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Oak Bay teen makes a speedy climb to Canadian national team Christine van Reeuwyk News staff

During the 13 most critical seconds of a competition, Jacob Dorion doesn’t think. The speed-climbing Oak Bay teen lets training take over. “You don’t think about where you’re putting your hands and your feet. You have to know where you’re going,” the 16-year-old explains. “You’re not thinking. You’ve already thought about it. You know what you’re going to do.” “It combines His best time for flying up a 15-metre race wall is that hyper-athletic 12.67 seconds and 7.46s gymnastics with for the 10-metre. Times good enough to snag a a head game. It’s on the Canadian almost like a puzzle.” spot National Youth Climbing - Jacob Dorion Team. “There’s something about speed climbing. It’s dynamic. It’s like a 100-metre sprint except with your whole body,” he says. “It combines that hyper-athletic gymnastics with a head game. It’s almost like a puzzle.” Like many young climbers on the South Island, he trains with The Boulders team at Stelly’s secondary in Central Saanich. Only about 18 months into competitive climbing, his roots run deeper. Dorion started as a lad clambering along with his dad, an avid climber. In search of a sport to really throw himself into, he opted to give climbing a shot. Now a speed specialist, he doesn’t get home most days until around 8 p.m. He trains at the climbing wall five days a week and hits the gym the other two. Weighted pull ups are a favourite (nudge and wink) of the “torture exercises.”

Jacob Dorion climbs along the sea wall near Oak Bay marina. The 16-year old rock climber specializes in speed but enjoys lead climbing as well.

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Broken leg sidelines Oak Bay’s top cop Christine van Reeuwyk News staff

A cycling accident put Oak Bay police’s new chief constable Andy Brinton off work for a while. “He had a very serious accident that put him out of service,” said Mayor Nils Jensen. “He’s expected to be off recuperating.” The avid cyclist broke a leg while out mountain biking the back trails. “We’re in good shape here (at Oak Bay Police). He makes contact every day,” said Const. Rick Anthony, community liaison officer. “It’s no different than if he were on holidays for a few weeks. “And he was wearing a helmet.” cvanreeuwyk@oakbaynews.com

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Leadership students of St. Patrick’s elementary, one of them wearing the lucky leprechaun costume, will lead the Mad Hatter’s Fun Run this weekend, gathering funds for the Victoria Cool Aid Society.

Lucky leprechaun leads runners Parade route run offers early excitement at Oak Bay Tea Party Christine van Reeuwyk News staff

Like the lucky leprechaun leading the three-kilometre Mad Hatter’s Fun Run, the prize table is a much-loved tradition. Leadership students of St. Patrick’s elementary swarmed Estevan and Oak Bay villages in search of top prizes to pick from the table after the fun run this weekend, said teacher Samantha Butler. Approaching businesses builds on the kids’ public speaking skills, while they gather intriguing items for the table. “It’s amazing what the kids get,” she says, recounting the year the kids

any personal care items clamoured to get a little statue donated by an “Victoria Cool like toothpaste, soap and socks,” Butler says. antique store. Aid Society makes “Victoria Cool Aid Society St. Patrick’s has makes sure the items get to organized the race for a sure the items get where they’re needed.” few years now, and they A varying 50 to 100 continue the other tradition to where they’re people of all ages and of giving funds raised back needed.” abilities do the threeto the Every Step Counts - Samantha Butler kilometre run each year program through Victoria during the Oak Bay Tea Cool Aid Society. Party. They also collect donated personal “It follows the parade route right items. before the parade and everyone’s there “So your entry fee would be $5 waiting for the parade and it’s very and a toothbrush. We also collect exciting,” she says. The run starts at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, June 7 at Windsor Park and follows the parade route. Parents with Are you running with the Mad Hatter strollers and babies are encouraged to or marching in the parade? Driving a participate. nail, eating cotton candy? Send us your Pick up your entry form at snaps and selfies and we may print Frontrunners, many Oak Bay stores and them for all of Oak Bay to admire. the school. Email editor@oakbaynews.com cvanreeuwyk@oakbaynews.com

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Oak Bay’s senior girls soccer team finished third in B.C. “I’m ecstatic with third,” said coach Brent Garraway. “It’s a good accomplishment for the girls.” They lost to Delta in the semi final and defeated Panorama Ridge in the bronze medal game. Holly Goodacre continued her topscorer ways with five goals over the tournament. Teammate Caroline Crossley missed the bronze medal game to compete Holly Goodacre at track and field provincials. “I definitely wouldn’t be able to do what some of the girls were able to do,” Carraway said, clearly impressed with the players who participated in both provincial competitions held on the same weekend. With only four returning starters this season, it took some serious teamwork to get to that point. Much of the dedication came from an off-field goal, to raise $10,000 for cancer research. The team is still tallying the total but fear they may come up shy of that target. To donate to their cause go to donate.bccancerfoundation.com/goto/ OakBaysrgirlssoccer. cvanreeuwyk@oakbaynews.com

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New OCP may be a developer’s dream The new Official Community Plan (OCP) draft reads like a developer’s wish list with all the expansion propaganda clichés included. Given council’s reckless densification proposals, they need to explain how they think they will protect existing residents’ privacy, views and sunlight from these over-developments. They must also explain how their excessive densification plans will maintain Oak Bay’s character. I don’t believe residents understand exactly what zoning policies of this magnitude will mean, what the real impacts will be, and how this will affect everyone. This OCP development document will open the floodgates to ad hoc, unplanned development and there will be no way to control it – or our growth as a community. The one per cent annual growth figure is particularly deceitful and deliberately misleading. How, for instance, would you restrict the number of applications for duplexes or laneway housing? How would you limit the number of large houses being divided into apartments? Would council tell some owners they can develop and exclude others? The same negative impacts on neighbours by allowing monster houses will occur – only in much larger proportions. Additionally, no more amenities will be provided to serve the new population – instead new and existing residents will pay increased user fees to contain use of the existing facilities. As we know, basement suites do not pay their way and there is no way, given Oak Bay’s budget and staffing limits, to enforce regulation. If there were, every municipality would do so. Throw in the illegal laneway housing, triplexes, 300 square foot units, etc. and taxes will have to be raised accordingly. Council’s next step will be to hurriedly change our zoning bylaw to reflect these OCP extensive densification objectives – opening Oak Bay up to rapid marketing of inappropriate, unwanted change. These development initiatives will significantly increase traffic, parked cars, commuters, illegal suites and other structures, noise, service cuts and also substantially increase taxes. All other communities that have introduced these OCP development objectives have experienced these impacts. It has been proven time and time again this type of densification does not lead to prosperity, instead it increases municipal budgets and lowers living standards. Anthony Mears Oak Bay

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police cars usually produces 110 Last week, I was off duty and to 120 decibels and that should walking through one of our be more than adequate warning. beautiful Oak Bay neighborhoods when suddenly the peace and quiet The emergency lights on police vehicles have vastly improved was interrupted by the wailing over the past 20 years and now sirens of police cars on their way with high-intensity, multito an emergency call. strobes and flashing wigOf course being a wag headlights, there is police officer, I wonder no excuse for not seeing what’s going on, where a police car coming – if the problem is and hope you’re paying attention. the attending officers get If you do see a police there safely and are able vehicle coming up from to help whoever called behind you with all the for assistance. emergency equipment on, What I saw as the cars you can be sure it’s for a appeared one by one and only seconds apart, Rick Anthony good reason. Section 177 of the was quite troubling. On The Road Motor Vehicle Act states: None of the cars that the “On the immediate police vehicles came up approach of an emergency vehicle behind made any effort to move giving an audible signal by a bell, to the right or yield by any means siren or exhaust whistle, and to an obvious emergency vehicle showing a visible flashing red light, going Code 3 (lights and sirens). except when otherwise directed by I could understand it if only a peace officer, a driver must yield the emergency lights were on the right of way, and immediately but the standard siren on the

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drive to a position parallel to and as close as possible to the nearest edge or curb of the roadway, clear of an intersection, and stop and remain in that position until the emergency vehicle has passed.” If you have heard an approaching emergency vehicle and have done the right thing and pulled over or yielded the right of way to them, please remember once it has passed you, to check to see if it’s safe to proceed. Many times one police car or ambulance will be followed by a second one also going Code 3. Remember that the police car, ambulance or fire truck you yield to could be going to assist someone you know and care about. Knowing your surroundings and what’s going on around you at all times while you are driving is crucial. Const. Rick Anthony is Community Liaison Officer with the Oak Bay Police Department.

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Centennial celebration Oak Bay United Church marks 100 years with a party

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The cornerstone fulfills its role so well it is immoveable. There for 100 years, the congregation at Oak Bay United considered removing it to access a time capsule planted there when it was placed a century ago. It seems, however, integral to the structure and costly to remove. “They could find no evidence of a time capsule in there,” added Ken Adsett, co-ordinator of the centennial celebrations. Aside from the cost, the only reference found in their archives indicates the capsule could be anywhere along the corner pillar. But they’ll still hold a party to celebrate the centennial of placing that cornerstone. “Well have the normal service in the morning 10 to 11, then move outside under the Dogwood trees,” he said. “We’ll have a look at the cornerstone, rededicate it, then move down into the back garden for a barbecue,” Adsett said. “Maybe we’ll make our own little capsule and stash it away somewhere.” They’ll set a “modern record” during services that day welcoming 16 new members to the church. “Some are coming from other parts of the country and others joining for the first time,” Adsett said. A number of community leaders and Masons, who were integral in the build a century ago, are expected to attend the June 8 event at Oak Bay United Church, 1355 Mitchell St. cvanreeuwyk@oakbaynews.com

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Ken Adsett, co-ordinator of the Centennial Celebrations at Oak Bay United Church hopes people will come out to celebrate 100 years of the cornerstone being set into place.

Did you know? The Centennial Celebrations team has several events planned to help celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Church. n June 7: the church will participate in the Oak Bay Tea Party Parade. n June 8: A special service and re-enactment of the laying of the 1914 Cornerstone takes place. (Dress up in 1914 fashions.) n July 6: Oak Bay United Church will join other Victoria Presbytery Churches in the Pride Parade, bearing witness to Christ’s extravagant welcome. Meet at the fountain in Centennial Square at 11:45 a.m. Everyone is welcome to join for the march to MacDonald Park, or just come by to cheer.

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Victoria’s version of the Amazing Race is taking place on June 8 with hundreds of local businesses participating. The UrbaCity Challenge is an urban adventure race and fundraiser for The Prostate Centre, and this year the course was designed by an Oak Bay native. Jonathan Willcocks of Vancouver’s Pinnacle Pursuits is thrilled to be at the helm as the “mastermind” behind the event. “I don’t want to give away too many specifics, but we have so many unbelievable draw prizes … the more people pledge, the higher level of draw prize they’re eligible for,” he said. Hosted by Maximus Canada since 2010, UrbaCity is marketed as a strategic adventure race that begins at Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre and winds its way through downtown to various challenge stations. Teams of two and four are encouraged to raise minimum pledges to compete, while corporate team categories add to the playful competition. “There are so many ways to strategize – it makes it superfun,” Willcocks said. Teams can choose from brain, brawn or ultra racer categories, while corporate teams can register to face-off against one another. This year’s race also has a social media component, with pre-race questions being posted on their Facebook page. Willcocks is even taking part personally, posting photos of himself in a variety of Victoria locations. “It’s kind of a Where’s Waldo, except it’s Where’s Jono?” he said. “The first one to respond gets access to a challenge before the race,” he said. Contributions last year helped raise $15,000 for Victoria’s Prostate Centre. “This year, we have already achieved

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Discover gems at Teeny Tiny Garden Tour Discover some of Greater Victoria’s smallest backyard gems when 13 garden owners open their gates for the ninth annual Teeny Tiny Garden Tour in support of Victoria Hospice. Avid gardeners and garden dreamers will find endless ideas and wonder. Gardens range from English country to xeriscaping, and include everything from waterfalls, to veggie gardens, simple ways of discouraging deer, and inspirations from as far away as Mexico and the Arctic. Also included in this year’s

tour is Abkhazi Garden, which at only one acre is a true treasure. This self-guided tour runs on Sunday, June 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Neighborhoods featured this year include Oak Bay, Arbutus, Gordon Head, Lake Hill and Royal Oak. Tickets are $25, on sale now at Thrifty Foods, Dig This, Capital Iron – Downtown, Mayfair Shopping Centre concierge desk, Victoria Hospice Thrift Boutique and Victoria Hospice. editor@oakbaynews.com

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Allot of plotting Susan Hawkins, left, and Frank Jackson enjoy a little downtime in the Oak Bay Community Garden. The District of Oak Bay currently has 26 allotment garden plots next to Bowker Creek on Monteith Street, to find out more about these plots call the District at 250-592-7275.

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“He’s very passionate about climbing and he works very hard,” said Kimanda Jarzebiak, chair of the not-forprofit society that runs the Boulders. At the recent national championships in Montreal, all 12 of the Boulders’ speed athletes earned places in the finals; 10 took home medals. While Dorion finished fourth,

it was only by threehundredths of a second and a personal best. As a member of the national team, Dorion plans to attend training camp in Canmore, Alta. the first week of July and has invites to attend World Cup competition on the Pacific Island of New Caledonia and the Pan Am Games in Mexico in November. “Climbing has one of the best communities, … I feel close to people all over the country,”

he says. “I’ve trained with some of the best climbers in the world.” Just last week Dorion’s coach Libor Hroza, who hopes to challenge the 15-metre wall world record, flew up the Boulders’ speed wall in six seconds. It wasn’t official or documented, but impressive enough with just his climbers watching. Boulders boasts the highest number of speed climbers on the national team. “I find it really useful

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$

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2010 FORD EDGE SPORT Talk about a fancy vehicle! This BEAUTIFUL blue Edge is not only AWD, it’s one of the coolest rides on the road! DO NOT MISS OUT! Stk#T15682

25,495

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2012 FORD F250 XLT Finding a gas F-250 is not easy to do! Save yourself the immediate loss of buying new and look at our like-new 2012 that is still extensively covered by Ford’s factory warranty! Stk#D15653

27,995

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2008 FORD F350 LARIAT Super Cab, Super Duty, 4X4, leather diesel, this Lariat is the ultimate mix of comfort, size and style, BC ONLY! Stk#C16139

23,995

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2013 FORD FLEX SEL This new generation Escape has a beautiful panorama roof, rear parking sensors, MyFord Touch with navigation and many more features! Come see what the future of SUV’s looks like, this is the perfect one for you! Stk#V16110

29,995

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2010 FORD FOCUS SES

Stk #D16230

Stk #T16255

AWD, VANCOUVER ISLAND ONLY! Newly machined front and rear brake rotors!

30,495

29,995

$

$

A great little commuter car that hugs the road. If you are looking for a car that is reliable and great on gas don’t miss out!

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30,995

$

Stk #S16186

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

15,495

$

2006 FORD F250 SUPER DUTY BC ONLY! Heated Leather Seats, moonroof, NAV, A/C. Rear View Camera, 18” Premium Painted Luxury Wheels! Stk #D15869A

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2010 FORD FUSION SPORT

2011 FORD TAURUS SEL

Stk #D15980

Stk #S16162

AWD, leather, moonroof, htd seats, leather, dual exhaust and a 3.5L V6 that will blow your doors off while still saving at the pumps!

13,995

$

$

AWD, A/C, alloys, pwr group and so much more to offer! Come and see for yourself why we are number one!

15,995

20,495

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2011 FORD FLEX LTD.

2011 FORD RANGER XL

2011 FORD ESCAPE XLT

2011 FORD F250 XLT

2012 FORD ESCAPE XLT

2012 FORD F150 XL

With intelligent AWD this smart system distributes 100% available torque to the tire/tires with the most traction on top of that it includes traction control to help prevent wheel slip during acceleration, as well as advance trac with roll stability control is always on and working for you.

Supercab, 2WD, 6 cyl., auto.

Stk #S16271

A perfect Island vehicle and this 4WD does not disappoint! With the wet trunk storage it is ready made for the beach! Come see why we’re number one!

Stk #F16006

24,495

16,495

$

16,495

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2013 FORD FOCUS SE

2013 FORD FUSION SE

2009 FORD F250 XLT

Stk#D15478A

With only 12,936kms on the odometre how could you go wrong?! This Focus sports the SE Sport Package, includes heated seats and the second-to-none Sync Bluetooth Connectivity System! Stk#V15947

18,995

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2008 FORD FOCUS Keep it simple and Economical, a great commuter car! Stk#D15528A

7,495

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2013 FORD FUSION SE BC ONLY! Heated leather seats, moonroof, NAV, A/C, rear view camera, 18” premium painted luxury wheels.

Stk #C16070

22,995

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

4X4, super cab, auto, at less than 105,000 kms this Super Duty is ready to get hauling for you!

4 cyl, auto, leather, pwr group, and so much more! Stk#D15706

Stk #X15687A

SOLD

Stk #Z16108

Auto, a great reliable truck! Whether you need a vehicle for towing your trailer this summer or you just need the capacity of a truck; look no further and check this out!

4WD, auto, great, clean SUV with room for the whole family!

Stk #V16153

Stk #D15433A

17,995

17,995

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2009 FORD FLEX

Ford Factory 18” Alloy Wheels, ample Horsepower & Torque from the fuel-efficient 3.5 litre 6-Cylinder engine, clad with Fog Lamps, Tinted Windows, and Dual-Tipped Exhaust, this 2009 Ford Flex SEL looks outstanding.

2008 FORD EDGE LTD.

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2008 FORD F150 STX Flareside 4.2L V6. Ready for summer!

AWD, auto, leather, moonroof, heated seats.

Stk #K16021

Stk #Z16069

Stk #D15773A

22,995

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2008 FORD SRW SUPER DUTY 4WD, Super Cab, this truck has it all, Comfort, size and power! Come and see why we’re number one! Stk#K16222A

2007 FORD MUSTANG

No accidents! Great tires! 2 new outer tie rod ends! This is the longest running sports car in North America, come find out why! Summer’s just around the bend!

Stk #D16050

18,995

Automatic, Sunroof, no declarations, Hybrid, Ford Sync, power roof, power seats, power windows, keyless entry, just 164,000 kms.

$

12,495

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

17,495

18,495

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2006 FORD F150 HARLEY DAVIDSON The baddest F-150 ever to come off the line. This jam-packed SuperCab has unique chromed billet-style grille to the massive 22” polished forged aluminum wheels.

13,995

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2013 FORD TAURUS LTD.

SOLD

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Stk #S15998

$

28,995

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Machined Front Rotors – New Fuel Filter, Great Price!

Stk #T16124

Stk #T15701A

7,995

7,995

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2011 FORD F250 XLT

Riding atop 17” Ford Alloy Wheels with the 4-Wheel-Drive system receiving ample power from the outstanding 6.2 liter 8-Cylinder Engine through the 6-Speed Automatic Transmission.

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2014 FORD MUSTANG GT CONVERTIBLE Summer is almost here! Why go new for your DREAM CONVERTIBLE? Just 14,270 kms.

Stk #C16161

Stk #Z16109A

Stk #V15968

$

2005 FORD FOCUS ZXW

BC ONLY! New front brake pads and machined rotors!

18,995

ALL NEW TIRES! NEW WINDSHIELD! Removeable Tailgate w/lock. Just getting starting to get broken in, this Super Duty is ready to tow, haul and MOVE for YOU!

24,888

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2005 FORD ESCAPE XLT

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2012 FORD F350 XL

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Stk #D15340

$

20O9 FORD ESCAPE HEV

21,495

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Stk #S16071A

$

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(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

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4X4, Super Crew, Auto, New brakes - pads and rotors.

1 R YEA

2008 FORD F150 XLT

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of the

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Stk #C16161

D

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

VICTORIA NEWS

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2012

36,995

$

go new for your DREAM CONVERTIBLE? This GT Mustang has just 14,270 kms. This 5.0 will blow you away with 420 hp while still being surprisingly fuel efficient!

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24,995

36,995

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

COLWOOD 250-478-7603 1772 Island Hwy.

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

DL #30897


Experience the very best that Vancouver Island has to offer. Save yourself the painful loss in buying new and buy LIKE NEW! Fully loaded this GT is a perfect car for summer. Stk #D16259

Stk #V16110

33,995

30,495

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2010 FORD EDGE SPORT Talk about a fancy vehicle! This BEAUTIFUL blue Edge is not only AWD, it’s one of the coolest rides on the road! DO NOT MISS OUT! Stk#T15682

25,495

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2012 FORD F250 XLT Finding a gas F-250 is not easy to do! Save yourself the immediate loss of buying new and look at our like-new 2012 that is still extensively covered by Ford’s factory warranty! Stk#D15653

27,995

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2008 FORD F350 LARIAT Super Cab, Super Duty, 4X4, leather diesel, this Lariat is the ultimate mix of comfort, size and style, BC ONLY! Stk#C16139

23,995

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2013 FORD FLEX SEL This new generation Escape has a beautiful panorama roof, rear parking sensors, MyFord Touch with navigation and many more features! Come see what the future of SUV’s looks like, this is the perfect one for you! Stk#V16110

29,995

FOR WHAT WE WANT!

75 FORDS SAVE IN-STOCK THOUSANDS OVER NEW! PRICES GOOD FOR ONE WEEK ONLY! MUST GO!!!

2013 FORD ESCAPE TITANIUM 2013 Ford ESCAPE TITANIUM AWD, auto, this sporty SUV with an upmarket look has great curb appeal, with roomy interior and options to suit all your needs there’s no reason to look any further! At this price – don’t wait, come in and test drive today! Stk#T16149

2013 FORD ESCAPE TITANIUM

2010 FORD FOCUS SES

Stk #D16230

Stk #T16255

AWD, VANCOUVER ISLAND ONLY! Newly machined front and rear brake rotors!

30,495

29,995

$

$

A great little commuter car that hugs the road. If you are looking for a car that is reliable and great on gas don’t miss out!

LA

BEST P

4WD, navigation, ECOBoost and more! This Escape is ready for you and your family! With this attractive package there isn’t much competition that can top the mileage, performance, comfort or interior size in this SUV class. Priced to Sell!!

30,995

$

Stk #S16186

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

15,495

$

2006 FORD F250 SUPER DUTY BC ONLY! Heated Leather Seats, moonroof, NAV, A/C. Rear View Camera, 18” Premium Painted Luxury Wheels! Stk #D15869A

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2010 FORD FUSION SPORT

2011 FORD TAURUS SEL

Stk #D15980

Stk #S16162

AWD, leather, moonroof, htd seats, leather, dual exhaust and a 3.5L V6 that will blow your doors off while still saving at the pumps!

13,995

$

$

AWD, A/C, alloys, pwr group and so much more to offer! Come and see for yourself why we are number one!

15,995

20,495

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2011 FORD FLEX LTD.

2011 FORD RANGER XL

2011 FORD ESCAPE XLT

2011 FORD F250 XLT

2012 FORD ESCAPE XLT

2012 FORD F150 XL

With intelligent AWD this smart system distributes 100% available torque to the tire/tires with the most traction on top of that it includes traction control to help prevent wheel slip during acceleration, as well as advance trac with roll stability control is always on and working for you.

Supercab, 2WD, 6 cyl., auto.

Stk #S16271

A perfect Island vehicle and this 4WD does not disappoint! With the wet trunk storage it is ready made for the beach! Come see why we’re number one!

Stk #F16006

24,495

16,495

$

16,495

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2013 FORD FOCUS SE

2013 FORD FUSION SE

2009 FORD F250 XLT

Stk#D15478A

With only 12,936kms on the odometre how could you go wrong?! This Focus sports the SE Sport Package, includes heated seats and the second-to-none Sync Bluetooth Connectivity System! Stk#V15947

18,995

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2008 FORD FOCUS Keep it simple and Economical, a great commuter car! Stk#D15528A

7,495

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2013 FORD FUSION SE BC ONLY! Heated leather seats, moonroof, NAV, A/C, rear view camera, 18” premium painted luxury wheels.

Stk #C16070

22,995

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

4X4, super cab, auto, at less than 105,000 kms this Super Duty is ready to get hauling for you!

4 cyl, auto, leather, pwr group, and so much more! Stk#D15706

Stk #X15687A

SOLD

Stk #Z16108

Auto, a great reliable truck! Whether you need a vehicle for towing your trailer this summer or you just need the capacity of a truck; look no further and check this out!

4WD, auto, great, clean SUV with room for the whole family!

Stk #V16153

Stk #D15433A

17,995

17,995

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2009 FORD FLEX

Ford Factory 18” Alloy Wheels, ample Horsepower & Torque from the fuel-efficient 3.5 litre 6-Cylinder engine, clad with Fog Lamps, Tinted Windows, and Dual-Tipped Exhaust, this 2009 Ford Flex SEL looks outstanding.

2008 FORD EDGE LTD.

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2008 FORD F150 STX Flareside 4.2L V6. Ready for summer!

AWD, auto, leather, moonroof, heated seats.

Stk #K16021

Stk #Z16069

Stk #D15773A

22,995

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2008 FORD SRW SUPER DUTY 4WD, Super Cab, this truck has it all, Comfort, size and power! Come and see why we’re number one! Stk#K16222A

2007 FORD MUSTANG

No accidents! Great tires! 2 new outer tie rod ends! This is the longest running sports car in North America, come find out why! Summer’s just around the bend!

Stk #D16050

18,995

Automatic, Sunroof, no declarations, Hybrid, Ford Sync, power roof, power seats, power windows, keyless entry, just 164,000 kms.

$

12,495

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

17,495

18,495

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2006 FORD F150 HARLEY DAVIDSON The baddest F-150 ever to come off the line. This jam-packed SuperCab has unique chromed billet-style grille to the massive 22” polished forged aluminum wheels.

13,995

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2013 FORD TAURUS LTD.

SOLD

www.galaxymotors.net

Stk #S15998

$

28,995

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Machined Front Rotors – New Fuel Filter, Great Price!

Stk #T16124

Stk #T15701A

7,995

7,995

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2011 FORD F250 XLT

Riding atop 17” Ford Alloy Wheels with the 4-Wheel-Drive system receiving ample power from the outstanding 6.2 liter 8-Cylinder Engine through the 6-Speed Automatic Transmission.

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2014 FORD MUSTANG GT CONVERTIBLE Summer is almost here! Why go new for your DREAM CONVERTIBLE? Just 14,270 kms.

Stk #C16161

Stk #Z16109A

Stk #V15968

$

2005 FORD FOCUS ZXW

BC ONLY! New front brake pads and machined rotors!

18,995

ALL NEW TIRES! NEW WINDSHIELD! Removeable Tailgate w/lock. Just getting starting to get broken in, this Super Duty is ready to tow, haul and MOVE for YOU!

24,888

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2005 FORD ESCAPE XLT

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

2012 FORD F350 XL

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Stk #D15340

$

20O9 FORD ESCAPE HEV

21,495

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

Stk #S16071A

$

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

2013 FORD ESCAPE SEL

INDUSTRY LEADING 155 POINT INSPECTIONS WE HAVE 12 LENDERS AND 450 VEHICLES TO CHOOSE FROM! GET THE CREDIT AND THE VEHICLE YOU WANT.

2013 FORD ESCAPE SEL

19th

3.99%

FA B U L O U S F O R D F R I D AY !

This new generation Escape has a beautiful panorama roof, rear parking sensors, MyFord Touch with navigation and many more features! Come see what the future of SUV’s looks like, this is the perfect one for you!

BEST P LA

LA

BEST P

2014 FORD MUSTANG GT

1

VICTORIA NEWS

R YEA

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

18th

Voted

Best City

of the

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19,995

$

17th

BUY A U SE TO

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Stk #D15406

VICTORIA NEWS

CE

2013

4X4, Super Crew, Auto, New brakes - pads and rotors.

1 R YEA

2008 FORD F150 XLT

Best City

of the

E HICL VE

Stk #C16161

D

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

VICTORIA NEWS

Voted

2012

36,995

$

go new for your DREAM CONVERTIBLE? This GT Mustang has just 14,270 kms. This 5.0 will blow you away with 420 hp while still being surprisingly fuel efficient!

1

BUY A U SE TO

R YEA

2014 FORD MUSTANG GT CONVERTIBLE Summer is almost here! Why

16th

Best City

of the

CE

FROM

WE CAN HELP YOU GET APPROVED

250-

VICTORIA NEWS

Voted

2011

NO PROBLEM!

1 R YEA

RATES

Divorce? Bankruptcy? Bad Credit? No Credit?

478-7603

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Best City

of the

2010

PRICES IN EFFECT UNTIL JUNE 9, 2014

VANCOUVER ISLAND’S #1 USED CAR DEALER

BUY A U SE TO

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36,995

$

$

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

COLWOOD 250-478-7603 1772 Island Hwy.

(+ $499 Documentation Fee & Tax)

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Quality, cost conscious key to restoration Our classic and collector car expert continues today with the second part of his four-part series on the restoration of public relations executive Laura Ballance’s rare 1967 Ford Mustang T5 by 360 Fabrication in Abbotsford. The restoration business has changed a great deal – in the past, most auto body repair shops would only take on such work when their collision work dried up. Now it’s very specialized work and I’m often asked if I can recommend a restoration shop. To be honest with you, I would be hard pressed to come up with enough names to fill the fingers of one hand.

‘‘

The secret to controlling the work is to perform all of the tasks in-house with perhaps the exception of chrome plating..

’’

Nigel Matthews

But I have no hesitation in saying that I doubt there is one in the entire country that restores and builds as many custom cars as 360 Fabrication in Abbotsford.

They control the costs and track the daily progress by using a number of management systems and a Gantt chart. The secret to controlling the work is to perform all of the tasks in-house with perhaps the exception of chrome plating. During my time in the trade, costs would keep mounting up and either the customer or the technician, who worked on a flat rate (piecework) basis, would end up short-changed, resulting in ill feelings between the shop owner, his staff and the customer mainly caused by the lack of communication and too many assumptions. Laura Ballance’s original plan was to have a sympathetic restoration

performed, replacing only what was necessary. But cars are no different than houses, boats and planes, so when the Mustang was disassembled and stripped they discovered that probably the only thing holding the car together was Laura’s father’s DIY welding! The Mustang is a relatively easy car to restore in terms of obtaining new parts. In this case, by the time the air chisel and plasma cutter was put away the only major sheet metal components left was the roof, “A” pillars, rocker-panels, bulkhead and the two front frame rails and the rear section of the floor. I have heard the expression “better than new” a few times over the years and have often wondered how can it be better than new? But it can. Today’s restorations have improved with the help of new technology such as compression fit welding equipment, seam sealers

and paint products including epoxy primers, spray on polyester fillers and the waterborne color coats with a clear coat finish. These products are far superior to anything that came off the production line during the ‘60s. Rick Francoeur and his team at 360 always allow the customer to be in control and understand customer needs and expectations, even down to the smallest senti-

mental detail. However, sometimes they have to advise the client for their own benefit, sometimes financial, safety related or future re-sale value. Laura wanted the Mustang refinished metallic blue, all the rage during the ‘60s and the car she remembers. But if the car is to retain its value and to represent how it came off the production line as a rare T5, it had to be painted its original Ford Paint Code

Z, an interesting colour called Sauterne Gold Irid. This colour combined with a black interior and vinyl roof will make the car a real eye-catcher.

Next week we will look into the mechanical component restoration and exterior trim replacement. Nigel Matthews is the director of sales and marketing for Hagerty Insurance Canada. nmatthews@hagerty.com

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Barbarians finish fourth at B.C.’s bronze medal game to Lord Byng of Vancouver. Captain James Carson was named to the commissioner’s 15 (the rugby equivalent of the all-star team).

Oak Bay High’s senior boys rugby team capped a successful season with a fourth-place finish at provincials. The Barbarians lost the

Danika Postle leans in during the senior girl’s high jump competition in Langley last weekend.

It wrapped a great season that saw them capture the seven-a-side Islands, and retain the Howard Russell city AAA rugby champions. cvanreeuwyk@oakbaynews.com

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“We had eight girls co-ordinating to go back and forth. Some of our best athletes were trying to do that,” Sheffer said. Grade 10 student Caroline Crossley, for example played four soccer games and ran two 100 metre relays and three 400 metre races over the weekend. A total of 17 Oak Bay High athletes cracked the top eight standings. Among them are Mick Taylor 400-metre champion, Lucas Petruzelli silver medalist in men’s pole vault and Danika Postle, second in triple jump. The men’s 4x400 relay was second in the province while the junior boys relay topped the podium with 4x100 gold. “We tend to do quite well in the relays. We have some success there,” Sheffer said. “It’s a pretty high standard. We’ve won 10 championships in the last 14 years, and come second the other years.” cvanreeuwyk@oakbaynews.com

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Q: WHAT CAN I DO TO SPRUCE UP MY YARD WHEN SELLING MY HOME? Scrub away the dirt – Clean moss-covered or stained pathways or concrete areas with a power washer, and use it on outside walls too, if not painting the house. Freshen up the colour – Put a coat of paint on arbors, fences and gates and other wooden elements to cross that off the buyers’ to-do list See your yard from the inside out – View sight lines to the garden and grounds from inside. Place tasteful garden art in prominent places near windows; perhaps colourco-ordinate the item with interior decorations. Stage your patio – Set outdoor tables with place mats, and attractive plates and flatware, as if guests were coming over. Do you have a homebuying or selling story to share? Email ddescoteau@ vicnews.com To advertise in Homefinder, contact Oliver Sommer at: osommer@black press.ca

NET UNCONDITIONAL SALES MAY 2014 / MAY 2013 NEW LISTINGS FOR MONTH, MAY 2014/ MAY 2013 ACTIVE RESIDENTIAL LISTINGS PEAK MAY 2014/ MAY 2013

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Tidy grounds make a good first impression Do it yourself or spend a little to clean up unruly yard Don Descoteau News staff

Green, freshly cut grass, healthy plants or flowers and generally tidy grounds go a long way when it comes to selling your home. Says Victoria Real Estate Board president Tim Ayres, typically not one to trot out clichés, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” The state of a home’s outside property is literally the first thing people notice when they arrive for a showing or a drive-by viewing. “You can probably get a pass on your landscaping in the winter, but once spring and summer come, everybody notices. It’s a big deal to have a nice-looking property,” Ayres says. In terms of bang for the buck, spending $200 to $300 on bark mulch and potted plants can be one of the best investments a home seller can make to spruce up their lot, he adds. Niki Ottosen, owner of Gardener for Hire and a certified horticulturist, often gets phone calls from homeowners or real estate agents looking for help tidying up homes before they’re put on the market. “They want a quick cleanup and they want ideas on how to make it look good before they take pictures,” she says. For simple freshen-ups, she advises clients to redefine the edges

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Niki Ottosen, a certified horticulturalist, says something as simple as spreading fresh bark mulch in garden beds can enhance the overall look of the yard for home sellers. of garden beds, spend some time weeding and add some bark mulch to gardens or around plants. “It adds curb appeal and shows people that you take care of your place.” With people living busy lives and spending precious spare time on

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things they enjoy more, not everyone will be interested or motivated to go to town on their yard, Ottosen says. “What I find is a lot of people find gardening overwhelming. They’re OK doing painting and stuff, but

when it comes to gardening (it seems like) a lot of work. It’s hard work and if you don’t know what you’re doing, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and double your workload. But with a few little trade secrets it can make your work easier.” Some homeowners don’t know how to get started so they don’t want to get started, she says. “We do know the short cuts and know how to do it really fast. And after, people are very thankful for the help.” That fact – not to mention Greater Victoria’s mild climate – has helped the local residential and commercial gardening and landscaping industry blossom in recent years. Ayres, an admitted “non-gardener,” has a go-to landscaper he works with on a regular basis for situations where the homeowner may not wish to tackle the job, or on vacated properties for sale that need to be maintained. While a neat and tidy lot is a must, there’s a fine line between having a nice garden and one that looks like way too much work, he says. “Having too elaborate a garden might turn some people off. But you might also get someone who sees it as a real plus.” Ottosen agrees. “When they’re looking to buy a home, people look for what they have to do. If the gardening part of it is already done, it’s a weight off of them,” she says. Ayres, the veteran Realtor, leaves home sellers with a simple plan: “If you’re trying to sell your home this spring or summer, keep your lawn green. Use your watering days.” ddescoteau@vicnews.com

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Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Philip Illingworth, 250-477-7291

1735 Emerson Street, $397,000

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Donna Gabel, 250-882-0224

501-68 Songhees Rd., $379,000

Sunday 2-4 Boorman’s Dean Boorman, 250-882-0234

406-66 Songhees Rd., $394,900

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

733A Humboldt (200 Douglas)

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

5-1019 Pemberton Rd, $575,000

Saturday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Fred Lerch, 250-889-2528

OAK BAY 2531 Wootton Cres., $599,000

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheryl Bejcar, 250-592-4422

2701 Burdick Ave., $649,900

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Robyn Hamilton, 250-216-7366

1520 York Place, $899,000 Saturday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Fred Lerch, 250-881-4440

301-2605 Windsor Rd, $409,900

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Doug Poruchny, 250-474-4800

VIEW ROYAL

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Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty

2136 Meadow Vale Dr, $634,900

818 Queens Ave., $528,000 Saturday 2-4 Sunday 2-4 Boorman’s Jane Lewis, 250-595-1535

1-1309 Mckenzie Ave, $368,000

Saturday 11-1 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Tim McNaughton, 250-896-0600

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Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Dylan Hagreen, 778-977-6900

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Real Estate Ltd. 105-2829 Arbutus Rd., David Rusen, 250-413-7594 $695,000

1140 Colville Road, $409,900

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Mike Hartshorne, 250-474-6003

1140 Colville Road, $409,900

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Mike Hartshorne, 250-474-6003

SAANICH EAST 115-1009 Mckenzie Ave, $180,000 Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Kevin Sing, 250-477-7291

898 Swan St., $679,900

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

3712 Kootenay Pl., $599,000

DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jenn Raappana, 250-474-6003

Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheryl Bejcar, 250-592-4422

33 Knollwood Rd., $524,900

3985 Blenkinsop Rd., $835,000

Saturday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Brad MacLaren, 250-727-5448

#106-3258 Alder Street, $219,900

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jean Omelchenko, 250-474-6003

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

Saturday 12:30-2 SmartMove Real Estate Linda Clark, 250-380-6683

103 3258 Alder Street, $214,900

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Dylan Hagreen, 778-977-6900

16-1063 Valewood Trail, $626,600 Saturday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Peter Gray, 250-744-3301

4049 Nelthorpe Street, $983,000

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Hiro Nakatani, 250-661-4476

4035 Saanich Rd., $464,900

Saturday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Gaylene Salina, 250-479-3333

Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Laurie Abram, 250-812-1771

Picture Perfect

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This flat, sunny acre home is an idyllic dream come true. A soaring ceiling and majestic fireplace greets you, open to the kitchen and nearby guest wing. Luxuriate in the master loft with fireplace and spa retreat. Or enjoy the private backyard haven with green house, deck, and relaxing gazebo. The 2-level garage is perfect for studio or Cottage wows the mechanical mind! Perfect for those who love exploring the nearby hiking/horse trails; 6.83 acres of which are jointly owned by you! $739,000

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Sanctuary in the City

629 Sedger Rd., $460,000

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Mike McColluch, 250-592-4422

5-5156 Cordova Bay Rd, $419,900 Sunday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Brad Gregory, 250-744-3301

4091 Dawnview Cres.

4210 Quadra St., $549,900

1581 Mileva Lane, $999,000

2600 Arbutus Road, $629,900

Saturday 1-3 Macdonald Realty Ltd. Eleanor Smith, 250-818-6662

414-1005 Mckenzie Ave, $185,900 Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Dave Philps, 250-477-7291

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

SAANICH PENINSULA

103 2326 Harbour Road, $320,000 Saturday 10:30-12:30 DFH Real Estate Sidney Susan Pipes, 250-858-6923

8770 Pender Park Drive, $899,900 Saturday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Craig Walters, 250-655-0608

2490 Cadboro Heights Lane, $1,188,000

SAANICH WEST

204-3133 Tillicum Rd., $215,800

Saturday 10-12 Pemberton Holmes Clayton Morris, 250-686-9814

631 Cowper Street, $479,000

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Paul Whitney, 250-384-8124

Sunday 2-4 Sparling Real Estate Ltd. Don Sparling, 250-656-5511

708-9809 Seaport Place, $998,000 Sunday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Craig Walters, 250-655-0608

FANTASTIC for Investor/Professional. Located in desirable Oak Bay border area. Live in one, and rent the other! The main level retains the 1912 character with wood floors, picture rails, and bonus updated kitchen and bath. The upper level is updated with a gorgeous upper living room, and family room area. 7 ft height bonus inlaw accommodation in the lower area. Lovely orientation and location, right next to Oak Bay Ave but with Victoria City zoning (CR-3). $899,000

Birds of a Feather

1131 Donna Ave., $405,000 Saturday 1:30-3:30

DFH Real Estate Ltd. Kevin Sing, 250-477-7291

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Elke Pettipas, 250-479-3333

973 Calvalcade Terrace, $439,000

1041 Torrance Ave., $499,900

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Alison Stoodley, 250-477-7291

Saturday 2:30-4 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-216-7625

3082 Metchosin Rd, $329,900

Saturday 2-4 One Percent Realty Valentino Prundaru, 250-686-2242

776 Revilo Pl., $579,000 Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Barb Ronald, 250-744-8211

SOOKE

7708 West Coast Road

Sunday 2-4 One Percent Realty Jim Parsons, 250-508-0739

887 Wild Ridge Way, $389,900

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

OLD S Money, Money, Money!

30-2147 Sooke Rd., $287,900

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Cassie Kangas, 250-477-7291

2391 Moore Pl., $587,900

Good Morning Starshine

Saturday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Lee Johnston, 250-478-9600

2320 Echo Valley Dr., $689,900

Friday thru Sunday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Craig Walters, 250-655-0608

Capture the feelings of childhood summers again, and move to this quarter acre sunny home in Deep Cove, across from the quaint Marina. The lovely home is nestled in very private gardens with views of the ocean and Mt.Tuam. Gorgeous new kitchen, windows, hardwood floors, and baths! A home for all... Water you waiting for? $629,000

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Re/Max Camosun Brad Gregory, 250 744-3301

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Cheryl Ashby, 250-478-9141

2321 Island View Road, $412,000

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Ed G. Sing, 250-744-3301

3464 Blue Sky Place, $549,000

3126 Antrobus Cres, $509,900

974 Fir Tree Glen, $779,900 10420 Resthaven, $579,900 Saturday 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Craig Walters, 250-744-3301

2655 Sooke Rd., from $219,900

WEST SHORE

Saturday 12:30-2 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-380-6683

7345 McMillan Rd., $824,900

613 McCallum, $356,000

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty David Harvey, 250-385-2033

3589 Sun Vista, $579,800

519 Bickford, $498,500

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

MALAHAT

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Saturday 11-1 RE/MAX Camosun Dale Sheppard, 250-478-9600

State of the Art

Custom-built Whistler-inspired, 1 Acre Haven. Highly evolved design is evident by controlled skylights, pre-set temperature Schluter shower system and AH!, a deep Japanese soaker tub. The Master Suite awes with its Vaulted ceiling, and rain-sensor Skylight. The “piece de resistance” handsome fir doors open 180° to a gorgeous covered deck for dining al fresco, w/ Sunset Malahat Views! $660,000

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Quality Built Zen Home

Sophisticated Buyers, will flock to this Mid-Century 3/4 bedroom home, combining all the very best of the era, with modern upgrades like granite countertops, NEST thermostat, cherry hardwood and LEATHER flooring! Beautiful 1/3 acre sunny backyard; a gardener’s paradise located right in coveted Oak Bay! $720,000

This well designed 3 bedroom home enjoys a garden view open kitchen, cozy adjoining family room, and rare formal dining room, complete with gorgeous rock fireplace. Custom design is evident in the avantegard open stairways and straight clean lines of its exterior. Beautifully landscaped Japanese zen-like terraced backyard takes full advantage of the one acre property. Call Now! $750,000

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Give time to Monterey Centre a spare. In the food services area, there are positions in the Fern Café, the Coffee Express and at Henderson Recreation Centre’s Muffin Nook. Other options that may be of interest include the hostess

The Monterey Centre is looking for giving folks to join the team of volunteers. If you have a few hours a week (or every other week), they may have just the role for you – whether you would like to commit to a regular shift – or be

Tide pools and sea birds Low tide at Cattle Point offers an opportunity to view a diverse ecology in tidal pools. Join Melissa Frey and Gavin Hanke, curators at the Royal BC Museum and expert birder, Geoffrey Newell, and the Friends of Uplands Park to learn how to tread softly on the rocks to find fish, anemones, crabs, and watch birds. Bring binoculars and wear water shoes/boots to investigate the tide pools using nets and containers. The event takes place on Sunday, June 15 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Cattle Point in Uplands Park. Call Margaret Lidkea at 250-595-8084 or go to friendsofuplandspark. wordpress.com for more information.

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• Bathtub Race at 1:00 pm

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Oak Bay News, June 06, 2014  

June 06, 2014 edition of the Oak Bay News

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