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A Guide to Local Shopping & Fun!

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Publisher’s Note Welcome to the early Spring issue! February’s events include Hockey Day, Chinese New Year, Family Day, Valentine’s Day and Pink Shirt Anti-Bullying Day. March brings Daylight Saving Time, St. Patrick’s Day, Spring Break, Earth Hour and Easter.

Photographer Sandra Steier

The Steveston Merchants Association is busy planning the budget for the new fiscal year, welcoming new businesses and organizing the annual Steveston Easter Egg Hunt. On this month’s cover, we feature two local sisters who are heading to the 2013 World Irish Dancing Championships in Boston. Richmond City Baseball Association reaches an impressive milestone this year as they prepare to celebrate their 50th season. We share the story of Budget Appliances, a family owned and operated business. They opened their original Surrey shop in 1977, and are excited to be new members of the community with their recent expansion to Steveston.

Writer & Copy Editor Sarah Gordon

I encourage you to refer to the Steveston Insider directory and shop locally for Valentine’s Day. The village has exceptional sweets, greeting cards, jewellery, flowers, lingerie, spas, tattoos, gifts, wine, and great dining. This magazine wouldn’t be possible without our advertisers. I am extremely grateful for their support. Please show your support for them whenever you can.


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Boston Bound Bayers Sisters by Sarah Gordon

photos by Cory Bayers to participate in this prestigious event which does not offer prize money, yet provides an incredible sense of accomplishment and prestige to have ranked amongst the best in Irish dance. Irish dance was popularized in the mid-1990s when American Michael Flatley’s stage show Riverdance became a global sensation. The dance style is recognizable by its rapid leg and foot movements, while maintaining a largely stationary upper body. In addition, the female costume is recognizable by its ornate dresses and long ringlet wigs adorned with tiaras.

Next month marks an exciting accomplishment for Steveston’s Irish dancing sisters Sydney (10) and Olivia (12) Bayers. Last November they both qualified at the Western Canada Regionals in Calgary, and will soon be heading to the 2013 World Irish Dancing Championships in Boston. Remarkably, they only began Irish dancing two years ago with the Nora Pickett Irish Dance Academy in Richmond. Olivia Bayers qualified for group dance, and Sydney qualified for both solo and group dance. In total 14 students from Nora Pickett’s Richmond school qualified (her North Vancouver academy is also sending dancers to the competition). A feather in Nora Pickett’s cap, the Richmond school only began offering group dance in September and is already sending students to the Worlds. The Worlds takes place March 24 – 31. Competitors come from around the globe 8

This very technical dance style requires a high level of fitness and stamina. The Bayers sisters cross-train at a local gym, and are preparing for the Vancouver Sun Run to increase their endurance. The girls make huge sacrifices such as foregoing social events to get their rest and avoid getting sick. While they normally dance three days a week, they will increase their practices to five days per week leading up to the Worlds. The sisters are very athletic and enjoy many sports. In addition, they play instruments, were previously involved in Brownies and Girl Guides, and they do well at school. Olivia Bayers attests to the magnetic appeal of Irish dance. “Irish dance is my passion. I love it and it has become a huge part of my life. When I started Irish dancing I wanted to dance all the time. My goal was to get to the championship level quickly because my best friend, Jessie, was at that level when I joined, and I wanted to be in the same classes. That was my biggest motivation. I also begged my mom to take me to all the competitions within driving distance. We've been to Portland, Seattle, and Victoria. The more I competed, the more I advanced. ” While it is an expensive sport with the costumes, wigs and travel involvement, the Bayers sisters are learning great life lessons through dance. Dancing on stage in front of thousands of people builds great confidence.

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Competing at this level you learn about determination, hard work and sacrifice, team spirit, sportsmanship, and how to deal with defeat.

by fundraising through monthly bottle drives, and participating in group fundraisers with other dancers and their families who are attending the Worlds.

Sydney Bayers is a perfect example of such determination. She is nursing a broken foot which happened during a competition in December (where she still managed to place 4th), and she continues to gear up for the Worlds. “Like most Irish dancers, my goal was to qualify for the World Championships; however, I wasn't expecting to qualify so soon. I am nervous, considering that I have a broken foot and I feel that I won't be ready to dance my best. Out of all the sports that I have ever done, Irish dance is by far the best. My favourite part is getting up on the big stage and showing the audience what I can do. When I started dancing I wanted to be as good as my friend Jaydn. I practice a lot and dance everywhere from the grocery store to the schoolyard and sidewalks. My mom says that it sounds like the ceiling in our house will come crashing down.”

What will a day at the Worlds look like for the Bayers sisters? There will be as many as 6,000 competitors in attendance. Nora Pickett Irish Dance Academy will hold practices every day for the ceili (group) and solo dancers. There will be three or four stages running almost all the time with ceili, solo and figure dancing. Instructors Nora Pickett and Courtney Rose will prepare costume items, last minute touch-ups on hair, warm up the dancers and support them each morning that they compete. Nerves can run very high at the Worlds and the instructors’ goal is to help the dancers and their parents manage these nerves so that the dancers achieve success, while maintaining the element of fun.

The girls understand how expensive this sport is and are trying to help with the costs

While Olivia Bayers is nervous she summarizes nicely the expectations she and Sydney have as they approach the Worlds. “This will be a great memory, no matter what we place, just as long as my team and I have the time of our lives.”

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Sign up for 2013 and “Get in the Game” Online Registration is now open

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RCBA is pleased to announce that it is going to run the Rally Cap Program again for players 5 and 6 years of age. This program has been designed specifically for young baseball players to keep them active and engaged, while developing skills and baseball knowledge in a graduated and rewarding format. Visit our website to register. Mailing Address: PO Box 26513 Blundell, Richmond BC V7C 5M9 February - March 2013 •


Richmond City Baseball Association Turns Fifty by Sarah Gordon

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Turning fifty is an impressive milestone, and 2013 is the year Richmond City Baseball Association (RCBA) celebrates its golden anniversary. The festivities began in 2012 with a newly designed logo and website, with more commemorative surprises and special events to be pulled out of their baseball caps this year. RCBA, also known as the Chuckers, is named after the feisty Chukar partridge whose image has been incorporated into the newly unveiled logo. RCBA president Trevor Rennie is an enthusiastic spokesperson for this wellestablished baseball club. He is brimming with ideas and harbours so much knowledge that one would think he has been on the board for many years, when in fact he became president in September 2011. He gained experience on the field as a volunteer coach when his sons expressed an interest in the sport. They played at various levels from Blastball up to Pee Wee AAA. Baseball is an attractive sport as it is played in the great outdoors, and it is gentle on the pocketbook. All that you require is a small financial outlay, a glove and then you will be issued a Chuckers team uniform. It is possible to get started in baseball at any age and the sport encourages a variety of skill sets

between the different positions of pitchers, batters, and fielders. Speed and power are not required in all roles. Not only is baseball a terrific team game, but it also provides the highest percentage of scholarship opportunities. Rennie attributes the increasing popularity of baseball to the success of professional teams such as the Toronto Blue Jays and the Seattle Mariners and local B.C. boys Brett Lawrie and Jason Bay who have been drafted and play in their organizations. The youngest division is Blastball (age 5) followed by T-Ball, Tadpole, Mosquito, Pee Wee, Bantam, Midget and Junior Mens (age 24). The spring season runs April through June, and it is during this time that the majority of the 500 RCBA members take to the fields. During the summer season (July – August) 200 players continue to swing the bat as high performance rep teams. During the peak season 40 teams play and require two volunteer coaches per team. One hundred and fifty children play the sport year round through a combination of fall ball (mainly exhibition games) and training indoors at the Oval and gyms where clinics are held. During the spring season RCBA plays at ten different Richmond parks. Blundell Park is one of the key fields as it contains two baseball diamonds and has had field upgrades thanks to funding from the City of Richmond and the Federal Government. The association is applying for a matching provincial grant with the goal of one day hosting the Nationals at Blundell Park. In addition they hope to host the 2013 Bantam AAA Western Championships. It takes many people to coordinate such a large number of players. Rennie is joined by an executive board of 22. In addition, 100 volunteers and 80 volunteer coaches are required to coach, prepare the field, run the concession, act as team managers, schedule


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games, communicate to the members, and act as announcers. Coaches must take a major certification program to assume their position. In addition, the RCBA offers technique training from professional coaches, along with player development, to enhance and complement the association’s expertise and resources. In 2012 RCBA introduced the Rally Cap program at the Blastball level. The program is designed specifically for young baseball players and aims to increase interest in baseball. The Rally Cap Program is one of the outcomes of the Long Term Athlete Development Program developed by Sport Canada and is supported by Baseball BC and Baseball Canada. According to Rennie this program introduces “the fun factor into baseball” by keeping children active and engaged, while learning the skills of the game in a fun, safe and informative atmosphere. The season opener on April 13 at Brighouse Park promises to be a day of great celebration.

The Victoria Day long weekend tournament at Blundell Park will see a return to “old school” equipment with wooden bats replacing aluminum ones. Rennie says the trend is swinging back to the use of wooden bats after many years, and by 2014 classic bats will return to the sport after much debate about the safety of aluminum. As the RCBA heads into their 50th season Rennie reflects back to 1963 and thanks those who had the foresight to establish baseball in Richmond. “This game continually teaches amazing lifelong lessons to our players, coaches, parents and umpires. It is not an easy game, but like so many things in life that are hard to achieve, once you learn the game it is extremely rewarding. There is nothing like the crack of a bat against a ball or seeing a diving catch or a player pitch for the very first time. The game is timeless and I look forward to seeing the Chuckers continue playing and enjoying this game for the next fifty years.”

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Snow Days by Sarah Gordon to an age-old cold weather hazard as glossy ice tempted us like a winter Popsicle. On a chilly day, two of my Grade 2 friends and I stood side by side, like birds on a wire, and simultaneously knelt down and placed our tongues on the glistening metal monkey bars. Instantly we realized the error of our ways and pulled back. With our tongues bleeding, we ran crying en masse into the school, in search of our beloved teacher Mrs. Pickering to console us in place of our mothers.

A flurry of fluffy flakes greeted my family when we awoke this morning. Snow has a remarkable way of connecting us to the elements, and to the meaning of what it is to be a ‘true’ Canadian, which we West Coasters are spared from the majority of winter. Snowflakes also have a way of helping to determine whether you are a man or a mouse. They can leave adults quaking in their snow boots and shaking their fists at the sky for foiling plans, while children rejoice and are dumbfounded that this gift from the heavens could possibly pose problems. Snow has a powerful way of stirring up memories. As soon as a flake hits the windowpane my husband recounts tales of his childhood winters in Alberta where he would walk to school in knee deep snow, and was sometimes nearly eaten alive by snow banks. My early years were also spent in colder climes including Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Ontario. I have strong memories of building mighty snow horses in the field behind my house on Georgian Bay. At school, like ants building an ant-hill, my friends and I would dedicate recess and lunch hour to constructing igloos as we were fascinated by Inuit culture. Like a Siren who lures ships to collide against rocks, one winter we fell victim 22

When I was ten years old I moved to Vancouver and was introduced to a completely new variety of snow. This heavy wet precipitation can take you from a winter wonderland to a spring runoff in the blink of an eye. Like my husband, I have my equivalent “I walked two miles to school every day in a blizzard” story. My elementary school was three miles from our home which required taking two city buses. One day after school I went to a friend’s house and when it began to snow I decided to make my way home. I quickly discovered that buses were not an option; they were all abandoned on the roadside. All I could do was begin the long journey home, on foot. I joined a flock of pedestrians and we trudged our way along West Broadway. When we reached Granville Street, a woman who I had walked alongside invited me to stop at a restaurant and warm up over a cup of coffee. I will forever associate blizzards with my first cup of joe. It is with fleeting joy that Lower Mainland children do a jig when they see the outdoors blanketed with white powder. It is the transient nature of this gift from Mother Nature that makes them rejoice and take action. Build a snowman, immediately; you don’t know if there will be an opportunity after school. Make a snow angel, run around and leave a satisfying stamp of footprints, pull out the sleds, for the snow is something to behold and is not to be taken for granted. Welcome wintertime, for it may only be here for 24 hours and then we wave goodbye, until next time.

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Budget Appliances - Your One Stop Appliance Shop by Sarah Gordon

photos by Sandra Steier

Have you ever dreamed of a self-cleaning oven that does not use high heat, or force you to throw open all of the windows in mid-winter due to the fumes? Would you like a high efficiency washer that helps keep your clothes smelling fresh and wrinkle-free even if you forget to empty the machine? Have you longed for a refrigerator with fashionable French doors that will fit into your condo’s kitchen? These are three examples of advancements in technology that Andrew Floreano, general manager of Budget Appliances Ltd., indicates are new and exciting in the appliance industry. Andrew Floreano’s father Gino Floreano has a long history in the appliance business. He established his first Budget Appliances store in Surrey in 1977, and it is still going strong. When the opportunity presented itself last year to open a second location in Steveston (not to be confused with the former Budget Appliance Centre) the Floreanos jumped at the opportunity. 24

Budget Appliances is very much a family owned and operated business. Both of Andrew Floreano’s parents, along with his wife and his sister are also actively involved in different capacities that include sales, bookkeeping and accounting. Andrew Floreano grew up knowing that one day he would work with the family business. After high school he attended BCIT where he studied small business management, and began working at the Surrey location in 1996. The Floreano family is very excited to be part of the community and is quickly planting roots. The business immediately joined the Steveston Merchants Association. They did a major renovation of the interior of the shop and have left it looking spic and span. One of the interior posts has been decorated in nautical rope with more plans ahead for seaside artwork to adorn the walls. Andrew Floreano is highly aware that Stevestonites are loyal to the village and many of us choose to shop locally. He is eager to develop

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relationships with customers and fellow merchants. He believes that owning a business in a small community holds his shop accountable to provide quality products and excellent customer service. He and his staff are committed to working closely with customers to determine what appliance features best suit their needs. If you are in the market for a new appliance it is worth considering Budget Appliances. With two store fronts they have considerable buying power and are able to offer competitive prices. Fridges, freezers, ranges and range hoods, washers, dryers, dishwashers are all available at Budget Appliances, and the Floreanos pride themselves on being a one stop appliance shop. The primary brands sold include Whirlpool, Maytag and KitchenAid, in addition to some Frigidaire and General Electric appliances. They carry both new and rebuilt products; they sell parts and provide repair service all under one roof. New scratch and dent units are also available at a reduced price with a full warranty. There are two factory trained technicians that are capable of servicing appliances, whether or not you purchased them from Budget Appliances. Delivery and set up is part of the service offered in conjunction with the removal of the appliance(s) being replaced. As for the dream appliances listed above, Whirlpool makes the new Aqualift Self-Clean Technology range, available both in gas and electric models, which does not emit fumes. It uses a combination of water and low heat to release baked on food from the oven.

Whirlpool is also responsible for the FanFresh feature on the Duet front loading washing machine which intermittently tumbles clothes in the wash drum after the cycle ends for up to 16 hours, with a quiet fan drawing out moisture to keep clothes smelling fresh. Maytag’s 30" French door refrigerators complement small spaces, pre-existing kitchen fixtures, and condo living so you too can enjoy one of the most popular styles of fridges on the market. Besides the great selection and competitive prices, what is most attractive about this new Steveston business? There is no commission sales staff hovering around pressuring you to buy. As Floreano says, Budget Appliances is accountable to shoppers in our community, and he and his staff are here to best meet the needs of their customers. It is a simple and old-fashioned approach to sales which deserves a round of applause. 3831 Moncton Street 604-271-0666

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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. 10)

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. 5)

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. 17)

110-3511 Moncton St 604-275-1983

February - March 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. 3)

5031 Steveston Hwy 604-241-2305

Steveston Winemakers 3851 Moncton St 604-275-9463

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

Steveston Insider Directory

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. 3)

12051 Third Ave 604-241-1947 Big Bite Pizzeria 130-12420 No. 1 Rd 778-297-4404

Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant (ad p. 5)

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

February - March 2013 •

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



Restaurants | Cafes... con’t

Steveston Insider Directory

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 (ad p. 12)

120-12020 First Ave 604-233-7777 Rawk the Planet 240-12240 Second Ave

Subway 3-3740 Chatham St 604-274-8850 Sushi One 130-12480 No. 1 Rd 604-204-0023

Tapenade Bistro

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

(ad p. 6)

Sockeye City Grill 108-3800 Bayview St 604-275-4347

The Crab King (seasonal) 3540 Bayview St (floating)

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

3711 Bayview St 604-275-5188

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. 19)

Chatham Dental Centre (ad p. 26)

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


(ad p. 17)

Steveston Dental Care 3951 Steveston Hwy 604-274-9988

Steveston Smiles (ad p. 27)

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

February - March 2013 •


Education (Private), Arts & Care for Kids

Burke Academy of Dance 200-13040 No. 2 Rd 604-271-1271 Generation Daycare 1-12320 Trites Rd 604-370-3206

Sandcastle Park 8-3060 Chatham St 604-274-8380 St Joseph the Worker Catholic School 4451 Williams Rd 604-277-1115

Learning Centred 212-3580 Moncton St 778-288-6676

Little Maples Preschool (ad p. 10) 7671 Alouette Dr 604-512-1611

3720 Broadway St 604-726-8428

Steveston Community Centre 4111 Moncton St 604-238-8080 Steveston Music Centre 340-12211 First Ave 604-271-3545

The Arts Connection 5 - 12491 No 2 Rd 604-241-0141 Tiny Tots Playhouse 604-285-6013 Tree House Early Learning Centre 100-5500 Andrew Rd 604-277-8224 With Our Own Two Hands 3-3871 Moncton St 778-882-3165 World of Music & Arts 140-6231 London Rd 604-809-5730

Steveston Insider Directory

Pacific Rim Montessori Academy (ad p. 17)

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

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

Financial Chris Pughe Complete Mortgage 604-760-1446 Coast Capital 3960 Chatham St 604-517-7000

Dundee Wealth 100-3688 Chatham St 604-277-1835

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

Edward Jones 120-3671 Chatham St 604-231-7621

MJ Bayers CGA

February - March 2013 •

(ad p. 16)




Financial ... con’t

Steveston Insider Directory

Nielsen & Co. CGA 150-12000 First Ave 604-275-3244 RBC Royal Bank 3740 Moncton St 604-668-4355

Riverside Mortgage Group (ad p. 23) 118-6033 London Rd 604-274-9000

Robel Income Tax Service (ad p. 19)

Ventura Financial Accounting (ad p. 26)

Seigneuret & Co. CGA (ad p. 18)

WealthSmart Financial

105-3631 Chatham St 604-241-7595

210-3911 Moncton St 604-266-0212

186-8120 No. 2 Rd, # 287 604-818-8669

(ad p. 27)

3251 Chatham St 604-241-4357

Fitness Focus Pilates

Jazzercise Richmond

103-6033 London Rd 604-551-6593


(ad p. 18)

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

(ad p. 6)

Lulu Family Fitness 604-880-1142 Perfect Hearts Yoga 12151 First Ave 604-786-4145 Russel Sean Fitness 9-12491 No. 2 Rd 604-341-4288

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

Studio 108 Yoga (ad p. 16)

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

Berenices Braid 130-12240 Second Ave 604-813-7174

Alen’s Golden Scissors 6-3740 Chatham St 604-274-4247

Brothers Barbers Stylist 110-3400 Moncton St 604-370-1911

Amy’s Hair & Beauty 7-3891 Chatham St 604-277-8229

Hair by Lenny 115-3631 Chatham St 604-241-1755

Arrz 2 120-3571 Chatham St 604-272-0041

Lift Hair Shoppe 155-13020 No. 2 Rd 604-241-5593

Ask Hair Studio Ltd 150-3900 Bayview St 604-241-8600

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

Ship N Shore Hair Studio 105-12031 First Ave 604-272-4822 Steveston Barbers 120-3880 Chatham St 604-277-7815 Steveston Hair 115-3631 Chatham St 604-999-2155

February - March 2013 •


Health | Medical Nurse Next Door

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

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

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

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

Healing River Acupuncture Centre (ad p. 27)

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

Momentum Wellness Centre (ad p. 26)

(ad p. 18)

120-12000 First Ave 604-644-5524

Pharmasave Steveston 105-12420 No. 1 Rd 604-232-0159 Satori Integrative Health 12004 No. 1 Rd 604-274-7224 Steveston Acupuncture 290-3651 Moncton St 604-916-3833

Steveston Chiropractic 140-12000 First Ave 604-275-9776 Steveston Massage Therapy 120 - 3631 Chatham St 604-272-2747 Steveston Village Physio 102-3811 Chatham St 604-241-0933 Turning Point Wellness 110-3571 Chatham St 604-275-4641

Steveston Insider Directory

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

Vision Plus 190-12420 No. 1 Rd 604-274-2020 West Richmond Massage 268-3580 Moncton St 604-284-5095

1-3891 Chatham St 604-370-2223

Pets New location!

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

SPCA Richmond 7791 Steveston Hwy 604-277-3100

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

Richmond Dog Walking 604-785-1476

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

Doggy Six Grooming 6-12491 No. 2 Rd 604-271-2525

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

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

February - March 2013 •

Goegan Spa (ad p. 7)

135-6231 London Rd 604-241-4556



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

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. 26)

200-3580 Moncton St 604-277-5787 Clayton Perry Photography

Design by Fire 604-831-9206 Focal Point Coaching Rupert Whiting 604-339-5369 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. 6)

145-3900 Steveston Hwy 604-274-9971

NuHaus (ad p. 16)

Design & Build Homes 604-760-4294


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

Oris Consulting Corp. 12235 No. 1 Rd 604-241-4657

Steveston Bottle Depot 2-12320 Trites Rd 604-241-9177

Pacific Design Furniture 105-12417 No. 2 Rd 604-204-0700

Steveston Marine Services 12200 First Ave 604-274-9825


Penta Builders Group 12011 Third Ave 604-244-9594 Pilgrim Painting 604-722-7087

Steveston Passages 604-720-0841 Steveston Real Estate 12235 No. 1 Rd 604-274-7326

RE/MAX Select Realty Steveston Tattoo Company (ad p. 16) 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. 18)

604-277-7437 Seafair Service Centre Napa Autopro 4011 Francis Rd 604-277-3620 Seppo’s Automotive 3611 Moncton St 604-204-0415

110-12020 First Ave 604-284-5030

Sweet Lulu’s Costume Co. 778-397-3777 Tammy Morin-Nakashima Notary 209-3740 Chatham St 604-275-0070 The Maple Residences 11900 No. 1 Rd 604-277-4519 Total Package Computers 100-6111 London Rd 604-241-4000 Zboya Design Inc 604-992-7761

February - March 2013 •


Clothing | Shoes | Accessories

From Seeds to Fashion 150-12420 No. 1 Rd 604-277-3676 Jet Lag Travel Fashion Boutique 110-12031 Second Ave 604-277-3331

Seas on Shore 150-12251 No. 1 Rd 604-271-5822 Stepin’ Out Shoes 3991 Moncton St 604-304-0602 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

Bliss (ad p. 7)

105-12231 First Ave 604-351-0843

London Farm Gift Shop 6511 Dyke Rd 604-271-5220 Lulu Island Designs 118-3800 Moncton St 604-275-0558 Nikaido Gifts 150-3580 Moncton St 604-275-0262


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

Juvelisto 120-3500 Moncton St 604-241-7376

(ad p. 23)

100-3580 Moncton St 604-271-1011

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

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

Thrift | Antiques | Consignment Bon Retour 3806 Moncton St 604-370-1951 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

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

SOS Treasure Cottage 3800 Moncton St 604-274-8866

February - March 2013 •



Specialty Stores

Steveston Insider Directory

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

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

Budget Appliances

Phoenix Art Workshop 3891 Chatham St 604-448-1860

(article p. 24-25)

3831 Moncton St 604-271-0666 Crafts N More 3471 Moncton St 604-272-3824

Rod’s Building Supplies 3471 Moncton St 604-277-1191

Elves Embroidery 12111 First Ave 604-275-8191

Steveston Book Store 3760 Moncton St 604-274-3604

Laara’s Vacuums 3981 Moncton St 604-277-8487

Steveston Bicycle & Kayak

Nikka Fishing & Marine 3551 Moncton St 604-271-6332

105-6111 London Rd 604-271-5544

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 New location!

Village Books & Coffeehouse 130-12031 First Ave 604-272-6601 Wool & Wicker 120-12051 Second Ave 604-275-1239

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 Museum & Visitor (ad p. 10) Centre 2631 Westminster Highway (ad p. 2)

3811 Moncton St 604-271-6868 Steveston Water Taxi 604-720-0841

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

Community Links Army, Navy & Airforce 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

February - March 2013 •


Community Links ... con’t

Steveston Farmers Market Third Ave & Moncton St


Richmond Youth Basketball Drive Basketball


Atlantis Programs Pedalheads Bike Camps


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


Richmond Minor Football Richmond Pitch & Putt Golf Richmond Rugby Richmond Youth Soccer

The Zone Bowling

TSS Academy at Sportstown



Steveston Merchants Association (ad p. 26)

3811 Moncton St

Seafair Minor Hockey (ad p. 39) Steveston Hockey

Martial Arts

Sirota’s Alchymy Martial Arts 110-12280 Trites Rd 604-244-8842 Steveston Judo

Cartwheels Inc.

Steveston Karate Club


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

Steveston Kendo

Field Sports

Panther Cheer Athletics

Richmond Curling Club Red Colt Equestrian Farm Richmond Boys Fastball

Richmond City Baseball

(ad p. 11)

Richmond Gymnastics Club


(ad p. 13, article p. 14-15)

Richmond Ball Hockey

Richmond Girls Softball

Richmond Cosom Hockey

Richmond Cricket Club

Richmond Ravens Female Hockey

Richmond Girls Field Hockey Richmond Girls Soccer Kajaks Track & Field Club Richmond Lacrosse

Richmond Minor Hockey Richmond Sockeyes

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 Richmond Youth Roller Hockey Richmond Rockets Speed Skating

February - March 2013 •


February 2013

Steveston Insider Calendar

Feb 2

Groundhog Day

Feb 2

Vancouver International Judo Tournament at Richmond Olympic Oval.

Feb 3

Richmond Baseball Registration at Richmond Centre Mall 11am-3pm

Feb 8

School District #38, Pro-D non-instruction day

Feb 9

Richmond Celebrates Hockey Day, 10am-7pm at Richmond Olympic Oval.

Feb 10

Chinese New (Year of the Snake)

Feb 10

Steveston Winter Farmers & Artisans Market. 11am-4pm. Inside the Gulf of Georgia Cannery.

Feb 11

Family Day

Feb 11

Family Day Skate at Minoru Arena 11am-3pm.

Feb 14

Valentine’s Day

Feb 16

MEC Vancouver’s Race #1 at Garry Point Park 9am.

Feb 16

Pacific International Judo Championships at Richmond Olympic Oval.

Feb 20

Pacific Rim Montessori - New Parent Orientation at 3720 Broadway St.

Feb 23

51st Annual Steveston Kendo Tournament

Feb 23

Westwind Elementary School Parent Dance

Feb 24

Steveston Winter Farmers & Artisans Market. 11am-4pm. Inside the Gulf of Georgia Cannery.

Feb 27

Pink Shirt Anti-Bullying Day.

March 2013 Mar 2

Richmond Baseball Registration at Richmond Centre Mall 11am-3pm

Mar 3

Eating Together Steveston Dinner, 5:30-7:30pm, Steveston Community Centre. Pre-register at

Mar 7

Advertising deadline for Steveston Insider (April 1)

Mar 9

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

Mar 10

Daylight Saving Time Begins at 2am. Spring forward one hour.

Mar 10

Steveston Winter Farmers & Artisans Market. 11am-4pm. Inside the Gulf of Georgia Cannery.

Mar 17

St. Patrick’s Day

Mar 17

St. Patrick’s Day party at O’Hare’s GastroPub.

Mar 18-28

School District #38 Spring Break

Mar 20

Spring Equinox

Mar 23

Earth Hour. Switch off your lights from 8:30-9:30pm.

Mar 24

Steveston Winter Farmers & Artisans Market. 11am-4pm. Inside the Gulf of Georgia Cannery.

Mar 29

Good Friday

Mar 30

Easter Party at Steveston Community Centre. 10-11:30am. Pre-register.

Mar 31

Steveston Village Easter Egg Hunt at participating merchants. SMA

Apr 1

Easter Monday

Apr 1

Easter Skate at Minoru Arenas 12-3pm.

Apr 1

April Fools’ Day Go online for details and updates:


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What is everyone saying about Seafair ? Great Association •Past PCAHA Association of the Year •Fastest growing minor hockey association in the province over the past 6 years

Great Program •Provides program for players from ages 4 – 20 years old •Regularly scheduled ice times •All teams receive professional instruction and support (included in registration fees) •We also offer a variety of specialty skills instructions/classes

Great Coaching/Instruction •Director of Hockey Operations: Ex-NHL Washington Capitals player – Yogi Svejkovsky •Director of Player Development: NHL Skating Coach for Toronto Maple Leafs – Derek Popke

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