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Celebrating with Stephen The crunch is on as temple readies for 100th anniversary . . . and PM Harper MARELLE REID For the Times
he buzz has been building all year for the 100-year anniversary celebration of the Gur Sikh Temple on South Fraser Way. To honour the anniversary, the Khalsa Diwan Society has organized an event each month leading up to the big celebration next weekend, Aug. 26 to 28. Over those three days, an estimated 10,000 to 15,000 people will descend on the oldest and longest-standing gurdwara in North America. Many cultural festivities are planned, including a Sikh parade to Rotary Stadium, family fun activities, free food for everyone at the temple, and a commemorative
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Kris Foulds, collections manager of The Reach Gallery, prepares to hang Sikh archival photographs in the basement of the Gur Sikh Temple in Abbotsford. ceremony on the final day. “We’re inviting the whole community to come out,” said Satwinder Bains, director of the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies at the
University of the Fraser Valley. “We’re hoping it’s not just the Sikh community. “Obviously we’re hosting it, but we’re trying to involve as much of
the community as possible.” Prime Minister Stephen Harper, along with Premier Christy Clark and other dignitaries, will join members of the Sikh commu-
nity and the wider Abbotsford population on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 10 a.m. at the temple to unveil see TEMPLE, page A6
Revenge expected following Bacon death
P3 water critics question survey
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But a spiral of gang violence unlikely, says Plecas
Grand Okanagan Resort that also injured Larry he fatal shooting of Abbotsford Red Scorpi- Amero, a full-patch Hells Angels member from on Jonathan Bacon in Kelowna on Sunday the White Rock chapter. will likely result in a retaliatory attack, but Also in the car was Independent Soldiers gang not an all out return to the spiral of gang violence associate James Riach, 29, and two women, both that plagued Abbotsford and the of whom were wounded, according Lower Mainland in recent years, First reported @ to The Vancouver Sun. says a UFV criminologist. Riach fled the scene on foot and abbotsfordtimes.com Jonathan, the eldest of the three has not been located. notorious Abbotsford Bacon brothers, was killed The RCMP has made clear it is determined to in a brazen, public shooting outside the Delta hunt down those responsible for the shooting, but
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A woman narrowly escaped with her life after waking up in an operating trash compactor in Abbotsford Wednesday morning. The 30-year-old woman suffered only some scrapes after coming to in the running compactor after climbing into the container and falling asleep the night before, said Abbotsford Police Sgt. Casey Vinet. Abbotsford Fire Rescue and police were called out to the site 31970 South Fraser Way next to Value Village at 9:30 a.m. after a woman was heard yelling from inside the garbage container. The victim told police she had clambered into the large metal bin to retrieve a phone, but had gone to asleep instead. Video from the cameras of surrounding businesses confirmed the woman climbed into the dumpster around 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Firefighters searched the garbage container to ensure no other individuals were trapped inside –ROCHELLE BAKER/TIMES
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Pink clad participants in the Weekend to End Women’s Cancers (above & below) walked 60 km and raised a total of $2 million.
60km to drop Fred dead Her mother’s cancer, plus her own battle, inspires $13K march
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hen Abbotsford’s Heidi Kerr was diagnosed with breast cancer last December she was paired up with another survivor who has been sending her encouraging e-mails during her treatment. In one, the woman told Kerr she had named her cancer Fred, and reminded her that, “Fred is dead.” With this powerful mantra in mind, Kerr signed up to participate in the Weekend to End Women’s Cancers in Vancouver Aug. 13 and 14, and called her team Drop Dead Fred. It’s a fitting name for a four-member team that raised $13,000 in less than two months. Kerr and her husband, daughter, and a family friend walked 60 km over the course of the two days in Vancouver, starting at the University of British Columbia. Almost 1,000 people turned out for
the walk, which raised just over $2 million for the BC Cancer Foundation – a significant step forwards in cancer research, noted Doug Nelson, BC Cancer Foundation President and CEO. “Before we started the weekend event in 2004, we were only able to raise about $200,000 a year for breast cancer research, but since then we’ve provided well over $20 million and seen some real breakthroughs in terms of early diagnosis, treatment and survivorship care for women who have been diagnosed with breast and other women’s cancers,” he said. Despite still being in treatment, Kerr said it was important to her to participate. “It was something we had to do,” she said of her and her husband’s
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o charges have been laid against Mission Coun. Jenny Stevens who is getting her computer back following a breach of trust investigation by the RCMP. Stevens read out a statement at the District of Mission council meeting on Monday stating several Crown Counsels have reviewed RCMP documentation and have advised that no further action will be taken. In addition to Stevens’ computer, officers from Mission, Chilliwack and Surrey also confiscated three computers belonging to retired councillor Ron Taylor. The seizures were part of a Mission RCMP investigation into an alleged leak from council regarding the district’s controversial substance control bylaw - better known as the marijuana grow op bylaw, according to Taylor. The RCMP has not issued any statements as to why the computers were seized. Stevens commended the RCMP for their consideration during the investigation, and said she was satisfied with the result. “The outcome is what I hoped for. My intention is to put it behind me.” The bylaw in question, which Taylor and Stevens have both denounced, allows Mission’s Public Safety Inspection Team to search people’s homes for grow ops if they are using more than 93 kwh of electricity per day. Residents have been charged $5,200 inspection fee, even if no marijuana, or signs of a grow operation are found. Some Mission residents have begun a class-action lawsuit, backed by the B.C. Civil Liberties Association, against the district in B.C. Supreme Court. In June, the district issued an apology when it announced it had mistakenly labelled more than a dozen locations as controlled substance properties and placed a moratorium on the bylaw.
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Mission teen dies in boating mishap Second local youth may face charges
Mission teenager was killed after he was hit by a boat while tubing on O s oy o o s L a k e Tu e s d a y night. RCMP were called out to the south side of the lake near Haynes Point for an incident involving two boats at 9:15 p.m., said Cpl. Annie Linteau. Three 18-year-old men being pulled on a tube behind a 20-foot Bay Karavan Bowrider were struck by the bow of a 15-foot Stingray. The Mission youth died as
without the required spotter. a result of the collision; no Alcohol is being investione else involved was hurt. gated as a possible factor in The owner and operator the crash, stated Linteau. of the Stingray, a 27-year-old The name of the victim is Alberta man, is in custody not being released pending and under investigation for notification of next of kin. dangerous operation of a RCMP have responded vessel causto a number of ing death. risky marine First reported @ C h a r g e s abbotsfordtimes.com incidents recentmay also ly, said Linteau, be considered against the who stressed boat operaoperator of the Karavan tors should not drink while Bowrider, an 18-year-old piloting a vessel, have a from Mission, as it appears valid operator’s licence and that he was operating the appropriate safety equipboat without the required ment. -STAFF REPORTER licence, without lights and
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housands of the faithful will be making their way to Mission’s Fraser River Heritage Park on Saturday for the annual Our Lady of Lourdes pilgrimage. Jack Ethier, the pilgrimage coordinator, says up to 5,000 people from all over the Lower Mainland and even as far as Alberta will come to honour the assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus. The event, which takes place yearly on the third Saturday of August, is the largest Roman Catholic pilgrimage in the province, said Ethier. This year the pilgrimage will also celebrate the 150th anniversary of Father Leon Fouquet, an Oblate priest who abandoned his scholarly life in France to come to the wilds of British Columbia. In addition to choosing Mission City as the site for St. Mary’s Mission in 1861, he founded St. Peter’s in New Westminster, St. Paul’s in North Vancouver and St. Eugene’s Mission in Cranbrook. Ethier said those participating in the pilgrimage often make a day of it arriving as early as 9 a.m.
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“Instead of a Roman Catholic mass it will be a Byzantine rite. I think it’s going to be very special . . . they have such symbolism and ritual that is so rich,” said Ethier. Following mass, thousands of praying worshippers will accompany a statue of Mary and wind their way up the park’s hill to the Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto built in 1892. Over time, the grotto acted as a beacon for travellers, settlers and traders, as the structure was – and still is today – visible from the Fraser River. After its construction, the monument fell into disrepair and was rebuilt a number of times, said Ethier. The newest incarnation of the grotto, which was opened in 1997, sits on the crest of Heritage Park hill and the former site of St. Mary’s Mission. Following ceremonies at the grotto, worshippers will have the opportunity to say personal prayers before gathering with family, friends and participants for a meal and celebration in the park below, said Ethier. The pilgrimage is a spiritual and inspiring event and everyone is welcome to attend regardless of their faith, he added. It is an opportunity to see the Catholic faith in action, and participation by the Ukrainian Catholics will result in new sights and sounds at this year’s pilgrimage.
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the centennial commemorative monumen and newly established Sikh Heritage Museum. Sikhs first arrived in what is now Abbotsford in 1905, working primarily in farming and forestry. Sikh pioneers managed to purchase a one-acre property; then they and other men who worked at the lumber mill on Mill Lake carried timber,
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City manager Frank Pizzuto said the survey was commission by the city to get a sense of Abbotsford residents’ sentiments and thoughts around the water project. The survey is not political other than to determine how citizens are thinking about the Stave Lake proposal, said Pizzuto. “It is to determine what people’s thinking is [about the project] and analyze what kind of education campaign we need to undertake so residents will make informed decisions,” he said. The final decision about the P3 project lies in the hands of voters who will vote on the plan during a public referendum in the upcoming municipal elections in November. The city has commissioned the services of Angus Reid to direct the survey and analyze the results, said Pizzuto. The city did not establish what questions would be on the survey. “[Angus Reid] is who gives us advice about the questions and why they are relevant, and which will give an understanding of what residents sentiments are,” he said. The city expects to have results from the polling by late August or early September. A report to council – which will include the cost of the survey – will be made to council soon after, said Pizzuto.
donated by the Trethewey family, on their backs from the lake up the hill to the temple site. Abbotsford City Coun. Moe Gill said this weekend is an important one historically and culturally for the Sikh community but also for Abbotsford as a whole. “I think Abbotsford should be proud of having the only Sikh temple in Canada declared by the federal government as a national heritage site,” he said. “This is a community where we recog-
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The attack – which involved a hail of bullets aimed at a Porsche Cayenne parked outside a busy Kelowna hotel – was reckless in nature and could have killed people nearby. Foolhardy and brazen, the shooting had all the earmarks of being the act of a loosely organized mid-level street gang, Plecas said. The Hells Angels, a hierarchical, disciplined criminal organization generally doesn’t operate in a manner that would attract such public attention. Despite the risk of a revenge attack, the resurgence of a gang war is likely not in the cards, as police have made significant arrests and inroads, particularly against the Red Scorpions and UN gang, in the last couple of years, he said. “Police have a much greater capability to
keep on top of gang violence,” he said. “The public hears of [attacks] but they don’t hear about all the things police are heading off at the pass and doing to prevent a hit.” Kelowna RCMP is working with police agencies across the province to catch suspects and head off retaliatory attacks, said Supt. Bill McKinnon. Abbotsford Police Sgt. Casey Vinet said that although there is heightened awareness on the part of the APD, there is nothing to indicate a pending outbreak of violence here. “We are working with our partner agencies to ensure we have the latest information around gang violence,” said Vinet. “It would be wrong to think violence couldn’t occur here but we don’t have any specific information to suggest something similar could happen in Abbotsford.”
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lush toilets and hot showers are extra amenities I really appreciate when I head out for a weekend of camping, but even those aren’t a must. Now there’s talk of providing Wi-Fi. Please? Much of my life has become dependent on the Internet: accessing, gleaning, and sharing news, then repackaging it and turning it into something useful and/or enjoyable for readers to consume – more and more of them turning to an online version of the paper to get their local news fix and enjoy community tidbits. But give your head a shake, people! Stop pushing for Wi-Fi at campgrounds around B.C. The entire premise of going camping is to escape from the hustle and bustle of our busy lives. Who really needs to be so plugged in that they can’t afford to disconnect for a few days of peace, tranquility, and freedom from cyberspace. Admittedly, I might be more receptive to the concept of wireless access if I pull into the more urban sites at Derby Reach or Brae Island in Fort Langley, which because of the proximity to civilization, probably already offer such services. But when I escape into the wilderness and am lounging in my campsite at more remote locations such as Golden Ears or Rolley Lake Provincial Parks, I want to be hearing the crackling of the campfire and the perking of the camp stove coffee, not
be our guest the dings and beeps confirming the latest downloads, uploads, emails, Tweets, and (Facebook) pokes. Sure, I understand the need for telephone access in case of emergencies when camping. But a pay phone has sufficed for years. I don’t ever want to be awakened again to a Twisted Sister We’re Not Gonna Take It ring tone, just because the guy two campsites away forgot to set his cellphone to vibrate as a courtesy to others anxious to enjoy the outdoors without the intrusion of electronic leashes. By now, it’s obvious electronics and camping don’t go together in my books. I’d rather relax with a good book (and I’m not talking a Kindle variety), or a battery-operated transistor radio playing some soft tunes (maybe even an iPod) is the extent of it for me. For that reason, I am elated to hear that B.C. parks – for the most part – will remain off the grid when it comes to offering wireless Internet access around the campfire. A recent B.C. Parks satisfaction survey showed strong opposition to going wireless in the wilderness. And at
least for now, the park operators seem game to comply. Yippee! Only a quarter of those surveyed were in favour of Wi-Fi at campgrounds; most share my views and are anxious to leave the city and all its “conveniences” (at least, most) behind. An even stronger opposing voice was heard from users at the nearby Golden Ears Provincial Park last year. Out of the 67 people canvassed, a resounding 49 per cent went as far as to say wireless Internet was “unacceptable or undesirable.” But be forewarned, it’s probably not too far off. Here comes one of those generational rants: I can’t attend a family dinner without half the clan at the table phoning, texting, or Tweeting someone during the meal. So, I know the day is fast approaching when these technological devices rule our world completely – and campgrounds will offer little refuge. For sure, such a move would make me an “unhappy camper,” figuratively and literally. But wait . . . maybe I should rethink this. If I voted in favour of such a move, would that mean I could disappear into the backwoods for days on end and pretend I’m working by sending out a few e-mails every once in a while? Hmm? While that sounds somewhat tantalizing, it’s not for me. ■ Roxanne Hooper is the assistant editor of the Langley Advance.
or a while there, it was looking as if the RCMP and IHIT had everything in hand. In 2009 there were so many violent incidents they began to blur together. Murders rocked Abbotsford and Langley, along with virtually every other community in the Lower Mainland. Gangsters, from the UN Gang, the Red Scorpions, the Independent Soldiers, all seemed determined to wipe their rivals off the face of the planet. Eventually, the violence slowed, and by 2010, things had definitely calmed down. The B.C. murder rate dropped by 31 per cent in a single year, and the overall Canadian murder rate hit its lowest level in almost half a century. Two of the three Abbotsford Bacon brothers, Jamie and Jarrod, are in jail awaiting trial for charges linked to the Surrey Six murders and drug trafficking. The eldest Bacon, Jonathan, was headed back to trial in the fall for drugs and weapons charges. Of the several Langley murders from 2009, several suspects are awaiting trial, one man has been convicted and given a life sentence, and two more are wanted and on the run. It looked like the good guys were on a winning streak. Then this week, gunfire erupted on a Kelowna street. Jonathan Bacon, who survived a 2006 shooting, was fatally gunned down by masked men wielding assault rifles. Wounded was a member of the Hells Angels White Rock chapter – which is actually headquartered in Langley. The gang wars in B.C. are not over yet. Now we have to wait, with our teeth clenched, for the possible retaliation. If the Red Scorpions and the Angels do try to take revenge, it could mean more bullets flying and bodies falling. And every time that happens, it means more chances for innocent bystanders to be hurt or killed. The police always ask, when investigating such crimes, for people to come forward with information. It’s not just to put away a crook who killed another crook. It’s to help keep people safe. Who wants to live in a world where we have to worry about gunfire at the grocery store, the mall, or the movies? ■ To comment on this editorial, e-mail us at email@example.com.
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Proactive, positive people power MissionFest Last Saturday, we closed off First Avenue and threw a party. Everyone was invited to the inaugural MissionFest, a celebration of our downtown community, and it was a wonderful experience for everyone. I would like to thank all those who came down to take part in the many activities and to meet up with friends and neighbours. It reminded all of us that we have a very special community full of some truly fantastic people and places! What started as an inkling of an idea some months ago exploded in a celebration of our downtown community! It just could not have been possible without some great people from the downtown neighbourhood. These people believed in the idea, pitched in and made it all possible. I would like to thank the Downtown Business Association and our gang of organizing volunteers - Dr. Lyndon Balisky; Brian of the Mission City Pawn Shop; Roger and Janet Chambers; Allison of the Chamber of Commerce; Doug from the Dewdney Pub; Margot and Leana of The Pantry - Natural Foods; Kathleen Mckillop; Richard Murphy; Paul of Lorna’s Cafe; Sandra Papageorgiou; Mark Sutherland; and all those who practised spontaneous volunteerism throughout the day! Thanks to absolutely everyone who came downtown. See you next year! Rhett Nicholson Mission
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Garden not making any new friends Editor, the Times:
It’s not only for pricing residences that location is the key factor. Location is also important in developing civic attractions. Abbotsford’s International Friendship Garden is a classic example. This fine little park, dedicated on April 6, 2009, is a delightful place. Although the $1.2 million cost is much too high, the charming fountain, the feature waterfall, the bamboo-sided bridges, the giant granite stones, and the huge hosta plants are truly impressive. There may be no better place in Abbotsford for meditative introspection and silent reflection, especially about taxes. Unfortunately, few people visit that this beautiful garden. Here’s my experience: In recent months I visited the International Friendship Garden eight times. Not once did I see anyone else in the actual garden except on one occasion when my wife accompanied me. She is the only other person I have ever met in this firstrate tourist attraction! I don’t know which bureaucrats, politicians, or consultants, selected the location but the choice was, in my opinion, a colossal blunder. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not opposed to Abbotsford having a fine International Friendship Garden provided it is wisely located. The well-designed main entrance faces George Ferguson Way where traffic cannot stop. Nor is there
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convenient parking nearby. The closest parking at the adjacent library lot is mostly reserved for library staff. Other library parking areas are often largely filled by library patrons. The mostly unused main garden entrance should last a long time.! What should have been done? About $200,000 should have been spent on a first-rate rose garden, water feature, rock display, etc. south of the perimeter pathway at Mill Lake. There many thousands would enjoy it. And it should have no high, expensive wall, a psychological barrier dissuading happy taxpayers from entering. Recently I read that the MSA Museum Society is proposing the creation of a discovery centre. If that project should be approved, I sincerely hope that the location will be determined by knowledgeable members of the Museum Society. Perhaps the relevant bureaucrats, politicians and consultants will be preoccupied finding more parking near the Abbotsford Sports and Entertainment Centre. John H. Redekop Abbotsford
Nothing green about power producers Editor, the Times:
It seems I really struck a nerve with BC Citizens For Green Energy (BCCGE).
That title really is an oxymoron as there’s nothing at all ‘green’ about how the Independent Power Producers (IPP’s) produce power, apart from maybe wind dependent wind power. I thank them for the information on earlier IPP projects especially the NDP reference. What one has to consider about an NDP government is that there is no guarantee that their advisers are not right wing Conservative/ Liberal in their thinking, some of which may have contributed to the Fast Ferry fiasco. And how they can say that I am 100 per cent wrong when it comes to the recent wave of IPP’s and the mass exodus of bureaucrats, including Ex attorney general Geoff Plant, to either help start them up or join their employ? This is public record! I don’t have to try to prove or accuse anyone of collusion or conspiracy all I need to do is show the following facts and the voting public can judge for themselves. In 2002 BC Premier Gordon Campbell’s Green Power Initiative instructed BC Hydro to buy all future power from the newly created IPP’s. As of Sept. 1, 2010 there were 627 new license applications for IPP’s; please view ‘Private Power Watch’ on a google search. As I’ve said before BCCGE is a BC Liberal Ra Ra group going out of their way to support
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Was Bush even all that bad? Editor, the Times:
Cornelius Bergen shoots himself right in the foot when he imagines that Prime Minister Harper was “an admirer’ of former president [George] Bush. Bergen
neglects to cite any exact quotation from the prime minister : he gives neither date nor place for the prime minister’s alleged admiration. What accounts for the irrational, instinctive hatred of president Bush? He was twice democratically elected president. He had much more political experience than Barack Obama, who spent only two years as the junior senator from Illinois after being just a neighbourhood organizer. Greg Lanning Abbotsford
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firing squad composed of higher-ranking soldiers – this request was rejected.) I’ve since learned these men – including Nazi sympathizer Ion Antonescu – were convicted of war crimes in a court similar to the Nuremberg Trials, used in Germany following the Second World War. They were part of the Holocaust and presided over the deaths of many innocent civilians, mostly Jews. Although they would have expected to die under more peaceful circumstances, they also revealed an awareness of their own transgressions and the evil they had perpetrated. Or to put it simply, they accepted execution because they knew they were guilty. None of us, of course, see FAITH, page A14
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BC’s summer counterattack campaign launched with the reminder that alcohol related crashes, although easily preventable, remain “one of the No. 1 criminal causes of death in Canada,” and the caution to choose a designated driver well before heading out for events that include alcohol consumption.
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ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA
Diocese of New Westminster 604-684-6306 Holy Communion Sunday at 10 am
Sunday Services Traditional Service 9:30 am Contemporary Service 11:00 am
St. Matthew’s Church 2010 Guilford Drive Abbotsford In the Sanctuary
2575 Gladwin Road,Abbotsford 604-853-0757 www.sevenoaks.org
The Anglican Church of Canada www.vancouver.anglican.ca
Maranatha Baptist Church
www.maranathabc.ca 3580 Clearbrook Rd. 604-854-1505
Our Family Welcomes You Sunday Worship 10:30AM Kids’ Lighthouse Classes Pastors: Keith Falconer & Vernon Forbes
Saint Matthew’s Anglican Church
Anglican Network in North America
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617 McKenzie Road Abbotsford (South of Vye Road)
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Pastor Ray 604-807-7470 www.Resurrectionlife.bc.ca firstname.lastname@example.org
EVANGELICAL BIBLE CHURCH 2087 McMillan Road
Worship Service - 10:30 am & Children’s Ministry
Weekly activities for students and children as scheduled. Lead Pastor - Warren Schatz Associate Pastor - Adam Palesch Worship Director/Jr. High Youth Associate Pastor - Adam Palesch
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Corner of Ross & Downes Rd.
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Mission Christ The King
34631 Old Clayburn Road 604-853-6151
Rev. Colin VanderPloeg Youth Director: Adam VanDop Sunday Services: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday School: 10:30 am
HOLY COMMUNION 12:30 PM
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LUTHERAN PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH 10:30 am Holy Communion 10:30 am Children’s Ministry 9:00 am Deutsch 2029 Ware St. at Marshall 604-859-5409 Pastor Christoph Reiners www.plc-abby.org
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PENTECOSTAL A mainstream church CHURCH with an evangelical heart 33668 McDougall Street 2597 Bourquin Crescent East Abbotsford Phone: 604-859-6902 604-859-0039
Pastor: Sunday SchoolHans & Kouwenberg Children & Youth:. .Sarah Smitham Adult Bible Classes . . 10:30 Evangelistical Service . . 11:30 am Service ThursdayWorship Bible Study . . .7:00 pm
10:00 am Pastor: D. Rideout Come as you are! 604-850-7579
A church with a vision for Restoration
Community Church 35190 Road 35190 Delair DeLair Road Abbotsford, BC 604-556-7000 Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship a.m. Kids Time for age10:00 2½ to 11 Nursery ageto2½ Kids Timefor forunder age 2½ 11 Evening Nursery Service for under6:00 agep.m. 2½ Everyone is welcome
Meeting at the Seniors’Centre in the Matsqui Recreation Centre on Clearbrook Road ½ block S of MacLure
Many learn the words Few learn the Song
ST. MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS
For information call 604-853-6083 Anglican Network in Canada
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(Nursery provided) Weekly activities for all Everyone welcome
9:00 am Adult Bible Study 9:45 am Sunday School 10:30 am Worship Service
New Location: Grace Church - 2087 McMillan Rd. Sunday - 8:30 am Holy Eucharist with Children’s Ministry Wednesday - 10:00 am Holy Communion
(3 blocks east of White Spot) 604-850-3204 Traditional Services Sunday School. . . .10:00 am Morning Worship . .11:00 am Evening Worship . . 6:30 pm Wed. Bible Study & Childrens Club 7:00 pm
Lutheran Church - Canada (LC-C) Church of the Lutheran Hour 3845 Gladwin Road North 604-853-3227
Times have changed, the Gospel Wednesday Night message Home Bible Study has not 7:00 pm changed Sunday Worship 2:30 pm
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UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA
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Rev. Dorothy Jeffery
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St. Andrew’s United Church
Mt. Lehman United Church
7756 Grand Street at 10th Ave. Mission
6256 Mt. Lehman Road Abbotsford
Rev. Tim Bowman
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Abbotsford Air Cadet Marissa Zurowski, 14, helped MC a performance by the Albert Head Air Cadet Summer Training Centre Band at Victoria’s Beacon Hill Park earlier this month. She’s attending the Military Band – Intermediate Musician Course (MB-IMC) at the training centre, a six-week course where cadets learn musicianship, drum major skills, band drill, conducting, band management, and other music skills that they’ll bring home to their squadrons after the summer.
SPCA helpers are going to the dogs B.C. SPCA shelter manager Jodi Dunlop and Bakerview Pet Hospital veterinarian Kelly O’Blenis are going to the dogs this weekend. The two women will be locked in dog kennels for 29 hours at the Abbotsford
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the two will eat, drink and sleep inside the kennels. A web cam will be mounted in their canine quarters and streamed online so supporters can check on them. To help the cause, donate directly to the shelter or donate minimum $5 and take Dunlop or O’Blenis out for five minutes of freedom. Visit www.spca.bc.ca/Abbotsford.
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No better time than the present to confess your need for God FAITH, from page A10 would even contemplate committing such heinous atrocities, none of us could imagine being responsible for the horrors of Nazism. Nonetheless, in a much smaller way, we are certainly aware of the darker side of our lives, the evil we are capable of doing. The Bible talks about this when it says, “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” It also says, “There is no one righteous, no not one.” This means we can do wonderful things, demonstrate charity, care for the unfortunate, but it is our basic nature that is flawed. We can never be perfect. Do you have a sense of your own disturbing nature? Are you sometimes shocked with the images and ideas that pass through your mind? Are there times when you long to be free of the anguish that comes from
being controlled by your desires? Do you have addictions that consume you and weaken your resolve, even your will to go on? There is hope! John 3:16 is perhaps the best-known verse in the Bible: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.” Jesus, who was perfect, accepted death on a cross for you personally – to take away completely the penalty of the sin you deserve: and he rose from the dead. Today would be the perfect time to call on God through Christ and confess your need for him. Don’t wait: accepting Christ as your Saviour will be the most important decision you’ll ever make! ■ Simon Gibson attends church
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Join the wacky antics of Parks Canada’s exciting new theatre troupe, Beaver Tales, at Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave., on Thursday Aug. 18 at 10:30 a.m. This family-friendly show combines music, humour and tail-slapping good fun for everyone. No registration required. For more information, call the library at 604-826-6610.
Stars in the sky
All night star-gazing is Friday, Aug. 19 from 8 p.m. to 10 a.m. at Aldergrove Lake Regional Park. Aldergrove Bowl is a great place for watching summer stars; bring a blanket and lay back to enjoy the celestial show. Explore the solar system and beyond with help from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Vancouver Centre. Enjoy an interactive play from Greek mythology and navigate the constellations with park interpreters. Participants must arrive before 11 p.m., but can leave at any time. Bring a flashlight, tent, blankets and snacks. Cost is $2/person. Registration not required. Meet at the Aldergrove Bowl entrance on Lefeuvre Road, Abbotsford. Wear warm clothing and footwear suitable to the weather. For more information, contact Metro Vancouver Regional Parks at 604-530-4983.
Teens & pizza
Teens & Tweens Pizza & Games is Saturday, Aug. 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way for ages 12-19. The Friends of the Abbotsford Libraries invite all teens and tweens to an afternoon of cards, board games, giveaways and free pizza. Call 604-859-7814 ext. 232 for details.
Wear your pjs
Pajama story picnic is Wednesday, Aug. 24, from 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at the
Community events To list an event hosted or sponsored by a non-profit group in Abbotsford or Mission, upload it directly to our website: abbotsfordtimes.com, or send an e-mail with a succinct, 75-word description of the event including day, date, time and address to firstname.lastname@example.org, or drop off at 30887 Peardonville Rd, Abbotsford. Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way. Wear your pjs and enjoy outdoor fun with stories, rhymes,
puppets and song. If it rains, we’ll have an indoor picnic. For kids ages 2-7. No registration. Call 604-859-7814.
Women’s lunch meeting
Business and Professional Women’s Club of Mission will host its monthly informative lunch meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 24, from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cedarbrooke Chateau on Seventh Avenue. Guest speaker is Sharon Fletcher, District of Mission, on the topic “Teetering on the Edge of Change; Initiate Change or Ride it Out.” Members $15/guests $20. Pre-register before Aug. 22 to: email@example.com or call 604615-0365.
Hominum Fraser Valley Chapter is an informal discussion and support group to help gay, bi-sexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. Our next meeting is on Friday Aug. 26. Call Art 604-462-9813 or Don 604-329-9760 for time and location and someone will return your call. Meetings are held monthly, the last Friday of every month.
see EVENTS, page A24
The Abbotsford SPCA is having a Book & Bake Sale on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20-21 from noon to 4 p.m., at the Abbotsford SPCA, 34312 Industrial Way. Branch manager Jodi Dunlop will be locked in a dog kennel for 29 hours to raise money for the Paws for a Cause. For more information or to donate call Jodi at 604768-4540.
Legion yard sale
The Ladies Auxiliary to Royal Canadian Legion Branch 15 Abbotsford is hosting an annual yard sale at the legion, 2513 West Railway St. on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There are deals galore, and loonie and toonie tables. To donate to the sale call Trena at 604556-4138.
Kids learn to cook
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Students on their way back to school from summer vacation can look forward to teachers employing technology in imaginative ways that engage kids.
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hile students may be on summer vacation, many teachers are not taking a holiday from finding new ways to bring their passion for education into the classroom. Several Mission teachers have discovered new ways to boost classroom creativity and learning, which made a big impact on students last year, and will continue where they left off come
Students and teachers are ‘clicking in’
First reported @ September. TV remote, which F r o m c l i c k e r s abbotsfordtimes.com empowers students in the classroom to answer questions to teaching with toys, Mission anonymously. teachers are leading the way with “They love it because they can innovative technologies that keep answer honestly and staff is getstudents engaged in learning. ting great feedback on what stu“These kids absolutely eat this dents are learning,” he said. stuff up,” said Jim Pearce, prinStudents respond to questions cipal of Mission Secondary. He using their clickers and teachwas referring to the clickers, ers know immediately how many small devices about the size of a students understand the material
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presented. “It gives students an opportunity to answer what they truly know and it [also] allows the teacher to go back and re-teach part of the lesson,” said Pearce. MSS is the only school in the district using the device and they now have 60 clickers in the school, enough for two classes at a time, rotated among teachers. “We’re the only school leading in that technology, that’s for sure,” see COOL, page A20
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he summer is winding down and soon students will be returning to class. Chances are you’ve seen the back-to-school shopping ads on television and splashed across newspaper pages. Before you start your shopping, the Better Business Bureau has some back-to-school basics. “Whether shopping for new clothes, pens and pencils, or electronic items it’s important to be prepared and have a plan,” says Lynda Pasacreta, BBB President and CEO. “It will keep you on budget, save you money, and avoid getting stuck with an item you don’t want.”
of the merchant. Read the refund and return policy, have in writing any warranty or guarantee details, be familiar with delivery/shipping costs and time schedules, feel comfortable that the merchant is reliable and not the subject of consumer complaints, and be able to trust that any information you submit to complete the sale transaction (credit card number, etc.) will be treated with the proper care.
BBB has these tips to help you be a savvy back-to-school shopper: ■ Plan ahead. Set a realistic budget and stick to it. Make a list of the items you need to purchase to avoid buying on impulse. Be sure to check with your child’s school for a list of required supplies and recommended suppliers to avoid return trips. ■ Ask about returns and refunds. Shopping for new clothes, accessories, and electronics is one of the highlights of going back to school. Ask the store about their return policy and always keep the receipts. In B.C., stores are not legally required to exchange an item or give a refund.
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Before starting back-to-school shopping the BBB recommends having a budget and list in hand to avoid impulse buys.
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Lunch Money Week runs Monday, Aug. 22 to Saturday, Aug. 27, but there’s no deadline for donating. Businesses can sign up online and download posters as well as more information to spread the word at the office. To make it efficient and easy for local businesses to fundraise, the food bank has a website link for the campaign, where donations can be made online. Specially marked brown paper bags are available at the food bank, at 33914 Essendene Ave., but Prang says he will personally deliver bags to any businesses willing to get involved. Last year, the campaign drew in $2,000 to support school breakfast programs, supplemental school supplies and sports camps for underprivileged kids. This year, the food bank wants to raise the bar with a goal of $20,000, and get 75 businesses involved. “To have businesses coming on board and sharing their resources, whether personal or corporate, tells people they’re not alone,” said Prang. “We get tons of thankyou letters. We have to forward those to the community, because without the community, there’d be a lot of people hungry and scared. Fear is actually probably the greatest thing that people are overcoming.”
ut your money where your mouth is. Or, rather, where your lunch is. That’s the latest challenge from the Abbotsford Food Bank, which is encouraging people to drop cash or cheques into specially marked brown paper bags for the fourth annual Lunch Money Week. And as kids get ready to return to school, there’s no better time to consider our community’s less fortunate families. The goal is, instead of going out for lunch, people bring a bagged lunch to work and donate what they would have spent at a restaurant to the food bank. Alternatively, people might match what they spend on eating out in donations for the campaign. Lunch Money Week is a creative way for the food bank to raise funds for important community programs, says program developer Cliff Prang. To get creative, local companies might hold a barbecue or potluck at the office, a picnic at the park, or whatever else they can come up with to rally employees to the cause. “We’re saying this is a fun way for companies – small to large businesses – to fundraise,” said Prang, noting some employees Children make up nearly half of might want to simply donate coffee money, food bank clients and will benwhile other brave souls could even go as far as giving up lunch altogether and do a mid- efit greatly from Lunch Money Week donations. day fast.
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Back to School ICBC’s top 5 tips for teen drivers No. 1 – Set the right example: Driving lessons start much earlier than you may realize – your children will observe your actions and attitude from a very young age. No. 2 – Get in the experts: It’s certainly a good idea to give your teen as much driving experience as possible, so consider also giving them the opportunity to take some lessons with a professional driving instructor. No. 3 – Remember the restrictions: As a parent, you should know the restrictions of the Graduated Licensing Program and make sure that your teen sticks to them. No. 4 – Put it in writing: You may want to consider creating a family contract and set of house rules that are in line with the GLP restrictions. No. 5 – Gearing up: The type of car your teen learns to drive on can make a big difference. It’s best to learn how to drive on a vehicle that’s a manageable size and has good visibility.
“It’s more of a problem solving type of thinking” COOL, from page A17 said Pearce. “We’re moving from the old way into a new way of learning and teaching; it’s really informing both the students and instructor on what the students are learning.” Mission Secondary School also used virtual classroom and video-conferencing technology to teach a Calculus 12 course that was open to any Grade 12 student in the district. Thirteen students physically attended the course, while the remaining 17 were video-conferenced in from their respective schools. The students used Smart Boards and were able to interact with the teacher directly. The program has been so successful – the average class mark is in the 80+ per cent range – that four more courses will be offered this coming year. Over at Heritage Park Secondary, vice principal Wade Peary and teacher Al LaFontaine are shaking things up with their teaching with toys approach. From magic tricks to balls that light up, the toys are an integral part of getting students tuned in to the lesson. Engaging students physically while teaching a concept can increase their overall memory retention, and Peary and LaFontaine believe if they initiate the imagination, the brain will be warmed up to receive academic lessons.
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educators on teaching with toys. “It’s all about creativity and imagination,” said LaFontaine. ◗ For more information on techniques or toys used in Mission classrooms check out the British Columbia Association of Student Activity Advisors at www.bcasaa.bc.ca.
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The Fraser Valley Humane Society is holding a huge garage sale on Sunday, Aug. 28 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at 7076 Mershon St. (off Harbour Avenue) in Mission. There will be a silent auction, 50/50 draw, door prizes and more. Donations of household items in good condition are requested. All proceeds will benefit the FVHS. Contact Cathy at 604-302-0039.
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Let the good times roll Mission’s Rockin River Fest is a show stopper ROCHELLE BAKER Abbotsford Times
ission’s Rockin River Music Festival organizer Kenny Hess is wrung out, but in a good way. Hess, an entertainer who also performed at the festival along the Fraser, said the event had its best year ever. “I’m beat tired, but it’s good beat tired. We had a wonderful, wonderful festival,” he said. “It was our third year, and by far the best year so far.” The country music extravaganza ran Friday and Saturday with a total of 10,000 people moving through the gates. That’s a 40 per cent jump from the 6,000 people who attended last year, said Hess. “We got enough people that [we] won’t have to dig into our own pocket,” he said. “We also got enough people that we now know the show will grow exponentially.” Rockin River’s success is based on the combination of great talent and a great location along the Fraser and within range of Metro Vancouver, said Hess. The festival hosted outstanding country acts such as Travis Tritt, Julian Austin and Lonestar. This year camping was offered at the festival site, and while it still needs some fine-tuning, it’s something people were enthusiastic about. Next year’s festival is in the works, and Hess plans to make it bigger and better than ever. He said he has been in contact with Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw and Toby Keith as potential headliners for next year. Not all three can come at once, and there is nothing official, but Hess has high hopes. However, he stressed that although Rockin River’s potential for growth is huge, he wants ensure it doesn’t sacrifice its small-town charm. “We’re kicking it up notch in 2012 to make it bigger and better,” he said. “But we don’t want to lose the innocence and beauty you have with music festivals.” “We want to maintain that church revival feel . . . mind you it’s a church revival with beer.”
Briefly Country for Kids Country 107.1 presents Country For Kids, a concert benefiting Abbotsford’s Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, Thursday, Aug. 18 at the Rodeo Ring at Abbotsford Exhibition Park (enter grounds at gate #2). Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. Se e A a r o n Pr i t c h e t t , Gord Bamford, AJ Woodworth and Jesse Burch and the Derailers on stage as they help raise money for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice in Abbotsford. One hundred per cent of the proceeds from tickets go to Canuck Place. Tickets are $33.69 ( i n c l u d e s t a x ) g e n e ra l admission at ticketweb.ca.
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Country fans showed their colours at the Mission Rockin’ River Music Festival last weekend (top), which featured Saturday’s headliner Travis Tritt (left) and local favourite Brent Lee (above). A total of 10,000 passed through the festival’s gates this year.
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An evening of poetry, literature and music comes to The Reach as young, local and emerging writers share their work at the Literary Café on Friday. Making Waves: Reading BC and Pacific Northwest Literature is the first release from the University of the Fraser Valley’s university press. Its pages explore the traditions, struggles, ideas and conflicts of the Pacific Northwest’s writers and poets. Readers for the evening are Chelsea Thornton, Paul Falardeau and Frances Cabahug. The book’s essayists include heavy-hitting authors, poets, laureates, professors and some bright upand-comers of the B.C. scene. The Reach celebrates these new authors in a night that looks to the future, even as it bows to the past. Musical guests include Franklyn Currie and Cale Stanage. The Literary Café is Friday, Aug. 19 at The Reach, 32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12/10 for students at The Reach. Call 604-864-8087 ext. 111 or e-mail email@example.com for tickets of information, or order online at www.thereach.ca.
The Historic Dewdney Pub presents the music of Pine Cone on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. You will enjoy their amazing selection of classic rock which is great for listening and dancing. ‘Sunday Blues Jam” in the ‘church of the blues’ is every Sunday from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. or later if the joint is hoppin’. Join the best blues musicians in the valley. Roger Potter hosts ‘Acoustic Open Mic’ every Wednesday at the Dewdney Pub at 8 p.m. Potter joins the group of very talented musicians to expand the pub’s commitment to live music in the valley. The talented Karen Lee Batten of Canadian Idol fame, hosts karaoke on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. You can also have a chance to win in a trip to Las Vegas. Ken McCoy Band plays Friday, Aug. 26 at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26 in the pub. Tickets are $10. Ken McCoy Band will also be featured at 7 p.m. on the patio on Saturday, Aug. 27. The Bike and Car Rally is at 3 p.m. A barbecue rib dinner is at 6 p.m. The all-day pass is $25 which includes the dinner. The Historic Dewdney Pub, which has plenty of room to dance, is located five minutes east of Mission, just off Hwy 7 – watch for the signs. Call 604-826-4762 for more information.
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Auditions for The Death of Dracula are Saturday, Aug. 27 at 12 p.m. and Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 7 p.m at Opening Nite Theatre, 33135 N. Railway Ave., Mission. Needed are two young women and six men, from mid-20s to early-70s. Actors need only come to one audition, and will be asked to read an excerpt from the play, so come ready to read. We are also looking for anyone wanting to become involved offstage. If you are interested in stage managing, lights, sound, or costumes, come to the auditions or e-mail openingnitetheatre@hotmail. com.
Harrison Craft Market The Harrison Festival Society presents the Harrison Craft Market on Saturday, Sept. 3 and Sunday, Sept. 4, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The market features handcrafted products from the finest artisans, and takes place around the Harrison Memorial Hall. A number of the vendors from this summer’s Harrison Festival Art Market will be returning for this market. Handcrafted items include jewelry, pottery, s c u l p t u re s, p a i n t i n g s, photographs, glass work, handmade children’s clothing and accessories, fabric goods, wooden toys, garden planters, books and more. The Muddy Waters Café presents The Hornets on Saturday and the Howlers on Sunday on their outdoor stage. – STAFF REPORTER
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The Envision Twilight Concert Series presents Bijou du Bayou at Fraser River Heritage Park in Mission on Friday, Aug. 19 from 7 p.m. to 8 pm. This Vancouver Island Cajun band brings high-energy music combining Cajun, Zydeco, Swing, Calypso, and a few other flavours to create a sound that would make the Amish want to do the Bugaloo. From fast-paced infectious (and danceable) tunes to a slow lovers’ waltz, the band’s sound can be described as Barenaked Ladies colliding with Buckwheat Zydeco. Jeff Weaver of CBC Victoria said, “Hard to believe these fellows didn’t grow up sucking crayfish on the shores of Lake Ponchartrain. Their performances are drenched in the good humour and joie de vivre that the music is famous for.” The Art in the Park program features Gina Esche’s natural way to body wellness and Karla Turner’s specialty blended leaf teas. Laughing Bird performs on Wednesday, Aug. 24 from 7 p.m. to 8 pm.
Entertainers, songwriters and recording artists, Laughing Bird – Tupelo Kenyon and Janey Wing Kenyon – are a contemporary folk-rock duo that has been sharing their music with audiences across the U.S. and elsewhere since the mid-1970s. The Kenyons are acoustic-based multi-instrumentalists who excel at upbeat, positive, original songs. Their music spans many genres including progressive folk, light rock, new country, new age, meditative, novelty, ballads and love songs. The Art in the Park program features the art of Pam Ellis, Betty Sandmark’s beaded jewelry, and Salt Lane Studio’s craft workshop. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and join us at the park. The Log Cabin Café and the Blackberry Kitchen are open. Admission is free but donations are encouraged. For more information call 604-826-0277. The park is located at 7494 Mary St. in Mission. – STAFF REPORTER
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Setting water on fire Local paddler grabs gold for Canada
“I really enjoyed the intensity and the expectations. I learned so much every time, and I came back feeling fulfilled. I just wanted more,” she said. “I just had to fill that need of wanting more.” Years of training paid off when she made the Canadian senior women’s team last spring, and in July she joined her teammates from across the country in Halifax for a brief training session before heading to Tampa. “We didn’t realize how strong we were. We had nothing to compare it to,” said English. “Once we had our first race under our belt, we started realizing our potential and our strength and it just clicked and we worked as a tight unit.”
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ost prison guards are not too interested in displaying a whole lot of bling. That too can be said of Rita English, who, when not walking the beat at Ferndale Institution in Mission, is out churning up the water with the Canadian senior women’s dragon boat team. English just returned from the 10th IDBF World Dragon Boat Racing Championships in Tampa, Fla. Aug. 3-8, where she brought home four gold medals and a bronze for Canada. “I didn’t know what to expect because it was my first [world competition],” said English, 45, a single mom who lives in Chilliwack. “Coming across the finish line was one thing but then standing on the podium and seeing the flag rise . . . that was the best,” said English. “I felt it on the podium when I saw the flag go up. They were singing O Canada, and that’s when my emotions would come out.” Under all that bravado, English admitted that she did, in fact, cry. The road to the worlds was a long time coming. It was about 10 years ago that the mother of two was strolling the corridors as a correctional officer at Kent Maximum Security Institution in Agassiz. That was also about the same year she picked up a dragon boat paddle for the first time. “I just needed to do my own thing, get away from the job and try something completely different,” she said. She hooked up with Sudden Impact Pad-
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“I felt it on the podium when I saw the flag go up. They were singing O Canada and that’s when my emotions would come out.” – Rita English, paddler
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Local athlete Rita English won four gold medals and a bronze at the World Dragon Boat Championships Aug. 3-8 in Tampa, Fla. “Seeing the [Canadian] flag rise . . . that was the best,” she said. Top photo, national senior women’s team outpowers other boats to take the gold medal in Tampa. dling Club which trains at Cultus Lake, and there she met two-time Olympian kayaker Kamini Jain, who was coaching the club.
While still training at the local lake on her outrigger canoe, English later joined the women’s team at False Creek in Vancouver.
provincials and nationals, but this was his first win. Local wrestler Matthew Dignan, 16, He admitted that he was a bit brought home his first gold medal from nervous before the final. the Western Canadian Summer Games “One wrong move could just last week in Kamloops. end the match right there [if ] The Grade 11 Yale Secondary student, they pin you,” he said. who trains out of the Abby Wrestling But that was not the case for Club, was part of an 11-member B.C. this Abbotsford wrestler who Team, which in total took six gold, three has two more years of high silver and two bronze to earn top spot school competition available. MATTHEW DIGNAN in the standings. At the WCSG in Kamloops, “It felt pretty good to bring home the Dignan went undefeated for gold medal from a big tournament,” said Dig- four matches, out-scoring his opponents 52-1 nan, who wrestles in the 54kg class. in points. – JEAN KONDA-WITTE Earlier this spring he placed second in the
The senior women’s Canadian team went on to win gold in the 1,000 metres, 500m, 200m, 200m short boat, and took bronze in the grueling 2,000m. “We all watched the Olympics and we all saw the athletes, and I felt that I was kind of a part of that.” Now back on solid ground and resuming her work at Ferndale Institution, English isn’t quite ready to rest on her laurels. She’s setting her sights on the worlds in Hungary in 2013. The mother of Brock, 13, and Lindsay, 15, gives a lot of the credit to her family. “I really appreciated my kids’ support. It was really important and paramount. They were so well grounded and supportive, I couldn’t have done it without them.”
Swimmer shines Twelve-year-old Abbotsford swimmer, Robyn Nakano, travelled to Montreal July 27 to take part in the 2011 Canadian Age Group Swimming Championships. The Olympians Swim Club member joined 1,700 swimmers from 200 clubs across Canada. Robyn, swimming at this level for the first time, reached the finals in 50 metres, 100m and 200 fly. She placed seventh in 200 fly and ninth in 50 and 100 fly. Robyn broke club records in 50
fly with a time of 31.60 and 100 fly with a time of 1:10.84. Robyn also swam in the 50 and 100 backstroke, achieving 100 per cent best times in all her swims. “I am so proud of Robyn. She has trained so hard and to make finals in her very first national competition is just amazing,” said Abbotsford Olympians head coach Adrienne Goodey. “This meet was the largest age group meet in Canadian history so the competition was very strong indeed. This was a great end to a fantastic season for Robyn.” – STAFF REPORTER
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GREENHOUSE LABOURERS required for Canadian Valley Growers with locations in Aldergrove and Abbotsford. Job involves picking, planting and harvesting annuals. Heavy lifting and standing for long periods of time is required. Hours are 40+ over 6 days per week. Rate of pay is $9.28/hr. This job would be suitable for those looking for regular seasonal employment. Fax resumes to 604-857- 0666 or mail to Box 1330, Aldergrove, BC V4W 2V1
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Tim Stephens' Astral Reﬂections Aries March 21 - April 19: Beauty, romance and “sports luck” don’t end now, but they do fade in big eno ugh chunks to let work, health concerns and duties reassert their hold on your life – tackle these. A co-worker will attract you. Remember, start nothing new and important before Friday. Sunday’s deceptive. Talk, travel, casual friends ﬁll Monday/Tuesday. Your home, security, property, children draw your attention Wednesday (barriers) and Thursday (success). This whole area intensiﬁes now to Sept. 19 – don’t move into a new home before then. Romance, creativity lure and please you Friday/Saturday. Taurus April 20-May 20: A period of restriction ends Tuesday. The weeks ahead feature romance, sports, beauty, charming kids, creativity and self expression. You’ll be lucky – perhaps luckier than in the last 12 years! Yes, do take a chance. However, don’t start anything major before Friday, especially in monetary, domestic, property or romantic zones. If you’re single and looking, next week (Aug. 28/29) will bring a superb chance to start a new relationship. Wait until then. Deal with money Monday/Tuesday. Friends, travel irk Wednesday, please Thursday. Quiet satisfaction ﬁlls you Friday/Saturday. Gemini May 21-June 20: Tuesday starts a month of domestic, property, security concerns, gardening, nutrition and physical recuperation – a lucky smoothness aids these, especially if a legal, international, or seclusion factor is involved. E.g., buying property in another country, or suing over a lease, or seeking a vacation retreat. But don’t start anything big in these (or any) areas before Friday. (Aug. 28/29 will be a good time to pursue these domestic concerns and to end a bad link.) Rest Sunday. Your energy, charisma rise Monday/Tuesday. Thursday solves a sexual dilemma. Travel at week’s end.
Cancer June 21-July 22: The weeks ahead bring a busy but not terribly important time. Communications, errands, travel, paperwork and casual acquaintances will ﬁll your days. You’re ambitious, determined, social, and lucky – a wish could come true, especially about employment or health. (Still, don’t start anything big until Friday onward.) The money emphasis fades, but collect some Friday/Saturday. You ﬁnally get a green light for shopping. Sunday’s social. Retreat early, and rest through Tuesday. Your energy and charisma soar Wednesday (step lightly) and Thursday. Money’s lucky Friday/Saturday. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: You’ve been centre stage over the last month, but now turn your focus to money, earning it, paying, buying/selling, possessions, memory and sensual relationships. (To Sept. 18, avoid legal ﬁghts. Wednesday/Thursday might give you a deﬁnite clue about this.) Live up to your parental or career “role” Sunday. Popularity, social delights, entertainment, optimism and light romance visit Sunday night to Tuesday. Lie low, rest, contemplate Wednesday/Thursday. Your energy, charisma and effectiveness soar Friday/Saturday. In the eight years ahead, you’ll ﬁnd “true” marriage. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Your energy, charisma and effectiveness will surge upward Tuesday onward. Don’t start anything important before Friday – but after that, pursue big, important things. Ask favours, seek co-operation and aid, be brave, go after what you most deeply want, especially in sexual, intimate, lifestyle, ﬁnancial and health zones – AFTER Wednesday. A wish comes true in these areas over the next four weeks. You’ll attract the opposite sex for four weeks. Live up to parenting or career roles Monday/Tuesday. Popularity, social joys arrive midweek. Retreat brieﬂy Friday/Saturday.
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August 21 - 27, 2011 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Someone might reveal their attraction for you in the month ahead. If you’re already involved, love grows, and a wedding is possible. (It doesn’t have to happen now into late September, but the wheels start rolling.) Whether you’re married or single, far travel, religion, higher education, cultural events or legal affairs expand over the month ahead, and will strike a note that can thrum luckily for you right into next June. Whatever happens, don’t start anything before Friday. (If one of these “projects” – wedding, far travel, etc. – comes to you before Thursday, beware it. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Rest, recuperate Sunday. Your romantic antennae vibrate Sunday night into early Wednesday. Enjoy what you have, but don’t start anything, relationship nor project, before Friday. Delay and indecision would affect it, but worse, real ill could brew here, into Thursday. So wait until Friday/Saturday, when relationship excitement rises again. The whole month ahead features sexual urges, the need for intimacy, ﬁnances, investments, debts, secrets, lifestyle choices and health diagnosis. These will generally yield lucky, gratifying results – but not if they arise before Friday. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: A month of drudgery ends; a month of excitement begins. Opportunities, new horizons,agreements,partnerships,negotiations, relocation – these await you, but don’t act on them (especially if they’re new) before Friday, or you could incur their ﬂip side: opposition, enmity, obstacles and competition. (This wouldn’t be direct: ﬁrst you’d incur bad luck, then frustration would make you belligerent instead of diplomatic: and the result’s obvious.) But that’s unlikely, as you’re treated with affection by others for four weeks! Keep at a minor task. Romance, Wednesday/Thursday. email@example.com • Reading: 416-686-5014
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MISSION UPPER/LOWER SUITES 7th Ave – 2bdrm south facing above ground bsmnt suite - recently updated - tile & laminate (no carpets) - private w/d - covered back patio - convenient loc across from rec centre - $700/mo incl utils – shower only (no bath) 2nd Ave – tastefully updated 2bdrm upper ﬂoor in convenient d/t location – f/s d/w – shared w/d – south facing sundeck – outstanding view - carport - $900/mo + shared utils APARTMENTS 1A Ave – clean 1 bdrm unit – convenient downtown location - close to Westcoast Express, shopping and amenities – $600/mo+utils – N/P - no smoking - no w/d on site. HOUSES Scott – IMMACULATE – dated but in perfect condition – 4 bdrm 1.5 baths – enclosed garage – fenced yard – convenient central location - priced very well – $1200/mo – no pets no smoking Lougheed Hwy – adorable 2 bdrm rancher on acreage – appx 1000 sq ft - recently remodelled w/ new kitchen, bath, windows, ﬂooring etc – unﬁnished bsmnt for storage – RV parking - $1200/mo 12th Ave – fantastic 3bdrm, 1/2 den near Centennial Park - brand new paint, ﬂooring & countertops – 1.5 baths – carport – large fenced backyard – f/s w/d h-up – $1200/mo Waxberry – 4bdrm+den split level family home - 2.5 baths - Great Hillside school catchment area – double garage – fenced yard - 5 appliances – avail August 15th or 31st - $1600/mo Bracken – 4bdrm family home with super sized lot – large rec room - encl gar – fenced yard – great area - RV parking – 7 appliances – central air - $1650/mo Best Ave – Custom built 6bdrm home with luxurious quality ﬁnishing – 4bdrms up there is a 2bdrm inlaw or nanny suite to the side – 13 & 18 ft ceilings – 2 master bdrms have full baths – one with large Jacuzzi tub – 2 family rooms – double garage – fenced yard – a lovely home - $2300/mo ABBOTSFORD APARTMENTS
LATITUDE - designer selected color scheme - Open concept kitchen w/ granite countertops and eating bar - 6 ST/ST appliances include in-suite laundry. Electric f/p - spacious covered deck, gated u/g parking. Billiards & exercise room in building #330 – 2 bdrm – 2 bathroom - 805 sq.ft. - southeast facing - $1050/mo #406 – 1 bdrm + den – top ﬂoor - 686 sq.ft. - east facing - $900/mo TEMPO – #201 - jr 1bdrm north facing suite – 558 sq ft – in suite w/d – no balcony - $730/mo+elect – hot water incl
When you can’t bank on the banks.
1 BR, bright above ground bsmt, avail immed, 5 appls, own wd, $720. Sandy Hill area. ns, np, Call David 604-855-3398
FRASER VALLEY HOME TEAM
1 BR/Bach, FURN/unfurn, FARM, SHOP, pool, W/D, cable, ph, net $500+ MISSION. 604-826-3874
Selling Your Home? Call
RICK EDEN 604-854-4888 FREE Property Evaluation
25 yr. Gold Master Medallion Recipient
Landmark/Rick Eden Agencies CENTRAL LOCATION ABBOTFORD 4 level split, 3 BR., 2 ½ baths, double att. garage, large dble. lot fully landscaped with large work/garden shed. Updated throughout incl. oak floor and pot lights in the kitchen, new en suite, new window coverings, new paint inside and out, new roof and completed basement with wet bar plus intercom/ radio system up and down. Great for medium to large family – lots of room to install pool or play area in the backyard. Good neighbors who have lived on this street for years – well looked after properties. $479,000 (this price includes all appliances) and some furniture negotiable. Call for appointment to view 604-855-7033 or cell. 604-807-8441. For sale by owner. No realtors
EXCEPTIONAL LAKEVIEW Lots from $150,000. Owner wants to retire. Will carry financing. 1-250-558-7888 www.orlandoprojects.com
Real Estate Wanted
REAL Estate Investor looking for Houses, Townhomes, Condos. Phone Calum 604-532-1923 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Waterfront 2Br+cottage, Private cove. Nanoose Bay, Van. Island. 1/3 acre. 1-250-468-9607 www.suncovebeachhouse.ca
Need a New Place?
Find one in the Classiﬁeds To advertise call 604-850-9600
To advertise in the Abbotsford Times Classiﬁed
REAL ESTATE section, call
CLASSI FI ED
A34 THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2011 THE TIMES
HOME SERVICES AUTOMOTIVE 8075
R & B Enterprises Boarding, Taping, Textured Ceilings, roofing & roof repairs. Les 604-703-4549.. 866-4594
YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
COL-RIC CONTRACTING • Excavating •turf instalation (top soil spreading Dumptrucking •mini•excavator • dump truck service •• retaining walls • fencing breaker Landscaping ••concrete Fencing • land clearing • demolition
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QUALITY WORK. DONE RIGHT.
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AT AUTO CREDIT FAST
Collectibles & Classics
38/HR! CLOGGED drains, drips, garbs, sinks, reno’s, toilets,installs, Lic/Ins. 604-217-2268
Capt’n Crunch 8175
★ FREE ESTIMATES ★ Brick, Block, Cultured Stone & Glass Block. Willie 604-612-1600
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Recycling all but food waste ✦ Wood Products ✦ Tires ✦ Construction Waste
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FAMILY MAN w/truck for yard & home clean ups, light moves, odd jobs & scrap rem. 604-820-2383.
06 FORD TAURUS SE
2006 Mercedes-Benz C230 44K, no acc. silver, black interior, ex. condition. $17,500. Tel: 604 506 9661, email@example.com
Parts & Accessories
06 SUZUKI AERIO
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05 FORD FOCUS 2X4 SES
OVER A THOUSAND VEHICLES TO CHOOSE FROM
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August 20-26, 2011
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00 HONDA CR-V
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99 VW JETTA TDi 99 BMW 328i
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2003 FORD EXPLORER XLT, 4x4, tow pkg, exc cond, $8000. new tires & brakes. 604-881-0306
Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks
Pick A Part Used Auto Parts 43645 Industrial Way Chilliwack BC V2R 4L2
2006 CHEVY Equinox LT heated seats sunroof, pw, ps, 117,600 km, $8500. Ph 604-798-9648 1999 GMC pick-up, fully loaded, leather , 228,000k, 1 owner, 5.3L. $7200 obo. 778-298-5510
2006 FORD Escape XLT, 4wd,1 owner, 130,000 k, auto, cd, no accid $11,800. 604-987-6688
Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm 7 Days A Week www.pickapart.ca AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673 FREE SCRAP car & truck removal. Top $$ paid for all. No wheels - no problem. 604-615-7175
2000 DODGE Ram, 3/4 ton, 5.9ltr, mint, 4WD, loaded. Weekender 8 ft camper, xtra lite, all incl, bath/shower. 16ft Champion boat, (surveyed)100hp Mercury, 7.5 Merc kicker, fish finder, downrigger, includes galv. trailer, ready for fishing and skiing. All records. $18,600/all or will sell separate. Must sell due to health problems. 604-308-3167
2006 JEEP LIBERTY (Jeep 65) 4WD, Low kms, extra clean BCAA inspected. : $12,860. Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 www.autofleet.biz stk12274
J & T SCRAP CAR REMOVAL & TOWING Will pick up 24 hrs 7 days /wk Cars, Trucks, Farm Equipment, Etc
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1 ton and 5 ton truck available
2000 FORD Ranger XLT Sport, 4x2 p/u. 6 cyl, 3.0L, 5 spd, black, 12,400k., $4350, 604-255-5453
2007 CHEV SILVERADO 2500 HD Ext 4X4. No acc’d, clean BCAA inspected and Carproof $19,960 Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 www.autofleet.biz stk 12049
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94 VW JETTA
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2001 NISSAN Xterra, Standard, 4x4. Green, new tires, roof rack, 340k. $3300 obo. 604-230-2025
STEVE TOWING SERVICES Scrap Car Removal. We Pay $$ for all cars. Call 778-316-7960
Refer to the Home Services section for all your home improvement, decorating, and design needs.
Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks
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07 FORD FREESTAR SPORT
brought to our yard
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Moving & Storage
2009 FORD Escape 4wd, 38,000 k, exc cond, 2 sets tires, auto, roof rack, $21,000. 604-899-6002
2004 Kia Magentis 81000 km. Leather. Full ext warranty. EXV6. Loaded. Carfax. 2nd owner .N/S. $5,888 (604) 991-0604
Scrap Car Removal
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10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005
2007 FORD FUSION SE, v6, auto, maroon, fully loaded, clean, 65k, $8450 firm. 604-538-4883
1969 FORD Falcon Futura $15,000 Immac. paint/body 302 Cu In/auto. p/s front disc brakes, numerous high performance enhancements. Local BC car. Must be seen to be appreciated. Call 604-307-0201, pictures at: photobucket.com/69falcon
1991 MITSUOKA LESEYDE 2.0l, DOHC, 160hp, s/roof, cruise, air cared, 24k, $19,900.00 obo / consider trades. 604-536-4293
1999 FORD Taurus driven only by SR. lady, 68,150km, new/tires aircared, $5900. 604-536-2175
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drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187
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THE TIMES THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2011
Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks
2008 FORD ESCAPE LTD 4WD, leather & much more, super clean BCAA inspected. $18,960. Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 www.autofleet.biz stk12286
Sports & Imports
2010 CHEVY EXPRESS CARGO (A/C) : $19,960 Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 www.autofleet.biz stk12308
12FT ALUMINUM boat, not used in salt walter, ez loader trlr, 4 hp Johnston, 7.5 Mer. outboard, with extras $2000firm, 604-985-1511
1991 BMW 850I, exc body, clean, 67K, new tires & parts, Moving Must sell! $13,900, 604-728-7947
1999 HONDA Accord Coupe, 2 dr, 5 spd, cd, black, 196K, great cond. $3850 obo, 604-272-5355 2001 TOYOTA Corolla, 119,000 k, all power options, cd player. $5,150 obo. 604-588-5215
2003 BMW 320i 124,000kms. Leather interior, great condition, $9,000 negotiable. call 778-882-5076 or email@example.com
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Was $29,620 $
REDUCED - 2008 Sportsmen, 28 ft 5th wheel, 2 slides, sleeps 6, spotless. $20,900. 604-590-2824
1976 VW Westfalia, rebuit 79 engine. many new parts, solid body, $4700 takes, 604-728-7947
MOTORHOME, CLASS C, for rent. Sleeps 5. Fully loaded! Exc cond. Call Jesse, 604-783-6848
9535 1977 FORD VAN Camper, good cond, low mileage, insulated roof, stove, bike rack. $2000 obo. Call 1-226-748-9749
Was $71,290 Save $15,292
Was $57,215 Save $10,716
Was $48,220 Save $9,987
2007 DODGE CARAVAN SE $9,980. Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 www.autofleet.biz stk 12307
2011 RAM 1500 ST
2011 RAM 1500 ST
DVD, pwr doors, rear a/c, alloys, back up camera
Crew cab, 4x4, Hemi, SXT pkg w/Hemi
Quad cab 4x4, SXT pkg
Was $39,270 Save $9,306
Was $40,965 Save $12,415
Was $37,895 Save $11,480
pre-owned! 2009 DODGE RAM ST
25,600 km, quad cab, 4x4, Hemi
2007 GMC DENALI AWD
22” wheels, DVD, leather
now Reduce Reuse Recycle The classiﬁeds can help! 604.795.4417 604.850.9600
2005 250 YAHAMA Quad 4X2 900 KM, winch + buddy seat $ 2,000 Call 604-853-8825
1997 DODGE VAN, 3/4 ton, 45 tires new, all new parts, exc cond, air cared, $3000, 604-594-5583
2011 TOWN & COUNTRY
4x4, crew cab
2012 CHALET 11 ft. w/2 slides. Sale $49,995. CC121162. 604-856-5722. kustomkoachrv.com
2011 RAM 1500 LONGHORN
2011 GRAND CARAVAN SE
Crew cab, 4x4, diesel, longbox, leather, loaded
2010 TIMBER RIDGE 3202, Sale $31,995. TR1032022. 604-856-5722. kustomkoachrv.com
(we are secure & conﬁdential)
2011 GRAND CARAVAN CVP
2011 RAM 3500 LARAMIE
2007 Mazda 5 Clean. Loaded including M/R. Fun and economical. Call 604-755-9217
LOWEST prices in BC
2009 BAY Star 27ft A Home, gas, 3900 miles! Generator, 2 slides, auto lev, backup camera, 2 TVs, & more! Exc cond. 604-501-7778
2003 VW Passat wagon, 1.8L turbo, 117K, grey, 5 spd, great shape, $9000 obo, 604-715-0357
No Application Refused or 1-877-792-0599 or apply online
2004 PLEASURE- WAY PLATEAU M/H Mercedes Benz Turbo diesel. Immac cond fully loded with Onan Generator, 62,937k’s, $59,900. Ph 1-604-220-5005
2010 TAMARACK TRAIL 718FQ Litewt. Sale $15,995. TT107181. 604-856-5722. kustomkoachrv.com
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2003 HONDA Accord EX limited edition, auto V6, fully loaded, leather, sunroof, 160 K, $7950. 778-881-4726
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you can place & pay for your classiﬁed ads online.
2005 Walker Bay 275R 8’ RID with oars, pump and SS boat mount hware. $1,100 Call: (604) 377-6040
As long as you have a wireless connection
1980 17FT Double Eagle, w/trlr, 4cyl, Volvo Penta, w/280 leg, runs great, $4500, 604-728-7947
1995 ACURA INTEGRA LS. 2 doors, manual trans. 198,900 original km. 1 owner. No accid. Well maintained. Service reports avail. $2,950 obo. 604-888-0017
pre-owned! 2009 JEEP SAHARA
Auto, a/c, lifted, low kms
pre-owned! 2008 GRAND CARAVAN
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Wise customers read the ﬁne print: •, *, ±, ††, §, ! The Guts Glory Ram Event offers are limited time offers which apply to retail deliveries of selected new and unused models purchased from participating dealers on or after August 3, 2011. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Offers subject to change and may be extended without notice. See participating dealers for complete details and conditions. •$26,498 Purchase Price applies to 2011 Ram 1500 Quad Cab SXT 4x4 (24A+AGR+XFH) only and includes $8,750 Consumer Cash Discount. See participating dealers for complete details. Pricing includes freight ($1,400) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and applicable taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealers may sell for less. *Consumer Cash Discounts are offered on most new 2010 and select 2011 vehicles and are manufacturer-to-dealer incentives, which are deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. Amounts vary by vehicle. See your dealer for complete details. ±Variable Prime Rate ﬁnancing up to 84 months is offered on approved credit on most new 2010 and 2011 vehicles to qualiﬁed retail customers through TD Financing Services, Royal Bank of Canada and Scotiabank. Bi-weekly payments shown are based on 84-month terms. Variable rate shown is based on TD, RBC and Scotiabank Prime Rate and ﬂuctuates accordingly. Payments and ﬁnancing term may increase or decrease with rate ﬂuctuations. TD offer is not open to residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, Yukon, Nunavut and Northwest Territories. Some conditions apply. See participating dealers for complete details. ††Customer Choice Financing for 36-, 48- and 60-month terms on approved credit through TD Financing Services and Ally Credit Canada is available at participating dealerships to qualiﬁed retail customers on select new 2011 Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram models. Taxes on the full negotiated purchase price are payable at the beginning of the contract term resulting in higher payments than payments taxed on a periodic basis and are not reﬂected in advertised payments. The following terms apply to TD Financing Services contracts. (Different contract terms apply to Ally Credit Canada offers. See your dealer for complete details.) Vehicles are ﬁnanced over a 36-, 48- or 60-month term with payments amortized over a term of up to 96 months and the pre-determined residual balance payable at the end of the contract. At contract’s end, customers have the choice of returning their vehicle through a Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram dealership with no further obligations (except payment of a $199 return fee and excess wear and tear, mileage and similar charges), ﬁnancing the remaining balance for the rest of the amortization period at then-current standard rates or paying the residual balance in full. Some conditions apply. Customer Choice Financing offered by TD in Quebec is subject to different terms and conditions. All advertised Customer Choice Financing offers are TD offers. Example: 2011 Ram 1500 Quad Cab SXT 4x4 (24A+AGR+XFH) with a Purchase Price of $26,498 ﬁnanced at 1.99% APR over 48 months with payments amortized over 86 months equals 104 biweekly payments of $153 and one ﬁnal payment of $12,160 for a cost of borrowing of $1,558 and a total obligation of $28,056. Taxes, licence, insurance, registration, excess mileage and wear and tear charges, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and charges not included. Dealers may sell for less. See participating dealers for complete details. §2011 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Laramie with optional equipment shown. Price including applicable Consumer Cash Discounts: $39,635. Pricing includes freight ($1,400) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and applicable taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealers may sell for less. !Loyalty Bonus Cash is offered on most new 2011 and 2012 Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram models (with the exception of 2011/2012 Dodge Caliber Canada Value Package and SE Plus, Grand Caravan Canada Value Package, Grand Caravan Cargo Van, Journey Canada Value Package, Ram 1500 Reg Cab [4x2 & 4x4], Ram Chassis Cab, Jeep Wrangler 2-door Sport, Patriot Sport [4x2 & 4x4] and Compass Sport [4x2 & 4x4]) and is deducted from the negotiated price after taxes. Eligible customers include those that had entered into a new Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge or Ram vehicle FinanciaLinx Lease or Gold Key Lease with a maturity date from August 1st, 2011 and forward. Some conditions apply. See your dealer for complete details. ¥Based on 2011 EnerGuide full-size truck V8 to V6 fuel economy comparison. The Best Buy Seal is a registered trademark of Consumers Digest Communications LLC, used under licence. #Based on May 2010 – May 2011 Canadian industry light-duty pickup truck owners trading in their pickup for a new pickup truck. ºBased on 2011 year-to-date market share gain. $Based on Ward’s full-size pickup segmentation. ®SIRIUS and the dog logo are registered trademarks of SIRIUS Satellite Radio Inc. ®Jeep is a registered trademark of Chrysler Group LLC. Customer Choice Financing is a trademark of Chrysler Group LLC.
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2011 RAM 1500 QUAD CAB SXT 4X4
26,498 PURCHASE FOR
TO A RAM SLT •
INCLUDES $8,750 CONSUMER CASH* AND FREIGHT.
• More pickup owners are switching to Ram 1500 ≠ than to any other pickup • Canada’s Fastest Growing Choice of Light Duty Pickup° • Most Awarded Ram Truck Ever • Winner of Consumers Digest 2011 Best Buy Award • Winner of Automobile Magazine “All Star” award 2 years in a row (2010 and 2011) • HEMI® engine is a 6-time winner of Ward’s Automotive “10 Best Engines” • HEMI® V8 FuelSaver MDS technology seamlessly transforms the powerful HEMI® V8 to a fuel-saving four cylinder • Available Class-Exclusive RamBox® Cargo Management SystemΩ • Available Class-Exclusive In-Floor Storage BinsΩ • 5 Year/100,000 km Powertrain Warranty
2011 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Laramie shown.§
A VARIABLE PRIME RATE OF
FOR 84 MONTHS AND $0 DOWN
• HEMI® V8 power with V6 fuel economy • Remote keyless entry • 17" aluminum wheels • SIRIUS® Satellite Radio (includes one year of service) • Temperature and compass gauges • Premium interior door trim • Overhead console • Power sliding rear window
2011 RAM 1500 SLT QUAD CAB 4X4
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THE POWER TO PULL MEETS THE POWER TO SAVE. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
V8 POWER. V6 FUEL ECONOMY. ¥
CUSTOMER CHOICE FINANCING $ 153 1.99 @
WITH THE OPTION TO RETURN AFTER 48 MONTHS
FOR 48 MONTHS AND $0 DOWN
AND RECEIVE A
NO CHARGE ®
✔ ✔ ✘
EXT. CAB WITH 4 FULL-SIZE DOORS SIRIUS® SATELLITE RADIO
✔ ✘ ✘
(1 YEAR NO-CHARGE SUBSCRIPTION)
REAR STABILIZER BAR
HD ENGINE COOLING
LINK COIL REAR SUSPENSION
POWER WINDOWS AND LOCKS
4 & 7-PIN TRAILER TOW WIRING HARNESS
RETURNING LEASE CUSTOMERS, GET $3,000 LOYALTY CASH.∞