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The Royal Oak Historical Association has dozens of old class photographs from the Royal Oak Schoolhouse, and are looking to identify all the students in the pictures. Photos courtesy of the Royal Oak Historical Association

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For Enid Bull and Daryl Foster, telling tales out of school never gets old. The Saanich residents are two organizers with the Royal Oak Historical Association. Now in its second year, the project is devoted to a specific niche in Saanich’s history: identifying students in historical class photos from the Royal Oak Schoolhouse. The project can be viewed online at royaloakschoolyard.blogspot. ca. “Photos and students are from any school from the area, really, because students were shuffled around over the years, all the way to Mount Newton,” Bull said. The project began in 2012, when the Royal Travis Paterson/News staff Oak Schoolhouse build- Enid Bull and Daryl Foster, with the Royal ing was refurbished Oak Historical Association, sit on a bench for the umpteenth time atop Bear Hill holding a photo from since being erected in 1866. The Association’s primary focus the 1870s, made ready is identifying students in historic class for current tenant Crums- photos from Royal Oak Schoolhouse. by’s Cupcake Cafe. Historical photos of the school’s past began to circulate at the time. Some came with names of the students in the pictures, but most of the faces were unknown.

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Remembering D-Day Veterans living at Saanich’s Broadmead Lodge, which is home to 47 per cent of veterans on Vancouver Island living in care facilities, recall their memories of June 6, 1944 “Our offices and barracks were in a hospital. We didn’t know about D-Day until after it happened. We got wind of it and immediately a parade was arranged. It was a long parade, about three miles. We marched a long way, and afterwards, we were driven back to the barracks. We sat around with our feet in tubs of water. At night, we had a mixed party – it meant we had the Navy men join us. There was some dancing ... it was a celebration for our victory.”

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“I was stationed here in Victoria back then. One of my postings was the Tyee Camp which was just across the Bay Street Bridge. ... Six gun crews were stationed around there, too. They were protecting the base because earlier the Japanese had knocked down the Estevan Lighthouse by submarine. ... I remember seeing Hitler in the newsreels. There was no television back then – you had to go to the movie theatre to get up-to-date on things. It all seemed so far away on the other side of the world. It certainly was lonely here in Victoria. I didn’t see anybody I knew on the streets because they were all overseas.” Hundleby

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Paul Lacerte says he is honoured to have been named a recipient of the Order of British Columbia, but he can’t take all the credit for the work he does. “I’m so blessed to come from a ceremonial family, and our culture really speaks to the fact that you move as a unit and that change doesn’t happen based on any one individual, it’s based on collective effort,” said Lacerte, executive director of the B.C. Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres. “This recognition is really a recognition of the strength of the communal effort from my family, and the strength of the B.C. Association staff and of the Friendship Centre movement.” The 43-year-old Saanich resident has helmed the BCAAFC for 19 years, and has helped it grow to a staff of 30, with more than 1,000 staff working at Aboriginal Friendship Centres in B.C.

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Rotating strikes by public school teachers are taking their toll on Saanich kids, and the students are now taking action of their own. Some protested Wednesday by walking out of class with pickets, saying they don’t want to be caught in the middle of the back-and-forth between the B.C. Teachers’ Federation and provincial government. The walkout took place at schools provincewide, including at Mount Douglas and Claremont secondary schools in Saanich. Other students are carrying ahead with extra-curricular events that would have otherwise been led by a teacher, such as Reynolds secondary school’s band marching in this weekend’s Oak Bay Tea Party parade. “The rotating strikes and limited extracurricular programs have affected high schools the most,” said John Bird, President

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That means Reynolds has been forced to cancel some, but not all, of its concerts. The school considered cancelling its participation at this weekend’s Oak Bay Tea Party. Instead, the students will march on – alone. “It should be pretty self explanatory (for the band members): the drill team, and the band for that matter, are well organized.

The drill team will lead and the band will follow,” said Charles Kierulf, president of the Reynolds band parents executive. As much as parents want to support the teachers’ union, Bird says there’s also a general feeling that the disruption has gone on long enough and should be wrapped up. “Some parents are frustrated with the amount of things that have been put off or cancelled,” he added. B.C. Labour Relations Board vice-chair Richard Longpre dismissed the BCTF’s appeal of a 10 per cent pay cut in response to rotating strikes. He accepted that it reflects the reduction in work due to the BCTF’s refusal to perform supervision and communications with management during the dispute. In response, the BCTF will hold another vote June 9-10 to authorize full-scale strike action. Rotating strikes are to continue next week while the strike vote is held and counted. BCTF president Jim Iker said a full-scale strike “within the next two weeks,” if approved. - with files from Tom Fletcher reporter@saanichnews.com

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Mayor to be remembered on Tuesday A celebration of life for former Saanich Mayor Hugh Curtis, who succumbed to cancer on May 27, will happen Tuesday (June 10) at Gordon Head Recreation Centre. Curtis was Mayor of Saanich from 1964 to 1973. The celebration of life happens from 2 to 4 p.m. at 4100 Lambrick Way. Curtis’ family has asked that individuals wishing to make a donation in his memory do so to the David Foster Foundation, Variety Club of B.C. or the Boys and Girls Club of Victoria. editor@saanichnews.com

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D-Day recalls hard sacrifice A very important and pivotal anniversary takes place today: the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the Allied invasion of France credited as one of the decisive moments of the Second World War in Europe. Canada played a big part in the invasion, with Canadian troops among the British-led forces who stormed Juno Beach, one of five landing places along 80 kilometres of shoreline in Normandy. Among their ranks were soldiers from Greater Victoria and those who have since settled in our corner of the world. Throughout the war, the Soviet Union continually put great pressure on its allies to land in France, as it was doing the heavy lifting on the eastern front. When the Allied forces finally executed their year of planning with Operation Overlord, not everything worked out as hoped, but on the whole the invasion was a success. It took a month or so of hard fighting to truly establish a significant presence in France, but from then on, it was simply a matter of time before the Germans conceded defeat, as they were stretched due to troubles on the eastern front. But a formidable foe they remained for some time. If D-Day had been a failure, the Germans would have likely fought on for much longer. The cost in lives lost and in the intentional wiping out of Jews and other minority groups would have persisted for even more horrific years. D-Day remains a truly historic day 70 years later, though most of the troops who fought in that battle and survived have since passed away. Those of us too young to remember that day, it’s vital not to forget. Our way of life can be traced back to the tragedies and triumphs that scarred the coast of France seven decades ago. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: editor@saanichnews.com or fax 250-386-2624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The SAANICH 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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Historic group needs help identifying faces Continued from Page A1 “A lot of names have come forward,” Foster said. The group is hoping that former students and longtime Saanich residents can provide assistance, putting names to faces in photos that are upwards of 80 years old. The association acknowledges that a lot of the names may be hard to find. They know the people in the oldest photos are unlikely to be identified, which is why the majority range from the late 1940s to 1960s. Each photo has a reference number in the top left corner for website visitors to use. The association has picked up a lot of steam since its startup. Photos continue to find their way to the directors, and the group holds public meetings once a month. Each gathering features a guest who talks about their memories from days past in the Royal Oak or surrounding area. The topic is the speaker’s choice,

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Special Olympics benefits from law enforcement run Join police officers from Greater Victoria this weekend in the Law Enforcement Torch Run, to benefit Special Olympics British Columbia. The five-km run begins at 9 a.m. at the Saanich Police Department (760 Vernon Ave.) and will take participants along the Galloping Goose Regional Trail. A pancake breakfast will follow. The event is open to everybody. To register ($20) or for information, visit specialolympics.bc.ca/letr. editor@saanichnews.com

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2013 ANNUAL REPORT The Municipal Council of the District of Saanich will consider the annual report at a Committee of the Whole meeting to be held Monday, June 23, 2014 at 7:30 pm in the Council Chambers, Saanich Municipal Hall, 770 Vernon Avenue. Members of the public are invited to attend the meeting and to present submissions or ask questions with respect to the report. Copies of the 2013 Annual Report are available for inspection at the Legislative Division, Saanich Municipal Hall, 770 Vernon Avenue and on our website at saanich.ca. Copies of the report will also be available at the meeting. For further information please call the Legislative Division at 250-475-1775, or e-mail us at clerksec@saanich.ca.


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drive is. Especially on the most, direct route. Knowing Getting me there doesn’t involve security screenings, boarding passes, the hospitality of flight attendants or that I would get to spend some quality time with my the company of an Airbus. With my bag tucked away grandparents, and the A3, kept me going. With the in the trunk, my destination set into the GPS, it was go speed limits decreasing and the flow of traffic considertime. ably worsening, I knew I was getting close. It was just This particular A3 came equipped with Audi’s new nearing dinner. Perfect. MMI Touch with hand-writing recognition infotainBefore devouring my grandma’s famous crepes – ment system and the MMI Navigation plus. Instead of complete with homemade apricot jam with apricots spelling out the address using the dial and twisting the that grew in their summer home’s backyard. My wrists back and forth, you can just trace out the letters grandparents tightly embraced me. I’m not sure who with your finger on the dial’s face. I will warn you, if you was more excited to see whom, though their attention have bad penmanship like me, the system might pick up was split between hugs and admiring the red chariot on a different letter than the that brought me to their one you had intended! home in one piece. I can’t Grandma’s Famous Regardless, getting the hang blame them. It is quite the of it is relatively easy, and sedan in regards to styling. really kind of fun, too. And that colour just can’t Ingredients: 2 eggs Throughout the drive in be missed. Pinch of salt Germany, I shaved a few As I walked through the 1 teaspoon of sugar minutes off here and there. courtyard and along the 6 heaping spoonfuls of flour The speed limitless zones path to their apartment, (can be substituted with rice flour for gluten free!) certainly helped. Perhaps I caught a faint whiff of Dash of baking powered that’s why I opted to take what had been baking 300ml milk the car rather than fly. throughout the day. I knew 300ml soda water A chance to drive quickly – 50ml Oil that the crepes, and myself, in certain sections - AND get would soon be gone. Mix and let it sit for 10 minutes a delicious meal at the end. In this case, you can’t help Fry in pan on medium heat The A3’s swift characteristics buy devour yet appreciate Makes 20-25 hail from its 1.8L, direct the goodness a “home” injected and turbocharged cooked meal can have. The 4-cylinder engine. With a family then gathers around the dinner table, says grace, healthy dose of 170 horsepower and 199 lb-ft of torque, and digs in. I had everything I needed. Was it worth it? That’s obvious of an answer as is the The competency of its front MacPherson Strut with response to, “Do you want seconds?” Lower Wishbones and 4-link rear suspension with sepThe meal was priceless but the 2015 Audi A3 1.8 TFSI arate spring/shock absorber arrangement at highway has a starting of $31,100. speeds is confidence inspiring. It doesn’t waver with Check out the Question of the Week and if you want the speed and feels firmly planted. And for a small-ish more info about the A3, visit www.audi.ca vehicle, that’s always a good thing. alexandra.straub@drivewaybc.ca The Audi A3 itself isn’t boring by design, but the long

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SAANICH NEWS - Friday, June 6, 2014 Saanich police chief Bob Downie doesn’t want to do what Oak Bay Mayor Nils Jensen did in 2012 and flip his teacup in this Sunday’s Floating Teacup Challenge Race.

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posed to participate, but recently injured himself in a bike accident.) “It’s good to have officials out in the community like this, getting to know people. It should be a bit of fun, and it’s something I’ve never done before – those are really appealing to me,” Downie said. So the tradition of a two-teacup race, doubles to four this year. “I’ll be up against some heavy competition,” Jensen said. “I have been going to the gym nearly every day for the last couple weeks pumping iron and practising treading water.” Downie hopes he won’t have to experience the treading water part of the race. “Nils has some experience, but Frank, (Kent) and I will be the dark horses,” he said. The teacup race takes place at Willows Beach following the air show on Sunday, June 8 at 3 p.m. – with files from Christine van Reeuwyk

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DRIVEWAYS, WALKWAYS, Decks, etc. Reasonable rates. 250-744-8588, Norm.

PLUMBING EXPERIENCED JOURNEYMAN Plumber. Renos, New Construction & Service. Fair rates. Insured. Reliable, friendly. Great references. Call Mike at KNA (250)880-0104. FREE ESTIMATES. Reasonable. Reliable. No job too small. Call 250-388-5544.

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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

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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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