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Backyard berries: berry delicious, berry nutritious by Julie Cheng

The berry season started early and is still going strong. I have been able pick salmonberry, raspberry, blueberry and strawberry from my garden all at the same time. What to do with the daily bounty? It’s been a fabulous year for berries. Every morning this past month I’ve picked a handful of fresh, delicious berries. You don’t need a lot of space for a berry patch; just grow them in a sunny patch of soil or even in containers. Other berries, like salmonberry and blackberry, can be found growing wild locally in the Renfrew Ravine. Before I go to work, I leave the berries on the counter, hopefully. I am hoping that my teenage daughter Kate will wake up and make her favourite breakfast with them. When I get home and find the berries gone, I think, “Yes!” Why? In addition to being delicious, I know Kate has eaten a bunch of berries that’s packed full of nutrition. Treat yourself every morning with a daily harvest of berries. Photos by Julie Cheng

Berries are full of phytonutrients such as polyphenols, anthocyanins and quercetin that can help clean up toxins in the body, reduce inflammation and slow memory loss. They are excellent sources of antioxidant vitamin C and dietary fibre—nutrients that your body needs for many reasons including strong bones and good digestion. Next up: blackberries! The Renfrew Ravine is bursting with them. The Himalayan blackberries are a terribly invasive plant, but if can’t beat ’em, eat ’em, I say!

The berry season starts with the salmonberry, which you can find in spring in the Renfrew Ravine. You can recognize salmonberry when you bend the top leaf and the remaining four leaves look like a butterfly.

Turn to page 8 to find Kate’s favourite morning berry recipe. Continued on page 8







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Green Thumb Theatre up for awards, awards, awards – and more news Green Thumb Theatre’s shows have been recognized with nominations both at Vancouver’s Jessie Richardson Awards and Toronto’s Dora Mavor Moore Awards. In Vancouver, Showdown is nominated for Outstanding Artistic Creation - Theatre for Young Audiences, and Celestial Being is nominated for Outstanding Performance - TYA, Outstanding Artistic Creation - TYA, Outstanding Production - TYA, and Outstanding Original Script. In Toronto, tagged is nominated for Outstanding Production in the Theatre for Young Audiences division. Green Thumb is grateful to everyone involved with these shows for bringing them to life so beautifully, and so pleased to see all of their hard work recognized! Green Thumb’s tagged is nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award. Photo source: greenthumb.bc.ca

Celebrating 40 years In honour of Green Thumb’s 40th season they’re looking for parents or teachers who saw Green Thumb shows when they were in school and now have school age children seeing our plays. The plan is to create an archive of community memories to chronicle the impact Green Thumb has had on the lives of BC youth (four million audience members and counting). If you remember seeing one of their shows as a kid please email (info@ greenthumb.bc.ca) or call 604-254-4055 and tell them your story.

Studio, rehearsal space for rent in historic schoolhouse Did you know? Green Thumb Theatre has two beautiful new studio halls available for rental in the historic renovated Carleton Schoolhouse. The spaces are perfect for rehearsals, auditions, scene studies or coaching sessions. Halls are available for rent to professional or community based arts organizations. To arrange a viewing please contact Michele at Green Thumb Theatre. Call 604.254.4055 or email rentals@greenthumb.bc.ca. You can see historical photos of Carleton Schoolhouse on their website at http://www.greenthumb.bc.ca/index.php/about-green-thumb/schoolhousehistory/schoolhouse-history-photos/

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Renfrew fatherhood: Stories from a stay-at-home dad Even though he doesn’t live in the neighbourhood, Kevin Ronaghan considers Renfrew a home for his family because his seven-year-old daughter attends the Montessori program at Renfrew Elementary School. Ronaghan, 50, is an active stayat-home father who volunteers his time in the community. He and his wife made the decision for him to stay at home because his wife’s career is able to support the family. They also believed it’s important to have one parent at home with an active caretaking role. It takes a village Gwendolyn, his daughter, is an only child. Though the “single child syndrome” is proven to be more of a myth, it sits in the back of Ronaghan’s mind. “We make a conscious effort to socialize her in situations with other kids and give her social stimulation,” he said. The neighbourhood the Ronaghans live in doesn’t have many kids and so, “when you don’t have a community, you need to actively build one.” As Ronaghan has said repeatedly, it takes a village to raise a child. He and his wife aren’t raising their child by themselves. Teachers, school friends and friends’ parents contribute to the support and network Gwendolyn needs. Ronaghan is not used to leaning on the community all the time but he finds comfort in knowing he can when the time comes. “I have a safety net in place,” he said. “It’s the hardest job I’ve ever had.” Learning and growing together Ronaghan finds it frustrating to commute to school because he is conscious of the environmental cost. However, Gwendolyn flourishes in the Montessori program and Renfrew Elementary was one of the few locations left with available space. “She’s really interested in [the school board’s] Aboriginal

Education Enhancement program,” Ronaghan noted. “Her greatgreat grandma was Cherokee who married a Scottish fellow.” Ronaghan said she understands that we live on unceded Coast Salish territory. “It’s not just part of her history but world history.” Started in 2009, the Aboriginal Education Enhancement program aims to increase Aboriginal students’ sense of pride, selfesteem, belonging, acceptance and caring in their schools and to increase awareness and appreciation of Aboriginal histories, traditions and contributions. As a result of the program, Gwendolyn thinks more critically and questions what people believe. Ronaghan learns through her, whether it’s geology, botany or dancing. Whatever she’s interested in, he becomes interested in to understand what she’s talking about. They both grow together. Challenges and rewards As a father, the University of BC music alumni said he is more aware of his behaviour. “Now I have a child with a whole future in front of her. I’m aware of how my life as an adult will affect the world she’ll grow up in.”

It’s part of the reason why he’s involved in her life, volunteering as much as possible in committees and community events. “She loves seeing me.” Another reward is hearing kids say to him, “Hi Gwendolyn’s dad.” One of the lessons from this onthe-job learning curve is that you will make tons of mistakes, Ronaghan said. “You just have to keep approaching it from a positive, encouraging, happy place.” Both Ronaghan and his wife are introverted by nature while Gwendolyn needs to connect with others more. While it has been a source of tension, she recognized her parents need more down time. This is part of good self-care. “You need to be in a good frame to parent. Eat lunch. Take a nap.” Ronaghan said his fatherhood experience has been challenging but worthwhile. “I hear dads wish they

by Deanna Cheng

spent more time with kids. I’ve been here since day one.” Deanna Cheng is a journalism graduate from Langara College. She currently freelances as a journalist and volunteers part-time as a communications writer for Beauty Night Society, a nonprofit focused on giving dignity back to the women of the Downtown Eastside. Her stories can be found in the Vancouver Courier, WE Vancouver and New Canadian Media, a national outlet for immigrants in Canada. See more of her work at ca.linkedin.com/in/dmwcheng and follow her on Twitter twitter.com/ writerly_dee.


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What’s happening at your local library COMMUNITY NEWS The mission of this non-profit publication is to provide the residents, businesses and organizations of Renfrew/Collingwood with a medium for community communication. Paul Reid: staff writer and layout coordinator Lisa Symons: sales and distribution coordinator Julie Cheng: editorial coordinator Contributors: Ricardo Cerna, Deanna Cheng, Rosanne Lambert, Paul Reid, Mohini Takhar, Harry Warkentin

We want to hear from you! Yes, You! Send comments, community events, press releases by regular post, fax or e-mail. Suggestions for improving the paper are welcome. We welcome appropriate, unsolicited editorial submissions if accompanied by the author’s real name, address and telephone number. The author should retain the original as we cannot return submissions without prior agreement nor does submission guarantee publication. We reserve the right to make editorial changes.

Next submission deadline: Jul 10 The Renfrew/Collingwood Community News is an initiative of the Collingwood Neighbourhood House (CNH).

Yo u C a n F i n d t h e RC Community News @ Libraries, Collingwood Neighbourhood House, Renfrew Park Community Centre, The Italian Cultural Centre, Collingwood Policing Office, other organizations, religious institutions, schools, laundromats, Starbucks, Rona, Superstore, Canadian Tire, Walmart, London Drugs and Safeway coffee shops, restaurants, markets, corner stores, other businesses, and coffee tables all over Renfrew-Collingwood.

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Vancouver Public Library Renfrew Branch Library 2969 East 22nd Ave. at Nootka 604-257-8705 STORYTIMES Babytime (0-18 months), Wednesdays 11:15 am, July 8–August 12 Family Storytime (all ages), Wednesdays 10:15 am, July 8–August 12 and Saturdays 11:15 am, July 4–August 8. Storytime for Daycare & Preschool Groups On the first Tuesday of the month. July 7 and August 4, 10:30 am For ages 3-5 and teachers/caregivers FOR SCHOOL KIDS Summer Reading Club 2015: Build It! Get ready to have fun all season long with free summer programs for kids and families. Build your story, build your imagination and build for fun! Kids can sign-up for free at their nearest VPL branch starting June 19 until the end of the summer. Once registered, club members can attend free events and earn a 2015 Summer Reading Club medal by reading for at least 15 minutes a day for 50 days. Visit www.vpl.ca/SummerReading for more details. Photo source: Vancouver Public Library FOR ADULTS Brain Games Wednesday July 8, 2-4pm Did you know that the number of people suffering from dementia will double within the next 20 years? Learn more about dementia and ways to delay or prevent it by learning brain games to practice at home. Popular. Come early. Registration recommended. For more information call 411 Seniors Society Centre at 604-684-8171.

FOR ALL AGES Summer of Learning Vancouver’s Summer of Learning runs from July to August 2015. This is an opportunity for residents of all ages to discover learning everywhere in the city. Explore something new at the library and in communities throughout Vancouver with events, selfguided experiences, photo challenges and more! Vancouver residents of all ages can participate. Join the fun as an individual, family or group. Register online at VancouverLearningCity.ca or in-person at any Vancouver Public Library branch. Those who register at a library branch will receive a free Summer of Learning journal and a chance to win an extraordinary prize—a priceless learning experience that includes behind-the-scenes access to local cultural venues.

Collingwood Branch Library 2985 Kingsway at Rupert 604-665-3953 Summer Reading Club: Build It! Kids 6–12 years of age can enjoy fun activities, and become reading stars in this popular free



material for wild bees. Paper Minecraft – Friday, July 24 at 2 pm – Drop in Create your own modern Three Little Pigs by cutting and gluing a paper minecraft story. iPad Super Snaps (ages 8-12) – Friday, July 31 at 2 pm - Registration Develop your skills using library iPads. Learn about selfies, panorama shots and more. Crime Scene Investigation – Friday, August 7 at 2 pm – Drop in Want to be a detective? This library crime scene will show you how to build your case and figure out whodunit. Summer Reading Club Celebration – Friday August 14 at 2 pm – Drop in Wrap up your summer of reading with games, treats and a medal ceremony. STORYTIMES Family Storytime Stories, rhymes and songs for parents and caregives with young children Thursdays, July 9–August 13, 10:30 am

program designed to encourage creativity and build excitement around books! They track their reading while taking part in free programs, enter contests and earn their own Summer Reading Club medal. Highlights of the Summer Reading Club at Collingwood Library: Bee an Eco Hero – Friday, July 17 at 2 pm – Drop in Make a seed bomb to into a flowerless patch of dirt at home and build a home from recycled


“When I got my library card, that was when my life began.” –Rita Mae Brown

St.  Joseph’s  Elementary  School  is  a  Catholic,  co‐educational  school  with classes from kindergarten to grade seven.   At St. Joseph’s, we  offer our students the opportunity to learn and grow in the Catholic  faith  and  to  become  productive,  responsible  youth.    In  addition  to  teaching  the  BC  Curriculum,  we  also  offer  a  variety  of  extra‐ curricular programs, both in athletics and in the arts.    St. Joseph’s School has openings in all grades for September, 2015.  Application Forms are available at www.stjoesschool‐vancouver.org at  the  school  office  or  parish  office  at  1612  East  18th  Avenue.  Families  of  various  faiths  are  welcome  to  apply  and  will  be  considered for acceptance.  3261 Fleming Street, Vancouver, BC  V5N 3V6  604‐872‐5715    Email: stjosephsvancouver@telus.net 

Babytime Rhymes, songs, bounces, and stories for parents and caregivers with their babies. Thursdays, July 9–August 13, 11:30 am FOR ADULTS ESL Book Club Tuesdays, July 7, 21, August 4, 18, September 1, 15, 29, October 13, 27 7–8:30 pm Free Enjoy practising your English conversation and reading skills while learning about culture and meeting new people. This program is most suitable for intermediate speakers. Registration is required. To register and to get the book to read, please contact the Collingwood Branch at 604-665-3953. One to One Computer Training Every week Want to learn how to use a computer? How to send an email? Or maybe you would like to learn more about the Vancouver Public Library’s online collections, eBooks? Please call the library at 604-665-3953 and book a 45 minutes private lesson tailored to your needs!


Eating Out in RC:

by Paul Reid


La Piazza Dario

3075 Slocan Street Vancouver, B.C. V5M 3E4 604.430.2195 lapiazzadario@gmail.com Lunch: 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM Monday - Friday Dinner: 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM Monday - Sunday Free Parking Available

Greetings food fans. We travel this time to the heart of RC’s Little Italy – the Italian Cultural Centre, to what is surely the finest Italian restaurant in this community, if not the city, La Piazza Dario Ristorante Italiano.


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We’ve talked in the past about how one can travel the culinary world right here in RC, our cosmopolitan community. What’s awesome about La Piazza Dario is that the second you enter the beautifully landscaped courtyard, you are transported back to the old country. Passing through the gated archway entrance, you realize there is a patio area built into the restaurant. Protected from the elements, yet open to the fresh air, it’s the perfect little oasis. The rest of the dining room is tastefully decorated with the most beautiful paintings, statues, vases, plants and flowers. It is amidst this beauty that La Piazza Dario invites us to slow down, relax, smell the flowers, and get ready to “experience that particular Italian gift of making an art out of life.” For over three decades, under the knowledgeable eye of head chef Claudio Ranallo, La Piazza Dario has been producing Italian cuisine of the highest standards. Starting with traditional Italian recipes, Chef Ranallo has created a menu that is authentic yet innovative. “Exceptional cuisine is life-enhancing

magic that should be enjoyed around a table with family and friends.” That is precisely what my accomplice and I accomplished there for lunch on this occasion. For an appetizer, we chose the Prosciutto di Parma 13 (thinly sliced and served with olives). So good! In addition, I tried the Linguine ai Gamberoni (prawns sautéed in a white wine and garlic sauce) (17). The linguine was perfectly cooked. My accomplice went with the Pollo al Gorgonzola 17 (free range chicken breast in a delicate gorgonzola sauce). Everything was amazingly delicious, including the complementary bread that came with a blend of finely chopped olives and olive oil. Service too was excellent. Also on the lunch and dinner menus are tempting delights from amazing antipasti to scrumptious pastas to satisfying

main courses to luscious desserts, including but not limited to: antipasto, calamari fritti, prosciutto di parma, stracciatella, linguine di mare, spaghetti alle vongole veraci, gluten-free quinoa pasta, penne ciociara, salmone alla livornese, tagliata di manzo, vitello al limone, tiramisu, zabalione and crème caramel. So I can tell you, we felt the Italian magic! And we were just there for lunch. Guys take note, during the dinner hour, the candle light comes out and the romantico – meter, well…off the charts. And for larger groups, La Piazza Dario, can help you celebrate your birthday party, anniversary dinner or wedding reception with a variety of group menus to satisfy all your guests. So my friends,for a slice of heaven the Italian way, it’s La Piazza Dario. Bon appetite.

The dining room at La Piazza Dario is a key ingredient in making an art out of life.

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Get involved Youth Celebrate Canada Day – July 1 Wednesday, July 1 Starts at 1 pm Renfrew Park Community Centre Bring your family and friends for a fun and lively time filled with multicultural entertainment! From arts and craft to food stands to games, there are many ways for people from all ages to participate. Remember to stay for cake.

Park! Game booths, inflatables, prizes, fire truck tour, Constable Chip (VPD mascot), and complimentary hot dogs, freezies and coffee/water. For more info, please call Praise International Church at 604-876-5141. Collingwood Summer Market Saturdays, June 27, July 18, August 22 12-3 pm Collingwood Neighbourhood House This market is fundraising for the Morning Star program, selling used cloth, household items and more. Collingwood Neighbourhood House has run the Morning Star breakfast program for eight years. It is part of CNH’s homeless programs and welcomes 70 people each Saturday for a nutritious breakfast. For more information call 604-435-0323.

Canada Day Cake Celebration – July 1 11 am-1 pm Safeway parking lot – corner of Kingsway Curbside Fresh Market is back! and Tyne Refreshments and giveaways! Presented by The Curbside Fresh Market will run every Thursday from 2-6 pm at Collingwood BIA. Collingwood Neighbourhood House, 5288 Joyce Street, until October. The 11th Annual Canada Day Celebration market is located just in front of the Wednesday, July 1, 2015 main doors, and will be selling fresh 1-5 pm and mostly local fruits and vegetables. Clark Park (Maddams Street and East Please check it out! 14th/15th Avenues), Vancouver

MERCATO Italian Market IL CENTRO Italian Cultural Centre Grandview Highway and Slocan Street 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm Back by Popular Demand! IL CENTRO Italian Cultural Centre is proud to host Il MERCATO, the city’s only Italian Market, on the third Friday of the month. These are the remaining dates for 2015: Fridays, July 17, August 21, September 18, October 16, November 20 This unique market is about bringing together the tastes of Italy with the produce grown in local farms. We invite the community to come shop for a vibrant assortment of fresh fruit and vegetables, handmade products from local artisans and delicious food prepared by Il Centro’s chef. The Italian community market element allows you the opportunity to bring home a taste of Italy every month. Stay for live Italian music featuring the classic mandolin and accordion, and children’s activities provided by our Italian School teachers. Kickstart seeking board members

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Collingwood International Film Festival Spain: The Book of Life Friday, July 3 Gaston Park 3470 Crowley Drive Philippines: Bob Ong’s ABNKKBSNPAL AKO Friday, July 24 Gaston Park 3470 Crowley Drive China: The Midas Touch Friday, August 14 Aberdeen Park 3525 Foster Avenue India: The Blue Umbrella Friday, August 21 Collingwood Park 5275 McKinnon Street Activities start at 8:00 pm and the movie starts at dusk. Weather permitting. Bring a blanket or chair! Stop by for free outdoor movies and popcorn! Collingwood International Film Festival is presented by the Collingwood Business Association in partnership with the Collingwood Community Policing Centre. For more info call 604-717-2935.

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Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture is currently looking for a few new people to join its board of directors. Kickstart has been around for 17 years now; is a registered charitable not-for-profit organization has a mission to support and promote artistic excellence among artists with disabilities; to develop, produce and present non-sentimental, authentic images and interpretations of the disability experience; and to enhance access to the arts for everyone. If you are interested in the arts, disability culture, social justice, and have some time to dedicate to Kickstart, please send an email to kickstartdirector@gmail.com with a biography, resume or something that tells a bit about yourself, your experience and what you have to offer Kickstart.

Still Moon Arts is painting two street murals this July – one at the intersection of 20th Avenue and Lillooet. and the second at Moss Street and Euclid Avenue. And you’re invited to join the painting of the murals! Painting dates: 20th Avenue Mural: July 9-11 Moss Street Mural: July 16-18 Want to learn the art of stilt walking? Register now for a fun summer skills learning workshop! Still Moon Arts is presenting stilt building workshops and stilt walking lessons! The talented Isaac Rosen-Purcell will work with youth of all ages to help build their very own stilts and coach beginner stilt walkers to reach new heights. Stilt building workshops will run from July 13-15 from 10-1 pm. Beginner stilt walking lessons will run from July 16-17 from 10-1 pm. Register at https://docs.google.com/ forms/d/1fi7VybdNPak207KMnYol a E 0 P Q n C U t N O J d 9 S W W Y Vo ukQ/ formResponse For more information, contact mail@ stillmoon.org


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Kate’s Berry Smoothie byJulie Cheng Kate doesn’t measure any of the ingredients. She just throws everything in the blender to taste. Do you have a favourite berry recipe to share? Let us know! Email Julie at rccnews-editorial@cnh.bc.ca. Any berry or combination of berries will work in this quick and easy smoothie. Frozen berries also work well. Photos by Julie Cheng

You’ll need a handful of berries, 1 banana, orange juice, and plain or vanilla yogurt.

If necessary, add more juice or yogurt to taste and blend again. Enjoy!

Place ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

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People with disabilities are normal by Mohini Takhar People could see a piece of artwork and say, “that’s beautiful.” Meanwhile, I could say that the artist felt what she was drawing. Just like what our thoughts are when we see someone different. We automatically think that person is weird or strange. This really bothers me, because why are certain people looked at differently because of how they seem on the outside? Unfortunately, this often happens in high school when there is a student who has a disability. In general, high school can be a challenging time but no one experiences what a teenager with a disability does. I say there is no shame in being different. Who said we all have to be a certain way? Recently I had a lovely chat with Rick Mesich, principal of Windermere Secondary, to discuss how a new student with a disability can face many challenges. “Many of us see people with disabilities as different until we get to know the person. Once we get to know the person, relationships are built from having conversations,” Mesich said, adding, “The student with the disability learns so much more about who they are as people, and ultimately who they are— around the idea of compassion and understanding.

There seems to be false assumptions that people with disabilities are not able to do certain things. “I think the most frustrating thing for people with disabilities is when they feel they can’t do something. If they set their minds to it, I don’t think a disability should stand in the way,” said Mesich. “On the other Mohini Takhar speaking at the annual Centre for Child Development golf hand, when adults or tournament. She shares her own experiences to show that having a disability peers pamper students isn’t so terrible after all. Photo by Harry Warkentin with disabilities, this sends a negative message to the students that they can’t Mesich added, “Everyone should be Being disabled never holds me back and that’s the best thing do something or they need extra help.” able to take part in all activities— about me.” regardless of a disability.” This Mesich said it right! People with is exactly why I am such a huge disabilities are so much more than an advocate for people with disabilities! obstacle. They are a different aspect of perfection. My point is that, at the end of the day, it is OK to have a disability. The principal of Windermere In fact, there are benefits. You get Secondary is eager to have students to go to cool events, try completely with disabilities feel involved. “I would different sports and be able to go love to see Windermere having as on a journey that no one else can. many opportunities for students with People with disabilities are unique disabilities as possible to demonstrate individuals and that should be the the general population of students.” norm. Actions definitely speak louder Mohini Takhar is a grade 11 than words. Windermere is doing a Windermere Secondary student and fantastic job of making sure that all writer-in-progress. “My biggest fear Windermere students are comfortable and thrill is public speaking because Principal Rick Mesich believes and involved with activities and events I strive to inspire people. I was everyone—whether they have going on. privileged to have the opportunity to a disability or not—should speak before three hundred people be able to take part in all about myself multiple times on behalf activities. of the Centre for Child Development.


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5 useful tips for providing references A reference is a person whom employers can contact for more information about you. 1. How many references do you need? • A minimum of three professional/academic references • Use personal references as a last resort! If you don’t have enough professional references, you can add one to two personal references (not friends or relatives) • Ensure that your reference list includes names, titles, company names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses • Always bring extra copies of your resume and reference list to interviews 2. Who are suitable references? Think of the people from past and present situations, who know you and your work style, and would say good things about you and your work. Some examples are: • Employers/supervisors/managers • Co-workers • Clients/customers • Contacts in organizations where you volunteer(ed) • Instructors/classmates * Relatives (with the same name) are not recommended for use as references 3. How do references provide their information? • By phone, letter or email, when contacted by an employer • By a letter of recommendation’ (an all-purpose reference letter given to you to use any time. It usually begins: “To whom it may concern:”) 4. How can I help my references (the people who will provide a reference)? • Ask them for permission to use them as a reference, do this with every new job search • Inform them of your current situation. Tell them that employers might be contacting them by phone, letter or email • Give each reference a copy of your resume • Prepare them before they’re contacted by the employer, by giving them the list of questions an employer might ask. Go over positive comments they could honestly make about you • Be sure to send a thank you note thanking them for their assistance 5. What questions do employers ask references on the phone? • How do you know this person? • How long have you known this person? • How would you describe this person? • What are his / her strengths and weaknesses? • What is his / her punctuality, attendance and reliability record? • How does he / she relate to others? • Describe his / her attitude • Any concerns about his/her work? This information has been brought to you by the Vancouver Northeast WorkBC Employment Services Centre. For more information on how to create a reference list and other helpful job search tips and/or information about their services please contact 604-708-9300 or www.employmentworks.ca

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Robbie and Seline Owners

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Phone: 778-855-9983 5532 Joyce St,

Trendy Group prides itself on creativity and staying up-todate with the latest trends and technologies.

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Seline and Robbie are the proud owner/operators of Trendy Group Signs and Printing. This one-stop shop for so many of your business needs is now celebrating its fourth year here in Collingwood, just south of Kingsway on Joyce. The Trendy Group team offers a creative studio headed by Seline. What they offer are professional creative and design services: creative designs, custom T-shirts, store front signage, large-format printing, business development and business identity consulting. “For more than 15 years, our workshop has been delivering on our promise to provide unique designs that are both visually dynamic yet environmentally friendly. We pride ourselves on never delivering anything less than perfection to our clients.” Seline and Robbie can create almost any design on any media. With their largeformat colour printer, they can produce banners, vinyl, wall decals, roll-up banners, vehicle wrap, real estate sign printing, posters, canvases and all sizes of stickers. No job is too large or small for Trendy Group. “Our designers bring passion and enthusiasm to every project. From original designs to complete renovations, we have you covered. Take a look at our online project portfolio and experience the beauty of design.” Every business needs business cards. Look no further; Trendy Group prides itself on always being up on the latest trends: raised ink, matte lamination with spot UV,


When it comes to signs, Robbie has been creating and installing custom signs of all sizes since 2000. Some of the signs have 3D Lettering that they create. Also channel letters, which are a three-dimensional graphic sign element fabricated from sheet metal, most often aluminum since it will not rust. Others involve the use of a lightbox; some are acrylic. Whatever your sign needs, remember Trendy Group. Seline comes to us from Dalian, China. She first came as an international student in the year 2000. She completed a business and ESL course at BCIT; also a university transfer program in Seattle. In 2008, Seline immigrated to Canada and returned back to BCIT, this time to earn her diploma in graphic design. Having met in 2001, Seline and Robbie, were married in 2005 and now have a four year old son. In their free time, they love to travel, especially locally, having driven to and from San Francisco as well as through Alberta and BC. This active pair also enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, running, snow boarding and fishing. Robbie is also a passionate gardener. Nice work you guys. Go Trendy Group!

August 14 China @Aberdeen Park August 21 India @Collingwood Park

Collingwood Celebrates Canada Day

Movies begin at dusk. Bring your own chair and blanket.

On July 1st we will be celebrating Canada Day in the Safeway parking lot (Kingsway and Tyne). Come out and join in the festivities between 11:00a.m. and 1:00p.m. Cake, refreshments and Canada Day swag to be handed out. Let’s celebrate Canada Day together! Special Thank you to our sponsors and partners Heritage Canada, Safeway, Starbucks and Don Davies MP for the cake.

Come early to participate in the preshow interactive actifvities. Make sure to pick you a CIFF 2015 stamp card and bring it to the movies to get stamped and then enter for great prizes. Stamp cards available the the CPC office, CBIA office #300 - 3665 Kingsway and for a list of participating businesses check out our facebook and twitter @CollingwoodIFF.

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alternative card thicknesses, die-cut and rounded corner business cards. Also, postcards, menus, wedding invitations, brochures, flyers. Trendy Group also produces all sorts of T-shirts. This includes custom T-shirt heat transfers, custom graphics on t-shirts, with vinyl as well.


Street Beautification Projects:

This is the third year the Collingwood Business Improvement Association and the Collingwood Community Policing Centre are partnering in the Collingwood International Film Festival (see advertisment in this issue).These are family friendly movies with english subtitles. The dates are:

Planter Boxes: The planter boxes are expected to be in by July filled with beautiful colourful plants and flowers. If you’d like to adopt a planter box contact the office at 604.639.4403 or email info@shopcollingwood.ca We thank the businesses who have agreed to adpot the planter and water every two weeks.

July 3 Spain @ Gaston Park July 24 Philippines @ Gaston Park

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July 2015


Ride the Wave at the Italian Cultural Centre by Paul Reid Ride the Wave was a rather historical event located here in RenfrewCollingwood. It was the first ever World Vision Canada event that brought together World Vision Ambassadors to mingle and meet with sponsors during an afternoon of informative fun and refreshments. The attendees learned more about how child sponsorship transforms the lives of children, their families and their communities. It also gave people the chance to find out more about their child, and how they can connect with their child – now using SKYPE and email. These new ways of connecting were demonstrated during Ride the Wave and many guests were able to connect with their children for the first time. Others learned how they could exchange pictures and stories with their children through their World Vision account. They learned how World Vision now makes it easier and safe for sponsors to visit their sponsored children, something many do each year.

On hand was Edgardo. He is a former sponsored child who shared his story of how World Vision saved his family from poverty. Edgardo is now a successful accountant with successful children of his own. Our local RCC News contributor and World Vision Ambassador, Robert F. Edwards, was on hand. “The people who came out had a great time and the Italian Cultural Centre really did a first rate job of hosting this event. Our hats are off to them.” There were plenty of activities and displays. There was a special child-friendly space set up for the kids to explore - a replica of those that World Vision creates for children in disaster zones. People were invited to join a team and play “Build It,” a simulation game based on an actual community development project in Kenya. For those with questions, there were World Vision experts to answer questions and inspire with countless stories of change. It was an informative and fun afternoon for all who took part.

Robert F. Edwards with Edgardo Gonzales. He was just nine years old when his father died in 1969, and his mother raised the family of 10 children alone in a depressed area of Manila, capital of the Philippines. Sponsorship through World Vision allowed Gonzales to complete his education in the Philippines and marry his high school sweetheart. They immigrated to Canada in 1997 with their three young children. Now on the staff of World Vision Canada, Gonzales says he is convinced “the love and harmony” in his family is one of the results of being sponsored.


Monday Fun Day is a weekly program at Collingwood Neighbourhood House for people of all ages and is open to anyone who wants to join in on the fun! Light refreshments are provided. Our Birthdays and Bingo program on the first Monday of the month is very popular and we’re happy to see new faces. Enjoy free cake and bring $2 to play bingo! On July 13th the group will take day trip to Deep Cove! Sign up early. Cost is $5 July 20th we will be joined by a local artist for a creative arts and crafts session. $2.50 We will be learning about nutrition in our Wellness Talk entitled: “I Just Ate What?” on Monday July 27th at 1:15pm. You can pick up a copy of the monthly schedule from our friendly reception staff at Collingwood Neighbourhood House, 5288 Joyce St., or check it out online: http://www.cnh.bc.ca/programs/seniors-programs/

We look forward to seeing you on Monday Fun Day!

Better at Home 家中安享计划 帮助老年人独立自主地生活

Supporting Seniors In Our Community Renfrew-Collingwood Better at Home provides non-medical support services to promote seniors’ independence. Fees on a sliding-scale based on income; seniors on a low income may be eligible for free service. 行走俱乐部 Free Walking Club Seniors’ Shuttle


Friendly Visiting


Light Housekeeping & 打理轻家务和庭院活儿 Yard Work CNH offers other seniors programs, i.e. seniors’ wellness group, community lunch, yoga, Tai Chi, and more. To learn more, please contact:


Or visit us at 5288 Joyce Street

Suzanne Liddle Sliddle@cnh.bc.ca

Kat Cureton


Better at Home is funded by the Government of British Columbia.



July 2015

The Seniors Connection Free cake every first Monday of the month at Monday Fun Day by Crecien Bencio

The following is a paid advertisement by Adrian Dix, MLA for Vancouver/Kingsway Dear Neighbours: Free Outdoor Movies and Popcorn: Collingwood Policing Centre and the Collingwood Business Improvement Association have organized a summer Collingwood International Film Festival with free outdoor movies and popcorn in July and August around our neighbourhood. It promises to be a great time. You can contact Community Policing Center (604-7172935) for more information about the date and location of the outdoor movies , or follow @CollingwoodIFF on twitter.

Join the fun at Monday Fun Day, a weekly program at Collingwood Neighbourhood House. Monday Fun Day is a weekly program at Collingwood Neighbourhood House for people of all ages and is open to anyone who wants to join in on the fun!

like the Monday Fun Day, as a great reason to get out of the house, to be around people and feel less lonely. The Crisis Centre runs a Seniors Distress Line which we learned operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The number is 604-872-1234 and you can call anytime you are feeling overwhelmed, frustrated or just want to talk with someone.

products and how different cooking methods affect nutrients in your food. You may be surprised at what you are really eating!

Those of us at the Monday Fun Day are interested in celebrating more national holidays to celebrate various countries and introduce a variety of food and traditions This month, we will be learning to our community. Last about nutrition in our Wellness June, the group celebrated Talk, entitled I Just Ate What?, Independence Day, a national on Monday, July 27at 1:15 pm. holiday of the Philippines, We will learn the importance of and sampled traditional reading labels at the grocery store Filipino food and participated Last May, we had a very informative presentation from the and how making simple changes in cultural activities with the students of the Adult Basic Crisis Centre. We discussed ways to will greatly benefit your health. Education Program. If you keep connected to our communities It will be an informative and surprising discussion of the actual are interested in organizing a and keep stress at a minimum. cultural celebration, contact People discussed social programs, contents of some common food Kat, the seniors program coordinator, at 604-435-0323 extension 227. She is always looking for new ideas, guest speakers and entertainers. Our Birthdays and Bingo program on the first Monday of the month is very popular and we’re happy to see new faces. On Monday, July 6 at 1:15 pm we’ll be celebrating birthdays of July with free cake and coffee. If you want to stay for bingo, bring a small prize or $2. We keep playing until everyone wins a prize or their money back!

Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society is seeking loving and dedicated foster parents who are willing to share their homes and provide foster care for Aboriginal babies, children, and youth in the Greater Vancouver area. We invite Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal applicants. Information Sessions are held on the 1st Tuesday of every month at 6:45pm in our office at 3284 East Broadway, Vancouver. For more information, please email foster@vacfss.com or call 604-216-7447.

You can pick up a copy of the monthly schedule from the friendly reception staff at Collingwood Neighbourhood House, 5288 Joyce Street in Vancouver, or check it out online at http://www.cnh. bc.ca/programs/seniorsprograms/. We look forward to seeing you on Monday Fun Day! Crecien Bencio is the seniors program assistant at Collingwood Neighbourhood House.

Congratulations to Adrian Dix Scholarship Winners! My congratulations go out to all graduating students from Gladstone and Windermere high schools. This is an exciting time for all of you and your families and I wish you all the very best in your future endeavors. I am proud each year to sponsor scholarships for graduating students at each school and happy to attend this year’s graduation ceremonies. Congratulations to Adrian Dix Scholarship Winners from Windermere Secondary School: - Vinny Bharati - Philip Dumagpi - Manisha Owen - Liam Polozzo. Congratulations to Adrian Dix Scholarship Winners from Gladstone Secondary School: - Jennifer Phi - Johnny Yang Legislature - Summer Session The Legislative Assembly be will reconvened in July 13 for a short summer section. I am ready once again to bring your concerns, represent your voice, and hold the government accountable at the Legislative Assembly this Summer. If you have any other issues or concerns that you would like me to bring forward please feel free to contact me at the office: 604-660-0314 Free Public Access Computer A reminder to those seeking computer access for social assistance applications, BC Housing files, resume creation or housing and job searches: I have set up a public computer in my constituency office with quick links to Ministry websites, government services, and community resources. All constituents are welcome to drop by during our office hours (Monday toThursday from 9am to 4pm, and on Friday by appointment). My Constituency Assistants are happy to help with any difficulty.


July 2015


Collingwood Neighbourhood House


CNH’s School Age Summer Camp provides fun, safe, and stimulating child care by Norman Hill

School’s out for summer, but parents with school age children (5 – 12 years old) still need someone to care for their children during the summer vacation. School Age Summer Camp can be a great solution. Summer Camp spaces are available at Graham Bruce and Renfrew Elementary Schools. Summer Camp is fun, safe, and staffed by qualified educators of school age children. The Camp runs from July 2 to August 31, and provides care from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm, Monday to Friday. Children participate in interesting activities, including arts, crafts, cooking, music, drama, science, dance, indoor/ outdoor games, reading, and outdoor playtime. Besides regular activities at the school sites, children will enjoy stimulating field trips to Van Dusen Gardens, GardenWorks,

COMMUNITY LUNCH Collingwood Neighbourhood House invites you to lunch every Tuesday and Thursday. Full meal prices are $6.25 for adults, $5 for seniors, $4 for students and $3.25 for children under 12. Items can be purchased a la carte or “to go.”

July lunch menu Thursday, July 2 Grilled chicken with salsa Rice Salad, Strawberry coffee cake

Kitsilano Pool, Steveston, Simon Fraser University Science Outreach, Stanley Park Nature Detective Program, Capilano Treetop Adventures, Second Beach, and Vancouver Museum Explore Egypt. Summer Camp costs $175 per week. This includes two snacks per day and all field trip transportation and admissions. If parents need help to pay for Summer Camp, they may be able to get a government subsidy for child care. They can call 1-888-338-6622 for

Tuesday, July 7 Yam and black bean soup Chicken or veggie frittata Salad, Raspberry tart

information and to apply for a subsidy. Summer Camp staff are qualified educators of school age children and all have First Aid training, so children can have fun while staying safe and continuing to learn during the summer. For more information or to register, call Alison Merton at 604-435-0323. School Age Summer Camp is operated by Collingwood Neighbourhood House

Thursday, July 9 Burger (beef or vegetarian) Roasted root vegetables Salad, Chocolate apricot pudding Tuesday, July 14 Tomato soup Tuna Nicoise salad, Garlic bread Ice cream with seasonal fruit (CNH). If English is difficult for parents, they can call 604-435-0323 or email info@cnh.bc.ca and CNH staff can help them in other languages.

Choose CNH for convenient and affordable room rentals! Are you looking for an affordable, local place to hold a party, meeting or event? Then consider booking a room at CNH. A wide variety of rooms are available at reasonable rates in our Main House at 5288 Joyce Street, conveniently located within minutes of the Joyce-Collingwood SkyTrain Station or Kingsway. Options include everything from small rooms, to larger dividable rooms, to a full gym or even a commercial kitchen! Equipment such as white boards, flip charts, TV/ DVD, and coffee machines can also be rented, to help make your event a success. CNH rooms are perfect for parties, meetings, seminars, receptions, and birthdays. CNH has lots of repeat renters who appreciate the convenience and affordable rates of its rental rooms.

Rental costs start from $20/hour for a small room and range up to $160/hour for the full gym (Rates for local residents. Higher rates apply for nonlocal renters). Optional equipment costs are $40/day per item. It’s easy to rent a room at CNH: go to the Front Desk, check out the available rooms, fill out a contract, and pay the fees for your room.

Thursday, July 16: Annabelle’s Celebration Lunch Australian meat pie (or vegetarian option) Salad, Apple crumble Tuesday, July 21 Creamy arugula soup Salmon or vegetable quiche Salad, Mango mousse Thursday, July 23 Baked glazed salmon Mashed potatoes Salad, Seasonal fruit salad Tuesday, July 28 Corn chowder Crab cakes Salad, Peach pie Thursday, July 30 Warm pasta salad (meat or vegetarian) Garlic bread Blueberry parfait

For more information or to check on room availability or costs, call 604-435-0323 or email info@cnh.bc.ca

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July 2015


Don Davies, MP Vancouver Kingsway

Wishing Everyone a Safe and Happy Canada Day!

They will be peacekeepers Art and message by Ricardo Cerna We must believe and support the future of our children; spend all the time we need to teach them at home, in their schools, at church and in our Renfrew-Collinwood community. As Whitney Houston once sang: I believe the children are our future / Teach them well and let them lead the way / Show them all the beauty they possess inside / Give them a sense of pride to make it easier / Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be.

2951 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5R 5J4 Tel: 604-775-6263 Email: Don.Davies@parl.gc.ca

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For our full listing of programs check out our website or drop by and pick up a brochure. GST included. Registration has now started. Register early so you don’t miss out.

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Night Market Tour (55+yrs) Fri


Jul 3


Umbrella Painting in the Park (55+yrs)

Paint your very own original umbrella to shade yourself from the sun or to keep off the rain. All supplies included. This is a jointly sponsored event with Thunderbird and held at Renfrew Park CC. Thu 10:00am-2:00pm Jul 9 $6/person

Golden Ears Cheesecrafters (55+yrs)

Please bring a bagged lunch. Thu 9:15am-3:30pm

Jul 16

Summer Sizzler Luncheon (55+yrs)


There will be a full meal with entertainment and door prizes. Wed 12:00-2:30pm Jul 29 $9/person

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Hip Hop (4-9yrs)

Linda Phan Come and groove to your favourite tunes. Hip hop for little kids! Fun with rhythm and imagination games. Please bring a water bottle. Sun Jul 12-Aug 30 $56/8 sess 4-6yrs 2:00-3:00pm 7-9yrs 3 :00-4:00pm

Playgrounds (All Ages)

Wading pools will be open pending weather conditions. Collingwood Park Mon-Fri Jul 13-Aug14 10am-5pm Slocan Park Mon Wed Fri Jul 13-Aug 14 10am-5pm Renfrew Park Tue Thu Jul 14-Aug 13 10am-5pm

Licensed Preschool Camp (3-5yrs)

Mon-Fri Mon-Fri

9:30am-12:00pm Jul 6-Aug 28 12:30-3:00pm Jul 6-Aug 28

Ballet (2-5yrs)

2-3yrs 3-4yrs 3-5yrs

Sun Mon Sun

Alice Shiu $62.50/5 sess $62.50/5 sess

Isabella Flores 11:15am-12:00pm Jul 12-Aug 30 $42/8 sess 2:15-3:00pm Jul 13-Aug 31 $49/7 sess 12:00-1:00pm Jul 12-Aug 30 $56/8 sess

Falaise Hall Camp (6-12yrs) Note: Held at Falaise Hall - 3434 Falaise Ave Each child will receive one Renfrew Summer Day Camp T-shirt. Program subject to change without notice. After care available. Mon-Fr i 9:00am-3:00pm Jul 6-10 $100/5 sess

Bikini Body (19+yrs) Alicia Meek Alicia walks you through how to safely lose weight and keep it off through cleansing and meal planning. Tips on how to tighten and tone. All recipes included! Includes Lifestyle and Meal Plan plus Recipes. Bonus: Home Toning Workout Tue 6:30-8:00pm Jul 7


Wibit Inflatable Day

Saturday, July 4, 2015


Come and join in the fun! *Regular admission rates apply.

Friendly Reminder: Pool Closed for Annual Pool Maintenance Mon Aug 10 – Mon Sep 7



July 2015

2015 R. Paul Kerston Community Educator Award Recipient: Paula Carr Paula Carr is the recipient of the 2015 R. Paul Kerston Award for patient/community educators who have expanded student learning beyond traditional professional boundaries. Named after long-time community educator, R. Paul Kerston, this annual award was established in 2014 to honour outstanding community educators who have made a difference to student learning at the University of BC.

The award-winning Paula Carr was the executive director of Collingwood Neighbourhood House from 1988 to 2010 and, in June 2015, left CNH to become a physician engagement lead for the Divisions of Family Practice with Doctors of BC.


Paula Carr, the former community strategist and intercultural neighbourhood developer with Collingwood Neighbourhood House, has collaborated with UBC since 2004. She helped produce the award-winning film, Where Strangers Became Neighbours, which has been used in six or more UBC courses. The film illustrates the importance of an intercultural community development approach when working with an interprofessional team of community partners and diverse neighbourhood populations such as immigrants, those living on low income, aboriginal people, people with disabilities and people with mental illness. Since 2011, Paula has been involved in a project called RC INTERactive where she has supervised numerous UBC students doing community-based experiential learning projects. Paula is also coauthor of a chapter that is a case study of RC INTERactive, the community-university partnership that has a community engagement component for students.

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