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May 2013  | Your community humour magazine  |  issue 152

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Piffle Index Cover Story Parade & Uptown Live Highlights Hyack Festival�������������������������18 2013 Hyack Festival Week Schedule of Events�����������������������������14

Editorial The Diewert Foundation Launches Highly Anticipated Seniors Program������������������������������������������������������������������26, 27 Horoscopes by Liza��������������������������������������������������������������������������6 Imperial Pharmacy Community Page����������������������������������������������9 New Westminster Fire & Rescue Services�������������������������������������16 Poet’s Corner with Candice James��������������������������������������������������7 Sargent’s City Scene����������������������������������������������������������22, 23, 25 Piffle Magazine Subscription Form�����������������������������������������������30

Glenn Jones Funny Bones�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������4 Meet the Jones’������������������������������������������������������������������������������18 The Visitor��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������22

Piffle Fun! Chris Sargent Word Search��������������������������������������������������������������3 Circle Quirk Maze���������������������������������������������������������������������������31 Math Madness��������������������������������������������������������������������������������10 Math Madness Solution�����������������������������������������������������������������31 Number Blocks�������������������������������������������������������������������������������15 Number Blocks Solution����������������������������������������������������������������31 Piffle Quiz��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������23 Piffle Quiz Answer�������������������������������������������������������������������������28

Advertisers BAAS Executive Offices������������������������������������������������������������������23 Betty McIntosh, Councillor��������������������������������������������������������������5 Beverley Whitelaw, The Co-Operators�����������������������������������������28 Burnaby Square Prescriptions�������������������������������������������������������21 The Canadian Club�������������������������������������������������������������������������16 Chan’s Garden��������������������������������������������������������������������������������28 Columbia-Bowell Funeral Chapel��������������������������������������������������29 Columbia Theatre��������������������������������������������������������������������������29 Computer Swap Meet and Collectable Fair�����������������������������������15 Dive & Sea��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������20 DOGMA Dog Art Prints�������������������������������������������������������������������15 Your Dollar Store With More������������������������������������������������������1, 12 Dunwood Place������������������������������������������������������������������������������24 E.R. Computers��������������������������������������������������������������������������������3 Filthy Phil���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������25 Fin Donnelly, MP������������������������������������������������������������������������������4 Gabor Gasztonyi Photography�������������������������������������������������������11 G.I. Gracey Notary Corp.����������������������������������������������������������������24 Hector Bremner�������������������������������������������������������������������������������5 Hyack Festival��������������������������������������������������������������������������������17 Imperial Pharmacy�����������������������������������������������������������������������1, 8 JesCuts Hair Salon��������������������������������������������������������������������������25 Judy Darcy��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������21 Mac Seniors��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������5 Mayor Wayne Wright���������������������������������������������������������������������24 Newcomers Friendship Club����������������������������������������������������������12 New Westminster Frasers Baseball Club�����������������������������������������5 New Westminster Parks, Culture & Recreation�����������������������������13 OK Tire�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������28 One Source Production������������������������������������������������������������������24 Patti’s Hair Salon���������������������������������������������������������������������������24 Peter Julian, MP�������������������������������������������������������������������������������4 Renaissance Books & Coffee Bar���������������������������������������������������20 The River’s Reach Pub����������������������������������������������������������������������1 Sarah Johnson Landscaping�����������������������������������������������������������20 Simple Hearing Solutions��������������������������������������������������������������20 Universal Brotherhood Spiritualist Church����������������������������������10 Uptown Furnishings�����������������������������������������������������������������������29 Uptown Live!����������������������������������������������������������������������������������32 Waffle House������������������������������������������������������������������������������5, 25 West End Medicine Centre���������������������������������������������������������1, 29 Westminster Carwash Ltd.�������������������������������������������������������������20

May 2013 THE DOG One day a man is walking down the street when he sees an old man with a nice looking dog. He goes over to the man and asks: “does your dog bite?” The old man replies, “No never.” When the man bends down to stroke the dog, it immediately takes a snap at his hand. The man says “I thought you said your dog did not bite!” “I did,” replies the old man, “but this isn’t my dog!”

WHAT’S THAT? Rocko attends to a revival and listens to the sermon. After a while, the pastor asks anyone with needs to come forward and be prayed over. Rocko gets in line and, when it’s his turn the pastor asks, “Rocko, what do you want me to pray about?” Rocko says, “Pastor, I need you to pray for my hearing.” So the pastor puts one finger in Rocko’s ear and the other hand on top of his head and prays for a while. He removes his hands and says, “Rocko how’s your hearing now?” Rocko says, “I don’t know pastor, it’s not until next Monday.

HE HAS ALSO GOT THE SHAKES A man walked into a doctor’s office and the receptionist asked him what he had. He replied, “I got shingles.” She said, “Fill out this form and supply your name, address, medical insurance number. When you’re done, please take a seat.” Fifteen minutes later a nurse’s aide came out and asked him what he had. He said, “I got shingles.” So she took down his height, weight, and complete medical history, then said, “Change into this gown and wait in the examining room.”


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An hour later the doctor came in and asked him what he had. He said, “Shingles.”

I just read an article on the dangers of drinking… scared the heck out of me.

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So that’s it!

and then said, “I just checked you out

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thoroughly, and I can’t find shingles anywhere.”

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Peter Julian, MP Burnaby – New Westminster Serving Our Community

Need help with federal issues such as E.I., Income Tax, Canada Pension and Canada Student Loan? Please contact Peter Julian’s Community office for assistance. Peter Julian’s Community Office: 7615 Sixth Street, Burnaby, BC V3N 3M6

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New Westminster – Coquitlam & Port Moody Serving Our Community

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MATH FOR MY SWEETHEART A young man tutored his sweetheart math, he thought of it as his mission. He kissed her once then once again and said “There, that’s addition!” She took it upon herself to return the pleasant action, she kissed once and once again, smiled and said “and that’s subtraction!” Now she’d learned the basics without too much complication, they kissed each other once, then twice, and said “that must be multiplication!” Meanwhile the young lady’s father had this ‘lesson’ in his vision, he kicked that boy ten

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foot out the door and said “Then that is long division!”

ARIES: Watch for conflicts within partnerships this month; both personally & professionally. Thinking before you talk is important.

ASKING TO PLAY

TAURUS: Your very assertive this month and its a good time to show the world what you can do. Just don’t be to aggressive, it could backfire.

house. When his friend’s mother answered he

GEMINI: Physical relations are important to you this month. You may find the mate of your dreams or scare them away with your strong personality. CANCER: This month its a good time to do those home renovations. You do your best work out of your home. LEO: You discover just how much love there really is in your life this month. You find beauty in your every day surrounding. VIRGO: Don’t judge yourself by what you own. However, it is a good month to put your energy into making money, just be wise about it. LIBRA: Your a star at charming people and this month you pull out all the stops. You put pleasure before work this month. SCORPIO: Being assertive this month will not work in your favour. Step back and listen before speaking your mind. SAGITTARIUS: Think about your goals and actively pursue them this month. Put your energy into your dreams and they will more than likely come true. CAPRICORN: You may find your superiors tick you off this month. Better to just get the job done amidst all the turmoil and avoid the aggravation. AQUARIUS: You either have travel or education on your mind this month. Why not try them both and expand your horizons. PISCES: Keep issues regarding other people’s money to a minimum. However, if people owe you money, now is the time to try to get it back.

George knocked on the door of his friend’s asked, “can Albert come out to play? “No,” said the mother, “it’s too cold.” “Well, then,” said George, “can his football come out to play?” Baby sitting

CALL FOR BACKUP A police recruit was asked during the exam, ‘What would you do if you had to arrest your own mother?” He answered, “Call for backup.”

GIT BACK TO BED! A young man agreed to baby-sit one night so a single mother could have an evening out. At bedtime he sent the youngsters upstairs to bed and settled down to watch football. One child kept creeping down the stairs, but the young man kept sending him back to bed. At 9:00 p.m. the doorbell rang, it was the next-door neighbor, Mrs. Brown, asking whether her son was there. The young man brusquely replied, “No.”

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Just then a little head appeared over the banister and shouted, “I’m here, Mom, but he won’t let me go home!”

BACK TO SCHOOL Little Johnny had finished his summer

POET’S CORNER

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CANDICE JAMES

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vacation and gone back to school. Two days later his teacher phoned his mother to tell her that he was misbehaving. “Wait a minute,” she said. “I had Johnny with me for three months and I never called you once when he misbehaved.”

THREE SONS Three sons left home, went out on their own and prospered. Getting back together, they discussed the gifts they were able to give their elderly mother. The first said, “I built a big house for our mother.” The second said, ”I sent her a Mercedes with a driver.” The third smiled and said, “I’ve got you, both beat. You know how Mom enjoys the Bible, and you know she can’t see very well. I sent her a brown parrot that can recite the entire Bible. It took 20 monks in a monastery 12 years to teach him. I had to pledge to contribute $100,000.00 a year for 10 years, but it was worth it. Mom just has to name the chapter and verse, and the parrot will recite it.” Soon thereafter, Mom sent out her letters of thanks: “Milton,” she wrote the first son, “The house you built is so huge. I live in only one room, but I have to clean the whole house.” “Marvin,” she wrote to another, “I am too old to travel. I stay home all the time, so I never use the Mercedes. And the driver is so rude!” “Dearest Melvin,” she wrote to her third son, “You were the only son to have the good sense to know what your mother likes. That chicken was delicious.”

Poem For Dawn Black’s Retirement © Susan McLeod Kind fare-thee well, departing one, Retirement is cast. Remember and regard your run: Long working days are past. We celebrate and cheer for you And for the roles you’ve played. A well-deserved release for you… What memories you’ve made! We thank you for the work you’ve done Reliably for years. You’ve shouldered much, and read a ton, And shed, at times, some tears. We’ll miss your smiling face as you Completed every chore. We’ll miss your willingness to do Some more, and more, and more. So as you leave politic ways To take a well earned rest, We wish you peace and pleasant days. We think that you’re the best! I have lived in New Westminster for over 20 years. I have written poems forever, mostly for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, bon voyages, etc. for family and friends. For the past few years I have enjoyed writing poems about New Westminster; its history, people, places and events. My special interest is writing about, and for Honour House, the house in New Westminster that provides a temporary home for our Canadian forces personnel, veterans and first responders and their families while they are receiving medical care in the lower mainland. – Susan McLeod

New West Poets: please submit your “New West” poems for this column to candicejames@shaw.ca or call 778-322-1131 for info.

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MAPLE LEAF SINGERS

(NWCPC) have partnered together to offer residents an opportunity to come together and talk about their neighbourhood safety.

May 25, 8:00 p.m. Massey Theatre, 735 8th Ave

The Safe Neighbourhood Grant aims to encourage local residents and merchants to participate in community safety and livability by hosting neighbourhood safety meetings and events. These safety meetings or events are used as a forum to talk about crime prevention, and police staff or volunteers would like to attend and talk to your group or host an information booth.

The Maple Leaf Singers present “Caution: Jazz Hands”

General Admission: $20, Seniors/Students: $18, Children (12 and under):$10. Special Group and Advance Club pricing until April 30 only, phone 604-594-6235 or 604-520-3337. After April 30 phone Massey Ticket Centre 604-521-5050. Website: mapleleafsingers.com

HYACK NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

Hyack Festival Association is looking for Volunteers and Performers for a variety of upcoming events including: • the Hyack Festival - May 17 to 26 • the Hyack International Parade - May 25 • Uptown Live - May 25 Contact: Hyack Office at 604-522-6894 or www.hyack.bc.ca

STAND-UP COMEDY SHOWCASE!

Featuring the Century House Comedy Class Graduates. Enjoy a comical night at Lafflines. 530 Columbia St Sunday, May 5, at 2:00 pm (doors open at 1:00 pm). Full food and beverage services available. Call 604.525.2262 to reserve your seat at a cost of $15.00.

MASSEY VICTORY HEIGHTS RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL GARAGE SALE Saturday May 4th, 2013 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. LOCATIONS • 830 York Street (back lane) • 906 Massey Street (back lane) • 438 Elmer Street (front yard) For more information send an e-mail to: garage.sale@masseyvictoryheights.com

SAFE NEIGHBOURHOOD GRANT

The City of New Westminster and New Westminster Community Policing Committee

The Safe Neighbourhood Grant is a way to promote safe, livable and cohesive neighbourhoods, which in turn build the best community in which to live, work and play. For more information on the Safe Neighbourhood Grant visit www.newwestpolice.org

JANE’S WALK

Jane’s Walk is a series of neighbourhood walking tours. Named after urban activist and writer Jane Jacobs, Jane’s Walks are held annually during the first weekend in May to coincide with her birthday. Local resident, and Century House member, Mary Wilson is spearheading a Jane’s Walk initiative in New Westminster and inviting residents to offer their own walk in a New Westminster neighourhood. The walks are intended to be a celebration of what’s great about the urban neighbourhoods that we live in. Jane’s Walks are led by volunteers, and are offered for free. The walks are led by anyone who has an interest in the neighbourhoods where they live, work or hang out. They are not always about architecture and heritage, and offer a more personal take on the local culture, the social history and the planning issues faced by the residents.

present a spectacular evening of laughter and amazement. Greyhaven Exotic Bird Sanctuary and the Parrot Resource Centre have teamed up for the first time ever to stage this night of laughter and magic as a fundraising event to benefi t both organizations. Headliners include Scott Christie, hypnotist and mind master, and Rod Boss, a comedic magician for more than 30 years. Christie’s ridiculously funny hypnosis show is always fresh and creative, guaranteed to have the audience laughing all night; a tasteful show full of laughter and excitement, it is suitable for the whole family. Boss has delighted more than 3,000 audiences throughout Europe, Asia, and North America with his close-up magic. His energetic approach and positive attitude have gained him a reputation as one of Canada’s leading entertainers. In addition to the awesome entertainment, the evening will include a silent auction with many great items and feature a framed limited edition fine art print by Canadian artist, Stefanja Dumanowski. With only 200 tickets available, it is expected to be a sell out performance. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the theatre website at: www.thecolumbia.ca.

For more information about the New Westminster walks, email Mary Wilson at gardenerwilsonm@hotmail.com

COMEDY HYPNOSES SHOW

The Amazing Comedy Hypnosis Show — Fundraiser to benefi t parrots May 24, 7:00 p.m. Columbia Theatre, 530 Columbia St Two of Canada’s leading parrot rescue and education organizations are joining forces to

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Disney WORLD

His friend thinks for a moment and says,

My two-year-old cousin scared us one

“I’ve got the perfect solution, just find a girl

summer by disappearing during our lakeside

who’s just like your mother.”

vacation. More than a dozen relatives

A few months later they meet again and his

searched the forest and shoreline, and

friend says, “Did you find the perfect girl? Did

everyone was relieved when we found Alex

your mother like her?”

playing calmly in the woods. “Listen to me,

With a frown on his face, Fred answers,

Alex,” his mother said sharply. “From now

“Yes, I found the perfect girl. She was just

on when you want to go someplace, you tell

like my mother. You were right, my mother liked

Mommy first, okay?” Alex thought about that

her very much.”

for a moment and said, “Okay. Disney World.”

The friend said, “Then what’s the problem?” Fred replied, “My father doesn’t like her.”

FRED WANTS TO GET MARRIED FIRST DAY AT SCHOOL

Fred is 32 years old and he is still single. One day a friend asked, “Why aren’t you

The child comes home from his first day at

married? Can’t you find a woman who will be a good wife?”

school. Mother asks, “What did you learn today?”

Fred replied, “Actually, I’ve found many women I wanted to marry, but when I bring

The kid replies, “Not enough. I have to go back tomorrow.”

them home to meet my parents, my mother

EXPECTING

doesn’t like them.”

For weeks a six-year-old lad kept telling his

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first-grade teacher about the baby brother or sister that was expected at his house. One day the mother allowed the boy to feel the movements of the unborn child. The sixyear old was obviously impressed, but made no comment. Furthermore, he stopped telling his teacher about the impending event. The teacher finally sat the boy on her lap and said, “Tommy, whatever has become

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of that baby brother or sister you were expecting at home?” Tommy burst into tears and confessed, “I think Mommy ate it!”

“And how will you buy her a beautiful engagement ring, such as she deserves,” asks the father. “I will concentrate on my studies,” the young man replies, “God will provide for us.” “And children,” asks the father. “How will

GOD WILL PROVIDE A young woman brings home her fiancee to meet her parents. After dinner, her mother tells her father to find out about the young

you support children?” “Don’t worry, sir, God will provide,” replies the fiancee. The conversation proceeds like this, and

man. The father invites the fiancee to his

each time the father questions, the young

study for a drink.

idealist insists that God will provide.

“So what are your plans,” the father asks the young man. “I am a Torah scholar,” he replies. “A Torah scholar. Hmmm,” the father says.

Later, the mother asks, “How did it go, Honey?” The father answers, “He has no job and no plans, but the good news is he thinks I’m God.”

“Admirable, but what will you do to provide a nice house for my daughter to live in, as she’s accustomed to?” “I will study,” the young man replies, “and God will provide for us.”

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walked up to her, “but in just a week or two my

About a week later, Julie went to John

father will die, and I’ll inherit 20 million dollars.”

saying, “Ever since your mother came to

Impressed, the woman went home with him

dinner, I’ve been unable to find the silver

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do you?” John said, “Well, I doubt it, but I’ll email her just to be sure.”

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remains that one has been missing ever

had long been suspicious of a relationship

since you were here for dinner. Love, John.”

between the two and this only made her

The next day, John received a response

more curious. By the end of the evening

from his mother that read: “Dear Son, I’m not

she was convinced there was more between

saying that you ‘do’ sleep with Julie, and I’m

them than met the eye. Reading his mom’s

not saying that you ‘do not’ sleep with Julie.

thoughts, John volunteered, “I know what

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you must be thinking, but I assure you Julie

in her own bed, she would have found the

and I are just roommates.”

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May Day Celebrations Queen’s Park Stadium

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Hyack Hospitality Weekend Various New Westminster Locations

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Key West Ford Hyack International Parade Uptown New Westminster

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Uptown Live Uptown New Westminster

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May 2013 JOINING THE ARMY As the family gathered for a big dinner together, the youngest son announced that he had just signed up at an army recruiter’s office. There were audible gasps around the table, then

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Parade & Uptown Live Highlights Hyack Festival

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he Hyack Festival is New Westminster’s iconic annual event and is greeted each year with great anticipation. 2013 marks the 42nd year of the Hyack Festival, making it one of the longest running festivals in British Columbia. The 9-day festival promises to bring much excitement to the streets of New Westminster. The celebrations will culminate on Saturday, May 25 with the thrill of the Hyack International Parade

presented by Key West Ford followed by the fun and energy of Uptown Live, the cool street festival launched last year. “The Hyack Festival Association’s mandate is to create and produce signature legacy events for the City of New Westminster,” says Douglas Smith, Executive Director of the Hyack Festival Association. “We have rea lly focused on revitalizing the Hyack Festival to make it more

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relevant to the community and a regional audience. We have a large number of new parade entries this year which should add to the excitement on parade day. Once again we will be transitioning to Uptown Live following the conclusion of the parade and we have all kinds of new wrinkles planned around 6th and 6th.” The inaugural Uptown Live street festival showcased the best of the Indie music scene from the Vancouver area. Live music is planned on 3 separate main stages located in the uptown area. The complete line-up of stage performances was not finalized at press time. Among the bands already confirmed are the Shilohs, Bend Sinister, Belle Game and the Boom Booms. Uptown Live will feature great food from select Vancouver food trucks and a host of interactive activities highlighted by BMX and skateboard demos. The City Hall Open House showcasing city departments and services

will be located on Belmont Street as part of a Kids Activity Zone. “We are very excited about the direction Hyack is taking” said Bart Slotman, Vice President, Uptown Property Group and a major sponsor of Uptown Live. “We are delighted to support Hyack in the presentation of a high quality event that has regional appeal.” The Royal City Centre and Queen’s Park West are copresenting sponsors of Uptown Live. “Royal City Centre is incredibly excited to participate again this year. We are proud to support the community we work in”, said Laura Veevers, Property Manager, Royal City Centre. “On behalf of the ownership of the centre and the retail operators, we would want to make this event

something New Westminster can be very proud of.” Since 1971, the Hyack Festival has attracted thousands of local residents and visitors to our community. Other highlights during t his year’s festiva l week include the DiverCity Mu lt ic u lt u ra l Fest iva l on S at u rd ay, May 2 8 on t he boardwalk at Westminster Quay, the Anvil Battery Salute at Queen’s Park Stadium, on Monday, May 20, and May Day Celebrations at Queen’s Park on Wednesday, May 22. end

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“Pop, what are you talking about,” the son screams. We can’t stand the sight of each other any longer,” the father says. “We’re sick of each other, and I’m sick of talking about this, so you call your sister in Chicago and tell her.” Frantic, the son calls his sister, who explodes on the phone. “Like heck they’re getting divorced,” she shouts, “I’ll take care of this,” She calls Phoenix immediately, and screams at her father, “You are NOT getting divorced. Don’t do a single thing until I get there. I’m calling my brother back, and we’ll both be there tomorrow. Until then, don’t do a thing, DO YOU HEAR ME,” and hangs up. The old man hangs up his phone and turns to his wife. “Okay,” he says, “they’re coming for Thanksgiving and paying their own way.”

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Sargent’s City Scene CITY APPOINTS NEW CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER After a national executive search, the City of New Westminster has appointed a new Chief Administrative Officer. Lisa Spitale will assume her new role on June 1st. “We began our search for a new Chief Administrative Officer last October and were very impressed with the high calibre of candidates who applied,” said Mayor Wayne Wright. “In the end, we found the perfect candidate right here within our organization.” Lisa Spitale began her career with the City of New Westminster as a planner in 1992. She was promoted to Assistant Director of her department in 1996 and in 1999 became the Director of Strategic Services, overseeing business and liquor licensing, economic development and bylaw enforcement. In 2007, she assumed her current role as Director of Development Services. Under her guidance, the City developed a new Downtown Official Community Plan that was recognized with a

merit award from the International Downtown Association in 2010. In addition, she oversaw development of New Westminster’s Affordable Housing Strategy, Industrial Land Strategy and award-winning Westminster Pier Park Master Plan as well as a Development Assistance Compensation (DAC) agreement that has seen $60 million in projects currently underway or completed throughout New Westminster. “Our city is moving forward on a number of great initiatives that are positioning us as the place to be in Metro Vancouver,” said Mayor Wright. “Lisa’s energy, talents and deep knowledge of our community will be tremendous assets as she assumes her new leadership role.” Spitale takes over from Paul Daminato who retired as CAO earlier this year. “I’m extremely proud and honoured to be assuming the position of CAO,” said Spitale. “Our organization is blessed with hard-working, talented staff and a committed and engaged City Council. These are exciting times for New Westminster and I look forward to working with my colleagues, council, and the community in meeting the challenges — and opportunities — that lie ahead for our city.”

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CITY NAMED 2013 GREEN CITY FINALIST The City of New Westminster has been named a finalist in the Green City Awards, which recognizes leaders across North America that successfully communicate and promote city recycling programs and initiatives to residents. The award categories are divided into large, medium, and small cities based on population, with New Westminster falling into the latter. What separates award nominees from finalists are creativity in delivering promotional campaigns and results achieved. Two initiatives that got New Westminster noticed were a student colouring contest that displayed winning recycling posters on the sides of city trucks and promotional grocery dividers displayed in local supermarkets. “Our goal is to educate our residents and help them reduce their environmental impact through responsible recycling and waste management,” said Mayor Wayne Wright. “Being recognized through this award shows that our residents are listening and taking action.” While the City of Beloit, Wisconsin, was named the winner in the small city category, New Westminster residents can be proud of their continued efforts. “In 2012, New Westminster saw a 70% curbside recycling rate, a huge jump from just 28% in 2009,” says Kristian Davis, Supervisor of Solid Waste and Recycling. “Working with residents, we’re making great progress in reducing the amount of waste we produce.” To find out more about the Green continued on page 25

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hese days it’s not hard to look around and see so many people in need of help. There are people in need of financial assistance, seniors who are struggling during their golden years and communities that face on-going and new challenges every day. If you are sitting back thinking there is not enough people in the world who care enough to change it, Susan Diewert Kwong will change your mind. Along with many supporters, The Dr. Gordon L. Diewert Foundation was created. This legacy was formed to honour Susan’s first husband Dr. Gordon L. Diewert who died tragically on April 28, 1981 at the age of 30 when an impaired driver slammed into his car at the intersection of Gaglardi Way and Lougheed Highway, killing him instantly. He was a high academic achiever, a remarkable individual who excelled at everything he chose to take on. Dr. Diewert was a tenured Professor at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in the Department of Kinesiology. During the short length of Dr. Diewert’s career he had 13 publications in scholarly journals and five publications under review, including a book. Dr. Diewert had completed an evaluation of the physical abilities required of firemen and was about to introduce an employment screening program for the Vancouver Fire Department. He built testing equipment for the Vancouver Planetarium, was involved w it h aerody namics, reaction times in people who had

been drinking, the Gerontology Department at SFU and with lumber mills in northern B.C. to improve the working conditions. His interests were wide reaching and he made every effort to bridge the gap between the University and the general public. He was community oriented, coached, refereed and played recreational sports and as well enjoyed competitive sports. His first pet Ginny was a rescue cat and with all of this information in mind, The Foundation focuses on the following five initiatives: Responsible Drinking, Seniors, Community Building, Youth and Abandoned/Abused Pets. The Foundation is a registered cha ritable orga nizat ion w it h the Canadian Revenue Agency. The Charitable tax number is 884461328 RR0001. Much work has been done to build a team of coders, writers, artists, pharmacists a nd a ssista nts, d iet icia ns, hairdressers, housekeepers as well as recruit volunteers to help connect merchants with people in the community. While each initiative is taken very seriously, the first program being launched is dedicated to helping our seniors with the cost of prescriptions and with dietary and nutritional concerns. Severa l studies have shown the health of seniors is directly related to wealth. The Diewert Foundation developed a Pharma Aid Program to help those seniors living close to the poverty line with their prescription needs. The

program is designed to help pay for prescription deductibles and help answer questions regarding dietary concerns and nutritional needs. Within the year, there should be services that include: Estheticians, hair care for men and women, homemakers to assist with cleaning, ironing, errands, shopping, cooking/baking and light yard related chores. The Diewert Foundation can assist qualifying seniors who need medications and are struggling with finances. They do not want to see seniors having to choose between filling needed prescriptions and purchasing food. The Diewert Pharma Aid Program will pay 50% of the Pharmacare deductible up to a maximum of $250 per year and are currently accepting 1,000 applicants for this program. If you or a senior you know are in need of assistance, please fill out and/or pass along the Application Form below to enrol l in The Diewert Foundation Pharma Aid Program. They want to assist seniors in our communities, helping to ease their struggle and hardship. For more information and to be involved please visit www.diewert.org.

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PHARMA AID APPLICATION FORM The Diewert Foundation is introducing The Pharma Aid Program to help seniors who are having on-going challenges with meeting their daily needs. The program is designed to pay 50% of the Pharmacare deductibles in 12 equal monthly payments up to a maximum of $250 per year. Currently, 1,000 applicants are being accepted into the program. About The Diewert Foundation Pharma Aid Program We believe in equality for all and want to make sure underprivileged seniors are taken care of. We are focused on helping those seniors living close to the poverty line and are having difficulty with medical prescription payments. Eligibility • Canadian residents aged 65 years and older.  • Seniors with more than 5 prescriptions per month.  • Seniors in need of financial assistance. Instructions 1. Please make sure we receive your completed Application Form 2 weeks prior to your 65th birthday. 2. An incomplete Application Form will not be processed. 3. Completed Application Forms can be mailed to:

The Diewert Foundation Pharma Aid Program #602 – 510 W. Hastings, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 1L8 Canada or faxed to: (604) 229-0023 or applied for on-line at: www.diewert.org

Section 1 – Personal Information  Circle: Dr. Mr. Mrs. Miss Ms.    Last Name First Name Middle Name   Phone Number Alternate Phone Number Section 2 – Residence  Apartment or House Address                           City Province Postal Code TYPE OF RESIDENCE Please circle: YES NO Homeowner  YES NO Renter  YES NO Resident in a care home or assisted living facility YES NO Other (e.g. living with family members)  This Application Form does not automatically qualify you for The Pharma Aid Program. Each application will be reviewed and only qualified seniors will be selected to participate in The Diewert Foundation Pharma Aid Program. Section 3 – Authorization • I authorize The Diewert Foundation to collect personal information • I authorize The Diewert Foundation approved pharmacy to contact me on a quarterly basis for my patient care review. It is my understanding necessary for processing The Pharma Aid Application Form. that I can opt out of the patient care review at any time and it will not • I authorize my medical prescriptions to be transferred from my current affect my status with the Diewert Foundation Pharma Aid Program. pharmacy to a pharmacy approved by The Diewert Foundation. The Diewert Foundation will provide me with a letter stating the name of • I authorize a Diewert Foundation approved pharmacy member to contact me regarding my medical prescriptions. the pharmacy approved by them. Also, to be eligible for Pharma Aid assistance I acknowledge that I need to submit the Pharmacare coverage letter to The Diewert Foundation. Section 4 – Signature Please sign below for this application to be accepted. I agree to the above and all information reported is correct. By signing The Application Form I agree to provide the information needed to qualify me for The Diewert Foundation Pharma Aid Program. If senior is not capable of signing The Application Form, I    relationship to the applicant  am signing on behalf of and can provide the information needed to qualify for The Diewert Foundation Pharma Aid Program and all information reported is correct.                                   Written Siganture Month Day Year Diewert Foundation Pharma Aid Program  |  #602 - 510 W. Hastings Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 1L8  |  T. 1 (888) 966-8312


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After losing another tooth, young-old Timmy became more curious about the mysterious

didn’t do?’ The little girl replied, “My homework.”

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Assuming he was old enough to hear the truth, she replied, “Yes Timmy, I am.”

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A little girl came home from school and said to her mother, “Mommy, today in school I was punished for something that I didn’t do.” The mother exclaimed, ‘But that’s terrible! I’m going to have a talk with your teacher

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