FRIDAY APR. 27 2012 VOL. 38, NO. 52
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Take an art (and nature) walk
Pedalling for Papua
And discover outdoor public art along the way
Nothing beats sitting in the bleachers for Bowen Island baseball games
A journey across Canada to raise awareness about human rights
Field size limits growth Football club proposes to enlarge grass field for league play and to keep soccer players from dropping out SUSANNE MARTIN EDITOR
to be really cool,” she says. “The idea is to give visitors to Bowen an arts experience the minute they step off the ferry. So we are creating a bit of a bastion for the arts in the cove.” Cram points to the small room to the right of the entry and explains that it is going to be the info-centre part of the building. “We are going to contact all the merchants, B&Bs and businesses to invite them to drop off their material,” she says. “We are mandated by BC Tourism to operate the tourist information but the arts centre is a BIAC initiative.” The main area of the cottage will have a computer screen that will feature a slide show of Bowen attractions. And, on the right, there will be a gift shop.
he Bowen Island Football Club has a large number of kids enrolled in U11 and younger. But when the soccer enthusiasts move on to play at the U13 level, many drop out because this involves traveling off island for practices as well as games. Morgan Quarry and Burn Jennings of the Bowen Island Football Club approached council on Monday, April 23, with the idea to expand the BICS grass field to accommodate league games for U13 and older. “The Football Club started in 2007. At that time, we had 60 youth players registered,” Quarry said. “Now we have 130 youth players and we are hoping to reach 140 for 2012. We currently have 120 players who play co-ed league and four teams that play league.” The Football Club is not the only user of the BICS grass field. IPS students play ultimate there. BICS has 350 students who use the space. Municipal recreation sees about 100 participants per week and island residents enjoy unscheduled field time. With such a high demand, the field has reached a limit, especially for the Football Club. Burns Jennings said, “We have to turn players away as we have no more uniforms and no more turf time.” But since the interest is there, the club wants to take an active part in making changes to the field. “The current grass field does not meet the minimum standards of 45 metres by 90 metres in order to play league games,” Quarry said. “In order to keep teams at that age group playing on Bowen, we need to expand it. Otherwise these players have to go off island and that is taxing both on the players and their parents.” Enlarging the field means removing the baseball backstop and Quarry said that the club has already talked to community recreation and the school district and does not anticipate objections. The perimeter fencing on the north side needs to be pushed back and the shed relocated. And the expanded field has to be sanded and seeded. Jennings said, “On the east side of the field, the fence line is not on the property line. There is a long triangle of municipal land and in order to move forward, we need an agreement from council.”
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BICS students held up signs with their own messages and ideas of how to take care of the earth. Everyone listened intently at the Earth Day assembly. More photos on page 12. Janis Treleaven photo
A bastion for the arts in Snug Cove SUSANNE MARTIN EDITOR
ednesday morning saw a bustle of activity in the cottage behind the library. Members of the Bowen Island Arts Council (BIAC) rolled up their sleeves to prepare the venue for its new dual role as an arts and information centre. Carol Cram, president of the arts council, took a few minutes to explain the plans. “The arts council has taken over the operation of the visitor centre,” she said. “We are going to offer tourist information and people can come and get their maps and brochures here but we’re also adding an art gallery and a gift shop.” Cram is directing a crew of half a dozen volunteers engaged in moving furniture and cleaning. “It is going
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Info centre will double as arts centre
Members of the Bowen Island Arts Council clean-up crew sort through the stuff that was left at the info centre to get the venue ready for operation in three weeks. Susanne Martin photo
The Bowen Island Arts Council (BIAC) invites artists to respond to its
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for exhibitions presented at the Gallery @ Artisan Square in 2013 • •
Artwork can be in an medium in any subject are for solo or group exhibitions. Applications must include: Artist’s statement, Curriculum Vitae, Portfolio (hard copy, CD, or website accepted), and 3 finished pieces of artwork representative of your current body of work. Submissions that include a community component, i.e., demonstration, artist’s talk, workshop, etc. are encouraged. Drop Off: Sunday, June 24; 10 am - 4 pm Pick Up: Wednesday, June 27; 10 am - 5 pm
Please note: A nominal exhibit fee will be charged to artists in order to cover Gallery costs. For information on fees and sales commission, please contact the Gallery.
June 22 - July 15, 2012
The Show is open to all full- and part-time Bowen Island residents. There is no restriction as t the media or size of artwork. However, limited space for 3-dimensional work is available. Only original, recent works artworks are eligible and up to four pieces per artist may be submitted. How to Enter • Pick up or download an application form. Forms are available at the Gallery, or via the website at www.biac.ca. • Complete the form and drop off BOTH SIDES to the Gallery along with your artwork.
continued PAGE 1 “[The gift shop] will have gift items that are arts related and come from artisans all over the island,” Cram says. She hopes that the gift shop will generate revenue for the art council. The two small rooms in the back of the building will be reserved for gallery space. “We’ll show work by local artists,” Cram says. “Another goal is to encourage people to visit Bowen Island attractions and go up to Artisan Square where we want to support the local galleries.” The operation of the information centre is funded by the municipality and Cram says that there are two funding levels that depend on whether BIAC will receive a grant for employing a summer student. “But even if the grant doesn’t come through, the info centre will be staffed eight hours a day, seven days a week from the Victoria Day weekend to Labour Day,” says Cram, adding that she would love to extend the opening hours yearround for weekends. “This is a great opportunity to promote cultural tourism on Bowen,” she says. The plans for renewal are not confined to the inside of the building. Cram says that the cottage will get a new coat of paint and that
Stacey Beamer has offered to bring sculptures. She opens the door to the back and says, “Another idea is to improve the flow. People could come in from the front, get their brochures, wander through the gallery and come out here where we could have a sculpture garden.” The municipality has already committed to do the gardening, according to Cram. Community partners play an important role in the project and Cram mentions the Bowen Island Chamber of Commerce that used to be in charge of operating the info centre until last summer. “The Chamber is a huge partner. They have committed to helping us if there should be a funding shortfall,” Cram says. “Rod Marsh, the president of the Chamber, has powerwashed the building free of charge.” Other partners include the Arts Pacific Gallery that will help out with supplying volunteers. “Although the centre is staffed, we are also planning to draw on volunteers,” Cram said. “It gets busy and we are hoping to have at least two people here: a staff person and a volunteer who helps with the gift shop.” Cram plans a big opening celebration and promises to issue an invitation to the community closer to the time of the party.
Important Dates • Art drop off: Sunday June 17, noon - 5 p.m. • Artist Reception: Friday, June 22, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND
DIRECTOR ELECTION Learn what First Credit Union’s Community Partner Branch has accomplished over the past 5 years.
Monday, May 7, 2012 7 pm BICS Multi-Purpose Room All members welcome to attend! There will be door prizes and refreshments.
The children, families and staff of the Bowen Children’s Centre gratefully received a donation through the Bowen Island Community Foundation to fund equipment and furniture for a much needed licensed toddler program on the Island. Joyce Ganong gives the cheque to board member Quentin Beck, daycare coordinator Sarah Pansino and toddler Raymond Carr. Thank you, Bowen Island Community Foundation! Submitted photo
STUDENT SUMMER JOB* Summer Reading Club Coordinator Bowen Island Public Library is hiring a Summer Reading Club Coordinator to plan, prepare and run a weekly reading program for children ages 5 to 12, and to promote and monitor a web-based teen reading club. The job is for 30 hours per week for 10-12 weeks. Wage of $14.00 per hour and start date JUNE 1, 2012. More details are available at www.bowenlibrary.ca
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: MAY 13, 2011 at 4 pm Resumes can be dropped of at the library (430 Bowen Trunk Rd.), emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailed to P.O. Box 10, Bowen Island, B.C. V0N 1G0. For more information call Tina at 947-9788. We thank all applicants, however only those chosen for an interview will be contacted. *Under the terms of a federal grant, this position is only open to students returning to full time studies in September 2012.
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Pedalling for Papua
RCMP discourages illegal U-turns
DEBRA STRINGFELLOW CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Cpl NANCY JOYCE
B. I. RCMP
n April 27, Jeremy Bally, a graduate of the University of Victoria, will set out on a 9,547 kilometre bike ride across Canada to raise money and awareness for West Papua, a province of Indonesia which covers the western peninsula of the island of New Guinea. Bally grew up on Bowen and left to further his education at the age of 17. After a friend convinced him to join a group at university called Rights and Democracy, Bally came up with the idea to combine his pleasure of storytelling with his enthusiasm for riding. In the spirit of raising awareness Bally prepared a performance in order to tell the story through music and theatre of West Papua and the difficult challenges indigenous Papuans face everyday. Human rights violations, military occupation and environmental exploitation are all parts of the story Bally intends to perform along the way. Mile zero starts in Victoria, BC and, 121 days later, his journey will end in St John’s Newfoundland. To prepare, Bally spent three months touring, interviewing and learning the language in West Papua. Bally experienced the tension first hand, “It was stressful, I got robbed once. They took my phone that had
Jeremy Bally, here at his home on Bowen Island, will set out on a trip across Canada to raise awareness for human rights in Papua. Debra Stringfellow photo recordings of interviews on it. I transferred the recordings, deleting them afterwards, but I had two files left that included names and locations. They could catch me and deport me but the people who I had interviewed could go to jail for talking to me. I default into trusting people (a legacy from living on Bowen), which sometimes leads me into trouble like getting my phone stolen - but I’d rather be trusting,” says Bally. While interviewing people he would ask them all the same question, “What are your hopes for the future?” and the response was always the same, “Freedom!” So how did Bally go from growing up on Bowen to riding across Canada for human
rights? He attributes much of this to his upbringing and the island culture, “ I feel totally dedicated to the ride because of my parents. They have normalized the concepts of sharing and community, basically thinking outside of yourself. It’s having a community mind and I’m very grateful to them for bringing me up this way”. As part of his journey across Canada, Bally will perform on Bowen at the Gallery at Artisan Square on Tuesday, May 1, at 7 p.m. The money raised will go towards English language scholarships for West Papua community leaders. Donations can be made at http:// pedalling.westpapua.ca.
Football club will cover cost for grass field expension Quarry said that the club envisions the field to be ready in September 2012 dependent on funding. But he and Jennings did not come to council to ask for money. Instead, they propose to see the project to completion with volunteer labour and by engaging contractors who would charge minimal cost. The expense will be covered by surplus funds from the Bowen Island Football Club and additional fundraising if needed. There are many benefits to the project, according to Quarry. They include being able to play league games on island and thereby reducing stress and commuting costs for families. He showed a photo of five boys who used to be enrolled in soccer but now, four of them don’t play. Quarry said, “There are 36 families involved in U13 in 2012 and, looking at current enrollment numbers, we might have up to 72 families
in U13 by 2014. By expanding the field, we’ll avoid drop-outs.” Quarry said that having a field for league games would also benefit the business community. “When we play leagues games at the U10 level, we always have teams coming from the mainland.” Jennings added that those players and their families frequent local businesses and often come back to Bowen Island to visit. “We have much accomplished so far. The turf field is in constant use. There are co-ed games played every weekday night. And the municipality’s contribution to repairing and maintaining the grass field has allowed us to play games on Bowen through the winter season,” Quarry said, adding that the size of the grass field is the single biggest obstacle to the growth of the Football Club. Quarry ended his presentation by saying that sports and recreation help to build community. Jennings asked council to prepare a letter of support. “With this, we can
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go back to the members of the club and ask for money,” he said. Both Quarry and Jennings believe that the club can cover the cost of the work on the field. Jennings said it is a win-win situation as this saves money for Bowen families in the long run - every trip into town adds up: cost for the ferry (for parents) and lunches in addition to a huge time commitment. Councillor Stone said that he supports the project as it will save time and money for Bowen families. “You are asking for support but no money,” councillor Duntz said. “This must be the first time that has happened.” CAO Kathy Lalonde suggested that council approve the expansion of the BICS grass field in principle, subject to approval by School District 45 and with the provision that the work plan will be reviewed and approved by staff and that no cost to be incurred by the municipality. All councillors voted in favour.
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ave you ever driven up the hill from Snug Cove, seen the “no U-turn” sign on your right, and then proceeded to make a U-turn across traffic into the ferry lineup? If you have done this, then we want to let you know that we will be doing targeted enforcement for this offense in the next month. Specifically with respect to Bowen Island, drivers are reminded that pursuant to the Motor Vehicle Act, U-turns must not be made when approaching the crest of a grade where the vehicle cannot be seen by the driver of another vehicle approaching from either direction within 150 m, at a place where a sign prohibits making a U-turn. Fines for these offenses range from $121 to $167. “It’s dangerous to do a U-turn to join the ferry lineup on Bowen Island Trunk Road as there’s a grade that prevents oncoming traffic from being seen, and there are pedestrians crossing the road at that point” said Corporal Nancy Joyce of the Bowen Island RCMP. “I’ve seen drivers make illegal U-turns as they pass the ‘no U-turn’ sign so we’ll be looking out for this in the next month.” Bowen Island RCMP officers want to remind drivers to use the turn at Mt. Gardner Road to enter the ferry lineup.
If you haven’t noticed this sign, you better watch for it as Bowen Island RCMP will ticket violators in the near future. Submitted photos
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Main street ferry marshalling options limit future growth To the Editor:
he last edition of the Undercurrent had a headline that read: “Does ferry marshalling trump everything?” The answer is yes, but not for the reasons that past councillors, environmentalists, the Eco Alliance and the herons would have you believe. Yes, we need to be concerned about the environment but not at the expense of the future needs on the island. Yes, keeping the ferry marshalling on the main street will limit any future improvements or growth in Snug Cove and limit any future ferry system to the current capacity. There is just not enough room on the main street to unload the current ferry let alone the larger proposed ferry without further delays. For years, our municipal council has commissioned study after study on how to best handle the ferry traffic. The problem is that all the architects and engineers were instructed by council to limit their studies to the main road only. The past council realized that this would limit any future growth in Snug Cove and any future ferry system capacity. I believe that this was [council’s] goal. It’s refreshing to hear the new council trying to get everybody’s opinion that is not limited to past councillors, environmentalists and the Eco Alliance. Yes, we live on an island and the ferry is our link to the mainland now and in the future. The herons at least are not like ostriches that stick their head in the sand as to the island’s future needs.
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Calling it a resource
ur cat is a picky eater. And since the vet suggested that we need to keep his weight up, we entice him with fresh (cat) food a couple of times a day. When I was scraping his left-overs into the garbage bin last night, I tried to wrap my mind around the fact that food scraps will soon have to be separated from the garbage and instead be labeled “organic” pickup. Metro Vancouver municipalities are moving towards collecting kitchen scraps and other food waste separatly instead of throwing it in the garbage. Delta made the move in April. North and West Vancouver start kitchen scrap pickup along with yard waste on May 1. And Pitt Meadows and Bowen Island follow suit in
June. By fall, organic food waste pickup will be offered part of curbside service in 16 Metro municipalities, leaving Maple Ridge, Langley City and a few smaller communities still to go. Eventually, Metro is to ban food waste disposal in the garbage. Organic material makes up 30 per cent of Metro’s waste stream diverting it is a big step in the region’s strategy to raise its recycling rate to 70 per cent by 2015, from 55 per cent now. Organics now go to a compost facility, but plans are in the works for other uses, including a biofuel plant in Surrey. I welcome the day when the cat’s leftovers will be turned into soil or fuel. Susanne Martin
Total cost per voter would be less than $5 To the Editor:
ditor Susanne Martin makes a fair point in the April 20 edition of our (award-winning) local newspaper. For the reasons she mentions, it’s wrong to dismiss an opinion because it’s supposedly that of a “vocal minority”. Regardless of its source, an opinion should be discussed on its merits, not by name calling. Ms Martin asks who can reasonably say how many supporters of a particular opinion there are. Well, the answer is: until there’s a public vote, absolutely no one can. Yet, when the issue is highly important and controversial (think ferry marshalling options), there should be no doubt about the number of supporters and opponents. And that means a public vote. Some people believe that votes are divisive; I disagree: they merely expose existing divisions. What is profoundly divisive, however, is the imposition on the total public of what is not clearly the majority view. Only a vote will give the needed clarity. Otherwise, bitter suspicions will remain. Ms. Martin acknowledges that a public vote would be the solution, but adds that they are “unfortunately... expensive”. Let’s reflect on that. The total cost of a vote is about $10,000, and there are some 2300 registered Bowen voters; the total cost per voter is thus less than $5. That’s the price of a very low-end hamburger lunch at McDonald’s. Certainly, in the case of ferry marshalling, I’d be more than delighted to set aside my miserly instincts and to have my taxes raised by $5 for one year to ensure that, after about three decades of cantankerous indecision, Bowen actually comes to a wellinformed and democratic decision on this most difficult of issues. Bud Long The Undercurrent is published every Friday by Black Press Group Ltd. All Advertising and news copy content are copyright of the Undercurrent Newspaper. All editorial content submitted to the Undercurrent becomes the property of the publication. The undercurrent is not responsible for unsolicited manuscripts, art work and photographs. We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) for our publishing activities.
Results of tests are better than hoped for To the Editor:
t gives me indescribable pleasure to share some good news with Bowen Island. My daughter, Terri da Silva, in Ohio, recently finished her first round of aggressive chemotherapy for her Stage 4 (metastatic) breast cancer, and immediately underwent a series of assorted tests and scans to assess the results. They were better than hoped for. In fact they were nothing short of miraculous. All of the metastasized tumors— those that had migrated to other parts of her body: all her lymph nodes, a leg bone, a rib, etc.—now appear to be gone. The two original tumors in her breast are still detectible—but have both shrunk by 85 per cent. Her oncologists now say Terri will not, after all, need either double mastectomy or radiation. There seems every reason to hope she will be around for her three-year-old’s college graduation. Terri says she approached the problem with diet, exercise, meditation, positive visualization, reiki, and the inspirational support and warming
kindness of all those who’ve been following her excellent blog at www. gracefulwomanwarrior.com. Her doctors are dubious....but have no other explanations to offer for this unusual result. Make no mistake: Terri will be a Stage 4 breast cancer patient for the rest of her life, and will require regular chemotherapy sessions and careful monitoring. The costs will, under the American medical system, be considerable. That’s why the benefit concert for Terri scheduled for May 26 at the Legion Hall is still going on as planned. Terri and Heron still need financial help, and will for the foreseeable future. The good news is, they once again have a foreseeable future together. But I felt their many friends and acquaintances from Bowen should know that they have already helped with their prayers and good thoughts and messages of support on Terri’s blog. Please share my joy at this most unexpected piece of very good news. Spider Robinson
Economic health, social diversity and environmental integrity trump ferry marshalling Dear Editor:
letter in last week’s Undercurrent asserted that my comments regarding the Crippen Park petition at the town hall meeting were inaccurate. I disagree, and here’s why. The March 2011 petition stated: “The people of Bowen Island entrusted Crippen Park to Metro Vancouver (the GVRD) and together we have preserved Crippen in the heart of our community since 1983. We, the undersigned … want to keep Crippen as a local regional park with its proven record of success and benefit for all of Bowen Island.” The 1,159 signature petition speaks volumes to Bowen’s support “to keep Crippen as a local regional park”. Both council and the Metro Vancouver Parks Board, to whom I presented the council committee’s report, noted that numerous signatories to the petition had subsequently come forward to clarify that their petition support was directly reflective of their support for keeping Crippen a park, and not directed at the petition’s other concerns about federal management of the park lands. Regardless of the goals of the petition authors, the petition’s pro-Crippen Park statement was clear enough. At the town hall meeting, I also noted that the March 2011 public opinion poll strongly supported park values (with the top five reasons being local economy (71 per cent), outdoor recreation (59 per cent), employment (59 per cent), natural ecosystem protection (58 per cent) and watershed protection (53 per cent) and the November 2005 public opinion poll identified the top two Bowen concerns were conserving natural areas and coastline for public use (90 per cent) and the need for stricter controls on new development (88 per cent). To answer the Undercurrent’s rhetorical headline last week – no, ferry marshaling does not “trump everything”. Last term, council completed a comprehensive expert and public review of Snug Cove planning and ferry marshalling options. The results clearly demonstrated south side village revitalization and development (mixed commercial/residential), Government Road corridor safety and marshalling improvements, and maintenance of the gateway lands to Crippen Park were, collectively, the wisest village design. The answer to the question is the economic health, social diversity and environmental integrity of a vibrant Snug Cove village centre justifiably “trump” ferry marshaling. Since the early 1980’s, Bowen Islanders, and our regional government partners at the Islands Trust and Metro Vancouver, have overwhelmingly respected the economic, recreational and conservation values of Crippen Park, as a park. Doug Hooper
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Canucks done but BICS Hockey League (BHL) continues play
A screen shot from one of the first scenes of By My Side shows Liz Watson (left) and Tara Wilson, Eliana Calogiros and Michael Hogan (first pew, right) plus a church full of Bowen Islanders who volunteered their time as background. Submitted photo
Bowen Islanders feature prominently in student film To the Editor:
Kailey and Sam Spear
Squirrels raid fruit and vegetable gardens To the Editor:
he increasing support for and implementation of locally grown food (fruit and nut trees, vegetable gardens) is wonderful, however, I am concerned about the problem of the proliferation of the introduced black and grey squirrels. Not only have they displaced the native Chickaree squirrel (which is rarely seen nowadays, even in our forest), and rival the birds (and win) at the bird feeders, but they can also decimate our food harvests. Having had to go to considerable trouble to deal with them when they made a home in our roof, every summer I have to contend with their raids on my vegetable and fruit garden. As has also happened to others I know who grow their own vegetables, the squirrels dig up and eat (sometimes in full view) carrots, egg plants,
tomatoes, peppers and squashes, zucchini, indeed a veritable smorgasbord of the fruits of our labour. I notice that, in the spring, the squirrels systematically make the rounds consuming the new blossoms on fruit trees, which means that there will be no fruit later. In the fall, they demolish all the Vine Maple keys/seeds so there is no regeneration, and they enjoy hazelnuts. I have heard that they demolished the nut harvest (hazelnuts and walnuts) of a commercial grower on Bowen. As their natural predators are in scarce supply, if present at all, unless we try to discourage the squirrel population, we are inadvertently providing the squirrels with more food, which will lead to more squirrels, and less food harvests. Moira S. Greaven
Crippen Park is an important social space To the Editor: Re: letter to the mayor and members of council I am writing to you to strongly oppose the proposed plan to build a road through part of Crippen Park on Bowen Island. I am new to Bowen Island, having moved here less than a year ago with my husband and children after over 20 years of living abroad in Asia and Africa. We thought long and hard about where to live, and could have chosen from a number of countries. We chose Canada, my childhood home. And of all the places we could have lived in Canada, we chose Bowen Island, where the values of the community seemed to
gel with our own. You already know from an environmental stand-point how important this area of park is, and what an attraction it is to visitors to the island. My children know how special it is because they play there often. We walk through this park with our dog, and my husband and I run through it at least once a week. We all use the path to get to and from the cove, and we often meet friends along the way. I hope that the council will support a plan that has less impact on the environment and the important social space this part of Crippen affords residents and visitors alike. Rebecca Calder
am and I are in the final stages of production on our grad film for Simon Fraser University. Our film, By My Side, is about a little girl searching for her guardian angel. It is a 15-minute-short, a family drama told with a fairy tale quality. In addition to producing our own film, Sam and I also worked on the majority of the other grad films as casting directors. We were extremely lucky to have so much help and support from Bowen Islanders during our production in October. Michael and Susan Hogan are two of the lead actors in our film. Liz Watson and Rosie Montgomery are featured and many others came out to participate as background. We were also lucky to be able to shoot in the United Church and the Bowen Island Flower Shop (thanks, Caroline). Stuart Aikins helped with the casting. We would like to thank everyone who supported us with our film - we couldn’t have done it without you. We were also very fortunate to get financial support through donations by IndieGoGo. Thank you everyone who contributed. We were able to raise enough money to completely cover the cost of our sound mix.
We will be having our grad screening on May 3, 4, and 5 at SFU Woodwards, downtown. For more information, please see http:// www.sfugradfilm.com/. If you come to the screening, you may see some other familiar faces. Libby Osler takes a lead role in Young Cho’s Hair on Your Heart and Haigan Day is a lead in Sara Blake’s Fall Back. Lauren Spear sings in Sophie Jarvis’s The Worst Day Ever as well as has a small run by role. You will also see Natasha Wehn’s name in most of the credits as she worked as crew on many of the films. She was a wonderful assistant director on By My Side. Since we know that it is difficult to attend a late screening in Vancouver, we are planning to have a Bowen screening of our film in the summer (specifics yet to be determined). If you would like further updates pertaining to the progress of our film, you are welcome to join our facebook group, BlackSpear Productions: By My Side (https://www.facebook.com/groups/236121359764421/). If you would like to contact us about the film, please email blackspear.productions@ gmail.com. Thanks again.
n the pain of the Canucks failIn close and alone, I slipped it under ure to win the Cup, let us refrain Verlee’s pads and scored. Okay, I from lamenting what could have thought, here comes my hatrick. been had Ryan Kesler been injuryIt was the only goal I’d get. free both years, Daniel Sedin not Verlee was a mini-wall, robbing been attacked by a Blackhawk this me, and my teammates, and keeping year and Roberto Luongo sought us from catching up after the initial help from a registered psychologist onslaught of Duffield goals. The guy before visiting Boston last year. made a glove save on me that had Next year! Roberto Luongo written all over it. Besides, hockey is still being Or Cory Schneider. No, Luongo...no, played, right on Bowen. Every Schneider...Lu...never mind. school day noon at BICS, a pod of Other highlights included a fall devoted players gather for a competiby Jackson where he tumbled down tive and (largely) friendly game. On and over and up. “That was great,” occasion, I call the office to inform he said. “I did a barrel-roll!” A Sandy Bristow, Teresa Ewart or Kim great moment for me was setting up Blomberg (each amusing in her own my own son, Keelan ‘HockeyBoy’ way, each contributing to BICS life Hondro, for a pretty nifty goal. with zeal) that I’m on my way for 30 Now I did not see the collision minutes of spirited play. that required supervision, Louise Last Tuesday such an opportunity Painter, to come help settle things. arose and, though the game Angus Ingram hurt his arm in ended in an unusual way, with slow a tumble with Jonah Shatzkyan injury to a technological Greenspoon. A deft passer, lane device, it was a fine match Angus is cagey, ala Alex and I managed to move about Burrows, and doesn’t know enough that, in a scenario akin the meaning of the word quit; to the future refloating of the he was soon back on his feet. Costa Concordia, I called to The game resumed until Jonah mind, however briefly, past reached into his back pocket glories. and made an awful discovery: Being a veteran does not his iPhone iTouch had been mean I’m slow (though actudamaged, and badly, in his fall ally, I am) and there is, I’m chuffed after they’d collided. Again we halted to say, a minor bidding war to sign as players consoled Jonah and examme. I was placed on a team includined the injury.It was bad. Cracked ing Connolly ‘the Con Man’ Ingram, screen. Jonah, a ferocious competitor Daniel McGregor, Liam Holloway and great user of gadgets, was underand Aure Barrera, the only Spanish standably upset and, though teamspeaking goalie in the BHL. mates and foes alike worked at makThere was a formidable team ing him feel better, he was initially on the other side that included inconsolable. I stepped in. Romeo ‘the Moose’ Minoose, Payton “Look, it’s not so bad,” I tried. “I Grundy, Duncan ‘the Beale Boy’ know your parents. They’ll underBeale and Liam ‘L.J.’ Jackson. L.J. has stand and they’ll get you a new a unique strategy: virtually every time screen, which is bonus. It won’t have the guy gets the ball, whether in front fingerprints or remnants of meals on of the opposition goal or behind his it anymore.” own, he takes an awesome slapshot It may have been the wrong time, and sends it as far as he can. He’s a but we discussed the notion that in great player. future, best not to place technologiThe shooting prowess and abilcal devices in the back pocket during ity to attack our crease of Ted ‘the a game. Connolly produced an iPod Duffer’ Duffield was a challenge for from his back pocket, as if to say us. Aure would make a big save and “hey, you’re not the only one who we weren’t there to clear rebounds. does it.” It was a kind gesture. It didn’t help that early on a bunch The bell went and we broke apart, of new guys showed up and three each player knowing that, unlike went on their team and only Mattias the Canucks, they could choose to Blomberg came on ours. I whined play again the very next day. Jonah enough that Awesome Dawson remained distraught – who wouldn’t Taylor was moved to our side. have been? – but play-first lunch was I’m a good whiner. over and it was his duty to return to Their goalie was the young Paolo school and, shattered screen or no, Verlee. Early on, McGregor fought he dutifully walked toward the buildoff a check from Grundy, not easy as ing with teammates and foes alike. Grundy’s an ice-hockey player, and I stood and watched as the game flipped a great pass to me in front. made it back to class. email@example.com
Fresh event raised funds for BAA’s youth programs To the Editor:
he Fresh screening event on Saturday, April 21, was a great success. We packed Collins Hall, stuffed our bellies with local fare and watched an inspiring film about the food system and our place in it. And we raised over $600 for Bowen Agricultural Alliance’s youth programs. I want to extend my sincerest gratitude for those who came
out, the businesses and individuals who donated food, and the wonderful volunteers who helped make it all happen. It was truly a village project. I am already dreaming up the next event in the fall as there is still so much to say and do to make our food system well again and to protect the health of our future. Let’s keep the ball rolling. Lisa Marie Bhattacharya
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tered the technique and confidence that I became comfortable with performing.â€? here are those few Ellis Williams credits her truly gifted people two years abroad gracing in this world who, audiences with her incredthrough their incredible talible voice in countries like ent for singing, music or art, Germany, Switzerland and have the ability to capture France as her career-definthe imagination and hearts ing experience. of the rest of us and take But the idea for the CD us on an incredible journey came from her former hustranscending the ordinary â€“ band; â€œHis family had this Lynn Ellis Williams is one CD of his grandfatherâ€™s of them. songs and it was amazing,â€? Originally from Alberta, says Ellis Williams reflecting Ellis Williams has called on the unique family heirBowen Island home for loom that could be passed the last 20 years or so and down from generation to chances are you have run generation. â€œMy grandinto her at the General mother did not have that Store, or heard her sing at and I regret not hearing this a number woman of local sing espefundraiscially ing events because throughout she had the years, an amazor maybe ing voice seen her by all behind the accounts,â€? organ at muses Ellis the Bowen Williams, Island adding United that this Church helped her where she realize she Lynn Ellis Williamsâ€™ CD is presides was meant available now on Bowen island. as the to produce minister a CD. of music. But you may not â€œThe thinking about it know that the talented took years but once I decidsoprano is celebrating the ed it had to be done, we release of her first CD this produced it in six months,â€? weekend. Songs My Mother says Ellis Williams of her Taught Me is a compilation first album. Initially, when of 17 pieces close to Ellis she sat down to create the Williamsâ€™ heart and, as you list of songs that would be might have guessed, a tribon the CD, she thought ute to the songstressâ€™ musithey would be more arias cal genes. â€œAs a wee one, I reflecting her own preferwas always singing, because ences and career. â€œI realmy mother would play clasized that I was gravitating sical music, and my grandtowards the songs that my mother, I was told, sang mother had played for me amazingly well. So I was on her piano when I was put in singing lessons and young. They were songs I fought it every step of the that her mother sang to her. way because I was incredI was exposed to them my ibly shy,â€? says Ellis Williams whole life,â€? explains Ellis as she explains that it took Williams, concluding the her years to overcome the CD is really about the three shyness and realize her full generations of women â€“ a potential in front of audilegacy she hopes to pass on ences. â€œIt wasnâ€™t until I was to her daughter who is makin my 30â€™s, and had masing her own path in life as a member of the Canadian Military. â€œWill she ever sing? She certainly has the talent but I am very proud of what she is doing. This CD is, in a big way, driven by her,â€? adds Ellis Williams. Songs My Mother Taught Me features classical staples by Franz Schubert, George Frideric Handel, Stephen Sondheim and Antonin Dvorak, among others, all performed by Cates Hill Chapel Ellis Williams with local Darryl Nixon on piano. Ellis Williams will be $15 Adults performing several of the $12 Students & Seniors songs at the CD launch $5 Children 6 to 12 Tickets at Cates Pharmacy on Sunday, April 29, at 2 p.m. at Collins Hall, just and the door in time for Motherâ€™s Day. CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Genevieve McCorquodale just outside her Still Waters Massage and Spa studio. She believes that â€˜being still is doing something.â€™ Susanne Martin photo
The healing power of stillness SUSANNE MARTIN EDITOR
eople go to see Genevieve McCorquodale at Still Waters Spa when they are looking for a break and a little bit of peace, she says. Her slogan is â€˜being still is doing somethingâ€™ because she is aware of the healing power that comes from slowing down. McCorquodale is a trained massage therapist. She calls her studio on Lenora Road a spa because her treatments encompass more than massages. â€œIâ€™ve been trying to create a space for healing. When people come here, they are getting something that is a little bit different. My philosophy is that there is a big energy component to everything we do in life. And I bring that here. As soon as people walk in, they can feel it â€“ I can see it on their faces.â€? The peacefulness of Still Waters Spa is obvious. First, there are the colours. â€œWhen I chose the colours, I wanted them to coincide with the chakra colours. It helps set the tone in the space,â€? McCorquodale explains. Then there is the smell. The air is saturated with aromatherapy scents. â€œItâ€™s part of the whole sensory experience,â€? McCorquodale says, adding that the sense of sound and touch are also obvious elements of the treatment. Still Waters Spa is set up to create an atmosphere of relaxation. For the spa package, the treatment starts with a foot soak that serves to ground the energy, McCorquodale says. She serves a cup of tea to make it â€œfeel like a visit.â€? For the organic face treatment, McCorquodale has researched many different products until she found the right one that is â€œas pure as you can get it.â€? McCorquodale was trained in different modalities of massage: Swedish, Ayurvedic, Shiatsu, Lomi Lomi and deep tissue massage and combines them for individual treatment. â€œWhat I do is therapeutic,â€? McCorquodale says. â€œItâ€™s energy work but itâ€™s also anatomical massage.â€? She has found that when people are in a relaxed state, their bodies just do what is needed. â€œItâ€™s like teamwork,â€? she explains. â€œI am doing anatomical work and I bring a certain energy. I hold the space but itâ€™s also up to the person whoâ€™s on my table to release tension and energy thatâ€™s not
serving us.â€? McCorquodale laughs and says, â€œItâ€™s a dance.â€? Often people think they have fallen asleep but McCorquodale calls it the â€œhappy placeâ€? â€“ a place not unlike hypnosis. â€œThatâ€™s where the magic happens,â€? she says. â€œI can sometimes sit and hold somebodyâ€™s feet or head and watch the body do what it needs to do. I guide them to that space.â€? To McCorquodale, itâ€™s a gift to be able to facilitate this healing. â€œPeople get off the table and say, â€˜What has just happened?â€™â€? McCorquodale tells her clients that she wants to help them when they are in pain but ideally, she would like to see them before. â€œOften people come in because they hurt,â€? she says. â€œBut itâ€™s better if we can take care of it early.â€? And she isnâ€™t just talking about anatomical problems. â€œThe same applies to stress. We live in a very busy world and we are inundated with demands and technology. Itâ€™s hard for us to get to that quiet place,â€? McCorquodale says. â€œI believe that we need to get in touch with ourselves and with who we are.â€? McCorquodale is a mother of three and knows that selfcare is very important. It was Bowen Island that inspired McCorquodale to pursue a career in the healing arts. â€œI have a business background - I was a banker, thatâ€™s where the entrepreneurial spirit comes from,â€? she said. â€œAfter the birth of my son, I became a postpartum doula and then I gravitated to massage.â€? McCorquodale has been doing this work for five years. She said, â€œItâ€™s an honour to do something I love and to be able to give back to the community.â€? Although she offers package deals for tourists and coordinates with Bowenâ€™s B&Bs, the bulk of Still Watersâ€™ business comes from locals. â€œThey are my bread and butter and they spread the word,â€? she says. â€œThatâ€™s the beauty of being in business on Bowen Island.â€? Giving back to her community is also on her list of priorities and she frequently donates to SKY, the preschool and CAWES. McCorquodale also tries to make the treatment affordable and offers discounts for new parents. To her, itâ€™s not a luxury. â€œItâ€™s so important to take care of your body as thatâ€™s the house of your spirit,â€? she says. For more information, please visit http://www.stillwatersmassage.ca.
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ixed Media, the new show at the Gallery at Artisan Square, opens on April 27 and features art by David Graff (www.giltgallery.com) and Marc Baur (www.marcbaur.com). The idea to hold a show together did not come from Graff or Baur â€“ it had been a suggestion by a third party - but when their art arrived at the Gallery at Artisan Square, they both agreed that it was a good combination. â€œThere is a lot of similarity in what we are doing,â€? Baur says and Graff explains that they both work in non-traditional media. They both call their pieces â€œpaintingsâ€? even though there is little brushwork or paint involved. Graff uses the method of gilding â€“ a century-old practice of applying metal leaf. He said, â€œI create paintings with gold, silver and copper leaf and use a colour medium that I make myself as it is not commercially available â€“ itâ€™s transparent and it sticks to the gilding.â€? Baur also works with an ancient method: chigiri-e, the Japanese technique to create images from hand-made paper. â€œI was working on this for a while when someone came up to me and said, â€˜Oh youâ€™re a chigiri-e artist.â€™ Before that, I had never heard of it,â€? Baur said. â€œThe tradition of chigiri-e goes back 1000 years and itâ€™s very specific but Iâ€™m not a traditionalist, I see myself more as an abstract expressionist.â€? In his conversation with Graff, Baur has discovered many parallels in their respective processes. â€œDavid uses a technique to wrap the metal leaf around the canvas or the board. That creates more stability. I do exactly the same with paper,â€? he says, adding that they both sometimes go back to pieces and â€œrevisitâ€? them. â€œSome artists never do that,â€? Baur said. â€œbut I sometimes go back to one of my pieces for a do-over.â€? Graff does the same. â€œMany of the old masterworks have other paintings under them,â€? he says. â€œI find it relatively easy to start over as Iâ€™m working with a gilded surface. Sometimes I take something that has been finished and has been sitting around and I cover it with gold or silver.â€? Both artistsâ€™ work is expensive to produce. â€œYou have to count the materials as well as the time,â€? Graff says. â€œThe leaf that I cover the panels with is not usually pure gold or silver and I buy it in bulk.â€? Baur uses hand-made paper from Japan, Korea and India. He says, â€œYou think that paper should be cheaper but I pay from $27 to $200 for a sheet. Itâ€™s also time consuming. It took me 49 hours for one piece. Thatâ€™s over a full weekâ€™s worth of work, not including the running into town for materials.â€?
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Y David Graff and Marc Baur find that their works make a good combination in the Mixed Media show that opens this week at the Gallery at Artisan Square. Susanne Martin photo Graff said, â€œItâ€™s not always easy to make a living in the arts. The long run is the hardest. You might sell your work and get a juicy cheque from the gallery and then nothing else might sell for a few weeks.â€? To prepare for the exhibit, Baur has written down narratives to accompany his work. He reads one of the examples: â€œQuarry Park on Bowen Island is mine. Well, mine and my dog Charleyâ€™s. At least it seems that way, because I rarely ever see anyone else there. Even so, I never feel as if Charley and I are truly alone. Things move out of the corner of your eye and sometimes footsteps follow us through the tree lined path that circles the quarry.â€? It is clear that the Bowen landscape plays a huge part in Baurâ€™s art. Graff agrees that itâ€™s a good idea to have a written commentary. He says, â€œPeople donâ€™t only buy paintings because they like the look. They buy them because there is a story that goes with it. That makes it more personal.â€? Graffâ€™s inspiration comes mainly from the craft. â€œIâ€™m always trying to find new ways to get the most out of the medium. The leaf reflects light and Iâ€™m looking to exploit that fact. If I do a tree, for example, Iâ€™ll try to create the impression that there is a source of light outside of the frame.â€? Baur can understand this detachment but when it comes to his art, he is not in the same place. â€œIâ€™m extremely nervous about the show but at the same time, Iâ€™m tickled pink to be here,â€? he says. Other than participating in the Gifted show last December, this is Baurâ€™s first exhibition. Graff says heâ€™s had about 10 shows. Mixed Media will be on display from April 27 through May 30 and an opening reception will be held on Saturday, April 28, at 5 p.m.
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ou know youâ€™ve seen it â€“ that stunning public artwork by a local artist. But where or where? Rediscover our natural and artist-created treasures during this yearâ€™s Bowen Art Walk! The Art (and Nature) Walk, brought to you by the Bowen Island Arts Council, is a selfguided walking tour that begins at the ferry terminal in Snug Cove and takes participants on a route that encompasses a number of outdoor public art installations, murals, mosaics and sculptures by local artists. The route winds its way through the natural green spaces of Crippen Park, meanders into the heritage orchard, takes a circuitous path around the community school grounds, and ends up at Artisan Square. This year, BIAC invites islanders and visitors who like to take a hike to play the Treasure Discovery game. Grab the new Art Walk brochure and match the images shown to the locations on the map. Locate them all and win a prize! The Treasure Discovery Art Walk runs on Saturday, April 28, in celebration of BC Arts & Culture Week. There are more than 14 outdoor public artworks installed from the cove to Artisan Square. Can you find them all? And if thatâ€™s not enough, go gallery hopping at Artisan Square, home to more than eight galleries and studios and a diversity of art forms. Of course you can take the Bowen Art (and Nature) Walk anytime and as often as you want, perhaps strolling with friends, family and island guests. To download a brochure and map, visit www.biac.ca. Brochures are also available at the Gallery @ Artisan Square. BIAC thanks the support of the BC Arts Council, Arts BC and the Bowen Island Municipality for their ongoing support. For more information, please contact the arts council at email@example.com
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WT Architecture and Planning, a Bowen Island based design firm, has been named as a finalist in the International Living Building Challenge design competition to design carbon neutral, net zero energy, affordable housing for Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. JWT is one of only 15 finalists out of 180 registered teams from 27 countries around the world and the only Canadian firm to be named a finalist. JWT`s concept for a living Alaska home will be part of a larger exhibit at the upcoming Living Futures Conference in Portland, Oregon. JWT’s concept utilizes an innovative and transformative technology called cross-laminated timber (CLT). This system is inherently simple, yet provides several advantages over traditional building systems including a greatly accelerated building time, waste free installation, significant thermal mass and carbon sequestration, low embodied energy and a healthy breathable building. In a factory controlled environment, 1 by 4 boards are aligned and glued together using an advanced, formaldehyde free, non-toxic adhesive. Then a second layer of 1 by 4 boards is aligned and glued in at a 90 degree angle to the first. Additional layers are added to achieve different strengths and R Values. These are then cut using computer aided robotics to any shape and size. The roof design is reminiscent of an overturned boat hull. Long gables protect the east and west walls while a continuous system of brightly rendered steel cladding protects the south and north walls. The absence of eaves creates less uplift of the roof during the fierce winter storms. The bright colors of the win-
The perspective from south-west shows the roof design that resembles an overturned boat hull and the long gables. Submitted photo dows and accent colors in the interior bring this home to life and contribute to the cheerfulness of the village setting. This proposal has completed energy modeling and is net zero and meets all of the Living Building Challenge requirements. The proposal is to create a net zero building for 450K that can be recreated along remote areas of the west coast. The Cascadia Green Building Council and the Aleutian Housing Authority (AHA) are the sponsors of this challenge. The competition follows the principles of the Living Building Challenge 2.0, which encourages builders to create today’s greenest homes. JWT’s work is currently being featured in an exhibition hosted by the Architectural Institute of BC entitled Reaching Higher Ground. This exhibition highlights British Columbia architects that are involved in transformative and ground breaking projects that are elevating the profession. JWT’s principal James Tuer was shortlisted last year as Western Living’s Eco Designer of the Year. For more information see www.jwtarchitecture.com.
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ast Friday, 7:43 a.m. A splinter of sunshine by some miracle of refraction squeezed through my Vancouver basement bedroom window, blazed across my cheek and cut a direct line to the baseball bat in my closet. Me, suddenly awake and rustling in a box marked “keepers” for a pot of mink oil. My elbow sends a spare cushion tumbling from atop another box, revealing a neon green bag full of softballs. And there’s my trigger. Last season’s stats swim into my head, tournament pitchcounts and beer garden orders. I love the Majors. I do. The White Sox and the Athletics are squaring off as I type this, scoreless in the bottom of the fourth. But this, the Bowen Island Men’s Fastpitch League, this is the kind of league where the sponsors are just as much your friends and neighbours as the players are. Where the players aren’t bought. Where the bullpen is only three, maybe four, deep. Where the boys can achieve in seven innings twice the magic that the Majors can in nine. Where the 67-year-old bearded wonder who excavated the field some 24 years ago can step up to the plate with a pin in his ankle and knock his first (and only) ever homer over that little jog in centreleft, the jog he put there 24 years ago, off a wicked fastball thrown by his own son. And I can tell you, Jamie Weismiller had every intention of sitting his dad down with that pitch. A heartwarming father-son hug followed by what was probably the longest record turn around the bases by Eddie, and history was officially made. Nobody who caught that moment is going to forget it. And there are more of those moments, so many more. There’s even a good chunk more to that particular story. I could tell you, but it’s not the same as sitting in
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Call for an appointment 566 Artisan Lane, Suite 203
Dr. Tracy Leach, D.C. 566 Artisan Lane, #205
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(778) 828-5681 Dr. Dana Barton
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On the calendar
Gene Turney to speak on Bowen
â€˘ Orca String Quartet: Gallery at Artisan Square. Doors open 2:25 p.m. concert at 3:30 p.m. Tickets at Phoenix and at the door.
TUESDAY, MAY 1
â€˘ Adam Woodall at MIKSA 6:30 p.m.
â€˘ Legion dinner: 6:30 p.m. Members and guests welcome.
â€˘ Dr. Alexandra Morton: presentation on the plight of the wild salmon, the Gallery at Artisan Square 1 p.m.
SAT., APRIL 28
MONDAY, APRIL 30
â€˘ African Drumming Workshop: led by MaObong Oku. 1 to 2:30 p.m., Cates Hill Chapel, tickets at Phoenix or call 947-2811.
â€˘ Poetry reading: 4 to 6 p.m. Doc Morgans. Allan Briesmaster, Clara Blackwood, Heather Haley, Jude Neale, Pauline LeBel, Bernice Lever, Lisa Shatzky. Free event.
FRIDAY, APRIL 27 â€˘ Youth Centre: 6 to 10:30 p.m. Free food, free movies. Drop in. â€˘ Jazz Night: Teun Schut, Rob Bailey, Buff Allen and friends. 7:30 p.m. Doc Morganâ€™s.
â€˘ BAA AGM: Collins Hall, 1 to 3 p.m. All are invited to attend. BAA will discuss its many 2012 initiatives, invite others to bring their ag and food-related project ideas, and screen a variety of interesting short videos. â€˘ Deer in the Headlights: 7:30 p.m. Live folk rock at Doc Morgans. â€˘ AA Open Meeting: 9 a.m., Collins Hall. SUNDAY, APRIL 29
â€˘ AA Meeting: Open meeting, 7:15 p.m. Collins Hall/United Church. 604-434-3933.
WED., MAY 2 â€˘ Drop-in knitting group: 2 to 5 p.m. at Bowen Court.
â€˘ NA Meeting: Open meeting, 7:30 p.m. Cates Hill Chapel.
â€˘ Post Partum Support Group: Meets two evenings/mo. (604) 947-2717.
2009 Nobel Prize for medicine. The subject of the talk revolves around Telomeres that are said to be the bodyâ€™s clock and protect the DNA. Telomeres shorten with every cell division and ultimately cause aging. Their discovery resulted in a production of a botanical product that has a profound impact on peoplesâ€™ various states of illness and health. Take an hour to learn about this stunning medical discovery and how it can affect your quality of life and longevity. Please call 9470152 for more info or to RSVP.
Vitamin C man - subject of SKY talk
THURS., MAY 3
hen Linus Pauling was awarded the 1962 Nobel Peace Prize, it was the end of a decade-long world wide campaign he waged against atmospheric testing of nuclear bombs. President Kennedy and Kruschev had finally agreed that there would be no further atmospheric testing. Reflecting popular American opinion, Life Magazine wrote: â€œNorwayâ€™s Weird Insult to America!â€? (The Peace Prize is always awarded in Norway.) Pauling, who was most likely the 20th centuryâ€™s most brilliant mind in chemistry, also won the 1954 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his
â€˘ Youth Centre: 4 to 6 p.m. Practise with your band or listen to music. Free food.
â€˘ Garden Club meeting: Gillian Drake will present: What is a Living Building? 1 p.m. Gallery at Artisan Square.
ene Turney has garnered many accolades in the world of marketing and health. He looks back on 38 years experience as a top company trainer and is known for his ability to help people reach a higher level of success. â€œIt takes a team to live the dream,â€? is Turneyâ€™s motto. Turney is exciting to listen to and will be visiting Bowen Island on Monday, May 7, at Collins Hall, where he will speak about age-reversal and the latest scientific breakthrough by Dr. Bill Andrews who was awarded the
â€˘ Weight Watchers: Collins Hall. 6:15-7:15 p.m. Call 2880.
â€˘ Duplicate-style bridge: 7 p.m. sharp. Bowen Court lounge. Call Irene at 2955 for info.
â€˘ Seniors Keeping Young: 9 a.m. line dancing 9:45 a.m. exercises, singing and refreshments, 11 a.m. Kip Anastasiou will speak about Linus Pauling, the vitamin C man.
FRIDAY APRIL 27 2012 â€˘ 9
â€˘ Rotary Club: Speaker Rotary ambassadorial scholar, Yashar Taheri-Keramati about living in a South African township, 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Rivendell Retreat Centre. Guests welcome.
extensive and startlingly original work to explain chemical bonding. And he is the only person in the history of Nobel Prizes to win two unshared prizes. It wasnâ€™t until he left after more than 40 years of brilliant research and teaching at the California Institute of Technology that he began to promote the use of vitamin C, particularly for the prevention and treatment of colds. Almost all doctors were against it. Today it is a different story. On Monday, April 30, at 11 a.m., Dr. Kip Anastasiou will speak about life of Linus Pauling, the vitamin C man.
Mark your calendars for the choir concert LORRAINE ASHDOWN B. I. COMMUNITY CHOIR
long with the daffodils, the blossoms and the goslings, there is another sure sign of spring. The Bowen Island Community Choir will present its annual spring concert on Saturday, May 12 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Cates Hill Chapel. Seasoned and spirited choral director Ellen Macintosh will direct the choir and the wonderful Sheilagh Sparks will accompany the singers with steady percussionist Brian Hoover. This springâ€™s repertoire includes songs sung in French, Spanish and German. The program contains familiar folk music; a classic tune by George and Ira Gershwin; a German art song by 19th century composer Hugo Wolf and classical music by Mendelssohn, along with jazzy and gospel
tunes that will have all toes tapping. There are songs to rejoice by, to reflect by and to snap your fingers and sing along to. It takes a sensitive and unique conductor to weave all of these different styles and genres of music into one concert and the Community Choir certainly has that conductor in Ellen Macintosh. Ellen has been conducting the choir for over 10 years and it has grown in repertoire, ability and sheer size. Now numbering roughly 50 voices, this mixture of singers from all over the island is a sight and a sound to behold. Tickets cost $15, $12 for students and seniors, and $5 for ages six and under and are available at Cates Pharmacy. Please mark your calendars and join the choir for a celebration of spring. Tea and goodies will be served along with the fabulous music.
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GET IN THE GAME! Up to $20/hr Join our Marketing/ Advertising team now Busiest time of the year! Hiring 12 f/t CSR reps Must be outgoing and motivated!
Call Rochelle 604.777.2195
• KITCHEN CABINET INSTALLERS • FINISHERS • PAINTERS Required for Surrey based Cabinet Shop. Please call 604.897.0357
Holbrook Dyson Logging Ltd Has vacancies in the following job: Heavy Duty Mechanic. Details can be seen at http://hdlogging.com/ Fax resume to 250-287-9259
Summer Camp Positions
EXPERIENCED B TRAIN DRIVERS required for seasonal work. Tanker experience preferred. Wages up to $ 25/hr. including bonus, benefit plan, training provided. All T800 Kenworths. Ideal job for semi-retired summer driver! Fax resume 604-520-6659 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Show & Sale Sat. April 28 10 AM - 5 PM Sun. April 29 10 AM - 4 PM Abby. Exhibition Park 32470 Haida Dr. in the Cadet Building • Adults $6 • Kids $4 • Children under 5 Free • Family $12 (2 adults & up to 3 kids) Visit: www.bcreptileclub.ca (1)-604-836-6080
Looking for childcare? Check out the “Childcare Section” of the classifieds. Safe, loving childcare in your area! Class 083 Childcare Available Class 089 Daycare Centres .CanScribe 1.800.466.1535
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LONG BEACH - Ucluelet Deluxe waterfront cabin, sleeps 6, full kit., BBQ, deck. Summer spec.,4 nights $699 / 5 nights $829 Pets Okay.Rick 604-306-0891
EXCLUSIVE “THINKBIG” Mechanic Training. GPRC Fairview Campus. $1000. entrance scholarship. Paid practicum with Finning. High school diploma and mechanical aptitude. Write apprenticeship exams. 1-888999-7882; gprc.ab.ca/Fairview. THE ONE AND ONLY Harley Davidson Technician Training Program in Canada. GPRC Fairview Campus. 15 week program. Current H-D motorcycle training aids. Affordable residences. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.
PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc is seeking skilled Tower Crane RIGGERS for projects in the GVRD. Rigging ticket, experience on a commercial construction site working under a crane is required. Send resume via fax:
THE LEMARE GROUP is accepting resumes for the following positions: • Boom Man • Processor Operator • Heavy Duty Mechanics • Contract Coastal Fallers • Grapple Yarder Operator Fulltime with union rates and benefits. Please send resumes by fax to 250-9564888 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. T-MAR INDUSTRIES located in Campbell River is hiring for the position of a qualified Machinist. Position comes with a competitive benefit package and applicant must possess a valid driver’s license. Contact Tyson Lambert. Mail: 5791 Duncan Bay Road, Campbell River BC V9H 1N6 Fax: 250286-9502. Email:email@example.com
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CONCRETE Pump Operator required in Salmon Arm area. Must have experience Call Pete (1-250)833-5722 DAVE LANDON FORD requires a licensed auto tech or skilled 2-4 yr apprentice to join our team. Industry wages and benefits package available. Please send resume to email@example.com.
HOME BASED BUSINESS We need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training. www.project4wellness.com
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1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555.
MOVING & STORAGE
329 PAINTING & DECORATING AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.
• Industrial Electricians • Millwrights
• 3-5 years previous exp. (food manufacturing plant an asset.) • Excellent troubleshooting and repair skills • Mechanically inclined refrigerant operators and/or Class 4 Power Engineer ticket would be an asset
• Industry Competitive Wages • Full-Beneﬁts • Steady Full-Time Work
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359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL
Always! deliver Top soil, bark mulch, sand & gravel. 7days/wk. Simon 604-230-0627 will spread
Tree removal done RIGHT! • Tree & Stump Removal • Certiﬁed Arborists • 20 yrs exp. • 60’ Bucket Truck • Crown Reduction • Spiral Pruning • Land Clearing • Selective Logging ~ Fully Insured • Best Rates ~
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Adorable Cocker Spaniel Puppies Only 4 left – purebred, no papers (604) 888-0832 asking $500
BLUE NOSE PITT BULLS, puppies, 1st shots, vet ✔, dewormed. $700. (604)530-0336
CAIRN Terriers. Shots, dewormed. Ready to go to good homes. Over 20 years of referrals. 604-807-5204, 604-592-5442 or 604-854-1978
Daschund X Border Collies, 6/wks, ready Apr 30, black, tan & white, $350. (604) 463-3245, 725-3007
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FREE quote for WASTE REMOVAL Rubbish removal/yard or commercial. Call Prompt Waste Mgmt. Ltd at 604-514-0480.
CHIHUAHUA, male, very tiny tea cup, just 15oz at 3 mos old, vet checked, $900. (604)794-7347
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CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977
Angelena Physic Healer & Life Coach
To be considered candidates must have the following qualifications attributes:
CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866
Can solve all problems of life specializing in love, health, business, marriage, reunites loved ones. Call today for a better tomorrow. 3 readings for $35.00
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CANE CORSO MASTIFF, shots, dewormed, tails cropped, vet ✓ Call 604-826-7634.
Donald’s Fine Foods is a progressive and growing specialty meats processing and distribution company. We have an opening in our Maintenance Department for the following positions:
25 year of experience. Call for your FREE estimate.
283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627
NAHAL CONSTRUCTION New and Re-Roof Specialist Residential & Commercial. Shakes, Shingles and Duroid.
YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
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• FREE ADMISSION to all playing venues • 1 complimentary item of event apparel • 1 complimentary meal per volunteer shift worked!
for Landscaping Work! Competitive, Energetic, Honesty a MUST!
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Be part of our exciting, worldclass softball tournament, which takes place from June 30 - July 9 in Surrey, BC. We are looking for volunteers in areas such as: scorekeeping, security & parking, transportation, batgirls, tickets & gates, and more! We ask that each volunteer work a minimum of 20 hours. In exchange for your time, each volunteer will receive:
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GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt shingles, flat rfs. Cln Gutters $80. Liability Insur. 1-855-240-5362
WHOLESALE Craft Manufacturer looking for people to make our handmade native crafts. Must be reliable and eager to work. Work from home. Free Training provided at our location in Mission. Great earning potential, ideal for stay at home Moms, semi-retired or anyone looking to supplement their income. Call 604-826-4651 to schedule your spot in one of our training sessions.
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Running this ad for 8yrs
PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour
$39 SERVICE CALL plumbing, heating, plugged drains. Big & sm jobs. Ironman Plumbing (604)510-2155
NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com
TOY POODLES. 8 fem, phantom colour, blk & brwn. 7 wks. $700. Call 604-820-4230, 604-302-7602
YELLOW LAB PUPS. Ready to go. 2 males left. Parents on site. $400. 604-852-6176 Abbts
FRIDAY APRIL 27 2012 • 11
Spot the Ball round 11
The Bowen Island Women’s team proudly won two out of three of their games last Saturday at the Squamish tournament.Teammates (clockwise from back left) Ellie, Jill, Gillian, Kathy, coach Morgan Quarry, Rina, Anne, Joanna and Nancy came home with big smiles on their faces. Submitted photo
Come and join the fun!
The Bowen Island Football Club is now accepting registrations for the Fall 2012/Spring 2013 soccer season. Register online now and save 20 per cent before May 17.
This week’s photo Here’s how you play: Cut out this week’s picture and mark the spot where you think the ball should be. Submit the photo with your name, age and entry fee (one try for a loonie, three for a toonie) at the red and white drop boxes at the Snug, the General Store, the Office at Artisan Square, the recreation office or the Undercurrent office. You’ll have a chance to win 10 tickets for fitness classes or weight room donated MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 518
DIY STEEL BUILDING DEALS! Many sizes and models. Make an offer on clearance buildings today and save thousands of dollars. FREE BROCHURE - 1-800-6685111 ext. 170.
by the B.I. Recreation Centre. Deadline is Wed., May 2, at 11 a.m. This contest is organized by Grade 9 IPS student James Milligan as part of his masterworks - the money goes to supporting athletic endeavours for underpriviledged children. The winner of the last contest and recipient of a $50 gift certificate to the Snug is Dallen Jennings (congratulations).
HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS
1967 MUSTANG Conv auto, pb, ps, 289 V8, red on red, white top, GT frond end, exc cond. $29,500 obo. (604)535-0226.
www.dannyevans.ca Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley
CARS - DOMESTIC
2008 Chrysler Sebring Convert. Grey/grey. Loaded, priced to sell. Please call Richard 778-222-0140.
• Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331
2008 PONTIAC WAVE, 4 dr sedan, auto, high kms. runs/looks good, white, $3500 ﬁrm. 604-538-9257.
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1987 BMW 325IS. Auto. Brought from Calif. in 1996. 2nd Lady owner. Beige, leather recaro seats, sunroof, great condition. . 604-5415005. $4950./best offer.
MISC. FOR SALE
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2001 BMW 330i 4 dr. sedan, blk. leather on blk. auto, local, 109k, sun. roof, all pwr. options. Very clean. $10,900 604.312.7415
HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?
FOR SALE BY OWNER
2.5 Acres in Chilliwack. 4 Bedroom home. Barn with workshop, horse stalls, hay storage. $589,000 604823-2454
WE BUY HOUSES! Older House • Damaged House Moving • Estate Sale • Just Want Out • Behind on Payments Quick Cash! • Flexible Terms! CALL US FIRST! 604-626-9647
1997 FLEETWOOD 27’ Class A Motorhome, self-contained,sleeps 6 b.i. generator, TV, lots of storage. $13,900/obo. **Or Tade for Smaller Unit** 604-853-5528 Abbotsford.
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FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022
SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pickup anywhere in BC, Min. 10. Toll Free Call:1.877.334.2288 The Scrapper
MOTORCYCLE HAULER, single or dble, large lockable utility box for all your gear. Wide easy load alum. ramp incl. $1250. 778-888-6805.
CONDO. Estate sale. N/W facing million $ view. 803-4160 Sardis St. Bby. 498 sf. 5 min. from Skytrain/bus. Strata fee $182.50. Many amenities. $182,000. Call Roger 604-274-8944.
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Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal
2004 VOLKWAGEN TD 4/dr sedan, fully loaded, leather interior,sunroof, blue, 157K. 1 Owner. Mint cond! $9,900/obo. Call 778-240-1966.
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SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673
1995 MONTE CARLO fully loaded, almost new tires, good cond. Needs trans. $800 obo. (604)530-5014.
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2011 WINDRIVER 230 RKS, loaded, used 2 short trips, brought Jul. 21/11,asking $26,000 obo. Must sell. Don (778)344-8047. BIG FOOT SIGHTINGS! New 2012 bigfoot Campers have arrived ony at Mike Rosman RV! 1-800-6670024 www.rosmanrv.com
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847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $6000 ﬁrm. Call 604-538-4883 2009 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER LTD Edition, top of the line. $38,900. Call: 604-781-5679.
TRUCKS & VANS
2001 Toyota 4 runner. One owner. Great condition. 262,000km. A/c, sunroof, 4x4, push bar, trailer hitch, immobilizer, etc. No major accidents. Asking $7800, 778-241-7019
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Ambitious islander with 3 schemes to win new friends and make extra cash: 1) dog walking; already owns a ‘DOG MAN’ hat given him by neighbours for his excellence in this job; will take ‘em around Killarney Lake. 2) Hauling away junk in a truck or otherwise lift and move things about and 3) take care of writing needs you may have, such as family memoirs, business reports, brochures, promo letters, online content with strong SEO included, etc. etc.. Marcus at 947-2005 ARTISAN SQUARE RENTALS. Ofﬁce/ studios with ocean/mtn views from $350. 604-329-5643. Boat slip for sublet. 30’ at USSC for May/June. Call Jamie at 0974 CASH for your car! Top dollar paid for your scrap vehicle. 604-312-6035 DO YOU prepare personal Income Tax returns? Great... HELP! Please call 2947. FOR RENT: 1-bdr, apt. between Village Square and the Municipal Hall. Available May 1/12. References required. Sorry, no pets. 604-947-2944. FOR RENT: 2- bdrm apt. in Village Square. Avail. April 1. References required. Sorry, no pets. 604-947-2944 For Rent: large 3 bdrm. apt. at Artisan Square. Beautiful view, 2 decks, wood burning ﬁreplace. $1600 month.
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May 1. 329-5643/ 565-7522. FOR RENT: Studio apt. between Village Square and Municipal Hall. Avail.immed. References required. Sorry, no pets. 947-2944
FOR RENT: Ofﬁce space in Snug Cove: 2 units, 141 sq.ft. & 255 sq. ft. ofﬁce spaces with shared common entrance, kitchen, bathroom. For more info please call: 604-947-0099 ext. 104
PRIME RETAIL/OFFICE SPACE, VILLAGE SQUARE: 613sq ft for rent or lease. For info call 604-947-0099 ext 104 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or email email@example.com Found - coat for med to large dog - call to ID. 2442 FOUND on Miller Rd. Box with jumper cables, tarp straps etc. Call 2442. Hoekstra Construction Framing, foundations, and rooﬁng based on 20 years of experience. Affordable and reliable. Free estimates and references available. Call: 604-947-2805 HP Colour Laser Jet 2840 printer, scanner, fax, excellent colour $100 obo. New Almetco white frame window 4’7” x 3’7” new $450 asking $200 call 947-2318
Spring into Paradise! Opening Sat. May 5 then every day except Tues. and Wed. Come down for our special Monday Monster Burgers! Delicious burgers include Fried Onions,Cheddar Cheese,Bacon etc.or try a Smokin’ Smokey. We have the BEST veggie burgs & dogs!
LANCE’S RECYCLING I’ll pick up your recycling and deliver to BIRD for $20/load. Kindling $20/box CALL 947-2430 Left on top of car and LOST: A large clam steaming basket with locking lid with a Sirius Car Radio in a black bag inside. Call: 604-947-9622 or 0319 MULTI FAMILY GARAGE SALE BOWEN COURT has kindly allowed us the use of their indoor space. SAT. April 28 ONLY 10am to 3pm
TUSCANY RESTAURANT & ARTISAN EATS CAFE are hiring DISHWASHERS part or full time from $11.25/hour Can lead to other positions! Eat great pizza on every shift! email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Hands up for Earth Day! On Friday, April 20, BICS celebrated Earth Day. The students, staff, PAC and Rotary Club representatives met on the sunny “snake field” in a ceremony to break the ground for the much anticipated outdoor learning classroom. Construction will begin in early May. Kindergarten students made planet earth streamers with their big buddies and displayed them during the ceremony and the assembly. After the ceremony, they ran to fly the streamers in the sun. Janis Treleaven photos
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1165 EDWARDS ROAD OPEN HO SUNDAY USE 2-4
3 level, delightful, 8 yr. old family home. Bright, WATERFRONT! Incredible south facing ‘forever’ views. 3 open living areas. Poss. 3-5 bdrms. Sep. entrance levels 4 bdrms, 4 bath. Large deck. New sauna. Steps to your swimming cove. Private, sunny location, close to Snug Cove. on lower level. Quiet, sunny location, large garden. PLUS: Charming guest suite (B&B) w/ sep. entrance, hot tub Entire upper ﬂoor is Master suite. View! & private deck.
739 MINNOWS LANE NE LISTIW NG!
$1,039,000 Architecturally designed gorgeous home, private, serene 2.75 acres on Cates Hill. 2700 s.f on mostly 1 level. One of a kind home with 3 bdrms/den, 3 baths, 3 ﬁreplaces and French doors overlooking your own pond. Massive kitchen, too many extras to mention. Double car heated garage, greenhouse & expansive lawns.
911 ELROND’S COURT OPEN HO SUNDAY USE 1-3
$1,295,000 Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, this custom-designed and well-built home features a spectacular close-in view of Howe Sound and the local mountains. Built with high quality materials & techniques throughout. Contains a fully legal suite.