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QUALICUM BEACH

Call for a delay

Residents assoc. wants council to hear more input JOHN HARDING editor@pqbnews.com

The Qualicum Beach Residents Association wants to put the brakes on the Clarion development in the village centre and is asking town council to defer the approval process until at least June. In response, Coun. Dave Willie said the association (QBRA) is undemocratic and does the bidding of Mayor Teunis Westbroek and Coun. Scott Tanner. The QBRA sponsored what it dubbed “a public coffee morning” at 10:30 a.m. April 24. In a news release issued April 30, the QDBA said that meeting was attended by 58 residents of Qualicum Beach. QBRA President Bill Adkins said a resolution by those in attendance directed QBRA to ask town council to defer the third reading and public hearing for the proposed five-storey, 53-unit condo project proposed for long-vacant land on First Avenue adjacent to town hall “in order to allow meaningful discussion between local residents and the developers.” “Everything is moving too fast with this project,” Adkins said in the release. “It started with the very short notice by the developers for a public presentation of the project and, in short order, a majority of council approved first and second reading with the final steps of third reading and a public hearing now scheduled for May 6. A public hearing is a requirement of the local government act but it really doesn’t allow for discussion.” See YOUNG PEOPLE, page A4

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SLOW DOWN: Flagger Denise Kerr of Knappett Construction urges motorists to exercise caution on route 19A in Parksville. The $2 million contract with the city calls for Knappett to upgrade and widen 800 metres of the highway. That work will include a turning lane, sidewalks, traffic lights and new sewer, water and storm water mains. The work will be completed by November and the city says it will not disrupt traffic in the July and August peak tourist time.

A HOMESCHOOLING AND CLASSROOM HYBRID

The new face of education? LISSA ALEXANDER

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A blended learning model that combines homeschooling and classroom learning is growing in both scope and popularity in the district, and may prove to be the new face of education. “This is where education is going to go in the future,” said Sarah-Jane Granholm, middle school program coordinator and teacher with the Collaborative Education Alternative Program (CEAP). “It’s already there in a lot of places around the world.” Granholm and teacher Jergus Priboj created CEAP’s

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Published Monthly. Send your submissions to events@pqbnews.com or drop them off at The PQ News office, #4-154 Middleton, Parksville

EveryFriday

EveryMonday

SENIORS’ ART GROUP

MOVIES FOR SENIORS

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Every other week, QB Seniors’ Activity Ctr.703 Memorial Ave. 250-752-7131 details.

1:00pm, QB Seniors’ Activity Centre, 703 Memorial Ave. 250-594-7307

QB CARPET BOWLING

NORTH ISLAND WILDLIFE RECOVERY CENTRE

Monday & Wednesdays, 12:45pm at the QB Civic Centre. Info: Maggie 250-752-1156

Open for Public Viewing March-December 2013. 1240 Leffler Rd, Errington. niwra.org

FAMILY HISTORY CENTER

SANDBAR CAFE & ART GALLERY

Open Mondays and Tuesdays, 9am-4pm

Music with Peter Mason. 5:30-8:30pm 6087 W. Island Hwy. 778-424-4478

BRIDGE

6:45pm; Qualicum Legion. 250-594-6228

COOMBS COUNTRY OPERA

NAVY LEAGUE CADETS

3rd Fri/mo. ‘til May 2013. 7pm. Rodeo Grounds Hall, 2601 Alberni Hwy. www.chrco.org

4th Sat. Parksville Legion 250-752-6532

EUCHRE

OCEANSIDE STROKE RECOVERY BRANCH

PV Legion 1:30pm; 250-248-6842

ARBUTUS CLUB TOASTMASTERS

Fridays, 11am-1:30pm. St. Columba Hall, 921 Wembley Rd, Parksville. Bring a lunch. Kathleen 250-752-9796.

7-9pm every Monday (except holidays). PV Community Centre, 132 Jensen Ave, PV. Guests are free! 250-248-2317 arbutus.toastmastersclubs.org

O.A.P.O.

Branch No. 49 meets at Lions Pioneer Village, 241 Moilliet, Parksville

PARKSVILLE ADULT BADMINTON

Monday and Wednesday at Springwood Middle School 7-9pm. Cost $7 per session. Phone 250-248-8857 for more information.

Q.B. WALKING CLUB

Meets Fridays, 8:30am; 250-752-6007

THE BREAKFAST CLUB—OBISNET

QUALICUM BEACH FRIENDLY BRIDGE CLUB

Every Friday 10am; White Spot

MUSIC TRIVIA NIGHT

Every Friday night, at the Shady Rest Pub. 3109 W Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach 250-752-9111.

EverySaturday

every Monday evening at QB Legion, 180 Veterans Way (back door).6:45-10pm. Drop in. $2.00 entry fee. Singles welcome. Playing knowledge of Bridge required. Lori Pross : 250-752-0196

TOPS BC 4248 PV

BISHOP OF BOWSER CHESS CLUB

Meets 1pm at Henry’s Kitchen, Qualicum Bay. Everyone welcome. Robert 250-757-8709 or bowserchess.pqworks.com

SANDBAR CAFE & ART GALLERY

Music with Bob Hiebert. 5:30-8pm. 6087 W. Island Hwy. 778-424-4478

RAVENSONG MASTERS SWIM CLUB Saturdays 8:30am-noon 250-248-9883

BOXERCISE for EVERYONE

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6am & 6pm. Saturdays at 9:00am, Genesis Boxing & Fitness, Parksville. 250-248-5511

EverySunday

8:30-11am. St. Ann/St. Edmunds Church,

MEN’S SNOOKER

7pm. Q.B. Legion. 250-753-818

FOOTBALL NIGHT

every Monday Deez Bar & Grill 250-752-8055

NAVY LEAGUE CADETS

Meets 6:30pm for 9-12 year olds 9-12 year old girls and boys. PV Elementary School

PARKSVILLE PROBUS CLUB

Meets third Monday of month. 8:30am. Quality Bayside Resort, Parksville 250-752-1072. parksvilleprobus.ca.

OPEN MIC NIGHT

Every Mon. at The Shady Rest Pub, 7-10pm, 3109 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach.

BINGO

Fraternal Order of Eagles. PV Legion 6-6:45pm & 9pm. 146 Hirst, PV

PV ADULT BADMINTON

Mondays, 7-9pm, Springwood School, $7 drop-in. 250-248-8857

EveryMonday

EveryTuesday

EveryTuesday

PV & DISTRICT ROCK AND GEM CLUB

OS SENIORS BADMINTON 50+

first Tuesday of each month 7 - 9 pm at Red Cedars Room, Parksville Conference Centre Info. contact 248-6177

ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA CAREGIVER’S SUPPORT GROUP

Meets 1st Tuesday /mo.1:30-3:00pm., Stanford Place, 250 Craig St., Parksville. Info: Jane Hope 1-800-462-2833

PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP Meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday/mo. at The Gardens. No fee or requirement. Contact the Breast Group at 250-752-8066 or amen@shaw.ca.

DARTS FOR SENIORS

1:00pm, Parksville Seniors’ Activity & DropIn Centre, 144 Middleton. 248-3200.

ROTARY CLUB OF QB SUNRISE

Tuesday mornings, 7 am at Rotary House Fern Dr. and Beach Rd. TOPS - TAKING POUNDS OFF SENSIBLY weekly 6:30-8pm, Little Qualicum Community Hall. Info:250-752-1275

QUALICUM ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

Third Tuesdays. 1:30-3pm, Community Room, The Gardens of Qualicum, Qualicum Beach. 1-800-462-2833

EveryWednesday

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TIMBERLINE DANCE

7:30-10:30pm. Parksville Legion #49, 146 Hirst Street. Info: 250-752-8542.

CARD GAMES - CRIBBAGE

Every Wed. 1pm, $2 drop-in. Parksville Lawn Bowling Club - 149 E. Stanford PV.

RAINBOW STEW CLOGGERS

Dance every Wed. Noon-3pm Qualicum Beach Community Hall

CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

Every Wed. 11am-Noon, register at oceansidehospice.com or call 250-752-6227

AIR CADETS REGISTRATION OS CONCERT BAND

First Tuesdays. 1:30-3pm. Stanford Place, 250 Craig St, Parksville, Info: 1-800-462-2833

with group “Nous Chantons” 1:30-3:30pm. For location call 250-248-8714.

PQ MAC USERS GROUP OCEANSIDE

WOMEN’S BADMINTON

6:15-9pm at the QB Airport hangar. Every Tuesdays, 7:30pm at KSS High School, New members welcome. Cal 250-752-5909

SINGING in FRENCH

Meets 2nd Tuesday month 7pm; The Forum, City Hall, PV, 250-954-1348. www.pqmug.ca

1:30-3pm, Looking for new members Arrowsmith Activity hall, 250-752-1103

Meetings are on the first Tuesday of each month Sept. to May at St. Columba Church in Parksville. Meetings at 2pm. 250-951-8866.

EveryWednesday

PV ADULT BADMINTON

OCEANSIDE WOOD CARVERS

Art classes by donation, 11am-3pm. 250248-8185

OS PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP

Meet Tuesdays 8:30-10:30am in the Middle School when school is on. Bob 250-951-3001.

QUALICUM BEACH PROBUS CLUB

Meets 1st Tues/mo. St. Stephen’s Church Hall. 9am

TABLE TENNIS

7pm; QB Community Hall; 250-248-6158

THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS’ FAMILY HISTORY CENTRE

Open Tues. 9am-4pm and Tues. evenings by appt. 591 Arbutus Str. QB. 250-752-2233

PQ LINUX/ANDROID USERS GROUP

Meets at 6:30 pm on the third Tuesday/mo. at A & W Restaurant, 540 Island Hwy East, Parksville.Bring your laptop or Android device.

MID ISLAND BLUEGRASS SOCIETY No meeting, getting ready for festivals.

LEARN HOW TO MEDITATE

Tuesdays. Free classes. 5:30pm McMillan Art Centre, 133 McMillan Street, Parksville. www.freemeditation.ca

VIGIL FOR PEACE

Tuesdays. 4:30-5:30pm. Clocktower in Parksville. 250-248-8809 First and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7pm. 241 Moilliet 250-248-5806/250-248-9392

First Monday/mo. 7pm. QB Legion, 250-752-2340

every Tuesday & Thursday 1-3pm at Arrowsmith Activity Centre Ford Rd. Coombs $5 drop in or monthly Info: 250-752-8760

QUALICUM ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

PARKSVILLE LIONS

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STUFF NOT TO MISS BENEFIT CONCERT IN AID OF OCEANSIDE HOSPICE SOCIETY— Friday, May 10,

7:30-10pm. Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, 737 Jones St. All ages. $25.00. 250-752-6227

MT. ARROWSMITH RHODODENDRON SOCIETY GARDEN TOUR— Sat., May 11, 10am-4pm. QB to Dashwood. $15.00. Self Guided Tour. dawsom@shaw.ca. 250-752-3694

OS COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL EAGLECREST GARDEN CLUB

Meets third Wed/month, QBCC 7.00pm. 250-752-6129

HAPPY WANDERERS TRAVEL CLUB

Meets 4th Wed/month, 2pm. St. Columba Church Hall. 250-248-2670.

SANDBAR CAFE & ART GALLERY

Music with Jan Verkerk. 5:30-7pm. 6087 W. Island Hwy. 778-424-4478

ROTARY CLUB OF PARKSVILLE AM

Every Wed. 6:30am meeting at 7am at Beach Club Resort, PV 181 Beachside Dr.

Wednesday, 7-9pm, Springwood School, $7 drop-in. Info: 250-248-8857

MEN’S SNOOKER

(all skill levels invited) 7pm Qualicum Beach Legion. Contact 250-752-8178

LIVE VOCAL MUSIC

Every Wednesday evening, 6-9pm, in the restaurant at The Shady Rest, 3109 W. Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach.

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING

Basic and social. Weekly classes. Q.B. Community Centre. 250-752-3151

AIR CAN. PIONAIRS COFFEE KLATCH

3rd Wed. 10:30am. Bayside Inn 250-752-3575

SEA CADETS

YOGA FOR SENIORS

Ages 12-19 meets on Wednesdays, 6:30-9pm; 250-248-2677BLT2

NANOOSE SENIORS

EveryThursday

PV T.O.P.S.

Parksville City Hall. Every Thursday afternoon, 2-4pm. 250-954-3073

11:15am, Parksville Seniors’ Activity Centre, 144 Middleton Ave. 248-3200 Meets at 11:30am for lunch at Nanoose Place on Second Wed. of month Have fun, meet new people. Wed. nights 4-6pm. St. Stephen’s Church, old lounge. Delores. 250-248-5385

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP

Every Wed. at Knox United Church, PV. 4-5pm, Info: 250-248-3927

FASD PARENT-TO -PARENT SUPPORT GROUP

Caregivers of people affected by fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, 10am. 250-752-6766, ext119

COFFEE WITH THE MAYOR

BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

Meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday/mo. at The Gardens. Noo fee or requirement. Contact the Breast Cancer Group at 250-752-7489 or brook@shaw.ca. BADMINTON AND MINI-TENNIS For adults. In the Lighthouse Centre in Qualicum Bay, Thurs. @ 7 pm. Equipment provided, beginners welcome. Info ph. 250757-8307

OS EMERGENCY SOCIAL SERVICES

Q.B. CORONATION STREET CLUB

EVERYVOICE SINGERS

MACULAR DEGENERATION SUPPORT GROUP

Meetings 9:30-11:30am 250-954-3411

Weds. 7-9pm Errington Hall. 250-228-2247 PHOTOGRAPHY Oceanside photographers meets first Wed month QB Civic Centre 7pm 250-752-8398

Meetings second Thursday at the Qualicum Beach Legion at 2pm, 250-752-8080 Meets last Thur/mo. the Gardens, Qualicum Beach. 1:30pm. Wellness Rm. FMI Val 250468-7556.

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stArtinG Point Two all-candidates forums coming soon Voters in the Parksville Qualicum Beach constituency will have the opportunity to question the people who want to be their MLA in two all-candidates forums in the next few days. First up is Sunday at 2 p.m. at Knox United Church, where the Oceanside Coalition for Integrated Care Advocacy is hosting a forum they say will concentrate on seniors’ issues only. Next up is a forum sponsored by the Parksville and District Chamber of ComMAY 14 merce and The Parksville Qualicum Beach News, Monday starting at 7 p.m. at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre. John Harding, the editor of The NEWS, will moderate this forum. All three officially declared candidates vying to be the MLA for Parksville Qualicum have confirmed for both meetings (Barry Avis of the NDP, David Coupland of the Conservatives and Michelle Stilwell of the Liberals). The provincial election is May 14. — NEWS Staff

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There’s a side to the old cartoon that nobody ever talks about — the part where Ranger Smith is forced to go after Yogi and Boo Boo with a Smith and Wesson. That’s what happened in Qualicum Beach recently, when Conservation Officers were forced to kill a bear that had become habituated to garbage. Crystal McMillan, the executive director of Bearsmart B.C., said the bear had been looting garbage cans on Turner Road and had to be destroyed on April 22. “It was a garbage bear that had been into people’s garbage around there,” McMillan said. “It was getting into garbage repeatedly over a number of days and not leaving the premises where it got the garbage. That’s what they do. They keep coming back once they get those high calorie food sources.” It’s not the bear’s fault, she noted, as it is just doing what comes naturally. Rather, it’s the people who leave their garbage and other attractants out that put conservation officers in the position

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of having to take such drastic action. “I wrote bear hazard assessment for Town of Qualicum Beach and we found that garbage is the number one attractant for bears and other wildlife,” she said. “Most of the attractants are on the outlying areas and that’s where they become food conditioned or habituated. Then they make their way into town. Garbage is high in calories and easily accessed in a lot of places.” McMillan noted she is currently presenting a series of lectures on bear safety for the Regional District of Nanaimo. “We are reaching out to all areas to help them more effectively manage their backyard attractants,” she said. “We are looking at the number one attractant being garbage or food sources left outside, pet foods and compost, barbecues, livestock feed and commercial waste containers.” Surprisingly, she said bird seed is a particularly problematic attractant in Qualicum Beach. “Bears look at bird seed as candy,” she said. The most important thing residents can do to avoid having a hungry bruin nosing about, she said, is to refrain from putting their garbage or recycling bins outside the night before pickup.

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The board of QBRA also asked the town council to amend its policy of asking proponents of large projects to consult with the public through a public presentation of their intentions. In his letter to town council, Adkins said that consultation should “be independently facilitated and collaborative in nature.” Adkins continued: “The process needs to be revised if there is going to be meaningful dialogue with the community on large projects like this (Clarion).” When contacted by The NEWS on Tuesday, Coun. Willie was hesitant to talk about the Clarion project with a public hearing on the horizon, but he wasn’t shy about sharing his opinions of the QBRA. “They get a phone call from the mayor or Scott Tanner and are told what their position will be,” said Willie. “I just don’t trust it (the QBRA) anymore and neither does anyone else.” Tanner is a former president of the QBRA and, like Westbroek, has voted against the first two readings of the bylaws related to the Clarion project. They passed on the strength of yay votes by Willie and councillors Mary Brouilette and Bill Luchtmeijer. Willie said other residents’ associations like Eaglecrest and Chartwell have regularly-posted meetings and function in a democratic fashion that would be foreign to the QBRA. “They (the QBRA) are a bunch of individuals who are trying to interfere with the process,” he said. “It isn’t any democratic process. They (the QBRA) wouldn’t know what a process looks like.” Willie said an example of the QBRA being undemocratic is both the sporadic nature and timing (10:30 a.m.) of the association’s meetings. Wil-

lie said that makes it difficult for working people in their 30s and 40s to participate in the QBRA. “They (young people and families) find themselves isolated from this (QBRA) decision-making process,” said Willie. “It’s time for everybody to participate. I live in Qualicum Beach but I would never join that organization because I wouldn’t want to see my name with those comments (from the April 30 QBRA news release).” In a telephone interview with The NEWS on Tuesday, Adkins responded to Willie’s comments about the QBRA. “We don’t get called by them (Westbroek and Tanner) to tell us what our position will be,” said Adkins. “We are quite willing to listen to anybody. We are really working hard to do some good in the community and give some people a voice.” Adkins said his group “wants to avoid conflict” but wants council to put just one meeting between the public hearing and third reading of the Clarion bylaws so councillors can get more input from the public about the proposed development. The public hearing related to the Clarion project is scheduled for 7 p.m., Monday, May 6 at town hall. Third reading of the bylaws related to the Clarion is schedule for immediately following the public hearing. The bylaws must also pass a fourth reading at a future council meeting. Town spokesperson Patricia Huntsman said Tuesday the meeting will be moved to the civic centre if it’s determined Monday night there are too many people for the council chambers to handle. Hunstman said the civic centre is available for such a move Monday night.

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THURSDAY SPOTLIGHT: People, places and issues of the Parksville/Qualicum Beach region NEW HOMESCHOOLING PROGRAM IN PARKSVILLE QUALICUM BEACH SCHOOL DISTRICT

Becoming fabulous learners At the beginning of this school year, there were 8-10 students enrolled in the middle school program — by June, there will be about 30. Children are thriving in this small, personalized learning environment continued FROM PAGE A1 LISSA ALEXANDER reporter@pqbnews.com

The students don’t spend long hours in a classroom and they don’t stress out about tests. If they do poorly on a test or quiz they can retake it as many times as they like. And the big difference between CEAP and traditional school is that students and parents create their own schedules. Students can even get credit for the work they are doing outside of school, if it translates to prescribed learning outcomes (PLO) set by the Ministry of Education. For instance someone heavily into horseback riding may log about their training, and outline steps for improvement, and this may meet their English PLO for the year. “I’ve literally had parents leave in tears, so happy to say, finally what my child is doing in real life is going to get recognized as learning,” said Granholm. Colette SchilWe see students that have berg has two chilnot believed in themselves dren in CEAP’s middle school as learners before and all of a sudden become these program. Her son has epilepsy and fabulous learners was having a hard sarah-jane granholm time in traditional school. There was too much noise and commotion and he was struggling, she said. Halfway through Grade 8 last year he decided to try CEAP. Schilberg’s daughter, who dances 18 to 20 hours a week, saw how well her brother was doing in CEAP and asked if she could also try the program. Schilberg said the results for both kids were shocking. “They’re actually learning more now,” she said. “I’m just like wow right, because I was never a parent that thought I would homeschool.” Granholm said the CEAP program makes a lot of sense for students

like this. Students who are heavily involved in sports are still expected to take a physical education course, which doesn’t make a lot of sense, she said. At the beginning of the school year there were 8-10 kids enrolled in CEAP’s middle school program and by the end of the year they will have about 30. In this small, personalized learning environment the kids are thriving, Granholm said. Students who were identified as having a learning disability in traditional school have now lost that label, Granholm explained. They no longer need extra time for tests or assignments because they have a personalized plan that is working for them. And the issue of bullying is non-existent, she said. “We see students that have not believed in themselves as learners before and all of a sudden become these fabulous learners.” CEAP’s principal Jeff Temple said he feels CEAP is current and the program understands how children learn in the 21st century. The model offers flexibility and choices, he said. “It isn’t about filling yourself up with a bunch of information, it’s about problem solving and critical thinking,” he said. The program is not for everyone, Temple said, as some kids are better suited to learning in a classroom. And some of CEAP’s programs involve quite a bit more parent involvement than traditional school. Besides the middle school program CEAP has a Kindergarten to Grade 6 program, a secondary program, an adult program and a number of other programs that work collaboratively with schools in the district. In 2007 there were 186 people enrolled with CEAP and in 2012 there

were 808. Granholm said she thinks in the future all schools will become more blended. She said the current traditional system does work for some students but it doesn’t work for many others. She repeated an analogy she heard while taking her masters degree in education. “If you got a teacher and a doctor from a 100 years ago and you beamed them into today, a doctor wouldn’t know where they were and a teacher would be right at home,” she said.

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Marking Palliative Care Month in Canada this May, The Oceanside Hospice Society (OHS) has a number of events and longer-term projects in the works. The non-profit society is focusing on making end-of-life support, programs and services known to residents through things like their annual Hike for Hospice this Sunday, May 5, bringing in the Vancouver Welshmen`s Choir May 10 and introducing a unique new “Before I Die I Want To” project to the beach. Executive director Lynn Wood said they are also eagerly awaiting the response of Qualicum Beach town council to their request for a long-term lease and partnership on their Valhalla House headquarters, which would allow them to start some major improvements. She said a recent report by the Town of Qualicum Beach found “a number of environmental issues that need to be mitigated,” at an estimated cost of $250,000 to $300,000. Already straining with a lack of

space and looking to an increase in the need for hospice services, OHS had an outside consultant develop some conceptual options from fixing the house, to expanding it or tearing it down and starting again and the board decided, considering the cost of renovation it would be best to knock it down.

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In the meantime, they are waiting for town council’s response, which would direct OHS’s next move and decisions based on what they were able to do with the house. If given the long term lease, Wood said they were ready to go and would begin a more detailed planning and fundraising campaign to build a $1.5 million building that would match the style of the current 1913 house and accommodate future growth. While they wait the society is undertaking a number of events to encourage people to consider end of life issues now. They are starting a unique new art project asking the community to share

their hopes and dreams about what they want to do before they die. It is based on an acclaimed project by artist Candy Chang (http://candychang.com/before-i-die-in-nola/) which she developed to honour a loved one who died. Through May there will be two triangular shaped blackboard structures built on the waterfront of Qualicum Beach and Parksville with a template and chalk for people to leave messages. With permission, people will be video taped for a You Tube component of the project. The society sees it a platform to introduce the value of hospice programs and services to the community about “having the conversation” about your wishes for advanced care and what is important to you. This weekend, OHS is focused on this weekend’s big hike which starts and ends at Valhalla House at 210 Crescent Road West, Qualicum Beach and loops around town and accommodates people of all fitness levels. Registration starts at 11 a.m., the walk is at noon. Next weekend, don’t miss the Vancouver Welshmen’s Choir benefit concert, Friday, May 10 at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available through hospice and the Coast Realty offices in Parksville and Qualicum Beach.

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Letters HEARD, NOT HERDED Let us all get out and vote. While all the candidates are decent and well-intentioned people, we must make our decision on the future and how our voice in government, your local representative, can help get our debt reduced, reel in bureaucratic and labour costs (and accountability) and clean up the current mess and misdirection. We must analyse the party and where it leads their followers. There is a move to try to involve the youth, and while that might generate votes, perhaps they do not quite understand the big picture. One needs to have a longer-term experience (and ‘street smart’ knowledge) to understand the big picture, while the middle group, the worker bees, are too busy trying to survive, as they learn through the school of hard knocks. Meanwhile the last batch — yeah that’s the grey hairs — are either too comfortable or even disenchanted or think that they won’t make a difference because voting conflicts with their leisure time activities. All of us must get informed and get out and be heard, not herded. Look at where you want to be in 20 years and elect a group of persons with the toughness, adequate skills, lots of drive and enthusiasm to tackle the issues to make that be. Apathy or a thought-out vote? AllAn ClArk Qualicum Beach

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they decide their vote according to the party or the candidate. This same question has been asked in other media as well. The next question ought to be: Are you aware that in our parliamentary democracy MLAs are obliged to vote according to party policy? In our system, if enough government members vote against their party’s wishes,   the government will fall and there will be another election. Usually politicians want to avoid this. So, a candidate who becomes a member of government likely will never vote according to the wishes of his or her constituents if those wishes do not agree with the government. rAlph MArtin Qualicum Beach

liviNg iN fEAR I was saddened to read the letter from the young man who was treated so poorly by the seniors in Qualicum Beach. Apparently this is a common occurrence. My neighbour told me of similar experiences her kids have had in QB. I hope the young people have also run into seniors who treasure their company here. All I can think of is, the miserable seniors are so fearful of their up and coming return to their maker that they have become inconsiderate of others. Perhaps they have forgotten what it is like to be young and full of energy. I guess we should have compassion for them. Living in fear is a terrible thing. Our community needs a healthy crosssection of ages. The young people bring vitality and en-

ergy to a community and the seniors maybe a little more wisdom — you would hope. Don’t let the comments of some fearful, miserable seniors make you think you aren’t welcome here, dear younger ones. I hope you stay in QB and encourage your friends to do so as well. DAwne BrAnDel Qualicum Beach

RADiATiON REsEARCH Re: Faye Carmody’s recent letter to the editor about smart meters (“Radiation realities’). Let me begin by assuring Carmody that we did extensive research into RF-EMF energy sources prior to submitting our letter to The NEWS. My son is currently engaged in PhD studies in this field at LMU/Munich so we had access to a meta-analysis of the data from 88 credible peer-reviewed publications on this subject from the top global research institutions (1990–2012). Our article specifically addressed the unfounded fears our seniors have of the cancer causing effects of RF energy from smart meters. That said, EMF sensitivity is an associated topic I avoided, because of the obvious controversy and that we recently had a friend cured of her EMF sensitivity following three therapy sessions at a US clinic. As well, the many apparent effects of EMF exposure you mention are also classic symptoms of candida overgrowth and insulin resistance resulting from the high sugar diet of today’s western civilization. 

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Parksville’s Paradise Fun Park is marking 25 years this summer with draws throughout the season and a big anniversary weekend in June. Owned by Mike and Joan Jiggins and run by their daughter Sue and her husband Joseph Lafanci since it opened, the park features dual 18-hole mini golf courses, bumper boats and an iconic giant woman’s shoe. “We’ve seen people coming here since they were little kids and now

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MAY 2013

GENERAL ELECTION Get ready to vote. Identification Rules for Voting Voters must prove their identity and current residential address to get a ballot or register to vote at the time of voting. Any one of the following pieces of identification is acceptable:

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Vote on General Voting Day Voters can attend any general voting location in the province from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Pacific time), Tuesday, May 14, 2013.

The following persons have been nominated as candidates for Alberni-Pacific Rim for the 40th Provincial General Election.

Alberni-Pacific Rim Electoral District Candidate’s Name:

Financial Agent:

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Darren Frank DeLuca BC Liberal Party

Greg Mollon 3945 Johnston Rd, Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 5N4

Peter Doukakis 3945 Johnston Rd, Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 5N4

Scott Kenneth Fraser BC NDP

Marlene Dietrich 5925 Cherryvale Lane, Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 8S1

Marlene Dietrich 5925 Cherryvale Lane, Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 8S1

Enid Mary Sangster-Kelly BC Conservative Party

Terence Moore 1376 Leffler, Errington, BC, V0R 1V0

Brian Sangster-Kelly 1234 Grafton Ave, Errington, BC, V0R 1V0

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GENERAL ELECTION The following persons have been nominated as candidates for Parksville-Qualicum for the 40th Provincial General Election.

Parksville-Qualicum Electoral District Candidate’s Name:

Financial Agent:

Barry Avis BC NDP

Paul Grinder 3349 Blueback Dr, Nanoose Bay, BC, V9P 9H9

Official Agent:

David Bernard Coupland BC Conservative Party

Leif Johansen 7460 Relke Rd, Duncan, BC, V9L 6A7

Michelle Stilwell BC Liberal Party

Campbell MacLean PO Box 760 Stn Main, Parksville, BC, V9P 2G8

General Voting Places:

John Doan 105-280 Island Hwy E, Parksville, BC, V9P 1K8

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District Electoral Offices: 220-198 Island Hwy E Parksville, BC (250) 951-3080

Christian Fellowship Centre 825 Village Way, Qualicum Beach, BC

Nanaimo Ecumenical Centre 6234 Spartan Rd, Nanaimo, BC

Qualicum Beach Civic Centre 747 Jones St, Qualicum Beach, BC

Christian Fellowship Centre 825 Village Way, Qualicum Beach, BC

Costin Hall 7232 Lantzville Rd, Lantzville, BC

Nanoose Place 2925 Northwest Bay Rd, Nanoose Bay, BC

Randerson Ridge Elem School 6021 Nelson Rd, Nanaimo, BC

McGirr Elem School 6199 McGirr Rd, Nanaimo, BC

Lasqueti Comm Centre 206 Main Rd, Lasqueti Island, BC

Parksville Comm & Conf Centre 132 Jensen Ave E, Parksville, BC

St. Columba Presbyterian Church 921 Wembley Rd, Parksville, BC

Parksville Fellowship Baptist Church 550 Pym St N, Parksville, BC

McGirr Elem School 6199 McGirr Rd, Nanaimo, BC

Parksville Fellowship Baptist Church 550 Pym St N, Parksville, BC

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Though the numbers were down a bit, the eighth annual Dashwood Fire Department Head Shave in support of the Canadian Cancer Society was considered a success, said organizer Harvey Twidale. “Our head shave was a great event with 22 shaves including one straight razor shave. We had a much younger group participate and a couple of families involved,” Twidale reported Monday. “We had two ladies again this year with one having hair that will be sent off by the cancer people to where they make wigs for those who lose their hair.” Though still counting and accepting donations he estimates the total raised will be about $2,000, bringing their eight year total over $35,000. “Again thanks to Evelyn from Evelyn’s Barber Shop and Cheryle from the Bayside Salon. This is their seventh year shaving heads. Quality Foods generously donated the refreshments and the Canadian Cancer Society provided volunteers to look after the donations,” he said of the festive family event.

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Serena Jack was filled with passion and ambition the moment she picked up the violin at five years old. And the 14-year-old’s recent stack of first place certificates from the Upper Island Music Festival in Nanaimo, in both violin and piano, confirms her enthusiasm for music hasn’t wavered, and the sky’s the limit for her musical career. “When I first started playing I knew it didn’t sound very good at first, but to me that sound was really great, so I thought if it was great now what will it look like in 10 years?” she said. The Parksville resident recently picked up three first-place awards in all three categories she entered for Grade 8 violin and three first-place awards in all three categories she entered in Grade 6 piano. Plus she won two bursaries, one for each instrument, for her exceptional performances at the competition. This was the first time Jack competed in piano and the third time she has entered for violin, for which she has taken home a number of other first place awards in the past. But this year proved more difficult than past years, and not because of a lack of determination. Jack almost didn’t enter the competition this year because her grandmother was sick with cancer in Calgary and she was flying back and forth repeatedly to the city while she was meant to be preparing for the competition. Her grandmother passed away in January and a week before the festival Jack played the violin at her funeral. “It was a bit of a struggle but it was really good because it was a good challenge for me,” she said. “Violin just always makes me happy.” Jack’s love for the violin began while taking Kinder music at five years old and hearing a violin from the shop next door. She asked her mom if she could get one

and for her sixth birthday she was given a rental. Her mom told her if she practised every day then she could get her own violin and lessons. “So I practised every day for a long time,” Jack said cheerfully. Jack said she thinks she had an infatuation with the violin because it was a lot trickier than other instruments and she likes a challenge. She took up the piano two years ago because she is working towards her teacher’s certification with the Royal Conservatory of Music, and she needs to have piano under her belt as well. She said learning the piano has been fun, and she loves “flying around” the keys. And because she has developed into such a strong violinist, learning the piano was pretty easy, she said. Jack is home-schooled and will be entering Grade 11 this September (a year earlier than usual). Upon graduation she hopes to attend a music university like Juilliard in New York City or the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music, where she’ll focus on violin. And she looks forward to a wide ranging performance career. For now Jack is looking forward to attending some music camps this summer, two in the United States and one in Comox, which she’ll use her bursary money to attend. Until then she’ll continue to enjoy practising the violin and honing her craft. “It’s very free, and when I’m playing a certain kind of music, I know how to make it sound really incredible, and I love that.” Jack will be holding her second children’s summer music camp with local musician Gerry Barnum this August. The two will teach kids aged 9-12 a variety of instruments including violin, guitar, percussion as well as voice. The camp will run for five days which have yet to be confirmed. For more information e-mail greenotejack@hotmail. com.

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Serena Jack recently took home three first-place awards in violin and three firstplace awards in piano at the Upper Island Music Festival, along with bursaries.

Youth Mosaic Talent Showcase held this Saturday at Knox United Church Enjoy an evening watching young talent while helping support rising stars in the community at this year’s Mosiac Youth Talent Showcase, taking place Saturday night. The show is produced by local country music singer Beth Marie Anderson and sponsored by the Parksville

Rotary Club. A number of youth performers have been selected to perform in a variety of artistic disciplines and each will receive a scholarship to further their education in that area. The show takes place May 4 at Knox United Church

in Parksville. Doors open at 6 and the show begins at 7 p.m. Desserts and coffee will be available. Tickets are $15 available at Cranky Dog Music, Mulberry Bush Book Stores and Smithfords. Ages 12 and under are free. —NEWS Staff


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A vocal workshop including a game of world voice exploration will be taking place Sunday, May 5 at the Abbey in Cumberland. Vocal improv teacher Joanna Finch is presenting a three hour experience in VocalEase games and music-making. The group will sing in a circle incorporating sound patterns that Finch lays out, work with partners, and use movement and body music to lock the rhythms in. Improvisational singing is said to release tension and help improve mental clarity with the body/vocal integration. Call Finch at 250 792-3717 or email joyjobird@gmail.com to register. Go to VocalEase at Facebook https:// w w w . f a c eb o o k. c o m / p ag e s / VocalEase/575695529113597 for more info about this and other workshops. The cost is $25 and pre-registration is required. All ages are welcome. —NEWS Staff

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PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF FOOD PRIMARY LICENCE APPLICATION PERMANENT CHANGE TO OCCUPANCY Notice is given that the City of Parksville intends to provide comment to the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch by resolution at the Wednesday, May 22, 2013 meeting of Council regarding an application for a permanent change to the following Food Primary Liquor Licence: LOCATION: 678 Island Highway East APPLICANT: Sunset Lanes HOURS: No Change OCCUPANCY CAPACITY: Increase indoor capacity from 15 to 30 patrons PROPOSED USE: Liquor-Primary (No Change)

PROPOSED PERMANENT CHANGE TO FOOD PRIMARY LIQUOR LICENCE: To increase the licenced occupancy from 15 to 30 patrons inside while maintaining the current 20 patrons on the patio. Nearby residents and businesses who consider their interest in property to be affected by this application may comment in writing by 4:00 pm on Monday, May 13, 2013 or in person at the Council meeting scheduled for 6:00 pm on May 22, 2013 in the Forum at the Parksville Civic and Technology Centre, 100 Jensen Avenue East, Parksville. MAIL: PO Box 1390, 100 Jensen Avenue East, Parksville, BC V9P 2H3 FAX: (250) 954-4685 EMAIL: planning@parksville.ca For further information contact the Community Planning and Building Department at (250) 954-4697

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A free youth challenge night is happening this Monday in Coombs in celebration of Youth Week. Youth ages 11 to 18 can test their skills in baseball, floor hockey, chicken chuckin, table tennis, Jenga, chess and more. There will be a chance for a draw prize with every challenge and there are prizes for top competitors. Refreshments will be served. The event runs May 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Coombs Fairgrounds. —NEWS Staff

Circle jam at MAC A music circle jam is starting up at the MacMillan Arts Centre on May 8 and will continue on the second Wednesday of each month. This is an opportunity for people to come together and play in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. People can bring their instrument of choice to the session. Song books will be available and people can bring songs along for the group to play. Admission is $5 at the door. For more information email parksvillecirclejam@shaw.ca. —NEWS Staff Sept 1st Music by:

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Notice of Public Open House Session Community Parks and Trails Strategy The Regional District of Nanaimo, Recreation and Parks Department, is developing a Community Parks & Trails Strategy for Electoral Area F. You and your family are invited to provide feedback on Concept plans. Light refreshments provided.

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Albert Stewart MACHAN Sept. 6, 1919 - Mar. 23, 2013

The Machan family at large are deeply saddened by the death of our Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, best friend and mentor. Allie was born in Antler, Sask and took over the responsibility of running the farm, and helping his mother raise 5 younger siblings, after the death of his father Stewart in 1937. Three older siblings had already left home to work away. This was to be Dad’s role for life, looking after everyone in his family and developing the strong family bond that he had with all of his extended family. Also building his strength of character, loyalty and pride. In 1948, Allie met Beth, a teacher, and they formed a union for life, marrying in July 1949 at Jedburgh, Sask. at Beth’s grandfather’s homestead. Allie, I am sure, had seen himself staying on the family farm forever but due to severe asthma during harvest Dad had to leave his beloved farm. On a trip to Port Alberni to visit with friends they decided to settle there. That was in 1955. Dad worked at Woodward’s until 1983 while Mom had gone back to teaching. In 1978 they moved to Parksville where Allie bought a boat, did lots of fishing, golfing and curling, until his back pain became so unbearable he had to give them up. Al was involved in many activities over the years, being involved with whatever sports his 3 children were involved with: ball, soccer, hockey. No matter how tired after a day of work he would find time to have a few minutes playing catch or kicking the ball with one of his children or driving wherever they needed to get to. Family was always most important to him. Al and Beth were involved in many church, community and family occasions, always up for a game of bridge, crib or, for the kids, Rummoli was the favourite, for which Al saved his pennies in a jar. Both loved dancing. Every summer meant a trip back to Saskatchewan to visit EVERYONE. Two weeks of whirlwind visiting, there and back. Incredible stamina but no one was left out. Al, of course, to get his seasonal dose of wheat, oats and good prairie beef. Always the farmer. Carol, Sandra and Wayne, and their families, always enjoyed going “home” which was wherever Mom and Dad were. There was always lots of people to visit, old teachers, shut-in friends whom Dad would take us to visit as he knew how much pleasure it gave them. Games of cards, great meals (mostly home grown) with lots of family and friends . Dad, we are thankful that you have no pain and we hope you are taking in 18 holes daily and getting those seeds planted. We have many happy memories to get us by, but we miss you. Al is survived by his children Carol (Jim), Sandra and Wayne ( Leanne). Grandchildren Kirsti (Joseph), Kimberley (Ashley), Kayleigh (Dustin) and Kathlyn (Travis). Great grandchildren Bailey, Keeley, Noah, Mackynlee and Calder. Siblings Elsie, Glenn (Claire), Llew and Ken (Shirley) along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Donations in Dad’s name can be made to the charity of your choice. Dad gave to them all. A memorial will be held Aug. 9, during a family reunion, time and place to be determined.

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ANNA GENOE May 8, 1959 - April 25, 2013

Anna died peacefully in the Palliative Care Unit at Nanaimo Hospital with family by her side after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. Anna grew up in the Qualicum Beach area and remained there for her adult life. She began postal work by helping her parents with R.R.#1 mail delivery and began working in the Post Office right after High School. Anna served as Post Mistress until her life was taken too soon by cancer. Anna dedicated her life to caring for her daughter, Cheri who predeceased her in November, 2011. She was a gifted photographer taking pictures of wildlife, flowers, and birds; she was an active member of Oceanside Photography Club. Anna goes to join her beloved parents, Ruth and Wilson Le Grand and her sweet daughter, Cheri. She leaves to mourn her sister, Mary Louise (Stan) Douglass of Victoria; her brother, John (Randi) Le Grand; her nephews, Trevor Douglass, Mark Le Grand; niece, Nicole Jansen and her great nieces and nephews and cousins as well as her great aunt, Florence Grieve. Anna leaves behind many wonderful, kind, caring friends. Thank you to the wonderful staff at the Palliative Care Unit in Nanaimo. A special thank you to Dr. McClure, his wife Diane, and Dr. Reiger for their care for Anna. Thank you to Anna’s loving friends and neighbours who supported her during her illness.

In lieu of flowers, please honour Anna’s memory with donations to the Cops for Cancer. Please join us in a celebration of Anna’s life to be held on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 2:30 pm in the Bradley Center in Coombs, BC. To send a condolence to the family please visit www. yatesfuneral.ca YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.

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John Robertson SMITH

March 22, 1921 – April 26, 2013 John passed away on April 26, 2013 in Parksville, BC. He was predeceased by his parents John “Jack” and Christina (Malloy) Smith; brother Bruce G. Smith; sister Evelyn Qually and loving wife Joyce P. Smith. Father to Cheryl (Maurice) Servant of Sylvan Lake, Alberta, Gary (Marlene) of Calgary, Alberta, Lorisa (Terry) Ganes of Birch Hills, Saskatchewan, and Tracy Smith of Calgary; grandfather of Shane, Rachel, Kyla, Christopher, Tim, Micheal, and Kristie; great-grandfather of Hailey, Alyssa, Jaymin, Alexys, Nathanial, Kailyn, Carsen, Shelby, Brandi, Kaleb, Brody and Kira; brothers James “Jim” R. Smith of Parksville, BC and Victor M. Smith of Victoria, BC; and many past and present friends in Moose Jaw and La Ronge, Saskatchewan and Parksville. Born in Lethbridge, Alberta on March 22, 1921, he volunteered for active duty with the Royal Canadian Air Force in November 1940, at the age of 18. John achieved the rank of Sergeant while serving with the 419 RSU (Repair Salvage Unit). His active duty included time spent in Britain and Europe. John was awarded 5 active duty medals. He and his unit landed on Juno Beach D-Day plus 1 (June 7). After the war ended, he returned to Canada and married the love of his life, Joyce James in 1945. They moved from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan to La Ronge, Saskatchewan in 1960, with their four children. John worked for Co-op Fisheries in La Ronge as a refrigeration engineer until his retirement in 1982. John was one of 5 founding members of the La Ronge Royal Canadian Legion Branch 371. In 2012, he was awarded his 50 year pin for service with the Legion. John and Joyce were both very active legion members in the community. He played an instrumental part in the development of the golf course as well as the Don Allen Ski Trails in La Ronge. La Ronge was home for John and Joyce until 1995 when they relocated to Parksville, BC. John had a dry sense of humour and enjoyed a good laugh. He purchased his first computer at the age of 75 and kept his mind sharp by learning to do all his banking online. John was also an avid reader.

His family and friends admired, loved and respected him and he will be sorely missed. A private interment took place at Yates Cemetery on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 2:00 pm. Please consider a donation in John’s memory to the Arthritis Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation. To send a condolence to the family please visit www.yatesfuneral.ca YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.


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Robert (Bob) Gordon Weir (1941 – 2013) It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing on April 22, 2013 of Robert (Bob) Weir at the age of 71. He was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, August 6, 1941 and raised in Vernon, B.C. from 1952. Bob was predeceased by his parents, William (Bill), Constance Jean and his daughter, Valarie. Bob was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He is survived by his loving wife Marilyn, daughter Debbie (Trevor), grandchildren Alycia and Matthew, great grandson Trace, brother Doug (Judi), nephews Keith (Shawna) and Cal (Bonnie). There are also many friends who will miss him greatly. Bob apprenticed at Vernon Daily News as a typographer and later became a successful business man and co-founder of Vernon Accu-Print Ltd. He also had the honour of being the only lifetime member of the Kalamalka Fly Fishers in Vernon. He retired to Parksville, B.C. on Vancouver Island to continue his lifelong passion for fishing. He was well known for his flies and rod building and many hours were spent in the “Snake room” with friends, “Tying flies and tellin’ lies”. He will always be remembered for his outgoing, love-of-life personality, social gatherings and of course his famous BBQ’s. Many camping and fishing trips bring a smile to all that had the pleasure of going with him. His generosity was legendary and he truly was an original!

Tight Lines Forever, Bob! A celebration of life is planned for Saturday, May 25, 2013 at Morningstar Golf Course Pavilion, Parksville, B.C., from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm An open house is also planned for Sunday, June 16, 2013 at the Weir Farm, 1090 Otter Lake Road, Armstrong, B.C. at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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Sheila Mary Slaney August 13, 1930 – April 27, 2013

With great sorrow we announce the peaceful passing of our Mom, Sheila Slaney, at her home on April 27th. Sheila, the daughter of Harry and Celia Burgoyne, was born in Vancouver and grew up in Hilliers along with her brothers. She graduated in 1947 from Qualicum Beach High School and completed her senior matriculation at UBC. Sheila received her RN from Vancouver General Hospital in 1950 and nursed in Merced, California, and Port Alberni. Sheila and Terry were married in 1952 and moved into their home on Hirst Ave. Parksville where Sheila resided for the past 62 years. Sheila was an active member of the community. Over the years, Sheila was involved as a volunteer with therapeutic riding, S.O.S., Mt. Arrowsmith Hikers, her swim club and badminton. Sheila had a vibrant daycare which was a home away from home for a multitude of children for over 25 years. Later in life, Sheila travelled the world and enjoyed riding her bike, gardening, baking for many and visiting family and friends. Sheila lived a full and happy life and will be greatly missed by her children Marnie, Michael and Brenda, Douglas, Wendy, Karen, Diane and Paul, and Mary Lou and Michael. Sheila was a loving grandma to Nelson, Tanya, and Garth, Tyler and Mitchell and Shauna and Heather. She is survived by her brother Bill. Sheila is predeceased by her husband Terry and her youngest brother Gordon. We express our heartfelt gratitude to our Uncle Bill and Aunty Kay, Aunty Margaret, Cousin Bob, good friend Sue and everyone else who contributed to Mom’s quality of life. We also extend our thanks to the Pharmasave Staff especially Tammie and Stacey, Dr. Sulz, Dr. Waite, Dr. Most and Jane and Cindy from Radiology. In lieu of flowers, donations in Sheila’s memory may be sent to North Island Wildlife Recovery Association or Arrowsmith Search and Rescue. A gathering for family and friends will be held later this summer.

Happy riding, Mom!

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HAULING AND SALVAGE ALL TYPES of hauling. Small loads, garden waste, construction debris & junk. Call Ron 250-757-2094, 250-228-1320. HAUL AWAY Garden and Yard Waste and Junk. Free Estimates. Call 250-240-1116. JUNK TO THE DUMP. Jobs Big or small, I haul it all! I recycle & donate to local charities. Call Sean 250-741-1159. WAYNE’S HAUL-AWAY. Will haul away unwanted whatever. Small engine repair, Bondable, Call 250-752-1639.

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GARAGE SALES 446, Crescent Rd W. QB. Inside, 4 May 9am til? New doors, bike, yarn, baskets, bread maker, stereo, discs. Furniture. Good stuff for guys. 4 FAMILY GARAGE SALE Saturday, May 4th.( 8-1) On Tournament Tour in Eaglecrest. Furniture, fine china, tools, fishing gear, plants, computer chair, printer, toys, wine making equip., golf equip.,crafts, etc... CHARTWELL, 781 York Pl. Sat. May 4th, (9-1). 2 Family Sale! Household, garden, tools CHARTWELL. SAT. May 4, 10am-1pm. Outdoor furniture, equipment & ornaments. 740 Banwell Court, off Sunrise. COOMBS, 1985 Pierpont Rd, Sun, May 5, 10am-2pm. Courtenay Flea Market EVERY SUNDAY Puntledge Road past bottle depot No booking required. Space $15 Vendors set up 7am-2pm Call Greg 250-334-1540

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FRENCH CREEK, 641 Imperial Dr. May 4 (10-3). Multi family, crafts, hardware, marine & outdoor. Treasures!!

FRENCH CREEK: 751 Woodland Dr., Sat and Sun, 9am3pm. House furniture and garage sale. Rain or shine.

FRENCH CREEK, 876 Barclay Cresc. May 3 & 4 (8-3). Moving Sale. Contents, tools etc, etc, etc. HUGE GARAGE & Plant Sale at the Parksville TAOIST TAI CHI CLUBHOUSE. Saturday, May 4th, 8am-1pm! - HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, BOOKS, PLANTS AND MUCH MORE. 491A East Island Hwy, opposite Tim Horton’s.

NANOOSE BAY, 1264 Marina Way (Beachcomber). May 4 (8-12). Tons of new dog related items & household items. ONE Day Only Garage Sale (Sunday May 5th) 8am - 1pm No Early Birds Please! 799 Rupert Rd, Airport Side. PARKSVILLE 1240 Fair Rd. May 4 (8-1). One day only. 50 yrs of hoarding. Something for everyone. No early birds.

PARKSVILLE - 16 Trill Drive 8 til noon Sat. May 4. Family & friends spring cleaning = lots of great stuff including antique mirrors, brand new Viberg work boots, 2 wheelchairs, motorcycle helmets, toys, household & kitchen things, accessories and collectibles.

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PARKSVILLE, 500 Corfield St. (Creekside multi family) May 4 (8:30-12). Scrapbooking, household items, tools, furniture, treasures galore!!

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PARKSVILLE - 233 James St. Sat May 4th (8-2). Short box Chev. Canopy, Aluminum boat rack, generator, TV stand, tools, dining room set, camping gear, quad & trailer, misc. Cancel if raining. Lots for all.

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PARKSVILLE, 508 Pym St. Sat. May 4th (9-4). Household, small appli’s., Brother MFC laser printer, Roland Em 10 keyboard. Rain or Shine! PARKSVILLE, 657 Martindale Rd. Sun. May 5th. (9-1). 3 Family Sale! Boys & Girls clothes & toys, small appli’s, small furn., ladies clothes (1x & 2x) & accessories, household items. Rain or Shine!

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper? SINGLE 3 position bed with vibrator. Power control $250. Like new. Call 250-248-4348 SOFA, SMALL + Boyes, hardwood frame, re-uphol. $250; coffee table, wood, 2 drawer, mag. shelf $200; 2 lazyboy recliners, dusty blue, 3 yrs, pair $350; Armoire, office behind the door, $200; 2 button back velvet chairs, exc. qual., $300 obo. Call 250-586-4716

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS ANTIQUE PLAYER Pano Built in 1913. Approx 100 rolls of music beautiful sound, very good condition. $2,500. 250-334-3667

PARKSVILLE, 678 Foxtail Ave. Sat. May 4th. (8-1), “Guy”- rage Sale! Fishing, tools, unfinished project stuff! PARKSVILLE, 760 Sanderson Rd. Sat. May 4th, (8-3). Lots of good things! Rain or Shine PARKSVILLE FORBES Ave. Multi family. May 4 (9-1). Furniture, tools, awesome collectibles, something for all!! PARKSVILLE MAPLE Glen Subdivision Annual Yards Sale (Between Hirst (off Chestnut) & Despard). May 4 (8:30-?). Many neighbours, many deals.

PIANO, MASON & Excellent condition, overseas. $800. (250)756-6125.

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Plant Book & Bake Sale St Anne/St Edmund’s Church Hall 407 Wembley Rd. at Church Rd. Parksville Sat .May 4th. 9am - noon. QUALICUM, 298 Garden Rd. East, Sat, May. 4, 8am-2pm. Huge Yard Sale. Something for everyone. QUALICUM 542 Hawthorne Dr. Sat. May 4th (8-1). Household items, clothing, wine making equipment. Rain or shine. QUALICUM, 618 Yambury Rd. Sat. May 4th (7:30-3). Tools, power tools, household items, picture frames, electronics, gas lawn-mower.

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QUALICUM BEACH, 1144 Wellington Dr. May 4 & 5 (9-3). Estate sale.

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QUALICUM BEACH 135 Hoylake Rd W. (off Memorial Ave.) Sat May 4th (8am-1pm). Antiques, paintings, house decor, misc., Nice Condition!

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MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE 60’S RETRO Bdrm Suite, 3-piece, $300; Antique living room chairs (2) $50 ea, Dining Rm table/4chairs, $100; Buffet, $200; Bookcase, $75; Roll Top Desk $75; Treddle Sewing Mach. $100. 250-753-0806 ANTIQUE MAPLE dining suite, centre claw leg, $200. Wool carpets/Sears, 3-matching. Dusty rose w/pastel edging. $125. 1 (250)753-7397

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

GRANITE COUNTERTOPS. Various colors & price range. Will help move. (250)618-1943

Ladysmith Semi-oceanfront 6.5 acres, 2,600ft, 3bdrm, 1.5 bath home. Thermal windows, etc. $448,000. Agents welcome. (250)245-8950 N.NANAIMO: 5bdrm, 4.5bath AND 1bdrm legal suite. Landscaped/fenced yard. Near beach, schools & shopping. Beautifully finished. Hardie planks exterior, dble entrance doors, 5-skylights, front & rear deck w/barbeque hookups, heat pump, 3 luxurious gas FPs. Beautiful ocean views. Furniture included. 6523 Peregraine Rd. $700,000. (250)758-4963

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HOUSES FOR SALE COLLEGE HEIGHTS. 3-level, 4bdrm +1bdrm suite. Beautiful Ocean & City views. 0% Down! Easy to buy. Call (250)753-0160 for more info.

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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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DOWNTOWN QUALICUM- 1 bdrm + den condo, completely reno’d, covered prkg, lrg patio, granite counters, stainless appls. Avail May 1. $950. Refs, NS/NP. (250)752-3419.

COOMBS, 1 bdrm RV, includes hydro,cable. Quiet person only. $500. 250-927-1113

PARKSVILLE (181 Corfield)3 bdrm, 1 bath, fenced yard. F/S, W/D. NS/NP. $1100./mo + utils. Avail June 1st. 250757-9696, 250-927-0818.

COOMBS, 2 bdrm basement suite. N/S. Pet considered. $600./mo. 250-248-6292

SHOREWATER RESORT luxury, 1 bdrm, + loft condo , short or long term, on the beach in Qualicum Beach. Avail Jun 1 $1500/mo Call 250-752-3813

ERRINGTON, 2 bdrm, 5 appliances, N/S, N/P, 4k from Parksville, $750 p/m, includ. Hydro. Ref’s Req’d Avail. Immed. Call 250-248-9555

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COTTAGES PARKSVILLE QUIET, 2 bdrm Cottage on acreage. Church Rd. $ 800 Call 250-586-4337

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PARKSVILLE- 3 bdrm rancher, mountain view, 1.5 bath, dbl garage, RV parking, gas FP, NS/NP. $1400 - Ask about fee for yard care. (403)719-4700. QUALICUM: 3 bdrm rancher, 2.5 bath, walk to town, lovely yard. $1350+ utils. NS/NP preferred. Avail. May 15th. Call (250)927-7470.

HOMES FOR RENT

3-BDRM, 1 bath. W/D in Eagle Crest. Walking distance to schools & beach. N/S. Pets OK. $1250. Avail immed. (250)586-3636. BOWSER, $875 mo, 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath, F/S, W/D hookup, 2 sunrooms, priv deck, no smoking inside, pets cons, rent neg, ref’s req’d. (778)424-8885 or (604)989-0489. BOWSER Oceanfront. 1100 sq.ft. 2-bdrm, Beach access. New appl’s, wood burning F/P, W/D hook-up, carport, shed. N/S. $1100. (250)751-1548.

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PARKSVILLE, MATURE responsible dog & home owner seeking accommodation (June. 1st or sooner) for myself and my 2 dogs. Looking for long term rental, fenced yard in quiet neighbourhood. Will be in Parksville the 1st week of May to secure a place to call home. Please call Laurie at 604-905-9506 or email: fairbankslaurie@gmail.com

Call Virginia 250-594-2404 please refer to our website: www.parksvillerealestate.com to view our rental properties NANOOSE, CLEAN chalet style 2/bdrm, 1/bath, F/S, W/D, DW, 16x20 storage shed, veg. garden, lovely setting, located on acreage shared with owner. Quiet mature tenant pref. N/S, N/P $1100 + util. Avail. immed. References. 250-954-9328.

NORTH QUALICUM private on acreage, open concept 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 1100 sq ft, own laundry, single garage, bright & clean. NS/NP. $1100 mo. Avail May 1. 250-248-7570 (day) PARKSVILLE- 3 BDRMS, 2 bath Rancher. 5 appls, carport, fenced backyard, woodstove.NS/NP. $1300+ utils. Refs req’d. (250)752-9807.

ANTIQUE/CLASSICS 1955 Ford Thunderbird, convertable hardtop, V8 Auto, T-Bird Blue, Good condition. Call 250-951-8895 or 250-586-6555

AUTO FINANCING

Ron Limer Managing Broker Val Lambert Property Manager

101-897 W. Island Hwy Parksville, B.C., V9P 2E9

WHISKEY CREEK. 3-bdrm, 1 bath, 850 sq.ft. manufactured home. Priv. 1/4 acre lot. $950. + hydro. 1(250)537-7279.

OFFICE/RETAIL DREAMING OF Owning Your Own Business? Downtown Qualicum Beach- 1018sq ft, excellent location in Carriage Lane, West 2nd Ave. $11.50sq ft+ triple net. Call (250)7527136.

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

1-800-961-7022

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CARS

RV PADS PARKSVILLE AREA- RV pad. Wooded site. $440./mo, includes utils. Available now. Call 250-927-5623.

SHARED ACCOMMODATION SHARE 3-BDRM home in Qualicum Beach. Unique rental opportunity. (778)395-1835.

STORAGE

1994 TOYOTA Celica GT hatchback, white, fully loaded, power windows/door locks, factory sun roof, A/C, new 17� mag wheels, new profile tires ($1100 wheels & tires). $2000. (250)752-5162.

MORE SPACE FOR LESS Storage Containers Currently available: 8’ x 20’ $105. + taxes. Open storage for RVs, cars, boats, trailers: $40. + taxes for first 20’ $2 each additional foot.

250-248-7100.

BOATS

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Independent Shipwrights Ltd.

Marine Supply Store 11th Annual

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Saturday, May 11th 2013 ONE DAY ONLY!

WANTED TO RENT

TRANSPORTATION

12 MINS north of Qualicum Beach, 1600 sq ft rancher for lease. 3 bdrms, 2 baths, 6 appls, N/S, N/P, no drugs. Avail May 1. view now. $1100 + utils. Call 250-756-6713, 250-756-5714.

“You name it ... we can do it.� Professional Home & Business Renovations & Improvements

Cell 250-951-1423

Tony’s Great Gardens

Lawn & Garden Maintenance Design/Installation

Call Bob or Lou

PR LRENOVATING L A & PAINTING INC. O

250-248-7044 250-951-2110

GARDENING

Rick Wilson

Renos, Decks, Complete int/ext Finishing, Flooring, Tiles, Painting Int/ Ext & Landscaping Lighting. 35 yrs Experience. Semi Retired.

RENOVATIONS

MOBILE HOMES & PADS

8:00am - 3ish Rain or Shine

2001 PONTIAC SUNFIRE: 4/Door. standard. Great on gas. Lots of extras. 2nd owner. $2000 obo. 250-618-3147. 2002 CHRYSLER 300M, fully loaded, in good condition, runs well, $4500. (250)468-7166.

MOTORCYCLES

2000 CBR 600F4, 23000km,perfect dealer maintenance, New tires, chain, sprockets,battery, full tune, valves,timing, fluids,brakes. $4000.00, Helmet & Jacket $450.00 Call or text: #250-240-9556

SPORTS & IMPORTS

Hamburgers, Hotdogs & Pop for Sale

BUY, SELL, TRADE & SWAP MARINE PRODUCTS Retail Store - Wholesale Prices! FREE Coffee & Donuts all day!

250-248-2293

Independent Parking Lot • FREE space • You supply your table www.independentmarine.ca email: info@indpendentmarine.ca

2002 BMW-X5 4-Door, 4WD, new front brakes, 1460km, Power package. Great condition. $12,500. (250)618-7589


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TRANSPORTATION

SPORTS & IMPORTS

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

2004 ALERO, red, 4dr, auto, well maintained vehicle, runs great! $2300, obo (250) 2489466 RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

BLOWOUT 2007 DRV Dbl Tree Suites, 36TK3, exc cond, huge living, U-kitchen, king master, superslides. $39,995. www.beautifulrv.net 250-6185138. Truck also avail for sale. ‘05 - 9’6 OKANAGAN CAMPER Electric levelers, Q/Bed, N/S, mint condition. Fridge/freezer, 3 burner stove/oven, 3 piece bathroom. $17,900. 250-752-0322

1981 FORD 4 x 4 350 Custom Cab, 1 ton auto, 120,000 miles with 10’ Vangard Camper. Must be seen. $5000 firm. Call 250-248-3866

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR RENT

2 or 3 Long term Free RV sites in beautiful new acreage subdivision near Parksville. In exchange for weekend & evening security watch. Call Nick 250-248-7825

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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bwm@4000@gmail.com 1987 BIGFOOT (11.5’) and truck. Roomy, comfortable, clean interior. Queen & Dble beds. Good shape. 1 owner. $9,000. (250)758-2067

2004 5th WHEEL 24’6” Westwind 5th Wheel. Best of towable & liveable, new queen matt., rear kit., New roof, great condition. Canadian made. Second marine battery wheels repack. $15,500. Truck also avail. Call 250-586-4716

SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

2001 GMC Jimmy- 4 x 4, New tires, new brakes, front & back, A/C, AM/FM, CD, 239,000 kms, Only $4000.00 Call 250-594-4342.

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MUST BE SOLD!!! 1993 Ford Explorer 326 KL Runs Great. $1000 obo. Call 250-954-3372 2004 JAZZ, 25.5 ft. Good Cond. 1 slide, queen bed, 32” LCD TV, stereo, A/C, Fantastic fan, D/N shades, 85w solar panel, 500w inverter, 2 awnings, new tires & h/w tank & 6v batteries, etc. Must sell. $10500.00 obo. 250-752-8381 25.5 FOOT WILDERNESS 5th/Wheel. Lots of wood rot, but everything works good. For parts only. $1000 obo. (250)616-1338 after 2pm.

TRUCKS & VANS 1991 CHEV PICK-UP 4x4 350 auto, 1/2 ton, good condition. $1700. (250)245-3307. 2004 CHEVY Express van 2500 V8. 128,000 km, fully shelved, ready for work. $10,500. obo. (250)248-1358. 2004 FORD XLT, 5.4 l , heavy duty, tow pkg., 104 k, box liner, super cab, truck tires, island truck, well maintained. $11,500 Call 250-586-4716 2005 EXT. Venture Van, garaged, 90,300 km’s. Original Owner. Excellent condition. $8,900. 1 (250)758-2078

$39,900 BUYS A BEAUTIFUL Class A 29’ Motorhome, in ex cond., ready to go. Also avail tow vehicle 2003 Chev S10 $7,900. 250-746-7808

2005 Ford E350 Cargo Van, white, 575,000 km. Decent body, 6.0l diesel. Motor does not run. Comes with cargo partition. Spray-in bed liner on cargo floor. Great parts vehicle, as is where is. Best offer takes it home 250-245-0350.

FREE Arts Classes

The News in Co-operation with Artist Leigh Craig we will be hosting FREE Community Art Classes for Children & Youth on Tues. & Thurs. in May at Parksville Community Park Picnic Shelter.

Limited space must pre-register with Leigh at 250-905-0021 (leave message) or email design@pqbnews.com YOUTH - Ages 7+ yrs. Thursday’s, 6-7pm May 9, 16, 23 & 30 Fun projects weekly watch for upcoming info in our paper!!

And receive our Yard Sale Kit: • 2 Signs • 2 Balloons • Price Sticker • Success Tips Check List

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WE KNOW PLANTS. WE, LIKE ALL ‘REAL’ GARDEN CENTRES KNOW WHAT WE ARE DOING. WE ARE SPECIALISTS!

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(NOTE: protect from night cold). Time to plant up hanging baskets, tubs, planters, containers or close to house in protected location.

HUGE SELECTION of 2¼” pot basket stuffers, 606 pack (6 plants per pack), 4” pot and larger bedding plants, also selection of herbs, and early spring vegetable transplants.

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BULK FISH COMPOST, BARK MULCH, PREMIUM GARDEN MIX SOIL 6469 Metral Drive Nanaimo, BC

Across from Home Depot, Real Canadian Superstore, next Leon’s Furniture

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WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK

Call Denise

Dumbrell

Saving Thousands on your Mortgage!

To submit your activities; e-mail: events@pqbnews.com, fax:250-248-4655 or drop by: #4-154 Middleton Ave THU. MAY 2 FRI. MAY 3 Featured Events for the Week THE LAZY MIKE TRIO

7pm Deez Bar & Grill, 3353 W. island Hwy, Qual. Beach

FREE LAZER TAG

6:30-8:30pm, Youth 11-18 will have an opportunity to participate in Lazer Tag on the dry floor! Bring your friends and join in the celebration! OS Place

FRI. MAY 3 MAYWORKS

7:30pm, featuring the film ‘Spartree’ (13min.) John McLachlan, Dr. Phil’s Harmonic Jug Band Orchestra and Trinitude singing and playing songs of the working man. Coffee & refreshments available. Errington Hall

MARDI GRAS SWIM

1-3pm. Special rate everyone welcome swim. Ravensong Pool, QB www.rdn.bc.ca

FREE YOUTH SWIM

7-9pm. 11-18 yrs, DJ All Good. Celebrate Youth Week at Ravensong Pool, QB!

FREE SKATE

hotncoolyogaclub.com

10:15-11:45am. Free Admission and skate rentals OS Arena, Wembley Mall www.rdnyouth.ca

Hot N Cool

Yoga Club

Summer Intensive Aug 2nd-28th

250586-4202

ART OPENING

7-9pm, May Exhibitions at the McMillan Arts Centre. Everyone welcome

MUSIC TRIVIA

Now in its 40th year! The original! From 10am to 1pm every Saturday. Free Music by Bill Blackwell and opening day may day events. Held in the Errington Community Park just across the road from the Hall it’s a great place to meet neighbours old and new, have a coffee, listen to the music and enjoy the woodsy surroundings.

7-10pm, Shady Rest www.shadyrest.ca

SAT. MAY 4 PAUL & JESS

8-11pm, Classic Rock Duo $5, Parksville Legion, 146 Hirst Ave

EDIBLE NATIVE PLANT WALK

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YOUTH WEEK

9am-5pm, $80. Save a life... Get trained. Pre-register with RDN 250-248-3252. www.rdn.bc.ca/recreation

ERRINGTON FARMERS’ MARKET

SAT. MAY 4

SUN. MAY 5

MON. MAY 6

INTO THE ICE

SPRING FLING TEA & FASHION SHOW!

YOUTH CHALLENGE

7-10pm, Shady Rest www.shadyrest.ca

CPR C/AED 14 YRS+

10am-1pm,Opening Day, music by Bill Blackwell + mayday activities. Held in the Errington Community Park just across the road from the Hall

1-4pm, Opening of Antarctic images on silk, ice glass sculpture - demo of ice carving at TOSH

MARS SPRING FLING

THIS SPOT COULD BE YOURS! 250-248-4341

THERE IS ALWAYS HOPE

8:30am-12:30, Plant Sale Plus, Qualicum Beach Community Hall, Memorial Ave. Info: 752-3694

COFFEE HOUSE

7:30pm, Music & more, last of the season $5 at Errington Hall Community Park

BROOM BUSTERS

9:30-11:30am QB interchange. There is lots of small broom & bigger broom as you go up the on-ramp north. Park carefully on Memorial, closer to Qualicum Beach, where it is legal to park.

SUN. MAY 5 VOICES OF THE ISLAND CHOIRS

2:30pm. 4 unique choirs $20 at Port Theatre Nanaimo. www.thevillagevoices.net

Dr. Neill Neill

Ph.D. Registered Psychologist #1112

250-752-8684

1pm. The Ladies Auxiliary of the Bowser Branch 211 are hosting Silent Auction, cake walk, Balloon Pop...Fabulous prizes! Tixs: Adults: $8, kids under 6: $4. Call Dayle at (778) 424-7723 for Tixs

RIVER NEVER SLEEPS FESTIVAL 10am-3pm. Family fun at Berray Rd. Rosewell Creek, Fanny Bay

MAY FESTIVAL

11am-4pm. Activities, music, Maypole Dancing, food, vendors, plant and book sale tables. Fun for the whole family, info at www. morninggloryschool.ca. 861 Hilliers Rd off Hwy 4 just minutes from QB

MON. MAY 6 QB BRIDGE CLUB

6:45-10pm, Friendly Bridge Club every Mon. at QB Legion, 180 Veterans Way (back door) Drop in. $2 entry, singles welcome. Knowledge required. Info: Lori 250-752-0196

Better Rates than your Bank!

WED. MAY 8

Youths are invited to participate in a variety of free activities, including lazer hoop dance, boxing, German Jiu-Jutsu, a teen swim, the Coombs Drop-In Games, and a youth art show with music. The RDN believes that collaborative community partnerships with the goal of enhancing youth recreation opportunities result in infinite possibilities for young people. More information, including a full schedule of the local activities that are taking place during BC Youth Week, can be found at www.rdn.bc.ca.

THE ENABLERS

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SATURDAY, MAY 4

PETER MASON

5:30-8:30pm, Free event, Sandbar Cafe 6087 Island Highway West, Qualicum

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GRAND OPENING ERRINGTON FARMERS MARKET

6:30-8:30pm, Free, 11-18, are welcome to come out to the Coombs Fairgrounds, 1014 Ford Road to celebrate Youth Week. Test your skill at a basketball shot, floor hockey shoot out, chicken “chuckin”& more. Info: 250248-8515

OPEN MIC

7-10pm, Shady Rest www.shadyrest.ca

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4:30-6:30pm, $15 Englishman River, Discover how to identify, harvest, prepare and incorporate them into your own back yard. Pre-register RDN www. rdn.bc.ca, 250-248-3252

CIRCLE JAM NIGHTS

7-9pm, Play in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. For more details contact Liz: 250-5865803 orparksvillecirclejam@ shaw.ca. $5 at the door. McMillan Arts Centre

AUTHOR READING:

6:30-7:30pm, Nanoose Bay author Gail Boulanger will read from and discuss her recently republished book Life Goes On: Losing, letting go and living again.Everyone is welcome to this free event at Parksville Library 248-3841 or Parksville@virl.bc.ca

THU. MAY 9 NANOOSE NATURALISTS

7pm,Eric Pittman, on Hummingbirds of Vancouver Island at the Nanoose Library Hall on NW Bay Road. Visitors are welcome. For more info, call Joe at 250-468-1728

TECH DROP-IN

9am-Noon, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday , Family Place, 494 Bay Avenue, PV

DANCES

7:30-10am, A variety of dance styles, including waltzes, reels, jigs, twosteps, polkas, schottisches and more are played by the Coombs Old Time Fiddlers from a large repertoire of classic and country tunes. $2.50 incl. non-alcoholic refreshments. Rotary House 211 Fern Rd West, Qualicum

QUALICUM BEACH - VANCOUVER DIRECT

4 PACK TICKET SPECIAL ON NOW! Restrictions apply. Please call for details.

TUE. MAY 7 GOT SEPTIC?

6:30-8pm Free Workshop on septic care. 2489 Nanoose Rd. Pre-register with RDN 250-390-6575. www.rdn.bc.ca/recreation

CALL TODAY

250.752.5884 OR BOOK ONLINE

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Qualicum Beach, BC 23 years of safe reliable service

FREE LEARN HOW TO MEDITATE! 6:15-7pm, at the McMillan Arts Centre, 133 McMillan Street, in Parksville. Simple and effective techniques of Sahaja Yoga Meditation, relieve stress, attain mental peace and tranquility. Info: (250) 954-5040 or www. freemeditation.ca

Every day from 4 to 6pm go to Quality Foods for crazy low prices on a select product. The Appy Hour deal changes every day!

neillneill.com

Family Dentistry

New Patients Welcome! Dr. Denny B. Essig DMD 175 Corfield Street Parksville BC

(Across from Thrifty Foods)

250-586-4404

Helping capable people who feel stuck.

www.oceansidedentalcentre.com

Flora or Fauna ... we’ve got you covered. 100% BC Owned and Operated HOURS: Mon-Sat 8:30-5:30, Sunday 10:00-4:00

587 Alberni Hwy. Parksville

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HOROSCOPE

Open Mic Monday 7-10pm Music Trivia Friday 7-11pm

Thursday, May 2, 2013 The Parksville Qualicum Beach News

CROSSWORD PUZZLE NO. 665

~ in the pub ~

Rock, Blues & Reggae in the Pub

Saturday, May 4th, 7pm 250-752-9111

QUALICUM BEACH

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HOROSCOPES

The week of May 2-May 8, 2013 ARIES Sometimes it is right to be selfish and this is one such occasion. TAURUS Make an effort to see the good in people rather than the bad today, and for the rest of the week. GEMINI You may be the life and soul of the party most of the time but you need your private moments too. CANCER Look at your life as it is, think of your life as you want it to be, then start working on the things that will take you there. LEO Don’t follow the herd – be different. VIRGO Don’t worry about how you are going to reach your longterm goals.

ANSWER TO CROSSWORD PUZZLE NO. 665

LIBRA Your mind is full of big ideas at the moment but do you have the necessary talent to do something with them? SCORPIO You may be tempted to go back on something you decided to do because the going is tougher than you expected. SAGITTARIUS Just because you are working harder than ever does not mean you will accomplish more. CAPRICORN Everyone needs rules to live by but that does not mean you have to follow someone else’s rules. AQUARIUS You feel a bit out of touch at the moment. The prevailing mood among your friends is very different to what you feel inside. PISCES Try not to complicate matters today. There are no hidden meanings or motives. ANSWER TO SUDOKU PUZZLE NO. 402

Celebrate

Youth Week May 1-7

Oceanside Place Arena

248-3252 Ravensong Aquatic Centre 250-752-5014 250-

Register Online at: www.rdn.bc.ca/ recreation

For a full listing of activities go to:

ACROSS 1. Lass 4. “For ____ a jolly good . . .” 7. Knitted 11. Infant 12. Opposite of in 13. Unpaid 14. Away from the weather 15. Creases 17. Powder ingredient

18. Miner’s find 19. Rope fiber 22. ____ down (devours) 27. Honest ____ 30. Unwanted plant 32. Swimming spot 33. Metal-joining stuff 35. Canada’s capital 37. Sit for a portrait 38. Opinion 40. Go by plane 41. Hearty soups

SUDOKU

43. Gator’s cousin 45. Dined 47. Musician McEntire 51. Wherever 56. Level 57. In ____ of 58. Roofing material 59. “The ____ Piper of Hamelin” 60. Blueprint 61. Jungle creature 62. Santa’s helper

DOWN 1. Festival 2. Biblical brother 3. Parasite 4. Word of inquiry 5. France’s continent 6. Mix 7. Chinese skillet 8. Nocturnal bird 9. Type of neckline 10. Koch et al. 11. Slugger’s club 16. Modern 20. She-sheep 21. TV’s Griffin 23. Choose 24. Laze around 25. Chicken 26. Destroy, as a dragon 27. Venomous vipers 28. Hiking shoe 29. Alternative 31. Achiever 34. Morning dampness 36. Couple 39. Arctic covering 42. Baseballer Maglie 44. Thin pancake 46. So long! 48. Sinister 49. Type of meat 50. Furthermore 51. French peak 52. None 53. Pro vote 54. Wordplay 55. Before, of yore

PUZZLE NO. 402 HOW TO PLAY: Fill in the grid so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through 9 only once. Each 3x3 box is outlined with a darker line. You already have a few numbers to get you started. Remember: you must not repeat the numbers 1 through 9 in the same line, column or 3x3 box. With a couple of clicks, add your event today.

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Sports &Rec

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Nice day but rough Royal weekend Parksville’s Quality Foods Royals put in good effort but come up short in double header JAMES CL ARKE sports@pqbnews.com

Parksville’s Quality Foods Royals were game, but the Vancouver Cannons had more firepower Sunday as the visitors took both games of their BCPBL double header by 2-0, 5-2 scores. The Cannons tagged Royals’ starter Nic Annau for a triple on the first pitch of game one, and the next batter brought him home for a 1-0 Vancouver lead after the first inning. The Cannons added another in the top of the third which is all they’d need, holding the Royals to just two hits and keeping them off the board. It was a great day for baseball, and the fans that turned out saw some nice plays and cheered on the home team — the ‘pinstripes’ — who compete in one of the top rated high school baseball leagues on the planet — a proven breeding ground for big league ball players. Annau gave up two runs on six hits in the opener, and the six foot senior righty from Parksville also struck out a season high seven batters and battled to keep his team in the game. In game two the Cannons broke open a scoreless tie with three runs in the top of the third; the Royals countered with two runs in their half of the frame to cut it to 3-2, but Vancouver added runs in the fifth and sixth to nail down the win. The Cannons out-hit the Royals 11-4 in that one. The sweep drops the Royals to 1-7 on the season, tied with the White Rock Tritons for 12th in the 13

James CLarke Photo

Royals’ infielder Justin Dieleman robs a Vancouver batter of what looked to be a sure base hit in game one of Sunday’s BCPBL double header with this dandy stab.

team league, with the Whalley Chiefs in the basement at 1-9. The Abbotsford Cardinals are leading the pack at this point with a record of 9-2, and the Victoria Mariners and Coquitlam Reds are tied for second at 7-3.

ON DECK The Royals travel to the Mainland again this weekend for double headers against the North Delta Blue Jays and the Coquitlam Reds.

WhaLers soCCer

Win leads BSS to North Island championships JAMES CL ARKE

sports@pqbnews.com

Ballenas Secondary School Whalers senior girls soccer team secured the top seed in next week’s North Island championships thanks to a well-earned win over the Nanaimo District Secondary School Islanders that came down to penalty kicks. A fiercely contested match between two good teams played out under sunny skies, this one saw some great individual efforts, excellent team work, and some physical stuff thrown in for good measure.

NDSS opened the scoring about 20 minutes in, and Whalers’ striker Emily Robertson countered 10 minutes later when she corralled a bouncing ball at midfield, loped in down the right side with a defender on her hip, and slotted one home far side to even it up 1-1. Robertson struck again just before the half to give Ballenas a 2-1 lead at the break. NDSS scored 15 minutes into the second half to tie it 2-2, but Jenna Pearce jumped on a turnover and knocked it home midway through the frame to put

Ballenas up 3-2. “We were playing quite well at that point in the game and then they scored pretty much in the last minute of regulation time to tie it (3-3),” said Stefanek. The Whalers prevailed in penalty kicks, scoring on all four of their attempts to the Islanders’ two for a 4-3 win in the books.  “It was a good game, for sure. We’ve had two good games against them now. We won the first one in penalty kicks as well a couple weeks ago.” Also earning props for their play on

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the day was centre mid Lexy Berg who had a busy day bouncing Islanders off the ball and setting up plays. “She’s a physical presence, and she’s technically skilled as well — she’s a real good player to have on the team,” said Stefanek. Striker Sophie Palmer was also working hard out there and centre back Bronwen Kirk was a force as well. BSS finished the regular season sitting first in their five team league, and NDSS second.  See Strong, page A42


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Top - The Great Expectations team, back row: Fred Manson, Bruce Busby; Middle Row: Andrew Nicoll, Scott Doran, Roy Kregosky and Bill Vinton in front. Missing Malcolm Farrow, Johann Wagenaar and John Young. Above - The Formidable Femmes team, back row: Donna De Bellefuille, Mary Waugh; Middle Row: Diane Sharp, Sandi Reid, Judy Kemp, Sheri Farinha, and Donna Golding in front. Missing Faye Amos and Barbara Kenno.

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No word on if it’s something in the water, but another group of local athletes have turned in an outstanding athletic achievement, proving once again that age is just a number as they mined double gold at the 33rd annual Snow to Surf adventure relay race. In the mix at Mount Washington Alpine Resort April 28 for Canada’s premier multi-sport team relay event, which starts atop the mountain and ends on the shores of Comox, features teams of nine competing in eight different events — alpine skiing, nordic skiing (8 km course), snowshoeing (6-8 kms), running (8.5 km), mountain bike (6 km), kayak (5 km), road bike (30 km) and two person canoe (5 km). Oceanside’s Great Expectations team finished first out of five in the Great Grandmasters (male 55+) event with a time of four hours, 30 minutes (good enough for 33rd overall out of 211 teams), and their female counterparts, the Formidable Femmes, took first overall in the three-team Great Grandmasters (female 55+) category with a finish time of five hours 24 minutes. “It was a great day, mate,” Vinton said with enthusiasm.

A 25-year man with the Royal Navy, the 64-year-old moved here from the UK nine years ago and hasn’t looked back. He has 32 marathons to his credit (with a PBT of 2hr 32min). Last year he captained the Island Cycle team at the Snow to Surf that finished third in the Grand Masters category, and the year before that he captained a team to first in the Great Grandmasters. He and his wife Sheri Farinha both do a lot of running, and Sheri captained the  aptly named Formidable Femmes team. “The guys did great — so did the ladies,” he said when asked about the big gold medal (and the medals are big) wins, pointing out the men were particularly chuffed about their overall placing. “Thirty-third overall out of 211 teams? That’s pretty good ...most of the guys were a lot younger than us it has to be said.” Asked what keeps him going back to the Snow to Surf and Vinton said “two things, one, if you have a good team it’s competitive, and two, it’s a lot of fun. It is. “I could put a grandfather to sleep with stories of some of the stuff we’ve done,” the Vinton joked when asked about his impressive athletic achievements, then paused and made the point “I love it here. I just love it.”


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“We’re a pretty young team so we’re doing well,” Stefanek said of his side (which will give whoever they face a good run for their money), adding “there’s not a lot of time to practice, so we’re doing what we can — learn’n on the fly I guess you could call it,” he chuckled. Alberni-Pacific Rim

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