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Yi Fan Pan of Team B.C. received a high five at home plate from teammate Nick Atkinson during the Canadian Little League Championships at Chris Zuehlke Park in North Vancouver. The B.C. reps from Langley won the Canadian title after beating Quebec 11-0 in the championship game Saturday afternoon. The all-stars are representing Canada at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., with their first game scheduled for this Friday against Saudi Arabia. See story on page A15.

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Bruin seen strolling through Grove If a bear is seen, police advise leaving it alone and calling RCMP or a conservation officer. by Roxanne Hooper

Police are issuing a warning to runners and walkers using the trails in North Langley this week after several bear sightings. Mounties are alerting all residents in the Walnut Grove area to be aware of a bear spotted in the area repeatedly over the past few days, said Langley RCMP Cpl. Holly Marks. There are no indications that the bear is aggressive, but police are warning that the black bear has been spotted multiple times

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A bear was spotted this weekend in Walnut Grove. These pictures were captured in the 9800 block of 203rd Street, but other sightings have been reported in the area of Dorothy Peacock Elementary. The public is being warned to avoid the animal. in Walnut Grove this weekend and should not be approached. The bear was last seen at about


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2 p.m. Sunday in the 20600 block of 87th Avenue, Marks said. Police and BC Conservation

officers are continuing to search for the bear, but in the meantime, they are asking residents and visitors in the area to be on high alert. “If the bear is seen, leave it alone and contact either Langley RCMP [604-532-3200] or the BC Conservation Office Service [1800-663-9453],” Marks said. While bear sightings are not a very common occurrence in Langley, there are a few cases a year. Three bears in Langley were in the news just last week, after a man in Anmore was mauled by a black bear. The mother was shot by conservation officers and the three male cubs were brought to Langley’s Critter Care wildlife shelter for care. • More online at, click on “News”

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Horse versus berry

Horse owners are finding themselves at odds with the growing number of area blueberry farms and the cannons they use to scare off birds during harvest season. John Reidl, who runs Sweetline Quarter Horses in South Langley, said a new blueberry farm next-door is putting his business and clients at risk of injury. Debbie Etsell, executive director of the B.C. Blueberry Council, said the industry association is doing its part to mitigate conflict. • More online

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A Hells Angel based out of Langley was one of the men shot in Kelowna Sunday. Police fear a new round of escalating gang violence after Red Scorpion gangster Jonathan Bacon was shot dead outside a Kelowna resort Sunday afternoon and his Hells Angel friend was critically wounded. A total of five people were wounded in the attack that killed Bacon. • More online


All stars are third

Placing third in all of Canada is no small feat for a group of baseball players from Langley, North Langley, and White Rock. The Lower Fraser Valley allstars were a force at the Senior Little League Canadian championships in Rouyn-Noranda, Que. The all-star team that included several local players recovered from a slow start at the nationals to end up in the top three. • More online


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A Langley-based charity will try to feed some of the thousands starving in East Africa. by Matthew Claxton

Bill Blaney will be travelling to the Horn of Africa in September to oversee aid distribution to refugees and displaced persons in the drought-stricken region. Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance

Part of the massive aid effort to help the famine-stricken Horn of Africa is being organized from an office in Langley. The Global Aid Network (GAiN) is headquartered in Langley Township. GAiN Canada’s director Bill Blaney said right now the agency is working with its contacts and network on the ground in Ethiopia to get food aid to those who need it. “We will try to look after people no one else is looking after,” Blaney said. The Horn of Africa is a region that includes Somalia, which has been ravaged by war for decades, Ethiopia, and parts of Kenya. The situation in Somalia in particular is a major crisis, with thousands fleeing famine caused by one of the worst droughts in decades.. Many are crossing the border into nearby Ethiopia. In addition to the refugees, there are internally displaced persons from within Ethiopia also affected by the drought and on move. “This is such a desperate situation,” Blaney said. The lives of more than 12 million people are threatened, according to GAiN. Massive international groups like the UN World Food Program are geared to do major distribution of food from large, central-

ized hubs, said Blaney. That can leave those outside the gates of the official camps still in need. It’s those people, either outside the camps or away from the central locations, that GAiN hopes to help. The agency doesn’t need donations of food right now, and won’t be sending containers of

supplies. There is food in Ethiopia, it’s just a matter of buying it and getting it to where it needs to be. So GAiN is concentrating on fundraising. “We never end up with money left over in these things, ever,” Blaney noted. Every dollar will be used on the project.

Later, as the situation settles down and the immediate crisis is averted, food may be imported as well. But Blaney said it would simply take too long right now, nothing would get there in time to help people. The agency already has about 110 staff in Ethiopia, in the form of partner groups who will set up the on the ground response. In September, Blaney will be heading to Ethiopia himself to work on logistics in the region. Although the situation is already bad, Blaney said it could get worse later this year. The Horn of Africa has two rainy seasons every year. The first, the main one, has already failed causing the present famine. A smaller rainy season in the fall could help farmers there scrape by, but if it fails as well – predictions are not looking good – things will only deteriorate further. Anyone interested in donating to help send aid to the region through GAiN can do so through their website, at www.globalaid. net. Until Sept. 15, the Canadian government is matching funds made to legitimate charities and aid groups that are working to fight the famine. Money will go into a fund for further aid work. GAiN has experience working in East Africa. In Darfur, a wartorn region of southern Sudan (Southern Sudan recently won its independence from the northern part of the country) GAiN fed about 10,000 people for five years. They put more than $1 million into that effort.


Drivers could face hefty parking fines A ticketing blitz targeting those who park in handicapped stalls is slapping down offenders.

by Matthew Claxton

A campaign to try and stop illegal parking in handicap-designated spots is having an effect, Langley Township’s top bylaws officer believes. Bill Storie said that since the campaign was announced in midJuly, bylaw officers have handed out 18 tickets to people without the proper permits. One of those was “marked back” as the driver had an expired permit, Storie said. “Do I think it’s working? Yes, I think it is,” Storie said. He described the campaign as part of educating people about the proper use of the stalls.

The campaign was sparked by Joyce Olson, a former nurse who suffers from multiple sclerosis and requires handicapped parking stalls. After she twice saw able-bodied people fill up the stalls during a single day earlier this year, she took her case to the Township hall. Tickets cost the violators $100, but that number may go up sometime after the Township council resumes sitting in September. A motion to look into higher fines – they could go as high as $500 – is under consideration. Parking permits for the special spaces are issued by SPARC BC, a non-profit that has issued permits to more than 100,000 people in B.C. Those with permits include people who will need them for the rest of their lives. Some are users of wheelchairs, canes, or other mobility devices. Others may have health problems, such as heart or lung issues, that are invisible but prevent them from walking long distances. Those with temporary disabilities, such as broken legs or recent surgeries, can also get temporary SPARC passes.

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Runner looks for cities A Langley father is lacing up as he tries to do runs in 70 communities over the next two years. by Heather Colpitts

Half a dozen cities down, just over 60 to go until a Langley man reaches his goal of running seven miles in 70 cities. Ernie Kasper started his Photo contributed 70x7 Challenge with a run in Ernie Kasper posted a photo to Facebook after running in city Qualicum, on Vancouver Island. number 5 – Maple Ridge. Since then, the father of two has run in Abbotsford, Port ran from Langley to Abbotsford. Kells, White Rock, Hope and Maple Now his 70x7 Challenge is taking off Ridge. On Aug. 20, he plans to run in and is, like his previous activities, based Chilliwack. on showing what people can accomplish. Running seven miles in 70 cities is an “Basically it’s just to show people that impressive feat for most people but more are struggling with illness that they can so for him. Kasper is determined not to overcome,” he said. let a stroke keep him from living, albeit a Kasper is also trying to encourage life very different from before his stroke. people to speak out about the need for Kasper was at work at a hospital in changes in the health care system and for Abbotsford in 2006 when the then 33people to be advocates for their health. year-old had a stroke. Ironically, no one He points to his experiences since his caught it and he went on to have many stroke, when he and his family had to minor strokes over a two-week period he fight for services. finally received medical attention. He’s been doing the campaign on his But by then there was significant brain own but would like to find corporate damage that has affected his memory, sponsorship so he can do runs in other balance, speech, and body. What the parts of Canada and take this message stroke couldn’t steal was his optimism. beyond the Lower Mainland. Kasper spoke to the Langley Advance “It’s basically a run for hope,” Kasper back in May to spotlight strokes in young said. people which have been overlooked by The name 70x7 comes from a Biblical the medical community. He was again in reference to foregiveness. Find out more the spotlight later that month when he at his Way of the Dove Facebook page.



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Fox to run for council Announcements about who’s running for council are coming one by one.

good health; the councillor had a kidney transplant a few years ago after suffering several years of declining kidney function. The councillor said he is not currently by Matthew Claxton supporting any specific candidate for the mayor’s seat. Langley Township councillor Charlie Fox has been critical of Fox will be running this fall, Green’s leadership for several but not for mayor. years. Fox said he will run for a “There’s no question in my council seat again, ruling out mind that the Township needs speculation that he might try to good leadership,” Fox said. unseat Mayor Rick Green. Green recently unveiled his “Since the loss to council of team of council candidates, and Jordan Bateman there has been has confirmed he will be runincreased pressure on me to ning with seven possible counrun for the position,” Fox said cillors. in a press release. Jack Froese, owner of J.D. He said he feels he can do Charlie Fox Turkey Farms, is running the most good from his council against Green for the position Township councillor seat. of mayor. He is a longtime local Fox also mentioned his current level of resident and former police officer.

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arrived in a raiding party, apparently to attack the Kwantlen First Nations people who lived near the fort. The early trading diaries of the HBC leaders of the fort are filled with rumours of raiding parties, although more often than not, they remained simply rumours. In this incident, supposedly, the cannon was fired to ward off the raiders. “It was a bit of a rout,” said Starr, and according to the account, the raiders quickly fled. However, there is no written original source for the story. “That is a little bit suspect,” said Starr.

They’ve raised the roof. Now the Fort Langley Lions are looking to stoke the fire. The service club’s annual fundraising barbecue will help bring in much needed dollars to help with furnace replacement at the Seniors Hall in Fort Langley. Last year funds helped with roofing. “This year we need to keep our seniors warm by replacing our furnace in the facility,” explained Fred Jackson, club chair of the cookout. The Great Western Cookout is Aug. 20. “The Lions, along with the help of Freybe’s Foods, will be serving up an all-you-can-eat western-style barbecue,” he noted. Tyme Machine will be performing on the Langley Township Spirit Stage. Needless to say that if the food is western-style grub, people are encouraged to dress western as well. The barbecue will include a dance floor, games, a silent auction and more. The fun gets started at 3 p.m. The goal of the event is to raise $7,500. The Township has provided that amount as well. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for those 12 and younger. Contact Dennis at 604-818-8651 to reserve tickets then pay for them at the gate.





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Gangs ruin a nice, quiet year For a while there, it was looking as if the RCMP and IHIT had everything in hand. In 2009, the first three months of the year were marked with so many violent incidents they began to blur together. Murders rocked Langley, along with virtually every other community in the Lower Mainland, from Vancouver to Abbotsford. Gangsters, from the UN Gang, the Red Scorpions, the Independent Soliders, all seemed determined to wipe their rivals off the face of the planet. But by the middle of the year, the violence had slowed, and by 2010, things had definitely calmed down. The B.C. murder rate dropped by 31 per cent in a single year, and the overall Canadian murder rate hit its lowest level in almost half a century. Of the several Langley murders from 2009, several suspects are awaiting trial, one man has been convicted and given a life sentence, and two more are wanted and on the run. It looked like the good guys were on a winning streak. Then this week, gunfire erupted on a Kelowna street. Jonathan Bacon, one of the three notorious Bacon brothers of Abbotsford, had been gunned down by masked men wielding assault rifles. Wounded was a member of the Hells Angels White Rock chapter – which is actually headquartered in Langley. The gang wars in B.C. are not over yet. Now we have to wait, with our teeth clenched, for the possible retaliation. If the Red Scorpions and the Angels do try to take revenge, it could mean more bullets flying and bodies falling. And every time that happens, it means more chances for innocent bystanders to be hurt or killed. The police always ask, when investigating such crimes, for people to come forward with information. It’s not just to put away a crook who killed another crook. It’s to help keep people safe. Who wants to live in a world where we have to worry about gunfire at the grocery store, the mall, or the movies? – M.C.

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a Twisted Sister We’re Not Gonna Take It ring tone, just because the guy two campsites away forgot to set his cellphone to vibrate as a courtesy to others anxious to enjoy the outdoors without the intrusion of electronic leashes. Roxanne Hooper By now, it’s obvious electronics and ing don’t go together in my books. I’d rather relax with a good book (and I’m not talking a Kindle variety), or a battery-operated transistor Flush toilets and hot showers are extra radio playing some soft tunes (maybe even an amenities I really appreciate when I head out iPod) is the extent of it for me. for a weekend of camping, but even those For that reason, I am elated to hear that aren’t a must. B.C. parks – for the most part – will remain Now there’s talk of providing Wi-Fi. Please? off the grid when it comes to offering wireless Much of my life has become dependent on Internet access around the campfire. the Internet: accessing, gleaning, and sharing A recent B.C. Parks satisfaction survey news, then repackaging it and turning it into showed strong opposition to going wireless in something useful and/or enjoyable for our the wilderness. And at least for now, the park local readers to consume – more and more operators seem game to comply. of them turning to our online Yippee! version of the paper to get their Who needs to be so Only a quarter of those surlocal news fix and enjoy comveyed were in favour of Wi-Fi munity tidbits. plugged in that they at campgrounds; most share my But give your head a shake, can’t disconnect for views and are anxious to leave people! Stop pushing for wi-fi at campgrounds around B.C. The a few days of peace? the city and all its “conveniences” (at least, most) behind. entire premise of going camping An even stronger opposing is to escape from the hustle and voice was heard from users at the nearby bustle of our busy lives. Who really needs to Golden Ears Provincial Park last year. Out of be so plugged in that they can’t afford to disthe 67 people canvassed, a resounding 49 per connect for a few days of peace, tranquility, cent went as far as to say wireless Internet and freedom from cyberspace. was “unacceptable or undesirable.” Admittedly, I might be more receptive to But be forewarned, it’s probably not too the concept of wireless access if I pull into far off. Here comes one of those generational the more urban sites at Derby Reach or Brae rants: I can’t attend a family dinner without Island in Fort Langley, which because of the half the clan at the table phoning, texting, or proximity to civilization, probably already tweeting someone during the meal. So, I know offer such services. the day is fast approaching when these technoBut when I escape into the wilderness and logical devices rule our world completely am lounging in my campsite at more remote – and campgrounds will offer little refuge. locations such as Golden Ears or Rolley Lake For sure, such a move would make me an Provincial Parks, I want to be hearing the “unhappy camper,” figuratively and literally. crackling of the campfire and the perking of But wait… maybe I should rethink this. If the camp stove coffee, not the dings and beeps I voted in favour of such a move, would that confirming the latest downloads, uploads, mean I could disappear into the backwoods for emails, tweets, and (Facebook) pokes. days on end and pretend I’m working by sendSure, I understand the need for telephone ing out a few emails every once in a while? access in case of emergencies when camping. Hmm? While that sounds somewhat tantalBut a pay phone has sufficed for years. izing, it’s not for me. I don’t ever want to be awakened again to

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Restraint applauded – maybe

Dear Editor, I applaud Premier Christie Clark for trying to pull in the reins on run-away municipal and related regional government tax horses.

For years, I have urged property tax restraint. The high rates of property tax increases are not sustainable. Combined with provincial and regional taxes, we


Double work wasteful

Dear Editor, A few months ago I received a letter from the Township of Langley tax department. I was required to fill out my particulars as it affected my status of payment. When I phoned, a pleasant woman assured me the information was correct and that my taxes through authorized bank withdrawals would continue as in the past. Today, I received another letter, telling me I was a thousand and something in arrears. I phoned immediately. “How can this be?” I asked. They explained that the amount was owing because they were only taking money from my bank account 10 times, instead of the usual 12 a year. The arrears portion was to cover the extra two months, but would be less when I filled in my claim for age exemption. “But I’ve already filled it in,” I pleaded. “For us, yes, but this time it is for the provincial government” he explained. What a waste of time, paper, administration duties and stamps. It seems to me someone in the Township tax office is not doing a good job. Another reason, perhaps, why the entire Langley City and Township should be united. Mike Harvey, Langley

are forcing young and old out of our communities. I hope Premier Clark’s proposed Municipal Auditor General plan will work to build strong communities and families, and not just add another layer of bureaucracy, or be a mechanism to take community monies to finance provincial deficits. Giving autonomy to communities will build the future of this province. That is what previous B.C. governments achieved with the new Community Charter and revisions to the old Municipal Government Act. If Premier Clark’s proposed new Municipal Auditor General initiative will reduce property taxes and continue to reduce provincial red tape, as well as provincial downloads and tax claw-backs from our municipal governments, then I am 100 per cent behind this idea. Councillor Kim Richter, Township of Langley [Note: A fuller version of this letter is online at]

Jordan Bateman

Tax watchdogs’ hiring choice ironic Dear Editor, The irony of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation hiring Mr. Bateman [Councillor leaving politics, Aug. 9, Langley Advance] is too much. During his years of representing Langley taxpayers, our taxes have gone through the roof. Maybe the CTF is on to something. They

can learn a lot about tax-and-spend from politicians like Mr. Bateman. Hopefully they can use his experience to do what he was unable to do: keep taxes to a minimum and reduce waste. John Hynes, Aldergrove [Note: Find more letters on this topic online at]

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Dear Editor, According to Langley Township’s website, of 46 local parks, five have horse

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Dog owners pay taxes, too

Dear Editor, The reader [Horse owners get bum rap, July 28 Letter, Langley Advance] responding to my comments about not giving Aldergrove Lake Park away to horses [Horses don’t need to have everything, July 21 Letters, Advance] clearly did not understand me. Dog owners also pay their share of taxes and have an obligation to the community. Horse owners may pay taxes on larger parcels of land, but they also get tax write-offs for boarding, breeding, or growing feed. The average dog owner does not have that option. We pay property taxes and pay for licences for our dog pets, and we also have an additional obligation to pick up after our dogs, and to have their business removed professionally and not put into household garbage. All we are asking for, as dog owners, is a bigger and better bite of the public space available to us. Off-leash dog parks in the Langley/Aldergrove area offer few options: either a dust bowl, a mud bowl, or a bog (excluding Derby Reach, because of the river). Horses get manicured trails and access to fresh water – which we dog owners do not have at most of our parks. D. Atkinson, Langley For more letters to the editor visit...

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off-leash park. Is J. Laurie [Canines need room to move, July 28 Letters, Langley Advance] aware that Campbell Valley Park has one 14 km trail for horses and 20 kms of trails for people and dogs only? I am a dog owner, as well, and frequently take my dog to the Aldergrove Park off-leash park, where there is plenty of room for dogs of all sizes to run. Afterwards, I put my dog on leash and walk the trails. Can’t we people of Langley try to play nicely? I tolerate the unleashed dogs barking and running at my horse in places they should be leashed, so please stop complaining. We are incredibly lucky to live in a community with fantastic facilities for horses and dogs, and I treasure Campbell Valley and Aldergrove Lake Parks, as well as the new High Point trails. Lori Boughton, South Langley [Note: A fuller version of this letter is online at]

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1951: Rain ends 58-day record

Langley’s history, as recorded in the files of the Langley Advance.

Eighty Years Ago

AUGUST 13, 1931

• About 700 Langleyites boarded the SS Alexandra in New Westminster at 3 a.m., to embark on the fifth annual Langley Boat Excursion and Basket Picnic, held under sunny skies at Sechelt.

Seventy Years Ago

AUGUST 14, 1941

• Political parties were selecting candidates for the upcoming provincial election. Incumbent Upper Fraser Valley MLA Len Shepherd was up for re-nomination by the Cooperative Com-

monwealth Federation, and Arthur Laing had thrown his hat in the ring for the Liberals. Rumour had it Tom Luxton would run as an independent Liberal, and Alex Hope might try for the Conservative ticket.

down after 40 years. • The Fraser Valley had enjoyed a stretch of 39 rainless days that ended on Aug. 13. • The average cost of paving a road in Langley was $3,500 per mile.

Sixty Years Ago

Forty Years Ago

• Rain brought a recordbreaking dry spell of 58 days to an end. The dry weather caused local farmers considerable hardship.

• Water use was restricted in Aldergrove after more than a month of continuous dry weather. Residents were allowed to water lawns only four hours every second day.

AUGUST 16, 1951

Fifty Years Ago

AUGUST 12, 1971

• The old Royal Bank building in Langley was torn

AUGUST 12, 1981

AUGUST 14, 1991

Ten Years Ago

AUGUST 14, 2001

• Langley was under consideration as a possible location for B.C.’s RCMP headquarters.

AUGUST 17, 2001

• Fort Langley-Aldergrove

MLA Rich Coleman’s first foray into creating law as B.C.’s new solicitor general was aimed at holding parents accountable for property crimes committed by their children. • Langley’s battling against invasive species of both vegetable and animal varieties were in the headlines. Beetles were being bred to eat away the purple loosestrife problem, while reports of an American bullfrog’s attack on a local cat brought international attention to that local invasion. • The controversial Sumas Energy 2 plant had 10 days left to hook up with BC Hydro’s energy grid.

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six months, City council decided instead to allow single-family dwelling and duplex residents to vote on whether or not they wanted a city-organized garbage pick-up service. • City council came out in support of MLA Carol Gran’s proposal to consider Langley Airport (located in Langley Township, next to the City) as a possible site for a university instead.

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council demanded an independent inquiry into the death of Bruce Mickey, who died in hospital at the University of B.C. after having been transferred there from Langley Memorial Hospital. Meanwhile, Mickey’s wife had been unable to obtain a copy of the autopsy report. Also looking into the death was the B.C. Organization to Fight Racism headed up by Charan Gill. • Mail was moving again, after the conclusion of a six-week national postal strike.

• Putting aside an earlier decision to wait and see for

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AUGUST 17, 1961


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Light my fire The Fort Langley Lions Club hosts the second annual oldfashioned western cookout on Aug. 20. From 3-10pm, enjoy barbecue and side dishes, games, the band Tyme Machine and more. Proceeds to replace furnaces at the Lions Hall in Fort Langley. $20 for adults, $10 for kids 12 and younger. Info: Wendy, 604-888-4051. Mercy Ride Help raise money for the Gateway of Hope shelter. The ride starts with a breakfast at the shelter, 5787 Langley Bypass, before a 2.5 hour ride and a barbecue lunch and band at Barnes Harley Davidson Buell. $25 per biker, $15 per passenger or $5 for lunch only. 8:30am-2pm on Aug. 20. Info: or 604514-7375.

Clubs/meetings Langley Field Naturalists Enjoy a field trip 7-9pm on Aug. 17 to the Langley Derby Peatlands as biology professor David Clements guides an evening walk. Sign up in advance at 604-856-7534.

Behind every work zone cone is a worker in a vulnerable position. Each cone stands for someone’s father, mother, son, or daughter. Slow down and drive with care when approaching a “cone zone.”

Seniors Aldergrove OAP Hall 71 New attendees welcome. The hall, 3010 273rd St., offers daily activities. Monday, 1pm crib-

bage (plus lessons) and snacks; Tuesday, 1pm round dance; Wednesday, 1pm art club; Thursday, 1:30 pm carpet bowling; Friday, 9:30am round dancing, 7pm partnership bridge (except the 2nd Fridays) $3, 604-856-3029; Saturday, 1pm old-time dancing to live band. Info: 604-857-7700. Aldergrove Vets & Seniors Society 27274 Fraser Hwy. – offers pool tables, darts, trips, dances, meals, etc. Info: 604-856-3271. \

Brookswood Seniors Bridge/pool/crib, etc. Tues. & Thurs. 10am-3pm; chess on Mon., 7-9pm, bingo/whist Fri. eves. At 19899 36th Ave. New members welcome. Regular activities: call 604-530-4232, line dancing: 534-0299, chess: 530-4693, duplicate bridge: 8567170, Paws2Dance: 534-6841, bingo: 534-2250. Food and Friends Langley Meals on Wheels has a program for seniors to share a nutritious lunch along with socializing and guest speakers. Lunches cost $3 and seniors must register in advance. Walnut Grove Community Centre: 2nd and 4th Thursday, 11:30am. Info: 604-882-0408. Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Centre: 2nd and 4th Friday, 11:30am. Info: 604856-2899. Brookswood Seniors Centre: 1st and 3rd Tuesday, 11:30am. Info: 604-530-4232. Langley City (Choo Choo’s

Langley Seniors Resource Society 20605 51B Ave. Sharing and Caring Socials (12:30pm, $3 drop-in fee): Aug. 18: ballroom dance Senior Vets and Associates The Fraser Valley Senior Vets & Associates is a fun group for those 55-plus. Activities include trips and in-house functions. The group meets on the last Thursday of each month, Sept. to June. Cost: $12 per year. New members always welcome. Info: Enice, 604-882-8691.

Other Blood donor clinics Call 1-888-2-DONATE for an appointment. Aug. 16: 1-8pm Murrayville Hall, 21667 48th Ave. Aug. 18: 1-8pm Murrayville Hall, 21667 48th Ave. Can it! The Langley Environmental Partners Society has a food preservation workshop 5:309:30pm on Aug. 18 at the Fort Langley Community Centre

All night star gazing Metro Vancouver and the Royal Astronomical Society invite people to Aldergrove Lake Regional Park on Aug. 19 starting at 8pm. People staying overnight must arrive by 11pm. $2 per person. Enjoy an interactive play from Greek mythology and navigate the constellations with park interpreters. Info: www. Family hike Metro Vancouver has a walk from Pepin Brook to Rock’n Horse Trail in Aldergrove Lake Regional Park 1-4pm on Aug. 25. Explore the habitat of the endangered Salish sucker and Nooksack dace. Ages 15 and older. $3.25 for youth and senior, $5.50 for adults. Register: 604-432-6359.

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Our local Boys of Summer are at the World Series. Langley Baseball’s 11/12 all-stars blanked Quebec 11-0 in Saturday afternoon’s final of the Canadian Little League Championships. And, in doing so, the B.C. reps from Langley are currently wearing Canada’s colours at the famed Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. Langley’s first game is on Friday against the usually tough reps from Saudi Arabia, the Arabian American Little League. If the locals win that game, they play the winner of Europe (Rotterdam, Netherlands) and Latin America (Maracay, Venezuela) on Sunday; if they lose to the Saudi team, they’ll play the loser of Europe/Latin America on Saturday. Other teams in Langley’s International Division are Taiwan (representing Asia Pacific), Aruba (Carribean), Hamamatsu City (Japan) and Mexicali Baja California (Mexico). Teams in the U.S. Division include La Grange, Ky. (Great Lakes), Cumberland, R.I. (New England), Billings, Mont. (Northwest), Warner Robins, Geo. (Southeast) and Lafayette, La. (Southwest). The U.S. and International champions meet in the Little League World Series final on Aug. 28. This marks the second time a Langley Baseball team has made it all the way to the Little

League World Series. The last team from Langley to represent Canada in Williamsport was the 1998 all-stars. That team, guided by coaches Dave Mihalech, George Duda, and Brian Sargent, lost 3-2 in extra innings to Japan in the International Pool championship game, played Aug. 27, 1998. The 2011 all-stars, coached by Jason Andrew and Rick Burns and managed by Dean Cantelon, flew to Williamsport on Sunday. Yi-Fan Pan allowed just two hits in getting the win as Langley scored 11 runs in the first two innings to win the Canadian title at North Vancouver’s Chris Zuehlke Park. Cole Cantelon hit a two-run homer as part of a seven-run second inning for B.C., which has now won seven straight Canadian championships. Second baseman Trevor Alcos had three RBIs and was two-fortwo, including a triple. Ian Burns, Alcos and Cantelon all had doubles, as well. Yi-Fan Pan pitched the entire game for Langley, while his twin brother Yi-An Pan played shortstop. There is a 10-run mercy rule in Little League but the game needed a minimum of four innings. The Cantelon family celebrated the victory by going to McDonald’s “for some health food,” joked Dean Cantelon. Speaking to the Langley Advance by phone Saturday, the elder Cantelon said Langley’s players and coaches had a feeling after a lively pre-game warm-up that something special was about to happen. “It was definitely good to get the win,” he said. “As for the score, we knew our bats were going to pick up today.” He said the scope of the win will likely sink in once the players touch their feet in

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Williamsport, hallowed ground for Little League ball players across the globe. “They’ve had it in mind and they’re excited, but I’m sure it’s going to hit home when they meet the media and the fans [in Williamsport].” The players were elated after Saturday’s win and couldn’t wait to get to Pennsylvania. “I’m very excited, it’s been my goal since I started playing the game,” said Cole Cantelon. “It came in belt-high and I just put a good swing on it,” he said of his homer, adding that playing in front of a couple of thousand fans with Sportsnet carrying the game live was “fun, but I was really nervous.” Alcos had almost as big a day at the plate. “It’s always been my dream to

go to Williamsport,” he said. “We set it as a goal at the beginning of the year. “And we did it.” “Since I started playing,” Burns, who hit two doubles, said of going to Williamsport, “it’s been a dream, something I’ve always wanted to do. It wasn’t easy to get this far.” The Canadian champions from Langley are: Colby Ring, Yi-An Pan, Riley Ens, Trevor Alcos, Connor McCreath, Ken Dubois, Ian Burns, Cole Cantelon, Yi-Fan Pan, Nick Atkinson, and Trevor Miller. ••• Langley beat host Mt. Seymour 2-1 on Friday night to advance to the championship game. “We’ve been preaching to our guys that this is our moment and we don’t want anybody to take

it away from us,” Andrew said. “We had to beat Hastings and Little Mountain in provincials. You know, we had to beat the last six national champions to get here.” After Quebec, 2-3 in the round robin, upset 5-0 Ontario in the earlier semifinal, Mt. Seymour had a chance to do the same against Langley. The game was scoreless through five innings. But Yi-Fan Pan cleared the fence at centre field, 210 feet out from home plate, by at least 25 feet in the top of the sixth inning to put Langley up 2-0. Mt. Seymour, however, rallied in the bottom of the sixth, Marshall Hogan seemingly tying the game with a double to the centrefield fence that looked like it had scored the runners on first and second. But Cameron Filippone, trying to score from first base, collided with Langley catcher Connor McCreath, knocking the ball out of his mitt, and Hogan was ruled out because of interference. Mt. Seymour’s Triston Matthews then grounded out to shortstop for the final out, stranding Hogan on third base. “Our guys were a bit overconfident coming into the game after Ontario lost to Quebec,” Andrew said. “They started thinking ahead a little bit. It took a 10-minute talk to get them to refocus.” ••• The team hopes sponsors will help the players’ parents get to Williamsport. “The boys really want to see their parents there,” Dean Cantelon said. Anyone wishing to offset some of the financial pressures can contact Jennifer McCreath at • More online at, click on “Sports” – Gordon McIntyre is a reporter with the Vancouver Province

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The Langley players look to upset first-place New Westminster in the WLA championship series, which starts Wednesday. by Troy Landreville

Langley Thunder has a dance partner in the Western Lacrosse Association playoff final. And this dance partner isn’t pretty, nor delicate. Metaphorically speaking, the New Westminster Salmonbellies are musclebound, heavily tattooed, sport a buzz cut, and have the potential to sweep the Thunder players off their feet, in a very bad way. “They are the three-time defending [WLA] champions, they are tough, physical, talented, they have size, athleticism, and their goaltending’s strong,” Thunder head coach Rod Jensen said. “Other than that, they’re a piece of cake.” The third place Thunder (8-8-2) defeated the second place Victoria Shamrocks

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WLA rookie of the year Brodie MacDonald is leading the Langley Thunder into the WLA playoff final versus the New Westminster Salmonbellies. (10-6-2) in one of two WLA semifinal series. The upstart Thunder won its first playoff series since moving to Langley in 2004, sweeping Victoria in four straight games while outscoring the ’Rocks 44-31. In the other WLA semifinal, the first place Salmonbellies (11-5-2) defeated the fourth place Maple Ridge Burrards (810-0) four games to one.

This victory marks the fourth consecutive year that New Westminster will face off for the league championship. For the Thunder, the secret to success against the ’Bellies will be handling their physicality while finding a way to score on their rock solid defence. New West allowed just 137 goals this season, the fewest in the eight-team WLA.

“These guys are a little bit bigger and more aggressive than Victoria so it will be a real challenge for us,” Jensen said. “We have to be smart. Our offensive players have to keep their feet moving, but we will bang them around, too.” Asked about his team’s chances of winning its first WLA title in Langley, Jensen said he is “quietly confident.” “The way we’re playing, we have a legitimate chance to make some noise,” he said. “We’ll give it everything we’ve got.” The series begins tomorrow (Wednesday) at New Westminster’s Queen’s Park Arena. Game time is 7:45 p.m. Game two is Friday at the Langley Events Centre with a 7:45 p.m. opening faceoff. Action shift back to Queen’s Park for game three Sunday at 7:45 p.m. ••• The Thunder have an award-winning goaltender leading the team into the final.

Langley Thunder’s Brett Mydske tracked down Victoria Shamrocks ball carrier Corey Small. Mydske has been named the recipient of the WLA’s Fred Wooster Unsung Hero Award. Carl Meadows photo

The 2011 recipient of the Ed Bayley Award for Rookie of the Year is Langley netminder Brodie MacDonald, who helped the Thunder to a thirdplace league finish and its first playoff series victory, over the Victoria Shamrocks, in its eight-year existence in Langley. The 6’7” MacDonald finished with a regular season record of 6-2-2. He had a tidy 8.51 goals against average with a save percentage of 8.22. ••• Another Thunder player who is enjoying a banner

year is Brett Mydske. Mydske was recently named the recipient of the Fred Wooster Unsung Hero Award. “Brett is a big, strong defender with great feet and a good long reach,” Jensen said. “He may not say a lot but he makes a lot of noise by stopping offensive players.” In the late spring, the 6’4” 205-pound New Westminster native helped Team Canada win gold at the World Indoor Box Lacrosse Championships, held in Prague, Czech Republic.


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PITBULL puppies Pure Bred Gottiline, 3 F. 9 wks,dewormed, vet checked, $700 negot.(604)819-6006 BULLDOGS ENGLISH CKC Reg, Sold w $500 of free boarding. 2 lovely boys remaining. Avail 8th Aug $2,300 (604) 898-9044


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Financial Services

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Notice is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of ALBERT ARTHUR LASSAM, deceased, previously of 7175 - 207th St, Langley, B.C. are hereby required to send them to the undersigned Executor, Ruth Lassam, 7175 - 207 St., Langley, B.C. V2Y 1T4, before the 28th day of September, 2011 after which date the Executor will distribute the said estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of which it then has notice. Ruth Lassam, Executor

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Mobile Homes

NEW SINGLE wide in Adult park. Assumable morgage. Owner will trade as well. 604-830-1960 NEW SRI homes single, dbl & modular on display, Abby. 830-1960

1268 216th Street, Langley Beautiful serene country estate consisting of over 33 acres with wonderful views. Large, stately home with over 8,800 sqft, including 7 beds and 5 baths. This beautiful rolling landscape can be used for equestrian purposes, as a vineyard, or to be enjoyed as a retreat away from the city! Call: (604) 351-4116 or Email:

1495 Balfour Avenue Vancouver Elegant First Shaughnessy home. Completely renovated boasting over 7,000 sqft with new spacious gourmet kitchen & new baths. Large gracious rooms throughout with high ceilings on all 4 levels. Close to all the best schools, transportations, shopping, golfing & etc! Call: (604) 351-4116 or Email:


Repossessed mobile homes to be moved, 1974-2008, Chuck at 604-830-1960.


Out Of Town Property

20 ACRE LAND FORECLOSURES $0Down, take over $99/mo.(usd). Was $16,900 (usd). Now $12,900 (usd)! Near El Paso Texas. Beautiful Views, Owner financing. Money Back Guarantee. FREE color brochure! 1-800-843-7537


Real Estate Wanted

REAL Estate Investor looking for Houses, Townhomes, Condos. Phone Calum 604-532-1923 or email:


Recreation Property

Waterfront 2Br+cottage, Private cove. Nanoose Bay, Van. Island. 1/3 acre. 1-250-468-9607

Condos/ Townhouses



BURNABY - By Owner. Hi-rise, 18th flr, 2 Br, Central Park. view & location. Low $300,000’s. Agents OK 778-928-1804, 604-433-8860


Houses - Sale


Real Estate




office: 604- 936-3907

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CENTRAL LOCATION ABBOTFORD 4 level split, 3 BR., 2 ½ baths, double att. garage, large dble. lot with 2 level landscaping and large work/garden shed. Updated throughout incl. oak floor and pot lights in the kitchen, new ensuite, new window coverings, new paint inside and out, new roof and completed basement with wet bar plus intercom/radio system up and down & good sized storage room. Great for medium to large family – lots of room to install pool or play area in the backyard. Good neighbors who have lived on this street for years – well looked after properties. Asking $495,000 (this price includes all appliances). Call for appointment to view 604-855-7033 or 604-807-8441. For sale by owner. No realtors.

Large Units. Near Lougheed Mall. Transportation & S.F.U.

office: 604- 939-2136 cell: 604- 805-9490 LANGLEY CITY APTS ON 201A FREE: heat, h/w, cable TV, laundry, parking. BACHELOR 1 & 2 BDRMS. No Pets! SENIOR & ADULT ORIENTED. Rainbow & Majorca Call Betsy 604-533-6945 Villa & Stardust Call Michael - 604-533-7578 CALL FOR SPECIALS


1BDRM/1BTH Clayton Coach House 192ST/67A $725/mo Incl util/cbl, insuite w/d, prkg, n/s, n/p, near amen/bus,604-230-3649

N DELTA 84/112 4BR hse, 2 full baths, w/d, nr shcools, deck, garage. Avail now. $1200 + utils. 604-765-1725, 604-999-5427

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 LANGLEY CITY


Spacious Bach, 1 BR, 2 BR & 3 BR Apts. Rent incls heat & h/w. Resident Mgr.

Call 604-530-0030


8507 120th St, N. Delta 1 BR from $625. 2 BR from $725. 3 BR from $825. Incls heat, h/w & cable. Some stes with mtn views. For more info or to view CALL 604 594-5211

22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge Large units. Close to Golden Ears Bridge. Great view of River

office: 604- 463-0857 cell: 604- 375-1768

SKYLINE APARTMENTS 1 BR & 2 BR. Cable incl’d. U/grd prkg. N/p. Resident Mgr.

Call 604-536-8499



Clean & affordable. Bach, 1 BR & 2 BR. Near seniors’ centre. Rents incls heat, h/w & cable.

Call 604-530-0932

JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq

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

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


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

office: 604- 524-8174 cell: 604- 813-8789


Clean 1 BR & 2 BR Apts. Mature oriented building near Guildford Mall. Rent incl cable, heat, hot water. Prkg available. N/P. Resident Managers. 604-584-5233 or 604-588-8850



ALDERGROVE CLEAN 2 BR, mobile on acreage. Incls, w/d, d/w, 1.5 baths, new floors. Avail Sept 1. $1300. 778-808-8211


Suites/Partial Houses

CLOVERDALE, 170A/59. Lrg 1 BR gr lev, D/W, W/D, alarm. $750 incls utls/net/cable. NS/NP. Refs req’d. Avail Sept 1. 604-576-6916


Suites/Partial Houses

WALNUT GROVE. Big 1 BR + d/room. Shared laundry. Priv ent. $795/mo includes hydro/cable/ ’net. Ns/np. Sept 1. 604-888-1374


Warehouse/ Commercial

LANGLEY small whse, $895/mo. Willowbrook hobby/storage shop $595/mo. 604-834-3289 19370 36th Ave Surrey 5.6 acres, 2,400 Sq.ft. house, 6,300 sq.ft. workshop. Lease term 1-3 years, $10,000 NNN. Contact Dean 604-230-0488.



1/2 ACRE Land with workshop, reasonable rent, 146 & 64 Ave. Call 604-518-8100.

office: 604- 939-8905 cell: 604- 916-0261


Houses - Rent

AVAIL SEPT 1, very clean 4 BR 2643 James St., Abbotsford. $1350/mo. No pets, 4 appls, fenced back yard. Call 604-583-6844 or 604 809-7796

552 Dansey Ave, Coq

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


LANGLEY 2 BR apt, 202/53A, close to shopping, incl. heat & hot water, quiet complex, no pets. $ 905. Call 604-539-0217.

Close to Lougheed Mall, S.F.U. & Transportation.




401 Westview St, Coq

Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Chilliwack fully renovated 3400sf 3br 3ba character home $458,900 795-2997 id5402 Chilliwack large 2522sf 3br 2.5ba tnhse, mn fl master br view $325K 701-1245 id5411 Langley Senior’s Bargain 1000sf 2br 1ba up level tnhse, 55+ $155K 532-1772 id5371 Mission beautiful 2700sf 5br 3ba, 7191sf lot, amazing suite $448K 287-2860 id5409 Squamish Resort Living 650sf 1br condo concrete bldg, view $300K 808-9288 id5397


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545 Rochester Ave, Coq


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1300 King Albert, Coq Close to Transportation, Schools & S.F.U.

CLOVERDALE. Big 2 BR, f/bath. Ns/np. $750/mo incl hydro. By schools/bus. Now. 778-574-2878 LANGLEY MEADOWS Bright 2 BR + Den ste, own W/D, D/W, f/p, prkg, sep entry. Av Sep 1. $1000 incls utls. NS/NP. 604-961-6732 STUDENTS WELCOME! Fully Furnished 2 BR bsmt ste, WILLOUGHBY HGHTS Quiet neighborhood. Queen beds, incls linens, cutlery, appliances, cable, wireless net, all utls. Priv entry & laundry. Avail. Minutes TWU & shops. NS/NP. Credit Card payments accepted. Call 604-510-1982 Cell 604-785-6863

1BDRM/1BTH 4283-232 Street Langley Recently renovated one bedroom suite for rent. No Pets $875 Monthly Call: (604) 534-4187 email:



CLEANING LADY service avail, 17 yrs exp, min 4 hrs, $23/hr. Move in/out. 604-340-1260 TWO LITTLE LADIES WITH BIG MOPS. Your one stop cleaning shop!!... Call 778-395-6671



K. C. DRYWALL Complete Drywall Services. 604-533-2139 cel 604-417-1703



WE LOVE SMALL JOBS All Work Guar. 604-220-8347 #22047

PUPIN ELECTRIC. (#102091). Comm/Res. Bonded and insured. Professional work. 604-719-8603

Linwood Place Apartments

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

1st Month’s Rent is FREE! 1 & 2 BDRM’S starts @ $675-$835/mo. Free hotwater, heat, basic cable, weight/game room, prkg, includes security. Please Call 604-530-6555 ★★★Must bring in this Ad to receive 1st Month FREE!


in the Classifieds!

Call 604-444-3000 Call 604-795-4417 Call 604-444-3000 to place your ad to your ad ad toplace place your


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+).


Escort Services

Carman Fox and friends

The Fox Den at Metrotown out-call Escorts Vancouver



office: 604-937-7343 cell: 778-829-3567

Downtown LANGLEY




VERN’S EXCAVATING • Mini Excavator (1’, 2’, 3’, 5’ Bucket Sizes) • Small 4x4 Dump Truck • Bobcat • Back Fill • Ditching • Driveways • Yard Levelling • Drainage


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Flooring/ Refinishing

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



Dependable Home & Yard Repair & Maintenance. No job too small Free estimates. ★ 604-533-5256




Prompt Delivery Available Seven Days/Week

• Bark Mulch • Lawn & Garden Soil • Drain Gravel • Lava Rock • River Rock • Pea Gravel



Lawn & Garden



10,000Deliveries Deliveries Annually 10.000 Annually


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To view or pick up 5333 176 St., Surrey


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Lawn & Garden

Lawn & Garden

LAWN & Garden maint., pruning, trimming, tree topping & removal. Call Jason at 604-614-5954 NORTHERN PARADISE yard care Mowing, prunning, power wash & more. Clint 604-928-8684

Painting/ Wallpaper




• Exterior/Interior Projects • Written Warranty • Years of Exp. • Fully Insured • WCB Covered




★ FREE ESTIMATES ★ Brick, Block, Cultured Stone & Glass Block. Willie 604-612-1600


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Home Services

Dump Site Now Open

• Broken Concrete Rocks $22 per metric ton • Mud, Dirt, Sod, Clay $22 per metric ton • Grass, Branches, Leaves, Weeds $59 per ton




Moving & Storage

A Fast Moving & Cleaning. All kinds of moves, garbage removal Insured & bonded. 778-888-9628


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ALLSTAR PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! Interior & Exterior ★ UNBEATABLE PRICES ★ Free Est. / Written Guarantee

Auto Miscellaneous



To place your ad call


ANVIL Plumbing & Heating Service and Renovations Call Jim • 604-657-9700




Paving/Seal Coating

ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick,

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


Scrap Car Removal

Renovations & Home Improvement


❏ Residential & Commercial ❏ Painting Exterior & Interior ❏ Power Washing & Gutters ❏ Drywall & Repairs ❏ All Renos’ BIG & small jobs Free Est. WCB. Insured.

Tim • 604-338-2655

D.L. RENOVATIONS Home Improvement Specialist

Quality work Affordable Pricing

David 604-626-7351 35 years experience


Contracting Ltd

Residential & Commercial Renovations licensed - Insured - WCB

For Free Estimates Call Ryan 778.809.6677



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


Collectibles & Classics

1969 FORD Falcon Futura $15,000 Immac. paint/body 302 Cu In/auto. p/s front disc brakes, numerous high performance enhancements. Local BC car. Must be seen to be appreciated. Call 604-307-0201, pictures at:




WWW.PATTARGROUP.COM A Eastwest Roofing & Siding Re-roofing, Gutter, Free Est, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437


Rubbish Removal

DISPOSAL BINS: Starting at $199 + dump fees. 604-306-8599 HUSBAND & WIFE Rubbish Removal. No job too small. 604-209-9998 or 604-514-9163


Screens Professional Installation WINDOW & DOOR SCREENS 778-899-8891

1994 CHEV Impala SS, 167,000 kms, 1 owner, black, 5.7L, auto, serviced at dealer, all records, all original. $6500. 604-988-4416

2008 PONTIAC WAVE Sedan (sunroof) Clean, no acc’d. Grt gas mileage & loaded. $8,960. Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 stk 12266 2007 FORD FUSION SE, v6, auto, maroon, fully loaded, clean, 65k, $8450 firm. 604-538-4883


CLEAN CARS D.J. Auto Market 535-0100


To place your ad call


Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2006 Mercedes-Benz C230 44K, no acc. silver, black interior, ex. condition. $17,500. Tel: 604 506 9661,


Sports & Imports


604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H


Scrap Car Removal

We pay up to $300 cash


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.

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1999 HONDA Accord Coupe, 2 dr, 5 spd, cd, black, 196K, great cond. $3850 obo, 604-272-5355


Sports & Imports



STEVE TOWING SERVICES Scrap Car Removal. We Pay $$ for all cars. Call 778-316-7960

2001 NISSAN Xterra, Standard, 4x4. Green, new tires, roof rack, 340k. $3300 obo. 604-230-2025

2002 FORD F-150XLT supercab 4X4 . Great km’s, clean, No acc’d & inspected. Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 stk 12170

2006 Hyundai Sonata 21,000 kms Locally driven, excellent condition, all service records available. Non-smoker, one owner. North Vancouver $9,500 Call: (604) 980-1891



1977 FORD VAN Camper, good cond, low mileage, insulated roof, stove, bike rack. $2000 obo. Call 1-226-748-9749

2006 FORD Escape XLT, 4wd,1 owner, 130,000 k, auto, cd, no accid $11,800. 604-987-6688

1997 DODGE VAN, 3/4 ton, 45 tires new, all new parts, exc cond, air cared, $3000, 604-594-5583

2007 CHEV SILVERADO 2500 HD Ext 4X4. No acc’d, clean BCAA inspected and Carproof $19,960 Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 stk 12049

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1999 GMC pick-up, fully loaded, leather , 228,000k, 1 owner, 5.3L. $7200 obo. 778-298-5510

1997 SPORTSMASTER 27 ft. Clearance $14,375 #UTS252. 604-856-5722.

2003 ADVENTURER 22ft RV, 85,000kms, sleeps 6. Excellent Cond $25,500. 604-819-6130

2001 TOYOTA Corolla, 119,000 k, all power options, cd player. $5,150 obo. 604-588-5215

FREE SCRAP car & truck removal. Top $$ paid for all. No wheels - no problem. 604-761-7175

Aarrow Recycling

2009 FORD Escape 4wd, 38,000 k, exc cond, 2 sets tires, auto, roof rack, $21,000. 604-899-6002

2006 CHEVY Equinox LT heated seats sunroof, pw, ps, 117,600 km, $8500. Ph 604-798-9648

#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

1995 ACURA INTEGRA LS. 2 doors, manual trans. 198,900 original km. 1 owner. No accid. Well maintained. Service reports avail. $2,950 obo. 604-888-0017 1997 NISSAN extended cab, 5 spd. 270K, $2450, D9921 car in Abbts. toll free 1-877-855-6522




2003 FORD EXPLORER XLT, 4x4, tow pkg, exc cond, $8000. new tires & brakes. 604-881-0306

Luxury Cars

• Auto • Trucks • Equipment Removal 2008 FORD Focus SES, 2 dr moon roof, leather, all goodies, 36K, $13,800. 604-985-8378

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1999 BMW 740iL auto, perfect cond, A/C, 161kms, $6,688obo Call: (778) 322-3598

2008 CHRYSLER 300 TOURING AWD. Clean in & out, no acc’d, BCAA inspected. $15,980. Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 stk 12253

Check out the specialists in our Home Service Directory of the Classifieds and get started on your project today!

2000 Nissan Maxima SE Manual 225,000 kms. Black on black leather. Tires more than 60% life left. $4,250 Call: (604) 339-9749

9129 1986 CHRYSLER TC Woody Wagon, 1 owner, excellent condition. $2900. 604-534-2997

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FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 DLN 30309. Free Delivery WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Last week 21 out of 25 applications approved! We fund your future not your past. Any Credit. Receive a $500 Gift Card. 1-888-593-6095







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2007 FORD Explorer LTD 4WD V8 rare V8. Super clean, leather & much more. Inspected. $17,980. Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 stk 12272

2003 BMW 320i 124,000kms. Leather interior, great condition, $9,000 negotiable. call 778-882-5076 or 2003 HONDA Accord EX limited edition, auto V6, fully loaded, leather, sunroof, 160 K, $7950. 778-881-4726

2005 BMW 325I Sedan beautiful & locally owned. BCAA inspected & Carproof reports. $13,980. Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 stk12206

2004 FORD E-250 Cargo Van, loaded, a/c, clean, low kms. H/D, great for trades or courier. $10,980 Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 stk 12251

2010 FORD ESCAPE XLT 4WD Super clean, no accidents & super low orig kms. $19,960. Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 stk 12191

2008 KIA SPECTRA5 LX H/B. Clean, locally owned, no acc’d. Great gas mileage & inspected. $8,960. Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 stk 12247



1980 DOUBLE Eagle. 18.5 foot. Mercruiser inboard/outboard. 4 cylinder. Includes Road Runner trailer. $2,500. Call 604-534-3323

9525 2007 Mazda 5 Clean. Loaded including M/R. Fun and economical. Call 604-755-9217

2009 BAY Star 27ft A Home, gas, 3900 miles! Generator, 2 slides, auto lev, backup camera, 2 TVs, & more! Exc cond. 604-501-7778

2004 FORD Freestar Sport, loaded, 102,000 kms, exc cond, well maintained $7800 obo. 604-922-2100

12FT ALUMINUM boat, not used in salt walter, ez loader trlr, 4 hp Johnston, 7.5 Mer. outboard, with extras $2000firm, 604-985-1511 2008 F-350 LARIAT S/C 4WD LWB (DVD) No acc’d, loaded Clean in/ out. BCAA inspected & Carproof $28,960. Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 stk12172

2007 SPRINGDALE 266REL w/slide. Sale $19,495 #UTS2663. 604-856-5722.

RV/Camper Rentals

MOTORHOME, CLASS C, for rent. Sleeps 5. Fully loaded! Exc cond. Call Jesse, 604-783-6848

2010 STARCRAFT 186, like new, Sale $15,595. #UTS1861. 604-856-5722. REDUCED - 2008 Sportsmen, 28 ft 5th wheel, 2 slides, sleeps 6, spotless. $20,900. 604-590-2824

2005 MONACO Esquire 46,000 km 31 ft Class C Motorhome Very Good Condition 1 Large Slide Ford E450 10 cyl gas $47900 Call: (604) 996-8065


Snowmobiles/ ATV

2005 250 YAHAMA Quad 4X2 900 KM, winch + buddy seat $ 2,000 Call 604-853-8825


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Summer Fort Festival August 17 - 28, 2011 â&#x20AC;˘ 6975 - 248th Street, Fort Langley


BY THE NUMBERS... Year Original Facility Constructed:

1970 1973

First Hunter / Jumper Show:

Year New Facility Construction:


First Hunter / Jumper Show at New Facility:

2000 85

Total Acreage:

Major Hunter / Jumper Shows Annually:

6 $675,000+ 60+ 500 1000 75,000

Annual Prize Money:

Corporate Sponsors:

Indoor Stabling Capacity:

Total Stabling Capacity:

Founders: Dianne & George Tidball





Thank you to all our Sponsors & Community Partners:

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Annual Visitors:

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High-stakes tourney draws ‘Master of Faster’ by Pamela Saunders contributor


he dog days of summer are upon us, but in Langley, they bring four legs of a different kind. The annual parade of horse trailers has arrived at Thunderbird Show Park for two weeks of top equestrian competition in the Summer Fort Festival. Show jumpers from across Canada, the United States and Mexico will be on the grounds until Aug. 28, riding for a share of more than $300,000 in prize money. Oregon’s Rich Fellers returns to Thunderbird following an international tour and a very successful run in Spruce Meadows last month. Fellers represented the U.S. in France, Italy and Switzerland through May and June, missing the opening Thunderbird tournaments.

Paired with his Irish stallion, Flexible, Fellers is currently ranked first in the FEI World Cup Jumping Standings for the North American West Coast League. Fellers continues to be a top contender in the Grand Prix events at Thunderbird, almost always in the jump off and often leading the victory gallop, but he’ll have stiff competition from his USA Nations’ Cup teammate, Richard Spooner. Known to many as “the Master of Faster,” Spooner is making his first trip to Thunderbird. Photo courtesy Totem Photographics He is currently ranked Rich Fellers and his Irish stallion Flexible, pictured in action at Thunderbird Show Park. third in the FEI standing and has more than 100 Joining them will be Mexico’s Prix field provides the best views, Grand Prix victories under Jaime Azcarraga and California’s but it’s just as fun to pull up a his belt. Guiermo Obligato, also making blanket, picnic-style, and enjoy the Spooner helped the United their Thunderbird debuts. action from the grassy slope. States Equestrian Team earn sevCanadians and local favourites, ompetition continues eral Nations’ Cup gold medals and Samantha Buirs and Brian Morton, through the weekend with has been named the Pacific Coast will also be among the field. the Foxstone Stable USHJA Horse Show Association Rider of Hunter Derby on Saturday, which he first opportunity for the Year 12 times. draws the most stunning equine spectators to see the top Both Fellers and Spooner have competitors, and the World Cup riders in action comes this a talent for finding the faster track qualifying class on Sunday, the Friday, Aug. 19, at 5 p.m. with through a Grand Prix course and $50,000 Fortress Paper Grand Prix. the $50,000 Dianne Tidball Legacy riding it at break-neck speed, so Week two of the tournament Grand Prix. General admission spectators are in for some excelfeatures the most colourful of the stadium seating around the Grand lent competition.



events, the $31,500 Tommy Bahama Grand Prix. Competitors set aside their formal jackets in favour of the brand’s islands-inspired shirts. he tournament culminates with the largest money class ever held at Thunderbird, the $100,000 Keg Steakhouse & Bar World Cup Grand Prix presented by The Province newspaper. It’s the do-not-miss event of the season. he Summer Fort Festival is centered on world-class show jumping competition, but there’s more to see than just the Grand Prix events. Break out your hats and attend Hat Day at the Derby Saturday, at 5 p.m. There are prizes for the weird and wacky, as well as the most elegant. Visitors are also encouraged to spend some time visiting the barns and getting a little closer to the 600 horses on site for the tournament. Pony rides are available on Aug. 19, 21, 26 and 28, for budding equestrians, and there’s even something for dad. The annual Mustang Show takes place on Aug. 28, alongside the Keg World Cup, bringing horsepower of both kinds together.






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Thunderbird Show Park hosts various events including community fundraisers such as the Langley School District Foundation Heart to Heart Gala May 29. Attendees were decked out in fancy hats. side [of the park], away “We have a VIP tent area from where the horses are where people can purchase walking,” Saunders said. VIP seating,” said Pam There is a new separaSaunders, rider and publition planter down the main cist with Thunderbird Show thoroughfare to keep horses Park. separated from event visDespite what you may itors, but it is up to the have seen on TV, horse individual how close they shows at Thunderbird are a choose to get. family affair where kids and “You can walk around the even Rover are welcome barns, pet them [horses], to attend. But humans and and ask questions,” said dogs who aren’t as familiar Saunders. with their equine friends Thunderbird Show Park will need to take a few preisn’t a high-heel type of cautions. Dogs must always be leashed and humans may venue – you’ll see many people in jeans and T-shirts. want to keep some distance If you are attending the VIP from the horses for their area or a Grand Prix event, own safety and comfort. consider a business casual “If your dogs have never level of attire. seen a horse before, you may want to be on the back continued on page B5…

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ood etiquette at a horse show can mostly be boiled down to common sense, but for the newcomer who wants to take in the sights at Thunderbird Show Park, some extra education goes a long way to creating a positive experience. Thunderbird’s Grand Prix event is made up of two tournaments Aug. 17-21 and Aug. 24-28. It is an ideal opportunity for those new to the equestrian community to spend a summer day. Admission is free for much of the schedule for the two tournaments, with a charge only for the main Grand Prix events. Seating is available in the VIP area and grandstands, or bring a blanket to sit on the grass berm bordering a number of the show rings. Many visitors bring meals and visit the licensed concession to complement their meal with beer or wine.

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other electronic devices as much for respect …continued from page B4 of others as the horses. And while there are some fun “dress up” days at the park for fun, sunscreen, hats here are two basic types of events: hunter and jumper. and lots of water are always the must-have Hunter is the more formal type of accessories during the summer. show where both performance in the ring For the Aug. 20 Hunter Derby at 2 p.m., and appearance or “turnout” are scored. attendees are invited to dress in their best Derby Style with hats of all sizes and Hunter events will see riders with tan pants, dark blazers, and hair within the helmet shapes with prizes awarded for the best in while horses will have braided mains and the wacky and tacky categories. tails, white saddle pads and pristine groomWhile at shows at the larger rings, claping. ping and cheering is appreciated. You are The course for a hunter event tends to be likely to hear enthusiastic fans during a ride. flowing and mimics hunting in the countryside. “Clapping and cheering are awesome,” Jumper is entirely judged on time and Saunders commented. “Horses love it.” faults. Riders and horses will In the smaller show still be impeccable, but you rings, horses and “Clapping and cheering are riders may be less will see more colour and personal flare in the “turnexperienced so clapawesome. Horses love it.” out”. ping is generally held PAM SAUNDERS The course for a jumper to the end of a round event will also feature more in these venues. When in doubt, hold off with colour and a increased challenge in the obstacles. your applause to see what the veteran specGrand Prix events are the highest level of tators do, then join in once you know the competition, and are performed on extremetiming. ly challenging courses where a minimum The horses in these types of competitions number of horse and rider teams are likely are used to being around people, other horses, dogs, golf carts, electronics and to complete the course without faults. For new spectators, part of the treat in most everyday items, but what spooks one attending events like Thunderbird Show horse will differ from another. Park’s Grand Central is that equestrian is a Take care with umbrellas, as opening one unique sport in which events can include can easily frighten a horse as can sudden movements, running up to them, loud noisamateurs to Olympians and International World Cup riders. It is also one of the only es when you are close, and erratic motions sports in which men and women compete with coats or blankets. as equals and in which age is not a fac“It’s about common sense, moving at a tor. Participants can enter any class they normal pace and making sure they see you choose. This diversity in competition makes before you jump out,” Saunders said. Common sense also includes turning for a lot of fun for competitors and spectators alike. down the volume on your cellphone and



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wasn’t completely aware of her …continued from page B8 surroundings. n Nov. 30, 2010, the final The guides wanted to send Jane day of the hike, the plan was to begin the final sum- back down, and allow LJ to continue on with the group, which mit at around midnight, timing it so the group would reach the peak included three Brits along with porters and guides. as the sun began to peer over the LJ told her mom, ‘No, I’m stickSerengeti. ing with you.’” Jane recalled being “fine” until “She could have gone up and she reached the 18,000-foot mark of the 19,341-foot mountain, when down that mountain three times in the time it took me to do it,” Jane altitude sickness washed over her. said. “Then it became an amazing LJ kept Jane hydrated. She was challenge,” Jane said. “It went there to catch her mom when she from a nice, challenging hike to a stumbled. challenge of a lifetime. When you “We made it, so it was a really get hit with altitude sickness, it’s neat journey that way,” Jane said. like you’ve been hit by a Mack “As a mom, you expect to be truck. Your wind is completely the one supportknocked out of ing your child, you, it’s hard “It was one of those so the tables to get a breath, were turned you lose your challenges we wanted to for me for the equilibrium, experience.” first time. I and you feel JANE TIDBALL would never sick.” have made it up The sickwithout LJ. It was ness slows you a family effort that got me to the down and tires you out more than top.” anything, Jane related: “It felt like every step was a marathon.” ilimanjaro was on Jane and LJ could have forged ahead, but LJ’s ongoing bucket list. stuck by her mom’s side. Jane philosophy is, life “The whole thing about this trip is short, and there are so many that was just so beautiful to me things that you want to do, but if was getting to know my daughter you never make them happen, by in a role where she was supportthe time you are ready to do them, ing me, to get me up the mounyou’ll be too old. tain,” Jane said. “This is one of our big goals that On the steepest section, Jane we have been wanting to do for a started losing her balance and number of years,” Jane said. “We



started training for it a year before and, it was one of those challenges we wanted to experience.” The trek was memorable. Each day consisted of, on average, six to eight hours hiking. Nights were spent in mountain huts. “The first part of the hike was all through beautiful rainforests, then it moved on to more arid [landscapes],” Jane said. “It wasn’t difficult; the only difficult piece was the last day.” The mountain was just part of the journey. Mom and daughter also went on a safari and met the native Tanzanians, who Jane describes as the “most beautiful people on the planet.” “They are just so friendly and kind and accommodating,” she said. “They are so happy and they taught us some of the Swahili language. It was a neat experience from that perspective.” The hikers were a very cosmopolitan group, all equipped with interesting stories and engaging personalities. “The relationships we made and the people we met, including our guides and our porters, we became good friends with them,” Jane said. “We really enjoyed the people side of it all.” Upon her return to Thunderbird, Jane was met with some goodnatured ribbing from the staff, including the show park’s vice president Chris Pack, who created

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Jane Tidball and daughter LJ celebrated reaching Uhuru Peak. a T-shirt that read “I did not make it to the top of Kilimanjaro.” “There was no way I was not going to make it to the top of that mountain!” Jane said with a laugh. Jane said the challenge of Kilimanjaro reflects her day-to-day work life at Thunderbird Show Park. “We’ve got a big $100,000 World Cup coming up here on Aug. 28 and that’s the biggest event we’ve ever run,” she said, “and it often seems like the highest freestanding mountain in the world when you’re looking at all

the preparation that needs to go into pulling this event off, so there are some parallels.” etting goals and achieving them is a big part of every aspect of life, in Jane’s opinion. She considers herself to be a goal-setter, which can sometimes be a problem. “I’m not very good at altering my goals,” she said. “Once I set a goal, I’ll just about kill myself to get there. Sometimes that’s not the wisest thing to do, but being stubborn and being a goal-setter has served me in life in many ways.”



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warmbloods. Others are bred in Europe and brought to Canada. “There are some excellent breeders of warmblood horses in Canada, but the by Ronda Payne breeding lines originate in Europe. The eage goes back a long time,” Paton said. While equestrian training doesn’t quite he makings of a great show horse begin at birth for a hopeful contender, there certainly start with enviable bloodlines, but that is just part of the equa- is a large amount of effort put in at the early stages to make decisions about the tion. Getting a horse to the top takes time horse’s future. and focus, just like with a human athlete. “Just because you have the bloodline And, as is also the case with human athdoesn’t mean you have it [a winning letes, there are no guarantees of hitting the horse],” commented Tidball. “That is part pinnacle of their sport. of the determination. For sure you need “Only one in 2,000 [horses] turns out to to start off with the raw be a Grand Prix horse,” materials... and hope to said Laura-Jane Tidball, have the superstar.” “Only one in 2,000 [horses] partner and trainer at Paton noted that there Thunderbird Show turns out to be a Grand Prix is an evaluation of the Stables. horse.” horse at birth that is LAURA-JANE TIDBALL Tidball relates a horse more or less to ensure winning a Grand Prix it is healthy and stays – the highest level of equeshealthy. There is also “confirmation” which trian competition – to the National Hockey is an assessment of how the horse is built League’s Stanley Cup playoffs, in terms of in terms of alignment. the athletic commitment and dedication. “Usually by the time they are four, you’ll Like any championship level athlete, it have a good idea of jumping ability and isn’t only the athlete involved in their sucwhether they are what you were hoping cess, there is a team behind them. for,” Tidball said. “By age eight, you’ll “It’s a team between a rider, horse, vet, know if they are going to be competitive.” farrier,” noted Dr. David Paton, with Paton At this stage of life the focus turns to and Martin Veterinary Services. “All these keeping the horse sound, and includes the people work together for the benefit of the right diet, exercise, training and treatment horse.” of injuries, if there are any. Most of the horses in hunter and jumper Tidball points out that diet and training equestrian come from Dutch, German, are huge in a horse’s development. Belgian or French lines. Those North

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