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VOTE October 20th Meet George Harvie for Mayor of Delta A resident of Delta for 40+ years, George served as the city’s Chief Administration Officer from 2001-2017. His amazing record of leadership and achievement includes eliminating Delta’s debt, securing over $50 million for facilities, roads, and public safety, and protecting more than 5,000 acres of Burns Bog. In 2011, he was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his efforts in successfully securing funding for nine major infrastructure projects that directly benefited Delta, and for his lifelong dedication to serving his community outside of the office to make Delta a better place to live.



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Mayor hopefuls square off All six attempt to woo voters at chamber-sponsored forum in Tsawwassen SANDOR GYARMATI

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A Delta Chamber of Commerce-sponsored forum last week in Tsawwassen marked the first time all six Delta mayoral candidates were in the same room. Sylvia Bishop, Jim Cessford, George Harvie, Moneca Kolvyn, Alex Megalos and Vytas Vaitkus took part in a forum at South Delta Secondary last Wednesday evening, an event that saw a fairly large crowd show up to see what the hopefuls had to say on a range of questions. Following opening remarks, candidates responded to a series of questions, including how they’d expedite a new Fraser River crossing. Bishop said the city needs to work in partnership with government to come up with a quick resolution, while Cessford said he’s in favour of a bridge but is prepared to go with the safest and most cost-effective approach determined by an independent technical review. Harvie said his slate is the only one that continues to fight for a new bridge and he vowed to continue to apply the pressure. Kolvyn said the people of Delta are opposed to a bridge, asking, “Why isn’t there a referendum on this and the casino?” Megalos asked for a show of hands who supported the bridge and who favoured a tunnel, which drew a slightly larger show for a tunnel. “It’s safer and


Mayoral candidates (from left) Sylvia Bishop, Jim Cessford, George Harvie, Moneca Kolvyn, Alex Megalos and Vytas Vaitkus took part in a forum last week at South Delta Secondary. we could have that built much sooner,” he said. Vaitkus said the stalled crossing project needed to get out of an “analysis paralysis” and then he drew applause when saying a rapid rail solution should also be explored. When asked about housing affordability, Cessford said the city needs to work with developers, noting he’d like to see 15 to 20 per cent of new units used for co-op or rental housing. Noting a partnership with Metro Vancouver is important, Harvie pointed to the Southlands as a good opportunity to see new forms of housing and called Scott Road “primed for redevelopment.” Kolvyn said there are plenty of great ideas the community can bring forward but city hall won’t listen, while Vaitkus said measures are needed to make sure foreign specula-

tors don’t buy up whatever new housing stock is created. Bishop pointed out her platform includes a housing summit, adding that other communities have great ideas that Delta can “beg, borrow and steal” to create a made-in-Delta solution. On the issue of the retail sale of marijuana in Delta, Megalos said it would be important to keep dispensaries in certain areas, while Vaitkus, saying he’s deeply concerned about the upcoming legalization because marijuana is a gateway drug, agreed with the city’s new zoning bylaw prohibiting the shops in all zones. Bishop said she wants to see production facilities in industrial zones, adding she would also fight for Delta’s fair share of taxation revenue. Saying distribution will also be a big issue,

More campaign coverage online, including a quiz voters can take Check out the Municipal Election page on the Optimist website for extensive campaign coverage, including a great deal of content that isn’t in the newspaper. In addition to platform statements, question-

and-answer sessions and event coverage, the page also features a quiz voters can take to see which mayoral candidate best reflects their views. You can find it all at: municipal-election.

Council all-candidates at arts centre

The Sidekick Players Club is sponsoring an allcandidates meeting for Delta council hopefuls on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Tsawwassen Cessford said, “We’re going to have to learn to stay on top of this and keep it away from young people.” On development in

Arts Centre. The 20 candidates will receive questions from the moderator and then from the floor, time permitting.

Ladner Village and, in particular, revitalizing Chisholm Street, all said more needs to be done. The civic election is Oct. 20.

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A Ladner apartment complex could be facing the wrecking ball. An application submitted to the city would see a 28-unit rental apartment building at 5262 Ladner Trunk Rd. demolished to make way for a four-storey condo complex. Of the

62 units in the proposed complex, 42 would be strata with 20 dedicated for rentals. The application by owner Canada Haihua Investment Ltd. would require an Official Community Plan amendment and rezoning to increase the density allowed at the site. Residents in the sur-

rounding area will be notified and a public information meeting held. A public hearing would also be necessary if Delta council grants the application preliminary approval. The proposal will be referred to various city departments and advisory committees before being considered by Delta council.

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A Game for all Ages. The Delta Pickleball Association had its outdoor season-ending tournament at Memorial Park on Saturday,September 29.The Association and its 220 members welcomed 36 of their best, including a youngster, Lucas Kosa (age 12) and elder statesmen Mike Harbott (age 83 pictured) to compete in round robin play for medals and prizes.And yes, young Lucas won the gold medal with his senior playing partner Paul Coleman in the intermediate II level. What is Pickleball you ask? Simply the fastest growing sport in North America among the 50 and older crowd of sporting enthusiasts - but now increasingly taken up by players of all ages. A sport similar to tennis except played on a smaller court. It combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping pong into a game of skill, speed and lots of fun. Importantly, it gets people off the couch, and onto the courts to participate in a friendly and social environment. While the outdoor season is slowly closing, there are many indoor venues in Delta where the game is played throughout the fall and winter. For further details on the game and where to play go to and the City of Delta website. Please check it out.

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Beach volleyball could be coming to South Delta. A request by a group comprised of Delta Secondary alumni and others would see four beach volleyball courts added to school property. The proposal was discussed at a recent Delta council /Delta school board liaison committee meeting where it was noted the school district

received the request and wanted more information. Committee member and school board chair Laura Dixon noted the cost of maintaining sand volleyball courts would also need to be considered. Parks and recreation director Ken Kuntz said he was aware of the request and has been in dialogue with an individual regarding the desire for a beach volleyball league at the adjacent Memorial Park in

Ladner. Kuntz also noted Delta’s 2018/19 strategic work plan identifies community recreation projects that are for consideration as funds and opportunities become available. He said beach volleyball isn’t high on the list. The committee agreed to refer the request to Delta’s parks, recreation and culture commission, which will then report back to the liaison committee.


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The purpose of the Crime Beat is to educate and inform the public about some of the property crime trends occurring in South Delta and other files of interest. If you see anything occurring that you believe to be suspicious, call 911 for in-progress crimes and emergencies or 604-9464411 for other assistance. The following are some of the calls the Delta police responded to in the previous week:


• Oct. 1, 4700-block of 51st Street: Complainant reported a break and enter at a construction site. Cast iron plumbing fittings and four strings of lights were stolen that had an estimated value of $3,300. • Oct. 2, 5200-block of Ladner Trunk Road: Complainant reported the theft of five Kidde Brand carbon monoxide detectors valued at approxi-

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mately $275. The suspect concealed the stolen goods under their jacket and exited the store without making an attempt to pay for the items. • Oct. 3, 4200-block of River Road West: Complainant reported that upon returning home from holidays discovered that two aluminum floats from their float plane were stolen. In addition, the complainant noticed their car battery and eight strips of aluminum were also stolen. The approximate value of the theft totaled $10,000. • Oct. 4, 7100-block of Honeyman Street: Complainant reported that an unknown suspect pried open the exterior mailbox and stole mail from a commercial business. • Oct. 5, Arthur Drive: Complainant reported seeing a white truck driving without lights on at approximately 100 km/h down Arthur Drive. Police located vehicle parked in Ladner and observed a male enter the driver’s seat. A vehicle stop was conducted and the individual was arrested for

impaired driving. • Oct. 6, 4400-block of Savoy Street: Complainant reported that an unknown person stole lug nuts off the wheels of a vehicle parked in their driveway.


• Oct. 2, 5000-block of Canoe Pass Way: Complainant reported that an unknown suspect forced entry through the front door of a store shortly after staff had locked up and left for the evening. The suspect was inside for less than a minute and was observed on video leaving with an unknown item. • Oct. 3, 1800-block of Swan Road: Complainant reported that their Ford E150 was rummaged through and observed an unknown suspect riding a bike carrying two backpacks leaving the area. • Oct. 3, 4600-block of Mallard Lane: Complainant reported that an insecure vehicle parked in their driveway was rummaged through overnight. A parking pass and two GAP jackets were reported stolen.

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The Delta Police and Fire Public Safety Building in North Delta remains closed to the public following an arson that took place over the Thanksgiving long weekend. According to police, a man walked into the building around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and alleg-

edly started a fire on two couches in the lobby and lit the front counter on fire as well. A member of the public was present during the incident, while civilian staff members were behind safety glass. Firefighters and police officers were also in the building during the incident. The suspect fled the building, but was located by police and arrested

shortly thereafter. Corey Mario Tavares, 30, formerly of Delta, now faces several charges. Tavares, who is known to police, remains in custody. He was slated to appear in court yesterday. The building sustained smoke, fire and water damage. Police and fire personnel continue to work out of the building, but it remains closed to the public.

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A former Delta resident is facing seven charges in relation to human trafficking and prostitution. Delta police believe he may have victimized other woman or teen girls and are encouraging them to come forward. Six prostitution and human trafficking related charges, and one charge of assault, have been laid against Mohammed Sharif Begg, 35, who now resides in Coquitlam.

DPD said another individual was also identified as a perpetrator in the prostitution ring, but died due to an unrelated incident prior to charge approval. Begg made his first court appearance on Oct. 3. “We are concerned that there may be other victims who were caught up in this prostitution operation. It appears that women or teen girls were being transported between the Metro Vancouver area and Calgary,” said DPD inves-

tigations bureau S/Sgt. Heath Newton. “We are encouraging any other victims or people with further information to contact us.” Police received information from a member of the public in May 2017 who identified a residence and individuals in North Delta allegedly involved in prostitution. The information provided indicated the women involved might be under aged, police noted, adding the prostitution operation was advertised via social media sites.

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here were quite a few shades of grey at last week’s mayoral all-candidates forum in Tsawwassen and I’m not referring to the predominant hair colour of those in the audience. The six vying to replace Lois Jackson were under the same roof for the first time at South Delta Secondary last Wednesday in what turned out to be a relatively tame affair considering some of the allegations that had been tossed around in the days leading up to the meeting. The reason voices weren’t raised during this discussion of the most pressing issues facing the city is because there’s a fair bit of agreement when it comes to said issues, at least there is among the three leading candidates. I’m obviously generalizing, but when you listen to their answers, as I did from near the back of the auditorium, there isn’t a whole lot that separates them on many topics. They all see the need to create more affordable housing, but not at the expense of existing neighbourhoods. There are differences in their platforms to be sure, but they’re all headed in roughly the same direction. The big three all seem to be comfortable with a casino coming to town, differing only on how to spend the gaming revenues. Protecting farmland is one of those motherhood issues so you’d expect them to all be on the same page, but they appear to be in step when it comes to mitigating the impacts of recreational marijuana and on the future of Ladner Harbour. Even the often-divisive issue of a new Fraser River crossing didn’t necessarily put them at odds with one another as although George Harvie was unwavering in his support for a bridge, Sylvia Bishop and Jim Cessford said they could see themselves endorsing it too. That contrarian voice — the candidate who wants rapid transit instead of more asphalt, who is worried development is going to turn us into another Surrey or Richmond, who thinks a casino doesn’t fit our small town sensibilities — is largely absent, although you might find some of those kinds of viewpoints in the platforms of the three lesser known candidates. Instead I suspect the choice for mayor for many voters is boiling down to who you like, who you trust, who you think will listen or who you believe is best suited for the top job.

Running for political office is a hard road deserving respect


ears ago I asked a high school friend if he had voted in the recent election. “No, I was going to but it was raining so I stayed home and ordered pizza.” That summed up my friend’s passion for exercising his democratic right. Pizza on the couch over a polling station. It reminded me that not everyone gets excited about a good political campaign like I do. Most people don’t take the time to vote or, like me, wait with baited breath to find out who the winners are. Come election night you will find me glued to the television, with or without pizza. With such an interest in politics my father would often suggest, “Why don’t you run for office.” I always winced and shrieked the same answer, “Are you kidding me, who would want that job.” Imagine, for just a minute, the effort it takes to run for a political seat. Your family has to be on board because they won’t be seeing you for a while. There’s the financial output because no matter how much money you raise, a campaign is going to cost you. You have to recruit and organize volunteers, go door knocking, make phone calls, participate in debates and have a rock solid

Community Comment INGRID ABBOTT

platform on dogs pooping on private property. When I was a radio reporter one of my beats was covering Vancouver council. It was the heyday of Vancouver municipal politics when Mike Harcourt and Gordon Campbell were mayor. With colourful councillors like Harry Rankin, Libby Davies and George Puil, there was never a dull moment. At that time reporters worked closely alongside mayor and council so I attended way too many meetings. As a result I can attest they are overworked and underpaid. It’s shocking how much reading material there is, long daytime and evening meetings, emails to answer and ribbons to cut. Social media has only compounded the pressure for

politicians to engage 24/7. We should be impressed there are 43 qualified people who have stepped up to the plate to run for office this time around in Delta. That’s a commitment that demands a lot of community engagement, so the least we can do is give them our respect by showing up to vote. Municipal elections are unique because the issues are so personal. Municipal bylaws have the ability to dictate the minutia of our lives. Mayor, councillors and trustees have the power to organize our schools, close or open businesses, raise taxes, decide how we build our homes or choose where our pets can run. This is important stuff. Only 31 per cent of eligible Delta voters cast a ballot in the last election. That is a dismal turnout. I encourage everyone to review the candidates and vote as it’s a very important time for our community and we need your participation. I hope I’ll see you at the polling station on Oct. 20. I’ll be the one rushing home to watch the results with my good friend chardonnay. Ingrid Abbott is a freelance writer and broadcaster who won’t divulge who she will vote for because journalists have to keep their personal bias under wraps.

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80th Street crossing is the answer Editor: Traffic is a big concern in both North Delta and South Delta as gridlock has become a daily grind. There are no simple solutions and the problem is compounded annually by Delta council allowing more housing, thus increasing population, in turn increasing traffic and gridlock. There is an ongoing charade by our MLA and civic politicians that a new bridge replacing the George Massey Tunnel is the only solution. It’s not. Rather, it will exacerbate congestion in Richmond,

turning Highway 99 into a parking lot. After spending billions of dollars on a bridge, we will have effectively moved gridlock less than five kilometres to the Steveston Highway interchange. The problem is simple: While we increase traffic capacity south of the Fraser, traffic capacity over the North Arm of the Fraser will not increase and massive congestion will reign supreme. Better transit isn’t the answer because TransLink is too inept to provide better transit. All TransLink cares about is forcing as

Greens are selling out supporters Editor: Andrew Weaver and the Green Party profess to be of a higher standard than the others, but it looks like they are really no different than the rest. They oppose Site C, oppose LNG, oppose mass government terminations and severance packages so the NDP can hire their buddies and want ride sharing sooner rather than later. The list goes on.

But Weaver and the Greens will let all of that blow by so long as it means the rigged proportional representation referendum goes ahead so they can maintain their seats in government, even when relegated to fringe status. Does that sound like they are representing the people who voted for them? Sounds like a sellout to me. Perry Coleman

many bus riders it can onto the rapid transit lines to pretend they’re doing a good job. TransLink may fool the politicians, but not those dependent on public transit. Transit service in Delta is dismal at best. The only real solution is a bridge or tunnel crossing the Fraser around 80th Street, then a highway across Lulu Island (interchanging with the connector) and another bridge or tunnel across the North Arm of the Fraser taking traffic to south Vancouver/ Burnaby. This is the plan Delta politicians should demand

from the province, Metro Vancouver and TransLink; a sound transportation plan providing real improvement for traffic congestion in both North Delta and South Delta. As a voter, I will vote only for those politicians who would support this plan and not vote for politicians who want the “back of an envelope” plan of the BC Liberal Party and Vancouver Fraser Port Authority that would replace the perfectly good tunnel with a massive bridge that will only increase traffic congestion. D. M. Johnston

Casino not going to lower taxes as candidates ready to spend

Editor: Re: Taxes not an issue, Murphy’s Law, Oct. 4 Taxes are an issue for the South Delta community, which is comprised of many who live on fixed incomes and rarely see their income increase each year, nor do they have an opportunity to vote themselves a pay raise or pension increase. Not reflected in our constantly increasing house taxes is the $1,000plus we must pay for utilities each spring. Can we expect a

decrease in our house taxes when the casino is in operation? Somehow I doubt it as some who approved the casino are campaigning on ways they will spend the money and it is not in reducing taxes. I wish Community Comment writer Greg Hoover was on this October’s election ballot. I concur with many of the issues he raises. Unfortunately, there is little time left in which one can obtain answers before going to vote. Jean Wightman

Choose responsible stewards in civic election Editor: Re: Farmers can feed us, but not if land is lost to pot, letter to the editor, Sept. 6 After reading Gail Neff Bell’s letter I got to thinking about the stewardship of our arable land resources. Within the Lower Mainland there are a finite number of hectares of such land. Much of this is supposedly protected within the ALR, but it

seems that it is constantly under attack by developers of one ilk or another. I believe that Bell is somewhat correct in her assumption that once this land is converted to the production of pot it will be lost forever to food production (there are food items that do well in greenhouses, but their monetary value is way less than pot). We rely heavily

on California for much of our food, but that state is now in serious trouble due to ongoing drought conditions and recent wildfires. It is the constant encroachment of golf courses, industrial and housing estates, megahouses, etc. onto ALR lands that concerns me. I am not anti-development, just not on ALR land. Where are the respon-

sible stewards of the ALR? Who is going to stand up when champions like Harold Steves are gone? Delta land is under attack from within and outside of our municipality. There are local elections coming up and I urge everyone to think about this issue when choosing the next stewards of this part of our province. Ivan Armstrong

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School trustee hopefuls are on the same page on many issues Delta school trustee candidates got to have their say at a forum last Thursday evening at North Delta Secondary, but they were pretty much on the same page on the major issues, including funding. Organized by CUPE Local 1091 and the Delta Teachers’ Association, the event saw 14 of the 17 candidates seeking spots on the Delta school board in the Oct. 20 election take part. The first question asked candidates what they would do about funding, staffing levels and wages. Incumbent Bruce Reid said education has to be seen as an investment and not a cost, while Melody Pan promised to use her skillset to advocate on the issue and Sujay Nazareth suggested a business case needs to be presented to Victoria to show funding isn’t adequate. Saying advocacy is key, a view others shared, Mita Naidu said nobody can disagree on the need to


Val Windsor (right) was one of 14 school trustee candidates to take part in a forum in North Delta last week. support teachers and staff, adding relationships will be important. Agreeing education is an investment and not a cost, Joe Muego also talked about the need to continually advocate, while incumbent Nick Kanakos noted the school system has been suffering “a slow erosion of resources” but that Delta provides more than any other district in the Lower Mainland. Andrea Hilder noted her own school’s recent experience of a specialist teacher being forced to cover a kindergarten class due to the lack of sub-

stitutes. Victor Espinoza noted schools shouldn’t be considered factories, while incumbent Laura Dixon talked about the potential change in the funding formula that could hurt some school districts. Incumbent Val Windsor agreed no district should find itself with less with the new formula. Daniel Boisvert said the district could leverage the city to help, including having city hall take responsibility for tracks and fields, while incumbent Rhiannon Bennett, saying she is horrified at what’s been happening

with public education, said it’s important districts see the draft funding formula immediately, adding “I don’t think selling tracks to pay for teachers is good.” Erica Beard said it’s important to start looking at the budget creatively now in case no new money is coming, while Randy Anderson-Fennell stressed it’s important for everyone to be at the table. • The two groups are hosting another all-candidates forum for school trustee hopefuls tonight at Genesis Theatre in Ladner at 7:30 p.m.

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Village Farms in East Ladner is one of the local greenhouses that has converted to marijuana in anticipation of a lucrative recreational market.


Budding issues as date nears Marijuana becomes legal next week, bringing with it a host of challenges for the city SANDOR GYARMATI

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Even though Canadians will be able to legally smoke a joint come next Wednesday, the City of Delta is still grappling with how to deal with the potential repercussions of the legalization of marijuana. From growing to selling to policing, there are a host of challenges facing the city as we enter uncharted territory. Farmland Like it or not, the federal government is set to legalize recreational cannabis and Delta could find itself declared as the country’s marijuana growing capital. At least four greenhouses, including three large-scale operations, are converting to the lucrative crop. With sales in Canada projected to be in the billions, they and others partnered with cannabis companies while applying to the federal government to grow medical marijuana, which is already legal, in advance of full legalization of recreational pot. Facilities like Village Farms in East Ladner, which now calls itself Pure Sunfarms, and SunSelect in East Delta, now called BC Tweed, represent millions of square feet of space no longer growing peppers, tomatoes and other produce. “You look at this payroll tax they [the provincial government] will implement and then you look at things like the carbon tax, and then the payroll is going up, so it’s becoming very difficult, especially since you’re not just com-

peting in Canada,” Village Farms founder and CEO Michael DeGiglio said earlier this year while explaining why the greenhouse made the switch. “The unique thing about cannabis, from a farmer perspective, as long as it’s legal, is that we’d be competing with only other cannabis growers in Canada. We’re not competing with NAFTA and four dollars per day labour in Mexico, where they don’t pay carbon tax or health tax.” Growing marijuana has renewed the food security debate, but the city’s zoning bylaws can’t stop the practice as they’re considered a farm operation in the Agricultural Land Reserve. Delta council had been hoping to keep the operations within industrial zones, having approved one on Annacis Island, but it looks like that’s not going to happen. According to Delta staff, the city has received 46 inquiries from potential growers over the last four years and continues to field them on a regular basis. Delta has stated its opposition to growing cannabis on farmland, concerned legalization will encourage even more production, and continues to lobby in that regard along with Metro Vancouver, but it remains to be seen if the province changes its position. One issue that’s already arisen is the pungent smell coming from greenhouses, prompting both the city and Metro Vancouver to examine what can be

done. “Regulating these facilities has proven challenging due to the interpretation that these facilities are considered a ‘farm use’ and are therefore protected by the provincial Right to Farm Act,” a Delta report states. Stores In a pre-emptive move, Delta council approved a bylaw amendment banning the growing and sale of medical and nonmedical cannabis in all zones, although the province shot down that rule

run stores. The province has given local governments zoning control over dispensaries, which means anyone wanting to set up shop to sell weed would have to go to council for approval. The same would apply to any proposed government stores. There’s still no word on when, or if, a retail store will open in Delta. Legalization Delta council amended the city’s smoking regulations this summer to include cannabis. Smoking


Victor Krahn and Hillary Black at the BC Tweed greenhouse in East Delta. for the ALR, and it remains to be seen if or where a dispensary will be allowed to open. The city wasted no time going after a dispensary that tried to set up shop in North Delta a couple of years ago. The Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries recently asked Delta to support private retail but that’s unlikely, given Delta’s position, which opposes private dispensaries, although the city has indicated support for online and government-

the stuff will be prohibited in places similar to where alcohol consumption is prohibited, which is more restrictive than tobacco limitations. In addition to prohibiting the smoking of cannabis everywhere that the smoking of tobacco is prohibited, the new regulation also prohibits cannabis on highways, streets and other places open to public use, such as sidewalks and boulevards. Provincial regulations, meantime, include the minimum age to purchase at 19, while adults can only

possess up to 30 grams of cannabis in a public place. Adults are permitted to grow up to four cannabis plants per household, but the plants must not be visible from public spaces off the property, and home cultivation will be banned in homes used as daycares. Delta is opposed to any home grows. “There was a decision by the federal government — and the courts saw it the same way — that people should be allowed to cultivate in their own home,” said Delta police Chief Neil Dubord. “It was our belief that once it is legalized for both recreational and medical use there would be no access problems and you could eliminate the need for home cultivation.” Policing Speaking of policing, the city has a plethora of concerns, including those with micro-processing licences being ripe for ripoffs. Those with a microprocessing licence can cultivate up to 600 kilograms per year. And while individuals in their homes will be allowed to grow only four cannabis plants at a time, Dubord noted it will be extremely difficult to monitor and enforce home operations that decide to grow more. Home operations could also be vulnerable to violent rip-offs. Dubord pointed to an example this year of someone with a licence to grow medical pot in Tsawwassen being ripped off. In a submission to government last fall, Dubord, on behalf of the B.C.

Association of Municipal Chiefs of Police, warned that police resources could be stretched. The association asked for the prohibition of home‐grown and personally cultivated cannabis in B.C. He also warned that organized crime has infiltrated the medical marijuana regime and criminals will look for opportunities to exploit the legal retail market. If the public does not have reasonable access to legal cannabis, organized crime will fill the void, he said. As far as taxation revenues to cover the cost of policing and enforcement, at the recent Union of B.C. Municipalities convention, members passed a resolution to request a 40 per cent share of cannabis excise tax from the provincial government. As far as testing those who may be driving stoned, the Delta Police Department will wait to use a federally approved drug testing device, the Draeger DrugTest 5000. DPD say they plan to roll out the device slowly in 2019. “We will continue to enforce impaired driving through our programs and what we are currently doing, so I want to be clear about that,” Dubord recently said. At a Delta police board meeting, Supt. Kelly Young said a lot of the challenges the department will and is facing involve education. “A lot of people don’t understand the effects of marijuana and how long it stays in your system,” Young said.

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Delta’s five city councillors are calling on mayoral candidate George Harvie to correct his “distortion of the facts” regarding his role in developing Delta’s so-called golden handshake. At a press conference Tuesday afternoon at Rotary Park in Ladner, Coun. Sylvia Bishop, who is running for mayor under the Team Delta banner, Coun. Robert Campbell, seeking re-election under Team Delta, and councillors Jeannie Kanakos and Bruce McDonald, both seeking re-election under the Independents Working for You banner, came together to demand that Harvie immediately set the record straight and apologize to Delta voters for misrepresenting the facts. Coun. Heather King, who is not seeking re-election, was not on hand for the press conference, but is standing with her fellow councillors. In a joint statement, the four councillors said Harvie, when he was Delta’s CAO, prepared a report to council in December 2016 that recommended an end of service benefit be paid to the mayor and councillors upon their departure. Council rejected the first version of the proposal, but a revision brought forward by Harvie in early

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Coun. Sylvia Bishop, Coun. Bruce McDonald, Coun. Jeannie Kanakos and Coun. Robert Campbell held a press conference Tuesday afternoon in Ladner taking issue with statements made by mayoral candidate George Harvie about Delta’s golden handshake. 2017 was unanimously approved by council. Now that he is running for mayor under the Achieving for Delta banner, Harvie has changed his tune, according to the councillors. He recently answered a series of questions posed by the Optimist in which he declared the end of service benefit “was a policy I took great exception to” and stated it is one of the key reasons he is running for mayor. “This isn’t a case of the slates amalgamating on an issue, it’s the five members of council saying that statements made by Mr. Harvie are simply untrue,” said McDonald. Bishop said the statement made by Harvie points to an issue of trust. “Who can you trust and who can you believe?” asked Bishop, who also pointed to the Enviro-

Smart issue. “For me, conferring with my council colleagues, I see this as an election based on an issue of trust. It is never wrong to pursue the truth and when you can work collaboratively it shows true leadership.” Calling the allegations shortsighted and shameful, Harvie said the councillors know the role of city manager is not to argue for or against instructions given unanimously by council, but rather to provide a staff report. He said one of his first actions as mayor would be to request Delta council withdraw the benefit. Council will be discussing a motion to review the golden handshake at its Oct. 15 meeting. The policy sees a one-time payout to council members at the end of their service. It’s based on length of service and is capped at 12 years.

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Delta backs Greencab’s bid to add 14 licences

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It could get easier to catch a cab in Delta. Greencab has applied to grow its fleet by adding 14 cabs to its 109 licences. Greencab’s application to the Passenger Transportation Board is supported by Delta. The provincial government this summer released a report that looked into modernizing the province’s taxi industry. That report recommended, among other things, eliminating municipal boundaries for cabs and increasing the number of taxis on the road by 15 per cent. Meanwhile, when it comes to ride-sharing services, Delta council directed staff to examine the issue but hasn’t taken a formal position. Last fall, provincial Transportation Minister Claire Trevena said her government would study ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft. The government has since pushed back potential implementation until 2019.

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Ladner could be getting another off-leash dog park. Resident Joan Scabar recently asked city hall to repurpose an area adjacent to the Hawthorne Park tennis courts so small dogs could run off-leash. Saying the grassed area has not really been looked after and is rather sparse, she noted in a letter to Delta council all that would be needed is fencing on two sides and a gate. A windscreen installed on the side of the existing tennis court fence could act as an additional separation, she said. Scabar said she has rarely seen anyone on the site. “I have spoken to many of the people I have met while walking my dog and all feel it would be a great idea to have that area for small dogs. Some of them are scared by larger dogs so it would be safer and far more comfortable for them to play and exercise,” she wrote. The request has been forwarded to Delta’s parks, recreation and culture commission.


MAYOR Keeping young families and seniors in Delta Providing more housing options while protecting the character of our neighbourhoods Delta’s distinct neighbourhoods are the strong social fabric of our

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easily — without compromising the character of our neighbourhoods or

community. We absolutely need to protect the character of them — and I am the only candidate for

Road, in particular, is an area where we can get to work right away to start making a difference. I will

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ensure no one gets left behind by working with agencies such

much-needed housing options for young families, seniors, and those who need help.

as Metro Vancouver Housing, the provincial and federal governments, and local builders to ensure we

By working collaboratively with local builders, I will identify opportunities for housing development in town centres, where new residents will be situated in close proximity to local

fill the gaps: housing for rental, seniors looking to downsize, and young families working to enter the market. I will also ensure that homeowners who choose to provide a secondary suite to help offset housing costs can do so

I will also overhaul and completely re-engineer our building permit process with the goal of dramatically reducing red tape and timelines to get projects completed faster. This will result in less cost to the purchaser or renter and will allow the city to more quickly collect property taxes, which we will invest back into Delta’s facilities, infrastructure, and vital community services. Ready to work for you,

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Where fashion is concerned, I’m a bit bewildered. I’d love to up my game and get into the style groove for fall, but frankly, I have no idea what that looks like. (Heck, I don’t even know if “groove” is still a word.) “I could use some new pants for work,” I informed the husband. “I wonder what’s trending this autumn.” The husband shrugged his shoulders. Where style is concerned, he’s not so much bewildered as disinterested. He’s not keen to be on trend, but he is

keen to rock clothes that celebrate his favourite football team. I get the sense that it’s still de rigueur to wear jeans that look like they’ve been through the shredder, but I’m not a rippeddenims kind of gal, and even if I was, I don’t think they’d be suitable for work. I also get the sense that it may be fashionable these days to don trousers — does anyone call them trousers anymore? — that are a tad shorter than those of yesteryear. “Look at that woman’s pants,” I whispered to the husband the other day when we were walking through the mall. “She’s clearly expecting a flood.” “Silly,” he said. “That’s what’s in style.” “How would you know?” I asked. Where jeans are concerned, I’m similarly baffled. These days, you can choose between skinny jeans and slim jeans, which confuses me, given that they sound pretty much the same. And

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Deltapolice conference to inspire girls to set big goals

The Delta Police Department will be holding its inaugural Girls Who Lead conference at Seaquam Secondary in North Delta. Set for Friday, Oct. 19, the day-long event is geared towards women in leadership, but is open to any high school agedstudent in Delta. Guest speakers include a female pilot, doctor, cancer researcher, philanthropist, firefighter (who was a hockey goalie for Team Canada) and police officer. The speakers will present on both professional and personal experiences in the morning, and students will have an opportunity for some hands-on activities in the afternoon, including testing out the police officer physical aptitude test, trying on some firefighter gear and checking out equipment used by paramedics. Delta police will also have female officers who work in K9, emergency response and training on site for the afternoon. “The goal of the day is to leave young women inspired to set big goals for themselves,” said DPD public affairs coordinator Cris Leykauf. Leykauf said the department is proud to be working in partnership with the Delta School District and the Delta Police Foundation to sponsor the event and make it possible to offer the experience for free. The conference is free to Delta high school students who will receive lunch and eight volunteer hour credits. Registration is available online at:

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When you look on a transit map of Metro Vancouver, Delta is where they put the index

Facilitate better communication and collaboration between Delta School Board and Council

For too long, Delta has been underserved when it comes to public transportation services. Enough is enough. It’s time to put Delta on the map. I have taken the bus regularly for many years. I understand the gaps in service, and how to fight for much-needed improvements. Congestion at the Massey Tunnel and Alex Fraser Bridge is horrible. The politicians want us to get out of our cars and take transit – and yet busses to Delta only run by the hour from Richmond after 9:00PM. This is both a disincentive to taking public transit, and a safety concern for our more vulnerable residents. In South Delta, the removal of the 601 bus service direct to downtown has made it harder for seniors and those with disabilities to commute into Vancouver. We pay our fair share into the system, and yet we are constantly shortchanged. If elected, I will fight for the public transit improvements that Delta deserves.

As stewards of millions of dollars in public funds, Delta council and school board trustees are accountable to the voters and taxpayers. As elected officials entrusted with assessing risks, ensuring care, education and the health and safety of our children; they are responsible to parents, teachers and the community-at-large. While school board and council have their own strategic plans, I will focus on determining ways to be more efficient in the areas where they overlap. My endeavour will be to find new, collaborative and creative approaches to deliver key priorities in view of current fiscal realities. I will do this affordably by working with a renewed Achieving for Delta school board, who has pledged to engage Delta Council to take responsibility of playing fields; which will allow them to ensure that every provincial dollar provided to the school board is invested back into the classroom – not on facility upgrades. We will do this on time, on budget, and soon – because Delta can’t wait.

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South Park Elementary staff and students have

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With the help of an artist from Mission, students, parents and staff have created a mural at South Park Elementary in Tsawwassen.

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Principal Taj Reel said the project, spearheaded by the South Park parent advisory council, has been several years in the making. “Last year we found an artist and began the process of designing the mural,” said Reel. “Through consultation with parents, students, staff and the mural artist, we came up with a design that connected positively to the community, its aboriginal history and to the amazing landscape.” The artist, Dean Lauze, and his son Josh are from Mission. Reel said they have both worked very hard to bring the mural to life. “As part of the mural painting process, every South Park student had an opportunity to paint the mural,” said Reel. “Our parents, students and staff feel very proud of this legacy project that has connected our entire school community.”

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Sophia Valcamp got hands-on demonstrations of the workings of the Delta Fire Department last Friday as Chief-For-A-Day. The 10-year-old won a contest that received hundreds of entries from Delta schools. The jampacked day began with the youngster being picked up at her school in a fire truck and taken to a local fire hall where the duty crew gave her a presentation. She met Mayor Lois Jackson, who took her to breakfast, and fire Chief Paul Scholfield.

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Biologist to talk about snow geese at Reifel

The next program in the Fraser River Discovery Centre’s BioDiversity Speaker Series will take place this Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary on Westham Island. The Return of the Snow Geese and other Migratory Birds to the Fraser River will feature a walk-andtalk led by SFU professor Dr. Rob Butler. “Thousands of migratory birds spend time in the Fraser Basin each year, including the famous Canadian snow geese,” said Stephen Bruyneel, executive director of the Fraser River Discovery Centre. “We feel very fortunate that Dr. Rob Butler will be join us for what should be a fun and fascinating afternoon looking at these geese and other birds.” Butler is an adjunct professor of biological sciences at SFU. An ornithologist, author, filmmaker and artist, he has spent 40 years researching birds, mostly with the Canadian Wildlife Service as a biologist. Tickets to the event are $5 per person or $15 per family, and include entrance to the bird sanctuary. They can be purchased in advance at

Gardeners learn what not to do

South Delta Garden Club members will learn common garden mistakes and how to overcome, or even avoid, them at their upcoming monthly meeting. Guest speaker Amanda Jarrett will share knowledge from more than 20 years in the horticultural business when she visits the club on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Jarrett is a landscape designer who troubleshoots garden woes while showing others how to “make it better.” When not designing gardens for clients, she writes about gardening, often illustrated by her landscape and plant photographs. The South Delta Garden Club meeting takes place at 7 p.m. at the Ladner Christian Reformed Church, 4594-54A St. Membership is $20 per year; guests are $5 (may be applied to membership).

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I am passionate about keeping the City of Delta safe

The commitment from the men and women of the Delta Police Department and Delta Fire Department is one of the main reasons why Delta was chosen the fourth best city in the Lower Mainland. As a police officer and retired Sgt with the Delta Police Department, I am committed to supporting our excellent programs and efforts surrounding high risk youth, mental health and domestic violence. The Achieving for Delta platform includes establishing a Public Safety Committee. Working collaboratively with public safety leaders we will consult and provide feedback on initiatives that will continue to keep this community safer. With the legalization of marijuana, it is important that we study the impacts, understand the challenges and work together to protect our youth. Delta brings together the best first responders in all the lower mainland, they care because many of them live and raise their families in Delta. I appreciate your support on October 20th.

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The time is now to replace the Massey Tunnel

As your Mayor, I have worked tirelessly in an effort to replace the George Massey Tunnel. At city hall, we’ve combed through 14,000 pages of engineering reports and there has been over 3 years of consultation with 3000 participants. The conclusion is clear; a bridge is the most cost-effective way to solve BC’s worst traffic congestion issue. Below are a few reasons why a bridge is the best option:

● No loss of farm land; no impact to the Fraser River or fish ● 35% reduction of traffic accidents; a safer and quicker route for all First Responders ● More efficient transit options such as: rapid bus lane; future expansion of light rail ● More people using transit leads to a reduction of 13,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases Bottom line: The Massey Tunnel must be replaced with a bridge and this must happen NOW. As a member of your next Delta Council I will ensure that we continue to work collaboratively with the Provincial and Federal government to get the bridge built. I appreciate your support on October, 20th.

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The Delta Museum and Archives Society is launching a fundraising campaign to purchase Arrival at Port Guichon by acclaimed local marine artist John Horton. The oil painting would then be turned over to the City of Delta to be displayed in a prominent location in a Delta facility.

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The Delta Museum and Archives Society is launching a fundraising campaign to ensure a piece of Delta’s past is preserved for the future. Former Delta mayor Doug Husband and former Citizen of the Year Mike Owen are spearheading a campaign to purchase a significant oil painting, Arrival at Port Guichon by acclaimed local marine artist John Horton. Horton’s original paintings are in private, corporate and government collections world-wide. The painting, inspired by a 1903 photograph in the Delta Archives, brings to life Delta’s early industrial marine his-

tory. Horton dramatically captured Port Guichon in its heyday by featuring the Vancouver Island ferry Victorian, the British sailing ship Forteviot, the Victoria Terminal rail line and several buildings constructed by prominent citizen Laurent Guichon. Husband said the idea around the campaign started last year when they came to an agreement with Horton that he would give them time to raise the money to buy the painting and then donate it to the City of Delta. The campaign’s goal is $50,000, with Horton donating $20,000 to the Delta Museum and Archives Society. Husband said the society has identified a number of potential donors

and are in the process of sending them all letters about the campaign. It is also being promoted on Facebook and the society’s website. “It’s a gorgeous painting and John is highly regarded internationally. He has been very generous in terms of us finding the time to raise the funds so the painting can stay here in Delta,” said Husband. “This painting depicts a huge part of Delta’s marine history. We just want to preserve it.” If you would like to donate to the campaign, cheques payable to the City of Delta should be mailed to Doug Husband, 6297 Crescent Place, Delta, B.C., V4K 4V2. All donations over $100 will be issued a tax receipt.

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Libraries to get Frank

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was first published anonymously in 1818 and has never been out of print since. In honour of the 200th anniversary, Delta libraries will be celebrating all things Frankenstein throughout October and particularly during Frankenweek (Oct. 24 to 31). Escape from Dr. Frankenstein’s Laboratory will be held from 1 to 4:45 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19 at the Tsawwassen Library. Dr. Frankenstein has created a monster and is ready for the final piece — a brain! Do you have what it takes to stop the evil Dr. Frankenstein from bringing his monstrosity to life? Teams of two to four will use science to solve the clues, find the brain and escape the notorious laboratory. Program is for ages 10 to 14. If you are eight years or older, come to the Ladner Pioneer Library on Monday, Oct. 22 between 2 and 4 p.m. to transform into Dr. Frankenstein and create your own Frankenstuffie using recycled stuffed toys. Registration is required. There will be a free screening of Frankenstein’s Daughter at all Delta libraries. This campy 1958 low-budget horror movie will be shown at the George Mackie Library on Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Tsawwassen Library on Monday, Oct. 29 and at the Ladner Pioneer Library on Tuesday, Oct. 30. All screenings are at 7 p.m.

Fill the cupboard

Deltassist is asking for help to replenish its emergency food cupboard. The emergency food cupboard is one of Deltassist’s many programs and depends on donations to keep going. Here is what is most needed: • Dry pasta and pasta sauce • Peanut butter • Rice • Cereal • Canned vegetables and canned fruit • Fruit juice Deltassist isn’t a food bank but is a source of food in an emergency. The organization also offers information on where free and low cost goods may be obtained in the community. Donations will be accepted at Deltassist’s North Delta office, 9097 Scott Rd.

Vote Oct. 20

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Delta needs more housing options for young families and seniors

It has been a privilege to call Ladner my home, especially now as the Metro Vancouver housing crisis has forced many of our loved ones out of Delta. I’ve seen too many of my friends and family leave because Delta has fewer rental units, starter homes and options for those looking to downsize. We need more housing options for everyone in Delta, including those with lower incomes and disabilities. We can take the lead to advance initiatives like co-op housing and being at the forefront of these opportunities is something I am passionate about. As a member of your next Delta Council I will advocate for my generations housing needs and for those who feel they have no voice at all. The character of our neighbourhoods is what makes Delta feel like home and it should not be compromised. This strong character and sense of community is why I want to ensure all of us have the opportunity to enjoy this great city. I appreciate your support on October 20th.

I’ve hit the streets, talked to Delta residents and I’m listening We can all agree, Delta is the best city in the Lower Mainland to call home. I’ve been a proud North Delta resident for 36 years and during this time I’ve seen this city transform and grow. We’ve invested in Parks & Rec facilities, advanced First Responder training and turned Delta into one of the safest communities in Canada. When I put my name forward to be part of this race, I knew I needed to hear from you. Since mid-summer, I’ve spent countless hours knocking on the doors of residents in North Delta, Ladner and Tsawwassen. The overwhelming feedback confirms that residents approve of the Achieving for Delta platform. We need to: ● Keep young families and seniors in Delta by providing more housing options ● Continue investing in our seniors; expanding programs and our existing bus services ● Invest more in our parks, facilities and engage in local community events Delta needs a council that speaks for the residents. I am committed to continuing to listen and represent you by putting Delta residents first. I appreciate your support on Oct 20th.

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Around Town Burn opens season for Sidekick

The Sidekick Players Club raises the curtain on its 22nd season tonight when it begins a three-week run of Burn at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre. The new murder mystery by Ottawa playwright John Muggleton will kick off an all-Canadian season for the local theatre company. Burn runs from Oct. 11 to Oct. 27 with shows Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. There will also be 2 p.m. matinees on Oct. 14 and 21. Tickets can be bought in advance by calling 604-288-2415.

Paul Pigat to play Genesis

An evening of country blues and classic honky tonk is coming to Genesis Theatre this Saturday. Paul Pigat and his band Cousin Harley will bring a mix of topnotch roots music, from introspective country blues to classic honky tonk to rockabilly rippers, all in the old tradition. General admission tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show are $20. Purchase online at: or call 604-940-5550.

Artists Eyes at Gallery 1710

The South Delta Artists Guild’s newest exhibit, Artists Eyes, opens today at Gallery 1710 in Tsawwassen and will be on view until Sunday, Oct. 28. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.., Thursday to Sunday.

Grab & Go

Are you adventurous enough to check out a bag of books sight unseen? If that’s the case, then your books are ready at your local library. All Fraser Valley Regional Library branches are now offering Grab & Go bags for teens, adults and children in a variety of genres. Just choose your favourite genre, check out and go. For more details on these and other events, go to or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook. com/TheDeltaOptimist


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It’s team building at its finest Delta Gymnastics to host ninth annual Sport Showdown later this month Superheroes will be featured in the ninth annual Delta Gymnastics Sport Showdown, which is being billed as the ultimate team building experience. Delta Gymnastics opens its doors annually to community groups and organizations to find out for themselves that play is for all ages. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, Oct. 27. “Sport Showdown began as a creative way to get adults from our community to try to bond with each other through active play and gymnasticsbased activities which provide a foundation for active living, long-term athletic skills and new ways to move your body,” said Delta Gymnastics executive director Ana Arciniega. The theme of this year’s event is all about being a superhero. “The stations may include obstacle courses, building a foam cube tower, a fun dress-up or other physical activities,” explained Arciniega. Participants can select from two categories, each with its own trophy: Power to the People for those who just want to have fun and Full Throttle for those type “A” people who need a harder challenge and love the spirit of competition.

“Even the best teams need bonding experiences to improve communication, morale, motivation and, most importantly, camaraderie,” said Arciniega. “And by teams we mean corporate, family, sports or organizational groups that want to strengthen their relationships and add to their bank of memories.” Any group can put together a team of eight to 12 people of any age or ability level. Cost is $25 per participant. Past teams have ranged from the Delta Police Department and Rotary Club of Tsawwassen to Delta View Habilitation Centre and Thrifty Foods. Interested teams must confirm participation in either Power to the People (3:30 to 6 p.m.) or Full Throttle (5 to 7:30 p.m.) by Oct. 19 by emailing or by calling 604-943-0460. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Dubbed the ultimate team building experience, the ninth annual Sport Showdown is set for Saturday, Oct. 27.

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Local artist and health practitioner Meg Neufeld has been selected to be a part of an international art project. Along with her husband, Neufeld runs Alongside You, an integrated health clinic in Ladner. She is also a regular contributor to the Optimist through her An Art Full Life column. Recently she found out that two of her art pieces had been chosen to be displayed internationally on the U.S. East Coast in an online art project called Champions of Science: The Art of Ending Stigma. “This is a global project aimed at enhancing the conversation about elimi-

nating stigma while calling out the importance of scientific insights about mental illnesses,” said Neufeld. “The goal is to encourage people to demonstrate how art can help transcend mental illnesses and lead to a better understanding of them, to empower individuals to become champions of science by offering education about the biological basis of mental illnesses, with the goal of increasing acceptance, fostering compassion, and combating discrimination once and for all.” Neufeld said she found out about the project through social media and a friend who suggested she enter a couple of pieces. “I didn’t think too much

about it until they contacted me,” she recalled. “There were more than 200 submissions. It resonated with people so I’m really encouraged by that.” Her pieces, along with other selected submissions, will be turned into banners and will appear at the Scientific Symposium on the Neurobiology of Mental Illness in New York, the Breaking the Chains of Stigma award ceremony in New York City and a public health conference organized by Philadelphia Mural Arts. The competition is sponsored by Janssen’s and Johnson & Johnson Innovation. “This project reflects Janssen’s and Johnson &

discrimination related to medical conditions where stigma prevents people from seeking the attention, support and care required to manage their condition,” she said. “My husband and I SUBMITTED PHOTO have been Local artist and health practitioner working Meg Neufeld has been selected to be a part of an international art project in hard to promote art and the United States. health and Johnson Innovation’s goal the benefits to continue to help people of it. We are excited that and communities all over we are able to move in this the world end stigma and direction.”

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Nothing wishy-washy about this watercolour painting The South Delta Artists Guild often ends its monthly meetings with a demonstration by an accomplished artist. This month, artist Marney-Rose Edge captured beautiful skies in watercolour. Watercolour is inclined to be a wishy-washy medium if the depth of colour is weak. Edge scooped up a saturated brush of colour and boldly added brilliant reds and blues which blended to form colour at its best. She has been chosen for Splash, a premier yearly publication featuring the best of watercolour with Canadian and American artists. You can view her work at Regular meetings of the guild keep local artists informed about shows and workshops. There are two new workshops this fall which are open to anyone with an artistic bent. Artist Michael King


Marney-Rose Edge is flanked by Laurel Johnson and Geof Hacker. presents Improving your Paintings with Principles I’ve Learned the Hard Way on Oct. 13 and 14, while Jack Turpin, an accomplished poet and artist, presents From Journal to Easel — An Adventure in Whimsy on Nov. 3 and 4. Contact the guild at www.southdeltaartistsguild for supply lists and workshop times. Workshops are held in the guild’s studio workroom which has with plenty of table space for participants. Guild members’ work is always on view

at Delta Hospital, the Delta Medical Center, the Tsawwassen Medical Center and Beach Grove Golf Club, although the group lost another venue with the closing of the Delta Town & Country Inn. It also has an extensive number of matted works, both original and prints, in bins at Gallery 1710 in Tsawwassen. The guild’s next show, Artists Eyes, opens today and will be on display until Oct. 29 at Gallery 1710. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday to Sunday.

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Actor is driving the ladies wild at Metro Theatre SDSS grad Cameron Thomson is Sir Lancelot IAN JACQUES

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Theatre lovers in South Delta have extra incentive to do some early Christmas shopping by securing tickets to Metro Theatre’s Christmas panto production King Arthur’s Court. Cameron Thomson of Tsawwassen has a starring role in the production, playing Sir Lancelot, who is described as a very, very French young man who drives the ladies of the court wild with desire. He is one of a group of very funny Knights of the Round Table. The show starts on Dec. 14, but tickets go on sale Oct. 15. Metro Theatre suggests buying tickets well in advance as this Christmas Panto is one of its most popular shows of the year. Thomson started acting in Grade 8 at the Equinox Theatre at South

Cameron Thomson Delta Secondary. His first play was Annie where he played three roles. “Acting, singing and dancing defined my time at high-school as I was in all but one of the productions in my time there,” he said. “After Annie was The Sound of Music where I played Friedrich Von Trapp. Next was Beauty and the Beast where I played the Beast and after that I played the King of Hearts in my Grade 12 year production of Alice in Wonderland.” After high school he fulfilled a childhood dream of acting on the

Metro Theatre stage in a pantomime playing Robin Hood in Robin Hood and Marion. “This year I auditioned for the pantomime again, but I wasn’t alone, my mother Christine joined me. I landed the role of Sir Lancelot and my mom got in as a part of the ensemble,” he said. After seeing her son in Robin Hood and Marion, she thought it might be fun to try out herself. She found the auditioning process pretty unnerving. Tickets can be purchased at: tickets@ or by calling the box office at 604-266-7191. The show runs Dec. 14 to Jan. 5. Evening performances are at 7:30 p.m. while there are nine matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $28 for adults and $18 for children for the evening shows and $32 for adults and $20 for children for the matinee shows.






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Live Green

Most manufacturers now offering hybrid models

If you want a vehicle that provides energyefficient transportation, produces few emissions, is quiet and reduces reliance on petroleum products, a hybrid or electric vehicle is probably the right choice. A mere 17 years ago hybrid cars were hard to come by, with the Honda Insight and the Toyota Prius being the most widely available models. Today, there are more hybrids and electric vehicles than ever before. In 2018, U.S. News & World Report was able to list 18 of its favourite picks of hybrid and electric cars — and this was just in the “priced below $30,000” range. Widespread availability (most major car manufacturers offer one or more hybrid models) and major environmental and economic benefits have made hybrids attractive to a wide range of people. While there are many similarities between hybrid and electric vehicles and gasoline-

powered cars and trucks, there are certain differences that prospective hybrid buyers may want to learn before they begin shopping. The average hybrid costs more up front than the equivalent gas model. However, the long-term fuel savings associated with hybrids can mitigate those upfront costs. If money is a concern, do the math when comparing models to see which hybrid vehicle will provide a shorter payback range in fuel savings over initial investment price. A hybrid vehicle may be advantageous over an electric vehicle for certain reasons. According to Consumer Reports, even though electric motors are three times as efficient as gasoline engines, gasoline provides much more energy in a given model — and does so at less cost than vehicles that need batteries and electric storage solutions. Hybrids offer the best of both worlds, in

that they can use electricity when it is most efficient, and have the power of a gas engine when practical. Check to see if a hybrid is a full hybrid or mild hybrid, which provides limited electric assist to bolster fuel economy. Plug-in hybrids are other options. These vehicles allow drivers to plug in to recharge the vehicle’s batteries and maximize its usage of electricity. Once the battery is depleted, or during longer trips, the engine turns on to generate electricity. Research the types of hybrids and decide what aligns best with your driving habits. The vast majority of hybrids use automatic transmissions and will feature battery and fuel-usage meters so that drivers can keep track of energy usage, helping to develop smarter driving habits in the process. Hybrids work quite well with city driving, but can provide considerable fuel savings on the highway.

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Hardscaping refers to the elements in a landscape that aren’t living, such as paths, walls and fences.

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Plants, grass and other items can improve curb appeal, but homeowners should not overlook hardscaping. Hardscaping is an industry term that refers to the non-living features of a landscape. These features can include everything from decks to walkways to ornamental boulders. Introducing paths or paver walls to a property helps develop that home’s hardscape. Hardscape and soft elements often work in concert to create inspiring landscape designs. DIY landscape designers can heed certain tips to make the most of hardscape features on their properties: Choose materials As with many landscaping projects, homeowners must first determine what types of additions they would like on their properties. Common hardscape features include patios, decks, walkways of pavers or bricks, and retaining walls. Hardscape elements can be functional or simply decorative features that add whimsy to the yard.

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In addition to spending money to improve their homes, many homeowners are spending their time on projects as well. While DIY projects can provide a sense of fulfillment and personal attachment to one’s home, prospective do-it-yourselfers should ask themselves some questions before picking up their hammers and getting to work. Do I have any physical limitations? No matter how much home improvement television shows may simplify projects, prospective DIYers should know that such undertakings are typically very difficult and oftentimes physically demanding. Homeowners with existing health conditions or other physical limitations may not be capable of performing certain tasks or may need to take frequent breaks, which can delay projects. Do I have the time? Many home improvement projects require a significant amount of time to complete. Homeowners whose time is already stretched thin with commitments to work and/or family may not be able to complete projects within a reasonable amount of time. That’s fine if working on a part of the home that won’t affect daily life, but can prove stressful or problematic if the project is in a room, such as a kitchen or bathroom, that residents of the home use each day. Novice DIYers should be especially honest with themselves about the time they have available to work on the project. Can I afford it? While DIY might seem more affordable than hiring a contractor, that’s not necessarily true. Novice DIYers may need to buy or rent tools, costs that


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Although home improvement projects may seem simple on television, sometimes it’s best to leave them to the professionals. can add up. Contractors already have the tools necessary to begin and complete projects, so the cost savings of DIY might not be as significant as homeowners think. Before going the DIY route, homeowners should solicit estimates from contractors, comparing the estimates to how much a project will cost if homeowners do it themselves. Can I go it alone? Many home improvement projects require more than one set of hands, and it’s risky and even foolish for first-time DIYers to assume they can begin a project and see it through to completion entirely on their

own. Homeowners whose spouses, partners, friends or relatives are willing to chip in may think that’s enough. However, the DIY skills of those who volunteer may be a mystery until the project begins. Novice DIYers should enlist the help of a friend or family member with home improvement experience. If no such person is available, it may be wise to hire a contractor instead. Home improvement projects may seem simple on television. But prospective do-it-yourselfers must make honest assessments of their skills, time and budgets before taking on a DIY project.

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Some homes are seemingly built for entertaining, while others might need a little help to make them more fit for hosting dinner, holiday gatherings or an evening with friends. Overall, one-quarter of people entertain guests in their home either daily or weekly across the globe. One-third entertain monthly, according to findings from GFK Insights. People who open their homes to loved ones might want to make some modifications to their spaces to improve the experience for all involved: • Tame the clutter. Look for ways to reduce clutter in rooms where entertaining takes place. Built-ins with bookshelves and cabinets can hide electronics and wayward toys or collectibles. Focus attention on the entryway, hanging hooks for collecting coats, keys and shoes, so they do not overrun the foyer. Remove any knickknacks or other breakable items from shelves or on coffee tables to free up more space.

A few improvements around the house can make entertaining more comfortable for hosts and their guests. • Improve conversation seating. Arrange tables and chairs to create conversation nooks for guests who want to talk and get to know one another better. Consider moving out big

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Annual Fall Fair now in 35th year The pies come in varied flavours, including peach, strawberry rhubarb, apple, plum and berry. A bake table will have banana and pumpkin loaves, brownies, shortbread, butter tarts, muffins and fudge prepared by the church’s bakers. The craft tables will have an array of interesting items made by the hands of church members. There will be plants, books and items from Granny’s Attic as well. A café will offer turkey chili, hot dogs, crepes, beef

The 35th annual Tsawwassen United Church Fall Fair has something for everyone. Volunteers have been working hard to make this year’s fair, set for Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the best one yet. A favourite each year are the pies — frozen and ready to bake. A group of ladies has worked for many years to prepare pies, and as members feel they can no longer help out with the fair, other ladies have stepped up to fill their places.


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A Parkinson’s support group meeting will be held on Monday, Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at KinVillage in Tsawwassen. The group is for people living with Parkinson’s and/or people who care for them. For more information call Gloria at 604-948-0156. Delta Spinners & Weavers invite you to join them on the third Monday of each

month. Bring your creative spirit to be encouraged as a beginner or reacquaint yourself with these traditions in a casual setting at Kirkland House, 4140 Arthur Dr., at their next meeting on Monday, Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. Email: for more information. Feeling confused about the electoral reform referendum? Come to an information session on Tuesday, Oct. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ladner Community Centre. This event is hosted by the local Council of Canadians chapter with guest speakers from Fair Vote Canada and Dogwood. Love to create art while

spreading happiness to those around you? Kids are invited to #BeKind – Random Acts of Kindness on Tuesday, Oct. 16 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Ladner Pioneer Library. Brighten a stranger’s day by leaving messages of support, hope and encouragement in art form around our community. The South Delta Garden Club meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of most months at Ladner Christian Reformed Church, 459454A St. Amanda Jarrett will speak about common garden mistakes on Oct. 16. Membership is $20 per year. Guests are $5 (may be applied to membership).

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Community The Probus Club of South Delta, a non-profit club for retired and semi-retired people who wish to gather with others to enjoy learning and fellowship, will hold its monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Beach Grove Golf Club. It will hear from mayoral candidates for Delta. All members and their guests are welcome. Call Dick Williams at 604-940-6542 for information. Are you providing care and/or support for a family member or friend who is in poor health, is frail elderly or has a disability or chronic disease causing dependency? The South Delta Caregivers’ Network is offering an education series and support group starting Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. once a week for six weeks. Cost is $40. Topics covered include caregiver stress, communication techniques, role and lifestyle changes, accessing community resources, and legal and financial issues. To register call Laurie at 604-943-3921, Sylvia at 604-943-7596 or the Centre for Supportive Care at 604-948-0660. The South Delta Newcomers meets on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7:15 p.m. at the Kiwanis Longhouse Gallery, 1710-56th St., Tsawwassen. Award-winning writer Aaron Chapman, who has an in-depth knowledge of Vancouver’s entertainment history with a special interest in the city’s after dark history and underbelly, will present his book - The Last Gang in Town: The Epic Story of the Vancouver Police vs. The Clark Park Gang. Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions is a free six-week workshop at McKee Seniors Recreation Centre on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon from Oct. 18 to Nov. 22. Self-management strategies for healthy eating, exer-

cise and dealing with stress will be discussed. Persons with any ongoing health condition and caregivers welcome. Register with UVic at 604-940-1273 or www.

SENIORS ElderCollege Delta courses are filling up fast but there is still room in some: iPad courses on Ebooks and Web Browsing; Editing Photos from your Camera or Phone; Stress Reduction; Solo Travel; Middle East Update; First Nations Health Authority; Science and Ethics; Violin in the Swing Era; and Images of Motherhood in Art History. An invitation is also extended to all for a free showing of the film Plastic Ocean and for upcoming special presentations ($10 membership required) Delta Geology and Geologic Hazards and Murder and Myth: Jack the Ripper and the Royal Family. For details and to register go to ElderCollege Delta/ KinVillage or call 604-9430262. Shari’s Saturday Social will be held on Oct. 13 at KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen. Doors open at 7 p.m., dancing from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Dance to a wide variety of CD music including waltz, jive, mambo, etc. The theme is Safari. $12 for members, $14 for non-members (includes midevening assorted goodies). Tickets available at the door. McKee Seniors Recreation Centre hosts Dancin’ in the Country on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon with line dancing and social dancing to new and classic country music. Tickets are $7 and available at McKee or at the door. Cash concession available. KinVillage Travel hosts

a trip to the Parq Casino in Vancouver on Thursday, Oct. 18. Cost is $9. Bus leaves White Spot in Tsawwassen at 9 a.m. and McKee Seniors Recreation Centre in Ladner at 9:15 a.m. It returns at approximately 3:30 p.m. Call 604-943-0225. There will be a Harvest Luncheon at 12:15 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19 at KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen. Suede Dogs will provide the entertainment. Tickets are $14 for members, $16 for non-members. Call 604-943-0225.


The McKee Seniors Recreation Centre, 5155-47th Ave., Ladner, is hosting a free Lyme disease workshop on Monday, Oct. 22 at 1:30 p.m. March Hare Showband Presents Thru The Decades 60s and 70s on Friday, Oct. 26 at KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen. Doors open at 7 p.m., dancing from 8 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Call 604-9430225.

SPECIAL EVENTS Tsawwassen United Church is hosting a Fall Fair on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be crafts, baking, books, silent auction, plants, preserves, luncheon, South Delta’s famous fruit pies, jewelry and more. Take part in a free tour to see firsthand how Delta is a gateway to Canada’s trade with the world. Tours on Saturday, Oct. 13 and Tuesday, Oct. 16. For details or to register, go to www. or call the Port of Vancouver Delta Community Office at 604-665-9635.

St. Andrew’s Church will be hosting a day of teaching and workshops at the Tsawwassen Alliance Church hall on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will focus on the healing of past hurts through God’s grace and mercy. Early bird registration fee is $15 (until Oct. 15); after that time it’s $20. Register online at: or call 604-9088735. For more information, call Rev. Danielle Martell at 604-613-8432.

Experienced band teachers Curt Jantzen and Margaret Behenna are once again offering two band classes on Thursdays, one for beginners (3:15 to 4:15 p.m.) and the other for advanced players (4:30 to 5:30 p.m.) for children in grades 4 to 8. Children with one or more years of band experience are eligible to enroll in the advanced program. The program is taught at Hawthorne Elementary in Ladner starting Oct. 11. For more information call Margaret at 604-946-7304 or Curt at 604-946-2309. If you love music and have a brass, woodwind or percussion instrument, then join Loades of Music Concert Band. Share the joy of making music with other adult musicians. Annual fee is $50 with regular attendance and home practice encouraged. Cultivate a love of playing band music every Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Saviour Lutheran Church, 4737-57th St., Ladner. Contact The Coming Events column is published every Thursday as a community service. If you have a non-profit event, e-mail (events@delta-optimist. com), mail or drop off the details to the Optimist by 3 p.m. Monday. Submissions are subject to space limitations.

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The Delta Sports Hall of Fame has announced its Sports Champions winners — recognizing excellence and contribution in athletics over the past year. The winners will be honoured at a gala banquet on Oct. 26 at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn. The evening’s festivities will also include the induction of the newest members to the Delta Sports Hall of Fame. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased until Oct. 19 by calling Rick or Carlene at 604-943-0469. Here’s a brief look at the Sports Champions winners: Youth Athlete Jarvis Dashkewytch Rugby Dashkewytch took his promising career to the Canadian Sports School in Victoria this past school year where he continued to solidify his status as one of the country’s top up-and-coming players. As a member of the U18 Team Canada Rugby Sevens, his team finished fourth at the Youth Commonwealth Games in Bahamas, competed at the World Student Games in Auckland, NZ, and the Youth Olympic Games Qualification in Las Vegas where he served as team captain. In addition to his time with the Sevens, Dashkewytch was also a member of the U18 Team Canada Rugby 15s for their Hong Kong 2018 tour. When he wasn’t in national team colours, he served as captain for Team B.C. that finished second at the U18 Rugby Sevens Nationals in Vancouver. Brendan Guraliuk Field Hockey This Delta Falcons product continues his rapid progress with the national field hockey program. Last spring, he captained the Canadian U18 team to a bronze medal at the Pan Am Qualification Tournament, which resulted in a berth for this month’s Youth Olympic Games in Argentina. Guraliuk was also invited to train with the senior men’s

national team and earn his first international cap in a match against China. He is now a carded athlete and juggles his national team commitments with attending UBC and even finds the time to coach and umpire with his hometown Falcons. Rowan Childs Field Hockey Just like his longtime teammate and friend, Childs has established himself as a top up-and-coming player with the national team program. At just 16, he was the youngest player named to the Canadian team for the Junior World Cup. That achievement earned him B.C. Field Hockey’s U23 Player of the Year Award. He will be one of the counted leaders for the next tournament in 2020. Childs is also is on the Canadian team at the Youth Olympic Games and credits his work ethic for his success. “Just making sure I never give up. I’m always putting in 100 percent every single time.” The UBC student’s future goals include winning a medal at the Youth Olympics this fall and playing for Canada at the Olympics.” Athlete Devy Dyson Gymnastics This Ladner resident and Delta Gymnastics member has taken advantage of his dual citizenship to compete for New Zealand on the international stage. Dyson finished eighth overall at the 2018 Elite Canada competition in Quebec and sixth at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia. Dyson is a unique athlete that has been able to balance his work as an engineer in mining extraction and will soon compete at the upcoming World Cup in Qatar and the World Championships in Germany this fall. Hayley McKelvey Water Polo This Seaquam graduate started playing water polo when she was nine and was a member of the

Sports Champions winners include (from top clockwise) Rowan Childs, Devy Dyson, Gurpreet Shohi and Jarvis Dashkewytch. Canadian senior national team by the time she was 16. She is the youngest girl from B.C. to ever play with the national team. McKelvey concluded her collegiate career at the University of Southern California where she helped the Trojans win the NCAA national championship for the second time in three years. At the international level she played for Canada at the 2017 FISU University Games and the 2018 FINA World Championships.

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Gurpreet Sohi Water Polo Another Seaquam graduate who has been playing water polo since she was nine and a member of the national team for the past eight years. Sohi took her career to Stanford University where she was a three-time ACWPC All Academic winner and helped the Cardinals won national titles in 2014 and 2015. CHAMPIONS see page 44

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The Delta Islanders were reminded of their special 2016 season one more time with three key members from that team selected in the National Lacrosse League Entry Draft in Philadelphia. Heading the local flavour was Reece Callies going 13th overall to the Calgary Roughnecks. The 6-foot-7 transition standout concluded his collegiate career last spring with Colorado Mesa University and also plays in the Western Lacrosse Association with the Langley Thunder. Another key defender from the Islanders’ championship run was Nate Wade who was taken 29th overall by the recently re-branded Vancouver Warriors. The Victoria native played collegiately for Tusculum University in Tennessee and recently wrapped up his sophomore season in the WLA with the Nanaimo

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The South Delta Sun Devils find themselves in familiar territory but with a different formula than what has put them among the top ranked senior girls volleyball teams in the province for the better part of a decade. Three straight B.C. titles from 2012-14 has been followed by consecutive appearances at the showcase tournament thanks mainly to volleyball first athletes who play during the club season too. This edition is led by players who also thrive in other sports but are still more than comfortable playing at a high level. That was evident last week in Cloverdale where the Sun Devils went toe-to-toe with the Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers in an early season league battle of top 10 ranked 4A schools. The No. 4 Panthers rallied to win the first set 25-23 and used their superior size to also win the next two — 25-20 and 25-14. Despite the sweep there were still plenty of encouraging signs of what this group is capable of. “Unlike some of our previous teams, these girls aren’t destined for post-secondary volleyball. They are just athletes,” said


Monica Muszynski and the South Delta Sun Devils battled Lord Tweedsmuir last week in Cloverdale in an early season showdown of top 10 ranked schools. South Delta head coach Dan Burgess. “You got kids who are just really athletic and a lot of their success comes from their familiarity with each other.” The Sun Devils’ defence was

outstanding — digging balls out of the Tweedsmuir gym floor for much of the night — thanks to that athleticism. The difference between the teams was the Panthers’ signifi-

cant size advantage at the net and that’s something the Devils are going to have to deal with much of the season against the top teams. The good news is they are

going to get plenty of practice thanks to an extremely tough Tier One West League that also features top 10 ranked Earl Marriott and Seaquam. “When we fall out of our system, they are digging balls that are incredible. We just don’t have the kids who can consistently put it away. You basically hope your ground defence is going to get the job done in the backcourt,” continued Burgess. His roster of 15 players includes four starters from a year ago — Michaela Hayes, Megan Hendrickson, Sarah Waterfall and Breanne Gallagher. Gemma Thomas and Olivia Wickett also were a significant part of the rotation. These Grade 12s won silver at the junior provincials two years ago. Carrying nine Grade 11s bodes well for next season. “We scramble very well but you can also see we don’t play during the club season so that’s where a team like Tweedsmuir has a little bit more technical superiority,” added Burgess. “We have to rely on our athleticism and hope it carries us. I think it will.” The Sun Devils’ league matches are Oct. 15 against Southridge and Oct. 24 against Elgin Park. Both are 7:30 p.m. starts.

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Masters Athlete Landon Kitagawa Field Hockey This Tsawwassen resident had the opportunity to represent his country on Canada’s National Masters team that competed in the 2018 Exin Master’s 50+ World Cup in Spain. Kitagawa’s exposure to field hockey is relatively recent. It started as a parent on the sidelines watching his sons 15 years ago. Motivated to play alongside them in a men’s league, he stepped onto the field eight years later for the Falcons. It took a series of tryouts to earn his spot on the national team. His inspired play at the World Cup earned him his team’s most improved player award. Volunteer Fred Wells Fastpitch This Ladner resident has enjoyed a remarkable 45-year run coaching and volunteering for girls fastpitch in his hometown. Along the way their has been plenty of success as a coach and significant developments too like helping to bring together Delta’s three softball associations. More recently, he teamed up with fellow longtime coach and friend Doug Harris to start up a mentorship program that focuses on character development for players and the importance of giving back.

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4671 Arthur Drive The Lambert Residence (1916). Beautifully restored heritage home. Over 12,000 sq ft lot. 3 beds, 1.5 baths. $1,198,000

BOB Chancey

Personal Real Estate Corporation


OPEN SATURDAY 2:00 - 4:00 5272 Laburnum Park Place Adult oriented neighbourhood. 3 bedroom, 2 bath rancher. Bright & spacious. Walking distance to shops. $899,900

LINDA Chancey

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4560 West River Road, Ladner Beautiful 2 year young custom built home. 2,500 square feet boasts huge gourmet kitchen. $1,199,000

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OPEN SUNDAY 12:00 - 1:00 4613 54 Street Stunning home. Move right in to this fully renovated 3 bed, 2 bath home in a quiet, central location. NEW LISTING $1,299,000

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JUST LISTED OPEN SUNDAY 2:00 - 4:00 #209-4811 53 St. Meticulous & beautiful 1201 sq. ft. 2 bdrm condo with a huge deck in desirable Ladner Pointe. $539,000

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OPEN SUNDAY 2:00 - 4:00 5809 Cove Link Road Executive home backing onto Cove Links golf course. Custom built 3200 sq ft, 4 beds, 4 baths with open, airy design. Georgie Award nominated outdoor entertaining area. NEW LISTING $1,880,000

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GILL, Greta Strom (née Beck) June 1930 - September 2018 HUSBAND, Betty Louise It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved mother. Betty Husband was born on November 14, 1927 in Ladner, BC. She passed away peacefully on October 6, 2018 in her 91st year with family by her side. She was predeceased by her devoted husband, Robert. She married Robert on June 27, 1947. She spent most of her life on Westham Island. She is survived by her children, Kevin (Joanne), Bill (Sarah) (Pam), Louise (Jim), Carol (Eric) (Barry), 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Also brother Lloyd Tamboline, sister Peggy Husband (Walter) and many nieces and nephews. She was a kind hearted, creative, hardworking woman who loved puzzles, baking, crocheting and knitting. She enjoyed travelling and hunting with Robert and she enjoyed visits with many of her friends from throughout the years. Member of the Order of Eastern Star and the past Guardian of Job’s Daughters, she will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. Please join us in a celebration of her life, October 15, 2018 at Harris Barn, 4140 Arthur Drive, Delta, BC from 2 to 4 pm.

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DENNETT, Winifred Marion 1919 - 2018 Surrounded by her children Wynn, age 99 passed away peacefully on September 30th, 2018 at the Irene Thomas Hospice in Ladner, B.C. Born in Skagway, Alaska on August 09, 1919 to parents Eric and Mary (Paterson) Telfer. Predeceased by infant brother Bruce, her parents, husband Charles (Chuck) Dennett, daughter Nancy. She is survived by her loving children Patrick (Judy), Ron, Jack (Pam), and Lola (Byron), grandchildren Krista, Ryan, Michaela, Byron, Ashley, Brendon, and 6 great-grandchildren. Together with her parents Wynn moved to Ladner, B.C. at age 5. As a child she discovered a love for drawing and art. During WWII Wynn enlisted in the Women’s Division of the Royal Canadian Air Force. She married husband Charles Dennett in May 1946. They moved to Abbotsford, B.C. in 1951 and raised their family there. Wynn earned a diploma of Fine Arts from Fraser Valley College. In 1978 she and Chuck moved to Tsawwassen, B.C. She was an early member of the South Delta Artists Guild and was a celebrated life-long member who was keenly involved with her painting groups. “Wynn is our inspiration: she was always ahead of us showing us how to live life to the fullest in a way that belied her years. She was resolute, determined, kind, feisty and humble.” Wynn leaves a notable legacy, with many achievements as painter, original hooked rug artisan, genealogy researcher, and inspiration and mentor to friends, fellow artists and especially family. A service to celebrate Wynn’s life is planned for November 25, 2018 at the Harris Barn, 4140 Arthur Drive, Delta. B.C. from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, Memorials in Wynn’s name may be made to the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Society.

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Greta Strom Gill is survived by her son John Martin (Julie), her daughter Shannon Stahldorf (Peter), her granddaughters Madeline and Meredith, and her step-grandson Matthew. Greta was born in Calgary, Alberta at the beginning of the Great Depression. She and her mother Maria were on their own, and this was a period that formed her incredibly strong will power and independence. Greta and her Mom lived in remote areas, and Greta had a long walk to school, through the forest, even at -30 degrees. But this is where her great love of nature began. Greta also drove grain trucks at age 12, as most men were gone fighting World War II. Greta and her Mom moved to Burnaby, and she met Jack Martin, her high school sweetheart and husband of 25 years. Greta’s mother died of cancer when she was 19, and she was married soon after. Jack became a physician, and Greta a teacher, and they moved to Invermere, BC, in the heart of the mountains. They had two children, John and Shannon. Greta specialized in teaching learning disabilities, and had a long teaching career in Invermere. Any time she was not working, or being a teacher, she could be found hiking in her beloved mountains, or skiing. At age 45, Greta moved to Calgary, and ultimately to Tsawwassen, BC in her late 60’s to be near her children and grandchildren, whom she loved to see. She taught Madeline and Meredith to read when they were a young age. In later life she met Bruce Owen, and his son David (Mary), and had a number of happy years together until he passed away. In her final years, Greta resided in her condo until she just couldn’t manage anymore. In the past year she moved across the street to the Waterford Care Center, and ended up in the same room Jack once occupied until his death 5 years ago! A thank you to Dr. James of the Waterford, and all the great nurses and care aides. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army (dear to Greta) would be appreciated. Condolences may be offered at Delta Funeral Home (604) 946-6040

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