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Power outage hits civic centre Electrical fire at bus loop forces leisure centre to close and other buildings to rely on back-up generators BY

JESSICA KERR

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Several buildings in Delta’s municipal precinct were left without power for hours Monday after an electrical fire. About seven public buildings along Harvest Drive and Clarence Taylor Crescent were left in the dark after a cable malfunction caused a fire in an underground junction box at the Ladner bus loop. Deputy fire chief Ken Sim said the call came in at around 10 a.m. Firefighters responded to extinguish the blaze while B.C. Hydro crews worked to re-route power and assess the damage. A B.C. Hydro spokesperson said power would be re-routed until the damaged area could be fixed at a later date. The incident cut power to the Delta Sport Development Centre, which is home to Delta Gymnastics, the Ladner Leisure Centre, Delta Hospice, Delta Hospital, municipal hall, the school district office and the Ladner fire hall. The outage prompted the evacuation and closure of the leisure centre, which doesn’t have a backup generator. The pool was closed and all programs were cancelled until power was restored. Delta

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Firefighters extinguished an underground fire Monday morning that cut power to buildings in the civic precinct. Gymnastics was also left mostly in the dark with only the emergency lights working. However, most buildings that were affected by the outage were able to continue operating with the help of back-up generators. “Most municipal facilities

are backed up,” Sim said, so the impact was minimal in most cases. The fire hall, municipal hall, school board office, hospice and hospital were all on back-up generators until around 2:30 p.m. when electricity was restored.

“We have a back-up generator that came on right away,” said school district spokesperson Deneka Michaud, adding that generator cannot power everything in the building and it did start to get hot without any air conditioning. Over at Delta Hospice, execu-

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tive director Nancy Macey said a surge just before the power went out may have damaged some electronics. She said the facility’s commercial dishwasher is now out of commission and staff members have to serve food using disposable dishes and cutlery.

Air show returns to Boundary Bay Saturday The skies above Boundary Bay Airport will be filled with entertainment this Saturday. The Corporation of Delta, and Alpha Aviation are hosting the annual Boundary Bay Air Show,

a free family event that includes exciting aerial acts, displays of vintage and modern aircraft, prize draws, food vendors, a beer and wine tent, and lots of activities for the kids.

Gates open at 11 a.m. and the air show begins at 1 p.m. Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, but to leave pets at home. • Details on Pages 19 to 22.


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July 24, 2013 The Delta Optimist A3

Growth to come in North Delta Bulk of projected population increase over next 30 years to be accommodated along Scott Road corridor BY

SANDOR GYARMATI

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Delta’s population is expected to grow by over 20,000 in the next 30 years, but most of that will be focused in North Delta. Delta council gave preliminary approval last week to a new regional context statement for the Official Community Plan in order to line up Delta’s plan with Metro Vancouver’s Regional Growth Strategy. The OCP was already largely consistent with region’s growth plan, which predicts Metro Vancouver will grow by 1.2 million by 2041 to a total of 3.4 million. A additional 575,000 housing units will be required by that time.

The Regional Growth Strategy projects Delta’s population, currently just over 100,000, to gradually climb to 109,999 by 2021, then to 123,000 by 2041. Those figures would meet Delta’s share of the region’s population growth. The majority of the growth here is expected to occur in North Delta, specifically the Scott Road corridor, which has been identified as a potential frequent transit development area. The municipality is currently undertaking a review of the North Delta Area Plan, including looking for ways to revitalize Scott Road to encourage growth. Even before a revised area plan is approved, coun-

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There will be new residents coming here, but Delta will only accommodate a fraction of the region’s growth over the next three decades. cil began moving in that direction a few months ago by approving a 37-storey high-rise at 80th Avenue and Scott Road. The new

structure will dwarf two 14storey buildings in North Delta, which currently have the distinction as Delta’s tallest.

Council has also adopted a bylaw to provide municipal property tax exemptions in what’s called the 72nd Avenue Economic Investment Incentive Zone to encourage investment in high density residential projects. Noting the Scott Road corridor is being eyed for most of Delta’s new higher density housing stock, Coun. Bruce McDonald told the Optimist there’s currently little available land in South Delta for anything other than infill. “It’s pretty much infill because we’re not going to go on ALR land, that’s not going to happen. We approved the 37-storey high-rise along Scott Road and if that’s successful, we

expect other applications there,” he said. South Delta will get additional residents with the Marina Garden Estates build-out, but, unless the Century Group’s development application for the Southlands is approved, most of the new high density housing will come in small increments in projects such as 15 townhouses adjacent to the Ladner United Church, which received preliminary approval last week, and eight townhouses on Trenant Street in Ladner Village, which was also recently approved. The regional context statement will go to a public hearing before going back to council for final approval.

Locals pay tribute to century-old tree felled in Ladner SUBMITTED PHOTO

Local residents recently erected a tribute to a sycamore tree that came down when the old Massey house on 47A Avenue in Ladner was demolished. While the house was not on the municipal heritage registry, it did hold historical significance for many locals. The house was built in the early 1920s and George Massey moved his young family there in 1942. The tree, which was 113 years old and had been there longer than the house, came down as site preparation began for a new development.

Music festival put on hold at Sun Fest BY

DAVE WILLIS

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The SunFest Music Festival is being put on hold this year. “It’s definitely on hold for this year, disappointingly,” said Dave McIlroy, who organized the music event, which was part of the Tsawwassen Sun Festival. Factors included a funding issue and sponsorship being harder to come by, he

said. The music festival, introduced in 2011, saw artists perform over the B.C. Day long weekend at various venues around Tsawwassen. McIlroy said he was asked pare down the music festival to a single day and single location and noted if the event couldn’t continue to grow, he didn’t want to be part of winding it down. A request for comment from Sun Festival organiz-

ers wasn’t responded to by press time. McIlroy was part of the Sun Festival committee but resigned this year. He said there was a fiveyear plan to grow the music festival with the goal of creating “a true arts festival” with dancing, theatre and more. This year would’ve seen a larger musical program, he noted. He said the event was starting to get a profile and

provided great opportunities for local artists to get exposure. “We were trying to do something different, and when it came right down to it, the arts again were first on the chopping block.” This year’s Tsawwassen’s Sun Festival takes place from Aug. 3 to 5 with events and attractions at Winskill Park and other locations throughout Tsawwassen.

TV show to film at library

The Ladner Library is thanking patrons in advance for their patience as the building becomes a backdrop for a TV show later this week. The A&E drama series Bates Motel is filming scenes at the library on Friday between 2 and 5 p.m. Now in its second season, Bates Motel serves as a contemporary prequel to the classic film Psycho,

providing viewers an intimate portrayal of how Norman Bates’ psyche unravels through his teenage years. Delta libraries manager Gillian McLeod said crews will be filming inside the front doors of the library, which will remain open for business while the shoot is taking place. “Thank you for being patient,” McLeod said to library users.


A4 The Delta Optimist July 24, 2013

Residents to sound off over bird cannons Meeting scheduled for tonight in East Ladner as concerns mount over noise devices used on blueberry fields BY

SANDOR GYARMATI

sgyarmati@delta-optimist.com

Residents upset about the sound of blueberry field propane cannons are being invited to a forum in Ladner this week. It will be held at the Sundance Inn banquet room on Wednesday at 7 p.m. “We will learn what our options are and what we need to do individually and collectively as a group to combat our grievance. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and find out how you and your family can get involved in the process,” a flyer promoting the event states. The flyer has been circulating but doesn’t indicate who’s organizing the event. It’s urging people to attend to show strength in numbers. B.C. Ministry of Agriculture guidelines allow cannons to be used from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. According to the group Ban the Cannons, the ministry regulations are vaguely worded, difficult to enforce and too lenient. The group, which will have repre-

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sentatives at Wednesday’s meeting, notes farmers must take due measures to minimize noise impacts on neighbours, however, propane cannons emit a noise like a shot gun blast, at 120 to 130 decibels. Blown many times per hour, especially during berry season from late June into October, they can be not only annoying but also stressful, the group says.

“What is really frustrating is that propane cannons are totally unnecessary. In British Columbia, the B.C. Blueberry Council swear by their cannons, and cannon defenders at the Ministry of Agriculture state that cannons are a necessary tool for blueberry growers, however no one in these organizations have ever studied their effectiveness. Their views are simply hearsay,”

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Blueberries have become the crop of choice for many farmers, but the cannons used to scare birds away are proving to be an annoyance to nearby residents. their website states. Some of the alternatives for bird control proposed by the group include nets to totally enclose blueberry crops. Abbotsford council has been considering a bylaw that would increase restrictions on noisemakers used to scare birds from fields following complaints by residents. Reports on the use of

propane cannons in 2009 and 2011 by the B.C. Farm Industry Review Board recommended local governments not pursue a ban on propane cannons until they have exhausted all other available means for managing cannon conflicts in their communities. Delta council hasn’t considered trying to pass restrictions. Coun. Ian Paton said

residents concerned about cannons can call municipal hall where the complaint will be forwarded to the B.C. Blueberry Council. A liaison officer will attend the farm in question to make sure the farmer is aware of the rules regarding how often cannons can go off and how far they must be from residences, he said. The blueberry council says blueberries currently account for 8,100 hectares grown by more than 800 farmers, producing upwards of 40 million kilograms annually in the province. That accounts for about 98 per cent of blueberries cultivated in Canada. Paton said many farms have switched to the crop in recent years and more land continues to be converted. One conversion now underway involves well over 100 acres at Brent Kelly Farms in East Ladner. “I thought the bubble would burst with blueberries, but it seems to be holding on for now. There’s still people who keep buying up farmland and converting traditional fields to blueberries,” Paton said.


July 24, 2013 The Delta Optimist A5

Murder would have been prevented with therapy

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Forensic psychologist tells court that Szendrei’s killer believed he could get away with assaulting women BY

Dr. Robert 20. Ley, a forensic If sentenced as psychologist, an adult, his sentold the court tence will be life the Burns Bog in prison without attacks led the eligibility to youth to believe apply for parole “that he can for seven years. assault a woman If sentenced as a and get away youth, he faces Laura Szendrei with it.” a seven-year This is what sentence, with makes Szendrei’s case para maximum four of those ticularly tragic, he noted. years to be served in prison “Had he been caught,” and the remainder in the Ley said, he wouldn’t have community, under supervikilled the teen. sion. The psychologist said the Justice Robin Baird young man seemed normal heard last week that the on the outside, but “still young man had sexually waters run deep.” attacked three women in Had he been seeing a Burns Bog between April and July 2010, with escalat- therapist for his sexual problems and insecurities in ing severity, before killing the months before Szendrei Szendrei in September. was attacked, Ley told the In the first Burns Bog court, the murder “most attack, the court heard, certainly would not have the young man ran up to a occurred.” woman and tried to grope Earlier in the week, psyher buttocks. In the second, chologists told the court the he pulled down a jogger’s man would only receive the shorts and in the third case treatment he requires in the the victim was hit with a adult corrections system. stick.

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Laura Szendrei wouldn’t have been attacked had her killer seen a therapist in the months prior to her murder. That’s what a forensic psychologist told the court last week. The hearing into whether the North Delta high school student’s murderer should be sentenced as an adult or a youth ran for four days last week and will continue today in Surrey provincial court. The young man, whose identity is shielded by the Youth Criminal Justice Act, pleaded guilty last year to second-degree murder, for killing the 15-year-old girl in 2010. Szendrei was struck over the head at least three times with a metal pipe as she struggled to escape along a path in North Delta’s Mackie Park. The North Delta man, who wasn’t quite 18 when he killed Szendrei, is now

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A6 The Delta Optimist July 24, 2013

Pipe band in capital to play Pacific Tattoo Busy year, which has included tour of Germany, to slow after Sun Fest SUBMITTED PHOTO

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Bee-friendly garden installed at Ladner visitor centre to attract pollinators

Volunteers from the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen were busy with shovels and spades recently to help install a demonstration bee garden at the Delta Chamber of Commerce Visitor Centre. The location was chosen so residents and visitors can view the garden and learn more about the importance of feeding the bees. The chamber’s beefriendly plantings are part of the Feed the Bees program, a public awareness campaign led by Earthwise Society and the chamber since 2010. Locally, and throughout the world, bee populations have been in dramatic decline for the past decade. This trend is alarming to local farmers, especially those involved in fruit and berry production that require bees for pollination. Farmers alone cannot solve this problem. One of the contributing factors in bee population decline is loss of habitat. Without a continuous source of flowers that provide pollen and nectar for bees, bee colonies cannot survive. All of us can take steps to help address this problem by planting bee-friendly gardens at home and work. The garden at the chamber office will have blooms for bees from early spring until

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MURPHY’S LAW With the clarity only hindsight can provide, it’s evident Delta’s rabbit control program wasn’t quite as humane or costeffective as originally advertised. It was about 18 months ago when those over at municipal hall devised a plan, originally budgeted at $60,000, to round up the 500 or so rabbits populating the civic precinct, sterilize the furry things and then relocate them to Ladner Harbour Park. With 20 to 25 rabbits caught each week, the plan took several months to carry out, but when it was complete last spring, it was hailed as a success. It also came in way under budget at about $25,000. That good news story seems a little less flattering following word last week from our MLA, who is lobbying to get a footbridge replaced adjacent to the park, that all the rabbits have disappeared. I hadn’t been to the park for a few months, and the last time I was there I spied a few hopping around, so I made a point of visiting to see if Vicki Huntington was correct. Sure enough, she was bang on. Even though it’s been just over a year since the last batch was relocated to the park, I couldn’t spot a single rabbit. The best guess on the lifespan of a domestic rabbit is between half a dozen and a dozen years, presuming, of course, they’re well cared for and kept indoors. Wild rabbits tend not to fare as well as predators often limit their lives to just two or three years. You don’t have to do the math to figure out domestic rabbits in the wild don’t have much of a shot. When Delta decided early last year to finally do something about bunnies overrunning the civic precinct, euthanizing the cuddly creatures was immediately deemed too cruel a solution. A cull was considered inhumane and alternative outcomes were sought, but essentially serving them up to eagles, hawks, coyotes, raccoons and a host of other predators at the waterfront park doesn’t, in the light of day, seem like it was the optimum choice. I guess the $25,000 of our tax money bought the rabbits, at least to varying degrees, some more time, but I suspect their eventual demise was far less humane than what would have awaited with a vet’s needle. To be fair, it was the people that used the civic centre as a convenient dumping ground for their pet rabbits that created this unfortunate situation. Delta, belatedly and with good intentions, tried to remedy the fast-growing problem, but hindsight shows such efforts didn’t necessarily have the desired results.

Plenty of better adjectives to describe former Tory leader CORRY ANDERSONFENNELL

COMMUNITY COMMENT John Cummins deserved better. Much, much better. When the B.C. Conservative Party leader officially stepped down last week, he did so in his usual gentlemanly style with his head held high. It’s the sort of thing we’ve come to expect from this veteran politician during the 18 years he spent representing us in Ottawa, and the two years he spent trying to offer an alternative to the B.C. Liberals. Whether you like his politics or not (I don’t), you have to respect him as a politician and a human being (I do). With Cummins, what you see is what you get, and if you don’t see it, just ask and he’ll show you. I first met Cummins in 1993 when I was a reporter at this very newspaper and he was a rookie Reform MP. He struck me as a straight shooter then, and I hold the same opinion today. But if you only had media

coverage from the last provincial election to go by, you might think Cummins is nothing more than a dithering, irrelevant old man. “He sounded and looked like a grey anachronism,” proclaimed the Vancouver Sun after the televised party leadership debate, adding that Cummins is hobbled by an “angryold-white-man image” and “fatherknows-best caricature.” Other pundits called him “Google challenged,” made cruel and baseless fun of his knowledge of social media and summed up his reaction to the Conservative Party’s loss on election night as “water off an old coot’s back.” That’s B.C. politics for you. No other candidate’s age was so readily reported; most people have no idea how old the Liberals’ Christy Clark, the NDP’s Adrian Dix and the Green Party’s Jane Sterk are, however Cummins is often described as a 71-year-old. I wonder how many are aware that Sterk is 66 years old — another senior who is equally entitled to ordering small meals at restaurants and retail discounts on Tuesdays. Similarly, much-loved Liberal MLA Fred Gingell, who represented Delta South from 1991 to 1999, was 60 when he first took office, and he served until his death from cancer at 68. Gingell was universally admired for his passion,

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professionalism and gentle wit; as his career progressed, his age was never seen as an impediment. Other notables: Named “The Greatest Canadian” by CBC viewers in 2004, NDP MP Tommy Douglas — the architect of socialized medicine — held office until he was 75; Winston Churchill was 70 when he led the United Kingdom during the Second World War, and approaching 80 when he served a second stint as PM between 1951 and 1955. Closer to home, Liberal MP Hedy Fry is the same age as Cummins: 71. Show me the guy who dares to call her an irrelevant old lady and I’ll show you a dead body. So why the free-for-all assault on Cummins? If everyone is so short on adjectives, here are a few better ones: former fisherman, former construction worker who helped build the W.A.C. Bennett Dam, former teacher and ex-con (sort of) who spent a night in jail in 1996 for fishing during an aboriginalonly opening. The latter was his way of bringing attention to what he viewed as unfair laws that threatened fish stocks and discriminated against other non-native commercial fishermen. That’s the John Cummins I know. And, oh yeah, he’s 71.

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July 24, 2013 The Delta Optimist A9 Letters to the Editor

Even farm family finds blast of bird cannons unbearable Editor: It is 5:25 a.m. and the cannons behind our farm have already started, along with the “distressed bird” recording. The provincial start time is 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. with a short break from noon to 3 p.m. Welcome to summer on 88th Street. Our family farm is surrounded by four blueberry farms: three in front of us and one directly behind us. None of the owners of these farms live on their properties. Every day, seven days a week during June, July, August and usually part of September, the supposed best months of the year,

we are cruelly bombarded by three cannon blasts, every five minutes, from at least four cannons and other audible bird scaring devices. We are beyond frustrated and have become depressed that we cannot live in and enjoy our own home while these grindingly cannons blast away all summer. My husband, whose family has farmed here for 50 years, desperately wants to move. We feel defeated. We have no one to advocate for us. We have tried for six years. The Blueberry Council supports the blueberry farmers only. Our municipal

government apparently has no power to change the provincial law that allows these noisy, disturbing and offensive cannons to operate. I do not believe that the “Right to Farm” legislation was meant to cover such invasive practices. I invite our mayor, council and MLA to come to 88th Street to hear for themselves. We are crushed. I am writing to raise awareness to our plight as I am sure there are many others sharing our experience. It is time to ban the cannons and stop the torture of our communities with these barbaric devices. Colleen Terpsma

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Replace confrontation with co-operation

Editor: In their many years of service to Delta, Mayor Lois Jackson and Coun. Bruce McDonald have done many good things but their vendetta against Vicki Huntington is, in my humble opinion, very destructive. Huntington was elected by the people of Delta South and is our official representative in the leg-

islature. To treat her with disrespect is to treat us with disrespect. To ignore her is to ignore us. She has taken on a very important job and is keeping her constituents informed very well. The mayor and council would do well to meet with her and listen to her. She has a unique position in the legislature and they would do well to take

advantage of it. By all means they should talk and deal with the other MLA as he represents North Delta. As far as him having the ear of the government is concerned, past experience has taught me to question that belief. Delta would be better served if there was cooperation in place of the confrontation. Ken Atkey

Szendrei’s killer should be sentenced as an adult

Editor: Re: Szendrei killer admits to previous attacks, July 17 “We don’t have somebody here who is habitually before the law,” so said lawyer Donna Turko of Laura Szendrei’s murderer. Yet here is a young man who has admitted to committing three sexual offences, and who used “zap straps” to restrain this beautiful girl.

Knowing this, lawyers are arguing whether this brutal murderer should be sentenced as a youth or an adult. Typically, the victim, it seems, is overlooked in this legal haggling. How galling. This young man was a mere six days shy of his 18th birthday when he brutally ended the life of Laura Szendrei. Surely our legal

system is not so anemic as to quibble over sentencing this murderer to 25 years, with no eligibility for parole for 25 years? Even this sentence would be light for so brutal an offence. Let us hope the judge will not compromise, and will assign the maximum sentence possible. Bernard C. Barton

Officer thanked for compassion shown to senior Editor: My elderly father had an accident recently in Ladner town centre and I just wanted to say thank you to the

people that stopped to assist and to the Delta police for their great response and compassionate service. A special thanks goes to

Const. DeSilva for his genuine concern for my dad’s well being. What a credit he is to the police service. Lance Mason

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of Burns Bog, eco-friendly vendors, yoga classes, fitness competitions and games as well as performances from Bhangra and belly dancing groups. There will also be live music from talented musicians ranging from Afro-Cuban jazz to contemporary folk. All Bog Day activities, which run from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., take place just outside the Delta Nature Reserve at 10388 Nordel Court. Proceeds from Jog for the Bog and International Bog Day maintain the boardwalk through the Delta Nature Reserve and fund the societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s educational programs. Each year over 50,000 people walk through the Delta Nature Reserve and witness the beauty of Burns Bog. People come from across the Lower Mainland

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and around the world to see the diversity of this unique ecosystem. The Burns Bog Conservation Society also takes over 2,500 students, ranging from kindergarten to university, on educational tours of Burns Bog. It offers public tours on the third Saturday of every month (except July), where guides give in-depth information on the many plants and animals found in the bog. Throughout the summer the society offers day camps, which are a fantastic opportunity for children to have fun, be outdoors and learn about the natural world around them. For more information or to register for the run, call 604-572-0373 or email events@burnsbog.org. Visit https://www.burnsbog.org.

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CIBC Ambassador puts cash in Reach coffers

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Ladner Legion members Trevor Castle (left) and Jim Ingram presented Delta Hospital Foundation’s Jackey Zellweger with a $16,000 cheque.

Ladner Legion helps hospital again

The Delta Hospital Foundation announced the Ladner Legion has made a donation of $16,000. In the past 20 years, the Ladner Legion has donated over $100,000 to purchase vital equipment for the hospital. Ladner Legion members Trevor Castle and Jim Ingram presented Jackey Zellweger, the foundation’s corporate and event manager, with a cheque. The donation was given in support of the foundation’s signature annual events, the

Delta Health Golf Classic and Moonlight Gala. All funds are directed toward the Hospital’s Greatest Needs Fund. Thrilled about the Legion’s decision to support the Moonlight Gala for the first time, Zellweger said, “The Ladner Legion has always been a big supporter of the hospital and I’m just so happy they’ve come onboard for our 15th annual Moonlight Gala.” Foundation executive director Veronica Carroll shared the enthusiasm,

stating, “We couldn’t be more grateful to the Ladner Legion in all that they do for us. They truly embody the essence of community giving.” Since 1928, the Ladner Legion has supported the community though various fundraising and volunteer programs. With a commitment to veterans, their families and their community, the Ladner Legion provides over $60,000 annually to help fund various local organizations and initiatives.

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Reach Child and Youth Development Society was recently the recipient of a donation of $500 from the CIBC Employee Ambassador Program. This program recognizes the contribution CIBC staff make to the quality of life within their communities through their volunteer commitments. Under the program, each employee is eligible for up to $1,000 per year in support of the charity or non-profit of their choice. In this way, CIBC is able to support the thousands of organizations where CIBC employees volunteer. In order to be eligible, employees need to illustrate exceptional volunteer commitment. Reach received the donation from Jack Davidson, volunteer treasurer for both the Reach Society and Reach Foundation board of directors. Davidson is a retired manager with 40 years of service stationed in Saskatchewan, Ontario and B.C. He has volunteered with Reach since 1999. “We have been extremely lucky to have Jack

Davidson as a board member,” explained Renie D’Aquila, Reach’s executive director. “He is a very dedicated board member and SUBMITTED PHOTO treasurer. As a retired CIBC Tsawwassen branch manager Twyla Best (left) and retired CIBC employee Jack Davidson CIBC banker, he represented a $500 donation from the CIBC Employee Ambassador Program to Reach Child provides and Youth Development Society executive direcus with very sound tor Renie D’Aquila. providing therapy sessions advice and to children who are on the his experience has proven waitlist. invaluable to our organizaReach Child & Youth tion.” Development Society is a The donation will be put non-profit organization that towards Reach’s Therapies has been providing direct Program. The program proservices and support to chilvides speech and language dren with special needs and therapy, physiotherapy their families since 1959. and occupational therapy Close to 1,000 children, to children with special from birth to 19, and their needs in Delta from birth families benefit from their to kindergarten entry age. services annually. Reach is Donations go towards the currently raising $4 million purchase of important to build a community-based resources and equipment child development centre in for therapy and lending Ladner. to families, and towards

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A12 The Delta Optimist July 24, 2013

Public Hearing - July 29 & 30, 2013 The Municipal Council of The Corporaoon of Delta will hold a Public Hearing, in accordance with the Local Government Act, to consider the following proposed projects and related applicaoons: Date: Time: Place:

Date: Time: Place:

Monday, July 29, 2013 – Projects 1 - 4 3:30 pm Council Chamber Delta Municipal Hall 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent Delta, BC V4K 3E2 Tuesday, July 30, 2013 – Projects 5 - 8 7:00 pm Council Chamber Delta Municipal Hall 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent Delta, BC V4K 3E2

A Council meeong is scheduled immediately following the conclusion of the Public Hearing on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 in the event Council wishes to give further consideraoon to any projects at that ome. Any persons who believe that their interest in property will be ajected by the proposed projects shall be given an opportunity to be heard at the Public Hearing on malers contained in the bylaws and/or proposed by the applicaoons. Should you have any concerns or comments you wish to communicate to Council in advance of the Public Hearing, you can write to: Mayor and Council The Corporaoon of Delta 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta, BC V4K 3E2 Fax: 604-946-3390 Email: mayor-council@delta.ca Correspondence addressed to Mayor and Council will form part of the public record for this Public Hearing. To be considered, correspondence must be received by the Ohce of the Municipal Clerk no later than 1:30 p.m. on July 29, 2013 for Projects 1 to 4 and no later than 4:30 p.m. on July 30, 2013 for Projects 5 to 8. ▼ Project No. 1 Application for Official Community Plan Amendment (File No. P12-12) Locaoon: All lands in Delta Applicant: The Corporaoon of Delta Telephone: 604-946-3380 Proposal: Applicaoon for Ohcial Community Plan Amendment to add the new Regional Context Statement for Delta as required by Secoon 866 of the Local Government Act and to make other related updates. “The Corporafon of Delta Oecial Community Plan Bylaw No. 3950, 1985” Amendment Bylaw No. 7237 To amend Schedule A of the Ohcial Community Plan as follows: 1. Adding the new Regional Context Statement; 2. Removing references to the Livable Region Strategic Plan in Schedule A and replacing it with references to the Regional Growth Strategy; 3. Making housekeeping amendments related to the change of status of the Tsawwassen First Naoon; and 4. Updaong the Staosocal Summary secoon to include projecoons to 2041 for populaoon, dwelling units and employment for all of Delta, and a breakdown of housing types based on 2011 Census data. Staj Contact: Laura Ryan – 604-946-3395 Web Locaoon: July 15, 2013 Regular Council Meeong Agenda Item E.13 ▼ Project No. 2

Application for Rezoning (File No. LU006861)

Locaoon: 4790 112 Street, as shown outlined in bold on MAP NO. 2 Applicant: Seabreeze Farm Ltd.

▼ Project No. 3 Application for Rezoning and Development Variance Permit (File No. LU006858) Locaoon: 10687 River Road, as shown outlined in bold on MAP NO. 3 Applicant: Larry Prest Telephone: 604-671-5889 Proposal: Applicaoon for Rezoning and Development Variance Permit in order to permit subdivision and development of two single family residenoal lots. “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” Amendment Bylaw No. 7236 To amend “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” by rezoning the subject property from RS1 Single Family Residenoal to RS6 Single Family (460 m2) Residenoal.

MAP NO. 3 FILE NO. LU006858

Development Variance Permit LU006858 To vary Secoon 305 of “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” by varying the front setback averaging requirement from 9.4 m to 6.5 m for the principal structures on both proposed lots. Staj Contact: John Hopkins – 604-952-3155 Web Locaoon: July 15, 2013 Regular Council Meeong Agenda Item E.06 ▼ Project No. 4 Application for Official Community Plan Amendment, Land Use Contract Discharge and Rezoning (File No. LU006777) Locaoon: 11704 90 Avenue, as shown outlined in bold on MAP NO. 4 Applicant: Harjinder & Ranjit Dhanda

MAP NO. 4 FILE NO. LU006777

To amend the land use designaoon for the subject property in the North Delta Future Land Use Plan from SFR Single Family Residenoal to ISF Inmll Single Family Residenoal. Land Use Contract Discharge Bylaw No. 7215 To discharge Land Use Contract SA No. 2888 in order to bring the property under current zoning regulaoons. “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” Amendment Bylaw No. 7216

▼ Project No. 5 Application for Rezoning and Development Variance Permit (File No. LU006880) Locaoon: 886 English Bluj Road, as shown outlined in bold on MAP NO. 5 Applicant: Brian G. Hart

“Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” Amendment Bylaw No. 7241

4. Secoon 632A by varying the minimum side setback requirement from a nanking street from 3.5 m to 2 m for the principal structures on proposed Lots 1 and 4; 5. Secoon 607(4)(b)(iii) by varying the maximum horizontal distance from the frontmost point of an alached garage to the rearmost point of the front building elevaoon from 3 m to 6.5 m for proposed Lots 2 and 3; and 6. Secoon 607(7)(a) by varying the minimum front yard landscaping requirement from 50 percent to 20 percent for proposed Lots 2 and 3. Staj Contact: Alex Cauduro – 604-952-3163 Web Locaoon: June 24, 2013 Regular Council Meeong Agenda Item E.07 ▼ Project No. 6 Application for Rezoning and Development Variance Permit (File No. LU006794) Locaoon: 5381 Grove Avenue, as shown outlined in bold on MAP NO. 6

Proposal: Applicaoon for Rezoning and Development Variance Permit in order to permit subdivision and development of two single family residenoal lots. Driveway access for Lot A is proposed from Central Avenue.

Staj Contact: Susan Elbe – 604-946-3389 Web Locaoon: July 15, 2013 Regular Council Meeong Agenda Item E.08

Proposal: Applicaoon for Rezoning in order to permit construcoon and operaoon of a biogas facility (i.e., anaerobic digester) as a permiled accessory use.

1. Secoon 636A by varying the minimum lot width from 20 m to 15.6 m for Lots 1 and 4 and 8.9 m for Lots 2 and 3; 2. Secoon 305 by varying the front setback averaging requirement from a range of 6.5 m to 20.2 m to 6.5 m for the principal structures on proposed MAP NO. 5 lots 1 and 4; FILE NO. LU006880 3. Secoon 914(12) by varying the special setback requirement from the centre line of 48 Street (English Bluj Road) from 21 m to 16.55 m for the principal structures on proposed Lots 1 and 4;

Telephone: 604-946-8302

Proposal: Applicaoon for Ohcial Community Plan Amendment, Land Use Contract Discharge and Rezoning in order to permit subdivision and development of four single family residenoal lots including two fronong on 90 Avenue and two fronong on 89A Avenue.

To amend “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” by rezoning the subject property to RS8 Single Family (390 m2) Residenoal.

Telephone: 604-818-4378

To vary “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” as follows:

Applicant: Brian G. Hart & Company

Telephone: 604-590-2175

“The Corporafon of Delta Oecial Community Plan Bylaw No. 3950, 1985” Amendment Bylaw No. 7214

Development Variance Permit LU006880

“Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” Amendment Bylaw No. 7253

Development Variance Permit LU006794 To vary “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” as follows: 1. Secoon 632E by varying the minimum side setback on a nanking street for an accessory structure from 6.5 m to 2.93 m on proposed Lot A in order to allow a detached garage that would access from Central Avenue rather than Grove Avenue; 2. Secoon 632E by varying the minimum side setback for an accessory structure from 1.0 m to 0.88 m and the rear setback from 1.0 m to 0.96 m in order to retain an exisong garage on proposed Lot B; 3. Secoon 305 by varying the front setback averaging requirements from 8.36 m to 7.67 m for proposed Lot B; and 4. Secoon 915.10 by varying the building setback from the centre line of Grove Avenue from 17.5 m to 15.5 m for proposed Lot A and to 16.67 m for proposed Lot B. Staj Contact: Tanya Mitchner – 604-952-3572 Web Locaoon: July 15, 2013 Regular Council Meeong Agenda Item E.07

Telephone: 778-999-8302

To amend “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” by MAP NO. 2 rezoning a poroon of the FILE NO. LU006861 subject property from A1 Agriculture to C.D. 432 Comprehensive Development Zone No. 432. Staj Contact: Lisa Grant – 604-946-3334 Web Locaoon: July 15, 2013 Regular Council Meeong Agenda Item E.11

The Corporation of Delta 4500 ClarenceTaylor Crescent Delta BC V4K 3E2 www.corp.delta.bc.ca www.delta.ca

Proposal: Applicaoon for Rezoning and Development Variance Permit in order to permit subdivision and development of four single family bare land strata lots. “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” Amendment Bylaw No. 7222 To amend “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” by rezoning the subject property from RS1 Single Family Residenoal to RS4 Single Family (610 m2) Residenoal.

MAP NO. 6

To amend “Delta Zoning FILE NO. LU006794 Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” by rezoning the subject property from RS2 Single Family (0.40 ha) Residenoal to RS8 Single Family (390 m2) Residenoal.

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Sound of clothes washer isn’t music to their ears a significant bite out of the property. Let’s just say there ought to be police tape permanently surrounding the washing machine. The circumstances of the deaths are always the same. Someone will throw in some laundry, turn on the machine, disappear to watch something on ESPN, and only then remember those five magic words I’ve often repeated: Remember to check your pockets. “Oh no!” the individual will wail. “Not again!” On some occasions, the wailing will be heard 15 minutes into the cycle, and the iPod owner will turn off the machine and frantically grope around in the murky water in search of the tiny music machine. (The thinking, odd as it sounds, is that 15 minutes under water is less dangerous than 50. Let me point out: it is not.) I have no idea why my housemates find it near impossible to check their pockets pre-wash, but items

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LIVING MATTERS It happened again last week. The husband retrieved his shorts from the wash, only to discover that his iPod had taken a dunk. Poor thing didn’t make it, despite valiant efforts by the husband to resuscitate it with towels and a blow dryer. I mention this because there appears to have become what I can only call an epidemic of iPod deaths in our household. And I don’t use the word “epidemic” lightly. Frankly, I have lost count of the number of iPods that have expired, all in the prime of their lives, and all by drowning. Let’s just say that if we were to have created an iPod cemetery in our back yard, it would take

other than iPods have also frequently made their way into the drink. Pencils, loonies, golf tees, you name it. The only difference, though, is that these items have lived to see another day, while the iPods, sadly, have not. But what’s been painful for this household has been a boon to the iPod manufacturers. After all, my housemates are iPod addicts, and for every one that’s perished, another one’s been purchased. I hate to think what they have spent collectively, but I imagine it would be enough to purchase a second washing machine fitted with a big flashing neon sign that screams: Remember to check your pockets!!! As for me, well, I’ve been spared the iPod suffering, and not because I’ve always been on top of the pocket ritual. I’ve never lost an iPod, since I’ve never happened to own one.

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Public Hearing - July 29 & 30, 2013 # Project No. 7 Application for Rezoning, Development Variance Permit and Development Permit (File No. LU006839) Locaoon: 4945 and 4957 47A Avenue and 4770 Garry Street and a poroon of an unopened lane proposed to be closed, as shown outlined in bold on MAP NO. 7 Applicant: Focus Architecture Inc. Telephone: 1-604-853-5222 Proposal: Applicaoon for Rezoning, Development Variance Permit and Development Permit in order to permit consolidaoon of the subject properoes and a poroon of unopened lane proposed to be closed and construcoon of 15 townhouse units. “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” Amendment Bylaw No. 7243 To amend “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” by rezoning the subject properoes from RM6 Mulople Family (Apartment 20) Residenoal and P Public Use to C.D. 428 Comprehensive Development Zone No. 428.

MAP NO. 7 FILE NO. LU006839

Development Variance Permit LU006839 To vary “Delta Subdivision and Development Standards Bylaw No. 5100, 1994” as follows: 1. Secoon 5.2 by varying the required dedicaoon along 47A Avenue from 2 m to 1 m – 2 m; 2. Secoon 5.7 by varying the required width of the statutory right-of-way for public access and uolioes along a poroon of 4960 48 Avenue and the poroon of road to be closed from 5 m to 4.63 m; and 3. Secoon 8.1 by varying the required corner cut at an intersecoon with an arterial road from 6 m x 6 m to 5 m x 5 m for the corners at 47A Avenue and Garry Street, and 47A Avenue and Laidlaw Street. Development Permit LU006839 To regulate the form and character of the proposed 15-unit townhouse development. Staj Contact: Tanya Mitchner – 604-952-3472 Web Locaoon: July 15, 2013 Regular Council Meeong Agenda Item E.10 # Project No. 8 Application for Rezoning, Development Variance Permit and Development Permit (File No. LU006821) Locaoon: 5008 47A Avenue, as shown outlined in bold on MAP NO. 8 Applicant: Focus Architecture Inc. Telephone: 1-604-853-5222 Proposal: Applicaoon for Rezoning, Development Variance Permit and Development Permit in order to permit subdivision of the subject property into four lots, accommodate non-retail commercial and/or residenoal uses in the heritage building on Remnant Lot 140, and develop a townhouse on each of the proposed fee simple Lots 1, 2 and 3 “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” Amendment Bylaw No. 7248 To amend “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” by rezoning the subject property from P Public Use to C.D. 435 Comprehensive Development Zone No. 435. Development Variance Permit LU006821 MAP NO. 8 FILE NO. LU006821 To vary “Delta Subdivision and Development Standards Bylaw No. 5100, 1994” as follows: 1. Secoon 5.2 (a) by varying the required road dedicaoon on 47A Avenue from 3.4 m to 1 m to match the exisong road dedicaoon to the east of the subject property; 2. Secoon 5.2 (a) by varying the required road dedicaoon on Delta Street from 1.46 m to 1.02 m along the frontage of Remnant Lot 140 and to 0 m along the west property line of proposed Lot 3; and 3. Secoon 5.6 by allowing a shared storm service connecoon for proposed Lots 1, 2 and 3. Development Permit LU006821 To regulate the form and character of the proposed development. Staj Contact: Tanya Mitchner – 604-952-3472 Web Locaoon: July 15, 2013 Regular Council Meeong Agenda Item E.12 Addifonal Informafon Addioonal informaoon, copies of the bylaws, supporong staj reports, and any relevant documentaoon may be inspected unol July 29, 2013 for Projects 1 – 4 and unol July 30, 2013 for Projects 5 – 8. Municipal Hall: Community Planning and Development Department Hours: 8:30 am to 4:45 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday (except statutory holidays) 8:30 am to 8:00 pm Thursday Website: www.delta.ca Email: com-pln-dev@delta.ca Phone: 604-946-3380 Please note that Council may not receive further submissions from the public or interested persons concerning any project a<er the Public Hearing has concluded. The Corporation of Delta 4500 ClarenceTaylor Crescent Delta BC V4K 3E2 (604) 946-4141 www.delta.ca

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thank you

The 2013 Dry Grad committee and the graduating students of Delta Senior Secondary extend their deepest gratitude for the commitment of the companies and individuals below who helped make our Dry Grad such a memorable event. Thank you for everything you provided. 103.5 QMFM Vancouver ABC Country Restaurant Angela's Boutique Atomic Hair Studio Back on Track Massage Therapy Batchfood.com BC Liquor Stores Black Bond Books Blue Moon Station Breakfast Television Brown's Social House - Tsawwassen Budget Foods Canoe Pass Inn Bed & Breakfast Capilano Suspension Bridge Carp's Cycles Chair Will Travel Cindy Cunningham City TV Coast Capital Insurance Services Coast Tsawwassen Inn Coastal Climbing Centre Cobblestone Cottage Contoured Studios Corporation of Delta Costco Wholesale Cowichan Riverside Cottage Deep Cove Canoe and Kayak Centre Delta Optimist Delta Parks, Recreation and Culture Delta Teacher's Association DeSigns Group Dimitra Bocolas Dinah Suzuki Donna Klatt Dr. Dhiman DSS Culinary Arts DSS OfďŹ ce Staff Dynamic Funds Eastwood & Associates Edgestone Partners Ego Hair Salons Emma-Lea Farms Envision Financial Ethel Marjorie Titleborn Fresh Slice Pizza Friends of the Fishermen's Hall - Ladner Glacier Beer and Wine Store Grapes 4 U Griff Building Supplies Group 2 Promotions

Harbour Cruises & Events Harris Nursery Heidi Blecker Hyatt Regency - Vancouver IKEA Canada Jana Wachowski Makeup Artist Janet Lister Jennifer MacKinnon Jessie Donaldson Joshua Geekie Julie Gillis Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay KW Lock & Safe Ladner Dog & Cat Grooming Ladner Elementary School PAC Ladner Massage Therapy Ladner Soccer Association Ladner Village Hardware Lansdowne Centre Lawlor Goldsmith Shoppe Lays Chips Linda Jones Studio Liquor Quicker Locks and Lashes London Drugs Lordco Auto Parts Manjeet Bains Maricella Davidson Photography Massey's Marine Supply McDonald's - Ladner Meridian Southwest Mortgage Metropolis at Metrotown Mall Miner's Lamp Pub Mt. Fuji Sushi Muriel Wells Mystic Springs Chalets & Hot Pools Napa Auto Parts Panago Pizza Pete Van Ryke Phil & Betty Frewer Philippe Martin-Morice Photography Pindi Mann PJ Dhillon Port Guichon Elementary School PAC Radiant Orthodontics RBC Wealth Management Redi-Strip Metal Cleaning Reiko Designs Richlea Bakery Richmond Centre

Richmond Country Farms Richport Ford Rita Habal RK Sweets and Restaurant Rotolink Royal Bank of Canada Rush Contracting Safeway Save on Foods - Ladner Serendipity Basket Co. Sharkey's Seafood Bar and Grill Silpada Independent Representative Denise Lynch Silver Star Limo Sonnenberg Home Builders Speedpro Signs Speed's Neighbourhood Pub Starbucks Coffee Company Steve Caron Stillwater Sports Stirs Coffee House Susie Jackson Swenson Farms Swim Blue Pools and Hot Tubs Talon Helicopters Teamsters Local Union No. 155 Telus World of Science The Boot and Sombrero The Chocolate Bear Shoppe The Hair Shak The Keg Steakhouse and Bar The Landing Thrifty Foods - Tsawwassen Tim Hortonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Timmy Guichon Trophy Foods TW Electric Ltd. United Martial Arts UPS Store Vancouver Giants Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Vicki Fenn Life Coach Vicki Huntington Wellbrook Winery Westcoast Seeds Western Mandate Westshore Terminals Woodcraft and Maintenance Worksafe BC


July 24, 2013 The Delta Optimist A17 Coming Events Clubs & Groups "Navigating the Night, July 31, 7 to 9 p.m. at Deas Island Regional Park. Catch a glimpse of critters that hoot, howl and squeak in the night! Join superfun, super knowledgeable park interpreters to look and listen for some of the park’s inhabitants (coyotes, raccoons, owls, bats and bugs). There will be lots to see and to do. Open to ages six years and older. Child/ youth/senior: $4.25, adult $8. Registration required. Go to www.metrovancouveronline.org and search for barcode 5146 or call 604432-6359. "Bee Jammin’ takes place Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Earthwise Garden & Farm 64003rd Ave., Boundary Bay. Enjoy a great afternoon at Earthwise for our Bee Jammin’ Market Day with music provided by the Delta Arts Council. Meet Sharon Hanna, author of the Book of Kale, enjoy tasty treats from Chef Derek Bothwell from Chill Winston from the cob oven, and shop local from market vendors. "Delta Hospice Volunteer Training Program - Starts Sept. 16 and runs through Oct. 24. Sessions will be Monday and Thursday mornings, 9:30 a.m. - noon. Please call our Centre for Supportive Care at 604948-0660 for registration information. "Delta Hospice Cottage Charity Shoppe in Tsawwassen is looking for volunteers for Thursday evenings, Friday afternoons, Saturday morning and afternoon shifts. If you are interested or would like more information please call 604948-0660 ext. 333. "Tennis lessons and coaching for kids age 4 to 18 are available at Sunshine Hills Tennis Club for all skill levels from Beginner to Advanced. Visit www.sunshinehillstennisclub.ca for info and registration form for summer camps in July and August. "During the month of July, children are invited to register their favourite plush toy for the Stuffed Animal Pet Parade in August. This is an annual Summer Reading Club storytime event at the George Mackie Library, 8440-112th St., on Wednesday, Aug. 7 from 2 - 3 p.m., and at the Tsawwassen Library, 1321A 56th St. on Friday, Aug. 9 from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Register soon as this

event is popular and space is limited. Each animal will receive a special certificate. "French language preschool Lutins du Bois is still accepting the applications for Sept. 2013. NonFrench speaking children welcome! 785-49th St., Tsawwassen (located in Ecole du Bois-Joli). Call 604-948-1222 or e-mail lutins_du_bois@csf.bc.ca. "Knitting Sisters group - If you would like to knit or crochet for worthy causes please contact Brenda Henderson at 604-946-8172 or bucks@dccnet.com and Donna Miller at 604-9480088 or dmiller@smartt. com. Drop-in sessions every first and third Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. - noon at McKee Recreation Centre in Ladner. Yarn donations always welcomed and appreciated. "Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop needs Tuesday men. If you have some time to spare and would like to make a difference in your community, the Delta Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop needs your help on Tuesdays. We are looking for two to three strong and cheerful “front” men to unload and organize donations, help customers and join the friendly group of volunteers who staff the Thrift Shop on Tuesdays. This is an important position. Drop by and meet the Tuesday supervisor or fill out an application for our coordinator. Delta Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop is located at 4816 Delta Street, or call 604-946-1455 for further information. Seniors "KinVillage Community Centre, 5430-10th Ave., Tsawwassen, Christmas Market notice to vendors: The market is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 23. To reserve your 6’ table for $35, call reception at 604-943-0225 or purchase from reception, Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Limited number of tables available per category so book yours now. "KinVillage Travel hosts a trip Monday, Sept. 9 with a buffet lunch at Newlands Golf & Country Club, time at the casino or a Potter’s Nursery tour. Members only tickets are $57 (including tax, gratuities). Call 604943-0225. Fund Raisers "X-Border Wine Benefit with Silent Auction on Saturday, Aug. 10, 4 - 7

p.m. at Point Roberts Marina Club, 713 Simundson Dr., Point Roberts. Enjoy good company, fine wines, tapas, live music, door prizes/ raffle, silent auction. $35 donation supports End The Pain Project’s free Mirror Therapy Training Workshops in Rwanda, Bosnia & Haiti. Call 604834-5401 for tickets and info.

12TH ANNUAL

Special Events "Car boot sales hosted by the Cammidge House Volunteers at Boundary Bay Regional Park take place every second and fourth Saturday at the Centennial Beach Parking lot from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. If interested in selling please bring ground sheet or display table etc. Allocated space only $10. Be ready for set up by 8 a.m. Additional information phone Tom 604-940-9296. Upcoming dates: July 27, August 10, August 24, September 14, September 28. "Delta Community Animal Shelter Expo, Sunday, Aug. 11 at Memorial Park 5010-47th Ave., Ladner from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Over 50 animal related exhibitors and non-profit rescue groups including birds, reptiles, small animals and more. Tollie Fund activity Arena is fun for you and your furry friend with Doga and challenging games. Bring your whole family including the leashed furry ones! Visit www.deltacommunityanimalshelter.ca and Facebook for more information.

July 24–25, 2013

#SafewayGolfClassic @CanadaSafeway Facebook.com/SafewayCanada

Another Hole-In-One! Through the efforts of Safeway friends and employees, the Canada Safeway Foundation is hosting the 12th Annual Charity Golf Classic. Thank you to everyone who made this year’s event possible. The Canada Safeway Foundation is committed to supporting initiatives that feed, protect and nurture children and families in Western Canada. In addition, the Foundation champions company-wide causes such as: breast cancer research, prostate cancer research, support for families living with disabilities, nutrition education and disaster relief in times of crisis. We proudly present our partners who made the 12th Annual Canada Safeway Foundation Charity Golf Classic a huge success! PLATINUM SPONSORS

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Arts "South Delta Artists Guild annual juried “Oil and Water.” A must see show this year has attracted artwork from around the province. Prizes awarded during our opening reception (refreshments served) July 25 at 6:30 p.m., Tsawwassen Longhouse Gallery, 1710-56th St., Tsawwassen. www.southdeltaartistsguild.com for more info.

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The Coming Events column is published every Wednesday as a community service. If you have a nonprofit event, mail, drop off, fax, or e-mail (events@ delta-optimist.com) the details to the Optimist by 3 p.m. Monday. Submissions are subject to space limitations (no phone calls, please).

• Clover Leaf Seafoods • Concord National Inc. • Danone Inc. • • Dare Foods Ltd. • Diageo Canada • E & J Gallo Winery Canada Ltd. • • Granny’s Poultry Cooperative Ltd. • Irving Consumer Products • • Jamieson Laboratories • McCormick Canada • Molson Coors Canada •

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THANK YOU TO OUR CONTRIBUTING PARTNER


A18 The Delta Optimist July 24, 2013 In the Community

Museum ready to WOW youngsters

The Delta Museum and Archives has good news for all those parents looking for a fun activity for their kids over summer vacation. The popular WOW — What’s on Wednesday program returns for another summer of hands-on adventure that allows children to discover the world around them. In Train Tales, children will discover how steam engines were once used for transportation through Delta. They can engage in games, listen to fascinating train stories, look at a variety of model trains and build a wooden train for themselves. In The Museum Needs Me, children will take on the role of a curator and go on a rare behind the scenes tour of the museum. They’ll also learn how to handle artifacts, and find out how exhibits are prepared by participating in making an exhibit of their own. In Recycling: A Thing

of the Past, children will learn how our thriftyminded pioneers were way ahead of their time in understanding the importance of reusing, reducing and recycling. In Couch Potato, youngsters will learn the importance of the proud potato in Delta’s history and how spuds aren’t just for eating. Children six to 12 can enrol in one or more of the weekly programs. Cost is $5 per child per program (supplies and admission included). All programs are two hours in length and there are two sessions each Wednesday: from 10 a.m. to noon or 1 to 3 p.m. There is a maximum of 25 participants for each WOW session and available spots fill up quickly. These programs can also be pre-booked for summer birthday parties or daycare groups on other weekdays. For more information or to register, visit www. deltamuseum.ca or call 604-946-9322.

Little too much soap with that shower! PHOTO BY

GORD GOBLE

Janine the Jenius created bubble clouds above youngsters’ heads during a performance at the Ladner Library last Wednesday afternoon. She brought her Science Works Lab to the Tsawwassen Library earlier in the day.

DSS grad thankful to receive first-ever McKee scholarship

SUBMITTED PHOTO

Jennie Jackson is shown with McKee House Seniors Society vice-chairperson John Ranger and secretary Margaret Knight.

The McKee House Seniors Society recently presented Jennie Jackson of Delta Secondary with the first-ever scholarship from the society. Society secretary Margaret Knight attended the ceremonies at the South Delta Baptist Church to present Jackson with a cheque for $500. “We are delighted to be able to be a small part

in helping Jennie as she ascends into her postsecondary studies,” said Knight. “We are confident in her abilities and are pleased to financially support her education. Jackson was very thankful and attended the society’s board of directors meeting earlier this month to personally offer thanks. She will be studying biophysics at UBC this fall.

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July 24, 2013 The Delta Optimist A19

Family fun is in the air Annual Boundary Bay Air Show returns to Ladner airport this Saturday

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A20 The Delta Optimist July 24, 2013 Boundary Bay Air Show

Entertainment in the sky all afternoon

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Gates open Children’s activities open Face painting opens Opening ceremonies Heritage Flight Museum — Skyraider-passes SkyHawks — opening anthems Mrazeks — L-29s take off Mrazeks — L-29s x 2 Brandon Dreyer — Extra 330 Museum of Flight — passes Race group — take off Race group — race CFC - Anna Serbinenko — decathlon Richard Mrazek — Yak 18T Fred Kaiser — CJ2 take off Grace Borsari — Eurocopter Fred Kaiser- CJ2 — fly bys Warbird group — fly bys John Mrazek — Harvard Peter Herzig — T-28 Gary Ward — MX2 Children’s activities close Bud/Ross Granley — Yak duo

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July 24, 2013 The Delta Optimist A21 Boundary Bay Air Show

Pilots poised to put on show Spectators to be wowed by stunts in skies above Boundary Bay Airport Saturday

Get ready for some highflying spectacles at the Boundary Bay Air Show this weekend. The free event takes place Saturday at Boundary Bay Airport. Several great acts, including local performers, will be taking part in this year’s show, said airport manager Susan McLaren. Pilot Gary Ward is bringing his MX2 all the way from Georgia. “He’s going to be putting on a great show as are Bud and Ross Granley. They’re bringing up a pair of Yaks and they’ll be doing aerobatics together,” said McLaren. There will also be many aircraft that will be on display on the ground, notes McLaren. “It’ll definitely be a different line for people to walk down and take a look at.” The Canadian Forces Parachute Team, the SkyHawks, will open the show. The group is Canada’s only military para-

chute demonstration team. “Bringing our parachutes in close proximity to build formations in the sky, the team puts on a spectacular show,” the group’s website explains. “Performing these aerobatic parachute formations requires a high level of skill and courage; and is known as Canopy Relative Work.” The Boundary Bay Air Show was recognized by the Northwest Council of Airshows with an Up and Coming Airshow award for the 2012 season. “It is a nice recognition because between the Corporation of Delta and Alpha FILE PHOTO Aviation, we put a lot The Boundary Bay Air Show always offers high-flying excitement. of time and effort into making the show fun ation of air show producers, 11 a.m. while the air show and exciting for families air show performers and air begins at 1 p.m. The airport to come and watch,” said show support service prois located at 7800 Alpha McLaren. viders. Way. Those who attend The council is an associGates open Saturday at are encouraged to carpool,

(except service dogs) and there is no smoking allowed.

bring their own seating and good walking shoes. No pets are allowed

Enjoy the Boundary Bay Air Show July 27th Watch the airplanes taking off and landing!

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S U M M E R R E A D I N G C LU B 2 01 3 at your Delta Libraries:

Ventriloquist Kellie Haines (ages 5+) Friday, August 2 11 – 11:45 am Ladner Pioneer Library 2 – 2:45 pm Tsawwassen Library

Musician Tony Prophet

Wednesday, August 14 1 – 1:45 pm Tsawwassen Library 3:30 – 4:15 pm Ladner Pioneer Library

Cllr Jeannie Kanakos, Mayor Lois E. Jackson, Cllr Sylvia Bishop Cllrs Ian L. Paton, Scott Hamilton, Robert Campbell & Bruce McDonald

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A22 The Delta Optimist July 24, 2013

Boundary Bay Air Show

Ward pushes limit in his MX2 72-year-old pilot has found the perfect aircraft for his =high energy flying<

PHOTOS BY

MARC ST. PIERRE (ABOVE)

Gary Ward is one of the newcomers to the Boundary Bay Air Show. The pilot, who lives in Georgia, will bring his MX2 to Saturday’s event. “I am very much looking forward to it as I am a big fan of that part of the world,” he told the Optimist in an e-mail, noting that he’s skied numerous times at Whistler-Blackcomb. Ward has performed in Canada before, making trips to Nova Scotia, PEI and Quesnel just last summer. Although he started fly-

ing at 16, Ward got into extreme aerobatics and air shows much later. He and a good friend acquired a Pitts S2-B biplane around 1996 and had it rebuilt. Another good friend encouraged him to fly air shows and helped Ward get his first “waiver.” He flew his first show at age 57 in 1998. “This lit the fire and by the following year, I had acquired the higher performance Giles 202 carbon fiber monoplane,” he said. “I performed in it until 2006 when I became the

AND

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first pilot to begin performing in the all new MX2, which I am still flying and it is still the best airplane available for the high energy flying that I do.” The MX2 has a high performance Lycoming IO540 engine capable of producing more than 350 horsepower. “In addition to being a high performance aerobatic aircraft, it is also a good cross country airplane,” Ward explained. He added that his normal cruising speed is about 218 mph and that the plane

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has enough gas capacity to remain airborne for over five hours and can cover almost 1,000 nautical miles non-stop. Ward said his performance will cover the entire spectrum of the aircraft capability, from the very slow and stalled maneuvers to high speed stunts. “I focus on the extreme maneuvers that most aircraft are incapable such as: rolling vertical torque rolls, tumbling maneuvers where I get the MX2 to go tail over nose several times, knife edge spins, and slow knife edge flight with the nose pitched way up in the air. I also do tiny ‘outside micro loops’ where I am experiencing negative G forces.” Ward constantly tries to improve his sequence of maneuvers as well as work on new ones. “It is all about entertainment and it is important to make lots of smoke and noise and to keep it right in the face of the spectators.” Asked what he likes most about what he does, Ward mentioned the travel and the people he meets. “I turned 72 a few days ago and the last 15 years have been an absolute blast,” he said. “I’ve made lots of friends in many places.”


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Bantam champs crowned in Delta Unfortunately for hosts, Islanders teams don’t make it out of round robin at provincial lacrosse championships

Four B.C. champions were crowned at last week’s Provincial Bantam Championships hosted by Delta Lacrosse. Unfortunately for the host association, none of the winners were from Delta. Delta’s A1 team, which started the season in the A2 division but after winning all its games in the tiering round, was moved up to A1, went winless in the round robin. The Islanders dropped decisions to Langley, New Westminster, Juan de Fuca, Coquitlam and Ridge Meadows (the eventual gold medal winners). The hometown B team went 2-1 in round robin play and finished in a threeway tie in pool play but didn’t advance due to tiebreaking rules. The B Islanders opened the tournament by rallying from a three-goal deficit with four minutes left to defeat Cowichan Valley 6-5. Mark Yingling capped the comeback by firing home the game-winning goal with 10 seconds left. Delta then ran into penalty trouble against the eventual champs from Vancouver, losing 9-5. The Islanders wrapped up

winning goal in the extra frame. Delta’s C team also played three games in the round robin, losing its first to Quesnel, 10-2, winning in OT against West Kootenay, 4-3, and losing to Mission, 6-5. Again due to tie-breaking rules, Delta didn’t advance. Penticton won gold in the C division. Campbell River came out on top in the A2 division, which featured teams from Burnaby, Richmond, Surrey, Port Moody, Kelowna, Prince George and Nanaimo.

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Delta A1 Islanders took on Langley in the teams’ opening game at the Provincial Bantam Championships last week. the round robin with another dramatic finish, besting

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• Warrior Fair Play Awards for Players: A1 Dean Kishiuchi, B - James Greig, C - Liam Harris • BCLA 2013 Bantam All Star Team: A1 - Michael Calvert, B William Matwichyna, C - Liam Harris • Warrior Fair Play Awards for Coaches: B Les “Wally” Wolanski • 2013 Bantam Provincials Volunteer Award - Kelly Robinson, Convenyor, 2013 Bantam Lacrosse Provincials

Pioneers head to second round after sweep of Warriors The Ladner Pioneers cruised into the second round of the West Coast Senior Lacrosse Association playoffs with a two-game sweep of the Langley Warriors last week. Ladner opened its semifinal series against the Valley Rebels last night (past the Optimist’s press deadline) at the Ladner Leisure Centre. Game 2 takes place in Abbotsford Thursday night while the best-of-five series

shifts back to Ladner on Saturday. The Pioneers and Rebels split their regular season series at a game apiece. Ladner won a lopsided tilt at home back in May while Valley recorded a one-goal victory in Abbotsford last month. Valley advanced to the semis after sweeping the North Shore Indians in two straight. Ladner advanced after a

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20-8 win against Langley last Thursday. Jared Wheatley (four goals, five assists), Scott Boyle (three goals, five assists), Christopher Fox (three goals, three assists), Tanner Lemire (two goals, five assists), Nathan Clare (two goals, five assists) and Quinn Waddington (two goals, four assists) had big nights offensively for the Pioneers. Justin Dowd picked

up the win in net with 26 saves. Game 3 between Ladner and Valley is scheduled for Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Ladner Leisure Centre. PHOTO BY

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Travis St. Germain of the Ladner Pioneers takes aim during Game 2 against the Langley Warriors last Thursday. at the Ladner Leisure Centre.

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A24 The Delta Optimist July 24, 2013

AAA all-stars on big roll

Ladner Mosquito team wins pair of tournaments

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Front row from left: Josh Berry, Kyle Wegner, Scott Allan, Jordan Bach, Liam Chong and Josh Romaniuk. Middle row from left: Boston Warkentin, Tygran Painter, Evan Neaves, Tanton McNeill and Noah Thomas. Back row from left: Nathan Berry, Ryan Thomas, Paul Bach and Dave Romaniuk. Absent players: Jackson Lawton and Derek Hamilton.

Mosquito A Red Sox capture Valley of Champions tourney The Ladner Mosquito A Red Sox made the most of their trip to Kelowna by winning the recent Valley of Champions all-star tournament. Despite being down 8-1

in the opener and 6-0 in the semi-final, Ladner bounced back to emerge with a perfect 5-0 record. The Red Sox capped off the tournament with a 16-4 victory in the championship

game over Surrey. Head coach Dave Romaniuk said all boys contributed to the win and proudly represented Ladner with hard play and great sportsmanship.

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The Ladner Mosquito AAA all-star team has been on a roll this summer, winning both tournaments it’s entered. The boys won the annual Boulanger tourney in Cloverdale over the Canada Day weekend and then came back two weeks later to capture the Valley of Champions in Kelowna. In the Okanagan, the SUBMITTED PHOTO team went a The Ladner Mosquito AAA all-star team was No. 1 in Kelowna’s Valley of perfect 6-0, Champions tournament. including a Morgan, Matt Wilkinson, year-round travelling team hard fought that had not been beaten Jordan Sanders, Branden win over Okotoks, Alberta in three years. Ladner beat Phillips, Sevak Jassor, in the final. With excepthe Albertans twice in Nicolas Listro-Smith, tional pitching by Simon Kelowna. Simon Raderecht, Joshua Raderecht and Matt The local boys are hopBermel, Dayton Jones, Wilkinson, and exceling to secure a berth in the Braedy Euerby, Aiden Wood lent fielding behind them, and Tyler Rooyakkers. Head provincials over the B.C. Ladner prevailed 10-3. Day weekend in Cloverdale. coach Bonnie Wegner is The win was made even assisted by Dave Wood and The roster includes: more special by the fact Scott Euerby. Jakob Wegner, Cole the Okotoks squad is a

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