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Campbell’s swan song celebrates boldness and change Gordon Campbell speaks to chamber for last time as premier BY E VE EDMONDS

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Premier Gordon Campbell speaks to the Richmond Chamber of Commerce about his 27 years in public office.

Gordon Campbell spoke to the Richmond Chamber of Commerce Tuesday for the last time as the premier of British Columbia. In three weeks, a new Liberal leader will be chosen and Campbell’s 27 years in public office will come to an end. As he exits the political stage, Campbell is intent on shaping his legacy. “People start asking you what do you think is the most important thing you’ve done. And there isn’t a thing, but there are a number of things, and one of the things I love to do is think about how Richmond has changed in the last number of years.” Campbell spoke of the Richmond Olympic Oval, the Canada Line and developments at YVR as major changes seen in his time. YVR sponsored the luncheon and YVR’s Anne Murray introduced the premier by way of a glowing synopsis of his leadership. And, certainly, with cuts to aviation fuel tax, a reduction in airline regulations and approved destination status with China, Campbell has been a good friend to the airport. While Campbell recounted his government’s accomplishments, he stressed the key to success is partnerships. When community groups, business and governments work together, anything can happen and nothing better see Richmond page 4

City considers hiking funding for non-profits

Cost of living rise may increase figure to $529,600 as council hears from organizations hit hard by tough economic times More than half a million dollars will be spent by the City of Richmond on helping local non-profit organizations this year. But it could be even more by the end of the month, after city staff were asked to factor in a cost of living increase to

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And many came with sorry tales of scraping around for cash to stay alive, while some told of other organizations that are folding due to provincial grants drying up. After hearing of so many local groups in trouble, Coun. Harold Steves successfully brought forward a proposal for staff to look into diverting donations from developers into the grants program in

future. “I’d much rather see the grants increase than buy a big red ball at Garry Point Park,” Steves said, referring to the possibility of the city spending half a million dollars out of the public arts fund on the Biennale installation Wind Waves. “Twenty per cent of our population is way below the poverty line and we need

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City’s $2 billion Olympic claim disputed BY A LAN CAMPBELL

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The Olympic Games generated more than $2 billion investment in Richmond — according to the city. The city claimed this week that Richmond is “continuing to reap major economic and social benefits” from being an official Games venue, adding that the oval, new waterfront development, increased tourism and last year’s building permit boom can all be attributed, directly and indirectly, to the Olympics. The Canada Line was also touted by the city as an “Olympic legacy,” despite Vanoc insisting for the last few years that the $2 billion to build the line shouldn’t be counted as a cost toward hosting the Games. Marvin Shaffer, an academic and public policy researcher for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, feels the city’s $2 billion investment claims are tenuous at best. “There is a problem of attributing new business development to the Olympics — it is not clear what would or could have occurred without all the Olympic activity and expense,” Shaffer said. “To address the economic impacts of the Olympics more carefully, one has to look at overall economic activity and try to discern if there was and continues to be a significant effect. “Most studies I am aware of suggest the impacts are not long lasting. There is (also) a problem identifying new residential developments as ‘benefits’ for Richmond. To some extent they just change where new major residential development takes place.” Shaffer further questioned whether population growth from new residential developments, apparently spawned from the Olympics or the proximity of the Canada Line, is a good thing for the city. “… serving new population growth caused by the Games, one has to ask whether Richmond residents are better off,” he said. “Population growth in itself does not increase

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The City of Richmond claims the Canada Line, above left, and the oval are part of a $2 billion investment legacy of the 2010 Olympic Games. per capita income and does not necessarily reduce resident taxes or other costs. “New people need more services. At some point accelerating population growth, which is taking place anyway, is a cost, not a benefit.” However, Shaffer did agree that there are other, less fiscal, rewards for cities such as Richmond hosting the Olympics. “The main social benefit … is from the higher density development that apparently is taking place,” he said. “That can generate real benefits by reducing municipal servicing, congestion and other costs associated with a growing population. However, there are less expensive ways of promoting more compact growth than hosting the Olympics. “The main benefit of hosting the Olympics is the community spirit and pride it generates. There are far more effective economic development strategies, focused on education, skills development and productivity — not name recognition.” Shaffer added that the issue surrounding the oval is not whether it is an excellent facility, but rather whether the on-going benefits of the facil-

ity — such as the revenues it generates plus the value of Richmond residents’ use of it — outweigh both its capital and on-going costs. “Does it provide a good economic or social return?” Shaffer said. “There is no evidence to suggest that it does. The same comment would apply to the other venues built for the Games. “A major concern many economists have with Olympic and other such events is that they distort government spending priorities. Would Richmond have built the oval if not for the Olympics? Almost certainly not. “There likely are higher priority and higher social return investments that the city could have made.” Metro Vancouver reaped about $300 million in economic benefits and 2,500 new jobs, according to a report by Metro Vancouver Commerce, a coalition of municipalities, designed to promote the region. Richmond said it can attribute about $1.3 million in new business deals across the city to the Olympics.

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2010 Olympic medalists Denny Morrison and Kristina Groves will return to the scene of their triumphs and join in celebrations of the first anniversary of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games at the Richmond Olympic Oval this weekend. Both will be honoured as Richmond’s annual Winterfest Weekend returns to the oval on Feb. 12 and 13. Festival goers will be invited to “Skate With A Champion” as Morrison and Groves don the blades. Admission is free. Visit www.richmondwinterfestival.ca for details.

Canada Line trains are running on reduced frequency on certain nights in February and early March due to scheduled track maintenance work near Waterfront Station. Starting at 11 p.m., trains will be leaving Waterfront every 15 minutes — or every halfhour to Richmond-Brighouse and every halfhour to YVR — until 1:15 a.m., when the last train leaves Waterfront. TransLink has also put in additional shuttle trains that’ll loop between Bridgeport and Brighouse and Bridgeport and YVR.

If there’s one name that everyone remembers from the 2010 Olympics and Paralympics, it’s John Furlong, Vanoc’s CEO. Furlong’s behind-the-scenes story of the 2010 Games is brought to life in his new book Patriot Hearts: Inside the Olympics That Changed a Country. He will be signing copies and reading from his book at Richmond Public Library’s performance hall on Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. The library is at 7700 Minoru Gate. The event is free and Furlong’s book will be on sale.

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Schools officials considering budget priorities Richmond school trustees have no idea what their budget for next year will be, but they’re expected to figure out how to divvy it up anyway. “It’s a really backwards process,” said Trustee Donna Sargent, who is chair of Richmond’s Board of Education. “We’re really in the dark, at the same time we have to be prepared.” The school board has already had day-long meetings with stake holders including representatives of parents, teachers, staff and administrators. Three public meetings will be held in March at various secondary schools. Sargent says she’s hoping the process will be nothing like last year when the ministry’s budget required the district to make substantial cuts. Most noticeably hit were educational assistants, youth workers and resource teachers. “That was the one of worst times of my career,” said Sargent. The fact the province’s political leadership is currently in turmoil may be good news for schools this time around. That’s the view of Eric Yung, president of the Richmond District Parents Association (RDPA). “It’s hard not to feel empowered. We are the most effective advocacy group (for education) because we make up the biggest voter group of all the stakeholders.” Candidates out trying to garner support tend be less likely to infuriate such a large contingent of voters, Yung noted. Parents should grab this opportunity and make their voices heard. When the pie is shrinking, it is that much more impor-

tant for parents to speak up, he added. Top concerns among parents are cuts to EAs, followed closely by cuts to librarian/ teachers, according to Yung. Parent advisory committees have also felt the pinch of reduced secretarial staff. “I’m not necessarily ranking these in terms of the being the most significant. However, this is what we’re hearing from parents; this is what they’ve notice Al Klassen the most,” he said. RDPA is going to wait until after the public meetings before submitting a brief to the board. Meanwhile, other stakeholder groups are preparing briefs, outlining the impact of last year’s cuts and making recommendations as to how funding should be allocated. Al Klassen, president of the Richmond Teachers Association, said he is in the process of talking to teachers now, and while he hasn’t formed a priority list yet, he agrees teachers are also feeling the lack of EAs and other resource teachers. He also questions government-mandated initiatives such as all-day kindergarten or assessments for kindergarten students. “It’s not that teachers disagree with all-day K or assessing students, but these new programs are being brought in on the backs of programs we have that are already underfunded.”

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Regarding the ministry’s goal to assess all students entering kindergarten, Klassen questioned, “What’s the point of assessing them, if we can’t adequately support them? All we’re doing is setting up false expectations.” Klassen also points out that while stakeholders and the board grapple with how to best allocate limited dollars, a bigger discussion needs to be had about funding priorities at the provincial level. “This transcends the district. This is about a government committed to cutting corporate taxes.” Klassen points to a Liberal government document which states: “By 2012, British Columbia will have the lowest corporate income tax rate of the G7 countries,” and “B.C.’s small business tax rate will be reduced to zero.” While few claim to love taxes, money for public institutions like education and health has to come from somewhere, noted Klassen. “It’s about priorities,” he added. Darlene Shandola president of the Richmond Association for School Administrators, and principal of Spul’u’kwuks elementary, stressed there simply cannot be any more cuts. “The cuts are as deep as they can go. Our main concern is we don’t want to see further cuts. We’re trying to advocate to our MLAs, ‘no further cuts’,” she said. The public meetings will be held March 3 at Palmer secondary, March 10 at MacNeill secondary and March 16 at McMath secondary. All meetings will be between 7-9 p.m.

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n the wake of the past week’s public outrage following news of the Whistler sled dog killings, it’s worth wondering why the unnecessary deaths of dogs prompts this kind of reaction while the unnecessary deaths of children often does not. Sure, most of us are sickened by details of the dogs’ deaths. They were destroyed inhumanely after living in lessthan-ideal conditions. But why are we also not sickened by the deaths of B.C. kids born into third-world conditions and families ill-equipped to care for them? Where are the rallies, the tweet-a-thons and the Facebook groups dedicated to them? As the public anger over the sled dogs gathered force, Premier Gordon Campbell wasted no time setting up a task force to look into the sled dog killing. Campbell’s outrage was no doubt helped along by concerns that Whistler tourism could suffer in the backlash over the dog cull. Curiously, no similar government reaction followed when, one week earlier, child and families advocate Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond released a report on the deaths of 21 infants. Her report fell like a lead balloon, followed by silence. Certainly not all of those children could have been saved. And the social issues surrounding those deaths — poverty, drug addiction and mental health problems — are complex and defy easy or cheap solutions. Until we are concerned enough to care, however, kids like these will continue to fall through the cracks of our social safety net. Surely they deserve our moral indignation — and our public resources — as much as the sled dogs do.

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Open letter to Richmond City Council, I am writing council to improve public funding of our animal shelter. Currently, minimal public funds go towards animal protection. Incidents such as the Whistler dog slaughter are more probable in municipalities which do not fund or choose to underfund such as Richmond. While some may argue that pets are a personal choice and should therefore be funded exclusively by owners, we for example have chosen not to have children but are forced to pay for the children of others via school taxes. Using their own logic, we shouldn’t have to pay for your children. The point is that society’s most vulnerable need a voice and support network. A society can be judged by how it treats its most vulnerable. In Richmond, this isn’t very good. The city has taken a very aggressive stance to cut costs and provide minimal facilities or resources. As a recent dog owner, Richmond has an abysmal record, for example, in access to off-leash facilities. Richmond has only five off-leash parks, whereas other municipalities far more: Vancouver: 35; Surrey: eight; District of North Vancouver: 11; and Burnaby: eight. I find it a blemish on council to grind the providers of animal protection services while not batting an eye spending almost $1 million on a single piece of “art,” which the majority of residents I’ve spoken to, find either offensive and/or waste of taxpayer money. Ralph von Pander Richmond

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Accepting unreal real estate costs The real estate market in my west Richmond neighbourhood appears to have skyrocketed out of control. I don’t know how long it’ll last, or how much higher prices will go, but two-storey, single-family homes (vintage 1973) are now selling for more than $1 million. They’re all being knocked down, almost as quickly as the sold sign goes up. Before I can turn around, it seems, a megamansion grander than Tara of Gone With the Wind springs up complete with floor-to-ceiling front windows, a grandiose chandelier and a walled gate in front. The big back yard is gone, a three-car garage in its place. These new homes seem to be selling, although I cannot imagine their prices, given the cost the new owner paid for the lot alone. Some of these new homes sit empty for a while, but for the most part, they seem to find families. The new homes are pretty attractive, although they tend to be built so close together that their eaves nearly touch. They do make the existing homes look pretty shabby; although it’s an upgrade for the neighbourhood, right now our streets are in an awkward

Tracy Sherlock ELEMENTARY, MY DEAR

in-between phase. Readers might remember a book I loved as a child. It’s called The Little House, by Virginia Lee Burton, and it tells the story of a little house in the country, which over time ends up surrounded by high rises as the city grows. I’m seeing this now, in my neighbourhood, and I’m not sure I like the effect. Just behind my house, where right now there is a split-level home on a large lot surrounded by tall trees, a development permit application has gone in to build a child care centre for 74 children ranging in age from infant to pre-school. Although I know we need more childcare spaces, and a place for children would seem a fairly benevolent neighbour, I am concerned about my back garden view. Right now I look out on a stand of tall cedars, which provide both privacy and shade. They are on the other side of my property line

though, and I don’t know if the proposed childcare centre can accommodate these majestic trees. I’m undecided as to how I feel about all of this change. On the one hand, I’m inundated daily with marketing materials from realtors who want a piece of the action. I’m pretty sure if I wanted to sell, I wouldn’t have too much trouble getting rid of my duplex. On the other hand, where would I move my family of four? Certainly not into one of these new homes – those are way beyond my price range, let alone my cleaning and decorating threshold. Our kids are still at home, and likely will be for nearly another decade; we’re not quite ready to downsize them out and into independence. And speaking of the kids, how on Earth will they ever afford to stay in Metro Vancouver? With prices like this, I can’t imagine coming up with a down payment; 25 per cent of $1 million? Are you kidding? As someone wise once said, “The only constant is change.” I guess I better get used to it. Comments and questions always welcome at tracy.sherlock@gmail. com.


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The Editor, The Middle East was divided into two camps during the cold war — the Soviet Union and the U.S. camp. After the fall of the Berlin wall and the revolt of mainstreet Romanians against dictatorships, the domino effect of requesting a prosperous life and freedom reached the rest of the Soviet camp. However this positive pandemic did not spread to the Middle East. After Sept. 11 and before the Tunisian revolt, the feeling among George W. Bush and company was, “these people hate

us and want war.” Ironically, Middle East dictatorships jumped on the bandwagon of “Al-Qaida is coming,” “fight against terror,” “we are not soft” and kept oppressing people, silencing any resistance. Sounds familiar! Regimes clung to power with an iron fist, did not keep promises of democracy, openness, transparency, rule of law, distribution of wealth and equality. Some did not even bother to promise, and yet these regimes are supported by the U.S. While Egyptians are risking their lives in streets of Cairo,

walking unarmed between tanks and under fighter jets, chanting for freedom, democracy, fairness and life with dignity, we in Canada take democracy and freedom

for granted. B.C. is your province. Please sign up for the party of your choice and vote. Hatem Ela-Alim Richmond

First Nations here first The Editor, Re: “Chinese contribution ignored: Society,” News, Feb. 4. It would appear that Mr. Bill Chu has his own massive gap in understanding to address if he believes that the Chinese commu-

nity has been here “since day one.” They have not; that honour surely goes to the First Nations, a community Mr. Chu seems to have overlooked. John Coomber Richmond

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The World of Music and Arts presents a classical voice and piano concert “Songs of Love” on Sunday, Feb. 13 at 3 p.m. at the Grand Piano Hall, World of Music and Arts, 6231 London Rd. Free admission. The concert is dedicated to Valentine’s Day as performed by Award winning musicians — soprano Margo Levae and pianist Anna Vavilova.

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Michelangelo. What matters is the enjoyment you get in the doing, and the process of discovery. That genuine experience and connection with self is, I believe, an increasingly rare thing in our society. We experience the world through little screens on laptops, iPods, or cellphones, at a remove from human contact. We have little time to reflect on the quality or the importance of the information; the street protests in Egypt appear in the same context as the latest speculation about Brad and Angelina. The significant is trivialized and the trivial is given undue status. Art asks us to take a longer look, enter into a discussion with the work, reflect on a deeper meaning or new way of looking at accepted ideas. Does the artist believe this or is he/she trying to provoke a response and do I believe the same thing? We are fortunate to have

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Melanie Rak (at left) embraces her partner, who, she says, is her “biggest supporter.” Above, Roland and Caroline Moustache enjoy their first trip to Europe together. He writes that after 15 years, they are still as happy together as on the day they met. Below Elisa Mirhosseini spends time with her two “sweeties.” The photo, she writes, represents true love. She says, “My husband and daughter are the most precious people in my life.”

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Sockeyes looking to secure grip on first A challenging threegame stretch will go a long way towards determining if the Richmond Sockeyes will lock up first place in the Pacific International Junior Hockey League. With seven games remaining, the Sockeyes (33-5-3) have opened up a three point lead on the Delta Ice Hawks (327-2) for top spot in the Tom Shaw Conference. Richmond hosts third place North Delta (23-15-5) on Thursday (7:30 p.m.) then travels to Abbotsford Friday to face the Harold Brittain Conference leading Pilots (24-12-5). The pivotal stretch concludes next Tuesday with a visit to Ladner to face the Ice Hawks for the final time in the regular season. Richmond extended its win streak to six games

with a dramatic 5-3 victory in Port Moody on Saturday night. Jake Roder netted the winner just 51 seconds remaining and captain Patrick Hunter added an insurance goal with one second left. Rudi Thorsteinson, Jeremy Hamaguchi and Elli Wiebe had the other goals, as twice the Black Panthers battled back to tie game. Devin Nijjer made 28 saves. Two nights earlier, the Sockeyes skated to an easy 8-1 win over the visiting Aldergrove Kodiaks at Minoru Arena. The hosts opened a 5-0 second period lead before the defending PIJHL champions finally got on the scoreboard. Hamaguchi had a big night with two goals and three assists.

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Forty Minutes should be the ringing theme as the RC Palmer Griffins get set to embark on what they hope will be a long playoff journey. The Griffins won’t enter the post-season as the top ranked “AAA” senior boys basketball team in the province. They lost that status after last weekend’s third place finish at the Western Canada Invitational where they were tripped up 73-69 by the host Kelowna Owls in the semi-finals. Still, they have proven they are more than capable of delivering the school’s first-ever senior provincial title and could be unstoppable if they can consistently string together four solid quarters.

Slow starts have plagued the Griffins all season against other elite teams and only some fantastic second half performances have bailed them out. Not once did they lead at the half in all three of their gamesat Kelowna yet they still managed a third place finish after roaring back from a 15-point deficit to defeat the Raymond Comets — Alberta’s top ranked “AAAA” team — in their final game. They almost did the same against the Owls — overcoming a 45-33 halftime disadvantage to take the lead in the late going, only to allow the hosts to score eight unanswered points to close out the game. “We’re not really sure what it is,” said Palmer co-coach Ryan Strachan of his team’s sputter-

ing starts. “We’ve even tried to change the warm-up to see if that would make a difference. “The boys have done a great job coming back the way they have, but we’ve told them, once they get to the Lower Mainlands and start to see top 10 ranked teams, they can’t keep doing it.” The Owls also did an effective job of dictating the tempo and taking the Griffins out of their comfort zone which a high-octane transition game. They were held to just 11 first quarter points on 25 percent shooting. Mike Zayas led Palmer with 16 points and 15 rebounds. Vijay Dhillon added 15, while Ranjodh Hare also enjoyed a double-double with 11 points and 10 boards. The game was played in front of an overflow crowd of 1,500.

“The atmosphere was unbelievable. The stands were packed and it was basically four deep everywhere else,” said Strachan. “Just for the kids to be part of that is a great experience and something they will never forget.” The improbable comeback against Raymond saw Palmer outscore the Alberta squad 35-18 in the fourth quarter to win 98-90. The Griffins went to the free throw line a whopping 43 times, compared to just 13 for the Comets. Dhillon led the late charge with 23 points, that included going 14 of 15 from charity stripe. Zayas added 19 points and 13 rebounds. Billy Cheng scored 18 and Jamie Madewan 16. Palmer is expected to cruise to another Richmond title when the city championships get under-

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way next week. It then will get a whole lot tougher at the Lower Mainland Tournament where potentially another battle with the Burnaby South Rebels looms. The Rebels defeated Kelowna to capture the Western Canada tourney and take away the No. 1 ranking from Palmer. Third ranked Vancouver College and No. 7 Charles Tupper will also be part of the field. “The key for us will be getting in some quality practices,” added Strachan. “It would not only be great to win but to come away with the highest seed possible going into the provincials. “Sure, it wouldn’t been nice to hang on to (the number one ranking) but really, the only rankings that matter is at the end of the season.”

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Richmond’s ClearOne Badminton Centre enjoyed a record-breaking performance at the Canadian Championships — capturing 10 medals, two more than the province of Ontario and four more than powerhouse Quebec. “The nationals have firmly established Richmond as the center of badminton in Canada and likely the continent,” said ClearOne Badminton president Bobby Milroy. “Without question, Canada’s Olympic hopes for 2012 are to be found in this city.” The impressive showing was led by Derrick Ng and Adrian Liu, who dominated mens doubles to win gold. “After this week, I believe more than ever that we will be representing Richmond in the London 2012 Olympic Games,” said Liu. “We achieved a new level this weekend.” ClearOne also received silver medals from Joyce Ko, who recently moved from Ontario to Richmond in search of a better training atmosphere, as well as Phyllis Chan and Christin Tsai in the ladies doubles. At just 15, Tsai is the youngest ever woman to win a silver medal at the Nationals and appears a shoe-in for the 2016 Olympics. “She’s the best I have ever seen,” says Darryl Yung, Head Coach and CEO of ClearOne Badminton. “Her potential is not just Olympic … it’s podium.” The ClearOne Badminton Centre has been in operation for eight years and oversees 33 badminton courts in the Lower Mainland. The club is currently hosting most of the national Olympic track team as well as the Junior national team, scheduled to compete at the World Championships in Taiwan later this year.

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* Look for the Ad Match symbol in store on items we have matched. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES (note that our major supermarket competitors may not). Due to the fact that product is ordered prior to the time of our Ad Match checks, quantities may be limited. We match select items in our major supermarket competitors’ flyers throughout the week. Major supermarket competitors are determined solely by us based on a number of factors which can vary by store location. We match identical items (defined as same brand, size, and attributes) and for fresh produce, meat and bakery, we match a comparable item (as determined solely by us). Some items may have ‘plus deposit and/or environmental charge’ where applicable.

FEBRUARY WEDNESDAY

9

of your total prescription price in Superbucks™ rewards! No waiting, no collecting. Ask our pharmacist for details!

This offer available at our pharmacies in British Columbia only.

Superbucks™ rewards are provided by host supermarket to redeem for merchandise in-store excluding prescriptions, tobacco, alcohol, lottery tickets and any other products which are provincially regulated. Redemption is also excluded at all third party operations (post office, drycleaners, gas bar, etc.). Superbucks™ rewards are issued only for individual customer in-store prescription purchases (excludes healthcare and other facilities). 4% Superbucks™ rewards are calculated as 4% of the total value of the prescription, with a minimum value of $1.00 and up to a maximum value of $99.99 per coupon. Offer expires Sunday, July 3, 2011.

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Prices are in effect until Thursday, February 10, 2011 or while stock lasts. Quantities and/or selection of items may be limited and may not be available in all stores. NO RAINCHECKS OR SUBSTITUTIONS on clearance items or where quantities are advertised as limited. Advertised pricing and product selection (flavour, colour, patterns, style) may vary by store location. We reserve the right to limit quantities to reasonable family requirements. We are not obligated to sell items based on errors or misprints in typography or photography. Coupons must be presented and redeemed at time of purchase. Applicable taxed, deposits, or environmental surcharges are extra. No sales to retail outlets. Some items may have “plus deposit and environmental charge” where applicable. ®/TM The trademarks, service marks and logos displayed in this newspaper ad are trademarks of Loblaws Inc. and others. All rights reserved. © 2011 Loblaws Inc. Customer Relations: 1-866-999-9890.

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A24 February 9, 2011 The Richmond News INDEX Community Notices ....................................1000 Family Announcements ...........................1119 Employment..........................................................1200 Education .................................................................1400 Special Occasions...........................................1600 Marketplace ..........................................................2000 Children ......................................................................3000 Pets & Livestock ...............................................3500 Health............................................................................4000 Travel & Recreation ......................................4500 Business & Finance .......................................5000 Legals ............................................................................5500 Real Estate ..............................................................6000 Rentals .........................................................................6500 Personals ...................................................................7000 Service Directory .............................................8000 Transportation ....................................................9000

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Obituaries

MUKAI Sadako Sept 20, 1912 - Jan 30, 2011

Sadako was born in Vancouver, educated in Japan and Canada. She was predeceased by her husband George Seishi Mukai and her grandson. Matthew Mukai. She passed away peacefully at the age of 98 surrounded by family. She leaves behind her children Aster (Peter) Nimi, Bob (Ruth), Tom (May), Henry (Kathy), Don (Shoko), Dianne. 13 grandchildren: Paul, (Donna) Nimi, David (Lily) Nimi, Andrew, Daniel, Douglas, Todd (Amy), Scott, Tami (Ro Ofreneo), Sarah (Matt Hinch), Katy, Toby, Karla and Joanna, and 5 great grandchildren; Nicholas, Alexander, Markus and Ryan Nimi and Lauren Mukai. She was a focused, loving matriarch of the Mukai clan who nurtured three generations of responsive children. Her hobbies included shodo (calligraphy), music, writing, poetry, odori (dance), travel and cooking amazing dinners for her family. She was a community leader and was often consulted for help with written communication in Japanese. In her later years she enjoyed teaching Japanese language to students at the school in Steveston Buddhist Temple. Her memorial service will take place at 11am, Friday, February 11th at the Steveston Buddhist Temple, 4360 Garry St. Richmond, BC. Rev. Grant Ikuta officiating.

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WOZNEY Mary-Jane (nee Yarmish) January 25, 1945-February 5, 2011 After a long battle with cancer, Mary passed away peacefully at Richmond General Hospital surrounded by family and friends. She is survived by Al Wozney, Children: Lynda, Alain (Carol), Tim (Dee-Ann), Michael, Angela, Christine. Grandchildren: Michael, Timothy, Alana, Matthew, Jacob, Samantha, Rebecca, Noah, Ben, Lucas. Sisters: Lesia (Bob), Patricia (Cliff). Prayers for Mary will take place at St. Paul Parish on Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 7:00pm. A celebration of life will take place on Friday, February 11, 2011 at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Parish in Vancouver at 10:00am. As per Mary’s request, in lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to an education fund set up in the name of Rebecca Tulum In Trust.

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DRIVERS/OWNER OPERATORS wanted - Truck Contractors need drivers with log haul experience & clean driver’s abstract. Owner operators needed with 6, 7, 8 axle log trailers. Visit www.alpac.ca or call 1-800-661-5210 (ext. 8173).

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Ability to travel 3 months at a time Valid AZ, DZ class 3 or 1 High School Diploma or GED Apply online at: www.sperryrail.com under careers, Click here to apply, key word Driv. Do not fill in city or state.

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PHONE BOOKS Mature persons with car or truck to deliver Yellow Pages™ Telephone Directories in the Vancouver area.

Call 1-800-733-9675 Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm

VANCOUVER’S LARGEST Lawn and Property Maintenance Company pays $120-$360 DAILY for outdoor Spring/Summer work. Hiring honest, competitive, and energetic individuals to fill our various 2011 positions. Apply online @ www.propertystarsjobs.com

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Office Personnel

FILING CLERK

DO YOU LIKE VARIETY?

Downtown CA firm has an immediate opening for a Filing Clerk, 4 - 5 days / wk. Your duties will include keeping our file room in meticulous order (approx 70% of job), relief reception, banking, mail and sundry other misc. jobs. Strong spoken English, good typing skills (min. 50 wpm), attention to detail and excellent presentation are required. If you enjoy people and like variety, this is the job for you. Send your resume to: Human Resources Rolfe, Benson Chartered Accountants 1400 - 900 W. Hastings St. Vancouver, BC V6C 1E3 Fax: 604-684-7937 or Email: reyre@rolfebenson.com

FLAGPERSONS & LANE CLOSURE TECHS

GUN & ANTIQUE SHOW Sat. March 12, 9am-5pm Sun. March 13, 9am-3pm

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For more info 604-880-4706 or visit our website @ www.HACSbc.ca

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Lost & Found

LOST SIAMESE Seal Point cat Mimi- Last seen Lucas & Gilbert Jan 8. Pls contact 604-277-1419

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Teachers/ Instructors

• Must have reliable vehicle • Must be certified & experienced • Union Wages & Benefits Apply in person 19689 Telegraph Trail, Langley fax resume to 604-513-3661 or email: darlene@valleytraffic.ca HOMEWORKERS GET PAID DAILY! NOW ACCEPTING: Simple part time and full time Online Computer Work is available. No fees or charges to participate. Start Today, www.onwoc.com MEGABITE hiring F/T Night Shift Supervisor. Must have High School dipl. & sev. yrs of exp. Shift from 5pm to 1:30am. $14.50/hr. E-res: nzonuz@megabitepizza.com

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All advertising published in this newspaper is accepted on the premise that the merchandise and services offered are accurately described and willingly sold to buyers at the advertised prices. Advertisers are aware of these conditions. Advertising that does not conform to these standards or that is deceptive or misleading, is never knowingly accepted. If any reader encounters non-compliance with these standards we ask that you inform the Publisher of this newspaper and The Advertising Standards Council of B.C. OMISSION AND ERROR: The publishers do not guarantee the insertion of a particular advertisement on a specified date, or at all, although every effort will be made to meet the wishes of the advertisers. Further, the publishers do not accept liability for any loss or damage caused by an error or inaccuracy in the printing of an advertisement beyond the amount paid for the space actually occupied by the portion of the advertisement in which the error occurred. Any corrections or changes will be made in the next available issue. The Richmond News will be responsible for only one incorrect insertion with liability limited to that portion of the advertisement affected by the error. Request for adjustments or corrections on charges must be made within 30 days of the ad’s expiration.

For best results please check your ad for accuracy the first day it appears. Refunds made only after 7 business days notice!

Kids and Company,

Canada’s leading corporate child care is accepting resumes for experienced Infant/Toddler Specialists, ECE’s, Assistant Directors, Directors and supply staff, with exceptional early childhood practices and experience working in a daycare settings We are located in Richmond and the Vancouver area. Besides having excellent organizational and communication skills, the ideal candidates for these positions will have demonstrated success in building positive relationships with families and colleagues. The ultimate goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for children and families. We provide full and part time positions with company paid benefits and advancement. Join our dynamic team to make a difference in the lives of children. To learn more about our programs please visit www. kidsandcompany.ca Please email cover letter, resume and salary expectation to attn: Sherry Shirritt sshirritt@ kidsandcompany.ca

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Trades/Technical

EXCLUSIVE FINNING/ CATERPILLAR Mechanic training. GPRC Fairview Campus. High school diploma; grade 12 Math, Science, English, mechanical aptitude required. $1000. entrance scholarship. Paid practicum with Finning. Write apprenticeship exams. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview PUT POWER into your career! As a Fairview Power Engineer. Oncampus boiler lab. 4th Class-Part A 3rd Class. Affordable residences. GPRC Fairview Campus. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview WANTED: EXPERIENCED Civil, Paving and Quality Control Personnel to fill various positions at Large, BC Road Construction Company. Send resume to P.O. Box 843, Kamloops BC, V2C 5M8 or to paverswanted@yahoo.ca

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Farm Workers

FARM LABOURER REQ’D for seasonal work. Duties: Sorting and packaging of fruit, some heavy lifting required. Preference for those with previous experience in a farm setting. Min. 40 hrs/wk., $9.28/hr. Email to:

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jobs careers advice

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Education

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RETRO DESIGN & ANTIQUES FAIR 175 tables & booths of fun, fabulous finds for you & your eclectic abode! SUN FEB 20 10-3 Croatian Cultural Center 3250 Commercial Dr, 604-980-3159 Admission: $5

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For Sale Miscellaneous

A FREE TELEPHONE SERVICE - Get Your First Month Free. Bad Credit, Don’t Sweat It. No Deposits. No Credit Checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Today Toll-Free 1-866-884-7464 CAN’T GET UP YOUR Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift. Call 1-866-981-6591 CELLO CONE BAGS, cello gift bags, wedding, baby & valentine favours, 4 section candy boxes, silk flowers & ribbon. Candy dishes & display dishes & baskets. Cash register 604-277-2545

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PREFAB HOMES DISCOUNTED 50%+!! USA Mortgage Disaster Order Cancellations. 1260SF PreEngineered Package originally $29,950.00, BLOWOUT $14,975.00!! Other sizes SACRIFICE prices! HUNDREDS SHIPPED! Spring/Summer delivery. TOLL-FREE 1-800-871-7089 STEEL BUILDING WINTER SALE... $3.49 to $11/sq.ft. Immediate orders only - FREE shipping, some exclusions/ Up to 90 days to pay. Deposit required. Pioneer Manufacturers since 1980. 1-800-668-5422. See current specials www.pioneersteel.ca STEEL BUILDINGS PRICED TO CLEAR - Holding 2010 steel prices on many models/sizes. Ask about FREE DELIVERY! CALL FOR QUICK SALE QUOTE and FREE BROCHURE 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170

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ALTO SAXOPHONE, Selmer, Mark VI Serial # 199XXX original lacquer, amazing tone, free blowing, all new pads, in excellent condition and highly cherished. $6300 OBO. 604 808 6223

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Lumber/Building Supplies

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For Sale - Miscellaneous

★★★ 3 GRAD Dresses For Sale ! ★★★

Hey are you looking for your Grad Dress 2011? Only Worn ONE time. Will sacrifice @ 1/2 price from original price!! ■ Size Small: Blue dress: Paid $140, Asking $75 ■ Size 4: Red dress. Paid $550, Asking $275 ■ Size 6: Black dress: Paid $550. Asking $275 Call or email for photos and info at: 604-880-0288 mandi_babi@hotmail.com. Serious buyers only please!


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PEKINGESE PUP. Male, blond colour, very cute & smart, 2 ½ mos old, $500. 604-464-9485 ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $399+. 604-590-3727 www.puppiesfishcritters.com BOSTON TERRIER Pups, CKC reg. vet checked, good pedigrees, nicely marked, To view: 604-406-2415 or 1-604-794-3786 BOXER CKC reg’d purebred puppies ready Feb 14. Fawn, 3Male 1Female $1200 604-302-5052

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PUPPY FOR VALENTINES DAY Shih Tzu X Japanese Chin, $495 + Vet check/shots 604-746-9332 PUREBRED LAB puppies. Born Dec.25,2010, chocolate, black, golden & blond. $600.- $700. 1st shots, vet checked, dewormed 604-308-4401 or 604-850-9690

Foster homes urgently req’d for rescued, abandoned & neglected dogs. Many breeds. www. abetterlifedogrescue.com

Blueberry Fields Child Care - 2 locations Lic. Group Daycare • 30 mths-5yrs M - F • 7:30am - 6:00pm 9 openings @ 12431 Blundell Rd. or 0-36 mths @ 9440 Williams Rd.

Pls contact Susan 778-708-1751

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GERMAN SHEPHERD puppies. CKC registered German working line pups. Blk/tan or black. Taking reservations now! Ready to go Feb 28. For pedigree info, go to www.obedienceplus.com $1,000/each. Call 778-571-2990

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Cares! The Richmond News has partnered with the BC SPCA to encourage responsible pet guardianship and the humane treatment of animals. Before purchasing a new puppy, ensure the seller has provided excellent care and treatment of the animal and the breeding parents. For a complete guide to finding a reputable breeder and other considerations when acquiring a new pet, visit spca.bc.ca.

GORGEOUS GREAT Dane x Rotti/ Huski Pups ready mid Feb very healthy, $500-$600 1 604 537 1877

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Shedding light on community issues

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: Estate of George Edward Roylance also known as George E. Roylance and George Roylance, deceased, formerly of #2-8500 Cook Road, Richmond, British Columbia, V6Y 1V7 Notice is hereby given to Creditors and others having claims against the estate of George Edward Roylance otherwise known as George E. Roylance and George Roylance, deceased, under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executor, Patrick George Roylance c/o Pryke Lambert Leathley Russell LLP, Barristers & Solicitors, at Suite 500 North Tower, 5811 Cooney Road, Richmond, British Columbia, V6X 3M1, on or before March 18, 2011, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard only to the claims that have been received. DATED at Richmond, British Columbia this 1st day of February, 2011.

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#48-15020-66A AVE, SURREY Senior Strata Complex, 55 +, 2 BR Cottage, 2 bath, all new appls, completely reno’d, new roof, gardens, well kept storage, $195 maintenance per month, includes electric & heat, $260,000 obo. For more info call 604-572-0036


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2011 Richmond Winterfest Weekend Schedule at the Richmond Olympic Oval, February 12 –13, 2011 Daily Programming Ice Zone. Skate on the Richmond Olympic Oval’s two international-size ice rinks. Arrive early – space is limited. Skate rental: $2.00. Cash only. Hockey helmets a must for under 12. Get moving! Kick, hit, bat, flip. Over 20 Richmond Sport and Activity Groups invite you to participate and discover the joy of motion. Note: to protect the Richmond Olympic Oval’s hard court surfaces, please wear or bring running shoes. Celebrate 2010! Remember the O Zone? The “Immersadome”? Recapture those great moments in the Olympic Exhibits area. Sponsored in part by the BC Sport Hall of Fame.

Saturday on the YVR Community Main Stage

Sunday on the YVR Community Main Stage

11:00 am Tetsu Taiko These Richmond-based taiko drummers start Winterfest Weekend with a bang.

11:40 am Richmond Academy of Dance This Richmond dance institution is known for its recreational and professional dance programs in ballet, jazz, musical theatre and hip hop.

11:30 am Cindy Yang Dance Academy An award-winning dance troupe, Madame Cindy Yang choreographs Chinese dance with a Canadian perspective. 12:00 pm Bobs and Lolo Bringing music, movement and make-believe to all ages. A family favourite.

Interactive DJ and Music Room. Learn to mix beats, scratch and crossfade. Indulge your inner music star and record yourself playing or singing. Kids Zone. Hands-on Arts and Crafts, Entertainment and Face Painting.

1:20 pm

2:00 pm

4:00 pm

5:30 pm

Ring in the Chinese New Year with an exciting Lion Dance Performance. Sponsored by Scotiabank. Where: YVR Community Main Stage. Opening Ceremony: Wear your 2010 Winter Games mittens, gear and get ready to cheer! Where: YVR Community Main Stage. Olympic Torch Bearer Parade. Cheer for over 20 of Richmond’s 2010 superstars! Where: Through the site to YVR Community Main Stage. Dreamland – An original multimedia projection spectacular presented by the Cinevolution Media Arts Society. Cinevolution is a Richmond organization dedicated to innovative new media arts creation and education. Where: Oval Plaza. Additional shows at 6:00 pm and 6:30 pm.

Meet the Athletes and Skate with a Champion! Skate with Denny and Kristina: On-ice tickets first come, first serve at the Skate Registration Tent. Olympic Athlete Autograph Signing Alexa Loo Denny Morrison Kristina Groves

2:30 – 3:15 pm 3:30 – 4:00 pm 5:15 – 5:45 pm

1:00 pm CallaboCall Breakdancers 50 of Richmond’s hottest breakdancers! Pop, lock, krump – they do it all.

Alex Elixir Juggler, musician, acrobat, funny man. A West Coast favourite.

2:15 pm Wailing Station A rocking four piece blues band from the Fraser Valley.

Firebelly Productions Imagination, costume and skilful stilting are a trademark of this versatile performance group.

5:00 pm Abandon Paris A great way to close. Fuses melodic rock with reggae and rhythms that won’t quit. Gets the crowd on their feet!

Event Closes at 7:00 pm

Artists and Actors Winterfest Weekend presents an exciting cross-section of Richmond’s arts and cultural groups.

Gateway Theatre The Gateway Theatre is Richmond’s only live professional theatre and is the Lower Mainland’s third largest theatre company.

2:45 pm

5:30 pm Five Alarm Funk A horn-powered, percussion-fuelled unstoppable stream of energy. Rocked the house at Canada Hockey House right after our boys won gold!

Mortal Coil Performance Society Mortal Coil is dedicated to creating imaginative theatre and spectacle through stilts, masks and fantastic costuming.

Community Arts Council of Richmond For over 40 years, this arts council has supported and raised funds for arts and artists in Richmond.

2:00 pm Opening Ceremony Wear your Olympic gear and cheer! Mayor Malcolm Brodie and Richmond City Council salute Richmond, the 2010 Games, and the future. John Furlong, VANOC CEO, will speak.

4:30 pm The Chase A Steveston band fast becoming a super-sonic force within the Vancouver music scene.

Hambone A non-face painted clown based in Richmond since 1999.

Canadian Artists Society The CAS was formed in 2009 by a group of like-minded artists, most of whom live and work in Richmond. The CAS mandate is to encourage artists to create art, to inspire and be inspired.

1:35 pm Richmond Youth Honour Choir An amazing choral organization who have performed on CBC, CTV and at the Richmond O Zone

4:00 pm Torch Bearer Parade Cheer for our 2010 Winter Games superstars, the Richmond torchbearers.

These Richmond teams, organizations and associations invite you to Winterfest Weekend 2011 for activities and demonstrations!

1:15 pm Kutapira Must be heard to be believed. A blend of Afro Cuban drumming and Zimbabwe’s marimba music. Unique. Unforgettable.

1:20 pm Chinese New Year Lion Dance Gun Hei Fat Choy! Happy Chinese New Year!

Damian Marshall (featuring Shanna Lynn) A Canadian country recording artist with five top 20 hits over the last five years. He was nominated for two CCMA rising star awards in 2009.

Sport Groups

Duh Hockey Guys Sensations on stilts, Duh Hockey Guys were virtually mobbed by young and old at the 2010 Richmond O Zone.

4:00 pm The Jardines Cherelle and Ajaye create a delicious blend of innocence and street smarts. One of Richmond’s favourite acts.

Event closes at 6:00 pm

Go Richmond! We salute the Richmond members of Team BC’s Canada 2011 Winter Games team. Good luck in Halifax! Cheryl Corrigan – Wheelchair Basketball Holly Fellowes – Judo Jessica Jiang – Figure Skating Matthew Lai – Figure Skating Joshua Stuart – Artistic Gymnastics Karina Tiew – Figure Skating Christin Tsai – Badminton Russel Weber – Men’s Hockey Melissa Woodley – Ringette Duncan Yao – Badminton Bing Zhang – Table Tennis The 2011 Canada Winter Games. Halifax, Nova Scotia. February 11–27.

Richmond Carvers Society This society is dedicated to the advancement of woodcarving as a hobby and art form. This society has grown to be one of the largest in the area with a membership of over 60 carving enthusiasts. Richmond Potters’ Club This club was founded in 1969 to support the growth of pottery arts in Richmond. At Winterfest Weekend, local potters will demonstrate how earth becomes art.

12:15 pm Nat Jay Richmond’s rising star. An young, accomplished songwriter with compelling vocal delivery that will steal your heart.

3:15 pm Show Stoppers Glee is alive and well and living in Richmond. A dynamic group of young performers who have appeared on virtually every stage in the Lower Mainland.

Saturday’s Special Programs Saturday, February 12, 2011

Roving Performers

Gulf of Georgia Cannery One of the few remaining 19th century salmon canneries in BC, this historic site is one of Richmond’s finest attractions. Richmond Artists Guild Founded in 1955, this guild’s objective is to promote and encourage art in all forms, especially in painting. Pipeline Creative Local design and film veterans exhibit handcrafted sculptures, illustrations and prints produced at their studios. Richmond Arts Coalition The Richmond Arts Coalition is a member-based society that supports a diversity of Richmond cultural and arts experiences.

! Ball Hockey Richmond South Delta Minor Ball Hockey Association ! Baseball Richmond City Baseball Association ! Cheerleading Panther Cheer ! Curling Richmond Curling Club ! Fastball Richmond Boys Fastball ! Figure Skating Connaught Figure Skating Club ! Football Richmond Minor Football ! Gymnastics Richmond Gymnastics Association ! Ice Hockey Seafair Minor Hockey Association Richmond Girls Ice Hockey Richmond Minor Hockey Association Richmond Sockeyes Junior Hockey ! Lacrosse Richmond Lacrosse Association ! Lawn Bowling Richmond Lawn Bowling Club ! Ringette Richmond Ringette Association ! Soccer Richmond Girls Soccer Richmond Youth Soccer ! Speed Skating Richmond Rockets speed Skating Club ! Swimming Richmond Rapids Swim Club ! Table Tennis Table Tennis Centre of Excellence ! Track and Field Kajaks Track and Field

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All the info you need about this FREE festival! When Saturday, February 12, 2011 Sunday, February 13, 2011

11:00 am – 7:00 pm 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Where Richmond Olympic Oval, 6111 River Road, Richmond, BC Getting There By Transit: Parking is limited at the event, so why not take transit! Walk from Canada Line’s Lansdowne Station or connect from Canada Line’s Brighouse Station. Connecting bus: C94 – Richmond Oval (limited service). Other Options: Safe, user-friendly bike racks are availble for use. Carpooling is great too. Shuttle for Richmond Seniors: A shuttle departs every 30 minutes from Brighouse Library book drop-off on Minoru Boulevard. 11:00 am to event end, daily. Parking There will be no parking at the Richmond Olympic Oval. Limited first come, first serve parking is available at the WorkSafe BC building at Westminster Highway and Gilbert Road. (6951 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC V7C 1C6). A walkway connects directly with the Winterfest Weekend site. Please note: WorkSafe BC and the City of Richmond will take no responsibility for vehicles parked on WorkSafe BC property. Accessibility The event is fully accessible by wheelchair through Oval front doors. Volunteers will be on hand for those needing assistance. Please notify front desk or Guest Services staff. Pets Pets are not allowed on site with the exception of service animals. Smoke-Free The event areas (inside and outside) are completely nonsmoking. The Richmond Olympic Oval is a smoke-free venue. Restricted Items For the safety of all guests, alcohol, bicycles, skateboards, and rollerblades will not be allowed on site.


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Richmond News February 9 2011