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A group of Oak Bay High school students are rounding up the usual suspects and throwing them in the clink. The school’s Jail Bail event, taking place at Victoria’s Bay Centre May 4, will help students raise money for a humanitarian trip to Mexico in 2014, where they will build two homes for impoverished families. The trip happens every two years and

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Nickel Brothers workers check the wheels as they move late author P.K. Page’s former home on Exeter Road. Workers then parked the house at the end of the road and waited for the tide to come in when it was loaded on a barge. The 87-foot house was bought by a family and was relocated to Chemainus earlier this week.

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On Monday, author P.K. Page’s Oak Bay home was uprooted, placed on a barge and shipped down the Georgia Strait to its new home in Chemainus. At about noon the house

was moved from its location to the corner of Exeter Road and Beach Drive where it sat until about 6 p.m. when it was moved to Loon Park and loaded on a barge. The barge departed during night and was offloaded about 8 p.m. Tuesday evening in Chemainus.

The house was moved by Nickel Brothers. P.K. Page spent the latter years of her life in the house, after a career writing poetry, fiction, essays and an autobiography. Page died in 2010 at the age of 93. reporter@vicnews.com

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To make the presence and quality of Oak Bay artists even more well known, Mayor Nils Jensen is proposing the appointment of an arts laureate to champion the district’s talents. Oak Bay has six art galleries in its core, multiple art groups, two studio tours a year and enough artists to easily fill the 22-stop roster on the spring studio tour. An arts laureate is being touted as a way to raise exposure

and promote this abundance. “I think there’s a great interest in the community in art,” Jensen said. “We have a very active art community.” The ideal candidate is seen as someone active in the art community to represent Oak Bay art as a whole and work towards its promotion in a variety of ways. The person would organize promotional events, coordinate marketing and help bring groups together. “This is a way we can promote tourism and business in Oak Bay, having a person who can act as an

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“I wish the next government well in meeting this challenge, (but) it’s not going to go away. It’s going to eat into the opportunity to make investments in other social services,” Abbott said. Adrienne Carr, a Vancouver councillor and former B.C. Green party leader, said the non-issues in the campaign so far are global warming, poverty and the larger economic crisis. She said politicians need to find ways to strengthen local economies instead of relying on the global economy for growth. She characterized election campaigns as primarily a “popularity contest” where candidates are afraid to make promises they can’t keep. “There is a fundamental fear of being bold and brave in an election,” she said. Carr criticized the “lollipop attitude” towards theoretical natural gas revenues, and said the cur-

rent obsession with resource extraction will fail to produce a long-term sustainable economy. The high levels of unemployment seen in several European countries is “a hint of things to come” in Canada unless there is a shift in economic focus, she said. Pilon told the crowd Western countries are suffering from the ills of a “trinket economy,” where goods are cheap, but most people have trouble finding stable work and housing. Instead, government should focus on creating a “stability economy,” he said. Pilon pointed to legislation passed by the 1960’s Social Credit government that forced forestry companies in the B.C. Interior to pay employees yearround, allowing families to put down roots. “The politics of the era recognized the bottom line was about delivering stability to people as much as balancing the books,” he said. Simon Fraser University communications pro-

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Don’t put stock in TV debate Televised political debates in B.C. serve a few purposes. Viewers can see how party leaders engage in spirited discussion, how sincere they seem, how well they know the issues and how party policy relates to those issues. But anyone can click on a political party website to find policy statements, and reams of information can be found on news sites that offer a sense of where individuals stand on certain issues. In essence, then, the TV debate is primarily a chance for leaders to stand before the cameras, without their respective entourages, and prove they deserve to lead the province. Or, in the case of the Greens and Conservatives, that their party deserves your vote. The sad fact is, if one turned off the picture and only listened to the sound portion of Monday’s highly scripted, made-for-TV debate, it could have been mistaken for question period in the B.C. legislature. Frontrunners Christy Clark of the Liberals and Adrian Dix of the NDP frequently spoke over each other’s answers, and on several occasions avoided responding directly to public questions, if at all, choosing instead to repeat party slogans. While both provided moments of calm clarity in the debate, the leaders with no chance of forming government – Jane Sterk of the Green Party and John Cummins of the Conservatives – were merely spectators to the main verbal jousting between the others. Largely absent from debate around the overarching themes of “growing B.C.’s economy” (Clark) and “telling people how we’re going to pay for programs” (Dix) was talk of B.C.’s longtime top voter priorities – health care and education. They may not be the topics du jour for the leaders or their parties, but funding those areas remains a huge challenge and will affect all taxpayers. The bickering-filled program came off more as cheesy reality TV than meaningful discussion about our province’s future. While the debate likely failed to inspire fence-sitters to get out and vote May 14, there are thankfully still opportunities before election day to learn where candidates and their parties stand. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: editor@vicnews.com or fax 250-386-2624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The OAK BAY NEWS is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

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UVic biomedical engineers training for key medical roles To address this need, the Doctors are normally the first University of Victoria began people to come to mind when offering undergraduate degrees in someone mentions a hospital. biomedical engineering However, if you stop to last fall. The program think about the devices is the first of its kind present in hospitals, in Western Canada, as including heart monitors, most schools only offer electric thermometers the ability to obtain a and implantable hip biomedical option as part replacements, the of another engineering influence of engineers degree program. becomes readily apparent. Not only does the With the rising costs of University of Victoria health care, the demand offer students the ability for biomedical engineers Stephanie to obtain a biomedical in designing and Willerth engineering degree, implementing novel and students can major in innovative approaches Guest column mechanical or electrical to medical devices has engineering and complete grown significantly. the biomedical option by taking In 2011, the New York Times appropriate courses. The biomed declared biomedical engineering to program has been a huge success, be the most in-demand job for the following decade. This phenomenon with our initial class of 23 highly begs the questions: Could engineers enthusiastic students making it the second-most popular choice among one day replace doctors in the engineering majors. health-care system? One of the defining The most likely answer to this characteristics of the program is a question is no – doctors must work unique two-course sequence that in collaboration with engineers analyzes cells and organ systems to achieve improved outcomes from an engineering perspective. in health care. However, these UVic is the only university in engineers will need specialized training to understand the language Canada to offer such quantitative physiology courses. and challenges associated in The students will also take working with patients to improve an engineering design course, care.

specifically focused on medical device design and taught by Nick Dechev, whose own research program focuses on producing prosthetic hands. UVic has 19 engineering faculty involved with biomedical engineering-related research projects that are prime candidates for collaboration with doctors. These areas include biophotonics, biomechanics, tissue engineering, the analysis of medical images and medical device design. Additionally, our program takes advantage of local expertise at the Vancouver Island Health Authority and Starfish Medical, a local start-up company that originated out of the University of Victoria. Biomed students also participate in four co-operative education work term placements. Our degree program prepares students for a number of postgraduate options, including working in the medical industry, attending medical school or pursuing further graduate education in biomedical engineering. Dr. Stephanie Willerth is founding co-ordinator of the undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Program, in the medical sciences division of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Victoria.

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LETTERS B.C. gang police scratching surface Re: Anti-gang police publish first community report (vicnews.com) With the B.C. Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit’s “Go Public” campaign, I breathed a sigh of frustration. Over the last six years there has been a steady increase in gang activities, contrary to the “successes” tooted by the integrated team. And with each bust there is a corresponding rise in the numbers of emerging organized crime groups in the province. The performance and effectiveness of this agency and its partner members also has declined, and alarmingly so, as far as public security is concerned. When I read the limited, but nonetheless colourful explanation of this new idea, I can barely keep my breakfast down. I fail to see just how this taskforce is actually going to stop drive-by shootings.

There is evidence that the intelligence gathering is flawed, and how we don’t deal with the root causes in our community, choosing to throw money at policing instead. The unit is now out to capture a bigger public profile, but so far has removed a drop in an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Kathryn Perry Victoria

Cartoonist off mark on candidate ’toon Usually I enjoy your cartoons, but last Friday’s political cartoon crosses a line. The last I heard, it was the leader of the B.C. Conservatives who had a problem with some of his candidates, not NDP leader Adrian Dix. Hence the cartoon makes no sense. The only thing it does is to increase my dislike of your editorial judgment. Mikkel Schau Saanich

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OPINION Voters should push for the predictable in their premier Sales Tax. “Ridiculous idea that In real life, people often link we’re going to raise the sales tax,” predictability to dullness. “You’re Selinger spat. “It’s total nonsense. so predictable,” we might snipe. Everybody knows “Why don’t you that.” surprise me?” Two years later, he But in leadership, announced an increase predictability is a from 7 to 8 per cent; strong suit. Erratic, flipa flip-flop rightfully flopping leaders breach causing a firestorm the trust of taxpayers of controversy in and should cause all of Manitoba. us concern, regardless Voters want to of political stripe. know where their British Columbians potential leaders stand saw this first-hand when Gordon Campbell Jordan Bateman before they have to Guest column walk into a polling brought in the station and put a tick Harmonized Sales Tax. next to a party’s name. While Campbell and the B.C. Liberals it’s impossible for anyone to had ruled out an HST during the fully anticipate and articulate 2009 election. We know how that every possible challenge and turned out. scenario ahead of a four-year Manitobans are watching the term in office, taxpayers want a same movie right now. Before predictable pattern set out. the last election, NDP Premier How would a premier Greg Selinger said, flat-out, that deal with plunging resource he wouldn’t raise the Provincial

revenues? What would happen if a crime wave or a natural disaster struck? What would the premier do if unemployment jumped or a Crown Corporation malfunctioned? Taxpayers need to see a predictable pattern of leadership to know. NDP leader Adrian Dix knows the cornerstone issue for many voters in this campaign is trust. “We will say what we’re going to do, and we will say how we will pay for it,” he said in the televised leaders’ debate April 29. That’s what makes two recent Dix announcements so concerning; he is shifting longheld positions seemingly on a whim. During the spring budget debate, Dix and his NDP team criticized the sale of government assets. “It’s important that we not do something as foolhardy as sell the long-term interests of the province out for the short-term interests of the governing party,”

he said at the time. That comment would have led most taxpayers to predict that Dix opposed asset sales. No wonder his announcement last week that he would like to sell off B.C. Place Stadium came as such a shock. Daryl Walker of the B.C. Government Employees Union was stunned by Dix’s plan. “I guess the fact that they’re simply looking at it, and that there will be an opportunity to have input into it gives us a little more solace, but certainly we’re concerned about the rights of our members,” Walker said. Dix is right to change his tune on this one: if B.C. Place was sold, taxpayers would be far better off; we don’t pay taxes in order to be in the stadium business (or liquor or car insurance or a few other things for that matter). Still, it’s a quick jump away from his longstanding philosophy. The second flip-flop was just

as unpredictable. After months of saying he wouldn’t make any decisions on the Kinder Morgan pipeline until they filed an application, he essentially ruled it out on Earth Day. “I think as a matter of principle, you should actually see what the application is before you address it,” he said on April 11. On April 22, he all but killed it. Political leaders should be able to change their mind as circumstances change, but nothing had changed about asset sales or Kinder Morgan. Is this lack of predictability a harbinger that British Columbians are about to elect another Greg Selinger? With a double-digit lead in the polls, Dix has a clear path to the premier’s office. That seems an easy prediction, unlike his actions of the past few weeks. Jordan Bateman is executive director of the CanadianTaxpayers’ Federation.


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Businesses need to be socialmedia savvy in order to avoid becoming obsolete. That’s the advice from organizer Chris Burdge to the hundreds expected to attend the fourth annual Social Media Camp, starting Monday (May 6) at the Victoria Conference Centre. The three-day event attracts online gurus, and curious business owners from across Canada who hope to learn just what makes online platforms so powerful. “When we first put on the event we really didn’t know what to expect,” said Burdge, camp co-founder with Paul Holmes and the owner of bWest Interactive social media consulting firm.

to look at recruiting, It turned out the hiring and the legal local appetite to learn aspects of using more was strong, as social media in the more than 450 people workplace.” showed up for the The camp also initial conference. features social Burdge expects at media streams for least 600 attendees government, small this year. They’ll hear business, non-profit the likes of keynote organizations and speaker Mari Smith, general marketing, he who recently ranked Chris Burdge added. fourth on Forbes’ A highlight of the Magazine’s top 50 social media power influencers, event is the 2013 Social Media Awards, hosted by TV tech and marketing pro and author geek Steve Dotto on Tuesday C.C. Chapman. night. Among the award “Social Media Camp categories are excellence in appeals to a pretty broad engagement, excellence in audience,” Burdge said. “We customer service and best created sessions that appeal personal blog. to different levels: beginner, For more information or intermediate and advanced. to purchase tickets, visit And this year we’ve got socialmediacamp.ca. sessions directly targeted to dpalmer@vicnews.com human resources professionals

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“Seeing the looks on their faces and how appreciative they are of it,” said van Neutegem. “It’s just something that really touches you because you feel so special to be a part of something that can change their lives.” The students pay their own travel expenses, along with a $900 set price for room and board while they’re away. The Jail Bail is just one fundraiser for the trip, but the students hope it will be a key component. About 15 people will be put under lock and key, some of them local notables such as Oak Bay High principal Dave Thomson, a wheelchair rugby national team player and some radio and TV personalities. The “prisoners” will be “arrested” by the Oak Bay Police in the morning and transported to The Bay Centre cells until they get sprung. Donors, however, will have the choice to give money either to get people out, or keep them in. Each prisoner has their own predetermined amount of money that will bail them out. At the end of the day the prisoners will be released regardless of whether they’ve made bail. Visiting hours will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the bottom level of the mall, where people are encouraged to come learn more about the trip and donate money. The trips, called Hero Holidays, are arranged through an organization called Live Different, based out of Hamilton, Ont. reporter@vicnews.com

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Six years into her retirement, it’s starting all over again for Phillipa Hudson. The retiree, if you can call her that, has switched gears as the former owner and operator of Mineral World and Scratch Patch in Sidney, and is now a commissioned painter, currently under contract to one of the world’s leading interior designers for hotels. Hudson is finishing the third of a threepainting project, all of which measure fivefoot-six-inches by eight-feet, and will hang over the registration desks at the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in Banff National Park later this month. “It was a huge excitement but also a lot

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2012, Anhedonia is the follow up to the band’s debut album Surf Noir. The album holds a darkly cinematic, yet decidedly rock n’ roll esthetic, inspired by David Lynch and Wim Wenders as much as by The Stooges and Nick Cave. From songs like Blacksmith, with its condensed punk chords, sweetened by crystalline arpeggios, to the dark murder ballad My Love He Shot A Sparrow, the album

is a collection of songs for the jilted, haunted and sentimental. This Hisses gives a powerful live show as commanding as the music itself. This Hisses play May 4 at The Copper Owl, 1900 Douglas St. with Bloody Wilma, Clunt & The Scrunts and Stolen Organ Family Band. Tickets are $10 at the door, go to copperowl.ca for more information. llavin@vicnews.com

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Caleigh Bachop is the captain, a leader and one of the reasons the Mount Douglas Rams track and field team has blown up to 85 members this year. The team isn’t just big, it also stars a large number of contenders in many of the events, including the throwing events, which the Rams’ have struggled with in years past. The Rams are chipping away at Oak Bay High’s monopoly of the Lower Island and Island track and field championships. But Bachop just wants to see her team do its best and draw another 85 athletes out next year, when the Grade 12 student will be in her first year the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on the leadership-based Morehead-Cain Scholarship program. “(Mount Doug’s) goal for track is just maximum participation,” Bachop said. “If everyone comes out and runs their horses off, I’ll be so proud. The momentum is building, if we aim for that title the program will keep going.” Bachop’s specialty is the 800-metre though she’s also an accomplished crosscountry and 1,500m runner too. The 800m is in her blood, so to speak. Her dad, Steve, ran the 1,500m and 800m for the UVic Vikings. Her mom, Cindy, ran the 1,500m and 800m at the University of Alberta. “Getting Mount Doug’s team this big has been a group effort between coach Al Niezen and sponsor teachers,” Bachop said. “We have 12 coaches, a lot of them alumni who’ve come back, and for a team of 85 athletes that’s awesome. Students are coming in who haven’t done any events and there’s a coach for each. Bachop believes the variety of options boosts the numbers.” “About 70 of the track and field athletes show up regularly for training,” Niezen said. “Bachop has been really trying to inspire the team to new heights. She’s talked to the team and is trying to install a positive work ethic, and to try new events.” The Rams are trying to gain points for the Island championship but Niezen is

The Velox Valhallians are on the precipice of returning to the province’s top rugby competition, the CDI Premier League. The Valhallians topped the Nanaimo Hornets 46-20 at home on Saturday to win the Cowichan Cup, Tier 2 Island championship. The Valhallians host the Tier 2 provincial semifinal on Saturday, 3 p.m., against Abbotsford. The winner advances to the B.C. final and a chance at promotion to the eight-team CDI Premier League. “When you look at the club’s history we’ve never won a (men’s) B.C. final,” said first year men’s coach Aaron Frisby. The former Velox premier player coached the Velox Valkyries to the B.C. women’s championship last year. “It’s a big ask but it’s expected of us. When you’re not playing premier rugby the support falls off. It’s hard to get premier quality players when you’re not in the CDI Premier League.” Abbotsford is 11-4-1 in Tier 2 Mainland play this season after being relegated with just one win in 14 CDI matches last season. Velox was relegated in 2011 and has toiled in Tier 2 the past two seasons in the confusingly named Okanagan Brewery League 1. This year Velox played in the Island’s Tier 2 equivalent Cowichan Cup. Velox also played two exhibition games against premier sides, losing to Capilano 19-10 and the Castaway Wanderers 32-12. “Obviously the exhibition scores are not far off, certainly nowhere near some of the lopsided premier scores of late,” Frisby pointed out. The key is getting premier quality players and national level players. Once the door opens, more will follow. Across town, the James Bay and Castaway Wanderers have both benefitted by bringing in national team players who are here training with Rugby Canada. Velox hasn’t had a sniff of Rugby Canada carded players the past three years despite fielding several in the past. “We’re looking at other options, including UVic, which we believe has a lot of premierquality players that don’t get identified because the program is so deep.” Saturday (May 4) is a triple header for Velox men’s rugby as they host a Div. 3 semifinal vs. the Brit Lions at 11:30 a.m. At 1:15 p.m. Velox faces Abbotsford in the Okanagan Brewery League 2 semifinal. sports@vicnews.com

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Mount Douglas secondary student Caleigh Bachop is the captain of the burgeoning Rams high school track and field team. The Rams train at UVic’s Centennial Stadium three times a week and compete on Wednesdays. 1,500m with a new unsure if the team time of 4:03.04. is ready to dethrone “If everyone comes out to He’s also chasing Oak Bay. the 800m record, “It kind of depends (Lower Islands), I’ll be so proud.” – Caleigh Bachop just three seconds on how many athback of Brendan letes show up and Restall’s (Oak Bay how they do. If we get the big turnout, we can get those points.” High) 1:55.94. More than anything, Bachop wants to Helping the case are top-ranked elites such as Bachop, who is gunning for a see the team stay as big as it is after she’s gone, and so is working to develop social podium finish in two events. Another star in the making is Grade 10 side of it with a focus on team building. “We’ve had a bowling night and took Sam Willett, who is having success throwing the javelin, discus and particularly the a team road trip to a meet in Vancouver with some decent numbers, but we’ve hammer. “Willet is already up there with senior still never had all 85 athletes out. That is boys this year in the hammer, first so far the goal,” she said. The Lower Island track and field chamin the standings, and is first in the javelin pionships are at UVic on Wednesday. The junior standings,” Niezen said. Grade 12 Thomas Getty recently broke Island championships are May 15 and 16. sports@vicnews.com the boys high school league time for the

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VicSoccer organizer Steve Teska, a former Victoria Highlanders employee, sees a market for a flexible but competitive soccer league in Victoria. “KWSoccer is successfully entering its fourth year with over 2,000 followers, which is about five percent of the soccer community in KitchenerWaterloo,” Teska said. “It takes a while but people come to understand it. Stats are kept online, and prizes go to the top point getters, etc. We are competitive, but it’s a completely new concept and the players learn that.” All 11-a-side matches are officiated as are most nine-a-side matches. Teska plans to host games big and small. “In three years there’s been zero cards issued, not a suspension or ejection, no fights or anything. It’s a respect thing. We know we’re not out to win the World Cup.” VicSoccer is for players 16-and-over and Teska is hoping to add women’s and masters age games, run year-round, and expand to other fields. “With registrants interacting through social media we can do so much. The league is about flexbility. Prices vary but they’re quite reasonable and we provide a true soccer experience.” sports@vicnews.com

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VicSoccer’s debut as a rec soccer league couldn’t have started on a busier day. The first game was Sunday at 5 p.m., about eight hours after many of the city’s most active residents ran the TC10K. Eighteen players showed up to play the inaugural VicSoccer match at Hampton Park. Not a bad turnout despite the original time being bumped two hours by the Gorge FC women’s provincial B Cup soccer match. “It’s going to take a little time but the word of mouth is getting out there,” said VicSoccer organizer Steve Teska. “The main message we want to spread is that we are not trying to compete or take away from any of the other leagues in the city. We are just giving another option for the players to have a run around.” The next match is Saturday, 3 p.m. at Hampton Park. Signup is online at vicsoccer.ca. “It’s a pretty good response since only a handful of people are promoting it around the city so far,” Teska said. The soccer fanatic is willing to roll with the punches that come with getting a league off the ground, especially one that’s a bit outside the box compared to what the city is used to. “It’s a new concept,” Teska said. “The way it works is there’s no official teams in VicSoccer. Players are competing for themselves and everyone else.” When you sign up you choose a side, possibly with your friend, for example, and your position, which is on a first-come-first-serve basis. “You show up, get your jersey, take your position and you go from there. It’s amazing to see how well the people gel and come together. It’s very interactive and social.” Though it’s new in Victoria the league is based on a proven model, KWSoccer, in Teska’s hometown of Kitchener-Waterloo.

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OPENHOUSES Published Every Thursday

Oak Bay 250-370-7601 Victoria 250-483-1360 Westshore 250-391-2933 Sidney 250-655-0632 Chatterton Way 250-479-0688 www.vericoselect.com

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the May 2 - May 8 edition of Real Estate Victoria

208-1025 Hillside, $229,000 Saturday 2-4 Sutton West Coast Realty Jonas Solberg 250 479-3333

105-225 Belleville, $449,000 Sunday 1-3 Victoria Classic Realty Shaun Lees 250 386-1997

pg. 9

pg. 6

Saturday 1-2:30 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Shelly Reed, 250-213-7444

pg. 11

pg. 9

204-1715 Richmond, $249,900 pg. 8

5 Gorge Rd E, $419,000

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

pg. 16

pg. 11

pg. 11

Sunday 2:30-4 Re/Max Camosun Daniel Clover 250 507-5459

pg. 9

Saturday 2-4 Duttons & Co. Real Estate Ltd. 250-383-7100

pg. 26

306-75 Songhees, $698,000 pg. 8

pg. 26

pg. 11

402-2340 Oak Bay, $315,000 Sunday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Jason Leslie, 250-478-9600

pg. 12

pg. 9

pg. 5

pg. 6

pg. 10

1903 Chambers St, $425,000 Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheri Crause, 250-592-4422

pg. 26

59-14 Erskine Lane

pg. 13

pg. 12

7-126 Hallowell, $399,900 Sunday 1-3 Fair Realty Kevin Ramsay, 250-217-5091 pg. 9

pg. 17

pg. 13

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

pg. 14

pg. 13

pg. 17

pg. 14

pg. 26

pg. 12

Saturday 2-4 & Sunday 11-1 Macdonald Realty Ltd Eleanor V Smith, 250-818-6662

pg. 13

pg. 25

10500 McDonald Park, $585,000 Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Nicole Burgess 250 384-8124

pg. 8

32-7751 E Saanich, $349,000 Saturday 2-3 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

pg. 27

pg. 27

pg. 18

pg. 18

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

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

pg. 18

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

Saturday 2:30-4 SmartMove Real Estate Blair Veenstra, 250-380-6683

pg. 19

pg. 19

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

pg. 5

2680 Deville Rd, $379,900 pg. 15

Sunday 4-5 Fair Realty Chris Dusseault, 250-516-8773

pg. 19

838 Pears Rd., $475,000 pg. 18

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Corie Meyer, 250-384-8124

pg. 20

2588 Legacy Ridge, $474,900 pg. 18

Saturday 1-3 One Percent Realty Maria Furtado 250 881-3754

pg. 20

4859 Rocky Point, $399,900 pg. 18

9766 Fourth St. Tuesday-Saturday 1-3 Gordon Hulme Realty Don King 250-516-1202

pg. 20

207-2732 Matson Rd, $285,900

2410 Prima Vista, $549,900

pg. 8

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

2827 Lake End Rd

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

pg. 19

1177 Deerview Pl, $699,500

2428 Mt St Michael, $549,000

pg. 5

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

2244 Mills Rd, $539,900

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty David Harvey, 250-385-2033

pg. 21

1024 Grob Court

9706 Fifth St, $599,900

pg. 26

Sunday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Deborah Coburn, 250-812-1989

2916 Mt Wells, $439,900

1739 Lopez Pl, $779,000

pg. 14

Lot 1 York Ridge Pl, $325,000

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

Sunday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Colin Walters, 250-479-3333

pg. 2

101-982 Rattanwood, $319,900

302-9945 Fifth St, $314,900

5178 Rambler Rd., $939,888

Sunday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Deborah Coburn, 250-812-1989

Saturday 2:30-4:30 Re/Max Camosun Jason Binab, 250-744-3301

pg. 6

pg. 14

Lot 1 York Ridge Pl, $325,000

pg. 27

98-7701 Central Saanich, $149,000

Saturday 3-5 Fair Realty Chris Dusseault, 250-516-8773

2-909 Carolwood, $499,900 pg. 14

pg. 27

8930 Tumbo Pl, $1,075,000

4541 Pheasantwood, $899,900

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

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

pg. 26

pg. 14

pg. 18

8655 Forest Park, $699,000

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Noah Dobson 250 385-2033

7-910 Maltwood Terr, $459,900

4029 Elise

pg. 15

pg. 27

8546 Aldous, $549,900

4901 Sea Ridge, $610,000

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Deborah Coburn, 250-812-5333

Saturday 2-3 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

pg. 14

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Jeff Shorter, 250-384-8124

Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Sharen Warde, 250-592-4422

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty David Harvey, 250-385-2033

8-7751 E Saanich, $349,000

Saturday 2-4 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

2201 Arbutus Cove, $1,349,000

Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Hiro Nakatani, 250-661-4476

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Giovanna Balaiban, 250-477-5353

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Judy Gerrett, 250-656-0131

6665 Buena Vista, $624,000

220-1680 Poplar Ave, $166,900

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

pg. 15

1380 Oceanspray Dr, $524,900

pg. 14

315-1010 Bristol Rd, $254,900

Saturday 2-4 Sutton group West Coast Deborah Kline, 250-661-7680

3963 Juan De Fuca Terr.

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Mike Lock, 250-384-8124

4058 Raymond St, $439,900

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

15-5187 Cordova Bay, $749,000

Sunday 2-4 Sutton group West Coast Deborah Kline, 250-661-7680

723 Lily Ave, $589,900

Sunday 2:30-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Kim Mohns, 250-479-3333

pg. 14

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty David Stevens, 250-477-5353

3672-1507 Queensbury, $549,900 Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Susan Carley, 250-477-7291

pg. 25

5313 Sunter’s Track, $899,900

Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Sharen Warde, 250-592-4422

12-3255 Rutledge, $291,000

317 Bessborough, $795,000 Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Lorraine Stundon 250 812-0642

pg. 1

2320 Hollyhill, $659,000

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Rick Couvelier, 250-477-0921

2-4360 Emily Carr Dr, $635,000

pg. 9

302-1000 McClure, $199,000 Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Rosemarie Colterman 250 592-4422

pg. 12

215 Helmcken, $509,000

Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Lorraine Williams, 250-216-3317

410-50 Songhees, $565,000 Sunday 2:30-4 Re/Max Camosun Daniel Clover 250 507-5459

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Colin Walters, 250-479-3333

pg. 7

5131 Delmonte Ave, $694,900

Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Jacqueline Squire 250 477-1100

pg. 27

1739 Lopez Place

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

Friday 11-1 & Saturday & Sunday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Jason Leslie, 250-478-9600

1801 Laval

Sunday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Ltd Eleanor V Smith, 250 388-5882

12-1519 Cooper Rd, $189,900

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Sharen Warde, 250-592-4422

1741 Patly, $1,197,000 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Cathy Travis, 250-384-8124

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

Saturday 1-3 Sparling Real Estate Ltd. Trevor Lunn, 250-656-5511

pg. 9

Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12-5 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Ivica Kalabric, 250-384-8124

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

pg. 15

203-2427 Amherst Ave, $184,000

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

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jenn Raappana, 250-590-3921

1273 Filmer, $529,000

304-1618 North Dairy, $329,900

101-75 Songhees, $685,000 Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Bill MacDonald 250 479-3333

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Kami Norman, 250-477-5353

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

1102-835 View St, $349,000 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Peter Crichton, 250-889-4000

Saturday 11-1 Re/Max Camosun Rick Turcotte, 250-744-3301

22-899 Royal Oak, $598,800

1720 Beach, $1,050,000

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Kathryn Alexander, 250-881-4440

621-50 Songhees, $699,000 Sunday 2:30-4 Re/Max Camosun Daniel Clover 250 507-5459

1533 Granada Cres, $539,900

304-1663 McKenzie, $382,500

1255 Richardson

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Sutton West Coast Mikko Ikonen 250 479-3333

pg. 9

4341 Cedar Hill Rd pg. 8

pg. 6

pg. 10

pg. 13

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

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

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

636 Belton, $439,900

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Pat Meadows, 250-592-4422

pg. 12

205-1571 Mortimer, $209,000

107-250 Douglas, $231,900

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

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

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

Sunday 2-3 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

101 Kiowa Pl, $1,199,950

4634 Amblewood, $899,000

pg. 8

pg. 6

pg. 13

4030/4040 Borden St pg. 19

pg. 1

5-216 Russell, $469,900

9876 Seventh St, $509,900

102-1660 Feltham, $339,900 pg. 12

4-854 Caroline, $589,900

Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Jim Russell 250 592-4422

1763 Bay, $375,000

pg. 13

2606 Midnight Pl, $648,500 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Tricia Basi, 250-384-8124

216-50 Songhees, $424,900

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Lynnell Davidge, 250-477-7291

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

Saturday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Jason Leslie, 250-478-9600

Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Jordy Harris, 250-385-2033

8520 Ballenas Pl., $729,000

20-1286 Tolmie, $519,900

730 Rockheights, $634,900 Saturday 1-3 One Percent Realty Tania McFadden, 250-589-0248

3-9 Moss, $649,000

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate David Dand 250 477-7291

1121 Kings, $625,000

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Sharen Warde, 250-592-4422

pg. 10

pg. 14

3236 Cedar Hill, $574,500 pg. 13

376 Kinver St., $409,900 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Allen Tepper, 250-686-6325

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Re/Max Camosun Dan Juricic, 250-514-8261

3020 Washington, $391,000 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Elfie Jeeves, 250-477-7291

pg. 10

Sunday 12:30-2 SmartMove Real Estate Blair Veenstra, 250-889-3926

1158 Greenwood, $489,900 Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Mark McDougall, 250-588-8588

2829 Arbutus, $995,000

3224 Bellevue Rd, $639,000

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

1440 Slater Pl, $659,900

654 Langford, $369,000

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

Sunday 1-4 Access Realty Ltd. Dave Vogel, 250-588-8378

Sunday 1-3 Fair Realty Kevin Ramsay, 250-217-5091

214-50 Songhees, $449,900

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

pg. 1

1446 Pembroke, $349,900

541 Cornwall, $789,000

Sunday 2:30-4 Re/Max Camosun Daniel Clover 250 507-5459

204-837 Selkirk Ave, $279,900

3161 Alder St, $535,000

1273 Denman St, $539,000

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

Saturday - Monday noon - 5 pm Macdonald Realty Helene Roy, 250 883-2715

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

pg. 25

733A Humboldt (200 Douglas)

4-1001 Terrace, $339,000 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Bonnie Johnston 250 744-3301

804 Beckwith, $529,900

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

pg. 16

2383 Echo Valley Dr, $605,000 pg. 8

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Inder Taneja, 250-686-8228

pg. 19


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101-954 Walfred, $374,900 pg. 20

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

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

2216 Players Dr., $709,900 pg. 20

991 Acadian Rd, $424,900

Saturday 2-4 One Percent Realty Valentino, 250-686-2242

203-594 Bezanton Way, $294,000 pg. 19

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

pg. 20

pg. 20

103-982 Rattanwood, $319,900

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

pg. 19

4042 Metchosin, $529,900 pg. 20

107-608 Fairway, $317,900

Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Deidra Junghans, 250-474-6003 pg. 20

1015 Braeburn Ave. pg. 16

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

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Saturday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Jane Logan, 250-920-6868

1630 Kristen Way, $359,900 Saturday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes April Spackman, 250-818-0942

pg. 21

pg. 25

5577 Medberry, $699,000 525 Saltspring View, $589,000 pg. 16

6962 Brailsford

Saturday 2-4 RE/MAX Alliance Ron Neal, 250-386-8181

pg. 28

Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Noah Dobson, 250-385-2033

5575 Medberry Cl, $579,000 Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Sandy Berry, 250-385-2033

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

Park Place, $339,900 pg. 21

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Re/Max of Duncan Kim Johannsen 250 748-7200

pg. 24

500 Corfield, $332,000

2216 Baron Rd, $469,000

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

Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Sandra Govender, 250-592-4422

2461 Sooke River, $389,900 pg. 20

pg. 26

2367 Sunriver, $469,900

Saturday 2-3 Century 21 Queenswood Ruth Stark 250 477-1100

2688 Deville, $229,900

741 Bexhill Rd, $499,900 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Kroppmann Realty Dale Kroppmanns, 250-478-0808

pg. 6

pg. 20

642 Hope Rd, $519,900 Sunday 2-4 Sutton West Coast Realty Elke Pettipas 250 479-3333

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Greg Long, 250-384-8124

Saturday 12-2 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Mike Hartshorne, 250-590-3921

875 Wild Ridge Way, $419,900

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

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

6999 Brailsford, $599,900

Saturday 11-1 Re/Max Camosun Dale Sheppard, 250-478-9600

637 Rason, $489,900

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Deidra Junghans, 250-474-6003

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the May 2 - May 8 edition of

294 Hatley Lane, $829,800

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

962 Dunford, $439,900

2742 Whitehead Pl, $329,000

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

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

933 Step Moss Cl, $699,000

Saturday 1-3 Fair Realty Kevin Ramsay, 250-217-5091

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3582 Pechanga, $449,000 Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Gary Bazuik, 250-477-5353

2576 Kinnoul, $599,900 pg. 21

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max of Duncan Kim Johannsen 250 748-7200

pg. 24

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n Oak Bay Kiwanis Pavilion Foundation Gala n Saturday, April 20 n Uplands Golf Course

Mount St. Mary Hospital Foundation honours donors The Mount St. Mary Hospital Foundation said thank you for the generosity and dedicated efforts of its supporters during the annual Donor Appreciation Reception April 23. Guests gathered at Mount St. Mary Hospital, where they heard from featured speaker and award-winning journalist Jody Paterson, who spoke about her experience with music therapy and made a donation. Event emcee and philanthropist Rob Reid gave his compliments to the success of the Mount St. Mary – Marythoners pledge collectors in October’s annual Goodlife Fitness Marathon/Half and 8 KM walk/runs. Donors were recognized for supporting the care, comfort and dignity of the 200 residents at the complex care hospital, including progress on the $900,000 Room to Care Campaign and the $5 million endowment fund named in honour of the Sisters of St. Ann. In honour of the Sisters, Sands Funeral Chapel presented the hospital with a bronze statue of Michelangelo’s Pieta. Guests enjoyed Silk Road Tea served on Victoria Vintage China Rentals, White Spot appetizers and the Belleville Greeters in Victorian costume.

Donors Tony and Darlene Southwell with Mount St. Mary Hospital CEO Sara John Fowler.

Anna Fox with her brother-in-law Alan Fox.

Featured speaker Jody Paterson with Mount St. Mary Hospital Foundation Executive Director Kari Frazer.

Margaret Pinvidic with her granddaughter, Oona Jean.

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As people lace up their shoes and set off on the second annual Hike for Hospice this Sunday, they’ll be walking together in celebration of those who receive hospice care and those who deliver it. “We see the relationship between Victoria Hospice and the community as a supportive and necessary one,” says Dave Traynor, communications manager of the Victoria Hospice. “We use the phrase ‘we care for the community we depend on.’ And it’s a pleasure to see the community come out to support us.” Check in time for the hike is 9 a.m., May 5, at Fisherman’s Wharf, and the 3.5 kilometre route, winding along Victoria’s scenic waterfront, gets underway at 10 a.m. Registration is at the site or online at www.victoriahospice.org/ hike-for-hospice. The hike gives people a chance to remember loved ones, raise awareness of hospice palliative care in general and promote work done by volunteers and professionals in the field. But it also rasies funds for the Victoria Hospice, a not-for-profit entity, which depends on collecting half of its annual $7 million budget directly from the community through donations. “Without that support, we don’t continue,” says Traynor. More than 150 people (and many four-legged companions) took part in the inaugural event last year. Most of the teams had their own theme, displayed prominently during the colourful “Parade of Teams,” which kicked off the day’s festivities. The Victoria Hike for Hospice is

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actually part of a larger, national event, organized by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association, as part of National Hospice Palliative Care Week, May 5-11. The national theme — “Canadians are aging. We’ve done the math. Have you?” — encourages professionals, caregivers and the public to advocate for better hospice palliative care . . . especially as the population ages. The local message is similar, says Traynor, “but it’s about the so-called ‘Silver Tsunami’ that is coming.” He adds, “The Boomer demographic is a force of nature that has affected every age group it’s rolled over since World War 2. Awareness of the need for effective end-of-life strategies and programs is growing, and we’re going to see this become a much more public part of the health-care discussion. We believe that Victoria Hospice has a significant role to play, both in being part of the solution (increased availability of hospice care) as well as leading the growth and expertise of end-of-life care, which is about much more than just hospice care. It’s about living well until you die.”

A flourishing rooftop garden is a much-loved feature of Victoria Hospice’s In-Patient Unit at the Richmond Pavillion. “Gardens bring peace and comfort, and the rooftop garden is about having something visual and not clinical as patients and their families take a breather from hospice,” says Kelly Redlin, an organizer of Victoria Hospice’s fundraising Teeny Tiny Garden Tour. “Gardens are life affirming.” “Gardens and hospice care have strong links,” adds Dave Traynor, also of Victoria Hospice. The rooftop garden was part of the inspiration to launch an annual fundraising garden tour — coming up on Sunday, June 9. The eighth annual event promises to be as popular, fun and informative as ever. Participants will visit 14 small gardens, including a rose lovers’ haven, a garden that successfully works around rock, a water feature garden, and a garden that includes two beehives amid a miniature Garry Oak ecosystem. The decision to focus on small, mostly backyard gardens sets this garden tour apart from others in Victoria. “The name comes from the contrast between the gardens on our tour, which are usually in people’s back yards, and not something like Butchart, or large, multi-acre set-ups,” says Traynor. “But each one is unique and there’s always something special about them. The group of volunteers that organize the tour each year are passionate about their own gardens and they love to highlight those extraspecial ones they find in their travels.” An added feature this year will be inclusion of a master gardener available to answer questions at two of the locations. Tickets for the June 9 event can be purchased at Thrifty Foods locations, Dig This or the Victoria Hospice Thrift Boutique, at 1315 Cook St.

Victoria Hospice is a registered charity that provides end-of-life care, offered in patients’ homes, or within the hospice’s 17-bed in-patient unit. It also provides medical consultation to patients in other health care facilities. Hospice staff and trained volunteers offer comfort for patients and support for their families, rather than attempting to cure progressive and life-limiting illness. Donations to Victoria Hospice can be made online at www.VictoriaHospice.org.

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