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remier Christy Clark strides into her Vancouver-Point Grey campaign office on West Fourth near Alma. It’s 14 days before the May 11 byelection to fill former premier Gordon Campbell’s legislature seat and Clark is behind schedule, but she appears relaxed. Dressed for a private dinner in pearls, navy dress, jacket and heels, she greets volunteers warmly, exuding the selfassurance and polish of a practiced politician. Clark is clearly happily back in her milieu after quitting office in 2004. The 45-year-old, who launched a failed bid to be the NPA’s mayoral candidate in 2005 and worked as a columnist and a radio talk show host during the break prior to winning the Liberal leadership, settles into a seat for one of few interviews leading up to the vote. It’s tough balancing responsibilities, she says, explaining she spent most of the previous day in Victoria, flew to Vancouver in the evening, then dropped by the campaign office for about an hour to make calls. “It’s enough of a challenge to balance being premier with your family. Now I have the challenge of balancing the premier’s duties, being over in Victoria and the legislature, my parenting and the campaign here.” The campaign overlap with last Monday’s federal election, coupled with the distraction of hockey playoffs likely softened interest in the byelection—and generated confusion about the vote, but Clark doesn’t see it as a major problem. “[The timing is] not perfect, but there is a higher literacy about elections in this community than anywhere else you’ll find. So if you have to have it, it’s better to do it in a place where people are switched on, fully engaged and really highly literate about the process.” Election odds favour Clark whose politi-

Premier Christy Clark at her campaign office on West Fourth. cal profile soars above her five opponents, including the most serious contender—the NDP’s David Eby, who’s taken an unpaid leave from his job as executive director of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association to run. Eby is more closely associated with the Downtown Eastside, homelessness issues and police brutality complaints than the upscale Vancouver-Point Grey neighbourhood, but he maintains the NDP has a strong following and he’s “working like a dog” to build support. “This is what I like so much about this riding. This is a stealth riding for the NDP. There’s a lot of high density housing in this community—people living in basement suites, people living in small apartments—there are a lot of NDP voters. This riding has always been close from an electoral politics point of view and it’s very winnable.” Clark is cautious about appearing over

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confident. “It was always close for [Campbell],” she says. “We have to assume it’ll be close for me, too. And you know, government hasn’t won a byelection in 30 years, so just like the Canucks, we want to change history.”

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ancouver-Point Grey stretches west from Arbutus Street to include Point Grey, UBC and Kitsilano, roughly from West 16th Avenue to English Bay. The riding includes both multimillion-dollar homes and a transient population of students and renters. It’s voted Liberal for 15 years. Campbell captured 46 to 56 per cent of the vote in the last four elections, with the NDP nipping at his heels. The last time the NDP won was in 1991 thanks to Darlene Marzari. Next week, six candidates vie for the seat—Clark, Eby, the Green Party’s Françoise Raunet, Danielle Alie for the B.C. First

Party and two independent candidates, Eddie Petrossian and William Gibbens. On this sunny evening, Clark insists the Liberals’ hold on the riding hasn’t made her complacent. “No way. I’ve knocked on a lot of doors in this riding and I’ve made a lot of phone calls, so I’m not taking any votes for granted. I’ve always thought you have to go and earn every single vote that you get and if you want to represent a community, you have to know what’s going on in people’s lives,” she says. Clark lives near Cambie Street outside the riding, but says she’ll move westward if elected. She cites connections to the community—her son attends a Kitsilano Catholic school and she’s been on Kitsilano Neighbourhood House’s board. Policy talking points centre on open government, families and job creation, but she’s careful to distance herself from Campbell who left office with record low approval. “These [policies] are the focuses of the government and I do think the public has felt frustrated about the lack of input that they’ve had in the past and the HST is a good example of that... We have to provide way more access to government information for the public.” Clark claims not to be surprised by Eby’s candidacy, arguing Adrian Dix’s election as NDP leader signaled a sharp turn left, which suits Eby’s political leanings. The pair have met on Clark’s radio show and she calls him a “credible threat.” “I like him. He’s got a lot to offer to the public debate. Where we differ is I’m interested in trying to find the things that we share in common—trying to unite people, trying to listen and have a real honest dialogue about things. What the NDP are about with Adrian Dix and David Eby—[they’re] about dividing people. They’re about labelling people—who deserves to be punished and who deserves to be helped. Continued on page 5

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I feel Clark will win because she’s better known than Mr. Eby and I always like to be on a winning campaign.”

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NDP candidate David Eby chats with potential voters on West Broadway. her image to win the riding while bolstering the Liberals’ chances of remaining in power in the next provincial election—an accusation she dismisses. “It’s shallow to suggest that somebody doesn’t change over five years. It’s just not true that I’ve tried to do that—I am different. It’s not that I’m trying to present myself differently—I am different. Being a parent has profoundly changed me—it’s made me a very different person and being out of politics for five years in a job where I listened to people for a living also changed me profoundly,” she says.

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Staunch supporters, including Marina Navin, cite Clark’s energy, legislature experience and work outside politics as credentials that make her an ideal candidate for Vancouver Point-Grey. Navin, a former NPA school trustee, is the campaign’s volunteer coordinator who also helped Campbell get elected in previous races, but she doesn’t take the vote for granted. “No candidate thinks it’s a slam dunk... Every election you’re never sure what makes you win, except you have a good candidate. She’s a good candidate. We think our candidate has superior skills…

usan Boyd calls potential volunteers from a corner cubicle at Eby’s sprawling campaign office on West Broadway near Balaclava. Boyd, a University of Victoria professor, lives in Vancouver but not in this riding. “The NDP needs to challenge Christy Clark,” she says. “It’s been a stronghold of Liberal votes, but I guess I’m of the opinion that you should always remain hopeful that there could be a change.” Eby is equally optimistic a few blocks away. He raps on the door of a well-landscaped property along West 16th Avenue near Blenheim Street. It’s midday in late April and he waits a moment before scribbling a “sorry I missed you” message. The 34-year-old isn’t having much luck—few are home. The lanky six-footseven Ontario-born lawyer presses on. Next door, a man answers and describes himself as a centrist voter who’s “a little bit right.” He hasn’t decided how he’ll vote. Talk turns to American politics before Eby, dressed in jeans, running shoes, dress shirt and tie, segues back to Clark. He tells the man the premier won’t participate in allcandidates debates. “No one knows where she stands,” he says. A few homeowners claim they’ve already voted—confusing the federal election and provincial byelection, but for the most part, knocks go unanswered. Each time, Eby checks for occupants in suites who he regards as potential NDP supporters. Continued on page 6

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Continued from page 5 After a largely fruitless effort, Eby stops a random group of passersby and is rewarded. “I’ve got your sign on my lawn—you’ve got to beat her,” insists Jan Johnston, complaining about the B.C. Rail debacle and Clark’s record as education minister. Johnston is a former parent advisory council chair at Hudson elementary. “So I know how difficult it is to deal with her. Because you’re unknown, you’re just going to have to get your name out but I think you have a shot.”

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“TOO OFTEN I WAS TALKING TO PEOPLE WHO DIDN’T HAVE A FULL GRASP OF THE ISSUES.” David Eby

I’ve seen myself going for a while, so the question has been a matter of timing. A lot of the issues that I care about very closely are dealt with at the provincial level and the people who would suggest that I’ve come here to raise issues are absolutely right… what an amazing opportunity a byelection is to do that.” Eby’s chief concerns are the environment, education and solving homelessness, particularly as it relates to addiction and mental health. While he’s had success in attracting media attention to causes, he wants more influence inside the system. “I felt like too often I was talking to people who didn’t have a full grasp of the issues they were dealing with. Christy Clark, in the paper today, said ‘OK David Eby if you want to house the people at New Fountain Shelter how are you going to pay for it?’ What she doesn’t understand is the fact it’s cheaper to put people in social housing than putting people on the streets. And you can say it 100 times and you can point to the studies but at the end of the day if it’s not somebody in

caucus or in opposition who’s raising these issues from that perspective, it’s too easy to say well, we can’t afford to do social housing or we can’t afford to deal with that issue.” Eby predicts a close election and says Clark knows it judging by the decision to adopt an NDP platform—raising the minimum wage. It’s uncertain if the historic win by the federal NDP will have any impact on the provincial scene or how much the Green Party vote will figure into results, but Eby embraces the underdog image, while rejecting the long-shot label. “The doesn’t-stand-a-chance analysis is generally people who haven’t looked at the electoral numbers or this riding or who don’t understand this riding from the perspective of the diversity of the people who live here.” An hour later, Eby nears his campaign office, again stopping people on the street. Reaction is positive. Frank Fornelli, who used to work at Vancouver Community College, argues Clark “messed things up” in education. “Good for you,” he tells Eby. “I have [your] sign on my lawn. I couldn’t stand Christy Clark… I don’t trust her really, I don’t trust her at all.” Eby smiles. “See you at the victory party,” he says. See related stories and photo gallery at

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“The Archbishop [J. Michael Miller] has personally spoken with Mayor [Gregor] Robertson and offered his assurances that we are prepared to fulfill that ministry. It’s certainly something we don’t want to let go of either,” he added. The building at 150 Robson St. includes Catholic Family Services, Catholic Independent Schools of the Vancouver Archdiocese and the First Nations Ministry. The Archdiocese of Vancouver encompasses 450,000 Catholics in the Lower Mainland, from Boston Bar, between Yale and Lytton on the Fraser River, to the Canada-U.S. border, according to Fenrick. Schratz said the perception of the Catholic Church as being in decline is unfounded. “[Our numbers] are increasing almost exponentially… And the numbers of priests who are coming in to the church, the decline has fallen off and we’re on the rise, so things are looking quite healthy,” he said. Schratz said it’s not just new Canadians growing the church’s ranks. “Easter is the time when new Catholics are formally received, whether they’re baptized for the first time or whether they come in from other faiths, and every year, hundreds and hundreds, in this diocese alone, and all across Canada there’s that pattern,” he said. crossi@vancourier.com Twitter: @Cheryl_Rossi


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I will be shocked if Christy Clark loses next week’s byelection in Vancouver-Point Grey. When I told her that, she held up her right hand with her thumb and forefinger a few centimetres apart as she tried to convince me the race between her and the NDP’s David Eby was that close. Sure, sure. We were just leaving a luxury seniors housing complex where condos sell for up to $1.2 million and rents start at $3,900 a month. Welcome to Tapestry on UBC’s Wesbrook Mall. While a roomful of well-heeled residents sipped afternoon cocktails, the premier answered their questions. Did I mention this was a friendly crowd? I had forgotten how good she was at this— charming, glib, and most of all confident. She’s clearly happy to be back in the game after a five and a half year break. But as casual and warm as her performance was, behind it all is a cool, calculated strategy, one that will carry her through a general election: Frame your opponent as hard left, combative and old fashioned; frame yourself as something new. She represents “change,” seeking solutions by listening to people. It shouts at you in her literature and it is imbedded in her every practised phrase. And one more point: Don’t share the stage, especially at traditional debates where your opponents can catch you. This is particularly problematic for Clark, given her loose lips. But I’ll get back to that in a moment. She promises change but “not change where you throw the baby out with the bath water.” You’ll hear that line a lot, hopefully forgetting

allengarr that the bathwater contains Clark’s murky history first as education minister and then minister of children and family development before she quit. She wanted to spend more time with her young son. She also managed to build a career as a popular talk show host. That time away, plus the fact that none of former premier Gordon Campbell’s cabinet members supported her leadership bid, has given her incredible latitude. Yes she has to hold the Liberal/Tory alliance together in her caucus. But she can cherry pick through what was left to her in the way of policy and people. Dump a couple of deputies, including the problematic Campbell recruit Leslie Du Toit at the Ministry of Children and Family Development. Return teachers’ pet George Abbott as minister of education. Cut the NDP’s grass by raising the minimum wage,

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Canucks cult puzzling to team sports outsider I can’t bring myself to write anything political this week. So instead I’m going to focus on something that I don’t understand at all. Some years ago I was on a Seattle ferry, leaning on a railing and looking out to sea. An old guy in aviator glasses sidled up to me and said, a propos of nothing, “How about them Mariners?” I responded with, “They’re a basketball team, right?” He slowly backed away from me, wearing a slightly disturbed expression. Obviously I was some kind of space creature in disguise, and had just failed at the most elementary social exchange for male human beings: sports talk. I am pitifully behind the eight ball when it comes to team sports (even a pool table metaphor is a stretch for me). So with all the Canucks frenzy over the past few weeks, I can’t help but feeling like a diplomat from the Crab Nebula, stuck on a strange planet with a busted decoder ring. Newspaper front pages dominated by hockey headlines. Laughing television news teams bantering about their favourite players. Radio DJs yammering about who scored what way back when. Politicians wearing team jerseys and vacuous grins. I’ve even seen a bus with “Go Canucks Go” emblazoned on the route display. (I don’t need a piece of public transit to share its enthusiasm for hockey, I want it to tell me where the hell it’s going.) But as the writer Tom Wolfe famously wrote in The Electric Acid Kool-Aid Acid Test, “you’re either on the bus or you’re off the bus.” And when it comes to punching a ticket for the hockey hype highway, I’m definitely OFF. I don’t even understand team loyalty. With so many hockey players traded across the franchise, the concept of “home team” has about as much connection to actual geography as Middle Earth to Merritt. But obviously we’re not in the realm of reason here. We’re in the rumpus room of the subconscious, where tribal thinking compels fans to paint themselves blue like ancient Celts or Na’vi of Avatar. For instance, a relative alerted me to a story last week about Canucks fans who set fire to a Blackhawks jersey on Granville Street. The buzz on social networking sites is that these puck-obsessed pyromaniacs are not “true hockey fans.” Stupid me, I never knew followers of the game came in two varieties, like diamond

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geoffolson and zirconium. But what about the fans who cheer on violence at games? Do they fall into the “true” or “false” hockey fan category? The NHL suits know that they’re not selling tickets for figure skating events, but for gladiatorial competitions—and you don’t tamper with tradition. Just as you don’t mess with the Catholic mass, you don’t discourage generations of overpaid sports stars from trading blows like Looney Tune characters. For decades, these bloody confrontations have been lovingly compiled in Don Cherry’s Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em videos, 22 in all. But isn’t there a major disconnect here? Cherry, a supposed Canadian icon, still traffics in punch-up porn, even while there’s a national debate about concussions on the ice. And then there’s the letdown factor. For years, I have seen the same bipolar pattern over and over. The transformation of local media into a Canucks Cargo Cult. Fans genuflecting before their saints (Linden through Luongo). Motorists waving white towels, now upgraded to car-affixed Canucks flags. The failed grasp at Lord Stanley’s Holy Grail, as the holy home team chokes in the finals. The wave of defeat that passes through sports bars and rec rooms like the Dementors from Harry Potter. Who needs this seasonal rollercoaster of shattered faith? Not us, and I’m speaking for the Vancouverites who don’t give a rodent’s patootie about grown men chasing a rubber disc with sticks. Not that I am completely immune from the occasional hockey victory. During the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, I somehow ended up in a room full of fans watching the final showdown between the U.S. and Canada. When the clock ran out, I leapt up off the couch and cheered along with the others. Ah, that ersatz patriotic buzz. For once I felt like a member, rather than an observer, of Planet Hockey. www.geoffolson.com

According to one reader, Vancouver East MP Libby Davies’ call for electoral reform smacks of hypocrisy. file photo Dan Toulgoet To the editor: Re: “Davies calls for electoral reform,” May 4. Thanks for Naoibh O’Connor’s reporting on Libby Davies’ reaction to the election results. I would like to have Davies answer a question: if your NDP party won a majority with 40 per cent of the votes, as the Conservatives did and as the Liberals have

in previous elections, would you honestly be advocating for this electoral change? And did you call for this when your provincial cousins won a majority with 40 per cent in 1991? It is clear to me that she would have a difficult time being credible on this issue. Dave O’Connor, Vancouver

Late Fry votes smell fishy in Vancouver Centre

To the editor: Re: “Victorious Fry says Liberals must change course,” April 29. Thanks for the post-election insight in Vancouver Centre and telling us it took five hours for some polling stations to report their votes. As our MP, Hedy Fry is obligated to investigate how these polls are managed and why they’re allowed to report so unacceptably late. It is in her purview to recommend who is hired as the riding’s returns officer, and it used

to be seen as a soft job for a loyal party member. The glacial slowness in reporting the results, along with the big rush of votes for Hedy coming in at the end, are suspicious and I would hope she has the integrity to fix the problem. Laurie Dickson, Vancouver

••• To the editor: I recently had the privilege as observing as a scrutineer at an advanced poll in Vancouver. Over the afternoon, I observed people

come and exercise the power given to them to elect a new government. They came in a quiet, responsible and dignified manner to make a very important decision for this country. When I see all the strife and violence in many other countries when the people strive for a say in how the government is formed, I realize that regardless of which party is elected to govern, we are all winners. Joseph Kilpatrick, Vancouver

Evil kitten-strangling Harper drawn in ‘poor taste’ To the editor: Re: “Cartoon,” April 29. They are saying “all’s fair in love, war and politics.” However, having said that, the picture of Stephen Harper strangling the kitten (even as I am writing those words seems very strange) in fact is beyond the pale. On trying to read Geoff Olson’s columns over the past years, I along with oth-

er readers, have found his columns often lacking correct information. It is his caricature of the “kitten strangulation” that I find odd because it got past the scrutiny of you the editor, and your publisher. Did not “poor taste” come to mind? I love your newspaper by the way. Brenda Newell, Vancouver

Columnist’s partisan swipes invent and exaggerate To the editor: Re: “Anton’s behaviour strange and unseemly,” April 29. For the record I’d like to correct Allen Garr’s inaccurate statement regarding CityCaucus.com. Garr states, “[NPA Coun. Suzanne Anton] appears to be a regular contributor to CityCaucus.com. The last time I looked, she was responsible for all the current entries on the site.” In fact, of the approximately 2,000 posts on our urban issues-focused site, Anton has authored precisely seven posts, or about 0.35 per cent of our content. Prior

to her latest column, we last published her in January 2010. Our site has also featured columns by former COPE councillors Tim Louis and Fred Bass, as well as several other contributors from across the political spectrum. We invite all Metro Vancouver municipal candidates to submit content during the upcoming election season. So if Allen Garr wishes to continue referring to CityCaucus as the “NPA blog,” is it fair then to refer to him as the Courier’s “Vision columnist?” Daniel Fontaine, New Westminster, B.C.

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Covered the federal election Monday night and had to remind myself a few times that I wasn’t covering an NPA gathering. Huh? Exactly. Vancouver Quadra Liberal MP Joyce Murray’s campaign office on West 16th Avenue was filled with NPA types Monday night. I spotted school trustee Ken Denike, school trustee hopeful Sophia Woo, former NPA prez Matthew Taylor—even Coun. Suzanne Anton showed up. But apparently not all NPAers are federal Liberal fans—as NPA council hopeful Mike Klassen proved while enjoying himself at Vancouver Quadra Conservative candidate Deborah Meredith’s gathering at the Kerrisdale Legion. Klassen told me later that he was also at the NDP party at Heritage Hall on Main Street. The guy gets around. Murray also has a connection to the NPA, having volunteered on Christy Clark’s unsuccessful NPA mayoral nomination campaign in 2005. Yes, Sam Sullivan won that contest and was supported at the time by Klassen and eventual chief of staff, Daniel Fontaine. And since I’m connecting dots here… Fontaine ran Jennifer Clarke’s NPA mayoral nomination campaign in 2002. Clarke, of course, lost to COPE’s Larry Campbell in the civic race and came out on the losing end Monday night as the Conservative candidate in Vancouver Centre. Then there’s Vision Vancouver’s ties to the federal Liberals. Last week, Vision councillors Raymond Louie and George Chow publicly endorsed Vancouver South Liberal MP Ujjal Dosanjh’s failed re-election bid. According to the Liberals’ release announcing the endorsements, Louie and Chow topped the polls in 2008 and are “both among Vancouver’s mostly [sic] highly regarded elected officials.” Then there’s Vision’s ties to the federal NDP.

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Vision councillors Geoff Meggs, Kerry Jang and Andrea Reimer, whom I’m sure the NDP believes are also highly regarded elected officials, endorsed Vancouver Kingsway NDP MP Don Davies’ successful reelection bid. Mayor Gregor Robertson, meanwhile, purposely stayed away from getting cozy with any federal candidates. Instead, his office issued a dispatch May 3 congratulating the five winners of the city’s ridings, which represent the NDP, the Liberals and Conservatives. “I know that all of them, despite their political differences, are committed to making Vancouver and Canada a better place for our citizens,” Robertson said in his dispatch. Next up is the May 11 byelection in Vancouver Point Grey. Endorsements from Vision Vancouver are expected to come David Eby’s way as the NDP candidate attempts to knock off Premier Christy Clark of the provincial Liberals. Eby, as faithful readers will recall, sought a Vision nomination for council in 2008. He narrowly lost his bid to Kashmir Dhaliwal, who subsequently didn’t garner enough votes to join in the Vision majority on council. Meanwhile, May 4 was the deadline for those people interested in becoming a candidate with the NPA in the November civic election. A few entries ago, I mentioned I met a potential NPA mayoral candidate. He told me he has since decided not to seek the nomination. No, it wasn’t Rob Macdonald or Rick Petersen. It was Mark Angus, the former mayor of Whistler in the early ’80s. He told me his work in the film business would make it difficult for him to find the time to campaign. Angus has heard rumours about who might seek the NPA mayoral nomination but doesn’t believe the party found a “game changer”—a term used by former NPA president Michael Davis before he handed the reins of the party to John Moonen. Check our website for updates. mhowell@vancourier.com Twitter: @Howellings


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WERA director Brent Granby is seeking a COPE park photo Jason Lang board nomination.

wrote that if the agreement goes through, longtime COPE commissioner Loretta Woodcock might finally have a true ally on the board again. I checked with Woodcock Wednesday to see if she’s made any decisions about running for a fourth term, but she’s undecided. As she explained, the COPE nomination meeting isn’t until September so there’s no rush to decide.

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Is torture an appropriate tool to protect society? That’s the topic of the next Philosopher’s Cafe, May 30. Zahid Makhdoom, who speaks and writes on issues of justice, peace and human rights and is currently engaged as a public servant, will moderate. He’ll ask: Should torture

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The 16th Annual Stone Soup Festival takes place Saturday at Britannia Community Centre on Napier Street off Commercial Drive from noon to 5 p.m. As always, the event celebrates food, art, environment and community and includes a farmers market, live music, children’s activities and of course free soup. The festival also celebrates the diversity of food in the neighbourhood and its importance to the culture of the community. Workshops include gardening for kids six to 10 years and their parents, drop-in collage button making, First Nations and digital storytelling and the Stone Soup Story.

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Also taking place Saturday is Grow Your Own Dinner at Art Knapp Urban Garden,

1401 Hornby St. from 7 to 9 p.m. The goal of the event is to encourage urban gardening while enjoying food, drinks and music. Proceeds from the event go to Public School Funding for Botanical Education in the Downtown Area. Tickets are $10. For more information, call 604-662-3303.

May 7

The Citizen’s Pet Population Control Society Bazaar takes place Saturday at Victoria Drive Hall, 2026 East 43rd Ave. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale promises bargains galore, a hot dog sale, baking, a raffle and more. The society is a non-profit group and all proceeds from the sale will help animals in need.

May 8

The Native Daughters of British Columbia is hosting a vintage fashion show this

Sunday at the Old Mill Store on Alma Street off Point Grey Road at 2 p.m. Local clothing historian Ivan Sayers is presenting Something new, something old: A heritage wedding collection. Also included is a silent auction, tea and sweets. Tickets are $25 and available by calling 604-725-5142 or email at hastings.mill@gmail.com. This is not a wheelchair accessible event.

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THE VANCOUVER COURIER FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2011

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What do the candidates in Vancouver-Point Grey really believe?

British Columbians have had it with doublespeak, flip flops and broken promises. As the May 11 byelection in Vancouver-Point Grey approaches, you can finally do something about it. IntegrityBC is a non-partisan, non-profit organization with one goal in mind – ensuring integrity, accountability and openness in BC politics. We asked candidates running in the Vancouver-Point Grey byelection – Christy Clark, David Eby and Françoise Raunet – to answer 11 simple questions about returning integrity to BC politics. To find out how – or if – they answered, visit www.integrityBC.ca.

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City council clicks online voting Mike Howell

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City council has given Internet fans—and those eligible to vote—another reason to go online. Council voted 10-1 Tuesday in favour of having online voting available for residents choosing to cast a ballot at advanced polls in the November municipal election. The move, however, will not eliminate voting stations. “It’s not to narrow choices, but expand them,” said Vision Vancouver Coun. Andrea Reimer, who led her party’s charge to experiment with online voting this year. Historically, Vancouver has used in-person or mail-in voting for general elections, byelections and referendums. Paper ballots are used and read and tabulated by optical scanners in each of the 130-plus voting stations. The city has also provided special arrangements for people in hospitals, care homes and those physically incapable of getting to a polling place. Reimer said the city will likely adopt a similar online voting system to the Ontario city of Markham. That city sent eligible voters a series of personal identification numbers that must be verified through information on a voter’s card before the voter receives a final number or code. “People think with online voting that you just go on a computer and do it, but it actually takes more organization on the part of the voter,” Reimer said. “But at the same time, it’s increased voter turnout quite significantly in the cities that have used it.” Markham used online voting during the advanced poll period in three recent general elections. In 2003, more than 7,000 of 150,000 registered voters cast a ballot online. That number climbed to almost 11,000 in 2006 and more than 16,000 in 2010, which represented 23 per cent of total votes cast. Historically, voter turnout in Markham

hovered around 30 per cent prior to introducing online voting. That number has since climbed to 38 per cent. The two previous civic elections in Vancouver saw voter turnouts of 32 per cent in 2005 and 31 per cent in 2008. The benefits of online voting, as researched by Vancouver city staff in a report to council, include convenience, increased accessibility for disabled people, no lineups and a boost in voter turnout. The risks include stolen voter packages, difficulty in verifying voter identification, computer viruses, server malfunctions and “pressure on electors to vote a certain way if in the presence of others,” the staff report said. NPA Coun. Suzanne Anton cast the dissenting vote at council. Anton said she opposes online voting because of risks related to security and the inability to properly track whether the same person in a household voted more than once. The present voting system is straightforward, she added. “You go there, you get this piece of paper, you go to this little booth all by yourself and you hand back your ballot and it’s so well counted and audited and everything matches up,” Anton said. “It’s so secure. When you look at that, you have complete confidence in the system.” Reimer said the experience with online voting in Markham and other Canadian cities, including Halifax, have shown security problems are more theoretical than actual. “It’s not to diminish them because they are important, but there are security risks in every voting system,” she said. “We had a case in the federal election where three boxes of advanced ballots went missing for a period of time.” Council’s vote means a new bylaw will be created and it requires provincial government approval. The cost of online voting is expected to be covered within the elections budget. mhowell@vancourier.com Twitter: @Howellings

NOTICE OF ANNUAL PUBLIC MEETING The Board of Directors of Vancouver Airport Authority wishes to remind the community that the Annual Public Meeting will be held to present the Airport Authority’s 2010 Annual Report and financial statements. The meeting is scheduled for: 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12 East Concourse, Departures Level International Terminal Building Vancouver International Airport Richmond, BC A live stream of this meeting will be available at www.yvr.ca The 2010 Annual Report is available at www.yvr.ca Please submit advance questions to Community_Relations@yvr.ca by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, 2011. Vancouver Airport Authority is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that operates Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

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Dear Premier Clark and Mr. Eby, We are writing to wish you both the best of luck in your by-election in the riding of Point Grey. Ms. Clark, we want to remind you of your promise to review Gaming eligibility. In addition, we ask that you temporarily restore prior Gaming eligibility while you undertake the important work of establishing a commission.The immediate existence of as many as 1,500 charitable organizations is threatened by the current instability of Gaming funding. Mr. Eby, we urge you to make the same commitments and to represent your possible future constituents with a promise to restore stability to Gaming funding and eligibility. Arts and cultural festivals are deeply affected by gaming eligibility. Like others in the charitable sector, Gaming is one of our primary sources of funding. Without consistent funding from Gaming, BC’s festivals are prevented from doing the work we do to make BC a better place to live. Festivals enrich the lives of families and provide jobs in the creative sector. British Columbians have supported Gaming in our province with the understanding that Gaming’s mandate is to support charities.The public expects this fundamental social contract to be fulfilled. Now festivals, arts organizations and other charities are under immediate threat. Please act now to restore eligibility and ensure the survival of all valuable charitable organizations. Your Truly,

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Roadie at his quietest on his bike

Cyclist with a dual personality Jeffrey Hansen-Carlson Contributing writer

During intense group rides, we let snot drip all over our faces or we blow it over our shoulders into the path of the cyclist behind us. If I were in a boardroom meeting and I casually let my nose empty down my chin and onto my tie, I doubt I’d close many deals. While cycling, however, the snotty face is a sign of a focused rider that commands respect. Cyclists come in all shapes, sizes, and IQs. Some are fat, short and smart while others are skinny, tall and dumb. The rider who looks as if he may be gifted on the saddle may suck wind while the rider who looks unassuming may prove to you he’s not. There are many combinations of traits that make one cyclist different from another and this makes the group ride a unique social experience. My first group ride was eye-opening. It was during this ride that I was shown the difference between riding a bike and cycling. Anyone can ride a bike and mosey along the dyke aimlessly in search of a spot to have a picnic. Few have

experienced the intensity of cycling and embraced the quirky norms that go with it—like the freely dripping nose. As renowned scientist Jane Goodall observed chimpanzees in the African jungle, sociologists need to dedicate some effort to understanding why my cycling friends and I do what we do while riding together. W e have a set o f norms that

would cause non-cyclists to question our sanity. I’ve spent countless hours cycling in a group and have noticed I’m beginning to develop two personalities. The Jeffrey on his bike is much different than the Jeffrey off his bike. The Jeffrey off his bike I know well, but the Jeffrey on his bike is like

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community briefs St. George’s Fair

St. George’s 58th annual school fair and family day unfolds May 7. Shop for bargains on nearly new designer label clothing, gently used books, toys, sporting goods and more. Let the kids go wild in the midway, and enjoy the rides and

slides, cake walk (over 5,000 cakes have been given away), hot apple pies, live music and an international food fair. Visit saintsfair.ca for more information. It runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 3851 West 29th Ave. Admission is $2. Parking and shuttle service are available.

Teen Angst

Adult Vancouverites are encouraged to dig through their teenage boxes of memorabilia, old notebooks and journals and dust them off to share their old angst on stage. You’ve held on to it for a reason: to share it at Teen Angst Night. It’s May 10

at the Cottage Bistro, 4470 Main St. Admission is $5 at the door, but it’s free if you sign up to read something you wrote when you were a teen. Email sarabynoe@gmail.com to sign up. Doors open at 7 p.m. For more information, go to teenangst.ca.

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This card tells you where you can vote in the Vancouver-Point Grey by-election. Take it with you when you go to vote. If you do not have this card, visit the Elections website at www.elections.bc.ca or call 1-800-661-8683 (toll-free) to find a voting location near you. General Voting General voting will be on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Pacific time) How to Vote . Choose only one candidate . Mark your ballot with an ! or " Who can Vote? You can vote if you are: . a Canadian citizen . 18 years of age or older, or will be 18 on General Voting Day (May 11, 2011) . a resident of British Columbia for the past six months, and . a resident of the Vancouver-Point Grey electoral district You Can Register When You Vote If you aren’t already registered, you can register when you vote. You will need two pieces of identification that proves both your identity and current residential address.

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2. DanceHouse presents its final show of the season, Montreal’s O Vertigo’s reimagining of the classic work La Chambre Branch, which the London Dance Review describes as “a dance version of Sartre’s hell-isother-people drama Huis Clos, but directed by David Lynch.” That would explain the creepy press photo. It all goes down May 6 and 7, 8 p.m. at the Vancouver Playhouse. Tickets at Ticketmaster outlets. For more info, go to dancehouse.ca or call 604-801-6225. 3. Comedy legend, Carol Burnett Show alumni, one-half of the Apple Dumpling Gang and the man responsible for diminutive golf expert Dorf, Tim Conway performs with “friends” Chuck McCann and Louis Duart at The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts May 7, 7:30 p.m. For tickets, call 604-280-4444 or go to ticketmaster.ca.

4. Responsible for 1980s earworms “Safety Dance” and “Pop Goes the World,” Montreal’s Men Without Hats are back and…. wearing hats, if the press photo of lead singer Ivan Doroschuk is to be believed. This is really messing with our mind. You can catch them at Venue May 7, 8 p.m. Tickets at Zulu, Red Cat and ticketweb.ca.

kudos & kvetches Haiku Night in Canada: part huit

K&K continues its Canucks-inspired haiku series. Mist-filled locker room, A rainforest thick with wood Moss hangs from Hank’s trunk.

Electile dysfunction

Although Monday’s federal election ushered in significant changes—a Conservative majority, an NDP opposition, the first elected Green Party MP, probably the last glimpses of Michael Ignatieff’s alarmingly bushy eyebrows—it’s nice to know some things never change. Namely apathy, laziness and depressing low voter turnout. It’s estimated that 61.4 per cent of eligible voters exercised their democratic right, up from 2008’s record low 58.8 per cent. Still, 61.4 per cent is the third lowest voter turnout in Canadian history. So well done, Canadian electorate. Sure, some will point to the fact we’ve had too many elections in the past few years, politicians are out of touch with the average Canadian and political parties need to do more to “engage” the electorate. Hogwash, we say—and we never use the word hogwash. Since when does actively participating in deciding who forms the government require an element of sexiness? Why does it have to possess all the bells, whistles and technological savviness of the latest videogame

or narcissistic social media platform? Then there are those who say it makes no difference who is in power and that all of the major parties are essentially the same. Those same people need to collectively get their heads out of their ass. If you can’t tell the difference between the Conservatives, Liberals, NDP or Green, or the difference between a Conservative majority government and minority government, then you haven’t been paying attention. And by paying attention, we mean spending 10 whole minutes listening, watching and doing a little light reading—the same amount of effort one spends in line at Starbuck’s deciding what to order. And lastly, at a time when citizens around the world are protesting in the streets, even getting killed by their own government, just for the right to elect a government, the fact that 40 per cent of eligible voters in Canada—that’s not even counting those who aren’t registered—couldn’t be bothered to take 15 minutes from their day and vote is insulting. Actually, it’s beyond insulting— it’s disgusting. It also makes us think petty, ugly thoughts, where we imagine our government bringing back conscription and the whimpering members of the electorate who didn’t vote getting sent off to war. In our schadenfreude-laced fantasy we’d look at them, shrug our shoulders and selfrighteously say, “Bet you wish you voted now.”

Clark, who goes there?

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With K&K’s social life dwindling faster than our elfin avatar’s hit points during a surprise orc attack—could this be the problem?—we’ve been noticing with greater frequency the number of politicians who avoid public debate. During the recent federal election, a number of candidates, usually Conservative, avoided the media and were no-shows at all-candidates meetings where voters presumably could hear representatives of the various parties debate the issues, state their cases and help the electorate make an informed decision. The unfortunate trend continued this week as B.C. Premier Christy Clark opted not to show her effervescent kisser at an all-candidates debate in the Vancouver-Point Grey riding she’ll likely win in a by-election May 11. While her opponents NDP candidate David Eby, the Green Party’s Francoise Raunet and B.C. First’s Danielle Alie all showed up to Bayview elementary school, Clark decided to host something called a “telephone townhall” for constituents. What fun. Simply put, if you have strong enough convictions to run for office, especially that of premier, it should be a requirement that you discuss and debate the merits of those convictions with those who might disagree with you. But that might just be our inner elfin avatar talking.


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While restaurants frequently come and go in our town, it was curious to watch the unveiling, rapid ascent, retreat into budget remake, then ultimate shuttering of the former Voya in the recession-battered boutique Hotel Loden. This week, after a respectable hiatus, marks the arrival of the Loden’s Tableau Bar-Bistro (1177 Melville St., 604-639-8692), a West Coast “hommage” to the classic French bistro, nestled in a reorganized space with a much smaller footprint. The kitchen, which remains in the more than capable hands of Voya and former Lumière executive chef MarcAndré Choquette, promises “updated, French-inspired” fare in its new setting, intended to have more neighbourhood appeal. There’s more emphasis on the bar, not to mention a liberal sprinkling of flat screens—never a bad thing when Canucks fortunes continue to rise. The original space that shone briefly has been carved into the still formal though less opulent, A/V-equipped Le

Hotel Loden’s Tableau Bar-Bistro takes over the former Voya space with mixed results. photo Tim Pawsey Grand Salon. The new bar and brasserie taking centre stage are adorned with brass and dark panelling, plus a surfeit of Marilyn Monroe prints. The wide-ranging menu yielded solid tastes, from French onion soup ($10), a lunchtime burger and fries ($16), rare-seared tuna niçoise ($14) and tender lamb chops, with fennel confit and ratatouille ($25). All sides $6. Noticeably absent is a prix fixe—surely the hallmark of a true neighbourhood bistro and, you would think, critical to the success of the newest incarnation. As we left, clutching menus and a thoughtfully

sourced global wine list, came unsolicited assurances that “those prices are probably going to come down.” Coal Harbour, as the city’s newest core residential neighbourhood, definitely could use a local haunt, but we’re still pondering the “affordable” part of “fresh and affordable” that Tableau promises. Maybe it’s time to cue the blackboards—sooner, rather than later. ••• With Vancouver Craft Beer Week in full swing (tickets for some events still available at vancouvercraftbeerweek. com), there’s no time like the present to check out East

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Nine sinewy dancers rehearse a piece from Kidd Pivot Frankfurt RM’s latest work in a steamy Harbour Dance studio. They’re cozily clad in faded T-shirts, sweatpants and socks, but their advances are intimidating, their expressions fierce, eyes searing as they grab each other and shift between warrior-like poses. Titled A Picture of You Flying, the only piece in The You Show not scored by longtime collaborator Owen Belton is performed to dark, urgent mega movie sci-fi type music complete with menacing crashes and mechanical sounds. Crystal Pite, Kidd Pivot’s artistic director and choreographer, was thinking of cartoons, superheroes, comic strips and graphic novels when she choreographed this number. “The clenched jaw, the hand which is huge because it’s way in the foreground reaching, and the torque of a neck,” said the new mother who’s sitting the performances out. A more intimate affair than the local dance company’s previous production Dark Matters, which captivated audiences

Kidd Pivot’s The You Show leaps across The Cultch May 10 to 14. at the 2010 Cultural Olympiad, The You Show is comprised of four new works: A Picture of You Falling, The Other You, Das Glashaus (The Glasshouse) and A Picture of You Flying. Pite calls the pieces a series of portraits, furthering her fascination with familiar storylines of love, conflict and loss—narratives, she says, that viewers of any generation or culture can relate to. The Canadian premiere of The You Show, which runs at The Cultch May 10 to 14,

opens with A Picture of You Falling, a duet Pite created for dancers Anne Plamondon and Peter Chu in 2008. It’s written in second person and includes voiceovers that ask the audience to locate themselves in the body of the performers. One voiceover invites the audience to inhabit Chu in a scene of him breaking down. “You see this deconstructed fall, this deconstructed collapse repetitively executed

by Peter and you feel the emotion, I hope, when Peter’s knees hit the floor, as he collapses,” Pite said. “You feel that sense of your own knees hitting the ground, and that sense of defeat.” Pite debuted her choreography with Ballet B.C. in 1990. She has created works for companies that include Ballett Frankfurt, the National Ballet of Canada, Alberta Ballet and Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, where she was resident choreographer for three years. Pite is associate choreographer of Nederlands Dans Theater and associate dance artist at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. The native Victorian formed Kidd Pivot in 2001. The company’s recent residency at the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm in Frankfurt provided her the opportunity to create The You Show with her dancers and collaborators. Künstlerhaus Mousonturm began supporting Kidd Pivot’s work two years ago, proud to have Frankfurt RM (RM is the region of Germany) attached to the company’s name. The You Show premiered in that city in November. All four pieces in The You Show are written in second person, as inspired by Pite’s favourite proverb: ‘Talk to a man about himself and he will listen for hours.” “There’s a lesson there for theatre making as well as life,” Pite said. For more information, see thecultch.com. crossi@vancourier.com Twitter: @Cheryl_Rossi

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t’s only a couple of days til Mother’s Day, when kids of all ages will be serving mom breakfast in bed, gifting her one-of-kind craft projects, or perhaps taking her out on the town for some excitement. If she’s lucky, mom will get the house cleaned from top to bottom by industrious children just itching to pick up a mop and get at it. Well, we all have our fantasies! So Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there, from all the kids. This super-sized KidzBeat section features all you need to know to get children

immersed in learning, fun and socializing over the summer holiday, with a comprehensive display of summer camps and other activities. Don’t delay – sign up today! As well, we’ll spotlight the Vancouver International Children’s Festival, where entertainers keep kids and parents immersed in delightful visual and audi-

ble presentations. Meantime, here are a number of fun things to do with kids, courtesy Tourism Vancouver: Granville Island Water Park is touted as the largest free water park in North America; the perfect place to spend a refreshing hour or two in the summer months. Open from mid-

May through Labour Day, the park has pipes, pools, slides and sprinklers where the kids can cool off, and there’s a community centre nearby with change-rooms. Playland, that all-encompassing amusement park at the Pacific National Exhibition, will keep kids grinning for hours on end with more than 35 thrilling rides, a special Kids Playce for little ones and the new Pacific Adventure Golf. Go a little bit outside the city for a change of pace! Infuse some fun into learning about the past at the Burnaby Village Museum, Fort Langley National Historic Site and the BC Museum of Mining at Brittania Beach.

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mbark on a journey of discovery with the 34th annual Vancouver International Children’s Festival at its new home on Granville Island, on new dates - May 30 to June 5, 2011. Featuring acclaimed performances from around the world including Australia, the United States and Italy, there are also Canadian acts featuring the heel kicking folk’n’roll from Québec’s Mauvais Sort, the poetry and music of Scenes from a Tree, plus Marnie Grey and her Music with Marnie Band. All this, and much, much more. Tickets are

now on sale; visit www.childrensfestival.ca or call 604-8733311. Here is a sample of what’s in store in the Acrobatics/Circus/Dance category! 46 Circus Acts in 45 Minutes – Circa (Australia) – ages 5 and up (deaf-friendly show) Wherever Circa has taken its heart-stopping show, audiences have flocked to see the impossible happen. Be amazed as intrepid acrobats battle the clock, and

marvel at the astounding ways they bend, fly, juggle and balance. Set to upbeat music, this is fast, furious family fun. Physical Music – Lelavision (USA) – ages 5 and up Combining stunning musical invention with astonishing physicality, performers Leah Mann and Ela Lamblin create sublime music through their large scale, hand-built sound sculptures like the Longwave, a 25-foot-long, waveshaped harp. “…a treat for the senses” Seattle PI

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Russell’s World – Manitoba Theatre for Young People (MB) – ages 5 to 10 It’s after school and Russell’s bedroom comes alive with pirates, talking books and extraordinary puppetry that help him solve his schoolyard problems. Written and performed by acclaimed First Nations playwright and actor Herbie Barnes. “…it’s wonderful for absolutely any age...Herbie Barnes’ performance is just extraordinary.” Al Rae, CBC Radio One Scenes From A Tree - Des mots d’la dynamite (QC) – ages 2 to 6 Created specifically for ages 2-6, Scenes from a Tree celebrates the changes that each new season brings. Using wool and needlework, the performers whimsically illustrate a magical wonderland of trees, leaves and flowers, all woven together with song and poetic language. photo: Lelavision is a sensual sound and visuals exploration!

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ll show tickets include an activity wristband giving you free access to the five Festival Interactive Zones where you and your children will be immersed in Celebration, Exploration, Inspiration, Imagination and Connection. No show ticket? No worries - buy a wristband on site for only five bucks! As you journey around Granville Island to experience these five zones, flex your creativity with face painting and Aboriginal crafts, immerse yourselves in Interactive Sculpture Installations or the Wish Garden, create a mask at Legends of Taiwan, learn how to speak using ASL at Hands Talkin’ or let the little ones play and create in the Under Six Mix. But that’s not all… Enjoy maritime fun with Port Metro Vancouver at Salty’s Activity Centre, test your skills at BC Hydro’s Power Smart Youth Zone and kids can play and learn at Fortis-

Summer Programs Session 1: July 4–15, Session 2: July 18–29 BC’s Creation Station. Celebrate Vancouver’s 125th and inspire the artist in your child • 125th Anniversary Cube Sculpture & Workshop with Cheryl Hamilton and Mike Vandermeer of i.e. creative • Birds of a Feather Environmental Installation & Workshop with Haruko Okano • The Mobile Garden Dress, Eco Wardrobe Installation & Workshop with Nicole Dextras • Under One Beat, Aboriginal Drumming Installation by Luke J. Parnell

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The YMCA Langara is offering day camps for kids three to 16 years. From July 4 to Sept. 2, kids can meet new friends, make memories, stay active and develop positive values in a safe and caring environment. Every camp includes two swimming sessions, two out-trips, a camp t-shirt and free extended care between 8 and 9 am and 4 to 5 pm. Find out more about a day camp near you at www.LangaraYMCA.ca. Location: 282 West 49th Ave., or www. RobertLeeYMCA.ca (955 Burrard St). The YMCA was voted WestCoast Families Read-

Emma, 12, attended Langara Family YMCA Adventure Camp: “My favourite memory from camp was playing ‘Save the Counsellor’ for the first time – it’s a game where you try to splash your counsellor. I also loved watching the photo slide show at the end of each week that showed everything that had happened.” Camp Squeah, a ministry of Mennonite Church British Columbia, is a childrens’ summer camp, retreat centre and outdoor education facility. Its diverse and very active summer camp program includes children’s camp sessions that range in duration from three to six days, backpacking trips, and junior and senior leadership training camps, which encourage the development of skills from a servant leader perspective. Camp Squeah’s summer camp program is

developed and presented from a Christian perspective; it’s a place for children, for students and teachers, for small and large groups. This summer, look past the traditional summer camps and enroll your child in something that is more on the wild side! Pawsitively Pets Kids Camps was created to help children who love animals learn about safe and responsible pet ownership, and expose them to the wonderful human-animal bond. They have built a reputation of providing a one-of-a-kind camp experience that is safe, engaging, and provides both educational and challenging programming for kids aged five 16. Most importantly, Pawsitively Pets offers an over-the-top fun experience! A percentage of proceeds are donated to local animal charities. Registration is ongoing at www. pawsitivelypetskidscamp.com.

Sasamat Camp’s managers know, camp is a scary prospect – for parents! “He’s not ready to go to resident camp,” a mother told me today, speaking of her ten-year-old. Shortly after, I was able to ask her son his thoughts on the subject. They were completely at odds with those of his mother. I have heard the same story dozens of times.” As parents, we are proud of our children’s growing independence but often reluctant to let them exercise the skills we provide them. Camp is the perfect venue for children to strengthen their independence and self-confidence and to safely explore living in a group other than the family. It’s also the perfect opportunity for parents to experience letting their children go, to let them practice the skills that we, as parents, train them for every day. Your kids are ready for camp. Are you?

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Camp Spotlight:

The Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School is accepting new students. Our school specializes in educating and growing the confidence of students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities in grades 1 through 8. For 38 years, The Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School has helped kids build skills and develop tools to be successful throughout their lives. We empower students by unlocking and removing obstacles to learning so each child can experience personal achievement.

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his summer Camp Qwanoes invites kids of all ages to jump into the adventure and let friendship fill each day! “Camp is a place where kids can try things that just don’t happen in everyday life,” says Scott Bayley, executive director. “Like racing a friend through the trees on parallel double zip lines! Or bouncing your friends 10 feet in the air off the blob. Or maybe just enjoying the stars at night with your cabin down at the dock.” Since 1966, kids have been experiencing these kind of adventures and a whole lot more at Camp Qwanoes, located on Vancouver Island about an hour north of Victoria. “We started 45 years ago with a few hundred kids. Now this summer we expect almost 4000... and they will come from all across Vancouver Island, Greater Vancouver, and even beyond.” Apparently Qwanoes has grown for 23 consecutive summers. “We love kids,” shared Scott. “And our desire is to pro-

vide one unforgettable week. Our staff make such a difference – our campers love them! “And we are always looking for ways to add new adventures and make each week extra special. For example, this year we’re expanding our giant inflatable floating ‘Castaway Castle’ at our beach, and two summers ago we added a concrete skate park. Things like floating Iceberg’s, trampolines, mountain boarding... we have about 75 activities in all.” “It’s actually all hard to describe. We’re a place where kids can be kids, where kids are valued and accepted, and where fun kind of oozes everywhere. I do know that our staff team of almost 200 trained staff each week can’t wait to welcome our campers this summer!” Qwanoes is a Christian camp celebrating a 45-year tradition of camp ministry on Vancouver Island, and an ideal place for fun-filled, life-changing adventure. www.qwanoes.ca for more.

KGMS is a fully accredited, private, non-profit, co-educational day school. Our highly credentialed and experienced faculty work as a team to adapt an educational approach to individual needs and learning styles. Our program is designed to develop the whole child. We tailor our teaching program to each student, building the program around the child rather than fitting the child into a rigid program. This endeavor is complex, requiring many people, programs and services to address each child’s unique needs.

For more information, contact Mr. John Wilson, head of school at jwilson@kgms.ca or 604-985-5224 • www.kennethgordon.ca

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Vancouver College offers superior programs for boys and girls from K to Grade 12. The programs, facilitated by experienced Vancouver College teachers and coaches, include opportunities in academic enrichment with recreational activities for specific grade levels, debate, musical theatre, sports (basketball, rowing, and football), and high performance training (speed and agility). Camps are at Vancouver College on W. 39th and Cartier, using state-of-the art facilities, e.g. new theatre, turf field and track, and high performance centre. For more information, call 604-261-4295 or visit www. vc.bc.ca. Webb’s Holiday Acres is a horse camp mainly for children. The facilities are also available for school groups and private use. Webb’s’ goal is to give your children one of the best horse camps ever. They also aim to teach them responsibility, safety, and to improve their self image. Their main focus is of course the horses, but there are lots of other activities to do as well. During the week, the children get to make their own choices of what they want to do. They can go swimming in the heated pool, do arts and crafts, play games, groom horses, go on hikes, catch frogs or snakes. Or if they want they can relax and play cards with the many friends they meet during the week. The Jericho Sailing Centre invites everyone to discover all of the low cost programs, facilities and services available for dinghy sailing, windsurfing, ocean kayaking and rowing at

the Open House - 1300 Discovery, Jericho Park West - on Saturday, May 14 from noon to 4 pm. There will be displays and demonstrations including the annual Sailpast, as well as Jericho affiliated Club, Fleet and School information and sign-ups. Classes tailored for all ages and levels of experience. For more information call 604-2244177.

programs are presented for all to see. There will be refreshments, balloons for the kids, music, dance, opera and information regarding musical education. For further info., call Mary Olson, Director of Development, at 604-7342301, or email: molson@vam.bc.ca.

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Circus is about engagement and celebration. The circus arts are known, demonstrated and appreciated throughout the world. CircusWest Performing Arts Society offers children a chance to experience the world of circus in week long summer camps from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Camps are offered to children ages 7 to 14 in two locations: the PNE Garden Auditorium in East Vancouver and Bayview Community School in Kitsilano. Half day minicamps for children ages 5 and 6 are offered at the PNE location in the first week of August. The focus in the camps is on having fun and learning various circus arts such as unicycle, juggling, acrobatics, trapeze and mini trampoline. Talents and newly acquired skills will be showcased for family and friends at the end of the week in a one-hour afternoon performance.

Choral Stage is a unique opportunity for young singers and dancers to immerse themselves daily, from 9:30 to 3 pm Monday to Friday, in an exciting program of activities covering a wide range of musical styles including ‘Broadway’, classical, jazz and contemporary popular selections. There will be movement, theatre games, vocal technique and opportunities for small ensemble solo work and dance, culminating in a semi-staged show. Located at West Point Grey United Church, 4595 W. 8th Ave. E-mail: bccf@bcchoralfed.com or go to the website: www. bcchoralfed. com. On Sunday, May 15, from 12 noon to 4 p.m., the Vancouver Academy of Music will host an Open House. Talent and creativity will be on display in every corner of the school, located across from the Planetarium at Kits Point, as Academy students and

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The Jericho Sailing Centre Association invites everyone to discover all of the low cost programs, facilities and services available for dinghy sailing, windsurfing, ocean kayaking and rowing at our Open House. See displays & demos including our annual Season Opening Sailpast, as well as Jericho affiliated Club, Fleet and School information and sign-ups. Relax and enjoy the view from our deck overlooking sail-filled English Bay while receiving member prices on food and beverages in the Jericho Galley Patio & Grill. Come discover Vancouver as it was first discovered. Get on board and discover your inner ocean. Everyone Welcome! For more information contact 604.224.4177 JERICHO SAILING CENTRE 1300 Discovery St. Jericho Park West beside the Jericho Pier www.jsca.bc.ca

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Smart as a whip… The Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School is accepting new students. This school specializes in educating and growing the confidence of students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities in grades 1 through 8. For 38 years, The Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School has helped kids build skills and develop tools to be successful throughout their lives. They empower students by unlocking and removing obstacles to learning so each child can experience personal achievement. KGMS programs are designed to develop the whole child. They tailor the teaching program to each student, building the program

around the child rather than fitting the child into a rigid program.

Summer Camp for Girls and Boys (8 - 12) > August 7-13 or August 14-20

All-Inclusive - $330 a week

Kids experience Outdoor Adventures, Fun and Good Friends

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School Spotlight: Reach for the Stars Montessori is a children’s learning academy. Says Helena Diogo: “We educate toddler, preschool and kindergarten students. Our commitment is to serve the best interest of the young child in an enriched environment. We accomplish this by creating a social setting which supports each individual’s unique development.” Personalized attention fosters a balanced atmosphere that is cheerful, nourishing and orderly. The environment encourages the chil-

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dren to explore their own curiosities and challenges them to master such skills as language and math concepts. The academy employs guides who are specially trained in the Montessori method, all of which are AMI certified. Diogo says: “We are pleased to offer the FIRST Montessori (AMI) school in Western Canada for toddlers. Our newly built three floor childcare centre offers full day and half day programs.”

KIDS LEARN ABOUT ANIMALS AT PAWSITIVELY PETS CAMP!

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beat check out the next issue of Kidzbeat in our June 3rd issue!

Middle School Matters

Join us for Inspiring Summer Adventures for grade 4 to 9 Acting, Engineering, Forensics, Creative Music, Film, Photography, Mathematics, Song Writing, Kites, Poetry, Architecture, Games, and more

Fall registrations still get our 20% discount. The joy of learning will last; the discount won’t. This is what you always wanted school to be like. Enquire now, commit later. Enjoy this for yourself ... and for your kids.

vancouver academy of music

Open House Sunday, May 15, 2011 Noon–4:00pm 1270 Chestnut Street

Explore the wide range of options in musical education available at the Vancouver Academy of Music. Observe classes in Orff and Kodaly, and Suzuki performance classes in violin, viola, cello, flute and piano, as well as master classes, ballet classes and an opera rehearsal. • Refreshments available

MARTIN HAMM principal (604) 339-3478 avenirschool.ca

• General Enrollment Information available • Balloons for Kids!

For more info call 604.734.2301 or visit www.vam.bc.ca


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BROKEN PROMISES - UBC Psychology Study

We are looking for healthy adults to participate in a 21/2 hour study exploring reasons we tend to give when other people break promises. You will receive $25 for participating.

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Life Sciences Institute (LSI) Cafe´ Scientifique

E-natomy – How digital anatomy has changed the way we teach and practice medicine. May 17, 2011, 6:00 – 7:30 pm Cafe´ Perugia, 2350 Health Sciences Mall No charge, RSVP by May 13: 604-827-4781 or tlung@mail.ubc.ca LSI hosts informal open forums to share ideas and breakthroughs to life science research. Members of the public and university are encouraged to attend and participate in the discussion. Great advances in field of medical imaging have made it possible to look inside the human body with great precision and diagnose pathologies that could not be seen before without surgical exploration. Learning the human anatomy through X-ray, ultrasound, CT and MRI images is allowing physicians of tomorrow to learn the necessary skills required to effectively utilize imaging modalities and interpret clinical pathologies.

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Are you interested in making a difference in the life of a youth who needs your help? PLEA Community Services Society of BC is looking for individuals to provide live-in care for youth aged 12 to 18. We have the homes, and we need you! Training and support is provided for qualified applicants. If interested, please call a member of our Family Recruiting Team at 604-708-2628, and visit our website @ www.plea.bc.ca www.plea.ca for more information

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Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door. Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.ca

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Food Counter Attendants

(Sandwich Artist) needed $12.00/hr, 40 hrs/wk, 7 mo. to less than 1 year experience. Send resume by mail to: J.E. Palag Enterprises Inc., 2079 Dundas Street, Suite 4, Vancouver, B.C. V5L 1J5 or by e-mail nnejsubway@ shawbiz.ca or fax (604) 251-5539 before Apr 30, 2011 F/T COOK, with 3 years experience in Carribean-style cooking + completion of high school req’d. $17/hour. Email resume to: sam@calabashbistro.com Seeking a Cook at ChungDamAnn Korean Restaurant in Vancouver Completion of the secondary school. 3 years or more experience in cooking. Read English and fluency in Korean. $17.50−$19/hr, 40 hrs/wk Fax: 604-676-2694 or Email: eugenepyo@hotmail.com

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Tunnel SuperviSor

Responsible for QA and documentation on steel pipe lining, concrete backfill and backside welding. Requires 3 yrs experience with similar project engineering or management. Must have Degree in Construction Management, Engineering or related field. $1,490 weekly + benefits, depending on exp. North Van project, Temp, for 18 months or duration of project. FCFGtJDC-KDmEDC CFGstCIctFCs ulC AHH CDEHJDs tF jFbs@fCFGtJDCkDmEDC.cFm oC Fax tF 604-988-3633 WANTED: AUTOMOTIVE JOURNEYMAN, SHOP FOREMAN. Wilson’s Timberline Buick GMC Dawson Creek, BC. GM training required. Competitive remuneration and benefits package. Send resume to: rod@wilsonstimberline.com Fax: 250-782-6459 www.wilsonstimberline.com


FEATURED EMPLOYMENT School District No. 38 (Richmond)

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The Richmond School District is seeking individuals with excellent interpersonal, communications and customer service skills for full time and part time positions to assist in the business management of District Finances. Applicants must also have thorough knowledge of double entry bookkeeping and be proficient with computer software such as accounting, spreadsheets, database and word processing, applicable to the position. Business Education and Accounting courses, along with at least two years relevant office experience are required. For further information, please visit our website: www.sd38.bc.ca. Application forms are available at our Human Resources office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. or on our website and should be submitted before 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 20th, 2011 to:

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Volunteers (4-12 yrs) who are or have finished patching needed for a study on visual perception at the Vision Laboratory at Children’s Hospital. Study involves computer games. Honorarium paid. Call Jenn at 875-2345x7853

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UBC RESEARCH

2060 2010

Appliances

APT. & FULL SIZE

All Like New!

For Sale Miscellaneous

Vision Laboratory at Children’s Hospital needs volunteers (4-12 yrs) with good vision and hearing for a study on visual perception. Study involves computer games. Honorarium paid. Call Jenn at 875-2345x7853'

AUCTION CALENDAR GARAGE SALES NEXT YARD AUCTION: CAN-AM AUCTIONS May 7, 9am Start!!!

80-100 CARS, LIGHT TRUCKS & RV’s FEATURING: Trucks and Highway Tractors Check Website for full updated list! • ‘85 ISTIS JEEP & 4-JD 317 SKID STEERS • SIX ‘04 & ‘08 MOTOR HOMES & TRAVEL TRAILERS • ‘06 STERLING T/A TOW & CRANE TRUCK

Boarding

HORSE self board 2 acre pasture, secure fencing, barn with 2 stalls complete w/water electricity. Storage for hay/tack. Agassiz area. Available now. Gord 604-796-9623

Fridge, Stove, Washer, Dryer, Stacker

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Cats

100 & up

604.306.5134

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For Sale Miscellaneous

MAHOGANY ANTIQUE Dining Room c. early 1900s - $5,000 table 60x41 2 leaves seats 12+ , 6 chairs, Sideboard 66x21x38h has 2 drawers + 2 side cupboards; mahog. china hutch different period avail for $800. tel. 604-731-9372

2135 Downsizing, moving or an estate?

Call us for a no-obligation appraisal

604.980.1110

Open Wed-Fri 10-6 • Sat 10-5 Huge selection of vintage furniture, antique, modern, mid-century, china & collectibles consignmentcanada.com

Wanted to Buy

Old Books Wanted also: Photos Postcards, Letters, Paintings. (no text books/encyclopedia) I pay cash. 604-737-0530

To advertise call

604-630-3300

RAGDOLL KITTENS, males, 1st shot, worming, raised underfoot, post trained. $450. 604-581-2772

3508

BORDER COLLIE Puppies..smart...adorable and original markings. 6 Females, 1 male asking $650. Please call Sheri @ (604)312-2693 or email@ sheriarnott@telus.net

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Dogs

B

CHOIR FUNDRAISER SALE ★ Sat, May 7th ★ 10 am to 2 pm

4565 West 13th Ave (if raining, in back lane) Books, kids stuff, houshold.

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Pets - Other

ADORABLE PUPS, small breeds great family pets, non shed, credit card ok $450 & up. 604-542-8892

ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $399+. 604-590-3727, 604-514-3474 www.puppiesfishcritters.com BLACK LAB, P/B, 3 male pups, 8 weeks, vet chk, shots, dewormed, $550, fam. raised, 604-794-0164

Cats LAB PUPS yellow & black, male/ female, vet checked. $550. Phone 604-701-1587

PB RAGDOLL kittens, vet ✔ 1st shots, dewormed, heath guar., $450 & up Cel # 604-771-4452

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Fila/Mastiff Guard Dog Pups owners closest friend. Thieves worst nightmare. All shots. Ready now! 604-817-5957

PERENNIALS FOR SALE Sat & Sun 10am - 4pm 2416 West 14th Ave (in back lane) website: perennialswestcoast.bc.ca perennialswestcoast@telus.net H GARAGE SALE

Sat & Sun, May 7th & 8th 9am-3pm

4897 Commercial St (Commercial & 33rd Ave) Downsizing, dishes and furniture.

HUGE MOVING SALE Sat, May 7th, 9am - 4:30pm. 7229 Vivian Dr. (in basement) Linens, furniture, collectibles, household goods, etc. Use front door 2 FAMILY GARAGE SALE 2379 W 7th (near Blenheim), Sat May 7th, 9:30am - 3pm. No early birds. Furniture, knick knacks, vintage linens, fabrics & more! Huge Church Garage Sale ST MARKS CHURCH 1573 & 1593 East 18th Ave btwn Knight & Commercial Sat May 7th 9am-2pm German books, food, furniture. Something for everyone!! www.stmarkschurch.ca VANCOUVER

CITIZENS’ PETS BAZAAR Sat., May 7th, 10 am to 3 pm Victoria Drive Community Hall 2026 East 43rd Ave Baking, preserves, plants, hot dog sale, 50/50 raffle & more. HUGE GARAGE/MOVING SALE Sat May 7th 10 am to 4 pm No Earlies Lots of household, furn- dining ste, daybed, couch, loveseat, lots of construction tools, 2350 West 36th Ave, in lane at rear.

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Cancer June 21-July 22: Your energy and charisma step up a notch Sunday – conquer problems, seek solutions. Chase money Monday/Tuesday – and chase friends, contacts, information Wednesday/Thursday – luck accompanies you in both endeavours! Be home, pay attention to the needs of children, parents Friday/Saturday. Take a rest after a lucky, active week. Wishes can come true this week and next, especially in career and social arenas. But realize your career is changing deeply (and in many cases suddenly) over the next eight years: in-depth research, investment, power plays, secrets play a bigger role. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Chase ambitions, and the people who can grant them. You’ll be tested, but you’ll win an “A!” Rest Sunday, plan and prepare – but be careful with fire, hot irons and ethical/ legal temptations. Your energy and charisma soar Monday/Tuesday – get out and impress people, especially bosses, VIPs, parents and authorities. Chase money (e.g., ask for a pay raise, seek new clients) Wednesday/Thursday. These are four successful, satisfying days – by Friday/Saturday you’ll be ready to socialize, dream, wish and enjoy your optimism – though it will be a sober optimism. Until 2019, love succeeds! Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: A gentle, compassionate understanding flows over you. You might fall in love. Actually, someone is likely more impressed with you than vice-versa, Wednesday/Thursday. Still, you might fall in love. Something is working powerfully to change your life – it could be sex, could be finances, a move, a secret, an urge – Charlie Sheen is a Virgo, and a hero, because he is embodying the Virgo urge right now. Behind-scenes actions, government and administrative chores succeed Monday/Tuesday. Charge forth and chase a major goal Wednesday/ Thursday! Money needs care Friday/Saturday.

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Most trends/occurrences are split into two streams: open relationships, and the more private, behind-scenes interactions. E.g., you are meeting challenging but lucky people or bright, obvious opportunities – these can quickly turn to intimacy, mutual financial funding, investment, detective work, or lifestyle commitments. Look for friendship on the surface, bonding underneath. Soon, this “deeper side” will increase – and by June onward, for a year, it will grow very lucky. But for now, the luck resides in the meeting, the seeing, relocation, pursuing new horizons and opportunities. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: This month doesn’t exactly offer you the prize with a flourish of easy luck, but it does give you a real preview of the luck to come, June 2011to June 2012. The prize involves a relationship. It could be an opportunity in business, new life horizons, love/marriage, fame, contract negotiations. It will arise because you impress or please someone, because you’re diplomatic and focused on another’s needs and desires. (You’re an expert at that.) This week, study your ethics Sunday: right, wrong? Your ambitions meet luck Monday/Tuesday; your hopes meet “a friend” Wednesday/Thursday! Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Lots of work faces you – you might as well plod through. Recent romantic, pleasurable, creative or child-oriented ventures remain active, lucky. The year ahead (starting in a week or two) will expand your duties, so pack in some last-minute pleasure and relaxation now, while you can. You might, in the six weeks ahead, stumble upon a creative work situation – grab it. A co-worker romance might develop. Cautious Sunday: traps exist. Wisdom, gentle love flow Monday/Tuesday. Be ambitious Wednesday/ Thursday – success accompanies you! Your mood’s happier than events, late week.

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Continue to chase money. This week is relatively smooth, unhurried. Sunday holds a few frustrations if you wander afield after outside goals or adventure. Instead, stay home, garden, repair, or soak up nature. Romance, creative surges, pleasure and beauty surge Monday/Tuesday – you’re a winner! Tackle chores Wednesday/Thursday, buy machinery, seek health cures, employment or employees – you’ll succeed. Relationships face the deep, slow pulling apart you’ve noticed in recent years, but Saturday shows the cure. The problem is your ambition: the cure is another’s – support it. Taurus April 20-May 20: Your energy, effectiveness and charisma rise nicely! Don’t expect everything, as you’re in the trough that comes just before the big luck wave swells. That trough lasts to June 4 – five more weeks. Then 53 weeks of great, life-changing luck begin! Don’t waste your present energy: you can solve problems that would usually stymie you, can accomplish unusual feats. Focus your abilities on solving whatever has held you back. The main thing: to clear the way for big, lucky things June onward. Home’s sweet, good Monday/Tuesday. Romance, creativity midweek. Work, Friday. A good week! Gemini May 21-June 20: Continue to rest, plan, pray, meditate. Be charitable, deal with government agencies, institutions. Wishes can still come true, but consider this: wishes that lead to freedom are much more viable than those that lead to depth, darkness, lust, security, investment. Soon, you will get a chance for these deeper things (June 2011June 2012) but over the entire rest of this decade, these deeper things will “disagree” with ethics, law, friendship, lighter laughter – and the lighter will win. This also means light romance will conquer deep romance. Buy nothing Sunday. Success, all week!

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YORKIE 10 wk PB Reg, Girl, 1st shots, micro chip, $1200.00 604-857-0722

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Furniture

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HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.ca

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May 8 - 14, 2011 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: You’re riding a minor winning streak, but it’s good practice for the “big wave” that’s coming June 2011 through June 2012. That time will bring “benefits with responsibilities” in romance, creative projects, speculative ventures, pleasure, vacation, and children’s talents. These very things fill May, so enjoy life, relax and pursue love! A relationship gives you friction Sunday. Life’s depths, lust, finances, meet with luck Monday/Tuesday. Gentle love, understanding fill Wednesday/Thursday. You feel ambitious Friday/Saturday, but use a light touch if others react unexpectedly. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: The focus lies on home, family, recuperation, nature, garden, soul, stomach, security, real estate, retirement, endings and beginnings. This period isn’t ultra-important at the moment, but it will become the source of your luck from June 2011 to June 2012. So keep your eyes open, your thoughts ticking. Chores might frustrate Sunday: proceed cautiously, especially around power tools. Relationships might be competitive Monday/ Tuesday, but they’re also lucky, even loving, so plunge in! Investments, debt, sex, intimate commitments, lifestyle changes proceed well Wednesday/Thursday. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Romance has a few snags Sunday – go slow. Tackle chores or buy machinery,tools Monday/Tuesday.If unemployed,look for work, especially Tuesday afternoon. A whole grabbag of opportunities faces you Wednesday/Thursday. Go forth, seek, be curious, ask. Be diplomatic, too. Relationships surprise, reward. The news might disappoint in financial, health and/or sexual areas Friday/Saturday. Investments made Friday won’t work; those made Saturday might. Generally, this is a light, busy, smooth and satisfying week. Money’s still lucky in an income way, but not for long – act now! timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014


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Accounting/ Bookkeeping

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Financial Services

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6008

FOR SALE; 42 seat Coffee Shop / Catering Business. Great take out traffic. Boasts homemade Bread, Soups, etc. $250,000. Contact Debbie at 250-787-8424.

6008-02

Check the Real estate section.

To advertise call 604-630-3300

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-34

Abbotsford

MOUNTAINVIEW VILLAGE in quiet end location. Family oriented complex in East Abby. Has outdoor pool, club house, playground, pets allowed. This UPDATED 3 BR, 3 bath feels like a home. Spacious mn flr offering eating area/computer space off the remodeled kitchen w/new modern cabinet fronts & hardware, counters, tile floor & appls. Nice dining rm w/slider to private yard & patio. Good size living rm w/gas fireplace w/lam flrs. 3 BR up master has ensuite & walk in closet. Double side by side garage. Painted in trendy colours & close to visitor parking. Great place to call home! Easy access to Hwy 1, shopping, parks, and all levels of schools. $284,900. Call Pamela Stadnik, Remax Treeland Realty, 604-533-3491

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6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

Vancouver East Side

Unit #104 - 2736 Victoria Dr., Vancouver Royal Victoria Gardens

1025sf condo, 2 BR, 2 bath, 1 storey ground level unit, gas fireplace, all appls & window coverings, patio, under ground parking. Pet allowed w/rest. Includes Management, Caretaker, Gardening, Garbage pickup, gas, hot water, snow removal.

Business Opps/ Franchises

#1 JANITORIAL FRANCHISE Customers, (Office Cleaning), Training and support. Financing. www.coverall.com 604-434-7744 info@coverallbc.com

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EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS, the leader in fresh fruit with bouquets hand sculpted to look like flowers, all natural smoothies and drinks, fruit salads and chocolate dipped fruit; has immediate franchise opportunities in B.C. Join the company named one of the top 10 franchises for your money in 2011. Become an Edible Arrangements franchisee today. Ph: (888) 727-4258 eafranchise.com

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Money to Loan

NEED A LOAN - BAD CREDIT? Has your credit prevented you from getting a loan? Buying a home or having your own business? We can help you get up to 1 million business or mortgage loan and up to 200K personal loan with interest rates starting at 2.9% APR. Bad credit ok. Apply now at: www.applyunion.com or call 1-877-500-4030

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6002

Sutton West Coast Realty

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6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-28

Richmond

Richmond 300sqft.+ West Facing Patio 1 BR $264,900 Centrally located. View website for open times, pics and floorplans. Michael Lepore Royal LePage 604-295-3974 www.AccoladeRealEstate.ca

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Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

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Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Delta Price Reduced studio condo, 19+ complex, pool, park, $94,900 597-8361 id4714 Langley Open House Sat/Sun 1-4, 20827-43A ave. immaculate 2872sf 5br 2.5ba home, quiet cul-de-sac $669K 534-0852 id5318 Sry Bear Creek Park beauty 1440sf rancher, gated 45+ $275,900 306-931-3939 id5234

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HOME SERVICES 8015

Appliance Repairs

VAN APPLIANCE SERVICES Repair home appl. Low rate guar. Permit/Lic. Tom 604-323-8063

8020

Blinds & Draperies

8060

Concrete

CONCRETE SPECIALIST Sidewalk, Driveway, Patio Exposed Aggregate, remove & replacing

Reasonable rates. 35 yrs. exp. For free estimates call Mario

253-0049

5505

A. FOUNDATIONS, Retaining walls, Stairs, Driveways, Sidewalks. Any concrete project. Free ests. Call Basile 604-617-5813

Legal/Public Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS NOTICE is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the Estate of PATRICK EDWARD MILLS, deceased, late of 802 - 5233 Joyce Street, Vancouver, B.C., who died on September 18, 2010, are required to send full particulars of such claims to Barbara Star, Executrix, c/o Stephen Schneiderman, 309 850 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, B.C., V6C 1E1, on or before June 4, 2011, after which date the estate’s assest will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received.

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CONCRETE Removal / Replace Small jobs welcome ● Fence repair. Free est. Mario 254-0148

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Cleaning

Concrete Specialist. Garages, sidewalks, exposed aggregate & patios. Santino 604.254.5551 L & L CONCRETE. All types: Stamped, Repairs, Pressure Wash, Seal Larry 778-882-0098

8073

Drainage

BAJ MINI EXCAVATING Sewer/storm, drains, oil tanks, paving, retain wall. 604-779-7816

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Houses - Sale

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Real Estate

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'YOUR PLACE' ....If you have a small downpayment, less than perfect credit, then we are your link to home ownership. Call Kim 604-628-6598

New Westminster

6020-22

5 BR (3 BR upper + 2 BR legal suite. $1000/mo rent). 2313 sq ft. $640,000. Karim Juma, Royal Le Page City Centre, 604-678-9143

6050

Out Of Town Property

BIG BEAUTIFUL AZ LAND $99/mo, $0 down - 0 Interest. Golf Course, Nat’l Parks. 1 hour from Tucson Int’l Airport. Guaranteed Financing! NO CREDIT CHECK! Pre-recorded msg 1-800-631-8164 code 4040 www.sunsiteslandrush.com

6065

Recreation Property

RELAXING MASSAGE very clean/private. 9am-11pm, 7days, D/town & Kits. Anie 604-684-8773

A.S.B.A. ENTERPRISE. Comm/ Res. Free Est. $25/hour includes supplies. Insured. 604-723-0162

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CLEANING SERVICE. Reas rates, specializing in homes. Guar work. Refs avail. 604-715-4706

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IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR Experienced, Meticulous, Reliable Cleaning, res/com. 604-537-8796

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

Personals

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Apartments & Condos

1 BDRM apt w/balcony, ht, hw, cable, 1 prkg, locker, elevator, coin laund, close to all transit, shops, & schools NS, NP, lease, Rmd 604-241-3772 1 BR $1100 close to Brentwood & B.C.I.T. newly renovated kitchen & bathroom...sorry no pets 604.786.0762 2 BR Spacious in reno’d bldg, Main St & 30th Ave. In suite laundry, 1 parking, apprx. 800 sqft. no smokers, no pets. Suit quiet prof. $1600/ month. Utilities not included. ph. Jeremy 604-377-5234

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Apt/Condos

BEAUTIFUL SUITES Marpole area. Bach, 1 & 2 BRs. Newer kitchens & baths. H/W flrs, balcony/patio. $800 & up. Incl heat, h/water, 2 appl. 604-327-9419 or 778-855-8666

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Apt/Condos

MOVE-IN BONUS

GEORGIAN TOWERS 1450 WEST GEORGIA ST.

1 bdrm from 1150 2 bdrm from $1575 $

Heart of Downtown, easy transit access. Large gym, laundry on every floor, dishwashers in all suites, in/outdoor parking.

RENTALS 604-669-4185 rentals@capreit.net www.caprent.com

2 BR Marpole $1,050 inc heat hot/ water, avail now balcny, h/wd, elevator, locker, quiet, 1 blk bus Osler St. np ns. 604-263-3036

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Furnished Accommodation

12TH & Quebec, clean furnished room , f/s, lady only, N/S, no pets, $475 incl utils. 604-576-1746

Real Estate Services (Put YOUR Money in YOUR Pocket)

LIDIA’S EUROPEAN Cleaning. Res/Com. Specializing in detail cleaning. Bonded. 604-541-9255

RENTALS

MISSION - LAKE FRONT starting from $78,800. 60 mins from Vancouver. Park Georgia Rlty Lisa Hughes • 604-931-7227

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Mia Casa − Drain Tile/Sewer Line Water Line Repairs / Replacement & Cleaning. Vince 604-941-6060, Al 604-783-3142

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604-739-3998

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Agents

Mortgages

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$419,900

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LANGARA GARDENS

601 West 57th Ave, Van Spacious 1, 2 & 3 BR Rental Apartments & Townhouses. Heat, hot water & lrg storage locker included. Many units have spacious patios & balconies with gorgeous views. Tasteful gardens, swimming pools, hot tub, gym, laundry, gated parking, plus shops & services. Near Oakridge Centre, Canada Line stations, Langara College, Churchill High School & more. Sorry no pets. www.langaragardens.com

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Drywall

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Quality Drywall Finishing. Textured Ceilings & Repair. Renov Specialist. No job too small. 837-1785

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Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR part furnished big apt, 41st Ave & Maple, own garden entry, suits single prof $1200. Dble $1450. np ns 604-565-2693 2 BDRM, 1 BATH, half house, Newly reno’d, spac, bright, 4 new f/s, w/d, high ceilings, radiant floor heat. SW corner view lot, X from Mt. Pleasant Elem. ( St. George & E 8th Ave). $1800/mo. incl. util. ns np, Call 604-872-8523 or 250-499-4071. Photos available upon request. 2 BDRM, BRIGHT, CLEAN, hydro incl, walk to Joyce Stn, Bby Hospital, schools,N/S N/P, Avail Immed, $950/mo 604-433-4453 2 BDRM bsmt ste, Fraser/27th, np ns, nr school/shops, new reno, Call sfter 3:30pm. 604-876-2109 2 BR Bsmt suite $1100 incl heat/ hw and shared w/d. Suits Professional Couple or Single. Avail May 15 or June 1, Quiet neighbourhood, references required. 604-312-9641 2 BR main flr. 1 bath, wd, back yard, Penticton & Georgia, $1500, ns, np avail now, 604-251-3696 beween 8 & 9 pm KERRISDALE, 48TH & Yew, cozy 1 br, suit 1 quiet person, ns all appls, own laundry, alarm, priv yard, immed $975. 604-250-1522

Houses - Rent

COQ NEW HORIZONS, brand new architect-designed, high ceiling, sunny home. 2000 sf w/3 BR, 2.5 baths,1 Den, 2 lvls, gorgeous garden , quiet cul-de-sac. $2200. Avail immed. 604-760-6372

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8075

Housesitting

HOUSESITTING, RETIRED teaching couple, excellent refs, long or short term. 778-995-0281 Email: colcarcam@hotmail.com

VANCOUVER, OAK/64TH Ave. Bright 2 BR + den, laminate floors, private laundry, 2 full baths, french doors, f/yard. 900 sq ft. Ns/np. $1,300/mo incl hydro/cable/’net. Avail now. Near Oakridge Centre. 604-763-7885

6615

Wanted To Rent

WANTED SAFE off street parking spot for truck & camper 20ft Kitsilano $100/mth 604-561-5692


FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2011 THE VANCOUVER COURIER

8075

Drywall

*Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925 VICTORIA DRYWALL LTD. 25 yrs exp. Reno’s & New Constr. Call Bruno ★ 604-313-2763 VINCE’S MAGIC Drywalling & textured ceiling repairs. Bonded 604-307-2295 / 778-340-5208

8080

Electrical

FCE ELECTRIC

Residential & Comm. Wiring Renos & Panel Changes Service Upgrade Laneway House Specialists

604-861-2647 A. LIC. ELECTRICIAN #19807 Semi-retired wants small jobs only. 604-689-1747, pgr 604-686-2319 A Lic’d. Electrician #30582. Rewiring & Reno, Appliance/Plumbing. Rotor Rooter & Hydro Pressure Jetting Service, 604-255-9026 - 778-998-9026 Free Estimates / 24 Hr Service CHARLIE’S ELECTRIC Co. #94835 all electric needs, reas rates bonded WCB 778-888-4528 LIC. ELECTRICIAN #37309 Commercial & residential renos & small jobs. 778-322-0934.

PUPIN ELECTRIC. Comm/Res. Bonded. Reas Rates. (#102091). Professional Work. 604-719-8603 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

8087

Excavating

# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT

one mini, drainage, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank removal. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865

Flooring/ Refinishing

8105

HENRY’S

HARDWOOD FLOOR SERVICES Sanding & Refinishing Installation Quality Workmanship Free Estimates Fully Licensed & Insured

Fencing/Gates

S&S LANDSCAPING & FENCING

Factory Direct Cedar Fence Panel for Sale & Installation 8291 No.5 Rd Richmond Call 604-275-3158 CEDAR WORKS ❏ 778-882-0676 Fencing, decks, sheds 3 year warranty. Free Estimates KB METAL PRODUCTS LTD. FENCE & GATES : CHAIN LINK & ALUMINUM ORNAMENTAL. ✫Free Estimate: 604-619-8434 West Coast Cedar Installations New or repaired outdoor cedar specialists since 1991 604-270-2358 or 604-788-6458

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

Hardwood Floor Refinishing Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

604-376-7224 www.centuryhardwood.com

CELTIC HARDWOOD FLOORS LTD.

Refinishing • Installation • New & Old Floors Ph. 604 293.0057 Cel. 604 657.8931

www.celtichardwoodfloors.ca

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

Refinish, sanding, install, dustless Prof & Quality work 604-219-6944

Complete Home Maint./Repairs Certified Trained Pros. For that small job. Rates you can afford. RJR Small Projects Division Part of RJR group

604-771-8885

604-202-6118

CARPET, VINYL & HARDWOOD Repair & Replace. Material sales Dwight, 778-322-6048 I’ll show you the inexpensive route www.fccarpets.shawwebspace.ca

Since 1989

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

732-8453

INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508 PROFESSIONAL INSTALLATION. Quick & Clean, Good prices. Free Est. ★ 604-566-4429

8120

Glass Mirrors

Commercial/Residential

Store Fronts • Windows & Doors Broken Glass • Foggy Glass Patio Doors • Mirrors • Etc. 2837 Kingsway, Vancouver

Tel: 604-603-9655

8125

Gutters

Alliance

Windows & Gutter Cleaning • Professional Power Washing • Gutter Cleaning • Window Cleaning done by hand • Contract Pricing • Will Beat Any Reputable Estimate Work Done by Professionals

Call Steve

604-723-2526 References Available

HANDYMAN; Reasonable rates. You name it - we DO it! Call Peder • 604-339-2419

8140

Heating

Lorenzo & Son Plumbing & Heating (604) 312-6311 Local Licensed Plumbers & Gas Fitters

8150 • • • •

Kitchens/Baths

NEW AIR MAINTENANCE

Outdoor Kitchens Pizza Ovens • Gazebos Garden Houses Waterfalls Luxury You Can Afford!

604-671-9901

8155

Landscaping

GREENWAVE LANDSCAPES ★ COMPLETE ★

Garden Maintance & Installation Edible Landscape Solutions

604-317-3037

greenwavelandscapes.ca

YOUR HOME GUTTERS

NO HST! til May 31

• Gutter Installation Cleaning & Repairs • Roofing & Roof Repairs • Moss Control, Removal & Prevention 25 year Warranteed Leaf & Needle Guard

WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee

604-340-7189 EDGEMONT GUTTERS

• Sales & Installation of 5’’ Continuous Gutter • Minor Repairs • Cleaning

604-420-4800 Established 1963

A1 Steve’s Gutter Cleaning & Repair from $98. Gutters vacuumed/hand clean. 604-524-0667 Professional Powerwash Gutters cleaned & repaired Since 1984, 604-339-0949 Waters Home Maintenance Gutter Cleaning, repairs, windows Free estimate 604-738-6606

8130

Handyperson

WEST SIDE HANDYMAN Carpentry • Painting • Ceramic Tiles Fences • Kitchens • Bathrooms Basement Suites • Roof • Plumbing Leak Repair • Decks Residential & Commercial 604

Cell:

224-1005 604

671-0288

BEST PRICE! Bath, kitchen, plumbing, flooring, painting, etc. Call Mic, 604-725-3127 HANDYMAN - framing, decks, tiles, hardwood, drywall. Total additions & basements. Ken 778-773-6251 or 604-455-0740

Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Old Pools Filled in Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls, Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Jackhammering. 604 782-4322

8160

Lawn & Garden

HEDGE SHRUB TREE & STUMP REMOVAL FREE ESTIMATE INSURED

224-3669 Expert Pruning ISA By Certified Arborist Ornamental & Fruit Trees, Shrubs & Hedges

8160 Lawn & Garden GARDEN CLEAN-UP • Planting • Pruning • Lawncare Call Jim Slade

604.266.6333 WILDWOOD LANDSCAPING Hedge Trimmimg & Tree Pruning & Hedge Removal Spring Up Chaffer Control & Lawn Restoration. Comm/Strata/Res Aerating & Power Raking. Free Estimates. 604-893-5745

604-618-9741

Tree Topping, Clean-Up, Planting, Trimming, Power Raking, Aeration, etc. • Westside & Eastside

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

AJK MOVING LTD.

Moving. Storage. Deliveries Local & Long Distance MOVERS.... Residential. Commercial. Industrial. Truck for Clean-ups garage, basement, backyard.

(604) 875-9072 873-5292

Alive & Well Organic Gardening Maintenance, installation, ISA certified arborist. 604-215-0232. www.aliveandwellorganic.ca

B&Y MOVING

AVANTI GARDEN SERVICES Spring cleanup, new design, planting, etc. Laura 604-264-0775

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

BARAKA GARDENING Spring clean-up, lawn prep & pruning. Steve 778-231-4433 EXP. GARDENER. Spring clean ups, weeding, pruning, hedges, new soil. Ron 604-202-2176 EXP. RELIABLE gardener spring clean up, new turf, lawn, pruning, planting, aerating, 604-783-2627 GARDEN MAINTENANCE Prof service. Comm/res. Trees prune/trim. 790-0188 Lyon GREAT LOOKING Landscapes Full service landscape & garden maint. Call Dave: 604-764-7220 JAPANESE GARDENER Landscape & maintenance, clean-ups, trimming. Reas, free est, 25 yrs exp 604-986-8126

604-708-8850

BEST RATE MOVING Experienced Movers with Affordable Rates! Starting $30/ hour Licensed & Insured

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

604-787-8061

EZ GO MOVERS Quick & Reliable Movers from$48 per hour

604-580-2171 www.ezgomovers.com

LAWNS CUT Mowing, trimming & small pruning jobs. Call Andrew 604-708-1152 LAWNS CUT Mowing, trimming & small pruning jobs. Call Andrew 604-708-1152 Ny Ton Gardening yard & lawn maint. trimming, shrubs, hedging, 604-782-5288 Rakes & Ladders.. Lawns, trees, gardens, shrubs. Certified, Ins. & WCB, 604-737-0170 Royal Garden Lawn cut, edging, power raking, pruning, tree/hedge trimming WCB Ins. 604-754-8407 SASHA LANDSCAPING, Trimming, Grass Cut, Garden Maint. Free Est. Insured. 604-812-1298

MONTY J’S MOVING

Ask about our Spring Specials! www.MontyJsMoving.com

Call 604-710-5253

MOVERS.CA 604.682.2232 AMIGO'S MOVING. Delivery. Storage. No Job too Small or Big. Clean up, Garage, Basement. Call 604-782-9511

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Insured, from $35/hour, 3 ton 604-319-4204

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8175

Masonry

MASONRY and REPAIRS •Stone Walls •Bricks •Chimneys •Slate Patio/Sidewalk •Fireplaces & more. George • 604-365-7672

8185

Moving & Storage

AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

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

45

West-side Lawn & Garden

We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac

● Lawn Cutting ● Garden Maintenance ● Landscaping

FREE ESTIMATES

Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance Seniors Discount

604-261-9697 Est 28 yrs

604-537-4140

604-723-2468; T. TRAN, New lawns, grass cuts, p/raking, aerating, hedging, pruning. Reliable

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

PRICELESS

PAINTING

VANCOUVER LTD. • Fully Insured • References • Green Products

Call Today!

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8195

Marty’s

Painting & Decorating Ltd. NO JOB TOO SMALL Quality work est. 1973

Colour Consulting Included Free Estimate 604-733-2865 Barwick Painting Prof. painters, exp. painters, in partnership with Benjamin Moore. 604-263-2530 Exterior / Interior Painting Pressure Washing PETER 604 812 8900

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G.E.PAINTING 604-839-3458 Specialize interiors, 25 yrs exp. Water & Drywall repairs., insured.

FREE ESTIMATES

MILANO Painting 604-551-6510 Int/Ext. Good Prices. Free Est. Written Guar. Prof & Insured.

Vancouver’s West Side Painting Company

Interior and Exterior Painting

NEAT PROF. PAINTING Room special $230. Int or ext. 10 yrs exp. Luis 604-339-3839 PASSION FOR PAINTING Int & Ext, power wash. Free Est. WCB. David 604-942-0115

For Free Estimate Please Call:

RONALDO PAINTING (1981) 3 Rooms: $225 (labour only) Vancouver, 778-881-6478

www.carefulpainting.ca

URBAN PAINTING ...High quality, material discounts, warranty. & great refs. 604-836-9675

604-730-1566 derek@carefulpainting.ca

AAA

8200

• Exterior/Interior Projects • Written Warranty • Years of Experience • Fully Insured • WCB Covered Professional Crew of Ticketed Painters

BARWICK PAINTING Professional Painters with Guaranteed Results – in partnership with –

• Sunrooms • Aluminum patio/deck covers • Aluminum railings • Glass railings • Aluminum fencing • Auto gates Free Estimates 604-521-2688

www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

Central Decking Co.

• Build & Rebuild – waterproof decks • Specialize in seamless polyurethane membrane deck coatings • Sundecks – Balconies – Patios

604-618-0631

centraldecking@gmail.com www.centraldecking.ca

604-263-2530

CANSTAR PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! Interior & Exterior ★ UNBEATABLE PRICES ★ Free Est. / Written Guarantee

Insured/WCB

778-997-9582

D&M PAINTING

Interior/Exterior Specialist Many Years Experience Fully Insured Top Quality, Quick Work Free Estimate

tufflex.ca

Seamless Sundeck Coatings Deck Design & Construction 20 YEAR WARRANTY

See our Showroom at 1230 West 75th Ave.

604-222-8453

8205

• Oil Tank Removal • Work complies with city bylaws BC Mainland • Always fair & reasonable rates • Excellent references

For Free Estimates Call

Off: 604-266-2120 Cell: 604-290-8592

8195

Serving West Side since 1987

Painting/ Wallpaper

www.affordablemoversbc.com

A PROFESSIONAL PAINTER Interior $25/hr, Exterior $30/hr Call Serj 604-377-2417

Paving/Seal Coating

METRO BLACKTOP CO. LTD Custom work for Driveways & new lane Aprons. Repairs/resurfacing. Call Gino 604-657-9936

8220

Plumbing

604-724-3832

• • • •

Oil Tank Removal

FLECK CONTRACTING LTD.

Patios/Decks/ Railings

PRECISION PAINTING

TwoGuysWithATruck.ca Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK

8193

Painting/ Wallpaper

604-338-2339

778.881.6096

★ SD ENTERPRISES ★ Landscaping, gardening, power raking, lawncare, pruning, cedar fencing. Call Terry, 604-726-1931

YARD CLEAN-UP, lawns cut, hedges pruned, trees trimmed, power raking, aerating, rubbish removal, gutters. 604-773-0075

Painting/ Wallpaper

QUALITY WORK. DONE RIGHT.

Cameron 604-739-8241 LAWN MAINTENANCE 20 yrs exp. power rake, aerating. Free est. Reliable Reas. 604-649-9965

8195

Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $50 ~

JUST LAWNCUTS

Northwest Arboriculture Colin Malcolm, Insured

& 8185 Moving Storage ADVANCE MOVING LTD

Licensed, Insured & Bonded Lic. Plumbers & Gas Fitters Over 20 years Experience Custom Renovations to Small Repairs

604-312-6311

FAIRWAY PAINTING

Fully Insured 20 years experience Call 604Free Estimates

INTERIOR & EXTERIOR SPECIALS

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3 ROOMS FOR $299

For walls only includes 2 coats of top of the line Cloverdale Paint. No payment until job done. Over 20 years exp. 10% discount for apts. or condos. For free est. contact Larry 604-961-4391 L. Roberts Painting AAA Professional int/ext painter & wall paperer. Guar work. Free est. John 604-318-2059 (Kits)

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ENTERPRISE Mechanical Systems • PLUMBING • HEATING • GAS FITTING • RESTORATION

Tel: 604-931-7575

Cell: 604-612-4347

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Handyperson

ANYTHING IN WOOD Hardwood flrs, install, refinishing. Non-toxic finishes. 604-782-8275

BACKHOE, drainage, excavation, concrete driveway, sidewalk, pavers, retaining walls, bob cat, landscape trucking 604-833-2103

8090

8130

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Certified Plumber & Gas Fitter * Reno’s & Repairs 24 hrs/day * Furnaces * Boilers * Hot Water Heating * Reasonable Rates * Hot Water Tanks

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cont. from previous page

8220

Plumbing

8220

Lorenzo & Son Plumbing & Heating (604) 312-6311 Local Licensed Plumbers & Gas Fitters

8225 10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005 ★ 3 Licensed Plumbers ★ 66 years of exp. 604-830-6617 www.oceansidemechanical.com BS & SONS gas heating & plumbing. Certified. Renos, h/w tanks, boilers, drains. 24 hrs. 671-6815

PLUMBERS

Water Lines (without digging) Sewer Lines (without digging) Install. Drain tiles. 604-739-2000

Plumbing

Power Washing

Auto Miscellaneous

$0 DOWN & WE MAKE YOUR 1st PAYMENT AT AUTO CREDIT FAST Need a vehicle? Good or Bad Credit? Call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca DLN 30309

9125

Domestic

ESTATE 1995 CHRYSLER CONCORD, 108k. a/c, remote entry, alrm, all orig, $2250 obo. 604-524-6567, 604-521-8493

Is your Vehicle A/C Not Working?

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9145

Scrap Car Removal

❑ Warranty ❑ References ❑ Fully Insured ❑ Renovations & Waterproofing ❑ Complete Bathroom Renovations ❑ All Plumbing & Electrical

2004 FORD F350 diesel Lariat, 135 K, set up for 5th wheel, canopy $18,900. 604-943-4342 2004 RANGER 4x4, ext cab, fully loaded, matching canopy. $8995 604-200-1313 or 1-604-223-0994

9160

Sports & Imports

2003 NISSAN Pathfinder Chikoot black, 98K, new parts, loaded, $10,900. 604-375-1077 after 4pm NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? www.cheapautobody.ca 604-341-7738

8235

Recycling

VANCOUVER MATTRESS RECYCLING $10 per mattress 778-869-0378

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

Since Since 2000 2000

drytech.ca

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WONDERFUL CONDITION with 94000 Kms. Upgraded sound system, New Automatic and recent Tune up, no accidents Call Rob 604.644.0257 or rob@aalltech.com

9173

Vans

RENOVATIONS

604-222-8453

CANWEST CABINETRY

Renovations

from concept to occupancy

Winner of Gold & Silver Georgie Awards

– Renovator Member of the Year

Winner of the National SAM Award

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

604.662.8150

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NEW AIR MAINTENANCE

When your house is great except…

Commercial • Strata Small Business Painting • Drywall • Flooring Pressure Washing. Hourly or by Contract Free Estimates. Call Richard:

604-671-9901

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9522

RV’s/Trailers

2001 TITANIUM 24EX, 1 slide, qu bed, ns, no pets, 4 new shocks/ tires. $18,900. 604-943-4342 2004 JAYCO 10ft Tent Trailer, fully loaded, sleeps 8, good cond. Asking $6500 obo. 604-524-4778

FREE ESTIMATES

604-379-2641

8270

Roofing

778-317-1256•604-451-0225 Bath *Kitchen* Suites & More TIMWOOD HOMES LTD

Specialized in Reno’s: . Framing . Sundecks. Stairs . Rooms. Garages. Sheds. Basements .Tiles . Vinyl Siding. Exterior Paint . Hardwood & Laminate Floors . Fencing . . Small or big jobs. Insured.WCB

604-761-1743

A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936

BATHROOMS • KITCHENS ELECTRICAL • PLUMBING PAINTING • REPAIRS REFERRAL SERVICES RENOVATIONS

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Complete Bathroom Reno’s Suites, Kitchens,Tiling, Skylights, Windows, Doors, 604 521-1567

Kitchens & Bathroom Carpentry & Tiling Small job welcome

References - Guaranteed Vancouver West

778 - 319-2120 AaronR CONST Repairs & Renos, general contracting. Insured, WCB, Licensed

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YOUR HOME ROOFING

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WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee

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❑ Sloped: Lifetime Shingles ❑ Flat: Instacoat Rubber ❑ Sundecks: Lifetime Coatings ❑ Repairs: Leaks & Chimneys Showroom: 1230 West 75th Ave.

604-228-7663

#1 Roofing Company in BC

TRIMAX ROOFING • New, re-roof and repairs • Cedar to fibreglass shingles. • Guaranteed & Free estimate • WCB Insured 604-856-4999 or info@trimaxroofing.com

8300

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

Crown Roofing & Drainage Residental Div. Roofing installations & repairs. 604-327-3086 JORGENSEN ROOFING 3 Generations since 1945! Specializing in Residential Roofs REECE • 604-518-7278 MASTERCRAFT ROOFING Ltd. Right the 1st time! Repairs, reroofing, garage, decks. Hart 322-5517 Trimax Roofing Ltd. Re & new roof, repairs, WCB, Ins. Will beat any written price! 604-856-4999

8255

Rubbish Removal

REMOVAL

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8309

Tiling

8310

Top Soil

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ALL JUNK?

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782-2474

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Call for a free estimate:

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SKY VIEW ROOFING LTD

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GOTHAM CONTRACTING LTD Window & gutter cleaning, power washing. Licensed, fully insured WCB. Over 25 yrs exp Free Estimates 604-544-5080

* We Remove & Recycle Anything*

COAST TO COAST ROOFING

Gary, 604-897-3614

Window Cleaning

WHITE ROSE Window Cleaning. Inside and out. Gutters cleared and cleaned too! 604-274-0285

604.722.3600 15 Years Experience RE-ROOF & REPAIR SPECIALIST ~ No Job Too Small ~

Wildwood Tree Services, Exp Hedge Trimming and Removal & Tree Pruning. Free Est. 604-893-5745

Established 1963

209-6663

604-RUBBISH

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MAGNOLIA TREE Service & Landscape, fence install, yard reno’s, excavating, irrigation 604-214-0661

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8315

Edgemont Building Maintenance • Power Washing

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HIGH QUALITY top soil for gardening/landscaping. Gov’t approved. P-up/Del. 604-657-9936

8335

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SKYLINE DECKING Renovations, Roofing, New Construction WCB/Insured/Licensed Guaranteed workmanship, reasonable pricing Call for FREE Estimate Luke: 604-729-6871

Empty your Garage Fill Your Wallet

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

J. PEARCE STUCCO CONTRACTING. 604-761-6079 www.stuccocontracting.com

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Screens

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Advantage Building Maintenance: •Roof •Chimney •Skylight Repairs •FREE Estimate 604-802-1918

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604-340-7189

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KITCHEN & BATHS Home renovations, 30+ years experience. Call 604-731-7709

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8250

Quality Home Improvement ★ Stucco ★ All Kinds. No Job Too Big or Small. 604-725-8925

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LTD.

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❑ A Total Reno Company ❑ Homes ❑ Garages ❑ Sundecks ❑ Window Replacements ❑ Lifetime Sundeck Coatings

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POINT GREY ROOFING

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9129 Shaughnessy St., Vancouver, B.C. V6P 6R9

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