A sports-themed edition of the Richmond Review, which includes coverage of the annual Richmond Sports Awards
Friday, May 23, 2014
Diminutive swimmer Noemie Thomas on the fast track as one of Canada’s up-and-coming elite by Don Fennell Sports Editor
diminutive dynamo is The Richmond Review Sportsperson of the Year. Noemie Thomas, 18, was among many local athletes and volunteers recognized at the 15th annual Richmond Sports Awards and Recognition Banquet Thursday at R.A. McMath Secondary. The awards is an annual presentation of The Richmond Review, Richmond Sports Council and the City of Richmond, with support from McMath’s leadership students. An in-depth recap of the award winners begins on Page 21. At 17, Thomas was the youngest swimmer at the 2013 senior world championships in Barcelona, Spain last July. She emerged from the elite competition seventh in the women’s 100-metre butterfly, a result that helped earn her swimmer of the year honours from Swim Canada. At only five-foot-four, Thomas is unique in a sport where tall is more often than not the norm. “Honestly, it’s not something I ever think about because it’s not something I can change,” she says. “I’ve swam most of my swimming career as someone on the shorter end, so I don’t have anything to compare it
to. I just focus on what I have and what I can control, and get better the way I know how. I focus on comparing myself to myself, not someone who is six-foot-three because that’s just not realistic.” Though Thomas has been in the pool most of her life, she was also a ballerina. She ultimately gave up ballet for swimming when she realized it wasn’t realistic to try to be world class in both. “I knew in order to achieve that goal I had to choose,” she says. Clearly, she made the right choice. “I love so many things about swimming,” says Thomas. “If I could make it a course for everyone at school I totally would because I think everyone can benefit from it one way or another. You just learn so much about yourself and how to carry yourself in life. The physical part is a love-hate relationship where you push yourself for weeks on end and lack sleep and rest. But it’s the days when you pull something amazing, when you feel you can’t even walk, that makes it really empowering.”
At 17, Noemie Thomas was the youngest swimmer at the 2013 senior world swimming championships last summer in Barcelona, Spain where she placed seventh in the women’s 100-metre butterfly.
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Year-round sports model
Changing the landscape Does specializing in a single sport improves the chances of future success? by Don Fennell Sports Editor
nce upon a time there were seasons, and kids played multiple sports. But, for better or for worse, the year-round sports model has swept in like a hurricane. Whether the prevailing force is parents, coaches or the athletes themselves, there is a growing belief that specializing in a single sport improves the chances of landing a college scholarship and further—despite significant odds—the chance to cash in at the professional level. Renowned retired sports physician Dr. Doug Clement calls specializing in a sport year-round “the classic dilemma.” Co-founder, along with his wife Diane, of the Richmond Kajaks Track and Field Club in 1961, Clement says some of the more technical sports like figure skating, gymnastics and swimming often demand that very young children are exposed to adultlike training regimes. But as these children mature and reach puberty their bodies change. “In many cases they reveal a young adult not suited by body type to the sport they have invested many years and sometimes a lot of money,” he says. “Puberty is the deciding point and one cannot really tell what the young person will be until then. And the drop-out rate with pubertal change is dramatic.” Internationally recognized as one of the pioneers in the field of sports medicine, Clement is a former Olympic and Commonwealth athlete who has worked with thousands of elite athletes including former Vancouver Canucks and Canadian Oympians. He believes that in an ideal world, the final sport selection is best delayed until maturity is complete. He says early intensity can be dangerous in the developing body. “Irritation of the bone growth centres is common and can remove the individual from the sport,” he explains. Clement also believes allowing the child to choose the sport they most enjoy is the best practice. “Most people including young athletes look to success in an activity which they suit physically and develop a passion for,” he says. But he says there are a lot of examples of athletes changing direction in their early 20s. Cheryl SpowageHoward was a promising middle distance runner with the Kajaks in the early 1970s who switched to rowing and made the Canadian team for the Montreal Olympics in 1976. Her husband and fellow Kajak Tom Howard made the same 1976 Olympic team in the marathon.
Maximimizing potential A longtime Richmond ice hockey
Local Olympians Darcy Marquardt (at left with husband Richard Hortness ) and Alexa Loo (above) never began specializing in a sport until they were adults: Marquardt as a rower and Loo in snowboarding.
coach, Tony Lindsay has coached both boys and girls and says the landscape is “significantly different” even from a decade ago. “Today there is a proliferation of full-time, professional skills instructors focusing on providing their services to young athletes,” he says. There is an increased sophistication and expectation from parents as to the quality of coaching and instruction their children are receiving, and many are willing to pay for it. A proliferation of teams are also being set up to operate outside of a traditional sports season.” Combined with dynamics such as improved instruction and not wanting to see their child left behind, and the popularity of views like those by Malcolm Gladwell in the book Outliers: The Story of Success which, in discussing the 10,000-hour rule to excellence suggests “you need to put in the time to become the best you can become,” Lindsay says it’s not surprising that players are specializing in sports earlier and earlier. So is this good or bad? Lindsay wouldn’t describe it in those terms, but says there are certain consequences to the decisions. “Recent studies seem to indicate a certain amount of skill development time is required to fully develop one’s abilities,” he says. “But whether it is important to fully develop their ability is a very individual decision and the answer is not the same for everyone. For those who play sports for more social reasons, maximizing their potential may not be a priority, yet those who have a goal of playing at the highest competitive level possible have more opportunity today to be able to do that.” The question then becomes how much time should be spent on skill
development, says Lindsay. Take swimming for example. Clearly, he says, someone who swims 10 hours per day for nine months of the year will develop more than someone who swims two hours per week three months of the year. But is 10 hours enough to fully develop one’s skills. Should it be 15 hours a week. Or 20? And when should specialization start? At age five? At 10? Or at 15? Lindsay believes athletes today generally have a skill level that far exceeds those of a generation ago. But because many specialize it can be difficult to keep up at the highest competitive levels. He says specializing at an earlier age can create added pressures on both the child and on the coaches or instructors to get “good results” simply to justify the time and money being invested. Specializing also means lost opportunities to experience multiple activities, he says. “Children should be able to experience many different sports and the opportunity to play with different kids and establish different friendships,” he says, adding the move toward year-round sports may be eliminating the late bloomer. “If kids are discouraged to continue playing sports in their teens because they believe they are too far behind at 12, we lose them,” he says. “And we need to ensure we do not lose sight that sports must be fun for the participants. It is OK to be competitive, but the kids have to enjoy it while learning life skills like discipline, accountability, responsibility, teamwork, sacrifice, organizing skills and leadership.”
Kids need final say Seafair Minor Hockey president Ni-
gel Shackles says many times it’s not about the kids’ energy being focused into one sport, but rather the parents’ energy. “I’ve always advised parents to allow their kids to play the sports they desire,” he says. “For some that means one sport and for others a variety. I personally believe it’s important to allow them the opportunity to sample a variety of sports at a young age, so parents need to listen to what their kids are saying they enjoy. There is no one answer that is correct for every child.” Shackles says many kids today don’t “play” sports, but rather “train.” “At a certain age there is a need to train, particularly when there are opportunities available either through scholarships or advancement through competitive pro ranks,” he says. “Sadly, the training regimens are too often aimed at kids who are still in elementary school. If a child in, say, Grade 4 just wants to play hockey and no other sport then that’s great. The child has discovered something they love to do and hopefully will play for life. However, all too often
“There is a growing desire amongst parents to not only nurture their children, but also to clear every path and hurdle that they could possibly encounter in their young lives—especially with a sport in the public spotlight such as hockey.” — Nigel Shackles
parents take that desire to play and have it channeled through enhanced training to the point the young boy or girl is no longer just playing the sport, they are working at it. For some parents it’s not good enough to just play and the simple value of play is frowned upon.” Shackles says he gets asked all the time by parents what they can do to improve their child’s on-ice abilities. He tells them to go shoot hoops in the driveway, kick a soccer ball or just let them hang upside down at their school’s adventure playground. “There is a growing desire amongst parents to not only nurture their children, but also to clear every path and hurdle that they could possibly encounter in their young lives—especially with a sport in the public spotlight such as hockey,” he says. “Every parent wants their child to do well, that’s a given, but in hockey the added bonus is that you are seen doing well by others and parents receive the reflected glory from that. Massive media coverage from 24-hour sports TV and radio contributes mightily to this trend. Everything in sports now is bigger, from the pros to the kids. And the pressure at the pro level to maintain jobs filters all the way down to the minor sport level, where kids have to make a certain team or be deemed a failure and the dream dies.” Shackles fears a longterm effect of the emergence of year-round sports, and the expectations that come with it, may result in a growing disconnect between parents and their kids. “If parents continue to see their kids as pawns in their own fantasy hockey world then the relationship will eventually suffer. At Seafair, I write a lot about the importance of building a strong relationship parents should have with their kids so that when they become young adults, and the minor hockey gear is rusting in the attic, you will have come through everything and seen what involvement in minor sports is really about—the opportunity to build a healthy relationship with your own kids for life.” See Page 5
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Pros and cons to specialization Twice a winner of the Canadian collegiate men’s soccer championship while a student at Langara, Cody Kusch grew up playing multiple sports. Now, as a parent and vice-president of Seafair minor hockey, he reiterates comments made by hockey legend Bobby Orr at last year’s Hockey Fun event—that today’s youth are focusing on one sport at too young of an age and are dropping out of the sport at a much younger age as well. “(Orr) said we are no longer building athletes but instead creating robots
with all the repetition,” Kush says. “You ask most kids nowadays why they are joining an activity or sport and their response is: because it is fun. But you ask the parents the same question and many say: because I want them to get better and be able to compete at a higher level. I believe that as kids get older, into their teens, they will naturally gravitate towards the activity or sport of their choice. And what is starting to happen more often is that these same high level athletes are choosing school sports over community sports because their school
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friends play on the team and it is fun.” Focusing on one sport means missing out on the development of other skills be it throwing, catching, dribbling, kicking or passing, says Kusch. As well, depending on the activity, young athletes may not be learning how to compete in a team environment or to fully understand their individual capabilities and how to manage success or failure. “Kids need down time, just like adults. If they are engaged in one activity, chances are their parents have them following a very rigid and structured weekly plan. As a result, the child is not able to make decisions on their own as they have been provided the blue print of practices and games.” Most youth sports organizations now employ professional skills teachers to oversee their development programs. That in itself isn’t bad, says Kusch, but the fact many are being paid ridiculous amounts of money to
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keep up with their rival associations is. He doesn’t believe the model is sustainable. “You will see in the very near future these paid positions begin to regress in the amount that is being paid,” he says. “Youth sports is becoming a business just like the professional leagues, and now that you have pro trainers or skill providers many parents tend to believe their child has a much better chance of making it. Thus, there is so much more pressure and emphasis on winning and development versus the enjoyment of the game— even at a young age. I have witnessed five- and sixyear-olds not wanting to engage in their sport because their parents have once again forced them to attend their fifth or sixth session of the week. Some of these kids are getting one-on-one training. It is absolutely crazy.”
Let children follow their dreams Former CFL offensive lineman Bobby Singh says the problem with kids specializing in sport is that it severely limits their horizons. “Let kids be kids and try other sports,” he says. “At some point, yes, they have to start focusing their energy on the sport they love and want to excel at, but first let your kids be kids. Nowadays, athletic trainers and academies bank on the idea that most parents believe their child will make it to the pros. Most parents need a wakeup call as the percentages don’t work in their favor. Don’t get me wrong, I am a firm believer in dreaming big and setting goals, but let your child dream big and set his or her own goals.” Singh says all sports are different and bring out different qualities. He says too often people are drawn to sports that, at the professional level, feature the big contracts. “We live in a get-richquick society and this may be the reason and the thinking behind this. But the truth behind being a professional and student athlete is that nothing is quick. Few seem to appreciate the hours and hours of training these athletes are doing on their own. We just see them hitting the winning shot, scoring the big touchdown or signing the million dollar contract. That comes only after a lot of blood, sweat and tears and many years of hard work and sacrifice.”
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says former Dallas Star Richmond Minor Hockey grad Ray Sawada, who went on to play in the NHL for Dallas Stars, says year-round sports isn’t all bad. But it requires some discernment. “It’s hard to say which one is best because I have seen people succeed following both practices,” says Sawada. “Ultimately you want the decision to be the kid’s decision. Sometimes, I feel parents are pushing their kids in the direction the parents wants them to go. I’m playing both sides now, but a balanced life of sports I believe can only be beneficial. If you love one sport in particular, absolutely put in the extra time and effort to become the best athlete in that sport. Just don’t sacrifice or give up the other sports too early in life. In the end, if the kid is happy and loving what he or she is doing, then that’s all that matters. Whatever route a person takes if they have the drive, work ethic, and skill to make it, they will make it.” Sawada, who recently became a first-time parent, says playing multiple sports exposes you to many different types of skills, both mental and physical, which can help you later on when you eventually decide on one specific sport. “When I was young I knew I loved hockey, but I also loved other sports like soccer, basketball, and fastball. Not only did I like playing those sports, but I liked being around different teammates and having different experiences. Eventually I knew that hockey was the sport I wanted to pursue but that was while I was in grade 12 and I guess you could say older. “ Richmond Youth Basketball League co-ordinator Matt Winograd strongly believe that not only should children play more than one sport growing up, sport organizations and coaches should encourage it. He says early sport specialization leads to many issues in the development of a child. “To be able to look at the benefits of multi-sport participation, one needs
to have the ultimate goal in mind: playing amateur or professional sports as an adult or simply enjoying physical activity for life,” says Winograd. “For both goals, participation in multiple sports increases the opportunities to develop skills, understanding of concepts, and an overall appreciation for physical activity. When kids only focus on one sport, they do not get to experience the development of physical and cognitive developments of the game. The gross and fine muscle areas that are developed in each of these, transfer and benefit skill development in many other sports and activities. The training of one specific functional movement over and over again will not develop anything more than that one movement. Cognitively, the ability to understand concepts and strategies increases with every game a child plays.“ Winograd believes the focus of all youth sports organizations, and coach-
Ray Sawada says playing multiple sports exposes athletes to different skills.
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Three-time Canadian Olympic rower Darcy Marquardt, who won silver as a member of Canada’s women’s eight team at the 2012 Summer Games in London, says people are often surprised to learn she didn’t start training as rower until the age of 19. But she did grow up playing multiple sports. “I enjoyed them and wanted to have fun with my new friends,” she says. “This is my core belief to the purpose of participation in sports: that first it must be fun. Then it becomes fun to be competitive. However, I personally would not have been ready as a kid for the commitment and tough choices you make when you’re focused on a single sport.” That’s certainly not to say she is opposed to focusing on a single sport, though she has mixed feelings about it. “In sports (figure skating, gymnastics, swimming and diving) that require that early development to get to an elite level, yearround sport will deepen the pool of athletes that will ultimately push each other to a higher standard,” she says. “Though not everyone will make it to that elite level, you need a certain depth of talent to have anyone make it all and be competitive internationally. On the other hand, that kind of commitment is not for every kid. But if the kids who are in programs are enjoying the sport at whatever level they are participating, including year-round, then they are not missing out on anything because they are developing lifelong skills that will make them successful in the future— after sport. Traits like hard work, perseverance, failing successfully—as in get back up and try again,
healthy habits, teamwork and leadership. Those skills will make them want to be positive contributing members of society.” Marquardt’s husband, former Olympic swimmer Richard Hortness, says there are always pros and cons to an issue such as year-round sport. He says if you look at swimming, most start as early as age
six and developmental swimming as young as four. But balance at a young age is also needed. “Being able to use your whole body and move in space is one of the most important skills that sports can give our youth,” he says. “Restricting them could have dire consequences in the future when that swimmer, for
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many improbabilities in it. However, the fact remains that six dogs died due to neglect — if we are to believe the reports. Remember, they are all based on what the dog walker said to someone else. It’s sad to see how what appears to be one person’s deliberate lie has led to so many people wasting so much of their own time in searching, and money (a fundraising campaign
had raised thousands of dollars). If the current story turns out to be the accurate one, it’s a sad reflection on how prevalent lying has become in our society. Everybody apparently does it — from politicians on down. It has been elevated to a fine art by sports figures, entertainers and other prominent people. It’s not a ringing endorsement of our society. —Langley Times
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s a father of three, with two boys actively playing community sports, and a third about to lace up his soccer cleats for the first time in September, I recognize the crucial role of parents as both volunteers and coaches. Simply put, without moms and dads, most amateur sports organizations couldn’t function. But over the past four years, I’ve come to learn that involving parents means accepting the good with the occasional bad. And it’s the negatives—which are by far outweighed by the good these generally-selfless parents do—that need addressing. Because it takes just a few bad apples to spoil the bunch. With so many youth in the hands of coaches, some well-qualified, but many others without any coaching training or experience at all—that includes me when I first volunteered—the system has pitfalls. Especially when parents are coaching their own children, which is often the case when it comes to amateur sports. I’m aware of one case where a parent-coach insists on playing an elementary-aged child in one position only on the soccer pitch, despite that
Accusations of parent-coaches favouring their own children are not uncommon.
child wanting to explore the field, and that child’s parents seeking the same opportunity as the coach’s own child. Guidelines from the Canadian Soccer Association clearly state that “all players play equal time and try all team positions” at this age group, so it’s clear what Canada’s soccer braintrust believe. Somehow, that message isn’t getting through. Further complicating things is when parents with children actively playing in a particular sport also serve as board members for that sport, an arena where a child or sport’s best interests can be lost amongst the politics and egos. I interviewed an experienced local coach who said accusations of parent-coaches favouring their own children are not
uncommon. But he said parents do a great deal of good and are invaluable. But I’ve witnessed where parents who aren’t properly trained, and don’t appear to “buy in” to the philosophy of nurturing a love for sports in general, can let the pursuit of victories—rather than player development—cloud their judgement. And yes, there are some parent-coaches hoping to defy million-to-one lottery-like odds, that their child will become a sports professional, and will make questionable decisions in an effort to improve those slim odds. Is it realistic to entirely strip a parent of their biased views of their own children? Probably not. How many parents would volunteer to coach, if they weren’t overseeing their
own kids? Likely a lot fewer than currently do, considering parents also serve as bus drivers, shuttling their kids between home, school, practices and games. So what’s the solution? One appears to be in the works already. Michael Findlay, director of soccer development for BC Soccer, noted a 58 per cent increase in certified coaches in 2013/14 compared to a year earlier, a 1,100-plus coach increase. A proposal will be tabled in June at BC Soccer that mandatory age and stage specific coach education be adopted in B.C. Bobby Lenarduzzi, president of Whitecaps FC, said providing parents with better direction and coaching instruction is key. He and his wife coached their daughter field hockey, a sport the former
soccer star said he didn’t profess to know the nuances of. But they did they best they could to ensure the players laughed, had a good time and were in a positive environment, he said. That’s the mindset the vast majority of parentcoaches I’ve encountered have. It wasn’t that long ago that a friend complained about the quality of coaching his child was receiving. His wife chimed in and challenged him to step up and do something about it. Whether it’s coaching or doing behind-the-scenes administrative work, it’s a challenge so many parents in Richmond accept in so many sports. With a guiding hand in the years to come, it’s a job they’ll be put in a position to perform much better in.
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letters Apply best practice to ALR Bill 24 Editor: “Agricultural Land Commission needs more funding, not more headaches.” That’s the title of the May 21 Review editorial, and it’s right on. If passed, Bill 24 will cause headaches and worse. We know that from Richmond’s Lingyen Mountain Temple experience. Bill 24 would impose again a tried-and-failed practice that was foisted on the commission twelve years ago. In his review of ALC operations in 2010, commission chair Richard Bullock described it as “6 regional commissions.” The ALC regions hardly talked. One effect was low quality at too-high cost. Early in that period, a regional panel approved an application to expand the Lingyen temple on ALR land in Richmond. It skirted the ALC Act and the city zoning. Bullock restored the ALC’s provincial focus but kept the regional aspect of commissioners in many parts of B.C. One effect is high quality at lower cost. It has enabled the ALC
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to begin overdue ALR boundary reviews. Last month, I felt sad for Lingyen temple members as I watched council have to speak against their plans once again. The way the ALC panel had let Lingyen bypass the city a decade earlier still hindered the temple’s cause. The cost and heartache has been immense. Now Bill 24 would give the failed “6 regional commissions” practice the force of law. Insane. Food is basic to life, and the bad law would make our food supply less secure. Yet it would be imposed without
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public consultation. The B.C. government can do better. In fact, it consulted widely on the way to the new water act. Tellingly, the MLAs of all political stripes were happy to vote it into law last month. That protected the future of our water, also basic to life. Surely our food deserves the same kind of best practice. Bill 24 is like a runaway train with brake trouble. Fortunately, an MLA’s motion could slow it down for wide consultation. The motion will be debated on Monday. To help out, google “Hands off our food se-
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by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter Local schools will be shut down Tuesday as part of escalating teacher job action, which includes a rotating strike scheduled to hit school districts across the province starting next week. In a letter distributed to parents Wednesday, Richmond Superintendent of Schools Monica Pamer encouraged parents to make alternate arrangement for their children. “Although administrators will be at school on Tuesday, no other staff will be present,” Pamer said. “There will be no instruction. Parents are encouraged to make alternate arrangements for their children, as we can-
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arts & entertainment Exhibit shows wartime link between Chinese and Jews by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter Shanghai was once a place of refuge for thousands of Jews—a little known wartime story documented in a new exhibit at Britannia Shipyards. Shanghai: A Refuge During the Holocaust is produced by the
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the sports edition
Dreams have be realistic for parent and child From Page 7
“The more sports you try and the more different skills that you develop, the more your brain will be able to learn more diverse things and the more well rounded you will become,” says Loo. “By specializing early, you may become great at one sport, but you may also limit yourself—in that sport and in other sports. I swam competitively for many years with the Richmond Kigoos and later with the UBC Thunderbirds. It gave me strong shoulders which helped to protect my shoulders from injury.” Loo says when it comes to life after sport, it is nice to have other sports to do. She was talking with Vancouver Canucks’ president of hockey operations Trevor Linden recently and he said that he never plays hockey any more. He is glad that he knows how to ski and do some other sports with his wife and friends outside of the hockey rink. “The risk of only doing one sport, besides the risk of injury, is the risk of defeat,” says Loo. “If you keep advancing in your sport and then one day get cut from the team because you get injured or are no longer improving as quickly as the others, you have nothing.” Canada might never be the best in the world at some sports because much of the top talent is devoted elsewhere, says Loo. But on the other hand, kids who might have otherwise been overlooked in sport have a chance in the less popular sports to get great coaching and excel. Loo was never identified as top athlete by coaches or gym teachers, but once she brought her great work ethic—developed through swimming—to snowboarding, she worked with some coaches that wanted to help her excel and she made it to a pair of Olympic Games. “It seems a lot of parents think their kids will make the NHL or something,” she says. “They may and they may not. That is a lot of pressure to put on a kid and it is also a lot of pressure to put on yourself as a parent—thinking that your success as a parent lies in whether or not your child makes it to the NHL. There seems to be so much pressure to make the right decisions rather than to teach your kids to make good decisions and live right. The better a person and the better the athlete your child is—which is achieved by developing a strong work ethic and learning lots of different physical and mental skills— the more successful your child will be in any endeavour.”
Bye-bye traditional season The shifts happening in youth sports are far more complex than just being
good or bad, says educator Chris Kennedy, who is also a former president of the B.C. High School Boys’ Basketball Association. “With the opportunity to go yearround, we have seen the traditional season disappear for almost all sports,” he says. “And there are some real concerns. There is a lot of research that early specialization leads to fatigue and burnout and overuse injuries. It also seems to serve the adults more than the kids. Kids are looking to have fun and often it is the adults’ competitiveness that is driving the decisions their kids make. There is also research that suggests adults who specialized in one sport growing up have higher rate of adult physical inactivity.” Kennedy says the related debate with increased early specialization is whether sports should be more or less “score-focused” at younger ages. He thinks youth soccer and basketball have it right: de-emphasize scoring at younger ages and focus on development. “This doesn’t mean we don’t want kids to be competitive, but do we need to keep score and have a focus on winning and losing all the time?,”he asks.“I like the race to nowhere metaphor and how it applies to youth sports. Parents are killing themselves to get their kids to so-called elite training that is getting in the way of being a kid and what is really the goal.” Kennedy’s wife, Stephanie, is equally passionate about the topic. She has always believed that kids should be exposed to and participate in as many different sports as possible while they are young. And for a variety of reasons. “I know through my own four children that all kids have their own structural make-up, both physically and mentally, and that different sports may cater to these differences,” she says. “I truly believe there is a sport for all kids, but it may take some effort and time to find out what that is. And in today’s age of childhood obesity, low activity levels, access to electronics and the resulting de-socialization of youth, sport can play a key role in reversing these trends.” Stephanie, who runs Panther Cheer Athletics, is also adamant that kids participating in as many sports as possible when they’re young aids their physical development. This doesn’t mean, she says, they must do multiple sports at the same time, but within a calendar year should shift from one activity to another. “This allows children’s young bodies, which are often growing and changing so rapidly, to adapt and hopefully
Al Groff says some kids are missing out on the ‘healthy experimentation’ that comes with trying many sports when they are young.
grow stronger with minimal injuries,” she says. “I know from personal experience as a provincial level gymnast that I enjoyed the opportunity to play intramural sports (such as volleyball, basketball and soccer) in high school but began to resent the fact I wasn’t able to participate in these in any large way as gymnastics took most of my time. It also alienated me from my peers who played more conventional team sports and were members of high school teams. “ The eldest of the couple’s four children, Elizabeth, 12, thinks those who focus on one sport may quickly tire of it, burn out and then have no other alternatives. “It is also more likely you will be injured because you are using the same body parts over and over,” she says. “(Alternately), if you play a lot of sports you have the chance to meet a far more diverse group of people and learn a diverse group of skills.” Elizabeth says unfortunately sports out of the mainstream don’t get enough exposure and because kids don’t know about them “they may never try a sport they could be really good at or have a passion for.” “Coaches in some sports are also organizing so many practices (young athletes) don’t have time to try other sports,” she adds. “I think there will be many more overuse injuries and once their career in that sport is over they won’t know what to do because they will feel it is too late to try a new sport.”
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softball and soccer. He suggests some kids are missing out on the “healthy experimentation” that comes with trying many sports when they are young. “The issue of year-round sport also gets to the purpose of sport, which is hopefully building some lifelong skills and habits around health, making friends, and being a better person and not simply a better athlete,” he says. “If one of our goals is to produce more high quality athletes as a community, early specialization doesn’t do it. Most college athletes come from a multisport background.” Groff finds it concerning to see that while some athletes getting specialized training are playing more, overall the number of participants in most sports is declining. There are actually fewer young people playing, he says. “There seem to be fewer entry points for kids at different levels,” he says. “However, there are lots of opportunities for those interested in intense, high-performance programs. There is a sense that if kids haven’t started playing a sport by the age of eight or nine it is too late. This is terribly sad and misses the point of sport.” Groff says the growth of private enterprise in traditional school and community sports has served up a bestand worst-care scenario. As coaching is being“professionalized”in sports like soccer, hockey and basketball, more coaches are being paid. This, he says, has increased the level of coaches at the top and in private programs and created new opportunities and new models for sport. But private enterprise has also turned youth sports into a business. “If a coach is being paid based on how many athletes they have or how
much they play, it is not in their financial interest to encourage athletes they work with to play multiple sports or to take time off their sport,” he says. Ironically, Groff believes there are still a lot of people “that get it” and the quality of programs for kids at younger ages is better than ever. He says Richmond youth soccer, for example, promotes the principles of long-term athlete development. He’s also listened to highly-respected basketball coaches like former women’s national team mentor Alison McNeil, who encourages kids to have more fun and try more sports. “These are really interesting times in sports. Many parents feel the need to keep up with the Jones. And I worry the increasing costs of some sports will price families out of the market. There need to be more or options in sports like soccer, baseball, basketball and volleyball that are inclusive.” As a parent, Shari Rogers is a strong believer in year-round sport, but not necessarily specialization. Rogers, whose daughter Camryn is a burgeoning track and field star with the Kajaks, says any activity including dance and theatre that interests a child should be encouraged and supported. “It doesn’t have to be hard core all the time, but to be involved in something other than school and daily (routines) is important,” she says. “How does one know where their talents may be if they aren’t exposed to different activities and situations.” Though Camryn’s “off-season” from the Kajaks is only about six weeks, the time and activities within the club vary greatly. For example, the focus might be circuit training and weightlifting for a couple of months and then more technical work. Rogers says it keeps her focused on her goals while maintaining her health and fitness. “She is also developing strong organizational skills that will follow her long term, as well as learning to be self motivated,”says Rogers, who also believes it is important to be able to set aside time for friends and to simply have fun. Camryn says putting all your energy into one sport has its pros and cons— pro in that you can become stronger in that activity “which is great if you wish to stay with it,” but con in that it limits other opportunities. “I train six days a week which can be a lot, but I enjoy what I do and always want to be better,’ she says. “The challenge is you’re forced to organize your time. Even though I love (track and field) I also enjoy being social and just spending time with my friends.” See Page 20
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Recently retired as an educator but still an active athlete, Don Taylor grew up in Richmond during the 1960s when there was no such thing as year-round sport. Not even the idea had been born. “Soccer was September to March and baseball April to June,”” he says. “With Richmond Arena being built in 1965 hockey made it the big three alongside soccer.” In 1970, Taylor joined his first hockey school— for two weeks in August. It was just the beginning of a trend, which continued to grow throughout the decade. By the time his sons began playing sports in the late 1980s and 1990s, both the hockey and soccer seasons were expanding with tryout camps. “Spring hockey began to flourish,” he says. “Parents were encouraged to get their kids in to keep up in the rep system. The thinking was more is better and you’d better keep up or your
kids won’t make it. Now, certainly year-round sports has become the norm.” Taylor believes while year-round play is producing better individual skills, the percentage of players who quit from burnout is skyrocketing. And no matter how much one loves a game, you need a break from it. “It simply gets tiresome,” he says. “I still play over-50s hockey and soccer and I love coming back to them after a three- or fourmonth break. Many of today’s youth, when they’re over 50, will probably still be onesport athletes and that’s a shame.” Taylor says there is no question playing multiple sports gives any athlete a distinct advantage when it comes to things like agility and the ability to read the play. And speaking as a former educator, Taylor says there is little doubt a child who plays a variety of sports will be better academically at school and be a success
in their career as well.”
Too much, too soon Specialization too early can ruin kids in any number of ways including overuse, boredom, pressure to win, drop out and burn out, says Basketball BC executive director Lawrie Johns. In fact Johns, whose son Brian was a threetime Olympic swimmer, says there isn’t much to like about year-round sport though “we must understand this practice is different for different sports or activities.” “Individual sports can (introduce) specialization (a little earlier) without major problems if the coach is educated in terms of overuse and rest periods,” he says. “But in team sports early specialization has no rewards. The Gretzkys, Crosbys and Sinclairs of this world will rise to the top without specializing in their sport at under-10.” Johns says when it comes to youth sports
there should be a buffet of choices not a single serving. The shift toward year-round sport impacts all sports as unregulated teams and programs grab kids earlier and earlier and play to the parents’ hopes of a scholarship, an Olympic berth or the like. “Some parents will pay exorbitant amounts for training by non-professional coaches, trainers and entrepreneurs and of course they will take the money,” he says. Johns notes there are more than 200,000 kids playing hockey in Canada and only 750 NHL players. He adds that during the 2008 Olympics In Beijing there were 31 swimmers on the Canadian team, but more than 100,000 swimmers registered in Canada. And of the 150,000 female basketball players in Canada at the same time, only 12 were selected for the Olympic team. The point, he stresses, is keep the dream alive but keep it realistic. Johns fears the long term affects of this change will be more kids dropping out. “Canada just got a mark of “D” for kids being active in their elementary school years. They get into pressure, win-at-all-costs situations and drop out,” he explains. “We have to allow kids to be kids. We must encourage multi-sports at least to the age of 11 or 12, and we must find coaches who are knowledgeable about the Long Term Athlete Development and Canadian Sport for Life models.” The models strive to improve the quality of sport and physical activity in Canada through a seven-stage training, competition and recovery pathway guiding an individual’s experience in sport and physical activity from infancy through all phases of adulthood. “We have the risk of taking fun out of sport, but for what reason?,” says Johns. “The No. 1 question parents should ask their child when he/ she finishes a game, a tournament or a practice is: Did you have fun? If the answer is no the warning lights should come on.”
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2014 Richmond Sports Awards
Thomas: swimming teaches many valuable life lessons From Page 1
Thomas says swimming also teaches really tough life lessons—like when you work for years with one goal in mind and in the one moment it counts, it doesn’t happen. You’ve got to learn to handle the disappointment. “You’re expected to look into a camera and act the right way and handle
yourself with class,” she says. “You’ve got to pick up the pieces and keep going. That lesson in itself makes me feel like I can accomplish anything.” Thomas also leans on family and the friendships she’s developed throughout the years of training for support. She considers them to be extremely important.
“It’s a special bond that is rare and it makes any pain feel better and easier to deal with because of their support,” she says. This weekend, Thomas is competing in the 51st annual Mel Zajac Junior International Canada Cup Swim Meet at the UBC Aquatic Centre, where she trains as a member of the Pacific Dolphins at Swimming Canada’s High
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Ironically, Thomas will become a teammate of Franklin’s next year at the University of California. Thomas continually sets high standards, then exceeds them. Her dedication to her sport is both exemplary and inspiring. In a 2012 interview with
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2014 Richmond Sports Awards Builder: Stephanie Kennedy, cheer Co-founder of Richmond’s Panther Cheer Athletics a decade ago, Stephanie Kennedy is one of the leading forces in the growth of cheer in B.C. A former president of the B.C. Cheer Association, she was raised in Richmond and completed her bachelor of science and bachelor of education at University of B.C. She also has a master’s degree in educational leadership, specializing in curriculum and instruction, from San Diego State University. She is a proud mother of four children, three of whom are athletes
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Official: Patti Caldwell, softball
Being a longtime member and current vice-president of the Richmond Arenas Community Association is just one of the ways Barb Norman has contributed to sport in Richmond. A tireless volunteer, Norman was also a member of the community stakeholders committee prior to the construction of the Richmond Olympic Oval. In 2009, she oversaw the memorable opening and closing ceremonies of the B.C. Seniors Games. She also played a key
Current District 6 umpire in chief, Caldwell organizes various clinics for new and returning umpires and was tasked with recommending officials for last year’s Canadian Open and Western Canadians held in Richmond. Under her mentorship, 10 officials were selected to the Westerns and two for the nationals. Another completed her Level 4 qualification. Besides overseeing the crew, Caldwell contin-
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Administrator: Erin Higishitani, softball Erin Higashitani has been a coach and umpire for 18 years and served 12 years as a member of the executive of the Richmond Girls’ Softball Association, of which she is currently vice-president. An example of those who do lead, she helps out at all tournaments and has been a mainstay at provincial and western championships for several years. She has also been tournament director for six tournaments and four provincials. Last year, she was tournament director for the combined Richmond Midget boys’ and girls’
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Don Fennell Award of Distincton: Don Taylor Don Taylor is a core Richmondite. Born and raised here, the recently retired principal has always had a passion for sports and grew up playing hockey, baseball and soccer. An original member of the Richmond Sockeyes junior hockey club in 1972, he retains an association with the team as a school liason. But Taylor, who also enjoys many outdoor activities including golfing and hiking, is also well known for his many contributions to community sport as a coach and administrator. The Don Taylor Cup, awarded each year to the League Cup champion in the Richmond Adult Soccer League, reflects his dedi-
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2014 Richmond Sports Awards Coach: Tony Lindsay, ice hockey Tony Lindsay’s contributions to the Richmond Ravens girls’ ice hockey program are as widespread as they are profound. Head coach of the Ravens’ Bantam A1 team, which in 2013 came within an eyelash of winning the provincial championship (a feat they achieved in 2014), Lindsay’s troops were considered one of the best teams not only in B.C. but Western Canada. Lindsay’s contributions extend
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2014 Richmond Sports Awards High School Male: Antonio Jhuty, hoops
High School Female: Georgia Lam, track
An explosive scorer who can put up big numbers in a hurry, Antonio Jhuty’s creativity makes him one of the most valuable players in his age group in the province. A six-foot-two guard, Jhuty led the Richmond league in scoring this past season averaging more than 20 points per game. ANTONIO JHUTY A member of the B.C. U17 team as a Grade 11, Jhuty has quick slashing moves, a great pull-up jumper and can hit the deep three-point shot. Paul Eberhardt, his longtime coach at R.C. Palmer, says “he is very quick in the fast break and in picking up steals in the passing lanes.” •Jamie Madewan, basketball, and Royce Sergeant, basketball, were also finalists for this award.
The 2013 track and field season was a spectacular one for Matthew McNair Secondary School student Georgia Lam. A member of the vaunted Richmond Kajaks Track and Field Club, Lam was recognized by her school with an athletic achievement award after winning several sprint races at variGEORGIA LAM ous meets throughout the year. They included placing first in the 100- and 200-metre events at the Fraser Valley invitational and Richmond championships and at 100, 200 and 300 metres at the provincial high school finals. Lam, who has also played soccer at the select level for the past 10 years, was equally accomplished at the community level. Competing as a Kajak, she was one of the top athletes in the junior development program and qualified for the Canadian National Legion Championships, after winning at the 100, 200 and 300-metre distances at the provincial championships. •Jessica Jones, basketball, and Anmol Mattu, basketball, were also finalists for this award.
Post-Secondary Female: Hillary Strelau, softball A 2012 graduate of Hugh Boyd Secondary School, Hillary Strelau adjusted quickly to post-secondary life by helping to lift Douglas College Royals to the top of the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges women’s fastball league. Along with fellow Richmondites Emi Nomura and HILLARY STRELAU Sydney Jeffers, Strelau hit over .400 during the 2013 season as the Royals came within two runs of winning their first championship. Strelau was selected to the all-star team in the championship round and her .489 batting average was the highest in the conference. Douglas College coach Gord Collings said of Strelau: “It was a challenge for anyone to get her out and as a result she had a phenomenal record of getting on base and coming up with something when we needed it.” A gold medallists at the Canada Summer Games, where her two RBI in the championship game lifted Team BC to first place, Strelau also assists younger athletes at various softball clinics and is a consummate community volunteer including at her church. •Summer Clarke, soccer, and Taryn Lim, soccer, were also finalists for this award.
Post-Secondary Male: Tyson Popoff, baseball From the lead-off position, Tyson Popoff led the 2013 version of the University of B.C. Thunderbirds men’s baseball team in just about every statistical category: batting average, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, runs scored, hits and RBI. He also established a new school record with a .401 TYSON POPOFF batting average. Popoff played his minor ball in Richmond up to Peewee, and won a gold medal with Team BC at the national junior championships. He also spent two seasons at Salt Lake Community College, winning All-Conference and Defensive Player of the Year honours, before joining UBC. •Shaul Gordon, fencing, Qunton Bradley, lacrosse, and Philip Scrubb, basketball, were also finalists for this award.
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Adult Female: Joanne Fox, triathlete
Adult Male: Toshi Uchiage, karate
Local triathlete Joanne Fox enjoyed a successful 2013 season, finishing first in her age bracket at the Oliver Half Ironman competition and seventh overall among all female competitors. She bettered that at the Penticton Challenge Ironman by again winning her age group and placing seventh overall among feJOANNE FOX male participants. Fox is also a coach with the Steveston Athletic Association and has been involved in sport for many years, participating in high-level amateur sport and recreational leagues as a player and coach. •Sara Hopwood, softball, and Kaelen Watson, field hockey, were also finalists for this award.
Canada’s kata king stood tall again in 2013, winning his sixth consecutive national championship. A graduate of R.A. McMath Secondary School, Uchiage, 28, learned the martial art from his parents. His father Kenzo, opened the Steveston Karate Club in 1973. Toshi began competing TOSHI UCHIAGE at the Canadian championships at 15 years old and by 16 won the first of 12 Canadian titles. In 2002 he became the youngest Canadian to ever compete at the senior world championships. Two years later he won a bronze medal at the worlds in Monterrey, Mexico. •Caleb Clarke, soccer, and Evan Dunfee, race walking, were also finalists for this award.
Junior Female: Jodi Gentile, ice hockey
Junior Male: Luke Reilly, swimming
One of B.C.’s top Midget female hockey players, Jodi Gentile is a model of consistency. Committed to play for the University of Lethbridge next season, where she’ll be pursuing a degree in secondary education, she is a reliable defender whose play is always of a high standard. As the asJODI GENTILE sistant captain and blueliner leader for the Fraser Valley Phantom during the 2013 season, Gentile scored 22 points in 38 games. Then at the 2013 Esso Cup national championship she was honoured as the tournament’s most sportsmanlike player. •Amelia Crawford, soccer, and Leah Lum, ice hockey, were also finalists for this award.
Canada’s 2013 Junior Male Swimmer of the Year, Reilly placed fifth in the men’s 400-metre individual medley race at the world junior championships in Dubai, setting a national-age group record in the process. He is the nation’s third-ranked male swimmer in the 1500-metre freestyle and had the LUKE REILLY fourth-fastest time in the 400-metre freestyle and 200-metre breaststroke events. Now attending the University of B.C. and competing as a member of the Thunderbirds, Reilly is coached by former Richmond swimming legend Brian Johns. •Carter Popoff, ice hockey, and Joshua Stuart, gymnastics, were also finalists for this award.
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Senior male: Danny Miller, slo pitch Danny Miller set the standard for his Richmond slo-pitch team in just about every conceivable way in 2013 and was an obvious choice as league MVP. He led his team in batting, onbase percentage and RBI in both league and tournament play and to second-place finishes in Wenatchee and Ferndale, Wash. invitationals and at the Utah Hunstman World Senior Games. •Jason Jim, badminton, was also a finalist for this award.
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Natural living at Bridlewood in Coquitlam By Kerry Vital
Located on the banks of West Smiling Creek and a tree-lined stream, Bridlewood by Polygon will have you feeling like you’re a part of nature. The peaceful location on Burke Mountain will make you enjoy staying close to home. Since opening for sale earlier this year, these homes have been so well-received that to keep up with demand, the second and final phase of homes at Bridlewood will be released for sale on Saturday May 24th.
The executive three- and four-bedroom townhomes are built in a Craftsman style, and feature warm cedar shingles, brick facades and gables. Every home has a generous deck or patio, as well as a private fenced yard. Inside, the warm wood laminate floors on the main level combine with large windows and overheight ceilings to make for a truly beautiful living space. The kitchens include stainlesssteel appliances, engineered stone countertops, and a family sized kitchen island.
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The ensuite bathroom is made for luxury, with a glass shower with rain shower head, engineered stone countertops and his-and-hers sinks. All homes feature a convenient powder room on the main level and double car garages (side-by-side and tandem). Coquitlam’s Burke Mountain is one of the most desirable neighbourhoods in the Lower Mainland. Bridlewood has hiking and biking trails on the doorstep as well as the shops and services at Meridian Corner and Meridian Crossing. Coquitlam Town Centre is just a short drive away, as well as transit via the new Evergreen Line. This is the final phase at Bridlewood and the last opportunity to own a home at this sought-after community. Homes at Bridlewood start at $429,900. For more information, visit polyhomes.com, call 604-4729018 or visit the presentation centre at 3470 Highland Drive, Coquitlam, open daily except Friday between 12 and 6 p.m.
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Fort Langley can feel like a historic enclave in the middle of the otherwise-bustling Lower Mainland. Local builder Lanstone Homes is contributing to that feeling with McBride Station, an exclusive collection of townhomes that has found inspiration in the past. “This is your chance to own a piece of history,” says Michelle Taylor, director of marketing for Frontline Real Estate Services. “This is going to be one of the last
opportunities to own new product in Fort Langley.” McBride Station is located on land that was once owned by Charles Edward Hope, one of Fort Langley’s first pioneers. The 52 townhomes are inspired by four of Fort Langley’s heritage buildings: The Hope House, The Carriage House, The Station House and The Marr House. The original heritage Carriage House is located right beside McBride Station, and The Marr House and The Station House are close by. The homes range from approximately 1,150 to over 3,000 square feet, in five different master-on-main or traditional floorplans. “They feel like a single-family home,” Taylor says. “There’s nothing cookie-cutter about them.” The exteriors have tons of curb appeal, with twelve different colour schemes to choose
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Outstanding 2,952 sq.ft. executive home OPEN SATURDAY 2-4 PM with 4 bedrooms and games up and a large den on the main. Original owners have done extensive updating throughout and features a gorgeous new kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and tumbled marble backsplash. Top quality Brazilian cherry hardwood flooring in the foyer, living & dining rooms and den. New double-glazed vinyl windows, new wood shake roof and the radiant heat boiler has been replaced. French doors off the family room spill out into the private & beautifully landscaped west yard backing onto Homma Park. Unbeatable location on a quiet cul-de-sac with less than a 10 minute stroll into Steveston Village along the boardwalk. One of the nicest homes to hit the market in this sought after location!
+ PARK TOWERS CORNER UNIT! + #311 - 6611 MINORU PRICE SLASHED TO $339,000 What a location! Across from Richmond Centre Mall and steps to Aquatic centre, library and Minoru Park. Extensively updated large 2 bdrm, 2 bath unit in well run Park Towers! Features new kitchen and appliances, laminate flooring, fresh paint, crown moulding and brand new ‘Safe Step’ bathtub for those that are less mobile. Seller is very motivated and will look at all offers!
ANOTHER GREAT HOME IN BURKEVILLE. Richmond’s most convenient and best kept secret. Huge 6,800sq.ft. lot. This 4 bedroom home has had some nice updates including kitchen, bathroom, roof, appliances and some electrical. Very bright and comfortable. Nice big master bedroom and huge living room with wood fireplace. The kitchen is large enough for an island and the eating area/dining room is great for the large family gatherings. All of this with a beautiful view of the colorful and lush gardens surrounding this home. There is even a single garage workshop for the self proclaimed handyman / do-ityourselfer. With easy access to Canada Line, Hwy. 99 and Vancouver, this is the ideal location for the commuter. BURKEVILLE. COMMUNITY. COME HOME.
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2014 Richmond Sports Awards W E S T M A R
Special Olympian: Matthew Lai
Hard work paid off for Matthew Lai, 22, who in 2013 represented Region 4 in the B.C. Special Olympics Summer Games in Langley at which he won silver medals in both the 100- and 200-metre sprints and a bronze medal in the shot put. He also placed fourth in the long jump. The fine showing earned Lai a spot on Special Olympics Team
8300 SPIRES ROAD – Great investment opportunity! Subdivision has been designated multi-family by the city in OCP. Live in the centre of Richmond or rent out and hold. Very well kept home. Beautiful garden! 75.5 x 110 lot. #210-2280 Westbrook Mall, Vancouver $426,000. Relaxing Life Style in UBC Keats Hall - UBC. East facing ,bright & spacious master bedroom w/ walk in closet, full ensuite bath,a wide balcony off the living room with a cozy fireplace, 9’ high interior ceilings, spacious dining room, gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and gas cook top. Well kept home with great floor plan, New Coast Realty (604) 761-7750
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GORGEOUS FARM HOUSE | Asking $1,299,000 Historic Richmond Landmark! Thomas Kidd Built this home in 1912 for his eldest daughter as a wedding gift. This spectacular well kept home sits on a picturesque 11,396 sq.ft. property surrounded by gardens and farmland. 23’ x 8’ front porch with a party-sized two-tier sun deck in back. 3 bdrms & over 3,500 sq.ft. of living space. Impressively restored interior keeping its charm with wood floors, windows & doors. View pics and Virtual tour @ www.randylarsen.com
LIVE-IN OR INVESTORS! | Asking $799,000
LAGUNA 1 BEDROOM | Asking $288,800 Laguna-Resort style gated community, located in the heart of Richmond, easy walk to Canada Line. This spacious & bright suite has been tastefully updated!. It features functional layout w/balcony, newer paint, laminate flooring, updated light fixtures, new window coverings, Kitchen & Bath! Pets & rentals welcome. Well managed building. Pro-active strata. Beautiful unit.
STORNOWAY PENTHOUSE | 3 BDRM & DEN | Asking $419,000 Only 4 units like this in Stornoway, Richmond’s best kept secret! Rarely available is this 1629 SF 1 level living. Top floor unit with lots of updates throughout, Crown moldings, new wood floors, cozy fireplace, S/E exposure large balcony overlooking courtyard, Maintenance includes water & sewer bill, heat, hot water, caretaker, pool, sauna, 2 parking spots, 2 storage units, steps to South Arm Park & Community Centre. #308-10180 RYAN ROAD
— OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY & SUNDAY 2 – 4 PM — STORNOWAY | 1 BEDROOM | Asking $209,000 One of the nicest 1 bedrooms available in this popular complex. Enjoy this roomy 1 bedroom with large master bedroom, west-facing balcony. Lots of upgrades with newer appliances, fireplace, updated kitchen and bathroom, light fixtures throughout. Complex is in excellent condition. Storage locker, secured parking. 19+ and no pets/rentals allowed. #113-10180 RYAN ROAD
GORGEOUS BUILDING LOT in Tsawwassen | Asking $748,800 Tswwassen’s Pebble Hill area building lot ready to go! GST paid! Demolition paid! Very popular subdivison on the Canada/US border top South end of English Bluff. 11,624 sq.ft. cleared & leveled building lot. Zoning allows a 4,250 sq.ft. home plus full height basement. No neighbors to the rear — just a green belt and Point Roberts Golf Course. GREAT PRICE! 28 B GEORGIA WYND.
Please call Randy Larsen at 604.290.2650 • 30 Years Experience!
Board chair of the Richmond Centre for Disability, Vince Miele is well known as an active member and community volunteer for many years. He’s also an ardent curler, who in 2013 competed in the final of the Canadian wheelchair championship in Ottawa playing second
for skip Darryl Neighbour’s B.C. rink, which won the provincial title. Miele competed in three leagues at both the Richmond and Marpole curling clubs and at the Richmond Centre for Disability’s seventh annual bonspiel during the 2013 season.
OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY 2:00 - 4:00 3520 RICHMOND STREET $858,000
STEVESTON VILLAGE LIVING! Live in the heart of Steveston, in this well-maintained 4 bedroom home. Upstairs kitchen and bathrooms have been upgraded with quartz counter tops. New blinds throughout. Enjoy your south-facing, sun-filled private back yard as well as a spacious floor plan inside. One bedroom mortgage-helper suite on lower level, with a wonderful tenant. This is a great investment property or an excellent opportunity for a growing family. This home is close to everything that a family needs: schools, transit, shopping and best of all STEVESTON!!”
1/2 Duplex Over 3100 sq ft in the Lackner area! 1/2 duplex in great condition! a Must see! up & down 3 bdrms w/2 baths. Live up or down or both… perfect for large family. Separate entrance and laundry for suite, 2 gas fireplaces, huge yard! 40’ x 165’ picture perfect lot. Balcony front and back, nice and bright throughout. Investors? Approximately $4,000 rent per month!
Athlete with a Disability: Vince Miele
30 years of experience
B.C. which will participate in the nationals to be held this summer in Vancouver. Lai also excels at skating and bowling and works hard to improve his personal bests each time he participates. A true sportsman and role model, gracious in victory and defeat, Lai is also always willing to assist his fellow competitors whenever possible.
MASSIVE LOT | LARGE HOME 4520 DEERFIELD CRESCENT $958,000
GREAT NEIGHBOURHOOD! Come and see this large, beautifully maintained home situated on a MASSIVE CORNER LOT (over 11,000 square feet!) , with lots of parking for your RV or boat or both! Includes a HUGE (1065 sq. ft.) workshop with 10’6 doors! 3 bedrooms,3 bathrooms, with a large games room which could easily be converted into an in-law or revenue suite. This home is surrounded by a lovely landscaped south facing yard in a wonderful family neighbourhood. Close to schools, transit, parks and shopping.
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2014 Richmond Sports Awards Youth Female Team: U15 Richmond Synergy, girls’ soccer The 2013 campaign was a stellar one for Ron Ng’s crew. Richmond Synergy’s efforts earned the U15 Metro Select girls’ soccer team three major titles: Metro league champions, Coastal Cup A champions, and provincial champions. With a focus on performance rather than results, Synergy’s players continually improved as individuals throughout the
course of the season and consequently collectively as well. The team moniker accurately reflected the team’s co-operative qualities, so much so that Ng was always hesitant to single out any single player as being a catalyst to the team’s success. •Richmond Kajaks Midget Relay Team was also a finalist for this award.
Richmond U15 Synergy, 2013 BC “A” Cup girls’ soccer champions.
Youth Male Team: Richmond Sockeyes, ice hockey It was the perfect season. Richmond Sockeyes celebrated their 40th anniversary by winning just about every Junior B hockey title they played for, as the Pacific Junior Hockey League and provincial Cyclone Taylor Cup champions culminated the 2013 campaign by winning the Keystone Cup, symbolic of Western Canadian supremacy. Then in a final salute to their remarkable season, two of the
Richmond Sockeyes: 2012-13 Western Canadian Junior B hockey champions.
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IN MEMORIAM GIFTS
21st Century Flea Market. May Ctr. 3250
January 26, 1936 – May 19, 2014
You lost your husband Slavo in 1988, but are survived by your loving son David, his wife Heather and your treasured Įrst grandchild, Adriana. You leave behind your two sisters Barbara and Goldie, as well as your brother John. You also leave behind your beloved nieces, especially Sandra and Linda, as well as many cousins, nephews, relaƟves, neighbors and friends throughout Canada, Australia and CroaƟa. You will be greatly missed and remembered fondly for your ability to express your love through your cooking for friends and family. Your lasagnas and scalloped potatoes were legendary, as were the holiday dinners you so lovingly prepared. Baking was your pride and your apple strudel can never be duplicated or replaced, much like you Annie. We will miss you Tata. VisitaƟon and Prayers will be held on Sunday, May 25 2014, 6-8 pm at Delta Funeral Home, 5329 Ladner Trunk Road, Delta, BC. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, May 26 at 11 am at Delta Funeral Home, followed by a recepƟon. Burial will then take place at Ocean View Cemetery, 4000 Imperial Street, Burnaby, BC. I love you and will miss you mum. Poēivaj u miru Delta Funeral Home (604) 946-6040
*TAROT *PALMS *ESP MAY 19TH - JUNE 1ST
LANSDOWNE MALL in Richmond (near Food Court)
OBITUARIES BUETEROWE, Marjorie Jean (nee Howe) February 18, 1921 May 16, 2014
Mom passed away peacefully at Delta Hospital at the age of 93. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her daughter Shylla (Bill), grandson Jeff (Dee) and great granddaughter Ella. Predeceased by her husband Otto in 2000. Many thanks to the staff at Delta View where Mom resided since August 2008. They enriched Mom’s life. Also, thank you to Doctors James and Henderson as well as the staff at Delta Hospital for their care and kindness. Cremation. No service by Mom’s request. In lieu of flowers, donations to the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
25th, 10am-3pm. Croatian Cultural Commercial Dr. Adm $5.
TRGOVCIC, Anna (Annie) You and your husband bravely leŌ CroaƟa in 1955 to come to Canada in search of a new life. Your husband and yourself, along with your son David, seƩled Įrst in Richmond, then Vancouver, then later moved to Ladner.
team’s owners Doug Paterson and Maurice Lambert, general manager Richard Petrowsky, community relations coordinator Mas Morimoto and graduating players Matt Wagner, Jeremy Hamaguchi and Rudi Thorsteinson were invited to visit city hall by Mayor Malcolm Brodie. •U18 Metro Richmond United, soccer, and Richmond Blues Juvenile A1, ice hockey, were also finalists for this award.
Everybody Loves Eleanore! On May 26, 2014 our Mom Eleanore Mitchell turns 80! A Mother of 5, Grandmother of 9, Great-Grandmother of 7 1/2, active community volunteer, zumba participant, tai chi lover, avid bowler, energetic swimmer and a friend to hundreds - everyone who knows Eleanore is amazed by her youthful personality, exuberance for taking on new things and passion for being on the go each day.
Congratulations on embracing this milestone birthday Mom – we love you!
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HIGHWAY OWNER OPERATORS $3500 SIGNING BONUS Van Kam’s group of companies req. Highway linehaul owner operators based in our Surrey terminal for runs throughout BC and Alberta. Applicants must have winter and mountain driving experience/training. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee beneﬁts package. To join our team of professional drivers, email a detailed resume, current driver’s abstract and details of your truck to: email@example.com or Call 604-968-5488 or Fax: 604-587-9889 Only those of interest will be contacted.
Van Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility.
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Our group of Companies Winners Express Charter Coach Ltd. And Winners Vacation Inc. in B.C. is seeking for one experienced person to generate business in our Travel Department and Tour Bus operations.
An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring experienced dozer and excavator operators, meals and lodging provided. Drug testing required. 1-(780)7235051. CONSTRUCTION SITE In your NEIGHBOURHOOD
Req: Carpenters, Helpers Labourers, CSO’s/OFA’s TCP’s, Cleaners $11-28/hr Work Today, Daily or Weekly Pay Apply 9AM to 2PM at: 118 – 713 Columbia Street
New West 604.522.4900
Responsible for creating and developing ADS Groups from China and Japan. Prepare and design marketing materials for both inbound and Outbound tours and related bus operations. Work with local and overseas partners to ensure the consistent of high quality of customer services. Requirements Must have at least 10 years of experience in Asia Markets and willing to travel overseas. Knowledge of ADS inbound groups and possession of China Tour Guide license is an advantage. Understand of the Asian culture and ability to write and speak fluent Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese and English. Interested applicants please submit a detailed resume outlining the qualifications and expected salary to FAX: 604-271-7890
F/T live-in caregiver for senior (86 age, 6ft, 180 pound) Change diapers, shower, cook meals. $10.50/hr. firstname.lastname@example.org 778918-0387
Landscaping Sales & Service Opportunities Up To $400 CASH Daily F/T & P/T Outdoors. Spring / Summer Work. Seeking Honest, Hard Working Staff. www.PropertyStarsJobs.com Wide Loyal Development Ltd Technical support sales engineer (multiple). Requires relative experience. Duties: Conduct market & technology research; Act as field customer service rep; Trouble shoot, acknowledge & answer customer concerns, etc. Paid $25/H, 37.5 H/W, Please send resume to: email@example.com
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MOVING & STORAGE
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AFFORDABLE MOVING www.affordablemoversbc.com
Brad 778-552-3900 JAPANESE PRO GARDENER Lawns, Power Raking, Hedges & Trees. Free Estimates 604-839-8856 PARM LANDSCAPING LTD. Complete Lawn Maint. Pwr Raking, Cedar Fence Intall. 604-271-5319
DBathrooms DKitchens DCountertop Replacement DEntrance Doors DFrench Doors DSiding DSundecks DLaminate Floors DEnclosures DCeramic Tile DCustom Mouldings DReplacement Windows DInterior Painting
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MIN. EXPRESS PAGING SYSTEM Reasonable Rates 604-270-6338
ABBA MOVERS & DEL Res/comm 1-5 ton truck, 2 men fr $45. Seniors Discount. Honest, bsmt clean up. 25yrs Exp. 24hrs/7days 604-506-7576
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Power Washing, Gutters, Windows, Maintenance, Res/Comm. Lic/Ins’d. Free Est. Call Dean 604-839-8856
3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.
POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE
Call Ian 604-724-6373
POWER WASHING since 1982. WCB/Liability insurance. Call Simon for prompt service. 604-230-0627
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS
Rona Building Centre 7111 Elmbridge Way Richmond, BC
283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS Gutter & Roof Cleaning since 1982. WCB/Liability insurance. Call Simon for prompt service. 604-230-0627
Apply Weekdays Between 9AM to 2PM at: 118-713 Columbia St
New West 604.522.4900
HANDYPERSONS .A East West Roofing & Siding Co. Repairs, new roofs, torching, gutter services. 10% off. 604-783-6437
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All kinds of re-roofing & repairs. Free est. Reasonable rates. 778-998-7505 or 604-961-7505
.CAN-PRO Paint and Drywall. Over 25 yrs of quality service. 3 ROOMS, $250. Insured. 604-771-7052
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Automotive Service Administrator Req’d F/T for Euroasia Transload Inc. $21/hr. Oversee, coordinate admin procedures. Monitor staff performance. Coordinate and plan for maintenance services. Order truck and trailer parts. Min. 1 yr. of relevant experience req’d. Contact: Aman Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Business address and location of work: 16108 Blundell Road Richmond BC
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10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005
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1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Across the street - across the world Real Professionals, Reas. Rates. Best in every way! 604-721-4555.
15% SENIORS DISCOUNT A+ Rating with BB Bureau
1ST & 2nd mortgages - residential, commercial & agricultural - good, bad and no creditwelcome - rates start at 2.89% - ResCom Mortgage Solutions - Call (855)585-2080 or email@example.com GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 www.pioneerwest.com
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HOUSE CLEANERS/ JANITORS F/T delivery driver. Some heavy lifting req’d. $14/hr + benefits. 4 day/week. Cantonese an asset. Send resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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COMPLETE Handyman Services. Tile, drywall, carpentry, paint, flooring. All repairs. Dan 604-761-9717
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YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
NEW & REPAIR. Bath & Kitch, flrs, tiles, moulding, dry-wall, painting, plumbing, wiring. Job guaranteed. WCB ins. Patrick 778-863-7100.
GREENWORKS Redevelopment Inc. Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls. Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Concrete cutting, Jack hammering, old swimming pools filled in & decks. 778-710-2185
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HOME SERVICE GUIDE PLUMBING & HEATING
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BULK DELIVERIES We deliver up to 3 yards of soil and bark and up to 1 yard of sand.
ITALIAN MASTIFF (Cane Corso)
MULTI POO miniature black brown 4-5lbs Hypo allerg, exc family pet vet cert. $1100. 604-341-1445. NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com ROTTI PUPS, 2 female, 7 weeks, $850. Call 604-793-5708
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PITTBULL Puppies - Purebred. Born March 7th. Great bloodlines. $850-$1500. Call 604-765-0453.
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PRIME LAKEVIEW LOTS FROM $140,000
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HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?
Also; Spectacular 3 Acre Parcel at $390,000
Live on the Beach for $388,900 - what a steal SUNNY TSAWWASSEN - close to amenities as the area grows, watch your investments grow Breathtaking views of the ocean and islands. Beautiful Custom Quality Condo - Smaller building built Hawaiian style. 2 Bdrms, 2 baths with open concept. 880 sq/ft plus extra large balcony facing the ocean, southwest accessible from the living room and the master bdrm. Indoor/outdoor living. Modern professionally decorated. Cozy gas fireplace, Master bedroom with ensuite and walk in closet. New Stainless Steel appliances, Fridge, Stove, Dishwasher. In-suite laundry with washer and dryer. Pets allowed, Rental allowed. Excellent Amenities, Exercise Room, Party Room. 1 underground pkng stall, extra parking outside. Storage locker, bicycle room lockup, repairs workroom. Ready to make a deal Private Sale - Open House Sunday May 25th from 12-4pm For a virtual tour put this address on Google address bar: 213 - 1120 Tsatsu Shores Drive, Tsawwassen. Ready to show any time Call 778-434-2512
QUALICUM FURNISHED 1 bdrm - w/pull out sofa in living room on oceanfront. Avail June 1 - Aug 31. $1000/wk (6 nights). Call 250-752-5063
MUST sell! London Station II entertaining all reasonable offers .Deluxe 2 bedrm 2 level condo in Steveston South 1066sqft 2 patios with great views, minutes to the Dyke, Restaurants.Quick access to the rest of Richmond and Vancouver $508,000. Call or text Heather Cook Coldwellbanker 778 891 7169
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Ursula Van Duin, Richmond Hospital/Healthcare Auxiliary Thrift Shop co-ordinator, and Christa Schneider, Richmond Hospital/Healthcare Auxiliary President recently celebrated “Customer Appreciation Day,” by handing out cake pops to delighted Thrift Shop customers.
On May 20, Derek Whipple (left) golfed 54 holes in one day to raise funds and awareness for ALS as part of the PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS. (In this photo, he’s joined by Marty Lashmore, Rick Hunter and Ed Jost.) Whipple is a Class A apprentice at Green Acres Golf Course. He is accepting donations in support of his golfathon and would greatly appreciate your support at www.golfathonforals.ca. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease) is a rapidly progressive terminal disease that affects mobility and speech. There is no known cause or cure for ALS, yet. The ALS Society of BC is dedicated to providing direct support to ALS patients, along with their families and caregivers to ensure the best quality of life possible while living with ALS. All proceeds from the PGA of BC Golfathon for ALS benefit the work of the ALS Society of BC.
Coun. Chak Au visited an orphanage in Xian, China on behalf of a Canadian charity on May 15. He brought along some reading material from home.
Kudos is a weekly feature showcasing announcements, achievements and good deeds happening around town. E-mail submissions to news@richmond review.com
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MAY 1, 2014 TO SPRING 2015 1 MAI 2014 AU PRINTEMPS 2015 Students from Richmond participated in the B.C. Provincial Math Competition last month and secured the top awards. Left to right: Front Row: Rachel (Champion–Junior U), Serena (Champion–Basic U), Andrea (Merit Award– Basic U), Rebecca (Joint 1st Runner Up-Basic U). Back Row : Krishna (President), Felicia (Joint 1st Runner Up-Basic U), Abby (2nd Runner Up- Basic U), Binu (Director). Not in picture : Tia (1st Runner Up-Junior U), Krishma (Merit Award-Basic U).
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