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Wednesday, March 9 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm North Vancouver City Library, 3rd Floor, 120 West 14th Street The City and District of North Vancouver are undertaking a joint update to the North Vancouver Bicycle Master Plan. The City is hosting an Open House on March 9, 2011 to receive feedback on bike project priorities in North Vancouver. All interested cyclists from North Vancouver are encouraged to attend. For more information, visit www.cnv.org/cycling.

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Metro waste committee chair Greg Moore, Port Coquitlam’s mayor. “We’re in this together. So how can we achieve this together?” He expects more ideas will emerge at a Zero Waste conference Metro will host March 10 in Burnaby. Multifamily condos and apartments are a major recycling and composting problem area because most were built without recycling facilities and wasteful sins get anonymized in a common dumpster. The result: a multifamily recycling rate of just 16 per cent that Metro planners say must go up sharply since such buildings represent a rapidly growing share of households as the region densifies. So far, Metro is using Fraser Richmond Soil and Fibre as its regional composting facility but the region also expects to award a contract this year to build a regional biofuels processing plant that would also take organics next to Surrey’s transfer station. Much food goes to waste in stores and further back along the supply chain, said Richmond Coun. Harold Steves, adding more must be done to tackle those sources. He recently found out an entire semi-trailer full of food that was one day past due was being sent to the dump and tried to have it redirected to a food bank instead. “There’s a tremendous amount of stuff wasted out there before it even gets to the consumer,” Steves said. “Composting and biofuels is great. But why create that waste in the first place?” Metro’s overall recycling rate of 55 per cent is something of a misnomer. That’s actually elevated by the high recycling rate of the construction and demolition industry, at 76 per cent. Businesses recycle 44 per cent on average but generate the most waste overall - 1.2 million tonnes per year. Single-family homes have a 46 per cent recycling rate and generate 800,000 tonnes of garbage. Metro also hopes to divert large amounts of wood now discarded by the construction and demolition industry by banning wood disposal by 2015. Metro Vancouver is still awaiting provincial approval of its draft solid waste management plan, which could allow construction of a new waste-to-energy plant in the region. But the waste-reduction targets in the plan are likely to be enshrined whether or not the province allows Metro to incinerate more garbage. The region will also continue to press the provincial and federal governments to make product makers and retailers responsible for more takeback programs, along with broader reforms to design products to be recycled, rather than discarded. “We know to get beyond 70 per cent will be difficult, especially if products are made the way they are made today,” Metro spokesman David Hocking said.


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Lower Lonsdale BIA on hiatus for another year Opposition from industrial businesses stalls proposal, says LLBA president. levy based on property values, which would be pooled together and used to pay for the group’s S TA F F R E P O RT E R efforts. lans to create a Business Improvement Area Ausman said the proposed levy is 81.5 cents per in Lower Lonsdale have hit a snag, less than a $1,000 of property value — lower than the average month before the issue was to be reviewed by mill rate of 95 cents among Vancouver-area BIAs. City of North Vancouver council. In total, the BIA would collect in the neighbourDoug Ausman, president of the Lower Lonsdale hood of $350,000 in levies each year. An estimated Business Association, told The Outlook Tuesday that $90,000 of that would go things such as advertisthe organization’s BIA proposal is being withdrawn ing, banners, posters, and a website. An additional so the group can reduce $60,000 would go to the size of the planned beautification and sigarea. nage, while $30,000 A small section of the would go toward secuproposed lands – east rity. of St. George’s Ave. Mike Boehm, chairbetween Esplanade and man of the North 2nd — will be removed Vancouver Chamber of from the proposal, due Commerce’s board of to opposition from directors, said the chamsome of the light indusber is very supportive of trial businesses in the the idea. area, Ausman said. “BIAs have proven to “We still think it’s be successful throughout a great idea but we’re British Columbia and going to exclude we see no reason why it that block and a half wouldn’t be successful because much of the in Lower Lonsdale,” said opposition was coming This map shows the original area proposed for Boehm. inclusion in the Lower Lonsdale BIA. The new from that area,” said And the group proposal will omit properties east of St. George’s Ausman. “They just wouldn’t just benefit curdidn’t feel a BIA would Ave. due to opposition from industrial businesses. rent businesses, Boehm benefit their type of added. A strong BIA business.” could also help attract new shops and companies to The LLBA, said Ausman, had hoped to launch a the neighbourhood, too. BIA this July but now those plans will have to wait “We see the BIA’s role as complimentary to the another year while a new strategy is drawn up and a Chamber’s role,” said Boehm. “If it’s good for busisurvey is redistributed to the community. ness in Lower Lonsdale, then it’s good for business Ausman said the LLBA first began working on the across North Vancouver.” proposal 18 months ago when it was just a “glimmer CNV staff were scheduled to table a report on the of an idea.” The group felt a BIA was a good idea, BIA at the Mar. 21 council meeting, but for now, all Ausman said, because it would generate money for plans are on hiatus. initiatives such as street beautification, crime prevenAusman said it was a difficult decision to go back tion and community festivals in the Lower Lonsdale to the drawing board this late in the process, but area. adds that in the end, it will likely mean a stronger Membership in the current LLBA is voluntary. and more unified BIA. However, if a BIA was created, approximately 500 “It’s certainly disappointing. We put hundreds of businesses in the Lower Lonsdale area would be hours of volunteer work into it,” said Ausman. “But required to pay into the organization — meaning a we’re not going back to square one by any means. huge influx of new members and money. We just need to catch our breath.” “As a business association we have limited For more information on the proposed BIA, resources and rely heavily on volunteer efforts. including a sample annual budget, visit www.lowerWe’ve reached a peak in what we can do,” said lonsdalebusinessassociation.com. Ausman. “But with BIA status, we’d have enough ghoekstra@northshoreoutlook.com funding to hire permanent staff.” twitter.com/greghoekstra Lower Lonsdale businesses would pay an annual GREG HOEKSTRA

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Suzanne Wilson received a heritage advocacy award on Monday from the District of North Vancouver. In 2010, Wilson wrote daily about buildings that had been demolished on her blog ‘Demolition Mama.’ Greg Hoekstra photo

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ome people collect stamps. Others gather coins, trading cards, comic books, or antiques. North Vancouver’s Suzanne Wilson, however, prefers collecting something a little more unique —demolished houses. Throughout the past decade, the local history buff has photographed more than 3,000 buildings slated for destruction across the city and district. As a volunteer at the North Vancouver Museum and Archives, Wilson says she COFFEE believes every building holds WITH a story about our past. And Greg Hoekstra those tales, she adds, are too ghoekstra@northshore important to be lost forever in outlook.com a pile of dust and rubble. So, in 2001, Wilson and her camera got to work. Any time a building in North Vancouver was slated for demolition, municipal staff would notify Wilson. With a small allowance to cover the cost of film, Wilson captured snapshots of the buildings, then developed black-and-white prints in a makeshift darkroom in her home. (When the lights are on, it’s called the laundry room). The resulting images became part of the museum’s permanent collection, accessible to anyone who visited the archives. Wilson continued on that path until sometime in 2009, when she saw the film Julie & Julia and was struck with a new idea. In the movie the lead character, Julie Powell, attempts to cook all of the 524 recipes in Julia Child’s famous book “Master the Art of French Cooking� over the course of a year. Each day, Powell records her experiences in an online journal. The idea of keeping a blog excited Wilson, a former freelance writer and unpublished novelist, who retired from her job as a teacher in the 1990s. “I like things that are for a limited period of time and are really a challenge,� she says. “So in 2010 I started my blog and called it ‘Demolition Mama.’� Beginning Jan. 1, 2010, Wilson set to work on a project that would keep her busy for the next 365 days. From Monday to Friday she wrote daily about a building that had been torn down. On the weekends, meanwhile, she would blog about travel (on Saturdays) and churches (on Sundays).

Using building permit records and city directories, Wilson was often able to piece together the stories of homes in North Van — watching many balloon in value from $2,000 to $600,000 in only a few generations. “It was fascinating. You’d see people’s lives develop,� says Wilson. “It would mention someone as a student, then as a labourer, then as a president of a construction company, and then you’d just see their wife’s name,� she adds. “You’d follow their whole lives. You’d get to know this person, and then they’d die.� The project, she says, took a great deal of effort and work, but in the end it was worth it, because it’s led to something that will be of use to the museum for years to come. “I like doing things that are permanent. Things that are going to stick around when I’m done,� says Wilson with a smile. “This project is my tribute to the people who lived in those houses.� This is not the first time that Wilson — who is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin — has embarked on such an ambitious project for the museum. In the year 2000, she set about photographing 2,000 homes in the city to celebrate the new millennium, culminating with an art show at the Presentation House gallery. “It was my way of celebrating,� she recalls fondly. Seven years later, Wilson used 1,000 of her doubles to make decorative cards, which she then bundled in small gift bags and hung from doorknobs. “That was a huge feat,� she laughs. “It was sort of like leaving a present, then running away and hiding behind a tree.� When asked what motivates her to invest so much time in such projects, Wilson says it’s simple: she wants to give something back to the community where she’s raised her family. “This entire community is our home,� she says. “This is our history, and it needs to be shared.� On Monday, Feb. 21, the District of North Vancouver presented a heritage advocacy award to Suzanne Wilson for her various projects for the North Vancouver Museum and Archives, including the blog ‘Demolition Mama.’ To view Wilson’s work, visit www.demolitionmama.blogspot.com.

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date is a representation of the will of the community, the more likely it is that we’ll have a representative in Ottawa that is reflective of North Vancouver.” Meanwhile, Conservative MP Andrew Saxton will be making appearances throughout the riding this week, including an appearance at Capilano University and an infrastructure announcement in the City of North Vancouver. Speaking in Vancouver on Monday (Feb. 21) Prime Minister Stephen Harper said he doesn’t want to see Canadians go to the polls, but some pundits have speculated that an election could be triggered when the federal budget is released next month. Saxton won the North Van seat two years ago with 42.2 per cent of the vote, edging out former Liberal MP Don Bell (37.3 per cent), who held the seat for four years. NDP candidate Michael Charrois, who garnered 9.24 per cent of the vote in 2008, has announced he will once again represent his party if an election is called in 2011. The federal Liberal nomination vote is scheduled to take place Mar. 5 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Memorial Community Rec Centre (corner of St. Georges and East 23rd Street). For more information on the vote visit northvanferderalliberals.com. The Outlook’s profiles of all four candidates are also available online at www.northshoreoutlook.com.

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hen you’re looking for a new book to read, a personal recommendation is a great way to go. Part of the fun of reading a recommended book is reflecting about the person who suggested it. You can ask yourself, what is it, in particular, about this book that made this person like it? To help you get to know the 2011 North Vancouver District Public Library Board, the group of eight volunteers and one council representative who develop the policies and strategic directions for the library, here is a list of their favourite books, or books they are currently reading. Lucia Cayuela, the chair of the library board, is reading The Last Cato by Matilde Asensi. This is a thrilling adventure story with a Christian historical theme. Lucia, who says she has difficulty putting the book down, is originally from Mexico so she is reading the Spanish version of the novel. Areef Abraham’s current favourite book is Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. This is a story of twin brothers born of a secret union between an

Indian nun and a British surgeon at a mission hospital in Addis Ababa. The brothers grow up close, but are torn apart when they fall in love with the same woman. Board member Colleen Drain is reading Fall of Giants by Ken Follett. This story follows the fates of five interrelated families - American, German, Russian, English and Welsh - as they move through the dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women’s suffrage. Newly appointed board member Fiona Kelly’s favourite book is The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. From the same author as The Three Musketeers, this classic tale features the themes of hope, justice, vengeance and forgiveness, all set in the 19th century. Ken Lim, also a new board member, says his favourite book is Less is More, an anthology selected and edited by Goldian Vanden Broeck, of ancient and modern voices raised in praise of simplicity. It is a delightful collection of little gems of wisdom dedicated to the art of simple living. Helio Lopes Da Costa Jr., who is returning for his eighth year as a board

member, says his favourite book of this year is a non-fiction book on the elderly, A Bitter Pill, by Dr. John Sloan. Helio notes that this book is particularly relevant in view of the increasing number of elderly people in our society. New board member Mike McGraw’s favourite book is Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination by Neal Gabler. This biography captures the character of the man who created Mickey Mouse, and examines his influence on American culture. Frank Sullivan lists the books in Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin series among his favourites. The first book in this nautical historical series, Master and Commander, tells the story of Captain Aubrey and Stephan Maturin, ship’s surgeon and intelligence agent, all set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Robin Hicks, who is the current district council representative on the Library Board, says his favourite books are John Le Carré’s espionage novels. Le Carré’s best-known book, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, takes place in East Germany, about a year after the completion of the Berlin Wall.


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The elders of our nation have elders say it is important to plan 500 years always had a saying,” says Justin ahead so that’s what we are doing.” George, chief of the Tsleil-Waututh Planning centuries ahead seems like a dauntNation. “They said ‘when the tide goes ing task for a small First Nation with few out, the table is set for dinner.’ resources. However, a quick review of the prog“There used to be a great economy ress made by the Tsleil-Waututh Nation over Chief Justin George is carrying on his family’s tradition by here in Indian Arm, before colonithe last decade shows an astonishing economic planning for the Tsleil-Waututh Nation’s next 500 years. zation, and today our goal is to get turnaround. Starting with a partnership forged back to that quality of life. I think the table is by Leonard George with the Kwok family, the Tsleilalready set.” Waututh have built 1,200 units of housing in their Raven Woods development, with The Tsleil-Waututh Nation used to number 10,000 people, living well off a territory 200 more units underway selling from $850,000 to $1.2 million. Building key partnerthat ranged from Mamquam Lake near Whistler all the way south to the Fraser River. ships with the right people, say band leaders, is the key to the band’s future prosperity. Today the 445 members call the lands around Indian Arm home, including the 225 “The Kwok family share the same respect for family values as we do,” says George. living on the reserve near Deep Cove. Under the leadership of new planners, including “People used to laugh at us, First Nations people cutting down trees on our only propChief George, the Tsleil-Waututh seem to have a very bright future indeed. But, a few erty, but that was mostly third generation wood of little value. We have gone from a short years ago that certainly wasn’t the case. tiny company with two paid staff to 85 employees and growing, and the band has less “We need to be hunters of the 21st century,” explains the 40-year-old son of famed than one per cent unemployment. Really, we are just getting started.” chief Leonard George and grandson of the even more famous Chief Dan George, in an While it seems that the Tsleil-Waututh Nation has already achieved a measure of interview at the band’s conference room. Joining him are land development specialists prosperity, planners Evan Stewart and Ernie George say that the last decade has priErnie George and Evan Stewart. “That means doing things in a new way that balances marily been spent planning for the future. All of their traditional lands have been social, economic and cultural needs while also remembering we are building a nation intensively geo-mapped with strict regard to all the players involved, including nonhere. We have been living here thousands of years and we aren’t going anywhere. The natives. There have been energy audits with a strong emphasis on sustainability.

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Stewart says elaborate plans have been laid for their entire Indian Arm territory that goes far beyond the traditional focus on fish and wildlife. While planning and research has been ongoing for years, the turning point for the Tsleil-Waututh Nation may well have been the Olympics. The band is studying carefully offers for partnerships have come forth. “We’ve been very proactive in building selective partnerships and we’ll have some major announcements coming soon with regards to new initiatives we are planning with solar and wind energy,” says Justin George. “These will be global energy partnerships, not local. For instance, in India there are 60,000 villages without electricity that we want to help. Fish farming, not on water but on land, is also on our list. We’ve signed a protocol with the Squamish regarding land claims. We are looking into acquiring plots of land around the Lower Mainland, off reserve, to do more land development. We are studying carbon credits. We may extend our eco-tourism company [Takaya Tours] to include canopy forest walks, fish watching and cleaning up the environment.” The key for such a small band, say all three, lies in leveraging the resources they already possess. While the band now has little unemployment, they are putting a lot of money into educational programs, providing mentorship and direction for their youth. A job at the driving range or retail shop may provide a steady income but it doesn’t necessarily ensure a prosperous future. “My dad says that education, degrees, diplomacy and partnerships are the tools of the modernday hunter,” laughs Justin George. Married for 14 years with two young children, the leadership torch has now been passed to him. “We’ve built partnerships with the government, like co-managing Indian Arm Provincial Park and Cates Park, and with the Port Authority. I remember when my dad was invited as a courtesy by [former premier] Mike Harcourt to the ribbon cutting for Indian Arm Park. My dad had to explain to Harcourt whose land it was. Things have changed a lot since that day.” Rights and title to their traditional lands are at the core of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation’s planning. Last year the band dropped a bombshell when it announced that any developments on its traditional hunting and fishing lands – which they say include downtown Vancouver – would require a development permit from the band. The reverberations from that “stewardship policy” are still being heard at municipal offices around the Lower Mainland, and all three leaders admit the policy still comes up for discussion regularly on the reserve as well.

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As one of the four First Nations hosts of the 2010 Olympic “The elders say it is Games, the Tsleil-Waututh Nation important to plan 500 received $17 million, monies the band has earmarked largely for years ahead so that’s land acquisition but with $2 milwhat we are doing.” lion going into trust for cultural, education, youth and elder proChief Jusin George grams. Tsleil Waututh Chief “Being on the podium with other world leaders at the Olympics showed thee world we are equal partners with other governments,” says George. “It was a moment of great pride. We want to continue to build partnerships with governments and companies who share the same values as we do. So far I think we are on the right track.”

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rederick Brummer doesn’t listen to much music these days. Sure, he touts the influence of the Beatles, Beck and BjĂśrk when asked about his inspirations, but he’d much rather be working on his own compositions. Music, he says, isn’t a spectator sport; it’s something he does. “The better a song is, the more I want to turn it off,â€? he says, with a laugh, “and go do something of my own.â€? But what Brummer does when he makes music isn’t often of the three-chord, radio-friendly pop song variety. Brummer does things a bit differently. Growing up in an artistic home, Brummer, 35, says he was inspired at a young age to pick up an instrument after watching his father play the guitar. His mom, he adds, frequented second-hand clothing stores and was a master at piecing together new outfits. And, so far, it would appear the apple hasn’t fallen too far from either tree. Brummer’s current art show at the CafĂŠ for Contemporary Art highlights his interest in both music and experimentation. Sound/Proof, which runs on Saturdays until Mar. 5, showcases Brummer’s homemade instruments and features handpicked experimental bands performing live in the cafe’s gallery space. Throughout the recently sound-proofed room – cafĂŠ owner Tyler Russell said he had to fortify the gallery especially for this show – the objects of Brummer’s imagination hold court. An old turntable attached to two 45-inch records, the neck of a bass guitar and a wooden piano hammer behaves like a modern drum machine. A horn with a speaker attached to either end, wired through an amp, creates feedback when notes are struck. It isn’t a viable instrument, Brummer admits, but what he’s hoping to show – or prove, he says – is that there’s more out there than just the run of the mill drums, bass or piano. Instruments are part of a continuum and he wants to explore what’s next. “There’s this whole untapped potential out there,â€? he says. “Les Paul, at some point, invented the first electric guitar. But it seems that things just stopped there.â€? Russell, on the other hand, feels the show also signals one man’s attempt to reclaim technology and return to understanding the objects that surround us. “If you looked at a car engine in the 1960s you’d figure out how it worked. But you wouldn’t today,â€? he says. “This show allows a conversation with technology and demystifies the electronic nature of things.â€? Sound/Proof opens at 8 p.m. on Saturdays. Admission is by donation. For more information on the show, visit www.cafeforcontemporaryart.com. To view Brummer’s other musical endeavours, see www. thirtystone.com

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ll my life I have wanted to be a rock star or the chance to pretend. The only music I remember in our house growing up was opera, Christmas and the Bee Gees. Dad’s record player sat on a shelf behind the den door where he would stack 10 albums that would play one after the other all Sunday. After the arrival of our two kids, one ZOOM with a solid ear for music and the other a ZOOM solid leg to sports, the music really began. Denise Kelly We had music playing in the background denise.play@gmail.com and not just the likes of Raffi but a solid variety of rock and roll, country and mainstream. To this day the kids laugh at the fact that when we have parties the music is so loud they can hear it over at their friends’ house a block away. In fact for my 40th birthday my husband crowned me Edgemont Idol and everyone was encouraged to come in costume to sing or act out their favourite song - best gift ever. My husband also loves “good music” and he has taught our family to respect the album. Two hundred albums hide alphabetically on the top shelf of our coat cupboard in our little tiny rancher and when we have parties the guests get to choose which album to hear this is referred to as the “record game”. Thanks to a friend we found the local School of Rock where our son began piano lessons but quickly got the bug for electric then acoustic guitar and vocals and is now part of a performance band. The founder’s name is ironically S. Melody! She and her passionate teachers teach way more than just musical notes for they encourage and inspire these musicians to live their dreams among like minded friends. Like a family, they are safe to move out of their comfort zone to reach their potential. Watching our son on stage playing in his band, singing vocals to songs from artists he loves is as good for me as being that rock star. He has gained the love of music and treasures his collection of concert tickets from some of those favourite artists that he and his dad have enjoyed from the likes of Neil Young, The Who, AC/DC, John Fogerty, Eric Clapton with many more planned. Living vicariously through my son, I am that rock star. Denise Kelly is a North Vancouver Boomer proudly living with her two children, husband and dog Mel. She looks forward to sharing stories to motivate others. She can be reached at denise.play@gmail.com

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effect is severe enough to meet the requirements. A qualified health professional (such as a medical doctor, optometrist, psychologist, occupational therapist, speech-language pathologist, or audiologist) must certify that you have one or more mental or physical impairments that have markedly restricted all or almost all of your basic activities of daily living for at least 12 months (or are expected to last for at least 12 months). You may transfer part of your age, disability, or pension tax credit to your spouse or common-law partner if you do not need the whole amount to reduce your federal tax to zero. By doing so, you are reducing your taxable income by allocating income on the tax return to your spouse or common-law partner. Finally, the medical expenses credit can be claimed for expenses paid by you or your spouse for medical services or products. Eligible expenses may include professional medical services; equipment and supplies or medicines; medical treatments or hospital services; lab exams and tests; private

health services or attendant care; nursing or group home fees; or renovation, moving and travel expenses for medical treatment. There are other medical expenses that may be claimed if a physician indicates that they are required. Filing your income tax can be a stressful task for many seniors. However, planning ahead and understanding your options can help you to save your hard earned money. For more information on any of the tax credits discussed in this article, please contact the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) at 1-800-959-8281 or visit their website at www.cra-arc.gc.ca. There are also low or no-cost volunteer tax preparation clinics available for low-income seniors and persons with a disability on the North Shore. For more information about these clinics call North Shore Community Resources at 604985-7138.

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Your Premier Builder for over 25 Years Home makeover artists Pierina Brown (left of North Vancouver), Margo Meade, Terry Meade and Doreen Gowans worked tirelessly around the clock to complete the renovations at a trailer in Kamloops as part of the Variety Show of Hearts Telethon. Photo courtesy Kamloops This Week.

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However, her face is showing the effects of someone who hasn’t slept in two days. She can’t afford shut-eye. A comfy pillow can come after the job is done. Brown, who runs a design company in North Vancouver, is leading a group of residents in a home-makeover project for a Kamloops family who could really use the help. The recipients of the transformation are the Lust family - Len, Leanne and Desiree. The catch - the family had no idea that, while they were away on a visit to Vancouver last week, the small army of friends and volunteers were busy making over their modest trailer in Kamloops. The big reveal took place on live television on Sunday, Feb. 13, as part of the Variety Show of Hearts Telethon on Global TV. (The telethon raised more than $7 million.) Mom Leanne and three-year-old Desiree both have cerebral palsy - a condition that can cause physical disability - and the family has had a recent run of bad luck. So, when a friend contacted Brown and asked if she could help in any way, she was moved to act. “I’m lucky,” she said, with tears in her eyes. “I’m so fortunate to have healthy kids.” Though Brown had never met the Lust family, she did see a video of little Desiree - who she now calls her “princess”- and was heartbroken. “That was enough for us to say, ‘We’re going to help you,’” she said. And help is what this group has done. With Brown’s expertise in design, thousands of donated dollars and supplies was spent overhauling the trailer in just three short days. A group of 15 volunteers worked tirelessly around the clock to complete the renovation. The interior got a new paint job, kitchen floors

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Alberta Golden Gloves silver medalist. Not bad for a girl who only discovered the sweet science because the winters in Calgary weren’t ideal for marathon training. “It’s just too cold; you can’t run,” she says. “So, I joined a boxing club recreationally at the University of Calgary and that’s where I fell in love.” Having grown up in North Vancouver, it was school, not athletics, that took her east. She studied graphic design at the Alberta College of Art and Design, before returning to the North Shore to complete her post-secondary education at Capilano University. When she got back to North Van, she quickly joined the North Burnaby Boxing Club and began training under a handful of instructors until she met coach and future husband Dave Schuck. It was then, she says, things got serious.

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Favourite subjects in school? “Band and choir. I play trombone for the jazz and concert bands and sing in the vocal ensemble and concert choir.” Pet peeve? “I’ve got a lot of them. One is when someone goes off in their own little world when I’m talking to them. That’s annoying.” What’s on your bedroom wall? “Two hockey paintings, a poster of all 30 NHL team logos and a poster of [the movie] The Italian Job.”

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now named after him. Karen Magnussen is the most prolific North Shore winner, having won the Junior Athlete in 1967, the Comeback Award in 1970 and the Senior Athlete in 1971, ’72 and ’73. Five others have been twotime winners: George Morfitt, Master Athlete in 1977 and ’78; Dave Wilkinson, High School Athlete in 1982 and ’83; Paige Gordon, Junior Athlete in 1989 and Senior Athlete in 1993; Alison Sydor, Senior Athlete in 1995 and 2004; and Rosalyn Hicks, High School Athlete in 1997 and University Athlete in 2003. There are some interesting common denominators among the 34 North Shore athletes and teams who have won a total of 44 Sport BC awards over the years. So here’s the ultimate quiz for you to try, with answers at the end (don’t peek). Aside from all winning Sport BC awards, what do each of these groups of North Shore athletes, coaches and officials have in common? 1. Harry Jerome (former world sprint record holder), Karen Magnussen (1973 world figure skating champion), Elaine Tanner (the Mighty Mouse of swimming), Stephen Pickell (swam for Canada in the 1976 Olympics), Alison Sydor (former professional mountain biker), Paul Kariya (two-time winner of the Lady Byng Trophy as the NHL’s most gentlemanly player) and Blythe Hartley (bronze medallist in 10-metre synchronized diving in the 2004 Olympics). Hint: Think gold, silver and bronze. Worth: 1 point.

1972 and 1973) and Maureen (Crowley) de St. Croix (Sport BC’s 2001 master athlete of the year). Hint: The Highwaymen came riding. Worth: 3 points.

6. Sydor, Hartley, Dorothy Lidstone (1969 world archery champion) and Lauren Woolstencroft (the first Canadian to win five gold medals in a single Paralympic Winter Games). Hint: Wild Rose country. Worth: 4 points.

7. Pickell, Sarah Pike (1985 Sport BC high school athlete of the year) and Philip Bester (pro tennis player who is now 256th in the world ranking as of this week, his highest position ever) Hint: Spartans rule. Worth: 4 points. 8. Jerome, Tanner, Pickell, Bird, Hawkins (first Canadian to high jump 7’0”), Brit (Lind-Petersen) Townsend (won the B.C. high school 1500m in 1975 and bronze in the 1987 PanAmerican Games) and Paige Gordon (silver medallist in the three-metre diving event at the 1991 Pan-American Games). Hint: Not just Olympians. Worth: 6 points.

9. de St. Croix, Hawkins, B.J. McHugh (marathon record holder in the 75-79 North Shore athletes, top and 80-84 age classes), Olga to bottom, Harry Jerome, Kotelko (took up track Karen Magnussen and Lauren and field at age 77), Les Woolstencroft are among a long McDonald (first president list of Sport BC Athlete of the of triathlon’s international Year awards winners. Jerome: Len governing body) and George Corben photo. Magnussen: North Van Morfitt (former president of Archives collection. Woolstencroft: Jenna the Canadian squash racHauck photo. quets association). 2. Magnussen, Kariya, Britt Hint: The older the better. Janyk (won her first World Cup Worth: 7 points. ski event in the downhill in Aspen, Colorado, in 2007) and Manny Osborne-Paradis (first 10. Jerome, Magnussen, Tanner, Lidstone, Canadian to have World Cup wins in two skiing Sydor, McDonald, Morfitt, and Linda Moore disciplines, downhill and Super G in 2009). rink (won the 1985 world curling championship). Hint: Competed in the five rings of ice and Hint: Election is only for the best. Worth: 8 snow. Worth: 2 points. points. Note: Other former Sport BC award winners 3. Shelley Howieson (longtime coach at SFU), include Arlene McLaughlin, Anita Botnen and Rosalyn Hicks (Argyle multi-sport star in the Hollyburn’s 1969 synchronized swimmers. 1990s), Diana Artuso (All-Canadian at Capilano University in 1997 and ’98) and John Meachin Answers: Hey, you’re peeking. 1. All won (once refereed a game in front of 100,000 fans in Olympic medals 2. All competed in the Winter Mexico City). Olympics 3. All involved in soccer 4. All graduHint: White is the colour, … is the game. ated from Handsworth 5. All attended Hillside Worth: 2 points. 6. All were born in Alberta 7. All attended Sentinel 8. All competed in the Olympics, 4. Hartley, Ian Bird (Canadian field hockey star who played in the 1988 and 2000 Olympics), Commonwealth Games and Pan-American Games 9. All won Sport BC Master Athlete David Wilkinson (set the still-standing B.C. awards 10. All have been elected to the BC high school 110-metre hurdles record in 1982), Sports Hall of Fame. Eugene Wong (voted Canada’s top male amateur Total points: 40. Outstanding: 30-40. Very golfer for 2010) and Jessica Barnett (captain of good: 20-29. Still need to read this column regutwo teams – basketball and soccer – that won larly: 0-19. B.C. high school championships in 2009). Hint: Think blue and gold. Worth: 3 points. This is episode 411 from Len Corben’s treasure chest of stories – the great events and the quirky 5. Tanner, Janyk, Jean Sparling (winner of both the 100 metres and 200 metres at the B.C. – that bring to life the North Shore’s rich sports high school track and field championships in history.


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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 545

FUEL

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MEDICAL SUPPLIES

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PETS

BEAGLE PUPS, tri colored, good looking, healthy, $500. (604)7963026. No Sunday calls BELGIAN MALINOIS 1 Female, 7 months, reg’d, vet ✓, top working bloodlines good watchdog, 1-250333-8862 weldonbay@gmail.com BLUE HEELER 2 fem. 1 male born Dec 18.10 first shots, dewormed, ready to play $395 (604)826-6964 CAIRN TERRIER puppies, CKC reg’d, vet checked, microchipped, shots, $1000. Call 604-625-1131. CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 856-4866 CHIHUAHUA tiny pups. ready to go now. $600. Call 604-794-7347.

CHINESE SHAR PEI pups. House raised. Well socialized. Vet chek’d., shots. Av. now 604814-0038. sonjasdogs@yahoo.ca GERMAN SHEPHERD Puppies registered, quality German & Czech bloodlines. Guar. 604-856-8161 GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS. 1 male & 2 female. $800. 1st shots & dewormed. Call 778-863-6332. Golden Retriever puppies born Nov. 23, third generation of healthy puppies, home raised in a canine 4H obedience family & well played with, ready to go, c/w first shots & deworming, $650. Mission 604820-4827. LAB, PUPS pure bred, no papers. Family raised, vet chk, dewormed. Ready to go $350 (604)793-3307 NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com NORWEGIAN ELKHOUND pups. Reg’d., micro chipped, 1st shots. Ready mid March. 604-823-2259 mitzvig@hotmail.com PB Blue Nose Pitbulls, Razor’s Edge bloodlines, Seal blue coats with blue eyes, 1st shots & dewormed. $900 Call 778-877-5210 YELLOW LAB pups. 8 weeks old, ready to go. Vet checked, 1st. shots. Parents on site. $500. 604-852-6176 Abbts

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RENTALS 730

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CARS - DOMESTIC

2003 VOLSKWAGEN GOLF Only 16,000/km’s. $11,000. 604-852-5719 or 604-308-2963. 2006 HONDA CIVIC 2 door, 5 spd manual, 80K, red, $6850 firm. Call: 604-538-9257. 2007 HONDA CIVIC 4dr auto,100K loaded, leather, spoiler, $9300/obo. 778-836-4422 or 604-592-4422. 2009 TOYOTA MATRIX 4/dr auto p/w, p/l, AC, cd player, 88K, silver. $9800. Call 604-825-9477.

MISC. FOR RENT

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HOMES FOR RENT

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AUTO FINANCING 847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 2001 BMW 320I, fully loaded, leather, auto, AirCared, 142K, $6900. Call 778-552-1462. 2007 JEEP COMPASS, great cond, $17,500. Call: (604)574-1189.

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2006 CHEVY SILVERADO, 4X4, 6L,V8, a/c p/w ext cab, shortbox, 89,000km. $12,000. 604-858-2865.

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1996 FORD RANGER, loaded, V6, Air Care runs good ext cab. $2300. 778-836-4422 604-592-4422 1997 GMC Black Sierra 1ton, 2WD, Dually, ext cab, lthr, auto, V8, gas p/w,p/d,164K, $5500. 604-309-9897 2002 FORD F150 Lariat - 4x4, exc. cond. leather, new tires, local, 160K no accid., $9888 / 778.861.8355 2003 GMC DUAMAX, auto, extra cab, long box, 4x4, 254,000km. $11,000. 604-991-2894

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Sinfonia Orchestra at Centennial Theatre this weekend.

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usic lovers can roll up their sleeves this weekend and dig in to an “aural feast” of sounds from around the globe. On Saturday, Feb. 26, the North Shore’s Sinfonia Orchestra presents “World Harmony” at Centennial Theatre — a show that promises a veritable buffet of international music and dance. Organizer Carolyn Cole says ticket holders can expect the unexpected, including everything from the popular Maritime ballad I’s the B’y to traditional Japanese, Persian, Czech, and First Nations folk songs. The use of folk songs, notes Cole, is a unique

twist for a classical orchestra. In addition to music and dance, the performance will include a multimedia display and a spoken word segment by students at North Vancouver’s Handsworth secondary. “In some ways it’s almost like a party, or a festival that celebrates different cultures,” says Cole. This is key, she adds, because it helps bridge the gap between people of different backgrounds within our own community. Tickets for the show are still available through the Centennial Theatre Box Office at 604-9844484 or online at www.centennialtheatre.com. Prices are $35 for adults, $30 for seniors and $15 for students. For more information visit www.sinfonia.ca.

On the Calendar

FEBRUARY 25 TO 27 Book Sale: Tons of great books to read (plus DVDs and CDs) are up for grabs at the Lynn Valley Library. Please bring your own bags. Friday, February 25: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, February 26: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, February 27: 12 to 4 p.m. Everything half price on Sunday. TO FEBRUARY 26 Time (Time Again): Late Works by Lionel Thomas + John Vanderpant at the WV Museum. Exhibit places their work in juxtaposition for the first time, presenting 14 vintage photographs by Vanderpant (from the period 1929 - 1936) and 15 paintings by Thomas (from the period 1985 -1987). TO MARCH 6 West Coast Folk Art: Mixed media exhibition featuring the works of Jens Diercks, Lynsey Paterson, and Aleksandar Visnjic at the Ferry Building Gallery. Opening reception February 22 from 6 to 8pm. Artists in attendance on Saturday February 26 from 2 to 3pmTo February 20. http://ferrybuildinggallery.com ~ 925 7290 TO MARCH 6 For the Love of Colour: solo show at Silk Purse featuring oil paintings by artist Lynn Webster, a member of the Canadian Federation of Artists. TO MARCH 12 Blithe Spirit: Comedy by Noel Coward, directed by Ryan Crocker at Deep Cove Shaw Theatre, Wed.

through Sat. at 8 pm. Tickets $18 for adults; $16 seniors and students. 604-929-9456 or www. FirstImpressionsTheatre.com FEBRUARY 25 • An Evening with Maestro Bramwell Tovey: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra director Bramwell Tovey shares stories, talks about his new opera, and performs a selection of music on the piano at the West Van Library, 7:30p.m. FEBRUARY 26 • Heritage Fayre: Park Royal North 2-4pm. Displays/info about local groups: environmental, heritage, historical, community including BlockWatch, Parks, and AmblesideNow. Piper at 3 p.m. • Ambleside Players and Ambleside Orchestra: a concert at St. Andrew’s United Church, North Vancouver, 7 PM. Program includes Vivaldi, Bach, Beethoven, Gottfried Finger and Gershwin. Admission is by donation. 604-904-3620. FEBRUARY 27 • Snowshoe Tours: Cypress and historic Hollyburn Lodge. Reservations required. Family Snowshoe: Meet at 10 a.m.; tour lasts to 12:30p.m. Snowshoe Tour: Meet at 1p.m.; tour lasts to 3:30p.m. • Feel Like a Star: Oscar night party and fundraiser organized by three Northshore residents at Gossip, 750 Pacific Blvd, Plaza of Nations, Pacific Avenue, Vancouver. (Please note new location.) At 3:30 p.m. enjoy your own red carpet

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accident on the wooden rollercoaster at the PNE. A group of his friends and admirers – including North Shore bassist Dino NiNicolo – have arranged a Soul to Soul benefit concert for Inge, who is now paralyzed from the neck down, at The Yale, 1300 Granville Street in Vancouver. Doors open at 3; the show is from 4 to 8 p.m. Tickets $20 at the door. Riley Inge Trust Fund at Vancity, account #702886, branch 2.

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