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Complementary, not competition Representatives from development companies say TFN malls will draw from a much larger population base BY

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As construction of the massive Tsawwassen First Nation shopping complex continues, representatives from the two companies behind the project assured local merchants the development would be complementary to existing businesses. Representatives from Ivanhoe Cambridge and Property Development Group were at a

Ladner Business Association meeting last week to provide an update on the massive undertaking and answer questions from the local business community. Ivanhoe Cambridge is behind Tsawwassen Mills, which will include approximately 1.2 million square feet of retail space with 16 anchor tenants. Property Development Group is building the adjacent Tsawwassen Commons, which will have 550,000 square feet of outdoor

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Delta residents will continue to enjoy weekly garbage pickup for now, but changes could be on the horizon. One of only five Lower Mainland communities to still have weekly collection, Delta hasn’t not followed the lead of cities like neighbouring Surrey, where trash is collected every second week using automated trash trucks. Delta is home to the Vancouver Landfill, which means it receives royalties, while not having to pay to dump. Even with that advantageous financial position, the municipality will take a look at altering garbage collection next year after a review of 2014 figures, according to a recent engineering department report to Delta council. The issue was discussed at an environmental advisory committee meeting a few months ago, where it was noted changing the garbage pick-up schedule “will not be considered in the immediate future and could be discussed when the garbage contracts are close to expiring.” Engineering director Steven Lan told the Optimist Delta’s contract

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Delta will take another look at altering garbage collection schedules next year after a review of 2014 volumes. with Remple Disposal Ltd. doesn’t expire until January 2018, but Delta has the option to alter the schedule before that time. If Delta were to go collection every other week with an automated system involving special trucks and mandatory new collection bins, rather than the standard garbage cans, that would require waiting

until the contract expires. Moving to a less frequent schedule but maintaining manual collection could be done sooner than that, should the municipality decide to go that route, Lan said. The engineering department report notes Delta’s Green Can program has been in place for almost two years and has had a

positive effect on diversion. Compared to 2011, when yard waste collection was provided every second week, Delta collected 35 per cent more green waste material (yard trimmings combined with food waste) and 10 per cent less garbage in 2013, the first full year of the program. “This additional green waste material will have a

positive effect on Delta’s residential diversion rate which includes curbside collected materials as well as residential materials dropped off for recycling and composting,” the report notes. The Green Can program has also had an impact on waste composition, according to the report, which noted a Metro Vancouver audit four years ago found samples of residential garbage in Delta contained 58 per cent compostable green waste (food waste, foodsoiled paper and yard trimmings material). Audits last year found the percentage of green waste had decreased to 46 per cent of total residential garbage. “While this decrease is a move in the right direction, additional work is still needed to increase participation. A summer student has been hired again to help promote the Green Can program throughout the summer,” the report states. Metro Vancouver’s Solid Waste Management Plan commits to increasing regional waste diversion to 70 per cent by 2015. A key component will be the implementation of an organics disposal ban across all sectors, which is to begin next year.

MALLS from page 1 In terms of competing with established businesses in Ladner and Tsawwassen, Scott said the style of shopping centre planned for the area usually attracts a much higher number of shoppers from outside the community. “The one thing that we do know is that these shopping centres do draw from a much larger base,” he said. For example, a typical mall draws most of its customers (87 per cent) from a 20-kilometre radius, while outlet-style shopping centres only draw about 65 per cent of customers from the same area. Scott said the company is working with TransLink to improve transit service to the area, and bus stops have been planned along the access route to the shopping centre. Tsawwassen Business Improvement Association president Randy Scott said he is not interested in a similar presentation until the developers are prepared

to offer more concrete information. “What are they prepared to put back into the community?” he asked. “They haven’t offered us anything.” Randy Scott said he would prefer to see representatives for the TFN malls sit down with the Delta business community to discuss how the massive development can benefit the area. “They’ve got to start telling us about what they’re going to do for the community,” he said. Typically, large-scale developments pay into an amenity package, money that can be used to upgrade parks and beautify the community. “We’re not getting anything,” Randy Scott said. As for the assertion that the Tsawwassen Mills and Tsawwassen Commons developments will complement, not compete with, local businesses, Randy Scott said money spent at

Tsawwassen Commons will be a 550,000-square-foot outdoor mall complete with a Walmart. any of the chain retailers planned for the massive complex will not stay in the community. A lot of the money spent at local businesses stays in the community, as business owners and employees who live in the community spend the money earned at other local businesses, he said. “That is what’s going to impact the community,” Randy Scott said. Delta Chamber of Commerce executive director Ian Tait said his organization is planning a meeting with TFN, Ivanhoe Cambridge and Property Development Group later in

the year. “Plans are underway to host an information session in the fall,” he said. “We look forward to bringing information to members and the community on all TFN developments.” Earlier this year, Ivanhoe Cambridge announced that a Bass Pro Shops is planned for Tsawwassen Mills. The 145,000-square-foot recreational retail store will be the fourth in Canada and the first in B.C. At the same time, Property Development Group announced its first anchor tenants — a 108,000-square-foot Walmart as well as a

44,000-square-foot Rona. Property Development Group representative David Coon told the LBA meeting that a third large tenant would be announced in two months. Site preloading continues at Highway 17 and 52nd Street, with work on the Tsawwassen Mills’s foundation and superstructure scheduled to begin in mid2014. Work on both complexes is expected to continue throughout 2014 and 2015 with a grand opening planned for spring 2016. The two developments are expected to create 6,500 construction jobs and, once completed, 4,200 retail jobs.


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cards, and Canadian currency. • April 30, 7:46 a.m., 4600-block of Arthur Drive: Complainant reported his truck had been stolen from his residence sometime overnight. The truck was unlocked and did not have an anti-theft device. Surrey RCMP later located the truck in damaged condition. • May 2, 9:16 a.m., 4600-block of Clarence Taylor Crescent: The hospice reported a shelter had been constructed at the back of the property. Police attended and found a shelter consisting of branches, plastic piping and rope leaning against the fence. A single piece of paper weighed down with a large rock was in the centre of the shelter. The shelter was photographed and removed by police. Tsawwassen • April 28, 8:26 a.m., 4800-block of 7A Avenue: Complainant reported that sometime overnight his car was rummaged through and his keys, which he believed

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by an apartment and commercial building. Umiker was an active member of the Delta Board of Trade and an early member of the Ladner Businessmen’s Association. Given the concerns, the development company agreed to attempt to preserve the house. Steve Knoblauch, owner of RAM Construction, which now owns the site, said although a local citizen agreed to buy it for one dollar, that person backed out when they found out it would cost $30,000 to move the home just three blocks away. Knoblauch said a lot of people stepped up to save the home, but moving it didn’t make sense economically. With files from the South Delta Leader.

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MURPHY’S LAW Do you get the sense this particular shield isn’t working quite as well anymore? The provincial government has done a masterful job of creating entities to manage several of the biggest ticket items in its purview. There are health authorities to oversee our medical system, the Gateway Program and TransLink to handle transportation and local school boards when it comes to education. Not only do these organizations manage the day-to-day operations, they also help insulate Victoria from public unrest should services rendered not meet taxpayer expectations, which, in the current economic climate, is happening more and more often. It’s not the provincial government making that unpopular decision, it’s the Fraser Health Authority or the Delta school board. It’s a rather ingenious way of passing the buck, or the blame, so others can deal with the fallout. However, if the school board’s recent budget consultation process is any indication, at least one of these shields is wearing thin, so much so that pretty much everyone can see right through it. Faced with a budget shortfall in excess of $3 million, local school trustees were put in the unenviable position of having to make cuts yet again. This generated much angst within the system, particularly over the Delta Secondary cafeteria program that was ultimately spared. During this process there was increased recognition of the no-win situation trustees find themselves in thanks to mounting costs, items like increased salaries and benefits as well as higher utility charges, they not only don’t control but can’t adequately fund. The chair of the district parent advisory council said impassioned comments at a public budget meeting were aimed at the wrong level of government, pointing the finger directly at Victoria for the budget shortfall. MLA Vicki Huntington urged constituents not to be too hard on trustees, saying they’re only given so much money to work with and are doing their best to make decisions that spare the classroom. It seems school board members are morphing from cold-hearted program choppers to sympathetic figures deserving of our compassion and support, not our ridicule. A growing awareness of how the education system is funded and administered has led to an understanding that trustees aren’t magicians and can only stretch a loonie so far. That doesn’t mean it will be smooth sailing, but at least the ones behind the shield will get hit too.

‘Revolution’ enlightening kids when it comes to their food MIKE SCHNEIDER

COMMUNITY COMMENT My school chum Rob gave away his orange in the lunch room every day from Grade 4 to Grade 12. After we all found a place to sit in the cafeteria (mostly lunch room), he would hold the orange up, ceremoniously, like some sort of auctioneer, and ask: “Who wants my orange?” Kids with hands in the air would be at the ready if they were chosen. The toss of the fruit would go across the table or to a pal close by. If there were no teachers or monitors in sight, the orange would be tossed to the far end of the cafeteria with deft accuracy, although sometimes the receivers were not as co-ordinated as Rob. These “long bombs” were a fantastic form of lunchtime entertainment. I never took him up on his daily offering as I usually had my own piece of fruit to contend with.

I take it that Rob did not like and may still not like oranges. I feel sorry for Rob’s mom who packed his lunch for all those years thinking how wonderful it was that her son ate a balanced lunch every day. She spent a couple of grand on fruit for the kid when she could have bought several pairs of shoes. The Canada Food Guide advises that kids have at least six servings of fruit and vegetables daily. Most parents do their best to try to achieve these nutritional goals but can only hope the Robs and Rhondas out there are actually eating what has been packed in their lunches. As depressing as it is, I am sure most of us know that childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes are increasing amongst our youth at an alarming rate. There is much speculation as to why. Some of the facts out there are astounding. The Jamie Oliver Foundation notes that children in the education system in the United States receive only 3.4 hours a year in educational time devoted to nutrition and food. Twenty per cent of kids in Australia think that pasta comes form animals. Ninety-six per cent of kids in the UK do not get their five to six servings of fresh fruit and veg-

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etables. The list goes on and on and it is frightening. A few years ago the Jamie Oliver Foundation came up with the idea of Food Revolution Day as a day of change and enlightenment for children so they can better understand how to grow, cook and eat their own food. Let your kids cook May 16. Next week will see the Delta school district participating in its third Food Revolution Day and week. Some schools will be harvesting first spring crops and preparing salads for lunch from these veggies they have planted and tended on their own school neighbourhood farms. Others will be seeding secondary crops and students will be planting 1,000 pickling cucumber seeds as a part of Project Pickle. The seed trays for these plants will be lovingly cared for until mid-June when the seedlings will make it in to the ground. Kids in Delta are getting more than 3.4 hours a year in education about food. The district and its partners are working on building positive statistics in Delta. To see what the kids are up to check out the Project Pickle website at www.bycoop.ca.

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May 9, 2014 The Delta Optimist A9 Letters to the Editor

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New bridge not welcome Editor: I was interested to read that Mayor Lois Jackson was actively courting the provincial government for a new bridge and that the province is actively pursuing the construction design phase. Jackson is, I believe, the only mayor in Metro Vancouver who supports this bridge and the dismantling of the George Massey Tunnel. The provincial government would have us believe this is not only the best option, it is the popular one, that the bridge was the choice that came from public input. What has been lost in this debate is the fact Port Metro Vancouver wants the tunnel dismantled so bigger ships can be handled and port capacity can increase. Until this topic was raised, the dismantling of the tunnel was not an option. So why is it that B.C. taxpayers and Metro resi-

dents (through road taxes yet to be determined) are going to be paying for Port Metro’s desire to have the tunnel removed? Port Metro is under federal jurisdiction yet it seems is pushing our provincial government into a decision that is not the choice for Metro Vancouver. We only need to look at the traffic patterns and the growth in traffic at the border, the port and in the region to see this is also a very questionable choice for placement of a bridge. It does little to redirect traffic away from the Richmond/ Vancouver corridor, nor does it really allow for traffic growth to circumvent Vancouver. This all begs the question: Why are we paying for this need of Port Metro? And, more importantly, why are we even considering this alternative? An appropriately placed bridge and maintaining the

tunnel would solve all of those issues, and do it in an economically feasible way. To suggest the bridge is the only way to handle the public transportation requirements is just irresponsible. Port Metro’s desire to increase shipping traffic is a separate issue that needs to be addressed by the federal government. The cost for this and the affect on regional infrastructure needs to be accounted for. Neither the federal government nor Port Metro have suggested they would pay for any of the costs while being the only ones that would benefit. We need to put pressure on Metro Vancouver and the provincial government to change direction on this issue. If we are going to pay for a bridge, let it be the right choice in the right location. And let it be a choice that will enhance our regional planning. Peter van der Velden

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Math isn’t on the side of Southlands opponents

Editor: Re: Don’t let Delta’s ‘wisdom’ influence Metro board, letter to the editor, May 2 Ken McNames’ letter repeats the untruth that 60 per cent of South Delta property taxpayers are opposed to the Southlands

proposal. It would be a lot closer to the truth to say that 60 per cent of South Delta taxpayers are completely indifferent to the Southlands proposal. I find it somewhat ironic that most of those opposed to this proposal call themselves “Southlands the

Quick police action saves treasures

Editor: Prompt police action saved us from losing all our souvenirs and mementos from family members and friends from times gone by, including from the days we lived in the former Dutch East Indies and from trips we made later. The police were able to catch the burglars. They said they were alerted by somebody in our area who

works for the fire department. The police acted instantly, saving us from so much heartache and stress. What could those burglars have possibly done with our treasures? We cannot thank the Delta police enough for their efficiency and kind attitude. We are also very grateful to the person who alerted the police. John and Christa Loretto

Facts” when they show themselves again and again not to be even slightly interested in the actual facts. Their mathematics never cease to baffle me as to how about 1,500 could possibly be a majority of about 20,000. Curtis MacDonald

Cheque returned

Editor: I would like to thank the Good Samaritan so much for not only finding my cheque, but also getting it returned to me. That was a very generous and helpful gesture. I want you to know I did get it back and also wish I could buy you a coffee or a gift as thanks for taking the time to send my cheque back to me. Thank you. M. Fugman

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New name and location for Ladner kitchenware store Cobblestone Cottage has become Vinca’s Kitchen Cobblestone Cottage is now Vinca’s Kitchen. Owner Alviene Wilkins took the opportunity to change the name of her business as it moved a few doors along 48th Avenue in Ladner Village. The kitchenware store is now in a larger location, which makes it easier to display products. Wilkins says she loves the new space. The store offers a range of kitchenware, including dishes, utensils, cookware,

storage items, cleaning items and linens. Wilkins says keeping all budgets in mind is very important to her.

“People in Ladner are very loyal in wanting to shop local so I want to offer something for all budgets.” She says she’s honoured to do business in Ladner

and that customers, friends and neighbours offered help during the move. As well, people dropped by on opening day with words of encouragement and well wishes. Vinca’s Kitchen is located at 5042-48th Ave., Ladner. The store is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit vincaskitchen.ca or call 604-946-7784.

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A12 The Delta Optimist May 9, 2014

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Equal prize money at Superweek Men’s and women’s podium finishers now to be compensated equally In an effort to continue the growth of cycling, B.C. Superweek announced this week it will pay equal prize money to the top three men’s and women’s podium finishers at all nine races in this year’s series. Additionally, the overall prize money for B.C. Superweek is up $10,000 to $120,000 this year. The Tour de Delta’s three races are all part of Superweek. Montreal’s Lex Albrecht

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women’s podium finishers is a great step to continue to recognize the growth of women’s cycling.” In addition to the $120,000 in prize money, each of the nine races features thousands more in crowd primes available to the riders. B.C. Superweek, which features nine races over 10 days throughout the Lower Mainland, kicks off this year with the Tour de Delta July 4 to 6.

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Delta-Richmond East MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay was on hand for a second federal funding announcement in Delta last Friday, this one at the Delta Sport Development Centre. The Delta Gymnastics Society was the beneficiary of a federal grant that helped construct an elevator at the Ladner facility. The society, which raised hundreds of thousands toward the construction of the three-year-old centre but didn’t have enough for the lift at the time, also paid half the $60,000 price tag. “Our government is pleased to support so many excellent projects like this one at the Delta Sport Development Centre,” said Findlay, minister of national

revenue. “Families and communities in Delta will benefit from this project, which has boosted economic activity, and has provided a modernized community facility for future generations.” Findlay said it’s important to not only help fund new projects but also upgrades to existing infrastructure. Remembering the gymnastics society’s humble beginnings in a church, Coun. Bruce McDonald spoke highly of the organization, which now has over 4,000 program participants annually. Also on hand at the brief ribbon cutting ceremony were Delta South MLA Vicki Huntington, the society’s Carlene Lewall and others from the organization.

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Carlene Lewall (left) of the Delta Gymnastics Society was joined by MLA Vicki Huntington, Coun. Bruce McDonald, MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay, board chair David Turbitt and former chair Ron Braun for a ribbon cutting ceremony.

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A14 The Delta Optimist May 9, 2014 In the Community

Sacred Heart’s 27th annual walkathon turns out to be a soggy stroll through Ladner PHOTO BY

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It was supposed to be a sea of red and white walking through Ladner last Sunday afternoon, but the weather resulted in a lot of rain jackets and umbrellas for Sacred Heart School’s annual walkathon. The 27th edition of the event saw almost 800 students and family members put on their walking shoes for a stroll around town in the large-scale fundraiser.

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Be a hero by volunteering at this year’s May Days The theme of this year’s Ladner Pioneer May Days is Heroes & Villains, and you can be a hero just by volunteering to help with the event. “Volunteers are absolutely critical to the success of May Days, and we can’t ever thank them enough for always being so generous with their time,” says Val Bartlett, who coordinates the volunteers for May Days. The committee is seeking volunteers once again for this year’s event, set for May 23 to 25 at Memorial Park. Volunteers are required for events and activities in the park, and a significant number of volunteers with physical strength and stamina are needed Sunday

morning to assist with the setup and takedown of the parade barricades, and to place “no parking” signs along the route. Volunteer tasks include setting up the stage, assisting crafters in unloading their vehicles, changing sponsor signs and helping at the petting zoo. People can volunteer for as little or as long as they desire, says Bartlett, and there are even opportunities for youth to get involved. There are always a large number of energetic volunteers from Delta Secondary. “We welcome volunteers who are 12 years and older,” says Bartlett. “It’s so great to witness the young ones getting involved — you can see the sense of accomplishment they feel.”

May Days festivities begin on Friday evening with discounted midway rides for kids. Saturday is filled with a broad range of family entertainers and many free activities and entertainment for children. Sunday activities kick off with a pancake breakfast followed at noon by the parade, featuring the May Queen float. With the theme of this year’s event being Heroes & Villains, volunteers are encouraged to dress as their favourite character. Anyone wishing to sponsor or volunteer at this year’s May Days should email volunteers@ladnermaydays.com. You can also find out more about the event at www.ladnermaydays.com.

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May 9, 2014 The Delta Optimist A15 In the Community

Doctors lead walk in Bay PHOTO BY

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Dr. Martin Ray (far right) and other local physicians braved the rain last Sunday morning to take part in the second annual Walk with your Doc. The event at Boundary Bay Regional Park saw local residents stroll the dike with members of Delta’s medical community and highlighted the physical and mental benefits of staying active.

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Programs are for children seven to 12 and will run Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for eight weeks starting July 8. Each week has a different theme. The camps explore a variety of topics from Seedy Secrets to Farming Fun. Children will have a chance to plant their own

sunflowers, beans and many other plants, or learn to identify common backyard birds and build their own wooden birdhouse. Other weeks focus on water creatures found in ponds, wiggly worms and slimy slugs, and the world of creepy crawlies in the soil. Kids will lend a hand to some of the more helpful

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The Delta Parks, Recreation & Culture Summer 2014 Leisure Guide is now available to view online at delta.ca. It provides information on all sorts of summer activities, including day camps, swimming, arts and crafts, and more. Registration for programs begins May 15. At that time the interactive online guide, and the Activity Search tool on Delta’s new website, will link directly to Delta’s online program registration system. Delta’s customer service staff is available in person or by phone to help those who don’t have access to a computer. Call 604-952-3000.

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SDSS visits Wonderland Production starts next week at Equinox Theatre BY

DAVE WILLIS

dwillis@delta-optimist.com

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outh Delta Secondary is taking a trip to Wonderland next

week. Alice in Wonderland will be staged at the Tsawwassen high school’s Equinox Theatre. It’s an “incredibly iconic story,” says director Richard Cox, noting the play will be funny, entertaining and colourful. Preparations started back in February. “These kids are fabulous to work with. They’ve got lots of great energy,” says producer and drama teacher Jennifer Harbott. “It’s been a long process. A lot of set building ... a lot of creativity going into the production side of things this year which has really been fun for the kids,” she says. Hannah Everett will play Alice. “I’m really glad we’re doing Alice in Wonderland.

I think it’s well-known and hopefully will bring audiences because everyone knows it and everyone loves it,” she says. Courtenay Lord, who will be playing the role of the caterpillar, says she’s getting to put her own “valley girl” twist on the character.

“We put a lot into our plays. We work very, very hard.” Courtenay Lord

Lord is excited to bring the popular story to life on the stage at SDSS. “We put a lot into our plays. We work very, very hard. It’s a challenging play just because of the crazy aspects; [like] Alice has got to change sizes multiple times in one scene. The way we’re handling it ... I think it’s really creative and I’m really excited.” Elissa Morgan will play the two of spades. “We kind of get to be an

ensemble together, which is fun,” she says, noting there will be a few other students with playing card roles in her scene. Alice in Wonderland will be staged at 7 p.m. from May 13 to 17 at the Equinox Theatre at South Delta Secondary. There will be matinee performances on May 12, 14 and 15 at noon. Tickets are available at the Equinox Theatre box office, 604-943-7532. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students, seniors and children. Kids under five get in free.

PHOTO BY GORD GOBLE

Hannah Everett plays Alice in South Delta Secondary’s production of Alice in Wonderland, set to open next week at Equinox Theatre.

Concert supports coffee house startup BY

DAVE WILLIS

SCAN WITH

dwillis@delta-optimist.com

Carey Muir is hoping to start a coffee house in Ladner. “It was a dream in my heart years ago,” he says. He envisions the Wander Inn Café as something outside of the bar scene, a place to have a non-alcoholic beverage and be entertained with live music and conversation. Tsawwassen’s Muir is the founder and co-director of Freshwave Ministries. He says the coffee house, which would be open to anyone, will be run out of the Ladner Christian Fellowship to start and then its own space in the future. He hopes it will start sometime in the summer. It will likely begin with a

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Freshwave Ministries’ Carey Muir with Christine Magee, one of the performers in an upcoming Hearts for Hope fundraising concert.

once a month event. “I’ve got big visions but

it’s in its infancy stages now. We’ve got to take baby

steps,” he says. There will be a Hearts

for Hope fundraising conis set for Saturday, May cert later this month to help 31 at Ladner Christian support the startup of the Fellowship, 5545 Ladner coffee house. Trunk Rd., Ladner. Doors It will feature local peropen for a silent auction at former Christine Magee, 6 p.m. while the concert is who also volunteers with scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Freshwave, along with Tickets are available in Mark Hildebrand (blues/ advance or at the door. gospel) At the door and Drea tickets cost “I’ve got big visions $12 for adults, (R&B). Magee, but it’s in its infancy $8 for youth who also (10 to 16) and stages now. We’ve teaches $4 for chilvoice, dren (10 and got to take baby piano and under). steps.” guitar, In advance Carey Muir plans on tickets cost performing $10 for adults, some soul, jazz, blues and $6 for youth and $2 for R&B music in the form of children. originals and covers. Call 604-943-8094 or She says the other musiemail freshwaveministries@ cians that will be performhotmail.com for tickets. ing are “very gifted.” Visit freshwaveministries. The fundraising concert com for more information.


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No sad paintings in Atmosphere Latest South Delta Artists Guild exhibit runs until June 1 Atmosphere runs through June 1, the challenge is Optimist contributor theirs for the choice and Here on the South Coast, exercise of their talent. The genius of Emily weather conditions naturally Carr enabled her to offer come to mind when we us both versions of the consider the word “atmoword through her amazing sphere.” Clouds pile up, or technique and the pasfloat gently across the sky, sion and compassion she a dark storm looms on the expressed for horizon, the world she or perhaps She salvaged and loved. Artists dense fog stored the crushed appalled by rolls in the brutalities from the glass, believing she of war have sea. That atmosphere could use it, then had given us paintto wait for inspiration ings that will offers an always remind exciting in a dream to put her the world of visual ideas on canvas terror, and of explorathe supreme tion for any effort people must always artist. make to ward off possible However, there’s another catastrophe. meaning for “atmosphere.” There are no sad paintOne dictionary defines it as ings in Atmosphere in the a mental or moral environSouth Delta Artists Guild’s ment, especially artistic or Gallery 1710, but instead emotional. For members a wide range of new works of the South Delta Artists that shine with invention Guild, whose new show BY

NOREEN M. FAIRWEATHER

PHOTO BY NOREEN M. FAIRWEATHER

A Leaf in the Jungle, one of the works by Yvette Gagnon on display in Atmosphere, uses crushed safety glass.

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galloping horses, a journey with Jules Verne, even boats

at anchor at Annieville. And there is stunning glitter in three works by new guild member Yvette Gagnon, an interior decorator/artist from Maillardville who has used crushed safety glass in her largest painting, A Leaf in the Jungle. She salvaged and stored the crushed glass, believing she could use it, then had to wait for inspiration in a dream to put her ideas on canvas. “And that,” she says, “took me a long time.” Gallery 1710 is adjacent to the South Delta Recreation Centre at 1710 56th St., Tsawwassen. It is open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday to Sunday. All the paintings are original and for sale. There are also matted prints in the Shrink Wrap Bin in the lobby. For more information, visit www.southdeltaartistsguild.com.

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Exploring Alberta’s Badlands Landscapes morph gently while traveling aboard a wagon BY

CHRIS MCBEATH

Optimist contributor

If you grew up in the ‘50s and ‘60s, TV shows like Wagon Train, The Rifleman, Rawhide and other spaghetti Westerns were the stuff of Saturday afternoons. “Circle the wagons” was the battle cry and the Lone Ranger — “hiyo Silver!” — was our masked crusader. Today, reruns of these noirs favourites have become so au courant they are driving demand to relive the Wild West as it once was, albeit with a modern twist. Move over Billy Crystal and wannabe cattle rustlers of City Slickers fame, Wagon Train Vacations offer roll ‘em on family fun and sleep-under-the-stars romance. Make no mistake, this is a drive-it-yourself holiday, geared to those who want to take the reins of a Clydesdale team and feel

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the rattling rhythm of the wheels beneath their buttocks. Surprisingly not uncomfortable, although leaner glutes might appreciate a cushion. Wagon trips are a part of Alberta Prairie Railway that is better known for its day-long excursions out of Stettler where stick’em up train robberies are all part of the shtick. Wagons, however, travel out of Red Willow, a tiny hamlet about a 15-minute drive north of Stettler — the central heart of Alberta — and a 90minute drive northeast of Calgary. Here, wagon master Jim Long hitches up your team, and with you in the driver’s seat, he escorts you in a free wheelin’ jaunt around a fairly pot-holed field. Within minutes, you’re a teamster. Driving horsepowered teams like these is the origin of the term we associate today with truck drivers.

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Wagons roll along into Donalda.

Trips last between two to four days depending on the itinerary, during which time your wagon becomes your castle. Accommodation is a shade more basic than a one-star hotel but is clean

and quirkily romantic. Watching an electric storm dance across the wide Albertan sky is better than any pyrotechnic show or Sidney Pollock painting, and sleeping by the light of

a silvery moon is way better than Doris Day’s syrupy rendition of the song. Washing facilities comprise ladling water out of a barrel and into a metal bowl and warming it up with steaming hot water from cookie’s stove. Yes, there’s a chuck wagon driving up the rear, well equipped with portable BBQ, iceboxes of produce and abundant supplies. The road is actually a 16-kilometre (10-mile) trail of a disused railway track where trains once hauled grain from one silo to another before technology made them obsolete and put many a rural community on the endangered list. Some, however, are reinventing themselves with a fierce prairie pride. There’s a hypnotic quality to the rhythm and speed of traveling on horsedrawn wheels. The passing landscapes morph gently from one vista to another.

Sweeping grasslands roll on in all directions and are sprinkled with occasional farms and ranches. Unexpected swells of alder form whispering tunnels from which you emerge along a tranquil lake, or a corral of inquisitive horses, or a hillside of grazing cattle. Mostly, though, it’s a treeless beauty that inspires the imagination as to the courage and grit of the early pioneer homesteaders. Travel further south and the Badlands take on an entirely different topography — a moonscape of multi-coloured canyons, hoodoos and. So, once you’ve hitched your wagon, spend a few days along the Dinosaur Trail to the Royal Tyrell Museum in Drumheller, and even dig for dinos yourself at Dinosaur Provincial Park. Travel Writers’ Tales is an independent newspaper syndicate.

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SDSS shines in Hollywood BY

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South Delta Secondary’s concert choir had a golden trip to Hollywood last month. The group won gold at a Heritage Festival’s Music Performance event, said SDSS music director Danielle Hamilton. “I was pretty darn proud because once I started hearing the caliber of performers I was a little nervous,” she said. The students were invited to perform in California on April 11 and 12 after coming in first place at a festival in New York last year, she said. All of the other students had previously won gold as well, she explained. “The bar was set extra high.” The choir was required to sing three contrasting pieces. The group performed an a cappella song called Voice

Dance, then a classical piece, On You Stay, in Latin and finally a Celtic piece called The Voice. The school’s jazz choir also performed at the festival and was awarded silver. The group was just a few points away from gold, Hamilton noted. Grade 12 student Ai Matsumoto also won a solo award for her piano accompaniment of the choirs. Matsumoto said she was surprised to get the award and that she appreciated everyone who supported her and gave her the chance to play. She now gets the opportunity to perform in an honours series in New York’s Carnegie Hall next year. Hamilton said Matsumoto is one of the best student accompanists she’s ever had. She said future festival plans for SDSS include Banff next year and likely New Orleans in 2016.

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Vancouver Airport Authority is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that manages Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Our entire mandate is to connect the people, products and businesses of British Columbia to the world, creating jobs, generating economic impact and building an airport that makes its community proud.

≥ OUR PEOPLE Almost 24,000 people call YVR their workplace. And at the core of this community is the Airport Authority team itself, a group of 408 employees that goes beyond, every day to keep YVR operating 24-7.

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≥ OUR ENVIRONMENT ≥ OUR BUSINESS

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YVR welcomed a record 17.97 million passengers in 2013, thanks to strong domestic travel and a tremendous boost in traffic to Asia-Pacific.

A record number of passengers chose to travel to and through YVR in 2013. In the same year, our shared passion for customer care broke another record: 91% customer satisfaction rating.

As essential as airport safety, sustainable airport operations remain a key focus for us. Environmental initiatives in 2013 included cycling infrastructure upgrades and a successful construction waste recycling program.

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PASSENGERS TRAVELLED THROUGH YVR IN 2013

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2013

REVENUE (millions)

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OPERATING EXPENSES (millions)

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The Airport Authority is governed by a board of 14 directors, each with close ties to the local community. Day-to-day airport operations are overseen by our eight-member executive team, led by President & CEO Craig Richmond, who assumed the role on July 1, 2013.

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Tips for Clinic helps clients look as choosing the good as they feel These days more and more people are adopting a healthier lifestyle, embracing food and nutrition as a way to help them feel their best, and a Tsawwassen clinic is aiming to help people look their best as well. “Our goal is to help people rejuvenate their appearance and help them look as good as they feel,” says Dr. Martin Ray, owner and medical director at View Laser Skin Rejuvenation Clinic. The clinic specializes in non-surgical treatments, such as laser and lightbased therapies, stubborn fat reduction, dermal fillers and Botox, to help clients look refreshed and revitalized. Using highly advanced techniques, Ray, who has been practicing medicine in Delta since 1985, is able to give his clients beautiful and natural results safely and comfortably. “During many years of

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Taking the time Time. Do we have enough? Does it seem to be too little for all we try to accomplish? Do we manage our time or does time manage us? I’m sure there are many more either/or questions we could pose regarding time. In his book titled Holy Currencies, Eric Law presents time as one of the many currencies that need to flow freely in order for its value to be fully realized. When we try to hold too firmly or even withhold any currency (time, money, truth...) it stagnates and its value is diminished. When we apply this idea to the flow of time, it would seem to challenge some of our typical concepts and even language around time. Things like efficient and effective

use of time, scheduled meetings for work, relational time or even recreational time can often feel stilted, mechanical. Over the last generation we’ve even bowed to the pressure of scheduling play dates for our children. Whatever happened to the freedom of time and space for play? I experience the need in ministry to be much more flexible with regard to the freedom of time. I’ve had people say, “I don’t want to take up your time, you’re so busy.” I try to say something like, “Feel free to interrupt, I’m here to talk if you need to.” I would like to encourage us to live in “Grace Time” so we are able to respond freely, in the moment.

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Pound for pound, Mika Hosoi is as strong as they come. At roughly 5-feet tall and 95-pounds, the Ladner teen is hardly intimidating. Yet put her in front of a climbing wall and she becomes Spiderwoman — using mainly her fingertips to defy gravity and swiftly scale her way to the top. Hosoi is a sport climber and is representing B.C. at the upcoming Nationals in Montreal after winning last month’s Provincial Speed and Difficulty Championships for her age group. The Grade 9 South Delta secondary French Immersion student will also heading to the South Pacific later this year to compete for Canada at the Climbing World Youth Championships in New Caldedonia. Her first taste of climbing was at a birthday party at the Cliffhanger in Richmond. That was seven years ago. She joined a youth club and began working with a coach three times a week. She added an extra day to her training schedule when she moved to The Hive in East Vancouver last fall. Hosio thrives in Bouldering and Sport Climbing. The latter involves ropes and anchors for safety and has greater options for competitions, especially in Canada. “I actually like Bouldering more,” smiled Hosoi prior to a Sunday morning workout at The Hive. “I just feel it’s more about climbing rather than worrying about safety. Sure there is a bit of fear to it, but it’s thrilling as well.” In Sport Climbing, competitors are racing against the clock and have six minutes to ascend as far as they can. For Bouldering, athletes are presented with wall challenges. A point system awards the more difficult problems and deductions are also made based on the number of attempts for each challenge. “It’s just not like any other sport,” continued Hosio. “It’s a puzzle and you have to figure it out. You have to be really strong but you also have to read what you are going to climb and figure out how you are going to do it. Your strength is worthless if you can’t do that. “Sometimes my thoughts on the wall are just random. I’m trying not to think where other competitors have got to or how hard it its. But the main thing is it’s a lot of fun.” A typical season runs from November until February with Sport Climbing Association of B.C. sanctioned competitions taking place every couple of weeks. The sport is still relatively new in Canada but much bigger abroad. The International Federation of Sport Climbing

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time provincial champion at the 14-to-15-year-old age group and will be looking to better her 25th place finish at the 2013 Worlds. Last year, Victoria hosted the Nationals and the Worlds. This time the travel budget takes a significant hit to compete on the big stage. To help with her expenses, Hosio is looking for potential sponsorship. For more information email lindaminer818@aol.com

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Westerhof earns all-star honours in final season with Thunderbirds

Rivals clash in Delta Junior final

the Cougars 11-5 back on Thursday. Ladner’s Alana Westerhof has earned “Unfortunately, we ran out of gas and Association of Independent Institutions’ lost today,” said UBC head coach and Second Team All-Conference honours in Tsawwassen resident Gord her final season with the UBC Collings “I was very pleased Thunderbirds softball team. with the team throughout The Delta secondary graduthe tournament and disapate led UBC’s pitching staff pointed for them - especially with a 9-8 record and an the seniors. We received many earned run average of 3.00 in compliments for our competi86.1 innings of work. At the tiveness and character, which plate, Westerhof recorded a says a lot about the type of batting average of .328, two group we have.” home runs and 15 runs batted The Thurderbirds had in. She set a program record opened the championships on Feb. 20 with 15 strikeouts with a 7-6 win over No. 3 in a game against Northwest seed University of HoustonNazarene in Nampa, Idaho. Victoria, followed by the 11-5 UBC’s season ended triumph against California Saturday in Georgia with a 7Alana Westerhof State San Marcos. 2 loss to No. 5 seed California Westerhof was then outstanding in her State San Marcos in the semi-final of final start for UBC — a 3-2 loss on Friday the A.I.I. Conference Championship to No. 1 seed LSU Alexandra. She struck Tournament. out seven and allowed just six hits in going With a berth in the next round of the the distance. NAIA Championships on the line, UBC The Thunderbirds finished the season and CSU San Marcos faced off for the with a 16-15 record second time in three days. UBC defeated

Taylor leads Pioneers to first victory Cam Taylor recorded six points and Mike Berekoff added four as the Ladner Pioneers capped a busy stretch to open the West Coast Senior Lacrosse Association season with a 9-6 win over Port Moody on Monday night. It was the Pioneers third game in four days and a small roster made the early challenge a difficult one.

Ladner had just 14 runners for their opening 19-12 loss to the North Shore Indians last Friday. Mike Berekoff, Jesse Rumero and Eamon Butler were the offensive leaders. Less than 24 hours later, the Pioneers were in Nanaimo where they battled back to earn a 9-9 draw in a chippy affair. Cameron Kirkbride and Rumeo led the attack.

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Delta Pacers and South Delta Sun Devils squared off in the Delta Junior Girls Soccer League championship game last week at Holly Park. The Sun Devils slipped past their rivals 3-2 in penalty kicks. Both teams moved onto the Fraser Valley playoffs.

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from Surrey, North Delta, Tsawwassen and Ladner, they really subscribed to our coaching philosophy and worked hard as a team,” said head coach Gordon McGahey. “The players really supported each other and the girls should be very proud of themselves. It is a well deserved victory, one that they worked hard for and they will not forge,” added assistant coach Brian Burns. The Coastal roster features: Olivia Wickett, Taylor Mercredi, Rachel Kilbrai, Qi Yang Hong, Madyson Gustafson, Sara Burns, Gabby Arca, Jenaya Basi, Jessie Weststrate, Mackenzie McGahey, Hannah Martinelli, Kiarrah Torrance, Alanna Sydenham, Breanne Gallagher, Sophie Poulton, Kate Wells and Taryn Webster. The team manager is Tabetha Gustafson.

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• Two bdrms & two full bathrms • South facing quiet corner unit • Best location in the entire complex • Laminate flooring, great floor plan • French doors from master onto your sun-drenched private balcony #13-1702 56th St., Tsawwassen

#263-1440 Garden Pl., Tsawwassen

(2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

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• Fully rainscreened complex • New carpets and lino • New paint • New high-end appliances • Large ultra-private balcony

#D203-4845 53rd, Ladner

COMPLETELY RENOVATED

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UPDATED 2 BEDROOM UNIT

$389,900 LOTS OF SPACE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

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• 3 bdrms + den (or a 4th bdrm) with 3.5 bath • HERITAGE design, NW corner unit • Over 1500 sq.ft. on 3 levels with a garage and a carport • Main floor has an open layout • G/fireplace and a second balcony • Large deck overlooking the courtyard/playground

#159-5421 10th Ave., Tsawwassen

#28 4787 57th St., Ladner

$399,900

$399,900

BRIGHT AND SUNNY FAMILY TOWNHOME

CORNER 2 STOREY PENTHOUSE

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• 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathrooms • Single garage plus carport • Vaulted ceilings • Quiet side of complex • Newer laminate flooring • Private yard area

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• Over 1800 square feet • Living room with vaulted ceiling, formal dining room • Two bedrooms on main level • Upstairs has a great space for an office or games room • In-suite storage • Rain-screened building with 6 years warranty

#21 4787 57th St., Ladner

#A307 4811 53rd St., Ladner

$409,900

$419,900

#1 Agent in Ladner / Tsawwassen* 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013! *Based on number of sales in 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013! *This representation is based in whole or in part on Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board Statistics

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WATERFRONT CONDO WITH LARGEST BOAT SLIP IN COMPLEX

• Spacious 951 SF Penthouse • 2 bedroom & 2 bathroom • City & mountain views • In suite laundry • Two side by side parking • Storage locker, no rental restrictions with Potential rents of 1,500/month • Steps from Canada Line Skytrain station & bus

• Totally renovated 2 bdrm+den condo townhome • Overlooks the Fraser River • 42 FOOT boatslip rents for $250/MONTH • 1,272 sq.ft. • Open-plan kitchen

#1505-8248 Lansdowne Rd., Richmond

#203 4815 48th Avenue, Ladner

$449,900

$433,800 STUNNING VIEWS!

BRAND NEW EXECUTIVE TOWN HOMES!

• Peaceful location along the Deas Slough • Immaculately kept unit • 2 bedrooms, 2 baths incl large ensuite • Pets allowed • Updated laminate flooring

• 8 brand new townhomes starting at $489,900 • 3 bedroom & 3 + den plans available • Luxurious finishing • Quiet street • Two fully detached units available

#212 6263 River Road, Ladner

#4 4728 54A St., Ladner

$489,900 plus GST

$472,900 FANTASTIC RANCHER BACKING ONTO WATERWAY

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BRAND NEW EXECUTIVE TOWN HOMES!

• 2 bedrooms and a den • Large 1,500 sq.ft. layout • 5,500 sq.ft. corner lot backing onto slough • Excellent garden area • Bonus shop area in garage • 55+ gated community

• 8 brand new townhomes starting at $489,900 • 3 bedroom & 3 + den plans available • Luxurious finishing • Quiet street • Two fully detached units available

5260 Schooner Gate, Ladner

#2, 3 & 6 4728 54A St., Ladner

$519,900 including GST

$495,000

OUTSTANDING 4 BEDROOM TOWNHOME • Large 1,731 sq.ft. duplex style townhome • Quality built in 2006 by Sonnenberg Homes • 4 bedrooms + 4 bathrooms • Side-by-side double garage • Walk to everything in town #3 4780 55B Street, Ladner

$529,900 GREAT EXECUTIVE LAYOUT

CUTE RANCHER IN THE PERFECT CUL-DE-SAC LOCATION

HOT OFF THE PRESS

• Quiet no-through street • Tons of street parking • 6,577 sq.ft. lot • Walk to everything • Fantastic curb appeal in cul-de-sac • 3 bedrooms plus 2 baths

5524 46A

$569,900

REMODELED RANCHER

• Updated split level home • Large west-exposed sunny backyard • Quiet no-thru street. • New open concept kitchen/great room • Tons of counter and cabinet space, hardwood flooring, • Recessed lighting, crown mouldings • Single covered carport with large driveway 4475 60B St., Ladner

• 1,450 sq.ft. • 3 bdrms & 2 bthrms • South facing backyad • Room for RV • Private garage • New paint and flooring throughout

$589,900

$589,900

VIEWS ON THE WATERWAY

• Cozy 2 storey home • 3 bedrooms up, and 2 bathrooms • Open floor concept • Featuring kitchen, large eating area, living room and family room • Huge garden lot overlooking the waterfront slough • One bedroom in law suite 4158 Arthur Drive, Ladner

$595,000

5736 48B Ave., Ladner

EXCELLENT 2-LEVEL • 2,097 sq.ft. • 4 bedroom home • Large 9,505 sq.ft. corner lot (with circular driveway) • Updated with new windows, doors, new paint, tile flooring • Original hardwood flooring, upgraded bathroom • Walking distance to all amenities, large private lot • Home is easily suitable!

973 53A St., Tsaw

$599,900

Nobody sells more real estate than Fraser in South Delta* *Based on number of sales in 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013!

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BEAUTIFULHOME RENOVATED CAPE SUITE COD CHARMING WITH LEGAL South-west exposed sunny back yard •• Low traffic street • Updates throughout incl roof, windows, • Cute andmore cozy Cape Cod trim and • Walk to everything • Renovated throughout • Quiet street in West Ladner

• New windows, new roof, and more!

4 bedroom rancher design with 2 ••Excellent west Ladner location bedroom loft upstairs • Quiet no-through street • Backs onto the slough • Walk to schools, parks, • Updated appliances etc. •shopping, Laminate flooring ••Large 7559 sqft lot Radiant in-floor heating Quiet corner lotlevel with design double garage ••Functional split

• Large west-facing backyard

• Rent, renovate, hold, build

4429 Maple Lane, Ladner 5027 60A, Ladner

6397Lynn Crescent Court, Ladner 5212 Pl., Ladner

Over 2,300view sq.ft. •• Mountain

$627,900 $599,900

PEACEFULWATER EXECUTIVE W/LARGE YARD VIEWSRANCHER FROM BALCONY

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• 2,713 sq.ft.style living space • Rancher • 4• Large bedrooms traditional floor plan sq.ft. • 3• 1,658 bathrooms • 2 bdrms & 2 bthrms • Lot size 5,797 sq.ft. • Double garage • Port Guichon location • Large south facing yard beautifully landscaped

$648,800 $629,900

QUIET WORTH CUL-DE-SAC DEFINITELY A LOOK!

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trafficrancher location ••4High bedroom design with •2Great investment property bedroom loft upstairs Historic Ladner Village ••Backs onto the slough Rarely available ••Updated appliances Future development? ••Laminate flooring Fully detached ••Radiant in-floorbuilding heatingon 6,134 sq.ft. lot Previously as adouble dentist garage building and ••Quiet cornerused lot with can be re converted

$649,900 $639,900

BEAUTIFUL SPLIT-LEVEL W/POOL DESIRABLE PORT GUICHON NEIGHBOURHOOD

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4755Crescent 51st St., Ladner 6397 Court, Ladner

(2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

Mid-century modern split level ••Updated split level ••Over sq.ft. 2,4852,200 sq.ft. house ••Nestled in a quiet cul-de-sac 3 bedrooms, 3 baths ••3Desired bdrms &street 3 bathrms in Pebble Hill ••Large kitchen and family Excellent family home room addition • New kitchen, flooring, windows, roof, etc. etc • Walking distance to town • Just move in

$669,900 $645,900

WATERBEAUTIFUL VIEWS FROM BALCONY HOME ABSOLUTELY 4 BEDROOM

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Top 1% of ALL REALTORS IN GREATER VANCOUVER in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Top 5% of all REALTORS in Greater Vancouver in 2006, 2007, 2008

OPEN SUNDAY PM LOCATION FANTASTIC UPDATED HOME IN2-4 SUPERB

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Large 10,000+ SF lot ••Stunning kitchen and bathroom renos. Large rancher on massive south-facing ••Bamboo flooring and new tile private lot • Newer roof • Gardener’s dream yard with pond water • Quiet featurestreet with excellent curb appeal. ••Sunny south facing yard Easily suitable for rental income or guests ••Walk everything Bonustoshop area for in thetown. handy person • Quiet street close to the heart of town • Updated bathrooms

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$649,900 $669,900

FANTASTIC IMPERIAL VILLAGE STUNNING SPLIT-LEVEL WITH ADDITION

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CHESAPEAKE LANDINGHERE! EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY

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• Charming unit with master the main • Solid two-level home on on a quiet street • Exquisite landscaping • Private, 8,966 sq.ft. lotin rear yard • 6 total bedrooms • Open concept floorplan • Potential to suite downstairs, • Tons of storage throughout 3 fullto baths • Close golf incl/ensuite, course and marina • New high-efficiency furnace • Excellent location close to trails and • Original hardwood flooring the Cove restaurant #11-5900 Ladner 5247 10AFerry Ave.,Road, Tsawwassen

$733,900 $659,900

•• Updated split+level 4 bedroom den custom layout •• Over 2,200 sq.ft. Sunny south facing back yard • Nestled in a quiet cul-de-sac • River rock fire place • 3 bdrms & 3 bathrms • Updated kitchen and bathrooms • Large kitchen and family room addition • Quiet street close to private school, • New kitchen, flooring, windows, roof, etc. shopping and golf course • Walking distance to town • Just move in

1796 Golf Club Drive, Tsawwassen 5338 Aspen Way, Ladner

$723,900 $659,900

$689,900 $649,900

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2,713 sq.ft. living spaceviews •• Unobstructed farmland 4 bedrooms •• 2,800 sq.ft. bathrooms •• 43 bedroom + den Lot size 5,797 sq.ft. •• Quiet cul-de-sac location! Port Guichon location •• Updated! Excellent layout!

4713 London 46A Street, Ladner 6754 Drive, Ladner

$649,900 $669,900

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•• SIDE-SPLIT A beautifully designed Wonderfully WITH renovated 2-level home • addition Huge 8,100+ sf west exposed lot •• 2,464 Easilysq.ft., suited4 bedroom and a den home •• Renovated with newand kitchen, soft-close Close to elementary secondary schools granite, stainless steel(2008) appliances • cupboards, Open concept design, new kitchen • New high-quality laminate flooring, paint, w/highend LG appliances), bathrooms, lighting,room, wainscotting • updated New bathrooms and laundry new • In-ground pool new new $6,000 liner roof laminate and tilewith flooring windows, • Great design with extra space and (2008),split-level French doors a massive Master Bedroom suite

4583 Street, Ladner 4517 54th 46A St., Ladner

$669,900 $639,900

CUL-DE-SAC STUNNINGQUIET SPLIT-LEVEL WITH ADDITION

• Mid-century modern split level • Huge 11,841 sq.ft. • Park like lot in central West Ladner • 2,485 sq.ft. house • Backing onto waterway • 3 bedrooms, 3 baths • Cozy 4 bedroom home offering • Desired street in Pebble Hill • Huge master bedroom with large • Excellent family home ensuite and double walk-in closets • Large family • Updated throughout 5117 ErinDrive Way,, Tsaw. 4564 Arthur Ladner

$649,900 $629,900

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RANCHER WITH MOUNTAIN AND FARMLAND VIEWS! FANTASTIC LYNN PLACE OPPORTUNITY!

COMMERCIALEXCELLENT PROPERTYFAMILY IN THE HOME HEART OF LADNER • High traffic location

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• •Beautiful 2,277 sq.ft. property Great investment • 5 Bedrooms • Historic Ladner Village • 3 Bathrooms • Rarely available • In Ladner’s premier Marina Garden Estates Future maintained development? • •Lovingly Fully detached building • •Formal dining/living rms on 6,134 sq.ft. lot Previously used asflooring a dentist building and • •Brand new laminate can be re paint converted • Fresh new

5348 Dr., Ladner 4755Commodore 51st St., Ladner

$739,900 $669,900

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• Unobstructed farmland views • 2,800 sq.ft. • 4 bedroom + den • Quiet cul-de-sac location! • Updated! Excellent layout!

HUGE 2,832 SQ.FT. RANCHER IN PRIME AREA!

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5626 9A Avenue, Tsawwassen

6754 London Drive, Ladner

$678,800

$669,900 EXCELLENT INVESTMENT PROPERTY OR FAMILY HOME!

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WOW!! IT’S A GIFT AT THIS PRICE!!! • Unique 3,583 sq.ft. • Main floor living & 4 bedrooms up • Finished lower level with additional fifth bedroom • Lower level could be converted into a suite • Recreation room opens to hot tub, pool & deck area in private sun-drenched yard • New pool liner, sump filter, pump, and heater • Master bedroom has “VIEW” of Mt Baker and walk-in closet

• 2.203 sq.ft. UPDATED 2-Level • Self-contained 2 bdrm suite • Newer kitchen with granite counters, tile floors, french doors to sundeck • Updated bathrooms • Brazilian Cherry wood floors, crown mouldings • Pebble Hill location

916 Gale Drive, Tsawwassen

5205 2nd Ave., Tsawwassen

$696,000

A DESIGNERS DREAM

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• Custom built rancher • 3 bdrms & a den • 1,840 sq.ft. • Designed using the great room concept • 10+ on any scale • H/W floors, 9’ ceilings • Heated workshop

$699,900 EXCELLENT FAMILY HOME

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• Beautiful 2,277 sq.ft. • 5 Bedrooms • 3 Bathrooms • In Ladner’s premier Marina Garden Estates • Lovingly maintained • Formal dining/living rms • Brand new laminate flooring • Fresh new paint

4531 60B Street., Ladner

5348 Commodore Dr., Ladner

$729,900

$739,900

BEAUTIFUL UPDATED FAMILY HOME • Stunning updates throughout • Renovated kitchen, granite counters • High-end appliance package for the true chef • In-floor hot water heating • 2706 sqft • 5447 sqft lot • 5 bdrm & a games • New flooring • Brand new hot tub • Custom Hunter Douglas blinds

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$799,900

$799,900

HERITAGE ARTS AND CRAFTS STYLE • 2,640 sq.ft. • 4 bedrooms • Ground level can be a legal, 1 bedroom, self-contained suite • Double garage • Beautiful landscaping with mature trees

ONE OF THE NICEST HOMES IN LADNER! • Close to 3,000 sf of wide-spread living space • Large 7,300+ sf west exposed lot on an ultra quiet street • New gourmet kitchen, updated flooring, paint, bathrooms etc. • Ultra private backyard • Resort like swimming pool • New roof, and recent pool liner • 4 bedrooms upstairs with a bonus room above the garage

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4638 51st, Ladner

4681 56th Street, Ladner

$859,900 GREAT LOCATION CLOSE TO TOWN • 5 bedroom basement entry home • House is 2,520 sq.ft. • 12,206 sq.ft. lot • Huge deck • Mortgage help downstairs • Great investment property!

• 2,524 sq.ft. Totally updated! • UNOBSTRUCTED VIEWS! • New Roof, hardwood, kitchen & bathrooms • 5,791 sq.ft. lot backing farmland! • 4 bdrms, 3 bathrms Executive home! 6377 Crescent Court, Ladner

4702 53rd, Ladner

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• Rectangular 10,592 sq.ft. south facing yard • Updates throughout incl. new windows, appliances, furnace and more! • Walk to everything in town from this central location • Beautiful gardens incl. water feature • Suite potential for income helper or inlaws • Large entertainers deck with multiple french doors

$879,900 PREMIER NEIGHBOURHOOD

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• Absolutely beautiful executive home in quiet culde-sac • Close to 3,000 sf of luxury living space • 4 bedrooms up and a functional layout downstairs • Cherry hardwood flooring, Subzero Fridge/Freezer, granite counters, • Frameless glass showers • New Zealand wool carpets • Sunny and private southfacing yard • Entertainers dream with a new hottub, private gazebo

5342 11A Avenue, Tsaw.

4712 Stahaken Pl., Tsawwassen

$888,000

$889,900

1 SALE EVERY 2.78 DAYS IN 2013!!!*

Fraser and his Team were the #3 RANKING TEAM in THE GREATER VANCOUVER REAL ESTATE BOARD for 2013! *Based on number of sales in 2013! Stats as of December 31st, 2013. *Based on Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver Statistics!

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A36 The Delta Optimist May 9, 2014

WELL MAINTAINED EXECUTIVE HOME IN THE TSAWWASSEN “TERRACE”

HOT OFF THE PRESS

Top 5% of all REALTORS in Greater Vancouver in 2006, 2007, 2008

• Like new, built in 2013 • Stunning finishings throughout • Self-contained side suite • Quiet street in newer subdivsion

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4935 63A, Ladner

$889,900

$899,900 STEPS TO THE BEACH!

• • • • •

Very special “Haley Wilson” house Wonderful Arts & Craft home built in 1915 Large 20,000+ lot with private setting Many vintage items and finishings throughout Mature landscaping for a truly nostalgic charm • Must truly be seen to be appreciated

• Substantially renovated to show like new • Viking Professional appliances • Toto bathroom fixtures throughout • Slate tiles and real cherry hardwood floors • Prime Boundary Bay location close to beach

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4585 Arthur Dr., Ladner

6763 Seaview, Tsawwassen

$959,900

$959,900

GORGEOUS NEW HOMES IN PORT GUICHON!

GORGEOUS NEW HOMES IN PORT GUICHON!

• Over 2,500 sq.ft. 5 Bedroom and den • Vaulted ceilings, prestige layout • Viking Appliance packages, extensive crown mouldings • Master bedroom on main floor • 4 BDRMS UPSTAIRS! 4 bathrooms

• Over 2,500 sq.ft. 5 Bedroom and den • Vaulted ceilings, prestige layout • Viking Appliance packages, extensive crown mouldings, • Master bedroom on main floor • 4 BDRMS UPSTAIRS! 4 bathrooms

4553 Savoy St., Ladner

4557 Savoy St., Ladner

$959,900

$959,900

SENSATIONAL FAMILY HOME!

ONE OF LADNER’S FINEST W/GOLF COURSE VIEW!

• Sensational 3,049 sq.ft. family home in Beach Grove • High-end appliances and fixtures, stone counters, crown mouldings, hardwood flooring • Excellent layout with 4 bedrooms upstairs including two with OCEAN and Mt. Baker VIEWS • Extra large games room, home office area, fabulous outdoor entertainment patio • Balance of new home warranty.

(2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

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GORGEOUS HOME WITH LEGAL SUITE

OWN PART OF LADNER’S HERITAGE!

* South Delta’s #1 Real Estate Agent. Top 1% of ALL REALTORS® IN GREATER VANCOUVER in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

• 2900 sqft. home • Large manicured 11,000 sqft. corner lot • Open layout, vaulted ceilings • 3 bedrooms and a den and 3 full bathrooms • Boundary Bay & mountain views off the master bdrm • Newly added sunroom off the F/R & eating area

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1685 Beach Grove Rd., Tsaw.

5880 Cove Reach Rd., Ladner

$1,088,800

$1,188,800

Check out our team’s activity from the last 30 days! The SPRING MARKET has arrived with STRENGTH!

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827 English Bluff Road, Tsawwassen

#7-4728 54A Street, Ladner

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• Magnificent custom home • Top quality finishings • Golf course views! • This home has everything you can imagine in luxury living

5229 Paton Drive, Ladner

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#205-4733 W. River Rd. Ladner

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4560 51st Street, Ladner

#1 Agent in Ladner / Tsawwassen* 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013! *Based on number of sales in 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013! *This representation is based in whole or in part on Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board Statistics

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• Built by Niebuhr Construction • 5 bdrms & 4 bthrms • 10’ x 4’ island, Corian and granite counters • Massive great room concept with high ceilings and exposed beams, • Cultured stone and river rock fireplace accents Bonus 35’ x 30’ self draining sportcourt will surely wow the active family. • Sun filled 6,800+ sf lot

STUNNING HOME

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4632 55B St., Ladner

228 English Bluff Rd., Tsawwassen

$1,268,800

$1,488,000

OUTSTANDING NORTH SHORE MOUNTAIN VIEWS • This home is a "10" • Gorgeous custom built home • Renovated kitchen this year • New Carpet • Fabulous floor plan over 4,349 sq.ft. • Large Deck with covered area

ONE OF LADNER’S FINEST ESTATES • Private 4386 sq.ft. home • Stunning 37287 sq.ft. lot • Full size tennis court, koi pond with waterfall, multiple gardens • Massive two-level deck • Newly renovated home • Open concept living area, • Spacious gourmet kitchen, heated flooring, high end appliances • New flooring throughout, granite countertops, wine bar, top-of-the-line custom cabinetry, post & beams

5135 Cliff Pl., Tsawwassen

3540 Arthur Drive, Ladner

$1,698,800

$1,799,900

ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE CUSTOM-BUILT HOME

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• Total renovation over $350 thousand • 4 bedrooms plus a den, 4 bathrooms plus a steam shower and sauna • Master on the Main • Outdoor hot tub as well as pool with new liner and new heat pump • 3,480 sq.ft. of living space • Kitchen has had over $60K spent • 2 Jenn Air ovens and 2 refrigerators • Cupboards are all custom made • Engineered hardwood • 3 car garage plus a work shop/pool shed plus 2 covered patio areas

WATERFRONT, SPECTACULAR VIEWS

• List price includes fully finished home • Plus your choice of options to customize • Yacht/boat/float plane moorage at private dock • State of the art gourmet chef’s kitchen • European appliances, the finest of finest only European quality high end custom home • Build a float-home on your private water lease, right next to your boat • A rare opportunity to own waterfront and boat moorage

• 4,500 sq.ft. • 6 bedrooms, 6 baths • Triple garage • Separate 2 bedroom guest or nanny suite

558 English Bluff Road, Tsawwassen

4273 River Road W., Ladner

$2,200,000

$2,089,000

BEAUTIFUL 2 STOREY CUSTOM HOME • 5472 sq.ft. home • 4 bdrms and 5 bthrms • Situated on 20 acres • Double staircase. • Black galaxy granite tiling

WATERFRONT LIVING WITH PRIVATE DOCK

HOT OFF THE PRESS

6520 68th Avenue, Ladner

$2,488,000

• List price includes fully finished home • Plus your choice of options to customize • Yacht/boat/float plane moorage at private dock • State of the art gourmet chef’s kitchen • European appliances, the finest of finest only European quality high end custom home • Build a float-home on your private water lease, right next to your boat • A rare opportunity to own waterfront and boat moorage 4249 River Road W., Ladner

$2,900,000

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A38 The Delta Optimist May 9, 2014

Most Affordable Waterfront COME VISIT OUR OPEN HOUSE OPEN HOUSE SatUrday, may 17, 2-4 Pm • 4321 W. RIVER RD.

Pat Tate

A class act and a thoroughly qualified professional

Centrally located end unit townhouse. Some updates in kitchen, fireplace, and flooring by long time owners. Very private west facing patio and garden complete with babbling brook. Gas barbecue connection. Three bedrooms plus loft family room on upper floors. This complex has an indoor pool, recreation centre and hot tub/swirlpool. Short walk to city center, shops, transportation, doctors, and library plus golf course and dyke.

$519,900

$1,199,000

Updated 3 bedroom and two bathroom Rancher on the river. This includes a 66’x100’ waterlot for boat moorage or future float home. New furnace, appliances and roof with fenced yard and 10’20’ storage workshop. Easy walk into Ladner village.

Come to the Open or call to view Pat Tate 604-943-8047

5267 10A Ave, Tsawwassen

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Wonderful family home located in great neighbourhood; central Tsaw. Many updates and improvements over past few years, such as main bathrooms, roof, 2 gas fireplaces, thermo windows, high efficiency furnace, the home is designed for nanny-i nlaw accommodation as well! Fabulous, spacious yard with 2 great decks to enjoy your summers outdoors. This truly a great home in a price range that is affordable.

NEW PRICE $875,000 RBC Mortgage Specialist

Kelly Fishbrook

604-946.1252

SUTTON SEAFAIR REALTY

$658,800

Ricki Willing

Come to the Open or call to view Pat Tate 604-943-8047

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patriciaatate@dccnet.com

Beautiful two bedroom, two bathroom immaculate well constructed float home comes with its own 39’ x 140’ lot and a two car garage with a workshop and loft. Located minutes from Ladner village with wonderful water views, swans, ducks, eagles and seals. Home features beautiful hand crafted kitchen cabinets and meticulous mill work throughout. You won’t be disappointed and won’t want to miss this opportunity so drop by!

OPEN HOUSE SUNday, may 18, 2-4 Pm • 4463 W. rIVEr rd.

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JOANNE EVANS

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RE/MAX PROGROUP REALTY 604-946-8000 or 943-8080

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NEW LISTING!

$429,000

4849 CENTRAL AVENUE PARKSIDE ESTATES • 3 bed / 3 bath + Loft Townhome • Beautifully updated • Main floor living • 1,890 square feet • Bright sunny and fenced back yard • Steps to Ladner Village!

$629,000

OPEN SUNDAY 2-4 #10 6320 48A AVE., LADNER

$429,900

SPACIOUS TOWN HOME in Garden Estates! Two bedrooms (each with ensuite) and a den - this 1801 sq ft home has plenty of space! Relax with a coffee on one of TWO wrap around decks. This home has the convenience of a single garage and a 2nd open parking spot - just like a house! Easy access to ferries, city and border & only a few blocks to Ladner Leisure Center - can’t beat the location! Pets are welcome in this wonderfully kept & well run, adult oriented complex. Come and see it on Sunday!

Happy Mother’s Day Sutton Group - Seafair Realty - 1625 56th Street, Tsawwassen, BC

4878 63A Ave, Ladner

• Updated Rancher on quiet street • New kitchen (2012) - Granite counters, large island, under counter lighting. • Over 1600 Square feet of open concept living space • Private landscaped yard featuring a 18 x 12 deck. • Spacious master bedroom with bay window plus two more bedrooms • Large living room with extra windows, gas fireplace and entertainment sized dining room adjacent. • Garage with 220’! Garden Shed!

www.deltahomes.ca • www.ladnerrealestate.ca


May 9, 2014 The Delta Optimist A39

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2 level home in a fabulous location, close to High school and Ladner Elementary. Bright, cheery, new - one bedroom in-law suite / mortgage helper. Brand new roof being installed this week. New windows, newer baths, etc. Cherrywood floors. Large sundrenched south exposed back yard! Great shop area.

$598,000

5359 JIBSET BAY, LADNER Ladner’s desirable gated retirement community of Southpointe. 900 square feet; 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, newer roof and newer appliances. Detached single garage; and a terrific 4,050 square foot south-west exposed lot. Low maintenance fees – Enjoy the freedom!

$409,000

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Best rancher location in West Ladner. Walk to all shopping. Terrific one owner 3 bedroom home on a low maintenance lot with sunny south back yard. 2 full baths, 2 fireplaces. Double garage. All in a quiet dead end street. NEWER roof, NEWER furnace, NEW driveway. Act fast, this will not last!

$578,000


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Start packing, you’ll want to move right in to this terrific home. Featuring 3 bedrooms, den, family room spacious living room and formal dining area, renovated kitchen with eating area. Outside you will be mesmerized by the beautiful back yard featuring in ground pool ready for loads of summertime enjoyment. New roof, new windows, new solar system and the list goes on. Absolutely fabulous home located in great neighborhood of Port Guichon.

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Located on Ladner’s renowned Arthur drive and historic Chilukthan Slough, this 3000 square foot family home has a view from almost every room. Sunrises and moonrises over Mount Baker, wildlife and waterfowl around the waterway and farmer’s fields that change with every season. With five bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, this home is flexibly designed by way of an in-law/nanny suite with separate entrance. The kitchen is finished with maple cabinets & granite counters, the living room has a floor to ceiling fireplace & 14 foot ceilings. Other special features include a Tuscan inspired, climate controlled wine cellar, a fully equipped 14’x7’ greenhouse, a private backyard with glass-covered patio, and gardens and greenery where florae and blossoms abound.

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$719,000


A42 The Delta Optimist May 9, 2014

2013: TOP 10% OF GREATER VANCOUVER REALTORS®

TrishandTeri .ca 5374 6th Avenue | $599,000 | NEW LISTING

10-6320 48A Avenue | $429,900 | 1,800 SQFT

7181 199A Street, Langley | $569,000 | COACH HOUSE

105-6263 River Road | $489,000 | WATERFRONT

190 67th Street | $799,000 | BOUNDARY BAY

5616 Goldenrod Crescent | $949,000 | RENOVATED

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5299 3A Avenue | $659,000 | NEW LISTING

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1655 Braid Road | $939,000 | BEACH GROVE

4728 Stahaken Place | $679,000 | NEW ROOF

214-4815 48th Avenue | $479,000 | WATERFRONT

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4927 4th Avenue | $839,000 | MECHANIC’S GARAGE 5078 Cliff Drive | $1,698,000 | NEW RESIDENCE

Ladner ~ Just Sold! 4962 44a Avenue | $579,000 | HALF DUPLEX

140-5421 10th Avenue | $429,900 | 3 BEDROOMS

1059 Eden Cres | $899,000 | RENOVATED RANCHER

PH11-1363 56th Street | $329,000 | LAGOON VIEW

Ladner ~ Just Sold! 951 50th Street | $799,000 | 4 BEDROOM WITH POOL

302-1300 Hunter Rd | $395,000 | GOLF COURSE VIEW

6-4925 Elliott Street | $325,000 | DOWNTOWN LADNER

415-1350 View Crescent | $415,000 | FULL ON VIEW

Trish Murphy | 604.312.7621 Trisha@TrishaMurphy.ca

1148 Fairway Views | $539,000 | VIEW PROPERTY

406-1350 View Crescent | $429,000 | 1,560 SQFT.

Teri Steele | 604.897.2010 sold@TeriSteele.com

Sutton Group - Seafair Realty: 1625 56th Street, Tsawwassen, BC

2013

4589 64th Street | $879,000 | 3,112 SQ.FT.

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May 9, 2014 The Delta Optimist A43

bringing people + properties together

richard lowe + associates

Progroup |5360 12th Avenue, Tsawwassen www.realestatedelta.com Each Office Independently Owned and Operated

Richard Lowe, Personal Real Estate Corporation, Realtor, RIBC 604 946 8000 | 604 943 8080 | richard@realestatedelta.com

NEW LISTING

5678 Clipper Road $688,000

1,561 sq.ft. - 3 bdrms - 2 bath updated rancher - 4,844 sq.ft. lot

3600 VIRTUAL TOUR

5138 Bentley Drive $1,288,000

3,017 sq.ft. - 5 bdrms - 5 bath - den hobby room - triple car garage - 6,995 sq.ft. lot

NEW LISTING

#106 - 4745 54A Street $249,000 758 sq.ft. - 1 bdrms - 1 bath private patio - Adlington Court

NEW LISTING

#208-4768 53 Street $305,000 1,020 sq.ft. - 2 bdrms - 2 bath courtyard view - Sunningdale IV

NEW LISTING

Jennifer McGregor, Personal Real Estate Corporation, Realtor jennifer@realestatedelta.com | 604 908 1593

NEW LISTING

NEW LISTING

5274 Bentley Drive $689,000

4573 46B Street $589,000

2,192 sq.ft. - 3 bdrms - 3 bath Victory South - 5,529 sq.ft.

2,332 sq.ft. - 5 bdrms - 2 bath updated 2 storey - 6,500 sq.ft.

NEW PRICE

TOP FLOOR

#320-4885 53rd Street $295,000

#5-4907 57A Street $359,000

1,055 sq.ft. - 2 bdrms - 2 bath - top floor large kitchen w/ eating area - Green Gables

1,817 sq.ft. - 3 bdrms - 2 bath patio - South Exposure

NEW LISTING

NEW LISTING

5228 Westminster Ave $579,900

5098 58B Street $699,000

1,613 sqft - 3 bdrms - 2 bath rancher - 6,135 sq.ft.

2,330 sq.ft. - 5 bdrms - 3 bath extensive updates - 7,722 sq.ft. lot

NEW LISTING

3600 VIRTUAL TOUR

#202-4689 52A Street $399,900

A306 - 4811 53rd Street $388,000

1,017 sq.ft. - 2 bdrms - 2 bath great location - Canu

1,861 sq.ft. - 3 bdrms - 2 bath 2 parking spaces - Ladner Pointe

NEW LISTING

NEW LISTING

NEW LISTING

4852 59A Street $579,900 1,920 sq.ft. - 4 bdrms - 3 bath family room - 4,656 sq.ft. lot

TOP FLOOR

#406 - 4768 53 Street $289,900

932 sq.ft. - 2 bdrms - 2 bath - top floor courtyard view - Sunningdale IV

QUIET LOCATION

#102 - 4745 54A Street $349,800 1,102 sq.ft. - 2 bdrms - den - 2 bath quiet location - Adlington Court

NEW LISTING

4562 47A Street $538,000

1,742 sq.ft. - 4 bdrms - 2 bath backsplit - 6,620 sq.ft. lot

NEW LISTING

TK

#5-4728 54A Street Listed by RE/MAX Progroup

SOLD by richard lowe + associates

Cedar Springs Drive Listed by Royal Lepage Regency

SOLD by richard lowe + associates

5368 4A Ave $898,000

2,647 sq.ft. - 4 bdrms - 3 bath - family room - games room - view property - 7,341 sq.ft. lot

5317 1A Avenue Listed by RE/MAX Progroup Realty

SOLD by richard lowe + associates

ALL OUR HOMES ARE MIRACLE HOMES!


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