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Lion lights up seniors home BY ALAN CAMPBELL
The Grey Cup lit up the faces of dozens of Richmond seniors on Wednesday after BC Lion Arland Bruce arrived in town with the famous trophy. As part of his whistle-stop Lower Mainland tour, Lions receiver Bruce rolled into the Fraserview Care Lodge, where the residents — some of them lifelong Lions fans — had been practicing their “fight song,” making flags and having an “Orange and Black Day.” It was then onto Rosewood Manor, where
Bruce happily posed with the Cup with delighted seniors and children from a nearby school who had been invited to join in the celebrations. “It is an amazing feeling and privilege to share this history with the community,” said Bruce. “I want to bring this trophy and put as many smiles on the faces of fans that I can in one day.” Bruce added that it was special to him to visit the seniors as, having “utmost respect” for his elders, he understands those in care homes can’t get out to see the Lions play. “It is without a doubt, my chance to celebrate with them.”
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Airport improvement fee takes off BY MICHELLE HOPKINS
Brought in as temporary in 1993, the Vancouver Airport Improvement Fee is once again being increased, this time to pay for a $1.8-billion airport upgrade. Vancouver Airport Authority president Larry Berg defended the ongoing fee — to be increased to $20 from $15 this May — as a byproduct of unforeseen expansion in the airline industry. “We went from six U.S. cities to 22,” Berg told the media on Wednesday. “China wasn’t even a big player in the aviation industry then — we’ve gone from 15 flights a week to Hong Kong to 55 flights a week.”
The two-tiered fee will continue: Passengers travelling in B.C. will pay $5 (as before) while those travelling outside B.C. will pay $20. The money will be spent, in part, to lessen connection times at Canada’s second-busiest airport, which now has an annual capacity of 23 million passengers. High-speed First seen on the baggage systems web at www.richand 700 metres mond-news.com of secure corridors and moving walkways will help increase capacity, with Berg expecting two- to four-per cent passenger-number increases each year of the 10-year upgrade. see Berg page 3
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A group protesting the proposed jet fuel plan in Richmond will hold a rally right outside the open house of the controversial plan’s proponents. VAPOR (Vancouver Airport Pipeline Opposition for Richmond) hopes the protest outside the East Richmond Community Hall on Cambie Road will attract more First seen on the than 100 people web at www.richopposed to the mond-news.com plan proposed by a consortium of airlines. The consortium — VAFFC (Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation) — is hosting an open house Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. for people to view, comment on and ask questions of the different options available for the route of a fuel pipeline through Richmond to YVR. VAFFC wants to barge its own jet fuel up the south arm of the Fraser River, offload it at a marine terminal in southeast Richmond, before piping it through the city to the airport. The consortium recently added the option of running the pipe up
Highway 99 from the terminal. VAPOR’s Carol Day said the protest group tried, without luck, to rent out its own space in the community centre on the same day as the open house. “We weren’t able to do that, so we’re going to set up a stand outside and get as many people together as possible to make as much noise as possible,” Day said. “And all of our directors will be there and will be going inside to ask a lot of questions of the plan.” Day said VAPOR’s main objective now is to demand a full federal environmental review of the entire plan. “We want all our MPs and MLAs to support us and we’ve just sent out a declaration to them all, asking they commit to the protection of the Fraser River,” she added. “People only have until Feb. 1 to comment on this plan, so time is short.” Anyone wanting to comment on the plan can go to the BCEAO’s website at www.eao. gov.bc.ca/pcp/forms/VAFD. The consortium has said a new fuel delivery model is vital to keep up with future forecasted demand at the airport and that the current source is outdated and unreliable.
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TO DO: Local folk-rock troubadour, Rob Fillo, returns to his neighbourhood pub for a night of original music and outrageous stories about his life as a musician and time on the road on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 9 p.m. to midnight at the Pioneer’s Pub, 10111 No. 3 Rd. For more information call 604-2716611 or go to www.robﬁllo. com.
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“I got flashbacks straight away. Even though I’m getting help, this doesn’t stop. It never really goes away.” — Margaret (pseudonym) talks about her experiences with abuse. webonly CHINESE NEW YEAR Photo Gallery: Aberdeen Centre rang in the New Year wih performances and a countdown. Check out www. richmond-news.com
Defusing abuse victims’ dark secrets BY ALAN CAMPBELL
They live, work and play among us; hiding in plain sight; a walking, breathing time bomb. Lurking deep in a vault in their head is an explosive dark secret. Induced by trauma, it’s now securely locked away from harm and the unforgiving light of reality. To most of us, the hosts are regular people — our neighbours, friends, colleagues, going about their business, taking kids to school, working, shopping for groceries. What the eye doesn’t see is a human being, creaking under the weight of shouldering a hidden package of sexual abuse suffered as a child. It’s a parcel in their mind ready to ignite at any moment, given the correct detonator and the perfect storm of ingredients. “It can be the birth of a child, having your own child abused, getting married, a relationship breaking down,” said Leigh Malone, a Richmond-based therapist with Family Services of Greater Vancouver. “Or it could be a series of adverse events in their life, and they are having difficulty holding down a job. “And sometimes they could be trying to get clean from an addiction and the past all comes pouring out. “It’s usually something that’s happened to them in their adult life that (triggers them coming for-
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ward).” Knowing the circumstances that led to an abuse victim — whether it be a child or adult — entering Malone’s life as a therapist is a vital part of how she can begin to help the person heal. “We always enquire into how (the abuse) came to light, we always ask what prompted them to come forward,” said Malone, who has 15
“It’s not until something triggers it in later life that it all comes to the surface.” — Leigh Malone
years experience in the field and now works under the umbrella of the TASA (Trauma And Sexual Abuse) program. “How the person has been handled or not handled up to that point is a very important part. “We need to make sure that the basics have been done before we begin the therapy.” If a new client is a child, then the police-based victim services will usually have been the first port of call for the victim. Quite often, however, Malone is very much on the front line if the victim, who’s now an adult, wants
to talk about a traumatic event that took place decades ago. “It’s not uncommon that this kind of referral comes our way. It’s not until something triggers it in later life that it all comes to the surface,” Malone said. “We would work with the client to explore how she’s been affected and work to undo that. A typical way to look at therapy is that a person has been traumatized and we’re treating that trauma.” Treating that trauma usually falls into a three-stage model explained Malone. “People find that they just come in and talk about the trauma. But we find that’s not always the thing to do,” she said. “We first help them re-establish a sense of safety in their lives. We do this for a while before they even start to talk about the abuse. “Second, we can then deal with the trauma because, having improved the sense of safety, they’re now in a stronger position emotionally to talk about it.” The final chapter looks at integrating the client back into their lives in a different way than before. “It’s a life that has probably changed so much and has been disrupted so much by the trauma,” added Malone, who has sometimes dealt with children as young as three. see Therapy page 4
Berg: Jobs will come to Richmond Continued from page 1 “In 2013, we expect to be required to lengthen our three runways by either 300 metres — the Canadian standard — or 600 m — the international standard,” said Berg, explaining in part the $1.8-billion price tag, which will also include upgrades to the domestic terminal, which dates from 1968. When asked what it would mean to Richmondites, Berg said, “This is good news for British Columbia and Richmond because we will attract more international flights and passengers to the province. When we begin construction, we will create 1,600 construction jobs. By 2015 we expect to create another 2,000 more jobs at the airport.” Considering many YVR employees live in Richmond, Berg said, the improvements will mean a huge economic boost to the city. Right now, YVR employs 23,600 people and is home to 400 businesses. “Even at $20, our fee is one of the lowest in the country, most airports in the larger cities such as Montreal and Toronto charge $25,” Berg added.
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Continued from page 3 “We do see three and four-year-olds, but that work is more with the parent in helping them to support the child.” As far as what form the therapy takes, it totally depends on the client and what trauma they have experienced, explained Malone. “We know that one size does not fit all,” she said. “There is cognitive behavioural therapy: What we feel is determined by what we think. This will drive our behaviour. “And sensory motor psychotherapy looks at how your traumatic experiences are held within your body and memory.” There are many methods employed by therapists to help smooth the painful path tread by sexual abuse victims. Whatever they are, it’s night and day compared to 40 years ago when a sevenyear-old Margaret — the adult featured in Wednesday’s News, who suffered sexual abuse at the hands of an alcoholic babysitter — first told her parents of her pain. “All that time ago, there would have been very little (support),” Malone said. “At least she was believed, it seems, by her parents. That’s not always the case. “Many years ago, however, we went from offering a little help to quite a bit. More recently, there has been even more growth in the support.” People who want to talk to someone about
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Richmond police are investigating a city employee who allegedly stole about $200,000 from the South Arm Community Association during the past five years. The employee was initially suspended, then fired, after an internal investigation last September found “irregularities” in the organization’s accounting, said Ted Townsend, spokesman for the City of Richmond. “Yes, it’s unfortunate that you can have lots of checks and balances in place, but eventually trust is part of your system and sometimes that trust gets betrayed,” Townsend said. Coun. Linda Barnes, the city’s representative with South Arm Community Association, said the employee held a senior position at the association, but it is unknown how or when money went missing. “It’s possible that a little bit here and a little bit there did not affect the operating budget and [the alleged thief] was able to operate under the radar,” she said.
No charges have yet been laid, but Richmond RCMP spokeswoman Cpl. Sherrdean Turley confirmed an investigation is continuing. The association, which Townsend said has an annual operating budget of more than a million dollars, runs the South Arm Community Centre across from Hugh McRoberts secondary school in a joint partnership with the city. Run by a board of directors, it is directly responsible for a large number of employees who operate the regular programming and events at the community centre, Barnes said. “You consider that these people are in a position of trust, they’re usually people who are within the community, they take part in community events, they work side by side with the people of the community,” she said. “So it’s unusual for this to happen, but obviously not unheard of.” Last week, Richmond resident Debbie Judd was sentenced to two years in prison after stealing more than $200,000 from the Richmond Youth Soccer Association while serving as its treasurer between 1998 and 2003.
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Head first for hockey The level of sanctioned violence that ought to be permitted in hockey is a polarizing debate. There’s no denying anymore that the speed and weight of a modern player are capable of delivering a concussion that can end another player’s career and leave him or her with lifelong brain damage. But attempts to reduce the speed of the game, or the level of contact permitted, threaten to rob the game of its rough-and-tumble soul, which is itself a part of the Canadian psyche. The Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association stepped into this head versus heart argument this week, banning bodychecking in all of its house contests, while leaving the old contact rules intact for the premier players involved at the rep level. This might look like a hesitant half-measure at first, but it actually makes an awful lot of sense. Unless the professional leagues ban bodychecking, aspiring young pros need to train and prepare for it. They also need a chance to stop and consider if the promise of fame and fortune is worth the risk. But there are many young people who are passionate for the game without having any intention of earning a living from it. Staying active, being part of a team and living through both victory and defeat are life lessons that transcend hockey. These youth deserve an opportunity to play without having to put their futures on the line. So we bang our sticks on the boards for the PCAHA for making a decision so sensible that it could have been made years ago.
Ethnic enclaves growing The Editor, The face of Canadian diversity is changing fast. Prominent Vancouver Sun columnist Douglas Todd, in a recent article, has highlighted some of the most important developments pertaining to diversity and multiculturalism in Canada. The article raises some interesting questions about ethnic enclaves. An ethnic enclave has been defined as a neighbourhood that has 30 per cent or more people belonging to the same ethnic group. The fact that these enclaves have increased from six in all of Canada in 1976 to more than 110 now, in Metro Vancouver alone, and 230 across Canada is interesting. It is true that these enclaves offer a sense of familiarity, belonging, security and comfort especially to new immigrants. However, in the long run, they may limit their ability to integrate into the mainstream. Let’s hope that every immigrant — new and old — makes an earnest effort to reach out to each other and learn at least one of Canada’s official languages. This is a great way not only to promote intercultural harmony, but also shows an appreciation of being citizens of one of the most tolerant, inclusive and welcoming countries in the world. Balwant Sanghera Richmond For more on this issue see Sign language page 13
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Dying copyright system infringes freedoms “I want you to kill someone,” said the man across the table. The room was dimly lit, the air obscured by cigarette smoke. I couldn’t see the man’s eyes under the brim of his fedora. It was almost as if I was in a cheesy noir movie pastiche. “Who’s the target?” I said, taking a slug of bourbon. He waited for my coughing fit to subside. “Hollywood,” he said. Yes, a hit has been put out on Hollywood, and it’s pretty serious. A firm called Y Combinator, which provides seed capital and help for web and technology startups, wants to destroy the entire conventional movie and TV industry. Good for them. Y Combinator put up a document calling for ideas, essentially offering money to put innovative schemes into practice. Actually titled “Kill Hollywood,” it says the old system is already dying, but that its death throes over the next few years endanger the freedoms we’ve become accustomed to thanks to the Internet. “The people who run it [Hollywood] are so mean and so politically connected that they could do a lot of damage to civil liberties and the world economy on the way down. It would therefore be a good thing if competitors hastened their demise,” the document says. This righteous indignation is inspired by the
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recent attempts to pass two bills in the U.S.: SOPA and PIPA. The two bills are allegedly intended to crack down on copyright infringement. But what they actually would have done was quash a lot of perfectly legal activities thanks to heavy-handed rules, kneecap the ’net, and make things slightly more inconvenient for the people who actually do large-scale copyright violating. For a week or two. When sites from the huge (Wikipedia, Reddit) to the small (The Oatmeal) protested and went dark for a day, a number of senators and congressfolk jumped ship and abandoned the bills. But they’ll be back. Unless someone kills them off. Here’s the thing about copyright: it was never a perfect tool to protect writers, directors, actors, studios and all those other folks who make money out of creativity. There have always been pirates, whether it was an American publisher making his own edition of David Copperfield in 1850, or Soviet samizdat smugglers pressing copies of jazz
records in the 1960s, or VHS tapes of Bruce Willis action movies on sale in Hong Kong in the 1980s. Digital technology just lowers the bar. Any form of book, movie, or song can be turned into information, and as Clay Shirkey has pointed out, computers are devices designed to copy digital information. Neither anti-copying technology, nor restrictive laws will ever put that genie back in the bottle. We’d have to go back to an early 1980s level of technology, complete with bulky cellphones and Pong consoles, to stop what’s been started. There are already a lot of people who make a pretty good living creatively without worrying about copyright much. They’re scattered across the web, writing and drawing webcomics, publishing serial novels for cellphones, making videos on YouTube. They thrive on giving away their work. If it’s good, then they can also sell ads on their site, or some merchandise, or collected editions or DVDs to their hardcore fans. Y Combinator knows this is already going on. They’re just trying to speed things up, to push a few more pebbles off the top of the hill. If we’re lucky, they’ll start the landslide that crushes the old system flat. Matthew Claxton is a reporter with the Langley Advance.
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Densification needs common spaces, community ers will be required to meet new regulations so that these housing towers must include suitable areas for playing and socializing to foster a community spirit within them. The complex I live in has about 350 units. That means there are at least 700 to 1000 people living in it, the equivalent of a small town. To meet the physical/social needs of this number, there is a sauna, a sixperson hot pool and an exercise room with three walking machines, two bicycles and a weight-lifting apparatus. The common room is closed at 4 p.m. and therefore not very useful since residents are probably away during the day.
The mindless exercise machines foster only the adult individual’s physical development. There is no games room (ping pong, mah jong, chess or whatever) where people (including children) actually play and interact with each other. There is definitely no inside place for children to run, shout, cry, chase and play with each other. Yes, there are playgrounds outside, but nothing inside for the many rainy, cold days we have in Richmond. The apartment becomes a virtual prison. I think this paucity of good common areas is a result of builders’ natural desire to maximize profits — apartments generate
income, common facilities don’t. I believe, therefore, that our city “fathers” should act quickly to increase the requirements for more common/play space in future densely populated structures so residents have spaces in which to feel part of a community, get to know their neighbours and meet the needs of everyone living in them. Most importantly, this should be done for the sake of the youth who have no voice to express what they would like to see in a place they call their home. Merrill Muttart Richmond
Speed skating team Choirs sing for kids suppers lacks oval support lent coach team and we’re skating in the excellent condition of the Olympic Oval. I’m just wondering why, Richmond, the city that hosted the speed skating event during the Olympics, can’t provide enough support for its only speed skating club? Since last November, I’ve written letters to the oval, city hall and the RACA, not getting any response up until now. I worry if speed skating lovers can skate in Richmond in the future. Peter Li Richmond
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The Editor, On Jan.16, a number of choirs from Richmond’s vibrant choral community joined together for the 5th annual Richmond Sings at Fraserview MB Church. The proceeds of this fundraiser will be donated to the annual Dream Auction and the many charities it represents, especially to support initiatives dealing with child poverty in Richmond. We were delighted to have Sally Huston on hand to make an impassioned plea that no child in Richmond should go hungry. Richmond Sings is hosted by the Richmond Orchestra and Chorus Association and is organized under the watchful eye of their choral conduc-
The Editor, I live in a five-year-old high-rise condominium. It has modern elevators and a pleasant, clean ambience. Its security is tight, so movement is very restricted — consequently there is little opportunity to get to know one’s fellow residents and to socialize. Exchanges are mainly possible only while using the elevators. A bulletin board is not available so even this means of communication within the community is not possible. With the Richmond council’s plans for densification going ahead, I hope that build-
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The “á louer” signs were It turns out my last column proportionately larger than talking about Chinese lan“for rent”, as required by guage signage in Richmond law, but it didn’t matter much shopping malls came out on Greenholtz because there were no takers the same day as an article in in either language. the Vancouver Sun praising I don’t think Richmond a Richmond woman’s camwould face a drama on paign to limit non-English IMMIGRATION that scale if city council signs in the “Golden Village”. enacted a bylaw requiring English on all It’s not only immigrants who need signs, but the same tensions are at play to make accommodations, but also the — even though the English language is not Canadian mainstream, and this is a perfect under any threat in the Lower Mainland. illustration. Underlying it all is a dominant culture comI remember when Quebec enacted Bill ing to grips with the idea that the world 101 making French its only official language. There was a hue and cry when shops may not revolve around them after all. The argument for English signs in with English-only signage were “harassed” and fined by the dreaded “language police.” Chinese malls is often made to sound like it’s for immigrants’ “own good”. Quebec’s language policy triggered a The article in the Sun made many of the massive exodus of corporate head offices nonsensical points that are trotted out when and Anglophone talent and skills turning downtown Montreal into a wasteland of vacant lots and empty storefronts. see Chinese only page 14
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Chinese only: Risks public safety Continued from page 13 the mainstream feels its entitlements are under siege: that needing to read English signs in one’s new homeland offers a strong incentive to learn English, or that allowing Chinese-only signs signals to newcomers that it’s not necessary to learn English. But Chinese-only signage is not primarily an immigration issue or even a multiculturalism issue. It’s a commercial issue. The store owners are making a statement about the clientele they hope to attract — most of the stores I’ve wandered into with Chinese-only signs sell products that have no appeal for me and that I often can’t even identify. It’s not about exclusionary practices, it’s a business decision about appealing to a defined demographic. Those who take offense at that, hiding behind the idea that it is somehow un-Canadian, or diminishes the capacity of immigrants to integrate, are feeling the pain of being irrelevant in their own backyards, for the first time. Integrating into a new culture is a complex, multi-generational process different for first generation, generation 1.5 (immigrants who come to Canada as children or young teens) and second generation immigrants. Learning a new language is part of it, but it’s much more about the tension between old and new value systems and habits of thought.
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The Richmond News January 27, 2012 A17
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The Richmond News January 27, 2012 B1
Choice provides option for gifted learners BY MICHELLE HOPKINS
hen Julia Lawn’s son Harry was identified as gifted in Grade 3, the mother of four began to research his schooling options.
At the time, the North Vancouver mom said Harry was attending a French Immersion public school, but “he was bored and disruptive in class.” Lawn said many people believe that when a child is labeled gifted that it seems to be an unqualified positive. “It’s not, there are many challenges as well, which I think a lot of public schools aren’t
Harry’s behavior problems abated at private school
equipped to deal with,” Lawn said. “It was going to be hard to give him what he needed within the public school system. “We found out about Choice and liked what we saw.” So pleased are Harry’s parents with Choice, that Lawn quipped, “I would commute to Chilliwack if I had to, because Harry is thriving, his behaviour has improved and we don’t get phone calls from the school anymore telling us how badly he’s behaving.” Choice School acknowledges Harry’s differences and gives him schooling that is more meaningful to him, she went on to add. “He is so much more engaged than he was at his previous school,” Lawn
added. “The framework of Choice offers different opportunities for hands-on learning, with electives like ancient civilizations, international cooking and skating. “His opportunities for social learning and foreign languages are great.” Lawn pointed out though that she isn’t against the public school system — her daughter attends public school and is thriving as well. “It’s just that Choice perfectly matches our needs, but more importantly, our son’s needs,” she added. “There is a great community here… the nurturing, flexibility and skills of the teachers are exceptional.” see Choice page B2
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To learn more about who we are and what we offer, please visit us, either online at www.southpointeacademy.ca or in person by calling 604-948-8826 and asking for Anne.
B2 January 27, 2012 The Richmond News
Choice: Small class sizes featured
Integrated Judaic and general Studies Curriculum from preschool through Grade 7
Continued from page B1 Gifted and bright children need to be taught differently, said Ray Probyn, principal at Choice School, which accepts students from Kindergarten to Grade 8.
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“Choice students thrive because of the small class sizes (no more than 16 in each classroom), the customized teaching and the attention to the welfare of every member of the community,” he said.
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“The curriculum enables students to advance beyond their chronological age in areas where they are particularly strong while remaining in chronologically appropriate classes in other academic areas.”
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drama and ice skating. The Passions Program allows each to share their interests while developing valuable research and presentation skills.
Each child has an Individual Learning Plan, which sets goals and targets that are agreed upon by the staff, parents and students.
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Each year, Choice holds three focus weeks (literacy, math and science, arts and culture) where for a week, students are immersed in learning about the specific focus.
Meanwhile, the Choice Challenge Program, Passions Projects and Focus Weeks provide opportunities for enrichment for each child’s learning experience, Probyn said.
For more information, call 604.275.3393 or visit www.rjds.ca. RJDS is a Private, Co-ed Community Jewish Day School affiliated with the Federation of Independent School Associations (FISA) 8760 NO. 5 ROAD, RICHMOND, BC V6Y 2V4
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Principal Ray Probyn sits with students in Choice School’s computer lab.
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The Life Skills course focuses on every day needs such as conflict resolution, learning styles, teamwork, collaboration and effective communication.
Each student chooses two Choice Challenges per term, which may include areas as diverse as international cooking, public speaking, medieval times,
“We tailor a program, not just educational, but also for their individual and life skills, which all children need to thrive as well,” said Probyn.
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The Richmond News January 27, 2012 B3
Southpointe demands more academically, says parent Graham Baldwin, CEO and headmaster at Southpointe Academy, said the school, which opened in 2000, espouses values that resonate with parents. “Our core values are respect, integrity, performance and passion,” Baldwin said. “Parents also like the fact that 100 per cent of our graduates qualify for university.”
Southpointe Academy stands out because the faculty strongly believe that “all students are capable of going onto university and to succeed there.” “We prepare our students extremely well for university,” he said. “We partner with several international schools all over the world, including Spain, China, see Centre page B4
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Students hard at work in the Southpointe Academy school library.
Enriched curriculum featuring core subjects and Bne arts
BY MICHELLE HOPKINS
ill Ross’s decision to enroll his son Kenny at Southpointe Academy simply came down to the fact that the independent school offered junior kindergarten.
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Eight years later, his son is in Grade 6 and thriving at Southpointe, a nondenominational independent school for K to Grade 12.
Superior facilities boasting on-site chefs, small class sizes and a large outdoor playground
“Originally, my wife and I decided to send Kenny there because he’s a February baby. All his friends were starting kindergarten and he couldn’t start because he was too young,” said Ross. “We were hooked on Southpointe from that point on.” Ross said they chose to keep Kenny there for a number of reasons.
Flexible schedules personalized to each family’s needs
“I like the structure and the class size — there are only 15 students in his class; but, above all, the quality of the faculty is exceptional,” said the Tsawwassen father, who also has three adult children.
Early lanuage exposure through the cefa™ Mandarin program
“My son’s teacher has her PhD in biology and there’s a medical doctor on staff as well. “We feel Southpointe is the best fit for Kenny.”
However, Ross is quick to add that he has no problem with the public school system. “My three grown children from my first marriage all attended public school in Delta, and they did well,” Ross said. “What sold us for Kenny was the broad learning environment offered at Southpointe. There’s tremendous success with graduates getting placed in top North American universities, year after year.”
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Ross also likes the fact that the school demands a lot more academically from its students — they have more homework and longer school days than public school.
B4 January 27, 2012 The Richmond News
Centre: Supports learning disabled Continued from page B3
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“Southpointe Academy also offers the International Baccalaureate program, which scores very high.” In December of last year, Southpointe opened its new 68,000 square-foot institution, which can accommodate up to 575 students.
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Headmaster Graham Baldwin greets students as they file into Southpointe’s new 68,000 square-foot institution.
It’s a state-of-the-art facility with a communications infrastructure to serve Smart Boards, laptops and other devices. It also boasts a fitness centre, theatre and an Innovative Learning Centre (ILC).
“I think what makes our program unique is that we provide a service that is very individualized for all of the children in our program,” said Woolford.
Orton-Gillingham specialist, a multi-sensory phonics based program. We also have support from senior level teachers who are specialists in certain subjects, and who work with our students during free time and during afterschool tutorials.
ILC is for those students with conditions such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD and other learning disabilities. Ryanne Woolford is the
“We also support them within the regular classroom, and our team of three works closely with homeroom teachers. “On our team, we have an
“It’s a very flexible and fluid program, which gets the support that is particular for each student and necessary for them to achieve their potential.”
director of the ILC, which accepts 25 students from Grade 3 to 12.
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The Richmond News January 27, 2012 B5
Debunking private school myths Private schools are only for the wealthy.
Fact: A growing number of Canadian independent schools are trying to attract the best and brightest by beefing up their financial aid and scholarship programs, and reaching deeper into the communities.
All private schools are alike.
Fact: Parents need to do their research to find the best fit for their child because each school varies in character, philosophy, values, cultures and programs. Research can include finding out if the school is accredited, the commitment teachers have to professional development and their qualifications.
Teachers are not well qualified. Fact: In most provinces, private schools that receive provincial funds must hire only certified teachers, said Mark Zwaagstra, co-author of What’s Wrong with Our Schools and How We Can Fix Them.
While not all independent schools across Canada are required to follow the government curriculum, many meet or exceed provincial standards. Membership to reputable associations that require schools to meet certain standards is voluntary.
Private schools weaken public education. Fact: In all jurisdictions where governments have financially supported school choice, they have also retained their commitment to quality public education.
Independent schools lack diversity and isolate themselves from communities. Fact: More private schools are opening their doors to diverse backgrounds. Many schools are serving a broader population than the group of students that were originally part of the school when it was founded. By Christl Dabu the editor of Our Kids Media (www.ourkids.net) a source to help families find private schools, camps and retirement living options.
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f you’re finding that your growing family demands minivan convenience and versatility, but your heart calls out for something that drives like a sporty small car, not a transportation appliance,
you should consider the Mazda5. There’s a charming simplicity to the way the it’s presented — and how it drives. Size-wise, it’s a 7/8-scale minivan. There aren’t a lot of frills, and there are no power rear hatches or power folding seats. The Mazda5 has been completely redesigned for 2012, and while it keeps its compact size and minivan-like proportions, it’s a little more exciting to look at, especially from the side. As the first vehicle to adopt Mazda’s Nagare design language, the Mazda5’s fenders are aggressively contoured, and there’s a flow of creases and surfacing that rises from them, swooping along the side of the vehicle and entering a “twist” at the front of the front door. Taillights have been made horizontal and more carlike, while in front there’s a more subtle version of the Mazda3’s “grinning” corporate grille. Underpinnings of the Mazda5 are sporty with much of the model’s running gear borrowed directly from the Mazda3. The 157-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder, with either a six-speed manual transmission or five-speed automatic, is just peppy enough, thanks to wellchosen gear ratios. Manual-gearbox Mazda5 models feel more energetic than those with the
automatic, but the automatic offers full manumatic control. Top-notch steering and a nimble, athletic feel make the 5 a blast to drive, especially when the road winds. Body control is tight and four-wheel disc brakes provide strong stopping power without a dramatic nosedive. EPA fuel economy ratings for either model are 19 mpg city, 28 highway. But we’ve seen significantly better real-world results. In a 420-mile, varied drive of a manual-gearbox model, over two mountain passes, mostly highway driving plus some city miles, we averaged nearly 30 mpg. The basic design of the Mazda5 cabin is hard to fault in any way. Mazda has managed to fit seating for six in a vehicle that’s shorter than a typical mid-size sedan. The buckets in the second row of the Mazda5 have enough space for adults to be comfortable. The third-row split bench is hard to get to, but it works in a pinch, or more often for smaller kids. The 5’s cargo-and-versatility trumph is its easyfolding third-row seat. With a simple pull of a strap, the third row seatback flips forward to a flat cargo floor. In two steps, you can even flip the second row forward to almost align with the other portion — forming a mostly flat, huge cargo space.
†0% APR Purchase Financing up to 60 months is available on new 2012 Mazda vehicles. Based on a representative agreement using an offered pricing of $20,890 for the new 2012 Mazda3 GS-SKY (D4SK62AA00) with a financed amount of $20,000, the cost of borrowing for a 36-month term is $0, monthly payment is $556, total finance obligation is $20,000. 0% APR Purchase Financing is available on remaining 2011 Mazda vehicles. 84-month term not available on 2011 Mazda2, CX-9. Other terms vary by model. Using a finance price of $16,685 for 2011 Mazda2 GX (B5XB51AB00)/$17,390 for 2012 Mazda3 GX (D4XS52 AA00)/$28,290 for 2011 CX-7 (PVXY81AA00)/$23,690 for 2012 Mazda5 GS (E6SD62AA00) at a rate of 0.9%/2.9/0%/2.9% APR, the cost of borrowing for a 84 month term is $537/$1,846/$0/$2,514 bi-weekly payment is $95/$106/$156/$144 total finance obligation is $17,222/$19,236,/$28,290/$26,204. Finance price includes freight & PDI. Taxes are extra and required at the time of purchase. Other terms available and vary by model. "Lease offers available on approved credit on new 2012 Mazda3 GX (D4XS52 AA00). At 2.9% lease APR the monthly payment is $159 per month for 48 months with $1,995 down payment. PPSA and first monthly payment due at lease inception. Total lease obligation equals $9,609. 20,000 km lease allowance per year, if exceeded, additional 8¢ /km applies. 25,000 km leases available. Lease payments include freight, PDI of $1,595 for Mazda3. Taxes are extra and required at the time of purchase. Other lease terms available and vary by model. All prices include freight & PDI of$1,495/$1,595/$1,795 for Mazda2/Mazda3/Mazda5, CX-7. **The advertised price of $15,185/$16,390/$24,890/$20,790 for 2011 Mazda2 GX (B5XB51AB00)/2012 Mazda3 GX (D4XS52AA00) /2011 CX-7 GX(PVXY81AA00)/2012 Mazda5 GS (E6SD62AA00) includes freight & PDI, plus a cash discount of ($1,500/$1,000/$3,500/$3,000).The selling price adjustment applies to the purchase and is deducted from the negotiated pre-tax price and cannot be combined with subsidized purchase financing or leasing rates. PPSA, licence, insurance, taxes, down payment and other dealer charges are extra and may be required at the time of purchase. Dealer may sell/lease for less. Dealer trade may be necessary on certain vehicles. Lease and Finance on approved credit for qualified customers only. Offers valid until January 31st, 2012 while supplies last. Prices subject to change without notice. Visit mazda.ca or see your dealer for complete details. *4.9 L/100km (58 MPG) Highway/7.1 L/100 km (40 MPG) City – Based on ENERGUIDE Fuel Consumption Rating for the 2012 Mazda3 GS-SKY sedan with 6-speed automatic transmission. These estimates are based on Government of Canada approved criteria and testing methods. Actual fuel consumption may vary. MPG is listed in Imperial gallons. ◊Top Perceived Quality Score (PQS) among mainstream brands based on ALG Canada online survey of 2,507 Canadian adults August 24 – November 1, 2011. ALG Inc., is a subsidiary of TrueCar, Inc. !Based on Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. ♦Owner Loyalty offer valid to January 31st, 2012. Lease and Finance rate reduction will not reduce rates below 0%. See dealer for complete details.
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Do the math, claim the taxes Samantha Prasad, a tax specialist, says the general rule is that private school tuition for elementary and secondary school students is not tax deductible. However, she says, a portion of private school fees that relate to child care services for students under age 16 may be deductible as a child care expense.
tion tax credit for all or a portion of the fees paid to a private school that exclusively teaches religion or where the private school provides both academic and religious education.” If the school is registered as a charity, the tax benefit of a charitable donation can be significant, depending on the province. Check with your prospective school to see whether fees are segregated and if tax receipts are issued for these purposes.
The deduction amount is based on that portion of the day that involves supervision and is not related to academic instruction.
It may also be possible to claim the tuition fees as a medical expense tax credit, provided that a doctor certifies in writing the facilities, equipment or personnel of the private school are required due to the student’s needs.
“It may be possible to claim a charitable dona-
Often, grandparents or relatives wishing to con-
tribute to a child’s private school tuition will make an outright gift of cash. Under so-called “attribution rules,” any income earned from that gift will be attributed back to the donor for tax purposes. But there are exceptions.
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Large gifts of capital property to a minor may, for example, be invested in the student’s name in a “corporate-class” type of investment (usually mutual funds), where any disposition of units is treated as a capital gain, and is thus taxed at the student’s lower rate. Certain kinds of trust arrangements may mitigate the effects of attribution rules, but these require legal help. Article from Our Kids Media, a source to help families find private schools, camps and retirement living options.
lthough no direct tax relief is available for private school tuition, several indirect measures are available including deductions and credits.
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The Dodge Journey that debuted for the 2009 model year replaced two vehicles — the Chrysler Pacifica and the Dodge Caravan — with one that was far more suited today’s young families. The disappointing Pacifica never fulfilled its promise, leaving customers wondering whether it was a luxury crossover or a family vehicle. Meanwhile, the short-wheelbase Caravan saw its sales diminish as consumers shifted to seven-passenger SUVs and larger minivans such as the Grand Caravan. Both vehicles were discontinued in 2007, making way for the promising Journey. Combining the best attributes of both its predecessors — a crossover body with a no-nonsense interior — the Journey was neither too big nor too small, and came with a host of useful storage spaces and features. It wasn’t perfect by any means, but an exceptional, sub-$20k starting price made it easy to live with the flaws. If it’s true that you get what you pay for, then it’s understandable that a vehicle with such a low price would lack polish. The Journey was as good as it needed be. No more, no less. Of course, “good enough” will only get you so far. With the competition heating up, Dodge has raised the bar by tweaking the exterior styling, redesigning the suspension, lowering the price, and dramatically improving the
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The 2012 Journey has a redesigned suspension, improved interior and lower price. Journey’s cabin. The 2012 model now starts at a fantastic $19k, and finally looks great. Better yet, the Journey feels like it provides a lot of value, even when you opt for a fully loaded R/T AWD model and push the price up over $29k. Three years ago, the Journey was a solid and thoughtful vehicle that was hurt by Dodge’s general lack of attention
The mid-size Journey has great proportions that are both pleasing to the eye and functional, coupled with clean and simple styling. The wheel arches have the typical Dodge flare, but aren’t overly muscled, and the hood creases give the otherwise straight-laced exterior just the right touch of Dodge style. Perhaps the only flaw in the exterior design is that the rear windows aren’t framed to match the panel gaps at the tops of the doors. Otherwise, there’s really nothing to criticize about the Journey’s exterior design. see Doors page 20
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Continued from page 18 The vastly improved interior borrows heavily on the recent improvements in other Dodge vehicles, and the results are impressive. Hard plastic has given way to soft-touch surfaces, and the boring centre stack has been replaced with an elegant, flowing console. The Journey was already a solidly built vehicle, but the fit and fin-
One exterior flaw is not framing the rear windows to match the panel gaps at the top of the doors. ish and quality of materials is so much better that it might as well be a completely different vehicle.
The base engine remains the same 2.4L inline-four with 173-hp and 166 lb-ft of torque, while a new 3.6L V6 with 283-hp and 260 lb-ft of torque replaces the previous 3.5L block. The new engine boosts power by 48-hp and 28 lb-ft of torque, making the V6-equipped Journey a much more responsive vehicle. Steering is well-balanced, providing decent road feedback, and has a slight tendency toward understeer. However, the Journey is no more difficult to manoeuvre in tight spaces than most of its competitors, and handles well at higher speeds. Ride quality is definitely improved, though the Journey remains far from a luxury vehicle. With the new suspension, the crossover is less bouncy over rough roads and in corners, raising no major
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complaints. The brakes are very responsive, providing excellent feedback and letting the driver know just how much pressure to apply.
One of the Journey’s notable flaws is the heavy liftgate, which is difficult to open and close. It requires a fair amount of force to ensure the gate latches properly. The wide-swinging doors, both in the front and rear, are both a blessing and a curse. It’s easy to get your gear in and out of the vehicle, but in tight parking lots there’s always a risk of hitting the car next to yours. It would help if the hinges had more stopping points, but the doors only settle at very narrow and very wide angles. Dodge has standard touchscreens on many of its new vehicles, including the Journey, but it has to be careful not to get carried away when standard switches will do. For example, the see Booster page 21 01253057
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Booster: Seats for small kids Continued from page 20 available heated front seats are controlled via the touchscreen, requiring an extra step or two to turn them on and off and making it impossible to do so without looking away from the road. There’s tons of storage space, with upper trims adding features such as a hidden bin under the front passenger seat. Parents with small children might also find the optional second-row booster seats of interest. Pull on the front of the seat, and the middle section springs up and back.
The Journey starts at $18,995 in CVP, SE Plus, SXT, Crew, and R/T AWD trim levels, topping out at $29,095. Notable standard features on the CVP (Canada Value Package) include ABS, stability control, traction control, dual-zone air conditioning, push-button start, tilt/ telescope steering, six-speaker stereo with Uconnect Touch media centre and USB input, tire-pressure monitoring system and front/side/side-curtain/driver-knee airbags. Additional features, available as options or on higher trims, include leather interior, one-touch front windows, fog lamps, heated front seats, remote starter, Voice Command with Bluetooth and a sunroof. Upgraded stereo and GPS sys-
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Saturday, January 28, 1:30 pm –Richmond Centre – Lion Dancers Saturday, January 28 – Richmond Public Library - Cultural crafts, games, performances, demonstrations, displays and prizes. Saturday, January 28, 1-4 pm and Sunday, January 29, 2:30-3:30 pm – Aberdeen Centre - Entertainment celebrations featuring BC Chinese Music Association, Vancouver Academy of Dance and Colors of Dance Academy.
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Tempting Providence pays homage to Myra Bennett She was called the Florence Nightingale of the North. To John Abelseth she was grandma. “My grandmother left a good, comfortable life in Britain as a young nurse for the harsh north because she’d heard that there was a shortage of nurses in Canada,” said Abelseth, a longtime Richmond resident who recently
moved to Kelowna to look after his 90year-old mother Grace — daughter of Myra Bennett. “She had always wanted to be a nurse, but in her teens she initially trained as a tailor, which helped her later on as a nurse in Newfoundland. “My mother told me she was a true force to be reckoned with.” Myra Bennett’s life story comes to Gateway Theatre as Tempting Providence,
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opening Saturday, Feb. 1. It tells the tale of a strong-willed 31-yearold nurse, who in 1921 was persuaded by the wife of Sir Alexander Harris, the Governor of Newfoundland, to leave her home for the small community of Daniel’s Harbour, where there were no roads or railways connecting it to the rest of the province. She alone was responsible for providing medical services to people over a stretch of 350 kilometres in the remote Northern coast. Initially, Bennett only signed on for a twoyear contract that paid her $75 per month ($900 per year). “I met my grandmother a few times when I spent a year in Newfoundland in my early 20s,” said the 65-year-old. He said throughout her career, his grandmother delivered more than 700 babies, extracted 5,000 teeth, set broken limbs and performed operations on kitchen tables with only a lamp light. “She had a deep compassion for people who were suffering … she was an incredibly brave woman.” Growing up in Newfoundland, actress Deidre Gillard-Rowlings remembers her grandparents telling her about the legendary outpost nurse. “My grandmother ran a private clinic and so I heard lots of stories about Myra and I even drove by her house twice but I never met her,” she said from her home in Newfoundland. “By all accounts, Myra was a really, really driven woman with strong Christian beliefs, who was very selfless yet stern and strict … she had that British stiff
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Deidre GillardRowlings, as Myra Bennett, stands with Darryl Hopkins (Agnes) in Tempting Providence.
upper lip. “She would often say she wasn’t there to make friends but rather to help the sick.” Gillard-Rowlings has portrayed Myra Bennett since the play first opened in her native home in 2003. She has traveled the show across Canada, the United States, Australia, England, Ireland and Scotland. While on this new western Canadian tour of the play, she will hit her 500th performance. “As an actress, it was really daunting at the beginning to play Myra, especially the first opening night when her son was in the audience,” Gillard-Rowlings said. “But, he and his sister, Grace, who came to another performance, were both so gracious and supportive.” The seasoned actress is on stage throughout the whole performance. see Role page 23
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Continued from page 22 “The stage is simple, there’s a mat, four actors, a table, chairs and cloth,” GillardRowlings said. She likens the stage to the fact that when Bennett nursed, she only had the basic tools of the trade. “Our set echoes what she was confronted with when she would travel for hours to get to her patients,” she added. In a CBC television documentary of her life, titled Lady of the Lonely Places, (October 1973) when Myra Bennett was asked if she was in love with Angus, she replied “I felt safe with Angus and never felt fear…” “Myra kept her cards close to her heart,” added Gillard-Rowlings. The play has toured Vancouver, Victoria and northern B.C., however, it’s only now making its debut in Richmond.
“It’s been three or four months since I last portrayed Myra so I’m getting in gear, polishing my boots and heading west,” she quipped. Her biggest challenge has been portraying such a stern and composed woman. “It’s not in my nature to be like Myra, so it was a challenge early on to portray a severe character on stage for nearly two hours.” Gillard-Rowlings said audiences have responded “extremely well to Myra’s story.” “It’s really a good piece of theatre and it honours not only Myra but all those brave pioneers who came from a civilized country, such as England, to battle the wilds of Canada,” said Gillard-Rowlings. “In her journal, Myra wrote that her reason for moving to Canada was so that she could strike out on her own and have full control of her own clinic.” Tempting Providence runs until Feb. 19. For more information, call 604-270-6500 or visit www.gatewaytheatre.com.
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COME VISIT THE MINORU PLACE ACTIVITY CENTRE Located at the corner of Minoru Boulevard and Granville Avenue, and across the plaza from the Brighouse Library and Richmond Cultural Centre, the Minoru Place Activity Centre offers an inviting, active and friendly environment for those 55 years and better. This one level, fully accessible facility is set in beautiful Minoru Park and is near many other City facilities in the area. Minoru Place has a number of multipurpose rooms, a large hall with a stage, a billiards room, cafeteria, computer room and excellent woodworking shop.
Activities include registered programs, out trips, special events and support groups. Plus, with an annual Facility Pass ($22.40) you can choose to join any of the 40 clubs and user groups. Complimentary honorary memberships are available to those 90+ years of age. Spouses of members are welcome and encouraged to join in the fun at the Activity Centre even if under the age of 55. Come and experience the beneﬁts of recreation!
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2011/2012 Memberships went on sale September 1. The annual fee covers participation in fabulous activities in one of the Lower Mainland’s most active 55+ centres. Bingo, Dancing, Singing, Bike Club, Spanish Club, Cribbage and other card games are just a few of the interesting and fun activities offered. Membership is open to anyone 55+ years wanting to be a part of a very friendly community. Parking Passes are now on sale! Parking is available behind the centre at a cost of $10 per calendar year with many handicapped spaces available. Annual Pass - $22.40 Woodworking Pass - $22.40 Woodcarving Pass - $22.40 Billiards Pass - $28.00 Computer Pass - Free
2011/2012 MINORU SENIORS SOCIETY BOARD
President: Maggie Levine 1st Vice-President: Shirley Parker 2nd Vice-President: Eleanore Mitchell Treasurer: Bill Sorenson Secretary: Kathleen Holmes Directors: John Chen Elaine Friedman Barry Gordon Georgina Hamilton Sandra Mooney Tom Taylor Evelyn Thom
WINTER CAFETERIA HOURS Minoru Place Activity Centre has a great cafeteria that features delicious and nutritious meals six days a week. Remember, Minoru Seniors Society members get a discount in the cafeteria! HOURS Monday-Thursday 8:30am-4:00pm Friday 8:30am-7:00pm Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm Sunday CLOSED
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HOT ENTREES Lunch: Monday to Saturday 11:30am-1:00pm Dinner: Friday 4:30-6:00pm
The Billiards Room, with three very well maintained tables and a pool cue storage boxes for rent, is open to men and women wanting to play snooker and other pool games. Facility Pass and Billiards Pass required. Call 604-238-8450 for more information.
WATERCOLOUR PAINTING Techniques, colours and principles of design and composition are explored in this class. Feb 23-Mar 29 Thu GENERAL INTEREST 3:30-5:30pm DO YOU ENJOY SNOOKER $68.55/6 sess OR BILLIARDS? 190659
SPANISH LANGUAGE LESSONS – BEGINNERS A ﬂuent Spanish-speaking instructor leads this fun and social class that is followed by free time to practice speaking with other members. Jan 13-Mar 23 Fri 9:45-10:45am $34.45/11 sess 224802 SPANISH LANGUAGE LESSONS – INTERMEDIATE PLUS This class is for intermediate to advance participants only. Jan 13-Mar 23 Fri 1:00-2:00pm $34.45/11 sess 223901
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MINORU PLACE BALLROOM DANCE – BEGINNER This dance class, taught by a member of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance, welcomes single and pair dancers. Jan 7-Mar 24 Sat 1:30-2:30pm $54/12 sess 190601 Jan 7-Mar 24 Sat 10:45-11:15am $54/12 sess 201452 BALLROOM DANCE – INTERMEDIATE Learn the basic steps of the Jive, Cha Cha, Waltz and Foxtrot. Jan 11-Mar 28 Wed 7:00-8:30pm $81/12 sess 190602 TAP DANCE - BEGINNER This introductory tap dance course is also a great form of exercise. No previous dance experience necessary. Jan 11-Mar 28 Wed 10:00-11:00am $54/12 sess 190651 TAP DANCE – INTERMEDIATE Previous tap experience is required for this dance class. Jan 11-Mar 28 Wed 10:45-11:45am $54/2 sess 190652
ARTHRITIS CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT Workshop presented by the Arthritis Society. A six-week self-management program to better understand arthritis or ﬁbromyalgia. Come share experiences, help resolve problems, learn strategies to decrease pain, improve mobility and gain conﬁdence in managing these painful conditions. All welcome. Registration required. Feb 2- Mar 9 Thu 2:30-4:30pm Free 234051
CHINESE OSTEOPOROSIS HEALTH FORUM Learn valuable information on bone health at this free and informative session, Living Well with Osteoporosis, presented by Osteoporosis Canada. Presentations are conducted in Cantonese
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CHOCOLATE ARTS TRIP Flowing chocolate rivers and intricate chocolate sculptures HEADS UP – AN INTRO delight the senses at TO BRAIN HEALTH Vancouver’s Chocolate Arts. Healthy aging includes brain A stop at this shop is followed health as well. This workshop with a visit to the Granville teaches strategies and goals to Island market. Price includes improve the health of mind, transportation. body and spirit. All welcome. Feb 13 Mon Registration required. 10:00am-3:00pm Feb 20 Mon $14.75/1 sess 2:00-4:00pm 214051 Free 220152 CALENDAR GIRLS THEATRE TRIP Based on a true story, ‘Calendar Girls’ tells the account of middle-aged English women who bare it all in a calendar to raise funds for Leukemia research. Don’t miss this fun and heart warming play at Vancouver’s Stanley Theatre. Price
includes transportation and admission. Home drop off ($3) available. Feb 17 Fri 6:30-11:30pm $65.50 /1 sess 214101 CAMPAGNOLO ROMA TRIP This modern Italian eatery on Main Street features specialty dishes from Rome all made with the highest quality and locally sourced ingredients. $-$$. Price includes transportation. Feb 28 Tue 5:00-8:00pm $14/1 sess. 214102
FEBRUARY SPECIAL EVENT Good friends, great food and a show. Price includes admission, dinner and entertainment. Home drop off ($3) available. $15 for those 90+ years. Feb 16 Thu 5:00-8:30pm $25/1 sess. 190675
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It would now seem that in matters of real estate, in British Columbia, the names shown as owners on a title to a property may not reﬂect the ownership reality. Our law has evolved to a point where, without some form of written agreement, a further investigation is necessary to ﬁnd the true ownership status. Put another way, you need to look behind the title to understand fully who owns the property, and how it is owned. With the increased numbers of cases coming to our Courts, one suggestion is that there isn’t enough planning going on, and with property values being where they are, people may be more willing (or forced) to do the investigations. Last week, reasons for judgment were handed down in the case of Chambers v. Chambers. In this case involving two brothers, the investigation was carried out, but this time with predictable results.
Facts The Petitioner, age 79, received a letter from his brother, age 90, in 2004. His elder brother was considering moving back to British Columbia. The Petitioner responded by (generously) offering to purchase a house in which his elder brother could live. He moved quickly, proposing to buy the house and even register title in joint tenancy, to not only allow the Respondent to use the Homeowner grant, but to facilitate a transfer of the title when the ﬁrst brother died, and without having to be concerned with Probate of the Will. When it came time to close the purchase of the house, the Petitioner’s Lawyer told him to simply register title in his own name, and to look after the Respondent through his Will (and not by way of any adjustment or variation to the title). The Petitioner chose instead, after further discussion, to register a tenancy in common, with the Petitioner holding a 99% interest and the Respondent a 1% interest. The Respondent did not contribute anything towards the purchase price. The Petitioner, after the purchase closed, told his brother how he set up the title. The Respondent was not ready to move in until June but ultimately he did.
Contributions and exchanges The Respondent lived in the house from the time of purchase (in 2005) until the house was sold, in 2010. He contributed some of the property taxes, some maintenance as well as repairs. The Petitioner made other contributions (not only the monetary contribution). The parties’ troubles seemed to start with the Respondent’s inability or lack of interest in paying property taxes and insurance on an ongoing basis. And he seemed upset that his brother only gave him a 1% interest also. Eventually, by 2006, the Petitioner decided to consider listing the property. Then, after the Respondent failed to pay the 2008 property taxes, the Petitioner wrote his brother, saying that he wanted to sell the house and because of the Respondent’s health, that he should vacate it. When that didn’t happen, the parties exchanged some unpleasant letters and ultimately, the Petitioner decided to list the house for sale. When he found a buyer, the Respondent refused to sign the transfer papers. But he saw a Lawyer who arranged to have him sign, on the basis of the Lawyer holding the funds pending the results of the Court hearing.
The arguments and the decision The Respondent’s arguments in this case were essentially “trust” in nature. The Respondent felt his younger brother had promised him an interest and thus held it in Trust. The Court disagreed, reviewed the various types of Trusts the Respondent thought existed in this case, and disallowed them. The Respondent ﬁrst argued that his younger brother held half the interest in the property in an express trust for him. He failed. He was unable to show his brother had intended unequivocally to hold that exact amount in trust. The Respondent then argued his brother held the half interest in “resulting” trust, based on common intention. But the Respondent could not prove his brother intended to hold title jointly with the Respondent. So that argument failed. Then the Respondent tried the Unjust Enrichment/Constructive Trust argument. This is a very well known remedy in real estate litigation, and to succeed in it, the person claiming has to prove that the “enriched” person not only was enriched, but that he (the Respondent) suffered a “deprivation”. The Respondent failed on that as well. The Respondent never had to pay rent while in the house, and only made a couple of property tax payments. He did not suffer a deprivation. The Court’s decision was essentially that the Petitioner purchased a property to facilitate a living arrangement for the Respondent, who seemingly could not afford to live alone. He intended to allow his brother a 1% interest as a tenant in common, done on the advice of his Solicitor. No greater interest was ever intended to be advanced by the Petitioner.
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The Respondent ended this case with what he was initially given, a 1% interest in the property. Generally, it sounded like a brother to brother dispute gone astray. The reasons don’t disclose anything speciﬁc, but one wonders why such a case had to come as far as a Court proceeding. The Respondent was unrepresented by Counsel and perhaps that partly explains why it proceeded as far. This evolving area of law has become signiﬁcant, especially given property values. It is incumbent on persons looking at a property purchase (whether or not they are in a legal relationship such as a marriage) to plan at least what they will contribute to the property, and how they will hold title. Not doing so is pretty much gambling.
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Alumni game plays huge part in Sockeyes ongoing success Junior hockey club recognizes its rich history on Saturday at Minoru Arena with past stars battling current team BY MARK BOOTH
Forget about the next tilt with their cross-river rival or even potentially playing in the seventh game for the Pacific International Junior Hockey League championship. There is arguably no bigger game for the Richmond Sockeyes franchise than on Saturday night. The Sockeyes have been the league’s most dominant team for the past decade and tomorrow’s Alumni Game is a big reason why. The contest, which sees past stars return to Minoru Arena to face the current team, is much more than a fun-filled two hours to determine annual bragging rights. The game plays a big part in the template that makes Richmond the envy of almost every team in the PIJHL. Proceeds from the game go to the Sockeyes Alumni Scholarship Foundation. So far over $100,000 has been raised with the money going to graduating players in form of scholarships. The winners are annually recognized at the club’s awards banquet. So not only do the Sockeyes offer a winning program with the
reputation of enhancing a player’s development, a potential scholarship is huge perk to dangle at a midget age prospect looking to take the next step of his career. “A junior ‘B’ franchise providing scholarship to players is basically unheard of anywhere,” said
Sockeyes co-owner and alumni game organizer Doug Paterson. “We provide an opportunity for kids to play junior hockey without having to move away and maybe help out with their schooling costs too.” “Ridge Meadows tried to do it
with the same concept for three years but it just never took off. The key is having the right mix of people involved and always making sure there are more coming onboard.” What the Sockeyes also having going for themselves is a rich
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Former Sockeye standout Sean Donnelly will be in net for tomorrow’s Alumni Game at Minoru Arena.
history, dating back to the 197273 season, that features plenty of success in both the B.C. Hockey League and the PIJHL. Thanks to a strong group of past owners including Bruce Allison, Lorne Williams, Romeo Bon, Ken Kirby and the current regime, hundreds of players remember their experience as a Sockeye fondly. Scholarship funds are also generated through a beer garden and silent auction at the game, while an alumni golf tournament is in its seventh year and beginning to take off. This year’s alumni squad has a wide range of players involved including team captain Brooke Odenfald and Andrew Wolfe who are both in their 40s. Current Surrey Eagles head coach Matt Erhart will be suiting up, while Sockeyes coach Judd Lambert will be strapping on the goalie pads to face his own players. He starred for the club in the early 1990s. Paterson, 58, is also an alumni and has played in past games but is taking this year off due to a knee injury. The game gets underway at 5:45 p.m. Tickets are available at the door for $10.
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Richmond Devils Senior ‘A’ women’s hockey team returned home with the gold medal and championship banner from the ninth annual Martin Luther King Tournament in San Jose, CA. Hosted by the San Jose Jr. Sharks Hockey Club, teams from throughout North America have participated in this highly competitive rep tournament over the past several years. Teams from Richmond have typically attended. The tournament consists of “AAA” and “AA” entries, ranging from Pee Wee to Senior levels. The Devils played in the U20 AAA division, going up against U.S. Select teams. The Devils have 17 players on their roster, 16 of whom have played for Richmond Girls Ice Hockey Association (now Richmond Ravens Female Hockey) at some point in minor hockey. “Coming into this tournament most of our team had no idea what to expect,” said Devils captain Carly Millman. “I myself had not played in a tournament since 2004 and this was a really exciting trip for me. “What I saw was how our team grew and matured from game one right through to the final.” The first game against the U19AAA Anaheim Lady Ducks was fast, hard hitting and an emotional affair as the Devils entered the third period struggling slightly to keep up. At the end, the girls hoped to have the opportunity to face off against this team in the final. The Devils would get that opportunity for redemption thanks to a thrilling semi-final game. They were clinging to a one goal lead against Colorado when the Americans tied the game with 26 seconds remaining. With the dreaded shootout looming, Allie Detina sent her teammates into a frenzy when she notched the game winner with three second left. The emotional win provided momentum for the championship game and Richmond produced a gritty and determined effort in a hard fought 3-1 win. Coach Dav Szeto congratulated his players for their excellent work ethic throughout the tournament. “I was extremely proud of their commitment and effort in sticking to the game plan,” he said. Szeto has known a number of these players for several years, having coached them in Pee Wee, Midget and Juvenile. “I think each of us is still letting the win settle in and we can now see what this team is truly capable of,” added Millman. The Devils will be looking for more success at the provincial championships at Logan Lake in March.
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A30 January 27, 2012 The Richmond News
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The Richmond News January 27, 2012 A31
Call ThE Experts DRAINAGE & EXCAVATING ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖
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A32 January 27, 2012 The Richmond News
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