Burnaby Now December 5 2018

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BRIGHT LIGHTS: The lights switched on Saturday at the Burnaby Village Museum for the Bright in Burnaby event, which raised money for the Burnaby Christmas Bureau. The event included live performances, gallons of hot chocolate and the displays of lights that people can come and see most days until Jan. 4. See more photos on page 12. PHOTOS JENNIFER GAUTHIER



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A second-degree murder charge has been laid against the man police believe killed a Burnaby woman last month. Burnaby resident Nicole

Hasselmann, 34, was found badly injured and lying next to a vehicle that had crashed in the 8000-block of Barnet Highway on Nov. 16. She and the driver of the vehicle were taken to hospital, where she later died of her injuries.

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Trans Mountain failed NEB inspection

Government report found issues with sediment and erosion controls at the company’s tank farm in Burnaby

Kelvin Gawley


An April inspection of Trans Mountain’s Burnaby Mountain tank farm found several improperly installed sediment and erosion control measures. The joint inspection included inspectors from Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), the B.C. Ministry of Environment, the National Energy Board (NEB) and the Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committee. The NOW first reported the NEB’s finding of noncompliance the day after the inspection, on April 24 and 25, but a recently released report reveals more detail than previously known. On April 24, inspectors found four issues with the sediment control and erosion measures: !A sediment fence, meant to prevent particulate matter from entering a waterway, was found to be improperly keyed in along Silver Creek tributaries. !Another sediment fence at the bottom of a hill on the east side of the property “had been inappropriately installed and failed, result-

MUDDY WATERS: Water gathers near a Silver Creek tributary at the northeast area of Trans Mountain’s tank farm in north Burnaby.


ing in sedimentation into a wooded area.” !Blankets meant to control erosion were also not installed properly along Silver Creek tributaries.

!Hydroseed – a slurry of seed and mulch – was found on top of erosion control blankets along Silver Creek tributaries. This inspection came 11

days after the NEB received a report of a sediment spill into Silver Creek on April 13. But both the province and the City of Burnaby did

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not find elevated sediment levels at the time. That initial investigation also found some erosion and sediment control issues that were corrected on site.

Cops respond to social media threat

Kelvin Gawley

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New parking rules have unfairly disrupted the daily lives of Burnaby residents, according to a local man. Cecil Scott, who lives in a lowrise apartment building on Fulton Avenue in Edmonds, said twohour daytime parking limits were posted “out of the blue one day” a few months ago. Since then, he said, finding a long-term parking spot has become a daily challenge, as he and his wife go to and from medical appointments. While the on-street parking directly in front of his building remains without restrictions, Scott said the handful of open spots fill up instantly when they become available. He said the time-limited spaces down the block have put pressure on those spots. “The minute you move out of your parking space, it’s gone,” he said. Scott said the situation might force him to rent a space on his building’s property but he’s not

School officials say security at a Burnaby high school will be tightened over the next couple of days after a threat on social media. Parents arrived at Burnaby South Secondary Tuesday to find police on scene, according to one parent who contacted the NOW. She said she contacted the school’s administration and was told the school had received a threat on social media. Principal Victoria Lee sent out a letter to parents a short time later. “We have learned that a person has made a concerning social media post, and that has triggered our school and district safety protocol,” she wrote. “We immediately contacted the Burnaby RCMP. Police officers are investigating and have deemed there is no immediate public safety concern at this time. In an abundance of caution, there will be a focus on safety at the school for the next several days to address any concerns or anxious feelings there might be within the school community.”

Limited supply: A view of Fulton Avenue near Edmonds. PHOTO GOOGLE STREET VIEW

sure if one is available and the $50 monthly fee will be a burden. And that fee is simply unaffordable for many of his neighbours in the same situation, he said. The new rules were introduced in response to complaints from another group of people, according to the City of Burnaby’s assistant director of engineering for transportation services, Doug Louie. He said business owners in the

area complained that their customers had nowhere to park, especially since contractors working on the nearby Kings Crossing development moved into the area. The parking restrictions prevent “all-day parking from employees or contractors or even residents, so that the commercial businesses have a chance of getting some of their customers to park there,” Louie said. “So we’re just trying to manage the street.”

Streamkeeper John Preissl, who has long criticized Trans Mountain’s sediment control measures, said this report proves him right. “I caught them red-handed again,” he said. During the 11 days between the initial report and the joint inspection, Preissl said he spent a lot of time on Burnaby Mountain, watching Trans Mountain crews working to install fencing and blankets. “I was up there pretty much every day and they were busy as hell,” he said. The sediment can smother and kill young spawning salmon down river and the hydroseeding, if sprayed before rain, could lead to fertilizer in the waterways and grass growing along river banks where it doesn’t belong, Preissl said. The company corrected the issues by the deadline given by the regulator, a spokesperson said in an email. “Trans Mountain continues to abide by its environmental protection plan and erosion and sediment control plan for Burnaby Terminal in all of its ongoing activities,” the spokesperson said.

School district officials told the NOW they could not comment on the content of the social media post due to the investigation. RCMP confirmed they got a complaint Monday about a troubling Snapchat post. Cpl. Daniela Panesar said a Burnaby South student had allegedly overheard another student making a shooting threat. That student had then posted the overheard threat on Snapchat, according to Panesar, and a concerned parent who saw it contacted police. Panesar said investigators have talked to the student responsible for the post but not the student who allegedly made the threat. While there has been an increased police presence at the school, Panesar said investigators have found “no indication that anything has happened and is going to happen.” “I wouldn’t say it’s common, but when they do happen, we have to take them seriously,” Panesar said of social media threats at school. “It just takes that one time.”

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City now

City to plan rec centre upgrades, replacements possible, they say.

Kelvin Gawley


Burnaby needs to upgrade and replace its recreation centres and should spend $7 million of its cash reserves from developers to plan for them, according to a new report from city staff. “As the city grows, both the demand for public services and the opportunities to provide them increase,” the report states. New pools, gyms and ice rinks are part of the plans to “ensure that community needs are met as civic buildings age and the city’s population grows and evolves.” Burnaby’s newly elected mayor, Mike Hurley, campaigned on a “health and wellness action plan” to improve recreation facilities in the city. “Burnaby’s community centres are aging, overcrowded and, quite frankly, inadequate,” Hurley said in a September press release. On Monday, city council passed the staff report to begin the initial planning stages for four priority projects – replacing C.G. Brown Memorial Pool and Burnaby Lake ice rink; replacing Willingdon Heights Community Centre; adding rec-

NEW POOL NEEDED: C.G. Brown Memorial Pool, seen here during a 2015 synchronized swimming show, needs to be replaced, according to City of Burnaby staff. PHOTO NOW FILES

reation space at Confederation Park and replacing Cameron Recreation Complex and library. The $7-million estimated cost for this initial planning work would come from the city’s community benefit bonus funds – money paid to the city by developers in exchange for permission to build larger buildings. REPLACING C.G. BROWN

MEMORIAL POOL Built in 1962, the pool is “at the end of its useful life,” according to the report.The adjacent ice rink was built three years later and is not the standard NHL size. Ideally, the city wants to demolish the two buildings and replace them with one building containing a bigger pool and bigger rink. Combining the two could save money and energy by “us-

ing heat waste generated by the ice sheet for heating the pool water,” the report says. But that might not be possible, due to the size of the lot and its “soil limitations.” City staff need $2 million, in part to find out if such a combined facility is

REPLACING WILLINGDON HEIGHTS COMMUNITY CENTRE “As the Brentwood Town Centre and Hastings corridor continue to grow, the need for additional capacity in the area has become more apparent,” according to city staff. That’s why, they say, the community centre built in 1964 and renovated in 1981 needs to be replaced.The new building would probably include a gymnasium, fitness room, meeting space and general purpose rooms. According to the report, Willingdon Heights would not need a pool because it’s so close to Confederation Park’s Eileen Dailly Leisure Pool (see next item). The estimated cost of the initial planning phase is $1.5 million. ADDING REC SPACE AT CONFEDERATION PARK Eileen Dailly Leisure Pool was built in 1993 at the southwest corner of Confederation Park on Willing-

don Avenue and contains a pool, childminding area and a fitness room. City staff say a gymnasium, more exercise facilities, meeting rooms and general purpose rooms could all be added to the opposite corner of the park with a connection to the existing facility. In 2008, an architecture firm proposed such a project, but the report says $1 million worth of work needs to be done to “determine the exact location of the additional recreation facilities, and their interface with the Eileen Dailly Centre.” REPLACING CAMERON RECREATION COMPLEX AND LIBRARY A 2008 report found Cameron had accessibility issues and lacked both a central administration area and adequate recreation space. The report estimates $2.5 million is needed to plan for a new facility that would add a pool, while replacing the existing library, seniors services, fitness room, racquetball court and library.




COVER Your Christmas artwork could be featured on the front page of The NOW. There will also be prizes of gift cards for the top three we choose $50 for first and $25 for second and $25 for third. Lights, cameras, haghtags: The City has put up lights on the pedestrian walkway over Kingsway, just east of Boundary Road. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED

City puts up Christmas lights The City of Burnaby has added four new areas to its roster of spots adorned with Christmas lights. From Edmonds and Deer Lake to the Heights, nearly two dozen parks and public spaces were brightened up in time for the 2018 holiday season, according to the city. Building on this program, four new areas of the city will be festooned with lights

this holiday season: " Willingdon Linear Park, in which some two dozen trees along the park are ornamented with lights " Edmonds Community Centre trellis and north wall " Hastings Street, where every other tree from Boundary to Gamma are wrapped with a canopy of white lights " Burnaby RCMP

building on Deer Lake Avenue “To help celebrate the season, the city encourages residents and visitors alike to add the #burnabylights hashtag to their favourite Burnaby holiday light displays,” said a news release. For a map of Burnaby’s holiday light displays, visit Burnaby.ca/holidaylights.

1. Open for Kindergarten to Grade 3. Teachers, submit your classes’ entries! 2. If your child/student doesn’t celebrate Christmas, then they can write about their family, their traditions, or something important to them. 3. The art must be designed on plain white paper no bigger than 8.5X11 inches. 4. The young artists can use any type of colour in crayons, felt, pencil, pen or paint. 5. Please ensure that included with your child’s submission are their full name, age, grade, plus a contact phone number and/or email address.

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City now Burnaby now first in B.C. with rental-only zoning Kelvin Gawley


Burnaby is now the only municipality in B.C. with rental-only zoning on the books after council passed final adoption of a bylaw amendment on Monday. It remains to be seen how the city will put the new powers into practice, but it will not be a fix-all tool for Burnaby’s housing woes, according to both the mayor and a pro-rental advocate. “I don’t think that the rental-only zoning is any panacea and there is no one panacea,” said Paul Kershaw, a UBC professor and founder of Generation Squeeze, a group that advocates for policies that benefit young people. But Kershaw said he’s happy to see Burnaby’s council moving forward with rental zoning after years of allowing demolitions of rental buildings in Metrotown. “I think it’s great to see the city wanting to change the tune on that story and want to make use of new tools to try and accelerate the pace at which we build

new rentals,” he said. Council also passed a motion Monday directing staff to begin planning for the implementation of the rental zoning. Kershaw said he hopes that plan is part of a more holistic approach that incentivizes more purposebuilt rental developments built throughout the city – not only in Burnaby’s rap-

I don’t think that the rental-only zoning is any panacea

idly densifying city centres. That means building more rental housing in neighbourhoods traditionally reserved for single-family detached homes, he said. Generation Squeeze’s new We Rent campaign is focusing its efforts on Burnaby, Kershaw said, because of its especially challenging market. As homeownership becomes increasingly out of

reach, the city needs to prioritize building rental stock that’s suitable for everybody, including families, he said. “We’re going to want to make sure that we have a number of units with three bedrooms,” Kershaw said, “because we can’t keep asking a younger demographic to try and make a go of it in this region at a price-point that requires them to treat their closet as their nursery.” Mayor Mike Hurley also said he doesn’t think the rental zoning alone will be a panacea. “I believe it’s another tool in our toolbox to deal with the housing issue in Burnaby,” he said. “It will roll out as quickly as humanly possible from staff’s perspective. Is it going to answer all our housing problems by itself? No, I would say.” Hurley said he will strike a housing task force in January that will have a sixmonth mandate to come back with recommendations to improve housing affordability. The task force was one of the new mayor’s key campaign promises.

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City raising utility fees, but lowering some garbage charges Kelvin Gawley


On Monday, Burnaby city council approved increases to utility fees, while reducing some garbage collection charges for 2019. GARBAGE FEES The City of Burnaby charges residents different annual fees depending on the size of the receptacle they use – $25 for a 120-litre can, $75 for a 180-litre can, $205 for a 240-litre

can and $385 for a 360-litre can. In 2019, the fees will remain the same for all sizes, except the 240-litre garbage can, whose fee will drop by $65 to $140.The city hopes this change will encourage residents to upgrade from the 180-litre can. “The differences amongst the fees in the current fee structure have induced some residents to select a smaller receptacle than they require,” a city report explains. “This has contrib-

uted to overfilling of receptacles and increased waste collected from public receptacles in Burnaby parks and public spaces.” Currently, 66 per cent of residents use a 180-litre can, while only 12 per cent use a 240-litre can. The city also plans to raise its delivery fee for rain barrels and composters from $5 to $25 “to more closely reflect actual cost of service.” Disposal fees for yard waste at Burnaby Eco-Centre will remain in line with

the Metro Vancouver rate of $95 per tonne. SEWER FEES Sewer fees will increase by two per cent next year for all Burnaby properties with access to the public system.This means a single family homeowner will owe $552.25 “sewer parcel tax” next year – nearly $11 more than last year. For homeowners, the fee will be due at the same time as their property taxes. Strata condo and duplex

owners share the same parcel tax, plus a sewer use fee. The increase will cover an increase in Greater Vancouver Sewage and Drainage District Costs from the Metro Vancouver regional district, according to City of Burnaby staff. WATER FEES Water fees will also rise by two per cent next year. City staff explain in a report that the majority of the money charged for water service goes to the regional district,


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Opinion now OUR VIEW

Troubling testimony at inquest into cop’s death

More than two years has passed since former RCMP commissioner Bob Paulson issued an open apology to all women who had served or were currently serving on the force. The apology was an admission that the RCMP had treated women as human garbage – firstly through rampant sexual harassment and abuse, and secondly through making their lives a living hell if they dared to report it. It’s a shame that hasn’t gone away just because the

force apologized. That’s because the true scope of the abuse is only now becoming known. As reported by the CBC recently, the RCMP expected about 1,000 claims as part of a massive $100-million settlement, but instead has received more than 3,000 and has reportedly requested more money. Think about that. Our nation’s police force needs more than $100 million to pay its victims.That’s how terrible the problem was and likely still is.

So there’s that. Then there’s the recent accusations made during an inquest last week into the death of RCMP officer Pierre Lemaitre, who took his own life in 2013. Lemaitre served for a time as the media liaison officer at the Burnaby RCMP detachment, as well as a variety of other detachments in MetroVancouver and the FraserValley. But it was his time as a media liaison officer in 2007 that is being discussed at the inquest. Lemaitre handled

media duties right after the death of Polish visitor Robert Dziekanski atVancouver International Airport.The inquest heard testimony that Lemaitre was fed false information about the death of Dziekanski, including how many times he was hit with a Taser by officers. A former media strategist for the Mounties, Atoya Montague, testified that Lemaitre was “hung out to dry” by his superiors because they wouldn’t allow him to correct the false information.

The inquest has also heard testimony that Lemaitre was scapegoated and then shuffled around to other detachments as punishment. If it’s true, then it’s another black mark against the RCMP, which comes across as a diseased organization that punishes anyone who tries to effect positive change. What this leads to are some officers who, at the very least, have the morale sucked out of them or, at the very worst, end up traumatized.

This can’t help but lead to bad policing, not to mention more than $100 million of money that is being used to compensate female officers instead of being spent on making our communities safer. It sounds so obvious, but we have to say it: as many of these terrible superior officers as possible need to be rooted out and fired. The entire organization needs to be shaken up. Our faith must be restored in our nation’s police force.


James sitting on a pile of our money The person with the biggest smile around the legislature these days has to be Finance Minister Carole James, who is sitting on a pile of cash that allows her government to continue to spend its way into voters’ hearts. And the most envious folks? They would be BC Liberal MLAs, who can only shake their heads at the tone-deaf approach their government took when it came to dealing with huge budget surpluses. In their last year in power, the BC Liberals boasted a surplus of more than $2 billion but chose to apply it all to retiring the direct government debt, rather than improving services. In contrast, the BC NDP is coming through on the ambitious spending plan promised in this year’s budget and is in position – because of a much-higher budget surplus than first forecast – to be adding even more resources to tackle the thorny issue of affordability. Already this fiscal year we have seen a big increase in the number of MRI procedures and joint replacement operations, a trial run at $10-a-day child care, a plan to build 1,100 homes on First Nations reserves and a $1.1-billion program to retrofit social housing. Of course, much of this spending can occur because the NDP has also raised taxes. Long dubbed the “tax-and-spend” party by its opponents, the NDP is clearly betting such an approach will resonate with voters. However, it is unclear

how long this fiscal paradise can last. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has just concluded that “the global expansion has peaked” and the world economy will begin a slow (but not necessarily steep) decline. If true, this forecast has inevitable negative implications for the B.C. economy. This province remains heavily reliant on trade, and any downturn in the U.S. or Asia is bound to have a ripple effect. James continues to take a cautious approach – her ministry is forecasting a decline in real GDP next year (to 1.8 per cent from the forecast for the current fiscal year of 2.2 per cent), even though the private sector average pegs B.C.’s rate next year to be 2.4 per cent. As well, James’ last quarterly financial report contained some warning signs that suggest next year’s numbers might not be quite as rosy. This year’s budget surplus is expected to come in at $1.3 billion, but much of that is attributed to higher income tax assessments from 2017 and a readjustment of corporate income taxes from that year as well. That is not going to happen to that degree every year. In addition, the disaster that has become ICBC shows no signs of disappearing, and you can expect a couple of jarring rate hikes in the year ahead. Despite all of this, James is still sitting pretty. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global BC.



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Secondary schools get condoms The Burnaby school board unanimously rubberstamped a proposal in June for the installation of coinoperated condom machines in washrooms at local high schools. “I feel that it’s a necessity,” said school board chair Dorothy Caddell. “The school board looks at this as a health issue and nothing else.”The move had gotten overwhelming support from parents and student groups at an earlier meeting after the provincial health ministry’s director of the division of Sexually Transmitted Disease Control outlined grim statistics about youth and STIs.

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Laneway houses are no solution to housing crisis

Editor: Re: Laneway houses, duplex suites proposed, NOW, Nov. 28 I understand to build a laneway house could cost over $300,000. Therefore, the landowner would be forced to reflect the cost of the construction in the monthly rent of the laneway house. This does not solve the problem of homelessness. In Vancouver, laneway houses are rented for over $2,300 per month. Who could afford this amount of rent? Factor in the small footage of the structure, and the probability of two tenants sharing the rent is slim. If laneway houses are considered, lot size should be thoroughly examined. Look at Vancouver with laneway houses on 30foot lots. All you see are two structures, a loss of trees and green space. Laneway houses have not been found to be a sensible solution in Vancouver. Let’s look for other alternatives in Burnaby. Donna Polos, Burnaby

FPTP helps elect people like Doug Ford Editor: The most principled argument for proportional representation is the unfairness of first past the post. FPTP was designed for a two-party system, as (political columnist) Andrew Coyne incisively argues in Common Ground. Its antiquated winner-take-all method typically disregards 50 to 65 per cent of votes in indi-

ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENTS vidual ridings. Only once (2001) since 1950 has a B.C. “majority” government been elected by a majority of voters. FPTP leaves people who are effectively disenfranchised, particularly younger people, alienated from political participation. Other arguments are particularly relevant to B.C. FPTP distorts the popular vote not only provincially but regionally. It artificially exaggerates contrasts between Interior B.C. (where the NDP has many votes but few MLAs) and southwestern urban B.C. (where thousands of Liberals have few MLAs). FPTP enables leaders like Stephen Harper or Doug Ford to play exclusively to their base, disregarding the majority of voters divided between several different opposition parties. That’s not good governance. FPTP thus compels many people to vote strategically for the perceived lesser evil rather than their real first choice, heightening polarization between two dominant parties. Contrary to the scare tactics of elites who benefit from FPTP, the three models on tap are not a radical change. Many MLAs would still be elected from individual districts, and indeed by FPTP. A threshold of five per cent of the popular vote for proportional seats minimizes fringe parties. Electoral reform is a reversible policy – unlike say, building a mega-dam. As per the legislation, we can try it for two elections and revert to FPTP if we want. Any of the pro rep options would modernize and democratize our system. But your ballot still counts if you opt for pro rep in Question 1 and leave 2 blank. The key: get it in on time. Bob Hackett, Burnaby

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PUBLIC HEARING The Council of the City of Burnaby hereby gives notice that it will hold a Public Hearing TUESDAY, 2018 DECEMBER 11 AT 7:00 PM in the Council Chamber, 4949 Canada Way, Burnaby, B.C. to receive representations in connection with: A) proposed amendments to “Burnaby Zoning Bylaw 1965”, and B) proposed retention and protection of historic property seeking Heritage Designation. A1) Burnaby Zoning Bylaw 1965, Amendment Bylaw No. 32, 2018 - Bylaw No. 13924 Rez. #16-38 7422, 7470 Buller Avenue From: M1 Manufacturing District and M2 General Industrial District To: CD Comprehensive Development District (based on RM3 Multiple Family Residential District and Royal Oak Community Plan guidelines and the development plan entitled “Proposed Multi-Family Development, 7470 and 7422 Buller Avenue, Burnaby, BC” prepared by Integra Architecture Inc.) The purpose of the proposed zoning bylaw amendment is to permit the construction of a three-storey stacked townhouse development (124 units) with full underground parking. A2) Burnaby Zoning Bylaw 1965, Amendment Bylaw No. 44, 2018 - Bylaw No. 13950 Rez. #17-18 4838 Hastings Street From: CD Comprehensive Development District (based on C2 Community Commercial District and RM3 Multiple Family Residential District) To: Amended CD Comprehensive Development District (based on C2 Community Commercial District, RM3 Multiple Family Residential District, P1 Neighbourhood Institutional District, and Hastings Street Area Plan guidelines) The purpose of the proposed zoning bylaw amendment is to permit the operation of a child care facility for 86 children. A3) Burnaby Zoning Bylaw 1965, Amendment Bylaw No. 45, 2018 - Bylaw No. 13951 Rez. #18-42 5140 North Fraser Way From: CD Comprehensive Development District (based on M2 General Industrial District and M5 Light Industrial District) To: Amended CD Comprehensive Development District (based on M2 General Industrial District, M5 Light Industrial District and Big Bend Development Plan guidelines and in accordance with the development plan entitled “Coanda Research & Development Corporation 5140 North Fraser Way” prepared by Taylor Kurtz Architecture and Design Inc.) The purpose of the proposed zoning bylaw amendment is to permit an expansion of the floor area of the proposed building to accommodate two mezzanines and minor exterior changes to the building. HERITAGE DESIGNATION / HERITAGE REVITALIZATION B1) Burnaby Heritage Designation Bylaw No. 2, 2018, Bylaw No. 13947 6985 Canada Way The purpose of the proposed bylaw is to designate the Lonsdale Guardhouse Residence as a protected heritage site and authorize the listing of the subject property on the Burnaby Community Heritage Register as Protected Heritage property.

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City now New Compass wristbands a hit with transit riders On Monday,TransLink made the first wearable payment option available to Lower Mainland riders, the Compass Wristband. Last week, the transit authority announced it would be offering 1,000 blue adult wristbands and 1,000 orange concession wristbands in order to gauge public interest in the product. Leading up to Monday’s release, long lines for the wristbands formed before they were made available to public.There was a limit of four per person, and they were sold out by 9:30 a.m. Jill Drews, senior issues management advisor for TransLink, explained that another batch of the wristbands had already been ordered. “Obviously there is a very strong interest in the wristbands, and therefore we placed an order for them right away.We hope that they’ll arrive in February next year,” she said. “With that being said, they are shipped from Germany, so we can’t be exactly sure that they’ll arrive in February.”

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When asked if TransLink will stick with the orange and blue colours, she confirmed it would. “Compass wristbands work the same as Compass Card; tap in and out when travelling on transit and reload online, at a Compass vending machine, by phone or in person,” said a TransLink news release. “Customers using a wristband must tap the portion with the contactless symbol. Just like a Compass Card, a $6 refundable fee is charged when you pick up your wristband.”

TransLink touted its other changes introduced recently, including: " The “tap to pay” open payment option which allows customers to tap their credit card or mobile wallet to purchase an adult fare. " Upgrades to customer information displays for real-time train arrivals and service information. " Upgrades to service announcement audio equipment along Expo and Millennium lines.


FLY AWAY HOME: Every year, birding enthusiasts in the Lower Mainland watch flocks of Snow Geese visit Metro Vancouver as part of their migration route. The Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Delta is a stop along the Pacific Flyway, with an annual visiting population of Lesser Snow Geese originating from Wrangel Island in Russia. Snow geese are strong fliers, but they are also fast walkers that can outrun many predators. Goslings can travel up to 50 miles by foot within their first three weeks of life. Snow geese are typically snow-white with distinctive black wingtips. However, a darker “blue morph” also exists. The dark gene is dominant, so if a blue morph goose mates with a white morph, they will produce dark goslings. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED

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Burnaby moms group helps families in need Kelvin Gawley


Festive feeling: The DuPlessis family extravaganza at 8222 Burnlake Dr. The family’s holiday display is taking donations for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED

These lights are for charity A Burnaby family is raising money for sick children this Christmas by lighting up their front yard. The DuPlessis family at 8222 Burnlake Dr. sent in some photos of their display this year, and it’s pretty spectacular. “This year we have been working hard to create an-

other beautiful and memorable display, along with the usual thousands of lights, ornaments and inflatables,” the family said in an email. “We have created a new 12-minute light show, added a huge arch over the driveway and a 12foot Bumble.We were grinning from ear to ear when

we watched it for the first time.” The lights are on from 4:30 to 11:30 p.m., Monday to Thursday and until midnight on Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Jan. 6. People are invited to drop by, check out the lights and leave a donation.

The Burnaby Mommy Group on Facebook is all about moms helping moms. And its members really put that ethos into practice during the holiday season when they raise funds to help each other out. For the second year in a row, the group’s administrator, Jodelene Weir, is organizing a hamper project aimed at getting items and gift cards into the hands of the members who most need it. Last year, the group raised $3,000 on GoFundMe and was able to give $200 Walmart gift cards to 12 families (the website takes a cut of the proceeds).This year,Weir hopes to raise $6,000 to help 20 families. All of the moms – most of whom are based in Burnaby, with two in Vancouver and two in Surrey –

have been chosen and vetted,Weir said. “The money is going back into our local community,”Weir said. The group’s members help one another yearround,Weir said.Whether it’s parenting advice, help connecting to government services or just a casual

There’s a lot of people involved just to make this happen

place for conversation, the group is a supportive place for mothers of all backgrounds and living situations, she said. Members also occasionally help bring groceries to one another when they need it,Weir said. “So they have this huge community of support,”

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she said. “Anything you need, you can get.” And it’s growing.The Mommy Group has swelled from 2,400 to 3,400 members in the last year, according to Weir. So when November rolled around and Weir wasn’t sure whether she wanted to organize another hamper program, it was the members who convinced her to not only repeat the effort but aim to help even more people. She said she received multiple messages and posts from people both in need of help and wanting to help. Volunteers have stepped up to help organize the hamper and drive, she said. “There’s a lot of people involved just to make this happen and they’re all members of the same group,”Weir said. Those wishing to help can donate at gofundme. com/bmgxmashamper 2018.

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Communitynow Students learn empathy from making 1,000 cranes Cornelia Naylor


One thousand folded paper cranes were at the centre of a lesson in empathy last week for a class of Burnaby elementary school students. During his eight weeks at Brantford Elementary School, student teacherWilson Chu led Mick Cole’s Grade 5/6 class through Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, a novel about a young Japanese girl sick with cancer after the Hiroshima bombing. The story centres around an ancient legend that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by the gods. Speaking with the NOW, Chu described the novel as a powerful story of courage, resilience and teamwork. He had read the story on his own in high school, he said, and began the unit at Brantford by telling his students about losing his own mother to cancer when he was 13. “It was dead silent in there,” said Cole of that lesson, “and they were all listening and engaged, and then they felt safe enough, based on what he built in there, that they could open up about their own experi-

ences.” “It was just true empathy in practice,” Chu said of the discussions. During the unit, Chu taught the students how to fold an origami crane, and the class set out to fold 1,000 of them. Soon, however, the lessons in the classroom took on a whole new real-world dimension. Cole saw a story in the Vancouver Sun newspaper about aVancouver Island mom whose 32-year-old daughter was atVancouver General Hospital battling for her life against acute lymphoblastic leukemia. On a Facebook fundraising page called 1000 Origami Cranes for Amy Lee, Alison Lockhart had put out a plea for notes of encouragement, which she was writing down on squares of paper and folding into paper cranes for her daughter. For Cole, it seemed like a perfect opportunity to bring his students’ learning full circle. He and Chu asked the class if they would like to donate their cranes to Lockhart and her daughter, and the class responded with a unanimous ‘Yes, yes, yes!” “They were absolutely touched by it,” Chu said. “They just lit up so bright.”

In flight: Jacob Bochen displays one of the cranes created as part of a project. PHOTO CORNELIA NAYLOR

HOPE: Grade 5 students Amy Kim, Marisa Unadkat, Neera Hara and Fiona Lee display the paper cranes made by students in Mick Cole’s Grade 5/6 class at Brantford Elementary School. Below, Felicia Shieh works on a crane. PHOTOS CORNELIA NAYLOR Over the course of the unit, they had already made about 500, but, after hearing about Amy, they stepped up production and pumped out at least 600 more in just a few days. At first, they were just going to give the paper birds to the Sun reporter to pass on to the family, but Lockhart has since decided to come to the school this week to accept the cranes and thank the class in person. “It’s just so powerful because this is a real example of how they can seriously make a difference in somebody’s life, somebody that needs a bit of lifting up and encouragement,” Chu said. For Cole, the whole experience is an example of some of the most important things kids learn in school.

“The curriculum’s one thing; you get that from K to 12,” he said, “but this

kind of stuff is life skills, and it’s so much more important to be able to build that with

the curriculum, that you’re a good person.”


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Families turned out in force on Saturday for the official launch of the Christmas season at Burnaby Village Museum, which hosted a Bright in Burnaby gathering – complete with tree lighting by VIPs (seen at right). Heritage Christmas celebrations are ongoing at the village until Jan. 4. Folks can enjoy a stroll around the decked-out village, a scavenger hunt, entertainment, crafts and activities for kids, rides on the C.W. Parker Carousel and, of course, visits with Father Christmas. Admission is free (carousel rides $2.65). See www. burnabyvillagemuseum. ca for all the information and full schedule of events.

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Passion Floral Boutique in Highgate Village Shopping Centre has many options to make spirits bright and bring some vibrance to the homes of loved ones this season. Plants make popular presents for just about anyone, allowing you to cross many friends and family off your list while giving a gift that last long past the season. They make great hostess gifts as well. Succulents are especially ideal as gifts, as they don’t need as much water as other plants. Succulents thrive with space, providing air circulation, and indirect sunlight. Staff at Passion Floral can provide more tips as needed on the care and management of succulents.

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Connect to Charities Get to know the not-for-profit organizations in our community


t this time of the 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 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 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.

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

Change Starts With You Burnaby Community Services empowers people in need with a voice, resources, and opportunities. 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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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. Tax and Form Completion Volunteers help individuals with modest incomes prepare their taxes and complete government applications. 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 resources and support.

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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. Donate Dollars help us to carry out life-changing, smile-inducing, and community-building work daily. Your support is truly appreciated and goes far in changing lives and making our community shine. Call us today to volunteer or to donate.

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Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society #205-6515 BONSOR AVE., BURNABY

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 first hand 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 Jeff Clark (president), Chris Stroppa (vice president), Paul Rushton (treasurer) and Miles Ritchie (secretary).

Work in Community

The BFCS is recognized for our continued outstanding service to the community, and was named the Not-For-Profit Organization in 2013 by the Burnaby Board of Trade, and from the Burnaby Hospital Foundation, recently received the Dr. Kenneth Hill Spirit for Philanthropy award. The Firefighters maintain a strong presence at neighbourhood cleanups, barbecues, fairs and parades and deliver vital programs to the community. The BFCS contributes funds to over 60 Lower Mainland charitable and community organizations such as: Burnaby Hospital Foundation($525,000.00), Pals Autism Society,CKNW Kids Fund, Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation, St. Michael’s Hospice, BC Special Olympics, Kidsport Burnaby, Pat Quinn Classic, “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 we raise goes back to the local community,” says BFCS president Jeff Clark. Therefore, “you are 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 over $1.1 million. We’d love to get it up to the $3 million mark,” says Clark. “That would make us more self-sufficient, 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 principal.”

How to become 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 to partner up with us every year,” says Clark. “This program is an ongoing cost for us to the tune of $85,000 a year.” The Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society is hard at work to make our community a better place, and we need your help. We can make a difference.

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• The Burnaby Firefighters Christmas Breakfast presented by the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown on Friday, December 14th from 6:00am-10:00am. This event will support the Angel Toy Drive benefiting the CKNW Kids Fund and the Christmas Bureau. • The Burnaby Firefighters 27th Annual Charitable Ball will be held at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown on Sat., April 13 2019. By far the BCFS’s biggest fundraising event each year, this Gala raised $80,000 in 2018. • The annual BFCS Golf Tournament will be held at the Riverway Golf Course on Wednesday, September 10, 2019. This sold-out event raised over $25,000 in 2018.

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Burnaby Hospital Foundation

Neil Squire Society 400-3999 HENNING DRIVE, BURNABY


Our Focus

Our Focus

For more than 30 years, the Neil Squire Society has been empowering Canadians with disabilities through technology and knowledge. The Society has been a key driver in forwarding social inclusion and economic equity, and helping to create a productive society that includes people with disabilities.

Our Values

Work in Community

We serve a culturally diverse population that covers the full spectrum of people with disabilities. Our focus is to enable people with disabilities to make the most of their abilities so they can work, pursue education, and be fully included in our community. We offer a number of programs for people with disabilities, employers, and employees. Employment: Working Together, enables people with disabilities to prepare for, obtain, and maintain employment through a uniquely tailored, clientcentered program. Digital Literacy: Computer Comfort provides the perfect starting point for adults with disabilities who want to develop basic computer skills. It offers one-on-one computer tutoring at no cost in a supportive, clientcentred environment; a refurbished donated computer for the home, if needed; and ongoing support.

We’re committed to social inclusion, economic equity, and a productive society that includes people with disabilities, giving them equal opportunity to contribute and participate. We value diversity, innovation, and teamwork. Our vision is economic and social inclusiveness for all people with disabilities.

Accommodations: Do you or your employees need technology to overcome some form of barrier at work? From back, neck, and shoulder pain, to carpel tunnel syndrome and eye strain, we can help. Our Technology@ Work Program is designed to support employers and employees to overcome workplace barriers and increase workplace efficiency. Many of our programs, including Computer Comfort, Computer Refurbishing, and our employment programs are offered for free to people with disabilities through government contracts and the support of corporations, foundations, and individual donors like you.

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Now until January 1st, 2019, text NEIL to 20222 to donate $10, $20, or $25 to support Canadians with disabilities through Employment, Digital Literacy, and Innovation or visit www.neilsquire.ca/donate. With your support we are Powered to Enable. Here are other ways to give and get involved: • Become a volunteer Computer Tutor, either in person from our Burnaby office or online. • Volunteer as a maker with our Makers Making Change initiative and make assistive technology for people with disabilities. • Donate your computer to a person with a disability through our refurbishing program • Hire someone with a disability and discover the benefits of a more inclusive working environment • Join a Lunch and Learn or a Webinar to find out more about how technology can help you and your employees overcome workplace barriers.

Burnaby Hospital Foundation has been the fundraising organization for Burnaby Hospital since 1982. We are your trusted partners, shaping the future of health care through ground-breaking innovation. With the support of forward-thinking organizations and individual donors, we put state-of-the-art medical equipment and the best technology available into the hands of our dedicated health care professionals at Burnaby Hospital and Fellburn Care Centre.

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Upcoming events

We host Technology@Work Lunch and Learns on the 3rd Thursday of every month at our Burnaby office. See an assistive technology demonstration in our Solutions lab and find out how we can support you and your employees to overcome workplace barriers and increase workplace efficiency. To attend, please contact Nate Toevs: natet@neilsquire.ca or 604.355.0578. For a full listing of events, please visit: www.neilsquire.ca/events

Our Work in the Community

Everyone deserves effective, efficient, high quality patient care that is close to home. Serving a population of over half a million people, and with 82,000 annual visits to the emergency department alone, Burnaby Hospital is one of the busiest in the region. The foundation raises funds to support the urgent needs of Burnaby Hospital and Fellburn Care Centre – approximately half the cost of all new or upgraded medical equipment and technology each year – for the benefit of everyone we serve in Burnaby, East Vancouver and beyond. This year, Burnaby Hospital Foundation is raising funds to support a variety of high-priority needs, including an urgently required CT scanner, and the development of a mental health and substance use zone at the hospital to address the growing mental health crisis.

How to become involved

• Make a donation in person, by phone, mail or online. • Enroll as a monthly donor. • Honour someone special with a tribute gift, or by setting up your own tribute page on bhfoundation.ca. • Create a legacy with an estate gift in your will. • Become a Corporate Partner.

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• Help us spread cheer this holiday season with Christmas Cheer Trees. Bring the whole family down on Tuesday, December 11th at 5pm for the official lighting of several uniquely designed Christmas Trees, each sponsored by a local business or community group. Taking place on the east side of the hospital property (off Ingleton Ave.), join us for hot chocolate, special guest speaker, Mayor Mike Hurley, and your favourite holiday carols sung by a local children’s choir. Free admission. Donations welcome. • Throughout December, our generous Burnaby Hospital Physicians will match your donation toward an urgently needed CT scanner, up to a total of $68,000. This is your chance to double the impact of your contribution to address the growing demand for this vital diagnostic test, used for stroke and trauma patients, biopsy of potential cancers, and much more.

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get to know the not-for-profit organizations in our community

Burnaby Family Life 2101 HOLDOM AVE, BURNABY

Our Focus

Since our founding in 1971, Burnaby Family Life has been delivering quality educational and counselling services that meet current and emerging needs of individuals and families in all of their diversity. We facilitate community solutions that enables everyone we help to reach their full potential.

Our Values

We value collaboration, empowerment, professionalism, learning, respect and inclusion, advocacy and leadership. In addition to our fully trained, paid professionals, we have over 100 volunteers who contribute more than 4,100 hours annually to the success of our programs.

Our Work in the Community

BFL is a community-based resource for individuals and families who may not have local support networks. We help expecting and new moms at risk, families needing child care, women and children who have experienced abuse, and vulnerable refugees and immigrants who are learning English and settling in the Canadian culture. We deliver education and counselling in partnership with other organizations, and host licensed child care services (we opened the first “Occasional Child Care” in Burnaby for children aged 18 months to 5 years). Our work supports social belonging and healthy families. When possible, we promote smart nutrition choices with healthy snacks and hot meals. More than 20% of the Burnaby population lives on low income (2016 Census). By helping disadvantaged children and families, we contribute to making our diverse community more resilient, vibrant and welcoming. Last year, our programs received 4000+ admissions. Of those, only 25% of our clients spoke English as a first language. With a professional and caring team that speaks more than 40 languages, we are equipped to offer life-changing and productive learning experiences.

How to become involved

Monthly Donations – The most helpful way to support our work is with monthly gifts—only $20/month goes a long way to helping families in need in our community. One-time donations – Financial support is always appreciated and we maximize the use of every dollar. Corporate sponsors and patrons – We strive to be a valued community partner for corporate sponsors by helping them fulfill corporate social responsibility commitments while changing the lives of people in need, and providing meaningful community engagement opportunities for their employees. BFL Café – Stop in for lunch or let us cater your next event or meeting. Our social enterprise café (bflcafe.com) provides employment opportunities for our clients and revenue for our programs.

contact us

Telephone: 604-419-6915 Website:

communityrelations@ burnabyfamilylife.org



Wildlife Rescue Association of BC 5216 GLENCARIN DRIVE, BURNABY

Our Focus

Wildlife Rescue Association of BC is a registered not-forprofit charity and a federally and provincially permitted wildlife rehabilitation centre located in Burnaby, BC. Formed in 1979 by people just like you, Wildlife Rescue exists to ensure the well-being of urban wildlife and to help citydwellers co-exist with urban wildlife. Services are provided completely free of charge to the general public.

Our People

Wildlife Rescue has a core staff of 18 passionate people, 12 of whom work directly with wildlife in the hospital and rehabilitation centre. We are grateful to our many volunteers who generously give of their personal time in roles as diverse as animal care, wildlife rescue and transportation, on the Helpline, and through their professional or trade skills. With their support, we are able to treat more than 4,500 animals every year.

Our Work in the Community

For four decades, Wildlife Rescue has provided leadership in rehabilitating wildlife and in promoting the welfare of wild animals in the urban environment. With population growth and continuing encroachment on green and forested habitats, Wildlife Rescue is called upon more than ever to respond to human-wildlife situations. Our services to the communities of Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley include: Helpline Calls: Wildlife Rescue received 17,182 calls from the public in 2017, providing wild animal situation assessment, remote coaching on capture/ injury prevention, situational education. Hospital Admissions: 4,200 – 5,000 animals per year admitted to the Wildlife Rescue hospital . Field Dispatches: In response to calls from the public, Wildlife Rescue dispatches trained volunteers for pick-ups, rescues, and on-site assessments. Businesses Response: Rescue of rooftop bird nests and hatchlings, pollution-affected animals from industrial and commercial processes Education: Wildlife Rescue delivers wildlife education through: first-aid workshops to veterinarians and veterinary technical schools; on request instruction to municipalities, animal controls and SPCA branches on safe handling, safe capture, and transport techniques; public education online and at community events across Metro Vancouver.

A Success Story

In August, a young Great Blue Heron was brought to Wildlife Rescue suffering from two shotgun pellets lodged in its body. Despite serious fractures to both its radius and ulna bones, the heron responded well to treatment while at Wildlife Rescue and regained its strength and flying ability. Because of the time a concerned citizen took to rescue this injured animal, it had its best chance at a full recovery and took to the skies upon its return to the wild.

How To Become Involved

The work of Wildlife Rescue Association is only possible thanks to our many amazing donors. Please consider supporting Wildlife Rescue today. Visit us at www.wildliferescue.ca

Upcoming events

We are hosting a Montreal Canadiens Alumni charity game at the Bill Copeland Sports Arena on February 9th. Purchase tickets at bflgrowscommunity.org, and inquire about sponsorship opportunities at communityrelations@burnabyfamilylife.org.

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contact us

telephone: 604-526-7275 email: info@wildliferescue.ca internet: wildliferescue.ca facebook: /wildliferescue Instagram: @wildliferescue

• Give the gift of a second chance with your donation. • Become a monthly donor to support the care of wildlife year-round. • Volunteer

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Companion Books ng S er v i h t Nor aby Burn

Meet your Heights merchants

Simona Powell stumbled upon Companion Books in the u summer of 2016. Its former s owner, Paul Kirkpatrick was preparing for retirement and the store was for sale, so she bought it. Two years later, and she still has lots of ideas in mind for its future.

Q: Q WHAT CONVINCED YOU TO BUY B THE STORE? My husband and I are both book lovers, and we’ve been collecting together for many years. Over the years we have managed to put together our own little library at home and have often talked about one day having our own bookstore. I walked into Companion

Books in late summer 2016 purely by chance, to discover it was for sale. There were other changes happening in our lives, and the opportunity just seemed to present itself at just the right time. It really seemed just meant to be. And though it was a little sooner than we imagined it might happen and even though neither my husband or I had ever owned a business, we just had to give it a try. I’m sure I would have regretted it had we not at least tried. We also know the Heights well, too, as we bought our first home together just a few blocks from the store. Q: WHAT DOES THE HEIGHTS


Simona Powell is the owner of Companion Books, located on Hastings Street at Gilmore Avenue. Powell bought the bookstore in 2016 when its previous owner was ready to retire.

MEAN TO YOU? The Heights is an amazing community! I have had so much support from everyone. Since we’ve purchased the business, many, many people have expressed relief that their local bookstore was not going to close. This is such a vibrant and varied community, and that’s reflected on our shelves. We have an incredible selection of books, from the

popular to the very unique. There is truly something for everyone on our shelves. Q: HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED IN THIS BUSINESS? It was nice to have Paul (the previous owner) stay on with us for a transition period. It really helped with the steep learning curve that occurred and helped me learn the daily

requirements of running a book store. Q: WHAT PLANS DO YOU HAVE FOR THE FUTURE? We want to continue to serve this community with the best reading selection possible. I will be looking into holding literary and communitybuilding events in the store in the near future.

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Find some holiday help in the Heights Katrina Caguioa special to the NOW

This past weekend, we invited our community to join

us for our annual Light Up the Heights event. Now that the trees are lit up on Hastings Street, walking along our shopping district makes this

winter season a lot more magical. Merchant stores and windows are also looking festive with lights, Christmas trees and ornaments. With the holiday season in full swing, the Heights is here to help you with all your holiday preparations. Holiday decorations are a must to all parties. Making a room feel festive is equally important as the food, in my opinion. It creates an ambience and provides great props for those memorable group photos. Check out Dollar Tree (4040 Hastings) and Dollar Giant (406 Willingdon) for inexpensive holiday decor. They have a variety of garlands, streamers, jingle bells and tree decorations. If you’re looking for the best quality food for your next Christmas potluck, the Heights has it all. For premium meats and delis, check out Cioffi’s Meat Market and Deli (4142 Hastings St.), Rocky’s Meats (4342 Hastings St.), and

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get to know the not-for-profit organizations in our community

Lower Mainland Purpose Society

TB Vets Charitable Foundation



Our Focus

Our Focus

The Lower Mainland Purpose Society is a non-profit agency incorporated under the Society Act in 1983. Today, over 140 employees provide a variety of social, health and educational programs to Lower Mainland communities. The Society has been accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) since 2003. Programs and services are provided from 10 sites, with the Administration Office and a range of services located in New Westminster since 1984.

Our Goals

It is the vision of The Purpose Society to improve the capacity of individuals and families to lead healthy fulfilling lives, contributing to the overall wellbeing of the community. It is the mission of The Purpose Society to deliver a continuum of social, health, educational and residential services to children, youth and families in order to enhance personal well-being, strengthen family functioning and increase personal responsibility, confidence and healthy decision-making.

contact us

telephone: 604 526 2522 email: mail@purposesociety.org internet: www.purposesociety.org

Our Work in the Community

The Purpose Society’s longest standing program is the Purpose School. Purpose Secondary School is a very special place and exists to serve students from Grades 8 to 12 who, for a variety of reasons, find it difficult to succeed in the traditional school system. Students benefit from small class sizes with both group and individualized instruction in a friendly, welcoming inclusive learning environment. Students gain confidence, develop a sense of hope for their future as more opportunities become available to them while in school and after graduation. Students can receive a BC Dogwood Diploma upon completion of the required course work. This diploma allows access to secondary education programs at college or university. Students can also receive an Evergreen Diploma which indicates high school completion. Students over 18 can attend and receive the Adult Dogwood. In the words of one parent, “I really do see so much improvement in ………..it is honestly like night and day at home… I knew Purpose was the right choice for him “.

Founded by Word War II Veterans in 1946, TB Vets Charitable Foundation has been the support system for the frontlines of respiratory care in BC. Through its Key Tag Program (BC’s original key return service), TB Vets’ mission is to provide urgent respiratory equipment to BC hospitals and first responders. Strategic funding are also in place for respiratory research and bursaries for students studying Respiratory Therapy. TB Vets has distributed over $13 million across BC communities large and small.

How To Become Involved

The Purpose School is unique in that it is an Independent School that charges no tuition. We rely on community donations in order to provide a positive learning environment and specific supports for students, such as our hot breakfast and hot lunch program. Many of our programs benefit greatly from the support of volunteers, last year contributing close to 14,000 hours to our Society. If you would like more information about volunteering at Purpose, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 604-526-2522.

Breath is vital to everyday life. Even in emergency situations, whatever else may be wrong, hope for survival is dim for a patient without breath. This is why TB Vets is on a mission to equip medical teams with state-of-the-art respiratory equipment. The need is great and constant as these are highly-used machines. In Burnaby Hospital alone, 500-600 patients require ventilation annually, and this number continues to rise. Respiratory machines are never turned off until patients are able to breathe on their own, only to be used again by the next person in need. It is not uncommon then for respiratory therapists to scavenge replacement parts of old equipment that are no longer supported by manufacturers. Costly upgrades also become inevitable with technology advancements that better help medical teams in addressing patient needs. To date, TB Vets has funded over $390,000 worth of respiratory care and equipment in Burnaby / East Vancouver. From newborns to the elderly, countless have been healed and able to take their next breath. Frontline medical heroes are also given the support they need to save lives. This legacy of leadership, community service and compassion is woven into the tapestry of BC’s heritage. Today, TB Vets is a trusted partner in the trenches of respiratory care. • Make a Donation: Give yearly or become a monthly donor. Your gift comes with complimentary TB Vets key tags that make you part of our key return service. • Gift Key Tags: Your loved ones will appreciate a gift that also supports respiratory care in BC. Each gift donation comes with a lovely card, making it perfect for birthdays, housewarmings, or even this Christmas as a unique stocking stuffer. • Memorial Giving: Honour someone special who has passed away with a gift in their memory. A sympathy card will be sent to the bereaved family. • Redeem Points: Donate your AirMiles and/or Vancity Visa points to TB Vets • Planned Giving: Name TB Vets in your Will, estate plan, through your RRSP/RIFF or life insurance. • Workplace Giving: Identify TB Vets as your charity of choice, match employee donations and/or sponsor fundraisers for TB Vets


contact us


telephone: 604-874-5626 email: information@tbvets.org internet: tbvets.org facebook, Instagram

twitter: @purpose_school

& TWitter: @tbvets

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Our Work in the Community

How To Become Involved

Upcoming Events

Christmas Hamper Program: Do you believe in ‘Random acts of kindness’? Purpose invites you to Experience the joy of Giving this Christmas by “Adopting a Family”…By supporting the Purpose Society’s 27th Annual Christmas Hamper Program, you will enrich the lives of families in need and bring a little happiness to them this Christmas!!! Join us in whatever way you can. Whether you choose to “adopt a family”, donate money, or volunteer in the door-to-door delivery of the hampers, you are welcome to share in the community spirit exemplified by the Christmas Hamper Program. No gift is too small. If you would like to participate in a “Random Act of Kindness” by taking part in this year’s Hamper Program, please call or email Hamper Coordinator, Pam Bloom at 604.937.7163, or call Grace Castaneda at the Purpose Society, 604.526.2522. We will also accept food and gift items for the 100 single adults that will receive a gift bag.

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“[TB Vets’] support over the past few years has been immense and very important for us. It has meant that we are able to purchase ventilators that are more advanced and that provide better care for many of our patients. It has meant that we have been able to purchase neonatal ventilators that allow us to transfer newborns to the appropriate sites where they can get the care they need. It has also meant that we have been able to purchase machines that now allow the transfer of patients throughout the hospital safely […]” –Dr. Ish Ahmed, Burnaby Hospital, Intensive Care Unit

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get to know the not-for-profit organizations in our community

Charlford House Society for Women

Canada SCORES Vancouver



Our Focus

We are helping women 19 years of age and over, who struggle with drug and/or alcohol addiction. We offer women a safe place to deal with the many issues that often contribute to their addiction, such as trauma, abuse and co-occurring mental health issues. We teach them new coping strategies and improved life skills, such as: learning how to set and maintain healthy boundaries; taking healthy (instead of unhealthy) risks; engaging in positive interactions; rebuilding broken family relationships; nurturing oneself and others; and amending past wrongs. Further, by offering our clients lifetime aftercare access and support, Charlford House aims to strengthen each client’s ability to succeed in recovery, while at the same time providing hope to women newer to our program.

contact us

Name: Miranda Vecchio,

Executive Director

telephone: 604 420 6601 email: miranda@charlfordhouse.ca internet: www.charlfordhouse.ca facebook: /Charlfordhouse twitter: @charlfordhouse

Our Values

We foster respect, compassion, and dignity among our clients, staff, board and volunteers. We embrace recovery as having a profound impact on individuals and their families. We cultivate peer relationships and mentoring in our highly structured living environment. We support community integration through attendance at Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous meetings outside our facility.

Our Work in the Community

It is no secret that drug and alcohol misuse can lead to many problems within our society. The culture of addiction is pervasive and with the current opioid crisis, the tentacles of addiction have reached epidemic proportions. The toll substance abuse has on family and loved ones is no less significant. Because of the stigma often attached to alcohol and drug abuse, family members are sometimes left to suffer in silence. There is often a sense of shame attached to the situation and this can lead to total isolation for those who care most deeply about the addict. In addition, the costs often associated with addiction (e.g. relating to court appearances, jail sentences, lost wages, hospital facilities, emergency response, child foster care, etc.) all increase the financial burden on the taxpayer and the various levels of government. Recognizing the devastating impact these problems have on our communities, Charlford House Society for Women has, for the past 47 years, been part of the solution.

How to become involved

We are currently seeking volunteers for the following: Videography; Photography; Communications & PR; Events Committee Member; High-Level Fundraising Committee Member; Capital Campaign Task Force Member. Donations can be made in the following ways: Our Website: www.charlfordhouse.ca E-transfer: miranda@charlfordhouse.ca Mail cheque or credit card info to PO Box 44077, Burnaby, BC V5B 4Y2; Call 604-420-6601

Our Focus

Canada SCORES Vancouver is a non-profit youth development organization that provides complimentary after-school programs in Burnaby and Surrey for vulnerable children and youth in a safe environment. Their program is unique and integrates the game of soccer, the art of poetry and community service experiences – giving each child the fundamentals to find their voice, achieve their goals and reach their full potential.

Our People

Canada SCORES is grateful for the dedication and support from coaches, volunteers and board of directors working closely with three full-time employees, ensuring our poetathletes, programs and events are well-supported.

Our Goals

Canada SCORES encourages stronger communities and are seeking neighbouring high school students as their program volunteers – provide mentorship to young poetathletes and support them in their transition to high school.

contact us

telephone: 778.871.0686 email: cheryl@canadascores.org internet: www.canadascores.org facebook:


twitter: /CanadaScores1 Instagram: /canadascores/ Linkedin: /company/canadascores-vancouver

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Our Work in the Community

Canada SCORES program in Burnaby is helping and benefitting over 80 vulnerable children and youth – giving each one an opportunity to participate in an integrated program and build more confidence, work together as a team and make new friendships. They are referred to as “poet-athletes.” Over 200 people are indirectly benefitting from Canada SCORES, including family members, school staff, not to mention community members at large who are recipients of the community service. Canada SCORES is proud to showcase the young poet-athletes and create opportunities for each one to shine through program events including Poetry SLAMS, Soccer Jamborees, and Community Service Project Sharing Events. Parents and family members are warmly welcomed, and strongly encouraged to attend these special events that celebrate the successes of the young participants. Canada SCORES programming is providing local kids a chance at a brighter future by building their confidence both at play and in school, and giving them the essential tools they need to succeed in the classroom and on the field of play. The unique holistic approach effectively demonstrates to children how physical activity, creative writing and community involvement promotes a sound body, mind and heart. Previous program participants are invited back to volunteer as mentors. This creates a virtuous cycle as they build their own confidence, engagement within school environment and community as a whole while helping serve as positive role models to younger, vulnerable students.

Upcoming Events

Red Carpet Poetry SLAM! – February 28, 2019. This inspiring Red Carpet Poetry SLAM will highlight, showcase selected Poet-Athletes that will have an opportunity to recite their original poems on a red carpet in front of their peers, family, friends and general audience members. Event will be held at Annex Theatre - 823 Seymour Street in Downtown Vancouver. SCORES Cup charity soccer tournament – June/July 2019 (TBC). Our annual SCORES Cup is one of the biggest team building charity soccer tournament engaging corporate teams from all over Metro Vancouver. All proceeds benefitting Canada SCORES Vancouver. Check out more events and details: www.canadascores.org/events

How to Get Involved

· Make a donation: give monthly and join the SCORES Club · Host a giving event: independently held fundraiser to show support, party with a purpose to give back · Volunteer: donate your time and talents on a regular basis or at a special event

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S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Chance to Choose is a 14-week paid employment training program that provides youth with the necessary skills to attain and maintain employment. Four weeks of group based training is followed by a 10 week work placement with a local employer. Participants are paid minimum wage for the duration of the program. success.bc.ca

DST Consulting Engineers Inc. is a full-service geoenvironmental consulting firm. We have been providing expert services to valued Burnaby clients since 2012. As a local business we know environmental issues in the Lower Mainland and offer many services: Phase I, II Environmental Site Assessments, DSS, DSR, IAQ, etc. We are monitoring instrumentation specialists and are a trusted source for reliable vibration, noise monitoring, geotechnical performance monitoring equipment. dstgroup.com

Burnaby Blacktop Ltd. is BC’s Best Paving Company for two consecutive years. We cater to Commercial, Residential, Municipal, Strata and Industrial Developments. We know that the words CHEAP and BEST are mutually exclusive when providing paving solutions. We focus on being the best and, our clients appreciate us for it. burnabyblacktop.ca

Freshslice was established with the purpose of creating a new fast-food concept which would meet the healthier eating trends of the West Coast. Freshslice provides customers with fresh, low fat, multi grain healthy product at a price that is unparalleled by any competitor in the fast-food industry. www.freshslice.com

False Creek Collision is Burnaby’s finest Auto Body shop. We are ICBC accredited and are an express valet partner with ICBC. We offer courtesy cars for all our customers as well as pick up and drop off services. Call us to set up an appointment or for a free estimate for your all car repair services. falsecreekcollision.com

Theorama Systems is a software consulting company specializing in database architecture, web, and mobile app software. We assist our clients in all the phases of the software development process and integration of their complex information systems, from requirements management to deployment and maintenance. theoremasystems.com

Michel’s deep knowledge of tax, insurance and investment solutions combine to give PlayCheques Financial Solutions’ clients peace of mind, add clarity to their decisions and provide a thoughtful roadmap for the future. As a Certified Financial Planner and a Chartered Life Underwriter Michel specializes in helping BC business owners meet their financial goals personally and in business. playcheques.com

Renato Zane provides genuine business support that makes a difference. He partners with clients to clarify issues and arrive at progressive solutions. He is an award-winning manager with more than 30 years of business experience. Renato offers executive coaching, group coaching and consulting. Contact him today! Free consultation. renatozane8.wixsite.com/coach

100 Braid St Studios is the largest co-working space for artists outside of Vancouver with over 60 artists in residence. Everything we do allows guests to express their creativity; we host pop-up art shows, concerts, fun Paint & Sip nights, corporate Team building events, small business conferences and even Weddings & social events. 100braidststudios.com

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Holiday shopping on North Road


Coffee City. Each of our shops has their own types of specialty roasted beans, an ambience, and delicious treats to nibble on while you chat away with your BFF.

And what a lovely gift it would be to receive – a moment of your time to catch up and renew that connection.

Other options include lunches and dinners out at any one of our International restaurants. Have you ever tried dim sum dining at Yan’s Chinese Garden Restaurant? You can book a huge table and treat everyone to a big meal. Getting a large group together is an occasion that will be gift enough for everyone on your list. Since you now aren’t cleaning, cooking and serving you are free to just enjoy everyone’s company.

y mother used to say that time was the best gift of all – because no one has much of it any more. It is an honour to spend time with someone and share a moment. Those moments spent with friends and loved ones all string together to make memories that we can look back on with joy and warmth.

Sometimes gathering around the dinner table or sharing a coffee while you shop is just the ticket. On North Road there are many options for dining out. In fact, we have such an abundance of coffee shops – people have started calling us

How about out of town guests? Gather around the BBQ at the upscale Arisu for some interactive

dining. Everyone can participate with the poking and prodding of the delicious meats and veggies and while they sizzle away, you get the chance to get better acquainted. It works like a charm every time. Another of our favourites is lunching out at North Road Square at the top of North Road at Cameron.With a variety of popular international restaurants, you can re fuel with a tasty lunch and keep right on shopping. Thai Chef, Japolo, Donair ville, Friends Hong Kong Style Café and Okoman Sushi all have plenty of character and delicious menu options to keep even the pickiest friend happy. Enjoy your moments!You worked hard.

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A delicious gift for the holidays

asty treats are always popular this time of year and make for sweet gifts and party fare, especially when they’re as special as Edible Arrangements.


For parties, there is the Snowman Platter, with pineapple, strawberries and more dipped in chocolate and topped with a fruit cut-out of a snowman dipped in white chocolate.

Edible Arrangements in the Brentwood neighbourhood offers a varied selection of fresh fruit delights that work for any occasion.

Arrangements include boxes of chocolatedipped fruit in various festive shapes including gingerbread men and wreathes.

Leanne Ma and Marshall Yee opened the Brentwood location in 2013, where they have been providing fresh fruit bouquets and boxes, including gourmet chocolate-dipped fruit, ever since.

There are many options available for the season, including arrangements for Hanukkah. There is a Star of David party bouquet, and a smaller Start of David Celebration bouquet. The Berry Sweet Snowman Dipped Fruit Box is a great gift, as well. And there are celebratory arrangements for NewYear’s Eve parties and get-togethers.

For Ma, the main goal is always to get the freshest fruit possible. Arrangements can last three to four days in the fridge. Christmas is one of their busiest seasons. Companies buy the arrangements for office parties, and they make great hostess gifts, as well. The Home for the Holidays arrangement is a great choice, with fresh fruit such as strawberries, grapes, honeydew and oranges, as well as gingerbread man-shaped fruit cut-outs dipped in chocolate.

Edible Arrangements Holiday Dipped Fruit Boxes

It’s the time of year when fresh fruit is a special treat, with all the heavy meals and desserts in rotation. It is nice to be able to share an arrangement with friends and family, or give the gift of chocolate-dipped fruit to someone special. With many choices covering a wide range of occasions and holidays, Edible Arrangements in the Brentwood neighbourhood is the place to go for fresh fruit bouquets this holiday season.


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Esi Edugyan’s most recent book, Washington Black, has been topping plenty of lists these days. The book, which recently won the Giller Prize, is the story of an 11-year-old field slave named Washington Black, who has to contend with new masters, one who turns out to be an eccentric naturalist, inventor, abolitionist and more. There is also a top 10 list for children’s books for 2018, which includes Ocean Meets Sky, for readers four to eight years old. The book, by brothers Terry Fan and Eric Fan, explores a boy’s relationship with the ocean, and how that relationship connects him to his grandfather. For those who prefer ereaders, there is the Kobo Aura H20 Edition 2. It is an upgrade of Kobo’s waterproof ereader and includes ComfortLight PRO.

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Chapters may specialize in books of all kinds, from its spacious children’s section to the many shelves lining the walls of the store, but it also offers a wide range of holiday gift options that expand beyond the book shelf. The store carries a variety of throw blankets, perfect for cosying up over the holidays, and a great gift for anyone during these chilly days. For someone looking for even more comfort, there is the much in-demand gravity weighted blanket, as well. There are also other household items, such as the baker loaf decorated with hockey-playing foxes, that would go well as a hostess gift with a lovely festive loaf inside. And there is the popular Fitbit Charge 3, an advanced swimproof fitness tracker. For books and more this season, Chapters at Metropolis at Metrotown has it all.

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hopping for the holidays is extra special when you shop locally. With the variety of business on the Heights, you are bound to find something for everyone. Some of the best gifts that we adore are ones that are one-of-akind.

Also, check out the workshops and classes that they offer. This holiday season, Muckabout and L’Atelier Sandie Bell are both offering a wide variety of workshops in many crafting and artisan areas. Contact them directly to learn more details.

Gift shops like L’Atelier Sandie Bell (3908 Hastings Street) and Muckabout Gift Gallery (4759 Hastings Street) offer a range of unique art, candles, apparel, soaps, pottery and more!

Looking for a unique gift? Be sure to visit Moi Vintage (4132 Hastings Street), a well-curated antique shop on the Heights.

Both gift shops represent more than 50 artisans.

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Entertainment now Children’s Christmas classic comes to the stage Five Burnaby actors are taking to the stage in a new production of a Christmas classic. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, presented by Naked Goddess Productions, is onstage at the Havana Theatre in Vancouver from Dec. 6 to 16. Barbara Robinson’s Christmas classic tells the story of what happens when

the six Herdman kids – a.k.a. “the worst kids in the history of the world” – take over the annual Christmas pageant, resulting in no end of mayhem and fun. Burnaby’s Sandra Medeiros is one of the co-founders of Naked Goddess Productions, alongside Nicole Fairbairn. For this production, Medeiros serves as assistant director and also appears as

Mrs. McCarthy. She’ll be joined onstage by her own real-life twin daughters, Amelie Love and Madeline Angel – whose characters are pitted against each other in the play. Madeline’s character, Alice, always plays Mary in the Christmas pageant, but when the Herdmans take over, Imogene Herdman (played by Amelie) takes the

role instead. Two other young Burnaby performers also appear in the show: Alix Lefler as Baby Angel Shirley, and Neven Azad as Baby Angel Johnny. They’re joined by Melissa Oei as Grace Bradley, Eric Regimbald as Bob Bradley and Maria J. Cruz as Mrs. Armstrong, plus a slew of young actors as the chil-

dren: Charlotte Clayton, Milan Gill, Pavel Piddocke, Luciano Leroux, Brendan Clelland, Ana Trajkovic, Olivia A,Vivian Brulot, Joanna Piddocke, Aias Dalman and Peter Gereb. The production is directed by Tamara McCarthy, a former Burnaby resident. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is in preview tonight (Wednesday, Dec. 5)

and opens on Thursday, Dec. 6. It’s onstage Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.Tickets are $24 regular, or $18 for children and seniors, with half-price tickets for the preview night. The Havana Theatre is at 1212 Commercial Dr. See www.nakedgoddess productions.com.

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Entertainment now musica intima returns to Burnaby


One of B.C.’s favourite choral ensembles is bringing its Christmas show back to Burnaby this season. The Juno-nominated musica intima is set to perform its Christmas Story concert in North Burnaby on Saturday, Dec. 8, with a 2 p.m. concert at Brentwood Presbyterian Church. The Christmas concert performs music across the spectrum of choral offerings, from the bombastic joy of Vaughan Williams to the unexpected harmonies in Poulenc’s Motets pour le temps de Noël to the mysterious minimalism in Górecki’s monumental Totus Tuus.The concert also includes music by Chilcott and newer arrangements of traditional favourite carols, including God RestYe Merry, Gentlemen and Silent Night. The choir includes Burnaby resident Steve Maddock (bass), and Burnaby’s Siri Olesen is its artistic manager. A Christmas Story is one of two concerts the ensemble will be offering for the Christmas season; the other, Ding Dong!, is a blues-jazz-

TO SATURDAY, DEC. 15 Parallel, an exhibition of mixed media work by Susan Jessop, Frankie WattElphinstone and Kenneth Yuen, at Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave. Info: www.burnabyartscouncil. org or 604-298-7322. TO FRIDAY, DEC. 21 Burnaby Neighbourhood House North House hosts an art exhibition by artist Veneesa Gemma, open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 4908 Hastings St. Info: 604-294-5444.

In harmony: musica intima includes the talents of Burnaby singer Steve Maddock, at far right. The ensemble is bringing its Christmas concert to Burnaby this weekend. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED

folk-inspired show with an irreverent take on seasonal tunes. If you can’t catch musica intima in Burnaby, the group also has some other concert dates to choose from: A CHRISTMAS STORY Sunday, Dec. 16, 3

p.m.: St. Philip’s Anglican Church, Dunbar (Vancouver) Tuesday, Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m.: Knox Presbyterian Church, New Westminster Friday, Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m.: Christ Church Cathedral,Vancouver DING DONG!

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Thursday, Dec. 13, 8 p.m.: The Anza Club, East Vancouver Thursday, Dec. 20, 8 p.m.: St. James Community Square,Vancouver Tickets are $32.05 regular, $26.90 seniors and $16.55 students. See www. musicaintima.org for details and to buy tickets.

THURSDAY, DEC. 6 Burnaby Neighbourhood House open mic event, 7 to 9 p.m. at the new South Slope community hall, 5024 Rumble St. Performers should arrive at 6:15 p.m. to register (first seven are guaranteed a spot). Open mic from 7 to 8:30, with special guest performers Santa’s Little Helpers from 8:30 to 9 p.m. Cost to attend is by donation, with suggested donation of $4 per person. Proceeds go towards the

renovation and upkeep of the hall. For information, call 604-431-0400 or see www.burnabynh.ca. FRIDAY, DEC. 7 AND SATURDAY, DEC. 8 Hope, Peace, Love at Christmas, a concert by Amabilis Singers, with 8 p.m. concert Friday and 2 p.m. concert Saturday, at New Westminster Christian Reformed Church, 8255 13th Ave., Burnaby. Tickets $25, or $15 for secondary school students, and free for children under 12. Tickets through www. eventbrite.com or 604897-7258. SUNDAY, DEC. 9 Holiday Fun, a concert by the junior and intermediate orchestras of the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra, 2:30 p.m. at Michael J. Fox Theatre, 7373 MacPherson Ave., by donation. Invo: www.vyso.com. THURSDAY, DEC. 13 Cory Weeds and his Little Big Band are onstage at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., 8 p.m. Tickets: tickets. shadboltcentre.org or 604205-3000.





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Treasures of India Gala helps Burnaby Hospital

BUILDING A HEALTHY CITY The Burnaby Hospital Foundation raised $500,000 at its recent Treasures of India Gala event, with the money used towards a new $1.1-million CT scanner. The event, hosted by Todd Talbot (of Love It or List ItVancouver), was held Nov. 16 at the Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre.

It started off with a lead gift of $60,000 from a cohort of hospital physicians, followed by a $25,000 gift from the Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society and $100,000 from local resident William McCarthy. The gala included the presentation of the foundation’s annual awards. For all the details, see www.bnhfoundation.ca.

Longtime Burnaby Hospital Foundation supporter William McCarthy (centre).

MC, and Burnaby boy, Todd Talbot takes a selfie with the entire room as he hosts the evening’s festivities.

Members of the Foundation’s Chinese Ambassador Society. The society received the Burnaby Hospital Foundation’s Keith and Betty Beedie Leadership in Philanthropy Award.

From left, Burnaby city councillor James Wang, Burnaby Hospital Foundation CEO Kristy James, Mayor Mike Hurley, Jennifer Heal and Burnaby-Edmonds MLA Raj Chouhan.

Top left, Burnaby Hospital physicians Dr. Paul Johar and Dr. Jeremy White. At left, Vancity Dance Bhangra performers welcome guests to the Treasurers of India Gala, held Nov. 16 at the Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre. Above right, Burnaby NOW publisher Lara Graham and NOW account representative Kerri Gilmour.

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SFU up for Teddy Bear challenge

When the Simon Fraser University Clan skate out to play the defending B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League champion Trinity Western University Spartans this Friday, they expect a couple of winning moments. First, on the scoreboard when they try to upset the frontrunners. Just as important, however, is their annual Teddy Bear Toss that takes place during the game. Friday’s game will be one where fans get to be major contributors in helping those in need with donations for the Burnaby Community Services Christmas Bureau. Items like teddy bears or pajama donations will be accepted during the game, and can be tossed onto the ice when SFU nets its first goal. Pajamas are a high priority item for children in need, as well as the always-popular teddy bear. The hockey club is also donating a portion of revenue from tickets sold online, as well as hosting a silent auction and offer its share of the 50/50 pot to Burnaby Community Services. The Clan currently sit four points back of the first-place Spartans, who own an impressive 8-1-0 record. In their last meeting,Trinity Western emerged with a 4-1 win despite being outshot 29-25 by SFU. On an Island trip last weekend, the Clan defeated UVic 4-3 thanks to a two-goal game from Mitch Ledyard.They also fell 2-1 to Vancouver Island University, with Graham Smerek counting SFU’s lone goal. SFU features local products Domenic Masellis, one of the squad’s first-year defenceman, and brothers Matt and Nicholas Holowko.The latter leads the Clan in scoring with two goals and nine assists. Trinity Western’s lineup includes Burnaby brothers Jacob Mills, a defenceman who sits sixth in team scoring with two goals and seven assists over 11 games, and netminder Lucas Mills, who has started nine of the team’s 11 games, with a 1.61 goals against average and .941 save percentage. Tickets are available at www.sfuhockey.com ($12 for adult and $8 for children and students) and at the door. CLAN MEN SECURE SECOND AT HUSKY MEET Sophomore Jayden Cole led the Simon Fraser University men’s swim team to a second place result at the Husky Invitational meet last week in Federal Way,Washington. Cole’s win in the 200-yard backstroke proved to be the start of a trend, as teammates Collyn Gagne placed second, Jimmy Zhang third and senior Gabriel Lee came fourth, with just three seconds separating the quartet. Also securing a first-place result was Adrian VanderHelm, who topped the 100-yard freestyle event in a time of 44.51 seconds, while teammate Kiriakos Papaggelis finished sixth. In the 200-yard breaststroke, freshman Antonio Marino touched the deck first, while Andrew Woinoski placed fourth. Rafik Jiwa topped the 200-yard butterfly, edging teammate Amar Fejzic by one second. Woinoski ended up sixth. The SFU women’s squad placed third overall, with freshman Sara Whelan and sophomore Kaleigh Sharkey taking second and third, respectively, separated by just 0.01 of a second. In the 200-yard fly, Jessie Gibson came in second with a time of 2:01.94. Coming in seventh was Erin Lawrance.

NET GAME: St. Thomas More’s Ezawa Malish, centre, puts up a high wall to the Langley Christian attackers, while teammates Giulianna Gaspar and Lauren Boddington, at left, watch during last Thursday’s action at the AA senior girls volleyball championships, hosted by STM. PHOTO CORNELIA NAYLOR

Resilience and redemption for STM Knights rebound after tough semifinal loss to capture provincial bronze Dan Olson


Disappointment would give way to pride as the St.Thomas More Knights’ senior girls volleyball team wrapped up the 2018 season with a win. Winning your last game of the provincial AA championships is always the goal, but when you’re the host as well as a perceived underdog, it’s easy to be overwhelmed. By finishing third overall, the Knights walked off the court not only as fan favourites but as victors in a battle of exhaustion and attrition. They shook off a heartbreaking 3-0 loss to eventual provincial champion Pacific Academy – a setback that was a sweep in name only – and regrouped for a 2-1 win over MEI. It was the squad’s heart on display, prevailing with a resilience that left many family members and fans brushing tears from their eyes.

“We thought about that, how were we going to handle the distractions and all that entails (as tournament hosts),” remarked co-coach Danielle Paloposki. “I don’t know how they handled that pressure, but they were amazing.They came out and played outstanding.” Backed by tremendous support from the STM community of students, staff and family members who shouldered the hosting duties, the team was able to focus on its game-togame tasks. They rolled through the round robin undefeated, beating Sa-Hali, Langley Christian and Prince Charles. The playoffs began with a 3-1 victory over John Barsby, where, after taking the first set, the Knights were handed their first set setback. After that 22-25 knock, they rallied and hammered the Nanaimo opponent 25-2, then locked it up with a 25-19 decision. It lifted the previously No.

3-ranked Knights into the quarterfinal against Pacific Christian, another team that entered the playoffs among the top-10 rated squads. The Knights were in peak shape, peeling off a 3-0 (25-18, 25-20, 25-16) victory to line

To take that medal after coming from behind was amazing. up against No. 2-seed Pacific Academy in the semifinal. The first set was pushed to extra points, with the Knights ahead 24-21 before the Surrey school rallied for a 27-25 win. The second set was nearly as tight, going to Pacific Academy 25-20.They repeated that score in the third set to advance to the final. While STM left the court

heartbroken, Paloposki said it was an immense test that the girls all rose to meet. “Pacific Academy is a very strong team, so we knew we had a battle,” she said. “When we got that late lead I thought we would take it.The girls fought hard but lost a bit of confidence after that.” To beat MEI, another topfive rated program, STM needed to rally from an 11-4 deficit in the deciding set before claiming bronze. “That was a big highlight,” said Paloposki. “To take that medal after coming from behind was amazing.We had players who (against Pacific Academy) weren’t at their best and took it hard, feeling they’d let the team down. “This isn’t a team that lost often, so to be able to pull together one last time and work together was incredible.” Receiving first and second team all-star honours were Continued on page 40

Steelers answer tough loss with shutout

The ebb and flow of the Grandview Steelers’ season continues. Within the span of 24 hours, the Pacific Junior B Hockey League club dropped a tough loss to the expansion White Rock Whalers and blanked the perennial powerhouse Abbotsford Pilots 2-0. On any given day in the junior loop, anyone can skate off a winner – well, anyone

but winless Surrey, that is. In Grandview’s victory, the home team took a 1-0 lead midway through the first on Anthony Benevoli’s unassisted effort. With 4:35 left in the game, Jack Hamilton counted the game’s final goal. Picking up the shutout was Cale Dolan with 23 saves. Against the Whalers, the Steelers surged

ahead 3-2 after surrendering the first two goals. But White Rock replied with two unanswered tallies in the third, cashing in the winner with 2:53 remaining. Scoring for Grandview were Max Daerendinger, newcomer Tristyn Olson and Hamilton. They host Ridge Meadows on Sunday, 7:15 p.m. at the Burnaby Winter Club.

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Seven local paddlers make provincial squad

Canoe Kayak B.C. unveiled a provincial team this week that reflects provincial and national success in sprints and slalom. The 38-athlete roster includes national sprint team member Brian Malfesi and a national slalom team of Austin Atkins, Finley Capstick and Jacob Kryworuchko. A big portion of the club hails from the Burnaby Lake-based club. Burnaby’s ranks to the provincial lineup features seven athletes: Mika Asano (level 4), Alex Brent (level 3), Edward Colhoun (level 3), Matthew Koehler (level 3), Ivan Strashenko (level 3) and sisters Katrina (level 2) and Samantha Loutet (level 1). Asano, Colhoun, Strashenko and the Loutets are repeat selections, having earned the honour a year ago.

SQUEEZE PLAY: A Burnaby Devils checker, at right, pressures New Westminster’s Colin Brooks during a recent under-15 boys field lacrosse game at Queen’s Park. Burnaby would emerge with a 15-3 victory, and currently sit with an unblemished 8-0-0 record PHOTO JENNIFER GAUTHIER

A sizzler by Swant

Sophie Swant swiped a careerhigh 26 points to lead the SFU women’s basketball team to a 8174 victory over Montana State University Billings last week.

A senior, Swant counted 13 points in the first quarter as the Clan downed last year’s conference champion. Chipping in with 13 points was Jessica Jones.

They are coached by Burnaby Lake newcomer Piotr Majewski. “The selection of the 2018-19 provincial team caps a very successful competitive season for our paddlers,” said provincial coach Blake Dalton. “Our sprint and slalom athletes had unprecedented success at their national championships and that is reflected on this provincial team.” The CKBC performance program recognizes and supports athletes who have a potential to make junior, under-23 and senior development and national teams.They have also shown a commitment to training. The team members and their coaches receive sport science resources, participation in training camps and support for various regattas, trials and championships.

Knights rally to net bronze Continued from page 39 Grade 12s Lauren Boddington and Sienna Mastromonaco, respectively. Along with the graduating foursome, which includes Mia Malinowski and Francesca Sandini, Paloposki noted the stellar contributions of Grade 10 middles Ezawa Malish and Sophie

Sutherland. Malish was a force at the net, while Sutherland delivered from the service line. “We’ll be missing some key players (that graduate),” Paloposki said. “Everyone contributed and showed very strong competitive spirit.”


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Landlords the winners as Metro Vancouver housing sales slump With a near freefall in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia housing sales are set to plunge 23 per cent this year, according to the BC Real Estate Association (BCREA), and the projected 2019 recovery will be led by centres outside of the Lower Mainland, particularly in the Kamloops region and the north. In Metro Vancouver, the real winners in 2019 will be existing residential landlords who can expect high demand, less competition and low vacancy rates, based on Western Investor’s analysis for its annual residential investment outlook. Despite the drop in Lower Mainland housing sales this year, home prices remain the highest in Canada while rising mortgage rates will also help to keep buyers sidelined. As of October there were more than 20,000 homes for sale through the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) and the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board, up 42 per cent from a year earlier. Yet the composite benchmark home price in the Lower Mainland is $995,000 – nearly twice as high as the national average and up 2.9 per cent from October 2017, according to the REBGV.

The BCREA is forecasting that, after falling to 80,000 sales this year, total residential transactions through provincial real estate boards will increase 12 per cent in 2019 to 89,500 units. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC) is expecting that the composite average home price in the Vancouver Metropolitan Area will decline 9.8 per cent by 2019 and 14 per cent by 2020. METRO CONDO OUTLOOK Meanwhile, pre-sales of new condominiums are falling and expected to slow further because of the increase in the B.C. foreign buyer tax and onerous regulations for investors under B.C.’s new Condo and Strata Assignment Integrity Register. “We will not allow real estate speculators and tax frauds to take advantage of loopholes in the system any longer, and this register sends a clear message. The days of avoiding taxes through condo flipping are over,” said toughtalking finance minister Carole James. Effective January 1, 2019, developers who pre-sell condos must provide the terms of the assignment and the name and social insurance number or business information

of the parties to the assignment and report it all to the online register, which forwards the information to the Canada Revenue Agency. Pre-sales of condos – a primary source of new rentals – in Metro Vancouver had already fallen 40 per cent from January to June of this year, according to MLA Canada. Condo developers rely on pre-sales to acquire construction financing, so a drop in buyers could lead to the cancellation of new projects. CMHC’s best-case scenario is that starts of multifamily units in the Metro Vancouver region will fall from 30,900 units this year to 26,800 in 2019 and then decline to 24,900 in 2020. The confluence of rising mortgage rates, high home prices and a potential condo construction slump could benefit existing landlords, despite a government push to build affordable rentals. According to CMHC, the current Metro region rental vacancy rate of 1 per cent would rise almost imperceptibly to 1.3 per cent over each of the next two years but the average rent for a one-bedroom apartment will increase 16 per cent to $1,400 per month by 2020.


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