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patients in halls puts them at risk and doesn’t allow for a dignified or healing care environment, said Pipe. ARH, which opened in 2008, has a 268-bed capacity and there are no immediate plans to expand it, according to Fraser Health. In recent months, ARH has averaged about 10 overflow patients a day while 70 to 100 patients is the average across the region. Emergency room congestion is a system-wide issue across the Fraser Health Authority, particularly at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster.
bbotsford council wants Kinder Morgan to meet with residents affected by an oil spill at the pipeline company’s storage facility on Sumas Mountain. About 110,000 litres of crude oil leaked out at the site and was subsequently contained and mopped up on Jan. 24. Nearby residents in the Auguston area complained of noxious fumes the day of the spill, and confirmation of the incident took place only several hours after Abbotsford police started getting reports of strong “gas” odours at 4:30 a.m. Nearby Auguston Traditional Elementary School kept its 342 students indoors for much of the day, and about six children were taken home by their parents. Abbotsford Coun. Pat Ross noted some residents received letters from Kinder Morgan with information about the spill but the details were “vague.” Kinder Morgan has now invited the council to tour the company’s Sumas Mountain site on Saturday morning, but Ross stressed the importance of the company meeting directly with residents. “People who live there are worried and concerned, and they deserve to have details,” she said. “There are people up there that still want answers. I still have lots of questions myself.” Following the spill, Kinder Morgan issued a press release saying there were no health threats – other than nuisance odours – to residents. But details about why the spill took place and how similar incidents will be prevented need to be addressed with residents, said Ross.
see SAFETY, page A7
see SPILL, page A7
Fire department wants safety plan in place for congestion at hospital ROCHELLE BAKER RBaker@abbotsfordtimes.com
bbotsford fire department has instructed Abbotsford Regional Hospital authorities to address safety risks due to congestion in the emergency ward and hallways. Mike Helmer, deputy chief of Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service, said he has attended ARH twice in recent months to address safety concerns around overcrowding in the ER hallways. In one instance a nurse, and in another, a doctor called the fire department with safety concerns after extreme congestion in the emergency ward forced a high
number of patients into hallway beds, said Helmer. “The concerns are absolutely justified. [ARH] is a very safe building but if emergency and exit corridors are obstructed, it can endanger staff, patients and visitors,” he said. “Hospitals are quite dynamic places. Halls are never perfectly clear but you have to maintain a safe aisle [for emergencies].” AFRS’s latest visit to the ER took place on the morning of Jan. 28 and a previous visit occurred in October, said Helmer. “I’ve expressed concerns about overcrowding a number of times,” he said. “I’ve been working with [facilities management] Johnson Con-
trols and Fraser Health to monitor occupancy. Once it hits a critical stage I want to be notified.” Linda Pipe, spokeswoman for the Fraser Valley region of the B.C. Nurses’ Union, said on the Jan. 28 incident the emergency department had 80 patients and half had been admitted to stretchers in the hall. “There are too many people in the hallway . . . in all the units, not just the emergency department,” Pipe said. The BCNU recently raised concerns around hallway nursing and overcrowding at ARH after a young woman died in a hallway bed early Christmas morning. T h e p ra c t i c e o f s t a c k i n g
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Upfront Briefly Cancer files dropped If you have had counselling through the Hereditary Cancer Program between August and December 2010, the B.C. Cancer Agency would like to hear from you. The BCCA reopened files on nearly 200 patients after discovering a genetic counsellor mishandled cases. Some may be from the Abbotsford area. All but four of the 192 patients have been contacted and offered both instructions and apologies, said Dr. Barb McGillivray, medical director of the Hereditary Cancer Program. The counsellor has been “relieved of her duties” for failing to properly document information after providing patients with genetic counselling. The decision to probe each patient file was made late last year, but the BCCA did not publicly disclose the investigation until The Vancouver Sun asked about it Monday. BCCA is still trying to contact four patients who received counselling in Surrey or Abbotsford between August and December 2010, and have not been contacted. They are asked to call 604-877-6000, local 2198. They are asked to call 604877-6000, local 2198. – THE VANOUVER SUN
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ven Prince William and Kate have a copy. The love for the Syncrohearts board game, developed by District of Mission forester Bobby O’Neal, is growing around the world thanks to his perseverance and the game’s infectious charm. And now couples burning to rekindle the spark can access the game through an app, and they can get relationship tips through O’Neal’s book released just last week, called Dr. Love’s Prescription for a Romantic Loving Man. Those developments have come about thanks to the Syncrohearts’ victory in the fall when, against what looked like significant odds, the game was chosen as the winning entry in the 2011 Best Brilliant Idea for Humanity Contest. “There were 400 other entrepreneurs. We went through five rounds of elimination – we even missed the first round and were the last to get in. But we won,” said O’Neal, who promotes the book with his wife Nanci. The top prize is a $50,000 online marketing launch supplied by the contest organizers, The Messenger Network. “They really liked the idea that we were promoting love and that it was produced locally,” said O’Neal. The organizers helped him with the app and the book. O’Neal recruited Andrew Hoyer of Langley to design the app, a mini version of the board game, and it’s available for 99 cents on iTunes. (There is also a link to Zajac Children’s Ranch, a charity they support through Syncrohearts.) “We were playing it just last week at a pub in Harrison. This will reach the younger couples as well,” Nanci said. The book, something O’Neal was already working on, is easy to read and compelling, even for guys, he said. “I wrote it as a journey, with some pretty revealing stuff. There is one part in it that will make the toughest man cry; it definitely will,” he said. The book also contains a female perspective – several women responded
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Mission’s Bobby O’Neal, a.k.a. Dr. Love, and his wife Nanci promote their romancebuilding Syncrohearts board game, and now have an app and book to go with it. to an online request to contribute ideas and Nanci added some poignant insights. She said couples can get through the tough stretches, if they are open and giving with each other. She credits her husband’s board game in making that happen. “Don’t be so quick to throw in the towel. We have differences, as do all
“We have our differences, as do all couples, but the game really reminds you of what attracted you to the person in the first place.” – Nanci O’Neal
couples, but the game really reminds you of what attracted you to the person in the first place,” she said. In another happy turn of events, fourth year marketing students in the business faculty at University of the Fraser Valley have taken on Syncrohearts as a class project. O’Neal created the board as a way to
spend more time with his wife Nanci and to revive closeness in their relationship. “I was inspired to do it because of how busy we were with our lives. With TVs, computers and phones, it’s nice just to turn it all off and have some playful, silly time together,” he said. O’Neal has dedicated seven years to his project – he’s even taken Syncrohearts to CBC TV’s Dragons’ Den twice, and left twice empty-handed. It was however, among the viewers’ top 10 favourite pitches. The game has also gained recognition around the globe – “We even sent Prince William and his wife Kate a game,” said Nanci – and this week the app is being reviewed in the United Kingdom. They get feedback from satisfied customers from all over, and from all ages. “We heard from a couple in their 80s from Abbotsford, and they said they were dating again,” she said. ◗ The O’Neals will be at Shoppers Drug-
mart in Mission from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, signing books and games. Find out more at www.syncrohearts.com.
despondent man who went missing in Abbotsford was found alive but in critical condition by a local search and rescue team after a seven-hour search early on Tuesday. The 35-year-old Vancouver area man was found unconscious in a wooded embankment near Blueridge Drive and Blue Jay Street by Central Fraser Valley Search and Rescue at 7 a.m., said Const. Ian MacDonald. The search began after APD were contacted at 11:30 p.m. on Monday by one of the man’s friends. The friend said he had a call from the missing man who said he was in Abbotsford, distraught and in possession of a quantity of pills. Police contacted the man on his cell phone, which was used along with a signal tower to determine his approximate location. CFVSR and officers spent the night combing a two-kilometre radius in the Townline Road and Blueridge Drive area. When located, the man was breathing but not responsive and suffering from hypothermia and a suspected overdose. The help of CFVSR and search and rescue members called in from Mission and Ridge Meadows was critically important, added MacDonald. “They were incredible. We would not have found this individual without their assistance,” he said. CFVSR search manager Lee Holeczek said 16 volunteers team responded to the call at 1:30 a.m. Another six from Mission and Ridge Meadows search and rescue were called out at 5 a.m. Volunteers’ efforts are particularly rewarding in situations like these, an exhausted Holeczek said Tuesday. “The motivation is nights like this, where we can find the subject alive and get them to safety.”
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n Abbotsford man who helped scam the federal government out of almost $3 million was sentenced in B.C. Supreme Court Friday to two years less a day in jail. Paramjit Singh Gill, 55, pleaded guilty in May 2009 to three charges of fraud over $5,000. The Crown and defence worked out a plea deal in exchange for Gill’s testimony against co-accused Sikander Singh Bath and Manjit Singh Khangura. From 1995 to 1997, Gill was involved in a scheme to defraud the government. Crown alleges 20 sham companies were created or acquired and received more than $23 million in refunds for GST input tax credits. The companies claimed to have made large exports of lumber, shake and shingle products but didn’t do any real business. Gill was asked to become a director of three companies. The promise a salary, a house and a car lured him to the Lower Mainland.
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Gill was offered a cut of the profits, about $400,000, about $130,000 of which he paid back to his bosses. Defence lawyer Martin Peters described Gill as “a strongman, a gofer, or both.” At the beginning, Gill didn’t know that the businesses, which received $2.9 million in returns, were a scam. “He basically put it together himself after a while,” Peters said. However, he didn’t make his client out to be a “dupe” because Gill continued to participate after finding out about the fraud. Greenbank had suggested a $200,000 fine, but Peters argued that Gill has no ability to pay and asked Justice Geoffrey Gaul to impose no fine. In December, Bath and Khangura were found guilty of six counts and three counts of fraud over $5,000, respectively, totalling $11 million in refunds. They each faced 20 fraud charges and two charges of money laundering. They are scheduled to appear in court next on Feb. 28.
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Plan needed at ARH SAFETY, from page A1 On Monday, emergency room doctors at RCH told health authorities they will no longer assess patients in hallways or other areas with a lack of privacy or equipment to do a thorough examination. He l m e r s a i d A F R S i s w o rk i n g w i t h Abbotsford hospital authorities to develop a plan to deal with the congestion issue. The fire department wants the plan to outline safe areas for a specific number of temporary hall beds and work out a threshold system where at critical points the AFRS is automatically notified of the situation. Roy Thorpe-Dorward, Fraser Health Authority spokesman, said ARH authori-
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Councillors tour spill site SPILL, from page A1 Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service Chief Don Beer said an emergency response plan is in place with Kinder Morgan for serious incidents, but communication could have better during the recent event. Council unanimously agreed Monday to ask Kinder Morgan to hold a public meeting at Auguston elementary within a month. Kinder Morgan spokeswoman Lexa Hobenshield
said once the spill investigation is complete, the company will be able to answer residents’ questions. The review is expected to take several weeks, she said in an email on Tuesday. “We will be in a position to circle back with the community, which we have always planned to do. It still remains to be determined what this looks like,” she wrote. Concerned Auguston and Straiton residents are holding a public meeting on Monday, Feb. 13 at 8 p.m., at Straiton Community Hall, 4698 Upper Sumas Mountain Rd., Abbotsford.
Straiton area resident John Vissers said Kinder Morgan and council were invited to hear concerns and improve communication between the pipeline transportation company and the community. Some councillors may attend but Kinder Morgan has not responded to the invite, said Vissers. “We are trying to encourage Kinder Morgan to be a cooperative community participant; they are a big part of our community. “We think it would be so constructive for [the company] to dialogue with us,” he said.
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ere I go. I’m going to sound like some sort of old fogey again. This is one of those “I remember when . . .” reminisces that decrepit old guys tend to talk about while playing checkers all day on the front porch or (on rainy days) beside the pickle barrel at the corner store. Of course, the corner store doesn’t have a pickle barrel anymore. There isn’t even a jar of pickled eggs on the counter anymore, either. Indeed, there aren’t too many corner stores left – certainly not like there used to be. There’s the one over at 232nd Street and Fraser Highway that gives you a bit of feel of what a corner store used to be – is supposed to be. And there are a few others scattered about in and around Langley, and on this side of the river and across the way. But they are really only what they used to call “reasonable facsimiles,” and not at all “99 and 44 one-hundredths per cent pure.” For one thing, these places tend to be a lot cleaner than the old corner stores I remember. And I suppose that’s a good thing. But even the ones with real wooden slat floors . . . well, those wood floors are all shiny now – there’s never enough time left between coats for the varnish to well and truly wear off under the
Odd thoughts neighbour farmers’ boots. And a kid is not at all likely to get a sliver from them while dropping in for a gum drop on the way home from school these days. (And I suppose that’s another good thing, although truth be told, not too many kids walk around at all anymore – let alone drop in to the corner store – in bare feet.) But you know, it really wasn’t corner stores – and the woeful lack of old codgers playing checkers on the porch – that got me thinking about how things have changed dramatically, even in my relatively short lifetime. Nope. What got me going this time was an email note. Talk about change! Even the faxes that appeared after I was old enough to be deemed an adult (if you ignored my adolescent good looks and youthful charm) have gone by the boards. And I still consider myself a bit of whipper-snapper. Anyway, the email notified me that a bank branch in Langley (along with a few hundred across
the country) is going to be opening on Sundays. Perhaps you’re old enough to remember the expression “banker’s hours.” That was a bit of a term of derision, generally aimed at lazy – or at least lackadaisical – employees who tended to punch their time cards late in the morning, but were first in line to leave at the end of the day. It was a nod to the short hours banks tended to offer for customers to deposit their hardearned cash. As time meandered by and bankers grew more and more prosperous, those hours shrank, until – now my recollection may be a bit faulty, so correct me if you will – most ordinary working stiffs who couldn’t get away during normal – one might suggest “reasonable” – working hours started turning to credit unions, which tended to offer Saturday service (as well as other perks more amenable to people less likely to have truckloads of cash). That former trend relating fewer hours to greater banking success suggests that perhaps bankers’ success has waned. Or they’ve just figured opening Sundays is as good a way as any to relieve you and me of more service charges. Yep. It all jest keeps changing.
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ity budget season is upon us, and once again, finance department workers and city councillors will be asked to how to spend our money. And once again, there will be citizens who will shake their fists and bitterly complain for the rest of the year about their decisions. They’ll complain about not having enough police to hold crime at bay, or not enough cultural events, or the potholes on their road. Despite the local municipalities’ invitations to residents to give their input to the budget process, few residents actually make the effort to learn about their city’s budget, or to make their wishes or dislikes known. City budget decisions are really not very different from a household budget – should we replace the fridge this year, or give the house a new coat of paint? Do we upgrade an overpass this year, or hire more police? We understand that taxes are a pain in the neck, and it’s maddening to see them go up year after year, but it costs money to keep a community functioning smoothly. Your property taxes go to build roads, traffic lights and those potholes. They pay for recreation centres and garbage collection, for planners and police and the firefighters who save our homes and lives. Other fees we pay go to clean water and schools for our kids. Overall, we get pretty good value for the money. There are times when we all have to make tough choices when there are only so many dollars to go around, and cities are no different. But if you don’t like how your taxes are spent, or if you do, tell your councillors – they want your direction. There are emails and phone numbers, and reports on city websites. This month Abbotsford has five public meetings on the budget, while Mission has its next one on Feb. 20. Both councils are aiming to keep their tax hikes as low as possible. But what will they cut, what will they keep? It’s your money – tell them.
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Fair deserves funds Abbotsford council will soon decide whether to assist Abbotsford Agrifair with a grant of $200,000. Clearly not all requests for grants can be approved but this one has much merit and should be approved. These are the main reasons. The request to increase the grant from last year’s $90,000 is that at the urging of various groups the saloon was closed, “to make the fair more family friendly.” In this case, raising morality cost money. As the saying goes, you can’t have it both ways. Agrifair helps to put Abbotsford on the map and generates much free publicity and much good will for Abbotsford. I have attended Agrifair and its predecessors many times since the late 1940s. It is a symbol of recognition of the area’s pioneers, especially their years of hard pioneer work and launching the city’s most important economic activity, agriculture. Our expression of gratitude must continue. Agrifair attendees from more distant places spend money not only at Agrifair, they also spend funds at hotels, restaurants, and shops. As the fair grows, their numbers will increase. Agrifair gives added credibility to the slogan that Abbotsford is a City in the Country. At a time when it is difficult to attract younger people to agriculture, Agrifair provides both opportunities for, and recognition to, young and prospective farmers. Given the huge genera-
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tion of economic activity by Abbotsford’s farmers and people working in related businesses, a $200,000 subsidy is modest. Large subsidies are given to other economic sectors such as public transportation and hockey arenas, not to mention a large complex and a hockey team. The case for Agrifair’s much smaller requirement is at least as convincing. Agrifair plays a significant role in developing Abbotsford’s sense of community. As a dispersed city with initially separate civic jurisdictions and less than a decade of unified existence, we need such events to bring us together. Agrifair holds promise of substantial growth and decreased subsidy. One reality is sure. If the city lets Agrifair close, it will be virtually impossible to resurrect it in the future. Let’s not let this flagship local attraction disappear. Finally, it must not be forgotten that when it seemed that the Stave Lake Water Project might not gain the needed public approval, Abbotsford city council apparently had no difficulty finding $326,965 to promote the proposal. The $200,000 needed by our fine fair can surely be found in the same place. The results will doubtless be more impressive. John H. Redekop Abbotsford
Good hearts, good work, helps Joe Editor, the Times: I would like to update you on my homeless friend, Joe Smith. Joe had pneumonia and he had frost bite on his feet. With the help of a friend from the City of Abbotsford public works department and the Salvation Army, we had Joe admitted to the Abbotsford Hospital. There he was treated with dignity for two weeks. I feared he would go back to the street and eventually die. To my surprise Joe decided to go to the Salvation Army Centre of Hope. I feared Joe would not stay there long enough for his feet to heal. Fortunately my fears were without grounds. I visited him at the Centre one morning and to my joy he was clean and contentedly sitting in a corner watching TV and waiting for my arrival. I will continue to support Joe and others living on our streets any way I can. I would like to challenge Abbotsford citizens to check the Salvation Army Center of Hope and see the good work that goes on there. They offer hope for people like Joe who fall between the cracks of our society. They don’t offer judgment, they offer hope. Phyllis Harms Abbotsford
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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 Services Traditional Service 9:30 am Contemporary Service 11:00 am
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Our Family Welcomes You Sunday Worship 10:30AM Kids’ Lighthouse Classes Pastors: Keith Falconer & Vernon Forbes
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EVANGELICAL BIBLE CHURCH 2087 McMillan Road Great Children’s Programs Contemporary Worship SUNDAY SERVICE TIME 10:00 am at 2393 West Railway Street
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Worship Service - 10:30 am & Children’s Ministry
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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Church of God in Christ, Mennonite 29623 Downes Road
Corner of Ross & Downes Rd. Sunday School 10:00 am
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Sunday Worship Services
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CLEARBROOK MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH 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
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HOLY COMMUNION 12:30 PM
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Central Valley (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
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ave you ever heard a big cat purr? It’s an intriguing sound which is considerably more intimidating that the contented hum made by your pet tabby. My wife Joy and I were in Edmonton a few years ago staying with relatives. We heard about a wild animal park nearby which we decided to visit as we both had an interest in wildlife. We arrived at the park expecting to spend much of the day there, only to find that it was to be closed in a matter of weeks: virtually all the animals has been dispatched to zoos and the property was in disrepair and overgrown with weeds. There was no one to collect admission and the few staff members working were busily loading up moving vans, oblivious to our arrival. Then I spotted them, almost concealed in the long prairie grass: a pair of cheetahs, pacing casually near a chainlink fence. We approached the fence and were surprised how big they were: we estimated each cheetah must have been about 100 pounds. Amazingly, they were as fascinated with us as we were with them. One cheetah came up to the fence and stuck his nose through one of the links, which I began stroking. Joy was alarmed but the cheetah signalled his pleasure by purring loudly. I even put my hand through the fence and stroked his head. All cats, as I understand it, purr, but this was an incredible sound, one I’ll never forget. Cats have many characteristics in common, which are habitual or instinctive. They’re carnivores, of course, and are mostly nocturnal. They have incredible vision and a keen sense of smell which makes them aware of other animals. Cats domesticated or wild are definitely skilled hunters and will pursue their prey with considerable alacrity. Although humans are significantly different than the cat – I do believe we have one thing in common. We don’t operate purely on
A day for youth on a mission Young adults from 27 countries gather this week to talk about peace buildings, experiences and worship. Each is a participant with the Mennonite Central Committee’s International Volunteer Exchange Program.
Faith that matters instinct, of course, and have the capacity to make intelligent decisions and have a sense of our place in the world. I’d like to suggest, however, that we are also creatures of habit. We have our coffee every morning, watch the same TV shows, wake up and retire at a similar time. We may even have the same meal at our favorite restaurant. Habits are not necessarily wrong – they do give our life some order and constancy – but, unlike the cat, which has no sense of right or wrong, we may have other habits, those that are destructive and concealed. The Bible talks about this when it says, “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” There are those things that separate us from God – the Bible calls this sin. “He (or she) who sins is a slave to sin,” is another Bible verse that speaks to the matter of the unpleasant habits that can overwhelm us. But there is hope. The most familiar verse in the Bible, John 3:16, offers us the encouragement we need: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only son, the whoever believes in him, should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Christ, who was perfect, accepted death on a cross for you personally to take away your sins – and he rose from the dead. Today would be the ideal time to call on him. Confess your need for God now through Christ and feel his sense of forgiveness as you receive the power to overcome your secret bad habits. ◗ Simon Gibson attends church
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Some have assignments in Abbotsford. “Each participant comes sharing their talents but also with a servant-heart that is willing to be molded,” said Sophie Tiessen-Eigbike, IVER program coordinator. All are welcome to a service on Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Emmanuel Mennonite Church, 3471 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford.
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f you’re taking a continuing studies course from the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, chances are that it will be at UFV’s newest location on the lower level of the Clearbrook Library. “This new facility provides the space and state-of-the-art equipment and amenities needed for us to provide educational opportunities and community liaison right in the heart of Abbotsford,” said UFV president Mark Evered. Evered was on hand Tuesday with city and UFV officials to open the new 15,000 square foot space, which replaces the Marshall Road facility. UFV’s Applied Business Technology program is also now housed at the centre along with continuing studies, and it will be used by other UFV departments for special events and seminars. The new centre is close to Abbotsford City Hall, The Reach gallery, Abbotsford police headquarters, shopping and restaurants, and the library. “This campus to me will re m a i n a s a s i g n i f i c a n t reminder of how fortunate we are as a university to be
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Abbotsford mayor Bruce Banman, left, and UFV president Mark Evered sign papers for the UFV Clearbrook campus on Tuesday. located in a community that values what a good university brings,” said Evered. “It’s a reminder to me that we live in a community that was prepared to fight for us back in the 60s and early 70s when we were a community college. And [they] went on fighting and supporting us as we progressed to a full-fledged university. Abbotsford is a community that recognizes the social, the cultural and the economic benefits that a good university brings.” Mayor Bruce Banman was also enthusiastic about the new centre, located adjacent to the International Friend-
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Abbotsford architect wins for airy design CHRISTINA TOTH CToth@abbotsfordtimes.com
n award-winning Abbotsford architect recently earned the prestigious Grand Tommie Award from the Canadian Home Builders Association of B.C., for his design for a stunning contemporary private home in Kelowna. David Tyrell, who established his company in Abbotsford in 1990, has been honoured in the past but this is his first Grand Tommie Award. The breath-taking Kelowna home, aptly named Luminescence, was awarded the Grand Tommie Award on Jan. 28 at the Tommie 2011 Gold Gala in Kelowna. Luminescence was nominated for six awards in various categories and came away with three including Best Home of 2011. David Tyrell Architects Inc. shares the recognition with MGC Construction Ltd., Valley Pool & Spa and the MMM Group. The other two categories in which the team won were the excellence in master suite design for a single fam-
FV Home expo opens The Fraser Valley Home & Garden Expo is on from Feb. 10 to Feb. 12 at the Tradex Trade and Convention Centre in Abbotsford. The must-see event for home owners features many exhibits and celebrities such as designer Bridget Savereux, HGTV host of The Stagers and W Network’s popular Colour Confidential host Jane Lockhart, who will share her wealth of experience as an interior designer and colour expert.
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David Tyrell won a Grand Tommie for this striking Kelowna home. ily detached home over $3 million, and excellence in single family detached home over $3 million (with Past and Epp). The home features clean lines, with expanses of glass, wood and water to blend in almost seamlessly into the peaceful environment of Okanagan Lake. Tyrell said he was honoured with the recognition, but also shared some of the credit with his clients. “Good architecture is not possible without a sophisticated and trusting client. I was fortunate to have such a couple for this project,” Tyrell said.
Since 1990, Tyrell has garnered more than a two dozen CHBA Awards. The Luminescence project also received a number three placement on the top 20 Most Popular Homes of 2011 at HomeDSGN.com, a website where homes from around the world are published. The Tommie Gold Awards go to a variety of companies for categories in affordable housing, renovations, single family homes and marketing to energy efficient considerations. ◗ See more photos at www. abbotsfordtimes.com
The annual show offers everything from gardening tools, alarms systems to energyefficient window coverings, and how-to seminars to beautify homes inside and out. This year the BBQ Shop will give away a $250 Napoleon Fire Pit. Hours are 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 am. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $5, children under 12 are free with an adult. Tradex is at 1190 Cornell St., adjacent to the Abbotsford International Airport.
How do you help your preschooler to be ready for school? As a parent, how do you know what skills and knowledge are really important for school success? Should you be teaching letters? What is more important for developing printing—playing with cars on the ﬂoor or practicing letter formation? All kindergarten and preschool teachers in Abbotsford can tell you and teach you what you can do to help your child be ready. To help you, Kindergarten teachers and community partners in Abbotsford are having open houses at local schools. Parents and children born in 2007 or 2008 are invited to come to a session at their neighbourhood school. Every child will be given a package of learning supplies. Parents will be given resources and ideas about how to help their child. One of the most important things you can do to make sure that your child is successful at school is to be involved!
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The Moonliters big band presents its Valentine’s Sweetheart Dance Feb. 11 at Matsqui Community Hall, 33676 St. Olaf St., Matsqui Village. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., dancing from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., light meal at 9:30 p.m. Dance to swing, Latin and other ballroom styles. Tickets are $20 at Kings Music, 114-2669 Langdon St., Abbotsford, or call 604-853-5996 to reserve.
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Christian Singles dance
Christian Singles Group, an interdenominational support group for singles of all age groups in Abbotsford, holds a Feb. 11 Valentine’s Day dance with games and prizes. For more details phone Rodney at 604-824-8587 or Kim at 604-504-0494.
Hospice Valentine dance
Mission Hospice Society holds a fundraising Valentine’s Day dinner and dance, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 14, at Cedarbrook Chateau, 32133 Seventh Ave., Mission. Tickets are just $25. Silent auction, 50/50, see www.missionhospice.bc.ca for details or call 604-826-2235.
Seniors social dance
Gracie & the Guys play on Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m. at the Abbotsford Seniors Association, 33889 Essendene Ave., Abbotsford. Tickets are $6 for members, $6.50 for non-members. Phone Jodie at 604850-2465, or see www.abbotsfordseniorsassociation.com.
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Healing for teen girls
This is a free eight-week counselling group for girls 13 to 17 who have experienced sexual abuse or assault, starting Feb. 9 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Mission. You are not alone, it is not your fault and you can feel better. Contact 604-820-4300 for details.
Mission book sale
Mission Friends of the Library has a book sale at Mission Library, 33247 Second Avenue, from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 9; 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 10; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 11; and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 12. More at 604-826-6610.
Federal retirees meet
CFV branch of Federal Retirees meets on Feb.10 at 10:30 a.m. in the Abbotsford Rec Centre. Speaker is Marion Keys from the Abbotsford Hospice.
Way of the Shaman
Register by Feb. 10 for the non-profit Foundation for Shamanic Studies workshop, the Way of the Shaman basic on March 3 – 4, at Ryder Lake Community Hall. Register at email@example.com. See www.shamanism.org.
Stories from black history
Abbotsford marks Black History month with storytellers and musicians on Feb. 11 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at the InterCultural
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. Hub, Matsqui Recreation Centre, 3106 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford. Admission by donation. Contact Danica at 778-552-6317 or DanicaDenomme@live.ca.
Musical benefit for Laurie
Enjoy live bands at Sniper’s Pool Hall, 33212 1st Ave., Mission, on Feb. 12, doors open at 7 p.m. Featuring Random Dander, Aqua- Vista, Higher Plains and Mad Decent. Tickets $12 at the door, raffles, 50/50. Proceeds go to help a wonderful woman who has fallen ill to leukemia. Facebook http://www.facebook.com/ events/294937227220907
Blue herons and kids
Play outside with Wildlife Explorers during spring break at the Great Blue Heron Reserve. Explore wildlife with games, activities and art from March 19 – 23 for kids aged seven to 12 years, 5200 Sumas Prairie Rd., Chilliwack. Contact herons@ shawbiz.ca,
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Pancake breakfast Feb. 11 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 8469 Cedar St. Mission. Cost is by donation.
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Drop by Mission Library, 33247 Second Avenue, for an interactive storytime with books, songs and more on Feb. 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., for babies up to 24 months. Call 604-826-6610.
Mission Sumas Abbotsford Better Breathers meets Feb. 16 (third Thursday of each month) at 10 a.m. to noon, at Cascade Community Church, 35190 DeLair Rd., Abbotsford. Living with chronic obstructive lung disease and/or asthma can be difficult. Share information, education and support with others.
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laying music is what she loves best. Her grades are something to be proud of. She has been a part of the school yearbook club as the photographer for two years straight. Marley has so many good things going for her; no one ever suspected that she is a victim of bullying at her high school. There are far too many ‘Marley’s’ present in high schools and middle schools in Abbotsford. Fortunately there are places, such as the Abbotsford Youth Commission (AYC), where youth who feel bullied can come and hang out in a safe and helpful environment. The staff members at the youth centres build relationships with these youth on a day-to-day basis so that they can be positive role models in these youth’s lives and so that they feel comfortable confiding in them when incidents (like bullying) occur. Jenny, a youth who regularly comes to the AYC youth centre says, “I like that I can talk to the staff about problems I have in my life, and they can give me advice and support.” The Abbotsford Youth Commission is a non-profit organization that aims to help youth feel included, safe, valued, empowered and connected. Their goals are to advocate on behalf of youth, implement programs for youth in the community, be actively involved with the community in developing programs and services for youth, and to share youth information and resources with the community. The AYC believes that ‘because youth matter’ they deserve opportunities to participate in various youth-friendly activities. When asked for reasons for coming to ARC Youth Centre, Curtis, a youth who attends each week says, “I like that I can say what I feel and people here understand me.” Another youth, Dave, answers the
question of what he likes most about coming to the center by stating, “I like that I can hang out with my friends here and the staff are fun to be around.” Besides providing programs, AYC works towards crime prevention by offering youth somewhere to go during high-risk hours, providing youth with the strong adult mentors that they are seeking, giving youth a forum to have their voices heard and assisting youth to create positive change in their community. Teague Funk, an AYC Rec Lead at the drop-in centre located at Abbotsford Recreation Center says, “This place (drop-in) provides youth with an opportunity to interact and make new friends with other youth that they would not otherwise meet and spend time with.” Another program leader of the AYC states, “Bullying is not tolerated in our programs or at our centres. We strive to make the centre a place where youth feel safe to come talk to us about their problems, and we have information about other resources available in the community as well.” The AYC offers many free drop-in programs in locations scattered around Abbotsford such as Drop-In Floor Hockey and Drop-In Basketball. There are also two youth centres available for youth to drop-in with friends and engage in fun activities in a safe environment. Along with providing a safe environment, the youth centers also offer opportunities for youth to get involved and learn leadership skills. Youth Focus is a program that allows youth who attend the centres to voice their opinions on activities and events that happen at both ARC and MRC youth centres. • Drop-In Floor Hockey – Thursdays @ Ag Rec. 3:30pm-5:00pm • Drop-In Basketball –
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for youth who otherwise could not afford to participate. For more information on any of the above programs, please visit the Abbotsford Youth Commission’s website at www.abbyyouth.com or call the AYC office at (604) 854-8785. Last year for anti-bullying day the Abbotsford Youth Commission had discussions with youth at the youth centres about their experiences with bullying, if they had been bullied and what they could do to prevent it. Along with the discussion, youth made
posters depicting their views of anti-bullying. This year for antibullying day on February 29th, the AYC will be hosting events and activities at both of their Youth Drop-In Centres. All of the staff will be wearing pink shirts to show the community that they are taking a stand against bullying. Youth are encouraged to make a commitment to end bullying by wearing pink as well. Look for more details next week regarding the AYC’s plans for anti-bullying day along with other stories and facts about preventing bullying in the Abbotsford Times.
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“It’s no surprise your typical woman wouldn’t want to throw their body around,” she said. “They might come to watch the sexy guys roll around but we’d rather be in the ring.” Spinelli hopes the Friday night match will increase the Abbotsford fan base, as the Battle Royale will showcase a dozen wrestlers, including ASW Trans Canada Champion “Mr Beefy Goodness” Vance Nevada, Gorgeous Michelle Starr, The Mighty Iton and others. Spinelli is determined to make a permanent mark in wrestling, but she wants to do without being exploited solely for her sex appeal. “I want to make KC Spinelli a household name,” she said. “I’m going to make a difference and show them women can wrestle and make the words ‘woman wrestler’ mean more than just a fake set of boobs.”
e male wrestler KC Spinelli swears her sport is pure entertainment. And she and her female peers plan to deliver on that promise when they come to Abbotsford Friday night. Spinelli, a.k.a. Natalie Harrison, is one of three woman wrestlers featured in the All Star Wrestling Blizzard Battle Royale at the Abbotsford Arts Centre. Spinelli will square off against competitors Nicole Matthews and Raven Lake in a three-way elimination matchup that will keep the audience glued to their seats. The wrestlers will live up to the ASW guarantee of bringing old school wrestling to new fans. “Fans have no idea what they are in for. They don’t expect much ahead of time but we show them we can wrestle,” said Spinelli. “We do exactly as much or more than the guys do, and fans always appreciate that we go out there and work our butts off.” Spinelli, who is trained in karate and Muay Thai kickboxing, started entering the ring three years ago. She is one of a handful of female
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Allies of wild salmon, including groups Ravine Park Hatchery and Salmon are Sacred, hold a night of music and dance, Feb. 10 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bands are Harma White, Mathieu Lavigne and Mission’s Aqua Vista. Proceeds go to conservation. Tickets $10 at door, at The Playhouse, 10th Ave. and Taulbut, Mission.
Rhapsody for Two
Acclaimed duo Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann perform piano classics in Rhapsody for Two, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre, 9201 Corbould St., Chilliwack. Tickets at 604-391-7469.
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Reel on the River
Reel on the River presents Sundance Festival winner Senna on Feb. 13 at Silver City Mission, a film about Brazilian Formula One legend, a must-see for racing fans and non-fans alike. Next film is Monsieur Lazar on Feb. 27. Fee is $10 for each show. For more on film series see reelontheriver.ca.
The Future of Food
On Feb. 29, Cinema Politica Fraser Valley presents The Future of Food. Find out why there is a revolution in the farm fields and dinner tables across the country. Free admission, donations accepted, door prizes. Show starts at 6:30 p.m. at Mission library, 33247 Second Avenue.
Culture & concerts
Fraser Valley Watercolour Society has a demo night Feb. 9, 7 p.m. at Abbotsford Collegiate Secondary School, Art Room N102, with artist Cheryl Shaw. Drop-in fee is $7. Call Carol Portree at 604-850-9694 or see www.MyArtClub.com.
Guys & Dolls at Yale
Yale Secondary School presents the musical comedy Guys & Dolls on Feb. 12 at 2:30 p.m., and Feb. 16 – 18 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 at the school, at 34620 Old Yale Rd., Abbotsford. Call 604-853-0778 for details.
Musical benefit for Laurie
Enjoy live bands at Sniper’s Pool Hall, 33212 1st Ave., Mission, on Feb. 17, doors open at 7 p.m. Featuring Random Dander, Aqua- Vista, Higher Plains and Mad Decent, plus Mr. Excitement, aka Denis. All proceeds from this event go to help a wonderful woman who has fallen ill to leukemia. See on.fb.me/zrJYeJ.
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Wayne’s World plays classic rock on Feb. 11 at Dewdney Pub, 8793 River Rd., in Dewdney, five minutes east of Mission on the Lougheed Hwy., Call 604-826-4762.
Finnegan’s live music
Finnegan’s Pub has country rock nights on Feb. 24 and 25 with Damian Marshal, on from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Finnegan’s is at 33780 King Rd., Abbotsford.
ROCA at coffee house
Mission Coffee House Concert Series presents ROCA, Robert and Cailin, a duo of piano and voice on Feb. 18 at Mission Community Activity Centre, 10th and Taulbut. Fee is $5, includes open stage at 7 p.m. before main act at 8 p.m.
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Sing, play or just listen to the A-Tones celebrate the old tunes with songfests on Mondays, 1p.m. to 3 p.m., at the Abbotsford Seniors Association drop-in centre on Cyril Street. Lyrics provided, all ages, all genres of music, new Canadians welcome. Call Ed at 604-853-8624 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jed’s jam nights
The Gourmet Gallery presents Jed’s Jam every Friday night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Informal jam sessions with up to 12 musicians. The Gourmet Gallery is at 300-3033 Immel St., Abbotsford, 604-504-0899.
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Housing sales slow in valley But prices, new listings, are up in new year
ome sales this January were the lowest since the start of 2009, but Fraser Valley realtors also saw one of the highest numbers of new listings come on line last month in the past decade. The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board reported this week there were 2,753 new listings last month, five per cent more than in January 2011. The increase in new inventory raised the volume of active properties in Fraser Valley to 8,320 by the end of January. This is good news for home hunters, said board president Sukh Sidhu. “For buying power you can’t beat the combination of greater selection, the continuation of extremely low interest rates and stable prices,” he said. The board’s Multiple Listing Service processed actual 799 sales last month, four per cent less than in January 2011. While home prices are dropped slightly in the last six months, overall prices are still up over last year. T h e b o a rd’s n e w M L S Home Price Index, launched on Monday, shows the bench-
mark price of a detached home in the Fraser Valley in January was $567,700, an increase of 7.6 per cent compared to $527,500 in January 2011. The benchmark price in January for townhouses was $314,200, an increase of 2.4 per cent compared to January last year. The benchmark price of apartments in January was $199,600, a decrease of 0.1 per cent compared to January 2011 when it was $199,800. The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI), replacing the Lower Mainland’s MLSLink® Housing Price Index, is a new measure of price for residential properties in five major markets across Canada. It includes Greater Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal, with more markets to be added. The new pricing index system was pioneered by six founding partners: the real estate boards of Calgary, Fraser Valley, Greater Montreal, Greater Vancouver, and Greater Toronto and the Canadian Real Estate Association. Sidhu says the new MLS HPI will help agents in guiding homeowners. “It’s a bigger, better tool to measure the change in home prices and now we can more accurately compare our market to other major cities in Canada,” he said.
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Honouring our local athletes Fo u r t h year setter Brina DerksenBergen of Abbotsford was instrumental in No. 1 UBC’s B. DERKSEN-BERGEN two weekend victories over Brandon in women’s volleyball action. Derksen-Bergen had 26 set assists Friday and managed to record a team-high five block assists, and 26 set assists again on Saturday. She also had three block assists, tying her with Lisa Barclay for the team lead, and added three kills and six digs, which were second highest on the team. UBC has clinched first place in the Canada West in volleyball.
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Hatzic Secondary wrestlers Kyra Evans, left, Alex Sawyer and Taylor Ballantyne are ready to lay the smack down at the F.V. Zone Championships on Saturday.
Hatzic wrestlers keep their eye on the prize JEAN KONDA-WITTE JKonda-Witte@abbotsfordtimes.com
hen it comes to wrestling they must be doing something right at Hatzic Secondary. The fledgling program, just three years in the making, has three young stars who seem like nice girls until they get near a wrestling mat. Then their steely resolve leaves just one thing on their minds . . . domination. “They’re very talented and very strong,” said coach Allison Thiessen of Kyra Evans, Alex Sawyer (both Grade 9) and Taylor Ballantyne, Grade 8. “All three will qualify [for provincials],” she added matter of factly about this weekend’s qualifying tournament in Abbotsford.
“I’m really proud of them, and if they put their mind to it, they can achieve just about anything.” Wrestling at 69 kg, Alex Sawyer hasn’t lost a match this year. When not on the mat, she skates with the TripleA Bantam boy’s hockey team and will be competing at the B.C. Winter Games in two weeks in Vernon. “Her upper body strength and her ability to control her opponents are outstanding,” said Thiessen, who knows a thing or two about wrestling after competing for years with Yale Secondary. “In my 10 years of coaching, I have yet to coach someone with so much potential on and off the mat.” Sawyer, who placed fifth at last year’s provincials in Grade 8, admits to getting really nervous before she hits the mat. “Unlike hockey you have one shot at it. If you make one mistake you’re pinned and it’s done.” Kyra Evans (60 kg) is also in her second year and
Roller hockey ready to go The Abbotsford Ag-Rec Roller Hockey league is looking for players and registration is Saturday, Feb. 11 and March 1 from, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Sports Zone, 33147 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford. The league is focused on making the game of roller hockey fun for all children of all skill levels. The community-oriented league provides boys and girls ages 6-16 with an activity that is both physically and mentally challenging. The league has been running for more than 15 years. Required equipment includes a helmet with a
placed in the top three in every tournament this year. She loves the sport because of its physicality. “It gets your anger out,” she said laughing. Her coach sees it as more than that. “She has an amazing awareness on the mat and is able to get out of tricky situations with no problems. She is ferocious and always determined to win,” said Thiessen. Still in Grade 8, Taylor Ballantyne (51 kg) is the newbie on the team, but you’d never know it. The young grappler has placed in the top two in all of her tournaments this year. “She is very strong, extremely flexible and has a winning nature about her,” said Thiessen. “She is very aggressive. A switch turns on in her and she just goes after it. She’s a very quick learner.” All three girls will be competing for Hatzic on Saturday at the Upper Fraser Valley Zone Championships at W.J. Mouat, in hopes of qualifying for the provincials to be held in Penticton on Feb. 23-25. Action begins at 9 a.m. and runs all day.
full facemask, hockey gloves, jock, knee, elbow, and shin pads (soccer shin pads OK), roller-blades (goalies optional), and a plastic or wooden blade stick. All games are played at the Ag-Rec building on the exhibition grounds in Abbotsford and are open to boys and girls ages 6-16. The league runs April 19 to June 8 on Thursday and Friday evenings. Cost is $150 and includes a free jersey and free team and individual pictures for ages 6-13. For details contact firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.agrechockey.com.
Aieisha Luyken and Joel Friesen were named UFV Cascades/Abbotsford Heat Athletes of the Week, Feb. 5. Friesen led the Cascades men’s basketball team to two key victories over the UBC Thunderbirds 77–72, on Friday and 94-83, on Saturday. Friesen led the Cascades in scoring with a 23 point performance on Friday and 18 points Saturday. Aieisha Luyken helped the Cascades women’s basketball team defeat the UBC Thunderbirds, 65-57 on Friday night. UFV fell at the buzzer to UBC 60-58 on Saturday. But Luyken, with 17 points Friday and 15 on Saturday was the Cascades’ top scorer. – STAFF REPORTER
Mission lacrosse registration next week Registration for minor lacrosse is Monday, Feb. 13 at the Mission Leisure Centre from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A fee of $170 is set for all new players in all age groups, and boys and girls born between 1996-2007 are eligible to play. MMLC can help low-income families access KidSport funding and find inexpensive gear if needed. MMLC plays and practises at the Mission Leisure Centre and the Centennial Park lacrosse box in good weather. See missionminorlacrosse.com for more information or call Bill Muirhead at 604-820-2467 for details. – STAFF REPORTER
THE TIMES THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012
Abby taken down JEAN KONDA-WITTE JKonda-Witte@abbosfordtimes.com
– JEAN KONDA-WITTE/TIMES
Abbotsford’s Shea Bourquin is taken down by a Meraloma player in premier action Saturday at Exhibition field.
he Abbotsford Rugby Club was shut out 56-0 by Meraloma in Premier League action Saturday at Exhibition field. There were a bunch of injuries with five key guys out of the game, but coach Jason Young wasn’t making any excuses. “It was just one of those games that didn’t go right. We didn’t capitalize on scoring opportunities,” he said. “It was a step back but more of a reality check. We’re playing against the top teams in the country.”
Abbotsford kept the score close through the first half, but things fell apart for the young club after that. The average age of Abby’s players is 21-22, several years younger and less experienced than the Meraloma squad. “It’s a good thing. We can use it as a positive and build on it,” added Young. “The guys need to work a bit harder and take things more serious. It’s about playing at the top level all the time.” With the loss, Abbotsford’s record drops to 0-4. On Saturday they host the Burnaby Lake Rugby Club at 2:45 p.m. at Exhibition field.
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It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Joannus Cornelis Kraakman (John) on February 4, 2012. Predeceased by his father Joannus P. Kraakman in 2009, John will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 37 years, Norma; his mother Tina Kraakman of Nicomen Island; his son, John (Kristi) of Mission; daughters, Jayme (Paul) Jacobsen of Sorrento and Terra (Roland) Fox of Lower Nicola and son Robert Kraakman of Mission; his 6 grandchildren; Johnathan, Meghan, Brandon, Peyton, Ostyn and Tyler; his siblings, Mary (Pat), Newfoundland; Bruce (Donna), Nicomen Island; Mike (Brenda), Mission; Walter (Wanda), Nicomen Island; Neil, Nicomen Island, as well as his Aunt Hilda, many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and extended family in Canada, Holland and New Zealand. A Celebration of John’s life will be held at Northside Community Church, 33507 Dewdney Trunk Road, Mission, on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 11:00 am. Arrangements entrusted to Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home 604-826-9548
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MURRAYVILLE 2 br , 3rd flr, 5 appls, u/g pkg, storage locker, no elevator., nr amens Av now. N/P. $1000 + util. Jim 604-836-3879 NEWER SUITE, well kept bldg, next to Columbia Bible College, 5 appl, 2 bdrm, 2 baths, f/p, insuite w/d, u/g prkg, n/s, Mar. 1, $950. 778-549-1421
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Tim Stephens' Astral Reﬂections Aries March 21 - April 19: You are going through massive changes (2009-2023), especially in your worldly status, career and relationships. The question is: will they be beneﬁcial changes, or otherwise? To see and follow the best future, to nudge those changes toward the beneﬁcial, the most important thing you can do is hope, understand and see life and people as positive. This week gives you that hope, and a road sign to successful changes/results, especially Sunday afternoon to Tuesday midday, and late Thursday night through Saturday. Watch, observe, think! Wisdom (love?) comes, Wednesday/ Thursday. Taurus April 20-May 20: Keep striving. One last big effort could push a project toward success. Tackle chores early Sunday. This eve to Tuesday morning offers challenges but also opportunities – seek the new, the fresh, be outgoing, make contacts, negotiate, ﬁnd common ground. Don’t seek agreement Tuesday daytime to pre-dawn Thursday, unless you’re prepared to give everything, or to make a spiritual/psychological sacriﬁce. Avoid collusion, skirting the law, and gossip-inducing situations. Good investments, research Thursday. Wisdom, gentle love, travel, law, culture bless you Friday/Saturday. Gemini May 21-June 20: Start getting your affairs in order, start any crucial projects – a slowdown will occur in about one month. On the one hand, there’s friendly romance – more correctly, the hope of romance. On the other hand, a ﬁnancial step, an investment (or debt program) or even a sexual link – these will “overrule” romance this week. Until 2023, remember: sex, money and lifestyle will defeat light, friendly, social romance and fun, non-binding love affairs; but heavy romance (infatuation, “the world well lost” romance) will defeat all these. This remains a puzzle until October: then you’ll see.
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