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n Kyle Campbell and Caitlyn Lee, graduates of local high schools, had been living in Fort McMurray until the fire drove them back home to Richmond where they’re staying with family. The couple is fundraising for fire victims at the Buck and Ear on Friday. Photo by Graeme Wood/Richmond News

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t was like a scene out of the movies, is how native Richmondites and Fort McMurray residents Kyle Campbell and Caitlyn Lee describe witnessing tens of thousands of people, including themselves, fleeing the northern Alberta city after a wildfire engulfed it last week. “It was very overwhelming. I was alone with two dogs and Kyle was at work about an hour north. The ash is raining down, there’s a red plume in the sky and it’s black everywhere. It was very scary,” said Lee, now at her parents’ home, waiting for the call to return to Fort McMurray to resume her job as an environmental consultant. “Your windshield wipers were basically used for flaming embers. It’s a scary scene. It all happened really fast. We went to bed thinking they had it under control,” said

Campbell of the May 3 evacuation when the massive fire jumped a river, quickly threatening his neighbourhood. “I started panicking. The dog knew something was wrong,” said Lee, referring to their young German Shepherd, Cali. The one highway out of town became a parking lot, explained Campbell. People started running out of gas and running, he said. As the towering flames crossed the highway, cars lit on fire, adding to the mayhem. The two located a friends’ cache of gas and filled up their truck to get to Edmonton. “I was scared for my life,” said Lee. Campbell and Lee, both 25 years-old and Steveston-London and McRoberts secondary graduates, respectively, have been partners for five years but moved to ‘Fort Mac’ about 18 months ago. They say they love the city and its people and are devastated to see the destruction. About 15 per cent of the city’s structures burned down from a fire that has now scorched a reported

204,000 hectares — about 16 times the size of Richmond. While fortunate their home did not burn down, they have organized a fundraiser with two other Fort Mac residents at the Buck and Ear Bar and Grill on Friday at 6 p.m. The fundraiser is an opportunity to quadruple your donation to the Canadian Red Cross Alberta Fires Emergency Appeal. That’s because Campbell’s employer, Suncor Energy, will match its employees’ donations of up to $5,000 each. That total sum will then be donated to Red Cross, which will then be doubled by the Canadian government. A burger and beer costs $20, with $10 (ergo $40) going to the emergency relief efforts. “We feel helpless not being able to help on the ground. We have a good situation here with our family and our friends and we have our dog. But we’ve seen our friends’ houses burn down . . . And there are a lot of abandoned pets,” said Lee.

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doing so would be outside the scope of the approved environmental certificate granted Staff Reporter by the provincial government in 2013 under GWOOD@RICHMOND-NEWS.COM a “harmonized” review process that has garnered criticism from local residents and enviichmond city council is calling on the ronmentalists concerned about the estuary. federal and provincial governments to Coun. Alexa Loo opposed the city’s recomundertake a new environmental assessmendations, citing it was tantamount to unment of a jet fuel storage facility and pipeline necessary paperwork. that is now partly under construction near “We’re adding bureaucracy and we’re Riverport. adding an extra step. And [VAFFC is] still Council voted 8-1 in favour of reassessing going to come back with the same answer. So a proposed amendment to increase the size unless we come up with of the pipeline, citing consomething really new on cerns that the proponent, why it really shouldn’t be the Vancouver Airport here, we’re just creating What`s happening here is Fuel Facilities Corporation more work and spending a complete change from the (VAFFC) — a consortium more tax dollars,” said Loo, of airlines operating out of who suggested there was previous environmental asVancouver International hypocrisy on council as Airport — is potentially sessment and we want this she noted, “it seems to me tripling fuel storage capaceveryone on council has ity to sell cheaper overseas redone. flown out of here in the last product to nearby airports. – Mayor Malcolm Brodie 30 days, out of YVR.” The potential for more Loo also pointed out jet fuel to flow from the there’s already a jet fuel planned marine terminal pipeline running from on the Fraser River and through the pipeline Burnaby, through Richmond, and it has been “would create a facility capable of delivera “safe option.” ing product far in excess of YVR’s current Furthermore, she noted VAFFC’s contendemand,” noted a report from Richmond’s tion that an increase in pipeline diameter will engineering department. decrease pressure and thus increase safety. “What’s happening here is a complete Loo questioned the city’s assertion that fuel change from the previous environmental could be sold. assessment and we want this redone,” said “How far away would they be shipping this Mayor Malcolm Brodie at a council meeting fuel?” she asked. on Monday. Coun. Carol Day said she couldn’t “disagree Council will also ask the federal government more” with Loo and that council’s requests to consider all the alternatives for fuel delivwere about “due diligence” to understand ery, in a new assessment — something that what is “going on behind the scenes” that was not done last time as a result of changes precipitated the VAFFC amendment proposal. to environmental laws in 2012, noted Brodie, Coun. Harold Steves said it seemed logical who suggested the marine terminal should be that VAFFC would want a bigger pipeline if it built along the north arm of the river, in more can get bigger, deep-draft ships to the marine open waters. terminal with the George Massey Tunnel gone. As well, council is asking for a stipulation See VAFFC page 4 that jet fuel not be sold outside of YVR, as

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n Northern lights lit up the sky over Metro Vancouver Saturday night (May 7) and early Sunday morning. Reader Danny Xu shot a few photos at Garry Point, and submitted them noting that he thought “it would be interesting for Richmond readers to know that even here in Richmond, one may have a chance to see beautiful northern lights when conditions are right.” Photo by Danny Xu

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ichmond News reporter, Graeme Wood, came home with gold, following the annual Ma Murray Awards on Saturday night. Hosted by the Community Newspaper Association of B.C. and Yukon, the awards recognize the best in community journalism throughout the province and territory. Wood was awarded in the Sports Writing category for a

series in which he chronicled the exhilarating and frustrating process of learning how to play golf. The judges described the series as “highly entertaining.” They noted, “it is difficult to sustain a feature such as this over an extended period but the writer has done a great job of it.” News reporter Philip Raphael was awarded Bronze in the Environmental Writing Award for

his story about recycling fishing nets. According to the judges, “Reporter Philip Raphael presents a fascinating story about an intensely local issue with global implications. Raphael expertly explains how fishing nets, or ghost gear, impacts marine life, the emotional connection fishermen have to the gear, and an inventive international solution to recycle the nets overseas.

“His reporting is thorough and concise and his storytelling is compelling. He has wonderfully created awareness about an environmental issue many in the community would be ignorant of — had they not been privy to his well reported piece.” Richmond News editor, Eve Edmonds noted, “It’s a proud day for the News. We have an excellent team and it’s an honour to have that recognized.”

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Pitch and putt needs more care Dear Editor, I was dismayed and somewhat bemused by a recent ad placed in your paper by the City of Richmond extolling playing their “beautiful” Pitch and Putt nine-hole golf course. Unfortunately, over the last two or three years maintenance has been seriously neglected and the course has become a disgrace for a public facility. I am a member of the senior’s golf group. We have played the course every Wednesday since the early 1990’s. It really did use to be beautiful. The city has reduced the staff hours allotted to the care of the course by approximately half. The result is weeds everywhere, inadequate mowing, hard sand traps, unkempt and rough greens and decrepit tee boxes. Conditions on the course continue to deteriorate. In the past we have written to the mayor and communicated directly with parks management, but to no avail. Compared to the other civic pitch and putt courses ours is a disgrace and an embarrassment to the city. Presumably, the city’s ad was intended to increase participation. But offering a “cow pasture” golf experience will certainly defeat this endeavor. Adequate maintenance resources must be allocated or the city will lose a valuable recreational asset. David Bell Richmond

Roundup time?

Dear Editor, If the City of Richmond is serious about invasive plant species give me some Roundup. I will supply the sprayer. I will go and spray these species myself, espe-

cially at Garry Point Park, namely on the broome which came from Scotland and plays havoc with many persons suffering from asthma. Brian Barnes Steveston

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City needs a tree museum Dear Editor, Re: “Tree loss becoming an all too familiar story,” Letters, May 4. Further to Mr. Arnold’s letter concerning the stately willow tree at 8380 Seafair Drive, a concerned citizen has tacked a sign (see photo at right) to that tree requesting upset folks to call the city. I walk my dog daily along Seafair and have watched this property change from great gardens, to neglected yard, to clearly slated for demolition. Surprisingly, to me, none of the usual orange fencing marking root boundaries was ever erected. To see this note on this big mature willow is both frustrating and infuriating —what tree bylaw?! Oddly, two workers at the site yesterday (backhoe operator doing the demo; and a truck driver removing scrap metal) both expressed surprise the city was permitting this seemingly healthy willow to come down. This tree is clearly on the city easement at the street, and in a front corner of the lot, so one can conclude the developer intends

to put a driveway in that location instead of using the existing driveway. Sound familiar? See the News’ letters section from last week, cutting down a mature cedar versus relocating a driveway. As to removing healthy trees, Mr. Arnold is spot on here, too. At the north end of Seafair Drive, just a block below Blundell, several healthy looking birch trees show a city issued sign permitting these trees to be removed. It would be very interesting to know if the folks issuing permits actually visit proposed single home residential sites to properly assess trees, shrubs and neighborhood before issuing permits. The loss of tree canopy is well documented and growing. Sadly, the odd replacement stick trees cannot replace the vanishing mature willow, cedar, cyprus, oak and pine trees. Oh well, Joni Mitchell’s song is prophetic “...put ‘em in a tree museum.” Bill Gerry Richmond

n A willow tree in the Seafair Drive area slated for removal now bears a sign lamenting its pending loss. Letter writer Bill Gerry feels this is a too common occurrence in the city. Photo submitted


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n The eight annual Richmond Sings event featured great performances, plus a sizable donation to Richmond Addiction Services Society. Photo submitted

Sweet singing raises funds Dear Editor A big thank you to all the singers who participated in this year’s Richmond Sings! This was the Richmond Orchestra and Chorus’s eighth year of hosting this fundraising event in which choirs from around Richmond are invited to come out and sing a few songs and raise money for a local organization. And what a night it was! Not only was there some great music, but more than $1,100 was raised to support the Richmond Addiction Services Society, an organization that does so much for the Richmond community. Participating along with the Richmond Chorus in this concert was the Richmond

Youth Honour Choir, the Matthew McNair Secondary School choir, the Steveston London Secondary School choir, the Canada Melody Choir, the Gilmore Park United Church choir and the Our Saviour Lutheran Church choir. Thank you also to Fraserview MB Church for providing the venue free of charge. We also so much appreciated all our audience members who gave so generously to support the Richmond Addiction Services Society. Don’t miss the ninth Richmond Sings next year! Cathy Bayley President, Richmond Orchestra and Chorus Association

Save a school, save a community Dear Editor For more than 50 years, students have called Daniel Woodward elementary their second home, and families in the neighbourhood have been drawn together there building a strong sense of community. However, as the parents and students of the school had just celebrated their main event of the year, the spring fair, which raised more than $7,300, they are worried that the school may soon be closed. Woodward school has been earmarked by the Richmond School District as one of the potential schools to be shut down this year. I am not only concerned that the award-winning school, which was recognized by the district for its eco-wise initiatives, may be lost, but also the closure would have a huge impact on the sense of community that the school has established over the years. The school has created many activities and traditions for families in the area; including the Shellmont Community Christmas Parade and Earth Day Green Games. As well, members of the community frequently use the recently installed playground, exercise track and landscaped school grounds that were built with the help of a large donation from a community donor, a grant from the B.C. government and the help of the City of Richmond. Woodward was also fortunate to receive garden beds which were paid for by a sustainability grant from the Richmond School District. Also, the school was awarded a water bottle refilling station by the district as a recognition of all of the great ecowise initiatives they have at the school. It would be so unfortunate to close Woodward school when the district has invested so much in it. I hope they will reconsider the value and the commitment this community has put into the school. It is such a great community and neighbourhood. Marjorie Chu Richmond

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believe I’ve finally got my groove back. Like Stella. I no longer wake up in the morning and wonder what I’m going to do today. Or this week. I have a plan. Not a dream. That was Martin Luther King Jr. Not to put too fine a point on it, but I have a schedule of sorts. I go to my personal trainer for rehab exercises for my banged-up knee on Tuesdays and Thursdays. On Thursday nights, I go to a class on religion. Most afternoons at 4:30 p.m. I feed my 92-year-

old mother dinner in her nursing home. On Tuesday nights and Thursday mornings I go to a meditation sit (or sometimes I just contemplate going to a meditation sit). On Saturday mornings I go to my place of worship and feed my soul. In between I go to myriad doctors’ appointments, read, blog, go for walks with friends, and I admit it….watch my favourite TV shows. Is this a frivolous life? Some might think so. Others might not. A lot of my friends ask me how I’m adjusting to retired life, as though retirement is like a new set of orthotics or false teeth that take getting used to. I’m totally entrenched in retired life now that I have given myself permission to do what I like, when I like. Within

reason. As a 60-year-old woman, I no longer say stupid things like this: “If I can’t sleep at night, I have the freedom to stay up and write or read until the sun comes up.” Hey, let’s get real. If I did that it would take me at least a week to recover from lack of sleep. And I’d probably get sick. I’m not exactly frail and elderly, but let’s face it, most 60-year-olds don’t have the stamina of 20-somethings. We might talk a good game, but when push comes to shove, we need our sleep. We’re no longer spring chickens who stay up all night talking about the meaning of life over a few too many beers. Retirement has definitely given me a pal-

pable sense of freedom — the unbearable lightness of retirement. Actually, it’s pretty bearable. There are way fewer “must-do” items on my list, and way more “this-wouldbe-fun-to-try” items. I finally have the freedom to expand my mind, heart and soul in ways I could only dream of before. And I have all the time in the world to do it. You know that saying: “You should live every day as if it’s your last”? Well, in retirement you can. I’ve learned that retirement is not a destination but a journey. I’m learning to pack lighter and boy does that feel good! Shelley Civkin is a retired communications officer with the Richmond Public Library

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Notice of Public Hearing

City of Richmond

Monday, May 16, 2016 – 7 p.m. Council Chambers, 1st Floor, Richmond City Hall

6911 No. 3 Rd. Richmond BC V6Y 2C1 | Tel: 604-276-4000 Fax: 604-278-5139 TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the City of Richmond will hold a Public Hearing as noted above, on the following items: 1.

Richmond Official Community Plan Bylaw 7100 and Richmond Official Community Plan Bylaw 9000, Amendment Bylaw 9489 Purpose: The purpose of the proposed amendment is to update park related land use Official Community designations under Richmond Official Official Plan Bylaw 7100 and Richmond Official Community Plan Bylaw 9000. City of Richmond Applicant/s: Location/s: Several locations across the City, including:

This item has been re-scheduled to the June 20, 2016 Public Hearing. 1. City-owned properties that are utilized for park purposes, and are proposed to be designated as “Park”, including: ` AZAX "cHN ;2hd /Rh0 Ya< ` >Z>? hEd >YZZ 6JGGJhF, ;2hd /Rh0 Xa< hEd ` 6h*N-M-2E* Oh-H h* "cHN ;2hd hEd $2)Edh-c ;2hd /Rh0 Da\

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Richmond Zoning Bylaw 8500, Amendment Bylaw 9531 Location/s: City-wide Applicant/s: City of Richmond Purpose: The purpose of the proposed amendment is to improve energy efficiency in buildings connected to the City owned district energy systems by providing a floor area ratio exemption to allow developers to install more energy efficient equipment without affecting their sellable floor area. City Contact: %GNE O2,*2GHh_ AZC]X@A]CX?D_ !ELJENN-JEL hEd O)gGJf 62-H, "J(J,J2E

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Richmond Zoning Bylaw 8500, Amendment Bylaw 9540 (RZ 15-700202) Location/s: YZCXZ[YZCCZ PdGJE ;2hd Applicant/s: UhE 6\ TEh0 Purpose: 92 -Nb2EN *KN ,)gINf* 0-20N-*c M-2F .9'2]8EJ* "'NGGJEL, /;"Ya^ *2 .:JELGN "N*hfKNd /;:X[$a^_ *2 0N-FJ* *KN 0-20N-*c *2 gN ,)gdJ(JdNd *2 f-Nh*N *'2 /Xa G2*,\ City Contact: Jordan Rockerbie, AZC]X@A]CZ>X_ OGhEEJEL hEd "N(NG20FNE* "J(J,J2E

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WHAT'SOn n Wednesday

n You can shake, rattle and roll in an earthquake simulator on Saturday during the city’s Public Works Open House from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. For more details, see the What’s On listing on page 14. Photo submitted

Celebrate Move for Health Week with an intergenerational event May 11 at Minoru Park (7191 Granville Avenue) that is planned especially for preschool-aged children, parents/caregivers, daycares and grandparents. Explore dozens of activity stations that will inspire participants to try a range of activities! Adult participation is required. Walk starts 10 a.m. and ends at 12:15 p.m. Have you ever wanted to know what it’s like to be an animator? Find out on May

City of Richmond

11 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Richmond Cultural Centre how three local professionals - Jeff Chiba Stearns, Ali Lupu and David Lin - got their start at the Careers in Media Arts: Film event. The discussion will be geared towards youth, but everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, contact the Richmond Media Lab at MediaLab@Richmond. ca or 604-247-8303.

n Thursday

Enjoy a cardiovascular workout of fun and zesty Latin and International music during a move for health

dance fitness class May12 from 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. at Thompson Community Centre (5151 Granville Avenue). This event is free and held on a drop-in basis.

n Saturday

Purchase new or gently used items including kids’ stuff, household items, sporting goods, crafts and more May 14 at the Cambie Spring Swap Meet. The sale runs from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Cambie Community Centre (12800 Cambie Road). See What’s On page 14

Notice of Public Hearing

Monday, May 16, 2016 – 7 p.m. Council Chambers, 1st Floor, Richmond City Hall 6911 No. 3 Rd. Richmond BC V6Y 2C1 | Tel: 604-276-4000 Fax: 604-278-5139

Notice of Public Hearing continued 6.

Richmond Zoning Bylaw 8500, Amendment Bylaw 9542 (RZ 15-697843) Location/s: ?C?Z[?BZZ Q2\D ;2hd Applicant/s: Pargat S. Tatla Purpose: 92 -Nb2EN *KN ,)gINf* 0-20N-*c M-2F *KN .:JELGN "N*hfKNd /;:Y[!a^ b2EN *2 *KN .:JELGN "N*hfKNd /;:X[$a^ b2EN_ *2 0N-FJ* *KN 0-20N-*c *2 gN ,)gdJ(JdNd *2 f-Nh*N *'2 /Xa G2*, M-2E*JEL Bowcock Road. City Contact: #cE*KJh S),,JN-_ AZC]X@A]CYZ?_ OGhEEJEL hEd "N(NG20FNE* "J(J,J2E Bylaw 9542

Bylaw 9545

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The Canadian Women Voters Congress Professional Development Day is being held May 14 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Richmond City Hall (6911 No. 3 Road). The fourhour event will include short presentations by speakers, followed by break-out sessions in smaller groups with the opportunity for attendees to ask their most burning questions on selected topics. Light refreshments will be provided. Price: $25.

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Culture Dance, Taekwondo, Classical Indian Dance, Chinese Opera, Tai Chi, Traditional Filipino Dance and Traditional Okinawa Style Drumming. There are also Chinese calligraphies, Korean pottery and many Asian cultural demonstrations and community booths. Walk Richmond presents an event for four-legged friends and their owners May 14 from 10 – 11 a.m. at Horsehoe Slough. This secluded walk along the rural, treelined trail crosses over the bridges of historic Horseshoe Slough. Walkers are welcome to bring their dogs on the walk. Meeting spot: Woodwards Landing - one block west of No. 5 Road off Dyke Road. For more information, call the Richmond Fitness and Wellness Association at: 604-238-8004.

Come out and experience the many activities available for all ages during the City of Richmond’s Public Works Open House May 14 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the : City Works Yard (5599 Lynas Lane). Events include the Quake Cottage mobile earthquake simulator and other interactive emergency, police and ambulance displays. Kids can play on heavy, real-life equipment and stick their hands in a Lafarge cement display, get their faces painted and play in the children’s play area. Don’t miss the food court, live entertainment, the Show and Shine classic car show sponsored by CUPE 394, gardening and lawn care information and interactive environmental exhibits with conservation and sustainability tips. For More information call 604-276-4067.

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A MESSAGE FROM MARY JORDAN CHAIR, BOARD OF DIRECTORS, VANCOUVER AIRPORT AUTHORITY On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank you for supporting YVR in 2015.

WE STRIVE TO BE ACCOUNTABLE TO YOU, OUR CUSTOMERS, NEIGHBOURS AND BUSINESS PARTNERS.

We welcome your comments and questions. Please email us at:

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To view the complete Sustainability Report and learn about how we report on our four pillars— Economic, Environment, Social and Governance—please visit WWW.YVR.CA Join us at Vancouver Airport Authority’s Annual Public Meeting to find out more about 2015 and our future plans. May 12 at YVR. Registration begins at 3:00pm. The meeting begins at 3:30pm. Details available at yvr.ca

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As a not-for-profit organization, YVR is committed to our community. In 2015, we channelled this commitment through our three-year Strategic Plan, focusing our actions on competitive and sustainable objectives with a goal of reaching 25 million passengers by 2020. We aligned our operations under a renewed environmental plan, which sets ambitious emissions targets for 2020. To ensure we grow sustainably, we sought input from the community for YVR’s new 20-year Master Plan at our summer festivals and speaking engagements. We also continued to give back, contributing over $900,000 to support community initiatives such as Quest Food Exchange, the Nature Conservancy of Canada, Hub Cycling, Canucks Autism Network and many more. At our core is an engaged and driven team, dedicated to safety, health and security. This team worked hard to deliver a remarkable airport experience—and it didn’t go unnoticed. We once again made the BC’s Top Employers list in recognition of our great workplace. And for the first time, Vancouver Airport Authority received the Best Health & Safety Culture award and the Gold award in the Transportation category of Canada’s Safest Employers.

Vantage Airport Group, our subsidiary, has grown into a very successful company. We determined that it was time to sell our 50 per cent stake, in order for Vantage to continue to grow and for YVR to focus on our ambitious Strategic Plan. The sale closed in late 2015 and will allow Vantage to acquire the funding it needs to pursue future largescale airport projects. YVR will continue to work with Vantage through a strategic partnership agreement that includes sharing of our employees’ expertise, knowledge and leading-edge approach to innovation. Thank you for contributing to our discussions, for choosing our airport and for being a part of YVR’s vision. We strive to be a world-class connecting hub, one that links passengers and products from around the world to British Columbia. We could not do this without the support of our partners, communities and employees, all of whom provide the foundation for our ongoing success.

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Vancouver Airport Authority is the community-based, not-for-profit organization that manages Vancouver International Airport (YVR). We are committed to creating an airport that British Columbia can be proud of: a premier global gateway, local economic generator and community contributor.

BEST AIRPORT IN NORTH AMERICA FOR A HISTORIC 7 YEARS IN A ROW CUSTOMER SATISFACTION RATING three years in a row

MISSION Connecting British Columbia Proudly to the World

VISION

VALUES

A world-class, sustainable gateway between Asia and the Americas

MILLION PASSENGERS IN 2015

271,000+ TONNES OF CARGO

A 5.7% INCREASE OVER 2014

WASTE DIVERSION RATE IN 2015

OUR ENVIRONMENT YVR strives to be a leader in environmental management, which we demonstrate through a range of initiatives. These include improving airport infrastructure to reduce emissions, upgrading light fixtures and buildings to reduce energy use, monitoring water quality to protect ecosystems, recycling materials to reduce waste and much more.

Over 23,000 people call YVR their workplace. At the core of this community is the YVR team, a group of employees who go beyond, every day for our customers.

OUR LEADERSHIP The Airport Authority is governed by a communitybased Board of Directors. An Executive Team, led by President & CEO Craig Richmond, oversees our daily operations at YVR.

BC’S TOP EMPLOYER

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Revenue (Millions)

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18.0

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278

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256.9

228.3

Ground Lease (Millions) paid to the Federal Govt. Excess of Revenue Over Expenses (Millions)

A RECORD

RECYCLED AND COMPOSTED MATERIAL FROM THE TERMINAL IN 2015

OUR PEOPLE

YVR welcomed a record 20.3 million passengers in 2015, thanks to strong Transborder, Asia-Pacific and European growth. We continued key projects to support this record growth, expanding our presence in Asia, opening the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Vancouver Airport and opening the A-B Connector, part of our expansion of the Domestic Terminal.

Connecting people and businesses to more than 118 non-stop destinations.

MILLION KG

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Cargo Handled (Thousands of Tonnes)

74 97 %

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HYBRID

SOLID CONSTRUCTION

TAXI FLEET

WASTE DIVERTED FROM LANDFILLS IN 2015

Safety, Teamwork, Accountability, Innovation

OUR BUSINESS

56 AIRLINES SERVE YVR

1.8

INNOVATION Airport Innovation of the Year – YVR’s BORDERXPRESS™ kiosks

266 BORDERXPRESS™ KIOSKS

SOLD IN 2015

We constantly innovate to improve the customer experience. YVR’s kioskbased BORDERXPRESS™ solution has helped over 80 million people quickly and safety clear the US and Canadian borders since 2013.

SAFETY

The safety and security of YVR’s passengers, employees and communities is the Airport Authority’s primary responsibility.

Canada’s Best Health & Safety Culture Award and the Gold Award in the Transportation category

OUR COMMUNITY YVR is committed to serving our diverse communities. In 2015 we accomplished this through a commitment to transparency, a willingness to engage and an outstanding team.

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n Richmond Centre for Disability will host a forum on ‘invisible illnesses’ this Saturday at Richmond City Hall. To raise awareness for the forum the public is welcome to join members at the corner of No. 3 and Lansdowne roads for a purple flash mob on Thursday, from 8 - 9 a.m. If you attend the mob, RCD’s community outreach coordinator Dave Thomson, back left, will be on hand to provide information about available support networks for chronic illnesses. He may also show you his nifty bike. Photo by Graeme Wood/ Richmond News

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or one hour on Thursday morning the northwest corner of No. 3 and Lansdowne roads will be a sea of purple. Purple hats. Purple pants. Purple t-shirts. Purple anything. “Purple has been recognized as the official color for the promotion of invisible illness awareness,” explained Dave Thomson, community outreach coordinator for Richmond Centre for Disability, which is hosting its 2016 Invisible Illness Awareness Forum this Saturday at Richmond City Hall from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday’s flash mob, from 8 - 9 a.m., will mark International Invisible Illness Awareness Day. The mob is particularly inspiring for Thomson given the difficulties many of the attendees have on a daily basis. “Many people with disabilities find mornings to be a very stressful. It can be quite a challenge getting up and out, as many deal with poor sleep quality and high pain levels,” explained Thomson, who is asking for support from members of the public. “Come provide some great motivation and a little bit of fun to a weekday morning. Wear your purple and come help us fill our parking lot with positive purple people!” exclaimed Thomson. Invisible illnesses include chronic diseases that may not otherwise show on a daily basis in a public setting — such as lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. Anyone is welcome at Saturday’s forum, to listen and engage with guest speakers and other participants. Those with disabilities (visible or not) and anyone who plays a supportive role for any such person — be it a

spouse, family member, friend or colleague — would benefit from the dialogue, said Thomson. Thomson said it’s important for people to understand not just the physical pain and discomfort an illness can bring, but also the emotional toll it can take. That’s why the focus of this year’s forum is on intimacy. “The divorce rate for the chronic illness community is staggering,” said Thomson, who is rooted in the belief that openness about illnesses and disabilities is a positive step in the right direction. And the “hidden” quality of invisible illnesses makes it even more important for others to understand what one may be facing

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Know what to do if you are a victim? From page 20 was rude or broke a trafZc rule.” Aside from knowing the rights and wrongs, what recourse do you have if you are the victim of a road rage incident? Last spring, a video of a Vancouver road rage incident went viral on social media, when a 26-year-old motorist was caught on camera punching another motorist through the driver’s window. The footage assisted the crown in bringing assault charges against the perpetrator. The fact that it happened in gridlock trafZc in front of numerous witnesses, provided little doubt as to what transpired in that incident. As

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need not be caused directly by the vehicle, as long as the use of the vehicle had in contributed to the injury in some way. The fact that the assailant was able to launch his attack from the vehicle, and subsequently used it for his escape, brought the incident within the protection of the insurance coverage for accidents involving unidentiZed motorists. While no one wants to be involved in a road rage incident, knowing where you stand does offer a measure of comfort should it happen. Derek Young practices extensively in personal injury litigation, with the Richmond Nrm of Cohen Buchan Edwards, and can be reached at 604-231-3496.

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Colourful family tale brought ‘home’ to Gateway PHILIPRAPHAEL

in the then legal opium trade, eventually becoming a prosperous and respectable Staff Reporter merchant. PRAPHAEL@RICHMOND-NEWS.COM During his rise, Belilios falls in love with his Chinese business partner’s daughter, Pearl, omecomings can be emotion-filled with who is 20 years his junior. And as a wedding warm reunions and even some joyful present, he builds her a 114,000-squaretears shed for dear ones not seen in many foot mansion. a year. But things take a dramatic turn when That’s what Simon Choa-Johnston, Belilios’ previous wife, Semah, arthe artistic director emeritus of rives in Hong Kong unannounced Gateway Theatre, is expecting to to take her place as mistress of the experience Thursday night (May house. 12) when he re-connects with “My great grandfather was actufriends and acquaintances at a ally born in Calcutta. His family fled special event to help launch his Europe because of persecution. new book, The House of Wive. Many Jewish families settled in “I certainly consider the Gateway India where there was no racism as my home,” Choa-Johnston said. at all,” Choa-Johnston explained. n Simon “It’s been very good to me. And I “The family became very promiChoa-Johnston feel like I have an extended family nent and influential in the commuin Richmond where I spent some of nity, trading silks, insurance and the best years of my career.” real estate. And, of course, opium was legal But this time he returns as a writer, not an in the 1860s. So, he took it and sold it in artistic director, a role he had from 2000 to China which, in those days, was wide open 2012. for trade. And he made a lot of money.” The House of Wives is based on the life Plenty of research went into the book as and times of his great grandfather, a young Choa-Johnston delved through records in Jew from Calcutta named Emanuel Belilios both Hong Kong and India to trace his famand researching for the book allowed Choaily’s history. Johnson to delve deep into his family history “I spent about 10 years, on and off,” he and connect with the long forgotten past of said. “But the interesting thing was that I some colourful ancestors. knew nothing of my ancestors because my Choa-Johnston picks up the story as parents would never talk about them.” Belilios leaves his dutiful wife, Semah, and It was only when his mother moved into a makes for Hong Kong to strike his fortune seniors’ home and he was clearing out her

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previous residence that Choa-Johnston came across a box packed with photographs, diary entries and letters relating to his family. “That really piqued my curiosity and laid the foundation of several trips to India, Hong Kong and China, tracing my great grandfather’s movements from one city to another,” Choa-Johnston said. “I was looking at archives in synagogues, library archives, and because Emanuel eventually became the chairman of the Hong Kong Shanghai Bank in the 1870s I was able to go to their archives and that was very helpful.” The advent of reliable and more accessible Internet searches in the 2000s also helped open up the sphere of geneology for Choa-Johnston, allowing him to trace other family lines. “But research of that nature can only tell you the facts, in terms of when someone was born, arrived in a certain city, what kind of businesses they had and when they were buried,” he said. “It doesn’t get onto your head. And what I do in the novel is go behind closed doors to see what ‘actually’ happened. That’s why it’s a work of fiction.” Despite that, Choa-Johnston said he feels he gleaned enough information about his great grandfather to give him, and other characters in the story, a genuine voice. “I got a glimpse as to who he was. There were also some newspaper articles that

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ichmond’s Michael Seidelman loves a page-turner — the kind of book packed with cliff hangers that leaves you craving to know what happens next and simply cannot be put down. That’s what he aimed to produce with his first book, No One Dies in the Garden of Syn, which debuted April 26. But he’s not stopping there. He’s quit his job as an online marketer so he can spend the next year compiling part two of what will ultimately be a young adultfocused trilogy. “Writing, it’s something I’ve always enjoyed doing,” Seidelman, 39, said. “But it wasn’t until high school, when I was assigned to write a short story, that I realized it was something I was passionate about — and was good at. “And as soon as I graduated, I continued writing. I never stopped.” But it wasn’t just a love of writing that Seidelman enjoyed. He took great pleasure in reading the stories to classmates. “My stories have a lot of twists and shocks in them and I liked watching the reaction people had when I was telling them,” he said. In No One Dies in the Garden of Syn,

Seidelman is hoping readers will according to Cystic Fibrosis enjoy the undulating storyline Canada, is the most common in his self-published, fictional fatal genetic disease affecting effort that centres around a Canadian children and young 16-year-old girl, Synthia (Syn) adults. It affects the digestive Wade, who struggles with cystic system and lungs and is incurfibrosis, an incurable, potentially able. life-threatening disease. “It wasn’t the obvious Characterized as The Fault cancer, something that pretty n Michael in Our Stars meets Alice in much everyone is familiar with. Seidelman Wonderland, Seidelman’s tale I thought it would be good follows Syn’s experience as to go with something, that if she is pushed by an unseen figure into the book became part of a successful her back garden pond only to wake up series, it could benefit those with cystic afterwards in a new world with a mystefibrosis,” Seidelman said. rious garden where illness and death no To that end, he is donating 10 per longer exist. cent of book sales in May, which is Cys“For years I’ve wanted tic Fibrosis Month, to the Cystic Fibrosis to create an Alice in Foundation. Wonderland type of Another inspiration for incorporating secret world story, but cystic fibrosis into the story was the film make it more grown up Alex, The Life of a Child, which followed and mature than what the true-life battle of Alexandra Deford, else was out there,” said the eight-year-old daughter of former the McNair secondary Sports Illustrated writer Frank Deford, grad who first developed who eventually succumbed to the dishis love for story writing ease in 1980. while attending the “I’m a big movie fan and that made school district’s Incenan impression on me,” Seidelman said, tive School Program for adding books were also a big inspiration grades 9 and 10. for developing his writing style. “In my head I can “Probably the first mystery/thriller see all my stories as a that I read was And Then There Were movie,” Seidelman said, None by Agatha Christie. It was the sort explaining his writing of book you just couldn’t put down,” process is very visually Seidelman said. “I will always write based as he maps out the action. stories where the characters are central, He chose to focus on cystic fibrosis as but I always enjoy wanting to know what his main character’s ailment because happens next.” he wanted to shed light on what is a No One Dies in the Garden of Syn is somewhat little known disease, which, available on-line at Amazon.ca.

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Johnston’s recently released book The House of Wives delves into his family’s past in Hong Kong where his great grandfather was the leading opium trader in the 1870s. Photo submitted

showed what his voice would have sounded like. And his actions speak to his motivations.” All of the research and writing was a journey of great discovery for Choa-Johnston. “I became obsessed with finding out more and more details,” he said, adding the quest for more information led to his decision to leave Gateway Theatre in 2012 in order to write the book, which he finished two years later. “It was important enough for me to say to myself that I needed to devote time for doing this. And you can’t run a large organization and be a writer at the same time.” Choa-Johnston’s book launch for The House of Wives at Gateway Theatre on May 12 begins at 7 p.m.

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ust when I thought that there was nothing new under the sun, I stumbled upon A Darker Shade of Magic by Victoria Schwab. At first glance, this fantasy has many elements that might be familiar to readers of the genre: invented languages, magic, a large cast of characters, and political drama. However, dig a little deeper and you might find, like I did, a novel like no other. Unique, is not a word that I use lightly when describing a book, but this one has earned it. Picture four different parallel worlds, each with a city named London. There is Red London, where magic flows freely, bringing beauty and laughter. There is Grey London, where magic has been gone for so long, no one believes it ever existed anymore. Then there is White London, where people and magic are in a constant fight for control.

And then there is Black London, but no one speaks of it any more. Once upon a time, anyone with some magic in them was able to cross from one world to another using magical doors and pathways. But then, Black London happened and the doors were closed forever. Only Antari magicians have the power to travel between worlds. Kell is the adopted son of the King and Queen of Red London. As the only Antari in Red London, Kell serves his adopted family by carrying messages between the royals from each London. When a series of unfortunate events have Kell fleeing into Grey London, he crosses paths with Delilah Bard, a pickpocket with a hunger for adventure. She first robs him, then saves his life, and then forces him into taking her with him because in her own words, Delilah would “rather die on an adventure than live standing still”. And Lilah might just get her wish when a lost relic from Black London resurfaces that threatens to destroy everything and everyone. I loved this book. It was a fantastic read filled with interesting and colourful characters, adventure, and an imaginative world unlike anything I’ve read before. Schwab has a way of presenting fantastic things in such a manner that even the unbelievable becomes believable and relatable. I recommend this book for those readers who want adventure, some excitement and even a bit of danger in their books. Ariana Galeano is a librarian with the Richmond Public Library

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hen designing the built environment — including transit stations, libraries, parks and anything else that is constructed — there are many opportunities to consider beyond form and function. Architects, planners and designers can work with an artist to incorporate distinct elements that add a human touch to their sites, as well as impart messages and meaning into daily life. Seattle artist Norie Sato delves into the collaboration of art and design in the next Lulu Series: Art in the City lecture on Thursday, May 19 at Richmond City Hall. When creating for the public realm, Norie Sato starts with the site and context-driven ideas, and then finds the appropriate form and materials, striving to consider edges, transitions, culture and connections to the environment. In this way, her artistic response varies from site to site and her pieces, consequently, sometimes look as if they were created by different artists. Moreover, she cre-

n Seattle artist Norie Sato will address how architects and art artists can collaborate during her talk at the next Lulu Series: Art in the City on May 19. Photo submitted

ates in a variety of forms and media including sculpture, glass, plastic, metal, terrazzo floors, integrated design work, landscape, video and light. Sato’s artwork has included both a studio practice and art for public places over the past 30 plus years and her work graces transit/ transportation facilities, libraries, universities, infrastructure, parks and other civic structures. In 2014, she received the Public Art Network Leadership Award and the Washington State

Governor’s Art Award for an Individual Artist. Her work can be explored at NorieSato.com. Sato’s presentation, titled “Site and Specificity: Meaning Through a Personal Lens,” is the last of three events in the 2016 Lulu Series: Art in the City program. For more information, visit Richmond.ca/ LuluSeries. All Lulu Series: Art in the City events are free and start at 7 p.m. at Richmond City Hall council chambers, 6911 No. 3 Road.

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Fujian Evangelical Church welcomes you to Sunday Worship Services • English Services: 9:00 & 10:45 a.m. • Mandarin Service: 9:00 a.m. • Minnanese Service: 10:45 a.m. 12200 Blundell Road, Richmond, B.C., V6W 1B3 Phone 604-273-2757 • www.fujianevangelical.org

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Richmond United Church 8711 Cambie Rd. (near Garden City Rd.) 604-278-5622 Come for 10am Sunday Worship and Children’s Sunday School and after-service coffee and fellowship.

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n The Richmond Olympic Oval hosted some of the best young gymnasts in the region over the weekend during the Western Canadian Gymnastics Championships. The event is hosted annually by the western provinces and territories, and the host club was Ladner’s Delta Gymnastics. Photos by Gord Goble/Special to the News

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n Grade 12 marketing class students at McNair secondary school raised $676 in just one week recently for the Canadian Cancer Society. To support the fundraising efforts some teachers, plus principal Jason Leslie (above) pledged to shave their heads in support of battling the disease. Photo submitted

n The Sunshine Lions Club, Granville Lions Club and Richmond Lahoo Lions Club were able to raise just over $26,000 for emergency relief efforts in Fort McMurray, Alta. after a devastating wildfire destroyed much of the city. The money was donated to the Canadian Red Cross. Photo submitted

n Richmond’s Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church held a benefit concert on May 1 aimed at fundraising for the sponsored families from Syria and Iraq. The concert was titled A New Season of Hope - Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by Stradivari Ensemble Chamber Orchestra. One of the sponsored refugee families, the Sayeghs (above), were on hand for the event. Photo submitted

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n Grade 3 students in Sandy Long’s class at Spul’u’kwuks elementary display posters that promote a week-long fundraiser at the school to support those affected by the devastating fires in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Photo submitted

andy Long’s Grade 3 class at Spul’u’kwuks elementary are working hard this week to raise money for the Canadian Red Cross. After a very moving discussion about the Fort McMurray fire, the students wanted to help in any way they could and came up with the idea of trying to collect one loonie from each student in the school. They were deeply concerned about the families who have lost everything, the wild animals and pets, the firefighters and the police officers. As well, they wanted to talk about all the kindness that other Canadians were showing — people taking gas to stranded vehicles, people taking strangers into their homes, people handing out bottles of water along highways, people helping to rescue pets that had been left behind. “This Grade 3 class truly internalized the phrase ‘Canadians helping Canadians,’” Long said. “Being a teacher who cares very deeply about trying to develop empathy in my stu-

dents, I knew that this would be a wonderful project to guide the children through. “Whenever one has real-life situations to use as teachable moments, one needs to grab hold of them and show the students that no matter what our age. Everyone can care and help each other.” As well, the students were thrilled to learn that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged that the federal government will match donations. As one student said, “You mean he’ll double our money!” “Yes, I said, and a cheer went up in class,” Long said, adding that allowed the experience to be turned into a math lesson, as well. Long said the students have produced posters promoting the fundraiser and are excited about spending the rest of this week collecting money for the Canadian Red Cross. They were off to a good start Tuesday morning, collecting more than $1,000 on the first day of the campaign.


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■ McRoberts Strikers outlasted cross-town rivals McMath Wildcats in high school girls rugby action last week. The result, coupled with the Strikers 22-5 win over Windsor three days later, left them second in the Lower Mainland Divisiion, setting up a rematch Wednesday with the North Shore school for the Lower Mainland AA Championship. Game time is 4 p.m. at McRoberts. Photos by Gord Goble

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golden summer on the world stage has earned Magnus Batara the inaugural Richmond News Sports Person of the Year Award. The standout swimmer was honoured at last week’s 17th annual Richmond Sports Awards which recognized athletic achievements and contributions by city athletes, coaches, officials, builders and administrators in 2015. The 23-year-old starred for Canada at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, winning four gold medals. He touched the wall first in the 100 and 200 metre breaststroke, as well as to 100 butterfly. He added a fourth gold as a member of Canada’s 4x100 medley relay team. The World Games featured over 7000 athletes from 177 countries, competing 26 different sports.

The Sports Person of the Year Award adds to Batara’s decorated athletic career that also includes winning the Special Olympics B.C. Athletic Achievement Award in 2014. He has been competing in Special Olympic events for nine years and also excels in floor hockey, basketball and athletics. Batara was one of many recognized at the Richmond Sports Award banquet, held at the McMath Secondary School rotunda . The program is overseen by the Richmond Sports Council and led by the efforts of Terry Kehoe and longtime Richmond Review Sports Editor Don Fennell who was the evening’s master of ceremonies. There is a nomination window for a wide variety of categories each year and a selection committee determines the winners.

Others honoured on the night included longtime member/volunteer Nora Ann Wright who received the Richmond Sports Council Award of Distinction. Mike Gilles was presented

the Don Fennell Award of Distinction for his outstanding contribution to athletics in the Richmond school system, as well as in the community, for over 30 years. Rounding out the winners

■ Richmond East MLA Linda Reid presented Magnus Batara the inaugural Richmond News Sportsperson of the Year Award during the 17th annual Richmond Awards Sports Banquet.

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he Shakiru Matti Squash Academy showcased its present and future at last month’s Canadian Junior Championships in Markhan, ON. The Richmond-based program, which operates out of Sport Central, continued its excellent showing on the national stage in a variety of age divisions. While Matthew Toth added to his family’s already impressive accomplishments with a fourth place finish in the U19 Men’s Division and the Sportsmanship Award, the Matti Academy was turning heads at the youngest level as well. Gabriel Yun, 12, reached the championship match before falling to No. 1 seed Mohamed Kamal of Alberta (11-9, 11-4, 11-9). Yun’s run to silver included an upset win over No. 2 seed Griffen Manley (12-10, 11-5, 9-11, 11-5). Ten-year-old Jacob Lin then put another Matti Academy player on the podium with his surprising four game win (11-9, 11-5, 6-11,

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11-6) over Manley in the bronze medal match. Meanwhile, Joseph Toth, who is also just 10, prevailed in the consolation bracket to place fifth, including a dramatic five game win over Alexander Yuzpe (11-9, 8-11, 8-11, 11-9, 12-10) in the final. “This is not only exciting for our academy but for the sport of squash in Canada,” said coach Shakiru Matti. “What Jacob was able to do at his age was the talk of the championships. He and Joseph are already the players

to beat at U13 next year.” No. 2 seed Sarah Cao lived up to her status by reaching the girls U13 final before falling to Molly Chadwick — 12-10, 11-9. 12-10. Cao had not lost a game in three previous matches. In the girls U17 draw, Cynthia Cao and Andrea Toth just missed out on podium finishes, placing fourth and fifth respectively. Matthew Toth lost a bronze medal match heartbreaker — falling in five to David Mill.

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ichmond FC soccer product Riley Pang is part of Simon Fraser University’s 2016 recruiting class. The 6-foot-3 striker with U18 Fusion FC of the B.C. Premier Soccer League and the Richmond Hibernians of the Vancouver Metro Soccer League premier division officially committed to the Burnaby Mountain men’s program last month, joining Coquitlam’s Sam Lee. “We make an effort to go out and watch BC kids to build relationships with them and their families,” said SFU head coach Clint Schneider. “Sam and Riley are both terrific kids who come from fantastic families. They will fit our culture because they are both

focused on school and soccer.” Pang is winding down his Grade 12 year at Steveston-London Secondary School. Besides his development with Richmond FC and Fusion, he also spent some time with the Whitecaps Residency Program and attended a national U15 development camp. “Riley is physically ready for college soccer and already starts and plays minutes in a men’s league,” said Schneider. “He has all of the tools to make an impact straight away.” Schneider adds Pang fits the style of play he wants showcase. “Riley is fantastic in the air, very strong with his back to the goal, and he can finish,” he said. “Plus, he has a very high soccer IQ.”

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BURGESS, Walter Edward

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. It is with much sadness we announce the sudden passing of Walter (Wally) Burgess on Wednesday May 4th of a heart attack. In 1993 Wally and Doreen moved to Qualicum Beach into the then new Chartwell subdivision from Burnaby. They both wanted to live out their retirement years in this wonderful area of BC. Without family members close by they developed many long term friendships some of which are alive today but sadly many of whom have passed on. Wally was an interesting man and one thing you could say about him is you remembered him, he loved to give and receive verbal jabs from the many friends in this community. He enjoyed his beer, he enjoyed making people laugh, and he enjoyed his many different cars, not only driving them but always cleaning them. As children we remember our Dad always having the cleanest car, never wanting to drive in the rain as it would get dirty, even in later life his car was important to him never being taken out of the garage if there was a cloud in the sky or the hint of rain. Wally was a good man, a good husband, a good father to 3 children, 5 grandchildren (pictured with Richelle his oldest granddaughter) and 3 great grandchildren. He had a tough, intimidating exterior but on the inside he was a real pussycat. Doreen predeceased Wally in 2005, after a period of time Wally felt the pull of Qualicum Beach and moved back to live with Marcelle Lascelles. They married and have been together until Wally’s sudden passing on Wednesday. Wally, you will be missed by Marcelle, your friends and of course your kids and grandchildren. Wally and Marcelle have chosen not to have a service but instead to all of you folks who have been touched by Wally over the years have a sip of your favourite lager, remember a crazy story that involved our father and in the end if it brings a smile to your face or a chuckle in your belly then he would be pleased as he truly loved to make people laugh.

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MORROW, Charlotte Clare June 28, 1943 - April 21, 2016

Clare passed away April 21, 2016, at the Rotary Hospice House, Richmond, BC. She leaves behind her loving husband Art Morrow, granddaughter Samantha Gernhart (Jason), great grandchildren Logan and Lillian Gernhart all of Burns Lake, BC, sister Jean (Dave Riddell) of Surrey, BC, brother Mike Bruns of Lacombe, AB, nephews Greg, Allan, Brian, Don and Kevin Riddell and families of Surrey, BC, niece Michelle Cole and family, Edmonton, AB, uncle Stirling Beeston (Audrey) of Ladysmith, BC, aunt Pat Ryan of Edmonton, AB along with many cousins and friends throughout Canada and the USA. Predeceased by nephew Brent Bruns of Lacombe, AB. Clare was born to Ed and Elsie Bruns in Athabasca, Alberta, and resided on the family farm in Lacombe, Alberta. Clare worked 28 years for MDS-Metro and Life-Labs, Laboratory Services. Clare loved to travel with her husband and friends. She visited many countries around the world. Clare worked with Girl Guides of Canada both in Yellowknife, NWT, and Richmond, BC. She also lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma for one year when her husband Art attended the Spartan School of Aeronautics. Clare met her husband in Yellowknife, NWT, and married in Edmonton. Clare and her husband Art have resided in Richmond since 1970. Clare would have celebrated her 50th wedding anniversary this December 9, 2016. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 1:00 pm at the Richmond Funeral Home, 8420 Cambie Road, Richmond, BC with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Clare’s memory to the Salvation Army Rotary Hospice House, 6460 No. 4 Road, Richmond, BC, V6Y 2S9. Richmond Funeral Home Reception and Cremation Centre 604-273-3748

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