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Century-old Brackman-Ker structure, now owned by Delta, topples over in Ladner BY
A well-known Ladner landmark is gone after the Brackman-Ker building collapsed into Ladner Harbour early Monday morning. The building, which stood next to the Seven Seas fish plant on Chisholm Street, was constructed in 1892. Delta chief administrative officer George Harvie said municipal crews received calls about the collapse at around 5:30 a.m. Monday. “This was a full collapse... the roof actually imploded on the floating structure,” Harvie said. The collapse has been attributed to the state of decay of the building as well as the style of construction. “The pilings were in bad shape, but we expected that,” Harvie
said. “We also noted that there were structural deficiencies to the original design of the building and that’s to be no surprise considering that it’s over 100 years old.” Coun. Scott Hamilton, who chairs the Downtown Ladner Waterfront Redevelopment Advisory Committee, said a consultant told the committee the trusses were placed too far apart when the building was constructed. There were also “design deficiencies” in the trusses themselves. “All of these things obviously compiled and created our perfect storm,” he said. All that was left after the collapse was the façade of the building, which crews demolished and removed later in the day. The Corporation of Delta purSee COLLAPSE page 3
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One-year-old Lucy O’Brien wasn’t convinced sitting on St. Nick’s knee was the place to be during Breakfast with Santa at South Delta Recreation Centre last Saturday. For more photos, see Page 19 and www.delta-optimist.com.
Ladner’s festive weekend included the arrival of the carol ships. For details and more photos, see Page 17 and www.delta-optimist.com.
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$3 million judgment in tunnel collision
Woman suffered traumatic brain injury in 2007 crash
A woman who suffered a traumatic brain injury when a tractor-trailer crashed into her vehicle in the George Massey Tunnel has been awarded $3 million in damages. Pamela O’Connell, who was 58 at the time of the accident on Nov. 27, 2007 when a big rig crushed her Volvo against the wall of the tunnel, was awarded that amount last week in B.C. Supreme Court. The accident in the northbound lane occurred as emergency crews had just cleared an earlier accident. The semi trailer swerved into the counterflow lane, hitting the Volvo. O’Connell was trapped inside her car for almost an hour before she was rescued and airlifted to hospital. Hospitalized for five months, O’Connell also suffered broken bones and other internal injuries. She had been employed full-time as a service contract administrator for a medical imaging company prior to the accident. Her brain injury, which
also caused a personality change, resulted in her no longer being able to live independently, the court heard. Justice Barbara Fisher ordered the truck driver, Andy Tak Yan Yung, who has admitted liability for the collision, and his employer, Fortune Pacific Enterprises, to cover the cost of O’Connell’s future care. The parties already agreed on the amount of damages for past loss of income, future loss of earning capacity and special damages. However, the most contentious issues for the defendants involved the recommendations for a “Life Care Plan,” prepared by an expert in rehabilitation, for occupational therapy, rehabilitation support services and personal care services. The judge noted O’Connell, who’s now cared for by her husband, has experienced a dramatic change in her level of functioning and the brain injury has left her seriously impaired in many important aspects. “Although she is capable
of carrying out most activities of daily living on her own, she requires assistance with instrumental activities of daily living such as cooking, managing a household and all outdoor activities. She is not employable and not capable of managing her financial affairs,” the judge said. According to a report released last year examining safety issues in the trucking industry, speed, fatigue, inattention and impaired driving were some of the key contributors to crashes involving big rigs in this province. The report, Best Practices for Truck Safety, was written by the Traffic Injury Research Foundation. Meanwhile, when it comes to truck traffic through the congested tunnel, the South Fraser Perimeter Road, once it’s completed in a couple of years, won’t have a sizable effect. The Optimist reported earlier this year that truck traffic through the tunnel is currently about 15,600 trips daily, a figure that will decrease to 15,000 after the SFPR opens.
this was a surprise to all of us.” Delta had been trying
to tarp the top part of the building to prevent water leakage but the municipal-
ity was unable to find a contractor willing to do the job due to the safety risk.
Traffic headed to Point Roberts was lined up to the bottom of the 56th Street hill in Tsawwassen last Saturday.
COLLAPSE from page 1 chased the property in 2006 and had been looking at what could be done to retain the heritage structure while revitalizing Ladner’s waterfront. The municipality subsequently bought the Seven Seas building and had plans to use the two structures in redeveloping the harbour. Just last week, council and the Downtown Ladner Waterfront Redevelopment Advisory Committee had been looking at what needed to be done to retain
the Brackman-Ker building. The municipality was facing a price tag of $1.2 million to stabilize the structure so it could be used in the future. Harvie said municipal staff would report back to council and the committee on options for the site. The building was used by Seven Seas for storage until 2008. Since then, council has received updates on the state of the building. “We knew the building
JESSICA KERR (RIGHT) FILE PHOTO (TOP)
The Brackman-Ker building turned into a pile of rubble Monday morning.
was suffering, that it was in decay,” Harvie said. “If it has been snowing and there was a snow load on the building, I wouldn’t have been as surprised, but
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Mayor re-elected Metro chair Lois Jackson says there’s much work still to be done at regional level BY
the air. Jackson, who has been critical of the amount of time taken to formulate the plans, said there are also many other big issues facing the region. “There’s some very important issues, not only for Delta residents, but for the Lower Mainland. We’re talking about in excess of two million people. So I’m very humbled to be chosen again,” Jackson told the Optimist following Friday’s regional board meeting. “Certainly we have a tremendous amount of work for us, for all municipalities next year. (There are) questions about air quality, the environment, the question of transportation and how that’s going to unfold and the services Delta receives,”
Mayor Lois Jackson was re-elected for a fifth consecutive term as chair of Metro Vancouver’s board of directors last Friday. The board elected Jackson by acclamation after no challengers stepped forward. Jackson remains at the helm as the regional district moves closer to adopting a new livable region plan. Metro Vancouver also has an ambitious new solid waste management plan that has been submitted to the province for approval. The plan leaves the future of the Vancouver Landfill in East Ladner and potential locations of new waste-toenergy incinerators up in
she said. “The water, the sewer, the solid waste, the growth study, there’s a tremendous amount on our plates, including agricultural land and food safety.” The regional district faces a major challenge is its dealings with TransLink over the transit authority’s funding proposal for an expansion plan. The board was to have voted last week on TransLink’s request to raise property taxes to fund the $1.4-billion SkyTrain line into Coquitlam, but provincial Transportation Minister Shirley Bond recently granted an extension. TransLink’s proposal would have resulted in an additional charge of around $50 per Delta household in
Lois Jackson Metro mainstay a couple of years. Metro’s board was strongly opposed, though, warning that continued increases in the property tax base are not sustainable. Bond gave TransLink and the regional district three months to work out an alternative.
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Municipal spending outstrips population growth & inflation A pro-business group’s analysis of Delta’s spending is overly simplistic and unfair, according to municipal officials. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business recently released the findings of the third edition of its Municipal Spending Watch, which showed B.C. municipalities spent almost 10 per cent more on operating expenses in 2008 than in 2007, despite inflation and population only rising a combined four per cent. A spokesperson for the group noted the lack of control over municipal operating spending impacts taxpayers. In Delta, according to the report, between 2000 and 2008 municipal operating spending growth was 35.8 per cent, but population and inflation growth was only 15.2 per cent. By not keeping spending to population growth and inflation between 2000 and 2008, Delta cost a typical family of four $822 more in property taxes, said the spokesperson. However, civic finance director Karl Preuss had a very different take on the findings in a presentation to Delta council last week, saying the CFIB’s figures
do not reflect inflationary pressures impacting a municipality, such as salary and energy costs that increase at rates exceeding inflation. Echoing the response of the Union of BC Municipalities that municipal spending is not solely driven by population growth, Preuss noted Delta has been able maintain service levels and deliver new and expanded programs while keeping property taxes at reasonable levels. Some of those new programs include construction of a fire hall in the Tilbury area and the Sungod Recreation Centre expansion. Meanwhile, Delta’s debt has been reduced from $58.3 million in 2000 to $28.3 million in 2008, resulting in lower annual debt payments. Municipal reserves have also increased substantially. At the same time, Delta has growing regional costs, while also losing property tax revenue from B.C. Ferries and having port taxes capped, Preuss added. Saying the CFIB report provides only a “junior level analysis,” Mayor Lois Jackson noted the organization’s real agenda is to lower tax rates for small businesses.
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A former Tsawwassen First Nation council member who threatened band staff last year will avoid a criminal conviction if he abides by court-ordered conditions for the next 12 months. Darren “Remo” Williams pleaded guilty in Surrey Provincial Court to one count of uttering threats. The Crown stayed two other charges. On Friday, Williams was given a conditional discharge and sentenced to 12 months probation. He must
perform 20 hours of community service and receive counseling as ordered by his probation officer. Williams is also prohibited from owning weapons for a year. The charges arose from an incident that took place in May 2009. In his reasons for judgment, Judge Michael Hicks said Williams was upset with the way a proposed redevelopment of 125 acres planned by Williams and his brother was being dealt with by the band and TFN
staff. He threatened two staffers at the band office and also sent an e-mail threatening to kill the recipient, a senior TFN staff member, and two others. The judge said Williams sent two apologetic e-mails hours after the initial message. He was suspended from his position on the Tsawwassen First Nation governing council following the incident. With files from the Province
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Tammen said it would be difficult for Holmes to conclude the accused had any intention to kill, if she indeed finds Panghali was in any way involved with his wife’s death, and a manslaughter conviction would have to be the “default.” “Whatever the event was that caused death could’ve been started and over in a matter of 30 seconds,” he
said. “The fall back is manslaughter.” On the issue of Panghali being found guilty or not guilty, Tammen argued the Crown’s case is founded exclusively on circumstantial evidence and there are “all kinds of rational and more plausible inferences to be drawn from the evidence.” The defence lawyer addressed the Crown’s presentation of his client’s alleged “post-offence conduct” as “somehow consistent with guilt.” Tammen argued Panghali’s conduct was “quite consistent” with “showing the appropriate level of concern and worry.” He also noted that Panghali had been on prescription medicine at the time that could have affected the way he reacted to people. Tammen also charged that some of the Crown’s witnesses demonstrated “palpable bias” in their testimony, as they were “understandably upset” by the tragic death.
Tammen argued the Crown’s evidence is silent on the exact circumstances of the victim’s death. The Crown’s case, he said, relies only on the evidence of the pathologist who performed the autopsy that she died by manual strangulation. “That is the only evidence in this case as to the cause of death,” he told the judge.
The trial of Mukhtiar Panghali wrapped up last Friday, but the judge has reserved her verdict until January.
Sgt. Sharlene Brooks said there were no serious injuries in the Ladner attack. ment searched the area using a K9 unit with aerial support from Air One, a police helicopter, but were unable to locate the suspects. The first suspect is described as a man in his early 20s with a medium build and wearing a black shirt and blue jeans. The second suspect is also described as a man in his early 20s, about 5’8” tall with a medium build and wearing a black shirt and beige pants. The incident is still under investigation.
The Mukhtiar Panghali murder trial wrapped up in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster last Friday with Justice Heather Holmes expected to deliver her verdict on Jan. 14. The former Surrey teacher is on trial for second-degree murder and interfering with a dead body in connection with the October 2006 strangulation of his pregnant wife, Manjit Panghali, who was also a Surrey teacher. The Cloverdale resident’s charred body was found alongside Deltaport Way in South Delta a few days after she disappeared. The Crown finished its final arguments on Thursday and the defence’s were heard Friday. On Friday, defence lawyer Michael Tammen urged Holmes not to let the assumption of his client’s innocence be outweighed by the Crown’s inference of his guilt.
Delta police are looking for two suspects after an attempted armed robbery over the weekend. Three men were walking in the 4600-block of 51st Street in Ladner in the early morning hours Saturday when two other men approached them. The suspects were both wearing black balaclavas and were armed with guns, which police believe may have been replicas or pellet guns. One of the suspects was also armed with a knife. The two assailants ordered the three men to the ground. The victims, however, did not co-operate and, as a result, one of the suspects struck one of the men with his gun. Delta police spokesperson Sgt. Sharlene Brooks said there were no serious injuries in the attack. The suspects were scared off by a passing vehicle and fled the area without taking anything. Brooks said the depart-
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MURPHY’S LAW Say what you will about Carole James’ leadership style or her tenure atop the NDP, but the lady’s exit from provincial politics was a noble one. James, who was instrumental in rebuilding a decimated opposition but wasn’t able to get the New Democrats over the hump, is one of those rare politicians who put the good of the party above her own interests. When the Liberals introduced the HST last year and immediately began to plummet in the polls, James must have thought her big opportunity had arrived. After two electoral losses, she was finally in line to grab that elusive brass ring. All she had to do was sit back and watch the Liberals implode. As it turned out, that was easier said than done. It soon became clear that Campbell and Co. didn’t have the market cornered on caucus unrest as James was forced to square off with a baker’s dozen of dissidents within her own party. After seven long years in opposition and the halls of power so tantalizingly close, you’d think the NDP leader would have done whatever was necessary to quell the uprising and seize the keys to the province. I guess you could argue James’ inability to do so speaks to her shortcoming as a leader, and there’s likely some truth in such an allegation, but it also demonstrates her regard for the party and her belief that it is more important than any one individual. She had options. She had the support of the majority of MLAs in caucus and had just received a strong endorsement from the NDP’s provincial council, so she could have played hardball with the 13 dissidents. James could have banished the unfaithful from the party, but she realized doing so would have created a rift so deep it likely wouldn’t have healed in time for the next election. She also recognized a new leader could bridge the gulf that had been created and present a unified front to voters, giving the NDP its best chance at toppling the Liberals. But that meant James, who had become a polarizing presence, had to give up the dream of becoming premier. I suspect many politicians in her situation, with that long sought after top job so close they could taste it, wouldn’t have put the party first, choosing instead to soldier on in hopes of personal glory. The fact James didn’t do so speaks to her loyalty to the NDP. You could argue the Vancouver Island MLA might not have been the right leader at this point in time, but there’s no denying she did the right thing for the party.
Celebrating Christmas can be hazardous in some countries DEBBIE McBRIDE
COMMUNITY COMMENT “Do they know it’s Christmas time at all?” It’s a question asked in a Bryan Adams’ Christmas song and the answer is an uncomfortable one. The fact is, there are large regions of the world that don’t know it’s Christmas or if they do, that knowledge is suppressed and even unlawful. Are you aware that in many nations, celebrating Christmas could put you in jail and even result in a death sentence? The song, of course, is asking those who celebrate Christmas to think of others who don’t have the plenty we do and reminds us to be charitable to those in need. Christ was born to send the message that God loves and cares for us all and we, in turn, need to do the same. It’s hard to believe entire nations
have made spreading that message illegal and recently I was directly reminded of that. For 30 years we’ve sponsored three children in various parts of the world and every Christmas I return to them a Christmas gift card that is sent to us by the charity. This year there was a twist that took me aback and made me wonder about my choice in continuing to support the children and their families. There was a note attached to a couple of the gifts that gave the explanation for using the term “winter holiday” as opposed to Christmas this year. It was explained the use of the word Christmas could put those who receive the gift in jeopardy. The governments of the countries where the children live allow them to receive monetary support but there can be no reference to the Christian perspective that encourages me to give it. Should I be offended? Maybe, but I’m not. I’m saddened instead there are those in powerful positions so afraid of an idea and faith that spreads the message of equality, love and forgiveness for all. I’m concerned this indicates a
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hardening of lines between nations that have turned how and whom you worship into a way to control people and world politics. Will I withdraw my support from these charities? No, because to do so would unfairly punish those who already have a tough existence and is not what Christ’s birth was for. I will watch my grandson’s school Christmas concert with the rose-coloured glasses of a grandma. I will board the Christmas train with others of different faiths and races and with them enjoy the fun and beauty of the night. I’ll be uplifted by the homes that are aglow with lights that help ease the winter’s gloom. I’ll share presents, traditions and meals with family and friends. I’ll go to church to celebrate Christ’s birth and sing wondrous hymns of praise. I’ll do all this without fear of arrest or reprisal. Importantly, though, I’ll celebrate the fact those who choose not to do any of those Christmas-related activities can do so without the fear of arrest and reprisal as well. Love is what the nativity sought to teach us; may peace follow in its wake.
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DEVELOPMENT OF A PEST MANAGEMENT PLAN - NUISANCE MOSQUITO CONTROL The purpose of this Pest Management Plan (PMP) No. 700-0003-2011/2015 is to reduce overall mosquito annoyance within The Corporation of Delta and the Tsawwassen First Nation by controlling larval development using an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach to control. The PMP focuses on larval mosquito control initiatives and uses public education, physical site modiﬁcation and biological controls to reduce larval mosquito populations. The PMP also conserve natural mosquito predators wherever possible and includes the use of nonpersistent, bacterial larvicides. The proposed duration of the PMP is from 15 April 2011 to 31 December 2015. Larvicide products proposed for use include VectoBac 200G, which contains the natural-occurring soil bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis, (PCP #18158) and VectoLex CG (PCP # 28008) made with the related bacterium Bacillus sphaericus. Both of these products provide speciesspeciﬁc control of mosquito larvae and are non-toxic to other organisms including ﬁsh, birds, wildlife, man and domestic animals. This PMP will replace Delta’s previous PMP that expires in 2011. No substantive changes from the existing PMP are being considered in the development of this PMP. Mosquito larvae require stagnant or non-ﬂowing waters, temporary or permanent, to develop. Development habitats include salt marshes and freshwater marshes, ponds and ditches. When physical alterations (draining, ﬁlling) are neither practical nor desirable, developing larvae will be treated using VectoBac 200G or VectoLex larvicides. Total area for larvicide treatment is not to exceed 50 hectares of public lands in each year of the PMP. Applications of VectoBac 200G and VectoLex CG will be made using ground-based, hand-broadcast methods. All applications will be conducted within The Corporation of Delta and Tsawwassen First Nation lands. This Pest Management Plan is being prepared for The Corporation of Delta and Tsawwassen First Nation by D.G. Regan and Associates Ltd., an environmental services ﬁrm with extensive experience in pest management plan development and local mosquito control operations. Information on proposed treatment areas, annual mosquito control program operations and this draft PMP are available to the public through Delta’s website at www.corp.delta.bc.ca or by request through The Corporation of Delta, Ofﬁce of Climate Action and Environment, 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta, B.C. V4K 3E2 (604) 946-3253, Facsimile (604) 946-3240, or email: email@example.com. For VectoBac or VectoLex product information please see the manufacturer’s website www.valentbiosciences.com. A person wishing to contribute information regarding a proposed treatment site, relevant to the development of this Pest Management Plan, may send copies of the information to Delta’s Ofﬁce of Climate Action and Environment at the contact addresses above within 30 days of the publication of this notice. The identity of any respondents and the contents of anything submitted in response to this notice and application will become part of the public record. The Corporation of Delta 4500 ClarenceTaylor Crescent Delta BC V4K 3E2 www.corp.delta.bc.ca
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Homeless keep warm thanks to efforts of local company University Sprinklers collects coats and blankets for the less fortunate With reports of La Nina bringing one of the worst winters in recent history, one local business decided to do something to help those in need this December. Tsawwassen-based University Sprinklers wanted to do something to minimize the suffering brought on by the bitter cold winter, so the company decided to collect coats and blankets during November to be donated to agencies assisting the homeless. Throughout the month, University Sprinklers, the largest installer of residential and commercial irrigation in British Columbia, collected just under 100 coats, more than 50 blankets and two dozen toques and scarves. Those involved in the collection were builders,
landscapers and property management companies. Some are local businesses and others are located throughout Metro Vancouver. The donations are going to benefit two Lower mainland charities — The Gathering Place in Vancouver, which assists low-income families and homeless people, and Door is Open on Cordova Street in Vancouver, which assists homeless by providing daily meals. University Sprinklers has been operating locally since 1983 and employs 60 people. University Sprinklers is proud of this project and thanks all the businesses and all of its employees who have collectively collaborated in its first annual coat and blanket collection.
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Work begins on former site of Johnny’s Store the Lowe family ran a thriving business, until 1995 when John and Siu retired and sold the business to the Lee family, who ran the store over the next 12 years. Unfortunately in the years to come, corner grocery store businesses were not as profitable, and keeping in mind the condition of the building, John and Siu decided to rebuild the store to be more adaptable to the economy and neighbourhood. The development process began in 2006 but the project was put on hold for more than a year after John Lowe’s passing in January 2007. However, as the development was a dream for the Lowes, the family recommenced the project with Hearth Architectural and Pacific Rim Construction. After two years of dis-
cussion and negotiation with Delta, the province and other committees, the Lowe family is pleased to announce that construction of the new building is beginning. The two-story building will feature retail on the lower level and office space on the second floor. Richard Lowe said the building will have a heritage look. Construction is expected to take five to six months.
Siu Lowe (middle) is joined by her sons Richard (left) and Robert for a ceremonial groundbreaking for the family’s new building. Missing from the photo is daughter Bonnie Leung.
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which will include maps of the area for those interested in touring by bike, and racing bikes during triathlon season, something else for which he has received many requests. The new space can easily be rearranged to accommodate bike maintenance workshops, Enns said, as well as another new exciting development for the store. Enns is planning to introduce a new riders club in the near future. He said he’s always hearing from bike enthusiasts who are looking for other people to ride with.
The plan is to facilitate a place for people of all biking abilities and interests to find a group to ride with. While the riding group is separate from the store, Delta Bike is a major sponsor, he said, and group members will be eligible for special discounts and biking clinics. “We’ve seen a huge movement in biking,” he said, adding many people are looking at it as a real transportation alternative. “It’s a great way to live green here locally.” The Delta Bike Company is located at 5666-12th Ave. For more information, call 604-943-5670 or visit www.deltabike.ca.
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n expanded space also means expanded services for the Delta Bike Company. Dave Enns, who has owned the Tsawwassen store since 2006, said the recent move across the parking lot was simply due to a need for more space. As a result, the 12th Avenue store not only has more room for all its inventory, which includes a range of bikes, accessories and clothing, but will be able to expand its services. The new location allows for more space for bike repairs and provides enough room to offer bike rentals and workshops. Enns said the store decided to branch out into the rental market after receiving numerous requests, but the old location was simply too small to accommodate the additional inventory. He said there are plans to offer rental packages,
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Miracle appliance likely $ won’t be under the tree LIVING MATTERS This Christmas, I’m kind of hoping for some boots. Or some books. Or some baubles. Or maybe, just maybe, a Thermomix. OK, so I’m guessing you’ve probably heard of boots, books and baubles. But I’m also guessing you’ve never heard of the Thermomix. I hadn’t — not until I opened my daily paper a few weeks back, and read about the miracle gadget that does everything in the kitchen, short of pouring you a martini and massaging your shoulders. The Thermomix makes ice cream, whips cream, brews coffee, steams vegetables, mixes dough, cooks rice and slow-cooks stew. While it wasn’t made clear in the article, I assumed it would also be capable of rifling through my refrigerator and mulching anything rancid enough to poison the
“You’re going to start milling grain?” my husband asked. “Aren’t you too busy doing other things? Like writing to-do lists, say?” “Listen, smarty pants,” I said. “It’s not me who’d be doing the milling. That would be the Thermomix. Think about it: how cool would it be to eat freshly made bread from freshly ground grain, topped with freshly churned butter?” The husband stirred his coffee. The coffee that had been made in a machine that doesn’t know the first thing about whipping cream. “Our kitchen appliances are so lame,” I said, glancing at the bread-maker, food processor and slow cooker. “What does it cost?” asked the husband. I glanced at the end of the article. “Oh,” I said. “$1,600.” “Oh,” said my husband. “Anything else you might want?” “Yeah,” I said. “Boots.” Yes, they’ll keep my feet dry. And though the Thermomix can tackle it all, that’s one thing it simply can’t do.
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Look Your Best Wishing you and your family a Joyful Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Local music teacher D. Ross Houghland has released the third edition of his Christmas carols book.
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Popular local music teacher D. Ross Houghland has released the third edition of his arrangements of 24 Joyful Christmas Carols. To date, the carol book has sold over 8,000 copies and he has big plans for a “virtual” edition next year. With the cost of suitable sized digital photo frames becoming affordable, his idea is to load songs into the frames and place it on a music stand just like a book. Songs could be added by purchasing a “thumb drive” loaded with more songs. His current carol book is available as a PowerPoint show, but he admits that having a laptop on a music stand is awkward. “The frames would be
the same size as a music book with no pages to turn, no paper and no pre-printing or shipping,” he said. “All the musicians I have spoken to are really excited about it.” Houghland was the owner of a Tsawwassen music store in the 1980s and continues to teach guitar and bass at his home studio in Boundary Bay. Details are available at his website at www. steelstring.ca; click on the SongInView link. The paper version of 24 Joyful Christmas Carols is selling for $14.95 at DeltaGeeks.net and Sublime Art Supplies and Gallery in Tsawwassen and Tapestry Music in White Rock.
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Christmas season hits Ladner
Tradition continues with tree lighting and carol ships event last weekend The tree lighting ceremony, the hay wagon carolers, the parade and the decorated boats were a huge success last weekend largely due to a team of dedicated volunteers and willing workers who donate their time and efforts each year to help celebrate one of Ladner’s most beautiful traditions. It all started with the arrival of a caravan full of hay and Christmas lights and 150 enthusiastic carolers on board sponsored by the Ladner Gospel Assembly. This year marked 34 years of caroling to the community. They entertained a large crowd of at least 3,000 people at the tree lighting ceremony and also at the docks. Alistair Milne led the carolers in song and sang a duet with Ashley Milne. Carl Derozio accompanied the carolers on the piano and Ray Webber was the master of ceremonies. Marie Webber co-ordinated and organized the caroling event. Special thanks to Michael Wolzen of J. Wolzen Trucking for supplying his truck and a driver and to Ocean Trailer for supplying the large china top trailer. The hay for the truck was donated by Laura Wolzen of Greystone Stables and the generator by Double R Rentals. Special thanks to the Ladner Business Association for all their help and for sponsoring this popular event. After the countdown was given by MLA Vicki Huntington, the Christmas tree lights came ablaze on the tree. It took three countdowns to light the tree as no one could find the plug, which cause much hilarity and entertainment for everyone. Kate Armstrong was the co-ordinator for the children’s parade of decorated bicycles, tricycles, wagons and the beautiful float sponsored by Delta Christian School. The bagpipers led the parade with Santa following in a fire truck. Roy and Val Botkin organized the boat and light parade. Hot chocolate was enjoyed by all on Friday and Saturday thanks to the Legion. Carolers from the Ladner Gospel Assembly (top) provided some Christmas tunes last Friday during the festive proceedings. Talia and her friend Emily, both 4 (above), took part in the children’s parade, while Andy Cooper and Lisa Smith (left) admired the Christmas tree. The carol ships (right) were shining brightly in Ladner Harbour.
PHOTOS BY CHUNG CHOW More photos at www. delta-optimist.com
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Come Worship Together as a Family & Celebrate the Birth of our Saviour Children’s Production “Star of Wonder”
Christmas Eve Mass Schedule
Dec. 19th at 5:00pm
5:00 pm 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 11:30 pm
Christmas Eve Candle Light Service
(Corner of 44th Ave. and Arthur Dr.)
Dec. 24th 6:00 pm and 11:00 pm offering will be taken for the Children’s Aquatic Park at Diefenbaker Park
Advent & Christmas Services
Christmas Special “An Upside Down Kingdom”
Sunday, December 19th 10:40 AM "Christmas Around the World” (Children’s Presentation) Friday, December 24 – Christmas Eve Service 6:30 PM Candle Light Service Sunday, December 26 10:40 AM Worship Service, Sermon Title: “Jesus The Refugee”
Dec. 26th at 10:30 am
9:00 am 11:00 am
For more details visit our website at www.southdelta.org
A Blessed and Happy Christmas to the Community from Sacred Heart Parish 3900 Arthur Drive, Ladner 604-946-4522
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Sacred Heart Parish celebrates with you, your families and our neighbouring faith communities the Good News of the birth of Jesus Christ.
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All Saints Anglican Church
4755 Arthur Drive, Ladner 604-946-8413 www.allsaintsladner.org Christmas Pageant and Family Eucharist Friday, December 24 – 4:30pm Candlelight Eucharist Friday, December 24 – 11:00pm Carols 10:30pm Christmas Morning Eucharist December 25 – 10:00am (one service only, no 8:30am Communion) “I bring you good news of great joy.” Luke 2:10
Tsawwassen United Church 693-53rd Street Tsawwassen (beside High School)
Phone 604 943-2911 www.tsawwassenunited.org
Sunday December 19
Worship with Church School Christmas Pageant
5:00 pm 7:00 pm 9:00 pm
A Wee Brief Christmas Service especially suited for young ones Christmas Eve Worship for all ages Christmas Eve Carols and Communion
Advent & Christmas Services
Friday December 24 Christmas Eve at Ladner United Church
Friday, December 24th 5:00 PM: Family service with readings, carols and music by Church & Community Youth 10:00 PM: Candlelight communion with special music by Sandra Dawn & violinist Julia Latimer
St. Stephen’s United Church
9696 Ladner Trunk Road (at Hwy. 99), East Delta Sunday December 19
Christmas Sunday Worship
Christmas Eve Worship with Pageant
Friday December 24 - Christmas Eve at St. Stephen’s
Tsawwassen Alliance Church 4951 12th Avenue | 604.943.6148 www.tsawwassenalliance.org
Sunday, December 26th 10:00 AM: A service of carols & readings for the 1st Sunday after Christmas, Celebrating the Birth of the Christ Child
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Breakfasts keep Santa busy St. Nick is star attraction at events in Ladner & Tsawwassen Saturday morning
The Ladner Business Associationâ€™s Breakfast with Santa at the Ladner Community Centre took place last Saturday at the same time as the Corporation of Deltaâ€™s event at the South Delta Recreation Centre. Luckily St. Nick made both. Top left: Bailey Chase, 3, gets facepainted by Katie Riley in Tsawwassen. Top right: Kristen Walz, 7, loves the pancakes in Ladner. Left: Sean, 5, and Julia Fraser, 3, tell Santa what they want in Ladner. Right: Elodie Streit, 2, has problems with static cling in Tsawwassen.
PHOTOS BY CHUNG CHOW More photos from these events at www. delta-optimist.com
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Wrap up the Symphony for the perfect Holiday Gift!
Birthday boy turns out to be one doing giving
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Six-year-old donates $100 to Rotary’s WaterWorks project
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For some time April Wiesel had been donating money from recycled bottles to the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen’s WaterWorks project. As her six-yearold son’s Nov. 27 birthday approached, she had an idea. When she suggested to Lucas he give up part of his birthday money to help build the project, which will include a children’s water park, he thought it would be a good idea, although he was a little unsure what his birthday would look like with no presents.
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April (left) and Lucas Wiesel presented a cheque for $100 to Tsawwassen Rotarians Rick Lewall and Vicki Sangster last week. When the family contacted the club with the idea, project chair Vicki Sangster’s voicemail back to Lucas found him full of smiles, as he was positively smitten with how excited Sangster was with the help. Lucas knew he would use the water park a lot living so close and would always think about how he helped the community. Lucas and his mom presented $100 to Sangster and club president Rick Lewall at a Dec. 9 breakfast meeting. It’s a moment he and his mom will never forget. “He has already asked if we can do this again next year,” April said. “He took his birthday in stride and didn’t even miss presents. We took him to Toys R Us later and he was able to pick out a Lego toy he had been eyeing for quite some time.” His mom says Lucas can’t wait for the water
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park to be complete. Every time there is a work vehicle or surveyors at the park, he says, “Mommy, they’re starting.” The whole family plans to be there with bells on for the scheduled July 2011 opening. When completed, the project will include a children’s water play area, wading pond, meandering stream with bridge and pathways that will greatly enhance the existing facilities at Diefenbaker Park. Created in partnership with the Corporation of Delta, the WaterWorks project is budgeted at just over $270,000 with the Rotary club committed to half of those funds. The club still has about $30,000 to raise. For more information or to find out how you can help, contact Sangster at email@example.com or call 604-943-7187.
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Preparation the Key to Shopping Success The holiday season is a wonderful time ďŹ lled with laughter, friends and family. You can make the occasion of giving and sharing more enjoyable with a little Christmas shopping preparation. The best way to survive is to make a list before you head out to the shopping centres and your favorite boutiques. Figure out who you need to buy for and what they might like as a gift. Great ideas can be found in the Delta Optimist, through ďŹ‚yers and by looking at all the store fronts as they showcase some of the wonderful wares inside. Keep the list with you and cross off names once you have found the perfect gift. Get out early when things are not quite so busy and enjoy the experience. Take a friend and have lunch or a yummy latte mid way to help reduce fatigue. With a little preparation and the right frame of mind you can be happy and joyful this Christmas.
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All of us here at C’est Moi wish our community a wonderful Christmas and hope you can all enter into the spirit of the season!
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E-offroader Eco-design car made froom bamboo, $29.99, Buttercups Children’s Boutique
WINTER VACATION Aprrox 3hrs $225 A microdermabrasion or LED light therapy facial, Winter spa manicure & Pedicure, Indonesian head massage.
NEW 30 min. Spa Sampler Services Express yourself Facial ... $42 ~ Re!exology ... $38 Hot Stone Massage ... $42 Sugar Body Scrub ... $40 ~ Express Pedicure ... $29.50
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Makes the ideal gift with its advanced repellency, light insulation and removeable hood in 2 colour choices. $153.98 South Coast Casuals
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1202B 56th Street, Tsawwassen
Gifts for the special babies on your Christmas list, Delta Hospital Gift Shop
The ”Claddagh” is a friendship or wedding ring, depending on the way you wear it, Irish Fancy Gifts
HOT STONE MASSAGE
75 min $115 If you’ve never had one of these, try it - you won’t regret it! Trails of heated stones from your toes, over your legs, swirling over your back, lingering long enough to give up their heat and melt the tension from each muscle, Spa Time
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help build a Child Development Centre
Visit reachdevelopment.org/campaign or call 604-946-6622 ext.337 Please give today. Because every child should have the opportunity to reach their potential.
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continues to play a major role in raising money towards the Delta Hospital
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR GIFT SHOP
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• Christmas decorations • Leather purses and wallets • Jewelry • Unique & fabulous giftware for the home & garden • Slippers, Diabetic socks • Baby giftware & knits
Without easy to access to services, children with special needs are at risk of being left behind. You can help. Support the Building for Children Together campaign this season with a donation or a 20/20 pledge. Your donation will help build the new centre in the heart of Ladner and help children with special needs get the critical services they need. To donate or for information visit www.reachdevelopment.org or call 604-946-6622 ext.337
2010 COIN SETS
Large selection of:
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Christmas Sales Event
Bushnell H2O Compact Binocular
Irish Setter hunting boots by Red Wing - on sale. Some boots feature Gore-Tex waterproof membrane, ultra-light, ScentBan, Thinsulate. Stillwater Sports
Camo or Black
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Reg. $67.99 Stock# B13-1005
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ROBERT GRAHAM SHIRT The number 1 selling men’s shirt in North America found at John Michael Menswear
Includes carrying case, neckstrap & lenscloth
4849 Delta Street, Ladner 604-946-9933
Merry Christmas to all our customers Open Late Friday December 17th 9:30-8:00pm
TOASTESS HOT AIR CORN POPPER
Tasty, nutritious, low calorie treat, $19.99, Home Hardware Building Centre in Tsawwassen
SANTA AND THE RED-NOSED 2010 LENTICULAR COIN
Charm friends, tilt the coin and the image changes. Western Coin & Stamp
5066 - 48th Ave., Ladner • www.cobblestonecottage.ca
Kitchenware & Gifts
The Staff at Hawaiian Beach wish you a Merry Christmas Discounted In-Store Package Pricing on Vertical & Lie Down Beds. Includes tanning lotion Expires December 31,2010
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• New! Our cozy fleeced lined Aran Fisherman Knit Sweaters for men & women • Rugby Shirts from the Celtic nations • Mohair Throws in vibrant colours • Tweed Hats, Caps & Ties
Fashions from Ireland and Great Britian. Beautiful handknit and hand loomed traditional Aran sweaters. Wood & Mohair sweaters, handwoven capes, coats and jackets. Hats, caps, jewellery & more.
EGG & MUFFIN TOASTER
On the Steveston Waterfront #110-3866 Bayview St., Richmond, BC V7E 4R7
Aromatherapy products- for the young and the young at heart. Removeable inner pouches warm in the microwave to provide a snuggly warmth. Small Beary $29.98, Baby Woolly Lamb $25.98. Just two of the wide assortment of products available at South Coast Casuals. Makes your favourite breakfast sandwiches at home in minutes, $79.99, Home Hardware Building Centre, Tsawwassen
Kenneth Cole Jewelry, Delta Hospital Gift Shop
Tel: 604-272-1101 Fax: 604-267-2003
Personalized calendars, $24.95, Sure Copy
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More than just a Pandora store, check out our gold & silver jewelry. Lawlor Goldsmith
WHOLE BODY VIBRATION
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Give your sweetheart dance lessons together for Christmas and sweep her right off her feet, Grand Ballroom
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Gift Giving Made Easy! With over 45 shops and services you’re sure to ﬁnd that perfect present at
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December 15, 2010 The Delta Optimist A29 Coming Events Clubs & Groups ◆The Tsawwassen Library puppeteers offer a charming theatre experience to children and accompanying adults alike. The Christmas Scramble is on Thursday, Dec. 16 from 3:30 to 4 p.m. For more information, visit or phone the information desk at 604-943-2271. ◆There’s a Teen Pizza and Games Night on Thursday, Dec. 16 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Ladner Pioneer Library, 4683-51st St. For ages 12 to 19. Registration is required. Visit or call the information desk at 604946-6215. ◆The Ladner Badminton Club has started up with Youth Drop-in Badminton that runs every Monday from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. at the Ladner Community Centre. The drop-in fee is $2. Please bring your own racket and proper shoes. If you have any questions, please e-mail ladnerclub@ hotmail.ca. ◆There will be a Teen Pizza & Games Night at the Ladner Pioneer Library on Thursday, Dec. 16 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be a variety of favourite
and new games (Apples to Apples, Clue, etc.) to play. Pizza and games will be provided by Imperial Hobbies. For ages 12 to 19. Registration is required. Visit or call the information desk at 604-946-6215. ◆The Boundary Bay Quilters Guild invites you to attend our meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 21. Check out our show & tell and lending library. This month there is a Sewing Table Sale. We meet at the Sacred Heart Gym, 3900 Arthur Drive in Ladner. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and our meetings are from 7 to 9 p.m. Guests are always welcome for a $5 entrance fee. For more information: www.boundarybayquiltersguild.ca or call 604-9480692. ◆Celebration of Life – During this season of celebration and reflection, we invite you to place a dove on the tree in honour or memory of someone dear until Dec. 23 at the Centre for Supportive Care (4631 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Ladner) Mondays 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 604948-0660 for more information.
26 at 1 p.m. Bring your extra food from Christmas. Sandwiches, coffee and tea will be provided. There will be a gift exchange (approx. $5) or recycle one. Donations to the food bank will be accepted. Music by McKee Jammers.
◆Toastmasters in Tsawwassen Do you want to gain confidence in public speaking? Do you want to learn leadership skills? Ambassadors Toastmasters Club meets twice a month in Tsawwassen. For more information visit: www. AmbassadorsToastmasters. org. Seniors ◆A Christmas variety show is set for Friday, Dec. 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. at McKee Seniors Recreation Centre, 5155-47th Ave., Ladner. The lineup includes the McKee Tappers, Free Flight School of Ballet and the Ladner Glee Club. Donations to the food bank will be accepted. Cost: $2 at the door. For more information call 604-946-1411. ◆There will be a Christmas lunch on Saturday, Dec. 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at McKee Seniors Recreation Centre with a full turkey meal with all the trimmings. For members it costs $5 and for guests it costs $12. ◆A Boxing Day potluck lunch will be held at the McKee Seniors Recreation Centre on Sunday, Dec.
◆Don’t be diasappointed, get your tickets for the Jan. 31 New Year’s Frolic at KinVillage Community Centre, 5430-10th Ave., Tsawwassen. Tickets are available at the centre until Dec. 17 at $48 for members and $55 for non-members. Doors open at 7 p.m. and a salad bar is served at 7:30 p.m. A `Buffet Beautiful by Raj` is the featured meal at 8 p.m. Party favours and door prizes are part of the evening’s events and a variety of music for dancing will be provided by Swing Patrol. A free drink of choice will be available for the midnight toast. Call 604-943-0225 for more information. ◆McKee Seniors
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Recreation Centre will host a New Year’s Eve dinner/ dance on Friday, Dec. 31 starting at 5 p.m. Members: $25, non-members: $30. Entertainment by Sincerely Yours. New Year brought in at 9 p.m. PST. Donations to the food bank will be accepted. Call 604-9461411 for more information. ◆The Circle of Friends offers social events to active seniors like movies, theatre trips, potlucks and walks. Meet at McKee House on the last Monday of the month at 7 p.m. Call Lesley at 604-946-9180 for more information. Fund Raisers ◆TOOBs Dinner Raffle: $20 a ticket. Prize: Dinner for eight in your home. You select the main course. The TOOBs provides food, wine, table setting, serving, clean up, and a ride home for your guests. 300 tickets are available. Draw date: Jan. 15. $500 value. Dinner date set by you and the TOOBs. Contact: toob@ telus.net, 604-943-6040. New members always welcome. www.toobnews.ca. Arts ◆Artists often employ
opposites such as dark and light, or lively and calm within their each of their compositions. At the Big & Small art show and sale presented by the South Delta Artists’ Guild, “opposites” will be depicted with the use of scale; be it the very large or the very small. The show runs until Dec. 23 at the Tsawwassen Longhouse Gallery located on the SE corner of 18th Avenue and 56th Street. Visit from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. For information on upcoming shows and workshops visit: southdeltaartistsguild. com. ◆A community band is seeking musicians (men and women 18+). Uniforms provided. Come and have a fun night out. Call Don at 604-946-8130 for more information. The Coming Events column is published every Wednesday as a community service. If you have a nonprofit event, mail, drop off, fax, or e-mail (events@ delta-optimist.com) the details to the Optimist by 3 p.m. Monday. Submissions are subject to space limitations (no phone calls, please).
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Seniors Staying Together: When aging couples require different levels of care
ne of the most difﬁcult situations any elderly couple could face is the need to separate because of varying levels of care requirements. Often, one half of the couple will need more care than the other and, after so many years of living side by side, the loving couple is separated. One is moved into a long-term care facility and the other stays home. With nearly 13% of South Delta’s population being seniors, there is no doubt that many local couples are currently facing this situation.
“It’s a very common concern,” says Brian Buckley, owner of the Delta Nurse Next Door franchise. “Many couples are split up every year because they feel like a long-term care facility is the only option when one of them requires a higher level of care.” While facilities can offer great care and help many individuals to receive the attention they need, there is another option. Homecare services allow elderly couples to remain together.
“Homecare services can be customized so that each individual receives as much or as little attention as they need,” says Buckley, whose homecare company is able to provide almost all of the care available in long-term care facilities right in the client’s home.
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A34 The Delta Optimist December 15, 2010
The Canadian Collectors Roadshow is Coming to Town! TRADE IN YOUR OLD UNWANTED JEWELLERY COINS OR COLLECTIBLES FOR THE CASH YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON EVEN MORE SPECIAL!
HERE’S HOW IT WORKS
BRING IN YOUR OLD COINS
BRING IN YOUR VINTAGE TOYS
BRING IN YOUR COLLECTIBLES
BRING IN ALL YOUR SCRAP GOLD AND JEWELLERY
• Gather all your collectibles and bring them in • FREE admission and NO appointment necessary • We will make offers on the spot if there is interest in the item • Accept the offer and get paid immediately • Free Coffee • No Line Ups • Fully Heated Indoor Facility SCRAP GOLD, GOLD COINS, GOLD OUNCES, GOLD PROOF SETS AND DENTAL GOLD ARE OTHER GOLD ITEMS OF INTEREST. IF YOU’RE NOT SURE IF IT’S GOLD, BRING IT IN ANYWAY AND ONE OF OUR EXPERTS WILL BE GLAD TO EXAMINE IT FOR YOU.
THE ITEMS WE MAKE AN OFFER ON MAY INCLUDE...
• SILVER - Any silver items such as ﬂatware, tea sets, charm bracelets, jewellery and anything marked Sterling or 925 • COINS - Any coins before 1967 (Silver Dollars, Half Dollars, Quarters, Dimes, Half Dimes, Nickels, Large Cents and all others) collectible forgeign coins, rare coins and entire collections • GOLD COINS - All denominations from all parts of the world including Gold Olympic coins • INVESTMENT GOLD - Canadian Maple Leaf, Double Eagle, Gold Bars, Kruggerands, Pandas etc • SCRAP GOLD - All broken gold, used jewellery, any missing pieces (Earrings, Charms, gold Links etc), Dental Gold, Class Rings, Charm Bracelets etc • PLATINUM - Jewellery, Dental, Wiring and anything else made of Platinum • WAR ITEMS - WWI, WWII, War Medals, Swords, Daggers, Bayonets, Civil War Memorabillia etc • JEWELLERY - Diamond Rings, Bracelets, Earrings, loose Diamonds, All Gem Stones etc • PAPER MONEY - All denominations made before 1930, Confederation bills, Large Bills • OTHER COLLECTIBLES - Toys, Train Sets, Dolls, Advertising, Cast Iron Banks, Pottery etc
THIS WEEK THE ROADSHOW IS FEATURED AT The Coast Tsawwassen Inn 1665 56th St. Delta, BC TUESDAY DECEMBER 14th TO THURSDAY DECEMBER 23rd 9AM - 7PM CLOSED SUNDAY DECEMBER 19th We represent thousands of collectors who are all looking for a variety of collectibles! We have purchased a wide selection of items for our group of collectors. The CCG (Canadian Collectors Group) are a private group of collectors who are looking for unique items in a wide variety of categories.
By: Terry Inkler
BRING IN YOUR MILITARY MEMORABILLIA
TOP 5 ITEMS TO BRING GOLD JEWELLERY GOLD COINS SILVER COINS STERLING SILVER
HELD OVER DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND
Roadshow is in Delta Starting December 14th!
After a very successful show in Port Coquitlam, The Roadshow is now here in Delta, BC. So you had better search through your attics and garages, go through your lock boxes and jewellery, because you may be sitting on a small fortune and not even know it! Roadshow experts are here to examine all your antiques, collectibles, gold and silver.
wear anyways. Expert Elijah Gold explains, “We have noticed a substantial increase in the amount of precious metals such as gold and silver coming to the Roadshow, which makes sense considering how high it’s currently trading at. He added, “The Roadshow is great because it puts money in people’s pockets, especially during such hard times. Lots of items that are just sitting around collecting dust in basements and jewellery boxes can be exchanged for money, on the spot!”
During a show near Toronto, a woman came in with a jewellery box that she had just inherited from her late aunt. “I don’t wear jewellery,” explained Barbara Engles, “so it was an easy decision to come down to the Roadshow to sell it”. She was very excited when she was able to walk away with a cheque for over $2,100 for jewellery she was never going to
At another Roadshow event, a woman, named Mira Kovalchek, walked in with a tin full of hundreds of old coins that were given to her as a young child by her grandfather. She ﬁnally decided to come in to the Roadshow and see what he had given her. She was ecstatic to learn she had coins dating back to the late 1800’s, some of which were extremely rare. Roadshow consultant Perry Bruce
Canadian Collectors Roadshow
Local Roadshow Expert Examines Some Gold Jewellery
explains “We had uncovered an 1871 Queen Victoria 50 Cent piece, valued at over $2,000!! She had a nice assortment of coins that were not rare dates, but she was able to sell them for their silver content”. She explains, “I never would have thought that my old tin of coins was worth so much! I can ﬁnally afford to renovate my kitchen”. Perry Bruce
continued, “Canadian coins prior to 1967, and American coins prior to 1964 are all made with silver, and we have noticed a large increase of customers coming to the Roadshow with coins and cashing them in for their silver value”.
Experts at the Roadshow will evaluate and examine your items, FREE OF CHARGE, as well as educate you on them. The Roadshow sees hundreds of people during a one week event, and they have been travelling across Canada to different cities and towns, searching for your forgotten treasures. Trains, dolls, toys, old advertising signs, pocket watches, porcelain and bisque dolls, pretty much everything can be sold at the Roadshow. Any early edition Barbie’s are sought after by the Roadshow collectors, as well as a variety of Dinky Toys and Matchbox cars. Lionel Trains and a variety of tin toys can also fetch a
price, especially if they are in their original box or in mint condition. If a collector is looking for one of your collectibles, they often make offers to buy them.
A man brought in a 1950’s Marx Tin Toy Robot, in fairly good condition, still in its original box. We were able to locate a collector for that speciﬁc toy within minutes, and that gentleman went home with over $700 for his Toy Robot and a few other small toys. So whether you have an old toy car, a broken gold chain, or a Barbie sitting in the closet, bring it down to the Roadshow, we will take a look at it for FREE and it could put money in your pocket!
See you at the Roadshow!
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Gems of Opportunity Tilbury/River Road East Businesses
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Gems of Opportunity Tilbury/River Road East Businesses
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Insta Space Storage 9658 River Road
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Gems of Opportunity Tilbury/River Road East Businesses
TRIPLE FIVE TRUCKING • PROMPT • RELIABLE • QUALITY
604.524.5519 604.290.8405 Kiln Dried Sawdust & Shavings Also Fresh Fir Bark Mulch for Landscaping
Serving the Entire Fraser Valley 10032283
Only Golf Balls 7355 72nd Street
Bella Coola Fisheries 9829 River Road Alex Fraser Bridge Highway 91
Bridgeview Marina 8550 River Road
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• Canadian Firearms Safety Training (Non-Restricted and Restricted)
Advanced Design & Drafting #109 - 7198 Vantage Way
• CORE Hunter Education • Live Fire Training • Bear Defense • Customized Corporate Courses • First Aid
$17.00/dozen Titleist Pro V1
$4.00/dozen Maxﬂi Noodle
$5.00/dozen Titleist Mix
$4.00/dozen Precept Lady
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$5.00/dozen Nike Mix
$4.00/dozen Top Flite Mix
$10.00/dozen Callaway HX Tour
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• Quiet, smoke-free operation in a full range of configurations from 2.5 to 350 horsepower from the world leader in 4-Stroke marine power.
Celebrating Over 30 Years
Telephone: (604) 583-3474 Fax: (604) 583-4940 Member of The Fisheries Council of British Columbia
ella Coola Fisheries Ltd. is a privately owned British Columbia company. Since our founding in 1977, we have experienced rapid growth, while maintaining major emphasis on improving our product quality. Our 20,000 square foot processing facility and sales office employs one-hundred skilled employees, while processing more than 10,000,000 pounds of seafood per year.
Merry Christmas & Safe Boating
resh catches of Pacific fish arrive at our plant via our select fleet of independentlyowned seine boats and packing vessels.
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ockeye, Coho, Pink, Spring, Chum... we market all five species of natural Pacific wild salmon - both fresh and IQF to major buyers in Europe, Japan, the United States, and Canada.
8550 River Road, Delta, B.C. V4G 1B5 604-946-8566 537 Beach Road, Box 282, Sandspit, B.C. VOT 1T0 Ph: 250-637-5432 FILL UP THE COOLER, NOT THE FUEL TANK.
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- Processing - Quality Products
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A38 The Delta Optimist December 15, 2010
Gems of Opportunity Tilbury/River Road East Businesses
H.B Rooﬁng #109 - 7402 Progress Way M and J Woodcrafts #1 - 7338 Progress Way
Quality Work by •All Types Journeymen Roofers of Rooﬁng •Gutters •Metal Roofs •Disposal
KQ Print & Design #130 -7391 Vantage Way
Our Reputation is
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International Motorsports 7225 Brown Street
What’s the difference between the big box print shops and KQ PRINT & DESIGN? It’s our persnickety disposition to treat every job we do as a masterpiece. As the big box shops became jaded and treat their customers as mere numbers, we remain passionate. We guide you personally from conceptualization to printing of your projects. Special Projects: ( 3#9 5"$$#B4 ( /EC>%%#B4 ( ->#G )$FE;#B4 ( @9<<#B4 'B!#$F$#>B% ( 296%>BFG#A9< 516#%$EF% 5F6<% ( *6F;1#? 39%#4B ( 2F?HF4#B4 ( =FC9G% & )#4B% ... FB< E>69.
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24 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS @ www.InternationalMotorsports.com Everyday until Christmas we will have 4 specially priced items on sale!
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Why Relocate when you can Renovate? We say D-I-Y… Why? Because you can SAVE MONEY!
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M’decor Wall Panels Spice up your Home or Office with M’decor Wall Panels from M and J. We can take Your Design Idea and create a true One Of A Kind!
Call in for service specials. Local pickup and delivery available. We sell parts for “Makes and Models”
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Reface your old cabinets with new doors and increase the value of your Home at a fraction of the cost for new cabinets. Buy factory direct cabinet doors from M and J and SAVE NOW!
Motocycles, ATVs, Dirtbikes, Personal Watercraft & Accessories, Jet Skis, Big Wheel Kits and more
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Cabinet Doors Custom Routing
Your Kitchen Cabinet Door and Custom CNC Routing Experts!
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December 15, 2010 The Delta Optimist A39
Gems of Opportunity Tilbury/River Road East Businesses
Roadway Towing 7391 Progress Place Midway Tirecraft 7990 Vantage Way
Great Paciﬁc Forum - Planet Ice 10388 Nordel Court
Riverhouse Restaurant, Pub & Marina 5825 60th AVenue
20 Years Serving Delta, Surrey & White Rock Tires and Service Passenger | Light Truck | Performance Custom Wheels | ATV | Commercial Truck Off Road | Agriculture | Retreading Tire Chains - Chains, tie downs, securement chain
Unlocks, battery boosts, accident towing, heavy duty towing, equipment towing, recoveries
Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy, Prosperous New Year ~ thank you for choosing River House and we look forward to seeing you soon.
New Years Eve House Party in the Pub • a la carte dinner • great music • party favours & bubbly @ midnight • reservations please
New Years in the Restaurant • a la carte dinner • gather your friends & family and bring in the New Year with us • reservations 4:30 - 10pm
To book your Holiday Party, Team Fundraiser, Or any social or business event with us Please call Bryan Balfour 604-930-8727 ext 327 10388 Nordel Court, Delta, B.C. www.planetice.ca
For ICE SPECIALS and to book ice times Call Kori Hawksby 604-930-8727 ext 341 10388 Nordel Court, Delta, B.C. www.planetice.ca
5825 - 60th Avenue, Delta, B.C. www.riverhousegroup.com
604 591 3992 • 604 940 0392
Customer Shuttle available at all Midawy Tirecraft Locations
Tel: 604-946-9100 Fax: 604-946-5051
of serving the community Four Flat-Deck Trucks Available
Other Services 24 hour road service | Commercial Fleet Tire Service
Open: Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 5pm 7990 Vantage Way (Tilbury Park) Delta
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LOST: SILVER-GREY Persian cat, in Fromme Rd area of Lynn Valley. If found call, call 604-985-6565 reward.
HASTINGS, Brenda Marie
SOWERBY, ELSIE Elsie passed away peacefully on December 5th, 2010. The memorial will be held on December 20, 2010 at 2:00pm at the Delta Funeral Home, 5329 Ladner Trunk Road.
September 6, 1947 – November 28, 2010 It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Robert Littlejohn at Delta Hospital on November 28, 2010. Robert was born September 6, 1947 in Vancouver, BC to Elizabeth Ralph and Kenneth William Littlejohn. Bob (aka Chubby Chicken) worked at several jobs over the years, gathering numerous friends with his gentle smile, warm laugh and generous heart. We will miss you Bob. Service details will be announced in the New Year. On-line condolences at www.deltafuneral.ca. Delta Funeral Home 604-946-6040
The Nordmann Family and all the staff at SM Products are profoundly saddened at the passing of Carol Wilson. We will all remember Carol as a warm and caring person whose 20 years of dedication and service to our company will be greatly missed. Our deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers go out to Carol’s family.
November 8, 1936 to December 1, 2010. Brenda moved to Ladner in 1967 to raise her family and never looked back. This was the best p l a ce i n h e r m i n d . O n December 1, Brenda passed away peacefully at Delta Hospital. She loved life and was a fighter. Graduating high school in Victoria at age 16 she went to University to study nuclear mathematics. Her desire was to become a veterinarian but eventually had a long, fulfilling career with Canada Post. She loved the people whose mail was so important. Mom enjoyed helping others through donations or any other means she could. Selling Poppies for the Royal Canadian Legion was a task she looked forward to yearly. She left this world determined and proud. Our family would like to thank Delta Hospital, Surrey Memorial and the BC Ambulance staff for working so hard to make mom’s visits comfortable. Please take your special pet for a walk, give them a hug for her, look to the sky and say hello. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to your favourite charity.
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The Corporation of Delta is looking to establish an eligibility list of qualiﬁedinFireﬁghters The Corporation of Delta is looking to establish an eligibility list of qualiﬁed Fireﬁghters anticipation of in anticipation of future vacancies. The minimum requirements for consideration are future vacancies. The minimum requirements for consideration are successful completion of NFPA 1001, successful completion of NFPA 1001, Levels 1 & 2 and/or service as a professional Levels 1 and 2 and/or service as to a professional Fireﬁghter. Please information refer to our website for detailed requireinformation Fireﬁghter. Please refer our website for detailed on additional onments additional preferred qualiﬁcations, welloverview as an overview of theselection selection process. andrequirements preferred and qualiﬁcations, as well asas an of the process. Interested candidates may pick up apick Fireﬁghter from the Human Department Interested candidates may up a Application FireﬁghterForm Application FormResources from the Human or Resources or download one theat employment section of our websiteforms at download one Department from the employment section of ourfrom website www.deltaﬁre.ca. Completed application www.deltaﬁre.ca. Completed andbysupporting documentation must be and supporting documentation must application be received informs our ofﬁce 4:30 pm, Wednesday, January 6, 2010 received in our ofﬁce by 4:30 pm, Wednesday, January 12, 2011 quoting competition quoting Competition 74/09ex
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1 & 2 bdrm apt w/balcony, West exp, incld ht, hw, cable, prkg, locker. Quiet Bldg, elev, coin laund, NO SMOKING, NO PETS frm $950/m avail Jan 1 & 15. 604-241-3772
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Are your looking for a 2 bedroom in a well maintained building? Bldg is located on 16th Ave and is close to the bus, shops and the beach. To view please call 604-943-7666
1 bedroom bedroom suite suite available available in in 1 small bldg bldg located located near near shops, shops, small school, bus bus stop stop and and rec rec school, centre. Rent Rent includes includes 2 2 appl, appl, centre. carpets, drapes, drapes, heat heat and and hot hot carpets, water. Bldg Bldg consists consists of of new new water. windows and sliding doors. To windows and sliding doors. To view please please call call view 604-782-4326 604-782-4326
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1 and and 2 2 bedroom bedroom suites suites 1 available in in a a quiet quiet well well available maintained bldg, Rent maintained bldg, Rent includes 2 2 appl., appl., drapes, drapes, heat heat includes and hot hot water. water. Located Located close close and to school, school, shopping shopping centre centre to and bus bus route. route. To To make make an an and appt. to to view view please please call call appt. 604-943-1487 604-943-1487
1 bedroom bedroom suite suite available available in in 1 January with with 3 3 appliances, appliances, January carpets, drapes, u/g parking carpets, drapes, u/g parking and laundry laundry facilities. facilities. Located Located and on bus bus route route and and close close to to on shopping centre. For info or to to shopping centre. For info or view please call view please call 604-943-7612 604-943-7612
bedroom suites suites available available in in 11 bedroom a clean clean and and quiet quiet building. building. a Located 1 1 block block from from Located shopping mall mall and and on on bus bus shopping route. Minutes from parks and route. Minutes from parks and beach area. For more info or beachtoarea. more info or view For please call to 604-943-0002 view please call 604-943-0002
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Beautiful complex consisting Beautiful of 6 bldgs.complex & water consisting fountains. & water fountains. 1of&62bldgs. bedroom suites, include 1drapes, & 2 bedroom include wall tosuites, wall carpets, drapes, wallelevators, to wall carpets, balconies, and balconies, and wheel chairelevators, access. Tsaw. wheel chair access. Tsaw. Manor includes heat. Close to Manor includes Close to beach, parks,heat. recreation beach, parks, recreation centre & school. To make an centre & school. To make appt to view please call an appt604-948-9111 to view please call 604-948-9111
2 bdrm suite available in Affordable 1, 2 and 3 bldg. bedroom well maintained suites the heart of shops, Ladner Greatin location near Village. Rent includes 2 appl, school and bus routes. carpets, drapes and hot water. Rents include 2 appliances, Shops and busand stophot nearby. carpets, drapes water. To view or for more info To view this suite, please call please604-946-9268 call 604-946-9268
SorryHarbourside No Pets or BBQs References Required Affordable 1, 2 and 3 bedroom WWW.CENTURY suites in the heart of Ladner Village. GROUP.CA/ Rent includes 2 appl, carpets, drapes and hot water. Shops busoriented, stop nearby. 1 BR ste,and Adult 2 appl, ToVillage, view or incl, for more Ladner heat,info n/s, n/p please call 604-946-9268 Av Jan 1 , $810. 604-940-9434 Sorry No Pets or BBQs Required 3 BR,References 8011B, Ryan Rd, 2nd flr, 1 1/2 bath,WWW.CENTURY totally updated, Immed, np ns $1300. Mike 604-649-3028 GROUP.CA/
QUIET CLEAN 1 br avail Dec. 1, Tsaw. near ammens, park like setting, carpets, References required, no pets 778-316-3401 BEAUTIFULLY REMODELLED spacious 2 BR 2 bath condo, gas fp, new stainless appls, huge sunny deck, Ladner Center, long term rental $1450, ns, pet ok, avail Jan 1st. 604-946-8710
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BR TSAW. ground floor unit, immed, $775, near parks & transit shared storage, laundry & utils, Large yard, np, ns, 604-943-5823 MUST SEE 2 Bdrm lower house, garage, w/d, f/p, $1300 incl util Suits quiet adult/couple 946-9976 TSAW LARGE 1 br +den, 5 appl, clean, nr all ammens, $875+utils, ns, np, Jan 15. 604-250-8216
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Grade 8 hoops
Basketball team could take a run at ending a 49-year drought between provincial “AAA” tourney appearances BY
The Delta Pacers are getting a crash course on how exactly basketball is a different beast at the senior girls level in the Fraser Valley. Optimism should be running high at the Ladner school which hasn’t made an appearance in the provincial “AAA” tournament since 1961. Head coach Kerrie Trotman has come up with a strong group of juniors that was among the top 10 ranked teams in B.C. last season and finished second at the Fraser Valley championships.
Ohori — is often the first off the bench. An encouraging early season sign is Trotman seeing her players confident enough to shoot from the perimeter when the opportunity presents itself. Now she just needs to see more of those shots fall and that comes by spending time in the gym during the season and beyond which is a challenge for a group of multi-talented athletes involved in various sports. “We have had some very good teams in the past and this is a great group of girls to coach,” added Trotman who is carrying 12 players to ensure every girl she has coached in the last three years remains with her. “It’s
South Delta Sun Devils Demaris Poje keeps a close eye on Delta Pacers Jessica van Ryk during last week’s Grade 8 girls basketball game in Tsawwassen. Delta Pacers celebrate their win at last weekend’s Delta Police Senior Girls Basketball Tournament. a huge challenge to try and compete with the top teams out there.” The Pacers tasted their first success of the season by winning last weekend’s Delta Police Tournament at Delview. The locals opened with a win over the Seaquam Seahawks, then enjoyed an explosive second half to pull away from Guildford Park in the semi-finals. In the championship game, the Pacers offense picked up where they left off the night before and rolled past the North Delta Huskies. Megan Trotman earned tournament MVP honours and Griffing was named to the allstar team. Jeri Panesar won the three-point shooting contest. The roster also includes: Brittany Corea, Taylor Fox, Sabreen Bains, Larissa Schwuchow and Tessa Vincent. Doug Griffing and Taka Katsube round out the coaching staff.
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South Delta Rams alumni helps Irish win first B.C. title in 16 years A former South Delta Ram standout helped Vancouver College capture their first provincial “AAA” football championship in 16 years. Daniel Laventure, who spent six years in the Rams system, was one of just two starting Grade 11s with the Fighting Irish this season. The defensive back enjoyed an outstanding season playing corner, recording three interceptions. Two of those were returned for majors, including one for 96 yards, breaking an 84-year-old school record. Laventure’s sister Katie was a field hockey standout at Little Flower Academy where she helped the Vancouver school win the provincial “AA.” She is now play-
ing at the NCAA Division One level at Cornell University. The Fighting Irish defeated the Terry Fox Ravens 28-15 in the championship game, played on Dec. 4 at Empire Field. Another former Ram — Nathan Tuura — also is with the varsity team but was on the injured list this season. Meanwhile, there is more local talent on the way up to the senior level as Ram alumni Alex Deutsch, Liam Mahara, Matt McIntyre and Shoma Sasaki were members of the VC junior varsity team. They also enjoyed an impressive campaign which culminated with a 43-28 loss to Mt Doug in the provincial final, also played on Dec. 4 at Empire.
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However, an impressive resumé provides little in the way of guarantees in senior ball where many of the top programs often age up their juniors and are playing year round. The Pacers got a taste of what they will be up against come the post-season at a recent tournament hosted by the No. 3 ranked WJ Mouat Hawks of Abbotsford. Delta went 2-2 — falling to 10th ranked Centennial and Chilliwack, while producing wins over Mission and Fleetwood Park. “It basically went to form,” said Trotman. “We’re finding out there are some incredible teams out there and it’s been an eye opener for the girls and me so far.” The starting five includes her daughter Megan and Jesse Holowaty — two Grade 11 standouts who were Fraser Valley allstars last season. Hailey Flower-Ainge is also Grade 11 starter, while seniors Rebecca Griffing and Kajsa Cuthbert round out the unit. Another Grade 12 player — Kimiko
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For Bill Rafter and his rink, the recent Langley Bonspiel couldn’t have been more anti-climatic after the first 15 minutes. Sure the Tunnel Town Curling Club foursome did manage to finish in the “C” Event prize mix, but it’s
what they accomplish right out of the gate that will be remembered forever. Rafter’s team pulled off an eight ender — curling’s equivalent of golf ’s hole-inone and perhaps even more rare. It’s estimated there are no more than 25 recorded annually in Canada. It was the first of Rafter’s decorated career that spans
over 40 years and includes being a member of the Brian Gessner rink that represented B.C. at the 2009 senior men’s national championships in Prince Edward Island. It happened in the first end of their opening game with Tunnel Town enjoying the hammer (final stone). Lead Lloyd Hikida’s first
rock found the back of the house. Their opponent went for the freeze which Hikida managed to chip out and stick. The same sequence unfolded for the second stones — thrown by Jeff Corbett. By the time third John Smiley was delivering his rocks, Tunnel Town opted to split the house,
while its opponent continued to look for a freeze. “They wanted to keep coming into the pile and most of them had too much weight,” said Rafter. “We were lying five and thought it was time to split the house and we would be in good shape.” With his team now lying six, Rafter removed his opponents stone and stuck to lie seven. When their opponent’s final rock came up short, it left him with a draw for eight and he went to the right side. His shot rested just inside the 12-
foot ring. As is the tradition, a photo was taken of the historic feat before played resumed. Rafter once flirted with an eight ender at the Vancouver Curling Club back in the 1980s but it would have taken an offthe-chart shot to pull it off. He instead settled for seven. “I’ve competed in a lot of competitive men’s stuff over the years from provincial playdowns to the nationals and this ranks right up there,” Rafter added.
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