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This means stardom, maybe, for elementary student Mamie Laverock, 7, gets small role in big Hollywood movie BY ALAN CAMPBELL
If you’re going to the movies any time soon, keep an eye out for a special appearance from a very lucky Richmond girl. Mamie Laverock made her screen debut on the weekend — if only for one scene — when the new Reese Witherspoon flick, This Means War, hit the theatres. The seven-year-old Anderson elementary student’s big break came last fall while she, her sister Laiken, 6, and their mom’s partner, Rob Compton, were all on the set of the movie as booked extras while it was being filmed in south Vancouver. The spy spoof’s director — known only as McG — spotted Mamie among the extras and asked her to come back the next day and join the cast on set. Within 24 hours, she was being handed her first lines and was being
filmed in a dining room scene along with Witherspoon. Although her part wasn’t big enough to be invited to the Hollywood premiere, she bagged her first film credit. And to make last weekend’s big release even more special, her family decided to create a premiere of their own, right here in Richmond at the Riverport Cineplex. “We wanted to take her to the movie to make it very special for her,” said mom Nicole Rockmann. “I think this is a great accomplishment for a local Richmond girl. “We didn’t want to just wear jeans, so we made her a dress and we had our own little premiere for her.” Rockmann said that, during the filming, Mamie sat next to Witherspoon in the dining room scene, unaware she was brushing with stardom. “She met Reese, but she had no
idea who Reese was at the time,” added Rockmann. “It wasn’t until we got home and I showed her some clips from the Internet that she realized who she’d been working with.” Until they got the word through last week, Mamie’s family was not even sure if she’d made the final cut. “We were worried, but we found out she was definitely in it and she was in the credits, which was amazing,” said her mom. Ironically, Rockmann has been trying on and off for most of her adult life to catch a break in the movies. “I’ve been trying since I was 16,” she said. “I do a lot of extras work and have been trying to break through without any luck. So, for Mamie to achieve this so quickly is wonderful.” Mamie Laverock. Remember the name.
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Mamie Laverock, 7, scored her first film credit, acting in a scene with Reese Witherspoon in the new spy parody, This Means War. The Anderson elementary student was asked to join the cast after being booked as an extra last fall. $
The oil refinery blaze in Washington State is exactly the kind of incident that highlights the need for a new fuel supply to YVR. That’s the view of Adrian Pollard, the project director for a consortium of airlines that wants to barge aviation fuel up the Fraser River and then pipe it through Richmond to the airport. Stocks of jet fuel remain low, but not in danger of running out at YVR, which gets its fuel from two
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Shark fin soup creates a stir The dish is heavily criticized due to its environmental impact
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At nearly every Asian wedding Claudia Li attended, shark fin soup was served. Li always enjoyed the traditional dish. However, the 25-year-old said she never once stopped to consider how the sharks were caught. While at SFU, a friend told her to watch a documentary titled, Sharkwater. “Right after I graduated from university in 2009, I finally watched the documentary at home alone and I basically couldn’t sleep,” she said. “It was only two weeks earlier that I had shark fin soup at a cousin’s banquet.” Sharkwater debunks the myths around shark attacks and links the species’ rapid demise to the consumption of shark fin soup. Initially, Li said she felt under attack for a cultural practice she’d grown up with. “I was stunned by my own ignorance about sharks. I hadn’t known about the integral role they play as a top predator in the oceans, or about their stabilizing effect on the Earth’s largest ecosystem. “I hadn’t known about the cruelty and wastefulness of the shark fin industry. Furthermore, I only then learned that mercury contamination rendered shark fin a food that was more harmful than beneficial to our health … I had never even questioned how shark fin got in my
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Shark fins sit on display at Fisherman’s Terrace at Aberdeen Centre. The soup has recently met with controversy due to unethical practices. bowl.” Disgusted by what she learned, Li decided to spread the word
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which provides all kinds of information about shark fin soup and wants to stop people from eating it. “Vancouver has a large Chinese population and is home to the second largest Chinese restaurant industry in North America,” she said. “It is an ideal place to create change. “The mission behind Shark Truth is to stop the soup by engaging Chinese communities in a collaborative discussion about shark fin soup. We are starting with Chinese wedding banquets.” An Asian delicacy — which doesn’t come cheap at about upwards of $100 per bowl — it traditionally symbolizes a family’s wealth at weddings and banquets. However, of late its been getting a bad rap all over the Internet and the news. The News Googled “Shark Fin Soup” and many sites, including www.sharktruth.com and www.stopsharkfinning.net/boycott-canada. html popped up. Richmond actor, longtime philanthropist and artist Colin Foo said he hasn’t seen much of the soup at many Asian banquets lately. “I’ve attended a couple of weddings recently and I never saw shark fin soup on the buffet table,” said Foo. “Nowadays, the younger Asian see Abalone page 4
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RCMP Cpl. Monty Robinson turned to alcohol following a fatal 2008 crash for comfort, he testified in B.C. Supreme Court Tuesday morning. “Why? I don’t know. I
wasn’t thinking. I went for what had given me comfort.” Under questioning from his lawyer, Robinson described “layers of crisis” and his increasing alcohol consumption in the years leading up to the crash. The former Richmond RCMP officer, who ear-
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Abalone: An ethical substitute dish at weddings for decades although I’m seeing it much less today because it’s so expensive,” Foo said. “They have substitutes such as dogfish fins now that are much cheaper.” He does concede that the environmental impact has played a major role for the
History of shark ﬁn soup
(Courtesy of www.sharktruth.com) Shark fin soup began in the Sung dynasty and is a symbol of wealth and health. It is commonly served in two forms. The majority of shark fin soup is served “big bowl” style during banquets or large dinners for birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers or business celebrations. However, the soup is most notably served during wedding banquets as a sign of wealth and a demonstration of “mian zi”, or face. Traditionally, at weddings where shark fin soup is served, the groom’s side of the
younger generation’s decision not to eat shark fin soup. “The younger Asian won’t have it because of the environmental issues behind it, they are more proactive and would rather have abalone … a substitute that is more environmentally friendly.”
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Day also pointed to the other supply link to YVR via the pipeline from the Burnaby refinery, saying that the line is “still not being used to its full capacity.” VAFFC’s plan is currently being reviewed by the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office (BCEAO) and has, over the last two years, come in for much criticism, not least from the City of Richmond. Pollard said the consortium’s stance, that the two current fuel sources are unreliable, forms part of its justification for the new plan. Whether last Friday’s fire will be taken into consideration by the BCEAO is another matter. “(BCEAO) is objective, I don’t think they will be drawing anything from this,” Pollard added. “But it does reinforce the issue that it’s critical to the fuel supply at YVR.”
Production was idled at the BP Cherry Point refinery near Blaine, Wash., on Saturday, which is the thirdlargest plant on the West Coast. The refiner supplies the majority of jet fuel at Vancouver, Seattle and Portland airports, according to BP. A company spokesman said Saturday it’s not known yet when the facility will return to normal production, as refinery workers work through the weekend to judge the extent of damage from the blaze. VAFFC sources about 60 per cent of its fuel from BP Cherry Point and the remainder from the Chevron refinery in Burnaby. — with a file from the Province
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Fresh from backing up the prime minister on a charm offensive in China, Richmond MP Alice Wong walked straight into the mini-storm that is the impending retirement age increase. Wong was probably still fighting jet lag and, considering she was the PM’s Chinesespeaking special play on the trip, was perhaps still thinking more in Cantonese than Canadian when cornered by media in Ottawa. Wong — the Minister of State for Seniors — was batting off questions about the government’s move to increase the eligibility age for old age security, possibly from 65 to 67. The Richmond MP pulled herself from the media scrum long enough to talk to the News and attempted to comfort local seniors or people closing in on retirement. “There’s a lot of misinformation out there and I want to assure your readers that their future is safe,” said Wong. “Those currently receiving benefits will not be affected, nor will those that will soon
be retiring. “We don’t have the exact age or numbers on how far back that will go yet. I will let your readers know as soon as I do.” Demographic challenges, the “rapid aging of the population” and forecasted labour shortages are the Conservative government’s justifications for raising the retirement age. In simple terms, Wong said the government has to make sure there’s enough money in the future pot to support seniors relying on a state pension. “Looking at the long term, in order that the next generation are looked after in retirement, we have to make some changes,” she added. “I want to let Richmond people know that we will protect the financial security of our seniors, so the next generation will be able to enjoy the same benefits ... “If we don’t do something now, the cost will be three times as much. And if we do bring in changes, it will be gradual.” For the full story, visit www.richmond-news.com.
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here’s been much comment this week on the insidious potential of the federal government’s proposed Internet snooping laws. Under the disingenuous guise of catching child pornographers, Ottawa would like to make it far easier for authorities to see what we’re all up to online. But the feds are, by no means, the only ones who’d like to brush aside your privacy in the interests of efficient law enforcement. Provincially, we need look no further than the Stanley Cup riots to see how when the going gets tough, safeguards get tossed in the name of catching the bad guys. Take that awful photo on your drivers licence. Did you know that ICBC has coded it with facial recognition software and stored it with files of more than four million B.C. citizens? Or that over several months last year, police made 15 requests — none of them supported by a search warrant — to use that database to identify suspects? Shortly after the riots, ICBC stepped it up a notch, proactively offering to match images of alleged rioters with photos in its database. While police didn’t take up that offer, it apparently took the privacy commissioner launching an investigation to bring home to ICBC that its unauthorized sharing of private information was wrong. That should have been obvious — and it was, to ICBC’s own privacy analyst who advised against the practice. But too often in our zeal to catch pornographers/rioters/terrorists/namethebadguy we don’t pay attention or care enough about what we’re giving up. Big Brother is indeed watching.
Create another light cycle for Steveston scramble The Editor, Re: “Scramble leaves out drivers,” Letters, Feb. 15. Well thank you Mr. Bob Garnett. I guess I am not the only one who noticed this flaw in the traffic scramble set-up. When I pointed this fact out whilst driving through the intersection one day to persons who will remain unnamed — albeit I am married to them — I was made out to be a complaining old crank pot. Although in general I think the scramble will work, I do think there needs to be a slight adjustment made to the cycle. There is only one lane for straight through traffic and it is the same lane for right turns, which, and correctly so, cannot be made during pedestrian crossings. What is going to happen when the busy summer season (April to October) arrives and the through traffic has to sit behind a vehicle attempting to turn right, but cannot turn due to the number of pedestrians still crossing. There needs to be a cycle where only vehicles may proceed without the encumbrance of pedestrians. Perhaps our city fathers are already working on this problem. Bob Eakin Richmond
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First week back proves damaging for Liberals The first week of the spring legislative sitting was a week from hell for the Liberals, and if this continues, the rumours bubbling beneath the surface will soon boil over publicly. Some of the whispers seem wild, others quite plausible. When a government is in as much trouble as this one, anything is possible. To recap, the first week began with the premier opting to read a 10-minute address on CKNW’s Bill Good Show and then take questions from the host and listeners for almost 90 minutes. Her radio stint was quickly forgotten in any event, as other issues rose to the fore. First among them was the puzzling increase in stays of proceedings in our justice system. Even though the crime rate is down and the number of cases going to court is also dropping, the number of stays has increased dramatically. This gave the NDP the perfect hammer in question period, and it used it to beat the government over the head over two cases. One involved a suspected sexual predator who went free after a 27-month delay, and the other was a suspected drunk driver who had his charge stayed after more than 48 months of delays. Now, it’s not entirely clear what’s behind these cases. In the first one, an RCMP investigation of the suspect’s home computer took 14 months to complete, which is hardly the
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government’s fault. In the other, there were a lengthy series of adjournments for no obvious reason. Nothing has surfaced in either case that suggests a lack of government funding or a shortage of judges is the main reasons for the delays. But in the current political climate, reason doesn’t really matter. After being in government for more than 10 years, the Liberals are on the defensive on pretty well every issue and simply don’t get the benefit of the doubt. Next up was a 400-page report by the provincial ombudsman criticizing the government over its handling of seniors care. The government responded to the 400-page report with a 10-page brochure of its own, filled with vague generalities and a promise to create a seniors’ advocate with as-yet undefined powers and duties. Then the provincial auditor general waded in with a report of his own, this one harshly critical of the government’s lack of planning and foresight when it comes to the state of our important tracts of forested land. The next day, the B.C. Utilities Commission slapped the government
again, ruling its phony “deferral” accounting at BC Hydro had to be covered in part by even higher rates. All of which brings us to the whispered scenarios, rumours and intrigue. It seems only a matter of time before someone organizes a betting pool on who will be the first to bolt the party and sit as an independent. And if one goes, how many will follow? Keep an eye on Liberal-held ridings that used to fertile turf for the old federal Reform party. The MLAs from those areas are the most vulnerable to a serious surge in support for the Conservatives, since much of that surge will be felt in their backyards. They are the most likely to bolt the party as the next election draws nearer. My favourite story making the rounds sees a rump group of Liberals bolting to the Conservatives and turning that party into the so-called free enterprise coalition, abandoning the sinking Liberal ship in the process. As I said, some of this is plausible, while some seems wild. But we saw governments in this province completely fall apart twice before after a lengthy time in government: the Socreds in 1991 and the NDP in 2001. It could certainly happen again — especially if the week from hell becomes commonplace. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global BC.
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Posting toward redundancy? The Editor, Post haste or post mortem? London’s Landing is a beautiful and growing part of Richmond situated at the south end of No. 2 Road. In September 2010, I wrote to ask Canada Post if they would provide a street mailbox for London’s Landing. I pointed out that the location is a growing community at the natural end of their route and that their staff regularly stop there for a coffee at the (excellent) Diplomat Bakery, so servicing a mailbox there would require minimal extra time. They assigned the matter to a representative. Having heard nothing by September 2011, I inquired again and was told Canada Post will not provide a London’s Landing mailbox.
On Feb. 4, CTV reported that Canada Post has “junked” more than 1,000 street letter boxes across the country in the past two years to save money. Apparently, with more people using email than sending letters, their focus will be more on parcels. FedEx, Purolator, UPS and others already provide parcel service. In abandoning so many locations and not adding local service to promising new ones such as London’s Landing, one must wonder if the great Canadian institution that is Canada Post will ultimately make itself redundant. Has anyone lost their community street mailbox? Adrian Wade Richmond
Aim at real target, not VAFFC The Editor, Thank you for your ongoing attention to the fascinating shenanigans behind the Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation’s (VAFFC) new port and jet fuel storage scheme. We get a lot on this topic in Richmond, but it affects the whole region. The VAFFC is the easy, but still hazy target in this discussion. As far as I can gather, the main local linchpin (and silent partner) for this project to proceed appears to be our friends at Port Metro Vancouver. Ostensibly, they are the folks who ensure that all our outgoing and incoming goods flow smoothly through our ports. I emphasize “our”
because they appear to be a quasicrown corp answerable to the feds. Their own website doesn’t make clear this accountability relationship to Ottawa (perhaps necessarily). But they wield a lot of agenda-setting power. These are the folks who quietly bought a patch of riverside viable farmland a few years ago for “you”, for future options, which now have been revealed to be the proposed site for the jet fuel dock in the South Arm. Glen Andersen Richmond For the full letter, visit www. richmond-news.com/opinion/index.html.
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build up small fires. Then they place iron grates over the glowing embers for grilling “salsiccie” (pork sausages) and toasting slices of Tuscan bread. It’s nippy outside. I gladly drink some red wine as I watch pots of steaming “fagioli bianchi” (cannellini beans) and “pappa al pomodoro” (soup as thick as porridge, made of bread and tomatoes) carried by the cooks in a grand procession. As soon as we’ve heaped these traditional Tuscan dishes on our plates, they’ll be “sposati” (married, that is joined) with the new oil. The smell of grilled sausages and toasted bread intensifies. A friend hands me a piece of the warm bread and a clove of garlic. I rub the garlic back and forth over the bread, drench it with oil and guide the dripping “fettunta” (literally, oiled slice) towards my mouth. When the feast ends, my only consolation is that now I can renew my stock of olive oil to get me through the winter, spring, summer and fall — when the whole miraculous cycle will begin again. Sabine Eiche is a writer and art historian (http://members.shaw.ca/ seiche/).
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When best friends Janelle Calasan, Odelia Chiu and Susie Santos get together, it’s over a cup of tea. For more than 15 years, the busy young mothers meet on Sundays to catch up and share stories. Last Sunday, the News caught up with the three as they were sipping tea from delicate white teacups, and savouring some delicious petite sweets at Steveston’s brand new tearoom, Adorabelle Tea Room & Gift Shop. “One of Cathy’s (owner Cathy Hayes), really good friends, who is my former teaching partner, tweeted a post about the opening of Adorabelle and we decided to check it out,” said Chiu, who lives in Port Moody and was there with her seven-month-old daughter Maelle. Housed in the Old Courthouse on 3rd Avenue, Hayes and her husband Chris opened Adorabelle a little over a week ago. “I was inspired by a New York blog I read about this woman’s daughter’s tea party,” said Hayes. “So, Chris and I put a business plan together and waited for the right venue to come along.” In the summer, the local entrepreneurial couple, who also own an online company, found out that the Old Courthouse was available and quickly signed on the dotted line. They spent more than four months renovating the interior. The décor is a mix of French country white furnishings with cotton candy pink walls, dishes, napkins and teapots. “Chris remembers his mom’s tradition of getting dressed up and going for tea,” said Hayes, who has a six-month old daughter and a two-year-old son. Keeping it local, Hayes gets her looseleaf imported teas from Steveston’s Nikaido. However, all of the baked goods and tea sandwiches are made in-house. At another table, Richmond’s Tanya Porter and her daughters, 11-year-old Jessica and five-year-old Mackenzie, came all dressed up for their tea party. Mackenzie donned her princess dress, which she said, “I got from Disneyland.” “Both my daughters love tea parties and when I heard that Cathy had opened Adorabelle, I knew I had to bring my girls,” said Porter, adding she and Cathy have
Husband and wife team opened Adorabelle Tea Room & Gift Shop in Steveston known each other since they were 13. “It’s a fun thing to do on a Sunday; like taking the tea party from the playroom to real life. “We love to dress up and since we don’t go to church on Sunday, why not tea?” Jessica shyly added, “I love all the pink in here and the food is really good.” During the 1920s and 1930s, the Steveston Courthouse held court procedures of all kinds. Then, during World War II, the building was known as the Red Cross Hall, housing that organization for the duration of the war. It later became the Steveston Community Hall, providing a meeting place for a number of community groups. When Hayes took it over, it was the warehouse and a conference room for the lawyers next door. If all goes well, Hayes plans to expand soon, possibly to do breakfast meetings and evening tea and dessert service. “This summer I want to offer boxes to go for people who want to have a small, romantic picnic.” “We have just booked our first six-yearold birthday party for next weekend,” added Hayes. “We hope this becomes a destination stop in Steveston.” The tearoom is open by reservation or to book private parties and special events, Wednesday through Sunday. For $23 a person (children $16) you get your choice of a pot of tea, (children are offered apple juice) five sweets, two fresh scones and four tea sandwiches. For more information, call 604241-1947 or visit www.adorabelletearoom.
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❚ According to legend, the Chinese Emperor Shen Nong invented tea accidentally in 2737 B.C. ❚ However, U.K. born Anna Russell, Duchess of Bedford, is credited with the invention of afternoon tea in 1840. It soon spread to other parts of English society. ❚ By 1864, a female manager of London’s Aerated Bread Company is attributed with the inaugural commercial public tearoom. ❚ Tea is among the world’s oldest and most revered beverages. ❚ It is today’s most popular beverage in the world, next to water.
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Cathy Hayes, co-owner of Adorabelle Tea Room & Gift Shop, prepares a tray of sweets for her guests (left). Tearoom regulars, from left to right, Janelle Calasan, Odelia Chiu and her daughter, Maelle, and Susie Santos (below left). A three tiered cake plate full of sweets and sandwiches (below right) is a tea time special.
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iven their turbulent season and what’s on the horizon, it’s no wonder the RC Palmer Griffins savoured their Richmond Senior Boys Basketball championship like never before. Anyone unfamiliar with recent history would have been surprised to learn the Griffins had captured their sixth consecutive city title with a 77-60 victory over the host Sharks. From fans pouring onto the floor at Steveston-London secondary after the final buzzer to cutting down the net, it had the look and feel of Palmer’s provincial final win 11 months earlier. This, however, was a group of vastly different characters who, with the exception of star player Jamie Madewan, saw little playing time during last season’s historic run. Palmer also wasn’t even favoured to win the eight team tournament, having lost twice in league play for the first time in over six years. However, it was a challenge their longtime coach enthusiastically embraced. The Griffins started slowing in their opening round win over Cambie, then went on to avenge their earlier league losses, first taking care of McMath 72-60 in the semi-finals, then coming off with a huge second half to pull away from the Sharks. “This does feel different,” smiled Palmer head coach Paul Eberhardt. “The fact we lost a couple of games and there is just so much parity in this league, makes this pretty special. Any time people doubt you, it motivates you. When I saw the draw, I knew we had the opportunity to prove ourselves.” The Griffins did just that thanks to an exceptional final from Madewan who did much of his damage from inside, scoring 20 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. They also received a heroic performance from Tyler Debeer who left the game in the second quarter after being badly cut on an accidental head butt. He played the entire second half and netted 16 points and as many rebounds. Ben Samy was terrific from the perimeter with 13 points, while point guard JP Javier
dished out 14 assists. Chris Randling (12) and Karn Mann (11) also hit double digits. “I feel so proud for these Grade 12s,” continued Eberhardt. “In Grade 8, they were in last place and, by Grade 10, they had really improved and pulled off a big upset in the city final. Last year was a great ride for them, but not a lot of playing time. But they have really put the work in. It really makes me happy for them.” The Griffins entered the post-season ranked ninth in the province among AA teams, but that could mean little if they can’t pull off at least one upset at this week’s Lower Mainland Tournament at King George secondary in Vancouver. Only two teams advance to the provincials in Kamloops and fourth-ranked St. Thomas More and seventh-ranked King George are in the way. Palmer was slated to face Alpha Tuesday night and a win would set up a semi-final date with St. Thomas More this afternoon. “Our schedule has been brutal playing so many tough teams, and I really hope that will pay off for us (this week),” said Eberhardt. “You want the tougher of the two semi-final games because if you win it, you are almost (guaranteed a provincial berth) or at least could still get a second chance.” The Sharks will also be looking to extend their season once the Lower Mainland AAA Championships get underway. The tournament is currently on hold as top 10 ranked St. George’s has legally challenged that it should have the opportunity to participate. The private school lost out to Vancouver College for the tournament’s only independent berth. Regardless of what the draw eventually will look like, Steveston-London head coach Mike Stoneburgh knows his team will have to be on top of its game to challenge for one of the five B.C. berths up for grabs. “We’re going to have to be playing our best basketball of the season and that’s what it should take at this time of year,” he said.
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Palmer coach, Paul Eberhardt instructs his team from the sidelines (above). A Griffin and a Shark wrestle for the ball during the Senior Boys Basketball championship final game (right). Fans fill the bleachers in the gym at Steveston-London secondary with signs, decked out in their team’s colours (below).
Ravens Pee Wee girls hockey team finish season as league champions BY MARK BOOTH
The 2011-2012 minor hockey season has been one of the most amazing in memory for the Richmond Ravens Pee Wee C3s. The girls team is actually made up
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at 12-2-2 in regular league play, 26-4-2 counting exhibition games and tournaments. “It was clear at the beginning that this team was very strong compared to other Atom teams,” says coach Tracy Warren. “One game the shots were 64-2! They also won over a couple of Atom boys’
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Award: Noted for sportsmanship Continued from page 14 “The girls also came from seven different teams and had to learn to trust each other and work hard together,” continued Warren. “They also had to rely on speed as well as heart and determination to be successful.” He also credits his coaching staff and the players’ parents for their dedication and commitment in helping
the girls win their division title. The PCAHA Peewee Flight 2 League Champion banner won’t be the only one flying at the rink — with the lowest number of penalty minutes they are also expecting to receive the sportsmanship award. “We are looking forward to the playoffs, a road trip to play some teams in the Okanagan and the Richmond Ravens Ice Classic.” added
Warren. “No matter what happens, the girls are winners in our view. “They have learned a lot of invaluable lessons about overcoming challenges and installing the key thing — enjoyment of the game.” The Richmond Ravens Ice Classic Female Hockey Tournament will run March 23 to 25 at the Richmond Ice Centre, where spectators can stop by to watch the girls in action.
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GOBEIL, Gerald A. It is with much love and great sadness that we announce the passing of Gerry. He passed away peacefully at home at the age of 92. He was predeceased by his loving wife Ramona (Mona). He is survived by his daughter Donna (Ron), grandchildren Robynn (Zaven), Kristen (Joe), Jared (Laura) and Denise and 3 GreatGrandchildren Fay, Enzo and Lilly as well as numerous nieces and nephews; his brother Leon and sister Rachel. Gerry proudly served his country overseas during WWII. While in the army serving overseas he received training as a mechanic. Shortly after being discharged he opened his own gas station in East Richmond and subsequently built the home he lived in for the rest of his life. He and a couple friends started the East Richmond Volunteer Fire Department early in the 50’s and he went on to become a professional firefighter and retired as a Captain in the Richmond Fire Department. When he retired he went on to what he’d always dreamed of doing - restoring vintage cars. He loved working in his shop and was very creative. As well as restoring cars, he loved creating 'junk sculptures.' A number of these sculptures still decorate his yard. He loved nothing more than getting together with family and friends. He will be remembered as a man who was always willing to help anyone and could build or repair anything . A Celebration of Gerry’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. February 24, 2012 at the Richmond Funeral Home, 8420 Cambie Road, Richmond. Family and friends are invited to attend. In lieu of flower please consider a donation to: British Columbia Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund.
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Offer(s) available on all new 2011/2012 models through participating dealers to qualified customers who take delivery by February 29, 2012. Dealers may sell for less. Some conditions apply. Retailer order/trade may be necessary. Offers are subject to change without notice. See dealer for complete details. Vehicle images shown may include optional accessories and upgrades. All offers exclude licensing, registration, insurance, applicable taxes, down payment and PPSA. Other dealer charges may be required at the time of purchase. Other lease and financing options also available. Certain restrictions may apply. **0% purchase financing is available on all 2011 and 2012 Kia models on approved credit (OAC). Terms vary by model and trim, see dealer for details. Financing example based on 2012 Kia Sorento (SR75BC)/2011 Optima (OP541B) with a selling price of $28,245/$23,450 financed at 0% APR for 60 months. Monthly payments equal $442/$383 with a down payment/equivalent trade of $0. Cost of borrowing is $0 for a total obligation of $28,245/$23,450. Delivery and destination fees ($1,650/$1,455) are included. A/C tax of $100 (where applicable), license, insurance, applicable taxes, PPSA, dealer administration fees of up to $699 and registration fees are extra. 2012 Kia Sorento (SR75BC)/2011 Optima (OP541B) financing example includes a loan savings of $1,750 (includes $1,000 loan savings and $750 loyalty bonus¥ )/$500. Retailer may sell for less. See dealer for full details. !“Don’t Pay Until Spring” on select models (60-day payment deferral) applies to purchase financing offers on select 2011 and 2012 models on approved credit (OAC) (2011/2012 Sportage/Sorento/Sedona/Borrego excluded). No interest will accrue during the first 30 days of the finance contract. After this period, interest starts to accrue and the purchaser will repay the principal interest monthly over the term of the contract. §$750 Car of the Year Bonus is available to qualified retail customers on the purchase or lease of a 2011/2012 Optima between February 22nd and February 25th, 2012. $750 Bonus will be deducted from the negotiated purchase/lease price after taxes or may be applied towards the purchase of accessories. Includes $250 dealer participation. Offer available at participating dealers on in-stock vehicles only. Delivery must be taken during the program period. Some conditions apply. See dealer for complete details. ! Lease offer available on 2012 Rio5 (RO551C) is $229 (includes delivery and destination fees of $1,455, $500 lease savings and $350 lease service fee) for 48 months at 3.9% lease APR with a $0 down payment. Total lease obligation is $11,008 with the option to purchase at the end of the term for $6,768. Lease has 20,000 km/year allowance (other packages available and $0.10/km for excess kilometres). Other taxes, registration, insurance, licensing and dealer administration fees ($699) are excluded. ‡ Loan savings for 2011 Optima (OP541B)/2012 Kia Sorento LX AT (SR75BC) is $500/$1,750 (includes $1,000 loan savings and $750 loyalty bonus ¥ ) and is available on purchase financing only on approved credit (OAC). Loan savings varies by model and trim. ¥Loyalty Bonus offer available on 2012 Kia Sorento/2011 Optima Hybrid at a value of $750/$1,250 for any current Kia owners towards the purchase or lease of a new 2012MY Sorento/2011MY Optima Hybrid. Loyalty Bonus offer applicable to cash purchase, lease and purchase financing only before February 29, 2012. Offer is transferrable within same household only (must provide proof of address). Limit of one bonus per customer or household. Certain restrictions apply. See dealer for details. > ECO-Credit for 2011 Optima Hybrid is $1,000 and is applicable to the purchase or lease of a new 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid. Available at participating dealers. Certain restrictions apply. See dealer for details. ^2012 Kia Sorento/2011 Kia Optima awarded the Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Visit www.iihs.org for full details. ! 2012 Optima awarded 2012 Auto123.com Midsize Car of the Year. Visit auto123.com/en/awards for more details. ±The EURO 2012 Contest closes on April 8, 2012. Complete contest details available at www.facebook.com/kiacanada. Grand Prize available consists of a pair of tickets to a semi-final game match in Warsaw, Poland. Prize includes executive class airfare for two (2) people, three night accommodations (double occupancy) at a 4-star hotel, and spending money. The approximate retail value of the Grand Prize is $14,250 (estimated at time of preparing rules and regulations). No purchase necessary. !Highway/city fuel consumption of these vehicles may vary. These estimates are based on the Government of Canada’s approved criteria and testing methods. Refer to the Government of Canada publication EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Guide. Some conditions apply to the $500 Grad Rebate Program. See dealer for details. Information in this advertisement is believed to be accurate at the time of print. For more information on our 5-year warranty coverage, visit kia.ca or call us at 1-877-542-2886. Kia Canada is the official automotive sponsor of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD Canada). KIA and FlexChoice are trademarks of Kia Motors Corporation.
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