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vehicle; Nissan will provide maintenance and repairs for a year. Donna Wyant and Sandy Henderson of Abbotsford BCAA were also on hand to provide a year’s worth of car insurance, a BCAA membership gift certificate, a $100 gas coupon and a BCAA auto safety kit. At one point, as the photographer arranged people around the car, Kari took a moment to bury her head into her son’s shoulder and breathed a big sigh of relief.

In November, the council voted to request the provincial government permit Abbotsford to undertake a single-tier regional structure. The proposal was reintroduced at a council meeting Monday to allow the newly elected council, which includes newcomers Mayor Bruce Banman and Coun. Henry Braun, a second look at the idea. But the council voted in favour of proceeding over the objections of Banman, Braun and Coun. Patricia Ross, vicechairwoman of the FVRD. Previous to the meeting, Banman said he wanted to engage in dialogue with the province and the regional district to iron out outstanding disputes. “It boils down to money,” said Banman. “Abbotsford is paying the lion’s share of dollars into the FRVD in terms of population, and feels it’s paying for more than it is getting back.” There’s the danger the provincial government may oblige Abbotsford to join the Metro Vancouver Regional

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An emotional – but very happy – Kari Beyea hugs her son Justin after she received a Grand Am from Fix Auto and gifts from many other sponsors on Tuesday.

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ari Beyea didn’t have much time to get used to the idea she had received a free car in this year’s Abbotsford-Mission Times Christmas Car Giveaway. Her son Justin had taken her out on the pretense of Christmas shopping, but told her they had to make a stop at Fix Auto on the east side of Abbotsford. When they went to the shop’s front desk and Justin told the receptionist they were there to

pick up a car, the light went on for Kari. But she was still astonished while being whisked through the side door into the work bay, where a small crowd applauded her and snapped photos. All she could do for a few minutes was smile and say “oh wow, oh wow,” as she was shown around her new car – a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am – by Ben Alleckna, the regional manager for Fix Auto, and Dave Jung, operations manager from Abbotsford Nissan. Fix Auto Abbotsford East (H&R), and Abbotsford West (Renascent) teamed up to provide the

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Tw o l o c a l n o n - p ro f i t groups that were semi-finalists in the Aviva Community Fund online contest that supports positive change in communities through a $1 million donation have failed to advance to the finals. Abbotsford’s Youth at Risk: It’s Tough to be a Teen, was competing for a medium grant of between $50,000 and $100,000. Run by the city’s police and firefighters, the program has young people tell their peers about the consequences of risky behaviour. The other semi-finalist was Mission’s SAINTS, the Senior Animals In Need Today Society, which competed in the smaller grant category of up to $50,000. SAINTS, an end-of life sanctuary for senior and sick animals, hoped to use the funds to care for the medical needs of animals that coming from homes that are broken because issues such as hoarding, substance abuse, inability to look after the medical needs of a pet, or medical or mental issues of the pet guardian. The two groups needed as many online votes as possible to get past dozens of competing groups from across Canada to move to the final round of voting. Organizers of the Youth at Risk program were encouraged by the support they received from the community despite not moving forward in the competition. The Youth at Risk program received nearly 9,500 votes from more than 3,000 supporters in just twelve days. -STAFF REPORTER

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Banman belts out Christmas tunes ROCHELLE BAKER RBaker@abbotsfordtimes.com

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bbotsford’s new mayor is a sucker for Christmas. Bruce Banman, a chiropractor, decided to make a CD of Christmas carols as a gift to his patients in 2006. “It was just a personal thank you to some patients. I never sold it; it was just for fun.” Using some karaoke backtracks, he recorded a mix of 15 Christmas standards including Elvis’s Blue Christmas and You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch. The reaction to the CD seemed positive and he’s been handing them out to people ever since. “I don’t know if everybody enjoys it. Some patients say it’s their favourite CD to play at Christmas,” said Banman. “At least I’m told it is.” In the short stint he’s been in office, Banman has unabashedly wielded his booming baritone at a number of city events, belting out the national anthem at youth sport matches and carols at Abbotsford’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony. During the mayoral debate before the election, he sang about his dream to open a performing arts centre in Abbotsford to the tune of If I Were a Rich Man, from Fiddler on the Roof. Banman says he’s been singing for as long as he can remember. “I was blessed with big pipes. On a good day when I was young, I had a 2 1/2 octave range, which is pretty

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Abbotsford’s musical mayor Bruce Banman, a baritone, cut a Christmas CD he handed out to his chiropractic patients. good for a guy.” He first hit the stage in high school musicals playing the characters of Marryin’ Sam in L’il Abner and Frank Butler in Annie Get Your Gun. From the time he was 13 years old until his early 20s, he worked as puppeteer under the tutelage of beloved children’s entertainer and vaudevillian Fran Dowie. “I was singing behind the puppets Muppet-style. We worked all over the Fraser Valley,” said Banman. He concedes it was an odd vocation for a teenage boy and it didn’t necessarily score him big points with

some lasting mark that will reflect his love of music and song. “One thing I’d love to do is to create an event, a mayor’s showcase of local arts, that would raise money for community charities,” he says. “I’d love to fill up the AESC with one big event a year. We have a lot of talent in this community. We’re blessed with various fantastic artists.” T h e m a y o r w o u l d b e h a p py to perform at the event but he understands he’s not the only politician in town with musical flare. “I understand [Abbotsford MP] Mr. Fast is a heck of keyboard player.”

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keys, said MacDonald. bbotsford Police remind Christmas shoppers However, many vehicle owners “generously and citizens to lock their cars and pay atten- assisted” the thieves by leaving doors unlocked tion to valuables after eight thefts from vehicles and valuables in plain view, he said. occurred over a recent 24-hour span. Some victims lost purses or wallets along with Const. Ian MacDonald said there important identification including was an “alarming number” of recent First reported @ driver’s licences, BC identificatheft from auto incidents. abbotsfordtimes.com tion cards, passports and birth Thieves have targeted parked vehicertificates. cles in various locations in Abbotsford, from its In one case, an individual who left his keys in his parks to private driveways, and have made off unlocked car later had his home broken into. with wallets, purses, electronics and even house A number of people now have to obtain new

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the girls. “Nope, that’s not what attracted the ladies,” said the mayor with a laugh. He’s also always been in demand for weddings and funerals and Christmas events for family and friends. But his university and medical studies as an adult interfered with any potential singing career. Instead, Banman has satisfied his passion for singing by participating in karaoke events and contests. “It allowed me to get out for an evening and not have to rehearse,” he said. As mayor, Banman hopes to leave

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ission RCMP are appealing for the public’s help in connection with the armed robbery of a Mission corner store Sunday night. Tw o m e n a p p r o a c h e d Cherry Hill Grocery at Cedar Street at 10 p.m., said Cpl. Sharon Siluch. One suspect pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded money while the second suspect remained outside as a lookout. When the cash register was opened, the suspect grabbed bills from the till and both men fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. Police believe the two suspects were seen an hour prior to the robbery scoping out the area. Surveillance tapes have been seized but at this time investigators don’t have any suspects. The suspect with the firearm is described as having a medium build and wearing a black hoodie, grey sweat pants and white runners. The second male was also reportedly wearing a black hoodie. Anyone with information should contact Mission RCMP at 604-826-7161 or Crimestoppers at 604-669TIPS (8477).

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Merry Christmas andHappy New Year!

Abbotsford Police Sgt. Tessarolo was among the community volunteers serving the Salvation Army’s annual Christmas dinner Wednesday afternoon. Helpers handed out 512 Christmas hampers, up from 402 last year, and were prepared to serve more than 400 meals. Donations for the Sally Ann can be dropped into one of the many kettles around town until Dec. 24.

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o blue Christmas for me this year. Nothing to do with Elvis’s crooning. And yes, some of the lights adorning the yard and decking our hall have a blue cast. It’s the air. There was no blue in the air when I was setting up the Christmas tree this year. Or at least, very little blue. It turns out that those newfangled artificial Christmas trees that have all the lights built in aren’t absolutely perfect. It’s still a bit of a struggle to pull it out of the box, connect the segments, and secure it in tree stand (thoughtfully provided, and yes, despite the direct translation from an Asian language to a facsimile of English, I was able to figure out that it fit on the bottom of the tree). The most Herculean task was straightening out all of the branches, bending each wire twig to a life-like personification of a real tree, yet offering plenty of purchase for the ornamentation phase that was to follow. (In fact, I admit to a tiny bit of blue escaping into the atmosphere during this rather lengthy and tedious procedure.) It also took a bit of an effort (and another tiny – almost infinitesimal – burst of blue) to put the plugs from the builtin lights together in the right

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Odd thoughts order. And then there was the immense difficulty of turning the tree, just right, so the plugs were in the back, against the wall, and near the electric receptacles. Ho, ho, ho! No strings of lights to disentangle from each other. No twisted masses of lights and cord to straighten out. No testing each string of lights to find (invariably) that a dead bulb stands between me and making a final assault on the tree. No bulbs to sort out and replace, one at a time, in hopes of determining which one of the 30 . . . or 50 . . . or 75 . . . on each string might be the culprit. Or worse still, discovering that at least two bulbs have died! And no stringing the strings on the tree . . . and finding at the end of it all yet another bulb (or two!) has been jostled to death. All of these immensely blueprovoking activities were left off the agenda this year – a gift from Donna, who allowed me to spend hard cash on a tree

that circumvented all those ghastly deep blue steps, and thereby relegated our old tree to an extended stay in the attic, where it can fester in its own malice to the end of eternity, for all I care. Furthermore, I’m looking forward with breathless anticipation to a (relatively) blueless New Year, too. No disentangling light strings from the tree, from ornaments, from tinsel. From each other. No carefully rolling each string onto a prepared cardboard holder in a futile attempt to de-necessitate the whole disentangling procedure once again next Christmas. I swear, if I had to go through all that again, I’d be tempted to put my faith in the Mayan calendar’s prediction that the world will end just days prior to next year’s Christmas (although, unfortunately, that wouldn’t be soon enough to preclude the Christmas decorating ritual anyway). With this new tree, I shall with relative pleasure – rather than the usual trepidation – attack our Christmas tree on the traditional January 6 takedown day. All I’ll have to do is take it down, take it apart . . . and find a way to squeeze it back into the little box it came in . . . Maybe the Mayans got it wrong by a year, and it all ends tomorrow. Ah, well. If not, have a Merry (not blue) Christmas!

t’s been a month and a half since the leaders of the Attawapiskat reserve in northern Ontario declared a state of emergency. Today, in late-December, many of its 1,800 men, women and children are shivering in tents, unheated construction trailers and cobbled-together shacks with no running water or electricity. Riding to the rescue, the Harper government dispatched an accountant. The $1,300-per-day bean counter – to be paid for by the people of Attawapiskat – was summarily sent packing. Certainly there are hard questions to be answered about how federal monies have been spent. But there will be plenty of time to ask and answer those questions after this life and death crisis is stabilized. The Conservatives’ new plan is to truck in 22 modular homes once the roads are passable, which could be anywhere from a month to three months from now. We have to wonder if it will take a death before the Tories are moved to consider any real action. This didn’t happen overnight. According to Chuck Strahl, retired Conservative Indian Affairs minister, the Tories have known about the problems in Attawapiskat, and many other communities, for years. Yet not a finger was lifted. It is the height of Conservative hypocrisy to now blame the crisis on local mismanagement, given that one of Stephen Harper’s first acts in government was to tear up the 2005 Kelowna Accord, which promised, among other things, $1.8 billion for aboriginal education and $1.6 billion for housing and clean water. Attawapiskat is just the latest in a long list of examples in which this country has failed its aboriginal people. We hope, for the sake of the families living in such terrible conditions, that this will at last be the figurative straw that breaks the camel’s back, providing genuine impetus for change that is both positive and sustainable.

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Bob knows what it’s about This is regarding ‘Who the heck is offended, really?’, Times, Dec. 13. Bravo to Bob Groeneveld for asking: “Who the heck is offended, really?” When on July 7, 1988 Parliament passed the Act for the Preservation and Enhancement of Multiculturalism in Canada, augmented in 1991 by the Department of Multiculturalism and Citizenship Act, the idea took hold that minorities were offended by Christmas and other public expressions of traditional Canadian culture. It should be clearly noted that this did not originate with minority new Canadians, but with self-proclaimed so-called “progressive” middleclass, higher purpose white folks who thought it was the very essence of enlightened liberalism to diminish their own cultural and religious traditions as offensive to others and to have those traditions eliminated. It is those people we really have to fear and what is worse is how the virus of political correctness has infected our society – to the point where our multicultural outreach efforts of accommodation to newcomers have truly descended into a theatre of the absurd. E. W. Bopp Tsawwassen

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A10 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2011 THE TIMES

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A12 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2011 THE TIMES

MP Fast talks trade at Abbotsford chamber luncheon

ROCHELLE BAKER RBaker@abbotsfordtimes.com

Canada’s GDP and one in every five jobs are related to trade, he noted. bbotsford MP Ed Fast Expanding trade worldwide stressed the importance would translate into food on of trade to Canada’s eco- the table, good jobs, better nomic future at the wages and educaAbbotsford Chamtional opportuniber of Commerce ties for families, he luncheon on Tuesadded. day. The ConservaFast, who was tive government is appointed Minisactively pursuing ter of International free trade agreeTrade and Minister ments with both for the Asia-Pacific India and the EuroGateway followpean Union (EU). MP ED FAST Canada currently ing the last federal conducts about $82 election, said trade was a “kitchen table” issue for billion in trade with Europe, Canadians. which has similar political, “Trade matters. Trade is regulatory and labour condiabsolutely critical to our long- tions. If an agreement is put term prosperity,” he said. in place with the EU, CanaAs much as 60 per cent of da can expect a $12-million

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‘She’s a fabulous mother’ WINNER, from page A1 “My whole body’s shaking,” she said a few minutes later. She loves her new maroon-coloured car, and not just because it matched her bag. The car represents new possibilities for her and her family. “I’ll have more employment opportunities and I’ll actually be able to get Tristan to Children’s Hospital when I need to. Wow, I’ll actually be able to do that,” she said. The Times received 49 letters, including Justin’s. In his letter, Justin, 23, explained that his mom Kari was raising his two younger siblings, Chanelle, 12 and Tristan, 7, on her own with no support. Kari had worked with elderly dementia patients, but had to leave work to care for Tristan when he was a baby. He has Down Syndrome and multiple respiratory, digestive and heart problems. Kari devoured books and networked with other parents, and became his nurse, therapist and educator. She taught Tristan American Sign Language so he could communicate. “He knows more than 400 signs. He knows more than I do. The words he can speak now are the first ones he learned to sign,” she said. Kari recently moved back to Abbotsford from Montreal with the kids and “a couple of boxes and suitcases,” she said. That was in May and shortly after, her daughter broke her ankle and was on bed rest for a month. All the while, they stayed with friends until August. Kari has sought work as a care aide, but hasn’t had any bites. Much of the work is also on weekends or evenings, and that would mean time away from her kids. In his letter, Justin wrote that “with Christmas approaching and still no job, she is out of her mind with stress. I can see it in her eyes.” It’s clear he admires her selflessness and perseverance. “She is my best friend and I wish I had the money,” he said in his letter. “Not only is she a fabulous mother, but she also loves working with the elderly. She has stood by my brother and advocated fiercely for his rights and needs. She is an inspiration to all that know her.” The vehicle will be well appreciated, as it means that Kari can get Tristan to see his specialists on a regular schedule. “It’s a great thing. I’m so glad to be a part of this,” said Jung of Abbotsford Nissan, which has supplied cars in previous years. “It is fantastic. It’s always so special, and we’ll be doing it again next year,” added Alleckna.

increase in trade and 80,000 new jobs. Canada must also focus on building bridges in India and Asia, said Fast. Canada currently does

a $4.2 billion in trade with India. “That’s a pittance for a country with 1.2 billion people and a rapidly growing economy,” he said.

He also dismissed the fears raised by free trade opponents whose voices emerged with the establishment of the North Ameri-

can Free Trade Agreement decades ago. For more on Fast’s talk, visit www.abbotsfordtimes. com.

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JUNIOR ESQUIRE COMPOSITE STICK

50%

%

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Ford drives in big bucks for needy The Drive One for Your Community fundraiser held on Dec. 10 will brighten Christmas for many people in Abbotsford. Sponsored by Magnuson Ford and PriceSmart Foods, the event raised $4,700 for

Briefly the Abbotsford Food Bank, and $3,740 for Operation Red Nose. Magnuson Ford also filled an F150 pickup truck with food for the food bank, with an approximate value of $1,400, and filled a Ford Edge crossover SUV with warm clo-

thing for the Salvation Army. During the event at West Oaks Shopping Centre, each time a new Ford was testdriven by someone in the community, the Ford dealership donated $20 to a local non-profit group. Hockey jerseys signed by Cory Schneider and Ryan Kesler and collectors hockey cards were also won.

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don’ know if you have noticed it or not, but it seems to me that each year fewer and fewer homes and apartments in our fair city are lighting up for Christmas. Could it be that we are gradually forgetting the real reason for the season, the birth of the Babe of Bethlehem, God’s Son the Light of the World? This set me to thinking how appropriate it is that lights galore became a part of our Christmas celebrations. That’s how it started back in Bethlehem when the angel appeared to the shepherds . . .”the glory of the Lord shone round about them”. A pitch-black night, then suddenly a blinding light. Wow! -- No wonder they were afraid! Wait a minute though. “Don’t

be afraid,” the angel said, “I bring you good news of great joy – for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord”. God in human flesh, a baby, “God contracted to a span”. Oh wonder of wonders! Hey, all this is something to celebrate, is it not? Light up the lights, strike up the band, sing loud and clear for a Saviour has come. The babe in the manger will be the Christ of the Cross, who died for the sins of the world – yes, your sins and my sins. Good news of great joy indeed! For almost 2,000 years, Christians have celebrated the Saviour’s birth and have spread around the world His good

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Faith that matters news of forgiveness, redemption, life everlasting and the promise of His coming again. May neither the glorious light of that first Christmas night ever be dimmed, nor its “good news of great joy” ever muted! Every holiday has its reason for celebration. I’m sorry, but “Happy Holiday” just doesn’t cut it. Jesus is the reason for the season of Christmas. Let those of us who follow Him make sure make sure He is central

to our celebration. Thankfully in our fair city political correctness has not yet completely co-opted the season. We still have Christmas trees, and the strains of “Silent Night: and “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” are still heard from our homes and in our streets. May it ever be so! And let it be clear that is not our immigrant friends of other faiths who take exception to our celebration of Christmas, nor is it the vast majority of ordinary Canadians, who still consider themselves Christians. No, it is a certain group of intellectual and political elites, secularists all, who seem determined to remove from our culture any public celebration of

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our Christian heritage. May they never succeed! They have forgotten that the full founding title of our country is “The Dominion of Canada”, which along with the Latin words on our official Canadian Coat of Arms, (A Mari Usqui Ad Mare), was taken from Psalm 72:8, “His dominion shall be from sea to sea”. May it come to pass! “Blessings abound where e’er He (Jesus) reigns; the prisoner leaps to loose his chains; the weary find eternal rest and all the sons of want are blest.” (Isaac Watts)

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THE TIMES THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2011

TD mobilizes big food drive

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he Abbotsford Food Bank and Christmas Bureau has received a boost in their fundraising blitz from some Abbotsford bankers. The TD Bank mobile mortgage specialists team organized its second annual food bank fundraiser last Friday, and brought in $7,745 plus 400 pounds of food. “The contributions exceeded the previous food bank fund raising event,” said co-organizer Allan Steel, “thanks in large to the generosity of our clients and professional partners.” The team also held a draw for two Vancouver Canucks jerseys. – JOHN VAN PUTTEN/TIMES These were won by Melody Pilkey and Sukhjinder Dhillon, both from TD Bank mortgage specialist Garry Gill adds another donated item to the food bank bin on Friday afternoon. Abbotsford.

District, he suggested. However, the mayor noted he was one vote of nine, and would proceed as directed by council. “There’s no doubt there are improvements to be made,” he said. “It’s a good opportunity to open up dialogue with the province and FVRD about how the structure of regional districts work.” Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Ida Chong cautioned Abbotsford about its ambitions last month. There were legislative, financial and contractual obligations that prevented the city from opting out of the regional district. Chong made it clear that once she received a formal request from Abbotsford, the first step by the province would be to sit down with all parties to negotiate and resolve the problems. “My first preference is to have a con-

Peace & Joy to the World Join us this Christmas Cascade Community Church 35190 Delair Road, Abbotsford

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versation [with both parties] and find some consensus and resolve this conflict,” Chong told the Times. Other council members stressed there was no plan to join Metro Vancouver, and that their first loyalty was to the taxpayers of Abbotsford. Leaving the FVRD and going solo could save the city $760,000 annually, city bureaucrats estimate. Abbotsford is the largest member of the FVRD and contributes nearly half of the total funding. However, it is subject to a weighted voting system that gives it 25 per cent of the voting power. Ross reiterated her belief that withdrawing from the FVRD would not save but actually cost the city money. Abbotsford would also sacrifice political leverage it enjoys with senior levels of government on policy and funding issues if it left the district, she said. ◗ Read what other councillors had to say at www.abbotsfordtimes.com.

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“We welcome all people” Galatians 3:28 The Rev. Sharon Salomons * 604-826-2814

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ABBOTSFORD CHRIST THE KING COMMUNITY CHURCH

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he holiday season is a very special time of the year that is celebrated with favourite food and drinks alike. Family and friends come together to eat, drink, and commemorate the precious relationships that they hold with each other. Throughout the years there have been many beverages and appetizers made to help capture the essence of the season and these gatherings. Eggnog is probably the first seasonal beverage that comes to mind. Eggnog is a drink that seems to have originated in Britain from a drink called a posset. This was a mixture of eggs, milk, and ale, sherry, or brandy. Posset was served in small, carved, wooden mugs called “noggins”, and thus the name “eggnog” was created. In North America the recipe was altered with rum as the replacement for the ale, sherry or brandy. In today’s world, eggnog is not necessarily served with alcohol and is a favourite for many of all ages. Due to the hustle and bustle

of the season and hectic schedules, many consumers tend to buy it pre-made in a carton rather than making it from scratch. The varieties available to us at our local grocery stores also include a light version that is lower in fat, and at some locations, a no-fat variety. However, making eggnog from scratch adds an oldworld classic holiday touch to your celebrations and the taste is incredible. This recipe is my gift to you, loyal readers. This eggnog is so rich and fresh tasting, that any storebought variety will definitely shadow in comparison. If you can, try to buy whole nutmeg and grate it fresh versus pre-ground as a garnish. Essential oils of the nutmeg are released at the time of grating and add an extra aromatic essence to your mug of holiday cheer. Food and beverages are a great social aspect of bringing people together and even more wonderful when you have made them from scratch. Always remember that seasonal beverages do

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A22 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2011 THE TIMES

Seasons Greetings! from our family to yours.

Serving the valley since 1979

• Parts & Service for All Makes • Full Line Maytag Service • Factory Warranty Service • Residential • Commercial

103-31667 South Fraser Way 604-853-2772

Merry Christmas Wishing you and your family peace and joy this holiday season!

Christmas at Parish of

St. Matthew ABBOTSFORD, BC

CHRISTMAS EVE Family Service 7:30 pm Midnight Mass 11:00 pm CHRISTMAS DAY 10:00 am

2010 GUILDFORD DRIVE, ABBOTSFORD 604.853.2416

OVERSEAS FABRICS 32853 Ventura Ave • 604.864.8100

Best Wishes for a blessed New Year!

Inventory CLOSE OUT SALE Million Dollars

Inventory Must Sell

20-60

% off

Sale is on now!

Hon. Ed Fast

Member of Parliament ABBOTSFORD 205-2825 Clearbrook Rd 604.557.7888 • ed@edfast.ca

Wishing everyone a

Blessed Christmas from all of us at Valley Pulp & Sawdust

Serving the Valley since 1963

We are open Monday to Saturday • Pick up or Delivery

www.valleycarriers.com

604.853.1075 4491 Gladwin Rd ABBOTSFORD


A22 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2011 THE TIMES

Seasons Greetings! from our family to yours.

Serving the valley since 1979

• Parts & Service for All Makes • Full Line Maytag Service • Factory Warranty Service • Residential • Commercial

103-31667 South Fraser Way 604-853-2772

Merry Christmas Wishing you and your family peace and joy this holiday season!

Christmas at Parish of

St. Matthew ABBOTSFORD, BC

CHRISTMAS EVE Family Service 7:30 pm Midnight Mass 11:00 pm CHRISTMAS DAY 10:00 am

2010 GUILDFORD DRIVE, ABBOTSFORD 604.853.2416

OVERSEAS FABRICS 32853 Ventura Ave • 604.864.8100

Best Wishes for a blessed New Year!

Inventory CLOSE OUT SALE Million Dollars

Inventory Must Sell

20-60

% off

Sale is on now!

Hon. Ed Fast

Member of Parliament ABBOTSFORD 205-2825 Clearbrook Rd 604.557.7888 • ed@edfast.ca

Wishing everyone a

Blessed Christmas from all of us at Valley Pulp & Sawdust

Serving the Valley since 1963

We are open Monday to Saturday • Pick up or Delivery

www.valleycarriers.com

604.853.1075 4491 Gladwin Rd ABBOTSFORD


THE TIMES THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2011

Seasons Greetings from the Board of Education and all school district employees. School resumes January 3. Kindergarten registration ( for September) starts January 16.

Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season

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Orgnanic Goat Products

GENERAL CONTRACTORS

www.tikalconstruction.com General contractors Construction management Industrial • Institutional Commercial Tenant Improvements

101a - 2752 Allwood St.

Wishing everyone a blessed Christmas!

www.sayitwithcakeco.com

2798 Marble Hill Drive Abbotsford tel 604.850.6516 • fax 604.859.0587

604.853.CAKE (2253)

• organic whole goat milk • chevre • organic goat yogurt • caprabella • capramonte • feta

• chevrotina • Tomme de chevre • Gouda Van Giet • blue capri

From our family to yours wishing you a safe & happy holiday season! www.goatspride.com • open Mon-Fri 8:30am-6pm 30854 Olund Rd ABBOTSFORD • 604.854.6261

Merry Christmas Season’s Greetings & a Happy New Year Beautiful, handcrafted, individually designed kiln fused glass to You! The Glass Hive Studio wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!

~ classes available ~

604.864.9682

HOME HEALTH SERVICES

1-877-HOME-175 • www.homeforcebc.ca

Helping you. Live your life.

TOLL FREE 1.866.792.2351

2291 West Railway St ABBOTSFORD V2S 2E3 www.wecare.ca

We Care is a DVA approved provider of home support & footcare services, throughout the Fraser Valley

Tues - Fri 11am-6pm • Sat 10am-4pm www.theglasshive.ca 30273 Canary Court ABBOTSFORD • 604.615.6902

Happy Holidays Rejoice in the spirit of Christmas which is Peace, the miracle of Christmas which is Hope, and the heart of Christmas which is Love

ONE HOUR OPTICAL

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from all the staff at the Abbotsford • Mission Times


A24 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2011 THE TIMES

“GIVE THE BALL A CALL”

Capt’n Crunchauto wrecking Ltd.

Have a Safe and Happy Holiday

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Have a Safe and Happy Holiday 604-870-5340 32675 S. Fraser Way, Abbotsford

34314 Vye Road, Abbotsford

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season!

Neighbourhood Pub and Liquor Store 16 TV’s - including 2 BIG SCREENS for those sports enthusiasts!

Spa Pedicure & Manicure...... $45 Perfect Eyebrows & Eyeliner forever! No Smudge............. 20% off Exteme Whitening Treatment Removes pigment & sunspots, reduces fine lines and deep moisturizing reg $178.......................................... $110 Multi Lift reduces wrinkles & fine lines, contours face immediately, reg$288 $150

• Karaoke every Sat/Sun • DJ every Friday • Keno, Pull Tabs & Poker • 2 Pool Tables & Dart Boards

We’ve got it all!

32470 SIMON AVE, ABBOTSFORD

PUB 604.859.3711 (Behind Canadian Tire) OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK Pub: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 a.m. • Liquor Store: 9 a.m.-11 p.m. LIQUOR STORE 604.850.0007

Wishing you all the joy, hope and wonder of the season!

RANDY HAWES, MLA

Abbotsford-Mission randy.hawes.mla@leg.bc.ca • www.randyhawesmla.bc.ca 604.852.8507 • 604.820.6203

M - Celebrity Beauty Center McKee Ave. McLeod Ave.

N Marshall Rd. Walmart

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• Hard Liquor • Cold Beer • Ciders • Coolers • Liqueurs • Champagne, etc. • Over 150 wines to satisfy all taste buds • Ice, Munchies, Smokes, Clothing & More

• Make-up Products • New Arrival M.A.C. Full Coverage Foundations • Semi-Permanent Make-Up • Microdermabrasion • Mole & Freckle Removal • Personal Image & Make-Up Lessons • Acne Treatment • Laser Hair Removal In the privacy of my professional home studio.

McMillian Rd.

Full Service Liquor Store

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“Where friends meet”

Merry Christmas & M Happy New Year!

Have a safe and happy holiday season.

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Over 20 Years experience, fully licensed

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Merry Christmas Happy New Year! and

Carole Ball

Sales Representative

604-859-2341 1-800-668-8661

Wishing you and your family a Wonderful Christmas. From the staff at... 201-2190 West Railway Sreet, Abbotsford, BC V2S 2E2

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Wishing you and your family a wonderful

Christmas & New Year!

Live Public Auctions every Thursday in Abbotsford

31236 Peardonville Rd, Abbotsford

604.859.1661 • 604.835.9755

www.madisonsauction.com

MICHAEL DE JONG MLA ABBOTSFORD WEST 604.870.5486

www.mikedejongmla.bc.ca mike.dejong.mla@leg.bc.ca


THE TIMES THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2011

MACADAMS LAW FIRM

Season’s Greetings from all our staff

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Tel: (604)850-1675 Fax: (604)850-1937 205 - 2955 Gladwin Road Abbotsford, B.C. V2T 5T4 web site: www.macadamslaw.com

May your holiday season be filled with joy and happiness to last you through the year! Gift Certificates Available Beauty Salon • Threading • Hair Care • Make Up • Waxing • Laser Beauty Boutique • Rings • Tiaras • Gloves • Jewellery • Evening Bags

Suman’s

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Thank you to all our clients! We wish everyone a Wonderful Christmas and prosperous year ahead Your local PropertyGuys.com

“The Valley’s premier farm market.... ....for 36 years”

5486 Riverside

Private Sale Professionals

Ken and Bonnie Taylor 604-768-8857

(Corner of Harris & Riverside) MATSQUI VILLAGE

May the Warmth and Peace of the Holiday Season be yours today and always. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the girls at Natural Reflextions Day Spa

May your

Christmas be filled with

Peace Joy and

Don’t let Christmas shopping get you down. Come into Natural Reflextions for a gift certificate that is sure to please. We are open Wednesday, Thursday 9AM - 9PM, Friday and Saturday 9AM - 5PM. Thanks Carol.

Giving Hope Today

Beauty, Bride and Boutique

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“Quality Never Had A Better Price”

Wishing clients a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Offering clients professional wealth management and investment strategies to help grow, preserve, and transfer their wealth in the Fraser Valley

Dominion Securities

Investment Advisor Cameron Wilson 604-870-7109

Start the new year with a Second Opinion, contact me today.

cameron.b.wilson@rbc.com • www.CameronWilson.ca RBC Dominion Securities Inc* and Royal Bank of Canada are separate corporate entities which are affiliated. *Member Canadian Investor Protection Fund. ® Registered trademark of Royal Bank of Canada. Used under license. RBC Dominion Securities ® Registered trademark of Royal Bank of Canada. Used under license. RBC Wealth Management is a registered trademark of Royal Bank of Canada. Used under license. © Copyright 2011. All rights reserved.

FACTORY OUTLET

Our Best Wishes to everyone for a Happy Holiday Season

Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season

Mattresses • Custom Orders Pine Furniture • Futon Beds

604-820-2282

#9-32912 Mission Way, Mission


A26 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2011 THE TIMES

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RECORD HIGHS Don’t miss out! Cash in now!

Collect all your unwanted gold and silver jewellery and let our experienced staff pay you CASH on the spot!

We buy GOLD • SILVER • DIAMONDS PRECIOUS GEMS • WATCHES COINS

Why us?

We are Abbotsford’s original gold buyer since 1994. Our professionally trained staff has over 80 years combined experience buying, selling and manufacturing jewellery. We are the experts Abbotsford has trusted with your jewellery for 17 years.

Don’t wear your jewellery, but don’t want to sell either?

Let our on-site master goldsmith re-design your piece into something you’ll love to wear, at prices so low you’ll be amazed.

Don’t want to sell but need cash?

That’s ok. We can give you a short term loan using your jewellery as collateral.

We can arrange for private appointments. Just give us a call. GIA certified appraisals done by appointment.

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HENLEY’S

TRADING POST

33734 Essendene Ave Abbotsford (next to Neat Freaks Vacuums)

604.859.2518 • www.henleytrading.com


THE TIMES THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2011

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A28 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2011 THE TIMES Power at Stave Falls

sions will resume Jan. 4.

Get free admission to the Power House at Stave Falls in Mission with a donation to the Mission food bank or Christmas Bureau. There’s a great sale in the gift shop. The Power House at Stave Falls is at 31338 Dewdney Trunk Rd., Mission. For more information call 604-4621222 or visit www.bchydro. com/recreation.

Mission Toastmasters

Mission Toastmasters meets Saturdays at the Cedarbrooke Chateau 32331 – 7th Avenue, theatre room, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. See more at www.missiontoastmasters.com

Christmas Lights

The Randall family invites you to enjoy 40,000 lights at ‘Auntie’s Workshop’ at 12876 Stave Lake Rd., Mission. The display features more than 90 handmade wooden figurines with a Precious Moments theme. Drive through is open 5 – 10 p.m. daily until January 1. Nonperishable food donations for Union Gospel Mission are welcome.

Meditation and peace

Have a relaxing evening and learn the path to inner peace at Dorjechang Buddhist Centre’s weekly meditation classes, Tuesdays 7 – 8:30 p.m., at #106 – 31581 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford. Suggested donation $10. See more at www.dorjechang.ca or call 604-853-3738.

Jigging lessons

Legion New Year

Christian New Year

The Christian Singles Group has its New Year’s Eve party

Professional women

The Fraser Valley Métis Association offers traditional jigging lessons Thursday nights, 6:30 – 8 p.m., at the Aboriginal Education Centre, 3277 Gladwin Rd., Abbotsford. To register call Lisa at 604466-4916. Open to all First Nations youth aged 8 to 24.

Business and Professional Women’s Club of Mission has its monthly lunch Dec. 28, from 11:15 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Cedarbrooke Chateau on Seventh Ave. Speaker is Bob O’Neal, Mission’s forest manager, creator of Syncrohearts board game, and advocate for entrepreneurial activities in the district forest. BPW members $15, guests $20. Preregister by Dec. 26 at midnight to 604-615-0365 or to bpw.mission@gmail. com.

Practice English, knitting

Practice your English from 10:15 am to 11:30 a.m. or share knitting time from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave., Mission. Call the library at 604-826-6610. Ses-

Dec. 31, for singles of all ages, at 31929 Mercantile Way. Suggested donation is $10, with proceeds to Fraser Valley Christian Centre Street Church/Outreach. Doors open at 5:30, dinner at 6 p.m. RSVP to Rodney at 604-8248587 or to Kim at 604-5040494 so they can plan for dinner.

Abbotsford Royal Canadian Legion, at 2315 W. Railway St., has its New Year’s Eve party with Lou and his gal performing from 8:30 to 12:30 a.m. Cost is $10, dinner at 9 p.m., door prizes and good company. Call 604-853-1711.

– COMPILED BY STAFF

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 events@abbotsfordtimes.com, or drop off at 30887 Peardonville Rd., Abbotsford. Submissions will run as space allows.

Request for Expressions of Interest – REOI 11-335 Chilliwack Development Opportunity

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) requests offers from persons, companies and agencies for the purchase of the 10.95 hectare (27 acre) property located at 45635 Yale Road, Chilliwack, B.C. The property is zoned P-1, Civic Assembly (institutional). Interested parties are encouraged to contact the City of Chilliwack to determine permitted land uses and opportunities for re-zoning. The Legal Description of the property is PID 013-095-790 – Lot A, Plan 80524, District Lot 257, Group 2 New Westminster District, City of Chilliwack.

Proponents are requested to provide confirmation of interest and detailed information to UFV in writing by 2:00 PM, Monday, January 9, 2012 to: Ramona Franzen, Buyer, Supplies Management University of the Fraser Valley, Purchasing Division, Room B230 33844 King Road, Abbotsford, B.C. V2S 7M8 Phone: 604-851-6316 Fax: 604-853-4502 Ramona.Franzen@ufv.ca REOI document available on www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca Inquiries or questions can be directed to: Craig Toews, Director Campus Planning University of the Fraser Valley 33844 King Road, Abbotsford, B.C. V2S 7M8 Phone: 604-851-6352 Email: Craig.Toews@ufv.ca

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THE TIMES THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2011

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CHURCH DIRECTORY ALLIANCE

ALLIANCE

ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA

ANGLICAN

Diocese of New Westminster 604-684-6306 Holy Communion Sunday at 10 am Sunday~ 9:00 am Christian Life Classes for all ages 10:15 am Worship Service & Kidzchurch 6-8 pm Youth - Gr. 6-12

Sunday December 25 Combined Service 9:30 am

St. Matthew’s Church 2010 Guilford Drive Abbotsford In the Sanctuary

3440 Mt. Lehman Rd 604-607-5031

2575 Gladwin Road,Abbotsford 604-853-0757

The Anglican Church of Canada www.vancouver.anglican.ca

BAPTIST

BAPTIST

www.heritagealliance.ca

www.sevenoaks.org

Maranatha Baptist Church

immanuelfellowship.ca 2950 Blue Jay Street, Abbotsford, BC

Christmas Worship December 24 5:00 & 6:30 pm

Everyone Welcome 604-852-4746 No services Sun. Dec.25

COMMUNITY CHURCH

GRACE

EVANGELICAL BIBLE CHURCH 2087 McMillan Road

604-859-9937

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

NONDENOMINATIONAL Sumas Way & 3rd Ave. (34595 3rd Ave.)

December 24 Candlelight Service 6:30 pm No Service on Sunday Dec. 25 Pastoral Team: Blake & Adrienne Joiner Sean & Jamie Sabourin 778-808-9684 www.connectchurch.ca connect with God | connect with people

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

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

Saint Matthew’s

Service on Sunday at 10 am Meeting at the Seniors’Centre in the Matsqui Recreation Centre on Clearbrook Road ½ block S of MacLure For information call 604-853-6083 Anglican Network in Canada

BUDDHIST

LUTHERAN

MENNONITE

Trinity Lutheran

Church of God in Christ, Mennonite

9:00 am Adult Bible Study 9:45 am Sunday School 10:30 am Worship Service

29623 Downes Road

Corner of Ross & Downes Rd. Sunday School 10:00 am Worship Service 10:50 am

www.trinitylcc.ca

www.plc-abby.org

Pastor: David Hilderman

Everyone Welcome

PRESBYTERIAN

PRESBYTERIAN

Calvin Church

(IN MISSION)

THE SALVATION ARMY

Pastor Christoph Reiners

St. Pauls

A mainstream church with an evangelical heart

8469 Cedar St. 604-826-8481

2597 Bourquin Crescent East Phone: 604-859-6902

10:30 am

Pastor: Blair Bertrand Children & Youth: Sarah Smith

Worship & Children’s Church

Worship Services 9:15 am & 11:00 am

The Rev. Rebecca Simpson Youth Leader: Doug McKellan http://pccweb.ca/stpauls-mission You are welcome!

Come as you are!

Minister:

Trinity Memorial United Church 33737 George Ferguson Way Abbotsford

604-853-2591 Rev. David Smith

10:00 am Service

10:00 am Service

St. Andrew’s United Church

Gladwin Heights United Church

7756 Grand Street at 10th Ave. Mission

3474 Gladwin Road Abbotsford

Abbotsford, BC 604-556-7000 Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. Kids Time for age 2½ to 11 Nursery for under age 2½ Evening Service 6:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome

www.cascadechurch.ca

Mt. Lehman United Church

New Hours Nov.-Dec.

9:30 am Coffee 10:30 am Service

Rev. Michael Collison

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Come and join us for worship

LIVING HOPE CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH 34631 Old Clayburn Road 604-853-6151

Rev. Colin VanderPloeg Youth Pastor: Adam VanDop Sunday Services: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday School: 10:30 am

604-852-4564

(Nursery provided) Weekly activities for all Everyone welcome

MENNONITE BRETHREN

MENNONITE BRETHREN

CLEARBROOK MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH

Great Children’s Programs Contemporary Worship SUNDAY SERVICE TIME 10:00 am at 2393 West Railway Street

There’s always a place for You! www.actk.ca 604-864-ACTK

MENNONITE BRETHREN

2719 Clearbrook Road

(Corner of Clearbrook & Old Yale Roads)

Sunday Worship Services

8:45 am Traditional Service 10:00 am Learning Centre for all ages 11:15 am Liturgical Service 11:15 am Contemporary Service

2285 Clearbrook Road 604-859-4611 www.bakerview.org

Phone: 604-850-6607 9:45 am German Worship Service and Sunday School 11:00 am Family Worship Service 7:00 pm Evening Service 10:00 am Wednesday Bible Study German/English “We preach Christ crucified and risen” 1 Cor. 2-3; 1 Cor. 15-20

3160 Ross Road, Abbotsford (1 block north of Fraser Highway)

Phone: 604-856-2024 SUNDAY MORNING SERVICES 9:00 AM & 10:45 AM “KIDS PROGRAM DURING BOTH SERVICES” ALL ARE WELCOME!

See today’s paper for local churches offering special Christmas Services. WORSHIP CENTRE

www.gladwinheightsunitedchurch.org/

CALL ARLENE TOLL FREE

5781 Riverside Street The Rev’d Michael Shier 604-951-3733 Info.: 604-856-6902

35190 DeLair Delair Road 35190 Road

6256 Mt. Lehman Road Abbotsford

wondercafe.ca

COMMUNITY CHURCH

Matsqui Lutheran Church-Matsqui Village

CASCADE

604-852-3984

604-826-8296

Rev. Tim Bowman

CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

HOLY COMMUNION 12:30 PM

Community Church

UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA 10:00 am Service

Baptist Church

33393 Old Yale Rd., Abbotsford

CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP

(South of Vye Road)

For exact dates please see our website: www.dorjechang.ca or call: 604.853.3738

Invites you to worship according to the Book of Common Prayer

Central Valley

The Anglican Catholic Church of Canada part of the worldwide Traditional Anglican Communion

604-853-6746

617 McKenzie Road Abbotsford

Unit 106 31581 South Fraser Way Abbotsford

ST. MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS

BAPTIST

office@saintmatthewsanglicanchurch.com www.saintmatthewsanglicanchurch.com

Wednesday 10:00 am – Holy Communion (Traditional BCP)

! !

Please Join us for Prayers for World Peace 10:15 am most Sundays* starting Sept. 11

TRADITIONAL ANGLICAN

(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

Sundays at 10:30 am + 6:30 pm

Buddhist Centre

Lutheran Church - Canada (LC-C) Church of the Lutheran Hour 3845 Gladwin Road North 604-853-3227

Anglican Church at Grace Church - 2087 McMillan Rd Sunday 8:30 am – Family Service with Eucharist

Many learn the words Few learn the Song

Dorjechang

LUTHERAN

ANGLICAN

604-856-8113

A church with a vision for Restoration ...welcomes you

Times have changed, the Gospel Wednesday Night message Home Bible Study has not 7:00 pm changed Sunday Worship 2:30 pm

For more info call 604-870-9770

2455 W. Railway St. Abbotsford (Huckleberry House)

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Sweeney Singers benefit

Sweeney Singers annual Home for Christmas concert is at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 22 at the Bakerview Church, 2285 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford. Admission by donation with proceeds to the Cyrus Centre Youth Mission for at-risk teens. For details call 604856-7765 or visit sweenysingers.com.

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e’s the rock star among hockey arena singers. Mark Donnelly is the guy who belts out an inspiring O Canada and the Star Spangled Banner at Canucks games. He holds out his mic to get fans to join in, which they do with enthusiasm. But he’s so much more than that. Mark Donnelly, the long-haired, slightly portly lyric tenor is an exceptional musicologist who specializes in 16th Renaissance polyphony and Gregorian chant. He has a music degree from the University of British Columbia, and a liberal arts degree from Thomas Aquinas in California.

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Mr. O Canada, Mark Donnelly, performs with family and friends at the Clarke Theatre this Friday night. – Mark Donnelly

At 51, he has sung and conducted professionally for more than 25 years, through his school in VocalArt Studio, and as a chorist with groups such as the Vancouver Opera Chorus and the Chorus Faustinae and many others. He does corporate gigs and weddings. Sundays you’ll find him at Vancouver’s Holy Family Church, singing with and directing the choir for the Latin masses. Donnelly and his wife Catherine, devoted Catholics, have nine children ages three to 21, and yes they sing. In fact, he’ll be leading the Donnelly Family Christmas musical performance at the Clarke Foundation Theatre in Mission on Dec. 23. Papa Donnelly will be joined by seven family members, including the three eldest who perform on the family Christmas album – Sean, Theresa and Colleen. He’ll also have four friends from the Cantores Joannis Baptistae, with whom he has performed for years. The family will focus on traditional Christmas songs, and Donnelly will perform a cappella solos. The Friday night performance will also give audiences a taste of Gregorian chant and the intricately textured, challenging genre of polyphony that dates from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

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“With Gregorian chant, the goal is to have utmost unity. With polyphony, you can have any number of parts that are independent lines, that are interwoven at different times,” he explained. The evening will be musically eclectic, and no, the anthem is not officially on Friday night’s song list, but . . . “People expect it,” said Donnelly. “I’ve even sung it at weddings.” Donnelly began his singing career almost by fluke. Although he played trombone in his school, after a taste of singing with his church’s youth group, he auditioned for the chorus in his high school’s musical production of Scrooge, and got the lead. Later, when he applied to the music program at UBC “to humour his parents,” he intended to get in on his trombone talents, but got in on voice instead. He hasn’t stop singing or learning since. As a teacher and conductor, Donnelly prefers to get down to the joy of vocalizing as quickly as possible. He encourages his singers to sight read and know their pieces before group rehearsals. “I like to get to making the music because that’s where the enjoyment is,” he said. Artists have a responsibility not just to perform the notes but also to lift up the listener. For him performance, particularly religious music, is to celebrate the glory of God and to edify the listener. “If I just go up and sing for myself, I’m not doing my job. If we just hit the notes, then we’re having a hollow experience. If you want to reach an audi-

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Star Warz panto

Opening Nite Theatre presents Star Warz, The Panto, Jan. 6 – 8 at 33135 North Railway Ave., Mission. Tickets are at Murdoch’s BookShoppe, First Ave., Mission. Adults $12, children $6, $30 for a family pass. See openingnitetheatresociety.tripod. com

Mr. D is in class

Comedian Gerry Dee brings lessons in humour to Abbey Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way, Abbotsford, on Jan. 20. Show is at 8 p.m. For tickets see gerrydee.com.

Cinderella at Abby Arts

A b b o t s f o r d Tr a d i t i o n a l School presents musical Cinderella, at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13 and 14, at Abbotsford Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way, Abbotsford. Tickets $10 or

UFV Theatre presents the darkly quirky Dead Man’s Cell Phone by Pulitzer Prizefinalist Sarah Ruhl, from Jan. 13 to Jan. 22. For ticket information and dates, see www.ufv.ca/theatre. Performed at the UFV Theatre in Chilliwack.

Toad and Frog

Chilliwack School of Performing Arts presents A Year with Toad and Frog from Jan. 12 to 22, at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. For tickets, show times, call 604-391- SHOW or see www. chilliwackculturalcentre.ca

New Year’s Eve at Jubilee

Ken McCoy Band plays Jubilee Hall, 7999 Bradner Rd, Abbotsford. Tickets are $35 for dinner, party favours and champagne at midnight. Tickets at Wilway Lumber Sales, 28728 Fraser Hwy, Aldergrove or at www. brownpapertickets.com. Info 604-856-4375.

New Year’s at Bradner

Bradner rings in the year with DJ Phat Boy at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 for dinner, party favours and champagne at Bradner Community Hall, 5305 Bradner Rd., Abbotsford. Tickets at Bradner Store, 5440 Bradner Rd., or call 604-856-8441.

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Abbotsford Royal Canadian Legion, at 2315 W. Railway St., has its New Year’s Eve party with Lou and his gal performing from 8:30 to 12:30 a.m. Cost is $10, dinner at 9 p.m., door prizes and good company. Call 604853-1711.

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or just $2, you can support the Abbotsford and Mission food banks and get an inspiring song in return. Local rock cover band Topaz released a CD single of a Christmas song, Give Them Hope, which they wrote with students at the Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts. The CD, released in October, also features Mission artist Jenny Bice on the fiddle. The song was written with the idea to raise awareness that there are families in need during the Christmas season, said band member Scott Boyes. The message is that we can all help make a difference by giving a gift of hope. The limited edition CD is available for $2 from band members Scott Boyes, Jerry Brown, John Fultz, Gerry Hlookoff and Vikki Evans. It’s also sold at the Gourmet Gallery, at 3033 Immel Street, at Baby Blossum, 2623 Montrose Street (both in Abbotsford), at select local community events, and you can download it at iTunes for 99 cents. One hundred per cent of the funds raised will go to local food banks.

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makes a positive contribution to our lives,” he wrote in a fundraising pitch this week. To make a donation to this non-profit society, see more at www.missionfolkmusicfestival.ca. Recently a winner of an Award of Merit from the B.C. Museums Association, The Reach is the only Class A museum and gallery in the Fraser Valley, offering world-class exhibits and programs. ◗ To make a donation to this facility, contact Karina Chow at 604-864-8087, or go to www.thereach.ca.

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Girls score trip to P.E.I. CBC’s Ron MacLean announces prize after practice JOHN VAN PUTTEN For the Times

against a local team. The entire journey will be filmed by CBC as part of the 12th annual Hockey Day in ixteen Abbotsford Atom girls hockey Canada, an event celebrating Canada’s players got a mammoth surprise and passion for the game. Hockey icon Don early Christmas present Tuesday after- Cherry will join MacLean for the day-long noon. broadcast. At the end of an extra on-ice practice ses“This is a fantastic experience for our girls sion, the Hockey Night in Canada theme to improve their skills and take advantage song blared as CBC’s Ron MacLean appeared of an opportunity that they’ll remember for on the huge video scoreboard inside the the rest of their lives,” said Rod Wiebe, Ice Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Cen- Atom team manager. tre to announce the Abbotsford Female “Going across the country to be a part of Hockey Association’s nineScotiabank Hockey Day in and 10-year-olds were the Canada in P.E.I. will help our winners of the Scotiabank “(Going to P.E.I.) will help team members grow both as Bigger Save contest. hockey players and as young The message ‘Congratu- our team members grow women.” lations Abbotsford Ice you In addition to the three are the winners, have fun both as hockey players and a half hour Hockey Day in P.E.I.’ appeared on the broadcast, CBC will feature advertising lightbar that and as young women.” four live games showing all surrounds the 7,000-seat of the Canadian NHL teams Abbotsford Heat home rink. in action. The Abbotsford Ice Atom P.E.I. plans to embrace the – Rod Wiebe manager nation’s fanatical love affair girls met the news with a great amount of screeching, with the sport by featuring jumping and hugging. hockey clinics at some of CBC filmed the team as they learned the province’s 27 rinks, a massive concert about being drawn from 529 entries in the titled Stolen from a Hockey Card, and a national contest. The win gives the players three-day Stanley Cup relay that will have the chance to travel across the country to the Holy Grail of the NHL travel through Charlottetown, P.E.I. to participate in the various communities all over the Atlantic national Hockey Day in Canada celebra- coast island. tions on Feb. 11. “I can’t think of a better way to encourage “I thought that it was pretty amazing,” these girls to follow their hockey dreams said nine-year-old team captain Delaney than for them to be a part of the festivities Unger. at Scotiabank’s Hockey Day in Canada,” “This is the best Christmas present ever said Nilusha Alibhai, Scotiabank district because being part of Hockey Day in Cana- vice president of North Coast & Fraser da and going to P.E.I. is really going to help Valley. To enter the contest, minor hockey our team improve and pump us up and teams across the country were asked to help us in our hockey season.” make a pledge to save money toward a The team’s trip will see the young play- team goal. The goal of the young players ers fly to Canada’s smallest province, meet from Abbotsford was to save for a tournasome NHL hockey heroes and face off ment in Surrey.

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The Abbotsford Ice Atom girls team reacts Tuesday afternoon as Ron MacLean announces they have won a trip to P.E.I. for Hockey Day in Canada Feb. 11.

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Brittany Kimber lets a slapshot fly during the third period of a BC Hockey Midget AAA Female All-Star Game Sunday.

n a salute to the high calibre of female Midget AAA hockey in the province, 40 players were selected from the five Midget AAA teams to highlight their skills last weekend. The game was played Sunday night in Langley and five players with Abbotsford connections were on the two rosters. Sam Rogers plays with the Vancouver Fusion and was impressed by the skill level on the ice, as was fellow Abbotsford resident Brittay Kimber who laces up with the Fraser Valley Phantom. “It was a great experience for me, and my friends, to play at such a high calibre,” Rogers said following the game. “It was really cool. I had an awesome time

this weekend. “When you have people you haven’t played against for a long time, it’s fun to get the experience to be on their team again. Like Brittany [Kimber], we haven’t played together since Atom. “All of our associations are getting bigger, it was nice for everyone to come out and support it.” Also part of the All-star selections with Abbotsford hockey connections were Brianna Keats and Hailey Smyl who both live in Chilliwack but played hockey with Abbotsford Female Hockey Association. Goalkeeper Alexandra Frisk, a Langley resident, also played in Abbotsford. The game ended in a 2-2 tie and was decided in a shootout with Team Blue’s Kimber, Rogers and Keats being victorious. The game was played during the weekend series of games that brought all five AAA teams to the Lower Mainland. See more photos at www.abbotsfordtimes.com.

Briefly Derby girls roll out smiles The Reign Valley Vixens are helping to brighten the days for those in need this Christmas. In November, the team held two free derby bouts, titled D’Icy Business, at Tradex during the Extreme Snow and Sports Swap. First they hosted the Sea to Sky Sirens, followed by the Nanaimo Nemesis. Fans brought donations for the Abbotsford Food Bank for free entry. In addition, the Vixens have sponsored a local family through the Christmas Bureau and, through Coats for Kids, RVV are collecting clean, gently used winter coats, mittens and boots for donation to the Salvation Army in support of the Coats for Kids campaign.


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In Loving Memory of John Garmansway Temple Dec. 11, 1915 - Dec. 21, 2008 We cried when you passed away, we still cry today. Although we loved you deeply, we couldn't make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best. Jack. Dad. Gramps. Papa. Hero. "The world is one big circle. Whatever you throw out to it eventually makes its way back to you." Your spirit, wisdom, love and integrity live on. We smile, knowing you and Grandma are together again, walking Princess, up in your own lil' slice of Halfmoon Bay heaven.

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Obituaries ANTON (Toni) FUSSI 1930-2011

Obituaries

Our beloved husband, father, Opa and Uhr Opa passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2011 with his loving family at his side. Toni was born in Austria on June 8, 1930 and immigrated to Abbotsford with his family in 1954. He started his plumbing business, A.F. Plumbing, shortly thereafter and retired in 1989. He had a love of the outdoors, fishing, gardening, music and woodworking. GOUGH - Robert Gordon Feb. 4, 1944 - Dec.. 10, 2011 Passed away unexpectedly at his home. Robert (Bob) was a lifetime resident of Abbotsford and spent his life driving logging, long-haul and dump trucks. He is predeceased by Thomas Robert and Marion Margaret Gough. He is survived by his four children Robyn, Michael, Amy and Tommy. Any condolences can be sent to amy.gough@shaw.ca WAGNER, Helen Dianne (nee Janzen), moved to her eternal home on December 17, 2011 at the age of 60 years. She is survived by her son Robert, daughter Kristina and their families. For more information or to send a message of condolence please visit www.myalternatives.ca

He is predeceased by his mother and father, Elisabeth and Eustachius, his sister Agatha and his brother, August. He is survived by his loving wife, Susanna, his children, Melitta (Greg), Susanna, Toni (Peter) and Robert (Rhonda); his grandchildren, Christine, Gregory (daughter Zayla), Andrew, Trent and Brianne; his step grandchildren, Sonia (Darrell), Fred (Diane), Paul (Renya) and Victoria (Daniel); seven step great grandchildren; three step great great grandchildren. The family wishes to thank the caring staff at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital. A Mass will be held at St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church, 33333 Mayfair Avenue, Abbotsford, BC on Friday, December 23, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation in memory of Toni Fussi may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE LOVED AND REMEMBERED. Henderson’s Funeral Home 604-854-5534

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BERGEN FARMS - requires farm labourers to start beginning of February 2012. 40 - 60 hrs. per/ wk. 9.50/hr. Work includes planting, weeding, pruning, harvesting fruit and other farm work. Work is outdoors in all weather conditions & physically demanding. Fax resumes to: (604)854-5631

General Labourers Nursery in Langley, BC is looking for 2 General Labourers. $9.56/hr. Seasonal full time required February 15th, 2012 to October 15, 2012. No nursery experience required. Must be able to handle heavy loads Work Schedule: °Must be able to work 10hrs/day, 6 days/week Duties include: Potting, digging trees, fieldwork, plant moving and general nursery work To apply please e-mail:

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Hotel Restaurant

EXP’D COOK/KITCHEN help req’d for Rivers Restaurant. P/T position plus weekends, Must be able to read and speak english fluently. Bring resume to 31401 Livingstone Ave, Abbots. 7am3pm, Mon-Fri. No phone calls!

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Office Personnel

LOCAL Refrigeration company requires an additional office member, individuals with 3 years of AutoCAD work & experience in the following areas: refrigeration systems, piping systems, mechanical drawings, exceptional computer skills. Inside sales experience an asset. Written & oral communication in English is a must. Email Resumes: scott@fvrl.com No Phone Calls or Drop Ins. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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Management

SUPERVISOR Recycling Rewards BC Requirements:

Valid Class 5 DR’s license, clean driver’s abstract;own vehicle an asset; exp driving 18-20ft trucks;computer literate (MS Office); Supervisory/administrative exp (HR,payroll); Work without supervision; hire, train & supervise 6 drivers/unloaders; follow up with mgmt in Ont.; Able to fill in for bin/residential drivers; map routes for drivers; co-ordinate with store; supervise unloading of donation pickups; Wages:TBD. Email resume to: skoleva@recyclingrewards.com

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BC Certified Independent School Kindergarten to Gr 12 Requires A full time Kindergarten teacher (with strengths in English Language Arts, PE, and Fine Arts) Upholding the school philosophy is a necessary requirement Send your resumes to the Principal via mail, fax or email by January 1st, 2012. 5930 Riverside St. Abbotsford, BC V4X 1T8 Phone: 604-826-1666 Fax: 604-820-8924 Email: principal@dasmeshschool.com

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HOUSE 2 HOME FURNISHINGS has a position available in our sales department. If you love working with people, consider putting your passion to work! We provide exceptional work conditions, Great starting wage w/ benefits and lots of room for advancement. Drop resume off in person Tuesdays only at 2553 Montrose Ave Abbotsford ask for Billy. No phone calls please. Massage Parlour hiring f/t, p/t or casual. Must be 19 yrs old & substance free. Professional, safe & discreet work place. Excellent Money. 1 888 722-3388 R/C Airplane & Train Employee Req’d. F/T or P/T. Must have Extensive Experience. Call for more info: 604-852-6497

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The Wong family & staff want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas & a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year. We would like to thank all our customers for their patronage & continued support. See you in the New Year! OPEN Mon-Sat until Dec. 24/11 CLOSED FROM Dec 25th - Jan 12/2012 REOPENING Fridays & Saturdays starting Jan. 13/2012

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BENGAL MALE kitten, (7/8th Bengal), vet ✔ 1st shots, houseraised, $200, 1-604-814-1235 Mission

RENTALS 6508

Apt/Condos

MURRAYVILLE 1 br 5 appls, u/g pkg, storage locker, no elevator. Av now. No pets, near amens. $875 + utils. Jim @ 604-836-3879 MURRAYVILLE 2 br , 3rd flr, 5 appls, u/g pkg, storage locker, no elevator., nr amens Dec 1. N/P. $1000 + util. Doug 604-607-8888

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2 BR, $745 Mission. carpet, coin laundry, avail now, Bob 604-302-8676 or 604-826-5147

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Cares! The Abbotsford-Mission Times has partnered with the BC SPCA to encourage responsible pet guardianship and the humane treatment of animals. Before purchasing a new puppy, ensure the seller has provided excellent care and treatment of the animal and the breeding parents. For a complete guide to finding a reputable breeder and other considerations when acquiring a new pet, visit spca.bc.ca.

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2 BR Mission, 7696 Grand St. clean, $750, on site manager, Jan 1st 604-826-3665 & 778-552-1808 OR 604-557-0411

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HOUSES McRae- 2bdrm+den lower level townhome - 2 baths – large laundry/ storage area – backs onto greenspace – single garage – gas f/p - $1050/mo 2nd Ave – near Stave Lake Rd - 3 bdrms 1.5 baths – 5 appliances deep carport – large storage shed – convenient to WestCoast & downtown – Windebank & Heritage Park - $1200/mo Tunbridge – Lovely well maintained 3 bdrm home in Tunbridge Station – 2.5 baths – det’d garage – fenced yard – nice deck - $1650/mo+utils

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HAPPY NEW YEAR’S DAY AUCTION AT THE OLD GENERAL STORE 46017 VICTORIA AVE In downtown Chilliwack Auction Starts Noon Sharp Preview on Sat Dec 31 10 am to 5 pm Don’t miss this one we have everything from Fun Stuff to Exciting Stuff to Antique Stuff. See you There!!

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Rooms

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Shared Accommodation

6595-20

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1 BR, unfurn/furn, ample prkg, FARM, SHOP, w/d, cable, net $700 incl Mission. 604-826-3874

E-ABBY- 3BD/2BTH SUITEMckinley Large/newer 1300SF, 1Jan. $1250. N/P, N/S. Ref. Required. 778-241-8530

2BDRM/1BTH cul de sac Close to transit, schools, very bright and clean family home, n/p n/s n/d,music is fine, ref's required. $750 Monthly Call: (604) 287-0024

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is Hereby Given that Creditors and others, having claims against the Estate of Thelma Geraldine Mathison, Thelma G. Mathison, Thelma Mathison, T.G. Mathison, T. Mathison, Mrs Robert John Mathison, Mrs Robert J. Mathison, Mrs. R.J. Mathison, formerly of #147 - 1450 McCallum Road, Abbotsford, BC V2S 8A5 Deceased, are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the Executor, c/o Lynne Mathison 6141 150A St, Surrey BC V3S 7W9 on or before January 20th 2011, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received Lynne Mathison, Executor.

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Be ambitious – use the holidays to show parents and rich uncles how far you’ve come and how talented you are. Many things move forward now in career and in money. A fourmonth money delay ends. If you’ve “collected” extra money over the past several months, it was from previous/old situations. If you have a money scheme that you’ve nursed for some months, launch it now. If not, find one! (For career advancement, realize a relationship – not necessarily a career one – must be solved or “onside” first.) Happiness, popularity visit Monday to Wednesday. Lie low Thursday/Friday. Taurus April 20-May 20: Charge forward with personal plans involving education, far travel, legal or cultural projects, research, investment, lifestyle changes, surgery or diagnosis, and/or intimacy and commitment. Now to June, you’ll succeed with these spheres, in a huge, elevating way, with the slightest effort! (Well, education, legal, travel and cultural zones will only succeed if you take a worklike approach – handle these like a job and you’ll accomplish well.) Ambition, relations with higherups are important Monday to Wednesday – all’s good. Happiness, optimism Thursday/Friday. Rest, Saturday. Gemini May 21-June 20: One of your best financial, investment months of the year starts now. It’s complex, though. Yes, lucky investments appear, particularly in negotiations, contracts, in projects that deal with the public, or entail relocation or a partnership. But final success will only come if you can work with “creative elements.” If you’re in love, and invest, your love will direct the investment properly. (Don’t ask me what all this means.) Your sexual desires rise, which can lead to satisfaction with a comforting person. Seek your answers Monday to Wednesday noon. Be ambitious Thursday.

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Cancer June 21-July 22: Relationships are front and centre in the weeks ahead. Be diplomatic yet eager. Both opportunity and opposition occur. You might meet true love. (That’s a possibility about every second month for the next 12 years. Some of the better “true loves” will appear after October 2012. Before then, it can be difficult to find a lover who is also marriage material.) Social and group affairs that have been held up since August now get a green light, into June. Mysteries and investment opportunities arise Monday to Wednesday. Wisdom, mellowness flow Thursday/Friday. Caution, Saturday. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: A month of hard work, duties, dependents, machinery and health lies ahead. A career, business, prestige or similarly ambitious venture, perhaps started last summer, can finally charge ahead – so the weeks ahead should combine work and career luck – you could be promoted, or have your responsibilities expanded. Chores face you Sunday. Relationships, exciting meetings and new horizons arrive Monday to Wednesday. Life’s deeper side, sexual desires, financial commitments and mysteries needing investigation – these come Wednesday eve to Friday. Be cautious with money, spending Saturday. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Romance, creative surges, pleasure forays, speculative ventures and charming children fill the weeks ahead. You’ll win in these zones! Delays end in higher education, international trade and travel, publishing, cultural rituals, law and intellectual pursuits. Where these two spheres of influence combine (e.g., romance and a wedding, or creativity and publishing) you could meet surprising success! The one flaw is money: its “demands” can prove stronger than romance, et al. Tackle chores Monday-Wednesday. Deep relationship developments Wednesday night. Avoid temptation Saturday.

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Dec. 25 - 31, 2011

Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: The weeks ahead are “down home” – security, family, property, nutrition, gardening, all the basics. You might make changes in these (e.g., move or renovate your residence). You might also change who you associate with – gently abandon stale projects and hangers-on. You can benefit deeply from changes now – lifestyle, health. This is a splendid time to invest in property. The only glitch is your own slowness and caution. Rest deeply Sunday. Romance, creative urges brighten your life Monday to Wednesday.Tackle chores Thursday/Friday. Be careful with relationship words Saturday. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Communications, travel, errands, paperwork, casual friends and siblings – these dominate over the few weeks ahead. Be curious, especially about the matters and situations that are holding you back. (E.g., if you’re in jail, read books about the world’s jails.) This is a good time to take a communications course. Partnership in love or business is a great opportunity mid-2011 to mid2012. Something along this line might have stalled since August – but the delays are over. Step ahead, open your arms! Romance calls Wednesday eve to Friday. Take care with machines, driving, Saturday. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Chase money, buy/ sell, ask for a pay raise, apply for scholarships or student loans, and seek new clients – now through the four weeks ahead. Your work and employment luck is huge this winter/spring (perhaps I should say expansive rather than lucky). This dovetails splendidly with the present accent on money. Even those temperamental, impatient higher-ups might throw more money at you. Only one thing can foul this up – your social life and/or your fond wishes. For the moment (to June 2012) be practical. Love and opportunities will come – hugely – from June 2012 onward.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Your energy, charisma, effectiveness and clout rise high now to late January. Start important projects, display your talents, seek an audience with higher-ups, and/or tackle jobs that once intimidated you. You’re going to make an impression! Love should thrive now also (to June, but especially this month ahead and May). Love delays end – so might someone’s apparent lack of interest. Approach the one who attracts you. Creative, speculative, and sports ventures can also shoot forward luckily now to June. Chase money and buy/sell Monday to Wednesday. Avoid a “hot head” Saturday. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Lie low, rest and contemplate. Form plans for the future. Seek therapy, advice. Be charitable and spiritual. Deal with government or head office, and catch up with neglected chores. All this Sunday, and for the entire four weeks ahead. This is a splendid period to purchase a home (or other property). Rest Sunday. Your energy returns Monday to Wednesday, and your charisma glimmers here and there, but no more than sunlight through trees. Get things done – you’ll accomplish easily. Money’s important Wednesday eve to Friday: shop Wednesday. Guard your speech, driving Saturday. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: A wish could come true this week (perhaps Sunday) or during the three weeks following. A month of optimism, socializing, popularity and entertainment has just begun! You’re going to say, “I know what happiness is – just a bit.” But that bit will expand to huge proportions from next February onward for a whole decade and a half. No more will you ever say, “I’m not fulfilled.” Sunday promises, but Monday to Wednesday pulls you back to quietude, solitude and rest. Plan, contemplate and help others.Your energy and charisma rocket upwards Wednesday eve to Friday – see and be seen! timstephens@shaw.ca


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Abbotsford Times December 22 2011

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