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The list of standout students at Oak Bay High school grows by the day. You can add Grade 10 student Robert Lee to the list after the 15-yearold Oak Bay high student scored the highest grade on the Michael Smith Science Challenge, a competition where

Lee took top prize not only across the province – but across the entire country. “He is an amazing young man and we know it and he has that recognition across Canada now,” said science teacher Stephanie Mann. “Our school is producing fine young people, very accomplished young people and we are helping support them to be all they can be.” Mann discovered the University of British Columbia-sponsored challenge online and when she brought the proposal to the nine honours students in her science class including Lee, they

accepted the challenge with one caveat: if the winner came from their class, the $50 prize going to the teacher of the winner, would be put towards an in-class pizza party. The results from the Feb. 25 exam arrived at the end of April and on May 13, they celebrated with a pizza party for the entire class. “I was feeling pretty happy. … It feels good,” the soft spoken Lee said. “I was hoping to do well but I didn’t know. It wasn’t black and white, it wasn’t crystal clear so I wasn’t too sure.” PleAse see: Science students shine, Page A12

Coun. Michelle Kirby is talking the talk, hoping future students walk the walk. With traffic and parking issues coming to a head in several school-side neighbourhoods, Kirby is seeking solutions before they end up as neighbourhood disputes. The answer in part, she said, is a model of active transportation, a global programming infrastructure implemented by partnership between the municipality, schools and the public. “I think we have to work together, it’s too big an issue for just a school principal to handle. I think without collaboration and some kind of cohesive plan we work on together, we won’t see improvement,” Kirby said. “My hope is that we see the five municipalities in school Michelle Kirby district 61 collaborating.” Kirby points to building lifestyle infrastructure for walking school busses, bike trains to and from schools with rides and walks customized to individual communities, including Oak Bay, as investments that concurrently promote healthy and active living for tomorrow and help the environment by reducing carbon emissions from vehicles. She hopes, in essence, to turn bike to school week, into bike to school year. “Why can’t we have paid train leaders and walking school bus leaders so there is a consistent leader there Monday to Friday always available?” Kirby asked. “(Then) parents can count on someone ensuring their child safely goes to school using the bike train or walking school bus.” PleAse see: Program pays off in other districts, Page A3

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A “total team effort” notched a come-from-behind win for Oak Bay High at the junior rugby Island championship Friday in Mill Bay. Oak Bay faced Shawnigan Lake school in the final game of the season to determine a champion. “It was a very tight, wellplayed game by both teams,”

said Pete Atkinson, Oak Bay’s head coach. His boys were down 17-12 at half-time but scored three tries to come back victorious 27-17 when time wound out. “We believed we were going to win, the boys did,” said Atkinson. It was a perfect end to a near-perfect season for the team that lost only two games this year. “It was total team effort. It’s a particularly skilled group of players.” A number of the juniors were named Greater Victoria

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Paid escorts not a solution Have we really come this far? Is our time so strictly scheduled, or is our fear so high, that we are engaging the idea of hiring staff to walk our kids to school? At the risk of sounding like old fogies, most of our generation walked to school (10 miles up hill both ways in three feet of snow Walking problem with no shoes) needs an without the aid of a old-fashioned cure parent, let alone a paid escort. Those of us lucky enough to have an older sibling were dragged along by our pigtails if we dawdled or dragged our feet through the intersection. There were no crossing guards to stop four lanes of traffic and no parent volunteers patrolling the playground watching for our arrival. Miraculously, we survived. Our kids too, walked to school. In the ‘80s and ‘90s, parents would escort elementary-aged kids to avoid “stranger danger” or enlist older kids, friends and neighbours, to be their guide. Volunteer parents or teachers patrolled the playground watching for stragglers and phone lines were dedicated for parents to let the school know ahead of time if their child would not attend. Likewise, if a child did not show up for class, a parent was notified within the hour. Yes, times have changed, but making time to walk or bike to school without taxpayers forking out for a chaperone is a change we don’t think is necessary. Hiring cartographers to map a route to school is just plain silly. Ask any third grader to draw out a sensible path from home to school and within minutes you’ll have your solution. Add 20 minutes to your morning routine, talk to friends and neighbours about sharing the duty of walking or biking kids to school, even carpooling will ease the crush of cars around our schools each day. Getting kids and parents out of vehicles for the commute to and from school is not a matter of dollars, it’s a matter of sense. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: editor@oakbaynews.com or fax 250-386-2624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The OAK BAY NEWS is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

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Are our public schools racist? emphasis on First Nations culture I recently wrote a column on and post-European colonization the proposal to add a mandatory history. high school course on the effects “First Nations studies of Canada’s aboriginal began in elementary residential school policy, school and continued which attracted a range to the last mandatory of responses – some of social studies course which are printable. in Grade 11. I can say I referred to comments with no hesitation that made by B.C. Teachers’ if anything, I have been Federation vice-president informed too often about Glen Hansman at a 2012 the residential schools, aboriginal education and the horrendous conference, where he things that occurred insisted that “racism is the Tom Fletcher there. norm in public schools – B.C. Views “If aboriginal culture still today” because of a courses are poorly colonial perspective that attended, I would be inclined to remains ingrained in our culture. suggest that it is because students Aboriginal education has been are tired of being taught the same built into social studies curriculum limited perspective over and over, for years. It’s come a long way from and, if of European descent, being my high school days, where Mr. Spillers, my Grade 8 English teacher, made to feel somehow responsible for all possible troubles plaguing assigned us an essay proposing First Nations today.” solutions to Canada’s “Indian Another reply I’d like to share problem.” is from Keith Thor Carlson, editor That was 1972, and it was the of the Stó:lo Nation historical only time the subject came up. My atlas I referred to in the column. lone aboriginal classmate wasn’t Carlson is now a history professor around by then. I never saw him at the University of Saskatchewan, again after we graduated from our specializing in the Salish people rural elementary school. of B.C. and the Métis of Northern How are things now? I received Saskatchewan. He writes: a thoughtful letter from a young “We do need to teach the history woman who graduated from high of the First Peoples of this country school in the Okanagan last year. in our schools, and we do need to She writes: keep vigilant about the racism that “The idea that information about continues to haunt the hallways residential schools is not presented and classrooms where our children to students is entirely incorrect. learn. The social studies curriculum that “Of course aboriginal history I went through included a large

should never be reduced to victim history, and with the Stó:lo atlas we sought to show the complexity of aboriginal history, and we sought to show that not only are there aboriginal people in Canada’s history, but that Canada is in aboriginal peoples’ histories. “There were times in the past when aboriginal people were victimized (residential schools being a tragic example), and there were times when aboriginal people showed great agency (retaining the masked dance, and continuing to fish salmon, for example). “Knowing that native society was not a Utopia when Europeans arrived does not take away from the importance of learning about the full history of aboriginal people and their relationship with Canadian society. “And of course, as Ernie Crey has reminded me many times, let’s never forget that native rights are not based on race. Rather, they are rights based on prior occupation. And let’s also not forget that it is British and Canadian law that recognizes aboriginal peoples’ inherent rights. “Let’s teach good history to our youth so they can understand the complex relationship between settler society and aboriginal society. Through knowledge comes understanding and through understanding can come reconciliation.” Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com

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Although the draft of the new plan pays lip service to provision of more affordable housing, experience of such “densification” indicates that old houses are torn down and replaced by two or three large new ones that are not more affordable. Although the draft of the new plan makes repeated reference to the survey that was mailed out to residents, that survey did not ask whether residents favour densification and left residents no way to express opposition to it. If mayor Jensen and Oak Bay council are eager to spur on

Beaches disappearing from community plan When an official community plan is updated, we hope to see an improvement. Two important public goals from the 1981 and 1997 plans have been deleted from the current OCP draft: “to provide clean and safe beach areas for public use” and “to maximize public accessibility and use of the waterfront.” Considering that the whole of the eastern side of Oak Bay consists of waterfront and beaches, we must ask why were these two important goals deleted? Beaches are public assets which must be protected. The word “beaches” has virtually been written out of this document, or replaced with “shoreline.” These two removed goals should be a civic priority. Removing them is irresponsible and retrograde. They should be reinstated.  Helen Slade  Oak Bay

Oak Bay’s growth so that new houses will be built at a much greater rate than CRD forecasts (the draft plan suggests 72 new houses per year instead of the projected 28) then I suggest they campaign on such a change in the fall election before making this new plan the law. I do not recall anyone mentioning this radical change during the last campaign and the residents of Oak Bay are entitled to make their choices known before the bulldozers move in. C.J. Murray Oak Bay

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Mardi Gras madness benefits kids The Rotary Club of Oak Bay held its annual fundraising dinner on May 10 at the Monterey Recreation Centre. More than 200 Rotarians and their guests were warmly welcomed with a hurricane cocktail while they perused silent auction items donated by Rotarians, friends, businesses and organizations from around Victoria. A traditional New Orleans dinner catered by the Monterey Recreation Centre was followed by a live auction. In thanking the club members and other supporters for their excellent teamwork, co-chair of the event, Rotarian and Past District Governor Joan Firkins announced that Mardi Gras Madness raised more than $18,000. The event was supported by more than 80 businesses and organizations from Greater Victoria including the municipality of Oak Bay, the parks and recreation commission and members of the Interact Club of Oak Bay High school. The funds raised by the event will go to support Oak Bay community youth projects. Over the past decade, through several fund raising events such as the Canada Flag Program, the Merrython, poinsettia sales, car raffle, Jail ‘n’ Bail and the annual dinner, members of the Rotary Club of Oak Bay have raised an average of $25,000 per year to support local community and youth literacy programs and another $25,000 per year to support international humanitarian programs. Over the past years the club has contributed to the Carnarvon Water Park, the Oak Bay Teen Centre, Oak Bay Interact Club, Youth Leadership, Habitat for Humanity, Greater

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that the American-born Mirchoff, whose son Beau is a successful Hollywood actor (he played Danny on Desperate Housewives Season 6, and currently stars on MTV’s Awkward), is also a bit of an entertainer. During Taylor’s 10-minute procedure, the pair remained in a perpetual state of side-

splitting, uproarious laughter, as though they weren’t in a doctor’s office at all. “I guarantee you,” says Taylor, red-faced from howling, “that most doctors aren’t nearly as much fun.” “Yeah, other doctors are boring,” Mirchoff cracks before the two break into another gale. When it comes to seniors and their feet, Mirchoff says

that prevention is key. Having that ingrown toenail checked, or getting fitted for a good pair of orthotics can mean the difference between mobility and stagnation. “It’s all about prevention. The passage of time is critical. The more time these conditions are present, the greater the risk.” reporter@oakbaynews.com

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Never too old to talk about the birds and bees N othing is safe when we talk about senior sex I love to surf seniors’ websites, but lately I have been put off by a proliferation of articles about elderly parents dating and having sex. As boomers we all know that our senior parents don’t have sex. It just wouldn’t be right. I recall when I was a lad inadvertently barging into my parents’ bedroom one Sunday morning when they were taking a walk on the wild side. Even though I had no idea what

Brian Kieran was going on they were so mortified that they stopped this unseemly activity altogether. By the time I left home for university they were too old for sex so the issue was moot. I moved on through

life satisfied that most parents stop having sex after the kids are born and the rest stop after they are caught in the act by their impressionable nine-yearolds. Now, I read on caregiverstress.com that our parents are going at it well into their senior years. The New England Journal of Medicine reports that more than 25 per cent of seniors aged 75 to 85 are sexually active. The number rises above 50 per cent for seniors ages 65 to 74. This news just in … according to results of a

survey commissioned by Home Instead Inc. sex is absolutely the last thing adult children want to talk about with their senior parents. Why in heavens name would a boomer like me want to go down such an embarrassing path with a senior parent? Well, CBS News tells me that sexually transmitted diseases have more than doubled over the past decade in the 50 to 90 demographic. Apparently my assumption that my generation is aware of the commonly known risks associated with sexual activity is false. CBS

says senior baby boomers originally became sexually active at a time when free love was relatively free of STDs and ‘safe sex’ was not part of our lexicon. Everythingzoomer.com states the obvious: “No matter how close you are to your senior parent, discussing the details of your loved one’s dating life will likely be a little awkward for the both of you. He or she may feel embarrassed or may not want to talk about it at all.” Regardless, we are urged to have the talk … the same talk most of our par-

ents did not have the courage to have with us when we were 15. So, how does that chat go? “Mom? Got a minute? I hear you’re dating one of your neighbours at Shady Rest … Charlie, the balding guy three doors down on the left. Wanna talk about it?” “I’m mortified. Where did you hear such outlandish gossip, son?” “Down at the bowling alley of all places, mom.” “That’s ridiculous. Which side? Five pin or 10?” “Five.” “That no good bum is cut off.”

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Q&A Gayle Vaughan Gayle Vaughan, 72, was born in Winnipeg Manitoba and at the age of three moved to Victoria where she attended school at Bank Street Elementary (now the Victoria School of Art), Margaret Jenkins Elementary and Oak Bay Junior High. Jokingly Gayle says, “my misspent youth, I was married at 21.” She has three children and two grandchildren. Seven years ago Vaughan moved to the Tillicum area to be closer to family and with that she discovered the Saanich Silver Threads Service at the Les Passmore Centre where she enjoys the ‘guess who is coming to dinner’ and the ‘Monday social tea.’

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Barbara Waldner, 82,is originally from Saskatoon, she and her husband, Harvey, moved to Victoria in 1964 with two little girls and four years later they produced twin boys!  They moved to Cordova Bay in 1965 and she has been widowed for 11 years now.  She says, “Cordova Bay is a perfect place to raise a family and the 55+ Association offers an abundant variety of activities, besides lasting friendships.”  She has 11 grandchildren and two great grandsons and feels fortunate to have all her family living close by.  “Life offers so much to us and I have been fortunate to be able to keep active in my church, theatre, dance, artistic creativity, the For the Love of Africa Society and volunteer work in our wide community.” To keep fit, she cycles walks, exercises and dances, and has started taking ukelele lessons.

Shirley Smirke, 83, has been a part of the Monterey Recreation Centre for about 22 years, taking part in their craft carnival and volunteering at the rummage sale. She loves Saanich for its mixture of farmsand semi-rural atmosphere mixed with developments. She loves walking in her favourite places: Swan Lake and Mount Doug Park. She likes to knit, embroider and does plenty of reading. Her favourite types of books include history, mysteries, biographies and anything that looks good.


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A skedaddle-wide trip will see kids swarm Willows Beach today (May 28) as schools in the district close for job action. “What we’re offering right now is what we offer on pro D days, Skedaddle Camp,” said Erin Stockhill, acting community recreation programmer. “Any family in the community who requires care registers how they would for any of our programs,

through reception and online.” The program runs 8:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. and kids aged five to 12 are divvied into age groups for activities including snack time, games and a trip to Red Fern Park. The groups will gather for a skedaddle-wide (all ages) bus trip to Willows Beach for a couple of hours in the afternoon. Cost is $36 per child for the day for the camp at the main rec centre, 1975 Bee Street. cvanreeuwyk@oakbaynews.com

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REQUIRED: One Level Home Central Oak Bay. Please Call Ellen (250) 818-6441.

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Power smarts win local $1,000 top prize package Arnold Lim News staff

An online quiz turned into a $1,000-prize package for Larry Glowaski. The Oak Bay resident casually signed up for B.C. Hydro’s Power Smart Spring Contest filling out an eight-question quiz on energy efficiency in the home and a month later, he is waking up to a more energyefficient place to live. “First of all it was shock,” Glowaski said with a laugh. “I was trying to make my home a little more energy efficient and filled out the survey. Low and behold I won it, which surprised the heck out of me.” His rising hydro bill prompted the Oak Bay resident to pursue avenues to more cost-effective solutions in his 1946 home, so he gravitated to the Power Smart website where he found the contest. He didn’t think more of it after closing his browser that day, simply reconsidering efficiency options for the home he bought just three years ago. Those tasks are much easier

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Larry Glowaski won an online contest for a Power Smart package from B.C. Hydro. now with the Home Depot prize package featuring a $500 gift card, a smoke detector, a thermostat, Phillips LED bulbs, and Smart-Strip power bars. Power Smart program manager Kari Montrichard said the programs have been positive for both the company and the community and hopes more people get involved.

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“We have seen a number of people come through the Power Smart quiz … and focus on action they can take in their home,” she said. “We encourage our customers around the province to use less electricity and use energy efficiently when it makes sense.” Glowaski, one of five finalists drawn across the province including winners from Williams Lake, Kamloops and Coquitlam, beat out just under 30,000 participants in the contest. BC Hydro serves more than 1.6-million homes and through the Power Smart programs has helped save the equivalent amount of electricity to meet the annual needs of more than 400,000 homes. “I thought there has got to be a better way, so I started looking into it and through Power Smart I did learn there are grants available,” Glowaski said. “One can make ones home a little more energy efficient and it certainly has paid off.” For more information visit bchydro.com/powersmart. alim@vicnews.com

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MARKETPLACE Rock Bay Footwear Designs Inc.

We Sell & Install Vinyl Windows, Solarium Screens & Replace Broken Sealed Units FREE ESTIMATES

Shoemakers & Designers Custom-made and Orthopedic Footwear Victoria • British Columbia

PNR Screens Ltd.

Effort = Concrete Results Locally Owned and Operated

• Ready-Mixed Concrete • Concrete Accessories • Gravity Wall Blocks • Victoria’s Only Liquid Colouring System

250.590.7236 RockBayFootwear.com

6680 Mirah Rd. Saanichton 250-652-4612

765 Industrial Way • www.iconcrete.ca

250-478-0555

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People’s Pharmacy

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of the Shelbourne Valley

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Starbucks

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Squeaky’s Sports & Bikes Laundromat

“COME VISIT US AT SHELBOURNE PLAZA. AFTER ALL, WE’RE FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS!”


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Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - OAK

BAY NEWS

The River Cruise Experts

Portugal, Spain & Douro River Valley

Escorted

Bordeaux, Vineyards & Chateaux Wine Lovers, Fully Inclusive 8 Day France River Cruise

Indulge your passion for food, history, & music as you explore the warmth of Portugal & Spain.

OCT. 26 - NOV. 2, 2014 from

$4,399 +taxes

Escorted from Victoria by Peter & Elizabeth Wheaton “Discover the unparalleled riches of Aquitaine and its charming capitol city, Bordeaux!”

SPECIAL SAVINGS Book by May 31, 2014!

MANDALAY | MINGUN | AMARAPURA | SAGAING | INWA | YANDABO | BAGAN THANTKYI | SALAY | MAGWE | MINHLA | THAYETMYO | PYAY

Christmas Markets River Cruise

Escorted

Golden Treasures of Myanmar 10 Night Escorted Cruise & Land from Mandalay to Yangon + Land

Nov. 26, 2014 from

$1,679 USD +taxes Book by May 31, 2014!

JAN. 15 - 27, 2015

Optional 2 Night Pre-cruise package in Prague. Includes Prepaid Gratuities. Experience a number of enchanting Christmas markets in places such as Regensburg, Salzburg and Vienna, each with its own locatl flavour and traditions. Conclude your holiday cruise in Budapest.

from

$5,450 USD +taxes

Spend two nights in Yangon, Fly to Mandalay and embark upon a 10-Night Cruise to Pyay. Then transfer to Yangon for another overnight stay.

Join us for Afternoon Tea & Discover the World of Viking River Cruises 03 June - 2pm RSVP 250 598-5252 Call for details. 2187 Oak Bay Avenue

• 250 598 5252 • www.athlonetravel.com • Out of town 1 888 987 2351

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BC Reg. 3636


Oak Bay News, May 28, 2014