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The Hermit of Qualicum Beach

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Museum seeks to rediscover reclusive pioneer with local tales By NEIL HORNER NEWS REPORTER

DASHWOOD — Two people suffered minor injuries in a roll-over crash on Highway 19A Tuesday evening near the Dashwood fire station. Fire Chief Nick Acciavatti said members of his department responded with two engines, a rescue truck and 15 firefighters, helping with scene safety, patient care and traffic control.

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A statue of the hermit at the Qualicum Beach Museum.

ermits, by definition, aren’t big on talking to their neighbours and Giuseppe Roat was no exception. The Qualicum Beach hermit avoided contact with people, especially women, slipping into town early in the morning to do his shopping in order to avoid being seen. That’s a problem for Netanja Waddell. The manager of the Qualicum Beach Museum is looking for people who knew the Austrianborn Roat, who died in 1962 at age 82. “He was very much an eccentric fellow,” Waddell said. “I guess he could have been called the first hippie. He lived the way he wanted, close to nature, in a very sort of wild way.” The hermit of Qualicum Beach as he was known, opened what was the first museum in town, located at the Hilliers cutoff shortly after returning from service in the First World War. “The hermit arrived in the late 1920s and during the 1930s and ‘40s he owned 44 acres in what is now known as the Hermitage Park subdivision,” Waddell said. “He said people gave him a pain in the neck so he made a career out of solitude.” Solitude that is, of a fairly public kind. “He made his own museum and would charge people to come through it and that’s what he lived off,” Waddell said. “He also had a spring he called Crystal Spring and he would charge 25 cents to take a sip.” The Crystal Springs Museum of Nature Art included oddities and First Nations artifacts, all of which were auctioned off to the highest bidder upon his death. He might have been a hermit, but Roat was a shrewd businessman, who one year made $10,000 from his attraction and he acquired 75 lots in the Qualicum

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Beach area. Although shy and retiring, Roat knew a good thing when he saw it and he used his reputation to attract people to his museum, going as far as dressing up in an improbable First Nations costume or posing to feed baby deer for picture postcards. “He did very well,” Waddell said. “Most people don’t know we had a hermit or that we have a whole subdivision named after him. He was the first one who wanted to keep some sense of history and collect stories describing events that occurred in town, so we want to honour him with our display.” That display includes a statue of the hermit carved by the late Ed McMillan, whose widow, Phyllis, loaned it for the event. It also includes a couple of large pieces of bark he had visitors sign when they dropped by — with people signing from as far away as Vancouver, Winnipeg and even Oakland, California. “They came from all over the place to see him and to see what he had,” Waddell said. “The word must have gone out that he was here.” When she began putting together the display, Waddell began to run into residents who had their own stories about the hermit — and it’s those stories she wants to collect. SEE BOOK AWAITS ON A4

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FEATURE First in a series on affordable housing

Finding the affordable habitat By AUREN RUVINSKY NEWS REPORTER

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hile the numbers may be small, Habitat for Humanity provides one solution to the lack affordable housing in District 69. “It’s not affordable housing, it’s affordable home ownership,” points out Teresa Pring, executive director of the mid-Vancouver Island society. She points out affordable housing in B.C. is seen as a rental issue, which is what the Binet family were struggling with before they took possession of Oceanside’s first Habitat house in December 2010. Martin Binet said getting the Habitat house has had a huge positive impact on their lives and he has been much happier since moving back into the city from a rental. He said he could see his wife Sadie was also happier, but it really struck him when other “family and friends would point out, ‘she seems so much happier, she seems content and happy,’ they said.” After looking at small, disappointing apartments in their price range in Parksville they ended up in Fanny Bay, where he spent $500 and a lot of time on the commute each month and Sadie had to drive TyMartin, 4, and Luc, 3, all over. “We had no idea how family-friendly Parksville was, my wife was driving the kids up to events in Cumberland or Alberni or wherever, now we’re two blocks from a school,” Martin said, adding they’re walking distance from parks and go to things like Mother Goose storytime and library events. Set on surviving on one income, the family couldn’t

Martin and Sadie Binet with sons TyMartin and Luc at their new Parksville Habitat for Humanity house. find appropriate accommodation in the city until they got the opportunity to own their own home. So they began the long, complicated application for the Habitat home, filling out a 30-page form, doing interviews and waiting months. “Habitat really wants the right family, they do criminal record checks, they take a long time on your background,” he said, “but when we finally found out we were overjoyed.” While the 35-year-old organization has built over 400,000 houses around the world, the Binets still have the only one in Oceanside

as the projects are sparked by donations and volunteer efforts such as the donation of the lot by the City of Parksville. Successful families have to meet complex criteria, showing both the need and the ability to pay back an interest free loan to the society. They also have to contribute 500 hours of sweat equity to a recognized charity before taking possession. The Nanaimo-based midIsland branch of Habitat for Humanity has completed 10 houses, one duplex renovation and hopes to do three more in 2012. They act as the lending institution and es-

tablish mortgage payments at 25 per cent of the family’s gross income. Martin said Habitat has already worked with them when their financial circumstances changed temporarily while he was training for a new job. “They really want to keep you in your home and they work with you,” he said. The family now marvels at the dramatic changes in their lives since being selected just over a year ago. “We now own our own home,” he said, still sounding a bit surprised. “It’s had a huge impact on our lives,” adding the children now have space to move around in a nice house with a yard. He said they still couldn’t afford to be in Parksville if it wasn’t for the Habitat house, which as the organization’s slogan says, provided them with a hand up, not a hand out. “It’s not affordable here, it’s one of the most beautiful places in the world and everyone wants to live here,” he said, adding he knows of others who commute into Parksville from outlying areas where rent is cheaper. He said their mortgage is similar to what they might have paid in rent but it feels completely different, they’re not throwing the money away every month. Between the no-interest loan and not needing 10 per cent down, families save an average of $233,000 over the life of a Habitat mortgage, Pring said, explaining that this acts as a temporary boost to help families improve their overall financial situation. The mid-Island society is always looking for land donations or deals as the best way to spark new projects and hopes to keep helping families in the Oceanside region.

How to define affordable By STEVEN HEYWOOD NEWS EDITOR Trying to define affordable housing in the mid-Island area offers as many problems as actually trying to find a place to live, if the means to buy a so-called affordable home is simply outside of your reach. With an average house price well above most parts of Vancouver Island, and a vacancy rate just under one per cent, the Parksville and Qualicum Beach area poses a daunting hurdle for a home if you’re only making minimum wage — or even earning anywhere near the average wages of workers here. It’s an issue that impacts people from all walks of life — young families, single men and women and even seniors on fixed incomes. Trying to find a decent place to live — and be able to afford to do so — is the base issue of this series of stories by THE NEWS, as directed by guest editor Renate Sutherland of the Society of Organized Services. Sutherland was invited to be part of a pilot project with THE NEWS, offering community members the chance to direct coverage in the local paper. The questions are posed: what is affordable housing in our part of the Island? Who is affected by high prices and low incomes? Where do those people end up living? What solutions are being sought and are there any success stories? Throughout August, THE NEWS delivers the results of our research and interviews with people who are looking for housing, and those who provide it.

What does affordable mean? So, what is affordable housing? It’s not necessarily social housing — or homes provided to people in special circumstances (such as health or extreme poverty issues) and subsidized by the various levels of government. Most people and local government would agree what is meant by affordable housing is, a place where regular people can live. A place whose rent or mortgage does not take up most of a person’s monthly wage. Yet, even that is relative. Those who can afford more, generally pay for more. That, however, has become a trend and has driven up local home prices.

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skill (they will learn in the program) is not necessarily making movies or working together as a group, I think the most important skill is learning that we can find our own knowledge,” he said. Student Atlin Farinha said he particularly liked the interviewing process which pushed him outside of his comfort zone. “It got my adrenaline up because I’m usually not that open,” he said. Although he wants to be a movie star “super bad,” the experience made him consider he could also perhaps make movies as well as star in them, he said. Krystalynn Savard agreed the interviews were really fun, but she was also looking forward to making the movie, as she often makes movies at home with her friends. With the information they gleaned, the youth made a script and filmed a mock news cast, an exaggeration of what they found today’s culture to look like, called Justin Beaver is Dead (misspelling intentional). Gail said the finished product is something the kids can keep or do what they want with, but it’s also a chance for others to reflect on our culture. “It gives people watching an opportunity to reflect on our culture and how our culture isn’t about maple syrup and Tim Hortons but our culture is actually being played out day to day,” he said. For more information on the Family Resource Association and their programs visit www.d69fra. org or call 250-752-6766.

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Old folks home owner will have a second go Retirement Concepts to hold two meetings on Aug. 17 to pose new plans for The Gardens to residents, general public; chamber of commerce OK with that plan By NEIL HORNER NEWS REPORTER The first attempt to add 25 new suites may not have succeeded, but the owners of The Gardens in Qualicum Beach are going to try, try again. Retirement Concepts vice-president of operations Tony Baena has scheduled a second set of meetings to present the company’s ideas and to consult with residents and

the community. The first meeting, held on July 25, saw residents express strong opposition to the plan as presented, with Qualicum Beach town council voting shortly thereafter to abandon a bylaw that would have allowed the change. The second set of two meetings is slated for Aug. 17, with condo owners, residents and families gathering from 3 to 5 p.m. Following this, a second

Long weekend quiet: police By NEIL HORNER NEWS REPORTER Despite hot, sunny weather and a plethora of festivals and events on the long weekend, police didn’t find themselves having to respond to incidents of bad behavior. “It was really good,” said Oceanside RCMP Sergeant Darrell Robertson. “We had lots of patrols on the beach and there were the festivals, the car show and we had minimal trouble — nothing that came as a result of any festival. It was very nice to come in to on a Monday.”

meeting is slated, from 6 to 8 p.m. for a general consultation with members of the public. In a letter to Gardens residents, Baena said Retirement Concepts is revisiting their plans for the seniors facility and revising them to reflect the feedback and concerns expressed at the first meeting. That’s good news to Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce president

listening and coming back with a new community consultation meeting.” An expansion at the facility, Dukakis added, could prove very beneficial to Qualicum Beach, if it is done correctly. “I understand there is a wait list for the Gardens and I know they have done a really good job of providing quality care there and the residents want to make sure if there is an expansion, it doesn’t sacrifice the quality of care. I think it could be a big benefit for Qualicum Beach.”

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Heavy equipment — and the muddy mess it makes — is isolated from the main streambed by a temporary berm. NEIL HORNER PHOTOS two flooding events, one in November of 2009 and another in January of 2010, but that actually created worse problems because when they placed it, more scouring and erosion was happening. It was going to hit the highway in one, two or who knows how many major flooding events and create a safety issue.” The project will see a number of rock spines project six or seven metres out into the main river flow to direct the river to the opposite bank and under the bridge. “This plan actually involves going upstream to create a more stable bank, rather than continuing to place rip rap near the highway,” Wong said. “It goes along about 200 me-

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n the rather unremarkable wake of what had been made out to be a rather remarkable crisis, many Canadians are feeling awfully smug about how good we look compared to things across the border. Our dollar is strong, our government is solvent and our politics, for the moment, don’t seem as divisive or imprudent. But we’re fooling ourselves if we waste this time boasting. After all, we know firsthand what it’s like to suffer the same indignities currently facing the U.S. Which is why now is the time to stop grinning and start acting like better neighbours. Like most places in this country, Vancouver Island has deep connections to the U.S. From early immigration to the border politics that define our geography to our reliance on American tourists, we have always had a close relationship with the people of the U.S. as well as their government. Four decades ago, then prime minister Pierre Trudeau uttered his famous line comparing Canada-U.S. relations to a mouse sleeping next to an elephant. Since then, we’ve been jostled by many little twitches and grunts, while constantly reminded how dependent we are on the superpower next door. That might explain why a dislike of America has become so palpable among our population. Yet Canadians have also experienced tremendous growth in our self-confidence as a nation. In fact, we’re empowered by our success at overcoming significant obstacles. For example, history will be good to Paul Martin, a forgettable prime minister who deserves much more recognition for his work as finance minister. Martin helped tame Canada’s growing debt and made our current economic strength possible. Americans might not bother to learn the lessons from Canada’s recent history, but they will no doubt recover from their self-made crisis. We have little to gain from being smug now and much to win from reminding our neighbours they have an old friend in their corner. — Victoria News/Black Press editorial

Old age thinking outside of the box “Middle age is when your age starts showing around your middle.” — Bob Hope

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hen I was 12, I wanted to be a handsome, leading man. You know, the kind of guy who makes ladies swoon and grown men cry. Clark Gable, John Wayne, Clint Eastwood. Why not me? Unfortunately puberty wasn’t kind. So I tried to change my appearance. Mick Jagger had long hair so I grew mine out. Regrettably, I looked like a blonde Tiny Tim. Then I tried growing a beard like Jeremiah Johnson. But I looked like Gabby Hayes. As a teenager I was so skinny that the guys in my rock band used to centre me out. “Hey, Ray. Did you get an endorsement deal?” “No, why?” I replied suspiciously.

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“Because we just saw your face on a bottle of iodine.” When I got to middle age my metabolism changed. Suddenly everything I ate went straight to my waist. Though I’ve always prided myself on self-control, I didn’t have the self-discipline of a supermodel. Pretty soon I had love handles that would make the Michelin man blush. Mind you it’s not my fault. I just like to eat. One day when I put on my tennis whites, I couldn’t help but notice my uncanny resemblance to the Pillsbury Dough Boy. Parenthetically, I make the same giggly sound when you tickle me. Not exactly what you expect from a leading man: For instance, can you imagine Rhett Butler giggling in

Gone With The Wind? “Frankly Scarlett, I don’t give a ... tee, hee, hee. Scarlett, stop tickling me! Tee, hee hee. Okay, okay. I’ll stay here at Tara. After By Ray all, tomorrow is Smit another day. We’ll have muffins for breakfast. But not bran muffins because they give me gas … Scarlett, are you still listening?” As for me, the less I talk about wind, the better. Even as my waistline expands, my expectations shrink. So instead of cherchez l’amour, I’ve been considering a second career as a male cat lady. I’m not sure what to call myself, though. A cat laddie? A cat man? A catastrophe? I think I’ll start by buying a nice fat Siamese. Maybe I’ll call him Chairman

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Meow. Then it’s just a matter of finding another eleven kitties to complete the set. If you have less than a dozen you’re not a cat laddie, you’re just a cat enthusiast! Speaking of cats, middle age has left me hopelessly absentminded. I was shopping a while back and bought a 50 pound sack of dry cat food. I was in a hurry because friends were coming over. The lady at the till smiled and said, “that’s a big bag.” Distracted, I replied, “Yes, we’re having company for dinner.” She stared at me all the way out the door. Getting older is supposed to provide a host of benefits. Not all of them are welcome. Recently I was at a store and the girl in front of me was asked for her I.D. When it was my turn, I joked, “Would you like to

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see my I.D. too?” I was expecting a nice complement about my youthful appearance. Instead the cashier responded, “Yes, so I can sign you up for our senior’s discount.” “Senior’s discount? But I’m only forty-something!” “Forty-something?” she queried incredulously. “Well, it’s true if you take 40 and add a number higher than 10.” Bob Hope was right. Middle age is when your age starts showing around your middle. We older guys are getting plump and wrinkly but we still have style. Take Will Smith. He may be middle-aged but they still call him the Fresh Prince of Bel Air. So maybe you could call me the Poppin Fresh Prince of Parksville. It sure beats, “Hey, you! Old, fat guy.”

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ith the public consultation period on the proposed massive coal mine near Fanny Bay now completed, a review of the submitted comments paints a clear picture. An overwhelming majority of the nearly 4,800 written submissions thus far in the two comment periods oppose or have concerns about the proposed coal mine project. The common thread in the recent public meetings held in Courtenay, Port Alberni and Union Bay was this coal mine proposal is not what the residents in the Comox Valley and Port Alberni see as a vision for sustainable development in our communities. Despite the evidence of opposition and concern, the federal and provincial regulators say that they have no choice but to continue with the environmental assessment of the project. CoalWatch along with numerous community groups, labour councils, local governments, and thousands of British Columbians have shown support for a more rigorous review, an independent review panel with public hearings. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time that our local MPs and MLAs listen to the public demand for a more rigorous review, and support the call for an independent review panel with public hearings. They need to lobby on our behalf at both the federal and provincial ministerial levels of government. If the public is forced to endure an environmental assessment on this ill conceived project, at least we should have the most rigorous review currently available. Please call your MP and MLA and ask for their support of an independent review panel with public hearings on the Raven Coal Mine Project. The residents of the Comox Valley, Port Alberni and Vancouver Island deserve nothing less.

Thanks to Teunis Westbroek, an ill-concieved and poorly-presented proposal to expand and renovate the Gardens in Qualicum Beach has been quashed. Mr. Westbroek saved one of the jewels in the crown of Qualicum Beach from being spoiled by an attempt of the new owners of the facility to expand their profits by altering a perfect retirement haven for seniors. Good work Mr. Westbroek, you clearly care about our town and its residents. Thank you.

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Gardens move just an election ploy It is very interesting that the Qualicum Beach Town Council quickly rejected plans for rezoning by the owners of the Qualicum Gardens because there is opposition by local residents. It has been almost a year since a majority of this same council ignored the overwhelming opposition of neighbours to the College Inn development. This new sensitivity to the expressed wishes of the community by three of the town councillors is a well-deserved victory for the residents of the Gardens. It is of little consolation, however, to those who must suffer the consequences of other decisions in which these same councillors defiantly opposed the community. What is going on? Could there be an election in the next three months, or something?

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to his country. What a change from our business and political leaders, both in Canada and the United States, who use such actions to shut down our democracies, limit our freedoms and fan the politics of hate, fear and war, while siphoning off taxpayer money to so-called security firms and manufacturers of weapons of mass destruction. We are in a culture war folks and that war is going on within our churches, temples, synagogues and mosques. It is a war that is being fought for our hearts and minds. The question is: are we going to allow ourselves to be manipu-

Paul Kyba Qualicum Beach

Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to stop the culture of warfare What a delight to hear the Prime Minister of Norway say they shall increase democracy, openness in that country and defend the rights of all people ... in response to the killing admitted to by Andus Behring Breivik, a self-described right-wing fundamentalist Christian who writes of his hatred of both Muslims and immigrants

lated by those who care not for life with dignity for all or are we going to actually follow the central teachings of these faiths to love (caritatis) and reach out to those different to us, increasing our understanding of their beliefs and in the process understand our own more deeply? We can stop this madness. However, it needs to be us who stop it. My hope and prayer is that the majority will choose to do this and insist our religious leaders lead on this path in both actions and words.

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Show us the stats Recent statistics show 12 per cent of British Columbians live in poverty. This is the highest rate in Canada by far, and B.C. has had the highest child poverty rate in the country for the last eight years. I was very pleased when Parksville City Council took the initiative last year in establishing a committee to try to address homelessness in this area. Because it is necessary to have clear documentation of the scale of the problem, I volunteered last May to help do a census-like count of homeless people living here. It is now two months since that count was conducted, but there has been no report released. What has happened? When will we have the statistics necessary to plan appropriate action? When will we begin to find ways to rid our land of the scourge of poverty?

Rick Sullivan Parksville

Fletcher correct Tom Fletcher is correct. The 2009 BC Greens platform had a time line that included smart metering by 2012. We did not recommend wireless meters because, as Fletcher mentioned, we have precautionary policy on EMF radiation. Our policy was revised in 2010. The initiatives we wanted implemented prior to new meters â&#x20AC;&#x201D; feedin tariffs, time-of-day pricing and regional management boards â&#x20AC;&#x201D; were not in progress at the end of 2009 so that the timeline for smart metering was eliminated. Without being tied to substantial energy conservation, BC Hydroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s smart meter program is simply a different and more expensive way to collect data. A billion dollars invested in conservation and energy retrofits, diversifying to renewable energy or any number of priorities should precede changing meters. Fletcher may dismiss health concerns associated with WIFI but people have a right to feel safe and healthy in their own homes. Those who chose not to use wireless technology should not be forced to do so.

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Pages of the Past By Ruth Smith Five years ago â&#x20AC;˘ Bizarre early morning altercations resulted in a hit and run accident and an assault with a weapon charge laid against a 17 year-old-female Parksville resident. Simultaneous complaints of a motor vehicle accident at Halliday House seniorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home at 188 McCarter St., and an assault on Weld Street were received by the detachment. The female who ran into the seniors home exited the vehicle carrying an aluminum baseball bat. 10 years ago â&#x20AC;˘ Past and present firefighters turned up at Dashwood fire hall to enjoy good food, trips down memory land and to celebrate the end of the mortgage by burning a mock up of the final payment on their station. 20 years ago â&#x20AC;˘ Commercial waste recycling and pickup is long overdue in the district said Qualicum Beach Ald. Hilda Pearce. It is time business people are given an opportunity to recycle or have large volumes of waste removed such as cardboard boxes and cartons.

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the harbour, that’s for sure.” • The August Dock Derby may be a thing of the past, but local anglers will still get a chance to dip their rods and win some great prizes in the inaugural French Creek Salmon Derby, slated for August 26 to 28. The event, sponsored by the French Creek Marine Pub, Pacific Boat Brokers. com and Save on Foods will see prizes

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The Big Splash weekend A weekend of free music starts today in Parksville’s Community Park as part of the Quality Foods sand sculpting exhibition By LISSA ALEXANDER NEWS REPORTER

A Above, The Kiltlifters will open the Big Splash Entertainment Weekend today (Friday, Aug. 5) at 3 p.m. in Parksville’s Community Park.

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first time event is hoping to make a big splash in Parksville's Community Park this weekend, with live music from popular groups and musicians from around the Island and Vancouver. It’s called the Big Splash Entertainment Weekend, a sidebar to the Quality Foods Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition, where 10 acts will take the place of the month long festival’s usual Music in the Park event. Event manager Trish Smith said the gazebo where music has been played in the past was not an ideal venue so the Beach Festival Society thought they’d step it up a notch. “We thought, in order to do this right, we really need to move it to a stage,” she said. Because of the expense of bringing in a stage, sound system, security and so on, the society couldn’t offer the music every weekend and so chose this weekend for all 10 performers to entertain. Smith said the call out for artists garnered a huge amount of attention and the society settled on a variety of musical styles to appeal to all ages. Younger crowds will not want to miss Friday’s ska, punk rock, reggae, funk band The Kiltlifters, beginning at 3 p.m., followed by '80s rock/pop and oldies group Johnny Inappropriate and 11-member party group Time Well Wasted playing R&B, soul and classic rock. Saturday is a mixture of sounds, starting at 1 p.m. with some Latin, flamenco and rock from Eric Harper, ‘60s hits with Younger Than Yesterday, country music from Montgomery County and ‘70s rock from That ‘70s Band. The

gates to the sand sculptures will be open an hour after the concert Saturday, until 10 p.m. Sunday will see adult contemporary rock from Counting Time at 1 p.m. followed by a performance by comedian Greg Kettner and Elvis impersonator Scott MacDonald will be back by popular demand at 4 p.m., even though the same entertainers do not usually return in consecutive years, said Smith. “We got so many people calling and saying, ‘Hey, are you having the Elvis guy back? When's he coming?’” she said. “…so we brought him back.” The Pony Club will headline Sunday at 6 p.m. with contemporary country like Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift. Smith said attendance will depend on weather but organizers predict somewhere between 2,000 and 5,000 per day. The Big Splash Entertainment Weekend is free to attend and meant to be a thank-you to the community from the Beach Festival Society for continued support. The cost for the weekend show is close to $20,000 however, so a bucket will be passed around for donations. Proceeds collected at the gate from the Sand Sculpting Competition go to the non-profit groups helping out, and 25 per cent goes to the community. Left over money goes to improving Community Park and this year could mark the beginning of a large project. “We’d love to contribute to building a more permanent stage structure down (in Community Park),” said Smith. “It will take a few years to fundraise for that but that would be our ultimate goal.” For more information about the Quality Foods Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition and the Big Splash Entertainment Weekend visit www.parksvillebeachfest.ca or call 250-951-2678.

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BIG SPLASH WEEKEND Aug. 5, 3-9 p.m. The Kiltlifters; Johnny Inappropriate; Time Well Wasted. Aug. 6,1-9 p.m. Eric Harper; Younger Than Yesterday; Montgomery County; That 70’s Band. Aug. 7, 1-8 p.m. Counting Time; Greg Kettner; Virtual Elvis; The Pony Club. By donation. SHADY REST PUB Identity Crisis. Classic rock. Aug. 6, 7-10 p.m. Free admission. 250-752-9111.

JAMBOREE Music and dancing. Sept. 17. Performer: Sarah Tradewell. Open stage at 1 p.m. Sign-in at noon. Sponsored by Coombs Old Time Fiddlers.

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KIDFEST Aug. 14. Games, crafts, activities for kids under 14. Non-stop entertainment. Free event. PV Community Beach.

FRIDAY NIGHT ART MARKET Artisans, live music. Runs to Aug. 19. 250-752-9332.

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ROCKING HORSE PUB Pig roast/customer appreciation day. Aug. 6, 5-6 p.m. Fundraiser for Nanoose Bay Lions Club. By donation.

PASTEL WORKSHOPS D.F. Gray. Runs to Aug. 14. The Old School House, Q.B.

ART BY THE SEA Runs to Sept. 17. Gallery at Qualicum Art Supply. 102-206 W. First Ave. 250-752-3471.

BOOGIE BAND Summertime boogie time. Aug. 20. 8-12 p.m. Coombs Community hall. rodeo grounds. Tickets: Cranky Dog, Back Road Java, Shoe Inn, Coombs General store. No minors.

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Crowds filled the main stage area at the Filberg Festival in Comox Monday to watch Great Canadian Songs by Valdy (pictured), Jake Galbraith, Todd Butler and Barney Bentall. LISSA ALEXANDER PHOTO MUSIC IN THE GARDEN Aug. 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Phil Dwyer’s Adult Jazz Intensive Ensemble Milner Gardens. www.milnergardens.org 250-752-8573. THE ALL-AMERICAN BOYS CHORUS In the Summertime. Aug. 7, 7 p.m. Ages 9-14 years old. The Port Theatre.

Lazy Mike and Rockin Recliners. Aug. 13, 7-10 p.m. Free admission. 250-752-9111. AFRO MUMANZI MUSIC CAMP Kids 6-8 marimba classes. Aug. 15—19, 11:3512:20 p.m. Errington Hall. 250-586-6583.

TOSH JAZZ CLUB Special guest: Kevin Mauldin. Aug. 9, 4:30-6 p.m. By donation. The Old School House. 250-752-6133.

AFRO MUMANZI Free recital/concert. Aug. 19, 6 p.m. Bring chairs, potluck dish, etc. Tickets: Cranky Dog, Back Road Java, Errington Community Park.

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HI NEIGHBOUR DAY Pancake breakfast. Aug. 20, 8—10 a.m. Errington Farmer’s Market. 10 a.m. The Hi Neighbour Parade. Noon to 12:30. Goods and Services Auction 1-3 p.m. DAL HOTHI AND THE HEADLINES Hi Neighbor Dance. 9 p.m. MS. ERRINGTON CONTEST To enter contact one of Errington Hall board members.

BARD TO BROADWAY SUMMER THEATRE Anne of Green Gables, The Musical and Murdered to Death. Runs to Aug.6. Village Theatre, Q.B. 250-752-4470. www.b2btheatre.com.

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The Tour de Rock starts Sept. 24 in Port Hardy and ends Oct. 7 in Victoria. PQ NEWS FILE PHOTO going to the tour, and a chance to meet the riders in person. The Tour de Rock is a 1,000 km cycle down the length of the Island in September, raising funds for The

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Music in the Garden features Dwyer and a 21-piece string quartet. It is set to be released in the fall. The seven musicians that will play at Milner Gardens’ Music in the Garden this Sunday play at a very high level, Dwyer said, and will be joined by Dwyer’s friend and prominent Vancouver drummer Joe Poole. Poole has studied with Oscar Peterson and many of Canada’s top musicians and is known for his unique musical style. The Phil Dwyer Adult Jazz Intensive Ensemble will play this Sunday Aug. 7 at Milner Gardens from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20, $15 for members, youth and VIU students available from Milner Gardens or Coastal Community Credit Union Branches. For more information visit www. milnergardens.org or call 250-752-8573. For more in Phil Dwyer visit www. phildwyer.com.

Music in the Garden series continues at Milner Gardens with Phil Dwyer and friends By LISSA ALEXANDER NEWS REPORTER Multi-Juno award winner, multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger and educator Phil Dwyer will be putting on a performance at Milner Gardens this weekend with top amateur musicians from the Island, Vancouver and Calgary. For the past seven years Dwyer has been running the Phil Dwyer Academy of Music and Culinary Arts (PDAMCA) from which the Phil Dwyer Music Festival emerged. The festival expanded over the years and last year ran for a month in Qualicum Beach with daytime and evening concerts featuring performers from all over North America. This year Dwyer decided to take a break from running both the camp and the festival, except for a “very scaled down version” of the camp, and the result will feature those musicians at Milner Gardens this weekend. Dwyer said his camp and festival was being run primarily

Above, Phil Dwyer and below, Joe Poole, will be playing with The Phil Dwyer Adult Jazz Intensive Ensemble this Sunday Aug. 7 at Milner Gardens. SUBMITTED PHOTOS

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Marimba fame spreads Local youth marimba band Kumbana Marimba invited to festival By LISSA ALEXANDER NEWS REPORTER Word is spreading about the talent coming from local youth group Kumbana Marimba, and this weekend they will be playing at the distinguished Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver. “This is a pretty big deal for us, we’re really excited about it,” said one of the founding members, Fahlon Smith. Smith, 17, started the group in 2009 with her sister Jasmine after playing in an adult marimba group in Errington. The nine member youth group Kumbana Marimba plays seven marimbas (similar to a large wooden xylophone) along with hoshos (African shakers made out of gourds), and occasionally they’ll throw in the mbira (African thumb piano), violin or banjo. They play traditional African music along with some South American tunes for a fresh, upbeat, world

Local youth group Kumbana Marimba will be playing at the prominent Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver this weekend. SUBMITTED PHOTO music sound. This is the second summer the group has been performing and Smith said they are getting increasingly busier. “It’s gotten to the point now if people don’t book us a month or so in advance we are usually full on the weekends,” she said. “We’ve been having to turn people away which is a first.”

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Qualicum Bay. FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES Bingos Sundays at PV Legion. 6 p.m. early bird; 6:45 p.m. regular games; 9 p.m., night owls. 146 Hirst Ave., PV. STORYTIMES Wednesdays at QB library. 250-752-6121. Fridays at PV library. 250-248-3841. Ages three and up/ages one to two. Stories, puppets, rhymes and song. NANOOSE BAY’S DL33 Guided tours, Saturdays. 11 a.m. Nanoose Bay Petrocan. 250-752-6585.

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PARKSVILLE AFTER 5 CLUB Ladies invited to brunch/program. Music by Debbie Ryan. Speaker: Margaret Roller. Aug. 13, 10 a.m.—noon. Morningstar Golf Club, Pavilion. Parksville (PV). Register 250-248-9578.

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP Every Wednesday at Knox United church in Parksville from 4-5 p.m. A safe and confidential place to share. We care and understand. Phone 250-248-3927 for info.

OPEN CHESS TOURNAMENT Sun., Aug. 14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bowser Legion Hall. www. bowserchess.pbworks. com.

PARKSVILLE AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY Meets the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Craig Heritage Park Museum. Info. Caroline 250-248-6790. Tours can be arranged by calling 250-248-6966. Speakers present area history.

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ongoing QUALICUM BEACH LAWN BOWLING CLUB Free tryouts. Tuesdays, 1-3:30 p.m. 250-7527060. ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF BC Meets second Tuesday of each month 10:15 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Church, Qualicum Beach (QB). Summer has arrived. Traveling tips for caregivers, updates on advocacy and more in our summer issue of Contact. Read it online at www.alzheimerbc.org. HEALTH INFORMATION STATIONS FOR SENIORS Tuesdays through Fridays. Tutors to help you access credible / health-related websites. Downtown Parksville and Qualicum Beach. Appointments Joyce 250240-5914. PETER MASON Every Friday night, 5:308 p.m. No cover. Blues, rock, country, blue grass, traditional. Sandbar Cafe.

PEACE VIGIL Tuesdays noon-1 p.m. Old Island Highway at Alberni Highway, PV. 250-248-8809. TIMBERLINE DANCE Old time rock and country. Wednesdays 7:3010:30 p.m. PV Legion. All welcome, no cover. 146 W. Hirst, PV. 250-752-8542. MID ISLAND RADIO ASSOCIATION Classes start in October leading to a license in amateur radio. Contact Len Hooper at 250-752-9278. COOMBS COUNTRY OPERA Third Saturday of each month. September to May, 7 p.m. CHRCO rodeo grounds. Open stage. 250-2486075. EVERYDAY PHILOSOPHY GROUP Informal discussions on selected text and current events. Meets every Tues. at The Meadows community hall (off Morison) 10 a.m.-noon. 250-248-6975. MORNINGSTAR FARM Guided tours of Cheeseworks and winery. Sat./Sun. and Mon. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. No need to prebook.

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Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m. Anyone with this condition and their caregivers are invited to attend. 250-5945955/250-954-0531. TOTAM Wednesday and Thursdays. 9:15-11:15 a.m., SOS Child, youth and family centre. 245 W. Hirst Avenue, PV. 250-248-2093, ext. 238. ARROWSMITH NEEDLE ARTS GUILD Welcomes all embroiders. 250-468-9703.

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LEGALS NOTICE OF APPLICATION 0849459 B.C. LTD Notice of Application to the Comptroller of Water Rights Under the Water Utility Act and the Utilities Commission Act Notice is hereby given by 0849459 B.C. LTD. that an application has been made to the Comptroller of Water Rights for a CertiďŹ cate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the proposed construction and operation of a waterworks distribution system to serve residents in the area of (Lot 8, Plan 1799, District Lot 81, Nanoose District). Any person wishing further information in connection with this application should apply directly to: Glencar Consultants Inc. 6774 Dickenson Rd. Nanaimo, BC V9V 1A2 250-390-1475 Any objections to this application are to be forwarded to Rick Couroux, Secretary to the Deputy Comptroller of Water Rights, Ministry of Environment, PO Box 9340 STN PROV GOVT, Victoria, BC V8W 9M1, or by e-mail Rick.Couroux@gov.bc.ca or by fax 250-953-5124 to be received in this ofďŹ ce on or before September 6, 2011 Epcor 10-D 1343 Alberni Highway, Pine Tree Centre, Parksville, BC V9P 2B9

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40th BIRTHDAY PARTY Happy Birthday to Arrowsmith Lodge and Cokely Manor! Members of the public are invited to join Arrowsmith Lodge and Cokely Manor in celebrating their 40th Birthday. â&#x20AC;˘ When: August 6, 2011 â&#x20AC;˘ Time: 1:00 PM â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4:00 PM â&#x20AC;˘ Where: 266 Moilliet Street Please come and help us celebrate. There will be goodies and cake. RafďŹ&#x201A;es will be held throughout the day. Tours of the Facilities will be offered to all. The Cake will be formally cut around 2:00 pm

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS STAN CHONG and family wish to thank friends and family for their prayers and well wishes during his recent illness. Special thanks go to Kris McNichol, Mark Slocum, Mike Tisdelle, Jenny Mowat and the District 69 Ortho League.

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INFORMATION

HOUSESITTING

DEATHS

DEATHS

IF YOU want to drink, that is your business. If you want to STOP, we can help. Alcoholics Anonymous. 1-800-883-3968

GOING AWAY this Winter? Retired N/S couple will house sit from Oct-Apr, Parksville/Qualicum Beach area, refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s available. Call 250-9510050 or 780-458-3866.

LOST AND FOUND FOUND: KEY on a sparkly pipe cleaner, Parksville Curling rink. Call 250-248-2887. LOST: GOLD bracelet with diamonds, near Sears or Wal Mart (Nanaimo). Call 250-7526146 (Reward offered).

CHILDCARE AVAILABLE LITTLE TOTS FCC has openings starting in Sept. FT/PT. Ages 1+. Lic # 1381062. Call C. Purchase 250-752-3263

TRAVEL GETAWAYS

HELP WANTED

INDIO, CA (Palm Springs) Furn 2 bdrm, 2 bath vacation home in gated community, full facility. Avail Oct, Nov, Dec & April. 250-951-1827.

CLEANER, EVENINGS, P/T. Must be reliable. Own transportation and criminal record check reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. 1-888-774-4141.

PRIVATE 1 bdrm beach cabin, self-contained, 20 mins north of Qualicum. Weekly $500. (250)757-2094, (250)228-1320

Holbrook Dyson Logging Ltd Has vacancies in the following jobs: 1)Heavy Duty Mechanic. 2)Processor Operator. Fax resumes to 250-287-9259

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

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CARDS OF THANKS

CARDS OF THANKS

To all of the friends of Joyce and Jim Corbett for helping in so many different ways to make the celebration of Joyceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life a very happy occasion. To all the people that came, on such a beautiful day. Joyce would have approved.

NEW to the area? Call for your FREE package of info, gifts & greetings. Bev 250-248-4720 PV Ann 250-248-3390 QB & NOW, Introducing the

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Have you recently added to the family or know someone who has call Pat 250-248-7119 The most Famous Baskets in the World! www.welcomewagon.ca

PLACES OF WORSHIP

PLACES OF WORSHIP

The Charney & Corbett Families DEATHS

DEATHS

Komadowski

Nicholas â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nickâ&#x20AC;? William James July 10, 1994 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; July 25, 2011

Not religious but would like to know God? Join us on Sundays

In lieu of ďŹ&#x201A;owers donations may be made to B.C. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital Foundation, 938 West 28th Ave., Vancouver B.C. V5Z 4H4. YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

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IN MEMORIAM

IN MEMORIAM

INFORMATION

COMING EVENTS CALL FOR ENTRIES 9TH ANNUAL Kitty Coleman Woodland Artisan Festival. Fine Art and Quality Crafts Juried Show. Presented in a spectacular outdoor setting SEPT 3,4 & 5 Applications for Artisans are available at woodlandgardens.ca or phone 250-338-6901

CHILDREN

TRAKALO, Jae Margaret

of Qualicum Beach, passed away July 27, 2011 aged 71 years. She is survived by her loving husband Bernie, 1 Son - Dan Heiduk of Nanaimo, B.C., and 1 Daughter Christine Webber of Nanaimo, B.C., 1 Granddaughter - Jolene Webber of Nanaimo, B.C., Also survived by 1 Brother - Robert Carpenter of Nanaimo, B.C., and 1 Sister - Jean Younger of Comox B.C., Numerous Nieces and Nephews and her Mother-in-law -Jennie Trakalo of Winnipeg, Manitoba. A Memorial Service will be held at Knox United Church, 345 North Pym St., Parksville B.C., on Friday August 5, 2011 at 1:00pm with Rev. Foster Freed ofďŹ ciating.

6:30pm

At the Salvation Army Church

on the Alberni Highway, near the Rod & Gun.

All welcome! More info at:

www.jerichoroad-church.com

QUALICUM BAPTIST CHURCH 600 Beach Road Qualicum Beach WORSHIP SUNDAYS 10:30

â&#x20AC;&#x153;THE PROMISE OF GODâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PROVISIONâ&#x20AC;? (Philippians 4:14-23) SCENT FREE

It is with great sadness that we announce the tragic death of Nicholas William James Komadowski, cherished son of Corinne and Joe, brother to Rebecca and Sara, grandson to Joe Sr. and June. Nicholas is also survived by his Aunt Cathy, Uncle Richard and Uncle Randy, many close â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and friends. Nicholas is predeceased by his sister Paige and his grandmother Juliette Mineault. Nicholas was a kind, loving and generous young man who enjoyed snowboarding, music and spending special moments with his family and friends. The family would like to thank the many friends for their support and kindness during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers donations to Teen Crisis Centre would be greatly appreciated. A Celebration of Nicholasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life will be announced on Facebook at a later date. Nicholas, you will forever be in our hearts and a part of you will remain with us always. We love you Nick! â&#x20AC;&#x153;Take care buddyâ&#x20AC;?

250-334-0707

www. comoxvalleyfuneralhome.com

John Bondar

July 2 1924 - Aug. 3 2009

Rose Bondar

Nov. Nov.30 2 1925 1925--Aug. Aug.16 161997 1997

REMEMBER THIS

If tomorrow starts without me, And Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not there to see; If the sun should rise and ďŹ nd your eyes All ďŹ lled with tears for me; I wish so much you wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cry The way you did today, While thinking of the many things, We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get to say. I know how much you love me, As much as I love you, And each time you think of me, I know youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll miss me too; But when tomorrow starts without me, Please try to understand, That an angel came and called my name, And took me by the hand, And said my place was ready, In heaven far above, And that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have to leave behind All those I dearly love. I thought of all the yesterdays, The good ones and the bad, I thought of all the love we shared, And all the fun we had, If I could relive yesterday, Just even for awhile, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d say good-bye and kiss you And maybe see you smile. So when tomorrow starts without me, Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think we are far apart, For every time you think of me, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m right here, in your heart. We l ve y u, Dad & Mom from Nadine, Pat & Barb.


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HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

ECOTRUST CANADA is seeking a highly-motivated PROGRAM MANAGER, with proven experience in FISHERIES monitoring and program management, for the Area A Crab Monitoring Program in Prince Rupert, BC. Full Time 1 year (with possible renewal); competitive rates; healthy benefits package. DETAILS: www.ecotrust.ca/about/jobs APPLY BY: August 20, 2011

The Lemare Group is currently seeking a heavy duty mechanic for the North Vancouver Island area. Full time, union wages. Email resume to office@lemare.ca or fax to: 250-956-4888.

Stuck On Designs is seeking a full time designer to work in our shop in Prince Rupert. Proficiency in Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign is a must. Progressive shop with lots of opportunity. stuckon@citytel.net or fax 250-624-6160. Please - no freelancers.

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

ELECTRICAL

PRESSURE WASHING

FRIENDLY FRANK

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

OCEANSIDE HOUSE and home for repairs maintenance and pressure washing. Pete, (250)927-2641.

KENMORE FRIDGE, 63.5”H x 29”D x 29.5”W, exc cond, 10 yrs, $99 firm. 250-468-7594.

20% OFF all office chairs on wheels and client chairs. Over 700 in stock. Brand new 30”x94” plastic top folding tables, $45/each. Coopers Gov’t Surplus. 4767 Headquarters Rd, Courtenay. 1-250-2181665 or cooperssurplus.com

We are still hiring - Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilfield construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilfield roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-723-5051.

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FENCING

AN executive/administrative assistant is urgently needed for our CEO. Send applications to tsectn@live.com

BLAIRS FENCING, 14 yrs experience. Free estimates, specializing in cedar panels, farm fence & chair link. Call 250240-4615.

PERSONAL SERVICES FINANCIAL SERVICES

(Temporary Full Time Position) Competition No. 2011-55

PROVIDING RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL & GREEN ENERGY SERVICES

Your local electrician Answering your questions Solving your problems

Our success is your happiness!

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J & S DESIGNS Yard and fence design. Painting, Reno’s, Finishing Work, House Washing by hand. Seniors Discounts! Free Estimates! Call John and/or Sandy 250-586-3373 / 250-228-0147

GARDENING

The Regional District of Nanaimo has a temporary full time employment opportunity for a Sustainability Coordinator in the Energy and Sustainability Department. This position promotes and delivers sustainability initiatives including energy management and climate change programs. We offer a competitive salary and benefit package. Visit our website at www.rdn.bc.ca for a complete job posting and job description.

GROWING CONCERN SERVICES *Lawn Care. *Hedge & Shrub shaping. *Cleanups. *Untidy lots & brush cutting. *Small Haul 4x4 Dumptruck. Established 1991. Insured. Call Ken cell 250-927-4769

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

TRADES, TECHNICAL

BOOKKEEPING SERVICES for small business, reasonable rates, ref avail - get organized, call 250 752 3833 today.

CLEANING SERVICES CHRISTINA’S HOUSE cleaning & lawncare. No job to big or small. Trustworthy, reliable, efficient, no minimum. $15$20. per hr. References avail. 250-927-5600

SHIFT MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR (afternoons)

WFP is currently seeking a Shift Maintenance Supervisor (afternoons) to join our Mid Island Forest Operation in Campbell River, British Columbia. We require an individual with heavy duty mechanical experience, a comprehensive knowledge of air and hydraulic systems and an appreciation for the timely repair and turnaround of mobile equipment. You are considered to be a good leader with excellent communication skills and shift work is not a problem for you. A detailed job posting can be viewed at http://www.westernforest.com/careers/current_openings.php WFP offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive beneÀt package and the potential to achieve annual performance rewards. If you believe that you have the skills and qualiÀcations that we are looking for, please reply in conÀdence to: Human Resource Department Facsimile: 250.748.3177 Email: resumes@westernforest.com Application Deadline: Wed., August 31, 2011 Reference Code: Shift Maintenance Supervisor, MIFO

“MAID IN SERVICE Cleaning” - Home/Office Cleaning,min 3 hrs please call Margit at 250240-9240.

COMPUTER SERVICES COMPUTER SERVICES Inhome. Fast, friendly, efficient. 10yrs exp. Ellen 250-248-1428

Yard and fence design, General yard maintenance,Rubbish Removal. Seniors Discounts! Free Estimates! Call John and/or Sandy 250-586-3373 / 250-228-0147

Scott @ 250-821-1994.

CLASSIFIED ADS MEAN MORE BUSINESS FOR YOU! Call 310.3535

FUEL/FIREWOOD

WINDOW CLEANING GLASSY TOUCH Window cleaning. Committed to quality service & results. Free est. Let the Sun Shine in! Call Roger 250-468-7731

PETS PET CARE SERVICES PAWS OF PARKSVILLE High quality dog grooming of all breeds and sizes. Calm, quiet environment PH: Jesse at 250-927-3776

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

COASTAL MOUNTAIN FIREWOOD (1999) STOCK UP NOW BEST WAY TO BURN YOUR MONEY!

Call 1-866-768-8886 (Nanoose) 250-468-9660. SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords, fast delivery. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com or 1877-902-WOOD.

FURNITURE EXQUISITE FURNITURE, Solid oak credenza (exc cond) 92” long, paneled doors & lined drawers. Hand carved bar stools. Romweber furniture.com & Jamestown furniture.com. 250-240-0132

APPLIANCES

WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE $$ CASH PAID $$ for NEWER FRIDGES, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS etc.

BELLEVUE RECONDITIONED APPLIANCES Sales & Service. FULL WARRANTY. Large Showroom

1040 BELLEVUE ROAD Parksville 250-248-8251

MEDICAL SUPPLIES MOBILITY SCOOTER- Shoprider Sovereign 4. Nearly new, charger and accessories included, $1150. Call 250-6495573 or 250-563-6937.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

LENOX CHINA - Full set for 16. Belvedere. 250-240-0132

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE BY OWNER CENTRAL French Creek area, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms plus bonus room! Quiet cul-de-sac. Call 250954-5352 to view today!

FRENCH CREEK lvl entry 3 bdrm up 1 bdrm self contained suite. Hardwood flrs, dbl garage. $420,000. 250-954-1511 HOMES For Sale By Owner. No Commission; just low cost advertising. Helping FSBO for over 12 years! Advertise on MLS from $399! www.bcislandhomes.com 1-866630-SOLD (7653)

PARKSVILLE, rancher 223 Evergreen St. $269,000. Updated 3 bdrm, 1-1/2 baths located on quiet dead end st, centre of town, newer 5 appls incl. Central vac, detached shop/garage. 250-248-0603

HOUSES FOR SALE GREATER VICTORIA area character 3 bdrm updated home, lrg flat yrd, bsmt suite, on dead end tree lined street. Could be excellent income property. Multi-family zoned. $675,000. 1-604-505-4957. No realtors please.

HANDYPERSONS

Garage Sales

OCEANSIDE HOUSE and home for repairs maintenance and pressure washing. Pete, (250)927-2641.

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WES-COAST YARDBIRDS Lawns, gardens, yard cleanup, large dump. Pressure washing, Irrigation. Tree Pruning, Topping, Removal. Please call 250-752-9444.

SMALL JOB Specialist. Experienced Contractor. At home or business. Small jobs a Specialty. Reasonable rates. Professional workmanship. Refs. Dave: 250-954-7877.

HAULING AND SALVAGE ALL TYPES of hauling. Small loads, garden waste, construction debris & junk. Ron 250757-2094 or 250-228-1320

HOME IMPROVEMENTS HOME Renovations. Decks, House Painting, 25 yrs exp. Call Ron at 250-757-9130. TODD THE BUILDER. Renos, plumbing. High end portfolio incl. dental offices; custom homes. Call 250-752-1121

IRRIGATION/SPRINKLER SYSTEMS OCEANSIDE IRRIGATION DOCTOR Specializing in Repairs Spring start-ups & Fall blowouts 250-954-0551 (Parksville) 250-741-0551 (Nanaimo)

LANDSCAPING Friendly in home Mac/PC support and lessons. Certified tech, 15 + years experience making technology approachable and easy to understand. All my work is guaranteed. Call

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GARAGE SALES DEEP BAY, 220 & 224 Hembrough Rd. Aug 6 (9-1). Neighbourhood Sale. Furniture, electronics & misc household goods DUNCAN, 1884 Martin Pl., Aug 5th (11-7), Aug 6th (9-5) & Aug 7th (11-4). Complete contents of THIS HIGH END Home on 2 acres Estate property. ALL ITEMS ARE OF SUEPRIOR QUALITY AND IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. Items include Gibbard Dining Rm suite, tea trolly, STERLING SILVERWARE, Royal Doulton Dishes, Moorcroft vases & other crystal. Living Rm furniture, maple kitchen table & chairs. King size bed & mattress, twin beds, office furniture, casual chairs white wicker, all kitchen equip. and many more items. DIRECTIONS: On the North side of Duncan is HERD RD, turn onto Herd go about 3.5 kms to Lakes Rd. Turn right to Stamps Rd, then right onto Martin Rd and left onto Martin Pl # 1884. DO NOT PARK IN DRIVEWAY PLEASE. Hosted by FINE POINT ANTIQUES & REMEMBER THAT ISLAND TRADER. More info. call Ken 250-9270500 or Wayne 250-5860115. Or -email kenmccloy@telus.net or finepoint_antiques@shaw.ca

GARAGE SALES GIANT CHURCH GARAGE SALE QUALICUM BEACH BAPTIST CHURCH 600 Beach Rd. (by the train station) Saturday August 6th from 8am-2pm Refreshments and More! Lots of stuff for everyone!

PARKSVILLE, 507 Wheeler Ave. Aug 6th (8-11). China cabinets, fridge, gas stove top, misc household & bric-a-brac. PARKSVILLE, 657 Soriel Rd. Aug 6th (8:30-1:30). No Earlybirds. Downsizing, more great stuff. PARKSVILLE 664 Ermineskin Ave.,8-2, furniture, fish tanks, books, lots to see.

PAINTING

ERRINGTON, 2100 Errington Rd. Aug 6th & 7th (9-2). Multiple family. Big & small items. Too many to list.

PARKSVILLE- 762 Ermineskin Ave, Sat, Aug 6, 8-12. Storage unit is finally empty! Final sale in series, each with new items. Push lawn mower, kitchen table, teak hutch, hockey cards, love seat, movies, costumes, motto ware pottery, coffee tables, foosball, air hockey, desks, white french provincial bedroom suite, sling box, more shelves, craft supplies, freezer, linens & bedding, curtains & hardware, vacuum, kitchen ware, sofa bed, W/D, filing cabinets, boys clothes, board games, toys. P.S. Constructionary Purchaser; we have your board.

A STROKE ABOVE Painting. Commercial & Residential. Interior/Exterior. WCB, liability insurance. All jobs warranted. See what we can do! Dave 250-248-0335, 250-240-2310.

PARKSVILLE, 574 Martindale Rd. Aug 6 & 7 (9-4). Rototiller & garden tools , sound equip., mirror, ball gown, books, art, jewellery & much more.

PARKSVILLE, #8-150 Corfield St N. (Golden Dawn Mobile home prk). Aug 6 (8-12). RV supplies, camping, recliner, lamps, & much more.

GB SERVICES. Your one stop Landscape Company. Design & installation. Decks - Fencing Walls - Pavers Water Features Irrigation. References. Senior Discounts. 250-390-3855.

MOVING & STORAGE 2 BURLEY MEN MOVING. $85/hr for 2 men (no before or after travel time charges on local moves. Please call Scott or Joshua, (250)951-0010.

GARAGE SALES PARKSVILLE, 83 Bridgewater Lane. Aug 6th (9-2). Household items, computer table, bar stools, air compressor, Hilti tri-pod, wrenches, misc tools, garden tools, pots, etc. & much more. PARKSVILLE, 874 Dickinson Way, Sat & Sun, Aug 6 & 7, 9am-2pm. Garage/Moving Sale. Many household items including tools and more. PARKSVILLE. SATURDAY, August 6, 9am-3pm. 756 Newcastle Ave. QUALICUM, 444 Mant Rd. Aug 6th (9-1). Household items, construction items & misc. QUALICUM, 899 Fairways Dr. Aug 6th (8-3). Moving, small/big items, leather couch, love seat, wine making equip., & rack, bar chairs, band saw, freezer, some kids stuff, etc. QUALICUM BEACH, 3298 West Island Hwy. Sat. August 6th, 9am - 2pm. Garden tools, household items, furniture, pictures, china & much more. Cancelled if raining. QUALICUM BEACH, 499 Mill Rd., Sat, Aug 6, 13 & 20, 8am12pm. (Ongoing Garage Sale). Everything must go! QUALICUM NORTH, 1685 Nahmint Rd., Sat & Sun, Aug. 6 & 7, 8:30am-4:00pm. Moving Sale. Everything must go. Rain or shine. QUALICUM. SATURDAY, Aug. 6, 9am-1pm. Antique furniture (Vilas), bdrm & living rm furniture, tools, table saw, kitchen accessories, collector plates & more! 691 Arbutus St.


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REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

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HOUSES FOR SALE

APARTMENT/CONDO

MOBILE HOMES & PADS

HOMES FOR RENT

HOMES FOR RENT

SHARED ACCOMMODATION

SUITES, UPPER

297 HIRST- 2 bdrms, 2 bath $1200. Ardent Properties, (250)753-0881. www.ardentproperties.com

2 BDRM Mobile, 3 min. from Parksville. $700./mo. Refs req’d. No W/D hookup or yard. Available Sept 1. Kathy 250-951-9886.

PARKSVILLE: 3 bdrm well maint rancher, newly painted, quiet street, gas fireplace, 5 appls, fenced yard. $1200/mo, incls water & sewer. Avail now. Call 1-604-986-3877.

ROYAL LEPAGE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 250-752-6926 please refer to our website: www.parksvillerealestate.com to view our rental properties

DASHWOOD. SMALL Suite on private, quiet acreage. NS/NP. Utils & wireless internet incld. Furnished or not. Partial water view. $650./mo. (250)951-2706.

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PARKSVILLE - Small rancher, 2 bdrm, 1bath, garage attached. Large yard, close to beach/mall. Small pet considered. N/S. Avail Sept. 15. $875 + utils. 250-586-6010.

QUALICUM CONDO, Curious? A widow perhaps? Only minimal cost to you, so save & invest. I have ample space, but really need some help (for kitchen & kitchen garden) because of impaired vision. This is an opportunity for shared partnership in the adventure for living. Call Glenn @ 250752-3327

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TRANSPORTATION

MINI STORAGE. Large 10x12 ft. units $60. Short or long term. Immed. (250)248-2295.

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ERRINGTON 1 BDRM Apt, priv entrance, no pets. $585 hydro incld. 250-954-0535.

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MORTGAGES Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1888-685-6181 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca PRIVATE MORTGAGE Lender. Funding smaller 2nd, 3rd, & also short term mortgages. No fees! Please call George 604-736-6914 (Anytime) or grpacific@telus.net. Courtesy to agents.

RECREATIONAL PROPERTY RARE OPPORTUNITY: waterfront property on beautiful Jim Lake, 0.83-acre with 360 sq ft insulated cabin, located near Green Lake/Watch Lake. Rare privacy, only three lots on the lake, good fishing for rainbows to 10 lbs, nice swimming, surrounded by crown land. Great trails for hiking, ATV and snowmobile. Seasonal 10-km back road access in 4x4 or pick-up. FSBO. $230,000. 250-395-0599. (Please see bchomesforsale.com/70mile/frank.)

ERRINGTON- 2 BDRM, 2 bath, $1000/mo inclds full statelite, 6 appls, Pets ok. Refs req’d. (250)228-2055.

PARKSVILLE- EXTRA lrg, bright 2 bdrm, D/W, W/D, quiet complex. Near schools, beach, dwntwn & on bus route. Now or Sept. 1st, $800 + mo. Call 250-248-8592.

FRENCH CREEK- bright older 2 bdrm, open concept, 2 decks, laundry, lrg yard, RV parking, shed, $600+ utils. Qualicum Bay- bright older 2 bdrm+ den, 2 decks, laundry, lrg yrd, RV parking, shed, $600+ utils. Might consider pets, children welcome. Call or text to view Tuesday, Aug 2, evenings. 1-(778)999-6127.

QUALICUM WATERFRONT, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 55+ condo, underground prkg, hot tub, exercise room, BBQ, F/P, 5 appls, $1100. Avail now. Call 250752-0101 or 250-951-6213. RATHTREVOR Beachfront luxury furnished 3 bdrm condo, 2 bath, Sept 18 - May, 2012. $1300. 1-604-929-6905.

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL INDUSTRIAL/ RETAIL bays. Overhead doors, ample parking. Immediate. (250)248-2295

COTTAGES COOMBS, 1 bdrm reno’d cottage, F/S, W/D, 9-1015 Virginia Rd., avail immed, $650 + utils, call 250-248-2285.

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES QUALICUM BEACH: Cozy clean 2bdrm suite in duplex. Mins from QB, country setting. $750/mo. Avail Aug. 1st. Call (250)752-6098, (250)954-8847

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255 HIRST- 2 bdrms, $925. Ardent Properties. (250)7530881. www.ardent properties.com

FRENCH CREEK- waterfront, 3 bdrms, 2 bath, lovely older home. Lease available. $1700. 250-334-3126, 1-604-3291595. LRG 2 bdrm, 2 bath house on shared acreage, w/office, new sundeck, f/s, w/d & wood stove. N/S, N/P. $1000./mo. Avail immed. 250-248-8107 MODERN 2-BDRM Beachfront. Furnished, 5 appls, gas F/P. NS/NP. $1000./mo + hydro. Sept. 1 - June 30, 2012. (250)752-4153, Qualicum. PARKSVILLE, 1 bdrm + den, rural main flr character home. FP/porch/laundry. NS,NP, 55+ single. $750 250-248-9648 PARKSVILLE 3BDRM newly reno’d, walk to town & schools, $1300 incls utils. NS/NP, avail now, call (250)468-2000.

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PROPERTY MANAGEMENT GROUP Ron Limer, Managing Broker Valerie Lambert, Property Manager Rentals from Nanoose to Qualicum Beach For current rental properties please visit our website: www.remax-first-bc.ca 250-248-1071 tf 1-888-243-1071 propmgmt@re max-first-bc.ca #21 - 826 West Island Parksville, BC, V9P 2B7.

OFFICE COMPLEX. 162 sq.ft. Washrooms, kitchen, parking. Immediate. (250)248-2295.

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PARKSVILLE AREA- RV pad. Wooded site. $425/mo, includes utils. Available now. 250-228-4097. WHISKEY CREEK. RV Pad on spacious private lot. $350/mo + hydro. Available immed. Call 250-752-0448.

QUALICUM BAY- Cozy, 2 bdrm, 1500sq ft home. Hardwood & tile floors, nice garden, lrg deck, W/D, F/S. NS/NP. Avail Sept 1. $1000+ utils. 250-757-9698, 250-240-6202.

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QUALICUM PATIO home in quality 55+ complex, 1 bdrm, 4 appls, garage, N/S, N/P, very convenient location, $785 mo, 250-649-5573, 250-563-6937.

MORE SPACE FOR LESS Storage Containers Currently available: 8’ x 20’ $105. + taxes. Open storage for RVs, cars, boats, trailers: $40. + taxes for first 20’ $2 each additional foot.

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COOMBS: LONG term RV site, avail. Sept. 1st. Small adult oriented park. Includes deck & storage shed, $375./mo includes cable. Metered hydro. (250)586-1372.

QUALICUM, 2 bdrm patio home, single car garage, gas F/P, 5 appls, private backyard, N/P, N/S, avail immed, $1200 mo, 250-752-2903.

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AVAIL. Sept. 15th - 2600 sqft - 2 sty home in Eaglecrest, on golf c. & ocean views - 4 bdr, 3 bth, fmly rm, wood stve/elect, 5 appl. Dble gar, NS. NP. Ref’s req. $1,650 /mth. util. Call Lanny 250 937 9474

COMMERCIAL UNIT FOR LEASE Downtown Qualicum Beach Professional or Retail With good exposure

NANOOSE Bay/Beachcomber furnished one bedroom ground level suite. Includes Utilities. NS/NP. $875 250-468-7574

1-BDRM SUITE in “The Gardens”, Qualicum Beach. (250)752-2343. EMERALD ESTATES 1 bdrm, walk in shower, hydro & housekeeping incl. Meal plan avail. $1100./mo. Call 250390-2991

SUITES, LOWER COLUMBIA BEACH: Brand new level entry 1 bdrm, separate entrance, (4) new appls, $750 inclds utils. NS/NP. Avail Aug. 15. (250)752-1828. MODERN level entry 1 bdrm suite, walk to town, private fenced yard, separate entrance/parking. w/d, N/S, N/P, suitable for mature individual or couple. $850./mo. Ref’s a must. Avail Sept 1st. 250-9547088 or 250-228-0843. QUALICUM BEACH. bright, 1 bdrm, 900 sq ft, grd level suite, on acreage, 15 mins north of Village, w/d, n/s, n/p, $550/mo. Avail Sept. 1, (250)752-9776.

SUITES, UPPER ERRINGTON, PRIVATE bach suite, incls heat/hydro, cable, N/S, N/P, $575 mo, avail Sept. 1st, call 250-248-2101.

AUTO SERVICES MOBILE MECHANIC serving the North Island. Affordable Rates. Peter, 250-895-9670.

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PARKVILLE. 2-BDRM cottage on acreage, avail immediately. & 3-bdrm house, Englishman River area. (250)228-3177.

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Jenn Lawrenuk, in front, battles the pack Sunday night. JAMES CLARKE PHOTO

Siblings race among the Hornets

By JAMES CLARKE PQ NEWS SPORTS The BC Premier Baseball League released the names of this year’s award winners this week, and Parksville’s Quality Foods Royals capped off their best season in club history with a duffle bag full of accolades. Deep Bay senior shortstop Kevin Biro picked up a team record three individual awards including League Most Valuable Players and a Gold Glove for his out-fielding to go along with three statistical batting titles; and the Royals were named the BC Premier Baseball League’s Organization of the Year, and that’s just for starters. Junior National team southpaw and Royals’ ace, Clayton Isherwood, who locked up the award for the lowest Earned Run Average in the league this year at 0.79, was named the BCPBL’s Rookie Of The Year last year, “and that’s the only other time we’ve a had a player win an individual award,” Royals’ skipper Dave Wallace confirmed. SEE

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Melissa Ross has been selected to the Canadian National Team that will be competing at the 2011 World JAMES CLARKE PHOTO Mountain Running Championships in Albania in September.

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Deep Bay’s Kevin Biro won a Gold Glove and MVP award in the BCPBL this season. FILE PHOTO

t was only a matter of time — and her time came out of left field. Local runner Melissa Ross has been rewarded with her first international assignment, being named to the Canadian National Team bound for the 2011 World Mountain Running Championships in Albania.

Canada will be taking a team of 10 runners (six men and four women) to the 27th annual running of the WMRCs, which will be played out September 11 in Dajti National Park, situated 26 km east of the capital city of Tirana (pop. 800,000). The park, which encompasses 29,216 hectares, includes the Dajti Mountain (1353m), site of the championships. The course is 4.49 kms in

length and climbs 281 metres. “I have to do two loops,” Ross, 27, said as easily as if she was talking about a walk along the seawall. “I’m really excited. I wasn’t really expecting it (to make the team). I’ve done cross-country, I made it to the nationals last year, so yeah, I have that under my belt, but it’s not like mountain running ... that’s a lot more challenging.” SEE

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Saratoga Speedway owner/ operator Paul Hargrave pulled out all stops last weekend and helped keep his track on the map with two full nights of ground pounding action. The weather held out and the old wooden bleachers were packed both nights — Saturday had fireworks to mark the midway point of Saratoga’s 30th season, and the Monster Trucks were huge both nights. There were three racing classes Sunday. There were 18 cars in the Crash to Pass, and Qualicum Beach’s racing siblings — Kevin and Jenn Lawrenuk — blasted around the paved, D-shaped oval showing great driving skills in the Hornet Class. Kevin came second and Jenn was fourth in the Hornet main event Saturday. On Sunday, Kevin was fourth and Jenn seventh in the main. Kevin, 16, and in his fourth season racing at Saratoga, was awarded the Mid-Season championship for leading the Hornet Class points standings. The racing siblings aren’t the only ones tearing up the track this season. Parksville’s Charlie Ackerman, who is leading the points standing in Bomber Class, finished first in the Bomber Dash Saturday, and carved out second in Sunday’s thrilling main event.

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Kevin, 17, the youngest of three Biro brothers to come up through the Royals’ program, will be attending the University of B.C. in the fall. Kevin went out with a bang and helped raise the bar for those Royals. One of his most outstanding games was against the Nanaimo Pirates back on July 2 when he had two home runs for six runs batted-in. This year’s Royals squad set a high water mark for the club finishing 3rd in the regular season standings at 28-20 and hosting their first ever playoff series. “Outstanding ... everything Kevin did he did well this year,” said his coach, adding “he’s been recognized for his work. The awards are great, but it’s his leadership, his enthusiasm for the game and his team approach to everything that’s even better.” The All-Conference awards are voted on by the coaches. This is the fifth time the Parksville Royals have won the Organization of the Year Award since its inception in 2002. The other years were 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2008. No other team has won the award more than once. “This award is a credit to all the numerous volunteers within the Royals organization and their dedication to baseball within the league and the province,” said Wallace, adding, “we have always been fortunate to have extremely supportive parents who contribute invaluable amounts of time to make our team one that is well respected throughout the province.” Clyde Inouye (Royals co-founder and GM from 1995-2009) and current GM Scott Rodway, said Wallace, “deserve a lot of recognition for the hard work, time, and commitment to baseball not just in our community but on behalf of the PBL as well.” DIAMOND BITS The Langley Blaze — who defeated the Royals in this year’s playoffs — beat the Coquitlam Reds to clinch the BCPBL Championships.

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Wearing the Canadian uniform a dream for Ross “From what I can see it looks to be very undulating ... basically big hill upon big hill.” A longtime member of the Oceanside Running Club, Ross competed for Team BC at the Canadian Cross Country Championships in 2010 and helped the women’s team to a silver medal. In April she was the fourth-fastest Canadian woman at the Times Colonist 10K, crossing over with a personal best time of 36.23. According to Ross, the road to Albania only started a few weeks ago when a member of the national team told her personal coach Craig Odermatt out of Victoria to suggest she apply for the at-large spot for the Canadian Mountain Running Team. “I applied about a week ago, not really expecting too much, but a couple of days ago I got an

e-mail saying that I have qualified (to be on Team Canada and compete at the WMRC’s in Albania) ... I’m so excited.” On representing the red and white in the outbacks of Albania — the World Mountain Running Championships will feature over 600 athletes from 50 different countries — Ross said, “I’m just hoping to have good form, stay strong up the hill and take it one hill at a time. “I’ve never been overseas before so that’s a big excitement for me, and then just wearing the Team Canada uniform ... it’s always been a dream of mine, so I’m pretty excited.” The next few weeks will see a change of scenery for Ross as she goes off-road and takes to hills and trails in preparation for Albania. She started her new regime off this week running the Island race series’

Gut Buster 6K trail on the around Westwood Lake and then up into the hills. She’s also talking about running the Hammerfest Course “and also Little Mountain.” She said she knows a little bit about the rugged sport “but a couple friends of mine do mountain running so I’ve been following it a bit. It’s definitely a new and exciting experience for sure. I’m really looking forward to it, and who knows, if I take to it maybe I’ll go further with it.” Albania is situated close to the same latitude so the weather there will be similar to here. “The main climb is up and over the mountain, undulating up and down, so it’s going to be hills on top of hills. It’s not the type of race you want to run fast, it’s more about maintaining good form and staying strong, strength is

key, and having good footing.” Adrian Lambert, president of the Canadian Trail and Mountain Running Association (CTMRA, est. 2000), shed some light on the sport and on Ross’ selection to the team. Lambert, from Edmonton, explained the top five men and top three women from the Canadian Mountain Running Championships, held in Canmore, AB. July 9, were selected to the National team, which was rounded out with one more man and one more woman that were not in Canmore. Asked how he came to hear about Ross, Lambert said national team member Christopher Swanson knew that she was a fast runner, a strong runner. “She’s a very strong runner. I’m excited to see how she does.” At the World Championships the top four

men and the top three women score for the team. Team Canada convenes in Albania on Sept. 8. Longtime ORCA and past-president Rhys Harrison said the WMRCs aren’t just any old meet. “This is a huge deal, and Melissa has really come a long way with her running in recent years,” said Rhys. “First the Canadian Cross Country Running Nationals, and now this. She trains very hard and is very disciplined, and deserves the attention and recognition she is getting.” “I am absolutely thrilled,” she said, adding, “it looks like I would have everything covered for the trip except for the flight over there, which is pretty pricey ...” To that end, anyone in a position to help Ross cover the cost of competing can call her at 250-954-5330. sports@pqbnews.com

Memorial Golf Club ladies host their six-six-six event QUALICUM BEACH — From the desk of Kathy Lennox comes word a field of 39 turned out at Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Club recently for the Ladies 18 Hole club’s ‘six-sixsix’ event — six holes best ball, six holes scramble, and six holes alternate shot. “This was a very fun, delightful format,” said Lennox,

adding, “it made for very relaxing golf, especially with the summer sun and light breezes.” The big winners were Nancy Carter and Sara Smith “with an amazing 80 gross” (last year’s best was 90). Karen Carignan and Kathy Phelps were right behind at 84, and Mikey Aylesworth and Joyce Hope

tied with Maureen Adams and Kathy Lennox with 87. Hole #1 and #10 was a lucky hole for chip-ins for Ann Lajoie, Maureen Adams and Pat Chern. Sharing the rewards with chipins of their own were Kathy Phelps on Hole #4, Mikey Aylesworth (#7), and Nancy Carter (#15). — James Clarke

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