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n Police cars descended on McMath secondary Tuesday, after an online post threatened a mass shooting at the school. Students and staff were barred from leaving their classrooms, although the procedure was not called a ‘lockdown’ because there didn’t appear to be an imminent threat. Photo by Alan Campbell/Richmnond News
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Male youth arrested after shooting threat at school GRAEMEWOOD Staff Reporter
olice have arrested a male youth after Tuesday’s drama at McMath secondary school, where students were told to stay in their classrooms amid a threat of a mass shooting, posted online at some point Monday. The online Instagram message, seen by the News, appeared anonymous and threatened students in the LGBTQ and Jewish communities. Seven RCMP cruisers could be seen in and around the Steveston school on Tuesday at 11 a.m., with students hemmed in their first period classrooms under “hold and secure” procedures, which are not as severe as a “lockdown.” The situation resolved peacefully at around 2:30 p.m., with students sent home half an hour early and the youth suspect, who is not known to police, taken
into custody. An email sent to parents by the school at around 2:40 p.m. on Tuesday said that the matter is “now an active police investigation and...we are not able to provide any further information at this time.” School district spokesperson David Sadler said the event was defined under district protocol as a “hold and secure” situation, whereby there is no “imminent threat,” as opposed to a “lockdown,” whereby there is an imminent threat within the school. Sadler said under “hold and secure,” students and teachers were nevertheless barred from leaving their classrooms and no one other than police were allowed inside the school. In a “lockdown” procedure, it is necessary to quickly secure everyone inside a locked room, whereas with a “hold and secure” situation there is no deemed need to lock doors, according to the district. Sadler said the district was made aware of the threat after classes commenced.
Richmond RCMP said in a statement just after 11 a.m. that its investigation began “late yesterday afternoon after Richmond RCMP School Liaison officers responded to investigate a series of WIFI SSID spoofing incidents. “The investigation has now progressed into a series of threats directed towards the school,” police noted. Students inside the school reported police going through some of the student’s backpacks and lockers. “The Richmond RCMP takes all reports of threats to the safety of students or teachers in our community very seriously. We have conducted a comprehensive safety assessment along with the Richmond School District. Based on this assessment, a decision was made to hold and secure the school,” said Cpl. Dennis Hwang. “As the investigation remains active and ongoing, the nature and specifics surrounding the threat will not be disclosed,” Hwang added.
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Poodle found in suitcase
Pedestrian investigates noise in discarded double-locked luggage Alan Campbell
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alking his two dogs close to Walmart late on Sunday afternoon, Graham Barrett’s attention was diverted to a weird bumping and scraping noise coming from the undergrowth. It was the hottest day of the year so far and, as Barrett peered through the weeds that had grown next to an under-construction townhouse complex, he was perturbed by what he saw – a double-padlocked, medium-sized suitcase, with its contents moving around. It was clear that something was alive inside the suitcase, but after an unsuccessful attempt by another person nearby to call out the BC SPCA, Barrett, who didn’t have his cellphone on him, decided to gently wheel the case for five minutes to his home around the corner. He then called Richmond RCMP and, while waiting for them to show up, he managed to bust open one of the locks. “I was thinking ‘I hope this is a domestic animal and nothing more dangerous or sinister, such as a person,’” Barrett told the Richmond News. “I poked a hole big enough for air to get in. It looked like a dog inside. The police then turned up and helped me open the other lock.” Out of the suitcase, said Barrett, jumped this, initially, very frightened, brown toy poodle. “My wife immediately scooped him up. We gave him some food. He ate it so fast, it seemed like he hadn’t eaten in a week,” added Barrett. “He seemed perfectly fine apart from that, even though it was very hot out there. I then showed police where I found him and they took him to RAPS.” Now in the care of the Richmond Animal Protection Society (RAPS), the little dog, who’s estimated to be around six-years-old, has been affectionately named by shelter staff as “Donut.” “He’s so loveable and friendly. There is zero wrong with him,” said RAPS’ CEO Eyal Lichtmann. “I was disgusted; this is animal cruelty at its worst. This is a healthy, friendly animal. I’m thinking that maybe there has been a dispute between two people and someone has taken it out on the dog. “It doesn’t make any sense, there’s no reason for this and yesterday was the hottest day of the year. Whoever did this could just have dropped the dog off at RAPS, no questions asked.” Lichtmann said it’s hard to tell how
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n A friendly toy poddle named Donut is doing well at RAPS despite being locked in a suitcase and tossed into a ditch. Photo by Alan Campbell/ Richmond News n RAPS long the dog was locked in the suitcase is also for. home to a white kit“At least a few hours, going by the ten found urine and feces in the case,” he said. Monday in “We had him groomed and washed a Pampers and he, remarkably, seems fine.” box at There is no identification on Donut Steveston and RAPS is appealing for information. Park.
“We have contacted the BCSPCA’s cruelty division, it’s now up to them to look into this,” added Lichtmann. Should no-one come forward to claim Donut, Lichtmann said the dog wouldn’t be available for adoption until any BC SPCA investigation is complete. If and when that happens, Barrett said his 32-year-old daughter is wanting first refusal on taking the brave little dog into her family.
n Meanwhile, RAPS is also the new, temporary home for a white, eight-weekold kitten called Goldie, who was found Monday morning in a Pampers box in Steveston Park. She’s in really good condition, but was very hungry. She is likely to be up for adoption in about a week.
ichmond RCMP is asking members of the public and local businesses to check their surveillance footage in a bid to track down two men suspected of a daytime robbery and assault. Shortly before noon on Wednesday, May 24 two male suspects allegedly robbed and assaulted a man in an abandoned house in the 12000 block of Blundell Road, near No. 5 Road and Highway 99. The victim told police he was lured into the residence by the suspects under the pretense they needed help and, once inside, the suspects reportedly assaulted and robbed him. The victim suffered minor injuries as a result. According to police, the suspects then fled the scene in an older model grey, Ford pick-up truck, with trees hanging out of the back. Once called in, the police flooded the area in search of the suspects and a vehicle matching the description was found shortly after by a Richmond Mountie on Williams Road at No. 4 Road. The vehicle then preceded north on No. 4 Road at a high rate of speed, before travelling east from No. 4 Road onto Francis Road, where it stopped. One suspect was seen exiting the driver side of the vehicle, fleeing on foot and jumping over fences. The suspects are described as a Caucasian male, approximately 45 to 50 years-old, around five feet, 10 inches tall, with a medium build. He had black hair and was wearing a black hoodie. The second suspect is a Caucasian male, approximately 45 to 50 years-old, around five feet, 10 inches tall, with a slim build. He had a shaved head and was wearing a black t-shirt and blue jeans. “In an effort to further the police investigation and identify the suspects police are asking the public and local business to review their video surveillance,” said Richmond RCMP Const. Adriana Peralta. Richmond RCMP are seeking possible witnesses or video surveillance of the suspects and or vehicle and are urging members of the public and local businesses to review their surveillance between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the following areas: • South of Blundell Road on Sidaway Road, all the way to Steveston Highway; • North of Williams Road to Blundell Road, between No 4 Road and St. Albans Road. Anyone with information should contact the Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212 or CrimeStoppers anonymously at 1-800-2228477.
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he Canadian Coast Guard’s plan to “lean on the local agencies” once it cuts its resident dive team appears to be news to local emergency services. After announcing last week that it’s removing the team from its Sea Island base and redeploying the highly-trained staff elsewhere, a Coast Guard official said it would be relying on the local service providers, such as Richmond RCMP, Richmond Fire-Rescue and the Vancouver Police Department (VPD), adding that “search and rescue is always a shared responsibility.” However, a spokesperson for the BC RCMP said the primary focus of its Underwater Recovery Team (URT) — based on Annacis Island — is the “recovery of human remains and evidence related to criminal investigation.” The RCMP, according to Annie Linteau, senior media relations officer, said the situation has still to be discussed with the Coast Guard, as well as with other impacted stakeholders. Linteau said most are part of the (URT) team on a part-time basis and that “being part of the team is not their primary duty.” Richmond Fire-Rescue’s deputy fire chief, Tim Wilkinson, said his department has contacted the Coast Guard after the news broke, but no discussions have taken place. Wilkinson did tell the News, however, that Richmond Fire-Rescue has surface rescue capability, but does not have the capability to rescue below the surface of the water. The VPD has a marine unit that maintains security and safety on the water and responds to distress calls, but it also has no dive team and has no plans to deploy one. The Coast Guard’s 26-strong team of search and rescue divers had been charged with responding to emergencies in the waters off the Lower Mainland and are trained to enter wrecked or sunken ships, vehicles and planes
to rescue survivors or recover bodies. “Those hovercraft still need to run, rescue specialists still have to be there,” suggested Roger Girouard, the assistant commissioner for the Coast Guard’s western region. The dive team is the only one of its kind across the country, and it was decided the program was not part of the Coast Guard’s core mandate, according to a statement from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. The cut will save the Coast Guard about $500,000 a year, but it will leave the region less prepared to respond to emergencies where dives are required. Girouard said members of his staff are talking to the RCMP, Emergency Management B.C., the VPD and Vancouver Fire and Rescue about the change, and the Coast Guard will wait “to make sure that 9-1-1 knows who to call” before it cuts the team. The dive team has been cut once before by a federal Liberal government, in 2001, just a few days before a man crashed his car into the Fraser River and died. On that occasion, Coast Guard officials were on site, but didn’t have the equipment to go in and enter the vehicle and remove the occupant, instead having to wait until the RCMP dive team was able to get on site and, by that time, it became a recovery. But Girouard said the cut comes in the midst of “investment in the Canadian Coast Guard of a massive, unprecedented scale not seen in well over a generation.” He referred to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s recent financial commitment of $1.5 billion over five years for a national Oceans Protection Plan. He said the Coast Guard will get 200 more staff in B.C. alone, and the province will get four new lifeboats and new radar and radio capabilities. Mariners across the province would be “better protected” overall as a result of the investments and changes, he said. — With a file from the Vancouver Sun
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Harvest Power loses appeal to forgo provincial regulations GRAEMEWOOD
small battle waged by Harvest Power, in a war between Richmond residents and the beleaguered composter, has been lost. The Environmental Appeal Board ruled last month that provincial environmental regulations must be upheld on federal land, on which Harvest Power’s compost and waste-to-energy facility is situated, in east Richmond. Harvest Power, an American company, had argued to the board that its new air quality permit, issued in September 2016 by Metro Vancouver, ought not to be considered valid by the board, on jurisdictional grounds. “Harvest challenged [Metro Vancouver’s] jurisdiction to regulate the discharge of air contaminants from the facility, given that the facility is located on federal land,” noted the board. Following a lengthy review of the claim, the board decided otherwise, finding that it is possible for the company to abide by both federal and provincial regulations. Notably, Metro Vancouver, the regional government body that issued
the permit, was given authority by the stayed. Ministry of Environment to uphold proAnother of those 23 appellants, vincial air quality regulations (under Arnold Shuchat, contends Harvest the Environmental Management Act). Power’s jurisdictional legal battle was While Harvest appealed its new simply a stall tactic of the appeal propermit late last year, the board simulcess that deals with the bigger nuts taneously received 23 valid appeals and bolts of the problem — the facilof the permit, from ity’s odours, as well residents. as the company’s “In general, they claim, according to all appealed on the board documents, Harvest challenged [Metro basis that Harvest that odour (“sniff”) Vancouver’s] jurisdiction to tests are “unreasonis emitting unpleasant odours from the regulate the discharge of air able, subjective, facility that interfere impracticable, unrecontaminants from the fawith their ability liable, vague, punito enjoy breathing cility, given that the facility tive, and/or unsuitfresh air where they able for compliance is located on federal land. live, recreate, work, and enforcement etc. Some of them – Environmental Appeal purposes.” also appealed on Shuchat now conBoard the basis that the tends the real fight odours from the will begin, comfacility adversely mencing this fall, by affect human health. his estimation. The individual apMeanwhile, odour pellants request a variety of remedies, complaints against Harvest Power including that the permit be rescinded have seen a significant drop since or varied,” noted the board in its deci- they peaked last November, with sion on jurisdiction. more than 1,042 complaints. Since The jurisdictional issue was only Jan. 1 there have been a total of 755 raised after Isabel and Marc Brenzcomplaints. inger asked for the new permit to be
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ntil a new provincial government is formed, no major construction contracts for the George Massey Tunnel replacement project will be signed. According to the Ministry of Transportation the process to award the major construction contract, valued at close to $3.5 billion, is still underway, and it expects to have its preferred contractor by this summer, should the government choose to proceed. But the Ministry is in a wait-and-see situation and will not sign any contract without the express consent of the government, which may enter a period of transition. This means the 10-lane bridge to replace the tunnel may not be constructed after all, should the BC Green Party and BC NDP form government and choose to scrap the BC Liberal-favoured project. Both the New Democrats and Greens have rejected the bridge in the past, instead stating they would support the regional Mayor’s Council transportation plan. Prior to the election campaign, NDP leader John Horgan said he wanted to keep his options open and reassess the project. During the campaign, all four Richmond NDP candidates said they would prefer a twinned tunnel. Green candidate Michael Wolfe favoured adding an LRT line to Surrey, along the corridor. The mayor’s plan and the bridge proposal are mutually exclusive, according to Mayor Malcolm Brodie because building the bridge would negate efforts to reduce singleoccupancy vehicle use in the region, which is critical to the plan, which foresees expanded rapid transit services. Brodie has been a proponent of a smaller project, such as twinning the tunnel, or even looking at alternative solutions to ease congestion, such as banning truck traffic during rush hour, and/or increasing rapid bus service through the tunnel. — Graeme Wood/Richmond News
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Spirit of dance brings parents to tears ALANCAMPBELL Staff Reporter
’ve seen parents in tears, because it’s often the first time they’ve seen their kids get up and dance.” In one sentence, Imran Sumar pretty much answered the Richmond News’ question as to why the Spirit Dance is so important. The dance, explained Sumar, is the yearend finale for Unity Clubs, which are run by students in several Richmond secondary schools to bring together teenagers of all abilities, both physical and mental. All year round, Unity Club leaders work to break down barriers that allow the founda-
tions of life-lasting friendships to be formed and confidence to be built up in its members. “Many of them don’t go to the school dance,” said Sumar, now a third year medical student at UBC, who founded the first Unity Club at Richmond secondary in 2008. “And the kids are so much better (for attending the Spirit Dance) when they graduate from high school; they have much more confidence.” As well as the dancing, the clubs’ Spirit Dance will be an entertainment-packed evening on Thursday at Richmond Secondary, with a pyjama party theme including a red carpet; paparazzi; photo booth; facepainting; tattoos; pizza; talent show and awards for the best dressed and funniest dancer. Anywhere between 100 and 150 students a resource teachers are expected to and a attend, said Sumar, who harkened back to t seed that was planted before the Unity the C Clubs grew into what they are now. “I started the club because I noticed t that, at lunchtimes especially, there would be things going on in the gym for people w without disabilities, while the people with d disabilities went off to the lunchroom, had t their lunch and that was it,” he said. “So, I took some friends to the lunchroom a we started making it more inclusive and a fun. We’d have musical chairs or and Pictionary or something going on. We built a actual friendships. “Once you spend proper time with some-
n The Unity Club’s annual Spirit Dance brings student of all physical and mental abilities together to ensure everyone has the opportunity to experience a high school dance. Photos subitted
one, connections are made and you realize that, behind any apparent disability, there’s a person there who basically wants and needs the same things as you. “Over time, it then became less about volunteering and more about just hanging out with someone. “And that’s why I keep going with helping the clubs run. I want future students to feel what I felt. I think everyone, including the members, are better for it.” Unity Club allows its leaders at each school to plan their own activities and events, with most clubs running one or two lunch hours per week at each school. As a collective, the Unity Club hosts
events throughout the year, allowing its members from different schools to build friendships through shared experiences. Examples of events include movie nights, bowling nights, and, of course, the Spirit Dance. The club runs in almost every high school in Richmond and has been active at Anderson elementary, led by Haley Borthwick. Sponsor teachers include Eve Minuk, at MacNeil secondary, Clare Scott, at Hugh Boyd, Lisa Sugihara, at Richmond secondary and Lisa Zuccolo, Jana Lee and Margaret Jacobs at Burnett secondary.
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It's not easy being 'green'
Dear Editor, I live in a townhouse complex at the end of Francis Road, near the dyke (Seafair West). The unit I live in has a single garage for one car, which my mom uses for her car. There is no other parking available (guest parking is only for visitors of the complex). So, the only option for me is to park my car on the street when at home. I work a typical 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. day in Vancouver. Now that the weather has turned sunny, I have started bicycling to work a few times a week to reduce my carbon footprint and to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Upon arriving home today, after biking to work, I noticed a parking ticket on my windshield (just a warning this time) because my car had been parked in front of a house that I didn’t own for more than three hours during a weekday (Bylaw 5870). The house in front of which I had parked has a two-car garage attached to it, and no shortage of street parking around it during the day with the streets remaining practically empty. Since all the streets around my house are residential, when I choose to cycle into work and leave my car at home (which is generally encouraged by cities), bylaws make it impossible for me to leave my car anywhere (I live nowhere near the city centre). I find these bylaws counter the message cities send to its residents regarding green ways of commuting for someone in my shoes. What options do I have? Cycling saves me money, reduces traffic congestion and reduces polluting emissions. I feel like something should be done for someone like me trying to do my part for the environment. Any Good Samaritan in the area willing to let me park in front of their house without complaining to the city? Marcus Ribi Richmond
Natural setting in danger of disappearing Dear Editor, “Island City By Nature” Indeed! The members of our city council would be well advised to read the many “Welcome To Richmond” signs at the entrances to our community. They declare Richmond to be an “Island City By Nature.” I fear that if city council continues to make decisions as they have done recently, allowing mega homes to be built on our precious farmland, we will no longer have that “nature” to boast about. We need a city council that can stand by the values that this community has been built upon — and not give in to the small, vocal groups who only value their own self interests. Mark Porter Richmond
n News columnist Geordie MacGillivray on a contentious section of Westminster Highway. File photo
Highway of cycling hazards Dear Editor, Re: “Dangers still lurk for bikes,“ Voices on Cycling, May 26. I agree with Geordie MacGillivray regarding the hazards along the (Westminster Highway) east-bound bike path, such as along the path there are overgrown hedges encroaching from the south, blackberry vines hanging in the air, over a quarter of the path and on the ground. At Nelson Road the crosswalk lines are worn off by heavy trucks. The crosswalk itself leads to a light pole surrounded by barriers and trucks stop right on the crosswalk so a cyclist has to go around behind them (and hope no one is turning right) then to go back onto the
path. There is a need to manoeuvre through a narrow space between two barriers. A short distance east past No. 9 Road, the path ends and there is a railway crossing. This is where the cycle path does not exist. To go across the rails, a cyclist has to go on the travel lane of the road, or carry his/her bike across the tracks to the south of the road. After this, it is usual street riding. This part of Westminster Highway has heavy truck traffic during the week days. Happy cycling. Ian Cardin Richmond
A bribe is not a gift Dear Editor, Re: “Right to Write: Local activists confront China’s human rights,” Feature, May 26. I wish you to relay my congratulations, admiration and respect to all those involved and mentioned in the Richmond News article, “Local activists confront China’s human rights.” I congratulate those concerned for taking a stand and shining the light on an issue few care to admit exists — not only in Richmond, but throughout the world. Having traveled through more than 50 countries, the fact is clear, few, so-called, second and Third World countries have escaped the back-handed generosity of the Chinese government. A few years ago, I traveled through several African countries and was amazed by the influence those countries have allowed China to buy, by the building of roads, hospitals, etc. “Well, isn’t that good of them to provide such infrastructures?” you may ask. If the gifts were just that, “gifts,” yes. But
they aren’t; they are bribes. Worse, they serve as a source of blackmail into the future. Further, Africans are rarely employed in the construction of said infrastructures or the mining and agricultural thievery which results; Chinese workers are shipped into the countries and often end up staying and setting up businesses — again, employing only fellow Chinese, not unlike what has happened with mines here in Canada. The employment of critical thinking is required to understand the insidiousness of such ploys to establish influence around the world, and Richmond is not immune. Canadians are often too docile to speak out. Serious, professionally moderated dialogue between citizens, sponsored by a concerned organization, might go some way to ameliorating this growing and ugly phenomenon. Yvonne Harwood Richmond
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n Letter writer Ray Arnold believes some more attention should be given to enhance the Japanese garden adjacent to the Steveston Post Office. Photo by Graeme Wood/Richmond News
Dear Editor, Before construction began on the Japanese garden next to the post office in Steveston, I expressed some concerns about the approaches that were being used in its design. Now, every time I walk by the garden, I can see clear evidence that my concerns were entirely justified. I rarely see anyone sitting in or walking through the garden, there are jarring neon cardboard signs tacked askew on to the Toriii gate and elsewhere, the lawns are unattended and overgrown, the polished stone seats are uncomfortable to sit on, and the back area is woefully under-developed and lacking any aesthetic appeal. In addition, an attempt should have been made to make the street entrance a more traditional gateway, there is no fountain or
running water to soften the environment and symbolically represent the flow of life, there should be an outstanding Yukimi-gate stone lantern near the entrance, a small facsimile of a wooden bridge would greatly enhance the overall character of the garden and satisfy some of the spiritual intentions inherent to the design of Japanese gardens, and a small sheltering pagoda with benches would invite people to linger and relax. Even the small Japanese garden at Garry Point pays more respect to some of these traditional elements than does the Steveston plot. If anyone thinks my analysis is without substance, I suggest they do some research into Japanese garden design and schedule a visit to Nitobe Gardens at U.B.C. where they can experience the full realization of all of the most basic values and
principles of this mode of garden design at work. Given how bereft of soul and character the Steveston garden is, I think it would have served the people of this community better to have simply made some minor adjustments and upgrades to the old garden area rather than replace it with something that seems to foster nothing but indifference and neglect. And given the Japanese heritage of Steveston, the community deserves a more respectful and sensitive design solution than the one we have been given. This garden could be rescued to a degree with a few appropriate, tradition-sensitive changes and additions but, is anyone interested enough in undertaking the kind of objective design and user-assessment processes that would turn a lost opportunity into a successfully
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25 Steveston Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre 4255 Moncton Street
Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Richmond 7700 Minoru Gate (Cultural Centre Plaza)
Minoru Chapel 6540 Gilbert Road (Behind the Gateway Theatre) Sunday only 10 a.m.– 4 p.m.
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Lipont Place™ (Art Centre) 4211 No.3 Road (near Aberdeen Station, Canada Line) Vancouver International Buddhist Progress Society 6680–8181 Cambie Road (Next to Aberdeen Centre — 6th ﬂoor of President Plaza)
10 Waters Edge House Art Studio 5500 Gibbons Drive 11 Terra Nova Rural Park 2340 River Road Sunday only 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. 12 Yulia Radchenko Studio 7411 Ledway Road 13 Margreth Fry Studio 5620 Langtree Avenue 14 John B. Beatty Fine Art Studio 5611 Clearwater Drive 15 Richmond Eastern Catholic Church 8700 Railway Avenue Saturday 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m.– 4 p.m. 16 Gina Page Seawrack Press Studio 8160 Fairdell Crescent 17 Loraine Wellman Fine Art Home Studio 8751 Fairdell Place 18 Alice Saunders Home Art Studio 8171 Fairdell Crescent
26 Steveston Buddhist Temple 4360 Garry Street (Main entrance on north side) 27 Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site 5180 Westwater Drive Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.– 4 p.m. 28 Branscombe House 4900 Steveston Highway 29 Steveston Fire Station 11011 No. 2 Road
36 Our Saviour Lutheran Church 6340 No. 4 Road Saturday only 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. 37 The Museum at the Sherman Armoury 5500 No. 4 Road 38 Phoenix Perennials 3380 No. 6 Road 39 Nanaksar Gurdwara Gursikh Temple 18691 Westminster Highway
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Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m.– 4 p.m. Not wheelchair accessible Climb aboard the River Queen for a fully narrated nature and history tour of Steveston’s waterfront. One way — 25 minutes. Return tour — 45 minutes. Tickets: Purchase on the River Queen or at the Vancouver Whale Watch kiosk (not VWW ofﬁce). Cash only. For more information, contact Vancouver Whale Watch, 604-274-9565. Please note: Boat tour may close due to bad weather. Stops/Schedule: • Fisherman’s Wharf on 2nd Avenue (Sales Float) — 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. • Britannia Shipyards Dock — 12:20 p.m., 1:20 p.m., 2:20 p.m., 3:20 p.m. Cost
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Saturday 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Not wheelchair accessible Discover Richmond’s diverse faith-based community by visiting four places of worship throughout the city. Water and light refreshments provided on the bus and at some stops. Limited seating. Sites visited: • Richmond Eastern Catholic Church (Site 15) • Steveston Buddhist Temple (Site 26) • Richmond Mosque — BC Muslim Association (Site 34) • Nanaksar Gurdwara Gursikh Temple (Site 39)
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Saturday 1 p.m.– 4 p.m. Not wheelchair accessible Find out why Richmond is called the Garden City. Explore how gardens are used for art, heritage, pleasure, and commerce. Water and light refreshments provided. Limited seating. Sites visited: • Shamsi Ashti Sculptor (Site 19) • London Heritage Farm (Site 30) • Canada Berries Winery (Site 35) • Phoenix Perennials (Site 38)
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Saturday 10 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — Registration #2034338 Saturday 1 p.m.– 3:00 p.m. — Registration #2034388 Wheelchair accessible Get a behind-the-scenes look at some of Richmond’s most fascinating Engineering and Public Works projects. Light refreshments will be provided. Limited seating. Sites visited: • Bath Slough Pump Station • Pollinator Park • Alexandra District Energy Utility • City Works Yard
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t’s the old cliché — a group of business people head out on a sunny afternoon with a set of golf clubs and come back with a handshake and a contract that would have taken months to negotiate in regular meetings. We’ve all seen it (and if we aren’t golfers, we’ve all resented our colleagues’ time out of the of\ce on a nice day). But what is it about a round of golf that seems to open so many doors? What’s so magical about 18 holes? Lisa Wong, principal of local insurance and employee bene\ts consulting \rm Lauren Financial Corp., knows her way around the golf course. “For me, when I’m gol\ng, it’s a completely different environment. It’s known as a business environment, but it allows you to get outdoors and ‘loosen your tie.’ Because it’s more informal and less structured, it can sometimes open the door for more meaningful conversations and it’s a chance to develop the business relationship beyond the typical of\ce setting.” Wong, Chair of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce from 2011-2012, also leverages golf tournaments to connect her clients with others. “I’ve used the Chamber’s tournament over the years as an opportunity to invite a client, and to
The golf course can be an informal place for business deals to bloom. On June 22, the Richmond Chamber of Commerce hosts its 34th annual golf tournament. Photo submitted
provide them with introductions and meet like-minded businesses in Richmond. “Well-organized golf tournaments really lend themselves well to that.” This year, the Richmond Chamber of Commerce hosts its golf tournament on June 22 at the Quilchena Golf and Country Club.
Now in its 34th year, more than 100 local business people of all skill levels are expected to attend. “We’re really honoured to continue being one of Richmond’s favourite golf tournaments year after year,” said Matt Pitcairn, president and CEO of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce. “Our focus is always on fun, which I think helps our guests
get to know each other a little bit better, on a business and personal level. “This tournament is open to the community and I’d personally encourage anyone to come try it out.” Tickets for the Richmond Chamber’s Annual Golf Tournament are still available online at RichmondChamber.ca
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n Richmond students were among the tops at the BC Provincial and 12th National UCMAS (Universal Concept Mental Arithmetic System) Abacus and Mental Math Competition held May 28 at the Wosk Auditorium, Jewish Community Centre in Vancouver. ‘We are very proud of our students’ achievements and the way they embody the spirit of UCMAS: To inspire, To excel, To succeed. The results speak for themselves and it is amazing to see every child’s academic improvement and above all, confidence,’ said Binu Kumar, director of UCMAS Richmond. The top champions at the competition in Canada will be invited to participate at the International UCMAS Competition that will take place later this year in Bali, Indonesia. Photo submitted
n Staff at Columbia Chrysler Dodge Jeep displayed their sense of community and generosity by pooling their share of funds - $7,700 - provided by Go Auto’s $1 million Random Acts of Kindness program to support the Richmond Food Bank’s Basics for Babies, which provides a host of necessities to infants. Under Go Auto’s program, each employee received $350 with the condition that they use the money towards a person or group in a compassionate way. Photo submitted
n The 12th Richmond-Vancouver Walk for ALS held at Garry Point Park on May 13 raised more than $46,000 for patient care and research. This year, two notable, 11 year-old fundraisers — cousins Josie and Willow — raised a combined $1,500 through school bake sales and sale of their art work. They were fundraising in memory of their grandfather who was lost to ALS two years ago. Photo submitted
n For the third year, Pinnacle Foods’ employees joined together to take part in their companywide volunteerism program called Pinnacle ACTs (Action Changes Things). Almost 1,000 employees volunteered at locations across North America, including Richmond, to support the causes of food, shelter and the environment. Photo submitted
n Members of Unit 284 Steveston Branch 284 Army and Navy Club elected a new executive recently. Installed as new officers were (left to right) Jackie Newton (entertainment and special events), Mike Harjung (first executive), Ian Parker (president), Elaine Floyd (secretary) and Deirdre Gernsbeck (finance). Missing was Bill Spencer (first vice president). Photo by Bob Stradling
nMayor Malcolm Brodie addressed more than 700 long-time residents, representing multiple generations of Richmond history, May 27 at the City of Richmond’s Pioneer Luncheon. The guests had all lived in Richmond for at least 50 years, with some who surpassed the 90-year mark and can trace their family roots in the community back to the late 19th century. Each guest received a special commemorative certificate and a pioneer pin as a parting gift. Attendees were also invited to share their life stories to create a video legacy for future generations. Photo by Jon Benjamin
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Colts gallop to 3rd at ultimate provincials
he upstart Richmond Colts earned a bronze medal finish in the Senior Tier One Division at last weekend’s B.C. High School Ultimate Championships in Surrey. The skilled, fast and highly competitive co-ed Frisbee sport has become very popular in Richmond. That was reflected in the eight District teams that competed in three divisions at provincials that attracted 80 entries in total. The Colts were joined by the RC Palmer Griffins and StevestonLondon Sharks, who entered the top senior flight as the tournament’s No. 1 seed. The McRoberts Strikers, McMath Wildcats and McNeill Ravens competed in the Senior Tier Two Division, while the Colts and Sharks also had teams entered in the Junior competition. Richmond teams have tasted success at the championships before. McRoberts were the defending Tier One champions, and the Colts earned Tier Two honours in 2015. Playing six tough 90-minute games in two days of scorching 30-degree heat at the Newton Athletic Park, every team faced adversity as the level of competition was very high. The 14th seeded, but always well prepared Richmond Colts played their best Ultimate of the year and opened the tournament
■ Richmond Colts celebrate their bronze medal finish in the Senior Tier One Division at last weekend’s B.C. High School Ultimate Championships at Newton Athletic Park. The 14th seeded Colts thrived as an underdog, losing just one game all weekend.
with close victories over Churchill, Palmer and Burnaby North. In the quarter-finals, the Colts faced cross-town rival StevestonLondon and used a late rally to beat the Sharks 10-8. Richmond then suffered their only loss of the tournament in the semi-finals against Point Grey,
but rallied to defeat Burnaby’s St. Thomas More Collegiate Knights 11-10 in a thrilling bronze medal match. The team included: Abraham Pawlik, Anna Wei, Bernice Xiao, Brandon Dayao-Maas, Calvin Ki, Chelsea Ramos, Connie Xiong, Harry Acob, Henry Kwok, Jay Kit
Foong, Jessica Liu, Lance Pineda, Liam Brussé, Michael Cabrera, Mirabel De Guzman, Parker Laing, Ryan Feng, Sam Wang, Sandra Balitaan, Sierra Shikaze, Vivian Xu, William Wang and Ysabelle Santa Ana. The Colts were coached byMarcus Yeung, Sam Law, Nick
Okuma and Bowen Liu. The team manager was Kenji Wong. The Sharks’ fine campaign concluded with a seventh place finish. The Eric Hamber Griffins took Señor Tier One honours in a wellplayed 14-12 victory over Point Grey while Stratford Hall won the Junior Tier One title.
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nother impressive year for the McMath Wildcats in athletics will conclude with a trio of provincial championships this week. In Abbotsford, the Wildcats will take aim at their first-ever provincial medal at the B.C. “AA” Boys Rugby Championships. They have been seeded fourth in the Tier One flight and open play against Robert Bateman on Wednesday at 4 p.m. McMath defeated the Abbotsford school 22-7 back in early April as part of the B.C. High School Rugby’s Stadium Series. A win would set-up a potential semi-final
game with No. 1 St. Michael’s University in the semi-finals on Thursday. Medal and placement games will take place on Saturday.
■ Camryn Rogers competes at this week’s B.C. Track and Field Championships.
In Burnaby, McMath’s senior girls soccer team will be looking to continue its fine season at the B.C. “AAA” Championships. The Wildcats open play Wednesday morning against host Burnaby North. The Vancouver and District champions’ pool group also includes Clayton Heights and Centennial. The 16-team tournament places heavy emphasis on round-robin play with the four group winners advancing directly to Thursday afternoon’s semi-finals. Medal and placement games take place on Friday. Meanwhile at McLeod Stadium in Langley, McMath will be sending a strong contingent to the B.C. Secondary Schools Track and Field Championships. All eyes will be on throws standout Camryn Rogers as she
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Islanders strike gold at Fleetwood tournament T
he Richmond Islanders 2005B girls rep softball team earned its first gold medal of the season by capturing the Fleetwood Tournament in Surrey, May 12-14. The Islanders went undefeated in their round robin games and entered the playoffs seeded No. 2. The girls earned a bye and then faced their sister team, Islanders ’06, and beat them to go on to meet Cloverdale Fury ‘05 in the championship game. Richmond came blazing out of the gates offensively and played great defence with stellar pitching to produce a hardearned and convincing victory. It proved to be the best Mothers’ Day present! Team members include Aliyah Chase, Caeli Yamanaka, Caitlin Kippan, Izabel Taylor, Lindsay Lim, Madison Wong, Manisha Mann, Marley Goodhew, Paige Sever, Rylee Sagert, Sarah Mackay, Scotia Chow and Abby Mischke. Coach Michelle Akizuki is supported by assistants Kelly Sagert, Alex Lowe, Laura Booth and Emily Yee.
■ 2005B Islanders celebratre their tourney triumph in Surrey.
■ Richmond Christian Eagles edged city rival Burnett in five sets to capture last week’s Vancouver and District Juvenile Boys Volleyball Championship in thrilling fashion.
Eagles soar to V&D volleyball title
ichmond Christian Eagles and Burnett Breakers culminated a terrific season-long rivalry by squaring off one more time in the Vancouver and District Juvenile Boys Volleyball championship match. How this final would unfold was anyone’s guess. The Breakers had won the last two meetings — including a thrilling five-set victory for the Richmond Championship that saw them battle back from an 0-2 deficit. Burnett also won a close regular season battle (3-2) and prevailed in straight sets (3-0) at the Strikers Invitational. The Eagles did taste victory in the final of the Air Attack High School Invitational Tournament. The best-of-five championship match lived up to the hype and then some.
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The host Breakers won the first set and Richmond Christian answered by winning the next two. With its back against the wall, Burnett responded with a dominating game four win, setting the stage for a deciding set. The Breakers jumped out to an early advantage and led 8-5 before the Eagles mounted a comeback and eventually pulled even at 11-11. They ultimately prevailed 17-15. Richmond Christian had earlier defeated Burnaby North in the V&D semi-finals in straight sets, again avenging an earlier season loss at the Burnaby champions own tourney. Its road to the Richmond final included victories against Richmond High and McMath. “Great camaraderie and teamwork within the team,” said proud winning coach Sigfried Ong who had a roster
mixed with experienced player and newcomers. “We have had lots of growth in physical skill, and character but mostly with mental endurance and staying focused despite the nervousness especially against a great team like Burnett.” The Eagles were led by 15U club provincial all-star Jacob Louie as a left-side hitter, while Julian Huang, Edward Chien and Jeuel Villalluz provided solid setting. The Breakers’ outstanding season was highlighted by the play of setter Brandon Bee and powerhouse left-side hitter Jackson Huang. The Breakers were guided by veteran coach Bill Riach. Assisting Ong on the Eagles’ championship run were Alan Yang and Hansen Tu who helped Richmond Christian senior boys team win bronze at last fall’s B.C. “A” Championships.
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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
GILMORE PARK UNITED CHURCH
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Worship and Children’s Program Sundays 10:30 am
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8060 No. 1 Road (corner of No. 1 & Blundell) 604.277.5377 www.gilmoreparkunited.ca
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Our multicultural community welcomes you to worship 4071 Francis Road, Richmond BC Sunday 8:30 am Eucharist, 10:00 am Family Eucharist with Church School Wednesday 10:00 am Eucharist with Bible Study at 11:00 am The Reverend Brian Vickers, Rector www.stannessteveston.ca • 604-277-9626
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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