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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2011

Richmond singer nominated for a Juno Award

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Richmond’s Elaine Shepherd is up for a Juno. The talented 23-year-old is one of ďŹ ve nominees for reggae recording of the year for “Likkle But Mi Tallawah.â€? Shepherd was invited to Tuesday’s press conference at the Royal York hotel in Toronto where the nominations were announced. “I was very excited, a little surprised but at the same time very pleased,â€? she said. “A lot has happened in a very short time. Along with my manager, Carrie Mullens, we’ve been working very hard.â€? Shepherd said the mass of people at the Royal York reminded her of being at a hotel in Vancouver several years ago, when she was rejected for Canadian Idol. “This (Juno) nomination is not an in-your-face thing, but it deďŹ nitely is satisfying to show someone who doesn’t believe you can do it. I never lost faith, and there are a lot of people who believed in me. It’s proof that if you stay grounded, believe in yourself and work hard, positive things can happen.â€? Shepherd, who is just wrapping up work on a new album, said the nominees are all “amazing artistsâ€? and she is proud to be considered among them. Born in Bahrain, singing is all Shepherd has ever wanted to do. She began performing as a small child and continued to develop her musical talents after immigrating to Richmond with her family in 1997. In high school she learned to play the guitar and piano and began to extensively write songs. While studying

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jazz and contemporary voice in college, she began collaborating with other musicians that would eventually introduce her to hip-hop, R&B and reggae. She won the inaugural RichCity Idol contest (featuring Richmond secondary school students). A graduate of Richmond High, Shepherd was the 2010 Reggae Music Achievement Awards’ most promising new artist. The Juno Awards, presented by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, will be broadcast on CTV March 27 from Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. Winners will also be declared at the Juno Gala Dinner and Awards March 26. Shepherd released her life-inspired debut album Lady In The Streets in late 2010.

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Building rebounds to record pace by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter

Matthew Hoekstra photo Brenda Goossen, a social worker in Richmond Hospital’s oncology department, is organizing a bake sale to raise money for infant formula.

Hospital worker begins campaign to aid starving infants in North Korea ‘We need to look beyond our borders’ by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter Behind the stockpiles of long-range missiles and cache of plutonium in North Korea is a starving population. One in three of its most vulnerable citizens—babies and children—are chronically underfed, and a quarter of pregnant and breast-feeding women are equally malnourished, according to the World Food

Programme, an international humanitarian agency. Brenda Goossen, a social worker at Richmond Hospital, believes Richmond can make a difference. “I have seen firsthand how our community, province and country care for their own, and I am grateful. Now I think that as a community we are ready to look beyond our borders.” Goossen, who travelled to North Korea nearly a decade ago, hopes to encourage locals to join a movement to care for people suffering under the repressive regime of North Korea. Planned are a bake sale and coin drive. All money raised will be used to get infant formula into the country’s smallest hands.

“If everyone in Richmond gave $1, I think that we could feed thousands of orphans for months.” Goossen draws inspiration from First Steps, a Vancouverbased humanitarian organization that provides soy milk and a nutritional supplements to thousands of children in orphanages, daycares and kindergartens. Goossen said “a movement” in the hospital’s oncology department dubbed “Richmond Cares” has raised $5,000 in four previous bake sales. Those proceeds were used to assist in cancer care. But with recent encouraging advancements in cancer research and care, it’s time to help others, she said.

“In the hospital, we’re always responders at heart. We need to look beyond our borders and become responders when we become aware of a need.” The bake sale will be held in the hospital’s lobby, near the Ralph Fisher Auditorium and Starbucks, on Monday, Feb. 14, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Coin collection tins will be available for pickup at the sale. Goossen encourages people to collect cash at their workplace, place of worship, sports team meetings or arts groups. She also encourages people to contribute independently to First Steps. More information can be found at firststepscanada. org.

The City of Richmond issued a record $813 million in building permits in 2010 while other cities continue to recover from a worldwide recession. City hall granted developers 1,745 permits worth $812,658,333 during the Olympic year, crushing the previous record set in 2006 of $680 million. While markets elsewhere have been “steady,” the Urban Development Institute’s executive director said Richmond’s case appears to be unique. “The timing was probably good,” said Maureen Enser. “After the Olympics everyone took a great interest in that area.” The arrival of the Canada Line, the city’s plans to increase density around stations and intense offshore interest in Richmond have much to do with the growth, Enser suggested. “I suspect Richmond is doing better than other areas primarily because it’s got the transit in there, and the community has easy access to the airport and Vancouver’s downtown.” Developers also lined up at city hall this year to beat city council’s 16.5 per cent hike in development cost charges for residential construction, which arrived last fall. September and October were the busiest months for building permits—with 63 per cent of the year’s total value of permits issued in those two months. Coun. Bill McNulty said Richmond is getting noticed as a desirable place to live. “We have provided more amenities, more opportunities for people to raise families in this kind of community than probably anywhere else,” said McNulty, who chairs council’s planning committee. McNulty doesn’t believe the city is growing too fast, but said it needs to “continue to watch and preserve single-family neighbourhoods.” “I would like to see the City Centre take more of the brunt of development,” he said. “And I don’t think that that’s growing as fast as it should.” Major projects granted permits last year include River Green’s towers around the Richmond Olympic Oval, IKEA’s relocation and redevelopment, Onni’s trio of towers near the oval and the first phase of Quintet—a five-tower residential project in City Centre. In 2009, approved building permits held a value of $205 million.

2010 Building permits issued in 2010 January: $23.3 million (131 permits) February: $24.7 (126 permits) March: $30.5 million (149 permits) April: $25.5 million (112 permits) May: $26.4 million (137 permits) June: $40.2 million (175 permits) July: $48.2 million (150 permits) August: $30 million (98 permits) September: $121 million (232 permits October: $390.3 million (194 permits) November: $12.7 million (126 permits) December: $30 million (114 permits)

Chilean earthquake still serves lessons for Richmond by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter The devastating 8.8 earthquake in Chile occurred almost a year ago, but it’s still serving up lessons for people all around the world, including Richmond. A team of engineers from Canada descended on Chile in the weeks after the massive temblor on Feb. 27, 2010 to study how that country’s structures fared. Chile’s building code is essentially the same as B.C.’s, meaning what happened to the office and apartment highrises there could foreshad-

ow the Pacific Northwest’s future. The vast majority of buildings in Chile performed well. But of those which were seriously damaged, most were newer and built to the current earthquake standards, prompting people like University of B.C. engineering professor Perry Adebar to take a closer look for answers. And what he found will likely result in major changes to the way tall buildings are built. “You’d expect the older ones to have more difficulty...Our building codes presumably are always improving.”

The damaged highrises were commonly built on top of parkades with six-inch concrete walls, Adebar noticed. It appears that these relatively thin steel-reinforced walls aren’t capable of handling the stresses—specifically the compression experienced during an earthquake—that engineers have long believed they were. But many buildings with six-inch walls performed well, he noted, meaning it wasn’t solely the six-inch concrete walls that were problematic. In at least some cases, Adebar believes it was the soft soil condi-

tions that also contributed, and it’s this lesson that might prove helpful in cities like Richmond, where liquefaction—where the shaking of soft soil transforms it into a liquidlike state—has long been a concern in the event an earthquake strikes the Lower Mainland. Adebar said he’s already been in contact with the technical committee that helps write Canada’s national building code to inform them of his concerns that six-inch walls aren’t as strong as engineers have long thought they were. Changes to the code are still a couple of years away, but Adebar

said the engineering community in B.C. is aware of the observations he made. For highrises, it’s all about how much the top of the building moves compared to the bottom during an earthquake, Adebar said. Soft soil conditions tend to lead to larger and less frequent movements, resulting in greater stresses to a building. “The more it has to move, the more potential you have for problems.” Fortunately, only one highrise building collapsed in Chile. Fewer than 500 people died, most from a tsunami triggered by the quake.


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Two classes of students at Daniel Woodward Elementary got a chuckle at the expense of their principal and vice principal thanks to a sizable donation to the Richmond Food Bank. In December, the kids were challenged with collecting the most money for the local charity, with the winning primary and intermediate classes receiving the honour of duct taping the school's principal and vice principal to the gym wall. Last Tuesday, the two winning classes got their wish, and principal Jason Higo and vice principal Derek Cherry were taped to the wall, next to a funny caption and while "wearing" silly boxers with cherry and fish designs. "We all had a blast," said Akiko Murphy. Cherry also teaches at Woodward, and it was his class that worked extra hard to successfully secure the prize. —by Martin van den Hemel

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At Oakridge Centre mall in Vancouver in 1985, Hansen set out to live that dream by wheeling around the world in a wheelchair. It was the beginning of his two-year Man in Motion tour. Now Hansen’s foundation is leading a major effort to remind Canadians of the inspirational story and to again bring awareness to issues surrounding people with disabilities and spinal cord research. This is a history lesson we should all pay attention to. Many Richmond residents are newcomers and may not know who Hansen is. He’s a man who captured the hearts of Canadians and people around the world, as he wheeled through 34 countries on four continents, battling the elements and the odds. The Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay will mark the milestone anniversary of the historic feat that raised $26 million for spinal cord research. The original tour inspired people around the world to believe in themselves—and their hopes and dreams. It led to worldwide change in perceptions of people with disabilities. Building codes were revamped and legislation was changed. Communities became more accessible and inclusive. It also led to the establishment of the Rick Hansen Foundation, which has raised $200 million for qualify-of-life projects, awareness programs and research. The anniversary relay will cross Canada, beginning Aug. 24 in Newfoundland-Labrador and ending in Vancouver on May 22, 2012. The relay will challenge us to consider the words from Hansen: “If you believe in a dream and have the courage to try, great things can be accomplished. Anything is possible.” Those are words we all can hope to live by—for those who witnessed the original Man in Motion tour to Canada’s new immigrants.

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uess who said this last week: “We want to reward good teachers and stop making excuses for bad ones.”

No, it wasn’t B.C. Liberal leadership hopeful Kevin Falcon, who has gone quiet on education since he caused a stir with his proposal for merit pay for public school teachers. And it wasn’t the Fraser Institute, which is about to release its latest rankings based on foundation skills assessment (FSA) tests in B.C. schools. It was U.S. President Barack Obama, in his state of the union address. He was talking about Race to the Top, a federal bonus program he called “the most meaningful reform of our public schools in a generation.” “To all 50 states, we said, ‘If you show us the most innovative plans to improve

teacher quality and student achievement, we’ll show you the money.’” B.C., meanwhile, is going backwards. After years of B.C. Teachers’ Federation sabotage of skills testing, the essential mechanism for any improvement in education techniques, the B.C. Principals’ and Vice-Principals’ Association abruptly surrendered a couple of weeks ago. The tests aren’t flawed, association president Jameel Aziz admitted, but they have been “successfully undermined” by the BCTF. Aziz listed three reasons for abandoning FSA tests. Two of them are factually wrong. He claimed that after years of BCTF disruption tactics, participation has fallen below 50 per cent in some districts. Ministry records show the lowest participation was 62 per cent, last year in the Vancouver school district. The provincial average was 83 per cent, despite letters sent home by teacher union locals telling parents the tests are bad and suggesting they find some excuse for their kids to skip them. Aziz also blamed the Fraser Institute for its “misuse” of FSA data that “does not reflect the many unique challenges faced by individual schools, nor does it credit the many unique successes of individual

Critics like to set up a straw man by comparing schools in rich urban areas with poor, remote schools. That’s “misuse,” designed to discredit the rankings and the tests.

schools.” Wrong again, says Peter Cowley, the Fraser Institute’s director of school performance studies. He notes that the rankings track local factors such as parental income and the proportion of English as a second language or special needs. “We’re hunting for schools that have shown that they are actually improving,” as well as those that are slipping, Cowley said. Critics like to set up a straw man by comparing schools in rich urban areas with poor, remote schools. That’s “misuse,” designed to discredit the rankings and the tests. Parents should start by looking at the performance of their own school over five years. Is it getting better or worse? Rural parents can look at similar regions of

B.C. and see if comparable schools are doing better. All parents can ask what extra help their children are getting to improve their individual areas of weakness. Aziz claimed that “some in government” have suggested FSA tests be replaced. Well, rookie cabinet minister Moira Stilwell has. For a more informed view, here’s Education Minister Margaret MacDiarmid in an open letter to parents: “The push by the BCTF to end the FSAs is political. It’s about hiding information you, as parents, have a right to know about your child’s education and future.” Leadership candidate George Abbott made vague noises about supplementing FSA tests. Here is one change he could consider. The tests measure reading, writing and arithmetic skills at Grades 4 and 7. They track the individual student’s performance, as well as that of the team of teachers he or she has had to that point. Additional measurements could give a clearer picture of the performance of each teacher. Then Falcon’s merit pay idea could be implemented. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for The Richmond Review, Black Press and BCLocalnews. com. He may be reached at tfletcher@blackpress.ca.


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letters Raising our taxes and then buying benches Editor: I opened the paper and having just read that the city is raising property taxes by 2.9%, [learned] Richmond has now decided that we need to spend $50,000 on six “decorative public art-style” benches. It is high time someone got a leash on the spending by city council on things that are outrageous. At $7,500 per bench, where does council think we live, in the land of money grows on trees? And has anyone heard how much the concrete monolith the city spent nearly a year erecting at the entrance to Hugh Boyd Park cost? With its

16 concrete orbs scattered throughout, the cost of this to taxpayers was staggering. And was there a need for it? Once again, no. The list of parks department spending this year alone is incredible on projects that makes one wonder what value our council puts on taxpayer dollars: $350,000 to project images on the windows of the oval, a proposed $830,000 on a skateboard park at Thompson Community Centre, $350,000 to give the lawn bowling club artificial turf, and of course there is no cost figure released for the construction at

the entry to Hugh Boyd Park. And yet in parts of Richmond they never see a street sweeper, nor can they get the weeds cut down on their walkways and curbs. No money they say. And our property taxes will be going up, again. What a surprise. But when my wallet is empty, I can always go over and sit hopefully on one of these new artsy benches and watch the handful of lawn bowlers using their new artificial turf. Or perhaps they will place one of those benches where I can see the images being projected at the oval.

Or maybe I will learn to skateboard at the new million-dollar park we are building. Spending by council has gone completely off the rails and it should be remembered come election time. Roidon Lamb Richmond

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letters Glad we have green thumbs, now it’s time to tackle air quality Editor: I am very glad to hear that Richmond is now a leader in farmland protection, urban farming research and food security work, as recognized by the International Eco-Safety Demonstrative City award. I now look forward to Mayor Brodie stepping up to protect our air quality. The level of pollution in our neighbourhoods continues to give us serious lung diseases and cause distress in those with existing conditions (in Richmond, the numbers are around 30,000). I look for Mayor Brodie to pursue the following initiatives: •Bring in regulations to stop burning wood in old ďŹ replaces and old woodstoves—these give out the same pollution all winter as a 10-hectare forest burning non-stop. •Move out of the centre of our town the Grimm Sausage Factory— pollution from this (and the smell) extends to Lansdowne Plaza, WorksafeBC, Tim Hortons, and the Dinsmore Bridge, as well as smothering the high-rises and residents around the factory. •Bring in regulations to reduce dramatically the emissions from unregulated diesel trucks, including the convoy of trucks returning “homeâ€? every day at 4 p.m. down No. 1 Road to Steveston. •Block further applications to install large and small incinerators in Richmond.

•Demolish the woodbelching cob oven on the public farm at Terra Nova. •Instruct the park warden at Minoru to stop open barbecuing

and sending toxic smoke across the Minoru Oval, affecting all of us doing our daily exercise. It is past time that Richmond City Hall lived up to

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arts & entertainment ‘Last Riot’ to make splash in Richmond Vancouver Biennale show uses graphic images of children to critique culture by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter

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computer generated video installation offering a critique of contemporary culture by depicting children engaged in violence will make its Canadian debut tomorrow in Richmond.

Last Riot is a montage of images of youth dressed in camouflage gear wielding baseball bats, golf clubs and swords—some graphic enough for advertising regulators to investigate in New Zealand. Richmond Art Gallery is hosting the exhibition, created by a quartet of Russian artists, along with the Vancouver Biennale. The work is said to expose the fantasy visualization of pop culture. Stylized acts of violence are set in a digital landscape forming a critique of contemporary culture. The show includes a video installation projected on three walls in the gallery, two oversized photo stills and a “contextualizing

Last Riot •A new exhibition by AES+F (Tatiana Arzamasova, Lev Evzovitch, Evgeny Svyatsky + Vladimir Fridkes) •Opens Friday at Richmond Art Gallery (7700 Minoru Gate), runs until April 3 •Open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. display”—computers with information on the work’s references. Those include the oft-painted scene “Descent From the Cross.” Keen observers will also spot references to video games—where some players have difficulty separating fantasy from reality—and Abraham sacrificing Isaac in Biblical times. Gallery director Lynn Beavis said the still images are more shocking than the video. “When you see the video, it’s not as violent as the photographs make it out to be. When you get a chance to look at the moving video, you see how stylized it is, and how referential it is to video gaming. So it’s patently unreal.” The child actors pose without expression, and despite wielding weapons, make no physical contact. “People don’t react strongly to the art historical images because they exist within a certain cannon,” said Beavis. “People tend to react very strongly to a photographic image, whereas they don’t to a painted image, because there’s that sense of reality that isn’t necessarily a truth.”

Acting on a complaint in 2008, New Zealand’s Advertising Standards Authority investigated billboard advertisements for the exhibition. But the regulator dismissed the complaint, and attendance to the show exceeded the gallery’s expectations, according to a 2008 news release. The artists are Tatiana Arzamasova, Lev Evzovitch, Evgeny Svyatsky and Vladimir Fridkes, collectively known since 1987 as AES+F.

Image from ‘Last Riot,’ a new exhibition at Richmond Art Gallery. The Vancouver Biennale is bringing Arzamasova and Evzovitch to Vancouver later this month, and Richmond Art Gallery is hoping to line up a local talk. On Saturday, March 5, the gallery will host a discussion with Stuart Poyntz, assistant professor of media, technology and production at Simon Fraser University. The free talk is from 1 to 2 p.m.

AES+F Artist Statement The virtual world generated by the real world of the 20th century is growing exponentially, like an organism in a Petri dish. Crossing its own borders into new zones, it absorbs its founders and mutates into something absolutely new. In this new world real wars look like a game on americasarmy.com. Prison torture appears more like the sadistic exercises of modern-day valkyries. Technologies and materials transform the artificial environment in to a fantasy landscape of a new epoch. This paradise is a mutated world where time is frozen and the past is neighbour to the future. Its inhabitants are devoid of gender, becoming more like angels. This is a world where the severe, the vague or the erotic imagination appears natural in the artificial unsteadiness of 3D perspective. The heroes of the new epoch have only one identity, that of participants in the last riot. Each fights both self and the other, there’s no longer any difference between victim and aggressor, male and female. This world celebrates the end of ideology, history and ethics.

Expectations great for Dickens classic on stage Jordan Wessels, 9, plays an orphaned child whose life is profoundly changed by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter

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ordan Wessels is going to face great expectations tomorrow night. None greater perhaps than the nine-year-old’s own.

Westwind Elementary student Jordan Wessels, 9, stars as young Pip in Gateway Theatre’s Great Expectations.

“I hope that I get lots of other parts and grow up to be an actor—like the rest of the adult cast,” he says in an interview before an afternoon rehearsal. Jordan plays the role of young Pip in the Charles Dickens’ classic Great Expectations— his debut on a professional stage. “I’ve always liked doing shows when I was little—shows for my parents—so I’ve always liked acting,” says Jordan, a Grade 4 student at Westwind Elementary. “Once I got the script, I started reading it. And my mom read the other lines and I started getting it into my head.” He showed up to Day 1 of rehearsals with his lines memorized—more than experienced director Johnna Wright can say about some

Great Expectations •At Gateway Theatre until Feb. 19 •Adapted for the stage by Errol Durbach; original novel by Charles Dickens •Tickets, $24.50 to $43, at gatewaytheatre.com or call the Gateway Box Office: 604-270-1812 actors she’s guided before. Great Expectations is a story of a poor, orphaned child whose life is turned upside down when an unknown benefactor makes him wealthy overnight. Gateway’s show puts Errol Durbach’s new adaptation on the stage. “Anytime you adapt a novel, especially a Dickens novel because they’re so gigantic, you have to pair it down,” said Wright. “I think (Errol Durbach has) done a wonderful job of keeping the heart of the story and including the threads to tell that story.” Wright also directed Gateway’s last childfuelled MainStage show Annie. Ensuring everyone in a scene understands what���s happening and speaking lines loudly are things she keys on with young actors. Gateway’s show, a Blackbird Theatre Company co-production with Persephone

Theatre in Saskatoon, uses a video wall to help set numerous scenes the novel easily takes readers to. It’s a technical challenge, as is effectively pairing it with lighting and music while ensuring costumes still pop. The story follows Pip, whose life changes when the eccentric Miss Havisham sends for Pip as a companion for her beautiful ward Estella. Pip, who has been training to be a blacksmith, falls for Estella and hopes someday to become a gentleman and win her love. That dream grows nearer when a lawyer named Jaggers gives Pip some news: an anonymous benefactor has given Pip a large fortune. He immediately heads to London to begin his education, and he trains to become a gentleman. When Pip returns to Estella, he discovers she has plans to marry another man. Adventure, relationships and, of course, expectations ring loudly in the play, set between 1812 and 1840. Said Wright: “You have your central character Pip, who goes on this epic journey, which is what we follow and what we care about— emotionally we invest in Pip’s story—but what is really delightful is all the people he meets along the way that are really unique, fascinating and often very funny.” •Great Expectations quiz, p. 16.


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YEAR OF THE RABBIT

When Richmond wasn’t nearly as diverse as it is today by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter

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hen Coun. Derek Dang gathered Wednesday night with his wife and children, and his wife’s family to ring in the Chinese New Year at a restaurant, he did so with a deep respect for his parents, grandparents and Chinese traditions.

Matthew Hoekstra photo Tse Po Fong, kitchen co-ordinator at the International Buddhist Temple on Steveston Highway, holds up some lucky windmills sold at the temple for Chinese New Year.

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is giving what.” Jenny organizes the envelopes for her mother, who gives out 50 envelopes. (The bills can range from $5 to $100. TD Bank ran out of new bills the week prior to New Year.) On New Year’s Day, Jenny’s son, daughterin-law, and two granddaughters visit and each serve her tea and wish her Gung Hay Fat Choy, basically saying “I wish you a fortune.” In return, she hands each one a red envelope. The old way, she says, was to kneel to serve the tea—a display of respect for the parents. Many traditions have changed over the years, mostly because of lack of time. In Asia, everyone gets 10 days off, some a full two weeks. In Canada, no one gets a day off to celebrate, so most family reunions occur on a weekend or evenings. Henry is the youngest in his family. His family’s tradition, from the Fujian province, means that he and Jenny will visit the next oldest sibling on New Year’s Day. The next day, they both visit the next oldest, and so on until they all visit the parents together. However, on the third

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YEAR OF THE RABBIT Plenty of ways to celebrate

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ear of the Rabbit celebrations are happening across the city throughout the two-week festival. • Festivities at the temple: International Buddhist Temple (9160 Steveston Hwy.), the second largest Buddhist temple in North America hosts visitors Feb. 3 for a Chinese New Year celebration and bazaar in the Meditation Hall. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., visitors can view flower arrangements and calligraphy demonstrations, and experience traditional snacks and foods and cultural gifts. •Chinese New Year Flower and Gift Fair: , celebrate Chinese New Year at Aberdeen Centre (4151 Hazelbridge Way) Feb. 3. •Yaohan Chinese New Year Celebrations: At 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 3 witness a Lion Dance performance, a Chinese New Year tradition, at Yaohan Centre. Learn all about this traditional Chinese dance form as you watch the performance. Info at 604-231-0601. •Chinese New Year at Aberdeen Centre: On Feb. 3 beginning at 11 a.m., watch a Golden Dragon and Lion Dance in the mall’s outside courtyard.

Matthew Hoekstra photo Red lanterns decorate the city for Chinese New Year.

•Chinese New Year Tea: The tea room and gift shop of London Heritage Farm (6511 Dyke Rd.) opens Feb. 5 and 6, just in time for Chinese New Year. Enjoy a delicious serving of special tea with homemade goodies. More info at 604-271-5220. •Richmond Chinese Cultural Society Lunar New Year Celebration: Richmond Chinese Community Society hosts its annual celebration of the Lunar New Year at Richmond Centre (6511

No. 3 Rd.) on Feb. 5 from 12:30 to 5 p.m. The celebration includes a variety of Chinese cultural performances ranging from the Lion Dance, Chinese opera, folk dance and kung fu, along with booths for Chinese calligraphy and crafts. Info at 604-270-7222. •Parker Place Chinese New Year Sidewalk Sale: Until Feb. 14, Parker Place Mall (4380 No. 3 Rd.) is offering all sorts of goodies during the mall’s popular sidewalk sale. Info at 604-2730276. •God of Fortune and Lion Dance Performance: Dragon and lions dance performance, with special appearances of Cai Shen, the Chinese God of Fortune, at Parker Place Mall, beginning at 11 a.m. Info at 604-273-0276. •Richmond Chinese Cultural Society Lunar New Year Celebration: Richmond Chinese Community Society takes its celebration to Lansdowne Centre mall (5300 No. 3 Rd.) on Feb. 12. From 12:30 to 5 p.m., the celebration includes a variety of Chinese cultural performances ranging from the Lion Dance, Chinese opera, folk dance, hip hop dance and kung fu, along with booths for Chinese calligraphy and craft exhibitions. Info at 604-270-7222.

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To celebrate the Year of the Rabbit, we’re delivering some good luck courtesy of Richmond Auto Mall’s Chinese New Year Sale. Our great deals on new and used vehicles will have you feeling blessed without the help of a rabbit’s foot. And with the most choices in one place, you’re sure to find the car you love.

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The Great Bear Rainforest Collection: Artist Daryl Spencer displays work at Richmond City Hall Galleria until Feb. 22. A presentation of Richmond Art Gallery. Great Expectations: Gateway Theatre presents a new theatrical adaptation of the classic story beginning Feb. 3. Runs until Feb. 19. Tickets, $24.50 to $43, at gatewaytheatre.com or 604-2701812.

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Museum hosts workshop on workplace diversity by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter Richmond Museum is hosting a workshop this month to explore the challenges of creating a diverse workplace. The workshop coincides with the museum’s ongoing exhibit, The Cutting Edge: A History of Technology and Richmond. Speaking will be Darlene Gering, Burnaby Board of Trade’s president and chief executive officer. She will share successes and lessons learned from the board’s “Breaking Down the Barriers” project. Her presentation, “Business Embracing Diversity,” will highlight the benefits and

values of a diversified workplace. Hugo and Helmut Eppich, co-founders and principals of the Ebco Group of Companies, will also share their perspectives on the value of workplace diversity. Ebco’s workforce represents over 80 nationalities, and has been a leader of industry in Richmond for over 50 years. All are welcome to the event, which takes place Wednesday, Feb. 23, from 9 a.m. to noon. Admission is free, but seating is limited, and guests are asked to register at exhibits@richmond.ca or 604-247-8333. Richmond Museum is located in the Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate.

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SPORTS EDITOR: Don Fennell Phone: 604 247 3732 E-mail: sports@richmondreview.com

Sharks win, but Wildcats gain most from final McMath pushes Steveston-London to the limit in senior girls’ hoop tilt by Don Fennell

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Don Fennell photo McMath’s Amanda Ring dribbles past Steveston-London defenders Lindsay O’Loughlin and Jamie Wheeler during the girls’ final at the annual Wildcat invitational Saturday at McMath.

On paper, the game shouldn’t have been close. But in reality intangibles made Saturday’s senior high school girls’ basketball final at the annual R.A. McMath invitational a nailbiter. And though the favoured StevestonLondon Sharks eked out a 53-52 victory, it was the underdog host Wildcats that seemed most pleased. “It was our best game all year,” said McMath coach Nathan Kishi, whose Wildcats are 4-3 in league play compared to the 6-0 Sharks. The Sharks, which defeated McMath 5349 to tip off league play Dec. 13, played anything like the dominant team pundits expected. “I was disappointed with how we played, but hats off to McMath,” said StevestonLondon coach Les Hamaguchi. “Every intangible that has to do with character and hard work they demonstrated today.” Likely only the Sharks’ basketball experience and skill prevented an upset. “At the end of the day everyone will tell you that character traits will take you further than skill,” said Hamaguchi.“Obviously my pre-game talk that the role was reversed

Pecarsky paces ’Cats by Don Fennell Sports Editor When the 2010-11 senior high school boys’ basketball season tipped off last December, the R.A. McMath Wildcats were counting on three players to share the proverbial load. That’s still the case, but clearly point guard Max Pecarsky has emerged as the go-to scorer. No one’s complaining, but it’s not exactly what coach Jason Belonio expected from Pecarsky, who has consistently been one of the top scorers in the Lower Mainland this season. Pecarsky’s leadership and awareness on the floor were known qualities, as was his ability to set up the offence.

So if shooting guard Josh Parkes, the team’s best shooter, and small forward Jeff Harrison, an outstanding rebounder, are able to take their play to yet another level in the playoffs, the Wildcats could surprise. Already, McMath is wellpositioned. They’ve won their first six (of eight) league games, which will help them avoid a firstor second-round matchup with the R.C. Palmer Griffins (the province’s top-ranked AAA team) in the upcoming Richmond championships. Victories over Steveston-London Sharks, 78-69 Dec. 13, and Hugh Boyd Trojans, 62-53 on Jan. 4, contributed greatly to McMath’s current league standing. See Page 23

from the last two years, when we were the underdog that had to outwork a more talented team to compete, didn’t resonate. But this is certainly a game we can reflect on and hopefully something we can learn and build upon.” McMath point guard Stephanie Salgato handled the ball with great authority, setting up quality scoring opportunities for teammates while also shooting well herself. “This definitely helps us out and gives us confidence for the (Richmond) playoffs as we try to get to the Lower Mainlands,” said Kishi. Kishi said the Wildcats were determined to play well against the Sharks, but admitted their success was predicated largely on how the Sharks shot the ball. “We hoped they wouldn’t shoot the ball very well or get their outside shots, and that we’d get ours,” he said. McMath celebrated their tournament success by heading down the I-5 Saturday night to take in Sunday’s women’s college hoop game between state rivals University of Washington Huskies and Washington State Cougars.

League-leading ’Eyes host Kodiaks tonight Richmond 31-5-3 going into game With five regular-season games remaining, the Richmond Sockeyes continue to hold on to top spot in the Pacific International Junior Hockey League’s Tom Shaw Conference. The Sockeyes, which host the Aldergrove Kodiaks at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Minoru Arena, sport a 31-5-3 record which is good enough for a point better than secondplace Delta Ice Hawks. Richmond also has a game in hand

on Delta. After winning their annual alumni game 8-7, the Sockeyes edged the Kodiaks 4-3 in a shootout in Aldergrove Jan. 26 and then outscored visiting Mission Icebreakers 5-1 last Thursday. Jeremy Hamaguchi, Jake Roder and Sebastien Pare had a goal and an assist each for Richmond, while Ryan Cooper had two assists. Goalie Aaron Oakley made 36 saves for the victory.

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Don Fennell photo McMath point guard Max Pecarsky takes the ball to the basket.

KidSport Richmond will share in the proceeds of the BC Sports Hall of Fame’s Raising the Roof fundraising campaign. The hall of fame is offering a commemorative piece of the teflon-coated fibreglass roof that adorned BC Place Stadium. BC Sports Hall of Fame inductees Bobby Lendarduzzi and Lui Passaglia have personally signed the piece, which is limited to 999 and available for $295 through bcsportshalloffame.com.


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Bradley stands out among lacrosse selects by Don Fennell Sports Editor It was called the Adrenaline Challenge. And led by six Richmond players, the Burnaby Mountain Selects showed plenty of it at an elite high school boys’ field lacrosse tournament held recently in San Diego. Quinton Bradley, a graduating senior defender, stood particularly tall, drawing lots of attention and praise from media and college coaches throughout the NCAA. He was chosen to play, and shone, in the allstar game which was the tournament’s showcase event. In Grade 12 at Matthew McNair Secondary, Bradley is poised to take advantage of his many options. He is an honour roll student as well as being a great leader and talented athlete, noted Burnaby Mountain co-coach Brent Hoskins. “Quinton has exemplified the type of studentathlete that the Burnaby Mountain Selects program is all about during his six seasons with the program,” said Hoskins. “What makes him so impressive on the field is the level of focused intensity that he brings to every game and practice. He is always going 110 per cent, overwhelming opponents with his speed and athleticism and constantly challenging his teammates to elevate their play. Quinton is still weighing out his options. He will undoubtedly be an asset to any college program and remains focused foremost on receiving a great education.” Wade Galbraith, also a

senior defender, is adept at stick checks and plays with a calm demeanour. “Then (he) suffocates his check once they get the ball,” said Hoskins of the Grade 12 J.N. Burnett Secondary student. Tyler Nett, a Grade 12 student at Hugh Boyd Secondary and a midfielder on the Burnaby Mountain senior team, is another player that has college scouts drooling. “He adds a physical presence in the transition,” said Hoskins. “If lacrosse had a power forward position, Tyler would definitely (play it). He has the ability to overpower his defender.” See Page 22

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Three local players impressed Hoskins with the Burnaby Mountain sophomore team. Defender Brad Hofmann is talented and athletic and “a great on-ball defender with the ability to lead the clear or push the fast-break in transition,” said Hoskins. Midfielder Evan Hunt contributes at both ends of

the field and shows a scoring touch, while Jonah Sahota is “an extremely smart player” who Hoskins considers a great prospect. “He is one of the best all-around players for his age group,” said Hoskins. “Often the unsung hero, he makes great decisions offensively and excels in transition, while also solid in the defensive zone.”

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McMath takes aim at Mainlands Local kata B.C. champs again From Page 20

“Our goal is to get to the Mainlands,� said Belonio, whose team is coming off an encouraging 66-60 win Saturday over arch-rival Steveston-London at the Wildcats’ annual invitational. “And who knows, we could

get hot.� Belonio said consistency will play a big part in determining how far the Wildcats go. He was a bit discouraged following their loss to Lord Byng on Friday, but conceded it was a result that could have gone either way. He said the

Wildcats’ win over the Sharks was an important “bounceback game.� Ian Chang, who just returned from injury, earned all-star honours for McMath at their tournament. He was given the nod for his relentless effort on the boards.

The ďŹ rst family of karate continue to dominate the provincial scene. Steveston Karate Club members Toshi and Sumi Uchiage were both honoured at the recent Karate BC tournament held Jan. 22 and 23 at the Burnaby BCIT campus. Besides topping the advanced division, Toshi Uchiage received the 2010 senior male athlete of the year award. His sister Sumi Uchiage won

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GILMORE PARK UNITED CHURCH

8060 No. 1 Road (corner of No. 1 & Blundell) 604.277.5377 www.gilmoreparkunited.org Rev. Scott Swanson & Rev. Jennifer Goddard-Sheppard

Worship Service and Children’s Program Sundays 10:30 am Suddenly Separate 12-week program begins again February 16 @ 7pm Everyone is welcome!

You are welcome to worship with us at Marpole United Church

Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Sunday Centre for Children

ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA

BAPTIST

St. Alban

Broadmoor Baptist Church

an Anglican parish in the heart of Richmond Services at 8:30 and 10:00 am Sunday School 10:00 am The Reverend Margaret Cornish 7260 St. Albans Road, Richmond 604-278-2770 • www.stalbansrichmond.org

A safe place to connect with God and fellow travellers on your spiritual journey 8140 Saunders Road, Richmond, BC 604-277-8012 www.bbchurch.ca

Worship Service - 10:30 a.m. Sonshine Adventures for Kids Interim Pastor - Rev. Bob Bahr

ST. EDWARDS ANGLICAN 10111 Bird Road, Richmond V6X 1N4 Phone/Fax: 273-1335 Priest-in-charge: Rev. Gord Dominey

Sunday Service: 8:30 &10:30 am Sunday School

Bible Baptist Church Meeting in the Historic Pioneer Chapel No. 3 Road and Steveston Highway 11:00 am Sunday Call (604) 644-5073 for information

St. Anne’s - Steveston Anglican Church 4071 Francis Road, Richmond, BC

The Rev. Brian Vickers, Rector • 604-277-9626

Sunday 8:30 a.m. - Contemplative Eucharist 10:00 a.m. Family Eucharist with Church School Sanctuary open for quiet prayer 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. weekdays • www.stannessteveston.ca

Visit our website at www.richmondbiblebaptist.com

Richmond Baptist Church

FILIPINO CHRISTIAN CHURCH

Love God‌Love People

CHRIST-CENTERED CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Filipino Congregation) COME AND JOIN US IN OUR CELEBRATION OF REDEMPTION! Worship Service 12:20 p.m. Sunday School 2:00 p.m. 8151 Bennett Road, Richmond tel: 604-271-6491

PENTECOSTAL ASSEMBLIES OF CANADA RICHMOND PENTECOSTAL CHURCH RPC - A Place To Belong

9300 Westminster Hwy., Phone 604-278-3191 • www.rpchurch.com

MORNING SERVICES — 9:00 am & 11:00 am Dr. C.A. Coats — Lead Pastor ELEVATE (High School/College) 6:00 pm Pastor Joseph Dutko — New Generation Pastor

6640 Blundell Road, Richmond BC • 604-277-1939 ofďŹ ce@richmondbaptist.com www.richmondbaptist.com

Come home to RBC. There are no perfect people here. We’re all in the process, by the grace of God, of becoming all we can be. We’d love to have you walk with us on our journey towards the heart of God.

Teaching Series: MAKING REAL WHAT WE ALREADY KNOW A JOURNEY THROUGH PHILIPPIANS Worship Service: 10:30am Relevant, biblical preaching that touches the heart. Uplifting worship. Promise land: 10:30am Come and enjoy our children’s program for children ages 4-12 Youth, Young Adults, Adult Growth Groups, Ignite & Sparks Children’s Club meeting throughout the week at various times and locations. Call the church ofďŹ ce for information about these and any of our other programs.

EVANGELICAL

~ This Week at RPC ~ Wednesday 10:00 am – Seniors Games & Fellowship 7:00 pm – Family Connections

CHRISTIAN REFORMED

1296 West 67th Avenue (at Hudson St.) Phone: 604-266-8822 Minister: Rev. Diana Sung

ADVENTIST Richmond Seventh-Day ADVENTIST Church Worship Location and Time: Sat. 9:15 a.m. 8711 Cambie Road, Richmond www.richmondsda.org 778-230-9714

FOURSQUARE GOSPEL CHURCH OF CANADA www.rcfonline.com phone: 604-270-6594 6611 No. 4 Rd., Richmond 10:30 am Friendly, family fellowship. Pastor George Donovan

Sermon series – ‘The Power of Spiritual Gifts’

REFORMED CHURCH (RCA) Fujian Evangelical Church

Immanuel Christian Reformed Church Sunday service 11.30am-12.30pm

7600 No. 4 Road. Inquiries Rev. David Cheung 604-276-8250 immanuelcrc@hotmail.com

welcomes you to Sunday Worship Services • • •

English Services: 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. Mandarin Service: 9:00 a.m. Minnanese Service: 10:30 a.m.

12200 Blundell Road, Richmond, B.C., V6W 1B3 Phone 604-273-2757 • www.fujianevangelical.org

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KLASSEN, Ruth T. (nee Rempel) Nov. 27, 1933 – Jan. 21, 2011 Passed away peacefully at age 77 in the arms of her husband Frank and son Frank Jr. in Minoru Residence. Ruth was born in Yarrow, BC, the eldest daughter of Aron and Olga Rempel. Her childhood was not an easy one, caring for her eight siblings and helping on the raspberry farm. Her life was further complicated by excruciating migraines which she suffered daily from her mid-teens until a few years before her passing. Despite the chronic pain, her musical talents and remarkable intelligence were among the many gifts she demonstrated throughout her life. Ruth was an accomplished pianist and music teacher. She was also renowned for an astounding memory - remembering as many as 400 birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions a year to send out thousands of cards, letters and gifts to family, friends and even strangers to lift their spirits. Ruth was a devoted Christian - her favourite Bible chapter was John 14. She married Frank Klassen Sr. On Oct. 31, 1953 in Yarrow Mennonite Brethren Church. In the following years, Ruth became a loving mother to Frank, Cynthia, Lorne and Jeff, along with her subsequent daughter-in-laws Karen, Wendy/Rose & Kate; grandchildren Kaila (& Kevin), Kelsey, Philip (& Lian), Elise and Aaron; and great-granddaughter Ava. During the family’s darkest times, Ruth appreciated the love and support of sisters Edith (& Bob) Simpson, Ollie (& Bob) Peters and Charlotte (& Art) Shier. Her body was donated to UBC for scientific research into migraines and Lewy Body Dementia in hopes of finding a cure for these brain disorders. The family would like to thank the dedicated caregivers at Minoru Residence, who made her final months comfortable ones. A celebration of life will take place at the Richmond Bethel Church, 10200 No. 5 Road, Richmond on Saturday, Feb. 5 at 2 pm. A reception will follow. Memorial gifts can be made to the Gideons International in Canada or Alzheimer Society of BC.

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HIRSCH, Anne (nee Thiessen) Anne, born in rural Saskatchewan on November 6, 1921 has joined her beloved late husband, Tony, on Saturday, January 29, 2011. She is survived by 2 loving daughters, Pat (Gary) and Donna (Bob) and 4 precious grandsons, Evan (Gwen), Lucas (Chelsea),Josh (Allison) and Kent (Jackie). Graveside Service to be held on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 1pm at Ocean View Cemetery, 4000 Imperial Street, Burnaby. No flowers are necessary, donations to your favourite charity would be appreciated. Lewis, Audrey (Stephenson) Passed away peacefully at Courtyard Gardens, Richmond, B.C. on January 28, 2011 at the age 89. Audrey is survived by her loving husband, Norman Lewis; sons Bruce and Derek (Catherine) Stephenson; stepdaughter Mary-Ellen (Bruce) Nicol; grandchildren, Ryan, Chelsea and Gillian; sisters Kay, Phyllis and Jean; and nieces and nephews, predeceased by former husband, Frank Stephenson. A Celebration of Audrey’s Life will be held on Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 1:00 pm. at Gilmore Park United Church, 8060 No. 1 Rd., Richmond, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the B.C. Children’s Hospital, 4480 Oak St., Vancouver, BC V6H 3N1.

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INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS MANAGER ESL school is looking for an international operations manager with experience and potential for senior management. Candidate must possess the following attributes: • Minimum 10 years experience in ESL operations management • Degree or undergraduate • Experience in multiple international environments • Excellent written and verbal communication skills • Proven track record with references Please forward a cover letter with full reference list, portfolio and/or resume to: resumesesl@gmail.com Close Date: February 14th, 2011

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MP DRYWALL & INVESTMENTS LTD Marketing Manager req’d for drywall co. in Richmond; marketing of drywall supplies; completion of college level diploma; 3-5 yrs of related exp: $25/hr full time; email resume: mpdrywall@hotmail.com

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BLUEBERRY FIELD CHILDCARE Licensed Group Daycare, 2 locations, 0 to 36 mo. & 36 mo. 5 yrs. old. Call Susan 778-708-1751

Fast paced growing co. in the Fraser Valley requires a QA Manager immediately. Must have experience with; HACCP (a working plan is in place), Food Safety (for multi-line production rooms), managing an active QA Dept., testing products, weekly micros, working w/ 110 employees on a daily basis, and SQF preferred (wiling to train the right person).

EDUCATION

DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

770 ALBERTA HAULING need Class 1 drivers to haul logs in northern Alberta. Experience needed. Call 780-554-8511 for more information.

Class 1 Highway Drivers & Owner Operators Wanted

Regular work, dedicated units, Benefits after 3mos. Minimum 2 years mountain experience req. Fax resume & N print abstract to 1-888-778-3563 or E-mail to jobs@bstmanagement.net DRIVERS, 5, needed for long haul, Class 1, Canada - US East Coast. 2 years exp, clean Abstract, email nacservices@hotmail.com. DRIVERS/OWNER Operators wanted - Truck Contractors need drivers with log haul experience & clean driver’s abstract. Owner operators needed with 6, 7, 8 axle log trailers. Visit www.alpac.ca or call 1-800-661-5210 (ext. 8173).

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MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION is rated #2 for at-home jobs. Train from home with the only industry approved school in Canada. Contact CanScribe today! 1-800-466-1535. www.canscribe.com. info@canscribe.com.

Cabo Drilling (Pacific) Corp. Website: www.cabo.ca Cabo Drilling Corporation one of Canada’s larger mineral drilling services companies is searching for a Purchasing Manager for its Surrey B.C. division. Reporting to the General Manager at this location, the Purchasing Manager is responsible for the development and management of purchasing accounts, and for the management of ordering, warehousing & inventory management systems. Experience working w/ Microsoft Navision software would be considered an asset. Your ability to ensure purchases are of the best quality and price and that critical inventory is maintained to meet division needs is complemented by your purchasing background in a mineral drilling, mining, mechanical, or equipment procurement environment. This position offers a Competitive Base Salary, Bonus, Group Benefits & Opportunity to be involved with the Company’s operations across Canada. Please send resume in confidence:jamesg@cabo.ca Thank you to all those who send in their resumés. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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A PA R T M E N T / C O N D O M I N I U M MANAGERS (CRM) home study course. Many jobs registered with us across Canada! Thousands of grads working! Government certified. 30 years of success! www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-665-8339, 604-681-5456. BECOME AN EVENT PLANNER with the IEWP™ online course. Start your own successful business. You’ll receive full-colour texts, DVDs, assignments, and personal tutoring. FREE BROCHURE. 1800-267-1829. www.qceventplanning.com.

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DGS CANADA 2 DAY FORKLIFT WEEKEND COURSE Every Saturday at 8:30am #215, 19358-96 Ave. Surrey NO reservations: 604-888-3008 www.dgscanada.ca Ask about our other Courses... *Stand up Reach *Fall Protection *Aerial Lift *RoughTerrain Forklift *Bobcat *WHMIS & much more. “Preferred by Employers

STUDY ADVENTURE TOURISM! Train to be an adventure guide in just 9 months. Outdoor Recreation & Ecotourism Certificate. College of New Caledonia, Valemount, BC. 1-888-690-4422. www.cnc.bc.ca/valemount

TOBEI COLLEGE PCTIA Registered College offers courses for Accounting, E-Business Technology & Management, Administration, Green Business & Sustainability. Diploma program. Academic ESL. 230 - 8291 Alexandra Rd, Richmond. Call 604-284-5030 www.tobeicollege.ca

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FLAGGERS NEEDED If not certified, training available for a fee. Call 604-575-3944

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It’s closer than you think.

In a matter of months, you can earn your diploma from CDI College in one of more than 50 programs in Business, Health Care, and Technology. With campuses in Vancouver, Surrey, Richmond, Burnaby, Abbotsford and 18 across Canada, CDI College is closer than you think.

February is ECZEMA AWARENESS MONTH. For more information about eczema and ways to manage your skin, visit the EASE program at www.eczemacanada.ca ***KIDS ONLY SWAP MEET*** March 12, 2010 Cambie Community Centre GET YOUR TABLE NOW!!!! $20+tax. 604-233-8399

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DATING SERVICE. LongTerm/Short-Term Relationships, FREE CALLS. 1-877-297-9883. Exchange voice messages, voice mailboxes. 1-888-534-6984. Live adult casual conversations-1on1, 1866-311-9640, Meet on chat-lines. Local Single Ladies.1-877-8045381. (18+).

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HEAVY DUTY Mechanics required for busy Coastal logging company on Northern Vancouver Island. Must have extensive mechanical experience, certification an asset. Above industry average (wages), plus excellent benefit program. Fax or email resume to: 250-956-4888 or office@lemare.ca.

Sales Coordinator Bandstra Moving Systems Richmond, BC

The ideal candidate must: · have excellent communication skills · be organized, a team player with superior customer service skills · be computer literate Job description - coordinate appointments for sales reps - internal sales and phone quotes - input and maintain quotes in the system - organize and file all the paper work for each sales reps. - coordinate letters to be sent to customers - prepare all paperwork for booked moves and liaise with the dispatcher. Previous sales experience in household moves industry would be an asset. Please e-mail your resume to clerk@bandstra.com or fax (604) 279-1471 - Attn. Carla

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Homeshare, Pacific Coast Community Resources are recruiting for the Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster and North Shore areas. We are looking for families who have experience in the Community Living Sector and would like to open their home to a special needs individual. If interested please forward your resume to: PCCR, 1805 Scarborough Cres., Port Coquitlam, V3C2R2, Fax: 604-945-6250, e-mail: epascual@pccri.com

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ENSIGN ENERGY SERVICE INC. is looking for experienced Drilling Rig, & Coring personnel for all position levels. Drillers, Coring Drillers $35. - $40.20.; Derrickhands $34., Motorhands $28.50; Floorhands, Core Hands, Helpers $24. $26.40. Plus incentives for winter coring! Telephone 1-888-ENSIGN-0 (1-888-367-4460). Fax 780-9556160. Email: hr@ensignenergy.com

FABRICATORS Medium-size CWB manufacturing plant in Surrey, BC, Local 712 Ironworkers, requires qualified fabricators with experience in structural sheet and plate work. Experience with aluminum fabrication an asset. Please apply in writing to: Wellons Canada Corp, 19087 - 96th Ave., Surrey, BC V4N 3P2. Fax: 604-888-2959 Attn: Manufacturing Manager FLAT ROOFERS WANTED - Experienced roofers. PVC, EPDM, T&G & other flat roof products. Valid driver’s licence. Skill based pay. Year round full-time. Phone 403261-6822. Fax 403-261

Westeel Fabrication Ltd is looking for Structural Steel Erectors/ Fabricators with track record. Please send your resume to info@westeelfabrication.ca or Contact 604-543-8016

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Best House CLEANERS. Trusted & reliable. Filipino owned & operated, lic. Prof. touch. Cleaning supplies prov’d. Daisy 604-727-2955 CAROLINE’S CLEANING Honest, bonded, Mother & daughter Non-toxic products. 778-233-7712

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> B.C. Athletics Annual Awards Banquet at the Hilton Vancouver Airport Hotel

B.C. Athletics puts its best feet forward

Around Town Amanda Oye

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uests, supporters and nominees celebrated and reminisced over dinner and drinks last Saturday at the B.C. Athletics Annual Awards Banquet at the Hilton Vancouver Airport Hotel. The room was packed with 216 people, the highest attendance they have had in the last 12 years, according to Brian McCalder, the president and CEO of B.C. Athletics and host of the evening. The night was “an evening to honour athletes, officials, coaches and volunteers in athletics,” McCalder said.

Awards were given out for contributions to various athletics including track and field, road running and marathon. Official committees selected the winners after reviewing nominees based on a number of things, including rankings in Canada and the world, depending on the category. Many people were honoured throughout the evening, but the highlight of the awards was the induction of Danny Daniels into the B.C. Athletics Hall of Fame, according to McCalder. “He has given a great deal to the sport,” he said. Those who attended the awards came from all over B.C. and had the opportunity to bid on silent auction items and buy 50/50 tickets, the proceeds from which went to supporting B.C. Athletics programs.

Judy Armstrong, Caitlin Reed and Gary Reed, who received special recognition at the awards night after retiring in December.

Vancouver coach Don Chang.

Samantha Kennedy, a Youth Female of the Year nominee, and Petranella Daviel, a Midget 15 award recipient.

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Denise Clements, who is on the B.C. Athletics board of directors, and Mary Vaughan.

Juanita Cusack and Zarria Storm, a Youth Female of the Year nominee.

Alison Williams (centre), an award recipient, with her parents, former Olympians Lynn Kanuka and Paul Williams.

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