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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
the $529,600 set aside for the 2011 grant program. Indeed, city councillors managed to squeeze in $1,000 each for nine groups that were being denied funding this year, but that they felt were worthy of some financial assistance. Many of the groups holding out the begging bowl were represented at city hall Monday afternoon.
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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
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
Analyst questions massive investment linked to Games
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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Richmond: Positioned for economic growth He boasted that the province has significantly reduced income taxes and will have the most competitive corporate tax rates among all the G7 nations. Reducing taxes is something critics take issue with, saying this benefits corporations at the expense of public institutions. But Campbell argues that it’s all about freedom of choice. He asked the audience, “How many of you would rather the government made all of your economic choices? How many of you would like to make more of your economic choices.” Campbell also focused on Richmond and B.C.’s great advantage in being the Asia Pacific Gateway. The predicted growth in China is enormous and Richmond and B.C. are perfectly positioned to take advantage of that growth. Not only does our physical place in the world enable us to be the gateway to Canada, North America and even Europe, but our people are an even greater advan-
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Continued from page 1 exemplified that better than the Olympics, he said. “Do you know what happened here 364 days ago?” he asked his audience. “The Olympic Torch came through this city.” He lauded the City of Richmond for stepping up to the plate and offering to build “that incredible facility,” the Richmond Olympic Oval. Campbell’s speech was also filled with thank-yous to individuals including Coun. Greg Halsey-Brandt, Mayor Malcolm Brodie and Richmond MLAs John Yap, Rob Howard, and one of B.C.’s longest serving MLAs, Linda Reid, who was first elected to the legislature in 1991. Campbell stressed how grateful we should be for living in this province and all it has to offer, which segued into comments on the economy, which he described as the foundation for all the good things we have.
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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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Dog slaughter bigger news than 21 dead kids
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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Art is therapy at RASS The Editor: Re: “Art’s more than a luxury,” Community, Feb. 2. The staff at Richmond Addiction Services (RASS) read with interest Lynn Beavis’ article on Feb, 2, 2011 discussing the role that art can play in developing positive emotions in individuals and in building healthy communities. She states: “Because the arts engage us on both an emotional and intellectual level, we learn more about ourselves — our motivations, prejudices, assumptions — and through the self-examination it provokes, we learn to take a new view on the world.” The work we do at RASS takes this very approach by encouraging our Richmond youth and older adults to examine these emotions and how they manage them. This is often an area that needs exploring as many find it easy to turn to substances as a way of coping with emotions and life’s challenges. At RASS we support people in exploring alternatives to substances. Some of these alternatives include art, culture, theatre, music, and dance. Our Aging Well program has had good success with a seniors’ theatre group writing their own scripts and presenting to other seniors on topics such as depression, gambling, prescription drug use and alcohol use.
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South Arm Community Centre’s youth group, MOSIAC, is hosting its fourth annual, 24-hour Hockeython beginning at noon on Friday, Feb. 11 until noon on Saturday, Feb. 12 in the South Arm gymnasium. Registration for this event is by donation with each participant securing pledges. Proceeds from the
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St. Albans Church presents a Valentine’s Day dinner and dance on Saturday, Feb. 12 at St. Alban’s church hall, 7260 St. Alban Rd. Tickets are $25 and includes dinner, dancing under the disco ball, entertainment, prizes and much more. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and dinner is served at 7 p.m. For more informa-
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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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When Wanda Koop was here just over a year ago, she told about the day Art City opened in Winnipeg. Art City, a free community art centre located in the mean streets of Winnipeg’s West Broadway area, opened in an attempt to bring enrichment to the local population. On the day it opened Koop was confronted by a local tough and his cronies, who announced they were going to “bust the place up.” Koop took a reasoned approach with them, asking why they wanted to do that. Not surprisingly, they answered “Because we are.” Her sister, sitting across the room at a pottery wheel, took a different approach and called over “Hey, I bet you can’t do this.” She got the leader to sit at the pottery wheel and guided his hands in the making of a small pot, after which all the others wanted to try. They spent the rest of the day there, and the place never did get “busted up.” For me, this story reinforces my belief that through participating in the arts your relationship to the world changes. It doesn’t matter if you can paint like Raphael or sculpt like
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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.”
Caroline Gadenne and her husband Philippe are the winners of Richmond News’s You and Your Sweetie Contest. We asked our readers to submit a romantic picture of themselves with their partner, and include a few words why the photo is special, for a chance to win a $100 gift card at Mandalay Lounge and bouquet of flowers from Fresh Touch Flowers and Produce. Caroline wrote to the News explaining that this picture was taken last summer, when they went back to France to renew their vows and celebrate their 10th anniversary. She writes, ‘It was a truly special time in our lives and we’ve decided that we would do this again for our 20th anniversary. We just love being married; we enjoy the good times and we go through the hardships together and united (most of the time). As the famous French author George Sand once said: ‘there is only one happiness in life, to love and be love.’”
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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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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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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.
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.
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.
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
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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KidSport (British Columbia Chapter) Richmond Arenas Community Association Richmond Olympic Oval Richmond Parks and Recreation Department Richmond Sports Council Special Olympics BC Richmond
Multidisciplinary, multicultural and in a multitude of venues, Richmond’s arts and cultural scene is bursting with new and exciting programs for all ages and interests. Enjoy opera in the Minoru Chapel or take in a Charles Dickens classic at the Gateway Theatre. Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit or drop by the studio gallery of one of Richmond’s acclaimed visual artists. For complete programming details, visit
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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