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Christmas spirit alive and well No shortage of festive fun on Semiahmoo Peninsula this year
ith less than a month to go before the big day, many Peninsula residents are shifting into high gear in order to get their Christmas shopping and errand-running done over the next few weeks. It’s important to remember, however, that the holiday season is about celebrating with friends and family, and taking time out of our busy schedules to enjoy the special moments. As always, there are plenty of great opportunities to enjoy the festive season around White Rock and South Surrey. Here’s a roundup of some of the holiday events taking place over the next month that are sure to get you in the Christmas spirit:
Breakfast With Santa A Peninsula tradition for those young and old, the White Rock Fireﬁghter’s Breakfast with Santa takes place on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Adults and children alike are invited to the White Rock Fire Hall, 15315 Paciﬁc Ave., where ﬁreﬁghters will be on hand serving up some of their delicious pancakes, bacon and sausage as well as coffee and juice. Kids can have their pictures taken with the big man in red, and will also have a chance to meet ﬁreﬁghters and get an up-close look at the ﬁre trucks. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for kids, and all the proceeds go towards the Peace Arch News Stocking Fund and the B.C. Professional Fireﬁghter Burn Fund.
Santa’s Parade of Lights Now in its seventh year, this family favourite takes place Sunday, Dec. 4 at 5:30 p.m., running from the Cloverdale Fairgrounds to town centre. The parade will feature ﬂoats, marching bands, antique vehicles and horses, plus an amazing lighted truck parade. Donations will be collected for the Surrey Food Bank and the Surrey Christmas Bureau.
White Rock Farmers Market Though the market’s popular summer season is a thing of the past for this year, local producers and artisans will return for a special winter market on Sunday Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kent Street Activity Centre, 1475 Kent St. It’s a great opportunity to stock up on goodies for the holiday season as well as picking up some unique gifts, all while supporting local merchants. Visit www.whiterockfarmersmarket.ca for more information.
Semiahmoo Shopping Centre Besides being a great place to get Christmas shopping done, Semiahmoo Shopping Centre also has a host of holiday events lined up for the little ones this year. While Santa has already arrived at his specially designed Enchanted Garden, there is still plenty of opportunity to visit the big man in red. Visits take place daily to Dec. 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (on evenings that the mall is open late). Everyone who visits Santa will get a special Christmas apple from his friends at PriceSmart Foods. When he’s not busy meeting all the boys and
Santa Claus visits with his pal, The Cat in the Hat, at the big man in red's Enchanted Garden at Semiahmoo Shopping Centre last year. The popular Dr. Seuss character is set to return to the mall for a visit Dec. 10. girls who stop by to say 'hi,' Santa will also be on-hand for special Christmas Storytime at his Enchanted Garden. Join him at 10 a.m. Nov. 30, Dec. 5, 7, 12 and 15, or for a special pyjama storytime at 7 p.m. on Dec. 7, 12 or 14. The mall will also be hosting a free craft workshop on Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the food court for kids who’d like to make a beaded candy cane ornament. The Kid Lit Club welcomes special guest, The Cat in the Hat Dec. 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in
the food court. And back by popular demand is the Christmas choir program, sponsored by Peace Arch News. Talented youngsters from around the community will be taking the stage to perform some holiday favourites, scheduled as follows: Southridge Junior School, Dec. 5, 1:30 p.m.; Ray Shepherd Elementary, Dec. 9, 10:30 a.m.; Semiahmoo Trail Elementary, Dec. 9, 1 p.m.; Todd Brewer School of Music, Dec. 17, noon and 2 p.m. see page 4
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additional evening performances on Dec. 20 and 26 at 8 p.m. Visit www.whiterockplayers.ca or call 604-536-7535 for more info.
Historic Stewart Farm Historic Stewart Farm invites you to enter the magical world of an old-fashioned Christmas, with a special open house Saturday, Dec. 10 from noon to 4 p.m. The charming old farmhouse will be decorated specially for the occasion, and guests can make holiday crafts and sample woodstove-baked treats and hot apple cider. Entrance to the event, located at 13723 Crescent Rd., is by donation and all ages are welcome. For more information, call 604-5926956.
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South Surrey Rec Centre Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for a special pancake breakfast Saturday, Dec. 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the South Surrey Recreation Centre. This ever-popular, fun-ﬁlled morning of crafts, music and games is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of South Surrey. Pre-registration is required, and cost is $11.50 per adult and $10 per child. Call 604501-5100 for more info.
Heading out to see some of the Peninsula's best-lit homes – like this one from last year on North Bluff Road – is a fun and inexpensive family holiday activity. 62 Ave.), Friday, Dec. 2 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The free festivities will include a family dance, refreshments and fun activities for children.
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Players Club presents its Christmas pantomime, Mother Goose. Written by the Brothers Dimm and directed by Dave Baron, this production is sure to entertain audiences of all ages. Mother Goose runs nightly Wednesday to Saturday until Dec. 23 at 8 p.m., with matinees Dec. 4, 11, 18 and 26 at 2:30 p.m. and
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Presented by the Royal Canadian Theatre Company, the legend of King Arthur gets a makeover in this “magical, sparkling and hilarious” musical panto version of the well-loved tale. Suitable for the whole family, Sword in the Stone – directed by Ellie King – is on stage at Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88 Ave, Dec. 15-31 with evening performances at 7 p.m. and matinees at 3 p.m. Tickets available by calling 604501-5566 or visiting www.arts. surrey.ca For speciﬁc dates and showtimes, visit www.rctheatreco.com
Gospel Blues Christmas Blues artist John Lee Sanders and his ﬁve-piece band, along with Sibel Thrasher, are set to perform Dec. 16, 8 p.m. at First United Church. Presented by Peninsula Productions, tickets ($25) are available at Tapestry Music or First United Church. Visit www.peninsulaproductions. org for more info.
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Peter Bose and son, Liam (born at Peace Arch Hospital) enjoy a day of tobogganing at Redwood Park. Image courtesy of Peace Arch News
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Volunteering: the greatest gift of all Community groups looking for people to lend a hand this season
ll too often this time of year, the word 'giving' conjures up visions of busy shopping malls, piles of wrapping paper and maxed out credit cards. While it feels good to be able to give presents to those we love, a gift many people never think to give is the gift of volunteering. Year after year, several organizations on the Semiahamoo Peninsula reach out to the public for assistance, including a call for volunteers, donations or non-perishable food items. Here are just a few of the groups in our generous community that could use an extra helping hand this holiday season:
Sources Food Bank Christmas is a time to spend with friends and family, eating good food and sharing gifts, but for many on the Semiahmoo Peninsula who do not have the luxury of a home or even regular meals, the holidays can be increasingly difﬁcult. This year, make it easy to be on St. Nicholas’ nice list and give back to the community – whether it’s a food donation or simply donating time, there are so many ways to make someone’s Christmas a little bit better. Sources White Rock/South Surrey Food Bank will be looking for volunteers to help ﬁll its staff during extended hours. Starting Dec. 1, the food bank will be open six days a week Peace Arch Hospital and will require 50 volunteers to help the 70 The Peace Arch Hospital is a community hub current volunteers with weighing, organizing and on the Semiahmoo Peninsula, helping countless collecting food. residents during their most difﬁcult times. For According to Sources employee Jaye Murray, those who want to give back to the foundation, the opportunity to work with the community to there are a number of different ways to do so. give back to the people who need it the most, One way that some may want to consider is has an added bonus. through donating securities, said foundation “You get to see the generosity of the employee Febe Galvez-Voth. community,” said Murray, adding that the time of In 2006, changes to the federal tax code year allows for more volunteers than the regular provided tax incentives for gifts of securities by season. “People come back eliminating taxable capital gains every year to volunteer, so they on publicly traded stocks, bonds ❝You get to see obviously enjoy it.” and mutual funds. A share transfer For those who cannot volunteer the generosity of form is available from the Peace this year, donating food items Hospital and Community is a big help. Sources provides the community. Arch Health Foundation’s website recipients with enough food for People come back (www.peacearchhospital.com) two days per week, making it and can be sent to the investment imperative that the food is as every year advisor who arranges the transfer. nutritious as possible, as many Theo Miller has been donating to volunteer...❞ securities people living on a low income to the foundation do not have access to enough Jaye Murray since 2006. She said she holds nutritious foods to meet their Sources Community Resource Centre the hospital very close to her health needs. heart after their care and support Foods that are required include: when her late husband of 65 years, Mike was • Canned protein such as tuna, salmon, sardines diagnosed with dementia. and chicken “It was a loving environment,” Miller said. “The • Peanut butter with no added sugar nurses were extraordinary, they took such good • Milk powder care of Mike. He would sing to them and they • Brown rice loved him.” • Whole grain pasta The foundation is also asking for monetary • Pasta sauces donations to help aid in purchasing medical • Oatmeal with no sugar added, whole ﬂakes equipment include three pneumatic retraction are preferred arms ($55,000) for the surgical unit; a paediatric • Legumes such as lentils and other beans with colonoscope ($34,000) for the surgical outpatient no sugar added unit and a handheld ultrasound ($7,500) for the • Canned vegetables emergency department. In total, the foundation • Canned fruit and juices with no added sugar aims to raise $600,000 this year for medical • Oil, preferably olive oil equipment. • Fresh fruit and vegetables. Donations can also be given online, in person
Top, volunteers at the White Rock/South Surrey Hospice thrift store sort through donations. Above, Theo Miller is one of many local residents who donates securities to the PAH Foundation. or mailed. Those interested in volunteering can also begin the application process online. For more information on how to help, go to http://www.peacearchhospital.com/
Hospice Society The White Rock/South Surrey Hospice thrift store is looking for volunteers during the busy holiday season. Many of the regular volunteers are away with family and travel commitments this time of year, opening up a gap that needs see page 11
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Local businesses on board with giving back from page 10 to be ﬁlled in the store. There is a selection of positions available and all require a minimum of one four-hour shift per week and regular attendance for one year. Volunteers are needed to: • Receive, sort and price goods in the stock room • Work with customers and reﬁll shelves and racks • Create a welcoming environment for customers • Craft attractive displays and ensure there is always a great selection of quality merchandise • Help as cashiers (related experience is preferred) Those who are unable to help out in the store this year can donate to the hospice society, as well. For more information about volunteering, call Ann at the store 604-538-7600. To donate go to www.whiterockhospice.org/ make-a-gift-today
Breast Cancer Fundraiser Though still several months away, Merv Sandrel and business partner Tim Everson are already gearing up for their third annual Mother’s Day fundraiser, “Going to Bat” for breast cancer research. The two men, who own Ball Park Sports, 103-18651 52 Ave., came up with the idea for the event as a way to teach kids how to give back to the community at a young age. Partnering with Nicola Romaniuk from the
Canadian Cancer Society and the Lower Mainland Baseball Association, Sandrel and Everson came up with the idea for local baseball teams to use pink wooden bats during the week of Mother’s Day. To date, the event has raised more nearly $8,000. Despite the success enjoyed in the past, Sandrel and Everson still require community support and are asking any minor sports associations to contact them to join the fundraiser. Anyone interested in donating or volunteering can contact them at 604-576-7865.
Forest of Light The local business community is also gearing up for the giving spirit of the holiday season. The Shops at Morgan Crossing is giving back to residents and community partners with their Forest of Light tree displays; the unveiling is on Dec. 1 from 6-9 p.m. Nearly 20 trees will be up to view in all their splendor at 15765 Croydon Dr. “Throughout the year, we have worked closely with community partners in helping them raise funds for their organizations, providing space for their fundraising activities and promoting their ventures in hopes to increase donations and participation in their events,” said Caylen Baker, a marketing assistant with Morgan Crossing. The festival will also include pictures with Santa, holiday train rides, story telling, crafts, live entertainment and goodies. For more information on the festival and other Contributed photo events from Morgan Crossing, go to www. The Shops at Morgan Crossing are gearing up for the theshopsatmorgancrossing.com/event unveiling of the Forest of Light, Dec. 1 from 6-9 p.m.
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he use of lights to create a festive ambience at Christmas time dates back hundreds of year, to the mid 17th century, when small candles were glued to trees or attached to branches by pins. It wasn’t until the late 1800s that electricpowered Christmas lights were ﬁrst used, at the time, coined “fairy lights.” It’s safe to say, the technology associated with Christmas lights – as well as the variety of sizes, shapes and colours – has come a long way over the past few centuries. Nowadays, the most popular types of Christmas lights to be found are LED strings, replacing the ﬁlament light bulbs that we’ve used over the past few decades. LED use less than 10 per cent of the electricity consumed by the old ﬁlament bulbs and can save a bundle on your electricity bill – they also
stay cooler than traditional lights, which makes them a safer bet for use on a real tree or near ornaments. Canadian Tire at South Point has a huge variety of both indoor and outdoor LED light sets, as well as all the accessories you’ll need for clipping, hanging and testing out your light display. One popular choice at Canadian Tire is the NOMA LED Rope Light, which is safe for indoor and outdoor use. Available in red, yellow, green, blue and white, this ninefoot rope of lights provides up to 200,000 hours of bulb life, and looks great wrapped around columns on a front porch or lining a walkway leading up to a house. Over at Art Knapp Plantland on King George Boulevard, the decorating gurus have set up an entire corner of the store to display the huge range of lights and accessories they have available this holiday season. The Starlight Spheres are sure to be a popular decor item; available in six colours, these luminous balls of mini-lights create a stunning glow, and are perfect for hanging from a porch or tree either indoors or out. Art Knapp also has a large array of everpopular snowglobes, ranging from the more traditional snowman or santa globes, to unique, brightly coloured rocket-shaped globes. You can also add a little holiday sparkle to a vase or potted planter with LED lighted see page 16
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Art Knapp Plantland has a wide array of lighting possibilities on display, including unique Starlight Spheres (left).
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from page 14 branches, which are 30-inches long, run on battery power and add just the right amount of brightness to any room. The team over at Potters – with several locations on the Peninsula, including their well-known Christmas Store on 192 Street – is also gearing up for a merry and bright holiday season with plenty of unique lighting items. New to the store this year, and expected to be a hot-ticket item, are tiny button lights that come in six different colours and shine four times brighter than regular LEDs. You’ll also want to check out the LED ﬂameless candles at Potters – these candles have an internal timer, so you simply turn it on the ﬁrst time, the lifelike ﬂicker will turn off after ﬁve hours, and it will turn on automatically at the same time the next day. Earlier this month, the staff at Potters put the ﬁnishing touches on their computerized light show at their Christmas store. The show is set to run nightly from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. until Christmas Eve, and visitors can tune into 105.5 FM on their car stereo to listen to the music that accompanies the light show. More info can be found online at www.pottersonline.ca When it comes to using lights in or outside of your home, safety is of the utmost importance, from the initial set up throughout the holiday season. The following safety tips are courtesy of BC Hydro and, when followed, will help ensure a safe and problem-free holiday season: • Use Canadian Standards Association (CSA)-approved lights, cords, plugs and sockets that are
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he Semiahmoo Peninsula has long been a community with a thriving arts scene, with no shortage of talented visual artists, musicians and theatre companies to keep its residents entertained all year-round. For those holiday shoppers who have an art-lover on their list this year, there are plenty of options of what to put under the Christmas tree. At White Rock Art Gallery on Johnston Road, you can ﬁnd an impressive range of oil and acrylic paintings, charcoal drawings, sculptures and ceramics by artists from the Peninsula and beyond. Gallery owner Dennie Segnitz has singled out a few select artists and pieces she thinks would make a wonderful addition to an art-lover's collection this Christmas. Ceramic artist Bill Boyd's crystalline glazed piece "Bowl," priced at $110 is one of several of his works. Boyd is gaining international recognition with his mesmerizing crystalline glazes he achieves on his stoneware. For something to hang on the wall, Claudette Castonguay's bright
Claudette Castonguay's "Justin" is one of many pieces available this holiday season at White Rock Art Gallery. painting, "Justin," (unframed, $380; framed, $490), is a perfect example of the artist's ability to convey spontaneity, sensitivity and humour in her work, which ranges from scenes of children playing, coastal beach scenes and country gardens and markets. If you're looking for an art-related gift for a music or movie buff on see page 24
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The White Rock Players Club has numerous plays throughout the year, including its annual pantomime. Dave Baron and written by The Brothers Dimm. The club has an exciting lineup for the new year as well, including the Norm Foster comedy Drinking Alone, about a nuclear family on the verge of meltdown. When spring rolls around, the club will take a slightly more serious turn with the
classic drama The Lion in Winter, by James Goldman. Rounding out the season will be one of Ken Ludwig's popular farces, Lend Me a Tenor following backstage chaos at an opera company in the 1930s. To ﬁnd out how to put theatre tickets under the tree, visit www. whiterockplayers.ca or call 604-536-7535.
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Phil Lipton, owner of Crescent Beach Toys on Beecher Street, has fun and unique gift ideas for kids of all ages – including kids of the grown-up variety. For boys who are a little older, Phil recommends the R/C Gecko a hugely popular gravity-defying remote controlled car. You won't believe your eyes when you see this car speed up walls and across ceilings – similar to its namesake, the gecko – an amazing feat made possible by high-speed fans that create a powerful suction force.
And because race cars are a great bet for boys and girls alike, Phil also suggests Marble Racers. Similar to the ever-popular hot wheels, these clear plastic cars come with a builtin marble that lights up and spins when the car is tapped. Each car comes with a set of stickers for decoration and a glow-in-the-dark track set is also
available. A new line of eco-friendly items has also recently arrived at Crescent Beach Toys from a Thailand-based company called Wonder World. Made of 70 per cent recycled rubber tree, there's a wide variety of wood games, kitchens, puzzles, trucks and dollhouse items available. Also preparing for the hustle and bustle of a busy Christmas season is Sandy Smith and the team at Cotton 'N' Crayon Children's Wear and Toys in Ocean Park. According to Sandy, over the past few years they have seen a huge surge in popularity of puzzles and games with everyone from young children to adults. Cotton 'N' Crayon has a great selection of puzzles, including the Cobble see page 29
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At Cotton 'N' Crayon Children's Wear and Toys, puzzles, games and cars are hot items this season, as well as the always popular Calico Critters (below).
Engaging creativity from page 28 Hill Christmas puzzle and the Ravensburger Christmas puzzle. In the world of imagination play toys, Calico Critters are yet again among the most popular choices. These small, soft and adorable woodland creatures are available in a variety of different animals – including rabbits, squirrels and cats – and can be paired with dollhouses and furnishings to appeal to a young one's imaginative side. A new building toy that Sandy recommends this year is called Zoob, made up of various bright pieces that can snap, click and pop together in a variety of different ways. Zoob pieces come in different quantity sizes, and there are also special Zoob creations, including a Zoob Bot, Zoob Alien Creature and Zoob Dude. Another popular item, for dads as well as their kids, is Automoblox, the classic wooden car that's been 'reinvented' with a mix of modern design and old-fashioned values. Many of the vehicles' parts are interchangeable, and come in a variety of styles, colours and designs. And always a safe bet for kids of all ages are arts and crafts. Cotton 'N' Crayon carries a number of great Melissa and Doug brand craft toys, and they also have a huge variety of non-structured art products, including colour pads, paints, crayons and smencils (smelly pencils made of recycled newspapers). At Alice Toys in Semiahmoo
Shopping Centre, manager Evelina Bobrov says one of their best-selling items – popular not just for kids but adults, too – are Perfect Petz. Plush, life-like cats and dogs sleep and breathe just like real pets. These adorable furry friends provide the experience of real pet ownership without all the hassle and expense. For babies and toddlers ages zero to 36 months, Alice Toys carries a popular line of plush toys called Lilliputiens. Created in Belgium, these brights critters are all hypoallergenic and certiﬁed to meet European quality standards. An educational option for kids as young as two, Evelina recommends Quercetti, a mosaic puzzle that helps develop hand-eye coordination and ﬁnd motor skills as well as encourage creative thinking. Bruder trucks, made in Germany of tough, phthalate-free plastic are a great choice for kids over two, and include an incredibly realistic snow plow with reﬁllable sand tank and on/off lever. For inquisitive kids who are a little older, Alice Toys has an interactive world map, that includes 1,000 fun facts and questions about countries around the globe. And for the tough-tobuy-for tween crowd, Evelina suggests Pawparazzi – plush pets living big celebrity lives. These collectable pets, play sets and accessories each come with their own celebrity personality promoted in a gossip magazine or website created just for these popular critters.
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Gifts for the great outdoors T
here’s no question we live in one of the most beautiful parts of the country, with endless opportunities for enjoying the great outdoors. And although we may be entering the season of cold, wet weather here on the West Coast, that’s not enough to stop many outdoor enthusiasts from enjoying nature’s playground in their own backyard. If you have one of these rambunctious recreation lovers on your list, you won’t have to go far to ﬁnd them unique — not to mention practical – for under the Christmas tree this year. One of the most popular outdoor activities this time of year is skiing and snowboarding, and with a great season of snow predicted for the local mountains, what better year to wrap up some downhill accessories? Over at Paciﬁc Boarder on King George Boulevard, manager Chris says there are plenty of items to choose from, big and small, that any ski or snowboard lover would be thrilled to receive. Goggles make a great gift, and the huge trend right now is for larger-ﬁtting goggles that allow
James Maclennan photos
From a new bicycle, like this one from South Surrey Cycles, to snowboarding accessories (below) from Pacific Boarder, there are plenty of gift options for the recreation lover on your list this year. for greater vision. Another item that has really gained popularity the past few seasons according to Chris is helmets – once thought of as just for newbies to the slopes, but now embraced by novices and pros alike. “It used to be the minority wearing helmets, but now everybody is wearing one,” Chris said. “They come in a variety of different shapes, sizes and paint jobs.” A unique item that combines recreation and technology – which Chris said has been a “huge seller” the past few seasons – is the Go Pro camera. It’s a small, high-deﬁnition video camera that you can mount onto your helmet or the handlebars of a mountain bike and captures all the excitement from the rider’s point-of-view. When it comes to snowboards, popularity has started to shift to reverse camber, or ‘rockered’ boards, that ﬂare up at the tip and tail and provide a more catch-free approach to riding. Paciﬁc Boarder also has a wide selection of outerwear – ranging from oversized, baggy items to more skinny cuts with an “urban street appeal.” If it’s a ﬁtness buff on your list, the team over at Peninsula Runners on 152 Street have got you covered. Always well-stocked with the latest and greatest in runners and apparel, now’s a great time to check out some rain and winter gear to help the die-hard runner get through the season without missing a beat. Another great gift idea for this time of year comes from the medical side of the running world – portable, handy devices that can help warm up muscles in colder weather and break up lactic acid. Peninsula Runners carries two types – The Stick and the Grid Roller. The Stick comes in a variety of sizes and ﬂexibilities, depending on the need, and is easily portable for travel or easy storage. The Grid Roller is made of EVA foam and comes in different densities, and is designed to withstand heavy, repeated use without breaking down. EIther of these innovative and useful items are sure to be well-received by runners of all experience levels this holiday season. With no shortage of cycling enthusiasts on the Semiahmoo Peninsula, there are also plenty of great gift ideas to keep the wheels turning all-
year round. Safety is of the utmost importance, especially this time of year, according to Barry of South Surrey Cycles. For all-season bike commuters, the 152 Street store has plenty of rain and winter gear, as well as ﬂashing lights for visibility and fenders to keep the rain at bay. If it’s a youngster you’re shopping for, there are also a wide range of bikes for all levels available – a gift that Barry said is a wonderful alternative to video games, which don’t encourage much exercise and activity. Starting with pre-bikes for the little ones just learning to ride, to tricycles and ﬁnally bikes with training wheels, the options really open up once young bike-riders graduate to two-wheels only. With a trend towards people getting into longdistance biking, as well as seniors starting to reacquaint themselves with the hobby of biking, there is plenty of opportunity to ﬁnd the perfect bike or bike accessory this year. No matter what activity the outdoor enthusiast on your list likes to partake in, staying warm and dry this winter is of the utmost importance, and Mountain Magic at Sunnyside Village has plenty to do just that. With a large selection of water-proof, breathable garments and insulated clothing, your loved ones will stay toasty warm no matter what adventure they’re embarking on. Particularly popular are items made of Merino wool – a light, warm, breathable and comfortable material – which Mountain Magic carries a number of items in, including men’s and women’s long johns, bottoms, tops and socks. Though it may not be high on the ‘exciting-gift list,’ you can also ﬁnd a number of earthquake preparedness supplies, including water tablets, emergency tents, pocket stoves, space blankets, water-proof matches and much more. Mountain Magic is also a great place to ﬁnd unique and useful stocking stuffer items, including a popular winter lip balm called Snik, made with avocado oil, Swiss Army Knives, gloves, toques and much more. A popular new item is known as ‘Buff,’ a multipurpose piece of headgear that can be worn as a neck warmer, head warmer or bandana.
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Sharing the joy of a four-legged friend What to know before you put a pet under the tree this Christmas
nyone who has a pet knows that there is nothing better than the unconditional love they receive from their furry friend. For those looking to give the gift of a pet, there are many things that should be mulled over before taking the big step. Megan Ferris, owner of Dog Utopia on 24 Avenue, suggests people look into alternatives before purchasing a pet for someone else, as many reputable breeders want to meet the owner before selling animals. However, for someone who is getting a pet for a loved one or even for themselves, there are some considerations. Avoid pet stores when shopping for a dog, said Ferris. Instead, opt for a reputable breeder after ﬁguring out what breed would be best suited for the home. According to No Puppy Mills Canada website, a reputable breeder takes responsible care of all of his or her dogs, providing nutritious quality dog food, clean water, immunization, proper vet care, parasite prevention and treatment, grooming, exercise, socialization and companionship. A breeder should belong to a national and/or local breed club and abide by the club’s code of ethics. Some of the Canadian Kennel Club’s golden rules for ﬁnding a reputable breeder include: Visiting the kennel and letting your eyes, ears and nose be the judge. Make certain to have full access to the kennel to see if conditions are clean, dogs have ample space and are well-cared for. Making certain the dam (mother) is on the premises and available to see. According to the CKC, this is an absolute must. Before taking home any pet, and especially dogs, it is important to ask to see the health certiﬁcates and records of visits to the veterinarian. A reputable breeder will have established a breeding program dramatically reducing or eliminating the possibility of inherited health disorders in their dogs, according to the CKC. A reputable breeder will also provide a written guarantee that the dog is healthy, both physically and mentally. A guarantee will cover the recompense in the case of a problem but it is not an assurance that a problem will never occur.
Becoming a SAINT Senior Animals In Need Today (SAINTS) is an animal sanctuary for older animals who would otherwise spend their twilight years lonely and in kennels. Located in Mission, B.C. SAINTS provides a home and care for senior animals and is always looking for people to adopt or foster animals. Since December 2004, SAINTS has had more than 400 animals come through its doors. More than 130 have been adopted. And for those who are unable to take on the responsibility of a pet, there is the option of sponsoring an animal with monthly donations to help with its medical costs. For more information, go to http://www. saintsrescue.ca/index.htm
Megan Ferris of Dog Utopia, seen here snuggling up with Leeloo, offers advice to potential pet owners. Below, Mindy (right) an SPCA rescue dog that found a happy new home through the process of adoption. Ferris also suggests ﬁnding out However, before purchasing a pet, how often the dam has been bred the BC SPCA has a pre-adoption – with once every year-and-a-half checklist people should go through. being the maximum to ensure the Impulse or commitment: Why do I health of the dog. want a pet? Spending the time and doing Many people like the idea of a adequate research will save time pet or can’t resist a cute puppy or and grief in the long run, Ferris said. kitten, but don’t think about the “Find the right dog for that changes it will make in their life. person’s lifestyle – can they afford Pets are companions. The kind of food and vet care, how much time relationship you build with your pet do they have is dependent on the commitment for training and you are willing to make. socializing with For the kids: Pets teach kids the dogs – all of responsibility, right? that is important You will have problems in your and people can household if you adopt a pet under forget,” Ferris said. the assumption he is for the kids to And while take care of to learn responsibility. puppies are Getting any pet must be a family adorable, Ferris decision and a family responsibility. advises purchasers Ultimately the parent is responsible not to rule out an for the pet. older dog. Lifestyle: What type of relationship “Puppies are am I seeking? way more work than adult dogs,” All pets change your lifestyle. said Ferris. “It takes time and a lot If you are planning on having an of work.” outdoor dog, think again. Dogs are social animals and crave the Pet Adoption company of humans – their “pack.” There are also numerous animals Leaving a dog exclusively outdoors waiting for a loving home up for will lead to behaviour issues and adoption at the BC SPCA and other undermine the psychological wellanimal rescue sanctuaries. being of your dog. Isolation is The BC SPCA can provide a loving unreasonable. pet for a fraction of what it would Cats, too, are social and are cost to buy one in a store. All the safer and healthier if kept indoors, animals are spayed or neutered and providing they have a stimulating come with their shots up to date. indoor environment. If left outside
they may fall victim to cars, other cats and disease. The life span of an outdoor cat is much shorter than that of an indoor cat. Timing: Is this the right time for getting a pet? If you are planning to move, go to school or are not home frequently, this may not be a good time. Pets need stability and routine to feel secure. Consider your future plans and evaluate if a pet will ﬁt in with those plans. Stability: Are my living arrangements suitable? All members of the household should be in agreement of the pet you choose. Also if you are renting make sure it is okay with your landlord. Do you have enough space for the pet you are considering? Most animals don’t need a lot of room but some will require more than others. Time: Do I have the time for a pet? Different animals will require different amounts of your time. The amount of activity you do, the amount of time you are home and what to do when you go away are all factors to consider when choosing a pet. You need to provide a minimum of an hour a day of active play and walks for your dog or cat. Cost: Can I afford a pet? The cost of pet care varies but expect the average dog to cost about $1000 per year and a cat about $800. All pets require an annual visit to the veterinarian. There will also be visits due to illness or accidents and preventative care (ﬂeas, heartworm). To ﬁnd out more about adoption and if a pet is right for you, visit www.spca.bc.ca
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How to have fun and stay on budget W hether it’s for an ofﬁce gift exchange or a small token of appreciation for a friend, each year Christmas shoppers are on the lookout for a thoughtful gift in the $20 price range. But is it even possible to ﬁnd something for under $20 that isn’t going to end up in a junk drawer or charity bin within a year? While it may seem like an impossible task, the truth is, there are plenty of great gifts out there in the lower price range – the trick is knowing where to look. Deals World on Johnston Road is a great place to start. This discount one-stop-shop has been a staple on the Peninsula for great year-round bargains for nearly two decades, and the Christmas season is no exception. Expected to be a hugely popular item this year are metal wine-bottle holders in the shape of charming characters (the Tin-man, a doctor, musician etc.). Not only would these be a cute addition to any wine-lover’s home, they’re only $14.98 – and similar items have been spotted around town selling for close to $100. Deals also has a stunning new array of glass plate wear and candle holders in sparkling silver and red, ranging in price from $4.98 to $14.98. If you’re buying for someone who seemingly has everything – or worse, an anonymous gift recipient by means of work gift exchange – Deals has the perfect solution. Why not go for a beautiful and cozy embossed throw blankets in
a variety of patterns and colours (ranging from $19 to $29) – after all, this is the perfect time of year for a little extra comfort. Deals World also has a great selection of decorative candle holders and picture frames – always a safe and thoughtful bet for gift exchanges – as well as various Canucks apparel and accessories for the hockey fans on your list. If you’re shopping for someone who appreciates practical items sure to get lots of use, you’ll deﬁnitely want to visit Going Places, at Semiahmoo Shopping Centre. This unique store, which specializes in travel accessories and gifts, has countless items under $20 to appeal to even the pickiest gift recipient. see page 38
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Plenty to be found in $20 price range from page 37 From designer duct tape ($10) to a grenade-shaped screwdriver set ($6) and even Russian Matryoshka doll measuring cups ($14), the gift ideas at Going Places put the â€˜funâ€™ in â€˜functional.â€™ In the way of travel accessories, you can ďŹ nd practically anything a travel-bug would need, including hand-held fans, sleep masks, quickdry travel towels, folding hair brushes, decorative shower caps and more. Handkerchiefs â€“ for both men and women â€“ may not be an obvious gift idea, but can be difďŹ cult to track down these days. Going Places, however, has a variety to choose from that will keep you well within your budget. Of course you may want to spoil your gift recipient with something a little more fancy and elegant â€“ if thatâ€™s the case, head over to HouseWarmingsâ€™ new location at Grandview Corners Shopping Centre. Specializing in charming gifts and stylish home decor, youâ€™re sure to ďŹ nd something with a little extra â€˜wow-factor,â€™ without having to break the $20-limit rule. Recommendations for this holiday season include antique silver bird ornaments ($15), plated silver candlestick pairs (various prices), fuzzy ivory wine bags ($9), decorative candle holders ($15)
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HouseWarmings at Grandview Corners has a number of affordable decorative items, including these festive ornaments and a huge selection of candles (below).
fun and festive window snowďŹ‚akes ($12) and a white ceramic deer ($21). Even with all these great, inexpensive gift ideas so close to home, choosing the right gift for a workplace exchange still requires a little bit of extra thought. Here are some tips to ensure your workplace Secret Santa goes off without a hitch: â€˘ Stay within the dollar limit stated (most ofďŹ ces choose between $10 to $20) â€˘ Find out the personâ€™s hobbies and try to buy a gift that appeals to what they enjoy most. â€˘ While you donâ€™t have to go overboard with the gift-wrap, be sure to wrap it in something (a plastic or paper bag doesnâ€™t count). â€˘ Avoid gag gifts, as co-workers may not have the same sense of humour and could easily take offense to something considered â€˜tabooâ€™. â€˘ While homemade items are nice for close friends or family, it may be viewed as too personal for the workplace setting. Baked holiday goodies to share with the whole ofďŹ ce, however, will almost always be well-received. â€˘ When in doubt, gift cards to a coffee shop or bookstore are always a safe bet. Though half the fun of workplace gift exchanges is trying to ďŹ nd something your co-worker will like, if youâ€™re really stuck, a gift card could save the day.
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