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O.B. joins land claims discussions Municipality wants to ensure interests are represented Ryan Flaherty News staff

Oak Bay will soon have a voice in the negotiations of First Nations land claims. The District is the latest municipality to join the Te’mexw Treaty Advisory Committee, giving the group 12 members in total. The committee has contracted a consultant to sit at the negotiating table on their behalf at discussions between the federal

and provincial governments and three South Island First Nations communities, represented collectively as the Te’mexw Treaty Association. Municipal representatives had been reluctant to get involved up to this point, largely due to the fact that there is currently no claim on traditional First Nations lands in Oak Bay. But given the complicated treaty negotiation process, they’ve recently reconsidered. “There may be issues related to the treaty lands,” said municipal administrator Mark Brennan. “They could be located anywhere, they could be in Oak Bay, we don’t know. It’s unlikely, but

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vote on any treaty matters. But it is permitted to participate in the negotiations so that any impact land claims might have on the region’s municipalities would be taken into consideration. To that end, the group drew up an interest paper in 2006, which was re-written in June 2010. However, since the CRD recently joined the committee, it is being re-written a third time to take regional interests into account. “Nine local governments have land within their jurisdiction,” said the group’s consultant, Dave Drummond. PLEASE SEE: Land claims process, Page A5

Students on the hunt for housing this fall might have a slightly easier time finding an apartment than in recent years. “The past couple of years we’ve seen vacancy rates a little higher than they have been over the past four or five years,” said Travis Archibald, senior market analyst for the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation. “Even though they’ve gone up, they’re still quite low compared to other major centres across the country. There’s still strong demand for rental accommodation in Victoria.” Total apartment vacancies rose 0.1 per cent from 1.4 to 1.5 between the fall of 2009 and 2010. The average across 35 major centres in Canada last year was 2.6 per cent. “When prices adjusted and mortgage rates were so low, we saw a lot of people make the move from renting to purchasing, so that freed up some of the rental stock,” Archibald added. According to the most recent numbers from a spring 2011 survey, rents have risen slightly – up 1.2 per cent from April 2010 to 2011, when the provincial average rose 1.5 per cent. The average cost of one and two bedroom apartments in Greater Victoria is $796 and $1,024, respectively. The CMHC survey looks at purpose-built rental stock, not privately rented suites.

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New Oak Bay High opening pushed back a year Logistics, not funding, is the issue principal says Ryan Flaherty News staff

A new tentative date has been set for the opening of the new Oak Bay High school and neighbourhood learning centre. Representatives with the school and the Greater Victoria School District hope to officially open the doors of the new facility at the start of the 2013-2014 school year. It’s a year later than the initial target date, but school officials say that’s a fair price to pay to make sure the project is handled correctly. School principal Dave Thomson added that any worries the province might hold back its financial commitment are unfounded. “I don’t think there are funding issues, but it’s a

process, that’s for sure,” he said. “There were some questions asked by the Ministry (of Education) about specific sources of funding. “It’s not disagreement, just clarification so that when the contract is there, all the pieces fit.” Thomson is hopeful that the provincial Treasury Board will approve the final funding model for the project sometime in September. In the meantime, he’s doing everything he can to make sure things are ready to go as soon as they get the goahead. “What we’re continuing to do is talk about the detail, talk to the user groups in our communities, talk about what we want to end up with, knowing that when we get Treasury Board approval, we’re in fast-track mode,” he said. “The quicker we get a shovel in the ground, the quicker we can be finished.” It is expected that once final approval is given, it will take about six months to contract out the work on

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Oak Bay Community Association member Gerald Smeltzer, left, Oak Bay Parks and Rec committee chair Monty Holding and resident Kavas Dadadchanji look at plans for the new Oak Bay High during an open house at the current school last fall. Construction on the project isn’t expected to start until next spring. the $64-million facility. That would mean starting construction sometime next spring. A delay in a project of this size is not unheard of, said Tom Ferris, chair of the Greater Victoria board of education.

“It would have been great if (the Treasury Board) had pushed the funding forward right away ... but on the other hand I don’t know that anybody expected that to happen.” Oak Bay-Gordon Head MLA Ida Chong just so hap-

pens to be a member of the Treasury Board and has a unique perspective on how the system works. She’s mindful of the need for due diligence on the government’s behalf. “I would be curious about what (funding) inconsisten-

Top Guns at UVic take aim at cancer Natalie North News staff

Blend four business degrees, the desire to boost cancer prevention, a pink 2001 Dodge Caravan and the nostalgia of a classic 1980s film. The result: Top Guns Charity, created by four recent University of Victoria business school grads to help university students across the country fundraise for local breast cancer prevention and treatment agencies. And one more thing, the mix also includes pink flight uniforms and aviator sunglasses. In 2007, Kenneth Heinbecker founded Top Guns at the University of Calgary with the sale of aviator sunglasses to benefit the

Canadian Cancer Society. In 2010, Top Guns branches were formed at the University of British Columbia and UVic, which raised $3,500 for the society that year. This summer, Bear Johal, Cam MacQueen, Taylor Love and Drew Zimmerman put their degrees to work and registered the charity with the hopes of setting up more groups across the country. “It’s really evolved and this is the next step,” Johal said. “We all just graduated – that’s a high in itself,” added Love. “To be able to use our talents, our skills in the real world, is extremely exciting.” The guys are preparing for an 80-day Think Pink fundraiser tour on university campuses from Victoria to St. John’s, Nfld. with the

cies or concerns Treasury Board staff would raise, and I would want those questions answered,” she said. “But I will have my local MLA hat on as well, sharing with my colleagues my support for this project.” When complete, the new school will feature a more open concept and will include such features as a 450-seat performing arts theatre, and a neighbourhood learning centre, which will include space for a daycare, a teen centre and the hosting of community programs. The project came about after a Ministry of Education study determined that a new school would cost less than making necessary seismic upgrades to the existing buildings. The province initially allocated $54.2 million for the project. The remainder of the funds will come from various sources, including the municipality, the school district and community groups.

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Top Guns Drew Zimmerman, left, Taylor Love, Bear Johal and Cam MacQueen are reflected in sunglasses held by Johal. hope of expanding Top Guns to at least four more cities. They hope to raise $135,000, through the sale of sunglasses and other donations, to help purchase a film digitizer and a tissue processor for the Royal Jubilee and Victoria General hospitals. Top Guns are seeking help on every level, from volunteers to corporate sponsorship. For more

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Crashes caused by drunk drivers are well documented, but the record is much hazier when it comes to tracking collisions caused when the driver is stoned. The Centre for Addictions Research B.C. (CARBC) is launching Canada’s first study into the topic in hopes of determining the actual risk of smoking cannabis and driving. The study, co-authored by University of Victoria researcher Scott Macdonald, will be based on blood samples from as many as 3,000 drivers hospitalized after crashes across the province. “We don’t know the actual risk involved at various levels of smoking pot,” Macdonald said. “If you smoke two joints, what is the risk of being in a crash and how much higher is it than if you’re sober?” The study could impact impaired laws as much as past studies of alcohol and driving, Macdonald said.

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“What First Nations will have as a result of the treaty is the opportunity to purchase lands, generally in their area of interest. The T-sou’ke band wouldn’t be purchasing land in Victoria, for example. “Hopefully, we can get to a treaty that works for everybody.” Calls to the treaty association for comment were not returned by the News’ deadline. Drummond acknowledged treaty negotiations are a complicated process, and that it could be anywhere from three to five years before claims start being made. The newest version of the interest paper will likely be made public in October.

Douglas details ■ James Douglas, chief factor of the Hudson’s Bay Company at Fort Victoria and governor of Vancouver Island, Sir James Douglas negotiated 14 treaties with Island First Nations, beginning in 1850. ■ For information on the Te’mexw Treaty Association, visit ■ For details on the treaty negotiation process, visit temexw. That page includes a link to a historical account of the Douglas treaties.

Municipal auditor idea raises eyebrows Mayors question need, function of provincial officer Roszan Holmen News staff

A municipal auditor, as promised by Premier Christy Clark, seems like a solution looking for a problem, says Victoria Mayor Dean Fortin. Clark recently said a municipal auditor would be established by the province to help highlight cost savings measures. While the city always welcomes opportunities for efficiencies, the role of the auditor needs to be better defined, Fortin said. “Are they looking for munic-

ipal corruption? People may have issues, but I suspect the issues are more political,” he added, citing the tax ratio and the city’s involvement in affordable housing as examples of political policies outside the scope of an audit. The new oversight role appears to offer more benefit to small communities. “More than half of our municipalities have populations under 5,000,” said Oak Bay-Gordon Head MLA Ida Chong, who’s also minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. “They don’t have the capacity to do value-for-money audits or performance audits.” Neither Victoria nor Saanich fit that category. Saanich Mayor Frank Leon-

ard anticipates audits of par- say ‘Come on in.’” Chong’s office has sent out ticular services or project, rather than the municipality’s a survey to municipalities and regional districts operating budget. across B.C. The sur“A better use of vey asks municitheir time would be palities if an auditor to look at a particushould have authorlar service, say policity over other local ing in Greater Victobodies as well. ria, which is expenThe B.C. governsive, or a project like ment took similar building a bridge or steps to oversee an LRT or a sewage school districts, treatment plant, and imposing common audit that expendi- Ida Chong payroll and personture to see if taxpayers got value for their money,” nel systems on boards of education and appointing “superLeonard said. “The provincial auditor or intendents of achievement” comptroller general don’t usu- to monitor district efforts to ally look at the day-to-day oper- raise student performance. – with files from Tom ating budget, but if (a municiFletcher and Kyle Slavin pal auditor) every knocked I would never be reluctant, I’d

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Royals connect us to rest of Canada There is more to the return of the Western Hockey League than Victoria welcoming another sports franchise into the fold. The Royals have a chance to become a touchstone for citizens of this region, no matter how far they find themselves from Greater Victoria. Unlike the Salmon Kings, who toiled in the pro hockey underworld that is the ECHL, Victoria’s WHL club is part of a storied league that in many ways is interwoven into the fabric of many cities across Canada. This is more true today than it was for the former WHL Cougars, who called Victoria home from 1971 to 1994. The Canadian Hockey League, an umbrella organization for the WHL and its major junior counterparts in Ontario and Quebec, is a magnitude more sophisticated than it was two decades ago. Songs have been written about the Wheat Kings. Sault Ste. Marie still makes hay from the fact Wayne Gretzky played one spectacular season there, and Rimouski Oceanic jerseys with Sidney Crosby’s name on the back still sell well across the continent. Being connected to the CHL is what separates the nascent Royals from so many of the other legendary sports clubs that call Victoria home. Fans rightfully love such local institutions as the lacrosse Shamrocks and rugby’s James Bay Athletic Association. We also have our share of individuals who have gone on to represent the Capital Region at the highest level of amateur and professional sport, not to mention the world of entertainment. But, given time, a team playing in the WHL has an opportunity that is simply not available to any other club or athlete. Major junior hockey is one of the few enterprises present in most major communities from the Pacific to the Atlantic. Because of that, individual teams can enter the national consciousness. It will be much easier for other Canadians to recognize our city because we now have something tangible in common with theirs. But first, for the Royals to truly become a symbol of our community, this season needs to be the first of many – not just a temporary fling. Of course, if the team wants to speed the process of ingratiating itself with Victorians, they can do something the Salmon Kings struggled with: win games. We look forward to seeing them try. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: or fax 250-386-2624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Oak Bay News is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to


Layton’s dedication was inspiring When I listened to Layton Years ago during a job interview address the nation in his speeches, I was asked who inspires me. I was I admired his dedication to his 16 years old and answered “Martin Luther King Jr.” When the sandwich cause, and his optimism. It was his attitude that shop owner asked me I admired. Even in his last why, I told him that King letter to the people, that stood up for what he was very evident. believed in and wasn’t “My friends, love is afraid to do so, even better than anger. Hope is though he knew people better than fear. Optimism wouldn’t agree with him. is better than despair. So Later I was talking to let us be loving, hopeful my friends about the and optimistic. And we’ll interview and they told change the world,” he me I had made a mistake wrote. and should have said my When I was covering mother inspired me. I got Charla Huber the federal election back the job anyway. Written in Ink in May, I got goosebumps I have always loved watching the NDP take 58 hearing people’s life seats in Quebec. When the party stories. I guess that’s why I ended became the Official Opposition, up becoming a journalist. I felt so proud for the NDP and I never pass up the opportunity Layton. I knew I was witnessing to read a memoir or watch a history in the making. documentary on someone’s life. My I was covering a Liberal candidate favourite part of the job is going to and couldn’t help but clap to the someone’s house and listening to TV screen when I watched the them talk about the successes and numbers come in. challenges in their life. For many years I have heard There are people whose lives people talk about how the NDP have inspired me from afar, such would never reach that status, but as the innovative Henry Ford and it did. Layton believed it and I am so fearless interview crafter Barbara happy he was able to see his party Walters. There are people within make such an accomplishment the community I live and work in before he passed away. who inspire me as well. Whether we choose to vote for When I woke up to the news of the NDP or not, Layton’s dedication Jack Layton’s passing on Monday can be admired by all. morning, I was deeply saddened. I love watching passionate people It felt rather symbolic that it was work in their fields. I find it inspiring pouring rain, after numerous days to see people with such drive and of hot sun.

dedication. When I see someone who is successful, devoted and wellliked, I look at their strengths and qualities and hope to find that in myself. In learning about Layton’s political career and hearing he made his start as a city councillor, I began to think about the dozens of councillors in Greater Victoria. That got me thinking about what amazing things they might achieve one day, not to mention the things they already have accomplished. In November we will re-elect some councillors and give others a new start in municipal politics. As part of my job I go to council meetings and watch mayors and councillors in action. I have been able to learn a lot about politics, procedure and process. Change doesn’t happen overnight. Even when politicians have a desire to make things better, it often takes a long time. When I see councillors making decisions and voting on matters, I always admire those who make their decisions based on what the community has told them it wants, as opposed to the individual opinion of the councillor. For his years of service to his community and nation, Layton will be remembered. Maybe it’s time we look at our local politicians and appreciate their passion, drive and optimism before it’s too late. Charla Huber is a reporter with the Goldstream News Gazette.

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Learning the value of respect on Haida Gwaii

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I spent a week around July 1 in a cabin on one of Haida Gwaii’s remote islands. I was there to celebrate a birthday – not Canada’s, but my grandson’s second. And what a blessed time it was, hanging out with him without the distractions of email, phone calls, or television. When I got involved with First Nations communities in remote areas, one of the first lessons I learned was about the importance of respect. Without respect for each other, we don’t listen and we fail to learn. Instead, we try to engage in conversations set within the perspective of our values, beliefs, and ideas. It’s what led to the depredation of Europeans in the Americas, Africa, and Australia. It’s what led to catastrophic disasters when explorers failed to listen and learn from local people during expeditions to the Arctic, down the Nile, and into the Amazon. But respect should extend beyond our fellow humans, to all the green things that capture the sun’s energy and power the rest of life on Earth, to the birds, the fish, the rivers and

Readers respond: Fix CRD disproportionate representation Re: Time to rethink role of the CRD (Opinion, Aug. 19) Pirjo Raits deplores the power of CRD directors to “dictate what happens to municipalities or electoral areas other than their own.” She is not being consistent, since her own Sooke director serves on the small committee made up of West Shore directors that dictate land use decisions for the vast Juan de Fuca Electoral Area. This committee doesn’t bother Ms. Raits because it yields the pro-development results she wants. However, it scares the rest of us to have those who represent only 15 per cent of the people imposing their will on the other 85 per cent, with respect to 67 per cent of the regional district’s land area. At the root of the problem is the provincial government, which has played ball for a decade with those who would bar the majority from Juan de Fuca decisions. If the province had been a fair arbiter, I believe the CRD would have seemed fair as well, to Sooke and Ms. Raits, as well as to the rest of us. David Bodenberg Victoria

CRD’s structure meant to remain geographical Re: Time to rethink role of the CRD (Opinion, Aug. 19) More accurate information needs to be provided as to what the CRD is and what it is not. CRD governance, akin to all regional

oceans, the clouds and sky, to all the things that make this planet home and nurture our species. It rained every day but one on Hotsprings Island where we stayed. It’s a rainforest, and that’s to be expected. We dressed for it and went out at low tide to tickle geoduck siphons. My grandson squealed with delight as each clam ejected a jet of water to withdraw into the mud. The jumble of seaweed at water’s edge formed an astonishing collage of colour and shape, and we peered under leaves to find crabs, sculpins, and starfish. I was overwhelmed with the thought that this diverse miniature community of animals and plants had flourished for millennia, co-existing and interacting in ways we have yet to discover. All over the world, life has found ways to survive and thereby enable human beings to exploit the abundance and productivity that developed within diverse ecosystems. Human beings are a clever animal, able to overcome our deficits in size, speed, strength, and sensory abilities with curiosity and inventiveness. We

now know we’re not alone as tool makers, but no other species has been blessed with the incredible resourcefulness and creativity to make tools such as ours. I was impressed with my grandson’s response to his first birthday cake. He loved the novelty of the sweetness (his parents restrict his candy intake), but he only took three bites and was sated. If only we were all able to control our appetites so well. As a species, we have developed an insatiable hunger for stuff and the technological power and global economy to fulfill that consumptive demand. It once took the Haida people months to cut down an immense tree to use for their longhouses, poles, or canoes. Today, one man and a chainsaw can achieve the same thing in a matter of minutes. Driven by a thirst for economic growth and profit, without a sense of respect for the forest as an ecosystem, we use our technology to destroy the forest for a small part of its constituents. We justify clear-cutting huge swathes of forest as “proper silvicultural

practice” or “imitating naturally occurring fires or blowdowns.” But that’s all rationalization. Think of the incredible technologies in ocean fisheries – radar, sonar, GPS, tough materials for nets, and more. We use drift nets, longlines, and bottom draggers that take immense numbers of target species and so-called bycatch, species deemed of no value or unintentionally taken (birds, sharks, turtles, dolphins, etc). Now the consequences are apparent, something I would never have dreamed possible when I was a boy: the oceans that cover 71 per cent of Earth’s surface, the oceans that I was taught in high school were a “limitless source of protein”, are a mess, beset not only by overfishing, but dead zones bereft of oxygen, immense islands of plastic debris, and changing pH from carbon dioxide dissolving in the water. These thoughts flowed through my brain as I wondered about the kind of world my grandson will grow up in and how far we could go if we learn that simple word, respect. Learn more at

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districts in the province, is not based on population but on large geographic boundaries. Regional districts have three basic roles according to the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development website. Regional districts provide political and administrative framework for: • Provision of region-wide services such as regional parks, regional planning, solid waste and liquid waste. • Provision of inter-municipal or sub-regional services (via agreements) such as Seaparc and Panorama Recreation. • Acting as the local government for the electoral areas and providing local services such as drinking water and fire protection to communities within these areas. CRD is not a fourth level of government. It is modeled as a federation composed of municipalities and electoral areas in the large geographic area, each of which has representation on the regional board. It is true that Saanich currently has the greatest number of directors on the CRD board. Representation is based on population: one director represents every 25,000 residents. This also relates to the amount of taxpayer dollars that are invested in regional initiatives. Yes, Saanich and Victoria have the most directors around the current CRD table but even if all directors from those areas voted together, they could not carry any board vote by themselves. Another key voting structure revolves around financial spending. If the CRD members

wish to buy land for parks, for example, the vote would be based on a weighted vote system. Saanich directors have 22 and Victoria has 16. These taxpayers contribute more than other municipalities and should have a larger say on any expenditures, but, again if all those directors voted in favour they could not take the vote without other members’ support. The voting structure of all regional districts is dictated by provincial legislation. Through resolutions and bylaws it is responsible for the services provided by the regional district. It embodies the public welfare of its communities, which often means trying to balance each area’s vision with the concerns expressed by the people and organizations affected by its decisions. The Regional Growth Strategy was not created to dictate to member municipalities. It was created by all residents of this region, to help control infrastructure costs, to manage growth and economic areas and to protect our environment. Public process in each municipality consulted residents on how they saw their community progressing in relation to the RGS principles. The Trans-Canada Highway runs through Saanich. It carries an average weekday volume of 84,000 vehicles. We have shortcutting through neighbourhoods on our municipal roads. Is it fair that Saanich taxpayers pay for road improvements to a municipal road when the majority

of the traffic running through that neighbourhood is from the West Shore? Our regional taxpayers desire co-operation and collaboration to ensure one jurisdiction doesn’t incur expense for another’s decisions on land use. Everything is connected and we need to work together. Judy Brownoff Saanich councillor CRD director

Going private could be wrong answer Re: Playing Monopoly with B.C. Hydro (B.C. Views, Aug. 17) Before columnist Tom Fletcher prescribes dispensing with public-sector engineers in favour of private-sector “innovation,” he would do well to reflect on the legacy of a recent real-world example of a cost-saving privatesector “innovation” which was introduced over the objections of public sector engineers, namely the California-style leaky condo. Robert Smith Victoria

Transit in Greater Victoria baffles rider Welcome to a new session of B.C. Transit, whose motto is if you are riding our buses, we want to know why, so we can stop it. After years of painstaking planning to ensure your connecting bus pulls away just as you arrive on schedule, Victoria transit planners (an oxymoron if ever there was one) now turn to the mystery tour. They already built the Royal Oak exchange to

confuse riders. The most obscene portions were blended in to the McTavish roundabout. Now Transit has resorted to masking tape and crayons to baffle the rider at Royal Oak. Some bus numbers on stops are partially covered with tape and crayon marks are plastered about with printed sheets pointing hither and thither. Catch the #70 on the flyover, one notice exhorts. Flyover? Longing for jolly old England and its roundabouts and circuses, by Jove. If they mean the overpass, which is half a kilometre away, say so. September is coming and with it new fares, new taxes, less service and more confusion. And municipalities want to trust a billion-dollar LRT system to these folk? Patrick Murphy Victoria

Suzuki columns appreciated by group We would like to express our affirmation of your practice of including the syndicated feature articles by David Suzuki on aspects of ecology and environmental concern in issues of the News. It is so good to have his helpful and positive perspectives included regularly. David Suzuki is a unique Canadian and his dedication and views on the care of the Earth are very relevant. Arnold Ranneris clerk, Peace and Social Concerns Committee Victoria (Quaker) Friends Meeting

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Just three years ago, there was nowhere to see professional classical theatre in Victoria. That’s when Brian Richmond, a longtime theatre producer and director, founded Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre. The company started by mounting three classics in the summer of 2008. In the seasons that followed, it added an annual Christmas reading, then a fourth summer show, and now, for its 2011-2012 season, there’s an ambitious fall show planned. “We’re going to try to fill the Royal Theatre,” Richmond said. “It will be a test for us, and for theatre in Victoria, to see what we can support.” The largest theatre in Victoria, the Royal is twice the size of Blue Bridge’s regular 700seat venue, the McPherson Playhouse. And it’s where Buddy – the Buddy Holly Story will run for three shows in two days, Nov. 15 and 16. It’ll be presented by Blue Bridge, but produced by Vancouver’s Art Club Theatre

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through a new partnership between the two companies. “We’ll see how it goes and if we can continue bringing big shows here,” Richmond said. If Blue Bridge’s last season – it wrapped up this month with a two-week run of Paul Ledoux and David Young’s Fire – is any indication, audiences are keen to see its productions. Ticket sales jumped 35 per cent over the

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D Art Gallery hosts annual home tour Six gorgeous houses plus eight top artists equals one memorable day during the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria’s 2011 House Tour. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 11, visit six customdesigned dream homes, including a family-friendly live/work home, two homes planned for future retirement needs and a Belgian-inspired Uplands estate. Each home will also host some of Victoria’s finest artists at work, including painters Adelle Andrew, Robert Amos, Nixie Barton and Grant Leier, Manon Elder, Joan Pattee and Blu Smith, as well as ceramic artist Sam Dickie. Arrangements by the Victoria Flower Arrangers Guild will also complement each home. Tickets are $40 and are on sale now at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria on Moss Street, Peninsula Gallery in Sidney and all three Garden Works locations. Plus, each ticket purchased can be used for two-for-one admission at the gallery. All funds raised by the Gallery Associates support the AGGV’s exhibitions and programming. For information, visit or call 250-384-4171.

owntown, the University of Victoria’s recently renovated Legacy Art Gallery has re-opened with more exhibition space and facilities for learning, teaching and research. First on display in the new space is Convergence/ Divergence: Landscape and Identity on the West Coast, featuring works of some of the area’s best-known artists including Emily Carr, Rande Cook, Donald Harvey, E. J. Hughes, Max Maynard, Marianne Nicolson, Toni Onley and Norman Yates. Through a selection of prints, drawings, sculpture, paintings and mixed media works, the exhibit explores how artists on the West Coast, both settler and First Nations, respond to the West Coast landscape as a means of expressing identity. The works selected highlight contrasting artistic approaches and ways of relating to local landscapes, illustrating both First Nations’ and settlers’ complex relationships to the places they live. Don’t miss this last chance to see the 15th annual Canadian Glass Show at West End Gallery, where new pieces have been arriving throughout the summer. From fun, whimsical pieces to dramatic works of art, find pieces that appeal to a variety of aethetics and settings – on exhibit through September. WEST END GALLERY: Andrea Ripley, Cupcakes and Stand

On View Street, Madrona Gallery welcomes Crescendo: Frances Baskerville and Jeanne Campbell, opening Aug. 27 and continuing through Sept. 8. The exhibition and sale of new works from the two Victoria artists includes Baskerville’s intimate moments in dance and Campbell’s abstract compositions inspired by music. “A sense of unity is achieved through the counter point between the figurative and abstract imagery and is heightened through the visual rhythm of brushstrokes and colour found in both artists’ work.” Join the gallery for an opening reception with the artists Aug. 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. In the Humboldt Valley, Winchester Galleries hosts Now’s the Time, featuring work by Peter Daglish – “paintings, drawings and prints” focusing on aspects of ‘city life’ with its countless scenarios witnessed in restaurants and bars.” Currently living and working in London, England, Daglish taught at the University of Victoria 1969-71.

ECLECTIC: Donna Ion, Autumn Forest

In Fernwood, the Collective Works Gallery presents Al Williams’ Continued Encounters through Sept. 1, exploring “the evolution of images inspired by previous paintings,” while in nearby Oak Bay through Aug. 31, Red Art Gallery presents Friends and Other Funny Folks, a group show featuring a host of memorable and interesting characters – besides the artists themselves, who incude Leonard Butt; Marion Evamy; Genevieve Pfeiffer; Eleanor Lowden Pidgeon and Carollyne Yardley. Enjoy more than 30 paintings and sculptures by this group of talented and award-winning artists. Also on the Avenue, Avenue Gallery opens Go Big or Go Home, an exhibition featuring over-sized paintings by 10 of the gallery painters – Adelle Andrew, Ron

Elphinstone, David Graff, Mark Heine, Michael den Hertog, Brent Lynch, Catherine Moffat, Renato Muccillo, Blu Smith and Russ Willms. Join the gallery for the show opening Sept. 18 at noon, with a reception for all of the artists until 3 p.m. Eclectic presents Forest Patterns by Donna Ion, “an abstract interpretive view of our forests and grasslands,” Aug. 30 to Oct. 1. Join the gallery for an opening reception Sept. 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. At the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, this is the last weekend to take in the Summer Small Works Show and Sale, featuring original artwork in small format from some of the Island’s finest artists. Hung salon style in the historic Massey Gallery, this favourite event showcases more than 100 works of art for $200 to $400 each. In Saanich, Goward House presents an art show and sale by Lee Lowther Kergin, Sept. 2 to 28, Join the Cadboro Bay gallery for an opening reception with the artist on Sunday, Sept. 11 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. while in Cordova Bay, at the Gallery at Mattick’s Farm, September brings mixed media artist Carmen Mongeau.

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Builder helps raise funds for church Local builder Mike Miller, of Abstract Developments, has gathered support from Victoria’s building community to help restore St. John the Divine church, one of the city’s most valuable and historically significant buildings. When the 150-year-old heritage church was in dire need of a new roof, Miller appealed to his industry to contribute, and over the course of a one-hour fundraiser, raised more than $13,000 for the church’s Aspire Campaign. “St. John the Divine is a treasured part of the city,� Miller says, “and I’m honoured to be involved in helping to ensure its continued presence.� The continued success of St. John is essential not only for its aesthetic value, but also for all it contributes to the community,

Aspire Campaign co-chair Bea Holland (left) with Mike Miller, supporter of the building’s new roof campaign. says Miller, whose restoration work has included a painstaking, 18-month recreation of The Griffith – a stately 1910 Tudor Revival house – which earned two 2009 Gold CARE Awards and a Heritage designation from

the District of Oak Bay. Other community causes supported by Abstract Developments include the Power To Be Society, Vancouver Island Blues Bash and Victoria Women’s Transition House Society.

CARE Awards hosts People’s Choice contest Vote for your favourite finalist in the 2011 CARE Awards and be entered to win an overnight stay at Long Beach Lodge Resort. View photos of this year’s finalists and vote for your favourite: • To Sept. 4 at Mayfair Shopping Centre; • Sept. 5 to 11 at Hillside Centre; • To Sept. 11 – Vote on-line at where viewers can scroll through project photos and choose their favourite. For more information about the People’s Choice contest and the 2011 CARE Awards, visit

not for profit Volunteers needed – to provide diabetes information sessions to high-risk groups in Victoria. Previous speaking experience an asset. Hours vary from two to six hours per month; training/orientation provided. FMI: Jane Glen, Branch Co-ordinator, Canadian Diabetes Association, 250-382-5454 ext. 222 or jane.glen@ Fridays – Church of Our Lord Thrift Shop, 626 Blanshard St. (at Humboldt), 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Household items, clothing, jewellery and more. Parking at rear of church. FMI: 250-383-8915. Aug. 27 – Queen City Chapter, Eastern Star hosts its Cinderella’s Closet fundraiser. Shop for bargains on new and nearly new ladies’ fashions sizes 8-XL from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Eastern Star Hall, 3281 Harriet Rd. (lower level). All welcome. FMI: 250-475-7560. Aug. 27 – Staples Business Depot in Langford hosts its annual Stock the Lockers campaign 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a dunk tank and barbecue. Bring your appetite, your spare change and join JACK FM and Crash, live on-site. All money raised goes directly to the local school districts to provide school supplies to those in need. Aug. 28 – Britannia Legion, 780 Summit Ave., hosts Summer Sizzle, its annual outdoor party. Games, food, fun, prizes, meat draws music, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. No cover charge. FMI: 250-383-6411. Sept. 3 – Queen City Chapter #5, Order of the Eastern Star, community garage sale at the OES Hall, 3281 Harriet Rd., 9 a.m. to noon. Admission free; all welcome. FMI: 250-475-7560. Sept. 6 – Newcombe Singers Choir, a non-auditioned community choir, welcomes newcomers to its first two rehearsals to try it out before making a commitment. Rehearsals continue Tuesdays, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 1701 Elgin St. FMI: www.members. Sept. 10 – Iyengar Yoga Centre of Victoria celebrates BEST BUY - CORRECTION NOTICE NEWSPAPER RETRACTION FOR THE BEST BUY AUGUST 19 AND 26 CORPORATE FLYER On the August 19 and August 26 flyer, please note that the Best Buy Trade-In Event, which runs from August 19 to September 1, EXCLUDES all open box and clearance items. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our valued customers.

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Forum Links Local Environmental Sector Unique forum brings together conservation professionals, government representatives, individuals and community groups. very high-quality yet cost-effective and for more information about People with an interest in the conference and the Habitat training and capacity building for protecting the environment will Acquisition Trust, a non-profit, people who simply wouldn’t be have an opportunity to learn, regional land trust that works able to get it otherwise.” share information and forge to protect land permanently The day’s agenda includes a partnerships at this year’s 11th through land acquisition, session on non-profit funding annual Conservation Connection conservation covenants and strategies by the director of the Forum. education and stewardship. Land Trust Alliance of B.C., a Scheduled to take place The Victoria Foundation panel on writing effective grant Friday, Sept. 30 at Royal Roads is Canada’s second oldest proposals and another panel on University, the forum is presented and sixth largest community opportunities for collaboration by Habitat Acquisition Trust with funding support from the Victoria with municipal governments. This foundation. It manages funds either in perpetuity or for will include representatives from Foundation and others. specific purposes. The funds the municipalities of Saanich, This year’s conference will – or the earnings from them Sooke and Victoria. be the largest ever. It will feature – are distributed through grants “The City of Saanich works workshops, panel discussions and for charitable purposes or for with community groups to a guided nature walk of the Royal education bursaries Roads campus, which and scholarships. The is located in Hatley foundation’s services Park National Historic “The forum allows us to build awareness of include managing Site. A conference each other’s work and promote collaboration.” endowment funds on highlight will be the behalf of non-profit keynote presentation – Adam Taylor organizations such as by Bob McDonald, the the Habitat Acquisition host of the CBC radio Trust. The trust has created two transplant native plants from sites program Quirks and Quarks and endowment funds since 1999, that are due to be developed,” recipient of the Order of Canada. administered by the foundation. says Taylor. “Sooke has a large His presentation is sponsored by The Victoria Foundation’s community garden, while Vancity. grant of $7,500 for this year’s Victoria worked with South More than 100 organizations Conservation Connection is Park Elementary School and our are working on environmental one of 36 grants totalling just organization on a naturescape issues in the Greater Victoria over $123,000 the foundation project that restored a Garry oak region. They range from very has given to Habitat Acquisition meadow. These are all exciting small volunteer organizations to Trust since 2000. These include examples of the work that can be national groups with head offices funds granted on behalf of done in partnership with local in the city. the Outdoor Club of Victoria governments.” “With this number of Fund and the Good Planet Registration for the Sept. groups, communication can be eco lifestyle store through the 30 Conservation Connection a challenge,” says Adam Taylor, latter’s participation in the 1% Forum is $40 (includes lunch and executive director of Habitat for the Planet program, which refreshments), $30 for students Acquisition Trust. “The forum is managed at the foundation as well as staff and volunteers of allows us to build awareness to benefit a variety of local non-profit organizations. Those of each other’s work and environmental groups. who wish to register only for Bob promote collaboration. It’s a real For more information, visit McDonald’s keynote speech may community event and thanks do so for $10. to the continued support of the Visit to register Victoria Foundation, it also offers

Mom and baby tilling the soil: The Sooke Community Garden is an example of a partnership between a community group and a municipal government that will be discussed at this year’s Conservation Connection Forum. The Sooke Community Garden received $13,000 from the Victoria Foundation. Participants at a past Conservation Connection Forum network explore displays featuring the work of some of the 100-plus environmental groups in Greater Victoria.

75 years of enriching the community 2011 marks the 75th anniversary of the Victoria Foundation. To celebrate the foundation’s contributions to the community – and those of her late husband, the former Lieutenant Governor Bob Rogers – a donor-advised grant created by the late Jane Rogers supported the composition of an orchestral work by Victoria-based composer Anthony Genge. The Victoria Symphony will debut this gift on Sept. 12, the opening night of the 2011/2012 season. For tickets, call 250 385-6515 or see •• A17 A17

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Tom Fletcher Black Press

A tangle of technical issues is being sifted through by the B.C. Labour Relations Board as public school teachers and employers prepare for another disputed school year. The B.C. Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) applied to the labour board for a ruling expected by Friday on the scope of province-wide bargaining issues. The employer says the B.C. Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) has failed to present a full set of proposals at the provincial table. “The BCTF continues to attempt to negotiate provincial matters and matters that may not be bargained at this time (including class size, class composition and staffing ratios) at local tables,” the association stated in a bargaining bulletin. In June, teachers voted 90 per cent in favour of a strike mandate. In July, BCTF negotiators tabled demands including wage parity with other provinces, doubled bereavement leave to provide 10 days paid leave on the death of a friend or relative, increased preparation time and a retirement bonus that would give departing teachers an extra five per cent payout for each year worked. The employers say the pay

demand would mean a 21-per-cent raise for some teachers, in order to match Alberta wages. It calculates that the entire package of demands would cost an extra $2.2 billion. The B.C. government has settled contracts with a majority of its unionized staff this year, working within a “net zero” budget mandate. Education Minister George Abbott has repeatedly indicated that the same mandate applies to teacher talks, with any extra costs offset by savings in other contract areas. BCTF president Susan Lambert says if no negotiated settlement is reached by Sept. 6, teachers will start phase one of strike action by refusing all non-essential duties. The relationship between the sides is reflected in an LRB arbitration handed down Aug. 5. The BCTF accepts that taking attendance is an essential service, but tried to refuse to send attendance information to the school office. For a second time, the LRB rejected the union’s request to refuse passing on that information. The board stated that monitoring attendance and sending in the results represent a safety issue. Teachers cannot refuse to do it and force a management person to collect the data, it ruled.



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■ European & Classic Car Picnic ■ Sun., Aug. 21 ■ Queen Alexandra Centre

Beautiful classic cars & family fun roll onto music Queen Alexandra grounds More than 180 cars were on display at the Queen Alexandra Centre this past Sunday, Aug. 21, thrilling more than 2000 people attending the European & Classic Car Picnic. Hosted by the Vancouver Island Region Porsche Club of America and the Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children, the ninth annual event brought in more than $43,000 in support for Jeneece Place. Set to open Jan. 20, 2012, Jeneece Place will be a home away from home for more than 600 families each year who travel to Victoria for medical care. Car enthusiasts strolled through an incredible variety of beautiful, unique and interesting vehicles. Children and families thoroughly enjoyed the Tom Thumb pedal cars, an imagination craft station, magic shows and a bouncy castle. Country Grocer generously donated the food for the barbecue concession and organizers were delighted to feature delicious cupcakes from Crumsby’s Cupcake Café. Many visitors also went home happy with great items won at the silent auction, featuring donations from many local businesses. Lyndon Viterbo was the lucky winner of the raffle for two tickets anywhere WestJet flies. The Queen Alexandra Foundation is grateful to all of the sponsors, participants, spectators and volunteers who made the European & Classic Car Picnic a huge success.

Rudi Koniczek shows his 1954 Mercedes Benz 300SL Gull Wing.

Donna Moreau and Tony Stanford with their 1985 Porsche Carrera.

15-month-old Madeline Hammond-Instone takes the driver’s seat in her granddad’s scratch-built Locost.

John and Tricia Watts with Chris Beresford showing a 1974 Alfa Romeo Spider.

Lisa Adamschek, Janna Little and Ted Little.

Sebastian and his dad Dennis Wong look over the cars.

Three-year-old Henry Mason smiles as he sits in the driver’s seat.

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The Arrival

Startin’ fresh

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Royals players put the move behind them as main training camp opens Monday Travis Paterson News staff


he scene is the second period of game 1 of the Western Hockey League first-round playoff series between the sixth-place Chilliwack Bruins and third-place Spokane Chiefs on March 25. The score is 1-1. Bruins centre’ Kevin Sundher breaks down the right wing on a 2-on-1 with left winger Jamie Crooks. Sundher cuts left around sliding Chiefs’ defender Tanner Mort and makes a perfect pass for an easy tap-in by Crooks, giving the Bruins a 2-1 lead. Premature maybe, but the Bruins were in control of the series. The Chiefs eventually came back to win that March 25 game in overtime, 3-2, and pushed the Bruins out in five games. As the Victoria Royals open main camp on Monday (Aug. 29) all the hype and excitement of their 2011-12 debut will slowly give way to the fact this is not a new team. It’s a team with a returning core of players who are bringing preexisting, nasty rivalries against the Vancouver Giants, Kamloops Blazers and Kelowna Rockets. It’s a team that ended the 2010-11 regular season and playoffs knowing their time in Chilliwack was up, but is shunning the idea there’s any baggage from the move. “It was a shock but it wasn’t as hard on the boys (as one might think),” said forward Robin Soudek following a team skate at Save-OnFoods Memorial Centre on Tuesday. After all, most players left their homes long ago to join the WHL. A former Edmonton Oil King, Soudek is a Czech import who scored 25 goals and 57 points for the Bruins last year. He said the leaked news of the team’s sale and relocation was harder for the city and the team’s billets. “We heard all the rumours but no one really knew what was going on. We thought it was one or two years away, not (one month). Finally, in March sometime, the ownership came in to the dressing room and told us.” WHL and RG Properties didn’t make the news official until April 20,

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Ryan O’Byrne of the Colorado Avalanche explains an exercise to the Royals with Robin Soudek, centre front, and Emerson Hrynyk, right front. Justin Courtnall (standing at back) of Boston University and other NCAA, AHL and ECHL players skated with the Royals main group in anticipation of the upcoming hockey season. nearly a month later. “Billets were doing a favour for the team. That was the sad part.” Soudek is one to watch in 2011-12. He arrived last week to logos plastered on bus stops all over town, is aware this town. He is aware this town has a history of hockey and, is just as excited to play here as the city is to have him. Self-imposed expectations for Soudek are to equal his output from last year but don’t be surprised if the 20-year-old right winger is in the mix to lead the team in scoring this year.

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Rookie camp. Aug. 25 to 28: scrimmages from 8 a.m. to 10:15 p.m., at SOFMC. Main Camp. Aug. 29 to 31: Scrimmages from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5:15 to 10:15 p.m. Aug. 31 intra-squad game (by donation), 7:05 p.m. at SOFMC. All days at SOFMC except Aug. 30 at Bear Mountain Arena.

Mike Forsyth is one of a handful of key returnees who’ll be counted on to fill the net in 2011-12. Sharon Tiffin/ News staff

wo weeks prior to main camp a quartet of returning Victoria Royals were the first of their team to skate at Save-OnFoods Memorial Centre. Of the many questions asked of them by local media, the most common was an easy one, seeking their reaction to the new barn. “Speechless,” said goalie Keith Hamilton. “Same rink (as rival Kelowna) but on steroids,” said forward Brendan Persely. “Probably the best facility in the league,” said forward Mike Forsyth. Think these guys are excited? Persely and Forsyth are returning Chilliwack Bruins, along with defenceman Zach Habscheid, who also partook in the league-mandated captain’s ice, in which management cannot interfere. The trio skated and took easy shots on Hamilton, the newly acquired netminder who came in a summertrade from the Portland Winterhawks. Judging by the initial greeting, Royals fans will want to keep their eyes on Persley, a Kelowna product with a ton of personality. “(On the ice) I’m a grinder, looking to dig the puck out and make that nice pass, but it doesn’t happen (as much I’d like). “(Off the ice) I’ll be talking up the guys to try and keep everyone relaxed, especially at the beginning of the season,” he said. Persley is the first player since the team moved to Victoria to confirm that yes, the Royals’ biggest rivalries are with the Vancouver Giants and Kamloops Blazers. Geography may keep the Giants and Royals as rivals but their love for each other, or lack thereof, is preexisting. “(Sept. 24) is going to be an unreal home opener (against the Giants).” Persley also added that, out of loyalty to coach and general manager Mark Habscheid, a heated rivalry has taken hold with the Kelowna Rockets, the team Mark guided to the 2004 Memorial Cup. Players will continue to arrive and settle with their billets this week as the rookie draft wraps up Sunday (Aug. 28) and main camp runs Monday to Wednesday.

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Layritz only gain from world series appearance Team ended Canada’s seven-year losing streak Travis Paterson News staff

Heading into the 2011 Junior Softball World Series, Canada hadn’t won a game in seven years. Despite taking just one win in five games, the Layritz girls team (aged 13 and 14) can consider their trip to Kirkland, Wash., a success. “The goal going in was to win some games and end the streak and we did that,” said coach Paul Tucker. Adding to Canada’s world series story was the fact 10 of Layritz’ 13 players were first-years, while the majority of the teams were in their second year. Layrtiz ended the tourney with a bang on Saturday, edging the Netherlands 1-0 for ninth place. “We didn’t play our best over the tournament. We were competitive but some of the games we were (leading) before losing,” Tucker said. The Netherlands (1-4) were no slouch either, having beaten a very good Alaska (U.S. West) team

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Representing Canada, the Layritz junior softball team ended their Junior Softball World Series schedule with a 1-0 win over Netherlands’ champion EMEA Utrecht. in round robin play. Perhaps the team’s destiny was altered when the opening game on Aug. 14 was delayed overnight. Layritz was up 4-1 against the hosts Bellevue in the second inning before Bellevue came back and took a 6-4 lead. That was the score when the game was called due to darkness. It re-started on Monday with Bellevue winning 11-5. “It was a hard way to start the tournament,” Tucker said, adding there were other positives in the round robin losses. Layritz played strongly against eventual winners Michigan, keeping the game to a three-run deficit into the fifth inning before losing 9-2.

Part of the process ■ About half of Layritz’ roster was on the Layritz girls team who went to the 2010 Little League softball (11-12) world series. ■ The tournament was an eye-opener for the eight Layritz girls going to Lambrick Park’s baseball academy this year. ■ Layritz consists of district players Christina Bourassa, Breanna Dunn, Mary Harding, Leah Johnson, Georgia Martin, Raven McKinney, Alex Patton, Allie Pellizzaro, Jenna Saulnier, Sydney Sparanese, Megan Thomson, Kaitlyn Tucker, Hailey Young.

The Westshore Rebels ran into a welloiled machine as they fell to the Okanagan Sun 49-7 on Saturday in Kelowna. Okanagan dominated both sides of the ball and the surge in their performance and confidence comes ahead of their match against the Vancouver Island Raiders this weekend. Westshore’s two losses are now at the hands of the Sun and the Raiders. The latter two undefeated teams (4-0) are clearly head and shoulders above the rest of the league with Westshore (2-2) sitting third. Receiver Vinnie Cannata caught the only touchdown for the Rebels from quaterback Cat Todorvich, which Quinn Van Gylswyck converted. The Rebels host the Kamloops Broncos, Saturday (Aug. 27), 4 p.m. at Bear Mountain Stadium. - With files from Warren Henderson

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SPORTS NEWS IN BRIEF AFC announce Nov. 12 for event No. 7

The Island’s only professional mixed martial arts organization, the Armageddon Fighting Championship announced the date of its seventh event. Fighters for AFC No. 7 are yet to be determined but the AFC has announced Nov. 12 at Bear Mountain Arena as the date. The AFC wowed fans on June 18 with UFC fighter Jon Salter and soon-to-be UFC fighter Robert Drysdale each winning their respective matches.

Spots open for Victoria Athletics golf tourney

The Victoria Athletic Association is hosting a shotgun golf tournament fundraiser at Ardmore Golf Course, 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28. Victoria Athletics is an independent senior sports organization supporting amateur teams in local leagues including roller hockey, soccer, fastball and cricket, among others. “Funding has slowly dwindled in all areas of amateur sports ... we have increased our fundraising efforts to include more events,” said association director Colleen Kelly. Some last minute spots are available. To register contact Del Christensen at 778-433-2099 or by email at

Oak Bay club adds girls to junior rugby season

This Sunday at Windsor Park the Castaway-Wanderers rugby club is hosting a gala day of youth registration. Registration begins at 10 a.m. in the Windsor Pavilion. Castaway-Wanderers’ mini rugby enters its tenth season for players aged seven to 12, grouped as under-nine, under-11 and under-13. Girls rugby is new to CW, for girls aged 13 to 16. Experienced women have been recruited to coach the new team. Fees include insurance, jersey, socks, shorts, mouthguard, water bottle and boot bag. Registration for U19, U17 and U15 players opens at 10:30 a.m. Touch rugby will take place throughout the morning and will conclude at 11:30 a.m. with hot dogs and juice Programs commence Sunday, Sept. 11. For more information contact Ian MacLean, 250-7211527.

Canada to face Aussie Barbarians in warm-up

The Canadian national rugby team is set to face the Australian Barbarians today (Aug. 26) in preparatrion for the Rugby World Cup beginning Sept. 9 in New Zealand. The Barbarian side includes some of the players on

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Katelyn Hayward and Brendan Restall hold the B.C. flag at the medal ceremonies of the Legion Youth Track and Field Nationals in Ottawa. Hayward (Mount Douglas secondary) won gold and set a new Canadian record in the 2,000-metre steeplechase. Restall (Oak Bay High) won three silvers in the 4x100 m and 4x400 m relays and his specialty, the 400 m individual. Photo submitted

Australia’s RWC squad. The game takes place Friday at 7:30 p.m., Australian EST, which is 2:30 a.m. local time today. Nearly all of Canada’s starting 15 have played on local clubs including six CastawayWanderers, three UVic Vikes and two James Bay Athletic Association players.

Street soccer Canada get first win over Korea

Victoria’s Richard Clemens and Team Canada struggled in their first two games at the Homeless World Cup in Paris this week but defeated Korea in game 3 and tied India in game 4 of the round robin. Seventy countries in total are competing through to Aug. 28.

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Richard Clemens at his final Victoria Street Soccer practice at Vic High. Clemens is now in Paris where he’s playing with Team Canada in the Homeless World Cup until Aug. 28.


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CARPENTRY ABSOLUTELY THE BEST! New, reno’s, historical, decks, driveways, etc. WCB/Member of BBB. John, 250-658-2656.

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CLEANING SERVICES ABSOLUTELY CLEAN. Husband & wife team. Power Washing. (250)380-2526. HOUSEKEEPER EXPERIENCED, reliable. References. 250-920-6516, 250-881-7444. MALTA HOUSECLEANING. BBB. Best rates. Residential/Comm. 250-388-0278

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STUCCO/SIDING PATCHES, ADDITIONS, restucco, renos, chimney, waterproofing. Bob, 250-642-5178. RE-STUCCO & HARDY Plank/Painting Specialist. 50 years experience. Free estimates. Dan, 250-391-9851.

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INSULATION ALL, Repairs & Renovations Ben 250-884-6603

MALTA BLOWN insulation & batting. Removal. Best rates. BBB member. (250)388-0278.

ACTIVE HANDYMAN Reno’s, drywall, decks, fencing, pwrwash, gutters, triming, yrd work, etc. Sen disc. 595-3327.

MALTA DRYWALL & Painting. Residential/Commercial. BBB member. (250)388-0278.

AL’S AVAILABLE to update your home. Kitchens, baths, basements, etc. Licensed & Insured. Al 250-415-1397.

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MORDECHAI Stone Masonry Office: 250-999-3175 Cell: 250-891-7537.

SENIOR HANDYMAN Household repairs. Will assist do-it yourselfers. Fred, 250888-5345.

THE STUCCOMAN. Chimney repair work. Free estimates, 20 year warr/guarantee. Senior discount. (250)391-9851.


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MOVING & STORAGE 2 BURLEY MEN MOVING. $85/hr for 2 men (no before or after travel time charges on local moves. Please call Scott or Joshua, (250)686-6507. DIAMOND MOVING. 1 ton 2 ton, 5 ton. Prices starting at $75/hr. 250-220-0734.

LANDSCAPE CONTRACTORcustom design install, gardens, lawns & patios, irrigation & fences. Call 250-858-3564.


MALTA DRAIN Tiles. Replace and Repair. BBB member, best rates. (250)388-0278.

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J.ENG LANDSCAPING Co. Custom landscaping design. Rock gardens, water features, pavers. Jan, 250-881-5680.

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IFIX HANDYMAN Services. Household repairs and renovations. Free estimates. Call Denis at 250-634-8086 or email:

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DPM SERVICES: Lawns, clean-ups, tree pruning, hedging, landscaping & gutters. 15 yrs exp. Call 250-883-8141.

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Oak Bay 250-370-7601 Victoria 250-483-1360 Westshore 250-391-2933 Sidney 250-655-0632

1351 Merritt, $549,900 Sunday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Sharen Warde 250 592-4422

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pg. 10

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pg. 21

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pg. 12

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Peter Gray, 250-744-3301

pg. 5

Sunday 2:30-4 Re/Max Camosun Daniel Clover 250 507-5459

pg. 14

Sunday 2-4 Address Realty Ltd. Shaughna Boggs-Wright, 250-391-1893

pg. 15

pg. 21

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ann Watley 250-656-0131

pg. 47

1035 Sutlej

Sunday 2:30-4 Re/Max Camosun Daniel Clover 250 507-5459

pg. 20

pg. 20

111 Marler, $479,000 Sunday 2-4 JonesCo Real Estate Inc. Ian Heath 250-655-7653

pg. 15

pg. 19

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pg. 11

10 Helmcken Rd

Daily noon-4 Pemberton Holmes David Hale 250 595-3200 pg. 19

2396 Selwyn, $579,900 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 One Percent Realty Ranjit Thind 250 507-0507

29-14 Erskine, $429,900 pg. 18

pg. 19

Sunday 1-3 Newport Realty Marie Blender 250 385-2033

Saturday 11-1 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Rick Couvelier, 250-477-7291

39-4300 Stoneywood, $539,900

189A Helmcken Ave, $429,000 Saturday 1-3 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Sheila Christmas, 250-477-1100

pg. 16

1237 Judge Pl, $899,900 Sunday 1-3 Newport Realty Troy Mitchell, 250-385-2033

pg. 24

1112 Praisewood, $739,900 Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Alison Stoodley 250 477-1100

pg. 45

pg. 21

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Brad Maclaren, 250-727-5448

pg. 5

Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Rick Allen, 250-385-2033

Saturday 2-4 One Percent Realty Valentino, 250-686-2242

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Rick Turcotte 250-744-3301

Saturday 12-2 DFH Real Estate Wyatt Harris, 250-474-6003

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Deborah Kline 250 661-7680

pg. 22

Saturday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Derek Braaten,250-479-3333

pg. 23

pg. 21

462 Sturdee St. pg. 14

Sunday 1:30-3:30 RE/MAX Camosun Diana Devlin, 250-744-3301

pg. 23

3-434 Fraser pg. 12

Saturday 1:30-3:30 Re/Max Camosun Diana Devlin 250 744-3301

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd Brian Graves, 250 477-7291

pg. 47

pg. 22

pg. 24

pg. 5

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Deana Fawcett, 250-893-8932

715 Miller Ave, $489,000 pg. 26

746 Gorge Rd W, $575,000 pg. 26

223-3225 Eldon, $209,000 Sunday 12-2 RE/MAX Camosun Daniel Clover, 250-370-7788

pg. 11

4175 Prospect Lake, $659,900 Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Shelley Saldat, 250 589-4014

pg. 26

8560 Mink, $1,599,000

544 Davida, $449,000

Saturday 1:00-3:00 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Mark Meichsner 250-592-4422

pg. 25

Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Laurel Hounslow 250 592-4422

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Burr Properties Shirin Purewal 250 382-8838

Saturday 12:30-2:30 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye 250-384-8124

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Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty May Hamilton,250-477-5353

pg. 18

Saturday 2:00-3:30 Re/Max Alliance Jason Binab 250-360-1929

2310 Weiler Ave pg. 25

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Paul Holland 250 592-4422

pg. 28

111-2779 Stautw, $164,900 pg. 26

Friday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Ann Watley 250-656-0131

pg. 28

851 Verdier Ave, $1,049,000 pg. 25

Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Sotheby’s International Realty Scott Piercy, 250-812-7212

pg. 34

203-2440 Oakville, $359,000 pg. 34

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Nicole Burgess 250 384-8124

pg. 28

2428 Amherst, $995,000

32 Lurline, $339,900

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Alliance David Rusen, 250-386-8875

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Inez Louden 250 812-7710

5-2353 Harbour Rd.

2898 Murray, $849,000

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Dorothee Friese 250 477-7291

pg. 37

231-2245 James White, $274,900

576 Peto

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Angele Munro 250 384-8124

Sunday 2-4 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

Saturday 2-4 JonesCo Real Estate Inc. Ian Heath 250-655-7653

501 Pamela

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Angele Munro 250 384-8124

pg. 27

848 Melody, $675,000

3866 Grange Rd, $849,000 Saturday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Brad Maclaren, 250-727-5448

Sunday 3-4 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

214-2040 White Birch, $159,000

4965 Prospect Lake, $649,900 Saturday 2-4 Boorman Real Estate Mike Boorman 250 595-1535

pg. 37

8823 Carmanah, $799,900

Saturday 2-4 Address Realty Ltd. Mike Chubey, 250-391-1893

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Dorothee Friese, 250-477-7291

Sunday 3-4 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

8560 Mink, $1,599,000

4168 Clinton Pl., $689,000

4674 Lochside Dr

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Deborah Kline 250 661-7680

pg. 25

Sunday 2-4 Burr Properties Ltd Mike Janes, 250-382-6636

Saturday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Scott Garman 250 896-7099

2931 Earl Grey St, $509,900

302-1100 Union pg. 22

pg. 24

519 Judah, $429,900

834 Royal Oak Ave Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Ruth Stark 250 477-1100

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Plank 250 360-6106

Saturday 1:30-3:30 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Fred Welyk, 250-479-3333

3877 Holland

4268 Panorama, $574,900

19 Channery Pl, $699,000

pg. 1

103-3157 Tillicum, $199,900

1865 Newton St, $524,900 Saturday 1-3 Address Realty Ltd. Patrick Achtzner, 250-391-1893

pg. 8

pg. 24

1493 Mt Douglas X Rd, $860,000 Sunday 2-4 MacDonald Realty Lorraine Stundon 250 812-0642

109-1505 Church Boorman’s Rod Hay 250-595-1535

Sunday 11-1 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Velma Sproul 250 384-7663

405-494 Marsett Pl, $269,900

1178 Woodheath Lane, $714,000

933 Darwin Ave, $524,900 pg. 22

pg. 23

109-1505 Church Ave., $249,900

4002 Dawnview Cres, $579,900 pg. 19

Saturday 2-4 Sotheby’s International Realty Cathy Travis 250 857-6666

Saturday 12-1:30 Address Realty Ltd. Mike Chubey, 250-391-1893

890 Snowdrop, $469,900

1201 Camas Court, $519,900

1877A Feltham Rd, $609,900 pg. 22

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Evelyn Brust, 250-384-8124

Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Sandy Berry 250-818-8736

3210 Richmond, $630,000 pg. 11

pg. 47

920 Woodhall Dr, $657,500

4751 Elliot Pl, $685,000 pg. 3

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Inder Taneja, 250-868-8228

502-2940 Harriet Rd, $339,900

311-400 Dupplin, $312,500

4942 Cordova Bay, $1,195,000

Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Kim Mohns, 250-479-3333

76-14 Erskine Lane, $439,900 Sunday 1-3 Sutton West Coast Realty Elke Pettipas 250 479-3333

121-75 Songhees, $849,000 Saturday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Bill MacDonald 250 479-3333

pg. 19

305-898 Vernon, $319,900

105-50 Songhees, $629,000

2614 Scott

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Sylvie Therrien, 250-385-2033

pg. 9

1704 Bay, $619,000

436 Durban, $714,900

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Inder Taneja 250-479-3333

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Gurcharan Chauhan, 250-384-8124

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Cassie Kangas 250 477-7291

Saturday 2-4 Burr Properties Ltd Mike Janes, 250-382-6636

pg. 16

pg. 9

311 Kingston, $899,000

110-379 Tyee Rd., $207,400

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Gord Hoshal 250 384-8124

Sunday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Sharen Warde 250 592-4422

317-964 Heywood Ave, $159,900

305-75 Songhees, $625,000

pg. 22

pg. 5

3987 Century Rd, $539,000

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheri Crause, 250-592-4422

Saturday 2-4 Queenswood Realty Ltd Brenda Ellis 250 477-1100

23-1344 Beach, $285,000

1106-707 Courtney St., $699,000

Saturday 3-5 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Mara 250 384-8124

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Mark Rice, 250 588-2339

pg. 6

pg. 19

924B Richmond, $496,000

6-370 Waterfront Cres

pg. 38

515 Falkland, $895,000

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Mike Van Nerum 250 477-1100

Sunday 2-4 Burr Properties Ltd. Andrew Hobbs, 250-382-6636

1217 Oxford St, $584,000

Sunday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Bill MacDonald 250 479-3333

pg. 13

#31-416 Dallas Rd., $545,000 Saturday 1-3 Newport Realty Marie Blender, 250-385-2033

219-50 Songhees, $599,000

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Avtar Kroad, 250-592-4422

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Ltd Eleanor V Smith 250 388-5882

214-1149 Rockland, $349,000 Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Troy Mitchell, 250-896-9630

104-636 Montreal St, $589,900

Saturday 2-4 Fair Realty Ray Kong, 250-590-7011

1001 Foul Bay Rd, $949,999

3238 Harriet, $439,900 Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Bill Bird 250 655-0608

303-65 Songhees, $639,000

pg. 47

876 Colville Rd, $444,900

1356 McNair, $645,000

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Ltd Cynthia Weberg 604-689-0158

944 Mason St, 575,000

pg. 21

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Gary Bazuik, 250-477-5353

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Doreen Halstenson, 250-744-3301

4417 Tyndall Ave, $828,800

304-2210 Cadboro Bay, $399,000

303-50 Songhees, $679,900 Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Tom Croft 250 592-4422

519 William St, $449,000

Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Cheryl Bejcar 250 592-4422

pg. 5

3-828 Rupert Terrace

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Greg Long, 250-384-8124

pg. 45

1033 Wychbury, $485,000

302-1270 Beach, $514,900

301-1665 Oak Bay Ave, $289,000

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Murray Lawson 250 385-9814

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Doreen Halstenson 250 744-3301

Sunday 12-2 One Percent Realty Maria Furtado, 250-881-3754

Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Graham Bavington, 250-415-1931

310-1715 Richmond, $352,900

301-50 Songhees, $560,000

Saturday 1-4 LeFevre & Company 250 380-4900

pg. 12

752 Monterey, $699,888

Saturday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Cheryl Woolley 250-477-7291

Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Cheri Crause ,250-592-4422 pg. 12

15-1309 Mckenzie Ave, $369,900

3-516 Sturdee

pg. 11

Saturday 11-1 Re/Max Alliance David Strasser 250-360-1929

Sunday 11:30-1:30 Re/Max Camosun Mark Rice, 250 588-2339

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Leslie Manson 250 744-3301

pg. 6

Saturday 11-1 MacDonald Realty Lorraine Stundon 250 812-0642

105-873 Esquimalt, $299,900

202-732 Cormorant St

607-105 Gorge Rd E

Sunday 2:30-4 Re/Max Camosun Daniel Clover 250 507-5459

Saturday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Plank, 250-360-6106

pg. 5

206-330 Waterfront, $526,900 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Dorothee Friese 250 477-7291

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Nicole Burgess 250 384-8124

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Murray Clodge, 250-818-6146

238 Superior, $834,900 Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye 250-384-8124

7-704 Rockheights, $599,900

403-1190 View St.

303-1235 Johnson St, $194,900

307-951 Topaz, $309,900

Sunday 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd Steve MacDonald, 250-477-7291

Saturday 12-2 Pemberton Holmes Jens Henderson, 250-858-5367

315-205 Kimta Rd.

309-1610 Jubilee, $283,900 Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Laurel Hounslow 250 592-4422

pg. 20

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Nicole Burgess 250 384-8124

608-68 Songhees, $1,499,000

309 Kingston, $799,000 Saturday & Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Cassie Kangas 250 477-7291

205-1450 Beach, $357,000

432-964 Heywood Ave, $229,999 pg. 9

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Find more details on the Open Houses below in the Aug. 25 - 31 edition of

202 Raynor Ave

Saturday 11-1 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Rick Couvelier, 250-477-7291


pg. 25

Sunday 2-4 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

pg. 37

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This Weekend’s

Check the page number below in Real Estate Victoria or visit

Published Every Thursday 2420 Mount Baker, $729,000 Saturday & Sunday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye 250-384-8124

8823 Carmanah, $799,900 pg. 6

1286 Knute, $499,999 Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Komal Dodd 250 744-3301

pg. 28

pg. 26

pg. 45

pg. 5

pg. 26

2518 Shoreacres, $1,399,000 Saturday 1-2 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

Sunday 2-4 Gordon Hulme Realty Linda Egan 250 656-4626

Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Inez Louden 250 812-7710

Saturday 3-4 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

pg. 37

2415 Amherst Ave.

Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Jordy Harris 250 385-2033

7205 Skyline, $535,000

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Alliance Jason Binab 250-360-1929

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Angie Hill 250 744-3301

pg. 47

pg. 28

Saturday 12-1 Remax Camosun Brad Maclaren, 250-744-3301

pg. 31

pg. 27

996 Dunford pg. 27

Daily 1-4 Kahl Realty Lyle Kahl, 250-391-8484

pg. 6

Sunday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Darren Day, 250-708-2000

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Geoff McLean 250 744-3301

pg. 29

pg. 6

pg. 29

pg. 38

pg. 6

pg. 16

Saturday 2:30-4:30 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-380-6683

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Cliff Halayko 250 744-3301

pg. 29

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Gary Bazuik, 250-477-5353

pg. 30

Sunday 12:30-2:00 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown 250-380-6683

6-2045 Gatewood, $159,900 Saturday & Sunday 3-4:30 Address Realty Ltd Ron Fedosenko 250 391-1893

pg. 34

Saturday 12-1:30 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Alannah Ridley 250 516-7973

2750 Arbour Ln., $439,500 Sunday 12-1 Re/Max Camosun Brad Maclaren 250-727-5448

pg. 35

1019 Skylar Circle pg. 30

Thursday-Sunday 12-4 Re/Max Alliance David Strasser 250-360-1929

2626 Streamside, $479,900 Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Alannah Ridley 250 516-7973

pg. 35

2576 McClaren, $599,900 pg. 31

8178 Taylor, $484,400 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun John Vernon 250-642-5050

Saturday 1:30-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Alannah Ridley 250 516-7973

pg. 35

947 Deloume, $439,900 pg. 31

pg. 11

Saturday 12-1:30 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Alannah Ridley 250 516-7973

pg. 35

7055 West Coast Rd

2960 Andre Rd., $449,888 Saturday 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Darren Day, 250-708-2000

pg. 31

905 Bucktail, $449,900

304-866 Brock Ave, $256,900

Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun John Vernon 250-642-5050

907 Dawn Lane, $630,000

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Jean Omelchenko,250-474-6003

pg. 30

1857 Tominny, $309,900

pg. 29

pg. 6

3185 Pearkes, $539,900

pg. 30

201-3220 Jacklin Rd, $309,900

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun John Vernon 250-642-5050

6768 Rhodonite, $339,900

Saturday 1-3 Burr Properties Ltd Mike Pearce, 250-382-6636

pg. 30

3371 Metchosin Rd., $459,900

Saturday 11:30-1:30 Re/Max Camosun Mark Rice, 250 588-2339

Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Doreen Halstenson 250 744-3301

Daily 1:30-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Sheila Christmas, 250-477-1100

Saturday 2-4 Kahl Realty Justine Connor, 250-391-8484

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Mark Rice, 250 588-2339

3970 Stirrup

Daily 1:30-4:00 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Ltd. Sheila Christmas, 250-477-1100

pg. 29

3355 Painter, $529,900

22-172 Belmont

Saturday & Sunday 2:30-4:30 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown 250-380-6683

Saturday 2:30-4:30 SmartMove Real Estate Blair Veenstra 250 380-6683

1919 Maple Avenue

101 & 201-608 Fairway, $399,900

4252 Metchosin, $499,900

2711 Windman Lane, $449,500

Saturday 12:30-2:00 SmartMove Real Estate Ltd. Gary Brown 250-380-6683

pg. 29

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Carol Stevens, 250-474-6003 Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Daryl Ashby, 250-478-9141

Sunday 12:30-2:00 SmartMove Real Estate Blair Veenstra 250-380-6683

585 Delora, $674,000

206-611 Goldstream, $247,900

2248 Players, $738,000

116-996 Wild Ridge

2468 Beaufort, $1,299,000 Saturday 3-4 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

pg. 38

884 Wild Ridge Way, $458,800

7031 Hagan, $509,900 Saturday 2-4 Gordon Hulme Realty Linda Egan 250 656-4626

2264 Players, $774,900

2317 Copper Rock, $815,000 pg. 26

Saturday 2:30-4:30 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-380-6683

108-3226 Jacklin $299,900

Sunday 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Inder Taneja 250-479-3333 pg. 19

pg. 30

241 Steller Court, $484,900 pg. 29

Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Jag Dhanowa 250-361-7490 pg. 27

853 Gannet Crt., $484,900

3276 Mary Anne Cres, $479,900 pg. 6

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Alliance David Rusen, 250-386-8875

1952 Polo Park pg. 37

pg. 47

pg. 18

pg. 8

Sunday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Scott Garman 250 896-7099

201-3220 Jacklin Rd, $309,900

Saturday 2-4 Sutton West Coast Realty Simon Sheppard 250 686-0011

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun George Wall, 250-744-3301

2468 Beaufort, $1,299,000 pg. 14

pg. 47

2390 Echo Valley Dr, $689,900 Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Velma Sproul 250 384-7663

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the Aug. 25 - 31 edition of

2537 Mill Hill Rd, $530,000

200-974 Preston Way, $259,900

309-9805 Second, $315,000

8-1255 Wain Rd, $495,000 Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Judy Gerrett, 250-656-0131

pg. 27

Sunday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty May Hamilton, 250-477-5353

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Jag Dhanowa 250-361-7490

124-3640 Propeller

2-9871 Second, $620,000

7231 Early Pl, $499,000

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Norma Campbell, 250-477-5353

Saturday 1-2 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

10149 Bowerbank, $558,000

6880 Wallace

Saturday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Peter Veri 250-920-6850

pg. 27

104-2286 Henry, $215,000

9319 East Saanich, $809,000 Saturday 2:30-4 One Percent Realty Guy Effler 250 812-4910

406 Gamble Plc., $509,900

2518 Shoreacres, $1,399,000

11-7401 Central Saanich, $172,000 Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Eileen Jespersen, 250-686-4820

Sunday 2-4 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911


Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Richard Kozicki, 250-479-3333

pg. 34

121-6838 Grant Rd, $299,900 pg. 31

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Realty Jeff Shorter, 250-384-8124

2493 Boompond, $599,900 pg. 31

Sunday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Gary Bazuik, 250-477-5353

pg. 11

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OAK BAY NEWS - Friday, August 26, 2011 

Standing out for a cause Copsforcancer

Oceanside RCMP officers garnering plenty of attention in lead-up to Tour de Rock ride Auren Ruvinsky Black Press

When the Oceanside RCMP detachment’s Tour de Rock riders are out in full gear, they attract a lot of attention with people waving, honking and stopping them on the side of the road to chat. Const. Rochelle Carr and auxiliary officer Bill Peppy from the Parksville-based detachment take the interruptions in good spirit, aware the point is to get as much attention as possible as they train hard for their 1,000-kilometre cycle down Vancouver Island in September. “I love to work with kids,” said Carr, who has been in Parksville about one year, Special coming from three years at feature her first post in Tofino. She said that while Black Press Parksville isn’t exactly the newspapers on Lower Mainland, it feels Vancouver Island like a large, populated will publish this area compared to her time special feature covering four blocks in page spotlighting Tofino. police officers Growing up in the busy taking part Fraser Valley she imagined in this year’s Island communities would Canadian Cancer be too small for her, but she Society said she has come to enjoy Cops for Cancer the small-town atmosphere Tour de Rock. and loves how smaller communities come together for events like the Tour. Peppy, on the other hand, is used to smaller communities, having been in Parksville since 1999 and coming from the Cowichan Valley. He has volunteered with the RCMP since 2006, the year he and his wife Debbie took over organizing the Cops for Cancer golf tournament. They have been heavily involved in the Tour for years and last year even helped out with some of the cooking. “My wife has been the biggest supporter of the Tour. She’d be riding if she could,” he said, pointing out she’ll get to do more of the tournament organizing this year. “It’s about going to the next level of giving back,” he stressed. Peppy, bakery operations manager for Country Grocer in Nanaimo, has two children, Kurtis, 20, and Lindsey, 16. In his spare time is also head instructor of the

ON TOUR: This year’s Tour de Rock begins in Port Alice on Saturday, Sept. 24 and ends Friday, Oct. 7 in Victoria. Tour de Rock raises funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research and programs. Black Press photo

Const. Rochelle Carr and auxiliary officer Bill Peppy from Oceanside RCMP in Parksville will ride up to 150 kilometres per day, starting on Sept. 24, as they complete a 1,000-km bike journey across the Island to raise money for pediatric cancer research.

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for the trip. Carr, Peppy and the rest of the 22-member team of law enforcement, media and military personnel will ride as much as 150 km a day, on top of scheduled public events in communities from Port Hardy to Victoria.

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Oceanside Martial Arts School in Parksville. The team is out training on local roads and appearing at numerous public events in the next couple months under the guidance of previous Parksville riders Pam Bolton and Dave Kokesch as they gear up

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August 26, 2011 Oak Bay News  

Complete August 26, 2011 issue of the Oak Bay News as it appeared in print. For more online see

August 26, 2011 Oak Bay News  

Complete August 26, 2011 issue of the Oak Bay News as it appeared in print. For more online see