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Parents and students of a popular piano teacher are less than amused with a city hall decision to axe the Russiantrained tutor after seven years service.
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A young skateboarder pulls off a trick during the second annual Show Off skate event at Thompson Community Centre skate park on the weekend.
A grass-roots skateboarding event is catching big air after only two years on the ground. The second annual Show Off youth skate night rolled into the skate park at Thompson Community Centre on the weekend with more than double the amount of participants from its inaugural year. As well as prizes for the skateboarding, the parents came out in force as well to enjoy a barbecue, DJ and a live graffiti exhibition. The event is the brainchild of local skateboarder and com-
CUPE workers picket school board office School support staff stage one-day protest over stall in contract talks BY PHILIP RAPHAEL
As the school year comes to an end this week, some of Richmond’s educational assistants and non-teaching staff ramped up their contract bargaining efforts with a one-day, information picket. Armed with placards and leaflets, a relatively — June small group representing CUPE Local 716 paced up and down the sidewalks outside the Richmond School
District offices Tuesday to bring attencould be a sign of things to come when tion to a stall in talks with the governclasses start up again in September. ment. Kaiser said CUPE is looking About a dozen members to broker a two-year deal with belonging to the union’s strike their employer and is pushing for committee took part, while otha raise that would be in line with ers were asked to For a video inflation and what other public either join the job service unions have received. action before or after “We didn’t even get to that point in work. The action was negotiations because we were told there specifically designed was no money on the table,” Kaiser said. not to disrupt classes. Visiting the picketers was Richmond Kaiser June Kaiser, presischool trustee Eric Yung who said the dent of Local 716, said district’s hands are tied since they only the inaction at the bargaining table is receive funding from the government. see Yung page 3 a big concern and Monday’s job action
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Piano program strikes bum note Parents, students unhappy after popular teacher gets axe
BY ALAN CAMPBELL
A growing band of angry parents and students are threatening to withdraw from a City of Richmond piano program unless their teacher is re-instated. City bosses hit the wrong note with some of those enrolled in Lydia Kay’s piano classes after they axed the long-serving Russian-trained instructor’s contract. With just a few weeks notice and no reason, Kay — who has around 65 loyal students and a waiting list at the Richmond Cultural Centre program — was told her rolling seasonal contract was not being renewed after seven years. Some of the outraged parents, led by adult student Teresa Jordan, armed themselves with an 80-signature petition and protested the decision at Monday night’s city council meeting in council chambers. “I think she’s brilliant and she has a very holistic approach,” said Jordan, who’s been a student of Kay’s for one and a half years. “She also teaches students with physical disabilities, many of whose parents didn’t believe they could ever play the piano. “She first taught my grandson who said he did not want to practise; but he took to Lydia and he ended up really enjoying her lessons. “I told city council that I think what they’re doing is very irresponsible. (Kay) has 70 students, with many more on the waiting list.” City officials have told Jordan they can’t dis-
Lydia Kay, a Russiantrained piano teacher, failed to get her contract with the city renewed. Her students claim they’ll follow her.
cuss Kay’s contract, which she fully understands. “But this is all bureaucratic nonsense. It seems to me there has been a personality clash of some kind. “Surely they can work something out because she’s amazing and there’s going to be some very angry parents, I can tell you.” Although being denied an explanation for her contract not being renewed, Kay admitted to the News it may have something to do with a few run-ins with the program coordinator and even a blast at the mayor’s office. “It was like a guillotine coming down on me,” said Kay. “Sunday was my last day. I was given no reason and was only told, ‘as a contractor, we don’t have to give you a reason.’ “It was very hurtful. I had done this for seven
years and always had a waitlist here. “I did speak loudly to the program coordinator many times, and I even went to the mayor’s office one day to complain. Maybe it’s a personality thing? I don’t know, because they won’t tell me.” What Kay does know is that her students and their parents are far from happy, many of whom she understands are going to follow her to Fraserview Church, where there’s a “fantastic grand piano.” “I’ll be running summer classes there,” she added. Along with Jordan, mom of two Yum Leung — whose daughter, 12, and son, 10, are both students — intends to follow Kay. “I will be taking my children out of any new city program and following Lydia,” said Leung. “The way she’s been treated is terrible and she’s a wonderful teacher. Many of the parents think the same.” City spokesperson Ted Townsend said a decision was made to go in a “different direction with this program. “We will be continuing the program in the fall with new, qualified instructors who will provide the high standard expected by our students, parents and the community.” Because Kay was a contractor, Townsend said the city can’t discuss personnel issues publicly and can’t go into the reasons for the change.
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“The government has a source of funds that’s discretionary. We don’t,” he said. “Virtually everything we are given — about 93 per cent — goes towards salaries in the school district. “So, we don’t retain anything. Our job is to maintain the school district to our best ability for our learners. “And that includes putting the support staff, as well as the teaching staff, up in front of students.” Yung added he is hopeful the government will provide some additional money to
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DARE graduates learn how to resist peer pressure Grade 5 students at Manoah Steves elementary received certificates from Richmond RCMP after successfully graduating from the DARE Program (Drug Abuse Resistance Education). DARE is an internationally recognized program founded in Los Angeles in 1983 which provides children with the information and skills needed to live drug- and violencefree lives.
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Dads duke it out at sports day RCMP arrest two men at Whiteside, weapon confiscated BY GORDON MCINTYRE The Province
It was shocking news that three moms attacked another mother in what was described as a “bootstomping” at an elementary school Family Fun Day in Surrey two weeks ago. But it turns out it was not the only violent clash by parents while their school kids were on hand this month. A week before the Surrey punchup, in which two women were charged with assault, two dads got into it at a Richmond elementary school sports day, and this time there was at least one weapon involved. Two men, aged 43 and 38, began to argue in the parking lot at James Whiteside elementary at 9282 Williams Road around 9:30 a.m. on June 7 and the argument turned physical, Cpl. Sherrdean Derkatch of the Richmond RCMP said. A Code Red was declared and the children, aged five to 13, were sent inside their secondary safe-site, the next-door Hugh McRoberts high school.
“I think some of the children may have been impacted by what happened,” James Whiteside principal Jane McFadyen said. “But the incident was quickly resolved with the help of the RCMP. “In the end, sports day was really successful, the children got on with their day and they had a lot of fun.” The fighting dads were arrested and one weapon, believed to be a knife, was confiscated. Both men were taken by ambulance to hospital, treated for minor injuries and released. Charges have not been approved at this time, Derkatch said. A counsellor was available on the following Monday and Tuesday for the James Whiteside students. “We have the resources on site if any of the children are anxious,” McFadyen said. In Surrey, three women had to be pulled off the victim after ganging up on her. “There was hair pulling and eye gouging and punches being thrown,” said Richard Kuebler,
father of two daughters at the school. Kuebler, a manager with UPS, separated the sparring women while school principal Teresa Starr got the children (ages five to 13) out of the area. “It’s sad when you have to worry about the adults’ behaviour and not the kids,” said Cpl. Bert Paquet of the Surrey RCMP. The attack apparently stemmed from a previous road-rage incident when one of the women felt she was cut off. Ben Gill, vice-president of the school’s parent advisory committee, arrived just as the women were being separated. A kick boxer and fan of mixed martial arts, Gill said he’d never seen anything like it. “It was a boot-stomping, they just wouldn’t let up,” said Gill, who has two children at the school. “I’ve never seen anybody so beat up.” Gill said one of the alleged attackers said, in her own defence: “Well, she started it.” — With files from Surrey Now
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Cyclists across B.C. hit road for mental health Schratter, who is a school teacher. A Canadian Mental Health Association branch in North York, a suburb of Toronto, also took part, and Schratter said he hopes that’s a sign the event could go national next year, especially with Shoppers Drug Mart as the title sponsor.
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A province-wide cycling event to raise awareness of mental health this weekend, which came through Richmond, raised nearly half a million dollars for the Canadian Mental Health Association. Organizer Michael Schratter said after the Sunday morning Ride Don’t Hide event that $445,000 had been pledged and more is expected. An avid cyclist who has dealt with bipolar disorder all his life, Schratter first rode across Canada in 1994 and then around the world in 2010 — which culminated at the Richmond Olympic Oval — to promote public dialogue on the issues facing one in five Canadians. Schratter rode the 20kilometre loop from Burnaby to Main Street with his wife and several friends, including one who cycled from the Okanagan to participate. A 10-kilometre and 60-kilome-
“We are extremely heartened by the turnout today,” said Bev Gutray, CEO of the B.C. Canadian Mental Health Association. “These are just the early days. The (fundraiser) is going to be over time an unbelievable movement of hope and health; a way for people to step out into the
light to celebrate and support those with mental illness.” The ride began on a sombre note, Schratter said, with a moment of silence to honour Xavier Pelletier, the Victoria teenager who was killed in a crash in Washington State during last weekend’s Ride to Conquer Cancer charity event.
Mental health advocate Michael Schratter, organizer of the Ride Don’t Hide event, rode the 20-kilometre route Sunday. tre route were also available, Vancouverite who is potenthe latter an out-and-back tially affected by mental ride to Richmond from illness. Burnaby. “Because there was nothAbout 2,150 people took ing like this that says, ‘hey, part in 13 communities in enough is enough, you don’t B.C. in the second annual have to be embarrassed event, with 1,100 from Metro or ashamed, let’s end the Vancouver. stigma,’ I think there’s this Organizers beat their huge pressure or backlog of fundraising goal of $400,000, energy and I think it’s going or one dollar for every to spread even further,” said
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udos to Premier Christy Clark. Whether it’s a move to help secure her own upcoming by-election or a genuine ability to listen to the people she serves, the fact is Clark has done the right thing on pay raises. You will recall that Premier Clark came away from all the surprises that May’s election offered with a surprise of her own. While out of one side of her mouth she was busy telling the province that once her government was re-elected, no one need bother holding out their hands for cash for their pet projects, out of the other side of her mouth came a raft of foul economic language that included massive raises for some of her favourite bureaucrats. Many of her low-to-mid-level minions were blessed with pay hikes of 11 per cent and some of Clark’s most favoured helpers saw their salaries boosted by as much as 18 per cent, and mounting a $200,000/year plateau. This while we also heard wheelchair-bound healthcare clients were being asked to shell out $25 a month to help maintain the government’s equipment (in many cases, equipment donated to government-funded facilities by generous charities). The public outrage was palpable. And to the undoubted consternation of a host of bureaucrats who likely thought they had won the lottery, Clark heard and responded to the cries of the masses. She has admitted that her cabinet had erred in awarding those generous raises, and has rolled them back. The gesture may only have something to do with her own upcoming by-election. But if Clark is to be taken at her word, she must realize her calls for belt-tightening should include all her own staff, if she wants the B.C. public to take her seriously.
Children come last, again The Editor, Re: “City eyes $110 million rebuild,” News, June 19. As a senior citizen who regularly visits and uses these facilities, I strongly object to this excessive waste of diminishing public funds on a low-priority, luxury mega-project of interest to only a tiny segment of our community. Firstly, as a senior citizen living in a community in which one in four children currently lives in poverty, I’m embarrassed to be complicit in, once again, dipping deeply into our children’s pockets to finance what is essentially a non-vital, luxury desire. The present facilities are okay. It’s not okay that child poverty rates here in Richmond are among the highest in Canada, and have been so for a generation. Most parents of children living in poverty here are making enormous sacrifices for their kids. I can certainly sacrifice a new pool and seniors center. Child poverty hides in plain sight in Richmond. If we wait for the provincial or federal government to act on it, we shall wait — and wait, and wait. In short, isn’t it time city council made child poverty in Richmond a table top priority at city hall, and finally put Richmond children first? Isn’t it time, Coun. Ken Johnston, that “council mosied along on this.” Doug Bentley Richmond
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BC parties head for realignment
The province’s MLAs take their place in the legislature this week, and 34 of them come back into the house with a giant dark cloud hovering over them. Those would be members of the new NDP caucus, a dispirited and demoralized bunch who will put their best faces forward and insist they will perform as an aggressive, responsible Opposition. But how they perform in the legislature masks the fact the party faces a grim political reality. The party has a serious leadership problem, as leader Adrian Dix’s hold on the job is far from secure. Dix has said he takes “full responsibility” for the stunning election loss. What that actually means has not yet been made clear. If he tries to hang on to his job he will face a test at the party’s convention in November, when delegates will vote on whether there should be a leadership election. I suspect he will need the backing of at least 70 per cent of the delegates to continue on with any credibility, and if the vote were held today I doubt he would receive that level of support. Dix may want to review his party’s remarkable record for vicious infighting when it comes to party leadership. In 1986, some members of the NDP caucus staged an unsuccessfully coup against thenleader Bob Skelly, who was perceived as someone who could not compete with Bill
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Vander Zalm in that year’s election. Skelly’s successor, Mike Harcourt, resigned after he was essentially deserted by his own caucus when the Bingogate scandal engulfed his party. The next leader, Glen Clark, was in trouble with some members of his own caucus even before the casino scandal forced him from the premier’s office. The subsequent leadership race to replace Clark was a bitter clash between Ujjal Dosanjh and Gordon Wilson, and the anger associated with that race was heightened because the 2001 election was a foregone conclusion and the party was about to be booted from power. And then, of course, there was the remarkable take-down of Carole James. Given that every party leader between Dave Barrett and Dix faced some kind of internal revolt, it is hard to see how Dix will avoid the same treatment, although whether he survives that infighting remains to be seen. Further troubling the New Democrats is what appears to be a philosophical split in the party. The split was revealed in the middle of the election
campaign when Dix suddenly declared his dead-set opposition to the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline. One of the reasons the NDP lost the election is because that opposition to a large industrial project may well have cost it seats outside of Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island. This problem doesn’t end with Kinder Morgan. If the NDP decides it is against things like fracking, the Site C dam and LNG terminals, it will further cement its image as an anti-job party not interested in economic development. Such a development would be hugely ironic. The NDP traces its roots to the old CCF party, which was a labour-oriented party which fought for the interests of those working in industries such as forestry and mining. We may indeed be headed to a realignment of our two major parties. Perhaps B.C. will eventually have an environmental party and a business party, with minor parties around the edges. But in the meantime, the NDP has to carry on with that giant black cloud hanging over its head, while the B.C. Liberals can’t stop smiling. And broadening those smiles is the knowledge that their wounded opponents have leadership issues and policy differences. Lucky for the NDP the session will only be a month long. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global BC.
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Trees play important role in neighbourhoods The Editor, Living in Richmond has convinced me that when it comes to one issue in particular, the world can be divided simply into two distinct groups of people: those who love trees, foliage, gardens, and green spaces, and those who don’t. And if what is transpiring in our neighbourhood represents what the future will look like in our residential areas, then one can only conclude the City of Richmond has decided to ignore the values and concerns of the former and pander to the interests and demands of the latter. Every new mega pseudo-mansion ensures
the removal of at least one mature tree. Far too many of those are destroyed simply for the purpose of allowing the addition of a third garage space, many of which simply end-up being storage areas. The footprint of these buildings is such that front lawns, large trees and shrubbery, complementary gardens and backyards are made irrelevant. The concepts of the space around a home being an interactive, integral part of the living environment as well as an important dimension of its aesthetic qualities have been almost totally abandoned in the city’s apparent desire to fill its residential neigh-
bourhoods with treeless lots and empty, tax-generating, out-of-scale houses. Of course, if people choose to concentrate most of their lives indoors and ignore any aspect of living around their homes, that is their right and privilege. But there seems to be an almost total lack of concern for the fact that the presence or absence of mature trees and foliage not only plays an important role in affecting the personality of an entire neighbourhood, but also the character and quality of the lives of those who reside in it. A tree is not just removed from a lot, it is removed from the lives of
neighbours who love its existence, love its beauty, love the birds that nest in it, love the shade it casts on hot days, love the privacy it might facilitate, love the ways in which it enhances the view through a window, love the ways in which it softens the impact of brutal architecture, and love the ways in which it reminds us that it is nature that has always nurtured us, not our technologies. Call me a tree-hugger if you like, but in an either/ or world, I would much rather look up at a beautiful tree than the massive face of yet another property line-crowding mega house and would prefer to walk by open lawns than
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Local talent selected from B.C. Premier Soccer League Six Richmond soccer players will be wearing Team B.C. colours this summer. Jonah Pang, Liam Robinson, Duva Karunakaran, Olivia Lee, Montana Leonard and Amelia Crawford have been named to provincial teams for upcoming regional and national tournaments. The 18-player rosters were announced last week by B.C. Soccer and phase three of the Provincial Development Program will commence following this weekend’s Premier Cup Championships. The U13 and U14 squads are scheduled to participate at the Prairie Invitational in Calgary, while the U15 and U16 teams head to Quebec for the National Championships. Pang and Robinson are members of the B.C. U14 team and play for Fusion FC. Karunakaran will be suiting up for the B.C. U16 squad and also plays for Fusion. Lee (U14, Coastal FC), Leonard (U15, Surrey United) and Crawford (U16, Fusion) round out the local contingent. Players for the Provincial Development Program have been selected via the EA Sports B.C. Premier Soccer League. “We continue to be pleased with overall process of identification and assessment of the players within the program,” said Michael Findlay, Director of Soccer Development for B.C. Soccer. Over 300
players participated within the evaluation and scouting process as we move into the final phase of the 2013 Provincial Development Program. We continued the scouting process and dialogue regarding recommendations for the program and we once again have yielded an encouraging player turnover of 11 percent from Phase Two to Phase Three which followed a 36 percent turnover within Phase Two from Phase One.” It is the goal and one of the key strategic objectives of B.C. Soccer to continue the growth and provide standards for the recognized Provincial Development Program. “The Vancouver Whitecaps programming would not be as effective in the identification of players in the province if it was not for the partnership between the Whitecaps, EA Sports B.C. Soccer Premier League and B.C. Soccer’s Provincial Development Program. We remain committed to improving our process of scouting, screening and selecting the top talents from such a strong breeding ground”, stated Stuart Neely, High Performance Manager for the Vancouver Whitecaps FC the development and community partner of B.C. Soccer and the EA Sports BC Soccer Premier League.
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Christina Wong will be attempting to hold off a deep field of challengers as she shoots for her third consecutive B.C. Women’s Amateur title this week in Pitt Meadows. The Richmond golfer is fresh off wrapping up her outstanding collegiate career at San Diego State University. She once again has a busy summer of tournament play ahead as a member of the Canada’s national women’s amateur team. A year ago, Wong set a 72-hole championship scoring record with a 274 (2-under) total to hold off Port Coquitlam’s Soo-Bin Kim. This time, she will also have to be on VSA Certiﬁed Sales Professional
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Langley’s Kathy Lim. All would all love to add their name to the illustrious list of past competitors who have won the Women’s Amateur Championship. Not to be forgotten as favourites are a strong contingent of NCAA competitors including 2012 CN Canadian Women’s Open qualifier and Portland State University’s A Ram Choi of Surrey, University of Washington Huskies Jennifer Yang of Coquitlam and SooBin Kim of
Port Coquitlam, Oregon State University Beaver Anica Yoo of Port Coquitlam and San Jose State University Spartan Megan Osland of Kelowna. The list of contenders also includes Wong’s younger sister Stephanie who enjoyed another strong season with the UBC Thunderbirds. Sitting at a 6220 yards and playing as a par 74, the Pitt Meadows Golf Club will challenge strategic shot making through its tree-lined fairways and difficult greens. The tournament got underway yesterday and concludes Friday.
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Roadrunners coach down plays big tests for his 1st place team
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Richmond Roadrunners head coach Greg Rennie would love to see his team come up with big wins this week to all but nail down top spot in the B.C. Intermediate “A” Lacrosse League but the long term goal is peaking for the playoffs.
Intermediate lacrosse squad looks to avenge only loss at home tonight BY MARK BOOTH
A pair of huge tilts this week will go a long way towards determining if the Richmond Roadrunners will repeat as regular season champions in the B.C. Intermediate “A” Lacrosse League but don’t tell that to head coach Greg Rennie. The Roadrunners (10-1) will have a chance to avenge their only loss of the season tonight (8 p.m.) when the Maple Ridge Burrards (8-2) visit Minoru Arena. Richmond then heads to Victoria on Saturday afternoon to square off with the 10-2 Shamrocks. Coming off back-to-back years where the Roadrunners have enjoyed stellar runs in league play only to fizzle out at the provincials, Rennie is making sure he and his team are not getting too caught up in the moment. “I would call this a good measuring stick for us more than anything else,” he said. “Yes, it would be nice to have one of the top seeds where it won’t take too much to get to the provincials but the bottom line is we want to be playing our best stretch of lacrosse in late July, not now.” Richmond dropped a 12-10 decision to Maple Ridge back on May 31 in a terrific battle that saw the hosts come back from a 9-8 deficit after two periods. Both teams are excellent in their own end, having surrendered the least amount of goals in the league by a considerable margin. The Roadrunners cruised to a 13-7 win over Victoria on June 16 at Minoru Arena but expect a much tougher test in the provincial capital. “Maple Ridge is an excellent team and that was a great game that could have gone either way,” continued Rennie. “Victoria was missing a bunch of guys when they came over here so we knew it’s going to be a much different team we see over there.” Another good reason not put too much emphasis on results at this time of year is these Grade 11 and 12 players are focusing on final exams and graduation activities. Team captain and transition standout Brad Hoffman has a grad function at McMath tonight and won’t be available. “There is definitely a lot of things going on for these kids at this time of year,” added Rennie. “We’re very happy to be where we are right now and our best lacrosse is still ahead of us.” Tyler Vogrig continued his outstanding season with five goals and two assists against Victoria. He leads the league in scoring with 64 points in 11 games, including 39 goals. Connor Davidson had two goals and three assists, while Patrick Szabo also scored twice. Spencer Bromley added a goal and four helpers. Jayden Campbell, Wyatt Kinna and Pearson Willis had the other goals. Three days later, Richmond dumped New West Salmonbellies 12-3 thanks to outscoring the visitors 10-1 over the final two periods. Vogrig had a hat trick. Braeden Jensen, Campbell and Bromley added two each. Davidson rounded out the scoring. Chandler Bradley had three assists.
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Plenty to do at Salmon Fest
The 68th Steveston Salmon Festival is a great way to celebrate Canada’s birthday on July 1. Here is a list of activities in and around the Steveston Community Centre, 4111 Moncton Street. For more information, visit stevestoncommunitysociety.com. Schedule of events: 6:30 to 11 a.m. — Pancake Breakfast 9:30 to 10 a.m. — Kids Bicycle Parade 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. — Canada Day Parade 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Japanese Cultural Show 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Trade Show, Food Fair, Craft Fair, Community Information Tables, Art Show 11 a.m. — Salmon Barbecue ($15 a plate meals continue until it is sold out) 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Children’s Festival 12 p.m. — Opening Ceremonies 12 to 5 p.m. — Horticultiural Show 12 to 5 p.m. — Youth RockFest
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The Salmon Festival celebrated 67 years last year with another colourful parade and festivities. See the list of events to the right for this year’s complete schedule.
Community in parade organization Plenty of planning and effort goes into Steveston’s big July event
sourcing decorations and other needed “I have a fabulous carpenter who items. built some beautiful arbors. And there And when June comes, the efforts will be planter boxes for it,” Gray said. The old saying goes that “Everyone are ramped up to get all the pieces “And the thing about the garden is that loves a parade.” assembled and ready for the it will be very accessible. That’s But just ask Marcie Gray, and she’ll big day. one of its goals. So, we will tell you that parades are not only just Gray got involved after a have planters at different levels fun to watch roll by. Actually being in friend recommended her and for kids, seniors. It’s going to Scan page for be very beautiful.” them is a great experience, as well. she has never looked back, video And she should know after being making sure each July 1, the Traditionally, that means it involved with helping prepare the 25 by eight-foot trailer bed is will be bright and colourful. Steveston Community Society’s float re-designed to match the theme of that “It’s always fun picking the paint for the past six July 1st parades at the year’s Salmon Festival. colours,” Gray said. “Every year I go Steveston Salmon Festival. Last year, the float was accompainto a store and buy the paint and the “Being involved with the parade nied by a flash mob that was part of people in the store always stop me makes such a difference,” said Gray the Me to We youth theme. and ask, ‘Are you really sure you want who is tasked with leading the decora“That was something we kept under something that bright?’ But they don’t tion of the float. wraps,” Gray know I’m getting it for a float which is “It is a lot of work said. “And before usually bright and crazy. and time, squeez- “The people in the store 2010, we had an “But they usually understand right ing things in during always stop me and ask, Olympic theme. away when I tell them what it’s for.” your regular life, Then prior to The float also has the distinction but the rewards are ‘Are you really sure you that, we had a ‘go of being the first one on display along phenomenal. green’ theme.” the parade route as it snakes through want something that “Just being part This time Steveston Village and surrounding bright?’” of the community around, the float streets. and making greater will accommo“It’s the best float because it’s the — Marcie Gray connections with date a small garfirst in the parade,” Gray said. “So, if people. I feel like den to reflect the you’re on the float you get to be at the part of a big team, and that makes me theme of cultivating our past and tillvery beginning. Then you can get off love Steveston that much more.” ing our future — a link to the estabat the end and watch the rest of the Plans usually start coming together lishment of the Steveston Educational parade go by,” Gray said. in January. And each following month Garden beside the Japanese Cultural And that makes for the best of both the volunteer team spends a few hours Centre. worlds. BY PHILIP RAPHAEL
Japanese Cultural Events: The Japanese culture is rich in Steveston’s history, and the Japanese Cultural Show proudly features displays and demonstrations of a variety of traditional arts. At Kendo Hall (East Wing, Martial Arts Centre) 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Ikebana, bonsai and calligraphy dispays 12:45 to 1:15 p.m. — Tea Ceremony 1:15 to 2 p.m. — Bonsai demonstration 2 to 2:30 p.m. — Tea Ceremony 2:30 to 3 p.m. — Ikebana demonstration At Judo Hall (West Wing, Martial Arts Centre) 1 to 1:30 p.m. — Judo demonstration 1:45 to 2:15 p.m. — Iaido demonstration 2:30 to 3 p.m. — Kendo demonstration 3:15 to 3:45 p.m. — Karate deomnstration The Japanese Cultural Centre is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and features displays from the Nikkei Museum, Japanese Language School, Steveston Bhuddist Temple and artistry including paper dolls, fish boat model displays, origami and Japanese crafts.
Roads closed for fest The success and popularity of the Steveston Salmon Festival means big crowds descending on the historic fishing village and surrounding neighbourhoods. So, on July 1, to accommodate festival-goers and the annual parade route, there will be some road closures to be aware of. All parking and road regulations on that day will go into effect at 9 a.m. For the parade route the road closures include: Chatham Street, from Garry Point Park to Third Avenue; Third Avenue between Chatham and Moncton Streets; and Moncton Street from Third Avenue to Railway Avenue. An important note, during the parade, access to all streets south of Moncton Street along Bayview Street will be closed to all traffic from 9 a.m. to noon. Most of the roads around Steveston will be reopened at the conclusion of the parade — at noon, approximately — except for Moncton Street, which will remain closed to traffic between Third Avenue and Bayview Street (across from the RCMP’s community policing station) until 5 p.m. to allow a safe, vehcilefree area for those attending the Salmon Festival grounds.
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Salmon Fest MUSIC
Singer, songwriter hits Steveston en route to L.A. BY BENJAMIN YONG Special to the News
With a recent move to Los Angeles, award-winning Canadian musical artist Andrew Allen is coming home for Canada Day. The singer-songwriter, best known for his acoustic guitar ballads, said he is excited to perform for a second time at the Steveston Salmon Festival in three years. “When I came to play it the last time, it was so much fun,” said Allen, who plans to be in town for a week. “The people were super responsive and everyone seemed to have a good time. “I’m doing a show in Richmond, then I’m doing another show in Coquitlam that night. Then I’m driving back to Vernon where the rest of my band is from, and we’re spending my wife’s grandmother’s birthday with her on July 4,” he said, laughing. “And then we’re flying back to L.A. on the 5th.” Allen will be opening the main stage event at 1 p.m. and performing 11 or 12 songs from both of his albums — the self titled Andrew Allen EP and Living Room Sessions — including the single “Loving You Tonight”
Andrew Allen, who shot up the charts with his hit single Loving You Tonight, will perform at the Steveston Salmon Festival for the second time in three years. He’ll do a couple of shows in the area before returning to Los Angeles. that shot Allen to fame two years ago. He is also debuting a brand new unreleased track
called “Play With Fire” during the festival. Prior to shifting his focus entirely on
music, Allen worked as a restaurant server, worship pastor and even as a social host on a Caribbean cruise liner where he said he embraced his Canadian roots. “I didn’t really understand Canada Day until I left and worked onboard a cruise ship and realized not how patriotic I am, but how proud of our country I am. So it’s exciting to come back and be able to celebrate with other Canadians.” Allen said he draws his inspiration from life, love, and by observing and dis- Scan page for secting other people’s rela- a music video tionships. He is currently writing new material and working with producer Ryan Stewart, who has been tied to other Canadian talent such as pop-singer Carly Rae Jepsen, and hopes to start thinking about putting together another album in the fall. Although originally hailing from the Okanagan Valley, Allen actually has close ties to the village. His father owns Hot Wax Entertainment, a professional wedding and corporate DJ business located on Steveston Highway.
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rom the majestic, century-old schooner Adventuress, the world’s “greenest” tall ship, to the crowdfavourite mini-brigs with their pop gun cannons, a flotilla of classic ships is making sail for Ships to Shore Steveston on the Canada Day weekend. From Saturday, June 29 to Monday, July 1, visitors can relive the days when Richmond’s Steveston Village was a major port-of-call for fleets of sailing ships from around the world with free boarding and viewing of more than 16 unique and historic ships. This year’s Ships to Shore event will again be held in historic Steveston Village. The ships will be docked at Imperial Landing, just a few paces along the wooden boardwalk from the village centre and at the Britannia Shipyards, National Historic Site, a short walk along the picturesque Steveston boardwalk. “Steveston first welcomed tall ships
more than 125 years ago and it is always an exciting moment when they return,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “Anyone who’s ever dreamed of going to sea will want to take this opportunity to climb on board these historic and interesting vessels.” Leading the Ships to Shore fleet this year is the 41-metre (133-foot) Adventuress, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year with a continuing campaign for sustainability. A truly “green” tall ship, focused on providing environmental education opportunities for youth, the Adventuress is also committed to applying sustainable practices as she sails around the Pacific Northwest, minimizing her environmental footprint on the ocean, buying locally and championing groups promoting sustainability. Another favourite returning for Ships to Shore 2013 is the Canadian Navy’s see See page B6
The beautiful Adventuress, above and top left, and the Royal Canadian Navy’s Oriole, left, will be the star attractions at this weekend’s Ships to Shore festival in Steveston.
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Master steam tug. Visitors will also get the chance to explore some working, commercial fishing boats such as the Western Star, a heritage gillnetter and will get to climb aboard some vital, locallybased search and rescue vessels. Last, but not least, the popular mini-brigs of the Shady Isle Pirates will again entertain the crowds. Ships to Shore Steveston 2013 runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 29 and 30, and from 12:30 to 5 p.m. on July 1. Ship boarding is free, but space is limited and scheduled activities vary so check out www.richmond.ca/shipstoshore for boarding details and an event schedule. Steveston’s two national historic sites, the Britannia Shipyards and the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, will also be open throughout the Canada Day weekend. Drop by both to view great exhibits on the history of Canada’s west coast fishing industry and much more.
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Salmon Fest Plenty to do at city’s big bash BY PHILIP RAPHAEL
If you are looking to pack a whole lot of activities into your Canada Day celebrations and intend on heading to the Steveston Salmon Festival, you will not be disappointed. There’s something to do for everyone in the family during the 68th annual event at the Steveston Community Centre. Got a green thumb? Then the Horticulture Show, which has been a mainstay at the Salmon Festival since 1969, is for you. It is a professionally judged flower and garden show, which has remained popular among local garden enthusiasts of all ages (there is a special category for children) who enter their stunning roses, charming wild flowers, mouth-watering vegetables and herbs, and other plants that are rare and beautiful. The kids will be well entertained during your day out in Steveston. First off, there’s the Carnival and the return this year of Funtastic Inflatables which will take over the baseball diamond in the east field and offer inflatable fun for all ages, plus carnival games, and a concession. The Children’s Festival at Steveston Park features games, face painting, crafts, enter-
tainers, and a multitude of excitement for children of all ages. Featured Attractions include: ! Knowledge First Financial bouncy castle ! TaDa Lady with Angela Brown ! Face Painting ! Carnival Games and prizes ! Nylon Zoo - storytelling fish! ! Psanky egg making If it’s some music you want to hear from some up and coming performers, the Youth Rock Fest should be on your hit list. Just follow the sweet sounds coming from the Steveston Lacrosse Box (behind the community centre) and take in the acts which start at noon and run until 5 p.m. The talent lineup includes: 12 to 12:45 p.m. - In Too Deep 1 to 1:45 p.m. - Six and Counting 2 to 2:45p.m. - Search Party 3 to 3:45 p.m. - Oden 4 to 4:45 p.m. - No Boy The youth-run festival also features a barbecue, plenty of room to dance and a threeon-three hockey tournament. So, what could be better than great music, great food and great fun? For more information about these, and other events, at the 2013 Steveston Salmon Festival, visit stevestonsalmonfest.ca.
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The band keeps on playing Legion Community Band will strike up for 40th time at the Salmon Fest parade BY ALAN CAMPBELL
Around 9:45 a.m. on Canada Day, an unlikely band of engineers, educators, realtors and retired folk will congregate for the 40th time at the Steveston Salmon Festival. They will be limbering up their lungs, loosening their lips and making last-minute adjustments to their uniforms. They are the Richmond Legion Community Band and they’re celebrating their 40th birthday this year. No matter the weather, no matter how few makes their number, the legion band has been a fixture at the festival for the last four decades. And this year, their big “4 - 0,” the band will once again strike up as an integral part of the annual Salmon Festival Parade. “Rain or shine, we will be there,” said percussionist, Larry White, who thinks his first Canada Day parade with the band was 1984. “And there’s been some monsoons in the past, I remember them well.” For the first 30 years of their part in the parade, the band used to march the route, which back then began on
The Richmond Legion Community Band marches the streets of Holland as part of the “Welcome Back Veterans” event in 1995. No. 1 and Francis roads. However, as is the case with most Legion bands, time and old age catches up and they were forced to enlist the help of Aheer Transport, who generously offered the use of a trailer. “It’s quite strenuous work marching and playing at the same time and, for many of us, it’s just a bit too much,” said White. Next week, though, the band — formed back in the spring of 1973 by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #5 — is likely to be the biggest its been in the parade for many years. “The number does tend to fluc-
tuate all the time, due to a number of factors, such as age, personality conflicts, disagreements over music and people just moving town,” added White. “But this year, we’re up to 32 members, the highest it’s been for a while I think and they should all be there at the parade. “The band is very popular and we have eight new members this year and many of them are young; well working age, I guess.” One man — a founding member of the band, who struggles to recall see Performing page B9
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Performing: Proves to be both social, mental stimulant Continued from page B8 their first ever Salmon Festival Parade — is Ian Michie, who jokingly describes himself as “ancient” and thinks he’s about 86 years old. “I was playing the trumpet and there was about 20 of us in the band,” said Michie, a chemist at the pulp end for a forestry company at the time, and who later went on to serve as the band’s president for 10 years. “The band was the only real opportunity in Richmond at the time for me to play. “And we always practised once a week on a Monday night at the legion.” Michie had to give up playing — he played tuba in his later years — four years ago, due to his advancing years. But the band still prac-
Due to aging members, the legion band now performs on a trailer, left, at the Salmon Fest. Above, the band plays at a Remembrance Day ceremony. tises once a week, and still on a Monday night. “There’s still very much a social element to the band, as you can imagine, both after practises and after events there’s a few libations,” smiled White. “But it also keeps you sharp in the mind and is
very mentally stimulating.” Aside from the Salmon Festival Parade, the legion band performs at various civic and private functions and takes pride of place, not surprisingly, at the Cenotaph for the Remembrance Day com-
memorations. And they have their annual fundraising concert at the Gateway Theatre in November. The band has also had the honour of performing at the opening of the Arthur Laing and No. 2 Road bridges and at the
Seattle Seafair parade. In 1976, the band became incorporated under the name J.H Thompson Band Society. That incorporation was dropped in 1981. Later, it was incorporated in 1996 under the name Lulu Island Music
Society. And in 2003, the name was changed to Richmond Community Band Society, under which it still operates. If you’d like more information on the band and its activities, go to www.richmondconcertband.ca.
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Celebrating Steveston, a tradition on July 1 The annual party’s roots go back to 1944 to honour Richmond’s farming and fishing industries
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For close to seven decades the Steveston Salmon Festival has been the focus of a community celebration on a number of fronts. Since 1944, the event has honoured Richmond’s roots as a community founded on farming and fishing. Plus, it provides the opportunity to mark Canada’s birthday on July 1 as crowds line the streets to watch the long line of floats make their way through the historic fishing village and surrounding neighbourhoods. The event started out as a sports daythemed celebration on Dominion Day as a fundraiser to construct a playground at Steveston Park. In 1946, the tradition of appointing a “Salmon Queen” was started. It was a clear reflection of the town, which owed a great part of its prosperity to the numerous canneries that lined the waterfront which at one time earned the area the name “Cannery Channel.” That reputation of the town, and the Salmon Festival was enhanced in 1946 when the Dominion Day celebrations in Vancouver — the first one following the end of the Second World War — featured parade floats publicizing the Salmon Queen Carnival. The message worked, as the crowds followed from Vancouver and ended up
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The salmon bake serves up more than 1,200 pounds of wild sockeye, honouring Steveston’s fishing past and present. lining Moncton Street. The event had transcended from a sports day to a carnival. Today, the Steveston Salmon Festival draws people from all across the community and beyond for a fun-filled day that echoes the past with time-honoured traditions such as the salmon bake that serves up more than 1,200 pounds of wild sockeye, athletic demonstrations of Kendo and Judo, the reflective serenity of a Japanese Tea Ceremony, and attention to the detail of Bonsai. For more details on what is in store at the 68th Steveston Salmon Festival, visit stevestonsalmonfest.ca.
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Salmon Fest Float delivers safety message War Amps charity celebrates 95 years of service BY PHILIP RAPHAEL
The annual Steveston Salmon Festival parade brims over with colour, sights and sounds as it winds its way through the historic fishing village each July 1st. And this year is no exception, but will have the added feature of a milestone anniversary for one of the participants, which delivers an annual message to “play safe” and “drive safe.” This year, the War Amps marks its 95th year of existence. Since 1918, the nation-wide registered charitable organization founded by amputee war veterans returning home from the First World War offers assistance to all Canadian amputees, including children, to improve their quality of life, provide education on the latest in artificial limbs, and raise awareness about issues as diverse as the experiences and abilities of amputees, child safety and Canada’s military heritage. This year’s Salmon Festival float will feature some local members
of The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program. Among them will be Richmond’s Owen Greaves, 11, and eight-year-old James Kwaksistala. The colourful, animated float they will be riding on with other CHAMP members is specially designed to capture the attention of children, with ASTAR, the gold robot from Planet Danger, reminding all he can put his arm back on but they can’t. To further reinforce the message, the Champs shout out the “play safe” message to kids and the “drive safe” message to adults along the parade route. “In addition to passing on the safety message, the float this year is also a reminder that The War Amps has been part of the Canadian landscape for almost a century now and will continue to be there for these children and all amputees in Canada,” said Rob Larman, Director of PLAYSAFE/DRIVESAFE, who himself lost a leg at the age of 14 when friends dared him to jump a train. For more information visit waramps.ca.
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Village stores prepare to celebrate nation’s birth BY BENJAMIN YONG Special to the News
From patriotic apparel and accessories to Canadian-themed music, books, handmade items and even tattoos (both stick-on and of the traditional variety), Steveston is the place to soak in everything the Great White North has to offer this Canada Day. Before the big bash in the village even starts, customers begin filtering in to the SOS Children’s Village BC thrift store about a week before, said long-time manager Barbara High. “It’s mostly clothing. They’re buying shorts and T-shirts and anything that has a Canada flag on it,” said High. “We have quite a bit of old Olympic gear.” SOS is going to be featuring performances by local talent outside the store every other weekend starting on July 1, kicked off by accordion player Dan Propp. Another place people can catch live music that day is right in front of the Beatmerchant Record Store. At press time, owner Frankie Neilson said he hadn’t finalized who the acts will be, but patrons can probably expect something acoustic by musicians from around the Lower Mainland. Inside the store, Neilson expects CDs by the recently-passed Canadian country/folk icons Stompin’ Tom Connors and
Beatmerchant, Splash Toy Shop, Village Books have big plans for Canada Day Rita MacNeil to fly off the shelves. “Anyone that purchases anything on that day gets to put their hand in the goodie bag,” said Neilson. “People seem to love that. We have badges, pens, some CDs, I’ve got some posters to put in. And a few piranhas,” joked the London, England native. It’s no surprise that Canadian artists are in particularly high demand this day of the year. Luckily, Village Books & Coffee House has added a large specialty section in their new location at 130-12031 1 Ave. “We love our Canadian authors, and Canada reads featured by the CBC or Vancouver Sun,” said co-owner Angela Hill, who recommends the funny Vinyl Café series by Stuart McLean. The book store, formerly known as Gerry’s Books, is going through a bit of a re-invention following their move. Customers will soon be able to enjoy a latté while browsing for their favourite titles after the café portion of the establishment is approved by the health department. “We’re really hoping for July,” said Hill. “It’s definitely a rebirth — after 20-plus years, we were thinking things need to change.” Nothing goes better with Canadian see Celebrate page B15
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Canadian: Authors, tattoos, tunes and ties all on display Continued from page B14 authors than Canadian-made items, just some of the many things that can be found on display at the Steveston General Store. “I’m a second hand store, and a lot of our stock is either local from Richmond or local from B.C. or local in Canada,” said owner Chris Carr. The myriad of items for sale at any time is constantly changing, but depending on timing, browsers can find handmade pottery, carvings and furniture. “One of my — Angela Hill regular customers makes beautiful handmade lampshades, carry bags, recyclable bags for groceries and such, linens.” Carr said sometimes she will carry needlepoint work and embroidery, although that kind of art has fallen by the wayside and no longer fetches the price it once did. The store originally opened in 1983
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Enjoy Canada Day festivities all long weekend BY BENJAMIN YONG Special to the News
Food and drink are almost as synonymous with Canada Day as the colours red and white. And the many restaurants, bakeries and pubs of Steveston do not intend to disappoint when as many as 70,000 people descend upon the waterfront town on July 1. The Buck & Ear Bar and Grill is starting the party early with festivities running the entire long weekend, said manager Gennesse Langdon. “We’ve done a beer garden on Canada Day in previous years, but because it’s on a Monday this year, we weren’t going to risk people going away,” said Langdon, who has worked on both the pub and hotel side for nine years. “We’re spacing out the festivities. We still have a rockin’ party for people that want to come by.” On Friday, the Buck is featuring music by DJ Denise and will be open until 2 a.m.; on Saturday, North Vancouver reggae band Mostly Marley is performing; and Sunday is barbecue and blues night, starting at 7:30 p.m. with live music by the Mud Bay Blues. “On Monday, Canada Day, we have a band in at two o’clock in the afternoon called Toy Zebra. They play a lot of classic rock and newer stuff. They’re young kids, about 20-years-old and they are phenomenal. We’re open 10 a.m. until 1 a.m.” Prizes will be given out all day including Molson Canadian swag and a bright red painted adirondack chair topped with a giant maple leaf. Over at Tapenade Bistro, owner Vince Morlet says the elegant eatery has a little more fun on Canada’s birthday. “We tend to run the restaurant in a very casual fashion. We change the menu to reflect what the day is about see Bell’s Bake Shop page B18
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Bell’s Bake Shop: Opens in time for parade on Monday Continued from page B17 — family. So we focus on fish and chips, burgers, things like that,” said Morlet, adding they still add a bit of flair to the dishes. Staff wear whatever they like that day, which tends to be a lot of the country’s national colours, and there will also be an R&B Brewing Co. keg display outside.The special beer of the day will be R&B’s Bohemian Lager. “We’re casting the net a bit wider. On Canada Day, we become Vince’s Diner.” Another place in Steveston that knows all about good old fashioned family food is Dave’s Fish & Chips on Moncton Street. Celebrating their 35th anniversary on Canada Day, Bryan Scott now runs his parents’ business. “My dad (Dave) and mom opened the restaurant in 1978. I’ve been managing it since 1999,” said Scott. — Bryan Scott, On Monday, Dave’s Fish & Chips Dave’s will open for takeout at 9:30 a.m. with the dining room opening at 11 a.m., and there will be kids meals on special for $5 as well as drink specials. Scott recommends people show up early because he said the place can fill up fast. “The sidewalks are absolutely packed. Last year we had 36 seats outside that were full from open until close.” Scott is also planning a customer appreciation week
cial planned for July 1. “We’re usually closed on Mondays, but we are opening on Canada Day. We’ll have a table out in front of the shop selling cookies and other Canada Day goodies,” said Bell. Last year, the bakery’s beaver tails — a mini cinnamon sugar donut shaped like a beaver tail atop a cupcake — proved very popular. Bell, who grew up in the Seafair area, said she has a soft spot for the Salmon Festival, which she has been attending since she was a child. She even appeared in the parade with her mother and sister in previous years. The bakery will be open early in time for the parade and closed shortly after it ends, around 2 or 3 p.m., she said.
“The sidewalks are absolutely packed. Last year, we had 36 seats outside that were full from open until close.”
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Jennifer Bell, owner of Bell’s Bake Shop, holds up a tray of red velvet cupcakes. Although usually closed on Mondays, the shop will be open this Canada Day.
to commemorate their anniversary later in the summer. After lunch, people in search of dessert can head to Bell’s Bake Shop on 1st Avenue for some celebrationthemed treats. Steveston native Jennifer Bell opened the shop in 2010 and has been serving eight flavours of unique cupcakes every day, and said she will have something spe-
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Shop your colours at Bliss BY BENJAMIN YONG Special to the News
Looking for a charming shop in Steveston to visit after the Salmon Festival? Look no further than Bliss Gifts on 1st Avenue, where people might find themselves walking out with charms to remember the day’s events. The store specializing in unique gifts and fine jewellery, owned by couple Mark and Tara Ennevor, will be offering baubles from the Denmark-based Pandora line that go hand-in-hand with the festival, said manager Irina Engstrom. “The Pandora charms can go on a bracelet or be worn as a pendant on a necklace,” said Engstrom, who has been working at Bliss virtually since it opened in February 2011. “We have a charm called Splish-Splash that is a fish with a dangly tail in sterling silver. He has two little blue topaz stones as his eyes.” If you’re shopping local, metal art from Nanaimo’s Anvil Island Design will be 10 per cent off on July 1. “He (Jack Willoughby) does different nature-inspired pieces. There is a salmon on a stand for $64 that’s made out of metal,” said Engstrom. Willoughby uses primarily steel, aluminum, copper and iron in his work. The pièce de résistance — and is the perfect representation of Steveston — is the “Tree of Love,” a $280 metal wall sculpture in the shape of a Japanese maple tree.
Made by Ice-Watch, this Canada Day time piece will be 25 per cent off at Bliss Gifts for the month of July.
Richmond Fire and Rescue wish you a safe and fun summer! Boating Safety All boaters must have a valid certiﬁcate to operate a motorized pleasure craft of any size. Wear a Personal Flotation Devices One PFD for each passenger onboard and PFDs should be worn at all times at or near the water. Boat sober, boat courteously, and help other boaters in distress. For more information go to the Canadian Power Squadron website at: www.cps-ecp.ca
Safe Use of Propane and other Barbecues Other Canada Day appropriate items include the colourful fashion timepieces made by Ice-Watch, featuring a special red and white Canada Flag edition ($125), that will be 25 per cent off for the month of July; Canadian-made This is J women’s headbands that will be 40 per cent off; and soy-based travel candles, made by Ontario fragrance company Aromachology, also 40 per cent off. “There are a few different scents: clean and fresh, bold and brisk woodsy, sophisticated and sensual flora, and totally edible gourmand,” Engstrom said. Bliss will be open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Canada Day. Customers with nonPandora purchases totalling $20 or more will receive a free Aromachology candle (limit one per customer).
Portable propane or gas appliances must only be used outdoors where ample ventilation is available. Use extreme care when using portable propane for cooking and/or heating/ lighting. • Have a portable ﬁre extinguisher nearby at all times. • Never put ﬂammable liquids on a barbeque. • Remember that propane is ﬂammable, heavier than air, and may linger in lower areas for some time. • Be cautious of ignition sources around propane.
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Salmon Fest MASCOT
There’s something fishy about Sammy the Salmon BY ALAN CAMPBELL
How do you make a fish look cute? That was the challenge mascot designer Josh Wilson set himself after being asked to give the Steveston Salmon Festival’s Sammy the Salmon a makeover. “I was asked (by the festival’s organizers) to update their
mascot,” said Wilson, of JBW Mascot Design. “However, I wanted to make him much more appealing and modern. “It took me about a month on and off. But fish always take a bit longer to do because they don’t have fur and the skin needs a bit more work.” From the design phase to the finished product, Wilson built a basic body, formed the skin with fabric and then
applied the paint. “It’s one thing to lay the design out on paper, but it’s something else bringing it to life and making a fish look cute; that’s the challenging part,” added Wilson, who has, for the last 20 years, worked from his home studio on mascots such as: an eagle for Surrey Parks; Active Jack for West Richmond Community Centre and has done work for the Vancouver Canadians, the BC Lions and IKEA. The new and improved Sammy the Salmon will be out and about all day Monday at the 68th Steveston Salmon Festival and is unlikely to feature on the famous alder wood fire barbecue.
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Sammy the Salmon underwent a makeover (above) to look even cuter than before (below) for this year’s Salmon Festival.
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