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Sod finally turned on ANAF housing project
‘We will be able to provide low to moderate income seniors with better access to quality, affordable housing’ It’s been almost two years in the making, but ground has finally been broken on the project to build a 144-unit seniors housing complex and new armed forces veterans club in Steveston. The Chatham Street site has been the source of much controversy since the landowners — the Army Navy Air Force 284 Club (ANAF) — became embroiled in February, 2009 in their own bitter internal power struggle. At several plot points along the saga, long-standing members were blackballed and banned, senior committee members resigned and a whopping lawyer’s bill, thought to be $
several hundred thousand dollars, was run up as rival factions within the club fought for control. But that all seemed to be a distant memory on Friday, when a senior ANAF representative met with both provincial and federal politicians for an official sod-turning ceremony. ANAF provincial command president Bill Calvert was joined at the ceremony by Steveston MLA John Yap, Delta-Richmond East MP John Cummins, B.C.’s Minister Responsible for Housing Rich Coleman and Mayor Malcolm Brodie. The Maple Residences, as it will be called, is a 144-unit housing development with support services for independent seniors.
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The federal and provincial governments are contributing a combined total of approximately $3.9 million for 30 Seniors Rental Housing (SRH) units in the project. The province will also provide $34.4 million in construction financing. ANAF, which is getting a new clubhouse out of the deal, provided land equity valued at approximately $8.3 million. The Steveston 284 Seniors’ Housing Society (SSHS) will manage and operate the 30 SRH apartments as well as the remaining 114 seniors’ independent living apartments. “There is currently a shortage of affordable housing in this area and through this partnership we will be able to provide low to moderate income seniors with better access to quality, affordable housing in Steveston,”
said Mel Goodwin, president of Steveston 284 Seniors` Housing Society. Delta-Richmond East MP John Cummins said the construction of the Maple Residences will result in more seniors being able to live independently and to “contribute to their community they call home.” While B.C.’s Minister Responsible for Housing, Rich Coleman, said projects such as this one are built faster when forces combine. “Through strong partnerships, we get more accomplished, housing is built faster and seniors are able to enjoy affordable homes in their communities,” Coleman said. ANAF 284’s 300-strong membership has been renting out premises for a temporary club in Steveston until construction is finished in December, 2011.
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Nielson dies: Surely you can’t be serious
Actor’s Richmond relative remembers ‘a truly nice man’ Iconic Canadian actor Leslie Nielsen died on the weekend, prompting his Richmond nephew to mourn the loss of a “very caring, naturally funny guy.” Nielsen appeared in more than 100 movies, with the star shining perhaps most brightly in comedies including Airplane! and The Naked Gun. He died Sunday afternoon in a hospital near his home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., from complications of pneumonia. He was 84. Nielsen’s nephew, Doug Nielsen, who lives in Richmond and works as a dentist in Steveston, said his uncle had been in the hospital with pneumonia for 12 days, and in the last 48 hours it got worse. “This afternoon, surrounded by family, his wife and friends, he basically just fell asleep. It was very peaceful,’’ he said. “He was truly a nice man ... in
day-to-day life, not just because someone wrote something on paper for him. He was a very tender-hearted man. “He was one of my best friends and I loved him dearly. I’ll miss him greatly.” Nielsen’s father was a Mountie and the actor moved around as child, growing up in Regina, Edmonton and towns in northern Canada. Nielsen once said he was never the class clown. “In those days, I was too busy trying to be Mr. Perfect. You try to be Mr. Perfect so that your parents can find nothing wrong with you.” Nielsen got his foot into the showbiz door through radio, as an engineer, disc jockey and announcer at a Calgary station. In December 1949, Nielsen broke into the fresh medium of live TV. During the ’60s and ’70s, Nielsen constantly worked in TV action series, such as
Wagon Train, The Fugitive, The Virginian, Cannon and Kojak. Throughout his career, he appeared in some of the bestknown television programs, including M*A*S*H, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Hawaii Five-O, Columbo and Murder, She Wrote. However, he may be most recognizable for his comedic big-screen roles. In Airplane! Nielsen uttered an often-quoted retort to the question: “Surely, you can’t be serious?’’ “I am serious . . . and don’t call me Shirley,’’ he said. In 2003, Nielsen received both a lifetime achievement award from the Alberta Motion Pictures Industries Association and was presented with an Award of Excellence from the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists. He received the Order of Canada in December 2003. — Postmedia News
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It’s not news to anyone at city hall that the provincial government has been asking municipalities to do more with less over the years. In fact, the financial hey day for cities in B.C. was back in 1978, according to a new report Local Prosperity, Options for Municipal Revenue Growth in British Columbia. It’s been downhill ever since — at least as far as provincial transfer payments go. The report, written by Think City, is a call for municipalities to both demand an increase in transfer payments from the province, as well as develop new revenue streams. Richmond’s hotel tax is singled out as an example of a city generating extra income. The two-per-cent hotel room tax is not going to make the city rich, and it isn’t going to come close to making up for the reduction in payment from senior levels of government, but it helps and, moreover, reflects a new way of thinking, according to one of report’s authors, James Fletcher. These are the kind of innovative solutions cities have to look at, according to Fletcher. If the province is not going to adequately fund cities, it should at least give them the tools to help fund themselves. Currently, the two main sources of income for cities are property tax and sales for services. While cities keep increasing both, they’re not enough. see Income tax page 4
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Income tax: Probably fairest Continued from page 3 As well, these are the most regressive forms of taxation, according to Fletcher. “An income tax is probably the most fair kind of tax. The HST at least offers a rebate for those at the low end of the economic scale, but property tax is the most regressive form of taxation, not only for homeowners but renters as well, given that landlords just pass the tax on to their renters and there is no rebate.” The report encourages cities to look at sales of services such as the sale of energy. Historically, the provincial government has had a high degree of control over the generation, transmission and sale of electrical power via BC Hydro. As a result, British Columbians have enjoyed some of the lowest electricity rates in North America. However, there has been a trend to privatize. In recent years, the B.C. government has made a policy decision to restrict BC Hydro’s ability to build new generation facilities, requiring BC Hydro to purchase power from independent power producers (IPPS). Whether this is in the public’s best interest, is debatable, however it could
open opportunities for municipalities given that municipalities, First Nations and some community cooperatives are among the few entities allowed to sell to BC Hydro, states the report. Through BC Hydro’s “standing offer” program, it’s possible for local governments to generate energy through smallscale renewable energy projects for their own use and sell any surplus to BC Hydro. “Local governments are well positioned to generate power for sale because of their existing infrastructure base and engineering expertise,” the report states. Selling power is just one of the many ideas, along with implementing a water metering program which Richmond has recently done, explored in the report. The report contains some innovative ideas but doesn’t have all the answers, said Fletcher. Rather, it’s meant to kick-start a discussion about how cities can become the vibrant entities they need to be moving forward. Fletcher is also quick to say, while cities can do more to generate revenue, they can’t go it alone. When it comes to housing and transportation, provincial and federal governments also need to step up to the plate.
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A Richmond woman reported missing on Saturday was found dead near Vancouver’s Waterfront SkyTrain station the next day. On Sunday night police confirmed that a body found on the train tracks near the station during the day was that of 20-year-old Gabrielle Isserow, who went missing from her Terra Nova home the day before. Isserow’s family had issued a public plea, saying she suffered from a medical condition and needed regular treatment. Transit police said a SkyTrain employee spotted the body Sunday on a section of turn-around track near Waterfront. Police are still investigating, but there appears to be no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.
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A Richmond man was tracked down in the Interior after allegedly fleeing from an early morning home invasion and attempted murder. The man, 57, is alleged to have burst into a the home of a woman he knew in the 9300-block of Parksville Drive in Richmond around 2 a.m. last Friday and assaulted her and her partner as they slept. When police arrived at the scene, they found the woman and her partner suffering from significant injuries. Both were transported to Vancouver
For the first time, the City of Richmond, in partnership with the Delta Farmland and Wildlife Trust, are providing a winter cover crop program to provide an alternative food source for the visiting snow geese. Winter cover crops are regularly planted in late summer and early fall to protect bare soil from rain erosion after vegetables are harvested from a farm field. Each year, thousands of different flocks of geese rest or winter in Richmond, en route from Wrangel Island in Russia to the north-western U.S. This winter, city staff anticipate more than 100,000 snow geese will use the Fraser Delta as a place to rest during their fall and spring migrations, with many staying in the region over the winter. “Our strategy is to encourage snow geese away from Richmond’s green spaces and schoolyards towards the excellent food source provided by the winter cover crops,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “The city has trained staff that are working alongside the RCMP and the Richmond School Board to implement this safe and controlled diversion program.” The Richmond Nature Park is also offering all Richmond schools an in-class snow goose education program, which includes a one-hour presentation by nature park staff as well as a teacher’s resource package. For more information about the education program call 604-718-6188. To help city staff better understand the migratory nature of the snow geese in Richmond, please contact the City of Richmond’s parks and recreation department at 604-244-1208 if you spot a significant number of snow geese in an area.
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The numbers are astounding. And embarrassing. More than 100,000 women and children are forced out of their homes to escape domestic violence – each year. That’s in Canada. This is not some backwards country in one of the world’s backwaters – the kind of country that we fancy requires our ongoing assistance to maintain civilization. This is not a country afflicted with endemic poverty and the stresses that that creates throughout the social structure. This is not a country perpetually at war with its immediate neighbours and within its own borders, so that violence has become the natural state of being for many of its citizens. This is Canada – a nation renowned and revered throughout the world for its peaceful disposition, and for the laid-back, rational world-view of its people. So it seems yet another stereotype is seriously flawed. And while we’re at it, let’s point out that the root of the problem is violence against women – the children are often caught in the middle. Ending violence against women is not just a legal issue. It’s not just a matter of sending police officers in when the shouting turns to beatings and worse. Violence against women comes in many forms, and until the social respect that all citizens deserve is recognized to be at the heart of the problem, the more visible forms of violence will continue. To beat violence down, we have to go beyond the homes in which violence occurs. We have to address unacceptable – and yet still universally accepted – social relationships that automatically place women in inferior positions. We have to address social demands born of exploitative stereotypes. And we have to address social expectations that continue to place undue burdens on women who strive to succeed in non-traditional arenas. It all comes down to respect. And 100,000 women and children aren’t getting as much of it as they deserve. Langley Advance Editorial
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The Editor, Re: “Naturists want ‘hidden jewel’ of wetlands protected,” News, Nov. 26. It seems that Coun. Steves either misunderstood the problem or purposely diverted the subject of preserving the wetland area adjacent to Country Meadows Golf Course into a question of whether the land should be planted with blueberries or cranberries. Coun. Steves has missed the point. Any kind of farming will destroy this fragile eco-system and eliminate the wildlife living there as well. I don’t think Mr. Steves appreciates the significance of this area and the fact that a family of sandhill cranes have been breeding successfully there for at least two years. If there are only 12 sandhill cranes in the Lower Mainland, three of them have lived in this wetland area for the last two summers. If, as Coun. Steves says, the only way to save this land and protect the wildlife is for someone to buy it, then this is what our “City By Nature” must do. Our council must step up to the plate to purchase and preserve this land as an environmentally sensitive area. Lauris Williams Richmond
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are everyday outcomes of testing HIV-positive. We must also assure people of confidentiality around HIV testing and care. Just as critical, the more controversial, yet scientifically sound, approaches to health care for injection drug users need to become commonplace. Individuals in need of scientifically proven treatment for other diseases don’t have to worry about being targeted by radio talk show rants and public demonstrations. Sadly this is the reality of drug users living with HIV/ AIDS today. They need therapeutic health settings so they can come in off the street to fully engage in health care, including uninterrupted HIV treatment. Such settings need to provide clean needles and, yes, even supervised injection services so that serious and repetitive infections can be prevented. Twenty years ago, Dr Peter had the courage to speak about living with HIV/AIDS, the most controversial health issue of that time. They responded with understanding and compassion. I believe British Columbians remain capable of such understanding and compassion. However, they need courageous individuals, communities and governments to provide leadership by demonstrating and promoting acceptance and support of people living with HIV/AIDS. Maxine Davis is the executive director of the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation.
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The Editor, Re: “Commuter chaos as Canada Line freezes,” News, Nov. 26. Because of the snow and the treacherous road conditions (last Thursday), I thought it would be safer and more convenient taking transit to work. But, the experience was so frustrating and disappointing. It took me more than 30 minutes from my home to get to the Canada Line Brighouse Station, when usually it only takes 10 minutes or so. With the snow, I could understand that. When I was at the Canada Line station, it was just no use going up to the platform because there were already many people standing on the stairs. At the station there was only chaos and one TransLink staff member, a young gentleman, trying to help people figure out how they could get to another Canada Line station. There was no other staff around except him. There was only one notice telling people the train would be delayed. An announcement of the delay was also made through the PA system. But, it did not tell people how long the delay would be and what actually had happened. That was why people kept waiting up at the platform! All the bus stops at the city centre were crowded with people who were trying to find a way to get to work or school. There was no TransLink staff to provide any kind of assis-
tance. TransLink did not provide any shuttles to take people to another Canada Line station. TransLink had no staff around to make sure there was order at the Canada Line Brighouse Station. I work in the Downtown Eastside. In the past, I need only take one bus that took me directly from Richmond to downtown Vancouver. Many people also took this route. Now TransLink had scrapped all the direct buses to downtown Vancouver, saying that Canada Line is the best alternative to downtown. Today, for me and those who work in downtown Vancouver, there was no direct bus that could take us there. I really would like to ask TransLink, given what people here experienced today at the Richmond Canada Line stations, if Canada Line should continue to be the only transit that takes people from Richmond to downtown Vancouver? Before, we had asked TransLink not to cancel the direct buses to downtown Vancouver but TransLink did not listen. Today, the snow stopped the Canada Line from coming into Richmond and we had no other direct way for getting to downtown! TransLink, the snow has proved you wrong. It is so wrong to cancel all the direct buses to downtown Vancouver! Cathy Ho Richmond
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Letter writer Terry Murphy isn’t happy about his tax dollars perhaps getting spent on Lenin, left. Richmond used to be, rather than an unintelligible mishmash titled, “art.” Another project that could stand a few bucks, is the Richmond Library. It’s way too small for the amount of traffic it serves, and could be considered as an “art” expenditure. But, looking back on the record of this council, they seem to prefer to make some outlandish expenditure, rather than use the resources wisely. An example, the owe-val, which will evidently be a costly millstone around our neck(s) for the forseeable future. Five million dollars per year for a glorified community centre, plus who knows how much in wages, upkeep, etc. and the fees
charged place it out of the range of most of the people! But, I guess I’m dreaming to expect any smart decisions out of this council. In my opinion (again), most of them have been there too long, and regard the assets of the city as Monopoly money, to be tossed at any project that their Mandarins, their buddies, or some snake-oil salesman touts to them. We can always raise the taxes, (again). Time to go, people. We cannot afford you any longer. Maybe a new council will take a term or two to lose their smarts, before they start acting like the current incumbents. T.R. (Terry) Murphy Richmond
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The Editor, Re: “Council divided on Biennale,” Nov. 26. Once again, we see city council in their usual headlong rush to spend! The proposed purchase of one or more of the “art articles” that were inflicted on the citizens, (Miss Mao anyone?), is but another example of a lack of priorities, logic, and in my opinion, intelligence. What happens to people when they win an election? Does the mere fact of topping the polls cause a shrinkage of brain tissue? How many of the council would splurge their own funds on something as useless as most of the “art” that we have on display. But, when it comes to the city funds, “whoopee, let’s go for it!” If they are really that desperate to blow the resources, perhaps they could consider the purchase of the newly discovered “Lulu Island Wetlands.” This way, we could have a lasting memorial to the way
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Pity poor Richmond’s public art scene The Editor, Re: “Council divided on Biennale,” Nov. 26. Poor Florentine Michelangelo if he had lived in Richmond! Despite Mike’s foreign origins, Rome was more than happy to pay him for numerous works of art, such as the Sistine Chapel ceiling and his Pieta! Pity poor Richmond. We have the chance to buy some beautiful sculptures at a much lesser price than the oval, for which I believe (Coun. Harold) Steves voted in camera and without the support of the public. That cost us a hefty $178 million and, I believe, ended up being an excellent investment, despite my initial rejection of the idea. (Coun. Bill) McNulty brings in that ghastly and embarrassing red herring: fear of offending our “Asian community.” First, “Asians” are not all the same. Not only may they be from different countries, from Lebanon to China, Russia and Japan. But they may even be native-born Canadians. And they may not even all think alike — a shocking
discovery? In any case, we are all North Americans here: by birth, by immigration, by heritage et cetera. So “Asia” should have no part in the discussion. We should buy the art because we are a mature city and would like to look like other mature cities, who revel in art. I love the heads at Lansdowne, the water drop at Cambie on the dyke, the beautiful red-ribbony ball at Garry Point and the dear little Miss Mao prancing on that intelligent skull. The Lenin sculpture may offend some individuals of any ethnic background, but that would not be a reason to forego the chance to buy this lovely piece. In my opinion, in addition to its beauty, it skillfully mocks the failure of totalitarian Communism in China. If some new Canadians (or Asians!) are offended by this, I find it passing strange in our democracy. What sculptures would they like to see? I am very curious. Catherine Mori Richmond
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Richmond Marine Rescue Society will get $15,000 in support for their search and rescue program through a provincial community gaming grant, helping to improve response times and marine safety. “We don’t realize how important search and rescue is until we need them,” said Richmond-Steveston MLA John Yap.
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With snowy days expected to be more frequent this winter than usual, in addition to the city’s Good Neighbour campaign — which encourages all able-bodied residents to lend a hand by shoveling sidewalks of those who cannot do it themselves — there is also the Snow Angels program. The city is currently recruiting organizations to become Snow Angels — providing free services to Richmond residents who might need assistance during winter storms. The goal is to create a registry of local organizations offering a variety of services, with the city’s parks department acting as a referral agency. Services could include pick up and delivery of medications, groceries or other necessities, delivering a hot meal to house-bound residents, or snow removal. For more information on Snow Angels visit www.richmond.ca.
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Capturing the essence of Buddy
Rising star Zachary Stevenson, who has portrayed the icon across Canada, comes to Richmond — Oh Boy!
hen Zachary Stevenson dons his blue suit, slicks back his hair and picks up the electric guitar, he becomes the iconic Buddy Holly. His uncanny imitation and persona of the rock ‘n’ roller landed him the plum role of Buddy Holly in the sold out Arts Club Theatre Company’s Buddy, the Buddy Holly Story production, earlier this year. “I initially was approached to perform in the full musical in Ontario,” said the 29-year-old. “I researched him, the era and his music.” Last week, the News reached Stevenson in Winnipeg, where he is performing in Back to You, the Life and Music of Lucille Starr. Stevenson has spent hours pouring over the Internet, reading about the legendary singer, as well as listening to him belt out hits such as Peggy Sue, That’ll be the Day and Oh Boy. “I was very meticulous in the smallest of details about Buddy Holly because I wanted to capture his essence,” he said. “As far as looking like him, I wear glasses and have curly hair myself, so that helps.” In October of this year, Stevenson was chosen as one of the Vancouver Sun’s 10 Rising Talents to Watch for in the Arts. According to the Sun’s arts critic, Peter Birnie, the young singer has: “ … mastered a mimicry of some interesting singers, and it’s paid off.” Birnie also went on to say about Stevenson’s role in the Arts Club Theatre Company’s Buddy, the Buddy Holly Story, production: “Zachary Stevenson nails the rock ’n’ roll legend in a full-throttle tribute that fires on all cylinders.” Stevenson laughs self-consciously when the News read him Birnie’s comments as to why he chose him as a rising star to watch. “It came out of nowhere, but it’s very encouraging,” he said. After performing Holly on stage in five different productions — in Ontario, Calgary and Vancouver — the lanky actor/singer has mastered Holly’s vocal
inflections. “I really trained on his accent marks in the lyrics so I could get all the hiccups down pat before the first show,” he added. “I polish my performance every time and it feels more and more natural. Now, I can step on stage and be Buddy.” He went on to add that: “Although Buddy’s songs were simple, he didn’t follow the typical rock formula of the times. His music is timeless because of that rock ‘n’ roll spirit he portrayed … he had a lot of energy on stage.” Stevenson said he never set out to mimic deceased music legends. While at the University of Victoria studying for a theatre degree, the budding performer developed a one-man show about Phil Ochs (an obscure American protest singer, who committed suicide in 1976 at the age of 35). Stevenson spent endless hours listening to Ochs albums in his father’s record collection. “I’d sit in my house in Parksville and play the record and play along, trying to figure out his picking pattern,” he said. Earlier this summer, his ability to recreate legendary country singer Hank Williams, earned him the nickname “dead ringer for dead singers” by Victoria’s Times Columnist. Meanwhile, Stevenson said the hits that made Buddy Holly a household name get everyone in the audience up on their feet and dancing. “Everybody also starts singing,” he said. “It is so much fun for me to see the audience get into the music as much as I do. “Some of the younger audience has told me it’s the closest they’ll get to seeing Buddy Holly perform, and the older crowd tell me they get energized and they tell me they have great memories of that era. “As long as people keep wanting the music, I’ll keep performing it.” Stevenson grew up in Parksville. As a teen, he said he was bored silly but found a haven in his high school’s theatre department. “I played in the high school band and then a couple of great teachers saw something in me and inspired me to get into theatre,” said Stevenson.
Zachary Stevenson, who has been highly acclaimed in his performance as Buddy Holly in the Buddy Holly Story, will do a Buddy Holly tribute show at the Country Meadows Golf Club on Dec. 12 and 15. However, Stevenson has found success playing his own music as well. Stevenson, along with his songwriting partner Jeff Bryant, who also appeared in the Buddy Holly Story as Crickets’s guitarist Tommy Allsup, have formed their own band, the humorous folk-pop duo, The Human Statues. “I guess you can describe our music as influenced primarily by early pop like The Beatles, but with a modern twist,” he said. “We are often compared to the Barenaked Ladies … but we aren’t a novelty act.”
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Meanwhile, Stevenson is thrilled about coming back reviving his successful Buddy Holly impersonation. For his two upcoming shows at Country Meadows Golf Club, Stevenson will perform two, 40-minute sets of Buddy Holly’s top hits, as well as a few Christmas songs for good measure. The show takes place, Sunday, Dec. 12 and Wednesday, Dec. 15. Dinner buffet starts at 6 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $49.95. For information or to reserve your tickets, call 604-241-4652 or visit www.countrymeadowsgolfcourse.ca.
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A24 December 1, 2010 The Richmond News Time: 7:30 p.m. Doors open 7 p.m. Place: Minoru Chapel, 6540 Gilbert Rd. Price: $20 adults/$18 students & seniors ($15 per person for groups of 10 or more) Tickets at door, cash only. Seating is limited. Email for reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org For more information, visit the website: www. richmond.ca/minoruchapel
November 25 - January 22, 2011 Exhibition Opening More Often than Always/Less Often than Never Starting from Alfred Jarry’s invention of ‘pataphysics’ (the science of imaginary solutions), artists from around the world are invited to engage with notions of impossibility, uncertainty and the imaginary, which challenge standardized formulations of the allowable, acceptable, logical or feasible. A call for imaginary solutions to real questions, curated by Noxious Sector (Doug Jarvis and Ted Hiebert}. Artists: Hannah G., Julie Gendron and Emma Hendrix, Tetsushi Higashino, Gordon Lebredt, Chikako Maria Mori and Boris Nieslony, François Mathieu, Arjuna Neuman, and Anne-Marie Proulx. Opening Reception: Thursday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. Panel discussion: Saturday, Jan. 22 at 1 p.m. This event is for all ages. Disability access is available with designated parking spaces. For more information contact: Richmond Art Gallery Phone: 604-247-8312 Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Richmond Art Gallery, 7700 Minoru Gate Price: This event is free December 1-31, 2010 Santa’s at Lansdowne Centre Santa has arrived at Lansdowne Mall. Have your picture taken with Santa. Also, Santa’s bringing the Polar Bear Circus to Lansdowne Centre. Hop aboard the Holiday Train, ride the Winter Carousel! Location: Lansdowne Centre, 5300 No. 3 Rd. and Alderbridge Way Website: www.lansdown-centre.com Phone: 604-270-1344 December 1, 2010 Minoru Chapel Opera Nights The City of Richmond’s Art, Culture and Heritage Services team is delighted to partner with three celebrated Lower Mainland opera companies to present Minoru Chapel Opera Nights. The audience will have the opportunity to hear selections from classic operas masterfully performed in an intimate and historic setting, a place that is typically enjoyed only by wedding guests and movie crews. Tonight’s performers: Burnaby Lyric Opera is a resident company of the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts where it annually presents a full scale opera production and a Sunday afternoon series. With a mandate to give emerging professional and semi-professional opera singers in British Columbia the opportunity to sing leading roles in fully-staged operas, the company plays a pivotal role in the development of major careers. More information at www.burnabylyricopera. org
owls that make Richmond their home. This event is for all ages and runs from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Disability access is available with designated parking spaces. Price: $4 per person Pre-registration is required. Location: Richmond Nature Park, 11851 Westminster Hwy. Website: richmondnatureparksociety.ca Phone: 604-718-6188
December 4, 2010 Cherelle Jardine presents Musical Expressions with The Jardines The Jardines are Cherelle and Ajaye, a mother daughter band from Richmond. The band is a mixture of street smarts and innocence, meshing their life experiences and creating an ageless body of work that the listener can enjoy. Musical Expressions, produced by Cherelle Jardine, showcases local and national touring artists. Now in its seventh year, the series runs October to June at the Cultural Centre and July and August at Britannia Heritage Shipyard. For more information www.cherellejardine.com. This event is for all ages. Disability access is available with designated parking spaces. For more information contact: Musical Expressions Phone: 604-247-8300 Website: www.cherellejardine.com Time: 8 p.m. Place: Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate Price: $11, includes HST, available at the Cultural Centre.
December 5, 2010 Steveston Winter Market November 2010 — April 2011 The 2010 Steveston Farmers and Artisans Winter Market is here. The Steveston Winter Market Gulf of Georgia Cannery will hold a farmer’s market indoors hosting craft and food vendors every other of hearts. Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 Time and tickets: www.gatewaytheatre.com/ p.m. whatsonm2.html Location: Gulf of Georgia Cannery, 12138 Location: Gateway Theatre, 6500 Gilbert Rd. Fourth Ave. Website: www.gatewaytheatre.com Website: www.sfam.ca Phone: 604-270-1812 Phone: 604-729-7326
December 4, 2010 Richmond Youth Honour Choir Elementary and Secondary.
December 5, 2010 BCRMTA Pre-Grade/General Recitals Time: Sunday, 1:30 p.m. — 5:30 p.m.
December 11, 2010 BCRMTA City Hall Performances (Winter Wonderland) Time: Saturday, 2:30 p.m. — 3:45 p.m. Address: 6911 No. 3 Rd. Admission Fees: Free Please bring some can foods for food bank donation. Website: www.bcrmta.com Phone: 604.268.9559 December 12, 2010 BCRMTA Aberdeen Centre Performances Time: Sunday, 2 p.m. — 5:30 p.m. Address: Aberdeen Centre, 4151 Hazelbridge Way Admission: free Website: www.bcrmta.com Phone: 604.268.9559 December 12, 2010 Song of Mary The Richmond Chorus offers a selection of Mary-music from the Baroque period to the present day. This traditional concert always presents a variety of carols and audience singing. Location: Richmond Pentecostal Church, 9300 Westminster Way Website: www.roca.ca Phone: 604-276-2747
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Address: Richmond Presbyterian Church, 7111 No. 2 Rd. Admission: $2 per person or $5 per family Website: www.bcrmta.com Phone: 604-268-9559 December 9 - 31, 2010 Annie, the Musical at the Gateway Theatre A favourite of kids, parents, dog lovers and optimists, Annie is the delightfully heart-warming story of a Depression era orphan who finds happiness with a grouchy millionaire. Adorable orphans, a loveable stray, lots of great singing and dancing, and a happy ending for everyone who could ask for more? Boasting one of Broadway’s most memorable scores, including It’s the Hard Knock Life and the buoyantly cheerful Tomorrow, Annie will charm even the tiniest
December 19, 2010 Steveston Winter Market November 2010 - April 2011 The 2010 Steveston Farmers and Artisans Winter Market is here. The Gulf of Georgia Cannery will hold a farmer’s market indoors hosting craft and food vendors every other Time: 10 a.m. — 3 p.m. Location: Gulf of Georgia Cannery, 12138 Fourth Ave. Website: www.sfam.ca Phone: 604-729-7326
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Young Wildcats head north in search of provincial glory BY MARK BOOTH
They might be ahead of their time but don’t tell that to the McMath Wildcats. The Steveston school is in Prince George this week competing at the B.C. “AAA” Girls Volleyball Championships and trying to become the first McMath team to taste provincial glory at the senior level. The Wildcats have been seeded seventh after winning the Lower Mainland championship by defeating Little Flower Academy. What makes the feat even more impressive is a roster that features just one Grade 12 player which puts the program in a terrific position for 2011. Still, coach Bezan Irani can’t see why his team can’t make plenty of noise now. “This is a good group of girls who have shown much improvement since the start of the season,” said Irani who also coaches many of them with the Air Attack club program. “I believe we have a good chance and we’re also adding a couple of juniors who should only make us better.” McMath is led by power hitter Juliana Kaufmanis, while Kristen Almhjell has shown her versatility by first excelling at set-
ter and libero before also becoming a power hitter. Cristina Lopez has thrived at setter and Grade 12 Alexandra Franklin is another key player. The Wildcats finished second in the Richmond Cup — losing a heartbreaker to the McRoberts Strikers in the championship match. The Strikers are also off to the provincials this week — competing at the “AAAA” level in Nanaimo. They have been seeded 12th. Meanwhile, the Wildcats finished fifth as co-hosts of last week’s 24-team provincial junior girls championships. They won round robin pool games the against Seaquam Seahawks and College Heights Cougars to finish first in their group. McMath then defeated Kilarney Cougars losing a quarter-final heart breaker to the Kelowna Christian Knights. The Wildcats regrouped and got past the Surrey Christian Falcons and Dr. Charles Best Blue Devils of Coquitlam to lock up fifth. Surrey’s Pacific Academy Breakers toppled Kelowna Christian in the championship match. McMath’s Natasha Magnus was named a tournament first team all-star, while Rebecca Hansen was selected to the second team.
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McMath Wildcats Katrina Tolentino soars high to send the ball over the net during last week’s B.C. Junior Girls Volleyball Championships. The co-hosts finished fifth.
Griffins finish 6th at B.C. Boys “AA” Soccer Championships of-the-game. Next was against David Thompson from Invermere and the Griffins scored early and often in a 6-2 victory. Kevin Wong had a great game netting four goals to earn MVP honours, while Arvin Nikseresht and JV Cortez had the other tallies. The last game in pool play was against Rockridge. A sluggish opening half resulted in the West Vancouver school enjoying a 2-1 lead. The second half, however, was a different story as Palmer totally dominated scoring three straight goals en route to a 4-2 win. Wong continued to fill the net,
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The RC Palmer Griffins senior boys soccer team capped an impressive season with a sixth place finish at last week’s Provincial “AA” Championships held in Burnaby. After a 5-1 win over crosstown rivals Hugh Boyd in the Vancouver/Richmond Zone championship game, the Griffins moved onto the 16-team tournament excited to meet the best B.C. had to offer. Palmer got off to a slow start, falling 3-0 to a very strong Fraser Valley Christian side. Goalkeeper Ranjodh Hare made several key stops to keep his team in the game and was selected Palmer’s player-
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Mason shining for Falcons Elliott Mason has wasted little time in making an impression with the Langara Falcons men’s basketball team. The former Burnett standout was named B.C. Colleges Athletic Association Player of the Week for his performance in a pair of road wins over the Quest Kermodes. The 6-foot-5 rookie’s ability to play a number of positions has allowed him to step into a starting role. Mason came into week three as the league’s second leading rebounder, averaging nine per game. In a 82-68 win over Quest, Mason spearheaded his team’s effort with his 27 points and six rebounds — playing 35 minutes and shooting 71 per cent from the field. In the second meeting, he was eight-for-eight from the field and had 20 of the Falcons 41 first half points. Despite injuring himself and having to leave the game early in the fourth quarter, Mason finished with 24 points and five rebounds. He was 10 for 11 from the field and two for three from the free throw line as the Falcons defeated the Kermodes, 80-71.
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For the second time this season, the Delta Ice Hawks left Minoru Arena wondering what had hit them. In a clash between the top teams in the Pacific International Junior Hockey League, the Sockeyes erupted for four unanswered third period goals en route to a 5-3 victory last Thursday. The result extended Richmond’s win streak to seven games and ended Delta’s at 10. The visitors enjoyed a 3-1 third period lead until the Sockeyes kicked their game into overdrive. A trio of Seafair Minor Hockey products led the comeback as Kyzen Loo pulled his team within a goal and Mitchell Smith tied it with 5:34 remaining. Less than two minutes later, Jeremy Hamaguchi notched the game winner when he pounced on a turnover. Sebastian Pare sealed it with an empty-netter. The game was similar to the first meeting in Richmond between the cross-river rivals when the Ice Hawks blew a 41 third period cushion and lost in a shootout. Despite a 194-4 record, Delta coach Dave McLellan suggests his team better learn how to close out games at Minoru if they want to realize their expectations. “You could tell in the third period they really wanted to score and were throwing pucks in the right areas,” said McLellan. “We didn’t respond well to it. To their credit, in their rink, they certainly know how to use the bounces. Just the chips out and the way they run their zone. We need to learn to play better in here. We can’t always be relying on foot races to loose pucks.” Richmond (18-3-3) returns to action Thursday when the Abbotsford Pilots visit at 7:30 p.m.
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1031 GILMORE, Donald (Don) Carson February 21, 1931 – November 24, 2010. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Don Gilmore on November 24, 2010 at the Richmond Hospital, BC at the age of 79. He was predeceased by his parents Cap and Ethel and his brothers Ralph and Bob. He will be missed by his sister Shirley; sister-in-laws, Barbara and Ila (Fred); nephews Bobby, Wayne, Andrew (Dee), Wes (Donna), Scott and Jason (Colleen); nieces Gail (Albert), Linda (Ed) and Colleen (Reno); m a n y g r e a t n i e c es an d nephews and friends. Don was a life long resident of Richmond where he spent most of his life f a r m in g , a l o n g w i t h h i s brothers, on the family farm where they grew potatoes and raised dairy cows. He served as a Director on the BC Vegetable Co-op and enjoyed hunting in his spare time. Special thanks to Gail for her dedication to Don for the last 11 years of his life and to Dr. J. Vortel and all the other doctors and nurses at Richmond Hospital for their excellent care and compassion. Thanks to the staff and residents at Gilmore Gardens where he enjoyed living in the latter part of his life. A celebration of Don’s life will be held at Mayfair Lakes Golf Course, 5460 No. 7 Road, Richmond, BC on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Richmond Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.
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