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Dave Dotan joins fellow SFU business students and NHL players to launch Potential Apparel.

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Dave Dotan considers himself to be one of the fortunate ones. The product of Richmond Minor Hockey remembers the support he got from his parents to achieve his potential on the ice — the sacrifices they had to make in both time and finances to allow him to ultimately suit up on the blue line of the WHL’s Prince Albert Raiders. That’s why the 21-year-old, and a group of fellow SFU business students, are launching a lifestyle clothing company, called Potential Apparel, that will use part of its proceeds to help disadvantaged youth participate in organized sports. “Oh, wow, it was a huge commitment by my folks,” Dotan says, sitting outside Minoru Arenas where he spent a good deal of time on the ice. “When you consider hockey sticks alone can cost $100 each, it’s a big commitment financially. Then you have league fees, tournament fees, skate sharpening. It adds up to a lot of money.

Richmond Sun runner banned for cheating

A runner from Richmond is one of two competitors in The Vancouver Sun Run to have been stripped of their medals and barred from participating again. Video analysis and eye witness accounts demonstrated the pair cheated to win their age categories. Neena Cheema, who won the 50-54 age category for women, and Richmond’s Mohammed Razak, who came first in the 55-59 age category for men, were advised Wednesday by Jamie

Pitblado, vice-president promotions and community investment at The Vancouver Sun and Province, that an investigation had concluded they cheated in the race by taking shortcuts. Neither denied the charge, he said. “We’re absolutely appalled,” Pitblado said in an interview. “It’s unfair for the tens of thousands of people who participate for the love of the sport or the community aspect of it and who do so fair and square. We

won’t stand for it.” Contacted by a Vancouver Sun reporter, Razak said, “I took some shortcuts but I didn’t do that purposely.” He added, “I don’t know whether that’s cheating. I wasn’t there to cheat anybody.” Cheema’s phone was not answered when a reporter called. ! Full story at www.richmond-news. com. — Vancouver Sun

“And you have to be financially stable and secure because hockey is one of the most expensive sports you can get a kid into.” Thankfully, his parents were able to provide that. But during his travels through the lower hockey ranks and into the WHL Dotan became aware how lucky he was to get an “education” on the ice. “Growing up, I realized that when my career was over how important sports was to me, and my friends,” Dotan said. “It’s taught me many things in life. And over time I began to see how many kids couldn’t afford to play sports. And that’s unfortunate because the education you get from playing sports is just as valuable as school.” So, using his business skills Potential Apparel was born. The line of t-shirts, hoodies and ball caps will start being sold online April 30 at potentialapparel.com. To help give the business a push Dotan is enlisting the support of his many hockey buddies who now are on the cusp or have started their pro hockey careers. see Gallagher page 6

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Eye diseases no laughing matter Comic Vision event to help fund vision research

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Any optometrist could see the early signs of macular degeneration, a disease that eventually causes blindness. Dark spots would appear on an image of the eye. But 30 years ago, optometrist Dr. Donna Mockler wouldn’t tell her patients if she saw this type of image, for there was no treatment. “There was nothing I could offer them, I couldn’t offer a lot of hope,” she said at her Richmond clinic on Westminster Highway. “When people would hear that, all they would think was blindness and would become depressed.” Due to advances in vision research, diseases like macular degeneration’s progress can be slowed and treated, and there’s also more education in prevention. One of the leading funding bodies for vision research in Canada is Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) and it comes to Richmond with its annual fundraiser Comic Vision next Thursday, May 2 at River Rock Casino Resort. The event features three stand-up comedians and provides the opportunity for people to meet researchers and participate in silent auctions. One in nine Canadians still suffer from irreversible vision loss, and more than 1 million suffer from macular degeneration — a number that is only increasing with the aging population. “I’ve witnessed first-hand the devastating effects of vision loss in my patients,” said Mockler, who is on the organizing committee for Comic Vision. “A person loses their sense of independence, their mobility and their enjoyment of life.” With a charitable organization like FFB,

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Optometrist Dr. Donna Mockler, is helping bring Comic Vision, a fundraiser for Foundation Fighting Blindness, to the River Rock Casino Resort next Thursday. funding is more likely to be provided for small and innovative research bodies, according to Mockler. These organizations tend not to have a bias that pharmaceutical companies may have, and are willing to take more risks than larger funding companies. The result has been funds provided for

several innovative university research projects such as stem cell research, retinal implants and drug treatments. “Seeing the research gives us hope, and we’re empowered by that hope,” said Mockler. “Comic Vision allows us to come together and celebrate this newfound empowerment.”

Richmond News columnist earns B.C. award

Danielle Aldcorn, columnist for the Richmond News, is the recipient of the 2013 British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors’ Communication Award for her column Family Function. The BCACC Communication Award recognizes a member or organization from the media field who has provided regular, continuing, or special assistance in promoting counselling and mental health issues in the community. Before entering private practice as a registered clinical counsellor, Aldcorn

worked as a social worker and often provided services for low income families who had limited access to support and resources. Knowing that the fee for private counselling services can be a barrier for many families, Aldcorn started writing the Family Function column in the Richmond News as a way to continue offering service, resources, and information free to the public. Family Function is a popular column that has run in the Richmond News for almost 10 years. The column generally focuses on

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BC Conservative Party leader John Cummins pledged four years of stabilized funding and greater input from parents in B.C.’s education system during a provincial election campaign stop in Richmond Thursday afternoon. “We want to see some stability in the system so teachers can be confident that the system is there to support them, and at the same time allow parents to have a say,” Cummins told a gathering of reporters outside Burnett Secondary school. “We need to make sure that the schools and parents are working together for the betterment of the students,” added Cummins. For the May 14 B.C. election, Cummins is running in the riding of Langley.

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BC Conservative leader John Cummins was in Richmond Thursday to talk about education funding. He said that for too long parents have been left out of the classroom, and vowed to work with teachers to separate “the legitimate wage and benefit demands from classroom concerns.” “The issues of the classroom should not be left or addressed simply on a prov-

ince-wide basis,” he said. “These concerns should be addressed locally and there should be input from parent advisory committees.” On the stabilization of funding, Cummins said it would better allow planning efforts. He called the moves “getting back to the basics...” PHOTO SUBMITTED

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The trail of debt and customers left stranded continues to spiral in the wake of a travel firm collapsing this week. Alameda Travels Ltd. suddenly shut up shop Monday morning at its office in Admiralty Centre on McKim Way, just southwest of the Cambie and Garden City roads intersection. More than a dozen customers are known to have been left almost $25,000 out of pocket by the firm’s closure. And one customer alleges Alameda’s owner, Deanna Leung, forged initials to alter a cheque made out to the travel company to pay for flights to Shanghai. “Last weekend, I went to check my bank statement and I noticed a cheque that I made out to Alameda for $2,396 had been changed to be payable to Deanna Leung,” said Tingting Yao. She had forged my initials on

the change, I couldn’t believe it.” However, it didn’t become apparent there was a problem with the two flights she’d booked until Sunday evening, when a former Alameda employee called her to say the firm had folded. “I called the airline, China Eastern, and they said my reservations had been cancelled because Alameda owed them money,” said Yao. “I don’t know if I’ll ever see my money again.” No one answered the door at Alameda’s office and its phone number clicks directly into voicemail. Many angry customers have contacted Consumer Protection BC about the sudden closure. The consumer watchdog, which is responsible for enforcing consumer law and issues travel firm licences, said it received a call from Alameda Monday morning to say it was “ceasing operations immediately.” ! For the full story, go to www.richmondnews.com.

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veryone’s in a tizzy since the Americans announced they’re considering charging a fee to Canadian border crossers. While bridges across the Lower Mainland, including the one between Maple Ridge and Langley, are springing up with tolls, we’ve always taken it for granted that a trip to the States will be gratis. Well, for a certain value of free. A border crossing fee, especially one of $1 to $10, won’t deter anyone from making a once-a-year trip to see Disneyland or their American friends or relatives. But there are those who cross the border every day — truckers, mostly, but some folks choose to live in Canada and work in the U.S., or vice versa. Then there are those who cross once a week or so, to get cheap gas, maybe pick up some milk and eggs. For those frequent crossers, it will be the equivalent of a significant toll. Even a dollar a day adds up — especially if the exchange rate slips over the years. That’s in addition to the non-monetary costs we’ve endured along the borders over the past decade. Increased security has meant the need for more ID, including passports or enhanced driver’s licenses. If the U.S. puts a border toll in place, they’ll be taking a small chunk out of the Canadian economy. We could put up a tit-for-tat fee of our own — but that would also hurt us. Do we want to discourage American tourists and film crews from coming up here and pouring money into our coffers? Definitely not. It’s been decades now since we had our debate about free trade with the U.S. It’s ironic that, with free trade thoroughly entrenched, the United States is now considering putting a price on the movement of individuals through the world’s longest undefended border.

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Search for forgotten hero The Editor, I’m hoping Richmond News readers may have information on an Arthur Wilfred Butler (1891-1956). The village of Scotter in Lincolnshire, England is looking for information about this man who emigrated to Canada in 1912. Wilf was born on March 3, 1891 in Yorkshire and was brought up in Scotter with his three younger sisters Gertrude (‘Cissie’), Eva and Maud. During the First World War he served in the Canadian Army in Lord Strathcona’s Horse. He was described as five feet 10 inches tall with grey eyes. Scotter listed him on their village War Memorial to remember his wartime service. On Sept. 10, 1932 he married Mary Hannah Bull in Winnipeg. From 1945, he worked as an accountant at Frasea Farms, Sea Island and lived in Richmond at 860 Blundell Rd. He and Mary moved to 410 No. 3 Rd. where Wilf died on Dec. 7 1956. He is written about on the Scotter Parish Council website (www.scotterpc.info) and I’d love to hear from anyone with any knowledge of this man. Please contact Andrew by email at scotterwm@live.co.uk. Andrew Sheardown Scotter England

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Debates seldom change people’s minds As I write this, we’re a few hours away from the second of a series of allcandidates meetings and debates for the Langley and Fort Langley-Aldergrove ridings. For those interested in how the leaders of the four major parties will perform, there will be televised debates next week. Will they change anyone’s mind? That is what debate is supposed to do, ideally. A well-reasoned argument is intended to change the mind of a viewer or participant. In reality, it seldom seems to happen. If you are a regular observer of the political scene, for example, you can observe the party faithful gathering at local all-candidates meetings. Half the crowd will have their party colours in the form of a button or t-shirt. They’re not there to give reasoned consideration to the other parties. They’re there to cheer on their own candidate, throw a few softball questions to their own side and a couple of tough ones to their opposition. The same seems to hold true for the big televised debates at any level. The most excited people will be the pundits for TV, radio, and daily papers. They want a good fight more than anything, a “knockout punch,” some serious drama. Before the debate, they’ll talk about Gordon Wilson’s famous performance in 1991, or Brian Mulroney’s savaging of John Turner in 1984.

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These moments are rare, and I would argue that they don’t so much change people’s minds as bring forth ideas that have been long-forming. When Mulroney attacked Turner on patronage, he wasn’t just attacking a new prime minister who had made unpopular appointments. He was indirectly attacking Pierre Trudeau, insider politics, shady deals, and a general sense that the Liberal party was a spent force, a party out of touch with the average Canadian. Likewise, when Wilson derisively dismissed both NDP leader Mike Harcourt and Socred leader Rita Johnston, he didn’t create from nothing the idea that the Socreds and NDP weren’t good enough. He turned himself into a focus for all those people who were sick of Bill Vander Zalm, but didn’t want to go quite that far left as to mark an X for the NDP. The common thread in these “knockouts” is that they hammered already tired and doddering governments. The federal Liberals of 1984 were always going to be buried alive by the voters; Mulroney just threw a few more shovels of dirt on

the coffin. Parties seldom rise and fall one one mistake, one scandal, one slip of the tongue in a debate. Let’s consider the NDP, from 1991 to 2001. Why did they lose so badly that they only had two MLAs after their electoral wipeout? Was it the Fast Ferries? That’s the first answer that comes to mind for many people, and it certainly deserves to be remembered in the annals of great Canadian boondoggles. But the NDP had struggled back from Bingogate, from the departure of Mike Harcourt, from whatever Moe Sihota was up to in any given week. The Fast Ferries were a political knockout, but they came on the heels of a lot of other things that had irked people over 10 years. Any government makes unpopular decisions, and it makes enemies faster than friends. If the Liberals lose this election, no one will be surprised, given their current standing in the polls. We may lay the blame on the HST, or BC Rail. But those will be symbols for the slow buildup of pressure that happens when a government is in power for many years. One debate, one knockout, just cracks the dam and releases the pressure that’s been building ever since the party was sworn in. Matthew Claxton is a reporter with the Langley Advance.


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The Editor, The first victim in political campaigns, as in wartime, is truth. Nothing illustrates this better than the April 19 ad by my MLA, John Yap, and today’s B.C. Liberals which appeared in your April 19 paper: “The Choice is clear. Strong Economy. Secure Tomorrow.” Sorry, Mr. Yap, today’s Liberals are no different from the old Liberals under Gordon Campbell. Deception is not only your party’s modus operandi, it IS in your name. Just because you claim you are liberal does not mean you are. You and the Liberal Party are literally wolves in sheep’s clothing; a coalition comprised of lots of right-wing Conservatives (aka Socreds), with a few token Liberals thrown in so they could sell their political souls to gain power. Unlike real Liberals, they are the party of big business, the ones that rip up union contracts for teachers and hospital employees, inflicts a carbon tax on schools and hospitals so that free enterprise can get tax credits, and fund huge parties like the Olympics and the Bollywood Awards to help their developer buddies and bring the world to Vancouver and/or to woo the ethnic vote. They are the ones who, immediately after the last election, brought in the “Hated Sales Tax,” after saying it was “not on their radar.” The B.C. Liberal Party has recently shown its bending of the truth by spending $15 million of taxpayers’ money towards very blatant political advertising about the success of the Jobs Creation Plan; in reality that program was a total failure as was the pretense that this was government information telling the fictional truth of their ineffective programs. Lies, lies, and more lies. And Mr. Yap is well aware of the secretive backroom plan created in the premier’s

office to use more tax money to seduce the ethnic voters (aka as bribing ethnic voters) to vote Liberal. When that unethical, sneaky strategy came to light, Mr. Yap had to fall on his sword for his responsibility. He resigned his cabinet post because of his admitted breach of ethics. Funny, he doesn’t feel he has to resign his MLA’s position for the same lack of ethics. How’s that for a double standard! And now my MLA for Steveston has the audacity to advertise that by voting Liberal, we will secure a strong economy and a secure tomorrow. The BC Liberals have never had a balanced budget, despite what they pretended during the last budget. And for the next few years, they will continue to run a deficit. The fairytale goes something much like this: If the Liquefied Natural Gas Plants are built in the far future and if the hypothetical market overseas buys our LNG, and if there isn’t another downturn in the market like 2008 and if pigs could fly, then maybe, just maybe in about 10 years, we might be debt free. It’s like relying on winning the Lotto 649 instead of saving for your retirement. Just because you say it’s so, doesn’t mean it is necessarily so. Looking back at the ad, I notice that the ad only states that “the choice is clear.” Nowhere does it boldly state the choice is to vote Liberal. My choice is clearly to vote for anything but Liberal. It’s time to kick the them out! This time, I prefer to vote NDP. They’re not perfect, but they are clearly more honest than the fibbing Liberals. I hope Christy Clark and her trained MLA seals spin in their political graves. Eric Hanson Richmond

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and finish, and an interior layout that hasn’t quite aged as well as the exterior. There are a lot of buttons, requiring taking your eyes off the road. But buttons don’t break like fancy touchscreens do. And while a few demerits must be given for the relative age of the MDX’s interior styling, most of those points are won back by the simple fact that all this stuff will still be working when the car is in the hands of its third owner. It also feels sturdy enough to put up with having a three-year-old scramble over the seats in muddy shoes and then spill apple juice directly into the CD-changer.

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Community Rekindle your springtime love affair with the garden Right now I am in love with ready to burst into colour in our garden. After an initial rush the coming weeks. of activity to tidy it up and We have a large (meteor remove some of the dead debris sized) hole where my husthat winter left behind, it is in a band and friend Dave took perfect state. out our bamboo. I was told it Although the daffodils have wouldn’t travel, and I think GARDEN RAMBLINGS most of this was wishful passed, their deadheading is thinking on my part. minimal, and right now all I Although I adored the way it swayed in do is enjoy the lushness of the new growth. I know there are spaces where things have the wind, it was a bit too happy and was died, but I haven’t quite figured out what is causing too much of the garden to become in missing enough to go into mourning. shade. I kept thinking “just one more year,” The rhodos are still full of potential but finally reason caught up with me. We — their buds for the most part swelling and have filled most of the hole with an azalea

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Continued from page 18 Richmond’s 6th annual arts, culture and heritage festival. Coordinated by the Richmond Museum Society and Doors Open Steering Committee, this free event allows visitors of all ages to explore Richmond’s arts, culture and heritage at 49 partner sites through the use of a Doors Open colour brochure guide. The sites include heritage landmarks, places of worship, art galleries, museums, national historic sites and the artist studios of: Adrienne Moore, Alice Saunders, Aphrodite Blagojevic, Karen Lorena Parker, Danny Chen, Gina Page, Pamela Holl Hunt, Jeanette Jarville, Loraine Wellman, and Rita McArthur. Free Doors Open brochures available after April 24 at City of Richmond facilities or at www.richmond.ca/doorsopen Phone: 604-247-8300 Email: doorsopen@richmond.ca

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A20 April 26, 2013 The Richmond News

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A22 April 26, 2013 The Richmond News

I wish Horses could talk! by Jack Micner

What is always important to understand, in any property ownership situation (including a dispute of most any kind), is that despite the existence of a registered owner, on title, that is not absolutely conclusive evidence of full legal (and beneficial) ownership of the property. This issue arises fairly often in Estate situations, where the mix of documents that exist, and evidence of discussions among individuals, can lead to confusion, and ultimately a judicial consideration of the issues. Put another way, many people are “promised” assets by others while the “other” is alive. Documents made may or may not support the promise (and may not be brought to the attention of the person). After the “other” passes away, the surviving person is left to contemplate whether to try and enforce the promise. Earlier this month, reasons for judgment were released in the case called Sabey v. Beardsley and Estate of Hopffgarten and others. This is a dispute over ownership of a horse farm. Facts The Plaintiff first met the deceased and her husband, in Washington State, when he was a teenager. He saw them riding “dressage” and became immediately interested. He called them to ask for lessons and they agreed. From that, a very close, long term relationship evolved. The Plaintiff did a tremendous amount of work on the farm in Washington, and received lessons in return. This went for years. As the Plaintiff grew older, he chose to do missionary work in Asia, and left for two years. When he returned, he was permitted back on to the farm and continued his lessons and the farm work. He was not well compensated but was on occasion told of the couples’ long term plans, which appeared to be in part, that the farm would “one day be yours”. The Plaintiff was also encouraged by the couple to pursue post-secondary studies. The Plaintiff pursued Accounting at a Washington State college, and was able to arrange his classes so that he could maximize his time at the farm, and continue his work, and his riding (though it seemed a lot more work than riding). At a certain point, the couple made Codicils to their Wills, where they bequeathed their farm to the Plaintiff. However, the Codicils were not witnessed by two persons, and so were invalid. The Plaintiff over time, believed that the farm would be left to him and when the husband died, in 2006, the Plaintiff had a few discussions with the surviving wife and that belief was reinforced. When the wife passed, in 2011, her Will said in part that the farm was bequeathed to another person. I am sure that the Plaintiff was quite shocked when he discovered this. Court’s decision The case, legally speaking, was about something called proprietary estoppel. What that means, essentially, is that if a promise is made to someone, and they rely on it, documents made at a certain point in time won’t override the promise. What was most interesting was that the Plaintiff was a model witness. His credibility was not in doubt, and his evidence was thorough. Indeed, the Plaintiff is now well into his adult life (he is in his mid thirties) and so had a twenty plus year history with the (now deceased) couple. He clearly organized his life over many years to permit him to work, largely unpaid, at the farm. Other people who worked on the farm provided the Court with good, corroborative evidence about the Plaintiff as well (I’m sure that if the dressage horses the Plaintiff rode could have spoken, they would have given good evidence too!). The Court seemed to have a relatively easy task of concluding that the promise to the Plaintiff was made (more than once), the Plaintiff acted on it (over years) and did suffer detriment (a significant amount of work, though not from a negative perspective because he had a very strong relationship with the couple). Thus the case for the estoppel was made, and the Plaintiff was awarded the ownership of the farm. I think it was the proper result. Summary This is an important case, because this sort of thing happens often in our society, and I question how many people are aware of the remedy that exists. Not that it is always a simple remedy to pursue, but it is worthy of consideration, especially where a person’s life is so affected over years as was the case with the Plaintiff in this case. Understand that regardless what a title might show as the name of the registered owner(s), the true owner or person entitled may be different. There’s always a story!

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Three years after it was built, the Ugandan library is a social hub, teeming with kids excited to read and colour, students needing to study and older women wanting to learn English, as they make paper beaded necklaces. It’s a far cry from what was there when Richmond resident Andrea Dyck arrived in 2010 as part of a CIDA (Canadian International Development Agency) internship. “We thought we’d be helping with a community library,” said the Hugh McRoberts graduate, now 31. “But when we got there, we realized we were two hours away from the nearest major town, and there was no library to speak of.” “We were staying in the only house, the rest was mud huts.” Slowly, Dyck and her fellow intern Jocelyn Preece got rid of the rat-chewed books — put there during the first stab at a library — fixed the roof and painted the building. Upon their return to Canada after five months in Bunalwenhi village, they became board members of Under the Reading Tree, a Vancouver-based organization that helps Sub-Saharan African countries build libraries and promote literacy, as board members. They immediately had their library added to the organization’s list of library projects in Uganda. Three years later, Dyck has organized a fundraiser tonight (Friday) with African drumming and dancing, crafts and a silent auction. All proceeds go to Under the Reading Tree’s five libraries in Uganda. “When we first got there, we had expected a library, whereas the owner of the property, John (Waibi-Walubi), had expected us to be bringing all the resources,” she said. Waibi-Walubi had left the village for university and was a former professor who wanted to give the community access to resources it never had before. He first attempted to build a library with his own books from college, but without

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Andrea Dyck taking books to Uganda, above, and with the grateful students, below. She has organized a fundraiser tonight (Friday) with African drumming and dancing, crafts and a silent auction. All proceeds go to Under the Reading Tree’s five libraries in Uganda. the proper funds, couldn’t get it off the ground. Books had been rare commodities in the village and most of the classrooms didn’t have the required reading that students

needed to pass their exams. “Often the sustainability of foreign aid is questioned, but to provide knowledge and books, there’s no agenda,” said Dyck. “We want to provide access to knowl-

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edge so that people can become empowered through it.” The two interns worked with WaibiWalubi to set up a board of directors, train a librarian and other employees. Acknowledging the power involved in selecting the books for the library, Dyck said they left it up to the board. “They know what the community needs. We asked teachers what was needed as well. “But we wanted to extract ourselves from the process early, so it could be selfsufficient. It developed organically and in a way that made the most sense for the community.” After a few hiccups — including a donation of books that the U.S. government had rendered obsolete — the library was ready to open its doors. Floods of young children ran in, just excited to be there and have a gathering place where they could flip through picture books and colour, recalls Dyck. “It was pretty funny, these were really young kids, like two or three years old,” she said. “So they couldn’t really read yet, but just wanted to look at the books. It was pretty cool to see everyone so excited.” Now, the library gives people the opportunity to learn English through classes run by Waibi-Walubi’s wife Deborah Waibi and plans to hold workshops where people can learn to read. Through a coordinator in the village, Under the Reading Tree receives regular progress reports and sends funds once a month. Dyck had returned to Uganda for 10 months in 2012 and plans on going back. “I feel very connected to it. It was such an eye-opening experience for me. Everyone had been so friendly and welcoming.” The fundraiser will be held at the Anza Club in Vancouver at 8 p.m. It features drumming by African Soul Train, followed by a DJ. Tickets cost $25. For more information, visit www.underthereadingtree.org, or www.africansoultrain.com.

Japanese children’s choir hits town Join in with Asian Heritage Month The Wakayama Children’s Choir will perform in Richmond next week as part of the 40th anniversary celebrations of the two cities’ relationship. The 43-strong choir, aged between 13 and 18, will perform alongside the Richmond Youth Honour Choir for one night. The event takes place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1 at Richmond Pentecostal Church at 9300 Westminster Hwy. Tickets costing $5 are available from the Richmond Youth Honour Choir web-

site, www.ryhc.org; Long & McQuade, 6760 No. 3 Rd; or at the door. Children under 12 are free. The Richmond Youth Honour Choir represents some of the best young singers in the city. In past seasons, the Richmond Choir has performed for the Emperor of Japan, at the 2010 Winter Olympics, and at Unisong Choral Music Festival in Ottawa, Ontario. The Wakayama Children’s Choir has performed in many parts of the world including the USA, China, Europe and Canada.

May marks Asian Heritage Month and the City of Richmond has partnered with a variety of community groups and Tree of Life Events to deliver free or low cost activities celebrating the roots of Richmond’s Asian heritage. Throughout the month, people are invited to bring their friends and family to enjoy Pan-Asian arts and culture and to explore Asian heritage and traditions. Events range from film screening, dance and music performances, Asian-inspired cooking, community dialogues, literary events, presentations on Richmond’s multi-

cultural history. Asian Heritage Month will kick off Friday, May 3 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the new Steveston Tram Building, along with the celebration of Doors Open Richmond 2013 and the 100th birthday of the Steveston No. 1220 Interurban Tram. For more information about Asian Heritage Month in Richmond, visit www. richmond.ca/culture. For other questions and to add your event that celebrates Asian Heritage Month in Richmond, contact Alan Hill at 604 276 4391 or email alan.hill@ richmond.ca.


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Senior members from the Steveston Kendo Club made their way down to Seattle last weekend to participate in the 37th Annual University of Washington Senior Kendo Tournament. The local members dominated the event by placing in six of the seven divisions. The club had entries in the Team Division — Steveston “A’ (made up of the older, experienced members) and Steveston “B” (made up of the younger, faster members). They went on to face off against each other in the finals. The experience of the “A” team was evident early on as it held a 2-0 lead going into the third of five matches. The built up excitement for the final three matches quickly came to an end as a

thunderstorm outside created a power outage which resulted in the cancellation of the final match with the “A” team ahead. Steveston members gaining the podium were: Vincent Yu (2nd place, 0-4 Kyu NonDegree Div.), David Yao (1st place, 1-3 Kyu Non-Degree Div.), Wendy Robillard (3rd place, Ladies Open Div.). Ryan Murao (1st place, 1-2 Dan Black Belt Div.) Philip Nishikihama (3rd place, 4 Dan & Over Black Belt Div.) Neal Nakano (2nd place, 4 Dan & Over Black Belt Div.), Steveston “A” (1st place Team Division — Paul Lee, Mina Kobayashi, Ian Miki, Philip Nishikhama, Neal Nakano). Steveston “B” (2nd place, Team Division — Alex Lee, Gen Mizutani, Sean O’Sullivan, Leo Leung, Ryan Murao).

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U15 United lead host association into Coastal Cup finals

Metro Select League boys champions will be among five local teams competing for division titles next weekend A year ago, Richmond United Metro Boys Soccer Program’s top 1998 born players were the only team to miss out on the club’s domination at the Coastal “A” Cup Championships. This time they are in the hunt with an exclamation mark. U15 United is one of five local teams which will be playing for Coastal Cup titles next weekend on home turf. The locals had already secured a berth in this summer’s Provincial Cup Championships after captur-

ing the Metro Select League with a 12-2-2 record, however, Jonathan Kallner’s side was far from done. Richmond defeated North Vancouver 2-0 in the quarter-finals then pounded defending champion Port Moody AC Selects 7-1 last weekend to set-up a cup final against the Saanich Fusion on May 5 (1 p.m.) at Richmond High. United’s top 1999s will be looking to repeat as champions after advancing to the

U14 final with a 1-0 win in penalty kicks over league winner Burnaby Selects. Shawn Sandhu’s squad takes on Coquitlam Metro Ford next Saturday (9:20 a.m.) at Minoru Park. Richmond is also looking for backto-back titles at the U18 level after three straight home field victories, including a 1-0 triumph over North Coquitlam last weekend. What’s impressive about this squad is the bulk of Ted Lorenz’s roster are

U17s that won the Coastal Cup a year ago. United takes on the Burnaby Royals in the final May 5 (2:30 p.m.) at Minoru. Joining the U13 All-Stars on the girls side is Richmond Synergy. The U15 squad has reached the final for the second straight year after 2-0 win over the Delta Selects last weekend. Coached by Ron Ng, the girls will face the Central City Breakers Elite next Saturday (9:10 a.m.) at Minoru, looking to avenge last year’s 2-0 loss.

U13 All-Stars rally to take impressive season to cup final The Richmond U13 Metro Girls All-Stars dug deep to take their impressive season to the Coastal ‘A” Cup championship game. The girls’ rallied for a 2-1 semi-final victory over Delta last Sunday at Hugh Boyd to earn a date in the cup final against Nanaimo’s Harbour City FC on May 5 (3:10 p.m.) at Minoru Park. From the opening whistle the Richmond girls went right at their Delta opponents and were unlucky to have their first shot ring off the post in the opening five minutes. Right after that play, however, the visitors applied some pressure of their own, resulting in the first goal of the game on a well-hit shot from a long way out. The Richmond girls kept up their fast paced passing game against the Delta team who had bunkered down protecting its one goal lead. Delta almost got another goal when a ball headed towards the Richmond goal was chased down and cleared off the line by Kirsten Wilshire. After that fine play, the All-Star girls regained their composure and continued moving the ball around looking for their first goal. After a half time talk with the coaches discussing what areas needed improving, the girls encouraged each other and expressed their belief that they would be able to get it done in the second half. It took all of one minute for that belief to result in the tying goal when right off the kickoff,

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The Richmond News has partnered with the BC SPCA to encourage responsible pet guardianship and the humane treatment of animals. Before purchasing a new puppy, ensure the seller has provided excellent care and treatment of the animal and the breeding parents. For a complete guide to finding a reputable breeder and other considerations when acquiring a new pet, visit spca.bc.ca.

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Recreation Property

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6040

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6030

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6050

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6052

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6540

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Concrete

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