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A spur-of-the-moment suggestion from a friend has resulted in a unique wedding ceremony happening in Maple Ridge Saturday. Originally, Alex Angus and Amanda Rohl were supposed to get married in 2015 at a venue in New Westminster. Instead, the pair will wed this weekend in downtown Haney’s Memorial Peace Park. And though it’s not uncommon for wedding plans to change, it’s the location of the ceremony and the reason behind it that’s different. Angus and Rohl will say their “I do’s” at the Maple Ridge bandstand, during the Envision Financial’s Bandstand 20th Birthday Bash this weekend. They currently reside in New Westminster, but Rohl and Angus were both raised in Maple Ridge and describe the bandstand and the area around it as “home.” “We’ve both been part of a lot of community bands, and we both played at that bandstand for years and years,” said Angus, who turns 22 in October. “We both did swimming, we were always around the leisure centre, and we were

Amanda Rohl and Alex Angus will get married Saturday at the Envision Financial Bandstand Birthday Bash in Memorial Peace Park. More about the birthday celebrations on page A3.

both part of the Maple Ridge Concert Band, (MRCB)” elaborated Rohl, 25. She said that growing up, she and Angus “never really connected.” But, after high school, they both joined a community choir in Coquitlam, and “that’s where we kind of hit it off.” As for getting married at the bandstand, Rohl and Angus can thank a friend for that suggestion. “It was actually really funny,” said Rohl. She explained that “literally on the day” they had decided on a venue for 2015, a friend from the MRCB suggested getting married at the bandstand as part of the birthday bash. “We were both, like, ‘that’s actually perfect’,” Rohl recalled. Of course, getting married in a park means that even though the ceremony is very personal, it will be a very public event. Rohl said the official guest list is about 110 people – “130 if you include the band” – but also said that pretty much anyone can come. Though the marriage is an official one, ‘we are kind of thought of as an act,” said Rohl. “Pretty much anyone I’ve talked to, who I haven’t been able to officially invite to the wedding, I’ve told to just come to the bandstand at 3 p.m.,” she explained. Getting married doesn’t put their music schedule on hold, however. “Our band life is ridiculous right now,” said Rohl.

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numbers were similar. The union has to give a 72-hour notice if teachers go on strike, which means the earliest they can strike is on Tuesday. Serra said he has been fielding questions from members of the Maple Ridge Teachers’ Association

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Serra met with school district staff this week and the union and senior staff were able to come up with an abbreviated template for report cards. “Report cards are going to look very different,” he said.

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A team of canoeists, led by Pitt Meadows’ own Chris Cooper, are on the beginning leg of a three-month expedition to Alaska. The trek is designed to bring awareness of the life that exists along the B.C. coastline and awaken people to the need to preserve it. See story page A7.

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Chamber hires director Andrea Madden has been chosen as the new executive director for the Chamber of Commerce Serving Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. After a threeyear stint as office Andrea Madden manager of the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce, she made the move last week. • More at www.mrtimes.com

Social Media: Why blog? TIMES columnist Vicki McLeod and her Social Chicks posse are once again hosting a Social Media Day in Maple Ridge. The date is June 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the growing event will feature a series of speakers and breakout sessions offering insight and inspiration into social media for businesses, community groups, and individuals alike. Tickets for Social Media Day are still available at: thesocialchicks.com. Rebecca Coleman One of the speakers joining McLeod in the community-focused breakout session is presenter Rebecca Coleman. Coleman is a freelance publicist who offers a glimpse into why not-for-profits should use social media, and especially blogs, to help market their efforts. Check out her TIMES exclusive column online. • More at www.mrtimes.com

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There are still flecks of green paint on the garage floor of the Moss home where the Maple Ridge bandstand ceiling panels were painted. That was 20 years ago – and Ken and Noreen Moss are still involved with the Maple Ridge Concert Band, the local musical group that was instrumental in getting the bandstand built in Memorial Peace Park. In fact, the couple joined the concert band in 1976, just a year after moving to Maple Ridge – and they are both still playing. This Saturday, the bandstand that has become an iconic fixture for hundreds of events in Maple Ridge will be the focal point of a celebration – the Envision Financial Bandstand Birthday Bash. Ken plays the trumpet and Noreen has played the clarinet for years, but just recently learned to play the trombone and has enjoyed the new challenge. The Mosses have stayed with

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The studio walls at Vicuna Art Studio and Gallery are filled with colourful paintings, all done by people with developmental disabilities. The studio runs art classes throughout the week and about 50 painters come to express their creative side, under the tutelage of Maria Daley in a program run by the Ridge Meadows Association for Community Living. “The most important thing is the bonding and relationships at the beginning because it’s about trust,” Daley said about her art programs. This Friday and Saturday, there will be an art show featuring Daley’s students’ artwork as well as pottery. The first location of the studio was in east Maple Ridge but it was too far for many of the painters, so the studio was moved to the Maple Meadows Business Park. Daley tries to make the environment comfortable and relaxed, and many budding artists who were hesitant at first now don’t want to leave, she explained. “This is their place to be,” she said. Roger Larmor, director of employment and community services with the Ridge Meadows Association for Community Living, said Vicuna Art Studio is dedicated to building the

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confidence of people with developmental disabilities. “The studio has been successful in nurturing growth in the participants to the point that the art produced has been displayed and sold in many residential and commercial settings,” Larmor said. “The benefits for the artists include both a sense of personal accomplishment as well as financial.” Recently, Vicuna sold 16 art pieces for display at one of the Bentall buildings in Vancouver. The painters are charged just $3 per hour-long class, and this helps pay for supplies. When the art is sold, the artist gets

60 per cent of the price while 40 per cent goes back into the program. Daley brought more than two decades of experience getting people with developmental disabilities to do art before opening Vicuna Art Studio and Gallery in Maple Ridge in 2008. The art show, Spring into Summer, will be at Vicuna Art Studio and Gallery this Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The opening reception is on Thursday, June 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. Vicuna Art Studio and Gallery is located at #1-11491 Kingston St., Maple Ridge.

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Fallen heroes earn respect They’re all heroes. That’s sometimes forgotten between the big tragedies that remind us. In 2005 it was four RCMP officers ambushed and killed in Mayerthorpe, Alberta. This week all of Canada mourns three Mounties shot to death in Moncton, New Brunswick. They are the latest to join the list of nearly 150 police officers murdered in the line of duty in recent years – at a rate of about three a year. (That number does not include other job-related deaths such as traffic accidents and the like.) And as if to add a special reminder for those who are still too slow to get it, a Vancouver Police officer was shot and injured, along with two civilians, in an “incident” on Tuesday morning. The Vancouver incident resulted in a shootout in which police put their lives on the line in defence of bus loads of children locked down for their own protection in the nearby Science World building. That’s what they do. It’s their job, but it does take a special kind of person to do it. When we’re not mourning fallen heroes, it’s easy to point at the odd officer who goes astray, and to use their indiscretions – admittedly, sometimes, serious criminal indiscretions – and complain about corruption or poor training or lack of honour in our police forces. But the reality is that Canada’s police are respected world-wide – and the 20,000 or so Mounties and tens of thousands of provincial, city, and municipal police officers across the country earn that respect every day. Despite the tragedies that befall our heroes like those in Moncton – or perhaps because our police bear the brunt by putting themselves in harm’s way – violent crime rates have been plummeting, and today’s Canada literally may be the safest place in the world – and in history. – B.G.

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Bad old days happily gone by There’s been a lot of whining Then there was Ginger about strikes in the last few… Goodwin, a Vancouver Island well, years really. Teachers miner who was considered unfit strike, truckers strike, bus drivers for service in the First World War strike, civic workers strike, even due to black lung. When he tried tug boat crews can go on strike. to organize a strike, he was mysAnd then the complaining. teriously reclassified and ordered Oh, the rending of the clothto join up and ship out. He went ing and the sobbing is heard far on the lam and was shot dead in and wide! The inconvenience 1918. of it all! The terrible, terrible While labour organizers were inconvenience! often the targets of violence, by Matthew Claxton Yes, of course it’s annoying. Of industrialists were far from course it’s disruptive. It is meant immune. to be disruptive! But in a mild and entirely dull Henry Clay Frick was a hated robber baron. way. During the Homestead Strike of 1892, he sent an Have you considered the alternative to disruparmy of 300 Pinkerton detectives to retake a faction, screwed up schedules, extra expenses, lost tory that was being held by workers; nine men profits, lost wages? Do you know what strikes died in the shooting that followed. were like a hundred years ago? In an attempt at revenge, the anarchist activist Before the calm and ordered picket line, and Alexander Berkman shot and stabbed Frick, but before labour laws and arbitration de-fanged failed to kill him. striking and lockouts, there was pretty much just When I say “low-grade warfare” I mean warviolence. Vicious, low-grade warfare between fare. The Battle of Matewan and the Ludlow large industrial employers, governments, and Massacre were both armed conflicts involving workers. hundreds if not thousands of people. Between the 1870s and the late 1920s, typical In Canada, the On-To-Ottawa trek of 1935 tactics employed across North America included: devolved into a riot in Regina that left an • Open threats of violence unknown number dead. • Use of scab labour We have labour peace today largely because, • Hiring strikebreakers, which could include after years of vicious attacks, governments gave armies of goons or company “police officers” in and established workplace health and safety • Cutting off water and electricity in company laws, the eight-hour day, minimum wages, and towns other basic protections. Labour laws constrained • Arson strikes, but the barons of industry found that • Bombings they could also no longer send in hired “private • Assassinations detectives” to beat and kill union leaders. • Assassinations through arson or bombing So now we have a better world, one in which • Bringing in the army few strikes begin or end with violence, one in Consider the case of 5’4” Nova Scotia coal which even underpaid fast-food workers stage miner Bill Davis, killed when company police peaceful strikes and walkouts. charged striking miners on horseback in 1925. So before you get too mad about those dasThe company was determined to break the tardly unions and those darned employers, take union; the union had pledged to starve rather a deep breath. Nobody’s going to die, and that’s than give in. a new thing in labour relations.

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

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Euthanasia

Assisted suicide has safety issues

explicit request. ed the assisted Letters Another study deaths done found that 47 without explicit to per cent of the request were the assisted deaths most often done in Belgium were in the hospital, to unreported. patients who were A third study over the age of found that nurses 80, and who were are euthanizincompetent to ing patients, even though make decisions. Belgian law limits the act The most recent of euthanasia to doctors. data concerning the The first study concludNetherlands euthanasia law indicated unreported assisted deaths increased Opinion from 20 per cent in 2005 to 23 per cent in 2010. Reported assisted deaths Dear Editor, in the Netherlands have Your editorial cartoon increased from 1,923 in was very distasteful 2006 to 3,859 in 2012. [Opinion page, June 5, On March 1, 2012, six TIMES]. It just shows the mobile euthanasia teams disconnect on how valubegan operation, leading able life really is. to an increase in assisted I know people have a deaths for psychiatric rearight to choose, and their sons in the Netherlands. choices affect many people No person or institution from the family to the should have the power to doctor who is killing the cause the death of another person. Not an easy choice – but I believe all resources person in society. Kill the must be used before that choice. Any sane doctor will be pain, not the patient. Mr. and Mrs. Pan Loch, affected negatively by killing someone willfully. Dear Editor,

We are writing to protest euthanasia in Canada, and to inform others that it is not safe. By analyzing data from recent studies concerning Belgium and the Netherlands, where euthanasia is legal, some concerning facts emerge. One study found that 32 per cent of the assisted deaths were done without

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Child care costs more than teachers Dear Editor,

I read an article about a child care opportunity when and if teachers are on strike. It was an eye-opener! A local institute advertised that, if and when teachers go on strike, they offered day care for the children. Briefly, this was their message: Send the child to daycare camp at a cost of $38/day/child. Keep in mind, they offer a supervisory role – not teaching – and their groups may be much fewer than 25 children.

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Compare that to a teacher’s job – not just supervising, but actually teaching, evaluating, developing curriculum, etc. An average class size of 25 (very low) at $38/day equals $950/day. Times 20 days/month it equals $19,000/month, and over 10 months, that equals $190,000/ year. Wow. I wish our teachers were paid at that level. They are university trained for a minimum of five years and do a lot more than just supervise behaviours. They are charged with the responsibility of ensuring that children master the government’s mandated curriculum. Not many parents could afford a program offered at $38/day. Perhaps a senior political leader may be able to afford those rates? Some have chosen to send their children to private schools. Having taught and administered in both systems in my very enjoyable 37-year career, I feel confident that the public school system is doing just fine and should be recognized for its commitment to students and the profession. Let’s be real and support our teachers in Maple Ridge. D. Conroy, Maple Ridge

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Lifeless and empty… this is the new Volker Park. Who would want to live beside a dead space that is devoid of life? No sounds, no kids, no people, no dogs. If it’s a “Ghost Town Dead Space” you’re looking for, it’s in the works: it’s called Volker Park. If you dare come to play, you better whisper – sounds aren’t tolerated around these parts.

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t was 90 years ago this month that Maple Ridge family-run Fuller Watson opened its doors. And this Saturday, the fourth-generation family business, located at 22390 Lougheed Hwy., is marking the occasion and inviting everyone in the community to drop by and say hello. Though they don’t have anything “too extravagant planned,” Dave Fuller, whose great-grandfather started the store, said a barbecue is tentatively scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and a cake cutting at 1 p.m. Reflecting on the past 90 years, Fuller said the key to the longevity of the family business is threefold. “Number one is customer service,” he said. “The other thing is the long-time and knowledgeable staff we have here.”

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Dave Fuller invites everyone to Fuller Watson this weekend to help celebrate the local company’s 90th birthday. Finally he said, the fact the store is still under the family name is rare in this day and age.

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Education

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his is the most beautiful commuter location in the country, I say to myself as I stare out over the Fraser River to Mount Baker from the Port Haney West Coast Express station. It’s 6:45 a.m. as I sleepily watch my beautiful daughter – a morning person – leap on the train, into the world it now takes her to. Trains move so slowly, sometimes you forget they are heading out at all. Then they speed up, like some souped-up Eurostar, and you are 30 feet below water, holding your breath in hopes that all will end well. Or am I being a tad overdramatic? Could be, it’s early in the morning and I tend toward the dramatic these days. There have been more than a few trains, planes, and automobiles in our lives these past months as her younger sister tours universities to see where she might lay down her own tracks. I first saw this gorgeous view a million years ago, when I hopped a train that snaked past the Billy Miner Pub as the sun set, escaping a monotonous first job for no good reason at all. It was fun. In the 10-minute decision to make the journey, I never once thought about my future, except to imagine it may be down those tracks somewhere. It wasn’t, but did I mention we had fun? I bore my kids with that story a lot these days as they consider the best path to their future. I’ve actually been trying to subvert them since their early days of school, which unfortunately coincided

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with the B.C. government’s earlier experiment to create worker bees for industry and business – about time stress that’s become epidemic in schools. Grade 10? Make a career choice, kid. Grade 12? Pump out that Graduation Transition Plan and map your future at 17. Back then, when Christy Clark took her first stab as education minister, was about when we stopped reading report cards, and when my kids lost the fear of learning. Oops, it seems this train is heading off the rails along with the never-ending education dispute. But heck, as my family rides into the sunset, I may as well yell out the window once more. And I’ll be yelling, “Thank you,” to superb locked-out teachers forced to the sidewalks with their lunch in a gut-wrenching and disgraceful move by their employer. Thanks for never taking this bargaining acrimony into the classrooms in what has been the most tumultuous education environment in our province’s history – where cuts and disrespect seemed to reign in Victoria.

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B.C.’s LieutenantGovernor Judith Guichon joined the judges at the Pitt Meadows Day parade, then attended the opening ceremonies at Harris Road Park.See more Guichon and parade photographs online. Tracy Boyd/Special to The TIMES

Pitt Meadows Day

Lt.-Gov. Guichon ‘impressed’

When Judith Guichon stepped out of the vehicle under Saturday morning’s sunny skies, she felt blessed to be back in Pitt Meadows again, this time serving as an honorary parade judge and guest speaker for the Pitt Meadows Day opening ceremonies. “I love a parade, doesn’t everyone?” B.C.’s LieutenantGovernor said, taking her post at the judges tent – where she was greeted and saluted by various parade participants and spectators. Even the scouts presented her with a framed scouting badge they had made up specifically for the City’s centennial. While her niece lives in Maple Ridge, Guichon admitted she hasn’t spent much time in this region. She was, however, in town back in January to attend an honour exhibit at Pitt Meadows Secondary. During a lunch with City Mayor Deb Walters that same day, she learned Pitt Meadows was celebrating its 100th birthday this year. Noting the “enthusiasm” that was building around the City’s anniversary plans she graciously accepted an invitation to return for the popular Pitt Meadows Day festivities this past weekend. “I can see that infectious attitude is all over town… obviously the heart of this community is very big…” she said, pointing to the crowds and 80-plus parade entries.

Parade winners

During this year’s Pitt Meadows Day parade there were more than 80 entries, many who followed the theme of Pitt Meadows centennial. The following were selected as winners:

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THE LEGENDARY

Gale Yip and the Maple Ridge Concert Band were at the Pitt Meadows Day parade on June 7. This Saturday, they will be holding a party to celebrate the 20th birthday of the bandstand at Memorial Peace Park.

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Birthday bash set for Saturday ...continued from page A3

Part of the planned beautification of the bandstand includes cleaning and treating the bandstand’s copper dome to refurbish of natural patina finish, supplying and installing a wooden octagonal rosette for the ceiling, and supplying and installing eight ornamental brackets that surround the circle near the bandstand pillars. Recently, four of the five refurbishment items have been done, noted MRCB president Gale Yip. Monies donated to date have taken care of these aforementioned items. The last refurbishment is the cleaning, restoring, and treatment of the bandstand’s copper dome with preliminary estimates between $40,000 and $50,000. Yip said this beautification project is well worth the time, money, and effort. “This bandstand is the most iconic and recognizable structure within downtown Maple Ridge,” Yip said. The structure is used in backgrounds for pictures, weddings, television, and movies. “My motivation behind this refurbish-

ment is to make everyone aware that this bandstand was hand-built through the fundraising and labour efforts of the individuals representing the Maple Ridge Concert Band from 1992 to 1994, which many in the community are not aware of,” Yip said. Yip added that many in the community assume that the municipality built the bandstand, when in fact, it was the MRCB that took a leading role in its design and construction. The band’s longtime trombonist Tom Walker designed and donated many hours of structural and building engineering towards the project’s design. “We have a small recognition within a bronze marker pedestal displayed beside the bandstand,” Yip said., The public can still help support this renovation project. Details are online at www.mrcb.ca. “Large donations might qualify for a special 20th anniversary bronze marker installed, and displayed perpetually on the bandstand steps,” Yip noted.

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Maple Ridge 22367 Dewdney Trunk Rd. 604-467-4184

When: Currently to July 10, 2014 Where: 232nd Street to Stave Falls Dam

DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION MEETING

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You are invited to attend a Development Information Meeting where representatives from Maridge Properties Ltd. will present details on an Official Community Plan Amendment and Rezoning Application 2013-039-RZ

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• 240th Street to 287th Street:

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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• 287th Street to Stave Falls Dam: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This work will require traffic control personnel to direct vehicles around the bucket trucks, which may cause temporary traffic delays. BC Hydro recognizes the inconvenience this may cause and we thank you for your patience and understanding. No power outages are required for this work. contact BC Hydro at 1 866 647 3334 or stakeholderengagement@bchydro.com.

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• Cliff Jury from Wild Birds Unlimited will talk about Birding in B.C.: Attracting Birds to Your Backyard at 2 p.m. at the Maple Ridge Library. Info: 604-467-7417.

June 12: Ex-service women

• Ridge Meadows Ex-Service Women’s Club meets for their June luncheon at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 88, 22101 224th St., Maple Ridge, in the Fireside Room. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is at noon.

June 12-14: Art show

• Vicuna Art Studio and Gallery and Pottery Works Studio presents Spring Into Summer. An opening gala is on June 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. The gallery at #1-11491 Kingston St., Maple Ridge, is open on June 13 and 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

June 14: Maple Ridge Art Gallery

• Barbara Heller holds a free demonstration from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on techniques used to create her tapestries in the Falling From Grace exhibition in the Maple Ridge Art Gallery, 11944 Haney Pl., Maple Ridge.

June 14 & 15: Work party

• A work party at the Albion bike park takes place on Saturday and Sunday starting at noon. The park is at Jackson Road and 102nd Avenue. Info: www.mrpmparksandleisure.ca.

June 15: Father’s Day fiesta

• Pitt Meadows Museum Sunday focuses on Father’s Day gifts from 2 to 4 p.m. Admission is by donation. Info: 604-465-4322.

June 16: Gardening club

• Pitt Meadows Garden Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Pitt Meadows Community Hall with guest speaker Daniel Mikolay from Ridge Meadows Recycling talking about composting. Drop-in fee is $2.

July 17: Cycling advocacy

• HUB Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows holds its monthly meeting in the Alouette Room, Maple Ridge Library from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m.

June 12: Seniors

June 14: Bandstand party

• Golden Ears Writers meet from 7 to 9 p.m. in the lobby of the The ACT featuring mystery author Cathy Ace. Info: www.facebook. com/GoldenEarsWriters or Katherine at citizen@shaw.ca.

• The Maple Ridge bandstand turns 20 and the Maple Ridge Concert Band is putting on a bandstand birthday bash at Memorial Peace Park from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

June 14: Strawberry tea

• St. John the Divine Anglican Church, 21299 River Rd., Maple Ridge, is holding a straw-

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be running their trains and His passion for model “happily” answering quesrailways was first ignited tions from the public, Tabb years ago, when he first explained. bought Howie a train set The display runs both for his eighth birthday. Saturday and Sunday, and The pair quickly became is made up of individual immersed in collecting 4-ft.-by-2-ft. sections creand the set grew with new ated by each acquisitions of the 40-plus every birthday club memand Christmas bers. for the better It’s a very part of a decdetailed Nade. scale model During railway dioHowie’s late rama, Tabb Raymond Tabb’s train layout teens, the set said, noting was predicthe’s a relative ably stored newbie only having joined away. Originally, Tabb said the club a year and a half he expected Howie and his ago. stepson would eventually After retiring from B.C. pick up where he and his Commissionaires (working son had left off in collectat Stanley Park’s HMCS ing. Discovery), Tabb took up But that wasn’t in the volunteering with a cadet cards, so Tabb confiscated group. the train set and said he’s One of the young cadets been having a blast redisshared his passion for covering how much fun model trains and invited model trains can be. Tabb to an exhibit at For more information Burnaby Village Museum. about this weekend’s The Rock Ridge resident show, or about the club, said he “instantly got bit people can visit www.vanby the bug again.” couvertraingang.ca.


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Team Finn will be part of the Ride to Conquer Cancer on Father’s Day.

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eather Middlemass has no excuse not to get on a bicycle and ride from Vancouver to Seattle this Father���s Day week-

end. She is healthy, she isn’t fighting a disease that has hit close to home for her on many fronts, and she isn’t undergoing any rigorous treatments. Heather will be one of hundreds – including D’Arcy Balla from Pitt Meadows who is riding with Team Finn – getting on their bikes this weekend and pedalling 200 kilometres in the Ride to Conquer Cancer. “I couldn’t think of an excuse not to go,” Heather said. Joining her on the ride is her middle daughter, Elena, who was the one who talked her into going. Cancer hit their family in 2009 when Bruce Middlemass, Heather’s husband

and Elena’s dad, was diagnosed with acute-myeloid leukemia. His treatment included both chemotherapy and radiation. Then in 2012, Bruce was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and had his entire pancreas removed. He is currently in remission. Elena wanted to do something to support her dad, which is why she chose to do the ride of Father’s Day, Heather said. Heather has been training for the ride, and while it seems “daunting,” it’s nothing compared to what people with cancer go through, she said. She hopes to draw energy from others riding with her. “I think the enthusiasm of the group will carry me on,” Heather said. The mother and daughter are part of the Motley Crew team. As of the TIMES’ press deadline, the top fundraiser in Canada was Gino Laplante, a Pitt Meadows resident and cancer survivor who is riding with his wife and three children. He has raised more than $67,000. For information about the Ride to Conquer Cancer, go to www.conquercancer.ca.

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Jaguar joy Art Dickerson, president of Pacific Jaguar Enthusiasts, showed off his ride Sunday in Pitt Meadows. See story online at www.mrtimes.com, search “Dickerson”

On the Fly by Jeff Weltz

A fly fishing instructor and outdoor writer, Jeff has fished the area since the early 1970s. Contact him at fishingnewsman@gmail.com

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A Thomas Haney student has secured a spot on a provincial team, competing this summer. Ben Ewart

Ryan Hunt played this weekend.

Golfers compete Pitt Meadows’ Swan-e-set Bay Resort hosted golfers from all over for the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour tournament this past weekend. Among the players were Pitt Meadows’ Ryan Hunt and Maple Ridge’s Cecile Kwon. Kwon finished the tournament tied in second place. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

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Alexis Torin is poised for flight. The 15-year-old rising basketball star and Grade 9 Thomas Haney student is the lone player from Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows to make the B.C. team in her division. But the accolades don’t end there. “She’s been told by the SFU basketball coach that she’s the best shooter in her age group right now in the game,” said her dad, Matthew. “That was a huge compliment.” Alexis is also Las Vegas-bound with the B.C. team this summer

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to compete in a for one of 24 tournament that spots on the B.C. will take place squad. towards the end As it turned of July. out, other playJust securing ers from the herself a spot on Maple Ridge and the squad was a Pitt Meadows feat in itself. area were asked “It was really to participate as stressful,” well, but Alexis explained Alexis. was the only one “I had to try selected. out for a regional “It felt really Alexis Torin plays for B.C. this summer. zone team first, good,” she said and after making of the selection. the team you go and play in the “I worked hard for it, and was zone provincial championships.” happy to finally get there.” During the championships which Now the real work begins. took place “a few weeks ago” in “There’s long, intense practices Langley, provincial coaches and that start when school ends” she talent scouts were on hand, decidsaid. ing who they wanted to invite to The teen is also on a strict diet the tryouts. and conditioning schedule. Alexis was one of about 100 And before even getting to Las girls who got invited to compete Vegas, Alexis will compete in three

other tournaments in July with the provincial team, with the first one taking place at SFU. Despite the hard work, Alexis wouldn’t have it any other way. A basketball player since the age of six, she explained that basketball is her passion. She said she loves the competitiveness of it, and added she always strives to better herself. With her being 15 years old, this is also the first year that post-secondary institutions can approach her about the possibility of playing for them. And Alexis has set herself a goal. “I definitely want to get a scholarship,” she said. “That’s what I’ve been working towards.” Though open to playing in Canada or the United States, she said that, given the choice, she would head south of the 49th parallel.

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A new soccer club in Maple Ridge received its stamp of approval from B.C. Soccer on Monday evening. The decision was far from instant though. Born out of an idea couple years ago after the Pitt Meadows and Golden Ears clubs merged, the process began when some in the community started looking for alternatives. “People came to us, and said ‘would you consider putting together another

club?’” explained Albion FC president Mike Smith. After some discussion, a request for the review of the application was put in to grant the group official club status. Part of the deal required the club to have at least four teams, totalling 44 kids by April 15 to be considered. “On March 21, we came to them with around 180 kids who were interested,” Though Smith said there was brief celebration at the news Tuesday from those involved, he recognizes the group’s got its work cut out for them. Soccer starts in September and “we’ve got essentially two months to put a whole club together,” he said. For info, to go www.albionfc.ca.

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Sport logger heads to Alberta A Maple Ridge timbersport logger will compete this weekend. Don’t tell him it’s not a sport. After all, he carries an axe – a big one. Stirling Hart of Maple Ridge was raised on logger sports. He had his first axe by the age of two, started speed climbing at four, and did his first competition at eight years old. Both his father and grandfather were Canadian champions. After 14 years of competing, Hart says the men

Maple Ridge’s Stirling Hart will compete this weekend in Alberta. and women involved in the sport take the events much more seriously, with professional training and coaching, and an increased focus on fitness.

He attributes the professionalism coming into the sport to the event’s sponsor STIHL. “Before STIHL came along, timbersports was more of a club, or a hobby. I always thought of it as a paid camping trip – cut some wood, have some fun.” This weekend, Hart will travel to Fort Saskatchewan, Alta., for the STIHL Timbersports Western Qualifier on Saturday. The event showcases demonstrations by athletes in the pro, rookie and women’s division. More information can be found at timbersports.ca

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2595 Barnet Highway, Coquitlam DL#8214

(2 BLOCKS WEST OF COQUITLAM CENTRE)

Pay what all GM Employees Pay on 2014 and 2015 Models while Supplies Last H U N D R E D S O F

2014 SIERRA 1500 DOUBLE CAB 4X4

EMPLOYEE PRICE

$

28,273

*

OR

LEASE FROM

AT

2.9% 36 FOR

MONTHS

BI-WEEKLY

G M C T R U C K S

ALL-TERRAIN DOUBLE CAB SHOWN INCLUDES $4,400 CASH CREDITS¥, $2,000 TRUCK OWNER BONUS¥¥, FREIGHT & PDI. WITH $2,500 DOWN. BASED ON A PURCHASE PRICE OF $29,566*. INCLUDES $4,000 CASH CREDIT¥, $1,000 TRUCK OWNER BONUS, FRIGHT & PDI.

SALES HOTLINE

2595 Barnet Highway, Coquitlam

604-507-6686 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK!

139

$

DL#8214

(2 BLOCKS WEST OF COQUITLAM CENTRE)

H U N D R E D S O F C H E V R O L E T T R U C K S

NEW TRUCK HOTLINE

604-507-6686 www.eagleridgegm.com


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HUNDREDS OF RENTALS, LEASE RETURNS, COMPANY VEHICLES PURCHASED 2013 TOWN & COUNTRY

BIG SELECTION

#5506

2012 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN

Luxury, loaded, power slider, backup camera, alloys

22,995 OR $156 PMT

$

Fully loaded vans, media centre FULL STOW ‘N GO

#5154

2013 HYUNDAI ELANTRA GT Auto, air, loaded, sunroof, alloys

BIG SELECTION

14,975 OR $102 PMT

$

#5099

$16,988

2014 KIA SORENTO AWD

2013 BMW X1 Luxury, loaded, sunroof

#5235

29,997 OR $231 PMT

$

Auto, air, Fully loaded 6 CYLINDER

2012 CADILLAC SRX AWD

#5540

$25,888

2013 NISSAN MAXIMA Luxury, Leather, Sunroof.

auto, air, loaded, sport pkg.

#5350

OR $103 PMT

35,995

$

#5578

2013 JEEP COMPASS SPORT 4WD

$25,995

2013 HYUNDAI SANTA FE SPORT

Fully loaded

#5576

19,995

$

AWD

#5460

$26,995

Crowned Interior Roofs, Tinted Frameless Windows, Aluminum Wheels, Mega Sofa Options, Pass Through Storage, King Bed Standard, Powered Adjustable Awning, Black Tank Flush Standard, 13,500 AC Ducted AC, Power Tongue Jack, Stabilitrack Suspension System

$5,000 - $10,000 OR EVEN $15,000 WHEN YOU PURCHASE NEW VEHICLES

15,995 OR $103 PMT

Auto, air, loaded, CD

#5080

CHOOSE CASH BACK

$

2012 NISSAN ALTIMA

2014 DUTCHMEN AEROLITE 248

#TR003

0%

Blowout Price $26,999 or $107 Bi-weekly with $0 down

2014 DUTCHMEN AEROLITE 250

FINANCING * LEASING AVAILABLE

NO PAYMENTS UP TO 6 MONTHS O.A.C

Crowned Interior Roofs, Tinted Frameless Windows, Aluminum Wheels, Mega Sofa Options, Pass Through Storage, King Bed Standard, Powered Adjustable Awning, Black Tank Flush Standard, 13,500 AC Ducted AC, Power Tongue Jack, Stabilitrack Suspension System #TR0017

Blowout Price $28,999 or $115 Bi-weekly with $0 down

EVERYONE IS APPROVED!

400 USED VEHICLES PLUS 100 VEHICLES UNDER $10,000 SALES HOTLINE

2595 Barnet Highway, Coquitlam (2 BLOCKS WEST OF COQUITLAM CENTRE)

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK!

DL#8214

604-507-6686 www.eagleridgegm.com


Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Times June 12 2014