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Simone Blais sblais@thenownews.com Public safety first, and offender rehabilitation second. That’s what B.C.’s attorney general is arguing for in a letter obtained by The NOW, which urges the federal government to change the Criminal Code to make leaves and other institutional absences harder to obtain for people involved in homicides, sexual assaults or assaults causing bodily harm. Minister Barry Penner has written Attorney General of Canada Rob Nicholson to “express concerns about the need to protect public safety and the public interest” regarding the B.C. Review Board’s ability to issue dispositions for individuals who have been found not criminally responsible by reason of a mental disorder (NCRMD). The letter came on the heels of his decision Wednesday to revisit the B.C. Review Board decision to grant child killer Allan Dwayne Schoenborn escorted day trips into the TriCities community. Penner’s letter notes that the Criminal Code states review boards must take into consideration the need to protect the public from dangerous persons, the mental condition of the accused, the reintegration of the accused into society and other needs. “At the same time, the board must ensure that the dispositions are the least onerous and least restrictive to the person,” Penner writes. “British Columbia is of the view that these provisions do not adequately protect the public, and there is a need to amend the Criminal Code, both for the protection of the public and to ensure that public confidence

Allan Schoenborn has requested escorted leaves. in the justice system is not eroded.” Penner states that rather than having the focus on avoiding “onerous” restrictions on an individual involved in seriously violent crime, the Criminal Code should be changed to “give paramount consideration to public safety.” He also calls for at least two psychiatric opinions before the decision is made and that a review board should inquire as to the whereabouts of the victim of the offence prior to making any determination on whether absences should be granted. Penner could not be reached by The NOW’s deadline. Schoenborn killed his three young children — Kaitlynne, 10, Max, 8, and Cordon, 5 — while watching over them in Merritt in 2008, and was deemed NCRMD because of his long history with psychosis. Public outcry over the matter reached a feverish pitch this week after the family of Darcie Clarke, Schoenborn’s ex-wife, revealed the woman was living in Coquitlam and terrified for her life — and that the B.C. Review Board doctor who made the decision in Schoenborn’s case did not even know of the victim’s whereabouts.  CONT. ON PAGE 4, see DECISION.

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Port Moody residents can cast their votes Saturday on whether the city should adopt a bylaw to borrow up to $16 million to replace Fire Hall No. 1. If a majority votes yes in the referendum, the city will borrow funds to replace the fire hall at its current location on Ioco Road and Murray Street. Council will consider four repayment options for the debt, which will be borrowed over 30-years from the Municipal Finance Authority of B.C. Each option will impact property taxes with an estimated four-per-cent increase, or about $65 per average household for 30 years, to cover the annual debt payment of $1,045,000. The city wouldn’t be debt-free until 2042. If a majority votes no, council will consider other options to build a new fire hall. The one has structural damage and serves a population three times larger than when it was built in 1974. “I don’t think anybody can argue against the need to have the fire hall replaced,” Port Moody Mayor Joe Trasolini said. “I haven’t heard anybody say it. The issue comes with how you go about funding it and where.” The majority of council has chosen to locate a new fire hall on the present site, Trasolini added. “As such, that negates the opportunity to market that site for development and then use the proceeds to partially fund the construction on a different site. So right now, we have to deal with what  CONT. ON PAGE 4, see POLLS.

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t’s intended to prop up leadership skills while solidifying a sense of philanthropy, business savvy and social engagement. Tonight (Friday), dozens of students from Port Coquitlam’s Riverside Secondary will take part in a leadership conference that will see business experts, post-secondary instructors and municipal politicians grading them on their business pitches. The 70 students involved are part of the school’s multicultural leadership class, and the evening’s event will see the group divided up into five or six teams pitching their ideas to a roundtable of experts — referred to as speedcatchers — in a format similar to the CBC program Dragons’ Den. “Although all of my students have a lot of confidence in what they’re doing, I really want that confirmed for them through interacting with the mayor and with members of the business world,” said Catherine Yamamoto, who teaches students in grades nine through 12 in her leadership class. The intent behind each group’s business plan is to organize a charitable endeavour for earthquake relief efforts in Japan, and so far the group has come up with initiatives like badminton tournaments, a benefit concert and a rummage sale. Later tonight, they’ll get frank assessments on how viable and profitable their ideas are from representatives in the community who’ve been there and done that: Douglas College instructors, members of Port Coquitlam council and the Better Business Bureau and representatives from marketing firms Telecast Communications and Trainwest Management and Consulting, among others. “A good pitch has to be well thought out — it can’t be based on emotion,” said Trainwest Management and Consulting president Randy Hnatko, who will serve as one of the event’s speedcatchers. “You have to think about your concept, your market, your demographics, the thought process behind it all. It’s similar to a good business case but at this level, they may not be as sophisticated with it.” The intent and format behind tonight’s event shifted focus in recent weeks as a result of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit Japan last month. The conference was originally intended as a way to have each of Yamamoto’s students pitch ideas on sales and marketing strategies, but the class has

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The leadership class of teacher Catherine Yamamoto, left, is holding a series of fundraisers for Japanese earthquake relief. The first is a bake sale today (Friday). Students, from left, Tsuyoshi Hamanaka, Ellen Chang, Jenny Kim, Jade Wong and Lynn Quan show their community spirit. now decided to focus its efforts on fundraising. However, there’s no real difference between a successful plan in the business world or in the area of philanthropy — a good idea’s a good idea, regardless of the end goal. “They’re essentially the exact the same thing because in the end your goal is to make money, raise money and get your good idea across,” said Steve Hnatko, who serves as the marketing co-ordinator with Trainwest Management and Consulting. “The biggest thing is feasibility: is this something that people are going to buy into, or is it something that people feel they need to buy into? You have also to establish if there’s a consequence to not buying into it, and whether the consumer feels the consequence of not buying into it.” Feasibility and business sense aside, Randy Hnatko will also be looking for one critical element in each pitch — emotional control. “When you look at professionals versus amateurs,

professionals do the right stuff on a regular basis. They’ve got their emotions in control and that’s really what I’m looking for,” he said. “If someone is very emotional in that process and they haven’t thought it through, that can kill them in the whole process. I’m not saying you have to be robotic, but there’s a difference between passion and emotion.” Yamamoto said the outcomes from this year’s conference will likely stretch into the next school year as well, given the devastation in Japan. She intends on having her students continue to plan more fundraising activities before this school year is out and is confident next year’s group will do the same. “I’m hoping the speedcatchers have some ideas for the students and positive suggestions for things we can do in the future for the community,” she said. “My students are extremely strong and they’re very passionate about helping out.”

Metro mayors not happy with Coquitlam

Mayors in at least two other Metro Vancouver municipalities are condemning the City of Coquitlam for preventing a wide-reaching planning document from being approved. Coquitlam remains the only one of 24 member municipalities to not endorse Metro Vancouver’s regional growth strategy (RGS). As a result it will now be up to the province to decide on how to reach consensus — the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development will decide whether to go to non-binding resolution or binding arbitration of the dispute. “Binding arbitration is the last

resort, if you will, to get the issue resolved,” Mayor Richard Stewart said. “Unfortunately if the issue is resolved through binding arbitration, it is then binding on every other municipality in the region without their approval. That’s been our concern. We didn’t think that was appropriate.” In discussion and draft stages for years, the RGS is a planning document intended to prevent urban sprawl, plan transit-oriented developments and accommodate future growth. It requires unanimous approval from all 24 member municipalities. A press release issued by Metro Vancouver last week suggests that

Coquitlam’s refusal to sign on to the document will result in months of delays. The city’s concerns include land planning, local versus regional autonomy and how certain disputes between Metro Vancouver and member municipalities would get resolved in the future. The city raised those concerns during several of the draft stages dating back into last year, though a handful of the region’s mayors — who also serve as Metro Vancouver board members — seemed taken aback by Coquitlam’s current stance. “The comments across the table were, ‘How come there were no objec-

tions as we went along,” Port Moody Mayor Joe Trasolini said in an interview. “There are some issues there. The overwhelming majority of directors were shaking their heads as to why.” Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan, who chairs Metro Vancouver’s regional planning committee, sounded off on Coquitlam’s refusal to endorse the RGS in a Metro Vancouver press release. “In a strategy of this nature it is inevitable that municipalities will identify concerns with some of its  CONT. ON PAGE 4, see PORT MOODY.

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elements. With every municipality but one, we have been able to work through the specifics and arrive at mutually agreeable solutions,” Corrigan said. “In Coquitlam’s case, their objections seem far more directed at the intent of the legislation itself, rather than any particular components of the regional growth strategy. We have, at the regional level, bent over backwards in an effort to accommodate Coquitlam without success. It is clear that only binding resolution will provide a solution.” “It is indeed unfortunate that, after many years of hard work, consultation and collaborative problem solving, this important strategy is being held up,” added board chair and Delta Mayor Lois Jackson. Coun. Mae Reid, chair of the city’s land use committee, expressed frustration over those comments in particular. “It’s certainly not my way of doing business. I always believe there’s a time to sit down and discuss. I don’t believe this is the 11th hour,” she said. “I’ve been talking about this for two years. [These concerns] have been raised all along, so why they’re not getting it, I don’t

know.” Stewart echoed those statements, adding that the city made its objections to the plan known to Metro Vancouver “hundreds of times.” He also characterized Corrigan’s comments about Coquitlam’s handling of the RGS as “disingenuous.” “We’ve had these same issue with the RGS since Day 1 and for some reason, we haven’t been as successful as Burnaby at getting those resolutions,” he said. One of the last holdouts to endorse the RGS was Port Moody, though it endorsed the plan last Friday on the grounds that it be exempted from facilitating future growth until the Evergreen Line and Murray-Clarke Connector are built. “Metro Vancouver recognized that without the Murray-Clarke and the Evergreen Line construction, we have the right not to grow,” Trasolini said. “That’s a huge admission to Port Moody by the people that govern growth numbers in Metro Vancouver to say, ‘No, Port Moody, you’re right. You don’t have to adhere to our growth numbers if those two infrastructure [projects] are not delivered.’ It’s a great victory for us.”

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Man agrees to shut down porn website Jennifer McFee jmcfee@thenownews.com A U.K. man is taking down a pornography website that caused explicit images to show up alongside local school photos in Internet searches. As first reported in The NOW, the website had a similar address to a School District 43 site. Parents and children received a shock when they unwittingly pulled up graphic images on computer screens at home and at school. District staff had been puzzling over how to solve the problem until the U.K. man agreed to shut down his site. Information services manager Brian Kuhn said the man responded to the school district’s lawyer. “He was shocked that the content that he was publishing was intermingling with images from our website,” Kuhn said at Tuesday’s school board meeting. “As someone said, it’s interesting that there are pornographers with a social conscience out there. Fortunately, in this case, this person is.” Along with taking down his website, the U.K. man contacted the site’s New Yorkbased web hosting company. He asked the company to request that Google, Bing and Yahoo purge all traces of the explicit content. “That has not panned out for us yet and may take time. We’re not sure exactly how

that’s going to play out,” Kuhn said. “In addition … we’ve learned that a number of other bloggers have re-blogged content on this individual’s site before he took it down, so it has actually spread to other sites. So we have an additional challenge to face there.” While searching for solutions to the original online problem, Kuhn said he received “no practical assistance” from the Ministry of Education’s chief information officer. As well, the website hosting company and investors ignored requests from the school district’s lawyer. Before the man agreed to take down the site, Kuhn said the district had contacted the RCMP to see if they could pursue a criminal case. They said if there were evidence of an international crime — which would be difficult to prove — they would need to involve Interpol, the FBI and possibly law enforcement in the U.K. “It gets really simple at this stage,” Kuhn joked. Locally, staff researched technological solutions to control inappropriate Internet content at schools. “It is possible that the network management tools that are proposed in the budget for addressing the performance problems in the network can somewhat surgically help us remove the inappropriate images. In other words, we can block it for students. We can block it for others as well,

and they cannot show up in our schools,” Kuhn said. “Technology on its own, though, cannot fully protect our students from inappropriate materials on the Internet … As technology is increasingly used to enable and support our dream statement ‘learning without boundaries,’ the board will need to take reasonable steps to ensure the safest digital learning experience is possible for our students through guidelines, education … and by acquiring the best network management tools possible.” Supt. Tom Grant said kids should be taught to drive the Internet the same way they’re

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Port Moody should focus on cycling, not parking spaces “Port Moody looks at parking fees,” Wednesday, March 30. Aside from being melodramatic, I think Coun. Mike Clay’s fears about parking spaces in Port Moody are out of touch with reality. First, national trends indicate that we as a society are moving away from 22-foot-long vehicles and back to 14-foot ones. Second, Port Moody is one of the most walkable cities I have ever lived in and with model villages like NewPort To The and Suter Brook, pedestrian access to shopping areas is only getting better. Third, the transit system in Port Moody has made even out-of-reach places accessible. Fourth, I am not entirely sure where he thinks we will find more space for parking. Lex Luthor said it best when he explained “you can’t make more land.” This problem can be solved in one of two ways: more taxes to fund outrageous solutions to maintain

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dence in either party but would probably vote for n May 2 we will have a federal election to the Liberals. I think that it is important to choose decide our new government, and if I could vote, I would. If I was born a few weeks earlier and vote even if we don’t really love any of the parties. That is how our system works and we all have a I would be able to vote in this election, and I am responsibility. definitely disappointed that I will have to sit this one Sometimes you have to choose who out. you dislike the least instead of who you Unfortunately this has become the like the most. It is unfortunate, but you norm, as too many other Canadian just cannot have great candidates every youths are sitting out instead of making election. It’s the way she goes. a difference. Only 25 per cent of eligible It would be very cool if Canada had a voters between the ages of 18 and 24 political party that got youth excited to voted in the 2000 federal election. In vote, like what happened with Barack fact, since the 1980s, voting as a whole Obama and his Democrats. has dropped significantly, with only 64 My Generation The excitement he created made the per cent voting in the 2006 election. American youth feel like they could It is funny how much I wish I could Will Goldbeck make a difference, and even if political vote even though I really do not know reality has not let their ideas come to which party I would vote for. If I could fruition yet, it goes to show what a difference youth vote I would work hard to find out. I would read can make on election day. more, talk to different people and try to find out As a politician he reached out to the younger which parties’ policies I agreed or disagreed with generation and appealed to their needs and desires. in regards to taxes, health care, education and the Without the youth vote, Obama would not have won economy. the election in 2008. Of the three main parties I like the NDP least With all due respect to Stephen Harper, Michael because I believe that a lot of their policies would Ignatieff and Jack Layton, they do not really have the hurt the economy and jobs. Between the Liberals charisma of a Barack Obama. Canada needs someone and Conservatives, I don’t have abundant confi-

who can transcend generations and make people believe in what they are voting for. I think sometimes youth have to be less selfish when deciding to vote or not to vote. Some are worried that they might be picked for jury duty, others do not see the point and some are just too lazy. Whatever the reason I think adolescents should look at the big picture before they skip the polls. People in Libya are dying for the right to vote. Democracy is not an entitlement. It is a privilege, and to waste that privilege would be a shame. A lot of Canadians complain and whine about many things in our country, from taxes and health care to schools and foreign policy. I would like to know how many of these people actually voted. As far as I am concerned, if you had a chance to vote and chose not to, you might as well be quiet the next time you feel hard done by. That’s why you are given a vote: to make your voice heard and be part of the process that will decide our government. We all get one. Use it.

Will Goldbeck is a Grade 12 student at Port Moody Secondary.


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Vote in referendum Re: “Vote no on fire hall referendum,” letter to the editor, Wednesday, April 13. I agree with Cynthia van Ginkel that the No. 1 fire hall does need to be replaced as it is structurally unsound. I disagree that the new fire hall should be moved to an adjacent site and yes, I was one of the residents that expressed that view at a public meeting. I found the suggested location site for the new fire hall, near the ice rink, presented a danger to the public using the recreation complex and that the fire hall would not be as efficient at responding to calls at the new location compared to the current location. I do question why, when we have an election year, the city needed a separate referendum for the fire hall at a cost to taxpayers of an extra $40,000, when it could have been included on the election ballot — and whether the new fire hall structure really needs to cost the City of Port Moody $16 million. Whether you agree or disagree with the borrowing of $16 million to build a new fire hall and a tax increase every year for 30 years at four per cent to support this, get out and vote by April 16. Do not let 10 to 20 per cent of the Port Moody residents make your decision for you. Rosemary Small Port Moody

A vote for the NDP is a vote for the Bloc Are coalitions good or bad? I say, it all depends on which parties are involved. Would you vote for the NDP or the Liberals if you knew that the only way they could form a government would be to include the Bloc Québécois in a coalition? Current polls suggest that the election is not likely to result in much change in the standings in Parliament. All four parties will keep roughly the same To The share of seats as they did before the election. If that turns out to be true, the parties currently in opposition — the NDP, the Liberals and the Bloc — will attempt to govern by forming a coalition. Without the co-operation of the Bloc, the NDP and Liberals cannot command a majority in Parliament. What do you think the Bloc will want in return for helping the NDP-Liberal coalition? The Bloc has demonstrated that it only cares for one province. It doesn’t take much imagination to predict that the Bloc would hold any Liberal-NDP coalition hostage to their demands. Thus, a vote for the NDP is really a vote for the Bloc Québécois. Gary Mauser Coquitlam

How can Harper claim to be a conservative? One thing I can’t figure is how, exactly, Harper can claim to be conservative. The conservative approach is to live within your means (i.e. no deficits), to take prudent measures to avoid disaster (climate change, nuclear meltdown) and to respect the country’s institutions (Elections Canada, Statistics Canada, Parliament). Instead, we have the aforementioned Editor deficits, we’ve won Dinosaur of the Year twice running at the IPCC, the head of the Chalk River Reactor was fired for insisting on a backup generator, the head of Stats Canada resigned in protest at the minster’s lies about their findings, and Parliament can’t get the financial details they need to vote on the budget. I am a conservative — fiscally, at least — but I find myself having to vote for whoever has the best chance of unseating my local Tory. At the very least, that way Harper can’t change the election rules in his favour, like he tried to last time. Phil Northcott Coquitlam

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A reminder to all dog owners who use our parks and trails that the bags so thoughtfully provided by the City of Port Coquitlam are for bagging your dog poop and depositing them either into the trash cans placed along the trails or taking it home and disposing of it there. These bags are not meant to be thrown into the undergrowth hoping that they will somehow disappear or that someone else will pick them up. The Hyde Creek and adjacent trails are becoming littered with white plastic bags; in particular the bushes under the foot bridge between Chelsea Park and Lynnwood spanning Watkins Creek seems to be a favourite spot for tossing them. This is an environmentally sensitive stream that risks being polluted by the actions of a few irresponsible dog owners. Nigel Butterfield Port Coquitlam

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PoCo Wal-Mart application on hold Simone Blais sblais@thenownews.com “Always low” prices may never make their way to Port Coquitlam. An application to bring Wal-Mart to the city has been stalled for at least two weeks, after a report detailing the company’s rezoning wishes was dropped from Monday’s council agenda. Mayor Greg Moore said he delayed putting the report on the table because two councillors (Michael Wright and Mike Forrest) were absent from the meeting. The city’s smart growth committee — comprised of councillors, business representatives and citizen advisors — was split on its decision in terms of a recommendation to council. Development ser-

personal services, which are restricted to more pedestrian-friendly centres. Council could deny the application or hold a public hearing, which would entertain site-specific amendments known as “spot zoning” or text amendments that would allow personal and health services in all large-format highway commercial buildings. Moore stressed he would not presuppose what council will decide. “I’m not in favour of the staff recommendation to reject it right now,” he said, “but I’d like to see us move it forward so we can listen to the downtown and northside businesses, and we can listen to our residents on the land use.” If the rezoning application moves forward, a public hearing could happen as early as May.

vices director Laura Lee Richard’s report to the committee illustrated that staff recommended the application be denied. “We did have a split committee on the decision and one of the people that was on the split wasn’t there last night,” Moore said, adding that Wright sat on the committee that initially wrestled with the report. “In respect of his opinions, I felt we should hold off for two weeks.” The rezoning application seeks a 5,192square-foot Wal-Mart at 2150 Hawkins Ave. The site would also house a hair salon, photo studio, vision centre, nail salon and medical and insurance offices. The report notes how the Dominion Triangle is devoted to auto-oriented commercial development. Its large format commercial zoning typically excludes smaller-scale businesses like retail and

Lawsuit affects School District 43 Jennifer McFee jmcfee@thenownews.com School District 43 has received a writ of summons regarding summer school tuition, but trustees do not yet know what financial impacts could arise from a lawsuit. Former education minister Shirley Bond ordered school districts to stop charging tuition in 2007 for the courses, calling the fees illegal. The position of the plaintiffs’ lawyer is that if fees were

that we have received the writ of summons and it’s in the hands of the district lawyer,” Hyndes said at Tuesday’s

illegal in 2007, they were also illegal in previous years, subject to the statute of limitations. Since the plaintiffs won the right to proceed with the class-action suit in Vancouver, their lawyer planned to file applications for certification in other B.C. school districts. When asked about potential budgetary impacts if District 43 is named in the class-action suit, board chair Melissa Hyndes said members “don’t know what the impact will be at this time.” “The only statement that we can make at this time is

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One of the best raspberries for quality of berries and ease of maintenance is Tulameen. If you cut down all the canes to the ground when fruiting dwindles in fall you’ll have a latesummer and fall harvest. If you cut only the old canes and let the new ones alone, Tulameen will produce fruit in June and give you a small fall harvest too. Branching Out “Could you tell me about JoeGood large berries can be harAnne Marrison Pye weed? Would it grow nice vested in June from the Qualicum, and tall? I’d like to put something Malahat and Chilcotin varieties. against my back fence for privacy. How invaThese need to have the old fruited canes sive is it?” pruned out to leave space for the new canes Pat Pryce that will provide next June’s crop. Maple Ridge It’s important to buy and plant raspberries in early spring. Nurseries get in good selecSome kinds of Joe-Pye weed (Eupatorium) tions of canes in March or April based on how can get weedy, especially in moist soil. But many they expect to sell. By May, the most many people grow and love them because the popular kinds may be sold out. flowers last so long, many kinds are a good Viral infections often cause raspberries to go screen and they’re also a great nectar source downhill after years in the same spot. If posfor bees of all kinds. sible, it would be best to plant in an area that’s Eupatoriums can fit into a garden well, but never had raspberries in it. The new bed should be enriched with compost, Sea Soil or well-rot- you should check on them in spring and if the clump is getting too big, just cut around ted manure and, as you plant the raspberries, it with a sharp spade and remove the excess. spread out their roots into the soil. Eupatorium can be divided to produce more After watering well, top the soil with a small clumps that make good gifts for friends mulch that will hold in moisture through the or plant sales. summer. This could include compost, straw or grass clippings. Raspberries produce huge • Anne Marrison is happy to answer garden crops if they’re given moist, rich soil. questions. Send them to her via amarrison@ “Recently, my family and I moved here from shaw.ca.

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• The busiest times are between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. • Bring something in which to carry purchases — a wheelbarrow, wagon, stroller or blue box. • Wear appropriate footwear — the ground is uneven and can be soggy. • A plant hold-and-pickup service is available. • Visa, MasterCard, debit, cash and cheque will be accepted. • Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Master gardeners and volunteers are there to help. • Parking is at a premium, so be prepared to walk. • Garden admission is free on plant sale day. VanDusen Botanical Garden is located at 5251 Oak St. (at 37th Avenue) in Vancouver.

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Improving oral health, one smile at a time The dental experience does not have to be traumatic. Our focus is to deliver quality dental care in a gentle and caring environment. Dr. Melody Sun, D.M.D.

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Join us for Easter Worship Everyone is welcome Apr 21

7 pm

Maundy Thursday Worship, a joint service with St. Catherine’s Anglican congregation

Apr 22

11 am

Good Friday Worship Service held jointly with Lougheed Corridor United congregations at St. Andrews United Church, Maple Ridge(Dewdney Trunk Rd. & 222nd St.)

Apr 24

EASTER Sunday

Apr 30

8am

Sunrise Service at Lion’s Park

10:30 am

Easter Sunday Worship Service with the Sacraments of Baptism & Holy Communion

5:30 pm

Community Dinner - Come as our guest.

2211 Prairie Ave. (corner of Prairie & Shaughnessy) Port Coquitlam, BC Tel: 604-942-0022 Web page: www.ucpoco.ca

Happy Easter

Easter Mass schedule for Roman Catholic Churches in the Tri Cities May the blessings of the Risen Christ be with you all!

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7.30 pm Lord’s Supper

7.00 pm Lord’s Supper

Holy Thursday 7.30 pm Lord’s Supper

7.00 pm Lord’s Supper

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10.00 am Stations 12.00 pm, 3.00 pm & 6.00 pm Passion of our Lord

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11.00 am Stations 3.00 pm Passion of our Lord

Holy Saturday 11.00 am Stations 12 noon Blessing of Easter Food 9.00 pm Easter Vigil

11.30 am Blessing of Easter Food (in gym) 9.00 pm Easter Vigil

11.00 am Blessing of Easter Food 9.00 pm Easter Vigil

11.00 am Polish food blessing 9.00 pm Easter Vigil

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Easter Sunday

8.30 am, 10.00 am & 11.30 am (in church) 10.05 am & 11.35 am (in gym)

9.00 am French Mass 10.30 am & 12.30 pm

9.00 am, 10.45 am, 12.30 pm and 5.00 pm

Good Friday 11.00 am Stations 3.00 pm Passion of our Lord

Pastor Asst. Pastor

8.30 am, 10.00 am and 12.00 noon Fr. Joseph Nguyen

Fr. Ronald Thompson Fr. Edwin Neufeld

8.00 am, 10.00 am and 12.30 pm Fr. Craig Scott

Fr. Patrick Tepoorten

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As we grow up and grow busy, we become e need two eyes to see fully. short- and long-sighted. We see trees and Though we can get by perfectly streets, people and places differently. We somewell with monocular vision, two eyes times don’t see them at all. together give us the full depth of vision. When But if we’re lucky to live long enough and to my patients with myopia (needing glasses for grow with the experience of life, we can regain distance vision) become presbyopic (needing the eye of a child and discover the eye of an reading glasses), they sometimes choose to elder. The perspective of life lived promises use a weaker lens for one eye. So instead of bifocals, they will have monocular distance and — though doesn’t guarantee — wisdom. Wise elders see themselves and near vision. their past in the drama of youth Early fatherhood was a spiritual and the stages of life around them. “eye opener” for me. They see that many things have The moment my first son was changed but the essentials remain born, I saw the world in a different the same. The wise elder knows way — through his eyes. Playing, that our days are numbered and teaching and growing with my that wonder, joy and love must be three children in their early years appreciated today. Each moment opened my grownup eyes to a limHealth Wise is enjoyed as it is. Each day seized itless vision of my world and our and let go. future. Dr. Davidicus Wong The eyes of the elder can see the Through the eyes of a young true nature of things — what has child, the world is forever new, value and what does not. They can see what is wide and wonderful. There is something new around every corner and in every moment. Life worth holding and what we must let go of. We need two eyes to see fully. is one adventure after another. This week, see your world with both eyes. And those adventures are not hard to find Look at others, yourself and your life with the — in a trip to the market, a walk in the park wonder of a child and the wisdom of an elder. or a drive across town. There is wonder in the Live each day as if it was your first and your mundane: the shapes of clouds, the movements last, and treat the people you love accordingly. of an ant and the whirlpool in a flushed toilet bowl. • Dr. Davidicus Wong writes regularly for Joy is found in life’s little nuisances: puddles this paper. You can find his daily insights into of rain, a heavy snowfall and a pile of leaves. living a happier life at http://davidicuswong. And love is found in the arms of a mom and wordpress.com, http://facebook.com/davidicus. dad who accept and embrace all of you and wong, and http://twitter.com/drdavidicuswong. love you just the way you are.

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Ten ways to help wildlife during awareness month T

he BC SPCA has declarfood. Once eaten, they cause ing April Wildlife blockages resulting in slow, Awareness month and is agonizing deaths. urging the public to become 2. Beware of wild homes. proactive in helping protect Respect wildlife and allow and appreciate them to thrive the diversity without disturbing of species with them. For example, keep dogs on which we share leashes near waterthe planet. ways where ground Every year the nesting birds are BC SPCA cares incubating eggs and for more than don’t remove trees 2,000 injured or shrubbery durand orphaned Paw Prints ing spring nesting wild animals, Lorie Chortyk season. most of whom 3. Don’t litter. It have been sounds obvious, but discarded harmed in some kind of intertrash like glass, cigarettes, action with humans. lighters and bottle caps kills Why wait until Earth Day wildlife. on April 22? Here are 10 ways 4. Plant habitat. Plant a you can help wildlife all year diverse selection of native round: vegetation to support butter1. Boycott helium balloon flies, bees, songbirds and releases. Released, deflated mammals. balloons made of latex and 5. Keep cats indoors or mylar often drift into watercreate a screened outdoor ways where seabirds, turtles cat enclosure. Outdoor cats and whales mistake them for

Photo courtesy NOAA

Simple things like littering or releasing helium balloons into the air have dramatic impacts on wildlife. kill thousands of birds, mammals and reptiles every year. Spring is when baby birds are most vulnerable to cat predation. 6. Eat less meat or buy SPCA-certified products. Eating less meat helps reduce, for example, the global destruction of rainforests for cattle production. Choosing

Coquitlam Animal Services

ADOPT-A-PET MITCH

• ANIMAL: DOG • BREED: RETRIEVER X BORDER COLLIE • SEX: NEUTERED MALE • AGE: ADULT

Mitch is an active and friendly younger dog. We estimate he’s between 2-3 years old and has a ton of energy. Mitch will need a family that is active and can exercise him a few times a day. He would benefit from some basic obedience and leash training. Mitch gets along well with other dogs, but would need to be introduced to any dog in the home prior to adoption.

RUBY

ANIMAL: DOG • BREED:SHAR PEI • SEX: SPAYED FEMALE • AGE: ADULT Ruby is a typical Shar Pei, with less than typical Shar Pei looks. Ruby is a bear coat, which is a thicker type fur, and less wrinkles, than most Shar Peis have. This coat comes with the benefits of not encountering the skin issues that Pei’s can have. Ruby is a sweet girl who is affectionate without being annoying and in your face. Ruby walks well on leash, but tends to only do her obedience if you have a treat she is interested in. Ruby likes to stay clean and there is no doubt she’s housetrained.

SHAMUS • ANIMAL: CAT • BREED: DSH • SEX: NEUTERED MALE • AGE: ADULT

Shamus is a sweet and gentle cat who would love to find a quiet home. Shamus is friendly and affectionate and would love to just cuddle up on the couch and watch TV. He is good around the other cats and just keeps to himself.

8. Support sustainable seafood products. Avoid eating fish and seafood which come from vulnerable habitats, practices which have lethal impacts on other species or whose populations are at risk from poor management. Look online for seafood guides. 9. Say no to exotic pets. Don’t support the keeping of wild animals as pets — snakes, frogs, parrots, sugar gliders and turtles are all examples of wild animals deserving to be left in their

native habitats. 10. Pledge financial support for Wild ARC. Wild ARC (wildarc.com) is the BC SPCA’s wildlife rehabilitation centre in Metchosin on Vancouver Island. Wild ARC cares for about 2,000 injured and orphaned wild animals every year. For more details, visit spca. bc.ca. • Lorie Chortyk is the general manager of community relations for the BC SPCA.

locally raised, SPCA-certified products is your assurance that animals are raised to a high welfare standard. 7. Don’t buy products made from wildlife parts. Shoes, purses, wallets and clothing are often made from the skins or parts of either “farmed wildlife” or from animals taken from the wild.

All dogs and cats are spayed/neutered and have received a set of vaccinations. These and other animals are available for adoption at the

Coquitlam Animal Shelter, 500 Mariner Way • 604-927-7387 Open Monday to Friday from 9am-8pm, weekends & holidays from 10am-4pm. Interested in volunteering or fostering? ...please call us."

MINCHI

TRIXIE • ANIMAL: CAT • BREED: DSH • SEX: SPAYED FEMALE • AGE: ADULT

Trixie is a spunky young gal, likely around one year old. She has lots of kitten like energy and loves to play. Trixie zips around the room up and down cat trees and chasing toys. She has been very gentle and friendly with everyone that comes to visit. Trixie seems to be trying to play with some of the other cats, and may do well in a home with a cat that has a similar personality.

Operated by the City of Coquitlam, the kennel is conveniently located at Mariner Way and Austin Avenue in its own private enclosure at the Coquitlam Animal Shelter. Boarding Fees are: • 1 dog in 1 kennel/24hr period: $25.00 • 2 dogs (same family) in 1 kennel/24hr period: $38.00 (dogs' combined weight must not exceed 100lbs) • Double kennel/24hr period: 2 dogs (same family): $50.00 3 dogs (same family) sharing: $60.00 (dogs' combined weight must not exceed 200lbs) $5.00/extra fee for medication - up to (2) twice/day $24.00 non-refundable deposit required for all bookings Guests enjoy: • Spacious indoor / outdoor kennels • Heated Floors • Daily Exercise • Dog owners are to bring their dog's own food and treats which will be served as directed

BIRDA

• ANIMAL:DOG • BREED: MIN PIN X CHIHUAHUA • SEX: NEUTERED MALE • AGE: ADULT

Candi is a spunky rabbit who can be a bit protective of her cage. She tends to give little nips or nibble on clothes! One she’s out of her cage she’s a friendly and interactive rabbit. Candi is a single gal and would love to find a friend!

• ANIMAL: BIRD • BREED:BUDGIE • SEX: FEMALE • AGE: ADULT

Birda is a fiesty budgie with beautiful blue feathers. She’s got a lovely little laugh and whistle, but needs some work with handling. Birda gets a little nippy when hands come in her cage, but an experienced owner would be able to tame her pretty quickly.

• Special care and attention from experienced, trained City of Coquitlam staff to ensure the health and well-being of our special guests, all dogs must: • Be at least four months old • Have a current dog license • Be up to date on all vaccinations (rabies, distemper, parvovirus and kennel cough)

Coquitlam City Kennels 500 Mariner Way Coquitlam, BC www.coquitlam.ca Coquitlam Animal Shelter, 500 Mariner Way • 604-927-7387


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Coquitlam Centre hosts after-hours wine-tasting event Coquitlam Centre will host its inaugural Unwined — Sip, Savour & Mingle event on Saturday, May 14. Guests will be able to enjoy the tastes of international and domestic wines, craft beers and the newest summer beverages while savouring the latest culinary morsels from local restaurants. Organizers are billing the event as “the perfect way to gather friends and enjoy a unique spring evening.” West Coast Wine Education expert — and NOW columnist — John Gerum is lending his expertise to the event by bringing in a selection of tastings including wines from Hester Creek Winery and Wild Goose Winery, to name a few. “We will even be pouring new Growers Ciders and new Vex Coolers for guests with varying tastes,” says Gerum. “If you have not yet had a chance to participate in an event like this — now’s the time. At the start of Unwined, I will be offering a short educational presentation called The 5 Secrets to Wine Tasting.”

To go with the wine, coolers and beer, local restaurants — including Chada Thai, Cactus Club, Backstage Grille and Pasta Polo — will provide culinary offerings. While sipping, savouring and mingling, participants will have the opportunity to listen to the sounds of jazz, bid in a silent auction and vote for the Taster’s Choice Award. “We are really pleased to be presenting Unwined — Sip, Savour & Mingle at Coquitlam Centre. It’s such a unique atmosphere being in the shopping centre after hours when the stores are closed — it’s quite magical,” said mall marketing director Deborah Stetz. “The Tri-Cities rarely hosts a food and beverage event of this calibre, and we hope to build Unwined into a premier event, while continuing to build educational funds at Douglas College and the Coquitlam Foundation.” Tickets for Unwined, which runs from 7 to 10 p.m., are $45 each and are available for sale at Coquitlam Centre’s guest services. All proceeds will go to support educational funds at Douglas College and the Coquitlam Foundation.

Get that shredding ready Looking for a reason to get started with spring cleaning? Vancity is planning a shreda-thon at its Shaughnessy Station branch on Saturday, June 4 — which should give even the most die-hard packrat time to sort through paper clutter and get ready to shred. Sponsored by Urban Impact

and Vancity, the shred-a-thon allows residents to bring boxes of files and paperwork for secure, confidential, onsite shredding right before their eyes. Attendees will be able to get their old tax records, bills, bank statements and other confidential documents shred-

ded and recycled for free. As well, Vancity representatives will be on hand with tips on fraud prevention. Donations are encouraged, with 100 per cent going to charity. The shred-a-thon will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 7100-2850 Shaughnessy St. in Poco.

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Library seeks French tutors for new homework club The Coquitlam Public Library is looking for teen tutors to join its French homework and conversation club, which meets once per week starting on Wednesday, April 20. In Parlez-Nous Français, French-speaking teens help French immersion students in elementary or middle school with their homework assignments. The teens also help the kids to choose and read challenging books, as well as develop their conversational skills. Teen volunteers should be French immer-

sion students or fluent French speakers in grades 9, 10, 11 or 12. Teens will earn community service hours for participating in the French club. The club meets from 4 to 4:45 p.m. every Wednesday from April 20 through May 25 in the City Centre branch program room. For more information or to register for the club, call Chris at 604-937-4140, Ext. 208 or email cmiller@library.coquitlam.bc.ca. The City Centre branch is located at 3001 Burlington Dr.

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Perception and performance editorial@thenownews.com In a market dominated by the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4, the Volkswagen Tiguan is refreshingly different. Unlike its more-established competitors, the VW is still in its first generation, having only been introduced in 2008. It’s the youngster of the group, and it wears that badge with pride. While the RAV4 and CR-V really set the bar for compact SUVs in the late ’90s, the current models are hard to see as “compact.” They’ve grown with each generation, to the point where the current RAV4 is a half-metre longer than the original version and offers optional third-row seating. In contrast, the Tiguan retains a compact feel that no longer applies to the larger Toyota and many other supposedly small SUVs. Mind you, the Tiguan isn’t really much smaller than the rest — it just feels like it. And that’s due to two factors: perception and performance. Part of our perception of the Tiguan as a compact SUV comes from the fact that we don’t have a previous model with which to compare. We know the RAV4 and CR-V have gotten bigger and bigger because we remember the tiny SUVs that they once were. In contrast, we see the Tiguan for what it really is — a vehicle that has yet to experience a generational growth spurt. That being said, perception is only worth so much — a far more-important consideration is the Tiguan’s excellent performance. Whereas other SUVs drive like family sedans and minivans, the Tiguan is closer to the Golf hatchback on which it’s based: nimble, quick, and — most of all — fun to drive. That more than anything else is what makes this SUV feel true to its compact dimensions.

Design

While there’s nothing particularly wrong with the Tiguan’s plain exterior, there’s just nothing to get emotional about. As a result, the SUV blends into its surroundings entirely too well, completely failing to stand out on a busy street. All of the exterior design elements seem borrowed from other VW cars, ensuring that the Tiguan maintains a classy look and family resemblance. Some improvements have been made for 2011, but the overall impact remains the same as before. Inside, the Tiguan’s styling is functional and efficient, but

is far too simple and Spartan to really grab attention. The plain-Jane cabin features muted colours and a tall dashboard with controls mounted high up, leaving a large expanse of bare plastic below the beltline.

Performance

A turbocharged two-litre inline-four powers every Tiguan, producing 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. It’s the same setup found in the Golf GTI, and it’s used to great effect. The potent engine provides excellent power with minimal turbo lag, making the Tiguan extremely responsive at all times. The Tiguan can be had with a six-speed manual or sixspeed “tiptronic” automatic transmission, as well as frontor all-wheel drive (automatic only). Overall, the powertrain is very well-developed, contributing significantly to the SUV’s class-leading driving experience. Handling is responsive and there’s lots of feedback from the slightly heavy steering, enabling drivers to intuitively sense road conditions. Ride quality is also quite good, with the stiff-yet-subtle comfort of a German car. Perhaps the only downside to the powertrain is the noise generated by the turbocharged engine, which can be a bit much at times.

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Starting at $27,875, the Tiguan is available in Trendline, Comfortline and Highline trims. The base Trendline comes with ABS, traction control, ESP, cruise control, air conditioning, tilt and telescope steering, remote keyless entry, power windows, fog lamps, heated exterior mirrors, eightspeaker CD and MP3 stereo, tire-pressure monitoring system and front, front-side, side-curtain airbags. Notable options, dependent on trim level, include adaptive Xenon headlamps, panoramic sunroof, GPS navigation and entertainment system, rearpassenger side airbag, 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with memory, Bluetooth and a sport suspension. With the manual transmission, fuel efficiency is rated at 11.2 L/100 km in the city and 7.7 L/100 km on the highway.

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Cluborama takes place Sunday Simone Blais sblais@thenownews.com The Tri-Cities have made the link between golf clubs and generosity, and now the Coquitlam Gogos are eyeing the fairway with a handful of tickets. Cluborama is set to go ahead this Sunday (April 17) at Eaglequest Golf in Coquitlam, and avid golfers and neophyte putters are invited to come test drive a set of golf clubs for a good cause. “Our basement is overflowing with amazing golf clubs,” Gogos organizer Bev Harris wrote in an e-mail to The NOW, adding they’ve been inundated with donations the last few weeks. “The phone has been ringing off the hook.” The Coquitlam Gogos is a group of local grandmothers devoted to helping the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s grandmothers-to-grandmothers campaign. In addition to raising awareness, the local group hosts a variety of fundraisers each year to support matriarchs in Africa who are left to care for their grandchildren orphaned by AIDS. Gogos husbands and friends decided to team up with

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Cluborama organizers Brian and Bev Harris have a basement full of donated golf clubs, and are looking for golfers to hit the links this Sunday to test them out. Eaglequest for the event, where once-loved golf clubs will be available to test out and purchase for reasonable prices ranging from $5 to $20 each. Some sets will be available for $70. Having received all the irons, woods and putters they might need and more, Harris said Gogos are selling tickets so people come out and enjoy an afternoon of golf. “We have some amazing stuff that will be an incredible bargain for some lucky people,” Harris said. Tickets include the chance

to make an afternoon of it. A “cub’s package” for $20 includes lunch and a large basket of range balls to try out the clubs with. A “tiger’s package” for $23 includes cub’s package features and 18 holes of mini-putt golf, while the “lion’s package” for $28 features nine holes of executive golf. From each ticket purchase, $10 will go towards the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Cluborama will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Eaglequest is located at 1001 United Blvd.

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Garage Sale Saturday April 16, 2011 From 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. In honour of Earth Day, promote community recycling by visiting some of the registered garage sales throughout Coquitlam. Before you leave the house, check out www. coquitlam.ca for garage sale locations, maps and a list of items that each of the participating locations will be selling!

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The second-annual Walk, Run or Hike for Gary Smith and Esophageal Cancer will take place on Sunday, April 17 at Minnekhada Regional Park. Smith, who played on the Canadian National Basketball team when he was young and in the World Masters Basketball Tournament in 2005, was an athlete his entire life. He was also a respected high school basketball coach and a high school principal for 30 years. He died from esophageal cancer in 2007 at age 60 after suffering from chronic heartburn for more than 30 years. He had treated his symptoms with non-prescription

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Gary Smith died of esophageal cancer in 2007. He was 60.

2006. By that time, his symptoms were too far advanced for treatment to work. In memory of Smith and to encourage early detection of esophageal cancer, family members have contributed toward a free information brochure about heartburn. It was created by Royal Columbian Hospital and Dr. Kenneth Atkinson. Smith’s survivors are also planning Sunday’s walk to raise funds for the purchase of another gastroscope. Last year, the hospital bought one at a cost of more than

$30,000. Sunday’s event, which takes place between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., is open to everyone. Family members will be in the parking lot off Quarry Road near the beginning of the trail to chat with participants before and after the event. They will also visit a memorial bench honouring Smith. To make a donation to Royal Columbian Hospital in memory of Smith, visit https://www.rchfoundation. com/help/donationform_ 2.php.

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Twice Shy for a performance featuring the spirit of the ’50s and ’60s, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Appies and refreshments included, and a cash bar will be available. Tickets are $23 with discounts for members. Information: 604-927-6940. Coquitlam Public Library hosts a wealth education seminar from noon to 2 p.m. at the City Centre branch, 3001 Burlington Dr. Registration is required. Info: 604-937-4155. Metro Vancouver invites kids and adults to hear the magic of frog song from 7 to 9 p.m. at Minnekhada Regional Park. Interpreter will lead a marsh exploration to explain frogs and other amphibians, as well as listen to their night sounds. Admission is $21.50 for families. Registration required. Information: 604432-6359.

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Tri-Cities Parkinson’s Support Group meets from 10 a.m. to noon at Eagle Ridge United Church, 2813 Glen Dr., Coquitlam. Information: Peggy at 604-461-9705. Dogwood Pavilion hosts a four-week jewelry making workshop from 10:45 a.m. for beginners and 1 p.m. for those with experience. Cost is $40 and includes supplies. Registration is required. Information: 604-927-6098. Tri-City Newcomers Club meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 133, 2675 Shaughnessy St. in Port Coquitlam. All women, not just those new to the area, are welcome. Information: Wendy at 604-468-2423 or tricities_ newcomers@yahoo.ca.

SFU Philosopher’s Café held at 7 p.m. at the Gathering Place of Leigh Square Community Arts Village, 1100-2253 Leigh Sq., Port Coquitlam. Moderator Graham Forst will lead a discussion on whether Satan is real, and how religion defines evil. Admission is $5.

TUESDAY, APRIL 19

Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce holds an all-candidates meeting for the New Westminster-Coquitlam riding at 7 p.m. at the Executive Plaza Hotel at 405 North Rd., Coquitlam. All welcome. PoCo Garden Club meets at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity United Church, at the corner of Shaughnessy Street and Prairie Avenue. Clearview Horticultural Products’ Fred Wein will discuss the classic climber of clematis. Information: Marion at 604941-9261. Dogwood Garden Club meets at 7 p.m. in the Centennial Room of Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St. in Coquitlam. Shirley Mackenzie will discuss vegetable gardening. Lincoln Toastmasters meets from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Hyde Creek Recreation Centre, 1379 Laurier Ave. in Port Coquitlam. New members welcome. Information: lincolntm.freetoasthost.info or Shirley at 604-671-1060. Kyle Centre offers drop-in bridge for all skill levels from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Games follow reasonably priced soup and sandwich lunch prepared by Community Integration Services Society, which supports adults with disabilities.

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Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce hosts a transportation forum on Pacific Reach Business Park at Boulevard Casino, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, but registration is required. Information: 604-464-2716 or www.tricitieschamber.com. Coquitlam Public Library is inviting teen tutors to join its French homework and conversation club from 4 to 4:45 p.m. each week in the City Centre Branch program room, 3001 Burlington Dr. Information: Chris at 604937-4140, Ext. 208 or cmiller@library.coquitlam.bc.ca. SHARE alcohol and drug program staff kicks off another 11-week education series with a discussion on use, misuse and abuse and how people become addicted from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 2615 Clarke St. in Port Moody. Program is free. Information: 604-936-3900. Singles Travel Club meets at 6 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, 1025 Ridgeway Ave. in Coquitlam. Registration required. Information: Val at 604-5291552 or www.singlestravelclub.ca. Knitting Club at Libby’s Café meets weekly from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at 2105-2850 Shaughnessy St. in Port Coquitlam. Members knit and crochet scarves and hats to support area homeless programs. New members welcome, and donations of yarn  CONTINUED ON PAGE 30.

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Port Moody community services hosts is annual Kids Only Swap Meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the arena, 300 Ioco Rd. Bargains on children’s clothing, toys, books, sports equipment and more to be had. Admission is free. Coquitlam Public Library hosts Rosa Cheng and the Vancouver Cantonese Opera from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Poirier Branch, 575 Poirier St. Program will be presented in Chinese and English.

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Pleasantside Community Association holds an allcandidates meeting for the Port Moody-Westwood-Port Coquitlam riding at 7 p.m. in Old Orchard Hall at the corner of Ioco and Bentley roads in Port Moody. Coffee will be provided. All welcome. Riverview Horticultural Centre Society kicks off another season of tree walks with a guided tour of the

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accepted. Information: 604945-3388 or www.libbyskitchen.com. Coquitlam Gogos meets from 1 to 3 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month at Parkwood Manor, 1142 Dufferin St. in Coquitlam. Gogos raise awareness and money for African grandmothers caring for children orphaned by AIDS. New members welcome. Information: coquitlamgogos@gmail.com or Pam at 604-469-0265.

Leigh Square Community Arts Village hosts an Easter arts celebration from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., featuring an egg hunt, arts and crafts, decorating and entertainment. An Easter swim will also be held at Hyde Creek Recreation Centre from 3 to 5 p.m. I Love to Dance celebrates

Easter with a lesson at 7 p.m. and dance at 8 p.m. at 12150 224th St. in Maple Ridge. Information: Ray at 604-8367295 or www.ilovetodance.ca.

2 p.m. rain or shine at 2734 Murray St. Admission is $2 and available at the door. Information: 604-939-1648 or info@portmoodymuseum.org.

Port Moody Station Museum holds an Easter Extravaganza from 10 a.m. to

Dogwood Pavilion hosts a Coquitlam Inspiration Garden gardener to discuss summer

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bulbs at 1 p.m. at 624 Poirier St. Info: 604-927-6098. Coquitlam Public Library holds a special tutorial on ebooks and e-readers to show how to use the new technology from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Poirier Branch. Registration is required. Information: Jay at 604-937-4148, Ext. 2.

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Stage 43 Theatrical Society presents Hay Fever by Noel Coward at Evergreen Cultural Centre. The play runs until May 7. Tickets are $20 or $18 for students and seniors. Info: www.stage43.org or the box office at 604-927-6555.

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Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society meets at 1 p.m. for its annual general meeting in the work room of the Outlet in Leigh Square. Mayor Greg Moore will be the speaker. Guests welcome. Information: Pippa at 604-927-7611 or www.pocomuseum.org. Northeast Coquitlam Ratepayers Association meets at 7 p.m. in Victoria Hall, the corner of Victoria Drive and Soball Street. Information: 604-941-2462. Morningside Toastmasters meets from 7:25 to 8:30 p.m. at Burkeview Funeral Home, 1340 Dominion Ave. in Port Coquitlam. New members welcome. Information: www. morningsidetoastmasters.ca or Gene at 604-230-8030.

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Central Coquitlam Pensioners Branch 108 weekly social bingo at 1 p.m. in the Mike Butler Room at Dogwood Pavilion. There are 15 games, and pots range from $5 to $25. New players welcome. Information: Catherine at 604-937-7537. Crossroads Hospice Society hosts a free weekly walking group for the bereaved from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Participants are asked to meet at the Labyrinth Healing Garden in Pioneer Memorial Park at Ioco Road and Heritage Mountain. Registration: Castine Breckwoldt at 604-949-2274. Port Moody Public Library and SHARE Family and Community Services Society host a free English practice group for informal language practice from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the ParkLane Room. Information: Julie Sutherland at 604-469-4577. Knitting Club at Libby’s Café meets weekly from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at 2105-2850 Shaughnessy St. in Port Coquitlam. Members knit and crochet scarves and hats to support area homeless programs. New members welcome, and donations of yarn accepted. Information: 604945-3388 or www.libbyskitchen.com.

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Yummy Mommy event set for May 5 CoquitlamMommy.ca is teaming up with the SHARE Family & Community Services Society and local businesses to support community outreach programs in the Tri-Cities. Together, they are hosting a Ladies Yummy Mommy event on May 5 at the Remix Hair Salon. The event will run from 7 to 9 p.m. and feature consultations for hair, wardrobe and makeup, as well as prize giveaways. The aim, according to a press release, is to help women “find their inner ‘yummy mommy.’” The event will also feature appetizers from a local chef, and mocktails and wines from Trenchero Estates. “CoquitlamMommy.ca has been a great way for me to connect with other moms in the area,” local mom Sharon Chong said. “I have met so many new friends for both me and my son over the last year that will surely be long-lasting friendships.” The first event for CoquitlamMommy.ca was held on March 28 at Sephora Coquitlam Centre and attracted more than 30 local moms. It allowed participants to take a night off for themselves while having makeup consultations, sipping wine and enjoying appetizers. “We think it’s very important for moms to connect, share and get active with their children in the community,” said CoquitlamMommy.ca founders Meghan Simington and Raheel Shaharyar. “The connections made have helped so many moms share resources and experiences postpartum and enjoy true friendships with like-minded women.” The Ladies Yummy Mommy event is a $25 get-together open to women and mothers in the Tri-Cities. A portion of the proceeds will be given to SHARE to support services in the area. Donations for the food bank will also be accepted. For more information, contact Meghan Simington at 604306-7052 or info@coquitlammommy.ca or visit www.coquitlammommy.ca. CoquitlamMommy.ca is aimed at women who are looking to get out and play, share and connect with like-minded parents and children. With numerous moms in the Tri-Cities, the group hopes to offer more events for both moms and families. Its primary goal is to provide resources, events and information “on the ever-changing challenges of parenting.”

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Watch out for Canucks playoff ticket scams, BBB warns Stanley Cup fever is taking over the Tri-Cities as the Canucks head back to the playoffs. The Better Business Bureau (BBB), though, is advising fans to be on the lookout for scams when searching for those elusive playoff tickets. “Anytime there’s excitement around a big event like this, scammers will try to take advantage of unwitting fans,” BBB president and CEO Lynda Pasacreta said in a news release. “The most common way sports fans get scammed is by either paying for counterfeit tickets or paying in advance for tickets that never arrive.” The Internet has become a boon for the secondary ticket market for sporting and entertainment events, which includes tickets bought and sold by professional brokers, speculators and season ticket

holders. According to StubHub. com (a fan-to-fan ticket selling website), online sales account for one-third of transactions and the market is growing 15 to 20 per cent a year. The volume of dollars being exchanged has attracted unethical ticket brokers and resellers. The BBB recommends looking for reputable ticket firms that provide buyer protections, including money back guarantees on the legitimacy of tickets. For example, some brokers take possession of tickets and verify them in-house before listing the tickets for resale; others require that sellers provide credit-card numbers as a protection to buyers. If the seller’s tickets are fake, the seller’s credit card gets charged for the cost of replacement tickets.

Last winter market set for Sunday The last winter market of the year will take place on Sunday, April 17 in Port Moody, and a host of activities are planned. Stop by the market’s info tent to plant your own bean, pea or sunflower seed to take home in a compostable pot and add to your yard or balcony garden. Kids can learn all about what their plant will need to grow and maybe even learn a song or two about it. Enter the market’s raffle draw to win an assortment of farmers market goodies and take a minute to fill out a survey, letting organizers know what you think of the market and what you would like to see next season. More fresh local produce is popping up each week with greens, cucumbers, peppers and tomatoes from the Apple Barn Farm in Abbotsford. Greendale Farm and Forstbauer Farm will have a variety of winter crops and early spring varieties and Harvey’s Orchard is still abundant with juicy apples. What else can you find at the market this weekend? Baked goods, such as pies, artisan breads, cakes and cookies; prepared goods such as jams, jellies, maple syrup and unpasteurized honey; as well as handmade crafts such as jewelry, wood art and natural body products. If fresh meats are what you are looking for, there is a beef rancher from 150 Mile House with cuts of grass-fed beef. There are also vendors with fresh tuna, salmon, shrimp, halibut and cod. Plan to have lunch at the market and choose from local pulled-pork sandwiches from Re-Up BBQ, sausage on a bun from Eli’s Serious Sausage, savoury puffed pastry from Oven Monkey Bakery and artisan espresso from Vango Espresso. The market takes place at the Port Moody Recreation Complex, 300 Ioco Road, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Classical Indian music coming to library

The Coquitlam Public Library will host a classical Indian vocal performance with the Pandit Jasraj School of Music Foundation on Sunday, April 17. This performance will feature principal Asha Lohia and teachers and students of Guru Sangeet Martand Padma Vibhushan Pandit Jasraj ji. The Pandit Jasraj School of Music Foundation fosters the preservation, growth and teaching of Indian Classical Music in the traditional style of Mewati Gharana. Space is limited for this free program, which takes place from 1:30 to 3:30 at the Poirier branch. To register, call 604-9374155. follow us on

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Whether you’re buying from a ticket broker or a private seller, the BBB offers these tips for ticket shopping this playoff season: • Check with the BBB first. Find out the ticket broker’s credibility and reputation, such as time in the business and how they respond to complaints. • Look for an address. Some brokers advertising online through craigslist and other classified sites may not be legitimate. Check to see if they have a storefront address where you can follow up with them should anything go wrong with your purchase. • Shop securely. Before you buy online, check the broker’s privacy policy. Look for the padlock and “https:” in the browser address to ensure your transaction is secure. • Read the fine print. Read through the terms and condi-

tions and be sure to verify the ticket delivery dates. Find out what guarantees are offered with the purchase. • Never pay the seller by cash, cashier’s check or wire transfer. You will have no way to get your money back if the tickets do not arrive or are counterfeit. Pay with a credit card or through PayPal, both of which offer some protection to the buyer. • Buy tickets from author-

ized sources. Find out from the event organizer who authorized dealers are and when tickets are being released. For instance, the Vancouver Canucks have a Twitter feed announcing the release of new tickets and how to purchase them. • Check the history. If you buy tickets through eBay, choose a seller with a long history of satisfied customers. Scammers can hijack old

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The riding features candidates James Moore (Conservative), Stewart McGillivray (Liberal), Mark Ireland (NDP), Kevin Kim (Green) and Paul Geddes (Libertarian). The federal election is set for Monday, May 2, and polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Advance polls are set for April 22, 23 and 25, from noon to 8 p.m.

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Defending champions face hurdles Turnover, not turmoil, has been the biggest drag on the Coquitlam Metro-Ford junior Wolves’ run in 2011. A handful of key starters moved on to other opportunities and left the club scrambling to develop playoff-calibre chemistry on the go. But first, let’s get some perspective: the junior Wolves won the Vancouver Metro under-21 league in convincing fashion, with a 19-1-2 record. They also claimed the league playoff title. As they head into the first round of the provincial cup play this weekend, head coach Rick Horvath would prefer that his team wasn’t compared to last year’s B.C. champions. While a few of the faces are the same, the composition is different. “We had a number of changes, a number of players who were moved up,” Horvath said. “We lost eight players, including six starters, in January, so that changed our roster significantly.” Still, the Coquitlam crew is in the hunt for a second straight championship, facing Vancouver Island’s Vic West FC on Sunday, 3:30 p.m. at Coquitlam Town Centre West. Horvath said the unknown quality of opposition at this stage isn’t the main issue, but it’s an added element of concern. “We’ve lost a lot of players but most of it is part of being a development team, so we can’t complain… That just means it’s going to be a little tougher, that’s all,” Horvath said. They completed the regular season this past week with a makeup 2-0 decision over PCOV, a couple days after claiming the league cup with a 2-1 victory over ICTS Pegasus. One huge hit was losing last year’s provincial cup MVP Jovan Blagojevic to the premier brethren Wolves. Now, it takes a committee of strikers to fill the sharpshooter’s boots. “We definitely miss Jovan, no  CONT. ON PAGE 38, see TRIO ...

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FORWARD PASS: B.C. Lions’ Jerome Messam (with umbrella), Doug Goldsby, centre, and Dean Valli (not shown) are providing instruction and support for District 43’s CABE students. The at-risk secondary students have formed a touch football team for an upcoming tournament.

Lions, students build bridges through football Stories by Dan Olson sports@thenownews.com The rain wasn’t heavy, but its persistence could have dampened more than just the grass at the Winslow oval. However, it couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of 16 high school kids from School District 43’s Coquitlam Alternate Basic Education (CABE) program, who were out in shorts and T-shirts Wednesday to practise their routes and passing formations. Catching, passing and tackling were all part of the on-field lessons that three members of the B.C. Lions were offering as part of the Lions Pride Flag Football program. What the kids were getting was a team-building experience. They listened intently and eagerly lined up to run through the drills. The Lions’ Doug Goldsby, Jerome Messam and Dean Valli kept things

flowing, and the hour-long scrimmage ended with grins and a few laughs, along with soaked clothes. “Just being together, that’s one of the best things,” 18-year-old Dyllon said of the program. “I enjoyed it right from the start. I was really excited that we were going to have a team for once at our school. It keeps us out of trouble, gets our minds straight. “It’s a good thing to do.” Unlike the other high school facilities in the district, CABE doesn’t have a varsity sports program, or teams to cheer — until now. The secondary school is an alternative program for teens who have difficulty, for a variety of reasons, attending school in a traditional setting. Once referred to as “at risk” students, the new preferred term is “at promise.” The touch football team, a part of the Lions Pride program, fits into that new term perfectly.

“It says a lot about these kids’ dedication and their drive,” Messam said following the practice. “It’s really good to see how interested they are in coming out here. It helps us want to come out here and help them and give back.” It evolved out of a presentation by the Lions Pride to the school, CABE teacher Shane Ford said. “We had about 120 kids at that and I noticed a positive impact from that — the kids have just been calmer and a bit nicer, thinking about their decisions more,” recalled Ford. From that, touch football followed. There is plenty of evidence that supports the positive role organized sports can play in building kids’ confidence and decision-making skills. “We hope its a pro-social activity they get, spending time with the Lions who are obviously good role models for the kids,” Ford said. Having early, structured opportuni-

ties in sports is one reason why these Lions made it to the professional ranks, Goldsby said. “It was important for me to keep on the straight and narrow,” he noted. “It’s helped us a lot just to overcome anything that you have to come through, you learn a lot about those things, about perseverance in sports.” At the end of the five-week program, the team will join with other schools for a tournament at Empire Field, hosted by the Lions. The kids’ passion and interest to learn, practise and work together as a team has impressed North Vancouver product Valli. “It’s unbelievably impressive. You come out here, they all have cleats on, they all got here early and they’re here in the pouring rain... To see every single guy out here having a good time and working hard in the pouring rain is really impressive.”

COQUITLAM METRO-FORD SOCCER PLAYER OF THE WEEK After missing a week of training with a re-occurring knee injury, as well as fighting a bad cold and flu, Juliana Mannella stepped up to the plate and turned in one of her strongest performances of the season. The Under 14 Chargers were often under pressure against a very strong and hungry North Vancouver team, but Juliana broke up attack after attack from her centre-back position with some exceptional speed and physical play. Never giving up an inch, and battling hard to the end of extra time, Juliana kept her back unit intact, limiting the opponents’ quality chances to a very Player of the Week few. Juliana’s amazing effort helped immensely as the game had to be resolved Juliana Mannella by penalty kicks after a 1-1 overtime tie. The Chargers were then able to win the Metro-Ford Chargers shootout – by a 4-2 score – and thus advance to the semi-finals of the Under 14 Coastal Cup. For her remarkable performance this past weekend, JULIANA MANNELLA has been chosen as Coquitlam Metro-Ford Player of the Week.

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PoCo clubs earn medal marks

Like prospectors of another era, two Port Coquitlam taekwon-do clubs ventured up the Fraser Canyon in search of precious medals — and returned with a heavy haul. The Pacific Rim Institute of Taekwon-Do and Triumph Taekwon-Do clubs got plenty of medals at the International Taekwon-Do Federation of B.C. provincial championships. Triumph won 23 gold, led by twin wins in sparring and patterns from Raymond Chin, Beatrix Lerch, Steven Lovett and Corey Simoneau. Scoring duo medals for PRI were Caitlin Alinsod, Iman Fortin and Austin Larson. Triumph results: MALE – Matthew Banasiewicz, 10-12 blue, 2nd spr; Michael Beck, u15 black, 1st spr, 2nd pt; Chase Bolzan, 10-12 blue, 1st spr; Marcus Bugoy, blue-red 35+, 1st spr, 3rd pt; Anton Cherevko,

8-9 green, 2nd pt, 3rd spr; Raymond Chin, 18-35 green, 1st spr, pt; Austin Dawe, 1011 green, 2nd spr; Owen Deo, 6-8 green, 2nd spr; Zachary Fletcher, 10-13 red, 1st spr; Jason Freitas, 10-13 red, 3rd spr, pt; Nikolas Hardman, u15 black, 3rd spr, pt; Cole Kent, 1013 red, 2nd spr; Damian Korcz, 14-17 red, 1st spr; Jimmy Lee, 14-17 red, 2nd spr; Shane Lee, 14-17 red, 3rd spr, pt; Frank Lerch, red 35+, 1st pt, 2nd spr; Steven Lovett, 18-35 black, 1st spr, pt; Gaven Mayville, 14-17 red, 1st pt, 3rd spr; Isaac Mayville, 10-13 red, 1st spr; Michael McIntosh, 6-8 green, 2nd spr; Daniel Monaghan, 1011 green, 1st spr, 3rd pt; Tomas Quat, 14-17 red, 1st spr, 2nd pt; Matthew Sayles, u15 black, 2nd spr; Benjamin Sawa, 6-8 green, 1st pt, 3rd spr; Patrick Sere, 1013 red, 1st pt, 2nd spr; Corey Simoneau, 15-17 blue, 1st spr,

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Coquitlam goal scorer leads Burnaby to victory

Coquitlam’s Viktor Dombrovskiy potted the overtime winner for the Burnaby Winter Club at last week’s Western Canada bantam hockey championships in Winnipeg. His tally lifted BWC to a 3-2 win. He also posted five assists in four round-robin games.

Dombrovskiy was also among 200 players named to the upcoming under-16 B.C. Cup, a jamboree which starts April 28 in Kamloops. He’s joined by fellow BWC forward and Coquitlam native Sidney Harper, and Coquitlam minor goalie Kai McDonald.

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doubt,” Horvath said. “What we are missing really is that prolific goal scorer who can put one, two goals in the net and set up another two.” The Wolves have added a handful of call-ups for the provincial run, which is also a tribute to the program’s depth. It puts the ball squarely in the defence’s hands, and thankfully, that’s one of Coquitlam’s best assets. Leading the way from the backline are Brendan Besuschko, Roberto Ramogida and Kade MacGregor. Also playing key roles are Alex Aguiluz and netminder Toscanny Pandu. “For us to succeed, it’s going to depend on our backline and goalkeeper. We only allowed 12 goals this year so I’m pretty confident that we’re up for the challenge,” said Horvath. Considering all the hurdles the club has faced over the past few months, a league title is a good way to begin their defence of the provincial crown. “I’m actually quite happy with what we have achieved so far, and to go any further in Provincial Cup play is like icing,” he noted. Other local teams competing for the Doug Day u-21 Provincial Cup are a pair of Fraser Valley League clubs: the Port Moody Gunners, who host Norvan Pacific Sunday, 4 p.m.

at the Ioco turf; and the PoCo Rovers, who face Golden Ears in Maple Ridge. • In under-16 action, Coquitlam Metro-Ford Sparta scored a goal in each half en route to a 2-0 blanking of Delta in the Coastal Cup quarterfinal last week. Brody Huitema’s left-footed tally midway through the first half proved to be the winner, off a setup from Lucas Krivak. In the second half, Michael North upped the lead by converting Alexander Lazazzera’s pass. The defence did the rest. Turning in strong efforts on the backline were Bryan Cadman, Aria Sarhangpour and Matthew Van der Eyden, with steady work from midfielder Cristiano Ciccone. Sharing the shutout were Jun Lee and Dylan Payne. Sparta, which won its league with a 20-1-1 record, is aiming to duplicate its u-14 Coastal Cup championship. They play Nanaimo in the semifinal on Saturday, noon at Dr. Charles Best Secondary. The u-14 Spartans, meanwhile, also rolled to a 2-0 win over North Shore to advance to the Challenge Cup final. Erik Morden’s first-half marker off a penalty kick put Coquitlam on the scoreboard, and was followed in the second half by Kadin Chung’s nifty individual effort. Leading the charge with

some stellar work were defenders Lucas McIlveen and Janko Vong and midfielder Mark Gnocato. Collecting the shutout was Patrick Dominguez. “It was a hard-fought game, a midfield battle pretty much the entire game,” said Spartans coach Rob Mazzarolo. “We were definitely solid and threatened to score a number of goals.” The club, which earlier in the year copped the Bellingham Puma Pacific tourney title, will take on Vancouver for the Challenge Cup title. The two teams led the u-14 league, with Vancouver holding a one-point advantage. The final goes Saturday, 9 a.m. at Westview Secondary. Also heading to Westview for a title game against Victoria are the Coquitlam Metro-Ford u-16 Barca, who knocked off Burnaby 2-0 to get into the Challenge Cup final. First half tallies by Rashaun Rivers and Hugo Vieira gave Barca a good start, one that held up until the end. Also turning in strong performances were Eric Dove and Anthony Martin. It’ll be the third meeting of the year for the two sides. “We won both [games] fairly easily but you don’t know what they have because they may bring down players from their other teams,” said coach Danny Jones.

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6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-02

Abbotsford

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6008-30

Surrey

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6007

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Cancer June 21-July 22: Start nothing new before Friday. But do push forward with ongoing or past projects, especially in career, prestige and business zones, and in relations with bosses, parents, VIPs and authorities. Your luck in these areas continues brightly to early June. Don’t waste this time! From Wednesday onward, your popularity and optimism rise, and social networking will increase the results of your ambitious efforts. A wish might come true in the weeks ahead. Romance lures but disappoints Monday/Tuesday. Tackle chores midweek. Relationships excite Friday, but present dilemmas Saturday. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Before April 23, stick with ongoing projects, people, or re-start ventures, relationships from the past. You’ll feel sluggish Monday/Tuesday – rest, realize a recent travel, legal, love or cultural “push” is subsiding briefly. New trends in these areas arise late April to early June, and will be as lucky as those of the last three months. Wednesday begins a month of ambition, status-seeking, and relations with VIPs, authorities, bosses and parents. All’s smooth here, but do work hard, as your worth, talents, will be “examined.” Romance, creative urges soar midweek! To work, Friday. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Start nothing new before April 23. Sunday/Monday might deal a minor blow to your sexual, financial or “new lifestyle” projects. If you’ve already accomplished much in one of these areas the last several months, early week merely brings doubts. But if you’ve spent past weeks building up to a magnificent act, and haven’t performed that act (sexual, financial or lifestyle) yet, this week could disappoint. Whatever happens, you still have seven weeks of huge luck in these arenas. All could be solved by mid-week! If not, wait until after the 23rd, then launch your efforts anew.

6020

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6050

Out Of Town Property

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6065

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Aries March 21 - April 19: Your energy, charisma and luck remain high. But you face many nudges to change – your ethics, life philosophy, legal approach, culture, your raison d’etre; to change your goals and hopes, friends and entire connection to mankind, to change your career and ambitions, even your close relations – these urges race through your days and your being. Ignoring or fighting them can make you say, “I’m unlucky!” If you embrace them, you’ll ride an exhilarating breeze of providence. Sunday/Monday show your limits; midweek, your immense horizons. The month ahead accents earnings, spending. Taurus April 20-May 20: Start nothing new before April 23. Recent weariness and solitude are due to lift partially from Wednesday through late May, as your energy and charisma rise. Then by June a whole year of luck and expansion will begin! Meantime, proceed carefully Sunday (work, health) and Monday (relationships) – you might suffer a loss of enthusiasm about something essential, or meet a legal roadblock. Wait until Tuesday, when new ideas and renewed affection make dealings, love and work, brighter and better. Lucky intimate and financial opportunities exist Wednesday/Thursday. Sweet wisdom late week. Gemini May 21-June 20: Start nothing new before April 23.An exhilarating month of smiles, hopes, social openings, flirtations and entertainment meets an obstacle Sunday/Monday – another’s reluctance to involve deeply with you is a reflection of your own hidden reluctance. Romance in 2011 and 12 demands deep commitment and sacrifice, or forget it. Wednesday/Thursday you have a (big!) chance to commit, sign, relocate, marry. But Wednesday also starts a month of quietude, retreat and weariness. If you recently launched big things, now handle the consequent obligations. A life wish will soon come true!

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Avoid new starts before April 23. Significant events might have occurred with an “ex” during the last few weeks, yet if this person pursues you now (early week) you might softly reject him/her, mostly due to doubts about your passion, or about the long-range security of the relationship. (This can happen in business, also, e.g., in contract negotiations.) Don’t despair – solutions occur Tuesday to Thursday. Luck still swells relationships, relocation and agreements to June. Wednesday begins a month of significant sexual and financial choices, lifestyle changes. Home, late week. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: A long, wearying month of work and health concerns ends now, but “significant work” lasts until early June. Don’t weep – this period offers substantial monetary compensation. If you’re handling two people’s jobs, ask for at least one and a half people’s pay – but do it Wednesday/ Thursday, or before the work ends (early June). Work, health, machinery run into a barrier Sunday/Monday. Your energy is high Monday, so try to leap over this hindrance. If you can’t, make an adjustment Tuesday (might involve sweet-talking a sweet person) and go on. Start no new projects before April 23. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Romance, a creative project or dealings with children hit a snag early week. Look at your long-term future – this will tell you how you should react. That hindrance might be a hidden blessing. You still have seven weeks of splendid luck in romance, speculation, games/ sports, kids, creativity, pleasure, beauty – and a major prize might await, especially if you’re seeking love! (Remember, pursue noting, no one new before April 23.) Sunday’s optimistic, joyous. Your energy fades Monday/Tuesday, but returns, with clout, charisma and luck, Wednesday/Thursday. Work looms – soon.

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Apr. 17 - April 23 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: You might have sewn up a great security, real estate or business territory deal (or severance package) during the last few months, Cap. If not, you have seven weeks still to accomplish this. Don’t ignore it – it will be one of the significant turning points of your life. Plan, delegate rather than “slave.” Your efforts might hit a temporary snag Sunday/Monday; the core of this obstacle is your own desire to gain status. The true gains now will be made at the opposite extreme: be humble, forget fighting to be top of the heap. Start nothing new before April 23. Soon, romance! Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: An active, talkative, friendly, travel-filled period partly ends Wednesday (though it lingers luckily in many ways to early June). A legal, educational, cultural, travel or other obligation or restriction arises Sunday/Monday. There’s a message here: the long is stronger than the short. The month ahead features land, security, home, territory, family, gardening, soul and nutrition. In June, a year of huge luck in these zones begins, so use late April and May to investigate, plan, to get ready. But don’t jump (e.g., buy a home) before June 4! Joy and friends come, midweek! Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: A lucky financial month is about to end, although your money luck will continue to a large degree until early June. The weeks just past emphasized money connected to work and industry; the seven weeks ahead emphasize money connected to career, ambition and prestige. This “switch” is partly signaled by an obstacle or sobering event Sunday/Monday, in which your future, or your social connections, prove stronger than your pure monetary desires. (Going forward, it’s not what you did, but who you will know.) Your career is beautifully favored Wednesday/Thursday – charge ahead! timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014


A42

RENTALS

6508

The NOW COQUITLAM, PORT COQUITLAM, PORT MOODY, ANMORE AND BELCARRA

Friday, April 15, 2011

Apt/Condos

1 & 2 BR, 1180 Landsdowne Dr. $895 up, carpets, drapes, balc./ patio, outdoor pool, tennis crt, NO PET. nr Coq Ctre. Avail now or May 1st. 604-942-2865

1117 Ridgeway Ave. large bright 1 Br @ $800, incl heat hot water, cat ok, ns, avail now, Raymar Realty. 604-782-5941 SALISBURY APARTMENT 7111 Salisbury Ave Bby Highgate Lrg 2 BR’s. Rent incl heat & hot water. NS/NP. ★ 604-526-5584 N. WEST 1 BR apt, nr Douglas Col, skytrain, balcony, n/p, n/s, n/d, $650 & up. 604-839-8156. BBY, Lghd Mall. Bach, $720 incl ht & h/w. ns/np, newly reno’d, storage, Apr 1. 604-779-3882

BBY METROTOWN 1 BR, $750 incls heat, hot water. Clean, quiet nice building, walk-up 2nd flr, laundry rm. Pet ok. 604-726-9710

AMBER ROCHESTOR

6508

Apt/Condos

BBY 1BR, @ Lougheed Mall & sky train, big bright clean complex, $875, May 1, 604-570-0556 BBY METROTOWN, Lrg 2 BR, $1017 & 1 BR $849. Incls heat/hot water, basic cable, coin W/D, 1 storage, 1 prkg, sec bldg. Av now. Onsite Res Mgr 604-677-7375 BBY S. 1 & 2 BR. $725, $859, ug prkg, carpets, WiFi, Metrotown, storage. cat ok, 604-818-1129

BBY/COQ. BROOKSIDE 2 BR, 7 appls, f/p, sec prkg, storage. Near sfu, skytrn, mall. Avail May 1. $1250. NS/NP. 778-891-8772

office: 604- 936-3907

AMBER (W)

COQ. CNTR, 2BD-2bath, hi/ceiling condo, ensuite, wkg/closet, balcony, insuite laundry, SS applncs, Grte counter, elec. f/pl, f/sprinkler, 1 parkg & 1 storage. $1400/m incl. cookg gas & H/water. 778-898-1941

office: 604- 939-2136 cell: 604- 805-9490

CALYPSO COURT 1030 - 5th Ave, New West Near Transportation & Douglas College. Well Managed Building.

office: 604- 524-8174 cell: 604- 813-8789 2232 McAllister Port Coquitlam 2 BR Apartment Available MAY 1

* Newly reno’d, quiet secure bldg, walk to all amenities. * Near WC Express. * Rent incls heat, hot water, fridge, stove, priv balcony & window coverings * Laundry & Storage ea floor * No pets ✔ Wheel Chair Access

604 - 941 - 7721

MOVE-IN BONUS

Large bright 1 br $785, 2br $1050. New reno Incl heat, hw dw np, 1016 Howie Ave. nr Austin Raymar Realty. 778-828-6345 N. BBY. PENTHOUSE, VIEW! New, 1118 sf, 2 BR, 2 bath, all appls, lrg balcony, sec 2 prkg. Nr skytrn, Brentwood Mall. $2500. N/S, N/P. Jimmy, 604-786-0808 GROSVENOR HOUSE 1 BR Apt, incls ht & h/w. By Moody Park. 720 - 7th Ave, New West. N/P, N/S. 604-517-1077

320-9th St, New West

RIVERS INLET Apartments

(Coquitlam Centre area) Bachelor, 1 BR & 2 BR Apts, 3 appls, incls heat & hot water, bldg laundry room on each flr. Avail May 1. Sorry no pets. Call 604-942-2012 coquitlampropertyrentals.com

ROTARY TOWER 25 Clute St, New West

555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

Large units some with 2nd bathroom or den. On bus routes, close to S.F.U. & Lougheed Mall.

ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

COTTONWOOD PLAZA

office: 604- 936-1225

JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq

Close to Lougheed Mall, all Transportation Connections, Schools & S.F.U.

1300 King Albert, Coq Close to Transportation, Schools & S.F.U.

GARDEN VILLA

1010 6th Ave, New West 1 BR & 2 BR Available. Beautiful atrium with fountain. By shops, college & transit. Pets negotiable. Ref required.

CALL 604 715-7764 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

Bayside Property Services Ltd.

22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge Large units. Close to Golden Ears Bridge. Great view of River

office: 604- 463-0857 cell: 604- 375-1768

SUNSET PARK 5870 Sunset Street

Close to Bus & BCIT STUDIO & 1 BDRM ★ Quiet park-like setting ★ Newly Reno’d ★ Heat/hot water incld 604-291-8197 www.sunsetparkapt.com

SKYLINE TOWERS 102-120 Agnes St, N.West

Hi-Rise Apartment with River View & Indoor Pool. 1 BR & 2 BR Available. Rent includes heat & hot water. Remodelled Building and Common area. Gated undergrd parking available. References required.

CALL 604 525-2122 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

BONSOR APTS

1 bedrooms starting at $804

rentals@capreit.net www.caprent.com

220 - 7th St, New West 1 BR apts from $720/mo. 2 BR, $850/mo. Includes heat & hot water, Big balconies. By shops, banks, Skytrain & college. U/grd prkg available. Call 604-519-1382

Age 55 or over. Beautiful view. Bach high rise apt. Close to trans & shopping. Rent incl all utils. Refs req. Contact Ana Cell: 778-859-0798

RENTALS 604-931-7376 rentals@capreit.net

RENTALS 604-931-3273

7 appls, parking, storage, $1350. Rec & Amenity rooms. NS / NP.

BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

office: 604-937-7343 cell: 778-848-5993

UG Parking, balconies. Close to Skytrain, near Gold Club, walk to mountain park. near Lougheed Mall.

Highrise DELUXE Condo GREAT LOCATION. 1 BR & Den • 900 sq. ft

CALL 604 715-7764

D/W, Heat/Water included, parking avail. No smoking, no pets. Exercise room onsite.

1114 HOWIE ST. COQUITLAM

Port Moody NEW PORT VILLAGE

Bach & 1 BR Available. All Suites Have Balconies. Undergrd Parking Available. Refs Required. Small Pet Ok.

KING ALBERT COURT

CYPRESS GARDENS

NEW WEST. RENO’ed 1 BR & 2 BR. New Kitchen/Bathroom, Carpet, Appliances. From $795 & $1050. 604-724-8353

COQ • Austin Heights Clean quiet 2 BR apts avail. Sorry no pets. 604-936-5755

Bach $704 1 Bdrm $810 2 Bdrm $1040

MOVE-IN BONUS

NEW WEST nr RCH/Skytrain, 1 BR apt, $755/mo, No Pets, quiet complex, Call 604 299-8288

VILLA MARGARETA

office: 604- 939-8905 cell: 604- 916-0261

www.caprent.com

NEW WEST Cozy 1 BR, nr all amens, River view, n/s, n/p, $745. Avail Now. 604-783-6003

COQ AUSTIN & BLUE MTN. 1 Br $720, 2 Br $820. Incl h/w, bldg W/D. Nr transit. 778-865-6696

612 CLARKE ROAD COQUITLAM

NEW WEST 508 - 8 St. Close to Westminster Mall & transit. BACH ste w/balcony, $655 incls heat & storage locker. Lrg 1 BR with balcony $795. Cat ok w/pet dep. Refs req. Res Mgr 604-521-1862

Managed by Colliers International

552 Dansey Ave, Coq

office: 604- 939-4903 cell: 778- 229-1358

NEW WEST 310 - 8 St. Close to skytrain & bus. Lrg 1BR, w/lrg patio. $795 incls heat & storage locker. Cat OK with pet dep. Refs req’d. Call Res Mgr 604-395-5303

6508

Apt/Condos

Whitgift Gardens 1 BR Apt, $750/mo, 2 BR Apt, $925/mo, 3 BR Apt, $1100/mo. Heat, hot water, parking. Family living, daycare available. Near kids’ park, basketball court and Skytrain.

No pets. Available now.

604 939-0944

6510

Co-ops

115 PLACE CO-OP Located in Burnaby near Lougheed Town Centre

Accepting applications or waiting list for Bachelors, 1 BR’s, 1 BR & Dens & 2 BR’s. Adult oriented high rise. Pool, exercise room and workshop. No Pets. Participation mandatory and $2000 share purchase required. Enquiries to Membership Committee

Call 604 421-1222

6535

Homestay

EL PRESIDENTE

COQ, 3082 Dayanee Springs. Newer 1 BR & Den, huge fam rm, f/p, w/i closet, 10’ ceilings, granite, pool, gym, luxury clubhouse. 800 sf. $1180. 778-883-7333

ARBOUR GREENE Extra Large 2 Bedrooms. Close to Lougheed Mall & S.F.U.

Apt/Condos

604- 983- 8046

401 Westview St, Coq Large Units. Near Lougheed Mall. Transportation & S.F.U.

6508

COQ. 2 BR $900, Avail Now or May 1, heat, parking. 778-990-7079 or 604-521-8249

545 Rochester Ave, Coq

Close to Lougheed Mall, S.F.U. & Transportation.

To place your ad call

604-444-3000

MONTECITO TOWERS 99-7360 Halifax St, Bby Bach, 1 BR & 2 BR

604 420-5636 www.montecitotowers.com

Renovated high rise, concrete building. Penthouse, 1 BR & 2 BR available. Very close to Metrotown, Skytrain & Bonsor swimming pool. Rent includes heat, hot water. Refs req’d.

HOST FAMILIES URGENTLY REQUIRED for Simon Fraser University (SFU) Full-time Summer Teen Camp 6 days/week ● July 2nd to August 14th. Most teens aged 15-17 years old; ● July 2nd to 30th 4 weeks halfboard. Boys from United Arab Emirates; ● July 2nd to 9th 1 week fullboard. Boys and girls from Japan; and other International students. Homestay remuneration: $28 per night halfboard (2 meals) $30 per night fullboard (3 meals) One nationality per home. English-speaking families provide two or three meals daily, willing to include students in family activities on Sundays. Homes close to Simon Fraser University by public transportation, between 40 and 50 minutes travel time one way. Contact: homestay@tamwood.com to request application package

6540

Houses - Rent

BBY Metrotown 3 BR bsmt home, deck, garage, workshop. Av now. $1500. NS/NP. 604-327-3855 BBY SOUTH Executive Fully Furn 3000 sqft, 4 BR 2 baths, lots of prkg, cls to transit, $3000. Lse avail May 1, Bryan 604-617-6501 BURQUITLAM, 4 BR home, f/yrd, storage. Near elem/high schools/ shops. Av now. $1450. N/S, N/P. 604-936-9670 or 778-869-9670 COQ 2076 Austin Ave, 3 BR, 2 bath, all appls, dbl garage. $1250 + util, Now/May1. Pet ok. By amens.(604) 780-2965, 417-2700 CULTUS LAKE. Cottage avail for long or short term rental. Fully furnished 2BR, BBQ & sunny deck. Near beach. $900/mo incl utils. N/s. Immed. 604-813-7535 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● ABBOTSFORD - 2087 Lonsdale Cr, HOUSE, 3bd w/ 2bd suite, quiet neigh., hot tub & pool.......$2,188/M CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town..... $888/M Call Kristen today (604)786-4663 www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca *RENT TO OWN*

Abbotsford- 3262 Clearbrook Rd. HOUSE with 5 bedrooms, 3 baths. Mortgage helper. Walk to all Schools and other amenities. Only $1,598/m. Low Down. Flexible Terms. (604) 626-9647 or (604) 657-9422 www.wesellhomesbc.com

6450

Miscellaneous Rentals

GATED PARKING AVAILABLE

Contact Alex 604-999-9978

New Westminster

or Bayside Property Services Office: 604-432-7774

CALL 604 723-8215 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

6565

Office/Retail Rent

POCO RETAIL 1236sf, 3450/mo, 2569 Shaughnessy St. Air cond, exc loc acreoss from City Hall. Jun 1. Bill Evans 604-836-2494

6590

Rooms

BBY N room in house, priv ent, bath & kit. Nr Lough Mall, SFU & Skytrain. $420 incl hyd/cbl/net, w/d, Ns/np. May 1. 604-438-7341

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-20

Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

COQ, Lough Skytrain. Bright rm. Sh’d big kitchen. $480 incl util/’net & a/c. Ns/np. Refs. 778-355-3575

6595-40

Suites/Partial Houses

COQ SPAC 2 BR ste g/lvl, cls to schl/bus. Inc w/d, hyd, net. N/S, N/P. Avail Now. $1000. 604-729-4709or 778-355-3964 COQ. WEST Upper 2 BR, own W/D, sundeck. Avl May 1. $1025 + utls. NS/NP. 604-637-3662

Suites/Partial Houses

1BR COQ, 1 yr New own W/D $850 incls utls cable net No Pet/ smoke, Avl. Now 778-834-8464 3BDRM, POCO, Full Bath, InsuiteW/D, Grdlvl, Sep.entry, NS/ NP, $1200+1/3util 604-945-6256 BBY 1 BR bsmt, nr City Hall, $800 incls utils, cbl & internet. n/s, n/p, Avail May 1. 604-889-8529

BBY 11TH/2ND St 2BR g/lvl, totally renod, granite counters, new appls, full bath. N/s, np. $950 incls utils. Av now. 604-526-8798

BBY, 14 Ave/2nd St. 1 BR, grd/lvl. $700/mo incl hydro. Shared w/d. Ns/np. May 1. 604-802-4492 BBY E, 7559 2nd St, 2 yrs old 3 BR mn flr hse, h/w flrs, full baths, new appls, gated compound. $2200. Avail Now. 604-861-8819 BBY EDMONDS 1 BR semi furn, incls utils, n/s, n/p, $750. nr skytrain, May 1. 604-525-9140

BBY, HIGHGATE. Spacious 1 BR + den. F/bath, sh’d w/d, f/yard. Suits 1. Nr bus. N/s, n/p. $700/mo incl hydro. May 1. 604-522-6525 BBY, Metrotown. 2 BR, upper flr. Nr bus, Skytrain, schls, T&T Mrkt. Ns/np. $980 + util. 604-438-1588

BBY METROTOWN, Lrg 2 BR, 2 bath, Reno’d, all new appls, priv entry. $1000 incls utls, cable. Suits family. Pet negot. N/S. Avail now. Elwell St. 604-463-0029 BBY N. Lrg 3 BR upper flr. On bus route to SFU. $1500/mo incl util, sh’d w/d. N/s, n/p. 604-420-7998

MAPLE RIDGE 2 BR, own W/D, D/W. $900 incls utls/cbl/prkg. N/S. Pet negot. 604-463-0029 N. WEST, Queensborough, Large 2 BR, g/lvl. $800 incl util & W/D. May 1. Ns/np. 604-525-7039

NEW WEST. Bach ste, f/bath. Ns/ np, no w/d. suits quiet & responsible person, $650 incl utils, a/c. Avail Apr 15. 604-517-8851 NEW WEST Queens Park, bright 1 BR ste, own W/D, priv entry, small yard. Suits 1. $750 incls utl. Av now. NS/NP. 604-525-3130

NEW WEST, Queensborough. Clean & spac. 1 BR. Ns/np. $625 incl hydrol. Near bus, park, shops, schools. Avail now. 604-306-3057 POCO, 2 BR ste, $800. PITT MEADOW, 1 BR ste, $650. Pet ok. Sh’d W/D. Pitt Meadow STORAGE 1150sf, $600. 604-727-4085 or 604-552-6084

6605

Townhouses Rent

POCO 2 BR, 2 baths, gas f/p, enste w/d, secure prkg, nr amens, ns, May 1. $1300. 604-837-4964

(Coquitlam Centre area) • 2 BR Townhouse • 3 BR Townhouse 1.5 bath, 2 levels, 5 appls, decorative fireplace, carport. Sorry no pets. • 1 & 2 BR Apts also avail.

Call 604-942-2012

coquitlampropertyrentals.com

7005

Body Work

MATURE BLONDE WOMAN Cert. SHIATSU. Catering to Mature Gentlemen South Burnaby. By appt 604-349-6780

7010

Personals

EXOTIC FRENCH MAIDS. We offer cleaning & massage in sexy uniforms 604-217-2224 btwn 9-6

Angel Massage Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai

full body rub • sauna & steam Sun-Thur 10-Midnight Fri/Sat 10am-1pm

604-294-8038 604-355-8038

402-3701 Hastings St., Burnaby

7015

Escort Services

GoRgeOUs & PlAyFul Hott Chocolate ★★Monica(778)321-1981★★

HOME SERVICES

8010

Alarm/Security

8060

Concrete

STAMPED CONCRETE

ALARM 604-463-7919 Systems Ltd.

8020

*Patios, Pool Decks, *Sidewalks Driveways *Forming *Finishing * Re & Re All Your Concrete Needs

30 yr exp. Quality workmanship Fully insured

Danny 604.307.7722

Blinds & Draperies Concrete Cracks Repair. Foundation Walls, Basement, Parkade. Full Warranty. Call Simon (604) 473-7761 DALL’ANTONIA CONCRETE Seniors discount. Friendly, family business, 40+ yrs. 604-240-3408

Carpet Cleaning

ROYAL STEAM CLEANING Carpet, Upholstery, Auto (Int), walls & windows 604-765-8054

8055

Cleaning

★★★★A GIFT OF TIME ★★★★ European standard. Lic/Ins. ICBC & Veteran claims. Free Window Cleaning , 778-840-2421

Need a Gardener?

COQ. 2 BR, grd/lvl. Private w/d & entry. Full bath. N/s, n/p. $975/mo incls utils. Immed. 604-931-3677 COQ, MARINER Way, 1 BR gr lev, Own W/D, sep entry. Avail now, $700 incls utls. NS/NP. 604-945-6755 or 604-767-8049

PORT COQUITLAM 2 BR townhouse, $830, quiet-family complex, no pets call 604-464-0034.

POCO, NORTHSIDE 1 BR g/lvl, n/s, n/p, shared w/d, $675 + 1/3 utils. Avail May 1. 604-728-7404

8035

BBY, The Crest. Newly reno’d 2 BR. Priv w/d & yard. N/s. $1000 incl hydro. May 1. 604-522-5547

POCO 2 BR T/H $785/mo. Quietfamily complex, No Pets! Avail Now. Call 604-464-0034

NEW WEST. 2 BR bsmt, full bath. Ns/np, no laundry. $950/mo incl hydro/cbl. Immed. 778-836-1196

BBY N near SFU, bright & newly decorated upper 3 BR Duplex, 2 bath, 5 appls, f/p, carport. NS/NP. 604-420-3269 or 604-760-7043

BBY SOUTH 2 BR mn flr, $1100 incls all utils, w/d hookup, lrg sundeck, Avail May 1, n/s, pet neg. 604-515-0367

Townhouses Rent

Townhouses

COQ WESTWOOD Plt. 2 BR, gr lev ste, 5 appls. $950 + 1/3 utls. Avail now. NS/NP. 604-834-8355

BBY, Near BCIT, 2 BR g/lvl ste. NS/NP. $1000 incl utils, shared w/d, Immed. 604-438-1790

BBY Pandora/Gilmore, 1 BR ste, own W/D, rad heat, $975 incls utls/cbl/net. NS/NP 604-253-5395

6605

RIVERS INLET

New Westminster

FURNISHED ROOMS. $450 $500/mo incl hydro/cbl & tv. Sh’d w/d & kitch/bath. 778-892-1936

6602

6602

8073

Drainage

DRAIN TILES & WATER LINES Without Digging a Trench 604-294-5300

8075

Drywall

ALL WORK GUARANTEED

J.A. CONSTRUCTION

Specializing in drywall & textured ceiling repairs, drywall finishing, stucco repairs, painting. Fully insured.

604-916-7729 JEFF

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8080

Electrical

8160

Lawn & Garden

604-725-5371

Residential / Commercial and Industrial Wiring / Maintenance No Job Too Big or Small Licensed, Bonded & Insured Contractor # 50123

Call Rod at 778-835-8319

• Spring Yard Clean Up • Lawn Maintenance and Gardening • Hedge and Tree Trimming • Cedar Fencing • Fully Insured • BBB Member

604-720-2853

www.atclandscape.com

ABACUS ELECTRIC.ca Lic Elect

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

8087

Excavating

* Landscape and Garden Design & Construction * Full Lawn Care Services Mowing, Power Raking, Aeration, Fertilizing, New Lawns * Hedges and Tree Pruning * Yard Cleanups * Fences & Decks

Marc • 604-315-8954

Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

Century Hardwood Floors 604-376-7224 www.centuryhardwood.com

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

Refinish, sanding, install, dustless Prof & Quality work 604-219-6944 Best Service! Best Price! Hardwood, Laminate & Tiles. Repair & Refinish. 604-783-4615

8125

Gutters

A1 Steve’s Gutter Cleaning & Repair from $98. Gutters vacuumed/hand clean. 604-524-0667 Edgemont Gutters. Sales & Install 5’’ continuous gutter, minor repairs, cleaning. 604-420-4800 PRESSURE WASHING, Gutter Cleaning and Repairs Call George • 778-859-7793

8130

Handyperson

A Semi Retired Tradesman Small Renovations & Repairs, Crown Moldings & Finishing. Richard, 604-377-2480 HANDYMAN - framing, decks, tiles, hardwood, drywall. Total additions & basements. Ken 778-773-6251 or 604-455-0740

Stevie’s Handyman Services Big or Small, we do it ALL! Call Stevie • 778-997-0337

8155

Free Est. 604-779-6978

email:

alljobs@telus.net

Kert Landscaping Ltd

604-942-5378

www.kertlandscaping.com ★ AMAZING TOUCH LAND’G ★ Bobcat, paving, retaining walls, turf, planting, etc. 604-889-4083 ★ OPERA LANDSCAPING ★ Retaining walls, irrigation, paving, patios, fences, etc. 778-688-2444

Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount

ADVANCE MOVING LTD MOVING & DELIVERY EXPERTS!! Licensed, Bonded & Insured Single item to full house moves We Guarantee the Cost of Every Move Flat Rates always available A+ (604) 861-8885 BBB www.advancemovingltd.com Rating

Greenpath Yard Main’t

■ Trim & Prune Hedges ■ Yard Clean-up ■ Rubbish Removal ■ Power Raking ■ Aerating ■ Cedar Fence Removal & Installation ■ Bush Clearing & Weed Whacking Free Estimates, WCB Ins’d

604-710-9670

Park’s Landscaping

Gardening Services Lawn Maintenance Landscape Design Residential & Commercial William KIM • 27 years exp.

604-518-3571

CHAFFER BEETLE Treatment. Lawn care, reseeding, rototilling gardens & hedges. 778-885-6488

menunderpressure.ca Powerwashing & Gutters Free Quote, Low Cost Chris 604-463-1951

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

TOTAL HOME RENOVATIONS Since 1983

FROM DESIGN TO FINISH

Specialties Include: Kitchen & Bath Improvements We Also Do: • Roofing • Sundecks • Door & Window Replacements

Call Bill

604-298-1222 www.chrisdalehomes.com

CANWEST CABINETRY

604-787-8061

• Includes all Taxes • Licenced & Insured • Professional Piano Movers

604-708-8850

MONTY J’S MOVING

$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020 A MOVING EXPERIENCE WITH L & D ENTERPRISES !!! Fast & Dependable Special Rates Seniors Disc. Call 604-464-5872 AMI MOVING ★ 3-5 ton cube. Starting at $39/hour. Local & long distances. 24/7 ★ 604-617-8620 TwoGuysWithATruck.ca Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK

8220

Plumbing

CANRO SERVICE. H/W tank, furnace, boiler, drain, installations & repairs. BBB. 604-789-6767

A Gardener & A Gentleman Lawn, garden, tree svcs. Pruning, yard clean-up, rubbish. 319-5302

Water Lines (without digging) Sewer Lines (without digging) Install. Drain tiles. 604-294-5300

ADAM’S YARD CARE Hedge trimming, pruning trees, yard clean up, etc Adam 778-899-4162

LOCAL PLUMBER - Licensed, insured,GASFITTING, renos, Repairs. VISA 604-469-8405

Grow ‘n’ Gardens Lawn/Garden Trees/Hedges. Power Washing. All Services Tara 778-316-2648

8225

Power Washing

Grant’s Home Maintenance Complete Pressure Washing: Roofs, Houses, Driveways, etc Gutter Cleaning & Repairs.

Lawn & Garden • Clean-ups & Disposal, Gutters/Press Washing Seniors Disc. Al @ 604-783-3142 SAM’S Gardening SERVICE Lawn & Garden Care, Hedge Trims, Clean-up. 604-603-2341 THE LAWN BUTCHER Only Prime Cuts will do! Call Jim 778-839-6250 WE CUT GRASS since 1988! Lawn Maint. Monthy rates/contracts. Reasonable rates. NO HST. Fred 604-614-8498 or Bill 604-939-2274

Residential & Strata Prompt Service. WCB Insured

604- 936-2808

grantshomemaintenance@shaw.ca

Trimax Roofing Ltd. Re & new roof, repairs, WCB, Ins. Will beat any written price! 604-856-4999

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

8250

Roofing

A Eastwest Roofing & Siding Re-roofing, Gutter, Free Est, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437

A Save on Roofing - specialize in ★reroof ★ repair★ Fully Ins. Free est. 10% discount 778-892-1266

PAINTING LTD.

Int. & Ext. Specialist, 20 yrs exp. * Reas. Rates, High Quality * Fast, clean, with ref’s Licensed, Insured & WCB

Jean-Guy Bottin

Cell 604.626.1975

Magic Star Painting

Spring Specials 3 ROOMS 4 ROOMS $ 279 $359 Top Quality Quick Work

Roofing Experts 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank

8255

Rubbish Removal

Rubbish Removal

Call Now: 780-6510 Quality Work You Can Trust! Interior & Exterior ★ UNBEATABLE PRICES ★ Free Est. / Written Guarantee

❏ DISPOSAL Construction, Reno’s & Drywall / Demolition ❏ YARD & HOME Cleanup •7 Days/Week •Free Est’s

Isaac ★ 604-727-5232

Insured/WCB

604-RUBBISH

D&M PAINTING

* We Remove & Recycle Anything*

NORM, 604-466-9733 Cell: 604-841-1855

Interior/Exterior Specialist

10% OFF WITH THIS AD www.604rubbish.com

604-724-3832

$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020

''Satisfaction Guaranteed''

JENCO

CONSTRUCTION

Small Jobs Are Welcome! We do Kitchens & Baths Spring special: 15% off Custom Cabinets www.jenco-online.info

604-562-5934

Many Years Experience Fully Insured Top Quality, Quick Work Free Estimate

DANN DECORATING

• Pressure Washing • Residential/Commercial • Over 25 years experience

Call Geoff Dann at:

Georgie Award for Best Renovation & Design Complete Renovations / Additions Kitchens / Bathrooms

604-728-3009

www.jkbconstruction.com

PRP RENOVATIONS

604-782-8665

A Name You Can Trust

STARBRUSH PAINTING • Free Estimates • Seniors Disc. • High Quality, Low Cost • WCB

25% Off with this ad

Kitchens, baths, tiling, flooring, painting, plumbing, gutters ★ Small jobs welcome ★ Insured, WCB

#1 PAY-LESS PRO PAINTING 31 yrs exp. Spring Special Ext/Int. Call 24 hrs, 7 days 604-891-9967

WWW.RENORITE.COM

Good Day Painting Fully Insured, Quality Work, Res/Comm, No Payment till Job is Completed! Call Thomas 604 377-1338

604-764-0399

Save Your Dollars!

✓ RenoRite

778-317-1256•604-451-0225 A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936 CARPENTER HANDYMAN, Reno’s, Carpentry, H/W Flrs, Home Repairs, etc. 604-307-6715 Complete Bathroom Reno’s Suites, Kitchens,Tiling, Skylights, Windows, Doors, 604 521-1567 D & M RENOVATIONS, Flooring, tiling, finishing. Fully Insured. Top quality, quick work 604-724-3832 JKB CONSTRUCTION LTD. COMPLETE RENOVATIONS

604-728-3009 jkbconstruction.com

THOMAS DIAMOND Quality Renos, Repairs, Decks, Stairs etc. Precise, Reliable, Prof, Insured. Free Est. 604-710-7941. thomasdiamond1@hotmail.com

Need a Handyman?

Find one in the Home Services section.

Call 604-518-0974

782-2474

8200

Patios/Decks/ Railings

WILL HAUL out garages and bsmts, for little or no $ if saleable items are included. 604-936-8583

8300

8315

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

DISPOSAL BINS: Starting at $99 + dump fees. Call 604-306-8599 www.disposalking.com

Tree Services

$ BEST RATES $

Dangerous tree removal, pruning, topping, hedge trimming & stump grinding. Fully insured & WCB

Jerry 604-618-8585 Andrew 604-618-8585

A-1 TRI CRAFT TREE SERVICES (EST. 1986)

Treeworks 15 yrs exp. Tree/ Stump Removal, Prun’in & Trim’in & View Work 291-7778, 787-5915 www.treeworksonline.ca

8335

Window Cleaning

BOB’S WINDOW Gets that Clean, Clear Shine No Drops, No Drips, No Streaks Right into the corners! Serving you for over 20 yrs. Also do Gutters 604 588-6938

Free Est’s • Large or Small Jobs

• • • • • •

DB WINDOW CLEANING Window Cleaning Gutter Cleaning Pressure Washing Building Siding Cleaning Registered & Insureed Residential/Commercial 604-376-7842

db.windowcleaning@yahoo.com

Edgemont Building Maintenance. Window & Gutter Cleaning, Power Washing. 604-420-4800

AUTOMOTIVE

9110

Collectibles & Classics

29th ANNUAL SWAP MEET Sunday Apr. 17th 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

★Cars ★ Parts ★ Collectibles★ Maple Ridge Fair Grounds ( 105th & Lougheed Hwy ) Admission $2.00 Free Parking Jake 604-941-7791

9145

Scrap Car Removal

MILANO Painting 604-551-6510 Int/Ext. Good Prices. Free Est. Written Guar. Prof & Insured. ★ STAFFORD & SON ★ Interior/Exterior. Top quality work. Reasonable rates. 604-809-3842

Rubbish Removal

RED’S RUBBISH REMOVAL and Home Maintenance. Reas. rates. Call Red, 604-290-7033

LOW COST ®

Free Estimates

CANSTAR PAINTING

8255

J. PEARCE STUCCO CONTRACTING. Residential / Commercial. 604-761-6079

CONFIDENT

778-997-9582

Bath *Kitchen* Suites & More

PLUMBERS

Roofing

Additions ★ Renovations Concrete Forming ★ Decks Garages ★ Bathrooms Ceramic Tile ★ Drywall Hardwood Flooring

Ask about our Spring Specials! www.MontyJsMoving.com

Call 604-710-5253

8250

A Eastcan Roofing & Siding Ltd Re-Roof, Repair. Ins. WCB. BBB. 604-562-0957 or 604-961-0324

FERREIRA HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $50 ~

To place your ad call

604-444-3000

FUTUR GRAFFITI SOLUTIONS, Power Washing & Graffiti Removal. Hot/Cold Water. 604-420-2848

Starting $30/ hour Licensed & Insured

COQUITLAM

❏ SPRING CLEAN-UP ❏ Yard Maintenance ❏ Hedge Trim ❏ Tree Pruning ❏ Weeding ❏ Retaining Walls ❏ Lawn Cuttng Contracts Insured. Guaranteed. John: 604-464-8700 or 778-867-8785

Power Washing

Save Money on Manufacturer Direct! Quality Custom Kitchens & Baths New • Renos • Refacing • Closets Entertainment Units & more! Free Estimates 604-328-0611

BEST RATE MOVING

LANDCAPING LTD.

Landscaping

Retaining walls, Pavers, Machine Work, Drainage, Soil and Gravel Delivery, Sod Lawn repairing, Perimeter Drains, Sewer line

45 We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac

B&Y MOVING Residential and Commercial • Landscape Maintenance • Power Raking • Aeration • Lawn Repairs • Gardening

8225

1 to 3 Men

1, 3, 5, 7 or 10 Ton $ From

• Local & Long Distance • Avail. 24/7 incl. holidays • Seniors Discount • Delivery to/from YVR Airport

Call Ryan: 604-329-7792

Hardwood Floor Refinishing

AFFORDABLE MOVING

Experienced Movers with Affordable Rates!

• All Bobcat & Mini-X Services • Small Hauls Available • Fast Reliable Service

Flooring/ Refinishing

Moving & Storage

www.affordablemoversbc.com

ABSOLUTE BOBCAT & EXCAVATION LTD.

8105

8185

604-537-4140

Contr 97222. 40 years exp. 1 stop! Reas. rates! BBB. 778-988-9493

Top Tier Electrical Inc. Comm/Res renos & construction. Adam 604-773-4313 Lic #104540

Masonry

ALL TYPES OF STONE, Brick, Block, Tiles, Reno’s & Repairs. Certified European Craftsman. 35 yrs exp. Call Mike 604-328-7974

HOMEFIX ELECTRICAL DIVISION

Contract # 102055 200 Amp Service Upgrades Spring Special $1800 Free est. Ins. 25 yrs exp. For All Your Reno Needs!

8175

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Cash for junk cars! $100 to $1000 Ask about our $500 Credit!

Visit our website @ www.surreyscrap.com Free tow, no wheels, no papers no problem! Hassle free friendly service. 2 hr service in most areas.

604 628 9044

9145

Scrap Car Removal

THE SCRAPPER SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

E

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

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2000 TJ Sport Jeep, green, complete hard & soft top, 4 l, 6 cyl, low 120k kms $10,500. 604-530-2839

UNITED VINYL SUNDECKS LTD.

• Waterproofing • Aluminum Awnings • Custom Aluminum Railings • Deck Renovations

Free Est.

942-5394

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

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

8220

Plumbing

604-761-7175 #1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673 ★ FREE TOWING ★ up to $500 CASH Today!

604-728-1965 John

10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005

FREE SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Top $$ for complete cars. Flat Rate Towing Service avail. Call ★ 604-720-0067

$69/HR Lic’d/Ins. Exp & friendly Clogged drains, plumbing, small jobs OK! Call 24/7! 604-805-2488

FREE SCRAP car & truck removal. Top $$ paid for all. No wheels - no problem. 604-761-7175

1986 CHEV Gruman. Propane. Step van style. This is an ex-tool truck. $5,500 obo. 604-607-7711

9160

Sports & Imports

2000 VW Jetta GLS, 88,000k, 4 cyl auto, full pwr, a/c, heated seats. $5900 obo. 604-936-0538

9515

Boats

Aluminum Boat Wanted, 10, 12 or 14ft, with or without motor or trailer. Will pay $. 604-319-5720

9522

RV’s/Trailers

29 FT 5th WHEEL, recently refurbished, incls upholstery, awning, appls, new bed, wood flr, $4700 obo. 604-464-2702


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Best soccer player you can be! All about the Coaches, Programs, Facilities & Organization

IT’S

COQUITLAM METRO-FORD SOCCER CLUB Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club (CMFSC) is one of the provinces largest and most successful soccer clubs - offering both recreational and elite programs to over 3,000 youth and adult players. A leader in the soccer community, CMFSC is financially stable, well organized and has a full complement of technical resources, contractors and volunteers to support our programs. We pride ourselves in developing a player’s full potential and passion for “the beautiful game”. Our philosophy is “Soccer for Life” and our intent is to develop future soccer fans and community volunteers. The club operates under the leadership of a dedicated, volunteer Board and the stewardship of Technical Director Sara Maglio, whom herself, along

TECHNICAL STAFF

Played youth soccer in Coquitlam Member of Provincial, and S.F.U. (4-year All American, Nat’l Championship) teams Member of the U20 & Sr. National (’99 World Cup) teams Vancouver Whitecaps from ’01 - ’05 (2004 Championship team) Assistant Coach for Simon Fraser University Women’s team (’08) B - National coaching license

• • • • • •

Finishing fifth season with CMFSC Played youth soccer for the Metro-Ford Soccer Club Played on Provincial Teams, U17 & U20 National Teams, & Olympic team Played professionally for Edmonton Drillers (MISL) and Vancouver Whitecaps Currently plays for CMFSC Wolves in VMSL Premier league B-National coaching license

Dale Mitchell,

• • • •

All-time leading scorer for Canada (19 goals, ‘80-’93) & Hall of Fame Member Represented Canada at the World Cup (Mexico, ’86) & the Olympics (Los Angeles, ’84) Played professionally in NASL (‘77-‘83), MISL (’83-’93) & CSL (‘88-’94) Coached Canada (’07-’09), Canada U20’s (’01-’07), Vancouver Whitecaps (’99-’01) A-National coaching license

Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club offers recreational and elite programs for all ages and genders.

OUR CLUB ENDORSES AND SUPPORTS COACHING CERTIFICATION. Our premier teams in each competitive age category are listed here. Our website (www.cmfsc.ca) provides a complete listing of all teams, coaches and programs.

COACHING REFEREEING DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS.

Team

HEAD COACH (Boy’s & Girl’s U5-U7)

HEAD COACH (U8-U13 Boy’s & Technical Programs)

• •

• • • • •

Member of CMFSC’s Premier Women’s team Long and successful playing career starting with Coquitlam City Soccer Played at Simon Fraser University (two time All - American, National Champion) Played with Vancouver Whitecaps (’03 League MVP, Champions)

Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club has invested in the development of our own academies/camps/ programs, which include the following: • • • •

HEAD COACH (U8-U13 Girl’s)

Played for CMFSC’s Premier Women’s team Coached U18 Metro team (90’s); Head Coach of U15 Metro Girls team (95’s) Played in the W-League for the Fort Collins Force, SFU & Jacksonville State Played on the Provincial teams from U14 - U20 (2 National Championships) B-Prep coaching license

BOYS TEAMS U11 Select U12 Select U13 EA BCSPL U14 EA BCSPL U15 EA BCSPL U16 EA BCSPL U17 EA BCSPL U18 EA BCSPL Men’s Premier

• •

Andrea Maloney,

DIRECTOR OF COACHING Select Programs (U13 - U18 Boys & Girls) •

Phebe Trotman,

Alfredo Valente,

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

• • • •

with numerous other club members, played their youth soccer in Coquitlam and have returned to “give back” to the community, the club and the game. Coquitlam Metro-Ford Soccer Club employs an extensive player/coach development model that leverages experienced, qualified and professional coaches. This holistic approach to development includes game attendance (assess play, coaching and team organization), training plans/sessions development, technical training sessions, coach development (on and off-field presentations) and coach selection/recruitment.

Our coaches have extensive backgrounds in the game and include numerous former national, professional and university players with broad youth coaching experience. All of CMFSC’s volunteers and technical resources are screened and complete criminal record checks every year.

Sara Maglio,

• •

Founding Member EA Sports BC Soccer Premier League

Y-League (Whitecaps & USL) High Performance Academy Development Academy Goalkeeping Academy

604-939-9576 604-944-0418 604-916-1809 778-237-4014 778-882-8702 604-765-1093 604-461-8233 778-836-0979 604-464-3797

Speed & Agility Academy Spring Clinics Spring Break & Summer Camps

Initiation Academy

Highly successful (sells out). Open to 4, 5 & 6 year-old boys & girls. Facilitated by experienced, paid coaches & entirely dedicated to skill development & fun.

Development Teams

12 Week program, by invitation only (Head Coach & Academy coaches). Open to kids under 12 that show significant desire, commitment & social skills. Development focuses on coaches & players.

GIRLS TEAMS Michael Favaro Bob Rosenlund Joey Scigliano Rob Mazzarollo Carlo Corazzin Danny Jones Les Krivak Russell Huggon John Price

• • •

U11 Select U12 Select U13 EA BCSPL U14 EA BCSPL U15 EA BCSPL U16 EA BCSPL U18 EA BCSPL Women’s Premier

Karim Ismael Alex Barnetson Dennis Kindel Gordon Chin Bruno Colangeli Luis Guerreiro Alfred Valente Dennis Kindel

604-931-9020 604-603-4620 604-880-7479 604-885-4653 604-298-1200 604-764-9990 604-790-8602 604-880-7479

2010 SUPER Y LEAGUE CLUB OF THE YEAR U15 BOYS Y LEAGUE CHAMPIONS HOME OF U18 BOYS & U14 GIRLS CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

For further information on the Club

www.cmfsc.ca


Coquitlam Now April 15 2011