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Victim of rant replies Open letter to Mr. Hanssens, Re: “Apology for racist rant offered,” Letters, June 18. I commend you for coming forward publicly to apologize, and we as a group accept your apology. It was never our intention to vilify you or make the post go viral, but given recent racial tensions, I hope you can also empathize with the importance of us standing up for ourselves; we don’t want anyone else to experience any type of harassment. And I believe since the incident, you have received some negative attention as well, so I am truly sorry you had to experience that. I have not called you a racist, and still don’t believe you are one, some of the things you did and said that day were regrettably racially charged, but we all make mistakes, and I believe you
A march in support of the Black Lives Matter movement made its way through central Richmond Saturday. Valerie Leung photo
simply made a few that day. While I have been criticized for not putting that label on you, I am willing to bear that criticism and standby what I believe in. Putting that label on anyone is easy, but calling out on the behaviour and ﬁnding ways to change that behaviour will always be harder, and I will choose the harder way any day because that will bring about real change. With everything that’s going on in the world, we are all anxious about the future and grieving in some way, and the only way we can get through this is together, so now is not the time to place blame on one another. I hope we can be allies and not opponents when it comes to opening the dialogue and make our community a better place.
Race word loaded Dear Editor, The BLM movement is about our basic human rights. The Black community is not being afforded the same rights of equality in many corners of our society. It should be an open and shut case, but it is not. Why? We view the world from our own lens without realizing it is only one perspective fraught with ignorance, bias and self-interest. As a result, we act accordingly, whether consciously or unconsciously. The word race comes from a place of ignorance. Race is a made-up label. We’ve already been informed that human biology doesn’t differ by race. In 2003, the human genome project was completed which is a genetic blueprint
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for building a human. It was announced that the concept of race has no genetic or scientiﬁc basis. Yet, we are letting a mere word called “race” tear us apart. We have a problem of ignorance in society and some choose to succumb to willful ignorance and selfinterest. We even conﬂate language and thoughts to suit our ideology. When white people hear the phrase “Black Lives Matter,” they sometimes hear: “Only Black Lives Matter.” When Black people utter the phrase “Black Lives Matter,” they are really saying, “Black Lives Matter, Too.”
Columns strike a chord Dear Editor, Re: Language not black and white,” “People in racist glass houses...” Voices, June 4, 18. I just want to take the opportunity to say that I am really enjoying your recent Voices columns with the thoughtful commentary on the issues raised by the Black Lives Matter movement and what it means for all of us. As a white woman married to a Black man, I’ve had a front row seat on the issues that confront people that “stick out” in a crowd. An enlightening experience for me has been visiting places where I was literally the only white person. The shoe was on the other foot and I felt a profound sense of unease initially, and I imagined what it must be like to live that as your daily reality. The sad part is that I have always been treated with far more respect and courtesy in those situations than is offered to many Black people in whitedominated cultures.
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History should be Pat on the back to judged in context school community Dear Editor,
We can not judge history or its central ﬁgures through today’s rosy lens without applying context. The manufactured controversy over Churchill is one example. He became an incredibly skilled leader but he was also the product of his times. We all are. No historical ﬁgure could withstand the purity tests of today. Not Martin Luther King, Caesar, FDR, Genghis Khan, Ho Chi Minh, JFK, Kohl, Mao or Pierre Trudeau. Certainly, there are historical ﬁgures that can be universally condemned including the likes of Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Saddam Hussein and Idi Amin. Tragically, the list is long and the despots and their symbols can rightly be buried in dark museum corners rather than parks or in front of capitols. In the U.S., it never made sense to me that Confederate ﬂags, generals and political ﬁgures would be on prominent display even though I understand the institutional racism behind the modus operandi. After all, they advocated for slavery and lost a devastatingly brutal civil war.
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Further, the injustices, inequities and brutality towards African Americans from slavery, to Jim Crow, to institutional barriers including commerce, education, justice, politics and health are very real and impact the African Americans to this day despite incremental improvements.
which they have dealt with this adversity is a demonstration of their maturity and resilience. Like their parents and teachers, we are proud of our graduating students and wish them the best for the future.
On behalf of the Board of Education, we would like to thank our students, parents, teachers, administrators and support staff for their hard work, cooperation and support this year.
However, condemnation of many historical leaders based on today’s standards, with no context, is puritanical. Destroying, damaging or removing statues of George Vancouver or Sir John A. McDonald because they were imperfect by today’s standards is intellectually lazy and it relies on an equivalency argument that reeks of desperation.
Next September, some staff will not be returning as they The past three months have will have retired. We regret been a challenge for all of that we could not honour us as we have had to deal Ken Hamaguchi them with our traditional Rewith the COVID-19 pandemtirement Dinner, but please ic. Our options have been know that we are extremely limited, and at times challenging to impleappreciative for their many years of serment, but together we worked through vice to our district. They have made a difthem and made the best of our situation. ference — and will be missed. Special recognition goes to senior staff. As many of you begin your summer holiTheir leadership, cooperation and teamwork has guided us through this difﬁcult days, we hope you can ﬁnd the time to time. Their commitment to our students and rest and relax, be with family and friends the district is why we believe Richmond to and enjoy all that our city and province has to offer. But most of all, please be safe. be, “the best place to learn and lead.”
As for Churchill, his human imperfections are completely understandable and not so egregious. He loved the British Empire for all its accomplishments and despite its imperfections and mistakes. But, he was one of the England’s greatest people and saved the United Kingdom and arguable more countries from absolute tyranny.
To the Graduating Class of 2020, we are disappointed that they did not get to experience graduation as previous graduation classes have. But the gracious manner in
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Summer brings Shady Island rescues Alan Campbell ACAMPBELL@RICHMOND-NEWS.COM
It happens every summer in Steveston with frightening regularity and many of the warnings still appear to be going unheeded. Despite multiple signs to the contrary, people — mainly teenagers — are still venturing out onto Shady Island at low tide and then getting trapped when the Fraser River inevitably rushes back in. Two things usually unfold; they call 9-1-1 and either the Coast Guard or the RCMP’s Fraser Guardian vessel get dispatched to help or they try to swim back. It’s the latter of the two that gives Richmond RCMP sleepless nights, with rescues taking place as recently as last week. “We received a call for service just last week about three teenagers who were trying to swim back from the island,” said Sgt. Ross Lundie, NCO I/C for the Richmond RCMP’s Fraser Guardian vessel. “Fortunately, the three made it safely back to shore but the outcome could have been very different. “My years on the RCMP dive team recovering
drowning victims has shown me that many people overestimate their ability to swim or underestimate the distance and aren’t prepared for the cold and current.” Shady Island is an untouched, undeveloped piece of natural land, situated in the South Arm of the Fraser River by the Steveston waterfront. A Steveston resident who lives on Princess Street — just 100 yards or so from the access point across to the island — called the Richmond News in the hope more awareness of the danger gets out. Richmond RCMP said it understands the lure of the island, but is at pains to remind people that they are actually trespassing when they cross over. “The Fraser River that surrounds Richmond can be deceiving,” added Lundie.
Care home visits allowed in special circumstances Maria Rantanen MRANTANEN@RICHMOND-NEWS.COM
In exceptional circumstances, family members are allowed to visit loved ones in long-term care homes, but only with permission from the medical health ofﬁcer. Dr. Meena Dawar, Richmond’s medical health ofﬁcer, pointed out in cases where a care home resident’s well-being is being “signiﬁcantly impacted” family members can apply for a “compassionate exemption,” with the support of those running the facility. Otherwise, outdoor visitations are allowed if the care home resident is able to get outside him or herself, Dawar clariﬁed.
“While on the surface it can sometimes look calm, it in fact is a fast ﬂowing river with strong currents, undertows and rapidly changing conditions. We see boat operators with all the safety and proper navigation equipment run into issues on it. It is deﬁnitely not a place to be without proper safety equipment or to try and swim.”
Richmond Centre MLA Teresa Wat raised the question at last Tuesday’s Richmond COVID-19 Community Task Force, pointing out Toronto is now allowing visitations once a week.
Even though the RCMP would rather people didn’t go to Shady Island, at all, they still want them to call for help, instead of trying the hero route.
“Many seniors really suffer — they might not pass away because of COVID-19 (but) they might pass away because of isolation and thinking their
loved ones are deserting them and not coming to visit them,” Wat said. “For the mental health of the seniors, I’m hoping that we can think about a more creative way of how to let loved ones to visit the seniors at the senior home.” Dawar replied to Wat that it’s a topic that’s been on the minds of the health authority for many weeks. “It is absolutely important, while we protect seniors and facilities from COVID, we have to ensure their other needs are met including joy and love and personal care that only family members can provide,” she said. The province will decide on a strategy when it’s safe to open long-term care homes, Dawar said, adding this might not be a province-wide order but could be based on local epidemiology. The long-term care home operator must apply to Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) for the compassionate exemption. The health order governing longterm care homes also requires a safety plan be in place to manage any risks.
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Trees under threat Maria Rantanen MRANTANEN@RICHMOND-NEWS.COM
A Richmond resident isn’t happy about the loss of nine oak trees on Lansdowne Road at No. 3 Road, which are being removed in conjunction with the redevelopment of the property and the creation of a 10-metre-wide linear park. A sign appeared last week giving “48 hour notice” that the trees will be removed because they are in “poor condition”
and “conﬂict with linear park construction.”
Don Flintoff said he noticed the sign late last week and was puzzled that what appear to be healthy trees are going to be removed. The oak trees are on Lansdowne next to what used to be the community police building and Richmond Centre for Disability. That lot and three adjacent ones to the north are being developed with an ofﬁce tower and three residential towers. “It’s an area of town that
is going to be high-rise — we need these trees,” Flintoff said. According to the city’s acting arborist, Michael Grifﬁth, the trees have been in poor condition for years and have an incurable viral infection. Furthermore, the trees were planted in poor soil with limited space to grow.
Wharf masks mandatory Anyone visiting Fisherman’s Wharf will be required to wear a face mask as of Friday, June 26, to reduce the spread of COVID-19, according to the Steveston Harbour Authority (SHA).
The plan is for the developer to pay $11,700 to compensate for the trees, and double the number will be planted in the city.
Those without a mask or face covering will be “denied access” to the wharf, by order of the SHA, a notice posted to the authority’s website stated. Non-medical masks, bandanas, scarves and cloth can be used, according to the notice.
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The parents of the graduating Class of 2020, would like to congratulate each and every graduating student.
This has been a graduation year that no other has faced and no one will forget. On behalf of the Richmond District Parents Association along with all the parents in Richmond, we wish you all the success in your future. Believe in your accomplishments and do not let any road blocks get in your way. If you run into a brick wall, do not let it stop you. Look for ways around it, climb it or go through it! We wished for so much more than how things played out for you this year but remember your journey is just beginning! There is a whole world out there ready for you to start exploring. Congratulations and we wish success in all your future endeavours. We love and support you now and always and wish that your road ahead brings you to places you havenâ€™t even dreamed of yet! Love and wishes, from the Richmond parents of the Class of 2020.
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With the pandemic putting an end to large gatherings, including Class of 2020 graduation ceremonies, the Richmond News reached out to the school district’s Valedictorians for them to share their speeches By Emily Gong and Chelsea Wang
By Eric Lu
Movie endings can elicit an array of emotions, from tragic heartbreak to heartwarming satisfaction.
Some have said to us “you’ll be ready when you’re older.”
This is the best part of the movie, but the lights have suddenly turned on and the ﬁlm has stopped rolling. Our graduating class is faced with an enthralling cliff-hanger, a challenge for every one of us to surmount. But we will undoubtedly overcome these obstacles with purpose, hope, and bravery. Our reality is uncertain, but one thing is clear — our graduating class is the future of strong, hopeful, resilient visionaries the world has been waiting for. No other graduating class will experience what we have. But we are the Class of 2020. Courage and integrity and empathy and drive course through our veins. Our energy is palpable even through a screen. Graduation is us and our power to brave the obstacles that seem to grow legs to seek us out, and our potential to ﬁght the injustices that hold us back. Our movie ending is one wrought with uncertainty and mystery. I know we’re hoping for that all-important ending where we are left both happy and a bit sad that it’s over. But the director of our movie has given us
McMath secondary’s Valedictorian Eric Lu. Photo submitted
I will admit that I don’t yet feel completely ready. I wonder if any of you feel the same way. McMath was our space of support, with considerate staff and familiar friends. Sometimes, I wonder if graduating means letting go of this support. But I have complete faith in our abilities to handle whatever comes next.
McRoberts secondary’s co-Valedictorians Emily Gong and Chelsea Wang. Photo submitted
We’ve learned and grown, and most importantly, worked together.
something much more intimate than that. The director has given us a blank script, with which we can design our own destinies. It’s our movie now. On this day, we become legendary. Everything we’ve dreamed of is waiting for us, because the world is ours now. The reality of our world today may be uncertain and intimidating, but it is inspiring too. This generation is now ours to shape — its problems ours to solve, and its successes ours to celebrate. It’s always darkest before dawn. We are destined for great things, because we’re not just any class — we are the Class of 2020.
Whether it was cheering for the grad guys at Breakfast with Santa or pulling on the same rope at the Pep Rally, we did these things united as a grad class.
Your effort and care have not only cemented you as our role models, but also our friends. To our family members: thank you for years of love and unconditional support. You have truly made us the people we are today. Finally, to the grads: I wouldn’t have wanted to graduate with any other class.
For that reason, I’m conﬁdent we’ll ﬁnd communities to support us in our futures just like those that supported us at McMath.
You have played an irreplaceable part in creating memories and feelings that we will all remember for a long time.
Now, I’d like to thank the people who have supported us with their time and energy.
It’s been an absolute pleasure and I hope that we can all meet again.
Thank you to the endless list of staff who have been positive forces in our lives: the ofﬁce staff, administrators, counsellors, custodians, cafeteria staff, EAs, librarians, lab tech and teachers.
And tonight, grads, we celebrate exactly what we ﬁnished.
Let’s remember it’s not about what we started, it’s about what we ﬁnished.
Congratulations to the Class of 2020 — we did it!
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With the pandemic putting an end to large gatherings, including Class of 2020 graduation ceremonies, the Richmond News reached out to the school district’s Valedictorians for them to share their speeches By Justin Salinas
By Nicholas Berda
Hugh Boyd secondary
Fellow Ravens, family and friends: Would you believe me if I told you that we are living the greatest story ever told? It’s the story of you and your life — one that cannot be edited, proofread or copied, where we, as our own protagonists, grow and encounter new adventures each new day. The moral of this “chapter,” the most important one especially during this time of uncertainty and frustration, is to consider every special little moment a blessing — the nights you stay up too late with friends, the books that inspire you to start listening in class or the times you do good for your community. School’s goal was never to memorize, but to prepare us to determine our legacy. Being open to the unexpected as you ﬁgure out who you are will lead you to your true interests, friends and your calling. Everything else will fall into place. After today, not only are you the protagonist of your own story, you’re the author. You can decide your own path, a journey only you can write. It won’t be an easy one, but surprise your readers — everybody
There is no doubt that enduring a pandemic is intimidating, but when we recover, and we will, our generation will drive and reﬂect a changing world where the new normal is shaped by us.
MacNeill secondary’s Valedictorian Justin Salinas. Photo submitted
In essence, society will experience a signiﬁcant reset, and rather than the class most people feel sorry for, we will be entering adulthood as this way of life’s most energetic inﬂuencers.
loves an underdog story. Family and teachers: you are the ghostwriters of this story. Thank you for being a part of our lives writing this mess of a story with us. Even though you’re more than happy just cheering us on, it’s time to take some credit, because you just wrote a success story. Be proud of that. Graduation is more than a ﬁnish line, but a celebration of how far we’ve come. And so, the greatest story ever told doesn’t end here. So savour every little moment, write adventure into your story and thank the ghostwriters in your life, and maybe our stories become timeless and be told for years to come.
COVID-19 is not a reason to stop or be timid of what’s next, it’s the impetus to make something different happen, something we will generate for those before and after us. Our voices are going to be important, and while it feels like only yesterday that we entered kindergarten, it will feel like tomorrow that we are the decision makers and leaders. Don’t worry about next month or next year; do something today that makes you happy, conﬁdent and connected. Dr. Martin Luther King once said, “you don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the ﬁrst step.” Trojans, today is that initial step, and re-
Hugh Boyd secondary’s Valedictorian Nicholas Berda. Photo submitted gardless of where it leads you, it’s the ﬁrst of many on a path made uniquely by you, for you and for all of us. Before my last few words, I want to extend an enormous thank you to our teachers, our families and our communities; without your guidance, patience and care, today would be much different for all of us. So my classmates, my friends, my teammates and my peers, we have ﬁnally reached the ﬁnish line of our high school careers. It has been an amazing and inspiring run and I wish you all the best of luck through the new adventures that await your ambitions. I congratulate you for staying home, staying safe and being ready to stay the course or ﬁnd a new one.
City of Richmond installs photo stations for the grads of 2020 The City of Richmond has installed commemorative signs that double as photo stations around the community to congratulate the graduating class of 2020.
Grads are reminded to follow public health guidelines while taking photos such as maintaining a safe physical distance and avoiding groups of more than six people at a time.
Six photo locations have been installed to give grads a safe and fun space to take their graduation photos with their friends and families.
Commemorative grad 2020 signs have been installed at the following locations:
The signs are also part of the city’s #RichmondHasHeart campaign that has been providing ways to bring the community together during COVID-19.
Britannia Heritage Shipyards, 5180 Westwater Dr. (along the boardwalk in front of the dock); Imperial Landing Park, 4000 Bayview St. (east end of Imperial land-
ing); Paulik Neighbourhood Park, 7620 Heather St. (Paulik Park garden); Garden City Community Park, 6620 Garden City Rd. (north side of the pond); Middle Arm Waterfront Park, 7411 River Rd. (east of the UBC Boathouse); Middle Arm Greenway, 6111 River Rd. (in front of the volleyball courts). —Valerie Leung/Richmond News
The grad photo station at Britannia Heritage Shipyards. Photo submitted
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We are so proud of you and the woman you’ve become! anything you set your mind to, you can achieve. We’ve always known that! We love you and we’re excited to support you in the next chap pter of your life at sFu.
Love, Mom, Dad and Samuel
Congrats, thomas! With hard work and determination, you can achieve whatever you desire. always be friendly and kind. Can’t believe our baby is graduating. We hope the next chapter brings many fun adventures.
Love you always, Mom, Dad, Olivia and Ben
Congratulations Zach! We are so proud of you for reaching this important milestone of high school graduation! Well done! We know that you will have fun and be successful in all that you do as you move forward through life!
With lots of love and support, your family
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Congratulations on your graduation! there are few moments in a lifetime of this significance, enjoy it and take it all in. We are proud of you, whatever path you choose. You are you, and we love you for that. go be you.
Congratulations Emma on your amazing success as a Mcroberts striker! We are so proud of all your accomplishments including achieving the outstanding leadership award, the Five Year service award and being chosen as the Co-H Historian for the class of 2020. good luck next year at uBC.
Congratulations to our big sister. Your success has put a lot of pressure on us to do well. all the best with business school and basketball next year as you head off to stFX in nova scotia. Can we take your bedroom?
Love Mom and Andrew, Dad and Laura, and all your brothers
Love, your proud family!
With love Nick, Zack and Katie
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Congratulations, graduate! You are awesome and never cease to amaze us. We are so proud of all your accomplishments in high school. We can’t wait for you to write your next chap pter at university and beyond.
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We are all so proud of the young man you have become and know you will succeed in “WHatEVEr PatH You CHoosE in liFE!” “Congratulations” on this special MilEstonE. We wish you all the BEst alWaYs and hope all your wishes and dreams come true!
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Congratulations on your graduation Kassandra! We are so incredibly proud of you! Even though graduation is going to look different for you, the achievement is still the same. We are excited to celebrate with you. love you to the moon and d back and back again!
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With pride, we watched you grow into the confident and strong woman you are today. all your hard work and determination paid off. Congratulations on your graduation and our best wishes as you embark on your next adventure, attending uBC this september.
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The Minoru Seniors Society supports the City of Richmond and the local seniors’ community in ﬂattening the curve of COVID-19 by continuing to suspend all in-person programs at the Minoru Centre for Active Living. While we recognize the impacts this has on our clients that rely upon these programs and services, the health, safety and wellbeing of our members, patrons and staﬀ is our greatest priority. We look forward to seeing all of you again when Minoru Centre re-opens. For up-to-date information and resources, visit: • www.minorucentre.ca for facility updates • www.richmond.ca/covid19 for aﬀected City services and facilities • www.richmond.ca/connects for 55+ virtual opportunities
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This program matches seniors in need with those who can provide help. The available services for seniors include: • Picking up groceries and prescriptions (delivery charges are being waived during this time) • Prepared meal delivery–vegetarian and kosher meals available • Friendly check-in phone calls • Senior Peer Counselling • Family and Friend Caregiver Hub Registration is now available through Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives by calling 604-279-7020.
The Seniors Coordinators and staﬀ at all Richmond community centres are making every eﬀort to connect with Richmond seniors by phone during this time. If you—or someone you know— needs extra support, call the Seniors Centre at Minoru Centre for Active Living front desk (604-238-8450) Monday to Friday between 10:00am–2:00pm, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for valuable resources and information. This service is available to seniors, their caregivers and families. Questions will be directed to the appropriate staﬀ person for personal follow up.
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All facility passes will be extended to cover the amount of time that facilities are closed. When the facilities re-open, the additional time will be added to memberships. This includes monthly and annual passes for ﬁtness centres, Richmond aquatic facilities and other facility-speciﬁc passes. The Minoru Seniors Society invites its members to donate the unused portion of their Minoru Seniors membership back to the Society to ensure the Society can continue to provide important programs and services to seniors in the community. Individual memberships may be extended upon request. The Seniors Facility Pass is $28.00 per year and supports the Society. This pass is available for those 55 years and older and to spouses under the age of 55 years. There is no charge for a Seniors Facility Pass for those 90 years and older. Passes are valid one year from date of purchase. Seniors Facility Pass beneﬁts: • Special pricing in the Cafeteria • Access to over 25 weekly drop-in activities • Voting privileges at the Annual General Meeting • Parking Pass (65+ years) for $11.00/calendar year (limited quantities)
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Regular program registration has been suspended until a re-opening date for the City community centres, ice arenas, pools, arts, culture and heritage facilities is known.
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Many services can be accessed online including how to navigate digital devices. Call 778-837-6896 to book a one-to-one phone appointment and get answers to your questions about using your laptop, smartphone, e-reader or tablet. Curbside Holds Pickup service, now available at all RPL branches. You will be contacted to schedule a pick up time for holds and, as a bonus, take out a Quick Picks bag of pre-selected books to enjoy. Book returns have reopened at all branches, and all due dates have been extended to July 31. NEW
Summer Reading @ RPL kicks oﬀ June 24 and this year it’s all being oﬀered online! There’s a wide variety of free programs and reading activities to choose from, suitable for children, teens, adults and seniors. Complete weekly reading challenges, write and share book reviews, or enter fun contests for a chance to win some great prizes. If you’re looking for programs, there are book clubs and writing workshops plus much more. For details visit https://www.yourlibrary.ca/src For more information on all of the online services, resources and programs now available to Richmond Public Library card holders, visit https://rpl.yourlibrary.ca/ or call 604-231-6413.
Varying a Will; Parents’ moral duties to their children (revisited) Introduction In B.C., children (biological or adopted) can seek to vary their parents’ Wills, under the Wills Estates and Succession Act. For a variety of reasons, such as the increased value of real estate in B.C., there seems now to be more cases making their way through the Courts than ever. In any given case, the Court will first consider generally whether the existing Will does not make a “fair” distribution. Then, the Court will consider whether the deceased parent owed legal duties to the child seeking the variation. A parent owes “legal” duties to minor or disabled children. Next, the Court will consider whether the parent owed “moral” duties to the child. In my opinion, this latter consideration is an evolving area of our law, and it challenges Judges and Lawyers. Earlier this year, a case came before the Supreme Court of B.C. called Scurek v. Scurek. Reasons were released in March. The facts of this case are, in my opinion, a model for an analysis of the moral duties a parent may owe a child. Facts The married couple (parents) arrived in Canada from Slovenia about 1960. They had two children, now middle aged. Their son is in a relationship and has no children of his own. Their daughter is not at present in a relationship and has two adult children. The parents were hard working business people who owned and operated a glass factory in Richmond until they retired. They invested, accumulated assets and they involved (and benefitted) their son in most of their financial activities. Some of their assets passed to their son outside their Estate. By contrast, they did not involve their daughter in their investments. The Mother passed in 2013. All her assets passed to the Father. He passed in 2017. His Estate was valued at approximately $1.9 million. Under his Will, the son was given half of the Estate and the daughter and her two children, the other half. The daughter challenged the Will, seemingly because of her financial circumstances. The son was injured in a number of vehicle accidents, was cognitively challenged and unable to work any longer. However, he is financially secure, with assets valued at more than $3 million (and he has a spouse who supports him and who earns her own income). The daughter was destitute, also disabled and unable to work any longer, though she worked throughout her adult life. She had relationships but none lasted and she was single at the time of Trial. Understandably, the daughter’s argument for a variation of her Father’s Will was need based, especially compared to her brother. As she was living in her parents’ home at the Trial, and as that would be soon sold, she needed a place to live and she had no income beyond CPP disability, which was meagre. Meanwhile, her two children were both employed, earning decent incomes and were financially stable. For her to receive a one-sixth share (about $271,000) of the Estate under the Will, did not seem fair. In addition, in the family over the years, the Mother seemed to set the rules and “run the show” as it were. The daughter’s relationship with her Mother was poor and at times hostile. Though the Mother helped her daughter financially at times, it was always with security (such as a promissory note). On one occasion, the Mother threw her daughter out of the house for staying out late one evening. It took some time before they reconciled. Meanwhile, the parents assisted their son significantly during their lifetimes and left him financially comfortable when they died. It was clear that the parents assisted their son to a far greater degree financially, while their daughter had become destitute. The contrast was striking. Court’s analysis In a very carefully considered, well worded judgment, the Court examined the prevailing law, including the current law relating to parents’ moral duties towards their children. The Court found no misconduct on the daughter’s part over the years. In addition, the Court found that the size of the Estate allowed both children and grandchildren to benefit well. The Court also found that the deceased Father did not, in his Will, recognize his son’s circumstances relative to his daughter’s. His son received income from the parents’ business, as well as the benefit of their investments. He had no children, and that allowed him to accumulate assets. None of this could be said for the daughter. The Court also held that the deceased Father could not meet his moral obligation towards his daughter by benefitting her children at her expense. There was no benefit to the deceased’s daughter that her children were to receive a large portion of the Estate. The deceased’s grandchildren could not be expected to support their Mother. In addition, the Court found that there was no evidence that the daughter would “waste” her inheritance if she received a large portion of the Estate. Decision The Court held that the daughter had a strong moral claim against her deceased Father. The Will was varied to give the daughter half the Estate, the son one-third, and the grandchildren one-twelfth each. Conclusions There are occasions where parents, in their Estate plan, choose to bequeath assets to grandchildren. That may happen where their children do not need more assets or, perhaps, cannot manage money well. The mistake the deceased Father made in this case was in failing to take into account the plight of his destitute daughter, who is unable to work and who was not a “bad” daughter. It was clear that the daughter’s moral claim to a larger portion of the Estate was strong. It is unfortunate that the daughter had to involve her sons in the litigation but it was clear she needed the help a better portion of the Estate would provide, and would eliminate or reduce the potential burden on the two sons to support their Mother in the future.
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Social activities can improve moods and enhance cognitive functions while reducing loneliness and isolation. Feeling connected to friends, family and the community is more important than ever. While physical distancing is required, following are a few ways to maintain social connections during this time:
5 Ways to Stay Socially Connected from Home: • • •
Non-medical masks, bandanas, scarves, and cloth can be used. Effective Friday, June 26th
Pick up the phone and call a family member. Gather paper and a pen and write a letter to a friend. Have a "window visit" and use hand made signs with messages to communicate. Say or wave "hello" to a stranger from your window, yard or patio. Create a "thinking of you” card and slide it under a neighbour's apartment door.
While the Minoru Centre for Active Living Fitness Centre remains closed, there are still ways to remain ﬁt and active at home. Check out the latest YouTube video link from our Minoru Fitness Coordinators. These videos were recorded during Seniors Week, and are still available. Remember to not overdo it, and stay hydrated while being physically active.
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Find a chair and try this online 30-minute chair ﬁtness class on YouTube. Suitable for older adults 55+ years with a lower level ﬁtness level https://youtu.be/ oCvjrMkQgpM For a complete guide to safe exercises to do at home, download from this link http://sailfallprevention.ca/wpcontent/uploads/2016/05/SAIL-HAPEnglish-2-SittingExercises.pdf or ask a family member to print it for you.
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Trial run for road closure Maria Rantanen MRANTANEN@RICHMOND-NEWS.COM
Moncton Street in Steveston will be closed and Bayview Avenue will be one-way on Canada Day — even though the Steveston Salmon Festival is cancelled. Richmond city council voted unanimously to try a one-day pilot project to allow more space for pedestrians and cyclists to physically distance.
Sammy the Salmon has been a familiar sight at the annual Steveston Salmon Festival, which has moved online this year. Steveston Salmon Society president Alan Sakai is encouraging people to post family celebrations on social media instead. Maria Rantanen photo
Salmon Fest celebrated virtually Maria Rantanen MRANTANEN@RICHMOND-NEWS.COM
Canada Day at Home — a virtual event — will replace the normally well-attended Steveston Salmon Festival on July 1, the biggest event usually put on by the Steveston Community Society. While organizers are disappointed they can’t create the “old-time pioneer feeling” this year in-person — including the annual parade, salmon barbecue and myriad other community activities — Alan Sakai, president of the society, said everyone understands health and safety come ﬁrst. Planning for the festival usually starts in September and includes participation from many volunteer groups, for example, the Rod & Gun Club, the judo club, the kendo club, the garden club, and a lot of the joy in the event is planning it together, he added — volunteers, youth, community members coming together to create the event. Right now the focus is on creating an online event, inviting Richmondites to submit photos of how they are celebrating Canada Day while isolating and physically distancing, Richmond residents are encouraged to decorate their front lawns and driveways and to dress up in red and white to create a “virtual parade.” Photos from residents’ Canada Day celebrations – in their respective family bubbles — can be posted to the city’s Instagram @FunRichmond with the hashtag #RichmondBCParade.
The main goal of the Salmon Festival is to bring people together, but this year it will be done by keeping everyone apart, Sakai said.
“That’s the sign of a community when, whatever we have to do to keep everyone healthy and safe, we do it,” Sakai said. The cancellation of a major community event and reinvention as a virtual event, though, has had its lessons for the community, Sakai said, and he’s impressed with how the community has pulled together during the pandemic. “What it really means to be a community and cooperate together has really been tested,” Sakai said. “I think the people in Steveston have really risen to that.” With the community centre and other public spaces shut down and many people going through hardships, Sakai said the city and citizens of Richmond have worked together, even when it means tackling the “tough stuff.”
to monitoring social media sites on the Canada Day festivities — to see what his fellow Richmondites share — and dressing up and spending the day with his family including his children and grandchildren, albeit “in a safe way.” “I’m sure we’ll ﬁgure something out — whether we’re all on our driveway or on the street corner waving,” Sakai said.
What it really means to be a community and cooperate together has really been tested. ALAN SAKAI
“These kinds of things happen and we have to ﬁnd ways to work through them,” he added. But the group is already planning 2021 Salmon Festival, Sakai said, which will be its 75th event. They are collecting stories and photos that people have of past festivals. “I’m being hopeful and positive that we’ll be together in 2021,” he said. This year, however, Sakai is looking forward
The Richmond Canada Day virtual events will also be interspersed with national events, Sakai explained, and there will be things going on from early in the morning until the evening when there will be a virtual Canada Day ﬁreworks display. The day will start with an online address from the city’s mayor, Malcolm Brodie, singing of O Canada led by Steveston resident Audrey De Boer and a video about the Steveston Salmon Festival starting at 9:45 a.m.
At 10 a.m., the “home parade” begins — activities on how to prepare along with a program schedule can be found at www.richmond.caéCanadaDay. At 7 p.m., there will be a Lower Mainlandwide singing of O Canada and at 10 p.m. there will be virtual ﬁreworks. Updates on Canada Day at Home will also be posted at @FunRichmond on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The motion was passed at Monday’s council meeting. A recent survey of merchants in Richmond showed there was some support for closing Moncton and turning Bayview Street into a one-way street during the pandemic, but merchants speciﬁcally impacted tended to not be supportive. “It’s challenging but it’s deﬁnitely doable,” said Lloyd Bie, director of transportation with the city when asked by council whether it was possible to do the closure on such short notice. Council also discussed future weekend closures and trafﬁc reduction, but decided at this point to try the one-day pilot to see how it went. In response to the survey of closing Moncton and reducing trafﬁc on Bayview, the city received 50 responses from business operators, a response rate of about 20 per cent. The largest number of responses came from businesses on Moncton Street. The survey showed 66 per cent were opposed to closing Moncton Street, and, while 60 per cent were in favour of turning Bayview into a one-way, three out of ﬁve businesses on the street opposed it. Alexandra Road is considered another high-volume area because of the number of restaurants between Garden City Road and Hazelbridge Way, but at this point city staff felt there were enough setbacks to allow for expanded patios as well as retail and queuing space.
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to and/or accept an invitation to what? 15. British Columbia was so named by which queen? 16. Thousands of miners ﬂocked to which Canadian territory during the 1890s gold rush? 17. Canada has what form of government? 18. What vast shared Canadian resource contains a signiﬁcant portion of the world’s freshwater? 19. Bill C-38 received royal assent in July 2005 and legalized what in Canada? 20. What is the longest river in B.C.? Quiz answers can be found on pg. 24
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Fifteen years ago when Minghui Yu made the decision to leave China, Canada was not where he thought he wanted to go. Back then, the U.S. was the place to be, according to Yu. Many people had dreams of immigrating to the States to enjoy a better education and life for themselves as well as their families, Yu added. “Moving to Canada was still a new idea at that time. But my professors told me Canada is also an ideal place to pursue my studies and people are super friendly, so I gave it a try. I was like a pioneer compared with other people of my generation. “But it was the right decision that I will never regret,” said Yu, who came here to pursue his bachelor and master’s degrees, and later met his other half. He lived for the ﬁrst ﬁve years in Vancouver then 10 years ago moved to Richmond — a city with which he quickly fell in love.
“I can feel the spirit of respect and kindness everywhere in Richmond; for example, the local community centres, libraries and public transportation all provide seniors and vulnerable people with easy access to elevators and wheelchair ramps.
“My dad wasn’t in good health during that time and he needed to rely on wheelchairs to travel around. So these designs helped him a lot,” said Yu.
Singing for her graduation ceremony was one of Audrey De Boer’s biggest highlights of her graduating year, but being invited as the anthem singer for Richmond’s ﬁrst virtual Canada Day celebration was an even greater surprise.
Yu recalled a time when he was studying at a well-reputed university back in China, and there was a debate about installing wheelchair ramps throughout the campus.
De Boer, a local singer and songwriter, was excited to receive the news when the city contacted her to once again sing the national anthem, except this time it would be recorded and played virtually for everyone.
The school rejected the idea, much to Yu’s frustration. “If a person who travels by wheelchair constantly needs help from others, the person won’t feel comfortable. “But these designs in Canada tell me no matter how rich or poor we are, everyone who lives here deserves dignity and respect,” said Yu, adding that sometimes details speak volumes. Now, Yu enjoys spending time with his family enjoying nature. For this upcoming Canada Day, Yu
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Minghui Yu will celebrate Canada Day with his family enjoying nature. Photo submitted
“It’s such an extraordinary experience to sing O Canada anytime, but this Canada Day will be an unforgettable experience for sure and I’m excited to be making a point in the history books,” said De Boer.
plans to go hiking.
In order to prepare for the video of her singing the anthem, De Boer woke up early to ﬁlm in order to avoid the daily trafﬁc of people.
“My wife and daughter are going to join me to immerse ourselves in nature, in the woods. We feel lucky to live here,” said Yu.
“I have been ﬁlming at different locations of the city for the video and the City of Richmond will be doing the ﬁnal job of putting it together like a montage,” explained De Boer.
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CANADA DAY Audrey De Boer performed on Canada Day last year at the Steveston Salmon Festival, but, this year, she is creating a video of her singing O Canada. Photo Kai Jacobson
O Canada connects online “It’s going to be an interesting and engaging video to watch and I’m excited for it to be shown.”
the video for our graduating class that everyone gets to keep,” said De Boer, adding that it will be a “great memory to look back on.”
She told the Richmond News that she hasn’t sung for many virtual events, but her latest and most memorable experience so far is her recent performance for her graduating class’ virtual valedictorian ceremony.
“I’m used to performing my songs for YouTube videos … in a no-audience setting so it is deﬁnitely a different feeling where I have to always draw the emotions from myself rather than from those in the audience.”
“It was a special performance and experience to sing at the ceremony and I was honoured to be part of
She explained that singing in a live event with an audience brings “electricity
to the performance” in comparison to singing through a screen. However, this time she feels the situation will be a bit unique and different for everyone.
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July 1 often means something special for immigrants who packed up the lives they had created for themselves in their homeland and came to Canada. For Richmondite Helena He, who arrived in Richmond from Beijing, China just four months ago, Canada Day will be a special time for her to cherish the peace and love she has found since moving here. Even with so many events cancelled due to COVID-19, He is thrilled to celebrate her very ﬁrst Canada Day. “I heard about the annual ﬁreworks display in downtown Vancouver and different dance performances. I am glad that some activities will be live-streamed online, so I can still tune in to feel the atmosphere of celebration,” said He. He was a music professor specializing in Chinese plucked string instruments before moving to Richmond. There is always a new language to learn, culture to adapt to and a restarting of one’s career when it comes to immigration. While the process isn’t easy, He said she has still found the journey meaningful and worthwhile. “My friends in China felt surprised after learning that I had decided to move here because I needed to leave everything behind to start a new life,” said He. Beijing has been the dream destination
for millions of Chinese people because the city combines all kinds of resources, such as the best universities, job opportunities and facilities, explained He. However, living in a place where everyone is focused on moving forward also has its challenges, and the fast pace of life sometimes made He feel lost and longing for a moment of peace. “But now I have found what I have been looking for in Richmond,” she said. “It was not an easy decision to make. But living here allows me to cherish simple little things that I had always neglected before — such as the lush greenery, the clear blue sky and watching spiders weave a web hanging under the roof.” He can’t go out very often due to the COVID-19 restrictions, but she has still met many people who are happy to help her adjust to the new life. “My neighbours and members from the nearby church always check in with me to see if I need anything,” said He. “People are so kind and generous to each other, even during these difﬁcult times. “My heart is ﬁlled with gratitude and love. They taught me what it means to be a Canadian.” To celebrate her ﬁrst Canada Day, He is busy trying to use Guzheng — also known as a Chinese zither — to play O Canada. “I believe the longer I live here, the more I will love being here.”
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The Salmon Festival has been celebrated since 1946. (Above) The Cannery Princess ﬂoat travels down No. 3 Road. City of Richmond Archives, photograph #1978 1 34
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The Salmon Festival began as a July 1 sports daythemed event, held as a fundraiser to build a playground in Steveston Park in 1944.
The ﬁrst Salmon Festival was held in 1946, when the sports day event added the Salmon Queen Pageant. The queen reigned over Steveston — whose history was shaped by salmon and canneries — for one year.
The Salmon Queen Carnival ﬂoat was part of Vancouver’s Dominion Day parade, on July 1, 1946 — the ﬁrst national holiday to be celebrated after the end of the Second World War.
The last Salmon Queen reigned in 1986.
Before it was called the Steveston Salmon Festival, the event was dubbed the Richmond Salmon Queen Carnival.
The festival will celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2021.
Sammy the Salmon celebrates the festival’s 70th anniversary. File photo
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I can think of no better way to celebrate Canada Day than to enjoy some Canadian wines. I went through my wine collection and found a few bottles I received from my friends. So here is how I am spending my Canada Day! I’ll start with the Gehringer 2018 Pinot Gris Private Reserve (SKU: 347203). The current vintage in liquor stores is 2019. Pinot Gris shouldn’t be aged too long but anything less than ﬁve years of aging should be ﬁne. Gehringer Brothers is a well-established winery located between Oliver and Osoyoos, and their Pinot Gris consistently wins various wine awards. Whatever the vintage, you’ll get a tremendous wine for the price. Notice the subtle apple and pear ﬂavours and aromas with citrus elements. It’s very well priced at $14.99. Next, I’ll try the Quail’s Gate 2017 Old Vines Foch (SKU: 639625). This is another well-established Okanagan winery that has a history of consistently producing a quality red wine using Marachel Foch, which is a unique grape variety that is only grown in a few places worldwide. It used to be prominent in B.C., until many
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Richmondite rails at Scots ‘Clan’ clearance 1,000 years, predate the KKK by centuries.”
“The name clan comes from a Gaelic word meaning children. At their roots, the clans are extended family groups. Today, there are over 500 Scottish clans, spread around the world. Of those who report Scottish ancestry, there are about ﬁve million in Canada and six million in the USA.
A Richmondite who’s ﬁercely proud of his Scottish roots is taking aim at Simon Fraser University for once again considering erasing the name “Clan” from its sports teams. Ian MacLeod, as you may have guessed from his surname, is from the Clan MacLeod and is a former president of the Clan MacLeod Societies of Canada and former director of the world-wide Clan MacLeod. And he’s not best pleased at SFU’s latest review of its sporting nickname, which is meant to honour the Scottish heritage of Simon Fraser, the fur trader and explorer who the school was named after. The trouble stems from the fact the moniker sounds like “Klan,” as in the U.S.-based, white supremacist Ku Klux Klan (KKK), which causes friction every time the SFU “Clan” teams travel south to compete against American universities. When reaching out to the Richmond News, retired lawyer MacLeod accused SFU professor Holly Andersen — who was behind a 2017 petition to change the name and who supports the latest move — of “degrading
Ian MacLeod (left), with his daughter and granddaughter, ahead of a Robbie Burns event in 2018. File photo Scottish history and the clans.” “Yet again…Andersen is trying expunge the name ‘Clan.’ In the process, in spite of her denials, she is insulting over 1,000 years of Scottish culture and history; likewise with some Indigenous groups, who also have clans,” said MacLeod, who used to MC the annual Robbie Burns Suppers in Richmond before ill health. “I object, strongly, on at least six levels.” Firstly, MacLeod said the Scottish clans, with a “long and mostly honourable history of over
“On the other hand, the KKK was ﬁrst created in the U.S. in 1865 (and closed and then recreated in 1915 and again in 1946). They are a minority, white supremacist group. They have maybe 15,000 members, so are really a fringe group of racist bigots. “A fringe group should not be overriding the ancient and honourable history of the Scottish clans.” Given the present context of riots and racial unrest sweeping across North America, MacLeod said he “fully supports the goals and aspirations” of Black Lives Matter. “But you will never be able to honour the (admittedly marginalized) Black and other minority communities by willfully insulting another group of people, in this case, the many Scottish clans,” added MacLeod. As a ﬁfth generation Canadian, whose Scottish ancestors came to Canada between 1810 and 1860, MacLeod said neither he,
nor SFU, should be hiding their heritage because a “relatively new fringe uses a name that, in part, sounds like ‘Clan.’” “It is disingenuous to attack the clan name because it looks or sounds like something totally unrelated,” he added.
A recent SFU survey showed a majority the student athletes support a move to drop the Clan as the name for their sports teams. A statement sent from SFU to the News recognized that there are “many different perspectives and opinions about the Clan athletics team nickname, which honours indigenous Scottish traditions. “SFU athletes compete in the United States as Canada’s only NCAA team, and we are aware that some have mistakenly made associations between our Scottish nickname and the Ku Klux Klan. “The university is deeply troubled by and attentive to the emotions and concerns to which these associations have given rise, particularly in light of our revulsion to and condemnation of anti-Black racism. “A review process has been underway for several months within the university to provide the basis for a decision...” Full story at Richmond-News.com
Girls soccer club opens to all genders “It was to provide an environment committed to inclusiveness really. One that welcomes all players of abilities and identities.
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The Richmond Girls Soccer Association (RGSA) is no more and will soon step out of its 46-year-old skin with a new name and constitution which welcomes all genders and identities. The amateur soccer club held a virtual EGM (extraordinary general meeting) Monday evening to herald a new dawn which will see the organization open its doors beyond its previously female-only membership. Although it’s not ofﬁcial, the Richmond News understands the club’s new name will be “Richmond United,” with the legalities still to be ﬁnalized. The club’s acting president, Marty Mueller, told the News that this was a “pretty exciting time” for the organization and “an exciting time for soccer in Richmond.” Asked about the club opening its doors to male players and teams, as well as female, Mueller said the “purpose was a little bit deeper than that.”
“There’s been talk for a long time and we’re open to continue to talk,” said Muller, when asked about previous merger conversations. “It’s always an open door.”
“When you’re called Richmond Girls, that’s pretty gender speciﬁc. (The inclusiveness) was the main motivation behind the change.”
Suggestions of competing clubs and mergers aside, Mueller said the new club is eager to bring in “all kids, all cultures and all identities to play soccer.
Mueller said the RSGA board had been talking about the change for more than a year. “I’m very proud of the board of directors, as we’ve worked very hard on this,” said Mueller, adding that the ofﬁcial release of the new name and constitution should come out “any day.” The sea change in focus would now appear to put the club in direct competition with Richmond FC, a previously boys-only environment which started offering girls programs earlier this year. However, Mueller said that is not the focus of his organization, saying only that the aforementioned “inclusivity” was top of their agenda. “We’ve been ﬁelding questions from parents that their kids don’t ﬁt into pigeon hole genders and they’re asking, ‘what do you
“I think we’re on the cutting edge of that right now in Richmond and I’m really proud of that.” Richmond Girls Soccer Association held a virtual EGM Monday evening to make massive changes to their organization. File photo have for my child?’ explained Mueller.
He is serving as new head of coaching and education where he’s mentoring club coaching staff and helping to design the women’s program.
The News understands there had been talks recently between the two organizations about a possible merger, without anything coming to fruition.
For decades, the world of minor hockey in Richmond had two competing organizations — Richmond Minor and Seafair — until they merged in 2018 to form Richmond Jets.
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“So that’s what we’re addressing and that’s what we’re about. We’re not interested in competing with anyone.”
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Thank you to our generous donors for supporting Richmond Hospital Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund At Richmond Hospital Foundation one of our core values is celebratin ng diversity and our community. her, including hund dreds of ﬁrst time During this time of need everyone in the Richmond Community came togeth donors, to support our health care frontline by supporting Richmond Hosspital Foundation’s COV VID-19 Response Fund, providing meals and donating PPE. The tremendous support for our COVID-19 Response Fund has directtly impa acted our health carre teams in the hospital an nd our co ommunity. It is because of donors like you that we e can ha ave the very best in hea alth care close to home. We are gratefull for the outpouring of generosity and want to thank you for your philanthropic c leadershiip by brin nging ou ur commu unity y together to give joyfully. Belo ow are just a few of th he many groups and organizations from our communiity who joined together to support hmon nd: health care in Rich
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Commercial break-ins have continued to plague the city at about the same rate as earlier in the year, with the RCMP recording 32 in January, down slightly to 27 in May. In April, there was a signiﬁcant increase in ﬁres in Richmond — 44 in 2020 compared to 31 in April 2019 — but that number dropped to 36 in May, ﬁve per cent fewer than in the same month in 2019.
There were 47 break-ins in Richmond in January and 55 in February, but this number dropped to 15 in May. Auto theft has plummeted from a high of 30 in January to only two in May.
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1309 RAMA AVE, NEW WEST
2034sq' 2-level townhome. 2-bdrm + large den, 2 1/2-bath. Prestigious Polygon blt-Stratford Green for age 45+. Shows like new w/dessigner paint & laminate wood ﬂooring. Large principal rooms perfect for housesized furniture. 9' ceiling on main. Spacious kitchen has eating area. Gas ﬁrplace. Private sunny yard. Double garage & gated security.
4,546 sqʼ (49.2ʼ x 92.4ʼ) lot w/ sunny NW backyard in desirable young family area. 1 block to water. Quiet & peaceful. 2,246 sqʼ . 4 -bdrm + games. 3 full baths. Quality built w/4 zoned HW radiant heat, granite kitchen w/ oak cabinets. Freshly painted. 11ʼ high living room ceiling & double height foyer w/ circular stairway. Hardwood ﬂooring in kitchen, eating area, hallway & entrance. 2 gas F/P. Whirl-pool tub & separate shower in master en-suite. Very well kept inside-out. 15 minutes to Richmond Centre by car.
THE "CLASSIC" 2,005 SQ.FT.
SUNNYMEDE AREA 15,067 SF LOT
604-1305 VIEW CRES, TSAW
“The Classic”. 2,005 Sq.ft. Floor to ceiling windows & sliding doors providing wide view of the Beach Grove golf course & Mount Baker on your 200+ sq' balcony. Completely renovated. Contemporary, open design with new laminate wood ﬂooring, quartz countertops, brand name appliances. 2-Bedroom & open den. Huge master bedroom. 2 underground secured parking. Perfect for the young-at-heart who loves to entertain! Small pet friendly.
8220 GILBERT ROAD
Prestigious Sunnymede! 15,067 sqʼ lot (95.27ʼ x157.7ʼ) backing onto Sunnywood Dr. Solidly built. 2-level home in great shape. Finished 986 sqʼ with 2-bedroom 1-washroom on upper ﬂoor; Unﬁnished 986 sqʼ downstairs. RS1E zoned. Potential for higher density.
NEW 725SF 1 BEDROOM NEW LISTING
201-4118 YUKON ST, VANCOUVER
Mosaicʼs “Edward”, a 55-unit 2019-built low-density boutique-style complex. Spacious 725 sqʼ one bedroom + storage/small den. 9ʼ9” ceiling. Huge windows & sliding door to Juliet balcony makes this West facing unit bright & airy. Gas range & in-ﬂoor radiant heat (both included in monthly strata fee of $270.70). HRV & AC. Walkin closet in Master Bedroom. Modern kitchen with top of the line appliances. Wide entrance & open plan. Centrally located, walking distance to QE park, Hillcrest and Canada Line. Shows like new.
TSAWWASSEN 2-BDRM & 2-BATH
208-4690 HAWK LANE, TSAW
Aquilini built “Coast” just past Tsawwassen Mills. This 721 sqʼ courtyard-facing 2-bdrm 2-baths apartment with secured parking & locker is part of the Tsawwassen Shores Development which offers a serene yet convenient community-oriented lifestyle, including about 13,000 sqʼ of amenities. 8ʼ 9” ceiling. S/S appliances+full size Washer/ Dryer. 5 minutes to Tsawwassen City Centre. Easy access to YVR, US border & Highways 99 & 17. Rental & Pet friendly. Great investment!
2,314 SF WAREHOUSE WITH VIEW
115-11780 RIVER ROAD
North Richmond strata ofﬁce/showroom/warehouse with spectacular river and mountain view. Sprinklered building. 10ʼ x 12ʼ rear grade loading door. 2 parking plus rear loading bay. 1,675 sf main ﬂoor has front ofﬁce (with 10ʼ10” ceiling) and 19ʼ x 54ʼ warehouse with 21ʼ6” clear ceiling. 639 sf ﬁnished 2nd ﬂoor ofﬁce. Two 2-piece washrooms.
A32 THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2020
Videos & 360º Virtual Tours Available NEW LISTING
LARGE 13,314 SF LOT CUSTOM BUILT 6 BDRM FAMILY HOME
DOUBLE SXS GARAGE UPDATED 4 BDRM TOWNHOME
Rarely available! This beautifully maintained custom-built 6 bedroom + den family home offers 3385 SF of super spacious living on a huge 13,314 SF lot (75x176). Features a grand entry with spiral staircase, lots of custom detailing, built in cabinetry, gourmet kitchen, stainless steel appliances, 3.5 bathrooms, walk-in pantry, laundry with separate entry, radiant heat both levels, 2 gas ﬁreplaces, updated double glazed windows, circular driveway, double garage and an amazing backyard with gazebo. Original owners. Excellent investment with space for everyone & potential to expand up to 5244 SF! All this in a convenient location just steps to Tait Elementary, buses, the Dyke, Tim Hortons, Golftown & Costco.
Totally updated 4 bedroom townhome with 2.5 bathrooms, 1563 SF of spacious living and desirable double side x side garage in prime Central Richmond! Recently updated from top to bottom with new laminate ﬂooring, a sparkling white kitchen, stainless steel appliances, washer/dryer, new paint, light ﬁxtures and fresh white bathrooms. Home also features vaulted ceilings in the master, gas ﬁreplace, skylite and lots of additional outdoor spaces including 4 balconies and an extra-large private patio. Low maintenance fees. All this in a fantastic location that’s just steps to Richmond High, Minoru Park, Minoru Centre for Active Living, Ice Rink, Aquatic Center and Richmond Centre Mall.
10471 Gilmore Crescent
#9-7311 Moffatt Road
RIVA 1 PENTHOUSE!
JUST LIKE NEW!
#712-5399 Cedarbridge Way
STEVESTON - NAUTICA NORTH
METROTOWN 2 BDRM TOWNHOME
Brand New & totally stunning 4517+ sq ft 6 bedroom home with 7.5 baths, 2 master bedrooms and a 1 bedroom side suite on an huge 74’ x 173’ = 12,702 sq ft lot with a South back yard. Custom built quality & ﬁnishings with 10’ ceilings on both ﬂoors, high ceilings in the living room, entry & family rooms and an extra large open kitchen with top of the line stainless steel appliances. Everything you would expect including: Air Conditioning, quartz counters all around, large media/games room, 2 luxurious master ensuites, Nest thermostats, BI speakers, triple garage and auto sprinklers. All this on a beautifully landscaped fully fenced lot with a built in basketball court.
NEAR YVR AIRPORT
3 BDRM + DEN & 2058 SF! WOW! Amazing value for this bright & clean house-sized townhome with 3 huge bedrooms, den, 2058 SF and low maintenance fees! Well kept home comes with a cozy gas ﬁreplace, laminate ﬂoors throughout, master with large walkin closet & skylight in ensuite, 2.5 baths, lots of storage areas, BI vacuum & single garage. Large west facing backyard is accessible from the 3rd bedroom / recreation room on ﬁrst level. Roof, gutters & fence replaced approx 5 years ago. All this in a fantastic location close to Central Richmond, Minoru Park & Centre for Active Living, buses, shopping and library. Ferris Elementary & Richmond High schools.
#12-7400 Gilbert Road
SOUTH AIRPORT TERMINAL
OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE
Excellent opportunity to lease prime ofﬁce spaces in a central location between the Airport & West Richmond! Great for those who want professional, ﬂexible ofﬁce spaces from 721 SF, 816 SF, 1360 SF and 5000+SF at a reasonable cost. Access to a huge executive-style lounge & boardroom at discounted rates are also available to all occupants in the building. The all-inclusive GROSS lease rates of $24/SF include property taxes, heat, air conditioning, lights & water. Call Anita today!
Excellent opportunity to lease ofﬁce space between the Airport & West Richmond. Ofﬁce space of 615 sq ft on second ﬂoor is available. Easily accessible from Central Richmond. All-inclusive gross lease rate of $24 per sq ft includes property taxes, heat, air conditioning and electricity.
4360 Agar Drive
4380 Agar Drive
#601-7878 Westminster Hwy
7680 Steveston Hwy
#417-12633 No. 2 Road
Rarely available! Amazing 3 bedroom condo located at Richmond Centre Mall! This super wide & bright ﬂoor plan offers 1116 SF of spacious living in a concrete hi-rise and features large expansive windows, air conditioning in the master, new laminate ﬂoors, new paint, new 3rd bedroom window wall, granite countertops, 2 full bathrooms, insuite laundry, 2 parking spots (tandem) and a huge 270 SF patio off the living room. Great well-run complex with party room & private garden. Just steps to everything including Rmd Centre Mall, banks, Canada Line, buses, restaurants, coffee shops, farm market, London Drugs, Minoru Park & Centre for Active Living & more!
HUGE 73ʼX 174ʼ = 12,702 SF LOT $3,288,000
2 MASTER BEDROOMS + AUTHORIZED 1 BEDROOM SUITE
3 BDRM CONDO W/LARGE PATIO
3 BDRM+ DEN SUBPENTHOUSE
Totally unobstructed RIVER, mountain and inner courtyard views from this NE corner SUB-PENTHOUSE unit at the RIVA! This rarely available 3 bedroom + den offers 1169 SF of spacious living is just 4 years young. Features 10' ceilings in the living area, open kitchen with KitchenAid stainless steel appliances, gas cooktop, hardwood ﬂoors, ﬂat panel wood cabinetry with soft-closing hardware, quartz countertops, dual air cooling / heating system and 2 bathrooms. Comes complete with 3 balconies, 2 parking, 1 locker & 1 designated bike storage. The future green space directly in front will only enhance the outlook. Rentals & 2 pets ok. Excellent amenities include an indoor pool, large gym, hot tub, sauna, steam room & concierge services. Just steps to T&T Supermarket, banks, restaurants...
EXECUTIVE OFFICE SPACES 721 SF, 816 SF, 1630 SF & 5000+ SF Available
Come see the fantastic views from this totally immaculate TOP FLOOR 2 bedroom PENTHOUSE that overlooks the marina, boats, inner courtyard and water features of Nautica North! This suite features 12’ vaulted ceilings and has been upgraded with laminate ﬂoors, granite countertops, newer paint, Bosch washer/dryer and dishwasher. This bright, south facing home is efﬁciently laid out with 757 SF and comes complete with insuite storage and 1 secured parking spot close to the elevator. Pets and rentals are allowed with restrictions. All of this in a wellmanaged strata with a live in caretaker that is just steps to the river, boardwalk, off leash dog park and Steveston Village.
#42-7039 MacPherson Avenue, Burnaby
SPECTACULAR MARINA & COURTYARD VIEWS
Absolutely immaculate 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom townhome at the VILLO Metrotown! This contemporary styled home is just 4 years young and features a totally open 1012 SF layout, Bosch stainless steel appliances, gas cooktop, quartz countertops, soft-closing drawers, under cabinet lighting, laminate ﬂoors, 9’ ceilings on main, frameless glass shower, window roller shades and insuite laundry. Comes with 2 side x side parking, 1 locker and balance of 2/5/10 new home warranty with rainscreen technology. All this in a great loc just steps to Burnaby South Secondary and the Royal Oak Skytrain Station and just a short drive to Metropolis, T&T Supermarket, Bonsor Rec Complex or Deer Lake Park.
This top ﬂoor PENTHOUSE unit offers 1088 SF of super spacious living and dramatic 10 ft high ceilings with 2 bedrooms, large den and 2 full bathrooms! Riva 1 built by Onni is just 5 years old and features hardwood ﬂoors, KitchenAid stainless steel appliances, gas cooktop, ﬂat panel wood cabinetry with soft-closing hardware, quartz countertops and a dual air cooling / heating system. This home also comes with an X-large EAST facing balcony, 1 parking and 1 storage locker. Excellent recreation facilities include an indoor pool, ﬁtness centre, theatre room, study room & concierge services. Just steps to T&T Supermarket, BMO, TD Bank, the Olympic Oval, restaurants, transportation & easy access to central Richmond, YVR & Vancouver.
12380 Trites Road
#625-5311 Cedarbridge Way
AMAZING TOP FLOOR 2 BDRM + DEN
WELL KEPT 4 BDRM FAMILY HOME This heritage style Steveston gem is an amazing 4 bedroom family home that features a large open kitchen with maple cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, 9 ft ceilings on main, laminate ﬂoors throughout, 1896 SF, crown mouldings, 2.5 baths and radiant ﬂoor heating on both levels. Just 16 years old and has views of the NS mountains from the upper level. Comes complete with 2 gas ﬁreplaces, double garage with EV charger, durable hardi-plank exterior, artiﬁcial turf landscaping and a private patio at the back with BBQ hookup. All this in a fantastic location within walking distance to Steveston Village and the Dyke trails.
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140 Graham Drive, Delta
#35-750 Hot Springs Rd, Harrison Hot Springs
#413-10880 No. 5 Road
8060 Elsmore Road
RE/MAX Austin Kay Realty & RE/MAX Anita Chan Realty - * #110-6086 Russ Baker Way, Richmond BC V7B 1B4
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SHOWINGS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY #1102-6631 MINORU BLVD
This spacious home on a large, south-exposed lot has been beautifully updated and is movein ready. Updates include kitchen, bathrooms, new stone facade, a gorgeous back extension encompassing an atrium on the main and allowing for an oversized, luxurious ensuite above, newer roof, furnace, and more. Come see this lovely home!
Regency Park Towers! Live in this super convenient location close to Richmond Centre shops, restaurants, seniors centre, library, transit, parks, hospital and more. This extra large one bedroom suite with lovely mountain views is squeaky clean with brand new carpets and paint! Enjoy one parking and storage locker, outdoor pool, indoor jacuzzi and lots of laundry machines in a well-maintained building. No rentals allowed and no pets allowed. Call now to view.
Priced at $1,988,800 Lynn Sakai-Boden 604.218.4800
Priced at $349,900 Lynn Sakai-Boden 604.218.4800
OPEN SUNDAY 2-4PM #9-5071 STEVESTON HIGHWAY
OPEN SATURDAY/SUNDAY 12-4PM #201-12088 3RD AVENUE
Duplex-style townhouse and private garage access through the lovely “Hollies” neighbourhood make this townhouse feel more like a detached home. This twostorey, 1,636 sqft home enjoys 4 bdrms, 2.5 bathrooms, a double garage and south-facing yard. Featuring a high-quality, modern interior & 36” integrated French door fridge, 5-burner gas cooktop, built-in oven and microwave, spacious kitchen and geothermal heating and cooling. Come visit us this weekend and learn about all the offerings at WIND.
The Roderick in Steveston Village is Richmondʼs most exciting new development. This home features 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms in just over 1,300 SF, a gorgeous gourmet kitchen with six top of the line appliances, and two outdoor areas, one east-facing entry patio and one west-facing balcony with water views. Youʼll want for nothing at The Roderick, located in the heart of Steveston Village just steps to coffee shops, restaurants, shopping, trails, Steveston Community Centre, and home to an impressive, new Save-On-Foods.
Priced at $1,198,800 Sean Lawson 604.240.4837
Priced at $1,069,900 Sean Lawson 604.240.4837
SHOWINGS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY #1-6100 WOODWARDS ROAD
OPEN SATURDAY/SUNDAY 1-4PM #203-23233 GILLEY ROAD
This home at Stratford Green in the desirable Woodwards neighbourhood offers over 2,000 SF of living space on two levels with 2 beds + huge den on the main ﬂoor. The separate dining, eating area, living spaces plus the private, two-car garage make this feel more like a detached house than a townhouse. This Polygon-built, gated development has a proactive strata with mature landscaping & ample visitor parking. 45+ community that provides a wonderful option for downsizers who arenʼt quite ready to transition into condo living and prefer more space.
Priced at $798,800 Jess Baxter 604.377.2888
Large corner two bedroom and den unit with huge wrap around deck in Hamilton Village phase one. Featuring a state-of-the-art amenity space with pool, gym, hot tub, and multi-purpose room, plus a communal garden and courtyard patio perfect for summer barbeques. At Hamilton Village, you're steps from high street shopping, public transit, and a walkable village life, all connected to peaceful trails.
Priced at $628,800 Gloria Andrews 778.892.7712
D! L SO SHOWINGS BY APPOINMENT ONLY 4080 WILLIAMS ROAD
Amazing, high-quality, custom-built 3,533 SF mansion on a large 7,301 SF lot in Steveston North. Featuring 5 spacious ensuited bedrooms, a theatre room, and high ceilings w/chandelier & gas f/p in the grand living room plus grand family & dining rooms beside a beautiful kitchen w/ island, custom cabinets & wok kitchen all w/ high-end appliances. A/C, radiant heat and HRV system warms and cools the home. Large rear patio and southfacing backyard. Walking distance to transit, Seafair mall, community centre, Steveston Village, school catchments of all levels. Do not miss this opportunity!
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SHOWINGS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY 11860 4TH AVENUE
This immaculate home right in the HEART of Steveston Village is what you have been waiting for! Steps away from all the amenities of the Village, this well kept, updated gem boasts beautiful stainless steel appliances, hot water on demand, new windows, engineered hardwood ﬂoors, gas and electric ﬁreplaces, skylights, brand new front door and more. Enjoy your backyard and patio space with your morning coffee as you plan your adventure in Steveston for the day. Hurry, this one won't last long!
Priced at $2,388,800 Howard Hu 604.377.7182
Priced at $1,198,800 Barb Nimchuk 604.505.9917
OPEN SATURDAY 2-4PM 3511 RICHMOND STREET
OPEN SATURDAY 2-4PM 3060 RICHMOND STREET
Stunning new family home in sought-after STEVESTON VILLAGE! Built by PACIFIC COASTAL HOMES, this high-quality 2,038 sq ft home has 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths as well as a den on the main ﬂoor. The huge Master Bedroom has a spa-like 5-piece ensuite and large walk-in closet. This excellent & efﬁcient ﬂoor plan also boasts radiant heating throughout, engineered h/w ﬂoors on main, 8' doors, HRV, security system and a large double garage with EV charging.
STEVESTON VILLAGE-Fantastic new family home built by PENTA BUILDERS GROUP. Location is everything! Situated next to Richmond St Park, this high-quality 2,268 sq ft home has 4 bedrooms, 4 FULL baths and a den on the main ﬂoor that can be a 5th bedroom. Spacious Master Bedroom has a spa-like ensuite with private sunny walkout balcony. The efﬁcient ﬂoor plan boasts radiant heating, engineered h/w ﬂoors on main, A/C, HRV, security system and a double garage. The Chef's Kitchen features KitchenAid s/s appliances, stone counters, island with breakfast bar and a 2nd Kitchen. Cozy gas f/p in the family room & the dining area opens out to a private south-exposed backyard with covered patio & gas BBQ connection - perfect for entertaining! Excellent catchment schools are Byng and McMath.
Priced at $1,699,900 Fraser Roberts 604.779.5324
Priced at $1,898,800 Dave Van Hoeke 778.388.1965
SHOWINGS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY 208-6077 LONDON ROAD
CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION PH7 13040 NO 2 ROAD
Steveston living at its best in this west-facing 2 bedroom 2 bathroom. Located in London Station II in London Landing, at nearly 1,100sqft of open living space this home boasts spacious bedrooms, geothermal air-conditioning, 9ft ceilings, wideplanked Bamboo ﬂooring, gas ﬁreplace and stove, and a gourmet kitchen designed for entertaining. Sliding all-glass doors lead to 169sqft of private balcony overlook unobstructed westerly views towards Steveston marina. Mere steps to the waterfront, dyke trails, gyms, cafes, and restaurants, and is located in the McMath Secondary and Homma Elementary School catchments. Enjoy the amenities of nearby Steveston Village.
HARBOUR WALK - Don't wait for your chance to call this 3 bed 2 bath Penthouse home! Over 1,000sqft of brand new living space. Featuring a massive deck with amazing views of farmland and mountains and thoughtful details include vaulted ceilings, beautiful appliance packages, and sleek interior design with bright colour scheme, wide plank hardwood ﬂooring, quartz countertops, natural gas ﬁreplace, and porcelain tiles. Located in Steveston just steps from the dyke trail along the river and a short walk into Steveston village and ﬁsherman's wharf. Call today to ﬁnd out more information.
Priced at $688,800 Fraser Roberts 604.779.5324
Priced at $900,000 Fraser Roberts 604.779.5324
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#38-3851 Blundell Road
Charming, updated and beautifully maintained 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath townhome in popular Beacon Cove. One of the best locations in the complex, tucked into the back with a fully fenced, low-maintenance, private backyard, perfect for pet owners and outdoor enjoyment. Updated eat-in kitchen (2014) alder cabinets, counters, white appliances, brand new Miele dishwasher (2020). Updated powder room on the main ﬂoor. Cozy living/dining area with vaulted ceilings, wood burning ﬁreplace and large windows into the backyard. Spacious laundry room with brand new washer dryer and sink has room for storage. Upstairs large master and two other bedrooms and main bath. Tandem carport with extra storage room. Roofs redone 2014. A wonderful place to raise a family or downsize. Move right in!
Patti Martin 604-273-2828
COMMERCIAL SPACE $1,235,000
9600 Garden City Road
MULTIPLE DEVELOPMENT POSSIBILITIES. Incredible opportunity to own a side by side duplex on a massive 100' x 130' property with east/west exposure and an updated roof (2017). One half of the duplex has been extensively renovated (2015) with updated bathrooms, laminate ﬂooring, a new kitchen with S/S appliances, cabinetry and quartz countertops. Other half of the duplex is well maintained and largely original awaiting your decorating ideas. Centrally located in the Saunders neighbourhood, close to transit, South Arm Community Centre, shopping, schools (Lee Elementary & McNair Secondary), and parks. Check out the online tour at www.pattimartin.com
Patti Martin 604-273-2828
5560 Cornwall Drive
#106-8700 Jones Road
Spacious rooms and high ceilings are just some of the features in this well cared for 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit at Windgate Royale. In-suite laundry with full-size washer dryer. Lovely west facing unit with balcony. Building features vinyl siding, new roof 2010 and has been re-piped. Lots of natural light, gas ﬁreplace, one parking and one locker. A few minutes from Garden City Shopping Centre. A terriﬁc unit in a good building.
Patti Martin 604-273-2828
Semi-custom executive home tucked into the quiet neighbourhood of Terra Nova, just steps from the local Elementary school and the dyke trail system. Boasting over 3000 sq ft, this 6 bdrm, 4.5 bath family home offers suite potential and is perfect for the growing family. Maple ﬂoors throughout with some tile. Radiant heating, 2 ﬁreplaces, ample parking and some thoughtful updates. 5 bedrooms and 3 full bath up. 1 bedroom and large playroom/ofﬁce down with 1 full and 1 half bath. North/south lot. A quick walk to Save On Foods/Terra Nova Shopping Centre. The best value in Terra Nova!
Patti Martin 604-273-2828
We would like to extend our thanks and compliments to you and your team for helping us out with the sale of our home. Frankly, we are delighted. Such excellent service: timely, efficient, well-coordinated, highly professional, pleasant, steady, focused, reassuring at stressful times, supportive - all descriptors a seller would wish for. And you and your excellent team got it done! A sale over asking price in one week. We are thrilled."
#110-3755 Chatham Street Stunning opportunity to own an open concept Commercial Retail Unit in the heart of Steveston Village. This property boasts 1,237 square feet and is conveniently located next to bus stops and a high foot trafﬁc area. Great opportunity to build your long-term business.
Patti Martin 604-273-2828 Adam Wachtel 604-314-2746
- Peter + Susan
#41-10200 4th Avenue
Immaculate upper unit at popular Manoah Village located in Steveston North right across the street from Manoah Steves Elementary. Fresh and clean with brand new carpet throughout, this delightful 3 bedroom (ﬂex area could be 4th bdrm) 1 bath unit will impress. Spacious living dining room opens onto the huge deck over looking the gorgeous courtyard. Updated galley kitchen with lots of cupboard space. 3 big bedrooms and a linen closet all on the same ﬂoor as the neat and tidy bathroom. One carport parking, storage locker and amazing amenities like a bike room, outdoor pool and clubhouse in the park-like grounds of this family-friendly complex.
Patti Martin 604-273-2828
CHATHAM 3755 - Steveston Village
2 bed, 2 bed + den and 3 bed + den ﬂoor plans available in this exciting new build, designed to capture the heritage quality of Steveston Village. Suites have 9ft ceilings, elegant crown molding, wideplank wood ﬂoors, forced-air heating & cooling with radiant electric heat in the master ensuite. Kitchen has gourmet s/s appliances, ceramic tile and eating bar. Neutral elegant designer ﬁnishings with a timeless-modern feel. Laundry room has side by side washer/dryer and storage. Breathtaking shared rooftop deck with 360-degree views stretching from the Fraser River to the North Shore Mountains. Make the move and start your Steveston Village lifestyle—amenities, shops, restaurants, services all at your ﬁngertips. More photos, ﬂoor plans and video available online at pattimartin.com.
Patti Martin 604-317-7768 / Adam Wachtel 604-315-2746
#1107-5508 Hollybridge Way
Incredible unit on the 11th ﬂoor featuring three bedrooms plus a den. Located on the north west corner of River Park Place III built by IntraCorp, overlooking the river, YVR and the Oval. Corner E2 plan with excellent layout. Modern kitchen with island opening onto the living dining area and ﬂoor to ceiling windows. Spacious master with double closets, spa inspired ensuite with two sinks. A/C, smart technologies/Nest, Bosch appliances. Fabulous amenities including: Dog wash area, basketball court, study room, meeting room, ﬁre pit and lounge. Perfect location with easy access to Vancouver, central Richmond and the Dyke trail system.
Patti Martin 604-273-2828
#203-5860 Dover Crescent
Fantastic, freshly painted 1 bdrm, 1 bath unit at Lighthouse Park, the only concrete building along Dover Crescent. Facing the quiet courtyard and opening onto a huge 181 sq ft partially covered deck with winter views to the river, this unit has a peaceful outlook with a great outdoor space. Inside ﬁnd a large living/dining room with cozy gas ﬁreplace with laminate ﬂooring. Spacious bedroom. Kitchen with extra large pass through and brand new stainless steel appliances. 1 parking, easy access to YVR, the Oval, dyke trail system and T&T. Amenities include a gym and party room.
Patti Martin 604-273-2828
11620 Pintail Drive Great family home located in desirable Westwind perfect for a growing family. 4 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms. Private, fully-fenced east facing backyard. Excellent school catchment, quiet neighbourhood of new builds and nicely maintained homes. Your opportunity to own a great home in a fabulous neighbourhood.
Patti Martin 604-273-2828
#107-10788 No. 5 Road
Welcome to The Gardens, South Richmondʼs most sought-after master-planned urban village built by Townline Homes. This rare, 3 bedroom concrete home features over-height ceilings, air conditioning w/ heat-pump, modern kitchen with SS appliances, quartz counters, radiant heat in the master bathroom and an expansive wrap around patio with impressive views of the adjoining 12-acre nature park with lovely water features and an abundance of walking trails ready to enjoy. Conveniently located Ironwood shopping and setback from the corner of No. 5 Road and Steveston Hwy makes your commute a breeze.
Adam Wachtel 604-315-2746
103-7480 Gilbert Road
FULLY RENOVATED - this stylish 2 bedroom and 2 bath CORNER unit in Central Richmond boasts over 1,200 square feet of spacious and functional living space with open concept. Custom kitchen cabinetry with farm style sink, under-cabinet lighting, stainless steel appliances, 12mm laminate ﬂooring, Italian tiles, custom cabinetry in bathrooms, double sinks in master ensuite, new pot lights, crown moulding throughout and so much more. Facing quiet side of the building (away from Gilbert) and not on ground level. Walking distance to all amenities such as the new Minoru Aquatic Centre, Richmond Centre, Skytrain & transit. Top ranking school catchment: Ferris Elementary & Richmond Secondary. 1 Parking & 1 Locker included. No pets. Don't miss this urban gem ! Schedule your private showing today.
Andrea Chu 604-338-6600
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Take a look at this well-appointed NW facing 1 bedroom plus den condo in Cadence. Built by Cressey, this immaculate 3 year old unit with its infamous kitchen with quartz counters, Bloomberg and Fulgor European appliances with double fridge/freezer and 5-element gas stove, is move-in ready. Heat-pump with air-conditioning and hardwood floors throughout. Relax in the soaker tub in the spa-like bathroom. Enjoy the view of YVR, partial mountains and the Fraser River. Amenities include concierge, steam rooms, lounge, private courtyard gardens, sports court. Step out to Shoppers, restaurants, tea shops, T&T, medical facilities, banks and the Oval. Visit 3D tour: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=cJiNLW8DHHi
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9031 DANYLUK COURT Richmond ~ $1,088,000
Broadmoor area in a small cul-de-sac; cute little homes better than a townhouse. This 2 storey house is well maintained and had a lot of renovations done through out the years. Very open concept, designer color walls, kitchen countertops had been updated with Caesar stone, 3 good generous size bedrooms, California shutters through out the house, bright and sunny western backyard was totally redone with concrete paving stones and no grass to cut. Good entertaining area for barbecue and big playground for the kids. 2 car garages. A lovely starter home for a couple or small family in a desirable area.
905-5233 Gilbert Road $669,000
Welcome to One River Park Place! Move right into this pristine SE facing 2 bedroom 2 bath unit or make it a great investment property with many amenities at your door step with concierge service. Basketball court, fitness, banquet, yoga, music, study, media rooms and courtyard garden. Peek-a-boo view of the mountains. European s/s appliances, marble counters, stone back splash and heating and cooling system. Elegant appointed bathrooms with a soaker tub in one and a double walk-in shower in another. Surrounded by dining, retail, banks and medical services. Walk to the Olympic Oval, river front, quick access to YVR and Vancouver. Visit 3D tour: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=LBHN4bS8BR4
8611 NO. 3 ROAD
Richmond ~ $1,988,800 Broadmoor area big lot wide frontage and deep lot in a central location. House is 70 years old but still livable. Close to 12,000 square foot lot. ATTENTION BUILDERS: Built your dream home. Few minutes to mall, recreation center, Minoru Park, Library. Five minutes to the train etc. etc.
5680 FORSYTH CRESCENT Richmond ~ $4,180,000
154-8600 Lansdowne Road $479,000 307-2200 Douglas Road, Burnaby $775,000 In case you missed this one in Tiffany Gardens, here's your chance! If
Come home to this spacious 2 bedroom plus den, 2 bath corner unit in the Affinity by Bosa. This spacious south-facing condo has floor to ceiling windows to bring in ample light. Enjoy your large 15'6x7'6 balcony. Stainless steel appliances, granite counters, glass mosaic backsplash, laminate floors, new paint, new carpets in the bedrooms and 2 parking. Amenities include caretaker, guest suite, 2 fitness rooms and recreation room with full kitchen. Move right in or make this your investment property. Perfect location in Brentwood, close to transit, Skytrain, the new Brentwood Mall, restaurants and retail. Easy access to downtown Vancouver. Brentwood Park Elementary and Alpha Secondary are the catchment schools. Visit 3D tour: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=jc2FHPdCVbg
you want a quiet, well-maintained building that is adult-oriented with a minimum of 19+, no pets, no rentals with a fabulous location in the heart of Richmond, this is it! Floor to ceiling windows in this 1124sf, 2 bedrooms, 2 bath corner unit, facing northwest with a gas fireplace and 2 balconies. A queen size bed fits perfectly in the second bedroom. Laminate floors with full size washer and dryer. Perfect for people downsizing or a couple who wants more space. Lots of potential with your design ideas or just move in. Bike room with workshop and a lounge. Literally, steps to Lansdowne Mall, T&T, KPU, transit, Canada Line and restaurants. Visit 3D tour: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=e77BBkFh5aq
Half an acre lot in West Richmond, Very desirable neighborhood with lots of new million dollar mansions. Good holding property and build your dream home. House is very livable with 4 bedrooms upstairs. Huge garden with an outdoor pool. Perfect southern exposure and space to accomodate your needs. good holding property of this size is hard to find.
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HELEN PETTIPIECE 604.341.7997
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COPPER SKY WEST #103 4500 Westwater Drive
$975,000 Spectacular 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom and Den, waterfront apartment, affording views of Fraser River, Gulf Islands and beyond. Home has been extensively updated by current owner. Extra large Patio, ideal for entertaining guests or relaxing and enjoying the famous Copper Sky Sunset.
ROOM TO ROAM 115-8760 No. 1 Road
Spacious corner 2 bed/1.5 bath home in popular Apple Greene. Great proximity to shopping & transit. Super complex boasts resort style amenities with indoor & outdoor pools, billiard room, lounges and grand greenspace between buildings. Kitchen & bath updates, hardwood ﬂoors plus in-suite laundry.
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It doesnʼt get any better than this sunny 2 bedroom/2 bath home in sought after SUNNINGDALE 111. Amazing space is ideal for children, pets, container gardening & entertaining. Updated kitchen and baths plus choice location just minutes from shopping & transit. 700 sq. ft. private patio is spectacular!
ADMIRAL'S WALK #210-7631 Steveston Hwy
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DOWNSIZER DELIGHT 85-8111 Saunders Road
Simply stunning corner penthouse that boasts dramatic vaulted ceiling in living room, beautiful brick faced 2 way gas ﬁreplace, country kitchen, spacious Master Suite & mountain views. Excellent layout for this 2 bed/2 bath that is just a short stroll to the waterfront boardwalk that leads to Steveston Village.
Lovely end unit in sought after ADULT ONLY complex that boasts resort-style indoor pool with spectacular water features and greenspace. Minute from transit and shopping this beautifully maintained & updated 3 bedroom townhome will accommodate your house sized furniture.
STEVESTON SOUTH $1,098,000
WOODWARDS AREA $2,498,000
FAMILY SIZED 15-4111 Garry Street
BUILDER ALERT Eastman Road
Spacious 2,000 sq. ft. home in sought after GARRY LANE. Choice location just minutes from McMath High & Steveston Village. Meticulously maintained and updated this fabulous family plan is hard to beat. 3 beds up, 2.5 baths lots of living on main & down is a 4th bedroom or recreation room & double garage.
Two RS1/B lots are proposed for this soughtafter neighborhood within walking distance of Jessie Kwok Richmond Christian School & Steveston/London. Size is approximately 4,146 sq. ft & 4,190 sq. ft. and would allow compact builds of 2,280 & 2,300 sq. ft. South facing in lovely quiet neighborhood.
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9611 Williams Rd, Richmond $1,390,000
14362 32B Avenue, South Surrey/White Rock ONE OF A KIND RESIDENCE!
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Lot 94 - 0.87 acre - $229,000
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Spacious 1 Bedroom and Den (easy to convert to 2nd bedroom) 1 and 1/2 baths, in one of Richmond's premier Adult Only developments. Gently lived in and well maintained by current owner. Located on the quiet side of the building, overlooking lush gardens.
7921 sq.ft. lot BUILDERS AND INVESTORS: Subdividable 66x120 lot
Welcome to ELGIN WYND, an exclusive enclave of 12 elegant, quality designed & built homes. The moment you drive through the wrought iron gates you will feel at home. This 4300 sq. ft. home is uniquely positioned on a spacious 10,000 sq. ft. manicured lot. The home & grounds have been updated and maintained to perfection. The thoughtful ﬂoorplan offers 4 Bdrms, 4 Baths, 4 Gas FP, Triple Garage & a 4 ft. Crawlspace. Your purchase includes 1/12 ownership & exclusive access to the 2.5 acre Private Nature Park. The yearly bare land strata fee of $800 is a bargain in return for gated security & lifestyle continuity to protect your investment. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to own in Elgin Wynd.
Lot C - 0.87 acre - $229,000
AG1 zoned Land Only - No Road Access
#201-3680 W. Broadway, Vancouver • $1,088,000 1116 sq.ft. Loft style townhouse with rootop deck
#305-715 Royal Ave, New Westminster $399,000 804 sq.ft. Renovated top ﬂoor corner unit
#1605-6651 Minoru Blvd, Richmond $675,000 1570 sq.ft. Sub-penthouse with view
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Top floor and corner suite in the Argentum. Two bedrooms and 2 full baths. Nine foot ceilings and lots of windows for natural light. Short walk to shops and transportation. Amenities: Gym, common room and roof top deck. #301-8400 Anderson Road
175 East 21st Avenue
If West of Main is what you have been looking for, this gorgeous Craftsman style home in the Cedar Cottage neighbourhood is the one for you. Very roomy with 3drms on the main ﬂoor a large and bright master bedroom and ofﬁce above is the perfect ﬁt. Nice wide open ﬂoor plan when you walk in that leads out to a cute deck overlooking the entertainment sized back yard. The original gleaming Fir ﬂoors add to the charm and blend in well with the newer kitchen and dining space. All the appliances have been upgraded in the last couple years to help with the entertaining. A great feature for the in-laws or mortgage helper is the fully self contained 2 bdrm suite. Come home to your West of Main home today and enjoy all of what this area has to offer.
Attractive patio and yard offers room for kids to play or have a garden. Three bedrooms and two full baths. Short walk to schools, King George Park and shopping. #39-12311 McNeely Drive
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FODCHUK, Dymytry John November 7, 1929 - June 15, 2020 Dymytry (Jim) passed away after a brief battle from complications of cancer. His son, Greg Fodchuk was at his side as he peacefully passed. Predeceased by his parents Anna (1962) and John Fodchuk (1977), his sisters, Usteen Fodchuk (1964), Mary J. Batten, Chief Justice (ret) (2015), former spouse, Hilda May Fodchuk (2004), his niece Justine J. E. Batten (2017).
Chong, Tai Hong July 6, 1924 - June 16, 2020 With great sadness, we announce the passing of an amazingly strong woman who was our mother, grandmother (婆婆 po po) and great grandmother (阿白 a bak). Born in Guangdong, China, she and her young daughter Toy immigrated in 1954 to join her husband Chong Kwong Shang, who predeceased her in 1961. Determined to give her three young children all the opportunities "Gold Mountain" had to offer, the young widow continued her job at B.C. Packers and started labouring at Lum Poy's farm on evenings and weekends. In time, she was able to purchase the farmland on Steveston Hwy, where her strong work ethic and sharp business skills earned her the respectful nickname "Mama Chong" throughout the local farming community. She was dedicated to her farm and her family and continued to be involved with her greenhouse operations until March 2020. Tai Hong was predeceased by her son Donald in 1957. She is survived by her children, Toy (Brian), Richard (Donna), Jack (Kelly), grandchildren Amber, Adam (Ashley), Kat, Jessica, Meaghan (Christopher), great grandchildren Cole, Evan, Keira, Haylee, Adelyn, Kayden and many friends and family, too many to mention but not forgotten. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be a private family only service on July 10 at 12:30 pm. Glenhaven Memorial Chapel will webcast the service. Please, no flowers, instead make a donation to Richmond Hospital Foundation or charity of your choice.
Dymytry will be sadly missed by his daughter Maureen, son Greg (Mari), grandchildren Karina (Xie Wen Kai), Michael, great grandson Kyler, extended family, many dear lifelong friends and especially his wonderful neighbours Cecilia and Mike, Manel and Eddie. Jim, born in Calder, Saskatchewan, travelled to the West Coast as a teenager and enlisted in the Canadian Army, with the Princess Patricia Light Infantry Regiment (2PPCLI), fighting in the Korean War (1950-53). He returned to Canada and over the next 32 years, built a flourishing women’s apparel business (Hilda’s Apparel Ltd.,) with his wife, Hilda in Richmond, BC. Some of his fondest memories were with his 2 best friends, Al Kronier and Ron Carlisle, fishing and hunting. Jim also spent many memorable years as a member of the Point Grey Golf & Country Club. He was generous, with a larger than life personality, enthusiastically sharing his interests in gardening, photography, tennis, golf, Bonsai trees, Haiku poems, good scotch and anything chocolate. A Celebration of Life in Vancouver, will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, or donations, Dad would be most fondly remembered by planting his favourite Calla Lilies, in your garden. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.kearneyfs.com Kearney Funeral Services Vancouver 604-736-0268
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We are saddened to announce that after a 36 year battle with cancer, Shelley Stewart (1970−2020) succumbed to the disease this past Sunday. Shelley loved her 25 year career at the Cineplex movie theatre meeting new people, hanging around with friends, and watching movies! Shelley also enjoyed travelling with her good friends, Jai and Priya. Shelley is survived by her mom, Chris, brothers, Kevin and Steven, nephews, Jacob and William, Uncle Mark, Uncle Steve (Cheryl), Uncle Lloyd (Christy), Uncle Chuck (Louise), and pets, Chloe and Lucky, plus many cousins, friends, and work acquaintances. Special thanks to Doctor Barbara Duncan and Oncologist K. Goddard. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Cancer Society.
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A description of the items to be sold or disposed of: 4 boxes of personal clothes, 2 Samsung TVs, 4 Dining Chairs, 3 folding chairs,1 Dining table, 1 Coffee table, 1 Ikea Kallax Shelving, 2 human size sex dolls, 2 canon printers, 1 black lounge chair, 4 luggages, 2 table lambs, 1 garbage can, 1 steel trash can, 1 telescope, 2 mirrors, 1 steam iron, 1 box of hardware, 2 air fan, 1 infant car seat "The items will be disposed of after 30 days of the notice being served or posted, unless the person being notified takes the items, or establishes a right to the items, or makes a dispute resolution application with the Residential Tenancy Branch, or makes an application in Supreme Court to establish their rights to the items."
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LANGLEY FARM MARKET Produce
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