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Belmont secondary students Ariel Gordy, far left, Gabrielle Semail and Alicia Gordy will help determine which charity to give $2,500 to through the Vital Youth Program sponsored by Victoria Foundation.

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Handing over cash is never easy, but when it’s not yours and going to charity, it’s fun. Seven Belmont secondary students are taking a lesson in philanthropy using funds provided by Victoria Foundation.

“We work with students in high school and provide grant money for the organizations. This is very much a grass roots project,” said Marg Rose, director of community initiates and grants with Victoria Foundation. “It’s always interesting to see who the students give the money to.” The foundation gave the Belmont students $2,500 to donate to a worthy charity and now the

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Some residents, and politicians, fear amalgamation could erode local communities, lead to higher costs

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attie Whitehouse sits among a handful of empty seats in the Little Red Schoolhouse. This is political engagement at its finest. The cramped former one-room school in Highlands, now used to host bi-weekly municipal council meetings, has poor acoustics, so Whitehouse usually takes a frontrow seat to better hear discussion among mayor and council. “I also watch everybody’s expression from there, which is part of the entertainment,” she says.

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“I think that the majority of the decisions that would be made and discussed (by an amalgamated council) would not have a lot of relevance to me. I would be fearful that the character of the Highlands would be run roughshod over, and we would lose what we have here,” she says. “We don’t run into the kinds of problems that the big centres do.” Despite having urban, suburban and rural parts to his municipality, Saanich Mayor Frank Leonard agrees. As an outspoken proponent of integration rather than amalgamation, he says his municipality has more in common with Mainland communities like Delta and Abbotsford – part urban, part rural, part farmland – than nextdoor neighbour Victoria. “We’re a large municipality with so much diversity. The things that we have in common with our neighbours are only in pockets,” he says. “We have issues on our agenda and in my office that my neighbours don’t have.” Both Whitehouse and Leonard believe amalgamation would also have a negative impact on the sense of community. It’s a sentiment shared by four communities in Queensland, Australia, whose residents last month voted to de-amalgamate from a regional government. An article from The Courier-Mail said residents felt “their identity was stolen from them” upon forced amalgamation in 2008. “This is about protecting our special place. It’s also about the way we engage. People here are very community minded and like to be listened to,” Sunshine Coast Coun. Russell Green told The Courier-Mail. John Vickers, spokesperson for Amalgamation Yes, a grassroots Victoria-based organization that aims to raise awareness of amalgamation in the CRD, acknowledges that another downside is residents could wind up paying more to get the same level of service that they’re used to. “Some areas you’re going to maybe spend more, some areas you’re going to spend less. I think we’ve got to just remind ourselves that we’re all part of one greater community,” he says. “We

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Drugs, weapons found at Highlands grow-op

West Shore RCMP seized drugs and firearms during during a search of a Millstream Road property April 5. Executing a search warrant at a licensed marijuana grow-op, West Shore RCMP discovered a shotgun, rifle, ammunition and six grams of magic mushrooms. Police searched the home because of speculation the operation had more marijuana plants than its licensing allowed. RCMP said that was the case, but would not release the number of plants in the Highlands home. A 25-year-old man at the house was released on a promise to appear in court June 13. “He won’t face charges on the extra plants, but he will

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Already congested commuter traffic hits a snag Monday evening as Victoria Police investigate a crash on Douglas and Finlayson streets. Police said the motorcyclist has serious but non life threatening injuries. face charges on the rifle, shotgun, ammunition and magic mushrooms,” said acting Sgt. Kathy Rochlitz. “Six grams is not a lot but it’s a controlling drug.”

Police seek legal owner of local stolen bike

The Regional Crime Unit wants to identify the owner of a stolen bicycle they recovered.

The bike was stolen in Langford or Colwood on March 13, but to date apparently not been reported to the West Shore RCMP. The bike is described as a silver coloured Schwinn “Hydra” 24-speed touring bike. Anyone with information is asked to contact Staff Sergeant Gary Schenk at 250405-7113. editor@goldstreamgazette.com

Students learn philanthropy Continued from Page A1

For Grade 11 students Alicia and Ariel Gordy and Gabrielle Semail this is a lot of money to give away. They have never had that much money to spend before. In a similar granting program two years ago the three students tried to provide grant money for The Help Fill a Dream foundation. Their pitch was rejected by their classmates and this year the three figured they’d do their best to get the money to go to the foundation. “Help Fill a Dream doesn’t just grant dreams, they have a family assistance program and it has a quality of life initiative. If someone is in a wheelchair they will build ramps and help convert their

home,” explained Semail. After interviewing people from Help Fill a Dream several of the students offered to volunteer at community events, said Ariel. “It wouldn’t surprise me in a few years to see some of these students working for Help Fill a Dream,” said Harris. Other charities being considered are The Umbrella Foundation, Foundation House and SPCA Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre. The teens must present the four charities to the entire leadership class and come to a consensus. Once they’ve made their final decision it is sent to Victoria Foundation where it gets the final OK. charla@goldstreamgazette.com

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Homeless spotlighted in time for election Daniel Palmer News staff

Greater Victoria residents want action on homelessness and the government needs to deliver. That’s the message the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness wants provincial politicians to hear as they move into campaign mode. “The community awareness is there,” said Andrew Wynn-Williams, coalition executive director. On Wednesday, Wynn-Williams released the results of a survey that shows 84 per cent of Capital Region residents believe affordable housing is the responsibility of the government. More promisingly, nearly 60 per cent of people believe homelessness can be ended. The survey, completed by R.A. Malatest and Associates, was conducted before the coalition rolled out its “Unacceptable” homelessness campaign in February. “We need to take the results back to whoever gets elected and say you have both the mandate and responsibility to act,” Wynn-Williams said. More than 1,600 people used a Greater Victoria shelter in 2011, according to the coalition’s most recent numbers. While B.C. Housing has been making gains to increase housing options, the Capital Region is losing out on

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A homeless person takes shelter and gets some sleep in a doorway on Fort Street. federal funding compared to other Canadian cities, Wynn-Williams said. “The federal government has just announced they’re extending the homelessness partnership strategy, but Victoria will only get about $1.8 million over the next three years.” The cash works out to about $4.50 per person, while Vancouver’s funding equals about $9 per person, he said. Victoria isn’t getting its fair share of funding because of an “arcane” formula that distributes cash based on city size, not region size, said Murray Rankin, Victoria MP. “We have 78,000 Victorians, and that’s how the money is allocated,”

he said. “We don’t get our fair share.” Wynn-Williams said he’d like to see the federal government

distribute funding based on census metropolitan areas, which accounts for the population of the Capital Region.

The survey also asked residents what the primary causes of homelessness are. Most said mental health issues and alcohol and addiction abuse. “Those are risk factors, but the cause of homelessness is the environment we put those people into,” Wynn-Williams said. High rent combined with low vacancy rates means people on income assistance are still at risk for homelessness, despite receiving some support, he added. For full results of the survey, visit victoriahomelessness.ca. dpalmer@vicnews.com

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Friday, April 12, 2013 - GOLDSTREAM

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Penny Sakamoto Group Publisher Kevin Laird Editorial Director Christine van Reeuwyk Interim Editor Oliver Sommer Advertising Director

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Housing issue election fodder People working with Greater Victoria’s street population have said for years that having a roof over a person’s head is the first and best hand up toward a healthier life. That message is clearly getting through, as the results of a Coalition to End Homelessness survey of area residents show. A vast majority of respondents agreed that more affordable housing would reduce homelessness, but also agreed that government is in the best position to ensure access to such housing. Experience has shown that housing people can save money in the long run, as opposed to covering the health and policing costs associated with a larger street population. And Greater Victoria is chipping away at its homelessness problem by creating housing affordable at every level. That said, the Coalition’s decision to release their survey results on the eve of the 2013 provincial election campaign was a good way to place the ongoing problem onto the front burner for candidates. With few specific local issues having yet emerged, other than the general dissatisfaction of some with government, hearing MLA hopefuls of all political stripes talk about how they might fight homelessness could help make the campaign a little more interesting. The issue of homelessness is by no means specific to Greater Victoria, but there is a definite history to how the Liberal government has approached the problem. In the early 2000s the province did little to provide incentives or funding to help belowmarket rate housing projects get built in our region, claiming the financial responsibility lay with federal or local governments. Local jurisdictions and private developers became tired of waiting for funding from upper levels of government, rolled up their sleeves and found ways to get people off the streets and housed. The province, through B.C. Housing, has gradually loosened the purse strings and provided funding to ease the burden on local governments and developers. We look forward to more of that kind of co-operation happening, regardless of who forms the next B.C. government. What do you think? Give us your comments by email: editor@goldstreamgazette.com or fax 250-478-6545. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Goldstream News Gazette is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

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Endorsements may not matter This requires me to work with ’Tis the season for politicians whoever is elected federally and endorsing other politicians. provincially. A provincial election is upon I just couldn’t see how us and as is the case in an MLA or MP would be federal elections, it is a too helpful to me or to time when I get asked to Saanich if I’d been out in endorse candidates. the campaign trying to I’ve been asked to defeat them. endorse candidates It’s not that I still don’t seeking nominations have favourites – it is just and I’ve been asked that I keep this private to endorse nominated and not part of my public candidates in ridings life. within Saanich and even So, despite the in ridings that are outside Frank Leonard many requests for of Saanich’s boundaries. Guest column endorsements, some I don’t endorse anyone of them from friends, I running for provincial or decline them all and explain these federal office. reasons. The first reason is that I believe Yet it seems I’m “old school” remaining independent is how I can as other mayors make political serve Saanich best; and the second endorsements and some get quite reason is that I don’t think they involved. matter anyway. In a recent federal election, When I became mayor of Saanich then MP Gary Lunn recruited I dropped my membership in endorsements from mayors on the political parties and withdrew from Saanich Peninsula. This led to some active involvement in party events. controversy and I was glad to not This was not the case when I was be a part of it. a councillor – I was indeed active in Ironically, one MP and two MLAs party politics. chose to endorse my opponent However, I decided that my role in the last election for mayor. as mayor is different, I speak on Although some of their supporters behalf of council and all the people expressed regret to me that they of Saanich.

would have preferred their MP and MLA had stayed out of civic politics, I presume they’ll do it again. Nonetheless, I’m sticking to my instincts and I will not be endorsing any candidates in this provincial election. What I find interesting is that I don’t think these endorsements matter. I think voters make up their own minds and wouldn’t change their vote because a mayor endorsed a particular candidate. Certainly I would never change my vote because I saw one politician endorse another one. It reminds me of all the “elites” who endorsed the Charlottetown Accord, but the voters ignored them and defeated it. So what do you think? Do you think your mayor should be active in the provincial or federal election? Do you think your MP or MLA should be involved in civic elections? Do you think endorsements even matter? Let me know by responding on the Victoria News website or on Twitter @frank_leonard and use the hashtag #mayorsview so we can all take part in the discussion. Frank Leonard is the mayor of Saanich.

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Work begins on Craigflower Bridge closing it to motor vehicles but open to pedestrian and bikers. Work to replace it is scheduled to take about eight months. Sharon Tiffin/News staff

LETTERS Making the case for the other energy, hydrogen Re: Many benefits to Kitimat proposal (Column, April 5) I understand David Black’s zeal in making this project happen. He must be pleased to have a proponent like Jim Shepard, the old oil man, to grease the wheels toward public support and opinion. But really, where is the editorial on the other option, no oil or gas export at all? Canada has been on the leading edge on new-world technologies and space-age developments and had scientists who went

off into other parts of this planet to make good. Why must Canada now become a resource leader in providing that crude black stuff or its cracked-up derivative,  contributing internationally as one of the absolute sources of that other gas that is causing global warming? Hasn’t anyone contributed an honest effort in promoting the other energy solution, hydrogen? In the name of national interest, have our politicians and lobbyists just

any vehicle. A pump and pressure storage tank can be installed, similar to a propane tank, and then a carburetor for the hydrogen, similar to fuel injection. People can keep whatever car they have and burn hydrogen instead. The technology exists and it must scare the hell out of those old oil boys. Do you think they might try to suppress this info; debunk it and kill it like the electric car? Colin MacLock Esquimalt

buried the info when they get it? No enterprising journalist has to look far to find it. Just ask soldiers returning from a tour of duty in the hot eastern deserts. They’ll tell you about the Hummer vehicles being recalled, then returning with hydrogen carburetors installed. Hydrogen burns clean and cool, doesn’t overheat engines and only produces water for exhaust. From what research says, hydrogen can be separated from water with the existing charging system in

Capital Region amalgamation continues to be a hot topic What you’re saying at VICNEWS.COM Laurie McGuire: I don’t see any drawbacks, quite the opposite. We would have less bureaucracy to pay for (which also translates to a smaller group of politicians which would also mean more accountability), a broader tax base (means less property tax to pay). There would be no loss of quality of life, less favouritism on urban or rural areas, Eric Eder: The biggest drawback would

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be more unemployed bureaucrats … Wait, that’s not such a bad thing! Rick Aylward: Thirteen mayor-councils and something like 90 to 100 municipal politicians for less than 370,000 people is bureaucracy gone utterly insane. Completely unwarranted and unnecessary. The situation can’t be addressed soon enough.

are, it doesn’t surprise me). It is foolish to have all this duplication in such a tiny region. It should be 1 urban area, as it already is. Same for Metro Vancouver.

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Tim Schindel: I don’t think the 13 municipalities with 13 planning departments, 13 administrations, 5 police forces, 13 fire departments, 13 public works departments can take much credit for the wonderful place in which we live. That’s a matter of geography and climate. Amalgamation would make living in this beautiful part of

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the world much cheaper. If we elminated the cost of operating 9 city halls (because 3 or 4 regional local governments makes more sense than one metro Victoria) the annual savings to the taxpayer would be signficant. Add 9 city halls that could be sold on the free market. That money could go into infrastructure and the tax savings into further improvements. Stephen Green: The first step is to abolish the Capital Regional District! The second step is to leave the current Local governments in place. Amalgamation, as demonstrated by Toronto and others, is a total disaster.

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Lester B. Pearson cubed Rubikscubism on display to the end of May Louis Bockner News staff

In 1974 two very different brain-building creations were born. In Hungary, a small cube that has entertained, educated and frustrated the human race ever since, and in rainforest woods of Metchosin, a learning institution dedicated to offering free education to young, brilliant minds from across the globe. Now, almost 40 years later, they have come together in a big way. Last night Pearson College student Leo Yousif, 18, unveiled his latest creation – a larger-than-life mosaic portrait of the school’s namesake Lester B. Pearson comprised of 1,200 Rubik’s Cubes. “It’s great to have Pearson fill up a room with his energy,” says the Syrian born second-year student. “He’s such a recognizable face in Canada and the embodiment of peacemaking.” The project, which took roughly 75 hours to complete, was done with the help of 20 other international students, an aspect the school’s communication manager Benoit Charlebois thinks is especially relevant. “I find that this exemplifies the values that Pearson College teaches our students,” says Charlebois. “Values of service, creation, collaboration, and respecting our differences. It is truly an example of those values at work.” He adds that the cultural melting pot that is Pearson College offers a safe place for students to explore, study and create with other youth from all classes, races and countries, essentially offering a macrocosm for global peacekeeping issues. Yousif, who can solve a Rubik’s Cube in roughly a minute, says he believes it is the largest piece of Rubikscubism – the art of making mosaics from Rubik’s Cubes – in B.C. The cubes are on loan by the Rubik’s company, a good thing considering their price at $10 per cube. The downside of the donation is the cubes must be shipped back to the company in a month. The artwork will be on display in the lobby of the Max Bell Hall at the campus on Pearson College Drive in Metchosin until mid-May and will be accessible to the public. editor@goldstreamgazette.com

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summit, becoming the first assing Paul Seal Victoria-centric page to do on the street, so. Almost 160,000 people you’d never guess saw posts from the page last the 40-something week alone. consultant has his finger To put that number on the pulse of in perspective, the Victoria. Downtown Victoria But from inside Business Association his 78-squarehas about 4,000 likes, foot office in the while the City of Maynard Court Victoria has 8,000. building on The second-largest Johnson Street, local page is Tourism Seal wields the Victoria at 18,800 likes. sort of clout But what does most of the 4,000 Facebook influence Greater Victoria Daniel Palmer really mean? And more businesses on Reporting importantly to Seal Facebook can and those clients who only dream of. pay him to post their “People are business information, what is 20 times more likely to ‘like’ it worth? a page than ‘unlike’ a page,” “There’s no such thing as Seal says, displaying the an all-commercial TV or radio latest data from his curated station,” he says. “If all you’re “I ♥ Downtown Victoria” posting is advertising on Facebook page. your page, people tune out.” Last week, Seal’s page “I ♥ Downtown Victoria” reached the 20,000 likes

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Paul Seal, in his tiny downtown Victoria office, has generated more than 20,000 ‘likes’ for his Facebook page, ‘I ♥ Downtown Victoria.’ promotions. relies on aggregated and “People who work in social submitted content: breaking media and public relations news stories, lost pet photos will often do this,” says Gil and photographers who Wilkes, a communication and gladly offer their shots of culture professor at Royal the Inner Harbour and other Roads University. Victoria landmarks at no “In order to get clients, charge. you need proof of concept Interspersed with these – a Facebook page or water-cooler posts is Twitter feed with plenty of advertising – plenty of it followers. This demonstrates – from real estate listings you are able to develop, to to restaurant and event

cultivate and to hold the attention of an audience.” The business model is nothing new, but many social media users may not realize “likes” are driving the monetization of Facebook. “Social media is actually in a period of decline,” Wilkes says. “Because it’s so crowded and noisy online, it’s getting harder and harder to compete. So you have to invest more to get less in terms of a market response.” Advertising through social media is only going to get more intense and more severe, particularly because revenues are nowhere near traditional print media, he adds.

“It’s cheaper to advertise online, but there’s a reason it’s cheaper. You reach more people, but they don’t necessarily click through. Television advertising is still king.” Trina Mousseau, Tourism Victoria’s director of destination marketing, says whatever the end goal of Seal’s page, anything that promotes Victoria is an asset. “I appreciate very much they have a big following, and that they push out good content about what’s happening in the city,” she says. “We really need to work together with a common messaging and supporting each other.” dpalmer@vicnews.com

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Celebrating the “Sparrow” from the Parisian streets 50 years after her death, Fathia Atallah and her band present Piaf’s songs and life story. Two shows: April 13 at 7:30 p.m. and April 14 at 4:30 p.m. at Wood Hall next to Alix Goolden Hall at 907 Pandora Ave. For tickets go to brownpapertickets.com.

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ing,” she explains. “Even if they’re 65 they’re still imagining.” Heels in Harmony’s most recent donation was to a dance studio located on East Hastings Street in Any parent can attest to the mountains of clothes Vancouver where a clash of cultures and economic left in the wake of a child’s rapidly expanding body. backgrounds often causes unrest. The $75 pair of Ugg boots that looked so cute two “Some of the kids aren’t underprivileged and weeks ago now crunch toes and cause tears. And some of them are,” Hunter says. “But hopefully so the mountains grow. providing shoes will bridge that gap so that people The issue sparked 16-year-old dancer Caleigh don’t know and they’re able to just go to dance Hunter’s project, Heels in Harmony, an initiative class, participate, and be who they are without that looks to provide free dance shoes to people that prejudgment before they even begin.” in need across the globe. Eight years later, she has Although she admits that dance is not a top pricollected and shared hundreds of shoes with dancority for many underprivileged people, this sharers from Victoria to Scotland and beyond. ing of shoes is simply her way of giving back to her “The vision is that (Heels in Harmony) will be art and community. able to support dancers in all capacities needed,” On Sunday April 21, at 1 p.m., Heels in Harmony says the 24-year-old dance and fitness instructor will host its second-annual flash mob, beginning currently living in Sidney. in Beacon Hill Park and ending at Victoria’s Inner Physical wellness aside, Hunter believes that Harbour. Anyone who wishes to join is welcome, dance can bring a deeper sense of one’s body and regardless of experience. self in a way that words simply cannot facilitate. “(The flash mob) provides a chance for people She talks of a recent dance class with a group of to step out of their comfort zone, meet new dancyoung children that involved an exercise requiring ers and create that community,” Hunter says. “I everyone to act like jellyfish. When one of the girls think having that creative space and being able to said that she liked being a jellyfish because she didn’t feel like her heart was exploding Hunter was Louis Bockner/News staff go out of your body and mind is really beneficial. taken aback. Caleigh Hunter, founder of Heels in Harmony, strikes a pose with a pile Everyone should try it.” For details regarding the flash mob or how to “To hear this three-year-old basically say that of donated dance shoes. donate go to heelsinharmony.com, or find them on she was feeling stressed, and then to hear that Facebook at facebook.com/heelsinharmony and benefits dance can offer to anyone who cares to try. being a jellyfish relieved that stress, was really “Dancers are so fortunate because they never really lose Twitter at @heelsinharmony. powerful coming from someone that is so little.” editor@goldstreamgazette.com Hunter says this escape from reality is one of the many that stage (of imagination) because they’re always creat-

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Victorious Voices Art on display vie for top spots Widely recognized as one of the most inspiring and powerful poetry events of the year, Victorious Voices, Victoria’s Secondary School Slam Championships, is back. This weekend will see eight high school poetry slam teams competing for the city championship. They will share their truth and stories as part of a raucous night of spoken word. The show features DJ Big Tiny Smalls, alumnus of honour Anna-Maria Landis and Victoria Poet Laureate Janet Rogers. All the action takes place April 15-17 at the Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St. The semifinals where every team competes and the top four teams are chosen for the finals is on April 15. On April 16, an alumni showcase features some of Victoria’s most talented young spoken word artists. April 17 is finals night with Big Tiny Smalls on the decks, Rogers opening the night and the alumnus of honour showcase. Watch as the top four teams compete for the Vic voices championship. The doors open at 7 p.m. admission is $5 at the door. llavin@vicnews.com

Salute to musicals The Palm Court Light Orchestra celebrates Hollywood’s MGM musicals at its April 16 7:30 p.m. concert at the University Centre, Farquhar Auditorium. With mezzo soprano soloist Kathryn Whitney and conductor Charles Job, the orchestra embarks on a musical journey that includes some of the greatest songs ever written. The MGM musical was a creation of producer Arthur Freed who developed lavish film sets, wonderful musical scores and combined them with the talents of Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse, Frank Sinatra, Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland. From the War Years to the mid 1950s the MGM musical brought joy to thousands around the world. Starting with classics such as Meet Me in St. Louis, Easter Parade, Silk Stockings and Singin’ in the Rain, MGM musicals were a top box office draw. Tickets for The Palm Court Light Orchestra’s Over the Rainbow are available at the UVic Centre box office 250-721-8480. Go to palmcourtorchestra.com for more information.

A flock of oystercatchers awaits in a new art show opening Saturday, April 13 from 3 to 6 p.m. Artist Anne Hansen’s oystercatcher art, featuring exciting new species, is at the offices of WellSpring Counselling and Consulting, 919 Fort St. (behind the Blue Fox Cafe). Hansen and other artists’ work will also be on show during the Oak Bay Studio Tour, Saturday and Sunday April 20 and 21, from noon to 4:30 p.m. each day. To open the 14th year of this popular semiannual juried show of fine arts in Oak Bay, 22 of Oak Bay’s established and emerging artists will use their homes and studios as backdrops to display the products of their creativity in a variety of original watercolour, acrylic, oil, fibre, photographic, woodcut, glass and pottery creations. The two-day special event, coordinated by Recreation Oak Bay, is free to the public. For more information go to oakbay.ca. llavin@vicnews.com

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The biggest rugby tournament in North America is coming back to Langford for 2013. The decision to return the Americas Rugby Championship to Westhills Stadium, Oct. 11 to 19, is a glowing sign of approval from the International Rugby Board, said Rugby Canada’s general manager Mike Chu. Last fall, Rugby Canada organized and executed the ARC on six weeks notice. Argentina pulled out as hosts leaving the IRB in a bind, until Rugby Canada stepped forth to host the third running of the event. “The City of Langford was helpful in making it happen, enough to give IRB the confidence in us to do it again,” Chu said. Argentina has won the ARC in all three years of its existence. U.S.A. and Uruguay also participated last year. Argentina defeated Canada in the final, in front of a sold out crowd of 3,255 fans. ARC is the traditional 15-a-side rugby union format. This year’s

tournament will follow the same format, with Canada and three other teams playing three roundrobin games over eight days. The Argentina Jaguars, that country’s national team development squad, will once again be the favourite against non-professional sides from the U.S.A. and Canada. Argentina’s premier national team plays at the same time in The Rugby Championship, against three of the world’s premier rugby union countries, the New Zealand All Blacks, South Africa Springboks and Australia Wallabies. Uruguay and Chile face each other soon in a deciding match for the fourth and final berth at the ARC. “It’s an important part of our development,” said 15s coach Kieran Crowley. “Those players who make the ARC are pushing for positions on the national team for the November test tour.” Players on Canada’s ARC squad are selected from Rugby Canada’s regional competition, the Canadian Rugby Championship, which runs over the course of the sum-

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Tyler Ardron, right, carries the ball against the New Zealand Maori during Canada’s November 2012 tour in England. Each year relocates to Langford from Ontario to train with Rugby Canada. mer. Competing in the CRC are the Pacific Tyees (B.C. Bears), Prairie WolfPack, Ontario Blues and Atlantic Rock. Blues player Tyler Ardron excelled at the CRC last year and was named captain of Canada at the ARC. The choice turned out to be a good one, as Ardron made an immediate impact when he ran back an intercepted try for Can-

ada’s first try of the tournament against Uruguay. Ardron’s since been a regular on the back row of the Canadian 15s team, having played on Canada’s 15s team that made the November tour to England. He also plays for the national sevens team. “Right now our focus is to retain core status (on the IRB Sevens world series),” Ardron said.

Canada’s sevens team is currently 11th in the IRB Sevens World Series points standings. Only the top 12 teams retain core status to play in all nine of the tournaments. The final two sevens fixtures of the year are Scotland on May 4 and 5 and England May 11 and 12. Then it’s back to 15s for Ardron, who usually wears No. 8, in the middle of the back row of Canada’s scrum. Canada will compete in the Pacific Nations Cup for the first time and hosts matches May 25 vs. U.S.A. in Edmonton, June 5 vs. Fiji in Ottawa and June 8 vs. Tonga in Kingston. The summer schedule continues as Canada plays Ireland in June and then battles the U.S.A. in a two-game qualifier for the 2015 Rugby World Cup in August. On Saturday, Ardron will make his CDI Premier League debut playing for the James Bay Athletic Association as that team looks to secure a playoff spot in a road game versus the Bayside Sharks of South Surrey. Visit americasrugbychampionship.com for more information. sports@vicnews.com

SPORTS NEWS IN BRIEF Vikes clubs raise money for TLC Fund for Kids

The University of Victoria Vikes raised $1,300 in support of the TLC Fund for Kids when 50 participants, took part in the fourth annual TLC Fund for Kids at UVic on Saturday (April 6). Kids who attended learned about basketball, cross-country running and track from Vikes athletes and coaches. The TLC Fund for Kids is dedicated to children's health, happiness and betterment of life.

Saanich product Sam Prette chases the ball during warm up at the Victoria Highlanders FC players trials on the turf field of PISE on Monday night. Ben Gawletz/News staff

Trials a chance to find missing pieces Travis Paterson News staff

Training season is underway for the Victoria Highlanders FC men’s Professional Development League team. The majority of the squad is already in place for the 2013 PDL season but head coach Steve Simonson is not against adding players where he can. Night sessions were held at the Pacific Institute for Sports Excellence earlier this week but the trials period will carry on throughout the month, he said. “Tryout period is to let people know we are looking, but we’re not looking for anything in particular. If anything, we are open to someone from

outside of our scouting network.” The roster’s basic components are intact, with the Hughes brothers, Tyler and Jordie, as well as a core of UVic Vikes, Andrew and Adam Ravenhill, Thomas Mallette, Gavin Barrett, Sam Prette, Craig Taylor, Gareth Langdon and Elliot Mitrou, the Highlanders starting goalkeeper from 2012. “With us trying to use local players, and UVic being the local school, there’s a real overlap. But we’re not just another version of the Vikes,” Simonson said. The amateur-status Highlanders use many NCAA and CIS players. A few players have flown in from Europe and the U.S.A. looking for spots but no signings have been made to date. sports@vicnews.com

Rugby playoffs loom for CDI Premier League

The UVic Vikes men’s rugby team has a challenging finish ahead if it will crack the CDI Premier League playoffs. The Vikes (5-6-1) came up with a big win on Saturday, upsetting the No. 4 seed Meralomas 40-27. Luke McCloskey scored a hat trick of tries for the Vikes. This Saturday the Vikes face a tough opponent against the No. 3-seed Capilano (8-4), the defending Rounsefell Cup B.C. champs in North Vancouver. The first place Burnaby Lake rugby club (9-3) has won eight matches in a row and visits the No. 5-seed Castaway Wanderers (5-6-1) at Windsor Park on Saturday.

Kickoff for CW vs. Burnaby Lake is 2:45 p.m. The No. 2-seed James Bay Athletic Association (8-4) looks to get back on track after dropping a surprise 39-12 loss to the No. 7-seed UBC Old Boy Ravens (3-7-2) last week. The Bays visit the No. 8 (last place) Bayside Sharks in Surrey.

Vikes, Velox host premier women’s rugby matches

The UVic Vikes women’s rugby team (1-3) host the top-team in the Adidas Women’s Premiership as Coquitlam’s United Rugby Club (4-1) visit Saturday. Kick off is 11:30 a.m. at Wallace Field. Just a stone’s throw away at Velox field the second-place Velox Valkyries (3-1) are home to thirdplace Simon Fraser University (3-1), also at 11:30 a.m.

Four Vikes listed to national hockey team

Former UVic Vikes Thea Culley, Dani Hennig and Kaitlyn Williams and current Vike Kathleen Leahy have been named to the national women’s team. Also named to the squad is Maddie Secco (Stanford). Saanich’s Paige Norris was named to the senior development squad.


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ground in 2013 by adding the “first-ever” Western Canadian High School Championships as part of the Shawnigan Lake Triathlon on May 26. Triathlon is a growing sport with middle- and high schoolaged students, as many track and field athletes double as youth club triathletes. “This will give those athletes 12 to 19 years old a chance to represent their school, and open Shawnigan up to the youth” Regensburg said. Shawnigan is Canada’s only long-distance triathlon in May, and falls handily within the

Triathlon distances n Half Ironman: Swim 1.9km, bike 90km, run 21km. n Olympic: Swim 1.5km, bike, 40km, run 10km. n Sprint: Swim 500m, bike 20km, run 5km. n Super Sprint: Swim 500m, bike 10km, run 4km.

school calendar. From Shawnigan Lake, the series returns to Elk Lake for the Saunders Victoria Triathlon on June 16, before the inaugural Subaru Saskatoon Triathlon. Without the Sooke race, which was terminated mostly due to the challenging logistics of using a long stretch of Highway 14, the series now has a noticeable gap from July 14 in Vancouver to Sept. 7 in Banff. On the plus side, the Sooke race will no longer fall within the same two-week window as Ironman Canada, which moves to Whistler for the first time on Aug. 25. Ironman athletes have long relied on Subaru Western Triathlon Series events as part of their training and the timing and location of Victoria and Vancouver are ideal once again, Regensburg said. Also new, the Subaru Vancouver Triathlon will act as the Long Distance National Championships for 2013 through to 2015. See triseries.ca. sports@vicnews.com

Judo teen submits opponent, but loses fight Travis Paterson

match. But the win was reversed and awarded to the opponent. Unaware to Alexander and his crew was an Oak Bay’s Tristan Alexander knows his strength. Alberta rule which bans arm bars and choke The recently turned 15-year-old is 6-foot-6 and holds in any match that involves a competitor with an orange belt, which was the opponent’s 270 pounds, and he has a lot of it. Unfortunately, Alexander was aware he needed rank, Anthony said. Alexander holds a blue belt, two higher in the to limit it while competing over the weekend at Canadian ranking of judo belts. the eighth annual Edmonton InternaProtests by representatives of Judo tional Judo tournament. B.C. were unsuccessful. Alexander was disqualified when Alexander has now won three medhe submitted his opponent with an als in as many international tournaarm bar in the under-18, 100-plus ments, having also won two golds. kilograms division. Two more Victoria Judo Club athInstead of competing for gold, letes, Brennan Jolley and George Tristan settled for bronze. Lucas, also attended the competition The arm bar was so fierce, the but did not medal. opponent suffered a fractured arm Next up for the Victoria judo athin the process, reported Alexander’s letes is the National Championships, dad Anthony. July 4 to 7, at the Richmond Olympic It stirred some controversy as Alexander was initially awarded the Sharon Tiffiin Oval. sports@vicnews.com win, and a spot in the gold medal Tristan Alexander

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Brier next for Victoria? Canadian men’s championships the next logical step for region

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s Sweden and Canada took the main stage in front of a full house at Save-On-Foods Memorial Cen- tre on Sunday afternoon, forecasters had already began casting their predictions for Victoria’s next big curling event. A conservative estimate of 5,500 fans took in Sweden’s 8-6 win over Canada's Brad Jacobs rink in the Ford World Men’s Curling Championship final. Empty seats in the converted hockey arena had been tough to find since Friday night’s playoff game that saw Sweden narrowly edge Scotland 6-5 to advance to the gold medal final. The big question came last Friday night, said World Men’s Championship co-chair Chris Atchison said. “We knew we sold a lot of tickets for that game, but if Canada’s not in the game, (we wondered) are people going to show up? And the people showed up. From that point on this venue was at, or near capacity,” he said. “There was some comparisons made for (our lower) attendance, but we know as a hosting committee we did vir-

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tually as much as we could to attract (fans). From our point of view, we can’t worry about those things we can’t control.” Unofficial figures released Monday showed approximately 80,000 spectators attended the tournament. But even if they didn't match the 2005 world men’s numbers in Victoria – 17 of 22 draws sold out that year, with the total at around 100,000 fans – the 2013 event was characterized as a success. And so talks turned Sunday to the Tim Horton's Brier men’s national championship. Kamloops is hosting in 2014, but Atchison hopes Victoria is in line the next time the Brier returns to B.C.

It hasn’t been in Victoria since 1984. “(The Brier) is the natural thing we’d look at in this community,” Atchison said. “We need to take time to (debrief and reflect) on what we did well this time, but it’s the natural progression of events. Comments from the Canadian Curling Association were that they like this venue.” Talk of securing the Brier is nothing new for Victoria. Landing the prestigious event was the buzz coming out of the incredibly successful 2005 World Men’s Curling Championship, the first sporting event held at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Victoria ultimately hosted the 2009 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Canadian women’s championship to great success, a scenario that helped lead to the return of the Ford World Men’s Championships. Given the Canadian Curling Association's protocol for alternating the Brier site, Victoria will likely have to watch the event weave its way through Eastern and Central Canada this decade before realistically hosting its third Brier. The city hosted the event in 1958 and 1984. sports@vicnews.com

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GARDENER’S PARADISE 1 acre. 4-bdrm character home, 1800 sq.ft. Wired shop, Shed. 1720 Swartz Bay Rd., $555,000. (250)656-1056.

MEDICAL/DENTAL Registered Nurses & Licensed Practical Nurses Bayshore Home Health Bayshore Home Health is currently seeking Registered and Licensed Practical Nurses to support our Pediatric clients for home/school care in the Victoria area. Pediatric experience is an asset, although we do offer client specific training, Trach/Vent courses and other on-going training supports. If you are an RN or LPN and love working with children, we would love to hear from you. Interested individuals are encouraged to Fax resume to our Burnaby ofďŹ ce: 1-866-686-7435 or Email:pedsvancouver@ bayshore.ca

PROFESSIONAL/ MANAGEMENT

FUNDRAISING Coordinator required for non-profit capital campaign. Corporate fundraising experience required. Must create and execute solicitation presentations as well as cultivate and maintain donor relations. Submit applications to dolphin@rcmsar.com.

RETAIL

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

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEO RETOUCH, RESTORE, Edit Photos. Portraiture, Baby +Family, Maternity. Home Movies to DVD. 250-475-3332. www.cwpics.com

PETS PET CARE SERVICES

DJEMBE DRUM. 11� diameter, good sound. with stand, Reduced $250. Victoria (250)380-8733.

Sidney luxury Condo- beautiful 2 Bdrms, 2 full baths, close to downtown, ocean views. #201-9942-Third St. $498,000. 778-351-1239 ID#192331 www.propertyguys.com

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper?

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WAGGING DOG DAYCAREPUPPIES WELCOME. We offer a loving family atmosphere w/positive training and large fenced yard. Please call Robyn, 250-474-7120.

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

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

MISCELLANEOUS WANTED

103 LEKWAMMEN Dr (off Admirals Rd) Saturday, April 13, 10-4pm. Furniture and household items.

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

SIDNEY, 2151 Lannon Way (Greenglade Community Centre, Room #5), Sat, April. 13, 10am-2pm. Storyoga Preschool Garage Sale Fundraiser

FERTILIZERS

Christine Laurent Jewellers

FULLY COMPOSTED Cow Manure. Call (250)893-1666.

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GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

Experienced Jewellery Retail Clerk

Resumes only: 2432 Beacon Ave., Sidney

COLLEGE HEIGHTS. Beautiful Ocean & City views. 4bdrms + 2bdrm suite. Easy to buy. 0% down. (250)753-0160 for more info.

FRIENDLY FRANK ADDIAS TRACK Spikes, Ladies size 7 - $50, like new, comes with extra spikes and wrench. (250)656-6413. MENS 2-piece suits, sizes 32 & 36, very fine cond, $44 (each) obo. (250)727-9425.

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TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

HOUSES FOR SALE

MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

COTTAGES

SUITES, LOWER

WANTED TO RENT

AUTO SERVICES

TRUCKS & VANS

METCHOSIN: 1-BDRM coach house. Avail May. 1st. $800 mo inclds: cable, W/D. Util’s not incld’d. N/P, N/S. Call (250)478-8438.

COLWOOD 2 level, furnished 1 bdrm. 5 appls. $900. inclusive. NS/NP. 250-380-0700.

WANTED: CABIN/cottage. wood heat, minimum electricity, surrounded by nature. Metchosin or East Sooke area. Excellent ref’s. 250-381-6171.

TOP CASH PAID

1969 CHEVY Pickup, 350 Automatic, headers, dual exhaust, runs mint, excellent condition, 60,000 miles. A must see to believe, asking $6000 obo. (250)893-9817.

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

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES LANGFORD MOBILE home in Seniors Park, upgraded interior, fully furnished, A/C, fenced yrd, shed & workshop. PRICE REDUCED to $35,000. Call 250-590-2450.

PORT HARDY SPECTACULAR WATERFRONT 8535 Shipley. Offers are now being accepted to purchase this premier .6 acre downtown oceanfront property. One blk. from Govt. Dock. As improvements are not yet complete the price may vary as will offers. Interested? Please contact us at the property or phone Gerd 520-955-7461 or Dan 250949-1055. All offers considered.

OTTER POINT RV Trailer Park. 40’ park model trailer (no pad fees) 3 slide outs + 30’x52’ lot, finished deck & shed in new condition. Open to offers. Call 306-290-8764.

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APARTMENT/CONDO QUADRA, 11TH flr view, 1 bdrm, D/W, new lam flooring, N/P, N/S, $975. 250-361-9540 SAANICH- 55+ furnished 2 bdrm, balcony faces Swan Creek, 5 appls, in-suite W/D. $1100, utils incld 250-479-5437

MILL HILL area- 2 bdrm on bus route, W/D, nice yrd/porch, priv, sm shed. N/S sm pet ok. $1000 negotible w/yard work. (250)475-2303. PRIME WATERFRONT Location. 1 acre in Shirley with easy low bank access to private beach. 1 bdrm, 1 bath in over 1100sq ft, clean, new F/S, new flooring, FP, W/D. NS/NP. $600/mo + utilities. Call 250-646-2088. UPTOWN AREA, 5 bdrm, 1/2 Duplex, avail now, $1650 mo. Call Harj at 250-686-8847.

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

SHARED ACCOMMODATION GOLDSTREAM AREA: 1400 sq ft, newly furnished, w/d, d/w, a/c, big deck & yard, hidef TV, parking. $650 inclusive. Ray 778-433-1233.

SUITES, LOWER $675. BRIGHT, 1 bdrm. Spectacular views, 5 appl’s, picture windows, wood flrs, 8-9’ ceilings, lrg acreage. 15 mins to Langford. N/S. (250)733-2151.

COLWOOD- BRIGHT, quiet 2 bdrm, $1100 incls utils, D/W, shared lndry, sat & int hookup, N/S, N/P. Ref’s. 250-391-7915.

TRANSPORTATION

LANGFORD (Costco). Bus, shops, school. 2 Bdrm suite, fenced yard, 4 appls, water incl’d, shared laundry, $1050 mo + utils, NS/NP. Avail immed. Call (250)881-2283.

AUTO FINANCING

$$$ 250-885-1427 $$$

CARS 2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 firm. 250-755-5191.

SOOKE: 2 bdrm, 1 bath, stunning ocean views, shared laundry, pets cons, $750 mo. Avail May. 1. (778)352-1618.

2008 TOYOTA TACOMA 4x4mint, 65,000 km, 4 doors, automatic. Asking $26,700. Call (250)655-6558.

$50 to $1000

TILLICUM/ BURNSIDE area: 3095 Irma Street. 2 bdrm, $875./mo inclds utils, share laundry. Call 250-588-8885.

UTILITY TRAILERS

Scrap Junk Broken Down Cars Trucks Vans

UPTOWN- Large 1 bdrm, ground level. Private yard & deck. Share laundry. $850 inclusive. (250)386-0531.

FREE TOW AWAY

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SUITES, UPPER

SPORTS & IMPORTS

BACHELOR PAD available immediately, hydro, wireless internet and cable included. Located at 1400 Alberni Hwy, Parksville. $500 per month. 250-954-9547

2004 FORD MUSTANG Convertible, 40th anniversary Special Edition. Black Beauty! 56,000 km, V-6 automatic, new soft top, fully loaded. $11,500 obo. Serious inquiries only. 250-474-1293, Barb.

NORTH SAANICH: 1 bdrm, 900 sq ft, ocean views, lrg deck, lrg dining room. $900, all inclusive. Shared laundry. Call (250)656-9621.

VEHICLES WANTED Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

TOWNHOUSES

For ALL unwanted vehicles. Free Towing

DreamTeam Auto Financing “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab 4X4 Black Clear Title 42,420 KM $16,700 milcorinne69@gmail.com (905) 664-2300

7’x12’ Deck Utility Trailer. Good for small tractors and quads. 4 wheels, loading ramps, green. $1350 obo. Call (250)384-7954.

MARINE BOATS $$$$ BOATS WANTED $$$$ AlSO OUTBOARDS AND TRAILERS. CASH BUYER. $$$$$ 250-544-2628 $$$$$ SUNWAY BOAT TOPS- Now located in the Western communities. Call Murray Southern at 250-744-0363 or Email: sunway@telus.net

SERVICE DIRECTORY SOOKE- TOP floor corner, ocean front 2 bdrm condo. Fresh paint, clean, new kitchen floor. NS/NP. $850 mo. Call Cornelia 250-391-8484.

SIDNEY- NEW 2 bdrm + den, W/D. NS/NP. $1600 mo. Avail now. Call 250-217-4060.

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

MOVING & STORAGE

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ACCOUNTING Vida Samimi

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

ELITE GARDEN MAINTENANCE

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

COMPLETE HOME Repairs. Suites, Renos, Carpentry, Drywall, Painting. Licenced and insured. Darren 250-217-8131. HAPPY VALLEY Reno’s. Home repairs, small reno’s. No job too small. 30 years experience. Call (250)474-7277. M&S OXFORD Home/Commercial Reno’s & Painting. Patio’s, Decks, Sheds, Hardwood and Trim. 25 yrs exp. Quality Guar. 250-213-5204. RENOS BY Don, 25 yrs exp. New, renos, repairs, decks, fencing, bathrooms, kitchens. Senior discounts. Licensed, Insured, WCB, 250-588-1545.

2 BURLEY MEN MOVING. $85/hr for 2 men (no before or after travel time charges on local moves. Please call Scott or Joshua, (250)686-6507.

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

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

TAX

250-477-4601

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

CARPET INSTALLATION

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

GARDENING 20% OFF! Mowing, Pruning, Clean-Ups, Hedge/Shrub Trim, Hauling. Call (250)479-6495. (250)208-8535 WOODCHUCK Yard & garden overgrown? Aerating, pwr raking, pruning. Weed, moss, blackberry, stump & ivy rmvl. 25yrs exp.

HOUSEKEEPER EXPERIENCED, reliable. References. 250-920-6516, 250-881-7444.

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

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

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.

778-678-2524 SPRING CLEANups, complete maintenance. Residential & Commercial. 250-474-4373. SPRING CLEANUP special: $20/hr. Weeding, Pruning, etc: Free est’s. Steve 250-727-0481

FAMILY MAN Hauling. Prompt, Courteous. Call Chris for all your hauling needs. 250-920-8463. GARY’S HAULING. One call does it all. Small demos & yard clean-up. Vehicle & metal recycling. Call (778)966-1413.

GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS 11 DIAMOND DAVE- window, gutter cleaning, roof-de-moss, gutter guards, power washing. Free ests. (250)889-5794.

CARPET, LINO installation restretches & repairs. 30 years exp. Glen, 250-474-1024.

CLEANING SERVICES

Renovating Older Gardens, Horticulturalist, Clean-ups

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

GNC ELECTRIC Res/Comm. Reasonable rates for quality work. #43619. 250-883-7632.

DPM SERVICES- lawn & garden, seasonal pruning, clean ups, landscape, power wash, etc. 15yrs exp. (250)883-8141

KENDRA’S ELECTRICAL Co. #86952. No Job too Small. Kendra, 250-415-7991.

GARDEN OVERGROWN? Weeding, lawn cuts, cleanups, pruning. John Kaiser 250-478-7314, 250-812-8236.

SMALL JOB RENOVATIONS & HOME REPAIR Phone: (250) 213-5781

VIP GUTTER CLEANING

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Powerwashing, de-mossing, roof sweeps, repairs, windows, gutter guards. Insured. Free Estimates.

Kitchen and bathroom Home suites to code Fencing, decks, porches

250-507-6543.

THE MOSS MAN ChemicalFree Roof De-Mossing & Gutter Cleaning since 1996. Call 250-881-5515. Free estimates! www.mossman.ca

HANDYPERSONS

INSULATION

AL’S AVAILABLE to update your home. Kitchens, baths, basements, etc. Licensed & Insured. Al 250-415-1397. AROUND THE HOUSE.ca ALL repairs & renovations. Call Ben 250-884-6603. BIG BEAR Handyman. Decks, Stairs, Painting, General household repairs. Free estimate. Call Barry 250-896-6071

QUALITY INSULATION blown fiberglass. Affordable rates. WCB. (250)896-6652.

HAULING AND SALVAGE $20 & Up Garbage & Garden waste removal. Senior Disc. Free estimates. 250-812-2279. JUNK REMOVAL 7 days / wk. Fast Service, Best Prices!! Free quotes. (250)857-JUNK.

MASONRY & BRICKWORK

PARRY’S HAULING We haul it all - FREE estimates. Call Shawn 250-812-7774 SAVE-A-LOT HAULING Furniture, appliance, garden waste, we take it all! Always lowest rate, senior discount. Brad 250-217-9578.

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

11 DIAMOND Moving- 1 ton 2 ton. Prices starting at $80/hr. Call 250-220-0734. DONE RIGHT MOVING $80/hr. Senior Discount. Free Est’s. No travel time before or after. SMOOTH MOVES. Call Tyler at 250-418-1747. 111 WRIGHT Moving-123 ton. $80/hr for 2 men. Senior’s discount. Call Phil (250)383-8283

PAINTING A PROFESSIONAL Woman painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wall coverings. Over 25yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220. B L Coastal Coatings. Quality, reliable, great rates. All your Painting needs. (250)818-7443 ST PAINTING free est, written guarantee and full ref’s. WCB ins. Call Kaleb (250)884-2597.

Peacock Painting

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

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

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

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

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

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WINDOW CLEANING Commercial/Residential Interior/Exterior

BOB’S WINDOW Cleaning. Roof demoss, Gutters. Licensed and affordable. 250-884-7066.

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Select your home. Select your mortgage.

Published Every Thursday

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the April 11 - 17 edition of Real Estate Victoria

9-1331 Johnson St, $294,900

1446 Pembroke, $362,000 Saturday 1-3 Fair Realty Kevin Ramsay, 250-217-5091

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Saturday 1-3 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Ltd. Julie Rust, 250-477-1100 pg. 11 Saturday 12-1:30 One Percent Realty Guy Effler, 250-812-4910 pg. 12

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107-75 Songhees, $760,000 Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Bill MacDonald 250 479-3333

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1738 Kings Rd, $489,900 Sunday 12-2 Re/Max Camosun April Prinz, 250-744-3301

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1741 Patly, $1,224,000 Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Cathy Travis, 250-384-8124

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402-300 Waterfront Cres. Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Jason Binab, 250-744-3301

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Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Camela Slack, 250-661-4088

Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Rosemarie Colterman 250 592-4422

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12-1519 Cooper Rd, $194,900 pg. 14

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733A Humboldt (200 Douglas)

204-837 Selkirk Ave, $286,900

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Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye, 250-384-8124

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303-625 Admirals Rd, $179,900

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

987 Falkland Rd, $899,000 Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Sandy Berry, 250-818-8736

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Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Ruth Stark 250 477-1100

Saturday 2-4 JONESco Real Estate Ian Heath, 250-655-7653

220-1680 Poplar Ave, $166,900 Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Jeff Shorter, 250-384-8124

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1279 Tattersall, $698,000 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Cassie Kangas, 250-477-7291

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376 Kinver St., $424,900 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Allen Tepper, 250-686-6325

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

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Thursday - Saturday 1-3 Gordon Hulme Realty Don King 250 656-4626

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Sunday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Brad Gregory, 250-744-3301

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

pg. 19

Saturday 3-4:30 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

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7161 West Saanich, $249,900 pg. 15

Sunday 2-4 Gordon Hulme Realty Don King 250 656-4626

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205-2349 James White, $289,000

118-3969 Shelbourne, $225,900

Saturnday 1-3 Holmes Realty Magdalin Heron 250 656-0911 pg. 9

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203-2427 Amherst Ave, $194,000 Saturday 2-4 Sparling Real Estate Ltd. Trevor Lunn, 250-656-5511

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205-2490 Bevan Ave, $260,000 Saturday 12-2 Sparling Real Estate Ltd. Don Sparling, 250-656-5511

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

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1511 Oceanspray, $699,900

107-537 Heatherdale, $398,000 pg. 2

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Henry Van Der Vlugt, 250-477-7291

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44-7583 Central Saanich, $165,000

538 Meredith Cres, $432,000 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Ed G Sing, 250-744-3301

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

403-2360 James White, $259,000

461E-4678 Elk Lake, $245,000

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Mark McDougall, 250-588-8588

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8410 Alec Rd, $789,000

115 Hampton, $449,000

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Don Beckner, 250-477-5353

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Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Kent Deans, 250-686-4141

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1480 Hillgrove Rd, $684,900 pg. 9

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Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Jennifer Scheck, 250-508-6040

10500 McDonald Park, $585,000

4176 Carey Rd, $514,900

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Nicole Burgess 250 384-8124

Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Mike Hartshorne, 250-590-3921

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315-1010 Bristol Rd, $254,900 Saturday 12-2 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty David Stevens, 250-477-5353

10230 Resthaven, $459,000 Saturday 2:30-4 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Mark Rice, 250-744-3301

3930 Aspen, $649,900 pg. 14

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2867 Murray Dr, $599,888

2097 Ferndale, $630,000

Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Ed G Sing, 250-744-3301

938 Wain, $899,000

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

1533 Granada Cres, $549,900 pg. 10

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1905 Portway, $859,950

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

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Jason Binab, 250-744-3301

404-520 Foster, $218,000

3380 Upper Terrace, $1,790,000 pg. 10

Sunday 2-4 Boorman’s Rod Hay, 250-595-1535

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9708 Fifth St, $599,900

112-1505 Church St, $184,000

948 Mckenzie Ave.

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Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast James Gardiner (250) 507-4333

Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Rosemarie Colterman 250 592-4422

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ron Bahrey, 250-477-7291

7212 Skyline, $579,500

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Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Ltd Eleanor V Smith, 250-818-6662

1054 Colville Rd., $519,900

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4009 Cedar Hill Rd, $550,000

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Cassie Kangas, 250-477-7291

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9776 Fourth St

1457 Jamaica, $649,999

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

3963 Juan De Fuca Terr.

Saturday 1-3 Address Realty Ltd. Rob Angus, 250-391-1893

Saturday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Lynne Sager, 250-744-3301

Saturday 2-4 Fair Realty Ray Kong, 250-590-7011

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Saturday - Sunday 1-4 Sotheby’s International James Leblanc, 250-812-7212

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Adrien Bachand, 250-384-8124

Saturday & Sunday 12-1:30 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Henry Van Der Vlugt, 250-477-7291

2380 Alta Vista Pl, $699,000

5255 Parker, $1,850,000

6-3968 Cedar Hill, $319,000

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

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

2560 Orchard Ave, $739,000

204-1715 Richmond, $249,900

1553 Marcola, $549,000

1934 Waterloo, $629,000

2-1004 DeCosta, $610,000

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Sunday 2-4 Boorman’s Graham Bavington, 250-415-1931

118 Ladysmith, $649,900

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4020 Dawnview Cres, $608,800 Sunday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Ed G Sing, 250-744-3301

Sunday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Fran Jeffs, 250-744-3301

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jenn Raappana, 250-590-3921

pg. 18

205-1571 Mortimer, $209,000

Sunday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Fran Jeffs, 250-744-3301

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Colin Walters, 250-360-6070

pg. 15

pg. 5

pg. 14

pg. 9

4016 Rainbow Hill, $739,000 pg. 6

1590 Ash Rd, $1,099,000

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

7-314 Six Mile Rd, $479,900

pg. 11

304-1618 North Dairy, $329,900

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

1145-B Verdier Ave, $528,000

1690 Texada, $1,119,000

4568 Montford Cres, $679,000 pg. 7

4901 Sea Ridge, $629,000

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Cathy Travis, 250-384-8124

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ron Bahrey, 250-477-7291

pg. 3

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

211-4480 Chatterton

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Ed G Sing, 250-744-3301

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

pg. 17

20-1286 Tolmie, $519,900

Saturday 11-1 Macdonald Realty Ltd Eleanor V Smith, 250 388-5882

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Cathy Travis, 250-384-8124

Sunday 11:30-1:30 Newport Realty Geoff Martinson, 250-385-2033

105-439 Cook St, $279,000

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

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Dorothee Friese, 250-477-7291

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

Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Don Beckner, 250-477-5353

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

10-2311 Watkiss Way, $527,500

706-860 View, $409,000

Saturday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Lenna Dallen, 250-507-6277

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Rob Garry 250 384-8124

38-118 Aldersmith Pl, $454,900

402-1241 Fairfield Rd, $294,500

306-75 Songhees, $698,000

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

pg. 10

23-127 Aldersmith, $459,000

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

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Mike Fowles, 250 477-7291

pg. 16

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

6 Falstaff Pl, $389,900

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

304-330 Waterfront, $419,000

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

pg. 6

859 Maddison, $629,900

1465 Edgeware, $459,900 Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Tony Elwell, 250-384-8124

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

3-2311 Watkiss Way, $547,500

101-904 Hillside

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

3672-1507 Queensbury, $549,900

4030/4040 Borden St

pg. 23

207-1101 Hilda, $289,900

859 Maddison, $629,900 Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jenn Raappana, 250-474-6003

pg. 13

654 Langford, $395,000

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Nancy Di Castri, 250-744-3301

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Nancy Di Castri, 250-744-3301

pg. 13

2043 Milton St., $564,900

5 Gorge Rd E, $419,000

1787 Bay St, $449,888 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes David Rusen, 250-384-8124

pg. 11

84 Bay St, $519,800

Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Brian Meredith-Jones 250 477-1100

3-897 Admirals Rd

15-909 Carolwood, $533,000

2166 Central, $679,000

408-3170 Irma St, $174,900

Friday 4-6 Re/Max Camosun Nickole Goeujon, 250-478-9600

116-75 Songhees, $998,000 Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Bill MacDonald 250 479-3333

pg. 9

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Fran Jeffs, 250-744-3301

402-103 Gorge Rd E, $409,000 Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty May Hamilton, 250-477-5353

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Philip Illingworth, 250-477-7291

607 Cornwall, $585,000

460-B Chester Ave, $579,900 Saturday 2:30-4 RE/MAX Camosun April Prinz, 250-744-3301

pg. 13

308-1450 Beach Dr., $399,000

628 Cornwall, $579,000

104-2608 Prior St, $289,900 Sunday 12-2 Pemberton Holmes Corie Meyer, 250-818-3216

pg. 12

Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Rosemarie Colterman 250 592-4422

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Brown Brothers Real Estate Robyn Hamilton 250 385-8780

Sunday 1-4 Re/Max Camosun Richard Acomba, 250-744-3301

2131 Newton St, $629,900

101-100 Saghalie, $339,900

1035 Empress Ave, $454,800 Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Ivan Delano, 250-744-8506

pg. 12

302-1000 McClure, $199,000

3161 Alder St, $535,000 Sunday 1-4 Access Realty Ltd. Dave Vogel, 250-588-8378

2560 Cadboro Bay Rd, $547,000

208-1025 Hillside

Sunday 1-3 Sutton West Coast Realty Jonas Solberg 250 479-3333

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Saturday 12:30-2 Re/Max Camosun April Prinz, 250-744-3301

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Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Glen Myles, 250-385-2033

3259 Willshire, $529,900 pg. 27

7008 Beach View, $1,098,000 pg. 15

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

Saturday 11:30-1:30 Fair Realty Ltd Colin Lagadyn, 250-590-9194

pg. 24

2817 Lake End Rd, $949,000 pg. 27

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes David Scotney, 250-384-8124

pg. 20


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OPEN HOUSE DIRECTORY CONT’D

Real Estate Victoria

2570 Wentwich, $499,000 Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Susanna Crofton, 250 888-6648

404-606 Goldstream, $279,000 pg. 24

875 Wild Ridge Way, $377,900 Saturday 12:30-2 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-380-6683

pg. 24

Saturday 11-1 Re/Max Camosun Deana Fawcett, 250-893-8932

202-606 Goldstream, $229,000 pg. 7

pg. 20

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

Wednesday-Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Neil Docherty, 250-478-9600

Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Komal Dodd 250 479-3333

9-639 Kildew Rd., $339,900

1015 Braeburn Ave. pg. 6

917 Bullen Court, $434,900

Click on your NEIGHBOURHOOD

pg. 24

pg. 24 Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Gary Bazuik, 250-477-5353

406-611 Brookside, $189,000 pg. 5

Saturday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Fran Jeffs, 250-744-3301

Daily 12-4 Pemberton Holmes Greg Long, 250-384-8124

pg. 10

pg. 5

Saturday 2-4 Fair Realty Ltd Colin Lagadyn, 250-590-9194

pg. 7

pg. 24

pg. 21

pg. 21

39-551 Bezanton Way, $464,900 Sunday 1-3 VIP Real Estate Ltd. Robert Whyte, 250-812-5478

pg. 24

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Sandra Govender, 250-592-4422

6741 Steeple Chase, $419,000 Sunday 11:30-1:30 Fair Realty Ltd Colin Lagadyn, 250-590-9194

pg. 25

5657 Sooke Rd., $979,900 Saturday 2:30-4 RE/MAX Camosun Kevin Koetke, 250-478-9600

pg. 25

500 Corfield, $349,000 pg. 28

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Re/Max of Nanaimo John Cooper, 1-866-956-6228

pg. 11

pg. 20

101-1400 Lynburne Pl, $479,900 Saturday 11-1 Re/Max Camosun Deana Fawcett, 250-893-8932

1671 Elford Rd, $469,900

2216 Baron Rd, $495,000

213 Carmanah

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Mark McDougall, 250-588-8588

pg. 8

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Deidra Junghans, 250-474-6003

2792 Lakehurst, $354,900

463 Avery, $369,900 pg. 5

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Komal Dodd 250 479-3333

3582 Pechanga, $449,000

Sunday 11:30-1:30 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jeff Bishop, 250-477-7291

410-606 Goldstream, $269,000

Friday to Monday 12-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Mike Hartshorne, 250-516-7772 Saturday 12:30-2 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-380-6683

pg. 21

6772 Rhodonite, $339,000 Sunday 2-4 Fair Realty Ltd Colin Lagadyn, 250-590-9194

525 Saltspring View, $589,000 pg. 25

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

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pg. 24

101-982 Rattanwood, $319,900

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

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Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye, 250-384-8124

2167 Blue Grouse, $775,000

617-623 Treanor Ave, $234,900

207-2732 Matson Rd, $294,900

pg. 24

Saturday 11-1 Re/Max Camosun Deana Fawcett, 250-893-8932

Link to

pg. 21

Saturday 10-12 & Sunday 10-12 Re/Max Camosun Deana Fawcett, 250-744-3301

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jeff Bishop, 250-477-7291

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Kevin Seibel, 250-580-4878

938 Thrush, $438,000

975 Huckleberry, $399,900

Macdonald Realty Jane Logan, 250-920-6868

305-1400 Lynburne Pl, $239,400

NEW

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

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheri Crause, 250-592-4422

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the April 11 - 17 edition of

525 Mount View Ave, $399,900

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Deidra Junghans, 250-474-6003

808 Gannet Crt, $474,900

1024 Grob Court

103-982 Rattanwood, $319,900 Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Komal Dodd 250 479-3333

pg. 7

672 Strandlund Ave, $334,900

591 Delora Dr, $485,000 Sunday 12-1:30 SmartMove Real Estate Blair Veenstra, 250-380-6683

2868 Ronald Rd, $449,900

290 Milburn Dr, $689,000

223-1400 Lynburne Pl, $529,900

Saturday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Fran Jeffs, 250-744-3301

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

Saturday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Fran Jeffs, 250-744-3301

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