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Belmont students learn the virtues of diplomacy R ussia and the United States nearly declaring war seems a rare day in high school. But for the members of Belmont secondary school’s Model United Nations team, it’s international political business as usual. In Model UN, students get together to act as a mock United Nations, complete with a General Assembly, Security Council and various committees and nongovernmental organizations. Each student represents a country and sets out to learn his or her nation’s history and political positions in order to accurately portray it. “The intent is to help us better understand how international relations work and how the UN gets stuff done in the real world,” said Dylan Kartsson, Grade 11. “It gives us a betKyle Wells ter understanding of problem solving Reporting and debating.” A series of topics are debated at the Model UN and students have the opportunity to get together and put forward resolutions, which are in turn debated and either accepted or rejected by the assembly. The Belmont students most recent event was VicMUN, held at the University of Victoria earlier this month. Kartsson represented Canada, while peers Emily Crowley and Tyson Burrows, both in Grade 12, represented Kazakhstan and Venezula, respectively. The general theme was War, Famine, Death and Disease, and debates touched on economic stability in developing nations, microcredit and economic and trade prices addressing food volatility. Burrows was instrumental in getting a resolution passed on the topic of food price volatility. He wrote the resolution paper, which was developed in order to combat Russia’s resolution paper, which took a controversial stance on the issue.

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Model UN participants Tyson Burrows, left, and Emily Crowley, both in Grade 12 at Belmont secondary school, say the debates can get quite heated as they solve the world’s problems in the mock international organization.

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tree in December. “It is a way to participate on the fringes of the festive season and still honour the people they have lost,” explains Marney.

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and added that she was content knowing that he would bring up their children to have the same compassion he showed toward her. As soon as Halloween is over, says Hospice Bereavement counsellor Marney Thompson, many bereaved people worry about how they will get through the holidays. Every November, Hospice’s Bereavement Department hosts a seminar dealing with grief in anticipation of this stressful time. Many of the seminar’s participants then visit the Celebrate-a-Life

Some families make it an annual tradition to visit the Celebrate-a-Life tree to remember those they have lost, says Wendy Innes, Victoria Hospice Corporate and Community Relations Officer. The December 15 non-denominational memorial service, led by Victoria Hospice Coordinator of Spiritual and Religious Care Tammy Lindahl, is a simple, quiet ceremony based in spirituality rather than any one religion. “A harpist starts playing a half hour before the service, and often people come early to sit for some quiet reflection. The service will include music, poetry reading and candle lighting. It is a gift of time and space from Hospice to the community,” explains Tammy.

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’Tis the season to feed hampers Charla Huber News staff

Tearful smiles fill the days of December as volunteers build, then hand out, Christmas hampers. “The tears of joy are all we need and it’s makes it all worth while,” said Gayle Ireland, West Shore Christmas Hamper Fund president. The West Shore Christmas Hamper Fund gets into full swing Dec. 1, but volunteers need help. “Cash is great because we can get more for our money,” said volunteer Sandy Prette, explaining the program purchases in bulk to get better deals. Unwrapped gifts are also part of the hamper program. When parents come to pick up the hamper, they can select gifts suited for individual kids. “We need presents for newborns up to 17-year-olds. Teenagers are the hardest to shop for,” she said, suggesting wallets, watches, mono-

gram T-shirts, scarves and cosmetics are good teen gifts. Those aged 12 to 17 also get gift cards while the younger kids get a gift from Santa. Last year the hampers served 1,001 adults and 506 children. “Every year we have more people requesting hampers. Many people out in the community just cannot afford it. Many people don’t want to ask for help but we are here for them,” said Prette who also volunteers with the food bank. “(Our clients) are so thankful to even have the hampers. They are something they wouldn’t normally get.” Volunteers hope to have the bulk of donations by Dec. 16, but accept last minute donations. Hampers will be distributed on Dec. 17, 18 and 19. Donations for the West Shore Christmas Hamper Fund will be collected starting Dec. 1 the Goldstream Food Bank, 761 Station Ave., Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Sandy Prette, West Shore Christmas Hamper Fund volunteer, hopes for donations of cash, nonperishable food and toys to help fill the anticipated 650 hampers this year.

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Volunteers dish up the meal during last year’s community Christmas dinner. This year the event is slated for Saturday, Dec. 7 in Langford.

Mary MacKinnon will spend her Saturday afternoon peeling veggies in order to enjoy an evening dinner with “one big community family” of friends. After a dozen or so dinners under her belt, MacKinnon will likely make new friends and catch up with some old, as volunteers with the Salvation Army Westsong community church cook and serve the annual free community Christmas dinner for anyone looking for festive entertainment, food and companionship. “I attend because I am a person who loves to be among people,” MacKinnon said. “I also love helping out. I do enjoy the dinner, but it’s more about what I can give towards the dinner.” That could mean vegetables in preparation, or enjoying a coffee and a chat post-meal. “There could be a single mom there who’s trying to enjoy a meal and the kids are not co-operating,” she said. “If there’s an elderly person who can’t carry their coffee…”

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This year is MacKinnon will make her way from Sooke, where she moved three months ago after 28 years in Langford. That won’t stop her from arriving early to help prepare the meal at Our Lady of the Rosary in Langford. Last year about 200 people filled the hall on a Sunday eve, said organizer George Kogan, pastor with Salvation Army Westsong community church. “We’re looking to provide some food for people, some companionship because we know that some people might not require a meal but they might want to come in and get some Christmas cheer,” he said. “We have very generous backing from some of our community partners,” A band, toys for the kids and a Santa Saxes performance will set the mood. “A lot of people hold back from going to these functions because they feel it’s for the homeless or people



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Explore Devonian Regional Park with a CRD naturalist as winter approaches. The walk, for those five and older, will explore plants and animals in the park. Meet in the parking lot off William Head Road on Dec. 7 at 1 p.m.

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Allie Mackilroy, Ai Horton and Tessa Thompson are three of the 120 musicians performing at Belmont secondary school’s annual winter concert. Large bands, choirs and smaller ensembles will perform a variety of music.

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Break into song at the Belmont secondary school’s winter concert. The annual show features the concert band, concert choir, two jazz bands, two vocal jazz ensembles, a rhythm and blues band, two small jazz ensembles and two student led combos taking the stage. More than 120 student musicians will perform, many in more than one group. Vocalist Allie Mackilroy will perform in both vocal jazz ensembles, Vox and Saas. Vox is preparing “Go Tell It on the Mountain” by John Wesley Work, Jr. while Saas is set to perform “Fever” by Eddie Cooley and Otis Blackwell. Now in Grade 12, Mackilroy began developing her craft in Grade 8 musical theatre and landed the lead in Belmont’s production of The Wizard of Oz,

to be performed in April. “I am very excited, they are always just so amazing,” said Mackilroy of her third and final winter concert. Grade 11 student Ai Horton will perform with five different groups at the show: jazz band A, concert band, concert choir, rhythm and blues band and in a small jazz ensemble. “I need to put some time in every day,” said Horton, who plays oboe, alto sax and piano, plus performs vocals. The Colwood teen started piano lessons in Grade 2, but it was far from love at first note. “As a child I hated piano lessons with a passion,” she said. As a Grade 7 student at Dunsmuir middle school, she added flute to her repertoire and began to love playing music. Fellow former Dunsmuir student Tessa Thompson started playing trumpet in Grade 7, but recently added singing to her skill set. She’ll perform with

the concert band, jazz band A and sing soprano in the concert choir. “I’ve stuck with the trumpet because it just makes sense to me,” said Thompson. “I was very nervous to start singing though. I tried out for a vocal jazz group (in middle school) and it didn’t work out.” Thompson is most excited for the concert band’s performance of The Lord of the Rings symphony. “I am a big Lord of the Rings fan,” she said with a beaming smile. According to tradition, the Belmont winter concert will end with a holiday sing-a-long. The winter concert is Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Spotswood gym at the school, 3067 Jacklin Rd. “It’s a great show of the hard work our students have put into the first part of the year,” said music teacher Glenn Whitney. Doors open at 6 p.m. and admission is by donation.

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Ferries subsidy shakeup needed Re: Tough decisions needed by Ferries (Our View, Nov. 22) I agreed with your comments for the most part, but you were a little over the top about the slot machines. Their use is optional, so maxed-out passengers can just ignore them and thus incur no cost, but I do acknowledge that it raises the question of enabling those addicted to gambling. As a senior I am sorry to lose my free travel Monday to Thursday, but I do understand. I enjoyed it while it lasted. Maybe a happy compromise might be to give us old folks 50 per cent off seven days a week and thus encourage us to travel more often. Your comments about those living on smaller islands having chosen their lifestyles (“Forcing the majority to pay through ever-higher fares to service the minority doesn’t make sense”) are true and it had to be said, but I am sure it didn’t make you a lot of friends. It does raise another issue that maybe should be discussed. There is always talk that the ferries are part of the highway system and should be subsidized. Fair comments to be sure, but we must also address why the inland freshwater ferries, operated by the Ministry of Transportation, are 100 per cent subsidized and free to use. To follow your reasoning above, are we on the coast not subsidizing, through our tax dollars, the lifestyle choices of those who live in the B.C. Interior and use those ferries? Here’s two options: Make all

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ferries free. Can you imagine the boom in the tourism sector, among others, on all of the islands? Or, have the inland ferries charge a reasonable amount, with the revenue used to subside the coastal ferries. Either option is more fair than what we have now. Peter Dutton Central Saanich

Change in ferry revenue is just a smokescreen Re: Tough decisions needed by Ferries (Our View, Nov. 22) We are being led to believe that reducing the seniors discount is necessary to improve B.C. Ferries’ bottom line. Every free trip taken by seniors is paid for when BCF sends the government the bill. This change will save the corporation nothing, but may well save the provincial treasury a large sum. Payments from government to BCF will vanish and because seniors will now travel much less, the 50-per-cent fare they pay will be dramatically less revenue, hurting B.C. Ferries’ bottom line. Rein Nienaber Saanich

Broaden the benefit for Saanich park users Re: Cedar Hill Park users deserve more (Letters, Nov. 22) We have lived beside the golf course since 1967 and I agree with Andy Ruszel’s comments.

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When we moved here, many children played along the path or in the bushes beside the golf course. It was wonderful to hear their voices as I worked in my garden or walked the trail. Now life is different and children can no longer play in wooded areas by themselves. What a wonderful opportunity we have. The underused playing field would be an ideal location for an adventure playground. Parents could sit and enjoy a cup of coffee and watch their little ones play safely in the fresh air. We already have golf, tennis, walking, running and many activities available in the rec centre for adults and older children, but there is no playground for small children in the area between Cedar Hill Road, Cook Street/Maplewood Road and Finlayson Street and Cedar Hill Cross Road. Such a playground would indeed provide better substantial benefit for the largest number of community members, while actually costing us less. Then maybe we could have some money left to upgrade parts of the walking trail to make it safer for all ages. At the very least let us have more community input before we basically give away this beautiful public land to a private club. Once it is gone it is gone. Betty Miller Saanich ••• Let your voice be heard. Send your thoughts to

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“It gets pretty heated, there’s a lot of slanderous comments that come out,” Burrows said. “I called the U.S.A. out on being corrupt and a terrorist organization.” It was the same event where Russia and the U.S. nearly came to blows, though such actions are outside the realm of the UN, let alone the Model UN. At the same session, Kartsson won an award for Most Diplomatic Delegate for the General Assembly. “Which is funny because I’m not diplomatic in real life,”

Kartsson said. “I tried to play the part correctly.” Teacher and coach Evelyn Amado said she enjoys seeing the change in students as they take part in more events. “The level of confidence that these kids are developing … is tremendous, it’s absolutely amazing,” she said. All say one of the best things about the sessions is making new friends and getting together with people they’ve come to know through the events. “You get to know them as people, not just as representatives as nations,” Kartsson said.

“They’re really great people that get together to do some really cool stuff.” “Before Model UN, I was never interested in politics,” Crowley said. “I basically abhorred political everything. But now that I’m involved in Model UN and debate and getting to see the foreign relations side of the politics, I find that very interesting.” The students will head to a number events in 2014, including volunteering at an event at the University of British Columbia in January and taking part in a B.C.wide event.

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Pop-up shops set to flourish this season The idea of pop-up retail shops is not new. The concept of setting up shortterm spaces to expose new customers to one’s products or reduce stock has seen success in local shopping malls, and on a larger scale in cities like New York and Los Angeles. Abbey Riddell and Arunima McNeish, a pair of 30-ish women who have developed a Don Descoteau following for their Biz Beat vintage clothing ideas at local vintage fairs and other shows, are testing the pop-up waters downtown for the month of December with Vintage After Death. “It’s become more popular, with the economy leaving storefronts more (available),” says Riddell, who also operates Bikram Yoga Saanich and will work with McNeish in the tiny former jewelry store on the Pandora Avenue edge of Fan Tan Alley. “Landlords have become more open to accept short-term leases.” Vintage A.D. will stock men’s and women’s vintage clothing, vintage knickknacks and figurines. “I’m excited about creating an atmosphere where people can chill and

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Vintage After Death proprietors Abbey Riddell, left, and Arunima McNeish took a short-term lease to test the retail waters. play dress-up,” McNeish says. She likes the idea of having fun with fashion and bringing art back into the way people dress. Ken Kelly, executive director of the Downtown Victoria Business Association, says one of the keys to a successful pop-up business is opening up where there is a heavy traffic flow. “It takes a lot of precision, in terms of

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Colour yourself a letter to Santa Kids, send us your letter to Santa and we’ll publish it in a special Letters to Santa keepsake edition and enter you to win a special prize, before we send it to the North Pole. To participate, write your letter and decorate it with hand drawn pictures and make sure to colour it. Colour will catch Santa’s attention. Then go online to and upload your picture letter by Dec. 1. Ask an adult to help you. Winners will be contacted Dec. 2. All letters will be forwarded to Santa via Canada Post. The keepsake will come out in the Dec. 11 edition of the Goldstream News Gazette.











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Teddy bears in liquor stores Customers at B.C. Liquor Stores can help send a stuffed bear to a good home, through the annual Share-aBear campaign. Buy twin teddies for $11 at any local store and leave one behind to be sent to a community charity helping families in need. The campaign is going on at all 195 stores in B.C. until just before Christmas.

Isolated seniors offered cheer Home Instead Senior Care is spearheading a program to provide Christmas gifts for isolated and lowincome seniors. Now through Dec. 8, special Christmas trees will be displayed containing ornaments with seniors’ names and gift requests. Pick a name, purchase the gift and return it unwrapped to the store. Trees are at Walmart at Uptown and West Shore Town Centre, Forbes Pharmacy on Goldstream Avenue, Progressive Chiropractic at 2071595 McKenzie Ave. and Home Instead, 222-1595 McKenzie Ave. Send your business news to ddescoteau@ editor@goldstream


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Palm Court: A Boston Pops Tribute Celebrate Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops including the music of Leroy Anderson, Henry Mancini, John Williams and Canadian Robert Farnon. Hits of the 1950's include Sleigh Ride, Peanut Polka and Moon River.

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Christmas Chaos raises cash for kids at VGH The Victoria General Hospital Auxiliary holds its annual Christmas Chaos sale on Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale will be held in the VGH Lecture Hall, Rm. S263 (off the main lobby opposite). Proceeds of the sale will go toward purchasing equipment for the hospital and patient comforts. There will be a new and nearly new table, silent auction, crafts, yummy

baking, stunning photographs and more. It will be the last chance to order poinsettias and Christmas planters in the Poinsettias 4 Patients fundraiser for Neonatal Intensive Care. The Auxiliary of the Victoria General Hospital is a diverse group of women and men dedicated to raising money to purchase equipment for the Victoria General Hospital.

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n a van outside of Carborro, North Carolina, Basia Bulat hears her words coming out fast and loud, an effect of over-caffienation and wavering cellphone reception. If the Toronto-based singer-songwriter seems edgy at all, it would make sense. Along with fielding questions related to her musical offerings, she has become somewhat of an unofficial commentator on her hometown’s now notorious political landscape across borders. “People are asking all sorts of crazy things. They’re curious,” she says, punctuated by a string of laughter. “But I just don’t know. I’m not there.” Since the beginning of October, Polaris Prize nominated Bulat has been taking her latest musical offering, Tall, Tall Shadow, a deeply personal and more electronically-informed, disc on the road. The third record to date for the 29-year-old is a departure from her first two indie-folk albums, which were recorded in the fully analog Hotel 2 Tango studio in Montreal. Tall, Tall Shadow was produced by Arcade Fire’s Tim Kingsbury, along with Mark Lawson and captures Bulat’s newfound fascination with a more plugged-in sound, of synths alongside her electric autoharp. “I’ve never really been attracted to synths and electronic music in the way that I am now, so that’s been really exciting, learning this whole other language.” And then there’s the Andean charango. “I’m not very good at playing it the traditional way, but the people who are, the traditional players have given me their blessing,” said Bulat of the instrument she first came across while in residency at the Banff Centre in 2009. Bulat, classically trained in piano and known for her use of the autoharp, took time away from piano before returning to write at the keyboard as an adult.

“I never felt confident in my piano playing and now I’m playing two keyboards at once, live, which is really exciting and scary. I feel like now, I’m really back in it. That’s what’s neat about all these synthesizers. In a way it’s new, but it also feels very familiar.” Charango, a stringed instrument in the lute family, is not as loaded with history for Bulat – yet scary in a different way, for the lack of classical education with the instrument and desire to create something new in her own way. “I hope I’m not offending professionals and traditional charango players because there is a real traditional method and there is a real traditional and canon of music. ... It is a bit difficult in Toronto to find a charango teacher – and I’ve looked. My YouTube history is full of charango videos.” From a colourful palette, Tall, Tall Shadow paints the image of a difficult time in Bulat’s life following the passing of friend just two months prior to when she was slated to enter the studio. She scrapped the original songs and rewrote the record. “When I look back at it now, it was about trying to reach out in a certain way and trying to lift myself up. It’s about me. I can only write from my own experience, but I was hoping that the people I was thinking about when I wrote it would like it. I was really making it with the hope that certain people would hear it. That’s already been done for me. Everything else on top of that is wonderful.” Tall, Tall Shadow is about joy and heartbreak and ultimately, looking forward towards the light. “I try to limit saying what the songs are about, because I want to give people the space of feeling what they feel for the songs,” she says. “I hope people will see themselves in the songs.” Bulat plays Sugar Nightclub (858 Yates) at 8pm Dec. 4, along with the surreal woodsman tunes of Jonas Bonnetta in Evening Hymns. Tickets, $18 advance,


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t’s not often that Victoria’s homeless and disadvantaged people are behind a book launch or an art show, and are not just the subject. And it’s not often easy for them to express their inner struggles and feelings openly, but that is what they will be doing at the Downtown Story Collective’s opening reception, this Saturday evening at Dales Gallery. The Downtown Story Collective is a group of Victoria inner-city residents that have been meeting every Tuesday at Our Place Society to learn and practise ways to express themselves through different types of art, said co-facilitator Meghan Richey. “This is a culmination of what they have been doing all year,” Richey said. “They are excited and nervous about the reception.” The group started in January 2012 as a free drop-in class that offered a safe and nurturing place for people to explore their creativity. The supplies are donated by various individuals and the space is donated by the Our Place Society Chapel. The facilitators volunteer their time. Much of the work in the book will be displayed at the reception, which will also have an open mic for poetry readings. Original artwork will also be on display and for sale, with proceeds going towards keeping the non-profit group going, which is a struggle. “We rely on people’s donations,” Richey said. “The people who come every week want this to continue and I think we will continue. I hope it will continue.” The reception starts at 6:30 p.m. Dales Gallery is located at 537 Fisgard. More information about the Downtown Story Collective can be found at

Fashion in action - The Out of Hand artisan fair is celebrating its25th anniversary with Fashion in Action, a show featuring fashions available at the fair. Christmas classics will be on the turntable while ballerinas from Ballet Victoria parade down the runway. Proceeds to benefit Ballet Victoria. At 7pm, Crystal Garden. $8/25.

SuN. Dec. 1 Merry and Bright- Raise a glass at Intrepid Theatre’s annual fundraiser with the casts of Pick of the Fringe winners Grim and An Improvised Quentin Tarantino and bid on one of a kind experiences. Cash raised supports festivals, venues and programming. Tickets, $40, at

Stage Fri. Nov. 29 an eMily carr christMas - Theatre Inconnu’s youth project presents young artists, along with pros, in a play written and directed by Timothy Gosley. Featuring puppets, Carr’s writing, carols, and a shadow play. Runs Nov. 29 and 30 at 7pm and Dec. 1 at 2pm at the Berwick Royal Oak, 4680 Elk Lake. Continues Dec. 6 -14 at Merlin’s Sun Home Theatre. Contact or 250598-7488. Tickets $12/8. 2 For tea - The sold out 2013 Victoria Fringe hit returns as James and Jamesy lure audiences into their delightfully bizarre world of innocence and endearing chemistry. Tickets, $20 at the door or 250-5906291. Until Nov. 30 at the Metro (1411 Quadra). eddie izzard - See the guy John Cleese calls the funniest man in England on his world tour, Force Majeure. Until Nov. 30 at the Royal theatre. Tickets, $71.25.

MusIc Fri. Nov. 29 JiM Byrnes - Blues musician/actor, Jim Byrnes stops by The Charlie White Theatre (2243 Beacon) in Sidney. 7:30pm. Tickets, $37.50, 250-656-0275.

Sat. Nov. 30 Brendan canning - Broken Social Scene’s Brendan Canning, touring with his second solo album, You Gots 2 Chill, plays Lucky (517 Yates) with guests Dinosaur Bones. Tickets, $15, shad - Touring with his fourth album, the Juno-Award winning rapper makes a Victoria appearance with We Are the City at Sugar (858 Yates). Tickets, $20,

wORds MoN. Dec. 2 we are here - To mark World Aids Day, AIDS Vancouver Island hosts an evening of storytelling from people living with HIV/AIDS at the Belfry Theatre. Theatre, music, video and spoken word are used as tools to foster understanding and healing. Doors at 6pm. Free.


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Metchosin’s Kahlil Jones will sell jewelry at the Biz Kids Market today. Charla Huber/News staff

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Expect long lineups for the Fishermen Helping Kids with Cancer fresh herring sale this Saturday at Finest at Sea in James Bay. “We actually had people coming in today thinking the sale was on this weekend,” FAS retail store staffer Patrick Cunliffe said last Saturday. The second annual B.C. Children’s Hospital fundraiser follows a tremendously successful inaugural event. Finest at Sea vice-president Paul Chaddock said the 10,000 pounds (4,535 kilograms) of fish brought in

last year sold by noon, roughly five hours after the sale began. “We were just blown away by how many people turned out,” he said, adding the company wrote a cheque for more than $10,000 to Children’s Hospital. This time around, FAS is bringing 20,000 pounds hoping to raise even more for the cause. The fish are $20 for 20 pounds, or $15 for 10 pounds and customers are asked to bring their own bucket. Customers not interested in carting home raw fish can have FAS staff freeze or vacuum pack them for an extra charge, but all proceeds related to the sale will be donated, Chaddock said.

Inspired by an event in Richmond, the fundraiser is something FAS owners and staff feel strongly about, he said. “(Cancer is) just something that will, if not already, touch all of us throughout our lives, whether it’s a child or grandparent. When you involve kids, it really hits home to people. We’ve got such an amazing hospital system here in B.C., it’s something worth fighting for.” The sale starts at 7 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m. or when stock runs out, at 27 Erie St. For more see, visit or call 250-383-7764.


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money back,” she said. If she hits the $50 spent on supplies, Kahlil hopes for $30 in profits. “My dad owns his own business and now I understand more of what he does,” Kahlil said of her fathers 2% Jazz coffee shop. “He told me to figure out how much all the supplies cost and then to set a reasonable price.” Youth will sell items from homemade cookbooks and crafts to baking and games. The Biz Kids Market is Friday, Nov. 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Fernwood Community Centre, 1240 Gladstone Ave.

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At the tender age of 11, Kahlil Jones hopes to break even in her first business venture. The Metchosin girl started a small jewelry business for the Biz Kids Market, hosted by home-school students across the Capital Region. “She needed to make a plan and execute it,” said mom, Heather Jones. “It’s nice to see how dedicated she is.” After shopping around, Kahlil found it most economical to buy supplies in bulk. “I spent quite a bit on supplies so I hope to get that

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Victoria busker Terry Groom is among the featured speakers at We Are Here, An Evening of Storytelling, marking World AIDS Day on Dec. 2 at the Belfry Theatre. Known on the street as the ukulele playing Tee Jay, Groom will offer his personal story as a way to shed light on what it’s like living with HIV, and the stigma in the community facing people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. As part of the project, storyboards reflecting local stories

are in place at the Greater Victoria Public Library’s central, Bruce Hutchison and Juan de Fuca branches. The project is a joint initiative between AIDS Vancouver Island (AVI), the Vancouver Island Persons Living with HIV/AIDS Society, Victoria AIDS Resource and Community Service Society (VARCS) and the Greater Victoria Public Library. The storytelling session is Dec. 2 at the Belfry Theatre, 1291 Gladstone Ave. Start time is 6:30 p.m. and entry is free.

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Sears Hillside Full Line Store Quality products, customer service key to Sears’ success To say Domingo Daniels is an ideal sales manager is an understatement. His easy smile and natural manner with both clients and staff have helped him build a career he loves with a company that has earned a reputation as one of Canada’s – and Victoria’s – favourites. “I just like people,” he says simply. “I like Domingo the smiles you see on Daniels people’s faces when welcomes you help them find the you to Sears products and service Hillside Full they want – I just love it!” Line Store in Domingo joined Victoria’s Sears Home Victoria store two years ago, moving over to Sears at Hillside earlier this year to become Senior Sales Manager in the major appliance department. In addition to managing the sales team, Domingo is also responsible for between $5 million and $6 million in his department’s annual major appliance sales. While he has enjoyed a career in sales and retail for 11 years now, Sears’ reputation for customer service made joining the company an easy choice. “I had heard about the great customer service Sears provided, and when a friend who worked for the company confirmed it, I knew it would be a great fit,” Domingo recalls. When not at the store, you’ll likely find Domingo with his wife, Carolina, and their three busy boys, 17, 15 and 12-years-old. Sports, camping and other fun activities are often on their family calendar, and having moved to Victoria 11 years ago from Toronto, he appreciates the laid-back lifestyle and the ability to pursue many of these pastimes year-round. That Sears enjoys a reputation that stretches from St. John’s to Toronto to Victoria is a testament to the company’s commitment to quality products and service, and to its many long-term staff, he says. “I think people appreciate the variety of the items we carry and the customer service we provide. I see people who have been dealing with Sears for 40 or 50 years and I am very proud of that. “Because of the customer service we provide, we have the opportunity to meet repeat customers every day,” he adds, inviting customers new and old to come in and take advantage of this weekend’s amazing Black Friday sale. “Whether you’re looking for holiday gifts or new appliances for your holiday entertaining, Black Friday is going to be the best time to shop before Christmas Day!”

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Ryan Atkinson tries to work his way around Nic Coleman, both from Langford, as they prepare to play for Team B.C. at a U14 tournament in California in January.

Langford teens make team B.C.


our Greater Victoria youth, including three from Langford, head to San Diego, California on Jan. 3 with the Team BC U14 squad for lacrosse. Grade 8 students Connor Wilson, Ryan Atkinson, Nic Coleman, all from Langford, and Owen Works of Victoria, are training with the provincial squad and will all compete at the Adrenaline High School Challenge. It’s a new and tougher level of competition for most of the boys, who train every weekend on the Lower Mainland to get up to speed. Most started in with the Kyle Wells sport a couple of years ago Reporting with little knowledge of what it was or how it was played. Wilson and Works were prompted by a friend and found out they enjoyed the fast-paced, tough-as-nails sport. Atkinson had

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wanted to play since a youngster and started with box lacrosse. He now plays both variations. Coleman was a hockey player who saw a group playing lacrosse one day and asked to try it out. It was love at first pass. “I played once and I was hooked forever,” he said. “It’s fast paced and pretty aggressive.” “It’s not a really big sport so it’s fun to try and make it bigger,” Atkinson said. “Kids in our school play now because of us.” Now Wilson, Atkinson and Coleman play for the Victoria Field Lacrosse league, while Works plays for Pacific Rim Field Lacrosse. To get on the provincial team the boys tried out at an invitational main camp with about 45 players, with 18 ultimately selected. With last season’s Victoria Shamrocks playoff run and more lacrosse being shown on TV, the boys say they’re getting a lot of joy watching the popularity of the sport grow. “It’s pretty awesome,” Atkinson said. “When we started out hardly anyone knew what it was.” The four players are now focused on raising money to help pay for their trip down to California. They figure they collectively need about $2,000 for gear, then airfare and accommodation on top of that. They’re planning bottle drives and turning to local businesses in the hopes of finding sponsors, the names of which would be displayed on their bags. The first bottle drive is Dec. 21 at the Langford Rona. If any businesses can donate refundable bottles a weekly pickup can be arranged. Once there they say moving the ball and picking the corners will be the key to success. Anyone willing to sponsor the boys can contact Susan Atkinson at or at 250-3910676.

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Davis repeats as player of the year

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The Victoria HarbourCats made a series of major announcements this week as the West Coast League baseball team introduced Jim Swanson as the new general manager and vicepresident. Swanson is relocating here from Prince George and will handle the team’s business and administration. Meanwhile the HarbourCats will be led by the same coaching staff of co-head coaches Dennis Rogers and Bob Miller, and assistant coach Ben Jackson. Swanson oversaw the World Baseball Challenge in Prince George which had almost as many games as the HarbourCats’ 54, but compressed into 11 days. “With all the successful baseball organizations here over the years


IN BRIEF Bays take AAA soccer bronze

After meeting in the Island AAA boys soccer championships the Oak Bay Bays and Reynolds Roadrunners met again in the bronze medal game of the AAA Boys Soccer Provincials in Burnaby on Saturday. Grade 10 sensation Charlie Miller scored twice as the Bays beat Reynolds for third. Brenden Liudzius



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one thing is constant: that there’s a love of baseball. The on-field product is something we’ll focus heavily on. We’ll find every edge to win a championship. You don’t do this if you don’t want to win a championship.” The HarbourCats went 22-32 and averaged 1,437 in attendees in 27 home games at Royal Athletic Park, a total of 38,793 total. They also set the West Coast League record for allstar game attendance with 4,210.

scored for Reynolds. Sutherland routed the Bays 6-0 in the semifinal then won in the tournament final over Burnaby Central 2-1. Reynolds went 3-0 in pool play, needing a shootout win over Panorama Ridge. Reynolds fell to Burnaby Central 3-1 in the other semifinal. “I’m very proud of the players,” Reynolds coach J.J. Atterbury said. “They played well, represented their school with pride and demonstrated a lot of heart.” Reynolds won the Fair Play Award for sportsmanship.

Vikes host Bays for Barnard Cup

It’s an age-old rivalry as the James Bay Athletic Association visit the UVic Vikes for the Barnard Cup Island senior men’s rugby championship at UVic’s Centennial Stadium roday (Nov. 29). The Barnard Cup series is one of the longest sporting traditions in western Canada, dating back to 1911. James Bay has won it 56 times. The Vikes/Victoria College has won it 12 times. Kick-off is at 7 p.m. under the lights of Centennial.

Like a ghost, Marcus Davis deceptively moves through the football field. Would-be tacklers line him up only to come just inches shy of getting a hand on him. If you can get close enough to Davis to get straight-armed, you’re doing well. The Grade 12 Mount Douglas student and Rams star was named the AAA High School Football Player of the Year for the second year running at the awards banquet in Vancouver on Tuesday. The electric Davis, who scored touchdowns from all areas of the field as a running back, wide receiver, kick returner and defensive back, is playing the trophy down for now. “(Player of the Year) doesn’t matter too much, the main goal is to win the championship, on top of that it’s just a bonus.” The Rams face the Terry Fox Ravens in the AAA Subway Bowl high school championship in B.C. Place on Saturday. Shaw TV will broadcast the game with a 7 p.m. kick-off. The entire Rams team attended the Tuesday banquet and picked up some heavy hardware. Lineman Zach Wilkinson took home a trophy as important as he is big, as he’ll depart the Rams’ program as the provincial defensive MVP. Offensive lineman Christian Krause and Aarmin Purewal were named to the AllStar team with defensive lineman James Nicholas and Julian Luis. Seye Farinu, a nimble tack-

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nal. Panthers’ running back Jamal Lyles nearly matched Davis score-for-score with four touchdowns. But Davis’ interception and 73-yard run back for a TD put it away. “(The Hawks) are more difficult to prepare for. They don’t have the one superstar, they have lots of guys that can hurt you so we have to be prepared all around.”

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‘Repatriation’ designed to keep athletes in CIS CIS loosening strict rules to win top athletes back Travis Paterson News staff

As a desirable school with plenty of successful sports teams the University of Victoria could see a bump in NCAA student-athletes for the 2014 fall season. This week the Canadian Interuniversity Sport axed one of its strictest rules and removed the one-year penalty for Canadian athletes who transfer to a Canadian university from the NCAA. The one-year sit out penalty was originally put in place to prevent Canadians from taking the risk and going to the NCAA. But it isn’t effective, Hamilton said. The CIS also opened the door this week to increased scholarship packages for student-athletes, which will be explored through a pilot project that allows CIS women’s ice hockey programs to offer greater athletic scholarship packages. Instead of being limited to tuition and compulsory fees, as all CIS athletes are, women’s hockey programs can offer to cover room, board and books, as the NCAA does. The pilot goes hand in hand with the repatriation rule, and both were a long time coming, says UVic Vikes director of athletics and recreation Clint Hamilton, former CIS president. Hamilton was a co-chair of the

“It’s a double-edged sword, Canada West task force that was created a few years ago for this I’m not opposed to (the repatriation) as the hope is you get a few purpose. “These rules send a strong kids back,” Beaucamp said. There will likely be a signal to Canadians few Vikes athletes who who’ve chosen to lose their spot either attend U.S. destinanext year or in the tions,” Hamilton said. coming years because “Canada West and of the changes. HamilUVic are strong supton understands, but porters to create conit’s a casualty of the ditions for top Canaprocess. dian athletes to pursue “Our coaches are their post-secondary at Canadian instituArmando Tura held accountable to recruit (top student tions.” Clint Hamilton athletes). When it While he admits it’s ironic UVic doesn’t have a wom- comes to our rosters were looken’s hockey team – and no, there ing to sport the best student-athare no plans for UVic varsity letes we can,” Hamilton said. Beaucamp isn’t against the expansion, he affirmed – Hamilton says the women’s hockey repatriation but he is realistic situation was an obvious choice that it doesn’t fix the original because so many of its players problem. “Will there be an annual flow went to U.S. schools. As for the increased scholar- of Canadians coming back? Not ship packages, they will be lim- necessarily. You’ve got a few facited in that the team will still tors. Students can now go down be under the same cap, though (to the NCAA) without worry it will have flexibility in how it about wasting a year. If you do allocates its money to players. go, and you don’t really play, you Canadians can finally get a “full had to sit out another year and ride” scholarship here in their that was two years without playing basketball. That’s two years own country. The task force is not done yet, out of an already short university career.” either, said Hamilton. Beaucamp won’t, however, “We’re moving towards other types of things we can do to recruit Canadians already ensure Canadian student ath- enrolled at NCAA schools. If letes want to attend Canadian they contact him, however, he is open to the possibility. schools.” “There’s a high percentage of As for the potential bumper crop of Canadians transferring students who don’t have a sucfrom the NCAA this year, Vikes cessful career down there, so we men’s basketball coach Craig may see a bit of a bump back.” Beaucamp is unsure.

How the Vikes shaped Nash Book features Steve Nash’s rise in Victoria Travis Paterson News staff

There are many in town who can recall the glory days of 1980s and 90s basketball in Victoria. Even if you were there, you won’t have seen it in the same light as co-authors Dave Feschuk and Michael Grange, who revisit Steve Nash’s Victoria upbringing in a new book, Steve Nash: The Unlikely Ascent of a Superstar. The bio piece brings Nash’s start in Victoria back to life with new relevance, with a revisionist approach based on modern sports science. Feschuk and Grange focus on the major elements which shaped Nash into a future NBA star, beginning with former national team player Eli Pasquale’s decision to leave Sudbury, Ont. for the UVic Vikes.

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Perhaps Steve Nash would have leaned towards soccer if it wasn’t for the UVic Vikes dominant basketball teams. A series of links are made from the impact of the 1980s Vikes and how they ultimately affected Nash’s decision to make a goal of playing in the NBA.

The authors unearth telling data through interviews with legendary Vikes coach Ken Shields and 1980s Vikes players Ian Hyde-Lay, who later coached Nash at St. Michaels University School, and Pasquale, who should have played in the NBA. From the book: “While Pasquale was playing on the national team, it was the UVic campus where teenaged Nash went to basketball games and snuck in after hours to work on his game. It was also where Shields, the Canadian national team coach, gave that high school kid a chance to practice with the best players in the country, Pasquale among them.” It also keys on the influence of then-Vikes rower Silken Laumann, and how Shields re-appropriated the Vikes rowing team’s high performance strategies to his basketball team and how that, in turn, affected Nash. And it doesn’t end there, tracking the many instances a “butterfly has flapped its wings” in Nash’s direction.

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NORTH NANAIMO: Attention Students/Working Professionals: fully furnished room, nice, quiet area. Own bathroom, cable, FREE WiFi, shared kitchen and laundry. N/S, N/P, no partiers. $550/mo. Avail. immediately. 250-756-9746

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES COLWOOD- 2-BDRM suite in 4 plex on Ledsham Road. $875. plus utilities. Call 250748-6574 or 250-857-9122.


ROYAL OAK- grd level 2 bdrm, newly reno’d, close to all amens, NS/NP. $950 heat & H/W incld. 250-704-6613.

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. Owner willing to look at financing. Call (306)290-8764.

SIDNEY- DOWNTOWN. 1400 sq ft, $1800. 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 6 appls, 1 secure prking. NS/NP. Avail Now. (250)655-4184.






4-BDRM HOUSE, near Commonwealth Pool. N/S, N/P. $1900 + utils. (250)920-6282 or (250)361-1569.


PENTAX CAMERA with 3 lenses and flash, good cond. 4 Michelin 17� snow tires, used 2 seasons. (250)479-5208. WASHER/DRYER Frigidaire white, 8 cycle HD, $550. (778)351-3349.

QUALITY HOMES in quiet, historic Ladysmith in a 55+ community. Homes from $119,700. A selection of floor plans and lots of options. Pets allowed. Homes are CSA A277 approved. Only 45 minutes from Victoria & 5 minutes from Nanaimo airport. Call Duck Paterson 250-246-0637 or email to:


SUITES, LOWER LANGFORD: 2-BDRM, in suite laundry, parking, lots of closets. NS/NP. $1100 heat & lights incld. (250)686-4445.

MAPLEWOOD- Lrg 1 bdrm suite beside main house, own entry, parking, shared W/D. NS/NP. $975 inclds utils. Avail Dec 1. Call 250-592-4288.

LANGFORD (Mill Hill)- large, bright, quiet 1 bdrm, on bus route, parking NS/NP. Refs. $950 inclusive. (250)478-5261

BUYING - RENTING- SELLING Call 250.388.3535

MARIGOLDcozy 1 bdrm, woodstove. shared W/D, quiet. NS/NP. $850. 250-727-6217.

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.

WATERFRONT. NORTH Saanich. Above grnd, large 2bdrm, 2 bath. $1800./mo + 1/2 utils. Possibly sm boat moorage +. NP/NS. (250)656-5999.



55 BENTLY 4 door in white, 6 automatic with a/c, lhd. ex California car. Needs paint and bodywork. Sacrifice price only $14,000. Call (289)2967411.

SIDNEY 3-BDRM, 2.5 bath. 5 appl’s, gas F/P, garage, sunroom. NS/NP. $1600. + utils. Avail Nov. 15. (250)656-7456.


AUTO SERVICES 1966 CHEVY Pick up, 1/2 ton short box, burgundy. 3 in the tree, 6 cylinder. Good condition, runs great, comes with second set of winter tires and rims. Second owner for last 45 years, in Victoria. $6,000 obo. Call: 250-479-0441 or email: AUTO ACCESSORIES/ PARTS

SET OF 4 Michelin all season tires on rims, P265/70R17 L2X A/T2. $650. (250)479-3775.

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FAMILY MAN Hauling. Call Chris for all your hauling needs. 250-920-8463.

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AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550. GNC ELECTRIC Res/Comm. Reasonable rates for quality work. #43619. 250-883-7632. KENDRA’S ELECTRICAL Co. #86952. No Job too Small. Kendra, 250-415-7991.

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INTERIOR DESIGN VIRGO INTERIORS- Certified Interior decorator specializing in color schemes that work the first time. Call (250)721-2777.


ELECTRICAL 250-361-6193 Quality Electric Reno’s, res & comm. No job too small. Lic# 22779.

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

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

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Q: WHAT WAS THE CLINCHER FOR YOU ON THIS HOUSE DEAL? SHE SAID: There’s three bathrooms and they’re all nice, but there’s lots of potential to make them even nicer. Plus being heavily pregnant, I liked the fact the house was move-in ready. HE SAID: The garage grabbed my attention. I’m into cars and have done lots of racing.

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Move fast on that home with everything Don Descoteau News staff Searching for a home that would meet their needs, not just now but years down the road, wasn’t a quick experience for Joscilyn and Brian Jupp. After spending five months looking at photos and property specs and trooping through numerous homes around the West Shore, the couple found what they wanted in Langford. “We were living in a two-bedroom condo with one child and we were lucky enough to get pregnant again,” Brian recalls. “We wanted a house regardless, but having a second child on the way put a little urgency into the situation.” For the Jupps – Brian, 36, manages the Caprice Theatre in Langford and Joscilyn, 26, is a nurse at Victoria General Hospital – a big part of the process was determining what features they wouldn’t budge on and where they might be willing to compromise. “We knew we needed at least three bedrooms and two bathrooms, because as girls grow up, we know they spend lots of time in the bathroom,” says

Joscilyn, who gave birth to their second daughter just six weeks ago. The couple had been looking casually at homes through last winter to get a sense of what was out there. In spring the search became more serious, as they enlisted a realtor and searched for new listings that matched their requirements. They found the market more competitive than expected and homes that met their needs on price and features were lost to other home buyers ready to pounce. When their realtor contacted them about the five-bedroom home they ultimately bought, they were away on vacation. But with more of a feel for the market after their house-hunting experience, they didn’t hesitate to make a deal when they returned, Brian says. The property appealed for many reasons. With very young children, having the bedrooms on the same floor was important. So was the idea of having a large yard. Shelley Mann, president of the Victoria Real Estate Board, says today’s real estate market

Photo by Ian Simpson/IMS FotoGrafix

Langford homeowners Joscilyn and Brian Jupp, with daughter Julia, 1-1/2, relax in their sizeable backyard last month. is far different than a few years back, when deals were written after a first showing and properties often entered a bidding war. Prices have remained flat for months on single family detached homes in the region and there’s good choices – nearly 1,300 are currently listed. Mann agrees with the Jupps about the need to act fast on quality homes, especially with interest rates still low. “If they’re looking for a pretty spe-

cific property and see one come up, they have to jump on it. There’s a lot of people looking for the same thing.” The previous owner of the Jupps’ house had completed much of the work toward creating a rental suite, a fact the busy young couple is thankful for and one that will boost their home’s resale value. Unlike some of their friends, they didn’t need that rental income to afford the mortgage pay-

ments, Joscilyn says. Converting the suite to usable family space has tripled their square footage. “A lot of people my age … are compromising their living space to be able to afford a house,” she says. “I’ve been starting to tell my friends to start saving for a house even if they’re six months or more out from seriously looking, so they’re ready (when they find that perfect home).”

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OPEN HOUSES | NOV. 29 - DEC. 4, 2013

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

VICTORIA 708-373 Tyee Rd, $315,000

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

217-1366 Hillside, $199,000

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

201-1425 Fort $334,900

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

402-1500 Elford, $269,900

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

304-55 Songhees, $679,900

Saturday 2-4 Brown Brothers Real Estate Robert Young 250 385-6900

3161 Alder St, $519,500

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

606 Speed Ave, $215,000

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

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101-1235 Johnson St, $284,800

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Sladja Stojkovic, 250 477-5353

404-520 Foster, $199,900!

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

47-850 Parklands, $349,000

2915 Glasgow St, $599,900

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

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Fair Realty Diana Winger, 250-588-8839

5-915 Glen Vale, $669,888

733A Humboldt (200 Douglas)

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


Sunday 2-4 Brown Brothers Real Estate Robert Young 250 385-6900

105-1156 Colville, $245,000

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

2438 Lincoln Rd, $688,000

1330-1334 Esquimalt Rd.

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 JONESco. Real Estate Roger Jones, 250-361-9838

Saturday 11-1 One Percent Realty Valentino, 250-686-2242


1028 Tillicum, $424,900

3 Woodville Pl, $329,000

Sunday 2-4 One Percent Realty VI Ray Kong, 250-590-7011

Sunday 2:30-4:30 Re/Max Camosun Roy Coburn, 250 812-5333

26-1498 Admirals Rd, $145,000

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Eileen Jespersen, 250-686-4820

SAANICH EAST 2604 Shieling Pl, $739,900

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Dan Juricic, 250-514-8261

3963 Juan De Fuca, $1,189,900

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

202-1680 Poplar, $219,000

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Rosemarie Colterman, 250 592-4422

301-1663 Mckenzie Ave Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Andrew Swan, 250 592-4422

25-3958 Cedar Hill Rd, $249,900 Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Mike Lock, 250-384-8124

207-1663 McKenzie Ave

3712 Kootenay $649,900

4009 Cedar Hill Rd, $529,900

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Karen Dinnie-Smythe, 250 744-3301

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

3505 Richmond Rd, $529,900

Sunday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Doreen Halstenson, 250-744-3301

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

982 Mckenzie Ave, $299,900

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty James Liu, 250 477-5353

102-1663 McKenzie Ave Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Shaunna Jones, 250-888-4628

3934 Cedar Hill X Rd, $859,000 Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Corie Meyer, 250-818-3216

110-1505 Church Ave, $199,900

Friday 1:30-3:30 Boorman’s, Rod Hay, 250-595-1535

SAANICH WEST 206-150 Gorge, $232,000

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

225-40 Gorge Rd W, $279,900

Sunday 1-3 Address Realty Ltd., Shaughna Boggs-Wright, 250-391-1893

SAANICH PENINSULA 102-2360 James White, $224,900 Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Mara, 250-384-8124 104-9115 Lochside, $699,000 Saturday 3-4 Re/Max Camosun Karen Scott, 250-744-3301

115-7701 Central Saanich

Saturday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Inez Louden, 250-812-7710

2225 Amelia Ave.

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Linda Egan, 250-655-0608

1575 Jasper, $599,900

4028 Trafalgar Cres, $564,900

952 Paconla, $519,000

3327 Blueberry Lane, $359,800

3895 South Valley, $729,900

1254 Clayton Rd, $629,900

1043 Parkwood, $799,900

308-3915 Carey Rd, $248,000

9820 Seaport, $499,500+

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

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Robert Nemish, 250 744-3301


Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Dale Sheppard, 250-478-9600

Saturday & Sunday 11-1 Re/Max Camosun Dan Juricic, 250-744-3301

Saturday 1:30-3:30 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Mary Beaumont, 250-889-2233

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

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Angele Munro, 250-384-8124

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Keith Watson, 250 744-3301

Saturday 2:30-4 Re/Max Camosun Blair Veenstra, 250-744-3301

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911


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101-2329 Bradford Ave, $479,500

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

8570 East Saanich Rd, $569,000 Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Robin Lewis, 250-656-0131

110-10461 Resthaven, $175,000 Saturday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Rick Couvelier, 250-477-0921

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

1106 Lucille Dr, $424,900 Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Megan John, 250-477-7291

WEST SHORE 109-3220 Jacklin, 279,900

1689 Texada Terr, $1,038,000 Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Newport Realty Julie Rust, 250-385-2033

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

219-2710 Jacklin, $314,000

102-9945 Fifth St, $249,900 Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty May Hamilton, 250-477-5353

7161 West Saanich Rd, $362,900

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

10935 Marti, $1,109,000 Saturday 2-4 JONESco Real Estate Inc. Marilyn Ball, 250-655-7653

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Angele Munro, 250-384-8124

3377 Vision Way, $349,900 Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jenn Raappana, 250-590-3921

2655 Sooke Rd

Thursday thru Monday 1-4 Re/Max Camosun Brad Gregory, 250 744-3301

695 Redington Ave, $359,000

610-9809 Seaport, $963,800 Sunday 2-4 JONESco Real Estate Inc. Marilyn Ball, 250-655-7653

8846 Carmanah, $648,000 Sunday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Inez Louden, 250-812-7710

2309 Muriel Pl, $437,000

Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty May Hamilton, 250-477-5353 • A23

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd., Glenda Warren-Adams, 250-474-6003

952 Terlane, $369,900

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Gabriella Pakos 250 213-1323

1301 Rockhampton Cl, $1,149,000

Saturday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Inder Taneja, 250-686-8228

3467 Happy Valley Rd.

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

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22-848 Hockley, $79,000 Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Roy Coburn, 250 812-5333

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105-611 Goldstream,$17,600 Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Shannon Jackson, 250-474-6003

3310 Ocean Blvd, $899,000 Saturday 1-3 Newport Realty Sandy Berry, 250-818-8736

304-2732 Matson Rd, $229,900 Wednesday-Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Neil Docherty, 250-478-9600

985 Gade, $650,000

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

991 Rattanwood, $495,000 Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Karn Dodd, 250-479-3333

990 Moss Ridge Cl,$612,000 Sunday 2:30-4 Re/Max Camosun Blair Veenstra, 250-744-3301

2641 Platinum Pl

Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Gaylene Salina, 250-479-3333


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