive and that she had seen him, they did not believe it. Afterward Jesus appeared in a different form to two of them while they were walking in the country. These returned and reported it to the rest; but they did not believe them either. Later Jesus appeared to the Eleven as they were eating; he rebuked them for their lack of faith and their stubborn refusal to believe those who had seen him after he had risen. He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be

Each spring, Christians celebrate Easter, a time of remembering the story of the resurrection, or raising to life, of Jesus, who had been dead for three days. The date of Easter is movable. For many Christians in the West, it is the first Sunday following the full moon after the March 21, or Spring Equinox, and can fall between March 22 and April 25. This year, Easter is on March 31. The story of God raising Jesus to life is seen as being symbolic of God’s continuing promise of new life both within the cycle of creation and in the human life. It happens at springtime when creation is coming to life once again after being dormant during the winter months. It represents a time of hope, anticipation, possibility and opportunity. There are many symbols related to Easter in the Christian faith. More traditional ones are the empty cross, or a cross draped in white, representing the grave clothes Jesus, a Jew living in the first century, would have been buried in. Modern symbols are found in creation, such as the butterfly, seen as going into the cocoon as a caterpillar, spending a time of dormancy, and then emerging to new life as a butterfly. Another modern symbol is the daffodil which has spent a time of dormancy in the earth during the darkness of winter to emerge as a beautiful yellow flower in the sunlight and warmth of spring. Many Christian communities will represent this new life on Easter day by placing daffodils

in holders on a wooden cross. Easter eggs, seen as the containers of new life, are exchanged as reminders of fresh possibility in every situation in life. Worship in churches on Easter Sunday tends to be upbeat and joyful with the singing of traditional hymns. The congregation gathers to celebrate the fact that no matter how bleak and dark the winter storms of human life might seem to be, there is always, in every life, hope and promise for a better tomorrow; that there exists life where we had thought there only to be death. The task of the worshipping congregation is to sustain one another and also the wider community on the journey of life through moments darkness into the warmth of the new life of spring sunshine. Christian churches in Victoria are open and welcoming to members of the community who wish to come and experience the hope and joy of Easter. Most have websites where you can find information on meeting times and activities for Easter. Many churches will also gather at Willows Beach at 6:45 am and walk to Cattle Point for an outdoor Easter Service.

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7:00 pm Holy Eucharist & Vigil

Holy Saturday • March 30

Easter in the Christian Faith

The Resurrection

Maundy Thursday • March 28

2:30 pm Passion Liturgy & Veneration of the Cross 4:00 pm Evensong & Stations of the Cross

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member of the Council, who was himself waiting for the kingdom of God, went boldly to Pilate and asked for Jesus’ body. Pilate was surprised to hear that he was already dead. Summoning the centurion, he asked him if Jesus had already died. When he learned from the centurion that it was so, he gave the body to Joseph. So Joseph bought some linen cloth, took down the body, wrapped it in the linen, and placed it in a tomb cut out of rock. Then he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb. Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where he was laid.

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At the sixth hour darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour. And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?”— which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” When some of those standing near heard this, they said, “Listen, he’s calling Elijah.” One man ran, filled a sponge with wine vinegar, put it on a stick, and offered it to Jesus to drink. “Now leave him alone. Let’s see if Elijah comes to take him down,” he said. With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last. The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. And when the centurion, who stood there in front of Jesus, heard his cry and saw how he died, he said, “Surely this man was the Son of God!” Some women were watching from a distance. Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salome. In Galilee these women had followed him and cared for his needs. Many other women who had come up with him to Jerusalem were also there.

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ten notice of the charge against him read: THE KING OF THE JEWS. They crucified two robbers with him, one on his right and one on his left. Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads and saying, “So! You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, come down from the cross and save yourself!” In the same way the chief priests and the teachers of the law mocked him among themselves. “He saved others,” they said, “but he can’t save himself! Let this Christ, this King of Israel, come down now from the cross, that we may see and believe.” Those crucified with him also heaped insults on him.

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When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?” But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed. “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.’” Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid. When Jesus rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had driven seven demons. She went and told those who had been with him and who were mourning and weeping. When they heard that Jesus was

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saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.” After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he was taken up into heaven and he sat at the right hand of God. Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it.

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alive and that she had seen him, they did not believe it. Afterward Jesus appeared in a different form to two of them while they were walking in the country. These returned and reported it to the rest; but they did not believe them either. Later Jesus appeared to the Eleven as they were eating; he rebuked them for their lack of faith and their stubborn refusal to believe those who had seen him after he had risen. He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be

Each spring, Christians celebrate Easter, a time of remembering the story of the resurrection, or raising to life, of Jesus, who had been dead for three days. The date of Easter is movable. For many Christians in the West, it is the first Sunday following the full moon after the March 21, or Spring Equinox, and can fall between March 22 and April 25. This year, Easter is on March 31. The story of God raising Jesus to life is seen as being symbolic of God’s continuing promise of new life both within the cycle of creation and in the human life. It happens at springtime when creation is coming to life once again after being dormant during the winter months. It represents a time of hope, anticipation, possibility and opportunity. There are many symbols related to Easter in the Christian faith. More traditional ones are the empty cross, or a cross draped in white, representing the grave clothes Jesus, a Jew living in the first century, would have been buried in. Modern symbols are found in creation, such as the butterfly, seen as going into the cocoon as a caterpillar, spending a time of dormancy, and then emerging to new life as a butterfly. Another modern symbol is the daffodil which has spent a time of dormancy in the earth during the darkness of winter to emerge as a beautiful yellow flower in the sunlight and warmth of spring. Many Christian communities will represent this new life on Easter day by placing daffodils

in holders on a wooden cross. Easter eggs, seen as the containers of new life, are exchanged as reminders of fresh possibility in every situation in life. Worship in churches on Easter Sunday tends to be upbeat and joyful with the singing of traditional hymns. The congregation gathers to celebrate the fact that no matter how bleak and dark the winter storms of human life might seem to be, there is always, in every life, hope and promise for a better tomorrow; that there exists life where we had thought there only to be death. The task of the worshipping congregation is to sustain one another and also the wider community on the journey of life through moments darkness into the warmth of the new life of spring sunshine. Christian churches in Victoria are open and welcoming to members of the community who wish to come and experience the hope and joy of Easter. Most have websites where you can find information on meeting times and activities for Easter. Many churches will also gather at Willows Beach at 6:45 am and walk to Cattle Point for an outdoor Easter Service.

continued on page 15

7:00 pm Holy Eucharist & Vigil

Holy Saturday • March 30

Easter in the Christian Faith

The Resurrection

Maundy Thursday • March 28

2:30 pm Passion Liturgy & Veneration of the Cross 4:00 pm Evensong & Stations of the Cross

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member of the Council, who was himself waiting for the kingdom of God, went boldly to Pilate and asked for Jesus’ body. Pilate was surprised to hear that he was already dead. Summoning the centurion, he asked him if Jesus had already died. When he learned from the centurion that it was so, he gave the body to Joseph. So Joseph bought some linen cloth, took down the body, wrapped it in the linen, and placed it in a tomb cut out of rock. Then he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb. Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where he was laid.

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VICTORIA NEWS - Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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SHELBOURNE STREET CHURCH OF CHRIST

HAPPY EASTER!

• Sunrise service at Willows Beach

At the sixth hour darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour. And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?”— which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” When some of those standing near heard this, they said, “Listen, he’s calling Elijah.” One man ran, filled a sponge with wine vinegar, put it on a stick, and offered it to Jesus to drink. “Now leave him alone. Let’s see if Elijah comes to take him down,” he said. With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last. The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. And when the centurion, who stood there in front of Jesus, heard his cry and saw how he died, he said, “Surely this man was the Son of God!” Some women were watching from a distance. Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salome. In Galilee these women had followed him and cared for his needs. Many other women who had come up with him to Jerusalem were also there.

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Easter Day: March 31 – Festival of the Resurrection 6:30 a.m. Sonrise celebration at Telegraph Bay 8:00 a.m. Easter Eucharist 10:00 a.m. Festive Eucharist (Children’s Program and Nursery)

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The Great Vigil of Easter with Baptisms and Confirmations .................................. 8:00pm

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Emmanuel Baptist Church Easter is a time to CELEBRATE the RESURRECTION—join us in WORSHIP 2121 Cedar Hill Cross Road (at the Cedar Hill Cross Road & Henderson entrance to UVic) Maundy Thursday – March 28, 7 pm Remember the sacrifice of Jesus Christ through The Lord’s Supper, a dramatic reading of the Passion Story, and Choral Music Easter Sunday, March 31, 10:30 am Celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ through Choral music, UVic brass ensemble, flowering of the cross. Sermon: “He’s Up!” Pastor Daniel McDougall


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The nature of peace Deryk Houston’s work has been exhibited in one-man exhibitions in the former Soviet Union, Scotland, Iraq, and the United States. His work is included in many private and public collections including the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa and was featured in the National Film Board of Canada  documentary, From Baghdad to Peace Country. He has completed large scale

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After wowing crowds halfway around the world in 2010, Victoria band The Midnights will be back on stage in Ballerup, Denmark in August. The performance continues a long history between the Vic High band, musical director Eric Emde, The Midnights and the Ballerup School Orchestra. After the Vic High rhythm and blues band played the Ballerup Music Festival in 2007, the organizers went on the school’s website and discovered The Midnights. “They asked if The Midnights would attend in 2010,” Emde said. “We went and I was stunned that they voted us the most popular band at the festival.” In addition to the upcoming performance in Ballerup, the 12-piece

rhythm and blues band has been invited to play a club in Iceland. While the festival is several months away, The Midnights are busy fundraising and preparing for their trip. “It’s going to cost us about $30,000,” Emde said. “We’ve all decided to take the money and throw it into the pot instead of paying ourselves. Really, we’re playing for the joy of it.” The Midnights include professional musicians from the city and students from the Victoria High school rhythm and blues band. “It’s a very interesting mix because there are the older musicians and the younger ones, so it’s really quite energetic on stage,” Emde said. A fundraiser concert happens tomorrow (March 28) from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Victoria Events Centre. Tickets are available at the door and are $10 for adults and $5 for students. mcole@oakbaynews.com

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Through April 4 – Esquimalt Photography Club’s annual Spring Photo Show in the Esquimalt Recreation Centre atrium. March 28 – Victoria Cougars host the Comox Valley Glacier Kings for Game 3 of the Island championships, 7 p.m. at Archie Browning Arena. Game 5, if needed, is in Esquimalt March 31. March 29 – Esquimalt United Church Holy week worship services; 1030 a.m. Good Friday Taize & Celtic Worship. March 30 – Bunny-rific Fun Swim, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Esquimalt Rec Centre pool. FMI: 250-412-8500. March 31 – Esquimalt United Church Easter Sunday Worship & Communion, 10:30 a.m. March 31 – Free Lions Easter Egg Hunt at Esquimalt Gorge Park, 12 to 3 p.m. April 8 – Esquimalt Committee of the Whole meets, 7 p.m. in Council Chambers. FMI: 250-414-7135. April 13 – Pacific Mobile Depots Community Recycling, 9 a.m. to noon at the Archie Browning rear parking lot. Drop-off fees apply. FMI: 250-893-3851 or www.pacificmobiledepots.com April 13 – Esquimalt Library hosts a Fancy Nancy Party, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Celebrate in style with stories and activities. For ages three to five. Info/registration: 250-4147198 or www.gvpl.ca April 15 – Esquimalt Council meets, 7 p.m. in Council Chambers. FMI: 250-414-7135. April 19 to 21 – Phoenix Walking Festival, based at Archie Browning Arena, with walks from 5 to 42km. FMI: www.vvpf.ca April 20 – Esquimalt’s Gigantic Garage Sale, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Archie Browning Sports Centre. FMI: 250-412-8500. April 22 – Earth Day invasive species removal, habitat planting and park cleanup at Highrock Park, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To volunteer, call 250-412-8511. April 22 – Esquimalt Council meets, 7 p.m. in Council Chambers. FMI: 250-414-7135. April 23 – Mayor’s open door session for local residents, 4 to 6 p.m. in the mayor’s office. FMI: 250-414-7101. April 29 –Spine Poetry with Books at the Esquimalt Library, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Create fun free verse using piles of library books. For ages 10 to 12. Register: 250-414-7198 Submit your Esquimalt events to jblyth@telus.net

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The ice man returns Final preparation underway Travis Paterson News staff

It’s all cool when Hans Wuthrich is in town. The renowned ice maker, with assistant Dave Merklinger, has prepared and maintained the ice for most of the world’s top curling events for over 15 years. They prepared the curling ice for the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, and the 2005 World Men’s Curling Championship in Victoria, among others. Wuthrich, based out of Gimli, Man., arrived to Victoria on Friday, and started the process of turning the ice of Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre from a hockey rink into four sheets of world class ice for the Ford Men’s World Curling Championship, March 30 to April 7. The ice is key for the tournament, and will be debated about

no matter what, Wuthrich said. But Wuthrich also manages the curling rocks, which debuted to much criticism at the Brier in Edmonton earlier this month. “Actually we didn’t get (access to) the rink until Saturday at midnight so we spent time Saturday and (refit) all the curling stones. They were brand new (for the Brier) but there was some squabbles about them so we completed that first,” Wuthrich said. He politely pointed out the rocks couldn’t have been that imperfect, as the Brier finished with its highest shooting percentage ever. The process for the ice in Memorial Centre is multi-staged. To start, the zamboni scraped it down. Wuthrich and company put levelers in before an additional “three-quarters-of-an-inch of ice,” will be laid onto the existing “three-quarters-of-an-inch of hockey ice” in a three stages of floods, Wuthrich said. Then come the final tweaks and peb-

bling later this week. Tickets for the event are selling slow but event organizers expect a heavy portion of walkup fans. “That’s good news,” said event co-chair Keith Dagg. “People can show up and get tickets at the door,” which tends to be the habit of Victorians, he added.

Sweden top Vic Classic Many of the World Curling teams competed in the Victoria Curling Classic at Esquimalt’s Archie Browning Sports Centre last week, with Sweden skipper Niklas Edin and team edging Winnipeg’s Mike McEwen 9-8 in the final for the $25,000 prize. It was no easy draw for Edin, who defeated McEwen in the opening bracket, then beat Kevin Martin and Jeff Stoughton in the playoffs to reach the final. Team Canada’s Brad Jacobs rink from Northern Ontario will land in Victoria on Thursday for the Worlds. sports@vicnews.com

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Oak Bay’s teenaged karate brothers Jean and Geoffrey Newell are national champions. Jean, 14, and Geoffrey, 17, partnered with Emlyn Folkes to win gold in the Team Kata event for boys aged 14 to 17 years old at Karate Canada’s national championships in Toronto, March 15 to 17. Geoffrey took home three awards, including being named the top junior male karate athlete of the year by Karate Canada. Geoffrey also won silver in Kumite (sparring) in the sub-55 kilograms junior men’s category for 16- and 17-year-olds. Jean and Geoffrey defeated Ontario team in Team Kata with a nearly a perfect score. The win qualifies them as members of Team Canada with a chance to represent Canada at the Pan American Games in Columbia this summer.

UVictim’s mens ultimate frisbee team won the inaugural Douglas Bowl 16-14 over the UBC Thunderbirds in extra pulls despite trailing most of the game at UVic on Saturday. UVictim’s women’s team didn’t fare as well, falling 15-5 to the Thunderbirds. MVP honours went to UVictim’s Kevin Underhill and Thunderbirds’ Kevin Greer for the men’s game and UVictim’s Kate Scarth and Thunderbirds’ Rena Kawabata for the women’s game. More than 300 fans showed up to see the game. UVictim now turns its attention to sectional and regional competitions, a series of play-downs that lead to the U.S.A. collegiate nationals. sports@vicnews.com

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The wait is over for Richie Fast and Bays United. The former player turned coach lifted the Jackson Cup tournament trophy in his 18th season as Bays United won 2-0 over the Lakehill Reds at Royal Athletic Park on Sunday. Game MVP Greg Fiddick scored the first goal of the game eight minutes into play and then Paul Van den Boomen scored the Bays’ second goal in the 59th minute. The 2-0 deficit was too much for the young Reds, a Div. 2 side that made it to the Jackson final against all odds, knocking out a string of Div. 1 teams along the way. Bays’ goalkeeper Dominic Butcher earned the shutout, added bliss for the veteran of 16 Bays seasons. “We just wanted to win one (Jackson Cup),” Fast said. “(Dominic and I) were zerofor-17.” The Bays were Jackson finalists last year, losing to Cowichan FC. That was Fast’s first appearance as a coach. Previous to that the Bays fielded a younger, much different looking team than Sunday’s roster in a losing cause against Gorge Utd. in 2006. “We were an upstart team (in 2006). We just started to develop in the last seven years, signing some key players and having (Butcher) come out to turn the corner of our club,” Fast said. Those key signings included both of the Bays’ goal scorers on Sunday, as Fiddick and Van den

Boomen won multiple Jackson Cup and provincial titles with Gorge for the better part of the past 10 years. “Gorge raised the bar pretty high. Now we believe we’re competing for championships every year, which is where we want to be,” Fast said. Speaking of upstarts, Lakehill didn’t give Bays too much in the way of defensive lapses, though Van den Boomen’s goal, which came on the rebound of a free kick, could certainly have been avoided. Lakehill’s offence had its chances but for the most part was stymied by the solid Bays defensive line. “Lakehill will be and are a very good team, they’re going to surprise some Div. 1 teams (next year). They defend really well and are a well-managed, good young team that’s very difficult to play against, Give their coach (Paul Cringle) full credit. By no means was it easy,” Fast said. This Friday (March 29) the Bays face Gordon Head in the first of two meetings to finish the Vancouver Island Soccer League regular season. All the Bays need is a tie in either game to finish first. The win qualifies the Bays for the A Cup provincials, hosted in Victoria this year. In the earlier game on Sunday the Mid Isle Highlanders edged Westcastle (out of Juan de Fuca) 3-2 in extra time for the George Smith Under-21 Cup. Conor Williams, Mike Moore and Tyson Kushnier scored for the Highlanders, with teammate Blaise Roberts named MVP. Adam Almeida and Etienne Boisvert responded for Westcastle. RAP also hosted the Tony Gro-

ver Cup and Challenge Cup on Saturday. Castaways FC defeated Powell River 2-1 for the men’s over-35 Tony Grover trophy. Matt Green was named MVP and scored a goal for Castaways, with Jeevan Manhas getting the Castaways other goal. Dean Piccanin scored for Powell River. Comox Valley lost to Campbell River 4-3 in penalty kicks for the Challenge Cup (teams below Div. 2), in a game that was 0-0 after regulation.

Prospect win Price Prospect Lake won the Terry Price Cup 3-0 over Castaways FC. Jane Travers scored first and Daniella Corrazolli scored the second and third goal to give Prospect the premier championship. Olivia De Goede earned the shutout for Prospect while Sam Behn was strong for Castaways despite the loss. It’s the first Terry Price Cup win for Prospect Lake. Vic West FC recaptured the Doug Day Cup in a rematch of last year’s final, winning 2-1. Gurinder Hundal scored both goals for Vic West inlcuding the the winner in the 85th minute. Alynn Dagg scored for Castaways. In provincial B Cup qualifiers Prospect Lake defeated Bays Utd. 1-0, on a goal by Kristy Mcgeough. Sam Schroeder earned the shutout. Juan de Fuca (Div. 3A) will meet Juan de Fuca (Div. 3B) in the Frank Leversedge final on April 7. Juan de Fuca (Div. 2) will play Gorge FC in the Stephanie Shergold final, also April 7. sports@vicnews.com


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All Claims against the estate of Norman Noel Grieve, late of Victoria, BC who died on or about the 10th day of December, 2012, must be filed with the undersigned personal representative on or before the 26th day of April, 2013, after which date the estate will be distributed having regard only to the claims of which the Executors then shall have notice. By: THE BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA TRUST COMPANY, EXECUTOR 402-1321 Blanshard Street, PO Box 8043 Victoria, BC V8W 3R7

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In the Matter of Part 3.1 (Administrative Forfeiture) of the Civil Forfeiture Act [SBC 2005, C. 29] the CFA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: On April 27, 2012, at the 300 block of Douglas Street, Victoria, B.C. , Peace Officer(s) of the Victoria Police Department seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as: $1,500 CAD, on or about 03:30 Hours. The subject property was seized because there was evidence that the subject property had been obtained by the commission of an offence (or offences) under section 5(2) (Possession for purpose of trafficking) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act of Canada. Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO file Number: 2013-1468, is subject to forfeiture under Part 3.1 of the CFA and will be forfeited to the Government for disposal by the Director of Civil Forfeiture

unless a notice of dispute is filed with the Director within the time period set out in this notice. A notice of dispute may be filed by a person who claims to have an interest in all or part of the subject property. The notice of dispute must be filed within 60 days of the date upon which this notice is first published. You may obtain the form of a notice of dispute, which must meet the requirements of Section 14.07 of the CFA, from the Director’s website, accessible online at www. pssg.gov.bc.ca/civilforfeiture. The notice must be in writing, signed in the presence of a lawyer or notary public, and mailed to the Civil Forfeiture Office, PO Box 9234 Station Provincial Government, Victoria, B.C. V8W 9J1.

RE: ESTATE OF BRUCE JEFFREY GROOM late of 102 - 525 Rithet Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1E4 (the “Estate”) NOTICE is given that creditors and others having claims against the Estate are required to send them to the Executrix, Marjorie Anne Karlsen, at P.O. Box 11130, #3000 - 1055 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6E 3R3, on or before May 13, 2013, after which date the Estate assets will be distributed having regard only to claims that have been received. EXECUTRIX: Marjorie Anne Karlsen SOLICITOR: Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP

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In the Matter of Part 3.1 (Administrative Forfeiture) of the Civil Forfeiture Act [SBC 2005, C. 29] the CFA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: On February 6, 2013, at the 400 block of Gorge Road East, Victoria, B.C., Peace Officer (s) of the Victoria Police Department seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as: a 2004 NISSAN 350Z, BCLP: 199XNC, VIN: JN1AZ34E04T052611, on or about 20:15 Hours, and $2,480 CAD, on or about 20:15 Hours. The subject property was seized because there was evidence that the subject property had been used in/obtained by the commission of an offence (or offences) under section 5(2) (Possession for purpose of trafficking) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act of Canada. Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO file Number: 2013-1472, is subject to forfeiture under Part 3.1 of the CFA and will be forfeited to the Government

for disposal by the Director of Civil Forfeiture unless a notice of dispute is filed with the Director within the time period set out in this notice. A notice of dispute may be filed by a person who claims to have an interest in all or part of the subject property. The notice of dispute must be filed within 60 days of the date upon which this notice is first published. You may obtain the form of a notice of dispute, which must meet the requirements of Section 14.07 of the CFA, from the Director’s website, accessible online at www. pssg.gov.bc.ca/civilforfeiture. The notice must be in writing, signed in the presence of a lawyer or notary public, and mailed to the Civil Forfeiture Office, PO Box 9234 Station Provincial Government, Victoria, B.C. V8W 9J1.

In the Matter of Part 3.1 (Administrative Forfeiture) of the Civil Forfeiture Act [SBC 2005, C. 29] the CFA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: On December 27, 2012, at the 1200 block of Douglas Street, Victoria, B.C., Peace Officer(s) of the Victoria Police Department seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as: $2,600 CAD, on or about 15:00 Hours, five diamond rings, on or about 15:00 Hours, and 47 gift cards, on or about 15:00 Hours. The subject property was seized because there was evidence that the subject property had been obtained by the commission of an offence (or offences) under section 5(2) (Possession for purpose of trafficking) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act of Canada. Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO file Number: 2013-1455, is subject to forfeiture under Part 3.1 of the CFA and will be forfeited to the Government for disposal by

the Director of Civil Forfeiture unless a notice of dispute is filed with the Director within the time period set out in this notice. A notice of dispute may be filed by a person who claims to have an interest in all or part of the subject property. The notice of dispute must be filed within 60 days of the date upon which this notice is first published. You may obtain the form of a notice of dispute, which must meet the requirements of Section 14.07 of the CFA, from the Director’s website, accessible online at www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/ civilforfeiture. The notice must be in writing, signed in the presence of a lawyer or notary public, and mailed to the Civil Forfeiture Office, PO Box 9234 Station Provincial Government, Victoria, B.C. V8W 9J1.

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE APPLIANCES WHIRLPOOL FRIDGE/Freezer, side by side, ice and water dispenser, ivory, $200. Whirlpool Range, ivory, $150. Both immaculate and mint condition. Call 1-250-743-4361.

AUCTIONS LARGE AUCTION of hardwood flooring (finished & unfinished), pallet racking equipment, office furniture. Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m., 9370 - 48 St., Edmonton, Alberta. Phone 1-888-453-6964.

FRIENDLY FRANK 2 LARGE black cast iron pedestal planters, $40 obo (both). Call (250)721-9798. 2 WALL sconces, $50 (both), lantern lamp, $40. Call (778)440-6628. 3 SEAT sofa, $35, good condition. Call (250)881-8133.

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CROSSLEY CARPET 120 sq.ft., mocha colour, good cond. $50. 250-656-1497.

ANTIQUES, BOOKS, collectibles, furniture, china, jewelry. Estates/private libraries purchased. Galleon Books & Antiques, 250-655-0700

MENS 2-piece suits, sizes 32 & 36, very fine cond, $45 (each) obo. (250)727-9425.

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

RUBBER MAID containers, for 7cup size, new, 2 cup size, all $12. Call 250-383-5390.

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ARBUTUS, CYPRESS, fir, hardwoods. Seasoned. Call 250-661-7391.

VACATION HOME. Penthouse Condo, great view, La Penita (Mexico), 3 bdrms, 2 bathrooms, 2 balconies. For sale by owner. Please see: www.jaltembasol.com or email ronalddjohnson@hotmail.com

Incredible 5 acre treed PARK-LIKE PROPERTY with Well-Maintained Furnished Home 1500 sq.ft, 3-bdrm, 2 bath. Extremely close to Pristine Cowichan Lake, in the town of Caycuse. Perfect for recreational property or full time living. Motivated seller $378,800. Exceptionally low yearly cost. Not leased land. Call 250-745-3387 smartytwo@hotmail.com

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MEADOW PRO Respiratory care unit with Concentrator & Patient instructions. $2500. (250)478-3769.

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FOR SALE by Owner Townhouse $389,500. MLS #320099. Open House every Sat & Sun 12-3pm, 20-1950 Cultra Ave, Saanichton. Call 250-818-7038 for more info.

Become a Psychiatric Nurse in your own community There is an urgent need for more Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN), particularly outside the urban areas of the province. And with the workforce aging – the average age of a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in BC is 47 years – the number of retirees from the profession is exceeding the number of graduates. Entry-level earnings start at $30.79/hour to $40.42/hour. Train Locally – The only program of its kind in BC, students can learn within their local communities via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. This 23 month program is accredited by the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC). Government student loans, Employment & Labour Market Services (ELMS), band funding & other ďŹ nancing options available to qualiďŹ ed applicants.

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APARTMENTS FURNISHED DOWNTOWN SIDNEY: Bright 1 bdrm deluxe suite. Short term. Call (250)514-7747.

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GLANFORD- LARGE 2 bdrm, bright, quiet. Reno’d kitch & bdrm, 8’ closet. W/D, full bath, storage, priv entr, sm yrd, near bus, amens. NS/NP, $980. heat, h/w, hydro/internet incld. Refs. Apr 1. 250-704-0197. GORDON HEAD- lrg 1 bdrm, close to UVIC, bus, Mt. Doug park. W/D, F/P, lrg yard. $875+ 1/3 utils. Avail now. Call 250-686-7995, 250-479-5205, 250-885-9099.

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LANGFORD- 2 bdrms, 4 appls, $1100 inclds utils. Available now. (250)885-9128. LANGFORD (Costco). Bus, shops, school. 2 Bdrm suite, fenced yard, 4 appls, water incl’d, shared laundry, $1050 mo + utils, NS/NP. Avail March 1. Call (250)881-2283. SWAN LAKE. Large 1-bdrm, ground level. Private yard & deck. Share laundry. $900. inclusive. (250)386-0531.

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

AURICLE BSC 250-882-3129 Spring clean up Lawn aeration & fertilize-soil-hedges & more.

AL’S AVAILABLE to update your home. Kitchens, baths, basements, etc. Licensed & Insured. Al 250-415-1397.

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

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

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

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

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

CLEANING SERVICES MALTA HOUSECLEANING Estates, events, offices. BBB member. (250)388-0278.

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

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

GARDENING (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.

NEED HELP cleaning your house? $18/hr. Call Dorothy at (250)478-8940.

COMPUTER SERVICES COMPUDOC MOBILE Computer Services. Repairs, tuneups, tutoring, web sites, etc. 250-886-8053, 778-351-4090.

ELECTRICAL 250-361-6193 Quality Electric Reno’s, res & comm. No job too small. Lic# 22779. AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550. EXPERIENCED ELECTRICIAN. Reasonable rates. 250744-6884. Licence #22202. GNC ELECTRIC Res/Comm. Reasonable rates for quality work. #43619. 250-883-7632. KENDRA’S ELECTRICAL Co. #86952. No Job too Small. Kendra, 250-415-7991.

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778-678-2524 GARDEN OVERGROWN? Weeding, lawn cuts, cleanups, pruning. John Kaiser 250-478-7314, 250-812-8236. J&L GARDENING Specialty yard clean-up and maintenance. Master gardeners. John or Louise (250)891-8677. LANDSCAPE & TREE- lawns, hedges/tree pruning, gardening, new landscapes. Monthly maintenance. WCB. 18 years exp. Andrew (250)893-3465. PRO IRISH GARDENERSmaintenance, pruning, cleanups, lawn care. 20 yrs exp. WCB. Call (250)652-6989. SPRING CLEANups, complete maintenance. Residential & Commercial. 250-474-4373. WEEDING, MOWING, Pruning, Planting, Composts, Organic Spraying, Fertilizing. Call Howard at (250)727-9429.

GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS (250) 858-0588 - Tree Service - Landscaping - Lawn & Garden Clean ups - Hedge trimming & Pruning - Pressure washing - Gutters Free estimates * WCB www.mowtime.ca ACORN & BRANCH- BBB. Lawns, gardens & hedges. Certified, Professional staff. Affordable. Call 250-818-4900.

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BEETLES RESIDENTIAL Renovations Ltd. Bathrooms, decks, painting, landscaping and handyman services. Fully insured and guaranteed. Free estimates. Call 250-889-4245. JUNK BOX- We Do All The Loading

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CrossFit owner adds Langford gym to stable Deanna Whiteley opened her first CrossFit gym in 2009 in Victoria. That popular downtown workout haven at 708 Pembroke St. now boasts more than 200 members. When Whiteley heard Dave Warbeck was looking to sell his CrossFit gym in Don Descoteau Langford, she Biz Beat jumped at the chance to take on a second location. The Colwood resident was introduced to CrossFit by Warbeck, whom she worked and trained with in 2005. Warbeck is happy to see everything come full circle with his former student taking the reins. Whiteley is also excited to have a gym closer to home.

Running two gyms has been a challenge, she says, but her mother and business partner, Sandy Raven, has helped ease the stress. The former CrossFit Vancouver Island gym at 1057 Langford Pkwy. has been renamed CrossFit Zone West Shore and has about 50 members. – Charla Huber

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Young professionals grab under-40 honours Some of Greater Victoria’s brightest young professionals were honoured recently in Courtenay at the first Vancouver Island Top 20 under 40 awards. One hundred people were nominated for the business and community achievement awards. Winners from the Capital Region were Chris Gillen, founder of Dial-a-Geek computer repair; Micayla Hayes, owner-operator of the London Chef kitchen shop

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Names in the news around Greater Victoria The Maritime Museum of British Columbia in Bastion Square has two new staffers. Geneviève Casault is the new director of development and operations, while Cassie

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elcome to the spring edition of the 2013 Black Press Women in Business publication. Spring is an opportunity for growth and a fresh new outlook, a notion we’ve embraced for this award-winning special section. Inside, find the favourite features you’ve come to look for in each issue, like this season’s fashGroup ion preview with Mayfair Fashpublisher ion Stylist Bonnie Pollard and Penny our always wonderful Milestone Sakamoto women, representing remarkable women throughout the decades. But this year you’ll find a few new elements as well, for both this special supplement to your Black Press community newspaper and at today’s gala event at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel. Thanks to support from premier sponsor Thrifty Foods, and event sponsors Island Savings, Level Ground Trading, Aveda Institute and Purdy’s Chocolates, Black Press will welcome guests to today’s gala, and tell their stories on these pages. “We are thrilled to bring readers a great variety of informative stories about the issues that matter to them, and the local women making a difference in their community,” says Black Press Group Publisher Penny Sakamoto. An innovative feature for the gala – “5 for 5” – welcomes five prominent local women in business in a moderator-led panel discussion. Learn more about these high-profile local women in business and the media on page 26. As the Women in Business feature charity, the David Foster Foundation shares its story with readers on page 5. This home-grown organization marked its 25th anniversary last fall and over the years has grown far beyond Victoria’s borders, helping families whose children are undergoing life-saving organ transplants across Canada. In the United States, the organization actively raises awareness about the

ADVERTISER INDEX Abakhan and Associates, Inc. .................... 7 Always August Tanning ............................. 19 Annette Quan ................................................. 7 Artsee Eyewear ........................................... 27 Aveda Institute Victoria ............................... 4 Baja Rosi .......................................................... 4 Beach Rags ................................................... 14 Bolen Books ................................................. 18 Budget Car & Truck Sales .......................... 22 Campus Honda .............................................. 8 Care & Company ......................................... 25 Central Park Denture, Tracy Merkley ...... 18 Christina Bates ............................................. 10 Colwood Dental ............................................ 21 Dale Collins .................................................... 12 Decora Tile ..................................................... 12

need for organ donation. On page 7, learn how the Community Micro Lending Society and local small business people are encouraging economic growth and fostering a greater sense of community. Paired with Pollard’s fashion focus, the Aveda Institute’s Roxana Da Costa offers a look at the season’s key makeup trends, while on page 9, dining etiquette expert Terry Cockerline explores some of the most common challenges people experience when

dining out with business colleagues. We also take this opportunity to look ahead to this fall’s annual Black Press Women in Business Awards. With categories of Rising Star, Above and Beyond, Eco-Entrepreneur and Business Owner of the Year, it’s time to start thinking about the women making a difference in business and their community.

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Some of the many women at Black Press salute Victoria’s women in business.

Dr Mirchoff & Dr Congdon .......................... 9 Erin Parsons (Pemberton Holmes) .......... 14 Eugene’s ........................................................ 26 Fired Up! Ceramics .................................... 20 Garden of Eden ............................................ 17 Gladys Abrams (R.S. Restorations) ........... 8 Heirloom Linens .......................................... 16 Hemp and Company .................................. 20 Island Savings ................................................ 6 Ida Chong ....................................................... 5 Julie Rust (Century 21) ................................ 18 Kilshaw’s Auctioneers, Ltd. ........................ 13 Lana Popham ................................................. 15 Lansdowne Appliance Gallery..................... 4 Linda Rafuse (Satin Moon) ....................... 18 LC Coins .......................................................... 14 Level Ground Trading ................................. 10 Lindsay Ball Women’s Kickboxing ........... 17

Lukemia & Lymphoma Society ................ 20 Maurine Karagianis & Carole James ........ 24 National Bank Financial ............................. 28 Oak Bay Beach Hotel .................................. 21 Old Style Repair ............................................ 5 Murphy Wallbeds ........................................ 26 Padella Italian Bistro .................................. 23 Pal Insurance ................................................. 11 Pat Guiney .................................................... 23 Pemberton Holmes ..................................... 14 Pepper’s Foods ............................................. 13 Purdy’s ........................................................... 11 Qualicare ......................................................... 8 Rock Bay Footwear Designs, Inc. ............. 12 Rohini Kapoor (Desjardins Financial) ........13 Royal Roads University .............................. 18 Saanch Fairground ...................................... 25 Saanich Legacy Foundation ....................... 9

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LOCAL WOMEN MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Foundation provides vital support for families in need A simple request from David Foster’s mother led to the creation of his Foundation. Today more than 700 families have received crucial support while their children receive life-saving organ transplants.

heart as an infant and at seven required a second transplant. Today, the foundation is launching its 30 by 30 Campaign, aiming to raise $30 million by its 30th anniversary, a way to provide a legacy fund to ensure the foundation’s essential services can continue meeting the needs of families for years to come, Decker says. Among those helping Foster achieve his goals will be the Oak Bay Beach Hotel, which has committed to raising $2 million through events like last year’s 25th anniversary gala. Further donations will come from each ticket sold in its David Foster Dinner Theatre, a stunning feature of the recently re-built hotel that will host special events and the hotel’s famous dinner theatre. “Support from donors like the Oak bay Beach Hotel is crucial to meeting that goal,” Decker says. In addition to easing financial stress for families, the foundation also strives to increase organ donor awareness and registration both in Canada and the U.S. For more information about the David Foster Foundation’s work or how you can help, visit www.davidfosterfoundation.com or call 250475-1223.

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e could thank you a thousand times and it would not seem enough,” wrote one family after receiving support from the Victoriabased David Foster Foundation. “Thank you for your time. Thank you for the money. Thank you for the words of encouragement. Thank you for remembering my family’s dignity,” wrote another. And these are just two of the hundreds of families whose children have had to undergo life-saving organ transplants and whose lives would have been that much more challenging without the help and support of the David Foster Foundation. Twenty-five years ago, Foster, an award-winning composer, singer, songwriter and record producer, received a call from his mother, asking if he’d drop by the UCLA Medical Centre to visit a child originally from his own hometown who was waiting for a liver transplant. Arriving at the hospital and asking if there was anything she wanted Photo courtesy the David Foster Foundation (thinking a trip to Disneyland might be in order), the little girl said her only David Foster, with one of the many children his foundation has worked with in the last 26 years. wish was to see her sister – the cost to locate to the transplant hospital in another city,” explains the Foundafly the sibling from B.C. to California tion’s Director of Family Relations, Brittany Decker. was an added expense the family couldn’t afford. David Foster Foundation The costs associated with such a move can be astronomical, espeAfter fulfilling the girl’s request and seeing the pure joy in the young patient’s eyes, Foster recognized a gap in Canada’s health- cially if parents are unable to work during that time in order to be By the Numbers: care system. While provincial plans covered most transplant-re- with the child, or have to support two households. “We’re keeping 25 Years in operation lated costs, all non-medical (but essential) expenses, such as air people’s roofs over their heads, we’re keeping food on their tables and travel, hotel fees and vehicle rentals, were left to the family to deal helping reduce the stress” that comes when a child needs significant 700+ Families helped since its founding medical treatment. “We’re there to help the families, and depending with, adding an extra burden to an already stressful situation. on the situation, sometimes it’s one month of support, sometimes it’s 30 by 30 The foundation’s initiative to By the end of the day the seeds of what would become the David a few years.” Foster Foundation were sown. raise $30 million by its 30th anniversary While the program initially focused on British Columbia, in 2005 it Now in its 26th year, the foundation works to provide financial 250-475-1223 support to Canadian families with children undergoing life-saving was able to spread its reach across Canada; even today, however, there How to get more information or lend your support organ transplants. Since that first hospital visit, it has helped more are several families right here in Victoria currently receiving support, (also online at www.davidfosterfoundation.com) Decker says. And because the foundation works specifi cally with chilthan 700 families, and provided millions of dollars in direct supdren receiving transplants, some, like Victoria’s Evanne Fisher, come port. “Often in times of transplants, we have families that have to re- through the program more than once. Evanne had received a new

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he Capital Region is home to numerous women who strive each and every day through their work, business and volunteer activities to make this community the wonderful place we all call home. Black Press wants to hear about them! This fall, your Greater Victoria community newspapers will present the annual Black Press Women in Business Awards, designed to honour local women contributing to a stronger Greater Victoria community. “The women we have met through these awards have been inspiring, from those starting out in their careers to those sharing the rewards of decades of hard work,” says Penny Sakamoto, Black Press Group Publisher. From the Woman Business Owner of the Year to a true Rising Star, the award evaluations consider both specific criteria in their respective categories, plus involvement in business or volunteer organizations, mentoring, awards and expertise in their fields. While each woman is unique in the path she chooses for her career, the women we have met through the years have shared a true passion for their chosen fields, for the clients and individuals they serve, their colleagues and their greater community. Readers are encouraged to start thinking about the women they know who are deserving of recognition. The 2013 Women in Business Awards will select women award winners in the following four categories: • Women Business Owner of the Year • Eco-Entrepreneur • Rising Star • Above & Beyond Watch for nomination forms and specific criteria Shawna Walker, last year’s Woman in your Black Press community newspapers in the Business Owner of the Year. It’s coming months, or call 250-381-3484 for more infortime to start thinking of your nominations for this year’s awards. mation.

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LOCAL WOMEN MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Community Micro Lending offers history of success Jennifer Blyth Black Press

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n the early 1930s, with the Depression leading to unemployment for a quarter of Victorians, a housing crisis and a soaring cost of living, many small local businesses faced closure. In answer, a group of locals came together to create the Citizens’ Emergency Relief Fund. The message was “that taking action was a more powerful response than waiting for the government’s stimulus package to trickle down,” and in July 1931 alone the fund raised more than $50,000. Flash forward to today and the Community Micro Lending Society “is a 21st century citizens’ response to similar challenges.” Now in its fourth year, Community Micro Lending makes small loans to aspiring smallscale local entrepreneurs who don’t qualify for traditional financing, explains Executive Director Lisa Helps. “Banks and credit unions lend money to people with bank credit. We’re here because sometimes people need a second and sometimes a third chance.” Through these loans, and the mentoring and support opportunities that accompany them, the society aims “to build a vibrant local economy, reduce poverty, foster sustainable business and empower people.” Ultimately the group aims to create a more vibrant local economy through meaningful selfemployment that enriches the entrepreneurs, their families and their communities. Lisa Helps, executive director of the Community Micro Lending Not a grant, these are loans that have a speSociety, which aims “to build a vibrant local economy, reduce cific term to be paid back, just like a traditional poverty, foster sustainable business and empower people.” loan, with a low interest rate. The difference is that rather than the loan coming from a financial Jennifer Blyth Photo institution, it comes from people in the community who choose which entrepreneur they want the society’s website, to be reviewed by potential match them with a mentor in the community,” to loan to. “They’re small success stories, but they’re very lenders, who can provide as little as $500 to a Helps explains, welcoming people with business important success stories in terms of weaving a particular applicant, with the money pooled and knowledge, skills, motivational capacity and passtronger social fabric and making sure there’s a disbursed to the entrepreneur once the full loan sion for the community to step forward. “We look for people who want to be part of amount is place for evraised. While someone’s success and who are open to learning erybody in the the entrepre- as much as mentoring,” Helps says, suggesting business econo“People love hearing the stories neurs don’t the actual time commitment sits at around five my,” Helps says, know who hours a month. “A mentor needs to be passionnoting how the about how small loans and a their lend- ate about small business and the community and local small busicommunity of support have ers are, they open to the idea that business and the communess communi“know there nity aren’t separate. ty has stepped changed people’s lives. That’s “We need each other to flourish and to live are people in forward to help, the commu- well, really.” as board memwhat inspires people.” Making it all work is the nine-member board nity who bebers, mentors lieve in them,” of directors, coming to the organization from and in providacross sectors, experiences and ideologies, and Helps says. ing the peer-to-peer eer Through the staff members Vu Ndlovu, director, entrepreneur loans. Loan applicants are interviewed by the soci- process, entrepreneurs receive financial literacy support, and Kate Fleming, director, outreach ety’s Loan Committee and undergo both credit training and with mentors, receive help develop- and Launch! programming. Because all of the loan money goes to the and criminal record checks. Approval is based ing and implementing a business plan. The menentrepreneurs, the society must find other on need and a good idea rather than experience, tors are a cornerstone of the program’s success. “People need credit but they also need men- ways to fund their low administration costs, collateral or a complete business plan. Once approved, entrepreneurs are profiled on torship, so once a person’s loan is approved, we which it has done through various community

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Time to Launch! your business In addition to its micro-lending program, Community Micro Lending has also developed its Launch! programs for youth, women and Aboriginals. Participants come together in a group setting for Launch!, which takes potential borrowers through the business plan and budget development process. Building the idea of community partnerships, Launch! Youth, for people between the ages of 18 and 30, is delivered with the Community Social Planning Council, while Launch! Women is delivered with Bridges for Women, with some funding from the Canadian Women’s Foundation. Launch! Aboriginal, though not yet a group program, is a micro-lending program created specifically for Aboriginal people in Greater Victoria who want to start small businesses, create self-employment opportunities, or improve employment skills. Participants will develop a budget and business plan and/or plans for self-employment or employment. When ready, they can present to the Loan Committee and once approved, can borrow from the Aboriginal Loan Fund created by Ralmax Group of Companies.

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fundraisers and donations, in addition to program collaborations. Awareness of Victoria’s community micro lending program is growing, both here and abroad, leading the society to look for ways to grow the concept. “Now there’s people calling from all over the place saying we want to do micro-lending the way you are,” Helps says. “People love hearing the stories about how small loans and a community of support have changed people’s lives. That’s what inspires people.” The potential is significant, Helps predicts: “Small-scale entrepreneurism is the way of the future. There’s something about what we’re doing that people are really excited about being a part of.” For more information, call the Community Micro Lending office at 250-590-4515 or visit online at www.communitymicrolending.ca


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LOCAL WOMEN MAKING A DIFFERENCE

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WOMEN IN BUSINESS • B9

LOCAL WOMEN MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Manners Matter Boost your business skills by minding your dining etiquette “I became tuned into dining etiquette and the importance of how we present ourselves when I worked in the wine industry in Ontario,” he explains. hat do your table manners say about you? Approaching the topic with humour and an accessible That you’re the right person for the job? For the pro- manner, Cockerline began offering presentations while motion? To represent a client? he was still in Ontario, often to university-age professionPicture sitting down to a business meeting with an important cli- als who were set to embark on their careers but may not ent and drinking from their water glass by mistake. Perhaps you’re have had the experience of dining in a business setting. nervous and imbibe a little too much or you receive repeated text Other seminars have been provided to professional assomessages during a lunch interview for a possible promotion. ciations as an opportunity for education and professional All could spell career disaster, yet all are easily avoidable with growth for their membership. a little forethought, suggests Terry Cockerline, a qualified dining The significant interest in his programs speaks to the Terry Cockerline says the proper dining etiquette helps you etiquette trainer. “Dindiscomfort many of us experi- represent yourself well to employers and clients. ing etiquette is of utmost ence when dining outside our importance,” he says. comfort zone. No-nos, for example, including licking your knife or ordering “You want to represent Because while the dining basics – not an extra dessert to take home – both things Cockerline has seen yourself well; I think it’s chewing with your mouth open, for in his travels. Others including dressing too casually for a business important at every opexample – are readily apparent, some meeting and drinking too much alcohol – best to avoid liquor all portunity when you’re elements of dining etiquette are more together (this isn’t Mad Men, after all), or perhaps nurse one drink Not giving your dining partners your full attention trying to make an imsubtle. However, knowing that your for the evening. Consuming too much alcohol pression.” bread plate is always on the left, and Another possibility for those who are uncomfortable dining in While as a rule parents your water glass on the right will help these situations is that their nerves may cause them to “shut down” Discussing inappropriate topics do a pretty good job of you avoid the embarrassment of eating and grow too reserved. “But the problem is that you’ve been inEating from the wrong plate teaching the basics, somesomeone else’s bread or drinking from vited to a dinner because they want to evaluate you,” Cockerline times the finer points can their glass. notes. Answering the cell phone or a text extt get missed or forgotten. “It can probably be best described Nerves, or a too-casual attitude can also lead people to chat“In this day in age, it’s not as people just not paying attention to ter about unsuitable topics, another common mistake. “You really always something people have ave their manners,” Cockerline says. have to have your social filter on,” Cockerline says. the opportunity to learn.” “Somehow they feel they’re at home “The biggest thing is to watch your host and pay attention to By day, Cockerline works in the alumni relations department at having dinner with their family but they’re not.” what they are doing.” the University of Victoria, and as part of the school’s recent 50th For a potential employer, this is an opportunity to see how you And remember, no cell phones. “Pretend you don’t even have anniversary celebrations, he recently offered a sold-out program will present yourself to clients; for a client, it can be a reflection on one,” Cockerline says. “Unless you’re expecting a life-or-death on dining etiquette for business. your professionalism. phone call, there’s no reason to bring it to the table.”

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LOCAL WOMEN MAKING A DIFFERENCE

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Agnes is one of the women working for Level Ground in Tanzania. Her face can be found on the packaging of their Tanzanian coffee.

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n Tanzania coffee beans are typically sorted by women. In the community where Level Ground Trading does business, all were women and virtually all were mothers. But while there was a health clinic nearby, high costs meant these families weren’t accessing it. In looking for possible solutions, Level Ground set up a health plan for each worker, which amounted to $25 per year per household. For the Victoria-based company founded on the principles of direct fair trade, “part of the cost of doing business is ensuring the women who are sorting the beans have access to health care,” explains Stacey Toews, Level Ground cofounder. Based on the success of the initial program, the health care initiative spread further to also encompass the drivers and workers on-site. It’s just one example of the efforts to spread the philosophies of direct fair trade in an increasingly globalized system, where the faces of the workers are less and less visible. And that’s exactly while you’ll see the faces of the people responsible for the products on Level Ground’s packaging, Toews explains. “We’re trying to make it a really human transaction; we’re trying to humanize trade.” Level Ground was founded by four families in 1997 for the purpose of improving the lives of disadvantaged producers through trade. Its first trade relationship was with a cooperative of small-scale coffee farmers in Antioquia, Colombia. For the families in the area, their greatest wish was greater access to education for their children, and that very first year, six students received full scholarships to high school. In fact, all of these original students completed high school with top marks

and went on to attend university and technical colleges on scholarships. Today, Level Ground is working in nine countries, and with an expanding product line sourcing the harvest of 5,000 farmers. “A big part of what we’re doing now is making a name for fair trade beyond coffee,” Toews says. That means that in addition to coffee from Tanzania, you’ll also find dried mango from Colombia and coconut oil from the Philippines. Soon to come is tea from Assam, India, with spices from Sri Lanka. Level Ground’s initiative in Colombia is another example of direct fair trade changing the lives of the people it touches. Because of the country’s on-going internal conflicts, many women have been displaced by violence. Typically rural women whose husbands, and sometimes children, have been kidnapped and forced to work as soldiers under threat of violence to the remaining family, the women have fled to refugee camps outside Bogota, often with children. The women have suffered the terrible results of violence and trauma, and “most of all, they needed a stepping stone to employment,” Toews says. In looking for a business model that would both work and provide employment, Level Ground explored how to adapt Okanagan fruitdrying technology to South America, where the entire crop of mangoes ripens within a six to eight-week window. The result is Fruandes – fruit from the Andes. The program has created 30 full-time jobs, where the women work cutting, drying and processing the fruit. And as further “value-added” for the region, Level Ground has also helped the 130 farmers they’re working with get their organic certification. Coming up, watch for Level Ground’s tea, expected to hit the shelves in the middle of this year.


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That commitment has continued to hen Karen Vogler was lookthis day, with ingredients that are fresh, ing to re-join the workforce local when available, and always of a qualafter staying home to raise ity worthy of the Purdy’s name. “There’s her family, Purdy’s Chocolates was a a great pride, right from the CEO to the sweet idea. clerks working in the stores,” Vogler says. That was 13 years ago, and after While embracing its history, the comjoining Purdy’s as a sales clerk, her pany has also been at the forefront of experience and the opportunities afchocolate innovation, she adds, pointing forded by the B.C. company led to her to newcomers like dark chocolate Sweet current position as store manager of Georgia Browns, a favourite for many Purdy’s Bay Centre location. chocolate and caramel fans. “It’s just a great company,” Vogler Innovations also come in the way says. “It’s a company that treats you Purdy’s conducts business in the regions with respect and gives you opportuniin which it buys its cocoa, like the Ivory ties to succeed.” Coast, where the company has invested in Over its 107-year history, Purdy’s schools, children’s daycamps, vocational has grown from one store on Vantraining and micro loans, often for the couver’s Robson Street to 62 stores in women working in the industry. three provinces. In the local community, Purdy’s While the scope of its delicious is committed to offering fundraising chocolates and other offerings has also support for sports teams, schools and grown over the years, at the root of other organizations. all Purdy’s products is the company’s Guests at this week’s Black Press founding philosophy and cornerstone Purdy’s offers a commitment to staff, customers and community that has resonated for 107 Women in Business gala were treated to recipes. years, notes Karen Vogler, manager of the Bay Centre Purdy’s. a sampling of those flavours in a special After moving to Vancouver with a chocolate tasting hosted by Purdy’s. pocketful of recipes, Richard Purdy beto buy its own farm rather than sacrifice quality would gather and socialize,” Vogler says. Among the new products is the singlegan by crafting his chocolates by hand “It’s always been about passion, tradi- with lesser ingredients. plantation, 72-per-cent dark chocolate from from home, but soon built a reputation that re“A lot of the recipes have stood the test of Peru and Ecuador – another innovation that has quired a storefront and more space, including a tion and the quality of our products,” she notes, recalling how when faced with wartime shortag- time, many since 1907 and created by Mr. Purdy kept the company a local favourite for more than soda fountain and other necessities of the day. a century. “It was quite a hub for the city where people es during the Second World War, Purdy’s elected himself,” she notes.

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Shoe Designer Tomoko Coolican Rock Bay Footwear Designs Inc Who doesn’t love shoes? Tomoko sure does and she has realized alized her dream to design footwear full-time in Victoria for Rock Bay Footwear Designs Inc. She gained several years of industry experience in Japan apan designing casual footwear for a large manufacturer before fore coming to Canada five years ago. Tomoko is passionate about design and has created shoe and boot styles to please diverse tastes. tes. Tomoko is one of very few women who can bring a style idea from concept to prototype, making patterns and building uilding commercial samples for business clients and in-house lines. nes. You can visit Tomoko during the week at Rock Bay Footwear otwear from 9am to 5pm. Or make an appointment on the weekend end to share your design thoughts, and maybe see your favourite style idea become a wearable reality.

Rebecca Tesky, Village Butcher ebecca Teskey is thrilled to be able to feed her passion for farm-to-plate food as a butcher and business owner at Village Butcher.

Originally from Winnipeg and a chef by trade, Rebecca first came west during a road trip to Salt Spring Island where a restaurant job led to an apprenticeship in California. There she embraced the farm-to-table approach, including making salami from scratch and an interest in butchering. Rebecca has been a butcher for the past five years, and a partner at Village Butcher for 2 ½ years with Mike Windle. “Customer service is essential and we believe that talking to clients is the best way to match the right product to customer needs, since different recipes require different cuts of meat.” Rebecca says, also recognizing the efforts of their wonderful staff, including many who also come from a cooking background. Village Butcher, a whole animal retail butcher, works directly with local farms, linking area farmers with home cooks. Customers appreciate knowing the provenance of their meat and the superior quality and flavor that goes along with it.

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all of the conversations required to come to the right strategy for a business… it’s a lot of work, but it is so gratifying.” Throughout her career Kasnik has worked with local, multi-location businesses to not only help with their banking, but also to ensure they have everything in place to support their networks of employees, customers and members. She partners with her colleagues – specialists in the areas of investments, retirement planning and commercial insurance – to provide a “full picture” line of services to her members. Working together also means looking outside of Island Savings’ walls and connecting with other financial institutions to share best practices. “I recently met with a group of women who specialize in cash management, as I do, from three other credit unions,” Kasnik added. “Although we are all advising members in the same market areas, it’s important to educate myself and learn from my peers; in turn, I share my professional perspectives with them. “That’s how referrals happen and strong business relationships are formed; there’s no point in being an expert if you can’t share your knowledge!”

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Alison Ross Owner, Auctioneer, Appraiser Since 1949, Kilshaw’s Auctioneers has been offering Victorians a diverse variety of arts, antiques, collectibles and fine home furnishings, as well as appraisal, estate and downsizing services. After earning her Master’s degree in History in Art in 1994, Alison started her auction career with Kilshaw’s in 1997. She purchased Kilshaw’s in 2006. Kilshaw’s auctions a selection of

quality lots every Thursday at 6:00pm. Specialty auctions are held once a month and include Antiques, Fine Art, Mid-Century Modern, Toys & Collectibles. Items are on view prior to the auction at 1115 Fort. St. Meet Alison in person at her Fort street location, or you can watch her with her fellow Pawn Masters on “Pawnathon Canada” on the History channel.

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Financial Preparedness is Essential for Women Among the 2,115 Canadians who participated in the 2011 Desjardins Financial Security Health Survey, 67 per cent said that an illness would make them financially vulnerable. Another 77 percent who live with children were afraid that they would use up their savings during recovery, leaving no money for their children’s education. The survey also pointed out that women fear the potentially devastating effects of cancer more than any other serious illness.

Rohini, what should women do to get started? One thing I have learned over the years, speaking to both advisors and clients, is the importance of putting a client’s needs into a real-life context. This is especially true when working with female clients. Women need to be proactive and think about what they would need financially to protect their families should they ever become seriously ill. Being financially prepared will allow her to concentrate her energy on recovering and still maintain her place at the heart of the family.

She looks forward every day to greeting her regular customers, and building relationships with customers new to Pepper’s and the local community. “It lifts my spirits when I arrive at the store and see my regular customers, and get the chance to meet new ones,” Sheri says. Working in such a friendly environment naturally creates a welcoming place to work. “The staff are very supportive of each other and a pleasure to work with,” Sheri says.

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What should be incorporated into the financial plan? Every working mother with dependants should have a financial safety plan that includes 2 distinct layers: 1. Disability insurance: It’s a valuable, must-have protection that pays a regular benefit based on the person’s monthly salary, which can be used to cover every-day financial commitments. 2. Critical illness insurance: It’s often the missing piece of the puzzle, but luckily it’s a product that’s growing in popularity. In fact, sales of critical illness insurance in Canada have doubled in the last ten years. It provides a substantial lump-sum payment tax-free, which can be used for anything. For example, even the minimum benefit of $25,000 would allow someone to make a year’s worth of mortgage payments or travel outside the country to seek the best medical care available. Imagine what $100,000 or $250,000 would allow them to do?

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four other family members are all prominent realtors in Victoria. A long-time resident of Victoria, Erin has been following local housing market trends for more than a decade. Her indepth knowledge of neighbourhoods and modern homes helps both buyers and sellers get the most out of their home purchase or sale. The clients Erin works with have diverse budgets and architectural preferences, however they often have an appreciation for art, design, and modern living. While Erin specializes in modern homes and condos, she’s happy to assist with any of your buying or selling needs.

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hether you’re in the market for a few key pieces to keep your wardrobe up to date or see this spring as the ideal time for a closet overhaul, shopping for the right pieces can seem overwhelming. What are the season’s top colours and fabrics? What should you scrimp on and what’s worth the splurge? Which accessories will help you move from a work day to a day at the beach? For all this an more, we checked in with Bonnie Pollard, Fashion Stylist with the Mayfair Shopping Centre. When it comes to fabrics, lace is most popular trend this spring – look for a key piece like a lace top or blouse, Pollard suggests. Accent details include sheer panels in blouses or Colourful shoes and accessories from Town Shoes.

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LOCAL WOMEN MAKING A DIFFERENCE a “short suit” – a classic blazer with co-ordinating tailored, Accessorize! Must-have pieces Bermuda-length shorts, worn • Statement sunglasses in colours and with low heels or ballet flats. bold shapes Lace Peplum Top Spring is all about colour • Contrasting colour jewellery, purse, and this season the big colour Striped Blazer belt and shoes is emerald green, which looks • Flats and low heels, such as sexy ‘90s bright and fresh paired with Coloured Denim pointy heels, cylindrical heels and crisp white. Tone down the ankle straps A stand-out pair of shoes green a little by pairing it with • Scarves with a patchwork (colour or patchwork a neutral navy blue, Pollard mixture of patterns animal print) suggests. For those who prefer a more subdued palette, look for pastels such as lilac, nectarine, turquoise While spring brings to mind all that’s fresh and new, creand lemon, and “water colours – pattern blends of greens, ating a whole new wardrobe each season is simply not posblues, and white.” Navy blue and white are the key neutrals sible. Building on a strong foundation with a few key pieces, to mix with all this season’s colours. however, can keep you looking in season and in fashion. Like it bright? Colour it sunny with pops of neon. “Seasonal change gives us renewed energy and element At the same time, those who appreciate the tried-andof fun – without breaking the bank,” Pollard explains. true black-and-white will find a lot to like as well. “We’re “Base wardrobes should always be good quality pieces, fit seeing a high-contrast look – worn head to toe – in pattens well and in neutral colours,” she suggests. and/or solid combos, complete with all the accessories,” “Trendy seasonal items can then be less expensive adds Pollard says. – the goal is to boost the look one season at a time, wear it Patterns and prints are everywhere this spring, includtons and wear it out by end of season!” ing bold stripes, florals, polka dots, paisley and patchwork This season Pollard suggests finding one new piece in animal prints. two colours, stripes, paisley, polka dots or floral, plus two In fact, these patterns are an essential component of the or three top, a scarf, necklaces and ballet flats. Add an inexseason’s key looks. pensive blazer (in a colour or stripes) and a thin, coloured “Big, bold stripes, horizontal, vertical or both are being belt to easily combine with neutral wardrobe basics, for a worn head to toe or paired with solids,” Pollard says. trendy boost. Mixing prints is also big, wearing pattern on pattern. “If one of the seasonal colours or “The key thing to remember is to keep those prints in simipatterns really says ‘WOW lar colour combo, such as shades of blue.” this is me,’ then it’s worth Key pieces include floral denim pants and striped blazinvesting in medium to ers. “The really brave will be wearing multiple patterns all better quality since you’ll at same time, while the rest of us will add one pattern at a be wearing it a lot and time, to boost our neutrals,” Pollard says. want it to hold up “I’m excited to see very bold pattern combinations this well,” Pollard says. season. We’re all going to need some pep talks to be brave “And I always try but it will be fun!” to add one standout pair of shoes each

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Spring forward from work to play When it comes to incorporating spring fashions into your work attire, “the most common error is summer attire looking too casual and therefore not professional or office-appropriate,” says Mayfair Fashion Stylist Bonnie Pollard. As a rule of thumb, combine one dressier piece with one piece or more of casual wear, and always work with layers, such as camisole tank tops, cardigans and blazers. As the weather turns warmer, don’t forget to pay extra attention to grooming. Pieces in particular that can transition from work to play include Bermuda shorts that can be worn with blazers to create “short suits,” or with T-shirts and cardigans for a more causal look after work. And try coloured denims in a relaxed skinny style where a rolled cuff teams well with ballet flats.

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After the dark, dreary days of winter, spring is the perfect time to freshen up, and this year’s make-up trends reflect that. “This season’s trend is a romantic revival inspired by nature,” says Roxana Da Costa, VicePresident of Operations/Senior Educational Administrator for the Aveda Institute Victoria. This season’s colours range from vibrant to nudes with a great selection of product offerings to satisfy the discriminating tastes of both the

“chic and hip” and the sophisticated professional woman. In a reflection of what we’re seeing on the fashion front, “on one side we are seeing glowing skin with extreme highlighter and neutral lips (but) we can also enjoy the popping colours of green and blue with emphasized blush and red hues on lips.” Just as spring fashion offers the opportunity to “lighten up” for the office – bearing in mind professional requirements – spring and summer make-up can do the same. At the same time, “stay flexible to the idea of making some adjustments to transform your look to suit a special occasion,” Da Costa advises. The easiest transformation from a subtle style to a more vivid or “dramatic” look is by focusing on the lips. Bare eyes with just mascara and well-groomed eyebrows and a glowing complexion can be transformed with a vivid or darker colour for the lips (consider using a lip liner for more definition) and emphasized blush. “‘Fresh-faced’ is one of the trends of this season and this look, with a cared-for hair style, appropriate profession-


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recipient. “Being a funeral director means so much to me; it is s a privilege to be entrusted with the care of families’ loved ones.” She and her two-year-old daughter Madeline came to Victoria to be near family and are excited to be part of the community. “Stop me on the street. Ask me any question. Drop in for tea. I would love to get to know you.” Julie founded the annual Pet Blessing Ceremony and initiated a “Walk and Talk” allowing people to chat with experts in different fields as they get some exercise. After a month in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, she also offers seminars for emergency services personnel.

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LOCAL WOMEN MAKING A DIFFERENCE

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hayla Zeitz is a Grade 11 student at Esquimalt High School, who has grown up in the Victoria area with her parents and brother. An avid baseball and fastball player and member of Team BC 16U team, Shayla was recently named BC Baseball’s Female Athlete of the Year. “My passion for leadership and athletics has taken me on many adventures with great people, and I am excited to know that there are many more to come,” she says.

BP: Most cherished piece of advice? SZ: “Everything in moderation.” A treat is not a treat if you have it every day. BP: What has been your most unforgettable experience? SZ: Two summers ago I went on a nine-day canoe/hike trip with a Leadership Development program through the YMCA. Spending nine days in the wilderness with this group of extraordinary people was physically, emotionally and mentally taxing. However it was also one of the most rewarding things I have ever done. At the top of our hike was an alpine meadow. I was standing in snow, on the top of a huge mountain, in August, with sunglasses and a smile on my face…it was exhilarating and unforgettable. Our Island is stunning.

Black Press: How do you find balance in your life? Shayla Zeitz: I find my balance through physical activity. Whether it’s a run near my home or a practice for a team I find that time essential in keeping a clear mind. I think it’s important for everyone to have something worked into their routine that helps them find that personal balance. It is far more difficult to find balance in our busy days when we are not balanced ourselves.

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LOCAL WOMEN MAKING A DIFFERENCE

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orn and raised in Victoria, Heather Crow is a fifthgeneration Victorian. She spent her youth participating in activities ranging from dance and gymnastics to track and field and soccer. Her teens were spent playing competitive soccer as a member of the Victoria Metro Team and the BC Provincial Team. Today a Chartered Accountant in the audit practice at KPMG in Victoria, Heather has a passion for community and a spirit for volunteerism. Current community involvement includes the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada Victoria Light the Night Walk, where she has served on the executive committee since 2011, and the Prodigy Group (secretary since 2011). When she isn’t working or volunteering, you can find Heather travelling, participating in athletic events, training for the Ride to Conquer Cancer, spending time outdoors, and enjoying time with family and friends.

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Black Press: If you weren’t in your current career what would you be doing? Heather Crow: I would be working for a non-profit organization, planning and participating in cancer fundraising events and trying to inspire others to raise awareness and find a cure. My passion for this and Light the Night comes from losing two uncles and grandfather to blood and brain cancers, and most recently in December my dad to ocular melanoma that had metastasized.

BP: How do you find balance in your life? HC: This is always a work in progress for me, something I don’t think I’ll ever be able to perfect. I attempt to find calm in the chaos by trying to remember who and what is most important and then I prioritize from there. Sometimes it means blending a few priorities together into one event to be able to make time for it all. I think the key is to take care of my health and well-being first, and then I’m able to give more to the others. BP: The one thing you’d never be without? HC: My family – they are what is most important to me. The love, support and relationship we have is inspiring to me. I’m very thankful for the memories we have made. BP: Your proudest achievement? HC: My most proud moments are when my family is equally proud. The one that is most special to me is when I earned my CA designation. My dad, Al, who was a Chartered Accountant, was able to introduce me to the audience, welcome me to the organization and walk across the stage with me. We were both beaming as my mom and sister watched! BP: For what traits would you like to be remembered? HC: Passionate, loyal, driven, supportive, loving and humorous. These are traits I admire in others. I hope people see these traits in me right now!

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nown as “Debaser� when she skates with her Eves of Destruction roller derby team, the Margherita Villains, Deborah Albrecht once received a sage piece of advice from her 95-yearold friend and client, Ruth: “Sometimes a gal needs to kick up her heels!� The owner of her own cleaning company by day, Deborah has taken those words of wisdom to heart, enjoying the fun, challenge and camaraderie of women’s roller derby. A fellow “Eve� on the opposition Belles of the Brawl team, Michelle “Haul Ass Hannah� Dalzell is passionate about her work as an occupational therapist in mental health. Inspired by her clients, colleagues and the many community nonprofits, “one of my goals in the work I do is finding ways to remove barriers so that more clients have the opportunity to participate in activities that are important to their well-being,� she says. “Roller derby, for example, is an activity that a woman of almost any age or fitness level can participate in. With a welcoming and supportive atmosphere, the sport has become a worldwide sisterhood – no joke. If I landed in London tomorrow and contacted a local derby team, it’s very likely I’d be offered a place to sleep, skate, and eat, simply because I’m a part of Derby.�

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Black Press: What have you learned as you mature that you would like to have been able to share with a “younger you?� Deborah: Listen to your instincts and resist second-guessing yourself. Michelle: 1. Trust your gut and intuition. 2. Don’t go to university for the sake of it. Mom, dad and Maclean’s magazine – your kids won’t be jobless wanderers if they don’t go straight to university 3. Don’t believe everything you read.

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Deborah Albrecht & Michelle Dalzell

Roller derby enthusiasts Deborah Albrecht and Michelle Dalzell. BP: What would you like to do better? DA: Honour the many talented and dedicated women who have nurtured our local roller derby league, The Eves of Destruction, as well as aspire to be a better player for my fantastic team, The Margherita Villians. MD: Sing and play a better version of Neil Young’s Old Man. I have a long, long way to go. BP: The one thing you’d never be without? DA: Fishnet stockings! Gotta love ‘em... MD: Tough one. I think I’d have to say my toothbrush. BP: For what traits would you like to be remembered? DA: My sense of humour; I’ve learned to laugh through so many difficult situations – it’s my primary coping device.

BP: If you weren’t in your current career, what would you be doing? MD: My 16-year-old self wanted to be a race car driver or a helicopter pilot; Air Wolf may or may not have been an inspiration. BP: How do you find balance? MD: Keeping things fresh – I’m always on the lookout for a new challenge or adventure. BP: Most cherished piece of advice received from a woman in your life? MD: Know your worth. BP: Your guilty pleasure? MD: Sweets, cake, chocolate, salted caramel and other delights. Quality always overrides quantity.

BP: Your proudest achievement? MD: It’s difficult to name one thing in particular, but I’m proud to say that I frequently step outside of my comfort zone. I find tolerating a little bit of risk and trying new things to be one of the most rewarding and enriching ways to live. BP: Most unforgettable experience? MD: Sky diving – stepping backwards off the edge of a plane and letting go of everything that you know to be safe, for just a second (which felt like an eternity). Learn more about the Eves of Destruction at www.evesofdestructionrollerderby.com

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LOCAL WOMEN MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Women 40s Milestone

Victoria’s women through the decades

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amantha Bolen is well-known to many Victorians and book-lovers as the owner and president of Bolen Books. She is the second-generation in this family business and is currently seeing the book store through a large renovation/rejuvenation along with Hillside Centre. When not at work she enjoys spending time with her husband and family, including two grown children.

BP: The one thing you’d like to do better? SB: Speak another language. I have such a hard time when we travel and the minute I am home any little phrase I had picked up leaves me immediately.

Black Press: If you weren’t in your current career, what would you be doing? Samantha Bolen: If I wasn’t working I would volunteer with charities I believe in and that I can see are making a difference both locally and worldwide. If I was to choose another job then I like to think I would have gone into law. I believe one can leave a legacy in a meaningful way within the legal system.

BP: What does relaxation look like to you? SB: At home it’s bed and books, books, books, books. My husband finds them stashed around the bed frame all the time. But relaxation for holidays means something else to me. My husband and I are both from the Prairies and the flatness of the land and the big sky and open spaces are so relaxing to me I can just feel the stress leave me when we get there.

BP: What have you learned as you mature that you would like to have been able to share with a “younger you?” SB: Think before you speak. Take time to digest all the information before you act, and that being a good listener is far more important than getting the last word in.

BP: Most unforgettable experience? SB: I went to the Galapagos Islands and spent time with species I will never see again. I swam with seals and penguins and the most amazing fish I had ever seen. I saw giant tortoises roaming in fields. I saw blue-footed boobies and hammerhead sharks. I climbed a volcano and walked through dark underground caves with a miner’s helmet on. It was the most amazing trip ever.

BP: What do people look to you for guidance about? SB: I live a pretty balanced life for the most part. Many people today can’t say that about their lives and

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Women 50s Milestone

Victoria’s women through the decades

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hile many Victorians know Molly Raher Newman through her “alter ego,” Emily Carr, who she regularly portrays tra at various special events, Molly has been in the local performing industry for more than 30 years. ye She plays 20 instruments and her many ensembles have ranged from Ragtime to Dixieland, se Red R Hot Mama to Swingband Singer, Medieval and Renaissance to Celtic, Early Country to a Bluegrass. Her current bands, RigAJig and the B Musician, artist and actress Molly Raher Newman. Mighty Little Uke Band, continue to contribute M BP: The one thing you would never be without? to t Victoria’s musical culture through dance and song. MRN: An instrument! Molly is also well-known for her portrayal of Canada’s most famous artist and author. For the last 14 years, MolBP: If you weren’t in your current career, what would ly has been performing at Emily Carr House in Victoria, you be doing? around the province, and in other parts of Canada. MRN: I’d become an archeologist. A painter and author herself, as well as a band leader House rtesy Emily Carr Inset photos cou and an a gardener, she lives with her husband, Rod, in a home BP: What is the most cherished advice you’ve received filled with paintings, in a house that looks like a leprechaun’s cottage! from a woman in your life? MRN: From Emily Carr: Never cease investing in Black Press: What have you learned as you mature that you would have liked to share with a yourself. “younger you?” Molly Raher Newman: “A little more Laughter, a little less Worry, a little more Kindness, a BP: For what traits would you like to be rememlittle less Hurry.” bered? MRN: Kindness, persistence, patience, creativity BP: What is your guilty pleasure? and musicality. SPONSORED NSORED BY MRN: JW Macy’s CheeseCrisps

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Women 60s Milestone

Victoria’s women through the decades

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ileasa Wong has been known by numerous students as both teacher and principal of the Victoria Chinese School. A teacher in her native Hong Kong before emigrating to Victoria with her husband, Maurice, in 1970, Kileasa has taught at the school since 1988, and became principal in 1997. Outside of her work, Kileasa is known throughout Greater Victoria for her coordination of Chinatown’s annual Chinese New Year celebrations. Passionate about preserving her culture, she enjoys spending time with her family and teaching Chinese brush painting. Black Press: What is your proudest achievement? Kileasa Wong: I came to Canada with nothing and now I have four sons and five grandchildren, and a job I love. I love to teach – it’s a way of keeping the traditions alive. BP: What is your most cherished piece of advice from your own mother? KW: When I got married my mother told me have to learn how to cook, and I think I have done pretty well. While I worked, my husband

Kileasa Wong, principal, Victoria Chinese School.

also operated a store for 40 years, so I still wanted to do the cooking. Today my grandchildren come over and all ask for “Ma Ma’s chicken.” BP: What do people look to you for guidance about? KW: In addition to teaching at the school, I teach Chinese brush painting and I have a dance group. People really like it when we perform and the students enjoy sharing our culture. For many years I have also taken children from the school to China for a summer program. Their parents tell me the students come back with greater understanding of and respect for their culture. BP: How do you find balance in your life? KW: Understanding is most important. I have a great husband – he supports me! BP: What is your guilty pleasure? KW: When I want to treat myself I get into the chocolate box!

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LOCAL WOMEN MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Women 70s+ Milestone

Victoria’s women through the decades

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his spring, Hilda Duddridge will join with Canadian War Brides and their families from across the country for a special reunion at the Victoria Empress Hotel April 12 to 14. Hilda was one of the estimated 48,000 young women who met and married Canadian servicemen during the Second World War. These war brides were mostly from Britain, but many also came from other areas of Europe. Hilda grew up in Swansea, Wales, and met her future husband, Lewis, when he was in the UK as a pilot with the RCAF. “We were each trying to catch a train and he came and carried my bag for me,” she recalls with a smile. The two were married in 1945 and after the war returned to Hanley, Saskatchewan, where they farmed and raised their family until retiring to the West Shore. Black Press: The one thing you’d like to do better? Hilda Duddridge: Be a better artist. BP: The one thing you’d never be without? HD: My hands.

BP: Your proudest achievement? HD: My family. Our daughter was four-months-old when we came to Canada. We also raised three sons on the farm in Saskatchewan.

BP: Your most unforgettable experience? HD: Arriving in Halifax in 1946 on the Queen Mary – the ship was full of nothing but war brides and when we pulled into Halifax harbour, all these little boats came out to meet us waving flags. It was quite something! From Nova Scotia, the women who were heading beyond Halifax boarded a train that dropped women off across the country. Lewis met me in Saskatoon but it was dark when we arrived. The next morning I looked out and it seemed like you could see forever. Note: The Canadian War Brides & Families reunion includes the society’s AGM, several optional bus tours, including the Butchart Gardens, and a banquet dinner and dance. Guests will enjoy music from a five-piece group from the Naden Band that will include favourite wartime songs. Sunday includes a church service followed by a buffet brunch. Registration costs vary depending on whether participants are a Canadian War Bride or association member, or a non-member; various packages are available. For more information, contact Janet Leahy at 1-250-3544006 or email canadianwarbrides@netidea.com SPONSORED BY

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5 Power Women for 5 Minutes Jo-Ann Roberts, CBC Radio One and host of All Points West Originally from the Maritimes, Jo-Ann’s All Points West is a provincial afternoon show serving British Columbia, excluding the Lower Mainland. The award-winning journalist was the first CBC journalist to win the Asia Pacific Scholarship to work in Tokyo, and has been a national finalist for several Canadian Association of Journalism Awards. Married with four children, her career has included anchoring several election specials for CBC Radio and TV and hosting programs for CBC Radio in Moncton, Charlottetown, Halifax and Winnipeg. Shellie Gudgeon, Victoria city councillor and co-owner of Il Terrazzo Ristorante and Fifth Street Bar & Grill Shellie was born and raised in Victoria and currently lives with her husband and family in a designated heritage house that was rescued from the brink of demolition and then restored, room by room, to its original state. Currently, Shellie helps oversee the operations of Il Terrazzo Ristorante, which she owns with her husband. Her civic career began with the Vic West Community Association and the Quadra Revitalization project. Gayle Robinson, president of Robinson’s Outdoor Store and the local Shop Local organization Gayle Robinson is the third-generation owner of Robinson’s Outdoor Store, established by her grandfather in 1929, and the current president and a founder of ShopLocalVictoria. The nonprofit society is dedicated to educating the public on the importance of shopping locally, creating growth in the local economy and preserving the culture and character of Victoria. Robinson, who has two grown daughters, is an avid adventure traveller who has trekked the Inca Trail in Peru, the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal, cycled in Italy and trekked in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.

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