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ecretary treasurer Mark Lee is not the only person to have left the Abbotsford School District’s financial department within the past year and a half. Lee replaced the district’s former secretary treasurer, George Murray, who left the post on Dec. 31, 2008, after being on the job for eight and a half years.

“It’s a complex and diverse porfolio. There’s a lot of pressure from the funding side, from the taxpayer side – the public sector is not a cake walk anymore.” – George Murray former secretary treasurer

Lee started his job as secretary-treasurer with the school district August 1, 2009, and last week, the district announced his departure. Last year, the district’s director of finance Gordon Swanson also left his job. Murray, now the director of finance with Fraser Valley Regional District, said the school district post he held is challenging. The position includes not only managing a multi-million dollar budget – Abbotsford School District’s is close to $160

million for the 2010-2011 year – but also includes operations, human resources, transportation, payroll, purchasing and other areas, he said. “It’s a complex and diverse portfolio. There’s a lot of pressure from the funding side, from the taxpayer side – the public sector is not a cake walk anymore,” Murray said from Chilliwack on Monday. He added there were no “untoward” reasons why he left the job to take another closer to his Chilliwack home. “It was nice to get off the freeway. Now it’s a 10-minute drive [to work],” he said. Lee, too, said in an e-mail there was nothing “untoward” in his departure, but had no further comment. He returns to Trinity Western University this fall as an adjunct professor to teach three courses in TWU’s school of business, as he did in the 2009-10 school year. As to why Lee and Swanson left, neither the Abbotsford school district administration nor the board of education is saying if the two left their jobs of their own accord, or were asked to leave, or if they received severance payouts. School district spokesman Dave Stephen cited privacy considerations. “ We would not discuss labour/personnel matters due to employee-employer confidentiality, as well as out of respect for those involved,” he wrote in an e-mail on Monday.

– RAFE ARNOTT/TIMES

Anika Bush and mom Vanessa Fleury enjoyed some recent sunshine by cooling off in the fountain outside Abbotsford City Hall. Environment Canada is calling for a mixture of sun, clouds and rain over the weekend with highs to 18 C and lows of 11 C.

Con Air takes off in Abbotsford Flight risk: cost negligible considering consequences RAFE ARNOTT RArnott@abbotsfordtimes.com

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Const. Ian MacDonald said, adding the two men being flown out have extensive police histories. “One is listed as a B.C. high-risk violent offender and is currently wanted out of Edmonton for 11 offences,” MacDonald said. The Vancouver Police Department initiated the program in B.C. in January 2008 after sending back Michael Brennan, a London, Ont. man wanted for assault and bodily harm with a weapon. While the APD prides itself on being an innovator, MacDonald said the department does borrow ideas on occasion. “If someone else out there in law enforcement has a good idea, certainly we’re not adverse to stealing or adopting that idea if it’s working,” he said. see FLIGHTS, page A8

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n elderly Mission man was sent to hospital with minor injuries after he passed out while driving and smashed his Honda Fit into a house Wednesday morning, the RCMP reported. The accident occurred around 7:45 a.m. in the 33000 block of 14th Avenue in Mission, when an 81-year-old man suffered a hypoglycemic attack and lost consciousness, said RCMP Cpl. Raina Siou. “He veered off the road and drove into a house. The house has structural damage and the vehicle couldn’t be removed at that time because the home would fall over,” Siou said. Engineers had been contacted to further assess and to recommend procedures to remove the vehicle, she said. Residents of the home, a mother and her children, were shocked by the impact, and in the confusion, lost track of their two cats, which officers had to retrieve from the damaged structure, Siou said. “The mother and her children are all safe and sound, no one was injured. “There’s two cats that are dear to the family and they didn’t want to leave until they knew the cats were secure.” It took awhile, according to Siou, to locate the frightened felines. “The officer is a cat lover, so she spent a bit of time tracking down the pets.” Mounties said no charges are being recommended at this time.

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Kim Hay walks with six-year-old Kaden Danyliuk and daughter Zoey Danyliuk on Bradner Road in Abbotsford, where Kaden will walk to and from Aberdeen elementary.

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t may not be uphill and in the snow both ways, but the 3.5kilometre walk to school that six-year-old Kaden Danyliuk will have to embark upon this September certainly has its perils. Last week, Kaden’s mother, Kim Hay, found out that because they live within four kilometres of Aberdeen elementary school, her son will have to walk or pay $300 per year to apply for a seat on his old school bus. Even then, the “courtesy rider” seat is not guaranteed. And while walking seven kilometres every day for school might be an overly ambitious aim for any soonto-be second-grader, in Kaden’s neck of the woods it’s downright dangerous. “We live out by the Abbotsford air-

port where it’s all farmland,” said Hay, who runs the Silverbrook UCatch Rainbow Trout Farm on her Bradner Road property. “There’s no sidewalk for him to walk on. There’s no curb even for him to walk on. I live at the gravel pits so there’s always lots of gravel trucks coming up and down the road so it’s not safe for kids.” Much of Bradner Road doesn’t even have divided lanes or proper shoulders, Hay said. But the Abbotsford school district recently decided that students from kindergarten to Grade 5 who live within four kilometres of school are expected to walk, apply for a courtesy seat or provide their own transportation to and from school. For Abbotsford students in Grades 6 to 12, that “no ride” zone is now in line with the Ministry of Education’s standard of 4.8 kilometres. The district’s decision to expand its no-pickup zone is not unique. Other school districts, including Chilliwack and West Vancouver, implemented similar cost-saving measures this past year in efforts to ease tightening budget constraints. Unlike West Van-

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“It’s the cost of getting in the game. “If your kids are going to be on a social networking site, then you 100 per cent should be a friend of theirs, so you can see who they are befriending, but better yet, you should have full access to their profile pictures, etc.”

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and jumped the curb to avoid colliding examining the debris field along Monwith oncoming traffic, and struck the trose told the Abbotsford-Mission lamppost in an effort to slow down his Times the fact no one was injured in the accident was a miracle vehicle. in itself. The driver declined “If it wasn’t for [this drito give his name at the “If it wasn’t for [this crash scene, saying driver’s] quick thinking ver’s] quick thinking and experience behind the only, “It happened so and experience behind wheel, this could have fast.” been a very different sceAbbotsford police the wheel, this could ne,” the officer said. No said property damages one was sitting at the bus are estimated in excess have been a very difbench, or walking along of $5,000. They are not ferent scene.” the northeast side of Monrecommending chartrose at the time of the ges pending a mecha– APD officer on scene incident. The driver’s 17nical examination of year-old daughter was also the vehicle, Const. Ian with him in the SUV at the MacDonald said. time and sustained no injuries. “It’s still under investigation.” “We’ve received his version of events, as well as some witness accounts,” ◗ To see a photo of the crash site, visit MacDonald said. One patrol officer www.abbotsfordtimes.com.

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Important Notice for 2010-11School Bus Riders Families requiring school bus transportation for the 2010/11 school year must submit a completed registration form ( available at all schools, the Board of Education office and online). If you have not yet registered for bussing you must do so by June 25, 2010. Planning for 2010/11 bus routes is currently underway and will be based on the registrations received. Registration forms and further information regarding bus pass rates are available online at wwww.mpsd.ca. The Bus Service information icon is located at the top of the right hand side bar on the homepage. WHEN AND WHERE TO REGISTER ✔ Board of Education office located at 33046 Fourth Avenue (cash, cheque, debit and credit cards are accepted) – JEAN KONDA-WITTE/TIMES

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n the immortal words of Richard Nixon, “I am not a crook.” (You can imagine me here with my head hunched between my shoulders, brows furrowed and sweaty upper lip quivering into the camera, as I waggle middle and index fingers on both hands in dual gestures of “peace.”) But I have a confession to make, nonetheless: I’ve been stealing coffee grounds from the office. Worse still, I got caught. Okay, it wasn’t as heinous a crime as you might be thinking. I wasn’t stealing “ground coffee” so I could take it home to make illicit brew. I was swiping “coffee grounds” – the crud left in the filter after the perker is done perking. I wasn’t committing any crime by saving perfectly good organic matter from the office kitchenette garbage can. On the contrary, I was saving the grounds from a boring and vapid future in a landfill, giving them instead a useful and important environmental role within the scenic setting of my back yard. Now, although I was doing nothing wrong, you understand, I also wasn’t really keen on getting caught spiriting them away, and becoming known among the office whis-

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Odd thoughts pers as “the weird guy in the corner office who collects used coffee grounds.” But my real reason for secrecy was that I didn’t want to have to explain myself and my actions. I didn’t want everyone to discover my secret, as I feared that would open the door to others to start hoarding coffee grounds for themselves, thus limiting the available supply for me to tap into. You see, I figure I’m going to need about two gallons of used (the fresh ones won’t do) coffee grounds this year. They’re for my carrots. I can’t remember who first told me, but somewhere in my past, I was told that old coffee grounds are effective in fending off carrot flies. Those who keep vegetable gardens hereabouts – especially those who try to do so without dosing their future table fare with an array of deadly poisons – will have cringed at the mere mention of those dastardly little pests.

It’s not the flies that are the problem, technically, but their eggs, which turn into maggots, which crawl around inside the carrot root, creating little tunnels that blacken and hasten rot. Once the flies have laid their eggs, there’s nothing to be done – the maggots will hatch, and the carrots are lost. Carrot fly maggots can destroy an entire row of healthy carrots in days. So the trick is to keep the flies away from the carrots – and that’s where the coffee grounds come in: carrot flies do not like coffee (too bad, Starbuck’s and Timmy’s, you’ll have to expand your market elsewhere). Indeed, carrot flies despise coffee so much that it will deter them from approaching even their favourite egg-laying places. Or so I was told. And it seems to work. The carrots seem to like the coffee and put more effort into growing big and strong and delicious – for which I reward them by throwing them, live, into a pot of boiling water at the end of the season! ■ Bob Groeneveld is the editor of the Langley Advance. Visit his blog, Editor’s Notes, at http://tiny. cc/v7b94.

or weeks now, images of the Gulf of Mexico’s oil-slicked herons have inundated our daily news. The environmental nightmare unfolding south of the border has horrified Canadians, but it has not been enough, it seems, to move us to action in our own backyard Two weeks ago, in the face of one of worst ecological disasters in decades, it came to light that the Harper government has loosened regulations on offshore drilling on Canada’s East Coast. While previous rules required companies to develop emergency plans – including details of relief well drillIt may seem ing – the new guidelines, which counterintuitive, came into effect but the most in December, remove specific valuable thing requirements and replace them with we can do in broad environresponse to the mental protection Deep Horizon “goals.” Yet, it is very likely it will disaster is to turn be a relief well away from it. that will finally stem the flow of crude in the gulf. When news of the change hit the headlines, Canadians took little notice; it was little more than a minor distraction from the real show to our south. But in reality, short of plugging the well ourselves or reorganizing the chaotic American response to the spill, there is little we can do to help. It is within our power, however, is to prevent the same horror from erupting in our own waters. To do so, Canadians must pressure their leaders to tighten regulations here, to force oil companies to prove they have foolproof safeguards against a similar leak. It may seem counterintuitive, but the most valuable thing we can do in response to the Deep Horizon disaster is to turn away from it.

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◗ Your view This week’s question: Should Abbotsford’s board of education explain why they lost secretary-treasurer Mark Lee a week after the budget, and only 10 months after his hiring? a.] No – their relationship with staff is none of our business. b.] Yes – a huge amount of taxpayer money is involved. c.] They should but they won’t. This board hides too much.

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Mission fees aren’t making sense Editor, the Times:

I am writing in regards to the price increase of gym rentals in Mission. Many people are not aware that any organization or team that wishes to have use of a gym in a school, there is a fee. Currently, the rate is $2 per hour. Along with that we must be able to produce liability insurance of $2 million. To have use of a gym on the weekends, the rate is $6/hr. The only gym available for this is the Heritage Park Community Gym. The District of Mission has decided to make some increases to help cover a deficit they have incurred. One of their resolutions: increase the rate of gym rentals. Unfortunately, most of the people renting the gyms at this time are nonprofit teams/organizations. Most of those are programs for children and youth. I am one of the coaches of the Mission Thunderstompers, Mission’s only jump rope team. Many of your children have seen us perform at their school recently and many more people have seen us at community events such as the Canada Day Celebration at Heritage Park. We assist in the promotion of Jump Rope for Heart and compete at various tournaments. We just finished competing at the provincials in Victoria and eight of our

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members have qualified and competed at the nationals in Ottawa in May. Our members range from kindergarten to high school graduates. Because we are not sponsored by any one school or the Mission School District, we must pay for the use of our gym time (about $650/year). Here in lies the problem. The District of Mission has decided that we should help pay for their deficit. The rental rate of the gym will be increased from $2/hour to $20/hour. This will increase our yearly rental fees from $600 to $6,000 per year! This increase will potentially shut down our program, that encourages our youth to stay healthy, stay fit, and stay involved. Two independent reports from separate regions in Canada indicate that the prevalence of obesity in children aged 2 to 5 years is between eight and 11 per cent. National data show that 15.2 per cent of two- to fiveyear-old children are overweight, and 6.3 per cent are obese. There are many other benefits to this program.

These kids will gain self confidence and strength. It gives them somewhere to go so that they make better choices in life. I think that is disgraceful and a huge disappointment that the District of Mission feels they should fix their spending habits by penalizing programs for our youth. We have kids from almost every school in the district (with more kids every year wanting to join) and practice from September to June. I truly hope that the District of Mission reconsiders its decision to increase the cost of gym rental, if for the nothing else, the youth and future of our community. Nancy Maclean Mission

Have faith in those we have elected Editor, the Times:

In your article, Our View, We need to know more (Times, June 11) there were several comments made which I feel are not fair to our elected board of education. Some of them are:

“may think it can operate like a private enterprise. Did Lee quit? Was the board unhappy with decisions he made regarding district funds? The board should put a halt to self importance and secrecy.” There were several other comments made and questions asked. The board holds public meetings where there is an opportunity to ask questions regarding agenda items. Written questions can be submitted to the board in writing a few days prior to a scheduled meeting. This could also include a request for an opportunity to appear before the board. At most public meetings the number of public attending can be counted on two hands. An elected public body is answerable to the public, but there some types of information that must be kept confidential for privacy or legal reasons. We elect public bodies to act on our behalf. Even if we sometimes disagree with them, they deserve our support. The board must be accountable first to the student, tax payer, then the employee. Serving on public bodies is a thankless task. Elected officials must be accountabe, but they must also have our support and where required, our input. Eric Myrholm Abbotsford

DFO finally catches on to salmon problem Editor, the Times:

Finally, it seems that (the Department of Fisheries and Oceans) is taking note of the alarming reduction of wild salmon in our waters. Year after year, the predictions of the number of salmon that would be returning were only about one tenth the amount and I wondered, when are they going to do something about this coming disaster? Unfortunately all the many issues the DFO inquiry has on the table will deflect anything positive being done for years, and when the inquiry is over, so may fishing for wild salmon. Why doesn’t the DFO concentrate on issues which we already know can be detrimental to salmon and other ocean creatures, like clamping down on any industrial or other polluters dumping toxic wastes into the ocean, Fraser River and into creeks leading there? Legislation and major fines should be put into effect immediately, also for illegal fishery, which would help pay for the extra staff needed to patrol areas involved. We also need to conentrate on polluters already on the waters, like ships that dump their wastes before docking.

Another large problem is clear-cut logging, particularly on hillsides, which allows debris to quickly fall into creeks and rivers instead of being able to decompose on site, and also destroys natural habitat for other wild creatures. The current disaster of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is an example of what one incident can do to an entire fishing industry, when obvious safety measures are not enforced. One wonders what results will manifest themselves to wildlife and later when run-offs will carry residues into close-by waterways, if wholesale spraying for pests is allowed as applied for by SRY Rail Link to spray pesticides from Hope, Chilliwack and areas in the Fraser Valley along rail lines. If there is the sincere will to do so, legislated safety requirements can be put in place quickly, along with severe consequences for those who continue in destructive practises. So, a message to those in charge: please stop wasting time in semantics, and take positve action before we destroy another vital food source. Discussions and investigations can continue later to address further issues. Lila Rauh Mission

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y dad is a real meat & baste the inside of the chicken as potatoes kind of guy, and it evaporates from the can. This doesn’t stray from this produces a very juicy and flavourbeaten path very often. ful chicken and is sure to be a Although he appreciates good popular item with dad. food and has a palette accepting Another great idea for the barof spiciness, he usually doesn’t like becue is corn on the cob. Most anything too fancy or extraordipeople boil cobbed corn, but how nary. much flavour does water have? Many dads fall into this category Zero. and thus I dedicate this column to A better way is to have them them and the loved ones who cook steam in their own juices directly for them. on the grates of the grill. The way Being a dad to prepare this myself, I immediflavourful corn is ately think of barvery simple and Closing the lid of the becued food when provides a fantasit comes to Father’s tic presentation. barbecue will allow the Day. Remove as Instead of grilling chicken to roast and have much of the silk up the same old as possible while the moisture of the beer cookout fare like keeping the husks hamburgers and of the corn in tact. baste the inside of the hotdogs, allow me Soak the ears of to give you some corn for at least chicken as it evaporates one hour in a pot refreshing ideas to from the can. This proof water to help add some variety prevent them to your celebration. duces a very juicy and from drying out. A very popular flavourful chicken and is recipe for beer Remove from the water and chicken has been sure to be a popular item place them circulating for a while now. It directly on the with dad. involves standing a preheated grill of seasoned chicken the barbecue. over an open can With the ears of beer. in tact, the cobs of corn will now Closing the lid of the barbecue steam in their own husks which will allow the chicken to roast will get somewhat charred, adding and have the moisture of the beer a smoky flavour. Depending on

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On cooking the temperature of your barbecue, this will take approximately 10 to 20 minutes (remember to rotate them). For the best presentation, pull back the husks but keep them attached. An optional mixture of softened butter seasoned with salt, pepper, and chili powder will add an extra kick of flavour and colour. One of my most favourite barbecue side dishes is grilled red onion. With the help of a marinade, slices of this sweet onion variety get caramelized and sugary on the grill. A simple marinade of soy sauce and liquid honey will work wonders for you. Simply slice the red onions into one to two cm thick slices and insert two skewers per slice to keep them from falling apart into onion rings. Mix the marinade and soak the slices for one to 12 hours, turning occasionally. Preheat the barbecue and grill on each side until caramelized. Season with

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Abbotsford’s Jennifer Kumar and her sister Natalie Phillips, with sunglasses, took part in the B.C. Lung Association’s scavenger race on Saturday in Vancouver, in support of lung health.

b b o t s f o rd’s Je n n i f e r Kumar and her sister Natalie Phillips were among the 400-plus contestants testing their wits in the B.C. Lung Association’s newest fundraiser on June 5. The Rush: Race & Urban Scavenger Hunt was a gruelling – but fun – sixhour Amazing Race-style

event in which ‘rushers’ had to complete 10 checkpoint challenges scattered around central Vancouver. “We may not have won a trip around the world, but we know we made grandma proud – and man did we laugh! They asked us to do the zaniest things,” said Kumar. Those things included singing with a stranger they found on the street, com-

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He r g ra n d m o t h e r h a d helped her dad raise Kumar and her four siblings. see SISTERS, page A18

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Love & support from Mountain Park Strongly believe good things are ahead for St. Matthew’s Church An open letter to the people of St Matthew’s Anglican Church from the leadership of Mountain Park Community Church . . .

The following is a letter of support from Mountain Park Community Church to Saint Matthews Anglican Church: To our brothers and sisters in Christ at St Matthew’s Anglican Church, Please know that the Mountain Park Community Church continues to stand with you as you go through these difficult times. As our brothers and sisters in Christ, we support you and continue to pray for you in the midst of uncertainty regarding your future worship space. We respect the principled stand you took two years ago when you decisively voted to

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stand on the authority of scripteaching of the church as it has ture in spite of the attendant been understood and taught consequences. throughout Christian history, Your grace under fire, your and for the life-transformindomitable spirit, and your joy ing good news of Jesus Christ, in the midst of suffering are an know that we stand shoulder inspiration to all to shoulder with of us. you. We are deeply Like our city “Abbotsford has been saddened by the and country, our – and continues to be – unnecessary illchurch commutreatment you nity is enriched blessed by St Matthew’s have suffered as by diversity faithful ministry through a result, and are – with different grieved that your histories and the years. We deeply stand might cost distinctives. value and are very grateyou the building However, as a you have built, church, we are ful for your contribution paid for, worunited by one to our community.” shipped in and common faith maintained for that demands many years. we order our As you stand for truth, the lives according to the clear authority of God’s unchanging teaching of God’s holy word as word set out in the Bible, the it has been understood since

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We have a no pressure attitude so that people can interact with others, hang around the fringes in curiosity, enter in with gusto, ask for prayer, worship in intimacy – simply come and go according to each one’s comfort zone and zeal. Our hope is that you would feel to blend in as a part of what is happening at Connect Church and share your own unique self to actively contribute in our movement to enrich our own gatherings and to self sacrifice in helping to introduce God’s love into broken lives around us. Connect Church is led by a Pastoral Team consisting of Blake & Adrienne Joiner and Sean & Jamie Sabourin. We meet in the gymnasium at the Secondary Campus of Abbotsford Christian School every Sunday morning at 10:00 am. There is a coffee time beginning a t 9:30 am and again following the service.

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the beginning of the Christian church. Abbotsford has been – and continues to be – blessed by St Matthew’s faithful ministry through the years. We deeply value and are very grateful for your contribution to our community. We believe that God has amazing things in store for St Matthew’s and that He will use this adversity to grow and prosper your ministry for your good and His glory – regardless of the building you worship in and carry out your ministry from. Know that we as a sister congregation in Abbotsford support you, and are praying for you, as you continue to stand for the truth of God’s word and seek justice, and not eviction, from your church by the courts.

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2575 Gladwin Road, Abbotsford 604-853-0757 www.sevenoaks.org

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PRESBYTERIAN LIFE Calvin NEW Church

PENTECOSTAL A mainstream church with an evangelical heart CHURCH 2597 Bourquin Crescent East 33668 McDougall Street Phone:Abbotsford 604-859-6902 604-859-0039 Pastor: Hans Kouwenberg

KidsSchool Connect: Sunday & Sarah Smith YouthBible Connect: Allan Adult ClassesKatherine . . . . 10:30 am Evangelistical Service . . 11:30 am WORSHIP SERVICES Thursday Bible Study . . .7:00 pm 9:15 am D. & 11:00 am Pastor: Rideout Come as you are!

604-850-7579

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617 McKenzie Road Abbotsford (South of Vye Road)

Church of God in Christ, Mennonite

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Corner of Ross & Downes Rd.

2029 Ware St. at Marshall 604-859-5409

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THE TIMES FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 2010 ❘

Drawing closer to God

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ne day when I was at the gym, I met one of my fitness trainers that I haven’t seen for a while. He told me about his car accident six months previously and all the implications that he experienced – he actually died and came back to life! He shared with me how that experience changed his life. He said he practises a lot of yoga and meditation now and has new friends. I told him God has a plan for his life and that it wasn’t his time to go yet. He mentioned that he is not into religion. I told him I’m not either – the plan for his life is about a relationship with God. Afterwards as I pondered

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our conversation, I realized how many people are deceived in thinking that to be close to God you must be religious. The definition of religion is based on a set of rules, a demonstrating of outward purity. There’s nothing wrong with following ethical rules, but are they based on legalism or on a love for God? The good news is that because Jesus Christ rose from the dead and He is alive, we can have a relationship with Him. Other religions serve a dead god, yet our God is alive. Even so, believing in God is not enough. The demons believe in God and tremble. Living a life surrendered to Him and allowing Him to be

ANGLICAN St. Matthew’s Anglican Church

Anglican Network in Canada (corner of Marshall Rd. & Guilford Dr.)

Sundays

Traditional Holy Communion 8:30 am Contemporary Family Eucharist 10:15 am Wednesdays Holy Communion 10:00 am

604-853-2416

CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH Come and join us for worship

LIVING HOPE CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH 34631 Old Clayburn Road 604-853-6151

Rev. Colin VanderPloeg Youth Director: Adam VanDop Sunday Services: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday School: 10:30 am (Nursery provided) Weekly activities for all Everyone welcome

MENNONITE BRETHREN

ALICE MARYNIUK

Above and beyond a part of all our decisions is what brings true joy. Psalm 24:3-4 tells us that those who have holy hearts and lives can draw near to God. “Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart.” In Matthew 5:8 Jesus said, “Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.” Being close to God

TRADITIONAL ANGLICAN ST. MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS

Invites you to worship according to the Book of Common Prayer

Abbotsford Seniors Assoc. Drop-In Centre 2631 Cyril Street (between Old Yale & George Ferguson)

COMMUNITY CHURCH

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859-9937

Weekly activities for students and children as scheduled.

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Ray: 604-807-7470 David: 778-878-1189 Patrick: 778-908-9824

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Meeting at: Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts 36232 Lower Sumas Mtn. Rd.

Worship Director - Andrew Jager

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CLEARBROOK MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH Phone: 604-850-6607 9:45 am German Worship Service and Sunday School 11:00 am Family Worship Service 7:00 pm Evening Service 10:00 am Wednesday Bible Study German/English “We preach Christ crucified and risen” 1 Cor. 2-3; 1 Cor. 15-20

3160 Ross Road, Abbotsford (1 block north of Fraser Highway)

Phone: 604-856-2024 SUNDAY MORNING SERVICES 9:00 AM & 10:45 AM “KIDS PROGRAM DURING BOTH SERVICES” ALL ARE WELCOME!

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2631Cyril Street (off Essendene)

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Meeting at 2393 West Railway Street 604.864.ACTK www.actk.ca Senior Pastor - Justin Manzey

Lead Pastor - Warren Schatz

2719 Clearbrook Road

Sunday Worship Services

COMMUNITY CHURCH Community Church

(Corner of Clearbrook & Old Yale Roads)

8:45 am 11:15 am 11:15 am 10:00 am

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Worship Service - 10:15 am & Children’s Ministry

Central Valley

5781 Riverside Street The Rev’d Michael Shier 604-951-3733 Info.: 604-856-6902

The Anglican Catholic Church of Canada part of the worldwide Traditional Anglican Communion

www.Resurrectionlife.bc.ca resurrectionlifechurch@shaw.ca

He is not here...He is risen

Community Church 35190 Delair Road Abbotsford, BC 604-556-7000 Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Kids Time for age 2½ to 11 Nursery for under age 2½ Evening Service 6:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome

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of Thinking for a Change - How to transform your life by transforming your thoughts.

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Matsqui Lutheran Church-Matsqui Village

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AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM Saturday, June 19th @ 7:00 pm

Meeting at Abbotsford Christian School | Secondary Campus 35011 Old Clayburn Rd. Sunday Service: 10:00 AM Connections Groups: Wednesdays @ 7:30 PM Thursdays @ 7:00 PM Pastoral Team: Blake & Adrienne Joiner Sean & Jamie Sabourin 778-808-9684 www.connectchurch.ca connect with God | connect with people

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Sunday 10:30 am Praise & Worship Service Evening Service 7:00 pm

Pastor: Dr. David Rathnam

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seen by him and make Myself real to him.” Isn’t that what we desire? Jeremiah 9:24 says, “Let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows Me, personally, practically, directly recognizing My character.” There is a difference in knowing God and knowing about Him. I know about Stephen Harper but I don’t know him. If we really desire a closer relationship with God, we must realize that it comes only through surrender to Him, not through religion. Allow the Lord to bring your heart closer to Him. We need to take advantage of what James 5:8 says, that when we draw close to God, He will draw close to us.

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HOLY COMMUNION 12:30 PM

Sermons available on website: www.stmatthewsanglicanchurch.com

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involves having a heart that desires to know Him. In Matthew 7:22-23 Jesus says, “Many will say to me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’” We need to take our masks off and be real with God and ourselves. We must make ourselves known to God. I understand all too well how our hearts can get dry and crusty towards the Lord. I remember a time when I knew what it was like to hear one more sermon about God’s amazing grace, sing one more song about

the wondrous cross, go through one more communion service – and be strangely unstirred by the whole thing. I needed a greater sense of my need for God. I began to sob, feeling myself to be a sinner desperately in need of God’s mercy, and crying out to be freshly washed with the blood of Jesus. We need to repent and be restored. No amount of striving or self-effort can bring us close to God. Only Christ can make us holy. As we turn our eyes towards Him, we will begin to desire Him – His beauty and His righteousness, and we will be transformed into His likeness. John 14:21 tells us that the one who keeps God’s commandments is the one who loves Him and to that person He will reveal Himself. The Amplified version says, “I will let Myself be clearly

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BAPTIST

Baptist Church

33393 Old Yale Rd., Abbotsford

(3 blocks east of White Spot) 604-850-3204 Traditional Services Sunday School. . . .10:00 am Morning Worship . .11:00 am Evening Worship . . 6:30 pm Wed. Bible Study & Childrens Club 7:00 pm

immanuelfellowship.ca 2950 Blue Jay Street, Abbotsford, BC

COMMUNITY CHURCH

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Family Church . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:30 am Generation Kids during Service Generation Youth . . . . . . . Tues. 6:30 pm Revolution (personal equipping). . . Wed. 7:00 pm Surge (Young Adults) . . . . . Sat. 7:00 pm Pastor Nelson Stratulat Pastor David Steunenberg

9:00 & 10:45 am Worship and Children’s Church Youth, Adult, Children’s Ministries, Celebrate Recovery & more. Everyone Welcome

604-852-4746

3300 Mount Lehman Road, Abbotsford

Worship Services 10 am and 5 pm

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Pastor E. Moerdyk Everyone Welcome!

Info: 604-850-1350

604-755-8726

PENTECOSTAL

PENTECOSTAL NEW LIFE PENTECOSTAL CHURCH

33668 McDougall Street Abbotsford 604-859-0039

10:30 am Sunday services (10:15 am coffee & tea bar) Meeting at

Sunday School & Adult Bible Classes . . . . 10:30 am Evangelistical Service . . 11:30 am Thursday Bible Study . . .7:00 pm

Abbotsford Traditional Middle School 2272 Windsor St. Abbotsford

604-746-4411

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Women currently living at the House of Angels recovery house, from left, Miranda M., 20, Kelly, 33 and Miranda B.,19, watch for visitors at the official open house in Abbotsford on Saturday.

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NEWS

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ABBOTSFORD’S MOST WANTED The Abbotsford Police Department has warrants attached to these individuals that were outstanding as of 10 a.m. Thursday. If anyone has information on the whereabouts of these individuals, call the detachment at 604-859-5225 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

SATURDAY JUNE 19 Matthew Bouwknecht

26 years old Driving while disqualified APD File#: 10-9517

Christopher Coombs

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24 years old Break and enter APD File#: 07-4518

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Job fair

Hoping for $100k by July 9 SISTERS, from page A13 When the matriarch succumbed to a lung infection two years ago, it was a huge blow to the family, she said. Kumar immersed herself in running to cope with her grief, and has taken part in several charity runs, including the Run for Water, where she finished in the top 10 in her age category. Phillips, too, has taken part in charity cycling events, so when the B.C. Lung Association race and scavenger hunt came up, it was a natural for the sisters to take part. Kumar, 25, collected donations from clients at Picasso’s, where she is a hair stylist, together the sisters raised more than $250. They’ll be back for the race next year, she said. “We know it’s something [our grandmother] would get a kick out of, and would want to raise money for,” she said. So far, the B.C. Lung Association’s first scavenger race has raised more than $85,000 to help fight lung disease. Organizers hope to surpass the $100,000 mark by the fundraising deadline of July 9. Learn more about the B.C. Lung Association’s RUSH: Race and Urban Scavenger Hunt at www.rushvancouver.com or call the BC Lung Association office at 1-800-665-5864.

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In the business of success ANGELS, from page A16 To date, 41 women aged 18 and over, have gone through the program, which Declare admitted is difficult at best. “The girls are forced to look at the things they ran away from,” he said. Miranda, 20, has been living at the house for two months and loves it. “It’s God based . . . [and] very homey,” she said. “[But] it’s like a treatment centre and they teach us lots of core stuff [such as] the 12 steps of AA. I’ve learned a lot.” The house can accommodate nine women and one staffer, and the length of stay is four months, although women can stay on longer if the need is there. “We’re in the business of looking at success,” said Declare. “We’re trying to make a difference, like the spokes on a wheel, one person at a time.”

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AUGUSTON TRADITIONAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL presents

Canada’s Most Loved Children’s Author

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Abbey Arts Centre

2329 Crescent Way Abbotsford BC

Saturday October 16, 2010 – POLICE HANDOUT/FOR THE TIMES

Abbotsford Police are wrapping up their year-long Operation Tarnish anti-gang poster campaign. Police hail the program as a success, and say it has been emulated across Canada.

APD’s Tarnish wraps up he Abbotsford Police Department has concluded Operation Tarnish as well as Operation Impact and Operation Veritas. The 13 Tarnish posters were displayed in Abbotsford Secondary Schools, on bus stop benches, and cars, projected onto the sides of buildings, affixed to the ceilings of APD jail cells and made the pages of a Canadi-

an sociology textbook, APD Const. Ian MacDonald said. Operation Veritas videos are on YouTube, and were converted to audio broadcasts for radio and have played on monitors in schools and City of Abbotsford buildings. “Operation Impact Secondary and Middle School presentations have been delivered to 12,000

Abbotsford students,” he said. The mater ials used in these Abbotsford police initiatives were implemented in various campaigns by law enforcement all over North America, and the department plans to implement more campaigns for the 2010/2011 school year.

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BEST WESTERN COUNTRY MEADOWS RECEIVES HOTEL CHAIN’S HIGHEST AWARD FOR QUALITY Aldergrove, B.C. – April 2010 – The Best Western Country Meadows, Aldergrove, has received the Best Western Chairman’s Award, the hotel chain’s highest honour for outstanding quality standards. The Chairman’s Award recognizes Best Western International hotels scoring in the top five percent of all 2,400 North American properties in cleanliness and maintenance. Hotels must also meet Best Western’s requirements for design and high customer service scores to qualify for the award. “Receiving the Chairman’s Award from Best Western is a tremendous honour,” said Salma Moosa, General Manager. “This award demonstrates the Best Western Country Meadows management’s commitment to providing quality accommodations for our guests. Our housekeeping and maintenance departments have worked hard to achieve this level of excellence.” Located at 3070, 264th Street, Aldergrove, B.C., the Best Western Country Meadows features 78 deluxe rooms with pillowtop mattresses and duvets, hot country-style buffet breakfast, indoor pool & hot tub, fitness center, 32" LCD TVs with DVD players, free movies and bathrobes, fridge & microwaves. Reservations at the Best Western Country Meadows may be booked through Best Western International's 24-hour, toll-free reservations number, (800) WESTERN, or online at www.bestwestern.com.

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09 PONTIAC G6

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auto, a/c, pwr grp, P5629A

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am extremely grateful to have received the Arts & Culture Service Award from the District of Mission at their annual community service awards on June 6. What a wonderful rainy afternoon it was at the Mission Leisure Centre gymnasium. Celebrating my 15th year as a columnist this month made it even more of a special milestone. I accept this acknowledgement not solely as an award, but a responsibility to do more on how we can build an inclusive community. After 180 months and several hundred columns, I still have the energy to stir the pot. If you asked me in June 1995, if I would still be a columnist in 2010. I probably would have given you a strange, dirty look. Well, I wouldn’t want my story written any other way. I have personally grown through this experience and have always given my best.

This discussion must always continue even after my time. Remember, the moment we stop building relationships we create walls. And I am thankful to the Abbotsford-Mission Times for this opportunity to carry this message. It’s the people who go out of their way to talk to you and shake your hand and encourage me to stay committed. Readers don’t have to say anything, but they do, and it’s very humbling. I have met so many inspiring folks, who have given me an educational opportunity of a lifetime. The common question I get asked is when am I going to throw my name into the political jungle. To clear any misconceptions, I am not doing this for any public position, but strictly for the love of our community and nation. Nothing against politicians, but they have their role and I have mine. The District of Mission did a fantastic job in honoring some of

their finest 19 volunteers Sunday afternoon. With a packed audience it was inspiring listening to the incredible backgrounds of recipients. Mayor James Atebe said: “It’s not city hall that builds things in this community . . . it’s the people, particularly people who volunteer their time, their passion and their energy.” Entertainment included: Bob & the Nine Lives, who sang the Mission City Song and the mysterious Business in Black dancers of Mission, led by Suzanne Primus. Hope to see you guys and gals at another event. Radio voice and Mission resident Roy Hafeli was master of ceremonies, who drove all night just to be part of this spectacular community event. Thank you, Roy. There were many special moments, for example when Mission Coun. Jenny Stevens and her dog were presenting the Special Accomplishment Award to Sandy For-

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O’ Beirne - Freeman of the City, Dennis Derrough - Freeman of the City, Mission and District Lions Club - Long Term Distinguished Service Award, Rhona Jacobsen - Lifetime Achievement Award, Margaret Clifton - Lifetime Achievement Award, Cindy Kelly Lifetime Achievement Award, The Reed Family ( Bob, Leslie, Emily, Katherine, Dianna, Thomas) - Citizens of the Year, Mission Search & Rescue - Crime Prevention & Community Safety Award, Sandy Forward and “Murphy” - Special Accomplishment Award, Steelhead Community Association - Special Accomplishment Award, Mission & District Soapbox Derby Association - Special Accomplishment Award, Jean Kask - Against the Odds Achievement Award, Lee Kwidzinski - Arts & Culture Service Award, Mission Heritage Association Volunteers - Arts & Culture Service Award, Daniel Crich - Community Service Award (under age 25), Xenia (Sunny) von Rosen - Community Service Award, Julie Hartland - Community Service Award and William (Bill) Grieve - Sports Volunteer of

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A very special son—Tyler Dean Declare! Children need their parents’ blessing in a daily sort of way, and they also need it publicly. It’s a way of validating their identity before others. God showed us how it’s done with Jesus: “This is my son in whom I’m well pleased.” Someone decided long ago to set aside a special day in June to celebrate dads. I’m not sure why? I guess they thought fathers needed to be honored for loving their children. I believe it should be the other way around cause being your dad Tyler is the greatest privilege in the world. EARLY MOMORIES As I reflect upon this upcoming Fathers Day my vision takes me back to when I held you for the first time. I was there when you took your first step; when you said your first word. I remember taking you to pre-school and to kindergarten. It seems like yesterday that I cradled you in my arms after lulling you to sleep on my chest. I still try to cuddle you, but you’re not as easily convinced anymore. Besides, how big you’ve gotten! 215 lbs. of solid mass makes you quite the chest compressor. People tell me all the time that you’re such a wonderful young man. If only they knew how proud it makes me to hear that. At the same time, it’s terribly frightening that someone in the world has my DNA, along with the tendency to reproduce my quirks and frailties. Thankfully, mom’s DNA helps to balance that out. That’s the beauty of God’s system. Two flawed and feeble human beings reproduce a blend of themselves in someone who has a lifetime to live life better than they did. We’ve had our ups and downs, our arguments, and, Lord knows, all the mistakes I made as a father trying to raise you son. But through it all, through the shouting, through the tears, through the anger, through the prayers and asking for forgiveness there has always been one thing that shone through like a beacon.... the love. I loved you before you were even born; I loved you all throughout the years; I love you now; and as I’ve told you many times, I’ll always love you. I have tried to raise you with a love for God and His Kingdom. You and I have always been blessed to have a very special relationship. We trust each other and can tell each other anything. That’s a one-in-a-million father/son relationship. You have become a man before my very eyes. Handsome, intelligent, funny, a good man, a sensitive, loving man BUILDING CHARACTER THROUGH SPORTS AND SCHOOL From a very young age of 4 yrs old, Tyler you showed me that you had a unique interest in sports and school. I remember mom and I watching you play baseball and how you could hit the ball so far and catch everything they threw at you. I thought then that baseball was going to be your sport. Little did I know that you could lose interest so quickly in the sport, then the same thing with hockey. When you reached 6 years old and I was coaching a midget team you lit up the football field with your free spirit by chasing all the players around doing warm-up. When you came and asked me if you could play the following year, your football career took off. You have excelled at every level, but it was watching your character grow and your leadership skills develop that I hold close to my heart. Since grade school and on to high school you have been on the Honour Role every semester, wow what a feat. The amazing thing is that you maintained a 3.50 or higher average throughout this time even though you have played on the football, wrestling, rugby and track teams. I know that you would trade in every personal award, gold to bronze medal, provincial all-star selections for that elusive football championship. The memories you have made with your team players and coaches in making it to the championship game 3 out of 4 years is priceless. Your life in high school has been about setting goals. Now your 5-year goal that you set in grade 8 has come true, and you earned every aspect of it. You have put the work into your studies and the time and effort into your football goal. You did it son, earning a $100,000 scholarship at Earlham College for your studies and getting to play football in the NCAA…your dreams have been granted by God! I want to thank you Ty Baby for one of the biggest lessons of life you taught me… APPRECIATION. It was in grade 11 and we got home from a practice, I asked you if you wanted to go to the hardware store with me and you replied that you had homework. Minutes later your mom asked you to go to the store with her and you jumped up and put on your shoes. I remember being confused and hurt…I then asked you why and your answer floored me. You said “Dad, I just want to spend time with mom…do you realize how much time we spend together…you are at every one of my practices, every one of my games, every tournament, dad, no other parent does that, we spend a lot of time together” WOW, when you left with mom I cried with appreciation…I never knew what it meant to you until then…thanks Ty. You have grown up developing a few important areas of your life. One is that as long as you tell the truth, nobody can hurt you and that you have to take ownership of your wrongs and to give forgiveness to others just as the Lord forgives us! A long time ago in grade 8 I said to you that I will make mistakes and that there may be times that I will shame you…I asked you to try and never grow up trying to please me, because you didn’t have that power…and that you will always have a say within the family. To watch you build those important personal boundaries is exciting. Your ability to be led on Mission trips and come back a changed person and go on to teaching Sunday school to kids at church have encouraged my life so much! YOUR DAY HAS COME…GRADUATION It seems impossible how fast the years flew by and then it was your W.J. Mouat high school graduation day. You’ve put so much time and energy into reaching this point in your life. I knew that of all the graduation gifts I could give you, nothing was more important than my blessing. Every day is your day to shine son, and on your grad night you did just that. You beamed with confidence. When you looked up to the balcony where I was taking pictures of you I felt a trickle down my cheek. When your name was called out to receive the “Douglas Jacob Rexford Gosling Memorial Award” I was in shock, I started crying even more…a tear of joy, a tear of pride, what a very special award from a very special family. Then we got to watch you walk across the stage one more time to receive your high school

diploma. A very special night indeed, on the same night your Grandma was able to go and receive your other scholarship award from Otter Co-Op. I guess in a blink of time I will be watching you receive your college degree. Next was your prom night, I was so excited watching you arrive in the limo. As you stepped out of the car your mom taking pictures as I took videos. It started to hit me; my son is all grown up, what a wonderful gift for a father. To watch you with your prom date and the respect you gave her let me know more of the values you have developed. You did not merely graduate from high school, you graduated into adulthood. What that means is that you are responsible for your choices. You are the choices that you make. Choose positive intense experiences that nurture you. Choose to recognize failings for what they are: necessary building blocks to success. Choose honesty, including unyielding self-honesty, and self-discipline. Choose love, which always starts and ends with selflove. Choose wisely, son. Go out into the world, my son, follow your dreams and stay safe. Our love, our encouragement goes with you. Happy graduation. Happy life. SO, YOUR LEAVING HOME I’ve been thinking about and writing this letter for weeks now, and I know there is things I need to say to you, things I want you to know. It’s difficult to watch you get ready to leave home. You have been nothing but a source of pride for me for your entire life, and I’ve delighted to see you begin the next chapter, and move on to bigger, better and more exciting things. Life is really just beginning for you, and it’s exhilarating, frightening, and promising all at once. Even though you’re off to college, I know your not leaving home for good, and you’ll still be here a lot over the next few years, it will be different. You really are a young man now, and my relationship with you will never be the same. That’s okay. It’s not supposed to be the same. But, for me, it will be a bittersweet transition. Our relationship will evolve into a man-to-man friendship, where I am less an authority figure and more of a supportive friend, and it will get stronger as time passes. Exactly how our relationship will change will take some time to find itself, and there might be occasions when it feels awkward, but we will find our place in each other’s lives, and it will be comfortable and good. And, yes, I will probably still be a pain in the butt. All of that said, I will always be your dad first. I will always be there if you need advice, or comfort, or a shoulder to cry on, or just someone to share news with – good or bad.

There is nothing you can do that could ever cause me to stop loving you. There is no conversation we cannot have. Never fear the consequences of honesty between the two of us. I won’t spend a lot of time urging you to study hard and do well in school. You’re smart enough to realize that, if you’re going to have the opportunity to continue your college education, you must maintain an acceptable level of accomplishment to Earlham College. Anything less will be a waste of your time and will result in a future that is much less than you dream of. Don’t squander the possibility of this moment. The temptation to experiment with dangerous things will be great, and I wish I could find words that would effectively help you from considering them. Please remember what my life was like! No father has ever protected a son from his own mistakes. I will only implore you not to risk your health or life, nor the health or lives of others. Make every effort to exercise discretion when choosing what to try and be aware of the possible legal, social, academic, and career implications of any behavior you consider engaging in. It is entirely possible that you are genetically predisposed to alcohol or drug addiction. It is not a character flaw. It is not a lack of will. It is a disease, and you may not know if you’re susceptible until it’s out of your control. In deciding whether alcohol or drugs has a place in your lifestyle, keep an eye on your family history. I know that you already know that your family is littered, on both sides, with addictions. You will be tempted like you’ve never been tempted before. It takes character, lots of it, to not succumb. You have a very large reservoir of character. Don’t forget it. Tap into it at every turn. Don’t cut corners or take short cuts in your work or in your studies. Don’t just do that which is easy. Try hard. It does eventually get noticed and does produce results. Sitting near the front in class is likely to help you pay attention. Sitting in the back has the opposite effect. Sit wisely. Read, read, read. The more you read, the better prepared you’ll be, the better you’ll be able to communicate, the better you’ll do in school. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. I was paralysed for too long because I didn’t want to make mistakes. I’ve learned best from my mistakes. This can be painful but usually only in the short term. No pain, no gain. When things aren’t going well in a relationship, ask yourself if you’re really listening to the other person. I’m a lousy listener… not just hearing someone but listening… hearing has to do with noise, listening has to do with understanding. You can hear without listening. Words are killers. Choose them wisely. Think before speaking. I tend to speak sometimes before thinking. And it hurts people, it’s hurt me. That’s trouble. Eat right. Lots of fruit and vegetables. Avoid what happens to many college kids who gain weight big-time their first and second years away from home. Exercise regularly. It’s easier now to make it a habit than it will be when you’re older. Trust me on this one. Sometimes, the best thing to do or say in a situation, is absolutely nothing. I continue to have problems with this yet I do believe it’s true. Sending Mom a card or an e-mail on her birthday would warm her heart. Budget your time. Prioritize where it’s spent. Time can be spent faster than money can. And it can be wasted just as much as money can. And in my view, time is more precious than money. We have precious few days on this earth.

You’re likely to meet your future wife in the coming 4 years. Choose wisely. If she’s anything like your Mom, don’t let her go. They simply don’t come any better than that. Call your Mom regularly. It’s something that will make her very happy. Make her happy by calling her, even if it’s just to say hello. Email us both – it’s a way of honoring your parents. God is with you at all times. Talk to Him. Develop that as a habit. Prayer doesn’t have to be with eyes closed and hands clasped. Thinking thoughts directed at Him are prayer. Pray often. MY ADVICE AND BLESSINGS FOR YOU The next few years are a time for you to discover who you are, and what you are, and what you believe. Your mother and I have given you the values and beliefs that we think are worthwhile, and they should be helpful to you as you begin your own search, but ultimately you will have to decide if they have a place in your life; if they are really your values and beliefs. Everyone must find his own truth. It seems a natural affliction that children want to make their parents proud. It’s understandable, and commendable, to a point. But in seeking to please someone else, you can be diverted into pursuing goals that are not your own. Chase your dreams, not mine, nor your mother’s, nor anyone else’s whose respect you desire. If you can’t gain someone’s approval by being true to yourself, then it’s approval that you can survive without. Pursue the life that you want to live, and let that pursuit be led by God and what you truly love. Find your passion and try to build your life around it. Everything good will come from that. You may never be wealthy, but if you spend your life at something you love, and surround yourself with people who care about you, you will be light years ahead of almost everyone else in the pursuit of happiness. Never be afraid to fail. If you never fail in your life it only means that you’ve never tried to do anything worthwhile. Never let the fear of looking foolish, or inept, keep you from attempting something scary. If you only allow yourself to look foolish on your own terms, you will miss out on some wondrous opportunities. Treat women well. Never mislead about your intentions, or your feelings, even if it costs you an opportunity to be with someone you’re really attracted to. One day, sooner or later, your heart will be broken. If I could protect you from one thing, it would be this. But I can’t. You will feel as though you can’t go on; that the pain will never go away, and that you will never love anyone, ever, again. But it will. And you will. If you trust anything I say to you, trust this: you will be okay. Your entire life is going to be about choices; superb ones, and poor ones, but mostly ones that fall somewhere in between. They will all have consequences; some good, some bad, some hardly noticeable. Some will have minimal effect on your life. Some will bring new understanding. Some will be life altering, and some could be tragic, or even deadly. But however they turn out, you are responsible for the choices you make. Own them. Be proud of them, when appropriate. Learn from them, when you can. Apologize for them if the situation demands. But don’t ever deny them. They are yours, for better or worse. Finally, continue to be a good friend. You’ll be lucky if, during your lifetime, you have three or four truly good friends. The ones you’ll trust with your life, or even your child’s life. Don’t let those go without very good reason, and certainly don’t allow them to just slip away. Be as good a friend to these people as they are to you. A real friendship can’t be one-sided. It requires active concern, and regard, and participation on both sides, or it will simply dry up and blow away. If you spend at least as much time trying to figure out how you can serve the needs of others as you do trying to serve your own, your life will be richer and fuller and much more satisfying. And more than anything else in this world, I want you to be a happy person. If there’s only one thing I successfully pass onto you let it be this: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, and strength, and love your neighbors as yourself. These truths, combined with the strength of your character, have the power to change the world. God deserves every ounce of your love and affection. Throughout life’s challenges, He will always provide, never steer you wrong, and empower you to fulfill a destiny that’s exceedingly abundantly above all you, or anyone, can think or imagine Be ready to create your own path. Never will there be another Tyler Dean Declare. Never will someone else impact the lives you will as only you can. Imperfect though you will be, learn to appreciate your weaknesses, as it’s in them that you will experience God’s greatest strengths. Count your blessings and nurture your faith. Thank God everyday for who you are. Move on through this earthly existence as best you can. Enjoy life! Leave a legacy for your children to follow. That’s all we really can do. I love you. I wish you only joy and success, however you choose to define it. Just do your best to be open, and to recognize it when it comes. As I finish this letter Tyler, my every thought and emotion has been shared. You may think that you are just an ordinary son, I hope now you see just how extraordinary you really are. God made you that way and I firmly believe that God will continue to work in and through you over the next 4 years. May God be glorified! Thank you Tyler for being my Fathers Day Gift! Love Always, Your Dad, Marvin Declare


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wo Abbotsford teens are among the top 20 finalists in the ITM-NSR Model Look North America 2010, which will raise proceeds to benefit the B.C. Cancer Foundation for the second year in a row. The two local contestants are 16-year-old Darian Fleck and 17year-old Nalani Wakita. They no doubt both hope to follow in the footsteps of last year’s winner, Jillian Halldorson, who was also from Abbotsford. The finalists, ranging in age from 15 to 24 years and from many different backgrounds, will undergo almost six weeks of training from industry experts to further develop their modeling skills. The competition will culminate in a glamour finale show and gala dinner on July 8 at the River Rock

Show Theatre in Richmond and will be broadcast live through China’s most popular website, Sina.com, and covered extensively in China’s media outlets. “We are extremely pleased with the ethnic diversity of our finalists. For example, Polish, Russian, East Indian, Chinese, German, Japanese, English and African America, just to name a few,” said James Ho, the president of International Top Model Corp. The winner will receive an allexpense paid trip to China’s largest and most prestigious modeling competition. Tickets to the event went on sale on Thursday, with proceeds benefiting the BC Cancer Foundation for the second year in a row. Proceeds from the gala show

will help support the purchase of a second PET/CT scanner for the B.C. Cancer Agency’s Centre of Excellence for Functional Cancer Imaging. Some of the young finalists have already been affected by cancer –Stevi Ellis from Coquitlam lost her father to cancer last year. Vancouver finalist Alexia Fast’s grandmother had breast cancer and survived, however, her greatgrandfather and three of her great uncles didn’t. “Now that I’m a young adult, I want to contribute to cancer research,” Fast said. Tickets for the fashion show and dinner are $188 per person ($100 tax deductible), and can be purchased through www.bccancerfoundation.com/glamourgala ◗ Tickets for the finale fashion show alone are $38 and $68 plus tax and can be purchased through Ticketmaster.

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COMMUNITY EVENTS Legion dinner, breakie

The Abbotsford branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, 2513 W. Railway St., has Friday night dinners from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., with music to follow until 11 p.m., and Sunday breakfasts from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Next up is Ray Doucette on June 18.

Midnight hospice walk

The Mission Hospice Society holds a Sole to Soul ladies only midnight walk, on tonight at Heritage Park Secondary, 7674 Stave Lake St., Mission. Register at 11 p.m. for the 3 or 6km walk. See more at www.missionhospice.bc.ca or call 604826-2235.

Strawberry Tea

The ladies at Crown Point II, 1450 McCallum Rd., Abbotsford, host a strawberry tea on June 19 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., with baked goods, door prizes and a ‘white elephant’ sale. Tickets are $5 for adults, $2 for children.

SAINTS open house

SAINTS, the end of life shelter for senior and sick pets and other animals, holds its annual open house on June 19 and 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. Admission is by donation to this unique shelter and is open to all, at 33860 Dlugosh Ave., Mission, off Stave Lake Road. See more at www.saintsrescue.ca

Mission Soapbox Derby

The annual Mission Soapbox Derby is on June 19, starting at 9 a.m. on Stave Lake Rd., from Knight to Prentis streets in Mission. Everyone is invited to watch the kids race and to enjoy other events, hot dog and pudding eating contests, tots and parents race and more. See more at www. missionsoapbox.com, or contact webinfo@missionsoapbox.com.

ALS Walk

The Fraser Valley Walk for ALS is on at 11 a.m. on June 19 at Mill Lake Park, Abbotsford. For more information and to register as an individual or team, see www.walkforals.ca or call the ALS Society of B.C. at 1-800-708-3228. Contact Angela Veters 604-614-7637 or e-mail fraservalleywalk@ alsbc.ca.

Pancakes at St. Paul’s

S t . P a u l ’s P r e s b y t e r i a n Church, at 8469 Cedar St., Mission, serves a pancake breakfast on June 19 from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Cost is by donation, everyone is welcome.

SPCA camps

The Abbotsford SPCA has

summer day camps in July for kids aged eight to 12. Activities include games, arts and crafts, skits and guest speakers on the theme of wild and domestic animal welfare. Campers can meet cats, rabbits, rodents and socialized dogs. Camps are 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (except for four-day camps). The cost is $170 or $150 for students who are members of the B.C. SPCA Kids Club. Some bursaries are available for low-income families. To register visit www.spca.bc.ca/ youth/camp or call 604-5997209 or 604-850-1584.

Old Car Sunday

A perennial favourite, Old Car Sunday is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Father’s Day at Fraser River Heritage Park. See more at www.heritagepark-mission.ca or call 604826-0277.

Learn English

Practise English on Wednesdays, from 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Mission Library, (33247 Second Ave., Mission). Everyone is welcome. For more information, call the library at 604-826-6610.

International Knitting

Join us for knitting, conversation and fun at Mission Library, (33247 Second Ave.), every Wednesday from noon to 1:30 p.m. Experience is not necessary. For more information, call the library at 604-826-6610.

Sale at Friendship Centre

Every Saturday the Mission Friendship Centre, at 33150A First Ave., Mission, has craft vendors, hotdogs, bannock and Indian tacos,

with proceeds going to the 2010 Mission Powwow. To be a vendor contact John Diablo at 604-826-1281.

Cancer support

A Women with Cancer support group meets every third Thursday of the month at Superstore, (2855 Gladwin Rd., Abbotsford) at 7 p.m. For information call 604852-1410 or 604-504-0630.

Farmers markets

The Mission Farmers Market is every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lane Creek Park, beside the library on Second Avenue. Abbotsford’s Farmers Market is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday until fall at the corner of Montrose Avenue and George Ferguson Way.

National Aboriginal Day

The Mission Library, (33247 Second Ave.), hosts a day of activities for National Aboriginal Day on June 21. Chehalis member Rudy Leon will start the day with a drum song at 12:30 p.m. See a basketry show, a slideshow, enjoy refreshments. Call 604-826-6610.

Abby Garden

The Abbotsford Garden Club hosts Stephen Head, talking about growing herbs, at its June 22 meeting at 7 p.m., at Abbotsford Middle School, (33231 Bevan Ave., Abbotsford). Everyone welcome. See more at www. abbotsfordgardenclub.org.

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port group meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at St. Andrew’s Place, (7365 Cedar St., Mission). Upcoming dates are June 23, July 14 and 28. Call Barbara at 604-814-5600.

Family Storytime

The Clearbrook Library at 32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford, offers storytime with songs, rhymes and fingerplays for children ages two to five on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. until June 24. Phone 604-859-7814.

Volunteer training

Mission Community Services is looking for volunteers. Stop by MCS at 33179 Second Ave., Mission, or call 604-826-3634.

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Join Fraser River Safari on June 20 for a river cruise up to the Kilby Historic Site for Black Powder Day. Launch time from the Mission harbour is 11 a.m., lunch included. Cost is $110. Call 604-826-7361, or see www. fraserriversafari.com.

Powerhouse for dad

Dads get in free with a paying child at the historic and interactive Powerhouse at Stave Falls, at 31338 Dewdney Trunk Rd., Mission. See more at www.bchydro.com or call 604-462-1222.

Free dad’s day

On June 20 the Central Abbotsford Community School, Abbotsford Community Services, Abbotsford Early Childhood Committee, Samex and Country 107.1 are hosting a free Father’s Day event at Mill Lake Park by the new waterpark, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m, with different activities for fathers and children.

Gardening for sprouts

The Mount Lehman Library invites little sprouts ages four to 10 and adults to meet at the Bradner Homes Community Gardens (3098 Bradner Rd., Abbotsford) at 1:30 p.m. on Thursdays, until Aug. 26 (except July 29). Stories, crafts and tiny vegetable plots are waiting for small gardeners to tend. On rainy days, the library has short programs at 5875 Mount Lehman Rd., Abbotsford. Phone 604-8564988 for details.

Host immigrants

The HOST program at Gladwin Language Centre seeks volunteers to help newly arrived immigrants learn about Canadian culture and practise English. Full training, support, certificate and recommendation letter provided upon completion of the program. Call Chandra at 604-854-8160 for details.

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raser Valley art lovers have the exciting privilege to view a unique collection of modern First Nations art over the next few months. Challenging Traditions: Contemporary First Nations Art of the Northwest Coast opens June 24 until Oct. 3 at The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford, with Lt.-Gov. Steven Point at the opening reception on Thursday evening. The 30 selections representing at least 23 artists are from the original 70-piece exhibit, organized by Vancouver Gallery senior curator and art historian Ian M. Thom for the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, Ont., last July. The exhibit grew out of Thom’s research into the work of contemporary First Nations artists, and his resulting acclaimed book of the same name. The project was commissioned by Vancouver-based philanthropist Michael Audain and funded by the Audain Foundation. Thom earned accolades for his work last year, as well as an Order of Canada for his “contributions as a curator of Canadian art and as an advocate for British Columbia artists.” Thom’s book examines the work of 40 contemporary aboriginal Northwest Coast artists as they fuse their traditions with modern experience and perspective, with photographs and insights from the artists in their own words. The art reveals not only how tradition enlivens West Coast aboriginal art but also the ways artists move their traditions forward, by reviving old practises and incorporating new, global ideas. The works were part of the Vancouver 2010 exhibit at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland until April this year. Following that show, the exhibit was going to be dismantled, with the art going back to respective owners. The Reach curator Scott Marsden has convinced several of the artists to show at Abbotsford’s ‘A-designation’ gallery before that dismantling. “To my knowledge it’s the only Canadian show, and the last venue. It’s incredible work, and [the public] won’t see it again as a collective show,” he said.

Envision Twilight Concert Series presents the Pandora Steel Drum Band from Chilliwack Secondary at the Fraser River Heritage Park tonight at 7 p.m. On Wednesday night, it’s the fun-loving Los Amigos. Admission is by donation. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. For the full summer schedule, see www. heritagepark-mission.ca

Music rights

Cinema Politica Fraser Valley screens the Canadian film RIP; A Remix Manifesto, which deals with music, downloading, mashups and the copyright laws trying to bring them down, on June 19 at 7 p.m. at the Opening Nite Theatre, 33227 Railway Ave., Mission. Admission is by donation. Next film deals with salmon on June 23. See www.cinemapolitica.org.

Dynamic Dance

Celebrating 15 years in Abbotsford, Dynamic Dance presents Trans-Formation, an entertaining show for all ages, on June 18 and 19, at the Abbey Arts Centre in Abbotsford. Doors open at 6 p.m., curtain is at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 at the door.

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Higgins, Sabirs

The Higgins will join the Sabir Sisters Music Studio students for a studio season finale on June 20, at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford. Tickets at Tom Lee Music in Abbotsford, or call 604755-0398. See also www. sabirsisters.com

Merv, Merla and Elana

Merv, Merla and Elana Watson perform at 8 p.m. on June 19 at the House o f J a m e s c o ff e e h o u s e , at 2743 Emerson St., Abbotsford, 604-852-3701. These internationally known entertainers present an evening of classical, jazz, world, and gospel. Merv and Merla recently returned from Israel. Enjoy a night of great music as well as a report and discussion of current events in Israel. Admission is by donation.

Dewdney nights

Harma White, a young band from Abbotsford, performs tonight at the Dewdney Pub from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. On Saturday, it’s The Blendurz. Join Roger Potter for open mic Wednesdays at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, it’s a blues jam with the best blues musicians in the valley from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The pub is at 8793 River Rd. South, Mission. Call 604-826-4762.

Big B Saloon

Smith and Jones play tonight and Saturday at the Big B Saloon, cover after 10 p.m. Check out their Sunday evening jams starting at 7 p.m., in the Bellevue Hotel, 32998 First Ave., Mission. Call 604826-9814 for details.

Roger Potter hosts three local acoustic open mic stages for local amateur musicians and singers, on Tuesdays at the bluStone Bistro & Lounge, Abbotsford, on Wednesdays at the Dewdney Pub, 8793 River Road South, Mission, and Thursdays at the HalfTime Bar & Grill at Dogwood Bowling & Billiards, 13-33550 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford. Singers and acoustic musicians welcome, sessions begin at 8 p.m.

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Celtic fête

Don’t miss this chance to soak up the lightning talents of Liz Carroll, Mark Sullivan, Mairi Campbell, the Sabir Sisters, Mairi Rankin, Findlay Napier and Gillian Frame on July 3 for an evening of fun, fiddling, singing and step dancing. At the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 S. Fraser Way, Abbotsford, show at 7 p.m. For advance tickets, $15, call 604-755-0398, or $20 at www.sabirsisters.com, or $25 at the door if any tickets are left. This is expected to sell out. Call Roxanna at 604825-1871 or 604-755-0398 for more.

Duke of Dublin

The Duke of Dublin Olde Irish Pub offers live music, from Celtic to contemporary in the evenings from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The Duke is at 33720 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford.

Merv Tremblay

Jam with Merv Tremblay & the Silverados every Sunday from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Houston’s, 21525 Dewdney Trunk Rd., Maple Ridge. Call 604-820-7666 for details.

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From the Photography is . . . Abbotsford Photo Arts Club exhibit opening June 24 at The Reach, this is Going Green, by club member Darryl Hoope. Presented by Country 107.1 and Rock.It Boy Entertainment, tickets are $30 plus at Ticketmaster outlets.

Local art

Kariton art show

The Kariton Gallery, 2387 Ware St., Abbotsford, presents a painting and sculpture show by Evelyn Bryan, Marilyn Vooys and Terry McLaughlin, from June 12 to July 7. Hours are Tuesday to Friday 9 a.m. 4 p.m., Saturdays noon – 4 p.m.See www.abbotsfordartscouncil. org, or call 604-852-9358.

Opening at The Reach

Opening on June 24, are Challenging Traditions: Contemporary First Nations Art of the Northwest Coast, at 7

Mission Arts

Ancestral Spirits, an exhibition in celebration of aboriginal art, is on at the Mission Art Gallery until June 26. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The MAG is at 33529 First Ave., Mission. Call 604826-0029 for details.

Wanted: art

The Mission Arts Council is calling for 2D and 3D art pieces for its October silent auction. All donated art would receive a tax receipt for the retail price of their work. Contact Nancy Arcand at 604-826-0029 or macart@ shaw.ca for more information. Funds will go to several projects like the Childrens Festival, The Arts Alive Studio Tour and more.

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Chickens

Gallery 7 Theatre presents its final performances of the Canadian-made comedy Chickens, a musical by Vancouver playwright Lucia Frangione, until June 19, 7:30 p. m. at the MEI Theatre 4081 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford. For tickets and details on Chickens, contact 604-504-5940 or see www. gallery7theatre.com

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A34 ❘ SHOWTIME ❘ FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 2010 THE TIMES ART, from page A32 There’s familiar imagery in the carvings, jewelry, paintings and woodwork, but, there are newcomers added to the old mythology, in the form of new mediums like glass, or abstract expression. You may see a silver bracelet carved with the image of a raven flying away with a Starbucks cup, or a raven affixed to a wooden Celtic cross, notes the McMichael gallery synopsis. “It’s a show that’s challenging tradition ideas of Northwest Coast art. It’s looking at artists who are pushing the boundaries,” said Marsden. It’s also the gallery’s first time to host a national touring show, “and it’s fitting it’s First Nations work,” he added.

but is better known as one of Canada’s great music troubadours. Anthropologist Gordon Mohs will read from The Sepass Poems – Ancient Songs of Y-Ail-Mihth. They are the legacy of hereditary Chief William K’HHalserten Sepass (1841–1943) of the

■ Challenging Traditions opens June 24 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with Point presiding over the ceremonies, a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception and a performance by Sto:lo dance group Semoya. The reception is open to the public, and the exhibit is free. The Reach is at 32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford.

Chilliwack tribe, an epic collection of ancient creation legends translated from the original Halq’eméylem language into English. ◗ Tickets for the June 26 show are $15 at The Reach. Call them at call 604-864-8087 or visit www.thereach.ca.

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Jim Hart’s Raven Bowl from 1998, in silver gilt, is on loan from a private collection, and will be part of Challenging Traditions: Contemporary First Nations Art of the Northwest Coast, opening for its only Canadian exhibit at The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford on June 24. Northern B.C. Cree singer Art Napoleon, left, performs at The Reach on June 26.

A Celebration

Live @ The Reach In support of the Challenging Traditions art exhibit, on June 26 at 7:30 p.m., The Reach and the Mission Folk Music Festival team up to present Sandy Scofield, Iskwew and Art Napoleon. The show is a preview of the First Nations artists that will perform at the music festival in July. Iskwew is a group of talented female vocalists led by award-winning singer/songwriter Sandy Scofield. They perform songs from the Plains, West Coast and northern Interior First Nations traditions. Art Napoleon is a versatile singer-songwriter. Raised in the Cree tradition in Northern B.C., he can skin a moose with a pocket knife

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Tina Turner tribute

World Rock and Roll Tribute artist of 2003, Luisa Marshall presents a heart-stopping tribute to Tina Turner on 8 p.m., June 18 at Cascades Casino Summit Theatre, 20393 Fraser Highway, Langley (604-5302211). Tickets are $27.50 at Ticketmaster.

Hamletting it up

Opening Nite Theatre offers Shakespearean acting classes for high school students from July 5 to July 9, at Opening Nite Theatre, 33227 Railway St., Mission. The cost is $100 per student. To register, call 604-287-8089 or e-mail openingnitetheatre@hotmail.com.

Special events

Mennonite book relaunch

A new expanded edition of the 1960s Mennonite classic At the Gates of Moscow will launch on July 2 at 7 p.m., at the Bakerview Church, 2285 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford.

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Gerwyn Mills directs The Proposal by Anton Chekhov, June 25 and 26 at Opening Nite Theatre 33227 Railway Ave., Mission, along with a special exhibit of art by Valerie Hundert. Shows are at 8 p.m. Tickets $10 at Murdoch’s Bookshoppe, by phone at 604820-8622 or 604-287-8089 or at the door.

Poets Potpourri Society begins summer with a Blue Moon Poetry reading June 22 at the Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. an

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Poetry club

Sesame Street Live comes to the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre, 33800 King Rd., Abbotsford, July 9 to 11, with Elmo & friends. Tickets are $12 to $20, at www. abbotsfordcentre.ca or at 1866-977-2372.

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Social Dances

Friday night seniors

Ben Isaac performs tonight at the Abbotsford Seniors Association hall (33889 Essendene Ave., Abbotsford) from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Cost is $5.50 for members and $6 for non-members.

Swing dance

The Abbotsford Seniors Association has swing dance and lessons Sundays at 33889 Essendene Ave., Abbotsford from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Call 604-308-3662 or go to www. suburbanswing.com.

Phoenix swing

Get swinging at the Phoenix Lounge with swing lessons and dancing every Thursday from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., at 33780 King Rd., Abbotsford. Flat rate of $5. Call 604-8592220 for details.

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Books for dad at Murdoch’s Mission’s Quednau wins national prize M

urdoch’s Bookshoppe has some literar y ideas for Father’s Day gifts. Some of their new book titles include the timely The World Cup of Soccer: The Complete Guide, in hardcover. The Writings of David Thompson, McGill Queen’s University Press, in concert with The C h a m p l a i n So c i e t y. T h i s i s based upon the definitive 1850 version of Thompson’s ‘Travels . . . ,’ including maps, diagrams, a new index and an extensive Introduction. In hardcover in dust jacket. On to Victory: The Canadian Liberation of the Netherlands,

is the latest work by Canadian military historian Mark Zuehlke, also in hard cover and illustrated. What bookshop owner Brian Murdoch calls the single best study of the exploration and history of ‘our river,’ The Fraser by Bruce Hutchison is back in print (2009), in trade paperback format thanks to Oxford University Press. Call the shop at 604-826-9229 or find it at www.abebooks. c o m / b o o k s e l l e r / m u rd o c h s bookshoppe. Murdoch’s is at 33078 First, Ave., Mission. – CHRISTINA TOTH/TIMES

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ission author and children’s storyteller Marion Quednau earned some notoriety – good notoriety – when her long poem earned top spot in its category at the National Magazine Awards held on June 4. The poem, called Paradise, Later Years, won gold for The Malahat Review, which entered it in the poetry category for the National Magazine Awards. Last year, Quednau’s poem won in the long poem competition in The Malahat, which is one of Canada’s premier literary magazines highlighting new fiction and poetry, and is published out of the University of Victoria. “It’s quite a prestigious award,” said Quednau, who was obviously excited about the news. “I beat out some really terrific people on the short list.”

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Paradise, Later Years, is a 13-page epic that draws on Quednau’s quirky and cutting perspective of the world around her, drawing inspiration from the animal world. She uses events and imagery from the menagerie of animals she has known, or who are currently in her life, such as her “riff-raff crew of moochers” at home, or the fatted bear in her plum tree, and reflects on humanity’s indifference to it all. Quednau also works with teens in the Peer 10-12 sessions at the Mission Leisure Centre, and teaches youngsters how to tell stories at various Club Kids in Mission elementary schools. Quednau will run a storytelling session at The Reach in Abbotsford in July for kids nine to 13. Contact The Reach for details. Quednau is also leading children’s storytelling workshops, Camp Storyteller, at the Mission Leisure Centre, at 7650 Grand St., Mission, from July 19 to 22. To link to Quednau’s poem, Paradise, Later Years, go to www.magazine-awards.com

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please check your ad for accuracy the first day it appears. Refunds made only after 7 business days notice!

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Jack Cewe Ltd is a successful family owned and operated company that has been in business for 57 years. We are one of British Columbia’s largest heavy construction contractors and one of Canada’s largest aggregate suppliers specializing in municipal and highway road construction, including commercial site developments, as well as aggregate and asphalt supply. We are in the process of building a strong team of individuals to be part of our future. If you are interested in joining our company we are looking to fill the following positions: • Project Superintendents • Project Foremen • Grader Operators • Pipelayers/Labourers Please send your resume to Carmen Green, Human Resources, Jack Cewe Ltd. 1850 Hillside Ave, Coquitlam B.C. V3K 1K5. Fax: 604-526-4296 or email carmen@cewe.com While we thank all those submitting resumes, only those being considered will be contacted.

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PRINCIPAL REQUIRED Catholic Secondary

8-12 The Yukon Department of Education is seeking applications from experienced teachers and administrators for the position of Principal for Vanier Catholic Secondary School, Whitehorse. Vanier is Yukon ’s only Catholic Secondary School (student population approx. 435). Please visit our website for further details on the Experience and Qualifications required. http://www.education.gov.yk.ca/ employment/index.html Contact us: teacherrecruitment@gov.yk.ca Fax: (867) 667-5435

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EARN $1000 a week processing our mail! Free Supplies! Helping Home-workers since 2001. Genuine Opportunity! No experience required. Start Immediately! www.national-work.com FULL TIME Finishing Sander required at Camp River Woodworking. Apply in person with resume to 45909 Trethewey Ave, Chilliwack Mon - Fri 8:30 - 4 pm GENERATE EXCEL INCOME working from your home office. Flex hrs free online training.778-452-0024 www.born2shine.net

Dasmesh Punjabi School 5930 Riverside Street, Abbotsford, BC Tel: (604) 826-1666 Fax: (604) 820-8924 Invites applicants for our school’s Cleaning Contract. Deadline June 22, 2010. For info call the school office (604) 826-1666 or email:

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WAREHOUSE ORDER SELECTORS We are now accepting applications for the position of part-time Warehouse Order Selector, which will include timely and accurate order picking of grocery products in a safe, clean, team-based environment.

Successful applicants will be available for day, afternoon and weekend shifts, have reliable transportation (no public transit available), possess proficient English communication skills, and enjoy repetitive physical work that requires lifting 20-80 lb cases of grocery products. Starting wage is $12.76/hr with regular progressive increases every 500-1000 hours worked. We offer flexible work schedules (will include a minimum of 1 weekend day), and an excellent training program is provided. As one of the largest employers in the Fraser Valley, EV Logistics operates two distinct facilities – a 380,000 sq ft refrigerated facility, and a 485,000 sq ft dry goods building – both facilities are located in the Gloucester Industrial Park (at the 264th St exit off Hwy #1). Apply on-line at www.evlogistics.com

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Hotel Restaurant

LOOKING for Greek Cook at Greek Restaurant in Abbotsford. Must have 3 years experience. Wage at $17/hr. Please fax 604-859-1632.

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Office Personnel

RECEPTIONIST

Required immediately, 3 months minimum, building supply company seeking a receptionist with experience on multi-line switchboard. Duties include A/R Data entry, mailing, filing, correspondence etc. Send resume to: Pacific West Systems 20109 Logan Ave., Langley, B.C., V3A 4L5. Fax: 534-8062 Or email: ssweetman@ pacwestsystems.com RECEPTIONIST, A/P, P/R. Must be fluent in English and Punjabi. Available immediately, Mr. Gill, 604-855-1235 or 604-826-4808

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Retail Sales P/T CLERK

needed for busy liquor store. Nights & weekends Must have customer service experience plus 'Serving It Right'. Apply in person with resume to: Sisto’s River City Liquor Store 33395 First Avenue, Mission No phone calls please!

RETAIL SALESPERSONS

1308135 Alberta Inc. operating as Click Heat and Rainbow Art is looking for retail salespersons for the sale of heat packs and toys at a kiosk in Sevenoaks Shopping Ctre. Permanent F/T. $13 per/hr. Fax: (403)452-4694 or email: arzepa@shaw.ca

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EXPERIENCED Single Ply & SBS Roofers & Apprentices Great Wages, Benefits, Apprenticeship Program & Pension Plan. e-mail resume to:

sales@ravenroofing.com Fax resume to: 604-531-9695 or Phone: 604-531-9619 Pro-Line Construction Materials Ltd is a leading supplier of construction materials. We are currently looking for a qualified full time Hiab or Stiff Boom operator in our Chilliwack and Surrey branches . We offer a competitive hourly wage as well as benefits and a RRSP Plan. Please fax resumes to 604-792-2355 Attn: Andy Mrak or Tom Daniel email Chwk1@proline-construction.com or apply in person to 44305 Yale Rd, Chilliwack

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Marine Roofing seeks fulltime Journeypersons. Lower Mainland BC Jobs Min. 3 yrs. exp. $27.50-$32.50/hr. Call Daryl, 604-433-1813 dmorrison@marineroofing.com

We are an established North Surrey structural steel fabricating company and looking to fill the following positions: ★Project Coordinator / Manager Enthusiastic and detail oriented with excellent computer & communication skills required. Experience in the steel and/or construction industry is a must. ★Steel Detailer Experience with Pro-Steel would be ideal, X-Steel okay to detail miscellaneous metals and custom structural steel. Must be experienced, committed, detail oriented & have excellent communication & computer skills.

Living in the valley and working in town? Shorten your commute! If you want to see your handiwork come alive - then you need to contact us. These are full time positions and we offer fair wages & benefits. Email: info@solidrocksteel.com or Fax 604-581-5156 www.solidrocksteel.com No phone calls!

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Spring Garage Sales Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Relationships are important and potentially lucky Sunday. Talk, visit, travel or make a decision about one that has been a bit of a burden (or support!) for some years. You want to dive into the depths (sexual intimacy, financial commitment, research, secrets, investments, big health change) Monday to Wednesday morning, but think first. Wisdom and luck seldom go hand-inhand (ain’t that unfair, eh?) but both might combine Wednesday/Thursday. Still, major separative possibilities loom by Friday, so tread cautiously in law, love, education, international, career and family zones.

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Cancer June 21-July 22: Your energy will start growing soon! (Monday onward.) The four weeks ahead are your time to wield your clout, attract others, interview, ask favours, make major changes in direction and set important projects in motion. In all this, you will have to be more diplomatic than usual, especially this week – huge opportunities might face you, but they depend at least partly on the goodwill or co-operation of others. (If you’re an artist, writer, this –now through 2024 – is a time of potential fame.) Romantic atmosphere Monday/Tuesday. Those opportunities/oppositions Friday/Saturday.

Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: The weeks ahead (especially this one) brew a change in your living circumstances and your career or social position. To some degree, you have control over this, and can “play your hand” or attempt to squelch these changes. But consider: the forces of change will only grow stronger (and inevitable) over the next 14 years, and at present change represents a great opportunity for you, can bring bright new horizons in romance, marriage, relocation, contracts and partnerships – and fame! Talk/writing’s lucky Wednesday, but if you talk too much late week you could blow a deal.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: The weeks ahead accent relationships, opportunities and oppositions. You could meet an exciting member of the opposite sex – he/she seems quite talkative, might be “flustered” by events surrounding him/her. (This would indicate that marriage is not a good long-range possibility. Be aware.) You’re like a walking destiny flag this week; you’ll come into people’s lives at critical junctures. Be diplomatic, humble, not withdrawn. Be ambitious Sunday. Hopes, happiness, bright horizons Monday/ Tuesday! Take a breather Wednesday p.m. to Friday eve. You shine, attract others, Saturday.

Taurus April 20-May 20: The month ahead brings short trips, communications, details, paper (computer) work, sibling visits – a busy but not hugely important time. However, events around you will be important. You went through your major life crises in the 1980s through early 2008. Others go through theirs now, especially Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. For you, these crises affect your communications and other secondary life activities. So make adjustments in these areas, especially Monday and Thursday/Friday. Relationships excite Monday/Tuesday. Sweet luck in intimacy, finances Wednesday!

Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Retreat. Rest, lie low, contemplate, avoid the spotlight while you do four things: catch up on neglected chores or government paperwork, plan, recharge your energy reserves, and re-connect with the spiritual realm. All these, as well as your work and health areas, face big changes this week, and generally to 2024. Realize flexibility is sometimes a good thing. When we aren’t charitable toward others we destroy ourselves. Your social connections and your attitude toward romance are also changing – see brightness here. The delusions/ illusions of the past decade will disappear, very soon!

Scorpio Oct.23-Nov.21:This week features change – and difficult relations with a Gemini or Virgo and/ or in communications, especially legal, publishing, intellectual or long-distance communications. Consider in these areas, that Gemini or Virgo is likely right, is fighting your limitations (which makes you uneasy). The change is not central – you went through your main life struggles in the 1980s to mid-’90s. It affects four areas, in order of intensity: communications, siblings; background, government; work, health; and those areas first listed (legal, publishing, etc.) and (gentle but deep) love areas.

Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Tackle chores over the few weeks ahead. It’s humdrum, but you might as well plunge in.You’re rather insulated from the big changes going on all around you. Still, this month, especially this week, might transform work, employment, health and your relations with institutions, the government or head office. Listen to your hunches, to the spiritual side. You often find Gemini romantic, Virgo sexy. This week, either someone in these signs has a lot of difficulty, or you have difficulty with him/her. Be patient. Sunday’s mellow. Friendship Wednesday/ Thursday. Retreat Saturday.

Gemini May 21-June 20: Read Taurus message – you, too, have largely gone through your life’s walk of fire, and your future is growing more calm. But major changes still loom, now to 2024, in finances, sex and to 2017 in friendships, romance, sports, and creative or child-related zones. All these are strongly affected this summer, particularly this week. You probably won’t see fireworks, but things are changing! Take the helm of your ship, especially Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Anyone who will not cooperate will never co-operate. Turn elsewhere. A big money change!

Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: The four weeks ahead boost your popularity. The future will brighten, optimism will reign! The world has more problems than usual, all this spring/summer, but these intrigue you, you can find opportunities “in the cracks.” Like Gemini, you’ve been through the main crises of your life, the last 12-15 years. It’s time to raise your sights – and your head! (Posture affects how others “handle” you.) A wish is likely to come true, could involve friendship or romance, creativity or children. Main accent all week: change in friendships and love. Be ready for it, respond, be happy!

Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: The few weeks ahead accent life’s mysteries and depths – including sex, investments, debts, lifestyle commitments and major changes, and health. Your subconscious will float to the surface, bring dreams, hunches. Pregnancy is possible for “eligibles.” Change will come to, or manifest via, these areas – and it will affect not only these zones, but also what (and whom) you possess, and what you earn. Dig deep, don’t be satisfied with surface answers. But also accept changes, especially in money, social and communications zones. Hard truths are true truths this week. Don’t invest – yet!

Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Your passionate, romantic, love-oriented, creative, risk-taking side rises strongly over the next few weeks. You’ll ride a winning streak! But one you meet this week might not be a good marriage prospect. Your own marriage and/ or business partnerships might also face difficulties. The problem isn’t in the relationship, it involves work, health and similar practical difficulties (e.g., the army ships your mate out). A soul-deep, serious but blossoming change occurs this week in social connections and/or romance. Mysteries Sunday. Be ambitious Wednesday! Joy (sensual?) Saturday! timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014


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RENTALS 6508

Apt/Condos

2 BDRM Loft attached to older home, private ent., hydro incl. ref. a must. $700. Jean 604-820-8373 or wanachea@hotmail.com 2 BR $745. 1 BR $625. Apt in Mission. Avail Immed Bob 604-302-8676 or 604-826-5147 ABBY DOWNTOWN. Older clean 1 BR Apts, fridge, stove, hot water. Avail now or June. Call 9am-9pm daily ★ 604- 539-2533 ABBY NEW 1 BR+den 33960 Old Yale Rd, hardwood, patio, fp, ns, np, w/d, $825. Avail Immed 604-825-5395 or 719-5122 ABBOTSFORD 33382 George Ferguson Way

BIRCHWOOD MANOR

2 BDRM from $650 & up SENIORS DISCOUNT $200 MOVE-IN BONUS Onsite laundry, some with in-suite laundry hookups, dishwashers, parking incl. Building under new Professional Management For a Viewing Call:

604-832-8909

6508

6508

Apt/Condos

6508

GREENBELT TOP floor, 2 BR, 2 bath condo, July 1, Gated, 7 appl, $1250. Susan @ 604-789-7413

CEDAR GREEN

APARTMENTS www.cedargreen.com

2441 Countess St. 1 Bedroom from $620 1 Bdrm. & Den from $640 2 Bedroom from $700 2 Bedroom totally reno'd $790

604.850.5375

MISSION 2 bdrm, 7696 Grand St., reno’d. 2nd flr corner, pets ok, on site Mgr, avail now $750 604-826-3665 or 778-552-1808 MURRAYVILLE 1 br 5 appls, u/g pkg, storage locker, no elevator. Av now. No pets, near amens. $875 + utils. Jim @ 604-836-3879

6540

2 BDRM, clean, bright, 5 appl, avail July 1, $1300. McCallum Rd. 604-830-4083 2 BR Newly Reno’d Home, Lrg yard, elec & plumbing for laundry set up, w/ or w/o fridge & stove, Rent Neg. Avail Now 820-9606 5BR, 2.5 bath, Newly Reno’d, 7appl, Yard & Sun Deck, Avail Now, $1700+utils 604-807-2160

Seniors Incentive

Secure underground parking with elevator. Damage deposit reduced.

MISSION, 5 bdrm, 2 bath, entire house w fenced backyard. 6 appl, a/c, sundeck, carport, avail Aug 1, $1700, 778-808-7870

UP TO

10% DISCOUNT

MISSION Executive Home, view. all appls, Nr Schl/UFV, 5 BR, 3 BA, dbl gar, ns/np, $1650, Drive by 8265 Forbes St. 778-938-5060

MISSION 3 BEDROOM NEWLY RENOVATED TOWNHOMES Steps to transit, all amenities, parks, leisure centre and shopping. 2 bath, 5 appliances, fireplace, full garage attached to unit with suite access. Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom. On-site manager and caretakers.

RENTAL BONUS. UNITS AVAILABLE @ $1,175.00

Please Call 604.820.1205

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN No Qualification - Low Down CHILLIWACK – 9557 Williams St, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town, close to shops & schools................

PITT MEADOWS -11860 Springdale Dr. 4 Bdrm, 2½ baths, inside freshly painted family HOUSE, 5 appl, huge family room, gas f/p, fenced yard, garage, close to WC Express, Schools & shops................$1988/M Call Kristen 604 435-5555 or 786-4663

www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

REAL ESTATE 6030

N. WEST. All services paid, inclds u/grd electrical, DCC’s, survey & eng’ng report. 33’ x 130’ lot. No GST. $333,000. 604-726-0677. usellahome.com ● ID # 4711

6035

Mobile Homes

Quality Homes 1-800-339-5133

5000 OFF

$

Existing Lot Inventory FACTORY DIRECT New 14 ft wide $56,500 F.O.B. SRI; New 1152 sq ft dbl wide $76,900 F.O.B. 604-830-1960 NEW CUSTOM SRI double wide in Abbotsford adult 45 + mobile home park, pad rent $502/mo. Glenbrook Homes, 604-830-1960

Houses - Rent

6 BDRM house, 2 full baths, Clearbrook area, New carpet, July 1, Rent neg. Call: 604-852-8367 or 604-613-6045

Apt/Condos

Lots & Acreage

Apt/Condos

6035

Mobile Homes

PARK SPACES AVAILABLE — QUALITY HOMES —

1-800-339-5133 Adult Park. Move in today. New Home with nice Deck

$99,000

TO BE MOVED - 2004 14 x 70 deluxe 2 BR, 1 bth $59,900. 1982 - 14 x 70 3 BR, 2 bth, $24,900. 1976 - 12 x 68, 2 BR + bth, $12,900. 12 x 60, 2 BR, $9,900. 12 x 60, $3,000. 604-830-1960

6040

6052

Real Estate Investment

GRANDVIEW @ Las Vegas on South Blvd brand new concrete bldg, 2 sep 1 br XLrg units, Luxurious, ldry, 2 jacuzzi, a/c, plasma, king bed, slps 8, full equipped kitchen. Timeshare 4 x per yr, you own % of property, Rentals ok Asking $35,000 604-374-4350 * 604-506-7576 ★ RENT TO OWN! ★ If you have a small down payment, I have a nice home for you! Less then perfect credit OK. Call Kim 604-628-6598

6065

Recreation Property

SUNSHINE VALLEY DEVELOPMENTS Camping Cabins starting @ $199,000 to lock up. 604-599-3861, 778-888-4574

Okanagen/ Interior

EXCEPTIONAL LAKEVIEW Lots from $160,000 also: 1 panoramic 3 - acre parcel. Owner Financing, 250-307-2558 www.orlandoprojects.com

6082

Warehouse

FOR SALE Warehouse/Office on Vantage Way, Tilbury, Grade lvl access. 2150 sq/ft 2 washrooms, High Traffic Area, Visual Exposure, Avail. Aug 1. 604-940-9900

Do You Need to Rent Your Property? 3 Lines 3 Times

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Place Your Ad On-line at https://webads.van.net or call 604-850-9600

6540

6602

Houses - Rent

*RENT to OWN*

2 BR bsmt Hydro, Cable, W/D incl n/s pet ok Nr/schol, Nr/bus $800 avail now 778-996-3386

We have a home for you! Poor credit okay, small downpayment required. Call 604-857-3597 or 604-418-3162

6555

2 BR suite, reno’d, quiet, clean, utils incl’d $750, July 1st. Abbots. near amens, ns np. 604-556-0582

Mobiles/Pads

3 BR Mobile home, Vedder area, yard, bright, $900/mo + $400dd, ns, np, July 1, 604-703-8967

6590

Rooms

PRIVATE ROOMS in Abbots Bsmt rooms & main flr rooms avail $450 - $500. All very clean. Central locations. 604-854-1000

6602

2 BR Bsmt ABBY nr UFV newer house, n/s, n/p. $750 utils incl Digital tv, July 1st 604-832-8555.

Apt/Condos

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

MISSION, 1 Bdrm + Den. Over 1100sf, bright/spacious, $725 incl util. own prkg, w/d, cable, NS NP Cat ok. Avail now. 604-814-3224 MISSION 4 BR up ste, reno’d, $1300+ 65%, w/shop, own w/d, 2 ba, pet ok, n/s. 1-604-469-4864

2BR ABOVE Grnd Ste, ns, np, $650 incl utils, Suits Small Family near school & bus 778-242-8137 MISSION NEW 1 BDRM + DEN Bright, spacious cov’d. ent, CARTER AVE, 1JULY, N/S, N/P, Ref req’d 778-241-8530 3 BR suite, 2 bath, $1300; & 1 br $850 both above small store, Mission, balc. laminate flrs & tiles, secure prkg, 5 appl, ns, np, +utils, walk WCE, July 1, 604-820-8664 ABBY 1 br bright, clean, 2 appl, no smoking, n/p, lease $550 + utils. Avail July 1st. 604-431-9501

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR, BACH, unfurn/furn, FARM, SHOP, prkg, W/D, pool, sat/TV $600, MISSION. 604-826-3874

6508

Suites/Partial Houses

ABBY 2 BDRM Bsmt. $750/mth incld hydro & cable. NP, NS. Nr Mall Avail Now. 604-859-3733 ABBY, NEWCASTLE 2 br ste, ns, np, ref’s required. $675 per mth. Max 2 July 1. 604-850-2673

6508

Apt/Condos

6605

Townhouses Rent

NATURES LANDING (Langley) 2bedroom plus Den 1250sf close to schools/mall/ with all appl, n/s, refs req. $1500 a month plus util call 778-388 6498

1A Ave- 1bdrm - 1 full 4 pce bath – downtown location - $650/mo – N/S N/P – no w/d on site 2nd Ave – Mission Manor – 3bdrm south facing unit – 2 baths – in suite w/d – downtown area – close to West Coast Express - $1075/mo+elec

UPPER/LOWER SUITES – MISSION Fleming – large 1bdrm suite - $650/mo incl utils Wren St – 2bdrm above ground lower suite - shared w/d - $750/mo incl utils Wren St – 2 bdrm upper suite – spacious bright – shared w/d - $850/mo incl utils Egglestone – 2bdrm lower suite – newer home – shared w/d – fenced b/y - $750/ mo+shared utils *MOVE IN NOW – DON’T PAY UNTIL JULY 1ST * Dunbar St – 2bdrms – near new home – F/S no W/D - $800/MO incl cable Bailey – near new 3bdrm suite in area of higher end homes – no thru road – park nearby - $875/mo + shared utils – no W/D – unbeatable value! Bailey – spacious 3bdrm lower suite – large kitchen w/ dining area – private patio area - $1025/mo+shared utils Williams Ave – spacious 3bdrm top floor of house with fenced b/y – freshly updated - cov’d south facing sundeck – 2 full baths – double garage - $1200/mo + shared utils

HOUSES McRae St – 2bdrm+den townhome in Spencer Estates – 1089 sq ft - 2 full baths – gas f/p – walk out patio and greenspace – single garage – 5 appl – b-in vac - $1175/ mo+utils Stave Lake Rd – 3 bdrm rancher with bsmnt rec room down - det’d gar - fenced yard - $1250/mo 7th Ave – 3 bdrm + 1.5 baths – 3 level split home – rec room down – gas f/p on main & lower floor – cov’d deck – fenced yard – RV parking – det’d single garage/shop - $1500/mo + utils Clegg St – near new home with 3bdrms & 2 baths up & partly finished bsmnt – det’d double garage – many lovely features – 5 appliances - small low maintenance yard - $1550/mo + utils Bracken St – 4bdrm+1.5 baths & recroom – totally upgraded cottage inspired with extensive use of pine on the walls throughout – gorgeous new kitchen & main bath, laminate, doors – almost everything as well as new furnace & central air – fenced large lot w/great deck overlooking level yard – encl garage – good storage – RV parking – great central location near Centennial Park – 7 appliances - $1675/mo – PETS NEG Johnson Rd – ACREAGE – Dewdey area – 15 mins east of Mission - 5bdrm 3 baths – 8.76 level acres – 2315 sq ft bsmnt entry home – double garage – 1 wood f/p – 1 pellet f/p – 5 appl – 1 year lease – sm pet OK - $1750/mo Hood Ave – 4 or 5 bdrm + 3full baths – 3 yr new home – end of no thru road – appx 2800 sq ft – double garge – 5 appl - $1700/mo+utils – N/P – non smokers – 1 yr lease

STORAGE/WAREHOUSE - MISSION Johnson Rd – Dewdney – 12 minutes east of Mission - Triple bay shop with power – for storage or workshop only – no mechanical or business front permitted - $600/mo

UPPER/LOWER SUITES - ABBOTSFORD Sandpiper Dr – 2bdrm – 1 bath – shared w/d – walk out fenced yard – backs onto elementary school field & green belt beyond – nice W. Abbotsford location - $750/mo + shared utils

APARTMENTS - ABBOTSFORD

Old Yale Heights – 33960 Old Yale Rd 2bdrm 2 bath - 853 sq ft - 3 yr old building near the 5 corners of downtown Abbotsford – bright 3rd floor south facing unit - modern colors & tasteful finishing - $925/mo $50 move in/out fee applies – No pets – non smokers * MOVE IN NOW – DON’T PAY UNTIL JULY 1ST * — TEMPO —

8080

Electrical

WE LOVE SMALL JOBS All Work Guar. 604 220-8347 www.HighOutletElectric.ca

#22047

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

8130

Handyperson

DON THE HANDYMAN Retired Carpenter. All Jobs Big or Small. Carpentry, Plmb, Elec. 604-807-5334

8155

Landscaping

COL-RIC CONTRACTING • Excavating • Dumptrucking • Landscaping • Fencing

•turf instalation (top soil spreading •mini excavator • dump truck service • retaining walls • fencing • concrete breaker • land clearing • demolition

* #324 – 2bdrm – 2 bath – 885 sq ft – $1150/mo * SW Exposure * Corner Unit * * #116 – 1bdrm – 587 sq ft – West Facing – $825/mo * #228 – 1bdrm+den – 686 sq ft – South Facing – $865/mo * 6 Stainless Steel Appliances * Granite Countertops * * Elec f/p * Exercise Room * (Min 6 month lease)

Please call your

FRASER VALLEY HOME TEAM

604-820-8888 • www.andersonavenue.com

6620

Warehouse/ Commercial

COMMERCIAL STORE FRONTAGE FOR LEASE

Yale Road in Chilliwack 1400 sq.ft. with large bay door available Immediately M.Y. Mini Storage 604-703-1111 WAREHOUSE & office space for lease, up to 12,000sf of Warehouse and 3,200sf of executive offices. Available Aug 15, 2010 Chillwack. Call 604-991-7200

8205

❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏

Summer rate $25. Clean-ups Hedge & Tree Pruning Cedar Fence Repairs Lawn Mowing Allen Block Retaining Walls Power Washing/Raking Call Henri 604-309-1492

8160

Lawn & Garden

Paving/Seal Coating

ALLEN Asphalt, concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187

8225

Power Washing

All Corners Pressure Washing Residential or Commercial Reasonable Rates 604-854-9599 / 820-7099 DWIGHTS MAINTENANCE homes stratas, etc. 778-880-0954 www.dwightsmaint.com

8235

Recycling

Capt’n Crunch auto wrecking ltd.

Recycling all but food waste ✦ Wood Products ✦ Tires ✦ Construction Waste

CEDAR GROVE Landscape & Maint.

We pay for Scrap Metal

brought to our yard

✦ Scrap Car Pick Up ✦ Rolloff Containers

Auto Wrecking Recycling 604-855-1644 604-852-1296 34314 Vye Rd., Abbotsford

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

Happy Place Garden Services • Gardening • Pruning • Landscaping Call604-615-4356 604-866-0526 Call

happyplacegardenservices@gmail.com

Adams Yardcare Services: Great Rates! Hedges, Lawns, Pruning etc. Adam 778-899-4162

8175

Masonry

★ FREE ESTIMATES ★ Brick, Block, Cultured Stone & Glass Block. Willie 604-612-1600

8185

Moving & Storage

Close to University, Hospital and freeway

— LATITUDE — 2233 MacKenzie Rd., Abbotsford

WANTED STORAGE In barn for boat & motorhome, ideally in under used barn close to Abbts or Chwk. Reas rent 604-756-0239

604-290-8845 823-2382 or 795-1027

33546 Holland Ave., Abbotsford

6 appliances * secured parking *#303R - 2bdrm 2bath 830 sqft $1000/mo * (Min. 6 month lease – $50 move in fee)

Wanted To Rent

HOME SERVICES www.AbacusElectric.ca Res & comm. 40 yrs exp. 1 stop! Reas. rates! 778-988-9493. Reg. 97222

APARTMENTS

6615

POPEYE’S MOVING 604-783-6454 Vancouver 604-377-2503

www.popeyesmovingbc.com

8195

• Countertop Resurfacing • Bathtub & Tile Reglazing • Cabinet Door Re-Facing • Finishing Carpentry 604-825-3884 Toll Free: 1-877-668-4164 www.almegaresurfacing.com

8255

Rubbish Removal

FAMILY MAN w/truck for yard & home clean ups, light moves, odd jobs & scrap rem. 604-820-2383.

Need a Landscaper?

Painting/ Wallpaper

PRIDE PAINTING 3 Room Spring Special

$299

Call Rob to book today 604-819-5693

Interior and Exterior Painting

Find one in the Home Services section


THE TIMES FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 2010

AUTOMOTIVE Auto Miscellaneous

9125

Domestic

GRAD SPECIALS 2001 Hyundai Tiburon SE

07 RAINIER LITE

20’ aluminum frame, smooth wall

4 cyl, auto, leather, factory roof, loaded, 131 km..... $4,475

2001 Honda CRV

$12,900

4 cyl, suto f/load, new tires, safety checked, 199 km .. $6,325

2005 Pontiac Sunfire

2 dr, 5 spd, factory roof & wheels, service history... $4,150

2001 PT Cruiser Ltd Ed

4 cyl, 5 spd loaded, 171 km......................... $3,750

2002 Saturn SG2

3 dr, 4 cyl, 5 spd loaded, 130 km......................... $3,595

2000 Chevy Blazer LT

4 dr, 4 cyl, fully loaded, 183,500 km.................. $4,375

07 WILLIAMSBURG

tent trailer with slide & shower

11,900

$

08 PALIMINO LITE TENT TRAILER high wall, slide & shower

12,900 08 MALIBU EXPANDABLE bunks, 2 slides, alum. frame, smooth wall $ 17,900 $

07 CIRRUS 27

slide, alum. frame, smooth wall

15,900 05 COACHMAN 248 bunks $11,900 07 DUTCHMAN LITE $

2002 Chrysler Sebring LTD

Convertible, V6 auto, loaded, 132 km......................... $5,860

crossover, 3 queens & slide $

2001 Toyota Corolla LE

15,900

AUTOS

4 cyl, auto, loaded, 173 km......................... $4,745

604-795-5454

DL# 9898

9125

Domestic

1992 GEO METRO. Auto, 4 drs. 190,000 km. New head gasket & radiator. Aircared until June ’11. $1,500 obo. Call 778-285-9324

2000 Ford Crown Victoria

Engines (gas)

14995

$ .......................................

Transmissions

..........................................

49

$

Starters

$

Alternators

$

Elec Distributors

$

.......................................... ..........................................

95

17

95

2495 $ Computers(ECM)..... 1495 ..........................................

Hours: 8:30am-5pm 7 Days A Week www.pickapart.ca

604-866-2434 DL: 30849

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

9130

4999

$

420, 4x4, semi-auto Call JASON at

604.826.6201

Do you want to sell your RV?

Scrap Car Removal

604-615-7175 #1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $100 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673 FREE SCRAP car & truck removal. Top $$ paid for all. No wheels - no problem. 604-615-7175

STEVE TOWING SERVICES Scrap Car Removal. We Pay $$ for all cars. Call 778-316-7960

AutoCreditFast Call Stephanie for an instant approval on your next auto loan. $

All Makes & Models, New & PreOwned

0 Down & we make your 1st Payment o.a.c. dit...OK! Poor Cre y...OK! Bankruptc n...OK! ssio Reposse uyer...OK! B e 1st Tim K! loyed...O p DLN 30309 m E Self 1238002_0518

9160

THE SCRAPPER

Sports & Imports

9522

No Application Refused or 1-877-792-0599 or apply online

www.autocreditfast.ca (we are secure & confidential)

Motorhomes/RVs

9522

Motorhomes/RVs

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

9155

E

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1992 MAZDA B2200, double cab, burgundy, good cond, air cared. $2800. Lang. 604-888-6075

97 DODGE CARAVAN

$ 1,895 04 FORD F250 crew cab, 4x4, gas $ 9,876.54 96 SATURN SL2 $ 4 dr auto 1,695 00 GMC JIMMY $ 3,895 00 MAZDA 626LX $ V6 3,995 02 CHEV SILVERADO $ 6.0L, 5 sp, 2WD 8,495 HOLLANDER AUTO SALES

9145

1795

1,995

2008 HONDA ATV

2001 BUICK CENTURY. 59,000 km. Original elderly 1 owner. Mint cond. 6 cyl, 4 drs. Loaded. $6,500 obo. 778-278-1997 (Langley)

WEEKLY SPECIALS June 19 - June 25, 2010

Northwoods, quad seats

31581 South Fraser Way

Runs perfect, AirCared, mint interior, a/c,pwr pkg,124,000 km,75hp nitrous boost, dual 2.5 exhaust, Posi, very clean. $4250 obo. Call 604.316.4342

OVER A THOUSAND VEHICLES TO CHOOSE FROM

98 FORD WINDSTAR $

8140 Young St., Chilliwack

Parts & Accessories

SELF-SERVE DISCOUNT AUTO PARTS

2004 Dodge SX 2.0

4 dr, auto, loaded, 111 km......................... $4,000

9135

1245762_0618

9105

2006 HONDA Civic DX Coupe $13,500. Auto, PWR Locks & Windows, heated mirrors, digital dash, 4 new tires, new brakes, Honda Serviced. NO Accidents. 100k. Great on gas, many extras. Coq. Call ★ 604-868-3128

9145

Scrap Car Removal

1996 GMC Jimmy, 4x4, V6, 4dr, AC, aircared, good cond, no accid. $2000 obo. 604-582-5000 1998 GMC 2500 SL Sierra, Ext’d Cab, 5.7 Vortek Eng, 2WD, 134K’s, all power, air, elec brakes, tow hitch, air cared,$6,500obo 604-826-1041

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1-866-843-8955 604-792-1221 Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm 7 Days A Week www.pickapart.ca No Wheels No Problem

NEW GREAT West Van LegendDiesel, elec, sofa, generator. $94,983. (stk. 27862) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL#2844

9540

Trailers/Tents/ Campers

2006 MITSUBISHI Eclipse GT V6 loaded auto, leather, sr, 2 set tires, $16,300. D9256 604-768-8762

9522

Motorhomes/RVs

NEW ADVENTURER 950BBunk slide, thermopane windows, a/c, loaded. $24,983. (stk. 27805) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL#2844

1999 FORD 250XL, auto, 8cyl, 210K, long box, bed liner, trlr pkg. extra cab, $9000, 604-467-4188

9160

Sports & Imports

1988 GMC MH 140 K, slp 6, 21FT tub, awning, ac, fridge, t pkg, stereo, $10,500. 604-463-4831 1999 CORSAIR 30ft, 5th wheel large slideout, sleeps 5-6, new condition. $24,900 604-465-9512

AirCared, fully loaded, leather, heated seats, pw, pl, alarm, pwr sunroof, pwr seats, CD, new tires & brakes, 228,000 km, runs well. $3000 obo.

604.845.5010

1992 NISSAN Maxima, fully loaded, automatic, air-cond, power windows, power seats, climate control, keyless entry. $1500.00. Call 604-852-3456.

2002 NISSAN Altima 2.5 S, auto, loaded, pwr pkg, burgundy, $6600. D9256 604-768-8762

NEW AUTUMN Ridge 315RKSrear kitchen, $22,983. (stk. 27268) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL#2844

Accelerate your car buying

1990 MERCEDES 560 SEL

1226545_0330

Pick A Part Used Auto Parts 43645 Industrial Way Chilliwack BC V2R 4L2

2003 ADVENTURER 22ft RV, 84K km’s, slps 6, new tires, Exc Cond $28,500 604-819-6130

2005 29’ JAYCO Trailer. like new, bunk beds, Awning, lrg storage, slide, A/C, $21,000 604-792-9210

604-792-1221

Removal FREEScrap/Car

2002 MONACO La Palma 35 foot 'Class A' motorhome. Ford chassis. Loaded! $63,000 obo. Serious enquiries. 604-464-8507

2003 32’ Cougar by Keystone 5th wheel. In exc cond; two large slides; lots of solid oak cabinets, oak table w/4 oak chairs; 2 arm chairs, ent. unit; a/c, furnace; hydraulic front jacks; large awning; heated underbelly; corner shower; queen bed, closet, dresser; new washer/dryer; lg living room window; skylight; too many extras to mention. $21,000. 604.316.1018 1991 PROWLER 5th whl 25.5 gd cond everything works, new tires, 2 6V batt’s. $6200 obo. 604-795-6302 1996 26’ Komfort 5th whl, 13’ slideout, excl cond, N/S, alum ext, awning & slideout awning. new tires, brakes, hotwater & toilet. a/c, skylights, dual fridge, furnace, micro, 4 burner stove, All in 1 bth w/ tub, walk around queen bd, hitch incl if req’d. $17,900. 604-701-6252 or 604-798-3966 47325 Mountain Pk Dr Little Mnt TENT TRAILER $400, for behind Motorcycle or sm car. good cond. ready to go, call 604-864-6115

Want to Downsize Your Gas Guzzler? Find your answer in the Abbotsford Times Classifieds – in print and online!

HOUR 2Service From Call

Family Owned & Operated

(604) 209-2026 2003 TOYOTA Corolla S, 5 spd, pl, cd, ac, silver, spoiler 105K,, $7400 D9256 604-768-8762

Advertise in the Classifieds to find plenty of people looking for an RV like yours!

Place Your Ad for

3 Lines – 4 Times

$

46

11 Papers!

To place an ad, please call 604-850-9600.

A43

HE RE $$ MONEY $$

We Pay Up To $500 Cash For Some Scrap Cars, Trucks & Machinery. FREE PICK-UP No Wheels - No Problem!

Gerry

604 612-7182

2005 TOYOTA Echo, 4 door hatch back, 5 spd, only 72K, $5800, D9921 ..1-877-855-6522 Located in Abbotsford 2006 SMART FOR Two, diesel, 38K, exterior silver & black, $9500, 604-820-4119 2007 SUZUKI SX4-JX h/b, auto, 41k, front wheel drive, options pkg, $6300 Firm. 604-538-9257

AUTOMOTIV

E

06 CIVIC. Run s great. 34 MP G, 30k miles. Call Jim 555-3210.

Go to http://classified.van.net or call 604-850-9600


A44 FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 2010 THE TIMES

INVENTORY SELL-OFF!

HUGE SAVINGS on quality-built, brand new condos at Tamarind Westside! Move in now and beat the HST! Check out these examples, then visit our show suite to view all sale-priced homes!

Unit Type Size BUILDING ONE:

102 318 404 407

H H H B

BUILDING TWO:

103 222 224 325 423

C2 C2 D1 F E

Description

740 740 740 633

1 Bdrm + Den 1 Bdrm + Den 1 Bdrm + Den 1 Bdrm

626 626 626 460 532

1 Bdrm + Den 1 Bdrm + Den 1 Bdrm + Den Junior 1 Bdrm 1 Bdrm

Extra Features

Original Price

Sale Price

SAVINGS

$209,900 $179,900 $30,000 Granite/Tile Bkspl/2 stalls $214,900 $189,900 $25,000 Gran./Tile Bkspl/W&D/Sm.Top Rnge/2 stalls $229,900 $199,900 $30,000 Granite/Tile Bkspl/MB Vault.Ceiling/2 stalls $199,900 $169,900 $30,000

Granite

Granite Tile Backsplash Granite

Granite/Tile Bkspl/LR Vault.Ceiling

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Athletic director says doping abuse not likely at UFV CAM TUCKER camtuckertimes@gmail.com

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t’s unlikely, but not out of the question that steroid use may be a problem with the University of the Fraser Valley Cascades student athletes, said the school’s athletic director Rick Nickelchok. “It’s possible, but I doubt it very much,” he said. “If you look at the statistics, steroids are associated with certain sports, football being one of them.” Nickelchok made the statement three days after his alma mater, the University of Waterloo, suspended its entire football program for the 2010-2011 season after nine players tested positive for doping violations. One player, Nathan Zettler,

“Now that there is going to be a further investigation in terms of processes and managing this whole thing, there is light at the end of the tunnel.” – Rick Nickelchok, UFV athletic director

– JEAN KONDA-WITTE/TIMES

was charged by Waterloo Regional Police for possession of steroids and human growth hormones for the purposes of trafficking.

“Over the last 20 years, there have only been four cases of [doping violations] in basketball and none in soccer,” said Nickelchok.

“Steroids, with our sports, are highly unlikely.” The U of Waterloo was part of the biggest doping bust in Cana-

dian Interuniversity Sports history, and has once again brought to the forefront the issue of banned substances, including steroids, and the need to strengthen drug testing at the collegiate level. “This situation illustrates that the CIS doping control program needs to be strengthened to ensure a level playing field and protect the rights of the vast majority of student athletes who respect the rules and compete clean,” said CIS CEO Marg McGregor in a release. According to the CIS rules on drug testing, all student-athletes are eligible for testing with approximately four per cent of the 10,000 athletes nationwide being tested each year. With the cost at $1,000 per test, Nickelchok said he feels the current policy is “appropriate” in terms of how many student athletes are tested each year. “The determination of the number of tests is driven by cost, which is No. 1, as well as the sports that are associated with these types of drugs,” he said. see DRUGS, page A47

Rebels are showing what they’re made of Showdown with Nanaimo tonight at MSA Arena CAM TUCKER camtuckertimes@gmail.com

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Valley Rebels’ Matt Worpolk, left, drives around a Burnaby Burrards defender in lacrosse action Friday night at MSA Arena. The Rebels lost to the top-ranked Burnaby team 8-6. After a slow start this season, the Rebels have climbed into fifth in the WCSLA standings. They take on Nanaimo tonight at MSA Arena at 7 p.m.

arlier in the season, the Valley Rebels of the West Coast Senior Lacrosse Association didn’t look like they had much of a cause. Now, they have plenty. A slow start to the season highlighted by two blowout losses to the Royal City Capitals and the Ladner Pioneers, as well as the injury bug, had the Rebels reeling. But that has turned around of late. “Shaun McRae, who was one of our leading scorers is out with a bad back and one of our other leading scorers blew his knee out at the end of the last season,” said the team’s vice-president, general manager and goalie Cam Janzen. “Two pretty potent offensive guys out of the lineup really hurt us. We’ve added some more fire power just by picking up some free agents so it gives us that much more.” Winners of the two of the last three games – the loss a heartbreaking 8-6

defeat at the hands of the top-ranked Burnaby Burrards last week and a bounce back 13-11 win over Royal City at Queens Park Arena on Sunday afternoon - the Rebels have climbed back into striking distance of third place in the league with a pivotal game tonight against the Nanaimo Timbermen at MSA Arena in Abbotsford. “It’s a huge game,” said Janzen. “We’ve always played them tough and it should be a really good game.” Tonight’s clash between the two teams will be the first time the two have faced each other since May 15. The Rebels lost that game by a score of 10-8, but were deadlocked with the Timbermen until a late-game brawl, which resulted from Janzen being run over beside his net, put Valley at a disadvantage because a player came off the bench to join the fracas. Nanaimo made the Rebels pay, but Janzen said he likes his team’s chances heading into tonight’s rematch. “We just basically have to get our offence going,” he said. “With the new offensive guys we’ve added to our lineup, we should take these guys. You never want to guarantee a win, but I like our chances. “We have the talent in the room, we just need to get on the same page.” Tonight’s game between the Rebels and Timbermen begins at 7 p.m. from MSA Arena in Abbotsford.


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Slugging it out with the Cardinals Undrafted but undaunted, Sherban having breakout year CAM TUCKER camtuckertimes@gmail.com

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t’s h a rd t o ov e r l o o k Ca r t e r Sherban. The Abbotsford Cardinals slugger, who looks more like a football player, is having the best season of his young baseball career, and yet he went unnoticed at the MLB draft last week. So it seemed appropriate on Tuesday night when he belted his second home run of the season against the Fraser Valley Chiefs, perhaps to let the scouts know he’s still out there. “It’s a sign of relief actually,” he said. “If you’re stressing out you hit the ball, it goes far and it feels good.” But Sherban, an 18-year-old soonto-be-grad of Abbotsford Collegiate, is anything but stressed about his baseball career. “I had a feeling I wasn’t going to go this year,” he said of the draft. “My Grade 11 year wasn’t the greatest, and when I went to Arizona and I didn’t do as well . . . But for me [there’s always] next year.”

– JEAN KONDA-WITTE/TIMES FILE

Infielder Carter Sherban jumps safely back to first base in an earlier Cardinals game at Delair Park. Tuesday he belted his second home run of the season. He then graciously passed along his compliments to long-time teammate and friend Bryan Arthur, who was drafted in the 49th round by the New York Yankees. “That’s a huge pat on the back for him,” said Sherban, a Boston Red Sox fan. And perhaps Sherban can use the Red Sox as motivation. For 86 years, the storied franchise

had more than its share of struggles before winning the World Series in 2004 and again in 2007. From his own perspective, Sherban seems to have taken his cue for a breakout season after struggling last year as a rookie in the B.C. Premier Baseball League. “It’s just more experience,” he said. “Being a Grade 11 and coming up to the senior team where there are kids

older than you and who can throw harder, it’s just a huge step up.” Working on improving his swing with head coach Andy Rempel has also paid dividends. “His swing has changed a lot since the fall,” said Rempel. “For him, it’s just putting a nice, short swing on the ball and hitting it hard and that’s all he does.” His second long ball of the season puts him into a tie for second in the league in that category. But he’s also been pitching well for the Cards this year, too. In just over six innings of relief appearances this season, Sherban has yet to allow a run, while striking out 15 batters. His ability to hit and pitch ensures coaches at Indian Hills Community College in Iowa, where Sherban will attend this fall, will have some tough decisions ahead of them. “Depending on the how the coach wants to use him, he could use him like we do as a closer where he plays the whole game, we don’t lose his bat and he comes in and shuts the door for us,” said Rempel. Either way, Sherban said he just wants to play ball. “I’m just going to come out everyday, try as hard as I can and accomplish my goals.”

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UFV on guard after U of Waterloo drug bust

Seven Abbotsford football players and one from Mission have been named to the U18 Team BC that will represent the province at the 2010 Football Canada Cup to be held at Acadia University in Wolfville, N.S. from July 10-17. Football BC announced the list of 40 players on Wednesday, with the Terry Fox Ravens having the most representation on Team BC with seven players followed by the W.J. Mouat Hawks with six. Hawks’ quarterbacks Cam Bedore and Braden Churly, defensive back, Deion Bain, wide receivers Desmond Bassi and John Watson, kicker Nick Naylor were named from Mouat, along with Abby

Collegiate QB Carson Williams and Mission Secondary defensive back Tanner Pearce. “The 40 players selected represent who we feel will give Team BC the best opportunity to compete against the top under-18 football players from across Canada,” said general manager Larry Reda. The team leaves for Nova Scotia on July 9 and will play their opening game on Sunday, July 11 against Ontario East at 3:30 p.m. PT. See www.playfootball. bc.ca/pdfs/2010_football_ canada_cup_schedule.pdf. – STAFF REPORTER

Rampage runs roughshod on diamond The Mission Rampage won the Peewee C District 8 Softball Championship last weekend. In the first game they lost to the Langley Black Ice 4-2 but came back to take the next four games; 12-6 over the Langley Blitz, 8-5 over the Langley Red Bulls, and two wins over the Black Ice 18-14 and 14-6. Members of the team include Madison Morton, Jordyn Tubbs, Emily Shurey, Breya McChesney, Greg Borchert, Stephanie Laidman, Myron Berg, Samantha Brown, Anthony Forstbauer, Paige Kleindienst, Kyla Borchert, Gillian Forstbauer, Lauren Berg, Sammy Balliet and Jessica Perry.

Clarification on the Yankees

A story in the June 11 issue of the Times stated that the boys on the Abbotsford Yankees hardball team won gold in the recent Bill Hyde Tournament. The Yankees is not just a boys’ team, as there is one girl, Sarah Thiessen also playing on the team. – STAFF REPORTER

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“The sanctions are determined by the CCES in cooperation with [World Anti-Doping Association],” he said. “If a student athlete tested positive, it’s not that they’re necessarily a bad person, they’ve made a bad mistake.” Nickelchok added that despite his disappointment what happened at the University of Waterloo, he hopes it can be turned into a positive situation. “Now that there is going to be a further investigation in terms of processes and managing this whole thing, there is light at the end of the tunnel.”

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not only at our level, but internationally . . . there’s very little usage of performance enhancing drugs. “If anything, you could probably see more along the lines of inadvertent use.” But there should be less chance of accidental use of a banned substance, which has been known to be found in over-the-counter medication for such things as the common cold, because student athletes at UFV, as well across the CIS, have to go through a drug education program, which can now be found online, said Nickelchok. He added that if someone competing for UFV does test positive for banned substances, they would be suspended from the athletic program, but not from the academic institution.

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“Unfortunately you can’t test everybody all the time. “I think you would find that if there were more incidents of drug use that the numbers of tests would be increased to reflect the reality.” Nickelchok added that he believes drug testing will increase in sports such as football, where bulk and superior strength are must haves. “Where there is a history of drug use, I think there will be more testing done. “There will be more requests for more involvement from the institutions themselves because historically we’re not involved as an institution.”

Student athletes are tested in accordance with the rules of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program in co-operation with the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sports (CCES), but Nickelchok, a former student athlete himself, believes the scandal at the University of Waterloo will produce more outcry for universities and colleges to provide funding for testing. But for a smaller school such as UFV, which is spread out over several campuses in the Fraser Valley, including Abbotsford and Mission, investing more money into drug testing is anything but cost feasible. “We don’t have that kind of resource available in our program to do it,” said Nickelchok. “And again, we’re talking about sports that

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ecretary treasurer Mark Lee is not the only person to have left the Abbotsford School District’s financial department within the past year and a half. Lee replaced the district’s former secretary treasurer, George Murray, who left the post on Dec. 31, 2008, after being on the job for eight and a half years.

“It’s a complex and diverse porfolio. There’s a lot of pressure from the funding side, from the taxpayer side – the public sector is not a cake walk anymore.” – George Murray former secretary treasurer

Lee started his job as secretary-treasurer with the school district August 1, 2009, and last week, the district announced his departure. Last year, the district’s director of finance Gordon Swanson also left his job. Murray, now the director of finance with Fraser Valley Regional District, said the school district post he held is challenging. The position includes not only managing a multi-million dollar budget – Abbotsford School District’s is close to $160

million for the 2010-2011 year – but also includes operations, human resources, transportation, payroll, purchasing and other areas, he said. “It’s a complex and diverse portfolio. There’s a lot of pressure from the funding side, from the taxpayer side – the public sector is not a cake walk anymore,” Murray said from Chilliwack on Monday. He added there were no “untoward” reasons why he left the job to take another closer to his Chilliwack home. “It was nice to get off the freeway. Now it’s a 10-minute drive [to work],” he said. Lee, too, said in an e-mail there was nothing “untoward” in his departure, but had no further comment. He returns to Trinity Western University this fall as an adjunct professor to teach three courses in TWU’s school of business, as he did in the 2009-10 school year. As to why Lee and Swanson left, neither the Abbotsford school district administration nor the board of education is saying if the two left their jobs of their own accord, or were asked to leave, or if they received severance payouts. School district spokesman Dave Stephen cited privacy considerations. “ We would not discuss labour/personnel matters due to employee-employer confidentiality, as well as out of respect for those involved,” he wrote in an e-mail on Monday.

– RAFE ARNOTT/TIMES

Anika Bush and mom Vanessa Fleury enjoyed some recent sunshine by cooling off in the fountain outside Abbotsford City Hall. Environment Canada is calling for a mixture of sun, clouds and rain over the weekend with highs to 18 C and lows of 11 C.

Con Air takes off in Abbotsford Flight risk: cost negligible considering consequences RAFE ARNOTT RArnott@abbotsfordtimes.com

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olice escorted two violent offenders back to Alberta on a WestJet flight from Abbotsford to Edmonton Thursday morning. It was the first time Abbotsford Police have participated in the so-called “con-air” flights. “The program returns people wanted on warrants from outside British Columbia back to those jurisdictions where they are wanted to deal with their criminal proceedings,”

Const. Ian MacDonald said, adding the two men being flown out have extensive police histories. “One is listed as a B.C. high-risk violent offender and is currently wanted out of Edmonton for 11 offences,” MacDonald said. The Vancouver Police Department initiated the program in B.C. in January 2008 after sending back Michael Brennan, a London, Ont. man wanted for assault and bodily harm with a weapon. While the APD prides itself on being an innovator, MacDonald said the department does borrow ideas on occasion. “If someone else out there in law enforcement has a good idea, certainly we’re not adverse to stealing or adopting that idea if it’s working,” he said. see FLIGHTS, page A8

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MONTH OF JUNE

2009 HYUNDAI SANTA FE GL AWD 3.3L, V6, Auto, P/W, P/L, Air, Loaded, Only 19,000kms $ #H3285

24,877

2009 DODGE NITRO SLT 4X4 3.7L V6 Eng, P/W, P/L, Air, Auto, 4x4, Loaded $ #D9722

23,695

Super Saver

2010 DODGE CARAVAN

25,000 Kms, Sto n Go, Auto, Loaded $ #D3761

22,817

2009 HYUNDAI TUCSON GL 4X4 2.7L V6 Eng, P/W, P/L, Air, Auto, Heated Seats, Loaded

$

#H3968

22,868

This Weeks

2007 DODGE RAM 1500 SLT

Quad Cab, 4X4, Lifetime Warranty, V8 5.7 Litre HEMI, Auto $ #D6520

21,878

2006 HYUNDAI AZERA

3.8L, 4 Door sedan, LIFETIME WARRANTY $

17,877

#H2163

2008 MAZDA 3 GT

Auto, Fully Loaded, 24,000kms, One Owner $

2007 LIBERTY JEEP SPORT

4x4, manual, V6, 3.7 L

17,899

#I5593

2006 CHEVROLET EQUINOX LT AWD

2007 FORD ESCAPE XLT SPORT

V6, P/W, P/L, P/G, Air, Auto, only 70,000kms and loaded

2WD, Auto, Pwr Group, Low kms #F3745

$

17,898

$

#J7138

17,877

stk #F3349

$

#G4243

16,877

2009 FORD F150

4.6L 16V, 2WD, auto, V8, 4x2 long box, limited slip rear axle, $ only 12,000kms #D5414

17,888

2007 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN STO N GO, 40,000kms #D8555

$

14,898

2008 Ford Escape XLT 2006 HYUNDAI SANTA FE GL

4 Dr SUV, AWD, AUTO, 2.7L #H8215

14,888

$

2005 HYUNDAI SANTA FE GL

2.4L 4 Cyl, Power Group, Air, Only 64,000kms, Manual $ #H0684

11,898

2003 NISSAN MURANO SL AWD

V6, Air, Power Group, Air, Auto, Loaded $ #I2594

3.0L, V6, P/W, P/L, Air, Auto

14,898

$

V6, P/W, P/L, Air, Auto, Quad Seating, Only 70,000kms. #G3189

$

11,898

2.0L 4 Cyl, Auto, 4 Door, Pwr Group $ #H6750

13,898

14,877

2006 PONTIAC MONTANA

2009 HYUNDAI ELANTRA GL

2008 DODGE CALIBER SE 4cyl., 2.0L, Auto, CD player #D9714

$

11,877

2005 MAZDA 6

V6, P/W, P/L, Air, Only 80,000kms #I7486

23213 Lougheed Highway Maple Ridge www.mapleridgehyundai.com Toll Free 1.888.429.3543

$

10,888

2005 DODGE CARAVAN SE

Power Group, Air,Cruise Control DVD Entertainment #D4496A

SALES NOW OPEN

SUNDAYS

10:30am - 4:00pm

*Offer not valid on vehicles valued under $5,000.00. Some restrictions may apply. See dealer for complete details.

DL#7356

$

9,995

2007 FORD FUSION SEL

2.4L, 4 Cyl, Air, Auto, Power Group, Only 40,000kms #F8010

$

12,977

2005 CHEVROLET CAVALIER 2DR COUPE 4 cyl., Air, Auto, Only 58,000kms #G6015

$

6,995


Abbotsford Times June 18 2010  

Abbotsford Times June 18 2010

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