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Can Clark help save the Legion? City council asks Premier to give tax relief to B.C. Legions Janaya Fuller-Evans

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Burnaby city council is putting forward a plea to Premier Christy Clark, asking the provincial government provide tax relief for the Royal Canadian Legions in B.C. The request comes after the president of Legion Branch No. 148 in Burnaby Heights came to the May 9 council meeting, pleading with the city for full tax relief. The Legion has paid the city $240,000 in taxes and utilities since 2006, according to president Dave Taylor, and may well have to close down if tax costs can’t be cut. Taylor also submitted a petition with 326 signatures, plus 164 letters of support, to the city. “Our Legions as a whole are having trouble maintaining their positions in the community,” Taylor said at the May 9 meeting. “We stand out and require your support.” He pointed out that he had come to council five years before, at the start of his tenure as president, and asked for help then. “I foresaw what was going to happen,” he said. Since then, the Legion has also lost $70,000 in revenue, according to Taylor. If the Legion had received a full tax exemption at the time, he added, it would be in good condition today. Currently, the Legion receives permissive tax exemption for its community space, but not its canteen. The city’s finance and civic development committee recommended council write to the premier and the minister for community, sport and cultural development, Ida Chong, about the issue. Legion Page 4

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Gondola heats up – parties clam up Janaya Fuller-Evans staff reporter

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the NOW to TransLink regarding any questions on Monday. When asked again for an interview with Harris to get the trust’s perspective on how the project is going thus far, Waring again redirected the NOW to TransLink. “As anticipated, TransLink has completed the first round of public consultations and is completing the business case,” Waring wrote in an email. “We will defer

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Father pleads for info on anniversary Bryan Braumberger went missing on June 1, 2007, and his Burnaby family continues to hold onto hope that he may return home safe Alfie Lau

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June 1 is a day Ron Braumberger doesn’t celebrate. On that day in 2007, Ron’s 18-year-old son, Bryan Braumberger, disappeared, seemingly without a trace. Bryan had left a friend’s place in New Westminster, but he never returned to his Cariboo Heights home. His abandoned car was found in the parking lot of the George Derby Centre and despite a fouryear-long hunt for Bryan, the family is no closer to finding out what happened to Bryan. “In the last year, there has not been one single thing new,” said Ron. “We haven’t had any new tips. We’re in the same spot for the past four years, nothing has changed.” Ron, wife Janice and Bryan’s older brother Trevor are still holding out hope that Bryan will return home safe. “As it goes on, I actually have more hope that we’re going to get some sort of outcome,” said Ron. “The hope is still there, that’s he’s out there.” Ron admitted the last year hasn’t been a good one for his family, but the family continues to hold out hope for Bryan’s safe return. “You wake up with it every morning, you carry it with you all day long and you go to sleep with it,” said Ron. Ron said Trevor doesn’t show his emotions, but he knows it can’t be easy for

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Keeping hope alive: Ron Braumberger, seen here in a 2010 photo, still holds out hope that his son Bryan will be found safe and sound. Bryan disappeared four years ago after leaving a friend’s place in New Westminster. His abandoned car was found in the parking lot of the George Derby Centre, not far from the Braumberger family home in Cariboo Heights. Trevor not to know what happened to his little brother. Today (June 1), Ron expects to spend the morning doing various media interviews before taking some time with his wife and going for a long walk around a local lake. A reward of $30,000 for information

resulting in the safe return of Bryan, together with the arrest, charge and conviction of the person/persons responsible for his disappearance, has gone unclaimed. “The reward is still there,” said Ron. “June 1 is always a very emotional day for us. We want to know what happened

to Bryan.” If you have information regarding the disappearance of Bryan Braumberger, please call the IHIT tip line at 1-877551-IHIT (4448). If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Canucks Cup run a boon for pubs Andrew Fleming staff reporter

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“It’s been crazy busy in here lately,” said Ashley McSherry-Garcha, a server at the Dublin Castle Irish Sports Grill last week when this reporter stopped in Sunday for Game 4 against the Sharks. “I’ve only been here for a little over a week, but I’m amazed at how packed it’s been. Even the Boston/Tampa games are bringing a lot of people in.” Management at the new Sapperton pub is sweetening the pot by raffling off a 60 inch flatscreen TV on the day the Lord Stanley’s mug is won, but it doesn’t seem like some people are looking for excuses to head to their neighbourhood watering hole to catch the action.

“I can’t exactly afford to go see them at (Roger’s Arena) and it’s no fun to watch games alone at home, so I figure this is a pretty good spot,” said Kyle McDougall, a retired steelworker, while enjoying a pint at the Lougheed Village Inn Pub. “I’d rather stimulate the economy by spending my money locally than waste eight bucks for a watery beer with the money going right into the Canucks’ owners pocket. Plus there are no windows here, so it’s the best spot to watch an afternoon game and not be reminded how nice it is outside.” However, a server at 57 Below said that, although her tips have gone up dramatically in recent weeks, she expects there

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will be a hangover to suffer when the party stops. “Sure it’s great right now, but what’s it going to be like when everyone is flat broke again afterward,” said the woman, who didn’t want her name to be used. “The service industry and all the restaurants that were getting killed by the HST and the brutal new drinking and driving laws won’t be magically saved by the Canucks winning the Stanley Cup.” Dave Whitworth, general manager of the Joey Burnaby outlet off the Lougheed Highway, said he finds profits from game

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Legion: Council asks province to help out struggling groups continued from page 1

Currently, about half of the 157 Legions in B.C. receive full tax exemptions in, with many others receiving partial breaks in other communities, according to the committee’s report. Legions have been hit hard by decreased membership levels and a limited public relations plan. “In British Columbia, the clubs face an additional economic burden that many of their national counterparts do not – property taxes,” the report stated. Mayor Derek Corrigan addressed Taylor at the meeting, pointing out that property tax revenues from the Legions go to worthwhile projects, such as the South Burnaby Housing Project, initiated by Legion Branch

No. 83, with 70 units for veterans and seniors. The only part of the Legion which is not tax exempt is the canteen, Corrigan added, and it would be difficult to provide that tax exemption as it would give the Legion an unfair advantage when competing with local bars. It would also open the door to other organizations that want property tax exemption in Burnaby, he added. Councillors weighed in on the matter, with Coun. Nick Volkow – who is a lapsed member of the Heights Legion – saying it is a complex issue. City staff is looking into the issue and is expected to get back to council with more information.

Canucks: Crowds are ‘fun, rowdy’ continued from page 3

nights ultimately balance out with slower nights. “I can tell you that it would enhance sales Sunday through Wednesday, and it likely has the opposite effect Thursday, Friday and Saturday,” said Whitworth. “People get here an hour prior to the game to secure seating, and they operate within whatever budget they have, so they’ll be here for maybe a four- or five-hour stay as opposed to a 90 minute turnover.” While it may not affect the business’s

bottom line as much as people might imagine, he said he certainly has no complaints. “It creates a real fun, happy, rowdy crowd, and there’s just a lot more excitement around this year’s run compared to last year, especially with us finishing first in the league “ said Whitworth. “The girls all wear Canucks uniforms and accessories. We also issue Canucks towels to wave, although they quickly seem to go missing and we may run out before it’s all over.”


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Is a teachers’ strike looming? Jennifer Moreau staff reporter

The provincial teachers’ union is threatening to strike if collective bargaining talks don’t move forward, but teachers will still be in their classrooms. “If we need to take this action in the fall, we will begin by focusing on the central and joyful work of our profession – teaching our students,”

said B.C. Teachers’ Federation president Susan Lambert in a press release. “Parents may not even notice much of a change as teachers intend to continue serving our students in the classroom and communicating with parents about their progress. However, we will not be doing administrative work or attending meetings with management.” Negotiations with newly appoint-

ed Education Minister George Abbott began in March, but the union says progress has been limited. The teachers’ federation wants many things but is prioritizing improved benefits, a return to local bargaining (through each school district) and improved classroom sizes and caseloads. If the union takes a strike vote, it will be between June 24 and 28.

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There’s a silver lining to this big rain cloud

The relatively cold spring has everywhere it belongs – or at least where we’d body talking about the weather. all like it to hang back so it can melt And all these decades after Mark slowly and feed the Fraser River in bits Twain’s famous admonition, there’s still and spurts. nobody doing anything about it. The alternative could put us where the On the other hand, maybe folks on the Assiniboine River that’s not such a bad thing. were – stressing over every inch After all, the unusually cool that the water rises towards Burnaby NOW spring may be a bane for garthe tops of levies and dikes. Or deners and those who like to get out of watching the water inundate their farms their winter habits and into the outdoors, through a controlled breach – a break crebut it is part of what’s keeping last winated in hopes of staving off worse disaster’s unusually large snow pack upriver ter downstream – and wondering if and


how much government compensation might be coming to stave off personal disaster. Those of us who live along the Fraser River need to be aware of the mixed blessings that the waterway offers. The old-timers who remember 1948 really aren’t that old. And the impressive results of the even greater flood of 1896 are awesome where they still are evident – for instance, the displacement of a mile of McMillan Island near Chilliwack, shifting the

main course of the Fraser to the Maple Ridge side of the river and narrowing the Bedford Channel on the Langley side to a relative trickle. That’s the power of unchecked snow melt cascading down from the Interior. It’s what’s wreaking havoc in Manitoba and Alabama, and has in our own province at Prince George. Perhaps we ought to be thankful for our unseasonably cool spring. And thankful nobody has to be doing anything about it.

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minister (Mary McNeill) and, oon after Christy Clark perhaps more importantly, a was sworn in as premier, new deputy minister (Stephen I offered her some advice Browne). The moves have been in this column about changing hailed by Turpel-Lafond and by some policies that proved controversial under her predecessor. Ted Hughes, the former deputy attorney-general who reviewed I don’t believe for a moment the province’s child prothat any premier foltection system. Grade: lows my advice, of A course, but I thought Keith Baldrey ◆ 5. Restore all the gamit might be interesting grants to charities and noning to see if Clark has agreed with any part of my “top 10” list profit organizations. This was one of the dumbest cost-cutting and grade her accordingly: measures of the Campbell gov◆ 1. Raise the minimum wage. ernment, and Clark has partially Well, this was one of her first decisions soon after taking office undone much of it. Many, but by no means all, of those organizaand the first indication she was prepared to do things differently tions are getting their grants. Grade: B than Gordon Campbell. Grade: ◆ 6. Mend the relationship with A B.C.’s teachers. An early sign ◆ 2. Review the province’s that things were turning around energy policy and B.C. Hydro’s proposed massive rate hikes. She on this issue was the attendance at the annual convention of has ordered a review of those the B.C. Teachers’ Federation rate hikes, but that’s the extent of Education Minister George of any action on the energy file. Abbott, who became the first Still, if a review means lower education minister of the B.C. rate hikes that will be a good Liberal government to attend thing. Grade: C+ that gathering. ◆ 3. Review the legal bills arisThe government also declined ing from the B.C. Rail trial of to appeal a court ruling striking two former political aides. She’s down its law on class sizes. A met this one halfway by namgood start, but still not enough ing University of B.C. president to suggest successful contract Stanley Toope to review the negotiations with the BCTF are policy of paying legal bills of possible. Grade: C+ civil servants. Grade: C+ ◆ 7. Change the funding formu◆ 4. Repair the relationship la for K-12 education. No change with Children’s Representative here, although that court deciMary Ellen Turpel-Lafond. sion on class sizes could have an Major strides have been made Clark Page 7 here, as Clark appointed a new


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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Objections not based on bigotry Dear Editor:

It seems to me to be quite obvious that the policy of this paper (not the editor) is to promote the 5.45 policy put forward by the Burnaby school board by attempting to make those against that policy to be seen as intolerant bigots. Dare they deny this by showing how many letters for and against they have actually received? Of course many of those who are opposed are of a traditional culture that believes in ancient verities. These people, despite being here for 40 years, because of that conservatism, are least likely to have the English skills to express their opinions. The media and those politicians who are promot-

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ing this (you know who you are) are terrified of making this into a racist matter, for fear of showing their own biases and of losing at the next school board elections and (dare we say it?) provincial elections. Joanne Tansey of Vancouver has suggested that those who are opposed to this move because of their religious beliefs and who feel bullied because of them, are holding bigoted beliefs and says “Boo hoo. I don’t care.” (No pity for bullied bigots, Letters to the editor, Burnaby NOW, May 25.) Every major religion in the world has held this kind of behaviour to be inappropriate to teach to children as being acceptable conduct. In fact, the feminist and outspoken writer and lesbian Camille

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR ‘It’s not simple bigotry’ continued from page 6

Paglia has this to say about the rancour caused by its promotion: “but the objections of conservative Christians ministers, who believe in the Bible, are well founded. People on the left have got to accept that it’s not simple bigotry that causes this kind of element in popular culture.” And Leo Abse, a British lawyer who was instrumental in getting homosexuality taken out of the criminal designation (and rightfully so) noted that his practice as a lawyer gave him an unsentimental attitude to delinquency and its regular derivation from psychosexual hang-ups. He maintains that to declare homosexuality merely a matter of preference is sentimental humbug (what should not be a crime, is not thereby a virtue). Therefore to declare sodomy as sinful is hardly discriminatory to those who believe that the procreation of mankind is the only acceptable form fitting for the protections given by matrimony (holy or civil). Larry Bennett, Burnaby

Object to new policy? Choose a private school Dear Editor:

Re: Policy still drawing opposition, Burnaby NOW, May 27. The group who opposes public schools

being a safe place for all students has other options if they are worried that accepting and acknowledging that there already are gay, straight, lesbian and transgendered individuals in our society (including our schools) will somehow contaminate their children. If they prefer, public money heavily funds private schools catering to most major religions, wherein one does not need to worry about students becoming friends with individuals who are of a different faith than your own nor in most cases to students other than those openly heterosexual. It is up to parents to teach the importance of their religion and traditions, their own focus on the relative importance of athletics, academics, the arts, and even if one should be accepting or hateful towards those who are different from themselves as per their own beliefs. Meanwhile, public schools are wonderful for teaching students about the world they will live in, and the difference they can make, in part by the diversity of student and staff in the school. If two “straight” students hold hands in the hallway, they are not forcing their sexuality on anyone. If two gay students smile at each other they are not inviting a beating, they are all just students being who they are. Kids who feel alone, unacknowledged and unaccepted are more prone to suicide – this policy is needed, and it is a matter of life and death.

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here, hoping to minimize ferry fare hikes as an election issue. At the end of the process, she’ll have to increase the government’s ferry subsidy anyway. Grade: C+ It’s interesting to note that all 10 of my suggestions could probably be found in an NDP campaign platform (indeed, my column was “retweeted” by an NDP MLA at the time) and Clark has adopted most of them to some degree, demonstrating there is indeed a new sheriff in town who is substantially different than the previous one. It should also be noted that Clark adopted some advice I humbly wrote in this space a couple of weeks back: she has proposed to chop the rate of the HST by two points,

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as well as offer more HST rebates (she calls them “transition cheques”) to more British Columbians. I suggested taking those actions were the only things that could give the HST a fighting chance to pass muster in the upcoming referendum. Indeed, an Ipsos-Reid poll taken for Global News shows support for the tax is now in a dead heat with the opposition to it. Just a few months back, it seemed inconceivable that voters would warm up to the HST (when it was first introduced, polls indicated opposition to it was running about 91). But, way back then, it seemed inconceivable that Christy Clark would be the next premier of B.C. Keith Baldrey is chief political correspondent for Global B.C.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR So, like, why does Forest Grove and Ash Grove get to be the lucky winner of a new gondola flying overhead? And new towers that will have a big footprint all the way up Burnaby Mountain? Doesn’t TransLink have enough major projects on its plate that are desperately needed like the Evergreen Line, a new Pattullo Bridge and a third SeaBus before wasting valuable resources on a frilly project like a gondola? Already, that’s a few billion bucks, but improvements that are needed and worth paying a gas tax for. Yet TransLink wants a gondola for a mountaintop that is dead for four months during the summer semester, dead on weekends, dead on holidays, not just dead at Christmas but closed, and dead after 6 p.m. Sorry, can’t see the need to contribute gas tax money toward it. And I went to an information meeting! Ben Griffin, Burnaby

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Stowaway marmot returned to the wild

Jennifer Moreau staff reporter

A stowaway marmot who hitched a ride from Kamloops to Burnaby has been released in the Hope Slide area after a stay at the Wildlife Rescue Association of B.C. The furry mammal apparently hopped on an oil rig en route to the Lower Mainland a couple of weeks ago. When the truck stopped in Burnaby, the marmot escaped, was captured and brought to the association’s wildlife rehabilitation centre. Public pleas for a ride home garnered countless calls. “We did get lots and lots of feedback from the public, and we think we have a lot of new transport volunteers,” said the association’s Yolanda Brooks. “The phone was basically ringing for two days.” Despite the numerous offers, an Environment Ministry officer decided to take the critter to Kamloops because they also had a marmot that needed to be returned to the Interior. But that attempt was thwarted on Monday when construc-

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Four hopefuls in NDP race Parks, rec fees

Burnaby North NDP constituency chooses its new candidate June 21 Jennifer Moreau staff reporter

Four New Democrat hopefuls have put their names forward in the race to represent Burnaby North in the event of a fall provincial election. “There has been a lot of suggestion by (premier) Christy Clark that there will be an election in the fall, so our constituency association felt it would be good to have a candidate in place before the summer,” said David Handelman, president of the NDP’s Burnaby North constituency association. Local resident Mondee Redman is in the race again. She is a former school trustee who now sits on the board of the Burnaby Public Library and is a trea-

surer with the Swedish-Canadian Robinson has also thrown her hat Rest Home Association. She ran in in the ring. Ayesha Haider is a local the last election, but lost by 548 votes resident and parent who’s active in to Liberal Richard Lee, who has held school councils. the seat since 2001. “As a frontline worker and wit“After the HST, we were every ness to the effects that Liberal policy close last time and the result will has had in this community, it was be different this time,” she only a matter of time before said. I ran for public office,” she Janet Routledge is anothsaid. er hopeful. Jordan Parente is also She said she’s been running. involved in social justice He’s a City of Vancouver movements most of her life employee who’s been active and led the anti-HST camwith Vision Vancouver paign in Burnaby. and the NDP. He ran in “I am running because I for Vancouver False Creek can win, but I also want to in the 2009 provincial elecwin in a way that changes Monde Redman tion. the way we do politics in In NDP race The NDP has vetted Burnaby North,” she said. and approved all four Routledge handles employment candidates. Burnaby North’s New insurance appeals and is a past Democrats decide who will run in director of political action at the B.C. their name on June 21, but there is Federation of Labour. no date set for the next provincial A longtime constituency assistant election. to former MPs Bill Siksay and Svend

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The majority of parks and recreation fees in Burnaby are set to increase by three per cent in September, according to a report from the parks, recreation and cultural services department. The increases were approved by Burnaby council at Monday night’s meeting. Fees increasing above the three per cent mark include: artificial turf field fees; Swangard Stadium daily events; special events; beer gardens; boot camps; commercial filming; private ice rentals; lacrosse rentals; some preschool programs; tai chi; seniors’ dance, craft and fitness; table tennis; adaptive fitness programs; seniors membership card; and higher levels of aquatics programs. The fees that increase above three per cent were adjusted as they were no longer in the mid-market cost range, according to the report. New fees were brought forwards on filming in parking lots; outdoor pools used by swim clubs; javelin throwing at Swangard Stadium; and corporate picnics at the Burnaby Village Museum. The rates will be advertised in the fall and winter leisure guide put out by the city.

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to TransLink to comment on the progress.” According to Ken Hardie, spokesperson for TransLink, the response from the public consultations was mixed. Those who would be using the system were interested and thought it was innovative, he said, but some residents of Forest Grove were not happy about a gondola going over their property. Members of Pine Ridge Heights Co-op told the Vancouver Sun two weeks ago that they were concerned about having tramlines overhead, and property values dropping.

Feedback is still being collected until June 30, Hardie said, so there isn’t a decision on whether or not to go ahead at this point. “There is a strong business case – that hasn’t changed,” he said, adding it still needs to be determined whether the cost of the gondola system would be worthwhile compared with the current transit buses running up the mountain. The cost of the proposed budget for the project increased from $69 million – which was indicated by the initial feasibility study conducted by the Community Trust years ago – to $120 million. The new amount is a much more realis-

tic and current assessment, he added. A three-rope gondola system – like the Peak 2 Peak gondola on Whistler Mountain – was the one recommended by the business case study. The recommended route was the one that would run from Production Way SkyTrain Station to the campus. The gondola would run about 40 metres above the ground and tree canopy, over the Forest Grove neighbourhood, according to TransLink. The line would consist of five towers, up to 70 metres high, to support the cables. Tower locations have not yet been determined.

TransLink began meeting with stakeholders in the area last fall, and awarded the business case study to consulting firm CH2M Hill last winter. At this time, approximately 25,000 transit users go up Burnaby Mountain daily, according to TransLink’s data, with that number expected to increase to 40,000 by 2030. The gondola could possibly transport 3,000 or more people per hour, in half the time of the current bus trips, TransLink’s backgrounder on the project stated. The deadline for feedback is June 30. More information and feedback forms are available at

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SECTION COORDINATOR Jennifer Moreau, 604-444-3021

Reporter reads like an open book The Burnaby NOW’s Jennifer Moreau had a chance to be a live book in Moscrop Secondary’s Human Library in April. The project is designed to undermine stereotypes and reduce prejudice. Here’s how the day went, from a book’s perspective.

◆ hen I was invited to be a book in the Human Library at Moscrop, I was a bit wary. I’d written about the project before, where human “books” open themselves to prying and sometimes uncomfortable questions from students. The idea is to undermine prejudices by putting a human face to a stereotype. ON MY BEAT But what were the Jennifer Moreau stereotypes for reporters? I could only imagine the worst. I agreed anyway and asked to be billed as a feminist, too. That would bring up more preconceptions than reporting, I thought.


Getting ready:

We, the books, are called to Moscrop for a briefing before the big day. There are some familiar faces, many of whom have appeared in our newspaper. Local MLA Kathy Corrigan was billed as a “deskthumping politician” – a title I’m told she chose. Former New Westminster MLA Chuck Puchmayr is listed as a liver transplant recipient, blues musician, philanthropist farmer, provincial politician, high school dropout and homeless teenager – who knew? James Sanyshyn from the Burnaby Teachers’ Association was titled gay teacher and union leader. Former Burnaby school trustee Marilyn Rushton, was listed as blind from birth, a teacher and musician. Other titles included: transgendered, ex-gang member, refugee, lesbian mother, ex-convict and “omnisexual” – someone who is basically attracted to everyone regardless of gender or orientation. My favourite title was the multi-faceted Preston Parsons: gay, lawyer, farmer, figure skater. The books are given a preamble to the project. The Human Library concept started in Denmark, with an anti-violence youth group that formed after one of the members’ friends survived a brutal stabbing. In 2000, they came up with the Human Library as a way to celebrate diversity, encourage understanding and promote respect. Since then, the concept has spread to colleges, libraries and festivals around the world. Moscrop was the first high school in North America to host a human library, and this is the third year they’ve done it. Burnaby Central has followed suit and held one on May 12. The library will run all day. About 300 students have signed up and are very excited. “They love this event,” says one of the organizing teachers. “They eat it up.” We’re told to brace for questions, chaos and emotional upheaval. Many tears have been shed during this project, from books

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The bookish type: Burnaby NOW reporter Jennifer Moreau (left) talks to Moscrop students Bahar Vaghari, Olga Mavritsakis and Zoya Matheos-Fairey during a Human Library day. and readers alike. Kleenexes will be provided. The students, we’re told, go through a preparatory lesson beforehand, brainstorming stereotypes and choosing which titles they want to check out. “They’ll be encouraged to ask questions that are not polite,” the teacher says. We’re also given advice on how to be good books: be yourself, be honest and listen carefully. Bring props, statistics and factoids about your title. (For example: Did you know that when it comes to public trust, journalists rank lower than used-car salesmen? We also rank close to firefighters when it comes to sexiest profession.) We’re not supposed to give advice, and if students disclose something personal, like abuse, we tell the teachers so they can get proper help. Books have rights, too. Readers must return us in the same mental and physical condition as borrowed. They are not allowed to tear or bend our pages or spill food and drink on us.

The library opens

We, the books, arrive early and get blue T-shirts to identify ourselves. Each book gets his or her own table. Students start filing into the library as books sit at attention, waiting for their readers. My first reader is a Grade 10 boy mostly interested in photography. More kids join the table and ask about journalism, writing, my salary (I think they were disappointed), and the most intense story I have ever covered. (For the answer to this, see my blog, as it’s a lengthy and heart-

wrenching tale.) I talk about some of the behind-the-scenes drama at the Burnaby NOW. They seem to enjoy the tale of how I received a lawyer’s letter for trespassing on CP Railway property while mucking about in the woods, trying to get a photo of the oil leak at the Chevron refinery. The question session lasts about halfan-hour, and the next group comes in. Most of the students want to know what it’s like to be a reporter, so I gently fish for stereotypes they have, since that’s the whole point of this project. They conjure up images of the 1940s, fedora-sporting variety, pounding away on an antique typewriter. But what about ruthless? Pushy? Gossipy? (There’s some truth to those, but I digress.) All I get are shrugs and laughs. We break for lunch, and I chat with Chuck Puchmayr and Jane Bouey, a Vancouver school trustee billed as a queer school trustee, parent of a child with special needs and a high school dropout. (We’re all a bit complicated.) The bell rings, and we return to our posts as more students filter in. (Later I’m told students gathered at the door, begging to be let in but were turned away because their teachers hadn’t signed them up, and the library was fully booked.) One student asks some hard questions about censorship and bias. I explain that I don’t believe there is such thing as absolute objectivity, but we do our best to make the story fair and balanced. Four guys ask me about feminism, politely wondering if I’m an aggressive, man-hating lesbian. I tell them feminists have all kinds of sexual orientations and simply want equality with men. When

anyone asks what I do that qualifies me as a feminist, I tell them about the eight years I spent volunteering with a rape crisis line and transition house, counselling women, and going with them to the police, hospitals and courts.

Wrapping up

By the end of the day, this book is utterly exhausted. I finally get a chance to chat with best-selling title Jim Mandelin, who helps me unravel some of my own stereotypes. Jim is listed as an ex-convict, ex-gang member, sexual abuse survivor, recovered drug addict, former alcoholic, the son of a Ku Klux Klan member, a Saami (an indigenous group from Northern Europe) and a bullied child who grew up to be a bully. He’s done the library before and is well-known on the high school speakers’ circuit for his presentations on violence and staying away from gangs. In the library, his table is continuously busy, often over capacity, as students hang on his every word. There’s something about his extreme openness that inspires the same in others, and it’s easy to see why kids often reveal their own tales of abuse to Jim. When I ask about the toughest question he faced, Jim takes a long pause, looks me in the eye and says: “One young girl asked me: ‘How come your dad didn’t love you?’ That’s a very complex question. I told her we didn’t have time to answer it, but the short version was because he wasn’t loved.” Jim then explains his father’s approach to parenting to give me an idea of his childhood. Human Library Page 12

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Human Library: Lives impacted by discussions “Gotta make you tough, gotta be a man. So he punched me in the head, knocked me down. ‘Get up! Get up!’ “ he says in a hoarse voice, mimicking his father’s commands. “So, I have to figure out what he wants. After halfa-dozen, seven, eight punches in the head, knocking me down, I figured it out. So, I stood there, and I braced myself, and he punched me in the head, and he didn’t knock me down, and I didn’t cry. He puts his arm around me and says, ‘That’s my boy.’ That’s the environment I grew up in.”

You can see the little boy behind the years of violent street life and drugs. That’s the magic of the library. You take this ex-con, a former gang member, and show the world his humanity, while enriching your own. Jim doesn’t think twice about opening the pages of his troubled past. “I will participate in anything that breaks down stereotypes,” he says. “I have schools that tell me they don’t want my kinds there. Why? What kind am I?” The books gather in a circle to

debrief from a rather emotional and powerful day. I think how strange it feels to be read while I’m usually the one asking questions.


A while later, I receive an envelope in the mail with a note to all the books. It says lives have been and will continue to be impacted by the discussions we had that day. Indeed they have, this book included. For more on this story, go to Jennifer Moreau’s blog, Community Conversations, at

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t was a family reunion that started Jeff Chiba down a path that would lead to a documentary film. Chiba, a half JapaneseCanadian filmmaker, realized at a family reunion that everyone in his family had married interracially after his grandparents’ generation. A press release from Burnaby’s Nikkei Centre notes that what arose out of that realization was One Big Hapa Family – a feature-length live-action and animated documentary that explores why so many Japanese-Canadians are marrying interracially and how their children perceive their multiracial identities. The documentary is being screened at the National Nikkei Museum and Heritage Centre on Saturday, June 4 at 2 p.m. It’s free for members and $5 for non-members, and a question-and-answer session will follow. The Nikkei Centre is at 6688 Southoaks Cres. See or call 604-777-7000.

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has been working ever since to keep his legacy of artwork alive. (The photo here, by the way, was taken in the spring of 2010, when Anna brought forward another sculpture of her former husband’s, called Cantata of Thanksgiving. She had by then moved to New Westminster.) This week, there will be a special evening of commemoration tonight (Wednesday, June 1) at 6:30 p.m. at the Centennial Theatre lobby in North Vancouver. Refreshments will be provided, and admission is free. The celebration is sponsored by the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland. The evening will also feature the launch of his new website, www. ryszardwojciechowski. com. Do you have an item for Lively City? Send arts and entertainment ideas to Julie, jmaclellan@burnabynow. com.

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Hats Off Day is time well spent by Michael Chang

The Heights Contributor

Hours tick by and years speedily chug along. We always try to flip the hourglass, but time is as slippery and elusive as the grains of sand that fall through the narrow neck. With the notion of time ever speeding up with our modern society, sometimes we forget what is most important to us: Our family and friends. So what better way to spend quality time with them than on Hats Off Day, Burnaby’s biggest and favourite festival, happening on Saturday June 4 from 9

a.m. to 3 p.m. This year we’re celebrating children and the kids in all of us, and there is sure to be something for the whole family to enjoy. Take a ride on the Chevron Express, a train that will take you from one exciting destination to the next along Hastings Street. Starting at the Show & Shine, get your engines revving with a classic and custom car show before chugging along the main stage to watch performances by Bobby Loonie Magician and Purple Pirate. Then listen to the velvety smooth voice of Burnaby’s own Stephen Scaccia. Continuing on, your senses will be heightened

by the sights, sounds and aromas of street performers, music and merchant specialty cuisine. Have your breath taken away by a stunning aerial performance by the Vancouver Circus School and rock out to the tunes of Rainshadow and the Centaurs, known as “The Beatles of Canada” in the 60s and 70s. Hats Off Day is fun for all ages, so bring your family and friends out to enjoy all the event has to offer and rediscover the kid inside you. Michael Chang is the Marketing & Events Assistant at the Heights Merchants Association.

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Bringing out the kid in us by Ashley Owens

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Residents and visitors to the Heights are about to have an opportunity to discover the kid in themselves. This is the theme of the upcoming Hats Off Day parade that will take place on June 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festivities – including cotton candy, balloons and stickers to maintain the child-like theme – will be ongoing along

Third-time returning volunteer Simone Callahan comes a long way from home to help out with Hats Off. She lives in Australia, but in the last few years she has called Vancouver home for six months a year to be with her Canadian boyfriend. “There’s similar events in my hometown,” she said. “Obviously it

Kaitlyn Maier enjoys a tasty treat at last year’s parade. PHOTO: JASON LANG

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works and people look forward to it.” Callahan is the display coordinator for the event, dealing with non-profit organizations, schools, places of worship and other organizations that set up booths on Hastings. She said there are more than 30 groups, many of which seem to have very interactive activities planned. “It’s a great way to showcase the area,” she said.






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HATS OFF SHOWS OFF HEIGHTS ... Continued from page 17 Singing, street hockey, bands and possibly some celebrity athletes will be found at this year’s festival, drawing in people of all ages. Hats Off Day is a family-friendly annual event that attendees and volunteers look forward to each year. “Volunteers keep returning. They’re obviously passionate about the community.” Callahan noted that those who attended last year’s parade were in great spirits because of the amazing weather. But while recent weather conditions have been unpredictable, this year’s Hats Off has something others have not. It falls on the day of game two of the Stanley Cup final. “People may come out early and go home to get ready to cheer them on,” Callahan said. But for those hoping to stay in the area to watch, there are places such as X-Site Grill and Bistro, Old Admiral Pub and Oscar’s Pub lining Hastings Street.

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Heights Merchants prepare for parade by Ashley Owens The Heights Reporter

With the curling season over and lawn bowling awaiting some nice weather, On The Rocks Curling Store owner Mabel Wisniewski has enjoyed filling some of her spare time with planning the much anticipated Hats Off Day in the Heights. She has been co-chair of Hats Off Day for two years, a title she maintains along with that of past president of the Heights

Merchants Association. As co-chair, Wisniewski assists the parade coordinator and dedicates her time to the annual festival. Wisniewski said it is hard to balance her time when Hats Off Day hits. “I try to get out of my business if I can to mingle with the general public and thank the other volunteers,” she said. “When you’re a one-person business, it’s hard to get away.” This year, she is excited about the youth-

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Ahoy there! The Westminster Shrine Club in last year’s parade. PHOTO: JASON LANG

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SMILES ARE THE REWARD ... Continued from page 19 inspired theme, stating that it was important to honour the children. As part of this theme, there will be many youth dancers and other performers. And all of the hard work that goes into the festival is definitely worth it for this volunteer, who said that many who attend end up coming year after year. For first-timers, they get a chance to really see the Heights and the community that comes together to celebrate Hats Off. “Seeing the success of it, the smiling faces, is the most rewarding part,” said Wisniewski. “It’s like Christmas – there’s so much preparation and then it’s over in a flash.” And while she said that they have been lucky in the past, Wisniewski does have one wish for the big day. “I’m just hoping that we get a day of sunshine,” she laughed.

The Shriners clown around on mini motorcycles at last year’s parade. PHOTO: JASON LANG

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L-R: The Shriners band plays for the crowds at last year’s Hats Off Day. Swinging Singles square dancers were in fine form for the parade. PHOTO: JASON LANG


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L-R: Hastings Legion cooks up a feast for the event. One of the fine automobiles at last year’s Show & Shine. PHOTO: JASON LANG


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Please note that on Saturday, June 4 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., parking and driving restrictions will be in effect in the Heights. Please note where you live and usually shop, and plan your route accordingly. No Parking 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Parade Assembly Area 1. Beta - both sides between Hastings & Confederation Park 2. Albert - both sides between Willingdon & Gamma No Parking 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1. City parking lot at Pender & Willingdon 2. City parking lot at the south east corner of Albert & Carleton (RCMP parking only) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

No Parking 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hastings - both sides between Boundary & Gamma Pender - both sides between Boundary & Gamma Holdom - east side between Hastings & Frances Gamma - both sides between Albert & Parker Parker - south side from west property line of 4764 to east property line of 4820 Parker Both sides of the following streets between Albert & Pender: Esmond - Ingleton - MacDonald - Gilmore Madison - Rosser - Alpha Both sides of Carleton from Albert to the lane way south of Hastings

8. Beta - both sides between Hastings & Pender 9. Pandora: - north side between Boundary & Ingleton - north side between MacDonald & Willingdon 10. Triumph: - north side between Boundary & Esmond - north side between Ingleton & Madison - south side between Madison & Rosser 11. Dundas: - north side between Boundary & Gilmore - south side between Gilmore & Carleton - north side between Carleton & Willingdon 12. Frances: - north side between Ingleton & MacDonald - north side between Gilmore & Gamma 13. Georgia: - south side between Boundary & Gamma 14. Union: - north side between Boundary & Gamma (NEW) 15. Boundary: - east side between Hastings & Albert

HANDICAPPED PARKING ONLY – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1. Carleton - both sides between Pender and the lane way to the north. 2. City parking lot at Alpha & Pender No Parking 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dispersal Area 1. Albert - both sides between Boundary & Ingleton Handicap Drop Off & Pick Up Areas – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1. North side of Pender at Alpha – 40 foot zone 2. North side of Pender at Madison – 40 foot zone We encourage you to take public transit given parking limitations on Hats Off Day. However, if you’re driving, try to arrive early and please respect the parking restrictions. If your vehicle is towed, you may pick it up at no cost until noon at Confederation Park Elementary School. After that time, it may be picked up at Mundie’s Towing (6938 Kingsway at Griffiths), and a tow charge will be enforced. Thank you for your understanding.

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4300 Block Hastings (Madison to Rosser)

(4302) Vancity Savings Credit Union Enjoy music by a live DJ while your kids bounce in the bouncy castle and get their faces painted. Nibble on cotton candy, cookies and lemonade and enter your kids in the children’s raffle. (4342) Rocky’s Meats Enter to win a meat pack valued at $100! While you’re here, try our BBQ Italian sausages. (4347A) Hastings Brewers and Vintner Supply Snap to the tunes of the Bossa Boys, a jazz band. (4351) Dentistry at the Heights Visit our office and get a free toothbrush (while supplies last), and enter to win an electric toothbrush or a Sony digital reader! (4356) Royal Canadian Legion Branch #148 Listen to live entertainment while enjoying the Legion’s annual chicken roast and beer garden. (4367) Pharmasave Rosser While the kids are getting their faces painted, pick-up $30 or more worth of essentials and receive a free grab bag. (Rosser & Hastings) Boffo Developments/Tramonto Let your kids bounce in the jester bounce!

Show & Shine Car Show 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Vintage car show (from Willingdon to Beta) with music from The Centaurs. Live Music 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Performances by: Rainshadow and Burnaby’s own, Stephen Scaccia at Hastings & Boundary. Spotlight Main Stage 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Performances by: Bobby Loonie the Magician, The Purple Pirate, and Stephen Scaccia, on the north side of Hastings, between Rosser & Willingdon. Chevron Express Train Stops All day along Hastings Street. QR Code Scavenger Hunt Select merchants along Hastings. Find as many as you can and you could be entered to win a prize! Visit for more information.


Washrooms (wheelchair accessible except Beta and Esmond) MacDonald Ave. (SE between Hastings and the laneway) Madison Ave. (NW between Hastings and the laneway) Alpha Ave. (SW between Hastings and the laneway) Beta Ave. (SE at corner of Albert & Beta) Esmond Ave (SE between Hastings and the laneway) General Event Information Survey raffle and shopping bag giveaway (4019 Hastings) Baby Care Station Heart Center Yoga (3982 Hastings) Pharmasave Rosser (4367 Hastings) Wheelchair drop-off/pick-up Northeast of Pender at Alpha and Madison First Aid Northside, Hastings & Carleton Wheelchair Parking Carleton and Pender (north to laneway) and city parking lot at Alpha and Pender. Dog Water Station Big Dog Little Dog (4631 Hastings) Lost Children Locate nearest RCMP police officer, or Community Police Office (104-4191 Hastings)

PARADE ROUTE The parade starts at 9 a.m. at Beta Avenue and proceeds down Hastings Street to Boundary Road. Viewing all down Hastings Street. Pender St.

4400 Block Hastings (Rosser to Willingdon)

(4411) Custom Mortgages Tickle your funny bone with Hambone the clown! (4440) Safeway Enjoy hotdogs and chips for charity! All proceeds benefit prostate cancer research. (4442) Eagle Creek Dental Centre Don’t believe the tooth fairy is real? Well come by and see her for yourself! We are giving away toothbrushes, floss, and toothpaste and raffling away an electric toothbrush!



(4000) Money’s Dry Cleaning Drop by and enter to win one of our coupons. (4001) Scotiabank Enjoy a hotdog and support the Sunshine Foundation. (4010) Tom Yum Thai Give your taste buds an adventure and come try our popular Pad Thai and Spring Rolls. (4015) Gilmore Restaurant Celebrate our 20th year on the Heights with our special Gilmore style BBQ quarter chicken for only $3.50. (4016) Chez Mémé Baguette Bistro Indulge in our delicious crêpes with either cheese, ham or nutella filling. C’est très bon! (4017) La Scala Hair Spa Reveal your true beauty with our retail blow out sales! (4020) Regent Fish Market Pick up some specially priced salmon so you can rev up the BBQ as soon as you get home! (4022) The Heights Meat & Deli Come in and check out our specials, like chicken or lamb kabobs, and sausage rolls. (4025) Solace Homeworks Enter to win a wall-mount electric fireplace valued at $1500! Also get up to 50% off on select showroom model gas fireplaces. (4058) Valley Bakery Come by for sales on selected products, indulge on samples and our popular cinnamon sticks that are available only on Hats Off Day! (4061) Sfinaki Greek Taverna Opa! Enjoy our delicious Greek salad, chicken and lamb gyros, spanakopitas, and baklava. (4091) Burgers Etc. BBQ House Nothing says summer like good ol’ BBQ pulled pork sandwiches, so come in and grab one! (4092) Adele-Rae Florist Ltd. Make your own bouquet at our fresh flower market and enter to win a bouquet, while taking advantage of our sale on selected items. (4098) Ritu’s Hair & Beauty Salon Come by for temporary henna tattoos and temporary hair colouring for the kids. Check out some jewelry and leave with perfectly threaded eyebrows. (326 Gilmore Ave) Northburn Prescriptions Kids can come check out our interactive robot races and basketball game. Enjoy our BBQ for charity, visit our mini health fair, and enter to win prizes!

(4211) Burnaby Fire Hall No. 5 Take a shot at dousing your local firefighter at the annual firefighters dunk tank. (4219) Akira Sushi Enjoy a California or Avocado Roll for only $2! (4222) Polished Hair and Nail Bar Be entertained by After 8 Productions while enjoying various beauty services, with donations benefitting cancer research. (4240) Fortuna Bakery Indulge your senses with our delicious baked goods at discounted prices, but not before stopping by our Portuguese style BBQ. (4260) Anton’s Pasta Our meat and vegetarian pastas are perfect for even the most discerning of palettes! (4298) TD Canada Trust Decorate hats in honour of Hats Off Day and participate in other games for the entire family to enjoy. Pick up some cotton candy and popcorn and support the BC Children’s Hospital.

Schedule of Activities


4000 Block Hastings (MacDonald to Gilmore)

4200 Block Hastings (Carleton to Madison)

(4780) Happy Honda Auto Ltd. Come find your perfect car while enjoying our live band at our used car lot. We’ll also have delicious mini donuts from Gordo’s Concessions, with proceeds going to charity.


(3912) Sarpino’s Pizzeria Come in and enjoy our pizza slices and also recieive a special on our pasta/pizza pick-up. (3980) Big Shots Café Listen to rock songs by Feedback, a Burnaby based youth band. (3982) Heart Center Yoga Take advantage of our sale on class punchcards and enter a draw to win five free yoga classes.

4700 Block Hastings (Beta to Gamma)


3900 Block Hastings (Ingleton to MacDonald)

(4101) CIBC Walk away with a sketch of you and your family after caricaturist Mei Yu speedily draws it. (4106) Westminister Savings Credit Union Join us for our 2nd Annual Hat Extravaganza! (4111A) UPS Store Kids get can get their faces painted, and there are also prizes to be won! (4111) Vancouver Pet Center Pick up some specially priced pet food and enter to win accessories and pet food. Your pet will thank you for it. (4140) Fresh Slice Pizza Listen to some tunes and enjoy any eight slices for only $10! (4142) Cioffi’s Meat Market & Gourmet Kitchen Check out our scrumptious sausages, arancini and ice cream. (4152) Yummy Yummy Sushi Curb your appetite with our delicious sushi. (4190) Urban Seafood Check out our fresh selection of tiger prawns, fish fillet and sweet coconut. (4198) GNK Insurance is performing for us! One Elvis from every era!

(4622) Dance Addicts Studio So you think you can dance? Well these people certainly can! Swing by to see them perform all day on our outdoor stage, and enter to win a dance course for two adults, or a voucher for a kids dance course. (4631) Big Dog Little Dog Bakery Make sure your furry little friend is all dressed up to enter our doggy costume contest! Baked goods will be on sale, and we’ll have our own doggy wheel of fortune. (4634) Expedia CruiseShipCenters Come and enter for a chance to win a free cruise in November 2011 with Dragon Air. (4663) Staccato Studios Listen to student performances and enter to win free music lessons! Greentree, an alternative rock band, will also be performing live. (4676) United Optical 25% off prescription and non-prescription sunglasses!


(3801) Furnitura Interiors Check out a vintage Camaro and take advantage of the tax-free sale on all items! (3815) Vital Body Wellness Center Receive a $35 coupon to start the Ideal Protein Diet and 25% off all lemon, chocolate and milk bars. Plus kids can try to guess the food based on the ingredients list. (3851) Mar Y Tierra Chow down on hotdogs, paninis, freezies and pop! (3853) El Mariachi Restaurant Visit for some tacos and a Latin DJ! Arriba!

4100 Block Hastings (Gilmore to Carleton)

4600 Block Hastings (Alpha to Beta)


3800 Block Hastings (Esmond to Ingleton)

(353 Gilmore Ave) FitXpress Fitness Centers Exercise makes you happier, so come enter our raffle for a six or twelve month membership. Other giveaways include shirts, hats, and guest passes.


(101-3701) La Fontana Caffé Swing by for a free salsa lesson from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Also enjoy face painting, sword play instruction, karaoke, and sausages. (3750) GrafikaVision Kids can come by for some drawing and other art activities. Also come witness a true artist at work with live art demonstrations, and enter to win some fabulous drawing supplies.



3700 Block Hastings (Boundary to Esmond)





Kids Stuff

(4507) Chevron Canada Ltd. Enter to win a $200 gasoline gift certificate while listening to the SoTight Band perfom live from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Kids can spark their imaginative learning with the Mad Science show and get their very own caricature! (4555) Dolphin Theatre Munch on some fresh popcorn and sweet treats like cotton candy. (Alpha & Hastings) Boffo Developments/Firma Face painting and candy give away.


All information current at time of publishing. Some activities may be happening that are not listed here. Merchants reserve the right to change their individual promotions and programs without notice.

4500 Block Hastings (Willingdon to Alpha)


There are hundreds of activities and attractions for all ages. Here’s a block by block look at what’s happening on Hastings.

Burnaby NOW • Wednesday, June 1, 2011 • A27



Garlic is key for good BUY ONE Greek cooking ON COOKING


Chef Dez

f my cooking classes, Greek are the most popular by far, and this stems from my own passion for the flavours of Greece. Almost everyone I talk to loves Greek food and has frequented their local Greek restaurants many times. People are always quick to mention their favourite ones and the best dishes that are served there. I joke with people all the time that to create Greek food, one basically adds olive oil, garlic, lemon juice and oregano to anything, and it’s Greek. Although these may be

common denominators in many Greek recipes, there’s a bit more to it than that to make good Greek food. The most important thing to remember is ingredients from the source will always taste better in the final dish. Two ingredients that always come to mind when discussing this are garlic and lemon juice. Garlic should never come from a jar. I see people in stores buying these large jars of peeled, chopped garlic in brine, and I question it. The response is usually “it’s cheap and convenient.” Sounds like “fast food” to me. Just because something is cheap and convenient doesn’t mean we should use it. Take any fresh-cut vegetable (or fruit for that matter) and soak it in a jar full of brine – where does

the flavour go? It leaches into the brine. So people who take a slotted spoon and add some of this garlic to a dish and say “I’m cooking with garlic” – I respond and say “No, you’re cooking with a residual, that was once garlic, and now most of the natural flavour has gone into the brine – which you’re going to dump down the drain in a year once you have gotten through that humungous jar.” Many people also willingly pass through the produce section, walking by the lemons, on their way to the juice aisle to grab a bottle of lemon juice – again for the same reason, “cheap and convenient.” If you go to a lemon orchard in Florida or Italy, there are not bottles hanging from the trees. A

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Cooking: Fresh ingredients are key continued from page 27

reconstituted juice from concentrate will not give you the same flavour as what’s offered from a fresh lemon. Plus you have the added bonus of reaping the aromatic and colourful zest from the outer peel to utilize as an additional ingredient or beautiful garnish. We have to remember that the term “cheap and convenient” is not a synonym for “flavour,” and if you want your Greek food, or any food, to taste better, you need to go to the source of the ingredient you are adding for optimal results. Greek Salad 2 long English cucumbers, diced large 6-8 Roma tomatoes, diced large 1 large yellow pepper, diced large 1 large orange pepper, diced large 1 medium to large red onion, diced large 1 cup Kalamata olives

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All Greek: Using fresh ingredients – including lemon juice – makes all the difference in Greek salad.

Dressing 1 cup olive oil 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 3 tbsp red wine vinegar 2 tbsp dried oregano leaves 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tbsp sugar salt and coarsely ground pepper to season Crumbled feta cheese to garnish In a large bowl, toss the vegetables and olives

together. In a separate bowl, mix the dressing ingredients well and pour over the salad. Toss to coat. Garnish with crumbled feta cheese and season to taste with salt and pepper. Send your food/cooking questions to or PO Box 2674, Abbotsford, B.C., V2T 6R4. Chef Dez is a food columnist, culinary instructor and cooking show performer. Visit him at

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ealtime is a pleasure. Growing up, I always enjoyed sitting down with friends and family for good conversation and food. Then I hit my 20s and suddenly it wasn’t always pleasant. I’d go out for lunch with a friend, and she would spend the bulk of the time agonizing about what she could and couldn’t eat. At one point I got to the stage where I would eat before a lunch out, so I could order the tiny servings that my friends chose and not leave the restaurant still hungry. Today we are experiencing a child obesity problem. Ironically, it’s impacting all kids, the husky ones, the average

ones, the skinny ones and, yes, the obese. We are obsessed with what our kids are eating. And they know it. The problem is that all this focus on nutrition and positive eating habits is having some unintended consequences. We want to teach our kids to eat well, but all this talk and concern about eating is making it into a challenge rather than a pleasure. Kids need to eat to live. Well, so do we. And it’s better to eat nutritious and healthy meals rather than junk food. Recently I received a news release from TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the nonprofit weight-loss support organization. They focused on all the messages we received when we were kids and may now be passing on to our children. Two messages have to do with how much the kids eat. On a good day we may say, “You’re such a

good eater!” and on a bad day “You’re such a picky eater!” When we notice how much our kids have eaten, they may believe they are always expected to chow down whether they are really hungry or not. They live to please us, and if eating a big meal is the answer, they will do it. It’s better to relax and let your children eat what they need at dinnertime. Some nights they will be hungrier than others. Calling children picky (even when they are) may not respect them. Everyone has some foods they just don’t like. Just offer a good meal, with a variety of choices. You can ask them to take one small bite just to try something but beyond that, enjoy dinner. Using dessert as a bribe is never a good idea: “If you don’t eat all your veggies, you won’t get dessert” gives the message that veggies are so bad they need a bribe to eat them. Better that you don’t have dessert every night.

If dessert is a treat with Sunday dinner and the rest of the week the meal stands alone, kids will learn to eat whatever is offered. They also learn that you don’t need sweets with every meal. Kids learn by modelling, so don’t moan and whine about your weight. Serve healthy meals and enjoy your dinner. Don’t lecture kids about nutrition. All the talk about nutrition can backfire. Kids should just eat and enjoy without having to agonize about what they are putting in their mouths. Offer healthy meals, and they will learn to make good choices. Kathy Lynn is a parenting expert who is a professional speaker, broadcaster, columnist and author of Who’s In Charge Anyway? and But Nobody Told Me I’d Ever Have to Leave Home. For information or to book Kathy for a speaking engagement, go to her website at www.

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32 Rugby ’Tecs nix North 32 Third-period lax woes 33 Dragon boat paddlers SECTION COORDINATOR Tom Berridge, 604-444-3022 •

Remembering the 1994 cup run Tom Berridge sports editor

It’s been 17 years since a Vancouver Canucks team went on a memorable playoff run to the Stanley Cup. But Burnaby’s own Cliff Ronning finds the memories flooding back to him as if it all happened yesterday. “Yeah, absolutely. What I remembered was the excitement in the city,” Ronning said in a phone interview. “The fans and the city have waited a long time for this.” Ronning, who retired from the National Hockey League in 2006, played 18 years in the bigs on seven separate teams, including six seasons with the hometown Canucks. Despite his long pro career and 14 appearances in the playoffs, Ronning got past the second round just twice. He made it to a conference final with the Minnesota Wild in his last full season in 2003. But the most memorable run of all was Vancouver’s fabled Stanley Cup run of 1994 that ended with the New York Rangers erasing a 54-year championship drought following a 3-2 victory over the Canucks in Game 7. “We were going up against Goliath,” said Ronning of the Cinderella Canucks that entered the playoffs as the seventh seeded team in the Western Conference. With just four players – defenceman Dana Murzyn, and forwards Tim Hunter, Murray Craven and Martin Gélinas in their lineup who had ever been to a cup final before – Vancouver skated into Madison Square Gardens against a Rangers team that boasted 10 play-

SFU runs to four NAIA titles Tom Berridge

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Remember when: A younger Cliff Ronning was embarking on just his second year with the Vancouver Canucks when this shot was taken in 1991. Three years later, Ronning would be part of a Stanley cup run.

ers with a collective total 7, led Vancouver to three of 47 years of Stanley Cup straight overtime wins to experience. douse the Flames. Vancouver “We weren’t supposed to STANLEY CUP DATES then dodged a get past the meeting with When/Where: the Detroit Red first round, Wed, June 1 @ Vcr Wings and but we were a Sat, June 4 @ Vcr eclipsed the team that was Mon, June 6 @ Boston Dallas Stars in a easy to like,” Wed, June 8 @ Boston said Ronning, five-game series *Fri, June 10 @ Vcr who opened in round 2. *Mon, June 13 @ Bos the scoring in The Canucks *Wed, June 15 @ Vcr Vancouver’s swept the *If necessary first-round Toronto Maple Times: game against Leafs in the conAll games 5 p.m. the Calgary ference final in Flames. another fiveOvertime goals by Geoff game series. Ronning Courtnall, Trevor Linden scored the game-winner in and Pavel Bure, in Game Game 4, setting the stage

for Gus Adams’ serieswinner in the following game that beat Felix Potvin in double overtime. Recent changes to the league’s salary cap structure has brought more parity to the NHL. In fact, in the past 10 seasons just one club, the Red Wings in 2002 and again in 2008, has lifted Lord Stanley’s mug more than once. Now it’s Vancouver’s chance. But the expectations are much different, Ronning said. “The city has really embraced this team. It takes a lot of work to get

to that level,” he said. But being Vancouver’s first-ever President’s Cup winner as the league’s top team carries far more expectations with it. “But I really think after watching(Roberto)Luongo play in (last Tuesday’s Game 5), he’s the last piece in the puzzle. Either way, it’s going to be exciting,” Ronning added. After getting by the always difficult first round, the pressure is diminished somewhat for general managers, coaches and players, Ronning said. “I felt it.” Cup run Page 33

Canada wins third straight world box title Tom Berridge

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Canada won its third straight world indoor title at the third International Lacrosse Federation championships in Prague, Czech Republic on Saturday. The Canadian team defeated the Iroquois Nationals for a third consecutive time in the championship final, winning the gold medal with a 13-6 victory. Ontario’s Matt Vinc was named the championship game MVP,

making 29 saves in the contest. Shawn Evans led the Canadians with three goals and one assist, including a pair of counters in a seven-goal second quarter for the Maple Leafs. Victoria native Rhys Duch also garnered four points, including a pair of goals. Colin Doyle, Dan Dawson and Josh Sanderson also collected a pair of goals for the Canucks. New Westminster Salmonbellie lefty Jordan Hall garnered a point with an assist on the hat trick goal

by Evans late in the final period. The United States earned a third straight bronze medal, beating the host Czechs 16-7. Canada beat the Americans 1510 in the semifinals. Duch and Dawson both scored four times for the winners. John Grant Jr. added five points, including a hat trick. Free agent New Westminster Salmonbellie Jeff Zywicki chipped in with a goal and two helpers. Hall also contributed three points, all assists to the win.

Canadians also helped out other international sides. A good example of that came in the Czech Republic’s 12-7 win over Team England in the quarter-finals. Former Burnaby junor Laker Jamie Plunkett scored four times and Kyle Ross of New Westminster potted one for the Czechs, while Shawn Cable and current Burnaby Laker Chris Manwaring both scored three times for England. Tom Johnson got the other goal for the Brits.

Simon Fraser University women’s middle distance runners placed the Burnaby school fourth in its final NAIA outdoor track and field championships. Helen Crofts and Jessica Smith both won individual national track titles at the national small college Marian, Indiana meet this weekend, while also sharing in a record-setting third gold medal in a relay. Crofts, a junior, crushed the field in the women’s 800 metres in an NAIA championship record time of 2:02.12. Crofts’ winning time was more than sixtenths of a second better than runner-up and Clan teammate Brianna Kane. It also broke the previous national mark of 2:03.89 set by her present coach Brit Townsend back in 1986. SFU’s Sarah Sawatzky and Michaela Kane also finished among the finalists, placing sixth and ninth, respectively. Smith, a senior, won the women’s 1,500m for a second straight year in a time of 4:24.58. Freshman Lindsey Butterworth just missed a third-place medal, placing fourth in a close four-runner finish in the women’s metric mile. Smith anchored the 4x800m relay team, which included Crofts, Brianna Kane and Butterworth, to a meet record 8:41.76 finish. The winning mark eclipsed SFU’s 2005 championship meet record set by Kristen Kolstad, Rebecca Johnstone, Julie Howard and Alexandra Krasovska of Burnaby. SFU’s 4x400m relay team of Crofts, Smith and the two Kane sisters earned another team medal, finishing second overall in a school record time. Ryan Brockerville earned the Clan men’s only points at the championship meet, romping to first place in the 3,000m steeplechase in a time of 8:51.78. Rachelle Barnett was fourth in the women’s high jump with a leap of 1.70m. St. Thomas More grad Nigel Hole, running for the University of B.C., was fifth in the men’s 1,500m.

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Aztecs nix North in rugby final Tom Berridge

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The Alpha Aztecs outscored Burnaby North three tries to none to win the Burnaby shield symbolic of district high school rugby supremacy last week. The AAA Aztecs defeated the Tier 2 New Zealand Shield champions 19-3 in a rainy all-Burnaby final at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex-East on May 25. Alex Vasquez and Willie Davis both scored first-half tries for the

‘Tecs. Jason Deo converted both scores. Under-17 Canadian national team back Keegan Fletcher got the only points of the second half, squirting through the North defences on a tap penalty from 10 metres out to score Alpha’s third five-point try. “They’re a committed and deserving group of young men,” said Alpha coach Kevin Ballard. “They’ve worked hard all year.” Alpha just missed a chance to reach the Tier 1 AAA B.C. championship tournament, losing by just eight

points to Sentinel in the playdowns. With just three players lost to graduation this year, Ballard hopes that the remaining players will commit next season for another run at the championships. “To make that step up you need that commitment from 25 players to spend the time to learn the game,” he said. “It’s an aggressive game, but you have to learn to channel it to positive team play.” The Alpha boys have been together since Grade 8. It was their fourth consecutive district banner.

Final period a problem for senior Lakers Tom Berridge

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The third period proved the Achilles heel again for the Burnaby Lakers in Western Lacrosse Association play. The senior A Lakers lost for a second straight time, falling 12-10 to the Victoria Shamrocks following a letdown in the final frame at Bear Mountain Arena on May 27. Up 7-4 at one point in the middle period, the Lakers found themselves trailing on the scoreboard for the first time in the

game after conceding five straight Shamrock counters over the second and third periods. Last Friday, Burnaby gave up five straight goals in the final frame, including four in the first six minutes of the period to erase any chance of a comeback against the Coquitlam Adanacs. In the season opener, the Lakers gave up seven goals in the third to the visiting Nanaimo Timbermen but held on to post its only victory to date in the regular season. The same held true in

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game in the late going in the belated comeback bid. Rookie goalie Dan Lewis got his first start for Burnaby, stopping 33 of 45 shots fired his way. Scott Tinning, with two goals, was Burnaby’s second star. Small led all scorers with seven points. Jamie Schewchuk, who was traded to Victoria by Burnaby in an off-season deal, had a hat trick for the ’Rocks. The Lakers host the Langley Thunder at the Bill Copeland Sports Centre on Friday. Game time is 7:45 p.m.

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Cup run: Theirs to lose, says Ronning continued from page 31

At 5-7, Ronning said he could not afford to take a shift off in the playoffs. “I had to make sure I played every playoff game like it was my last. I was playing to stay next year,” he said. For this season’s Vancouver Canucks, it’s perhaps the club’s best chance ever, and Luongo’s in particular, to prove all the naysayers wrong once and for all. “I hate to say it, but (he has to) win the cup. (Luongo) doesn’t have to say

anything after that. That’s the pressure of being a No. 1 guy,” Ronning said. As for how well Vancouver will stand up to Boston’s gritty play or how effective they might be against Vezina nominated goalie Tim Thomas, Ronning said, it’s all up to them. “It doesn’t matter who they play. It’s theirs to lose,” he said. Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final begins today (Wednesday, June 1) in Vancouver. Game time is 5 p.m.


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Cesco Electrical Supply Ltd. is a fast-pace electrical distributor located in Burnaby. We specialize in industrial motor control and automation products. Duties: • Provide product knowledge to customers • Expedite orders in quick, effective manner • Directly servicing customer via phone & counter sales • Process orders, inquiries & quotations • Maintain a high level of customer service • Confirming stock availability and suggesting alternatives Qualifications: • Product knowledge relating to industrial motor control and automation is essential • Excellent interpersonal skills, both verbal & written • Good organizational skills • Computer literacy We offer a competitive salary and an excellent medical/dental package; we can assure the successful candidate of an exceptional career challenge with opportunity for growth and advancement.

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Part-time work while the kids are in school. School District 38 (Richmond) requires Noon Hour Supervisors for elementary schools to supervise students in school buildings and grounds during the lunch break. The shifts will be for 1.5 hours per day on those days that the students are in attendance at school. Applicants must have experience supervising young elementary school-aged children plus they must be able to report to any school location on short notice. Early Childhood Education courses and other related training such as First Aid and Conflict Resolution would be preferred. The rate of pay is $20.80 per hour, which includes 4% holiday pay. Applications are available at the school board office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or on our website. Please submit a completed application form by 3:00 p.m. on June 20th, quoting competition #E-NHS-003-11-02 to: Human Resources Department, School District No. 38 (Richmond), 7811 Granville Avenue, Richmond, BC, V6Y 3E3. If you have submitted an application within the past six months, you need not reapply. We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but only those being considered for interviews will be contacted. For more information regarding the Richmond School District, please visit




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A team attitude is a prerequisite in the Times newsroom. The Times has been the community’s newspaper since 1985, and continues to build its proud tradition rooted in the community and a forward-thinking atmosphere for learning and technology. Apply with samples to: The Editor, The Times, #2 - 22345 North Ave., Maple Ridge, BC V2X 8T2


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Lumber/Building Supplies

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Pets - Other

CHOCOLATE LAB pups, vet checked, 1st shots, dewormed. Parents both registered. $500. 604-856-3132 Fila/Mastiff Guard Dog Pups owners closest friend. Thieves worst nightmare. All shots. Ready now! 604-817-5957

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PIT BULL TERRIER SHOW & WEIGHT PULL Sun, June 5th @ Harmsworth Hall, 232nd St & #1 Hwy, Langley. All pittys welcome. Details 604-227-0469 SHIH-TZU POODLE X, small males, Ready to Go! Vet ✔, paper trained. $450. 778-397-1224



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4060 ENGLISH BULLDOG Pups. Champion bloodlines, CKC, micro-chipped. Breeder/showing rights incl. $2,800. Email:

ENGLISH Cocker Spaniel puppy 10wks, blue roan, home raised, reg’d, chipped, 1st shots, all health checks. $1,200 Call: (604) 971-2616

• Use this space for reference …as you browse the classifieds HANDSOME Male Jack Russell 9 months Needs a yard. Great with kids, dogs and cats. Neutered/all shots, $750 Call: (778) 881-0410

ENGLISH Cocker Spaniel pup Great family pet. Outstanding pedigree, CKC reg, all health checks, shots, chipped. Call: (604) 971-2616


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Condos/ Townhouses


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HERITAGE WOODS exec, 3 BR, 2½ baths, 3 lvls. Beautiful views! Professionally decorated by Eva Bachmann & Associates Interior Design, for Whistler-style duplex. H/wd floors, open floor plan, granite, SS applis, gas f/p, 2 sundecks, tandem garage. Japanese-style landscaped gardens. $605,000. Contact Eva Bachmann at: 778-883-1716



SRY CENTRAL. 2 BR, 2 Bath, Sunroom, Ground lev t/h. Good complex. No rentals. 1 pet. 45+ yrs. $239,900. ★ 604-930-5501

SUN, JUN 5, 12 - 2pm. NO HST. 3 lvls, 3 BR T/H, rentals/pet ok. #66-15155-62A Ave. $323,000. MALA, SUTTON 778-859-4458


Vancouver East Side

SAT, JUN 4, 2-4. Seller Motivated, 2 BR, 2 ba, spac livg, dining. Pets/rentals okay. $329,000. Mala, Sutton 778-859-4458


Houses - Sale


Real Estate

Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Delta Price Reduced studio condo, 19+ complex, pool, park, $94,900 597-8361 id4714 Sry Bear Creek Park beauty 1440sf rancher, gated 45+ $275,900 597-0616 id5234 Tsawwassen 1 owner 2000sf 3br 2.5ba pool size 7370sf lot $679K 943-9600 id5373


Any Price, Any Location Any Condition. No Fees! No Risk! Call Kristen today (604) 786-4663 6 BR home from $18,000 down $1,850/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock



1450SF, 2BR, 2 bath open flr. plan, oak cupboards, garage, workshop, ac, fruit trees, 40+ Estate, usellahome.com5363 $219,900,.. 604-792-9186


Apartments & Condos

2 bd/rm Apt.$850.00,mon H/W&basic cable inc.No Pets,Ref.Req.,1 Yr.leaseU/G Park avail. Call: (604) 525-2599.New Westminster




JUNE 1, New 1 BR in upgraded building, No pets, $735/mo + 50% Hydro. 621 Colburne St., New West. Call 604-454-454.


1 BR in Surrey, elev, nr transit, shopping onsite, no pets, from $670, incentives. 604-589-7040 3 BR, Capital Hill, Bby, top flr, mtn view, family complex, nr elem & high school, shops & transit. renod, n/p $1200 incls heat, h/w & prkg. Immed. Brad 604-377-3183

NEW WESTMINSTER, One Bedroom, $745/mo Includes heat, h/w, cable & parking. New carpets. Near Skytrain. Great view! Available June 15th. Cats okay! Deposit required.

BBY METROTOWN 1 & 2 BR. Avail Immed, Clean, quiet bldng. Inc heat/hot water. 778-242-3422

BBY, METROTOWN. 1 - 2 BR. Clean, quiet bldg. Incl heat/hot water. Immed. 778-323-0237

BBY METROTOWN Central Park highrise, 2 BR, 2 baths, 6 appls, secured prkg, storage, n/s, n/p, Refs, $1140. July 1. 778-838-5907 COQ • Austin Heights Clean quiet 2 BR apts avail. Sorry no pets. 604-936-5755


SUN, JUN 5, 2:30-4:30. OCEAN VIEW! New 1 yr old, 4 BR, rec rm, $1.009m. 103 English Bluff. MALA, SUTTON 778-859-4458


Recreation Property

50% CO-OWNER SOUGHT for professionally managed late model Meridian 391 luxury motor yacht with prime moorage downtown Vancouver. Skippering/training available. 604-669-2248. TIMESHARE CANCEL. CANCEL Your Timeshare Contract NOW!! 100% Money Back Guarantee. STOP Mortgage & Maintenance Payments Today. 1-888-816-7128, X-6868 or 702-527-6868.


on Balmoral Street available June 1. Close to trans, Highgate Mall & shopping. Rent incls heat & h/w. Refs req’d. Reno’d stes avail. Wheelchair accessible. Ana 778-859-0798 or Bayside Property Office 604-432-7774

AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochester Ave, Coq

Close to Lougheed Mall, S.F.U. & Transportation. office: 604- 936-3907


401 Westview St, Coq Large Units. Near Lougheed Mall. Transportation & S.F.U.

office: 604- 939-2136 cell: 604- 805-9490

ARBOUR GREENE 552 Dansey Ave, Coq

Extra Large 2 Bedrooms. Close to Lougheed Mall & S.F.U.

office: 604- 939-4903 cell: 778- 229-1358

CALYPSO COURT 1030 - 5th Ave, New West Near Transportation & Douglas College. Well Managed Building.

office: 604- 524-8174 cell: 604- 813-8789 COTTONWOOD PLAZA 555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

Large units some with 2nd bathroom or den. On bus routes, close to S.F.U. & Lougheed Mall.

office: 604- 936-1225

604 - 941 - 7721

Highrise DELUXE Condo GREAT LOCATION. 1 BR & Den • 900 sq. ft

7 appls, parking, storage. Rec & Amenity rooms. NS/NP

604- 983- 8046

ROTARY TOWER 25 Clute St, New West

Shared Accommodation

Age 55 or over. Beautiful view. Bach high rise apt. Close to trans & shopping. Rent incl all utils. Refs req. Contact Ana Cell: 778-859-0798

New Westminster

FURN GR lev room, $475 incls hydro/cbl tv, sh’d w/d & kitch/bath. Nr skytrn. NS/NP. 778-892-1936 N. WEST Female only to share condo, furnished own BR, semi priv bath, $450 incls utls, cbl, net. NS/NP. Avail now. 778-859-0221


Suites/Partial Houses

BBY CAPITOL HILL, 2 BR g/lvl ste, 5 appls, n/s, n/p, $1100 incls utils, suits professional, Avail Now. Refs Req. 604-299-5224

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BBY, HIGHGATE. 1 BR + den, f/bath, sh’d W/D. Suits 1. Ns/np. $675 incl utl. Available Jun 15 or July 1. 604-522-6525


BBY N. Lrg 3 BR upper flr. Nr SFU & all amens. $1450 incl util, sh’d w/d. N/s, n/p. 604-420-7998

Close to Transportation, Schools & S.F.U.

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

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BBY NORTH 1 BR g/lvl, full bath, patio, inste w/d, $875 incls utils, Avail Jun 1. ns/np, 778-858-8690


Whitgift Gardens

office: 604- 939-8905 cell: 604- 916-0261 KING ALBERT COURT 1300 King Albert, Coq

St Andrews Street 1 BR Apt, Large balcony, updated, nr transit & amens. Available Now. Small pet ok with pet deposit.

Call 604-518-5040

VILLA MARGARETA Bach & 1 BR Available. All Suites Have Balconies. Undergrd Parking Available. Refs Required. Small Pet Ok.



1010 6th Ave, New West 1 BR & 2 BR Available. Beautiful atrium with fountain. By shops, college & transit. Pets negotiable. Ref required.


22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge

1 BR Apt, $750/mo, 2 BR Apt, $925/mo, 3 BR Apt, $1100/mo. Heat, hot water, parking. Family living, daycare available. Near kids’ park, basketball court and Skytrain.

No pets. Available now.

604 939-0944



115 PLACE CO-OP Located in Burnaby near Lougheed Town Centre

Accepting applications for waiting list for 2 BR’s - suits Couples. Very reasonable unit fees. Adult oriented high rise. Pool, exercise room and workshop. No Pets. Participation mandatory and $2000 share purchase required. Enquiries to Membership Committee

Call 604 421-1222


(Coquitlam Centre area) Bachelor, 1 BR & 2 BR Apts, 3 appls, incls heat & hot water, bldg laundry room on each flr. Avail now. Sorry no pets. Call 604-942-2012

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.



Houses - Rent

COQ RANCHER, 3 BR, all appls, f/yrd, carport. $1250. N/S, N/P. Near Lougheed Mall, skytrain. 604-936-9670 or 604-726-9670 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● ABBOTSFORD - 2087 Lonsdale Cr, HOUSE, 3bd w/ 2bd suite, quiet neigh., hot tub & pool.......$2,188/M Call Kristen today (604)786-4663


Miscellaneous Rentals



New Westminster

Renovated high rise, concrete building. Penthouse, 1 BR & 2 BR available. Very close to Metrotown, Skytrain & Bonsor swimming pool. Rent includes heat, hot water. Refs req’d.

CALL 604 723-8215

Contact Alex 604-999-9978 or Bayside Property Services Office: 604-432-7774

2232 McAllister Port Coquitlam 3 BR Apartment Available July 1

* Newly reno’d, quiet secure bldg, walk to all amenities. * Near WC Express. * Rent incls heat, hot water, fridge, stove, priv balcony & window coverings * Laundry & Storage ea floor * No pets ✔ Wheel Chair Access


JUNIPER COURT Close to Lougheed Mall, all Transportation Connections, Schools & S.F.U.



Call 604-521-2884

320-9th St, New West



PT MDY, Newport Village. 2 BR, 2 f/baths, gas f/p, w/d, gym. Ns/np. $1,450/mo. July 1. 778-988-8147

415 Westview St, Coq

BBY HIGHGATE Bright & Lrg 1 BR, newly reno’d. Avail Immed, Inc heat/hot water. 778-994-2334




Office/Retail Rent

3790 Canada Way (Cascade Plaza) 1179 Sq.ft. Office/Retail 11.00/sq.ft. Triple Net Available immediately Call Darlene: (604) 313-2158 POCO RETAIL 1236sf, $3200, 2569 Shaughnessy St. Air cond, exc loc acreoss from City Hall. Jun 1. Bill Evans 604-836-2494

MONTECITO TOWERS 99-7360 Halifax St, Bby Bach, 1 BR & 2 BR

604 420-5636



BBY N room in house, bath & kit. Nr Lough Mall, SFU & Skytrain. $420 incl hyd/cbl/net, w/d, Ns/np. Jun 1. (604) 438-7341, 781-2662

BBY NORTH 3 BR mn flr, balc, fncd yd, w/d, ns/np, utils incls, $1450. Avail Jun 1. 604-725-6500 BBY WILLINGDON, 1 BR & Den, nr BCIT & bus, $850 incls hydro, ns/np, July 1. 604-299-2541

2BDRM/1BTH Upper Deer Lake Quiet 2 bedrm bsmnt suite, util incld, NS/NP, work ref reqrd, shr lndry, near mall, schools, trnst No Pets $975 Monthly Call: (604) 4327526 email: BURNABY Cameron Tower freshly painted 1 BR, top flr, balcony, ug pkg/pool, walk to L/heed Mall/transit/library. N/s, n/p. Jun 1. $1000. 604-351-0045 CAPITOL HILL big bright 1 br ste lge yd, nice view, f/p, w/d, quiet, nr amens/bus. Jun 15. N/S, pet neg. $750 + 40% utils. 604-988-5501


Suites/Partial Houses

NEW WEST. Clean 1 BR. Sh’d w/d. Alarm. $695 incl hydro/cable. Ns/np. Avail now. 778-896-8822 POCO. 2 BR, f/ba, f/p, priv w/d. Great view! Ns/Np. $950/mo incl utls. Avail now. 604-944-1479


Townhouses Rent

POCO 2 BR T/H $785/mo. Quietfamily complex, No Pets! Avail Now. Call 604-464-0034


(Coquitlam Centre area) • 2 BR Townhouse • 3 BR Townhouse 1.5 bath, 2 levels, 5 appls, decorative fireplace, carport. Sorry no pets. • 1 & 2 BR Apts also avail.

Call 604-942-2012


TOWNHOMES Professionally managed family townhome complex on 28 acres located in beautiful Port Moody. Spacious 2 BR & 3 BR units, 5 appls, inste W/D, walk out bsmt, 1 parking. Cat friendly.

Contact 604-939-0221


Warehouse/ Commercial

SALMON ARM Trans Canada Hwy location, for lease 5180 sq ft building. 7 bays showroom & offices. Call 1.250.888.4701

COQ 1 BR bsmt, new paint, priv ent, fncd yd, $650 incls utils, w/d, Avail Now, no pets. 604-941-4166

COQ WW Plat. Lrg 1 BR bsmt ste, sh’d W/D. $700 incls utls, SAT TV, net. NS/NP. 604-944-6390

N. WEST. 8th Ave/2nd St. Reno’d 1 BR, sh’d w/d. Ns/np. $695 incl util. Suits 1 person. 604-818-5141



DATING SERVICE. Long-Term/ Short-Term Relationships, Free to Try!!! 1-877-297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call: #4011 or 1-888-534-6984. Live adult 1on1 Call: 1-866-311-9640 or #4010. Meet Local Single Ladies. 1-877-804-5381. (18+).







Concrete Cracks Repair. Foundation Walls, Basement, Parkade. Full Warranty. Call Simon (604) 473-7761

Systems Ltd.

DRIVEWAYS, Sidewalks, Stairs, Floors, Forming, Landscaping, Any renovations. 778-881-0961




HOME IMPROVEMENTS Renos, Siding, Doors, Decks, Fences, etc. Ray, 604-418-4208 * RENOS * Bsmt refinish * Drywall * Bath Tiles * Windows * Doors * Stairs. Call Norm 604-437-1470



A.S.B.A. ENTERPRISE. Comm/ Res. Free Est. $25/hour includes supplies. Insured. 604-723-0162 Exp. Reliable European Cleaning, Move In or Out, Res/ Comm★ Call 604 760-7702 ★



DRAIN TILES & WATER LINES Without Digging a Trench 604-294-5300



*Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925 PATCHING, TEXTURE / smooth ceilings, plaster walls. Small jobs. 25 years exp. Call 604-671-9901

Home Services

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#1113 Low Cost Electric 522-3435 Comm/Res/Panel change Heating/Appl Repair. Lic & Bonded. ABACUS Lic Elect Contr 97222. 40 years exp. 1 stop! Reas. rates! BBB. 778-988-9493

CHARLIE’S ELECTRIC Co. #94835 all electric needs, reas rates bonded WCB 778-888-4528

Lic Electrican, Res/Comm. Reno’s & panel changes, low cost, 604 374-0062. lic # 06951 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899




one mini, drainage, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank removal. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865 Aussie Excavations. Same day quote, Retaining walls, drainage, all types jobs Tim 778-322-3002


Lawn & Garden

TWO BROTHERS MOVING Local & Long Distance 604-720-0931 • •

• Lawn Maintenance • Fertilizing • Yard Clean-ups • Aeration • Pruning/Hedges • Power Raking • Rubbish Removal • Odd jobs •Yearly Maintenance Programs •

310-JIMS (5467) BOOK A JOB AT

Residential and Commercial • Landscape Maintenance • Power Raking • Aeration • Lawn Repairs • Gardening

Free Est. 604-779-6978


A Gardener & A Gentleman Lawn, garden, tree svcs. Pruning, yard clean-up, rubbish. 319-5302 Lawn cut/pwr rake/aeration/ hedge trim/clean-up/top dress. Reliable. No tax. 778-241-9706

Century Hardwood Floors ★Hardwood flr refinishing ★Repairs ★ Staining ★ Free Estimate. Contact 604-376-7224

LAWNS CUT, yard clean-up, hedges pruned, trees trimmed, gutters, rubbish. 604-773-0075

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

Pressure Wash, Trimming, Yard cleanup, Top Soil Delivery, Rubbish Removal, 604-690-4772


★ Stonework.paving stones ★ Cedar decks/fencing ★ Pergola’s Call Danny 604-250-7824

★ AMAZING TOUCH LAND’G ★ Bobcat, paving, retaining walls, turf, planting, etc. 604-889-4083

DOUBLE - 0 LANDSCAPING Bobcat (small jobs), lawn care & power raking. Call 778-885-2984 Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls, Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Jackhammering. Old Pools Filled in. 604 782-4322

★ OPERA LANDSCAPING ★ Bobcat, retaining walls, irrigation, paving, fences. 778-688-2444


Lawn & Garden

CHAFFER BEETLE Treatment. Lawn care, reseeding, rototilling gardens & hedges. 778-885-6488

Interior & Exterior ★ UNBEATABLE PRICES ★ Free Est. / Written Guarantee


Moving & Storage


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

45 We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount


ADVANCE MOVING LTD MOVING & DELIVERY EXPERTS!! Licensed, Bonded & Insured Single item to full house moves We Guarantee the Cost of Every Move Flat Rates always available A+ (604) 861-8885 BBB Rating

B&Y MOVING Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $50 ~ • Includes all Taxes • Licenced & Insured • Professional Piano Movers


$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020 A MOVING EXPERIENCE WITH L & D ENTERPRISES !!! Fast & Dependable Special Rates Seniors Disc. Call 604-464-5872 ABBA MOVERS bsmt clean 1-4 ton Lic, ins’d from $35/hr, 2 men $45 hr honest 26 yrs est 506-7576.

Professional Power Wash, Windows & Gutters 15 Yrs Exp. Quality Work! Mike 604 785-1206



778-997-9582 BEST PAINTING, Int/Ext, Repaint Specialist, Repair Drywall, Free Estimates. 604-724-9953 Good Day Painting Fully Insured, Quality Work, Res/Comm, No Payment till Job is Completed! Call Thomas 604 377-1338 MILANO Painting 604-551-6510 Int/Ext. Good Prices. Free Est. Written Guar. Prof & Insured.

TOP Painting & Pressure Wash Res/Comm. Best Rate / Free Est Top Quality! Joe 604-782-1377

CANWEST CABINETRY Save Money on Manufacturer Direct! Quality Custom Kitchens & Baths New • Renos • Refacing • Closets Entertainment Units & more! Free Estimates 604-328-0611

Georgie Award for Best Renovation & Design Complete Renovations / Additions Kitchens / Bathrooms


Paving/Seal Coating

Additions, renos & new const. Concrete forming & framing specialist. Patrick 604-218-3064

WWW.RENORITE.COM Bath, Kitchen, Suites & More Save Your Dollars 778-317-1256




All types of Roofing Repairs a Specialty Over 50 years experience RCABC Certified

Installations & Repairs Big or Small, 7 Days/Week

Bill 604-522-8516

Plumbing, Drain Cleaning & Heating





Tel: 604-931-7575

Cell: 604-612-4347

A+A+A+A+A+A+A+A+A+A $69/HR Lic’d/Ins. Exp & friendly Clogged drains, plumbing, small jobs OK! Call 24/7! 604-805-2488


Water Lines (without digging) Sewer Lines (without digging) Install. Drain tiles. 604-294-5300 LICENSED PLUMBER & Gasfitter. BBQs, ranges, etc. Repairs, renos. VISA ok. 604-830-6617 LICENSED PLUMBER/GAS FITTER, Plumbing, Heating, Backflow Testing, 604-722-4322 PLUMBING • DRAIN CLEANING

JOHNSON MECHANICAL Call 24/7 • 604-925-0234




METRO BLACKTOP CO. LTD Custom work for Driveways & new lane Aprons. Repairs/resurfacing. Call Gino 604-657-9936

Plugged Drains, Main Sewer Lines Water Service, Drain Tiles, Fixtures Faucets, Hot Water Tanks, Furnaces Licensed, Insured, Bonded & WCB


HAY’S ROOF MANAGEMENT (LM LTD) Established 1955 Your Roofing Experts

604-816-0945 604-590-4670

A Eastcan Roofing & Siding Ltd Re-Roof, Repair. Ins. WCB. BBB. 604-562-0957 or 604-961-0324

Don’t Miss THIS! A Save on Roofing - specialize in ★reroof ★ repair★ Fully Ins. Free est. 10% discount 778-892-1266 A Eastwest Roofing & Siding Re-roofing, Gutter, Free Est, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437

“We Keep you Dry”

Spring Special WE PAY THE HST!*


Advantage Building Maintenance: •Roof •Chimney •Skylight Repairs •FREE Estimate 604-802-1918

Rubbish Removal

A L L JU N K ? Residential & Commercial Free Estimates Large or small jobs Nobody beats our prices $ 15 OFF with this ad

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$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020 Affordable Rubbish Removal Res & Construction Cleanup John ★ 778-881-5678


Rubbish Removal Seniors discount. 604-807-0198 DISPOSAL BINS: Starting at $99 + dump fees. Call 604-306-8599 LOW COST Rubbish Removal Reno’s & Drywall / Demo. YARD & HOME Cleanup 604-727-5232

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

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



A to Z CERAMIC TILES Installation, Repairs, Fair Prices Free Est. 444-4715 cel 805-4319 Roofing Experts 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank

ETNA CERAMIC Tile & Remodelling. Kitchen & Bath Specialists. 30 years exp., Call 778-829-3368.



604-984-9004 604-984-6560

#1 Roofing Company in BC All types of Roofing Over 35 Years in Business Call now for Free Estimates




Auto Miscellaneous

$0 DOWN & we make your 1st payment at auto credit fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599. DLN 30309 INSTANT AUTO CREDIT Buying a used car is hard enough without having to worry about financing! Get APPROVED for your car loan in minutes: WANT A VEHICLE But Stressed About Your Credit? We Fund Your Future Not Your Past. Want a Visa? Any Credit, All Accepted. 1-888-593-6095



1994 CADILLAC STS leather, air conditioning, power, full loaded. Good condition $2700 or best offer. Call 604-853-4269

1997 CHEV Cavalier 119k kms, 4 dr, white, auto, new battery, 2 new tires. No accid’s. Excell cond. 1 owner. $3800 obo. 604-420-9456



Gary, 604-897-3614


Scrap Car Removal

Cash for junk cars! $100 to $1000 Ask about our $500 Credit!

Visit our website @ Free tow, no wheels, no papers no problem! Hassle free friendly service. 2 hr service in most areas.

604 628 9044

POWERWASHING AT 20% off Licensed & Insured Call Tyler 778-386-3783

1999 FORD Taurus, red, good cond, 1 owner, no accidents, full papers. NEW front tires, radiator, hoses, brakes. $3500. 604-767-9305

Visit us online to receive a special discount:


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

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



• Trees • Hedges • Shrubs • Pruning • Removal • Planting Seniors Disc.

Call Tim • Certified Arborist 604-307-7025 • 604-244-3547

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


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

2005 Buick Allure: 7500 O.B.O 129000 KM, 4 door, immaculate, new tires, runs great. 778-840-4141.


Sports & Imports

2006 Mercedes C230 silver, sun rf, ex condit, no acc, under warranty. 43kms. $19,000. 604 929 3311



604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H


#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673 FREE SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Top $$ for complete cars. Flat Rate Towing Service avail. Call ★ 604-720-0067


Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2004 BWM X5, 3.0L, auto, silver/ black interior, huge sunroof, 104,000miles. New trans/radiant, tires. $16,500. Call 604-669-6339 2008.5 NISSAN Titan Ext cab, unique 8 ft bed, loaded, Flex fuel. well maintained & serviced, some warranty remaining. $24,750 Firm 604-328-0070.


Sports & Imports

Tried & True Since 1902

Call for a free estimate:


Tree Services


Power Washing

FUTUR GRAFFITI SOLUTIONS, Power Washing & Graffiti Removal. Hot/Cold Water. 604-420-2848

Top Soil


*A discount equivalent to the HST will be given, call for details.

25 Years in Business 25 Years workmanship warranty


HIGH QUALITY top soil for gardening/landscaping. Gov’t approved. P-up/Del. 604-657-9936



CARPENTER HANDYMAN, Reno’s, Carpentry, H/W Flrs, Home Repairs, etc. 604-307-6715

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



LOW COST CONSTRUCTION Renos, additions, kitchens, suites, drywall tile. 778-706-6633

ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick,


Renovations & Home Improvement




Quality Work You Can Trust!


Power Washing

Painting/ Wallpaper


WILDWOOD LANDSCAPING Hedge Trimmimg & Tree Pruning & Hedge Removal Spring Up Chaffer Control & Lawn Restoration. Comm/Strata/Res Aerating & Power Raking. Free Estimates. 604-893-5745

Oil Tank Removal

ALL-PRO TANK REMOVAL & Detection Best Price Guaranteed Free Est 778-223-8265


Artistry of Hardwood Floors

PRESSURE WASHING, Gutter Cleaning and Repairs Call George • 778-859-7793 Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK


Refinish, sanding, install, dustless Prof & Quality work 604-219-6944

A1 Steve’s Gutter Cleaning & Repair from $98. Gutters vacuumed/hand clean. 604-524-0667



Same Day Service, Fully Insured

Flooring/ Refinishing


Moving & Storage

AMI MOVING ★ 3-5 ton cube. Starting at $39/hour. Local & long distances. 24/7 ★ 604-617-8620

Lawn & Garden • Clean-ups & Disposal, Gutters/Press Washing Seniors Disc. Al @ 604-783-3142



Spring Services


DIRECT FROM THE MILL 6x8 Fence Panels from $27, Siding, Decking, Roofing, Shed, Split Rail, etc... We Install Chain Link & Cedar Fencing. Free Est. 7753 Edmonds St, Burnaby Call 604-520-7792







To place your ad call


1999 SAAB Htckbck, great cond, aircared, 178k km, new brakes, 9 tires. $4950 OBO. 604-762-4237

2003 Nissan Sentra Manual 213,000 kms 2003 Nissan Sentra SER Spec V. Yellow, All power, standard 6spd, sun/moon roof, spoiler, cruise, am/fm cd sound system with sub. All ways maintained, in fantastic condition. $4,900 Call: (778) 772-6314



17’ LONG runabout with a reliable Yamaha 40 hp engine & a galvanized trailer $3500. 604-328-6933, 604-313-2180



2005 29FT JaycoTrailer. like new, winterized, Awning, strg, slide, ac, $16,000obo 604-997-9201

2007 JAYCO Travel Trailer, 25 ft, like new, sleeps 6, walk around queen bed, slide, a/c, BBQ, spare + lots of extras. $17,900. George 604-576-7476 eves. Private sale 2009 BIGFOOT Camper 25C 9.4 long box. Mint, spotless, used twice, Must sell! Call for more info and pics avail on request. Coq. area. 604-937-7363

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