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The desire to express one’s imagination and creativity is a basic human impulse, and Richmondites are as impulsive as the rest. The city may not be viewed as an arts Mecca, but there have been key developments over the years that have helped sow the seeds of a vibrant and diverse arts community — the kind of community that is currently being celebrated in the Winter Festival of the Arts.

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It shares the birthday of arguably one of B.C.’s most celebrated of institutions — the Vancouver Canucks. For the 40-year-old Community Arts Council of Richmond (CACR), however, that’s just about where the similarities begin and end. CACR can only dream of boasting a microcosm of the ‘Nucks’ fan base and would probably multiply its income by a factor of 10 if it collected the loose change dropped under the seats at Rogers Arena. Yet the CACR — which was saved from extinction at the last minute by philanthropic brothers Gary and Terry McPhail — and its little Artisans’ Galleria, nestled discreetly on the corner of Garden City Shopping Centre, has survived through one of the harshest financial climates of recent times. It’s a feat not lost on the CACR’s treasurer, Margaret Stephens, who scrimps and scrapes for every penny on behalf of the galleria — the only outlet for its 46 artist members to show off and sell their wares. Stephens said the galleria has found it tougher than expected to attract foot traffic since it moved from Steveston to its new location last August. “There is lots of people using that shopping centre, but we just can’t seem to get people through the door,” she said. “We thought it would be an excellent location, but it’s not worked out that way so far.” Stephens said if the CACR could afford more advertising, then it might attract more attention to the galleria, which is the council’s only regular source of income. “We’re hoping to hold classes through

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Community Arts Council of Richmond treasurer Margaret Stephens shows a few art pieces at Artisans’ Galleria, which, she says, is the only place in the city where people can purchase local art. the back of the galleria to augment what we already have there,” Stephens said. “Honestly though, the galleria is the biggest single drain on the CACR. “The City of Richmond gave us $2,000. We asked for $14,500. We got the same the previous year and that’s because that’s all that was left over.” The council does make some money from the sales of the artwork. But, like any other “business,” it has to cough up for overheads such as wages, hydro and other incidentals.

“It’s all funded by the sales of the merchandise,” Stephens said. “I’m like the galleria Scrooge, though. I’m very thrifty and we do get some out-of-the-blue donations that help us survive.” Despite continually having to be inventive to just stay afloat, the CACR has managed to adopt many roles in the community to support local artists over the last 40 years. “That takes all kinds of different shapes, see Galleria page 4

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We want to support all kids’ successes.” Along with the performing arts, visual art teacher Sid Akselrod will bring 20 students from Steveston-London to display their paintings and drawings. These students will also be on hand to talk about their works. “Kids love it. These are the things they remember,” he said. The Fine Arts Fair evolved out of the Multifestival Extravaganza, which was held for three years prior and involved elementary as well as secondary students. However, with so many students, it was a challenge to give everyone enough stage time. In 2007, organizers decided to feature just secondary students and focus on the fine and performing arts, although a multicultural component remains. The event, which runs Feb. 24 from 4 to 6:30

p.m., opens with the drumming group from Boyd. Music teacher Garth Bowen has brought his drummers to the fair every year, and to the Multicultural Extravaganza for the three years before that. “It’s always work, but there is so much education in this,” said Bowen, who started his drumming group in 1997. Performing and touring requires teamwork, leadership, organization — not to mention practice and the guts to get on stage, said Bowen. For a touch of celebrity, last year’s Rich City Idol, Alea Andaya, will perform. Also, Steveston Grad, Stephanie Sy, who’s gone on to compete in So You Think You Can Dance Canada and landed a role in the TV series Hellcats, will bring her dance troupe and offer opening comments.

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Arts thrive but creative community faces challenges BY EVE EDMONDS

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There is no doubt the arts are alive and well in this city. Currently, a professional production of Great Expectations is playing at Gateway Theatre, an edgy visual arts exhibit is on at the Richmond Art Gallery. Tomorrow, youth will let their talent shine at a Fine Arts Fair at Aberdeen Centre. There is also no doubt the arts community in Richmond faces challenges that have limited growth, forced artists to move elsewhere and, in the case of the Richmond Concert Association, lead to the demise of a 25-yearold institution. The arts have always been present in Richmond, but there have been key developments along the way that have brought it to this point and can lead it into the future.

In 1970, the Community Arts Council of Richmond was formed, marking the beginning of a concerted effort to promote the arts and artisans. The 1980s were a particularly vibrant time; The Richmond Art Gallery Association was founded, Gateway Theatre opened its doors, the Richmond Concert Association was founded and the Richmond Community Orchestra and Chorus Association was established. In the 1990s, Brighouse Library/Arts and Cultural Centre opened, creating space for arts education and creation. By 2004, it was clear that Richmond had an artistic community, but to call it an “arts scene” was still a bit of a stretch. To take it to the next level, the City of Richmond created what it called an Arts Strategy. To figure out what that strategy should look like, city staff talked to artists and arts groups.

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One thing that became apparent was that, while the city is full of creative people, there was little cohesion amongst them, said Jane Fernyhough, director of the city’s arts, culture and heritage department. Shortly after the strategic plan was formed, a call went out to all and anyone involved in the arts to attend a meeting at city hall. A few key messages emerged: ! Artists need to support each other if they want the public to do so as well. ! Art groups need to learn from Richmond’s well-organized sports community about how to co-operatively promote their goals. ! The upcoming Olympics could be an opportunity for Richmond artists to shine — at the very least cash in on some legacy money since Richmond would be a venue city. “From those meetings, it was clear we were not talking to each other,” explained Suzanne Haines, general manager for Gateway Theatre and current chair of the coalition that was born out of those meetings. “The Richmond Arts Coalition was founded with the mandate to find mechanisms to connect us.” To strengthen the coalition’s voice, Gateway conducted a comprehensive economic impact study, which illustrated the significant number of dollars the arts generate in Richmond. The coalition also provided a single entity for the city to partner with. Outcomes include the Annual Arts Awards and a symposium for artists. A writer- or artist-in-residence program is in the works. As well, Olympic legacy funding was secured which has helped pay for a community development manager. Liesl Jauk has been a link between the city and arts group, making possible everything

from a new series featuring opera in Minoru Chapel, to art installations in store fonts at Lansdowne Centre and the Winter Festival of the Arts. The next issue to tackle is facilities, said Haines. Back at that earlier meeting there was talk of a concert hall that would be multifaceted, incorporating rehearsal space, gallery space and studio space, but the plan has since been dropped. In the meantime, Fernyhough said the city is looking at its city centre plan and how it can help facilitate the development of an entertainment district around the River Rock Casino. It may involve renovating existing buildings, or zoning the area so there is affordable living/studio space for artists, she explained. “The city can’t create an artist community. Artists have to do that. But what we can do is help build the infrastructure that would be conducive to such a community.” Garth Bowen has lived in Richmond for 28 years, working as a high school music teacher. He agrees with the idea of renovating old buildings that can give the right feel. But he complains that there still isn’t the arts fever in Richmond. It’s hard even to get parents out to watch their own kids, he said. “I have a jazz night at Gateway March 1. We should pack the place out. I’ll have five jazz choirs, nine jazz bands, three jazz combos, but I don’t know if we’ll break even.” The city plans to revisit its 2004 Art Strategy to see what needs to happen to keep the arts community vibrant. In the meantime, the current Winter Festival of the Arts is an opportunity to showcase what has worked in Richmond and the fact that the creative impulse is strong in this city.

Galleria: Members depend on it Continued from page 3 “primarily with our members being able to put their work on show for sale,” said Stephens. “We are the only place in Richmond where people can come and purchase local art. Put simply, we are keeping (the artists) going.” As for the members themselves, they come from all walks of life and from all kinds of backgrounds. “A lot of our members are older

and they depend on us to sell their work,” Stephens admitted. “Without us, they would have no place to go.” But CACR is also very geared to the youth and have a key student art exhibition on Feb. 26, Stephens said. “It’s one of our biggest events of the year. But exhibitions cost money to put on. Money that we don’t really have.” It’s exhibitions such as this that Stephens and the CACR would dearly love

the city to help with. “I do think that if the city wants to be known for the arts then it should think about paying to support it more, rather than spending more than half a million dollars on a Biennale piece,” Stephens said. As part of the Richmond’s Winter Festival of the Arts, the CACR’s Student Art Exhibition runs Feb. 26 until March 13 at the Artisan’s Galleria, Garden City Shopping Centre.

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It got people talking, arguing, pointing fingers and clicking their cameras all over Richmond. With a little more than two months left on its expiry date, the 2011 Biennale has been a “huge success,” according to its founder and president. Barrie Mowatt looked back on the eye-catching and sometimes controversial public art exhibition’s 16 month-stay thus far in the city, which saw Richmond become the temporary home for a giant wavy red ball, a giant drip of water and a giant chrome bust of Communist icon Lenin. And despite the Biennale being a victory in Richmond in Mowatt’s eyes — in terms of generating debate and publicity — the biggest date of the current exhibition’s life has still to come. On April 30, all of the Biennale installations will go to auction. And the price the pieces manage to achieve will determine whether the Biennale lives on or withers away. “There are two major corporations already enquiring about one of the Richmond pieces. I cannot say which, though,” Mowatt said the auctioning process. “We rely on the auction for 90 per cent of our income, so it’s a very important time.” The City of Richmond is currently conducting a survey of its residents to find out if there’s any appetite for retaining one of the installations and, if yes, which one. Unlikely to top that survey

Indeed, such is the forward planning needed to pull the Biennale off, work in the 2013 exhibition actually started in December. “We started a number of things, such as preparing the budget and we already have our eye on one major sculpture,” Mowatt said. “But let’s not forget this Biennale. Richmond still has the Blue Trees on its world public debut next month.” The thousands of dollars spent by the city to assist the Biennale in bringing the public art to Richmond has been called into question of late by a few city councillors and News readers. Love them or loath them, however, Mowatt said the merits of large public art installations are there for all to see. “You can’t really sneak around it, can you? You can’t pretend you didn’t see it. That’s part of the drama,” he said.

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will be sculpture of Lenin/ Miss Mao, which attracted some fierce criticism and opposition from certain sections of the community when it was first installed. Mowatt revealed that he and his selection committee only became aware of the Lenin proposal from the artists, the Gao Brothers, at the very last minute. “We actually didn’t get to see that piece until the very end and it kind of took us by surprise,” he said. “The Gao Brothers had submitted other proposals with us, but this one came in at the last minute. “Yes, I have to say we’ve been really happy with it. It did what art is supposed to do. It got people talking and stirred public debate.” Lenin aside, Mowatt explained that it takes about a year to get from sourcing a public art proposal for the Biennale to the final selection table. And it all comes down to the opinion of Mowatt and his curatorial team. “We have two principle curators, one from China and one from Japan and then you have me, the artistic director,” he said. “We’ll also hire other curators for certain areas of performance. But the final decision lies with myself. “Two years in advance we start to get into the process of sourcing and selecting the art. The curators go out and seek out what they feel might work and return to us with proposals. We then view the proposals and assess the artistic reputation, perhaps refine the proposals and then find the funding for it.”

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Not everyone knows it, or would agree, but there is such a thing called the “arts industry” in Richmond. On any given day, such proximity of the two words in the same sentence might produce a pair of quizzical furrowed eyebrows. One man, however, who’s done his bit to paint for the doubters an alternative picture of the arts in the city is Mark Glavina. Despite the global recession killing off many an established business, Glavina’s enterprise has thrived in the face of adversity. And he’s adamant that one of the loves of his life — art — is a bona fide industry in his city. “Absolutely, it’s a small, micro industry and we need to work hard at growing it,” said Glavina, owner of the Pheonix Art Workshop in Steveston. “When I first came to Richmond 14 years ago, there really wasn’t that much in the way of an art industry. If there was anything, it was a little bit underground. “I think, maybe, it was something to do with the dynamics of Richmond,

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all the cross cultures. There was no real hub for the industry. “But I had this vision of Steveston being a hub and I think it can keep on growing. What we need, though, is a consistent beacon for the arts.” Being adaptable to market changes is the key to any industry’s survival and the Pheonix Art Workshop has diversifi-

“As creative as artists are, we’re not that creative when it comes to the business side.” — Mark Glavina

cation written all over it. It offers art supplies, classes, painting excursions, framing and is involved in a number of art projects in the community. Indeed, Glavina’s broad-brush stroke over Richmond’s arts community has not just enabled him to survive during the recession, but actually grow. “Bringing in arts supplies has been

great for us. It actually now accounts for a third of our business,” he said. “We also have the framing side and then special programs. The Grand Prix of Art last year was ours as well. That was very successful in bringing people together. “I think that was symbolic of art being an industry.” However, as much as a casual observer can see that Pheonix has spread its wings slightly in order to stay ahead of the game, Glavina said that the move was more by chance than design. “As creative as artists are, we’re not that creative when it comes to the business side,” he admitted. “But there needs to be a crossover to enable the arts to grow. I’m not a bookkeeper, that would drive me crazy. I need to wake up each day and do something different. “But I have some great staff here that deal with the business side. In fact, the store runs better when I’m away. “It’s more about feeding my creative juices than being deliberately diverse and we simply cannot go stale and see Glavina page 7

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The Editor, When then prime minister Brian Mulroney, a Conservative, created Rights and Democracy, he appointed a former leader of the New Democratic Party, Ed Broadbent, to head it. This was meant precisely to send a very strong signal that Rights and Democracy was independent of the Conservative government and could do its job as part of its network in civil society. That is not the approach the Conservatives take today. They are going to do everything possible to bring Rights and Democracy to its heels so it will be a mouthpiece for government policies, particularly in the Middle East. As we know, and I am not telling anyone anything new, they have abandoned the traditional Canadian approach. We saw the best example of this earlier this week when the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and I call this shameful, the very morning the dictator Col. Moammar Gadhafi massacred hundreds of unarmed civilians in street of Benghazi, Lawrence Cannon rounded up opponents and Gadhafi thugs back to back, as if the opponents who were fighting for freedom were just as responsible as the dictator in killing them. That is extremely disturbing. This might not be one of Canada’s priorities, but I mention it for our Canadian friends and for Canada’s image in the world. Canada’s failure to gain a seat on the United Nations Security Council was no accident. Hatem Ela-Alim Richmond

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Arts benefits can’t be quantified With the provincial Liberal leadership convention this weekend, and the NDP race in April, there has been a great deal of talk about the future of the B.C. Direct Access Grants (also known as the Gaming Grants). When the Campbell government announced cuts to the program’s recipients in 2009, the province’s charities were thrown into crisis. Through concerted lobbying we were able to get some concessions, particularly an agreement to fulfil their obligation to the multiyear funding recipients. But many organizations were left wondering how they would survive, and the latest provincial budget has done nothing to address these problems. One of the arguments deployed in these situations typically pits the arts against education and health care, with the arts portrayed as frivolous and justifiably cut. In the past, arts groups argued for public funding as essential for sustaining national cultural identity, allowing the country’s artistic and cultural heritage to develop without being tied to commercial imperatives. More recently, there has been a shift to recognizing the intrinsic value of the arts in culture. The arts fulfil a valuable function in society that cannot be quantified in dollar terms. In fact, many education and health care organizations have found that integrating the arts into their

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programs enhances their outcomes. Arts groups have also learned to counter the arts vs. health and education argument with the economic spin-off defence – for every dollar spent on arts funding in B.C., $1.36 is returned to the economy. The most irksome thing about the current debate is the savings to the government is so negligible, as the before-cut allocation amounted to a paltry 1/20th of one per cent of the provincial budget. After the reductions, B.C.’s per capita arts spending ranked last in Canada at $6.54, falling far below the second-last finisher, Alberta at $20.81. Despite the calls for restoration of arts funding to previous levels and a commitment to stable funding in the future, arts organizations do recognize the need to diversify their revenues, but the question is, where do we turn for this funding? We manage to generate revenue through activities such as publication sales, program subscriptions, children’s art camps, etc., but try to offer free (or nominal cost) admission and programming whenever possible. As not-for-profit organizations, we cannot become involved in commercial ven-

tures that would jeopardize our charitable status, for example, we cannot operate a framing business. The logical answer is private donations and corporate support. For decades, arts organizations such as the Canadian Museums Association, have asked for incentive programs to stimulate such donations, but to no effect. In the U.S., museums receive 40 per cent of their funding from private donations. In Canada, they amount to about nine per cent, while corporate support amounts to between 24 to 26 per cent of revenues. When it comes to corporate support, the problem is aggravated for smaller organizations which must compete with larger groups that can show higher public exposure and “drive back” to the sponsor’s services, corporate image and websites. So where does this leave us? Arts organizations will continue to advocate for and seek support from all sectors, diversifying wherever possible. The public can help by making donations, as well as by taking out memberships, volunteering and writing letters of appreciation to your favourite arts organization, all of which show funders that their dollars are being well spent in the community. Lynn Beavis is the director of the Richmond Art Gallery and is a regular columnist with the News.

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Jeanette Jarville’s large acrylic canvases explode with rich reds, greens and yellows. The local artist creates scenes depicting B.C.’s rugged landscapes — mountains, ocean, rivers and lakes. Her artwork helps to brighten the days of some of Richmond Hospital’s patients. It’s all part of an innovative therapeutic art program that is making its way into hospitals across North America. “I have donated five of my original paintings and they are on the walls in the halls and in the new MRI wing,” said Jarville. Jarville’s colourful paintings elicit more than a smile or two from those who are hospitalized, said Lisa Westermark, CEO of the Richmond Hospital Foundation. Since the art program began two years ago, the foundation has received donations of 50 works of art from artists from across the Lower Mainland. “It’s a new program for us and one we would like to expand,” said Westermark. “Not only does it make the rooms and halls of the hospital look more attractive, but it

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kids in required more than the fine arts they were originally getting at her Paddington Station program. “Paddington Station had a play-based philosophy, so we started to think about a different direction,” said Shirley. “That’s when I brought Olga aboard, as she’s an artist and an academic. We then revamped the programming to introduce other components. “But the arts component is still very visible as soon as you walk in here.”

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Last winter, the walls of the historic Minoru Chapel resonated with the magical sounds of classical opera. Yes, you read right — opera. The idea for the Minoru Chapel Opera Nights was born out of a desire for the City of Richmond to raise the awareness of its heritage sites, said Liesl Jauk, manager of cultural development for the city. The Minoru Chapel, built in 1891 by the Methodist congregation, is generally closed to much of the public. “The chapel is such a lovely little building and since it’s mainly used for weddings and movie shoots, most people never get to experience its charm,” said Jauk. “Since opera, such as the Metropolitan Opera playing on the screens of movie theatres, was enjoying

a lot of attention we thought about bringing live opera to Richmond residents.” Richmondites embraced the concept full heartedly. “When we started, we had no idea what to expect, but we were overwhelmed by the response,” Jauk said. “People kept telling us they were blown away by the opera performances … we sold out every performance. “It is so magical to be sitting so close to these powerful singers,” she said.

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In this special Arts and Culture edition of the News, we take a look at three different types of music which have been embraced by the community. This first article explores the world of opera, as presented by the Minoru Chapel Opera Nights. Next, we talk to local singer/song writer Cherelle Jardine, founder of Cherelle Jardine’s Musical Expressions. Lastly, we interview Dave McArthur, whose love for folk music led him to start the Steveston Folk Guild.

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Local singer/songwriter Cherelle Jardine has been part of the music scene for many years. She is an ardent supporter and promoter of original, live music and has been instrumental in creating a vibrant music scene in Richmond. Seven years ago, she founded Cherelle Jardine’s Musical Expressions. “My aim was and continues to be to provide a venue for aspiring and professional artists, to perform their original music,” Jardine said. “Hopefully, it results in them being able to broaden their fan base.” At the time she began, she said there wasn’t much happening musically, other than classical and folk. “So, I approached the city to create a monthly musical concert series,” said Jardine. Initially, 10 to 15 people would show up at a concert, but as word soon spread about the great performances, Musical Expressions was off and running.

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Growing up in New Zealand, Dave McArthur was involved in a thriving local music scene, where aspiring musicians were given many opportunities to perform in small venues. When he immigrated to B.C., the folk singer saw a lack of locations, similar to what he grew up with in New Zealand. So, in the winter of 1999, he had an idea to start a folk club. “I had a desire to be

involved in a local music scene, similar to that of which I grew up with, whereby beginning musicians could acquire confidence in performing,” he said. “My mandate was and continues to be, to bring local performers of folk/ acoustic music to a local Richmond/Lower Mainland audience.” As the Steveston Folk Guild has evolved over the years, so has the calibre of performers McArthur has been able to attract. Over the past decade, McArthur has drawn performers from across the province, San Francisco, Seattle and as far as the U.K. There has been a wonderfully eclectic and talented pool of musicians who have graced the Britannia

Heritage Shipyard stage. Names such as Britain’s Mike Silver, Maddregaeluse Muse, Tim Readman, Pancho & Sal, Just Duets, Tom Rawson, Paul O’Brien and Highrise Lonesome are just some of the many performers the Folk Guild draws. As to what he believes the Steveston Folk Guild means to Richmondites, McArthur said: “I think the audiences get an opportunity to hear and appreciate their local performers and get insight into what local and travelling performers bring as far as a variety of musical genres.” He is also thrilled people have embraced the Steveston Folk Guild. “We get a full house

every month. That is evidence that many people here share my love of folk/acoustic music,” said McArthur. He is also one of the organizers of the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society Music Series, which is held in the historic cannery throughout the summer every Friday evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Steveston Folk Guild shows start at 7:30 p.m. and run on the third Thursday of every month at the Britannia Heritage Shipyard, 5180 Westwater Dr. Tickets are $8 at the door and children under 12 are free. For more information, call McArthur at 604-2729294 or visit www.stevestonfolk.com.

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RC Palmer Griffins are on course to collide with other provincial heavyweights when the Lower Mainland “AAA” Championships tip-off today. The third ranked senior boys basketball team in the province will host Van Tech or Steveston-London in quarter-final action on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. A win will set-up a probable final four showdown with fourth ranked Vancouver College on March 3. The other side of the draw features sixth ranked Charles Tupper and top ranked Burnaby South — making this zone qualifying tournament one of the toughest in years. The top five finishers will advance to the provincial tournament — March 15-19 at the Langley Events Centre. The Griffins captured their fifth consecutive Richmond championship last week with an 86-55 win over the Steveston London Sharks. Ranjodh Hare led the way with 18 points and 18 rebounds. Maziar Arjmandi added 14 and Joey Dhillon 13. Point guard Billy Cheng orchestrated the attack with nine assists. Mike Zayas was terrific at the defensive end of the floor and added nine assists. “We are very excited at what lies ahead for us but for now we can celebrate on a great season in the Richmond League,” said Palmer coach Paul Eberhardt. The Griffins opened the city playoffs with a 108-53 win over McNair. Vijay Dhillon

led a blanaced attack with 17. Hamed Amiri added 14. Their semi-final battle with Hugh Boyd was a defensive struggle in the early going as Palmer enjoyed a 17-10 advantage after one quarter. The Trojans were able to stay within striking distance until the third quarter when the Griffins built up a 25 point lead en route to an 84-63 win. Once again Dhillon led the charge with 25 points. “Boyd played physical and neutralized our quickness and it took us a while to get our running game going,” noted Eberhardt. The Trojans are competing at this week’s Lower Mainland “AA” Tournament where they have been seeded second and opened play yesterday against Notre Dame. The top two teams advance to the provincial “AA” tournament in Kamloops. The Griffins are now riding a 65-game unbeaten streak against Richmond opponents — a stretch that started back in Feb. 2006. They also dominated the city all-star team with Dhillon and Cheng named coMVPs for the second straight year. Hare and Zayas were selected as first all-stars. They were joined by Max Pecarsky (McMath), Kevin Zhang (Steveston-London) and Tyler Nett (Hugh Boyd). The second team consisted of: Josh Parkes (McMath), Prab Grewal (McNair), Abraham Falls (Richmond Christian), Leslie Tsang (Richmond) and Jimmy Dhillon (Cambie).

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McNair Marlins Denise Busayong looks for an open teammate during first round action against Collingwood at the Lower Mainland “AA” Girls Basketball Championships on Monday night. The Marlins won the game 62-43 and were slated to face Windsor yesterday in the quarter-finals. The Hugh Boyd Trojans weren’t as fortunate as their season ended with a 76-68 home floor loss to St. Pat’s.

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