Holiday Greetings - THE NEWS -- Wednesday, December 21, 2011 -- B1
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B2 -- Wednesday, December 21, 2011 -- THE NEWS - Holiday Greetings
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December 23, 3-7pm Crown Royal & Baileys December 24, 2-6pm Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum
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IN OUR PUB
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Thousands of updated fabrics to choose from. No need to go to Vancouver, we have it all! We even do custom made furniture. OPEN Monday Friday 8:30-5
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Saturday 10-2:30 or by appointment
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Ava and Sophia, Merry Christmas. May all your dreams come true in 2012!
PYRGOS TAVERNA Thank you all, for your support in 2011
Proudly serving the best Mediterranean menu with the freshest Ă†avours of Greece for 20 years! 22570 Lougheed Highway â€˘ 604-467-2767 HOURS: MON-THU 11AM-10PM, FRI 11AM-11PM, SAT 4PM-11PM, SUN 4PM - 10PM
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Offers available until December 24, 2011 unless otherwise indicated. Prices are subject to change without notice. Pricing and availability may vary. TELUS reserves the right to modify eligible rate plans with this offer at any time without advance notice. Taxes, long distance, additional airtime, roaming and pay-per-use are extra per member. Plus applicable provincial or municipal government 911 fees in Nova Scotia (43Â˘), PEI (50Â˘), New Brunswick (53Â˘), Quebec (40Â˘) and Saskatchewan (62Â˘). TELUS, the TELUS logo, and telusmobility.com are trademarks of TELUS Corporation, used under license. Android and the Android logo as well as the Android Market logo are trademarks of Google Inc. Skype, SkypeIn, SkypeOut, Skype Me, the Skype Logo and the S logo and other marks are trademarks of Skype Limited or other related companies. Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. ÂŠ 2011 TELUS. 12159501
B4 -- Wednesday, December 21, 2011 -- THE NEWS - Holiday Greetings
E C I T O N C I L B U P Monkey Business on 224th Street won for best painted window.
57-11900 HANEY PLACE, MAPLE RIDGE
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Best dressed windows T he winners of the Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association Christmas window display contest have been picked. There three different categories this year: animated display, painted window and product display. “Thanks to all the downtown business owners who really went all out and put together a fantastic assortment of beautiful displays,” said Ineke Boekhorst, executive director of the DMRBIA. “It was really hard to pick winners, and we were happy that some of the shoppers contacted us with valuable suggestions.” Winner of the animated display: T’s in Haney Place Mall. “You’ve got to have a look at T’s display, it’s only small, but it’s absolutely adorable, complete with moving Santa and his enormous list of names,” Boekhorst said. Winner of the painted window category:
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Monkey Business on 224th Street. “Where the little monkeys are having a great time dressing up the tree.” Winner of the product display window: Maple Ridge Florist. “Of course Gail and her crew always have a marvelous display, but this year they seem to have outdone themselves. You have to have a look, by day or by night, it’s absolutely smashing.” Each won a $50 gift certiﬁcate to any downtown Maple Ridge business. Runners up: • Harris and Leib Insurance; • Johnson Meier Insurance; • Cythera’s Unique Boutique; • Little Cricket; • Europe Bakery and Deli; • Dr. Maplethorp; •Blenz; • Benjamin Moore. About 100 business participated.
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To: Shane and Jen, Thank you for selling your kitchen aid mixer to my husband. I have turned into quite the baker. My favorite things to bake are cookies and cheese cake.
Merry Christmas!! From:
Denise, Danny, and Dione
Valley Fair Mall 604-463-3443
We invite you to
Dec. 25 CHRISTMAS DAY CLOSED
Dec. 26 BOXING DAY MALL
Dec. 21 MALL
Dec. 22 MALL
Dec. 23 MALL
9:30 - 9:00
9:30 - 9:00
9:30 - 9:00
Dec. 24 CHRISTMAS EVE MALL
9:30 - 5:00
11:00 - 2:00 3:00 - 5:00 6:00 - 7:00
11:00 - 2:00 3:00 - 5:00 6:00 - 7:00
11:00 - 2:00 3:00 - 5:00 6:00 - 7:00
11:00 - 1:00 2:00 - 4:00
Dec. 27 MALL
Dec. 28 MALL
Dec. 29 MALL
Dec. 30 MALL
9:30 - 5:30
9:30 - 5:30
9:30 - 9:00
9:30 - 9:00
Dec. 31 NEW YEARS EVE MALL
9:30 - 5:30
Jan 1 NEW YEARS DAY CLOSED
9:30 - 5:00
Jan 2 REGULAR MALL HOURS RESUME
Jan 3 HOURS 9:30 - 5:30
9:30 - 5:30
for visits & photos with
All stores are open and fully accessible during construction. Thank you for your patience.
SANTA until December 24
Art Vargas Glass Blowing Studio
JW Marketing & Sales
A-Z Creative Crafts
Linda Jones Photography
Canadian Sky Trading Ltd
Santa’s Visitors Receive
FREE Gifts & Holiday Treats
- Santa’s Photos
Mass Well Gifts
Christmas Hamper Society - Gift Box
Ridge Meadows Hospice Society - Gift Wrapping
E&E Trading Co.
Salvation Army Kettle Campaign
Emily & Art Crafts Oil Paintings
Golden Shore Enterprises Ltd
Sincere Arts & Crafts
JR Lin Fashion
Woolly Wool Sheepskin
(while quantities last)
DIGITAL PHOTOS 3 sheet Package $40 or $15 One Pose – Your Choice 1 - 8x10 or 2 - 5x7 or 3 - 4x6 or 4 - 3 1/2 x 5 or 9 - Wallet Size CD’s $15 or $10 With purchase of 1 pose
New store NOW OPEN – Vita Ink & Toner next to Marlin Travel 604-479-1268
224th & Lougheed Highway
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celebrate NEW YEARS ACROSS THE POND! at the
RAISE A GLASS TO THE FRIENDS BACK HOME AT 4 PM DEC. 31...
...as we ring in the New Year
AT 7 PM CATCH THE CANUCKS GAME THEN PARTY ON WITH DJ DON #300-20398 Dewdney Trunk Rd 604.465.7715 www.tagpubs.com
Food bank scores Members of the Ridge Meadows Rustlers bantam A2 hockey team helped package $5 food bags with products supplied by Save-On Foods and sold them to customers for the Friends in Need Food Bank last on Dec. 11 at Westgate Centre. In two and a half hours, the team and Save-On Foods raised $1,300 for the food bank (friendsneedfood.com).
What to do with old toaster? With the Christmas just days away,, toasters, blenders and other small appliances are sure to change hands, prompting a proud new owner to ask, “What do I do with my old small appliance?” Unplugged, the Small Appliance Recycling Program, gives British Columbians an environmentally-friendly alternative to trashing their old toaster or binning that blender this
holiday season. The ﬁrst small appliance recycling program of its kind in Canada, and the only government-approved program in B.C., Unplugged recycles over 120 small appliances, and has over 100 collection locations across the province. The program operates on a non-proﬁt basis. • More info.: unpluggedrecycling.ca.
J beverly hills CHRISTMAS GIFT PACKS NOW AVAILABLE Come in to experience this new & exciting product line. Botanically based, organically infused, sulphate & paraben free. Exclusive to Maple Ridge! • Christmas 2011 •
To all of our valued clients, family & friends, we wish you the best of the holiday season. #9 - 20306 Dewdney Trunk Rd., Maple Ridge
Tara Elliott JewelleryAvailable Gift CardsAvailable • New Clients Welcome Check out our website: www.kadixhairdesign.com
Holiday Greetings - THE NEWS -- Wednesday, December 21, 2011 -- B7
Carter and Jada
Merry Christmas, Love: Mommy and Daddy
All I want for Christmas...is at Kanaka
Monday - Thursday 10–5 Friday 10–6 December 21, 22, 23, 10-8 Closed December 25, 26 & 27
Unit 5 20691 Lougheed Hwy Maple Ridge Westridge Centre (Beside Cloverdale Paints)
604 465 3777 www.kanakadiamond.com LOUGHEEDHWY
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We will be closed for Staff Holidays
Dec. 24 thru Jan. 2 Re-Opening January 3, 2012
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Donald Lockwood Notary Public 22369 Lougheed Highway, Maple Ridge BC V2X 2T3 Phone 463-7181 Fax 463-4770 www.donaldlockwood.com • firstname.lastname@example.org
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B8 -- Wednesday, December 21, 2011 -- THE NEWS - Holiday Greetings
Be an angel, give green Black Press
Finely Crafted Hand Blown Glass 2nd location for ce att your convenience Haney Place Mall
t can be easy being green – especially during the holiday season. Metro Vancouver Regional District board of directors chairperson Lois Jackson is encouraging everyone to be “green angels” this season, and to think about giving gifts that create memories, not garbage. Snowboarding tickets, passes to the opera or theatre, or a gift certiﬁcate for bungee jumping are just some of the ideas the regional district suggests to encouraging
green giving. “This year, create memories with the people you love,” Jackson said. “We can continue to celebrate different cultural and religious traditions by making gift choices that reduce garbage and help protect the environment. This holiday season, you can be a green angel, too.” This marks the fourth year in a row that Metro Vancouver and its member municipalities are encouraging residents to have a festive and sustainable holiday season. “Consider that what you purchase will eventually
need to be disposed of ... think about buying higher quality, more durable gifts. Or, give experiences rather than gifts.” Other green gifts the regional district suggests include: a family skating outing; hosting a dinner for all your friends; treating someone to a live performance (theatre, opera, music concert, comedy); - teaching a new skill (cooking, snowboarding, etc.); making a donation in someone’s name to a cause they support. • www.metrovancouver.org
Stay warm and save money
2 DAY BOXING DAY SALE Mon., Dec. 26th Tues., Dec. 27th
2 LOCATIONS: Haney Place Mall ~ 604-467-4887 87 #5 - 22935 Lougheed Hwy ~ 604-467-4887
s the days gets shorter and the weather gets colder, energy demand across the province almost doubles as people turn up the heat and keep lights and electronics on for longer. Space heating costs alone can account for from 40 to 50 per cent of the average electricity bill depending on how customers heat their homes. B.C. Hydro’s top seven energy-efﬁcient home-heating and lighting tips to help keep your bills low: • Draft-proof your home – Seal gaps and cracks with caulking and weather stripping to keep the heat inside your home, reducing heat loss by up to 10 per cent. • Manage your thermostat – Install a programmable thermostat. Heating costs rise about ﬁve per cent for every degree above 20 degrees C that you set your thermostat.
• Shade your windows – Using blinds or drapes on your windows provide insulation in the winter and summer. Heat loss from windows can account for 10-25 per cent of your heating bill in winter. • Maintain your heating system – Tune up your heating equipment and continue to give it regular maintenance. • Add or upgrade insulation – Start in areas that lose the most heat, such as attics, basements and crawl spaces. • Ensure your ﬁreplace is efﬁcient – With wood-burning ﬁreplaces, close the damper tightly when the ﬁreplace is not in use. If you use the ﬁreplace only occasionally, install glass doors. • Use energy-efﬁcient lighting – LEDs use at least 75 per cent less energy than incandescent lighting and can last about 20 years based on average household use.
Best of the Holidays from all of us at
FINDLAY • GUNNELL • SANDOR Barristers & Solicitors FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION
Bart R. Findlay
• Guaranteed Mufﬂers • Shocks • Brakes • General Auto Repair • Suspension
Our preferred areas of practice include: • ICBC • Personal Injury • Slip and Fall • Estate Litigation
Robert J. Gunnell
(Watch for us back in our original location soon)
• Criminal Defence • Impaired Driving • Wills and Estate Planning • Probate
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year wishing everyone all the best for 2012
MAPLE RIDGE PITT MEADOWS
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22345 119th Avenue, Maple Ridge
22266 Lougheed Hwy., (behind KFC) Maple Ridge Rhonda E. Quinton
Holiday Greetings - THE NEWS -- Wednesday, December 21, 2011 -- B9 The Winter Wonderland runs three dates at the renovated arena complex on South Bonson Road.
Josef, seff Helen and staff would like to wish all of our loyal customers the best of the holiday # season. 1
Winter Wonderland at Pitt Meadows Arena
itt Meadows Arenas will be transforming the Maple Ridge Chrysler Rink into a Winter Wonderland on ice, Dec. 24, 27 and 28 . Enjoy the lights, trees and Christmas magic, kids can skate, push carts on the ice and parents can pull kids in sleds. Buggies and strollers are welcome, but please clean off the wheels. There will be a hot chocolate stand and lots of fun during the holiday season. The Tim Hortons community cruiser will be at the arena on Dec. 27, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., serving free hot chocolate and coffee. Winter Wonderland dates and times: • Dec. 24 – 9 to 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and 2 to 4 p.m.; • Dec. 27 and 28 –9 to 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 2 to 4 p.m., 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., and
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7-9 p.m. Cost is $2 per person. Everyone welcome to all sessions. All patrons must be wearing ice skates, except small children in sleds. All children 12 and under must wear helmets. Skate and helmet rentals are available at the skate shop in the main lobby. Additional holiday public skate times: • Wednesday, Dec. 21 – 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.; • Thursday, Dec. 22 – 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. No public skating Dec. 24, 25, 31 or Jan. 1. Watch for special public skating times, regular hockey drop-in and stick and puck times for the month of December and throughout the Christmas holiday season at www.pittmeadowsarena.com.
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WE HAVE A LARGE SELECTION OF CHRISTMAS GOODIES: • STOLLEN • FRUIT CAKE (LIGHT AND DARK) • PORTUGUESE CHRISTMAS RINGS • TARTS • SQUARES AND A LARGE VARIETY OF BUNS AND DINNER BUNS
CLOSED CHRISTMAS & BOXING DAY
(in the brick building)
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Holiday Greetings The Total Body Training team would like to extend warm holiday greetings to all our past and present clients. Thank-you for inspiring us everyday with your energy and your commitment to your health and ¿tness! We hope your holidays are ¿lled with magical moments shared with family and friends.
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Seasons Greetings From our family to yours... #15 - 20691 Lougheed Hwy. 604-460-0858 HOURS: Mon. & Tue. 9 5; Wed. 9 - 8; Thurs. & Fri. 9 - 9; Sat. 9 - 5
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Season’s Greetings & Happy Holidays TO ALL OUR CUSTOMERS
SUPER SPECIAL Chicken Chow Mein Chicken Fried Rice $ Sweet & Sour Pork For Pick Up & Delivery Only
We look forward to serving you this holiday season and in 2012 22425 North Ave., Maple Ridge www.kingskitchen.ca
12 holiday safety tips T
he Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs has released its list of top tips for holiday ﬁre and carbon monoxide safety. The “12 Days of Holiday Fire Safety” campaign is a compilation of what the CAFC says, based on its unique insights, are the things homeowners need to be extra vigilant about this time of year. According to the CAFC, it’s the small things that can make a big difference in saving lives. “Install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, never tam-
per with them, change batteries, replace smoke alarms every 10 years and CO alarms every seven years. All these messages and others can never be stated too often,” says Fire Chief Rob Simonds, president of the CAFC. As well, the CAFC is introducing a limited edition Christmas ornament that features the image of beloved ﬁre dog, Sparky. “We want the Sparky ball to be a symbol of holiday ﬁre and carbon monoxide safety,” he says. The 12 Days of Holiday Fire
Safety provides tips against seasonal risks as well as year round precautions. “It’s important to take precautions with the things we enjoy most about the festive season such as candles, holiday lights and cooking because they increase the risk of home ﬁres,” says Carol Heller, a home safety specialist with Kidde Canada and partner to the CAFC. “The drop in temperature is also a contributor to the increased incidence of carbon monoxide exposure.”
FROM THE STAFF AT JOHNSTON MEIER INSURANCE PITT MEADOWS
from Maple Ridge Christian School to Our Community
Insurance Agencies Ltd.
Maple Ridge Christian School is a community of families and teachers deeply committed to quality Christian education for their children. Our curriculum spans pre-school to grade 12 and immerses students in strong academic, athletic and arts programs taught from a fully developed biblical world-view.
Join us for our Open House Jan. 12, 2012 1-3pm and 6-8pm
Call us today to ﬁnd out more.
Maple Ridge Christian School
Serving the needs of Pitt Meadows for over 19 years.
December 24 9 - 3pm, December 25 & 26 Closed, December 27 Open Regular Hours, December 31 9 - 3pm January 1 Closed Open January 2, 2012 regular hours
12140–203 Street Maple Ridge 604-465-4442
Meadow Vale Shopping Centre
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Plan for safe ride home Christmas Wishes ENTIRE INVENTORY ON SALE I do come true
s it your turn to be the designated driver? The province, police and ICBC have launched the December impaired driving CounterAttack campaign, and that’s the question they want drivers to ask themselves this holiday season. Plan for a safe ride home and share the responsibility of being the designated driver to help make sure your friends and family get home safely. Police will be conducting CounterAttack road checks across the province in December to raise awareness and help reduce impaired driving crashes. On average, 127 lives are lost in impairedrelated crashes each year in B.C. “Celebrating with family and friends is an important part of the holidays,” said Shirley Bond, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General. “And getting home safely should be part of everyone’s holiday planning. We know that B.C.’s tougher impaired driving laws are working – 45 fewer people have lost their lives since the legislation was introduced last year. We are making great progress and we are committed to building on that success.” Police will be out in full force across the province conducting CounterAttack road checks, said Chief Constable Jamie Graham, Victoria Police and Chair of the B.C. Association of Chiefs of Police Traffic Safety Committee. “As police officers, we see the heartbreaking effects of impaired driving all too often, and we know how easily it can be prevented,” he added. Jon Schubert, ICBC’s president and CEO,
said: “We want everyone to enjoy their holiday season festivities with friends and family, but do it responsibly – plan ahead for a safe ride home. “There are so many alternatives. Set an example – take your turn to be the designated driver. Your smart driving decisions can have a significant influence on others.” ICBC supports CounterAttack through enhanced police enforcement and an awareness campaign, and provides CounterAttack materials to businesses, sports facilities and community groups to help prevent impaired driving. ICBC also lends support to Operation Red Nose, a volunteer service in 12 communities across B.C. that provides safe rides home to drivers who have been drinking or feel unfit to drive during the holiday season. Operation Red Nose is available in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. This year it is expected Operation Red Nose Ridge-Meadows will surpass the 1,000 rides mark and overtake last year’s total to reach 450 rides. On it first weekend of operation this year, the service gave 47 rides home. It gave 84 rides home on Dec. 9 and 10. It operated again last weekend. Its last day is Dec. 31, from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. • To book a ride call 604-515-6673 or 1-877-604-NOSE, or go to www.operationrednose.com for more information. • For holiday season driving tips and more on the CounterAttack campaign, visit icbc.com.
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CHRISTMAS RING Modern white gold intertwining design with three bands of round and baguette cut diamonds totaling 1/3 of a carat. Reg. $600 Only gemologist and goldsmith in Maple Ridge
Jewellery Galleria Established in 1989
#115-22470 Dewdney Trk. (By the Library) 604.466.1477 Christmas Hours: Mon-Fri 10-5:30 • Sat 10-5:00 • Sun 12-4:00
A time for giving. A time for sharing. A time to say thank you. From the management & staff at
Ernest’s Hair Handlers a very special wish for a wonderful festive season ﬁlled with happiness and good health.
22709 Lougheed Hwy., Valley Fair Mall North entrance - across from Loonie Plus
Come in and allow our experienced and talented staff make you look and feel extra beautiful for the holiday season!
Specializing in Up-to-date techniques, including: • Multi-dimensional colouring • Foiling • Streaking • Razor & clipper cuts • Regular & specialty perms • Roller sets • Long & short hair up-dos
All the best for the Holiday Season to all our clients, families & friends
Pick k from our instore displa ays oliday design ns. or order from our Ho Two locations to serve you: 20492 Lougheed Highway 604-465-8600 22490 Lougheed Highway 604-463-8158
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Maple Ridge/ Pitt Meadows Community Services www.comservice.bc.ca
9th Annual Country Christmas Beneﬁt Concert for Meals on Wheels – Nov. 26, 2011
Thank you We would like to thank all the talented performers, our sponsors, our staff, the many volunteers and The ACT Theatre for making this Concert a resounding success. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. We raised close to $10,000 from our concert that will directly support Meals-on-Wheels! Special Thanks to Rob Hess for producing, organizing, and performing in the Christmas Concert, and to the decorating and technical staff who donated their time to make this event a success. Thanks to our performers: Rob Hess, the All Star Cloggers, Christmas Swing, Hula Ka’Uhane O Ka Pakipika, Nicki Meier, The Wightmans & Friends, Geoff Robertson, and Natasha Zimbaro. PLATINUM
Kiwanis Club of Golden Ears Haney Rotary
Rotary Club of Meadow Ridge
Pitt Meadows Lions Club
Johnston Meier Insurance Agencies Group
Vancity Savings Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows
EPR Certiﬁed General Accountants
SILVER North American Telecommunications, Fraternal Order of Eagles BRONZE Kevin Harman CONCERT TICKET SPONSORS Colette Madsen, Al Pasqualotto ADVERTISING/OTHER The Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows News, Sure Print & Copy Centre, Judy Vaughan, JRfm 93.7, Tim & Michael Schaﬂi, Maureen Axton
8th Annual Silent Auction- Nov. 26, 2011
Find unique Christmas gifts at the Maple Ridge art gallery, like jewellry by Alanza Lanzarotta.
Artistic Christmas gifts T
he Maple Ridge Art Gallery Gift Shop offers great gift ideas for local shoppers in search of holiday cheer. There’s no need to brave slippery streets and wintry winds all the way to downtown Vancouver for your annual Christmas shopping event. The Maple Ridge Art Gallery Gift Shop, located inside The Arts Centre and The-
atre, offers an amazing array of quality hand-crafted items made by both local and regional artists. What’s more, in checking out the shop you’ll have an opportunity to support some of the most accomplished Maple Ridge artisans.
Artisan highlights One of shop’s most popular lines is the hand-crafted von
Eastgate Autobody (1981 LTD)
Hardenberg candles created by Klaus and Betty von Hardenberg. Another outstanding artisan featured is Alexandra Lanzarotta. Her jewellry line, marketed under the name Alanza’s Creations, has attracted ﬂocks of admirers since it was introduced at the gallery shop last summer. The Maple Ridge Art Gallery’s juried show also now has works for sale.
MR. SPARKS Auto Electric (1994 LTD)
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
We would like to thank all our sponsors, our staff, and the many volunteers for making this Silent Auction a resounding success. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. We raised $4,000 from our Silent Auction for Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Community Services!
Gunnar, Janet, Lynn, Collin, Mike, John, Casey, Jani and Randy
Our Generous Sponsors A & W Rest., M.R. Accent Glass Al London Bella Vita Restaurant Betty Macri Billy Miner Pub & Ale House Black, Dr. K.M., Inc. Blueline Sports Bucknell, Dr. Jason (Active Life Chiropractic Wellness Clinic) Buffalo Club Bar & Grill Canadian Tire – M.R. Capilano Suspension Bridge Cecile Vesa Charlotte Kingsbury Colette Madsen CollabMail.ca Comfort Inn Downtown Cooper’s Foods, M.R. CUPE, Local 3941 Donna Clay Duran, James, R.M.T., Partners in Heath E-One Moli Energy Ltd. ECL Computing Fantacy Baskets, Karen Minaker Fireﬂy Fine Wines & Ales Fireﬂy Photo Gertie Goudswaard Gil Hamilton
Haney Sewing & Sound Ltd. Harbour Cruises Helly Hansen Hope, Antje - Epic Yoga Studio Jenifer Wright, Arbonne Independent Consult Jennifer Marie Photography Joanne Leginus KEEPS Lana Wakelam - Partylite Lava Dining and Lounge Lene Fraser LeSoleil Hotel London Drugs, Valley Fair Lynn Malbeuf MacDonald, Dr. Angela Partners in Health Maple Ridge Carpet One Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Arts Council McEachern, Harris & Brown Minter Gardens Mont & Associates Nixie Kriel Obri Day Spa OK Tire (Pt. Coq.) Otter Co-op at P.M. Paciﬁc Eye Doctors Patterson Schultz Colley Volpatti Phil’s Engraving at Town
Square Cobbler Rachel Allen Ramada Inn, P.M. Red Robin, M.R. Red Salon, M.R. Revs Bowling Centre R.M. Parks & Leisure Roast Bistro Rona, Coq. Rona, M.R. Rosedale on Robson Ryan Kell Ryan Ross Save on Foods (Valley Fair) Shirley Fowler Shoppers Drug Mart, M.R. Sofko, Gary, RMT, Center Point Staples Advantage Canada Starbucks (227th & DTR) Starbucks (240th & DTR) TAG Financial The Keg - M.R. Triple Tree Nurseryland Van Ooyen, Emily, RMT, Partners in Health Wes’ Tattoos Westminster Savings Wile Play Element Parks Wilson, Dr. Mike, RMT (Active LIfe Chiropractic Wellness) Wood Wyant Inc.
“Check out our Seniors Discounts” Collision Repairs • Reﬁnishing • Glass Replacing 604-467-4512 VALET 11963 - 227th St., Accredited Collision Repairs & Valet Service Maple Ridge
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To: Nic If anyone would have asked me where I would have been I really got to tell you I never imagined being here with a woman I am so in love with, with three beautiful children. I want so much to wish you, Nic, a Merry Christmas and I am so glad that you are in my life and have brought me so much love and joy.
I love you Love:
Happy Holidays & Season’s Greetings 3 Course Meals All entres include salad choice: Caesar salad or tossed green salad Side Choice: baked potato or rice And Seasonal Vegetables, Garlic Toast & Desert
2795 $ 95 8 oz Prime Rib & 6 Prawns ............... 24 $ 95 Prawn Dinner ....................................... 20 6 oz Steak & Lobster ..........................
One Dozen Large Garlic Fried Prawns
Dec. 21 to Jan. 2/12
604-467-3418 22641 Lougheed Hwy., Maple Ridge Holiday Hours: Sat., Dec. 24 - 11 am to 10 pm Sun., Dec. 25 - Closed Mon., Dec. 26 - 4 pm to 10 pm Sat., Dec. 31 - 11 am to 10 pm Sun., Jan. 1 - Closed
the Staff at Pitt Meadows Arena Complex would like to wish you a
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Winter Wonderland The Pitt Meadows Arena Complex (PMAC) will be transforming the Maple Ridge Chrysler Rink into a Winter Wonderland on ice. Enjoy the lights, trees and Christmas magic. Kids can skate, push carts on the ice and parents can pull kids in sleds. Buggies/strollers are welcome, please clean off the wheels. There will be a hot chocolate stand and lots of fun during the holiday season. Tim Horton’s community cruiser will be onsite at the arena on Dec 27th, 2011, 11:30am to 1:30pm. They will be serving free hot chocolate and coffee.
Winter Wonderland will operate during the following dates and times: December 24th 9:00-11:00 AM ~ 11:30 AM-1:30 PM ~ 2:00-4:00 PM December 27th & 28th 9:00-11:00 AM ~ 11:30 AM-1:30 PM ~ 2:00-4:00 PM ~ 4:30-6:30 PM ~ 7:00-9:00 PM Fee-$2.00 per person Everyone welcome to all sessions. Please note: All patrons must be wearing ice skates. Small children only in sleds and all children 12 and under must wear helmets. Skate and helmet rentals are available at the Skate Shop, located in the main lobby.
Additional Holiday Public Skate Times Wednesday, Dec 21 11:15am-12:45pm • Thursday, Dec 22 6pm-7:30pm
No Public Skating December 24, 25, December 31 and January 1 Watch for special public skating times, regular hockey drop-in and stick and puck times for the month of December and throughout the Christmas holiday season. Visit our website at: www.pittmeadowsarena.com
Pitt Meadows Arena Complex
11435 Bonson Rd, P.M. 604-460-1531 email@example.com
PRIME AND NON PRIME TIME ICE AVAILABLE DURING CHRISTMAS BREAK
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Breeny & Ke vin, Merry
Christmas and Happy Birthda to the two lo y ves of my life !
Merry Christmas & Happy Birthday To the man that makes my life complete in every way!
Love you, Mary xoxo
My husband Adam,
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My true love, my best friend, my adventure, my rock and comfort. For giving the best hugs, making me feel beautiful, being funny and smart, choosing the perfect wine, taking care of the family, being the most incredible Dad and always being the most interesting person in the room.
Merry Christmas baby. I love you.
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Find free-range turkeys S ome parts of the day, they’ll grub around in the grass looking for insects, bits of grain or grass and whatever else they can ﬁnd. Of if it’s too hot or cold, they’ll go back inside the barn, where they can get more feed. At Skye-Hi Farms in Yarrow, it’s basically their choice. As free-range turkeys, hens mostly, the birds get to do whatever they please – until the big day comes when they’re carted off to the processors to become Christmas or Thanksgiving dinners. Trevor Allen is a former Maple Ridge resident who used to operate Skye-Hi Farms on Gilker Hill, just off Kanaka Way. Now he’s doing the same thing on a larger scale in the lush ﬁelds of Yarrow, near Chilliwack, where the lifestyle is idyllic as it gets if you’re a farm animal. The birds spend their nights in clean barns, then in the morning are let out to graze around in the grass to their heart’s content. They’re not fed any medications or growth hormones and are certiﬁed free-range. While Skye-Hi has left Maple Ridge, Meridian Meats’ Maple Ridge location on Lougheed Highway, a few kilometres from the old farm, remains its biggest customer. Josh Penner at Meridian Meats says the turkeys sell for about $4.50 a pound and are worth the extra cents per pound. “They are the best turkeys. They are the juiciest turkeys.” Part of the appeal of ordering a free-range turkey is that people know the animals are raised in optimal conditions. And eating an unmedicated bird with no growth hormones is another bonus. “People are more health conscious, there’s no doubt about it,” said Penner. The Skye-Hi birds are the only certiﬁed free-
Free-range turkeys at Skye-Hi Farms in Yarrow.
range birds that he knows of that are sold in stores, he says. And Meridian Meats buys all of them, this year 700 birds, about ﬁve times from a decade ago. To show people the conditions of the freerange birds, Penner has posted a video on his website, http://meridianmeats.ca/, showing Skye-Hi Farms operation. Meridian also sells about 300 free-run birds that come from Rossdown Farms in Abbotsford. Free-run turkeys stay in the barn conﬁnes, although they can run where they please. People like to know where their food comes from, says Penner. It’s one family business supporting another family business. At Hopcott Premium Meats, free-run turkeys from JD Farms in Langley are also available.
A L V L E G I B Since 1986 Y HEATING & SHEET METAL LTD. 11868 216th Street, Maple Ridge
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Help feed birds in winter
Dr. Bita Bayanpour and staff would like to extend a happy holidays to all our clients, family & friends and all the best for the New Year!
old weather and snow is making its seasonal appearance over much of Canada, making it increasingly difﬁcult for birds to ﬁnd enough food. The Humane Society of Canada says that people and birds can both beneﬁt when humans assist their feathered friends by supplying them with a continual supply of quality bird feed. According to Al Hickey, with the Humane Society of Canada, it is a good idea to learn what species of birds live in your area, then ﬁnd out what types of feed would be good for them. “To learn about local species of birds and the foods they like, you can talk to employees who sell bird feed, as well as local nature and bird watching groups and animal protection organizations.” According to HSC Executive Director Michael O’Sullivan, it may take a while for birds to discover their new food source, but says that they will ﬁnd bird feeders and gratefully return on a regular basis.
“It is important to ensure that once you start supplying local birds with food that you keep food in the feeder until the birds’ natural food supplies become plentiful once again in the spring.”
Tree chipping fundraiser
R New Patients Welcome Evening & Saturday Appointments
Make sure to keep feeders stocked.
idge Meadows Search and Rescue will hold its annual Christmas tree chipping fundraiser again in January. Bring trees to the search and rescue building at 23598, on 105th Avenue, beside Planet Ice in Maple Ridge on Jan. 7-8 and 14-15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tree pick-up service can be requested by sending an
email to scoutchipping@ gmail.com, including your name, phone number, address and preferred date (Jan. 8-9, 15- 16). A minimum $10 donation is required for the tree pickup service. All chipping is by donation. Bartlett Tree Experts supplies the chipper and truck. This event is the search
and rescue team’s largest fundraiser of the year. Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue is a volunteer group, one 80 such groups in B.C. Its members respond to calls from local law enforcement to wilderness and urban searches and rescues. Golden Ears Provincial Park is the location of many of the team’s responses.
Diamond Miracles 604-463-4838
#6 - 22214 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge
The Christmas Ring
1.00ct Reg. $1,299
$699 Diamond Tennis Bracelet
Classic Diamond Cluster
.50ct Reg. $899
1.00ct Reg. $1,499
Classic Diamond Cluster 1.00ct Reg. $1,299
Classic Diamond Cluster .50ct Reg. $799
$699 Holiday Hours
Limited quantities and time. Sorry no rain cheques. Deal ends December 31, 2011
Your Local Jeweller since 1979 102 - 11811 224th Street • 604-467-1433
Starting December 12 Mon - Fri 9:30 - 8 pm Saturday 9:30 - 5 pm Sunday 11 - 4 pm Saturday, Dec. 24 9:30 - 4:00 pm
Holiday Greetings - THE NEWS -- Wednesday, December 21, 2011 -- B17
Top 10 ways to stop Grinches
before hand. They can then go onto the website and see when it is activated, once activated they can use your gift card to purchase items. Instead, ask for gift cards behind the counter instead of the ones displayed and use your gift cards as soon as possible. 6. Don’t leave your purchases in plain sight in your car: The holidays are a car thief’s prime time to break in and steal your purchases. So either remove your purchases from your car or make sure they are out of sight. Unlike the Dr. Seuss story those gifts wont be returned by the Grinch to your car because his heart has suddenly grown. 7. Verify validities of charities The sneakiest Scrooges will often adopt a similar name to known charities, so make sure you do your research and always make out your payment to the charity and not individual solicitors. 8. Make a list and check it twice: Often consumers will head out to the malls and spend more money than intended, so make a list of what you want to spend and keep track of how much you are spending. 9. If going with a layaway plan check out their policy, and if they are BBB accredited: Layaway is an excellent option when paying for something pricier make sure to find out all the details, like how much you need to put down, interest costs, when payments are due, and their return policy so that there are no surprises at the end. 10. Beware of deals that sound to good to be true. They probably are: When shopping online there are hundreds of website offering to beat out the next website with their own deals. Make sure to check if the website is legitimate. Sometimes paying less can often cost you more.
Best of the Season to you and yours from all of us. Alan C. Thompson
Brian R. Marshall
VERNON & THOMPSON LAW GROUP
We will be closed Dec. 26, 27 & 28 Dec. 23 - Closing at 1pm. Dec. 30 - Closing at 3pm Back Open January 3rd.
604-463-6281 22311-119th Avenue, Maple Ridge
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Maple Ridge Lions Club would like to THANK all our supporters who have helped us help others!
We wish you Happy Holidays and Seasons Greetings! We look forward to assisting our community in 2012
LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS GIFT? Community Giving Cards are a unique way of sharing the Christmas spirit in your own community. By making a donation to Community Services in honour of someone on your list, you and your gift are helping to deliver hot, nutritious meals and outreach and support services to seniors in the communities of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.
Community Giving Cards
are readily available at Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Community Services. Please ask us about them.
www.comservice.bc.ca • 604.467.6911
Make this Christmas safe
t’s that time of year again, when we stock our fridges with egg nog and rush off to local stores to ﬁnd the best deals on Christmas gifts for loved ones. The holiday season is a time for fun, family and festivity, so don’t let criminals ruin your holiday cheer. In order to avoid heartaches and disappointments, here are a few precautions, courtesy of the RCMP, that people should keep in mind when venturing out during the holidays. If you prefer to use cash for your purchases and plan on stopping by a bank on the way to the mall, don’t withdraw more money than you need. Having large sums of cash on you isn’t recommended as thieves have been known to target parking lots around ﬁnancial institutions. Earlier this year distraction thefts were occurring to people who had recently left banks after withdrawing large sums of cash. Once at the mall, parents are reminded to keep an eye on their little ones and to never use stores, displays or video arcades as a baby-sitter. Sadly, children are abducted every year, often in malls or department stores. Have a plan of action and ensure your children understand it in the event they become separated from you. Suggest that they make their way to the nearest cashier to tell them they are lost and to stay there for assistance. Leaving your children unattended in shopping carts while you shop is not recommended as this can lead to injuries from children falling out of the carts. Strapping your child into the cart is a good idea, but please be aware that this may still be hazardous to your children as they may struggle to get out and tip the cart over in the process. In order to put a damper on pickpockets and thieves that may be wandering through the mall, follow these simple rules: • men should carry their wallets in their
front pockets as opposed to their back pockets or jackets; • women should carry their purses close to their body, but should not wrap their purse straps around themselves – doing so could cause you to be dragged down to the ground in the event that your purse is snatched; • avoid using revolving doors as thieves with good timing can grab your parcels and get away by the time it takes you to emerge; • never leave your purchases unattended, even for a short period of time. Parking is almost always a problem when it comes to the holiday season. If possible, park under lighting and close to entrances and exits. Under no circumstances should you leave your children unattended in your vehicle, even for a short period of time. Place your purchases in your trunk to avoid drawing attention to your vehicle. Know that if you place your purchases in the back seat you may return to your vehicle to ﬁnd your windows smashed and all of your gifts stolen. If you use a GPS to assist you in getting from one place to another, a good idea is to remove it from plain view as well or take it with you while you shop. When your day of shopping is over , a good practice is to have your keys ready when you approach your vehicle. By doing so you avoid the clumsiness of trying to ﬁnd your keys and juggling with your shopping bags, which delays getting into your vehicle. If you feel uncomfortable about walking to your vehicle alone in the dark, consider asking a security guard to escort you. And last, but certainly not least, if you’re going to be heading out to ofﬁce Christmas parties or get-togethers with family and friends, please don’t drink and drive. Counter Attack check stops which focus on impaired driving enforcement will be in full effect in a continued effort to save lives.
from our family to yours... We wish you and your pets a very Merry Christmas. Here’s hoping the New Year is ﬁlled with health and happiness in the company of good friends and family. ...from all the staff and our “Furry Friends” at Alouette Animal Hospital
Visit our Pet’s Pause Gift Shop... for all your pet’s stocking stuffers!
604-463-7100 21409 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge www.alouetteanimalhospital.ca
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Warm wishes this Holiday Season Alouette Pharmacy 22745 Dewdney Trunk Road Tel: 604-463-3855
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Dr. Penny Paterson Chiropractic Kindness State of the Art Modalities 9-20691 Lougheed Highway, Maple Ridge 604-465-4734 www.drpennychiro.com
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Published on Dec 21, 2011
A special section in the December 21, 2011 issue of the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News. Holiday Greetings featured best wishes and greetings...