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Tories drop Saip as candidate School board chair, who won party’s nomination Monday, gets boot after his financial past causes concerns BY

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Dale Saip is no longer the Conservative candidate for DeltaRichmond East. He made the announcement Thursday afternoon, just three days after he beat out four others in a snap nomination meeting Monday in East Ladner The longtime school trustee found himself facing controversy when his past financial woes came to light following his nomination victory. Several residents, who were opposed to his nomination, went to the media with information on his personal financial issues, which Saip insists have been all resolved. Saying the party informed him Thursday he was out, Saip told the Optimist he fully disclosed all the required candidate background information, and it was up to the party to make a determination on his suitability before the nomination meeting. “They had two questions in that meeting and I answered those questions. Part of it was a lack of due diligence on their behalf. Maybe they were strained and rushed, but it didn’t seem to be an issue at the time,” Saip said. “I just wish they would have dealt with this before I went to a nominating meeting and dragged my family through this. I guess I’ll just keep moving forward.” His money problems included a personal bankruptcy in 1993. Then in 2005, he filed for a creditor proposal under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act due to owing back taxes. Prior to Saip’s announcement, the Optimist asked Delta-

Richmond East riding association president Don Brooks if the Conservatives were aware of Saip’s financial problems before they accepted his candidacy. Brooks said there’s little he could say on the matter other than they were taking it seriously and it was in the hands of the party. Saip came out on top after four rounds of preferential voting Monday. He edged out runner-up Kerry-Lynne Findlay 78 to 66. She told the Vancouver Sun after Saip’s financial issues were made public that the party needed to reexamine his qualifications. The Conservative Party of Canada’s National Council last year updated its candidate rules and procedures. Among the rules is a requirement for prospective candidates to submit completed forms “authorizing the Canada Revenue Agency, the Canada Border Services Agency, Citizenship and Immigration Canada and the Department of National Defence to release any available information though the Privacy Act to the party concerning any offences, infractions or pending matters involving the applicant under an act, regulation or code enforced by those departments.” Saip said that’s just what he did. Saying he hasn’t done anything criminal, Saip noted he went through a negotiated tax settlement five years ago after a disagreement on an assessment, which he said shouldn’t be a reason to disqualify someone for running for a nomination. “Everything was all paid up six See SAIP page 3

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Conservative candidate still not determined Who the Conservative candidate will be in Delta-Richmond East is still up in the air. Yesterday, as the Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper was being defeated in the House of Commons on

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the riding association must hold another nomination meeting or if Kerry-Lynne Findlay, who finished second to Dale Saip in Monday’s nomination vote, would be appointed. Sandor Gyarmati

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Mayor’s summit now underway All sides in the Southlands debate descend on municipal hall in an effort to reach some sort of compromise BY

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Mayor Lois Jackson’s summit on the Southlands began Thursday at municipal hall. The group comprised of representatives of the Century Group, those in favour of having the 538acre property placed back in the Agricultural Land Reserve and others with an interest in the issue has been assembled in an attempt to discuss the future of the contentious property and perhaps reach some kind of compromise. Century Group president Sean Hodgins, who is taking part in the summit, last week said he didn’t know many details such as the agenda, mandate or terms of reference for the group that will be meeting behind closed doors. Heading into the first meeting this week, Southlands the Facts spokesperson Dana Masolvat confirmed he was invited to participate, noting he wasn’t sure of the extent of the discussions or how often the group assembled by Jackson would meet. Saying he’s participating only as a resident in favour of the ALR inclusion, and won’t act as though he’s speaking on behalf a segment of the community, Maslovat wasn’t going

into the meetings with any expectations. However, he noted he’s still hopeful something positive would happen and that there’s nothing to lose in having a dialogue. “I’m not sure where this is going to go, but the one thing I’d agree with the mayor is that the public hearing process was certainly not engaging in dialogue. I would somewhat argue we’ve been trying for a year-and-a-half trying to get that dialogue,” Masolovat told the Optimist. “Maybe it’s because it was such a divisive issue and adversarial issue. Maybe if you do get a small group of people that can have a conversation and can come out with something everyone can live with, I think that would be wonderful. I would say I’m not sure there’s high expectations from anybody, but I think it’s nice at least that everyone is willing to say, ‘I’m not just going to turn my back on this.’” The most controversial element of the proposed area plan is the recommendation Delta apply to the Agricultural Land Commission to have the Southlands placed back in the ALR. The public hearing was heading into its fourth night earlier this month when Jackson, noting it was

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Dana Maslovat, one of the founders of Southlands the Facts, is one of 10 members taking part in the mayor’s summit. clear there was no consensus, announced it would be adjourned until April 14. By then, the summit would have met and issued a report. Jackson said the message she heard more than any other was the need

for more dialogue. As far as what a compromise might look like, Maslovat said it doesn’t necessarily mean there would be a housing development. “On one hand, trying

to come up with a solution a hundred per cent of the public wants is always going to be challenging. There’s still a very large majority of input coming in still supporting the ALR application,” Maslovat said.

“To me, compromise isn’t how many houses do you want. To me, compromise is within the agricultural designation, what can we do to allow the developer to make money off the land that will benefit the community and bring business to Tsawwassen. That’s what I consider to be a compromise and a solution.” In an email to supporters this week, Maslovat noted both he and fellow Boundary Bay resident Richard Kunz, also a vocal opponent to development on the Southlands, were invited to the summit. He noted they would not discuss or negotiate future uses for the land that involve a change in designation or any residential development. The majority of speakers over the first three days of the hearing were opposed to the ALR application. Maslsovat, though, insists those people are, in fact, in the minority in the community. He also noted the majority of letters to Delta are now in favour of ALR inclusion. The Optimist couldn’t reach Maslovat, Hodgins, the mayor or CAO George Harvie prior to press deadline yesterday. Staff at municipal hall wouldn’t say if a summit meeting was taking place.

TFN legislature approves plan for 1,684 housing units BY

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The Tsawwassen First Nation’s legislature has approved a neighbourhood plan that will welcome about 4,000 more residents to TFN lands over the coming decade, said Chief Kim Baird. “We are thrilled to con-

firm this plan and look forward to its positive impact on our community,” Baird announced to band members following the March 15 vote. “The village centre, a local school, the Great Blue Heron Way and varied forms of housing will all be great additions to TFN,” she said.

The new neighbourhood plan for land near the Tsawwassen ferry terminal was unveiled at a public open house at the TFN Recreation Centre earlier this month. The land involved is about 110 hectares (270 acres) in an area designated by the TFN as enterprise and community within the

band’s overall land use plan. According to the neighbourhood plan, 1,684 residential units would be built comprising single-detached (50 per cent), townhouse (35 per cent) and apartment (15 per cent). Richard Cook, a consultant and planner who worked on the draft plan, told the Optimist at the

open house the plan would also include pathways, some retail opportunities, an elementary school and other amenities in a village centre, including a gymnasium and arts centre. Next steps will involve completion of the necessary engineering, environmental and archaeological studies, as well as reviews and

approvals of any development applications, Cook said following the vote. Meanwhile, TFN Economic Development Corporation CEO Chris Hartman this week told the Optimist there could be an announcement about a development in the band’s commercial zone in the next two to three weeks.

issued a one-line statement that was more targeted at Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff. “If Michael Ignatieff is

successful in forcing an unnecessary election, Dale Saip will not be our candidate in Delta-Richmond East,” he said. The party has not announced who will replace Saip as the candidate in

Delta-Richmond East. Saip also ran for the provincial Liberal nomination in Delta South in 1999 but was disqualified after it was revealed he failed to disclose he had been in court disputing child support

payments from a previous marriage. The Conservatives wanted to get all their candidates in place and ready for an election call that was expected as early as this weekend, however, the

hastily arranged nomination meetings in several ridings have drawn criticism. The Liberals and NDP have yet to name candidates in Delta-Richmond East. With files from the Vancouver Sun

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Local artist Michael Duncan is selling more of his original heritage pieces to raise money to help animals in the region. Duncan, a professional artist and Tsawwassen resident, started an organization called Artists-Helping Abused Animals (AHAA) in 2009. That year he also started selling original pen and ink drawings of local heritage sites to raise money for the Delta Community Animal Shelter. So far, Duncan said last week, AHAA has raised $12,000 and he has another batch of original prints ready for sale.

The unframed 15-by20-inch works sell for $200 each and AHAA has branched out to try and benefit more organizations in the area working with animals, including OWL and the Delta Homeless Animal Fund. Duncan was inspired to start AHAA by his own pet, Ellie, an Australian cattle dog that was abused and ended up at a shelter. Dr. Kevin Harris at the Trenant Park Pet Clinic united Ellie with Duncan after his wife’s death a decade ago. Before starting a new life with Duncan in South Delta, Ellie was found in the Prince George area starving and beaten with eight dead pups.

Duncan’s work has been showcased at the Vancouver International Wildlife Art Show and the Pacific Rim Wildlife Art Show. The municipality has also recognized him for his work in preserving Delta’s heritage. In 2009 he received a Friends of Heritage Award for providing a window into Delta’s past through his illustrated sketches published in his book Green Horizons: This Then is Delta. Duncan said AHAA is also looking for volunteers. For more information on AHAA or the prints, call Duncan at 604-948-0301 or Karen Bennett at 604-9431442.

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ity can vary from 10 to 25 years. Crown had suggested a period of 20 years while defence said 10 to 13 years was sufficient. Justice Heather Holmes settled on a 15-year period. Panghali has spent four years in pretrial custody, for which he was given credit. The verdict and sentence followed a four-week, judge-only trial, during which the Crown contended Panghali tried to cover up the crime. With files from the Province

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The Surrey man convicted of murdering his wife and dumping her body along Deltaport Way in 2006 must serve 11 more years in prison before he’s eligible for parole, it was announced yesterday. Former Surrey teacher Mukhtiar Panghali Singh was found guilty last month of murdering his wife, Manjit Panghali, 31, and then burning her body to conceal evidence of the crime. There is a mandatory life sentence for murder, but the period of parole ineligibil-

off, and one vehicle was entered. Stolen was a diaper bag (recovered), a wallet containing ID and credit cards and a cellular telephone. Damage: $700. Value of items stolen: $500. • March 16, 6 p.m., 5400-block of 5B Avenue: Complainant received a letter from a collection agency in Ontario requesting immediate payment for a cellular telephone bill. Thieves had obtained the complainant’s personal information and

had set up a fraudulent account without his knowledge or permission. • March 16, 7 p.m., 1200-block of 56th Street: A vandal keyed the victim’s vehicle while it was parked at a local shopping mall, causing $500 damage to driver’s side door. • March 18, 12:30 a.m., 1200-block of Pacific Drive: Police responded to a complaint of mischief at a house party after a minor altercation between intoxicated guests. One angry guest used a baseball bat to

smash the outside mirror off a parked car after being asked to leave. Damage: $200. • March18, 6 a.m., 5500block of 8B Avenue: A thief entered an unlocked vehicle and stole cash from a wallet left inside overnight. • March 20, 5 p.m., 5500-block of 13A Avenue: A white Adidas sports bag with no ID inside was found in the garbage cans at Highland Park. The bag and contents were seized and held until the owner can be identified.

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the damage out of frustration over the loss of an older family member. The accused agreed to pay for damages and was released. • March 20, 1 p.m., 4600-block of 53A Street: Vandals broke off the outside mirror of a parked car overnight. Damage: $200. Tsawwassen • March 15, 11:30 a.m., 1700-block of 56th Street: Two parked vehicles had their outside mirrors broken

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MURPHY’S LAW After more than two decades on the Delta school board, Dale Saip knows how cutthroat politics can be, but he got another lesson this week he won’t soon forget. The veteran school trustee, who won the Conservative nomination for DeltaRichmond East Monday night, found himself on the outside looking in less than 72 hours later, his political aspirations torpedoed by his financial past. After the jubilation of besting four others in a hastily-called nomination meeting at the Sundance Inn, Saip is now resigned to the fact he won’t be following John Cummins to Ottawa. What prevented that are his personal finances, including a bankruptcy in 1993 and an issue over back taxes half a dozen years ago. Given he applied and was accepted to stand for the nomination, I can see three scenarios at play here: Either he didn’t disclose his financial history, he did so but the party didn’t catch it or it was aware of the situation but didn’t think it was a big deal until stuff started hitting the fan this week. My guess is it’s the latter, although, given the second and third scenarios don’t reflect well on the Conservatives, I’m betting they opt for the first one. They’ve already thrown him under the bus on this one, so why not back it up on him too? I’m not saying Saip is an angel. He’s got a big personality that can rub some people the wrong way, but if he declared his financial past, and he says he did, then at the very least the party should have ruled him ineligible before Monday. Is he unfit to serve in public office because he declared personal bankruptcy almost two decades ago? He’s been at the helm of the school board for years, and while it’s endured many financial challenges brought on primarily by declining enrollment, its finances appear to have been managed quite well, so whatever personal issues Saip has encountered, they haven’t necessarily translated to his public life. I suspect that while Saip’s personal finances are not a deal breaker in terms of his ability to serve, they’re not something you want to highlight on your campaign literature either, nor have your opponent expose during an election campaign. And with the rumour now making the rounds that the formidable Greg HalseyBrandt, former Richmond mayor and MLA and current Richmond councillor, could be the Liberal candidate in these parts in the next federal election, the Tories appear willing to do whatever’s necessary to ensure a once slam dunk riding doesn’t slip away.

Third time doesn’t appear it will be the charm for plan IAN ROBERTSON

COMMUNITY COMMENT In Delta, our mayor has, for the third time, interrupted the process of developing/approving the Tsawwassen Area Plan. Last spring she ordered an independent poll — after the committee had been refused funds for similar tasks. Last fall, when the plan was running into serious trouble, she terminated the public hearing. She then directed the CAO to tackle the Southlands, and to attach it to a new, much less ambitious plan. At the recent hearing, after three nights the plan seemed tied up with the disputed outcome for the Southlands. Again she adjourned the hearing due to it getting into heavy opposition and too many speakers. I, for one, am left wondering how she seems to have the power to turn public hearings on and off at will. Is the council not obliged to sit it out and hear everyone?

We are now to wait it out while she convenes a secret meeting with experts she has chosen. Are these secret discussions part of the hearing? If these august, unknown experts come back with a new plan, can we not accuse the mayor of breaking the rules of public hearings? A public hearing requires all relevant information be brought to the hearing and heard by all assembled. Council decisions are to be based on what the public has heard. So what will happen with the in-camera debate she is chairing? Is she going to be the broker of ideas behind the closed doors? If so, what happened to her impartiality? Is this legal? Is this the way we want Delta to be governed? One of the known participants in this secret meeting is the president of Century Group, Sean Hodgins. In a recent interview on Delta TV, he said he wants a compromise. What does this mean? * “A settlement of differences by mutual adjustment or modification of opposing claims, principles, demands, etc.; agreement by mutual concession.” * “A settlement of differences in which each side gives up something it has previously demanded.” * “To allow your principles to

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be less strong or your standards or morals to be lower.” Century acquired land zoned for agriculture in 1989 with the intention of developing it. When acquiring it, the proposal to rezone for 1,900 houses had just been turned down. Now, 23 years later, Century wants to build 1,900 housing units on it. When a developer buys farmland and then says he wants to build houses, do we have to compromise? Why? Where is it written that when land ownership changes we have to agree and compromise? If this is part of our customs and our practices, then when do we talk about all the farmland between Tsawwassen and the George Massey Tunnel? Most of it has been in developers’ hands for much longer than Southlands. The purpose of official community plans, as I understand it, is to prevent just this from happening. This public hearing is not to change zoning, or look at a development proposal. Delta is asking the Agricultural Land Commission to return the land to the ALR. It was removed, over the ALC’s opposition, in 1981, by an order-incouncil. It is the ALC that will look at the appropriateness of returning it to the ALR.

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March 26, 2011 The Delta Optimist A9 Letters to the Editor

Can’t rely on others for our food, so all farmland needs to be put into production

Editor: Re: Fight for questionable land while good acreage lost, letter to the editor, March 19 The writer is correct in his plea to speak up on the loss of farmland to support government mega-projects. The present government has been responsible for by far the largest proportion of ALR exclusions in the last decade. Because of its policies, B.C. currently produces less than 50 per cent of the food we eat and we should be protesting such shortsighted policy vigorously and continuously until it stops. This does not, however, excuse us from fighting for the Southlands.

The era of cheap oil is at an end, making the viability of importing food less likely. Climate change has affected crop yields all over the world so we can no longer expect to take the food out of the hands of those who grow it in poorer countries. This means every piece of farmland will need to be in production and farmers will need to be fairly paid for their work. Therefore, let’s get behind all groups working to save farmland from development and irresponsible governments alike. The future of our children and grandchildren depends on us. Wilma Haig

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Opinion not represented on summit

Editor: It has been over a month since Delta council referred the Agricultural Land Reserve inclusion proposal to a public hearing and since CAO George Harvie undertook to bring a report back “with options for the provision of improved irrigation and drainage services for” the Southlands. In that month, a great deal has happened: petitions circulated, T-shirts printed, meetings held, speakers

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A10 The Delta Optimist March 26, 2011 Letters to the Editor

Poll shows 90% opposed to developing farmland

Editor: Re: Question boils down to one of control, letter to the editor, March 23 According to the arguments Robert Kristinsson puts forward, there should be no Agricultural Land Reserve to put this enviable piece of farmland back into. In fact, there probably shouldn’t be building code or animal welfare protection laws or pollution control legislation. If the thesis is that we let people do whatever they want with their own land ... There are a fair number of people who share that unenlightened view. Since the Agricultural Land Reserve was created 38 years ago, polls have pretty consistently shown that 10 per cent of the population shares Kristinsson’s views. The last such poll, conducted in the winter of 2008, just before the provincial election and commissioned by the Gordon Campbell Liberals, showed 90 per cent of British Columbians continue to oppose any development

of farmland. Kristinsson refers to “rights” of landowners around the world. While British Columbia was miles ahead of the rest of the world in protecting farmland, as we stand in the midst of a global food security crisis, jurisdictions around the world have created farmland or green space reserves. The Southlands should never have been removed from the ALR. It has been well documented that the exclusion was the result of political insiders and was contrary to sound science and land use planning. The community has an opportunity now to right that wrong. Delta polled its citizens and learned that 62 per cent of them want the land used for agriculture, and nothing else. There was no need for another hearing or the ridiculous cloakand-dagger secret mayor’s summit. Donna Passmore Campaign Director Farmland Defence League of B.C.

Industrial farming just not suitable

Editor: Re: Irresponsible to develop farmland, letter to the editor, March 12 While I agree with Al Webb regarding the importance of preserving local agricultural capability, I take issue with his conclusion that we should “stop development of any kind on any and all agricultural land.” There are many different types of farming and not all land has the same capability, suitability or access for particular types of farming. The Southlands is an example where these issues come into play. It has been said many

times, but some people are not listening or not understanding: Industrial farming is not suitable in a built-up area. On the Southlands, we need smallscale, intensive, “market garden” type of farming, the type envisioned in the Southlands plan put forward by Century Group. Can we have that type of farming without development? We probably could provided some philanthropist or organization with lots of cash were interested in buying the land and setting up a land trust dedicated to farming. So far this has not happened. BCEATS has made a rep-

resentation to Century, the major landowner, but a letter not backed up with solid financing in place is hardly an offer. In any case, we do not need an outside organization to ensure farming occurs on the Southlands. Sean Hodgins has offered to donate two-thirds of the land to the Corporation of Delta. Transferring the deed to Delta would ensure a favourable tax regime that would make affordable leases possible to farmers wishing to farm a small holding. Through the partnership with Kwantlen Polytechnic University, the establish-

ment of a sustainable agriculture program would ensure a steady supply of young farmers. Needed infrastructure for drainage and irrigation to make the land productive would be funded by the proceeds of ecologically sound development on approximately onethird of the land. This development built out over a 20-year period would serve to maintain Tsawwassen’s population base and viability as a small, sustainable town, rather than just a bedroom community. Why would anyone oppose this win-win solution? Helen Kettle

Summit’s composition doesn’t lend itself to compromise Editor: Re: Summit participants to be kept secret for now, March 19 Those who do not want the Southlands going into the ALR and who are not aligned with the Southlands team have no voice in the mayor’s summit. This seems unfair along with the unfairness of private discussion without the residents of all of Delta knowing

what is going on. I attended all three nights of public discussion and showed up for the fourth, only to be told discussion was going to carry on behind closed doors. In those three nights it was clear there was a majority of those who did not want to see the land returned to the ALR. Why does the mayor need to take this discussion out of the public

eye? I, like many others, think she fears conflict will overflow into this fall’s election, which might make North Deltans, where her voting base lives, aware of how much she wants to commit all taxpayers to pay. The sad thing is people are playing politics with our children’s future. Those most passionate against anything being done on the

Southlands are, like unruly children, trying to get their way no matter what it does to the next generation. I’m afraid this applies to the people’s representatives too. It is time to compromise, but the makeup of the summit does not indicate a fair playing field and I think the anti-ALR voters should have two seats at the table like the pro-ALR do. Karel Ley

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A14 The Delta Optimist March 26, 2011 In the Community

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Meet Your Match brought animals available for adoption to a satellite adoption centre at the Town Centre Mall. The goal of the new centre is to increase the number of adoptions in the community and to provide an opportunity for prospective pet parents to meet the cats, rabbits and dogs that are looking for permanent homes.

Lowe said the shelter had 800 people come through the centre over the two-day event. Five animals — three dogs and two cats — were adopted. “We were pretty happy with that,” she said. The shelter already has three more Meet Your Match events planned for April 3, 17 and May 1, with the hopes of holding at least one a month in the future.

The satellite adoption centre in the mall has been donated by Century Group. It also has information available about the shelter’s services, responsible pet ownership, bylaws, volunteering, dog licence sales and wildlife management. Future Meet Your Match dates will be posted on the shelter’s website, www.deltacommunityanimalshelter. ca.

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A16 The Delta Optimist March 26, 2011

Focus on

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As our population continues to age, more and more individuals are thrust into caregiving roles. Almost one quarter of Canadian households are now involved in caring for a senior family member, spending an average of 20 hours per week performing caregiving duties. In most cases, either a spouse or a child assumes the role of primary caregiver. As the health care needs of a senior change, family caregivers will come to a crossroads and reach a point where they are considering outside help, whether from a Nursing Facility or from Home Care. The majority of seniors prefer to remain in their own homes as they age rather than in long-term care. There are some tangible benefits of using Home Care companies like Nurse Next Door that go beyond personal preference, and are important to consider from the point of view of both the patient and the family caregivers: Home care supports families while keeping them together. This is particularly important in times of illness. The ties of responsibility and caring can be severed by hospitalization. Home care allows family caregivers to have respite from providing hands on care, and allows them to return to being a spouse, son, or daughter. Loved ones stay with their cherished belongings and familiar surroundings, which reduces fear, stress and anxiety. There is a formal nursing diagnosis called Relocation Stress Syndrome (also known as transfer trauma) associated with seniors who have been moved from one environment to another.

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A18 The Delta Optimist March 26, 2011

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You Qualify If: You are an individual with around $25,000 income or less You are a couple/single parent with around $35,000 income or less You have a simple tax return IF you qualify, come to Tsawwassen Alliance Church, 4951 12th Avenue, on the following dates between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. March 5, 12, 19, 26 April 2, 9, 16, 30 For information or to find out if you qualify, call the TAC office at 604 943 6148

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March 26, 2011 The Delta Optimist A19 In the Community

Church collects almost 200 bags full of groceries for South Delta Food Bank

Residents of Ladner showed their generosity by supporting a food drive for the South Delta Food Bank on March 13. The drive, which was organized by the Delta Church of Christ, filled nearly 200 grocery bags, primarily collected from residents in the Hawthorne and Neilson Grove school zones. Twelve students from Harding University in

Searcy, Arkansas, who spent their spring break working with the Delta church, provided assistance. “This was the second year we have conducted a food drive in Ladner,” said organizer Larry Waddell. “Grocery bags and notices were delivered to only about 1,000 homes the previous week. The generous response says a lot about the concern people in our community have for the less

fortunate.” The South Delta Food Bank, which is operated by the Ladner Christian Fellowship, was thrilled to have its cupboards replenished as the number of residents requesting assistance continues to grow. Waddell said the Delta Church of Christ and the South Delta Food Bank thank everyone who contributed to the worthy cause.

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A food drive earlier this month by the Delta Church of Christ has filled shelves at the South Delta Food Bank.

L’Arche bringing its message to Tsaw. United

Developmentally disabled embraced

Tsawwassen United Church will welcome members of L’Arche Greater Vancouver to give leadership during the 10 a.m. worship service on Sunday, April 3. The church is extending an invitation to anyone interested in hearing more about the work of L’Arche. Following the service there will be a light potluck lunch where you can meet and talk more directly with members of the L’Arche community. Canadian humanitarian and social visionary, Jean Vanier, founded L’Arche in 1964. Distressed by the institutionalization and the isolation and loneliness of people with developmental disabilities, Vanier invited two men from an institution to live with him in a small house. He called the house “L’Arche,” a French word for “the ark” in the biblical story of Noah and the flood. L’Arche grew quickly and

spread around the world, attracting many young people who wanted to help and opening new homes and workshops. L’Arche began in Canada in 1969. Today, there are over 130 L’Arche communities in 34 countries on six continents. All of these communities are part of the International Federation of L’Arche Communities. In L’Arche, people who have developmental disabilities and those who come to assist share life and daytime activities in family-like settings that are integrated into local neighbourhoods. L’Arche in Canada has nearly 200 homes and workshops or day programs. These are grouped into what L’Arche calls “communities.” L’Arche communities are open and welcoming of neighbours and friends and often engage in various collaborations at the local level. Tsawwassen United Church is at 693-53rd St.

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A20 The Delta Optimist March 26, 2011 In the Community

DSS students going green at top speed

After two years of work, automotive students are poised to debut the country’s first electric drag racer BY

LUCAS MENESES-SKODA Optimist contributor

Automotive students at Delta Secondary are going green at full speed by creating a one-of-a-kind vehicle in Canada. Over the last couple years, many students, past and present, have had the opportunity to do something in the Ladner high school’s auto shop that not even professionals are doing across the country. “We are the only electric drag racing vehicle in Canada,” says automotive teacher Casey Mynott, who initiated the project that’s taken a regular vehicle with a blown engine and turned it environmentally friendly drag racer. The vehicle being used is a 1989 Toyota pickup that was donated to the school. Since that original step,

Delta Secondary automotive students are excited to unveil their electric drag racer at Mission Raceway. many sponsors have jumped onboard, including some big names like Canadian Electric Vehicles, Kal Tire and Lordco Auto Parts. Mynott says although the project is complex and very peculiar, when looking under the hood of the truck, the mechanics are amaz-

ingly simple. “I enjoy that students are totally blown away when you explain what it is, how it works, how simple it is ... like a combustion engine has a couple hundred parts, lots of things to go wrong. This has one. It has one moving shaft, that’s it.”

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times and approximately four weeks remaining until it’s completed, excitement in the auto shop is building. “Seeing something that you’ve put your heart and soul into, rolling ... just seeing that is worth it,” says Kyle Johnstone, a graduate from DSS last year who

worked on the car in his Grade 12 year and continues to return to the school to witness the progress. The main goal for Mynott and his students is to have the truck out to Mission by April, ready to race at Mission Raceway. But for automotive teacher, the project isn’t just about creating a “cool” racing vehicle, it’s about moving forward with the times. “This is really just an extension of what today is,” he said. “It’s part of that computer age ... the more people get involved with computers, the more this kind of stuff comes around. Mynott estimates about $10,000 has gone into the project, more than half coming in donations from their sponsors. To view photos of the way the project has taken shape, visit www.dssev.ca.

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Savvy homebuyers are taking advantage of free access to the New Homes Registry to stay informed. This helpful, easy-to-use, online resource is available from the Homeowner Protection Office (HPO) website. Prospective homebuyers are using the registry to make more informed purchasing decisions. Homebuyers, as well as realtors, lawyers, local governments, and others can quickly check the residential builder licensing and warranty status of a new home or a new home under construction. The New Homes Registry provides free access to find out if a home has a policy of home warranty insurance and is built by a Licensed Residential Builder, or whether it is built without home warranty insurance. Homebuyers can obtain valuable information such as the name and contact number of the warranty provider, the builder’s warranty number and whether an ownerbuilt home can be legally offered for sale. Every new home built for sale by a Licensed Residential Builder in British Columbia is protected by mandatory third-party home warranty insurance. Better known as 2-5-10 home warranty insurance, this coverage includes: two years on labour and materials, five years on the building envelope (including water penetration), and 10 years on the structure. It’s the strongest system of construction defect insurance in Canada. The New Homes Registry allows homebuyers to search online at their convenience for both single detached homes and multi-unit homes registered with the HPO after November 2007. For free access to the New Homes Registry visit the Homebuyers section of the HPO website at www.hpo.bc.ca.


March 26, 2011 The Delta Optimist A21 In the Community

Earthquake relief fundraiser planned for Tsaw. DAVE WILLIS

dwillis@delta-optimist.com

A fundraiser for earthquake relief in Japan is scheduled for May at the Tsawwassen Legion. Natascha Trautmann is organizing the event, titled Japan Relief Music Fest South Delta. “I think it’s a really good opportunity for South Delta to get on board to help the people of Japan,” she said. Japan was rocked by a deadly earthquake and tsunami earlier this month. There have been nearly 10,000 confirmed deaths and over 15,000 more are listed as missing.

“I was watching TV and felt my heart break open,” says Trautmann. Rebuilding costs have been estimated at over $300 billion. The fundraiser will have a variety of musicians perform and a silent auction. Proceeds will go to a handful of relief organizations. A planning meeting will be held on April 2 at 2 p.m. at the Tsawwassen Legion. Trautmann said some volunteers would be needed for the event. If you’re interested in helping out, contact Trautmann at eaglemanna@ eastlink.ca or 778-4342472.

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Local fundraiser organizer Natascha Trautmann is pictured with members of the Canadian Medical Assistance Team who were heading to Japan on Tuesday.

Little House Society is hosting workshop series for mothers and grandmothers workshops run April 2, 9, 16, 30 and May 7 and 14 at St. David’s Anglican Church in Tsawwassen from 9 a.m. until noon each

day. It costs $150. For more information or to reserve a space, e-mail nancy@littlehousesociety.ca or call 778-278-5755.

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An upcoming workshop series is aimed at women concerned about a child or grandchild’s substance use. The Little House Society of South Delta is presenting The Heart of a Mother over six weeks in April and May. Under the guidance of Kathleen Landry, who has more than 15 years of counselling experience, and Janine Nowacka, who has worked as an addictions counsellor for six years, the sessions will strive to answer a number of questions covering substance abuse and addiction, why it happens and what parents should or shouldn’t do. Landry specializes in addiction theories, spiritual direction and learning challenged individuals. Nowacka works at the Cedars at Cobblehill treatment facility where she co-facilitates the residential family program. For 27 years, the Little House Society oversaw a house on 12th Avenue in Tsawwassen that was used as a meeting place for addictions and related recovery groups. In 2009, the house was destroyed by arson and the group is now working to raise $250,000 to rebuild it. As well, the society is taking the opportunity to redefine its mission and purpose. The board and members decided to not only rebuild the house as a multi-purpose facility to be used by recovery and other community groups, but extend its mandate to look for ways to provide knowledge and support to the community regarding substance abuse issues. The Heart of a Mother

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In the Community

Delta Hospice helps youth learn about philanthropy

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Delta Hospice care centre co-ordinator Tama Recker is flanked by students from Seaquam Secondary in North Delta. and community resources that support all ages,” says Recker. “They are seeing and learning about diverse organizations within their community and the Lower Mainland and getting an opportunity to see through compassionate eyes that one volunteer really can make a difference.” Recker emphasizes with each group of students that winning the grant isn’t the most important part of the project. The important part is that our youth are discovering the value of local charities that impact the

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Since 2007, the Delta Hospice Society has been pleased to support local students learning about philanthropy as part of the Toskan Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Initiative. The initiative challenges Grade 10 students to engage in creating social change and growing compassionate communities. Over the past three years, Tama Recker, Delta Hospice’s care centre coordinator, has met with over 150 students from nine different high schools. The students form work groups and choose a charity to profile. They visit the organization for an information session, tour the facilities and then prepare a presentation for their class. The entry that is chosen from each class then moves on to represent their school. The winning school presentation receives a $5,000 grant from the Toskan Foundation to donate to the charity they represented. “It’s a great opportunity for our youth to understand more about our programs

quality of life in their own communities. “Delta Hospice is thankful to have been the recipient of this grant three times in past years,” says executive director Nancy Macey. “It is a great opportunity for our youth to understand more about our programs and community resources that support all ages.” For more information about the Toskan Casale Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Initiative, visit www.toskanfoundation.org or to learn more about the Delta Hospice Society, visit www.deltahospice.org.

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March 26, 2011 The Delta Optimist A23

Delta Hospital Foundation 2010 Community Report

The staff at Delta Hospital 2010 saw over $1.7 million raised for hospital improvements and new equipment

A Message from the Delta Hospital Foundation Chair and Executive Director Tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today - African proverb

Beginning in the fall of 2010 and in partnership with Fraser Health and various regional health programs, we began the creation of the Hospital’s Master Concept Plan. The Master Concept Plan will provide direction to the various programs and services available at Delta Hospital over the next three to 20 years. The plan will identify the needs and requirements necessary to continue providing the best health care for this community. When completed, the Master Concept Plan will provide details of major improvements, land planning, and the framework for our health services. All in all, the Master Concept Plan’s goal is to develop a clear vision for the expansion and improvement of Delta Hospital. Over the coming months, the Foundation, with our partners in the Master Concept Plan, will continue to hold a number of meetings to gather input from both stakeholders and the community to ensure that a wide range of health care opportunities are considered. The Master Concept Plan has provided an excellent opportunity for cooperation in 2010 between the Foundation, Fraser Health, the Hospital and the community. The commitment from Fraser Health for this plan shows a very positive vote of confidence in our hospital and its continued service to Delta. Regardless of the areas targeted

for addition or revitalization, the Master Concept Plan will enable the Delta Hospital Foundation and our community to prepare for the next generation by ensuring proper healthcare is provided for all of us – today and into the future. In preparing us for tomorrow, new and innovative equipment has been purchased for the hospital to move forward our services into 2011, in areas like Mountain View Manor and the Community Outpatient IV program. The Forest for our Future broke ground and was near completion in 2010 providing a place of tranquility and relaxation for patients, families and the community. 2010 was a year for setting the groundwork and laying the foundation for the future of Delta Hospital. We continue to celebrate our successes in 2010 and look forward to the opportunities coming soon. Your support to the Foundation is greatly appreciated and as we look forward to the year ahead, we see a bright future thanks to your continuing generosity.

Our Mission We raise money to provide the best healthcare at Delta Hospital.

Sincerely,

Lois Wilkinson, Chair, Board of Directors

Delta Hospital Foundation

Teresa Cooper, Executive Director

Delta Hospital Foundation

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2010 was a year for the Delta Hospital Foundation to prepare for tomorrow. In addition to our annual fundraising efforts supporting new equipment, education, and research, 2010 provided a wonderful opportunity for the Foundation to focus on Delta Hospital’s future potential.


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Delta Hospital Foundation 2010 Community Report

The Future of IV Therapy

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Through your gifts, the Delta Hospital Foundation is able to assist in building the future of this hospital, providing the very best and up-to-date medical equipment and facilities. In turn, this gives our physicians the opportunity to provide you with the very best healthcare possible at Delta Hospital. The Foundation’s board of directors and dedicated staff members are committed to fiscally sound

Our Board of Directors

Lois Wilkinson, Chair

Keith McGee, Vice-Chair

Allan Baydala, Treasurer

In 2010, we are pleased to report how your donations build the future of Delta Hospital:

practices that resonate through our day-to-day activities and special event planning. We are transparent in our reporting to you and with careful decision-making, ensure your donations are maximized in their contribution to Delta Hospital. We are accountable to our community, who place their trust in us.

Number of Donations: Donations Special Events Planned Giving Interest Total Amount Raised:

How You Support Us:

4,768

2010 Facts: c Over 5000 Surgical proceedures performed c Over 26,000 visits were made to the ER - an increase of 6% from 2009

$ 667,000 $ 438,000 $ 588,000 $ 37,000 $ 1,730,000

Your Gifts at Work:

Interest 2%

Education & Research 1% Hospital Improvements 46%

Planned Giving 34%

Donations 39%

Stephen Millen, Past Chair

Kevin Brennan

Laura Cassidy Equipment 53%

Special Events 25%

Our Delta Hospital Foundation Staff Bruce Fougner

Doug Miller

Walking into Delta Hospital’s Emergency Department the last thing you expect to hear is a southern accent. If you are visiting to receive intravenous (IV) treatment, that is in fact, one of the first things you will hear. Matt Wheeler, Delta Hospital’s Community Outpatient IV Nurse or our COIN, moved to BC from Georgia in April 2010. Because of this, Delta Hospital got an excellent addition to patient care. Matt’s certification as a COIN is new to the Hospital. It now means patients who require prolonged IV therapy no longer have to wait for treatment or travel to Surrey to receive it. Patients now get their IV therapy right here at Delta Hospital.

closer you will be to recovery: “Nobody wants IV therapy; I strive to make the patient’s experience better. I’m their advocate.”

What makes a COIN so special? Matt is involved in Delta Hospital’s IV therapy program. This is for patients who need their medication delivered quickly throughout their body because of an infection or other complication. The COIN at Delta Hospital utilizes a very specific method called Periphery Inserted Central Catheter, or a PICC line for short. The PICC line is a semipermanent line that is inserted into the body and can remain there for longer periods of time (sometimes up to a full year) when extended antibiotics are needed. If you need several sessions of IV therapy, instead of poking your veins repeatedly over the course of your treatment, it requires only one insertion procedure and your veins remain strong.

Most of the patients Matt sees are receiving antibiotics for infections in their legs or below. To give patients a more comfortable treatment, especially if your medication is over an extended period of time, it requires not only a COIN and a PICC line system, but also a reclining chair. This is where the generosity of our donors has really made an impact in the lives of people receiving this therapy. Through our donors, Delta Hospital Foundation was able to provide two motion recliner chairs to the IV program. The chairs can transform from sitting, to reclining, to lying down. By reclining a patient, it relieves pressure from the infection. Ultimately, the chairs assist patients to a leaning position with less effort; it elevates their legs for better healing and makes their IV experience more comfortable.

PICC line treatment can be coordinated with home care so you do not need to stay long or over night at the hospital. As Matt puts it: “hospitals are noisy and typically a high stress environment. The faster I get you home and away from the noise and irritations of hospital life, the more comfortable you will be and the faster you’ll get healthy.” The quick treatment from IV therapy transitions you faster to oral antibiotics and the

The supporters of the Delta Hospital Foundation just made using this PICC line even easier. Through the money raised at the 12th Annual Moonlight Gala, the Foundation was able to purchase a Portable Ultrasound and tip locator for the IV program. This equipment allows Matt to insert the PICC line into the vein with precision which in turn makes the procedure more comfortable and safe for patients.

Without the help of Delta’s generosity, undergoing IV therapy could be very uncomfortable. But thankfully for our donors, Matt Wheeler’s multi part program ensures the best patient care with his expertise as a COIN, the PICC line, the ultrasound, and motion recliner chairs.

Margo Peerless

“Thank you for helping Delta Hospital get the best equipment. The Reclining Chairs and Ultrasound Unit will greatly improve the care provided to this community.” Sarah Toigo

Don Sangster

Investing in Our Future The Delta Hospital Foundation is committed to providing exceptional healthcare to our community. Since 1988, the Foundation has raised over $22 million for new equipment, facilities, and services at Delta Hospital. By investing in our community hospital, you are investing in our future. This investment will help bring about tangible results: faster service, earlier diagnosis & treatment, and accessible & expanded services. Your donation allows us to bridge the gap between the basic healthcare government provides and the most sophisticated care possible. With your help, Delta Hospital will be able to continue to provide you with world-class healthcare using the latest technologies.

Matt Wheeler COIN, RN Delta Hospital (Top) Left to Right: Jackey Zellweger, Events Coordinator; Alison Reid, Financial Administrator; Tammy Kettlewell, Donor Relations Coordinator; Lacey Hayes, Communications Coordinator; Stacey Boyda, Individual Giving Manager; Shelley Slaughter, Corporate Giving Manager; Teresa Cooper, Executive Director.

Our Volunteers Our heartfelt thanks to over 250 volunteers that give the gift of time to make sure our special events and functions run smoothly. From our Golf and Gala committee members to day of event volunteers, we couldn’t do it without you! (Right) Office Volunteers: Bernice Pearson, and Carolyn Roberts

Your Gifts at Work in 2010

> $40,000 – Surgical lights for the OR > $28,000 – Portable ultrasound and tip locator > $29,800 – 9 Blood pressure and vitals monitors > $12,300 – Portable light for the OR > $12,200 – 2 Exam room chairs > $11,500 – Scope for examinig the nose and throat > $ 10,000 - Palliative care in dementia patients pilot study > $ 4,000 – Wander bracelet for persons with dementia > $ 3,400 – 2 Motion Recliner Chairs (IV Chairs) > $ 3,000 – Tilt Wheel Chair

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Forest for our Future Two and a half years ago, ground broke and the cultivation of an urban forest on Delta Hospital grounds began. The Forest for Our Future is part of a long-term commitment by the Delta Hospital Foundation and Fraser Health to provide for the patients of the hospital and the entire community a place of relaxation and tranquility. The Forest for our Future is what happens when a community comes together. It truly was a partnership with the whole of the community, from organizations to individuals, which built the forest and left a legacy to future generations. The relationship between Delta Hospital Foundation, the Corporation of Delta and Fraser Health became the soil in which this space could grow. Tsawwassen First Nation and the Delta Museum and Archives Society acted as the foliage for the Forest. Organizations and countless individuals donated their time and services to provide the nourishment in which the Forest could flourish. Above all, it was one man’s generosity that provided the symbolic ground on which this Forest could be created. Al Hollinger, a long time Delta Resident, wanted to give back to the community that had supported him through the years. Through a gift in his estate, Mr. Hollinger provided all the funding to bring Forest of our Future to fruition. The Forest is a lasting legacy to the community as it symbolizes Delta as a community that looks towards tomorrow. 03263179

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Delta Hospital’s growing day surgery program performed over 5000 procedures in 2010. With the creation of the endoscopy unit that freed up Operating Room 3, this number will only get larger. A successful surgery involves a collaborative team effort which includes doctors, not just surgical doctors, but anesthesiologists as well. In October 2010, Delta Hospital welcomed its newest anesthesiologist, Dr. Dean R. Jones.

that seems like a huge change, but for Dr. Jones the transition between hospitals could not have been easier: “Delta Hospital is an unassuming facility. The staff and equipment, and level of care are first rate. I’m continually impressed with the professionalism and efficiency of the Operating Room staff. I feel that the hospital is state-of-the-art and I wasn’t uncomfortable at all leaving my former hospital”.

Anesthesiology is sometimes a misunderstood field. There is more to it than just putting a patient to sleep. As Dr. Jones puts it, “If you were sleeping and a surgeon took a stainless steel scalpel to you – would you stay asleep?” They are specialized doctors who deliver anesthetics and provide medical care for patients before, during and after surgical procedures. At the forefront of their day is the patient’s safety. They are ensuring that during surgery you are pain free, unaware, unable to remember, and most importantly, in control of your vital signs.

Dr. Jones moved back to BC and specifically the Lower Mainland with his wife to start a family. The position at Delta Hospital only encouraged this decision: “Delta is such a warm community and family oriented. Add on to that, the community’s dedication to their hospital, and it was an easy decision to move here.”

Growing up in the Okanagan, it was a natural fit for Dr. Jones to attend the University of British Columbia where he received his undergraduate degree. From there he moved to Queens University after which he attended the University of Toronto and eventually to Columbia University for his residency in anesthesiology. From 2006 up to his departure in 2010, Dr. Jones was Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Columbia University, and practiced in the New York Presbyterian Hospital. This past Fall, Dr. Jones left the New York City hospital to work in Delta. For some of us,

The anticipation of surgery and the use of anesthesia can be an overwhelming feeling that can make patients and their family anxious. To help patients, Dr. Jones discovers the root of their concern and alleviate any anxiety. “We will do our best to ensure their safety. The best reward I get to see is patients and their family members happy, relieved, and ready to go home after a successful and comfortable surgery”.

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An Invitation to our Special Events Our three annual events help raise funds that support the purchase of new hospital equipment. We invite everyone in the community to participate in one or more of our events and experience how you can make a difference. There is something for everyone!

“The level of care, the tools available, and the expertise of the staff here is exceptional... It’s the support of donors that helps keep Delta Hospital such a state-of-the-art facility.”

Walk for Health Saturday, April 30 It’s a 2, 5 or 10km walkathon. Pledges are matched by MK Delta Lands and there are lots of prizes. Individual or team registration is free!

Delta Health Golf Classic Thursday, June 9 This great day of 18-holes at Kings Links includes power cart, BBQ lunch, cocktail reception, and dinner with silent & live auctions. It was voted 2010 Best Golf Tournament in South Delta!

Moonlight Gala Saturday, September 17 This elegant 1920s themed night includes a cocktail reception, dinner, silent & live auctions, raffles, games and dancing. Reserve your table early for our always sold-out signature event!

Dr. Dean R. Jones Anesthesiologist, Delta Hospital

You can help Delta Hospital by making a donation… For more info or to register for these

events, please visit www.deltahospital. There are many ways you can choose to help. No gift is too small and every dollar makes a difference in the care we are able to provide. We are available com or call us at 604-940-9695. to take your donation by phone at 604-940-9695 and are pleased to provide any additional information you may require. Just give us a call Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. Make a Donation A gift by cheque or credit card is the most common way to give to Delta Hospital. Donors may designate their funds or choose to make a donation towards our Greatest Needs.

Planned Giving You may wish to support Delta Hospital through a bequest in your Will. Anyone with the desire to give has the ability to leave a legacy to our community hospital.

Monthly Giving Our popular Monthly Giving program allows you to donate over 12 months by pre-authorized withdrawals from your bank account or recurring charges on your credit card.

Gift of Stock Did you know you can donate stocks, bonds or securities to Delta Hospital? Your gift goes further as no income tax is paid on the capital gain generated by this type of donation.

Online Donations For many, this is a convenient and easy way to give. You may make a onetime donation or set up your monthly gift. Visit us online at www.deltahospital.com.

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Building on our Surgery Team

5800 Mountain View Boulevard | Delta, British Columbia, Canada V4K 3V6 | Telephone 604 940 9695 | Fax 604 940 9670 | Email info@deltahospital.com | www.deltahospital.com The Delta Hospital Foundation appreciates the support of the Delta Optimist newspaper in defraying the costs of distributing this report to the community of Delta.


March 26, 2011 The Delta Optimist A27

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priced to sell @ $299,900

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ONLY 1 REMAINING in 9 TOWNHOME COMPLEX. BRAND NEW HIGH-END UNITS! Private yards, 2-5-10 year national warranties, quality built, 3 bdrms, 3 baths. Call today for an information package.etc. etc. Nature trails at your

Great main floor down bedrooms upstyle home. 2213 sq ft, 3 bedrooms, great plan with vaulted ceilings, sun room, etc. Home has many updates including new roof, new boiler etc! Large 6831 sq ft west facing lot with large driveway and RV

4766-55B Street-Ladner

4615 53A Street-Ladner

priced @ $529,900

priced @ $729,900

VIEW LOT! ENGLISH BLUFF RD WOW! BEAUTY! 3 BDRM HOME

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7,400 Sq.ft Rectangular building lot, SUNNY EXPOSURE, Absolutely beautiful 3-Bedroom Home in West Ladner! Main VIEWS OVER BOUNDARY BAY AND MOUNTAINS from your floor down, bedrooms up! Many updates including new roof, beautiful new living room! Ready to build! Great opportunity! kitchen, appliances, mouldings, paint, landscaping, etc! English Bluff address! Make your dream happen today! Private sunny south-facing rear yard! Double garage, front 1006 English Bluff Road-Tsawwassen 5962 49A Ave-Ladner

priced @ $485,000

priced @ $599,900

SOLD

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5115 Westminster-Lad

13505 56th Ave

SOLD

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SOLD

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11271 Seacrest-Rmd

101-4758 53rd-Lad

#207-1375 View-Tsa

30-4787 57th street

this week by fraser

sold with multiple offers

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sold with multiple offers

just sold by fraser!

sold with multiple offers

53-5900 Ferry Rd-Lad 6338 Sunrise Ln-Lad

just sold by fraser!

this week by fraser

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What a rare opportunity! Westham Island Winery is being offered for sale! 32.63 Acres of assorted mature berries! Beautiful 3,800 sq.ft home built in 1997 + beautiful winery store, large barns, fruit stand, etc! WHAT an OPPORTUNITY!

WOW! Beautiful condo in Ladner’s Prime Waterfront Condo Development! River West! This spacious 1,353 sq.ft 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom unit has been renovated with new kitchen, appliances, hardwood flooring, hot water tank,

2170 Westham Island Road-Ladner

#208-4743 River Road West-Ladner

priced to sell @ $3,880,000

MARINA GARDEN ESTATES!

priced @ $395,000

BEAUTIFUL LOFT-STYLE T/H

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One of a kind! Rare 3,300 SqFt custom built home with every option possible! You will not find another home in Ladner to compare! Large 7,550 SqFt Lot (large backyard), front porch, massive covered deck at rear off family room for living

5848 Fair Wynd -Ladner

Wow! What an excellent 2 bedroom loft style townhome in the heart of Ladner Village. Updated with laminate flooring, paint, moulding, counters, etc. 1,180 sq ft vaulted ceilings, 3 balconies, etc! Walk to all stores in 1 minute! #15-4925 Elliott Street-Ladner

1,305 SQ.FT 2 BEDROOM

BETTER THAN NEW! WITH VIEWS!!!

priced to sell @ $1,199,000

priced to sell @ $299,900

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Wow! Absolutely beautiful 1,305 SqFt 2-Bedroom Southfacing Condo with huge balcony, updated with new laminate flooring, new Berber carpets, slate tile, new appliances, paint, baseboards, fireplace surrounds, walk everywhere! D102-4845 53rd Street-Ladner

priced to sell @ $359,900

Show-stopper! This stunningly Renovated 2 Bedroom with Fabulous views is a must-see! New Everything! Brand new kitchen with granite counters, granite tile, etc! Etc! New walnut hardwood floors, crown, etc! PERFECT VIEWS! Low fees!

#903-11920 80th Ave-North Delta

priced @ $355,800

just sold by fraser!

SOLD

sold with multiple offers!

SOLD

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#1-5078 47A Ave-

5392 Brigantine-Lad

4875 Linden Drive

5312 3A Ave-Tsaw

SOLD

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just sold by fraser!

#4-4766 55B St-Lad

sold by fraser

#2-4766 55B St-Lad

sold over list price!

just sold by fraser

sold with multiple offers

sold with multiple offers

#103-14981 101a st 4827 Glendale Ave-Lad

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March 26, 2011 The Delta Optimist A29

ask about my free customer courtesy moving van! *Fraser CURRENTLY RANKS at #12 out of all realtors in GREATER VANCOUVER for total sales in 2010. (Over 6,500 realtors total) That is actually ranking in the TOP 0.3% of ALL realtors in Greater Vancouver!!! Re/Max Progroup Realty 100-5000 Bridge Street

42 firm sales since January 24th 2011. That is a sale every 1.46 days! CALL TODAY TO FIND OUT HOW I MARKET TO “HOT” RICHMOND BUYERS!!!

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A30 The Delta Optimist March 26, 2011

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Great side-split type home with double garage! Spacious layout, 3 bedrooms, roof 13 years, etc! Downstairs bathroom renovated, newer laminate. Sunny southern exposed rear yard! Solid home! Don’t miss it! Best priced in Tsawwassen!

PRICED @ $565,900

5414 6th Ave-Tsawwassen

check out 360 virtual tour @ www.pixilink.com/tours5/b402-4821-53rd-j Beautifully renovated 1123 sq ft 2 bdrm, 2 bth rm corner unit with great sunny view! Updated with new laminate flooring, blinds, hot water tank, paint, fridge, range & more! Totally rainscreened building, new windows, new roof, new balconies, paint etc! Like brand new building with 10 year warranty! Walk to all amenities in minutes!

PRICED @ $339,900 B402-4821 53rd Street-Ladner

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PRICED @ $599,900 4963 Mariner Place-Ladner

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BEAUTIFUL EXECUTIVE HOME

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SOLD just sold this week by fraser!

SOLD just sold this week by fraser!

Wow! Absolutely beautiful brand new 4 bdrm + office home Absolutely stunning 4 bdrm executive home in sought built by T.E. Andres Homebuilders. 2,106 sq ft, hardwood after West Ladner location. 8 yr young, beautiful style and floors, tile, crown, baseboard, Bosch stainless steel finishing! No expense spared! Hickory hardwood, brick appliances, Samsung front loader washer/dryers. backsplash, real wood exposed beams, high-end appliances,

5093 45th Ave-Ladner

priced to sell @ $739,900

4498 Savoy Street-Ladner

priced @ $789,900

#1 IN SOUTH DELTA *Based on # of SALES FOR 2010! *This representation is based in whole or in part on Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board Statistics

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#1 in South Delta 2010*

Wow! Beautiful 3 bedroom 2 storey home, main floor down, bedrooms up! Updated bathrooms, laminate flooring, light fixtures, paint, mouldings, new roof & furnace! Private yard! Walk to historic Ladner Village in 1 minute!!! Don’t miss this opportunity!maintained home on one of Ladner’s most desirable streets.

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Waterfront! Waterfront! Absolutely stunning 2,713 sq ft 2 year old executive home with beautiful style located on large, level lot on gated Tsawwassen Beach Road. Finishings include maple hardwood, gourmet kitchen, high-end appliances, open floor plan, etc! What a beautiful lifestyle! Watch the sunset every night from your private patio or deck.

PRICED @ $1,788,000

916 Tsawwassen Beach Road-Tsaw

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What a beautiful home! Extensively renovated back-split on very desirable street! New vinyl windows, attic insulation, top-ofthe-line appliances, paint, (inside+out), refinished hardwood floors, laminate, mouldings, tile, upgraded electrical, stamped concrete patio! Huge park-like private front and back yard. (10,075 sq.ft lot) Very quiet cul-de-sac location! Walking distance to Elementary Schools, high school and shopping centres! Large driveway with ample parking. Do not miss this opportunity!

PRICED @ $699,900

1010 50th Street-Tsawwassen

check out 360 tour of a Serenity Home @ www.pixilink.com/tours5/5280-Laurel-p ONLY 2 LOTS AVAILABLE IN LADNER’S NEW LYNN PLACE SUBDIVISION. CUL-DE-SAC LOCATION, WALK TO ALL SCHOOLS, SHOPS, ETC! BUILD CUSTOM WITH SERENITY HOMES. LOTS ARE SELLING FAST. CALL TODAY FOR DETAILS. CUSTOMIZE YOUR HOME CONSTRUCTION AND FINISHING. BUILDING LOTS BETWEEN $400,000 and $500,000.

LOTS STARTING AT $400,000

Lynn Place-Ladner

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Waterfront! Waterfront! Waterfront! Unobstructed South and West facing water views! This is a beautifully updated 2 bedroom+den riverfront condo in the absolute heart of downtown Ladner! Newer open-style kitchen, paint, updated bathrooms, crown moulding, parquet hardwood throughout, sun-drenched large balconies(x2) where you can sit and look at your yacht parked in your very own 30FT boat slip1 Do not miss this stunning condo with unobstructed views! Grab it fast!

PRICED @ $449,900 #218-4815 48th Ave-Ladner Marina

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March 26, 2011 The Delta Optimist A31

ask about my free customer courtesy moving van! *Fraser CURRENTLY RANKS at #12 out of all realtors in GREATER VANCOUVER for total sales in 2010. (Over 6,500 realtors) That is actually ranking in the TOP 0.3% of ALL realtors in Greater Vancouver!!! Re/Max Progroup Realty 100-5000 Bridge Street

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A32 The Delta Optimist March 26, 2011

THE CHANCEY TEAM Flex /RATE Rate FLEX

See all MLS® Listings for Ladner & Tsawwassen at

Real Estate Estate Fees Real Fees www.deltarealty.ca

BOB

Flex / Rate

Real Estate Fees

Call us 604.946.8899

LINDA

QUALITY TOWNHOUSE OPEN SUN. 2-4PM

Move right in to this stunning, near new townhome located in quiet, central location of West Ladner. Quality built by Penta Homes! Lovely open floor plan offering living room with gas fireplace, dining area and kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, island eating bar and loads of cabinets. Upstairs boasts a large master bedroom with walk in closet and a 5 piece ensuite. 2 more bedrooms and a laundry room. Walk to park, shops, restaurants, bus, schools and more! Nice private back yard / patio area for relaxing on those warm summer days! Desirable Central Park complex!. Call today OPEN SUNDAY 2-4. FOR VIRTUAL TOUR GO TO WWW.DELTAREALTY.CA Call Bob or Linda 604-946-8899

#7, 4910 Central Ave., Ladner

$549,000

SPECTACULAR - VIEWS! OPEN SUN. 2-4PM

Remarkable – this home has been beautifully updated & renovated from the top to the bottom and from the inside to the outside; roof, windows, siding, doors. Everything done to the highest of standards. Comfortable – from the moment you enter you feel right at home. Everything is bright & warm & inviting. Gleaming refinished oak floors in the living room, dining room and throughout the bedrooms. New kitchen with gorgeous cabinets, new appliances, island and nook area. Spacious downstairs with a large family room and 2 very good size bedrooms. Total of 2,795 square feet. 3 full baths, 5 bedrooms. Desirable – one of Tsawwassen’s finest neighborhoods. Large lot with absolutely stunning landscaping. Fantasticl views to Boundary Bay and Mountains. Call today OPEN SUNDAY 2-4. FOR VIRTUAL TOUR GO TO WWW.DELTAREALTY.CA Call Bob or Linda 604-946-8899

1131 Walalee Dr., Tsawwassen

$899,000

BEAUTIFULLY MAINTAINED - SUITE-ABLE OPEN SUN. 12-1:30PM

Don't miss out on this terrific home. Very clean & very well maintained 2,200 sq.ft. home. Aluminum roof, brand new landscaping. Fresh paint inside. New carpeting & laminate. Spacious living, dining & kitchen upstairs with 3 bedrooms. downstairs could easily be used for a suite or just a great place for the family (new bathroom down, 2 bedrooms, large family room & large laundry area). Cul-de-sac location. OPEN SUNDAY 12-1:30. FOR VIRTUAL TOUR GO TO WWW.DELTAREALTY.CA Call Bob or Linda 604946-8899

4542 Hawthorne Place,

$559,000

VICTORY SOUTH

OPEN SUN. 12-1:30PM

This is a great opportunity for a large family!. This 3,673 square foot home features entertainment sized living room, dining room, kitchen with loads of oak cabinets, spacious eating area, family room and a den on the main floor. Up there are a 5 bedrooms; master with 6 piece ensuite, walk in closet & huge storage area; and a large games room. 70’ wide lot – great for RV parking. Located in desirable Victory South. OPEN SUNDAY 12-1:30. FOR VIRTUAL TOUR AND FLOOR PLAN GO TO WWW.DELTAREALTY.CA Call Bob or Linda 604-946-8899

5096 Bentley Dr., Ladner

WEST COAST

SUTTON GROUP WEST COAST REALTY * C e r t a i n t e r m s a n d c o n d i t i o n s a p p l y. B a s e d o n 7 % - $ 1 0 0 , 0 0 0 a n d 2 . 5 % o n b a l a n c e .

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March 26, 2011 The Delta Optimist A33

THE CHANCEY TEAM Flex // RATE Rate FLEX

See all MLS® Listings for Ladner & Tsawwassen at

Real Estate Estate Fees Real Fees www.deltarealty.ca

BOB

Flex / Rate

Real Estate Fees

Call us 604.946.8899

LINDA

BRIGHT & BEAUTIFUL

Total of 2,769 square feet in this Beautiful BRIGHT & OPEN floor plan. Great room effect with gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, center island & spacious pantry, eating area, family room and a dining room. Good sized den and laundry all on the main floor. Total of 4 bedrooms & 3 ensuite baths upstairs boasting soaker tubs. Loads of windows and 9 foot ceilings on both floors allow the home to be flooded with light! Recently landscaped front & back with lots of greenery, paving stones, patio area, lounge area and a hot tub! Great family home on private corner lot! The ultimate in entertaining in Tsawwassen’s newest neighbourhood! 3 ½ years young. FOR VIRTUAL TOUR AND FLOORPLAN GO TO WWW.DELTAREALTY.CA Call Bob or Linda 604-946-8899

5433 Spetifore Cres., Tsawwassen

$869,000

IDEAL STARTER HOME

Very warm & welcoming 1, 511 square foot split level home with a total of 3 bdrms, den and 2 baths. Living room with wood fireplace, kitchen & dining area on main floor. Bedroom, family room & 3 piece bath on lower level with access to a great deck for entertaining and a private, treed backyard. Upstairs with 2 bedrooms. 4 pce bath and a den. New carpets & flooring. Newer high efficiency furnace, new garden shed, newer fence, 12 year young roof. Quiet neighborhood near Holly Park Elementary. FOR VIRTUAL TOUR GO TO WWW.DELTAREALTY.CA Call Bob or Linda 604-946-8899

4496 61st Street, Ladner

$509,000 OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS BOB'S CAREER ACHEIVEMENTS Fabulous 2 level home with 99 year lease on Tsawwassen First Nations land. This well cared for home is 2,030 square feet, 20 years old and includes a 1 bedroom suite down. Main floor with beautiful hardwood floors. Living room, dining room, kitchen with newer appliances, 2 bedrooms (master with 3 piece ensuite). Newer windows, newer hot water tank, etc. All located on a large lot just across the street from the park. Views to the Ferries and gulf Islands. First time offered!!! For virtual tour and floor plans go to www.deltarealty.ca. Call Bob or Linda 604-946-8899

2346 Falcon Way, Tsawwasssen

#1 Realtor® in the Great Vancouver Real Estate Board #2 Realtor® in the Great Vancouver Real Estate Board #3 twice, in the Great Vancouver Real Estate Board #1 Realtor® in South Delta for 11 years

MLS Presidents Club for 10 years The Presidents Club represents the top 1% of Realtors® in the Great Vancouver Real Estate Board. *Based on career achievements as per Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board Statistics for homes sold (unit sales)

NO. 1 REALTOR IN SOUTH DELTA FOR 11YEARS

5130 57A St., Ladner

$879,000

SOLD 5353 Spetifore, Tsawwassen

$889,000

WEST COAST

SOLD

5203 Laurel, Ladner

$986,900

SOLD

4523 64th St., Ladner

$829,000

SOLD

5629 45th Ave, Ladner

$559,900

SOLD

4329 Arthur Dr., Ladner

$1,699,000

SOLD

4452 Arthur Dr, Ladner

$609,000

SOLD

5283 12th Ave., Tsawwassen

$689,000

SUTTON GROUP WEST COAST REALTY * C e r t a i n t e r m s a n d c o n d i t i o n s a p p l y. B a s e d o n 7 % - $ 1 0 0 , 0 0 0 a n d 2 . 5 % o n b a l a n c e .

WEST COAST

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A34 The Delta Optimist March 26, 2011

Delta Open House.ca

Trisha Murphy.ca 604-312-7621

Teri Steele.com 604-897-2010

Sutton Group - Seafair Realty 1625 56th Street, Tsawwassen, BC V4L 2B2 Te l: 604.943.3110 Fax: 604.943.6155 OPEN SAT. & SUN. 2-4 PM 107-1704 56TH STREET, TSAWWASSEN $379,900

OPEN SUNDAY 2-4PM 211-67TH AVE. BOUNDARY BAY $639,000

South facing suite in Heron Cove offering 2 bedrooms plus den with a level covered patio ideal for BBQ's. Just 6 years old it has granite counters, wood laminate floors, 5 appliances and 2 parking stalls. Great value.

A little touch of France in the Bay! Lovely rancher on a 50x130 westerly exposed private lot with covered patios and in-ground pool. Lovingly renovated it has hardwood floors, newer white shaker kitchen, family room and living room and 2 good sized bedrooms.

OPEN SUNDAY 2-4 PM 1401 WINDSOR CRESCENT, TSAWWASSEN $739,900

Large 11,000 plus property with 87 ft frontage in a very popular area of Ladner close to schools and parks. Extensively updated with new roof, furnace, windows and more. Fantastic curb appeal.

OPEN SAT. & SUNDAY 2-4 PM 5190 12TH STREET, TSAWWASSEN $619,000

OPEN SUNDAY 2-4 PM 21-6105 RIVER ROAD, LADNER $579,900

Stylish rancher with a loft situated on a private lot with wrap around gardens and decks. This beautifully renovated home has a great room overlooking the dining room and new shaker kitchen overlooking gardens front and back. The master with full ensuite and a 2nd bedroom are on the main while there are 2 other bedrooms up. A gem!

Lovely 3 bedroom rancher within walking distance of town centre. Situated on a private south lot with circular driveway & double garage it has been freshly painted, and has new wood laminate flooring. There's an oak kitchen off the family room & a sunroom overlooking the backyard. Great value!

Riverwoods -A private complex near marina & walking trails to Ladner. Just 5 years old this rancher has wood floors, 9' ceilings, maple kitchen with granite counters & stainless appliances over looking family room and out to garden patio. Gorgeous master with full ensuite. Bonus double garage.

OPEN SATURDAY 2-4 PM 5784 GREENLAND DRIVE, TSAWWASSEN $615,000

OPEN SAT. & SUNDAY 2-4 PM 201-1175 55TH STREET, AT THE ONYX $399,900

OPEN BY APPOINTMENT 405-5518 14TH AVENUE, AT THE WINDSOR WOODS $334,900

Gorgeous piece of southern exposed property on a large corner lot in the terrace with park green space across the street. Total oasis for outdoor lovers, nice 3 bedroom split level with double car garage to boot!

Fantastic opportunity to own a beautiful 2 bedroom condo in a great central location. One owner suite shows like new with 9' ceilings, wood flooring, granite kitchen and open concept, lots of storage. Bring your pet.

T JUSED! T LIS

Penthouse with vaulted ceilings - views over waterfall and park, 2 parking stalls, wood floors. Great building near Town Center.

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Fully renovated 2 storey home on a 93 x 100 west facing lot with decks, patios, and meditation circle. The upstairs has great room with maple kitchen, granite counters, overlooking dining room and out to south deck. The master has its own deck and full ensuite. Down can easily be suited.

OPEN SATURDAY 2-4 PM 5194 MASSEY DRIVE, LADNER $778,000

OPEN SUNDAY 2-4 PM 1510 KIRKWOOD DRIVE, BEACH GROVE $689,900

BRIAN ELSEY

604-551-9396

PERSONAL REAL ESTATE CORPORATION

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604-315-2633

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OPEN SUNDAY 2-4

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OPEN SATURDAY & SUNDAY 2-4 P.M.

1469 Grove Place, Beach Grove

206-1706 56th St., Tsawwassen

Best Price in Beach Grove

• Heron Cove! Unique, immaculate two bedroom top floor corner unit. • Nobody above you - one common wall, private and quiet. • Beautiful North East facing suite - view of mountains and fields. • 1208 Sq.Ft. Light, bright and airy, with lots of windows. • Open concept kitchen with high end appliances, granite counters. • 2 sided gas fireplace between the living room and family room. • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, dining room, family room • Private 14 X 10 ft covered balcony for BBQ and entertaining. • Close to all amenities, shopping, schools, transportation, beaches.

Great 2 bedroom rancher with super potential for a fabulous re-fit or build your dream home on this private pie shaped lot. Zoning allows for unlimited potential.

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Pam Sutherland

604-802-0227

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Direct Line 946-2766 email: rnugent@ladnerhomes.com

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#3 - 5600 Ladner Trunk Road

Small 14 unit development in prime central location close to bus loop, city hall and recreation centre. Spacious 1643 sq. ft. 2 level townhome with 3 bedrooms, den/sitting area and 2.5 updated bathrooms. New cherry laminate flooring, built in vacuum, recent appliances. Cozy gas fireplace in living room, rear patio overlooking open parklike area and first floor sun deck (with storage), above carport. Friendly self-managed complex in good shape! $423,900!!

I’ve been working hard, and SOLD all my homes! I need more listings! Let me work for you and your home could be in this spot next week!

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One of the largest 2 bedroom and den units in this well planned Complex. Great rear exposure on to picturesque Waterway with its fascinating display of ducks and swans. Quietly catering to the 55+ group and close to all the benefits of Ladner Village shops & restaurants. Absolutely terrific place to call home. Features include vaulted ceilings, feature gas fireplace, custom thermal windows, California Shutters, and oak engineered floors throughout. Simply one of the best!! $459,000


A36 The Delta Optimist March 26, 2011

leisure&lifestyles

features co-ordinator: Dave Willis

604-946-4451

email: dwillis@delta-optimist.com

....in South Delta

Forbidden fun

Gateway play blends singing, dancing & martial arts BY

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DAVE WILLIS

dwillis@delta-optimist.com

sawwassen’s Kazumi Evans has never been in a show like The Forbidden Phoenix before. The production, set to run next month at the Gateway Theatre in Richmond, combines western musical theatre, a little bit of Peking opera and martial arts, says Evans, 21. “It seems like a very unique blend at first glance but watching the show’s progress as it all comes together is quite magnificent,” she says. Evans plays the Phoenix, the heroine of the story. “I would describe her as the rock in this show. She’s supposed to represent hope.” The role includes singing, dancing and martial arts work. “I’m having a blast in rehearsals. I look forward to going to work every day. Even though sometimes the workload can be a little bit overwhelming because you’re singing and you’re dancing and you’re acting and all of a sudden you have to remember all of your fight choreography at the same time,” she says, adding fellow cast members have been supportive and helpful. Evans, who has a background in ballet, did some work and research on martial arts, including wushu, before going into rehearsals. “Funny enough, the flexibility and the strength involved in ballet really does help out in this show.” Evans says she was “surprised and delighted” to get the role. She auditioned last August and found out in October she got the part. “It was a very pleasant surprise and I’m very happy to be working with Gateway,” she says. The Forbidden Phoenix follows

a trickster named Sun Wukong who leaves his home in China with the hope of finding a better life for his son in the West. Once there he’s betrayed by a greedy man who’s building a railway line. The production is described as a “giant neo-operatic spectacle” in a press release from Gateway. “There’s something in it for every person, there’s a love story, there’s a lot of action and it has a lot of heart,” Evans says. Gateway artistic and executive director Simon Johnston says the show fuses Canadian history with Chinese mythology. Besides preparing for The Forbidden Phoenix, Evans is also a full-time student at the Vancouver Academy of Music. She’s in her third year majoring in opera for a degree in music. “Thankfully my school and my teachers are really understanding and they allow me to work at the same time.” She recently worked with Vancouver Playhouse artistic director Max Reimer on Bah! Humbug!, an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol last December. She was also a part of the Vancouver Playhouse’s production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels in 2009. Evans was in Royal City Musical Theatre’s West Side Story in 2008. Her resume also includes voice work for children’s cartoons like My Little Pony (where she’s the singing double for one of the main characters on the show) and Martha Speaks. Playwright Marty Chan’s The Forbidden Phoenix, composed by Robert Walsh, runs from April 7 to 23 at Gateway Theatre in Richmond. Opening night is on Friday, April 8. Tickets are available online at www.gatewaytheatre.com or by phone at 604-2701812.

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Tsawwassen’s Kazumi Evans will play the heroine in The Forbidden Phoenix next month at Gateway Theatre.


March 26, 2011 The Delta Optimist A37

leisure&lifestyles health&fitness

Exercise for every age p.j. wren

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xercising is key to a healthy life, no matter what your age. However, as we age, our bodies change, so our workout programs should as well. Pre-teen A wide range of activities is ideal for this age group. Building up bone density and working on coordination and motor skills is key with pre-teens. Weight training is also fine for this age group; what was once frowned upon is now encouraged if the program is properly supervised. Teen Building bone density is still key with this age bracket, and if the teen is involved in sport, then sport-specific drills are also recommended (preferably off-season). Weight training is fine with this age group too. Ages 20-30 It is still important to develop bone density at this age, so

the ideal exercises are weight bearing ones, such as weight training, running, martial arts and dancing. This age bracket also tends to indulge more, especially on the weekends (you know you do!), so I recommend a clean eating plan to fuel this age group properly for their workouts. Ages 30-40 It’s still possible to play toplevel sport until the mid-30s, but after the age of 35, speed, strength, agility and the ability to quickly recover goes down the toilet. For this age bracket, I recommend short bursts of intense activity rather than building endurance. Perform intervals with whatever cardiovascular program you are doing, as well as a regular weight training routine that works the whole body emphasizing the postural muscles, core muscles and the glutes. Ages 40-50 In this decade, the body will start to rebel against whatever hell you have put it through in its lifetime (I know this first-hand!). Joint wear and tear is common, with signs of osteoarthritis often rearing their ugly head. Lung function also starts to decline,

making it imperative you perform some sort of aerobic activity. And, if you haven’t started a regular weight training routine yet, what are waiting for? Strength training will not only help alleviate the aches and pains that accompany wear and tear, it will also help build lean muscle mass that will assist in maintaining a healthy weight. Ages 50-60 Think of exercise now as an investment in your later years. Nerve conduction and reflexes slow down as we age, so balance and core training are vital. Pilates, yoga and strength training are all recommended for this age bracket. Here in Delta, there are some very, very fit 50-60year-olds. You need only to take a peek into Winskill, the leisure centre in Ladner, or my gym to see that this sixth decade could be some of the best workout years of your life. Ages 60-70 Between the ages of 30 and 70 the average person loses 25 per cent of their muscle mass. In this decade alone, they lose 15 per cent. Relatively speaking, though, endurance

increases, hence the number of veteran runners that blew by me in the Victoria Half Marathon. Strength training, with an emphasis on balance and core again, are key. I train a lot of people in this age bracket, and everyone comes in not knowing what the heck a BOSU ball, wobble board, TRX or foam roller is, but leaves fully educated and mastering them all. Ages 70-80 Balance, balance, balance! Falls increase ten-fold with this age bracket due to the muscles of the lower body atrophying. Tai chi, yoga, Pilates and weight training will help increase leg strength, improve balance, reduce falls and aid in maintaining a fullyfunctioning lifestyle. Ages 80-90 Activities that are social are very important for this age bracket. Quite often they have lost a loved one and exercising with a group can help offset the loneliness. P.J. Wren is a local personal trainer who has been training people in each of these age brackets for the past 18 years. She can be reached at www. fitnesswithpj.com.

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The Tsawwassen Lawn Bowling Club is hosting an open house April 9.

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The Tsawwassen Lawn Bowling Club is opening its facilities to the public on Saturday, April 9 from noon to 2 p.m. This open house is an excellent opportunity to find out why those who bowl on the grass all summer and fall are so enthusiastic about the sport. Those attending the open house will learn that lawn bowling is fun, sociable and provides moderate exercise. A bowling green is a wonderful place to be on sunny days, engaged in friendly but challenging competition. Those interested can sign up for some coaching to see if they like the game. On weekday afternoons, the people on the green are mostly seniors; the younger, working members of the club bowl mainly in the evenings and on weekends. Most games are draws, in which teams are made up by a draw of names of those who will be bowling. The club is located on the north side of Winskill Park, just to the west of the artificial turf playing field. Parking (south of Safeway) is accessed from 56th Street behind the medical building.

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harks! Hammerhead, white-tip, grey reef, oh my! Although the purpose of my trip to Palau, a pristine archipelago that peppers the western corner of Micronesia, is for a little beach bliss, I also plan to venture beneath the waves where the first officially-recognized world shark sanctuary has been declared. This 600,000-squarekilometre tropical oasis, coined the seventh underwater wonder of the world, is aimed at preserving over 135 types of vulnerable fish. But how close can I get to these swimmers before I feel the same? After chatting with Tova Bornovski, general manager of Fish ‘n Fins and founding member of the Micronesia Shark Foundation, and Dermot Keane, managing director of Sam’s Tours and creator of The Palau Shark

Sanctuary, my preconceived fears are alleviated. “People are terrified of sharks and there’s absolutely no reason,” Bornovski says assuredly. “In the 12 years that we’ve been operating, there hasn’t been an attack on any divers.” Just hearing the “S” word conjures up images in my mind of Jaws, the 1975 Hollywood blockbuster that kept me out of the water for months. As if on the same wavelength, Bornovski continues, “It’s a big misconception — and one that the author, Peter Benchley, regretted helping create. In fact, before passing away he donated proceeds from his book to shark preservation.” It’s clearly an issue she’s passionate about. Since 2002, when the Micronesia Shark Foundation was formed, Bornovski has worked diligently at educating, researching and advocating for shark protection on both the local and national level. And it’s finally paying off.

both these activists, Palau’s president, Johnson Toribiong, has climbed aboard this shark fishing-ban boat. He’s declared that all waters within the Exclusive Economic Zone will be a marine mammal sanctuary — not just for sharks, but for other endangered species like dugong seacows, whales and dolphins. PHOTO BY LORRY HEVERLY Preservation and A White tip shark. conservation are key watchwords Keane has also played an for this small independent instrumental role in getting nation of 20,000 residents. the guarded shark park off And it’s for good reason! the ground. Networking While living at the converwith Palau’s Conservation gence of three major ocean Society, battling anti-envicurrents, they’re embraced ronmental legislation and by an eco-rich biosphere crossing politically-sensithat boasts more than 1,400 tive boundaries, and on species of fish, 500 types many occasions he’s had of coral, 30 varieties of to go out of his oceanside whales and dolphins, and comfort zone. the world’s finest display of And now, thanks to the sharks. tireless contributions from

During this week I also discover a number of eco-treats for land lovers. Dolphins Pacific, the largest interactive marine centre of its kind, teaches me about the behaviours of their resident mammals. The River Boat Jungle Cruise provides close encounters with flying fruit bats and jaw-gaping crocodiles. And Palau’s International Coral Reef Center gives me a science and ecology lesson second to none. A number of sleek white-tip sharks swim next to other ocean lovers in their large outdoor habitat and they certainly don’t seem to be a threat. But are we to them? Why is it such a big deal that we protect them? Keane indicates that it’s all about balance. If these predators at the top of the food chain are significantly threatened, the populations of fish below will increase. This will lead to a decimation of their food source and eventually that

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population will decline too, which will affect everything from our fishing industry to tourism. And all for a little shark fin soup. Through education and research, Bornovski is determined to see this doesn’t happen. She’s created an underwater data collection form that’s being used by her guides whenever they witness sightings. “Although it only takes a couple of minutes to fill out, I have to dangle the carrot,” she says with a wide grin. “The employee who brings in the most data by next month will be presented with a dive computer at Shark Week.” Unlike Bornovski’s guides, after staying at the posh Palau Pacific Resort, I wouldn’t need a lot of enticement to return: chic spacious suites, a rainforest spa, an infinity pool – and all that overlook a sensuous sandy shoreline. Who knows, maybe when I return, I’ll even have time for a little beach bliss.

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‘Winning is the best deodorant’

Ladner native and NLL All-Star Andrew McBride leading Calgary Roughnecks during tough season off the floor DAVE WILLIS

Andrew McBride got in on the goal fest at the National Lacrosse League All-Star Game last month. “You know there’s not a lot of defence when I’m scoring goals, that’s for sure. I haven’t scored one in a while so it was nice to bulge the twine,” says McBride, a Ladner native, who found the back of the net once. The defensive standout is in his ninth season with the Calgary Roughnecks and was playing in his second NLL All-Star Game, a 3026 East Division win. “Guys these days are so skilled with their sticks and the tricks they can do, it was definitely a little bit of a free-for-all shootout. I think next year we’re going to have to play a little more defence,” he joked. McBride says it’s always an honour to be recognized based on individual skill even though that’s not really something common for him. “It’s fun to put on a show for the fans and get an opportunity to play with guys I’ve grown up respecting and liking, guys like John Tavares and Josh Sanderson. It’s a pretty unique experience and one I’ll remember for a long time.” Heading into last night’s matchup against the Toronto Rock, the first-year captain had helped Calgary to an 8-3 record, which is good enough for first place in the NLL’s Western Division. The club has already clinched a playoff spot. The record is even more impressive considering the team’s financial situation. Owner and general manager Brad Banister appealed for help from the city and

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tion has brought the team closer together. “As the captain of the team, it’s something that I can’t really worry about. I really just have to go

about trying to get the guys prepared for what we can do on the floor and worry about what we can control. Ultimately we can’t control that. Winning is the best

deodorant and that was our motto in the room.” Roughnecks head coach Dave Pym says McBride has done “an incredible job” leading the team this

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year. “He’s a phenomenal leader both in terms of really leading by example on the floor with his work ethic, which is second to none in this league, and he’s done yeoman’s service off the floor in keeping the guys focused on the task at hand despite a lot of the adversity that we’ve had to face this year,” says Pym. “He deserves a lot of kudos and certainly earned every bit of respect he has from us.” The coach says McBride had big shoes to fill in taking over from Tracey Kelusky, who was traded in the off-season to the Buffalo Bandits. Kelusky spent eight seasons with the Roughnecks and departed as the franchise’s all-time leader in goals and second all-time in points. Pym says McBride understands the team’s defensive system and plays it extremely well. “He’s definitely contributed to the success we’re having this year and he could certainly play better, as could every guy on our team. We’re going to have to play better down the stretch if we’re going to reach our goal of making it to another championship.” “There are times when he tries to do too much and it causes breakdowns. He recognizes it and learns from it and he gets better because of it. That’s what good players do. They evaluate their performance after a game and he’s one of the best at doing that.” McBride is in the first year of a three-year deal with the Roughnecks and says he can’t say enough about being there. “I couldn’t imagine playing anywhere else and I just absolutely love the opportunity to play in Calgary.”

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The South Delta Chiefs came out on top at a tournament in New Westminster last weekend.

Chiefs capture gold medal South Delta team takes New West tourney with 4-1 win

LAST WEEK’S ANSWER 55. Mama ____, rock singer 56. Following the first thing CLUES DOWN 1. 1086 English survey 2. Narrow ridge in rugged mountains 3. Doctor designation 4. Russian commune 5. Ethiopia (abbr.) 6. Leave 7. Count _____, jazz legend 8. Spreadsheet software 9. 12th Jewish month 10. Actor Foxx 11. Take into account 13. Camera support 16. Corporal (abbr.) 17. Settled onto

19. Lacking courage 21. Malady 22. Made painful to the touch 26. Her heart was ___ __ it 28. Real properties 32. Not awake 36. Small lake 38. Thrashes 40. Obsolete jet airplane 41. Cachets 42. Samuel _____, diarist 43. Stain for studying cell structure 44. Crocodile (abbr.) 45. Queen of the gods 49. Being a single unit 50. Last month 54. 24th state

Coming off an impressive season, the South Delta Chiefs led by coach Paul Skujins with assistant coaches Rod Vaughan and Dave Jackson, became gold medal champions after battling hard to take first at a tournament in New Westminster last weekend. The Chiefs’ success came after playing four teams from around the Lower

Mainland, competing against solid opponents, with nail biting end-to-end action. With their strong spirit, heart, and focus, they fought extremely hard and were awarded top prize in the end, with a 4-1 win. Players include: Nicholas Worsnop, Matthew Lowe, Nolan Mcleod, Braedyn Wey, captain Dylan

Skujins,Liam Swayze, Joshua Vaughan, Jackson Skujins, Jack McMillan, Taylor Goundrey, Max Walker, Iver Jackson, Wes Hacklander and call ups Michael Elliott and Johnny Morrow. Special thanks go to team manager Sean McMillan and to the parents for their support and involvement during the year.

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Peewee Shock on top in playoffs

Storm win in Chilliwack

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The South Delta Peewee Shock capped a successful season by winning the Fraser Valley Tier 1 playoff championship with a 6-1 victory over the Langley Thunderhawks last Saturday. The Shock entered the game needing two points in the round robin format playoff series to secure the title, having gone 3-1 in their first four playoff games. The two teams played earlier in the year, with the Shock prevailing 4-3 en route to winning the Aldergrove Winter Peewee Tournament.Spencer Richardson scored four goals in the win while Logan Newman and Adam Chan got the other markers. Atom call-up Connor Sillett got the victory in net with regular goalie Kris Hothi unavailable for action. The Shock, who are led by head coach Andrew Richardson and assistants Brian Newman and Paul Kirk, finished the season with a 24-6-1 overall record, including an 8-1-1 record for the regular season championship in their tier.

Pumas capture Mayor’s Cup

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The South Delta Atom A1 Storm team took home the gold from the Chilliwack Atom Tournament last weekend. The team battled hard in the tournament to oust their Maple Ridge rivals in the semis to move on to the finals. The Storm had previously lost a Christmas tournament semifinal to Ridge Meadows in Portland, Oregon. The final game was against Vancouver Island, the only team to beat the Storm during the round robin play with a score of 5-2. The Storm rallied together to win the final 5-1.

BCAA’s top tips on water damage. Spring has finally arrived. With the long-waited warmth comes the spring thaw – and with it, the danger of water damage. Water damage can appear slowly, such as a water spot, or be instantaneous. Either way, it almost always results in rotting wood, mold, rusting metal – and devastating costs. SUBMITTED PHOTO

The Ladner Pumas won the Mayor’s Cup at the 2011 Cloverdale Cup last weekend in the Silver Select Division. There were seven teams in Ladner’s bracket. On Saturday, the group played the Burnaby Reds in the morning and won 1-0. In the afternoon, the Pumas took a 1-0 decision over Langley FC Force. On Sunday, Ladner played the Surdel Strikers and after a 1-1 draw lost in a sudden death shoot-out. However, based on its record and shut-out wins, a victory in the afternoon during regulation would give the Pumas more points in the standings and the tournament title. Ladner played the Surrey Breaker Cyclones and won 1-0 to do just that. Girls on the team for the tournament were Kora Savage, Mary Berger, Riley Moore, Sidney Cervi, Abby Parson, Cassidy Lowe, Makayla Hoey, Katelyn Lee, Stephanie Duncan, Eliana Soursos, Kayla Malanfant, Brittany Reid andAna Silva. Other players on the team but not at tournament include Jessica Goodfellow, Melissa Loiselle, Lauren McKay, Meagan Wilson and Shannon Wilson. The team is coached by Richard Lowe, Phil Cervi and Brian McKay.

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2. Contact your insurance company first as they can start your claim and send out help get the clean-up started. 3. Determine what kind of water you are dealing with. There are three types of water that have varying effects on your health: a. Clean water typically results from an overflowing sink or a leaky appliance hose. It does not pose a health risk. b. Grey water typically results from toilet bowls, dishwashers or washing machines. It contains some contaminants and could cause sickness.

4. Next, determine the source of the water leak - only if safe to do so. This will help determine what kind of contractor you need to help remedy the problem. It’s important to think safety first – if you have black water, it’s best to vacate the home.

5. Prop up furniture in the water damage area to keep it off the ground. Also, remove valuables and keepsakes. Avoid taking the wet furniture to a dry room as this could spread the contamination. Last, but not least, ensure you have adequate home insurance coverage. Some water losses are limited in coverage, so it’s necessary to have a yearly review of your coverage needs with an experienced BCAA Insurance Advisor. For more information on preventing water damage, consult your local BCAA Insurance Advisor today or visit www.bcaa.com/water.

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That’s why, if water causes damage to your home, BCAA advises you to act quickly to prevent further damage. Follow these steps to get started:

c. Black water is mainly from sewage and other contaminated water sources. It is highly unsanitary and can cause severe illness. People with compromised immune systems, respiratory problems or allergies, or who are under 2 years or elderly should leave the house.

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QUATTROCCHI, John Raymond

Sept. 28, 1939 - Mar. 15, 2011 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Quattrocchi, wonderful husband, brother, father, grandfather and friend. John will be fondly missed by wife Gayle, children Mike (Laura), Steve (Lorien) and Lisa, cherished grandsons Andrew, Justin, Samuel and Jack and siblings Mary Jane Tigert, Laurel Halper and Larry Quattrocchi. Born in Livermore Falls, Maine, to Sam and Louise Quattrocchi, John’s family came to St. Catharines, Ontario, in the early 1950s. John graduated from St. Catharines Collegiate and Vocational Institute in 1958 and went on to receive a degree in applied science from Queen’s University in 1962 and his MBA from the University of Western Ontario in 1965. After wonderful years in Montreal and Mississauga, to their considerable fortune John and family headed west to Tsawwassen, B.C. In the natural beauty of the west, John fully embraced his love of the outdoors and his natural ability to drive great distances to hike, snowshoe and explore. A celebration of John’s life will be held 10:30 am on Monday March 21, at Saint David’s Anglican Church, Tsawwassen, B.C. In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory may be made to the Delta Hospital Foundation or to Abbeyfield St. David’s Seniors Home. We will miss you dearly John, Dad, Grampa.

Loved ones who have passed on can be remembered through a Tribute Gift to Delta Hospital Foundation. Donations made in memory of your loved ones will be acknowledged with cards sent to family members and an acknowledgement and receipt sent to the donor.

Delta Hospital Foundation gratefully acknowledges gifts in memory of:

Donald Armitage Robert Bandoni Bill Burge Ronald Carlisle Beatrice Dumaresq Mavis Embree Janet Hopkins Robert C. Husband Dr. Irving Murry Ivens William Jensen Lorraine Keate Lavonne Kenan Fred Kennedy Arden Leung Catherine Malenstyn Alice Pritz John Quattrocchi Joan Robinson Frederick M. Rosberg Gordon Simmonds Cleo Smith Donald Watson Your gift assists the Foundation to purchase vital medical equipment for Delta Hospital. Working Together to make a Difference!

Delta Hospital Foundation 5800 Mountain View Blvd. Delta, B.C. V4K 3V6 www.deltahospital.com

Phone: 604/940-9695 Fax: 604/940-9670

HANCOCK, Ralph Edward ARRIVAL: Jan. Jan. 14, 14, 1937 1937 ARRIVAL: DEPARTURE: Mar. 13, 13, 2011 2011 DEPARTURE: Mar.

The calm after the storm came The after thehusband storm came whencalm our beloved and when belovedonhusband father our departed March and 13, father departed on March 13, 2011 following a lengthy illness 2011 followinghis a lengthy illness that hindered quality of life. Ralphhindered is now athis peace andof welife. as that quality a family comfort Ralph is find nowgreat at peace and in wethat as thought as he is now free to 'fly'. a family find great comfort in that Predeceased thought as heby is his nowmother free toAlice 'fly'. and brothers Jim and Claire. Predeceased by hisby mother Alice Ralph is survived his loving and and Verna; Claire. wife brothers of 47 Jim years, Ralph is survived his Carla; loving daughters Gina by and wife of 47 years, grandsons Austen and Verna; Jarad; sisters Thelma, and daughters Gina Marjorie and Carla; Merle; brother in law Ron; well grandsons Austen and as Jarad; as nieces nephews and many sisters Thelma, Marjorie and dear friends. was as a well well Merle; brother Ralph in law Ron; respected pilot, engineer and as nieces nephews many businessman who wasand a pioneer dear was asince well in thefriends. AviationRalph community respected pilot, engineer 1960. He loved the water and and businessman who was pioneer spent many joyous hoursa boating, scuba diving, community ocean andsince fly in the Aviation fishing.HeHis lovetheofwater life and 1960. loved adventure as well as his unique spent many joyous hours boating, sense ofdiving, humourocean will forever scuba and be fly cherished and fondly fishing. His by loveall ofthose life who and remembered adventure as well as his unique knew him. In true pilot form an sense of humour will forever be Alternatives Event/Celebration of cLife h ewill r i sbeh eheld d on a nSaturday d f o nApril dly remembered all those who 2nd at 2:00 pmbyin Ralph’s hanger at Delta Air In Park 4189-104 Street knew him. true pilot form an in Delta. A special thank you to all Alternatives Event/Celebration of those Enrichment Life willatbeDelta held View on Saturday April Center and Delta Hospice, for 2nd at 2:00 pm in Ralph’s hanger your kindness, care and respect at Deltato AirRalph Park 4189-104 Street shown throughout his in Delta. with A special you to all journey you. thank Should friends those at Delta View Enrichment desire, donations in memory of Center and Delta Hospice, for Ralph may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society BC. your kindness, care of and respect shown to By Ralph throughout his 'Survived Johnnie Walker' journey withAlternative you. Should friends Personal Funeral Services 604-946-7759 desire, donations in memory of Ralph may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC. 'Survived By Johnnie Walker' Personal Alternative Funeral Services 604-946-7759

Monkman, Donald Ralph Sr.

Don was called to the starting gate for the last time on March 17, 2011. He was born on June 11, 1927 in Deloraine Manitoba to Francis and Alva Monkman. Don was predeceased by his daughter Dianne and survived by his loving wife Mary of 62 years and their four sons Don Jr., John, Ron, Tom, nine grandchildren, two step grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Don’s passion for harness racing took him and his family all throughout North America before settling down in Ladner in the late 1950’s where he raced out of Patterson Park. After the closing of Patterson Park, Don and Mary moved to Cloverdale to be closer to Fraser Downs Raceway where he eventually retired from harness racing. Don spent his last few years back in Ladner at Delta Hospital Mountain View Manor Extended Care where he passed away with his wife by his side. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Delta Hospital Foundation. No service by request.

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Mae passed away peacefully at Augustine House in Ladner, BC on March 21, 2011 at age 91. She was predeceased by her husband Gordon Robertson and first husband Lester Evans, as well as siblings George, Anne, Robert and Ruby. She will be lovingly remembered by her sons Wayne (Nadine), and Warren, daughter Joanne (Ken) Nairn and sister Marie (Toots), as well as several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a multitude of other relatives and friends. Throughout her life, strangers were only friends she hadn’t met and she always greeted people with her beautiful smile. Her love for life included family, friends, religion, gardening, sewing, bridge and bingo, all of which brought her much joy. Thanks to the nurses and staff at Haven House, Augustine House, special caregiver Sabina, also Father Michael and Dr. James for their loving care and attention. Prayer Service was held on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 7:30 pm at Sacred Heart Chapel, 3900 Arthur Drive, Ladner, BC. Funeral was held on Friday, March 25, 2011 at 11:00 am at Sacred Heart Church. In lieu of flowers, donations to Covenant House 575 Drake Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 4K8 604-638-4438 would be appreciated.

Delta Funeral Home 604-946-6040

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In Memoriam In Loving Memory of

Harry Adams

Oct. 22, 1953 - Mar. 29, 2008 This day is remembered and quietly kept, No words are needed, We will never forget, For those we love, Don’t go away because Harry walks beside us every day. Forever loved and deeply missed by his family and many friends.

In Memoriam

Nigel David Parish 1st Mar.1964 - 26th Mar.2010 Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; Love leaves a memory no one can steal Suzy x We miss and love you Daddy Georgia and Ryan xx

Fond memories linger every day, Remembrance keeps them near.

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FARM WORKERS 5501 Grove Avenue, Delta Farm Labourer for Wun Hing Farm Ltd. 50 hours weekly, $9.28/hr. Job includes: hand harvesting and cultivating from June 8 to November 15, 2011. Contact Chun 604-946-6579

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General greenhouse work involved in propagating, tending and harvesting vegetables. Hourly wage: $9.28 Hours per week: 50 Days per week: Mon to Sat Employment starts: May or June 2011. Houweling Nurseries Ltd. 2776 64th Street, Delta Fax resume to 604-946-9158 Experience is an asset

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Acme Analytical Laboratories (Vancouver), a premier BC mining laboratory, is looking to fill various Laboratory Assistant positions in Vancouver. Must be able to handle up to 40 lbs as some heavy manual labor may be required. Experience in a lab environment an asset but training will be provided. Starting wage of approximately $12 (combination of base hourly rate and daily production bonus). Detailed descriptions of the various positions are available on Acme’s website:

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Mar. 27 - April 2 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: A security-versusambition dilemma peaks (though subtly and without fanfare) Monday, then slowly dissolves. Here’s my timing advice: now through early June, increase your security. (As mightily as you can: buy a home, warehouse, expand sales territory, have a child – pretty Capricorn 22-Jan. 19: Ain security-versusgood work for Dec. 2 months! – invest retirement, etc.) ambition dilemma peaksto(though without Then, June 4 onward Octobersubtly 2012,andturn 180 fanfare) Monday, then slowly dissolves. Here’s my degrees and concentrate on ambition, career, the timing advice: now through early June, increase outside world. In(Aschasing security the next days, your security. mightily as youforcan: buy 27 a home, focus on situations, and opportunities the warehouse, expand projects sales territory, have a childfrom – pretty good Start worknothing for 2 months! – invest in retirement, etc.) past. new. Fortune awaits! Then, June 4 onward to October 2012, turn 180 Aquarius 20-Feb. 18:onFollow your curiosity degrees andJan. concentrate ambition, career, this the week and the next few – what you find can make outside world. In chasing security for the next 27 days,a dream come true.Don’t peer and into opportunities the future (unavailable focus on situations, projects from the past. nothingornew. awaits!(too confusing) at theStart moment) evenFortune the present Aquarius 18: gems, Follow ideas, your curiosity this but into theJan. past.20-Feb. There the revelations week Short and the next few –mail, whatcasual you find can siblings, make a exist. trips, errands, friends, dream come true.Don’t into the futureare (unavailable media, paperwork and peer communications accented at the moment) or even the present (too confusing) –butandintowillthe contain some delays, mistakes and secondpast. There the gems, ideas, revelations guessing Aprilerrands, 23. Untilmail, then, don’tfriends, start anything exist. Shorttotrips, casual siblings, new, in these areas. E.g., a mail media,especially paperwork and communications arecampaign accented – and will mistakes andYou secondbegun nowcontain wouldsome be andelays, expensive failure. shine guessingtotoWednesday! April 23. Until then, don’t start anything Monday new, especially in these areas. E.g., a mail campaign Pisces 19-March 20: Chase money but begun nowFeb. would be an expensive failure. You –shine Mondayittofrom Wednesday! chase the past, or continue with ongoing money DON’T begin20:newChase earnings, spending Pisces projects. Feb. 19-March money – but chase it (Lemons from theabound, past, orandcontinue withhead ongoing projects. you would right money DON’Tthis begin newadvice, earnings, for one.)projects. If you follow simple yourspending reward projects. (Lemons abound, and you would head right could be large, even immense. One more hint: even if for one.) If you follow this simple advice, your reward it’s from past, don’t rent, lease buyhint: real even estateif could be the large, even immense. One or more (okay, renttheif past, you’redon’t homeless, of course) slow it’s from rent, lease or buyand realgoestate (okay,anything rent if you’re homeless, course) and with domestic: kitchenofutensils, etc. go Do slow NOT with anything domestic: Do April NOT begin renovation projects.kitchen All thisutensils, applies etc. before begin renovation projects. All this applies before April 23, but to some degree right to August 30, 2012. You 23, but to some degree right to August 30, 2012. You rule, rule, midweek midweek to to Friday! Friday!

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Seniors Discount Book your Spring Clean Now!

604-585-1755

CLEAN AS A WHISTLE Reliable cleaning team. Bonded & Insured. Susan at 604-312-9445 LIDIA’S EUROPEAN Cleaning. Res/Com. Specializing in detail cleaning. Bonded. 604-541-9255

QUALITY HOME CLEANING 1 time & regular cleaning.Free Est. Ref’s. $25/hr. 604-988-6830

8058

Check Out driving.ca

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

8090

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 PARM LANDSCAPING LTD. Cedar fencing installed, gates, repairs. Com/res. 604-271-5319

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

Hardwood Floor Refinishing Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

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

8130

Handyperson

Delta PC Service & Consulting

makes your computer work again! Best rates on the market. Guaranteed Virus Removal.

Call 778-882-4128

8060

Concrete

Advanced Concrete Enhancements Limited

Placing, finishing, Specializing in stamped concrete, overlays, acid staining, counter tops, faux rock, (Waterfall and ponds)

Dave: 604-940-1125 Cell:604-220-3145

ENZO General Masonry- Specializes brick, block, stone, exposed concrete. Enzo.. 594-1960

8075

Drywall

GJ CONSTRUCTION Complete drywall, textured ceilings, Steel stud & T-bar etc. Free Est. Graham 604-644-6339 DON’S AFFORDABLE DRYWALL PHONE/FAX 778-218-3403

8080

Electrical

E VANSON LECTRIC

Professional Electrical Services Panel Upgrades Surge Protection Renos – Hot Tubs Safety Checks Lic. #26765 • South Delta based

604-657-7957

www.evansonelectric.com

8080

Electrical

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

8185

Moving & Storage

Need Space? We Have It!

MINI & MOBILE STORAGE Commercial

Personal

8130

Handyperson

Lawn Maint. window & gutter cleaning, pressure washing, rubbish removal etc. 604-948-0267

8150

Kitchens/Baths

FRESHEN UP YOUR KITCHEN Wanting to renovate your kitchen but don’t want to tear it apart. Why not design around your existing cabinets & change the look of your kitchen. Doors, hardware and accessories, lets create a kitchen that doesn’t break your budget. We’ll do it together. call Lance 604-946-0444

8155

- reduce your costly commercial square footage/ reclaim your garage & yard increase your profit by storing offsite at move that huge boat or RV reduced rates renovating 24/7 Secure store those precious keepsakes

-

2 locations: LADNER

8160

Lawn & Garden

Sunray Lawn & Garden Services “All your lawn & garden needs”

Landscape Maintenance Services

778.866.9505

J&S Yard Services

ABOVE THE REST

Father & son owned & operated. Best Rates Guaranteed

Call 778-999-4164

Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hardscaping & Landscaping. Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls, Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Jackhammering. 604 782-4322

For anything Yard Related!

WE ARE A YEAR-ROUND BUSINESS

8160

“Give us a Call!”

Lawn & Garden

HANDYMAN SERVICES Electrical, Gutters, Fencing, Plumbing, Carpentry, Flooring Renovations, Sheds, Contracting & more Affordable, friendly, fast, reliable, local, guaranteed Senior Discounts Call Phil 604-307-6840

Tim’s Home Repairs

Carpentry, Mouldings, Crown mouldings, Finishing, Laminate & H/W flrs, Sheds, Fences, Sidings, Kitchen, Bath rooms, Plumbing, Gov’t Cert Capenter, Drywall Repairs, WCB Insured. 604-940-4282, 778-882-7756

NEED A HAND?

• REPAIRS • RENOVATIONS • WOODWORKING • PAINTING Call Pierre

604-649-0502 (cell)

All in One Call Renovations Establish & local, carpentry, tiling, painting etc Peter 604-619-4859 HANDYMAN - framing, decks, tiles, hardwood, drywall. Total additions & basements. Ken 778-773-6251 or 604-455-0740

Painting Interior Renovations Landscaping & Gardening Hedging & Pruning Custom Decking & Fencing Flagstone & Paver Patios

604-948-5296 PAUL WEATHERBY Property Maintenance • • • • • • •

Lawn Care & Maintenance Pruning and Hedging Full Yard Cleanups Gutter Cleaning Pressure Washing Rubbish Removal Fencing & Repairs

604 •240 •2194 604 •943 •2401

S.B. GARDENING & LANDSCAPING

“Spring Clean-Up” Reel Type Lawnmowing Aerating • Power Raking Weeding • Moss Control Fertilizer • Trimming • Pruning Professional Maintenance

Cell: 604-710-1348 604-946-1348

604-946-7308 • Lawn maintenance • Window cleaning Designs • Prunning • • Gutter •cleaning • Lawns • Fences • Decks • • Pressure washing Stone/Masonary • • Pruning •and Hedging • Rubbish Call Hans JOHNremoval 604-943-4546 (WCB Insured) Tel: 604-948-0267 • 604-842-1468

Eco-friendly lawn treatments: ★ Organic Fertiziler programs, ★ Non chemical Weed Control, ★ Aeration, ★ Ph Correction (liming) ★ Moss Control. call Rick for free estimate. 778-836-1240

Painting/ Wallpaper

Interior & Exterior WCB & Liability Insured www.CascadiaPainting.ca

604-943-4024 CONFIDENT PAINTING LTD.

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

Jean-Guy Bottin

Cell 604.626.1975

BEST IN CLASS Painting

Low rates, 100% guar. Free est.

Mark 778-323-1045

CANSTAR PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! Interior & Exterior ★ EXCELLENT 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

604-724-3832

& 8185 Moving Storage ADVANCE MOVING LTD MOVING & DELIVERY EXPERTS!! Licensed, Bonded & Insured Single item to full house moves We Guarantee the Cost of Every Move Flat Rates always available A+ (604) 861-8885 BBB www.advancemovingltd.com Rating

B&Y MOVING Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $50 ~

604-708-8850

Don’t struggle cutting your grass.

MONTY J’S MOVING

Hire a Lawn Care professional.

Call 604-710-5253

See section 8160 in the Home Services.

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

Ask about our Spring Specials! www.MontyJsMoving.com

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

Thinking of Renovating? Be sure to check the classifieds It’s full of local listings that can save you money

8195

Gated Access Reasonable Rates!

CASCADIA PAINTING

Landscaping

★ Hedging - Pruning ★ Lawn Maintenance ★ Ladner & Tsawwassen ★ Refs. avail ★ Free estimates. ★ Best rates in town Call Clayton 604-314-8273

POINT ROBERTS

604-946-0020 360-945-MINI (6464)

Too much to do, not enough time? ... I can help!

Computer Services

*Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925

For Tips & Tools On Buying a Used Vehicle:

8087

SUNSHINE CLEANING

“Ask about our stone floor care restoration”

AUTOMOTIVE 9125

8020

3 BR central Tsaw, upper level, large yard & deck, new kitchen, shared w/d & util, Apr 1. $1450. 778-882-1832

RANCHER IN Ladner to share, Male with Female (38-55yrs). $600/mo + 1/2 expenses. Incl prkg, priv enste, laundry, garden, walk out to patio, bright and sunny, great location to Village. n/s, lv mess. 604-946-3665

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

604-630-3300


March 26, 2011 The Delta Optimist A47

Call ThE Experts TREE SERVICE

Royal Wood Tree Care

McLean Tree and Hedge - Arborist reports for Development Applications - Tree pruning and removal - Hedge renovation and trimming - Danger tree- Certified Tree Risk Assessor

Stump Grinding Fully Insured ISA Member

H: 604-943-0084

C: 604-916-6187

604.948.3199 778.688.1950

Steve M. Harper Toll-Free: 1(877)906-9220 Mobile: (604)644-8046

Bill: 604.377.7587

• • • • • • •

Lawn Cutting Weeding Power Washing Trash Removal Dump Runs Deliveries Pick-Ups

COMPUTER REPAIRS @ DeltaGeeks.net

In-Store & On-site Service * Virus & Spyware Removal * Mac & PC All Upgrades * Network Solutions Reliable Custom Built PCs and Laptops

Residential & Commercial Window Cleaning • Power Washing Roof Cleaning • Gutter Cleaning & Installation www.sharperwindowcleaning.com

• Hedge Trimming • Power Raking • Deep Core Aerating • Yard Clean-up • Seniors Discounts • Free Estimates

FINANCE / LEASING AVAILABLE

• Fully Insured • Dependable Services • Uniformed Workers • Quality Work • Satisfaction Guaranteed

DeltaGeeks.net

Hotline: 604-943-8318

1208 56th St., Tsaw. (next to BMO)

PROPERTY SERVICES • Window Cleaning • Gutter Cleaning • Roof Cleaning • Power Washing

VACUUMS

VACUUM WORKS

5 OFF

our Carpet Express Rental*

Darius Erwin 604-306-8214 • dariuserwin@gmx.com

* Valid with shampoo purchase Mon. to Thurs., Feb. 19 to Mar 31, 2011

5146 Ladner Trunk Rd. Delta, BC (Save-On-Foods Mall)

No Job too Small

PROPERTY SERVICES

Complete Lawn & Garden Service

$

Honest & Dependable

Tel: 604-943-8775 Cell: 778-232-1888

LAWN & GARDEN

EXECUTIVE lawn & garden

Bermuda John

Dale McLean, Certified Arborist

“Trim your trees, cut your costs”

Tree Removal Tree Pruning Hedge Trimming

HANDYMAN SERVICES

TREE SERVICE

604-946-4466

To place your ad in “Call the Experts,” call 604-630-3300

HOME SERVICES 8160

Lawn & Garden

• Lawn Mowing • Aeration • Spring Cleanups • Hedging Visa / MC / Debit Accepted

604-347-7888 8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

PAINT RITE BY RICH For all your Painting needs!

Richard Ryan

604-946-4889 604-649-4930

Member: Better Business Bureau

Best In Class Painting - Low rates, refs avail, 100% guaranteed Mark 778-323-1045

K&S PRO PAINTING Interior & Exterior Wcb & Liability Insured

Call Kevin Jamieson 604.943.2232 604.802.4142

MASTER BRUSHES PAINTING Spring Special 25% off. Int 20 yrs, Ext 15 yrs guaranteed. Top quality job. 604-377-5423, 507-4911 MILANO Painting 604-551-6510 Int/Ext. Good Prices. Free Est. Written Guar. Prof & Insured. TAKE AWAY THE PRESSURE Painting, yard clean up - Contact Ian 604-946-9395..604-812-7255

8220

8220

Plumbing

PLUMBERS

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

Main Plumbing and Drainage

Owned by Duff Fredricksen For all your Plumbing and Drainage needs. Honest and reliable. Competitive rates. 604.948.1811 PRECISION 1 Plumbing & Heating, Lic. & Ins. hw tanks, service, renos. No hst Rick 604-809-6822

8225

Power Washing

BOUNDARY BAY WINDOW WASHING • Exterior house cleaning • Pressure Washing • Gutters

Steve Watts 604-943-4134 778-228-5639 Pressure Washing Houses, Siding, Driveways, Patios, Painting, Yard Clean-up

Seniors Discount

Plumbing

10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005 Panorama Plumbing Heating/ Gas Services No job too small or too big Res/Comm 604-818-7801 www.panoramaplumbing.com

Don’t wait. Call Ian Ferguson

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

cameron construction ADDITIONS & COMPLETE RENOVATIONS:

• kitchens • bath • windows • flooring • decks • fencing

ticketed carpenter • 25 yrs. exp.

Scott Cameron

604-948-9183 or cell: 604.992.8182

AL’S CERAMIC TILE

Kitchen & Bathroom Remodelling Bathroom & Shower Repairs 20 years experience Free estimates

604-948-9573 Cell: 604-836-8943

Building on your ideas. Kitchens, Baths, Home Repairs, Decks....

604.374.2360 info@greentimberhomereno.ca

P.R. Remodelling Kitchens, Bathrooms, Drywall, Tiling, etc. Certified Plumber

20 years exp. & ref’s European craftsmanship

Phone: 604.946.9395 Cell: 604.812.7255

Call Paul 778-434-2437

AQUA PRESSURE WASHING Specializing in Driveways, Patios, Sundecks, etc.

PRP RENOVATIONS

604-218-1500

604-764-0399

Free Est., Local and Reliable

for free estimate

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

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

8250

Roofing

RDM ENTERPRISES

#1 Roofing Company in BC

Rob 604-946-4796

All types of Roofing Over 35 Years in Business Call now for Free Estimates

For All Your Household Repairs and Renovations. Interior and Exterior Finishing, Kitchens, Bathrooms and Plumbing Refs Avail. Free Estimates

WWW.RENORITE.COM

Save Your Dollars!

✓ RenoRite 604-781-7695

Bath *Kitchen* Suites & More A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936 D & M RENOVATIONS, Flooring, tiling, finishing. Fully Insured. Top quality, quick work 604-724-3832

Roofing

NEW CANADIAN ROOFING LTD. Over 15 yrs experience All types of Roofing Reasonable Rates WCB Insured

604-716-8528

ROOFING 778.886.8541 Licensed, Insured, WCB

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

Call Russ 604-948-0431

A+

Call AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING LTD. 604-984-9004

Delta

• Rubbish Removal • Garbage Collection • Recycling • Locally owned & operated

SALES@ PATTARGROUP.COM

New Roof - Reroof Experts Seniors Discount Great Service & Great Prices Locally Operated in Delta

Have Your Roof Done between Now & Mar. 31

Rubbish Removal

WWW.PATTARGROUP.COM

TMO Contracting

SAVE THE HST

8255

604-588-0833

Professional Roofing & Gutters

SPRING SPECIAL

Roofing

JUNK BUSTERS

OUR SPECIALTY

8250

8250

GL Roofing cedar shake, asphalt shingle, flat roofs BBB WCB clean gutters $80. 24/7 604-240-5362

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

Best Rates in Ladner & Tsawwassen

604-319-0523 604-505-9496

'You Call It, We Haul It!'

HAMZA DEMOLITION LTD • Hand demolition • Concrete & soil removal • Drywall removal • Stucco & plywood removal • Disposal bin delivery • Paving stone installation

604-721-5029

• Rubbish Removal • Reno Clean-Up • Yard Trimmings • Gutter Cleaning

604-649-9600 Trips start at

Visit us online to receive a special discount:

www.crownroofgutters.ca

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

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

J. PEARCE STUCCO CONTRACTING. Residential / Commercial. 604-761-6079 Quality Home Improvement ★ Stucco ★ All Kinds. No Job Too Big or Small. 604-725-8925

8309

Tiling

LAMONT TILE SERVICES

AL’S CERAMIC TILE. Supply & install, samples avail. Free est. 604-948-9573, cell 604-836-8943

Student Works

1.877.602.7346

8300

Locally Owned... ● So you pay less ●

778-668-4285

LARRY’S CLEAN-UP

Tried & True Since 1902

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

Rubbish Removal and Recycling

Disposal & Recycling

Call for a free estimate:

Rubbish Removal

South Delta Based tile setter 18 yrs exp with all tiles and patterns. Complete tear downs, and waterproofing.

ROD’S HAUL-IT-AWAY

Over 25 years serving South Delta JJ ROOFING, Repair specialist, Reroof, New Roof. Seniors disc. WCB, fully ins. 604-726-6345

8255

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

$49

B i n s f ro m 7 - 2 0 y a rd s a v a i l .

John 778-288-8009

10% OFF with this ad www.studentworksdisposal.com

Call Dan 604.916.4821

8315

Tree Services

Tree Removal - Stump Grinding Branch Chipping * Free Est. * WCB Local resident, 34 yrs. 604-943-0043

8335

Window Cleaning

Excelsior South Building Maintenance

Bonded, licensed and insured Serving the lower mainland for 100 years!

778-558-6842

Window Cleaning • Gutters Pressure Washing • Lawn Care General Maintenance and More Ask about our total care packages!

Pricing starting from $30/hr • Free quotes!


A48 The Delta Optimist March 26, 2011

PRICES EFFECTIVE:

Sunday, March 27th Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

FRESH PRODUCE

Grade “A”, Whole

FRYING CHICKENS

DOLE Premium STALK CELERY

3 In A Bag

1

88 /lb

U.S. Grown

3

SIZZLIN’ HOT BUY!

2

Sweet

EAT LOTS OF FRUITS & VEGGIES! CAULIFLOWER

California Grown

2.16/kg

/ea

HOT HOUSE TOMATOES

BABY SEEDLESS WATERMELON

B.C. Grown

Imported

FRESH EXPRESS CAESAR SALAD KITS

78

/ea

Regular Or Lite, 10 oz. Bag

LARGE ASPARAGUS Imported

1

/lb

B.C. Grown

3

.48

PINEAPPLES

.98 2 98 98 1 98 48 2 1 Latin American Grown

4.37/kg

/ea

/ea

Sweet

3.31/kg

BROCCOLI BUNCHES

/lb GREEN BARTLETT PEARS Sweet Product Of Australia

/ea

3.70/kg

California Grown

1

68

/lb

PRODUCE FEATURE

MINNEOLA TANGELO Sweet ORANGES Imported 3 lb Bag

1

98 /lb

/ea

California Grown

DEL MONTE Large

/lb

48

FANCY LEMONS

5.47/kg

3.26/kg

PRODUCE FEATURE

68

Large

/lb

3 lb Bag

SPARTAN APPLES

Previously Frozen

48

1.94/kg

/lb

PORK OR BREAKFAST SAUSAGES

48

2

.78

/lb

1.72/kg

/ea

STRAWBERRIES

.88

/lb

GREEN CABBAGE

4.15/kg

99

California Grown 2 lb Clamshell

.98

2.16/kg

FLETCHER’S DRY CURED BACON

4

California Grown

California Grown

SIZZLIN’ HOT BUY!

500 g Pkg.

NAVEL Sweet ORANGES

CHARD

/lb

3.70/kg

Red, Green Or Rainbow

California Grown

1

88

4.37/kg

We reserve the right

to limit quantities. 4857 Elliot Street, Ladner Open Sunday - Saturday, 7 am to 6 pm

Wk 14

/ea

QUESTIONS ON NUTRITION?

ASK SHANNON

healthyeating101@hotmail.com


Delta Optimist - March 26, 2011