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Grieving parent’s perspective hits home for Belmont students 2014 grads shaken by dad’s impassioned presentation Don Descoteau News staff

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Heads up Stelly’s player Alynn Dagg, left, and Belmont’s Katie Rufh attempt to get a head on the ball during Ryan Cup soccer semifinal action Thursday at the University of Victoria. Stelly’s won 3-2 in a shootout. The teams tied 1-1 in regulation play and 2-2 through overtime. League champion Belmont enters the Island AAA championships, May 13-14 in Nanaimo, as the top seed from the south Island.

Tears flow down young cheeks and sleeves mop damp eyes as Greg Drew pounds home his point about the consequences of making bad decisions. The gruff retired firefighter from Fort Langley is pacing back and forth on the hardwood gym floor at Belmont secondary. Every clomp from his well-worn cowboy boots works to rivet the attention of the Grade 12s gathered in the stands. It’s his first ICBC-sponsored presentation to a grad class on Vancouver Island, almost 11 years to the day after his son, Jason, died from injuries suffered in a high-speed, singlevehicle car wreck near the suburban Lower Mainland town. “Do you know what it’s like to hold your son’s hand as his heart beats its last beat?” he bellows, his words reverberating through the high-ceilinged room. Drew tells the shocked teens how horrible that felt and the guilt he felt at not being able to help his younger son. Then, as if his impassioned speech wasn’t enough about the consequences of such bad decisions as drinking and driving, or, in his son’s case, driving way too fast back home to get that case of beer his older brother bought him –  yet another bad choice, Drew says – he pulls out the trump card. After imploring the students to get a dialogue going with their parents, hug them and their sib-

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Greg Drew, whose younger son died as a result of a highspeed crash in 2003, stands next to his wrecked vehicle at Belmont secondary. Drew spoke to Grade 12 students as part of an ICBC pre-grad safe driving presentation. lings and be grateful for what they have, he laments not being able to hug “Jay” anymore. As he calmly says he still talks to him, Drew reaches into a bag behind him, pulls out a solid black box and introduces his late son’s cremated remains to the dumbstruck crowd. Once finished he receives a heartfelt standing ovation and there are lots more tears to go around, as well as a handful of hugs for the still-grieving dad from random students.

“That hit home more than other presentations we’ve had,” says student Kiana Pomponio, clearly shaken by Drew’s words and descriptions of the heartbreak felt by family and friends of the victims of preventable car crashes. “His personal stories really got to people. I think he touched more than the ‘one person’ he hoped to influence with his talk.”

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With inclement weather keeping the public away for the most part, members of emergency response teams from around the Capital Region were largely left to entertain each other Sunday at West Shore Parks and Recreation. The annual Emergency Preparedness Fair, which showcases the work and abilities of emergency responders and their various support organizations, saw firefighters and rescue personnel from West Shore departments mingle with land search and rescue and marine rescue personnel from Sooke to Sidney in the upper parking lot. The seventh annual fair focused on safety and the four pillars of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. It also helped kick off national

Colwood volunteer firefighter Josh Pettigrew guides Mikayla Hughes, 6, in trying out a fire hose, while sister Gabrielle, 4, patiently waits her turn. The siblings from Deep Cove were enjoying the Emergency Preparedness Fair at West Shore Parks and Recreation. Don Descoteau/News staff

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Inside the much dryer Juan de Fuca 55-Plus Activity Centre nearby, Ruth Reynolds sat in a mostly deserted mock registration centre. The director of Colwood and View Royal’s joint emergency support services program talked about the slow, but steady progress being made in residents’ disaster preparedness. “We find more and more that people say, ‘Oh I’ve got that,” when we offer them information,” she said. A major influence on people, in terms of getting them thinking about what they need, is their school-aged children, Reynolds added. “The reason we don’t smoke is because of our kids. The reason we recycle is because of our kids. And it’s the kids who tell us about how to get out when there’s a fire. If we can get the kids involved (in emergency preparedness), we’ve got it made,” she said. “And a few little earthquakes help, too.” editor@goldstream gazette.com

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regular employees and 11 auxiliaries working at the youth facility live on the West Shore. While it remains to be seen what the jobs fallout will be from the closure, the date for which has not been established, it will have an effect, he said. “Those are good paying public service jobs that will not be there,” Purdy said, noting that local families who rely on the income from those jobs shop in the area and contribute to the West Shore community in other ways. In announcing the decision last week, B.C. Children and Family Development Minister Stephanie Cadieux said the 60-bed facil-

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The impending closure of the Vancouver Island youth custody facility in View Royal will have a definite effect on West Shore families, says a union rep who lives in the area. Dean Purdy, chair of the corrections and sheriffs services component of the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union, estimates as many as half of the 54

ity is under-utilized, averaging 15 secure custody inmates. The timing of the closure will be determined in discussions with the BCGEU, she said. With no youth corrections facility on the Island, sentenced young offenders from the South Island would go to facilities in Burnaby. Those from the North Island may be sent to Prince George. The three youth custody centres are “incredibly over-resourced,” Cadieux said, adding there is ample room in Burnaby to accommodate South Island youths. Centralizing facilities will help offset the $4.5-million reduction in federal funding B.C. received

due to the lower number of youth inmates, she said, and makes it more practical to deliver inmate programs. From a rehabilitation perspective, Purdy said, staff and young offenders from the View Royal centre frequently use facilities and programs on the West Shore. BCGEU president Darryl Walker said the decision to close the facility came as an unpleasant surprise, after government gave assurances earlier this year it would remain open as other options are explored. “Our members were committed to working with the ministry to explore new uses for the cen-

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Fellow student Haley More was struck by how Drew weaved together several tragic stories of crashes and how they affected families in one neighbourhood and school – “Just the network of people who are affected and the domino effect it can have,” she saud. Over the years, Belmont principal Ray Miller has listened to many pre-grad presentations, designed to impress upon students the importance of making smart decisions ahead of and during their celebrations. Even he was surprised at Drew’s strategy. “This’d be the first time we’ve had the created remains of a victim brought in with his father,” Miller says. “That in itself had “The tidal wave a major impact on hits the immediate the students.” While he wor- family and just destroys ries about trigger- them. Then the ripple ing students who may have suffered effect goes through the through similar extended family, which tragedies –  the school has coun- for a lot of kids is their sellors at the ready school.” for such instances – Greg Drew on losing –  the intention of a child in a motor such talks is not to vehicle crash scare students, he says. “It’s to bring forward the reality of poor decisions.” Outside the gym, where he has hauled Jay’s mangled Eagle Talon for students to file past before and after the presentation, as he does with all of his talks, Drew spoke about the passion he still has for keeping kids safe and relaying a parents’ grief. “Any parents who have gone through this know it changes your life,” he says. “The tidal wave hits the immediate family and just destroys them. Then the ripple effect goes through the extended family, which for a lot of kids is their school.” He reiterates his wish that his words prompt just one student to make a different decision, to sidestep the “Superman syndrome that makes you think you’re invincible.” If the reactions of members of Belmont’s class of 2014 are any indication, he’ll likely be granted that wish. Visit jammin4jay.com for more about Drew’s activities. editor@goldstreamgazette.com


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Police forced into social work There’s a reason why we call them first responders. Police, firefighters and paramedics are the first people called when we need help. It used to be for fires, car accidents or falling from a tree. But soon police, firefighters and paramedics are going Most vulnerable to have to add ‘social need to be safe worker’ to their job descriptions. and cared for When they’re walking or biking the beat, police are often the ones contacting social service providers for people in need, checking on vulnerable people around our communities to ensure they’re safe, and diffusing dangerous situations. It’s a specialized skill set that used to fall to case workers. As the provincial government closes facilities for people with mental illness, reduces services and resources, case loads for social workers increase and at-risk people simply fall through the cracks. Where the police used to be the last call, now they’re often the first. Care for people with mental illnesses, brain injuries or developmental disabilities is complex. With fewer doctors available to take new patients, those high-maintenance clients are left calling crisis lines and going to walk-in clinics for stop-gap measures instead solutions. Add in poverty, poor nutrition, barriers to housing and it doesn’t take long for someone barely getting by to suddenly end up in crisis. It takes a community to raise a child, but it also takes a community to ensure that our most vulnerable people are safe and cared for. That means access to food and nutrition, health care, adequate social services and affordable housing – not a jail cell. What do you think? Give us your comments by email: editor@goldstreamgazette.com or fax 250-478-6545. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Goldstream News Gazette is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

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with union representation restored, and advisory councils from industrial employers will update their hiring needs. The B.C. Federation of Labour and the construction unions have all but abandoned the NDP after Adrian Dix’s disastrous pitch for urban anti-industry votes last year. B.C. Fed president Jim Sinclair was an early advocate for rescuing skilled trades from the secondclass status they received in a culture fixated on university for two generations. That culture has created glaring problems. There are too many institutions offering the same courses. As with health care, block funding is handed out without any serious effort to measure the results. For many students, university has become an extension of adolescence, finding one’s self through philosophy or film studies. Employers get their share of blame from McDonald. Not only did they chop up trades training to make it cheaper to obtain, their preferred source of skilled workers has been to poach from other employers who paid to train them. Skills-based employment data will be made public for students to make career choices. Finally, students coming out of high school will have a way to assess what they can expect after $50,000 or more is spent on higher education. It’s about time. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @tomfletcherbc Email: tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Employers need to pitch in to narrow the skills gap skills that more employers than There’s been a lot of talk lately ever are complaining people lack. in government and business It’s not a question of whether about the skilled worker shortage you have them; think of in Canada. But a lot them as a continuum. of that talk misses a Many of us have some critical point. What of these skills, but not we should be talking enough to thrive in about is the shortage of today’s knowledgeworkers with adequate based economy. There essential skills.  is an oversupply of Essential skills are people whose skill those necessary to levels fall short and a thrive in our work. huge number of jobs Among them are that need people to oral communication, Janet Lane be further along the reading, document Guest column continuum. use, computer use, The cost of the skills working with others, gap is difficult to calculate, basic math, thinking, continuous but Serge Coulombe and Jeanlearning and writing. Every job François Tremblay, economics demands these skills to varying degrees and they are transferable professors at the University of Ottawa, have estimated that a from one job to the next. one-per-cent gain in literacy skills Canadians should all leave leads to a 2.5-per-cent increase school with these skills and in productivity and a 1.5-per-cent continue to develop them over increase in GDP – a potential time. In fact, studies have proven boost of $27 billion to today’s that the more of these skills we economy. have and use, the better our Our school systems have health, the higher our incomes begun to realize they have not and the more we engage in our been keeping up. Alberta, for one, communities.  Unfortunately, they are also the is refocusing its K-12 curriculum

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on literacy and numeracy, and is overhauling the whole education system to ensure its students have the skills required for the 21st century. The skills on which they are placing new emphasis look a lot like what we identify as essential skills. The recent Programme of International Student Assessment results showed the math scores of Canada’s 15 year olds are 14 points lower than they were nine years ago. In light of this, many jurisdictions across the country are taking a hard look at “Discovery Math” and other recent innovations in education to make sure children have both the basic skills they need, as well as the capacity to think critically and work creatively. Changes to our K-12 systems will need time to design, implement and take effect. On the post-secondary front, our institutions are also experiencing increased demands for graduates who are “job-ready.” This includes not only job-specific skills, but also the essentials of communicating, thinking and working with others that are so

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vital in today’s fast-paced, highperformance workplaces. Post-secondary institutions of all stripes have struck committees to advise on program content and other initiatives to help meet these demands. There is one sector, though, that is not pulling its weight to get the supply and demand of essential skills in equilibrium. A sector that seems to be making demands, but not doing enough about improving the supply. Canadian employers have lagged in workplace training investment compared to their OECD competitors, dropping training budgets by more than 40 per cent over the last decade. It is hardly coincidental that they also lag in labour productivity and competitiveness.  Employers in Canada, and especially in the West where we are also experiencing a technical skills shortage, would be well advised to invest in workplace essential skills training for their employees. They cannot hire their way out of this problem – there just are not enough workers available.  

They would find that the increased productivity from their existing and “up-skilled” workforce would help to offset some of the technical shortages they are experiencing. They would also find an increase in safety, employee retention and customer satisfaction. In fact, the benefits far outweigh the costs.   Workplace training is available through a variety of providers, including  government agencies, colleges and non-profit organizations that specialize in programming specific to each sector and often to the individual employer. And while the details have yet to be worked out, it appears that if certain criteria are met this training would be eligible for funding under the Canada Job Grant. The essential skills shortage is a pan-Canadian skilled problem. It is time for all of us to recognize that these skills are aptly named and demand that employers play their part in increasing the essential skills supply. Janet Lane is director of human capital policy at the Canada West Foundation.

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The City of Langford has received an application to amend Zoning Bylaw No. 300 by means of proposed Bylaw No. 1507. All persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed Bylaw will be afforded an opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the Bylaw at a Public Hearing to be held in the CITY OF LANGFORD COUNCIL CHAMBERS, Third Floor, 877 Goldstream Avenue, Langford, BC, on Tuesday, 20 May 2014, at 7:00 pm. Please be advised that no representations may be received by Council after the close of the Public Hearing and any submissions made to Council, whether orally or in writing, will form part of a public record. Proposal: The purpose of Bylaw No. 1507 is to amend the City of Langford Zoning Bylaw No. 300 by amending the zoning designation of the lands that are the subject of Bylaw No. 1507 from the R2 (One and Two-Family Residential) and RR4 (Rural Residential 4) Zones to a New MUE1 (Mixed-Use Employment 1) Zone and R2A (One and Two-Family Residential A) Zone to allow a range of business and technology commercial uses supported by multi-family residential, service commercial, retail and recreational uses. Applicant: Dale Gann, District1 Technology and Innovation Holding Corp. Location: The lands that are the subject of Bylaw No. 1507 are as shown shaded on the attached plan. COPIES of the complete proposed Bylaw and other material that the Council may consider in relation to the Bylaw may be viewed from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (holidays excluded), from Tuesday, 6 May 2014 to Tuesday, 20 May 2014, inclusive, at Langford City Hall, 2nd Floor, 877 Goldstream Avenue, Langford, BC, V9B 2X8. Please contact Matthew Baldwin in the Planning Department at 250-478-7882 with any questions on this Bylaw. Jim Bowden Administrator


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Juan de Fuca MLA John Horgan united the NDP caucus behind his leadership after a string of endorsements prompted Port Coquitlam MLA MIke Farnworth (right) to drop out. Black Press files

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John Horgan put on steel-toed boots for his first public appearance as B.C. NDP leader, to emphasize his support for the jobs created by natural resource development. Speaking to reporters Friday after a tour of the Western Stevedoring port in North Vancouver, Horgan repeated his wait-and-see position on the proposed expansion of the TransMountain oil pipeline from Alberta to Burnaby, and emphasized his support for liquefied natural gas development. He said the B.C. Liberal government has placed too much emphasis on LNG exports, and it’s been “giving away” the province’s natural resources. “For the past 12 years the B.C. Liberals have seen a decrease in value from our resources coming back to the Crown, which means less financial resources for health care, for education and vital social programs,” Horgan said. “We need to change that. New Democrats historically have talked about the importance of the economy and our valuable social pro-

grams. We have a disconnect in place now and I intend, over the next three years, to change that.” Premier Christy Clark left Friday for her fifth LNG sales trip to Asia, visiting Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong in an effort to close more investment deals. Earlier this week a joint venture agreement was signed by Shell, PetroChina, Mitsubishi and Korea Gas to develop an LNG export terminal at Kitimat, with final investment decisions still up to two years away. Horgan said the broad support for his leadership shows he has healed divisions over balancing economic growth with environmental protection. He added he will meet this summer with former premier Mike Harcourt, who quit the party in April over its performance in the 2013 election. Asked this week about the acclamation of Horgan after veteran MLA Mike Farnworth dropped out of the leadership, Clark said having a vigorous debate over leadership is “a sign of a healthy party. “I wish him luck,” Clark said. “It’s easier to go through unopposed but I don’t know if it helps you.” tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Lighthouse tackles Narnia Lighthouse Christian Academy in Langford is presenting a schoolwide production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, starting tonight (May 7) at the Isabelle Reader Theatre in Spencer middle school. “Ours is a whole school production, from Kindergarten to Grade 12,” said Lighthouse vice-principal Sharon Ocello, who also plays a small role. “We have about 155 students who are fully involved.” Senior students are not only

on stage, but working in backstage and production roles, while younger students are featured in particular scenes. Melina Keery, the school’s drama and art teacher, is directing the play, which takes its story line from the Chronicles of Narnia series. Showtime is 6:30 p.m. tonight, Thursday and Friday. Tickets are $8 at the door for adults, $5 for students 12-under, free for children four and under. A family pass costs $25. editor@goldstreamgazette.com

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Riley Cottyn, Kindergarten, left, Crafty School of Art director Renee Sala and Payton Douglass, Grade 5, hold up some of the tiles of a Colwood elementary art project. Some of the tiles are being displayed at an art gallery in Vancouver until the end of August.

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Art from some of Colwood’s smallest residents is being shown in the big city. Ceramic tiles depicting the natural surroundings of the West Shore, lovingly created by students at Colwood elementary, are part of a summer-long exhibit in a Vancouver art gallery. “It’s just so exciting that other people who aren’t in this little neighbourhood are going to see the art that the kids made,” said Renée Sala, director of Crafty School of Art, which facilitated the project here. “It’s an honour to have it chosen like that.” Sala runs art programs in her studio and in schools around

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Greater Victoria, including a number on the West Shore. The ceramic tiles project is a common one for her to work on with classes. Once painted, the tiles will be collected to make a decorative feature for the school. Colwood elementary’s project saw every student in the school, and many staff, create a tile for a planter box to be built at the school. Sala gave the students a theme of their local environment – the natural features of the community which are important to them. They were taught the basics of working with clay and given free artistic licence to create whatever they wished within the parameters of the theme. “I just thought of looking over the ocean and seeing the mountains,” said Grade 5 student Payton Douglass. “I like being able to do what you want with (clay), like designing it yourself.” As a whole, the student’s tile project is called Building Community Through Clay. The project is funded by Art-

Starts, a non-profit organization offering grants to promote arts programs for young people. Twice a year ArtStarts hosts an exhibit in Vancouver featuring some of the best work created through the program for the year. The 2014 theme for the show is Timescapes, focusing on local connections and natural indicators of time. Colwood’s focus was deemed a perfect fit and the organization requested that 60 of the student’s tiles be sent over for inclusion in the show. “I picked the ones that were not all maybe the most beautiful, but the ones that stuck to the theme,” Sala said. “I’m so excited, I was really surprised.” Once all the tiles have been returned after the show ends, Sala will incorporate them into four walls for the planter, which will be installed near the school’s playground on Wishart Road. The work is displayed at the ArtStarts Gallery, 808 Richards St. in Vancouver, until Aug. 30. kwells@goldstreamgazette.com

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LANGFORD’S AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROGRAM Accepting applications to purchase a 2-bedroom apartment in the Happy Valley Area for $124,000.00

The City of Langford is now accepting applications from qualified applicants wishing to purchase an affordable housing unit under Langford’s Affordable Housing Program. Any applicants currently on the waitlist are encouraged to update their applications. Successful applicants to the program will be chosen on a points system, based upon pre-selected criteria. The identities of applicants will be kept confidential and will not be made available to the public nor to any member of the Affordable Housing Committee or Council. Any information provided in an application for Affordable Housing is collected for the purpose of administering the City’s Affordable Housing Program under the authority of the Community Charter and the Local Government Act. Further information about the collection of the information is available from the City’s Information and Privacy Coordinator. Application packages are available on our website at www.cityoflangford.ca or at the City of Langford Planning Department, 2nd Floor, 877 Goldstream Avenue, Langford, BC, during office hours, 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays. You may also reach the City of Langford Planning Department by telephone at 250.478.7882. Please read the entire application package and pay special attention in reading the minimum eligibility criteria for all successful applicants to the program. Ensure that you have received a Pre-Mortgage Approval that you can submit with your application. Please submit your application by Friday, May 23rd, 2014. Planning staff at the City of Langford are happy to assist you in completing the application process. Please submit applications to: City of Langford 2nd Floor, 877 Goldstream Avenue Langford, BC V9B 2X8


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A young golfer tees off on the picturesque 12th hole at Olympic View Golf Club during the annual Victoria Police High School tournament. School teams from around the Capital Region and Lower Mainland played a two-round event last Wednesday and Thursday in Colwood.

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LANGFORD EMERGENCY SUPPORT SERVICES ( ESS ) We are a team of volunteers who respond during emergencies to provide essential services including food, lodging, clothing, etc. to people who have been evacuated from their homes by such disasters as fire, flood, earthquake, etc. We work together with Protective Services, Fire Rescue, and Emergency Management British Columbia. If ESS is of interest to you please contact us for further information. Or, attend our training meetings held at 7 PM on the second Monday of each month (except December, July, and August) at Langford No. 1 Fire Hall 2625 Peatt Rd. Should you decide to join ESS, you will receive free training, which will not only enhance your own preparations for disasters, but also enable you to make a rewarding contribution to your community.

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Belmont golfers open tournament season First event helps to select team for upcoming tournaments Belmont secondary golfers hit the links at Olympic View last week for the first tournament of the season, the Victoria Police High School event. The team of Tyler Stanton, Ryan Backhouse, Tyson Girardet and Bryce Tickner, who played in various groups over the two days, placed ninth overall with a 36-hole total of 481 (239-242). Belmont’s second grouping, including Dylan Green, Kyle Leiman, Brendan Fedesenko and Dakota Smith, finished 13th overall with a 490 total (247-243). Leiman posted Belmont’s top individual score for the tournament, tying for 10th place with

154 (78-76), while Tickner tied for 16th at 156 (77-79). Earl Marriott 1 from Surrey collected the team title, posting a 448 total. The foursome, including Ian Kim, Eric Macdonald, Seo Ho Choi and Edward Metcalfe, was consistent, going 223-225 over the two days. Finishing second at 457 was Kwalikum 1 from Qualicum Beach, followed by Vancouver’s St. George’s 1 at 462, Claremont 1 at 466 and Earl Marriott 2 at 468. Other Greater Victoria schools in the top 20 were Mount Douglas 1 at 474 in seventh spot, Spectrum 1 in eighth at 476 and Claremont 2 in 11th at 486.

Alex Park of St. George’s, who shot a modest 77 on day 1, improved by 10 strokes on day 2. His tournament best 67 gave him the individual crown at 144 by one stroke over Mount Doug’s Mike Griffin, who shot 74-71–145. Keaton Gudz of Spectrum tied for third at 146 with Metcalfe and Kim from Marriott, and Santiago Buorro from Kwalikum. Other top finishing local golfers included Lawren Rowe of Mount Doug, seventh at 147 (7275); Jeff Riches of Claremont, eighth at 152 (79-73), and Luc Quigley of Claremont, tied for 10th at 154 (80-74). editor@goldstreamgazette.com

Max Fredrickson added a pair of goals while Cole Pickup notched a goal and two assists. Matt Hamilton and Nate Wade added single goals. Ryley Brown made 33 saves for the win. Victoria was coming off a 10-6 win over the Langley Thunder, paced by a fivegoal, one-assist performance from Hamilton. The winners received offence from a variety of sources, with Karver Everson scoring twice and singles coming from Fredrickson, Ryan

Lewis and Darren Bourret. The ’Rocks play Saturday (May 10) against the New Westminster Salmonbellies, 5 p.m. at The Q Centre.

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Despite playing a less-thanstellar game against an equally sloppy Coquitlam Adanacs team, the Victoria Junior Shamrocks remained unbeaten in B.C. Lacrosse Association play with an 8-6 win Saturday at The Q Centre. The Shamrocks (2-0) did get an impressive effort from McLean Chicquen, who led the way with three goals and four assists.

Western Speedway races rained out

Soggy weather caused cancellation of racing at Western Speedway last weekend. This Saturday’s card features demo cars, trucks, bombers, mini figure 8s and total destruction.


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EMCO Corporation, a leading National Plumbing, HVAC and Hydronics wholesale supplier is currently searching for career minded, enthusiastic, and dynamic individuals at our busy Victoria location. The primary responsibility is to deliver an exceptional level of customer service. Duties include order taking, pulling and expediting, in person and on the phones, pricing and stock inquiries. You must be team oriented, and able to work closely with others. We offer competitive salary, based on experience, and an excellent bonus and benefits program If you are interested in being rewarded for your performance, please send your resumes to Paul Stevenson EMCO Corporation 550 Culduthel Road Victoria BC V8Z 1G1 Fax 4756282 E-Mail pstevenson@emcoltd.com

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Langford club enters its seventh decade New members sought for local 50 and Up Club Don Descoteau News staff

Tucked away on Sunderland Road, in a quiet residential neighbourhood, the Gilbert Cade Memorial Hall sits ready and waiting for members of Langford’s 50 and Up Club. President Roy Tennant, who has also taken on the role of head recruiter for the club at age 93, happily shows the visitor around the facility, which resembles a scout hall, with its low stage at one end and full kitchen on the side. In the black-and-white photographs that line the walls, past members are gathered for dinners and other special events held since the club began in 1954. The 50 and Up Club hosts carpet bowling twice a week and cards on Wednesdays, as well as a potluck dinner once a month. Most of its 25 members have reached retirement age and are available and willing to take part in daytime activities. Paralleling the situation faced by service clubs these days, however, the numbers are dwindling due to the moving on – or passing

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Roy Tennant, president of the Langford 50 and Up Club, is looking to recruit new members to the longstanding organization based at this hall on Sunderland Road. on – of members. “I would like to see some younger blood in the club,” Tennant said. “Having some younger people might allow us to get some-

thing going in the evenings.” While many years have gone by since he worked regularly, the longtime Langford resident fully understands people closer in age

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of the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes, an international service club that is down to five or six active participants locally. The group, which has shared the Cade hall since 1973, meets the first and third Mondays of the month and looks after maintenance of the building. Almost as if marking their territory, a large buffalo head looks down upon visitors as they enter the hall, and a crossed pair of tusks – curving around the R.A.O.B.’s charter – are mounted on an ancient board on a side wall. “We help out wherever we can,” Tennant said of his longer-term club. They’ve donated to such charities as Santa’s Anonymous over the years, he added, and have undertaken such initiatives as trucking in sand for the Langford Lake beach and selling “buffalo burgers” at the old Langford Fair. In appreciation of their help around the hall, the Buffaloes will be guests of honour at a special luncheon put on May 24 by the 50 and Up Club. The hope is that the latter, and maybe even the former, will have a few new members to join in the social celebration. To find out more about the 50 and Up Club, or to be directed to a contact for the Buffaloes, call Tennant at 250-478-2113. editor@goldstreamgazette.com

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