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Hotrodders furious after targeted ticketing Royal Oak centre clamps down on decade-old classic car social after parking woes, merchant complaints Edward Hill News staff

Every Saturday night they roll into the Royal Oak Shopping Centre – Ford pickups from the 1930s, deuce coups, Packards, 1950s Chevys. For more than a decade, Francelli’s Coffee House has been the social hub for classic car collectors from across Greater Victoria. But last Saturday, the regular summer meet and greet went sour. After Victoria’s classic car regulars basked in the glory of polished chrome at Northwest Deuce Days, they cruised to Francelli’s for the 5 p.m. coffee. It didn’t take long for Robbins Parking staff to start ticketing cars – hotrods specifically, according to witnesses. Robbins staff handed out less than a dozen parking violation tickets before 30 or 40 classic car collectors drove off. Bob Carter, 68, owner of a 1934 Ford pickup, was barely able to order a coffee. “I walked outside Francelli’s and Robbins was giving me a ticket – I said it’s three hour parking. They just said it’s not allowed. They wouldn’t answer my questions,” Carter said. He refused to let the ticket agent touch his truck. “(Robbins) kept asking ‘who

is in charge of the car show?’ Nobody is in charge. It isn’t a car show. Everyone kept telling them it isn’t a car show,” said Leslie Hume, owner of an original-green 1949 Austin A40, and a regular at Francelli’s. “It was definitely discrimination. Any hotrod they were writing up a ticket.” For many of the classic car owners, the tickets, worth about $32, are a shocking slap to the face by Hansbraun Investments, property manager of seven shopping centres in Saanich. Most of the Saturday night hotrodders are professionals and seniors – the car scene is coffee and sandwiches, not beer and doughnuts. “These aren’t young kids screeching around. These guys are lawyers, doctors, police, old guys with passion for cars. It really is a community,” said Andy Collins, owner of Francelli’s Coffee House for the past two years, which has walls packed with photos of classic cars from locals. “These guys are customers, they spend money here, they are local and all shop here during the week. Why would a lease company try to push business away? The Saturday night car show has been here for years and suddenly they don’t like it?” Hansbraun distributed a letter to Royal Oak Shopping Centre

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Art Wood, left, Larry Zilinksy and Bob Carter stand with Zilinsky’s 1932 Ford Roadster. The three have regularly attended an informal gathering of classic car owners at the Royal Oak Shopping Centre for years, but are upset the mall management is trying to drive them out.

“These aren’t young kids screeching around. These guys are lawyers, doctors, police, old guys with passion for cars.” – Andy Collins Francelli’s Coffee House merchants in May that said the weekly car shows have never been permitted, they create liability and safety issues, and have a negative affect on businesses and customers. The company warned that vehicles would be ticketed or towed, effective May 25. Victoria Shannon, with Hansbraun Investments and the property manager for Royal Oak Shopping Centre, said the clas-

sic cars, at times more than 100, monopolize too much space, to the point where owners have put up caution tape and brought out lawn chairs. “The car show has been an unauthorized event at the centre for many years. It’s never been allowed and no one asked permission,” Shannon said. “We’ve had so many issues over the years with tenants saying the parking is full and that it’s impacting customers.” Shannon said eight parking tickets were issued Saturday, and two have since been rescinded. The ticketing came after a period of requests and warnings the car show isn’t a permitted event. “I had put it off, but I’ve been hearing from tenants that its getting worse,” she said. “We try not to discriminate against classic cars, at the same


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time we can’t let the event take over the parking lot every Saturday afternoon. “It is really difficult as a property manager when one group feels entitled to use the property and not ask permission and doesn’t follow the rules.” Larry Zilinksy, owner of a 1932 Ford Roadster, said he personally talked to merchants to gauge the level of support for the weekly coffee event. Some are against it, but most are in favour, he said. “The merchants say they support (the cars). It brings in money and people,” Zilinksy said. “We thought things had settled down. That was two months ago, but all of a sudden Saturday night there were tickets – on the Saturday night of Deuce Days.”

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“As it stands I don’t think I’ll go back. I don’t know if I’ll be ticketed or what,” Zilinsky said. Collins argues that the property manager had authorized the weekly event – for many years as a barbecue night under the previous owner, and then as coffee and sandwiches. “In April out of the blue Hansbraun called and said they don’t want the car show, that its totally illegal and there are safety issues,” he said. “Why has it been going on for 12 years? They’ve let it go on all this time. “It’s a bunch of people who turn up in cars. Arguably they’re here for two hours a week. Coming in and giving tickets is bang out of order.” Shannon said permission has never been granted for a car show. At the same time, she said if the classic car owners can become organized as a group and get the proper insurance, the property manager wants to find a middle ground. In September the Royal Oak Shopping Centre is planing a fundraising event for Cops for Cancer, which is an opportunity to involve classic car owners, she said. “We want to find a way for this to be a positive,” she said.

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It remains to be seen if classic car owners will organize and seek accommodation with the shopping centre. As it stands now, fury and outrage is building within the community. Like other classic car owners posting to Hansbraun’s Facbook page, 85-year-old Jim Cain said he won’t shop at Royal Oak. “We spend a lot of money there. It’s a very handy mall,” he said. “Now we live in Gordon Head. If they don’t want us there Saturdays, we won’t go there anymore. “It was a good gathering. People came from all over Victoria. You’d meet friends, drink coffee. A lot people came to see the cars,” said Cain, owner of a 1951 Pontiac. Frank D’Argis said in an email to the News it was embarrassing to watch people on Saturday dig out receipts to prove they were paying customers. “I was equally embarrassed to see several car owners from the U.S.A. ... have to high tail it out of the parking lot before getting a ticket, but not before returning the goods they had purchased from mall businesses,” D’Argis wrote. Art Wood, owner of a 1951 Chevy and a longtime regular at Francelli’s, said for the Saturday night events, he and others kept the hotrods away from parking spaces near Country Grocer, for instance, and strived to share the space with regular shoppers. “I been shopping at Royal Oak mall for 34 years. I’m born and raised here. I support the mall seven days a week with groceries and the drug store,” Wood said. “To turn around and do something like that I don’t understand.”


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Going in circles for 24 hours Tour de Rock riders take on endurance challenge at UVic Kyle Slavin News staff

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Saanich Const. Lisa Bruschetta, front left, Saanich police equipment officer Kevin Nunn, Oak Bay reserve Const. Aubrey Blackhall, back left, and Saanich Const. Douglas Franklin are doing a 24 hour ride to raise money for Tour de Rock.

At 1 a.m. Saturday when Doug Franklin’s legs and back are aching, and the end of his 24-hour bike ride is still 12 hours away, he’ll close his eyes for a split second and think about why he’s riding. “Going to Camp Goodtimes and witnessing these kids being kids, and seeing them laughing and smiling and just doing normal things – things that we take for granted every day,” Franklin said of his recent experience visiting the camp for kids battling cancer. “Just knowing that I can be a very, very, very small part of that process and their happiness gives me all the motivation I need to keep pedalling.” Franklin, a Saanich bike cop, is a member of the 2013 Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock team, and one of four Tour de Rock riders participating in a 24-hour ride around UVic’s Ring Road, beginning Friday at 1 p.m. Saanich police Const. Lisa Bruschetta, Oak Bay reserve Const. Aubrey Blackhall and Saa-

nich police quartermaster, Kevin Nunn, are also riding. “Seeing so many of my adult family and friends who’ve gone through cancer and are in remission, I can’t even imagine how hard that would be for a child,” Bruschetta said. “Sitting there and riding, and maybe having a few aches and pains, can’t compare. We can’t begin to fathom what they’re going through.” The four riders are hoping supporters will riding alongside them over the 24 hours, and donate to help funding pediatric cancer research and support programs. “One hundred per cent of what they donate is going to our kids,” said Bruschetta, a mother of two. “If they don’t have a child, it could be someone that they’re going to support down the road. We’re all eventually going to know someone who has cancer or is remission, so come out and support us to make sure that we either get a cure for this horrible disease, or we support Camp Goodtimes to bring some joy to these children.” In addition to donations being accepted to ride with the team members, there will be other fundraisers happening throughout the 24-hour period. For a $10 donation, you can take a guess on how many laps

around the 1.9-kilometre route team members will ride. The closest guess will win a downtown Victoria night-out package that includes movie tickets, a night at the Chateau Victoria and breakfast at Vista 18. A by-donation hot dog sale will also happen beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Bruschetta and Franklin say they feel physically and mentally prepared for the weekend’s tough ride, but know that it’ll require laser focus on their own motivations to ensure they succeed. “I think in the wee hours of the morning is where we’re just going to have to start thinking about our junior riders, the kids that we’re riding for, and the support that they need,” Bruschetta said. “This is not even a dot on the map compared to what these kids are going through – that’s what’s motivating me, that’s what’s mentally preparing me. I’m ready to do this for them,” Franklin added. The day-long ride begins at 1 p.m. today (Friday) and ends at 1 p.m. Saturday at the University of Victoria. The Tour de Rock team will cycle nearly 1,100 kilometres from Port Alice to Victoria this fall, raising money for pediatric cancer research and Camp Goodtimes.

Alternative plans pressed for Gyro Park Cadboro Bay resident disputes Saanich park planning proposals Edward Hill News staff

After months of public open houses and workshops, Saanich has laid out a series of potential long-term changes to CadboroGyro Park – three plans that council will eventually select from. But some Cadboro Bay residents are arguing that none of the three options meet the wishes of park users and the community, and have developed a fourth plan. Dwight Waring, who sits on the Cadboro Bay Residents Association parks committee, but developed a plan independently with a small group of community members, said Saanich’s plans change too much, are too expensive and don’t properly address pressing problems, such as flooding in the winter. “In the winter the park floods terribly. Flooding is a big thing,” Waring said. Waring’s plan calls for Saanich to install sump pumps to keep Gyro Park’s fields from flooding in the winter and to purchase a piece of private land attached to the park. His plan opts not to build a wetland pond, as outlined in the district’s options. “The park drains 85 hectares of surrounding land and it has a high water table,” he said. “(Saanich) wants to dig a pond, but the pond won’t solve the problems. They are trying to make it a natural place, but our

analysis is pay for the pumps and the land and it’s still a cheap alternative.” Waring’s plan also calls for the current parking lot to be paved, but left in the same configuration. Saanich wants to reclaim parking closest to the beach for parkland and build more stalls closer to the entrance off Sinclair Road, although that didn’t find strong support in the latest surveys. Waring also argues that building a new road and roundabout for a boat drop-off will be too expensive due to soft peat under the ground. “It will be expensive to build new foundations (for a road). The existing parking is stable,” he said. “New parking will be expensive because of (utility pipe) forcemains and loading. There might be middens and unknown costs.” Waring tried to present his plans as “Option D” at a Gyro Park planning open house. He had to give his presentation outside. “We need an upgrade no doubt, but here it’s so easy to park near the water. I don’t know why they want to make it different for people,” he said. “Users don’t want big changes. They don’t want a park they don’t recognize.” Saanich for its part is emphasizing that any master plan that is approved will be phased in over a decade or more, and remains a work in progress. Gary Darrah, Saanich’s manager of parks planning, said the only changes budgeted within the next year are to pathway surfaces and grades to improve accessibility to picnic and play areas, a $675,000 project funded by Saanich and provincial grants.

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Kids play on the newly repainted Cadborosaurus at Gyro Park. The play area is slated for expansion under changes proposed for the park. Until a master plan is approved, other potential changes haven’t been budgeted or funded, Darrah said. “It’s important to think of this as a long-term plan. It’s not something that will be implemented in one, two or three years. It will take 10 to 15 years to implement. Improvements will be phased in over time, gradually.” Other key priorities are adding to the play area and creating drainage for the grassy fields. Darrah said the wetland is the best option to control stormwater flooding in what is the lowest area in Cadboro Bay. “It’s not possible to keep the (park) dry during the winter with tides and storm events. The concept is to raise the pathways so people can use the park in the winter,” he said. “The play area floods. One goal is to create a newer, better play area that floods less in winter and can be used year-round. We hope to do that by the end of the year.” One sticking point are the two tennis

courts, which under Saanich’s plan are relocated and shrunk to one. Darrah said the parks department has heard from vocal tennis players and residents about the popularity of the courts. Keeping the courts as-is hasn’t been “unanimous,” Darrah said, but noted the planning options aren’t written in stone. As for purchasing the private Godfrey property, a half acre plot that is amid current parkland, Saanich parks manger Rae Roer said the municipality won’t comment on if it is actively pursuing the land, but the parks department is developing contingency plans with and without the land. “We are always interested (in exploring a purchase) with willing participants. Plans are going ahead regardless. We have a contingency for both,” Roer said. See under Cadboro-Gyro Park Masterplan Public Input for the online survey, which will close July 31.

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It may be the middle of summer, but the Salvation Army is already looking ahead to the start of school in September. The service organization’s annual Backpack and School Supply Drive has kicked off and the public is encouraged to help out by donating supplies or cash to the cause. The goal is to accumulate enough of both to provide 5,000 children in need with the items they need to start the school year off right. “We have seen a need for it, which is why we have increased (capacity of) the program,” said Kyla Ferns, communications officer for the Salvation Army.

New partners, including Starbucks and the B.C. Chiropractic Association, have come on board to help expand the campaign’s reach. The program handed out 1,000 filled backpacks on Vancouver Island last year, including 250 in Greater Victoria. More local takeup is expected this year, said Pat Humble, Salvation Army’s community ministries director. The outreach team received a good response when it set up a stand at a pair of recent Music in the Park events in Saanich, he said. Backpacks are stuffed with standard items such as pens, pencils, paper, duotangs and binders, but Ferns said extra items

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Haro Woods is officially protected. With Saanich council giving final reading to a rezoning application Tuesday night, Saanich’s land swap

anywhere so there’s no rush.” The rezoning application saw council rezone the forest parcels from residential to nature park, and create a utility zone specific for the area that will house the tank. “This is a win-win that preserves woodland for generations to come,” Leonard said. – with files from Edward Hill

“The CRD will build their attenuation tank, and we’ll get to a discussion with the community about a park plan, but that’s not urgent,” he said. “The trees look fine there. We don’t need to overthink it. This is a natural woodland; what kind of plan do you need? I don’t imagine we’ll even get to that over the next couple years, but, like I say, the trees aren’t going


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Saanich retains another 1.4 ha of forest next to the tank site. The entire forest, including a portion owned by the University of Victoria, should appear as one, after vegetation is planted over the tank. Mayor Frank Leonard says despite the property switching hands, residents in the area shouldn’t expect to see changes any time soon.


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with the Capital Regional District now marks 90 per cent of the 8.5-hectare forest in Cadboro Bay protected as natural woodland. Under a deal wrangled over the past two years, the CRD gave Saanich 4.33 hectares of forest in exchange for 1.5 ha to house a 5,000-cubicmetre underground attenuation tank, which is designed to capture overflows from sewer lines during major storms.


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the Western Subaru triathlon series, which will help churn out Olympic-level athletes. Work on the new building is underway, and owners Paul Regensburg and Lance Watson held a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday to mark the milestone. “We see this as a future gathering spot for the endurance community,” Regensburg said. “This is the hub for triathlon training right here. We’ve brought Simon Whitfield, Brent McMahon on running practices countless times around this lake trail. This location has some of

Triathlon building underway at Elk Lake Kyle Slavin News staff

Gone is the landmark Elk Lake Restaurant that churned out ice cream to beach-goers on hot days. In its place will soon be an administration building that’ll house LifeSport Coaching and

the best spots to ride from, and we’re 200 metres from the water of Elk Lake,” added Watson. Saanich Mayor Frank Leonard says adding the triathlon home to the area, which already boasts training Olympic athletes at the nearby rowing centre, Commonwealth pool and Pacific Institute of Sport Excellence, is a natural step for Saanich. “The turning point for Saanich was the Commonwealth Games in ’94 and the years leading up to it. That pool was perhaps going to UVic or perhaps going to the City of Victoria, but

we stepped in and said we can make it not just a competition venue, but a community venue. And our sports community has really just grown since then,” he said. Saanich South MLA Lana Popham, the NDP’s critic for small business, tourism, arts and culture, says this is a “significant” get for Saanich. “The amount of money that’s generated from sports tourism is really significant,” she said. “For the Subaru triathlon that happens

here at Elk Lake, every out of town visitor brings 3.5 people with them, each spending a night in a hotel and investing money in our community.” Regensburg says the aim is to have construction of the two-storey, 275-square-metre building complete by mid-January 2014. “One landmark’s gone, but a new landmark’s taking its place,” Leonard added. “It’s a modest building but a big impact.”

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arious individuals and organizations want the province to force B.C. Ferries management to have three newly announced ships built by a B.C. shipyard. But it’s not as simple as just mandating that, and then standing back and telling the ferry corporation to just “get ’er done.” Even Brian Carter, the president of Seaspan Shipyards, which owns and operates Victoria Shipyards in Esquimalt, acknowledged his company will have to look at what’s being asked for first, before it can determine whether it even has the capacity and infrastructure to commit to such a project. A perfect scenario for the Capital Region would see the ships built in B.C., constructed on time and on budget, and with much of the work and jobs coming to Victoria Shipyards, the largest of Seaspan’s three facilities in this province. But as the ferry corporation found when it commissioned its Celebration-class vessels some years back, international companies are well-equipped to handle such orders and will provide stiff competition for B.C. firms that are only in recent years picking up steam again. We’d love to trumpet the regional economic activity that would be created by the further expansion of shipbuilding capabilities in Esquimalt. At the same time, taxpayers will be footing the bill for those ferries, and it’s the responsibility of the corporation to seek out the best value for money in this transaction. Determining whether the creation of a significant number of short-term, well-paying jobs is more important than the potential to overspend for this project, if the bidding was not opened up to a worldwide competition, is a job for government, not the B.C. Ferry Corporation. The B.C. Liberals, despite saying they will let B.C. Ferries make the final decision, have to make sure the corporation is absolutely clear on government’s viewpoint on that issue. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: or fax 250-386-2624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The SAANICH NEWS is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to



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Oxygen is a highly reactive ore than 13 per cent of element that is quickly used up Canada’s gross domestic when elements such as sulphur and product depends on iron oxidize. Only after life evolved healthy ecosystems, according to a way to exploit the sun’s energy Environment Canada briefing notes through photosynthesis obtained by Postmedia was carbon dioxide News. removed and oxygen By contrast, the released as a byproduct. Harper government’s Over millions of years, pet economic project, photosynthesis liberated the Alberta oil sands, oxygen, which built up to represents a mere two become 20 per cent of the per cent. But is 13 atmosphere. To this day, per cent a reasonable all green things on land estimate of the “value” of and in oceans maintain nature? With the current David Suzuki the balance between perspective that elevates oxygen and carbon the economy above all Guest column dioxide. else, it’s important to However, since the find ways to include nature’s value in our calculations so Industrial Revolution, we’ve been burning fossil fuels, liberating more it doesn’t get ignored in decisioncarbon dioxide than life can absorb. making. At the same time, it seems It’s accumulating in the atmosphere absurd to try to assign worth to and oceans and that’s driving something so vital we can’t survive climate change. without it. Back to our experiment. We knew Most of the world’s people are about the toxic atmosphere before now urban dwellers and spend we started out and so we packed increasingly less time outdoors. As helmets and compressed air tanks, such, we assume we can create our habitat. As long as we have parks to which we don before opening the hatch. We exit and wander play in, we don’t think much about about, looking at the eerie, barren nature. So, let’s consider a thought landscape for an hour or two before exercise. becoming thirsty. Scientists invent a time machine There’s water, but what could to take us back four billion years we trust to drink? Life is part of the before life appeared. We strap hydrologic cycle that circulates ourselves in, press buttons and water around the world in rivers, are transported to a time when lakes, oceans and air. Soil organisms the planet was sterile, devoid of such as fungi and bacteria, as well life. We open the hatch and go out. as plant roots, filter molecules from And, we’re all dead! That’s because water to render it drinkable. before life arose, the atmosphere We knew that, too, and so we was toxic for animals like us – rich have water bottles attached to our in CO2, ammonia, sulphur and helmets, connected by straw to our water, but devoid of oxygen.

mouths. After many more hours, we become hungry. But before there was life on Earth there was no food for animals like us because everything we eat was once alive. We consume the carcasses of animals and plants and absorb their molecules to form every part of our bodies. We also anticipated that and brought food. In fact, I expected to stay a while and brought seeds to grow greens. But where could I plant them? There would be dust, sand, clay and gravel, but no soil because it’s formed by the accumulation of molecules from the remains of plants and animals. Finally, the sun sets and although it’s warm because of greenhouse gases, we decide to build a fire so we can sit around and exchange stories. Where could we find fuel to burn? Wood, peat, dung, coal, oil and gas all store the sun’s energy as photosynthetic products that we burn to liberate fire. Before life, there was no fuel. Again, in anticipation we brought wood, kindling and paper and set them up for a fire. But fire requires oxygen, so nothing happens when we strike the match. The point of this exercise is to illustrate that the very foundations of our lives are made possible by the web of life that evolved on a once-sterile planet. Living organisms on land and in oceans, including us, create, cleanse and regenerate those vital elements. Who needs nature? We do. Without nature, we would not be here. How do we put an economic value on that?

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LETTERS Columnist’s opinion another knee-jerk reaction Re: CRD losing ground in sewage debate (Simon Nattrass, July 19) Nattrass opines that flushing raw sewage, detergents, road runoff, antibiotics and other chemicals into the Strait of Juan de Fuca is a bad idea. This is the mindset that is driving us down the road to spending billions of unnecessary dollars. The poopinto-ocean-equals-bad attitude is a knee-jerk reaction not based on science. In our location it is much better for our planet and our local environment to send our nutrients into the ocean, rather than creating a land-based source of sludge that we then have to deal with. Maybe a fish farm would buy it?

road that will cost us all a lot of money, but will actually hurt the environment. Ed Christianson Colwood

As for detergents, pharmaceuticals and other chemicals, I agree we should do something about that, but the currently proposed treatment plan won’t do it. I’m not sure the technology exists to do that yet. And road runoff? That is the storm drain system and doesn’t even belong in this discussion. Please, please, please, can we get a firm scientific backing before we make the decision to spend a bunch of money now, then a bunch more every year to support this wrong-headed plan. Mr. Nattrass, I challenge you to look more deeply into this issue rather than go along with the knee-jerk reaction and further our journey down a

Sewage treatment issue can be tough to sort out Our sewage treatment issue is a thorny one, no doubt. I have struggled with coming to a definite view. Apparently the same can be said of Mr. Nattrass, who, in last week’s ‘opinion piece’ ventures no detectable opinion. I probed in vain for the sweet core of this jelly donut. He offered nothing but rhetorical dough. Tom Oak Victoria

Classic cars unfairly ticketed at Royal Oak

Classic car ticketing embarrassing

Many transgressions in Canada’s past

Classic car cruise nights at Royal Oak Shopping Center have been happening on Saturday nights for many years. A month or so ago car clubs received a letter from the lawyers of the shopping center telling the car clubs to stop publicizing the cruise nights. The car clubs complied with their wishes and didn’t attend. Many of stores realized they were missing out on business. After a couple of weeks, we were invited back to the mall for Saturday cruise nights again. Last Saturday night, we were given tickets for parking at the mall, even if we were there shopping, just because we had classic cars. Most car owners buy dinner at one of the many restaurants. Many owners do grocery shopping, pick up bread and meat, get gas and shop at the other stores there as well. So needless to say, myself and many other classic car owners will not be spending a dime at the Royal Oak Shopping Center from now on (sorry to the owners of stores that really appreciated our business). Dave and Carol LeGrand Saanich

I was disgusted to witness several classic and collector cars indiscriminately receive $30 parking tickets last Saturday evening, notwithstanding the fact that many cars had just parked there, and had receipts showing they had patronized businesses in the mall. Robbins Parking issued the tickets as authorized by Hansbraun Investments, manager of the mall. Regular cars (non-collector) were not ticketed. I was equally embarrassed to see several car owners from the U.S.A., who were attending the highly successful Deuce Days event, have to high tail it out of the parking lot before getting a ticket, but not before returning the goods they had purchased from mall businesses. I am the proud owner of a collector car, and have lived in the Royal Oak area for 34 years. I was a regular shopper at many mall businesses, spending several thousand dollars annually. The average age of the collector car mall patrons is about 60. We are peaceful. We patronize the mall and we attract business to the mall. Frank D’Argis Saanich

Re: Columnist’s portrayal of Canada was “disgusting’. (Letters, July 12). It is no surprise really that D. Gramlich sees Canada through rose-coloured glasses. Our education system has deliberately avoided teaching the truth about Canada’s history. This has been very convenient for those who want to develop the resources of the land and inhabit the land. I am 61 and have begun educating myself about what First Nations people. We cannot move into a new future without healing the rift between colonists and First Nations. The standard of living of many aboriginal people in Canada is as bad as any indigenous people in the world. I take no joy in Canada Day, Thanksgiving, Victoria Day or any celebration where we pat ourselves on the back for what we have done in 100 or 150 years. I am not proud of what we have done, as we have polluted, plundered and left much of a beautiful pristine land poisoned and uninhabitable. Dawn Heiden Saanich

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One man was taken to hospital Tuesday morning after a police cruiser rear-ended his compact car on Bay Street. Both vehicles were traveling west on Bay Street when the compact car signalled for a left turn onto Cedar Hill Road. It was struck from behind by the police vehicle. The car driver was taken to hospital for precautions. His fouryear-old passenger was uninjured. The Independent Investigations Office has been notified as a precaution, Russell said, as has the Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner.

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ome might think the library is a thing of the past — but “it’s more than a pile of old dusty books,” says circulation assistant Kaya Fraser. And Victorians should rejoice, because the Greater Victoria Public Library is an innovative one, with a mandate to find new ways to connect with the community and “inspire the joy of discovery through programs, collections and training opportunities,” according to the organization’s strategic plan. And the GVPL is doing just that when it launches a new collection dedicated solely to local music, July 29, at the three main district branches — Central, Nellie McClung and Juan de Fuca. The new collection was the idea of Cheryl Landry, music specialist and public services librarian, who pitched the concept almost three years ago. “It wasn’t until a year ago that the timing, money and logistics came together, so I put in a proposal,” she says. While there are many local music titles in the current collection, they weren’t easily searchable using the term “local.” “It’s always been lumped in with the respective genres,” says Landry. “It hasn’t been obvious, so we wanted to expand that, and decided to create a collection where local is the focus.” To begin, Landry sought out the help of the savvy staff at Ditch Records and CDs. “They gave us some great recommendations and we purchased what we could from them,” says Landry. She then put out a call to the Victoria Conservatory of Music, the department of music at UVic and the larger community using social media. “I didn’t need to go any further,” she says. “I spent the initial budget. We do have a certain amount of the CD budget earmarked to add to the collection each year, but the music has to meet a certain criteria. We had to start somewhere.” To start things off, GVPL has amassed more than 150 unique titles in the collection, often with multiple copies. The artists need to have a strong connection to Victoria, Vancouver Island or the Gulf Islands and the music had to be of professional quality, and commercially produced within the last five years.

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“It’s quite a wide range. We have the typical pop and rock, plus indie, folk, singer-songwriter, jazz, big band, choral. There’s even a violinist who’s been nominated for a Grammy,” says Landry. Landry herself studied music in university and thought the idea of a local music collection would be a great way to support the local music community while encouraging Victorians to listen to something new. “I think it’s important to support artists in general. Libraries’ roles are changing. We’re less curators of the past and more supporters of new ideas and creations. We want to create a record of musical life in the area, but also promote the artists and also inspire new collaborations — and hopefully allow the general public than might not frequent coffee houses or local music events to come across new music in a different way.” To kick off the collection, GVPL is hosting the Local MusicFest from 2-5 p.m., Saturday, July 27 in Centennial Square. The free event features live music by eight artists featured in the local music collection, including Sets in the West, Renata Young, Ethan Caleb, Alan Jossul, Balkan Babes, One Bright Morning, Ocean Noise and Kaya Fraser Band. Fraser, a roots-rock singer-songwriter, is backed by a three piece band that includes Carl Cavanagh on bass. Cavanagh works alongside Fraser and Landry as a librarian at the GVPL Central branch. “This is a very clear gesture of support for the local music community,” says Fraser. “It’s a way for people to discover things, because increasingly people want to try before they buy. Even though they’re not buying a CD when they take it out from the library, they may well go out and buy a CD or go to a show and as a musician the number one thing I want is to get into people’s ears.” “Some of the music was already in our collection, but it’s not easy to find. There’s no way to search for music that is specifically local and it’s a great idea to use local as a search term and be able to browse a separate collection. The concert is just the icing on the cake.” People in attendance will get the first crack at checking out items from the new collection, which will be available in the branches the following Monday. Bring your library card or have one made on the spot.



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LocaL Music coLLection - The Greater Victoria Public Library launches its new Local

Music Collection July 29 at Central, Nellie McClung and Juan de Fuca branches, featuring more than 150 unique titles of professional quality, locally made music. GVPL music specialist Cheryl Landry pitched the project and helped get the collection going. Photo by Don Denton.

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Musical soulmates reunite for summer tour BY TRAVIS PATERSON


s promised, jazz singer Emily Braden has returned from the bustle of New York city, if only for a couple of shows. Braden reunites with Oliver Swain’s Big Machine tonight (July 26) at Upstairs Cabaret. The band also features fiddler Jaron Freeman-Fox and 17-year-old guitarist Quinn Bachand. It’s a homecoming for Braden, originally from Idaho, who lived here for seven years while doing her undergraduate and graduate studies in Spanish at the University of Victoria. During that time she came into her own as an artist and since relocated to pursue the jazz dream. “Living between both cities was getting to be a bit much but it feels like home in Victoria. It’s where I became myself as an artist. “Victoria is such a place for recharging, I’m looking forward to seeing all the friends here and touring some festivals. I love Canada and am looking forward to seeing different places there,” she said. Singing provides the bulk of Braden’s New York income but she also works with the Washington Heights CORNER Project, (

ticipants), a harm reduction initiative on the streets of New York City. Speaking Spanish is part of the gig and is paramount to her effectiveness, given the large Spanish-speaking population. “Music in New York is all about the hustle but it’s also such a tough thing in NYC so I’m lucky I’m so passionate about the CORNER Project,” she said. The 2012 New York City Best of the Best jazz vocalist winner was on Oliver Swain’s 2010 album In a Big Machine, so expect a lot of material from that, she said. It’s going to be a work in progress as she only arrived a week ago. Braden’s jazz vocals will be reintegrated as a backup singer to Swain, adding a gospel element to the songs. “(Swain) and I are musical soulmates. I’m more of a jazz head and he’s into more of a roots and bluegrass scene, but he helped me write my first tune in his atrium. We both like to make music and branch out, it’s going to be fun to figure out how to sing with him (again).” The group kicked off its upcoming tour in Duncan on Thursday and will hit cities throughout B.C. and Alberta well into August. Braden will return for The Victoria Django Festival on Aug. 9.



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ED is a fictitious (one hopes) CIA acronym for “retired, extremely dangerous” and was first used as the title of a droll and violent black comedy three years ago, wherein two retired CIA buddies were the subjects of a mysterious CIA assassination plot. Happily, Frank (Bruce Willis) and Marvin (John Malkovich) were able to show the youngsters a thing or three about lethal “wetwork,” and went on to not only save themselves but also save the day as they short-circuited a dire conspiracy. The movie was a hit and Frank and Marvin are back in RED 2, and reunited with MI6 counterpart Victoria (Helen Mirren, who claims she based her purse-lipped and murderous character on Martha Stewart) and Frank’s girlfriend, Sarah (Mary-Louise Parker), who is eager to join in on all the action even though Frank just wants to play house with his civilian cutie. Adding to the fun, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and David Thewlis are scenery-chewing ride-alongs. Once again, these crusty, squabbling characters find themselves evading a large contingent of agents trying to blow them up or mow them down. It’s all part of a baroque, globetrotting plot that centres on a Cold War-era nuclear bomb that has been hiding somewhere in Moscow for 30 years and is now coveted by various factions. The storyline is both generic and messy, and much of the violence seems unnecessary. In truth this would just be a cable flick were it not for all the great performers, whose alchemical wit and panache elevate brutal banality into passable entertainment. Rating: ★★½ RED 2 continues at the Empire 6, SilverCity, Empire Uni 4, and Westshore.

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ith our very own terrorist bomb scare so recently in the news, it’s useful to remember that extremist anti-war groups in the 1970s such as The Weather Underground brought a shocking level of homegrown violence to American soil. That murderous legacy is examined in The Company You Keep, a thoughtful drama directed by and starring Robert Redford. Jim Grant (Redford) is a decent lawyer and family man who’s been a pillar of his community for 30 years. But the unexpected arrest of terrorist fugitive Sharon Solarz (Susan Sarandon), wanted for the long-ago murder of a bank guard, sends a keen young reporter named Ben Shepard (Shia LaBeouf) sniffing around Grant. And Grant, whose real name is Nick Sloan, is wanted on that same warrant. So he goes on the lam in the middle of the night, just steps ahead of a pugnacious FBI agent (Terrence Howard) determined to take him down. What follows is a low-key thriller as much as a drama, one that

examines the morality of violent protest as well as the scars borne by idealists who convinced themselves that the use of lethal force was appropriate when their country was engaged in an unjust war (and was beating and even killing its own student protestors). As Grant/Sloan furtively reconnects with several Weather alumni in search of an ex-lover of the time (Julie Christie) who may hold the key to his dilemma, he is pursued by Shepard as well as the FBI. And the film suggests that both an FBI agent ruthlessly wielding state power and an ambitious reporter with no regard for the collateral damage his front-page stories inflict on the innocent, are carrying their own payload of moral taint. A decent albeit occasionally talky film, Company should get an award for its amazing cast, which includes Nick Nolte, Chris Cooper, Stanley Tucci, and Brendan Gleeson. Although it lacks the savvy political edge of All The President’s Men, this is part of cinema’s vanishing breed: a film for adults. Rating: ★★★ The Company You Keep plays July 26-27 at UVic’s Cinecenta.

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victoria international buskers festival - Welcome to what has quickly become one of the world’s most prominent street theatre festivals! Performers from Australia, the UK, South America, the U.S. and across Canada will converge in Victoria for 10 days of incredible family-friendly fun. Various times and locations downtown. Until July 28. Don’t forget to tip your busker. DeaDline for submissionsCineVic Society of Independent Filmmakers is calling for submissions from musicians and filmmakers for the 2013 Reel-to-Reel music video challenge. Deadline is July 26 for submissions and registration. Entry forms at taste victoria - The fifth-annual celebration of food and wine from Vancouver Island takes over various downtown locations July 25-28. More information and full schedule at

Sat. July 27 Queen of Hearts Day- A day for the ladies focused on healthy living and wellness. With a market. 10am2pm at Bryn Maur Rd and Goldstream Ave. 250-507-5767. aviation museum open House- The British Columbia Aviation Museum celebrates its 25th anniversary with an open house. 10am-4pm at 1910 Norseman Rd, Sidney. By donation. 250-655-3300. eves of Destruction - Roller derby double-header. Rotten Apples junior team takes on the Honey Badgers of Chilliwack at 6pm. Belles of the Brawl take on the Hula Honeys from Jet City afterwards. Doors at 5pm at Archie Browning Sports Centre (1151 Esquimalt Rd). $12/15 oak bay HigH class of ‘73 reunion - It’s time for the 40-year reunion of Oak Bay high grads from the class of 1973. Last Supper at the old gym at 6pm (2151 Cranmore). 250-767-6301.

Sun. July 28 art anD Wine festival Colwood Rotary presents a festival of food, wine, local art and more at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site. 11am-4pm. $40. 19+. fiesta cubana - Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution. Full dinner at 5pm, Latin music by Raices, pinata for the kids. $15 at 12241 Balmoral Rd. (Mitraniketan housing co-op).

victoria sHakespeare festival - The Victoria Shakespeare Society presents The Merry Wives of Windsor (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, directed by Kate Rubin) and Measure for Measure (on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, directed by Clayton Jevne) until Aug. 17 on the lawns at Camosun College (3100 Foul Bay). Tickets are $22.50/16/kids 12 and under free. A festival pass is $32/25, or only $20 in advance. Tickets are available at Shepherd Books, The Papery, at the door (cash only), or online at

Sat. July 27 Human boDy project - Hosts its 20th Vulnerability Vigil at noon on the corner of Government and Belleville, across from the B.C. legislature. Human Body Project founder Tasha Diamant shows up completely naked and invites others to join her (clothed or not) in a show of vulnerability.

Sun. July 28 nakeD girls reaDing - Presents The Lady Corsairs release party. Rosie and Mr. Bitts’ erotica, paperback edition, Volume 1. A collection of romantic pirate adventures read naked by Rosie Bitts, Ella Love, Florence Fatale and Lady Muse. 7:30pm at Casa Bitts (address provided to ticket holders). $25 at


Fri. July 26 oliver sWain’s big macHineRoots-rock Americana with Oliver Swain, Emily Braden, Jaron Freeman Fox and Quinn Bachand. 8pm at Upstairs Cabaret. $14/16. pablo carDenas - Latin jazz combo with Hector Ramos, Jose Sanchez, Peter Dowse and Noedy Hechavarria Duharte. Doors at 6pm, show at 8pm at Hermann’s Jazz Club (753 View). $15/20.

Sat. July 27 kinobe- The new voice of Ugandan music comes to UVic’s Philip T. Young recital hall. With Jordan Hanson, Sam Lopez and the Victoria Percussion Orchestra. 7:30pm. $12/15 at Lyle’s Place. gvpl local musicfest - The Greater Victoria Public Library presents a festival of local music in Centennial Square. 2-5pm. Free.

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Sun. July 28 juan De fuca patHfinDers - Host 5 and 10Km walks. Meet at West Shawnigan Lake Park (West Shawnigan Lake Road). Registration at 9:30am, walk at 10am. Contact Rick at 250-748-7020. $2.


calendar best of luck -(Empire 6) This action comedy from India was directed by Manmord Sidhu (and filmed partly in Vancouver). Starts Fri. smurfs 2 -(Empire 6/SilverCity/ Westshore) The blue munchkins are back for more pint-sized adventures, this one involving a sorcerer and a diabolical kidnapping. Opens Wed., July 31.


Fri. July 26 summer salon - Canadian glass artist Lois Scott’s new glass sculptures on display at West End Gallery (1203 Broad). Until Aug. 1. westendgalleryltd. com. crystal HeatH - New paintings by Heath and introducing new artists Mary-Jean Butler and Pavel Barta. Until Aug. 9 at The Avenue Gallery (2184 Oak Bay). storage- Artists Hall, Laycock, MacAuley and McArthur present sculptural works developed at a UVic studio, assembled from a small range of commonplace materials. At fifty fifty arts collective (2516 Douglas).

Sat. July 27 art in tHe garDen - Painted art and unique handcrafted items for home and garden. Enjoy some light refreshments in a charming cottage garden while browsing for treasure. In support of the West Shore food bank. 10am-4pm at 2773 Penelope Place. Free.

WORds Sat. July 27 rock of pages - Literary picnic at Porter Park (behind Sir James Douglas school at Fairfield and Moss). 2-4pm. Free to read or listen. Bring snacks and a folding chair or blanket.


tHe Wolverine -(Odeon/ SilverCity/Empire Uni 4/Westshore) Hairy-faced and titanium-clawed Hugh Jackman travels to Japan to confront the diabolical Silver Samurai, in a promising Marvel smackdown directed by James Mangold (Walk The Line, 3:10 to Yuma). Starts Fri. tHe Way Way back -(Odeon) A hit at Sundance, this is a funny and touching coming-of-age story about a 14-year-old boy who feels ignored by his mother and pushed around by her overbearing boyfriend (Steve Carell). Also starring Allison Janney, Toni Collette and Sam Rockwell. Starts Fri.

movie monDay - Presents Here At Home. Noted Vancouver filmmaker Lynne Stopkewich (Kissed, Suspicious River) presents a selection of documentary pieces that chronicle an ambitious project to house the previously unhoused in five cities across Canada. 6:30 pm MONDAY in the 1900-block Fort. By donation. 595-FLIC. music movie WeDnesDay -Screens Marley, the definitive life story of the iconic reggae artist who was as much a revolutionary as a musician. Made by noted filmmaker Kevin MacDonald (Touching The Void). 7:00 pm WEDNESDAY in the 1900-block Fort. By donation. 595FLIC.


Cinecenta at UVic screens its films in the Student Union Building. Info: 721-8365. ★★★ tHe company you keep -(Fri.-Sat., July 26-27: 7:00, 9:20) Robert Redford directs himself in a thoughtful if occasionally talky drama about a former Weather Underground ‘70s radical still wanted by the FBI who goes on the run after a journalist discovers his secret past. Co-starring Julie Christie, Brendan Gleeson, Nick Nolte and Susan Sarandon. See review. ★★★ renoir -(Sun.-Mon., July 28-29: 7:00, 9:10) Although this French film doesn’t have a lot on its mind it is a charmingly sensual and visually delightful account of the young nude model who, in 1915, became the final muse of painter Jean Renoir. ★★★½ tHe angels’ sHare(Tues., July 30: 7:00, 9:00) The newest from revered English director Ken Loach (Raising Stones, Riff-Raff) is a hard-hitting but surprisingly touching and funny caper film about some Glasgow no-hopers who devise a clever scheme involving vain and greedy Scotch aficionados and a priceless barrel of whiskey. Back by popular demand! more online at


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Victoria United reserves defender Ivica Bratanovic, right, kicks the feet out from under James Fraser of Penticton Pinnacles during the second half of the Pacific Coast Soccer League U-21 men’s reserve match Sunday in Penticton. Bratanovic was red carded, part of a frustrated United squad that lost 8-0 to the Pinnacles.

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IN BRIEF Adanacs lead 2-0 over Shamrocks The Victoria Jr. Shamrocks have no room for error as they attempt to solve the Coquitlam Jr. Adanacs in Game 3 of the B.C. Junior Lacrosse League semifinal series, Saturday in Coquitlam. A win brings the series back to Bear Mountain Arena on Sunday at 5 p.m. The Adanacs won 13-8 in Coquitlam on Saturday and 13-6 on Sunday at Bear Mountain Arena.

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Teddy Jenner knew he needed to make a better impression to get onto Sportsnet Drafted. After four years of failed attempts, Jenner has cracked the reality show’s final 24 and will attend a four day bootcamp in Toronto beginning Aug. 11. Audtitions took place in Vancouver during a weekend in May, and Jenner was in the area with the Juan de Fuca pee wee A2 boys lacrosse team, which he coached. Auditions took place on a Saturday, but Jenner’s first audition didn’t sit well, so he went back on Sunday. “They were surprised, but I didn’t need any prep time. I talked about what the Canucks need to do to succeed, which is not my team. I had to show them I’m more than just a one-trick pony.” His trick, if you can

Victoria United U-21 men’s squad ended its season with a disappointing 8-0 drubbing by the Penticton Pinnacles on Sunday. Both of United’s premier and U-21 squads finished outside of the playoffs in the Pacific Coast Soccer League reserves division. “It’s a bit of a disappointment not playing at RAP for the first time in 20 years but we had both teams practising on the field at the same time at Braefoot Park and had a great transition year there,” said Bill Anderson of United’s board of directors. United carried around 45 players on its two teams this year despite being bumped from RAP by baseball’s Victoria HarbourCats and the PDL Victoria Highlanders. The Highlanders men are off to California for the PDL Western Conference Championship semifinals against the Ventura County Fusion. Meanwhile the powerhouse Peninsula Co-op Highlanders women’s team has drawn the Kamloops Heat for Saturday. It’s the first match in the Pacific Coast Soccer League’s Dave Fryatt Challenge Cup playoffs in Coquitlam. A win puts the Co-op Highlanders into Sunday’s final.

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CFAX reporter and WLA play-by-play announcer Teddy Jenner is hoping to win Drafted and earn a year-long contract with Sportsnet. call it that, is lacrosse. But anyone who knows the former Victoria Shamrocks player (and Mann Cup winner) knows he is passionate about sports, and isn’t confined to box lacrosse. It just so happens, however, that he’s become the Bob McKenzie of box lacrosse in Canada. He hosts a weekly radio show Off the Crosse Bar, which features the games’ top athletes, coaches and general

managers. The lacrosse community isn’t big, but it’s tight, and he’s constantly under the microscope. Now he’s out to prove that he can handle the same pressure as a Sportsnet sportscaster. When he got the call in June it came from last year’s winner, Matt Drapel, and it didn’t come easy. “He called me ‘fivetime Teddy,’ and actually had me convinced

I wasn’t on the show, but was just toying with me because I want it so bad.” Jenner is second in online voting, which would give him immunity into the final six. For a month he’ll live in Toronto and compete against 24 other contestants including Victoria’s Justin Kelly, who was featured in the News recently. Visit Teddy Jenner’s Drafted Facebook site to vote for him.

Gorge FC holding tryouts for Div. 1 Following Gorge FC’s successful 2012-13 season in Div. 1 of the Lower Island Women’s Soccer Association and Provincial B Cup final, the squad is being bumped to LIWSA’s Premier Division. To stay competitive, the team is seeking to add a few new players and will hold tryouts Aug. 13,15, 20 and 22, 8 p.m. at Hampton Park. For more information contact coach Rick Zaharia at rickzaharia@gmail. com.

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Junior Shamrocks captain Brody Eastwood carries the ball against the Coquitlam Adanacs during Game 2 of the semifinal playoff series Bear Mountain Arena on Sunday.

Cats to host family day at RAP

The Victoria HarbourCats are hosting Family Day, Sunday (July 28) at 1 p.m. at Royal Athletic Park as the HarbourCats take on the Corvallis Knights. representatives will be there giving away prizes including a grand prize package, golf for four at Arbutus Ridge Golf Club. The HarbourCats are home to the

Knights on Saturday and Monday, with 7 p.m. starts. On Tuesday the HarbourCats held the West Coast League All-Star Game at RAP and set a league record with an announced crowd of 4,210. The South Division edged the North 7-5 to win the game. Cody Hough of the Klamath Falls Gems propelled himself to first in the home run derby with eight in the first round.

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Rocks host Timbermen in regular season finale The Victoria Shamrocks host the Nanaimo Timbermen in the final 2013 regular season game, 7:45 p.m. tonight (July 26) at Bear Mountain Arena. The Rocks sit second in the Western Lacrosse Association while the T-men are out of playoff contention in last place. This weekend will decide whether the Shamrocks play either the Burnaby Lakers or Coquitlam Adanacs in first round of the playoffs.

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COTTAGES DEEP COVE- cozy 1bdrm, wood floors, acreage, skylights $950/mo, N/S. 250-656-1312.



Spots available at great rates. Daily, weekly, monthly. Pool, Hot tub, exercise room, laundry, putting green, hiking, fishing. Free coffee in one of the best clubhouses on the island. Nanaimo area. 250-754-1975 or

COZY COTTAGE on 2.14 acres a stone’s throw from the ocean. This 800sqft, 2 bedroom home was completely renovated in 2007 with new electric, plumbing, bathroom, kitchen, roof, etc. It is close to schools, a corner store, and neighbourhood pub and is only 5 kms to downtown Courtenay. The property is zoned for 2 dwellings so you could live in the cottage while building your dream home and after rent out the cottage for extra revenue. Gardener’s paradise with several heritage fruit trees, berries, grape vines and beautiful roses. The Royston area received a grant this year to put in sewer. (778)428-1159.

TRANSPORTATION PENDER ISLAND- level building lot (3819 Pirates Rd) 0.36 acre, 15,681 sq ft with water, sewer, hydro, cable at lot line. By owner only $109,900. Call 604-988-2653.

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



1-800-961-7022 AUTO SERVICES

COMPLETELY Automotive Mobile mechanic. Professional work at your home for a reasonable price. (250)686-7857. OTTER POINT RV Trailer Park. 40’ park model trailer (no pad fees) 3 slide outs + 30’x52’ lot, finished deck & shed in new cond. Reduced to $117,900. obo. 306-290-8764.



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

QUALICUM BAY. Revenue opportunity on Vancouver Island, BC with leased out Cafe’ & your home on one property. Ocean front popular cafe’ plus 3 bd / 2 full bath home, 1.11 acres, fully fenced, sewage treatment plant, secure Sea Wall protected, many recent Cafe’ & home upgrades, equipment & much more. Call 250-757-8014 for more information.

GORGEOUS CUSTOM built main level living basement home. 3000+ sq.ft. Lives like a large 3 bdrm, 2 bthm rancher. Excellent ocean views. Huge R/V parking, triple garage.Campbell River $489,500. 250-203-0050 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 $358,800. Exceptionally low yearly cost. Not leased land. Call 250-745-3387

SUITES, LOWER BURNSIDE/TILLICUM area. 3-bdrm grnd floor, utils incld. NS/NP. $1100. (250)813-2221 GORGE/ADMIRALS: very quiet, furnished 1 bdrm, own entry, NS/NP. $900 all inclusive. Sept 1. 250-580-0460. LANGFORD, 1-BDRM grnd floor suite, own patio, full kitchen, F/S, D/W, built-in vac, insuite laundry. Utils incl. Close to shops, Galloping Goose, Royal Roads, golf course, bus route. NS/NP. $850. (Immed). 250-474-0079. SAANICH: LARGE 2000 sq ft 2 bdrm on hobby farm, lights & heat included, NS/NP. Refs. $1100. Call 250-652-0591.




2002 MUSTANG Convertible w/black racing stripes, lighted roll bar, low definition tires and mag wheels, runs great. Great Grad gift. Call (250)724-2092. 2007 HYUNDAI Sonta- only 40,000 km, auto, sun roof, mint condition, $13,000 obo. (250)655-6599. 2007 HYUNDAI- very low mileage, V-6, 2-wheel drive, excellent condition. $14,000. (250)370-1718.

$50 to $1000 Scrap Junk Broken Down Cars Trucks Vans


250-686-3933 SPORTS & IMPORTS 2004 FORD MUSTANG Convertible, 40th anniversary Special Edition. Black Beauty! 56,000 km, V-6 automatic, new soft top, fully loaded. $11,500 obo. Serious inquiries only. 250-474-1293, Barb.

18FT FIBERGLASS hull and oak and ash wood finish canoe with paddles and life jackets is suitable for exploring the coast or for more extended canoe trips where carrying capacity is required. To inspect please phone 250.665.6537 Asking price, $1200. 1993 BAYLINER 2452, in premier condition. 2 sounders & GPS, head, galley, canopy, 9.9 hp 4 stroke Yamaha on hydraulics, downriggers, dinghy in 27’ newer Van Isle Marina boathouse near the ramp. $18,000. obo. 250-656-6136. 19’ BOWRIDER with 135HP Mercury. Galvanized EZ loader trailer. 8.9HP Honda 4 stroke. Fish finder and BHF radio and more. $5,000. Call (250)479-4569, (250)589-4569


2003 Four Winns Fish & Ski Freedom 180 F/S,

1999 24’ Glendale Royal Expedition Classic Ford Econoline 350 Super duty Motorhome. V10, 125km. Please phone 250-655-4840. Located in Sidney.

fully serviced 4.3L VOLVO PENTA engine, removable side windows for more fishing room, tilt steering, removable seats with interchanging seat posts, rear entry ladder, front control for rear leg trim, full cover with anti pooling poles, electric motor off bow for fishing, custom matched trailer, Bimini top.

1999 Damon Challenger Class A Motorhome, Ford V10, 33’, one slide, 92,000 km, new tires, brakes & batteries, $27,500 obo. (250)365-7152 Castlegar


RENTALS APPROX 9.8 acre (Sunny Coombs) Part field/treed, plus room for revenue developmnt. 2 level entry, 2 or 5 bdrm, 3.5 baths, wood boiler heat, lrg shop, in-ground pool, greenhouse, bldg. Fenced garden, lrg storage pond. $745,000. Call to view. 250-248-4495


1990 CHEVROLET Cavalier Z 24, 3.1 Litre. Only 70,000 km on rebuilt motor. Newer Luc High Performance clutch, 5sp trans, near new Hankook tires. Red, sun roof, mint interior, power doors/windows (new motors and regulators). Pioneer stereo w/iPod adapter, sub woofer, Pioneer 6x9 3 way speakers. Same owner since 1990, have all receipts. $3000. Chris, 250-595-0370 lv mess. 1991 VOLVO 940 4 cyl gas sedan. Dark green/blue exterior, black leather interior. Auto, 322,000 km. Very good cond. $1000.obo. (250)721-4497. 1993 MERCEDES Benz 190 E- 2.3l, 4 cylinder, local, well maintained, spotless, auto, PS PB, moonroof, etc. $3750. 250-655-1484 or

This is really a great boat!! $15,000 obo. (250)354-7471 Nelson

2003 JEEP Liberty Ltd. Edition, black, auto, 4WD, 3.7L V6. Recent check up. 123,000km. Leather, power everything, cruise, CD/tape player, spare tire. $8,600. Call 1-250-812-8646.


36’ COMPOSITE Sleeps 5 Perkins 6, exc. hyd. Anchor/thruster, well found. On land til Aug. launch. trades? $145,000. (250)248-4495 1996 FORD F250- 7.3 Diesal, 5 spd, standard cab and box, 400,000 km. $3900 obo. (250)656-4707.

$$$$ BOATS WANTED $$$$ ALSO OUTBOARDS AND TRAILERS. CASH BUYER. $$$$$ 250-544-2628 $$$$$



COLLEGE HEIGHTS. 3-level, 4bdrm +1bdrm suite. Beautiful Ocean & City views. 10% Down! Owner will carry mortgage. Call (250)753-0160.
















COMPLETE CARPENTRY Renos, additions, decks & suites, fences, sheds, I can’t be beat. WCB covered. Free estimates 250-812-7626

ECO-FRIENDLY CLEANING. Excellent refs & attention to detail. Keri (250)658-2520. HOUSEKEEPER EXPERIENCED, reliable. References. 250-920-6516, 250-881-7444. SPOTLESS HOME Cleaning. Affordable, Exp’d, Reliable, Efficient. Exc refs. 250-508-1018

AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550.

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

20+ YEARS Experience. Landscaping, Lawns, Pruning, Maintenance & more. Reliable. WCB. Andrew (250)656-0052.


(250)208-8535 WOODCHUCK Yard & garden overgrown? No job too big. Irrigation, landscaping, patio stone, install. Blackberry & ivy removal. 25yr



250-361-6193 Quality Electric Reno’s, res & comm. No job too small. Lic# 22779. GNC ELECTRIC Res/Comm. Reasonable rates for quality work. #43619. 250-883-7632.

FURNITURE REFINISHING. Specializing in small items, end-tables, coffee tables, chairs. Free pick-up & delivery. References available. 250-475-1462.

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



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

McGREGOR HOME Repair & Renos. Decks to doors. Small jobs OK. WCB. (250)655-4518

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

CONCRETE & PLACING RBC CONCRETE Finishing. All types of concrete work. No job too small. Seniors discount. Call 250-386-7007.

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

1-250-885-8513 big Jobs or small we do it all. Over grown yard and garden cleanups, Residential & Commercial Property maintenance programs. 20% OFF! Mowing, PowerRaking, hedge/shrub trimming. Clean-ups. (250)479-6495.

250-216-9476 ACCEPTING new clients, From the Ground Up, custom landscapes, finish carpentry, garden clean-ups. AURICLE BSC 250-882-3129 For lovely lawns-spectacular hedges-healthy garden beds & reno’s.

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


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

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

CARPENTRY, DRYWALL, kitchen/bath, wood floors, tiles, plumbing, renos 250-213-6877

(250)889-5794. DIAMOND Dave Moving- 2 men, 5 ton, $85/hr.

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

COMPLETE HOME Repairs. Suites, Renos, Carpentry, Drywall, Painting. Licenced and insured. Darren 250-217-8131.

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


(250) 858-0588 - Tree Service - Landscaping - Lawn & Garden Clean ups - Hedge trimming & Pruning - Pressure washing - Gutters Free estimates * WCB DPM SERVICES- lawn & garden, seasonal pruning, clean ups, landscape, power wash, etc. 15yrs exp. (250)883-8141

ELITE GARDEN MAINTENANCE Landscaping Projects, Clean ups Strata Contracts Horticulturalist

778-678-2524 GARDEN OVERGROWN? Weeding, lawn cuts, cleanups, pruning. John Kaiser 250-478-7314, 250-812-8236. GLENWOOD Gardenworks Landscaping & Garden Services. Satisfaction guaranteed. 250-474-4373.

GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS 250-507-6543. AL’S V.I.P. Gutter Cleaning, guards, power washing, de-moss, Insured.

M&S OXFORD Home/Commercial Reno’s & Painting. Patio’s, Decks, Sheds, Hardwood and Trim. 25 yrs exp. Quality Guar. 250-213-5204.

(250)889-5794. DIAMOND Dave- window, gutter cleaning, roof-de-moss, gutter guards, power washing. Free est.

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

HANDYPERSONS BEETLES RESIDENTIAL Renovations Ltd. Bathrooms, decks, painting, landscaping and handyman services. Fully insured and guaranteed. Free estimates. Call 250-889-4245. BIG BEAR Handyman. Decks, Stairs, Painting, General household repairs. Free estimate. Call Barry 250-896-6071 HANDYMAN FOR light maintenance. Leaky taps, caulking, replace electrical outlets & switch. Call (250)818-2709.


J&L Gardening yard clean-up and maintenance. Master gardeners. Call John or Louise (250)891-8677.

$20 & Up Garbage & Garden waste removal. Senior Disc. Free estimates. 250-812-2279.

LANDSCAPE & TREE- lawns, hedges-tree pruning, gardening/landscaping. WCB. 18 yrs exp. Andrew 250-893-3465.

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

LANDSCAPING LANDSCAPE Professional Vic (250) 884-7500 JUNK BOX- We Do All The Loading

JUNK REMOVAL 7 days / wk. Fast Service, Best Prices!! Free quotes. (250)857-JUNK. PARRY’S HAULING We haul it all - FREE estimates. Call Shawn 250-812-7774 SAVE-A-LOT HAULING Furniture, appliance, garden waste, we take it all! Always lowest rate, senior discount. Brad 250-217-9578. SMART GUYS Hauling. Garden waste, junk removal, clean-ups, etc. Reliable, courteous service. 250-544-0611 or 250-889-1051.

MASONRY & BRICKWORK BILL’S MASONRY. Brick, tiles, pavers. All masonry & Chimney re-pointing. F/P repairs. 250-478-0186. CBS MASONRY BBB. WCB. Chimneys, Fireplaces, Flagstone Rock, Concrete Pavers, Natural & Veneered Stone. Replace, Rebuild, Renew! “Quality is our Guarantee”. Free Competitive Estimates. (250)294-9942/(250)589-9942.

DONE RIGHT MOVING $80/hr. Senior Discount. Free Est’s. No travel time before or after. SMOOTH MOVES. Call Tyler at 250-418-1747. *WRIGHT BROS* Moving. $80/hr, 2 men/3 ton. Seniors discount. Philip (250)383-8283


High quality, Organized. Interior/Exterior Residential/Commercial Jeff, 250-472-6660 Cell 250-889-7715 Member BBB

ST PAINTING free est, written guarantee and full ref’s. WCB ins. Call Kaleb (250)884-2597.

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ALFRED, ALFRED Quality Painting. Wholesale, Discounts! 50 years experience. 250-382-3694. A PROFESSIONAL Woman painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wall coverings. Over 25yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220. BIG BEAR Painting. Interior & Exterior. Quality work. Free estimate. Barry 250-896-6071 DRYWALL REPAIRS & HOUSE PAINTING. Free estimates. If you, your family or friends need any of the above give Joseph Bronson a call 250-686-0663. Reasonable rates in a tight economy. I take pride in the end results. LADY PAINTER Serving the Peninsula for over 20 yrs. Interior/exterior. Call Bernice, 250-655-1127.

STUCCO/SIDING STUCCO REPAIRMAN- Stucco & Painting Specialist. 50 years experience. Free estimates. Dan, 250-391-9851.

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

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


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BOB’S WINDOW Cleaning. Roof demoss, Gutters. Licensed and affordable. 250-884-7066. DAVE’S WINDOW Cleaning. Windows, Gutters, Sweeping, Roofs, Roof Demossing, Pressure Washing. 250-361-6190. GLEAMING WINDOWS Gutters+De-moss. Free estimate. 18 yrs. Brian, 514-7079. WCB.



FELIX PLUMBING. Over 35 years experience. Reasonable rates. Call 250-514-2376.

ALFRED, ALFRED Quality Windows Wholesale, Discounts! 50 years Construction experience. 250-382-3694.


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A18 • Page 22 week beginning July 25, 2013 Real Estate Victoria

Select your home. Select your mortgage.

Published Every Thursday

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the July 25-Aug.1 edition of Real Estate Victoria

3476 Plymouth, $927,000

205-1115 Rockland, $234,900 Thursday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Deborah Kline, 250-661-7680

pg. 6

207-1101 Hilda, $279,900

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

2604 Shieling Pl, $799,900 pg. 11

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Saturday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Betty K, 250-479-3333

Saturday 12-1:30 One Percent Realty Guy Effler, 250-812-4910

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Shanna Vargas, 250-727-1766

404-1151 Oscar St, $255,000

948 Garthland, $1,499,800 pg. 11

67 Wellington, $1,200,000 Sunday 2-4 Duttons & Co. Real Estate Ltd 250-383-7100

Saturday 2-4 JONESco Real Estate Inc. Marilyn Ball, 250-655-7653

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Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheryl Bejcar, 250-592-4422

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Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Freda Wiggs, 250-477-7291

pg. 17

606 Speed, $215,000

376 Sylvia, $699,900

4030 Borden St., $239,500 pg. 11

535 Linden Ave, $689,800

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

1733 Newton St, $550,000

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheri Crause, 250-592-4422

Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Komal Dodd, 250-479-3333 pg. 6

645 Raynor, $569,000 pg. 11

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Dennis Guevin, 250-477-7291

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1253 Victoria Ave.

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

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

Saturday 11-1 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Neil Rawnsley, 250-592-4422

Sunday 12-2 Re/Max Camosun Deanna Noyce, 250-744-3301

pg. 8

Saturday 12-2 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Amanda Orr, 250-686-9961

pg. 5

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Rosemarie Colterman, 250 592-4422

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4058 Raymond St. N, $429,900 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Mike Hartshorne, 250-590-3921

Saturday 1-2 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Mark McDougall, 250-588-8588

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Sunday 2-4 Address Realty Ltd. Shaughna Boggs-Wright, 250-391-1893 pg. 15

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Deanna Noyce, 250-744-3301

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

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Saturday 11-1 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jenn Raappana, 250-590-3921 pg. 25

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

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Sunday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Mara, 250-384-8124

Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Stephanie Peat, 250-656-0131

75-7583 Central Saanich Rd, $139,900 pg. 13

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Terry Kurash, 250-888-1187

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Sunday 1-3 Holmes Realty Paul Hartigan, 250-656-0911

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10041 Cotoneaster, $529,000 Sunday 1-3 Holmes Realty Irene Dunic, 250-656-0911

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Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jeff Shaw, 250-474-6003

pg. 19

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

pg. 5

3707 Ridge Pond Rd, $714,900 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Brad Maclaren, 250-727-5448

pg. 20

29-2147 Sooke Rd, $289,000 Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Paul Butterworth, 250-479-3333

pg. 19

2987 Dornier Rd.

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

593 Latoria Rd, $294,000 Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Greg Long, 250-384-8124

pg. 10

208-360 Goldstream Ave.

10470A Resthaven, $499,000

6696 Woodsview Lane, $585,000 Saturday 2-4 Kroppmann Realty Dale Kroppmanns, 250-478-0808

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102-2360 James White, $219,000

89-7570 Tetayut Rd. pg. 13

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

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

207-2732 Matson Rd, $325,900

220-2245 James White, $220,000

9706 Fifth St, $569,900

1188 Parkdale Creek Gdns, $439,900

730 Claudette, $575,000

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3467 Happy Valley

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10453 Allbay Rd, $999,000

Sunday 1-3 Holmes Realty Willy Dunford 250 656-0911

406-611 Brookside, $189,000

Saturday & Sunday 12-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Mike Hartshorne, 250-889-4445

203-9724 Fourth

Saturday 1-3 Newport Realty Sandy Berry, 250-818-8736

Sunday 1-3 Holmes Realty Kent Roden, 250-656-0911

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

10322 Booth Pl, $439,000

Sunday 1-3 Holmes Realty Kimberly Legeard, 250-656-0911

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1227 Clearwater, $465,000 Sunday 1-3 Holmes Realty Karin Batters, 250 656-0911

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3356 Summerhill, $479,999 Saturday 11-1 One Percent Realty Valentino, 250-686-2242

6906 Winnifred, $539,000

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ann Watley, 250-656-0131

30-3650 Citadel Pl, $575,000 Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Marsha Crawford, 250-889-8200

7-9901 Third, $599,000

Sunday 1-3 Holmes Realty Kent Roden, 250-656-0911

2329 Oakville, $549,900

4374 Wildflower, $865,888 Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Deborah Kline, 250-661-7680

2855 Knotty Pine Rd, $439,900

104-2550 Bevan, $599,000 Sunday 1-3 Holmes Realty Josy Widmer, 250-656-0911

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10003 Third St, $1,398,000 Sunday 1-3 Holmes Realty Vern Totten, 250 656-0911

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3390 Hatley, $548,500

Sunday 3-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Mark McDougall, 250-588-8588

9694 Seventh, $549,900

pg. 8

2228 Tashy Pl, $699,000 Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty David Harvey, 250-385-2033

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

959 Peggy Anne Cres, $499,000

4940 Haliburton, $839,000 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. John Smith, 250-477-7291

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899 Wild Ridge Way, $419,900 Sunday 2:30-4 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-380-6683

1690 Texada Terr, $1,039,000

Sunday 1-3 Holmes Realty Magdalin Heron 250 656-0911

1-170 Gorge Rd W, $474,500 pg. 14

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205-2349 James White, $274,900

4259 Wilkinson Rd, $407,500 pg. 16

Sunday 1-3 Burr Properties Ltd John McMillan, 250 382-8838

3362 Summerhill, $399,900 Saturday 1-3 One Percent Realty Valentino, 250-686-2242

11340 Pachena, $674,900

Sunday 1-3 Holmes Realty Ltd Lorne Klipper 250 656-0911

410-4394 West Saanich Rd, $399,900 Saturday 12-1:30 Address Realty Ltd. Mike Chubey, 250-391-1893

Saturday 2-4 JonesCo. Real Estate Roger Jones, 250-361-9838

Sunday 1-3 Holmes Realty Ltd Paul Macris, 250 656-0911 pg. 9

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7765 Trentelmann, $499,900

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Gay Helmsing, 250 655-0608

1-137 Gorge E, $189,900

40-4360 Emily Carr, $529,900

2320 Hollyhill Pl, $629,900 pg. 12

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1005 Kentwood Pl, $719,000

4009 Cedar Hill Rd, $529,900

Open Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Jacqueline Squire, 250 477-1100

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

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4-3981 Saanich, $359,000

2-4341 Crownwood Ln, $589,000

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

pg. 16

4541 Pheasantwood, $875,000

2715 Sea View, $2,198,000

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Neil Rawnsley, 250-592-4422

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

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8-3951 Bethel Pl, 399,000

2299 Greenlands, $799,900

1828 San Pedro Ave, $499,000

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

733A Humboldt (200 Douglas)

Saturday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Ltd. Scott Vannan, 250-388-5882

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Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Joanne Brodersen, 250-477-7291

12-1405 Mallek

Saturday, Sunday & Monday 1-4 Macdonald Realty Helene Roy, 250 883-2715

Saturday 12-1:30 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Rosemarie Colterman 250 592-4422

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

Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Brad Gregory, 250-744-3301

205-3225 Eldon Pl, $174,900

220-1680 Poplar Ave, $155,000

3958 Hidden Oaks Pl.

107-250 Douglas

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

pg. 1

205-1571 Mortimer, $199,900

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

2208 Lydia St, $554,000

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd Lynnell Davidge, 250-477-7291

pg. 9

1581 Mileva, $1,190,000

4041 Braefoot, $949,000

306-75 Songhees, $698,000

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Jeff Shaw 250 474-6003

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

4030 Borden St., $239,500

Saturday 2-4 Address Realty Ltd. Mike Chubey, 250-391-1893

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

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

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209-3160 Albina, $276,900

4300 Maltwood Close, $870,000 pg. 8

Thursday 1-3:30 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Peggy O’Connor, 250-744-1300

Sunday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Derek Braaten, 250-479-3333

776 Helvetia Cres, $888,000 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Ed Sing, 250-744-3301

pg. 15

4009 Carey Rd.

3478 Calumet, $449,000

1372 Treebank, $769,000

Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Anna Bjelde, 250-592-4422

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheryl Bejcar, 250-592-4422

pg. 26

Tuesday-Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty James Liu, 250 477-5353

Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Brian Meredith-Jones, 250 477-1100

Sunday 1-4 Re/Max Camosun Ed G Sing, 250-744-3301

176 Cadillac Ave, $384,900

982 Mckenzie, $299,900

A-473 Grafton, $549,000

113-21 Erie St, $499,000

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Scott Munro, 250 477-5353

pg. 13

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Joanne Brodersen, 250-477-7291

pg. 5

pg. 18

562 Caselton Pl

1724 Llandaff Pl.

2639 Victor St., $449,900 Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Dorothee Friese, 250-477-7291

pg. 6

845 Leslie, $479,500

23 Channery Pl. pg. 24

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Nicole Burgess 250 384-8124

3921 Raymond St. S, $438,800

3712 Kootenay Pl, $724,500

814-160 Wilson

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

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

Sunday 1-3 Holmes Realty Ltd Lorne Klipper 250 656-0911

4255 Moorpark, $649,000

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

304-2920 Cook St, $299,000

Saturday 11-12:30 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Lynnell Davidge, 250-477-7291

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Ed Sing, 250-744-3301

310-1521 Church, $229,900

110 Beach, $769,900

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

208-10520 McDonald Pk, $282,900

Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Anke Venema, 250-477-1100

817 Beckwith Ave, $549,000

244 King George, $1,175,000 Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Doug Poruchny, 250-474-4800



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

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

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Sunday 3:30-5 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Derek Braaten, 250-479-3333

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569 Kingsview Ridge, $459,900 pg. 25

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Paul Whitney, 250-889-2883

pg. 19

SAANICH NEWS - Friday, July 26, 2013 • A19

Relationship-building through cultural exchange Japanese students visit Saanich to learn and explore

Fifteen-yearold Japanese exchange students Yui Matsumiya and Reina Yanagisawa are flanked by their homestay mom Alicia Brown, left, and Sarah Carrie, program co-ordinator for the Victoria division of Muskoka Language International.

Kyle Slavin News staff

While most teenagers are probably not too interested in spending part of their overseas summer vacation in a classroom, 14 students from Kitakamakura Girls’ high school in Japan have no problem with it. The Japanese girls, on an exchange in Saanich this week through Muskoka Language International, are getting an authentic B.C. experience as ESL students at Pacific Christian Secondary and as tourists. “So far they’ve been having a good time in classroom studies. They’ve learned a little bit about the provinces and territories, and we’ve had a lot of activities to try and get them communicating details about themselves in English: favourite foods, pets, family members,” said Sarah Carrie, program co-ordinator for the Victoria division of MLI. “Here (in Canada) is when they work on their spoken language. They can practise writing in English at home, but when they’re here it’s important they start practising how they say the words.” But the exchange doesn’t see the girls stuck in a classroom the entire time. Hikes through Goldstream Provincial Park and Christmas Hill, and visits to the Royal B.C.

Kyle Slavin/News staff

Museum, The Butchart Gardens, Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary and Victoria Butterfly Gardens are also part of their weeklong experience in Greater Victoria. MLI sends upwards of 450 Japanese students to Saanich on an annual basis, allowing both local and foreign teenagers the chance to get up close and personal with a drastically different culture. “I think it’s really important for them to have the experience of exchange,” Carrie said. “For the Japanese students, this gives them the cultural experience and it also shows them the diversity of our city – the history, the natural history, the First Nations history.”

Alicia Brown, a home stay parent currently hosting two Kitakamakura students, says the cultural differences and language barriers are easy to overcome when a young traveller comes in to your home. “It’s really quite interesting because I wasn’t sure at first how we were going to manage, but they’re so polite. I have two children and they are so excited every time we have students,” Brown says. “They’re just so much joy to the kids. They have a lot of fun and they play with the children. That cultural interaction is so important.” Brown says she provides an authentic experience to the students by treating them as her own children, knowing full

well they may be scared travelling without their parents and staying with strangers. “They’re well taken care of here, like my children, and they’re very loved when they come to my home,” she said. “I love to take them downtown and show them what Victoria’s all about. And they’re amazed. They feel so blessed being part of it – you can see it in their eyes how they get so excited.” Aya Okada, a Grade 10 student, said her first impressions of Canada were how relaxed people are and how beautiful our natural environment is. “Canada is very big,” the 15-year-old said. She and her classmates will spend the rest of the week in Victoria, then travel to Vancouver on Monday. Students from Kitakamakura have been coming to Victoria for the past eight years, thanks to an ever-growing relationship between Carrie and Ms. Oda, a Grade 10 teacher from the Japanese school. Carrie says she’s continually impressed by how open the Japanese students are to the experience. “The international program does bring a lot to our local community and economy, in terms of the learning, cultural exchange and the downtown and Saanich economies,” she said. “It’s an equal sharing experience on both sides. It’s not just about ‘this is what we do here.’ The students love to learn about other cultures because it can only make it better for awareness.”

Nominations sought for Women in Business awards

Greater Victoria women entrepreneurs in the spotlight at Black Press gala Jennifer Blyth

Star and Above and Beyond. In addition to specific category criteria, nominees must be female residents of Greater Victoria. Greater Victoria is fortunate Past winners have included to count many remarkable Women Business Owners of the women entrepreneurs among Year, Shawna Walker from the its business ranks and as Black Oak Bay Beach Hotel and L.A. Press prepares to celebrate Limousines’ Kyara Kahakauwila; its annual Women in Business plus Eco-entrepreneurs Carolyn Awards, we want to hear about Barter, from Baja Rosi’s Consignthem. ment Cabana, and Knotty By The awards are presented Nature’s Stephanie Papik. each fall at the Women in BusiNominees for the 2013 Black ness Gala. Press Women Business Owner “There are so many bright, hardworking, innovative women of the year must own at least 51 per cent of a small or large busiin Greater Victoria and these ness (including home-based or awards are just one way we can franchise) that has been in operhonour their initiative,” said ation at least three years. Black Press group publisher year’s Eco-entrepreneur Penny Sakamoto. OPEN HOUSE DIRECTORY This CONT’D nominees must run, and be the Categories include the prescreator of, a small or large busitigious Business Owner of the ness, including home-based or Year, Eco-entrepreneur, Rising

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5575 Medberry Cl, $569,000 Saturday 1-3 Newport Realty Sandy Berry, 250-818-8736

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873 Tutor, $499,900

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

may be new to her industry, but is making her mark as an employee of any business in Greater Victoria. Nominees will demonstrate creativity, enthusiasm and a strong work ethic, along with contributions to her community. Nominations may be submitted by email to promo@ or dropped off at 818 Broughton St. or 777 Goldstream Ave. The deadline for nominations is noon on Friday, Aug. 2. Check under business for the Women in Business Awards criteria or email Finalists will be contacted directly. Look for award win- week beginning July 25, 2013 Black Press file photo Real Estate Victoria Page 23 ners in the Women in Business Oak Bay Beach Hotel co-owner special section published this Shawna Walker is a past winner of the October. Business Owner of the Year award.


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franchise, with an environmental/green focus. Her business practices must demonstrate knowledge of and adherence to eco-friendly principles. Recognizing that a successful business also relies on the significant contributions of dedicated employees, Black Press also awards two employee honours. The Above and Beyond category is open to female employees of any business in Greater Victoria who demonstrate dedication that goes beyond their job description. The successful nominee will be a veteran of her industry who continues to make her mark in both her career and community. The Rising Star award is presented to a woman who

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Find more details on the Open Houses below in the July 25-Aug.1 edition of

879 Tutor, $489,900

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