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Challenge ran so high few noticed the weather – or the icy water temperatures. A dozen teams in the adult category signed up for this fun annual event, many

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enan MacKenzie’s pre- Transport and Infrastructure, sentation on a proposed the Ferry Advisory Commisfoot-passenger service to the sion, and other transportaSCRD Transportation Com- tion stakeholders. mittee on Monday resulted The Committee’s proin a call for coordinated acposed resolution, to be March 29, 2012 tion by local government. brought forward at the next The Committee includes all SCRD meeting, will call for SCRD directors, plus repre- a delegation of community sentatives from Ministry of leaders (the Mayors, SCRD

Chair, School Board Chair, and Sechelt First Nation Chief) to meet with Minister Blair Lekstrom to discuss opportunities and alternatives to current service. “Everyone agreed what we need is a change in the ferry system that accommodates foot passengers, that

is affordable and supports people on the Coast working in Vancouver,” said Gibsons Councillor and Committee member Gerry Tretick. “Things have to change. What we have now is not acceptable.” See “Passenger Ferry” continued on page 2

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back then, they would have posted articles about labour rights and striking for the 8-hour workday. But it was a more subtle influence that the Finnish settlers had on the community that would help shape life on the Sunshine Coast for years to come. May Day celebrations at the Steinbrunner ranch were well attended by everyone in the district and although politics may have come up in conversation, I imagine that it was mostly a time to get together with friends and celebrate the coming of summertime. Some things change, some things don’t…

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he performance of Origins, a feature length theatrical comedy, will be held Friday, May 11 at the Roberts Creek Hall. The show weaves together music, dance, puppetry, multimedia, and circus arts to tell a story of love, loss, corporate power, genetic engineering, and propaganda, bashing apart the binaries of good and evil in a grueling quest to save the world. Superhero Boy Band’s mandate is to produce the-

atre shows that promote personal transformation and community empowerment through parodying superheroes and boy bands, and by raising questions on perfection, propaganda, and the shortcomings of dualistic perspectives. Doors open at 7:30 pm. Tickets available at Gaia’s Fair Trade (Gibsons Landing), MELOmania (Roberts Creek) and Strait Music (Sechelt). For information contact Judy at 886-7334.

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he BCSPCA on the Coast will host their annual Open House on Sunday, May 6 from noon to 3 pm. Coast residents are invited to come down and check out the facilities, meet some of the furry residents and visit with the staff and volunteers. The annual Open House is the SPCA’s way to raise awareness of some of the issues they face each year, in-

cluding abuse and cruelty to animals, spaying and neutering programs and the need for good homes for their homeless animals. Donations are always welcome to help provide a much-needed community service. The SPCA’s mission is to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in British Columbia.

embers of the public are invited to attend the Battle of Atlantic Service, Sunshine Coast, to be held on Sunday May 6 at 11am. The service will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 140. This is a service of remembrance in recognition of those who fought and lost their lives during the Battle of the Atlantic, which was one of the longest battles of WWll. The Sunshine Coast Naval Veterans Association (SCNVA) was formed in 1988 with 64 members but over the years grew to 88 members. In the past 25 years they have taken part in all of the Sechelt Canada Day parades, the Gibsons Sea Cavalcade parades and the Madeira Park May Day parades, usually

CORRECTION: Our article last week on the Cool School should have credited Dave Marshall of the Sunshine Coast Drag Racing Association, who is spearheading the restoration, as a key volunteer in the automotive project. The article also credited the Coasters Car Club with donation of a 1971 Plymouth Duster for

repair and conversion to a dragster to be raffled for benefit of Cool School. In fact, the Coasters Car Club is not involved with Cool School, the restoration or raffl e project. Raffle tickets will be available starting in mid-May. Brenda Masich, Elphi’s automotive teacher, previously taught at Brooks Secondary in Powell River. Masich has

been working closely with the SD46 Board of Trustees to enroll Elphinstone Secondary in the BC Secondary School Motorsport Association, saying, “The current Board is just awesome, and really hugely supportive of us.” The Local apologizes for any inconvenience caused by the error and appreciate this opportunity to set the record straight.

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Editorial Opinion

There’s no place like home


any of us have parents who live far away and, according to some psychologists, that’s a good sign. It means that we’ve been raised to be confident and independent, able to ‘leave the nest’ and strike out on our own. But it doesn’t mean we don’t need our parents anymore. When we run into a streak of trouble or suffer from a health problem, that’s when we want to talk to our parents, especially our moms. They offer sympathy, gentle advice and background information on our genetic disposition for any potential health problems. Often, just talking things over with her is enough to put things into perspective and make the world a less scary place. We’ll always be their children, even when our hair is just as white and we have almost as many wrinkles! With aging parents, the roles reverse. We worry about them as their health begins to fail, and make plans to spend more time with them. This involves taking time off work, considering the cost of traveling home and making arrangements for the care of the house and family pets while away. There are some who will uproot their own families and change jobs to move closer to aging parents; some are spared that overwhelming sense of responsibility by siblings who already live nearby and give regular reports. There are only two places where you ever experience that sense of ‘home’ – your own and that of your parents. Once your parents are gone, you’ve not only lost the two people you cherish, you’ve also lost that link to your childhood and the home where you felt comfortable, safe and loved, where someone else solved problems, where holidays and family gatherings were exciting times and there was the magic and mystery of the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny. Parents are not only the hub of your family, linking siblings and relatives, they also hold the genealogical key to your past. Too often, we regret never having sat down with our parents (or grandparents) to learn more about our own family histories (with all the interesting skeletons in the closet!). Once we’ve lost that sense of ‘home’ when our parents are gone, it’s up to us to create our own precious legacy of love and take on the job of making holidays wonderful, keeping the magic and mystery alive and solving problems. It’ll be worth all the heartache, headache and pains in the backside because, as Dorothy said when she clicked her red slippers together, “There’s no place like home!”

Letters to the Editor Weston not listening? John Weston MP had a ‘town’ meeting in Sechelt. Despite pulling every string to suppress turnout (late and minimal advertising, a 5:30 pm start time on the opening day of the NHL playoffs), a standing room only crowd arrived. After a half hour of platitudes and talking points, the people took over. All but one of many criticized the Conservative policies and budget, raising everything from the Tar Sands, pipelines, tanker traffic, warplanes, AIDS drugs, retirement age, robocalls and everything in between. There was virtually no support (save one voice) for the direction that the Harperites are taking our fair country.

In the end, Weston chose to simply insult the large crowd by suggesting that only those who were disenchanted came out to open meetings. It is unclear that he actually heard any of the offered opinions. Did we elect a representative to speak for us, or a person to act as a message carrier for Stephen Harper? Weston is clearly the latter. Paul Johnston, Roberts Creek

Smoother sailing for passenger ship Do you know what would be a really good idea? A short, smooth boat ride to Horseshoe Bay from Langdale where there’s lots of parking. I’m really surprised the local governments haven’t lobbied for


Letters to the Editor – Opinions this before now, as it would just make total sense. I guess they didn’t want to upset the Provincial Government folks. Then catch the fast bus to North or West Van or even Vancouver and points beyond. This easy and smooth trip on the water would be so much quicker than going all the way around to Vancouver only from Langdale, which would limit the destinations too, and would be way less expensive as it’s cheaper to run a bus than a boat and it can get really nasty out there in the Salish Sea. (I could tell a few hair raising stories having been out there a bit!) Bill Howe, Gibsons

Ferry means friends and family moving away Please accept this letter as a reflection of my dissatisfaction with current ferry service and rates being imposed on residents of the Sunshine Coast. Not only have I been told by my potential buyers that rates, schedules and cut off times at the Langdale ferry terminal have been factors which have resulted in their choosing other areas to invest in, but the cost of getting my family to and from Vancouver has become prohibitive. Bringing up my three daughters in the Pender Harbour area, we are faced with regular trips into Vancouver for field trips, sporting events, training sessions and medical appointments. When we made the decision to move to the area, we

factored in the costs we expected to be paying for fuel and transportation, however, fuel costs and ferry fees have skyrocketed compared to the rest of the economy. We have numerous personal friends who have unfortunately left the Sunshine Coast with their children as a result of the growing costs of raising families here. As a result, our school system funding suffers and we are forced to make even more trips to Vancouver to give our children well-rounded upbringings. It’s a vicious cycle which BC Ferries has an opportunity to stop by providing regular and reasonable passenger and vehicle fares to and from Vancouver. I find it absurd that 12 year-old children are charged a full adult fare of over $11 and I would ask that BC Ferries consider maintaining a child rate for all high school aged children. Is there some additional expense incurred by BC Ferries in moving 12 year-olds versus 11 year-olds? I implore BC Ferries to consider the impact of the current pricing schedule and lack of a passenger only service to and from Langdale from the Sunshine Coast. Alan Stewart, Pender Harbour

Crazy idea or good plan? I can quite understand the need for a foot passenger only ferry. I wonder how many times we have been told, “We would love to live on the Sunshine Coast; houses are affordable. I work in Vancouver,

but that ferry ...!” Well it has been tried – the private enterprise route. Go to Google Canada and call up COASTAL LINK FERRIES, a story for which Gilbert and Sullivan would have been proud. Even a boat with a name: MV Coastal Runner, under Captain Shaker. Rumours started flying around in April 2008 – a 75-passenger ferry at $10 a head, and it would start from Gibsons in October 2008. And yes, there would be a few trial runs. Fast forward to January 2010. “We are able to secure docking at Hopkins Landing. Ferry service starts on the first of March 2010.”A sad ending followed. Walk on, walk off the Queen of Surrey, no problem; lots of room. At Horseshoe Bay, there’s a reliable blue bus to take you to downtown Vancouver. The issue is not the availability it is the scheduling and its reliability. If you have a car, for the businessman or businesswoman, forget it: Lots of two-hour waits at the terminals. “At least we’re not going to Nanaimo,” is the only thought that gives one pleasure. The lesson – if you are a 9 to 5 businessman or woman working in the Lower Mainland, the Sunshine Coast is not for you – even if you can arrange carpooling. Now to a crazy idea, but the more I think about it, the less crazy it seems. It applies to those who would like an evening in Van-

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couver – a game, a show, a restaurant but with no way of catching the 9:15 pm ferry. Pre-World War II, my father often took me on the Liverpool to Dublin overnight boat. Get on the boat at around 7 pm and enjoy a cabin for two or a comfortable chair. Wake up alongside in Dublin, have breakfast onboard and disembark. Now, what about a small boat fitted ‘a la business-class plane’ waiting in Horseshoe Bay? You arrive late at night, have a snack and settle down for a snooze. Wake up in the morning and you are in Langdale. What happens then? I don’t know. Maybe Keats, Gambier, etc. This could be a crazy idea that just needs some work. Bernard McGrath, Langdale

Cement plant another example Re: Clark Hamilton’s letter to the Editor It’s called democracy, Mr. Hamilton, governing by the rule of law in order to protect individual rights from being steamrolled by the rich and powerful. And it’s worth every penny.  Blame for the $80,000 cost for re-doing Target Marine lies with the government of Sechelt and its advisors who made a mistake, and not on the individuals who are trying to save their right to the quiet enjoyment of their residential property. This typical push for maximum profit for companies (Letters continued on page 5) Jeff Smith


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(Continued from page 4) with no respect for people puts every residential property owner at risk even when the zoning should protect them. Stockwell’s proposal for a cement plant is the latest and coming example. Ted & Nancy Leathley, West Sechelt

McClymont’s summarization exaggerated? Since 2009, the regular publication on the website of ‘Hammy’s Reports’ has provided readers with an authoritative record of Hamilton McClymont’s perception of what occurred at various Town of Gibsons meetings. While Mr. McClymont is one of the most energetic chroniclers of local politics, there is an inherent tension between his gift for punchy summarization and the burden of providing context. As an example, McClymont noted in his report of the Feb. 14 CoTW meeting that Councillor Bouman had read back oral submissions from plant ecologist Dr. Terry McIntosh to confirm he’d heard them correctly. McClymont put “read back” in quotes and added in italics, “It’s clear that Councillor Bouman is trying to set up a ‘our scientists are better than your scientists’ scenario”. The “our” and “your” construct, though peppy, was somewhat hyperbolic. McIntosh had prepared a Plant and Vegetation Assessment of the Gospel Rock area in 2007 as a sub-consultant expert for environmental consultant Paul van Poppelen, and had reviewed (at the request of members of Friends of Gospel Rock) a 2010 report by van Poppelen about the area below Gower Point Road and how it relates to the part above. He’d done an additional survey before the Feb. meeting

and, as noted by local media, there was a lack of harmony between his findings and van Poppelen’s report. Those outlets also quoted Councillor Tretick as saying, when the topic came up again at the Apr. 10 meeting, “To have somebody come along and say ‘my scientist is better than your scientist’ is not acceptable.” Though the possessive pronouns had become singular, I had to wonder whether the real Tretick might not have been ill and some sort of battery-powered ‘Talking Hammy doll’ shown up in his place. David Stow, Elphinstone

Get gas prices into line Gas prices here on the Sunshine Coast are the same as in Metro Vancouver. Metro Vancouver has a 17 cents/litre transit tax. Why are the residents of the Sunshine Coast being ripped off? I propose that the residents ONLY purchase gas at gas stations. Do not purchase anything else like oil, coffee, pop, chips, cigarettes, etc. Grocery, hardware and corner stores sell things other than gas. When the profits are taken away from the gas station owners, maybe they will petition the gas corporations to lower the price per litre. This way we will be paying the true cost of gas. Dennis Pekrul, Gibsons

Five months later … As we know only too well in life, most of us can find the time it takes to make a phone call or write a letter if we have something or someone to complain about, but how many of us find the time to do likewise when praise is deserving? Not many of us, we suspect, hence all the more reason for this letter. We were two of the peo-

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Who has what you want and need? This is a good time to ask and receive. The law of returns has been active in your life with plus and minus results. There is reason to say you are still in an endurance phase. Things stand to alleviate somewhat in several weeks. Proceeding with sobriety and discipline remains important. Accept support. Scorpio (Oct 22 – Nov 21) Dealing with dual desires perhaps especially on relationship fronts continues. Should I stay or go? Is there a middle ground? Sober thinking implies paying attention to the details. Yet, keeping an open mind is also important. Working to push through inner and outer resistance implies acting upon what you feel is true versus right. Go easy on yourself amidst this complex process. Sagittarius (Nov 21 – Dec 21) Changes in your usual routine and rhythm are increasingly evident. These may not be so easy to handle or avoid. Yet they are stimulating your mind and perhaps social activity. Mix enthusiasm and creativity for what is happening for best results. Pay extra attention to creating harmonious exchanges with others. Who you know is more important than what, now. Capricorn (Dec 21 – Jan 19) A sizable creative wave is coming in. You stand to get some of the best of it. Yet it is important that you are fully prepared to give to the situation and perhaps in more ways than one. Maintaining a close connection with your innermost self, your core, however you identify with that, will enable you to feel strong, focus and overcome distractions. Aquarius (Jan 19 – Feb 19) Enjoying a more peaceful pace close to home is likely now. Entertaining new leads and directions is featured. These are opening new doors of awareness and perception. TheAJ process is causing you to Pumps Sudoku 1018 get to the bottom of things somehow, to secure the base. This calm state and increased awareness will support you to proceed with greater confidence now and for future prospects. Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20) A busy time following new leads towards establishMay 3, 2012 ing new rhythms and foundations is in focus. Others and circumstances are pushing you to be focused, clear and decisive. With so many fronts to manage, this may be easier said than done. Change and transformation are underway for you. This implies endings and new beginnings. Trust and cooperate with this dynamic.

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Market update for April Real Estate Tips Kenan MacKenzie Sunshine Coast Real Estate News


etached listings: There are 621 current detached listings and 142 sales, year-to-date. The current market’s hot price range is below $400,000, with 77 of the sales occurring in this price range. With the current pace of sales this represents a 17-month supply of listings. Comparing the previous year’s detached sales, in 2011 for the same time period we had 148 sales. The detached listing inventory climbed but with an increase of sales volume in March, the market supply decreased over the previous month.

Attached Listing: There are 145 current attached listings and 26 sales year-todate. With the current pace of sales this represents a 22-month supply of listings. Comparing the previous year’s attached sales, in 2011 for the same time period, we had 35 sales. Attached listings represent strata unit apartments, condos and townhouses. Attached listings climbed over January with the market supply. Land listing: There are 417 bare land listings and 15 sales year-to-date. With the current pace of sales this represents an 11-month supply. Comparing the previous year’s bare land sales, in 2011 for the same time period, we had 31 sales. Increase in sales over the previous month led to

a sharp decrease in the monthly supply. Well, April was a better month and the market seems to be getting warmer than the weather for May. The area of the market that is hottest is the up to $400,000 group, representing 77 sales. In the $400,000 to $500,000 there were 35 sales; $500,000 to $600,000 had 9 sales; $600,000 to $700,000 had 11 sales; $800,000 to $900,000 had 3 sales; $900,000 to $1,000,000 had 4 sales and only one sale over a $1,000,000 this year. Next week we’ll have a look at mortgage rates. Keep the letters coming in regards to improving the ferry service: Change will only come about if we make ourselves heard.

Mom and twins entertain at coffeehouse The Artesia Coffeehouse April 27 at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre played to an appreciative crowd with four sets of live entertainment including Denise Olson and her twin daughters, Mira and Angie Sheppard, (left). Also playing were Keely Halward, Mick Bryant, Michelle Bruce and Lowry Olafson. The May 25 coffeehouse will be the last this season.

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102 GARAGE SALES 4th Annual Grandmothers PLANT SALE. May 5 at 10:00am, 6414 Norwest Bay Rd. Proceeds to the Stephen Lewis Foundation. p18 Huge Garage Sale. Sat. May 12, 11:00am – 4:00pm. 5555 S.C. Hwy. (beside Tsain-Ko Gift shop) p19 Sat. May 12, 9 am-1 pm, Marina Place Community Garage Sale, 699 Dougall Rd., Gibsons. (In carports if raining.) p19

SHORA – Sunshine Heights Owner’s Resident Association Annual General Meeting. Tuesday May 8, 2012 at 7:00pm. Sechelt Community Church, 5895 Reef Road, Sechelt. p18 RE Décor Consignment. Learn to `RE Décor,’ come in and pick up a handout with our décor tips and get the casual `RE Décor’ look. Always stylish, always affordable. 5699 Cowrie St., Sechelt. 604-8855884. Open 1:00pm-3:00pm on Sundays in May! b18 RC Legion #219 Roberts Creek. Tuesdays are Cheaper Chewsdaze and Beer Specialz, kitchen closed Mondays & Wednesdays. 604-886-9813 btfn If your drinking is causing you problems but you don’t know how to stop, maybe we can help. Alcoholics Anonymous. 604885-8208. btfn Alanon/Alateen for friends and families of alcoholics. Meetings Monday-Friday, 604-886-4594, 604-885-0101, 604-886-9059, 604-883-2882. btfn Too much Easter chocolate? Join TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly). Small groups in Sechelt, Wednesdays 6:30pm, Sechelt Health Unit, 5571 Inlet Ave. 604-740-5845 or 604-885-4666. Gibsons, Thursdays 6:30pm, Frank West Hall. 604-8868578 or 604-886-1717. b28 Advertise in the paper that you read. Call The Local today. 604885-3134

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1704 HOMES FOR RENT Sechelt: 3 bdrm, close to downtown. $1300/mo. Call Key Property Management at 60419, 2012 886-6618 forApril viewing or visit b18 Gibsons: 1 bdrm cottage. $800/ mo. Call Key Property Management at 604-886-6618 for viewing or visit b18 Gibsons: Spacious 3 bdrm, 2 bth duplex in lower Gibsons with a harbour view, decks and wood burning FP. $1300/mo, N/S, sm. pet nego. Avail now, call Key Property Management at 604886-6618 for viewing or visit b18 Gibsons: $425/mo. Do you like camping? Welcome R.V’s 1995 and newer. Gibsons RV Resort. 1051 Gilmour Rd. 604-989-7275 btfn

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1800 EMPLOYMENT Experienced cleaner for Gibsons B&B, ‘on-call’ basis. Call 604-8862912. b19 Executive Housekeeping position. Individual required to fully clean lodge guest rooms, restaurant, lodge use common areas and reception to the highest of standards, OMD personality an asset. To start immediately hours of work vary following check in/out schedules. Hourly rate commensurate with experience and work ability, full training provided, this prestigious job does require previous experience in high end cleaning. E-mail covering letter and resume to: info@ b18 Hairstylist needed. Chair rental avail at Artistic Image Group. Call Cindy @ 604-886-8118. b19

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Nominations open for multiculturalism awards


ominations are open for the annual Provincial Nesika Awards 2012. These awards started in 2008 to recognize people,

organizations and businesses whose exceptional work brings our diverse cultures together. The Multicultural Advisory Council sponsors

the awards to honour and celebrate British Columbia’s cultural diversity and Aboriginal heritage. Four categories are: In-

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team category, was Delta’s four-man ‘Bud1’ team, made up of Peter Motzek, Alex Kurenov, Norm Richards and Scott Alexander. Second place went to the Kamloops ‘Great Hope’ team of Carl Brownstein, Iris Rich, Jake Snedden and Luke Roose. Third went to the Fireflies of Madeira Park: Bruno Cote, Kerry Rand, Dustin Ouellette and Ray Miron. The Broken Paddle Award was awarded to the Squamton Four from Madeira Park: Arleah Johansen, Trevor Bergsstrom, Jaimie Taylor and Ryan Howie. The coveted Spiffy Skiffy Award went to Ed Cleave, Anna Jaschinski, Joerg Jaschinski and Mike Latimer of The Sinkers team from Sechelt/Roberts Creek. In the youth category, judges had great fun awarding places; first prize in the Trophy Race was awarded to grade 12 Team Awesome – Jake Snedden, Codey Edwardson, Luke Roose and Carson Anderson. The judges also awarded this team a Fun Race award for ‘Best Attack’. The grade 8 and 12

‘Hydrophobes’, consisting of Khoya Craig, Liz Rowlands and Michael Parrot won second in the Trophy race, and took first place in the Fun Race. Third place went to ‘3 ½ Men’ and this grade 10 group, made up of Dustin Sigurdson, Matt Watts, Zach M.-F. and Hunter Edwardson also took the title of Wettest Team in the Fun Race. Wetter still were the grade 9 ‘DT Double J’ team, made up of Teaguen Craig, Jade Storoschuk, Dani Pazur and Jace Landry, who were awarded Best Swimmer in the Fun Race. While the Spongy Llamas didn’t finish in the Trophy Race, grade 7-9 students Jordan Kammerle, Jordan Haines, Mitchell Silvey and Sawyer Cote did win the Best Sweeper in a Boat and the Perseverance Award in the Fun Race. The creativity, inventiveness and sportsmanship of all the teams was applauded by the judges, organizers, volunteers and all those who attended to cheer on their favorite teams. See more photos on The Local website at

continued from page 1 boat – with wood provided by RONA – within the three-hour period, this year their additional challenge was that they had to do so without using any metal screws or metal nails. This meant that some of the contestants whittled and used their own wooden ‘nails’, while others made creative use of twine and plastic and the old Canadian standby, duct tape. When the period allotted for construction was up, challengers took to the water in their little crafts, some with better results than others. Screams of laughter erupted as some of the little boats failed to negotiate harbour waters and capsized, tipping life-jacketed teams into frigid water. Bystanders cheered all the contestants on, and applauded enthusiastically as the winning teams completed the course, with emergency rescue standing by for the not-so-lucky. Overall, the day was a great success for everyone. In first place in the Adult

dividual, Business, Organization, and a new Youth category. The four winners will be recognized at the awards event in November. Winners in each category will receive a trophy and $5,000 for donation to a non-profit

organization of their choice to further support multiculturalism in the province. Nominations must be received by Sept. 24. Download the 2012 Provincial Nesika Awards nomination form at: www.


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