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Christmas Bureau facing $60,000 shortfall Christina Myers staff reporter

It’s crunch time for the Burnaby Christmas Bureau – and things don’t look good. With just a week to go till Christmas and families already arriving to pick up toys and food

gift cards, the bureau is a full $60,000 short of their $190,000 financial goal. “This is not where we would hope to be so close to Christmas,” said Stephen D’Souza, executive director with the bureau, on Thursday morning. “We’re $60,000 short of the full goal; we’re

usually a lot closer to being done at this point.” The bureau is already in a financially precarious position following a jump in clients over the last few years. Combined with a decrease and then levelling-off of donations during the same period, the bureau was forced to dig into

its reserves. Over the course of a decade, Burnaby Community Connections – the organization that runs the bureau – had built up a financial reserve of about $100,000. By the end of last year’s campaign, they’d needed to use nearly $50,000 of it. At the beginning of this year’s

campaign, D’Souza said it was critical they reach their goal to avoid dipping back into the reserve. Now, unless the donations come in – and soon – the last remaining reserve will be eaten up. Christmas Bureau Page 4

Students put themselves in other kids’ shoes and walk with water

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Water of life: Students from Marlborough Elementary School are raising money for WaterCan to help build a well in East Africa. They collected donations and walked around the school’s track carrying jugs of water as an exercise in empathy with people in Africa, who have to travel great lengths for water.

‘Lots of kids don’t get the chance to get water’ Jennifer Moreau staff reporter

Students at Marlborough Elementary are taking the lead on a campaign to build a well in east Africa. The students, with a bit of

teacher guidance, organized a Walk for Water recently. They collected donations and walked around the school’s track carrying jugs of water to understand what it feels like for people in Africa, who travel great lengths for clean water.

“We’re trying to support them because we know lots of kids in Africa don’t get the chance to get water,” said 11-year-old Sara Roh. “They have to walk a long way, and they usually have to miss school, and they don’t get education, especially girls. In Africa,

they think that girls don’t need as much education as boys, so usually the girls miss school and fetch water at a very young age.” Sara said she felt “really sad,” while trekking along the school’s track, imaging what it was like for kids in Africa.

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METRO STRIKERS HAVE BEEN HELPING OTHERS FOR NINE YEARS

Soccer team scores for Christmas bureau Santa’s helpers: The U-18 Metro

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Strikers have sponsored a family as a team during the holidays. Pictured are (bottom, from left) Emma Fingler, Sidney Roy, Harjot Dhatt, Rhianne Ferdinandi, Meagan Stuart; middle from left, Sabine Grutter, Wanja Mwariga, Adrienne Juni, Katrina Abel; and top, from left, Leah Purdey, Megan Kopec, Jaimie Sokalski, Ashley Hultman, Morgan Grist. Missing are Alanna Yao, Rada Gordic, Elizabeth Babcock, Olivia Alexis.

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For a team of young soccer players in Burnaby, helping out in the holiday season is as much a tradition as decorating trees or singing carols. Every Christmas for the last nine years, the Burnaby Girls Soccer Club under-18 Metro Strikers team has been sponsoring a family with the Burnaby Christmas Bureau, an organization that provides toys and food for low-income families at Christmas. But this year, says the team manager, is a special one for them: it’s the last time they’ll be together as a team. “This is the ninth year, and it’s the last year for our group,” said Lisa Roy. “The girls are in Grade 12 now. They’re getting ready to graduate, and some are going to be moving away (to university) or going on to other activities.” Each year, the team steps up as a sponsor – they’re matched with a family, who they then connect with to find out what that family needs and wants. This year, it’s a family of five – a mom and four children ranging in age from two to teens. “Once we talk to the family and find out what their wish list is, we send that out, and the girls decide what part they’ll do,” she said. In the past, that meant coordinating through parents, but as most of the teens now have their own emails, they usually do most of it themselves. “Now they get that email, and it’s quickly responding – ‘I’m going to get the diapers, I’m going to get this toy.’ They get so excited,” said Roy. In particular, Roy says the team has been pleased in the past to find out they were matched with a family that had girls interested in soccer. “That gets them the most excited,” she said with a laugh. Most of the team is from Burnaby, but a few live in Coquitlam or New Westminster. Once the gifts, toys and food have been purchased, they deliver it all before Christmas.

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“That’s a fun time for them, too – they get everything wrapped up, and it’s a fun get-together.” Roy explains that the tradition began when the girls were first together as a team and decided to swap gifts at Christmas. Afterwards, the coach suggested that, rather than spend the money on each other,

they could put it together to help out. “The parents and girls were on board for the following year, and we sponsored our first family,” said Roy. “It was such a learning experience for these nine-year-old girls.” Roy says aside from the goodwill it creates, the girls have learned what is pos-

sible when they work together as a team. “To see all the donations together is truly amazing and the appreciation from the familiy when we deliver boxes and boxes of food and gifts is so rewarding,” she said. “We’ve had such a positive experience with it, we’re hoping to get other people to realize what a great organization it is.” At least one other Burnaby youth sports team is already on board. The NOW heard recently from the Burnaby Minor Hockey Association peewee A1 representative team, the Lakers, about their efforts to help out with the bureau. Team co-manager Ken Dalla-Zanna says that they got involved with the local organization to help “instil a sense of community, volunteerism, teamwork and pride in our kids for their city of Burnaby.” They’ve been raising money through collecting cans and bottles. Last year, they raised a little more than $400, and the kids shopped for the food and gifts for a family they were matched with. “They had a great time and learned a little more about what it takes to feed an entire family,” he said. They also have donated food to the food bank, he notes. Like the u18 soccer team, the hockey players are learning what it means when a group comes together to help. “As one of the kids put it, ‘Wouldn’t it be neat if all the teams did this?’” This year, the team raised about $500 for the bureau.

How you can help others – and have fun Giving can be as fulfilling as receiving – but sometimes it also involves added bonuses such as festive fun activities. ◆ Come out to a toy drive skate event on Sunday, Dec. 18 from 9:45 a.m. to noon at Burnaby 8Rinks. Everyone who comes

with a new, unwrapped toy for the bureau can enjoy a free public skate session and free hot chocolate. Word is that Santa may also put in an appearance. Skate rentals aren’t included but will be made available for a special price of $2. .

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credit card by phone at 604-2995778; drop off a cash or cheque donation at the bureau’s new temporary location at Metropolis at Metrotown, on the upper level near Winners, in Unit E8. For more, see www.burnaby communityconnections.com.

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Christmas Bureau: Can you lend a hand? continued from page 1

“It won’t be good,” said D’Souza, when asked about the long-term impact. “It will dramatically change the way we operate.” Burnaby Community Connections runs a variety of programs aside from the Christmas Bureau, including Meals on Wheels, the Camping Bureau, the recreation credit program and a seniors’ transportation program. D’Souza says they’re hoping that people and businesses in the community will step up in the final days of this year’s campaign when it’s most needed. “I think donors are giving what they can,” said D’Souza, noting that the rough economy has impacted the amount of donations

they’ve received. “But I think it’s maybe also taking a while for people to get into the Christmas spirit this year – maybe it’s the economy, worrying about employment.” He said they’ve noticed there seem to be fewer decorations around the city and fewer people coming in to their temporary location in Metropolis at Metrotown, near the Winners on the second level, with spontaneous donations. “We just want to encourage people to get in the spirit, to enjoy their Christmas, and to celebrate,” he said. Part of that celebration, he says, is getting involved with the community and knowing that residents throughout the city are going to have a good

Christmas day. Anyone who wants to make a financial donation can do so online (www. burnabycommunity connections.com), by phone (604-299-5778) or in person at their temporary Metropolis location (open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the weekend.) D’Souza also notes they’ve got a good number of toy donations in their toy room for younger kids, but they’re very short for those in the 10 and up category. Possible toy ideas for this age range including board games, Lego sets, sports equipment, crafts, DVDs, gift cards to teen clothing stores, makeup, jewelry and simple stereos. cmyers@burnabynow.com

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Water: Marlborough students walk to raise funds continued from page 1

because we were so motivated.” Ten-year-old Celina Xiong said the exercise taught her how difficult it was to walk for water, but she pressed on. “I was thinking if they can do it, so can I because they are much younger than me, and they have to walk miles and miles with no shoes,” she said. So far, the students have raised

roughly $370, which will be matched by a donation from CERF incorporated. They are hoping to raise $2,000. To support the cause, go to give. watercan.com/goto/ecolemarl borough. The money is going to WaterCan, a non-profit group that builds wells in Eastern Africa. Megan Madu, a teacher at Marlborough, said the kids did the

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RCMP rehabilitation requires serious action

Then came the harassment claims. If you haven’t been taking notes, it’s Four officers have come forward alleghard to recall the sheer number of black ing that they were victims of constant eyes the RCMP has gotten over the past bullying and sexual harassment and that year or two – or even the past couple of their leadership was completely indifweeks. ferent. There were the high-proOut of this Lord-of-the-Flies file deaths of Ian Bush and culture rise newly minted Robert Dziekanski; there was Burnaby NOW Commissioner Bob Paulson the bungling of the Robert and, in B.C., Assistant Commissioner Pickton file; there was the inadvertent Craig Callens. Both men have publicly release of hundreds of crime scene and vowed to crack down on misconduct of victim images left on a digital camera this kind. Theirs is a huge task. “hidden” on a suspect’s property.

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It’s a good development that a disinterested civilian, an American no less, will investigate deaths and serious injuries in B.C. involving Mounties, hopefully ending decades of wagon circling and obfuscation. But professional misconduct will still be handled through the same channels, and it will be up to Paulson and Callens to make those channels actually work for once. Frankly, promises of this sort have been made before – and obviously not kept. This time, examples must be

made. If some wrists are slapped behind closed doors (such as one-day suspensions with pay) we can be fairly certain it will be the same old cover-ups or, more accurately, cover up for your buddies game. But to wash out so many stains from the iconic red serge, the prime task must be to make new officers expect and demand a new culture. These are the women and men who will eventually turn a secret society back into a public service.

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ry as I might, I just can’t wrap my brain around it. Every year, I’m left scratching my head over this vague “they’re destroying Christmas” notion that starts to float around. Never mind that no one seems to know quite who “they” are, but trust me, “they” are out to ruin everything. Sometimes “they” are the media – that’s me, incidentally – by our perceived refusal to use the word “Christmas” (interestingly enough, we’ve also had people point out how often we use the word “Christmas”). Sometimes, “they” are public bodies who incite a firestorm by hosting a “holiday pageant” or removing nativity scenes from a city hall. Oh, the political correctness! Oh, the destruction of timehonoured traditions! Pity our future generations who will be left empty-handed, devoid of anything of value at this time of year! Oh, sigh. The last few seasons, it’s become a theme on Facebook around this time of year, with

pseudo-political status updates that use a lot of capped letters and suggest that people who “agree” should pass it on. You know the ones I’m talking about: the old “I am celebrating Christmas, not the holiday season; I will wish you Merry Christmas, not season’s greetings” and so on. With all due respect: get your knickers untwisted, take a deep breath and calm down. At my house, we do, in fact, celebrate Christmas – probably the most popular version of Christmas in Canada in this day and age: the one that mixes modern secular traditions (like a tree and letters to Santa) with those rooted in the Christian tradition (like a decorative nativity scene and angels on the tree). Like many people from my generation, I grew up in a churchgoing home, but we were intermittent at best (we’d qualify as the classic Easter-andChristmas crowd with occasional bouts of steadfast attendance.) As an adult, I’m what you’d call “undecided” about church, but I nonetheless enjoy the Christian narrative around Christmas and what its message means to me. All in all, I’m a big fan of the season, and it is, in fundamental ways, extremely important to me. But there’s the rub: it’s important to me.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Proud of pipeline history Dear Editor:

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Expansion is transparent continued from page 6

additional pipeline capacity to move their products to the West Coast. This step is now underway. In the first quarter of 2012, we will know whether there is commercial support for additional pipeline capacity. If support exists, we will take the next step towards expansion, including up to two years of local, provincial and federal consultation leading to a full National Energy Board review. We promise all stakeholders and neighbours a meaningful engagement process where we will seek input on such things as the pipeline routing, First Nations interests and concerns, environmental mitigation, emergency response capabilities and Port Metro Vancouver impacts. This input will be an important part of our planning and regulatory application. We do believe that as an export nation, with secure, safe port capabilities we can and should expand the markets available to Canadian natural resources, for the benefit of all Canadians. We also believe that thoughtful, factual and open-minded engagement is critical to the decision making. We have always conducted our business in a transparent manner and with an open mind. We look forward to talking with you and hearing your views. We know who our neighbours are – you will be hearing more from us as a project is considered. Ian Anderson, president, Kinder Morgan Canada

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I am writing on behalf of Burnaby school crossing guards. We are a breed akin to postal workers and paper carriers in that we are on the job in the heat, the cold, the rain, the snow, the wind, etc. We are out there twice a day everyday for one reason – to protect and ensure the safety of pedestrians crossing the street. I am hoping to address drivers, par-

ticularly those who drive in or near school zones. Please obey all traffic lights and signs. The advance warning sign, flashing yellow lights asking that you prepare to slow down means just that – slow down and stop – not “boot” it and fly through the amber, sometimes red, light. If you are approaching a red light and an occupied crosswalk, legally you must stop and then proceed only when it is safe to do so. This holds true even if you are turning right. Please do not pass through an occupied crosswalk until the crossing guard gives you an “all clear”. You may think it is safe to do so but children are unpredictable. The crossing guard is probably the best judge of when it is safe for you to drive on. Most crosswalk signals are active for 30 seconds or less. Is it really worth rushing through when you could be endangering someone’s life? Children are our future, let’s treasure that.

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Holidays: Values are personal continued from page 6

And I make no assumptions – or expectations – about what’s important to others. When it comes down to this big question of whether it’s the holiday season, or whether it’s Christmas, I can only ask this: what do you celebrate in your home during December and January? Is it Christmas, either secular or religious? Then hurray for Christmas! Is it Hanukkah? Yay for

eight nights of fun! Is it Kwanzaa, or the winter solstice, or yule, or (depending on the year) Diwali, Chinese New Year or Muslim New Year? Enjoy it! But when it comes to what happens in public, tax-funded environments (like your kid’s school, or at city hall or federal buildings), the time for assuming that everyone has the same values is long gone. If debating over the use

of the word “holidays” was somehow going to solve critical issues, like world hunger, or child poverty, I’d be the first to battle it out. But it won’t. And the answer, ultimately, is what it means to you – and you alone. So enjoy your holiday, whatever it is, and stop worrying so much about what everyone else is doing. Christina Myers is a reporter with the Burnaby NOW.

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The Evergreen Line is moving ahead, and Burnaby city staff were authorized by council at Monday night’s meeting to negotiate an access memorandum with the province. The city is expecting the province to ask for access to land along North Road, and the transfer of city land (coowned with Coquitlam) along North Road as well. In exchange, the city plans to ask for a guideway design that would allow for a future Cameron station, improved landscaping along the line, more input on the design for the Lougheed Town Centre station, protection for future development and improved construction hours and noise levels. The city also wants control of risk factors in the designing and building procurement process, protection from liability and compliance with the city regarding the road allowance, a better bus loop at Lougheed Town Centre station, separated sidewalks at certain locations, and funding for staff time spent on the project. The city does not expect the province to change its position on using light rail technology instead of SkyTrain technology on the project, according to a report from the city’s director of planning and building, Basil Luksun. Council had previously voiced its preference for the more affordable light rail technology option.

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Stop signs approved Traffic problems near Kitchener Elementary School on Gilmore Avenue have led the city to approve new stop signs in the area. Burnaby council approved plans for fourway stop signs at the intersection of Macdonald Avenue and William Street, instead of the previous twoway stop signs. Though the city assessed that the four-way stop was not technically warranted, based on traffic volumes and collision history in the area, the decision was made based on limited visibility on the hill along William Street, and the nearby school. The signs will be installed before the end of the year, according to a report from the director of engineering, Lambert Chu. A traffic bylaw officer was assigned to enforce existing no-stopping regulations in front of the school, and ongoing bylaw enforcement will likely be required, Chu’s report stated. A 30-metre concrete barrier was recently installed in from of the school along Gilmore Avenue, for pedestrian safety at a nearby crosswalk, he added.

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Festive fun for the whole family in Burnaby I

t’s the guilty confession no parent wants to make: the holiday break from school that is so gleefully anticipated by kids can inspire a blend of panic and dread for the grown-ups in the family. With most sports and extracurricular activities on hiatus at the same time as schools are shut down, the holiday ON MY BEAT season Christina Myers comes with the challenge of keeping kids active, occupied and having fun in an already busy time of year. So be prepared when the inevitable “there’s nothing to do” lament erupts (or its sibling cry: “I’m so bored!”) and check out our round-up of family activities in and around Burnaby this month. And remember, school’s back in session on Jan. 3 – so breathe deep, relax and have fun:

At the water’s edge

Enjoy the great outdoors by exploring the city’s parks and trails. Burnaby may be one of the province’s major urban centres, but there’s plenty of green spaces to discover, too. Head out to Burnaby Lake Regional Park, Barnet Marine Park or Fraser Foreshore Park to check out some of the most popular sites in the city. If the weather is cooperating, consider a hike or bike ride along some of the city’s expansive trail system. Check out www.metrovancouver.org or www.burnaby.ca. (A safety reminder: don’t be tempted by the ice on local lakes if the temperature dips. The City of Burnaby says local ponds and lakes aren’t open for outdoor skating – they’re fed by moving streams, which can create unstable ice conditions.)

Japanese tradition

Discover the unique heritage of the Japanese people in Canada by taking in the Mochi Tsuki day festivities at Nikkei Place in Burnaby. This year’s popular family-friendly celebration takes place on Dec. 29, starting at noon, with lunch sales, mochi tasting, mochi-pounding demonstrations, and more. This is a traditional Japanese end-of-year activity. While you’re there, find out about the variety of events and programs the centre offers (including, for adults, an upcoming session in January to learn how to make sushi under the tutelage of a chef with more

than 10 years of experience). Nikkei Place is located at 6688 Southoaks Cres. in Burnaby. See www.nikkeiplace.org for more information.

A winter’s stroll

Take a stroll and enjoy the lights (and a little shopping) in the Heights area of Burnaby. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, there’ll also be roving carollers in the area. While you’re there, check out some of the new arts sites, including Pinocchio Arts and Crafts and 4Cats Arts Studio, which both offer unique programs for kids. The Heights is also known for several art murals in the area.

Crafts and stories

What better way to enjoy the holidays than with a special storytime and crafts? The Burnaby Public Library hosts Christmas is Tree-mendous at the Tommy Douglas branch, 7311 Kingsway. For kids aged four to eight, the event runs from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 21. Registration isn’t required, but caregivers must attend with children. If you can’t make that event, why not just browse the shelves for some special holiday reading – a few books for the kids, and a few for the parents. See www. bpl.bc.ca for hours over the holiday season.

Teen tales

If your teen knows who Katniss, Gale and Peeta are, this one’s for them. The Burnaby Public Library is hosting a competition for youth in Grade 8 or above to design a book cover for the wildly popular young adult novel The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins. The book is the first in a trilogy following a group of young people, led by Katniss, in a dystopian future (fans of the series are currently eagerly anticipating the movie adaptation, coming in February). Local teens have until Jan. 15 to enter the contest, with a prize of a box set of the entire series. With time on their hands, the holiday break may be just the time to create some art – entries must be on 8.5-by-11-inch letter-size paper and can use any media or technique (collage, drawing, painting, pencil, crayon, etc.) Include your name, age, and library card number and phone number on the submission. Call 604-297-4803 for more information.

Mall madness

Local shopping centres have a number of fun events (plus visits with the Big Man in Red, as

well) over the coming weeks. At Metrotown, Santa photos continue through to Christmas Eve in the Grand Court, by donation to the Burnaby Christmas Bureau; Metrotown is also hosting a Holiday Lounge by Nintendo, with the chance to check out all sorts of new video games including Super Mario 3D Land and The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword. See www. metropolisatmetrotown.com for more. Brentwood is hosting the Festival of Lights till Dec. 29, with 25 different decorated Christmas trees (part of the Boots for Kids campaign with the Rotary Club of Burnaby Deer Lake), and a variety of performances from musicians and choirs. See www.brentwoodtowncentre. com for more info. At Lougheed Town Centre, check out the White Christmas “snowfall” and entertainment from a variety of performers throughout the month. See lougheedtowncentre.com for more. At the Crystal Mall, take in the Christmas Fun event on Dec. 18, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. (Santa Claus is expected to make an appearance), and, on Christmas Eve from 2 to 4 p.m., enjoy the Happy Singers Group Christmas Karaoke Fun Day.

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Help teach kids about the giving spirit and take part in a toy drive on Sunday, Dec. 18, from 9:45 a.m. to noon at Burnaby 8Rinks. Anyone who brings in a new, unwrapped toy (which will go to the Burnaby Christmas

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at the Burnaby Village Museum. With free admission as part of the museum’s 40th anniversary, it’s a low-cost outing for the whole family that includes entertainment, history and a visit from Father Christmas. Below, the Mochi Tsuki festival is a big hit with local families. It returns to Nikkei Place on Dec. 29 this year, with Fun Page 12 activities starting at noon.


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Also in the spirit of giving, consider finding a local organization that’s close to your heart – a pet charity, the food bank, the hospice, or something else – and collaborate as a family to find a way to help them out this holiday season. Not sure where to start looking? Check out www.canadahelps.org and search for “Burnaby” to find just a few of the

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Head up to SFU’s Burnaby campus for some fresh air and a great view or, for the older kids and teens, a visit to the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, which collects, researches, and exhibits artifacts from around the world, with a focus on B.C. The museum is located at 8888 University Dr. See www. sfu.ca/archaeology/ museum/ for times and

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It’s become a perennial favourite for families from around the region. The Burnaby Village Museum’s heritage Christmas is on again, running till Jan. 1 from noon to 8 p.m. Admission is currently free, as part of the museum’s 40th anniversary celebration. Carousel rides are $2.25 per ride. There’s a number of events for kids of all ages, from

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crafts to visits with Father Christmas, and entertainment throughout the village. See www.burnabyvil lagemuseum.ca for times and event listings.

Santa on ice

Lace up the skates and get on the ice. There’s a special skate with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 17 at Bill Copeland arena that features crafts and games, but there’s public skate times throughout the holiday season at both Kensington and Bill Copeland. With low-cost admission, plus rentals available, this is a good one for all ages. Call 604-298-0533 for info.

fool hardy) don’t forget about the annual Polar Bear Swim in Vancouver – kicking off at 2:30 p.m. on January 1. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. at the English Bay Boathouse.

Cozy up at home

If the weather isn’t the best, or you’re just plain tuckered out from all the holiday festivities, there’s always the tried-and-true: a bowl of popcorn, a cozy blanket (or two or three, depending on the size of your family) and a stash of Christmas movies. Follow the Griswolds, the Charlie Brown crew, Rudolph and his buddies,

or any of the other cast of holiday favourites for an afternoon of relaxation. If time is of the essence, there’s a simple way to enjoy the sights of the season: bundle up for a walk through your own neighbourhood to take in all the colourful light displays. Christina Myers is a reporter with the Burnaby NOW, covering health, families and children. See her blog online at www. burnabynow.com and follow her at www.twitter.com/ ChristinaMyersA. Email at cmyers@burnabynow.com.

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Got the travel bug? Stay close to home with one-day trips around the region. Hop on the bus and head downtown for Science World or head out on Highway 1 to the Greater Vancouver Zoo in the Fraser Valley. The Vancouver Aquarium and the Vancouver Art Gallery are always popular, as are trips up the gondola at Grouse Mountain, and a ride on the Christmas Train at Stanley Park. If the kids are young enough, a SkyTrain ride along might be a main attraction – get on in Burnaby and take a trip around the city and back while enjoying the views from above. For the hardy (or

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Check out the Burnaby parks and recreation guide for a number of programs aimed at kids and teens throughout the winter holiday, like a snowshoeing day trip for 12- to 16year-olds, and the “reindeer games” for five to 13year-olds at Willingdon. See individual recreation centres for local listings or see www.burnaby. ca for more.

Regional fun

Morlan brought his camera down to Deer Lake last year. Enjoy the city’s scenery by visiting one of the many local parks over Christmas.

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Here’s one for the sports fans: check out the 49th annual Burnaby Minor Hockey Association’s bantam Christmas tournament. Organizers note that several past players – like Joe Sakic, Ryan Walter and Glenn Anderson – have gone on to NHL careers. The action starts at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27, and games continue through to the final championships on Jan. 1 – see www.burnabyhockey.com/ for a full schedule of games.

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f you’re considering the cute puppy or kitten in the pet store window as a Christmas gift, think again. There are already 4,000 animals up for adoption this holiday season, and the B.C. SPCA is hoping to find them homes. “The SPCA strongly discourages giving pets as gifts,” said Lorie Chortyk, B.C. SPCA spokesperson. “But if an individual or family has carefully considered their decision and the responsibility of a new pet, the holidays can be an optimum time to adopt. Families are more likely to be off work or school during the holiday and have more time to spend with their new companion animal.” There are cats, kittens, dogs, puppies, rabbits and small animals that need homes. To search for adoptable pets, go to spca. bc.ca.

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The Rotary Coats for Kids campaign got a boost from Burnaby Central students and Investors Group. Students collected coats and presented 50 on Dec. 14, while Investors Group held a fundraising lasagna dinner to add to their corporate donation. The Rotary Coats for Kids project takes donations of gently used or new warm, winter coats (preferably with hoods) and loads them onto a truck, which functions like a mobile dressing room. The truck makes stops in the community to distribute the coats to local kids in need. Volunteers have finished distribution this year, but they are still looking for more donations, as there will likely be more requests for coats this year and next. To donate, get in touch with Gloria Tom Wing Staudt: gloria@peaksuccess coaching.com.

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Peace on earth during the holidays While some may find it amusing to talk about, no one actually wants to be labelled the family’s ‘worst gift giver’.

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A very Metropolis Christmas The countdown to Christmas is on and Metropolis at Metrotown is here to help you find what you love. With 400 stores and extended shopping hours from December 17-23, Metropolis will have what you are looking for. Have a techie on your list? Check out our MAC Store for the latest Apple products or the Sony store for audio and visual products. Giving the gift of gab? Check out the hottest new cell phones and smart phones in one of our many wireless stores. Need something to pamper a princess? Try Sephora, Bath and Body Works, Body Shop or give her a treatment from one of our many salons – hello hot stone massage! The demands of fashionistas can be met at XXI, H&M, Underground, Bebe, Armani Exchange or the multitude of fashion stores we have. There’s one for every style personality. If decision making isn’t your strong suit, get your loved ones a Metropolis at Metrotown gift card. The mighty little card unleashes the potential of BC’s largest shopping centre and can

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be purchased in dominations from $5 - $500 at our dedicated gift card booths or online on our website www. metropolisatmetrotown.com Drop off your gifts at one of our two gift wrapping booths and get them professionally wrapped for a good cause. Our booths are being run by the MS Society and the YMCA and donations will go to these great charities. All that gift giving deserves a reward. Check out Coach or BCBG for that perfect little pick me up present or get your photo taken with Santa in Grand Court. All donations from our Photos with Santa go to benefit the Burnaby Christmas Bureau. Finally you can rest your feet at our Holiday Lounge in Atrium Court brought to you by Nintendo. Experience the incredible lineup of interactive entertainment with new games such as Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7, and The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword all within an immersive and handson Nintendo environment! Customers are also invited to relax and enjoy a complimentary Tassimo beverage.


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Metropolis at Metrotown IT’S SHOPPING CITY • 470 STORES • SKYTRAIN • FREE PARKING

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TravelSmart this holiday season This holiday season, don’t just travel — TravelSmart. Metrotown’s TravelSmarts Luggage and Accessories offers a wide selection of products that can help even the most unflappable and well-prepared traveler journey smarter, more safely and comfortably. While the store has only been open for a little over a year, owner and travel industry insider Andrea Perchotte has been connecting globetrotters and vacationers alike with unique, high-quality gear through her online luggage and travel accessory store at www. travelsmartsproducts.ca. Some of TravelSmarts’ most popular luggage ranges from the top-of-the-line Germanengineered and Canadian-made Rimowa collection, to the fun

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for them to be connected with Canadian culture." The Salvation Army, an evangelical branch of the Christian church, is holding two Christmas dinners that are accessible to Edmonds area residents. The Metrotown Salvation Army is holding its first Christmas dinner for seniors aged 60 and older on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 5:30 p.m. at 6125 Nelson Ave. Because space is limited to 50 guests, people must RSVP to 604-437-1521. The Metrotown Salvation Army is also holding its annual community Christmas dinner on

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Lions may roar, but in Edmonds they quietly go about their work with little fanfare. Founded in 2004, the Burnaby Edmonds Lions Club is one of 45,000 Lions Clubs operating worldwide. The local service club supports a variety of initiatives including the annual Burnaby City Fair, the annual Edmonds Santa Claus Parade and the Byrne Creek Leo Club. "We do a meat draw every week," said Paul McDonell, a founding member of the club. "That is where we make the bulk of our money." At this summer's City Fair, the Burnaby Edmonds Lion Club held a corn sale, where it sold more than 600

corns on the cob. Proceeds will help the club support its ongoing programs, including programs at local community schools.

"Everybody was folding up their tents – we were still going strong," said Darshan Mann, the club's secretary and treasurer. "We had to turn people away because we didn't have any left." One of the club's largest undertakings was a 2006/07 project that saw more than 40,000 English books sent to two English libraries in the Province of Henan, China. "We sent 45,000 books to China," Mann said. "We went there in 2008. They said, 'we have enough books. Don't send anymore'." Closer to home, the Burnaby Edmonds

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Saving his best for Canadian team Tiger Tom Berridge sports editor

The last line of defence for Canada’s national team at the upcoming 2012 World under-19 field lacrosse championships will be a New Westminster goalie. New Westminster Secondary School grad Ross Bowman was named to the 24-player roster following a successful final selection camp in Oshawa, Ont. on Nov. 27. Bowman was one of just five players from B.C. to make the national junior team and one of only three who have not yet committed to a U.S. school. The Canadian team will look to unseat the undefeated Americans, who have fashioned an unprecedented 36-0 record at the previous six world championships, winning every title since the u-19 division was first created in 1986. Finland will host the championships in Europe for the first time in July. “It was the most intense thing I’ve every done,” said Bowman, who turns 18 on Dec. 27. “Being committed would definitely have given me an advantage, but they’ve been looking at us for a couple of years.” Prior to the final camp in Oshawa, where 50 of the more than 200 players who initially applied took part, Bowman earned his spot at the November sessions after a Western Canadian camp that followed the national u-19 club championships. “I thought it was a disadvantage being the only goalie from out west since there were four (goalies) from Ontario,” said Bowman. “I didn’t think it (mak-

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Ball stopper: B.C. goalie Ross Bowman will represent Canada at the World under-19 field lacrosse championships in Finland. ing the team) was in the cards.” However, despite being in goal for B.C.’s loss to Team Ontario in the final of the Canadian club

championships, Bowman went into the camp confident of his chances. “I think it’s the agility we need

to save the ball and also the adrenaline that’s pumping through us. It feels good to stop a shot on the crease. Those are the saves I’m craving,” Bowman said. Joining Bowman on the national squad from B.C. are Langley’s Reegan Comeault and Jesse King of Victoria from Ohio State; UniversityofDenver’sWesleyBerg from Coquitlam; and Richmond’s Danny MacDermott from New York Institute of Technology. Team Canada head coach Brodie Merrill said the final selection camp was extremely competitive and made for some difficult decisions. “I think it is a reflection of how important the national program is to young Canadian lacrosse players,” said Merrill in a Canadian Lacrosse Association press release. “We are confident in the team we have selected and confident in the process we went through to get to this point. The focus will now quickly shift to preparing the team for Finland.” With the bulk of the national squad living back east, Bowman expects to stay active at home playing community ball and working out with some of his Royal City teammates when they return home from university for the holidays. Although Bowman chose to put off university for a year, he fully expects to make a decision in the new year. “It’s always been a goal of mine to go down to the States,” he said, adding the important thing is to find the school that is the right fit. “Kids think it’s all about lacrosse, but it’s all about the marks and knowing what you want to do later in life.”

STM Knights take senior girls’ Chancellor Tom Berridge sports editor

Kamila Wojciechowski scored 23 points to lead St. Thomas More to a 6143 win over Sentinel in the Chancellor girls’ high school basketball tournament last week. Wojciechowski and Knights’ teammate Nica Reyes were both named tournament all-stars following the final. STM employed a strong defence in the second half of the championship final, building up an early 10point lead over Sentinel before finally pulling away. The provincial AA honourable mention Knights opened the Chancellor with a 49-40 victory over Fraser Heights before 600

partisan fans at STM. Wojciechowski led the way with 18 points, while Maggie Sylvester, who had a very strong week’s play, scoring in double figures in all three tournament games, netted 11 for the winners. The Knights then avenged an earlier loss to AA honourable mention Windsor Dukes at the Byrne Creek tournament, defeating the North Vancouver school 54-44 in the Chancellor semifinal. STM received balanced scoring from Wojciechowski, with 12 points, Reyes with 11 and Sylvester with 10 in the win over Windsor. Sylvester chipped in with 15 of her 36 tournament points in the final against Sentinel.

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Drive in: St. Thomas More’s Leah Purdey drives to the bucket against Fraser Heights at the senior girls’ Chancellor basketball tournament last week.

tops at Telus Tom Berridge

sports editor

Burnaby’s Alisha Roberts was the girls’ winner of a university scholarship following the Telus Basketball Classic on Saturday. Roberts was also named to the five-girl alltournament team. Roberts led the No. 3ranked York House Tigers to third place in the girls’ secondary school division with 24 points in a 71-57 victory over the top-ranked AA Britannia Bruins in the tournament’s consolation final at UBC’s War Memorial Gym. In the tournament semifinal on Friday, Roberts tallied 30 points in an 84-82 upset loss to No. 7 Handsworth Royals. No. 1 Riverside Rapids defeated Handsworth 7053 in Telus championship game. The top-seeded Kelowna Owls prevailed in the boys’ secondary school final, beating No. 2-ranked Vancouver College 88-80. No. 4 Pitt Meadows defeated top-10 challenger St. George’s 62-52 for third place. The Burnaby South Rebels lost their secondround match at the Telus to Vancouver College 74-51 last Thursday. Nick Irvine from South was a recipient of a HSBC scholarship. South’s George Kovac earned the Society of Notaries Public of British Columbia scholarship. In the boys’ elementary school division, South Burnaby Metro Club outscored Drive A 55-39 in the Telus final. The win extended the under-13 Eagles’ unbeaten streak to 11 games. The final was a matchup between the two teams, which have met in the u13 provincials for the past three seasons. South Burnaby came back from a one-point deficit at halftime behind Jovanic Castillo’s 14-point effort. Curtis Laigo led the birds in scoring with 62 points in five tournament games. Castillo garnered Basketball Page 34


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MAJOR MIDGET HOCKEY

SFU names six to allregion soccer team

Bad ice cancels team’s first-place plans Tom Berridge

sports editor

A broken down Zamboni prevented the Northwest Giants from taking over sole possession of first place in the B.C. major midget hockey league last weekend. Theice-cleaningmachine at the Burnaby Winter Club stalled on the ice between periods with the Giants leading the South Island Thunderbirds 3-0, forcing the cancellation of the final two periods of Sunday’s game. The second and third periods will be made up on Jan. 6. The Giants were looking to add to their 4-0 victory over the 10th-place Thunderbirds on Saturday. A win would have given the defending three-time playoff champions a twopoint lead over the Cariboo Cougars. The two teams are currently tied atop the 11-team loop, both with 31 points. On Saturday, Burnaby’s Adam Helewka figured in four of the Giants’ goals, including his second hat trick in the last two weeks. Helewka scored backto-back goals in the opening period and then set

up defenceman Joseph Carvalho for his second of the year to start off the middle frame. Later in the second period, Helewka potted his 16th goal of the year on assists from Eric Margo and a third helper in the game from Josh Thrower. Helewka has been a Giant on a tear in the last month, garnering a total of 17 points in his last nine games, including 11 goals. The Burnaby forward leads the Giants in overall scoring with 27 points and is tied in total goals with Mitch Crisanti. “He (Helewka) has been trying to find his way after coming back from Notre Dame. He has the skill set,” said Giants’ head coach Todd Harkins. “He’s making a name for himself, which is nice.” Helewka is currently tied for 12th in league scoring. The Giants close out the first half of the major midget season in Prince George with a two-game set against the Cougars. “It’s a battle for first place. We’re looking forward to the trip and going into the break in first place,” Harkins said.

The Simon Fraser University men’s soccer team had six players named to the NCAA Division II West Region team on Tuesday. Carlo Basso, the Great Northwest conference coplayer of the year, was the only Clan forward named to the All-West region first team. Midfielder Josh Bennett, defenders Max Baessato and Matt Besuschko and goalkeeper Sheldon Steenhuis rounded out SFU’s five-player contribution to the regional first team. SFU defender Anthony DiNicolo was an AllWest second team selection. DiNicolo was earlier named to the conference all-academic team.

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On the ball: Samantha Mansinho helped the u-15 Burnaby Blizzard to a 1-0 win over Upper Vancouver Island in recent Metro girls’ soccer.

Coach named to u-20 nat team

Burnaby’s Nick Dasovic was named coach of Canada’s under-20 men’s soccer team earlier this month. Dasovic returns to the Canadian national youth program after leading the men’s senior team to a third-place finish at the 2008 CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament. He has since served as an assistant and head coach with the MLS Toronto FC. As a player, Dasovic made 63 appearances on the Canadian national team from 1992 to 2004. The FIFA u-20 World Cup is in Turkey in 2013.

Clan below .500

Simon Fraser University fell below .500 for the first time this season following a 84-83 loss to the Academy of Arts Urban Knights in men’s basketball on Dec. 11. Matt Ravio was the leading scorer with 19 points and five rebounds and Jordan Sergent got his first double-double of the year, but it was the shot the Clan didn’t get that will be most remembered. Down by six points in the final half-minute of play, Connor Lewis nailed a three-point shot to shave the deficit to three points. But the Knights made the Clan pay, knocking down five of six attempts from the charity stripe.

Basketball: SBMC tops continued from page 33

59 total points, while Vince Sunga and Tyler Pearce both potted a total of 34 points. The Eagles advanced to the final with a 53-25 win over AthElites from Surrey in the semis. Two South Burnaby teams currently lead the u-13 Metro league. The Eagles are tied for first place in the A league with the SBMC All-stars, both with unbeaten 6-0 records. The u-12 Eagles are on top of the B division with a 7-0 record.

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Joy passed away in the early morning of December 1, at Royal Columbian Hospital, with Lori at her side after a short but courageous battle with pneumonia. Joy is survived by her daughter Lori and husband Andy, brother Donny and her special friend Genevieve. Joy is pre-deceased by her mother Viola and father Clare Hamilton. Joy proudly worked for BC Tel for many years and she loved to sit on her balcony and admire her garden. Special thanks to Mom’s neighbours Doug and Jan for always being there. Also the Doctors and Nurses on 5 north at RCH. Mom, we will all love and miss you. An open house will be on Sunday, December 18 from 1-3 at Joy’s home, 7344 - 11th Avenue, Burnaby. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Parkinson’s Society would be greatly appreciated.

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Aries March 21 - April 19: Relationships fill Sunday/Monday. So do contracts and negotiations, opposition and serious attraction. Life’s circumstances tumble across us and form our path. Sometimes another tumbles down the same channel. The beneficial relationships appear after noon Sunday, not before. Be careful with money and investments Tuesday/Wednesday. Thursday/Friday’s international, legal, cultural or intellectual interests form an entry to ambition. A month of ambitions starts Wednesday—it would be a good time to start projects, but a partner/ client (a “permitter”) must be freely onside. Go slow. Taurus April 20-May 20: Deal with chores, employment matters, health and nutrition Sunday/ Monday. You can beneficially invest in your job Sunday afternoon, Monday. Relationships become front and centre Tuesday/Wednesday, just as a month of love, understanding and wisdom start. The weeks ahead hold success in higher education, legal matters, far travel, culture, intellectual endeavours, publishing, religion and love. This week, your personal efforts succeed, especially midweek. But retiring or dealing with the government holds problems. Thursday/ Friday’s mysteries contain an echo of earlier December. Gemini May 21-June 20: You could fall in love Sunday/Monday, but if you do, make sure it’s after Sunday noon (PST). Tackle chores and health concerns Tuesday/Wednesday – avoid background activities, collusion or unethical temptation. (Even innocent government-related actions could incur the criticism of “legal hawks.”) Relationships bless you Thursday/ Friday (and can solve any problems that arose Tuesday). But a surprise awaits, too, one that could spur you to alter your social plans/outlook. Midweek begins a lucky month of financial action, accurate hunches, sexual urges, research, secrets and mysteries.

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Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Your energy, charisma, effectiveness and timing are tops Sunday/Monday. Sunday morning might present a problem, or an insight into a soon-to-occur action. (This action/event could be purchase of a residence, a home move, children’s programs, or a gardening or soul project.) Chase money Tuesday/Wednesday (but be careful with purchases). Wednesday begins a month of rest and family, domestic, security, property, retirement concerns. A major venture (investment, home purchase, surgery, lifestyle change, intimate affair) has stalled since August: soon it will move forward, swiftly. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Lie low, rest, contemplate and plan Sunday/Monday. Your energy returns Tuesday/Wednesday – others notice you, try to please you. Chase money Thursday/Friday, buy/sell – but don’t buy machinery, computers, electronics, etc., until Friday afternoon/eve. Friends, news or a short trip give you good ideas Saturday. Midweek begins a month of reports, paperwork, communications and travel. One friendship might ebb for awhile, but your home and family will more than fill the gap, as they show affection now into mid-January. Soon, an anticipated opportunity or relationship will “start.” Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Your energy and charisma stay high, but midweek (to late January) shifts your focus to earnings, purchases, possessions and sensual urges. Optimism and popularity fill Sunday/Monday – a wee wish will come true. Retreat to catch a second wind Tuesday/Wednesday. Contemplate two things: the few weeks ahead, and a project or idea that arose in the late spring or summer, then stalled. This project will likely speed forward over the next six months – plan how to re-launch it. It involves work, machinery, health or money. Shift to a lower gear in pleasure, love, for awhile.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Be restful Sunday to Friday – you’re about to emerge (Wednesday, though you won’t really feel it until Saturday) into a 30-day phase of heightened energy, alertness, effectiveness and charisma. Sunday/Monday nudge you to ambition – all’s smooth, you communicate well. Your hopes and general joy rise Tuesday/Wednesday. A flirtation, even a developed love, is fruitful/lucky, almost in a hidden way. Rest deeply Thursday/Friday. You might need to split with a family member, which can close a source of money. (Just as well.) A stalled romantic or creative venture will revive soon. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Don’t shop before noon Sunday. This day and Monday bring a sweet, mellow mood and a broader understanding – of life, society, religion’s role, etc. Be ambitious Tuesday/ Wednesday – all’s smooth. You might stumble upon a lucky break in home, property, retirement, security or similar zones. (This week is a good time to quit a job, if you’ve been planning to do so.) A month of rest, retreat, of spiritual quietude, charity and perhaps government-related chores, begins Wednesday – but it doesn’t affect you until Saturday. Thursday/Friday brings hope and an uncomfortable friend. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: You might have to figure out a mystery (of finances/investment, or of love, of emotions, of commitment and consequence) Sunday/Monday. Realize investments made now will be merely OK (unexciting returns). Midweek brings profound thoughts, gentleness and love. A money relationship might hit an unexpected barrier; a rather new personal link grows, a friendship begins to form. Be ambitious all week, especially Thursday/Friday. Show higher-ups what you can do. Be eager, social, a team player. An exciting month of social delights, optimism, popularity and flirtation starts this week! timstephens@shaw.ca


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6508

6508

Apt/Condos

700 PARK CRESCENT New Westminster, 1 BEDROOM $925. Adult friendly building. visual intercom, gated parking. Near shops & bus. Includes hotwater & storage. Sorry No Pets!! Call 604-522-3391

6508

Apt/Condos

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6508

Apt/Condos

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6508

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1 BR $775. 2 BR $950. 3 BR $1200. Rent incls heat, hot water & prkg. Family Living. On site daycare available. Near Cottonwood Park, Basketball Court & Skytrain. No pets.

6515

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COQ WEST 2.5 BR with bsmt, 2 baths, n/s, nr skytrain, 1400 sqft, $1200, Jan 1. 604-939-0296

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6540

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BBY HEIGHTS. 4 BR, good location, h/wd floors. $2,400/mo. N/s. Immed. Mike, 604-817-3330

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Large units. Close to Golden Ears Bridge. Great view of River

COQ/BBY, near Lougheed Mall/ bus/park/skytrain, 5 BR hse, 2 full baths, 2 kitchens, f/p. N/S, Ref. Avail Jan 1. Call 604-785-1699

6450

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BBY 2 BR grnd lev ste, sh’d W/D, lrg yrd. Nr transit. $800 + utls. NS/ NP. Avail Jan 1. 604-517-1491

BBY BOUNDARY/49TH, 1 BR bsmt, 850sf, private entry, $750 incls utils & w/d. Avail Jan 1. N/P & N/S. Call 604-434-7023 BBY, E. Newer 1 BR, priv entry. $750/mo inclds hydro. Ns/np, no w/d. Jan 1. Refs. 604-521-1366 BBY HIGHGATE, 2 BR ste, n/p, n/s, incls utils, no w/d, $900. suits student, Immed. 604-726-0719

BBY IMPERIAL & KINGSWAY, Lrg 2 BR g/l ste, pri entry, 1500sf, full kitch, 1.5 baths, w/d. Near Metrotown & skytrain. Avail Now. $1250. N/P & N/S. 604 436-2970

3BDRM/2BTH 4568 Grafton st 3−Bdroom & detached single garage. available immediately. Inside newly painted. Mountain view at livroom.Tv & Internet included. Pets OK $1,580 Monthly Call: (604) 780−2426 email: 65dwang@telus.net 2BDRM/1BTH Elwell St Canada Way 2 bdrm bsmt suite avail. Jan 1st. Near amen. No smkg, no lndry. No Pets $900 Monthly Pls call: (604) 522−7224 or email: sgill1923@gmail.com

New West Queensboro Clean & quiet 2 BR, 1 bath, W/D, Priv ent, In− clu. Utils/Wifi/CBLE, Close to QB landing, N/s N/p. Avail. Jan 1st. Call: (604) 526−5911 COQ. NICE, quiet, reno’d 3 BR gr lev, f/p, W/D, hrdwd flrs. NS/NP. $985 + 1/2 utils. 604-809-9850

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6595 SKYLINE TOWERS 102-120 Agnes St, N.West

Hi-Rise Apartment with River View & Indoor Pool. 1 BR & 2 BR Available. Rent includes heat & hot water. Remodelled Building and Common area. Gated undergrd parking available. References required.

CALL 604 525-2122 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

COQ RANCH PARK 2 BR, lrg grd lev, inste w/d, d/w, $1050 incl util. Jan 1. np/ns. 778 321-5771 COQ, RIVER HEIGHTS, Lrg 1 BR ste, quiet & bright, laundry, gas f/p, hardwood, sep entry, priv yard. Near schools, transit, shops $825 incls utls & cable. Avail now/ Jan 1. N/S, no pets. 604-722-2294 N. WEST, Queensborough, 3 BR, main flr, all appls, own parking. $1100/mo + utils, available now. 604-722-5550 or 604-671-8389

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6595-20

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6605

Townhouses Rent

COQUITLAM 2 BR townhouse , quiet family complex, no pets. $920. Call 604-942-2277.

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Drainage

8125

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8010

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8130

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8155

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3 ROOM Paint Special! $299. Includes paints & labor. Great Scott Ptg. 604-807-3708

Interior Finishing Ltd

DVK PAINTING LTD. Call Dave Int/Ext. Res/Comm. Quality work. Great rates. WCB. 604-354-2930

8220

Plumbing

Anvil Plumbing & Heating Ltd.

• Licensed Plumber • Gas Fitter 24 Hour Emergency Service

15% off all plumbing & heating calls

604-782-4344

WESTMOR

Plumbing Ltd Res - Com Professional Service FLAT RATE 7 DAYS/WK

604-551-8531 Free Est Lic - Ins - Bonded

All types - Reroofs & Repairs Insured/WCB 778-288-8357

CHOOBWORK

Renovation & Remodelling Residntial & Commercial ❏ Bathroom ❏ Kitchen ❏ Basement Finishings ❏ Flooring ❏ Drywall Guar’d • Insured • Bonded Free Estimate • 604-377-2995 D & M RENOVATIONS, Flooring, tiling, finishing. Fully Insured. Top quality, quick work 604-724-3832 HANDYMAN, Reno’s, Carpentry, H/W Flrs, Home Repairs, etc. Rob 604-307-6715 (Bby/New West/Coq)

8250

Roofing

AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING LTD.

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673 ★ FREE TOWING ★ up to $500 CASH Today!

604-728-1965 John 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser

We also provide professional ‘Blown in Insulation’ FREE EST. NO HST!

ROOF NOW!

25 Years in Business 25 Years workmanship warranty A

604-984-9004 604-984-6560

8255

Rubbish Removal

604-RUBBISH 782-2474

* We Remove & Recycle Anything*

THE SCRAPPER SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

9160

E

Sports & Imports

1991 BMW 850I, exc body, clean, 67K, new tires & parts, Moving Must sell! $10,500, 604-728-7947

2006 LINCOLN Signature Series, MINT, 57k kms, loaded. $18,000. 604-535-8101 or 778-552-7388 2001 Chrysler Sebring Automatic 84,000 kms Excellent condition inside and out. Retired lady driven. $2,900 Call: (604) 987-3697

Free Est’s • Large or Small Jobs

10% OFF WITH THIS AD www.604rubbish.com

9145

Scrap Car Removal

RUBBISH REMOVAL Reasonable Rates, Free Est. Call Gary 604-897-3614

Quality Home Improvement ★ Stucco ★ All Kinds. No Job Too Big or Small. 604-725-8925

8309

2008 TOYOTA Yaris, 2dr, h/b, 5spd, p/s, p/b, t/w, 50,000K, $6,400 obo. 604 729-4299 2009 NISSAN Versa SL, 1 owner, 43,500 kms, gray, loaded, 4 dr h/b $11,995. 604-987-5243

9173 NO WHEELS, NO PROBLEM

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

8300

2007 TOYOTA Yaris, sedan, 4dr, 5 spd, fully loaded, 50,000K, $6,400 obo. 604 729-4299

NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? www.cheapautobody.ca 604-341-7738

DISPOSAL BINS: All bins are $149 + dump fees. 604-306-8599 www.disposalking.com

2001 FORD WINDSTAR, 4 dr, 7 pass, 84,000 kms, Like new, $4200 obo. Owner 604-525-9641

9515 #1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200

Vans

Boats

Aluminum Boat Wanted, 10, 12 or 14 ft, with or without motor or trailer. Will pay $. 604-319-5720

Tiling

Quality Home Improvements Install tiles, marble, granite, mosiac & stone. Guar. 604-725-8925

8315

Sell Your RV or Boat

Tree Services

$ BEST RATES $

Dangerous tree removal, pruning, topping, hedge trimming & stump grinding. Fully insured & WCB

Jerry 604-618-8585 Andrew 604-618-8585

A-1 TRI CRAFT TREE SERVICES (EST. 1986)

Urban Market: Suburban Market:

Treeworks 15 yrs exp. Tree/ Stump Removal, Prun’in & Trim’in & View Work 291-7778, 787-5915 www.treeworksonline.ca Wildwood Tree Services, Exp Hedge Trimming and Removal & Tree Pruning. Free Est. 604-893-5745

8335

Window Cleaning

BOB’S WINDOW Gets that Clean, Clear Shine No Drops, No Drips, No Streaks Right into the corners! Serving you for over 20 yrs. Also do Gutters 604 588-6938

25% Discount ON HOLIDAY HELPER ADS! Christmas ads are specially bannered off until Dec 25th! *Colour will be available in many publications!

New windshield, no accidents, air conditioning,tinted windows, sun roof, 4 door hatchback, red with tan leather & suede seats, AM/FM radio with CD and tape player, power windows & locks. Currently on new Pirelli winter tires, also comes with a set of Michelin all-seasons on polished aluminum wheels, new/unused snow chains. Excellent condition, kept on regular maintenance schedule, very clean, runs great, cheap on gas. $4500.

Roofing Experts 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank

“We Keep you Dry”

Don’t get caught by the rain!

Scrap Car Removal

604-615-8403

FROM DESIGN TO FINISH

PAINT CO.

604-724-3832

HEATING EXPERT!!! Boiler, Furnace, Fireplaces, Plumbing & Heating Repairs. 604-722-4322

Gary, 604-897-3614

Renovations & Home Improvement

TOTAL HOME RENOVATIONS

Christmas We do Flooring & Special Interior Finishing Free Est. - 15 Years Exp. Insured /WCB

9145

Domestic

15 Years Experience RE-ROOF & REPAIR SPECIALIST ~ No Job Too Small ~

AMBLESIDE ROOFING

PETKO the PLUMBER Cert. Res & Comm. All jobs & Renos’. Emergency 24/7 • Free Est. 604-468-3924 or 778-228-3924

STORMWORKS

8195 Stevie’s Handyman Services Big or Small, we do it ALL! Call Stevie • 778-997-0337

PLUMBERS

Water Lines (without digging) Sewer Lines (without digging) Install. Drain tiles. 604-294-5300

8240 BROTHERS MOVING & Delivery Local & Long Distance 604-720-0931 Best rate. bc.moving@gmail.com

9125

FRASERVIEW COAST TO COAST ROOFING LTD. ROOFING

www.crownroofgutters.ca

604-723-8434

FCE ELECTRIC • Construction • Renovations • Maintenance 604-861-2647

8087

Gutters

Drywall

PATCHING, TEXTURE / smooth ceilings, plaster walls. Small jobs. 25 years exp. Call 604-671-9901

8080

INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508

Roofing

AUTOMOTIVE

Limited Edition

www.affordablemoversbc.com

Golden Hardwood & Laminate Prof install, refinishing, sanding, and repairs. 778-858-7263 DALL’ANTONIA CONCRETE Friendly Family Run Business for over 40 years. 604-240-3408

8250

Seniors Discount

604-537-4140

604-376-7224 www.centuryhardwood.com

Plumbing

1, 3, 5, 7 or 10 Ton $ From

Hardwood Floor Refinishing Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

8220

AFFORDABLE MOVING

FREE ESTIMATES

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

Concrete

8185

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• 3 lines of text • 4 consecutive issues • add a photo for $10 • extra lines of text $9/line

* this offer is only valid for private party/non-business clients.

Book your ad today!

604-444-3000


A40 • Friday, December 16, 2011 • Burnaby NOW

WEEKLY SPECIALS 100% BC Owned and Operated Prices Effective December 15 to December 28, 2011.

We reserve the right to limit quantities. We reserve the right to correct printing errors.

Order locally raised JD Farms’ SPECIALTY turkeys through Choices’ Holiday Turkey Hotline. Between December 12 and 22 pre-order your turkey by calling 604-736-0086, 8:00am–4:30pm.

Grocery Department

Meat Department

Salt Spring Organic Fair Trade Coffee

Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate Bars

select varieties

11.49

Table Carrots from Fountainview Farm

J.D. Farms Grade A Specialty Turkeys

3.99lb/ 8.80kg

assorted varieties

2/5.00

400g • product of B.C.

Produce Department WOW!

Lillooet Grown, Certified Organic

4.98

PRICING

100g • product of Italy

Maple Hill Medium Free Range Eggs

3.99

assorted varieties

WOW!

assorted varieties

3.99

Look for holiday flavours.

Stahlbush Island Farms Frozen Vegetables assorted varieties

WOW!

3/6.99

PRICING

4/5.00

300-400g • product of USA

Tofurky Vegetarian Feast

assorted varieties

PRICING

Specialty Stuffed Turkey Breasts, Specialty Turkey or Miso Gravy, Bread Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, Roasted Winter Root Vegetables, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Grab & Go Specialty Turkey Meals

1 L • product of Canada

1.99

from

2.99

2.99

13.99

155-198g • product of USA

+ dep. + eco fee

Dairyland Egg Nog

Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce

regular or light

whole or jellied

2.39

1.99

1 L • product of Canada

Blue Diamond Nut Thins

Mountain Pride Ice Cream

assorted varieties

assorted varieties

2/4.00

4.99

120.5g • product of USA

10% off

500g

454g

Rice Bakery

348ml

regular retail price

Health Care Department Trophic Methyl Vitamin B12 with Folic Acid

WOW!

PRICING

Supports the nervous system, boosts energy and promotes a healthy cardiovascular system by helping to control homocysteine levels.

8.99

90 tabs

Wild Rose Herbal D-Tox Uniquely designed to support cleansing and elimination while enhancing all aspects of metabolism.

Rice Butter or Mince Tarts and Pecan Squares

1.00 off

31.99

regular retail price

1.89L • product of Canada

5lb

bins only

Christmas Stollen

750ml • product of USA

7.98

Brookside Milk or Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds

Organic Country WOW! French Bread PRICING

R.W. Knudsen Sparkling Apple, Pear, or Cranberry Beverages

Certified Organic, California Grown

Bulk Department

Bakery Department

1.6kg product of USA

3lb Bag

Satsuma Mandarins from Johanssen Ranch

WOW!

18.99

19.99

assorted varieties

3.98

All that you need for Christmas Dinner

3/6.00

18-20 count • product of USA

Barbara’s Bakery Cheese Puffs

B.C. Grown, Certified Organic

250-320g product of Canada

assorted varieties

Uncle Luke’s Organic Maple Syrup

2.99lb/ 6.59kg

German Butter Nugget Potatoes from Across the Creek Organics

Deli Department

Old Dutch Restaurante Tortilla Chips

454g • product of Canada

Stash Teas

PRICING

220g • product of USA

Salted or Unsalted

PRICING

WOW!

2/4.00

1 dozen product of Canada

Fraser Valley Butter

Farmcrest Never Frozen Roasting Chickens

Kettle Brand Potato Chips

5lb Bag

1 kit

Just in time for the Holidays.

WOW! PRICING

Treat your friends and relatives to something different for your Holiday dinner. Orders must be placed 7 days prior to pick up through your Meat Department.

WOW!

Look for our

Special Order Your TURDUCKEN – Turkey, Duck and Chicken Roast.

PRICING

choicesmarkets.com/locations Kitsilano

Cambie

Kerrisdale

Yaletown

2627 W. 16th Ave. Vancouver 604.736.0009

3493 Cambie St. Vancouver 604.875.0099

1888 W. 57th Ave. Vancouver 604.263.4600

1202 Richards St. Vancouver 604.633.2392

Choices in the Park 6855 Station Hill Dr. Burnaby 604.522.6441

Rice Bakery

South Surrey

2595 W. 16th Ave. Vancouver 604.736.0301

3248 King George Blvd. South Surrey 604.541.3902

Choices at the Crest 8683 10th Ave. Burnaby 604.522.0936

Kelowna 1937 Harvey Ave. Kelowna 250.862.4864


Burnaby Now December 16 2011  

Burnaby Now December 16 2011

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