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Renowned B.C. artist and environmentalist Robert Bateman gives art students some pointers during a morning painting class at Palfy Park in Abbotsford on Tuesday. The artist spent the day at Robert Bateman Secondary School, talking to students and staff about art and the environment. For more photos see www.abbotsfordtimes.com.

A lesson on art and nature JEAN KONDA-WITTE JKonda-Witte@abbotsfordtimes.com

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he downpour Tuesday morning did not enhance the picture perfect painting class setting at Palfy Park the art students at Robert Bateman Secondary envisioned. But that didn’t stop Robert Bateman, the artist, from handing out a bit of on-location advice about painting in the rain forest. Bateman was in Abbotsford for the day to visit the school that bears his name, and talk to kids about art and the environment. Huddling under umbrellas, Sherry Dunn’s art students attempted to paint their surroundings during the soggy walkabout at the little park that straddles Stoney Creek. “We wanted to introduce Bob to the piece of nature we have that is close to the school,” said Dunn. The mini-field trip didn’t last long, thanks to the weather, but Bateman went back to the school to meet with students and teachers, and to share some of his passions. “He basically says he paints and he rants [about the

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environment],” said Dunn. “He talked to the students about drawing, art, and had lots of fatherly advice on what they can do with their future. In the art classroom, Bob talked about slowing down and observing carefully.” He showed his early works along with students’ work from art classes he taught, and of famous artists who inspire him. “He gave us lots of advice for art and for life,” said Dunn. “The kids were really thrilled to meet him. It’s a real special experience for him to be in the classroom.” Later Bateman met with students in the science and sustainable resources classes and spoke on the environment and the activism in which he is involved. ‘He’s been ahead of the curve for years to get people reconnected to nature,” added Dunn. “He spoke about how we can recognize so much of the corporate world and how we now need to reconnect with the natural world.” They were hoping the artist would participate in the ground breaking for the school’s community garden but they ran out of time.

ission RCMP say no foul play is suspected after the completion of an autopsy of a woman’s body that was found floating in the Fraser River on Monday afternoon. Although investigators haven’t released the cause of death, they are issuing a description of the woman in hopes of identifying her, said RCMP Sgt. Miriam Dickson. The woman is Caucasian, between 60 to 70 years of

age and weighing 200 to 220 pounds. She is about five feet, six inches tall with short gray/ blonde curly hair and grey/ blue eyes. The woman is not believed to have been in the river for long, said Dickson. Investigators are following several leads, including reports of missing women from other communities. Mission RCMP have not had any local reports of someone matching the woman’s description go missing, said Dickson. Abbotsford boaters discovered the body Monday about 2:30 p.m. just east of the Mission Bridge. Anyone who can assist in the identification of the woman is asked to contact the Mission RCMP detachment at 604-8267161.

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bbotsford Police are trying to stem a spree of iPhone thefts around the Bourquin bus loop and Mill Lake Park. Five of the expensive cell phones have been stolen in the area since April 18, said Const. Ian MacDonald. A man has been approaching people who already have their phones in hand and ask to borrow it to make an emergency call. As soon as someone hands over his or her phone, the suspect flees, said MacDonald. Suspects are also bumping people who are busy looking at their phone. When the victim is distracted by the contact, the thief grabs the phone and runs. If a stranger says there’s an

emergency, MacDonald recommends people phone police or to dial a number and relay a message themselves rather than handing over their iPhone. Witnesses descriptions suggest there may be two different suspects at work, but both are described as Caucasian males in their 20s. The APD had already identified the area just south of the Sevenoaks Shopping Centre as a robbery hot spot A rash of incidents, 8 of 25 street robberies since the start of the year, had occurred in the geographical triangle bounded by Mill Lake, Bourquin Crescent and the shopping mall on South Fraser Way. – ROCHELLE BAKER

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Gender selection ad raises debate

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Mission RCMP seeks tips on missing teen

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On an April night five years ago, Mission teenager Jeffrey Surtel left his home and hasn’t been seen since. On the anniversary of his disappearance, Mission RC M P h a s issued a plea to the public for any tips to help JEFF SURTEL locate Surtel. Surtel, who was 17 years old when he went missing, was last seen leaving his Mission home on April 29, 2007. He was wearing dark-coloured jeans, a navy colored T-shirt and a blue hooded sweater. The teen may have been riding a distinctive blue CCM mountain bike with yellow front forks. RCMP also issued an age-adapted photo that shows what Surtel may look like now. Surtel is Caucasian and was 6 feet, 1”, weighing 150 pounds, with medium length brown hair, brown eyes and glasses when he went missing. Contact the Mission RCMP at 604-826-7161 or Crimestoppers at 1-800222-8477.

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ebate in Abbotsford around gender preferences in children is surfacing after media reports about a U.S. fertility clinic that advertised the sex selection in a Indo-Canadian newspaper. An ad for the Washington Center for Reproductive Medicine appeared in the IndoCanadian Voice, in print and online, telling prospective clients they could create the family they want, “boy or girl,” using reproductive technologies. The clinic performs biopsies on embryos slated for in vitro fertilization and tests their DNA to determine the sex. Selected embryos are then implanted in the mother’s uterus. The process, known as preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), will “virtually guarantee successful gender selection,” according to the centre’s website.

Manpreet Grewal, manager of multicultural and immigrant integration programs at Abbotsford Community Services, said the ad plays to a cultural bias within the Indo-Canadian community to have sons. “Everybody knows that there’s a preference for boys in Asian cultures,” said Grewal. The prejudice is based on traditional notions that daughters, expected to be provided a dowery, are a drain on

“You don’t root these kinds of attitudes out overnight.” – Manpreet Grewal

family resources while a boy’s role is to care for his parents as they age, she said. “You don’t root these kind of attitudes out over night,” Grewal said. “Females were traditionally very powerless . . . but as

they become more educated, aware, and in charge of their own lives, they are seen as more of an asset.” While a preference for sons by Asian immigrants is a reality that needs examination, Grewal cautioned people about applying sweeping stereotypes to the entire community or believing the problem is on the rise. “The attitude is ongoing, and has caused pain somewhere, but it’s definitely shifting.” Community organizations and ethnic media outlets are doing lots of work around gender equality to get people to abandon their bias for boys, she said. The practise of pre-conception gender selection is illegal in Canada, except in the case of preventing a sex-linked disease or disorder. However, Grewal didn’t think a ban on advertising from clinics south of the border would be fruitful in combatting the problem.

A U.S. clinic sex selection ad was on an Indo-Canadian news site. “If they have consumers because it’s illegal [here], they’ll do it,” she said. “I think the attitudinal shift, education and awareness is the answer.

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“And as more women gain gender equality, that’s the answer, too.”

bbotsford’s Warm Zone – the city’s only drop-in centre serving the community’s most vulnerable and marginalized women – is on borrowed money and time. A three-year pilot project formally funded by federal government through Status of Women Canada, the Warm Zone provides a safe space and services to women who are homeless, working the streets, battling illness, abuse, poverty, drug addiction or mental health issues or any combination of those problems. The centre has shower, laundry facilities, clothing and personal care items, Internet, a telephone, hot meals and access to counsellors, medical and legal services, HIV prevention and help for obtaining emergency and stable housing.

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Women spend time at the Warm Zone in Abbotsford resting, visiting, doing laundry and showering. The centre served more than 1,300 women last year. However, federal government funding for the drop centre dried up at the end of March, as did its lease. Co-ordinator Michele Giordano said the Women’s Resource Society

of the Fraser Valley, which runs the centre, is stretching its resources to keep the doors open temporarily while they scramble to find more funding.

“We’re basically pulling money out of our savings account until September, which buys us time to try and get a commitment from various agencies where we’re trying to get funding,” said Giordano. The federal government provided $93,000 a year since March 2009. The Warm Zone must also find a new and more permanent home as they only have a month-to-month agreement at its current location, across from Jubilee Park in downtown Abbotsford. Last year the centre served more than 1,300 women, with about 10 new women accessing services monthly. There were 644 visits from women in March alone, said Giordano. Dorothy Henneveld, WRSFV’s executive director, said it was clear from the start that money for the project would dry up at the end of the threeyear term but there are possible funding sources. “That’s the beauty and difficulty of pilot projects,” said Henneveld. see WOMEN, page A16

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Abbotsford Police launched a second poster in its Operation X campaign that informs youth about the “gamble” associated with using street drugs. The poster will be placed in Abbotsford secondary schools, city buildings and other public places young people gather.

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he Abbotsford School District is dispelling parents’ fears that Grade 12 graduation ceremonies at Yale Secondary School are in danger. Parents received an e-mail from the school Tuesday afternoon about an “emergency meeting” scheduled for May 1 concerning Yale Secondary grads. A number of parents began to speculate that Yale’s graduation might be cancelled due to B.C. teachers’ recent vote to withdraw from

extracurricular activities. One parent said if she had to volunteer time to make grad happen, she would. However, Dave Stephen, district spokesman, said he’s had direct assurances from the school’s vice principal that graduation ceremonies at Yale are going ahead. “[Emergency meeting] was perhaps unfortunate wording, if parents took that to mean they’d be announcing cancellations of events,” said Stephen. The meeting was set to update parents about the new action plan following the teachers’ vote and activities around upcoming grad events.

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n recognition of National Volunteer Week last week, ICBC tipped its hat to 190 volunteers in Abbotsford, Mission, Hope and Boston Bar for their ongoing efforts to make their communities’ roads safer. With the support of volunteers, speed-related crashes have steadily decreased in B.C. over the last five years. Last year, local SpeedWatch program volunteers put in more than 650 hours to help reduce speed-related crashes in their communities. Volunteers use radar and speed-reader boards and unmanned trailers supplied by ICBC to show drivers how fast they’re actually traveling. “Speed boards are a very effective educational tool, as most drivers do slow down,” said Don Miller, the ICBC road safety coordinator in Abbotsford and Mission. Research shows that more than 70 per cent of drivers traveling 10 km/h over the speed limit slow down when they see a speed-reader board. There are 89 Speed Watch

groups in the province, said Miller, who is also the Speed Watch co-ordinator in B.C. “We encourage them to set up near high-crash intersections, about half a block away or so. We hope people will make better decisions when they get to the intersections, (such as) stepping on the brake instead of the gas when they see an amber light,” he said. At some set-ups, volunteers record the speed of drivers and relay that information to police officers waiting down the road. Other times, the information on speeders is passed on to local law enforcement, which sends warning letters to the registered owners. Miller is also reaching out to drivers aged 19 to 25 at trades schools to target those young adults heading into the workforce. “What we know from studies is that some are drinking or even toking up (marijuana) at job sites,” he said. On April 19, RoadSense speaker Kevin Brooks addressed students at Mission’s Riverside College.

Brooks is a young motivational speaker who became paralyzed in a car crash, which also killed his best friend. Brooks was driving drunk and speeding that night in 2000. Volunteers also support anti-crime programs such as Lock Out Auto Crime. In 2011 volunteers from Abbotsford to Boston Bar distributed more than 6,900 notices resembling parking tickets onto the windshields of vehicles, many with valuables in sight, offering common sense tips. Each year, programs help recover hundreds of stolen vehicles in B.C. Educating the public seems to work: ICBC says it’s seen an “astounding” 71 per cent decrease in vehicle thefts and 64 per cent decrease in vehicle break-ins in B.C since 2003. In the Lower Mainland, more than 2,200 volunteers spent about 100,000 hours delivering road safety programs last year. If you’d like to volunteer, Miller can be reached at 604850-8083.

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Get grant for Mission birthday

Women’s group marks 25 years

Logan may be renamed

If your non-profit group has any ideas with which to celebrate the District of Mission’s 120th anniversary, you may want to submit an application for some grant dollars. Mission recently was allocated $75,000 by the provincial Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development to mark the birthday. The district has planned the party for Sept. 29, and it will likely be held at the Heritage Park Centre. A portion of the funds is allocated for community groups to help celebrate Mission’s arts and culture and to create a legacy for their organization. Grant applications must be submitted by May 24 at 4:30 p.m. They are available at the Mission Leisure Centre front desk, 7650 Grand St., Mission., or from the administration office at the Municipal Hall, 8645 Stave Lake St. You can also call 604-820-5357 for details, or apply online at mission.bc.ca.

Members of the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Abbotsford invite women in the community to their 25th anniversary party on May 9 at The Reach Gallery Museum. It promises to be a relaxing evening of networking, information and refreshments while honouring the club’s 25 years of empowering local professional women. BPW chapters provide forums for local women to promote their business pursuits, form friendships, enhance their skills to aid in career advancement and advocate nationally and globally for women’s issues. The Abbotsford club hosts events and projects throughout the year including the Myrtle Evertt Woman of the Year Awards, honouring women in Abbotsford who contribute to their communities and are role models for young women. Notable Canadian members of the BPW include Emily Carr, Kim Campbell, Mobina Jaffer, Roberta Bondar and Rita Johnston. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $20. RSVP by May 4 to bpwabbotsford@gmail.com. The Reach is located at 32388 Veterans Way in Abbotsford. Visit bpwabbotsford.ca for more.

Mission district employees will look into the possibility of renaming a portion of Logan Way to Veterans’ Way. Mayor Ted Adlem brought the issue up at the April 16 council hearing, saying that it was a request from the Mission branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, which has its branch on Logan Avenue. Coun. Jenny Stevens cautioned a name change could be costly and confusing for businesses in the area. Generally the council supported the idea. Adlem said the renaming wouldn’t be “official,” however, and would likely be restricted to a short portion of the avenue in front of the Legion facility. He requested that the district staff look into how a portion of road could be renamed

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District eyes tax gifts for amenities CHRISTINA TOTH CToth@abbotsfordtimes.com

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he District of Mission may adopt a novel approach to fundraise for local community projects, by diverting a stream of tax-deductible “voluntary tax contributions” to a specific project. In return, residents would receive a tax receipt for the contributions. The mechanism already exists, as “municipal governments can issue tax receipts,” director of finance Ken Bjorgaard explained at an April 16 council hearing. The key will be to have a well-defined project, versus simply a concept, and to hold a campaign to promote the program to the public, he said. “For example, if we can find a location and size for a seniors’ centre, then we could start funneling money toward it,” Bjorgaard said. When a project is identified, then a donation campaign could be initiated, he added. The volunteer contributions are better suited to one-time projects, versus on-going operations as the donations can vary from year to year. Once established, the donations can be accepted at any time of the year, not just tax time. However, there won’t be anything in this year’s tax notices, Bjorgaard said. The council will review the specifics of the current gift program at the same time they are updated on the district’s community amenities program. They requested a workshop on the status of the community amenities, and that should be held within the month, Bjorgaard said. Mission’s community amenity contribution policy was established in 1996 when it became apparent the district

was falling behind in providing amenities to the growing population. It was also apparent that the only source of revenue for the fund was general revenue. Community amenity contributions from developers provide another source of revenue for the fund, as they were directly tied to new residential units, and therefore users of the community facilities. For example, the Carhoun & Sons Wren Street development will provide $422,250 to the community amenity fund. Under current legislation, development cost charges can only be applied to district infrastructure such as roads, trunk pipelines and in-ground services to accommodate the growing community. Community amenity dollars could be used for other services, such as fire and police services, parks or recreation. Since 1996, the district has collected close to $2 million for the community amenity fund, and spent about $1.3 million for improvements at local parks, the Centennial Park lacrosse box and the leisure centre. The fund currently holds $670,741. At the workshop, set up by director of planning Sharon Fletcher and her department, the council will review the two proposed amenities lists and costs, which were created based on significant community input a year ago. Some ideas were more computers at the library, longer hours for the museum and archives, upgrade the skate park, and improve seniors’ facilities. The councillors will also hear about current cost estimates, value of the community amenities program and some possible short-term improvements to existing facilities.

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ver the past century, Canada has imposed a lot of restrictions on its electors, trimming the number of people who are allowed to cast a ballot. Not long ago, women, First Nations, Chinese- and Indo-Canadians, among others were denied the right to vote. Our rules about who is allowed to run have roughly paralleled those rules. If you can vote, you can run for office. Today a candidate must be a Canadian citizen and over the age of 18. But should voters and electors be the same groups? We talk about holding politicians to a higher standard, but that doesn’t seem to start until they enter office and begin failing. Why not test them before they get elected? In ancient China, becoming a member of the powerful imperial bureaucracy required submitting to a standardized test. It was meant to weed out the unfit and foolish, proving that officials were learned, cultured men. British explorers and traders who saw the system in action thought it would be a nice replacement for their bureaucratic systems, based on patronage, nepotism, bribery, and heredity. So the East India Company and the government bureaucracy slowly turned into a more-or-less meritocratic system. Unfortunately, they never applied the same theory to their parliament, or their monarchy.

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the painful truth Let’s try a little thought experiment. Imagine we have a test that Canadians must pass before they run for high public office. What would this test look like? I’d suggest that the results should be independent of charisma. At no time should the testers meet the test-takers directly. First section: math, including calculus and trigonometry. A number of questions, demanding that they show their work. (And let’s have none of that nonsense about some people being naturally bad at math. It’s true, but do you want someone who can’t handle numbers in charge of national finances?) Second section: history, culture, and religion. An emphasis on Canadian history is natural, but world history should not be neglected for people who will represent Canada abroad. And for a multi-cultural country, understanding at least the basics of all the major world religions seems like a no-brainer. Third section: practical science and engineering. We can take our cues here from the challenges given to university students.

Build a spaghetti bridge that can support at least five kilograms. Assemble a two-stroke motor from parts, with no instructions. De-bug a piece of computer code. There should be at least two or three such challenges, with the tasks changing every year. Fourth section: language. Write an essay in a language other than your mother tongue. Fifth section: art. Yes, I want our politicians to create something beautiful or striking. Paint a picture, throw and glaze a pot, design a building, pen a sonnet, improvise a saxophone solo. Show us you have a soul, damn it! If handed this test today, I would fail at least three, probably four sections. But I think if I applied myself, I could pass eventually. Most importantly, I think I’d be a better person for having studied and tried. The goal of such a system should not be to weed out potential candidates. It should be to ensure that those who do run are well-rounded and informed in key areas, from science and math to culture and the arts. I’m not sure what a Canada ruled by those who passed such a test would look like, but I’d love to find out. ◗ Visit Matthew Claxton’s blog at

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n her third try at elected office, NDP candidate Gwen O’Mahony’s dogged persistence finally paid off last Thursday as voters chose her as the new MLA for Chilliwack-Hope. She deserves congratulations for her victory in what may have been the most hotly contested, and unpredictable, provincial or federal election in Chilliwack’s recent history. At the very least, her win is notable in that she made history, as the first-ever New Democrat to be elected in the riding that we are aware of. Usually, it’s pretty obvious which candidate Chilliwack voters – indeed, voters in most central Fraser Valley ridings – will choose. It was nice then, to see people heading to the voting box with a sense that their vote would actually make a difference. At least for a year or so. In 13 short months, voters in Chilliwack and ridings across the province will head to the polls to pick a new government. In Chilliwack-Hope, O’Mahony will have to reproduce this year’s victory. Whether she is able to do so will likely depend on the twinned fortunes of the B.C. Conservatives and the B.C. Liberals. Which brings us to vote-splitting. It bears keeping in mind that both the left and the right fall victim to votes split among multiple parties. (Stephen Harper’s Conservatives govern with a majority despite receiving less than 40 per cent of the popular vote, thanks in part to a federal vote split in last year’s election.) The B.C. Liberals will heap blame upon John Cummins, but they have to face the fact they are largely the reason for the rise of the B.C. Conservatives. If the HST didn’t exist, if there wasn’t a bad taste left over from the B.C. Rail affair, if there weren’t questions about Liberal leadership lurking in the corner, and if there weren’t other nagging issues hovering around the B.C. Liberals, the B.C. Conservative Party may not exist. Whether they can rebuild their coalition remains to be seen. But their defeat in Chilliwack-Hope could be a sign that their brand is in tatters, in even the safest of seats. ■ To comment on this editorial, e-mail us at letters@abbotsfordtimes.com.

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In light of the fact that Earth Day was last week, I felt the need to express my concern over a situation that my father and myself came across this weekend. I like to think that I am kind to the environment. My hubby and I recycle, I compost, I turn lights off when I leave a room, I shut the water off while I brush my teeth and I unplug cords of things we aren’t using like phone chargers. But I am so frustrated with the system for getting rid of recycling and garbage in this city, even though I know in an effort to “Go Green,” this city has a specific set of rules and guidelines so that we can protect the Earth. I am currently doing bathroom renovations, so I had the usual demolition stuff like drywall, broken tiles, an old vanity, sink and faucet (the tub, toilet and flooring

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was reused and sent to Habitat for Humanity). We set out (used gas) to the Valley Transfer Station with our truck full. When we got there, the attendant asked us if we had any gypsum or cardboard. We said we had some that had some tiles on them. She told us that we would have to go to Waste Services Incorporated down by Costco to get rid of it because they wouldn’t take it. We deposited the garbage and then drove (more gas) to WSI, which is adding more time and gas to our trip. When we got to Costco we looked for the waste yard (more gas) and couldn’t see it

“by Costco,” so we used our phones to find an address. It was across the street from the SPCA on Industrial Way, not by Costco. On our way we had to wait for a train (more gas) then when we got there, we went inside to ask where we needed to put our load. The lady asked us how old the tile on the gypsum was. We told her that it was around 45 years old. She told us that we could not deposit it, and we had to take it home(more gas), cut a piece off and send it to Vancouver (MORE GAS) to have in analyzed for asbestos, then bring it back (MORE GAS!) with

the results to determine whether they would, in fact, accept it. My dad says he, and I quote: “almost went thermo-nuclear.” I am not upset by the fact that we have to have it tested. I’d rather be safe than sorry. But what I am angry at is all these “save the environment” protocols that force us to drive all over Hell’s half acre to implement. Are we really saving the environment by driving everywhere, so that we can carry out the process? Is there really less pollution by having us deposit our trash properly by trucking our stuff around everywhere burning all that fuel? I feel that there is a really flawed logic here, and that someone needs to take a closer look at this. Aynsley Livingstone Abbotsford

Ready to ride again for diversity ast week, the Cycling4Diversity team received a proclamation from the province of British Columbia and Abbotsford West MLA Mike de Jong, declaring May 20-26 as Cycling4Diversity Week in B.C. With the C4D ride under a month away, the team released its logo, designed by Dwayne De Souza owner of Kapesh Media, and executive co-ordinator for C4D, Sarina Di Martino Derksen. They presented de Jong with a T-shirt bearing the logo. The second annual ride from Mission to Victoria is shaping up to be twice as big as last year, and the support has been tremendous. The journey begins at Griner Park, where the team will replant the ginko biloba tree that was vandal-

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On the edge ized last August. The team will travel 200 kilometres, visiting nine communities and making 34 stops over four days to speak to students, the public and organizations about ways we can celebrate diversity and make our communities more inclusive. The C4D initiative began last year to celebrate World Day for Cultural Diversity, on May 21 each year. This year the team will begin its ride the day after

the United Nations Day and celebrate it in conjunction with Cycling4Diversity Week. The program includes a team of cyclists from diverse backgrounds who will share in the spirit of diversity, listen to concerns and discuss some of the challenges. I feel it’s my responsibility to be part of a larger discussion on how we can actually celebrate diversity and end some of the isolation and divisions that have been steadily increasing. Our team is honoured to carry this message, and each community has warmly welcomed us in showing their own commitment in spreading the message. Last year, the United Nations encouraged one million people around the

globe to do one activity to support diversity and inclusion on May 21. Our activity is the Cycling4Diversity initiative, which our team represents on this trip. “Diversity is ever shifting and changing . . . our approach must reflect such a change as well. We live in an incredibly diverse country and are very blessed because of it. Let us not take those living around us for granted or tolerate discrimination that we might witness first-hand,” said Derksen. “We cannot begin to celebrate diversity until we actually begin talking with one another.” ◗ If you want to join the ride

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CHURCH DIRECTORY ALLIANCE

ALLIANCE

ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA

ANGLICAN

ANGLICAN

The Parish of St. Matthew 2010 Guilford Drive Abbotsford 604-853-2416 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

3440 Mt. Lehman Rd 604-607-5031

2575 Gladwin Road,Abbotsford 604-853-0757

BAPTIST

BAPTIST

www.heritagealliance.ca

www.sevenoaks.org

Maranatha Baptist Church

immanuelfellowship.ca 2950 Blue Jay Street, Abbotsford, BC

9:00 & 10:45 am Worship and Children’s Church

www.maranathabc.ca 3580 Clearbrook Rd. 604-854-1505

604-852-4746

Sunday Worship 10:30AM Kids’ Lighthouse Classes Pastors: Keith Falconer & Vernon Forbes

COMMUNITY CHURCH

COMMUNITY CHURCH

Youth, Adult, Children’s Ministries, Celebrate Recovery & more. Everyone Welcome

GRACE

EVANGELICAL BIBLE CHURCH 2087 McMillan Road 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

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

Sunday Service: 10:00 AM

Connections Groups: Wednesdays @ 7:30 PM Pastoral Team: Blake & Adrienne Joiner Sean & Jamie Sabourin 778-808-9684 www.connectchurch.ca connect with God | connect with people

PRESBYTERIAN (IN MISSION)

St. Pauls 8469 Cedar St. 604-826-8481

10:30 am

Worship & Children’s Church Minister:

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

604-859-9937

Worship Service - 10:30 am & Children’s Ministry

Holy Communion Sunday at 10 am www.stmatthewsabbotsford.com

Diocese of New Westminster

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

10:30 am Holy Communion 10:30 am Children’s Ministry 9:00 am Deutsch

PENTECOSTAL

PRESBYTERIAN

2029 Ware St. at Marshall 604-859-5409 Pastor Christoph Reiners

CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP

CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP

CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

Matsqui Lutheran Church-Matsqui Village

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

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

www.trinitylcc.ca

Pastor: David Hilderman

29623 Downes Road

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

Everyone Welcome

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

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

Baptist Church

33393 Old Yale Rd., Abbotsford

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

604-853-6746

HOLY COMMUNION 12:30 PM

(South of Vye Road)

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

Central Valley

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Wednesday 10:00 am - Holy Communion (Traditional BCP) 7:00 pm - Taize

617 McKenzie Road Abbotsford

Unit 106 31581 South Fraser Way Abbotsford

BAPTIST

(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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Invites you to worship according to the Book of Common Prayer

Sundays at 10:30 am + 6:30 pm

Buddhist Centre

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Declaring the full message of the Cross

Dorjechang

www.plc-abby.org

33668 McDougall Street Abbotsford 604-859-0039

Sunday 8:30 am - Holy Eucharist with Children & Youth Ministry

Service on Sunday at 10 am

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

NEW LIFE PENTECOSTAL CHURCH

Saint Matthew’s

Anglican Church at Grace Church - 2087 McMillan Rd

TRADITIONAL ANGLICAN

(Nursery provided) Weekly activities for all Everyone welcome

MENNONITE BRETHREN

MENNONITE BRETHREN

CLEARBROOK MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH 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

UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA

Calvin Church

A mainstream church with an evangelical heart 2597 Bourquin Crescent East Phone: 604-859-6902

10:00 am Service

10:00 am Service

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Trinity Memorial United Church

St. Andrew’s United Church

Gladwin Heights United Church

10:00 am Service

33737 George Ferguson Way Abbotsford

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Sunday School & Adult Bible Classes . . . . 10:30 am Evangelistical Service . . 11:30 am Thursday Bible Study . . .7:00 pm

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to pray for a big immediate change in the person’s life, a freedom from struggle and pain. As they continued to pray, they felt God prodding them to ask for people to come into this troubled person’s life who could be of encouragement and support. Many others were also praying. To my friend’s delight a steady flow of people spoke into this wounded person’s life words of affirmation and encouragement. The amazing thing about it was that these people were from all backgrounds and walks of life. Some of these people were professionals and some amateurs, some old and some young. Some of these people were Christian and some weren’t. My main point is this. We often look for big opportunities to make an impact for God and that is great, but the reality is that we may be used by God in innumerable ways every day in answering someone else’s prayer. That miraculous work of

God may take the form of a smile, a simple word of encouragement, or a small gesture or act of kindness. Charles Spurgeon, a great 19th century British preacher reminds us to keep things simple: “God be thanked for the simplicity of the gospel. The longer I live, the more I bless God that we have not received a classical gospel, nor a mathematical gospel, nor a metaphysical gospel; it is not a gospel confined to scholars and men of genius, but a poor man’s gospel, a ploughman’s gospel; for that is the kind of gospel which we can live upon and die upon. It is to us not the luxury of refinement, but the staple food of life.” “We want no fine words when the heart is heavy, neither do we need deep problems when we are lying upon the verge of eternity, weak in body and tempted in mind. At such times we magnify the blessed simplicity of the gospel. Jesus in the flesh made manifest becomes our soul’s bread. Jesus bleeding on the cross, a substitute for sinners, is our soul’s drink. This is the gospel for babes, and strong men want no more.”

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ave you done anything great for God lately? It never ceases to amaze me how as human beings we have the proclivity to take something very simple and make it quite complicated. We have this complexity complex I guess. I don’t mean to burst anyone’s bubble but we do not do great things for God. He has done a great thing in reconciling us to himself in the blood and body of Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit. As a result he invites us into intimacy with him and because of his great work, he can use us to continue to do his great things (2 Corinthians 5:18-19). Let me give one illustration of this principle. As people who desire to please God and do the work of God, it is easy to get caught up in seeking great projects to do for him. We may seek overseas missions, theological training or advanced ministry opportunities. I think our modern emphasis on bigger is better has caused us to de-emphasize the myriad of everyday God opportunities that present themselves. A friend of mine has been praying for someone recently who has been going through a turbulent time. Their first inclination was

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COMMUNITY EVENTS Parenting teens support

So You have a Teenager is a 12-week program for parents or grandparents of teenagers that offers supportive skills to maintain healthy relationships between parents and teens, starting April 24, 7 – 8:30 p.m., at Hope Central 33129 N. Railway, Mission. Contact Shelagh Nielsen at 604-615-2451 to book your spot.

Walkathon

On April 26, Lifetime Learning Centre holds its 12th annual walkathon, to raise funds for fitness and wellness programs. Start time is 9:30 a.m. To sign up phone 604-820-0220.

Mission Genealogy

Mission Genealogy Club meets at 7 p.m., April 26, Mission Library. Topic is: United Empire Loyalists with Shirley Dargatz. Everyone welcome.

Family storytimes

Join us for stories, songs, puppets, and more at Mis-

sion Library, 33247 Second Ave., on April 27, from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Fun for all ages and stages. For more call the library at 604-826-6610.

Family Matinees

Bring the whole family down to Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave., on April 28 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. for a movie. It’s fun for kids and parents. To find out which movie is playing call 604-826-6610.

Plant sale & more

Peace Lutheran Church holds a garage, plant and bake sale on April 28, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 2029 Ware St., Abbotsford. Bedding plants, home baking, books, toys, sporting goods, furniture and more. No early birds.

Affected by homicide

John Howard Society of the Fraser Valley presents Moving Forward, stories of healing from families who have experienced homicide, and dialogue for change, on April 27, 6 – 9 p.m., University of the Fraser Valley, Room B101, 33844 King Rd., Abbotsford. RSVP to Louise at 604-852-1226 or lvilleneuve@jhsfv.com for more information.

German sing-a-long

The German sing-a-long will take place on April 28 from 2 – 4 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, corner Ware & Marshall Rd. Refreshments to follow. Everyone welcome bring a friend. Call Anneliese at 604-859-0822 for details.

Leadership workshop

Mission Chamber of Commerce has its last Building Community Leadership workshop for volunteers on April 28 with Joe Roberts, Skid Row CEO. Cost is $20 per session. See details at www.MissionChamber.bc.ca or call 604-826-6914.

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Hominum Fraser Valley is a support group to help gay, bi-sexual and questioning men. For April 27 meeting location, call Art 604-4629813 or Don 604-329-9760.

Raw food cooking

Maureen Terrey presents Raw Food Basics April 28 from 3 – 6 p.m. All dishes gluten-free, animal-free, sugar-free. Call 604-854-3310 or e-mail ezrawliving@earthanimals.ca for details.

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COMMUNITY EVENTS

French chats

On April 30, Lifetime Learning Centre’s French conversation series continues at 32444 Seventh Ave., Mission, from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Phone 604-820-0220.

EVENTS, from page A12 Heron reserve visit

On April 30, Lifetime Learning Centre presents a bus tour to Blue Heron Wildlife Reserve on Sumas Prairie, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 604-820-0220 for information and to pre-register.

Blankets for Canada

The Abbotsford Chapter of Blankets for Canada has its monthly meeting May 3 from 1 – 4 p.m. at Fraser Valley Christian Centre, 31929 Mercantile Way (behind

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Matsqui Sumas Abbotsford Pioneers’ Association celebrates 74 years on May 4 at 7 p.m. with a dinner and dance at The Rancho, 35110 DeLair Rd., Abbotsford, with music by Cadence. Honoured are Al and Nonie Cook, Ian and Carmel McDonald. Tickets available at Tower Drugs, or call Nonie, at 604-8532576, or Rosalie, 604-8532347.

Teen movie night

Ricky’s) in Abbotsford. All are welcome to help put knit and crochet blankets together for those in need in Abbotsford. Donations of yarn are always appreciated. All materials furnished. Call Nancy Gallagher 604-5043713 for information.

Grab a friend and drop by Mission Library, 33247 Second Ave., on May 3 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for a teensonly movie night. There will be snacks. To find out which movie is playing call the library at 604-826-6610.

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RUSKIN DAM AND POWERHOUSE UPGRADE PROJECT ROAD AND RECREATION CLOSURES The British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) has given BC Hydro the green light to proceed with upgrades to the Ruskin Powerhouse and Dam that will improve the seismic safety and reliability of the 82-year-old facility. The decision means BC Hydro may now begin construction on this important project. To ensure the safety of the public and workers, several facilities will be closed until the project is completed in 2018. $ Hayward Street over Ruskin Dam will continue to be closed to all motor vehicles, bicycles and pedestrian traffic. Stave Lake Reservoir

$ Hayward Street will be closed north of Keystone Avenue (except for local traffic) to Ruskin Dam. Parking will not be permitted.

Stave Lake Lodge and Campground

$ Wilson Street will continue to operate for alternating single lane traffic.

Stave Lake Boat Launch

$ The Ruskin Recreation/Picnic site, located south of Ruskin Dam, will be closed to the public. This area, including the parking lot,

STAVE FALLS MAIN DAM

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BLIND SLOUGH DAM Reservoir Trail Parking Lot

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any children and adults have never had fresh pasta. All they know is that pasta comes dry in a box or bag. Not only is the texture of cooked fresh pasta superior to dry, the process of making it can be quite liberating. Making a well in the measured flour and mixing the dough directly on the countertop is an experience that everyone must try . . . and if you have children or grandchildren, get them involved – they will be amazed that you are making dinner from raw ingredients on the counter. It can be frozen quite nicely if care is taken to not compress the fragile pasta dough back into a solid mass. For freezing I use a large plastic container and put ‘nests’ of freshly cut/ floured pasta side-by-side, not stacked, in the container. Seal tightly and use it up within six months. Each nest can then be removed and put into salted boiling water direct from frozen without having to thaw or cook more than you need. One last note, pasta dough can be rolled and cut by hand, but perfection will come from buying a good quality hand-crank pasta machine (which may cost from $80 to $120 or more).

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2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour 3 large eggs ¼ cup + 1 tbsp + 1 tsp water 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil salt 1. Mound the flour on a countertop and make a well in the centre large enough for all the ingredients. 2. Add the eggs, water, oil and a pinch of salt to the well. Scramble the eggs with a fork and slowly start incorporating the flour. Keep mixing with a fork until you cannot mix with a fork any longer. Continue to mix by hand for a couple of minutes until it comes together in one mass. You may need to add more water if it is too dry or more flour if it is too wet. It should be firm and hold together but not sticky. 3. Knead by hand for approximately 8 – 10 minutes until smooth. Shape into a ball, cover with plastic wrap and let sit at room temperature for 30 to 45 minutes (or up to three

hours in the refrigerator). 4. Cut dough into four equal pieces and work with one piece at a time while keeping the others covered. Set your pasta machine to the widest setting. Hand shape the dough into a rectangle and feed it through the machine. Fold it over and pass it through again, and do this a couple of times to help make it as rectangular as possible. 5. Continue to run it through the machine while narrowing the rollers on the pasta machine each time. Stop when the pasta is the desired thickness, dust with flour and cut into the desired shapes. Dust with flour again and set aside covered with plastic wrap. 6. Bring salted water to a boil and then add the fresh pasta, stirring immediately and cook until done – anywhere from 2 – 6 minutes depending on the thickness. Toss with your favourite sauce and enjoy! Makes approximately one and a half pounds of fresh pasta.

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“There’s no prospect of it becoming a permanent funding source,’’ Fast said. Operational funding usually comes from the province, which get billions in federal transfer payments each year. “They’ve had three years to secure to more permanent funding. That said, I have great sympathy for them and the work they do,” he said. “The only commitment I can give them is to set up a meeting with them and check if there are other sources of federal funding for which they might be eligible.” The centre has support from Abbotsford Community Services, police, businesses and others. “We’re quite worried about [the potential closure]. The work they do is very important,” said Abbotsford Police Deputy Chief Rick Lucy. “It’s a place of refuge, warmth and food, which is all important.” Women who go to the centre are targets of crime, and the Warm Zone is a good intermediary for police to establish some level of trust with the victims, he added.

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et Youth Belong is giving young people a voice in more ways than one. The program, a brainchild of Abbotsford Community Services and funded by the provincial government (WelcomeBC), is in its second year and in many ways has become a safe place where young people can come together and be themselves. Ages range from 14 to early 20s, explained coordinator Danica Denommé, and the program has two parts: a café night and a social media campaign. “There is a diverse range of kids with life experiences, age and [from] different schools,” said Denommé. If youth are struggling in one area of their life, they can find solace in the eclectic group, she explained. Café nights, attended by 20 to 30 members, are held monthly. The youth decide where they want to go, and they plan the entire evening themselves. There is entertainment, where members of the group sing, read poetry or play music, and also lead others in discussion on issues that are important to them. “It’s about ending discrimination and [they] talk about supporting each other,” added Denommé. Part two of the program is the social media campaign, which is ongoing as Abbotsford youth connect with young people all over the country using Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. “If they’re not confident to talk about [things] in a coffee shop, they can go online and share their thoughts anonymously,” said Denommé.

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Let Youth Belong co-ordinator Danica Denommé, left, shares some laughs with Maegan McKay, Harvir Sandhu and Shyanne McCarthy at a recent café night at JBs Candy Shoppe in downtown Abbotsford. At last count, about 1,800 kids across the country were interacting with the Let Youth Belong group. They also like to share their performances from café nights on YouTube. “One of the key aspects [of the program] is [that] we consider it a form of crime prevention,” said Denommé. She said one of the kids said to her at a recent café night, “Wow, if school was like this every day, it would be a lot more fun’.” Last year they did public service announce-

Yale would like to recognize the following 2012 grads for Youth Week Helena Glanville

Helena Glanville has demonstarted academic excellence at Yale. Helena, who is currently taking advanced placement courses in Chemistry 12, Biology 12, and Calculus 12, was awarded a scholarship from the Cmolik Foundation. This scholarships goes to students that have demonstrated a good work ethic, tenacity, and commendable attributes in achieving their goals. The total cost of the scholarship is $30,000 towards an undergraduate degree. Helena also enjoys acting, demonstrated by her star performance in Yale Musical Theatre’s production of Guys and Dolls. Helena has dreams of becoming a veternarian one day and this generous recognition by the Cmolik Foundation will help her on her way.

Doug Jarvos

Doug Jarvos is a Yale Secondary and SD 34 ACE-IT Electrical Program student. He competed in the Regional Skills Competition at UFV where he took first place. He then went on to win a Gold Medal in Electrical Wiring at the 2012 Skills Canada competion at Tradex on Wednesday, April 18th. Doug is the first Yale Secondary student to win a gold medal at the Skills Canada BC Competition. Future plans for Doug include competing at the National Competition held in Edmonton, Alta in May, and completing his Electrical Apprenticeship with local business and sponsor Glenco Electric.

ments that were filmed in Abbotsford and which are now available online, at www.letyouthbelong. com or Facebook.com/letyouthbelong “All our projects work on ending discrimination and working on social justice in the community,” said Denommé. The last café night of this school year will be held at Legal Grounds coffeehouse on May 4 from 5 – 7 p.m. For more information, go to www.letyouthbelong.com.

bbotsford Parks, Recreation and Culture celebrates Arbour Day with a one-day event at Ellwood Park and Fishtrap Creek on May 11 that is geared for elementary students. The school-aged children and teachers will get the opportunity to put a local perspective on their science and environmental studies. Arbour Day focuses on the celebration of trees and their importance and value in our communities by promoting tree planting. The event includes an official tree planting, informative trail tours and a self-guided trail tour for those who want a relaxed walk through the park. Arbour Day takes place on May 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ellwood Park and Fishtrap Creek. The event is free, but classes must preregister by calling the parks office at 604-853-5485. The event is also open to community members at no cost. For more information, contact city arborist Eric Fong at 604-853-5485 ext. 5915 or e-mail him at efong@ abbotsford.ca.

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on James knows the power of words and wit. Raised on the East Coast with good salt air filling his lungs, surrounded by the maritimers’ love of a well-turned story, the Nova Scotia-born comic has made a career of helping us laugh at ourselves. Known for his high energy, eloquent and pithy diatribes, James is on a western Canada tour this spring, including stops in Chilliwack on May 3 and in Abbotsford on May 11. In a phone interview Friday, he shared some good news – The Ron James Show will be back for its fourth season, on Friday nights on CBC TV. Off the stage, the “every man’s” comic is open and warm, and just like on stage, he’s quick, bright, observant and funny. What really comes across is his love and respect for his profession. Comedy is definitely a calling, he said, and not one for the faint of heart. “Standing on a stage alone with the spotlights on you, it’s like trying to talk your way in to God. It’s tough,” he said. To make it as a stand-up, you have to commit. And James did. “It’s what I know I always really wanted to do. It takes stage time, stage time, stage time. And taking the craft seriously.” The discipline of satire hasn’t really changed much in 800 years or more, said James. The difference is that in the old days, if you didn’t make the king and court laugh, you’d end up losing your head, or if you worked in the street, you didn’t eat. Always the cut-up in high school, James discovered acting while in university studying history and politics, and got hooked. He learned the art of the skit during several years with Second City, took a detour to the United States for a few years and returned to Canada in the 1990s where he eventually began stand-up comedy, inspired by the great Scots comic, Billy Connolly. It was 17 years ago this month James earned his first cheque for stand-up, he said. Now 54, his has been a career built on baby steps. Essentially he’s doing the same thing he

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writing team for the CBC show. James is a master at delivering a laser-sharp dialogue enriched with simile, alliteration and a sense of the absurd – underlying that is a “deference for language and the way it can elevate you,” he explained. His dramatic training is put to good use as he carries us effortlessly along to the final crescendo, and we love him for it. “I’ve discovered along the way I can entertain a room by mastering that. “I like the way words trip off the tongue as well as the funny bone.” His themes embrace the Canadian “great

wide open,” the innocence of childhood, the madness of modern society and middle age. Like most of us, “I’m just a work in progress trying to figure it out,” he said. James is also happy to be the jester jabbing a pointy stick at politicians, a role he takes very seriously. “I have to honour the dictates of my profession. It’s my job to poke the government in the eye. I want them to be scared,” he said. “I’m just blessed to be making a living tipping the apple cart, not just riding in it.” James also loves how his comedy draws people of all backgrounds and all ages. He learned from Connolly that there is a universality in personal experiences that resonate w i t h people across the spectrum. “We’ve all loved and lost. We’ve all had that female school teacher with the moustache. Comedy is for every man,” he continues. “I’m not getting all messianic about this, but seeing the plumber and the professional sitting side by side, all laughing at the same thing, it’s gratifying.” In the end, though, all comics want to do is “to line up the planets” to make the world a better place, and so does he. “I like people to go home with a spring in their step.” ◗ James is at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on May

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Darryl Klassen, Joe Worst and Chad Joiner, known collectively as JD Miner, perform at the House of James, 2743 Emerson St., Abbotsford, on April 28 at 7:30 p.m. Suggested admission $7.

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Gallery 7 Theatre has a fundraiser May 5 at the MEI Theatre, 4081 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. with Panic Squad comics, J.D. Miner music and more. Come early for dessert and the silent auction. Tickets are $20 at House of James, 2743 Emerson St., Abbotsford or call 604-852-3701.

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Watercolour show

The Fraser Valley Watercolour Society has its spring show from May 8 – 18 at the Clearbrook Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford, with reception May 9 at 7 p.m. See a wide range of new works, some for sale.

FV Graphics Guild

Central Fraser Valley Graphics Guild presents Wish You Were Here, opening April 22 from 1 – 4 p.m., on until May 15, at Kariton Gallery, 2387 Ware St., Abbotsford. See abbotsfordartscouncil.com, and find it on Facebook. Call 852-9358.

Things that swim or fly

The Mission Art Gallery shows Things That Swim or Fly, artwork by Mission preschool and elementary students until April 28. MAG is open Tuesday to Saturday, 1– 4 p.m., at 32559 First Ave. Mission. See www.missionartscouncil.ca.

At The Reach

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Artists drop-in

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Dances

West Coast swing

Learn how to West Coast swing on Tuesdays 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Phoenix Grill, 33780 King Rd., Abbotsford. $10 drop in fee. Suburban Swing also has dance, lessons at the ASA dance hall, 33889 Essendene Ave., Abbotsford, Sunday evenings. Pre-register online at www. suburbanswing.com or call 604-308-3662.

Seniors social dance

Shirley Rodgers performs April 20 at Abbotsford Seniors Association, 33889 Essendene Ave. $6.50/members, $7/non-members. See www.abbotsfordseniorsassociation.com

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Community Living, $46,260; Mission Community Services, $32,000; Mission Adopta-Block Society, $11,300; and the Sweet Adelines International, $10,000. Seventeen Abbotsford non-profit groups were awarded $735,810. These include many social service groups, such as the Fraser Valley Child Development Centre, $160,00; Abbotsford Youth Commission, $83,500; the Centre for Epilepsy and Sei-

zure Education B.C., $200,000; Abbotsford International Airshow, $50,000; Pacificsport Regional Sport Centre, Fraser Valley, $50,000; the John Howard Society, $45,000; Abbotsford Hospice Society, $40,000; and Abbotsford Community Services, $30,000. Others are Special Olympics B. C. Society Abbotsford, $18,750; B.C. Schizophrenia Society, $2,400; Fraser Valley Invasive Plant Council, $5,000; Kinsmen Club of Abbotsford, $3,500; Mount Lehman Community Asso-

ciation, $6,060; Valley Echoes Chorus Society, $10,000; Abbotsford Arts Council, $22,000; Abbotsford Judo Club, $7,600; and the Fraser Valley Water Colour Society, $2,000. In B.C., 178 recipient groups will share $8,367,982 in provincial gaming grants. Grant recipients offer programs in the areas of sports, arts and culture, public safety, environment, human and social services, and parent advisory and district parent advisory councils. Many of those groups provide important services for British Columbia families.

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“Abbotsford and Mission families rely on the important programs and services that these organizations deliver, and I am proud to be part of a government that recognizes the contribution these groups make in our community,” AbbotsfordMission MLA Randy Hawes said in a release. MLA Michael de Jong, Abbotsford West, said the grants allow the community-based groups to keep delivering programs to local residents. For more see www.pssg. gov.bc.ca/gaming/grants/ forms-guidelines

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Brandal Cholette Farrington, a Grade 9 student at Robert Bateman Secondary in Abbotsford, is racing stock cars this season at the Agassiz Speedway. “I love it . . . the speed and the exhilaration,” he said. “And the awesomeness.” cars became easier to flip. “The last one I did it was in Washington and I flew about 12 feet in the air and landed on my back tire and broke everything in the car,” he said somewhat proudly, although thankful he was not injured. Still, he treasures his trophy with the car on its side, which he won for his many races landing upside-down. Racing is a family affair at the Farrington household, with everyone pitching in for the transition from midgets to stock cars. After gutting the Civic, with help

from cousin Ashley, Brandal and Ray installed a racing seat, a five-point safety harness, a roll cage with help from grandpa John, fire extinguisher, window net, reinforcing steel ‘C’ channel along the driver’s door, and of course, the No. 88 painted on the side. “Everything is above the minimum for safety,” said Ray. Brandal loves the idea that this is a family team with dad, mom Tina and friends as the pit crew. He also knows the challenges of what lies ahead.

It will take a lot of seat time on the track this season for Brandal to get used to the fast-paced full-size cars, and seasoned drivers all too willing to take him out. “It’s kind of intimidating because the other guys are so much older than me,” he said, adding his challenge is just to get better. “It’s the driver and the car, but mostly it’s the driver.” ◗ To sponsor Brandal and have your business displayed on his car, contact him at: racecardriver88@hotmail.com.

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JEAN KONDA-WITTE JKonda-Witte@abbotsfordtimes.com e doesn’t have his driver’s licence yet, but Brandal Cholette Farrington is pitting his stock car against drivers decades his senior this summer at the Agassiz Speedway. At 14, Brandal is already a veteran, having started at the age of five racing quarter midgets at the track in Langley. Even as a small boy, he had “a need for speed.” Now with his souped-up 1997 Honda Civic, No. 88 (named after his favourite NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. who also uses 88), Brandal is gearing up to kick butt in the hornet class as the youngest driver on the track. “I love it . . . the speed and the exhilaration,” said the Grade 9 Robert Bateman Secondary student. “And the awesomeness.” When Brandal was three, his dad Ray built him a gas-powered go-cart, which the youngster drove daily in the parking lot of the old Salvation Army building in Abbotsford. At five he graduated to quarter midgets, where for eight years he won many trophies and ribbons, along with a few bruises. But he also won the moniker of Flipzilla, because he flipped the cars, and not by choice most of the time. “I started flipping at age 10, and not on purpose,” he recalled of the first anxious moment he had behind the wheel. It was usually caused when his open tire would hit another car’s tire. But as he grew older, his size became a factor and the small

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bbotsford athletes are the fastest around these parts as Abbotsford Christian took first place and MEI grabbed second overall in the BCCSSAA (Christian Schools) Track and Field Championships April 20 at Rotary Stadium. Surrey Christian placed third. Fifteen schools from throughout the Lower Mainland and about 250 athletes took part. The coaching staff at Abby Christian was pleased that the team stayed focused on their goals of experiencing different events and improving their personal best performances.

Valley Royal performances:

Helen Crofts – Women’s 800 metres (2:05) Jessica Smith – Women’s 1500 metres (4:21.17) Brianna Kane – Women’s 800 metres (2:08.98) Travis Vugteveen – Men’s 800 metres (1:53)

“The team did a terrific job of encouraging each other,” said head coach Jack Boersma. “Senior athletes assisted younger athletes on all teams with the starting blocks, relay exchange zones, setting a mark for jumping and measuring performances. This made it a fun all-around day.”

ACS Division results:

Grade 8 girls – 2nd Grade 8 boys – 6th Grade 8 Team Overall – 3rd (MEI won Grade 8s overall) Junior Girls – 1st Junior Boys – 3rd see TRACK, page A28

bbotsford’s Mike Mason won the high jump Saturday at the Mt. Sac Relays in Walnut, Calif. and is now eligible for team selection for the summer Olympics. Mason cleared 2.28 metres (7’5”) and this is the second time in three weeks that he has cleared the Canadian Olympic “B” standard, making him eligible for selection to the Canadian team that will compete at this summer’s Olympic Games in London. In 10 days time, Mason will travel to Guadeloupe for an international meet featuring a number of world ranked jumpers, which will give him another opportunity to achieve the world “A” standard of 2.31 metres. Valley Royals’ Jessica Smith placed fifth in the elite women’s 800-metre run at Mt. Sac and recorded a Canadian leading time of 2:02.10. Smith, who is contesting selection to the Olympic team under the “young hopeful” category, placed in front of Lemlem Ogbasilassie, Que., the second ranked Canadian in the 800m. Ruky Abdulai, who is preparing for the heptathlon event at the Olympics, limited herself to the javelin throw at Mt. Sac and produced a career personal best of 44.76 metres. Django Lovett, competing for University of New Mexico, entered his first meet since being hit by a car while bicycling two months ago. Lovett took part in the university high jump and placed fifth with a leap of 2.13 metres.

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Abbotsford Christian’s Jordyn Visser hands off to Jenna Taekema in the senior girls 4x100m relay Friday at Rotary Stadium during the B.C. Christian schools track and field championships.

The Valley Royals Track & Field Invitational meet is May 5 at the Jane & Gerry Track, Rotary Stadium. Deadline for entries is April 30. Contact cindy.miller@ valleyroyals.org or visit www. valleyroyals.org/events/ 2012invitational for more. – STAFF REPORTER


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Josh Fefchak of MEI rounds the final corner in the lead of the Grade 8 boys 800m race at the BCCSSAA (Christian Schools) Track and Field Championships Friday at Rotary Stadium. Abby Christian placed first overall and MEI was second.

Abby Christian, MEI score big TRACK, from page A27 Juniors Overall – AC 1st, Surrey Christian – 2nd, MEI – 3rd) Senior Girls – 1st Senior Boys – 1st Senior Team Overall – AC 1st (MEI 2nd)

ACS aggregate winners:

Senior girls – Janelle Hay Senior boys – Chris Marginson

MEI Middle Gr. 8 Results:

Carly Bergen, Danica Friesen, Hanna Steidle, Celeste Parkin – 1st in 4x100 relay Lezley Enns, Rose Klassen, Silke Kuhn, Celeste Parkin – 1st in 4x400 relay Lezley Enns – 1st in 400m Carly Bergen – 1 s t i n 100m Carly Bergen – 1 s t i n 200m Danica Friesen – 1st in 80m hurdles Adam Friesen – 1st in javelin Silke Kuhn – 1st in 1500m Jo s h Fe f c h a k – 1 s t i n 1500m Carly Bergen won the Grade 8 Girls Aggregate Award with a 1st in the 100m, a 1st in the 200, and a 2nd in the 80m hurdles.

MEI Secondary Results: Senior athletes:

Nicola Hiller – 1st in 200m, 2nd in long jump and 3rd in 100m Zach Funk – 1st in hammer with a personal best, 2nd in shot put Mikayla Marazzi – 2nd in 400m Evangeline Kesteven – 2nd in 1500m Emma Sharp – 3rd in long jump

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Paige Bergen – 2nd in hurdles, 2nd in 200m and 1st in 100m Alicia Unrah – 1st in 1500, 800, and 400m, which earned her the junior girls aggregate award. “She is a naturally talented athlete who dedicates herself to perfection in all that she does,” said coach Marie Haak.

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Chase money. Buy, sell, seek a pay raise or overtime and cultivate new clients. You might feel possessive about your loved one. Communications and travel, paperwork, errands and casual friendships flow well now to August – but if you experience a noticeable delay in any of these, walk away. Travel, Internet, coffee talks, etc. can spark an attraction that might grow into a partnership. But remain skeptical about people you meet in these ways until September. Sunday/Monday are romantic. Tackle chores midweek. Relationships – and intimacy – face you Thursday-Saturday. Taurus April 20-May 20: Your energy, charisma, courage, clout and effectiveness soar for the next three weeks, Taurus – start important ventures, see and be seen, ask favours, demonstrate your talents. Your earnings (your whole money picture) look great to August – so do your sensual involvements. But a trap might also exist in both areas until September: DON’T try to get something for nothing, don’t yield to temptations, and if you meet inexplicable delays (even small ones) get out, fast. Spend Sunday at home. Romance, creativity and “happy risk” draw you Monday eve to Wednesday eve. Say yes! Gemini May 21-June 20: Continue to rest; avoid the crowd. Your energy is low, though your charisma is unusually potent. You could attract someone who is too energetic, or demanding/needy for you – this applies right into Aug, 30, so be patient, love without bias, and know the cosmos will pick the right time. (If a love affair is dumped in your lap before September, at least give it a good try. But if you have to chase it, let that tiny spark of resentment guide you to walk away.) Avoid arguments at home. Sunday’s busy, happy. Settle into home or rest midweek. Thursday/ Friday spark romantic notions.

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Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Like Virgo, you face mysteries, detective work, health diagnoses, intimacy, financial and lifestyle decisions. These zones are lucky, especially up to May 13, so dive in rather than play for safety. (But remain honest, ethical.) Sunday/ Monday feature wish fulfillment, social joys. Lie low, rest midweek. You can make a great investment Tuesday. Your energy and charisma rise Thursday/ Friday: act to establish your position in power play, intimate or financial situations. Chase money, buy/sell Friday night, Saturday. Legal or international waters hold joys and traps – be long-sighted! Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Relationships face you, carrying huge bags of potential: lucky money opportunities, beneficial relocation, negotiations, public dealings – especially as we approach May 13. You’ll need diplomacy, eagerness and desire to join. Where relationships veer into commitment, funding, intimacy – there you have good luck mingled with difficult karma, so step carefully. (Yes, it sounds contradictory.) Be ambitious Sunday (best) and Monday. Midweek, wishes come true, your popularity rises. But retreat, rest and contemplate Thursday/ Friday. Your energy, charisma surge Friday night, Saturday. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Work piles up – plunge into it. Protect your health, eat and dress sensibly. Relationships continue to sparkle – now to August, people treat you with grace and affection. If you want to approach someone but are afraid, approach now; even if you’re rejected, you’ll walk away smiling. A wise, gentle mood flows over you Sunday/Monday. Career, prestige and relations with authority arise midweek. Bosses are temperamental now to July, so be diplomatic, grin and bear it. You’ll be more creative in your career. Friends and sunshine bless you Thursday/Friday. Retreat Saturday.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Romance, creative surges, joys from children, beauty, pleasure, vacation, self-expression, speculation and rewarding risks – these fill your days. They might build to a lucky situation or love around mid-May, but it will have a big responsibility attached. Until July, stray idealistic or “principled” thoughts might urge you to end a romance – I wouldn’t. Much talk at home might prefigure a summer struggle: talk about the pressures and “accidents” you fear might loom. Mysteries arise Sunday. Sweet wisdom midweek. Ambition Thursday/ Friday. Friday night begins an exciting weekend. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: The weeks ahead emphasize home, children, security, retirement, foundations, nature and nutrition. These build to a superb opportunity (peaking about May 13) – for example, you could buy real estate (and be forever glad you did) or start a family healing, create a child, etc.You’ll feel sluggish, so take frequent naps. Your investigative talents rise to the surface, now to July – so might your sexual desires, so be good, moral, especially Tuesday/ Wednesday. Sunday/Monday highlight relationships (maybe love, Sunday morn, noon). Seek wisdom, learning, travel afar, Thursday/Friday. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: The main accent lies on travel, communications, errands, details, paperwork, and casual friends. These swell large, might provide you with a pathway to career or business success. (E.g., an idea or email you send the boss might wake him/her to your talents. Or you meet a VIP while running your errands.) Partners and others abandon their winter/spring indecision, and leap up to respond to you (especially midweek) – whether favourably or not, depends. Your home life is sweet, affectionate, until August.Tackle chores Sunday/Monday. Mysteries, finances, sexy urges arise late week. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 604-727-3673


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Apt/Condos

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Houses - Rent

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ABBOTSFORD HOUSES Eaglecrest – Huge 3274 sq ft renovated 5bdrm 3 bath single family home in desirable east Abbotsford “Mountain Village” – stunning views w/ floor to ceiling windows – huge sundeck – classy kitchen – stacked slate f/p - $2200/mo APARTMENTS LATITUDE – designer selected color scheme - Open concept kitchen w/ granite countertops and eating bar - 6 ST/ST appliances include in-suite laundry. Electric f/p - spacious covered deck, gated u/g parking. Billiards & exercise room in building – hot water included #214 – 1bdrm+den - 666 sq ft – west facing - $895/mo #110 – 2bdrm – 2 bath - 885 sq ft – west facing - $1100/mo

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BUSINESSES FOR SALE

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Condos/ Townhouses

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Houses - Rent

2 BDRM HOME ABBY 1,000 sqft, double garage, on 3/4 acre, country setting. 15 mins to town. Avail for p/time caretaker of adjacent property. Work includes maintenance of lawns (mower supplied) rent & wages neg. Avail June 1st. Mature person or couple with experience and ref’s apply to: Please reply to box A1 C/O Abbotsford Times, 30887 Peardonville Rd., Abbotsford BC, V2T 6K2 MISSION 3 BR upper flr, newly renovated, solarium, w/d, d/w, fenced yard, quiet area, n/p. $1050. (604) 764-7478, 512-1357 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49’x171’lot, Exc investment. $888/M

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Abbotsford

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Langley/ Aldergrove

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New Westminster

7243 199 Street, Langley Beautiful 4 BR family home with legal bsmt ste, central location, $629,000. Sutton West Coast RUPE MANN 778 240-7914

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North Vancouver

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Surrey

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Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

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New Westminster

QUEENS PARK Heritage Home, 5 bdrms + family room, updated bthrms, custom kitchen + eating area, lrg living & dining, wood flrs thru out, 2 fireplaces, full bsmt, new roof & eaves, newer paint, garage & carport, lane access, 44 x 137 lot. $948,000. 410 5th St. Martin 604-220-2129

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Port Moody

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Surrey

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Mobile Homes

NEW SRI 1152 sq ft, 3 BR, dbl wide $77,900. Full gyproc single wide $66,900. Repossessions 1974-2007. Call 604-830-1960

Sat Apr 28, 1-3pm, #18- 4426- 232nd St, Langley. Seniors Park, privacy lots of trees, newly renod 2 BR double wide, storage, large decks, air cond. 10 mins from major shopping. $46,900. 604-534-2997

6040

6050

THE TIMES THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012

Out Of Town Property

REAL ESTATE Opportunities in USA - Commercial & Residential Retail building in Lynden WA $329,900; Profitable antique & gift business $95,000. 4 BR, 3 bath 3,524 Sq Ft home in Bellingham $350,000. Many other great buys. MacDonough Real Estate 360-733-3308 dobemac@comcast.net www.macdonoughrealestate.com

6065

Recreation Property

HOME SERVICES 8060

For ALL your Concrete Needs • Stamped Concrete • Breaking - Removal • Concrete Cutting • Site Prep • Bobcat / Excavating Work BIG & SMALL... WE DO IT ALL!

Office: 604-792-7733 Cell: 604-793-7480

www.scholsconcrete.ca Fully Insured • WCB

Okanagen/ Interior

8080

10 ACRES OF OKANAGAN VIEW PROPERTY FOR SALE There are several suitable building sites on the property with spectacular views of city of Penticton, and both Lakes. Power at lot line and only 10 minutes from the full service Hospital. This beautiful property is being sold by the owner at only $299,000. Contact: donaclair11@gmail.com for further details, or call 250-493-5737.

Concrete

3/4 ACRE lot on Fraser River, 8 km outside Lillooet on highway 12. Beautiful view with 90 ft. of river frontage. Drilled well. Build your dream home or cottage. 3.5 hrs from Vancouver. $89,000. Mark Rawson, Re/Max Sea to Sky R.E. Lillooet. 250-256-1898. CULTUS LAKE beautiful year round RV site grt location, low fees, all ament., $117,500. 1-604-795-9785 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Exclusive & Private Lake Shore Cottage, for all info: www.cottageonlake.ca $329,000 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

Electrical

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

Hardwood Floor Refinishing Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

Century Hardwood Floors 604-376-7224 www.centuryhardwood.com

8155

Landscaping

COL-RIC CONTRACTING EXCEPTIONAL LAKEVIEW Lots from $140,000. Nice trees. No time limit to build. Owner wants to retire. Will carry financing. Also: 1 spectacular 3 acre parcel $390,000. 1-250-558-7888 www.orlandoprojects.com

6050

Out Of Town Property

GETAWAY ON GALIANO ISLAND (Lt.27 Stewart Rd). Completely furnished home & cabin on .9 acre w/private beach, deep water mourage, $999,000. 604-802-8711. View website for more info, photos & virtual tour: www.yourlinktorealestate.ca

6075

Sunshine Coast

8195

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MOBILE HOMES

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1978 - 14’ Wide 2 BR, 1 bth, in Ruskin MHP, $39,900 with $499 pad rent. Pet OK. Also pads avail for a new sgle or dbl wide. 604830-1960 glenbrookhomes.net

− Great Location & Quiet − LANGLEY / BROOKSWOOD 2 BR single mobile, OWN lot, storage shed, 55 + Park. Pet OK. RV Parking. Maint fee $100/mo. $131,900. Agents ok. Open to Offer. By OWNER. 604-309-5974

* 2,750 sqft./ on .95 acres* * 4 Bedrooms * 3.25 Bathrooms * Oversized 2 Car Garage * Carport & Outbuilding * Drive onto Beautiful Samish Island, just North of Anacortes, Wa., to this custom Craftsman home with 25 feet of waterfront with adjacent road access. Park like setting. Two level exotic wood deck with views of Padilla Bay. Master with high ceilings, walk in closet, attached bath and solid Carerra marble surfaces. Bonus room upstairs. Extensive hardwoods, solid fir doors, walkin pantry, plenty of indoor storage, maple cabinets. For more information pls call:

Robert & Nancy Chaney, (for sale by owners)

Sunshine Coast near ferry bright 1 BR, 1 bath w/shower, 30’ Trailer, 55+, 2 decks, shed, priv yd. Great getaway or live yr round. Pad rent incls: heat/elec/ 9 hole golf course, excerise rm, licensed clubhouse, w/d/shower facil. $9,500obo. 604-312-3025

drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187

To Advertise Call

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LIVING ROOM

Renovations & Home Improvement

ALLQUEST PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! 778 997-9582 TONY’S PAINTING BBB Accredited Re-Paint Specialist • 25 yrs exp. 1-800-504-9921 or 604-850-0996

Rubbish Removal

FAMILY MAN w/truck for yard & home clean ups, light moves, odd jobs & scrap rem. 604-820-2383.

brought to our yard

✦ Scrap Car Pick Up ✦ Rolloff Containers

Plumbing

38/HR! CLOGGED drains, drips, garbs, sinks, reno’s, toilets,installs, Lic/Ins. 604-217-2268

Auto Wrecking Recycling 604-855-1644 604-852-1296 34314 Vye Rd., Abbotsford

o CallA ThElEm xperts

604-850-9600

PATIOS, DECKS, RAILINGS

Patio Covers You Buy It! We Build It!

• Excavating • Dumptrucking • Landscaping • Fencing

604-290-8845 823-2382 or 795-1027

8160

Lawn & Garden

Spring Services

Same Day Service, Fully Insured

Stronghold Ventures Inc. "Just call and we will cover you"

2754 - Garvin St., Abbotsford V2S 4W6

Tel: 778.241.4644

Fax: 604.853.1646

www. STRONGHOLDLTD.ca strongholdventures@gmail.com

310-JIMS (5467) BOOK A JOB AT

www.jimsmowing.ca

To place your ad in “Call the Experts,” call 604-630-3300

AUTOMOTIVE 9105

Auto Miscellaneous

Need a New Place? Find one in the Classifieds To advertise call 604-850-9600

We pay for Scrap Metal

ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick,

8220

8240

8255

Paving/Seal Coating

•turf instalation (top soil spreading •mini excavator • dump truck service • retaining walls • fencing • concrete breaker • land clearing • demolition

9110

Collectibles & Classics

1968 THUNDERBIRD 429 quadra jet, 2 dr cpe, reblt mtr, new brakes &lines & paint, $9,500 604-376-8363

9418 Marshall Rd, Bow, WA

1-(360)395-5525. bubba@wavecable.com

Recycling all but food waste ✦ Wood Products ✦ Tires ✦ Construction Waste

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Mobile Homes

New and Used Homes Service Work Available Park Spaces Available QUALITY MANUFACTURED HOMES

auto wrecking ltd.

1-800-504-9921 1-604-850-0996

8205

Recycling

Capt’n Crunch

(Repaint Specialist)

FREE ESTIMATES

MUST SELL!!! $217,000. 200ft ocean front. Hardy Island, 10 acres, sheltered bay, deep moorage, drilled well, septic approved, 5 min ot BC Ferry term, prop/fuel delivery, cell/internet, reasonable offers only. Call Rick 604-582-6907 or 604-230-8117

8235

TONY’S PAINTING

• Lawn Maintenance • Fertilizing • Yard Clean-ups • Aeration • Pruning/Hedges • Power Raking • Rubbish Removal • Odd jobs •Yearly Maintenance Programs • Fabulous Summer Home Terrific Retirement Home Country Bed & Breakfast $537,500 USD

Painting/ Wallpaper

A33

TONNEAU Cover, 'Undercover', fits 1993-2012 Ford Ranger or Mazda p/u. $450. 604-859-0505 WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in April, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888-593-6095.

9110

Collectibles & Classics

1966 CHEV PU V8 – 4 spd. collector plates, interior like new. $6,500 604-796-2866

9110

Collectibles & Classics

1996 BENTLEY, 1 owner, only 73,000 km, just serviced, collector plates, immac. $31,800. 604-987-3876. D#24627

1969 FORD Falcon Futura 302 auto, fully restored, immac paint & body, numerous high performance options. $13,500. Photos at www.photobucket.com/69falcon Call 604-307-0201

9125

Domestic

2003 CHEVY Cavalier. Only 59,600 kms!! 2 door, 5spd, 2.2L ecotech engine; runs perfect! Has remote start and CD player. Very clean car - inside & out. Excellent on gas and very reliable! Aircared with no accidents. Asking $5300 obo. 604-999-4098 1995 FORD Mustang convertible, new top, Aircared, V6, auto, good cond $3200. 604-984-7574

1999 BENTLEY Arnage Stunning sapphire on cream interior. Quick 4.4L twin turbo. Non smoker, No accidents. Mint. Looks new! $54,900. Call 604-889-2525

2001 CHEV cavalier, 2dr auto, low k, clean, reliable, best offer, must sell, Sth Van 604-828-7474

1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $5000 obo 604-792-6367

2008 CADILLAC Escalade EXT $39,888. (604) 626-4548 www.bypassautosales.ca #30576

1987 ROLLS Royce S. Spirit Beautiful cond. 96k, all records, local Carter car, 24yrs one owner. $26,500 obo 604-644-6061.

1995 MERCEDES E320 Cabriolet Exc cond; local, 109K, NO accid. $15,800 Rare 778-773-1398

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9125

Domestic

9129

9129

Luxury Cars

Luxury Cars

9129

Luxury Cars

9145

Scrap Car Removal

9150

Services & Repairs

Is your Vehicle A/C Not Working?

2006 LINCOLN LS, 1 owner 26,000K, garage kept, immac, loaded, dark wine colour ext, blk leather int, $18,500 + HST. Call 604 584-4704 or 778 228-2721

2001 CORVETTE Z06 black on black, absolute mint cond, 55k. Must sell! $32,000. 604-574-7629

www.BurrellAuto.com 3094 Westwood St, Port Coq 604 945-4999. 2925 Murray St, Port Moody 604 461-7995.

1995 FERRARI F355 GTB. Meticulously cared for. Canadian car. Recent full engine out service, new clutch and release bearing, Tubi exhaust, Hyperflow cats, wheel spacers. Drives and looks perfect! A must see! $54,900. Call 778-834-6069

1982 EXCALIBUR Phaeton Totally done! The best in North America. $69,000. 604-240-9098

To advertise call

2008 BMW 335 i Coupe 19,500 kms, sport pckg, 19" bmw rims $34,900 (778) 772-4359

604-850-9600

2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 122K, $24,900. 604-999-4097

1997 PORSCHE 911 C2S Wide body. Silver on black. Last of the air cooled, hand built 911’s. Tiptronic. Mint cond. Many extras! 117K km. $36,999. 604-630-2500

Has your vehicle reached the end of its useful life?

Have it recycled properly

2005 ASTON Martin DB9. 'James Bond style car!' Silver metallic. 23,000 km. 6.0, V12, 450 hp. New tires. 1 owner. You deserve the best! $87,980. 604-781-7614.

9130

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

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2010 KAWASAKI Vulcan 900 custom, 5200km, mint, extras, wrty. $7000, 604 556-8862

08 KIA RIO

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02 VW JETTA 1.8T

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04 MAZDA 6 GT

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03 AUDI A4 QUATTRO

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03 HYUNDAI ELLANTRA GT

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01 CHEVY SILVERADO

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1990 GMC Suburban. 4 WD, underdrive, blue, well kept. New Bluetooth. $6,000. 604-584-0324

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673

2009 DODGE p/u 150 hemi SLT, loaded, matching canopy, rhino lined, show room cond. 8,000 org km ’s, $25,000. 1-604-613-3727 1-604-796-9060

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FREE SCRAP car & truck removal. Top $$ paid for all. No wheels - no problem. 604-615-7175

1991 Ford F-250 Auto.149,000 kms. Exell. Cond. $2,500 Call: (604) 272-4898

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ABBOTSFORD’S AUTO CLEARANCE CENTRE

J & L Tri City Truck Services Ltd. 2320 Rogers Avenue Coquitlam. Service & Repairs on all Makes of Heavy Duty Trucks & Trailers. Licenced Mechanics 604 544-1115 or 778 836-2119

Heater Motors................. $1095 Heater Cores ................... $1095 Elec. Distributors............ $2995 Struts–Front 527 ........... $1595 Lower Control Arms ...... $1095 All Bucket Seats............. $1995 All Bench Seats .............. $2495 Any plain steel wheel ...... $795

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AUTOMOTIVE Sports & Imports

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9160

Sports & Imports

9173

9515

Vans

1988 CHEV 20 work van, 3/4 ton, Aircared, original owner, good running order $2750 obo 604-986-2430 bberbea@shaw.ca

1992 SAAB 9000, 4 cyl, auto, loaded, runs great, affordable luxry, $2400, obo, 604-984-4490 1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583

9522

2006 HYUNDAI TIBURON SE. 103K km. Leather, mint, sunroof, a/c, CD, alarm. 2.0 L, 4 cyl. No accid. $10,900. 604-839-6253

2006 VW Golf 4-door, 2.0L auto, 77,000 km, books/records, as new. $10,800. 604-987-3876. D24627

CHEVY UPLANDER 2005. V-6, auto, 7 pass., grey, A/C, power locks & windows, cruise, tilt, 93K km. Runs very well. $6,400. 604-241-2530 or 604-375-2570

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2011 HYUNDAI ACCENT GL 4 dr, loaded. 25,500 km. $11,795. Exc cond. 1-604-793-5520 (5961) 2012 Consumer Guide

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BEST BUY!

2007 Honda Accord Sdn Auto, 69,400kms, V6, sunroof, great condition, no accidents $16,990. (604) 603-4015

8000

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2010 DODGE

2011 CHRYSLER

#FF3513

Coupe, Hemi, 2 dr, black on black, auto, #115657C

Leather, sunroof, fully loaded, only 19,000km, #A8859

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CALIBER SE

19,995 biweekly

259

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2007 DODGE

2011 KIA

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Lower locks, air conditioned, great fuel economy, full balance of warranty #A8853

6.1L Hemi, no accidents, 35 km, $5000 rim & tire pkg, #A9261B

Fully loaded, full warranty up to 120,000km #A0345

now only 32,995 $ biweekly

229

FOCUS SE

biweekly

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CARAVAN

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189

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115

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BMW 550i

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9750

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SPRING SPECIAL!

2000

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BEST BUY!

Crew cab, #A7734

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27,995

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2008 HONDA Civic, 4 dr, silver, auto, 60,000kms, excl cond, fully loaded, $11,500. 604 518-3166

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save up to 2005 AUDI S4. Quattro (AWD). 102,000 km. Blk leather. Incl 2 set of wheels & tires. 6 speed. Power everything! Exc cond. $19,500. Call/text Rick @ 778-847-2975.

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2007 PT CRUISER. Hot deal! Auto, low kms, very clean. Cream exterior, grey interior. A/C. Mag wheels. Spoiler. Aircared. Rear wiper. $6,795 obo. 778-242-2018

2009 HONDA Civic Sport, 4 dr sedan, well equipt, low kms, $9,500 firm. CALL 604-538-4883

2003 MAZDA Prote´ge´ 5, 5 spd, 140K km, new water pump, timing belt & front wheel bearings, sunroof, pwr windows, locks, cruise, nice cond. $7,700. 778-227-2010

www.

RV’s/Trailers

ROAD RANGER 5TH WHEEL 24 FT. Rear bath, queen bed, new tires. New cond. $11,950. Call: (604) 325-7871 or email: glendoro@telus.net

2002 GMC Adventurer. Great camping with snowbird option! 106,000 kms Excellent 20’ motorhome. Sleeps 4, with oven, microwave, fridge & new stereo system. Low km, little used. $20,000. (604) 833-4537

BIG FOOT SIGHTINGS! New 2012 bigfoot Campers have arrived ony at Mike Rosman RV! 1-800-667-0024 www.rosmanrv.com

1996 ITASCA Class A M/H 28ft, new awning, exc cond. 100,000 kms. $16,000 obo. 604-574-3141

CALL HOTLINE

9522

RV’s/Trailers

2008 SPORTSMEN 28’ 5th wheel, all equip’d, spotless. Reduced $19,900. 604-230-2728

1995 SEA Breeze 31 (Class A) Fully equipped, exc. cond., tow car avail $22,500 obo 604-746-5898'

1.888.903.7211

1996 MAZDA Precidia MX-3, std, 181K, exc cond, air cared. $1650 obo. (Richmond) 778-881-6478

2000 FORD Travelaire Mtrhome Superduty, 25ft, 125,000kms, exc cond, $16,000obo. 604-531-2109

RV’s/Trailers

2000 PONTIAC Montana, 7 pass, good cond, 138,000 km, $3,500 obo 604-987-2691

1995 MAZDA 626, 4 dr, 209K, good cond, a/cared to 2013, $1375 obo, 778-387-9034 (Rich)

1995 SUBARU Legacy wagon good run cond 242,000 k, s/roof, $2600. 604-985-8495 eves pls.

9522

RV’s/Trailers

1997 WILDERNESS 22ft, good cond, sleeps 5, fridge/freezer. $5,500 obo. Tony 604-464-1072

2005 HUNTER 33 Sailboat, $95,900. Moored @ Point Roberts. Call Greg 778-686-5299

2002 WINDSTAR (Ford) 137 kms, good cond., $4300. 604-845-4766 after 4pm or all day wkends

1995 BMW 328I Convertible, 88,000kms, leather int, new tires/ brakes, $7,999. 604 536-4293

9522

Boats

biweekly

179

$

biweekly

2012 RAM 3500 HEAVY-DUTY

125

$

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9345

$

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