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Edmonds facing huge changes Development plans would see three new towers and a two-storey retail building Stefania Seccia staff reporter

Although the deals offered at the Value Village in Edmonds will surely be missed, its replacement proposes to be a new community hub. The rezoning application for a mixeduse development with three highrise residential towers, an office building, two-storey retail podium and underground parking in the Highgate area is headed to public hearing on Jan. 28, 2014. The proposed redevelopment, at 7350 Edmonds St. and 7338 Kingsway, was first brought to council’s attention in July 2012. A Value Village and a multi-tenant building currently sit on the site. “We are excited to build a landmark project that will add to the growth of the neighbourhood,” Michael Sengara, development coordinator with Cressey Development Group, told the NOW. “This particular corner of Kingsway and Edmonds is a prominent one, and the office building on the corner is a reflection of that.” IBI/HB Architects put forward the rezoning application on behalf of the developer, Cressey Development Group. “Architecturally, the geometry of the site serves as an inspiration for the angular form of the building,” Sengara added. “At the corner, we have also cut the building back, allowing for a covered pedestrian plaza.” The six-storey office building is Development Page 9

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On the nice list: Santa visits with Scarlett and Domenic LaQuaglia at the Glenburn Soda Fountain and Confectionery Shop before the Light Up the Heights event in North Burnaby. The festivities include a sidewalk festival, roving carollers and a lighting ceremony at the fire hall. See more photos at www.burnabynow.com.

City projects 2.47 per cent tax hike Stefania Seccia staff reporter

It’s barely the end of 2013, and Burnaby city council is already projecting a 2.47 per cent property tax increase next year. At its Dec. 9 meeting, council received a report of the 2014 provisional financial plan projecting an increase to property taxes, which could lead to a freezing of hiring any more full-time city employees. “The report before us is a pretty tight budget,” said Coun. Dan Johnston. “I think

staff have been quite thorough in reviewing their programs and making adjustments as needed. Saying that, I think there’s still some potential between now and the annual budget in May to realize some additional opportunities.” The interim report included a $5.5 million amortization of costs for some of the newly completed community centres, such as the Edmonds Community Centre, the Still Creek Eco Centre and the Bonsor 55 plus centre, according to Johnston. Johnston suggested a temporary halt to

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An empty, city-owned lot in the Burnaby Heights area slotted as a future parking spot has caught the ire of a local couple. Catherine and Albert Homenchuk live in the Heights. The two recently wrote a letter to council expressing their concern over a lot at the corner of Carleton Avenue and Pender Street, which they say has become an unofficial dumping ground. “In our neighbourhood, on the Heights, we, the property owners, do the very best we can

to keep it clean, free of garbage and debris,” the Homenchuks wrote in their letter to council. “And yet, there is a property at the end of our block, which the City of Burnaby has owned for a very long time that is a continual eyesore.” The Homenchuks said they have had to call the engineering department to clean the mess of furniture, mattresses, TVs and general garbage that end up on the site. But Leon Gous, engineering director at the city, said the spot hasn’t had many active calls lately. “We do go there three times a year and mow and pick up garbage whenever it’s required,”

he told the NOW. “As soon as someone complains, it’s in the works order system, and there’s nothing recently. It doesn’t seem to be a particular hot spot in that sense.” Gous said the department’s road crew maintains the empty lots in the city. “This one is not huge on our radar,” he added. “But there’s always a problem with any vacant lot in the city. When people dump mattresses, normally we get a call for our guys to go pick it up.” In their letter, the Homenchuks suggest turning the empty lot into something people

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Six marked police cruisers, a speed watch van and an anti-graffiti van were the only casualties of an incident that began with the theft of a Jeep Cherokee in Surrey on Saturday and ended with the brief closure of Burnaby Hospital’s acute care area on Sunday morning. According to a media release, Mounties were called to Burnaby’s community police office at Lougheed Town Centre around 1 a.m. on Dec. 8 after a neighbour noticed a man trying to break into a rental truck parked in the mall lot. On their way to the scene, officers were informed the suspect had crashed a dark coloured Jeep Cherokee into an unoccupied RCMP cruiser parked outside the police office. By the time officers arrived, the suspect had managed to break into the five-ton rental truck and had crashed into several parked police cruisers, stated the release. According to police, the suspect damaged a total of six police cars, a City of Burnaby speed watch van and the Jeep Cherokee he had been driving, before crashing into a “large” electric pole. The 38-year-old Surrey man then exited the truck and attempt-

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Casualties: Six RCMP cruisers and the City of Burnaby’s speed watch van and anti-graffiti van were

damaged on Sunday morning. A Surrey man allegedly stole a five-ton rental truck and went on a rampage through the parked cars at the Lougheed community police office. ed to flee on foot but was apprehended a “short distance” from the mall and arrested without incident. While the cost of damages to the police cruisers hasn’t been determined, Staff Sgt. Maj. John Buis said a brand new and fully equipped cruiser costs about $45,000. The detachment’s transportation manager is expected to bring someone in to assess the damage and see if any of the cruisers can be salvaged, Buis added. But that is not where the story ends. The suspect was taken to Burnaby Hospital for a psychiatric and medical examination where he jumped up from his bed and

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ripped out a sprinkler head. Water poured from the surrounding sprinklers in the acute care area of the emergency room, affecting 18 beds and causing “significant water damage,” according to a media release from Fraser Health. Burnaby’s emergency room was only closed for a short while as crews cleaned up the water, which reached a peak of four inches. B.C. Ambulance Service redirected patients until nine of the 18 beds were reopened. No staff or patients were injured. The suspect was taken into custody at the Burnaby RCMP detachment, where he remains. Charges have been laid against 38-year-old Joseph Field of Surrey. Last week’s question Do you agree with B.C. Hydro’s cost increase? YES 20% NO 80% This week’s question Do you think a 2.47 per cent tax hike is reasonable? Vote at: www.burnabynow.com

According to Burnaby RCMP, Field faces two counts of possession of stolen property and one count of mischief for damaging the police vehicles. The suspect could also be facing charges depending on the results of an investigation into an incident in Surrey on Saturday. According to police, a man allegedly ripped out a sprinkler head at the Quibble Creek Sobering and Assessment Centre after he became agitated while at the facility. The suspect then fled the facility in a Jeep Cherokee. While police are still investigating the Surrey incident, the RCMP believes the two are likely connected.

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lots on some areas of the Heights has made it difficult for businesses to attract more customers, who end up making the decision

to pull over or go straight home if parking isn’t conveniently available, Kolic said. “I do hear from busi-

nesses that they can attract dumping and that sometimes there’s a couple of lots that become occasionally overgrown,” she

added. “The city does take care of it pretty promptly. If for some reason it gets missed, we bring it up to them. They’re very swift to

address it.” The Homenchucks did not respond to the Burnaby NOW’s request for comment by press deadline.

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don’t want to put garbage on – such as a community garden or a parking lot. “I thought the mandate was to make the corner lots into parking lots,” the Homenchuks noted. “Please, do something about these lots and help us to keep our neighbourhood clean.” The city has a longterm plan to convert several empty lots along the Heights into parking lots. In 1991, Burnaby committed to building 15 parking lots in total, but it’s four short from completing the goal, according to Lou Pelletier, director of planning and building. “Before council went ahead with the next number of lots that could be developed, they wanted to make sure staff had done a review of the parking program,” he said. “To see what the demand is for parking and where are these lots, if they’re in the right location or not to serve parking needs.” The review is still on the staff periphery, but Pelletier said the parking program was meant to be built over time. The four locations are: Pender Street and Madison Avenue, the north side of Hastings Street and Gilmore Avenue, and one on each side of Carleton and Pender. The question of whether or not the Heights needs more parking lots has a clear answer according to Isabel Kolic, executive director of the Heights Merchants Association. “Parking in sections of the Heights still continues to be a challenge,” Kolic told the Burnaby NOW. “We do think those four should be completed, and we’re certainly eager to see them completed. We also know the city is aware of it, and they’re working on it.” The lack of parking

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Burnaby NOW • Wednesday,December 11, 2013 • A05

Do pipelines affect property values? New study suggests an oil spill could decrease values Jennifer Moreau staff reporter

How do pipeline spills impact property values? That’s the focus of a new report released by CRED B.C., a non-profit business organization concerned about the economic impacts of pipelines on the West Coast. The report, released Monday, suggests an oil spill, on the coast or in the Burrard Inlet, could decrease property values and cost jobs in the real estate sector. The report was based on academic research on eight oil spills in the U.S. and Canada, including the infamous 2007 Kinder Morgan pipeline rupture in Burnaby where 250,000 litres of oil escaped, coating 11 homes in crude and forcing 250 residents to voluntarily leave their homes. According to the report’s key findings, several documented cases show that

directly impacted proper- to the NOW, Lizette Parsons ties lost 10 to 40 per cent of Bell, a spokesperson for the their value following an oil Trans Mountain expansion, spill. Even properties that said people have been livwere simply near spills and ing near the pipeline for not directly impacted saw a decades. “Hundreds, if not thoufive to eight per cent reduction in value, according to sands, of people have chothe report. The impacts are sen to buy or build near the pipeline. That most acutely said, we know seen in the first “Hundreds, if that people do year following have concerns a spill and last not thousands, about land for about five of people have devaluation, years, accordchosen to buy or we’ve heard ing to CRED that, too. It is B.C. build near the important to As for the pipeline.” remember that 2007 Burnaby more than 75 pipeline rupLIZETTE PARSONS BELL per cent of the ture, there Trans Mountain pipeline will has been no follow the existresearch on the impact on property values, ing right-of-way, where the pipeline has been in place according to the report. Kinder Morgan is hoping for 60 years, and most of to twin the Trans Mountain the properties have been pipeline, increasing Alberta bought and sold over the oil shipments from 300,000 years with the easement to 890,000 barrels per day. disclosure. More than 15 The proposed project also per cent of the proposed includes plans to expand expanded pipeline will the storage tank facility on follow utility corridors or Burnaby Mountain and the other infrastructure,” she Westridge Marine Terminal wrote. Alan Dutton, a spokesin Burnaby, where tankers person for Burnaby fill up with crude. Opposing In an emailed statement Residents

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Just a matter of time before pot is legalized Sensible B.C. fails on its first attempt, but we’re sure it has learned valuable lessons for the next campaign Let’s just consider it a trial balloon, during a 90-day window using volunor perhaps a trial doobie. teers. The group was certainly buoyed Sensible B.C. – the group trying by Washington and Colorado’s recent to spark a referendum on decriminalization of maridecriminalizing pot – has juana and lots of support Burnaby NOW come up short. It needed from politicians and police. close to 300,000 petition sigIt is, however, still hampered natures to force a referendum on the by rural folks who aren’t as fast to issue, and it achieved 200,000. But embrace the pot movement. that’s a first-time run at the process Getting high isn’t high on a lot of

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folks’ lists. In fact, there’s still a good percentage of B.C. taxpayers who think that more giggling and getting the munchies is not what will propel the B.C. economy forward. But those folks are quickly becoming the minority, and we think that Sensible B.C. has probably figured out that they just have to work harder to get the undecideds and potential pot

supporters off their duffs to offset the anti-pot folks. It is just a matter of time. Our society is looking for more ways to zone out, and pot is probably one of the milder alternatives. When you consider all the pharmaceuticals available and, of course, booze, the faint whiff of pot smoke in the neighbourhood may not be all that bad.

Is TransLink too broken to fix? IN MY OPINION

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s TransLink nearing the breaking point? It’s a question worth posing as frustrations expressed by a number of mayors and councils over transit and transportation priorities continue to mount and boil over for public display. TransLink has been unable to solve a riddle it has been wrestling with for some time now: how to meet escalating service demands without creating unpopular or unacceptable revenue streams to pay for them. As a result, municipalities are finding themselves pitted against each other when it comes to determining what particular project gets the green light over others. The situation has been building for some time, but three recent developments show how bad things have become. First was Premier Christy Clark’s arbitrary decision that a new bridge would replace the Massey Tunnel, and that construction would begin soon. The announcement was met with opposition from a number of mayors, but it was also backed

by others, notably Delta Mayor Lois Jackson. One of the critics of the Massey Bridge, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, continues to insist a rapid transit line down Broadway to the University of B.C. is the most pressing priority, but the chance of that being built any time soon evaporated when the B.C. Liberals won re-election, while the voters along that transit line voted for the NDP. Then there was Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts’ announcement that her municipality would essentially bypass TransLink and the provincial government, and approach Ottawa on its own, asking for $1.8 billion in funding to build three light rail lines across the city. Watts has been pushing for some kind of light rail service in her municipality for quite some time, only to be ignored time and time again by her mayoral colleagues. Of course, it remains a longshot for the federal government to fork over this kind of cash to a municipality (Surrey is not in Quebec, after all), but Watts’ actions seems to be a stunning example of the frustration some mayors have with TransLink’s planning process. Finally, New Westminster council is now balking at Surrey’s desire for a six-lane bridge to replace the Pattullo TransLink Page 7

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Tree bylaw should be stricter Dear Editor:

An open letter to Mayor Derek Corrigan and Burnaby city council: My family ties to Burnaby started in the mid1930s, when my great grandfather purchased land on Springer Avenue. Both of my parents have deep Burnaby roots, and I currently live in South Burnaby, where my husband and I are raising our young family, and I work in Burnaby. I feel invested in the future development of Burnaby. We selected our current neighbourhood for the trees and the beautiful street appeal of my neighbourhood. Our property has one large walnut tree and three large evergreens, one young apple tree and one dying plum tree. I say this so readers

understand a tree bylaw will impact me personally. We, too, will have to pay a fee if we want to make landscape changes to our private land. But I am willing to make this small sacrifice to allow the city the opportunity to manage all Burnaby trees to ensure that my children can raise their children in the City of Burnaby where neighbourhoods will still have old growth trees. Large trees, especially evergreens, are quickly being removed in South Burnaby, at a rate that is not sustainable. To respond to D. Ashenden in the Nov. 28 Burnaby NOW, yes, I do look at aerial maps of Burnaby, and I can show you more than 50 large trees that have forever disappeared from the landscape within a very small area of Burnaby in the last few years. Yes, Burnaby still has some large

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trees, but at the current rate of removal, they will be few and far between. Most of the large trees are on lots with older homes, as the older homes are being removed, so are all of the trees. I am not a radical. I do not normally write letters. However, if I allow the extreme opinions of some citizens writing in the paper to represent me in silence, I feel I will be letting down my children. I have done extensive research into this topic. There are numerous sources of academic literature outlining the importance and urgency to protect trees in urban areas. Many municipalities across North America have recently enacted tree bylaw protections, or are currently in the process like Burnaby. As our global community becomes more populated and densified, we must take measures to protect our trees. Here is a quick summary of the reasons for needing to protect urban trees as they provide numerous societal benefits as presented in the academic literature: ◆ Energy conservation (provide shade, protect from winds and weather), ◆ Reduce carbon dioxide, ◆ Improve air quality, ◆ Reducing storm water runoff, and flooding issues, ◆ Noise reduction, ◆ Ecological benefits, ◆ They create desirable environments, ◆ Reduced stress levels in citizens are associated within cities that have more trees, ◆ Increased real estate values = neighbourhood beauty.

Burnaby is currently undergoing a major growth and densification period. We need the City of Burnaby to implement the new bylaw to protect the urban trees because trees benefit the whole society, not just individual landowners. This new bylaw will help to ensure that the City of Burnaby can take a holistic management of the urban forest. This includes trees growing on cityowned and private land. If we look to our neighbouring municipalities and their bylaws, we quickly see many stricter tree bylaws currently exist in the Lower Mainland. In Delta, you need a permit to cut down any size tree. Vancouver and Coquitlam have tree bylaws and permit processes that are linked to tree diameter, similar to the newly proposed Burnaby bylaw. Whereas in Surrey, the tree bylaw has very involved rules, permits, and mandated replacement trees for the removal of specific tree species. As cities grow, laws and bylaws are needed to protect the interests of all. Just because I own a car that has a fast engine does not mean I get to drive at any speed. Regulations, fines and penalties have a role to ensure that all citizens’ longterm best interests are protected. This bylaw urgently needs to be implemented as homeowners are cutting down healthy trees prior to the implementation of this new bylaw, in my opinion, to protest this bylaw. It is about time the City of Burnaby take steps to improve the protection of our large tree inventory in Burnaby. I believe the new bylaw should even be stricter and provide for more replacement trees to be planted. T. Wispinski, Burnaby

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Bridge, arguing its street network could not handle the extra flow of traffic such a bridge would bring. This kind of infighting and going-alone actions is occurring while that unprecedented referendum on how to fund transit in Metro Vancouver draws ever closer. The premier says that referendum is partly designed to ensure mayors make their own positions on funding known, so they can be held accountable. But the way things are going, who knows whether the current TransLink model can function long enough to make it to the fall of 2014, when the referendum will be held. ◆ Don’t underestimate the significance of those unprecedented five-year contracts reached between the provincial government and the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union.

The union’s master agreement often serves as the template for other public sector union contracts, so it’s a good bet other unions will sign similar contracts in the months ahead. Interestingly, the union signed a new deal well ahead of the March termination date of the current one, and others may opt to sign early as well. The union also bought into the government’s idea of tying bonus wage hikes to economic growth. Public sector unions have long been accused of thinking economic growth had nothing to do with the compensation coming from government, so this is a philosophical shift of sorts. The one exception when it comes to other unions following this kind of contract is, of course, the B.C. Teachers’ Federation. It considers itself a social justice movement, and not a trade

union, so expecting it to grasp the linkage between economic growth and wage increases for their members is perhaps unrealistic. In political terms, however, the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union deal speaks volumes. Signing a five-year deal suggests the union realizes it backed the wrong horse in the last election and that it had better work with the one that won. The new contract lasts until after the next election as well. The union seems to have bet on the outcome of that contest already, and the bet has not been placed on the party it has traditionally backed. That tells you all you need to know about where the NDP is at these days, and how the party is viewed by its own allies. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global B.C.

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Casino funds help make city greener Stefania Seccia staff reporter

Burnaby is intending to convert casino green into greenery in the city, by diverting some gaming funds to operate environmental initiatives. In 2007, the city first approved gaming funds for capital works related to the environment, and at its Dec. 9 meeting, council approved amendments allowing the city to use the funds for one-time operating initiatives “that serve to protect or improve Burnaby’s environment,” according to a staff report. Denise Jorgenson, finance director, told the Burnaby NOW that the city’s gaming fund reserve received $9.6 million in 2012 and is prepared to receive the same amount this year. The current balance in the fund is $51.8 million, but at the end of 2012 it was $65.8 million.

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proposed for the corner of Kingsway and Edmonds Street, with a triangular look and coloured panels, LED lights, and will “provide a dramatic architectural statement at this prominent intersection,” according to Lou Pelletier, director of planning and building, in his report. The three highrise towers will be varying heights: the 37-storey Feature Tower, the site’s focal point, at the corner of Kingsway and Edmonds; the 31-storey Kingsway Tower, at the southeast corner of the site; and the 28-storey Edmonds Tower at the northern corner of the site. The three towers will also have different shapes: triangular, curved and orthogonal. “The varying heights of the three towers, as well as thoughtfully sculpted penthouse features, are intended to add interest to the skyline on the project site,” Pelletier states. “Materials used include coloured glazing and aluminum panel.” The development will happen in two phases. The first phase will include the Feature and Kingsway towers, office building and the southern portion of the commercial building. In all, 803 units are proposed, with 898 residential parking spaces and 529 commercial spaces. The developer is providing two bike storage spaces per resi-

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southwest corner of the Edmonds-area redevelopment from the Cressey Development Group. dential unit, 281 two-zone transit passes for one year and a car-sharing program. “It is intended that the overall project would accommodate a broad spectrum of housing needs and affordability levels,” Pelletier states.

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Three plead guilty in Branson Sanders’ death Stefania Seccia staff reporter

Two years almost to the day after Burnaby’s Branson Sanders’ body was found, three people pleaded guilty to charges related to his death. An integrated homicide investigation team release recently announced that Burnaby resident Shakib Shakib and Surrey resident Brandon Nandon, both 20, pled guilty to manslaughter in Surrey Provincial Court in connection to Sanders’ homicide. Their sentencing hearings are scheduled for March 7, 2014. Earlier last week, a 17-year-old young offender – who can not be named – pled guilty at the Surrey Provincial Court, to attempting to obstruct justice, in relation to the case. The young offender’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for March 18.

Sanders’ badly burned body was found in the bushes off Fareham Avenue and Elwell Street on Dec. 2, 2011. He lived in Burnaby, graduated from Cariboo Hill Secondary and was 20 years old at the time of his death. Police believed his remains were dumped in the Edmonds area, but his death actually occurred at a residence in the 18000 block of 55 Avenue in Surrey. Three months after locating Sanders’ remains, the RCMP’s integrated homicide investigation team arrested and charged Nandan and Shakib with second-degree murder. Police arrested Shakib in Clearwater, B.C. on March 6, 2012. On Nov. 21, 2012, the charges were raised to first-degree murder, and each also faced additional charges of indignity to a dead body.

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Burnaby clinic cares for new Canadians Stefania Seccia staff reporter

Finding a doctor these days is tough. Compound that problem with a language barrier, limited funds and jumping into a completely new country, then try navigating the health-care system on top of it. Many newcomers to Canada, some hailing from impoverished or war-torn nations, have had to deal with these issues since the dawn of immigration. That’s why a new clinic in Burnaby opened its doors – to connect newcomers with medical care during their transitional phase in Canada. Global Family Care Clinic opened this fall in the Edmonds area. Its mandate is to help immigrants and refugees who have moved to the country in the last three years get medical treatment until they find their own family physician. “So, coming here, they’re looking for a new start and a new beginning, and sometimes the challenges can be really hard,” Kimberley Reid, nurse practitioner heading the clinic, told the Burnaby NOW. “They’ll think once they get here that Canada is heaven and everything is OK, and then realizing that there’s still lots of challenges and things can be tough – especially with the language barriers and figuring everything out. And just starting.” So far, Reid says the clinic has seen up to 80 people, including families, pregnant women and mothers with their small children, since it opened in September. The clinic is a combined effort from the Fraser Health Authority and Burnaby Division of Family Practice. The division is a group of local family physicians that saw a need in the conventional health-care system. “A few of those doctors work at the Burnaby maternity clinic, and they were seeing a need for newcomers,” Reid said. “They could look after them during their pregnancy and for six weeks postpartum, but they didn’t have a family physician to be able to discharge the family to. And so that’s where they saw a need for it.” The Edmonds area was chosen for its diverse population. According to 2006 census data, more than 49,000 people live in the area with more than half being immigrants (53 per cent) and visible minorities (59 per cent). Afghanistan, China, the Philippines, India, Taiwan, Sudan and Pakistan are just some of the countries where newcomers come from.

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Help with health: Nurse practitioner Kimberley Reid helps newcomers to Canada at the Global Family Care Clinic. “The Edmonds and the Highgate area is such a multicultural area, and so many of the referrals are people within even a five-block radius around the clinic,” she said. “Often people come and may start off in Vancouver, but due to expense there’s so many people moving in Fraser Health, and moving in the Burnaby, Surrey and Coquitlam areas.” Patients are also educated about their own health and how B.C.’s system works. This includes information on good eating habits and exercise, making and keeping appointments, and taking medication. The clinic is a transitional place where individuals and their families can go for 18 to 24 months while they settle into their communities. After that period, Reid says they’re given help to find a permanent doctor. “People coming from war-torn areas

where their day-to-day is survival, and often times it is protecting yourself and your beliefs, and everything,” she added. “And to come to Canada, and our medical system is different. Coming in and (us) saying, ‘What can I do for you today?’ is a little bit different from what they’re used to, and having that time and ability to do so.” When going from having to worry about their lives and safety for decades, to having the capacity to think about their health – it’s a huge switch, Reid added. The clinic offers interpreters, who speak more than 150 languages, to either come in person or interpret over the phone through Fraser Health and Provincial Language Service. The most-used languages so far have been Farsi, Korean and Arabic, Reid noted.

“At the clinic, we work as a team to help newcomers to Canada navigate the health-care system and settle into life in Canada,” said Dr. Charlene Lui, family physician and chair of the Burnaby For a Division of Family Practice, in a video, media release. “In response to the often-insurmountable language scan with barrier for newcomers, the clinic’s Layar capacity to work with interpreters at no additional cost to patients help us to ensure that patients’ health-care needs are being addressed.” The clinic is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A physician visits on Fridays. It is not a walk-in clinic, and appointments must be made ahead of time. For more information, visit www.fraserhealth. ca. www.twitter.com/stefania_seccia

Christmas concerts set tone for holidays Feeling the need for some Christmas spirit? There’s plenty of holiday music on offer to help get you in the mood for the season. ◆ On Saturday, Dec. 14, the Amabilis Singers are offering up A Christmas Wish at 2 p.m. The concert is taking place at New Westminster Christian Reformed Church at 8255 13th Ave. (between First and Newcombe streets) in Burnaby. “Come, be moved by the luscious writing of Dan Forrest, the majesty of Mendelssohn’s Heilig, Heilig, the stirring

purity of Caracciola’s There is No Rose and the tenderness of Rutter’s Christmas Lullaby,” says a notice from the choir. The concert will also include favourite carols and sing-alongs. Tickets are $20, or free for children under 12. They’re available from all choir members, at the door or by calling 604-433-6538. ◆ The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra will also be in town with its Traditional Christmas concert, happening Sunday, Dec. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Michael J. Fox Theatre.

The holiday concert features Christmas music and carols, featuring the UBC Opera Ensemble and EnChor, with VSO assistant conductor Gordon Gerrard. It’s hosted by Christopher Gaze of Bard on the Beach. The Michael J. Fox Theatre is at 7373 MacPherson Ave. Tickets to the concert are $40, with discounts available for seniors, students and subscribers. Buy online at www.vancouversymphony. ca or call the symphony’s ticket line at 604Christopher Gaze 876-3434. www.twitter.com/juliemaclellan VSO host

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For more than a decade the locally owned and operated shoe store — located in the upper level of the mall near Target — has staked a reputation for providing its customers with a wide selection of the most popular and stylish comfort footwear lines, competitive prices and friendly, knowledgeable customer service. It’s a reputation that the Fam family and staff have strived constantly to uphold. “There’s a greater push in the footwear industry toward having better comfort technology, so there are more shoes now — even at the low end of the market — that are better made in terms of comfort and aesthetics,” says Fam. “Today, customers demand comfort and value along with unique styling and that’s why they come to our store.”

Chris Lax, Manager & Hayate Muroi, Sales Associate

A Step Ahead carries various types of footwear for both men and women — from walking, hiking, waterproof and dress shoes to winter boots, clogs, sandals and slippers, as well as over-the-counter orthotic solutions such as non-prescription arch supports, inserts and supportive foot beds that can aid

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in a shoe’s stability and fit. The Metrotown store also features a dedicated work shoe section for people in the service industry who rely on high quality, sturdy, dependable shoes, as well as a large sale section that offers customers tremendous value. A Step Ahead in Metrotown is currently holding its annual Christmas sale, which features savings on most of brands instore. A Step Ahead also carries a number of other great holiday gifts like UGG Australia, Blundstone, SAS & Doc Martens. This location also carries the widest selection of rubber boots from Hunter, DAV & Kamik; along with an assortment of bedroom slippers from UGG, Korban, The North Face, and Foamtreads. For more information on A Step Ahead’s Metrotown store or the chain’s other three B.C. locations, go to www. astepaheadfootwear.com.

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We have a great selection of Gift Baskets/Boxes ready for you or made to order at our stores at different prices and catering to all tastes. They make a great present for this festive season.

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2011 Prospect Lions Red VQA $110.00 (Regular $143.88) 2012 Prospect Lions White VQA $110.00 (Regular $143.88) Wild Horse Canyon Merlot (Old Label Only) $90.00 (Regular $119.40) Wild Horse Canyon Sauvignon Blanc (Old Label Only) $90.00 (Regular $119.40) Email: metrotown@artisanwineshop.ca Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Artisan-Wine-Shop/547612981944070 Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArtisanMetrotwn Call Metro at 604-264-4009 **This offer is for the age of Majority, 19 years of age or older. Please drink responsibly! **Not valid with mixed cases, single bottles and all other promotional offers. Bottle deposit extra and quantities may be limited. All Case specials are final sale, no refunds or exchanges.

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METROPOLIS AT METROTOWN (Upper Level by Target) 604-437-5600 PARK ROYAL NORTH (By the Bay) 604-925-9756 • WOODGROVE CENTRE (Nanaimo, BC) 250-390-2821 www.astepaheadfootwear.com


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Studies say that 80 per cent of women are walking around wearing the wrong bra size. There’s a bra boutique that specializes in helping you find the proper fit, one where you can slip into a European-designed bra that is at once beautiful and more comfortable than you ever thought possible. Welcome to Change Lingerie. The European-based store features an exquisite selection of custom-designed bras to make any woman feel good about herself. To fit customers properly, the chain sells 100 bra sizes in eight different bra models, in cups up to K. Not only do Change’s bras feel good, they look fabulous. “One of our most common sizes is 32G … not a size you would think of, “says Jenny Zucker, spokeswoman for Change Lingerie. “Custom fitting is at the core of what we do.” Change offers free professional fittings anytime – just walk in, no need for an appointment. A bra fitting is one of the greatest things a woman can do for herself, adds Zucker.

You will also be pleasantly surprised to learn that a great fitting bra doesn’t have to break the bank. “You don’t have to pay $100 or $150 for a beautiful European bra … ours start at $39.50 and the average price is $49.50,” adds Zucker.

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“I hope to raise at least $8,000 or even more,” he added, “but it all depends on how the weather goes. If it’s raining, people come by and they stay inside their cars, and that way, they don’t take the wallet out.” In a previous interview with the NOW, Rinaldo, a retired paving contractor, said his work experience prepared him for the hard work required to put up thousands of lights on his property. Since 2001, Rinaldo has collected more than $75,000 for the Michael Cuccione Foundation. Rinaldo chose the foundation because the Cucciones are family friends, he said. Michael was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 1994, at the age of nine. By the age of 11, he raised $130,000 for childhood cancer research with a CD he produced, called Make a Difference. Rinaldo wanted to help Michael with his efforts and has raised money for the foundation with his light display annually. “I’m proud to do it for them,” he said. Rinaldo wanted to hand the first cheque to Michael at the foundation’s annual dinner gala in September 2001, but unfortunately Michael passed away on Jan. 13, 2001.

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For more than 40 years, Bortolo Rinaldo has decked the halls in a big way. The Burnaby resident has one of the largest light displays in the city – and it’s all for a good cause. Last year, he raised about $7,000 for the Michael Cuccione Foundation with the donation box he has out with his display, he said. As early as October, Rinaldo begins setting up his display at 950 Kensington Ave. Now, the house is glowing brightly every evening. “I was outside just trying to fix a wire,” he said when contacted by the NOW last Friday. “Everything is on.” Rinaldo has decorated his home every Christmas since 1972, but he hasn’t found it to be onerous or tiring, he said. “When you enjoy doing something, it’s never difficult,” Rinaldo said. This year, he plans to have a band come by one night to perform, though the date hasn’t been set yet. The display will be up until Jan. 11, Rinaldo said.

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get to know the charitable organizations in our community


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get to know the charitable organizations in our community

A

t this time of year as we prepare to celebrate the holiday season and enjoy the comfort of family and friends, it’s a fitting time to consider those in our own community who may not have the support that many of us often take for granted. While good causes are in every country around the world, there are some excellent organizations right here in Burnaby doing great work. Giving is a personal choice, sometimes guided by personal experience, sometimes by what we learn from others. What we hope to do in the following pages is to introduce you to just some local causes – their priorities and some of their successes. I can assure you that each organization or group provides very dedicated and much needed resources and support in our community. Our hope is that this will help you and your family select a cause that resonates with you and we encourage you to offer your assistance, participation and if you are able, a donation. Whether you give your time and energy or a few dollars, even the smallest contribution makes a difference and I am always amazed that any act of giving is always greatly appreciated. Let’s make a difference this holiday season and do our part to give back to the community.

Lara Graham, Director, Sales and Marketing Burnaby NOW

16 Burnaby Family Life ............................................................................ 17 L’Arche Greater Vancouver ................................................................. 17 Canadian Red Cross ............................................................................ 18 Rotary Club of Burnaby Metrotown.................................................. 18 Burnaby Firefighters’ Charitable Society .......................................... 19 Burnaby Hospital Foundation ............................................................ 19 Burnaby Community Services............................................................

Burnaby Community Services 2055 Rosser Ave, Burnaby, BC V5C 0H1

Change Starts With You This community is our heart. And we know you love it too. That’swhyBurnabyCommunity Services passionately provides people in need with a voice, resources, and opportunities. We believe that given the right tools, the necessary support, and access to a team of understanding, innovative, and positive people, every one of us has the ability to make changes in our lives and in our community. If you are a family that is struggling, a senior without a support network, or are simply trying to move forward, we understand. We provide programs and publications to support you and others in our community.

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Let’s lift each other up. If today is challenging, we can help. We have programs to support families with low income and seniors experiencing isolation in Burnaby.

Seniors Transportation

Getting around can become increasingly difficult with age. We provide affordable, convenient transportation for seniors in the community.

Camping Bureau

All children deserve to have a little fun, learn lessons, and make friends over the summer break. The Camping Bureau makes it possible for families to send their children to the summer camp of their choice.

Christmas Bureau

Smiling, happy faces during the holidays – that’s our goal! Residents of Burnaby generously donate new gifts and we help distribute them to families and seniors in our community.

Recreation Credit

Everyone deserves to play, engage, and be active. The Recreation Credit provides families, seniors, and individuals with a credit toward Burnaby Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services.

Community Resources Publications

Support is a page away. We publish and distribute a range of guides and cards to ensure that everyone in our community has access to resoruces and support.

Let’s make great things happen

telephone 604-299-5778 internet www.BbyServices.ca e-mail info@BbyServices.ca Facebook /BbyServices Twitter @BbyServices

Our community continues to flourish because we support each other. At Burnaby Community Services, the strength of our community shines bright thanks to our passionate staff, generous donors, and dedicated volunteers. Join us as we work together to make our community even better!

Volunteer We have lots of great volunteer opportunities – you can drive seniors, help families in the Christmas Toy Room, support programs at the Brentwood Community Resource Centre, or provide outreach to the community.

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get to know the charitable organizations in our community

Burnaby Family Life 101 – 2101 HOLDOM AVE., BURNABY Our Focus

Every year, Burnaby Family Life counsels, feeds and supports more than 1400 children -- many vulnerable children who live in poverty and lack extended family support. Many go hungry; many are learning to speak English, others are learning to adapt to a new culture and lack opportunities that most Burnaby kids take for granted. These vulnerable kids, through no fault of their own, are often the “invisible” amongst us....kids who don’t look different from other kids, but have been wounded by their life circumstances -some have survived trauma in war torn countries and others have experienced trauma and family problems right here in Burnaby. Lots of kids live in overcrowded apartments; others are running away from abusive situations. We’ve never met a parent who doesn’t want a better life for their children; sadly there are too many anguished parents, for their family is living in poverty -- in sub standard housing and lacks family support to provide the kind of opportunities they’d like to for their kids. Burnaby Family Life’s highly skilled and compassionate employees collectively speak 47 different first languages and work collaboratively in delivering more than a 100 programs to thousands of families each year. BFL works in partnership with a broad range of community organizations and advocates for some of the most disadvantaged children and families in our community.

Core Values

Burnaby Family Life takes pride in being welcoming and inclusive to all in a forward-thinking, non-judgmental and positive way. BFL’s philosophy embraces Appreciative Inquiry; their core values are learning, empowerment, cooperation, respect and integrity.

contact us

telephone 604-659-2200 internet www.burnabyfamilylife.org e-mail bfl_info@burnabyfamilylife.org facebook Burnaby Family Life

Our work in the community

Burnaby Family Life is excited to announce its 3rd Annual BFL Kid’s Challenge in Partnership with Coast Kinetics. The event will take place on Saturday, June 14, 2014. Don’t miss out on the fun-filled 2 hour agility course, strength training circuit and many exciting activities. Come meet our surprise celebrity guests from Global TV! If you would like to sponsor a team or participate please contact Burnaby Family Life at 604-659-2200 or bfl _info@burnabyfamilylife.org Teresa Tibbutt, founder of Kids Challenge has this to say: “That event is probably the proudest in my life! It goes beyond starting a business or getting a degree… to be involved in something so amazing and to be able to touch children’s lives fills my heart with such great joy!!”

Testimonial

A parent wrote this letter to us recently: “Thank you for the programs and services you provide which are offered by such a dedicated and community conscious organization! Burnaby Family Life plays a key role in building society. Your programs contribute to the physical and mental development of young children like my 3 year old son. Your programs stimulate good behavior and help children to develop and learn social skills which is essential to any child to interact in society as adults. The positive way my son is behaving now is the consequence of his continued participation in Burnaby Family Life Family Resource Programs for the past 3 years. Educational programs like Baby and Me helped me and my son to meet new mothers, babies and staff members with different social and cultural backgrounds. We are happy to live in Canada! Thank you for your help!”

L’Arche Greater Vancouver 7401 SUSSEX AVE., BURNABY Our Focus L’Arche means “The Ark” and refers to the Biblical symbol of refuge and safety. L’Arche Greater Vancouver was founded in 1974 as a nonprofit organization to provide homes and day programs for men and women with developmental disabilities. In our homes, people with disabilities and those who come to assist them, live in family-like settings. Whatever their gifts or their limitations, people are all bound together in a common humanity. Everyone is of unique and sacred value, and everyone has the same dignity and the same rights. The fundamental rights of each person include the right to life, to care, to a home, to education, and to work. Also, since the deepest need of a human being is to love and to be loved, each person has the right to friendship, to communion, and to a spiritual life (from the L’Arche International Charter).

contact us

telephone 604-435-9544 internet www.larchevancouver.org blog larchevancouver.wordpress.com Facebook /LArcheV

Our Work in the Community

There are six L’Arche homes in South Burnaby each with its own name and unique story. The two day programs, Neighbours Helping Neighbours and the Emmaus Centre, give people with varying abilities the opportunity to build friendships and contribute to the larger community. Day programs give participants an opportunity to help others. Every week people in the Emmaus Day program bake cookies and serve them at the Hospitality Project in New Westminster. The Neighbours Helping Neighbours crew assists Burnaby-area seniors with gardening or other outside chores. Since the people they are helping are on fixed incomes they provide this service “as neighbours” at no charge. If they are able, some customers make donations to L’Arche in appreciation for the program. The Neighbours Helping Neighbours crew also volunteers at Meals on Wheels, Collingwood Neighbourhood House, the Food Bank, and the Fair Haven United Church Home.

Upcoming Events

In 2014 L’Arche will recognize two important events – the 40th anniversary of L’Arche Greater Vancouver and the 50th anniversary of L’Arche International. The year of celebration will launch on Thursday, April 3 with the 5th Annual Art of Being Together at the Nikkei Centre 6688 Southoaks in Burnaby. This event brings together the arts, business and disabled community along with the general public in an artistic celebration of togetherness, integration and our need of each other while raising awareness and support for the work of L’Arche. Doors open at 4:30, admission is $25. A home-coming of former assistants and friends of L’Arche will be held in the summer. Details will be announced early in 2014.

How You Can Get Involved

People can learn more about L’Arche by coming for a visit or having someone from L’Arche come to speak to their club, service group, school or church. As a non-profit organization, L’Arche relies on the generosity of others. Donations can be made on-line or by calling 604-435-9544.


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Canadian Red Cross 3400 LAKE CITY WAY, BURNABY

Rotary Club of Burnaby Metrotown METROTOWN, BURNABY

Our Focus

Upcoming Events

For more than a century, Canadian Red Cross has been fulfilling our mission to help vulnerable people in Canada and around the world. The society is part of the largest humanitarian network in the world, making a difference in the lives of the most defenceless and marginalized people wherever they may live. Whether it’s responding to a natural disaster, such as opening a field hospital to care for those hurt and devastated by the Philippine’s recent Typhoon Haiyan, or right here at home through a number of free community programs and services, every single day we help to improve the lives of those most in need.

For events in B.C. log onto our website at www.redcross.ca/where-we-work/in-canada/ british-columbia-and-yukon.

Our Goals The Canadian Red Cross’ goals are based on the humanitarian values of respect, dignity and care for one another. We do so by providing urgently needed assistance during disasters and emergencies; through a variety of community health and wellness programs; and by increasing individual and community capacity to respond to emergencies and prepare for catastrophic events (domestically or internationally). In order to do this and to make a difference in our communities, Canadian Red Cross relies on donations from generous individuals, corporations, foundations and service organizations.

contact us

telephone 604-709-6600 or toll free 1-800-565-8000 www.redcross.ca Twitter.com/redcross.bc Facebook.com/crcbcy

How You can get Involved

If you are looking for opportunities to give back to your community or to help abroad, we offer a number of options. More than 22,000 volunteers form the spirit and backbone of the Canadian Red Cross by donating their valuable time and talents to: govern and lead; deliver programs and services; respond to conflict and disasters in Canada and around the world; and raise funds to ensure The Red Cross can achieve its mission. Financial support gives us maximum flexibility to obtain the specific relief materials needed for each emergency. Each dollar donated has a significant impact on the people who receive our humanitarian services in British Columbia, across Canada and globally.

Our Focus Rotarians believe in “Humanitarian Service Above Self”. To have a dynamic, fun, and active membership exemplifying the ideals of Rotary International by making a real difference in our local and global community The Rotary organization is centered on fun, relevance, inclusiveness and prides itself on remaining active/engaged/ committed, team-focused, ethical, heart-centered, and supportive.

Gifts of cash, marketable securities (i.e. stocks and bonds), as well as leaving a legacy in one’s will and estate plans, support the critical work we do. Red Cross also works with individuals and organizations that wish to raise money through community fundraising events. We are indebted to their commitment, passion and support of our work. Whether you are interested in making a significant gift or grant, sponsoring a program or event, engaging your employees or customers in charitable giving and volunteering, or hosting a community fundraising event, we offer a wide range of giving opportunities. For more information about the Canadian Red Cross and to support the work we do in Burnaby, British Columbia and Yukon and beyond, contact the following: Jennifer Wong, Manager, Annual Giving and Community Fundraising • Tel: 604.709.6635 • Email: jennifer.wong@redcross.ca Sharan Dhillon, Manager, Corporate Giving • Tel: 604.709.6674 • Email: sharan.dhillon@redcross.ca. Cheryl Bosley, Manager, Individual Major Gifts • Tel: 604.709.6602 • Email: cheryl.bosley@redcross.ca. Marilyn MacDonald, Manager, Individual Major Gifts • Tel: 604.709.6635 • Email: marilyn.macdonald@redcross.ca. Firoz Mahmud, Manager, Legacy Giving • Tel: 604.709.6646 Email: firoz.mahmud@redcross.ca.

Our Work in the Community The Rotary Club of Burnaby Metrotown is made up of volunteer women and men who live or work in the City of Burnaby. We meet for fellowship and to organize community projects to contribute to Burnaby becoming a better community. Through the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, we also participate in projects to improving the world community and promote world peace. We focus our efforts on contributing to the betterment of the community particularly for kids and youth, businesses, seniors and aboriginals. • Plan, Organize, execute and maintain the annual Rotary Coats for Kids Campaign. • Partner with the City & RCMP on painting over graffiti in Burnaby, businesses and home owners as Rotary Rollers. • Partner with Lougheed Town Centre to plan, organize and execute the annual Rotary Wine Food & Music Festival to support Burnaby community initiatives, First Nations and Burnaby literacy, worldwide Polio eradication and South African youth at risks and young girls’ defensive skills development and other Burnaby charities. • Participate in the City’s annual Snow Angel program to assist seniors and disabled individuals shovel sidewalks as needed. • Along with other local Rotary clubs, we respond to City’s Burnaby Lake restoration requests.

Upcoming Events

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website www.BurnabyMetrotownRotary.org Facebook /RotaryMetrotownWineFestival Mailing Address P.O. Box 266, 105-7655 Edmonds St., Burnaby, BC V3N 0C3

• Rotary Club of Burnaby Metrotown will be hosting its 13th Annual Rotary Wine Food & Music Festival April 26, 2014 at Lougheed Town Centre Mall. Our club is proud to plan, organize, and execute Burnaby’s premier wine tasting, food sampling event with wonderful, musical entertainment by the SFU Chamber Orchestra. The proceeds raised through the wine festival are used to support Rotary sanctioned Literacy initiatives that will positively impact generations to come.

How You Can Get Involved

• Donate cash to bulk purchase much needed coats for kids especially newborn to size 8. • Donate gently used hooded warm winter coats • Volunteer to paint over graffiti with the Rotary Rollers.


Burnaby NOW • Wednesday,December 11, 2013 • A19

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Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society

Burnaby Hospital Foundation

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Our focus The Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society represents Burnaby firefighters in their mission to raise money for community groups and nonprofit organizations. The BFCS knows firsthand that protecting a community is about more than handling emergency calls – it’s also about helping people who have to deal with health problems, disabilities, poverty, abuse, hunger and other issues.

Our people The BFCS has no paid employees – all assistance comes from a pool of more than 280 City of Burnaby firefighters. This year the society received the Community Service Award at the Burnaby Excellence Awards. It is an award our members treasure as it is something that they all made possible through their own selfless donation of time and effort. The charitable society’s board of directors is comprised of volunteers Rob Lamoureux (president), Jeff Clark (vicepresident), Craig McDiarmid (treasurer) and Miles Ritchie (secretary).

contact us telephone 604-434-1717 internet www.burnabyfirefighters.com e-mail burnabyfirefighters@telus.net

Our work in the community

This year the BFCS was recognized for outstanding service to the community by the Burnaby Board of Trade which named the society the Not-For-Profit Organization of the Year. Beyond maintaining a strong presence at neighbourhood cleanups, barbecues, fairs and parades, delivering vital programs to the community, and the Annual Christmas Angel Breakfast and Toy Drive, the BFCS contributes funds to over 40 Lower Mainland charitable and community organizations such as: Burnaby Hospital Foundation, Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation, St. Michael’s Hospice, B.C. Special Olympics, Burnaby Family Life, “Dry Grad” initiatives, Burnaby Neighbourhood House and Variety Club. With no paid administration or costly overhead like some other charities, “Ninety-nine per cent of the money that comes in goes back out into the local community,” says BFCS president Rob Lamoureux. Therefore, “you’re actually getting better value for every dollar you donate.”

Future Plans

The BFCS has set its sights on continuing to grow its Charitable Endowment fund, which currently totals around $800,000. “We’d love to get it up to the $2 million mark,” says Lamoureux. “It would make us more selfsufficient, and we wouldn’t have to rely on donations as much. Looking at what other organizations like ours have done with similar endowments, once you reach that sort of number, the interest that comes in makes a huge difference in what you’re able to do, without even touching the principle.”

Upcoming Events

• The 22nd annual Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society Ball will be held at the Metrotown Hilton on Sat., March 8, 2014. By far the BCFS’s biggest fundraising event of the year, this raised $70,000 in 2013. • The annual BFCS Golf Tournament will be held at the Riverway Golf Course in mid-September following the Labour Day Long Weekend; in 2013 it raised $25,000.

How you can get Involved

As well as accepting donations from the local community, the BFCS is looking to secure a corporate sponsor to help ensure the longevity of its Nutritional Snack Program, through which the organization supplies healthy snacks to elementary schools in Burnaby – a vital resource, especially in low-income areas of southeast Burnaby. “We’d love to get a corporate sponsor who could partner up with us every year,” says Lamoureux. “That is an ongoing cost for us to the tune of $20,000 a year.”

Our focus Burnaby Hospital Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Burnaby Hospital that raises funds for innovative health care equipment, state-of-theart technology, capital projects and educational outreach. The foundation’s role is to inspire, motivate and link donor and community support to invest in the hospital. The foundation was established in 1982 and is celebrating the hospital’s 60th anniversary this year.

How you can get Involved

• Make a donation: give monthly, leave a legacy gift, give in memory or celebration or donate stocks, bonds and mutual funds. • Host a giving event: host your own special fundraiser to show support. • Give it forward: Join the foundation’s Give It Forward Online Community and create your own personal fundraising page to share with family and friends at bhf.givecentre.com. • Volunteer: donate your time and talents on a weekly basis or at a special event.

contact us telephone 604-431-2881 internet www.bhfoundation.ca e-mail info@bhfoundation.ca

Our work in the community

This year, Burnaby Hospital celebrates 60 years of caring and continues to impact the lives of thousands of people each year. Many believe the patients who come to the hospital only reside in Burnaby, however, there is a large contingent of patients who live in East Vancouver and work in Burnaby, or come to the hospital from different communities in the Lower Mainland for a variety of reasons. The hospital is a long-standing institution in the community that serves everyone – from young to golden.

Our people

Burnaby Hospital Foundation is truly a peopledriven organization. From the tireless efforts of the dedicated staff to the time and talent given by volunteers, the Foundation could not accomplish what it is tasked to do without the dedication and commitment of its people.

Facts

• Burnaby Hospital sees over 200,000 patients a year. • Burnaby Hospital’s emergency department is one of the busiest in the province, seeing over 70,000 patients a year. • Over 15,000 surgeries are conducted in a year at the hospital. • More than 1,700 babies are delivered in a year at the hospital. • The hospital’s cancer centre opened in 1995 and saw almost 12,000 patient visits last year.

Testimonial

“Burnaby Hospital has always had a strong commitment to the community. The technology we use here is by nature non-invasive. It helps us provide critical information that will guide a patient’s next course of action. Our equipment is very expensive, and we’ve been fortunate to have received great support from the community to help us acquire the latest pieces of technology in order to provide the best care possible.” – Jim Pound, Nuclear Medicine, Burnaby Hospital

Upcoming Events

• Mark the date for a spectacular evening supporting the Burnaby Hospital as we celebrate the heritage and service of the past 61 years ANNUAL FUNDRAISING GALA SOIRÉE À PARIS To be held on November 14th, 2014 at the Delta Burnaby. Further details will be posted on our website under Events.


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ake a break from the holiday bustle and enjoy a literary respite with the Burnaby Writers’ Society. The society is hosting its next Spoken Ink night on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at La Fontana Caffe. This month’s reading night features author P.W. Bridgman, reading from his short story collection Standing at an Angle to My Age. Bridgman is an author of literary fiction with degrees in psychology and law. His short stories and flash fiction have appeared in various literary publications, including The Antigonish Review, Grain and The New Orphic Review. They have also been included in anthologies published in England, Ireland and Scotland. Standing at An Angle to My Age is his first book of fiction. The reading begins at 8 p.m., followed by an open mike session – open mike sign-up is at 7:30 p.m. La Fontana Caffe is at 101-3701 Hastings St. in North Burnaby. For more about the Spoken Ink series, check out www. BurnabyWritersNews.

Here’s another chance to step away from the preChristmas madness. The Burnaby Art Gallery is offering a Lunch BAG Day on Saturday, Dec. 14. The program includes a tour of the current Volumes: Works in Paper exhibit, followed by a lunch of fresh greens, breads and tapas, a cheese selection and sweets, alongside tea and coffee. Volumes explores sculptural and structural work in paper, including installation and large-scale printmaking, painting, ceramics and paper cut. It includes both works from the gallery’s permanent collection and new works from emerging artists. It runs from noon to 1 p.m., and the cost is $12. Call 604-297-4422 to reserve your space, or book online – you can find the link through www. burnabyartgallery.ca.

Chekhov onstage

Two former Burnaby residents are making their mark on Blackbird Theatre’s upcoming production of Uncle Vanya. The Chekhov classic is onstage at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre from Dec. 23 to Jan. 18. Starring as Vanya is Burnaby native Anthony F. Ingram, under the direction of another former

Burnabyite, John Wright. Also appearing in the cast are Robert Moloney as Astrov, Luisa Jojic as Yelena, Cherise Clarke as Sonya and Duncan Fraser as Professor Serebryakov, with Mary Black, Donna White and Stephen Aberle. “Chekhov’s writing is considered by many to be the pinnacle of modern dramatic art, so it is with great pleasure and high expectation that we approach this work,” Wright said in a press release. “For my part, no other writer can enfold me in the life of the play and its characters as fully, yet subtle and artfully, as Chekhov does. In his plays, comedy and despair are not opposites but nuanced, co-existing elements of a unique and potent theatrical style.” Uncle Vanya is in previews Dec. 23 and 26 at 8 p.m., with opening night Dec. 27 at 8 p.m. It runs until Jan. 18 with evening shows Dec. 28, Jan. 1 to 4, 7 to 11, 14 to 18 and matinees Dec. 29 and Jan. 5 and 12. Tickets are priced from $18. Buy online at www. thecultch.com or call 604251-1363. See www.blackbird theatre.ca for more. Do you have an item for Lively City? Send arts and entertainment ideas to Julie, jmaclellan@burnabynow. com. You can also find her on Twitter, @juliemaclellan, or on Facebook at www.face book.com/JulieLMacLellan.

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Rebels win final Telus Classic

handily 86-61 in the semifinal at Churchill Secondary on Friday. Obradovic again led the Rebels with 19 points, while first-year guard Tyus Batiste and Hayley added 18 and 17 points, respectively. Martin Bogajev and Smith also tallied in the double figures. In the Telus final, Batiste and fellow guard E.J. Mabone both came into the game at key moment of the second half when the Rebels were struggling, sparking South to its fourth straight victory and first tournament title of the season. “They came in the game and just made up for it, and all of sudden, we get steals and layups. It gave us confidence,” said Smith. “We made some great plays down the stretch, and I’m not sure we would have had they not had that confidence.” South also defeated honourable mention Vancouver College 88-70 in the quarter-finals. The Rebels will meet Churchill again later this week when the two tangle at South for an exhibition matchup on Thursday. Tipoff is at 7:15 p.m. New Westminster lost both its games at the Classic.

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The Burnaby South Rebels won their second ever championship title in what is likely the last Telus Classic high school basketball tournament. In a well-scripted boys’ final, No. 5-ranked Burnaby South outscored the eighth-ranked Sir Winston Churchill Bulldogs 7775 in the championship game at UBC’s War Memorial Gym on Saturday. “It was a really good high school show, for sure,” said South head coach Dave Smith, who coached South to the final of the very first what was then called the HSBC Basketball Classic in 2000. South won its first Classic tournament title under coach Greg Matic. T e l u s For announced prior photos to the tournaand a video, ment that it scan would be chanwith nelling its future Layar sponsorship to the provincial high school championships for all four boys’ tiers and the three senior girls’ tiers this season. Whether the much anticipated preseason tournament will be picked up by other corporate sponsors is still in negotiations. The loss of the big-name tournament would be a blow to the local high school basketball schedule, said Smith. “It really felt like it was really special,” he said. “To come out and win that tournament is gravy. It’s such a great experience really.” Although the game itself was far from perfect, the scoring lead that was never more than four points for either school made up for the sloppy play, said Smith. “We have a lot to improve on,” Smith added. Forward Djordje Obradovic led the Rebels with 16 points, while Grade 11 phenom Jermaine

The board room: Burnaby South’s Djordje Obradovic, with ball, was named an all-star at the Telus Classic. Hayley chipped in with 13 points to share a spot on the tournament all-star team with his senior teammate. Point guard Taylor Smith was named the recipient of the Quinn Keast most complete play-

er award, which also includes a $2,000 scholarship from the Quinn Keast Foundation. Playing in its first exhibition games of the season, South looked worthy of its top-five provincial ranking, knocking off Handsworth

recorded a league-high 13 tries and was second in team scoring with 65 points. He also helped lead Burnaby Lake to its fourth consecutive provincial sevens title, while also suiting up for the B.C. Bears in five Canadian Rugby Championship matches. He also earned a callup to Canada A for the Americas Rugby Championships. “Joe has been the player of the year at our club for a number of seasons and

deserves this recognition,” said Burnaby Lake head coach Kris de Scossa in a prepared release. “He’s a national calibre athlete and has the qualities that it takes to perform at an elite level. He’s electric and has the ability to hit rocket speed in about three strides. He’s a great option to have for us as a backup goal kicker, as well.” Dolesau is the first Burnaby Lake player to win the player of the year award since Pat Riordan

in 2003. Sugawara won her second player of the year award after earning her first in 2006. Anna Schnell was also named a player of the year in 2010. Last season, Sugawara led the women’s premiership with 65 total points, including a league-best 20 conversions. She also helped Burnaby Lake win its fifth Gordon Harris Memorial Cup in the past 10 seasons. In the cup final against

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Velox, Sugawara kicked four penalties in a narrow 17-13 win over the Vancouver Island opponent. “For all the high level of athletic skill on display during games, Julia is equally skilled at leadership off the field,” said Burnaby Lake women’s coach Walt Brandl. “I would argue that Julia’s off-field commitment to the sport and her teammates is where she really Rugby Page 28

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The ninth-ranked Burnaby South girls took eventual thirdplace-finisher St. Thomas Aquinas to a last-second buzzer beater in a first round matchup at the Telus Classic on Dec. 4. Jasmine Manhas netted 32 points for the lady Rebels in the 65-63 loss to the No. 3-ranked AA North Shore independent. South also lost its consolation match 64-60 to Argyle. Manhas again led the Rebels with 25 points. Earlier, AA honourable mention Notre Dame defeated No. 5 AAA Argyle 74-64 but missed a shot at the semifinals following a 69-56 loss to STA. Brookswood won the senior girls’ title 83-47 over Riverside.

Burnaby Lake pair named players of the year For the first time ever, a single club produced the B.C. Rugby players of the year. Burnaby Lake Rugby Club members Joe Dolesau and Julia Sugawara were named the 2013 MVPs by B.C. Rugby on Dec. 6. Dolesau led Burnaby Lake to the Rounsefell Cup final in May after the premier men’s XV fashioned a 10-4 record and clinched top spot in the premier division. The Fijian-born back

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Simon Fraser University was stopped in the final four of the NCAA Division II men’s soccer championships for a second straight year. Unheralded CarsonNewman University came back from a 1-0 first-half deficit to score a 3-2 victory over the No. 12-ranked Clan in the NCAA semifinal in Evans, Georgia on Thursday. Unlike last season, when SFU came out flat in its national semifinal debut against upstart Saginaw Valley State, the Clan scored first and could have had more in the first half. “We weren’t good enough,” said SFU head coach Alan Koch in a school press release. “We took our foot off the pedal after we scored. We had ample opportunity once we went up one nothing and could have gone up two, three, four nothing, and the game would have been over at that stage. However, we didn’t, and that is the sport that we play. We allowed them back in it. They outworked us tonight, so I take my hat off to them for that.” Jovan Blagojevic opened the scoring for the Clan on a diving header off a cross from Chris Bargholz in the 14th minute. Five minutes in the second half, CarsonNewman’s Ross Frame notched his 19th goal of the year to draw the two teams even. Ten minutes later, the unranked Eagles went ahead on a through ball from Frame that Sindre Welo tucked behind SFU keeper Brandon Watson for a 2-1 lead. Juan Sanchez then drew SFU even on a header from Blagojevic. But with just over one minute to go in regulation time, Carson-Newman’s Joao Dowsley played the

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Clan fizzle again in final four


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WHAT’S ON IN BURNABY

AWARDS

STM grad wins top award Jon Cornish has come full circle, going from B.C. high school player of the year to Canada’s best. The Calgary Stampeders running back was named the winner of the the Lou Marsh Award as Canada’s Athlete of the Year on Monday. Cornish is the first CFL player in 44 years to win the prestigious award. The St. Thomas More Collegiate grad beat out a talented shortlist that included bobsleigh world champion Kaillie Humphries, rising tennis star Milos Raonic, world figure skating champion Patrick Chan, decathlete Damien Warner and Hart Trophy winner Jonathan Toews of the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks. Cornish won the CFL rushing title this season with 1,813 yards, breaking the long-standing record he set a year ago for most rushing yards by a Canadian in a single season. In doing so, the 29-yearold former University of Kansas Jayhawk registered the fourth-highest singleseason rushing total in CFL history. He also led the league with 14 touchdowns and 2,157 total yards from scrimmage. Quarterback Russ Jackson was the last CFLer to win the Lou Marsh. Jackson won the title in 1969 after capturing the CFL’s most outstanding player award and leading the Ottawa Rough Riders to a Grey Cup championship.

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hero, beating Watson with a shot that went in off the keeper’s foot. Dowsley said it was the greatest moment of his soccer career. For SFU, it was another missed opportunity, said Koch. “I didn’t think we took the opportunity tonight,” Koch said. “They didn’t take us by surprise at all. … I think we need to give ourselves a bit of a head shake because this is the second year in a row we have come to the final four and been outworked, and there is no excuse for that.” Carson-Newman was defeated 2-1 by No. 2ranked Southern New Hampshire in the NCAA championship final.

Shooting camp

STM will be holding a basketball shooting camp on Dec. 27 and 28 for boys and girls in grades 3 to 7. Contact Dominic at d.zimmermann@stmc. bc.ca or call 604-521-1801.

Rugby: Takes responsibility Jennifer Gauthier/burnaby now

Roofing it: Saralynn Lai, 9, in black, scored a pretty goal for the Burnaby/New

West under-12 ringette against Richmond in Lower Mainland league ringette at Moody Park last week.

BURNABY NOW HOCKEY BRIEFS Burnaby’s Adam Helewka figured in all the scoring for the Spokane Chiefs, scoring two goals and assisting on a third in a 7-3 loss to the Seattle Thunderbirds in Western Hockey League play on Friday. The Burnaby South Secondary grad opened the scoring on the power play and also tallied while shorthanded in the final frame for the Chiefs. Helewka currently has 14 goals and 10 assists in 22 games for Spokane.

First goal leads to another

Former Burnaby Winter Club defenceman Karl Alzner scored his first-ever goal at home for the Washington Capitals in a 5-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday. It was the first tally at the Verizon Centre in 148 career games for the

Burnaby talent. “Me and (Nate Schmidt) had been talking about it back and forth, how he hasn’t scored yet, and I haven’t scored at home,” Alzner said in a NHL release. “In the (second) intermission, I said, ‘Alright Schmidty, now that I’ve scored, you can score one,’ and he went out and did it.”

Quick pair earns star nod

Burnaby Winter Club product Landon Ferraro scored a pair of goals and was named the game’s first star for the Grand Rapids Griffins in a 5-1 win over the Rochester Americans in the American Hockey League. Ferraro potted his fourth and fifth goals of the year in a two-minute span early in the middle period for the secondplace Western conference Griffins.

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