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health Who inspires you?

TEACHERS, PARENTS, CHILDREN A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION

DAVIDICUS WONG

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f all the great personalities in history and of all the people you have met in your life, who has inspired you the most? Whose words and actions, style and manner have influenced you in the most positive way? I have been inspired by teachers who shared knowledge and wisdom, patients who with courage have confronted illness and disability, my dad with his honest work ethic, and my children who have made me a better person. Growing up, I spent many hours reading Superman and Batman comic books. I imagined having a secret identity and using my powers to overcome adversity, help those in

need and make the world a better place. I also read the World Book encyclopedia — cover to cover — from A to Z. The stories of the great people in history and mythology filled my imagination. I didn’t realize it then but the heroes of mythology and comic books represented what mythologist Joseph Campbell called “the hero’s journey” — the archetypal adventure that represents the life of every human being. When I reflect upon who has been my greatest inspiration — and who still sets my standards for morality and compassion, my mother comes first. She was literate, outgoing and kind. She was the most thoughtful person I have ever known. She not only considered the needs of her family but she would worry about every other person she knew. She was the most honest person I have ever met. If given extra change, she would walk a mile back to the grocery store. She would always do what she knew to be right. My mom taught me the importance of family. When she was nine years old, she and her siblings were orphaned. Continued on next page

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2012 THE VANCOUVER COURIER

2013 Bus Service Optimization Open House

Service optimization is the process of reallocating “bus service hours” from areas of low-productivity to where demand is higher. It’s a critical part of TransLink’s ongoing program of managing the transit network to become more efficient and effective.

VANCOUVER OPEN HOUSE Date: Tuesday November 20th, 2012 Time: 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Location: Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre – Room B, 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver

We invite you to attend the 2013 Bus Service Optimization Open House to learn more about the proposed changes and how you may be affected, ask questions and review alternative travel options available to you. For further information on route changes visit translink.ca/serviceop and for event details please contact Kate Grossman, TransLink Community Relations Coordinator, at Kate.grossman@translink.ca or 604.453.4660.

PROPOSED ROUTE CHANGES 2, 22 Service Refinement Combine as 22 and extend some short-turns to Knight and Kingsway C21, C23 Service Redesign Separate services, extend C21 to Stanley Park and C23 along Terminal Ave

translink.ca/serviceop

Happily Ever After?

Retirement doesn’t have to be a grim fairy tale... TOPICS WILL INCLUDE: • 6 Mistakes Retirees Make - How to Avoid Them • Planning for income in an ultra-low interest rate environment • Pitfalls of joint ownership • Strategic estate planning can help your kids inherit more

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH, 2012 1:30PM - 3PM Dunbar Community Centre 4747 Dunbar St.

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST, 2012 1:30PM - 3PM Vancouver Lawn Tennis & Badminton Club 1630 West 15th Avenue

YOUR PRESENTER: Jim Doyle CFP, CLU, CDFA, TEP, CSWP approaches the process of wealth accumulation and wealth preservation, estate conversion and transfer, with three decades of well-honed skill. As a Certified Financial Planner, Jim is know for his ability to take complex tax and financial planning concepts and make them easy to understand, working collaboratively with your allied professionals. As a graduate of the UBC Sauder School of Business Family Enterprise Advisor Program, Jim helps families facilitate conversations around money matters - both of a personal nature - as well as business-related. Invest with intent.

Admission by donation to the Food Bank. To reserve please call Paige 604-682-5431 ext. 213 (24 hours) ** NOTE: This seminar is recommended for investors with investment portfolios in excess of $250,000 ** ™ Trademark owned by IGM Financial Inc. and licensed to its subsidiary corporations. Insurance products and services distributed through I.G Insurance Services Inc. Insurance license sponsored by The Great-West Life Assurance Company.

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