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Jae Hee Min arrived in Canada from Korea on November 27th. Her first impressions of Vancouver were similar to those of many other visitors from Seoul: Vancouver seemed to be cleaner, less polluted and much more relaxed than her home city. Jae Hee is in Vancouver on a working holiday. She graduated from acting school in Korea and hopes to learn English here. Guidebook caught up with her at the Central Branch of Vancouver Public Library.

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JaeHee Min Guidebook: Was it difficult to apply to come to Canada? JaeHee: Well, the rules have changed. We used to have to visit the immigration office to apply in person. Now it is done online. Only 3000 applications are accepted and then the system closes. The application process started at midnight, and everyone who wanted to apply was waiting. When midnight arrived there were so many people who wanted to get on, that the system overloaded. Once it got going again, all 3000 applications were completed within 30 minutes. It took 20 minutes to get to my own application. I was number 2600. Guidebook: Did you have a job in Korea? JaeHee: I was a magazine intern with M&B magazines. I want to be an editor, but it is very difficult to find editing jobs in Korea. Guidebook: You will be here for at least a year. What else would you like to experience in that time? JaeHee: I would like to enjoy the culture here and to meet people from other cultures. I would like to go on trips. I hope to tour the USA before I go back to Korea. Guidebook: Why did you choose to come to Vancouver to study? JaeHee: I have been here before. When I was young, I was here for two months visiting relatives. I went to middle school here during

that time. I have great memories about that visit. So I wanted to come back. Guidebook: What are your plans for your studies in Vancouver? JaeHee: I plan to study English. I am attending ESL classes now. I would like to attend an intensive English course so I can get a diploma. Then I would like to attend a career school. I am thinking that in the new year I would like to study and work together. Guidebook: What kind of job? JaeHee: I would like to work as a barista, or work in retail sales in a fashion store. I would very much like to work for a fashion magazine. Guidebook: What qualities do you have that will help you find a job here? JaeHee: I have good endeavour and passion in my work. I do my best in every moment. I enjoy every moment too. Plus I am very good at doing multiple tasks. Guidebook: What parts of life in Vancouver have been difficult to adjust to? JHM: Besides language, food. I have difficulty finding delicious food. Guidebook: Vancouver is famous for its ethnic cuisine. JaeHee: Then I will look forward to discovering good food.


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| LetterEditor

Welcome to the Guidebook! Hello. Welcome to the second issue of Guidebook. This issue has been a long time coming. We’ve spent a lot of time looking for stories that we thought would be meaningful to our readers.

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While we’ve been writing and gathering stories for international students, we realize that much of this information is relevant to newcomers to Canada. In fact, many international students continue their studies here, begin careers and eventually become Canadian citizens. We welcome all new Canadians to become part of the Guidebook community.

Larry Pellizzari Editor-in-Chief

In this issue we look at winter on our local mountains. Cypress, Seymour and Grouse mountains are playgrounds for local snow sports, and all easily accessible from Vancouver by bus and by car.

who is in Vancouver studying English on a working vacation. On top of this, we present news, events, and information that we hope you will find useful and informative. Be sure to visit us online and take part in our reader’s survey. We will be drawing winners of over $100 in gift certificate prizes from the people who participate in the survey. So check us out at www.theguidebook.ca and fill in our readers’ survey while it is still open. Finally, I encourage you to give us your feedback. Tell us what you like about Guidebook; share ideas for what you’d like to see in these pages, and send us your stories about life in Metro Vancouver. We welcome you to submit stories of things that you’ve seen, people you’ve met, places you’ve eaten.

Be sure to check out our feature on Tours By Locals, a Vancouver company that provides custom tours such as visits to Vancouver’s best Views, or East Vancouver breweries.

What’s the most memorable experience you have since you’ve been here? What made you laugh? What was your biggest surprise? These are the types of things we’d love to hear about from you.

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All Event In Vancouver! With Christmas arriving and the new year just days away, there is a ton of activity in and around town. Markets, music, theatre, art, and more. Here is our roundup of winter fun. Get out there and enjoy yourselves!

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A Unique Christmas at London Heritage Farm 6511 Dyke Road Richmond BC, V7E 3R3 www.londonfarm.ca 604-271-5220 Fri Dec 06, 2013 - Sat Dec 21, 2013 The London Heritage Farm is decorated inside & out in its Christmas finest, waiting for your visit. Join us for traditional Christmas Tea & Baking in our Tea Room, visit or extended Gift Shop to find that special Christmas gift. Featuring our London Lady Tea, homemade jams, scone mix & a variety of hand sewn aprons, oven mitts, doggy treats, hand warmers & other gift items. View the outdoor light display & visit the museum in the old farmhouse. Admission is by dontation to London Heritage Farm. Christams Tea: $12.50 per person. This is a popular tea, please reserve in

advance. Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park 3735 Capilano Rd North Vancouver BC,V7R 4J1 www.capbridge.com 604-985-7474 Fri Dec 06, 2013 - Sat Jan 04, 2014 Canyon Lights, has a tall order this year - laying claim to the home of the world’s tallest living Christmas tree! Standing 46.4m (152 feet) tall, this Douglas-fir will be adorned in thousands of sparkling lights. Though other communities claim to have the tallest living Christmas tree, Capilano’s 250 year-old Douglas-fir rises above the competition. Park guests will also be dazzled by the thousands of lights glittering throughout the rainforest, across the Suspension Bridge & on CLIFFWALK, the Park’s newest

attraction. Also part of the fun - a children’s scavenger hunt, gingerbread cookie decorating, sing-a-long carols with the holiday band & glass blowing. Tickets are valid all day, with holiday activities running from 4-9 pm, Nov 30-Jan 4. Capilano is operating its free shuttle service from Canada Place. Gateway Theatre presents The King and I 6500 Gilbert Rd Richmond BC, V7C 3V4 www.gatewaytheatre.com/events 604-270-1812 Fri Dec 06, 2013 - Tue Dec 31, 2013 Opulent Bangkok, royal capital of the kingdom of Siam-1860. Anna, an attractive widow, has been hired by the King to teach English and other Western ideas to his many wives and many more children. Little do

they know they’re both about to be schooled. Join us for another joyful family classic, with songs you love like “Getting to Know You�, “Shall We Dance?� and “Whistle A Happy Tune� Handel's Messiah Dunbar Heights United Church Vancouver BC, V6S 1L5 www.dunbarheightsuc.ca 604-731-6420 Fri Dec 06, 2013 - Sat Dec 07, 2013 2 performances of Handels Messiah Part One for Christmas performed by the Dunbar Heights Chamber Orchestra. Alexandra Hill, soprano, Colleen Cotton, alto, Clinton Soffberg, tenor & Mark Paetkau, baritone. 7-9:00pm. Admission by donation. Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village Museum


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6501 Deer Lake Ave Burnaby BC, V5G 3T6 www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca/ EN 604-297-4565 Fri Dec 06, 2013 - Fri Jan 03, 2014 Enjoy the lights, boughs, red bows and all the other old-fashioned ornaments and decorations throughout the village and farmhouse. The season features traditional entertainment, demonstrations, hands-on activities and exhibits from the early 1900s. Highlights include: Father Christmas, Footlight Theatre, Baking in the Farmhouse, a Christmas scavenger hunt. Musicians, entertainers, demonstrators, storytellers, community choirs and heritage crafts are also scheduled throughout the season. Also, the heritage 1912 carousel delights all who ride (or just watch)! Check the website for more details. RezErect: Native Erotica at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art 639 Hornby St Vancouver BC, V6C 2G3 www.billreidgallery.ca 604-682-3455

Fri Dec 06, 2013 - Sun Feb 16, 2014 RezErect: Native Erotica presents a fresh, playful, provocative insight into sensuality & sexuality, featuring works by 28 mid-career & internationally recognized First Nations artists from the Northwest Coast & central Canada. Co-curated by Haida Artist Gwaai Edenshaw & Curator/Programmer, Kwiaahwah Jones, this exhibition celebrates that essential force, the reason we all exist today. A few of the participating artists include: Nicholas Galanin, Shawn Hunt, Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, Dionne Paul, Preston Singletary & Alida Kinnie Starr. Artists draw their inspiration from diverse sources: the natural world, oral histories, creation stories, ancient songs of love & heartbreak, dance, ceremony & traditional foods. Works range from traditional to contemporary in style & media include: wood, glass, stone, jewelry, pop art, street art & textiles. Bright Nights in Stanley Park Stanley Park Vancouver BC, V6G 1Z4

Carol Ships Parade Of Lights Festival at Harbour Cruises Vancouver Harbour VancouverBC, V6B 3Z6 www.boatcruises.com Toll-free800-663-1500 604-688-7246 Sun Dec 01, 2013 - Mon Dec 23, 2013 This annual Christmas tradition began more than 50 years ago in Coal Harbour with one boat decorated with Christmas lights. Today, more than 50 boats festooned with 100,000-plus twinkling lights can be seen gliding through Vancouver’s waterways on peak evenings. The spectacle viewed from shore is free, but the best experience is aboard the carol ships themselves, which carry more than 30,000 guests every season. Tickets for different ships range in price & offerings. Check our website to see the list of participating ships; be sure to check the sailing schedule online as it changes nightly. Christmas at Canada Place Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal Vancouver BC, V6C 3E1 www.canadaplace.ca 604-665-9000 Sun Dec 01, 2013 - Tue Dec 31, 2013 Celebrate your favourite Canadian Christmas memories at Christmas at Canada Place presented by Port Metro Vancouver. Visit the Canada Place cruise ship terminal from Dec 1-31, 2013 to skate under the Northern Lights, ride the CN Holiday Train, tour the historic Woodward’s Windows & more! It’s your chance to share your

favourite Canadian Christmas memories & make new ones. Help us fill a container of dreams for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank by dropping off your food donations at the giant “present� located on the front plaza at the entrance of Christmas at Canada Place. Hours & performance schedule: canadaplace.ca Hours for month of Dec: Weekends 10am-7pm, 1st: 10am-7pm, 2nd-6th: 12pm-4pm, 9th-13th: 3pm-8pm, 16th-20th: 12pm-8pm, 23rd: 10am-7pm, 24th: 10am-4pm, 25th: CLOSED, 26th - 31: 10am-7pm Christmas at FlyOver Canada

999 Canada Place Vancouver BC, V6C 3C1 www.flyovercanada.com 604-620-8455 Fri Nov 29, 2013 - Sun Jan 05, 2014 Over the Christmas holidays, guests to FlyOver Canada will enjoy a Christmas-themed preshow before taking off on an exhilarating flight-ride experience. Additional highlights include ice sculpture carving demonstrations, live performances of holiday music & tasty treats (including hot apple cider, hot chocolate, waffles & candied nuts). Admission is $19.95 for adults (ages 18 &

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www.brightnights.ca 604-257-8531 Thu Dec 05, 2013 - Sun Jan 05, 2014 The Stanley Park holiday train has been a Christmas tradition in Vancouver for more than 20 years. The train winds through the forest past three million sparkling lights while the aromas of hot chocolate, fresh popcorn & roasted chestnuts bring back festive childhood memories. Kids can also visit Santa in his “living room� at the train station & explore stunning holiday displays throughout the plaza. Admission to the plaza is free, but tickets are required to ride the train ($11 for adults & $7 for children & seniors); children 3 & under ride the train free. Discounted matinee tickets are also available ($6 for adults, children & seniors). Check our website for hours of operation.

Crime prevention programs by The Burnaby RCMP and the City of Burnaby Have you been wanting to get more involved in preventing crime and keeping Burnaby a safe community? Do you need tips on how to theft-proof your home, car or business; how to prevent identity theft; or how to keep your child safe on the internet? If you have access to a computer, then tips on a wide variety of crime prevention and safety topics are at your fingertips. The RCMP’s British Columbia Division website (www.bc.rcmp. ca) has a wide selection of safety tips under the “Protecting Yourself� section of its home page. Tips on Child Safety include information on drug prevention, child abuse, safe play and “street-proofing�. Road Safety tips cover BC’s Distracted Driver legislation, why we should wear seatbelts, and bicycle and mobility scooter safety. Information in the Protect Yourself from Frauds and Scams section includes identity theft, debit card fraud, and fake lottery scams. Other topics covered on the website include internet security, gang awareness, boat safety and Christmas Shopping Safety. The Burnaby RCMP and the City of Burnaby also offer important safety information on their websites. Visit www.burnaby. rcmp.ca where you will find information on crime prevention programs under the Community Police Offices section. At www. burnaby.ca, The Personal Safety Tips section is rich in safety information.o


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| Event Guide, Calendar Winter officially begins December 21st. Around this time, schools are closed and people are focused on Christmas and holidays. It it a time for family and friends. Check out our listings for fun activities you can do with the people in your life.

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older), $17.95 for students, youth & seniors & $14.95 for children (ages 4 to 12). Closed Christmas Day - Dec 25th. Dec 24 show times are 10-5 pm. Check website for up-to-date information. Christmas at the Lonsdale Quay Market 123 Carrie Cates North Vancouver BC, V7M 3K7 www.lonsdalequay.com 604-985-2191 Fri Nov 29, 2013 - Tue Dec 24, 2013 Lonsdale Quay Market is your holiday destination for... Unique gift ideas, fresh food options for holiday meals, festive music, Santa photos, kids activities & holiday gift wrapping. Join us for a festive atmosphere & live holiday music all Dec Long! Luminescence at Vancouver Aquarium 845 Avison Way Vancouver BC, V6B 3X8 www.vanaqua.org 604-659-3474 Thu Nov 28, 2013 - Wed Jan 22, 2014 Get into the holiday spirit by exploring this celebration of aquatic light. Gaze at a display of 100-plus origami jellyfish, marvel at an electric eel-powered holiday tree & learn how sea creatures


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create & reflect light. Take a virtual tour through the depths of the ocean with a deep-dive installation & don’t miss the exhilarating 4-D film Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas. Afterwards, continue the journey to a winter wonderland in Canada’s Arctic Gallery & meet Scuba Claus. Admission is $25 for adults, $18 for students, youth & seniors & $14 for children (ages 4 to 12). The Peak of Christmas at Grouse Mountain 6400 Nancy Greene Way North Vancouver BC, V7R 4K9 www.grousemountain.com 604-980-9311 Sat Nov 23, 2013 - Tue Dec 24, 2013 A favourite Vancouver holiday tradition. Santa Claus, reindeer, ice skating, sleigh rides, carollers, holiday movies in The Theatre in the Sky. During the month of Dec, the spirit of Christmas comes alive with a magical celebration & a multitude of festivities atop Grouse Mountain. Please visit our website for more information. 4th Annual Vancouver Christmas Market Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza Vancouver BC, V6B 2P1 www.vancouverchristmasmarket.

com 604-561-7597 Fri Nov 22, 2013 - Tue Dec 24, 2013 The Vancouver Christmas Market is back for its 4th year - Nov 22 to Dec 24, 2013 - on the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza! This German Christmas Village market brings unique holiday shopping experiences, seasonal entertainment & traditional food right to downtown. The festively decorated outdoor Village features rows of illuminated wooden huts & thousands of sparkling Christmas lights. Sounds of bells, trumpeters & the delicious aromas of mulled wine & spicy gingerbread make the Village an unforgettable experience for the whole family. Vendors from Germany & Canada offer traditional handmade arts & crafts, Bavarian & German-style food & drinks. New! Pay your admission once & get free entry for the whole season! Vancouver Winter Farmers' Market 4610 Ontario St Vancouver BC, V5V 3H1 www.eatlocal.org 604-879-3276 Sat Nov 02, 2013 - Sat April 26, 2014 Check out our Winter Farmers Markets. Everything from organic

& conventional produce, meat, cheese & seafood, preserves, baking & bread. Plan to grab lunch from our on-site Creperie or sausage vendor. Warm up with a hot coffee on a cold winter day & start shopping. We’ll also have select craft vendors selling high quality craft items for gifts & treats for yourself. Don’t forget your reusable bags & parking in the area is limited so walk, bike or take transit if you can. Saturdays from 10:00am to 2:00pm beginning Nov 2. Vancouver Art Gallery Presents: Charles Edenshaw Exhibition 750 Hornby St Vancouver BC, V6Z 2H7 www.vanartgallery.bc.ca 604-662-4700 Sat Oct 26, 2013 - Sun Feb 02, 2014 Charles Edenshaw (1839-1920) was recognized in his time as an exceptional Haida artist and remains an iconic figure in Northwest Coast art. His work serves as a testament to a tremendous individual spirit and a singular talent. With over 200 pieces assembled from public and private collections from around the world, this first major survey of Edenshaw’s work features the full range of objects that he produced and is organized around five central themes: Haida Traditions,

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Craft Fairs The Narrative, the Style, the New Forms and the Legacy. A Call For Justice: Fighting for Japanese Canadian Redress (1977-1988) Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre, Burnaby BC, V5E 4M7 centre.nikkeiplace.org/a-call-forjustice/ 604-777-7000 Sun Sep 22, 2013 - Sun Dec 29, 2013 A Call for Justice tells a story of human rights and the enduring perseverance of the Japanese Canadian community who suffered so much from 1942-1949. In honour of the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Redress Agreement with the Government of Canada in 1988, the Nikkei National Museum is presenting the first traveling exhibit celebrating the emotional struggle to achieve an apology and acknowledgement for these unjust treatments. This exhibit will examine the ten year fight using historic photographs, artifacts, poetry, personal statements, art, and video. Admission by donation. Centre is open Tuesday - Sunday (Closed Dec 23-28, 2013). Foncie's Fotos - Vancouver 1100 Chestnut St Vancouver BC, V6J 3J9 www.museumofvancouver.ca

604-736-4431 Thu June 06, 2013 - Sun Jan 05, 2014 The Museum of Vancouver presents an exhibit of the works of Foncie Pulice, the last man standing from Vancouver’s great era of post-war street photography. Creator of about 15 million images over his lifetime, Foncie captured Vancouverites in action as they strode the city streets. His photographs trigger vivid memories for long-time residents who recall the particular day, the hour, their companions, the circumstances. North Vancouver Christmas Festival The Shipyards North Vancouver BC, V7M 3K7 www.lowerlonsdalebusinessassociation.com 866-594-3243 Sat Dec 07, 2013 - Sat Dec 07, 2013 The Lower Lonsdale Business Association in partnership with the City of North Vancouver invites you to celebrate their annual Christmas Festival. Shipbuilders’ Square will be sparkling with Christmas lights & filled with children’s activities that include the always popular bug lantern building workshop run by the North Vancouver Museum & Archives, the North Shore Neighbourhood House gingerbread man decorating


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New acquisition strengthens Gallery’s collection Vancouver Art Gallery is pleased to announce the latest acquisition for its growing permanent collection. This work by Emily Carr, titled Emily and Lizzie, is generously donated by philanthropists and long-time Gallery supporters Michael Audain and Yoshiko Karasawa, making it the fifth Emily Carr portrait in the Gallery’s holdings. “We are thrilled to receive this extraordinary gift. This painting fills a gap in the Gallery’s representation of Emily Carr’s work as her figurative works are extremely rare,� said Kathleen S. Bartels, the Director of Vancouver Art Gallery, “With such generous help from Michael and Yoshi, we are proud to continue to build Emily Carr’s legacy for our city and province, and our audiences from around the world.� The Vancouver Art Gallery currently has 254 works by Emily Carr and is proud to hold the world’s most significant collection by this internationally celebrated Canadian painter. Carr’s work has been included consistently in more than 140 exhibitions at the Gallery since 1936, giving her a significant relationship with the institution and its esteemed history. This prized new acquisition, Emily and Lizzie, has already been included in two exhibitions at the Gallery in the past few years. Painted around 1913 when Emily Carr had re-settled in Victoria, BC, Emily and Lizzie is a rare and intimate self-portrait depicting Carr sharing tea with her eldest sister by a window. In this painting, Carr has her back to the viewers in a dark dress, silhouetted in profile. In contrast, Lizzie is represented in the light, dressed in a white blouse with her hand resting on a bowl. With its vibrant colours, this domestic themed painting is an excellent example of Carr’s practice after her training in France. Though she was unaware of it at the time, Carr’s artistic production had similarities to work being produced by fellow Canadians James Wilson Morrice, David Milne and Lawren Harris..o

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604-683-4574 Sun Dec-08-13 Where Jazz meets the Spirit! Spend an hour listening to the area’s finest jazz musicians, plus a chance to reflect on life’s mysteries and beauties through spoken word. Admission is free. Upcoming performers include: Van Django, Jim Byrnes & Joani Taylor, Marcus Mosely Chorale, Olad de Shield, Michelle Richard.

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What’s Going on about Town| Guidebook Events Calendar Check website for more upcoming artitsts. Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club 2837 Cambie St Vancouver BC, V5Z 3Y8 www.yukyuks.com 604-696-9857 Tue Dec 10, 2013 - Thu Dec 31, 2015 Yuk Yuk’s Standup Comedy Club is the best in comedy in Vancouver. If you’re looking for fun things to do in Vancouver, look for Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club (2837 Cambie St). Second to none, the absolute best laughs in Vancouver. Karaoke Christmas Lights Trolley 999 Canada Place Way Vancouver BC, V6C 3E1 www.vancouvertrolley.com Toll-free888-451-5581 604-801-5515 Wed Dec 11, 2013 - Mon Dec 30, 2013 Enjoy festively-decorated Trolleys equipped with karaoke machines, for guests’ holiday singing enjoyment. Trolleys depart at 6:30 pm from the Canada Place. Upon pickup, guests will sing their way past the city lights of downtown before arriving at Bright Nights at Stanley Park. After being given some time to walk through the light display and take in Stanley Park’s holiday magic, the tour will continue through local light displays on the way to the second stop of the evening, at Van Dusen Botanical Garden’s Festival of Lights. A donation to the Burn Fund is included in each ticket. Reservations required. Van Dusen Gardens Festival of Lights 5251 Oak St Vancouver BC,V6M 4H1 www.vandusengarden.org 604-257-8335 Wed Dec 11, 2013 - Sat Jan 04, 2014 VanDusen Botanical Garden is transformed into a holiday wonderland every Christmas during this festival that delights young & old alike with seasonal displays & more than one million twinkling lights wrapped around trees & trellises. Guests can take photos with Santa (Dec 11-24), watch the Shadow Puppet Theatre & be entertained by the Scandinavian Gnomes, community & featured choirs (Dec 11-23) & The Grinch. Admission is $14.25 for adults, $10.50 for seniors & youth & $7.75 for children; children 2 & under receive free admission.

Closed Dec 25. Fairview Pub - Thursday Night Jazz 898 Broadway W Vancouver BC, V5Z 1J8 www.fairviewpub.ca 604-872-1262 Thu Dec 12, 2013 - Wed Dec 31, 2014 The Park Inn & Suites is home to Fairview Pub, one of Vancouver’s best venues for live Jazz, Rhythm & Blues entertainment. This legendary Vancouver pub is popular with locals and guests alike and features live music and drink specials at the full-service bar. Our popular Thursday Night Jazz features John Nolan Jazz trio followed by the house band. Visit us online for schedule of upcoming shows. Breakfast with Santa 6400 Nancy Greene Way North Vancouver BC,V7R 4K9 www.grousemountain.com/events 604-980-9311 Sat Dec 14, 2013 - Tue Dec 24, 2013 Bring the whole family for a special meal at the Peak of Vancouver - featuring a delicious hot & cold buffet, a Christmas sing-a-long, face painting, reindeer antler-making & of course the jolly man in red himself. Check website for times & prices. Goh Ballet's The Nutcracker 777 Homer St Vancouver BC, V6B 2W1 www.gohnutcracker.com/ 604-684-3170 Sat Dec 14, 2013 - Sun Dec 22, 2013 Goh Ballet’s critically acclaimed The Nutcracker will make a triumphant return to the Centre in Vancouver from Dec 14-22, 2013. Celebrating its fifth year, this classical rendition of a magical holiday tradition is a mustsee family favourite. Principal Dancers from the renowned Royal Danish Ballet will perform to live musical accompaniment from the Vancouver Opera Orchestra alongside a dazzling cast of more than 200 dancers. With choreography by Emmy-award winning dance luminary Anna-Marie Holmes, this sparkling production will delight all ages. Tickets through Ticketmaster or by calling 1-855-985-2787. The Centre in Vancouver, 777 Homer Street. Dec. 14th & 21st at 2pm & 7:30pm Dec. 15th & 22nd at 2pm Dec. 20th at 7:30pm

Holiday Market - Vancouver Croatian Cultural Centre Vancouver BC,V5N 4E4 www.eatlocal.org 604-879-3276 Sat Dec 14, 2013 - Sat Dec 14, 2013 Want a holly, jolly, local holiday this year? Make the 18th Annual Holiday Market your one stop shop for gorgeous gifts, gourmet goodies & festive entertaining! With close to 80 VFM craft, prepared food & seasonal nursery vendors all under one roof, the Holiday Market showcases the best in local handmade products. Jewelry, metalwork, wood craft, ceramics, textiles, soap & body care, printmaking & paper are just a few of the fine crafts featured at this year’s market. Shop for all your loved ones while stocking your holiday larder with seasonal baking, artisanal cheeses, gourmet chocolate & candy, specialty vinegars, sauces & spice blends, preserves, honey, hand roasted coffee & much more. From 10am-4pm Winter Solstice Festival at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Gardens 578 Carrall St Vancouver BC, V6B 5K2 www.vancouverchinesegarden.com 604-662-3207 Sat Dec 21, 2013 Come together with friends & family! Warm your bellies with our signature Dragon Spice holiday tea & a delicious hot bun & warm your hearts with the breathtaking landscape. Lantern artists reimagine the beauty of the Garden with whimsical & spectacular pieces while diverse performers take the stage throughout the evening. 6:0010:00 pm. The Lulu Series: Art in the City with Sans Façon 6911 No. 3 Road Richmond BC, V6Y 2C1 www.richmond.ca/luluseries 604-204-8672 Sat Dec-28-13 With the participation of artists, can urban infrastructure designs be re-imagined to renew the relationship between citizens and their environment? Artist and architect duo, Sans façon, explore the relationship between people and places through site-specific projects such as performances and permanent pieces in public spaces, and strategies that involve artists in the rethinking of specific places. This is the first of three talks in

The Lulu Series: Art in the City 2013, featuring engaging discussions on Art in the City and its importance to establishing connections between citizens and their communities. To reserve your FREE seats, please email lulu[at]richmond.ca.

cymbals & cheering crowds. Restaurants introduce special menus for the holiday & quickly fill their reservation books for extravagant New Year’s feasts. In 2014, Richmond marks the start of the Year of the Horse in the week leading up to Jan 31!

PuSh: International Performing Arts Festival - Vancouver

Gateway Theatre presents ‘Art’

Various Venues Vancouver BC, V5Z 1G4 www.pushfestival.ca 604-605-8284 Tue Jan 14, 2014 - Sun Feb 02, 2014 The PuSh International Performing Arts festival is Vancouver’s mid-winter festival representing acclaimed local, national & international artists. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the festival features adventurous programs of theatre, dance, music & multimedia at venues in & around Vancouver. Dine Out Vancouver Various Restaurants Vancouver BC, V6C 3L6 www.dineoutvancouver.com 604-683-2000 Fri Jan 17, 2014 - Sun Feb 02, 2014 The Dine Out Vancouver Festival is Canada’s largest celebration of eating out, attracting tens of thousands of local & visiting food enthusiasts annually to experience the city’s exceptionally diverse collection of restaurants. Diners can select from more than 230 restaurants each offering unique three-course prix-fixe meals, many complemented by the wines of British Columbia and Kronenbourg 1664. Over the 17 days of the festival, a delicious schedule of culinary events gives festival-goers an opportunity to enjoy unique culinary experiences including dining adventures, food & cocktail tours, cooking classes & demonstrations, wine tastings, street food markets & more. Chinese New Year at the Lansdowne Centre 5300 No 3 Rd Richmond BC, V6X 3R8 www.rccs.ca 604-270-7222 Fri Jan 31, 2014 - Fri Jan 31, 2014 As spring approaches each year, Richmond pulls out all stops to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year, one of the most important annual events for the city’s large Asian community. Giant dragons & lions twist & dance to drums,

6500 Gilbert Rd Richmond, BC, V7C 3V4 www.gatewaytheatre.com/whatsonm3.html 604-270-1812 Thu Feb 06, 2014 - Sat Feb 22, 2014 If friendship is based on common likes and values, what happens when someone does something outrageous? Serge spends 200,000 francs on an all-white painting and inadvertently lobs a grenade into his circle of friends. Marc is enraged Serge would blow his money on something he judges to be worthless. Yvan wants to remain neutral, but just adds fuel to the fire by not taking a stand. Get ready for fireworks as friendships implode in this Tony Awardwinning black comedy. Grouse Mountain’s 24 Hours of Winter 6400 Nancy Greene Way North Vancouver, BC, V7R 4K9 www.grousemountain.com/events 604-980-9311 Sat Feb 08, 2014 - Sun Feb 09, 2014 Saturday, Feb 8 to Sunday Feb 9 welcomes the return of everyone’s favourite sleepless night, 24 Hours of Winter. Grouse Mountain is celebrating the Olympic legacy & the one-year countdown to Sochi. Enjoy 24 consecutive hours of winter fun, including after-dark snowboard & ski contests, sunrise snowshoe treks, the torch parade, shopping, dining & everyone’s favourite junior pond hockey tournament. Entry is complimentary with Grouse Mountain General Admission, Membership or Ski Pass. Visit our website in the new year for a schedule of events. Vancouver International Wine Festival Various Locations Vancouver, BC. www.playhousewinefest.com 604-873-3311 Mon Feb 24, 2014 - Sun Mar 02, 2014 One of the world’s premiere wine festivals, this event is a unique opportunity to learn about & enjoy some of the world’s finest wines. The event features wine tastings


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Sports If you enjoy watching sports, Vancouver has a team for you to follow – whatever your game. Vancouver is home to several professional sports teams that represent our city in soccer, baseball, football, and hockey. However, at this time of year, it’s hockey, hockey, hockey. The National Hockey League’s Vancouver Canucks play their home games at Rogers Arena. Information, game schedules and tickets are available at canucks.nhl.com The Canadian Hockey League’s Vancouver Giants play out of the Pacific Coliseum. For information visit vancouvergiants.com.

& pairings, gourmet dinners & luncheons, educational seminars & culinary competitions. Gateway Theatre presents ‘Art’ Richmond 6500 Gilbert Rd Richmond, BC., V7C 3V4 www.gatewaytheatre.com/whatsonm3.html Phone: 604-270-1812 Thu Feb 06, 2014 - Sat Feb 22, 2014 If friendship is based on common likes and values, what happens when someone does something outrageous? Serge spends 200,000 francs on an all-white painting and inadvertently lobs a grenade into his circle of friends. Marc is enraged Serge would blow his money on something he judges to be worthless. Yvan wants to remain neutral, but just adds fuel to the fire by not taking a stand. Get ready for fireworks as friendships implode in this Tony Award-winning black comedy. Gateway Theatre presents Dreary and Izzy - Richmond 6500 Gilbert Rd Richmond, BC., V7C 3V4 www.gatewaytheatre.com/whatsons2.html Phone: 604-270-1812

Thu March 06, 2014 - Sat March 15, 2014 When the Monoghan sisters lose their parents in a car accident, Deirdre is poised to enter university. Now she must care for her beloved older sister Isabelle, who’s adopted, First Nations and affected by fetal alcohol syndrome. Deirdre struggles to manage until twin rays of hope appear in the form of a gorgeous vacuum cleaner salesman and a family friend. Their helpful impulses will have startling consequences. A powerful play penned by one of Canada’s sharpest playwrights. Gateway Theatre presents The Grandkid - Richmond 6500 Gilbert Rd Richmond, BC., V7C 3V4 www.gatewaytheatre.com/ whatsonm4.html Phone: 604-270-1812 Thu April 10, 2014 - Sat April 26, 2014 Abby and Julius are as close as a granddaughter and grandfather can be. But when Abby starts university and moves in with Julius, they must learn to negotiate a new and difficult relationship: roommates. Over time, Julius learns that Abby isn’t a little girl anymore, and Abby teaches Julius that life’s

second chapters can be the sweetest. This warm family comedy reminds us that kids grow up fast but that the kid in us never leaves. Sunset Combo Tour to Capilano Suspension Bridge & Grouse Mountain - Vancouver 875 Terminal Ave Vancouver, BC., V6A 2M9 www.vancouvertrolley.com Toll-free 888-451-5581 Phone: 604-801-5515 Mon May 19, 2014 - Wed September 03, 2014 Enjoy a Trolley tour, a visit to the Capilano Suspension Bridge, Grouse Mountain & a sunset aboard the Vancouver Trolley Company. You & your party will be picked up at your hotel in downtown Vancouver between 4:35 pm & 4:45 pm. After a drive through Stanley Park & over the Lions Gate Bridge you will visit Capilano Suspension Bridge & end your evening on top of Grouse Mountain. Vancouver International Storytelling Festival Vancouver Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden Vancouver, BC., V6B 5K2 www.vancouverstorytelling. org

Phone: 604-876-2272 Sun June 08, 2014 - Mon June 09, 2014 The Vancouver International Storytelling Festival takes the form of a series of concerts, workshops, daytime performances, a kids’ stage & storytelling through dance. There is a strong commitment to multiculturalism & service to the storytelling community. Stanley Park Hop-on Hopoff Tour with a Klahowya Village Aboriginal Interpreter - Vancouver Various Stops In Stanley Park Vancouver, BC., V6G 1Z4 www.vancouvertrolley.com Phone: 604-801-5515 Wed June 18, 2014 - Wed September 03, 2014 Explore Stanley Park on this fully narrated Hop-on Hop-off Stanley Park Shuttle stopping at 15 of the top attractions & locations in Stanley Park. Canada Day Celebrations At Canada Place - Vancouver 504 - 999 Canada Pl Vancouver, BC., V6C 3E1 www.canadaday.canadaplace.ca Phone: 604-775-7200 Tue July 01, 2014 - Tue July 01, 2014


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Canada Day at Canada Place returns for its 26th year, inviting locals & visitors to celebrate the country’s birthday with a free waterfront party. More than 250,000 attendees are expected to attend for 13 hours of free family fun, including live music & dance performances, extreme sports displays, appearances by the Canadian Armed Forces & more. Afterward, check out the Canada Day Parade at 7:00 pm (beginning at the corner of Georgia & Broughton Streets) & the Burrard Inlet Fireworks Show at 10:30 pm. Tsawwassen Sun Festival - Delta 1720 56th St Delta, BC., V4L 2B1 www.shoptsawwassen.com/sun-festival.php Phone: 604-952-3000 Sat August 02, 2014 - Mon August 04, 2014 Celebrate all that British Columbia has to offer at this year’s annual Tsawwassen Sun Festival at Winskill Park & the South Delta Recreation Centre. Attracting upwards of 8,000 people over this three-day period each year, the Tsawwassen Sun Festival is the largest community festival in South Delta. There’s fun for the whole family including a parade, children’s midway, antique fair, marketplace, slow pitch tournament, BMX air show, bingo, main stage entertainment, fireworks, food vendors & much more. Festival of Chocolate - Vancouver Various Locations Vancouver, BC., V6C 3L6 www.festivalofchocolate.ca Phone: 604-628-9547 Wed October 15, 2014 - Mon Nov 10, 2014 The Fall Festival of Chocolate showcases everything one can learn about cocoa and chocolate. The magical mystery of these ingredients is explored through seminars and pairings held at local chocolate shops, wineries, breweries, restaurants, cafes, and bakeries across the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Don’t miss out on this delicious opportunity to celebrate all things chocolate. Check website for a Schedule of Events. Whitecaps FC Add Waitlist For The White Section 'Caps now have waitlists for both the Green and White sections at BC Place Vancouver Whitecaps FC have added a waitlist for 2014 season tickets in the White section. Currently, there are no available seats in either the Green or White sections at BC Place. The Green sections are at the four corners of the stadium, while the White sections are in the centre of the west end of BC Place. On December 1, all 2013 season tickets which have not been renewed will made available to the season ticket holder seat relocation process. On December 16, all remaining seats in the White and Green sections will become available to those on the waitlist – on a first come, first serve basis – followed by the general public. Whitecaps FC 2014 season tickets start at $349, subject to applicable fees. Along with season tickets, the club is offering a flexible range of products which include: half-season packs, 5-packs, student season tickets, and a youth soccer half-season ticket. For more information on Whitecaps FC ticket options, call 604-669-9283 ext. 2 or visit whitecapsfc.com. o

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From Federal Goverment|Guidebook News 1 to 7, 2013. “Each year thousands of Canadians are injured or killed by impaired drivers,” says Bob Paulson, Commissioner of the RCMP, “and we chose this week to step up enforcement efforts to take alcohol and drug impaired drivers off the road, but we won’t stop here.” On Dec 7, 2013, in jurisdictions across the country, the RCMP will conduct a coordinated impaired driving enforcement initiative. On that day, officers will be out and visible looking actively for people driving under the influence.

Wireless Code: Canadians Can Cancel Contracts after Two Years

RCMP Begins Impaired Driving Enforcement Campaign

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) launched a national impaired driving enforcement campaign to coincide with National Safe Driving Week, Dec

Over the coming months the RCMP will be increasing enforcement and awareness efforts in all RCMP jurisdictions to stop alcohol and drug impaired drivers. o

New Rules on Prepaid Credit Cards

sultations for the next 12 weeks. This feedback will be used as the basis for roundtable discussions across Canada in 2014. The Consumer Code consultation paper being released makes specific reference to the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC), and asks what additional tools and authorities FCAC may need in order to effectively carry out its supervisory role in a principles-based financial consumer protection environment. “Both the launch of the Consumer Code consultations and the final publication of the Prepaid Payment Products Regulations have immediate inroads to the work of FCAC,” said Ms. Tedesco. “We look forward to reading consumers’ views on that question, because this role is one that is central to our mandate.”

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of State Yelich spoke about how people-to-people ties and increased cooperation in a wide range of areas between Canada and India are helping to increase the value of bilateral merchandise trade. The recently announced Global Markets Action Plan (GMAP) identified key areas where there are opportunities for cooperation between Canada and India, including energy, agriculture and agri-food, infrastructure and education.

September 2013, the value of bilateral trade was up almost 3.4 percent over the first nine months of 2012.

and the establishment of the CanadaU.A.E. Business Council are increasing cooperation.

During her brief stay in Dubai, UAE on Nov 30, Minister of State Yelich met with Canadian expatriates who are pursuing careers in many fields, including medicine, law, education, hospitality, and business. In recent years, Canada and the UAE have concluded a convention to eliminate double taxation and a nuclear cooperation agreement. In addition, a Memorandum of Understanding on Economic Cooperation, Trade and Investment

Canada-UAE bilateral merchandise trade was worth $1.7 billion in 2012, making it Canada’s largest trading partner in the Middle East and North Africa. September 2013, the value of bilateral trade was up almost 3.4 percent over the first nine months of 2012.

Ottawa will put new regulations in place on prepaid credit cards. The changes will no longer permit expiry dates on the value of the card, and will forbid the charging of maintenance fees to keep the card active within the first year. “With the launch of the Consumer Code consultations and new regulations for prepaid cards, Canadians will be better protected, informed and positioned to make responsible financial decisions for their families,” said Kevin Sorenson, minister of state for finance. Canadians will be able to comment during these Consumer Code con-

Minister of State Yelich Promotes Canadian Interests in Asia and the Middle East The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), wrapped up a weeklong visit to India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where she held meetings with government and business leaders to further Canada’s ties with the two countries. In Mumbai on Nov 28 and 29, and in New Delhi on Dec 2, Minister

In 2012, the value of bilateral merchandise trade between Canada and India exceeded $5.2 billion. As of

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has a new wireless code, which enables Canadians to cancel their contracts at no cost after a maximum of two years. The code also makes it easier for Canadians to understand their contracts for cellphones and other mobile devices and sets out their basic rights. “Rather than feeling trapped by their contracts, Canadians will be able to make informed choices about the wireless services—and service providers—that best meet their needs every two years, if not more often,” said Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman of the CRTC. “It will be in the best interests of wireless companies to adopt innovative practices to ensure their customers are satisfied and to attract new ones.” The wireless code will apply to all new contracts signed as of Dec 2, 2013. It will also apply to existing contracts that are renewed or extended, or where the key terms are changed, as of that same date. In

During her brief stay in Dubai, UAE on Nov 30, Minister of State Yelich met with Canadian expatriates who are pursuing careers in many fields,

addition, the code will apply to all wireless contracts as of June 3, 2015, regardless of when they were signed. Among other things, the wireless code will allow individual and small business consumers to: • terminate their wireless contracts after two years without cancellation fees • limit data charges in excess of the usage defined in their plans at $50/ month • limit national and international data roaming charges in excess of the usage defined in their plans at $100/month • have their cellphone unlocked after 90 days, or immediately if they paid for the device in full • return their cellphone, within 15 days and specific usage limits, if they are unhappy with their service • accept or decline changes to the key terms of a fixed-term (i.e., 2-year) contract, and • receive a contract that is easy to read and understand. For more information about the wireless code, please visit www.crtc.gc.ca/wirelesscode. o

including medicine, law, education, hospitality, and business. In recent years, Canada and the UAE have concluded a convention to eliminate double taxation and a nuclear cooperation agreement. In addition, a Memorandum of Understanding on Economic Cooperation, Trade and Investment and the establishment of the Canada-U.A.E. Business Council are increasing cooperation. Canada-UAE bilateral merchandise trade was worth $1.7 billion in 2012, making it Canada’s largest trading partner in the Middle East and North Africa. o


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Nominations now being accepted for

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2014 Paul Yuzyk Award for Multiculturalism

Minister Kenney and Bashir Ahmed, winner of the 2013 Paul Yuzyk Award for Multiculturalism – Edmonton, Alberta Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, has invited Canadians to submit nominations for the sixth annual Paul Yuzyk Award for Multiculturalism. The award commemorates the legacy of the late Senator Paul Yuzyk, who was a member of the Senate of Canada from Feb 1963 to July 1986. Yuzyk played a key role in the development of Canadian multiculturalism policy. He has been called the father of multiculturalism for his early role in achieving policy recognition for the “third force� of Canadian society; that is, those who were of neither British nor French descent. “Canada’s pluralism is a big part of what makes our country great, and it’s important that we continue to strengthen and promote it,� said Minister Kenney. “That is why, through the Paul Yuzyk Award for Multiculturalism, we recognize those who have shown dedication to fostering integration and social cohesion in communities across Canada. I encourage all Canadians to nominate a friend, colleague or volunteer worker who makes outstanding efforts to build a stronger country.� The award recipient receives a certificate of honour, signed by the Minister, as well as the privilege to select an eligible, registered, not-for-profit Canadian organization to receive a $20,000 grant from the Government of Canada. The 2013 Paul Yuzyk Award recipient for Outstanding Achievement, Mr. Bashir Ahmed of Edmonton, Alberta, selected the Somali Canadian Education and Rural Development Organization to receive the federal grant. Nominations for the 2014 Paul Yuzyk Award for Multiculturalism must be postmarked by March 1, 2014. o

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ď ˛ď€ Victoria/Vancouver Island ď ˛ď€ Rocky Mountains/Banff/Jasper ď ˛ď€ Seattle ď ˛ď€ Alberta ď ˛ď€ California ď ˛ď€ Kelowna/BC Okanagan ď ˛ď€ Interior of BC ď ˛ď€ Toronto ď ˛ď€ Montreal ď ˛ď€ Ottawa ď ˛ď€ Niagara Falls ď ˛ď€ New York ď ˛ď€ South America ď ˛ď€ Other (please specify) _________________________

26. What parts of Guidebook’s design stands out most, what could use some work and what should be improved?

27. Do you participate in any of these activities?

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The Industry Training Authority (ITA) leads and coordinates British Columbia’s skilled trades system. ITA works with employers, employees, industry, labour, training providers and government to issue credentials, manage apprenticeships, set program standards, and increase opportunities in the trades. ITA is piloting Maker Days at elementary and high schools in BC between Dec 2013 and March 2014. Maker Day encourages a shift in learning, helping educators introduce trades and technology and working with your hands to students as young as five. The goal is to integrate ‘making and tinkering’ into classrooms. Maker Day integrates more hands-on learning opportunities into the education system and encourages invention, prototyping, and experimenting. And ‘learning by doing’ is at the heart of apprenticeship. Participants are introduced to design, inquiry, and experiential learning through small group engagement with kits provided. Participants draw from a bank of materials and resources to collaboratively and creatively imagine, design, prototype, tinker, and share the groups’ solution to a design challenge. www.itabc.ca/makerday o

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Talk of the Town| Guidebook News for the Arctic Council, is leading the Canadian delegation at the 40th Anniversary of the International Agreement on the Conservation of Polar Bears in Moscow, Russia in early Dec. “Our Government is committed to proper conservation of the polar bear, while ensuring that the rights of Aboriginal peoples who continue to rely on the polar bear for food, clothing and livelihood are maintained and respected,” said Minister Aglukkaq.

Study and Go Abroad Fairs Canada’s Largest International University and Student Travel Expo Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Fair Times: 3 pm - 7 pm Free Seminars: 2 pm - 7 pm East Ballroom at Convention Level Vancouver Convention Centre 999 Canada Place Free Admission Pre-register to save time! Registration is optional - admission is free! If you do register beforehand, we will be sure to send you a reminder and any news updates about the events. Be sure to tell your family and friends as well. This is your chance to come and visit with representatives, ask questions, gather information, have your documents reviewed, and listen to experts at the free seminars. Meet with universities and colleges offering a wide range of undergraduate and post-graduate programs all over the world. Visit our Travel Pavilion to find out about exciting travel opportunities; semesters abroad, work programs overseas, internships, volunteer programs and adventure travel. Check back on a regular basis to see the full list of exhibitors and their profiles. Study - Travel - Work - Volunteer Don’t miss meeting with universities and colleges from around the world to find out about your undergraduate or graduate options overseas. And take the opportunity to plan your gap year or your well-deserved career break. Visit our Travel Zone for gap year, career break, volunteering, work experience, and other exciting adventure travel options. We have an exciting line-up of exhibitors coming to Vancouver, Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto from around the world. So whether you are just about finished high school, are in university, are working and planning on going back to school, or are looking for some great volunteer and experiential travel experiences – come to the fair and meet with experts to make informed decisions on your future. Bring your friends, your family, your colleagues. For full details, click below on your city: o

Minister Aglukkaq Meets with Polar Bear Range States

The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister

The Polar Bear Range States (Canada, the United States, Norway, Russia, and the Kingdom of Denmark), meet every two years to advance polar bear management and conservation. o

More Canadians Watching TV Online

Commission (CRTC). Typical users watched three hours per week. According to the CRTC, 17 per cent of Canadians are subscribers to Netflix, up from 10 per cent in 2011.

But even that number may be low: the data is sourced from 2012 numbers by Media Technology Monitor. MTM issued a report in July, 2013, that suggested about 25 per cent of anglophone Canadians had signed up for Netflix. o

Streamlining the Passport Process for Canadians Abroad

that the information you provided on an application is complete and accurate.

Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced improvements to passport services for Canadians living and working outside Canada.

“Canada is continuing to make the passport application process more efficient and streamlined for Canadians living abroad,” said Alexander. “As of December 9, 2013, if you are applying for a Canadian passport abroad, finding a guarantor will be much simpler.”

consist of the following occupations, found around the world: • medical doctor; • dean/head of university or college; • dentist; • judge; • lawyer/notary; • notary public; • pharmacist; • police officer; • signing officer of a bank or trust company or of a financial institution that offers a full range of banking services (cash withdrawals, deposits, savings); and • veterinarian.

One-third of Canadians watched television online in 2012, according to a report by the Canadian Radiotelevision and Telecommunications

With these changes, Canadians living and working outside Canada will have the option of choosing as a guarantor: • an adult with a valid or recently expired Canadian passport (less than a year); or • a member of an expanded list of a variety of occupations (listed below). A guarantor is someone who certifies

Canada’s African Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarships Fund in memory of Nelson Mandela On December 11, 2013, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the creation of the African Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarships Fund, in memory of Nelson Mandela, who passed away on December 5, 2013, at the age of 95. The Scholarship fund will help

In addition, the list of guarantor occupations will be consistent for all Canadian passport applicants, wherever they may be outside Canada. If you prefer to choose a guarantor from the list of occupations below, they do not need to be Canadian citizens. The new universal guarantor list will promising public servants in Africa to study in Canada. The Canadian government will offer support of up to $5 million over five years. The MasterCard Foundation, which supports activities in Africa’s education sector, will match the government’s contribution. The Scholarships Fund will consider candidates from across Africa for study in Canada for one to two years at the master’s degree level. Their areas of study must be public policy and public administration. Special

Travelers may also consult Travel. gc.ca, where Canadians can find the information they need to travel or live abroad safely and to make informed decisions. consideration will be given to female students to encourage the advancement of women leaders in Africa. Candidates will be selected based on criteria that include their undergraduate degree, and relevant work experience. Candidates will be required to present their case for their area of study and demonstrate that they will contribute to shaping Africa’s future through public service. Details of the program will be worked out in the coming months. o


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Report on Parking Lot Accidents The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia has released a list of Metro Vancouver’s most dangerous parking lots for pedestrian accidents. The report is titled “Crashes and Injuries in Various Malls and Shopping Centre Parking Lots across BC.” It finds that between 2008 and 2012, at least 129 pedestrians were injured in a dozen mall parking lots, including 32 outside Burnaby’s Metrotown Mall. Coquitlam Centre and Park Royal Mall in West Vancouver each saw 17 pedestrian injuries over the same period, followed by Richmond Centre with 15. There were 3,590 crashes in Metrotown Mall’s parking lot during the same period.

Holiday Spending Calculator The Better Business Bureau has launched a holiday planning calculator, which creates a custom made budget to help you avoid going broke over the holidays. www.bbb.org/blog/2013/11/be-a-calculated-gift-giver-this-holiday-season/

Discount Airline Could Soon Be Coming To Western Canada A company is called Jetlines , potentially may soon be offering cheaper air travel for Canadians. According to chief commercial officer David Solloway, Jetlines may be offering fares 40

to 60 per cent cheaper than current averages. Jetlines s will charge passengers extra fees for things like checking bags and selecting seats in advance to help keep costs down. The company hopes to offer select flights as early as next fall.

Mountie who smokes marijuana has seized by RCMP RCMP Cpl. Ronald Francis has a medical marijuana prescription to calm down and reduces his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms. He has been ordered to hand over his red serge uniform after he was pictured smoking marijuana in uniform. RCMP officials had previously told him he could not smoke the drug while in uniform. Francis is currently assigned to administrative duties. He says smoking marijuana has no negative effect on his ability to be a police officer and that he plans to continue smoking on the job.

Did Comet Ison Survive The Sun? Astronomers have been watching a large comet named Ison since late last year. Ison was seen hurtling towards the sun and seemed likely to come very close to the centre of the solar system. On Thursday, Nov 28th, Ison passed the sun, and though to have been destroyed by the sun. But material from Ison appeared on the other side of the sun that evening. Scientists with NASA’s Comet Ison Observing Campaign suggest that there is at

least a small nucleus intact. Comets are made mostly of ice and debris. Ison began its journey at least a million years ago from a distant part of our solar system out beyond Neptune.

Canadians Head to mall for Christmas shopping Sixty one percent of Canadians will to do most of their holiday shopping at the mall, according to Scotiabank’s Holiday Poll. About 16% will shop at small shops, and 15% will do their shopping online. Men are planning to spend about $120 more than women this holiday season. Half of Canadians have saved enough to cover the cost of all their holiday gifts while only 10% report not having saved enough for any gifts. Just over half will use cash or debit to pay for their holiday expenses, with 41% planning to use credit. Canadians aged 25-44 are more likely than those aged 50 and over to make most of their holiday purchases online.

Maclean’s magazine names Rob Ford “Newsmaker of the Year Maclean’s magazine has named Toronto Mayor Rob Ford as its “Newsmaker of the Year” for 2013. “Rob Ford was a larger-thanlife figure whose story transcended borders,” Maclean’s editor Mark Stevenson said in a release. Mayor Ford admitted to using crack


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cocaine after months of denial. Details from a police document show some of Ford former staffers believed he is an alcoholic and consorted with suspected prostitutes.

Limited Edition Kentucky Whiskey Not Cheap A new whiskey created in Kentucky – Michter’s Celebration Sour Mash Whiskey –is selling for almost $4,000 per bottle. Shots are expected to go for $350 a pop. The whiskey is expected to hit select liquor stores, restaurants, bars or hotels in places such as New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Houston and Boston in early Dec. Only 273 bottles were produced.

Dinosaur skeleton gets $650,000 at auction A huge dinosaur skeleton found in the United States was bought for 400,000 pounds (about $650,000) at an auction in England. The skelton of a female Diplodocus longus nicknamed “Misty,” measures 17 metres long and 6 metres tall. According to the auction house, the unnamed buyer will put the skeleton on public display.

Report: Children and AIDS In its recently released 2013 Stocktaking Report on Children and AIDS UNICEF said AIDS-related deaths among young people aged 10 to 19 increased between 2005 and 2012 from 71,000 to 110,000. About 2.1 million adolescents were living with HIV in 2012. UNICEF is advocating an aggressive program that includes condom distribution and antiretroviral treatment. UNICEF also found that mother-to-child transmission of HIV has been dramatically reduced and estimated that some 850,000 cases were prevented in low- and middle-income countries. Nearly 90 per cent of new HIV infections among children occur in just 22 countries. All except one are in sub-Saharan Africa.

Woman Attacked in S Vancouver A woman was taken to hospital in Vancouver with minor injuries Nov 29th after she was assaulted and dragged on a walking trail in Fraser River Park near Tidewater Place at West. 75th Avenue. The woman, 52, was walking her dog when a stranger approached and attacked her, dragging her a short distance. Her screams alerted a witnesses, who ran to help, and scared off the attacker. Witnesses saw the suspect drive off in a

dark-coloured pickup truck. He is described as a 5’7” white man with a dark skin tone, medium build and black hair. Anyone with information is asked to call Vancouver Police at 604-717-0600, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800222-8477.

Oldest Buddhist Shrine Found Archaeologists at Lumbini, Nepal have uncovered the oldest known Buddhist shrine, dating back to the 6th century BC. Buddha is believed to have been born in Lumbini, between 800 BC and 400 BC. His mother, on her way to her parents’ house to give birth, stopped in Lumbini, and gave birth there while clinging to a tree in the gardens. The recently uncovered shrine appears to have been built around a tree. It was uncovered within a later shrine that was long believed to be Buddha’s possible birthplace.

Australia’s Second Fatal Shark Attack in Month A shark killed a 19-year-old off Australia’s east coast Nov 30th. The youth was body boarding about 100 metres offshore at Riecks Point, near the city of Coffs Harbour, when he was bitten on the legs. Paramedics tried to resuscitate him, but he was pronounced dead a short time later. On Nov. 23, a 35-year-old surfer was fatally mauled by a shark off a beach near the Western Australia community of Gracetown. The country had an average of just over one fatal attack per year over the past 50 years.

Exiled Tibetans Move to Canada A group of 17 Tibetans arrived in Ottawa and Toronto Nov 29. They among the Tibetans living in exile in the northern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, and are relocating to Canada under a new federal program. About 200 Tibetans will have moved to Canada under the plan. Most will settle in the Toronto area, Ottawa, Calgary, the BC Lower Mainland or on Vancouver Island.

Government Seeks Input on Rural Highway Safety and Speed The province has begun a series of open houses and is seeking online feedback to find out what safety issues drivers face on longer stretches of highways, mostly in rural parts of the province. From Nov 29, 2013 to Jan 24, 2014, the Government of BC is asking the public’s on speed limits, slow vehicles and wildlife on highways, and the overall safety

on BC’s rural highways. www.gov.bc.ca/tran

Film Turns Downtown Into North Korea Robson Square in downtown Vancouver was looking like the streets of North Korea --thanks to a Seth Rogen / James Franco movie being filmed here. The actors are filming “The Interview,” a comedy about a talk-show host and his producer who become involved in a plot to assassinate the leader of North Korea. Rogen was born in Vancouver in 1982. A giant statue of Kim-Jong Il was erected in Robson Square for the film shoot.

BC Signs with Korea Premier Christy Clark signed a new threeyear action plan with Governor Kim MoonSoo to mark the five-year anniversary of British Columbia’s sister province relationship with Korea’s Gyeonggi Province. The action plan outlines areas for co-operation such as digital media, wireless, agri-foods, and clean energy. Premier Clark opened the British Columbia-Canada-Korea Natural Gas Forum in Seoul. Korea imports 96 per cent of its energy and is the world’s second largest importer of liquid natural gas. It has been actively pursuing new natural gas opportunities in British Columbia.

BC Celebrates Growth in International Education British Columbia has experienced a 13-percent increase in international students since 2010, a 17-per-cent increase in spending by international students, and the launch of a website that helps BC students connect with opportunities to study abroad. 106,600 international students attended schools in British Columbia in 2011-12, up from 94,000 in 2009-10. International students spent close to $2.1 billion in British Columbia on tuition, accommodation and other living expenses, arts and culture, and recreation, supporting over 23,400 jobs. These students have a direct economic impact on communities and regions across the province.

Hong Kong ferry accident injures 87 A high-speed ferry going from Hong Kong to Macau hit something near Hei Ling Chau, a small island in waters on the western side of Hong Kong The collision which occurred Friday Nov 29th, left 87 people injured. o


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Public Transportation - TransLink TransLink is responsible for the skytrain, bus, seabus, cycling and commuting options in Metro Vancouver. Detailed schedules and route planning are available at the Translink website. Website: http:// www.translink.ca/

Student Discounts If you are given student ID, it is always a good idea to ask if you are eligible for student discounts with your ID. Here are some additional programs to consider registering for as a student:

U-PASS The new U-Pass BC program is open to all public, post-secondary schools across the province. Eleven post-secondary institutions in Metro Vancouver are eligible to participate in the program (University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, Capilano University, Langara College, Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Vancouver Community College, Douglas College, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Nicola Valley Institute of Technology and the Justice Institute of BC).

International Student Identity Card (ISIC) Students who are members of the Canadian Federation of Students enrolled in fulltime studies are entitled to receive an International Student Identity Card (ISIC) for free. The ISIC gives you discounts on travel, entertainment, and accommodation. Student Price Card (SPC) The SPC card entitles students to save on fashion, dining, and lifestyle purchases. Learn how to purchase, where to use and what discounts the card allows at the SPC website. www.spccard.ca

mail • General Inquiries: 1-800-267-1177. This is a free call.

WORKING IN CANADA WORK OPPORTUNITIES AND PERMITS You may be interesting in finding work while you are studying here. As an international student, there are restrictions on the type of employment you can have. Here are work opportunities available for international students: ON-CAMPUS EMPLOYMENT You may work part-time on campus as long as you are a full-time student in a program at the institution, and you hold a valid study permit. A work permit is not required for on-campus work. An original copy of a Social Insurance Number (SIN) and an original study permit are required by law before you can work.

Communications The “U” in U-Pass BC stands for “Universal”. A U-Pass BC gives students access to bus, SeaBus and SkyTrain services within Metro Vancouver, as well as discounts on West Coast Express. The proposed new monthly rate of U-Pass BC is: $35 from May 2013 to April 2014 $36.75 from May 2014 to April 2015 and $38 from May 2015 to April 2016. Email enquiries to u-pass@translink.ca or visit www.translink.ca/u-pass

The BC Newcomers’ Guide This book contains written and video information in a variety of languages. The topics include: The First Few Days, Transportation, Finding a Place to Live, Money and Banking, Health Care and more. www.welcomebc.ca/newcomers_ guide/newcomerguide.aspx

Identification & Student Discounts British Columbia Identification (BCID) A BCID is an official photo identification. The current cost of the BCID is $35. You can apply for it at any ICBC (Insurance Corporation of BC) licensing office. For the nearest location, go to http://www. icbc.com/driver-licensing/find-licensing For more information visit: www.icbc.com/

There are several cell phone plans available to students. Here are some popular ones: • Bell : www.bell.ca • Fido : www.fido.ca • Telus : www.telus.com • Rogers : www.Rogers.com International Long Distance Calls To call the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda, you can dial without using a country or city code. To place a call to other international places: • Collect calls: Dial 0+country code+city code+local number • Direct dialed calls: Dial 011+country code+city code+local number For example, to call Tokyo in Japan: 011+81+3+821-2554 Check your phone book for country and city codes, or dial “0” to speak to the operator for information and help. Phone Cards • Available at campus bookstores and in many locations off campus Postal Services www.canadapost.ca • A parcel or letter can posted at any postal outlet •Important letter can be sent by registered

OFF -CAMPUS EMPLOYMENT Certain foreign students can work off campus while completing their studies. You must be a full-time student enrolled at a participating publicly funded post-secondary educational institution or in an approved program at an eligible privately funded institution. Participating publicly funded post-secondary educational institutions are public post-secondary institutions, such as colleges or universities or are private post-secondary institutions that operate under the same rules and regulations as public institutions. For more information, contact the institution directly. To work off campus, you must apply for a work permit which will allow you to work up to 20 hours per week during regular academic sessions, and full time during scheduled breaks (for example, winter and summer holidays, and spring break). Do not begin to work off campus until you have received your work permit. If you are no longer a full-time student or do not maintain satisfactory academic results, you must return your work permit to a local Citizenship and Immigration Canada office. For more information about the program and the application process, contact the international student adviser at your edu-

cational institution. You can also find more information, including a list of participating institutions in the Off-Campus Work Permit Program at the Citizen and Immigration Canada website: www.cic. gc.ca WORKING AS A CO–OP STUDENT OR INTERN Work experience is part of the curriculum of some academic programs. International students who wish to participate in these co-op or internship programs must apply for a work permit as well as a study permit. To be eligible for a work permit: You must have a valid study permit. Your intended employment must be an essential part of your study program. Your employment must be part of your academic program. You must have a letter from an academic official of the institution to verify that the employment is part of the program. Your co-op or internship employment cannot form more than 50% of the total program of study. WORKING IN CANADA AFTER GRADUATION After meeting the requirements of graduation, international students are allowed to work in Canada under the Post-Graduation Work Permit program. To qualify, you must: • Apply for a Work Permit within 90 days of notification of final marks. • Have a valid Study Permit at the time you apply for a Work Permit. Current regulations state that a PostGraduation Work Permit will only be issued for a maximum of 3 years. www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/work-postgrad.asp SPOUSAL WORK PERMIT If you hold a valid Study Permit your spouse will be able to apply for a Work Permit as long as your Study Permit is valid. Spouses (who are not students) may apply for a Work Permit that permits them to work either on or off campus. Spouses or common-law partners of foreign students are eligible for an open work permit, which means they do not need a job offer. A valid Work Permit must be obtained before beginning employment. Spouses can apply for a Work Permit from within


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Canada. This spousal Work Permit is not intended for spouses who are themselves full-time students. SOCIAL INSURANCE NUMBERS International students and members of their families who wish to work must obtain a Social Insurance Number (SIN). This is a confidential number that is legally required for all work in Canada. This number is also used for filing a tax return and claiming a Goods and Services Tax refund. SINs are issued for employment purposes only. If you do not qualify for a SIN, you must apply for an Individual Tax Number (ITN) at the time of filing your tax return. If you have an on-campus job offer and a valid study permit, but you do not have a work permit, you are still required to apply for a SIN. A Service Canada Centre should be able to provide you with a written confirmation of your new SIN and/or the new expiry date at the time of application. Show this written confirmation to the employer You should receive your new SIN card within ten working days and you should show it to your employer at that time. Your SIN will expire on the same date as your study permit or work permit. Be sure to renew your SIN, if necessary, once you receive a renewed immigration document. INDIVIDUAL TAX NUMBER (ITN) International students who are not eligible for a SIN and intend to file a Canadian income tax return can apply for an Individual Tax Number (ITN). You must submit the application form to apply for an ITN from the Canada Revenue Agency. www.cra-arc.gc.ca

HEALTH CARE In Canada, health care can be very expensive if you are not covered with proper medical insurance. The government of the province of British Columbia requires all residents of BC, including international students, to be enrolled in the B.C. Medical Services Plan (MSP). The cost of this medical plan is currently $60.50 for one person, $109 for a family of two and $121 for a family of three or more per month. You are eligible to apply for this medical plan if you have lived in BC for three months. MSP covers the cost of basic medical care within Canada including most physician

and hospital services. International students must have a valid study permit to qualify for MSP. Your BC Services Card/Care Card will expire on the same date as your study permit. When you receive a new study permit, you must send a copy to the MSP office to extend your BC Services/ Care Card; otherwise, your medical insurance will no longer be valid. The BC Services Card can be used as identification anywhere you currently present government-issued ID. http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/msp MSP COVERAGE The Medical Services Plan will cover: • Medically required services provided by a physician enrolled with MSP; • Maternity care provided by a physician or a midwife; • Diagnostic services, including x-rays and laboratory services provided at approved diagnostic facilities when ordered by a registered physician, midwife, podiatrist, dental surgeon or oral surgeon; • Dental and oral surgery, when medically required to be performed in a hospital o For first 3 months in British Columbia you may require private medical insurance. When visiting a doctor while on private medical insurance, take: • Your passport with your Study Permit • Your private medical insurance card • A claim form Tell the doctor you are an international student, and ask for a receipt and a written diagnosis with the doctor completing the claim form.

Cultural Adjustment Coming to a new country can be very exciting. You may need time to adjust to life in Canada. It may be an emotional experience at first. Give yourself time get used to your new home. You may go through several stages in the first couple of months. • The first stage is sometimes called the Honeymoon Stage. Everything is exciting and new. Being in a new place takes up most of your thoughts and time, and you are busy settling into your new home. • The second stage can be a depressing time. You become aware of the differences between your home country and Canada. You may miss your family and

friends. You may also become tired of having to speak English all the time. • The third stage can be a frustrating. You may feel angry with life in this strange place. Classmates and your host family may also annoy you. This is all normal and will not last. • In the fourth stage this frustration fades away. Your sense of humour returns and you begin appreciating both your home country and Canada. • In the fifth stage you feel comfortable here and can face any problems that come your way, or you are able to find help with them. You may start thinking about returning home again. You may experience mixed feelings during this stage. • The sixth stage happens when you return home. Your family and friends have a hard time understanding your experiences in Canada and that it takes time to settle back in. This stage is sometimes called reverse culture shock. • The last stage is readjustment to being home. This happens when you have returned to living again in your own culture. The experiences of living in another country have enriched your life, but you are back to living in your home land. These stages may not happen in this order for everyone. It takes time to get used to living in another country, but your life will be much richer because of the experience. If you’re having any difficulty in your time here, contact a school counsellor. Homesickness Missing home can come as a surprise to many students. You may miss your family and friends as well as familiar places, food and customs such as holidays that are celebrated in your home country. If you are feeling homesick, talk about it with someone who is a good listener. Celebrating your national holiday with friends or hosts in Canada can also help. It takes time to feel comfortable in a new place. If you can, participate in activities while you are in Canada. This will help your homesickness. You can also call your family, or go for dinner with other students from your country. Returning Home You may be surprised to learn that returning home can be as difficult as arriving in a new country. Sometimes students have been changed by their experience. You may

see things different when they return home. However, your family and friends may expect you to be just the same as you were when you left. They may find it difficult to get used to the ‘new you’. Feel free to talk to a school counsellor to help prepare for your return trip home. Medical Advice and Assistance By dialing 8-1-1 you can speak to nurses, dieticians or pharmacists to get free health information. This service is available in 130 languages. Resource publications are available on the Healthlink website in Chinese, French, Punjabi, Spanish and Vietnamese. www.healthlinkbc.ca/servicesresources/translatedresources. Clinics Walk-in Clinics are often open in the evenings and on weekends. Doctor here see patients on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Find a clinic near you by searching in the Yellow Pages online. Go to www.yellowpages.ca and search ‘clinic’. You can also search www.healthlinkbc.ca. Under “Find Services” enter “walk in clinic” in the “What?” field, and the name of your city in the “Where?” field. Finding a Family Doctor The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC maintains a website where you can search for doctors accepting new patients, including doctor who can speak other languages. www.cpsbc.ca/physician_search Hospitals (for emergencies only) There are several hospitals with emergency centres in Metro Vancouver. You can find one by searching www.healthlinkbc.ca, or phoning 811. If it is a serious matter, phone 911 for an ambulance. To know the current wait times for each hospital visit www. edwaittimes.ca Crisis Lines In addition to seeking assistance through a medical clinic or family doctor, there are emergency contacts to help with emotional or personal crises with interpretation in 140 languages. CRISIS LINE 604-872-3311 24 hours www.crisiscentre.bc.ca Emergency Ambulance or Police 911 Dial 9-1-1 in an emergency where an immediate response is required. When you call 9-1-1: Continued on page 27


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• You will be asked if you require Police, ambulance or fire? • In a stressful situation it can be difficult to think in English. When calling 9-1-1 tell the operator in English what language you speak (say ‘I speak Cantonese/Spanish/Korean). 9-1-1 has access to 140 languages. • If you are calling from a pay phone , 9-1-1 is free. • If you are calling from a cell phone you must tell them where you are calling from. Non-Emergency & Community Resources Vancouver Police When an immediate response is not required (i.e. a non-emergency reporting of an incident or ongoing situation), the Police can be reached at 604-717-3321. Community Policing Centres There are 10 Community Policing Centres in Vancouver. They are operated by volunteer community members and the Vancouver Police. They address local crime and safety concerns. vancouver.ca/police/community-policing/ index.html

Health Care AIDS AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is a disease which breaks down the body’s immune system and can lead to infections and cancers that may be fatal. AIDS is NOT spread by regular activities such as sitting next to someone, shaking hands or working with people who may have AIDS. It is not spread in swimming pools, or by plates, cups, toilets, touching, hugging, coughing or sneezing. AIDS is spread through: • Intimate sexual contact with any infected person when semen, blood or vaginal fluids are exchanged • Infected blood • Contaminated needles. This applies to drug use, body piercing and tattooing • An infected mother to her infant during childbirth If you have sex, USE A CONDOM. Men and women should both carry condoms. Do not use illegal injectable drugs. Do not use needles that someone else may have used. If you are worried about AIDS you can call AIDS Vancouver, 1107 Seymour

St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3N3, 604-8932201

it in person first • Do not go alone to view an apartment

Eating Disorders • Eating disorders means that you are focused very much on your body weight and shape. You might be overly concerned that you are fat, and want to control the amount and type of food you eat. People with eating disorders may also be troubled by perfectionism, and by feelings of low self-esteem and powerlessness. Anorexia Nervosa is an excessive concern about weight, reduced food intake, extreme dieting and exercising. People with Anorexia Nervosa believe they are fat in spite of being thin. Bulimia Nervosa is also an excessive concern about weight and shape. People with Bulimia Nervosa may binge eat (eating large amounts of food), followed by vomiting or excessive exercising or the use of laxatives to undo the affects of their eating. • Compulsive Eating. This is when someone is always thinking about and eating food often when they are not hungry. Sometimes they are eating because they feel stress. • If you feel you have an eating disorder, you can speak to a school counsellor or phone 811.

Rental Laws If you are renting a place to live, you can find information about BC laws that apply to tenants (person who rents) and landlords (person or company that manages or owns the building). The Residential Tenancy Office (RTO) is a government agency that provides information about tenant/landlord rights, and provides information and support to both landlords and tenants when there are tenancy issues. The RTO website is www.rto.gov.bc.ca/

Students must complete a request for a USA VISA letter. Students can phone the US Consulate in Vancouver at 1-900-4512778 to arrange for an appointment for an interview to receive a Visitor Visa. Please make the appointment well in advance of when you want to travel. Students can also make an appointment on-line at www.nvarsappointment.com The address is: • US Consulate 21st Floor – 1075 West Pender Street Vancouver, B.C. vancouver.usconsulate.gov

If you rent a room in an owner’s home or a renter’s home where your name is not included on the rental contract, you are not covered under the Residential Tenancy Act. RTO publishes “A Guide for Landlords & Tenants in British Columbia” which offers valuable information on a many residential tenancy issues. It is available online in English, French, Chinese traditional, and Punjabi. www.rto.gov.bc.ca/content/publications/guides.aspx

Legal Assistance

You can phone the Residential Tenancy Office: • Lower Mainland: 604-660-1020 • Victoria: 250-387-1602 • Elsewhere in BC: 1-800-665-8779

Bank Accounts Be sure to open an account at a financial institution as soon as you arrive in Canada. It is not safe to carry large amounts of cash with you.

Their addresses are: • 400 - 5021 Kingsway Burnaby, BC V5H 4A5 Monday to Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm • 520 Richards Street Vancouver, BC V6B 3A2 Monday to Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm • 390 Main Street Vancouver, BC V6A 2T1 Monday to Friday, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm • 101 - 3350 Douglas St., Victoria, BC V8Z 3L1 Monday to Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

• Most financial institutions offer chequing and savings accounts. Interest rates vary between banks and accounts. Make sure you ask what the charges and rates will be on any account that you open. Some institutions will charge you when you use a bank machine (called an Automated Teller Machine, or ATM). Shop around for the bank that best suits your needs. • You can also rent Safety deposit boxes for storing small valuables like jewellery or your passport and important documents.

Legal Services Society of BC Legal Services Society of BC provides legal aid in BC. If you have a legal problem and can’t afford a lawyer, LSS may be able to help. Also offers free legal information publications in several languages. www.lss.bc.ca

Money Matters

Housing Assistance Housing There are many housing options for students in Metro Vancouver including homestay, furnished and unfurnished rentals in houses, basement suites, condos, and apartments. You can find available housing online (Craigslist, Kijiji), in newspapers (The Vancouver Sun, local newspapers in other languages) and through private ads on bulletin boards. Educational Institutions may have their own housing resources, such as the Students’ Union of Vancouver Community College’s online housing registry (suvcc.ca/services/housing-registry) or UBC’s Student Housing and Hospitality Services (www.housing.ubc.ca) Avoid Housing Scams Things to watch for: • If the price seems “too good to be true”, it probably is • Never pay a deposit before you have viewed the suite • Never wire money • Never accept a suite without going to see

Immigration Information Immigration Services Visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website (www.cic.gc.ca) to find information on how to: • extend your student authorization • change the terms of your stay in Canada • apply for an employment authorization • CIC Call Centre: 1-888-242-2100 Visiting the United States of America www.nvars.com

Bank Drafts Money sent from your home country is best sent in the form of a bank draft. Money will be transferred directly to your bank. Income Tax If you are an international student studying in Canada, you may have to file a Canadian income tax return if you earned Continued on page 29


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Words, Words, Words The first step toward a brighter future in Canada By John Boucher A hearty welcome to all of you who are learning English. As a 67 year old Englishman who is still trying to master the intricacies of this most verbose of languages, I hope I can sympathize with your struggle. ‘Most verbose’ means ‘the highest number of words’ and the Oxford English Dictionary had, at last count, approximately 450,000 entries; way more than any other top-of-the-line language lexicon. The obvious disadvantage here is that you have to remember so much in order to come up with the best word or phrase to say what you wish to say. But the big advantage is, whatever the situation, there is always a ‘most fitting’ word, a ‘strongest’ phrase, a most ‘poetic’ way to express yourself, whatever effect it is that you are trying to achieve. This has always been an article of faith with good speakers and writers and it is, in a sense, a mark of their creativity and skill, and that which makes certain phrases memorable. Your question, of course, is probably going to be - “how do I know what is most apt?” I can only advise you to read good writers and write like them. Dickens is a good place to start. Margaret Atwood is O.K. too. For example, as I write, it is December 7, which, referring to the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, addressing a special session of the U.S. Congress, described as ‘a date which will live in infamy’. That phrase just resonates and is now part of every good class on oratory. He did not say ‘A date which will exemplify skullduggery’ (too silly) or ‘a date which will go down in history’ (too weak and obvious) or ‘ Ooooh, that was so mean’; well… you get the idea.

requires a little ridicule. I know that old farts have been saying this since before the time of the Ancient Greeks but we do seem to be living in an age of slack attention to the requirements of rhetoric and sound delivery. I call it the “Age of Karaoke” which, I believe, translates as ‘Empty Orchestra’. All that noise and nothing being said. I am indebted to Robert Fisk, the Middle East correspondent of the Independent newspaper of London for the inspiration for this article and would like to take some quotes from his wonderful recent book – ‘The Age of the Warrior’ Let’s look at 4 areas each with their own peculiar brand of what passes for English these days: 1) The Universities Take these, for example, from the world of Academe (usually, but not only, from departments of Anthropology or Sociology): ’pious transformation of old cognitive constructs as an end to othering: remythification’. ( what?) ‘The ubiquitous human psychological process of othering” [Even Microsoft Word chokes on that last word.] ‘…to share evidence-based practices for norm-validated assessments around ethical practices’ (don’t worry; they lost me, too.) That style, used in Education and in Humanities departments around (correct use of the word) the English speaking world did not evolve by accident. It is, in part, the professors’ desire to show us that they are exclusive and beyond mere mortal criticism; an attempt to mystify the discipline. It is also a result of reading so much of each others’ similar stuff that they begin to think it must be the style you have to adopt. They seem to forget that the good writers of the world can be understood by everyone.

Outsource Conflicted

Get someone else to do the dirty work. In two minds

There are, of course, hundreds more of these dreadful jargon words and phrases and if you think they are perfectly OK then, hey, you’re probably on your way to your first BMW. [the ultimate driving machine] 3) The Military These guys are so famous for mangling the language that it isn’t even funny. If a certain company wishes to bid for a contract to supply something to the Pentagon, they have to understand the following: “The contract shall provide leadership teams, providing expertise in change management, barrier identification and removal, and key enterprise performance metrics. The contractor will focus efforts on applying the key tenets of a structured, process-focused, metrics-driven enterprise approach to determine required output, identify and remove barriers, develop and analyze measures of performance, and manage the cultural changes necessary to reach enterprise objectives”. Don’t ask. 4) Politicians Perhaps the most famous babblemouths of them all are our friendly representatives in the halls of power. Our current Premier makes me laugh with her persistent use of the phrase ‘moving forward’ seemingly at the end of every sentence:

I’m sorry – I know; he is such an easy target and I can’t help it.

Let’s do some translating:

“Is it time for lunch, moving forward?” “That dress really suits you, moving forward.” It’s just a noisemaker, like that other famous phrase- “at this moment in time” which I think means “now” doesn’t it? We all remember Bill Clinton’s famous “It depends on what the meaning of “is” is.” Then there is Donald Rumsfeld, former Secretary of Defense (when did they change to that from ‘Secretary of War’ ?) : “I would not say that the future is necessarily less predictable than the past. I think the past was not predictable when it started.” ??? “Death has a tendency to encourage a depressing view of war.” I suppose if it wasn’t for that, it could be quite fun, huh?

So, an early disclaimer: I’m a bit of an old fusspot when it comes to good English and cannot let a piece of meaninglessness or sloppy thinking pass my eyes/ears without some disparaging comment or, perhaps a glowering ‘shot across the bows’ if some piece of text or speech

Jargon Feedback Input Impact (as a verb) Think outside the box Downsize

Summary: Learning English? Be very choosy where you learn it from. Oops! I am told that you should not end a sentence with a preposition. Churchill said it best – “This is the kind of nonsense up with which I will not put.” o

Compare with a later American President…..I’ll let you guess which one. “They’re just trying to put food on their family” “Anyone engaging in illegal financial transactions will be caught and persecuted.” “I’ve abandoned free market principles to save the free market system.” “So long as I’m the president, my measure of success is victory -- and success.”

2) The Boardrooms Another human arena with its own brand of silly language is the corporate world - the world of ‘mission statements’, ‘strategic visioning’ and ‘cultural sensitivity’.

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income from employment or received a scholarship while in Canada. Income tax forms must be completed and mailed by April 30 of each year. The tax year in Canada runs from January 1 to December 31. For information visit www.cra-arc.gc.ca/ internationalstudents/ • Some educational institutions offer help to students completing tax returns. Check with your school.

Safety Tips Bicycle Safety Try to park your bike in a well-lit area and lock your bike with a ULock that can’t be cut off. If you have a quick release seat, take it with you. Street Safety • When walking, stay in well-lit areas. Avoid using alleys, less travelled routes between buildings, and bushes. • Try to stay where there are people and avoid taking short cuts alone through empty lots. • Carry only the credit cards, bank cards and money that you need. • Do not stop to give strangers directions or information, especially at night. • Whenever possible, walk with someone else. If you suspect you are being followed • Do not wear ear buds or listen to music so loudly that you are not aware of your surroundings. • Be aware you what is going on around you. If you think your are being followed, keep looking behind you so the person knows are aware that they are there. • Cross the street or change direction. • Go to a well-lit area, enter a building, go to the library; anywhere there are people and phones. • Report the incident to Security or the Police. Vehicle Safety • Keep your vehicle doors locked and windows rolled up. • Don’t put identification such as your name, address, or license number on your key chain. • If someone tries to get in, drive off immediately. If you can’t drive off, honk your horn to draw attention to the situ-

ation. • Have your keys ready when you are approaching your car. Check the back seat before you get in. • Park in places that are well lit and where there are lots of people. • Report any suspicious people hanging around the parking lot to Security or to the police. Abusive Telephone Calls • If you receive disturbing or abusive phone calls, do not talk to the caller. Hang up if the caller does not say anything or starts using obscene language. • Hang up the phone normally instead of slamming it down. • Ask your service provider about having the call traced or having your number unlisted. Safety When Studying • Avoid studying in isolated areas where there are no people. • Study with friends; keep in regular contact if you study in different areas. • Keep your cell phone handy. If you don’t have a cell phone, work in an area where you have access to a phone. • Do not listen to music so loudly that you are not aware of what is going on around you. • Report any suspicious people in your area to Security. If you are in the Library, tell a staff member. Harassment Harassment is a form of discrimination. It involves any unwanted physical or verbal behaviour that offends or humiliates you. Harassment can be related to race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, gender, sexual orientation, or age. Sexual Harassment Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favours and other verbal, written or physical conduct of a sexual nature, made by a person who should know that such attention is unwanted. Sexual harassment can be expressed by: • unnecessary touching • demands for sexual favours • leering at or staring another’s body • compromising invitations • repeated requests for a date • sexual assault

• innuendoes or remarks about clothing, body, sexual activities, sexual orientation. If this is happening to you, or when a simple ‘no’ does not stop the offensive behaviour, or if you believe that saying ‘no’ may affect your grades, references, job or physical safety, find help. Speak to a school counsellor or call VictimLink at 1-800-563-0808. If You Are Harassed • The problem won’t go away by pretending that it isn’t happening. • Someone else’s behaviour is not your fault, so don’t blame yourself. • Tell the other person clearly, firmly, and directly that his/her behaviour is offensive and that you want it to stop immediately. • Keep track of what is happening. Write down dates, times, places, and details of the incident. Note any witnesses. Racism • Racial comments and harassment are examples of racism. • If you are experiencing any form of racism or discrimination, speak to a school counselor or call VictimLink at 1-800563-0808. Sexual Assault Assault happens when someone uses force against you without your consent. A sexual assault may include someone kissing, touching, or having sexual intercourse with you without your consent. If You Are Approached • Get out of an offender’s control. • In some situations, assertive behaviour may prevent the assault. In other situations, it may be best to run or scream to draw attention. • It is important to remember that assaults are not something you brought upon yourself. • If you are unable to stop an attack, it is not your fault; you are not to blame. If You Are Assaulted • Get to a safe place. • Call the Sexual Assault Service at Vancouver General Hospital 604-8752881 or go directly to the hospital at 899 W 12th Avenue (Jim Pattison Pavilion) in Vancouver If you want to find services in your area,

call Victim Link at 1-800-563-0808. • Find someone you trust to talk to. Call a friend, a parent, the sexual assault crisis line. • Write down the details of what has happened to you. This may seem difficult, but it may help you later if you report the assault. It may also help you let go of some of your feelings. Write down any details about the assault that you can remember such as a description of the attacker, where and when it happened. You may decide to not press charges, but if you do, this information will be helpful. • Consider reporting the assault to the police. What happened to you was wrong. But remember that no matter what you were doing or wearing, or where you were when the assault took place, you are not to blame. • Consider seeing a counsellor. Talking can be the most important step to healing. Remember • Bathing, changing clothes, and douching destroys evidence you may need. • Reporting to the police is up to you. If Someone You Know is Sexually Assaulted • Show them you care. The most important thing you can do is listen. • Remind them that it wasn’t their fault. No one deserves or asks to be raped. They are not responsible for someone else’s criminal behaviour. • If the attack has recently occurred, be sure that they get medical attention. Advise them to not take a shower or douche. Remind them to save the clothes they were wearing. • You may also need to talk to someone about your feelings. Prevention Tips For Women: • No one has the right to force you to do anything that you do not want to do. If you do not want to be touched, say so. If this is not respected, you always have the right to leave. Remember, communicate your feelings clearly and overtly. • Know that alcohol and drugs are often related to acquaintance sexual assault. The use of drugs and alcohol compromises your ability to make responsible decisions and may put you at risk. • Trust your intuitions and feelings. If you Continued on page 35


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If you’re like most people landing in a new city, pretty soon you want to slip at least a little bit out of your tourist identity. Even if you plan to be there for a period of time, you want to quickly shed your visitor’s cloak. It’s the eternal traveler’s quest: glimpses of life on the inside, a taste of life as the locals live it. You want to know where and go where the locals eat, drink, shop and play. People are the beating heart of pretty much any place, and understanding what makes the local folks tick lends itself to a deeper and more profound city experience. Visitors and newcomers to Vancouver are no different. They want to find a great little place for sushi, the best spot to watch the sun go down over the Strait of Georgia, a place to hang out and drink coffee or beer or whatever, as long as they’re immersed in a Vancouver vibe. ToursByLocals is a Vancouver-based company that connects local guides with visitors and newcomers on the quest for local experiences. The idea of transmogrifying from visitor to insider has let the company grow to offer its services in cities and countries around the world. In Vancouver, the company offers city tours, cultural tours, and tours for people who want to try local hiking and walking, food and wine, cycling, nature and wildlife, and more – about 70 different

tours in all, says company spokesperson Sara Cooke. Shapeshifting “The guides love where they live and they are keen to show people why they’ve chosen to live where they do. Having someone show you around who lives in that city gives you a window on what it’s like to live there,� says Cooke. “We actually focus on the guides more than on the tours. The guides, their stories and their insights are what create authentic experiences for people on the tours, just as much as the local places they visit.� The thing about ToursByLocals is that all the tours are private tours. That means you, the customer, are hiring a guide for a suggested tour itinerary and can bring along as many travel companions as you want to bring. It’s your tour – just you, your companions and the guide. (If the tour involves a vehicle, the number will be limited by the vehicle’s size.) Most tours involve two to four people, plus the guide. Tours are available in different languages, although all guides speak English too. Here’s three tours designed to get you and your companions into a Vancouver state of mind.


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Granville Island www.toursbylocals.com/Granville-Island A cement factory with a university with a market with restaurants with a community centre with a water park-playground with float homes with a brewery with a glass-blowing shop with theatres and bars all jammed onto a tiny urban peninsula under a bridge -- Granville Island shouldn’t work but somehow it does. One of Vancouver’s most visited places, it hums with different energies, depending on the time of day and day of the week. Locals shop and play here frequently, and there’s no better place to get a feel for the city. There are lots of stops on this tour, so some of them can be just a walk-by and a bit of a narrative, depending on what you want to do and what interests you the most. The Public Market is probably the centrepiece, and it’s mostly about food. Flower and produce vendors, bakeries, the soup and pie shop, butchers, seafood shops, and more, the Public Market reflects the city’s ethnic diversity in a most delicious way. The back seating areas on the market’s north side is on the narrow channel that connects False Creek with English Bay and gives good views of both. Local buskers and street performers play here. (If you sit down on one of the benches with your lunch, watch out for marauding gulls – they’ll swoop down and steal your salmon burger or burrito right out of your hands.) If you’ve always wanted to try glass-blowing, the New-Small and Sterling Studio Glass is your chance. Also worth a visit are the Granville Island Brewery for good local beers, Emily Carr University of Art & Design for one of this country’s top creative institutions, Sempreviva Yoga Studio (we’re big on that in this town), the kids’ play area and duck pond, and the artisan sake maker, but there are many more possible stops on this two-hour tour, which costs $100. Visitors on this tour are most surprised about: “The wide variety of shops and options available to explore in such a small area,” says guide Jennifer Potter. The guide’s favourite spot: “The Edible Canada shop. I love the unique patio; instead of boxed flowers, it’s surrounded by local herbs. Everything about it is hyper-local. I love the local foodie products in the gift shop, which you often can’t find in other places. “ Best cross-cultural moment: “Visiting journalists from India shared with me one of the best places to find Chai Indian tea in Vancouver – at the Granville Island Tea Company. It’s great when you learn something from your customers!”

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Craft Beer Tour

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Vancouver is a good-looking town, alright. Not many urban centres can match this city’s geographic splendour. We’ve got a visually potent mix of mountains, forests and ocean that extracts superlative after superlative from visitors’ lips. Locals too; even when surrounded by these views, seems nobody gets tired of waxing about Vancouver’s physical beauty, and there are lots of good spots and angles and altitudes from which to take it all in. For visitors, finding them easily is another matter. Grouse Mountain is the low-hanging fruit, but the lookout on Cypress Bowl Road is no slouch either, and most visitors who arrive up there to gaze south to the San Juan Islands, southeast to Mount Baker and west over the Strait of Georgia to the mountains of Vancouver Island are brought there by knowledgeable locals.

The deep, unabashed love that Canadians feel for beer is well-known. Barley pops are as iconic of this country as the maple leaf, hockey and high liquor taxes. We drink hectolitres of beer, even in our long and frigid winters. Not so many years ago, just a few national brands dominated the Canadian market, and although there were some regional beers (Moosehead in New Brunswick, Kokanee in British Columbia), Molson Canadian and Labatt’s Blue were swigged from coast to coast to coast. Not now: locally produced craft beers have changed the beerscape profoundly, and for the better. Vancouver is home to many locally brewed brands, and tipping pints of them is a favourite locals’ pastime. For you, sampling them is fun and delicious, and seeing how they’re made is to witness the genesis of the Canadian soul.

The Vancouver Vistas tour is three hours long and costs $230. It’s stylish; you (and as many as three of your friends and companions) will be picked up at your location of choice and driven to three or four (depending on time) of Vancouver’s best lookout points, and one that’s not open to the public: a private rooftop terrace on the edge of Stanley Park. All these lookouts give you panoramic views of Vancouver and the surrounding area. Snowcapped Mount Baker (a dormant volcano just across the U.S. border in Washington State), the Gulf Islands, the three mountains that dominate views of the North Shore (Cypress, Grouse and Seymour), Burrard Inlet and English Bay make up the geography that brings people to Vancouver and keeps them here. After the tour, you’ll be dropped off at the location of your choice in Vancouver or the Metro Vancouver area. Visitors on this tour are most surprised about: “Looking back at the city from high up the North Shore mountains always creates ‘ahhhhh. Moments,” says guide Brad Noyes. The guide’s favourite spot: “The roof top of the highrise that separates the city from Stanley Park. This is where I usually end the tour.” Best Hollywood North moment: “Mistakenly walking into a movie shoot at one of the lookouts. The clients had never seen a movie shot before and really enjoyed engaging the crew and people-watching.”

The craft beer tour costs $175 and takes three hours, but the actual locations are the guide’s secret until the tour begins. Depending on your interests, you can ask your guide to take you to craft breweries in these neighbourhoods: Gastown, Chinatown, East Vancouver, Commercial Drive, Main Street, Granville Island (okay, that one is not so secret – see previous tour description), and the Olympic Village (also not so secret – see guide’s comments below). The tour includes four tasters (samples) and a pint that you choose, plus discounted food purchases at the pubs and tasting rooms you visit. You’ll travel by public transit -- we take those drinking and driving laws pretty seriously in Canada, and what would be the point in touring breweries without tasting some -- or even lots -- of the beers? Transit fares are included in the tour cost. Visitors on this tour are most surprised about: “The number of interesting flavours and fun names from our local breweries such as Ugly Sweater Milk Stout by Parallel 49,” says guide Jennifer Potter. The guide’s favourite spot: “Tap & Barrel in the Olympic Village, for the view, the patio with fire pits, atmosphere, amazing service and of course a great variety of local beers to try.”


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| Guidebook Q&A for Newcomer

Frequently Asked Questions As a newcomer to BC, it’s natural to have a long list of questions about life in your new country – especially if you have a family. The Settlement Workers in the Burnaby School District have compiled a list of questions that are often asked by new immigrants who have a school-age child, or children, attending a public school. Browse through the list of questions to get information to help you and your family. Q. Where can I find Language programs other than English? A. Chinese • Vancouver Beijing Chinese School: 604.277.6835 • Vancouver South East Chinese School: 604.430.4038 • Pui Ying Chinese Schools : 604.821.1262 • Union Mandarin School: 604.517.8451 Japanese • Union Mandarin School: 604.517.8451 • Burnaby Japanese Language School Korean • Christian Korean School in Burnaby: 604.649.7021 • Daegun Korean School in Surrey: 604.588.5831 • Langara First Mandarin School: 604.323.5624 • Vancouver Korean Schools (Vancouver, Coquitlam and Surrey): 604.811.4751 Farsi • Akhavan School: 604.551.9593 • Khyam School: 604.258.7440 Russian • Russian newspapers are available in BC public libraries and contain advertisements about Russian schools and extracurricular activities. • Russian Community

• North Island College • Northwest Community College • Northern Lights College • Okanagan College • Selkirk College • Thompson Rivers University • University of the Fraser Valley • Vancouver Community College • Vancouver Island University Q. What is the English Language Services for Adults (ELSA) program? A. The ELSA (English Language Services for Adults) program is a government-funded program offering free English language training for adult newcomers to Canada. Complete an application form for an assessment and mail, fax or drop off the completed form at one of the assessment centres. Individuals living in Vancouver, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Richmond, South Delta, Burnaby or New Westminster, contact:

resource of transfer credit agreements between institutions in BC and is published by the BC Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT). Q. What is Workfutures? A. Workfutures provides a description of occupations as they relate directly to the British Columbia labour market. Q. What is Canlearn? A. Canlearn offers information on education savings, planning for post-secondary education, student loans, grants and scholarships, after post-secondary education and continuing education. Q. What is The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC)? A. The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) is an organization that represents Canada’s colleges and universities.

Western ESL Services Q. What is an Education Planner? ELSA Assessment and Referral Centre #208 – 2525 Commercial Drive Vancouver, BC V5N 4C1 Phone: 604.876.5756 Fax: 604.876.0134 Individuals living in Surrey, North Delta, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Maple Ridge or the Fraser Valley, contact:

A. Education Planner is a publicly funded resource that allows you to compare post-secondary programs in BC. Education Planners helps learners make well-informed decision about their education and career options. Q. What is Continuing Education?

Tagalog • Tagalog lessons Q. Are there any free ESL Classes in BC for Canadian citizens? A. The Province has extended its tuition-free policy to all Canadian citizens, ensuring that they have access to the same opportunities as recent immigrants. These English-language courses provide language instruction at basic, intermediate and advanced levels to people whose first language is not English. They are now available at the following public post-secondary institutions: • British Columbia Institute of Technology • Camosun College • Capilano University • College of New Caledonia • College of the Rockies • Douglas College • Kwantlen Polytechnic University • Langara College

Surrey Language Assessment Centre #202-7337 137th Street Surrey, BC V3W 1A4 Phone: 604.507.4150 Fax: 604.507.4155 Q. What is a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) and how can I start one? A. A Registered Education Savings Plan is designed to help a child pay for college or university since post-secondary education is not free in Canada. Open a special “registered” account at a bank or a financial institution of your choice, and the government will contribute to this account based on the amount of your contributions. The government makes their contributions from the year the child was born (if she or he was born in Canada) or from the year of arrival in Canada until December of the year the child turns 17.

A. Continuing Education is education provided for adults after they have left the formal education system, consisting typically of short or part-time courses. Continuing Education is available at all post-secondary institutions in BC as well as at School Districts throughout the Lower Mainland and can be searched individually. Q. How can I find more information about apprenticeships in BC?

Q. What is the BC Transfer Guide?

A. Apprenticeships are a type of post-secondary education that leads to a trade credential. Successful completion of an apprenticeship earns you a provincial or national trade credential. The Certificate of Qualification (CofQ) is recognized in BC. About 50 trades also offer an Interprovincial (IP) Red Seal, which is recognized across Canada.

A. The BC Transfer Guide is an online

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Guidebook explains some common English idioms

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Every language has expressions that have special meanings. The meanings are more than the sum of the words. These expressions are called idioms. English has many idioms. The meanings of these expressions are not always clear. You might hear these phrases on the street, or in conversation with English speakers. Guidebook presents some common English idioms and their meanings. We hope this will make these expressions easier to understand.

Beat around the bush Meaning: To avoid talking about something difficult or unpleasant. “Please stop beating around the bush and tell me what happened!� Couch potato Meaning: A person who spends a lot of time sitting or lying down, usually watching television and eating snacks. “Stop being a couch potato. Go outside and get some exercise.� You can say that again Meaning: What someone says is very true; an expression of agreement. Peter: “It rains a lot in Vancouver.� May: “You can say that again!� Baby boomer Meaning: Someone born in the years after the end of the Second World War, between 1946 and 1964. During this period, the population grew very fast. “The baby boomer generation makes up a large portion of the population in North American.� Hang out Meaning: To spend free time with someone. “Today I will be hanging out with Lisa at the library.� Kind of Meaning: Somewhat, moderately, a bit. “I am kind of hungry. Do you have any snacks?� take place Meaning: To happen, to occur. “The party will take place at Oswaldo’s house.� Take a crack at Meaning: To attempt or try something. “I have never played this game before, but I will take a crack at it.�

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| FoodReview

Jayne Ting is a Vancouver foodie who still feels like a tourist in this city. Her New Years’ resolution is to seek out as many hole-in-the-wall eateries as she can. When not eating, she can be found at the gym, burning off calories from the food she just ate. Jane shares some of her recent eatery discoveries with guidebook.

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䊰䊰䊰䊰 A Commercial Drive staple, Belgian Fries offers a selection of sandwiches, fried foods, and beverages. Located on Commercial Drive at 3rd Avenue, Belgian Fries is a spacious place with about 30 seats indoors and more on its outdoor patio. With its relaxed and casual atmosphere, I would consider this a restaurant for a quick bite. But at the same time, it is inviting enough for you to feel welcomed to stay longer and chat with friends. It generally does not get too busy, so the restaurant staff are not pushy to have you eat and leave. However, the wooden chairs can get uncomfortable. Orders are placed at the cashier and you are given a ticket. Once your order is ready, your number is called and you retrieve it from the counter. Iced water and condiments are selfserved. Service is quick; I waited around five minutes for my order. The menu features several poutine options, ranging in price from roughly $7 to $11, with medium and large portions available. Poutine is a Canadian dish, originally from Quebec, made with french fries, covered with a light gravy and cheese curds. Belgian Fries has vegetarian and meat poutine topped with smoked meat, egg, or veggies. I ordered the classic poutine, and it was what you would expect. But the cheese curds were not melting, which lessened the experience for me, because they just ended up tasting rubbery and cold. The menu also includes burgers, sandwiches, hot dogs, and fried finger foods such as chicken wing, but the dessert items stood out the most for me. Not every day are you able to find deep fried Mars bars or deep fried ice cream. I gave them both a try, and immediately heard my guilty conscience speaking to me. It tasted like a tsunami of oil and pure sugar in my mouth. While the first bite was delicious, it was simply too much for me to consume. Overall the variety of poutine options as well as the deep fried desserts are what draw me to Belgian Fries. There is a good selection of items available, and I enjoyed the laid back atmosphere here. It is a good place to grab a snack, with an emphasis on fried foods.

Peaceful Restaurant 532 West Broadway, Vancouver BC 43 East 5th Avenue, Vancouver BC 2394 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver BC www.peacefulrestaurant.com

䊰䊰䊰 A popular Chinese food restaurant with an extensive menu. Definitely not lacking grease and MSG. Peaceful Restaurant’s West Broadway location was the first to open, and is constantly busy, thanks to it being centrally situated among offices, shops, and close to bus stops and the Skytrain. It is a small space, and tables are close together. You could easily eavesdrop on the next table’s conversation. When it becomes busy, patrons are asked to share tables. Because this location is so busy and cramped, it automatically has a fast-food vibe; service staff, who speak fluent English, Mandarin, and Cantonese, are always rushing to take your order, to clean, and to serve. This means service is prompt, but at the same time, don’t expect attentiveness. The menu consists of soup noodles, saucy noodles, stir fried noodles, mains (for sharing), appetizers, dim sum, and alcoholic beverages. The beef roll and xiao long bao (steamed pork dumpling) appear to be favorites among customers. We ordered the stewed lamb noodle, Beijing ‘zha jiang’ noodle (saucy noodle), and xiao long bao (‘XLB’) to share. The broth is delicious and portions are good for the price. There is a good variety of meats and veggie in the noodles. But the presentation is not exactly grade A; it appears that all the items were thrown together into the bowl in a messy fashion. The xiao long bao arrived later, and were rather ordinary. I have had my share of these tasty bite-sized delights and Peaceful’s XLB were average at best: The dumpling was thick, the broth oily, and pork inside was overly seasoned. The dumpling was also prone to break as soon as I set my chopsticks on it. Good XLB should be filled with clear broth, juicy pork, and complete with a thin yet sturdy wrapping. For the reasons, and the fact that I could only taste MSG and grease, I wouldn’t recommend them. Overall Peaceul is standard restaurant to fill your cravings for Chinese food. Prices are reasonable and there is a good selection. It is suitable for large groups to share, and also for single patrons who want to grab a quick bite. Given the long line ups and the recent opening of two new locations, it must be a favorite among locals. Just be prepared for greasiness. But be warned: the washrooms will send anyone obsessed with cleanliness running.

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Looking beyond the Lower Mainland

British Columbia is home to more wildlife than any other province in Canada. Much of this wildlife is sheltered in BC’s 13.5 million hectares (33.36 million acres) of parks and protected areas. But animals are not limited to these areas. In many places, especially in Northern BC and the Kootenay Rockies, it’s not uncommon to spot wildlife from (or on) the highway. Your chances of seeing large animals, especially bears and whales, are better if you join a licensed wildlife viewing tour. Tour operators follow strict regulations to avoid disturbing the animals and their habitats and, of course, to protect the safety of the human visitors. Here are some coordinates for wildlife viewing in BC:


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If you make your way to one of Vancouver’s three North Shore Mountains this season, here’s a tip: come prepared. You might want to bring skis, boards, snowshoes, even skates.

the heavily forested 1,231-metre-high peak with the wind turbine on it. To access the peak, take the Skyride gondola from the parking lot at Nancy Greene Way at the top of Capilano Road.

Start your North Shore exploration at West Vancouver’s Cypress Mountain. Along with cross-country and snowshoeing trails, Cypress has two recent installations among the 20 new additions to the freestyle terrain parks on its Black Mountain runs. Cypress Mountain has nine lifts: six chair lifts (two high speed) and three surface lifts. The mountain has 53 ski runs and offers one of the largest cross country areas in North America with 19km of track set trails, 10km self-guided snowshoe trails, and a Snowtube Park .

When the temperature drops and snow covers the mountain, Grouse is all about winter sports. It features four chair lifts that take visitors to 26 ski and snowboard runs, including the legendary Cut, the beginner slope that is visible on a clear day from downtown. Guests can choose between three beginner, 15 intermediate, six advanced and two expert runs, as well as three freestyle terrain parks.

Cypress Mountain has four Freestyle Terrain Parks which include a family friendly Stomping Groundpark, the Katal Airbag where you can test out your landings, the Skate Park, and the District: Cypress Mountain’s main terrain park. Join one of the guided snowshoe tours. You’ll explore the towering forests and glades of Hollyburn plateau while enroute to the mountain’s historic Hollyburn Lodge. Three hours on the trail will be rewarded with a candle-lit chocolate fondue; add another hour to the trek, and your indulgence includes a three-course dinner with fondue dips of chocolate and cheese. www.cypressmountain.com East of Cypress, you can lace up the skates for a twirl on Grouse Mountain’s outdoor skating pond, or slip into snowshoes for a tour through Munday Alpine Snowshoe Park. It’s easy to recognize Grouse Mountain from Vancouver. At night you cannot miss the chain of bright lights that glitter against the inky sky. During the day, you can recognize it as

Take a sleigh ride or hop on board a “Sno-Limo” for an effortless, chauffeur-driven tour of the hill. Those seeking an adrenalin rush can glide along a Mountain Zipline, while those who want an up-close-and-personal view of the nearby hills can book a Mountain Helijet tour. www.grousemountain.com While a leisurely snowshoe through the groomed paths in Mt Seymour’s Discovery Trails network may tempt you, you will want to strap on your skis or snowboard and ride on the new Mystery Peak Express high-speed quad chairlift which Mt Seymour unveiled last winter. The $5 million addition is the single biggest investment in the history of the mountain. The installation of the chair, along with the investment of Vancouver’s only covered Magic Carpet conveyor lift, demonstrates Mt Seymour’s commitment to being one of the best places to learn to ski and snowboard in the Lower Mainland. All told, 39 trails serviced by three chairlifts and two surface lifts fan out for 330 metres of vertical drop. o


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Book of Lists

in BC On the following pages you will find lists of important resources that are valuable to international students and new Canadians. Here you will find everything from entertainment to housing, from schools to libraries, from hospitals to consulates. We even have employment listings to get you started on your new life in BC.


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Institution

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Capilano University

North Vancouver 1968 7,500 0 7,500 Vancouver 1925 1,870 28 1,898 Vancouver 78 2007 78 [not in citation given] 0 Richmond, Surrey, Langley 1981 16,811 0 16,811 Squamish 2002 300 0 300 Victoria 1995 887 3,385 4,272 Burnaby, Surrey & Vancouver 1965 29,697 5,507 35,204 Kamloops 1970 13,072 100 13,172 Langley 1962 2,130 730 2,860 Vancouver & Kelowna 1908 41,700 8,630 50,330 Victoria 1963 18,863 3,542 22,405 Vancouver 2005 n/a 0 n/a Abbotsford, Chilliwackand Mission 1974 8,124 40 8,164 ColumbiaPrince George 1990 3,068 490 3,558 Nanaimo, Duncan,Parksville & Powell 1969 6,116 163 6,279

Emily Carr University of Art and Design Fairleigh Dickinson University Kwantlen Polytechnic University Quest University Royal Roads University S.F.U. (Simon Fraser University) Thompson Rivers University Trinity Western University U.B.C. University of Victoria University Canada West University of the Fraser Valley University of Northern British Columbia Vancouver River Island University

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University

www.kpu.ca 604-599-2100 8771 Lansdowne Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 3V8

Simon Fraser University

778-782-3111 www.sfu.ca 8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6

Institute BCIT(British Columbia Institute of Technology)

www.bcit.ca 604-434-5734 3700 Willingdon Ave., Burnaby, B.C. V5G 3H2

Justice Institute of British Columbia www.jibc.ca 604-525-5422 715 McBride Blvd., New Westminster, B.C. V3L 5T4

Nicola Valley Institute of Technology www.nvit.bc.ca 1-250-378-3300 4155 Belshaw St.

Colleges Acsenda School of Management

www.acsenda.com 604-430-5111 9th Floor, 1090 West Pender St., Vancouver, BC V6E 2N7

Collège Éducacentre

www.educacentre.com 1-800-747-4825 896 West 8th Ave., Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 1E2

Camosun College

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Douglas College

o University o Institute o Colleges o Career Colleges o ESL School o School District University University of Northern British Columbia www.unbc.ca 1-250-960-5555 3333 University Way, Prince George, BC V2N 4Z9

Thompson Rivers University

www.tru.ca/ 1-250-828-5289 900 McGill Rd, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N6

Fairleigh Dickinson University view.fdu.edu 604-682-8112 842 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2P6

Vancouver Island University

www.viu.ca 1-250-753-3245 900 Fifth St, Nanaimo, V9R 5S5

Royal Roads University www.royalroads.ca 1-250-391-2600 2005 Sooke Rd, Victoria, BC V9B 5Y2

University of Victoria

www.uvic.ca 1-250-721-7211 3800 Finnerty Rd, Victoria, V8P 5C2

University Canada West 1-800-360-7213

camosun.ca 1–877–554–7555 3100 Foul Bay Rd, Victoria B.C. V8P 5J2 www.douglas.bc.ca 604-527-5400 PO Box 2503, New Westminster, B.C. V3L 5B2

Justice Institute of B.C.

www.ucanwest.ca 1111 Melville St, Vancouver, BC V6E 3V6

Quest

www.questu.ca 604-898-8000 3200 University Blvd, Squamish, BC V8B 0N8

University of the Fraser Valley

www.ufv.ca 604-504-7441 33844 King Rd, Abbotsford, BC V2S 7M7

Trinity Western University twu.ca 604-888-7511 7600, Langley, BC V2Y 1Y1

Capilano University

www.capilanou.ca 604-986-1911 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver, BC V7J 3H5

Emily Carr University of Art and Design

www.ecuad.ca 604-844-3800 1399 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9

University of British Columbia

www.ubc.ca 604-822-2211 2329 W Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

www.jibc.ca 1-888-865-7764 715 McBride Blvd., New Westminster, B.C. V3L 5T4

Langara College

www.langara.bc.ca 604-323-5511 100 West 49th Ave., Vancouver, B.C. V5Y 2Z6

College of New Caledonia

www.cnc.bc.ca 1-800-371-8111 3330-22nd Ave., Prince George, B.C. V2N 1P8

Nicola Valley Institute of Technology www.nvit.ca 1-877-682-3300 4155 Belshaw St., Merritt, B.C. V1K 1R1

North Island College

www.nic.bc.ca 1-800-715-0914 1685 South Dogwood St., Campbell River, B.C. V9W 8C1

Northern Lights College

www.nlc.bc.ca 250-782-5251 11401 8th St. Dawson Creek, B.C. V1G 4G2

Northwest Community College

www.nwcc.bc.ca 1-877-277-2288 4815 Swannell Drive Box 338 Hazelton, B.C. V0J 1Y0

Okanagan College

www.okanagan.bc.ca

1-888-831-0341 2552 Trans Hwy. NE, Salmon Arm, B.C. V1 E 4N3

College of the Rockies

www.cotr.bc.ca 1-877-489-2687 2700 College Way, Box 8500, Cranbrook B.C. V1C 5L7

Selkirk College

www.selkirk.ca 1-888-953-1133 301 Frank Beinder Way, Castlegar, B.C. V1N 4L3

Canadian College of Shiatsu Therapy shitsu.vc 604-904-4187 142 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver, V7M 2E8

canadianhealthcareacademy.com 604-540-2421 93 Sixth St 2nd floor, New Westminster, V3L 2Z8

Canadian Tourism College

www.vcc.ca 604-871-7000 1155 East Broadway, Vancouver, B.C. V5T 4V5

Vancouver Island University

CareerGate Community College

www.viu.ca 1-888-920-2221 900 Fifth St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 5S5

Career Colleges Academy of Learning College www.AcademyofLearning.com 604-987-4277 1221 Lonsdale Ave., Suite 300 North Vancouver, V7M 2H5

AD Canadian Tourism College

www.tourismcollege.com 604-582-1122 #320 - 10362 King George Blvd, Surrey, B.C. V3T 2W5

Alexander College

www.alexandercollege.ca 604-681-5608 #100 - 602 West Hastings, Vancouver, B.C., V6B 1P2

Alive Academy of Natural Health www.aliveacademy.com 604 295-9333 / 1-800-663-6580 100 - 12751 Vulcan Way, Richmond, B.C., V6V 3C8

All Body Laser Corp. Training Institute

www.allbodylaser.com 604-773-7515 140-2627 Shaughnessy St., Port Coquitlam, V3C 0E1

Alliance Career College

alliancecareercollege.com 604-498-0701 202 - 10114 King George Blvd, Surrey, B.C. V3T 2W4

Amethyest College

www.amethystcollege.com 604-559-9123 201 - 6125 Sussex Ave., Burnaby, BC. V5H 4G1

Arbutus College

www.arbutuscollege.com 604-681-7701 #580- Spencer Bldg Harbour Centre, Vancouver, V6B 4N5

Automotive Training Centre

www.autotrainingcentre.com 604-635-2222 12160 – 88th Avenue, Surrey, B.C. V3W 3J2

Aveda Institute

www.avedainstitute.ca 604-669-6992 101-111 Water St., Vancouver, B.C. V6B 1A7

Blanche Macdonald Centre

www.blanchemacdonald.com 604 685-0347 100 - 555 West 12th Ave., Vancouver, BC. V5Z 3X7

Cambridge College

cambridgecollege.ca 604-438-7246 454 -4800 Kingsway, Burnaby, V5H 4J2

Canadian College of Performing Arts

www.ccpacanada.com 250-595-9970 1701 Elgin Road Victoria, V8R 5L7

Gente Bella Beauty Academy www.beautyschool.ca

Canadian Health Care Academy 604-795-9158

www.tourismcollege.com Vancouver : 604-736-8000 #300 - 530 Hornby Street. Vancouver, B.C. V6C 2E7 Surrey : 604-582-1122 #320 - 10362 King George Hwy., Surrey, BC V3T 2W5

Vancouver Community College (VCC)

www.gwcollege.ca 604-738-0285 395 West Broadway, Vancouver, V5Y 1A7

604-855-8808 107-33119 South Fraser Way Abbotsford, BC. V2S 2B1

CDI College

www.cdicollege.ca 1-800-675-4392 710-626 West Pender St, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 1V9 500 - 5021 Kingsway, Burnaby, B.C. V5H 4A5 180 - 4351 No.3 Rd, Richmond, B.C. V6X 3A7 100 -11125 124th St., Surrey, B.C. V3V 4V2

Centre of Art & Technology Canada www.digitalartschool.com 250-860-2787 100-1632 Dickson Avenue Kelowna, V1Y 7T2

CG Masters School of 3D Animation and Visual Effects

academy.cg-masters.com 604-553-2462 800 Carnarvon St. Suite 320, New Westminster, B.C. V3M 0G3

Coastal Pacific Aviation www.coastalpacific.com 604-855-1112 30575 Approach Drive Abbotsford, V2T 6H5

Drake Medox College

www.drakemedoxcollege.com 604-629-0196 200 - 535 West 10th Ave. 2nd Floor, Vancouver, V5Z 1K9

Discovery Community College

discoverycommunitycollege.com 1-877-737-0758 22141 119 Ave. Maple Ridge, B.C. V2X 2Y7 Unit A&B 1713 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, B.C. V9S 1G8 266 Moilliet St. Parksville, B.C. V9P 1M9 6151 Russell Place, Port Alberni, B.C. V9Y 7W3 201 - 1025 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay, B.C. V9N 2J9 1325 Shoppers Row, Campbell River, B.C. V9W 2C9

9222 Young Road, Chilliwack, BC. V2P 4R2

Greystone College

www.greystonecollege.com 604-682-3880 560 Granville St., Vancouver, V6C 1W6

Hair art Academy

hairartacademy.com 604-541-1541 15585 24th Ave., Surrey, BC. V4A 2J4

www.fraservalleycommunitycollege.com 604-599-5535 210-8334 128th St., Surrey, V3W 4G2

Gateway College

www.montessoritraining.net 604-531-6665 13469 27 Ave., Surrey, V4P 1Z1

Omni College

omnicollege.com 604-279-1800 8788 McKim Way Suite 3180, Richmond, B.C. V6X 4E2

Pacific Coast Community College pacificcoastcommunitycollege.com 604-730-1106 202 - 1338 West Broadway, Vancouver, V6H 1H2

Pacific Flying Club

www.pacificflyingclub.com 604-946-0011 Unit 4 - 4335 Skeena St., Delta, V4K 0A6

Insignia College of Health and Business

Pacific Horticulture College

John Casablancas Institute of Applied Arts

Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts

insigniacollege.com 250-381-7733 / 1-888-681-7733 200-607 Yates St., Victoria, BC. V8W 1L1

www.jcinstitute.com 604-688-0328 Suite 150-220 Cambie St, Vancouver, B.C., V6B 2M9

Kosmetae Academy

www.kosmetae.com 604-850-5777 / 1-800-661-5755 3-32700 George Ferguson Way Abbotsford, BC. V2T 4V6

Lions Gate Career College

www.lionsgatecareercollege.com 604-639-9075 2nd Floor - 321 Water St., Vancouver, V6B 1B8

Lost Boys Studios- School of Visual Effects

www.lostboys-studio.com 604-558-4999 200-495 Railway St., Vancouver, B.C., V6A 1A7

M.C. College

mccollege.ca Vernon 1-250-542-8393 3409 31 Ave. Vernon, B.C., V1T 2H6

Metropolitan Community College

www.metropolitancollege.ca 604 320-3332 5675 Boundary Rd., Vancouver, BC. V5R 2P9

Mirage Spa Education Canada

miragespa.ca 604-217-6631 2520 Turner St., Victoria, V8T 5J2

Ms. Lorea's College of Esthetics & Nail Technology Inc www.msloreas.com 250-561-9192 1593 3rd Ave., Prince George, B.C., V2L 3G3

MTI Community College

www.mticc.com Vancouver 604-682-6020 541 Seymour St., Vancouver, DiveSafe International B.C., V6B 3H6 www.divesafe.com Burnaby 1-604-437-6030 250 287-3837 / 1-888-325-3483 Suite 100 - 6446 Nelson Ave., 342 - 1003A Island Highway Burnaby, B.C., V5H 3J5 Campbell River, B.C., V9W 5B6 North Road 1-604-559-6020 Eton College 106 – 3433 North Rd, Burnaby, www.etoncollege.ca B.C., V3J 0A9 604-677-4431 706-333 Terminal Ave., Vancouver, Abbotsford 1-604-864-8920 308 - 2777 Gladwin Rd, V6A 4C1 Abbotsford, B.C., V2T 4V1 Excel Career College Chilliwack 1-604-392-6020 www.excelcareercollege.com 45860 Cheam Ave., Chilliwack, 250 334-2452 / 1-888-280-2452 B.C. V2P 1N6 203-1995 Cliffe Ave., Courtney Surrey 1-604-583-6020 BC. V9N 2L2 10072 King George Blvd, Surrey, Fraser Valley Community B.C. V3T 2W4

College

North American Montesorri School

Nimbus School of Recording Arts nimbusrecording.com 604-875-8998 242 East 2nd Ave.,Vancouver, V5T 1B7

hcp.ca 1-250-479-6162 505 Quayle Road. Victoria, BC. V9E 2J7

www.picachef.com 604-734-4488 101-1505 West 2nd Ave., Vancouver, B.C. V6H 3Y4

Pacific Rim College

www.pacificrimcollege.ca 250-483-2119 229-560 Johnson St., Victoria, V8W 3C6

ProCare Institute Inc.

www.procare.ca 640-291-0030 / 1-800-282-0030 4411 Hastings Street, Suite 240 Burnaby, BC. V5C 2K1

Q College

qcollege.ca 250-298-5059 301 - 771 Vernon Ave., Victoria, V8X 5A7

Rhodes Wellness College

www.rhodescollege.ca 604-708-4416 280-1125 Howe St., Vancouver, V6Z 2K8

Sprott Shaw College

www.sprottshaw.com Vancouver 604-683-7400 200 – 885 Dunsmuir St, Vancouver, B.C., V6C 1N8 Vancouver East 604-251-4473 2750 Rupert St, Vancouver, B.C., V5M 3T7 New Westminster 604-520-3900 420 – 88 Sixth St, New Westminster, B.C., V3L 5B3 Richmond 604-270-8867 7920 Cambie Road, Richmond, B.C., V6X 2B8 Surrey 604-583-1004 217 – 9801 King George Blvd, Surrey, B.C., V3T 5H5 Nanaimo 250-754-9600 6 – 140 Terminal Avenue, Nanaimo, B.C., V9R 5C5 Abbotsford 604-504-3323 1 – 33655 Essendene Ave. Abbotsford, B.C., V2S 2G5 Victoria 250-384-8121 2621 Douglas Street, Victoria, B.C., V8T 4M2 Kelowna 250-860-8884 200-546 Leon Ave, Kelowna, B.C., V1Y 6J6 Penticton 250-770-2277 2603 Skaha Lake Road, Penticton, B.C., V2A 6E8 Kamloops 250-314-1122 301 – 340 Victoria Street, Kamloops, B.C., V2C 2A5

Stenberg College

www.stenbergcollege.com 604-580-2772 750-13450 102nd Ave., Surrey, V3T 5X3

Suki’s Hair Academy

www.sukis.com/academy 604-738-0519 206-1030 Georgia St., W Vancouver, B.C. V6E 2Y3


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TEC The Education Company Inc. www.tecglobal.net 604-634-1113 200-13889 104th Ave., Surrey, V3T 1W8

Thompson Career College

www.thompsoncc.ca 250-372-8211 744 Victoria St., Kamloops, V2C 2B6

Tru Spa Institute

truspainstitute.ca 250-754-8637 #1 - 77 Victoria Crescent, Abbotsford, V9R 5B9

Utopia Academy

www.utopiaacademy.com 604-681-4450 220-181 Keefer Place, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 6C1

VanArts - Vancouver Institute of Media Arts

www.vanarts.com 604-682-2787 570 Dunsmuir St. Suite 600, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 1Y1

Vancouver Career College

www.vccollege.ca 1-800-651-1067 1100 - 626 West Pender St. Vancouver, B.C. V6B 1V9 5021 Kingsway, Burnaby, B.C. V5H 4A5 5-1180 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, B.C. V3B 7L2 Suite 230 Gateway Tower - 13401 108 Ave, Surrey, B.C. V3T 5T3 2702 Ware Street, Abbotsford, B.C. V2S 5E6 1649 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 1P6

VANCOUVER COLLEGE OF COUNSELOR TRAINING

www.vcct.ca 604 683-2442 / 1-800-667-3272 206 EAST 6TH Ave., Vancouver, BC. V5T 1J8

WESTERN ACADEMY OF PHOTOGRAPHY

westernacademyofphotography.com 250-383-1522 / 1-866-889-1235 755A Queens Ave., Victoria, BC. V8T 1M2

Western Maritime Institute

www.maritimeed.com 250-245-4455 3519 Hallberg Rd., Port Alberni, V9G 1B5

Windsong School of Healing Ltd.

www.windsonghealing.com 250-723-3307 6199 Smith Rd., Port Alberni, V9Y 8M1

Winston College

winstoncollege.com 604-630-2069 M11 4277 Kingsway, Burnaby, V5H 3Z2

ESL Schools Come Together Vancouver English School www.ctvancouverenglishschool.com 604-358-7292 #120-1020 Mainland St., Vancouver

Archer College

604-608-0538 Main Floor – 788 Beatty St., Vancouver, BC

Bodwell Language School

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EF International Language School www.ef.com 1-800-387-2457 #400 – 929 Granville St., 4th Floor, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1L3

Eurocentres – Vancouver

www.languagecanada.com 604-688-7942 #250 – 815 West Hastings St., Vancouver, BC V6C 1B4

GEOS Language Academy

www.geosvancouver.com 604-684-6407 #298 – 1199 West Pender St., Vancouver, BC, V6B 1B6

Inlingua Vancouver

www.inlinguavancouver.com 604-605-0960 #300 – 150 Water Street (1) Vancouver, BC, V6B 1B2 #300 – 816 Granville Street (2) Vancouver, BC V6Z 1K3

International House

www.ihvancouver.com 604-739-9836 #200 – 1215 West Broadway Vancouver, BC, V6H 1G7

International Language Schools of Canada (ILSC) www.ilsc.ca Vancouver 604-689-9095 555 Richards St., Vancouver, BC, V6B 2Z5

Intrax International Institute

www.intraxinstitute.edu 604-609-9934 827 West PenderSt., Vancouver, BC

Kaplan Aspect Vancouver

www.kaplanaspect.com 604-602-9818 #150 – 1111 Melville St., Vancouver

Language Studies Canada (LSC) Vancouver

www.lsc-canada.com 604-683-1199 Suite 200, 570 Dunsmuir St., Vancouver, BC

Newton College Vancouver ncv.ca 604-683-7218 #790 – 555 Seymour St., Vancouver, BC

Pan Pacific International English College

www.panpacificcanada.com 250-380-9030 3rd Floor – 810 Fort St., Victoria, BC

Vancouver English Centre

www.vec.ca 604-687-1600 250 Smithe St., Vancouver, BC

Vancouver Georgia College

www.vgcanada.com 604-688-9057 #101 – 1190 Melville St., Vancouver,

VanWest College

www.vanwest.com 604-731-5256 ext. 109 #200 – 1016 Nelson St., Vancouver, V6E 1H8

Western Town College www.wtccanada.com 604-844-7660 #100–626 West Pender St.,Vancouver

Zoni Language Centre Vancouver

www.zoni.com 604-687-7000 568 Seymour St, 4th floor, Vancouver, BC V6B3J5

604-602-7633 www.bodwell.edu 473 West Hastings St., Vancouver

School District

CSLI – Canadian as a Second Language Institute

School District No. 039 (Vancouver)

www.csli.com 604-683-2754 188 Nelson St., Vancouver, BC

Canadian College of English Language

www.canada-english.com 604-688-9366 #450 – 1050 Alberni St., Vancouver, BC, V6E 1A3

www.vsb.B.C.ca 1580 West Broadway, Vancouver, B.C. V6J 5K8 604-713-5000, Fax : 604-713-5049

School District No. 045 (West Vancouver)

www.sd45.B.C.ca 1075 21st St, West Vancouver, V7V 4A9

604-981-1000, Fax : 604-981-1001

Hospitals

School District No. 044 (North Vancouver)

www.nvsd44.B.C.ca 2121 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver, B.C. V7M 2K6 604-903-3444, Fax : 604-903-3445

School District No. 041 (Burnaby)

www.sd41.B.C.ca 5325 Kincaid St, Burnaby, B.C. V5G 1W2 604-296-6900, Fax : 604-296-6910

School District No. 040 (New Westminster)

www.sd40.B.C.ca 1001 Columbia St, New Westminster B.C. V3M 1C4 604-517-6240, Fax : 604-517-6390

School District No. 038 (Richmond)

www.sd38.B.C.ca 7811 Granville Ave, Richmond, B.C. V6Y 3E3 604-668-6000, Fax : 604-233-0151

School District No. 043 (Coquitlam)

www.sd43.B.C.ca 550 Poirier St, Coquitlam, B.C. V3J 6A7 604-939-9201, Fax : 604-939-7828

School District No. 042 (Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows)

www.sd42.ca 22225 Brown Ave, Maple Ridge, B.C. V2X 8N6 604-463-4200, Fax : 604-463-4181

School District No. 075 (Mission)

www.mpsd.ca 33046 Fourth Ave, Mission, B.C. V2V 1S5 604-826-6286, Fax : 604-826-4517

School District No. 078 (Fraser-Cascade)

www.sd78.B.C.ca 650 Kawkawa Lake Rd, Hope, B.C. V0X 1L4 604-869-2411, Fax : 604-869-7400

School District No. 037 (Delta)

www.deltasd.B.C.ca 4585 Harvest Dr, Delta, B.C. V4K 5B4 604-946-4101, Fax : 604-952-5375

School District No. 036 (Surrey)

www.sd36.B.C.ca 14033 92nd Ave, Surrey, B.C. V3V 0B7 604-596-7733, Fax : 604-595-6307

School District No. 035 (Langley)

www.sd35.B.C.ca 4875 222nd St, Langley, B.C. V3A 3Z7 604-534-7891, Fax : 604 533-1115

School District No. 034 (Abbotsford)

www.sd34.B.C.ca 2790 Tims St, Abbotsford, B.C. V2T 4M7 604-859-4891, Fax : 604 852-8587

School District No. 033 (Chilliwack)

www.sd33.B.C.ca 8430 Cessna Dr, Chilliwack, B.C. V2P 7K4 604-792-1321, Fax : 604 792-9665

School District No. 061 (Greater Victoria)

www.sd61.B.C.ca 556 Boleskine Rd, Victoria, B.C. V8Z 1E8 1-250-475-3212, Fax : 250 475-6161

School District No. 064 (Gulf Islands)

www.sd64.B.C.ca 112 Rainbow Rd, Salt Spring Island, B.C. V8K 2K3 250-537-5548, Fax : 250 537-4200

School District No. 062 (Sooke)

www.sd62.B.C.ca 3143 Jacklin Rd, Victoria, B.C. V9B 5R1 250-474-9800, Fax : 250 474-9825

School District No. 068 (Nanaimo-Ladysmith)

www.sd68.B.C.ca 395 Wakesiah Ave, Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 3K6 250-754-5521, Fax : 250 741-524

Directory Emergency Police/Fire/Ambulance Poison Control Centre Emergency First Aid Provincial Emergency Program BC Gas / Terasen Gas (Leaks) BC Hydro (Emergencies) Fortis BC (Emergencies)

911 (If available) 1-800-567-8911 604-822-4444 1-800-663-3456 1-800-663-9911 1-888-769-3766 1-866-436-7847

Non-Emergency Numbers P : Police F : Fire A : Ambulance Abbotsford P 604-859-5225 F 604-853-3566 A 604-872-5151 Aldergrove P 604-532-3200 F 604-532-7500 A 604-872-5151 Anmore / Belcarra P 604-945-1550 F 604-937-4102 A 604-872-5151 Bowen Island P 604-947-0516 F 604-947-9324 A 604-872-5151 Burnaby P 604-294-7922 F 604-294-7190 A 604-872-5151 Chilliwack P 604-792-4611 F 604-792-8713 A 604-872-5151 Coquitlam P 604-945-1550 F 604-927-6400 A 604-872-5151 Davis Bay P 604-885-2266 F 604-885-7017 A 604-872-5151 Delta P 604-946-4411 F 604-952-3100 A 604-872-5151 Egmont P 604-885-2266 F 604-883-9270 A 604-872-5151 Garden Bay P 604-885-2266 F 604-883-9270 A 604-872-5151 Gibson P 604-885-2266 F 604-886-7777 A 604-872-5151 Halfmoon Bay P 604-885-2266 F 604-885-5712 A 604-872-5151 Langley City P 604-532-3200 F 604-514-2880 A 604-872-5151 Langley Township P 604-532-3200 F 604-532-7500 A 604-872-5151 Lions Bay P 604-892-6100 F 604-543-6700 A 604-872-5151 Maderia Creek P 604-885-2266 F 604-883-9270 A 604-872-5151 Maple Ridge P 604-463-6251 F 604-463-5880 A 604-872-5151 Mission P 604-826-7161 F 604-826-2313 A 604-872-5151 New Westminster P 604-525-5411 F 604-519-1000 A 604-872-5151 North Vancouver City P 604-985-1311 F 604-980-5021 A 604-872-5151 North Vancouver District P 604-985-1311 F 604-980-7575 A 604-872-5151 Pender Harbour P 604-885-2266 F 604-883-9270 A 604-872-5151 Pitt Meadows P 604-463-6251 F 604-465-2401 A 604-872-5151 Port Coquitlam P 604-945-1550 F 604-927-5466 A 604-872-5151 Port Moody P 604-461-3456 F 604-469-7795 A 604-872-5151 Richmond P 604-278-1212 F 604-278-5131 A 604-872-5151 Roberts Creek P 604-885-2266 F 604-885-6871 A 604-872-5151 Sechelt P 604-885-2266 F 604-885-7017 A 604-872-5151 Secret Cove P 604-885-2266 F 604-885-5712 A 604-872-5151 Selma Park P 604-885-2266 F 604-885-7017 A 604-872-5151 Squamish P 604-892-6100 F 604-898-9666 A 604-872-5151 Surrey P 604-599-0502 F 604-543-6700 A 604-872-5151 University Endowment Lands P 604-224-1322 F 604-665-6000 A 604-872-5151 Vancouver P 604-717-3321 F 604-665-6000 A 604-872-5151 West Vancouver P 604-925-7300 F 604-925-7370 A 604-872-5151 Whistler P 604-932-3044 F 604-935-8260 A 604-872-5151 White Rock P 778-593-3600 F 604-541-2121 A 604-872-5151 Wilson Creek P 604-885-2266 F 604-885-7017 A 604-872-5151

B.C. Children’s Hospital 604-875-2345 4480 Oak Street. Vancouver, BC, V6H 3V4 B.C. Women’s Hospital 604-875-2424 4500 Oak Street. Vancouver, BC, V6H 3N1 Cambie Surgery Centre 604-874-1349 2836 Ash St, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 3C6 Holy Family Hospital 604-321-2661 7801 Argyle St. Vancouver, BC, V5P 3L6 Lions Gate Hospital 604-988-3131 231 15th St E, N. Vancouver, BC V7L 2L7 Mount St. Joseph Hospital 604-874-1141 3080 Prince Edward St, Van. BC, V5T 3N4 Providence Health Care 604-876-7191 4875 Heather St, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 0A7 St. Paul’s Hospital 604-682-2344 1081 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6 St. Vincent's Hospital 604-325-4116 Langara 255 62nd Ave W, Vancouver. BC, V5X 4V4 UBC Hospital 604-822-7121 2211 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 2B5 Vancouver General Hospital 604-875-4111 855 West 12th Ave, Vancouver, B.C., V5Z 1M9 Campbell River & District General Hospital 1-250-287-7111 375 2nd Ave. Campbell River, BC. Central Vancouver Island Health Region 1-250-755-3010 610 495 Dunsmuir. Nanaimo, BC. Chemainus Health Care Centre 1-250-246-3291 9909 Esplanade. Chemainus, BC. Cowichan District Hospital 1-250-746-4141 3045 Gibbins. Duncan, BC. Cumberland Health Center 1-250-336-8531 2696 Windermere Ave. Cumberland, BC. Eagle Park Health Care Facility 1-250-752-7075 777 Jones St. Qualicum Beach, BC. Hospital Port Alice 1-250-284-3555 1090 Marine Dr. Port Alice, BC. Hospital St George's 1-250-974-5585 182 Fir. Alert Bay, BC. Hospital West Coast General 1-250-723-2135 3841 8th Ave. Port Alberni, BC. Kyuquot Red Cross Hospital 1-250-332-5289 100 Okime Isl, Kyuquot, BC V0P 1J0 Ladysmith General Hospital 1-250-245-2221 1111 4th Ave. Ladysmith, BC. Nanaimo Regional General Hospital 1-250-755-7615 1200 Dufferin Cres. Nanaimo, BC. Port Alice Hospital 1-250-284-3555 1090 Marine Dr. Port Alice, BC. Port Hardy Hospital 1-250-949-6161 9120 Granville. Port Hardy, BC. Port Mcneill & District Hospital 1-250-956-4461 2750 Kingcome Pl. Port Mcneill, BC. Red Cross Outpost Hospital 1-250-728-3312 245 Bamfield Boardwalk. Bamfield W, BC. St George's Hospital 1-250-974-5585 182 Fir. Alert Bay, BC. St Joseph's General Hospital 1-250-339-2242 2137 Comox. Comox, BC. Tahsis Health Centre

1-250-934-6322 1085 S Maquinna Dr. Tahsis, BC. Tofino General Hospital 1-250-725-3212 261 Neill Tofino, BC. Trillium Extended Care Hospital 1-250-947-8230 401 Moilliet St, Parksville, BC V9P 1J9

Youth Clinics Access for Deaf/Hard of Hearing 604-660-0508 Richmond or Vancouver TTY/TDD Vancouver, BC Boulevard Youth Clinic 604-261-6366 2110 W. 43rd Ave., Vancouver, BC Tuesday: 2:30pm-5:30pm Broadway Youth Resource Centre 604-709-5720 691 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC Monday: 2:30pm-5:30pm Thursday: 4:30pm-7:00pm Commercial Drive Youth Clinic 604-253-3575 1145 Commercial Dr., Vancouver, B.C. Thursday: 2:30pm-6:00pm East Youth Clinic 604-872-2511 3452 Crowley Dr., Vancouver, B.C. Tuesday: 3:30pm-6:00pm Friday: 2:00pm-4:30pm Knight Street Clinic 604-321-6151 6405 Knight St., Vancouver, B.C. Monday: 2:00pm-4:30pm Thursday: 5:30-8:00pm Main Street Youth Clinic 604-709-6400 3998 Main St., Vancouver, B.C. Wednesday: 2:30pm-5:30pm Pine Community Health Clinic 604-736-2391 1985 W. 4th Ave., Vancouver, B.C. Mon, Tue, Thu, & Fri: 9:00am-12:00pm, 2:00pm-5:00pm Wed: 9:00am-12:00pm, 2:30pm-7:30pm *except third Wednesday of each month: 9:00am-12:00pm, 4:30-7:30pm Sat. (youth under 25 only): 1:00pm-4:00pm Three Bridges Youth Clinic 604-736-9844 1292 Hornby St., Vancouver, B.C. Monday to Friday: 8:30am-8:00pm **FREE CLINIC**

Consulates Australia 604-684-1177 1225-888 Dunsmuir, Vancouver Austria 604-683-5808 1380-200 Granville Street, Vancouver Belgium 604-684-6838 570-688 West Hastings Street, Vancouver Britain 604-683-4421 800-1111 Melville Street, Vancouver China 604-734-7492 3380 Granville Street, Vancouver Colombia 604-685-6435 890-789 West Pender Street, Vancouver Croatia 604-871-9170 3550 Commerical Street, Vancouver Denmark 604-684-5171 755-777 Hornby Street, Vancouver Equador 604-420-7767 9032 Lyra Place, Burnaby Finland 604-688-4483 1100-1188 West Georgia, Vancouver Germany 604-684-8377 704-999 Canada Place, Vancouver Greece 604-681-1381 500-688 West Hastings St. Vancouver


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Guidebook | DEC 19, 2013 | British Columbia Guatemala 604-688-5209 760-777 Hornby Street, Vancouver Honduras 604-685-7711 1026-510 West Hastings St, Vancouver Hong Kong 604-685-0883 615-938 Howe Street, Vancouver Iceland 604-691-7526 2900-595 Burrard Street, Vancouver India 604-662-8811 325 Howe Street, Vancouver Indonesia 604-682-8855 1630 Alberni Street, Vancouver Ireland 604-683-9233 401-1385 West 8th Ave. Vancouver Italy 604-684-7288 1100-510 West Hastings St, Vancouver Jamaica 604-515-0443 154A-610 6th Street, New Westminster Japan 604-684-5868 900-1177 West Hastings Street, Vancouver Korea 604-683-1820 1710-505 Burrard Street, Vancouver Malaysia 604-685-9550 1805-1111 West Georgia St, Vancouver Malta 604-739-3200 310-1001 West Broadway St, Vancouver Mexico 604-684-3547 710-1177 West Hastings St, Vancouver Monaco 604-682-4633 1111 Melville Street, Vancouver Netherlands 604-684-6448 475 Howe Street, Vancouver New Zealand 604-684-7388 1200-888 Dunmuir Street, Vancouver Norway 604-682-7977 200 Burrard Street, Vancouver Phillippines 604-685-7645 1405-700 West Pender Street, Vancouver Poland 604-688-3530 1177 West Hastings St. Suite 1600 Vancouver Portugal 604-688-6514 904-700 West Pender Street, Vancouver Senegal 604-684-5359 700-555 West Hastings Street, Vancouver Singapore 604-669-5115 1305-999 West Hastings St. Vancouver Slovak Republic 604-682-0991 247 Abott Street, Vancouver Switzerland 604-684-2231 790-999 Canada Place, Vancouver Sweden 604-683-5838 1100-1168 West Georgia St. Vancouver Taiwan 604-689-7147 925 West Georgia Street, Vancouver Thailand 604-687-1143 1040 Burrard Street, Vancouver Turkey 604-526-1300 3-7257 Kingsway Street, Burnaby Ukraine

604-430-5454 3819 Sunset Avenue, Burnaby United States of America 604-685-4311 1095 West Pender Street, Vancouver Uruguay 604-681-1377 1818-1177 West Hastings St. Vancouver

Library In BC Bowen Island Public Library XXXCPXFOMJCSBSZDB  10#PY#PXFO*TMBOE #$7/( Burnaby Public Library Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch  8JMMJOHEPO"WF #VSOBCZ#$7)/ Cameron Branch  $BNFSPO4U #VSOBCZ#$7+- McGill Branch 604-299-8955 4595 Albert St. Burnaby BC V5C 2G6 Tommy Douglas Library 604-522-3971 7311 Kingsway Burnaby, BC V5E 1G8 Coquitlam Public Library library.coquitlam.bc.ca/default.htm Poirier Branch 604-937-4141 1PJSJFS4U $PRVJUMBN#$7+" City Centre Branch 1169 Pinetree Way. $PRVJUMBN, BC. V3B 0Y1 604-554-7323 Fraser Valley Regional Library Abbotsford Administrative Centre 604-859-7141 1-888-668-4141 (Toll free within BC) 34589 DeLair Rd. Abbotsford, BC Canada V2S 5Y1 Abbotsford Community Library 604-853-1753 33355 Bevan Ave. Abbotsford, BC, V2S 0E7 Agassiz Library 604-796-9510 7140 Cheam Ave Agassiz, B.C. V0M 1A0 Aldergrove Library 604-856-6415 26770 - 29 Avenue Aldergrove, B.C. V4W 3B8 Boston Bar Library 604-867-8847 Boston Bar Elementary School 47643 Old Boston Bar Road Boston Bar, B.C. V0K 1C0 Brookswood Library 604-534-7055 20045-40 Ave. Langley, B.C. V3A 2W2 Chilliwack Library 604-792-1941 45860 First Avenue Chilliwack, B.C. V2P 7K1 City of Langley Library 604-514-2850 20399 Douglas Crescent Langley, B.C. V3A 4B3 Clearbrook Library 604-859-7329 32320 George Ferguson Way Abbotsford, B.C. V2T 6N4 Fort Langley Library 604-888-0722 9167 Glover Road Fort Langley, B.C. V1M 2R6 George Mackie Library 604-594-8155 8440 - 112th Street Delta, B.C. V4C 4W9 Hope Library 604-869-2313 1005A - 6th Avenue Hope, B.C. V0X 1L4 Ladner Pioneer Library 604-946-6215 4683 - 51st Street Delta, B.C. V4K 2V8 Maple Ridge Public Library

604-467-7417 130-22470 Dewdney Trunk Road Maple Ridge, B.C. V2X 5Z6 Mission Library 604-826-6610 33247 Second Avenue Mission, B.C. V2V 1J9 Mount Lehman Library 5875 Mt. Lehman Road Abbotsford, B.C. V4X 1V5 604-856-4988 Muriel Arnason Library Township of Langley Civic Centre 130 - 20338 65 Avenue Langley, B.C. V2Y 2X3 604-532-3590 Murrayville Library Unit 100 - 22071 48th Ave. Langley, B.C. V3A 3N1 604-533-0339 Pitt Meadows Public Library 604-465-4113 #200 - 12099 Harris Road Pitt Meadows, B.C. V3Y 0E5 Sardis Library 604-858-5503 5819 Tyson Rd. Sardis, B.C. V2R 3R6 Terry Fox Library 604-927-7999 2470 Mary Hill Road Port Coquitlam, B.C. V3C 3B1 Tsawwassen Library 604-943-2271 1321A - 56th St. Delta, B.C. V4L 2A6 Walnut Grove Community Centre Library 604-882-0410 8889 Walnut Grove Drive Langley, B.C. V1M 2N7 White Rock Library 604-541-2201 15342 Buena Vista White Rock, B.C. V4B 1Y6 Yale Elementary School Library 604-863-2279 65050 Albert St. Yale, B.C. V0K 2S0 Yarrow Library 604-823-4664 4670 Community Street Yarrow, B.C. V2R 5E1 Gibsons and District Public Library 604-886-2130 gibsons.bclibrary.ca 470 South Fletcher Road Gibsons, B.C. V0N 1V0 Greater Victoria Public Library Central 1-250-382-7241 735 Broughton St. Victoria BC. V8W 3H2 Bruce Hutchison 1-250-727-0104 4636 Elk Lake Dr. Victoria, BC. V8Z 7K2 Central Saanich 1-250-727-0104 4636 Elk Lake Dr. Victoria, BC. V8Z 7K2 Emily Carr 1-250-475-6100 3500 Blanshard St. Victoria, BC V8X 1W3 Esquimalt 1-250-414-7198 1231 Esquimalt Rd. Victoria, BC V9A 3P1 Goudy 1-250-391-5702 119-755 Goldstream Ave. Victoria, BC V9B 0H9 Juan de Fuca 1-250-391-0653 1759 Island Hwy. Victoria, BC V9B 1J1 Nellie McClung 1-250-477-7111 3950 Cedar Hill Rd. Victoria, BC V8P 3Z9 Oak Bay 1-250-592-2489 1442 Monterey Ave. Victoria, BC. V8S 4W1 Saanich Centennial 1-250-477-9030 3110 Tillicum Rd. Victoria, BC. V9A 6T2 New Westminster Public Library 604-527-4660 716 - 6th Ave New Westminster BC V3M 2B3 North Central Library Federation c/o Burns Lake Public Library

Burns Lake BC V0J 1E0 1-250-692-3192 North Vancouver City Library 120 W 14th St North Vancouver BC. V7M 1N9 604-998-3450 Fax:604-980-8145 North Vancouver District Public Library www.nvdpl.ca/ Lynn Valley Branch 604-984-0286 1277 Lynn Valley Rd North Vancouver, B.C. V7J 2A1 Capilano Branch 604-987-4471 3045 Highland Blvd. North Vancouver, B.C. V7R 2X4 Parkgate Branch 604-929-3727 3675 Banff Court North Vancouver, B.C. V7H 2Z8 Pemberton and District Library pemberton.bclibrary.ca/ 604-894-6916 7390A Cottonwood St. Pemberton, B.C. VON 2L0 Port Moody Public Library library.portmoody.ca/ 604-469-4575 PO Box 37 Port Moody BC V3H 3E1 Powell River Public Library 604-485-4796 4411 Michigan Ave Powell River BC V8A 2S3 Richmond Public Library www.yourlibrary.ca Brighouse Branch 100-7700 Minoru Gate Richmond, B.C. V6Y 1R8 604-231-6404 Ironwood Branch 11688 Steveston Hwy, Unit 8200 Richmond, B.C. V7A 1N6 604-231-6468 Steveston Branch 4111 Moncton Street Richmond, B.C. V7E 3A8 604-274-2012 Cambie Branch Unit 150 - 11590 Cambie Road Richmond, B.C. V6X 3Z5 604) 273-2223 Sechelt Public Library PO Box 2104 Sechelt BC V0N 3A0 604-885-3260 Fax:604-885-5183 Squamish Public Library PO Box 1039 Squamish BC V8B 0A7 604-892-3110 Fax:604-892-9376 Surrey Public Library www.surreylibraries.ca City Centre Library 10350 University Drive Surrey, B.C. V3T 4B8 604-598-7300 Cloverdale Branch 5642 - 176A Street Surrey, B.C. V3S 4G9 604-598-7320 Fleetwood Branch 15996 - 84 Avenue Surrey, B.C. V4N 0W1 604-598-7340 Guildford Branch 15105 - 105th Avenue Surrey, B.C. V3R 7G8 604-598-7360 Newton Branch 13795 - 70th Ave. Surrey, B.C. V3W 0E1 604-598-7400 Ocean Park Branch 12854 - 17th Avenue Surrey, B.C. V4A 1T5 604-502-6304 Port Kells Branch 18885 - 88th Avenue Surrey, B.C. V3S 5X7 604-598-744 Semiahmoo 1815 - 152nd Street, Surrey, B.C. V4A 9Y9 604-592-6900 Strawberry Hill 7399 - 122nd Street Surrey, B.C. V3W 5J2 604-501-5836 Vancouver Public Library www.vpl.ca

Central Library 350 West Georgia Street Vancouver, B.C. V6B 6B1 604-331-3603 Britannia Branch 1661 Napier Street Vancouver, B.C. V5L 4X4 604-665-2222 Carnegie Branch 401 Main St. Vancouver, B.C. V6A 2T7 604-665-3010 Champlain Heights Branch 7110 Kerr St. Vancouver, B.C. V5S 4W2 604-665-3955 Collingwood Branch 2985 Kingsway Vancouver, B.C. V5R 5J4 604-665-3953 Dunbar Branch 4515 Dunbar St. Vancouver, B.C. V6S 2G7 604-665-3968 Firehall Branch 1455 West 10th Avenue Vancouver, B.C. V6H 1J8 604-665-3970 Fraserview Branch 1950 Argyle Drive Vancouver, B.C. V5P 2A8 604-665-3957 Hastings Branch 604-665-3959 2674 East Hastings Street Vancouver, B.C. V5K 1Z6 Joe Fortes Branch 604-665-3972 870 Denman Street Vancouver, B.C. V6G 2L8 Kensington Branch 604-665-3961 1428 Cedar Cottage Mews Vancouver B.C. V5N 5Z1 Kerrisdale Branch 604-665-3974 2112 West 42 Avenue Vancouver, B.C. V6M 2B6 Kitsilano Branch 604-665-3976 2425 MacDonald Street Vancouver, B.C. V6K 3Y9 Marpole Branch 604-665-3978 8386 Granville Street Vancouver, B.C. V6P 4Z7 Mount Pleasant Branch 604-665-3962 1 Kingsway Vancouver, B.C. V5T 3H7 Oakridge Branch 604-665-3980 191 - 650 West 41st Avenue Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 2M9 Renfrew Branch 604-257-8705 2969 East 22nd Avenue Vancouver, B.C. V5M 2Y3 South Hill Branch 604-665-3965 6076 Fraser Street Vancouver, B.C. V5W 2Z7 Strathcona Branch 604-665-3967 592 East Pender Street Vancouver, B.C. V6A 1V5 Terry Salman Branch 604-665-3964 4575 Clancy Loranger Way Vancouver, BC V5Y 2M4 West Point Grey Branch 604-665-3982 4480 West 10th Avenue Vancouver, B.C. V6R 2H9 West Vancouver Memorial Library 604-925-7400 1950 Marine Dr West Vancouver BC V7V 1J8 Whistler Public Library 604-935-8433 4329 Main St Whistler BC V0N 1B4 Alert Bay Public Library 1-250-974-5721 PO Box 440, Alert Bay BC, V0N 1A0 Kootenay Library Federation 1-888-664-4553 PO Box 3125 Castlegar BC. V1N 3H4 Beaver Valley Branch beavervalley.bclibrary.ca

1-250-367-7114 1847 - 1st Street PO Box 429 Fruitvale, BC V0G 1L0 Castlegar Branch castlegar.bclibrary.ca 1-250-365-6611 1005 Third Street Castlegar, BC V1N 2A2 Cranbrook Branch www.cranbrookpubliclibrary.ca 250-426-4063 1212 2nd St. North Cranbrook BC V1C 4T6 Creston Branch www.crestonlibrary.com/ 250-428-4141 531 - 16th Ave. S Creston BC V0B 1G5 Elkford Branch www.elkfordlibrary.org 816 Michel Road PO Box 280 Elkford BC V0B 1H0 Fernie Branch fernie.bclibrary.ca 1-250-423-4458 492 Third Avenue PO Box 448 Fernie BC V0B 1M0 Grand Forks Branch grandforks.bclibrary.ca 1-250-442-3944 7342 Fifth Street PO Box 1539 Grand Forks BC V0H 1H0 Greenwood Branch invermere.bclibrary.ca 1-250-342-6416 201 - 7th Avenue PO Box 989 Invermere BC V0A 1K0 Kaslo Branch kaslo.bclibrary.ca/ 1-250-353-2942 413 Fourth Street PO Box 760 Kaslo BC V0G 1M0 Kimberley Branch kimberley.bclibrary.c 250-427-3112 115 Spokane St Kimberley BC V1A 2E5 Midway Branch midway.bclibrary.ca 1-250-449-2620 612 - 6th Avenue PO Box 268 Midway BC V0H 1M0 Nakusp Branch nakusp.bclibrary.ca 1-250-265-3363 92 - 6th Avenue, NW PO Box 297 Nakusp BC V0G 1R0 Nelson Branch nelson.bclibrary.ca 1-250-352-6333 602 Stanley St Nelson BC V1L 1N4 Radium Hot Springs Branch radium.bclibrary.ca 1-250-347-2434 Unit #2 Main Street West PO Box 293 Radium Hot Springs, BC, V0A 1M0 Rossland Branch rossland.bclibrary.ca 1-250-362-7611 2180 Columbia Avenue PO Box 190 Rossland BC V0G 1Y0 Salmo Branch salmo.bclibrary.ca 1-250-357-2312 106 - 4th Street, PO Box 458 Salmo BC V0G 1Z0 Sparwood Branch sparwood.bclibrary.ca 1-250-425-2299 110 Pine Avenue PO Box 1060 Sparwood BC V0B 2G0 Trail Branch www.traillibrary.com 1-250-364-1731 1051 Victoria St Trail BC V1R 3T3 Lillooet Area Public Library PO Box 939 Lillooet BC. V0K 1V0 Lillooet Library 1-250-256-7944 930 Main Street PO Box 939 Lillooet, B.C. V0K 1V0 Gold Bridge Library Branch 1-250-238-25211 Haylmore Street. General Delivery

Gold Bridge, B.C. V0K 1P0 Bridge River Library Branch 1-250-259-8242 41 Bridge River Town site PO Box 19 Shalalth, B.C. V0N 3C0 Burns Lake Public Library 1-250-692-3192 PO Box 449 Burns Lake BC V0J 1E0 Cariboo Regional District Library 1-250-392-3351 180 - 3rd Ave N Suite D Williams Lake BC. V2G 2A4 Castlegar & District Public Library 1-250-365-6611 1005 Third St. Castlegar BC. V1N 2A2 Chetwynd Public Library 1-250-788-2559 PO Box 1420. Chetwynd BC. V0C 1J0 Cranbrook Public Library 1-250-426-4063 1212 2nd St. North. Cranbrook BC. V1C 4T6 Dawson Creek Municipal Public Library 1-250-782-4661 1001 McKellar Ave. Dawson Creek BC. V1G 4W7 Elkford Public Library 1-250-865-2912 PO Box 280 Elkford BC. V0B 1H0 Fernie Public Library 1-250-423-4458 PO Box 448 Fernie BC. V0B 1M0 Fort Nelson Public Library 1-250-774-6777 PO Box 330 Fort Nelson BC. V0C 1R0 Fort St. James Public Library 1-250-996-7431 PO Box 729 Fort St. James BC V0J 1P0 Fort St. John Public Library 1-250-785-3731 10015 - 100th Ave. Fort St. John BC. V1J 1Y7 Fraser Lake Public Library 1-250-699-8888 PO Box 520 Fraser Lake BC V0J 1S0 Grand Forks & District Public Library 1-250-442-3944 PO Box 1539. Grand Forks BC. V0H 1H0 Grand Forks & District Public Library 1-250-442-3944 PO Box 1539 Grand Forks BC V0H 1H0 Granisle Public Library 1-250-697-2713 PO Box 550 Granisle BC. V0J 1W0 Greenwood Public Library 1-250-445-6111 PO Box 279 Greenwood BC. V0H 1J0 Hazelton District Public Library 1-250-842-5961 PO Box 323 Hazelton BC. V0J 1Y0 Hazelton District Public Library 1-250-842-5961 PO Box 323 Hazelton BC. V0J 1Y0 Houston Public Library 1-250-845-2256 PO Box 840 Houston BC V0J 1Z0 Hudson's Hope Public Library 1-250-783-9414 PO Box 269 Hudson's Hope BC. V0C 1V0 Invermere Public Library 1-250-342-6416 PO Box 989 Invermere BC. V0A 1K0 Kimberley Public Library 1-250-427-3112 115 Spokane St Kimberley BC V1A 2E5 Kimberley Public Library 1-250-427-3112 115 Spokane St. Kimberley BC. V1A 2E5 Kitimat Public Library 1-250-632-8985 940 Wakashan Ave. Kitimat Bc. V8C 2G3 Mackenzie Public Library Box 750 Mackenzie BC. V0J 2C0 1-250-997-6343 McBride & District Public Library 1-250-569-2411 PO Box 489 McBride BC V0J 2E0 Midway Public Library 1-250-449-2620 PO Box 268 Midway BC. V0H 1M0


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56 | Nelson Public Library 1-250-352-6333 602 Stanley St Nelson BC. V1L 1N4 Okanagan Regional Library 1-250-860-4033 1430 KLO Rd Kelowna BC V1W 3P6 Armstrong Branch 1-250-546-8311 #10 - 3305 Smith Drive Armstrong, B.C. V0E 1B1 Cherryville Branch 1-250-547-9776 1114 Hwy. 6, Cherryville, B.C. V0E 2G3 Enderby Branch 1-250-838-6488 Box 226 (Mailing Address) 514 Cliff Avenue (Location) Enderby, B.C. V0E 1V0 Falkland Branch 1-250-379-2705 5771 - Highway 97 P.O. Box 33, Falkland, B.C. V0E 1W0 Golden Branch 1-250-344-6516 819 Park Ave., Golden, B.C. V0A 1H0 Hedley Branch 1-250-292-8209 789 Scott Ave., Hedley, B.C. V0X 1K0 Kaleden Branch 1-250-497-8066 101 Linden Ave., Kaleden, B.C. V0H 1K0 Kelowna Branch 1-250-762-2800 1380 Ellis St. Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 2A2 Keremeos Branch 1-250-499-2313 638 - 7th Ave., Keremeos, B.C. V0X 1N0 Lake Country Branch 1-250-766-3141 #2 - 10150 Bottom Wood Lake Rd. Lake Country, B.C. V4V 2M1 Lumby Branch 1-250-547-9528 2250 Shields Ave., Lumby, B.C. V0E 2G0 Mission Branch 1-250-764-2254 4105 Gordon Dr. Kelowna, B.C. V1W 4Z1 Naramata Branch 1-250-496-5679 3580 Third St. Naramata, B.C. V0H 1N0 North Shuswap Branch 1-250-955-8198 3867 Squilax Anglemont Rd Scotch Creek BC V0E 1M5 Okanagan Falls Branch 1-250-497-5886 #101 - 850 Railway Lane Okanagan Falls, B.C. V0H 1R4 Oliver Branch 1-250-498-2242 6239 Station St., Oliver, B.C. V0H 1T0 Osoyoos Branch 1-250-495-7637 8505 68th Ave., Osoyoos, B.C. V0H 1V0 Oyama Branch 1-250-548-3377 15718 Oyama Rd. Oyama, B.C. V4V 2E1 Peachland Branch 1-250-767-9111 Peachland Village Mall #40 - 5500 Clements Crescent Peachland, B.C. V0H 1X5 Princeton Branch 1-250-295-6495 107 Vermilion Avenue Princeton, B.C. V0X 1W0 Revelstoke Branch 1-250-837-5095 605 Campbell Avenue Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0 Rutland Branch 1-250-765-8165 #20 - 301 Hwy. 33 West Kelowna, B.C. V1X 1X8 Salmon Arm Branch 1-250-832-6161 #285 Piccadilly Mall 1151 10th Ave. SW Salmon Arm, B.C. V1E 1T3 Sicamous Branch 1-250-836-4845

#2 - 446 Main Street Sicamous, B.C. V0E 2V0 Silver Creek Branch 1-250-832-4719 921 Salmon River Rd. Salmon Arm, B.C. V1E 3G3 South Shuswap Branch 1-250-675-4818 #1 - 2676 Fairway Hills Road Blind Bay, B.C. V0E 1H2 Summerland Branch 1-250-494-5591 9525 Wharton Street Summerland, B.C. V0H 1Z0 Vernon Branch 1-250-542-7610 2800 - 30th Ave. Vernon, B.C. V1T 8S3 Westbank Branch 1-250-768-4369 #31 - 2484 Main St. (Hwy 97 S) West Kelowna, B.C. V4T 2G2 Pender Island Public Library PO Box 12 Pender Island BC V0N 2M0 Pender Island Public Library Branch 1-250-629-3722 4407 Bedwell Harbour Road Pender Island, BC V0N 2M0 Mayne Island Public Library Branch 1-250-539-2597 411 Naylor Road Mayne Island, BC V0N 2J0 Galiano Island Community Library Branch 1-250.539.2141 2-1290 Sturdies Bay Road Galiano Island BC V0N 1P0 Eddie Reid Memorial Library Branch 1-250-539-5312 140 East Point Road Saturna Island, BC V0N 2Y0 Penticton Public Library 1-250-770-7781 785 Main St. Penticton BC. V2A 5E3 Prince George Public Library Bob Harkins Branch 1-250-563-9251 887 Dominion Street Prince George, BC V2L 5L1 Nechako Branch 1-250-962-9710 6547 Hart Highway Prince George, BC V2K 3A4 Prince Rupert Library 1-250-627-1345 101 6th Ave W Prince Rupert BC V8J 1Y9 Radium Hot Springs Public Library 1-250-347-2434 PO Box 293 Radium Hot Springs V0A 1M0 Rossland Public Library 1-250-362-7611 PO Box 190 Rossland BC. V0G 1Y0 Salmo Public Library 1-250-357-2312 PO Box 458 Salmo BC V0G 1Z0 Salt Spring Island Public Library 1-250-537-4666 129 McPhillips Ave Salt Spring Island BC V8K 2T6 Smithers Public Library 1-250-847-3043 PO Box 55 Smithers BC V0J 2N0 Sparwood Public Library 1-250-425-2299 PO Box 1060 Sparwood BC V0B 2G0 Stewart Public Library 1-250-636-2380 PO Box 546 Stewart BC V0T 1W0 Taylor Public Library 1-250-789-9878 PO Box 730 Taylor BC. V0C 2K0 Thompson-Nicola Regional District Trail & District Public Library 1-250-364-1731 1051 Victoria St Trail BC V1R 3T3 Tumbler Ridge Public Library 1-250-242-4778 PO Box 70 Tumbler Ridge BC V0C 2W0 Valemount Public Library 1-250-566-4367 PO Box 368 Valemount BC V0E 2Z0 Vancouver Island Regional Library 1-250-758-4697 Box 3333 Nanaimo BC V9R 5N3 Bella Coola Branch 1-250-799-5330

450 MacKenzie St Bella Coola BC. V0T 1C0 Bowser Branch 1-250-757-9570 Box 181 #111 - 6996 W Island Hwy Bowser BC V0R 1G0 Campbell River Branch 1-250-287-3655 1240 Shoppers Row Campbell River BC V9W 2C8 Chemainus Branch Phone: 250-246-9471 2592 Legion St Chemainus BC V0R 1K3 Comox Branch 1-250-339-2971 1720 Beaufort Ave Comox BC V9M 1R7 Cortes Island Branch 1-250-935-6566 1255 Seaford Road (Linnaea Farm) Manson's Landing, BC. V0P 1K0 Courtenay Branch 1-250-334-3369 300 6th Street Courtenay BC V9N 9V9 Cowichan Branch 1-250-746-7661 2687 James St., Duncan BC., V9L 2X5 Cowichan Lake Branch 1-250-749-3431 68 Renfrew Avenue PO Box 918 Lake Cowichan BC V0R 2G0 Cumberland Branch 1-250-336-8121 2746 Dunsmuir Ave., Cumberland BC Gabriola Island Branch 1-250-247-7878 #5 - 575 North Rd, Gabriola Island BC V0R 1X5 Gold River Branch 1-250-283-2502 Gold River Branch 396 Nimpkish Dr Gold River BC., V0P 1G0 Hornby Island Branch 1-250-335-0044 1765 Sollans Rd Hornby Island BC V0R 1Z0 Ladysmith Branch 1-250-245 2322 #3 - 740 First Ave., Ladysmith BC., V9G 1A3 Masset Branch 1-250-626-3663 Box 710, 2123 Collison Ave Masset BC V0T 1M0 Nanaimo Harbourfront Branch 1-250-753-1154 90 Commercial St Nanaimo BC., V9R 5G4 Nanaimo Wellington Branch 1-250-758-5544 3032 Barons Rd Nanaimo BC V9T 4B5 Parksville Branch 1-250-248-3841 100 Jensen Ave E Parksville BC., V9P 1K3 Port Alberni Branch 1-250-723-9511 4255 Wallace St, Unit B Port Alberni BC V9Y 3Y6 Port Alice Branch 1-250-284-3554 Box 190, Marine Drive Port Alice BC, V0N 2N0 Port Clements Branch 1-250-557-4402 Box. 283, 35 Cedar Ave E Port Clements BC V0T 1R0 Port Hardy Branch 1-250-949-6661 7110 Market Port Hardy BC V0N 2P0 Port McNeill Branch 1-250-956-3669 4-1584 Broughton Port McNeill BC V0N 2R0 Port Renfrew Branch Phone: 250-647-5423 PO Box 108, 6638 Deering Rd Port Renfrew BC V0S 1K0 Quadra Island Branch 1-250-285-2216 654 Harper Rd Quathiaski Cove BC V0P 1N0 Qualicum Beach Branch 1-250-752-6121 660 Primrose

Qualicum Beach BC. V9K 1S9 Queen Charlotte Branch 1-250-559-4518 Box 339, 138 Bay, Community Hall Queen Charlotte BC V0T 1S0 Sandspit Branch 1-250-637-2247 Box 228, Seabreeze Plaza, Alliford Bay Rd. Sandspit BC V0T 1T0 Sayward Branch 1-250-282-5551 641C Kelsey Way Sayward BC V0P 1R0 Sidney / North Saanich Branch 1-250-656-0944 10091 Resthaven Drive Sidney BC V8L 3G3 Sointula Branch 1-250-973-6493 280 1st Street Sointula BC V0N 3E0 Sooke Branch Phone: (250)642-3022 2065 Anna Marie Road Sooke BC V9Z 0A4 South Cowichan Branch 1-250-743-5436 Box 118, 310-2720 Mill Bay Rd. Mill Bay BC V0R 2P0 Tahsis Branch 1-250-934-6621 977 Maquinna Dr S Tahsis BC V0P 1X0 Tofino Branch 1-250-725-3713 331 Main St Tofino BC V0R 2Z0 Ucluelet Branch 1-250-726-4642 500 Matterson Dr Ucluelet BC V0R 3A0 Union Bay Branch 1-250-335-2433 5527 Island Hwy Union Bay BC V0R 3B0 Woss Branch 1-250-281-2263 4503B Railway Ave Woss BC V0N 3P0 Vanderhoof Public Library 1-250-567-4060 Bag 6000 Vanderhoof BC V0J 3A0

Regional Air Travel Vancouver Airport 604-207-7077 Yvr.ca Harbour Air 604-274-1277 Harbour-air.com Helijet Airways 800-665-4354 Helijet.com West Coast Air 604-606-6800 Westcoastair.com

Transportation Veteran's Taxi Service 617-527-0300 Bay State Taxi 617-566-5000 Independent Taxi 617-426-8700 Black Top & Checker cabs 604-731-1111 Limojet 604-273-1331 Vancouver Taxi 604-871-1111 Yellow Cab 604-681-1111 Airporter bus 604-946-8866 Yvrairporter.com Amtrak 800-872-7245 B.C. Ferries 888-BCFERRY Bcferries.bc.ca City buses 604-953-3333 Translink.bc.ca Gray Line of Victoria 800-667-0882 Greyhound Lines of Canada 604-683-8133 Pacific Coach Lines 604-662-7575 Pacificcoach.com

SeaBus Translink.bc.ca 604-953-3333 SkyTrain 604-953-3333 Translink.bc.ca VIA Rail 888-842-7245 Viarail.ca MBTA 617-722-3200 Peter Pan 800-343-9999 Greyhound Bus Lines 800-231-2222 Continental Airlines 800-525-0280 Delta Airlines 800-221-1212 United Airlines 800-241-6522

Tourism and Trade B.C. Chamber of Commerce 604-683-0700 Bcchamber.org BC Place Stadium 604-669-2300 Bcplacestadium.com Better Business Bureau 604-682-2711 Bbbvan.org Real Estate Board of Vancouver 604-730-3000 Rebgv.org Tourism British Columbia 800-435-5622 Hellobc.com Tourism Vancouver 604-683-2000 Tourismvancouver.com

Shopping centres Metropolis at Metrotown 604-438-4700 4720 Kingsway Suite 604, Burnaby, V5H 4N2 www.metropolisatmetrotown.com Park Royal 604-922-3211 2002 Park Royal South, West Vancouver V7T 2W4 www.shopparkroyal.com Pacific Centre 604-688-7236 701 Georgia St W, Vancouver V7Y 1G5 www.pacificcentre.com Guildford Town Centre 604-585-1565 2695 Guildford Town Centre, Surrey V3R 7C1 www.guildfordtowncentre.com Coquitlam Centre 604-468-5650 2929 Barnet Hwy Suite 2201, Coquitlam V3B 5R5 www.coquitlamcentre.com Uptown Centre (formerly Town and Country Centre) 250-383-8093 NP, Victoria V8Z 0B9 www.shopuptown.ca Richmond Centre 604-713-7467 6551 No 3 Rd, Richmond V6Y 2B6 www.richmondcentre.com Woodgrove Centre 250-740-3555 6631 Island Hwy N, Nanaimo V9T 4T7 www.woodgrovecentre.com Lougheed Town Centre 604-421-3434 9855 Austin Ave, Burnaby V3J 1N4 www.lougheedtowncentre.com Willowbrook Shopping Centre 604-530-2115 19705 Fraser Hwy, Langley V3A 7E9 www.shopwillowbrook.com Central City Shopping Centre 604-588-5271 10153 King George Blvd, Surrey V3T 2W1 www.centralcity.ca Lansdowne Centre 604-270-1344 5300 No 3 Rd, Richmond V6X 2X9 www.lansdowne-centre.com Sevenoaks Shopping Centre

604-853-7153 32900 S Fraser Way Suite 201, Abbotsford V2S 5A1 www.shopsevenoaks.com Aberdeen Centre 604-273-1234 4151 Hazelbridge Way, RichmondV6X 4J7 www.aberdeencentre.com Brentwood Town Centre 604-299-0606 4567 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby V5C 3Z6 www.brentwoodtowncentre.com Tillicum Centre 250-381-7123 3170 Tillicum Rd, Victoria V9A 7C5 www.tillicumcentre.ca Aberdeen Mall 250-374-3400 1320 Trans Canada Hwy W Suite 275, Kamloops V1S 1J2 www.aberdeenmall.ca Westshore Town Centre 250-474-3269 2945 Jacklin Rd, Victoria V9B 5E3 www.westshoretowncentre.com Mayfair Shopping Centre 250-383-0541 3147 Douglas St Suite 221, Victoria V8Z 6E3 www.mayfairshoppingcentre.com Capilano Mall 604-990-5426 935 Marine Dr, North VancouverV7P 1S3 www.capilanomall.com

Movie Theaters Ü Vancouver Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas 604-806-0799 88 West Pender Van, V6B 6N9 Dunbar Theatre 604-222-2991 4555 Dunbar St. Vancouver, BC V6S 2G7 Fifth Avenue Cinemas 604-734-7469 2110 Burrard St. Vancouver, BC V6J 3H5 OMNIMAX Theatre at Science World 604-443-7443 1455 Quebec St. Vancouver, BC Pacific Cinematheque 604-688-3456 1131 Howe St. Vancouver, BC V6Z 2L7 Rio Theatre 604-878-3456 1660 E. Broadway V ancouver, BC V5N 1W1 Scotiabank Theatre 604-630-1407 900 Burrard Street Vancouver, BC, V6Z 3G5 The Park Theatre 604-709-3456 3440 Cambie Street Vancouver, BC V5Z 2W8 Vancity Theatre 604-683-3456 1181 Seymour St. Vancouver, BC V6B 3M7

Ü North Vancouver Landmark Cinemas 6 Esplanade 604-983-2762 200 West Esplanade North Vancouver. BC V7M 1A4 Park & Tilford 604-985-3911 333 Brooksbank Ave. North Van. BC V7J 3S8 Ü Pitt Meadows Cineplex Odeon Meadowtown Centre Cinemas 604-460-6455 410-19800 Lougheed Hwy. Pitt Meadows, V3Y 2W1 Hollywood 3 19190 Lougheed Hwy Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 1B3 604-459-6004 Ü Langley Colossus 604-513-8747 20090-91A Ave. Langley, BC V1M 3Y9 Ü White Rock Criterion 4 604-531-7456 2381 King George Hwy White Rock, BC V4B 1A6 Rialto Twin 1732 Johnston Road (152 Street) White Rock, BC V4B 1L3 604-541-9527 Ü Burnaby Dolphin Cinema 4555 Hastings St. Burnaby, BC V5C 2K3 604-569-3369 SilverCity Metropolis 4700 Kingsway Ave Burnaby, BC V5H 4M1 604-435-7474 Ü Surrey Hollywood 3 Cinemas 604-592-4441 7125 138th Street Surrey, BC V3W 0E1 Landmark Cinemas 12 Guildford 604-581-4218 15051-101st Avenue Surrey, BC V3R 7Z1 Strawberry Hills Cinemas 604-501-9400 12161 72nd Ave. Surrey, BC V3W 2M1 Ü Coquitlam SilverCity Coquitlam 604-523-2911 170 Schoolhouse St. Coquitlam, BC V3K 4X9 Ü Richmond SilverCity Riverport 604-277-5993 14211 Entertainment Way Richmond, BC V6W 1K4 Ü New Westminster The Landmark Cinemas 10 604-549-9292 390-800 Carnarvon Street New Westminster, BC V3M 1G2


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Guidebook | DEC 19, 2013 | British Columbia or laminate flooring A well-lit and gated underground parking facility and bicycle storage. 1.888.459.6068

downtown and 30 minutes from Vancouver International Airport. 604-980-3606

Dolphin Square Apartments Metropolitan Towers

Classified o Rent Property o Rent/ Homestay o Employment o Buy/ Sell Source: www.gottarent.com/bc/vancouver, www.caprent.com

Rent Property WESSEX GATE

3408 Crowley Drive Vancouver, BC V5R 6C3, Near Collingwood Village & Joyce St Skytrain Key property details Great selection of contemporary studio and one and twobedroom apartments. Features include a resident lounge and a large, bright central laundry facility Modern exercise room with cardio equipment, universal gym and a TV located in neighbouring Earles Court. 1.888.460.3108

Maple Apartments

1220 Cardero St. Vancouver, BC V6G 2H7 Near Cardero St & Davie St Maple Apartments is a 9 storey character building Clean & quiet building. 1.888.311.0754

Regency Park

1225 Cardero St. Vancouver, BC V6G 2H8 Near Cardero St & Davie St, The views alone are worth the rent, All suites are fully renovated In the heart of Vancouver’s West End 1.888.534.0536

Ocean Park Place

990 Broughton St. Vancouver, BC V6G 2A5 Near Nelson St. & Broughton St. Private balconies. Just minutes to the beach 1.866.921.1905

Collingwood Village

3528 Vanness Ave. Vancouver, BC V5R 6G4 Near Collingwood Village & Joyce St Professional on-site staff maintains the building premises and grounds. Fitness Room, roof top barbecue area and tenant lounge. Security measures, such as computer-controlled card access and a video surveillance system give you peace of mind. 1.888.460.3108

930 & 980 Seymour Street Vancouver, BC V6B 1B4. Near Seymour St & Smithe St Now offering 3 month leases on Furnished Bachelor Suites! *Please call for more details Games / Social Room & Theatre/Media Room Guest Suite. 1.888.430.8149

Carlton Park Gardens Apartments Bayview at Coal Harbour

1529 West Pender Street Vancouver, BC V6G 3J3 Near W Pender St & Nicola St, Concierge Service Brand new stainless steel appliances, Great ocean and mountains view 1.888.431.2158

3433 Crowley Drive Vancouver, BC V5R 6C5 Near Collingwood Village & Joyce St Computer-controlled card access and a video surveillance system give you peace of mind. Meeting room and a large, bright central laundry facility. 1.888.460.3108

Barafield Apartments

1260 Harwood St. Vancouver, BC V6E 2S4 Near Jervis St & Harwood St Aquatic and Recreation Center nearby Parking available. 1.888.556.5171

Georgian Towers

1450 West Georgia Street Vancouver, BC V6G 2T8 Near West Georgia St & Nicola St. $700 Move-in Bonus, Fabulous views from apartments Large gym on site. 1.866.757.0896

Forte

1755 West 14th Avenue Vancouver, BC Near West 14th Ave & Burrard St. Forte Apartments is surrounded by beautiful gardens and majestic mountain and city views. Resident managers on-site. FOB access security system. Large updated units. Pedestrian-friendly streets and lively cafestrewn sidewalks. 1.866.941.7403

600 Drake

600 Drake Street Vancouver, BC V6B 5W7 Near Yaletown, This apartment community includes furnished and unfurnished suites with heat and hot water, balconies, carpet

10951 Mortfield Rd, Richmond, BC Located south of downtown Vancouver, is close to the Steveston Highway and other major commuter routes. Beautifully landscaped grounds and the perfect community for your next home. 604-2752664

Dunway Court

3550 West Broadway Vancouver, BC V6R 2B6 Near Alma St & W Broadway Unique California style building with superior customer service. Indoor parking. Close to Kitsilano Beach. 604.714.4082

Cypress Gardens Apartments 1114 & 1132 Howie Street, Coq., BC Located in the established central area of Coq., 1114 and 1132 Howie St. Close to parks and all conveniences, it is your best choice for apartments for rent in Coquitlam. 604-931-3273

Laurier House

Sydney Place Apartments

4750 Arbutus Street Vancouver, BC V6J 4A4 Near Arbutus Street & W 33rd Avenue Laurier House offers sophisticated West Coast living. Beautifully landscaped gardens Wheel Chair Friendly. 1.866.454.9857

Larchway Gardens

2475-2485 West Broadway Vancouver, BC V6K 2E7, Near Larch St & W Broadway, Unique California style building, Indoor parking, Superior customer service. 1.877.640.1781

Kingsley Manor

2121 Franklin Street Vancouver, BC V5L 1R7 Near Lakewood Dr & Franklin St. Great Unit! Freshly Painted Brand New Kitchen Clean Quiet Building You have to come and see it! Simon Fraser University is nearby. 1.888.540.6758

The Westridge

4170 & 4180 Nanaimo Street Vancouver V5N 5H7, Near Nanaimo Skytrain Station Conveniently located near Nanaimo Skytrain Station. Many with views of the North Shore mountains and city Smoke free environment 1.888.460.3235

544 Sydney Ave., Coq., BC These apartments for rent in Coquitlam are Located in the parkland community of the city, with mountain views, this mature site with large trees and gardens is the ideal location for commuting or working in the area. 604-931-3273

Sherbrooke Manor Apartments

329 Sherbrooke St., New Westminster Closeness to the Sky Train. The short commute to downtown Vancouver or for those who work close by makes Sherbrooke Manor Apartments the ideal place to live for all. 604-980-3606

Royal Ridge Apartments

315 Agnes Street, New Westminster Close to the Columbia Sky train station, the Fraser River, Quay Public Market, Douglas College. Columbia Square Plaza and Royal City Centre Shopping Centre. A fitness room is also available for your use at no extra charge. 604-521-7259

Park Regency Apartments Cheryl Manor

210 East 2nd Street Vancouver, BC V7L 1C5 Near 3rd St. E. & Lonsdale Ave. Bach/Studio. Heat & Water Included - Plus Electricity. 1.888.310.0541

Shelley Court The Melbourne

8200 Park Road Suite 114, Richmond, BC Short walk to the Richmond Centre and in close proximity to the future Skytrain station at No3 Road and Saba. Being close to major shopping centres, schools and community 604-273-0269

230 East 2nd Street Vancouver, BC V7L 1C5 Near 3rd St. E. & Lonsdale Ave. 1.888.858.1781

Gary Manor

Near Yew St. & W 8th Ave. 2225 West 8th Avenue Vancouver, BC V6K 2A6 1.888.544.8031

Cassiar Court

1710 Cassiar Street Vancouver, BC V5M 4R9 Near East 1 Ave & Cassiar St. This well-designed complex offers contemporary 1 & 2 bdrm garden apartments and 3 bdrm townhomes. Concert’s professional on-site staff maintains the building premises and grounds Cassiar Court is pet friendly 1.888.459.4001

Fraser Pointe I and II

3033 & 3083 East Kent Avenue North Vancouver, BC V5S 4R2, Near River District. 1.888.544.8031 Townhomes also at this location Pets are permitted with some restrictions Located in Vancouver’s newest neighbourhood - The River District 1.888.459.4207

International Plaza Apartments

1989 Marine Drive, North Vancouver, BC These apartments for rent in Vancouver are just minutes away from the sea and mountains. Located just 10 minutes from

612 Clarke Rd., Coquitlam Just 15 kms from the city of Vancouver and bordering New Westminster and Burnaby, A small property with ample access to shopping at the Lougheed Mall and other retailers provides everything you would need in your day. 604-931-7376

Gateway

St. 1000 Brunette Ave. Coquitlam, BC . Near Brunette Ave. & Nelson Newly renovated suites. Only minutes from Lougheed Mall, Braemar Gardens takes pleasure in having shopping, restaurants and a movie theatre at its doorstep. 1-888-617-4868

WHITGIFT GARDENS

550 Cottonwood Ave. Coquitlam, BC V3J 2S1. walking distance of both Mountain View and Roy Stibbs Elementary Schools. Lougheed Town Centre, hiking or biking on Burnaby Mountain, Simon Fraser University and the Millennium Skytrain Line are also nearby. 604-980-3606

Gateway

It's only a short walk to Lougheed Mall Shopping Centre and public transit offering transportation. Westview Manor tenants enjoy large, renovated, one- and twobedroom suites. Rents include heat, hot water and a storage locker. Underground parking is available. 1-888-617-4868

Tantus Towers

810 St. Andrews Street, New Westminster, BC wonderful views of either the Fraser River

and Mount Baker. The units are very large and come in various layouts, some with eat-in kitchens. All units are equipped with energy efficient windows. 604-521-7259

Princeton Place Apt

1021 Howay Street, New Westminster, This beautifully maintained property is ideal for commuters given the closeness to the Sky Train or the short commute to downtown Vancouver. 604-521-8831

Rent/ Room Rent/ Homestay [Room Rent] 4961 IRMIN ST, BURNABY , BC. V5J 1Y6, Canada Duplex in Metrotown, Year Built1970 Over 5000 sq ft of a nicely renovated legal side by side duplex on a 66' x 125' large duplex lot on a quiet cul-de-sac in prime metrotown location. lots of renovations over the past 15 years including roof, windows, kitchens, doors, and paint. 1 Bedroom & 1 Bathroom, $400/ month Ask; 604-438-0492(home), 604-8385836(cell). [Rent] [UBC] 2BD&2Bath Luxury, Modern Condo 2280 Wesbrook mall, Vancouver, V6T 2K3 2 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms Condominium on 2nd floor at Keats Hall in centre of UBC campus. Around 840 sqft. Built by Polygon in 2005. Directly across from UBC's medical building (Life Science) and pharmacy building, 5 minute walk to Woodward Library and UBC hospital. 5 minute walk to UBC village restaurants and services, less than 10 minute walk to UBC bus loop, pool, and gym. Clean, in excellent condition, quiet, and secure. Well lit and sunny with many windows, large living room, and private patio overlooking a large garden. 2 private bathrooms, secured underground parking space, large washer and dryer included in unit. Not furnished. No pets please. $2000/month. Hot water and heat included. Available on January 1st, 2014. For more information or to schedule a viewing, please send an email or text/call (604-7153741). Serious inquires only please! [Room Rent] 1 Bed + Den, 1 Bath. Thunderbird Lodge Harron Place Apartments 12128 222 Street, Maple Ridge BC, V2X 5W5 Features include in-suite storage, attractive landscaping, secured underground parking, elevator and balconies or patios for each suite. The rental rates are below market for the area; strong potential exists for future rental increases on turnover. Harron Place located in quite peaceful setting, while having everything nearby. Being close to Parks, Elementary and Secondary Schools makes this a great place to raise your family. It is minutes away from Haney Place Mall, Valley Fair Mall, great restaurants and pubs, and the Golden Ears Bridge which makes commuting to the Lower Mainland simple. Public transportation is nearby as well. $450/ month (included utility) ASk 778-988-9224

[Rent] UBC Campus 2BD&2 Bath Condo at Keats Hall

Condominium on 2nd floor at Keats Hall in centre of UBC campus. Around 840 sqft. Built by Polygon in 2005. Directly across from UBC's medical building (Life Science) and pharmacy building, 5 minute walk to Woodward Library and UBC hospital. 5 minute walk to UBC village restaurants and services, less than 10 minute walk to UBC bus loop, pool, and gym. Clean, in excellent condition, quiet, and secure. Well lit and sunny with many windows, large living room, and private patio overlooking a large garden. 2 private bathrooms, secured underground parking space, large washer and dryer included in unit. Not furnished. No pets please. $2000/month. Hot water and heat included. Available on Jan 1st, 2014. For more information or to schedule a viewing, please send an email or text/call (Ethan 604715-3741). Serious inquires only please!

[Rent] ****ABSOLUTELY STUNNING & SPACIOUS TOWNHOUSE FOR YOU**** (fleetwood) $1900/m, Townhome 3Bed + den, 3 Bath 16355-82nd ave. Surrey WOW!! THIS PLACE IS ABSOLUTELY STUNNING...CHECK IT OUT NOW !!!! If You Want Surrey's Best Place to Live, Then Look At This!!! No hype, this place is beautiful in every way ..and them some! Everything is 100% pristine, the location is great, the home warm and gorgeous, everything you could want is here...so call me before it's gone. First and foremost , this beauty is an end unit and while that might not seem like a big deal, But IT IS! With an end unit you get more space for the whole family, you only have one shared wall so this place is super quite, you have way more natural sun light from windows on 3 sides And you will get a great breeze in the summer when other places are all stuffy, but not here! Secondly, you have tons of space! With over 1850 square feet of living space on three full floors... that way everyone has their own room and you can retreat fully fenced and professionally landscaped backyard perfect for relaxing or even entertaining. Your new place is located just off the Fraser Highway in Surrey, 16355-82nd ave, so you're off the main road for peace and quiet, but close enough so you can get anywhere quick, fast and in a hurry. Call Now : Emzuck 604-272-1264

[Rent] 846 Westview Crescent North Vancouver

1,030sqft, 2 Bed, 2 Full Bath Rent: $1,600/ month(Heating included) Welcome to Cypress Gardens, our housing complex located in North Vancouver. Our nine acres and a half lot is surrounded by creeks on the North and West sides, limited by Westview Drive on the East side and by the Westview Commercial Centre on the South. It contains 177 units between apartments and town homes. We enjoy one of the most desirable locations in the North Shore and in the Lower Mainland, close to amenities such as William Griffith Recreation Centre, Delbrook Recreation Centre and the already named Westview Commercial Centre. Lonsdale Ave. and downtown North Vancouver are at a short distance and we can even take a leisure stroll to the City Hall and the modern main Library. Several Primary and Middle schools are at a walking distance. Available Jan 1st or 15th. 2014. Ask: 778-997-2496

[Rent] North Vancouver Esplanade 3 Bed 2 Bath Codo

$3,500/ month. 188 Esplanade Street. North Vancouver 3 Bed, 2 Full bath, Parking: 1 car. Approximately 1350 sqft.+ 500 sqft Balcony Lonsdale Quay Markets, IGA, Empire Movie Theater, Famous Restaurants are located walking distance. Lions Gate Hospital, Capilano University, Park Royal Shopping Center, Grouse Mountain, Seymour Mountain and Cypress Mountain ski hill are 20 minutes by cars. Ask 778 839 7671 or email rental@alspm. ca

[Rent] 866 38TH Ave, Vancouver East

Rent: $1,600/ month, 2 Bed, 1 Bath Excellent home with 10' ceilings & welldesigned living area. This home has 2 suites built-in by the developer with separate entrances that currently bring. This home has a tile roof, private backyard with a detached garage & warranty. Shows well. The interior of the home has been nicely maintained, & the separation of bdrms & living area makes this a nice family home. Built in vacuum system, security system, H/W floors & big kitchen/breakfast area adds to the livability of this property. The 2 suites have access from the interior for a family who want to use more space. 2 years remain on the Developer's Warranty. Located on a quiet street w/ large, oak trees in a very nice neighborhood. Easy access to


58 | transit, schools & services. This would also be a great investment with potential rental income in the $3,500 per month range. A nice place to come home to. Ask Hanad: 778-960-3332

[Rent] House 1 floor. 2853 Mccoomb Drive. Coquitlam.

Walk Score of 80 out of 100. This location is Very Walkable so most errands can be accomplished on foot. This location is in Coquitlam. Nearby parks include Scott Creek Ravine, Lafarge Park and Walton Park. Nearby schools include School Board Coquitlam, Academy of Learning Computer & Business Career College and Hot Salsa Dance Zone. The closest grocery stores are Sun Tung Fat Supermarket, T & T Supermarket Inc and Coquitlam Integrated Health. Nearby coffee shops include Tim Hortons, Starbucks and 7-Eleven. Nearby restaurants include Tanoor. Pizza, Church's Chicken and Mini Malaysia Restaurant. no pet no smoke $1000/ month (utility 1/3(elect. gas) ASk 604-249-8707

[Rent] 2 Bedrooms and 1 Bathroom condo at Great Location in Surrey Central

Rent - $1200 / month, 13399 - 104th Avenue, Surrey, Near Surrey Central Shopping Center, Brand New Public Library, North Surrey Recreation Centre, SFU Surrey Campus, Secondary & Elementary Schools Convenient Commuting Location - Steps away Surrey Central Skytrain Station 9ft ceilings, Stainless-steel Appliances and Beige/ Black quartz Counter-tops. Available From Dec 1st. Main Floor equips with Fitness Centre & Amenity Room including Media Room, Library, Party Room and Pool Table. Rent including the following: - 5 Brand New Appliances (In Suite Laundry), - 1 Parking Stall, 1 Storage Locker, Cold/Hot Water Resident Building Manager & Night Security Guard assist your homelife. Contact : Matt 778 839 7671 or email rental@alspm.ca

[Rent] Two Bedroom +One Bathroom Condo Near Lougheed Skytrain - Cora

Rent : $1,300.00 / month Great Location at the boundary between Burnaby & Coquitlam. Steps away from Lougheed Skytrain & Lougheed Mall. PriceSmart Foods, Shopper’s Drug Mart, lots of restaurants and more shopping along North Road and Austin Ave. 10 minutes to SFU, 15 minutes to Burnaby High Tech and Business Park. Available From Dec 1st. Small Pet Allowed but No smoking Contact : Matt 778 839 7671 or email rental@alspm.ca

[Rent] 3 Bedroom & 2 Full Bathroom Town House. North Vancouver-Tanager

Bedroom : 3, Bathroom : 2 Full bat, Parking : Garage fits 2 cars. Size : Approximately 1500 sqft. Number of floors : 3

[Rent] New spacious town house

$2800/month, This spacious town house was built in 2006 and is occupied and managed very well by the owner. The unit is equipped with : - Hardwood floor - Highend Stainless appliances Location is also great in a beautiful neighbourhood which is peaceful,safe, and also is conveniently close to : - Ron Andrews Rec Centre, Canlan Ice Sports, Parkgate Shopping Centre, Windsor Secondary, Blue ridge Elementary school, Seymour mountain park, Deep cove, McCartney Creek Park. - Minimum 1 year lease required. No Pet/ No Smoking, Available from : Jan 1st, 2014 Contact : Matt 778 839 7671 / rental@ alspm.ca

[Rent] Metrotown, 4959 4961 IRMIN ST, Burnaby $3650 / month, Over 5000 sq ft of a nicely renovated legal side by side duplex on a 66’ x 125’ large duplex lot on a quiet cul-de-sac in prime metrotown location. 4 kitchens, 6 bedrooms, 6 baths, lots of renovations over the past 15 years including roof, windows, kitchens, doors, and paint. Present rent

DEC 19, 2013 | British Columbia | Guidebook $3650 to long term tenants. 604-438-0492(home), 604-838-5936(cell)

[Rent] 903-9262 University Crescent, Burnaby

$1,650/ month, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 993 Square Feet Beautiful, fantastic, panoramic inlet and mountain view. Subpenthouse unit in Novo II built by reliable Intergulf. Large balcony offers all around open view. The suite has a formal dining room and spacious den for home office or 3rd bedroom with a wonderful floorplan. Total 993 sq. ft. of floor area plus 108 sq. ft. of balcony provides a perfect living space. New & quiet SFU residential community, steps to SFU campus, Burnaby Mountain Park & public transportation, close to indoor/ outdoor recreation facilities, hiking trails & all levels of schools and more. 604 2916267

[Rent] New 33rd floor, 2 br, 766ft² apartment for rent at Surrey

CityCentral $1200/month. New 33rd floor, 2 br, 766ft² apartment for rent at Surrey CityCentral, 2min walking distance to King George Skytrain (35min to downtown), T&T, SFU and library. 7 min away from Hannam Supermarket. 778-300-0727.

3 beds, 2 baths, kitchen and laundry room

$1200/month, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1 living room, 1 kitchen (stove + oven + fan + fridge) and 1 laundry room (washer + dryer) Whole new basement sweet for rental. Close to Willowbrook Mall (5 mins drive), Real Canadian Superstore (5 mins), H-Mart (5 mins), Costco (8 mins), easy to transit, 10 mins drive to Kwantlan University, 15 mins drive to Trinity Western University Located in Township of Langley 778-8384391. ease contact Eric Chang for more information.

[Rent] Single House in Township of Langley

$1950/month, 6957 197B St Langley, BC. 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1 living room, 1 kitchen (stove + oven + fan + fridge) and 1 laundry room (washer + dryer). Close to Willowbrook Mall (5 mins drive), Real Canadian Superstore (5 mins), H-Mart (5 mins), Costco (8 mins), easy to transit 10 mins drive to Kwantlan University, 15 mins drive to Trinity Western University. Please contact Eric Chang for more information at 778-838-4391

[Rent] 903-9262 University Crescent, Burnaby $1650

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 993 Sqft Beautiful, fantastic, panoramic inlet and mountain view. Sub-penthouse unit in Novo II built by reliable Intergulf. Large balcony offers all around open view. The suite has a formal dining room and spacious den for home office or 3rd bedroom with a wonderful floorplan. Total 993 sq. ft. of floor area plus 108 sq. ft. of balcony provides a perfect living space. New & quiet SFU residential community, steps to SFU campus, Burnaby Mountain Park & public transportation, close to indoor/outdoor recreation facilities, hiking trails & all levels of schools and more. All furniture are available. Just new laminate floor, toilet & paint Call 604 2916267

[Rent] Close to Skytrain Station (West Coquitlam)

1 room in a private house for rent for a Student, International Student or single working professional. Quiet neighbourhood, clean, bright furnished bedroom with shared bathroom, kitchen, laundry facility, and shared living room. · Great and convenient location. · Close to schools (SFU, Coquitlam College) · Close to Superstore, IKEA, SilverCity, Bowling Alley, many shops and restaurants. · Close to bus stop and close to Skytrain. We are looking for a tidy, quiet, respectful, and responsible. $1,000/Month, Wi-Fi internet access included. Please call 604-612-8562.

[Homestay] $700 in Fraser Heights

We have a 2 furnished bedrooms in our

large, clean, non-smoking home for a responsible, clean, quiet, non-smoking student(s). You will be sharing our home with our family, for a monthly shared accommodation fee of $700 per month which does NOT include meals. For an additional fee, we can provide: meals for $200 per month). - Large 2600 sqft home, yard, private bedroom, semi-private bathroom, shared TV room, shared kitchen and laundry, and wireless internet. - Bus stop is right outside the door - Walking distance to Fraser Heights Secondary School PLEASE NOTE: - you must provide verifiable proof of enrolment at a college or university. you must provide verifiable proof of your identity. you must provide verifiable references. NO smoking or drugs. NO pets. NO parties. If you are interested in sharing our “peaceful” home with us, please contact us (778-7101838) with any questions you may have.

Employment Advertising Sales Representative (Metro vancouver)

"Guidebook" is looking for advertising sales representative in Metro Vancouver. The Guidebook is published bi-weekly for international student and new immigrants. · Duties: - Responsible for sales of advertising for the publication. - Developing new business accounts. - Maintaining existing relationships and expanding professional networks. · Qualifications: - One or more years proven (advertising) sales experience - Excellent communication skills - Self motivated with a strong work ethic - Achievement oriented · Compensation: Basic salary plus Commission. · Please email us a cover letter with resume info@theguidebook.ca

Edo-Ya Sushi (Delta) is looking for Japanese/ Korean Food cooks

- Position Type : 2cooks, Full time, 37.5 hours per week - Position requirement : Complete secondary school. Minimum 3 years’ experience in Japanese and Korean-style western cooking Basic English · Duties: Developing new Korean & Korean style western menu, Prepare and complete dishes Ensure quality of food and determine size of food proportions Inspect kitchens and food service areas Supervise kitchen staff and helpers · Work Location : 0875995 B.C. Ltd. dba Edo-Ya Sushi 1350 56 Street, Delta, BC V4L 2A4 If you are interested in this opportunity please send your resume to edoyadelta@ hotmail.com or the above address.

Sushi House in Prince Albert is looking for kitchen helper/ Food server

· Position type : Full time, 30hours per week, hours will vary with weekend work · Number of positions (Vacancies) : kitchen helper 2/ Food server 1 · Job requirement : Some of secondary school, Experience is an asset, but not required. · Job duties : - Kitchen helper Helping cooking-Prepare simple foods when the chef requires, Dish washing cleaning kitchen area Wash and peel vegetables and fruit Unpack and store supplies in refrigerators, cupboards and other storage areas - Food server Provides food and beverage service to guests using good customer service skills Goal is to exceed guest expectations, Set up tables , Services food, coffee, water and other beverages Clears tables throughout the dining experience using proper methods for removing Dishes, glassware and silverware Cleans banquet and dining rooms during and after the dining experience

• What we Offer : • Compensation : $ 11 per hour • Benefit : 2 weeks paid holidays. Meals provided, employee discount If you are not live in Price Albert we will provide Transportation fee, and 1 month free accommodation and we will assist you looking for house · Work location : 9-77 15th Street East, Prince Albert, SK, S6V 1E9 If you are interested, Please send your resume to sushihousepa@gmail.com or above address

Office administrative assistant

Logos Holdings Ltd .(dba. Canadian Greetings) is looking for office administrative assistant. · Position Type : Full Time, 30.0 hours per week · Requirement : Completion of secondary school is usually required. More than 2 years clerical experience required. Positive, energetic, lots of patience and able to communicate effectively · Duties : Open and distribute incoming regular and electronic mail and other material and co-ordinate the flow of information internally and with other departments and organizations · Schedule and confirm appointments and meetings of employer Order office supplies and maintain inventory Answer telephone and electronic enquiries and relay telephone calls and messages Set up and maintain manual and computerized information filing systems Determine and establish office procedures Greet visitors, ascertain nature of business and direct visitors to employer or appropriate person · What we Offer : $21.00 per hour · Benefit : 2 weeks paid holidays · Location : 1014 Robson St. Vancouver, BC Please send your resume to s.jeehyun@ hotmail.com or to the above address.

Outlook Motor Hotel is looking for a Light duty cleaner

· Position Type: Full Time, 35.0 hrs per week · Number of positions (Vacancies) : 1 · Job requirement : Education : Completion of secondary. Experience : Not required . We will train.

· Duties : - Clean the public area such as lobbies, hallways, office and rooms of hotels - Attend to guests’ requests for extra supplies. - Provide basic information on facilities. - Make beds, change sheets and distribute clean towels and toiletries. · What we Offer : · Compensation : $15.00 per hour · Benefits : 14 days paid holidays · Work location : 105 Franklin Street, Outlook, SK S0L 2N0 If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your resume to hoteloutlook@ gmail.com or the above address.

Hiring for a Logistic specialist

We are now hiring for a Logistic specialist. If you are responsible, active, easy-going person, looking for a great job opportunity with a stable income, this job will suit you. · About company: We are a business unit delivering services to European customers. We are a global brand and the world’s third largest logistic company. We present virtual addresses for customers from Europe and Asia. · Requirements : - Constant access to the Internet; - Possibility in making the photos of the packages; - Flexible shipping options; - Responsibility; - Activity; - Readiness working in one team; · Duties; - Stay at workplace (home address) from 9 am till 5 pm; - Receive packages during the working hours; - Inform your coordinating manager with the photos of received packages; - Print the shipping label; - Place the shipping label on the package; - Deliver parcels to the FedEx facility; - Report your coordinative manager with the receipt Compensation. Your salary will be 1500$ per month (Base Salary), plus 20$ for each parcel you have received (Parcel’s Payment). You will get paid Base Salary monthly starting of the day you sign a contract. Parcel’s Payment will be paid biweekly.

Advertising Sales Representative Guidebook is looking for advertising sales rep. · Duties: - Responsible for sales of advertising for the publication. - Developing new business accounts. - Maintaining existing relationships and expanding professional networks. · Qualifications: - One or more years proven (advertising)sales experience - Excellent communication skills - Self motivated with a strong work ethic - Achievement oriented · Compensation: Basic salary plus Commission. · Please email us a cover letter with resume info@theguidebook.ca , New Immigrants

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Editorial Internships , New Immigrants

Guidebook offers editorial internships: The internships are full-time commitments offered for six month periods, and include an honorarium of $250 per month plus $100 value of certificates. Duties include participating editorial meetings, writing small & medium articles for the magazine, have interviews with people, international students and new immigrants. Please email us a cover letter, resume to info@theguidebook.ca


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