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Video producers Alison Soroka and John Banovich are shooting a documentary film that showcases the brutality of domestic violence. The Honest Truth, as the film is titled, is being done with help from the Surrey Women’s Centre and a grant from Surrey City Hall. See the full story on page 3. (Photo: TED COLLEY)
n February of 2010, I was proud to introduce the first issue of an original quarterly publication called Possabilities. And I have been equally proud of every single edition since. Today, I am proud once more to announce that this innovative and heartwarming cross-disability themed publication can be found inside your Now. As you will see in the seventh issue of Possabilities, this publication is groundbreaking. It is truly one of the first newspapers to provide such a broad range of disability related information. Within its pages, we highlight a variety of resources and programs, while showcasing the abilities and lifestyles of people from our own communities. As I related to readers when Possabilities was launched, the motivation for this publication is also a personal one for me, as my sister, Tiffany, has autism and severe developmental delay.
Growing up with Tiffany in my family instilled in me a very real sense of empathy and understanding. I saw first-hand the struggles faced by people with disabilities, not to mention their families. I also learned to appreciate the drive, motivation and resourcefulness that this group of people demonstrates on a daily basis. That’s why I, along with a handful of other dedicated team members at the Now, felt that it was too important to go another day without showcasing the beautiful and inspiring “possabilities” (please note the word is spelled incorrectly for a reason) that exist in our communities. The move to include Possabilities in the Now is an exciting one for me. Please feel free to contact me directly to share your thoughts and ideas.
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SURREY – A Surrey film company is It now producing a short documentary on murder victim Maria Catroppa in an effort to help disgusts me residents who are impacted by domestic violence that we in this city find help before it’s too late. welcomed Catroppa, 69, of Surrey, was stabbed 126 times by her husband, Sebastiano Damin, 76. him into our The Honest Truth, as the film is titled, is being family. He done with help from the Surrey Women’s Centre and a grant from Surrey City Hall. slaughtered “We want people to know that there’s a her like one problem here,” said Alison Soroka, who is of the lambs producing the film with John Banovich, an award-winning director and spokesman for on his farm. Mothers Against Drunk Driving. “You can’t get more honest than this story,” Banovich said. “Here it is, in your face.” Damin stabbed Catroppa with a steak knife in the couple’s gated Monta Rosa townhouse in Fleetwood on Nov. 24, 2009 and was sentenced in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster Maria Catroppa was stabbed 126 times by her husband. on Friday to life with no parole for at least 10 years after being found guilty of second-degree murder. The documentary intends to help other Surrey HEARTBREAKING STATEMENTS “I begged mom to leave him,” she cried. “I residents avoid a fate similar to Catroppa’s. Before sentencing Damin, Justice Ian wish I could go back in time... she was murdered “I think it’s a great initiative,” Surrey Mayor Josephson heard 18 victim impact statements and mutilated by someone who should have Dianne Watts told the Now. “It touches so many.” from Catroppa’s children, grandchildren, in-laws been her comfort and support.” Catroppa’s eldest daughter, Jay Tuason, agrees. and friends. Osterman keeps her mom’s last phone “I think we’re helping – it’s helping women to “It’s clear society has lost an incredible, message on her machine and listens to it when understand it can happen, get away now.” kind, energetic, happy and giving person,” she needs to hear her voice. “I can’t delete it,” she Tuason and her sister Pina Osterman will Josephson noted. Damin, on the other hand, had sobbed. participate in the shooting of the five-minutecondemned all who were close to Catroppa to “a Catroppa’s eldest son, John, told the court he’d long film. life sentence in an emotional jail.” advised his mom she needed to work things out “Everyone grieves in their own way,” Tuason Catroppa immigrated to Canada from Italy after she told him she was “living in hell.” said. “I can’t just sit there and be a victim. I have and raised a large family by herself after her “I live with the horror every day,” he said. “I to be proactive.” first husband died in a hunting accident. She miss my mom so much. I can’t imagine how The film will be shot in July and posted on the married Damin 13 years ago, and the couple horrifying my mother’s last moments were.” city’s website and other internet sites. Soroka and moved into her townhouse after selling his farm Catroppa’s youngest son, Nick, described Banovich hope television broadcasters will also in Cloverdale. Near the end, Damin had become the gut-searing experience of driving up to his pick it up. They plan to have The Honest Truth increasingly controlling as he dreaded the mom’s townhouse and seeing police guarding translated into languages other than English. the gate, and a detective in a homicide jacket thought of her leaving him. “Probably Punjabi, maybe Cantonese, most stepping out of an unmarked car. The image, he Jay Tuason had been on the verge of likely Arabic,” Banovich said. said, is forever burned into his mind. completing her PhD in business when her mom It’s aimed at abusers as well as victims, Soroka was murdered. “I’ll have more time when I’m One of Catroppa’s seven grandchildren, noted. Amanda Osterman, said her “nana” had so much finished my PhD, mom,” she used to say. “This is an illness, and they need help. When good in her “it spilled over.” “How can I express how deeply those words you’re involved in abuse, you don’t always make “She made us feel like her day was complete haunt me?” she told the judge. Tuason told the the right decisions. court that she’s also haunted that she “missed when she saw any of us.” “You feel like you’re drowning. And nobody’s the signs, ignored the clues” in relation to how Her townhouse was a cozy sanctuary before listening, because they don’t understand it. her mom was being treated before she died. Damin turned it into a dark prison, she said. Anyone who lives outside those walls doesn’t Catroppa’s younger daughter, Pina Osterman, He’d been the only grandfather she’d ever understand abuse, nor do they want to hear revealed that Damin wouldn’t even let her mom known. about it, they want to sweep it under the carpet; close the door when she wanted to go to the “It now disgusts me that we welcomed him bathroom and “would pound on it” if she did. they want to shove it in the cupboard. into our family,” she said. “He slaughtered her “That’s why we need to educate, we need to “He stalked her in the town home and like one of the lambs on his farm.” firstname.lastname@example.org bring awareness.” watched her every move,” Osterman said.
Chadwick faces time for bilking board SURREY – The former Surrey school board associate superintendent who was caught bilking the school district of tens of thousands of dollars pleaded guilty to breach of trust in B.C. provincial court in Surrey on Friday. Robert Edwin Chadwick, 63, faces up to five years in prison for abusing his senior position to defraud the Surrey school district of tens of thousands of dollars. Crown prosecutor Stephen Cooke said Chadwick should receive a sentence of up to two years, which could be served in the community. Chadwick and wife Barbara, who was an administrative assistant with the district, resigned from their positions in 2006 after learning they were under investigation for allegedly taking money from the district’s international education leadership program.
Woman assaulted in North Delta NORTH DELTA – Delta police are hoping to locate possible witnesses to a sexual assault last week. The incident happened on Thursday at about 10:30 p.m. A woman was walking her dogs in the 11400-block of Bond Boulevard when a man came up to her from behind, grabbed her and sexually assaulted her. The man fled, and police could not track him with either a K9 team or Air 1. The suspect is described as a man possibly in his 20s, who was wearing dark clothing. Police are now hoping to talk to two women who were walking in the area at the time of the attack. It is believed they may have passed the victim before the assault. Call the tip line set up by police, at 604-946-4411. Refer to tip 11-12377.
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U.S. ambassador talks border issues in Surrey Ted Colley
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U.S. Ambassador to Canada David Jacobson talks to reporters at a cross-border symposium on U.S./Canada trade in Surrey Friday. (Photo: TED COLLEY)
SURREY – The Canada/U.S. border stretches 5,525 miles across the continent, marking the line between the two friendly nations. We are the United States’ largest trading partner, and they are ours. We share the same language and, in large measure, the same culture and economy. We need to protect ourselves from exterior threats, as do they, but we also need to keep the border open, as do they, to allow the $1 trillion annual economic exchange between us to continue and grow. Finding that balance between security and free passage was the subject of a symposium held last Friday in Surrey. Stakeholders from both sides of the border, including Premier Christy Clark and U.S. Ambassador to Canada David Jacobson, sat down together to examine the problem and find solutions. The same process is going on across the continent. Earlier this year,
Prime Minister Stephen Harper and President Barak Obama met to begin the bilateral discussions at the highest level, to set out where both countries want to be in terms of border security and the passage of goods and people between our two nations. Jacobson told the Now in a oneon-one interview following his keynote address that the task facing functionaries on both sides of the 49th Parallel is the creation of a road map that will allow us to get there. Aren’t the two goals – increased border security and freedom of movement – mutually exclusive, the Now asked. “No, they aren’t. If you are smart... you can make the border more secure and, at the same time, more efficient,” Jacobson replied. There are, he said, three kinds of people who cross the border. The first are those known to security authorities as RBGs – Really Bad Guys, terrorists, smugglers and others engaged in criminal enterprise. Legitimate travellers come in two categories, Jacobson said, those who
are pre-cleared through programs like Nexus and everyone else. Much more time is needed to process those in the last group and that’s where both security and efficiency can be improved. “You move as many of them as you can to pre-cleared status. Then border officials only have to concentrate on a much smaller pool of people.” Jacobson said both countries have to find ways to share more information more quickly, as well. Jacobson said sharing information between the two countries will not represent a threat to Canadian sovereignty as predicted by some in this country. “That’s a total non-issue. Decisions on what happens in Canada will be decided by the government elected in Canada. The U.S. government cannot force Canada into doing anything not in the best interest of Canadians.” Jacobson said the task now at hand is to develop an action plan. He likened the process to a series of journeys. “Some of those journeys will be short journeys, some will be longer.”
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Come Join Us! The City of Surrey’s Engineering Department is holding its ﬁrst annual Public Open House on June 18th from 11:00am to 3:00pm at the Engineering Operations Works Yard located at 6645 – 148th Street. The open house will feature interactive displays and information on the City’s engineering infrastructure such as drinking water, sanitary sewer system, transportation system, roads, waste management, environment and much more that makes Surrey a great place to live. People of all ages will be able to view heavy machinery such as excavators, street sweepers and alternative fuel cell vehicles. The event will also have various kids activities including a free hotdog and pop for children eight-years-old and under.
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SURREY – The Surrey school district is happy to hear Victoria is putting more money into Roots of Empathy. Premier Christy Clark announced Monday that two ministries – Children and Family Development and Education – will put up $800,000 to support the expansion of Roots of Empathy as well as the Seeds of Empathy program for the next five years. The move is part of Clark’s election promise to combat bullying in schools. Theresa Campbell, manager of the district’s Safe Schools program, lauded the funding announcement, adding that she is a fan of the empathy building initiative. “We’re hoping it will help us to resurrect, increase and expand the program into a greater number of schools,” said Campbell. “This is definitely a program I gladly endorse and support.” Roots of Empathy – which has run in more than 30 Surrey schools for about nine
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On January 1, 2011, Metro Vancouver placed a disposal ban on mattresses as they are operationally difﬁcult to handle and recyclable when properly disassembled. Mattresses disposed of as garbage cannot be compacted – consuming a large amount of landﬁll space. In addition, the springs within mattresses often become tangled in equipment causing costly repairs. Customers that bring mattresses to regional transfer stations for disposal as garbage are charged $20/unit and are limited to only four (4) mattresses per load.
While Surrey had consequently stopped collecting mattresses via the Large Item Pickup Program as a result of the Metro Vancouver imposed disposal ban, the City has developed a process to recycle old unwanted mattresses. The City of Surrey will accept mattresses and box springs via the Large Item Pickup Program at no additional cost to residents. The collected mattresses will be delivered to a mattress recycling facility where they will be segregated into different materials and shipped to remanufacturing facilities to be processed into new reusable products.
How to Arrange Collection 1. Call Emterra Environmental at 604-635-5478 2. On the day of your appointment (or the evening before), place your mattress/boxspring at your curb. Ensure that your mattress is at the curb by 7:30am. * Please note that this program is available to households that are on the City’s door-to-door waste collection program. Mattresses or box springs will count towards your annual large item pickup limit of 4 items/calendar year.
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NEW WESTMINSTER – A judge wants Surrey city council to explain to a Surrey cabbie why it has refused to renew his licence before the matter can proceed further in court. The decision, rendered June 6 by Justice Sandra Ballance, is a departure from one Justice Peter Rogers made in a recent similar case in Vancouver. In both cases, the Surrey cabbies had been denied their chauffeur’s licence because of crime-related concerns. The cases, each presenting their own particular nuances, were both heard in B.C. Supreme Court. The latest involved Surrey cabbie Mohinder Singh Johal. The court heard Surrey RCMP had mistakenly cited an impaired driving conviction as the reason for denying Johal’s licence, but the cabbie’s lawyer clarified his client had rather been found guilty of driving without due care and attention under the Motor Vehicle Act and did not have a criminal record. The RCMP then searched Johal’s records, with his consent. Ballance noted in her reasons for decision an RCMP memorandum indicating that Johal had been placed on probation for a year related to a domestic assault case in 2006 where the cabbie allegedly kicked his wife, punched her in the head and threatened to kill her with a knife. The record also indicated Johal hit a parked car in 2007 while driving his cab and was arrested for impaired
driving and refusing to provide a sample, but this was “pled down” to driving without due care and attention. Surrey RCMP’s Fraser MacRae Assistant Commissioner Fraser MacRae concluded that Johal’s chauffeur’s permit “be declined as it is not in the public interest.” Johal appealed to city council. At that hearing, Balance noted, Johal’s lawyer attacked the RCMP memorandum for containing information that was “plainly wrong.” Nevertheless, city council upheld MacRae’s decision and informed the cabbie of its decision through what Ballance referred to as a “cryptic” letter. “In my view, that the factual inaccuracies founding the initial refusal decision and those contained in the subsequent RCMP memorandum had been clarified at the appeal makes it more troubling – not less – that the result of the appeal was articulated simply as the upholding of that original decision, without further explanation,” Ballance reasoned. The RCMP’s initial refusal, she added, “was plainly founded on information that was materially incorrect.” Ballance found the court was “effectively hamstrung” by Surrey’s failing to provide “even a bare bones
explanation” why it decided to uphold the police’s recommendation not to renew Johal’s licence. “In the circumstances” she said, “I conclude that Surrey was required to provide Mr. Johal with basic reasons explaining its decision.” The June 7 issue of the Now featured the case of Surrey cab driver Nasir Ahmed, who petitioned B.C. Supreme Court, unsuccessfully, to have Surrey city council’s decision not to renew his permit overturned. In that case, the cabbie had been accused of committing multiple sexual assaults both on and off the job. Justice Peter Rogers upheld council’s denial following a hearing in Vancouver. One ground on which Ahmed appealed was that the city council, he argued, had failed to provide a reason for denying his licence. Surrey’s lawyer argued that the record of evidence presented at the hearing at city hall is “sufficient” to understand the rejection. Rogers found that Ahmed had to have known what was troubling the RCMP and council. “It is clear that the City of Surrey wishes to not have taxi drivers on its streets who attract serial allegations of sexual assault,” Rogers said, upon rendering his decision May 31. It should be noted that Ahmed had not been found guilty of sexual assault as the charges in each case were stayed either because the alleged victims hadn’t co-operated with police, couldn’t be located or didn’t attend court.
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Tough math will follow cut to HST InTheHouse Keith Baldry
oliticians are rightly doubted when it comes to tax promises, so it’s understandable why there is considerable skepticism over the B.C. Liberal government’s promise to cut the HST to 10 per cent by 2014. After all, our political landscape is littered with all kinds of broken promises over taxation. And no political party has clean hands when it comes to sticking to its positions on taxes. So why should Premier Christy Clark’s government be any different than its predecessors? After all, financial and political considerations end up shaping our tax policies, no matter who is running government. And circumstances can change so quickly that they can have an immediate impact on taxes, since that is a government’s main source of revenue. This is how we ended up with the HST, remember.
The worldwide economic recession blew a huge hole in the B.C. government’s revenues almost overnight, and so when Ottawa came calling with a $1.6-billion “incentive” to implement the HST, the Campbell government lunged at the cash. Clark’s proposed twopoint cut in the HST will cost her government about $1.6 billion in lost revenue when it is implemented in 2014. That will be somewhat offset by more than $600 million in corporate tax hikes or deferred tax reductions for small businesses. But it still works out to about a $1-billion hit, effectively wiping out a projected budget surplus in 2014. On the other side of the ledger, her government is insisting it can keep spending increases to less than two per cent a year. Oh really? In the four years before the 2008 recession, the annual spending increase in the government budget was 5.7 per cent. In the two years since then, spending increased an average of 3.5 per cent annually, but this was after all kinds of cuts to programs
and services. So to get spending down even further will presumably require more cuts (and it will also mean no wage hikes for public sector workers, including teachers). When one factors in the insatiable health-care system – which gobbles money at a rate of almost five per cent more each year – the challenge to stick to budget projections becomes even tougher. Add it all up, and it seems that a cut of one point next July seems doable but a further cut of another point in 2014 seems wishful thinking at best. NDP leader Adrian Dix is perfectly correct to be dubious about the tax cuts actually occurring. But skepticism aside, it is certainly true governments of all political stripes have
monkeyed with the sales tax over the years, so one can’t simply rule out the Clark government doing the same. In fact, if she really does follow through with that 2014 rate cut, it will mark the 12th time since the tax was introduced in 1948 that a government has changed the rate (which started out at just three per cent). So perhaps Clark will surprise the skeptics (assuming the HST survives the referendum) and follow through on her promise. Goodness knows politicians can spring surprises when it comes to taxes. The HST is a perfect example. However, in B.C. political history there is another great example of a tax surprise, and it’s one that is not just incredibly rich in irony but also parallels the introduction of the HST. Back in 1987, the Social
Credit government brought in the property transfer tax, which adds almost $10,000 to a house that costs a little more than $525,000 (a tax hit, by the way, that dwarfs the financial impact most people will experience with the HST). The tax has become lucrative to governments – it provides more than $800 million a year – but is hurtful to homebuyers, and makes already expensive homes even costlier. Here’s the parallel to the HST: the tax was introduced
Keith Baldrey is chief political correspondent for Global BC Keith.Baldrey@globalnews.ca
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No magic, hidden cure for cancer PainfulTruth Matthew Claxton
ne of my readers called to yell at me the other day. The caller didn’t give his name, but he had apparently seen my recent column in the Langley Advance about the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. I wrote about how I’m hopeful we can actually cure cancer within my lifetime. My caller was convinced, absolutely certain, that cancer has already been cured. That these cures are, in fact, being concealed by doctors, politicians and the pharmaceutical industry. Sadly, this belief is not uncommon. There are tens of thousands of people in Canada who believe, in whole or in part, that science-based medicine is wrong. For people who have seen a relative suffer
from a serious or fatal cancer, or who have been through surgery, chemotherapy and radiation themselves, this is understandable. We are still at the dawn of effective cancer treatments. Radiation therapy dates to the turn of the last century. Chemotherapy dates to just after the Second World War. Better (but not perfect) are targeted therapies, which attack cancer cells on a molecular level. Those treatments only emerged from the labs in the late 1980s, and were not common until a few years ago. The fact that these treatments have harmful side effects is well known among doctors and nurses who work with cancer patients. They don’t like it, they want real cures, cures that come without damaged immune systems, without scars and vomiting and hair loss. To think otherwise is absurd. But there is a surprisingly large industry dedicated to the idea that doctors and nurses, researchers and bureaucrats, are evil enough to know about secret, magical cures, and to withhold
them from the public. Probably the most public example of such thinking is convicted fraud artist Kevin Trudeau, who peddled his book Natural Cures “They” Don’t Want You To Know About through infomercials. Trudeau got millions to buy his books which contained either directions to go to his website (where you paid more money) or the kind of mumbo jumbo (White clothing makes you healthier! Calcium pills make cancer go bye-bye!) that a nine-year-old could see through. There are dozens of lower-level examples, including a man in my home town who has spent years selling ozone machines, again claiming that ozone can cure cancer. Always, in their pitches, they talk about Big Pharma, or a mysterious cabal that is profiting from pain, suffering and death. Who are the “they” who are keeping us sick and dying, according to the conspiratorial view? There are, according to the Canadian Oncology Societies, about 330 medical oncologists in this country working with
cancer patients. Add to that hundreds of specialized surgeons, about 1,500 oncology nurses, more than 1,000 GPs who deal with cancer, another 1,000-plus oncology pharmacists and 500 haematologists. Just in Canada, there are thousands of people who might be expected to know that about these mythical treatments – but who keep them secret. It implies that there are tens of thousands of people who are either immoral monsters, or dupes. It’s not plausible, and it’s not true. If you get sick, and you want to clutch a crystal or chant or have your aura meddled with, go ahead. It’s your body and it’s your money and it’s your right to do whatever you please with both. But please, please go to a real doctor as well. Science-based medicine is far from perfect. But it’s the only way we’ll get to a real cure. Matthew Claxton is a reporter and columnist for the Langley Advance.
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Valedictorian’s vision for a career is helping others with sight At Douglas College, South Surrey’s Lindsay Terry has graduated as valedictorian with a Diploma in Advanced Opticianry, Contact Lenses, and Refraction Technologies. “I knew I wanted a career where every Lindsay Terry day I would go home feeling like I made a positive impact on someone else’s life,” Terry says. “Helping people gain better vision is very rewarding.” A passion for eye care and a willingness to push herself beyond her comfort zone have
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“The Myth of the Teen Brain: Finding the Inner Adult in Every Teen” is the title of a special educational event in Surrey this fall.
Award-winning American psychologist Dr. Robert Epstein, the former editor of Psychology Today magazine, is a guest speaker at the event, Oct. 22 at Chandos Pattison Auditorium, in the Fraser Heights area of Surrey. Admission is $50 at the event, hosted by Pacific Institute of Family Education, online at www.pife.ca.
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Careers in the financial services industry (banking) are discussed during a Saturday, June 18 event hosted by the Surrey-based S.U.C.C.E.S.S. organization, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Guildford branch of Surrey Public Library. Call 604-588-6869 for info.
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“Frustrated Contractor ‘Giving Away’ $4946.00 Furnaces for $1181 with Off-Season Central Air ...” (“This is the Hottest AND Coolest Deal of the Century” ... especially if your furnace is over 8 years old) Dear Friend I’m about to make you a deal that’s hard to refuse if you’ve got an “older” (and probably less than optimally efﬁcient) furnace. I’ll replace your old furnace AND heat pump as a “package deal” for at least $3136.00 less than you would pay any other time of the year. Sound too good to be true? It’s not and here’s why. I’m making you what sounds like an unbelievable offer because it actually makes good sense for my business. And you come out a winner, as well! You see, I know from experience that in my slowest months I actually end up losing money ... then I have to spend the rest of the year trying to make up for it. Right now, I have no reason to believe 2011 will be any different.
with the manufacturer, and then committing to buying 56 systems outright, I got BOTH the furnace AND the heat pump at a price that would have made Sam Walton proud. This means when you buy one of these 56 new, premium-quality heat pumps I will “give” you the furnace and ask you to pay only the $1181 in labor it costs to install your furnace. Pick up your phone right now Simply call me at 946-1000 at anytime so I can come out and measure your home (to see if I’ve got the proper size unit). Remember ... I’ve got only 56 matched systems in 3 sizes so you’ll want to let me know VERY SOON that you’re interested. When these 56 systems are gone, they’re gone, and this offer is null and void. Call me right now so we can get the ball rolling!
That’s why I’ve decided to give up trying to make a proﬁt during these months and minimize my losses ... so I can come out ahead the rest of the year.
As part of the deal, I’ll show you how much the heat pump costs ... how much the furnace WOULD have cost ... and your savings when you buy your new heat pump and furnace as part of this special offer. The price I show you will include all installation materials and labor. There’s no ﬁne print, nothing left out.
So here’s how I can make the incredible offer at the top of this letter.
Earlier I said that making you this amazing offer is also good business for me
Every year the biggie furnace manufacturers guesstimate how many furnaces to produce. Since there’s no way of knowing what the weather will be like and other factors that affect sales, these guys always have leftover inventory they have to hold onto until the next heating season.
The way I look at it, by letting YOU win big now, I’ll win at the end of the year. And I won’t have to “make up” for the lost sales during my slowest months.
I saw a great business opportunity in this and went to one of these biggie companies (they won’t allow me to use their name in this letter) and contracted for the purchase of 56 of these furnaces that were going to just be sitting around. Plus, I bought 56 heat pumps all in the 3 most popular sizes used in Lower Mainland homes. Because of the number I bought and the time of year I purchased them, I got an unbelievable deal ... rock-bottom prices. Don’t get me wrong - these are brand-new, top quality, 2011 models. Not “seconds.” Not “blems.” Not builder-grade. These are premium furnaces and heat pumps fresh from a name-brand factory with a full factory warranty. How to Get Your Name Brand Furnace for Virtually Nothing By putting together this furnace-plus-heat pump package (I call it the “Hottest AND Coolest Deal of the Century”), going through some heavy negotiations
I ﬁgure if I make you an absolutely irresistible offer .. if your furnace is pushing 8 years or more ... and if I barely mark up the price I paid, I’ll accomplish 2 major objectives that will allow me to reduce my losses the rest of the year. I’ll be able to ... • Pay my overhead (rent, utilities, insurance and taxes) during the slow period • Keep my service & installation technicians busy enough to pay them to work instead of sit at home. As you can see, when you take me up on my “Hottest AND Coolest Deal of the Century,” EVERYONE IS A WINNER! And by the way, there’s no obligation when you have me come out to measure your house and explain the installation If you decide you don’t want to take advantage of this incredible deal (although I can’t imagine why you wouldn’t want to save this kind of money), it’s no problem. You’re not obligated in any way. In fact, just for taking time to read this letter and having me out to survey your house ... I’ll give you a Very Special Free Gift Coupon ($50 value). Why? Even if we don’t do
business together now, I want you to remember us in the future. If you’re thinking a new furnace (& heat pump) isn’t in your budget - don’t worry! You don’t have to pay me right now Because I’ve tried to think of every reason possible why you WOULDN’T take me up on this spectacular offer, I’ve even made arrangements for a super bank rate ﬁnancing plan. And I’m not “marking up” the interest rate like so many other companies do. While I can’t promise you this, it’s possible that with this ﬁnancing plan your monthly investments in a new system could be more than paid for by the savings you see on your monthly utility bills. My Disappointment-Proof Guarantee Talking about lower utility bills, I’m so sure you’ll see at least a 25% cut in your heating and cooling bills (in reality, it may be more like 35%+), if you don’t I’ll pay you twice the difference for 2 years. Not only are you getting a new, ﬁrst-quality furance virtually free, plus a ﬁrst-quality heat pump at a great price, I guarantee you’ll lower your heating and cooling bills by at least 25% or I’ll pay you double your savings for 2 years. (This alone should convince you that these systems are some of the very best quality and most efﬁcient available). But you’ve got to act fast ... call me at 946-1000 right now! This offer ends June 24th no matter what Don’t wait to call me. Here’s why. I have only 18 of each of the 3 sizes. When all of the air conditioners are sold and all the furnaces “given away” in a certain size, the “Hottest AND Coolest Deal of the Century” is over. And if I still have any of the 56 systems left on June 24th, this offer still ends. The reason is that my business only slows down for a short time. Since these furnaces cost me so little, if I’ve got any left, I’ll sell them next winter at last year’s prices and still come out ahead. So call me right now at 946-1000 Thanking you in advance, Scott Campbell Owner P.S. Remember, there’s no obligation and - even if you change your mind once I measure your house and give you the estimate - you still get that Free Gift Coupon worth $50.
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Local realtor Chris Shields is among those who will drop their drawers to “uncover the cure” for below-the-waist cancers, including prostate, ovarian and colorectal. He’s participating in the annual Underwear Affair, a 10K run hosted by B.C. Cancer Foundation on July 9. Shields’ goal is to raise $10,000 for the cause through pledges and fundraising events, including his educational “homebuyers’ boot camp” June 16 at Langley Events Centre. Admission fees to the evening event are donated to the cancer foundation, and donations of $20 or more qualify attendees for a tax receipt. For event info, see www.homebuyersbootcamp.ca. Shields said he’s involved in Underwear Affair as a way to honour John Armeneau, a realtor in the Fraser Valley who died of colon cancer. “He was an outstanding and highly respected realtor who did everything he could to help develop the profession,” says Shields, who works with the Sutton real estate company.
At this boot camp event, Shields will demonstrate a new “app” for iPads and iPhones that generates a map showing all the homes in a given neighbourhood that match a buyer’s search criteria.
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Kids in Delta are encouraged to grow gardens for great prizes. Mayor Lois Jackson sponsors the third annual Children’s Garden Contest, for kids age five to 16 who live in the municipality. “Whether you grow a balcony garden, container, garden, patio garden, butterfly garden or vegetable garden on a small urban lot, all gardens are eligible,” says the contest advisory. “Just grow a garden this summer and send a date-stamped photo along to show how it looks between Aug. 1 and Sept. 12. The mayor will look at all of the pictures sent in and pick the top three gardens from each category.” For more contest details, visit www.corp. delta.bc.ca/gardencontest or call 604-9464141.
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With summer around the corner, parents are looking to keep their kids busy during the warm months — and that usually means a camp, or camps, of some kind. Myriad options exist in Surrey and neighbouring areas. ❚ In North Delta, a fourth annual Rock Band Camp happens at R&R Music Centre from July 11-15, with daily sessions from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Scott Road store. Budding musicians (age 11-17) are invited to learn more about what it really takes to be in a rock band, with big camp-ending concert set for Friday, July 15. The camp fee is $395. For details, call 604-591-8525. ❚ “Heritage Summer Daycamps” are happening at Surrey Museum, with several of the sessions related to the facility’s current Stellar Space exhibit. Camp themes include “Space Exploration,” “Blast
Into Space” and “Tech Time,” with multi-day sessions in July and August — all aimed at kids under 10 years of age. For info, call 604-592-6956 or visit www.surrey. ca/heritage. ❚ In South Surrey, the riverside Historic Stewart Farm hosts “Fun at the Farm” camps. Event organizers encourage kids age seven to 11 to “spend a summer day on the farm doing things the old-fashioned way. Have a party, go on a nature walk, be a river pirate, farm and more — there’s a different theme every day.” For details, dial 604-592-6956. ❚ Looking for a summer camp that increases your child’s math, science and social skills? Get them unplugged and into nature. So say people with Burns Bog Conservation Society, which is staging Adventure Day Camps in the Delta bog from July 4 to Aug. 26, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Campers learn about our environment through exploration, workshops, games,
Church are billed as “an exciting week of crafts, games, stories and more,” at 14853 60th Ave.), from July 11-15, 9 a.m. to noon. Children age three to 12 are invited to attend — $25 per child with a $60 family max. Financial assistance is available. Call 605-599-6803 or 778-593-1043 for details. ❚ Ellie King’s Royal Canadian Theatre Company is staging Summer Acting Camps during the first two weeks of July at Newton Cultural Centre (on 72nd Avenue just west of King George Boulevard). Fee is $350 per student, with instruction by experienced, working, professional actors. See www.rctheatreco.com or call 604-629-8744. ❚ Art-related summer day camps are on the calendar at Surrey Arts Centre, for kids age six to 17. “Art Adventures,”“Clay Days,” Create with the Masters, and “Watercolour Camp with Faith Love-Robertson” are titles of the some of the camps. For details, dial 604-501-5100 or see www.surrey.ca/register.
Adventure Day Camps are planned by Burns Bog Conservation Society. crafts, experiments and wilderness survival training.” During the “Creepy Crawlies” theme week, kids go on scavenger hunts for all things slimy. Special guest workshops include live birds of prey. Register by calling 604-572-0373. ❚ “Savour Each Word” is the theme of Summer Reading Club activities at Delta libraries,
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Canadian Cancer Society seeks volunteer treasurer: “Are you interested, experienced or trained in bookkeeping? Does your schedule have the flexibility to include four hours of volunteer work per week? Would you consider volunteering your time as treasurer for the Surrey unit of the Canadian Cancer Society?” Training is provided; call Inge at 604-533-1668, ext. 326, or email at email@example.com. Lulu Beans Coffee Shoppe & Children’s Consignment Boutique seeks children’s consignment items and volunteers. “We are operated by Heart Family Support Services Society, which provides support and advocacy for foster families.” Shop located at #102-19398 68th Ave., Surrey. Contact: 778-278-1031, www. lulubeans.org or check out our Facebook page. Surrey Memorial Hospital needs volunteers in a wide variety of areas. For details or to apply, call 604588-3381 or email volunteer.smh@ fraserhealth.ca. Surrey Search & Rescue seeks new members. If you live and or work in the Lower Mainland and can make a commitment of time to the team, you are invited to apply. Email
Rhythm Friends invite people to join in on informal drum circle held every Monday at 2:30 p.m. at White Rock Community Centre, 15154 Russell Ave. “Bring your drum or percussion instrument or borrow one of ours. Rhythm-wise, anything goes. We may start evening sessions if there is sufficient interest.” HappyTime Square Dance Club: Lessons and musical fun for singles, couples, youth, seniors and families, Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Walnut Road Elementary, 16152 82nd Ave., Surrey, with caller/ teacher Tyler Wagner. Call Wendy Krueger for info or to register, 778878-4244. Surrey Square Wheelers Square Dance Club hosts events at Port Kells community hall, 18918 88th Ave. Men wanted for females who don’t have partners to dance. Call 604-513-9901 or 604-594-6415.
CLUBS/GROUPS South Surrey Soul Sisters: Group hosts monthly meeting on the third Thursday of every month at 2 p.m. at Whitecliff Retirement Residence, 15501 16th Ave, Surrey. “We are working under the auspices of the Stephen Lewis Foundation to support
the African grandmothers who are raising an estimated 14 million orphaned children. Please come and join us; all welcome. You do not have to be a grandmother!” Info: email firstname.lastname@example.org. North Delta Newcomers & Friends: Club welcoming ladies who are new to the area and/or those interested in meeting new friends. Monthly dinner meetings and more. If you would like more information about the club and its activities, call Kathy at 604-583-3691 or Pam at 604-597-7974. Surrey Aglow: “Women meeting with Women” meets every seond Thursday, info at www.aglow.org, email email@example.com. Surrey Trekkers Volkssport Club offers walks mid-week and weekends for adults of all ages, for fun, fitness and friendship. Info: Call Anne at 604-525-2151 or click on www.surreytrekkers.com.
PROGRAMS Whalley Employment Resource Centre: Operated by Options Community Services, at #105– 13655 104th Ave. Offering free employment services and resources, employment counselling, career planning, education/training, resource room providing Internet access, faxing, photocopying and job search. Info: 604-584-0003, www. whalleyemploymentresourcecentre. com.
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The sun was shining but local ball players were in a foul mood as Surrey and North Delta teams combined to post a miserable two wins and eight losses in weekend B.C. Premier Baseball League action. The lone bright spot on the local basepaths was in Whalley where the Fraser Valley Chiefs split a pair of doubleheaders. The Chiefs beat the visiting Parksville Royals 8-0 and 7-6 on Saturday only to come up empty in a pair of games Sunday in Victoria where they lost 7-0 and 11-3 to the host Mariners. “It’s two steps forward, one step back I guess,” said Chiefs coach Ernie Hawkins. “We’re still having problems with inconsistency and that comes from not having a steady lineup. It seems like we have guys who are hurt or have other
commitments every week. We’re playing guys where they don’t normally play and that affects the results. Looking back to the start of the year, I haven’t used the same infield two games in a row.” Saturday was a good day for the Chiefs, thanks to a sweep of the visiting Royals. Caleb Lefebvre pitched a complete game shutout in the opener, fanning a dozen Royals while walking just one. At the plate, Jordan McComb and Dylan Rehmke each belted a triple while Declan Murphy and Jovan Ewusie chipped in with doubles. The Chiefs worked overtime in the second game, as they needed extra innings to subdue the Royals. In bottom of the 11th, McComb walked and then advanced to second on a bunt by Ewusie. A passed ball sent McComb to third and he scored the winning run on a single from Brody Hawkins. In Victoria Sunday, the Chiefs mustered
just three hits in the shutout loss in the opener. Game 2 wasn’t much better as the Mariners punched in four runs in the first two innings and then put the game out of reach with a five-run outburst in the sixth. The North Delta Blue Jays had a day to forget Saturday when the Langley Blaze burned them for a pair of lopsided wins. North Delta’s problems started before the team even met at the park as scheduled starter Jeff Bouchard was out of action after injuring his thumb horsing around with a volleyball in the gym at school. The Jays backup plan evaporated when emergency starter Jordan Callow became physically ill in the middle of the first inning and had to leave. The results were predictable against the powerhouse Blaze as Langley hammered North Delta 13-2 in the first game and 8-1 in the second.
While the Jays are trying to put Saturday behind them, the White Rock Tritons are trying to forget the entire weekend after losing a pair of doubleheaders. On Saturday the Tritons hosted the North Shore Twins at South Surrey Athletic Park where they came away empty-handed from a two-game set. In Game 1, the Twins bolted out to a 6-0 third inning lead and cruised to a 9-5 win. Game 2 was much closer until North Shore broke open a 2-1 game with five runs in the sixth inning and won 7-2. Sunday saw the Tritons play a twin bill with the Cardinals in Abbotsford. The first game was a defensive marathon until the Cards scored in the bottom of the eighth to secure a 2-1 win. Game 2 was just as dramatic as the teams once again battled into the eighth inning before Abby pushed across the winning run for a narrow 4-3 victory.
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Tale of the tape Participants celebrate after completing a race during a track meet for special needs elementary students held at South Surrey Athletic Park. (Photo: KEVIN HILL)
Gymnasts secure Games berths Two Surrey Gymnastics Society gymnasts used the final meet of the season to secure positions on the B.C. team that will compete in the upcoming Western Canada Summer Games in August in Kamloops. Competing in the Team B.C. Trials June 5 in Kelowna, Sullivan Heights Secondary student Malcolm Herbert punched his ticket to Kamloops with an outstanding performance in the boys’ national youth category. Herbert, 15, captured the all-around title after winning gold for the rings and vault, silver for the parallel bars and bronze for the floor exercises and high bar. Teammate Khalil Dhanji, a 14-yearold Johnson Heights Secondary student, finished eighth in the all-around
rankings. He will be a second alternate for the Western Canada competition. On the girls’ side, 14-year-old Sofia Savkovic placed third in the all-around standings for provincial 5 novice gymnasts. Savkovic won gold for the bars and was fifth on the floor to join Herbert on the B.C. team in Kamloops. In non-qualifying competition, 13year-old Emily Carroll took first in the all-around standings for the provincial 3 novice category. Teammate Marina Szabo, 12, won gold for the bars and silver for the floor to wind up fourth overall, three spots ahead of another SGS entry, 12-year-old Clarissa Rempel. Nicaela Little, 12, was sixth overall in the provincial 2 novice category while
Lily Rio, 11, fifth in the all-around rankings for provincial 2 tyro. Canadian Championships A week earlier, SGS sent four members to the Canadian Championships in Charlottetown, P.E.I. Surrey’s best result came in the high performance tyro category where Gordie Kordas, 16, finished fifth in the all-around standings. In the national youth category, Herbert claimed bronze on the vault and finished seventh in the all-around ratings. In the same category, Dhanji placed 36th overall. In high performance argo, Nicolas Apostol, 12, placed 13th on parallel bars and 15th on the floor.
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If you feel you have to be watching every minute of the upcoming US Open at Congressional in Bethesda, Maryland we should see a run of all things breakfast at our local stores before the start on Thursday. Coverage begins at 7 am Pacific Daylight Time and you should catch a few of the Canadians, which sad to say, are not playing in the same group. It would have been a natural to put them all together. Here’s the story on our Canadians — approximate times are Pacific. Adam Hadwin for Abbotsford is going off at 6:01 a.m. Jon Mills at 11:30 a.m. Wes Heffernan is among the final groups going off at hole 10 at 11:54 a.m. Some of the other groups: No 1, 2 and 3 in the world are all playing together; Luke Donald, Lee Westwood and Martin Kaymer will tee it up at 5:06 a.m. our time. Others include the best of Italy; the two Molinari brothers and the 18-year-old sensation Matteo Manassero at 10:35 a.m. I like this threesome: Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson at 10:35 staring on hole 10. What about the course? It is the Congressional Country Club’s Blue Course in Bethesda and if you remember the course from the open in 1997 they have added 300 yards and in a word it’s long: 7,574 yards long and that’s the second-longest for the Open. Torrey Pines was the longest at 7,643 yards And finally, Steve Williams (Tiger Woods’ longtime caddy) has taken on Australian Adam Scott for the US Open with Tiger’s pull out due to injuries. There has been a lot said about Steve’s complicity in Tiger’s affairs, which he has denied from the start. Tiger is not the sharing type and I wonder is this is opening the door for a change in caddies. Both say not. *********************************************** Harrison Frazar is about to turn 40. In 355 PGA tournaments he failed to win. With his nerves jangling and with victory in sight all he had to do at the St. Jude Classic in Memphis on Sunday was par home on 18. He pulled the shot into the water and found himself in playoff with Robert Karlsson of Sweden. As fate would have it, Frazar won, which took a very big monkey off his back and put a million bucks in his pocket. He is another journeyman who has been out struggling for a long time and had been thinking of packing it in of late — he will certainly delay that decision. He also has qualified for the US Open, so Frazar is enjoying the best two weeks of his golfing life. Canadians were right in it. Stephen Ames had his second top-10 showing of the year, finishing in eighth spot, with David Hearn dropping down to 47th. Graham de Laet, who is returning from back surgery, did not make the cut. *********************************************** At the second Canadian stop on the Canadian Tour, a Canadian stood on top of the podium. Roger Sloan of Merritt, just down the road from the Rivershore Golf Course in Kamloops where the Western Championships were played, collected first money. In fact three Canadians were there for a one, two, three finish. Stuart Anderson of Sooke and Scott Hawley from Ottawa rounded out the podium. Nick Taylor of Abbotsford, who is fast improving since he turned pro, finished tied for fourth. Enjoy the golf. Phil You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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6BDRM/4BTH 4737 VICTORY ST Heritage Home in Burnaby’s most desired neighbourhood, fully renovated with granite counters and s/s appliances, 1800 sqft lower level suite offers excellent revenue potential, walk to Metrotown, Central Park, Crystal Mall, Sky Train, and Schools GO TO randyrinaldo.com for more pictures, Videos, site map $1,188,000 Call: (604) 781-4995 Land Mark Burnaby Home
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3BDRM/3.5BTH 3121 Sunnyhurst Road OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, JUNE 12 - 2p - 4p 3-year-old, 1,965 sq. ft. townhome in Lynn Valley. Open floor plan. $765,000 Call: (604) 982-9097
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4BDRM/3BTH Becher Bay Road, East Sooke, B.C. Your own piece of paradise! Wonderful immaculate family home on 1.6 sunny & private acres with incredible water views. Surrounded by amazing gardens with countless perennials, raised veggie beds & a drip water system. Call today for more details! $599,000 Call: (250) 744-0619 firstname.lastname@example.org
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HARRISON: LARGE fenced lot, landscaped with 38’ park model in gated park. Lots of park activities. $65,000 turn key. 604-819-8888 TIMESHARE CANCEL Cancel Your Timeshare Contract Now!!! 100% Money Back Guarantee. Stop Mortgage & Maintenance Payment Today. 1-888-816-7128, X-6868 or 702-527-6868.
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Large 2 & 3 bdrm apts In-Suite Washer & Dryer 3 floor levels inside suite Wood burning Fireplace Private roof patio on some Shopping within walking distance Near park, pool, playground Party room, tennis court On site security, Sorry no pets Office 7121 -133 B St. Surrey
1 BR in Surrey, elev, nr transit, shopping onsite, no pets, from $670, incentives. 604-589-7040
JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq
Close to Lougheed Mall, all Transportation Connections, Schools & S.F.U.
office: 604- 939-8905 cell: 604- 916-0261
KING ALBERT COURT 1300 King Albert, Coq Close to Transportation, Schools & S.F.U.
office: 604-937-7343 cell: 778-829-3567 LANGLEY CITY
Spacious Bach, 1 BR, 2 BR & 3 BR Apts. Rent incls heat & h/w. Resident Mgr.
www.cycloneholdings.ca 104AVE/148, 1 BR, 2 flr corner, heat & hot water, $675. Av Now. 604-575-9291 or 604-764-9307 2 YR old, 1 BR Apt, 2nd flr, in ste w/d, walking to Gateway Stn, SFU Campus & Central City. N/s, N/p, immed. $800/mo. 604-649-1235
8507 120th St, N.Delta $200 Move in Allowance 1 BR fr $625. 2 BR fr $725. 3 BR from $825. Incls heat, h/w & cble. Some stes with mnt views. For more info or to view CALL 604 594-5211 Baywest Mgmt. Corp.
545 Rochester Ave, Coq
Close to Lougheed Mall, S.F.U. & Transportation. office: 604- 936-3907
401 Westview St, Coq Large Units. Near Lougheed Mall. Transportation & S.F.U.
office: 604- 939-2136 cell: 604- 805-9490
ARBOUR GREENE 552 Dansey Ave, Coq
Extra Large 2 Bedrooms. Close to Lougheed Mall & S.F.U.
office: 604- 939-4903 cell: 778- 229-1358
SKYLINE TOWERS 102-120 Agnes St, N.West
Hi-Rise Apartment with River View & Indoor Pool. 1 BR & 2 BR Available. Rent includes heat & hot water. Remodelled Building and Common area. Gated undergrd parking available. References required.
CALL 604 525-2122 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES
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22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge Large units. Close to Golden Ears Bridge. Great view of River
office: 604- 463-0857 cell: 604- 375-1768
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Spruce Housing Co-Op We are a family, singles & senior oriented Co-op located in North Surrey near buses, skytrain and schools. Easy access to shopping, recreation centres, libraries and senior centres. Our Children have a playground and our Children’s Comm. hold regular get togethers at our community hall and play areas. Adults enjoy BBQs, socials and friendly get togethers in a beautiful garden setting. We have 1 & 2 bdrm appt. from $595 $737/mo. 2,3 & 4 bdrm t/houses from $770 - $1013/mo. The share purchase prices are $1500 & $2000. We regret at this time there are no subsidies available. Pick up an application at 9282 121 St. Surrey or call 604-581-6070 for more info. VALLEY VILLAGE CO-OP 2 BR Townhouse. Share purchase Req. Please send SASE to Valley Village Co-op at 7122 138th Street, Surrey, BC, V3W 7V7 or call 604-597-8574 www.canconet.com
Duplexes - Rent
BOLIVAR HTS. 1 BR, fridge/ stove, laundry, big yard. $600/mo + util. Call 604-944-2600, eves.
SRY, Bolivar Hts. Spacious 4 BR ½ duplex. 4 appliances, big yard. Near Skytrain. No dogs. $975/mo + utils. Call eves., 604-944-2600
Houses - Rent
At Last! Own your own Home! RENT TO OWN! Stop Renting! Poor Credit Okay! Call Karyn 604-857-3597 BROOKSIDE 85/141 2700sf, 2 lv, 4 BR & den, lam flr, ss appls, 3 ba, dbl garg. $2000. 604-590-0402
Fleetwood, Acerage. Upper Very Clean 3 BR, 5 appls. NS/NP. Refs. Lease Req. $1300. 604-240-9965 or 604-816-1412 GUILDFORD 4 BR Upper, all appls, 1 bath. $1250 + utls. N/P. 604-807-7390 or 604-581-9797
CALYPSO COURT 1030 - 5th Ave, New West Near Transportation & Douglas College. Well Managed Building.
office: 604- 524-8174 cell: 604- 813-8789
SKYLINE APARTMENTS 1 BR & 2 BR. Cable incl’d. U/grd prkg. N/p. Resident Mgr.
Call 604-536-8499 www.cycloneholdings.ca
CEDAR COURT & CEDAR LODGE
Clean 1 BR & 2 BR Apts. Mature oriented building near Guildford Mall. Rent incl cable, heat, hot water. Prkg available. N/P. Resident Managers. 604-584-5233 or 604-588-8850 www.cycloneholdings.ca
COTTONWOOD PLAZA 555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq
Large units some with 2nd bathroom or den. On bus routes, close to S.F.U. & Lougheed Mall.
office: 604- 936-1225 Guildford Mall/Public Library
Crime Free Multi-Housing Certified Spac Stes, very competitive prices. Extra large 1 & 2 BDRM ste’s, lots of storage. Heat/hot water included. Access to Vancouver via freeway, 1 bus to Skytrain. Clean, quiet buildings. No pets. Outdoor Pool!
Sry Large 1 BR & 2 BR apt newly renod,104/140 balcony, storage, nr bus, pkng, n/s, n/p, Refs. Av immed. 778-558-0046 SURREY BACHELOR apt 65/135, $525, quiet complex, no pets, 604-596-1099. SUSSEX PLACE APTS
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Clean & affordable. Bach, 1 BR & 2 BR. Near seniors’ centre. Rents incls heat, h/w & cable.
Quiet Family Complex 14880-108th Avenue 2 br 920sf fr $720; 3 br 1,115sf fr $920. Inc heat, n/p, 1 bus to skytrain, security, all amens. 604-582-1557 www.brookmeregardens.com
QUALITY RENTAL PROPERTY SERVICES FOR LANDLORDS/ TENANTS www.hughmckinnon.com 604-541-5244
SRY: City Point. VIEW Executive 1 BR, all appls, sec prkg. Games room, lounge, BBQ area. NS/NP. Avail July 1. Refs req’d. $975 negotiable. Lease. 604-727-1713
White Rock, FIR HAUS Apts. Adult oriented building. Perfect for Seniors. In the ♥heart of White Rock. Swimming pool. Beautifully reno’d, spac 1 BR ste available now. $800 includes heat/hot water, storage. Close to shops. To view call • 778-908-3714
LANGLEY, 200 & 80, large 3 BR home on acre, $2500/mo, avail now. Call 604-834-3289
Cloverdale**View**3BDRM/ 1BTH 18087-58a Rancher.Available Immed.Clean.Close to school & trans. Pets OK $1,550 Monthly Call: (604) 970-4279
CITY LIVING IN a Westcoast style! Beautiful rentals available now in Wesbrook Village at UBC. Studios, 2-bedrooms and Townhouses. Call 604-228-2025 today, or email DiscoverWesbrook@ubcproperties.com. www.DiscoverWesbrook.ca/bcy
SRY, SOUTH. 820 sf office space on second floor, for rent. Excellent location! Near the border on 176th St. $800/mo + utils + HST. Available immed. Semi-truck parking available. 604-538-3222
FLEETWOOD. 2 BR, f/bath. NS/ NP. $700 incl hydro/cbl. 604-808-5327 or 604-591-5373
FLEETWOOD, SRY 92/148A. Lrg bright 2BR g/lvl, $750 incl utils. 160/89 Ave; Lrg 1 BR gr lvl, $575 incls utls. NS/NP. Avail Now. 604-581-6290 or 778-999-6290 FRASER HTS. 109/168. 1 BR bsmt stes. New paints/flrs. Washer. $550-$650/mo incl hydro & ’net. Ns/np. Now. 778-318-6568 FURN $675, Unfurn $575, 1 BR, incls cble & utils, N/p, avail now. Scott Rd & 97. 604-951-3506
1 & 2 BR new bsmt suites, cat ok, ns, nr bus, $628/ $850 incl utils, Cloverdale, 604-576-7720
GUILDFORD. 70/150 St. New, 2 BR. $675 incl hydro & cable. Ns/ Np. Avail now. 778-882-2310
1 BR bsmnt ste in prestige Hunter Park Cloverdale. Kitchen, dinning room, living room, F/P, Heat/ hydro/cable & internet included $975.00. Call Mark 778-574-4712
NEWTON 152/68. 2 BR bsmt ste, own laundry, alarm. Avail now. $695 incls utls, cble. NS/NP. 604-599-0594 or 778-883-0594
143/82: BRITE 3BR g/lvl suite,1.5 bath, Big yd, Cvrd Patio, nr Bus, Park. N/s, np. Ref. 778-908-8028
NEWTON, 69 Ave/144 St. 2 BR, h/wd flrs, suits 2. Ns/np, no w/d. $750 incl hydro. 604-594-2473
CLOVERDALE, like new 1 BR $750 incl all utils, w/d, immed. 604-574-2141 or 778-896-2142 CLOVERDALE, Small 1 BR side ste, 1 person, priv entry, sh’d W/D. $580 incls utls. NS/NP. Refs. Avail July 1. 604-575-1402 FLEETWOOD SPACIOUS, Newly Reno’d, 1 BR g/lvl, incls all utils, internet, $650, ns/np, Avail July 1. nr Freeway. 604-377-5346
NEWTON AWESOME 1000sf 1BR + den, n/p, n/s, insuite laundry, incl heat & hot water. $725. Avail Jul 1. 604-596-5846 PANORAMA RIDGE Reno’d 2 BR bsmt ste avail now. $650 incs hydro, cbl. No W/D. Near schools. 604-543-8685 or 604-807-5236
SULLIVAN HTS 2 BR bsmt, shd W/D. Av July 1. Nr ammens. $650 incls utils. NS/NP. 604-572-3851 SRY, 9978 - 117 St (off River Rd). 4 BR upper, 4 appls, 2 full baths, new flrs, nice view $1300 + utils. NS/NP. Avail now. 604-581-1875 SRY, Boundary Park, 2 BR 60/124. Bright, f/bath. Ns/np. $700 incl util/w/d. 604-597-1199
SRY, CHIMNEY Heights, 76/146. 2 BR. Private w/d. Ns/np. $750 incl hydro. July 1st. 778-565-7097
SRY, Chimney Hts. 1 BR, f/bath. Ns/np, no laundry. $550/mo incl hydro/cbl. Immed. 604-592-6663
SURREY, SOUTH. KG BLVD/ 16th area, large 2 BR bsmt, priv parking, patio & entry, w/d, full kitchen, easy Hwy 1/bus access. Ns/np. Available July 1st. $1100/mo inc utils. 604-277-0022 WHALLEY 2 BR, $990 incls utils, nr SFU, bus, skytrain & shops, n/s, n/p, Avail Now. 604-880-7137
SRY, Enver Creek. 146 St/81A Ave. 1 BR, $500/mo incl hydro/ cbl. Ns/np. Immed. 604-375-5134
CLOVERDALE 2 BR, 5 appls, f/p Walk to bus/school/shops. $850 incl ht/ht wtr. Refs. 604-589-4813
6615 SRY FLTWOOD 1 BR g/l, clean, quiet. $500 incls utils, no lndry. Immed, NS & NP. 604 317-7866
62 AVE/126 ST, Brand New 3 BR bsmt, NS/NP. $975 incls utils. 604-590-9290 or 778-552-3089 CLAYTON HTS. 2 BR bsmt ste, own w/d. 1400sf. $1200 incl hydro. Jul. NS/NP. 604-574-0068
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DO YOU LIVE ON A MAJOR ROADWAY? Interested in renting out a few feet of your front yard? We are looking to place a sign to generate prospects. 1-888-367-3069
6620 SRY, Royal Heights. 1 BR, f/bath. Ns/np, no w/d. Near Skytrain. $500 incl utls & internet. Av now. 604-345-3741 or 604-581-5773
LANGLEY small whse, $895/mo. Willowbrook hobby/storage shop $595/mo. 604-834-3289
6620 SRY 143/100 Ave, 1 BR gr lev, sh’d W/D. NS/NP. $675 incls utls/ cable. Avail now. 778-558-3778
SRY, Scott Rd/100 Ave. Spacious 2 BR bsmt, full bath, big kitchen, walk-in pantry. Quiet area. $700/mo incl hydro/cable/gas. N/s, n/p. Avail now. 604-760-4423
NORTH DELTA. 110 St/82 Ave. 3 BR rancher. F/p. N/s. $1100/mo + util. Immed. 604-591-2567 'RENT TO OWN' ....If you have a small downpayment, less than perfect credit, then we are your link to home ownership. Call Kim 604-628-6598
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SRY CENTRAL, near skytrain. 3 BR detached bsmt house, appls, f/yrd. Avail now. $1,200/mo + util. 604-580-8017 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● ABBOTSFORD - 2087 Lonsdale Cr, HOUSE, 3bd w/ 2bd ste, quiet neigh, pool, needs TLC. $1,388/M CLOVERDALE - 18898 65th Ave, HOUSE, 3900 sqft, 5bd & 2 suites, quiet neigh, great location.$1,888/M Call Kristen today (604)786-4663
WAREHOUSE SPACE for lease Annacis Island. 22,152 sq ft with 2304 sq ft offices. 26ft ceilings, 3 dock doors. Aly 403-279-1020
N. DELTA, Sunshine Hills. 3 BR + den, 2.5 baths. Dbl garage. Now. $2,280/mo. Ns/np. 604-644-7269 NEWTON, 3 BR Rancher, l/r, d/r, fam rm, 6 appls, 1 bath, on acre, nr amens. $1400. 604-572-1966
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A.S.B.A. ENTERPRISE. Comm/ Res. Free Est. $25/hour includes supplies. Insured. 604-723-0162
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*Patios, Pool Decks, *Sidewalks Driveways *Forming *Finishing * Re & Re All Your Concrete Needs
30 yr exp. Quality workmanship Fully insured
HW DRYWALL CONTRACTING Jobs big or small + texture repairs. 604-574-7502 or cell: 614-4732 K. C. DRYWALL Complete Drywall Services. 604-533-2139 cel 604-417-1703
#1113 Low Cost Electric 522-3435 Comm/Res/Panel change Heating/Appl Repair. Lic & Bonded. #1 IN QUALITY WORK. (Lic #9902) 17 yrs exp. Surveillance cameras, cablevision & telephone wiring. Big or small jobs. 604-773-0341. ABACUS ELECTRIC.ca Lic Elect Contr 97222. 40 years exp. 1 stop! Reas. rates! BBB. 778-988-9493 HICH ELECTRIC Lic# 103213 All electric work. Bonded. Insured. WCB Adam 604-970-6669
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★FENCE Repairs •NEW Fencing •All Styles •Power Washing •Wrty •FREE Est. Dalvin 778-881-1359
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GUTTER Cleaning, Power washing; Roof, Windows, Powerraking, Aeration. Victor 604-589-0356
EXP HANDYMAN, All types of Home Repairs incls Plumbing & Electrical, Insured. 604-724-4862
Lawn & Garden
LAWNS CUT, yard clean-up, hedges pruned, trees trimmed, gutters, rubbish. 604-773-0075
• Broken Concrete Rocks • $22.00 per metric ton • Mud, Dirt, Sod, Clay • $22.00 per metric ton Grass·Branches·Leaves·Weeds $59.00 per ton Meadows Landscape Supply Call 604-465-1311
Moving & Storage
AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men
1, 3, 5, 7 or 10 Ton $ From
We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance
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Fastback Moving & Rubbish. Social services moves welcome! Insur. & registered. 604-836-8291 SIMPLEMOVES.CA Small Moves & Deliveries 604-209-6663 A+ BBB Rating
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ROOFING OUR SPECIALTY
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Licensed, Insured, WCB
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Renovations & Home Improvement
Renovations / New Homes Int. / Ext. Painting Landscaping Drywall, Electrical Flooring, Tiling etc. Comm. & Res. Ins’d / WCB
778-320-5471 HOME ADVANTAGE Contracting Ltd
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Roofing Experts 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank
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Dangerous tree removal, pruning, topping, hedge trimming & stump grinding. Fully insured & WCB
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Morris The Arborist The Family 'Tree-dition' for Over 80 Years Fully Insured • Cert’d Arborists
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07 MAZDA 5
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1995 MERCEDES S420. 84,000km’s. Ph 604-798-6017
1988 28FT Leisure Coach, 125K, Grt condition, Must Sell, Take a look make an offer 604-855-9774
2000 MERCEDES C230 Compressor, good cond, 1 owner, 150 K, no accidents, Mercedes serviced, glass roof , leather, desert sand, $6490. 604-880-9073
1997 26.5 ft Kustom Koach 5th wheel, full equip, 13ft slide, 2 awnings, no leaks/pets/ smoke. Will trade. $7995. 604-538-6986
2006 MUSTANG GT Convertible Auto 74,000 kms Mint Red Mustang GT convertible.$16500. Call Grant 604 649-5701. Loaded with options
2003 ADVENTURER 22ft RV, 85,000kms, sleeps 6. Excellent Cond $26,500. 604-819-6130
2005 NISSAN QUEST SI. S/roof, leather. Loaded! 115,000 km. $15,999 obo. 604-592-6663
2004 Ford Freestar Automatic 129,000 kms Immaculate. Silver. Full history. Warranty. $8,400 (604) 561-7935 firstname.lastname@example.org
WHEELCHAIR VAN 1991 Dodge Caravan. Hand controls. power side ramp. Removable driver & passenger seats. EZ locks. Good cond. $4000 OBO. 604-980-2041
1998 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4x4 200,000k, auto, loaded, 778 908 5327 MISSION $3,000
Sports & Imports
1976 CAMERO LT silver 350hp 77000miles, 1 lady owner. $8000 FIRM. 604-986-1004
2009 BIGFOOT Camper. 25C 9.4 long box. Mint, spotless, used twice, Must sell! $24,500. Call for more information. Pictures avail on request. Coquitlam area. 604-937-7363
2004 TRAIL BLAZER 23 ft trailer, a/c, gas furnace, walk around queen bed, fridge/freezer, stove, oven, microwave, etc. Hardly used $13,000. 604-924-0639 2006 GMC Isuzu 3/4 T, 138k mi, excellent cond, reefer, 115 wired. $40,000 obo. 604-319-5786
KAYAKS: 18½ FT ASCENTE & 19 FT QUEST comes with most gear, approx 9 yrs old $4200 obo for both. Ph 604-858-5685
2005 29FT JaycoTrailer. like new, Awning, storage, slide, ac, $16,000obo in Chilliwack, used once.. 604-997-9201 2005 JAY Featherlite trailer 25ft. $14,500. Has 1 slide out, A/C. Lots cupboards, new mattress. Like new condition. Abbotsford location: 604-504-1727 2007 ADVENTURER 90FWS 9ft Truck camper, Mint cond, elect jacks, awning, outside shower, toilet/with shower, wired for solar, micro, tv. $13,900. 604-814-2384
2011 JAYCO 1007, w/fridge, furnace. $10,498. #JTS1110072 604-856-5722. kustomkoachrv.com
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8.3 CUMMINS Diesel pusher, 36ft, 80,000 mi, loaded, w/d, rear camera. $27,900. 604-539-0506
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2006 PONTIAC TORRENT
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2008 TRAILBLAZER LT
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2005 FORD F250 SUPER CREW 4X4 SALE PRICE
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SELLING PRICE EMPLOYEE PRICE SAVINGS
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Volume 2, Issue 2
“Matthew’s achieved a level of independence that 10 years ago, we wouldn’t have thought possible.”
Matt Forster will take part in the Ride to Conquer Cancer, along with Joey Emanuels, his support worker with the Langley Association for Community Living. Heather Colpitts Photo
Ride to Conquer Cancer
Autism won’t stop Matt from giving Matt Forster may be the ﬁrst autistic person to bike in the 200-km Ride to Conquer Cancer
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att Forster has 115 reasons to be proud. The 27-year-old Langley City resident has dropped 115 pounds in the last couple of years by getting into a daily exercise regime and changing his eating habits. He continues to impress his family, considering that his parents Judy and Brad were told years ago that their autistic son would accomplish nothing in this life. “Matthew’s achieved a level of independence that 10 years ago, we wouldn’t have thought possible,” said his father Brad.
Forster has deﬁed expectations throughout his life. Now he’s turned his sights to the B.C. Cancer Foundation. “I’m going to Seattle on the big bikes,” he explained. Forster is cycling in the Ride to Conquer Cancer June 18 and 19, going some 200 kilometres from Vancouver to Seattle. He’s riding for a very personal reason. “My auntie Linda died. She lives in heaven now,” he said. His beloved aunt Linda Rowell, a teacher at Uplands Elementary for 24 years, died Dec. 24, 2010, of esophageal cancer 18 months after being diagnosed.
Forster set his mind to doing something about cancer and set upon the bike ride. His desire to help others isn’t new, but his weight loss and related love of exercise have made more things possible. He’s taken on various challenges in recent years, whether it’s being a marshall at the White Rock Terry Fox Run, where his parents help out, or raising almost $300 and running in the event. “His autism worked to his advantage in his training,” explained Joey Emanuels, a program assistant with the Langley Association for Community Living (LACL). see AUTISM, page 10
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Little sympathy for seizure Mother is used to fighting for rights of those with epilepsy Paul J. Henderson Postmedia News
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ne local family learned a harsh parking lot lesson in downtown Chilliwack recently: Even a medical emergency isn’t an excuse to not pay. Nineteen-year-old Melissa McLean dropped her 20-year-old sister Laura off at Liquidation World one day in April and went to the Scotiabank down the street. Laura has had epilepsy since she was six and, like many epileptics, has auras, which are brief, electrical brain discharges that often precede more serious seizures. According to the women’s mother, Christine, Laura called her sister warning she was going to have a seizure in the store. Melissa raced over, couldn’t ﬁnd a place to park on the street and so parked in the Diamond Parking lot on the old Safeway property. By the time they came out of the store – just ﬁve minutes later, according to Christine – Melissa had a $61.60 parking ticket and there was no attendant in sight.
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But when Christine called Diamond Parking to explain the situation, she was met with not only skepticism – something even she understands must be common for a parking company – but downright hostility. “The girl said ‘You should have paid for the ticket. It’s your responsibility as a driver to make sure you pay for your parking,’” Christine said. The Diamond Parking employee was ag-
One Chilliwack family learned that even in an emergency you better pay for parking at Diamond Parking’s lot or you’ll get a $61.60 ticket. Paul J. Henderson Photo
gressive and so Christine asked to speak to her manager. She was given a Surrey phone number where she spoke with a “Kim” who Christine said was even more aggressive. “She wasn’t a very nice person,” Christine said. “When she talked to me, it was like I was being scolded... I felt she was calling me a liar. She said ‘people with epilepsy don’t know they are having seizures.’ And so I got nowhere with her.” Eventually the ticket was reduced to $26.25, but at this point it was no longer about the money and Christine wouldn’t back down. “Having a child with epilepsy I have had to ﬁght the school system her whole life,” she said. “Basically at age six they said don’t bring her back to school until you can get her under control. I have had to learn to be a ﬁghter for her. I still kind of have that in me.” So Christine started sending emails: to the Chilliwack Times, to city hall, to ICBC, to Safeway and to executives at Diamond.
Only then did she ﬁnally get a response. Mike Poirier, regional vice-president of operations, called Christine and agreed to kill the ticket. Poirier told the Times that he didn’t know how long Melissa was parked in the lot and he didn’t know if Laura was having an epileptic seizure. “I’m not suggesting that she was lying, I’m not suggesting she was telling the truth. I really don’t know,” he said. Poirier said he cancelled the ticket not because she contacted the Times but because of the time spent by his employees on the matter. “Part of my motivation is she has already burned up a fair amount of our time and it all but became a nuisance matter,” he said. McLean said she was happy the ticket was resolved but not with the hassle she had to go through to get it resolved. “If it had been handled differently the outcome would have been a lot better,” she said. “It wasn’t about the money.”
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Memories program focuses on living Laura Anderson
avid and Sharon Moxon are graduates of a ground-breaking learning program new to the North Shore. Designed for people with memory challenges and their partners, North Shore Memories and More takes the focus off the condition and places it on the individual. “When we heard about the program, we thought, ‘This could be really interesting. Here is something we can do together,’” Sharon said. In 2000, the Moxons realized their longterm plan to retire to the West Coast, choosing North Vancouver to be close to friends and family. They were living an active, outdoor life, taking on new experiences and making new friends. Then, in 2008, David was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Often, a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia disrupts people’s lives. As they focus increasingly on the condition, social habits tend to fall away. Not so for the Moxons. They made it their priority to maintain their lifestyle, staying connected with family and friends, continuing with hiking and biking, tennis and travel. In Mexico last year they found Luna, “a Mexican rescue dog,” said Sharon. “No, no,”
David and Sharon Moxon reflect on their experiences with North Shore Memories and More, a social recreation program for those with memory challenges and their Lisa King Photo family and friends, with facilitator Julie Dorsemaine (right). David clariﬁed, “Luna is a rescue dog from Mexico.” Luna is part of the family, her care shared between the two, with Sharon taking on training and David in charge of walks. After David was diagnosed, the couple educated themselves about resources and community programs, linking up with the
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ron have created for themselves. Information, resources and referrals are provided throughout the program, but memory is not the main focus. Every aspect of the program is designed to stimulate and encourage participation. A sense of humour, for example, is not lost along with memory, though it may change. “That’s why the group is so good,” said Sharon. “So much of the person is still there inside and there is so much they can do. We’re all at different stages in the journey but everyone is equally engaged and involved in sharing ideas and opinions. We enjoyed every moment of the program but the camaraderie with the other participants was so valuable. It’s hard to explain what it means to sit around a table with a group of people and laugh. “This is a happy story for us,” said Sharon. “Memories and More brought laughter and lightness to our lives. It brought us new friends and new experiences to share with them. Our hope is that by sharing our story, it will spark an interest in others to try this.” The North Shore Memories and More program, part of the Supporting Caregivers Project, funded by the federal government’s Social Development Partnership Program, runs at Silver Harbour Seniors Centre. Info: Julie Dorsemaine at 604-984-6414 or email@example.com.
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B06 TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011 Flash mob
They danced for kids who can’t dance
hoppers and staff in Maple Ridge’s Haney Place Mall had no idea what they were about to witness. As if from nowhere, a group of about 150 kids gathered around the centre court, talking amongst themselves and hanging around, and then the sounds of Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” ﬁlled the air. The kids threw off their jackets to reveal matching white T-shirts, and all started dancing in unison. A crowd quickly gathered around to watch and take pictures. Then as the song ended, the kids disappeared as quickly as they had arrived. This April 13 flash mob was the brainchild of the School District 42 Student Advisory Council (DSAC), who held its Celebration of Respect (COR) day on April 13. Miranda Tymoschuk, a Grade 9 student at Thomas Haney Secondary, was one of the main organizers of the event. “Just having everyone all together all for the same thing,” she said about the day, “learning and having fun. But the ﬂash mob was pretty awesome,” she said with a laugh. Miranda had already been raising money for CURE International through its Dance For Kids Who Can’t program, and thought
A group of 150 students dance in Maple Ridge’s Haney Place Mall as a flash mob. Amy Judd Photo The students wanted to “dance for kids who can’t dance.” this would be a perfect topic for DSAC’s COR day. Organizers agreed, and kids from all over the district spent the day learning about what it is like for kids in developing countries who are born with disabilities that are
easily ﬁxed by surgery, but there is no money available. CURE provides the money for those surgeries and works with kids through programs such as the COR day. “There’s all sorts of people around you,” said Miranda, “and everybody is different, so
it gives you the chance to learn about something they wouldn’t normally get to.” Kyle Warmington, the Dance For Kids Who Can’t director for CURE International, ﬂew out from Michigan for the day to take part and make a promotional video to show other schools across North America. He not only showed the kids what it would be like if they weren’t as fortunate as they are, but was also inspired by what he saw on Wednesday. “My job as a director is to ﬁnd more Mirandas,” he said. “I want to understand what Miranda is, and inspire other students to show them they can do this. They can make a difference.” “It was really successful,” said Grade 12 organizer Alexandra McKeown. “Especially the ﬂash mob. I think the day went really really well and I’m really proud.” For Miranda, overhearing the students talking about the day was the most rewarding for her. “These kids had really learned something and are really going to make a difference,” she said. “Just them being there at the COR project shows that they want to make a difference but hearing what they were saying about it all was so cool.” For more information and how to help, go to cure.org/dsac42.
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Cycling more than a pastime The Roadie Scholar
hy do bad things happen to good people? Why is it the people with challenges that dwarf our own offer the most profound lessons on living a full life? I wish I knew. When we met for the day’s ride his sporadic tremors and lack of control over his extremities made the task of even getting his sunglasses on a challenging proposition – he unintentionally threw them across the sidewalk. This was a brief glimpse into the day-to-day life of my good friend James. To see him walking down the street you would take a second glance, feel sorry for him and think to yourself, ‘Gosh, it would suck to have Parkinson’s disease.” To see him cycling you would not look twice because he is just another roadie – a strong one, too. Inching toward 40, James has a long and formidable journey ahead, but he does not want your pity, he just wants to ride. On an open stretch of road James wanted to hammer it; I was game. Our average speed was creeping up to 40 kilometres per hour and we were holding steady. My heart was starting to beat faster and my mind was focused on the push; I forgot that at my half-wheel was a man
who has difﬁculty walking. With his cycling shoes clipped to his pedals and his hands comfortably resting on the hoods, he was as composed and fluid. He probably will never forget he has Parkinson’s disease, but there is no disputing he can escape it while riding his bike. I witnessed it. James made me realize my love of cycling is shallow. There is no end; to pedal my bike is a means to not much more than enjoyment, ﬁtness and time spent with good people. To James cycling is all of those things, but it is also so much more. It is therapy, relief and a critical component of his treatment regiment. These combine to underwrite a very profound respect for the sport. I have a passion for cycling, but what cycling does for me has insigniﬁcant meaning alongside what it does for James. We cannot go through life feeling sorry for people who do not feel sorry for themselves. I do not get the impression James feels shortchanged with his one shot here on earth; in part, that is why he is an inspiration. He is not interested in being the victim of anyone’s good deed. He is aware of his boundaries, but within those boundaries he plays hard. I am a roadie because I wear tights, have a fast road bike and ride a lot. James is a roadie because he wears tights, has a fast road bike and rides a lot. However, the difference between James and I is he will always have more heart in the game, that makes him more of a roadie than I will ever be.
Main Entrance to Surrey Memorial Hospital moving to east side Effective June 17 the north entrance and lobby to Surrey Memorial Hospital, accessed from 96 Avenue, will be under construction and access will be limited. For patients attending units in the north area that require wheelchair access, a wheelchair-accessible entrance is available through the ramp from the adjacent parkade. The main hospital entry is now at the east side of the hospital near the BC Cancer Agency Fraser Valley Centre, accessed from 138 Street. The temporary east main entrance will be in effect for approximately 18 months as we build a new two-storey lobby off of 96 Avenue, as part of Surrey Memorial Hospital redevelopment and expansion. Paid surface parking is available by the temporary east main entrance. Entrance to the Emergency Department remains the same. Work is under way for a new public entrance to the Emergency Department on the south side of the hospital, off 94A Avenue, to open in July. Due to several construction projects in the area, we recommend that patients and visitors to the hospital allow themselves extra time to ﬁnd parking before their appointments. Thank you for your patience as we embark on the largest renovation and expansion of Surrey Memorial Hospital since it was founded in 1959. For more information, email SMHTower@fraserhealth.ca to sign up for our monthly e-newsletter, or visit us at http://fraserhealth.ca ☛About Us ☛ Building for Better Health ☛ Surrey Memorial Hospital.
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Flick offers insight into autism Kim Rose Viewpoint
ifferent but not less.” I felt this was the most important line in the Oscar-w inning movie Temple Grandin. With more than 20 years of experience working in the ﬁeld of disabilities, I tend to get nervous when books, TV shows and movies depict a person with any kind of disabilit y. Often, they have misguided, misinformed or, at best, only gave viewers some partial truths about people with disabilities. I think these projects are beginning to get it right – Temple Grandin being one of them. Grandin, who created the more humane system of directing cattle into slaughter houses, did so because of her unique skills afforded to her by having autism. The movie offers the unique perspective of seeing the world through the gifted visual mindset of someone with Asperger’s or autism. At times, the true talents of people on the autism spectrum are not taken seriously because they can lack social skills, are unaware
of social cues and physical touch can create anxiety, leading at times to behaviours. According to the Autism Society of B.C., “Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life. It is currently believed to have a genetic basis that affects the neurological development of the brain, though some theories connect autism with speciﬁc environmental factors or other triggers. “The prevalence rate now places it as the third most common developmental disability – more common than Down Syndrome. Autism interferes with brain development in the areas of social interaction and communication skills. Children and adults with autism typically have difficulties in verbal and non-verbal communication, social interactions, sensory integration, and leisure or play activities. “Autism makes it hard for individuals to communicate with others and relate to the outside world. They may exhibit repeated body movements (hand ﬂapping, rocking), unusual responses to people or attachments to objects, and they may resist changes in routines.” I have discovered through many years of learning from people with autism that speaking “their language” and using their examples or their interests is an effective means of communication, teaching and
learning. For example, going into their world and not expecting or forcing them to meet the social expectations they are not as aware of or can mean very little to them. People with autism can be sensitive to colours and sounds, which can be over-stimulating and cause anxiety. Yet they can see the world the way we are not fortunate enough to see. Some individuals with autism have the ability to see details that we are, in a sense, blind to. Autism gives them the ability to see the world in a brilliant way, a way that can and does improve our society. When we are not so hung up on social expectations we can begin to listen, understand and utilize their skills. There are many books that show a wide range of different ways that autism can affect a person. Although no one book or movie can educate us on the entire spectrum, it can, however, begin a dialogue and understanding of the disorder. One such book I had the pleasure of reading was called Look me in the Eye – My life with Asperger’s by John Elder Robison. There’s a place for all of us in the world. Why is it that people without disabilities believe we know better or can dismiss someone with autism, Asperger’s or other disabilities? In keeping with Temple Grandin’s theory of “Different but not less,” people without disabilities are “different too – but not better!”
Special needs youth benefit from $2M grant A $2 million grant is helping children and youth with special needs gain greater access to their community and have more mobility and independence. The Ministry of Children and Family Development is matching a gift of $1 million from a Vancouver Foundation donor. The grant of $2 million will go to the foundation’s Giving in Action Society for its Children and Youth with Special Needs Fund. Established in 2006, the fund helps families achieve such goals as making home renovations, purchasing a wheelchair-accessible vehicle or modifying a family vehicle. The fund ensures families have the things they need for their child to gain more independence – allowing them to live in their family home instead of a hospital or care home. Families with a child or youth with special needs (up to 19 years old), from any part of the province, can apply for one-time capital grants from Giving in Action. Those who wish to make a grant application can visit givinginaction.ca – PossAbilities
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WELCOME! Outreach and Support Services offers a variety of programs and support for individuals with disabilities to get involved and take part in an active and healthy lifestyle. Summer programs are offered in partnership with Surrey Association for Community Living (SACL), The Centre for Child Development (CCD). We offer one-to-one staff support for children with disabilities to participate in Surrey Parks, Recreation & Culture summer day camps. There is no additional fee for this service. Children who receive support typically meet the following criteria: • Extra support is required in school; • Additional support or assistance is required at home for basic care; • A physical, developmental and/or learning disability exists that affects the safety of the participant in a program; • The participant is currently associated with a support agency.
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This fun and exciting program is designed for youth with disabilities. Daily outings and activities may include: water slides, beach/picnics, Lower Mainland attractions, swimming and more. Weekly schedules will be mailed to participants. Our staff are caring and dedicated professionals who have their first aid certification and extensive experience working with youth with disabilities. Participants must bring lunch, sunscreen, and swimwear daily. Staff to participant ratio (1:2/3) 5 day session $126.25
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IN ORDER FOR A PARTICIPANT TO RECEIVE SUPPORT: Step 1: Register in a Surrey Parks, Recreation & Culture summer day camp and ensure that the day camp: • Runs Monday through Friday (5 days) from 9:00am-3:00pm. Note: With the exception during the shortened holiday week of August 2-5. • Requests are filled on a first come, first serve basis. Requests will be taken for a maximum of two weeks. Anyone who registers for more than two weeks will be placed on a waiting list, in order to provide this service to as many children as possible.
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Autism can’t keep Matt from daily fitness routine One aspect of autism is the person’s single-minded focus. Forster is diligent in doing daily physical activity. The change to a healthier lifestyle hasn’t just shown up on Forster’s waistline. “He’s a lot more relaxed, more confident,” said Judy, his mom. The people who work with him at the Langley Association for Community Living have also noticed that he is able to handle everyday life better. His thinking is less rigid and he’s feeling less stressed. “He’s able to accept change and embrace it, and ﬁnd it novel at times,” noted Aaron Hill, the LACL residential services supervisor. LACL has thrown its support behind Forster doing the ride. Forster has a daily routine that includes an hour of exercise on an elliptical trainer and sit-up machine. He plays soccer and hockey with Special Olympics, and delivers the Langley Advance on two routes that take him to more than 200 homes twice a week. Forster also has his own business, Odd Job Matt. With his
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Abneet Dhaliwal My View
y twin sister and I were born threemonths premature. My mother expected us to be born in July but we were born in April. Together, we weighed all of six pounds. Shortly after birth, I was already strugg l i n g t o l i v e . My p a r e n t s h a d t h e heart-wrenching decision of allowing me to ﬁght for my life or to let me go. As you can see, they made the right choice! At seven months, my grandma was the ﬁrst to notice something was not quite right. My sister had been able to lift her head up and hold her bottle but I was not yet there. My loving mother was not quite ready to believe that something was wrong and it took a bit of convincing from her family to take me in for physio and testing. The nurse had me try to hold different objects but I could not. After a few visits it was soon apparent that I had cerebral palsy (CP). I never cared or even noticed the difference between my sister and I. We had a great childhood, doing all the same things most
sisters do, like playing house and ofﬁce secretary. As we grew up and started to do different things, it was apparent that we would have very different lives. My sister got her driver’s licence and began to go off to college but I was still facing my challenges. It was difﬁcult to watch the life that could have been mine if the circumstances had not been the way they are. But please do not misunderstand me – I wouldn’t change a thing. I am so happy and proud of my sister as well as myself. It is like my mom says, there is a reason we came together – she is someone who is always there for me no matter what. My family is one of a kind and I feel so privileged to have them because they accept me for who I am and I accept them just the same. I understand there are still challenges to come, but just as I fought to survive, I will still ﬁght to live a good life. I think you lose yourself sometimes when things aren’t as you expect, but I am trying to rediscover who I was before I became an adult. I am working to realize a future that is meant for me. I will always be a ﬁghter, I am never a quitter. I am so proud of my sister, and as much as I believe in myself, she believes in me more. Abneet Dhaliwal is a contributing columnist for Possabilities.
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