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Langley MLA Mary Polak lit the games torch on the shores of the Fraser River on June 5. (Inset) Flanked by dragon boaters Reva Berman and Sheila Thomson, Cheryl MacIntosh carried the torch from dragon boats on the water, up the dock and to the lighting ceremony.
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tives of local and provincial governments, Kwantlen First Nations and the local community held the torchlighting ceremony June 5. The games are one way to honour older residents, something that is important, by Heather Colpitts according to one of the speakers. He had a firstname.lastname@example.org message for young people. “You should always take the time to talk to Organizers of the 2014 B.C. Senior Games your elders,” said Kevin Kelly, representing in Langley kicked off the final push leading Kwantlen First Nation. “Why? Because you up to the games in September. lose your own culture if you don’t. It’s really On the banks of the Fraser River, the local important to keep in touch.” organizing committee along with representaLangley City and Township won the View bid to host the games Photos jointly. with “Langley is a sports community and Langley is a volunteering community,” said Bev Dornan, a Township councillor. Layar Some 4,000 seniors or are expected to comonline pete in the games. “We can’t wait for the action to begin in September,” Dornan said. Milt Kruger is head of the games board of directors. This volunteer board has been working for the past 14 months. Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance The organizers are Kevin Kelly represented Kwantlen First Nation at the ceremony for the BC Seniors Games.
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Julia Zhang shows the chocolate medals given to attendees at a reception before the BC Senior Games torchlighting ceremony June 5. With education and experience in hospitality management field, Zhang immigrated to Langley from Shanghai about 11 months ago, is taking courses at New Directions School, and is volunteering at Langley Lodge to learn about her chosen home. looking for help from the community, specifically volunteers. They can go to the games office at 205th Street on Fraser Highway or find out about volunteering at the games website, www.2014bcseniorsgames.org. BC Senior Games Society president Parsons came for the ceremony. “You can sort of start to feel the excitement starting to build,” she said. “We’re getting lots of enquiries at our office.” Competitors are age 55 plus and there’s plenty of room for spectators. “And it’s all free, so remember that,” she said.
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Can’t escape the grape… Ellen Laughland, in red, is a volunteer with the Fraser Valley Grape Escape. She posed with supporters who were riding on the two-day event over the weekend. The bike riders raised between $300 and $8,000 for research and treatment into multiple Sclerosis. Riders visited wineries in and around Langley during the event.
A celebration of the life of George Tidball will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 22, at the Thunderbird Show Park at 6975 248th St. Tidball founded the Keg restaurant chain as well as Thurderbird. • More online
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School sets up whistleblower system Have you heard? Langley School District has a whistleblower policy in place. by Heather Colpitts email@example.com
The Langley School District has brought in a whistleblower policy for those who think something within the district is hinky or should be questioned. Trustee Candy Ashdown said it is overdue. “We don’t always agree in life,” said Trustee Rod Ross. “We need to embrace different points of view. I think it will make for a very healthy district.” Secretary treasurer David Green said such a policy could have been helpful in the past. “If this policy had been in place in 2008/2009, this district may not have ended up” in financial difficulties, Green noted. The district had a $13.75 million deficit
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A challenge from a Victoria lawyer gathered enough support from B.C. lawyers to force the special meeting. TWU president Bob Kuhn will speak to the lawyers, who will be gathering at sites around B.C., including in Surrey and Abbotsford. Debate on the resolution will start at 12:30 p.m., and voting will begin by 5 p.m. Law society members may speak for only a few minutes each. At issue is whether TWU’s rules about gay students should render it incapable of graduating lawyers. If one third of the law society vote members, and two thirds vote in favour, the resolution will be binding and TWU-trained lawyers won’t be able to practise in this province.
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Energy savings planned for Latimer neighbourhood The Latimer neighbourhood is about to start expanding. by Matthew Claxton firstname.lastname@example.org
Langley Township is planning to build its next Willoughby neighbourhood to maximize energy efficiency and green design. An open house for the Latimer Neighbourhood Plan was held Thursday at the Langley Events Centre. The Latimer area wraps around 200th Street and begins just south of the 200th Street interchange, beyond the existing office complexes there.
It stretches as far south as 72nd Avenue. The neighbourhood forms a rectangular doughnut around the Jericho subneighbourhood, which has its own planning process. One feature in the current proposed plan is to orient almost all the side streets east-west through the community. The idea is to save vast amounts of energy by simply aligning home with the sun for better heating a cooling. “It maximizes solar access for future houses,” said Ryan Schmidt, Langley Township’s community energy manager. Houses are to be oriented with their front and rear windows aimed south and north. For the
townhouses that will make up a large portion of the area, this will mean no east-west facing windows for most homes. That design does two things: during warm summer days, it eliminates or reduces the hot late afternoon sun coming in from the west, preventing homes from becoming too hot, and in the cold winter months, it encourages more sunlight to come in through windows at the front of the house. This is intended to keep summer cooling and winter heating bills down. Theoretically, it could save homeowners up to 30 per cent on heating and cooling costs. The houses are also well-pos-
itioned if developers or owners want to install solar panels for electricity at any point. “We’re really creating a solarready community” said Schmidt. He wasn’t aware of any other communities in the Lower Mainland looking at using a simple street design and house orientation plan to save energy. The plan also looks at how many schools could be needed for Latimer. With an expected population of around 20,000, it will need four elementary schools and a new middle school, according to the Township’s projections. Along with parks and playgrounds, the plan calls for some small “wildlife habitat patches.”
There could also be quarteracre “urban greens,” public grassy areas near businesses or public amenities. Two living walls – walls covered with built-in plant life – are planned for 200th Street at 80th Avenue and 76th Avenue. Eventually, 200th Street could be rebuilt to accommodate rapid buses, which would have to be done with budget-beleaguered TransLink. The final design could be four lanes for cars, bike lanes on either side, and down the centre of the street, two separated lanes for buses. With buses on the horizon, parking remains an issue for residents.
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A man and woman are using a baby as an unwitting accomplice in scams and thefts. by Matthew Claxton email@example.com
Thieves are targeting Langley seniors for thefts, and they’re using a baby as a prop in their distraction attempts. As Senior’s Week was winding down across the province, the Langley RCMP warned elderly residents that a man and a woman have started stealing from them. The scheme begins at grocery stores, where the male suspect is thought to be selecting potential victims. The suspect follows the elderly person to their home, and is then joined by a woman. The woman often has a baby with her, said Const. Craig van Herk, a spokesperson for the Langley RCMP. The scammers then approach the victim asking for water for an overheating car, or even warm water to heat up their baby’s bottle. When the victim goes inside to get some water, they steal a wallet or purse and vanish. “It is difficult to measure the negative level in which some very unsavoury people will stoop,” said Insp. Murray Power, the operations support officer for the Langley RCMP. “For non-violent offences, these incidents rank as very disturbing. To be covertly invading the homes of our seniors for the purpose of stealing is reaching the lowest of levels. These thieves have captured the attention of police and investigations will be actively pursued.” Officers are trying to track down the man and woman involved in the distraction thefts. “We would like very much to identify who these individuals are,” said van Herk. Meanwhile, officers and auxiliary RCMP members will be visiting stores and talking to clerks, asking them to be on the lookout for the couple. Seniors are also urged to be mindful about people who approach them with such stories immediately after they arrive home. The Langley RCMP Crime Prevention Unit is available to meet with all members of the community, in particular seniors or their caregivers, to teach them how to recognize a potential criminal situation and how to reduce risks of becoming a victim. Staff within the unit can provide tips for: • personal safety on the street, • home security, • identity theft, • fraud protection, • home renovation fraud, • public utility imposter scams, • telemarketing scams, • medical frauds, and • Nigerian letter scams. If you would like to arrange for a presentation, call the Langley RCMP at 604-532-3212.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
New overpasses celebrated
Politicians heralded the openings of a new cluster of road and rail overpasses.
Two new road and rail overpasses in Langley City and on the Langley-Surrey border have opened to public traffic. Construction has finished on the overpasses at 54th Avenue in Langley City and 196th Street on the border between both Langleys and Surrey. On Friday, local politicians and officials with the Roberts Bank Rail Corridor project marked those openings, as well as the opening several months ago of the 232nd Street rail overpass. The overpasses are being built to alleviate traffic as longer and more frequent trains travel down the rail lines through Langley, Surrey, and Delta leading to the Deltaport shipping terminal. Moving traffic over the rail lines, and over roads such as the Langley Bypass, also is intended to improve road safety. The three overpasses being officially opened on
Friday cost $110.4 million, with $30.2 million coming from the federal government. The overpasses were completed on time and within budget, according to the government. Other funds came from the province, local municipalities, and a portion from the rail companies involved. A nearby overpass on 192nd Street in Surrey is scheduled for completion later this year. Five of the nine overpasses between Delta and Langley have so far been completed. “By working with our partners, we have delivered on infrastructure projects that will improve the flow of local road and rail traffic, decrease greenhouse gas emissions throughout British Columbia’s Lower Mainland, and increase Canada’s competitiveness in markets throughout the Asia Pacific Region,” said Langley MP Mark Warawa. Yet to be completed in Langley is the Mufford Glover overpass project. Many of the overpasses, including the Langley City project as well as Mufford-
The ribbon cutting ceremony for the new railway overpasses in Langley City and on the Langley/ Surrey border drew a number of dignitaries.
Glover, have proven extremely controversial. Neighbours in western Langley City objected to the design of the overpass and feared it could bring additional traffic and noise to their area.
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Langley School District trustees will collaborate on a letter voicing their displeasure with the battle. Trustee Megan Dykeman brought up a motion June 2, to write to the B.C. Teachers’ Federation and the B.C. Public Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) which negotiates on behalf of the provincial government. “I think it’s an “We haven’t said anything,” Dykeman said. “That’s why the apple pie thing.” letter needs to go to both parRod Ross ties.” She said the divisive activities taking place don’t benefit anyone, and the district needs to express its concern about what’s taking place. She suggested that it be drafted by board chair Wendy Johnson and reviewed by the rest of the trustees before it’s sent out, which other trustees had requested. Trustee Rod Ross said he wants to ensure it has a balanced perspective. “I think it’s an apple pie thing,” he commented. The vote was unanimous to send a letter.
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High interest taken in Seattle’s higher wage
Seattle’s city council has made the audacious decision that, if you’re going to work within city limits, you deserve at least $15 per hour. That’s $15 American. With the highest minimum wage in the country set to be phased in over three years, all eyes will be on the city to see which prognosticators’ tea leaves are correct. Business groups are decrying it, warning it will raise prices, push jobs out of the city and ruin the Seattle economy. Labour groups are promising that this will be a boon to local business as employees will soon have more spending money to put back into the economy. No doubt, some businesses already on the bubble won’t have the wherewithal to contend with the higher overhead. That is the nature of capitalism. But the trend in the last 30 years has been for the cost of living to rapidly outpace growth in wages, and we worry this represents a greater threat to the economy as a whole. Every year the cost of living in the Lower Mainland is dragged ever higher by our already absurd real estate market. Every extra dollar spent on housing is one that could have been spent in a local business. To her credit, raising the minimum wage to $10.25 was something then-BC Liberal leadership candidate Christy Clark campaigned on and implemented shortly after becoming premier, though she has rejected recent calls to raise it any higher. While $15 will hardly rescue the middle class, it’s nice to see at least one jurisdiction has decided that the race to the bottom has gone on long enough. – Glacier Media
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Dodgers or not, they beat the odds Allied soldiers marched into Rome, as part of the Italy Campaign that was so sorely misunderstood that those who took part in it were labelled “D-Day Dodgers” by none other than Lady Astor (whose credentials for understandBob Groeneveld ing danger in warfare were limited to her firstname.lastname@example.org notable battles with Winston Churchill). My father-in-law was one of those D-Day Dodgers. Much of the world marked the 70th anniFunny, the little he dared talk about his versary of the D-Day invasion that is generally experiences didn’t sound like he was dodging considered as having marked the beginning of anything. Indeed, the fact that he didn’t say the end of the Second World War in Europe. much spoke volumes. Actually, what they generally miss – or at I know he was injured badly, and spent a least gloss over – in nearly all of the war movgreat deal of time in the torture chambers that ies about that amazing assault involving hundreds of thousands of participants and organiz- were certainly jokingly referred to as hospitals. Being pinned under a tank, soaked in gasoers working in what may well be unparalleled line and begging his buddies to harmony is that the war was shoot him if he started to burn nowhere near its end that day. He wasn’t expected before he could be extricated, In fact, the whole thing looked rather dicey, from the Allied to go home with his didn’t sound like fun to me. He wasn’t expected to go perspective. When the sun legs, but somehow home with his legs, but someset on June 6, 1944, only one how beat those odds. contingent – as it happens, the beat those odds. The joys of fighting in Italy Canadians who landed on Juno instead of the tougher theatres Beach – had met its objectives. was chronicled in a little ditty, We are the DThe Americans and British did not achieve Day Dodgers, written by one of the “lucky” what they’d set out to do, and wouldn’t for souls who managed to side-step the Normandy another couple of days. Invasion. More importantly, there was still a heckuva Look it up on YouTube. It’s absolutely hilarilot of Europe to cross – for nearly a year. ous. It became quite popular among those who The only real blessing is that, despite the were targeted by Lady Astor’s disdain. deaths and dismemberments of tens of thouMore sad than Astor’s unwarranted denigrasands of soldiers who hit those beaches that fine day, the percentage of losses turned out to tion, however, is the dismissal of the Italy Campaign as a mere sideshow (when remembe dramatically lower than had been expected bered at all) to the European conquest. when the boats set sail from English shores. My family – I was still two brothers away That translated into literally thousands more from being born – was in Holland at the time, men who returned home to their wives and suffering under a ruthless occupation of a forchildren, or to their mothers and fathers, or eign country, spending the last part of the war survived to raise families of their own with underground, on the invaders’ hit list. whom they had the opportunity to grow old. My Dad didn’t speak much of that, either, It may easily be forgotten that many Fathers but the stories he told could raise the hair on Days were celebrated happily over the years the back of my neck. because the casualty estimates for D-Day were War lessened the odds, but he – and other higher than the final outcome. fathers – survived to celebrate many, many But then, lots of things have been forgotten Fathers Days. since that war played out. This year is my first without him. Damn. It’s forgotten that, two days before D-Day,
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TWU law school
MP not clear on discrimination
According to Mr. Warawa, opposition to Dear Editor, certifying TWU’s future law graduates conIt appears that Langley MP Mark Warawa stitutes an attack on “religious freedoms.” has put himself on the side of Trinity When does “religious freedom” confer a Western University, with his remarks to right to discriminate on the basis of Parliament regarding the controversy over its attempts to open Letters sexual orientation? Let us be clear, TWU’s code of cona law school [Warawa backing to the duct prohibits sexual intimacy with a TWU, June 3, Langley Advance]. member of the same sex. That is discrimination. Road work TWU is a private university based on Editor Christian principles. It should be open to anyone who wishes to attend. Mr. Dear Editor, Warawa needs to realize that one can be Kudos to whoever planned the 16th gay and a Christian. Avenue closure on the late afternoon, durJesus taught people about love, incluing rush hour, of June 5. That test of the sion, and tolerance, not hate, exclusion, and disaster evacuation route was a major sucintolerance. cess: no advanced warning, no signs, just TWU’s archaic Christian Code of Conduct a flagger directing traffic on a rural road. is out of step with the times. TWU cannot The instigator of this closure/test should expect to discriminate against gay students. be shown some kind of recognition from To paraphrase a past prime minister, the the community. This malfunction added 45 university has no business in the bedrooms minutes to my daily commute. of its students. Terry Brenan, Aldergrove Ernest Berger, Langley
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Dear Editor, So let me try to wrap my brain around this one. The government locks teachers out – they won’t
allow teachers do any work at lunch and recess. The government also won’t let teachers physically in the school until 45
Teachers told they’re special
Dear Editor, I am a retired bank manager with two adult children, and have an immediate family member who is a teacher. The BCTF has convinced teachers they are special and elite. Why are they special? They have chosen a profession, and all we ask is they fulfill their obligation. A Level 5 teacher has a salary of $88,000, based on 190 days per year with up to two days off per month, no questions asked, and other days, such as pro-D days. Allowing for prep time, we are looking at an income of $80 to $100 per hour, with no performance review. My work week was nine hours a day, no union protection, regular stringent performance reviews, and less pay than a Level 5 teacher. I did not go on strike; I chose the profession. I was not special, and neither are the teachers. Teachers have a job to do, like everyone else. Garry Stefanyk, Langley
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We noted last week that Langley teachers will strike again on Friday, June 13, and asked about cancelled activities. This is what some of our Facebook followers had to say.
My youngest’s first Sports Day. We worked for weeks so she knows how to participate. #autism We had fun lunch scheduled. Hope we can reschedule!
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My niece Paige could lose her graduation party.
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My daughter’s Grade 11 Math final. Which will be canceled because they can’t give it to some of the blocks and not others. – Patricia Lessard Convocation for Langley Fundamental Middle Secondary. – Kate Salary Grade 7s at Wix Brown were supposed to go to Playland that day. – Janice Johnston Nikkel No sports day - can you hear the tears?
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June 13th was Sports Day… guess not now.
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Family members opposed the release of a man who violently murdered a trainee pilot in 1992. by Theresa McManus Glacier Media
re-offend – not a small risk – as a sexual, violent predator of women.” Schaefer said it’s “shameful” that her sister’s family and friends even have to attend parole hearings, given his history. “The fact that he murdered while on parole and we have to fight to keep him in is so stupid. We shouldn’t have to,” she said. “You know what? It doesn’t matter how much we cried our hearts out and say he shouldn’t – it doesn’t make a difference, from their point of view, which is risk factors involved. And even though he is still a ‘moderate’ risk, they’re letting him out.” When convicted, the Supreme Court judge ruled that Perkin wouldn’t be eligible to apply for parole for 18 years,
based on the nature of the “brutal” killing and the public’s safety. The Crown’s case was based on the theory that Perkin, an experienced kick boxer who lived across the hall for Richards, struck her in the head and repeatedly stabbed her. At the time of Richards’ murder, Perkin was on parole for aggravated sexual assault and unlawful confinement. A manager of a townhouse complex at the time of that crime, he was found guilty of luring a woman to a shed where he bound and gagged her, sexually assaulted her and hit her over the head with a ball peen hammer. Richards’ family and friends disagree with the parole board’s view that Perkin is a “manageable risk” in the community.
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A man convicted of killing a Langley woman nearly 22 years ago has been granted day parole. Wayne Alexander Perkin was convicted of second-degree murder the 1992 murder of 24-year-old Angela Richards. Richards, a graduate of New Westminster Secondary School and a Miss New Westminster contestant, had moved to Langley to train to become a helicopter pilot. She was murdered in her Langley apartment on June 13, 1992. About 10 of Richards’ family members and high school friends attended the June 5 parole hearing at William Head Institution on Vancouver Island. “Absolutely devastating,” Richards’ longtime friend Ben Doyle said of the decision. “I feel like I have just been coming out of a 22-year coma of sorts and now he seeks his freedom and gets it. I just can’t believe it. This is a guy who murdered while on parole. I am pretty sure most people don’t understand why he can get out.” After a three-and-a-half hour hearing, the two members of the parole board supported Perkin’s application for day parole. Day parole means he’s out during the day and stays at a half“I feel like I have just way house at night, been coming out of a and faces 22-year coma of sorts restrictions and now he seeks his such as no alcohol, no freedom and gets it.” drugs and Ben Doyle no sex with females under 18 years of age. “They are satisfied that he is a manageable risk,” Doyle said. “It’s insane to me. He still denies killing Angie and he minimizes all the other crimes, all the things he has been convicted of. It’s unbelievable. I really believed they were going to deny his application, but they didn’t. I was floored.” Corinne Schaefer, Richards’ sister, said evidence was presented at the hearing that suggested Perkin did well on the second of two unescorted temporary absences and has job opportunities when he leaves prison. While incarcerated, she said he’s also had more than 300 temporary escorted absences to attend meetings and appointments. “I wouldn’t have thought in a thousand years he would get off,” she told The Royal City Record after the hearing. “I am amazed. He is still a moderate risk to
“Absolutely not. I fear for people living in his vicinity,” Doyle said. “Here is the reason: if he won’t even come to terms with what he has done, he is totally out of touch with his own risk factors.” Following the hearing, Schaefer called her mom and let her know that Richards’ killer had been granted day parole. “We cried a bit. She did say she knew in her heart from watching all the different news stories about people who did get out, she sort of knew in her heart. It’s really hard. It’s just so hard for us,” she cried. “I hope “You know what? It he doesn’t hurt anydoesn’t matter how one else. much we cried our That would hearts out and say he be nice for us if he shouldn’t – it doesn’t actually has make a difference, rehabilitatfrom their point of ed himself. That would view.” be wonderCorinne Schaefer ful to know he is a success story – you can murder and still rehabilitate yourself.” On the same evening that they learned Richards’ killer would be getting day parole, her family presented the Angie Richards Memorial Bursary to a graduating student from New Westminster Secondary School. “It’s a really nice thing,” Doyle said. “It’s really nice to have something in your loved one’s name that sustains itself. In front of Massey Theatre we still have a memory stone. It is nice to have these tangible things.” Prior to the day parole hearing, a friend of Richards launched an online petition against Perkin’s request for day parole. As of June 5, 750 “The fact that he people had murdered while on signed the parole and we have to petition to the parole fight to keep him in is board of Canada on so stupid.” change. Corinne Schaefer org to deny day/full parole to Perkin. “It’s really hard to tell everyone we failed. I failed my sister. That’s how it feels. We didn’t win for her. We didn’t change anything,” Schaefer told The Record Thursday. “The guy today said I have to tell you all your statements were touching and you are very smart about what you say and very moving. I said, ‘Yeah, because we have had 20 years experience writing them.’ It doesn’t matter what you say because it’s really not taken into the scope of what these parole officers look at.”
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Many supporters of Langley Memorial Hospital gathered for a swanky evening Saturday involving diamonds.
piece of equipment cautioned staff not to use it because it only works 50 per cent of the time. He made a plea to those attending the Denim and Diamonds Gala for the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation to donate for new functioning equipment. At the June 7 gala at by Heather Colpitts the Highpoint Equestrian email@example.com Centre, he was also able to meet some of the people Wayne Keith can’t forget who helped save his life. the sign Willen he read De Vynck, “We need the right while being a Langley tools to do that.” treated at ER doctor, Langley Dr. Willen De Vynck explained Memorial staff are Hospital there to for unconhelp others. trolled bleeding. “We need the right tools A sticky note on a vital to do that,” he said.
Sherry Omelaniec sported a $10,000 diamond which was donated by Golden Tree Jewellers for the Denim and Diamonds gala auction.
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Country duo Robyn and Ryleigh performed at the Denim and Diamonds Gala for the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation.
De Vynck said $600,000 worth of equipment is urgently needed at the hospital. The foundation, which just unveiled the new expanded maternity ward, fundraises to help provide equipment. At the gala, various people and businesses came forward to help the cause, including Phil Jackman of Valley Traffic Systems, who would match donations to a maximum of $100,000. RBC donated $20,000, the Drive for a Cure through Redwoods Golf
Course donated $10,000, as did Nick Nuraney, the owner of five Langley A&W restaurants. The Rotary Club of Langley Central donated $5,500. The gala was the first foray into local philanthropy for the new Mercedes Benz Langley, the key sponsor, since it opened last year. In addition to entertainment by Robyn and Ryleigh and Karen Lee Batten, the evening featured a live auction, a silent auction and a gourmet dinner.
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Want to make a splash with dad this Father’s Day? Al Anderson Memorial Pool is hosting a Father’s Day Swim on Sunday, June 15.
Treat the man in your life by bringing him for a swim at Al Anderson Memorial Pool. Dads are admitted free with a paid child/youth admission. The swim runs from 1 to 4 p.m., at the pool, 4949 207th Street. For more on the event and other upcoming summer activities at Al Anderson pool, call 604-514-2865.
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Lots of activities lined up for Father’s Day weekend Father’s Day weekend will be chock-full of fun throughout Langley. Langley families looking for something to do this Father’s Day weekend won’t have to travel far, both Saturday and Sunday.
Party at the LEC
The radio station JRfm along with the Langley Events Centre are hosting an all-ages party at the LEC this Saturday, June 14. There will be a barbecue, carnival with activities such as a dunk tank, rides, obstacle courses, rock climbing, and mini golf, a scavenger hunt with prizes, and live music with artists including Madeline Merlo, AJ Woodworth, Wes Mack, and One More Girl. JRfm will be broadcasting live from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The LEC will be open to the public, so you can check out the entire facility. There will also be a lacrosse tournament in the Arena Bowl, basketball games in the LEC gymnasium, and activities in the meeting and VIP rooms.
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Wonka’s Golden Ticket
The students of Stagecoach Theatre Arts School are presenting Wonka’s Golden Ticket at the Chief Sepass Theatre, 9096 Trattle Street. Tickets are $7 each with proceeds going to the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation. There are two shows. For the first show, doors open at 11:15 a.m. with the curtain rising at 11:30 a.m. General seating for the second show is at 3 p.m. with the show starting a 3:15 p.m. Call 778-240-5915 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Visit stagecoachschools. ca/langley.
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Give your dad the gift of health by bringing him to Bikram Yoga for a free class on Father’s Day Sunday, June 15. Class times are 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon, 4 p.m., and 6 p.m. at the Bikram studio in Walnut Grove, Unit E288 20159 88th Ave.
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Pancetta, Prosciutto, Candied Bacon, Back Bacon, Lamb Bacon, Treat dad to something Heritage Bacon with Dad a little bit different this and puppies – they’re weekend. all included in the secFrom 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. ond annual “Wine and on Father’s Day, Sunday, Swine” charity fundraiser June 15, visit Backyard at Township 7 winery this Vineyards for a behindFather’s Day, Sunday May the-scenes tour and tasting 15. of wine straight out of the The south barrel. Langley The tour will winery include a is cookchoice ing up a of a sizzling afterpannoon of artisan nini or bacon by a local Montreal charcuterie, smoked A lacrosse tournament is being held meat paired with at the Langley Events Centre this Township sandwich, 7’s wines. Father’s Day weekend. paired Also feawith a tured is an afternoon of glass of award-winning live music in the vineyard wine. with gourmet bacon and Cost is $23 per person, wine pairings, all in supReservations are port of the BC Guide Dogs required by calling 604Society. 539-9463. The event runs from Backyard Vineyards is noon to 4 p.m. located at 3033 232nd St.
Also on Father’s Day Sunday (June 15) is the Langley Gymnastics Foundation’s annual Gymnastics Extravaganza. The Disney-themed event runs 2-5 p.m. and showcases LGF athletes who will be showing their skills. There will be inflatables,
Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast
Looking for a scrumptious way to kick off your Father’s Day? Drop by JD Farms for a pancake breakfast, with all donations going to the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life fundraiser. The event runs from 9 to 11 a.m. at JD Farms, 24726 52nd Ave.
JD Farms is the site of a Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, June 15. Breakfast is by donation with all proceeds going to the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life fundraiser. From 9 to 11 a.m., pancakes, sausages, tea and coffee will be served to visitors. JD Farms is located at 24726 52nd Ave.
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The big push is on for getting Langley ready to host the 2014 B.C. Seniors Games. Langley was awarded the games in 2012, and ever since then, from the nomination committee to the current board of directors and group of volunteers, a collection of local residents have been working to make sure everything is in place. So far, things are on track to get the games ready by their start on Sept. 9. “It looks like everything is as it should be,” said Michael Jackstien, vice president of the board overseeing the games. Along with operations manager Shirley Stewart, Jackstien gave the Langley Advance an overview of what’s happened so far and what the games will need to be a success in the next few months. The games will have close to 4,000
participants, from age 55 up. There are 25 sports and activities, spread across almost as many venues, from public rec centres to schools to private golf courses or bowling alleys. The list of sports and the venues are all confirmed, said Stewart. Two main things are still underway that will be necessary: finding sponsorship money and finding enough volunteers. “The more we raise, the better the games will be,” said Jackstien. The money won’t just go towards the games. “Money left over becomes a legacy for the City and Township,” Jackstien said. The second major need will be for another large group of volunteers, from within and outside of Langley. “We want to start the push for volunteers,” Jackstien said. The games already have about 400 signed up, but they’ll need 1,400 to 1,800 total to be a success. Stewart is not worried that Langley and its neighbours will step up to the plate. “Piece of cake,” she said of getting that many helpers. There are teams of volunteer managers for each directorate organizing
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the games. The only issue she sees is getting students out. “Volunteering in September is a bit of a challenge, because school is back in,” Stewart said. However, there are still opportunities for individuals and groups of volunteers, including service clubs or groups from local businesses to donate some of their time to help out. Of course, many seniors are expected to help out as well. They’ll need people to work on medical, security, and promotions tasks. Several people from the Interior who helped with last year’s games in Kamloops have already offered to help as well. Langley already has a wealth of experience in running games of this kind, having hosted the B.C. Special Olympics and the B.C. Summer Games in recent years. In some ways, the Seniors Games are easier, noted Jackstien and Stewart. The adult participants look after their own housing and transportation and are more self-sufficient, leaving the organizers to concentrate on the games themselves.
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Langley Field Naturalists The monthly meeting is at 7:15pm, at the Langley Community Music School, 4899-207 St. Everyone welcome. Info: www.langleyfieldnaturalists.org. Field trips: June 11 to Skagit Valley Provincial Park for birds and wildflowers. Bring lunch, snacks, water, (sunscreen and bug repellent)
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SAFER A SAFER (Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters) workshop is 1:30-3pm on June 11 at the Langley Seniors’ Resource Centre, 20605 51B Ave. Sign up in advance at 604-530-3020. Free. Open to the public. A BC Housing Program that can provide a monthly rebate of a portion of rent paid on a market rental unit. Applicants need to be 60 yrs of age or older and have limited income. Langley Seniors Resource Society 20605 51B Ave., 604-530-3020.
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Volunteer drive The Langley 2014 BC Senior Games is looking for volunteers before and during the games this September. Register at https://www/bcgames. net/lng2014se or in person at 101-20560 Fraser Hwy. Monday to Friday 9am-4pm. Email email@example.com to have an application sent.
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Proposed Zoning Changes NOTICE is hereby given that the Township of Langley Council will meet and hold a Public Hearing. AT THE PUBLIC HEARING all persons who believe their interest in property is affected by the proposed bylaws shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the bylaws that are the subject of the hearing.
BYLAW NOS.: 5066 & 5067 APPLICATION NOS. RO100111 / DP100710 OWNER:
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Lot 3 Except: Part Dedicated Road on Plan 83209 Section 6 Township 14 New Westminster District Plan 5223
Bylaw No. 5070 proposes to rezone property from Rural Zone RU-1 to General Industrial Zone M-2A. Development Permits for streamside protection and form and character are being considered in conjunction with this bylaw.
This application will facilitate development of a two (2) storey industrial building.
BYLAW NO.: 5075 APPLICATION NO. RZ100413
IK Homes Inc. 206, 8120 - 128 Street Surrey, BC V3W 1R1
WG Architecture Inc. 1030 - 470 Granville Street Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5
Kenneth and Winnie Chan 100, 20378 - 88 Avenue Langley, BC V1M 2Y4
Greenline Management Ltd. 11579 - 196B Street Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 1P2
20378 - 88 Avenue (see Map 3)
20901 - 83 Avenue (see Map 1) BYLAW NOS. 5066 & 5067
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South Half of Lot 10 Section 13 Township 8 New Westminster District Plan 1389 Except: Part Subdivided by Plan BCP35990; The North Part of Lot 10 Section 13 Township 8 New Westminster District Plan 1389; South Half Lot 11 Section 13 Township 8 New Westminster District Plan 1389; North Half Lot 11 Section 13 Township 8 New Westminster District Plan 1389; Lot 49 Section 13 Township 8 New Westminster District Plan 66078; Lot 48 Section 13 Township 8 New Westminster District Plan 66078; Lot 23 Section 13 Township 8 New Westminster District Plan 39700; Lot 22 Section 13 Township 8 New Westminster District Plan 39700
Bylaw No. 5078 proposes to amend the Northeast Gordon Estate Neighbourhood Plan. Bylaw No. 5079 proposes to rezone property from Suburban Residential Zone SR-2 to Comprehensive Development Zone CD-101. A Development Permit is being considered in conjunction with these bylaws.
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BYLAW NOS.: 5076 & 5081 APPLICATION NOS. RZ100404 / DP100731 / BA000007 OWNER:
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East 150 Feet Lot 7 Section 25 Township 8 New Westminster District Plan 1137
Bylaw No. 5066 proposes to amend the Yorkson Neighbourhood Plan. Bylaw No. 5067 proposes to rezone property from Suburban Residential Zone SR-2 to Comprehensive Development Zone CD-98. A Development Permit is being considered in conjunction with these bylaws.
This application will facilitate development of 22 townhouse units including 2 units with ground floor commercial space (adjacent to 83 Avenue).
BYLAW NO.: 5070 APPLICATION NOS. RZ100399 / DP100723 / DP100755
Lot 1 Section 26 Township 8 New Westminster District Plan BCP34746
Bylaw No. 5075 proposes to rezone property from Service Commercial Zone C-3 to Comprehensive Development Zone CD-45.
This application will accommodate existing uses and permit office uses. 260 ST
BYLAW NOS.: 5078 & 5079 APPLICATION NOS. RO100107 / DP100733 OWNER:
East Gordon Developments Ltd. 101A, 9770 - 196A Stret Langley, BC V1M 2X5
Fraser Valley Driving School Ltd. D-2639 Progressive Way Abbotsford, BC V2T 6H8
Pacific Land Resource Group Inc. 101, 7485 - 130 Street Surrey, BC V3W 1H8
Vesta Properties Ltd. 101A, 9770 - 196A Street Langley, BC V1M 2X5
7021, 7047, 7063, 7075, 7111, 7133, 7161, and 7165 - 210 Street (see Map 4)
BYLAW NO. 5070
Lot 33 Section 24 Township 10 New Westminster District Plan 50170
Bylaw No. 5076 proposes to amend the Aldergrove Community Plan by designating the area between 260 Street and 264 Street and 30A Avenue and 28 Avenue Development Permit Area “C” – Industrial. Bylaw No. 5081 proposes to rezone property at 26074 – 30A Avenue from Suburban Residential Zone SR-2 to General Industrial Zone M-2. A Development Permit is being considered in conjunction with these bylaws.
This application will facilitate development of a truck parking facility.
BYLAW NOS. 5078 & 5079
AND TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that a copy of Township of Langley Bylaw Nos. 5066, 5067, 5070, 5075, 5078, 5079, 5076 and 5081; Development Permit Nos. 100710, 100723, 100755, 100733 and 100731; and relevant background material may be inspected between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, from June 6 to 16, both inclusive, at the Community Development Division Development Services counter, 2nd floor, Township of Langley Civic Facility, 20338 - 65 Avenue or online at tol.ca/hearing. Date:
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Red hot Thunder spring to life
Langley’s senior A squad has won three straight games after starting the season at 0-3, but will face a huge test Wednesday when it hosts the leagueleading Victoria Shamrocks. by Troy Landreville
What a difference a week-anda-half can make. Langley Thunder players and coaches woke up Monday morning, May 26, with the realization that they had stumbled to an 0-3 start to their Western Lacrosse Association season. Adding to the misery, they were licking their wounds from a 15-3 drubbing at the hands of the host Maple Ridge Burrards the night before. Jump ahead to late Friday night, June 6, and the Thunder are arguably the surprise team of the WLA. They had just handed the Burnaby Lakers their first loss of the season, beating the hosts 12-8 at Burnaby’s Bill Copeland Arena. The victory was the Thunder’s third straight win and evened their record to 3-3. To kick off the streak, the Thunder avenged their blowout loss to the Burrards by beating them 11-7 at the Langley Events Centre (LEC) on May 28. “It’s a combination of things,” Thunder head coach Rod Jensen said, regarding his team’s recent string of success. “Against Maple Ridge, we got really embarrassed [on May 25], so the next game was a pride game, and our first home game, and that got ourselves going a little bit. Then we were able to have a full week off between games, and… get two wins at home with a very young team.” The surprise element isn’t simply attached to the Thunder’s win streak, but also that they are going to battle each night – dur-
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Langley Thunder’s James Rahe slipped away from the check of Coquitlam Adanac defender Brad Richardson during last Wednesday’s Western Lacrosse Association game at the Langley Events Centre. Rahe scored a hat trick and added an assist in a 13-10 Thunder victory. ing the early part of the season, As well, 6’7” goaltender Brodie anyway – missing a veritable MacDonald has weathered the who’s who of North American early season storm, and has boxla stars. Notable NLL snipers started all six games for the Dane Dobbie, Garrett Billings Thunder. (on the IR), Adam Jones, Mark “Brodie is the backbone of Matthews, and our team. He’s Shane Jackson, our last line of WLA game along with key defence,” Jensen Who: Langley Thunder vs. defenders Mike said. “I also give Victoria Shamrocks Grimes and credit to the four Where: Langley Events John Lintz, just seniors who are Centre to name a few, holding the fort.” When: Wednesday, June 11, aren’t with the Jensen considstarting at 7:45 p.m. team. ers MacDonald to To climb out be the best goalTickets: At the door of the hole, the tender not only in Thunder have Western Canada, leaned on a pair of veterans: but the entire country. lefty Alex Turner leads the team “At the end of the day, we in goals (12) and points (28) have a real advantage over a lot while towering Athan Iannucci of the teams,” Jensen said. “He is tied with Turner for the team makes difficult saves look very lead in assists (16) and has easy.” notched eight goals. Thunder 12, Burnaby Lakers 8 “The four guys who have Leading 8-6 after 40 minutes of stood out have been Alex play, the Thunder out-scored the Turner, Athan Iannucci, Ian Lakers 4-2 in the third period to Poole, and our captain, Matt seal the victory. Leveque,” Jensen said. “They The Thunder scored the final have provided not only leadertwo markers of the night, off the ship, but a solid base.” sticks of Iannucci and Turner
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(with one minute to go in the game) to give themselves some breathing room. Iannucci led the way offensively with a six-point night, on two goals and four assists. Turner notched a hat trick while adding a pair of assists to his totals. Also having a productive night for the Thunder was Daniel McQuade, who tallied twice to go along with a single assist. Brett Baron (who added two assists), Poole, and Tom Johnson rounded out the Thunder goal-scorers. Thunder 13, Coquitlam Adanacs 10 The Thunder improved to 20 at the Langley Events Centre with a win over the Adanacs last Wednesday, June 4. Langley exploded for nine goals in the second period, turning a 4-2 deficit into an 11-8 lead. The Thunder’s Johnson scored three of his four goals on the night during the middle stanza. The teams exchanged two goals apiece in the third period. By the time the final buzzer sounded, Johnson had tallied four times, Turner finished the night with eight points including two goals and six assists, James Rahe notched a hat trick and one assist in his regular season debut, and Tyler Melynk scored a pair of goals. Iannucci scored once and added five assists, and Adam Will had a three-point night on a goal and two helpers. FINAL BUZZER: The Thunder will face a huge test this Wednesday (June 11), when the WLA-leading (and 4-0) Victoria Shamrocks visit the LEC to take on the Thunder at 7:45 p.m. Tickets are available at the LEC box office. Jensen knows the Thunder will have their work cut out for them Wednesday, and is guardedly optimistic when it comes to the remainder of the 18-game campaign. “We’re excited about the three wins, but the [team] is young so there will be a lot of ups and downs,” he said.
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’Men acquire puckstopper Tyrell King, 20, joins Langley as part of a threeteam swap that involved defenceman Viktor Dombrovskiy. The B.C. Hockey League season is three-and-a-half months away, but in the meantime, the Langley Rivermen have ensured they are set in the net. The Rivermen acquired veteran goaltender Tyrell King from the SJHL’s Kindersley Klippers as part of a threeway trade that sees defenceman Viktor Dombrovskiy sent to the Trail Smoke Eaters. To round out the deal, Trail is transferring defenceman Joel Webb to Kindersley. King is a 20-year-old native of Eston, Sask., and brings plenty of veteran experience to the Rivermen. The 6’ 180-pound goaltender is coming off a stellar season with the Klippers, posting a 23-13-3 record with a 2.16 goals against average and a .930 save percentage to go along with four shutouts.
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Cardinals soar to Majors title
The North Langley Cardinals downed the North Langley Giants in the final to win the local Majors B Division crown.
It was a stunner of an upset to cap the Langley Majors B Division baseball playoffs. The newly crowned champions are the North Langley Cardinals, who downed the North Langley Giants 19-2 in the final of a playoff tournament that involved four 11- and 12-year-old baseball teams from Langley City and North Langley.
After winning only two games during the regular baseball season, the Cardinals were expected by most to make a quick exit in the playoffs. However, under the tutelage of head coach Mark Kredba, the team steadily improved during the regular season. Entering the playoffs, the No. 4seeded Cardinals were confident, believing they could be competitive with any of the other teams. In their first game, played June 1 at Zarrelli Diamond, they played the top-seeded Langley Yankees. The Yankees won 13-6. Playing a strong game at catcher and getting on base twice, Owen
Kredba was selected player of the game for the Cardinals. Brock Story had two base hits for the Cardinals. Fortunately for the Cardinals, the playoffs were a double knockout format so the team was still alive. However, if the Cardinals lost another game, their season would be over. In their June 3 game at Zarelli Field, the Cardinals faced Langley City’s B2s, with the winning team moving on and the losing team done for the year. The Cardinals won a nailbiter by a score of 12-11.
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Track and field
Gators seniors shine at B.C. championship
Walnut Grove’s senior girls combined to finish second overall on home turf at the 2014 provincial championship meet.
The Walnut Grove Gators have much to be proud of following the B.C. high school track and field championships, held May 29-31 at McLeod Athletic Park. The Gators senior girls collectively accumulated 58 points to finish second in B.C. while the senior boys’ 17 points was good for eighth in the province. Together, the Gators seniors finished third in B.C. with 75 points. Competing against the province’s elite brought out the best in the Gators. Chelsea Borrowdale’s time of 5:10.08 in the 1,500m steeple was an all division school record. Her 10:18.06 time in the 3,000m is a junior school record. Paul Buckingham finished the 1,500m steeple in 4:46.36, a junior record at WGSS. And Trevor Whiton sprinted to a time of 15.50 seconds in the 110m hurdles, which was a senior school record. Top eight finishers (scorers) with the Gators were: Isabella Boccia (Grade 10) – fifth in the senior girls 1,500m Chelsea Borrowdale (Grade 9) – second in the senior girls 3,000m, second in the senior girls 1,500m steeple, and seventh in the senior girls 1,500m Paul Buckingham (Grade 9) – fourth in the junior boys 1,500m steeple Robyn Buckingham (Grade 11) – second in the heptathlon, second in the senior girls long jump, third in the senior girls javelin, and fifth in the senior girls high jump Emma Dearden (Grade 10) – sixth in the junior girls 1,500m steeple Amanda Dixon-Otty (Grade 10) – eighth in the junior girls pole vault Cody Drake (Grade 12) – fifth in the senior boys 1,500m race walk Lauren Johannesson (Grade 8) – fourth in the Grade 8 girls high jump Julianna Matson (Grade 12) – seventh in the senior girls 1,500m race walk Michael McKay (Grade 8) – eighth in the Grade 8 boys javelin Will Riley (Grade 9) – sixth in the junior boys 800m Alex Savage (Grade 10) – fifth in the senior boys long jump Dallas Tilley (Grade 12) – fourth in the senior girls javelin Trevor Whiton (Grade 12) – sixth in the senior boys 110m hurdles The Gators’ 4x100m senior girls relay team consisting of Megan Shane (Grade 9), Daisy McClure (Grade 12), Robyn Buckingham (Grade 11), Kyarra Willis (Grade 10), and Hannah Rolfe (Grade 10) placed sixth. Walnut Grove’s senior boys 4x100m relay team including Jason Kimoto (Grade 11), Trevor Whiton (Grade 12), Alex Savage (Grade 10), and Martin Allen (Grade 11) ran to fourth place. The Gators’ senior boys 4x400m relay team consisting of Trevor Whiton (Grade 12), Richie Torres (Grade 12), James Lam (Grade 12), and Jason Kimoto (Grade 11) finished eighth. Walnut Grove’s Grade 8 boys 4x400m relay team including Alex Single, Brandon Sweeney, Michael McKay, and Braden Young finished third. NOTEBOOK: During the Fraser Valley meet held last month at Percy Perry Stadium in Coquitlam, the Gators senior squad took top spot overall.
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Cardinals down Giants in final
the plate, Eric Nordal was selected player Down 9-8 going into the last inning, of the game for the Cardinals. the Cardinals put their rally caps on and In the championship final game, played scored four runs to take the lead. Daniel this past Saturday, June 7 at Zarrelli Kim drove in the winning run, and the Diamond, the Cardinals faced a strong Cardinals shut down the B2s in the botGiants team, their rival from North tom half of the fourth inning to preserve Langley, and a team they had not defeatthe win. ed all year. In the semifinal, played June 5 at The Cardinals proceeded to score 19 Cooke Field, the Cardinals once again runs in the next four innings, getting faced the Langley City offensive contributions from Yankees, this time with the entire team. “They really came a trip to the finals on Player of the game for the line. the Cardinals, Juhan Park, together as a team The game was a thrillpitched his best game of the in the last half of er with the Yankees year, striking out eight batthe season with coming back in the botters over a complete game tom of the fourth inning three innings while giving up each player showing to tie the game and only two runs. improvement in their force an extra inning. “The coaching staff and I baseball skills.” In the extra inning the have told the players at each Cardinals scored three and every game throughout Mark Kredba runs and then hung on the season to not focus on for the 17-16 win. the score, but to think about With the tying run for the Yankees on what they can do to get the next hit, third base, pitcher Wade Alton was able make the next out, or steal the next base: to get the Langley batter to hit a grounder the score will work itself out,” Cardinals to first base for the final out of the game, head coach Mark Kredba said. “They realand seal the win for the Cardinals. ly came together as a team in the last half Aaron Zhang went four-for-four at the of the season, with each player showplate for the Cardinals. ing improvement in [his] baseball skills. Pitching three solid innings at the start Anything can happen and their hard work of the game, while going three-for-four at and determination paid off.”
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King ‘an excellent goaltender’ …continued from page A21
“He’s an excellent goaltender and super competitive, who has proven himself as a starter in Saskatchewan the past two seasons,” Rivermen
head coach and general manager Bobby Henderson said. “We’re excited to bring him to Langley as a guy who can carry a big load in goal for us.” Spending the past two
seasons in Langley, 18year-old Dombrovskiy dressed in 90 games with the Rivermen, putting up a combined four goals and 24 assists along with 32 penalty minutes.
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