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A Guide to Local Shopping & Fun!

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A Guide to Local Shopping & Fun! Publisher’s Note The dog days of summer are upon us. Now is the time we temporarily shelve many of our obligations as we relax and enjoy the warm weather before we return to the reality of work and school. At Steveston Insider we take “the dog days” to another level, and amongst other highlights in this issue, we celebrate our canine friends with an article about Meow + Bark Avenue. In addition, Charlie the dog makes a cameo cover dog appearance with his owner Mark Glavina, of Phoenix Art Workshop. There is no shortage of fun things to do in Steveston in August and September with the Richmond Maritime Festival at Britannia Shipyard, Family Farm Fair and London Heritage Farm, Garlic Festival at Sharing Farm, Steveston Dragon Boat Festival in the Fraser River, Grand Prix of Art throughout the village, BC SPCA Paws for Cause at Garry Point Park, Steveston Farmers and Artisans Summer Market in front of the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, and so much more. We eagerly await the film crews to commence season two of Once Upon A Time.

Read about Mark Glavina who organizes the Grand Prix of Art, along with feature articles about a couple of Steveston favourites, Candy Dish and Meow + Bark Avenue. My editor, Sarah Gordon, shares her summer road trip adventure. Zoe Lee made my jaw drop when she revealed how committed her family is to eating locally. As a director of the Board of the Steveston Merchants Association, I am proud of the strong role this three-year-old association has taken in representing member businesses. The SMA worked on behalf of our community, in cooperation with other local non-profit groups and the City of Richmond, to avert parking meters from the village streets this summer. The SMA is now busy planning exciting fall events. Soon it will be time to send the kids back to school and start mom’s taxi service to hockey, gymnastics, music, dance, etc. At my home, the dog days will begin soon as we have agreed to get my son a puppy. I will join the ranks of other dog owners who stop along the boardwalk and streets to pet each other’s dogs and have a friendly chat. Dog days are good.

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation by Sarah Gordon Mission: to recreate a retro family road trip. Armed with books, games, cds, and a couple of MP3 players, there were no other props to propel us forward on our journey through B.C. and Washington State. Ambitious? Certainly. Our children are fully aware that portable dvd players exist. Risky? You bet. Yet my husband and I survived long journeys as kids and we evolved into fully functioning adults. We felt confident that our children would benefit from this experience. This was to be a sampler road trip, akin to the variety pack cereals found at the supermarket. Since this was our first time tenting as a family, we decided to ease in gently by offering up a few nights of camping, a couple of nights spent with friends at their home, and an overnight stay at a guest house. We set off in our heavily laden vehicle, which looked like it would burst at the seams with one false move. On day one near Chilliwack, I pulled out my first secret weapon. On a last minute whim I had packed Stuart McLean’s Vinyl Cafe Family Pack, containing 4 cds. I really was not sure if it would be popular; however I knew I would be happy, and as the saying goes, when mum is happy, everyone is happy. I had no idea Stuart McLean would become an addiction. “Can we listen to another story?” was heard frequently throughout the journey. We began to realize that five hours of stories could only stretch so far, so we had to ration dear Stuart. Secret weapon number two was to weave in reading The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. Eureka! It too proved to be a hit and was the perfect way to carry on a group listening activity. Through long and winding roads, and 35 degree desert driving, we entered the wardrobe together. Our camping adventures were plentiful. At our first campsite in the Okanagan we felt like Indiana Jones, with signs warning us to beware of rattle snakes and falling rocks. We learnt the fine art of sleeping like a loosely packed tin of sardines. We fell asleep to a 4

symphony of crickets, and were abruptly awoken to every camper’s enemy, the patter of raindrops on the tent, followed by vigorous tarp hoisting in the wee hours. Morning songbirds awoke us, and after packing up our soggy camping gear we were on the road again. Meeting up with our good friends in Trail offered us the comforts of home, wonderful company, terrific meals and then the inevitable sad goodbyes and when will we see you again? A visit to Nelson brought on a wave of nostalgia, as I had travelled the same route at a similar age to my children when I moved to B.C. The general feeling of the town remained remarkably the same. I was happy to be transported back to a place where music had frozen in time, with Paul McCartney and the Wings, Cat Stevens and Neil Young still playing in shops and restaurants as if they were at the top of the charts. Onto new frontiers, the final leg of our getaway was Leavenworth which we aptly approached via the Frontier border crossing. We travelled alongside the mighty Columbia River, which was mirror calm. We stopped to buy gas at an outpost where the female attendant was enjoying chewing tobacco. We equated our campground to an amusement park as it came complete with a hayride, swimming pool, pedal cars, an outdoor movie and yellow shirted employees riding merrily around in golf carts with miniature American flags waving patriotically behind them. Again wildlife awoke us, with cheeky squirrels sounding like nature’s alarm clock. We met exceptionally friendly fellow campers and shared stories about our two countries. It turned out to be a perfect slice of American pie. Our week long holiday will undoubtedly result in many “remember when…” moments. Meanwhile, we have all caught the camping bug and are eagerly pulling out maps as we plan our next tenting adventure.

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Cover Story: Phoenix Art Workshop by Sarah Gordon

photos by Sandra Steier

Mark Glavina and I met for coffee, and were accompanied by his extremely loveable twoyear-old chocolate Labrador, Charlie. Our conversation meandered from Glavina’s considerable contribution to the arts in Steveston, to his fascinating international painting excursions (yes, you can go too!). Glavina is the owner of Phoenix Art Workshop which opened in 1997. Amongst Glavina’s arsenal of talents he is an artist, art instructor, successful business owner, special event organizer, art tour operator, and there is one more item that he jokingly adds to this list; he is essentially a juggler by profession. After all, he says, “This is what small business comes down to, let’s try it all.” Following high school he studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Capilano College. After graduating he worked simultaneously as an illustrator and in the restaurant business where for 17 years, in his true juggler style, he dabbled in all areas including serving, cooking and managing. Glavina was born in Ottawa and moved to B.C. as a child in 1973. He and his Trinidad born wife, Roxanne, met in the restaurant business and married in 1990. Roxanne Glavina left Trinidad to attend St. Mary’s University in Halifax where she earned an Economics degree. She is currently a consultant with Rising Media. They have two daughters, Niki (17) and Arianne (22). Glavina is a very proud father. After the birth of his daughters there came a day when he realized he had enough of the culinary world. Glavina wanted to set an example and do something that he loved as a profession and he no longer loved the restaurant business. Many people would be thrown into a tail spin at that point, but not Glavina, who simply threw his trusted juggling balls up in the air and decided to draw exclusively on his innate artistic talent. The Glavinas moved to central Richmond in 1990, and in 1996 settled in Steveston. It was 6

at this time that Glavina opened his first retail location, Phoenix Coastal Arts on Moncton Street. His home studio had been overflowing with framing supplies and he wanted to start painting again, and although this space was initially for his own use, with Glavina’s penchant for reinventing himself, it evolved into much more. In 2001 he expanded the business and opened Phoenix Art Workshop on Chatham Street and closed the Moncton Street space soon afterwards. At Phoenix Art Workshop he was able to offer art classes, custom framing and art supplies, that is, until he outgrew that space. The Chatham Street location was such a success that Glavina was once again pinched for room, and was now back to running two spaces again. Classes are held at the studio which is located above Bell’s Bake Shop on First Avenue. Art classes for young people and adults are largely centred on the mediums of painting and drawing. Emphasis is placed on visual literacy, design, and individual creativity. Phoenix Art Workshop is also committed to working with the community on public art projects. There is a saying, if you want something done, give it to a busy person. Such is the case with Glavina; in addition to running the shop and the art classes (he teaches along with other instructors), he also organizes two major annual undertakings. Steveston’s Grand Prix of Art is a celebration of art in a race format. The concept of the Grand Prix is to promote local arts in a fun and interactive manner. Artists from around the province are invited to participate in a day of “plein air” (open air) painting in the village. They have three hours to complete a work of art and then submit their painting at Britannia Heritage Shipyards Chinese Bunkhouse for display and adjudication. The 3rd Annual Grand Prix of Art takes place on Saturday, September 22nd, with works on display for viewing on Sunday, September 23.

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For the past ten years Glavina has been organizing annual painting trips for small groups of approximately twenty participants ranging from ages 16 - 86. These excursions are designed to provide drawing, painting and photographic opportunities in culturally rich locations. Learning about local arts and culture is a key element in planning these tours where travelers have plenty of opportunities to explore their individual interests. In late August Glavina is setting off on an 18 day tour of Italy with a group to visit Florence and the Italian countryside. They will visit galleries and historical sites, attend cooking classes, dine and do plenty of plein air painting. Previous art tours have included Vietnam, Cambodia, Cuba, China, Spain and Glavina’s personal favourite, Guatemala. As we finished our coffee, he painted a verbal portrait of a

land rich with culture, of beautiful and earthy faces that are an artist’s dream, along with architecture and geography that are stunning to behold. To travel with one of these groups would be the trip of a lifetime. Plain and simple, Glavina loves Steveston because it is an authentic community. He is encouraged to see that the village is much more arts oriented than when he first arrived in 1996, and I believe this is largely due to his contribution to our community. As for his dog Charlie, as long as he can have a swim every day he couldn’t be happier. Phoenix Art Workshop 8-3891 Chatham Street 604-448-1860

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Meow + Bark Avenue:

Steveston’s Eco Friendly Pet Supply Store by Sarah Gordon

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One is a little shy; the other is outgoing and has daily words of wisdom which he offers on a chalkboard outside Meow + Bark Avenue’s storefront. These canines are Rupert and Farley, and they belong to shop owner, Brenda Boychuk and her husband Stan. Meow + Bark Avenue is the dogs’ home away from home, they come to work every day and enjoy having friends drop by for visits and a treat. Brenda Boychuk is deeply appreciative of her local customers who are the bread and butter of this business which she purchased in April 2008. In a short time Meow + Bark Avenue made three moves from Second Avenue, to First Avenue and finally settled on Moncton Street at the end of 2009.

Boychuk. They married in 1985 and the pet loving Boychuks moved to B.C. in 2001. Upon arrival, they were drawn to the waterfront locations of White Rock and Steveston. They chose the best of both worlds and made their home in White Rock and Brenda Boychuk opened her business here. Stan Boychuk is a watchmaker and works as a manager with a watch and jewellery business. Meow + Bark Avenue offers a large selection of Canadian made food and accessories. In fact, it is their policy to choose Canadian products whenever possible, and several of

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the manufacturers they stock are located in Richmond. In 2007 the pet food industry was shaken when a number of brand name pet foods were recalled after many animals suffered renal failure. Brenda Boychuk does not sell major brand names which you will find in supermarkets, and has chosen to educate customers to read labels and make healthier foods choices for their pets. Plenty of tender loving care is poured into this business. For dogs wishing to make a stylish statement, Brenda Boychuk sews and sells themed bandanas all year long. Pull out the birthday hats and invitations! If Fido’s big day is on the way, locally made Billie Cakes will have canine party guests licking their chops. Made from fresh liver and pumpkin, these cakes even come with their own candle. Meow + Bark Avenue primarily sell toys that are made in Canada and the United States. More companies are now turning to recycled plastic and rubber material, including Kong, West Paw and RC Pets. Brenda Boychuk’s pet peeve is pet waste. She is happy to report that World’s Best Poop Bags, which are both biodegradable and flushable, are the store’s top selling item. What about our feline friends? It turns out the store sells a biodegradable flushable cat litter. Holidays are a special time at Meow + Bark Avenue with photo opportunities galore thanks to Pet Talk Photography. Bring in your cat, dog, bird, rabbit or ferret and pose with the Easter bunny. For Valentine’s Day animals dress up in boas and bandanas. Has your dog ever attended a Halloween party? At Meow + Bark Avenue they play games and have their photos taken. The grand finale of the year is pet photos with Santa. Proceeds benefit local animal shelters including the SPCA and Richmond Animal Protection Society (RAPS).

however, as she was leaving a truck pulled up with Farley onboard. It was love at first sight for both of them and Farley became the first shop dog. Steveston’s marine environment is highly appealing to Brenda Boychuk. The architecture reminds her of an old western town. She enjoys the community spirit, and feels at home in Steveston village where so many people know each other and stop to say hello. Amongst her loyal customers she has witnessed the circle of life as loved pets have passed away and new animals have been welcome into their lives. If you are not already a regular customer at Meow + Bark Avenue, it is worth having a peek inside. If you are out for a walk with Rover, pop in for a dog treat and say hello to Farley and Rupert, they are always eager to make new friends. You likely won’t leave empty handed either, for who can resist buying something for man’s best friend, be it a cat or dog? Meow + Bark Avenue 3820 Moncton Street 604-271-3647

Animal shelters are high on the list of causes that Brenda Boychuk likes to support. Both Farley and Rupert are rescue dogs. Rupert, a Maltese poodle, came from B.C. Poodle Rescue. Farley came from the SPCA, and was lucky to find a home with the Boychuks. Brenda Boychuk had gone to the SPCA looking for a store cat for Meow + Bark Avenue. There were no cats that day

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Candy Dish:

Steveston’s Sweet Shoppe by Sarah Gordon

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Children’s rituals really haven’t changed much over the years. When I sat down to talk with Shirley Hartwell, owner of Candy Dish, she told me that children still bring in their allowance to buy candy. She remembers doing the same thing when she was growing up. I also remember heading off with my brother to Welch’s Candy Shop (formerly located at Broadway and Granville) with our pocket money to buy bulk Smarties. Hartwell believes every child dreams of owning a candy store. It appears that she -- along with her husband, Ed Whitby, who co-owns the business -- was destined to live her dream. Growing up in the tiny town of Alymer, Ontario, she worked as a young teenager in the bulk candy section at the local Metropolitan store. Her favourite shop in town was Sugar Bowl, which was where she spent her allowance. Thirty years ago Hartwell moved to Steveston where she met her husband. Whitby works full time as a manager for a small manufacturer, 20

and also works on Saturdays as the captain of the River Queen, which offers short river tours along Steveston’s waterfront. On Sundays you can find him manning Candy Dish. Whitby is known for testing children’s math as they pay for their candy, and he rewards them with a treat if they are correct with their accounting skills. With a background in tourism (Hartwell owned and operated a tour guide agency for twelve years), she checked out candy stores everywhere she travelled. After having worked at Candy Bouquet (now Candy Dish) on a part-time basis, she knew this business was exactly what she was looking for, an old fashioned candy store in a village reminiscent of her home town in Ontario. Two years ago this Halloween eve at the witching hour, she and Whitby became the new owners. Hartwell describes Candy Dish as a “happy store” which triggers memories for adults and puts smiles on children’s faces. She says that if customers are not happy when they

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come in, they are happy when they leave. Like a bartender, Hartwell knows many of her customers’ orders, as well as their names. She describes the shop’s location as being part of the “fun triangle.” Candy Dish is on the circuit which also includes Steveston Park and McDonald’s as destinations for children on their way home from school and for grandparents out on the town with their grandchildren. Candy Dish carries a wide selection of nostalgic confectionary. Behind the counter are 65 jars of candy which will take customers on a trip down memory lane. An assortment of licorice, Thrills gum, Cherry Blossoms, old fashioned toffee, Tootsie Rolls, and saltwater taffy are some of the candies which will help you rediscover your inner child. A large selection of homemade fudge is made on site including seasonal flavours such as key lime in the summer, pumpkin pie and cranberry in the autumn, with candy cane and eggnog to tempt the taste buds at Christmas time. Their popular $2 candy bags are often what children will purchase with their allowance. Always receptive to customers’ requests, Candy Dish offers organic chocolate, sugarfree chocolate, organic suckers, peanut-free, gluten-free and kosher products. October is breast cancer awareness month and it is a time that is particularly close to Hartwell’s heart. In memory of her dear friend Tracy, who lost her battle with breast cancer, Hartwell creates “Tracy’s pink fudge” with proceeds going to the Breast Cancer Society to help find the cure.

candy buffets for weddings. You choose the candy and they will arrange it in popcorn boxes, sundae glasses or even your own containers. Hartwell and Whitby are huge fans of everything to do with Steveston. They live close by and enjoy cycling and walking. They enjoy the fine selection of restaurants in the village, and shop at Heringers and The Sweet Spot. Jokingly, Hartwell says “we have it all in Steveston…the butcher, the baker, and the candy maker.” Working in a candy shop six days a week begs the question, what is Hartwell’s favourite treat? Being around candy all day long, she does not over indulge, however she does treat herself to a Charlie’s Chocolate Factory chocolate cranberry cluster – after all, dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants. Sweet dreams are made of this! Candy Dish #120 - 3911 Moncton Street 604-277-6866

Hartwell brims with promotional ideas. She enjoyed gum as a child and is considering holding a bubble blowing contest. In the past she has held guess the number of jelly beans in the jar contests. Last Christmas, in conjunction with Bell’s Bake Shop, she hosted a candy house building workshop. They sell loot bags for birthdays, and they also create candy arrangements for parties as well as

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           It has been over a year since Sinfully The Best first offered its temptations in Steveston. Over this time, the local community has displayed a remarkable appetite for artisan chocolates and shown tremendous support for this little “Shop of Heavenly Sins”. The owners and staff are grateful and energized by all the interest and positive feedback from their patrons, and are excited about moving forward with their new adventure – “The Expansion”. After months of anticipation, The Expansion finally opened, just in time for the Easter bunny and Mother’s Day celebration. With the new “Chocolate Production” area, Sinfully The Best now has more space for: (i) additional equipment and larger production capacity, leading to new menu offerings such as freshly made marshmallow, pâte de fruit and more; (ii) Chocolate Tastings and Specialty Food Pairing Events; (iii) classes with professional chefs. So far, Sinfully The Best has hosted wine and chocolate tasting sessions, workshops for French macarons, chocolate bonbons, puff pastry and traditional cheese cakes. For more information about upcoming events and private classes, you can check online at, by phone 604-272-2655, or better yet, drop by the store for a visit.

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We Be Jamming by Zoë Lee

It was a New Year’s Resolution that promised to change our lives. Our family began 2011 committed to eating only locally sourced foods. Everything that entered our kitchen would be from BC, or even better, from Richmond itself. After all, don’t we boast some of the best farmlands in the country? Aren’t our streets bursting with locally grown produce every summer? Farmers’ markets and roadside stands offer luscious local fruits and veggies at bargain prices. By eating locally we would feast like kings, save money, protect the environment, and improve our health. It was the beginning of a whole new life for the five of us – but it was doomed to fail. You see, not a lot grows around here in January. The roadside stands are empty and boarded up, imported fruits and veggies get top billing in supermarkets, and during the wintertime, the only thing you can get at a U-Pick is a Christmas tree. Anyone who wants to eat locally during a BC winter needs to plan ahead. So we tried again six months later – and this time I was ready. I called upon my childhood memories of my mother, endlessly canning and preserving everything that came from our garden, our orchard, and the nearby forests and fields. Summer and fall in our home meant a bubbling water-canner on the stove, kitchen counters laden with freshly picked fruits, and the musical ‘plink’ sound that jar lids make as they cool and successfully seal against bacteria. I consulted the internet for tips and advice. I needed to know produce schedules – what is ripe at what point in the year and how best to preserve each of the different fruits. Peaches, 26

pears and plums will all can beautifully, but most berries tend to lose their flavour and colour while in the jar, and do much better frozen. Fruits can be canned in a water-canner, but vegetables require pressure-canning to be properly preserved. I began to haunt the roadside stands around Richmond. I made notes on where the best produce was, and who had the lowest prices. I began to get to know some of the farmers, and often managed to get discounts by buying bulk quantities, or by buying fruit that was a little overripe – not so good to eat fresh, but perfect for jams or for freezing for smoothies. I bought a year’s worth of fruit in just a few months. It drained our summer budget, but for the remainder of the year we didn’t spend a dime on frozen berries or imported fruit (except those yellow Ataulfo mangoes, which my daughter and I are powerless to resist!). Between July and September my kitchen counters groaned beneath the weight of my fruit stand finds and U-Pick harvests. It wasn’t always easy. I burnt my fingers sterilizing hot jars and managed to splash boiling jam on myself regularly. I also suffered the setbacks of leaking jars that wouldn’t seal, jam that wouldn’t set and needed to be rebranded as syrup, and pickles that never really tasted quite right. But slowly, bit by bit, jar by jar, I managed to amass a formidable store of preserved fruits, jams, jellies and syrups, as well as a freezer packed with berries, corn, and pumpkin puree. It is all gone now (except the pickles), and my cupboards hold shelf upon shelf of empty jars, waiting patiently to be refilled.

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As the canning season of 2012 approaches, I’m starting to get excited. This year I’m going to branch out from water-canning fruits and head into the exciting world of pressure-canning vegetables as well. I have visions of homemade tomato sauces, canned sweet corn and pickled green beans filling

my cupboards this winter. My kids are eager for more applesauce, and I am looking forward to having jars of something lovely to bring with me when I visit friends. The growing season is a bit delayed this year in BC, but the canning season promises to be spectacular.

Lessons I Learned in My First Season of Canning: Don’t be shy. Get to know your growers. Ask questions about the produce – when to buy, what to buy, and how to best preserve. They are the experts in their field (no pun intended), and you will learn a lot. Talk to the neighbourhood grandmas as well. They have all the best tips and recipes, and I haven’t yet met one who wasn’t a treasure-trove of useful information and stories. Encourage your kids to be “picky” about their food. Take them out to the U-Picks. Get them to see where their food comes from, and let them be a part of the process. They may not collect much by the end of the day, but they’ll be far more likely to eat the food if they pick it themselves. Make more than you think you will need. I canned over 120 litres of applesauce last fall and we were done by March. Peaches and pears went similarly quickly. My three kids, not normally the best fruit eaters, eagerly popped open jar after jar whenever they were looking

for a snack. Also, I couldn’t resist sharing out my efforts to friends and family. I learned to be pushy about getting my jars back afterward though. My empty jar collection is practically my fourth child, and I guard it carefully. Wait until the fresh fruit is out of season before breaking into your stores. Your jars of peaches will tempt you dearly, but if you start popping those lids during the summer, you will end up with bare cupboards before the winter begins. Of course, everyone needs to have a little taste now and then to make sure that you’ve done a good job! Save some of the work for later. Jams and jellies can be made from frozen fruits, so when you come home with a flat of slightly overripe berries, wash them, stem them, and throw them in the freezer. One rainy winter afternoon you can pull them out and make jam. Standing over a boiling jam pot midsummer can be a sweltering affair. The same activity in on a cold day is positively cosy.

Zoë Lee lives in Steveston with her husband, their three children and three cats. They moved here seven years ago for the stroller friendly, pancake-flat terrain, and stayed for the parades. She has an MBA with a focus on Leadership and Organizational Change Management, which is the ideal degree for any stay-at-home mom.

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Learning Centred


Learning Centred #212 - 3580 Moncton Street Steveston, BC V7E 3A7 778-288-6676

211-3740 Chatham St 604-271-5622

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Centred on Your Needs Learning Centred is not just another tutoring company. Our goal is to inspire and foster a love of learning as we work with you to provide services that fit your childʼs needs. We offer a warm, welcoming and positive learning environment to create an individualized learning plan to motivate and teach your child. We invite parents to be an active part of the learning process as they are an integral part of their childʼs learning.

We care about your child’s educational needs.

Call to set up a meeting time so weatcan planCentred the best Services Learning program for your child. Initial Meeting and Program planning with determine which type of support would be best suited for your student. Please contact me to set up a meeting time to discuss your studentʼs needs.

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New patients welcome! Dentistry for ages 1-101 Free parking & wheelchair accessible

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Explore the Gulf Islands and Fraser River on our custom tours. We depart from the Historic Fishing Village of Steveston to your choice of exciting destinations

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Patio • Wine • Food

604-275-5188 3711 Bayview Street Follow us on Twitter @tapenadebistro

Plan, Build and Secure Your Wealth Richard Vetter BA, CFP, CLU Certified Financial Planner Senior Financial Advisor

604-241-4357 3251 Chatham St, Steveston

Manulife Securities Incorporated is a Member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund

SEAFAIR SERVICE 604-277-3620 4011 Francis Rd Qualit y Vehicle Service & Repair Competitive Pricing Reliable One of the Best Warranties A neighbourhood garage the way it should be

Dedicated to earning your trust and committed to delivering you long-term service satisfaction. -Mike Goegan owner/operator of Seafair Napa Autopro

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If you are a garlic fan, you will want to attend the Garlic Festival. While there are many garlic festivals across North America, this is the only one in the Lower Mainland. Richmond is very fortunate to have the Sharing Farm in our community. This non-profit organization grows fruits and vegetables year-round for the Richmond Food Bank, community meal programs and other neighbours in need. The farm is located on three acres of city owned land in Terra Nova Rural Park and the fruit orchard is located on Gilbert Road. In operation for over ten years, remarkably, this community farm has donated over 200,000 pounds of food while fostering responsible stewardship of the land through a commitment to sound, organic, sustainable environmental practices. It is a place to plant, share, grow, harvest and give. In addition to getting food out every week to the Richmond Food Bank, Richmond Family Place and community meal programs, the very busy Sharing Farm is involved with the following projects: • • • • • • • •

A local queen breeding program in association with The Richmond Beekeeper's Association and The Richmond Food Security Society Gardening Apprenticeship Program for recent immigrant youth Educational workshops A senior's and youth social club Seed saving initiatives Developing drought tolerant beans Operating a weekly CSA program Operating a weekly farm stand

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A Cake Wish

Delicious Custom Cakes & Cookies!

Theatre Arts Schools

Stagecoach for 4 to 18 Year Olds

Act, Sing and Dance!

Three sessions every school year, plus summer programs

4071 Francis Road, Richmond

Register for our fun Visit the website to view our amazing gallery of custom cakes, to make an inquiry, or to place your order. Ringette is not hockey for girls! Different rules … Different equipment … Different skills … Different game!

Summer Camps and

Fall Classes Call or email Lisa to register 604-537-3669

BALLET • MODERN JAZZ • LYRICAL • TAP MUSICAL THEATRE DRAMA • HIP HOP Now Accepting Registration from new students. Inquire at the office for Company & Exam Class placement.


• Learn to skate as young as 4 years old • Non-contact sport played with full protective equipment • Maximum participation, a true team sport • Play recreationally or competitively • Become a skilled athlete • Any age & physical ability, from 4 to 84

FRIENDSHIPS & FUN HAPPEN ON ICE! Check our website for one of the FREE COME TRY RINGETTE Sessions.

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Registration for the 2012 / 2013 season is ongoing. Information can be found on our website.

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by a random lottery. They will have 3 hours to complete a work of art, before returning their painting to the Shipyards for display and adjudication. Over $1000 in Cash awards will be presented to finalists including several youth and participation awards. Visitors will have say as well with an opportunity to vote for the “People’s Choice Award”.

Phoenix Art Workshop is pleased to present the 3rd Annual Steveston Grand Prix of Art, September 22 and 23, 2012. Last year’s Grand Prix celebrated sixty-five artists, painting in stunning locations in Steveston. Dozens of volunteers and local businesses contributed to the success of the inaugural event with even more support for this year’s painting competition. The art race of the year kicks off Saturday, September 22nd with the results being displayed at Britannia Heritage Shipyard’s Chinese Bunkhouse Sunday, September 23rd. More details to be posted soon. The concept of the Grand Prix of Art is to promote local arts in a fun and interactive manner. Artists from around the province are invited to participate in a day of “Plein Air” painting in Steveston Village. Artists are allocated a location in and around Steveston

Phoenix Art Workshop is proud to have Richmond News, The Community Arts Council of Richmond, Coast Capital Savings, Bean and Beyond, Rossiter Design, Britannia Heritage Shipyards and the Richmond Artist Guild, and the Gulf of Georgia Society, Steveston Insider as Community Partners. Richmond News will be helping raise the event’s profile, promoting the 3rd annual art race with feature stories leading up to the event, and publishing ballots for the People’s Choice Award. As official sponsor and coordinator for this event, Phoenix Art Workshop is thrilled to once again be organizing this wonderful event in our neighborhood. The hope is that next year the event will be the final stop in a series of this type around the province, creating the first ever BC Grand Prix of Art Provincial Circuit.

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Hockey Update The Seafair Minor Hockey Association is now taking registration for the upcoming 2012-2013 season. Be a part of one of the fastest growing and most successful hockey programs in the province. We offer a program for players aged 4 – 20 years old. Our teams have regularly scheduled ice times, and most receive free professional instruction. We also offer a variety of specialty skills instruction/classes. Returning to our program is : • Yogi Svejkovsky – Director of Hockey Operation (former 1st round draft choice of the NHL Washington Capitals, and current Assistant Coach with the WHL Vancouver Giants) • Derek Popke – Director of Player Development (skating coach with NHL Toronto Maple Leafs, and various other NHL and WHL players)

2012-2013 Registration Rates Hockey 1 Hockey 2 Hockey 3 Hockey 4 Atom

$235 $385 $520 $550 $650

Peewee Bantam Midget Juvenile

$670 $680 $675 $525

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Facials Pedicures | Manicures Hair Removal Spa Packages Body Treatments Gift Certificates

Steveston Bicycle & Kayak Shoppe

We just opened our new and exciting waterfront paddle sports facility on Imperial Landing Pier in the middle of Steveston Harbour!

Daily Specials Manicured Mondays Tootsie Tuesdays Waxing Wednesdays Therapeutic Thursdays Facial Fridays

Now homebase for Steveston Paddling Club, guided kayak tours, training, courses, clinics, youth programs and more.

Get out on the water this summer! Visit our store or call us

105-6111 London Rd


Full service bike and kayak store. Home to Steveston Bike Club. Try out our new Street Strider.

15% savings 604-241-4556 135-6231 London Rd www.g o e g a n s p a . c o m

MONCTON DENTAL Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

In the heart of Steveston Village

120-3511 Moncton Street


New smiles are always welcome!

Hours Monday, Tuesday, Friday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. August - September 2012 •


FOOD | DRINK Bakery | Deli | Specialty

Steveston Insider Directory

A Cake Wish (ad p. 31)

604-276-8475 Bell’s Bake Shop 110-12211 First Ave 604-284-5152

Candy Dish (article p. 20-21)

120-3911 Moncton St 604-277-6866 Dairy Queen 3900 Steveston Hwy 604-277-0646 Damien’s Belgian Waffles 2-2891 Chatham St 604-304-2884 Diplomat Bakery 110-6111 London Rd 604-241-9134

D-Original Sausage Haus (ad p. 15)

130-12000 First Ave 604-447-5545

Heidi’s Cookie Creations Steveston (ad p. 14) 604-270-2709 Heringers 190-12251 No. 1 Rd 604-274-6328

Mary’s British Home Store 4-3740 Chatham St 604-274-2261

South Harbour Fish 159-12420 No 1 Rd 604-277-3008

Mary’s Italian Ice Cream 120-12240 Second Ave 604-277-8210

Steveston Bakery 12231 No. 1 Rd 604-271-3656

Original Pure Water 115-3571 Chatham St 604-277-7873

Steveston Cookie Company

Outpost Mini Donut Co. 110-12240 Second Ave 604-448-0005 Pavel’s Food Store 5-3740 Chatham St 604-271-3635

Steveston Fish Shoppe 100-3420 Moncton St 604-277-3135 Steveston Landing Fish 102-3800 Bayview St 604-275-4746

Romania Country Bread 3680 Moncton St 604-304-0170

Steveston Pure Water 7-3740 Moncton St 604-272-8850

Sarah’s Original & Old Fashioned Ice Cream 110-3500 Moncton St 604-204-2600

The Market at Papi’s 12251 No. 1 Rd (courtyard) 604-277-7444

Seaside Marketing 45-12411 Trites Rd 604-329-2484

The Sweet Spot 110-12000 First Ave 604-271-8865

Sinfully The Best (ad p. 23)

13-3993 Chatham St 604-272-2655

Timothy’s Frozen Yogurt 104-3800 Bayview St 604-275-7547 Garry Point: 120-12771 Seventh Ave

Screamers Soft Serve Third Ave at Bayview 604-364-8740

Coffee | Tea


Bean & Beyond Cafe 12420 No. 1 Rd 604-277-2687

Rocanini Coffee Roasters 115-3900 Moncton St 604-284-5126

Steveston Coffee Co.

Blenz Coffee 105-3900 Bayview St 604-272-0777

Starbucks Coffee 4011 Bayview St 604-204-0288

Waves Coffee 12231 First Ave 604-448-9283

(ad p. 14)

110-3511 Moncton St 604-275-1983

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FOOD | DRINK Grocery | Market | Convenience Minato Food Mart 105-3900 Steveston Hwy 604-271-7732

7-Eleven 10991 No. 1 Rd 604-271-1811

Nirvana Organics 120-6231 London Rd 604-272-0115

Golden Apple Farm Market 4-3891 Chatham St 604-448-9918

Super Grocer 12051 No. 1 Rd 604-271-2722 Veggie King Market 100-12420 No. 1 Rd 604- 274-8816

Liquor O’Hare’s Liquor Store (ad p. 3)

5031 Steveston Hwy 604-241-2305

Shady Island Liquor Store 112-3800 Bayview St 604-275-6587

Steveston Winemakers 3851 Moncton St 604-275-9463

Steveston Hotel Liquor Store 12111 Third Ave 604-277-9511

Steveston Insider Directory

7-Eleven 110-6020 Steveston Hwy 604-271-9817

Restaurants | Cafes Alegria Cafe 12151 First Ave 604-274-1215 Adorabelle Tea Room 12051 Third Ave 604-241-1947 Big Bite Pizzeria 130-12420 No. 1 Rd 778-297-4404

Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant (ad p. 15) 140-3866 Bayview St 604-275-7811 Buck & Ear Bar & Grill 12111 Third Ave 604-277-9511 Caesars Bar & Grill 3880 Steveston Hwy 604-274-1268 Charthouse Restaurant 200-3866 Bayview St 604-271-7001

Cimona Cafe 210-3791 Bayview St 604-275-3753

Ichiro Japanese 110-12011 Second Ave 604-277-1150

Dairy Queen 3900 Steveston Hwy 604-277-0646

Kari House 130-3900 Bayview St 604-275-5274

Dave’s Fish & Chips 3460 Moncton St 604-271-7555

Kashu Sushi & Grill 130-12480 No. 1 Rd 604-204-0023

Diner No.1 12251 No. 1 Rd 604-284-5002 George’s Taverna 130-3760 Moncton St 604-275-5502 Gudrun Tasting Room 150-3500 Moncton St 604-272-1991 Hog Shack 3900 Bayview St 604-272-7264

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Kisamos Greek Taverna 3420 Moncton St 604-277-5626 Kiwami Japanese 230-3791 Bayview St 604-284-5253 Little Mexico Cantina 3131 Chatham St 604-272-5123 Mama’s Pizza 10-3891 Chatham St 604-271-6400 Mandalay Lounge Steakhouse 140-3900 Bayview St 604-628-2500 37

FOOD | DRINK Restaurants | Cafes... con’t

Steveston Insider Directory

McDonald’s Restaurant 110-12420 No 1 Rd 604-272-3034 Mega Sushi 100-3131 Chatham St 604-447-0773 New!

Moncton Cafe Restaurant 120-3651 Moncton St 604-370-1184

O’Hares GastroPub (ad p. 3)

5031 Steveston Hwy 604-277-2305 Paesano’s 250-12240 Second Ave 604-270-9252 Pajo’s - Steveston Wharf 604-272-1588 Pajo’s - Garry Point Park 604-204-0767 Panago Pizza 103-6020 Steveston Hwy 604-310-0001

Pat’s Galley 110-3900 Bayview St 604-277-1812 PierSide Deli 115-3800 Bayview St 604-448-0071 Pizza Factory 120-12020 First Ave 604-233-7777 Shady Island Seafood 112-3800 Bayview St 604-275-6587 Sockeye City Grill 108-3800 Bayview St 604-275-4347 Steveston Cannery Cafe 3711 Moncton St 604-272-1222 Steveston Pizza Co. 100-3400 Moncton St 604-204-0777

Subway 3-3740 Chatham St 604-274-8850

Tapenade Bistro (ad p. 29)

3711 Bayview St 604-275-5188 The Crab King 3540 Bayview St (floating) Timmy Kitchen 100-3791 Bayview St 604-275-1112 The Village Burgery 105-3800 Bayview St 604-275-6710 Urban Kitschen 120-12480 No. 1 Rd 604-370-3709 Village Sushi Bar 150-13020 No. 2 Rd, 604-271-1067

Steveston Seafood House 3951 Moncton St 604-271-5252

SERVICES Dental Bayview Dental

Moncton Dental

(ad p. 12)

(ad p. 35)

Chatham Dental Centre

Steveston Dental Care 3951 Steveston Hwy 604-274-9988

170-12420 No. 1 Rd 604-277-2483

(ad p. 28)

211-3740 Chatham St 604-271-5622 Chompers Family Dental 108-6033 London Rd 604-284-5005 38

120-3511 Moncton St 604-277-3515

Steveston Smiles (ad p. 10)

Harmony Dental Studio 3700 Moncton St 604-277-2223 Dr Bob Jamieson 3951 Steveston Hwy 604-277-1223 Dr Rho Kee & Dr Sarah Harland 3951 Steveston Hwy 604-274-6121

3851 Steveston Hwy 604-277-1131

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SERVICES Education (Private), Arts & Care for Kids (ad p. 5)

3720 Broadway St 604-726-8428

Burke Academy of Dance 200-13040 No. 2 Rd 604-271-1271

Defy Gravity Dance Co. (ad p. 31)

30-11151 Horseshoe Way 604-272-0808

Gateway Academy (ad p. 11)

6500 Gilbert Rd 604-247-4975

Learning Centred (ad p. 28)

212-3580 Moncton St 778-288-6676 Lil Divas Fitness 778-322-7174 Little Maples Preschool & Afterschool Care 7671 Alouette Dr 604-512-1611

Richmond Jewish Day School 8760 No. 5 Rd 604-275-3393 Sandcastle Park Children’s Centre 8-3060 Chatham St 604-274-8380 St Joseph the Worker Catholic School 4451 Williams Rd 604-277-1115

Stagecoach Theatre (ad p. 31)

4071 Francis Rd 604-537-3669 Steveston Community Centre Preschools 4111 Moncton St 604-238-8080 Steveston Music Centre 340-12211 First Ave 604-271-3545


The Arts Connection (ad p. 8-9)

Music, Dance, Art 604-241-0141

Renaissance Kids

Renaissance Baby, Junior & Full-day Kindergarten Pre-school and Academy 1 - 12491 No 2 Rd 604-241-0826

Tiny Tots Playhouse (ad p. 28)

604-285-6013 Tree House Early Learning Centre 100-5500 Andrew Rd 604-277-8224

Steveston Insider Directory

Pacific Rim Montessori Academy

4Cats Arts Studio 110-12031 First Ave 778-297-4244

Urban Dance Co. 128-11121 Horseshoe Way 604-277-4494 With Our Own Two Hands 3-3871 Moncton St 778-882-3165 World of Music & Arts 140-6231 London Rd 604-809-5730

Education - Public Schools Steveston-London Secondary 6600 Williams Rd 604-668-6668

Boyd Secondary 9200 No. 1 Rd 604-668-6615

Homma Elementary 5100 Brunswick Dr 604-668-7844

Byng Elementary 3711 Georgia St 604-668-6649

McKinney Elementary 10451 Lassam Rd 604-668-6133

Westwind Elementary 11371 Kingfisher Dr 604-668-6497

Diefenbaker Elementary 4511 Hermitage Dr 604-668-6639

McMath Secondary 4251 Garry St 604-718-4050

Wowk Elementary 5380 Woodwards Rd 604-668-6198

Dixon Elementary 9331 Diamond Rd 604-668-6608

Steves Elementary 10111 Fourth Ave 604-668-6660

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SERVICES Financial

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Cheyna Conder Ltd. Chartered Accountant 604-277-4260

FS Financial Strategies 110-3880 Chatham St 604-241-8887

Chris Pughe

M.J. Bayers, CGA Steveston 604-671-4791

(ad p. 10)

Complete Mortgage 604-760-1446 Coast Capital 3960 Chatham St 604-288-3403 Dundee Wealth 100-3688 Chatham St 604-277-1835 Edward Jones 120-3671 Chatham St 604-231-7621

Riverside Mortgage Group (ad p. 13) 118-6033 London Rd 604-274-9000

Seigneuret & Company CGA (ad p. 28)

Mike’s Tax Service 218-3580 Moncton St 1-866-864-8934

210-3911 Moncton St 604-266-0212

Nielsen & Co. CGA 150-12000 First Ave 604-275-3244

Tammy Morin-Nakashima 209-3740 Chatham St 604-275-0070

RBC Royal Bank 3740 Moncton St 604-668-4355

WealthSmart Financial (ad p. 29)

3251 Chatham St 604-241-4357

Fitness Focus Pilates (ad p. 14) 103-6033 London Rd 604-551-6593

Fusion Fitness 310-12211 First Ave 604-275-1110 Gemini Fitness Inc. 115-3800 Chatham St 604-304-9119 Jazzercise Richmond 604-813-3990

Lulu Family Fitness (ad p. 28)

604-880-1142 New!

Russel Sean Fitness 9-12491 No. 2 Rd 604-341-4288 New!

Spinergy Fitness 230-12240 Second Ave 604-241-4770

Steveston Gym 180-13040 No. 2 Rd 604-275-3609 Steveston Village Yoga 12151 First Ave 604-943-3221

Studio 108 Yoga (ad p. 15) 130-3900 Steveston Hwy The Pilates Group 200 - 13040 No. 2 Rd 778-895-4148

Hair Salons | Barbers A-Styles Hair Salon 130-3500 Moncton St 604-277-4883 Alen’s Golden Scissors 6-3740 Chatham St 604-274-4247 Amy’s Hair & Beauty 7-3891 Chatham St 604-277-8229 Arrz 2 120-3571 Chatham St 604-272-0041 40

Ask Hair Studio Ltd 150-3900 Bayview St 604-241-8600 Gentleman’s Chair 110-3400 Moncton St 604-304-3253 Hair by Lenny 115-3631 Chatham St 604-241-1755 Lift Hair Shoppe 155-13020 No. 2 Rd 604-241-5593

Natalia’s Spa 125-3800 Chatham St 604-204-0333 Remark Hair Design 130-3591 Chatham St 604-271-4247 Shades Individual Design 155-3900 Steveston Hwy 604-274-2224

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SERVICES Hair Salons | Barbers Steveston Barbers 120-3880 Chatham St 604-277-7815

Steveston Hair 115-3631 Chatham St 604-999-2155

Health | Medical 12th House Homeopathy Holistic Healing Arts 270-3580 Moncton St 604-271-4325

Momentum Wellness Centre (ad p. 28)

290-3651 Moncton St 604-916-3833

Angels There For You 106-12031 Second Ave 604-271-4427

Nurse Next Door 120-12000 First Ave 604-644-5524

Steveston Chiropractic 140-12000 First Ave 604-275-9776

Chatham Speech & Language 110-3671 Chatham St 604-271-7523

Pangaea Clinic 120-12011 Second Ave 604-275-0163

Steveston Massage Therapy 120 - 3631 Chatham St 604-272-2747

Past Tense Massage Therapy 210-12251 No. 1 Rd 604-272-9995

Steveston Village Physio 102-3811 Chatham St 604-241-0933

Pharmasave Steveston 105-12420 No. 1 Rd 604-232-0159

Turning Point Wellness 110-3571 Chatham St 604-275-4641

Satori Integrative Health 12004 No. 1 Rd 604-274-7224

West Richmond Massage 268-3580 Moncton St 604-284-5095

Healing River Acupuncture Centre (ad p. 13)

105-3571 Chatham St 604-277-5550 Life Labs 104-3811 Chatham Rd 604-271-1712

1-3891 Chatham St 604-370-2223

Steveston Acupuncture (ad p. 14)

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Ship N Shore Hair Studio 105-12031 First Ave 604-272-4822

Pets Doggy Six Grooming 165–3900 Steveston Hwy 604-271-2525 Little Paws Animal Clinic 130-12011 2nd Ave 604-241-7387

Meow + Bark Avenue (article p. 16-17)

3820 Moncton St 604-271-3647

Steveston Vet Hospital 150-3900 Steveston Hwy 604-274-9938

SPCA Richmond 7791 Steveston Hwy 604-277-3100

Spas, etc

B & D Spa Inc. 240-3791 Bayview St 604-304-9005 Cool Secret Spa 115-13020 No. 2 Road 604-803-5359

Goegan Spa (ad p. 35)

135-6231 London Rd 604-241-4556 Lacquer Beauty Bar 110-3900 Moncton St 604-275-7575

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Papillon Paradise Spa 180-12420 No. 1 Rd 604-271-7717 Radiant Tanning Salon 110-3591 Chatham St 604-295-6410 41

SERVICES Spas, etc ... con’t

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Raintree Day Spa 125-13020 No. 2 Rd 604-274-4426 Rebecca Nail Spa 12031 Second Ave 778-297-6587

Tao Day Spa 115-3900 Bayview St 604-277-9821

Specialty Services Auto Wizard Mechanical 12340B Trites Rd 604-274-0443

Brechin Maclean Photography (ad p. 28) 200-3580 Moncton St 604-277-5787 Cannon Fire Media 604-505-2307 Clayton Perry Photography

Design by Fire (ad p. 32)

604-831-9206 Focal Point Coaching Rupert Whiting 604-339-5369 Georgina Patko & Assoc. 290-12420 No. 1 Rd 778-995-5690 Jeffersons Dry Cleaners 110 – 3800 Chatham St 604-271-8223 John Yap, MLA 115–4011 Bayview St 604-241-8452 Kim’s Electronics 210-12220 Second Ave 604-275-5885 Lordco Parts Ltd. 1-3740 Chatham St 604-272-7870


Steveston Nails 4-3891 Chatham St 604-284-5178

Mardon Insurance (ad p. 12)

145-3900 Steveston Hwy 604-274-9971

NuHaus (ad p. 13)

Design & Build Homes 604-760-4294 Oris Consulting Corp. 12235 No. 1 Rd 604-241-4657 Pacific Design Furniture 105-12417 No. 2 Rd 604-204-0700

Pilgrim Painting (ad p. 28)


RE/MAX Select Realty Karel Palla & Darryl Sjerven (ad on back cover)

Seppo’s Automotive 3611 Moncton St 604-204-0415 Steveston Bottle Depot 2-12320 Trites Rd 604-241-9177 Steveston Marine Services 12200 First Ave 604-274-9825 Steveston Passages 604-720-0841 Steveston Real Estate 12235 No. 1 Rd 604-274-7326

Steveston Tattoo Company (ad p. 10)

110-12020 First Ave 604-284-5030


Stripe Graphics Ltd. 604-271-5542

Richard Keevil & John Skapski Law Offices 2nd Flr, 3711 Moncton St 604-204-0050

Sweet Lulu’s Costume Co. 778-397-3777

Sandra Steier Photography (ad p. 32)


Total Package Computers 100-6111 London Rd 604-241-4000 X L Clean Coin Laundry 110-3900 Steveston Hwy 604-272-1225

Seafair Service Centre Napa Autopro (ad p. 29)

4011 Francis Rd 604-277-3620

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SHOP - RETAIL Clothing | Shoes | Accessories Seas on Shore 150-12251 No. 1 Rd 604-271-5822

From Seeds to Fashion 150-12420 No. 1 Rd 604-277-3676

Stepin’ Out Shoes 3991 Moncton St 604-304-0602

Jet Lag Travel Boutique 110-12031 Second Ave 604-277-3331

Steve’s Board Shop 150-12240 Second Ave 778-297-7422

Steveston Village Maternity 110-3911 Moncton St 778-297-7379 Treasures Boutique 140-12240 Second Ave 604-275-7119 Violet Hill Boutique 108-12211 No. 1 Rd 604-274-3563

Gifts | Specialty | Decor Hearts 12115 First Ave 604-304-3537

A Monkey Tree 105-3900 Moncton St 604-448-9234 Beat Merchant 160-12240 Second Ave 604-204-0044 Beau Monde 117-3800 Bayview St 604-275-7969

London Farm Gift Shop 6511 Dyke Rd 604-271-5220 Lofty Living Furniture Co. 110-12031 First Ave 604-271-5638

Bliss (ad p. 3)

105-12231 First Ave 604-351-0843 Cannery Store 12138 Fourth Ave 604-664-9006 Dam Good Soap 604-240-9921

Juvelisto 120-3500 Moncton St 604-241-7376

Lulu Island Designs 118-3800 Moncton St 604-275-0558 Nikaido Gifts 150-3580 Moncton St 604-275-0262


(ad p. 5)

Prickly Pear Garden Ctr 12311 No. 1 Rd 604-241-4717

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Bare Basics Lingerie 3871 Moncton St 604-271-5330

Serendipity’s Backyard 120-12031 First Ave 604-275-1683 Serenity Home Decor 170-3580 Moncton St 604-241-3055 Shooting Star Souvenir 119-3800 Bayview St 604-271-2717 Splash Toy Shop 140-3580 Moncton St 604-241-0234 The Spotted Frog 110-12480 No. 1 Rd 778-297-4663

100-3580 Moncton St 604-271-1011

Thrift | Antiques | Consignment Daisies Boutique 12131 First Ave 604-271-9402

Kidsupply Clothing Co. 140-12420 No. 1 Rd 604-271-6415

Steveston General Store 101-12071 First Ave 604-272-5272

Gerry’s Books 102-12071 First Ave 604-272-6601

Richmond Hospital Aux. 3731 Chatham St 604-271-1551

SOS Treasure Cottage 3800 Moncton St 604-274-8866

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SHOP - RETAIL Specialty Stores

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Benjamin Moore 150-6020 Steveston Hwy 604-271-2027

Pharmasave Steveston 105-12420 No. 1 Rd 604-232-0159

Steveston Marine & Hardware 3560 Moncton St 604-277-7031

Crafts N More 3471 Moncton St 604-272-3824

Phoenix Art Workshop

Steveston Pharmacy 101-3811 Chatham St 604-271-2820

Elves Embroidery 12111 First Ave 604-275-8191 Laara’s Vacuums 3981 Moncton St 604-277-8487 Nikka Fishing & Marine 3551 Moncton St 604-271-6332

(artice p. 6-7, ad p. 47)

3891 Chatham St 604-448-1860 Rod’s Building Supplies 3471 Moncton St 604-277-1191 Steveston Book Store 3760 Moncton St 604-274-3604

Steveston Bicycle & Kayak (ad p. 35)

105-6111 London Rd 604-271-5544

The Medicine Shoppe 11-3993 Chatham St 778-297-5777 Village Bikes 3891 Moncton St 604-274-3865 Vision Plus 190-12420 No. 1 Rd 604 365-9534 Wool & Wicker 120-12051 Second Ave 604-275-1239

Community Attractions Britannia Heritage Shipyard 5180 Westwater Dr 604-718-8050

South Fraser Water Taxi 604-632-0923

Steveston Eco Tours

Steveston Seabreeze Adv. 12551 No 1 Rd, Bldg 43 604-272-7200

Gulf of Georgia Cannery 12138 Fourth Ave 604-664-9009


The Sharing Farm at Terra Nova Rural Park

London Heritage Farm 6511 Dyke Rd 604-271-5220

(ad p. 29)

Steveston Museum & Post Office

3811 Moncton St 604-271-6868

Steveston Water Taxi 604-720-0841

(ad p. 30)

2631 Westminster Highway Vancouver Whale Watch 210-12240 Second Ave 604-274-9565

Community Links City of Richmond 6911 No. 3 Rd 604-276-4000 Steveston Community Centre 4111 Moncton St 604-238-8080 Steveston Community Police 4371 Moncton St Non-emerg: 604-713-2323 44

Steveston Comm. Society

Steveston Farmers Market Steveston No. 2 Firehall 11011 No. 2 Rd Non-Emer: 604-278-5131 Steveston Harbour Authority

Steveston Merchants Association (ad p. 18) NEW!

Steveston Visitor Centre Tourism Richmond 3811 Moncton St 604-271-8280

August - September 2012 •

Sports Links Basketball

Drive Basketball


Atlantis Programs Pedalheads Bike Camps


The Zone Bowling


Richmond Curling Club

Field Sports

Richmond Boys Fastball Richmond City Baseball Richmond Girls Softball

Richmond Rugby Richmond Youth Soccer TSS Academy at Sportstown

Gymnastics Cartwheels Inc. (ad p. 19)

145-12417 No. 2 Rd 604-275-0020 Panther Cheer Athletics Richmond Gymnastics Club


Richmond Ball Hockey Richmond Cosom Hockey

Richmond Cricket Club

Richmond Ravens Female Hockey

Richmond Girls Field Hockey

Richmond Minor Hockey

Richmond Girls Soccer

Richmond Sockeyes

Richmond Kajaks Track & Field

Martial Arts

Kendo Paradigm Shift Martial Arts New!

Sirota’s Alchymy 110-12280 Trites Rd Steveston Judo


BC Water Polo Richmond Kigoos Richmond Rapids Swim Club

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Richmond Youth Basketball

Steveston Outdoor Pool 4111 Moncton St 604-238-8030 Swim info: 604-276-4300 VPW Synchronized Swimming


Connaught Skating Club

Richmond Arenas Richmond Youth Roller Hockey Richmond Oval

Seafair Minor Hockey

Richmond Lacrosse

(ad p. 34)

Richmond Minor Football

Steveston Hockey

Richmond Pitch & Putt Golf

August - September 2012 •

Richmond Ringette (ad p. 31) Richmond Rockets Speed Skating


August 2012

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Honda Celebration of Lights, fireworks by Brazil/Italy. 9:30pm, Sunset Beach, Vancouver.


Music at the Cannery, 6:30 - 8pm. Gulf of Georgia Cannery. Rock Line featuring Gerry Layton and the best songs from the glorious 60’s.


Steveston Museum Summer Music Series, 12-4pm, Steveston Museum, 3811 Moncton St.


Steveston Farmers & Artisans Market, 10am-4pm, Third Ave at Moncton St.


BC Day, statutory holiday


Music at the Cannery, 6:30 - 8pm. Gulf of Georgia Cannery. Tim Readman & Out of the Green, British & Irish song favourites from their latest album with a twist of humour.


Richmond Maritime Festival, Britannia Shipyard. (p. 22)


Family Farm Fair, 10am - 4pm at London Heritage Farm, 6511 Dyke Rd. Adult $2, seniors & teens $1, children 50¢. Petting zoo, pony rides, community group displays, crafts, children’s activities and live entertainment.


Music at the Cannery. Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer. Two piece high energy blues band.


Steveston Car Boot Sale, 9am-12 noon. Parking lot, Steveston Community Centre.


Steveston Farmers & Artisans Market, 10am-4pm, Third Ave at Moncton St.


4th Annual Garlic Festival, 11am - 3pm at Terra Nova Rural Park, 2431 Westminster Hwy. (see p. 30)


Tour de Biennale. Ride starts at Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver and goes through Richmond to Garry Point Park in Steveston.


Seafair “Try Hockey”, 12-2pm, Coliseum at Richmond Ice Centre.


Music at the Cannery. Tommy Alto. Young rockabilly with the Johnny Cash voice.


Steveston Dragon Boat Festival, Britannia Shipyard.


Fishing the West Coast Photo Contest at Gulf of Georgia Cannery, 1-5pm.


Richmond Raptor Festival, Terra Nova Rural Park, 2431 Westminster Hwy. 11am-4pm.


Richmond Arenas Open House at Richmond Ice Centre. Free skating 1-5pm.


Music at the Cannery. Swell & Swag & The Swagmen.

September 2012



Steveston Farmers & Artisans Market, 10am-4pm, Third Ave at Moncton St.


Labour Day, statutory holiday


First day of school


Sports Swap Meet, 10am - 1pm, Steveston Community Centre.


Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause, 1-4pm at Garry Point Park. Walk starts at 3pm.


Best Catch Sustainable Seafood Festival, 12-4pm, Gulf of Georgia Cannery.


International Talk Like A Pirate Day, Gulf of Georgia Cannery


Steveston Farmers & Artisans Market, 10am-4pm, Third Ave at Moncton St.


Terry Fox Run, 10am at Garry Point Park.


Grand Prix of Art. (see ad p. 33)


Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. Join the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society at 1pm and clean up South and Southwest beach areas of Garry Point Park North.


School District 38 Pro-D Day, no school


Culture Days, 10am-5pm at Gulf of Georgia Cannery


Home-based Business Fair, 10am-2pm, Steveston Community Centre.


Steveston Farmers & Artisans Market, 10am-4pm, Third Ave at Moncton St. Go online for details and updates:

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