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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 A small but impassioned group gathered at the Maple Ridge cenotaph Friday to pay respects to fallen Afghan soldiers.

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Cindy-Lea Stephenson and George Saunders were at a loss for words Saturday after learning they were the recipients of a free trip to England.

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Frustrated, fed up, and concerned parents, teachers, and other residents took to the street outside Maple Ridge-Mission MLA Marc Dalton’s office late last week. They were there to protest cuts to school services and what they say is a decline in the quality of their children’s education. For event organizer and mother of two, Stacy MacLennan, this is just the beginning. View More “We were here last week, there Photos was 10 of us and four kids, so with this turnout is a lot better,” she said of the rally at Dalton’s Maple Ridge office Friday. She called the local school disLayar or trict budget that’s passed for next online year “scary,” and pointed out the decision not to pay to have a full-time secretary at every school as a particular issue. “That’s just dangerous to our kids,” she said. “Anybody can come in, and there’s nobody there to regulate who’s walking through the hallways.” Marc Dalton arrived about halfway through the event, and spoke to the crowd about their concerns. • More at www.mrtimes.com, search “Dalton”

Free trip floors recipients A Maple Ridge couple was given the trip of a lifetime, courtesy of Global TV and Cindy’s daughter. by Eric Zimmer ezimmer@mrtimes.com

The chanting started in an alley next to T’s Once Upon a Tea Leaf in Maple Ridge this weekend. “Cindy and George! Cindy and George!” The chants soon spread among the crowd gathered just off 224th Street, and built to a crescendo – attracting the attention of passersby and curious on-lookers on Saturday afternoon. Before long, Taryn Stephenson, her mom Cindy-Lea Stephenson and her stepdad George Saunders, emerged from their tea shop and made their way around the corner to see what was going on.

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Taryn was also the main coordinator of the big day. “I invited everyone, arranged for the Mini Cooper [painted with a British flag], and bought the huge helium balloons,” she explained. Taryn even organized a holding space at the nearby municipal hall where those attending could gather ahead of time, undetected. Taryn called the surprise day “hilarious.” Her mom thought Global TV was coming to shoot a feature on the tea shop for Mother’s Day, and when it turned out to be much more, Cindy was rendered speechless. “I didn’t even know we knew this many people,” George said, taken aback moments after the gift was revealed. Taryn said her mom was humbled and “blown away” by the experience and the number of people who attended.

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Waiting for them was Claire Newell and Karl Schmid, hosts of Global TV’s Operation: Vacation, as well as a large crowd of friends and relatives. The group had gathered to present this local couple – Cindy and George – with an all-expenses paid vacation to England – a trip set to begin the very next day. Saturday was a culmination of events that began when Taryn sent a nomination letter into the television show’s producers back in August. “I’ve been telling white lies since then,” Taryn said, including secret meetings with the show’s film crew to film, and “getting George and my mom to certain locations to be caught on film.” Taryn described the logistics and preplanning process as a “bit stressful.” For instance, she had to make sure someone would take care of the tea shop while the couple was away, and make sure George could get the time off work – all without tipping her hand.

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Jassi Sidhu’s uncle, Surjit Singh Badesha, as well as her mother, Malkit Kaur Sidhu, are being extradited.

Parents can learn about how to deal with their teens if they suspect they are using drugs and alcohol. A Parent Drug Forum is scheduled for tonight (May 13) at the Katzie reserve at 6 p.m., put on by Alouette Addictions. For more information about the Maple Ridge-based addictions services agency, go to www.alouetteaddictions.org or call 604-467-5179. • More at www.mrtimes.com

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From his perch up on a park bench, Simon Matthews spoke to a large crowd of dog owners and their four-legged friends who gathered at Volker Park Saturday to protest the closure of the off-leash area of the community park. Maria Rantanen/TIMES

Seven brothers are looking for brides in Xtreme Theatre’s upcoming production.

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An old-fashioned tale from the old west comes to life at The ACT as Xtreme Theatre puts on a production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. The theatre group, made up of youth who are homeschooled, stage their annual production on May 14, 15, 16, and 17 at 7 p.m. with a matinee performance on May 17 at 2 p.m. For more information, go to www. xtremetheatre.ca. • More at www.mrtimes.com Handyman Morgan Jensen will answer your home improvement questions.

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Free not always g0od TIMES columnist and home improvement handyman Morgan Jensen offers a warning to bargain hunters. It’s not always the great deal that one might first think. Be extra cautious when buying or picking up used building materials and or tools. It could prove dangerous and costly, if not lethal. He advises people do due diligence. • More at www.mrtimes.com

Volker Park

Users fighting closure

More than 100 people came to an event organized to fight the closure of Volker Park’s off-leash area in June.

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“If it’s not here then it needs to be somewhere and we need to look at options.” There was steady stream of people who passed through the park during the protest. “I’m really impressed with the turnout,” said the event’s main organizer, Rebecca by Eric Zimmer Lee. She added that “word is starting to travezimmer@mrtimes.com el” regarding the issue of offFor Keenan Eddy, Saturday’s leash park closures. rally was about due process. “This isn’t just a Maple Ridge The Maple Ridge resident was issue, this is a Lower Mainland one of more than 100 people issue,” she said. who gathered together at Lee noted that many dog Volker Park on the rainy morparks are facing the threat of ning to protest what they say is closure and that it’s important an unfair move on the part of to keep Volker open “to set the parks commission. a precedent for all other dog The protest was organized by parks as well.” a number of dog park users in Asked if she thought the response to the commission’s rally sent the message she was plan to close the off-leash area hoping it would, Lee said she on June 10. Bev Brown and Molly hoped and believed it was. “They just kind of made the “We’re definitely touching attended Saturday’s rally. decision to close it, before taknerves on the opposing side,” ing into account everybody she said. who uses the park, instead of just a select Lee explained that posters advertising few who decided to complain,” he said. the rally prior to the event had been ripped The amount of dogs and their human down almost as fast as she and the park’s companions in attendance didn’t go supporters could put them up. unnoticed by Maple Ridge Councillor Up next, Lee said she and a number Corisa Bell, who came to the park during of park supporters have a presentation the event. planned for this upcoming Thursday when “Clearly there’s a need for a dog park in the parks commission holds its meeting. this neighbourhood,” she said. More online at www.mrtimes.com, search “Volker”

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Motorcycle Mounties honing motorcade skills RCMP who patrol on two, rather than four wheels, were at Pitt Meadows Airport training Thursday. by Troy Landreville tlandreville@mrtimes.com

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What do dignitaries and event organizers have in common when navigating the streets of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows? More often than not, to get from A to B, they require VIP motorcycle escorts. To hone their technique, RCMP officers took part in motorcycle training sessions from May 8 to 10. All the officers involved are trained RCMP motorcycle riders, and the additional training is necessary for them to participate in escorts, explained Staff Sgt. Dale Somerville of the RCMP Lower Mainland District Traffic Services. “This training does require some specialized knowledge,” said Somerville, who until recently was with the Ridge Meadows traffic section. “If they don’t take this training, the members aren’t knowledgeable about what specifically needs to be done.” View More While the training will take place in sevPhotos eral locations in the Lower Mainland, the first with day was held at Pitt Meadows Airport and involved 19 riders. May 9 saw the team in Langley and Chilliwack, while the final day of training took place in Surrey and Burnaby. Layar or Ridge Meadows RCMP Supt. Dave Fleugel online considered it to be an honour to have his community chosen as a host for the training. The basic escort techniques instruct officers on how to move internationally protected person motorcades, or sanctioned special events, through traffic safely. Training also included some realistic scenarios that may have caused a few minor traffic delays, estimated to be one to two minutes, at some select intersections. Somerville said the RCMP hasn’t been involved in a lot of escort training in the past few years, mainly because of manpower issues. But in recent years, demand for RCMP motorcycle escorts has risen significantly. He used cycling fundraisers such as Cops For Cancer and events like the Tour de White Rock as examples where motorcycle escorts were crucial, for both participants and other motorists and pedestrians alike. “Because of that need, we really wanted to make sure we had good base training for all of our members involved,” he said, hoping to start training twice a year. “The only way for that to be done safely is for us conducting this training and for us as RCMP members training on motorcycles to become very good at it, and keeping everyone safe,” Somerville said.

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Discrimination goes both ways Canadians should be closely following the case of the proposed new law school right here in the Fraser Valley. Trinity Western University wants to educate lawyers. They also want to continue to impose their charter, which constrains students in a number of ways, based on the school’s Christian beliefs. Their Community Covenant bans, among other things, gossip, obscene language, harassment, and sexual intimacy “that violates the sacredness of marriage between a man and a woman.” If the school were a public one, there would be no question of such a covenant. In Canada, mores have shifted, and gay marriage has been legal and accepted for years. Can private institutions discriminate, and make rules that go against the prevailing tide of morality? We would argue that they can, if they are not funded out of the taxpayers’ pockets. However, what TWU does not recognize is that this flows both ways. They are allowed to build their own treehouse and keep out anyone they don’t like. But the rest of Canada can do the same in return. Law societies across Canada have split on the TWU case. Ontario and Nova Scotia will not accept their lawyers; B.C. is reconsidering with a vote expected in June. Our society never moves in lockstep on issues of morality. Some will rush on forward, while others will drag their heels. These issues will arise again and again, and one of the best ways to deal with them is to acknowledge that discriminatory beliefs can be held privately – that is one of the pillars of freedom. But private discrimination cannot become public. - M.C.

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Gardeners are the tough ones The government has sent me ever else suits their relatively a synopsis of the 2014 hunting limited taste for destruction. regulations. Gardeners kill practically everyI have no idea why. thing in reach. Anything that I have never been a hunter; I shows up in “the wrong place” don’t go in for that namby pamby falls to the ice-veined gardener. stuff. Unlike the forest’s offerings, I’m a gardener. everything is fair game in the What’s that, you say? garden. Even the things gardenI’ve got it backwards? ers spend all year nurturing get The gardeners are the wusses their lives virtually ripped from and the hunters are the tough them: sometimes thrown into a by Bob Groeneveld guys? pot of boiling water before they If that’s what you think, then have a chance to realize they’re you’ve never been exposed to dead; sometimes cut off and some real get-down-and-dirty gardening – the stuck in jugs of water and placed like trophies kind of gardening where you get to kill things on mantles, window shelves, even dining room that are way more defenceless than a mindless tables – anywhere that “needs some prettying grouse or some unsuspecting deer. up.” Forget lugging a couple dozen beer into the Antlers on a wall in the den? woods to tide you through hours of sitting up Ha! high in a blind, hoping that the moose you want Hey! And how old are your kids before you to strap to the hood of your car doesn’t sniff the feel it’s safe to take them into the woods and alcohol before you fall out of the tree. teach them how to kill stuff? Fourteen? Twelve? Gardeners make their kills right in their own Ten? backyards – sometimes thousands of them in We gardeners sic our young’uns after prey a single day. And whenever they feel like it, practically before they’re out of their diapers. they wander over to the kitchen for a cold one We won’t get into the hunters’ penchant for – maybe a beer, maybe a cider, maybe a chilled the “clean kill,” whether their weapon of choice white wine, or a deep-bodied red with a heady is a shotgun or a high-powered rifle. nose? Or heck, how about a good ol’ bloody And gardeners don’t even know what “clean” Caesar? means – except when they’re cleaning their kill, There’s no need to figure out weeks in advance of course: the one thing we all have in common. what kind of booze you’re going to be lugging If you tried to kill a deer with the kind of through the thickets. It’s in the fridge. implements of destruction gardeners use to And the choices for hunters tend to take about attack their prey, they’d throw you in jail for life. as much imagination as… well… as much as Have you ever taken a close look at a dandelion they can muster: regular beer, or light (for those puller? who don’t mind a bit of gentle ribbing from And then there’s the limited range of intellitheir buddies). Maybe a bottle of rye for the real gence needed to be a hunter’s child. The hunter tough guys. has to teach his kids the difference between a Then there’s the matter of seasons. buck and a doe. Big deal. Hunters sit around getting fat while they wait By the time I was six I knew the difference for their opportunity to rain bullets a few weeks between a carrot seedling and a sprig of grass. at a time on bears or squirrels or geese or whatThe carrots are lucky – they just get “thinned.”

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since he was unable to get the Letters Perhaps if more dog owners “thief” to return it. He added that paid more attention to their dogs’ he wasn’t upset. to behaviour, the residents around One of the ladies answered, the Volker Park would not have “You’re throwing a ball at a dog requested closure of the dog park. What did you expect? All Editor park. Too many owners allow their the dogs will want to chase it.” pets to run free, oblivious to what For fuller versions I expect dog owners to have their dogs are doing. of these letters and better control of their animals. At Jerry Sulina Dog Park three Off-leash should not mean outothers visit… dogs, including my own, were www.mrtimes.com of-control. I resent that owners playing fetch with their owners. of some dogs allow bad behav…Click on A couple of ladies sat on a bench, Opinion/Letters. iour with no intervention. paying little attention to their Excessive barking, digging, large, rambunctious dogs, one of which aggression, and allowing dogs to defecate decided to steal the toys from two other without cleanup are all unacceptable. dogs. Both toys were taken several times. More dog owners need to attend dogThe bulldog’s owner asked the ladies if training classes, for themselves. Candice Kuitula, Maple Ridge they could get the ball from their dog,

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Environment

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Poverty

Party line not teachers’ note Dear Editor,

The Maple Ridge Teachers’ Association would like to apologize for the comments on poverty made by former local teacher Marc Dalton. In the legislature recently, Mr. Dalton cited research on “poverty” at Wikipedia, and concluded that there is no real poverty in Maple Ridge, and more specifically, no child poverty. I would like to clarify that, in our community, teachers are acutely aware of the poverty that exists in Maple Ridge. Teachers witness first hand the impact child poverty has, as many children are coming to school hungry. Mr. Dalton and his political party wish to deflect attention of the fact that B.C. has had the highest child poverty rate in Canada for more than a decade.

George Serra, Maple Ridge Teachers’ Association president

court case against the federal government over its track record of dismantling environmental protection laws while trying to force the much-protested Enbridge pipeline. The Conservative government is changing laws so it is no longer breaking them. As for decisions based on “sound science,” the government clearly has no intent to listen to scientific evidence. A professor told me how her fellow professors have had to publish their work under different names, for fear they’ll face threats and lose their jobs. I do not believe we should celebrate the resurgence of our once-endangered North Pacific humpbacks by scrapping the very laws that protected them.

Kiersten Duncan, Maple Ridge

Smart meters

What benefit gained by killing customers? Dear Editor,

I wonder, who is this Ron McNutt guy [Smart meter hold-outs have their reasons, April 3 Letters, TIMES]? Is he a scientist, engineer, or what? Where does he get all his information about negative causes on our health from smart meters?

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Why did he not mention his credentials? Who are the people pushing these smart meters down our throats? Are “we, the people,” all stupid fools to put up with this danger? Are all Hydro engineers stupid? Are all our local politicians stupid? Is the premier Christie Clark stupid? What benefit does the wireless industry receive by killing its customers?

Lance Felgnar, Pitt Meadows

Seals expiring coincidentally Dear Editor,

Our household is one of the smartmeter holdouts. We received a letter informing us of a mandatory meter replacement, or we would be extorted, er, I mean, charged more money. Coincidentally, in the midst of our fight to keep a smart meter off of our house, the Measurement Canada seal on our analog meter has expired, and the meter must be exchanged to ensure compliance with federal regulations. It seems the letters have gone out to all the analog holdouts in the province. I have been a customer of BC Hydro since the early 1970s and have never had a meter replaced, nor have I heard of anyone else having one done. How fortunate for BC Hydro that the seals have expired all at the same time!

Cheryl Baron, Maple Ridge

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t seems our municipal hall bureaucracy and District council have forgotten what a mess it is every time the District tries to get into the land development business. The last time the District got heavily into development business was the downtown core project. After months of secret planning and meetings, they came clean to the public at a memorable meeting when they explained their business plan. Many of the business professionals in the room pointed out to them that it was not viable and perhaps illegal. The District went ahead anyway, and lost millions of tax dollars. It was

proven to be illegal and the CAO left the country. At the Ridge Meadows Home Show last weekend, while speaking with the mayor (yes, we still talk), by what he wouldn’t tell me, I discovered that the District has been in secret meetings with the developers who own farmland in the Albion Flats. Apparently, there is a well-developed plan to build a shopping centre on the Flats. If there is such a plan, it would mean they have already decided which properties are trading hands. The land the District owns was a donation, which included a covenant that it be used for agricultural purposes. You would think that if the

District is contemplating and facilitating some kind of a shopping centre being developed in Albion, public input and stakeholder involvement should have been encouraged before the plan was developed. The home show, which depends on the Districtowned fairgrounds, represents the most successful promotion of the community. Cass Winder, the competent lady who has successfully run the home show for years, has been quoted as saying she has no idea what the plan is, and is unable to make any comment or any kind of longterm commitment until she has seen the plan. At a public presentation, the District will find

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Janet Bedford who sits on the board of directors of the Family Education Centre, Faye Luxemburg-Hyam who’s the centre’s executive director, and Colene Thompson, chair of the community network, were all at the Maple Ridge Community Foundation’s awards dinner.

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Yvonne Chiu, manager of arts and community connections with park and leisure services, Lori Graham, acting CEO of Pitt Meadows Economic Development, Vicki Kipps, executive director of community services, and Kelly Swift, general manager of parks and leisure services, were also at the recent citizen of the year awards night.

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Louise and her team at Salon Fifty Five raised about $800 for the Ronald McDonald House during their recent cut-a-thon. For the sixth year running, the team of stylists at the salon – the one tucked away in the Meadow Ridge Shopping Centre at 207th Street and Lougheed Highway – held this popular fundraiser, cutting hair for four hours to help the cause.

At the g of nin gin be May, Maple Ridge-Pitt ad Me ows MLA Dr. Doug Bing (right) met up with CNIB’s chief executive officer John Rafferty in Victoria for the kickoff to vision health month during an MLA breakfast.

As a community service, the 1st Port Hammond Pathfinders attended the Maple Ridge Heritage Tea last month to help with serving tea, coffee, and treats. They also helped clean up afterwards. Pathfinders. Kaitlin Harding had her picture taken with MLAs Doug Bing, former Maple Ridge councillor Craig Speirs, MLA Marc Dalton, event organizers Brenda Smith and Bernice Gehring, and Maple Ridge Mayor Ernie Daykin.

How can you share? Do you have a local photo of someone or some place you’d like to share with the rest of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows? Email it to us as a high-resolution .JPEG to editorial@mrtimes.com. Please include a brief description – including everyone’s first and last name. Put “faces & places” in the subject line of your email.

• Alouette Addictions hold a Parents’ Night: Your kids and drugs forum at the Katzie reserve at 6 p.m. RSVP: 604-467-5179.

May 14: Support group

• Parkinson’s Support Group meets from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Ridge Meadows Seniors Activity Centre, 12150 224th St., Maple Ridge. The meeting is for anyone with Parkinson’s, their caregivers, families, and friends. Info: Peta Purdy at 604-463-1332 or rpcoco@telus. net or Edith Elliott at 604-463-6018 or elliotte12@telus.net.

May 14: Gogos

• Golden Ears Gogos meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Fraser Room of the Maple Ridge Library, 22470 Dewdney Trunk Rd. The group raises funds for the Stephen Lewis Foundation which supports African grandmothers caring for their grandchildren. Info: Lynn Rajala at lrajala@shaw.ca or 604-467-1235.

May 14: Open mike

• Kanaka Open Mike takes place from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Kanaka Creek Coffee, #101-24155 102nd Ave., Maple Ridge.

May 14-17: Theatre

• Xtreme Theatre’s senior production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers runs at The ACT with shows at 7 p.m. and an extra show on May 17 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at www.theactmapleridge. org or by calling 604-476-2787. Info: www.xtremetheatre.ca.

May 15: Arthritis info

• Arthritis Society will be presenting the first instalment of their Arthritis and You workshop series: Understanding Arthritis at the Maple Ridge Library at 6:30 p.m. Register: 604-467-7417.

May 15: Cycling advocacy

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• The Tri-Hard Walkers is a group that meets at Haney Place Mall at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for a walk. The group is sponsored by the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Info: Beverley at 467-9407.

Katie’s Place

• Katie’s Place animal shelter needs volunteers, particularly cleaners for Fridays and Sundays. Info: 604-463-7917 or volunteeratkatiesplace@ shaw.ca.

What’s Up! Here are some ways for local people can get involved in their community

Special Olympics

• Special Olympics needs volunteers to be coaches and assistant coaches for various sports as well as other jobs. Info: a.caughy@gmail.com.

Hospice thrift store

• Ridge Meadows Hospice Thrift Store requires volunteers to sort, price, and stock shelves. Info: 604-463-7711.

Cythera thrift store

• Cythera Thrift Store has volunteer opportunities for retail cashiers. Shifts are one hour in duration. Full training and support provided. Call Shelley at 604-467-4671. Net proceeds support women and children fleeing abuse.

Health equipment

• Canadian Red Cross health equipment short-term loan program in Maple Ridge needs volunteers. This program lends out basic types of medical equipment such as wheelchairs, crutches, and bathroom aids. The Maple Ridge office is located at #511435 201A St. and can be reached at 604-465-5050.

Therapeutic riding

• The North Fraser Therapeutic Riding Association needs volunteers for their programs. Horse experience is fabulous but not required. Potential volunteers must be at least 16

years of age. For information or to sign up for the orientation, call 604-462-7786

Mentors needed

• Volunteers are needed to be mentors for newcomers to Canada. Settlement Mentoring is looking for volunteers who can act as a community guide and resource person. Info: 778284-7026, ext. 1582 or smentoring.mr@issbc.org.

Volunteers needed

• Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Community Services is looking for volunteer drivers to support seniors in taking them to medical appointments, to deliver groceries, and to deliver meals with the Meals on Wheels program. To help deliver groceries and to take seniors to medical appointments, call Diana at 604-467-6911, ext. 232. To help with Meals on Wheels, call Joan at 604-4676911, ext. 218. Info: www. comservice.bc.ca.

Quilting guild

• The Ridge Meadows Quilting Guild meets the second Tuesday of the month

Grumpy grandmas

• Grumpy Grandmas social group holds weekly events including cards, games, coffee, meals out, pot lucks, local events, and a monthly brunch meeting on the first Friday of every month. Info: 604-760-5316 or grumpygrandmas@shaw.ca.

at St. George’s Anglican Church, 23500 Dewdney Trunk Rd., at 7 p.m.

Toastmasters

• The Golden Ears Christian Toastmasters Club now meets every Tuesday at the Haney Presbyterian Church, 11858 216th Ave., Maple Ridge. Meetings run from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Guests are welcome.

Toastmasters

• Blue Heron Toastmasters meets every Thursday at Pitt Meadows City hall from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Info: Bob Garnett at rgarnett@telus.net or 604-460-0035 or Andrew Thompson at ansthom@aol. com at 604-460-0339.

Walking club

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Bluegrass circle

• A free Women’s English Group runs every Tuesday mornings from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the CEED Centre, 11739 223rd St., Maple Ridge. This group will give women with basic English skills an opportunity to meet over coffee and learn English with a TESL tutor. The CEED Centre also offers support for anyone with literacy issues.

604-467-2426 or cbdickson@ telus.net. • Anyone who sings, plays an instrument, or just loves to listen to live music is invited to Kanaka Open mike every Wednesday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Kanaka Creek Coffee, #101-24155 102nd Ave., Maple Ridge. Info: 604463-6727. • Come join the Bergthorson Academy of Musical Arts’ Bluegrass Circle led by the local legend Denis Leclerc. Bring a banjo, mandolin, fiddle, guitar, upright bass, or vocal harmonies on the

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Royals win cup The 2014 Fraser Valley Royals, a local spring hockey squad, won the Royal Cup recently in a game against the Edgy Islanders. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

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A pair of teams from Mexico competed in the third annual international tourney last week. by Troy Landreville tlandreville@mrtimes.com

McCormick picked Ridge Meadows Minor Lacrosse Association player Dylan McCormick was the lone player from the association to make Bantam Team B.C. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

Track teams score Toronto got a taste of the track and field talent in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows this weekend. A select boys team from Pitt Meadows Secondary, and a select girls team from Maple Ridge Secondary both saw numerous successes at the Nike High School Grand Prix national competition. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

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It wasn’t just a sporting event, it was a cultural exchange. Westview Secondary hosted its third International Soccer Tournament (IST) last week. The five-day competition featured 14 teams (six girls squads, eight boys teams) and ran from Monday, May 5 to Friday, May 9 with awards at the end of the competition. A boys team and a girls team arrived April 30 from Guadalajara, Mexico, to stay with host families, and spent a couple of days visiting Vancouver hot spots. After that, it was game on with teams from Tepeyac (Mexico), Maple Ridge, Meadowridge, Burnaby North, Lord Tweedsmuir, Khalsa, Abbotsford Traditional, Archbishop Carney, and Enver Creek involved. Dennis Schmidt put together the IST three years ago. A teacher at Westview who is also the school’s athletic director and head coach/director of its soccer academy, Schmidt noted

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Westview Secondary’s Genta Shinoki tried to dribble the ball past Tepeyac defender Manzur Caravajal Santiago Thursday when Westview Secondary and the Mexican squad battled to a 1-1 draw. that from the Westview Soccer Academy, the Mexico soccer exchange was established. “This soccer exchange with Guadalajara, Mexico, has been in place for seven years now,” he said. While in Mexico, Westview teams participated in a soccer tournament. And after a few years of arranging random exhibition games for his Mexican guests in Canada, Schmidt felt it was time to establish a soccer tournament for Westview. “With the help of Soccer Express, Kelloggs, Westview’s PAC, and other Westview staff, I had the

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The City of Pitt Meadows Public Works Department will be flushing water mains throughout the municipality for approximately twelve weeks beginning March 3, 2014. During this time there may be a temporary drop in water pressure or a noticeable discolouration in tap water. To correct problems with milky water, open the cold tap slightly to bleed air from the water lines. If you experience problems with dirty water, turn on an outside tap and let it run until the water clears. The City thanks residents for their patience during this routine maintenance of the water mains. If there are any questions or concerns please call 604-465-2434. Public Works Department 11333 Harris Road Pitt Meadows, BC, V3Y 2M5

resources to put my vision into motion,” Schmidt said. Tepeyac is a growing school with five campuses across Mexico, and two more being added next year. Tepeyac students must take English classes as part of their curriculum. As well, a few of its pupils attend Westview as international exchange students. “They come to Westview for our soccer academy,” he said. “In fact, the academy has been fortunate enough to host students from Spain, Germany, Mexico, Brazil, Columbia, Japan, and Korea.” Schmidt has forged a few

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strong relationships with visitors from Mexico. “The exchange brings different cultures together to share their love of soccer,” Schmidt said. “In doing so, friendships are developed.” To whit: Schmidt’s “homestay” from his first visit to Mexico has a son who recently stayed with Schmidt’s family, with the sole purpose of running in the BMO Vancouver Marathon. “Pablo and my wife ran the race together,” Schmidt said. “It was his first marathon and he wanted to share the moment with us. I am for-

tunate to have met Pablo and his family – lifelong friends.” As for the tournament itself, it had an influx of teams last year and that number has maintained. In the Fraser Valley, there are 10 schools that would love to take part in the event but timing makes it difficult. “There could be more than 20 teams taking part,” Schmidt said. The tourney was a memorable experience for all involved. “It’s a festival atmosphere and we have beautiful stands that were just put in by the school district and the District [of Maple Ridge],” Schmidt told the TIMES prior to the tourney. Schmidt said, “Soccer gets us all together but it’s the relationships that build around it that’s our real motivation. It give new opportunities for kids to enjoy their school experience.” Final results were: Boys: 1st Burnaby North, 2nd Lord Tweedsmuir, 3rd Archbishop Carney, 4th Westview, 5th Abbotsford Traditional, 6th Tepeyac, 7th Meadowridge, 8th Khalsa. Girls: 1st Enver Creek, 2nd Archbishop Carney, 3rd Westview, 4th Khalsa, 5th Maple Ridge, 6th Tepeyac, 7th Meadowridge, 8th Khalsa. • More at wwwmrtimes.com, search “soccer”


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ACROSS 1. Coneless craters 6. Pullulate 10. Six (Spanish) 14. Cricket frog 15. Deliberately subverted 17. McCullough’s 2nd book 19. Body of water 20. Plural of 22 down 21. To get up 22. They __ 23. Expression of sorrow 24. Turfs DOWN 1. Tangles 2. Dull pain 3. Length x width = 4. Fishing gear 5. Small Chevrolet truck 6. 18th Hebrew letter (alt. sp.) 7. Ingests 8. Decline 9. Martinet 10. Cruel deviant 11. Hen products 12. Technology firm 13. 40th US state 16. Albanian capital 18. Sensory receptors

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26. Door beam 29. Arabian sultanate 31. Corn dough 32. Soft infant food 34. Famous movie pig 35. “Oleanna” playwright 37. One point E of SE 38. Cool down 39. Surrender 40. WWII war criminal Rudolph 41. Artificial 43. Drains

45. Woods component 46. Unit of time (abbr.) 47. 1955-77 regional defense org. 49. Local area network 50. 1/3 tablespoon (abbr.) 53. Breathe excessively 57. Dilapidated ships 58. Goes it alone 59. Jap. women pearl divers 60. Television tube 61. (Prev. Portuguese) S. China seaport

22. Publicity 23. A winglike part 24. Sword with a curved blade 25. Single 27. Fencing swords 28. Research workplaces 29. Japanese sash 30. Nutmeg covering spice 31. Woman (French) 33. Foot (Latin) 35. Fast rise to fame 36. Used to cut and shape wood 37. Shaft horsepower (abbr.) 39. A consortium of companies

42. Stirrup bone 43. Transmitted 44. Carrier’s invention 46. Without (French) 47. Noah’s oldest son (Bible) 48. Jaguarundi 49. Former Cowboy Leon 50. Powder mineral 51. Greek colonnade 52. Mexican monetary unit 54. Preceeded the DVD 55. Doctrine suffix 56. Mauna __, HI, volcano 57. Public prosecutor


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