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Professional wrestler Short Sleeve Sampson (Dan DiLucchio) puts opponent Christopher Ryseck (The Ideal Reflection) to the mat during All Star Wrestling action at Vedder middle school Saturday night.

Little person, big showman

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t was “Midget Time” at the Vedder middle school gym Saturday night. For some 200 noisy fans, it was the highlight of a live professional wrestling extravaganza, when midget wrestling icon Short Sleeve Sampson (Dan DiLucchio) stepped into the ring with regular-sized douche Christopher Ryseck (The Ideal Reflection) and came out victorious after leaping onto Ryseck from the ropes in a spectacular frog-splash finish. For Riley Windeler, Interior vice president of Little People of B.C., the very idea of the spectacle is offensive.

For some, midget wrestling is an offensive spectacle, but for Short Sleeve Sampson, embracing his small stature has meant a great career inside the ring As a little person who’s had to endure staring, bullying, name calling and discrimination, he said bullies don’t need any more ammunition to make fun of people with dwarfism. “Things like this midget wrestling are things these people build off of,” he told the Times in a telephone interview from Kamloops. For DiLucchio, however, midget

wrestling has been a labour of love for the past 15 years and one he intends to parlay into a career in the entertainment industry after his retirement from the business this year. His appearance at Vedder middle with Surrey-based All Star Wrestling was part of a yearlong, 40-city farewell tour he kicked off last month. The 40-year-old grappler, who lives in Syracuse, NY, describes his

15 years in pro wrestling as a roller coaster ride.   At the bottom has been time away from his family and a couple serious injuries on the road, like one time when he dove through the ropes and the opponent, who was supposed to break his fall before he hit the floor, stepped out of the way. See MIDGET, Page 16

an Coulter is Chilliwack’s newest school trustee. In a byelection that saw only 1,453 of the city’s almost 68,000 eligible voters cast ballots, Coulter won the six-candidate race Saturday with only 520 votes. The mature UFV education student beat out retired School District No. 33 teacher Harold Schmidt by 181 votes. Small business owner Ben Besler finished third with 279 votes. Former District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC) v i c e -p r e s i d e n t Karen Jarvis finished fourth with 238 votes, while c u r r e n t D PA C EB IRST v i c e -p r e s i d e n t First reported on Corey Neyrinck chilliwacktimes.com finished fifth, with 54. Rob Stelmaschuk, a retired Ministry of Children and Family Development employee, came in sixth with 23 votes. Coulter, whose former career as a welder and millwright was cut short by a workplace accident, had campaigned on a three-point platform calling for more trades training, an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma program and better engagement of aboriginal students. Late in the campaign, he was endorsed by former school board chair Louise Piper, whose August resignation triggered the $50,000 byelection. See TRUSTEE, Page 6

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ity council was scheduled to again consider upgrades to two dangerous crosswalks on Vedder Road at its Tuesday afternoon meeting. A number of accidents and frequent complaints from residents about crosswalks at Storey Avenue and Wells Road led city staff to recommend in October they be upgraded. An elderly woman was lucky to escape with minor injuries after being struck at Storey Avenue in the summer. And the owner of a martial arts studio near the Wells Road crosswalk said he has seen and been involved in numerous near misses at the location. But some city councillors expressed concern that two more full stops on Vedder Road—a busy traffic corridor—might be a bad idea. Couns. Jason Lum and Ken Huttema said they wanted to see a traffic study completed. This was done, and a consultant’s report in Tuesday’s city council agenda recommended full-stop, three-colour pedestrian signals be implemented at both intersections, with the Wells Road one moved to Alder Avenue.

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Trans Mountain expansion project manager Greg Toth speaks to Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce lunch guests Thursday.

Pipeline means millions City coffers will benefit from project

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inder Morgan says the Chilliwack economy will see a concrete and direct benefit from its oil pipeline twinning project when shovel hits the ground in 2016. Trans Mountain expansion project manager Greg Toth told the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce Thursday that during construction, he expects the 200-or-so workers in the area to spend nearly $12 million, mostly on meals and accommodation. Where exactly that workforce will be headquartered is unclear and its likely the cities of Abbotsford and Chilliwack will compete with one another to see which city is home to construction offices and the pipeline lay down yards for the Fraser Valley spread of the project. “We are working hard to maximize local opportunities,” Toth said. “That is the vision of our president Ian Anderson.” He said local companies wanting to capitalize should starting thinking of how to do that. “It is basically a partnership: we will provide the opportunity but they have to position themselves.” During local construction of the $5.4 bil-

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lion, 1,150-kilometre oil pipeline twinning project, Toth said Chilliwack businesses will find opportunities that run the gamut from heavy equipment operators to catering trucks. Toth couldn’t say exactly how many local jobs would be available directly on the pipeline construction project but there will certainly be opportunities for equipment operators, labourers and welders. He said 25 per cent of the 450-or-so people on one construction spread will be equipment operators, 25 per cent labourers, 10 per cent welders and 10 per cent welder helpers. Kinder Morgan is scheduled to file its facilities application for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project to the National Energy Board on Dec. 17. The City of Chilliwack will see nearly $1 million more per year in property taxes when the new pipeline is built. In 2013, the company paid $664,000 in property taxes to city hall. Kinder Morgan representatives have been on a tour of communities touting the economic benefits of the pipeline expansion project. When completed, the project will add $500,000 a year to municipal tax

coffers, $1.7 billion in provincial taxes and $2 billion in federal taxes. Toth and the company are also repeating Canadian Chamber of Commerce claims that Canada is missing out on $50 million a day in lost revenue due to the lack of access to tidewater to get oil and gas overseas. “There is not enough takeaway capacity,” Toth said, adding that Kinder Morgan is not, contrary to some speculation, in competition with Enbridge and its proposal to build the Northern Gateway pipeline. “We are not competing with anybody,” he said. “There’s enough oil to drive all of these projects.” The company has provided pages on its website, www.transmountain.com, for local companies and job seekers looking to find out more about what opportunities are available. There has been local opposition to plans to triple the capacity of the 60-year-old pipeline that runs underneath farmers’ fields, Sardis backyards and the Vedder River. The oil pipeline also runs under fields near two schools: Watson elementary and Vedder middle.

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hilliwack RCMP is looking for a man who asks elderly women for help and then steals their purses and wallets. There have been four similar incidents in the last two weeks, two on Nov. 16 and two on Nov. 24. “You feel violated,” one victim, who asked to remain anonymous, told the Times. Police believe the thief, described as a Caucasian man in his 20s or early 30s with short dark or red hair who may wear glasses, followed his victims home from their shopping trips. The man—sometimes in the company of a woman— parked a vehicle near the victims’ residences. With the hood of the car up, the thief then pretended to have radiator troubles and asked his victims, as they were entering their homes with their purchases, for a jug of warm water. In one instance, the man even helped a victim carry parcels into her house. As the women were busy getting the water, police say the man stole their purses or wallets and quickly left the scene. “In targeting trusted elderly ladies, this is despicable behaviour, even for a thief,” RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Len vanNieuwenhuizen said in a press release. “We would

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Members and volunteers with the Filipino Association of Chilliwack pose with boxed goods to be shipped to survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

Community steps up to typhoon challenge

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ment left for the Philippines on Nov. 29. “We didn’t expect this, we thought the first boxes we sent the first time is fine, but after we sent that, everyday, there’s somebody coming, donating and donating.” Kish said FILAC is working with two other organizations to ensure the proceeds are given to survivors directly. “We’re really [thankful] to everyone,” Kish said. “We didn’t expect this . . . and ‘salamat’ to everyone, it means thank you [in Tagalog].” Typhoon Haiyan ripped through the Philippines on Nov. 8, obliterating homes and structures, leaving hundreds missing, thousands injured, and even more displaced. So far, the death toll has reached 5,560.

id and monetary proceeds from the Chilliwack area are heading abroad, after two local fundraising initiatives Chiefs to the rescue Through in-person donations accepted at for victims of Typhoon Haiyan, a super storm that struck the Philippines earlier this month, home games and a four-hour telethon, the Chilliwack Chiefs managed to raise $3,451 for ended with great success. The Filipino Association of Chilliwack victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Under the banner, “Chiefs to the Rescue,” 11 (FILAC) was thrilled when their relief drive, players took turns answering calls and taking held at Mount Slesse middle pledges on the club’s radio school on Saturday evenings station, 89.5 The Drive, on during the month of NovemNov. 21. The telethon raised ber, collected 30 cargo boxes worth of clothing and food help these young play- the majority of the funds, bringing in $2,000 in total. in just a couple of weeks. ers turn into strong “It was such a big story, and “It was over whelming. and productive men, the evidence that we [saw] People [came] here, they on television just demanded bring donation, and then and participating in action,” said Chiefs’ president e v e r y d a y i n m y h o u s e , helping others is an Glen Ringdal. “You couldn’t everyday you opened the look at it and say, ‘I can’t do door, you got lots and lots important part of that anything.’” of donations,” Maria Kish, growth and developThe banner marks the FILAC president, told the ment. So we saw it as a next phase of community Times. involvement for the Chiefs, She said 30 cargo boxes good opportunity for who will continue to operate was more than the associaunder the slogan “Chiefs to tion could’ve ever imagined, them and they the Rescue,” for all initiatives but people continued to certainly accepted it that relate to disaster relief, give, bringing in more clothwhether they be internationing for adults and children, that way” or local. an abundance of blankets Glen Ringdal al “Part of our job is to help and non-perishable food these young players turn items. into strong and productive By the end of their relief effort on Nov. 28, FILAC had doubled their young men, and participating in helping othharvest, amassing a bounty of 60 cargo boxes ers is an important part of that growth and in total. The boxes were separated into two development,” Ringdal said. “So we saw it as a shipments and delivered to the Philippines via good opportunity for them and they certainly accepted it that way. They were excellent.” cargo ship. All proceeds were given to the HumanitarThe outstanding show of support and genian Coalition, a joint effort of CARE Canada, erosity left Kish and others in awe. “We’re so overwhelmed. We’re so happy,” Oxfam Canada, Plan Canada and Save the she said, adding the second and final ship- Children Canada.

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man who allegedly tried to rob a Salvation Army Christmas Kettle by threatening a volunteer with a needle and saying he had HIV faces two counts of robbery. Keith Silver, of no fixed address, was arrested Thursday afternoon after he allegedly threatened the Sally Ann volunteer and then robbed the Winners store in the Chilliwack Mall minutes later. Chilliwack RCMP and Lower Mainland District Integrated Police Dog Services responded to the first robbery in front of the Safeway on Luckakuck Way at about 1:40 p.m. They got the second call about the rob-

bery at the nearby Winners minutes later. The Christmas Kettle hold-up was unsuccessful as the kettle was locked and the apparatus holding it was too large to remove. But police say Silver did walk away with $300 after he went into Winners and handed a teller a note saying he had a gun. Mounties recovered the money when they located the 45-year-old a short dis-

tance away on Knight Road. He wasn’t carrying a gun but did have a needle. “Threatening volunteers and attempting to take donations that are meant for those in the community with need is despicable,” Chilliwack RCMP Const. Cynthia Kershaw said in a press release Friday. Silver will be held in custody until his next court appearance Dec. 2.

ast month was a dangerous one for Chilliwack pedestrians as six people were hit by vehicles in the city. That’s nearly as many pedestrian-vehicle crashes that are recorded in a normal year, according to Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) numbers. Between 2008 and 2012 there were 41 incidents of a pedestrian being injured by a vehicle in Chilliwack.

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As a result of the six pedestrians hit in November, Chilliwack RCMP launched a safety campaign. “Fortunately none were serious or fatal,” RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Len vanNieuwenhuizen said in a press release. “Prior to Nov. 4, such collisions were very rare.” VanNieuwenhuizen said the jump in collisions may be seasonal, caused in part by the recent time change, which has meant more night-time driving. The start of the Christmas shopping

season may also have contributed, as shopping crowds increase pedestrian, scooter and motor vehicle traffic in parking lots and on roads. To prevent further collisions, the Chilliwack Municipal Traffic Section have teamed up with the Chilliwack Safer City co-ordinator and ICBC. The traffic section will step up pedestrian and crosswalk enforcement on some of the busier pedestrian/motor vehicle corridors throughout the Christmas season.

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The Chilliwack Fire Department was fire on the second floor that they quickdispatched to a reported vehicle fire in ly extinguished. The blaze damaged the floor sheeting and caused smoke the 5500 block of Chinook Street damage to the attic area. at about 3:20 a.m. Both fires are now under Fire crews extinguished a investigation by Chilliwack Fire blaze that damaged a piece of Department and RCMP fire construction equipment. investigators. Firefighters then noticed an EB IRST ◗ Anyone with information about orange glow through the window of a duplex under construc- First reported on these fires is asked to call the tion very close to the burning chilliwacktimes.com RCMP at 604-792-4611, Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) vehicle. On further investigation they found a or visit www.chilliwackcrimestoppers.ca.

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Coulter, vice-president of the Chilliwack-Hope BC NDP constituency association, and Besler, vice-president of the BC Liberal Chilliwack riding association, had said early on that partisan politics had no place on the school board, but the two consistently clashed throughout the campaign along ideological lines on issues like corporate sponsorship in schools, the school board’s drug and alcohol policy and the idea of the school board passing a deficit budget to protest underfunding. A handful of partisan supporters also kept up heated campaigns on social media. Runner-up Schmidt, meanwhile, was a non-entity online and missed both all-can-

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Coulter’s first meeting Dec. 3 didates meetings, the first because of a date change and the second because of a family trip that had been planned before the election was announced in September. Coulter’s first regular public school board meeting is Dec. 3 His term will last until November 2014, when all six seats will be up for grabs during the next regular provincewide school board elections.

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new report by the Parliamentary Budget Officer has put our Funeral and Burial program for veterans in the media spotlight again. Unfortunately, the recent coverage has often only repeated a number of persistent myths about what is a very important program. I would like to take this opportunity to set the facts straight. The first myth about our Funeral and Burial program is that it is only available to “traditional Veterans”—the men and women who served during the Second World War and the Korean War. This simply is not true. Through our program, we help lay to rest all veterans who die of a service-related disability. We call this a “matter of right,” and it applies to these veterans whether they served in France or Korea or if they served in Bosnia or Afghanistan. We are here for all of them. The second myth is that the program only helps to defray funeral expenses. This is a particularly odd mistake because, as the program’s name indicates, we also cover the actual costs of a burial—including such things as the opening and closing of a cemetery plot, a grave liner, a military-style grave marker and the perpetual care of the gravesite.

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Be Our Guest A third myth suggests that Canada is not doing as much as other countries to care for our fallen veterans. Just the opposite is true. In fact, Canadians would be surprised to learn that Canada is one of the few countries to offer financial assistance for veterans’ funerals and burials, and our rates are among the most generous in the world. With the new enhancements that took effect in June, we’ve also just made the program even better. This includes more than doubling the maximum support available for funeral expenses—from $3,600 to $7,376—and making the program more flexible to respect Veterans’ religious and cultural differences. These improvements have allowed us to provide, on average, an extra $2,000 in assistance over the first five months, and we now have instances where our total contribution is approaching as much as $10,000. Having said all this, there are

other veterans whose funeral and burial costs will not qualify for coverage under our program. Often this simply reflects the original intent of the program—which was launched almost a century ago—to help ensure a dignified funeral and burial for veterans who were in financial need. This has led to one last myth I would like to address. Some critics claim that veterans have to be financially destitute when they pass away in order for their families to qualify for assistance. Again, that’s not true. In fact, the simple means test we use for these veterans includes significant exemptions to avoid leaving survivors strapped for cash after they bury a loved one. For example, our regulations allow a survivor to exempt the family home, primary car and the first $12,015 in savings when calculating their net assets. We are proud to be able to provide this kind of support in recognition of the service of Canada’s veterans and the sacrifices they made on behalf of our country. ◗ Lieutenant-General Walter Semianiw is the Assistant Deputy Minister Policy, Communications and Commemoration for Veterans Affairs Canada.

o changes to how B.C. Ferries delivers its services will ever meet with total approval. Critics of the proposal to charge seniors half-price passenger rates during the week instead of giving them free passage see the decision as gouging a vulnerable segment of society. But half price is still a generous discount. The perk of free mid-week passage for seniors may have made moral sense, if not business sense, when the corporation was in a better financial position, but not now. B.C. Ferries’ proposal to cut little-used early morning and late-night runs on smaller routes makes sense, as does maintaining service at busier commuter times. Some argue that any cut to service is a blow to the original B.C. Ferries concept of extending the coastal highway system to the growing number of people living on smaller islands. But those residents, many of whom commute to work on Vancouver Island or the mainland, have chosen that lifestyle and it comes with costs. Forcing the majority to pay through ever-higher fares to service the minority doesn’t make sense. The idea of putting slot machines on ferries working the Swartz Bay-Tsawwassen run is an insult to passengers maxed out with the number of extra-cost services available on the ships. While revenue from these runs has subsidized the smaller runs for years, enough is enough. It’s time to stop looking for more ways to gouge the already cash-strapped ridership. With the balance sheets bleeding red, B.C. Ferries must make some hard choices. Complicating that scenario is the fact the corporation is quasi-private and serves two masters, the public and government, which is the public in business suits. As such, the need to find workable compromises is heightened. In the end, the main objective is stabilization of fares for all ferry riders. If that takes cutting some low-usage sailings and asking seniors to pay a little more, we’re all for it.

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Teenagers getting more involved a positive trend Editor: Is it me, or are others noticing the increasing numbers of teenagers who are involved in all manner of benevolent activities? Working alongside, and being near, these young people is a joy—especially to we baby boomers who actually thought we would be young forever. These teenagers provide a valuable infusion of assistance to systems taxed from diminishing resources. Their ideas, sense of fun, and willingness to do physical tasks are a few of their attributes. They also exhibit very important traits such as patience and tolerance in abundance. This is a positive trend that is welcome to continue and to grow. Mary Lem Chilliwack

Feels betrayed by his country

Editor: Re: “Letter nothing but fiction,” Times, Nov. 14. In a 2009 letter to the editor, MP Mark Strahl stated the following, “But I guess it’s easier to attack someone when you don’t know them and don’t care about the facts.” So true. Here are some of my facts. I was badly injured on multiple occasions during my service to Canada. Some of those

Send us a letter TO INCLUDE YOUR LETTER, use our online form at www.chilliwacktimes.com, contact us by email at editorial@chilliwacktimes.com, fax 604-792-9300 or mail us at 45951 Trethewey Ave, Chilliwack, B.C. V2P 1K4. Letters must include first and last names and your hometown and should be fewer than 200 words. To view our letters/privacy policy visit our website at www. chilliwacktimes.com. injuries were severe. Subsequently, I lost everything that I owned, and all the relationships that I valued in life as a direct result of these injuries and the mistreatment that I was subjected to. I ended up collecting bottles and cans for money, living off of 55 cent day-old bread and water, while being forced to fight an expensive and protracted seven year battle with the Department of National Defence (DND), simply to be compensated for my back wages, prescriptions, medical treatments, etc. All of which were incurred during my recovery from injuries sustained in the line of duty. All being the legal responsibility of DND to cover in a timely manner. To say that I was betrayed and abandoned by an ungrateful nation is an understatement. The DND’s own investigations con-

cluded that my two former commanding officers and some of their commissioned staff had rendered me multiple “injustices.” Forcing the writing of a letter of apology from the then commanding officer (C.O.). A letter I may add that has since gone missing, presumed shredded. Little solace for an emaciated veteran. All the while senior leadership, at all levels, and their bureaucratic brethren lived the high life, collecting huge salaries and outrageous pensions. To this day, I’m still forced to live with chronic pain— constant reminder of my service. Perhaps Mr. Gary Strahl is upset because one of my former C.O.s, who was, for the most part, the one who orchestrated the betrayal, is now one of his brother’s new BFFs at the regiment. But I digress. While I will always defend

Mr. Strahl’s right to voice his opinion, his insinuation that my Nov. 5 letter to the editor was a work of fiction is offensive. As for writing fiction, propaganda is best left to the minions of government who waste taxpayers’ money on its creation and propagation, rather than using that money to care for the sick, injured and fallen veterans who have sacrificed for our great nation. I pray that in future Mr. Strahl, as the apparent acting spokesperson for the Strahl franchise, will think before he writes. Jeff Robinson Chilliwack

Need to supply Canadians first

Editor: Re: “Non-supporters of protest” at the MLA office. Apparently some people (like the person @erinlealight) were not informed regarding this protest. Most people are aware we all need to cut back our dependency on fossil fuels. Many at this protest were there as they object to the selling off of our raw products and possibly damaging our environment in the process. China will be getting far

more jobs than Canadians as a result of this “sale.” Even Enbridge has stated there will only be 500 permanent jobs. Many people are also unaware that the Atlantic provinces, Quebec and parts of Ontario have to import some of their oil requirements. We need to supply Canadians first. It would be wise to research the purpose of these protests before resorting to name calling. W.R. Hansworth Chilliwack

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Upcoming games: Dec. 6 - Chilliwack @ Powell River 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 - Chilliwack @ Nanaimo 7 p.m.

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Mainland Division TEAM GP Langley 32 Prince George 30 Coquitlam 29 Surrey 30 Chilliwack 29

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OTL PTS 2 44 1 42 1 31 1 25 2 18

Chiefs leading scorers PLAYER GP A. Plevy 28 C. Cochrane 29 Z. Diamantoni 29 M. Tibbet 29 C. Rush 28

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ormer Chilliwack Chief goaltender and 2013 BCHL Coast Conference MVP Mitch Gillam made his NCAA debut with Cornell University in style last week. Not only did Gillam earn the win in the team’s 4-2 victory, but in the dying seconds, he wristed the puck the length of the ice to score the insurance goal in the win over Niagara University.

Tough weekend for Chiefs League’s best feast on our weak defence o one can say the Chilliwack Chiefs are involved in boring hockey games of late even if they are on the losing end. The local boys lost three games in under 48 hours over the weekend by a cumulative score of 21-10. The games were never going to be easy as the Chiefs faced the league-leading Powell River Kings Friday followed by the Interior Division-leading Penticton Vees Saturday then the Mainland Division-leading Langley Rivermen Sunday afternoon. They lost 8-5 at Prospera to the Kings, 9-4 in Penticton to the Vees and 4-2 in Langley to the Rivermen. Between offence, defence and goaltending, the Chiefs continue to struggle in the latter two areas of the game. On Friday, with the 19-4-1-1 Kings in town the Chiefs got their league-leading shots against under control—Powell River notched 33— but goaltending let them down. The game started well with Jake Hand, Mathieu Tibbet and Carter Cochrane lighting the red lamp in the first, leaving the Chiefs with a 3-1 lead after 20 minutes. Recent arrival Spencer Tremblay, however, let in four goals on 16 shots until he was pulled halfway through the second period after Powell River went ahead 4-3.

The move gave an immediate if brief spark to the team as Austin Plevy tied it up 4-4 from Zach Diamantoni and Blake Gober. Backup Josh Halpenny held off the Kings for the rest of the second but he would prove to be just as leaky, allowing four goals in the third on 12 shots. Undisciplined play from Plevy and Ben Butcher in the third led to two of Powell River’s third-period goals. Saturday night would be a similar story line as the Chiefs were dominated 9-4 at South Okanagan Events Centre against the Interior Division-leading Penticton Vees. Nine Vees players had multiple-point

games in the team’s dismantling of the Chiefs. Scoring started early and came often as Cody DePourcq opened things for Penticton at 1:38 of the first en route to a 3-0 lead 14 minutes in. Cooper Rush scored a late power-play goal and then put in his second of the game 34 seconds into the second period. Blake Gober then tied the game at 3:44 of the second, but the Vees went ahead for good at 14:11. The home team then scored five more goals in the second half of the game, including four on eight shots in the third against Tremblay who, unlike Friday night, was left hung out to dry

by the coach. The Chiefs then hopped on the bus back to Chilliwack and readied for an afternoon game Sunday in Langley, which they lost 4-2. This was a rough affair with 30 penalties called against 20 different players on both teams, and three of the six goals scored were on special teams. Plevy opened scoring at 7:34 of the first from Gober and Diamantoni. Then 28 seconds into the second period Langley tied the game. Matt Ustaski then scored shorthanded and unassisted for Langley to take a 2-1 lead in the second. Viktor Dombrovsky made it 3-1 for Langley at 6:07 of the third while Carter Cochrane was serving two minutes for high sticking. New arrival Cody Bardock gave Langley another two minutes on the power play with a cross-check on the goal. Will Cook made it 4-1 for Langley on an unassisted goal at 12:51 and, in a desperation effort, Kiefer McNaughton scored for the Chiefs from Bardock and Mitchell Plevy at 19:24 to make it 4-2. The Chiefs were outshot 112 to 88 on the weekend. Most of that shot differential came in the latter two games as they actually outshot Powell River 38 to 33. Lost in the 48 hours of weekend losses was the effort of newly acquired defenceman Cody Bardock who played his first two games with the team Saturday and Sunday, earning an assist and two penalty minutes in each game. The 7-19-1-2 Chiefs are off for a three game road trip, facing Powell River Dec. 6, Nanaimo Dec. 7 and Alberni Valley Dec. 8. The team’s next home game is Dec. 13 against Penticton.

Volpe traded to Trail for defenceman

The Chilliwack Chiefs have acquired 20-year-old defenceman Cody Bardock from the Trail Smoke Eaters in exchange for 18-year-old forward Brandon Volpe and future considerations. Bardock has four goals and one assist in 11 games with the Smoke

Eaters this season. The native of Lethbridge also has Junior A experience with the Prince George Spruce Kings and Brooks and Sherwood Park of the AJHL. “I’m excited about playing in Chilliwack and playing for the coaches there,” Bardock said. “It’s a great

organization with an incredible group of fans.” Bardock was expected to arrive in Chilliwack on Friday. The Chiefs thanked Volpe for his commitment both on and off the ice and wished him all the best in his future endeavours.

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cross-town rivalry is b re w i n g o n C h i l l i wack’s single-A senior boys basketball scene. After a three-year hiatus, Highroad Academy is fielding a team and plans to give Unity Christian, Chilliwack’s only other single-A team, a little local competition. “The team is just pumped and I’m very pumped as well just to be able to get a chance to compete again at the senior level,” Highroad coach Clayton Krahn told the Times. The school hasn’t had a team since 2010, but before that the Knights made regular appearances in the provincial final, winning the championship in 2002 “Obviously we had a really strong program for a while, and then we had a lack of interest in basketball,” Krahn said. He’s had to build the program back up from scratch now that students have gotten excited about the sport again. With only two Grade 12 players, who’ve never competed in the sport before, the Knights will count on Grade 10 Caleb Blundell and Grade 9 Daniel Abel for leadership. “Those two are the core of the players pushing for a senior team,” Krahn said. “They never miss a practice.” The Highroad coach said he has “no idea” what to expect this season, but one thing’s for sure after the team’s season-opening 56-52 victory over the Hope Mustangs last week. “We compete hard. We just compete hard, offensively and

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Daniel Abel and Caleb Blundell are ready to lead Highroad Academy’s resurrected senior boys squad this season. defensively,” Krahn said. Unity Christian, meanwhile, is seeing changes of its own in the form of a new coach, Matt Van Muyen, and a new offensive style. The Flames earned their first Fraser Valley Championship title in dramatic fashion last season, hitting two three-pointers in the last five seconds of the final to snatch the game from B.C. Christian

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Academy. The team had to settle for seventh-place at the provincials, however, after a disappointing second-round loss to Immaculata put them out of championship game. Once among the tallest single-A teams in the province, Unity has lost some height, and Van Muyen has moved to a faster-paced motion offence to play to the team’s strengths. “It’s a totally new system than they’re used to,” Van Muyen said. The growing pains were evident in a 51-49 preseason loss against St. John Brebeuf last week, but Van Muyen is confident the team is headed in the right direction. “We have lots of potential,” he said. “We had some really signs in the game. We’re beginning to understand the game of basketball a bit more and the way we’re trying to play the game.” He’d like to see his team defend its Fraser Valley title. After that, the goal is less clear-cut. “Our big focus is that wherever we finish this year that we can be satisfied that we’ve done everything we can this year to get as far as we could,” Van Muyen said. Unity plays their first league game at home tonight (Tuesday) against Agassiz. ◗ Chilliwack’s two single-A teams clash for the first time Monday, Dec. 9 at Highroad Academy. The game tips off at 7 p.m.

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Lace up for charity run on Dec. 14 BY SHARRON HO Chilliwack Times

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n honour of the season of giving, a Chilliwack gym is hosting a charitable five-kilometre winter run on Dec. 14. Runners and walkers of all ages are being invited to register for Chilliwack Anytime Fitness’ inaugural Winter Warriors Run for the Community, which is being held in support of Ruth and Naomi’s Mission and The Meadow Rose Society. Rav Shokar, co-owner of Chilliwack Anytime Fitness, said inspiration for the event came from a desire to help others, after seeing marginalized individuals struggle within society, like a young mother unable to afford diapers and judgment being passed on people who are homeless. “I don’t ever judge anybody because you don’t know how these people ended up there,” Shokar said. “Once you get to know people, you can kind of understand why they can’t break the circle and sometimes they get stuck in that life, in that circle they’re never able to break out of.” Registration is $20, which includes race participation and a T-shirt, and all proceeds from the event will be donated to Ruth and Naomi’s Mission and The Meadow Rose Society. Both non-profits will be on site the day of the race collecting donations. The start and finish line of the race will be Chilliwack Anytime Fitness, located at 19-5725 Vedder Rd. Participants will head south on Vedder Road from Thomas Road, from where they’ll turn right onto Keith Wilson, left onto Peach Road, and left onto the Rotary Trail to get back onto Vedder. Food and beverages will be available to participants at the end of the race. Shokar said the route is entirely flat with no obstacles. The only challenge will be the cold temperatures and possibly rain. “We’re hoping to see everybody, the whole community come out to support this,” he said, adding the race currently has about 40 people registered. Although there are fears not enough money will be raised to meet the $5,000 fundraising goal, Shokar said there are plans to grow the event into an annual affair that will continue to support local charities in years to come. “We want to make it an annual thing and every year we will try to include different charities,” he said. “We’re trying to build put this thing annually to raise awareness in our community.” ◗ For more information or to register, visit www.facebook.com/anytimewinterwarriors. Registration deadline is Dec. 14.

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Head coach Laurie Smith gets the victory treatment after the Grizzies 23-20 win over Ballenas Saturday. 

Griz make football history BY CORNELIA NAYLOR cnaylor@chilliwacktimes.com

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he G.W. Graham Grizzlies junior boys football team are B.C. champions. The JV Grizzlies beat Parksville’s Ballenas Whalers 23-20 in the championship final at BC Place Stadium Saturday and made their mark as the first high school football team in Chilliwack history to bring home a provincial title “I could not be prouder of this group,” head coach Laurie Smith said. “They played their hearts out today for each other and for a well deserved place in history.” Graham had advanced to the final after playoff wins over Richmond’s Hugh Boyd secondary, Prince George secondary and North Van-

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couver’s Argyle secondary. In a hard-fought championship game, Graham opened scoring with a field goal by kicker Spencer Breslin. After recovering his onside kick, the Grizzlies followed up with a short run into the end zone by running back Billy Hanson to make the score 10-0. The Whalers came back with a quick touchdown to make it 10-7, but Grizzlies quarterback Jordon Breuker answered with a 23-yard touchdown before the half to put Graham up 16-7. The Whalers closed the gap to 16-14 in the second half before Grizzlies receiver Emerson Smith scored on a 42-yard run to make it 23-14.

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Ballenas responded one more time to make it 23-20 before Graham was able to run out the clock. On offence, the Grizzlies were led by game MVP Breuker and offensive MVP Smith. Breuker completed 7 of 12 passes for 134 yards and added 89 yards on the ground, while Smith put up 127 all-purpose yards rushing and receiving. Running backs Tristan Davis and Hanson also had exceptional games in the backfield. The Grizzlies offensive line of Jake Troyan, Braydon Winger, Vincent Giesbrecht, Jaren Lengert, Elijah Schellenberg and Michael Lengert had an outstanding game, opening up great running

lanes for the backs, while receivers Tyler Sprott, Baker Douglas and Noah Dubosoff blocked well for the outside runs. On defence the Grizzlies were led by linebackers Cainen Bergh, Cyrus Tommy and Randy Nixon, with several tackles each. Liam McCormick, Dakota Mathers and Jaimey Bessette had outstanding games on the defensive line. “Our place in history was established today,” Smith said to the team after the win. After only its second year, the Grizzlies football program has now earned G.W. Graham’s first-ever Provincial Championship banner in any sport.

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shoulders as friends and parents snapped photos. Even while he embraces people’s perceptions of him as a curiosity within the greater spectacle of professional wrestling, however, it’s clear he does it on his own terms. One middle-aged man who asked him to stand on a chair so the man could pretend to be lifting him for a photo, was politely denied, and the two flexed for the camera side by side instead. “At the end of the night, I have to be happy with myself,” he said. “I have to be satisfied with what I do.”

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which has allowed him to leave his own unique stamp on the sport. “It gave me a lot more versatility to be able to work anybody,” he said. “I’m probably one of the only midget wrestlers that is willing to work big guys.” DiLuccio’s skills as a veteran showman were not lost on the crowd at Vedder middle Saturday, as fans cheered him on in the ring and lined up for autographs after the show. Gamely, the four-foot-two, 120-pound wrestler flexed bare chested with teenage boys and hoisted youngsters onto his

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Flying face first into the ring barrier, DiLucchio broke his nose, cracked his orbital bone and had to get stitches above his eye before stepping back into the ring for an evening match the same day. At the top of the roller coaster has been his work with some of the biggest shows in the industry: WWF, WWE, TNA and most recently Hulk Hogan’s Micro Championship Wrestling. “I wanted to be able to leave on my terms as well as leave while everything’s good and leave on a high,” he said of his farewell tour. DiLucchio knows not everyone takes his enthusiastic view of his sport. Short stature advocac y groups are especially opposed to shows continuing to use the term “midget,” which they say is as offensive as a racial slur. “I grew up seeing the term negative,” Windeler said. “To me, it relates to bullying.” But in professional wrestling, no other word has the same cachet, according to DiLuccio, and the name “midget wrestling” dates back to the heyday of the sport in the 1950s and 1960s. “It’s always been called ‘midget wrestling.’” he said. “If you call it anything else, people are not going to know what you’re talking about.” As for the sport being degrading, DiLuccio takes the view that that’s up to the individual wrestler. Like most people with dwarfism, he took his share of bullying and rejection during his elementary school years. By the time he hit high school, though, he said he had decided not to let it bother him. In the ring, he positively embraces his difference. “I use this to make myself stand out, to be able to allow opportunities to happen, not to use it as a crutch,” he said. Unlike many of his compatriots, he took time early on to get trained properly so his matches wouldn’t devolve into sideshow comedy. He has also trained mostly with average-stature wrestlers,

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CHILLIWACK TIMES TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013

News

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Five Corners Christmas The Dirty 30’s: “Hope In Hard Times”

PREY, from page 3

Duped senior felt like ‘a stupid old lady’

certainly like to arrest the thief and his accomplice and put a stop to this victimization.” When that happens, the victim who spoke to the Times said she wouldn’t mind having a few words with the thief as well. “I’d like to say to him, ‘You must have a grandmother you wouldn’t have wanted to put through this,’” she said. Even though the victim is an independent senior who is very active in the community, she said being duped by the culprit made her feel like “a stupid old woman.” But police have told her she is not alone, she said.

“It made me feel like one of the crowd,” she said. “I was not the first and I won’t be the last.” Normally a helpful person, the woman said the experience has made her more wary and distrustful. “Our society is just not as safe as it used to be,” she said. “We’d better be very careful. We should look over our shoulder all the time. It’s not a good feeling, but we need to do that.” Mounties, meanwhile, have deployed crime prevention volunteers to raise awareness about the thief at shopping centres and grocery stores, and are now looking for

help finding the man. “This is a situation where an engaged community can prevent further occurrences,” vanNieuwenhuizen said. Three of the incidents took place on the north side of Chilliwack and the fourth occurred on the south side. Police say the thief may have access to different vehicles since two of the incidents involved a red car, while a black and a blue car were used in the other two incidents. Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Fri, Dec 6th & Sat, Dec 7th at 7:00 pm Sat, Dec 7th & Sun, Dec 8th at 2:30pm

This will be a full drama presentation featuring the “Five Corners” in Chilliwack, set in the 1930’s. Refreshments will be offered during the 20 minute intermission. There will also be a special kids’ feature called “The Train Station” in the Chapel to follow...fun for the whole family! Tickets available at the church office. Call 604-792-0051.

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Community Uke club

Ukulele club meets the first and third Wednesday of each month (Dec. 4) from 7 to 9 p.m. at Decades. All levels welcome for an enjoyable evening of singing and playing.

Woodworkers meet

The Fraser Valley Woodworkers Guild meets at Robert Bateman secondary school’s wood shop, 35045 Exbury Ave. in Abbotsford, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on the first Wednesday (Dec. 4) of each month. The group shares projects, information and enthusiasm and learns from specialists. All are welcome. For more information, visit www.fvwwg.ca.

Community events To include your event, contact Tyler Olsen at tolsen@ chilliwacktimes.com. Put your event on our digital calendar by visiting www.chilliwacktimes.com.

Relatives Raising Relatives

Relatives Raising Relatives, a support group for grandparents and other relatives raising children, is hosting a meeting on Dec. 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Chilliwack Community Services, 7112 Vedder Rd. Child minding can be provided on site if interested participants provide notification by the preceding

Monday. Call Auralee at 604819-5222.

Friends of the Chwk Library

The Friends of the Chilliwack Library meet the first Wednesday of every month (Dec. 4) from 2 to 3 p.m. New friends are always welcome.

Caregiver support

The Chilliwack Hospice Soci-

ety is offering a caregiver support group, in which participants can connect with others who are on the same journey, to share experiences, supports and resources. It is open to friends, family members or caregivers who are supporting someone living with a life limiting disease. The group meets at Chilliwack Hospice Society at 45360 Hodgins Ave., at noon on the first Wednesday of the month (Dec. 4). There is no cost to attend this program, however pre-registration is required. Contact Coletta at 604-795-4660 or coletta@ chilliwackhospice.org.

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Community Christmas Storytime

EVENTS, from page 18

Prostate cancer awareness

The Prostate Cancer Information and Awareness Group holds its regular monthly meeting on Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Mt Cheam Lion’s Hall at 45580 Spadina Ave. Speakers will be Dr. Rory Thomson and Dr. Derek Murray who will speak on general nutrition and talk about Bursting Nutrition Myths. The meeting will be followed by a question and answer period.

Opportunity Society

The Chilliwack Opportunity Society is having a Christmas Bake and Poinsettia Sale on Dec. 6 from 10 to 2 p.m. at 10135 Williams Rd. on Fairfield Island. Call Arlene at 604-795-9260.

Christmas tree fundraiser

Please support sports teams at Sardis secondary by pre-ordering your Stewart Farms Christmas tree through Sardis secondary. Pre-sale forms are available from the school office or any Sardis student. Deadline for pre-payment is Dec. 6. All pre-ordered trees will be delivered to the school on the morning of Dec. 14 for pick-up.

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Community events Society invites you to deck your halls. Bunches of holly, greenery and cones will be available at the park, from 9 a.m. to noon on Dec. 7. The park is on the corner of Williams and Hope River roads, Fairfield Island. Half of proceeds to Chilliwack Community Services.

Tea Craft Sale and Bake Sale The Cooke’s Presbyterian Church, located at 45825 Wellington Ave., hosts their Christmas Tea Craft Sale and Bake Sale on Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a hot dog sale and coffee and hot apple cider available at the time of the Chilliwack Christmas parade at 7 p.m.

Christmas carol sing-along

Come to a Christmas carol sing-along accompanied by the Chilliwack Songs of Praise Orchestra on Dec. 8 at 3:30 p.m. To be held at Vedder Elementary School, 45850 Promontory Road. Special music presentations along with refreshments afterwards. For more information, call 604-792-7843.

Introduce kids to the love of books and language with a special Christmas Storytime and Craft at Yarrow Library Dec. 10 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Yarrow Library Open House

Join staff for some Christmas Cheer at Yarrow Library’s Christmas Open House Dec. 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Enjoy some festive refreshments and guitar music provided by local misician Helmut Froese. He will offer two performances, from 10:30 a.m. to noon with a sing-along for children and again from 6 to 7:30 pm.

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