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A look at what makes our neighbourhoods unique


hat is a neighbourhood? An area determined by streets, a community bound together by a common tax roll, a mix of homes and businesses with a shared history? Some of the above, all of the above? The Record is taking a closer look at the city’s 11 unique neighbourhoods in this special series. This week, we cover the West End. We hope to give those who have called this city their home for quite awhile, and those who have just unloaded the moving van, a


Neighbourhood fresh look at their neighbourhood. The names and boundaries developed 40 years ago

continue today, and those 11 neighbourhoods all have their own residents’ associations. They each differ, offering advantages and challenges, but they have a common thread – a unique character. And, if you’ve been in the city for a bit – you might also say each neighbourhood has true loyalists and boosters. We don’t want to reignite old whose ‘hood is better arguments? – but let’s just say it’s better not to dis anyone’s neighbourhood in this fine city.

A long life lived well in the city’s West End BY ALFIE LAU REPORTER

For an area that doesn’t have much retail or commercial – or anything other than single-family detached homes – the West End of New Westminster has a character built from the history of its longtime residents. It’s known as one of the Royal City’s most stable neighbourhoods, as it’s not uncommon for your neighbours to have lived there for more than 50 years. Elmer Rudolph, president of the West End Residents’ Association, has lived in various locations in the West End since he was 12 years old. If anybody knows about the West End of New Westminster, it’s Rudolph. In the early ’50s, he lived in the area then known as the DL (District Lot 172), but now currently known as Connaught Heights. He then moved closer to 12th Street before moving in 1962 to his current location on Eighth Avenue, not far from Lord Tweedsmuir Elementary, just before marrying wife Margo. The couple have lived in their cosy home for more than 52 years, but it was only last year that Margo became an official owner of the home they’ve lived in. “Back then, if you were a single female under 20, you couldn’t own property,” said Margo. “We bought the house with $2,500 down toward the $13,400 total cost, and it was in Elmer’s name.” Margo said her friends worried

about her and if things went south, she could be left without a home. “I wasn’t ever worried,” said Margo. “Who would cook for me?” joked Elmer. The couple forgot about this until late 2012, when it was time to look at their wills. “We just asked if we could do one more thing, and that’s how she finally became an owner of this place,” said Elmer. Simply put, if you live between Sixth Avenue/Marine Way and 10th Avenue, from 12th Street to 20th Street and River Drive south of Marine Way, you live in the West End. The story of the River Drive residents is particularly interesting, as in 2009, the West End Residents’ Association was asked by the Brow of the Hill Residents’ Association to change the boundaries to allow Brow of the Hill to represent residents between Sixth and Stewardson, west of 12th Street. The affected River Drive residents asked to stay with the West End association and hence, the residences located below Stewardson Way and accessed by River Drive remained part of the West End of New Westminster. According to 2001 census data, the area has a population of just more than 4,300 people, an average household income of $71,653, 71 per cent of the properties are owner-occupied dwellings, 65 per cent are detached homes, only 10

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◗IN THE NEWS Free Pier Park programs a hit ◗P8 A closer look at Lord Tweedsmuir Elementary ◗P9

Making memories in the West End From grocery stores to a haunted house to the movie theatre, residents who grew up in the West End recount the early days of the neighbourhood BY ALFIE LAU REPORTER

In 2000, the city’s Millennium Project allowed local neighbourhoods to put together a “memory book” for each area, and the West End Residents’ Association – along with the neighbouring Connaught Heights area – took full advantage. West End association president Elmer Rudolph, along with Nory Johrden, helped collect stories and anecdotes from local residents in a book called Memories are Made of This. Here are some charming stories taken from this colOur lection: ◆ Rozel Amy Evanson remembers when Eighth Avenue didn’t even run from 18th Street to 20th Street. “It was all bush around here in 1930. As a five-year-old, I played in a deep ditch that ran the full length of 20th Street on its east side. Although the water really rushed down here after a rain, it was a great playground. We’d float boats down the ditch, holler through the culvert that went under Eighth Avenue and had great fun in the “swinging maples” on the other side of 20th Street.” ◆ Lou Treslove on the great groceries you could buy in the area: “We did all our shopping at Arnold and Jimmy’s Dogwood Market. Jimmy (Niven) was the only butcher who guaranteed his meat. If I got a tough steak, he gave me another one, no problem. His double-smoked bacon


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Streets of yesterday: Twelfth Street in New Westminster’s West End, decorated for the 1939 visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. Residents of the area have many fond memories of the area compiled in the book, Memories are Made of This. “Spring 1938. When I was a young girl, Dad and I used to go for leisurely walks on Sunday afternoons. … We would eventually reach the land where Lord Tweedsmuir Elementary School stands today. The area was wooded, but not heavily treed. There was scrub, maple and

was the best. I was always after him to tell me who smoked it, but he never let on. His old cheddar cheese, cut off a big round, was really nippy on your tongue. You know, you just can’t buy it like that any more.” ◆ Sharmaine Ritchie on how Lord Tweedsmuir has both changed and remained the same:

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per cent are apartments and the other 25 per cent are other, ground-oriented buildings. What drew Elmer and Margo to the area 50 years ago is what still draws people to the highly-sought-after area. “It’s such a stable area,” said Elmer. “What I’ve always like about this neighbourhood is you can walk down the street and see people working on their yards and taking pride in their home. … That’s really nice to see, and it’s what makes this neighbourhood so stable.” It’s not all paradise in the West End, as the biggest problem is traffic that runs through the area, either people trying to access the Queensborough Bridge and the Fraser Valley, or people going the other way, either to the east side of New Westminster or Coquitlam and beyond. “It’s been that way for some time,” said Rudolph. “We’ve actually noticed with

how they’ve changed the traffic, it’s not so bad along Eighth Avenue, but you can’t say the same about 20th Street. … You’ll see the lineup up 20th start at around 2 p.m. as they go down the hill to the bridge. “One other thing is you do get used to the sirens,” said Rudolph, referencing the fire station at 13th Street and Edinburgh. “It’s the main route for fire and ambulances to go through the city.” The Rudolphs have seen so many young and old families come and go, and now, they have the second-most seniority in the area, just behind neighbour Stan Campbell, who’s lived in the area since the late 1930s. “I’m never leaving here,” said Campbell during an impromptu talk with Elmer in the alley they share. “My dad built this house, and it’s home for me.” Former school trustee Brent Atkinson has lived in the West End for most of his life and is proud to be a Lord Tweedsmuir

graduate. “About 100 years ago, I went to Tweedsmuir,” joked Atkinson. “All of my kids went there, and it really is one thing that hasn’t really changed in the area.” Atkinson lived there as a child, moving away for school, but once he got married and was looking for a place to settle, there wasn’t any other choice but the West End. “It’s probably the most convenient place to live to get in and around Vancouver and the Lower Mainland,” said Atkinson, whose business dealings often take him to Surrey and Vancouver. “As long as I’ve lived in a house, I’ve lived in the West End.” Atkinson remembers how many retail choices used to be in the area, referencing the seven grocery stores that used to dot the area and the Hi-View Market on 20th Street, which was a busy full-service grocery store that even the large stores were scared of.

“Retail’s changed so dramatically,” said Atkinson. “Now, you have two cars in every family and they drive to retail centres instead of shopping closer to home. … That wasn’t what it was like back when I was going to school here.” “I remember Safeway used to send their people to check out the pricing at the HiView,” said Rudolph. “The Hi-View was very successful until Woodward’s opened its food floor in the mid-’50s.” On its eastern boundary, 12th Street also became less of a retail destination, and that’s meant the enduring legacy of the West End of New Westminster has been its stable, longtime population base. “One of my favourite things is to walk down the alley, see my neighbours and talk to them,” said Rudolph. “Some have been there a long time, others have just moved into the area… Some of us are probably never leaving.”


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Memories: Basketball popular “As a kid, I spent many an hour at the blackberry by the patch. Eighth Avenue Metro Theatre. It was 15 cents to get in and was paved, but the side where Lord 10 cents for a box of popcorn. Of course, Tweedsmuir stands today wasn’t. I remem- we took marbles and water pistols, too. ber you could follow a dirt path and a trail The marbles were for rolling down the that perhaps kids made, and then down floor, all the way down so the marbles would go plonk. … The water pistols were Seventh Avenue towards for, what else? Shooting home.” at people in the dark ◆ during the show. How Ken Winslade on how Our many times did I get basketball became popkicked out? Once or ular in the West End: twice.” “We neighbourhood ◆ kids couldn’t afford our own individual Greer Draney on the best eats: basketballs, so we’d pool our money for “The best cherries in the West End one ball. But we did have one real luxury. Roy Bell, an electrician, wired up outdoor during summers in the 1950s were in the floodlights at his place at 1511 Dublin St. Pierce’s backyard at 1703 Edinburgh St. so we could play after dark. That was They were fantastic. The biggest, sweetest, most delicious cherries ever. As long as we something in 1950.” asked Mr. and Mrs. Pierce’s permission, it ◆ was OK for the kids to climb that tree and Ken McDonald on trips to the butcher: “When I was five years old, my mother eat as many cherries as we could pick.” ◆ would take me along to Bennett’s Meat Arnold Bush on the “haunted house.” Market on 12th Street, where the butcher “An old house, sitting on three lots always gave me a raw wiener. I loved those wieners, so she never had to do at Seventh Avenue and 14th Street, right much talking to get me to go along with across from us, was already deteriorather. But one day, he stopped giving me ing in 1945, so it must have been built wieners, so that was the end of my trip to before 1900. It had a red slate roof, pieces of which we used to pick up when they the butcher, as far as I was concerned.” broke off and slid to the ground. … It had ◆ Ken McDonald on the Metro Theatre on a mysteriously decrepit look about it, so we called it the ‘haunted house.’” 12th Street: ◗ continued from page 3


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Province needs its independent watchdogs

At a time when the B.C. government ing them money. This may look good on is examining every nook and cranny paper during the next fiscal year, but it to find excess spending to cut from its means long-term losses. annual budgets, it’s to be expected that Such is the case with the UBC some provincial programs will Therapeutics Initiative, an independent drug watchdog. lose funding. The Liberal government The province cut $1 milTHE RECORD lion in funding to the research was re-elected in part due to initiative, which the NDP estiits commitment to bring in a mates saves B.C.’s Pharmacare system balanced budget, and that means costmore than $140 million per year. cutting. The NDP vowed to reinstate funding But too often, governments cut fundand actually increase it to $2 million if ing to something that was actually sav-


they won the election – but they didn’t. It’s true that every single program and group that loses funding is going to claim they’re essential to the province. But in this case, we’re talking about a watchdog that protects British Columbians from problems with their medication. Considering the high cost of health care overall, a program that saves people from adverse reactions – as well as money for B.C. Pharmacare – is clearly important for the well-being of all. Particularly with an aging popula-

tion, which will need more medication to deal with the health problems that crop up over time. Long-term planning is essential for the financial health of our province. If we cut funding that actually saves us money, we’ll be scrambling for those dollars in a few years’ time. But the bigger cost is the risk to our health. The province may need to cut costs, but not if it means sacrificing the health of its people.

Poverty has huge impact on schools


hen you work in a failure rates, poor attendance, lack of connection between famschool, goodbyes ilies and school, among others. are expected. At the But what is equally worrisome is end of the year and with tears, that high student transiency has ceremonies and gifts, you bid been shown to have a negative farewell to departing staff and effect on not just the students matriculating students, and who move, but on the performthough the farewells are bitterance of other students and the sweet they are part of the nature entire system as well. of things. But in ever For schools and disincreasing numbers, tricts that experience educators are saying DAVID STARR a high transiency rate, unexpected goodbyes staffing and budgetary to more and more planning are often thrown for a students not because they are loop when significant numbers graduating, but because their of unplanned students – espefamilies can no longer afford cially students with language their homes and have to move. or other learning needs – arrive Over the last couple of years after schools are staffed, and there has been tremendous press schools are left scrambling to about poverty in schools. This find the resources needed to supcall to action has supplied our neediest schools with everything port them. Ultimately, districts with high costs of housing bleed from socks to pencils to hot students, and the impact of this lunches, and my schools have exodus has well-documented benefited from that outpouring and profound negative repercusof generosity. Make no mistake – this largesse is appreciated, but sions on the financial and educational bottom line of the entire unfortunately such measures are school district. merely stopgaps that do little to To be clear, the critical affordaddress the key cause of childable housing crisis in Metro hood poverty, and that is the Vancouver is neither a right- nor inability of a growing number of left-wing issue; it is a crisis that families to afford to put a roof transcends education, politics, over the heads of their children. economics and social planning, The result is an increase in and it won’t be solved without student transiency, and this involvement from all stakeholdrelentless movement causes ers. Full disclosure: I am not a catastrophic results for all stucity planner, economist or prodents, as well as the schools and districts that serve them. A quick fessional advocate, but the solution does not lie in the creation Google search produces many of vast numbers of municipal or studies that clearly articulate the provincially funded low-income devastating effects of transiency on educational outcomes: higher ◗Housing Page 7


Weak job market taking its toll Dear Editor:

Today’s weak labour market for youth is not only hurting young Canadians. It’s also taking a financial toll on their middle-class parents. There are still 200,000 fewer jobs for young Canadians than before the recession. According to TD Bank, young Canadians are not only losing out today, they also face lower wages for more than a decade as they try to catch up on missed work experience. A growing number of twenty-somethings are now competing for unpaid internships in an attempt to get ahead. While job prospects for young Canadians have deteriorated, the price of everything from tuition to rent and groceries has gone up. Yet student debt levels have remained relatively constant. So who is picking up the tab?

It’s middle-class parents – and in some cases, grandparents – who are stepping in to financially support their adult children. According to TD, more than half of baby boom parents have continued to financially support their adult children, even after they leave school. Fortythree per cent let their adult children live at home rent-free. Many Canadians were struggling to make ends meet even before their children boomeranged home. Now parents are taking out personal lines of credit and delaying their retirement plans to help their adult children. Instead of listening to Canadians on this issue, the Harper Conservatives have cut the number of youth jobs in the Canada Summer Jobs Program by more than half, and frozen the skills training budget at 2008 (pre-recession) levels without allowing for ◗Youth Page 7


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either inflation or population growth. It’s time for the federal government to recognize the depth of the problem, help young Canadians and give their middleclass parents a break. Scott Brison, MP, Liberal finance critic

Time to preserve Fraser’s historical working boats

Dear Editor:

Re: Chief Skugaid should remain on Fraser, Letters to the editor, July 17. I agree 100 per cent with the writer and, in fact, have suggested that a society be formed to support the retention of such historical working crafts on the river (like the Samson). However, on my recent visit to the waterfront, I could not help but notice that this proud piece of history appeared to be more of a “garbage scow” or a “marine hoarder’s” nightmare and more a blight to the waterfront than an attraction. This must be cleaned up, sooner than later. What can we do as concerned citizens to create a historical museum of working riverboats. Our council seems more interested in hanging $30,000 lights on Columbia Street

and turning the waterfront into a grassy park with little to offer but a walk, sit and look at the water. That $50-million (and more to come) park that boasts (as depicted in many promo pictures) eight to a dozen visitors is hardly good value. Our waterfront is owned by the citizens of this city, and it should not be designed by politicians thinking they know best. We need to develop the waterfront to appeal to tourists, to have the Fraser River Discovery Centre mean more than promotion of a politician swimming with the salmon. There is more to a working river. Yes, city council, a small ferry service to Port Royal, Queensborough Landing and the Starlight Casino is a far better idea than a $10 million pedestrian bridge. We need a council capable of thinking outside the box to share in the attraction and fame Steveston and North Vancouver’s Waterfront Park have enjoyed. Bring the working boats to New Westminster. Build mooring and a water level boat dock where tourists can access the boats. The balance of wasteland at Pier Park would be an ideal location for such a project. The real win would be the access through Pier Park, which would make the park viable, and we could actually justify a concession with or without the Fair Living Wage.

housing projects in forgotten corners of the city. The cost of such construction is prohibitive, and for years all three levels of government in this country have done little except wait and look to others to fund it. Perhaps more importantly, however, are the social consequences of this structural ghettoization. Go to the Downtown Eastside to see what happens when through design, neglect or “market forces,” a city’s most vulnerable population is shunted aside. So what to do? Perhaps I am naïve but to me the beginning of the answer to our housing crisis starts in aligning existing housing stock with our existing social housing agencies. Give owners of secondary suites incentives to partner with an agency like B.C. Housing. Let landlords

charge market rent to B.C. Housing, which in turn would have no problem finding subsidized tenants to fill those suites. This partnership would bring secondary suites out of the underground economy, provide landlords peace of mind and even with B.C. Housing paying the difference between the subsidized and market rent, the cost to the taxpayer would be a fraction of the construction of new units. And most importantly, it could be done now. Additionally, I see no reason why developers could also not be enticed to also set aside a percentage of non-market units in each of the dozens of towers and condominium projects planned or underway. On this front cities can show real leadership by giving corporate or property tax breaks to develop-

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ers or through selling city land under market value in return for housing stock. By doing so, decent housing options for lowincome families can be built quickly, at minimal cost and spread seamlessly and invisibly throughout the entire city. Finding creative ways to provide stable housing options for people of all income levels requires bold and creative action. It is the crucial first step in breaking the cycle of poverty, of improving educational outcomes, protecting schools, students and families from the devastating effects of transiency, and creating a society where all, regardless of income, can find a place, contribute and make a difference. David Starr is a published author and principal at Stoney Creek Community School in Burnaby.

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Royal City residents have embraced the opportunity to work out and get moving at Westminster Pier Park. The city partnered with a number of local businesses to offer free programs at Westminster Pier Park, including drop-in yoga, music and movement, karate, music and drama. “It’s been amazing,” said Ruby Campbell, the city’s volunteer coordinator. “It’s been awesome in terms of what we thought it was going to be.” The free programming arose out of community consultation about the type of activities residents would like to see offered on the Timber Wharf, which is the asphalt section of the riverfront park that wasn’t fully completed in Phase 1 of Westminster Pier Park construction. “It’s totally usable space,” Campbell said. “A lot of people had ideas about what we could do.” Having sought community input about uses for the Timber Wharf, the city decided to implement some of those suggestions until a decision is made about future use of the site. Some of those suggested activi-

ties have been happening on the Timber Wharf, while others have been happening elsewhere in the park. “It’s really to get people down there,” Campbell said. “A lot of people who live in that area have said, this is our community centre.” Participation levels vary depending on the class, with Zumba attracting about 60 participants. A karate class being attended by eight kids and three adults, which has prompted staff to ponder the provision of intergenerational activities, rather than age-specific programming. The Westminster Pier Park programs have also inspired city staff to consider outdoor programming in other parks in the city, as well as drop-in programs that don’t require pre-registration. “People may want to register for a 10week program, some may not,” Campbell said. “A lot of people have been saying to us the drop-in opportunity is huge.” Campbell said the free Westminster Pier Park programs also gave the city a chance to promote some existing companies and organizations in the city, as well as River Market, which provides space for the activities on rainy days. For a full schedule of the park night for

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MLA wants funding restored for drug watchdog BY THERESA MCMANUS REPORTER

New Westminster MLA Judy Darcy is demanding that the Liberal government restore $1 million in funding for B.C.’s independent drug watchdog. Darcy, who is the NDP health critic, joined her NDP colleagues in demanding that the provincial government restore funding for the Therapeutics Initiative based at the University of British Columbia. She said the initiative has saved lives and saved B.C.’s Pharmacare system more than $140 million a year. “The Liberals keep saying that examining the

government’s key website, the pro- Initiative was created as responsibilities gram was estab- an independent organizawill be central to lished in 1994 by tion that was separate from the core review the Department of government, the pharmathat they are planPharmacologyand ceutical industry and other ning to launch. Therapeutics in interest groups. Keeping patients cooperation with According to Darcy, the safe should be one the Department Therapeutics Initiative was of the Ministry of of Family Practice responsible for sounding Health’s primary at UBC, with the an early alarm to protect obligations, and a mission of pro- British Columbians from valid core review Judy Darcy viding physicians drugs like Vioxx, an arthriwould expand MLA and pharmacists tis treatment that was later B.C.’s drug watchwith up-to-date, recalled elsewhere in the dog,” she said in a news evidence-based, practical world, as well as Avandia, release. information on prescription an anti-diabetic drug that Instead, Darcy said the drug therapy. proved to have heart-relatgovernment is “gutting” To reduce bias as much as ed side effects. the Therapeutics Initiative possible, the Therapeutics During the recent proand jeopardizing research into the safety of drugs. CHOICES MARKETS According to the Wellness Library Therapeutics Initiative

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More than 70 years at Lord Tweedsmuir BY ALFIE LAU REPORTER

Patty Farris always has a raincoat and umbrella in her office. Now in her third year as principal of Lord Tweedsmuir, the elementary school with the largest enrolment in the district, Farris spends much of her day making sure the 24 divisions at the school – 14 inside the main building and 10 in the outside annex and two modulars – are centres of learning for the 558 full-time equivalent students going through three different streams – Montessori, early French immersion and regular track. “I can make it from one end to the next in five minutes,” said Farris. “I have four buildings on the site, and it’s good exercise to get out and visit the classrooms. My style is to get out into the classrooms as much as I can.” Don’t mistake size for lack of soul, as Farris and her team try to make sure that each student feels at the centre of the school, which is an enduring legacy of the West End. The school dates back to 1936, when the school board of the day started planning for the construction of a four-room school. In 1937, the two-storey building, featuring four classrooms and a library, was opened. It was built at a cost of $23,000, could serve more than 170 students and was designed as a central unit that could accommodate extensions to the east and west and an auditorium on the south side. The school was originally called the West Side School, though administrators did seek a new name. On Feb. 13, 1940, John Buchan, Lord Tweedsmuir – the then Governor General of Canada – passed away. In his honour, the West Side School was renamed Lord Tweedsmuir on April 10, 1940. Farris made sure she read up on Buchan’s history before starting at Tweedsmuir, and during the daily public address announcements at the school, she’s been known to sprinkle some Buchan trivia into her musings. As Farris takes The Record on a tour of the school, it’s not hard to see the family spirit that Farris, vice-principal Lisa Nasato and the rest of the Tweedsmuir staff have helped build at the school. Many of the younger children are closest to the main office, in an area called Happy Valley. “We wanted to have the younger chil-

dren in the main building,” said Farris, as she helps a student look for salmon fry in the aquarium near the main office. Go upstairs and you’ll find a pretty extensive school library, with many offerings in both French and English. To fully understand how big the school is, Lord Tweedsmuir actually has two lunch hours, the first from noon to 12:45 p.m. and the second from 12:40 to 1:25 p.m., on Monday through Thursday (Friday has only one lunch time). “It sometimes seems like lunch goes on all day,” joked Farris. As Farris makes her way through the Our school, she tries to talk to every student she meets, and she does it in both of Canada’s official languages. “My French has gotten better,” said Farris. “I try to speak French as much as I can with our French immersion students.” With the Montessori students, Farris works closely with Connaught Heights principal Jenny Richter to help the transition of students who start the program at Connaught in kindergarten and then transfer to Tweedsmuir. Farris said students and families will visit Tweedsmuir twice before starting up Grade 1, and staff are always ready to answer any questions that may arise. When Farris heads out to the annex and the modulars, it’s evident the school doesn’t have much room left. Assistant superintendent Al Balanuik admitted Tweedsmuir is near its capacity but added parents say they’re happy with the choices the school offers. But with size come challenges, and as the southern part of the school property became increasingly dotted with portables, some parents became concerned with the lack of playground space. “When the portable complex in the lower section was put up,” said Balanuik, “we did get interest from parents who wanted to have input on where those portables would go.” Farris is aware of the importance of Tweedsmuir as a community hub for the West End. “The parks and recreation department holds programs in our school, and there are art classes and sports on most nights,” said Farris. “We understand that this is a community hub, and we know it’s a huge responsibility that we take very seriously.”



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Music, Shakespeare under the sun LIVELY CITY


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as it really been a year already? Yes, I’m back at my desk in the Record newsroom after a year’s maternity leave, and I’m jumping back into arts coverage once again. I’m hoping to keep hearing from all of you out there in the community who are performing, creating and otherwise engaging in the arts, so please don’t be shy about getting in touch if you have something you want us to know about. You can email me, jmaclellan, find me on Twitter, @juliemaclellan, or friend me on Facebook, www. Look forward to talking with you! Meanwhile, back to the business at hand …

Concerts at quay

“It doesn’t get any better than this.” A press release notes that was the verdict of Ray Bonneville after performing July 13 performance in the Hyack Festival’s second Concerts at the Quay. Commenting to the audience on the location of the stage, Bonneville noted: “I have a train running in front of me and the river running in behind. Pretty cool venue.” The Hyack Festival Association is reminding everyone that the third and final concert in the series is set for Saturday, Aug. 3. It will feature the Delta-blues duo of Hans Theessink and Terry Evans. A press release notes that the Dutch-born Theessink is a roots and blues institution in Europe, combining his rich baritone voice and unmistakable guitar work. Evans is from the heart of Delta blues country – Vicksburg, Mississippi – and is known for his work as a longtime backing vocalist for Ry Cooder. The two bring blues, gospel and soul to life with just their two guitars and two voices.

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Great outdoors: Ray Bonneville performed at the second of three Concerts at the Quay on July 13. The final outdoor con- video, scan cert takes place Saturday, Aug. 3, featuring the Delta blues duo of Hans Theessink and Terry Evans. Their new release, Delta Time, is receiving acclaim. For more about the concerts, see

Shakespeare onstage

Brush up on your Shakespeare – and enjoy some sunshine at the same time. Shadows and Dreams Theatre Company is returning to Queen’s Park this summer with its production of The Merry Wives of Windsor, opening this weekend. Shakespeare’s comedy – featuring the scheming Sir John Falstaff and the women who decide to teach him a lesson – will be onstage at the bandshell on Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Shows are on July 20, 21, 27, and 28, as well as Aug. 4 (no show on Saturday, Aug. 3). Performances run rain or shine – as the company says, “If there’s an audience, there’s a

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Art at the library

Artist Cliffe Milne is musing on the theme of consciousness in his ongoing art show at the New Westminster Public Library. Every Picture Tells a Story is on display on the second floor of the library until July 31. His work utilizes a variety of media and techniques, including acrylic, watercolour, ink, mixed media and coloured pencil, and explores ideas ranging from philosophy, symbolism and abstract thought to the spirituality of yoga. The show can be viewed at any time during library hours. The library is at 716 Sixth Ave. and is wheelchair-accessible.

Outdoor poetry

What says summer more than Poetry in the Park? The Royal City Literary Arts Society and the city’s poet laureate, Candice James, are presenting another summer of Poetry in the Park events on Wednesday nights at the Queen’s Park bandshell. Each week includes scheduled readings from featured poets, as well as an open mike session. The July 24 session features Darrel Shee, Lilija Valis, Val Parks and Helen Levasseur. The July 31 event includes Renee Saklikar, Ashok Bhargava, Bonnie Nish and Calvin Wharton, while the Aug. 7 event includes Dennis Bolen, Timothy Shea and Eva Waldauf. The readings run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and it’s free to drop in. To stay on top of the weekly events, check out the group on

with Facebook – search for “Poetry in the Park – New Westminster.”

Open mike for songwriters

The Royal City Literary Arts Society isn’t just stopping with poetry – it’s also promoting songwriters. The group is hosting a Sunday night songwriter open mike at the Heritage Grill, 7 to 9 p.m., to give local songwriters a place to perform their original work. Everyone is welcome to attend as an audience member or take part as a songwriter. It’s scheduled to run every Sunday until Sept. 15, so be sure to check it out. Do you have an item of interest from the arts and entertainment scene? Send ideas to Julie by email, You can also find her on Twitter, @juliemaclellan.

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Band wraps up 25th anniversary season

Nothing says summer quite like outdoor music – and the Royal City Concert Band has been treating local audiences to plenty of that. The band is wrapping up a series of free summer performances in celebration of its 25th anniversary season. It’s fresh off performances at a New Westminster Salmonbellies lacrosse game on July 11, the Queen’s Park bandshell on July 14 and River Market on July 18. It’s winding up the season with a performance at the Kitsilano Showboat in Vancouver on Friday, July 26 at 7 p.m. The band (also known as the Royal City Alumni Band) is a 35-member ensemble of accomplished musicians, ranging in age from 18 to over 80. They’re from all walks of life and drawn together by their shared joy of making music. The band was recently awarded a “gold-plus” standing in the 2013 Kiwanis International Music Festival and was named the most promising community band. It’s the band’s first year under new music director Peter Wenzek, who became

the fifth director since the band was founded in 1988 – following in the footsteps of Earl Hobson, Vic Crewe, Tom Turner and Fred Turner. Wenzek is a well-known high school and college music teacher who has led concert bands, jazz bands, string orchestras and marching bands at Burnaby North Secondary School since 1994. “One of the things I really enjoy about working with community bands is that everyone is here for the music, and not for the grades,” he said in a press release. “It’s an honour to work with people who share a love of music, who have the desire to improve as musicians and who want to perform for the public.” For more on the Royal City Concert Band, check out their website at www.vcn. The Kitsilano Showboat is at 2300 Cornwall Ave., Vancouver, at Kitsilano Beach. For information on its concert series, call 604-734-7332 or see the website at

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Newspaper offers glimpse into downtown past OUR PAST



ritten accounts, usually in old newspapers, can be great sources of information about businesses such as stores and offices along a particular street in the early years of a community. These are frequently straightforward stories with names and various

details. For some holidays, especially Christmas, the descriptive pieces can offer wonderful images of an early row of storefronts. Recently we were reminded of such an item, but one with a difference. The bits and pieces of information are more colourful and somewhat lighter in context than we usually see. The article, passed along by the late Thomas Lascelles of the Oblate Order, is from The Month, a publication of the Catholic Church, from 1892, and features some local businesses of down-

town New Westminster. A selection of items from this article follow, with the first one showing clearly that this is a look around town with a difference. First we are taken to Front Street and the general store of Charles McDonough, who we are told, has “everything that you wish to buy.” But then we learn a wonderful extra detail: “There is only one thing which the genial proprietor won’t sell, his long flowing beard.” Next we hear of Stephen Manahan who sells “the most savory

meats.” We also learn of his recent marriage: “Although he but lately entered the connubial state, he lost neither his smile nor his strict attention to business – far from it.” James Wise also had a grocery store nearby, and we are told that he is a “good-natured proprietor.” E.J. Newton had a leather and saddler shop, and we are reminded of the importance of such an item. “A saddle is just the thing you want when you have a horse to go up the hills of the city.” The story then leads

us away from Front Street: “After climbing up the rather steep hill to Columbia Street we see before us an endless variety of stores and warehouses.” A dentist and bank are near Sixth and Columbia streets, and this elicits a very colourful comment: “Dr. Holmes draws some teeth out very elegantly, and fills others with gold, while below him the Bank of British Columbia draws your money from your pocket without putting in gold instead. But a safe bank it is, well-trusted, and there is nothing ‘wild’ about its management.”

Library offers plenty of movie viewing choices BY NAOMI EISENSTAT CONTRIBUTOR

Yes, fun in the sun is grand, but lately we’ve been having so much sun. If you want to take a break, why not borrow a DVD from the library. The New Westminster Public Library has a popular and diverse DVD collection of TV shows and films. More than six thousand DVDs are free to borrow for a week, and up to 10 DVDs can be checked out on a single library card. The DVDs have been

borrowed 15,000 times in June alone. The library’s collection has something for everyone. Popular titles can be picked up right away from the Bestseller Express View collection. Some titles on the shelf right now are Brave, Bridesmaids and Zero Dark Thirty. If they’re not in on your next visit, never fear, there are copies of those movies in the regular DVD collection as well, which can be reserved. If you don’t want to travel to the Pacific Cinematheque for its

Studio Ghibli series this summer, borrow one of the films from the library, including My Neighbor Totoro, Whisper of the Heart or Ponyo. If the days are getting too long, tug the night closer with horror films like Rosemary’s Baby, Psycho, The Exorcist, Kwaidan, Carrie, Night of the Living Dead, and Paranormal Activity. The diversity and sophistication of the film collection does not disappoint. There are more than 300 DVDs in other languages, from Hiroshima, Mon Amour to the

works of Akira Kurasawa. The library collects everything from modern indie movies (Graceland, The Kid With a Bike, This is Not a Film) to Hollywood classics (Sunset Boulevard, Some Like It Hot, Night of the Hunter). Visit the new Queensborough branch for their extensive Bollywood films. The collection of television series is similarly extensive, from HBO series to sitcom classics. The next time you’re in the neighbourhood, step out of the sun and check out a DVD from the library.

Nearby were two pharmacists, Mr. Herring and Mr. Curtis, who “will dispense to you every medicine that any of the medical celebrities of the Royal City will prescribe for your health or for your sickness, as you like it. It is safe to take these gentlemen on their word. Their medicines always have effect. But that is the doctor’s business.” We will bring you more of these descriptions in a few weeks starting with an interesting point about Mr. Murchie, the undertaker. Truly a great account from November 1892.

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hether you’re interested in relax- ancestors, the first refugees to Canada in 1783 after the American revolution. ing with the family, taking in Anyone who is a descendant of Canada’s some entertainment or learning United Empire Loyalists is invited to pack about some local history, there’s somea picnic, bring lawn chairs or a blanket thing in the mix for you this weekend in and join the celebration that takes place at New Westminster. We’re continuing with our popular feature, The Record’s Top Five the picnic shelter in Queen’s Park. (or More) Things to Do This Weekend and Get a bite to eat and enjoy some sumoffer the following suggestions for the mer beats when DJ Gabsung presents a mix of reggae, hip hop and house at July 19 to 21 weekend. the Summer Sessions at River Market. Pack a picnic and head to Queen’s Summer Sessions takes place on Sunday, Park for the Summer Movie Series, which is showing Finding July 21 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at Nemo on a big screen. The 810 Quayside Dr. movie takes place on Friday, Learn about some of the July 19 at dusk. In case of poor folks who have played a weather, call 604-527-4634 role in New Westminster’s to check on the status of the museums and collections, at this month’s cemetery walking movie – but it doesn’t appear tour. The tour takes place on that will be a problem this weekend. Sunday, July 21, starting at 3 Enjoy the Shadow p.m. near the cemetery office and Dreams Theatre at 100 Richmond St. Along the Company’s performance of way, participants will learn The Merry Wives of Windsor about many people with close (or more) by William Shakespeare at ties to the city’s museums, Things to do including Irving House, the the Queen’s Park bandshell. The free show gets underthis weekend New Westminster Museum way on Saturday, July 20 and and Archives, the Samson V continues on Sunday, July 21, Saturday, Maritime Museum, the Canadian Lacrosse July 27 and Sunday, July 28. All perforHall of Fame, the Royal Westminster mances take place at 2 p.m. at the bandRegiment Museum, the police departshell in Queen’s Park. This is the seventh ment’s museum – and even Cap Hobbis’s year the Shadows and Dreams Theatre private museum. The tour costs $10 per Company has presented family-friendly person (cash only). For more information, Shakespeare productions in Queen’s Park. call A Sense of History Research Services at 604-522-5466 or email information@ Don your best “loyalist” attire and head to Queen’s Park, where the secEmail your Top 5 ideas to calendar@ ond annual B.C. Loyalist Day is being celebrated on Sunday, July 21 from 11 a.m. to You can also check out our full arts and events calendar listings on 2 p.m. Members of the Vancouver Branch our website at of the United Employment Loyalists – compiled by Theresa McManus will celebrate the arrival of their Loyalist



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Two suspects arrested in Burnaby car theft BY CAYLEY DOBIE REPORTER

New Westminster police arrested two suspects on Tuesday for allegedly stealing a vehicle in Burnaby the day before. According to police, at around 11:10 a.m. on July 16, a New Westminster patrol officer spotted a stolen GMC Jimmy truck parked in the 400-block of Columbia Street. In the passenger seat of the vehicle was a woman. The patrol officer called for assistance to keep watch on the truck in case the driver returned. Officers from New Westminster’s street crime unit arrived on the scene in plainclothes, and a short while later Air 1, the regional police helicopter, was also dispatched, according to a press release. As officers were watching the vehicle, the driver returned and proceeded to drive away. Air 1 continued its surveillance of the stolen vehicle as it made its way through New West and into Burnaby. It eventually stopped, parking in the 7400-block of Southwynde Avenue, and that’s when officers

made their move. Police moved in and arrested both occupants of the truck, who were taken into custody without incident, according to the release. Surrey resident Jesse Michael Sokol, 29, has been charged with theft under $5,000; possession of stolen property under $5,000; and driving while prohibited. He will remain in custody until his court date on July 24 in New Westminster. “When dealing with stolen vehicles, police officers must constantly weigh the need to apprehend the suspects against the risk presented to the public. Auto theft suspects will often try to avoid apprehension by engaging in vehicle pursuits when they see uniform police officers or marked police vehicles,” said Staff Sgt. Paul Hyland in the release. “These pursuits can be extremely hazardous and place the public, the police and the suspects at increased risk for serious injury.”

Charges filed in city stabbing

The 23-year-old suspect in a stabbing on July 10 that

left one person in serious condition has been officially charged, police say. “The male suspect in (Wednesday) night’s stabbing made an appearance at NewWestminsterProvincial Court (Thursday, July 11) afternoon and he has now been formally charged,” said Staff Sgt. Paul Hyland in an email to The Record. Charges stem from an incident that happened around 8:50 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10. New Westminster police received a call from Surrey RCMP saying a stabbing victim had shown up at the local hospital and, following a short investigation, they determined the incident happened in an apartment in the 400-block of 12th Street in New Westminster. According to an earlier press release, officers went to the location and found the suspect, who was taken into custody without incident. The suspect is charged with aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and breach of probation. The New Westminster major crime unit is still investigating the alleged assault and couldn’t comment on the extent of the victim’s injuries.

Hyland said, however, the victim is now in serious but stable condition in hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. Jeffrey Rene Innes of New Westminster will be back in provincial court on July 24. Until then, he will remain in custody, Hyland added.

Police seeking suspect in thefts

New Westminster police are asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect wanted on two outstanding

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Cinderella girls win silver at under-14 softball provincials ◗P19 B.C. amateur title won on second hole of playoff ◗P19

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Jr. ’Bellies show jump in opener

Near complete game frustrates Langley Thunder


The New Westminster Salmonbellies got top marks in all facets of their game following a 12-6 victory over Langley in the semifinal round of the B.C. Junior Lacrosse League playoffs. The junior A Salmonbellie offence sparkled in the opening period en route to a 6-1 first-period advantage, including a delightful pair from 56goal scorer Josh Byrne. New West also weathered a huge kill on a threeon-five shortman for more than a minute that further frustrated the visitors. The Thunder came out hard in the second period, throwing every resource forward in an attempt to break the impasse. But the junior ’Bellies proved resilient despite Langley enjoying a 12-3 advantage in shots to start the period. Keeper Frank Scigliano was at his best, allowing just two goals in the first two periods. “We made a big impact at the start and they seemed to back up a little bit,” said 20-year-old defender Luke Gillespie. “We had time to strategize. We just gave them the shots we wanted to give them.” Johnny Pearson led Langley with four goals and Brett Dobray added the Thunders’ other two. But neither could compare with New Westminster’s output. Eli McLaughlin was sharp in the opening

B.C. wins Red River Cup in upset BY TOM BERRIDGE SPORTS EDITOR


Taking it to them: Luke Gillespie makes a strong move on goal against the Langley Thunder in New Westminster’s 12-6 semifinal playoff opening win at Queen’s Park Arena on Tuesday. Game 3 is back at home on July 23. game, giving New West a 6-1 lead with a strong move through the middle in the first period. The 60-goal scorer also tallied a pair of wicked power-play markers from the left crease to pace the juniors with five points. Byrne also put up a hat trick, his best came in the first period when he showed great wheels to get ahead of a defender to score a clever shorty. Quinn Smith also put up five points, including one of New West’s four

power-play goals. Anthony Malcom carried the right side, scoring twice and assisting on another pair. The win was New Westminster’s 13th in its last 14 games. The team’s only defeat in that span was an 8-7 loss at home to the Coquitlam Adanacs. The string has built up a dressing room of trust for the junior ’Bellies, said Gillespie. “Langley is a good team, but when we play

the way we’re supposed to, I think we’ll run the series,” Gillespie said. “As long as we practise and play the way we our coaches want us to, I don’t think a team can beat us. “Everyone is doing their job. We only had a few lapses.” A bit of nastiness flared up in the later stages of the final period, and Gillespie feels that could carry over into Game 2, if things don’t go Langley’s way early. “They’ll come out as hard as they can, but if we

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play the way we can, it could get a little rough,” said Gillespie. Game 2 was played Thursday (after Record deadlines). Game 3 will be played back at Queen’s Park on Tuesday, July 23, beginning at 8 p.m. Victoria is the underdog in the other semifinal, when that series gets underway this weekend with a home-andhome stand, beginning in Coquitlam on Saturday at 3 p.m.

final. Another Royal City athlete Mihailo Stefanovic, who trains with the New West Spartans, failed to make it to the finals of the men’s 110m hurdles following a sixth-place finish in the semifinal heats. Stefanovic qualified for the semis with a personal-best time of 13.98 in the opening heats.

Not long enough

At the Canadian junior national track and field championships in Quebec, Burnaby South Secondary student Ahmad Nizamani placed ninth in the men’s long jump. Nizamani, who won the pro-

vincial high school title with a leap of 6.95m, jumped 6.40m in the qualifying round.

B.C. title for RC Track

The Royal City track club won the B.C. Athletics junior development provincial championships in Nanaimo last weekend. The provincial meet followed a winning weekend at the Trevor Craven Memorial track meet at Swanguard Stadium in Burnaby, where club athletes performed exceptionally well, winning a total of 41 medals including 15 gold, 12 silver and 14 bronze, along with an additional 45 top-eight finishes in preparation for the provincials.

B.C. Am results

Eighteen Royal City athletes, between the ages of nine and 13, contributed with many personalbest performances. The club walked away from the championships and a total of 50 awards, including 18 medals and 32 additional top-eight finishes. Grace Fetherstonhaugh won a silver medal in the 2,000 metres and was third at 1,200m. Jenevieve Patry-Smith was second in javelin and third in the shot put. Devin Strome also won a silver medal in the high jump. Ryan Jensen won two medals in hurdles, placing second at the 80m and third at

St. Thomas More Collegiate grad Kevin Vigna finished in a tie for 41st place at the B.C. amateur golf championships, which wrapped up at the Copper Point Golf Club in Windermere last Friday. Vigna, who last week lost a three-way playoff at the B.C. junior championships, posted an 11-overpar total 295 on the 6,807yard, par-70 course after finishing the final round with a four-over 74. The incoming Simon Fraser University freshman edged out the Clan’s Michael Belle of Burnaby by four strokes. Burnaby’s Lucas Gatto and New Westminster’s Matt Steinbach both missed the cut. Former Sport B.C. junior boys’ athlete of the year Adam Svensson charged into a share of top spot with a five-under-par 65 in

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New West athletes shine at track champs Raquel Tjernagel of New Westminster helped Canada to the final of the women’s medley relay at the world youth track and field championships in Donetsk, Ukraine. Tjernagel, the B.C. high school 200-metre champion, qualified for the semifinals following a fourth-place finish in the 200m in a time of 24.61 seconds. The New Westminster Secondary student failed to qualify for the final. In the relay, Canada won its opening heat in a time of 2:08.52, edging eventual silver medallist British Virgin Islands by almost three-tenths of a second. Canada finished fifth overall in the relay

Three football players shared the Red River Cup with Team B.C. at the under-16 football championships in Winnipeg last weekend. B.C., including Notre Dame Juggler players Adam Turrin and Matteo Triggiano, both of Burnaby, and St. Thomas More’s Demarius Henderson, helped B.C. to a 34-21 win over previously unbeaten Winnipeg West in the goldmedal cup final. Henderson, a 6-3 defensive lineman, had a hand in B.C.’s 27-0 first-half push, blocking a punt that was recoved on Winnipeg’s 16yard line. On the ensuing play, Taylor Pencer of North Delta caught a touchdown pass from tournament allstar North Langley quarterback Jacob Laberge for a 13-0 lead. South Saskatchewan, which beat B.C. 14-0 in the preliminary round, wound up in third place following a 10-7 win over Saskatchewan North. B.C. was 2-2 after roundrobin play, including a 2116 loss to Winnipeg West.

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Showing their colours: Royal City Track Club junior development athletes show off their winnings following the team title at the provincial championships in Nanaimo last week.

Track: Strong outings for all club athletes ◗ continued from page 18

200m. Jeremy Belcher was as runner-up in the 100m dash, 200m hurdles and long jump. Emmanuel Dadson also came second in the pole vault, as did Tomas Ward in the shot. The 11-year-old girls’ distance medley relay team made up of Michelle Dadson, Anaiyah Bernier, Lauryn Savela and Elizabeth Bowles also won a silver. Bronze medals were won by Katelyn Stewart-Barnett

in both the 600m run and high jump. Michelle Dadson also placed third in discus. The 10-year-old girls’ 4x100 relay team made up of Kaia PolanskaRichardson, Annette Scott, Malena Kalisch and Stewart-Barnett took bronze, as did the boys’ 13year-old relay team made up of Belcher, Jensen, Ward and Dadson. There were an additional 32 top-eight finishes achieved by the club ath-

letes. Malena Kalisch, Bernier, Bowles, Amanda Scott, Fetherstonhaugh, Strome, Patry-Smith, Michelle Dadson, Brianna Bates, Joelle Pinvidic, Lauryn Savela, Jensen, Emmanuel Dadson, Belcher and the 13-year-old girls’ relay team made up of Brianna Bates, Fetherstonhaugh, Scott and Strome, which placed fourth in both the distance medley relay and the 4x100. – Tom Berridge

Cinderella girls win softball provincial C silver medal

The New Westminster Royals put together a Cinderella Sunday to place second overall at the recent Softball B.C. under-14 girls’ championships. Following an eighth-place finish in round-robin play, New West went on a march to the final following an 8-6 loss to the Ridge Meadows Tigers in the opening game of the double-knockout playoffs in Newton on July 7. The Royals then rattled off four straight wins, including an 8-5 turnaround win over the Tigers that guaranteed the Royal City girls a provincial medal. But New West went one better, knocking off the Nanaimo Nitros – a team that had lost just one earlier game by a single run – by a 7-2 score to advance to the provincial final. In the gold-medal game, Cawston Koyotes were relatively fresh having only played two games, while the Royals had played more than nine solid hours of ball. Pitcher Kayla Suhner gave a valiant effort against the strong-hitting Koyotes. Kira Rieger ended the third inning with a great catch out in left field, while two

singles each from Jordan Ring, Suhner, and Michelle Li were not enough as the Royals had to settle for the silver following a 9-2 decision. New West started penning its fairy tale finish with a 6-4 win over the 3-0-1 North Delta Hurricanes. Trailing 4-3, Ella Bohn singled home Kylie Baker in the fifth and later came home to score the game-winning run. The Royals then avenged an earlier loss to the Chilliwack Stealers, winning 5-3, including four runs by younger players Calista Hamilton and Li. Theodora Corbeil and Keira Jang both pitched 16 shuout innings through New Westminster’s gruelling 10-game tournament. Jordan Ring and Sarah Cox shared the catching duties behind the plate. In round-robin play, Shelby Greenwell showed some good offence with a double in a 3-1 loss to Chilliwack and a key triple in a must-win final matchup that put the Royals through to the championship round.

Golf: Championship won in a playoff ◗ continued from page 18

the final round to tie Charlie Hughes of Langley for the overall lead. Svensson and Hughes both finished the 72-hole competition at 12-under-par.

Hughes, a 21-year-old University of Washington graduate, drained a 20-foot putt on the second playoff hole to win his first B.C. amateur title.

Employees from Kensington Safeway celebrating results of the June campaign.

THANK YOU! YOU MADE A DIFFERENCE Safeway employees, customers and the Canada Safeway Foundation raised

$1,447,769 during the month of June for research in the fight against prostate cancer. Funds raised from the June, 2013 campaign will support scientists and clinicians at the Vancouver Prostate Centre. This team of some of the brightest research minds in Canada has been studying the molecular and cellular events involved in the process whereby cancers become resistant to hormone withdrawal therapy of prostate cancer patients. They have found that a protein called the “androgen receptor” is critical for this type of treatment resistance and that by eliminating this protein they can cause many tumours to die. Recently, they have had an exciting breakthrough discovery of an entirely new class of drugs that can effectively inhibit, and in some cases, eliminate this protein. With the support of Prostate Cancer Canada and Safeway, they can continue to focus exclusively on further developing this promising research. On behalf of the research community, thank you for helping in the fight against prostate cancer.

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On July 13th, 2013 Norman Ferguson (Fergie) Will passed away. Fergie is survived and lovingly remembered by Linda Taphorn, his life partner of twelve years, his daughter Elaine Weberg and Son Craig Will, stepson Aaron Amberson (Jenny) and stepdaughter Amber (Lorin) Beer. The combined families provided Fergie with seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The little ones gave him such joy in his later years. Fergie was predeceased by his wife Amelia in 1998. Fergie was a successful contractor and renovator and gained the respect of the Burnaby, New West community. His astute business sense led him and his wife to open the Starlite Room in Burnaby that was operated successfully as a family business for almost four decades. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at Columbia-Bowell Chapel, 219 - 6th Street, New Westminster on Monday, July 22, 2013 at 11:00 am. Online book of condolences available at


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ANNUAL PARKING LOT SALE July 20, 9-3pm Saint Margaret of Scotland Church 1030 Sperling Ave, Burnaby Rain or Shine!

German Shepherd x Rottweiller, 1 1/2 yrs old, $200 with dog hse. 604-722-6273 MINIATURE DONKEYS for sale. All under 36” tall. Call Jan 604-790-6451 POMERANIAN PUPS, PB, vet chk, 1st shots, ready July 31, $1200 (604)-897-7548

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PRESCHOOLS SUMMERHILL MONTESSORI Preschool. 1600 Cliff Ave, Burnaby. 604 294-0240


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BUSINESS SERVICES TAX RETURNS BOOKKEEPING Personal - Small Business Current - Delinquent 20 yrs exp. 604-671-1000


BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG CKC REG’D PUREBRED PUPS $1350 mountcheam 604.794.3229

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ABBY TOP flr 762sf 1 br condo, in-ste, laundry, 45+, Mt. Baker view. $85,000 778822-7387, id5553

NEW WEST Skytrain at doorstep, 1 BR condo, new paint, 179k, pets ok, 45 4th St, Pat Ginn Sutton WC, 604-220-9188

WATER VIEW LOT − PRICED BELOW ASSESSED VALUE! Walk to all lower Gibsons has to offer! Call Shauna or visit for details. (604) 218−2077. $180,000. MACDONALD REALTY LTD.


SOUTH LANGLEY Immac, 1042 sq ft 2 bd mobile home 55 yrs+ park. RV parking, low pad rental $87,900. 604-5145059 76059



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BASSET HOUND PUPPIES Tri− Color CKC reg.1st.shots Micro Chip.Vet Chkd. $650 604 −820−0629

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CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160sf 2br 1.5ba rancher, a/c 55+ $63K. id5400

SRY/WHITE ROCK partial ocean view, 920sf. 2b, den, 2ba quiet condo, kids, pets ok. $309,000 778-294-2275 id5575

STEVESTON VERY lg 1284 sf 2br 2ba top floor condo, mtn views $455k 604-2757986 id5376


BEST LAKE FRONT FROM VAN only 1 hr, nr Bellingham, 2,900 sqft, 5 br, 4.5 bath, 19 yr old home. Beautiful low bank waterfront, $679,000. Call 604-734-1300

ALDERGROVE SXS duplex 80K, below assesm. $3100 mo rent, $529,900 604-807-6565 id4513

HATZIC LAKE 1hr drive from Vanc. 2 vacant lots, 1 lakefront $65K/both 604-2405400 id5588

LANGLEY reno’d sxs duplex +1/2 ac. lot, rental inc. $2,300 $489,900 604-807-6565 id4513

HAZTIC LAKE Swans Point. 1hr/Vanc. incl. lot & 5th wheel, ski/fish $134,500 604-209-8650 id5491

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RV LOT /Cultus Lake Holiday Park with yr round camping; fin. in paving stones, low fees. All ament Grt loc. Must sell $107,500. 1-604-7959785


1 BR’s $900-$950 2 BR’s $1150-$1300 Cameron St, Bby great location Lougheed mall, Rec center, schools & transit. Avail now 604-420-8715, 604-221-7720 2 BR, 2 Bath Condo, 966 sf, in ste w/d, 2 u/g prkg stalls, 2477 Kelly Ave. Poco, N/s, N/p, Aug 1, $1300. 604-3299497 700 PARK CRESCENT New Westminster,1 & 2 BEDROOM $925 & $1300. Adult friendly building. visual intercom, gated parking. Near shops & bus. Includes hotwater & storage. Sorry No Pets!! Call 604-522-339

BBY, Bright lrg 1 BR reno’d, prkg. 1/2 block to Highgate & transits. $800 incl heat/hot water. immed. 604-3589575 BBY METROTOWN lge 1 BR, h/w flrs, quiet, clean, ns, np. Kids ok. Imed. 604-4300580 Bby N, Lrg 1 BR, hrdwd, balcy, $800 incls ht, h/w, prkg. NS/NP. Aug 1. 604-205-9409 BBY S. 1 BR $760, 6187 Kingsway, cat ok, lam flrs no ug prkg, WiFi h/spot, Aug 1, 604-818-1129 BBY, SILVER APTS, Lrg 1 BR, Near Metrotown. Bldg W/D. $895 incls ht/hot wtr. No pets. 778-926-6961 or 778320-1554 ´BBY SIMON FRASER APT´ 7175 Pandora St, Clean quiet bldg, nr to SFU, shops, transit, 1 Br $800, incl ht/hotwtr, hw flrs, 1 yr lease, NP, Lorne Dorset Rlty 604299-0803

AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochestor Ave, Coq Close to Lougheed Mall, S.F.U. & Transportation. Office

604-936-3907 .


401 Westview St, Coq Large Units Near Lougheed Mall, Transportation & S.F.U. office: 604-939-2136 cell: 604-727-5178 .


552 Dansey Ave, Coq Extra Large 2 Bedrooms. Close to Lougheed Mall & S.F.U. office: 604-939-4903 cell: 778-229-1358


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

Contact Alex 604-999-9978

Bayside Property Services Office: 604-432-7774

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RENTALS APARTMENTS/ CONDOS FOR RENT COQ, TOP FLR, 2 BR & Den. Nr amens, Coq Ctre, Douglas Coll. Av Aug 1. $1450 incls heat/hot water. No dogs. Call/Text 604-780-1739 NEW WEST, Ashley Mansion, 815 St. Andrews St. 1 & 2 BR Apts, newly painted, incls ht & h/w, N/P, refs. 604-526-4547 NEW WEST, Bach, 1 BR & 2 BR, Reno’d; new Appls, Flrs, Fixtures, Paint. Prof mgmt. $665 - $1115. (604) 724-8353 N. WEST, St Andrews St. 1 BR Apt, balc, updated, nr transit/amens. Sm pet ok with pet dep. 604-202-2420 Silver Star Apts 6425 Silver Ave, Burnaby. Clean, quiet, family Bldg, close to skytrain, shopping, transit, One Bed $850/mo incl ht/hotwtr, No Smoking, NP, 1 yr lse: Dorset Realty John 604- 439-9602 .


1030 - 5th Ave, New West Near Transportation & Douglas College. Well Managed Building Cell: 604-813-8789 .

KING ALBERT COURT 1300 King Albert, Coq Close to Transportation, Schools & S.F.U. office: 604-937-7343 cell: 778-863-9980


561 Cottonwood Ave, Coq Bachelor, 1 BR & 2 BR Includes heat, hot water, underground parking, near bus stop, school, SFU, Lougheed Mall. No Pets. Office 604-773-6467 .

COTTONWOOD PLAZA 555 Cottonwood Ave, Coquitlam Large units some with 2nd bathroom or den. On bus routes, close to S.F.U. & Lougheed Mall. office: 604-936-1225


1010 6th Ave. New West. Suites Available. Beautiful atrium with fountain. By shops, college & transit. Pets negotiable. Ref req. CALL 604 715-7764 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES .

JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq Close to Lougheed Mall, all Transportation Connections, Schools & S.F.U. office: 604-939-8905 .


22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge Large units. Close to Golden Ears Bridge. Great River view! office: 604-463-0857 cell: 604-375-1768


815 - 5th Ave, New West 1 BR Apartments $765 Includes heat, h/w & cable. U/grnd prkg avail. No Pets. Call 604-521-2866 or 604-984-0147


320-9th St, New west Suites Available. All suites have balconies, Undergrd. parking avail. Refs. req. Small Pet OK. CALL 604-715-7764


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

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

CALL 504 525-2122


TRI-BRANCH CO-OP /Coq. Now Accepting Applications. (Packard Ave) 604-464-2706

WHITGIFT GARDENS 550 Cottonwood Ave, Coq 1 BR $775, 2 BR $950 3 BR $1,150 (incl heat, ht/wtr, parking) Indoor pool, near Lougheed Mall, SFU, transit, schools. 1-888-495-7106


5870 Sunset Street

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Close to Bus & BCIT STUDIO & 1 BDRM Quiet park-like setting Newly Reno’d Heat/hot water incl’d


SUITES FOR RENT 1 BR ste E. Bby nr bus, avail Aug 1, ns/np $650 incl utils. 604-377-3107



(Coquitlam Centre Area) 2 BR & 3 BR Townhouse 2 levels, 5 appls, decorative fireplace, carport. Sorry no pets. Great Location! We also have apartments: Bachelor, 1 BR & 2 BR call for availability. .


HOUSES FOR RENT BBY S, 3 BR w/bsmt, 2 bath, $2000. N/S. Pet ok. 604-539-1959, 612-1960 COQ WESTWOOD Plt, backs on golf course! 4 BR duplex, 2 lev, 6 appls, garg. Av Aug 1. $2200. NS/NP. 604-726-5751


BBY, Cariboo Hill. 2 BR, f/p, sh’d w/d. Ns/np. $850+ 1/3 util. Aug 1. 604-540-1357 BBY E beautiful lge 2br g/lvl, f/p, own w/d, nice area, np. now. $1000. 604-525-9226 BBY HIGHGATE bright bachelor, cls to all amens/ bus. N/s, n/p. $550 inc hyd/cbl. Aug 1. 604-522-6773, 778-320-6773 BBY Metrotown/BCIT 2 BR, sh’d W/D, reno’d, new appls. Nr skytrn/bus/schl. $950 incl utls. NS/NP. 604-438-0786 BBY, N. Holdom/Union 1 BR, f/bath W/D, hrdwd flrs, NS/NP. $875 / 1 mature person, incls utils/cable/net. 778-898-5159 BBY NORTH NEW Bach $675 incls utls. NS/NP. Avail Aug 1, 604-760-1952, 604771-5626 BBY NR BCIT 2BR suite in 4-plex w/d, ns, np. $1000 inc utils.Now. (604)438-9980 BBY N SFU area, new, big 2 BR bsmt. 5 appl, own w/d, radiant heat, pkng, incls hydro. Ns/np. 604-420-3269 or 604-760-7043 BBY S 2 BR g/l ste, w/d, f/p, alrm, 9’ ceilings, ns/np. $1000 +1/2 util.Sep 1. 604-318-0767 BBY SFU, 2 BR bsmt ste, 1200sf, f/bath, bright & clean, share washer, prkg, Suits 2. $800 + 50% utils. NS/NP. 604-421-1196 BBY S. Lrg 1 BR g/l, sep kitch, own W/D. NS/NP. $860 incls utils & basic cable.Refs. 604-526-7335

COQ 1 BR & Den, shd w/d, sep ht, alarm, $775 incls utls. NS/NP. 604-936-9291 COQ NEW Furn’d 3 BR grnd lev, 2 f/bath, 4 appls, sh’d w/d, sep entry. $1500 incls utls. NS/NP. 604-520-7097 COQ, RIVER HEIGHTS, Large Bright 1 BDRM/ 1 BATH gr/lev ste. Near transit, schools, Coq Ctre. Hardwood floors, washer/dryer, gas fireplace, new paint, lots of storage. Private entry, own parking & backyard. Avail Sept 1 or 15. $895 incl utils/cable. No pets, N/S, refs req’d. 604-722-2294

DUPLEXES FOR RENT BBY Central, spac 2 BR g/l, inste W/D, 2 prkg. Av Aug 1. $1000/mo. 604-889-4740

TOWNHOUSES FOR RENT COQUITLAM 2 bdrm, $965, quiet family complex, no pets. Call 604-942-2277 NEW WEST 3 BR, River view, avail Sep 1. $1334. For details NEW WEST 4 BR th, Queens Ave, $1250, quiet fam complex, np. 604-522-4123 PT COQUITLAM 2 BR twnhse $870, quiet family complex, no pets. Call 604464-0034






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CARPENTRY * Renos * Bsmt refinish * Drywall * Bath Tiles * Windows * Doors * Stairs. Call Norm 604-437-1470

CLEANING Honest, Reliable Cleaning Lady will make your home sparkle!$23/hr 604-436-1362

CONCRETE DALL’ANTONIA CONCRETE q All Jobs BIG & small q Concrete Removal q Seniors Discount Friendly, Family Business, 40+ years experience!

604-240-3408 PIATTELLI CONCRETE ´Specialist in Removal ´Replacement ´ Forming ´Exposed Aggregate ´Sidewalks ´ Driveways ´Patios & Stamp Concrete Over 45 Years Exp. Senior Disc. Free Estimates. Call Thomas 604-897-5071

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Danny 604-250-7824

VINCE’S MAGIC Drywalling & textured ceiling repairs. Complete drywall & taping. 604-307-2295

ELECTRICAL #1113 LOW COST ELECTRIC Comm/Res/Panel change, heating, lic/bonded 522-3435 ALL YOUR electrical & reno needs. Lic’d electrician #37940. Insured, bonded & WCB. Free est Reasonable rates 604-842-5276


bf#37309 Commercial & residential renos & small jobs. 778-322-0934

EXCAVATING # 1 BACKHOES, BOBCATS, EXCAVATORS & DUMP TRUCKS Drainage, Paving, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank & demos, dirt removal, paver stones, Jackhammer, Water / sewer line / sumps. Slinger avail. 24 hrs. Call 341-4446 or 254-6865 EXCAVATING - DRAIN TILE Demolitions. Fully insured WCB 604-716-8528

BOBCAT Services - Leveling Grading, Dump Trailer, Topsoil, Gravel, fill removal. 604-356-2546 Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hedges, pavers, ponds & walls, returfing, demos, drainage, jackhammering. Old pools filled in, decks, concrete 604.782.4322


A Gardener & A Gentleman Lawn, Garden, Trees. Prune. Clean-up. Junk.604-319-5302

A & W Landscape~Tree & Hedge clean-up, Power Wash, Senior Disc. Al 604783-3142

HON’S GARDEN Services • Lawn Cuts • Trim • Weed • Free Est • Summer Cleanup ´ 604-317-5328 ´

Golden Hardwood & Laminate & Tiles. Prof install, refinishing, sanding & repairs. 778-858-7263

GUTTERS BLACK BEAR WINDOW CLEANING • Windows • Gutters • Vinyl Siding • Power Washing & more Lic’d & Ins’d. Res & Comm. 778-892-2327 •email: A1 Steve’s Gutter Cleaning & Repair from $98. Gutters vacuumed/hand clean. 604-5240667

HANDYPERSON A Retired Tradesman Helping Seniors, small jobs only. Richard 604-377-2480 HANDY ANDY Handyman services. Odd jobs. (WHATEVER) 604-715-9011

Residential & Commercial Lawn Contracts • Full Service • Hedge Trim / Pruning • Weed / Moss Control • Yard/Garden Clean-up • Garden Installations • Pressure Washing Call Dan 604-862-4678

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Landscape Maintenance. Garden Design & Installation

Free Est. 604-779-6978

Need a Handyman?

Find one in the Home Services section.

DA LU moving experts, over 10 yrs exp, 2 men $55/hr Loc/long distance 778-8554252

Low Budget ´ 604-652-1660 ´


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1 to 3 movers from $40 PROF MOVING SINCE 2006. Local & long distance piano. Packing loading containers. 604-505-1386 604-505-9166

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FLOORING Hardwood Floor Refinishing Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates Century Hardwood Floors 604-376-7224


AMI MOVING ´ 5 ton cube. Starting at $49/hour. Local & long distances. 24/7 ´ 604-617-8620


Electrical Installations; Renos & Repairs. BBB Member. • 604-520-9922 LANGLEY BUILD your view home, secluded 5 acre ppty. $630,000 604-825-3966 id4513



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Dusko Painting, Int/Ext. Com /Res. Drywall repair. Free est. 604-417-5917, 604-258-7300 FAIRWAY PAINTING is fully insured, with free est, 20 yrs. Call for specials 604-729-1234 PURE LUXE PAINTING Affordable prices. 604-613-8603

PAVING/SEAL COATING METRO BLACKTOP CO. LTD Custom work for Driveways & new lane Aprons. Repairs/resurfacing. Gino 604657-9936

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POWER WASHING POWER WASHING GUTTER & WINDOW CLEANING Prompt Professional Service 30 years experience

Simon 604-230-0627

RENOS & HOME IMPROVEMENT BEST RENOS. Ceramic tile, h/wood, laminate, drywall, painting/more. 778-836-0436

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BOATS Aluminum Boat wanted 10, 12 or 14 ft, with or w/out motor or trailer. Will pay $. 604-319-5720




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AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Min $150 cash paid for full size vehicles. 604-518-3673

1979 FORD M/H, 23 ft, cozy, bunk beds, fully equipped, low k’s, $4,450. 778-7373890

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STUCCO DC STUCCO Ltd 21 yrs exp. Fast, friendly serv. All types of finishes & Repairs. 604-788-1385


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AUTOMOTIVE DOMESTIC CARS 1985 CHRYSLER New Yorker 4 dr sedan, leather seats, great condition! Only 65,000 kms. 604-299-7854


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BULLDOG DISPOSAL CO Home & Yard Clean Ups Residential/Commercial No Job Too Small Free Estimates - 7 Days/Wk

Call Tony 604-834-2597

2005 Pontiac WAVE LT, 106,000 kms, a/c, fully loaded, auto, newer brakes, timing belt & front tires, sunroof, good on gas, runs great. Priced to Sell. $3700 Firm. 778-846-5275

#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal

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A24 • Friday, July 19, 2013 • The Record

WEEKLY SPECIALS 100% BC Owned and Operated Prices Effective July 18 to July 24, 2013.

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

Grocery Department

Meat Department Coconut Bliss Frozen Organic Desserts

Tree of Life Organic Spreads assorted varieties

assorted varieties



Whole Specialty Frying Chickens

3.99lb/ 8.80kg



235ml product of Canada


473ml product of USA


Produce Department

Spring Creek Strip Loin Steaks Honey Stinger Bars or Chews

Navitas Super Food Snacks assorted varieties








17% Erewhon Organic Cereal






Elias Honey


4 pack 311 ml +deposit +eco fee product of USA

from SAVE 500g


Woolwich Goat Brie Cheese

bags or bins


165g • reg 8.99

Cascades Extreme Paper Towels




product of Canada


395-410g product of Germany


Balderson Cheese assorted varieties


2 roll product of Canada




assorted varieties


400g • product of USA

Hot Kid Rice Crackers

Mr. Spice Organic Sauces

assorted varieties

assorted varieties



100g • product of China


product of Canada

assorted varieties


Organic Beans

20% off regular retail price

Health Care Department Genuine Health

WOW! Activrecover+



Activrecover+ provides all the nutrients your body needs to recover from a workout, rebuild, re-energize, and restore.

600g reg price 4.49

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Walnut or All Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies


300g 12 pack

Rice Bakery PRICING



Quantum Super Lysine+

Seedsational Brown Rice Bread

298g • product of USA


Activfuel+ is specially formulated for use before and during exercise of all intensities.

reg 6.99


WOW! Activfuel+

2.00 off

regular retail price 525g


90 tablets

Cold sores tingle, burn, and hurt. They are also embarrassing. Now you can treat them faster than ever with Quantum Super Lysine+. It will help bolster your immune system and may be used daily.


Choices Markets’ Wellness Library


Let Choices be your partner in wellness with our series of healthy living guides. Available at any Choices location for $11.95 plus applicable taxes.

2010 - 2013 Awards. Your loyalty has helped Choices achieve these awards. Thank you!


Genuine Health


Glutino Gluten Free Pretzels

150g • product of UK

Sourdough Multiseed Bread


Tyrrell's English Crisps


Bakery Department

1lb pack

product of Canada

Bulk Department








regular retail price


assorted varieties

product of Canada

.50 off

Dr. Oetker Casa Di Mama Frozen Pizzas liquid or creamed

.98lb/ 2.16kg

assorted varieties

regular retail price

assorted varieties

284-326g product of USA



1.00 off


750ml +deposit +eco fee product of UK

product of USA

B.C. Grown Red Hot House Tomatoes on the Vine


R.W. Knudsen Spritizers

assorted varieties


1.98lb/ 4.37kg

Heirloom Beans from GBE Family Farm in Chilliwack, B.C.

Roasted Specialty Chickens

assorted varieties



Deli Department

Bottle Green Sparkling Pressè

2L product of Canada


227g product of USA


42-50g product of USA

assorted varieties, jugs or cartons




Dairyland Milk


19.99lb/ 44.07kg

Organic Red or Green Seedless Grapes

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2627 W. 16th Ave. Vancouver 604.736.0009

3493 Cambie St. Vancouver 604.875.0099

1888 W. 57th Ave. Vancouver 604.263.4600

1202 Richards St. Vancouver 604.633.2392

2595 W. 16th Ave. Vancouver 604.736.0301

3248 King George Blvd. South Surrey 604.541.3902

Choices at the Crest

8683 10th Ave. Burnaby 604.522.0936


Floral Shop

1937 Harvey Ave. Kelowna 250.862.4864

2615 W. 16th Vancouver 603-736-7522

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Royal City Record July 19 2013

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