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A Guide to Local Shopping & Fun!

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Publisher’s Note It is December already, and I am excited to be spending Christmas at home in Steveston rather than on a Hawaiian beach. Really! It has been such a busy fall that most of us are just trying to catch our breath. Christmas gives us a chance to escape, to decorate, and to visit with friends and family. The Steveston Merchants Association (SMA) has been planning Christmas in Steveston Village for months. Santa makes his grand entrance by boat on December 1st, and then walks to the Cannery for photos. The afternoon will be magical with horse-drawn carriage rides, carolers, mascots, a juggler and stilt walker. Merchants are planning to welcome holiday shoppers, and the SMA just finished another successful Girls’ Night Out pre-Christmas shopping event.

is the Steveston Rotary Club. For decades they have hosted the Steveston Santa Claus Parade to collect food and cash donations for those in need. The cover photo was taken by local photographer Clayton Perry at Garry Point Park. We are crossing our fingers that the ‘pond’ will freeze again this year so we can enjoy the thrill of outdoor skating. Speaking of skating, do you know what “the fastest game on ice” is? While working with Laura Takasaki who assisted with Christmas in Steveston Village, I discovered her passion for the game of ringette, which inspired this article. Featured businesses in this issue include a Steveston favourite, Pieces, and the new tea house in the old Court House, Adorabelle. Add both to your ‘must-do’ list this season! From my family to yours, have a wonderful holiday season and remember to shop locally.

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Adorabelle Tea Room & Gift Shop: Worlds Away in Steveston by Sarah Gordon

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Adorabelle Tea Room & Gift Shop is housed inside the cheerful lemon yellow historic Steveston Court House. The interior is charming with feminine touches in a relaxing palette of pale pink, white and black. A variety of repurposed furniture painted white, plays a role in making Adorabelle simply ‘adorable’. You will notice the Eiffel Tower is paid homage to throughout the tea room. An illuminated light panel above one of the seating areas will make you feel like you are staring up at the Eiffel Tower on a sunny day. Other small scale versions are placed around the room, which according to Cathy Hayes, who owns the business along with her husband Chris Hayes, is thanks to Chris’s love of the French monument. To set aside time for afternoon tea is one of the most refined treats you can give yourself and a companion. I recently had 12

the pleasure of having afternoon tea with Steveston Insider’s publisher, Carolynne Palla. Adorabelle promises if you “close your eyes…you will think you are in another place far, far away.” We did just that. We took time from our busy schedules, switched off our cell phones (a courtesy requested inside the tea room), and far from the madding crowd we spent an hour conversing. We sipped individually selected teas and leisurely ate our way through three tiers of tea sandwiches, fresh baked scones with sweetened cream and strawberry preserves, and petite sweets. Cathy Hayes was born and raised in Richmond. She grew up baking alongside her mother and loved it; in fact, they still work alongside each other occasionally in Adorabelle’s kitchen. Chris Hayes is originally from London, Ontario. The couple met at Bikram Yoga in 2002 and married three years later. After a brief move to Langley the Hayes

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relocated to Steveston in 2010. They wanted to raise their two young children (ages 1 and 3) closer to family. The Hayes confess that they are entrepreneurs by nature. They saw the need for a tea room in Steveston and jumped at the opportunity. In September 2011 extensive renovations began on the interior of the old Court House (1925) which, until recently, had been used as a conference room and storage for the former law practice located next door. By the middle of February 2012 Adorabelle was open for business. The dress code is casually elegant, and there is even a ‘Tickle Trunk’ containing tiaras, top hats, feather boas, fascinators, masquerade masks, and wands, which both children and adults enjoying dipping into to enhance their tea party! If you are looking for a unique way to celebrate a special occasion or milestone consider a private afternoon tea booking. The venue seats twenty and is bound to leave your guests talking. At the beginning of November Adorabelle unveiled their holiday menu which runs through December. The Christmas tier features caramel apple cider pound cake, strawberries and cream, a chocolate ginger cookie, chocolate peppermint petit fours, a mini cheesecake, along with an orange scone and an eggnog cranberry scone. The tea sandwiches include chicken Waldorf, egg salad pinwheel, dill cream cheese and smoked salmon pinwheel, cucumber and cream cheese, and savory bacon chive cupcake. Child size tiers include a vanilla cupcake with vanilla buttercream, chocolate peppermint lollicakes, strawberries and cream, a vanilla meringue cookie and an orange scone. The tea sandwiches include cucumber and cream cheese, cream cheese and cherry pinwheel, and raspberry jam and holiday sprinkle. With thirteen teas on the menu, supplied from Steveston’s very own Nikaido tea and gift shop, the choices are as diverse as they are delicious. A tray of loose teas will be brought to your table to smell, and from there you can narrow down your decision. Adorabelle’s top five favourites are Steveston December 2012 - January 2013 •


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A Special Place to find the Perfect Gift photos by Sandra Steier “I love this shop” is one of the most rewarding compliments Pieces receives and it consistently makes David and Sarah Gordon smile. Before they purchased the business, Sarah Gordon would bring her friends into the shop and utter those very words. An undeniable part of Pieces’ charm is its location. The magic is housed inside the venerable red brick Hepworth Block, which has stood on Moncton Street for almost 100 years (2013 marks its centenary). This landmark building survived the great fire of 1918 when most of Steveston burnt to the ground. You can see a physical reminder of the fire on a scorched pillar inside the shop. Customers have used words such as exquisite, tasteful and whimsical to describe Pieces, and some fondly refer to it as their “go to” store. Pieces takes pride in an “Especially Canadian” focus. When the Gordons go on buying trips they are often asked what they

sell. Laughing, they explain what the store is not, a gift shop with beavers waving Canadian flags, but rather a tasteful collection of many Canadian made and designed products, often created by local artists. The overall look of the shop is largely thanks to the beautiful cottage style furniture created by Langley artist Jill Hill. One customer concocted a recipe to describe Pieces. “Stir in a pinch of princess, a dash of nautical and a healthy dose of hostess-withthe-mostest, and you’ve got Pieces!” It is amazing what can fit inside a small shop: Trollbeads, jewellery by local artists, home décor, Matt & Nat handbags, Lug bags, U.S.E.D. bags made from recycled seatbelts, stationery and cards, soaps, lotions (Barefoot Venus’ Hunny Mango is the fragrance showcased at Blue Canoe Restaurant), hostess gifts, umbrellas, wall art, and a children’s corner filled with goodies.

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Pieces is the exclusive Richmond dealer of Sid Dickens Memory Blocks. Sid Dickens came into the shop last February and was very impressed by the large collection and display of his art work. He hand signed all of the blocks (they sold out very quickly), and was even more impressed to learn that instead of increasing the price of the signed blocks, David Gordon invited customers to make a donation to Variety - The Children’s Charity. David and Sarah Gordon feel incredibly fortunate to have artist Jill Hall as an integral member of ‘team Pieces’. Hall’s creative talent and imagination is boundless. She is constantly reinventing herself and proudly marches to her own drumbeat. While she is very modest, Hall’s company, Castaways, has been featured in national magazines including Canadian House & Home and Style at Home. Hall taught herself to use power tools (after all, why shouldn’t a woman wield a table saw?) and began making custom furniture. With the exception of the display cases, all 18

of the furniture in Pieces is for sale. Hall is happy to take special orders, with the understanding that she needs some artistic leeway. Whatever you request, it is bound to elicit compliments and give your home style and character. While the store is always changing, you will notice the most dramatic transformation takes place during the holiday season when the shop becomes a Christmas destination. The Christmas window display has become a tradition, and with a nod to classic department store displays of yesteryear, it tells a story of its own. Past windows have featured everything from a seafaring shipload of saucy pirate sock monkeys and ballerinas, to an intricate spinning ship’s wheel with an accompanying nautical scene. Last year passers-by were captivated by a ‘Twas the Night before Christmas scene with toys tucked into miniature beds beside a fireplace. This year’s charming woodland scene has created a buzz as Jill Hall’s large cut out Christmas trees have become a coveted item.

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Isabelle Henderson, Shawn Mercer and Heidi Wiesendahl are the indispensable staff members who the Gordons refer to as their Pieces family. The Gordons are also deeply appreciative of their loyal customers’ support and commitment to shopping local.

customers will pop in for a ‘spin and sniff’ and report that even a short visit is an instant mood lifter. This holiday season, with the scent of cranberry candles in the air, Pieces is a perfect destination to find something unique for everyone on your gift list.

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Pay It Forward by Sarah Gordon She couldn’t have caught me on a worse day. My first cold of the season had left me feeling bedraggled and on top of that I had to face Costco on a Friday morning, which requires all of my strength at the best of times. I paused to study the nutritional value of cheese strings when a woman approached me and asked if I knew where she might find tofu. She told me that I looked healthy and felt that I would be able to help her. Having made my day, of course I was eager to assist and offered a few suggestions. After a few comments and smiles I wished her luck and we said goodbye. As soon as she left I decided I would make it my quest to not only locate the tofu, like a needle in the Costco haystack, but also to find her again and report back. It took me approximately five minutes and voilà, my mission was accomplished. Feeling very touched she told me she was going to pay my kindness forward. Before going shopping I had been at a school assembly where the inspiring principal passed on a message to the school’s 450 students about moving from “me to we” thinking, namely to be positive, to share and to help others. This message certainly registered with me and I thank him for his gentle reminder. I recently read a column in The Vancouver Sun written by Craig and Marc Kielburger which was very inspiring. This dynamic brotherly 26

duo from Thornhill, Ontario founded Free the Children in 1995 when Craig Kielburger was only 12-years-old. Today, Free the Children is a highly successful international charity and educational partner. They believe in a world where all young people are free to achieve their fullest potential as agents of change. What caught my eye in this particular article “Hey parents, your children are watching” was adults need to lead by example to change the world. The Kielburgers frequently meet parents who wonder how their children can help make a difference. Although the brothers have plenty of ideas how children can help fight against bullying, poverty and hunger, every so often they like to turn the tables and ask parents what they are doing to help make a difference. According to the 2012 Power to Change survey conducted by Angus Reid, the Kielburgers state that only 17% of Canadian adults believe that their generation has the greatest opportunity to help others and the world. Those numbers are staggering. Children are losing faith in the very people who should be guiding and inspiring them, namely their parents’ generation. In turn, adults are passing the torch to their children to fix the world’s problems; however, all is not lost. According to the Kielburgers “there is solid evidence that when parents – as well as

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teachers and mentors – show their helping side, children internalize and adopt these behaviours.” How do we do this? Lead by example is their wise suggestion. Take action. Volunteer your time. The Kielburgers cite another study which indicates that children are more likely to volunteer their time if they see their parents giving back to their community. It seems fitting at this time of the year, as we are rapidly propelling towards the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, to look beyond ‘me’, and even beyond one’s immediate family to the much bigger picture – one’s community. Pause for a moment to think about how you can help someone. It may be a small gesture like my Costco scenario. It could be on a much grander scale such as volunteering at The Richmond Food Bank to help pack boxes, or giving your time to help Richmond Hospital. If you love animals you can lend a hand at the SPCA or Richmond Animal Protection Society. Organize a visit to a senior’s home and sing Christmas carols with your school, church

group or Girl Guide unit. I did this a couple of years ago with my Brownies unit and it was the most heartwarming experience to see the joy in the residents’ eyes as they watched the young girls serenade them. Better yet, visit a nursing home at other times of the year when they don’t have as many visitors. That is what it all comes down to, moving from “what’s in it for me”, to creating happiness for someone else. We frequently teach ‘it is better to give than to receive’. For children truly to understand this it must be modeled, so pay it forward. It doesn’t have to be complicated. Give someone a break in traffic. Let someone go ahead of you at the grocery store if they only have a few items. Say hello to someone who looks like they need a little pick me up. Shovel snow for a neighbour. Pay a stranger a compliment. As the Kielburgers say, “your children are watching”. Lead by example and you will be paying forward the best gift that you can offer this world – kind, compassionate and socially conscious children.

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Ringette: The Fastest Game on Ice by Sarah Gordon

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“What exactly is ringette?” is a question often associated with this sport which is sometimes mistaken for a version of girls’ hockey. Laura Takasaki, a coach with Richmond Ringette, chuckles when asked, and is eager to correct the misconception as she is a great believer in the game that she has played for thirty years. Like hockey, ringette is an ice sport, however, rather than playing with a hockey stick and a puck, the players use a straight stick and a rubber ring (imagine a 6” hollow blue doughnut). The greatest difference between the two sports is obstruction and interference are prohibited in ringette. In many ways the game shares more in common with basketball, soccer and lacrosse in terms of its offensive and defensive play. In 1963 Sam Jacks, from North Bay, Ontario (also the inventor of floor hockey), developed ringette as an alternative ice game for girls at a time when hockey was for boys only. The objective is to score on the opponent by shooting the ring into their net. The challenge lies in skating while catching or "stabbing" the ring. Physical contact is not allowed. Once stabbed, the ring is easier to control than a puck, but ringette's blue-line rules force more passing. As a result, players learn teamwork rather than depending on one or two dominant players. The absence of ring handling allows players to focus on improving 30

their skating, which increases the tempo of the game, and has earned ringette the bragging rights of being ‘the fastest game on ice’. Most games last approximately one hour. As the pace is very fast, players get plenty of ice time. Six players from each team are allowed on the ice at one time; one goalie, two defense, two forwards, and one centre. The players wear full protective equipment including a distinctive face mask, a jersey and long pants. The goalie uses regular goal catcher’s equipment; however, some goalies use a unique catching glove. Ringette is played throughout Canada at many different levels, from house league to all-stars and in national and international competition. In Canada, 50,000 athletes, coaches, and officials call ringette their sport. Takasaki is proud to report that there are a couple of Richmond players on the B.C. Thunder National Ringette team. This sport builds strong, fit and confident girls, yet even though the game is not limited to females, the membership is still largely female. Involvement in sports teaches valuable life lessons such as commitment, time-management, goal-setting, teamwork and respect. Ringette devotees also list the friendships they form as one of the top

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reasons they love being involved in the sport. Children can begin playing as young as five years old, and the beauty is you don’t even need to know how to skate, you can learn as you go! Ringette is also gentle on the pocketbook. Startup costs are approximately $100 and rental equipment is available for players for the first year. After that time, when you become hooked on ringette, as Takasaki says you will, you can purchase your own gear. Ringette’s age divisions include U9 (Bunnies) ages 4-7, U10 (Novice) ages 7-9, U12 (Petite) ages 10-11, U14 (Tween) ages 12-13, U16 (Junior) ages 14-15, U19 (Belle) ages 16-18, Open 18 years+ and Masters 30 years+. Takasaki’s household is a busy one. In addition to running the locally based event planning company, Imagine That Events, with her business partner, Sharon Liew, Takasaki’s entire family lives and breathes Richmond Ringette. Laura Takasaki continues to play on Richmond Ringette’s Open team, and she coaches Richmond Ringette’s Bunnies division. Her daughters Tayah (12) and Hailey (13) assist as junior coaches with the Bunnies. Like their mother, they were both very young when they started playing ringette, and they

continue to play, along with a core group of friends who also started playing as Bunnies. Not to be left out, Laura’s husband Troy coaches the U14 team and the Open team. The time commitment to Richmond Ringette depends on your division. Younger players generally practice 1-2 times per week while higher levels practice 2-3 times per week. Richmond Ringette’s home base is the Richmond Ice Centre. The season runs from September to March. Registration closes December 15th. Regular season games for U10 and up begin October 1st. The U9 season begins December 1st in order to have an opportunity to learn and practice the game. In January tournaments are played against other ringette teams across Metro Vancouver. Ringette is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013. There are opportunities to come out and watch the fastest game on ice and register to play this season. Who knows, maybe 30 years from now your daughter will be living and breathing ringette like Laura Takasaki and her family.

December 2012 - January 2013 •

Richmond Ringette



Bakery | Deli | Specialty

Steveston Insider Directory

A Cake Wish (ad p. 10)


Bell’s Bake Shop (ad p. 7)

110-12211 First Ave 604-284-5152 Candy Dish 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

Mary’s Italian Ice Cream (open seasonally) 120-12240 Second Ave 604-277-8210 Original Pure Water 115-3571 Chatham St 604-277-7873 Outpost Mini Donut Co. 110-12240 Second Ave 604-448-0005 Pavel’s Food Store 5-3740 Chatham St 604-271-3635 Romania Country Bread 3680 Moncton St 604-304-0170

Diplomat Bakery 110-6111 London Rd 604-241-9134

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

D-Original Sausage Haus 130-12000 First Ave 604-447-5545

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

Heidi’s Cookie Creations

Sinfully The Best

(ad p. 29)

604-270-2709 Heringers 190-12251 No. 1 Rd 604-274-6328 Mary’s British Home Store 4-3740 Chatham St 604-274-2261

(ad p. 3)

13-3993 Chatham St 604-272-2655

South Harbour Fish 159-12420 No 1 Rd 604-277-3008 Steveston Bakery 12231 No. 1 Rd 604-271-3656 Steveston Cookie Company Steveston Fish Shoppe 100-3420 Moncton St 604-277-3135 Steveston Landing Fish 102-3800 Bayview St 604-275-4746 Steveston Pure Water 7-3740 Moncton St 604-272-8850 The Market at Papi’s 12251 No. 1 Rd (courtyard) 604-277-7444 The Sweet Spot 110-12000 First Ave 604-271-8865 Timothy’s Frozen Yogurt 104-3800 Bayview St 604-275-7547 Garry Point (open seasonally) 120-12771 Seventh Ave

Screamers Soft Serve (open seasonally) 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. 20)

110-3511 Moncton St 604-275-1983

December 2012 - January 2013 •


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

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

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

O’Hare’s Liquor Store

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

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

Liquor (ad p. 11)

5031 Steveston Hwy 604-241-2305

Steveston Winemakers 3851 Moncton St 604-275-9463

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

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

Restaurants | Cafes Alegria Cafe 12151 First Ave 604-274-1215

Adorabelle Tea Room & Gift Shop (ad p. 20, article p. 12-14) 12051 Third Ave 604-241-1947 Big Bite Pizzeria 130-12420 No. 1 Rd 778-297-4404

Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant (ad p. 7)

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

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

Dairy Queen 3900 Steveston Hwy 604-277-0646

Kisamos Greek Taverna 3420 Moncton St 604-277-5626

Dave’s Fish & Chips 3460 Moncton St 604-271-7555 Diner No.1 12251 No. 1 Rd 604-284-5002

140-3866 Bayview St 604-275-7811

George’s Taverna 130-3760 Moncton St 604-275-5502

Buck & Ear Bar & Grill 12111 Third Ave 604-277-9511

Gudrun Tasting Room 150-3500 Moncton St 604-272-1991

Caesars Bar & Grill 3880 Steveston Hwy 604-274-1268

Hog Shack 3900 Bayview St 604-272-7264

Charthouse Restaurant 200-3866 Bayview St 604-271-7001

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

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

December 2012 - January 2013 •



Restaurants | Cafes... con’t

Steveston Insider Directory

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

Pizza Factory 120-12020 First Ave 604-233-7777

Subway 3-3740 Chatham St 604-274-8850

O’Hares GastroPub

Rawk the Planet 240-12240 Second Ave

Sushi One 130-12480 No. 1 Rd 604-204-0023

Shady Island Seafood 112-3800 Bayview St 604-275-6587

Tapenade Bistro

(ad p. 11)

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

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 Steveston Seafood House 3951 Moncton St 604-271-5252

(ad p. 7)

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


Steveston Village Vietnamese 120-12480 No. 1 Rd 604-370-3709


Dental Bayview Dental

Moncton Dental

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

120-3511 Moncton St 604-277-3515

(ad p. 9)

Chatham Dental Centre (ad p. 20)

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


(ad p. 25)

Steveston Dental Care 3951 Steveston Hwy 604-274-9988

Steveston Smiles (ad p. 15)

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

December 2012 - January 2013 •


Education (Private), Arts & Care for Kids

Defy Gravity Dance Co. 30-11151 Horseshoe Way 604-272-0808

Gateway Academy 6500 Gilbert Rd 604-247-4975 Learning Centred 212-3580 Moncton St 778-288-6676 Little Maples Preschool & Afterschool Care 7671 Alouette Dr 604-512-1611

Steveston Music Centre 340-12211 First Ave 604-271-3545

3720 Broadway St 604-726-8428

The Arts Connection 170-3900 Steveston Hwy 604-241-0141

(ad p. 8)

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

Generation Daycare 1-12320 Trites Rd 604-370-3206

Pacific Rim Montessori Academy

Renaissance Kids 1 - 12491 No 2 Rd 604-241-0826 Richmond Jewish Day School 8760 No. 5 Rd 604-275-3393 Sandcastle Park 8-3060 Chatham St 604-274-8380 St Joseph the Worker Catholic School 4451 Williams Rd 604-277-1115 Stagecoach Theatre 4071 Francis Rd 604-537-3669

Tiny Tots Playhouse 604-285-6013 Tree House Early Learning Centre 100-5500 Andrew Rd 604-277-8224 Urban Dance Co. 128-11121 Horseshoe Way 604-277-4494

Steveston Insider Directory

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

With Our Own Two Hands 3-3871 Moncton St 778-882-3165 World of Music & Arts 140-6231 London Rd 604-809-5730

Steveston Community Centre 4111 Moncton St 604-238-8080

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

December 2012 - January 2013 •




Steveston Insider Directory

Chris Pughe (ad p. 10)

Complete Mortgage 604-760-1446 Coast Capital 3960 Chatham St 604-517-7000 Dundee Wealth 100-3688 Chatham St 604-277-1835 Edward Jones 120-3671 Chatham St 604-231-7621

FS Financial Strategies 110-3880 Chatham St 604-241-8887 Nielsen & Co. CGA 150-12000 First Ave 604-275-3244 RBC Royal Bank 3740 Moncton St 604-668-4355

Riverside Mortgage Group (ad p. 21) 118-6033 London Rd 604-274-9000

Seigneuret & Co. CGA (ad p. 20) 210-3911 Moncton St 604-266-0212

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

WealthSmart Financial (ad p. 21)

3251 Chatham St 604-241-4357

Fitness Focus Pilates (ad p. 21) 103-6033 London Rd 604-551-6593

Lulu Family Fitness (ad p. 29)


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

Fusion Fitness 310-12211 First Ave 604-275-1110

Perfect Hearts Yoga 12151 First Ave 604-786-4145

Studio 108 Yoga

Gemini Fitness Inc. 115-3800 Chatham St 604-304-9119

Russel Sean Fitness

The Pilates Group

9-12491 No. 2 Rd 604-341-4288

200 - 13040 No. 2 Rd 778-895-4148

Jazzercise Richmond 604-813-3990

(ad p. 11)

(ad p. 10)

130-3900 Steveston Hwy

(ad p. 8)

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


Ask Hair Studio Ltd 150-3900 Bayview St 604-241-8600 Berenices Braid 130-12240 Second Ave 604-813-7174 Brothers Barbers Stylist 110-3400 Moncton St 604-370-1911 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

December 2012 - January 2013 •


Hair Salons | Barbers ... con’t 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 Angels There For You 106-12031 Second Ave 604-271-4427 Chatham Speech & Language 110-3671 Chatham St 604-271-7523

Healing River Acupuncture Centre (ad p. 10)

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

Momentum Wellness Centre (ad p. 29)

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

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

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

Vision Plus 190-12420 No. 1 Rd 604-274-2020

Steveston Acupuncture 290-3651 Moncton St 604-916-3833

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

Steveston Insider Directory

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

1-3891 Chatham St 604-370-2223

Pets Little Paws Animal Clinic 130-12011 2nd Ave 604-241-7387

Meow + Bark Avenue 3820 Moncton St 604-271-3647

SPCA Richmond 7791 Steveston Hwy 604-277-3100

Richmond Dog Walking (ad p. 8)

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

B & D Spa Inc. 240-3791 Bayview St 604-304-9005

Cool Secret Spa 115-13020 No. 2 Rd 604-803-5359

Doggy Six Grooming 165–3900 Steveston Hwy 604-271-2525


Spas, etc Goegan Spa (ad p. 9)

135-6231 London Rd 604-241-4556

December 2012 - January 2013 •



Spas, etc ... con’t

Steveston Insider Directory

Lacquer Beauty Bar 110-3900 Moncton St 604-275-7575

Raintree Day Spa 125-13020 No. 2 Rd 604-274-4426

Papillon Paradise Spa 180-12420 No. 1 Rd 604-271-7717

Rebecca Nail Spa 12031 Second Ave 778-297-6587

Steveston Nails 4-3891 Chatham St 604-284-5178 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. 20)

200-3580 Moncton St 604-277-5787 Cannon Fire Media 604-505-2307 Clayton Perry Photography

Design by Fire (ad p. 28)

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 Lordco Parts Ltd. 1-3740 Chatham St 604-272-7870

Mardon Insurance (ad p. 15)

145-3900 Steveston Hwy 604-274-9971

NuHaus (ad p. 25)

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 604-722-7087

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 RE/MAX Select Realty Company Karel Palla & Darryl Sjerven (back page)

604-329-1430 Richard Keevil & John Skapski Law Offices 2nd Flr, 3711 Moncton St 604-204-0050

Sandra Steier Photography (ad p. 28) 604-277-7437

(ad p. 8)

110-12020 First Ave 604-284-5030 Sweet Lulu’s Costume Co. 778-397-3777 Total Package Computers 100-6111 London Rd 604-241-4000 Zboya Design Inc 604-992-7761

Seafair Service Centre Napa Autopro (ad p. 25)

4011 Francis Rd 604-277-3620


December 2012 - January 2013 •


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 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

Juvelisto 120-3500 Moncton St 604-241-7376 London Farm Gift Shop 6511 Dyke Rd 604-271-5220 Lulu Island Designs 118-3800 Moncton St 604-275-0558


(ad p. 3)

105-12231 First Ave 604-351-0843

Nikaido Gifts 150-3580 Moncton St 604-275-0262

Cannery Store 12138 Fourth Ave 604-664-9006 Dam Good Soap 604-240-9921

Hearts 12115 First Ave 604-304-3537


(ad p. 9, article p. 17-19) 100-3580 Moncton St 604-271-1011

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

Steveston Insider Directory

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

Thrift | Antiques | Consignment New!

Bon Retour (ad p. 9)

3806 Moncton St 604-370-1951 Daisies Boutique 12131 First Ave 604-271-9402

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

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

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

SOS Treasure Cottage 3800 Moncton St 604-274-8866

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

December 2012 - January 2013 •



Specialty Stores

Steveston Insider Directory

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

Phoenix Art Workshop 3891 Chatham St 604-448-1860

Crafts N More 3471 Moncton St 604-272-3824

Per Diem Marketing Inc

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

(ad p. 29)

604-272-0842 Rod’s Building Supplies 3471 Moncton St 604-277-1191 Steveston Book Store 3760 Moncton St 604-274-3604

Steveston Pharmacy 101-3811 Chatham St 604-271-2820 The Medicine Shoppe 11-3993 Chatham St 778-297-5777 Village Bikes 3891 Moncton St 604-274-3865 Wool & Wicker 120-12051 Second Ave 604-275-1239

Steveston Bicycle & Kayak 105-6111 London Rd 604-271-5544

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


Attractions Britannia Heritage Shipyard 5180 Westwater Dr 604-718-8050 Gulf of Georgia Cannery 12138 Fourth Ave 604-664-9009 London Heritage Farm 6511 Dyke Rd 604-271-5220 South Fraser Water Taxi 604-632-0923

Steveston Eco Tours 604-377-5964

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

Steveston Post Office The Sharing Farm at Museum & Visitor Terra Nova Rural Park Centre (ad p. 2)

(ad p. 27)

Steveston Water Taxi 604-720-0841

Vancouver Whale Watch 210-12240 Second Ave 604-274-9565

3811 Moncton St 604-271-6868

2631 Westminster Highway

Community Links Army, Navy & Airforce Unit 284 105-11900 No. 1 Rd 604-277-7350


City of Richmond 6911 No. 3 Rd 604-276-4000

Steveston Community Centre 4111 Moncton St 604-238-8080

December 2012 - January 2013 •

Community Links ... con’t

Steveston Comm. Society

Steveston Farmers Market

Steveston No. 2 Firehall 11011 No. 2 Rd Non-Emer: 604-278-5131 Steveston Harbour Authority 12740 Trites Rd 604-272-5539

Steveston Merchants Association (ad p. 20)

3811 Moncton St The Maple Residences 11900 No. 1 Rd 604-277-4519


Richmond Youth Basketball Drive Basketball

Richmond Pitch & Putt Golf

Steveston Hockey

Richmond Rugby

Martial Arts

Richmond Youth Soccer


Atlantis Programs Pedalheads Bike Camps

TSS Academy at Sportstown

Sirota’s Alchymy Martial Arts & Life Skills Centre 110-12280 Trites Rd



Steveston Judo

(ad p. 5)



The Zone Bowling

Cartwheels Inc.


145-12417 No. 2 Rd 604-275-0020

Richmond Curling Club

Field Sports

Richmond Boys Fastball Richmond City Baseball Richmond Girls Softball Richmond Cricket Club

Panther Cheer Athletics Richmond Gymnastics Club


Richmond Ball Hockey Richmond Cosom Hockey

Richmond Girls Field Hockey

Richmond Ravens Female Hockey

Richmond Girls Soccer

Richmond Minor Hockey

Richmond Kajaks Track & Field

Richmond Sockeyes

Richmond Lacrosse Richmond Minor Football

Steveston Insider Directory

Steveston Community Police 4371 Moncton St Non-emerg: 604-713-2323

BC Water Polo Richmond Kigoos Richmond Rapids Swim Club VPW Synchronized Swimming


Connaught Skating Club Richmond Arenas Richmond Oval

Richmond Ringette (article p. 30-31)

Richmond Rockets Richmond Youth Roller Hockey Speed Skating

Seafair Minor Hockey (ad p. 43)

December 2012 - January 2013 •


December 2012

Steveston Insider Calendar

Dec 1-23

Festival of Trees in the Gulf of Georgia Cannery

Dec 1-29

Heritage Christmas at Britannia Shipyards. Saturdays 10-4 & Sundays 2-4. Enjoy exhibits decorated for the season in traditional methods and purchase unique maritime holiday gifts.

Dec 1

Christmas in Steveston Village, 12-4pm SMA

Dec 1

Pet Photos with Santa at Meow + Bark Ave, 3820 Moncton St.

Dec 2

Winter Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market, inside the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, 11-4.

Dec 2

Rogers Santa Claus Parade, 1pm downtown Vancouver

Dec 7-8

Winter Hay Rides: 30-minute hay wagon ride around the village. Pre-register at

Dec 8

Gingerbread Party 3-6pm, Ecole des Navigateurs,

Dec 11

O’Hare’s Holiday Wine Tasting & Sale, 5-8pm (p. 11)

Dec 8-16


Dec 16

Winter Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market, inside the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, 11-4.

Dec 21

Last day of school before winter break

Dec 21

Winter solstice

Dec 23

Steveston Rotary Santa Claus Parade at 6pm

Dec 25

Christmas Day

Dec 26

Boxing Day

Dec 31

New Years Eve

January 2013 Jan 1

New Year’s Day

Jan 7

Advertising deadline for Steveston Insider magazine (Feb 1 issue)

Jan 7

First day back to school after winter break

SMA = Steveston Merchants Association event Go online for details and updates:

Steveston Rotary Santa Claus Parade Starting at 6 pm on Sunday, December 23rd Steveston Rotary Club continues a decades long Steveston tradition by hosting the Steveston Rotary Santa Claus parade through old Steveston village (starting at Hunt Street and Sixth Avenue) winding through the neighbourhood, ending in the Steveston Community Centre Parking lot. They collect food and cash donations for local food programs along the way. Bring your family and join the fun. 42

• Community based non-profit association • High quality minor hockey program • Serving Richmond since the 1960’s • Yogi Svejkovsky, Director of Hockey Operations • Derek Popke, Director of Player Development • Award winning coaches and board members

Seafair Minor Hockey Association upcoming event January 4-6 Richmond Minor Hockey and Seafair Minor Hockey will once again co-host the annual Odlum Brown Tournament at Richmond Ice Centre

Season’s Greetings Wishing the best to all our families and the hockey community! SEAFAIR MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION WWW.SEAFAIRHOCKEY.COM December 2012 - January 2013 •

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