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Colman gets oneyear jail sentence BY TYLER OLSEN


convicted fraudster’s decision to skip his sentencing hearing and leave British Columbia backfired last Friday when he was handed a one-year jail sentence in Supreme Court. Last June, a jury found Marc Colman guilty of defrauding the CFB Chilliwack Historical Society and two banks out of a total of more than $38,000 by writing bad cheques. As a first-time offender whose crime didn’t include violence, Colman would likely have been eligible for house arrest. But he left the province prior to his sentencing last October and missed his ensuing court dates. EB IRST Colman was only First reported on recently found and arrested in North Bay, Ont. Crown counsel Paul Blessin said Colman’s decision to skip his sentencing hearing raised doubts about whether he would comply with a conditional sentence order. “Mr. Colman, I submit, has shown a complete disregard for the courts,” Blessin told Justice William Grist. “He has shown he will not comply with directions from this court.” Colman served as treasurer for the historical society. (Colman also held that position with the Chilliwack Métis Association; a small claims court has since ordered him to pay back $25,000 to that nonprofit.) “Mr. Colman’s actions in this case were reprehensible,” Blessin said.


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Voters in Chilliwack and Chilliwack-Hope took advantage of advanced polls May 8 to 11 in record numbers. Today, May 14, is General Election Day.

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ocal voters came out in record numbers to the four days of advanced polls held last week in Chilliwack and Chilliwack-Hope. The high turnout of local folks casting early ballots for the 2013 provincial election, however, is not evidence that overall turnout will be on the rise, according to past results. Residents in Chilliwack-Hope were particularly keen on the advanced polls, with 4,832 votes

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ou don’t have to wait until Thursday’s paper to get local results from Tuesday’s provincial election. Visit the Times’ website, at, for live ongoing coverage even before polls close. Check out a live blog, read all the Times’ election coverage and view Tweets from reporters around the province. You’ll also see an election map with results coming in as they happen, along with a live video feed. This provincial election is the most unpredictable in Chilliwack’s recent history. The Times will have reporters out and about all night, and we’ll post updates and photos straight from campaign headquarters as results come in. You can add your voice to the blog by tweeting @ty_olsen or emailing tolsen@ during election night. Just keep things civil.

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ballots cast between May 8 and 11 representing a 68 per cent increase over 2009. In Chilliwack, the trend was less evident as 3,848 votes were cast at Evergreen Hall last week, up 27 per cent over advanced numbers from four years ago. The votes cast before election day amount to 13.7 per cent of the eligible voters in Chilliwack-Hope and 10.4 per cent in Chilliwack. Across B.C., 380,741 voters, or 12.2 per cent, cast early ballots out of 3,116,626 eligible. The high early voting numbers


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Wiping the floor with cancer BY CORNELIA NAYLOR

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or Chilliwack cleaning company owner Lisa Riobo, donating free house cleaning to women battling cancer just seemed like the right thing to do. So after getting her franchise, the Cleaning Authority, up and running in November, she signed on to Cleaning For A Reason, an international nonprofit dedicated to giving women laid low by chemotherapy treatments and cancer surgery a helping hand around the house. “We’re cleaning already, so why wouldn’t we do it for the people who really need it right now?” Riobo said. What she didn’t count on was how hard it would be to convince women to take the help. She registered one month ago with Cleaning For A Reason, which provides four free cleanings over four months. Since then, the husband of one woman undergoing cancer treatment signed up only to have the woman call back and say the free cleanings weren’t needed. But Riobo suspects it might just be hard for women to admit they need help. Local cancer survivor Bev MacGregor, a single mother and grandmother who recently finished her final round of chemotherapy for breast cancer, knows what that’s like. Cancer treatments wiped her out and interfered with her ability to concentrate and focus, she said. It took her until February, for exam-

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Lisa Riobo (centre) and her Cleaning Authority crew, (from left to right) Heather Duke, Rachel Walker and Debbie Emerson, are ready to take on dirt and dust free of charge to help women battling cancer. ple, to muster enough energy to take down her Christmas decorations. “I can’t even do justice to how horrible it makes you feel,” she said. But it was still hard to accept help around the house even from her sisters. “They did everything, and that made me feel so loved, but also it made me feel useless,” she said. “I’m very independent and I’ve always taken care of myself.” What she has learned from her experience, though, is that it’s important

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Fringe candidates have many reasons for running BY PAUL J. HENDERSON

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cess if he attains three per cent. But winning is rarely the motivation for fringe candidates, according to University of the Fraser Valley political scientist Hamish Telford. “They know they aren’t going to win,” he told the Times in an interview. “They know they aren’t going to get a lot of votes.”



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the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD), specifically the foster children program. He has talked at all-candidates meetings about how MCFD “maliciously” puts kids in foster care. He has even referred to extreme cases of rape and abuse in the system. This is an example of the oneissue candidate, according to Telford: “Somebody who is personally a victim of what he perceives to be egregious bureaucracy and he wants to exercise his democratic voice. It may make sense. It may not.” Candidates in the BC Conservatives and the Green Party—two established parties that are closer to fringe parties




hy would someone want to run in an election they have no hope of winning? The reasons are many: Frustration with party politics, motivation to promote an extreme ideology, or a fixation on one particular issue. So-called fringe candidates have been around since democracy emerged. In the 2013 provincial election we have independent Ryan McKinnon running in Chilliwack-Hope while in Chilliwack, Michael Halliday is running as the leader of a party he created, the BC Excalibur Party. The former will be lucky to get 100 votes and the latter should find suc-



Telford said motives range from attention-seeking on one particular issue or ideology to a feeling of having already invested a lot by those turfed from parties. Halliday says his motivation is based on the fact that he asked people (how many is unclear) who they were going to vote for and 85 per cent said they had no idea. This led him to create Excalibur, a party based on the legendary King Arthurian ideals of truth, honour and justice. As for where on the political spectrum he lies, Halliday said the “centre” with some ideas that “will benefit the wealthier and bigger business” and some “that will benefit labour unions.” McKinnon, on the other hand, has a passionate and personal beef with

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News COLMAN, from page 1 “He acted from a position of trust in a charitable organization.” While Colman reaped tens of thousands of dollars by writing bad cheques, Blessin said Colman attempted—but failed—to pass bad cheques totalling $155,900 between September 2009 and January 2010. “This shows that this was not some one-time error made by Mr. Colman,” said Blessin, who asked for a one-year jail term, plus probation. Grist agreed, noting that Colman has shown an inability or unwillingness to comply with court directions.

A Rosedale home was lost to flames Sunday night. Nobody was home at the time of the blaze.

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raging fire destroyed a Rosedale home late Sunday night. Firefighters arrived at the house, in the 51000 block of Old Yale Road, to find flames consuming both floors of a two-storey 1970s-era home. Firefighters worked to control the blaze and stop it from spreading to structures on neighbouring properties. “The fire was so intense that it con-

sumed the gas meter, producing a small gas leak that required Fortis to disconnect services at the road,” assistant fire chief Jeff Ullyot said in a news release. The fire completely destroyed the home, but no one was injured. Assistant fire chief Ian Josephson told the Times that animals that would normally have been at the home had been

recently placed in an off-site kennel. He said the occupant and her daughter and son-in-law had left to see a movie shortly before the fire broke out. Josephson said the family has insurance on the home. The cause is still under investigation, but so far no signs of suspicious activity have been found. - Staff

Bizarre start to trial Colman’s sentencing began in strange fashion Friday. Pleading poverty, Colman had represented himself at trial. At the start of the sentencing hearing, when Grist asked him about whether he was planning to obtain counsel, Colman looked down at his feet and seemed to shake his head. As Grist tried to extract a response, Colman remained mute. “I’m not hearing anything from you. Is there anything you would like to say in response to these questions?” Grist said. Silence.

Also gets probation “Mr. Blessin, I’m somewhat concerned by Mr. Colman’s non-responsiveness here this morning.” But when Blessin proposed adjourning the hearing to allow for a doctor to see the defendant, Colman suddenly came alive. “What I would like,” he said in an annoyed voice, “would be for you to get on with it so I can go back.” Colman said he hadn’t fled the province and that he had simply headed east in pursuit of food and shelter. “No I’m back here. Just get on with it please.” They did. After the Crown presented its case, Colman declined a chance to offer up arguments in favour of a more lenient sentence. “It doesn’t really matter what I have to say,” he said. “I didn’t flee anything. . . . Find food, find shelter, that’s all I do.” He added that during his trip east, he spoke to many police officers who didn’t arrest him. “In fact, some of them gave me a ride,” he said. But as for everything else, he said: “It’s done. You people are doing your thing. Please get on with it.”


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Cheam elementary likely home for early French immersion program BY CORNELIA NAYLOR


ost early French immersion (EFI) parents are in for a long drive if the Chilliwack school board decides to launch an EFI program in 2014. The board was scheduled to vote on what to do with the program Tuesday, and superintendent Evelyn Novak is recommending EFI be housed at Cheam elementary if the board decides to go ahead with it in 2014. But, according to a survey in December, more than 60 per cent of parents who want their kids in the program, live on the south side of Hwy. 1. The problem is a shortage of space at southside schools combined with projected enrolment increases for that

part of the city. “There are no locations in schools on the south side of Chilliwack School District to add an Early French Immersion Program,” Novak states in a report in Tuesday’s school board meeting agenda. Besides Cheam, the report outlines A.D. Rundle middle school and the old Rosedale elementary school site as possibilities. A fourth option could see the district designate one of the brand new schools proposed in its five-year Long Range Facilities Plan as a dual-track school. That option would also give the district time to put aside funds each year in an EFI reserve to soften the financial impact of launching the new program, according to the report. But local parents who have lobbied

for an EFI program for well over a year say that would take too long. “They would lose the momentum that we have created for the 2014, kindergarten and Grade 1 enrolment,” said Canadian Parents for French (CPF) Chilliwack president Jocelyn Thomas, “and it would be harder to find another group of parents three to four years down the road willing to be the first class of kindergarteners. It’s easier to start now because there are so many of us committed to helping create a successful EFI program in Chilliwack and would want to see its continued success in the future.” None of the options proposed in Novak’s report are ideal for southside parents, but Thomas hopes they will See EFI, Page 22




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On the jobs question, Chilliwack-Hope NDP candidate Gwen O’Mahony said she thought raishose living with devel- ing awareness was really imporopmental disabilities in tant. “Whenever there is an opporChilliwack face enormous challenges that are often over- tunity for me to include people with disabilities, I do it,” she said. looked. Chilliwack-Hope BC Liberal That was what six of the nine local provincial election candi- candidate Laurie Throness said dates heard at an all-candidates that, if elected, he committed to meeting last Wednesday hosted spending some of the advertisby Pacific Developmental Path- ing budget allocated to MLAs to promote a government website ways. A few dozen individuals with ( that connects people with disabilities special needs who attend with employers. Pathways and other local “I would like to be useprograms were at the ful to you in that regard,” unique meeting at CenThroness said. tral elementary. Chilliwack BC ConserAll candidates told the EB IRST vative candidate Chad group they would work First reported on Eros said for disability to make life easier. “We have invited out issues he was relying on the advice of one his all the local day programs and groups homes, and campaign volunteers who has are excited at giving individuals multiple sclerosis. “We need to do a better job of who are often not encouraged to vote, the chance to get more helping you work from home,” informed,” said Carolyn Putt of he said. Chilliwack Green Party candiPathways. The candidates were asked to date Kim Reimer said simply: “I answer three previously submit- will fight to make sure there are ted questions about transporta- more jobs for everybody includtion, jobs for those with disabilities ing those with special needs.” Also in attendance at the and supportive housing.





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O’Mahony said the NDP would do a review of Community Living BC and “see where the money should be spent.” Throness pointed to funding the BC Liberal government has provided in recent years. “We are doing exactly what you said we should do,” Throness told Labrash. Reimer said funding for programs such as Pathways should be increased because that in turn helped maintain health and reduce other spending on healthcare. The candidates were also asked what they knew about sign language given some of the challenges facing the hearing impaired. Only O’Mahony stood up to show off a few signs she knows.

search was launched Saturday after a body found by a fisherman slipped back into the Fraser River before it could be brought to shore. Mounties say a local First Nations fisherman set his net in the Fraser Friday night near Cannor Road, between Chilliwack and Sumas mountains. When he returned the next morning to bring in his net, he found it was abnormally heavy. As he drew it closer to the shore, Mounties say he saw “a partially submerged body surface.” The net was only 12 feet away, but the body broke free of the net and rolled back into the river, according to RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Len vanNieuwenhuizen. Chilliwack Search and Rescue attended the scene and began searching the river as did search agencies downstream in Abbotsford and Mission. But neither of those patrols nor an aerial search by a police helicopter turned up anything. Police around the province have been asked about any missing persons that matched the description. The fisherman reported the body as being of small build and about 180 pounds. But the sex and ethnicity of the body were not clear. A black jacket with a zipper up the wrist area was visible. ◗ As well, the RCMP are asking for the public’s help. Anyone with more information is asked to contact police at 604-792-4611 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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eople often ask me, “Matthew, what is the best exotic pet, and where can I get one?” Yes, maybe I prompt them extensively, or even slip them $5 just for asking, but it is a good question, and one I enjoy answering. Obviously, you don’t want to get a baby macaque in a shearling coat. For one thing, everyone has one of those these days. On my drive home last week, I passed two vans and a former fruit stand, all selling rhesus monkeys, mandrills, squirrel monkeys, and howler monkeys. Most of them were wearing cheap nylon jackets, too. Nor do you want to pick up a poisonous snake (bitey) a constrictor (strangley) a large predatory cat (bitey again) or a member of the crocodile family (spin you underwater and hide your carcass under a log until you rot-y). Instead, you should get a time machine. It’s not hard, just make a note in your diary that today is the day you want your future self to turn up with your new pet. Remember to have gas money for your future self; time machines are not that fuel efficient, even after the passage of the Chronocatalytic Converter Act of 2034. With all of time and space to sort through, I do have some special advice for a future exotic pet owner. ◗ Velociraptors - Yes, everyone has seen Jurassic Park. No, that is not what you will get if you fill out an


Be Our Guest order form for a raptor. First, real velociraptors are about the size of a smallish coyote. (There is a long and boring explanation about why the ones in the movie were so big, but according to some pesky court order, I am no longer allowed to ramble on about why this is so.) Second, do not under any circumstances go to one of the cut-price raptor breeders. Some of them will pull out all the feathers to simulate a “Spielbergian” look. Their animals are also terribly inbred, and are prone to colour blindness, gum disease, hip dysplasia, sickle claw rot, and disemboweling their owners. Better to get one yourself, from the late Cretaceous. Remember, if you can catch a wild raptor with your bare hands, without losing your face to a single claw swipe, it’s yours to keep. ◗ Big birds - If an aviary is more your style, try an argentavis. The largest bird ever, it had a 23-foot wingspan, and will certainly reduce the noise from your rural neighbours’ sheep and cattle once you start letting your pet out for daily flights. Or if you have a pool,

about 34 million years ago, there was a penguin species that hit 6’6” tall. If you can teach it to balance a ball on its nose, you’ve got a possible NBA player. (There is no rule in the NBA that says a penguin can’t join a team.) ◗ Giant sloth - A favourite for those who enjoy taking their animals for leisurely walks. Really leisurely. Really, pack a book and a camp stool. In addition, remember that sloths like to dig a sort of latrine and defecate in the same place every day, so you may want to go with the deep pile shag carpet if you’re going to have an “inside sloth.” ◗ Megalodon - For someone with a good-sized aquarium, the largest shark ever known. Existed up to 1.5 million years ago, at which point nature freaked out and realized it had created a 50’-60’ giant killing machine, and promptly snuffed it out. ◗ Some random egg - Any time between 220 to 66 million years ago, you can find nests full of eggs. What’s inside? Finding out will be half the fun! Will it be a tiny, endearing sauropod that will grow four storeys tall and crush half your neighbourhood with swings of its tail, or a ravenous carnivore with teeth like daggers? Either way, you’ll have hours of excitement, possibly ending abruptly. ◗ Matthew Claxton is a reporter with the Langley Advance.

Volunteers are—wait for it—important. OK. That’s not breaking news. In fact, it’s pretty much the easiest, safest, least-controversial statement that we could write here in this space. That doesn’t make it false. In this paper (starting on page 13), we honour eight sport heroes whose volunteerism has gone above and beyond what is expected of them. The Chilliwack Community Sport Hero Award program began as a way to promote an active lifestyle in Chilliwack. It was borne out of a realization that living that type of lifestyle becomes much more difficult without a dedicated corps of volunteers. Without them, many sports would become prohibitively expensive and/or cease to exist. For children, especially, that would be a profound tragedy. While for some, sports is a fun way to spend a couple hours, for others, it provides a refuge from an unhappy life at school or at home. When you’re an outcast at school, you can make friends on your sports team. When your parents are absent, your coaches will be there. But when the volunteers dry up, none of that is possible. Other vital community groups, especially those in the arts, are in similar positions. It’s easy to take volunteers for granted. We figure that they’ll always be there or, if they’re not, some other superhero will be eager to step into their shoes. It’s not that simple, of course. Volunteerism requires a great deal of dedication. But those volunteers also need support—from their colleagues, from their families, and from their employers. Have you let that employee leave work half an hour early to coach their kid’s hockey team? Cooked dinner for a spouse rushing to a board meeting? Praised that timekeeper’s dedication? If so, give yourself a pat on the back. After all, every superhero needs a sidekick. Or two.

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Editor: I’m sharing this as a warning to others to be alert to this kind of scam by smooth, sincere-sounding criminals who catch you when you least expect to be caught. I’ve had all kinds of scam calls and e-mails in the past that I have not fallen for, but this caller caught me at a time when I was very tired, and obviously not in alert mode. I understand this kind of scheme has been around for some time but still is being used to catch people in weak moments. We love all our grandchildren so much that my husband and I actually “fell” for a scam artist pretending to be one of our grandchildren in trouble and needing financial assistance. We withdrew the requested money from our savings account, went to the Western Union service outlet at Safeway, and sent the money to the specified address. The wonderful woman, Ann, who served us tried to warn us by telling us of an incident some time ago that was very similar to the scheme tried on us. At the time, we were not convinced that our situation was fraudulent, so we proceeded with the financial transaction. Then, on our way home I said to my husband, “That story she told us sounded just like the situation we are in,” and we began to think, “Were we just taken?” We went over the entire conversation we’d had with that young woman who was pretending to be our granddaughter. She had not said who she was, just, “This is your favourite granddaughter.” I had then said, “I have six favourite granddaughters.” I don’t remember what she said next, but I thought the voice sounded like one specific granddaughter so I asked if she was that one, naming her name. That’s where I made the first mistake. I should have made the caller tell me her name herself. An earlier warning was that my husband answered the telephone when she called, and the young woman immediately asked to speak to Grandma. I suppose she knew from experience that grandmothers are the softer ones. Any of our grandchildren know that they can talk just as freely to their grandfather as they can to me; and any one of our grandchildren would not have immediately asked to speak to their grandmother. They would have talked to their grandfather since he was the one who answered the telephone. As soon as we were back at home, we called Western Union and asked to have

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They all will toe the party line Re: “We have no excuse not to vote,” Times, May 7. While, personally, I shall vote in the forthcoming election, it will be more out of habit than belief in our democratic system. No matter whom I vote for I shall have had absolutely no say in, unless I am a member of a political party, who the candidates will be. All of the various parties will have decided who will represent them in the various ridings and will finance their runs for those seats. As a consequence the candidate will not owe his allegiance to the voters of the riding, but to the party that provided the cash and support for his or her run. When the winning candidate goes to Victoria his loyalty must be to the party, as opposed to the voters in the riding. After all, should the winning candidate wish to run again in any forthcoming election, or be appointed to well-paid committees, or continue in office long enough to obtain the handsome pension which accrues for MLAs, he will toe the party line and when the leader says, “jump” the MLA will jump; and may not believe it wise to ask when he/she can come down. I believe such a democracy offers a very effective reason not to vote. I shall be astonished if this letter gets published since the illusion of our democracy must be maintained at all cost. Colin Genders Chilliwack

Glasses houses and stones Editor: Re: Mr. Baigent’s letter dated May 7, titled “Seperating myths from facts.” In his letter, Mr. Baigent expresses annoyance with Pastor Vandop’s faith that Jesus Christ was a real person sent by God, to redeem mankind of their sinful ways. Mr. Baigent is wrong in this that the church has been trying to prove that Christ is real for 2,000 years. The church or the true Christians have no doubt in their hearts that Christ is real and alive, as He conquered death for us, and will come again, to judge the living and the dead. As God has exalted Him above all and over all. And we have the Holy Spirit as our witness that Christ indeed did live, died, was buried and rose again on the third day. Could I point out to Mr. Baigent that the athiest view of evolution and Darwin’s theory, has not been proven, yet children are brainwashed with this notion in our public schools, and taught that they are descendants of apes. And even though there is no proof, as they have not established the missing link yet this is taught as fact. Yet the words Christ spoke resonates throughout the ages. “I have come in the Father’s name but ye believe Me not, another shall come in his own name and him ye shall believe,” still so true today isn’t it? People in glass houses should not throw stones. Sylvia Commerford Chilliwack

by ancient and current historians as he claims. From a qualified historian’s point of view, the Bible is not the definitive source of accurate information about the life and times of Jesus, but it cannot be completely rejected as at least one source of such information. In his zeal to determine whether or not Jesus of Nazareth, a purported charismatic Jewish rabbi of the first century C.E. existed, Mr. Baigent should start by reading the works of Josephus, a first century Jewish historian, and those of Eusebius, the “Father of Church History,” a third and fourth century Greek historian who lived in the former Palestine. Both accepted and recognized the existence and charisma of Jesus. Next, Mr. Baigent should read books by E.P. Sanders, Barrie Wilson, Maurice Casey, and Geza Vermes, all current or emeritus professors and historians at prestigious universities, who all used not only Josephus and Eusebius as sources, but also as many of the ancient writings about the time of Jesus as they could lay their hands on. They too accept that Jesus of Nazareth lived and died much as the Bible describes. Mr. Baigent

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Sardis, G.W. off to provincials BY CORNELIA NAYLOR


igh school boys rugby reached new heights in Chilliwack last week, with both Sardis and G.W. Graham capturing first-ever B.C. Provincial Championship berths Thursday. The triple-A Falcons made good use of their brand new, $450,000 rugby field, downing Surrey’s Semiahmoo 70. The game’s only try was scored midway through the first half after Sardis scrum captain Louis Retief hammered to within five metres of Semiahmoo’s goal line. Taking the ball to ground, he was quickly supported by his fellow teammates, giving scrum half Graeme Fugger a chance to pick and pass to inside centre Perry Ross, who scored under the posts. Backs captain Joey Campbell made no mistake and slotted the conversion, putting Sardis up 7-0. The Falcons now take on Robert Bateman Thursday

at 4 p.m. in Abbotsford to determine seeding for the provincial tournament. Graham earn berth G.W. Graham, meanwhile, defeated Rick Hansen 22-14 in the AA Tier 1 Fraser Valley Championship semifinal Thursday. With the win the Grizzlies earned a provincial championship berth and now take on Mission’s Heritage Park in the Fraser Valley Championship final at the South Surrey Athletic Park Thursday at noon. The Grizzlies offence against Hansen was supplied by the Creasey brothers (Jake and Austin ), who teamed up for three tries (two for Jake and one for Austin) and by Ben Taylor, who scored on an offload by Davin Hyde. Clinton Hugh converted for two. “Overall, the boys played with purpose,” Grizzlies coach Paula Jordan said. “As a unit of 15 on the field, they were really patient and took offensive advantage when it counted, and they defended our try line fiercely.”

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Sports Drop-in tennis The Chilliwack Tennis Society offers drop-in tennis for youth after school starting in May. Practice your skills and connect with other youth. For kids from under-10 to teens. For more information, or to register, email or call 604-490-6275.

Youth fastpitch Does your kid want to

On deck learn the basics of batting, throwing, catching, base running, all with the added benefit of a positive team atmosphere? The Chilliwack Minor Fastpitch welcomes kids born in 2007 and 2008 Tuesdays and Thursdays at Watson Elementary until June 13 (includes two weekend tournaments). Contact Greg Price for details about registration at gprice@fvrd. or 604-793-8654.

Coaches needed The Chilliwack Minor Hockey Association is seeking coaches for all levels of hockey. If you have a passion for hockey and would like to share your knowledge with others, apply for one of these volunteer positions. Coaches do not need to have a child registered in minor hockey. Application forms are available on the CMHA website at www. House ‘C’ coach applications

are due May 31. Annual criminal record checks required.

Birdie Bashers Calling all birdie bashers, want to have fun, make friends, burn off stress, and get exercise all at the same time. Come to women’s weekly drop-in badminton. All skill levels welcome, including beginners. Tuesdays from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Evergreen Hall (Corbould and Spadina). Drop-in fee of $5.

Pickleball Looking for fun and fitness? Check out pickleball at the new Yarrow community school gym. Runs every Monday evening from 6:30 to 9 p.m. First visit free. Beginner instruction and equipment provided.

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Dragon boat Spirit Abreast dragon boat team is open to all ages of breast cancer survivors. For more info visit The Spirit of Fraser Valley youth dragon boat team is also welcoming new members aged 13 to 18. Contact Steve Clarke at

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Kevin Wood, Sport Hero Ryan Mulligan and Chuck Stam.


Kevin Wood, Sport Hero Dan Bibby and Chuck Stam.



Kevin Wood, Sport Hero Krista Reimer and Chuck Stam.


Kevin Wood, Sport Hero Kim Kelly and Chuck Stam.

Kevin Wood, Sport Hero Mike McLatchy and Chuck Stam.

n May 8, the Chilliwack Community Sport Hero Awards banquet honoured those individuals who have volunteered countless hours to the development of athletics in Chilliwack. The annual awards banquet, sponsored by the Chilliwack Times, Cheam Sports, Star FM, Best Western Rainbow Country Inn, Sport BC and the City of Chilliwack, and now celebrating its ninth year, was created to give back to those who have given so much to amateur sport. Friends and family, along with past recipients and honoured guests, came out to show their support. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chilliwack Community Sport Hero Award honourees included: Shelley Beer, Dan Bibby, Kim Kelly, Krista Reimer, David Soltys, Ian Paul, Mike McLatchy and Ryan Mulligan.

Kevin Wood, Sport Hero David Soltys and Chuck Stam.

Kevin Wood, Sport Hero Ian Paul and Chuck Stam.

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an Bibby has been coaching, organizing, networking and sporting an on-again-off-again Burt Reynolds-Smokey and the Bandit era moustache for Chilliwack Minor Fastpitch (CMF) for 17 years. Why has he stuck with it? “He’s quite proud of it,” says Steve Henrotte who nominated Dan for this year’s Sport Hero Award. “It’s not just a Movember thing.” But that, of course, just covers the moustache. The reason Dan—who has worked with the Ministry of Children and Family Development for almost three decades—has continued to pour countless hours of his free time not only into local fastpitch, but soccer as well, is that it’s good for community. “I just know how important community is from my job because I see the other side—the disadvantaged and the vulnerable teenagers, where there isn’t anything, where they can’t get involved in anything,” Dan says. “That just motivates you that you want to have as healthy a community as you can.” A Williams Lake native who moved to the Chilliwack area 25 years ago, Dan grew up playing mostly hockey and still plays rec today, but his son, Taylor, didn’t take to the sport 17 years ago. “He said, ‘No, dad, I don’t want to play,’ and I told him I was going

Putting in countless volunteer hours is worth it when a healthier community is the ultimate pay off

Dan Bibby was honoured at the 2013 Sport Heroes banquet last Wednesday night. to put him in foster care,” Dan says with the laugh. Soon, however, his son was registered in fastpitch and, like many a parent before him, Dan was roped into coaching. All told, he coached his son for 12

years in the sport and 10 years in soccer, and he coached his daughter Stacia for five years in ball and three in soccer. Neither fastpitch nor soccer were sports Dan had played himself, and during the course of his work with


avid Soltys often views volunteering through the prism of his travels around the world. This larger-lens approach lends perspective to the bounty we enjoy here in a first-world country. “I don’t want the next generation to take for granted how good a country we live in,” he explains. “I believe in setting the example of service to the next generation coming up. I see it as my civic duty and it also gives me a great feeling of satisfaction knowing that I’m making a contribution to my community. “I think it’s important that people who are considering taking on a volunteer role realize that there is a lot of room for skill building and self-improvement along the way. It can be a very rewarding experience. I know it has been for me.” A two-term president of the Chilliwack Minor Hockey Association (CMHA), David’s volunteerism hasn’t been confined to just the executive level. His many years behind the bench coaching son Kai and daughter Jasmine have given him a grassroots view of what is involved in running a large, all-volunteer sports organization. Like most parent-coaches who ascend to the executive level, David was approached by friends already on the CMHA board who asked him to join as a director. He quickly discovered that running an organization boasting 3,000 members—including coaches,

the CMF board, he put together a comprehensive coach’s handbook for parents, like him, who might need a little extra help getting started. “He’s always bringing up the handbook,” Henrotte says with a

Self-improvement and skill building were just some of the rewards of volunteering

David Soltys was honoured at the 2013 Sport Heroes banquet last Wednesday night. parents, volunteers and 900 players—requires a dedicated team. David didn’t have to look far for inspiration as past board members continued to provide support to the CMHA during his terms. People like Mel Voth and Lawrence Kinch, who spent six years at the helm of the CMHA and

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laugh, “so we’ve kind of made it a thing where it’s Dan Bibby’s handbook. It’s got all the things a coach would need to know, right from rules to how to set up the field to what to do at a practice.” After his first year of coaching fastpitch, Dan joined the CMF board and has brought all his skills as a senior MCFD manager to bear for the organization ever since. He has served as both the vicepresident of the girl’s program and as CMFA president, and in 2011 he organized a provincial championship tournament at Townsend Park that many considered the most successful in years, according to Henrotte. Dan is at it again this year, heading up the committee to organize the 2013 Bantam Provincial Championships this summer. It will take organizers about three months and hundreds of hours to plan the event. Whether it’s organizing a big tournament or just keeping CMF running smoothly, the toughest part is usually trying to convince alreadybusy adults to get involved and volunteer their time, Bibby says. Luckily for CMF, they have a Sport Hero on board who’s willing to lead by example. “Dan is just as busy as everybody else,” Henrotte said, “but he takes the extra time and stays up late to make sure that it gets done properly.”

was a 2007 recipient of the Community Sport Heroes award, were invaluable resources. Among his contemporaries, David cites the work of colleagues like James Dick, Tracy Robertson and Janelle Rychtoswski as examples of volunteers who have provided particularly long-term and outstanding

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contributions. “I’m proud of the team I’ve been a part of on the board,” he says. “We made some good improvements for minor hockey over the last few years.” During his tenure, CMHA added more members to the board by updating the constitution and

bylaws. A big focus has been on providing more resources to educate volunteers. They’ve created, revised and updated all the CMHA job descriptions and volunteer handbooks. They’ve also revised and updated the policy manual, an undertaking David described as a “huge job” and one that first vicepresident Tonya was instrumental in seeing through to completion. CMHA also made big changes to its website, brought in online registration and made greater use of email and website stories to get information out to members. “We have the very best volunteer base in CMHA,” he is proud to say. David’s volunteering hasn’t been limited to just minor hockey; he has also spent many years coaching both his children in Chilliwack’s minor baseball system. As well, David served on the board for the Hope Classic walk, jog and run event for spina bifida for five years. Maintaining a high level of volunteerism means finding a source of strength and encouragement and that’s something David doesn’t have to look far to find. “You do it for your kids, but your family has to support you,” he says. The CMHA member that submitted David’s name for the Sport Heroes Award says, “He has a positive attitude and a real passion for development and fun in sports. His motto is, ‘It’s all about the kids’ and every decision he makes is centred around this.”



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His kids may have left minor lacrosse, but he remains an ardent supporter


ith a name like his, it’s a given Ryan Mulligan’s favourite sport would be golf, but it’s his 19 years of service to the Chilliwack Minor Lacrosse Association (CMLA) that has set him apart as a Sport Hero. Growing up in Hope, Ryan played every sport he could get his hands on, with golf taking up most of his summers. He didn’t know much about lacrosse until his mid-20s when he got a job at New Westminster’s Queens Park Arena, home of the legendary New Westminster Salmonbellies. “I didn’t even know what lacrosse was to be honest with you,” Ryan said. Watching the best lacrosse in Canada, he would soon learn, but even then he didn’t “catch the bug” and the game confused him. “I didn’t fully understand how it was officiated,” he said. “What I thought was a penalty wasn’t a penalty and what I didn’t think was a penalty was a penalty.” Today, as head referee of CMLA, and after coaching about a dozen teams over the last 19 years, he’s got a pretty decent handle on the game. That might never have happened if his oldest son Brandon hadn’t wandered into Queen’s

Ryan Mulligan was honoured at the 2013 Sport Heroes banquet last Wednesday night. Park Arena years back to watch the Salmonbellies play while dad played slo-pitch at a park next door. After the family moved to Chilliwack and it came time to sign the boy up for a sport, Brandon picked

lacrosse. Since then all three Mulligan kids, Brandon, Colin and Nicole, have played the sport, and Ryan and his wife Barb have dedicated countless hours to the association. (Barb won a Sport Hero Award

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for her involvement as an organizer in 2008.) The boys, who are now 23 and 19, have since moved on to highlevel teams in New Westminster and Langley, and daughter Nicole preferred competitive swimming

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to lacrosse. But Ryan has stayed on with CMLA as head referee, passing on his know-how to the association’s team of young referees. “We have one of the best refereeing corps in the Lower Mainland as far as fairness,” says CMLA president Michael Ortutay, who nominated Ryan as a Sport Hero. “We always get complimented about our referees, and that goes straight to Ryan.” Look around the stands at Prospera Centre on game day, and you’ll likely see Ryan up in the stands, keeping an eye on his officiating protegés. “It’s always about the development of the kids,” he says. “That’s what I like to see. I like to challenge them and get them thinking about how they handle situations and think through situations.” He doesn’t always stay in the stands either, Michael says. “He has no problem getting on the floor with them and helping them on the floor,” he said. “If he sees them missing calls or stuff like that, he’ll go down there, talk with them, point things out to them.” But Michael says that’s just the kind of guy Ryan is, always around to help people out. “For a parent to put 19 years into the association—his kids aren’t even there anymore—it takes a special person.”

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ow dedicated is Shelley Beer to volunteering? Well, let’s just say she was serious enough to make it a part of her wedding day. “It was in our wedding vows, to serve our community together and that’s what we do,” she’s proud to say. Shelley’s long history of volunteering with the Chilliwack Centre for Excellence (CCE) started by happenstance back in 1999 when she and good friend and 2005 Sport Hero Award winner Shonnet Allen put their kids in the kayak pool sessions at the old Cheam Centre. As she puts it, “the kids never stopped.” Shelley’s boy Derek, and Shonnet’s sons Craig and Jon, forged a life-long friendship through the sport of whitewater kayaking. So too, have Shelley and Shonnet. Chilliwack is blessed with some of the country’s most challenging whitewater as the Chilliwack River flows through an area known as the Tamihi Rapids. This stretch of river has seen its fair share of national and provincial championships, most of which, have seen Shelley take a key organizational role. She co-organized the National Team Trials in 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2010 and the Canadian National

Her ability to get things done makes her the ultimate behind-the-scenes volunteer

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Shelley Beer was honoured at the 2013 Sport Heroes banquet last Wednesday night. Championships in 2003, 2007 and 2011. “Good judging, and timing that is accurate and results that are posted as they come off the water— that’s what Shelley has

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provided,” says Shonnet. “Shelley has recruited volunteers who can produce results quickly and efficiently. Shelley also made sure each race was an event.” Writing letters to obtain spon-

sorship for prizes and awards for athletes, arranging athlete packages and even a daily newsletter at Nationals that was emailed out for all athletes is also part of Shelley’s legacy to the sport.

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And to top it off, Shelley took on the role of treasurer for the provincial association of the time so that the provincial board was operational for the local associations. Many folks will never know the full extent of Shelley’s work behind the scenes, but many athletes and their families know of her warm heart and generosity when it comes to opening up her home to those involved in the sport. “She has hosted parents who’ve accompanied their kids to training camps,” says Shonnet. “Some of the athletes have stayed for several years, coming and going as they attended camps and races.” Feeding a table that often saw a dozen or more people, was no small feat, says Shelley. “I can make a dish go round, boy oh boy,” she says. “I would go through three gallons of milk a day. You didn’t give them a juice box, you gave them a litre box.” Whitewater kayaking isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s often cold and competitions are held in areas requiring a considerable drive to a site where few creature comforts exist. The same level of dedication required by the athlete is also required by parents. “If you don’t have a parent that is devoted, you can’t do it,” Shelley says.




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very sports group or volunteer organization of any kind has someone like Ian Paul. And if they don’t, they could really use him. Ian’s passion for dragon boating emerged in the last decade and has led him to become the glue that keeps the Fraser Valley Dragon Boat Club together. “I’m there to back people up when they need help,” he humbly admits when pressed about his commitment to the club. “Ian’s hard work, enthusiasm and incredible number of volunteer hours have most definitely helped the club to become the success that it is today,” says his Sport Hero nominator, Ashala Palaniuk. Ian joined the club in 2002 as a founding member. His draw to the sport was serendipitous to be sure. “It started with a phone call: ‘Do you want to come out and do dragon boating?’ And I said, ‘What’s that?’ From that moment on I’ve been with it.” For the past 11 years, Ian has been actively involved with the club, serving in various positions on the executive, acting as a key player in organizing the junior team, serving on the regatta committee and helping organize all aspects of the club’s activities. He is also captain of his own team within the club called the

Hooked from the start by a sport he knew little about, now a key volunteer in the dragon boat community “At our own regatta we host every year in Harrison we have blind teams, a team called Gift of Life made up of people with transplants. There is a multiple sclerosis team, a youth team . . . lots of youth teams.” Ian Paul

Ian Paul was honoured at the 2013 Sport Heroes banquet last Wednesday night. Pirates. Paul was born in Liverpool, England and has lived near the water his entire life. And while he has only been involved in dragon boating since immigrating to Canada, he has returned to England to paddle


with the top Liverpool team and never misses a chance to get in a boat wherever he is in the world. “Every time I go on holiday, I try and find a dragon boat team and go and paddle with them,” he says. Dragon boating is a sport based

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on the traditional Chinese cultural activity practised for more than 2,000 years. It emerged as an international sport in Hong Kong in 1976 and first came to Canada for Expo 86, when six boats were brought to False Creek for demonstration.

Her heart and soul is with the Cheam Skating Club and making sure its future is secure is a top priority


he Cheam Skating Club is in Kim Kelly’s blood. More than 40 years after her parents laced up her first pair of figure skates, Kim is doing what she can to make sure other Chilliwack youngsters have the same opportunity. As a young skater, Kim wasn’t exactly a star. She liked skating enough—especially the carnivals in which the skaters got to dress up— but she didn’t quite have the nerve to perform the spins and leaps required to go far. Instead, she took her dance tests, then drifted away from the sport in her late teens. But while her time on the ice may have been unspectacular, her work as a Cheam Skating Club volunteer has stood out from the pack. More than a decade ago, Kim returned to the rink after the daughters of her sister (and fellow Sport Hero) Krista Reimer began skating. Kim quickly became a key part of the Cheam volunteer corps and has since served in a variety of roles with the club, from treasurer to CanSkate liaison to registrar to iceshow volunteer. For Kim, who now has two daughters skating with the club, volunteering is a fun activity that comes with a sense of duty. Having watched her own parents help out during her time skating, Kim feels a responsibility to her daughters, to the club, and to the sport. “You do feel that obligation to

Ian says it’s a great team sport, available for anybody of any ability. “At our own regatta we host every year in Harrison we have blind teams, a team called Gift of Life made up of people with transplants. There is a multiple sclerosis team, a youth team . . . lots of youth teams. Then of course don’t forget the breast cancer survivor teams. It is a sport for everybody.” The camaraderie and inclusiveness keep Ian coming back to the water again and again. “The common denominator is the fact that everyone is there for the same thing: they love to paddle,” he says. “We always say to people who are thinking of trying it, there is no charge, no obligation and we supply all you need. “Just come out and give it a go.”

“She got on the executive when things were a little bit in disorganization and disarray and got them organized. She got it all organized, got the filing system all organized and did a fantastic job getting things together.” Sharon Dahl

Kim Kelly was honoured at the 2013 Sport Heroes banquet last Wednesday night. carry on,” she says. And at the skating club each volunteer is vital to its continued existence, with jobs plenty and roles fluid. “Sometimes we don’t have a full executive so you’re kind of a jack of all trades,” she says. That can present challenges. Kim became the club’s treasurer after a

year in which the position had been vacant, with other members handling the necessities. 2011 Sport Hero Sharon Dahl, a longtime volunteer with the club, says Kim quickly took charge. “She got onto the executive when things were a little bit in disorganization and disarray and got them organized,” says Dahl, who nomi-

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nated both Kim and her sister. “She got it all organized, got the filing system all organized and did a fantastic job getting things together.” A lot has changed since Kim was herself a skater, but she still tries to model her work as a volunteer on the contributions of her parents, Al and Norma, who both served on the Cheam Skating Club executive.

Dahl says Kim and her sister have done their parents proud. “They come from a long line of volunteers,” she said. “No matter what one of the sisters was doing , they always brought along another one.” For Kim, being a parent provides a new way to enjoy the sport of skating—without the risks she feared during her own time on the ice. “They’re more brave and willing to do the jumps that I was never willing or had a desire to do,” she says. “I love that they are willing to do that.” That they are able to do so is because of generations of volunteers like Kim who have poured themselves into the Cheam Skating Club and aren’t about to stop now. “I don’t want to see this club fail after how many years,” Kim says. “My heart and soul is in this club.”


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or Krista Reimer, figure skating has always been a combination of reward and responsibility. It started from a young age, when Krista would twirl on the ice and shine in front of the crowd during carnival. That was the reward; but it was joined by a deep sense of responsibility, dedication and volunteerism learned from her parents, both of whom were heavily involved with the the Cheam Skating Club. So when Krista’s daughters first hit the ice more than two decades ago, there was no question about whether their mother would also be involved. And along with her sister, and fellow Sport Hero, Kim Kelly, Krista quickly learned just why her parents—and her grandparents before them—had been so active in the skating community. “I just love to do it because I love what it gives back for the kids,” she says. “For me, it’s being able to watch those little ones go out there . . . and achieve their goals and achieve the dreams they have in their minds.” Krista is also a firm believer in the value of figure skating beyond the rink. “It’s a life skill,” she says. “I think sports are very important for the simple fact you learn a responsibility and how to plan and how to organize your life . . . . You have to

It wasn’t always glamorous, but no job was too big or too small for her to tackle

Krista Reimer was honoured at the 2013 Sport Heroes banquet last Wednesday night. be dedicated to the sport, as well as to school.” Over the course of a decade and a half on the Cheam Skating Club’s executive, Krista put her own skills into practice by serving in a number of roles including stints as president, vice-president, ice and

facilities and professional liaison. Krista says she was proud of the steps taken by the club during that time—at its peak, the club boasted 350 members. “I felt we were able to accomplish a lot in bringing back the sport to our community,” she says.


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Longtime volunteer and 2011 Sport Hero Sharon Dahl says Krista played a pivotal role at a crucial time in the club’s history. “The club was going through major growing pains and we had an entire turnover of executive members,” says Dahl, who nomi-

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ike McLatchy might not be responsible for the success his daughters had in sport but he hopes to be responsible for the success of others. Mike is now coaching soccer to the third group of young girls he has followed through the various levels of Chilliwack FC over close to two decades. And while his daughters started him coaching, they quickly moved on to other activities with great success. His daughter Jenna won a gold medal in wrestling at the 2011 Junior Pan American Championships in Sao Paulo, Brazil. And daughter Sarah had success in sport, moving on to music and becoming part of the world-championship winning Simon Fraser University Pipe Band. Mike just wants to give parents and young athletes a taste of what he had as the parent of successful sporting kids. “They got to levels in different sports and different levels of competition where they were given a really good opportunity by having really good coaches and good mentors, which took them to the next level,” he said. When Mike started coaching his daughter, he followed her through the various age levels until she “graduated” from Chilliwack FC.

nated Krista and her sister. “Krista stepped up to the plate and got people to actually run for the executive and got an executive in place. “She stayed with it, doing everything imaginable.” Many of those jobs were of the unglamorous sort without which sporting organizations cannot succeed. “We’ve spent days on her basement floor cutting out carnival costumes, making props, painting fish and making all sorts of stuff,” Dahl remembers. With her children in their 20s, Krista has since taken a step back from the executive but she continues to volunteer at competitions and around carnival time. She has also passed on the volunteering bug to her daughters, Brittany and Kaylene. And while many parent volunteers find themselves rudderless after their children grow up, Krista’s nieces—a decade younger than her own daughters—have renewed her connection to the sport. “I still feel like I’m still involved. The joy hasn’t changed at all,” she says. “I still enjoy watching kids just enjoy what they’re doing—and also looking at their outfits.” She says it’s doubly nice to be able to do all that with her sister and share a common goal “to see the club survive for many more years to come, to have other youngsters have their dreams fulfilled.”

come tenfold. It’s on the rise. Chilliwack soccer is able to produce some of the top players in the valley. We always have sought-after kids.” Mike McLatchy

Mike McLatchy was honoured at the 2013 Sport Heroes banquet last Wednesday night. Then he signed on as a non-parent coach with a new set of girls and carried those players through U11 to U18. This meant the girls that stuck with it didn’t have to re-engage with a new coach every year. “That way they build a sense of

security and a sense of commitment,” he says. “And because you are not a parent, you have to take it a little more seriously. You’re not just showing up because your kids are there.” For Mike it’s all about team bonding and having the girls expe-

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rience what his daughters did. As anyone who has played sports knows, there are highs and lows in competition but for Mike the cup is always half full. “I like parents and kids to be able to experience the thrill of winning and the learning from defeat,” he says.

As for the state of soccer in Chilliwack, Mike says it’s amazing, something he credits to the work of the Chilliwack FC board. “Chilliwack soccer has come tenfold,” he says. “It’s on the rise. Chilliwack soccer is able to produce some of the top players in the valley. We always have sought-after kids.” That said, he happily recommends the sport to parents considering what to put children into. “Chilliwack has made it really accessible to play at any level.” Mike is on his third group of girls, and local soccer parents will be disappointed to know that this might be his last. Coaching is a huge time commitment and he will be missed. “Mike is a great ambassador for Chilliwack FC,” says Andrea Laycock who nominated Mike for the Sport Hero Award. “We appreciate all he has done for us over the years.”



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Jim Sache, Joe Ogmundson, Laura Watson, Max Abrams, Mike Hawley, Ron Duke, Pat Webber


Andrea Laycock, Bob Foster, Heinrich Meister, Rolf Wedler, Keith Currie, Lawrence Kinch, Ray Warren, Ron Wichmann, Victor Wells


Adriana Bronk, Barb Mulligan, Bill Jones, Ernie Tribe, Mark Toop, Robert Lamm, Stan Kroeker, Wayne Bjorge


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Acting Mayor Chuck Stam spoke on behalf of the city at the annual Chilliwack Community Sport Hero Awards last week.


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Chilliwack secondary’s Nicole Verdonk edges past a Terry Fox defender during Fraser Valley senior girls playoff action at Townsend Park Thursday.

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Mummery said. Sardis, meanwhile, bought a little time with a dramatic 2-1 overtime win over Centennial fter going undefeated in the regular Thursday. The Falcons faced elimination in the douseason, both of Chilliwack’s triple-A high school girls soccer teams were ble-knockout tournament because of an knocked out of the Fraser Valley Champion- opening round loss. By the end of a hard-fought back-and-forth ships last week. Chilliwack secondary, which finished first battle, the score stayed knotted 1-1 until just in the Fraser Valley East division after the reg- two minutes before the end of the second ular season and entered the tournament as overtime period, when Madison Tetz buried the number-three seed, dropped a close con- a breakaway pass from Mckenzie Hildebrand. The injury-plagued Falcons couldn’t stave test to Terry Fox 1-0 Thursday and another 1-0 off elimination Friday against game to Clayton Heights Friday. Heritage Woods, though, and “We have played so well for so went down 2-0. long and it seems some of our The game was scoreless late luck ran out,” Storm coach Shane into the second half when HeriMummery told the Times. tage Woods scored on a breakHe called this year’s squad one away. of the most talented girls teams he had ever coached at CSS. SCAN TO SEE PHOTOS The Falcons countered with two good chances from defendBesides finishing undefeated in er-turned-striker Justine Chiba league play, the team also went undefeated in two tournaments, racking but couldn’t tie it up. Heritage Woods then sealed Falcon’s fate up a total of 24 goals for and only four goals with a second goal while most of the Sardis against all season. Mummery gave special credit to graduating side had pushed up for the equalizer. “The girls fought very hard, and it was a Storm captain Dana Broadbent, who came to the team in Grade 9 and hasn’t missed a game shame that I had so many starters hurt or sick,” Coach Richard Tagle said. “Overall I was or practice in four years. “Her dedication, hard work and determina- proud of our team for the good year they had tion has taught the younger players what it but of course disappointed for the girls that means to play for Chilliwack Storm soccer,” they didn’t qualify for the provincials.”




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Firefighters (left) douse a burning SUV on South Sumas Road Friday while a neighbour (right) keeps an eye on smoldering bark mulch next door.


irefighters were able to snuff out a vehicle fire that threatened a South Sumas Road horse barn Friday afternoon. The fire had fully engulfed an SUV, and flames were reaching into the barn by the time firefighters arrived. But firefighters were quickly able to get the blaze under control, with only minimal damage done to the building. The cause of the fire is under investigation but not considered suspicious. - Staff

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Community Literacy volunteering Join the Chilliwack Learning Community Society for a free workshop and explore what family literacy means, why outreach matters, why reading to and with children is important and what quality literature is. The society needs literacy volunteers to: facilitate Marci’s family literacy workshop; attend the ladybug book bin; and read and tutor in the community. Contact Debbie Denault, Chilliwack Learning Community Society to register at debbied@chilliwacklearning. com or 604-392-2404. Métis meet The Chilliwack Métis Association hosts its monthly general meeting May 16 at 7 p.m. at Kekinow Hall, at 45555 Knight Rd. MS help The MS Society of Canada hosts a self-help group the third Thursday of every month (May 16) from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the conference room at Decades, 45846 Wellington Ave. Toastmasters meet There are several Toastmasters clubs in Chilliwack. The Chilliwack Toastmasters meet every Wednesday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Lions Club on Spadina. For more information call 604-819-1888. Snowpeaks Toastmasters meet every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church, at 8871 School St. Everyone welcome. Suicide/Homicide support The Chilliwack Hospice Society’s Suicide/Homicide Grief Support Group meets Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. To register or for further information, call Lucy at the Chilliwack Hospice Society at 604-795-4660. Senior rec centre activities The Chilliwack Senior Recreation Centre, at 9400 College St., is open Monday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is something for everybody as the centre has a full kitchen, dance floor, pool tables, carpet bowling, cards and more. Drop by to pick up a schedule, enjoy lunch or coffee, meet new friends and have a good time. Phone 604-7924549 for more information. Grief camp The Chilliwack Hospice Society holds its fifth Annual Horse Whisperer Grief Camp for children and teens June 15. Deadline to register is June 1. The program is designed to provide grieving children and teens with the opportunity to work closely with horses and experience the unconditional love and

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support of their horse partner. For more information or to register, contact Coletta Holmes at 604-795-4660 or email

Grief programs offered The Chilliwack Grief Support network offers grief programs for parents, spouses and adult children. The programs allow participants to share stories, support each other and learn about how to deal with grief following the death of a loved one. The Spouses and Partners Grief Network meets every Saturday afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m. For details and more information on these and other services call 604-793-7239.

on Thursday evenings and learn to lose weight together in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. Weigh-in: 6:15 to 7 p.m. Meeting starts at 7:15 p.m. at 10135 Williams Street North. For more information contact Jacquie at 604-8249705. Another TOPS group meets every Tuesday. For

Knitting circle

The Chilliwack Common Threads knitting circle welcomes new and experienced knitters to join them Tuesday nights at Decades Coffee Club from 7 to 9 p.m. Share your skills and passion, knit along with charity plans, or just come to share the good company. For more information, check out the group on or email

Help needed Ann Davis Transition Society

would appreciate volunteer help. For information or to pick up applications, contact Ericka Meyer at 9046 Young Rd.

Peer counsellors needed Chilliwack Senior Peer Counsellors are desparately looking for volunteers to visit isolated seniors in the Chilliwack/ Sardis area. If you enjoy visiting with and talking to seniors, you could help these wonderful pioneers. Please phone 604-793-7204 and leave your name and number and we will get back to you to register you and answer any questions you may have.

Dust off your instrument The Chilliwack Community Band is looking for more band musicians to augment its membership. For more information contact Tim Wright at 604-795-7371 or Dale Warr at 604-858-3376. English practice A free English practice group for immigrants meets Tuesdays at the Cheam Leisure Centre. Register at the Chilliwack Libray information desk, email annettew@ or call Marci at 604-792-0025 ext. 2434 option 1. Animal lovers needed

The Chilliwack Animal Safe Haven Society needs volunteers. The society desperately requires help with cat care, particularly for Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings. Anyone wanting to volunteer, or adopt a cat, should contact Gayle Brunt at 604794-7233.

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The Living Healthy Group (Chilliwack Association), a non-profit group of selfadvocates, welcomes new members with mental health issues who are looking for a safe place to share their concerns. The group meets Wednesdays in the Prospera Centre parking lot at 1 p.m. for a group walk followed by a discussion and sharing time. For more information please call Barb at 604-7921059 or Agnes at 604-7920112.

Métis employment programs

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dictatorships have been made to democratize by external forces. When this is done and when elections are forced to be conducted with no political parties, that ensures people cannot band together in efficient ways. And what often emerges is a power structure where the military or a new dictator takes over. “Politics really is a team sport,” Telford said. Fringe candidates typically receive in the one per cent range in terms of votes. In the 2012 Chilliwack-Hope byelection, Libertarian candidate Lewis Dahlby received 145 votes or one per cent. In 2009, perennial candidate Doro-

thy-Jean O’Donnell received 93 votes (0.55 per cent) for the People’s Front in Chilliwack-Hope. (O’Donnell has run numerous times for the People’s Front provincially and the MarxistLeninists federally in various ridings since 1988, never receiving even one per cent of the vote.) In 2005, the two local ridings had candidates for the Moderates and the Youth Coalition, the most successful of whom garnered 266 votes. But probably the most successful fringe party in recent history locally is the Marijuana Party. After Marc Emery’s failed bid in 2001 to win a seat in the federal election for his Canadian Marijuana

Party, the B.C. pot activist turned his sights on provincial politics with the goal of running candidates in all 79 ridings in the province. In Chilliwack-Kent, Marijuana Party candidate David Ferguson garnered 968 votes, or 5.25 per cent, for a fourth place finish behind Larry Commodore and the Green Party, who finished with 8.19 per cent. In Chilliwack-Sumas, the Marijuana man was Norm Siefken, who earned 1,130 votes or six per cent of the total. The BC Conservatives and the Greens, in addition to some of these fringe party candidates, could receive actual seats if the province

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Chilliwack bucked trend with annual GDP increases BY PAUL J. HENDERSON

‘Literally roared out of the gate following the recession’


nearly half of all 46 mid-sized Canadian cities have still not recovered all jobs lost during the recession.

hilliwack had one of the fastest-growing mid-sized economies in all of Canada between 2005 and 2012, according to a new report issued by the Conference Board of Canada. The report entitled MidSized Cities Outlook 2013 found Chilliwack had average annual increases in GDP of 6.2 per cent, bucking trends across the country. While the recession in 2008 hit the entire country hard, the report included Chilliwack on a list of six cites that “literally roared out of the gate following the recession, expanding by more than five per cent in 2010 alone.” Duncan was the only other city in British Columbia on that list. The report was funded in part by eight Canadian midsized cities: Fredericton, Sept-Iles, Rimouski, Granby, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Brandon, Lethbridge and Red Deer. The report includes a review of economic indicators of all 46 mid-sized Canadian cities where comprehensive data are available from Statistics Canada. A “mid-sized” city is based on Statistics Canada’s definition of a census agglomeration (CA). A CA must have a core population of at least 10,000 and adjacent municipalities “must have a high degree of integration with the core.” The report found that

“The employment picture has been uneven among Canada’s mid-sized cities over the past decade or so,” said Mario

Lefebvre, director of the Centre for Municipal Studies. “A total of 21 cities have yet to see their employment levels

return to pre-recession levels. This is a troubling turn of events, given that these midsized cities play an important

role as economic engines in their respective regions.” C h i l l i w a c k , h ow e v e r, bucked the trend and is coasting along remarkably well by comparison, according to the report.

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he Green Exchange keeps useful items out of the landfill through frugal creativity. It is run on most Tuesdays. You are welcome to submit concise, money-free listings. To place listings contact Meaghan Muller at 604-613-0327 or Remember to put “Green Exchange” in the subject line (you must also pick up the items yourself). Free Spruce seedling. It’s in a container right now but it’s fast outgrowing it. Call 604702-5692. Four patio chairs available. They are in good condition, non-stackable. Call 604-824-1205. Queen size Sears mattress. Used. No tears. Also 20-inch colour TV (tube type, not flat screen). Call 604-795-6332. Large plant. Call 604-7954323.

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Rodney Peter Spenst passed away suddenly on Wednesday May 8th at Chilliwack General Hospital at the age of 54. He was born November 3rd, 1958 to Jacob and Hilda Spenst in Chilliwack. Rod is survived by his loving wife of 35 years Alicia Spenst, his mother Hilda Spenst, his children: Andrea and Bob, Lisa and Tina, Daniel and Candase. He is also survived by his 7 grandchildren Danina, Chance, Silas, Jadeyn, Xander, Kayleen and Allison. He is survived by his only sister Pat (Rudy) Loewen and nephews Matthew (Thereasa) Loewen and Andrew Loewen who he was very close with. He is also survived by brothers and sister-in-laws: Bill (Yvette) Hawryluk, Gean (Roger) Reihl, Carl (Carol) Hawryluk, Dina (Bill) Turlock, Andy (Joan) Hawryluk, Gloria Hawryluk, Rick (Thea) Hawryluk and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Jacob Spenst and his grandson Theodore Spenst. A Celebration of Life will be held Wednsday May 15th at 2:00 at Eden Mennonite Church followed by a tea where all are welcome to share stories. Rod already knew the career path he was destined for, carpentry, by the age of 18. The pride he took in his work was apparent to all and his reputation exceeded him. He shared his knowledge with family members he brought to the sites, apprenticed many and worked with his daughter Lisa for 10 years. He rode motorcycles, cooked exotic meals, was an avid reader, enjoyed coffee nights with buddies and travelled but nothing brought him more joy than his family. He married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life in 1978 and they welcomed two daughters and a son. These children brought spouses and many friends that Rod embraced as his own. In 2001, Rod officially added “Papa” to his resume, and the job rapidly became busier over the years. Rarely did a weekend go by without grandchildren filling his house with laughter and vying for the best spot on his knee. We know that God has a plan for us and Rod was called home earlier than we expected. Pages and pages could be written about Rod without doing him justice. He was a private man with many layers. He will be loved and deeply missed by many. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and Children’s Hospital in Rod’s name would be greatly appreciate.


We are a full-service HVAC-R contractor located in Chilliwack, serving the Valley from Aldergrove to Boston Bar since 1989. We are looking for local Refrigeration & HVAC Technicians (minimum 3rd year completed.)Gas certification an asset. We offer an Employee Benefits Plan, companysponsored RRSP program, & paid BC Med. Please fax resume with cover letter to 604-792-6728.

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 Chilliwack Times 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.

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With joy, the parents of Dinel Carmen Dekoff and Gregory James Bickert wish to announce the engagement of their children. On March 16, 2013, Greg got down on one knee on a beach in St. Lucia and presented a gorgeous yellow diamond ring to a very surprised Dinel. The bride and groom reside in Kelowna, BC and are happily planning their wedding day, May 23, 2014, on the beautiful Hawaiian Island of Oahu.

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EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT Shxwha:y Village, located in Chilliwack, BC, requires the services of a qualified Executive Assistant to work for the CEO/Chief & Council. The Executive Assistant will provide clerical support to the CEO and Chief & Council, responsibilities include but are not limited to: coordinating meetings/workshops, preparing letters, completing documentation to be registered into the First Nations Lands Registry System, compiling reports, minute taking, maintaining databases filing and web-based research. Preference will be given to Aboriginal applicants. Please self-identify on your cover letter or resume. This position reports to the CEO. QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS: • Minimum Grade 12. • Legal Assistant training or equivalent background. • Post-secondary education in the area of Business Administration, Legal Assistant, Office Careers, Communications, Computers or equivalent training/experience and background. • A minimum of one year actual work experience in any or all of the responsibilities cited above. • Must be proficient in MS Office Suite – Word, Excel, Outlook & Simply Accounting. • Demonstrates strong organizational skills, detail oriented, and ability to multi-task in a dynamic working environment. • Ability to be both a team player yet work well independently with little or no supervision. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and proven ability to establish rapport with people of all educational and occupational backgrounds. • Must successfully pass a pre-employment RCMP Criminal Records Check. • Must possess and maintain a valid B.C. Drivers’ License and have reliable transportation. WAGE RATE: Negotiable TYPE OF POSITION: Full time position – 37.5 hours per week, subject to a three month probationary period. APPLICATIONS DEADLINE: 4:00 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2013

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Mail resume and cover letter to: #7-7201 Vedder Road Chilliwack BC, V2R 4G5 E-mail to: OR Fax to 604-824-5342 Attn: Stó:lo Nation HR Personnel



Candidates will be screened according to the qualifications/requirements above. Please clearly indicate on your resume compliance with all indicated qualifications and requirements. Successful applicants will be required to provide education documentation and three (3) references of previous supervisors at the time of the interview.

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Shxwha:y Village Attention: Murray Sam, CEO 44680 Schweyey Road, Chilliwack, BC V2R 5M5 Email:

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2060 2020


OLDE GENERAL STORE AUCTION “Let us help you.” Call us to discuss: Consignments, Estates, Liquidations We Welcome Quality Antique Consignments. We will Buy Sell & Trade Contact Brenda 604-795-4006


Locker Auction Wed. May 15th, 4:00pm!

M.Y. Mini Storage 44335 Yale Road, Chilliwack


Audio/Video/ Computers

USED LAPTOPS & COMPUTERS Repairs & set up also avail. 604-796-3500 or 604-793-2604


For Sale Miscellaneous

40’ COMMERCIAL alum ladder $250 (don’t miss out) 4 section 6’ high movable dog run (one with gate), commercial grade $400, smaller portable run $250 roof avail., dog kennels for sm - ex large $10 - $40, gorgeous large dog house $150 (cost $399) small dog house $30, massive burrel table $350 (was $2200 new ) ultra deluxe elec mower as new $120 (cost $297 + tax). 604-793-7714

For Sale Miscellaneous

AT LAST! An iron filter that works. IronEater! Fully patented Canada/U.S.A. Removes iron, hardness, smell, manganese. Since 1957. Visit our 29 innovative inventions; Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON. DINING TABLE w 6 chairs, 82' L, leaf, honey colour $225 obo 604-847-7366 solid pine HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837

OLDE GENERAL STORE AUCTION 'Let us help you.” Call us to discuss: Consignments, Estates, Liquidations We Welcome Quality Antique Consignments. We will Buy Sell & Trade Contact Brenda 604-795-4006 SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: 400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT. STEEL BUILDING - BLOWOUT CLEARANCE SALE! 20X22 $4,188. 25X26 $4,799. 30X34 $6,860. 32X44 $8,795. 40X50 $12,760. 47X74 $17,888. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422 STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206


MOVING SALE furniture from dressers to coffee tables, end, single reclining beds, etc & a car. 604-793-4627


Garage Sale

CHILLIWACK MULTIL FAMILY HUGE MOVING SALE Sat May 18th, 8am-4pm 46802 Sylvan Dr Promontory area Furniture, household items, tools, yard equip, clothes, etc. Everything must go!


Lumber/Building Supplies

STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS - UP TO 60% OFF! 30x40, 40x60, 50x80, 60x100, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call: 1-800-457-2206

Musical Instruments


HAMILTON UPRIGHT Cabinet Grand Piano 1902, ex tuned, ivory metal board 604-792-1442


Wanted to Buy


I will purchase Firearms & Ammunition. Call 604-290-1911



HAIRSTYLIST WANTED Chilliwack Location

Full & Part Time Positions. Guaranteed hourly rate of $11.00 to start Plus 25% profit sharing. No clientele required. Paid Birthday, Dental & Drug Benefits. Equipment supplied & maintained. Advanced annual upgrading training. Management oppportunities. Call

604-858-8082 for an interview




DRIVERS WANTED AZ, DZ, 3 or 1 with airbrakes: Terrific career opportunity with outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects using nondestructive testing. Plus extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 weeks vacation and benefits pkg. Skills Needed Ability to travel 6 months at a time. Apply online at under careers. Click here to apply, keyword: Driver. DO NOT FILL IN CITY OR STATE. EOE EXPERIENCED DUMP TRUCK DRIVER Class 3. Call Brad 604-316-0025 leave msg


General Employment

JOURNEYMAN, Steel Fabricator/ Welder with 5 years + proven equipment production line and Management / Lead Hand exp. Fax resume to: 604-852-5614 LABOURERS WANTED for local fabrication shop. Fax resume to 604-852-5614. WELDER REQUIRED for steel fabrication shop. Fax resume to 604-852-5614.


General Employment

MAKE IT A SUCCESS! Call 604-795-4417 Let everyone know when!




HORSE BOARDING available in Port Coquitlam. Westside Stables. Full/Semi/Self Board. For more information call Sandy 604-941-5434 cel 778-388-5434


BENGAL KITTENS, vet ✔ 1st shots dewormed, sweet natured, $700. Mission 1-604-814-1235


• Must have reliable vehicle • Must be certified & experienced • Union Wages & Benefits Apply in person 9770 - 199A Street, Langley fax resume to 604-513-3661 or email: Manager, Marketing & Recruitment, International Student Program. School District 71 (Comox Valley) is located on the east coast of Vancouver Island approximately 100kms north of Nanaimo and is located on the traditional territory of the Komoks First Nation. Qualified individuals are invited to apply in confidence by submitting a cover letter outlining how they meet the hiring criteria, a chronological resume with the name, phone number/email address of three professional references through under the section Management & Professionals by 12:00pm.(noon) PST on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.



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PB RAG DOLL kittens, vet ✔ 1st shots, dewormed, health guar., $450 & up Cel # 604-477-9961

★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION ! 604-724-7652


STANDARD Wirehaired Dachshunds Puppies Born April 3 - ready to go in 4 weeks. $800. Call now! 604-8086740.

LABOURERS AND Heavy Equipment Operators (hoe, dozer, grader) needed for jobs in Prairie Provinces. Apply to: or fax to 780-888-2100. More info at

Tire Technician


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COMMUNITY Support Worker 35 Hr, Temporary Position. email:


Hotel Restaurant

Now accepting applications for a Tire Technician for a mobile commercial truck tire service in the Abbotsford area. The candidate should have previous tire installation experience, high stamina, strong communication skills, valid driver’s licence and a good command of the English language. This is a new position for a growing business. Top wages will be paid for top performers

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Seeking, friendly, high energy individuals for F/T SERVERS & COOKS. exp. an asset. Resume drop off Travelodge front desk 45466 Yale Road West or email:

SAVE A LIFE. Wonderful rescue dogs from Foreclosed Upon Pets. Spay/neutered, regular vaccinations & rabies, microchipped. $499 adoption fee, avail at your local Petcetera stores.

Livestock/ Poultry


LAYING BROWN HENS Tame. Laying well. $8.00 each. Cloverdale ★ 604-541-0007


TWO FULL TIME positions available immediately for an Import Auto dealer in the interior of BC. Service Advisor -minimum 2-3 years experience. Apprentice or Journeyman Technician- Both applicants must have good attitude, quality workmanship. Email




1 BR apt, avail May 15th. Spacious. Balcony, centrally located, Chwk. Edward St. Heat & Garbage incl’d, onsite laundry. Cable package included ($72 value) $675. Heather 1-800-815-6311

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HERITAGE HOME Large 4+ bd New Kitch cab & appl, WD. Reno’d attic space w/ skylights. 26’ x 15’ Lvg rm. Lg formal dining, butlers pantry. Lg deck. June 1 $1750 NS NP 604-824-1902 Sharon

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This is your official notice that at 9:30 a.m. on May 22, 2013, at Chilliwack Courthouse at 46085 Yale Road, Chilliwack, British Columbia, the Director of Child, Family and Community Services will make an application for a Transfer of Custody pursuant to Section 54.01 of the Child, Family and Community Services Act in connection with your child, Aliyah Suzanna Bergsma (DOB11Nov2001). You have the right to be present and to be represented by legal counsel. Anyone knowing their present whereabouts, please contact Cibele Soca, Social Worker, Ministry of Children and Family Development, 8978 School Street, Chilliwack, BC V2P 4L4. Telephone: (604) 702-2311.

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Townhouses - Rent

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NEWLY RENOVATED $990 per month + utilities

3 BR = 11/2 Baths - 2 Levels 1,100 sq.ft. and a fenced back yard For more info call Mike at 604-792-8317 or 1-877-515-6696 or Email: WOODBINE TOWNHOUSES 9252 Hazel St. Chilliwack. BC Move-In Incentive! Our Gated 5 acre Complex is Quiet and Family-Oriented.

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Suites/Partial Houses

3 BDRM, 1400sf bsmt ste, 5 appl, n/s, suits quiet couple. $1150/m incl utils. June 1. 604-807-2290

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HOUSE RENTALS 604-793-2200

1 bdrm 2 level Twnhse, 650 sq. ft. F/S – $575 1 bdrm condo F/S, heat incl – $595 1 bdrm + den FFI, basic cable, 4 appl – $725 1 bdrm Agassiz F/S, coin laundry – $500 1 bdrm apt F/S, heat incl’d – $550 2 bdrm Heat incl, in town, F/S – $700 2 bdrm suite 1200 sq.ft., utilities incl – $1100 2 bdrm suite F/S, heat incl’d – $650 2 bdrm suite Util. incl’d, 5 appl – $800 2 bdrm + den condo 6 appl. A/C – $1100 2+ bdrm house F/S, close to Little Mtn. – $950 3 bdrm twnhse 3 appl, 2.5 bth, garage – $1175 3 bdrm suite garage, 5 appl, gas incl – $1200 3 bdrm twnhse 5 appl. 1.5bath,1600sf – $1200 3 exec. home 4 appl. newly reno’d,Sardis – $1600 4 bdrm hse F/S, d/w, garage – $1275 ...





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Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Council Chambers 8550 Young Road, Chilliwack, B.C. V2P 8A4 TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the City of Chilliwack will hold a Public Hearing, as noted above, on the following items:


Condos/ Townhouses



IMMACULATE TOP fl 963sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry, +55 building, $121,500 604-309-3947 see id5565

7138 Marble Hill Road Kathleen Renwick To rezone a portion of the subject property, as shown on the map below, from an RH (Rural Hillside) Zone to an SR (Suburban Residential) Zone to facilitate future subdivision.

Location Map:

TOP FLR 762sf 1br condo, in-ste laundry, 45+ building Mt. Baker view $85,000. 778-822-7387 see id5553



2 BD, 2 bth fully reno’d 1228 sq ft t/h. 45+ & n/p. insuite laund, new appl. $152,000 firm. 604-791-3758

GARRISON CROSSING 5 bdrm, 4 bath, 3385 sq ft executive Self-contained carriage-house suite. Only $694,500 Call 604-847-9459. ID 76459


Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

Location Map: IMMACULATE 2446SF 4br 4ba t/h. Incredible view, huge master br $405,000, 604-466-3175 see id5226


New Westminster

TOP FLOOR quiet side of bldg 650sf 1br+den condo nr Hosp, & Sky train $244K 778-241-4101 see id5580

Persons who deem that their interest in the property is affected by these proposed amendment bylaws will have an opportunity to be heard at the Public Hearing or, if you are unable to attend, you may provide a written submission, including your full name and address, to the City Clerk’s Office no later than 4:00 p.m. on the date of the Public Hearing. All submissions will be recorded and form part of the official record of the Hearing. These proposed bylaws may be inspected between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, from Wednesday, May 8, 2013 to Tuesday, May 21, 2013, both inclusive, in the Office of the City Clerk at City Hall, 8550 Young Road, Chilliwack, BC. Please direct your enquiries to our Planning & Strategic Initiatives Department at 604-793-2906. Please note that no further information or submissions can be considered by Council after the conclusion of the Public Hearing. Delcy Wells Acting City Clerk



S. Surrey/ White Rock



FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $539,000. 604-727-9240 see id5617

For Sale by Owner GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $479,000 604-613-1553 see id5608

7BDRM/3BTH 5187 Marine Dr, Burnaby. For Sale by Owner, ID# 5669. Tel: 604-722-7977. Mortgage Helper. $695,000.

Houses - Sale Real Estate

GUILDFORD MAGNIFICENT 4952sf 10br 6.5ba back on creek, main floor master br, $729K 604-581-5541 see: id5506

At WE BUY HOMES We CASH YOU OUT FAST! We Also Take Over Your Payments Until Your Home is Sold. No Fees! No Risk! Call us First! (604)- 626-9647

SRY: 10866-160A St. Open Sat 2-4pm. 4 BR, 2400sf, cds, $623k Royal Pacific Rlty, Elvira Hall 604-783-9632





2 BDRM 1.5 bth rancher fully reno’d on own property at Baker Trail Village. Mins to Chwk River, Garrison Crossing & UFV campus $209,900. # 149276. Ph 604-824-8293

AGASSIZ NEW 2350sf 3br 2.5 Bath, high end finishing, huge master $349,000 604-729-0186 see id5603

CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 55+ complex $63K 604-858-9301 see id5400 THOM CREEK Ranch. In Chilliwack’s premier retirement complex. 2090 sq ft finished plus 294 unfinished ready to model. In the top row with superb, unspoilable views of the City, mountains and way beyond. Excellent Clubhouse. Friendly neighbours $389,900 negotiable. No Tax. Open Daily 604-824-1892


Langley/ Aldergrove

Lots & Acreage

2.75 ACRE executive lot Chwk Mtn build your dream home View! View! $389K 604-316-7775 see id5641

LANGLEY NR town fully reno’d 2474sf home on 5ac ppty, bsmt suite $1,150,000 604-825-3966 see id5582

3418 Blueberry Drive, Whistler, BC. Bare Land approx 13,500 sq ft. Panoramic views from Whistler to Mt. Currie. - $1,747,000 - email:


Mobile Homes

NEW SRI 1152 sq ft, 3 BR, dbl wide $77,900. Full gyproc single wide $66,900. Repossessions 1974-2007. Call 604-830-1960

OWN THE land, Chilliwack, 1092sf, 2bdrm rancher style mobile home, kids OK, $179,900 604-824-7803 see id5541

FORT LANGLEY 2300sf 5br w/suite above 3 additional rental units $965K 604-882-6788 see id5533


Okanagan/ Interior


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6035 NEWTON 723SF 1br ground level w/private entry, insuite laundry $139,900 604-984-8891 see id5546

Houses - Sale



STEVESTON VERY large 1284 sf 2br 2ba top fl condo amazing mtn views, $455K 604-275-7986 see id5376



PARTIAL OCEAN view, 920sf 2br+den 2ba quiet condo, kids, pets ok. $309,000 778-294-2275 see id5575

6020 1 BDRM 1 bth spacious condo w/ open flr plan in Creekside Estates. $121,500. 604-852-8778 id# 149826

2. ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT BYLAW 2013, No. 3921 (RZ000794) Location: 10166 Williams Road Owner: Paula Becker c/o Hugo W. Becker Purpose: To rezone the subject property, as shown on the map below, from an R1-A (One Family Residential) Zone to an R3 (Small Lot One Family Residential) Zone to facilitate a 6 lot strata subdivision.

Condos/ Townhouses


1. ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT BYLAW 2013, No. 3904 (RZ000785 ) Location: Owner: Purpose:


MERRITT HERITAGE style 3070 sf 4br 5ba on 9.9ac lot detached shop, view $895K 250-378-8857 see id5592

Mobile Homes

QUALITY MANUFACTURED HOMES Manufactured homes new and used Park spaces. Park models Service work 1- 800-339-5133


Out Of Town Property


Recreation Property


Auto Finance





Scrap Car Removal


Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks



THE SCRAPPER SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL CRANBROOK 2060SF 4br 3ba reno’d home w/side suite on 2 lots $239,900 778-887-4530 see id5304

ENDERBY BC 18.6 acres w/ 2 homes, shop & 5 buildings. N. Okanagan $669,000 1-250-838-6133


604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H


Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

604-701-6008 toll free: 1-877-240-6008

Collectibles & Classics

2007 Dodge Nitro

4x4, loaded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .



1956 OLDSMOBILE Sedan, excl cond 324/ Rocket 88 78,000 org miles. A must see $12,000. 604-795-3344

2007 KAWASAKI Vulcan 900, new saddle bags/batt, w/shield, bike cover. $4,995. 604-209-1039

9135 2006 Mazda 626

Loaded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,800

2004 Volkswagen Golf

4 door, Hatch back. . . . . . . . . $6,400

2008 Ford Fusion

2006 FORD F250 4x4, 8 cyl stnd, 170k’s, 5.4L EFI, tow pkge, alpine stereo, single cab $7900. 604-819-3610


Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2002 DODGE 1500 4wd 4 dr, auto V8, canopy, only 20,000 km, $15,900 obo. 604-392-3344 or

2004 TOYOTA Sienna Van, 111,000 km, silver, ex cond, one owner $11,500 obo 604-792-3256


OCEAN FRONT boat access only 2 yr old 1600sf 3br 2.5ba 30min from W Van $799K 778-998-9141 see id5424

2000 FORD F-250 4X4 diesel, gd cond. 1998 27’ Okanagan 5th Solar R/O, TV, super slide, new floors, double windows. $18,000 for both obo. 604-819-8795




Lawn & Garden

Frame to Finish Contracting

Ph Wayne 604-845-1141



YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899



Sewer, Water, Drainage Hookups, Driveways, Roadwork, C.B’s, Manholes, all Utilities, E.O.C.P. Vander Voort Excavating call 604-791-2916


– Leaks – All Gutter Repairs – Installing Gutters – Screening LARRY INDUSTRIES INC 604-792-9600 7968 Venture Place


Handyman Yard & Garden Clean Up Repairs to decks and fences Pruning, Planting Reasonable, hardworking and dependable.

Call 604-769-0038


Home Inspectors

HUSKY HOME INSPECTIONS 604-316-1372 OFFER OF THE MONTH 15% discount on every home inspection in Fraser Valley



604-794-3388 LANDSCAPE AWAY Book Now for Spring Pruning & Clean- Up Complete Lawn Care Lawn Cutting Start @ $20 Turf Installation Pruning & Gardening

• • • • • Landscape Design & Upgrades * Residential * Strata * Commercial



Gutter Cleaning & Repairs


• Bark Mulch • Mushroom Manure

Lawn & Garden

JNR GREENSCAPES. Commercial/ Residential. Lawn Cutting, Garden Pep, Pruning, Hedging, Pressure Washing. Phone 604-793-5249

2007 Chev Cobalt

2 door, 5 speed . . . . . . . . . . . $5,400 4x4, auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,495

2004 Ford F150 XLT


Power Washing

Hot & Cold Pressure Washing & Interior/ Exterior Painting


4 cylinder, loaded. . . . . . . . . . $6,400

1996 Ford Explorer

Suds N Wash

• Basements • Additions •Renovations

One Call Does It All Free Estimates

2006 Pontiac Pursuit GT 1966 CADILLAC Coupe de ville a/c, pwr pkg, nr new tires, was $7500, now $6500 604-793-5520

✓ Siding ✓ Houses ✓ Concrete ✓ Patios ✓ Gutters ✓ Heavy Equipment · Residential · Commercial · Agricultural For Free estimates call 604-796-0189 Call Toll Free 1-888-400-8822 Cell 604-703-3319

Super cab, loaded . . . . . . . . . $9,500

2005 GMC Sierra 3500 4X4 SLT DIESEL Auto 162,919 kms,loaded,extra 40 gal fuel tank,tool box, wind defl,tow pkg, all maint. records, exc cond, org owner. Asking $26,500. (604) 824-6033

1995 JAYCO TT 12UDopen 23’, 3 burning stove/Frdg/Frzr/Fur, As new, $3,500 obo. 604-866-6125


4 cylinder, auto . . . . . . . . . . . $7,900

HATZIC LAKE Swans Point, 1 hr from Vanc incl lot & 5th wheel ski, fish, $134,500. 604-209-8650 see id5491

1987 GEORGIA Boy 30’, sleeps 6, excel mechical cond, kitchen, bath, $6,500. Call 604-729-9767


Parts & Accessories

1964 CHEV IMPALA fender skirts, brand new, $400. 604-392-3950



1979 FORD M/H, 23 ft, cozy, bunk beds, fully equipped, low k, hi way usage, $5,500. 778-737-3890

Sports & Imports

1997 TOYOTA Camry LE. 4 drs, 4 cyl, auto, a/c. Well maintained. Aircared. $3700. 604-936-1270

45895 Airport Rd

9110 LOT & Trailer. This little gem is located 120 miles from Van, pool - C.H, hiking, fishing, history of Caretaker, maint $775/yr, $30,000 obo. Lot 33 - 30860 Trans Canada Hwy Yale BC. Ph 1-604-792-6764



CANCEL YOUR TIMESHARE. NO RISK program. STOP Mortgage & Maintenance Payments Today. 100% Money Back Guarantee. FREE Consultation. Call us NOW. We can Help! 1-888-356-5248

Recreation Property

HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $65K is for both 604-302-3527 see id5588

2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited Affordable Luxury 35,600 kms. 2.4L GDI DOHC. $19,999. Email: (604) 794-3428.

328 2ND Ave, Cultus Lake BC Open House Sat/Sun May 18/19 12-4pm. Charming Cabin in Main Beach area, $319K! Arlin, DFH Real Estate Ltd. 250-896-8194

1989 19’ Bayliner Capri Blue, 2.3 litre IO Fresh water cooled, new windshield/canvas/swim grid, trailer. $8,375. 604-837-7564

Accelerate your car buying

Aluminum Boat Wanted, 10, 12 or 14 ft, with or without motor or trailer. Will pay $. 604-319-5720

2003 Dodge Dakota

4x4, extended cab . . . . . . . . . $6,800

2001 Ford F150 XLT

4x4, Super cab . . . . . . . . . . . $4,995

1995 GMC Yukon

4x4, Loaded. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,995



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Scrap Car Removal



Moving & Storage


Renovations & Home Improvement

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Pick A Part is environmentally approved and meets all BC government standards for automotive recycling

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Painting/ Wallpaper

DAVE WEARING PAINTING & Home Repairs. Interior & Exterior 604-795-6100 . Licenced - WCB Insured


Paving/Seal Coating

ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick,

drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187


Power Washing

PRECISION PRESSURE WASH ★Save Now★ • Concrete • Siding • Gutters • Driveway Sealings (High Gloss) • Paint Prep Since 1991

Call 604-793-8816

HIGHEST PRICES PAID HOME RENO’S. Interior / Exterior. Bthrm, kitchen, yard work. No job too small or big. 604-316-3130



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