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Thursday, December 22, 2011 Grade 2 students from St. Patrick’s Catholic School share their letters to Santa. They received a surprise visit from Old St. Nick just before their holidays.

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

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Grade 1 students Eamon Scharff and Emma Mai played Joseph and Mary, and Isabella Rodriguez was one of the angels in the St. Patrick’s Catholic School Christmas show, Get to the Manger, held last Thursday night. The private school has 194 kindergarten through Grade 7 students, and almost every one of them participated in the show – in one way or another, said prinicpal Irene Wihak. They performed in the school’s gymnasium, before a packed house of appreciative parents and grandparents.

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ER busy for holidays Fraser Health is asking residents to take simple steps to avoid unnecessary trips to the local emergency department during the busy holiday season. “We know that emergencies and other serious health concerns happen every day, but some of the influx of patients during the holidays is related to people needing a prescription refill or a family physician’s checkup when their doctor’s office is closed for the holidays,” said Dr. Craig Murray, Fraser Health ER physician. • More at www.mrtimes.com

• See letters to Santa from St. Pat’s Grade 2 students on pages A9 and A10 Roxanne Hooper/TIMES

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Const. Ray Dickenson is spending Christmas Day with his family, but Danger lurks in town some of his colleagues will be on duty, It’s a list no city wants to top. keeping the community safe. Maclean’s magazine released its list of

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For those fortunate enough to enjoy the holiday with their friends and family, Christmas Day is usually a time of rest and relaxation. But not everyone has that day off. It can be a hectic few hours for emergency personnel including RCMP officers, paramedics, firefighters, and dispatchers who are working through the holiday. Ridge Meadows RCMP Const. Ray

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Dickenson, 29, won’t be on duty this Sunday. In fact, he isn’t back on patrol until Dec. 29. Dickenson’s wife Sarah is pregnant and the couple has a two-year-old son, so he feels lucky to be able to spend the day with his loved ones. “It is difficult to be away from your family,” Dickenson said. “It is ingrained in your life as a young kid that Christmas is always important to be with your family.” But in his role as a police officer and, prior to that, doing hospital security, Dickenson has worked Christmas Day. Three years ago, Dickenson was on duty Dec. 25 and said he responded to some interesting calls. That year, he and his fellow officers had expected a slower day than usual, “but from start to finish, it was go, go, go, all day,” he recalled.

He remembers responding to several thefts from vehicles and plenty of domestic calls, especially when you mix alcohol into the family dynamic. Dickenson is working this New Year’s Eve, and predicts he will be busy. “New Year’s night is like a Halloween for us [RCMP officers],” Dickenson said. “There’s lots of alcohol, drinking and driving, and domestics. There’s parties going on, bar fights, those kinds of things.” Working on a holiday comes with the territory of being an officer and Dickenson enjoys the fact that he can be there when called upon by someone in need. “It’s our job and what we get paid to do,” Dickenson said. “When I’m working at Christmas time, I’m helping people out and helping families that need assistance. A few minutes with a police officer can make a world of difference.”

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The West Coast Express Santa Train marked its 15th anniversary with a record: more than 3,900 toys, donated by customers on the Santa Train runs on December 10 and 17. At the three local stations, 855 toys and $343.75 in cash were collected for the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society. Along the entire route, the trip on Dec. 17 carried more than 2,150 customers – the equivalent of 10 fully loaded railcars. Toys collected on the Santa Trains, along with $1,260 and more than 80 kilograms of food, have been delivered to the Christmas bureaus and hampers in communities served by West Coast Express. • More at www.mrtimes.com


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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

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Safe haven serves up Christmas for women, kids There will be a turkey dinner with all the fixings this year for women who have fled abusive relationships. by Maria Rantanen

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Sometimes it’s quiet, sometimes it’s really busy – but staff at Cythera Transition House in Maple Ridge try to make Christmas as festive as possible for women fleeing abusive homes often with their children in tow but no possessions. Laurel Hay, a case management worker at the Cythera Transition House, helps women figure out goals when they arrive at the house, for example, how to get housing, and court and custody issues. “Everybody comes in [in] some form of crisis,” Hay said. Women fleeing abuse can stay at Cythera Transition House for 30 days, and sometimes they feel panicked about getting everything figured out in that time period. “There are so many challenges they face,” Hay said. “It’s hard to get all that accomplished in 30 days.” At Christmas, there will turkey dinner and the fixings. Usually the women decide among themselves what they’ll do at Christmas, and this year they decided on a traditional Christmas meal. “If we can make Christmas fun, it helps a little bit,” Hay said. “It takes the stress off.” Hay spent her first Christmas at the transition house last year, a day full of “hustle and bustle and excitement.” “It was crazy, but it was fun-crazy,”

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Cythera staff members Heather Halliday and Nicole Chambers make sure families who come to the Cythera Transition House Society get some extra things around Christmas. she said. Christmas time can escalate abuse with the added financial pressures often mixed in with alcohol. But it’s also a time when children have a break from school and women might be able to leave an abusive situation. It can be stressful for women who are leaving an abusive relationship because they are worried they can’t provide a

proper Christmas. Through Cythera, 25 families will be sponsored this Christmas. The agency doesn’t solicit for donations, but sponsors come forward every year asking to help a family at Christmas. “We try to take the financial pressure of those families,” said Teresa Green, executive director of the Cythera Transition House Society. The hope is that mak-

ing sure the women can provide a good Christmas for their children, they won’t feel pressured to go back to an abusive situation. Next Christmas, the staff at Cythera hope to target women who wouldn’t qualify elsewhere for a Christmas hamper but who might still feel extra pressure during the holiday season with all its financial demands. Half the women who arrive at the transition house usually come empty-handed. The house is stocked with extra clothes, toothbrushes, toiletries, and other basic necessities. Hay said many people think the transition house is a shelter, not a safe house. “Here we try to make it as homey and comortable as possible,” Hay said. “It’s totally kid-friendly.” But Christmas is about being with families, and for women and their children who have fled abusive homes, being at the transition house can bring mixed feelings, Hay said. They’re missing family members and are worried about not providing a Christmas for their kids. “We can do it as nice as we can, but it’s still not their tree,” Hay said. Abuse can come in many forms: physical, sexual or emotional. Men who abuse women usually do it to control them and hold them in their power through intimidation and fear. Cythera Transition House Society has been serving women in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows since 1983. They also have an off-site counselling centre and a thrift store. They can be reached at 604-4679939. Cythera House crisis line is 604467-9966 and is monitored 24 hours.

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The only requirement you need to join a local choir is a desire to join in the singing. by Troy Landreville

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Wanted, by the Pitt Meadows Community Choir: a few good men. More specifically, a few good men who love to sing. Currently, the only male member is a 17-year-old pianist, Maple Ridge Secondary student Brandon Lim. While a few male voices in the mix would be nice, the group hopes more singers from either gender will join them in the new year. The choir currently consists of seven members, all women over the age of 40. Troy Landreville/TIMES “I’m about ready to collect social Pitt Meadows Community Choir members, left to right, Kirsteen McLean, Lorraine Livesey, and OAS [Old Age Security] and I’ve Dorethy Nobel sang “Lollipop” in the ACT lobby recently. got two [singers], I guess, who are 70’ish, and the rest of them are munity through music. ever want to hear,” McLean said. in their 50s, I’d say,” choir direcThis relatively new choir rehearses Nobel has had plenty of practice tor Kirsteen McLean said, speaking Wednesday nights at Pitt Meadows – decades in fact. In her teen years, about the ages of the members. Heritage Church. she sang in high school choirs. It was a good first run for a new “We’d like to attract more memBack in Grade 11 when she choir, which performed Dec. 6 at bers,” she said. “You just have to attended a Mennonite high school the hospital foundation’s Christmas want to sing – that’s it.” in Alberta, Nobel remembers singvolunteer lunch at Ridge Meadows McLean spends the first 15 mining next to “probably one of the best Hospital. utes to half hour of rehearsal time altos I’ve ever sung with, and I’d The following week, the singers teaching choir members the mechan- always make sure I sang with her, helped make spirits brighter Dec. 14 ics of singing. and that’s how I started singing alto. for the clients The director She was wonderful.” at the Rainbow has an impresChoir was a huge component of Club’s Christmas sive resume. the educational system back then, Dinner. A former Nobel said. This event accountant, Later, when she was in nurse’s was held in colMcLean has training, there was a glee club, but laboration with appeared on Nobel found the sound lacked the Collage, another stage at Place richness she was looking for. vocal ensemble des Arts in “To me, it sounded kind of tinny,” started by Montreal with Nobel said. “I couldn’t get excited Photo submitted McLean 17 years the Montreal about it. It had to be this full-bodied ago. Symphony stuff. I didn’t care what we sang, the Accompanied by 17-year-old pianist Brandon The Rainbow Orchestra. She tone had to be there.” Lim, six members of the Pitt Meadows Club, run by has sung opera Nobel enjoys singing as much now Community Choir performed at the Rainbow Maple Ridgeand musical the- as she ever has. Club’s Christmas Dinner on Dec. 14. Pitt Meadows atre in Montreal “It doesn’t take that many people Community Services, assists people and Toronto and has sung in church to make a beautiful sound, and this with mental health issues. choirs large and small, community is what we’re working towards,” “A lot of them are the forgotten choirs, and in small choral ensemNobel said. people at Christmas,” McLean said. bles. McLean said she’ll never ask the “They really are.” The vocal instructor runs her own choir members to do something they The choir performed Christmas business, Vocal Essence (www.voca- don’t want to sing, which is great jazz and up-tempo Yuletide songs lessence.ca). news for member including Run Run Reindeer, Cool “Breathing is probLorraine Livesey, “It doesn’t take that Ule, Little Saint Nick, and The 12 ably the most importwho loves the fact many people to make Days of Christmas, in front of a full ant thing for singing,” the group sings songs room. McLean explained. familiar to her. a beautiful sound, “They did great,” McLean said Vocal mechanics “No memorization? and this is what we’re Dec. 15, the day after the concert. aside, the No. 1 goal I’m there!” she said “They had the audience’s attention. working towards.” is to have a good with a hearty laugh. They sounded wonderful.” time. In 2012, the choir Dorethy Nobel McLean said the group’s mandate “We try to make will continue to peris to provide music for community the training componform at communityevents and non-profit fundraisers. ent as easy as possible. If you smile based concerts and McLean said she Collage have performed at the when you sing, you sing better,” will add more “fun stuff” to their Rainbow Club Christmas dinner McLean said. “It’s a fact that the repertoire. for the last five years, as well as more relaxed you are, your voice “I want to do one of The Mamas the SPCA fundraiser, to name two. will sound better.” & the Papas songs and I’ve got one McLean hopes the Pitt Meadows Dorethy Nobel, one of the choir from Judy Collins from way back Community Choir will continue this members in the 70-plus age group, – I haven’t heard it for 35 years,” tradition of bringing joy to the comhas “one of the beautiful altos you McLean said.

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Meadowridge Food Bank’s Tom Murray, with Shoppers Drug Mart store manager Dominic Mobilio and owner Annette Tsang, picked up $2,500 worth of goods for the community’s less fortunate.

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Food bank given generous donation Fifty families and 10 singles regularly receive food and other necessities from Meadowridge Food Bank in Pitt Meadows. by Maria Rantanen

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The Meadowridge Food Bank has gotten a “heck of a start” to the new year, after a Shoppers Drug Mart collected $1,500 in donations. The $1,500 was then translated into $2,500 of goods that can be distributed to the 50 families and 10 singles coming to get bare necessities from the community church in Pitt Meadows on Saturdays. “We have a very generous community,” said Shoppers Drug Mart owner Annette Tsang. “They’ve always been very, very supportive.” The pharmacy in Pitt Meadows collected the donations over a period of two weeks, and then using their buying power as a retailer, they were able to get items including diapers, toiletries, and food at a premium price. Meadowridge Food Bank’s Tom Murray, who has collected donations from this Shoppers Drug Mart in past, came by late last week to load up his van with the items, and he said it was packed. “In a bad year, I gotta say that was a godsend,” Murray said. Meadowridge Food Bank will be open on the morning of Saturday, Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve – from 8 to 10 a.m. to distribute items. They are located at the Pitt Meadows Community Church, at the intersection of Ford and Harris roads. ®™ Trademark mark of AIR MILE MILES Intern ternational Trad Tr ing B.V. B.V Use Used under der licence nce by LoyaltyOn tyOne, e, Inc. and Craf Craftsma tsmann Collis llision ion Ltd.

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

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Heavy gear, trailer stolen

RCMP are investigating two separate thefts that happened in Maple Ridge last weekend. by Sylver McLaren

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A heavy piece of machinery was taken from a construction site on 256th Street in Maple Ridge last week. The Allied 2300 hoe pack – a backhoe accessory – weighs about 1,000 pounds and would require heavy machinery to move it during the theft, explained Ridge Meadows RCMP Cpl. Alanna Dunlop. It went missing sometime between Friday, Dec. 16 and Monday, Dec. 19. Then, a second theft took place in the Kanaka Creek area, that one sometime between 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18 and 4:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 19. A unique-looking utility trailer was stolen from Creekside Street in Maple Ridge. “The trailer is black metal, with wood boarded sides. The rear tail gate on the Cpl. Alanna Dunlop trailer is higher than Ridge Meadows RCMP the sides, and can be used as a ramp,” said Dunlop. The trailer had British Columbia licence plate number UGH 61X.

Victim unharmed in threat

Police were called to the Salvation Army Caring Place on the Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge at about 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, where a 25-year-old man allegedly threatened another man with a weapon. The suspect, who has no known address, started to leave when police arrived. But he was taken into custody. The weapon was seized by police. According to Dunlop, the victim was not injured.

Mountie nabs curfew breaker

A 36-year-old Maple Ridge man was arrested late Tuesday night when a Mountie spotted him out on the street, contrary to his court ordered curfew. “At about 11:50 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, an officer spotted the suspect driving a friend’s car in the 22500 block of Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge,” explained Dunlop. “The police officer followed the suspect to the friend’s home, where he was taken into custody,” she added. Police are recommending charges of failing to abide by conditions of his bail from September 2011. The man was held in custody and expected to appear in court Wednesday, after press deadline.

Lock out car theft

Auto theft is up in Maple Ridge, especially in the Albion area. Auxiliary constables were expected to be going door to door at houses in the area – 240th to 244th streets and from 100th to 104th avenues – yesterday, as this area is the most affected. Police want to remind all citizens to help lock out crime. The first tip police gave was to lock cars, and use an anti-theft device such as an alarm, engine immobilizer, or locking bar. Plus, remove any items of value, or at least keep them out of plain sight. Thieves will not try to get into a car if they’re not likely to be able to steal items. This includes small change and bottles and cans for recycling. On cold days, it is not advisable to leave your car unattended with the engine running. Police appreciate a warm vehicle is nicer than a cold one, but a thief doesn’t care and is happy that it was started for them. Report all incidents of crime, especially after a thief has gotten into a vehicle and stolen property. Anyone with any information in regards to any of these crimes is asked to contact Ridge Meadows RCMP at 604-463-6251.

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Opinion Who we are The Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows TIMES newspaper is a division of LMP Publication Limited Partnership. We’re located at 22345 North Avenue, Maple Ridge, B.C. The TIMES has a CCAB audited circulation of 29,500.

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A long list for our pal Santa Dear Santa Claus,

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Our Christmas wish list is pretty big this year, but we know you won’t mind. We’re not asking for stuff for ourselves at The TIMES, but just some things for those we report on. • Since Maple Ridge voters seemed to want more shopping last election – which ties in nicely with your mall persona’s mandate – perhaps you could help the local council deliver. • Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows School District desperately needs a new school in Albion. • You already arranged for lower property taxes in Pitt Meadows – and we don’t want to seem greedy – but maybe you could toss in a few extra bucks to help out with the arena. • For TransLink… well, we know Santa provides gifts, not miracles, so maybe we shouldn’t ask for anything here. But a few new bus routes, funding for an extra bike lane or two, a little more West Coast Express service, and oh yeah!, maybe some help getting all its projects done under budget. • For our RCMP officers, at least one stupid crook per month to give them a chuckle. Here’s hoping that the next bank robber slips on a banana peel while attempting to make a getaway. • For our farmers, we hope for good weather, bountiful harvests, and stable commodities markets. Or at least, two out of three; remember what we said about miracles. • For those with nine-to-five jobs, we hope that the storm clouds of recession keep missing us. • For those who don’t have jobs, we would like a hiring spree. Regards, The TIMES newsroom

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Opinion

Not going to miss mall migraines

Another three or four days and old Mrs. Campbell’s sidewalk, it’ll all be over, won’t it? money that I would tuck into my Come Monday, we will be back mittens for the walk uptown, my to near normal, if we choose to snow shoes crunching underfoot, ignore the Battle of Boxing Day. the warm glow of the light comNo mention in the scriptures of ing from the houses along the Mary and Joseph venturing out to way, the main street awash with the Jerusalem Wal-Mart to pick decorations and music. up some disposables for the new I did all my shopping in three or baby, or the Three Wise Men hitfour stores: sporting goods, hardting Zellers for the Frankincense ware, clothing. by Tim Tyler and Myrrh 50 per cent off sale. It was magical, and I’m not t3atyler@shaw.ca It really is quite pitiful to watch going to try and relive it by going people rush into the store, like up into the mountains or visiting blitzing NFL linebackers, to scoop up the barthe relatives who live in snowier climes. Matter of fact, I don’t even like snow that much anymore. gains: such satisfaction from saving a few bucks. And no grandchildren to spoil, thanks to my Why don’t we just eliminate Christmas altogether and go right to Boxing Day? We could give selfish daughter who would rather stay in school than procreate. weapons to shoppers and turn it into a reality TV So, I play the Scrooge, the unredeemed vershow, The Savers, not to be confused with the sion, or would it were not for Tiny Tim, a.k.a. the The Saviour. Angel Andrew, my forever young son, who glorI’m certainly not going to miss the mall ies in the day, any day, and loves to open gifts migraines, the parking-lot punch-ups, the credit and eat turkey and watch that big train come into card catatonia. I may have fond memories of the the station, as it did last Saturday with Valdy on Lamb’s Navy, however, which was my stressboard. o-meter for the holidays: the more stressed I For youngsters who don’t know Valdy, that’s became, the lower the level of the brown elixir. no surprise: he must be older than Christ. A In past years, I went through three or four bot1970s era folksinger (Play Me a Rock and Roll tles. This year, just the one dead Lamb. Song, etc.) from Saltspring Island who’s sold It was easy: I bought all my gifts locally, unless about eight zillion albums and fits right in with you count the mixed nuts I bought in Mission all the aging rockers currently reinventing themone night for my annual viewing of A Christmas selves, although Valdy never quit. Carol. It was a chance for us boomers to relive our No more Jimmy Stewart for me, after repeated screenings of It’s A Wonderful Life over the years, folk festival youth down by the Billy, without the long hair and the loco weed, of course. and its sequel, Count Your Blessings, wherein the So without further ado, I leave you with my Bailey children fall into drugs and prostitution best wishes for the non-denominational season, before seeing the light in the form of that annoywith a special salute to all those volunteers who ing angel that stopped old George from stepping work so hard during this time of the year to make off the bridge. sure everyone has a good Christmas or, at the Christmas, the season, isn’t quite the same for very least, a meal – particularly, Tim Sarsfield me as it was when I was a child growing up in and company over at the Sally Ann Caring Place, Ontario. who may never wish to see another turkey once There is no snow here, you see, and conChristmas is over. sequently no road hockey, no outdoor skating, Someone please cue Jose Feliciano. no opportunities to make a few bucks shoveling

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Mailbag

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Letters bound for the North Pole

Dear Santa: You’re awesome

Before sending her Grade 2 students’ letters along to Santa, St. Patrick’s Catholic School teacher Corrina Ialungo shared them with The TIMES. How are you? I hope your rein dear are good! How do rein dear fly? For Christmas, I would like an I pod touch, build a bear and e reader please, Thank you Santa.

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Love Antonio

P.S. I Love you Santa you are Awsome.

How is Rudolph? Dear Santa,

How are you? Am looking forward to your visit! How is Rudolph? For Christmas I would like a Book, a hail kit and a alarm clock please Santa! Thanks!

Love Maeve

P.S. I Love you.

Not on the ‘noty’ list I hope I am not on the noty list? Wiy dus Rudolph nos gos up? I would like a iPod with efons and can it be blue. Thank you

Love Emily

Computer and TV on the list

Dear Santa,

How are you feeling? I am looking forward to your visit! How are you feeling today? For Christmas I would like a computer, Tv and presents please. Thank you Santa! Ps I Love you Santa Claus.

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Corrina Ialungo, a Grade 2 teacher at St. Patrick’s Catholic School in Maple Ridge, had her students write letters to Santa.

Questions about the chimney Dear Santa,

How are you? I am looking forward to your visit! How do you fit down The chimne? For Christmas I would like a Birthday barae, 5”$s, and a Move ticit. Thank you, Santa! P.S. You are The Best Santa I ever had.

LOVE Melike!

Dear Santa,

P.S. Say hi to Rudolph.

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Dear Santa,

Love Mateo

Cookies and milk will be out

Dear Santa,

How are you? I am looking forward to your visit! Are you doing jolly this Christmas? For Christmas I would like a scooter, Lego and a crucifix please. Thank you Santa!

Love Isaiah

PS cooke milke HMMM it is good You Are The Best!

Child only asks for toys

Dear Santa,

How are you? I would like toys for Christmas. Thank you Santa,

Love Marcus

Carrot set aside for Rudolph Dear Santa,

How are you? I am looking forward to your visit! How many reindeer? Do you have? For Christmas I would like an I pod, Laptop and rolabads please Thank you Santa

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Mr Sparks

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Love Claire

PS tell Rudolph I gave him a karit

Little girl wants on good list Dear Santa,

Is it cold in the North Pole? Dear Santa Claus,

How are you? I am looking forward to your visit! Is it cold at the north Pole? For Christmas I want holey shipwell. Thank you,

Love Carter

Does Santa have a tree? Dear Santa,

How are you? I am looking forward to your visit! Do you have a Christmas tree? For Christmas I would like a real sister, and a phone. PS Merry Christmas.

Love or from Valentina

Love you Santa Dear Santa,

How are you? I am looking forward to your visit! I like you! You are awesome! Ho Ho Ho! For Christmas I Would like 3D Star thedr, rollrblads, and a nutcrakr please. Thank you. PS I Love you

Love Jacob

I hope your excited for Christmas! How do you deliver all the presents in one night? For Christmas I would like a leap pad please. Thank you Santa!

Love Aira

PS Can I be on your good list please?

One-night delivery, really? Dear Santa,

How are you? How do you deliver all the presents to all the children? For Chrismas I would like a leap pad please. Thank you Santa! PS You are awesome!

Love Kiela

What kinds of cookies does Santa eat?

Dear Santa Claus, Your the best. I am looking forwad to your visit! Oh! and what is your favourite type of cookies? For Christmas I would like magnet colour dots, a makeup kit and jeggings please Thank you Santa! PS Merry Cristmas!

Love Gabrielle

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

Youngsters pour out their hearts – and Christmas wishes – to Santa Claus What do the reindeer eat?

reindeers this year? For Christmas I would like a Ds, Lps and a Barbie please. Thank you so much!

What makes reindeer fly? Dear Santa,

How are you? I am looking forward to your visit! How do your reindeers fly? For Christmas I would like a built a bear with some clothes please. Thank you. Santa!

Dear Santa,

Love Aleksa

Ps you’re the best.

How are you? I am looking forward to your visit! How meny elfs are thar

Love Neehaa

Say hello to Mrs. Dear Santa,

How are you. I hope you feel Good for Christmas! For Chrismas I would like a bmx bike, A mini guitar and a mp3 plaer please. Thank you!

Love Gabe

PS Say hi to Mrs. Claus!

Excited by impending visit Dear Santa,

How are you? I a.m. looking forward to your visit! How do the reindeers fly? For Christmas I would like a ds, I pod and puppy Please. Thank you, Santa! Love Miranda

PS Can you say Hello to Rudolph for me.

Say ‘hey’ to Rudolph I hop you hav a saf chrip? Haw meny ellvs ar ver at the north pol. For Christmas I would like los of poly pocii and a borbis and a strobery sorckac ckrim Ds game and a brbecor and thank you.

Love Claudia

PS tell Rudolph I said hi.

Merry Christmas to the elves Dear Santo,

How are you and how are the elfs For Christmas I would like to skate board and 5 pars nightops and a long board. Thank you! PS Merry Chrismas.

Love Jaxon

Hope Santa feels jolly Dear Santa,

How are you? Hope you are feeling jolly on every day! How do your reindeer fly? For Christmas I would like a amazon kindle fire, and candy canes for my hole family, and a crusafix. Please. Thank you Santa! Hope you Have a grat slay ride!

Love Ava

P.S. I’m going to leve out carrots out for Your reindeers, and How Meny reindeer do you Have?

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Love Bianca

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Patients benefit from fruits of the Angel Tree

Fifteen presents were delivered to patients at Ridge Meadows Hospital, thanks to the Angel Tree program at the local Envision Financial branch.

Ridge Meadows Envision branch manager Jeff Knutson (pictured with personal account manager Laura Egan) said this year’s local Angel Tree program was a success. Involving 15 Envision branches, the program provided Christmas gifts for seniors and children.

by Troy Landreville

tlandreville@mrtimes.com

Tiny paper angels have helped make life a little merrier for those needing some Christmas cheer over the holiday season. Through Envision Financial’s Angel Tree program, more than 600 gifts have been donated to children and seniors in need across the Lower Mainland. The program, launched in partnership with JoyTV and The TIMES’ sister paper, the Langley Advance, saw 15 Envision branches display a decorated Christmas tree with angels that represented a child or senior in each community. The public was invited to take an angel from the tree and return it with a new, unwrapped gift. The response was tremendous as hundreds of gifts were collected and distributed to 11 charities across Metro Vancouver. Angel Tree gave the Ridge Meadows Envision the opportunity to line up with its poinsettia tag campaign, another commun-

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ity support function that the which proceeded to deliver them local credit union is doing with to patients at Ridge Meadows the Ridge Meadows Hospital Hospital. Foundation, Gifts ranged “Support from the branch manfrom a comfort community is common blanket with a ager Jeff Knutson said. novel for a senior in these parts.” Thanks to gentlemen to toys Jeff Knutson the generosfor young patients ity of clients of a variety of and visitors to Ridge Meadows ages. Envision, 15 presents were “I think the campaign went donated to the foundation, great,” Knutson said. “Support

from the community is common in these parts, and the amount that was given made a difference for those in the community who are less fortunate.” Knutson said this year was the first of what he hopes will be many Angel Tree campaigns at Ridge Meadows Envision. “Hopefully we will capitalize on this campaign and start it a little sooner next year,” Knutson said.

Ridge Meadows Envision is also a significant contributor in the poinsettia tag campaign. Up until Christmas Eve, local businesses across Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows are selling poinsettia tags for a $2 donation. Through the campaign, which started in late November, the local Envision branch has raised $800 (as of press time), with a goal of generating $1,000 for the cause. “I think we’ll be hitting that goal,” Knutson predicted. The credit union’s goal is to be the No. 1 fundraising business in its region. To date, the campaign has raised more than $40,000 to purchase urgently needed equipment for Ridge Meadows Hospital. You can purchase poinsettia tags in support of the hospital at Envision Financial, A&W, BMO Bank of Montreal, Coast Capital Savings, Cooper’s Foods, Good Company, Haney Dragon Restaurant, Home Restaurant, Royal Bank (224th Street and 207th Avenue), Rona Revy, Save-On-Foods (227th Street store), and the Pitt Meadows and east Maple Ridge Shoppers Drug Mart locations. Meanwhile, Ridge Meadows Envision employees are volunteering around the community. Employee Shanna Boss recently joined firefighters outside of Mark’s Work Warehouse as they raised funds for the Friends in Need Food Bank.

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Christmas

Plants prominent in holy history

Night (Jan. 6). More recently, poinsettias were linked with Christmas, after U.S. ambassador Joel Poinsett introduced them into the U.S. in 1825. Poinsettia is a euphorbia that grows so large in its native Mexico that it has to be cleared from roadsides regularly there. For many centuries, the Aztec by Anne Marrison people used it for ceremonies. They saw the bracts as a symbol In the garden, holly on the walls of purity and the whole tree as a gift of a house is said to protect against of the gods. evil spirits. Poinsettias were used to dye clothHolly heavily laden with berries ing, and the white sap was a fever is believed to predict a hard, cold medicine. winter. Sometimes poinsettias are called In the fall, desperately hungry the “Flower of the Holy Night,” bears will try eating holly berries. because they bloom during In January when berries soften, December and are used in nativity squirrels and birds will almost strip celebrations. the tree. Catholic priests tell Mistletoe also gaththe story of a poor For Christians, holly ered a flock of beliefs Mexican girl who as a general healer was so rich with was heart-broken that extinguishes that she had no gift symbolism that it fires, opens locks, to lay on the altar of was originally called the virgin and baby prevents nightmares, and protects against on Christmas Eve. the “Holy Tree.” sorcery and thunder An angel appeared storms. and told her to gather As a fertility symbol, it was apparweeds. ently popular in summer solstice The girl brought her weeds to the festivities. altar, and suddenly, brilliant red At Christmas time, it was part of bracts flowered from every stem. a “kissing bough,” in which everThere’s a similar story from greens and mistletoe were hung with Europe about a child, an angel, and fruit and little presents. a Christmas rose. There’s a superstition that couples This column goes out today kissing under the mistletoe will with wishes to you all for a merry quarrel within the year unless the Christmas and many blessings in the mistletoe is burnt on the Twelfth New Year. Anne Marrison is happy to answer garden questions. Send them to amarrison@ shaw.ca

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Seasons Greetings From The Staff at Johnston Meier Insurance Pitt Meadows

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Best BC VQA & Boutique Selection in the Lower Mainland Huge Selection with the BEST Prices in Town OUR LIQUOR STORE IS OPEN NOON - 5PM CHRISTMAS DAY

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

For Your $2000 Voucher, Visit www.UpgradeChrysler.com & Enter Access Code: MRCVP or Call Today : 1-877-465-8931

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Over the years, Maple Ridge Chrysler has been involved in many community events Being noted as the #1 Chrysler Dealership in Canada isn’t just about providing and activities. They have donated countless hours of their time, as well as much exceptional customer service, or about how many vehicles are sold; it’s about the needed funds. kindness shown on a daily basis, about being aware of what’s happening in your own community, and about being dedicated to trying all the time, even if in small We’d like to share with you some of the people and charities and various organizations who have benefited from the kindness and time given by everyone at Maple Ridge doses to help in any way you can when you’re give the chance to do so. Little things, even the smallest of kind gestures can make a huge difference when everyone is Chrysler. working together. To begin with, a minivan was donated to both the RPM Hockey School and the Pitt Meadows Secondary School Track & Field Team so kids that may not have access to Now that’s what makes Maple Ridge Chrysler #1! transportation are able to attend events, valued at $950.00 per month. With the Hospice Run, they donated $12,500, and between $2,500-$5,000 to the Ridge Meadows Hockey Association, and $2,500 helped with transportation costs with Provincial Basketball Teams. A recent event, the Meadow Ridge Rotary Club Duck Race that took place this past Summer was such an amazing success on so many levels. Maple TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE BEST SAVINGS OF THE YEAR DURING THIS CHRYSLER YEAR END CLEARANCE EVENT Ridge Chrysler donated a 2011 Jeep Wrangler and sponsorship $10000 HOLIDAY CA$H! money which helped this group RECEIVE MAPLE RIDGE CHRYSLER YEAR END CELEBRATION & MUCH MORE! with an unbelievable $25,000. The funds raised from this event PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY: were used to assist the local KidSport which allow kids who are less fortunate to be involved Maple Ridge Chrysler is conducting a Year End Celebration Event. You have been pre-selected for this private invitation-only event. in local sporting groups. Take advantage of tremendous savings, including a $2000 Savings Voucher toward the value of your trade and as a special The Children’s Wish Foundation thank you, we’re giving-a-way a 42” flat screen T.V. with every vehicle purchased and receive up to $10,000 CASH with of BC is a foundation with a the purchase of any New or Pre-Owned vehicle! mission that is dear to all of our hearts, and Maple Ridge Chrysler WHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO YOU? always puts the kids first. To see a child smile, that may not We would like to make you an offer to exchange your current vehicle for any new Ram, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or pre-owned vehicle. have smiled in a very long time, With factory incentives starting at 1.99 % APR** and offering 3.0% for 84 months financing supporting this Year End Celebration, we to help make just one of their feel confident that you can make this exchange with little or no out-of-pocket expense and a monthly payment that fits your budget. wishes come true is something Moreover, you can receive tremendous savings from rebates and discounts up to $13,000 during this program AND take advantage of you just can’t put a value on. our no for 6 months! Come down today and enjoy refreshments, door prizes, and some of the best savings of the year! Through various fundraisers, and the involvement from everyone at Maple Ridge Chrysler, they HOW MUCH MORE WILL YOUR VEHICLE raised $60,000! This is enough to BE WORTH DURING THIS YEAR END CELEBRATION EVENT? provide six exceptional kids and their families with their wishes. Maple Ridge Chrysler is in immediate need of acquiring several pre-owned vehicles in order to fill specific requests for these high They have assisted the Dame demand vehicles. The local area is experiencing a critical shortage of low mileage, pre-owned vehicles and the opportunity for you to Family of Maple Ridge with the take advantage of this seller’s market is now. Our records indicate that you may currently own one of these vehicles and our Managers use of a vehicle for six months will buy back your vehicle above market value, even if you owe more than its appraisal value. after their father recovered after an assault and each November, Maple Ridge Chrysler donates WHY WAIT ANY LONGER FOR THE IDEAL VEHICLE THAT FITS YOUR CURRENT LIFESTYLE? $100.00 for each car they sell The all-new 2012 lineup has never been better! Get the best savings of the year on 2011 models of Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicles! to the Union Gospel Mission so they can continue to assist the Receive a no-charge Hemi on all 2012 Rams. The Award-Winning Dodge lineup offers the Avenger, Caliber, Charger, Challenger, local community - $42,000 can Dakota, Grand Caravan, Journey, Nitro, and Durango. Receive a no-charge Diesel on the “ALL- NEW 2012” RAM TRUCK” recently go such a long way to help out Voted “BEST NEW TRUCK EVER BUILT!”. Jeep’s innovative line-up features Compass, Liberty, Wrangler, Patriot, All New 2011 others. Grand Cherokee and Commander. The Chrysler line features 4 state-of-the-art and fuel-efficient vehicles including Chrysler 300, In addition to all that they give Chrysler 200 Sedan & Convertible, and Town & Country. With up to $10,000 CASH, pay off your credit cards, go on a vacation back, they really take care of each or spoil yourself. There’s simply no better time or auto manufacturer to upgrade to your dream vehicle! other. All employees at Maple Ridge Chrysler feel in addition If you would like additional information about this offer NOW – and to receive an exclusive savings voucher for $2000 immediately, to being a part of a strong and simply visit www.UpgradeChrysler.com and enter your name and Access Code: MRCVP. This offer will not be available at the successful organization, they’re dealership unless you pre-register online. also a part of a great big family. After the wife of one of their staff Please stop by or call us at 1-877-465-8931 to schedule a convenient appointment and allow us the opportunity to make you an offer. members was killed in a tragic car crash, the Charlene Reaveley A visual inspection of your vehicle is required to assess its value. Children’s Charity was created. They have helped to provide Special Pricing & Financing Event Site: Year End Celebration Dates: $5,000, helping to ensure that the MAPLE RIDGE CHRYSLER Now through December 31st children and the family is able to 11911 West St 1-877-465-8931 seek the help they require after such a devastating loss. Maple Ridge, BC V2X 4T2 Also, Maple Ridge Chrysler has supported the Langley Blaze Baseball Team with a $1,000 per year, the Ridge Meadows Home Show with $2,500 per year, and local Ball Hockey teams where they donated $5,000 towards the purchase of the new boards they *If you do not have internet access, please call 1-877-465-8931 and a voucher will be provided upon arrival at dealership. *1.99% APR financing is available for up to 36 months & required. Each Christmas they 3.0% APR is available for up to 84 months on select new vehicles OAC, or up to $13,000.00 rebate and discount is available on select new models only. Dealer will make 1st payment work with the Cythera Transition or provide equivalent discount, at time of purchase. See dealer for details. All offers end 12/31/11 at 6 PM. DLR# 30538 House Society and donate $2,000 to two local families along with making donations throughout the year to our local Food Banks.

Continues to Help the Community

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

IMPORTANT SAFETY WARNING!

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Wishing You a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

EVERYDAY

* N E OP DERSRY W E R V I O O L E N L D L UT • A F O F E O AK T % 10 IN •

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Lunch Specials Starting from

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Golden Special Chicken Chow Mein Chicken Fried Rice Sweet & Sour Pork Add 2 Egg Rolls + $2.50

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DINNER FOR TWO

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$26.05

Four Egg Rolls Chicken Chow Mein Chicken Fried Rice Sweet & Sour Pork BBQ Pork Chop Suey Deep Fried Prawns (8 pcs)

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$8.05

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wishing You a Warm & Cozy Christmas

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IT’S CHRISTMAS AT THE BUFFALO CLUB! WE’RE BOOKING C H R I S T M A S PA R T I E S N O W ! 3 COURSE DINNER 3999 or 3 COURSE LUNCH 2999 CHOICE OF STARTERS:

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CHOICE OF ENTRÉES: SLOW ROASTED CORNISH HEN Stuffed with wild rice. ROASTED PRIME RIB HOUSE MADE VEGETARIAN MEATLOAF SLOW ROASTED BC SALMON With hollandaise sauce. ALL ENTRÉES ARE SERVED WITH MASHED POTATOES, HONEY BAKED CARROTS AND PARSNIPS, BRUSSEL SPROUTS AND OUR OWN BUFFALO CLUB GRAVY.

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Business

New online job tools provide career information

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bought my not-yet working 16-yearold son Chase an iPod Touch for Christmas. Maybe he will download this new app instead of the regular games and music kids usually play. (OMG!) The Build-a-Career Smartphone app provides career information for more than 500 occupations in B.C. The app includes a career suitability quiz, career information for jobs in regions throughout B.C., and highlights high-demand occupations. Quiz results can be shared online. The Build-a-Career app is part of a three-part online job tool introduced by the provincial government as part of ‘Canada Starts Here: The BC Jobs Plan.’ The launch of the three job tools allows a broad range of people – from school children and teens to job-seekers, employers, and researchers in all sectors of the economy – to test the programs.

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early 19,000 working poor and homeless people across the Lower Mainland received donations of blankets, clothing, and other necessities from the longest running blanket drive. During the Realtors Care Blanket Drive, from Nov. 28 to Dec. 5, people from across the Lower Mainland benefited from the many contributions distributed through local charities. Maple Ridge realtor Jewel Yourchek is one of 20 area coordinators, and in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, she organized the collection of 190 bags, which is estimated to help 1,000 people keep warm. Over the years, the drive has grown to be the largest collection of its kind. Since

Sylver Scoop by Sylver McLaren

1994, the real estate community has partnered with local charities to distribute items collected in the region, in that time helping more than 185,000 people. This year, a video blog was created to tell the stories behind the blanket drive. Learn how it started, how volunteers collect and sort donations, and how charities distribute the items by visiting www.blanketdrive.ca.

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604-462-7933

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20399 Dewdney Trunk Rd

604-465-5717

Rev. Greg Dalman, Senior Pastor Rev. Neil Penner, Adults & Evangelism Pastor Phil Siebenmorgen, Youth and College and Career

SUNDAY WORSHIP 10:00 AM "Hall Available" www.holyspiritanglican.ca

ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA

ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA

ST. GEORGE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH

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23500 Dewdney Trunk Rd., Maple Ridge 604-463-9622

Parish of St. Bride

2011

WELCOME TO

ST. JOHN'S

"The church next door to the hospital" (River Road & Laity Street)

SUNDAY, DEC.25 CHRISTMAS DAY 11:00 AM HOLY COMMUNION

Sunday Services

8:30 am & 10:30 am Church School & Nursery @ 10:30 am

604-463-5733

Living Way

NRchurch.ca

Loving God Loving People

3-year Miniature Bible College for 4-6 year olds teaching the foundational truths of God’s word. Children born in 2007 are ready to register for October 2011. Program is held at Maple Ridge Baptist Church Contact Tawny Douglas at tdouglas@nrchurch.ca for more info. www.nrchurch.ca

PENTECOSTAL

PRESBYTERIAN

LUTHERAN

(E.L.C.I.C.) PASTOR: Roland Ziprick 12145 Laity St.

604-467-4343

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST

UNITED

ADVERTISE

WEBSTER'S WHONNOCK UNITED CHURCH

25102 Dewdney Trunk Rd. Maple Ridge

Sunday Worship 10:00 am Coffee to follow H. Holness

(DLM) Minister

604-467-9252

Everyone Welcome

YOUR

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Maple Ridge

(2 blocks off of Lougheed & 280th)

Come worship with us

604-463-6347

SUNDAY SERVICES 10:30 am

WORSHP SERVICE - 10:30 AM

*Thursdays at 7 pm

Pastor Colin Peters 604-729-0186

604-826-0602

28304 96th Ave.

COMMUNITY CHURCH

12240 Harris Road

PASTORS Les & Linda Warriner

www.thelivingway.ca Email: livingway@shaw.ca

PENTECOSTAL ASSEMBLIES OF CANADA

MENNONITE BRETHREN

WORSHIP 10:00 AM

www.prophecycode.org

KJV Conservative Music Pastor Dan Deschamp

Weekly Meditation Classes

11601 Laity Street Maple Ridge, BC 604-463-0844

What do the prophecies in the Bible say about: End Time Events, One World Government, New Earth, Christ's Return?

Sundays 10:30 am & 6:00 pm

FOURSQUARE

passionately loving God committed to loving people for the cause of CHRIST

Church at Study - Sat. 9:45am Church at Worship - Sat. 11:00am Prayer Meeting - Wed. 7:00pm

12854 - 232nd Street Maple Ridge

FOURSQUARE

SOUTHGATE CHURCH

Maple Ridge Seventh-day Adventist Church 21467 Dewdney Trunk Road Maple Ridge 604-312-1849

Pastor Dan Ost

604.462.1161 604.462.1161

Meeting at

Yennadon Centre

FOURSQUARE

Kelsang Chenma

COLLEEN FINDLAY PLACE

(old Whonnock Elementary School)

FRASER VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH

EVANGELICAL FREE

See our website for more details: www.dorjechang.ca or call: 604.853.3738

www.southgatechurch.ca

Sundays @ 10am

BAPTIST

Enjoy contemporary worship, practical Bible messages, Sunday School, Bible studies & Warm Fellowship.

CEED Centre 11739-223rd Street

family SERVICE 10:00AM

604-463-5300

BAPTIST

BUDDHIST

... with Western Buddhist Nun

INTER-DENOMINATIONAL

Sundays: 1:00 pm

See today's paper for local churches that are having special Christmas Services

BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER

www.stgeorgemr.org

GRACE

Sundays at 10:00am

12109 Harris Road Pitt Meadows

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BAPTIST

22155 Lougheed Hwy. 604-467-9613 www.mapleridgebaptist.org

TRADITIONAL ANGLICAN

he 16th annual Coats for Kids campaign, organized by Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association (GVHBA), collected more than 4,000 winter coats, sweaters, scarves, and mitts for needy children, teens, and adults – as well as some toys. Twenty-nine companies allowed their premises to be used as drop-off sites from Nov. 21 to Dec. 9, including Portrait Homes in Maple Ridge. “There was a phenomenal response to Coats for Kids again this year. It seems to grow every year,” said GVHBA president and CEO Peter Simpson. “Although it is called Coats for Kids, there’s a great deal of need for warm winter clothing for teens and adults too,” he added.

Thomas Haney Centre 23000 116 Avenue

Sundays @ 10am Pastor Rob Buzza rbuzza@nrchurch.ca

Faith Apostolic United Pentecostal

20450 Dewdney Trunk Rd, Maple Ridge

Meeting at:

St. Andrew’s Church off Haney Bypass at 116th Avenue 10:00am Sundays 7:30 pm Wednesday Bible Study Pastor Albert Foster (604)466-0500 ask about free Home Bible Study

SUNDAY Service 10:00 am

Children & Youth Programs www.mrcchurch.com Pastor Duane Goerzen

604-465-4211

HANEY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 11858 - 216th St 604-467-1715

SUNDAY WORSHIP 10:00 AM

Weekly programs for all ages!

www.haneypreschurch.org

UNITED United in love. United in Christ.

Come explore with us!

Sunday Worship 9:15am ! Pitt Meadows United

"Come As You Are"

12109 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows

9:45am ! Hammond United

11391 Dartford Street, Maple Ridge

10am ! St. Andrews-Haney United

22165 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge More information - ridgemeadowsunited.com

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

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Tradition

Christmas draws mayor’s family together

Thirty-two people will celebrate a Daykin Christmas, but without turkey this year. by Maria Rantanen

mrantanen@mrtimes.com

Maple Ridge Mayor Ernie Daykin can close his eyes and see his dad sitting in the corner on Christmas Day or on the floor handing out presents, a halfsmile on his face “just enjoying the goings on.” Christmas is all about family for the mayor of Maple Ridge. This year, though, there will be changes. There won’t be a turkey dinner for the first time in 60 years. And his father, Norm, won’t be around either. But there will be memories and a large extended family around Ernie, enjoying the holidays together as the Daykins have always done. There are lots of Christmas memories in the Daykin family – the excitement over what was wrapped in the packages under the tree – but as he’s gotten older, the focus has shifted to the joy and celebration with kith and kin. “It’s not about the gifts anymore... just the fact that all of us can get together,” Ernie said. “It’s about family, that common bond that we all have.”

This year, the Daykins will parents to come over. have 32 people in their home for “I remember going down to Christmas Day. their place saying ‘come on, They are breaking with tradcome on, come on,’” Ernie ition and there won’t be a big recalled. turkey meal; everyone will just As the kids grew up and some bring their favourite appetizers of them married, they would still and vegetables. go to their parents at Christmas. “This is a big change,” Ernie Ernie’s father, Norm, would said. But it’s “okay,” he added. sit on the floor under the tree, “It’s about everybody being handing out the presents. He able to get together.” liked to get down on the floor Norm Daykin passed away with the grandchildren, Ernie on Labour Day, and his family recollected. interned his ashes this week, Even later when Christmas just days before Christmas, in wasn’t celebrated at his parents’ the Daykin family plot in Maple home, Norm would always Ridge Cemetery. (Ernie recently decorate for Christmas, stringfound the receipt for the plot, ing lights along the driveway which cost $10 in 1935.) with ice cream buckets on each Ernie has spent light, putting every Christmas in lights along the “It’s about family, Maple Ridge, even hedges, and the year he and always setting that common bond his wife Judy lived up a Christmas that we all have.” in Vancouver just tree inside. Ernie Daykin after they married. Norm always Memories of thought carefully good family times flooded back about what he bought people for to the mayor as he reflected on Christmas. Christmases past with his family “He was generous even when growing up in Maple Ridge. things were tight,” Ernie said. The Daykins, with Ernie as the “He treated mom really well.” oldest child, and sister, Helen, Ernie remembers getting a and brothers Roy, Gord, and wheelbarrow as an adult one Ken, lived down the street from year for Christmas from his their grandparents. father, with an explanation that Christmas Day was always he was tired of fetching his own “orderly chaos,” Ernie said. from his son’s property. On Christmas morning, before Scrabble and the occasional they could open their presents, football game on TV were often they had to wait for their grandpart of the Christmas celebration

A safe holiday is a happy holiday

Four generations of Daykins: Norm and Ernie, with Ernie’s daughter Christine, and her sons Joshua and Caleb. after the family meal. His father loved his afternoon naps, Ernie said. One Christmas at their home, after the festivities, his father slipped into the family room to take his nap. “He feels comfortable enough at [my] home to catch his 40 winks,” Ernie said. Those are the memories that are rekindled year after year among the family. “After the toys are worn out,” Ernie said, “you still have those memories of Dad falling asleep in the recliner... Mom whipping everyone at Scrabble.” Christmas also reminds Ernie

of the gratitude he feels about living in Canada, “the greatest country,” and in Maple Ridge, the “greatest part of the country,” and living in “peace and prosperity.” “Being born and being able to live in this corner of the world, we’ve won the lottery,” he said. As mayor, Ernie does his Santa duty around town, a part of his role that shows him that adults, too, want to be part of the joyous celebration. “Everyone wants to believe in the magic, the goodness that happens around this time of year,” Ernie said.

WILSON STREET ONE LANE ROAD CLOSURES November 21, 2011 – December 23, 2011 Monday to Friday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm BC Hydro will be under-grounding a section of the power distribution line that currently runs along the east side of Wilson Street near the Ruskin Gar Wyatt Distribution Service Agent FortisBC

Dam. This temporary relocation of the distribution line is required for site safety to avoid the risk of any drilling or construction equipment accidently contacting the lines during the field tests or project construction. For five weeks starting November 21, 2011 a single lane closure of Wilson Street will be required to install the duct bank for the distribution line. Priority access will be provided for the school bus and emergency vehicles.

D Watch children around fireplaces. Put up a safety guard or hearth to protect little hands. D After a snowfall, clear the path to your meters and brush away any snow build up. For more holiday safety tips, visit fortisbc.com/safety.

FortisBC uses the FortisBC name and logo under license from Fortis Inc. (11-568 12-11)

Safety. We’ve got our best people on it.

Traffic control flaggers will be on site and will facilitate any emergency vehicles needing to access the roadway. For more information about this project, visit bchydro.com/ruskin, call BC Hydro Public Consultation & Stakeholder Relations at 604 623 4472 / 1 866 647 3334 or email stakeholderengagement@bchydro.com.

For 50 years, BC Hydro has been providing clean, reliable electricity to our customers. Today we are planning for the next 50 years by investing in new projects, upgrading existing facilities and working with our customers to conserve energy through Power Smart. Learn more at bchydro.com/regeneration50

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Make safety a priority this winter with some simple tips:

Hayward Street over the Ruskin Dam will remain open during this time.


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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

Holiday food

Crackers garner ‘grate’ status

On Cooking by Chef Dez

Chef Dez is a food columnist and culinary instructor in the Fraser Valley. Visit him at www.chefdez.com. Send questions to dez@chefdez.com or P.O. Box 2674, Abbotsford, B.C. V2T 6R4

W

ith New Year’s Eve fast approaching, many people are looking for unique foods to serve at their midnight soirees. One of the recipes we always turn to for our cheese and cracker platter is my wife’s cheddar sesame crackers. These are very simple to prepare, very flavourful, made with whole wheat, and a single recipe will produce four to five dozen crackers. People at your party will be addicted to these and being that most will get crackers from a box, they will be amazed that you made them from scratch… so amazed that they will also think you can walk on water. Happy New Year to you. I wish you all the best of health, happiness, and prosperity in 2012.

Cheddar Sesame Crackers

Recipe created by Katherine Desormeaux (Mrs. Chef Dez) 2 cups whole wheat flour 2 cups grated old cheddar cheese (using strong cheddar will give these

crackers the best cheese flavour) 3 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt ¼ tsp paprika ¼ tsp ground cayenne (optional) ½ cup butter, frozen ½ cup water Extra whole wheat flour for rolling ¼ to 1/3 cup sesame seeds

1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. 2. Mix the flour, cheddar, sugar, salt, paprika, and cayenne together in a bowl. Using a standard cheese grater, grate the frozen butter into this dry mixture and toss to mix. Add the water and mix until just combined to form a dough – it will seem dry when you first start mixing it, but just be patient as it will come together as a smooth dough. Cut the dough into four equal parts. 3. Flatten out one portion of dough in your hands and sprinkle a moderate amount of flour on the counter and a small amount of flour on top of the portion of the dough. Start rolling out the dough while ensuring the underside stays well floured. When the top of the dough starts to stick to the rolling pin sprinkle it with a generous amount of sesame seeds and roll the seeds onto the dough until it is approximately oneeighth of an inch thick. Note: if you use too much flour on the top of the dough, the sesame seeds will not stick; the seeds will help to keep the dough from sticking to the rolling pin. Cut the rolled dough into desired shapes and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for approximately

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five to six minutes – or until they have just turned brown. Because of the cheddar cheese and sesame seeds they must be watched closely to ensure they don’t burn. Remove from the baking sheet to cool on a wire rack. Repeat with the other three portions of dough. 4. When completely cooled, store the crackers in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to five days. This recipe makes approximately fourto five-dozen depending on how small you cut the shapes.

TIMES’ readers have opened their hearts and wallets to help Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper families. Two truckloads of toys and clothes, as well as cash, that have arrived at The TIMES over the past few weeks. TIMES staffer Rebecca Nickerson has received them, and Tom Cameron, co-organizer of the hamper society, recently came to collect them. Maria Rantanen/TIMES

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When you give someone a BCAA Membership, you’ll enjoy peace-of-mind knowing they’ll have best-in-class roadside assistance whenever they need it. And you’ll even wrap up a $20 Husky and Mohawk™ gas certificate for yourself. To learn more, call 1-888-873-0611, click on bcaa.com/gift or visit your nearest BCAA location. Offer expires December 31, 2011 and is valid on all new Primary and Associate driving Memberships. Not available with Join-on-Arrival Memberships or Membership renewals. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Please allow up to 4-6 weeks for gift certificate delivery. While supplies last.


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Thursday, December 22, 2011

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12th Annual 10th Annual

READERS’ CHOICE OFFICIAL 2011 BALLOT

Limit one entry per person for the duration of the promotion. Original newspaper pages only, no facsimilies or photocopies. Ballots become the property of the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Times, which reserves the right to publish contest results. Final decisions on ballots and winners is that of the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Times. All participants must be 19 years of age or older.

Dress challenge Eric Langton principal Jon Wheatley (right) promised his students he would wear a dress if they raised 1,000 items and/or dollars for the Friends In Need Food Bank and the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Christmas Hamper Society. They raised triple his challenge and on Friday he arrived at school in a pink dress and wig. Grade 7 student Ryan Cavalaris was a vocal advocate of the dress and wig.

Maria Rantanen/TIMES

Business incorporation

Weighing the ups and downs In the first of a three-part series, a Pitt Meadows lawyer examines reasons for incorporating a business.

ors – your lawyer and accountant – will ensure that you ultimately benefit from the incorporation. After considering all the relevant factors, it’s essential that you’re clear about what you want to achieve and also the aple Ridge and Pitt Meadows benefits of incorporating, before making a Chamber of Commerce held decision. its first annual Business When assets are held (or “owned”) by Summit last month to great a company, those assets are the property public acclaim. and under control of company directors The organizers, Norris Meyers Penny and are held separately from personal and Becker & Company assets. Lawyers, were also the In law, this separates presenters and addressed a your personal finances and keen business audience. assets from those of the The benefits of incorporcompany. This protects ation was one of the topics personal assets from any discussed and will appear business failure and against in this column in a threethe personal and business part series. failures of your “partners.” The notion of incorporaThis protection also tion isn’t really compliworks in the other direccated. tion, as the business is Let’s start with the usually protected against by John Becker benefits. There are three personal crises of its direcJohn Becker has run his own law firm in important reasons for tors and shareholders. Pitt Meadows for more than 30 years, incorporating your comOver and above the profocusing his practice on corporate pany: tection of assets, incorporacommercial real estate and business succession planning. Send questions to: tion limits your personal 1. Protection of assets info@beckerlawyers.ca and limiting liability. liability. 2. Tax planning. Irregular, illegal, or ill3. The benefit that a considered actions of direccompany will exist in perpetuity. tors, and in some cases shareholders, are We’ll examine each of these three limited to the business and are managed benefits in each part of the series. Today, in that legal entity without affecting you let’s look at protection of your assets. personally. Contrary to popular belief, tax miniThe first step to incorporating is “movmization is not the number one reason ing” assets and income streams over to for incorporation. the company. Statistically this honour is reserved for This process might have tax or other protection of personal assets. consequences, so do consult with your When considering incorporation, it is lawyer and accountant. important to take various factors – such On successful completion, your busias the size of the business, your current ness assets, liabilities, and income tax situation versus the situation after streams are for almost all situations sepincorporation, the risks involved, the arated from your personal assets. type of business, the number of people The business liability is limited to the involved, and the geographic distribution business assets. Now, you’ll want to of your interest, to name but a few – into minimize your tax liability. consideration. This is the subject of our next article in During this process, professional advisthis series.

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

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HELP BUST CRIME… Ridge Meadows RCMP is looking for the following people. If you see any of them, do not attempt to apprehend them. Please contact the RCMP immediately by calling 604-463-6251 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-2228477. The warrants attached to these individuals were still outstanding as of 10 a.m. Wednesday. Remember: all of the listed people are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.

LAGIMODIERE, Derrick Kevin Neil

JUVELIN, Erin Lesley

Born: Dec. 2, 1989 Wanted in connection with File #2009-28646 Wanted for failing to comply with a probation order.

Born: March 2, 1980 Wanted in connection with File #2011-22126 Wanted for assault.

SAHOTA, Jagjit Singh

ANDREYCHUK, Stephen Glen

Born: March 3, 1958 Wanted in connection with File #2011-21154 Wanted for assault.

Born: Nov. 3, 1970 Wanted in connection with File #2011-6991 Wanted for theft.

Peace & Joy to the World The Traditional Anglican Church of Canada Invites you to celebrate the birthday Of our Lord Jesus Christ

CHRISTMAS EVE Saturday, December 24th 7 pm – 8 pm Candlelight Service

Christmas Eve Saturday, December 24th, 2011 5:30 and 7pm at MAPLE RIDGE ALLIANCE CHURCH 20399 Dewdney Truck Road - 604.465.5717

ST. PATRICK’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH

22561 - 121st Avenue, Maple Ridge, V2X 3T5 CHRISTMAS 2011 & NEW YEAR 2012 MASS SCHEDULE Saturday, Dec. 31 Saturday, Dec. 24 Solemnity of Mary, Mother of Nativity of the Lord CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S LITURGIES God (Holy Day of Obligation) 7:00 pm - Christmas Vigil 12 Midnight - Mass of the Angels 5:30 pm - Vigil Mass (Holy Hour 11 pm until Midnight) Sunday, Dec. 25 Sunday, Jan.1 9:00 am - Shepherd's Mass 9:00 am - Mass 11:00 am - Mass of the Day 11:00 am - Mass 4:30 pm - Mass May your Christmas be Christ-filled

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CHRISTMAS DAY Sunday, December 25th 10 am Christmas Service NEW YEAR’S EVE Saturday, December 31st 7 pm to 8 pm New Year’s Eve Celebration Service

21746 Lougheed Highway, Maple Ridge 604-467-5959 • Pastors Rod & Colleen Shearing

Come celebrate the birth of our Lord

Jesus Christ. Join us for Christmas worship... St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 12145 Laity St. CHRISTMAS EVE Candelight and Carols 7:00 pm and 10:30 pm CHRISTMAS DAY Worship with Communion 11:00 am

Hammond United Church

United Church 12109 Harris Rd.

Dec.24th at 7pm Family Service Dec.24th at 11pm Candlelight Service Pitt-Meadows

Dec.24th at 4pm Service for Young Children Dec. 24th at 7pm Family Carol Service Dec. 25th at 9:15pm Family Worship

11391 Dartford St. Maple Ridge 604.465.6922

Pitt Meadows 604.465.6233

The United Churches of Ridge-Meadows

Parish of St. Bride Meeting in Pitt Meadows Community Church

(Corner of Harris and Ford Roads)

Christmas Services December 24.....Sung Eucharist.....11:00am January 1.....Festival of Lessons & Carols.....1:00pm A warm welcome awaits you! A Member of the Anglican Catholic Church - Original Province Worshipping around the world with the Book of Common Prayer

WEBSTER’S WHONNOCK UNITED CHURCH 25102 Dewdney Trunk Road

Sounds Like Christmas Service 7:00 pm Christmas Eve A time for the whole family to celebrate Christ’s birth

St. Andrew’s Haney United Church

22165 Dewdney Trunk Rd. Maple Ridge 604.463.9611 Dec.24th at 4pm Happy Birthday, Jesus! Dec.24th at 7pm Carols and More Dec.24th at 10pm Candlelight Communion Dec. 25th at 10am Christmas Morning Worship


Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

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December 24

• Christmas Haven, a dinner for anyone who doesn’t have another place to go on

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Eve, takes place at The ACT from 6 to 9 p.m. The non-denominational, volunteer-driven event provides a free, wheelchair accessible, welcoming atmosphere for people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy a warm turkey dinner, Christmas carols, children’s activities, and a special gift from Santa. Info: email christmashaven@ gmail.com, phone 778-8619477, or go to www.christmashaven.ca.

December 27

• A bottle drive will be held at Samuel Robertson Technical for Dry Grad 2012. Bottles can be dropped off at the school, 10445 245th

St. from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students will also be collecting door to door in the school catchment area.

December 30

• Hominum Fraser Valley Chapter, an informal discussion and support group to help gay, bisexual, and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated, or single, holds its monthly meeting. For information and meeting location, call Art 604-462-9813 or Don 604-329-9760.

December 31

• I Love to Dance tickets are now available for the New Year’s Eve dance at

the Ridge Meadows Seniors Centre, 12150 224th St. All tickets are $55 and include a big food layout and refreshments. Singles welcome. Tickets are only on sale in advance. Info: www.ilovetodance.ca or Ray 604-836-7295.

January 4

• Attention families living with attention deficit disorder and autism: each month, the Pitt Meadows Community Association, in partnership with the Fraser Valley Autism Society, hosts a local support group for parents, caregivers, and stakeholders. First-time guests and members of PMCA or FVAS attend free. There’s a $2 drop-in fee

for non-members. The topic planned for this meeting is “using the picture exchange communication system.” The meeting takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the association office at 202-10958 Barnston View Rd.

January 5

• Parkison’s Society of B.C.’s Maple Ridge caregivers support group meets from 10 a.m. to noon. The support group is for caregivers, family, and friends of people with Parkinson’s disease. For more information, call or email Elinor Verkerk at 604-467-2768 or jdverkerk@ shaw.ca.

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January 7 & 8

• Ridge Meadows Search & Rescue will be chipping Christmas trees by donation at their building, 23598 105th Ave. Curbside pickup service will be offered by 1st Haney Rovers, email scoutchipping@gmail.com with name and address for pickup – minimum fee is $10.

January 7 & 8

• Meadows Landscape Supply, 18020 Kennedy Rd., will be hosting a Christmas tree chipping event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by donation. All proceeds to go to the Girl Guides and the Lions Club.

• Full list: www.mrtimes.com

Christmas Worship

We would be honoured if you and your family would join us for one of our

Maple Ridge Christian Reformed Church

Christmas Eve Services

www.mapleridgecrc.com Phone: 604-465-9416 office@mapleridgecrc.com

Encounter Christ this Christmas

Friday, December 24th

Candlelight Christmas Eve Service “The Sign of Christmas” - December 24, 7:00 p.m.

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

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Literacy

Library offers glimpse into ghosts of Christmas past

There are still DVDs and books available for the holiday season.

The title song White Christmas is generally considered to be the highest selling musical single in the world, even today in the era of iTunes, having sold an estimated 50 million copies. by Curtis Acton Television specials are another holiday Speical to the TIMES standard, and many of the older classics he holiday season is quickly are rerun during the season. approaching, but rather than For those who can’t wait, or who want stressing over the declining numto share them with the whole family on ber of remaining shopping days, their own schedule, our library system we thought it would be nice to look back carries many copies of the best. and revisit some holiday classics. The 1964 stop-motion animation Christmas holiday traditions are plentiRudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, for ful. Perhaps there are places your family example, is famous not only for bringvisits each year, or dishes – like Brussels ing Rudolph and all the other reindeer to sprouts – without which the Dec. 25 meal the small screen, but also for introducing just doesn’t taste new characters to like Christmas the story, such dinner. as prospector Classic books Yukon Cornelius and films can and, everyone’s also be a part of favourite misfit the Christmas elf, Hermey, who tradition, helpwants nothing ing to rekindle more than to be memories of a dentist. previous holiCharles M. days and conSchulz’s classic necting children Peanuts comic to the stories strip was turned and carols that into one of the their parents most iconic and grandparChristmas teleents grew up vision specials with. ever, A Charlie Here at the Brown Christmas, Maple Ridge highlighted Library, we by famed jazz have plenty of pianist Vince old favourites Guaraldi’s infecin our collectious piano tion that we line, as played feel should be by Linus, and revisited at least Charlie Brown’s once a year. rant against the “You’ll shoot commercializayour eye out!” tion of the holiis one of the days, which is unlikeliest catch still relevant to phrases for the modern audiholiday season, ences. but anyone who Maple Ridge librarian Curtis Acton has some suggestions for For the past Christmas reading and watching. has seen the eight seasons, schemes that readers of Ralphie Parker comes up with to get his mysteries and thrillers have impatiently parents to buy him a Red Ryder BB Gun awaited the arrival of Anne Perry’s latest in the 1983 classic movie A Christmas holiday novel, and this year is no excepStory will smile upon hearing the phrase. tion. A Christmas Homecoming is the Set in early-1940s Indiana, the story ninth in her series of holiday mysteris a great window into post-depression ies, and it introduces us to Caroline, the American Christmas traditions and a mother of one of Perry’s other popular source of nostalgic icons from the past. characters, Charlotte. Caroline travels to Rated PG. Whitby, England, following in the footWhite Christmas (1954), starring Bing steps of Bram Stoker’s famous Count Crosby and Rosemary Clooney, is a clasDracula. For those new to the series, the sic featuring more than a dozen musical library carries copies of all nine books numbers. The back story follows two published so far. World War II veterans who make it big Season’s greetings to everyone from all as entertainers after the war and find love of us at the library. Curtis Acton is a librarian at the Maple Ridge Library along the way.

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C y HOLIDAY CLOSURE CITY HALL WILL BE CLOSED FROM: Monday, December 26th, 2011 until we reopen on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 at 8:30 am The main reception line (604.465.5454) will be open 8:30 am – 4:30 pm on December 27, 28 and 29, 2011 The Public Works Operations Centre will be closed on: Monday, December 26, 2011 and Tuesday, December 27, 2011 and Monday, January 2, 2012 The Pitt Meadows Family Recreation Centre will be closed on: Saturday, December 24, Sunday, December 25 and Monday, December 26, 2011 and Sunday, January 1, 2012. If you require service from the Public Works Operations Centre during regular business hours, please call 604.465.2434. For emergency after hours service or during the holiday closure dates, please call 604.465.2465. Regular recycling and garbage schedules are in effect. If you experience problems with pick-up, please call Waste Management at 604.520.7800. Anyone wishing to pay taxes or to claim a Home Owner’s Grant on the closure dates, may deposit the payment or the Application Form through the mail slot at the front entrance to the City Hall. For more information visit www.pittmeadows.bc.ca. The next Council in Committee is scheduled for January 10, 2012 The next Regular Council Meeting is scheduled for January 17, 2012. FROM MAYOR, COUNCIL AND THE STAFF OF THE CITY OF PITT MEADOWS WE WISH YOU A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HEALTH AND HAPPINESS IN 2012.

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All-star girls win Three local girls played for Team Blue at the female midget AAA all-star hockey game on Sunday at the Langley Event Centre. Team Blue finished on top after defeating Team White 3-2. Two Maple Ridge girls, Payge Pena, Madison Sands, and one from Pitt Meadows, Emily Jude, are former Ridge Meadows Barracudas and are now playing in the B.C Major Midget League. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

Team shares spirit Mountain United FC U17-18 Girls’ BC Soccer Premier League team shared in the spirit of the season last weekend and volunteered at the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre. Members of the team, including girls from Maple Ridge, helped to prepare Christmas dinner for 500 women and children. The centre hosts a Christmas dinner for women and children in the community every year. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

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The Tuesday Morning Ladies’ curling league, who play at Golden Ears Winter Club in Maple Ridge, collected warm clothes and toiletries for Cythera Transition House Society.

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Racers meet Maple Ridge skating club will be participating at the Burnaby Haida Speedskating club’s annual interclub short track meet at the Bill Copeland Sports Centre on Jan. 14. Races ranging from the learning-to-skate cradle category to senior masters divisions will run from 8 a.m. and until 4 p.m. Clubs from Maple Ridge, Richmond, Vancouver, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Mission, and the North Shore will test their skills against clubs from as far away as Kamloops and Fort St. John.

Law still rules ice The lineup for the 2012 BC Scotties Curling Championship, to be hosted at the North Shore Winter Club, Jan. 23-29, is now complete and includes hometown hero Kelley Law. Others on the roster included Kelly Scott, Kelowna, Allison MacInnes, Kamloops, Kelly Thompson, Richmond, Roselyn Craig, Juan de Fuca, Nicole Backe, Royal City, Jen Rusnell, Prince George, Brenda Garvey, Kamloops, Marilou Richter, Richmond, and Marla Mallett, Royal City. • More online: www.mrtimes.com, click on “Sports”

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A group of women curlers collected warm clothing and other necessities for a women’s safe house. by Sylver McLaren

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A league that curls together gives together. The members of the Tuesday Morning Ladies’ Curling League delivered a collection of toiletries, pajamas, toques, socks, gloves, and a few toys to a local charity on Tuesday. The women – Diane Stadel, Pat McCabe, Elaine Anderson, Marion Beck, Thelma Joyner, Shirley Quinn, Ferne Adair, Marie Glendinning, Doreen Dotzler, Pat Jones, and Peggy McNichol – decided to give to Cythera Transition House Society, a non-profit organization that provides services for abused women and children. “We are a ladies’ group and we thought it fitting to give to a ladies’ charity,” said Diane Stadel, who

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Diane Stadel, Pat McCabe, Elaine Anderson, Marion Beck, Thelma Joyner, Shirley Quinn, Ferne Adair, Marie Glendinning, Doreen Dotzler, Pat Jones, and Peggy McNichol showed off the items to be donated to Cythera Transition House Society. orginized the fundraiser with Pat McCabe. “We gave to Cythera House last year for the first time and it was such a success, and they were so appreciative,” Stadel added. Heather Halliday, program director at Cythera House said the families they serve are touched by

the generosity. “It is really amazing at this time of year how the community steps up to support the families that our agency provides service for,” said Halliday. “They do it with such warmth and caring, it is greatly appreciated,” Halliday added. Cythera House was

established in 1983 as a safe refuge for women and their children fleeing abuse. These services have grown to include the transition house, an off-site counselling centre, secondstage housing program, and a thrift store. The team spent about four weeks collecting the items at the Golden Ears

Winter Club. “The girls are very good at giving,” explained Stadel, who has been curling at Maple Ridge’s curling club since 1957 when the broom was just “an old corn broom.” The ladies in the league range in age from 40 to 85 years old. Retired Samuel Robertson Technical high school teacher Pat McCabe has been curling for about a dozen years. “We are a ladies’ league who wanted to support women in the community,” said McCabe. “It’s lots of fun. We have wonderful ladies in this league. They support everything we do,” she added. Curling club manager Guy Scholz admires the work the ladies do. “Every year they find some kind of cause to support, and we have other curlers from other leagues that give to this league as well,” Scholz said. “This group of ladies has a lot of community awareness. They are very involved in the community and want to give back.”


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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

Baby Book

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Announce to your community the bundle of joy that came to you in 2011.

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Langley junior Thunder’s Reegan Comeault absorbed a check from a Delta Islanders opponent at the Langley Events Centre in July, during the most recent BC junior A Lacrosse League season.

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Reegan Comeault, the Langley junior Thunder’s leading scorer and the BC junior A Lacrosse League’s MPV, will be playing field lacrosse for his country in the summer of 2012. The Pitt Meadows native, who celebrated his 19th birthday on Friday, was recently selected to the men’s U19 national team’s 24-player roster. Also selected from B.C. were Jesse King from Victoria, Wesley Berg from Coquitlam, Danny MacDermott from Richmond, and Ross Bowman from New Westminster. The selection of the final roster followed

Isabelle Shann Submit a colour photo of on your new baby with the Kappeler completed information May 21, 2011 below by January 23rd. Pa re nts: Matt & Kath Watch for your baby’s erine picture to be published in our January 31st issue of the Maple Ridge Times.

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Cancer June 21-July 22: Relationships are front and centre in the weeks ahead. Be diplomatic yet eager. Both opportunity and opposition occur. You might meet true love. (That’s a possibility about every second month for the next 12 years. Some of the better “true loves” will appear after October 2012. Before then, it can be difficult to find a lover who is also marriage material.) Social and group affairs that have been held up since August now get a green light, into June. Mysteries and investment opportunities arise Monday to Wednesday. Wisdom, mellowness flow Thursday/Friday. Caution, Saturday. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: A month of hard work, duties, dependents, machinery and health lies ahead. A career, business, prestige or similarly ambitious venture, perhaps started last summer, can finally charge ahead – so the weeks ahead should combine work and career luck – you could be promoted, or have your responsibilities expanded. Chores face you Sunday. Relationships, exciting meetings and new horizons arrive Monday to Wednesday. Life’s deeper side, sexual desires, financial commitments and mysteries needing investigation – these come Wednesday eve to Friday. Be cautious with money, spending Saturday. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Romance, creative surges, pleasure forays, speculative ventures and charming children fill the weeks ahead. You’ll win in these zones! Delays end in higher education, international trade and travel, publishing, cultural rituals, law and intellectual pursuits. Where these two spheres of influence combine (e.g., romance and a wedding, or creativity and publishing) you could meet surprising success! The one flaw is money: its “demands” can prove stronger than romance, et al. Tackle chores Monday-Wednesday. Deep relationship developments Wednesday night. Avoid temptation Saturday.

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Aries March 21 - April 19: Be ambitious – use the holidays to show parents and rich uncles how far you’ve come and how talented you are. Many things move forward now in career and in money. A fourmonth money delay ends. If you’ve “collected” extra money over the past several months, it was from previous/old situations. If you have a money scheme that you’ve nursed for some months, launch it now. If not, find one! (For career advancement, realize a relationship – not necessarily a career one – must be solved or “onside” first.) Happiness, popularity visit Monday to Wednesday. Lie low Thursday/Friday. Taurus April 20-May 20: Charge forward with personal plans involving education, far travel, legal or cultural projects, research, investment, lifestyle changes, surgery or diagnosis, and/or intimacy and commitment. Now to June, you’ll succeed with these spheres, in a huge, elevating way, with the slightest effort! (Well, education, legal, travel and cultural zones will only succeed if you take a worklike approach – handle these like a job and you’ll accomplish well.) Ambition, relations with higherups are important Monday to Wednesday – all’s good. Happiness, optimism Thursday/Friday. Rest, Saturday. Gemini May 21-June 20: One of your best financial, investment months of the year starts now. It’s complex, though. Yes, lucky investments appear, particularly in negotiations, contracts, in projects that deal with the public, or entail relocation or a partnership. But final success will only come if you can work with “creative elements.” If you’re in love, and invest, your love will direct the investment properly. (Don’t ask me what all this means.) Your sexual desires rise, which can lead to satisfaction with a comforting person. Seek your answers Monday to Wednesday noon. Be ambitious Thursday.

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Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: The weeks ahead are “down home” – security, family, property, nutrition, gardening, all the basics. You might make changes in these (e.g., move or renovate your residence). You might also change who you associate with – gently abandon stale projects and hangers-on. You can benefit deeply from changes now – lifestyle, health. This is a splendid time to invest in property. The only glitch is your own slowness and caution. Rest deeply Sunday. Romance, creative urges brighten your life Monday to Wednesday.Tackle chores Thursday/Friday. Be careful with relationship words Saturday. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Communications, travel, errands, paperwork, casual friends and siblings – these dominate over the few weeks ahead. Be curious, especially about the matters and situations that are holding you back. (E.g., if you’re in jail, read books about the world’s jails.) This is a good time to take a communications course. Partnership in love or business is a great opportunity mid-2011 to mid2012. Something along this line might have stalled since August – but the delays are over. Step ahead, open your arms! Romance calls Wednesday eve to Friday. Take care with machines, driving, Saturday. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Chase money, buy/ sell, ask for a pay raise, apply for scholarships or student loans, and seek new clients – now through the four weeks ahead. Your work and employment luck is huge this winter/spring (perhaps I should say expansive rather than lucky). This dovetails splendidly with the present accent on money. Even those temperamental, impatient higher-ups might throw more money at you. Only one thing can foul this up – your social life and/or your fond wishes. For the moment (to June 2012) be practical. Love and opportunities will come – hugely – from June 2012 onward.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Your energy, charisma, effectiveness and clout rise high now to late January. Start important projects, display your talents, seek an audience with higher-ups, and/or tackle jobs that once intimidated you. You’re going to make an impression! Love should thrive now also (to June, but especially this month ahead and May). Love delays end – so might someone’s apparent lack of interest. Approach the one who attracts you. Creative, speculative, and sports ventures can also shoot forward luckily now to June. Chase money and buy/sell Monday to Wednesday. Avoid a “hot head” Saturday. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Lie low, rest and contemplate. Form plans for the future. Seek therapy, advice. Be charitable and spiritual. Deal with government or head office, and catch up with neglected chores. All this Sunday, and for the entire four weeks ahead. This is a splendid period to purchase a home (or other property). Rest Sunday. Your energy returns Monday to Wednesday, and your charisma glimmers here and there, but no more than sunlight through trees. Get things done – you’ll accomplish easily. Money’s important Wednesday eve to Friday: shop Wednesday. Guard your speech, driving Saturday. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: A wish could come true this week (perhaps Sunday) or during the three weeks following. A month of optimism, socializing, popularity and entertainment has just begun! You’re going to say, “I know what happiness is – just a bit.” But that bit will expand to huge proportions from next February onward for a whole decade and a half. No more will you ever say, “I’m not fulfilled.” Sunday promises, but Monday to Wednesday pulls you back to quietude, solitude and rest. Plan, contemplate and help others.Your energy and charisma rocket upwards Wednesday eve to Friday – see and be seen! timstephens@shaw.ca


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401 Westview St, Coq

COQ, Como Lake, 3 BR, f/bath, cozy f/p, 4 appls. Ns/np. Jan 1st. Nr bus & schools. 604-785-1699

6595

Shared Accommodation

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Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

ROOMMATE NEEDED to share 1800 sqft Townhouse in Port Moody, w/d, laminate floors, $550 incls utils, cable & internet, parking, indoor pool, nr SFU & Lougheed Mall. Suits professional working person or student. Refs Req. Avail Jan 1. 778-846-5275

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Domestic

2001 FORD Taurus SE, 105k kms, new tran, AC, aircared, 1 owner, $3200 obo. 604-522-5596

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DEC 27 & 28, 1pm - 4pm, 6092-173A St, Sry, by Owner. Move in ready. Cape Cod home in Cul-de-Sac, 3 BD, 2 1/2 baths, 2427 sf, 2 storey. $579,900. All offers considered. 604-576-0567

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

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BBY BOUNDARY/49TH, 1 BR bsmt, 850sf, private entry, $750 incls utils & w/d. Avail Jan 1. N/P & N/S. Call 604-434-7023

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COQ RANCH PARK 2 BR, lrg grd lev, inste w/d, d/w, $1050 incl util. Jan 1. np/ns. 778 321-5771

9160

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COQ, RIVER HEIGHTS, Lrg 1 BR ste, quiet & bright, laundry, gas f/p, hardwood, sep entry, priv yard. Near schools, transit, shops $825 incls utls & cable. Avail now/ Jan 1. N/S, no pets. 604-722-2294

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

1991 BMW 850I, exc body, clean, 67K, new tires & parts, Moving Must sell! $10,500, 604-728-7947 2004 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE, 4x4, auto, all options, 125k, $8500 firm. 604-538-4883

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Large, 3 bdrm., 3 bath townhome. Three levels, approx. 1800 sq. ft. Features include: Lge. L/R with wood-burning fireplace & view of greenbelt; den area with sep. laundry and storage. Top floor has 3 lge. bdrms, 4-pce. bath & 2-pce.ensuite.Closetoelementary school, beaches and parks.

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times

LAST MINUTE GIFTS Men’s Slippers Assorted colours and styles.

Reg. $26.99–$89.99 SALE $20.24–$67.49

Denver Hayes and QUAD COMFORT® Slippers

Assorted colours and styles. (5DQGDHFH1200/202/204, DH5DF10-706/709)

Reg. $19.99–$29.99 SALE $14.99–$22.49

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Carhartt® for Kids

Men’s Loungewear

This bib overall has double knee reinforcement and adjustable shoulder strap with bib pocket. 3m-24m has leg snaps. Also available in sizes 2T-4T.

Assorted colours and styles.

Reg. $19.99–$79.99 SALE $14.99–$59.99

SALE $34.99

Blankets and Throws

Assorted styles.

Reg. $24.99–$64.99 SALE $18.74–$48.74

BOXING WEEK BLOWOUT Women’s Wolverine Composite Toe Boot • • • •

Boxing Week Clearance Sale All Yellow Tag Items - MINIMUM 50% OFF Dec. 26th - Jan. 2, 2012 Sorel Dredge Safety Boot

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REG-$119.99 SALE-$59.99

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NO EXCHANGES OR RETURNS BOXING DAY

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SATURDAY 9AM - 5PM

CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY

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Maple Ridge Times December 22 2011