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Kajak Track and Field Club founders Doug and Diane Clement are delighted to see the return of the traditional Salmon Run.

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For years, the start of the Steveston Salmon Festival wasn’t complete until elite and novice athletes ran past spectators before the annual parade began. However, in the early 1980s, the race came to a halt. Now, after nearly three decades, the Kajak Track and Field Club’s elite and beginner runners will hit the pavement to take part in the 66th Annual Steveston Salmon Festival. The club is hosting a short race just prior to the Steveston Salmon Festival parade. “This is the first for this type of race for our club and it will be a mile-long race along the parade

Popular road race will grace July 1 celebration after 30-year break route,” said Fred Pawluk, president of the Kajaks Track and Field Club. “The first place woman and man will each receive a $250 prize. There will also be draws and other prizes.” Back in the early sixties, when Richmond was still a township, it was the vision and direction of Dr. Doug and Diane Clement that brought the Kajaks Club into existence. In 1962, the former Olympians founded the Kajaks Track and Field Club at Minoru Park. It began when the power couple was approached by the Richmond recreation department to start a track and field team.

“They came to us in 1961 and told us that they had plans to build at track at Minoru Park,” said Diane. “So, Doug and I went around to all the elementary and high schools and spoke to the principals asking them if they support us. They said yes. “Teachers became involved as coaches and it grew from there.” The athletic couple, who also founded the Sun Run, started with 50 to 60 members, between the ages 14 and up. “It was important for us to give back to the community as well as our commitment to seeing the sport grow,” said Doug, sports professor emeritus in the faculty of

medicine at UBC. Over the ensuing years, the club became renowned as a premier track club in Canada. With the Kajaks, Clement coached track athletes to top rankings both in Canada and the world for the next 31 years. Today, the track that catapulted many athletes’ career, is now called the Clement Oval at Minoru Park. More recently, Doug and Diane Clement were again honoured for their deep commitment to track and field with one of our country’s highest sports award — they were inducted into the Athletics Canada’s Hall of Fame 2011 in see Run page 4

Canucks hero Manny to appear at Salmon Fest Fans cheered wildly from the stands as Manny Malhotra made his improbable return in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. Now, they’ll get the chance to shake the Canucks hero’s hand at the Steveston Salmon Festival on July 1. Malhotra will appear at the Scotiabank booth inside the Richmond Olympic Oval Zone on Canada Day, sometime in the afternoon, following the Salmon Festival Parade, which runs from 10 a.m. until noon. In addition to getting Malhotra’s

autograph, fans at the Richmond Olympic Oval Zone can enter for a chance to win Canucks singlegame tickets for the 2011-2012 season, participate in Oval Summer Sport Camp activities with the oval’s exceptional sport leaders, feature themselves on their own custom sports trading cards, and compete in friendly games for oval prizes, including free oval memberships, mini sports balls, balloons and more. “Scotiabank’s commitment to enriching the lives of their customers, staff and our wonderful

community made them a natural fit to partner with the Richmond Olympic Oval Community Legacy Program,” Aran Kay, the oval’s manager of marketing and communications, said in a press release. Also inside the Richmond Olympic Oval Zone will be LifeMark Sport Medicine at the Richmond Oval — a personal rehabilitation care and sports medicine clinic. The oval’s Community Legacy Program provides sport, health and fitness activities, skill development pathways to all ages and skill levels.


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Run: Taking place before parade Continued from page 3 both the coach and builders categories respectively. On Athletics Canada’s website, it said in part the couple won because: “They contributed to the sport as Olympians, administrators and builders. “Together, over the decades, they’ve paved a lasting athletics legacy and will enter the hall as one. Diane was the first female coach with the University of British Columbia’s women’s track team; she’s past president with Athletics Canada and served on numerous boards. Doug founded the largest sports medicine clinic in Canada, penned numerous articles and, today, still serves as director of the Harry Jerome International Track Classic.” “It’s insane … it was such an honour and humbling to be recognized as someone who helped build the system,” said Doug. Diane echoed her husband’s sentiments and added: “Doug started with Athletics Canada in the forties and I in the fif-

ties and we have never left the sport. At the awards dinner, we trained many of the athletes who were also inducted and they know us as Momma C and Papa C. The evening was like a family reunion.” In the five decades since the Kajaks was founded, in total, nearly 50 Olympic team selections have involved Kajak athletes and 72 medals have been won in international competitions. This Canada Day the couple will be in Burnaby for the annual Harry Jerome International Track Classic — doing what they do best, supporting and cultivating track and field athletes. For more information about the Richmond Kajaks track club, visit The 66th annual Steveston Salmon Festival takes place on Friday, July 1. The Kajaks Salmon Run takes off at 9:55 a.m. at 7th Avenue and Chatham Street (near the Steveston Community Centre) and then the Canada Day Parade follows at 10 a.m.

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no problem staying with option 1.” While Coun. Greg When the City of Halsey-Brandt felt the new Richmond swears in its oath was still on the neganew council after this tive side. fall’s election, they will “It still sounds like a have a slightly new oath very negative way to start of office to perform. off in office,” he said. Gone will be what Coun. Bill McNulty was described in a city questioned why the new staff report as “not a oath was being suggested particularly inspiring pasin the first place, citing the sage,” to be replaced by current one had worked a streamlined and “cleanwell for Richmond for er” promise to carry out “Option 2 is very more than 100 years. their duties. The new oath will read: clean, nice and City staff were asked “I (councillor’s name) do to come up with alterswear/solemnly affirm that: simple.” natives after hearing ! I will perform the duties — Coun. Evelina of the office of mayor/ from an elections task Halsey-Brandt councillor faithfully and force and the Richmond Council Working Group. with integrity and will not About half of the word count will be allow any private interest to influence my sliced off the old oath of office — which conduct in public matters; was presented to council as option 1 — a ! I will abide by the statutes, bylaws and move which pleased most on the current policies that govern the City and will council. promote openness, accountability, and “(Option 2) is very clean, nice and responsible leadership; and simple,” said Coun. Evelina Halsey! I will dedicate myself at all times to Brandt. acting in the best interests of the residents “It’s easy to understand, although I’ve of the City of Richmond. BY ALAN CAMPBELL

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he actions of rioters negatively affected how Vancouver was seen by the world. We’ve called them morally bankrupt. What should we call our federal government when its actions negatively affect how Canada is judged by those who live in countries less disposed to put cash ahead of ethics? We are talking about Canada’s shameful efforts in keeping chrysolite asbestos from being listed as a hazardous chemical by the United Nations. That self-serving — or Quebec-serving — initiative came to a successful conclusion Friday when global luminaries Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Vietnam sided with Canada and declared they had problems with including chrysolite on a trade “watch list” of chemicals and pesticides that exporters must share information on. Even India, Canada’s largest importer of the fire-retardant and known carcinogen, has dropped its opposition to labelling chrysolite hazardous. That left Canada in the two-faced position of telling the international summit dealing with the issue on Thursday that it agreed listing chrysolite was “appropriate,” but that Canada was “not in a position to support the listing.” And in a piece of coincidental news, Prime Minister Stephen Harper was celebrating St-Jean-Baptiste Day by visiting Thetford Mines, Que., with Industry Minister Christian Paradis, the MP for the riding. Thetford Mines is home to the country’s last operating asbestos-mining operations.


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Please, not in my back yard The Editor, Re: “Neighbourhood changes frustrating” and “Council salaries outrageous,” Letters, June 24. I also live in a “hot “ neighbourhood, as real estate agents like to call it. However, this has been my home for 20 years and it is getting changed beyond recognition from the “Garden City” I moved to and loved. I wonder how long Richmond will be able to call itself such before they are sued for wrongful advertising. We are losing gardens everyday! Trees are also being knocked down in this neighbourhood for no reason that I can fathom! What happened to the tree bylaw, which was supposed to protect tees from being knocked down unnecessarily? It certainly doesn’t seem to be in action in my area! Richmond council espouses about how green they are, yet the simplest form of being green is surely to keep gardens and trees. Not pave them over into a parking lot!! Most of us feel we are being forced out of neighbourhoods we have lived in for years, either because we have monster houses being built all around us, destroying the ambience of our neighbourhood, or because we can’t afford the exorbitant taxes anymore. It’s fine for the city to say as senior citizens we can take advantage of the tax deferral, but we have worked hard all our lives to get to this point, not to die owing the government for deferred taxes! Most of us imagined retiring in our “Garden City” not being forced out! Annette Masters Richmond

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Labour disputes in B.C. on horizon The years of labour peace this province has known for almost a decade may be about to end. There are early warning signs on a number of fronts that suggest the provincial government is on a collision course with some key sectors, notably education and health. The B.C. Teachers’ Federation has completed a strike vote that will result in teachers withdrawing from administrative duties starting in the fall. That will eventually ramp up to more serious job action, with an outright school strike looming for the spring. The chances for a negotiated contract, while never good, look very bleak right now. The government will not offer any salary increase, and the teachers’ union claims the employer is seeking to exact all kinds of concessions. According to the BCTF, the employer wants to eliminate seniority provisions and allow forced transfers. As well, the employer wants yearly evaluations of every teacher and the ability to fire a teacher based on a single evaluation. There is no sign the government is interested in doing anything to address the teachers’ top concern: classroom conditions, which include the size and classroom make-up. Put it all together and it’s easy to see where this is headed. Of course, a strike will be short-lived as the government will – again – impose a legislated contract after just a few days of schools being behind a picket line.

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The government must also be bracing for a confrontation with its own workforce. The B.C. Government and Service Employees Union has made it clear it will not accept a continuing wage freeze. The union’s contract expires in the fall, and if the government sticks to its position that there is simply no money for wage increases for public sector employees, some kind of job action seems likely. In fact, an outright strike seems possible. The BCGEU has, in the past, been able to carefully negotiate contracts that have protected its membership at a time when the government was engaged in serious downsizing and privatization. However, the union’s patience waiting for a wage increase seems at an end. But the most challenging labour situation facing the government is with B.C.’s doctors. Both sides are negotiating to renew the Physician Master Agreement, and already the government has tabled almost 12 concessions it is seeking from the B.C. Medical Association. “Their proposals came as an unpleasant surprise and signaled a very different approach by the new government than we had experienced with the previ-

ous administration,” BCMA president Dr. Ian Gillespie wrote in a letter to his members, some 10,000 doctors, earlier this month. Gillespie calls the government’s proposals “draconian” and “unacceptable” and is worried about a confrontation in the months ahead. The government appears to be trying to wrest more control from the doctors, as it seeks to eliminate or downgrade committees or programs that give physicians a degree of input or control. Many of the programs and committees negotiated with the BCMA in the expiring master agreement are still working very well. How will jabbing a stick in the BCMA’s eye improve the health-care system, particularly since it may lead to a return to the bad old days, which saw doctors close their offices and clinics in protest over government measures? Premier Christy Clark may not realize how hard it can be to negotiate with the BCMA. It is not like dealing with a regular union. Instead, it is akin to cutting a deal with several thousand self-employed business people, who act in concert when it suits them but who can quickly pursue individual agendas if they think that course of action is called for. Prediction: the government will impose a teachers’ contract, reach a compromise with the BCGEU, but will lose a fight with the doctors. Keith Baldrey is chief political correspondent for Global BC.

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Letters The city I’ve loved is slowly fading Thank you teen hero The Editor, The times they are a changin’! A Bob Dylan tune. Never did those words mean as much to me as they do today, especially living in Richmond. My husband and I have lived in Richmond our entire lives — and in our present house for 26 years. We are going through massive change in our neighbourhood. While living in our neighbourhood where we brought up our son and enjoyed all that the area had to offer, we would enjoy the sounds of spring, but in particular the ear shattering tree frogs chirping that would echo throughout the evenings! It was both a welcoming sound that spring was just around the corner and also that nature was just outside our door. Friends who came to visit would often marvel at the loud sound of these little tree frogs. At times I would have to shut the window, the sound was so deafening, but I would give anything to hear those sounds again. Strange how times change and now instead of the almost deafening sound of hundreds of tree frogs, we are lucky if we hear one little tree frog croacking away. It’s a very lonely sound to hear, believe me.

Now I shut the windows, not to drown out the sounds of the little frogs, but to drown out the sounds of the bull dozers, tractors and the cement trucks. I would gladly welcome the sound of the little tree frog’s echoing throughout the night. But that is not to be, I guess this is progress. Tonight I heard a sound that I haven’t heard in a very long time — the musical sound of the ice cream man — does that ever bring back childhood memories of living on Caithcart Road during the 1960s. I ran to my bedroom window to see if any little children ran to the side of the road with their loonies in hand, hoping they made it in time for the ice cream man to stop. He saw me at my window and waved, and I waved back, thinking to myself an ice cream would have tasted so good about now. I hope some children had the chance to enjoy them also – but somehow I doubt it. No children play outside in our neighbourhood, not anymore. Ohh the times they are a changin’ – and Richmond we’re outta here. Leslie MacDougall Richmond

Not surprised Richmond listed in top 10 The Editor Re: “City named in top 10 list, News, June 3. Much to my delight, I read your article. My past working and living experiences reveal that it’s not surprising to learn that Richmond has been chosen by global financial magazine fDi as one of the top 10 “American Cities of the Future” in the best infrastructure category. Working as an airline regional executive, I learned that huge investments have been made in air transportation infrastructure over the past years to ensure YVR can handle large transportation demands for local and the international movement of passengers, cargos and services.

As Asia Pacific economies expand their shares of world trade, Richmond, by it’s competitive location, is Canada’s main strategic link. High-value logistics services and gateway marketing will be therefore locating here. For example, retailer giant Walmart store is going to setup here. According to the Greater Vancouver gateway council, international travel through YVR to and from the Asia Pacific economies is projected to increase by four to five per cent a year on average into the foreseeable future. With its introduction onto the world stage during the 2010 Olympic winter Games, the city has been extending it’s business niche and climate to the rest of Canada, the United States and the

countless visitors and businessmen of the world. The way ahead is through a community-city-friendly policy regarding urban development. It’s about the government and community working together. It conjures up a vision for Richmond as a world transportation gateway, able to meet global challenges and capitalize on opportunities for growth from expanding world trade and tourism. It’s now clearer than ever that Richmond is what the future holds for cities. Go Richmond go! What a brighter future city! It’s booming! James Chu Richmond Pre-K to Grade 12 Grammar


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years and with the fast pace of the housing development it creates a very dangerous situation — the developers are happily using all the issued development permits, but later we are going to spend a fortune to satisfy the park needs — or give up our quality of life. Also, there are often no significant parcels of land available for the city to buy and turn into park land. What is the hidden plan here — to build high-density rings around shopping plazas and simply present the people with the fact that there is no parkland to offset the growth or to cut the parkland allowance as it was done in the city centre? Before we proceed with the approval of the proposed OCP, we need to change the procedural requirements and allocate the parkland before the development permit is issued and if there is no parkland, then — sorry, there is no permit to increase the density. Olga Tkatcheva Richmond

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Art heist raises funds for Gateway Theatre Passersby might be forgiven if they thought they were witnessing an art heist Thursday night as people, many clad in black, scuttled out of Gateway Theatre clutching original paintings and sculptures. But, no, this wasn’t a scene out of Batman where the Joker goes wild. It was the theatre’s annual fundraiser — a cocktail pARTy, where part of the loot bag was an original work of art. More than 60 visual artists, the majority of whom are from Richmond, donated original works of adjudicated art appraised at, on average, $600 — one was appraised at $1,500. This is about artists supporting artists, said Gateway Theatre’s artistic director Simon Johnston. “Each one (of the paintings) is a unique story, and we (Gateway Theatre) are about telling stories,” Johnston added. For a $350 ticket, patrons put their name in a box. Five names were drawn at a time, allowing those individuals to go pick out the art of their choosing. Mayor Malcolm Brodie marveled at the unique concept, saying he’s been to a lot of fundraising events in his time, but none quite like this. Sue Halsey-Brandt’s name was the first to be chosen. The city councillor made a beeline for an elegant white sculpture by


Squamish artist Patrick Sullivan. “Isn’t it fantastic?” enthused Halsey-Brandt. “It’s strange, too, because I came here last night to look around so I would know ahead of time what I wanted, but I didn’t see this one. I only saw it when I came in tonight, but it jumped right out at me.” Ted Townsend, spokesman for the City of Richmond, was the second name to be drawn, provoking jokes about the fix being in for the city. Townsend headed straight upstairs to the second level of the theatre to put his red tag on what he thought was a Mediterraneanthemed photograph that would fit in well with his décor at home. The walls of all three levels were covered with the 100 unique pieces of art. Gateway Theatre’s annual gala is an important part of the company’s fundraising, explained Johnston. “The box office only covers 60 to 70 per cent of the costs of the productions,” said Johnston, who will leave Gateway at the end of this season. Corporate sponsorship has also been instrumental to the theatre’s financial success, said Lori Chalmers, publisher of the Richmond News. She thanked Dorset Realty, Ruth Collison and the local papers. Wine and food was also supplied by local businesses.



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ing MERs. No-load are generally for do-it-yourself investors and are often only available directly through the mutual fund companies. The choice in fund fee set-up depends entirely on the investor’s objectives. Those wishing to buy-andhold a particular fund may opt for DSC or low-load. Those looking for purchasing and selling flexibility may consider front-end or no-load. The latter are generally more popular in the current investing landscape as it calls for increased flexibility in portfolios. Diversification of mutual fund holdings requires monitoring. Investors often wind up with far too many mutual funds when only five or six are needed to achieve adequate diversification. When that number is surpassed, holdings start to overlap and the portfolio becomes too correlated. Consider that the average mutual fund has more than 100 holdings. If an investor has several types of Canadian-focused funds, chances are good that all the funds have some of our

big six banks and largest Canadian energy companies in their top holdings. The duplication makes it difficult to outperform the markets. The mutual fund’s mandate is another important consideration. Some funds are required to be fully invested at all times. However, if the markets turn negative, portfolio managers faced with such restrictions have no flexibility to raise cash and preserve investors’ capital. Mutual funds are generally best suited to portfolios under $100,000, as they provide a level of diversification that would otherwise be difficult to achieve with individual securities. Once over that threshold, investors should begin expanding their horizons and examine other investment vehicles such as stocks, bonds, exchangetraded funds, and alternative investments. Kim Inglis is an investment advisor, CIM, PFP with Canaccord Wealth Management, a division of Canaccord Genuity Corp., Member – Canadian Investor Protection Fund.

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Richmond News contributing columnist and investment advisor, Kim Inglis has won a prestigious award for the value and knowledge she brings to the profession and the community, among other things. Inglis, who is also a founding partner of the Reynolds Inglis Group at Canaccord Wealth Management, has been named a Five Star Wealth Manager for 2011. Showcased in Business In Vancouver and Vancouver Magazine, the annual selection is based on a survey of one in four high-net-worth households and 1,000 financial services professionals within the Vancouver area. The prestigious designation recognizes less than seven per cent of all wealth managers in Vancouver after evaluating them on nine criteria: customer service, integrity, knowledge/expertise, communication, value for fee charged, meeting financial objectives, post-sale service, quality of recommendations, and overall satisfaction. “I feel honoured that it was clients and peers who chose me for this award,” said Inglis. “I’ve always been committed to making a positive difference in my clients’ lives and this kind of feedback tells me I’m on the right track.” Inglis specializes in conservative wealth management and financial planning for high net worth families, entrepreneurs, corporations, and charities. She holds her Canadian Investment Manager (CIM) and Personal Financial Planner (PFP) accreditation, in addition to her bachelor of commerce, strengthening her strategic portfolio expertise. In addition to contributing to the News, Inglis is also a contributing columnist for Financial Post. She is actively involved with her community, as a director and past president of the New Stride Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation and a member of the Rotary Club of Vancouver.

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Perfection is great, and fleeting

to be cut back and the plant is at it’s prime and compliments it’s neighbour in colour, shape and all that stuff. I look upon the garden bed that runs along our driveway. The grass has got in there, and it needs GARDEN RAMBLINGS digging out. We seemed to have If you have a large garden like formed a bald spot in the middle, us, or a balcony, or maybe just from who knows what that died and didn’t return. a hanging basket, there is occasionally that time when you feel you’ve got it “just right.” Maybe it’s Right now the black eyed susans that dominate in early spring when the area is a total riot of tulip the border have no colour, and it is rather lacklustre, to say the least. The banana tree (which has or daffodil colour. spawned into five this year) is just sprouting up to Or, now, when the sun hasn’t been too intense about 12 inches, so no colour or great form there. and the lush of green from early growth is still But other areas are near their peak. The first that tender soft colour. Perhaps it’s in a few weeks zinnia bloomed yesterday and soon the whole when the annuals you’ve purchased fill out and are covered in blossom. Or when the hanging bas- chorus will erupt as they all bloom together. The ket has plumped out and nothing has fried or died, cosmos are tall, green with lovely foliage, even before their bloom they are delicious to look at. and the dangly bits are thick. My son asked me a while back what I thought In garden magazines you see perfect layouts of was the perfect age and I replied that I believed it colour — usually acreage, with endless rows of grasses, lilies or whatever. I wonder how long they was 25. You had experienced enough life to give a decent opinion, but still had lots of time to turn took to take the picture — or how long did they your life in another direction, if need be. You were wait until all was blooming, with nothing needed still young enough to have good health and lots of to be deadheaded just yet. And what did it look energy. I didn’t mention the lack of wrinkles, age like the next week — still perfect? spots, arthritis and the ability to bend down and Did they have to repair the area where the cat get up again in a graceful movement. decided to lay in the sun, therefore crushing all I hope some of your garden turns 25 this year the new growth? Did they replace the ornamental — just a small area that makes you feel that you grasses the dogs decided to eat as a pre dinner know what you’re doing — if only for a short salad? What about the silver streaks the errant time. There is always potential — and lots of time slugs caused last night? Did they airbrush those to change and plant. The garden centres are full! parts out? Deb Brodie is a local gardener and member of There are small snippets of time when I see the Richmond Garden Club. She can be reached an area of our garden and it seems perfect. And I at do emphasize small snippets. When nothing has

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Richmond teen taking dead aim in archery BY MARK BOOTH

Sean Biles is taking dead aim at a promising career in archery. It was just eight-months ago the 15-year-old MacNeill secondary school took up the sport and is now recognized as one of the top prospects in the province. In just his second ever competition, Biles not only won his division but earned B.C. Archery Association’s Junior Olympic Program status. It’s the first time that’s happened in recent memory for Richmond archer. “He took a lesson one year at a summer camp and had been bugging me since to find an archery school,” explained Rick Biles, Sean’s father. “I had kept putting it off until I saw an ad for the Richmond Rod and Gun Club.” Sean was given an introductory lesson with Mike Davison, the club’s Archery chair. He was then on his own for twice-a-week shooting sessions at the club’s indoor range at Sportstown. Some additional mentorship from longtime national team member Hugh MacDonald paid off with his victory in the recurve (traditional) bow category that produced the eye-opening score of 254 from the standard indoor distance of 18 metres.

It was enough to also impress his father, who just so happens to be a provincial junior champion himself back in 1967. “It’s just much more difficult with a recurve and to shoot a 254 is incredible,” said Rick. Sean has since traded in his recurve bow for another with more power and accuracy. The change means there will be some adjustment time before his next event. His Junior Olympian status means more competitive opportunities. “You just can’t grab a bow, put an arrow into it and shoot,” explained Sean. “Posture, technique and tuning (the bow) are incredibly difficult. You need the advice of someone who knows what they are doing. “The competition is great but really I just do it for the enjoyment. We’ll see what happens.” His father is pleased to see his son has everything in perspective. The sport can be very expensive with limited availability of world class equipment. There is just one archery supply store in Metro Vancouver and Sean’s first bow was actually ordered from England. “It’s really a money pit and a sport that you can’t make any money in,” laughed Rick. “But if it makes him feel good about himself, then that’s great.”


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Former Palmer hoop star transfers to Kamloops school before red shirting last year due to a minor injury. His arrival in Kamloops comes on the heels of the Wolfpack earlier signing swingman Mike Zayas — a key starter for this year’s B.C. “AAA” champion Palmer team. Pierre was not planning on continuing his career at UBC and contacted TRU head coach Scott Clark about the potential move. “He comes from a winning

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London Z is an eight-year-old Richmond dressage competitor Karen Zangersheide, owned by Pavicic and Pavicic has been chosen co-chair of the Lynda Hol, and is available for sponsorDressage Canada Athletes’ Council. ship. The objective of the council is to repWith London Z and her nine-year-old resent the views of elite athletes within Prix St. Georges horse Don Daiquiri, Dressage Canada. The council memberPavicic trains with Dirk Glitz from ship will consist of short and long listed Pleasanton, California. athletes. Pavicic has also begun train“Our primary objective in ing with the Dressage Canada’s this role is to represent the ridtechnical leader Markus Gribbe ers, and to establish a chain of who will make his second trip to collaborative communication B.C. to work with Pavicic and between the Dressage Canada other potential Pan American Committee and advanced level Games and Olympic Team riddressage riders,” explained ers. Pavicic. “We are optimistic As part of Canada’s high perthat through regular and colformance program, the technical laborative interactions we can leader position was created to enhance the working relationKaren Pavicic assist not only in identifying talship between Canadian riders ented athletes (both human and and the sport’s governing bodequine), but also in creating a system to ies, resulting in mutually aligned goals, support and compliment their competitive and clearly defined pathways through goals. which to achieve them.” Pavicic is a Canadian NCCP Level III The selection follows her recent succertified dressage coach who has reprecess with London Z at the Southlands Riding Club Spring Dressage show where, sented her country at international levels for two decades including as a member before a panel of three FEI judges, the pair won all three of their classes: Prix St. of the Canadian 2007 Silver Medal Pan American Games team. This year she has Georges, 67.5 percent; Prix St. Georges, been long listed by Equine Canada in rec69.4 percent; and Intermediaire I, 68.7 ognition of their success in 2010. percent.

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What would the Steveston pioneers think of their historic village today? Once a quiet farming community, by 1882, Steveston was experiencing an exploding fishing industry. That dramatically changed the landscape. By 1890, the streets of Steveston were lined with saloons, bars, bawdy houses and opium dens. A century later, the canneries have all shut down and Steveston reinvents itself yet again. Today, Steveston is about health, wellness and complete pampering. The village is home to several spas, esthetics, hair salons, wellness and healing centres as well as some great spots to indulge a love of fine jewelry and shoes. For those of us whose idea of relaxation involves facials, manicures, pedicures, massage and scrubs, Steveston is a haven. The granddaddy, or in this case, one of the grandmother of spas is Papillon Paradise Spa. It’s been in Steveston for 13 years. Papillon Paradise Spa’s manager and head esthetician, Tracy Steeves, has called Richmond home for 15 years and eight of those have been spent working at Papillon. She attributes the success of the spa to the inclusiveness of merchants and locals in Steveston. “The people in the community are what makes running a business in Steveston so special,” said Steeves. “They love to support

the local businesses as much as possible, and although there’s been a lot of change over the years... you still feel a part of a small town community.” Steeves went on to say owners and employees alike have a vested interest in seeing every business grow and flourish. “We talk about what we see and what we hear from our customers...sharing thoughts and ideas can only strengthen the community,” she said. “It goes back to the small town feel that I love so much. It’s the common interest to make Steveston succeed as a whole.” Seven years ago, Stevestonite Barbara Dudek realized a long held dream to open B & D Spa on Bayview Street. An esthetician since 1982, Dudek was trained in her native Poland. Dudek echoed Steeves’ sentiments about working in such a supportive atmosphere. There was no question in Dudek’s mind that she would open her business in the quaint village. “Steveston is a friendly and tight-knit community, being so close to a major city it is still able to retain its small town feel,” she said. “Going for a walk, you always pass familiar faces, stopping to chat with other locals. Steveston for me is a home away from home.” With the help of her husband Andy,



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Business: Community support a key reason for success Continued from page 24 daughter Daria, and her team of professionally trained estheticians, Dudek’s spa has thrived, in part because of its unique European-style pampering. Clients come from as far as Victoria for Dudek’s soothing, rejuvenating facials. Another fan of Steveston is Candice Goegan, owner of Goegan Spa. Three years ago, the esthetician opened her doors, specializing in treatment facials that are specifically customized to each client’s needs. “What I like best about running a business in Steveston is that it is like being part a quaint small town similar to the small town I was born in,” said the longtime Richmond resident. “It has enabled me to develop relationships quickly with my clients, and word of mouth has played a huge role

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It’s easy to find serenity in Steveston Eccleshall went on to add: “Spending time at the local businesses feels like you’re on holiday.” She believes there exist a unique camaraderie amongst merchants in the area that is hard to duplicate. “The locals here truly try to support the local businesses and myself and my staff give back as much as we can,” she added. “I have an exceptional group of highly trained staff and I support our six stylists in here ongoing training through the Redken exchange.” Once you’ve looked after your outer self, its time to head to Steveston Village Yoga (behind Alegria Café & Giftware Ltd.) for some meditative and soothing hatha yoga. The boutique studio offers small and intimate classes for all ages. Owner and yoga trainer, Narbada Langham, gave up her six-figure corporate job and power suit and traded it all for tights and yoga wear.


Steveston is a Mecca for nature lovers and fitness enthusiasts. With the mighty Fraser River at its doorstep, Garry Point Park and kilometers of trails, Steveston is truly a unique outdoor destination. Steveston is home to a number of merchants offering ways to make you look and feel good on the outside and inside. Ask Hair Salon’s Lisa Eccleshall has never looked back since opening her full service hair salon five years ago. “We are set amongst the beautiful backdrop of the Georgia Straight and that was our inspiration for the decor of the salon,” she said. “Our studio has a open and airy feel boasting 25 foot ceilings and calming blues and greens mimicking that of the sea. “I feel truly blessed to own a business in such a beautiful location.”

Four years ago, Langham took her first yoga class and was instantly hooked. “It was transformational and the calming effect was instant,” said Langham. As a busy senior vice-president of a nonprofit organization, yoga helped her cope with the pressure of the job. When she turned 60, she gifted herself by enrolling in a yoga instructor course. When the opportunity to purchase the yoga studio presented itself, Langham quit her high-pressured job and bought it out. “I love it and when I’m here I’m in the right place,” she said. “And working in Steveston, where the merchants really want to see each other succeed is a gift. “I couldn’t believe how many merchants came to introduce themselves and offer me encouragement … that welcome is rare I think.” The studio is bright and welcoming and see Health page 27


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Join us all summer long for free family fun in the sun along the banks of the Fraser River. More than two dozen events, festivals and exhibitions make up the Richmond Days of Summer, presented by the City of Richmond and our community partners. Arts, culture, sports, heritage, family events and more: there’s fun for everyone this summer. Steveston Salmon Festival

July 1, 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Steveston Celebrate Canada’s birthday in this full day event including: the Canada Day Parade, cultural displays, wide range of entertainment and fun for all ages!

Music at the Cannery

Fridays, July 1 to August 26, 6:30 p.m. Gulf of Georgia Cannery Celebrate summer every Friday night with our summer music series. A wide range of musical tastes will be represented.

Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market

July 3 and 17, August 7 and 21, and September 4 and 18 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (rain or shine) Gulf of Georgia Cannery Come join us for amazing artistry, plentiful produce, chef in the market and enchanting entertainers.

Summer Music Series

Saturdays, July 9 to August 6, noon to 4:00 p.m. Steveston Museum Enjoy all-ages live music and entertainment from a spectrum of genres in the Steveston Museum. There will also be an apprentice hairstylist onsite, giving the public a hair makeover, vintage-style.

Fraser River Art Festival

July 10, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. London Heritage Farm Local artists proudly display their artwork at this outdoor event. Visitors admire the gallery of art, while indulging over baked goods and coffee.

Parks Day

on the grass: the movie and popcorn are free. Movie titles will be kept secret until just before screening but will be familyfriendly. Screenings will be cancelled if there is rain or high winds.

Richmond Maritime Festival

August 5 to 7, 11 :00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Britannia Heritage Shipyard The whole family can view many boats at the shipyard docks, see a variety of maritime exhibits, enjoy live entertainment (sea songs and shanties) and participate in hands-on demonstrations.

Family Farm Fair

August 7, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. London Heritage Farm Farm Fair boasts a petting zoo, pony rides, bouncy castle, face painting, live entertainment, Richmond Art Gallery’s “Art Truck”, bake sale, craft fair, demos, concession and much, much more.

Salmon Stomp

August 14 Gulf of Georgia Cannery There will be a talented roster of diverse musical acts, from African to Celtic to Country and more, and also street entertainers and kids’ crafts inside the Cannery.

“Salmon Row” with Mortal Coil Performance Society

August 17 to August 28 Britannia Heritage Shipyard Expect a theatrical bonanza of stilts, masks, puppets, live music and stunning imagery in this outdoor theatre production showcasing the intriguing history of the people who fished and canned salmon on the Steveston waterfront.

Steveston Dragon Boat Festival

July 31 Steveston Village The Spin offers five exciting bike races for men and women, and a Kid’s Bike Parade will also be added entertainment for the family. SockeyeSpin.html

August 20 Britannia Heritage Shipyard The Fraser River will come alive with the 2nd Annual Steveston Dragon Boat Festival on August 20. Featuring a full day of dragon boat racing and other boating activities, non-stop entertainment and fabulous food and beverages, the event will also feature an evening party and awards ceremony on Saturday night. No dragon boat paddling experience required for this event. All instruction for non-experienced teams and individuals will take place on Saturday morning, followed by races Saturday afternoon. Site admission is free to the general public.

Steveston Starry Nights

Grand Prix of Art

July 16, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Gulf of Georgia Cannery Complimentary admission in celebration of Parks Canada’s 100th anniversary. Drop by for cake and explore our fishing heritage.

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August 1, 14 and 28 Fisherman’s Park, Third Avenue and Moncton street Enjoy popular family movies in a free outdoor setting in Steveston. The Steveston Community Society presents Starry Nights II, with feature-length movies shown on an inflatable screen located at Fisherman’s Park in front of the Gulf of Georgia Cannery. Bring your own snacks, blanket, lawn chairs, bug repellent and a sweater and stake your place

September 17 and September 18 Steveston and Britannia Heritage Shipyard Sponsored by the Phoenix Art Workshop, artists from all over the province are allocated in a Steveston location to create a Plein Air painting in Steveston in three hours in this creative race.


Jewelry designer Sasha Shkolnik (above) loves to create cutting-edge pieces. Her passion led her to open up a jewelry boutique called Juvelisto on Moncton Street with business partner Muriel Demblans. At right, Tara Ennevor’s love of beautiful pieces from Danish designer-line Pandora inspired her own jewelry shop, Bliss.

Art sparkles in Steveston BY MICHELLE HOPKINS

Long known as a destination for one-of-akind shops, waterfront restaurants and coffee shops, Steveston is also becoming known for being home to unique jewelry stores. Recently, two jewelry boutiques opened their doors in the historic village. Tara Ennevor is a longtime Steveston resident who grew up in a family of entrepreneurs. Ennevor is the daughter of Jack and Jane O’Hare, the couple who founded O’Hare’s Gastro Pub and O’Hare’s Liquor store. She is also the sister of Erinn who, with her husband Grant, now runs the Steveston pub. She and her husband, Mark Ennevor, and accountant, decided they wanted to try their hand at free enterprise. The couple was looking to get into the retail sector as a way for Tara to have more time at home with their young children. She had always been a huge fan of Pandora, international jewelry designers from Denmark, famed for their twist on the classic charm bracelet. “Mark would buy me pieces from their collection and I love the line so much that we started researching the possibility of opening a store, selling Pandora,” said Ennevor. “We wouldn’t even consider anywhere else but Steveston to open a business.” Thus, in February of this year, Bliss was born on First Avenue, next to Waves Coffee House, just in time for Valentine’s Day. “It’s been great … we have received lots of local support,” said Ennevor. “We couldn’t have asked for a better location close to the waterfront. “Steveston is one of those places where merchants support each other and many of us dine and shop here. Even every one of our employees also lives here.” Bliss sells the full line of Pandora jewelry, in both 100 per cent sterling silver and gold. The line includes more than 800 different charms, bracelets, watches and LovePods, which are rings designed to be combined. Bliss also sells unique gifts from local artisans and designers, including soy candles and funky fridge magnets. The young couple said they noticed there

was a niche for a good jewelry store in the village. “Now, people don’t have to go downtown to buy beautiful handcrafted jewelry,” said Ennevor. Jewelry designer and goldsmith Sasha Shkolnik is another Richmondite who chose her own backyard to open up her jewelry boutique — Juvelisto on Moncton Street. “I came from the Ukraine to Richmond 17 years ago,” said Shkolnik. “I always dreamed of opening my own business in Steveston.” As a trained goldsmith and jewelry designer in her native country, it made senses to open a shop to sell her own creations, as well as those of B.C. artisans. “There are so many talented Steveston jewelry designers and I carry jewelry from three local jewelers.” Shkolnik has a bachelor of arts degree from the Ukraine. She began her career as a ceramic artist and painter. “When I was doing ceramics, I ended up creating ceramic jewelry,” she said. “When my husband and I moved to Canada, I took more art and jewelry programs.” Today, the European designer loves to create cutting edge, nontraditional pieces. “I love to have fun with my work and create pieces that customers get excited about,” said Shkolnik. “I was lucky to work with the best of the best jewelry designers prior to opening our shop.” Her business partner is Muriel Demblans. Originally from France, she has lived in B.C. for 17 years. Demblans turned her love of art into a career. The two met when Shkolnik was a customer at Demblans’ Main Street jewelry shop. Soon, Dembans hired her on to create custom design jewelry. They had discussed forming a partnership and both wanted to open a boutique-style shop showcasing original and one-of-a-kind jewelry designs — everything from bold to classic pieces. “Sasha and I decided to combine our talents and efforts to open a boutique together in Steveston on March 22,” Demblans said. “Steveston is an amazing community, such a quaint village with abundant hidden treasures to discover. We have been warmly welcomed, along with our collection of unique jewelry, sculpture, paintings and handbags.”

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Civil War. An interpretive sign explained that although it was an incredible fortification in its time, Fort Point never had to fire its guns in defence. The fort never came under attack, because its presence served as a deterrent to any who may have considered launching an assault on the Bay. From Fort Point, we climbed a short, steep hill leading up to the sidewalk on the Golden Gate Bridge. Cyclists are allowed to travel on one side of the bridge while walkers travel on the other, but whether you walk or cycle, seeing the bridge up close is an amazing experience. When the bridge was built in 1937, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world. Today it is the ninth lonsee Bikes page 4







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40 years of versatility! 40 years of performance! 40 years of adventure! Join the Viking team and be a part of Canadian aviation history. Viking is proudly manufacturing the world renowned DHC-6 Twin Otter for delivery to a global customer base. The customer backlog for this versatile aircraft is strong and will carry production through 2014. To help us achieve new heights we are offering the opportunity to join our talented team. This is an opportunity for you to contribute and add your skills and know-how to the Twin Otter and its legacy of excellence. Viking is seeking qualified candidates to join our Victoria/Calgary operations team in the following positions: • Aircraft Structural Technicians • Avionics Technicians • Aircraft Mechanics • Quality Inspectors • Methods Engineers • Assembly Cell Managers

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By virtue of the Warehouseman’s Lien Act and on behalf of Shelter Island Marina Inc., we will dispose of goods, namely: (1) 67” X 17’ Shed, debtor “Don Rattray & Inland Equipment” to recover $13,130.19 plus accruing storage and any/all other expenses related; (1) 42’ Sailboat “Sitter”, debtor “Dawson Reddick” to recover $8,625.44 plus accruing storage and any/all other expenses related. These units will be made available for sale after July 22, 2011. Units are currently being stored at Shelter Island Marina Inc., 120-6911 Graybar Road, Richmond, BC. To view call @ 604-434-2448.


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TWO BROTHERS MOVING Local & Long Distance 604-720-0931 Best price.

WEE HAUL Moving/Rubbish Removal Low Rates. 778-968-3001

Renovations & Home Improvement

Painting/ Wallpaper


Summer Special

15% OFF

Book Now! Free Est. - 15 Years Exp. Insured /WCB


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




Fully Insured 20 years experience Call 604Free Estimates



★ QUAYSIDE PAINTING ★ BBB • Fully insured • WCB 3 Rooms $250. 604-727-0043


Paving/Seal Coating

ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187


1ST CALL Plumbing&Heating Ltd Local, Prompt & Professional. Lic’d, Bonded, Ins. 604-868-7062

WWW.RENORITE.COM Bath, Kitchen, Suites & More Save Your Dollars 778-317-1256




1997 PONTIAC Sunfire GT, 137k, 5spd, a/c, sunroof, exc cond, $2650 obo. 604-946-9224 1998 FORD Mustang convert, 3.8-V6 loaded no accid, looks/ runs grt, $4,900. 604-925-7526

Power Washing

$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020

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




All Season Roofing

Re-Roofing & Repairs Specialists 20 year Labour Warranty available

604-591-3500 Tried & True Since 1902

1999 FORD Taurus, red, good cond, 1 owner, no accidents, full papers. NEW front tires, radiator, hoses, brakes. $3500. 604-767-9305

220-JUNK (5865)


2000 CHRYSLER CIRRUS, 2 year air care, no repairs needed. Hidden hitch for a bike. Economical 4 cylinder, good commuter or student car. Power group, a/c, ipod aux in with aftermarket deck. One owner. Call Pat 604-889-6612.

RUBBISH REMOVAL STARTING @ $50 Free Est . 604-214-0661



Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

Quality Home Improvement ★ Stucco ★ All Kinds. No Job Too Big or Small. 604-725-8925


Tree Services

MAGNOLIA TREE Service & Landscape Fence install, yard reno’s, excavating, irrigation



FOR SOME CARS!!! CALL: 604-880-8420 or 604-277-9021

2010 Ford Focus A/C, CD, 33K, pwr locks, AUTO, Sirius Radio Console Only $11,990 OBO (604) 858-0120



604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H


Collectibles & Classics

Don’t Miss THIS!

1995 Ford Taurus Automatic 109,000 kms Well maintained, very good condition AC Auto Snow tires included $1,800 Call: (604) 261-0687


Scrap Car Removal


Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2005 FORD F150 Lairet 4x4, 130k kms, loaded, A/C, no accid, exc cond. $16,000 604-782-1377

1970 FORD Mustang hardtop Coupe 351 V8 engine 122,000 miles, lime metallic, gd cond. Original owner $12,000. 604-795-9778

1996 Mazda MX-6 LS Manual 186,000 kms snroof, pwr wndws/ lks, v-6, 5-spd, 2dr, rear defrst, subwfer, cstm stereo, exlnt cond. $2,999 (778) 988-4072


2005 VOLVO XC90 gold, turbo, AWD, low k, exc cond, all records, must see $21,000. 778-549-8664

2006 LEXUS RX 330, 57K, 1 owner, pearl, beige leather, with well kept, $26,500, 604-990-4522 2008 HYUNDAI Santa Fe, AWD, auto, a/c, leather, moonroof, factory warranty, only 44 K kms, immaculate, $20,500. 604-988-6622

Visit our website @ Free tow, no wheels, no papers no problem! Hassle free friendly service. 2 hr service in most areas.




1993 TERRY 25’ 5th wheel, air & many extras too much to list. To be seen is to be appreciated. Selling for health reasons. Phone 604-792-3403 for appt

2000 Chevrolet S-10 custom paint, cadillac tail lgts, chrome rims,plus lots more. Ext set of winter tires/rims. 4cyl, auto, 167k $6900 obo call: 604-461-5491

#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673


1999 24' Coach Motor Home, 124,000 km, very clean, fridge, stove, slps 6, furnace, Pls call 604-619-5214

Cash for junk cars! $100 to $1000 Ask about our $500 Credit!


A Save on Roofing - specialize in ★reroof ★ repair★ Fully Ins. Free est. 10% discount 778-892-1266

2008 Toyota Yaris 4 Dr HB $13,500 Automatic, Conv Pkg, 18,000 kms,A/C, Tilt steering, AntiTheft, Driver side airbag, CD player, AM/FM radio

17.5’ CANAVENTURE 90hp outboard Merc Deep V, roadrunner trailer, runs excellent. $3300 obo. 604-889-6409

604 628 9044

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Sports & Imports

2000 HONDA Accord SE silver grey, 4 door, 4cyl. automatic, antitheft, ac, cruise, CD, AirCare, winter/summer tires, 168,000Kms all records, $5900, 604-924-9301


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

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Omnifine Retractable Screen Door & Window, Awning, Blind 604-340-1136



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DISPOSAL BINS: Starting at $99 + dump fees. Call 604-306-8599

Call for a free estimate:

A Eastcan Roofing & Siding Ltd Re-Roof, Repair. Ins. WCB. BBB. 604-562-0957 or 604-961-0324

Scrap Car Removal



A.J.K. MOVING Ltd. Special truck for clean-ups. Any size job Lic#32839 604-875-9072

'Haul anything...but dead bodies!!'




PRESSURE WASHING Windows/Gutters /Bird Removal Com/Res Lic/Ins Free Est. 604-839-8856 Dean

BESTWAY MOVERS experienced & reliable. deserve the best!! 778-839-6271

8220 Find one in the Home Services section.


Water Lines (without digging) Sewer Lines (without digging) Install. Drain tiles. 604-739-2000

★ BATHROOM SPECIALIST★ Tiles, tub, vanity, plumbing, paint framing. From start to finish. Over 20 yrs exp. Peter 604-715-0030





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



2005 29FT JaycoTrailer. like new, Awning, storage, slide, ac, $16,000obo in Chilliwack, used once.. 604-997-9201 2004 Mazda B4000 4x4 Ext CAB 135k kms, 4.0L, 5 spd, a/c p/w p/l cruise, cd. $10,000 604-617-7078


Sports & Imports

2004 ACURA TL, beautiful cond, 118 k, leather, awesome stereo, no acc, new tires,garage prkd, all records, $12,000. 604-948-4920

30FT ELDORADO Class A, 58, 000 mi, very clean, exc cond. $7,990 Call 604-465-8255

The Richmond News June 29, 2011 A35


8108 PARK ROAD TEL. 604.278.8309

12 ea


Frozen Chub Mackerel 2lbs

3 ea


Fresh Pork Ground (Lean)


49 lb

Sunrise Tofu (Smooth) 700g

1 ea


Golden Swallow Dongguan Rice Vermicelli 454g

Pringles Potato Chips Assorted Flavour 191g



1 ea



3 Fish Frozen Wild Hairtail 2lbs

Frozen Tiger Prawn 31/40 (1 lb)

5 ea


Fresh Pork Shank (3 lbs UP)

4 ea


Fresh Beef Short Ribs

1 lb


1 ea

4 ea


29 lb

Superior Northern Style Tofu Superior Low Fat Soya Drink (3.95L) (Sweetened & Unsweetened) 660g



Fresh Gai Lan

Fresh Local Yu Choy Sum

Fresh Broccoli

79 lb

59 lb

99 lb






New Rose Premium Sushi Rice 20lbs

A36 June 29, 2011 The Richmond News


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