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Gambling debt linked to murder-suicide
Ethel Tibbits Awards sends inspiring message
Animal shelter dogged with adoptable pets
Man withdrew $200,000 and spent it at casino prior to killing
by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter
by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter The Richmond man behind a high-profile murder-suicide in a local hotel room last January was saddled with a massive gambling debt incurred at River Rock Casino Resort, The Richmond Review has learned. A source told Black Press that the man had withdrawn some $200,000 from his line of credit, and lost it all at the local casino before reserving a room at the Hampton Inn on Jan. 7. An independent source familiar with the police investigation confirmed the details. The 55-year-old man took a sharp instrument and killed the 50-year-old Richmond woman with whom he shared the hotel room before turning the weapon on himself. Howard Blank, spokesperson for Great Canadian Gaming Corporation which operates River Rock, declined to comment, citing the fact that the murder-suicide did not occur on the casino’s property. A request for a comment from the B.C. Lottery Corporation was unreturned by press time Friday. Burnaby-Deer Lake MLA Kathy Corrigan, NDP critic for Public Safety and Solicitor General, said as casinos have proliferated all over the province, the level of services for problem gamblers who are digging themselves a deep financial hole haven’t kept up. “What we have is a significant number of really desperate people and possibly some people who go so far as to kill themselves. And it’s devastating for individuals and for families and for communities. And so it’s a huge problem and one that there doesn’t seem to be a plan in how to address it.” Regional coroner Owen Court declined to identify the victims and said that he promised both families that he wouldn’t. Police also said they won’t be releasing their names. But the man and woman were not married and were of Chinese ethnicity. Anti-gambling activist Bill Chu said when casino proponents first tried to persuade city council to support a bid for an expanded casino, they cited an unsatisfied demand among the Asian community for gambling. “This is a real wake-up call for the Chinese community. They should never allow themselves to be the target,” Chu said.
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Matthew Hoekstra photo Sonya Kamp with Coco, Gypsy, Goomer and Skyler outside the Richmond Animal Shelter. Shelter staff are urging potential dog owners to consider adopting from the shelter, which offers a temporary home to surrendered animals and strays. See story, page 3.
As one of the first winners of the Ethel Tibbits Women of Distinction Awards, Jackie Lee-Son is glad to see how the event has grown over the past 18 years. Lee-Son won an Ethel in 1995, but it wasn’t the fact she was victorious that made the day special. It was the acknowledgement from her peers for the work she was doing in the community that was so uplifting. “It’s always wonderful to be acknowledged,” Lee-Son said from her Richmond home. The fact the award acknowledges women but has a greater purpose—fundraising for Nova House, a shelter for women and their children escaping domestic violence— makes the event all the better. “It was an innovative project and I’m really pleased to see how it’s grown over the years.” Some 340 people will be gathering at Monday’s 18th annual Ethels, at the Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport, including 32 nominees acknowledged in five categories. The event serves as a great inspiration to young women about the things they can do in the world to make a difference, she said. See Page 3
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Shelter bursting at the seams with dogs If you are looking for a hound, try the pound by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter Skyler, Goomer and Gypsy are among a few dozen dogs awaiting adoption at a crowded Richmond Animal Shelter. Shelter staff are urging potential dog owners to consider adopting from the shelter, which offers a temporary home to surrendered animals and strays. “Spring is coming and generally people are more keen to adopt dogs, and because the shelter is reaching a point of being full, we’re really trying to make a push to ﬁnd the right homes for these guys,” said Sonya Kamp, shelter manager. Dogs calling the shelter home range in age from three months to 14 years and in size from small to large. “We basically have anything that anyone is looking for,” said Kamp. Shelter animals are already spayed or neutered, vaccinated, dewormed and tattooed, and dogs are generally house-trained. Operated by Richmond Animal Protection Society, the shelter also offers training for the pet and home, said Kamp. Dogs waiting for homes include Coco, a surrendered six-month-old Australian shepherd-lab cross; Blackberry, a one-year-old medium-sized dog; and Gabby, a seven-yearold Rottweiler—suitable for a slower-paced family. Available pets can be viewed at the shelter or online. Potential owners then consult with shelter staff before one-on-one meetings with dogs. If there’s a match, an application is ﬁlled out and shelter staff perform a home check before the adoption is ﬁnalized. Kamp’s advice to potential owners is be
Ethels accentuate the positive From Page 1 “What the Ethels are doing is somebody somewhere will receive a positive message.” Lee-Son still lives in Richmond, though she’s not nearly as active in the community as she once was. She’s focusing on her family, and specifically her elderly parents, assembling her family’s history while her parents are still able to relate it. She’s also working on her second book, this one about fulfilled and interesting lives. While there’s no shortage of people who grumble about their work and their lives, Lee-Son said some people she’s encountered are so inspired by the workthey do. “I think their stories should be shared.” Like the Ethels, Lee-Son hopes her book will inspire people through the lives of these role models.
Matthew Hoekstra photo Sonya Kamp with Coco, a 10-month-old boxer, outside Richmond Animal Shelter Thursday afternoon. honest about what they can offer their new best friend. “I always recommend that people don’t try to make a New Year’s resolution and then get a
Many suffer when a gambler commits suicide From Page 1 Chu noted that since River Rock’s arrival in Richmond, there have been a number of high profile criminal cases directly linked to the casino, from loansharking to murders —loanshark Rong Lilly Li was last seen alive walking out of the casino in 2006—to armed robbers who last year followed casino patrons home. When a gambler commits suicide, it’s not just one person who suffers, he said. As in the case in January, Chu noted there was a female victim, but there’s also the toll heavy gambling debts have on relatives who lose a loved one, friends who may have loaned them money, and society in the form of gamblers who become less productive at work and in the community. Clarence Chan, gambling counsellor with Richmond Addiction Services, said his agency doesn’t keep the types of statistics which might show whether the number of clients with gambling problems has grown since River Rock opened in the summer of 2004. The agency deals with 40 to 60 clients with gambling troubles annually, including some who have lost more than $1 million, Chan said. Some are referred to the agency by bankruptcy trustees. On the Jan. 8 weekend the Richmond pair died, hotel staff initially became concerned when they didn’t check out at the scheduled time. A hotel supervisor went to the room and knocked not long after checkout time, but there was no answer and no conversation or noise could be heard emanating from the room. An attempt to enter the room was unsuccessful as the interior privacy lock had been engaged, a source told The Review. But staff figured the pair might still be sleeping, and so left before returning a few hours later. When there was still no response, and staff couldn’t gain access to the room, police were called and they made the tragic discovery.
dog to ﬁt that resolution.” The shelter is located at 12071 No. 5 Rd. Hours are noon to 5:30 p.m. weekdays and noon to 4:30 p.m. weekends.
Richmond Animal Protection Society is also hosting a fundraising pub night tonight, March 5, 7 p.m., at Replay Lounge, 2611 Viscount Way.
City partners with Nestle in recycling project The city is partnering with Nestle Waters Canada to develop a pilot program for recycling in Steveston. Nestle will design and place collection bins at Steveston Community Centre, Garry Point and other areas of the ﬁshing village to collect newspapers, mixed paper and beverage containers. The three-month project—taking place from June to August—is aimed at developing a model for recycling
in public areas across the province. Nestle would pick up the estimated $50,000 cost, while the city would service recycling containers. The city has already tried recycling in some parks and public areas with various styles of containers, including recycling kiosks at Canada Line stations. —by Matthew Hoekstra
Man to serve 2.5 more years for killing his wife A Vancouver man who pled guilty to the manslaughter death of his wife in May of 2007 will serve an additional twoand-a-half years in prison. Orlando Mangaoang had been charged with murdering his 41-year-old wife Editha—whose body was found in a cardboard box dumped in a commercial
area in North Richmond—but pled guilty to the lesser charge in January. On Wednesday, B.C. Supreme Court Justice William Smart sentenced Mangaoang to 10 years in prision, but gave the father of four credit for 7.5 years in prison. Federal legislation at the time of his Mangaoang’s
wife’s death required judges to give double credit for time served, a law that has since been changed. Mangaoang was also ordered to submit a sample of his DNA, and has been banned from possessing a ﬁrearm for 10 years. —by Martin van den Hemel
City to hire new senior manager A new full-time manager will join the permanent ranks of city hall, city council unanimously agreed this week. Civic politicians agreed to hire a $95,400 corporate energy manager to look after the city’s energy saving programs. The city created the position in 2007 as a temporary job, and council’s vote Monday will make the position permanent. According to a staff report, the position is currently vacant. Staff say the position pays for itself, as half the
salary is funded by BC Hydro, and energy saving programs saved the city $124,470 in 2009 and $479,710 in 2010. Staff also argued the position is also needed to “achieve the city’s corporate agenda.” In 2010, council adopted an energy reduction target of 10 per cent from 2007 levels—and a greenhouse gas emissions reduction of 33 per cent less than 2007 emissions, while accommodating regional growth. —by Matthew Hoekstra
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Cambie students go Into the Woods
Save money and water Learn more at upcoming information sessions With today’s economy, nobody wants to throw cash down the drain. The City of Richmond offers a toilet rebate program and residential water meter programs that will not only help keep money in your pocket, it will also save one of earth’s precious resources at the same time.
Matthew Hoekstra photo Ann Dinh, a Grade 10 student, is among 18 students featured in H.J. Cambie Secondary’s musical production of Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. This fractured fairy tale includes a cast of favourites—Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and Jack and his beanstalk—in a story of a baker and his wife who desperately want a child. Unfortunately, the couple has been cursed by a witch and must hunt for items to break the spell. Into the Woods is on stage March 9 to 12 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $7 to $10, can be reserved at 604-668-6430 or email@example.com.
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Environmental Assessment of the Proposed Vancouver Airport Fuel Delivery Project
Open House and Invitation to Comment Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation is proposing to build a new aviation fuel delivery system to serve Vancouver International Airport (YVR). The proposed Project includes a marine terminal and fuel receiving facility located on the south arm of the Fraser River, and a 15 kilometre long underground fuel pipeline connecting the marine terminal, fuel receiving facility and YVR. The proposed Project is subject to review under British Columbia’s Environmental Assessment Act and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. The Proponent has now submitted its application (Application) to obtain an environmental assessment certificate which is required before any work can be undertaken on the proposed Project. In order to provide information to the public about the Application, and to receive comments from the public, the Environmental Assessment Office of British Columbia (EAO) invites the public to attend an Open House to be held: at:
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At 5:15 p.m. there will be a presentation by the EAO on the process with an opportunity to ask questions about the process. A second presentation will also be given by the Proponent in relation to the proposed Project.
Multi-family dwellings To date, 96 per cent of metered multi-family complexes have saved money compared to the flat rate. Strata corporations, including apartments and townhouses, can volunteer for a subsidized master water meter on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, visit www.richmond.ca/savewater or contact 604-271-9700.
If you are unable to attend the Open House, you may still wish to make a written submission. There are 45 days for the submission of comments by the public in relation to the Application. The comment period will begin on February 25, 2011 and end on April 11, 2011. All comments received during this comment period will be considered. The intention of seeking public comments is to ensure that all potential effects – environmental, economic, social, heritage and health – that might result from the proposed Project are identified for consideration as part of the assessment process. The EAO accepts public comments through the following ways: x By Online Form at http://www.eao.gov.bc.ca x By Mail: Jennifer Dessouki Project Assessment Manager Environmental Assessment Office PO Box 9426 Stn Prov Govt Victoria BC V8W 9V1 x By Fax: Fax: 250-356-6448
An electronic copy of the Application and information regarding the environmental assessment process are available at www.eao.gov.bc.ca. Copies of the Application are also available for viewing at these locations: x x
Vancouver Public Library – Central Branch (350 West Georgia St, Vancouver BC) Richmond Public Library – Brighouse Branch (1007700 Minoru Gate, Richmond BC)
NOTE: All submissions received by the EAO during the comment period in relation to the proposed Project are considered public and will be posted to the EAO website.
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Police catch plenty of violators in distracted driving blitz by Jeff Nagel Black Press Police nabbed more than 3,000 drivers using cellphones and other handheld electronic devices during a month-long distracted driving enforcement blitz in February. Ofﬁcers heard plenty of excuses – none of them good ones. “I was just on my way to buy a Bluetooth (hands-free kit),” one driver said. Another was afraid of missing an important call and one woman told police she was “just telling my
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by Tom Fletcher Black Press Premier-designate Christy Clark chaired her ﬁrst caucus meeting in Vancouver Wednesday afternoon, and one of the most pressing issues facing her government is how to proceed with a promised referendum on the harmonized sales tax. After musing about dispensing with a referendum during the B.C. Liberal leadership contest, Clark settled on moving the province-wide vote up from the scheduled Sept. 24 date to late June. But it isn’t clear how that would be done, or if it is even possible. The vote is currently required to be held in September under the terms of the Recall and Initiative Act, after B.C.’s ﬁrst-ever successful initiative petition last year called for the HST to be “extinguished” and the old provincial sales tax reinstated. To hold the vote earlier, the B.C. Liberals would have to call the legislature into session to amend the act, or cancel the initiative vote and set a new date under the Referendum Act. Whatever the date, a province-wide vote with election-style polling stations would cost an estimated $25 million. Elections BC would have to hire hundreds of temporary staff to run it. Acting Chief Electoral Ofﬁcer Craig James said in February it would take Elections BC about nine months to prepare for an electionstyle referendum. Premier Gordon Campbell and Finance Minister Colin Hansen have both said the government should stay with the September date, to allow time for people to see the real effects of the HST and understand what is and is not affected.
More than 2,200 of the distracted drivers were busted and given $167 ﬁnes in the Lower Mainland and the stats don’t count drivers caught by general duty ofﬁcers who weren’t part of the blitz. Despite the new law, RCMP say distracted driving was a contributing factor in 104 fatal crashes in B.C. last year and is blamed in another 5,000 injuries each year. Drivers in the Graduated Licensing Program are banned from using all electronic devices, even with handsfree options.
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Everyday superheroes to be revealed in National Volunteer Week contest In celebration of National Volunteer Week, Volunteer Richmond Information Services is launching a “VoluntHERO” contest to help reveal the actions and identities of these volunteer superheroes “doing good” in Metro Vancouver. National Volunteer Week (April 10-16) is a time to recognize the passion, action, and impact of the volunteer superheroes in our lives. They don’t wear capes, masks, or spandex but, like traditional superheroes, they have a simple desire to help others and create change. Everyone is challenged to provide evidence that these superheroes exist, in any form they can—songs, poems, articles, videos, comic strips, photos—the
key is to be creative and to illustrate the contest theme. Entries can come from individuals, groups, or organizations throughout Metro Vancouver and need to be submitted by April 4. Entries can be submitted via email (either directly or with a YouTube/Flickr link) to email@example.com, or sent to Volunteer Richmond Information Services, #190 – 7000 Minoru Blvd. Information and full contest details can be found at www.
volunteerrichmond.ca. Three ﬁnalists will be selected in each category and revealed on April 9. The public will have the opportunity to vote for their favourites at www. volunteerrichmond.ca during National Volunteer Week. Winners will be announced on April 16 in The Richmond Review and awarded the grand prizes. A VoluntHERO mascot named Rover has been designed by volunteer Andrea Autelitano. To read Rover’s story, see the Volunteer Richmond blog at www. volunteerrichmond.ca/News/ VRISBlog.aspx.
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Home prices jump with more gains forecast Sales up as last buyers sign on for 35-year terms by Jeff Nagel Black Press Buying a typical detached house in Metro Vancouver costs about $50,000 more than it did in November. And at least one forecast calls for the gains to continue – at a more gradual pace – this year. The 6.3-per-cent house price jump to $848,645 in February from $797,900 three months earlier was driven by big price increases in Richmond and the west side of Vancouver, according to the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver. Richmond’s benchmark house price rose $190,000 in that period to nearly $1.1 million, while the Vancouver west side gained $222,000 to $1.85 million. REBGV president Jake Moldowan said the intensity of buying activity in those areas indicates houses there are the most sought-after properties in the region. Benchmark attached homes in the Greater Vancouver region have gained about 3.3 per cent so far this year to $507,000 while condos are up 3.2 per cent to $399,400. The Greater Vancouver association covers Metro Vancouver except Surrey, North Delta, White Rock
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ne of the bugaboos being thrown around is that premier-designate Christy Clark, a federal Liberal at heart, will move the B.C. Liberals to the left, thus reinvigorating B.C.’s Conservative Party.
Unless Clark appoints NDP hardcore lefty Harry Lali as finance minister, this is unlikely to happen. Some pundits (mostly of the left-
of-centre variety) predicted the B.C. Conservatives would impact some ridings in the 2009 election. While the Conservatives finished third in a few Okanagan-area ridings, they had no impact as the Liberals swept that region. The party has not much going for it other than a name—it’s had no leader for almost two years and has been plagued by infighting in the past. To further muddy the waters, there’s also the B.C. First Party, led by one-time Conservative
candidate and current anti-HST guru Chris Delaney. Also, to think Clark has a left streak is a matter of perspective. The B.C. Teachers’ Federation, remembering Clark’s tough approach from her previous stint in government, wouldn’t think so. And during the leadership race, Clark supported a mine proposal so bad that even Stephen Harper’s really right-wing Conservatives turned it down. In fact, the Liberals should be
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e’ve gone through another deep freeze. Friends around Victoria were sending messages about whiteouts and comments that it’s like the “Snow of ‘96.” Just when the snowdrops and crocuses were coming through, too. It’s enough frustrate any gardener. Still, when you garden you have to have faith. Spring will come, the trees will blossom,
and the seeds I plant now will one day provide food for the table. The act of starting any plant from seed is a pretty miraculous event, I ﬁnd. I seem to have come full circle in my seed-starting endeavours. When I worked for a local seed company, I always advised customers to buy new, sterilized plastic pots so that they wouldn’t spread disease. Dampingoff, a fungus that kills young seedlings, will lie dormant in a dirty pot, just waiting for the chance to grow again. For a while, I then tried growing seeds in newspaper pots or peat pellets and failed horribly. The biodegradable pots just kept drying out and my poor seedlings would shrivel up. I practically had to water them hourly to keep them moist. My own kids don’t get that much attention. I ﬁnally realized that it’s hard to beat plastic when it comes to holding water in. However, I just couldn’t bring myself to buy new plastic pots and trays every year. As luck would have it, feeding children seems to
When you garden you have to have faith. Spring will come, the trees will blossom, and the seeds I plant now will one day provide food for the table. bring a plethora of plastic into the house. From take-out containers (I know, I really should remember to bring my own) to the clamshells that cherry tomatoes come in, plastic is everywhere. And while I recycle everything that comes my way, I covet certain pieces. It’s true. A plastic container with a clear lid can sometimes make my heart ﬂutter. A perfect seed-starting greenhouse! So, while the weather outside may be truly frightful, the windowsills of my home will soon be ﬁlled containers
of little green forests. The leeks and onions will be ﬁrst, followed by peas and spinach. In a couple more weeks, I’ll start tomatoes and broccoli. When the night temperatures do ﬁnally stay above freezing, some of these seedlings will literally be kicked to the curb. Well, not quite the curb, but outside my front door is where the “toughening up” happens. Seedlings can’t be coddled. Otherwise, when they’re ﬁnally on their own, they can’t take the extremes in temperatures or light. This morning, the Richmond Food Security Society is hosting the third annual Seedy Saturday at the Terra Nova Barn. This year, we are asking local residents to “adopt” a variety and save the seed for our new community seed bank. A collection of locallygrown seed will then be available for future gardeners.
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Lessons on integration Editor: There have been many letters on this issue on multiculturalism, integration and assimilation. I believe that recently there has been resentment, friction and frustration pertaining to Chinese community. They are not to blame—media and our local past and present council are. Before this occurred new immigrants learned English because they had in order be heard and understood. An example is the large Punjabi speaking group that arrived prior to those from Hong Kong—this group has done well in mastering English. For some reason, when the large inﬂux of Chinese came to the city, somehow council, in its wisdom, started having announcements, notices etc. in Chinese. This was never done before for other languages. The Chinese people aren’t at fault. Why should they learn English if it’s presented to them in their our own language everywhere they turn? Because of this situation the Chinese community has taken this advantage to the extreme such as: •businesses not answering their telephones in English; •signs so large one can’t ﬁnd the English; •neighbours unable to communicate. This all leads to friction and frustration. I challenge and encourage the Chinese community to be the ones to take the initiative to let city hall know they don’t want all this translation thank you, but want to fully be Canadian citizens and integrate. Multiculturalism, integration and assimilation must go together—let’s bring Richmond back into Canada. D.M. North Richmond
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The tone of the question was as if I’d admitted that I didn’t feed my kids vegetables or I kept a pet crocodile at home. “No Disneyland? What’s wrong with you?” It got me thinking about the expectations of childhood. Safe, comfortable shelter is a must, yes. Nutritious food, deﬁnitely. Regular exercise and education and love, absolutely. Nowhere does it say in the United Nations Rights for children that a healthy childhood in Canada must include a visit to Disneyland. But parenting and raising your children to have the same opportunities as their peers is an exercise in peer pressure of the parental kind. In our neighbourhood, it is “normal” to have braces on crooked teeth. It is normal to have expensive extracurricular sports like hockey. It is normal to have pricey, big birthday parties. Your preteen might feel left out if she doesn’t have a Wii player, an iPod Touch, or in our household, basic television cable. And it’s normal to go to Disneyland at least once before your kids turn 12. See Page 11
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letters Building sidewalks for schools should be a city priority Editor: The meteoric rise of residential home construction in the â€™Monds neighborhood has been the subject of much debate in recent months. My nephews attend Dixon Elementary School, which is situated between two arterial roads in the â€™Monds. The main area of the school is located on Diamond Road, which has about half a dozen job sites on it presently. The other day, I was shocked to see young children walking on the road as there are no sidewalks in this area. They were dodging passing trucks, parked cars, pot holes, passing vehicle trafďŹ c, and trying not to slip from the gravel and sand that is now coating the asphalt from the various job sites. You would think that city bylaws would force
contractors/home owners to keep their job sites clean as well as the surrounding yards and roads, for safety reasons. This would also be courteous to area residents but sadly, this is not the norm. You canâ€™t even drive through certain intersections without driving over large piles of gravel. The lack of sidewalks in this area (and in other Richmond neighborhoods), especially on roads that lead to elementary schools begs the question, will it take a serious accident or catastrophe involving a child, before the city makes it a priority to upgrade the roads? I have made some discreet inquiries and was amazed to hear that the City of Richmond charges upwards of $30,000 to new home builders. There is also a neighborhood improvement fee. If you drive around the â€™Monds today, there are
The expectations of childhood From Page 9 Parental pressures shift based on culture, timing, and economics. Growing up in a slightly higher income level in my 1980â€™s neighbourhood, it was normal for families to go on two big vacations a year, one to a ski destination and one to someplace warm and tropical. My parents didnâ€™t balk outwardly at the three pairs of custom made ďŹ gure skating boots, pricey lessons, and expensive costumes. There were girls going in for nose jobs in high school and boys getting new cars the day they got a driverâ€™s licence. A friend of mine who grew up in working class Burnaby at the same time said there were no
trips to Disneyland in his community. Parents enrolled kids in sports like soccer or swimming which were inexpensive. A fancy birthday party might end up being at the local fast food joint. You had to work for years for your ďŹ rst car but your parents might help arrange a job for you where they worked. Another parent friend in present day Tsawassen complains of expectations that they send their 12 year old daughter to ballet camp in New York City for three weeks. Many of the kids around her have riding lessons and some have their own horse. Girls walk around with a collection of $250 Lululemon hoodies at school. There are a minimum of two international vacations a year per family.
Of course parenting is about drawing the line, knowing when peer pressure is ridiculous, deciding what expectations are unhealthy or indulgent and which are manageable for the household. We did end up taking our kids to Disneyland, in the end. I stayed behind in protest but from what I hear, they had a good time. Iâ€™m staying ďŹ rm on the no cable television stand although my preteen may be ďŹ ling ofďŹ cial papers to the UN.
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Andrea Phillpotts is a Richmond writer and teacher. Opinions expressed in this column do not necessarily reďŹ‚ect those of any school district, organization, or school.
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At 60, the older adults program co-ordinator at the Steveston Community Centre is as active today as sheâ€™s ever been. Not only does she oversee activities for those aged 55 and over, but enthusiastically participates in as many as she can ďŹ nd time for. From drumming to tap dancing and line dancing to yoga, which she teaches, Hardy proudly tries to be a
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Young at heart From Page 12 “So consequently, we also have things like bird watching, drumming and more active things.” Later this year, an educational garden will be created adjacent to the martial arts centre. Seniors will teach young kids how to grow various items. Hardy’s enthusiasm and dedication is the main reason for the Steveston Community Centre being a constant beehive of activity for seniors, said Steveston Community Society president Jim Kojima. Kojima said it’s nice to see people with smiles on their faces. “I think wow, this is great,” he said. “These are the kinds of things that keep you motivated and going.” The B.C. Seniors Games, which Richmond hosted in 2009, have also had a positive inﬂuence on seniors becoming more engaged and active, said Hardy. And as the number of baby boomers retiring continues to increase, so too will the demand for programs. •Young at Heart is a monthly feature aimed at people aged 55-plus.
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…Designers showcase talent. Six suites are on display at this South Surrey village (see below). Inside, the GVHBA is gearing up for its annual seminar for ﬁrst-time homebuyers. 
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'B.C.'s Best Young Designer' crowned
ix interior design competition ﬁnalists have ﬁnished their inspired creations at six Morgan Crossing homes. Vancouver-based Daniel Meloche won the grand prize, while Burnaby's Joanna Kado (bottom right) took in the most votes from the public to garner the Fan Favourite award. "I am overwhelmed and thankful," Meloche says. TRICIA LESLIE
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A winner has been crowned in Morgan Crossing's B.C.'s Best Young Designer competition. Judges chose Vancouver's Daniel Meloche from a group of six finalists who competed for the title and grand prize by designing a suite at South Surrey's Morgan Crossing village. Meloche, a graduate from the Art Institute of Vancouver, is currently an interior designer and project co-ordinator for Northland Properties. "I am overwhelmed and thankful for the honour of being named B.C.'s Best Young Designer," Meloche says. "The competition was not only a great test of skill, but also a test of strategy in orchestrating my design vision on budget and on time." Kari Henshaw, one of the contest judges and a principal at Insight Design Group, notes the judges were looking for the designer that captured their target market while remaining true to his or her individual design aesthetic. "It's a tough balance to achieve, and Daniel accomplished it with thoughtfulness, cleverness and a well-executed design," she says. In his suite, Meloche favoured a clean, contemporary design style with striking pops of colour and strong lighting elements. As his prize, Meloche will choose either an all-expenses-paid trip to New York to attend the renowned Architectural Digest Home Design Show or the cash equivalent. Meloche says the effort was worth it. "There was nothing more rewarding than the final result, and the reaction of people who came through my suite." The public chose a different winner: Burnaby's Joanna Kado won the Fan Favourite category with her
Vancouver's Daniel Meloche in the Morgan Crossing suite he designed, which earned him the B.C.'s Best Young Designer title.
suite, which featured warm colours, urban influences and layers of textures. Kado will receive a $2,000 prize. The public can still view the furnished design suites every Saturday and Sunday until March 20; Meloche will be on-site each weekend from noon to 3 p.m. to offer general design advice to people who tour the suites. All of the finalists' suites are now available for sale and, until March 20, new purchasers of Morgan Crossing homes are eligible for a complimentary twohour design consultation with Meloche or Kado. Visit www.morgancrossing.ca for more information.
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Although the seminar is free to attend, GVHBA encourages attendees to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Surrey Food Bank.
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Mark your calendar for GVHBA seminar
Never too late to be a ﬁrst-timer Buying your first home can be a daunting process. There are several diverse factors to take into consideration when making such a significant purchase, especially in Metro Vancouver, where the housing market is like no other. Local first-time homebuyers likely have several questions before purchasing their first dwelling, including queries about location, what style of home best matches needs and financial resources, what mortgage options are available, legal and tax considerations, how the homebuying tax credit works and what's involved with condo pre-sales. These questions and others will be answered by a panel of experts at the Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association's 17th annual First-Time Home Buyers Seminar March 22. "Our experts will help first-time buyers investigate all available options and key issues before they take that critical first step onto the property ladder," says GVHBA president and CEO Peter Simpson. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation senior market analyst Robyn Adamache is among the many notable speakers who will be at the event, all of whom will address common concerns faced by first-time homebuyers, from finances to home warranties. "Real estate continues to be a hot topic in
More than 700 ﬁrst-time Metro Vancouver homebuyers attended the Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association seminar for ﬁrst-time purchasers last year.
this region, so the attendance is expected to be as many or greater than the 750 young people who attended the seminar last year," Simpson says. "Doors open at 6 p.m., allowing attendees ample time to view builder displays and other home-related products and services."
The presenting sponsor of the seminar is the Homeowner Protection Office Branch of BC Housing; several other corporate sponsors are also supporting the event. The event happens at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel from 7-9 p.m.; the hotel
has waived parking fees for the event. All participants are asked to bring a food item for the Surrey Food Bank. Register online at www.gvhba.org or call 778-565-4288; registration will be accepted via voicemail during non-business hours.
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Competition fierce in Richmond’s original men’s league Sports Editor These are the waning years of Doug Collins’ hockey career. The real competitive ones, at least. But he’s just one of many locals over the age of 35 who have found the Richmond Industrial Hockey League to be the perfect outlet to satisfy their competitive zeal. Before he laces ’em up for the last time in the RiIHL, the 53-year-old Collins would like to know he’s leaving with the league continuing to grow and prosper. “Our immediate goal is to expand (from the current ﬁve teams),” said Collins, the last of the original Cowboys and, for the last 10 years, president of the RIHL.
“The talent level has gone up and up in teh past few seasons.” - Don Taylor With expansion predicated to some degree on ice availability, the league has managed to acquire a Monday night slot for next season to add to its traditional 9:15 p.m. starts Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. However the competitive nature of the league, along with a minimum playing age of 35 (though teams are permitted to carry four young players), may be a bit a detriment, Collins said. He acknowledged the league may have to loosen the rules. “Teams reaching over-35 typically expect to start stepping down in calibre, but with the RIHL that’s not necessarily the case,” he said. “Our top teams probably could (compete with) Division 1 and certainly Division 2 teams in other leagues. That’s really the teams we are targeting. And age is not really a factor in a player’s ability. What is relevant is maturity. A lot of teams
of 35- to 40-year-olds are better hockey teams because of that, and what we want is players who are sportsmanlike and respectful.” RIHL rosters are full of such individuals, including veteran leaders like Collins, who has contributed seven points in 24 games this season for the third-place club. The Cowboys date back to the 1980s, formed by five May brothers and a number of their cousins and featuring a few friends—Collins among them. The team started out as an entry in a spring tournament at what is now Burnaby 8 Rinks. The following season they were encouraged by Ron Fontaine to play in the Sea Island recreation league, which morphed into the Seafair league. After the Seafair Arena closed and the league folded, the Cowboys spent a season in North Delta before entering the RIHL. Though the Cowboys have had their share of on-ice success, their efforts to give back to the community through various fundraisers have been equally rewarding to the players. Collins said it’s always been seen as important to give back. “I like to think we’re a good hockey team, and a winning one, but to be honest we probably a .500 club overall,” he said. “But what we have above some others is heart and a sense of community. Everyone in East Richmond knows who the Cowboys are, not because of hockey but who were are as individuals in the community. We like to have fundraisers from time to time and give back a little.” The May family still has a presence on the Cowboys, with original Cowboy Randy’s sons Derek and Cory current members of the team. Cory, 30, is the youngest player in the RIHL. Formed some 40 years ago, Richmond’s original men’s hockey league operated successfully with six teams for years. But it is now down to
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hockey. “With not many men’s hockey teams in the 1970s and 1980s there was a lack of ice time for men, so there wasn’t much going on,” he said. “I was also playing soccer to satisfy my competitive side.” Four weeks before the RIHL playoffs, the Blackhawks are in a battle for ﬁrst with the Raiders. After faltering for several games mid-season, the Hawks took two recent games from the Raiders by 5-0 and 3-1 scores. Veteran Hawks netminder Bobby Kohut earned ﬁrst-star status in these games as he duelled the Raiders keeper and league MVP Steve MacIntyre. The Blackhawks boast the RIHL’s top three scorers in Spencer Ward, Chad Wilson and Brad Swanson who play on the same line. All three
were top B.C. juniors in their youth years, with Swanson and Ward also former Sockeyes. The addition of Mike Harraguchi and Travis Taylor has added youth to the Cowboys’ lineup that also includes veteran Lawrence Bourke (20 points). The Stones and Guns are in a ﬁght for the fourth and ﬁnal playoff spot. The secondyear Stones are an industrious team powered by the offence of Wade Harrogate (28 points) and Trevor Mirosh (21 points), while the Guns are trying to battle through several injuries while relying on the goaltending of Rusty Mason. They won four RIHL playoff championships until the Blackhawks regained top spot last season. For more about the RIHL, visit www.rihl.ca.
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talent pool in the RIHL continues to increase. “The talent level has gone up and up in the past few seasons,” he said. “The Guns came in six years ago and were all young (all around 35 years old with many former Junior A and B stars) so teams had to revamp their lineups (attrition and recruiting) to compete. Now because of injuries the Guns have dropped to last place, while other teams have improved signiﬁcantly.” A positive atmosphere permeates through the Blackhawk dressing room where there’s always lots of laughter. The product of a winning spirit, Taylor suggests. Taylor, 55, and principal at a local elementary school, joined the Blackhawks at the invitation of some old hockey friends after enrolling his eldest son, Brad, in minor
ﬁve and ﬁnding teams in this age group who can play up to the high calibre is difﬁcult, says Blackhawks veteran Don Taylor. “Our league is successful,” said Taylor, “but precariously perched. The ﬁve teams are exceptionally good, so bringing in new teams is tough.” An original member of the Richmond Sockeyes Junior Hockey Club when it debuted in 1972, Taylor has been playing with the Blackhawks (the league’s longest-serving club) since it entered the RIHL in 1990. Leo Nicolaas, who joined in 1992, Bobby Riddell in 1993 and Dereck Hamada in 1997, are the other longest-serving Blackhawks, which features seven Sockeye alumni in all. Taylor likens the RIHL to the NHL during its original six era of the 1960s. And as with the NHL, prior to expansion, the
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It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Nancy on Friday, February 25th, 2011 at the age of 81. She is predeceased by her loving husband Fred. She is survived and deeply missed by her children, Noella, Michael, & Kevin, her many grandchildren & great grandchildren and “Tag”. Her loving nature, inner strength, humor, quick wit, and charm are just a few of many things that we will miss. She enjoyed long walks with Tag, reading, crossword puzzles and was an active member of the Alpha lota Sorority. Thanks to Nancy’s dearest friends, Betty & Donna for their friendship and support over the years. She was truly blessed to have you in her life. Sincerest & heartfelt thanks to the wonderful team at Mount Saint Joseph’s Hospital for the care & compassion they provided Nancy in her final days. A Celebration of Life to follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution in Nancy’s memory to the SPCA.
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Simpson, Hendry Carl 1920-2011 Hendry passed away peacefully at Richmond General on Wednesday morning, March 2, 2011 exactly one year to the day of the passing of Isabelle, his beloved wife of almost 55 years. He was also predeceased by his parents, James and Margaret Simpson, his sister Norma Davis, and his brothers Jim and John Simpson. He is survived by his children Janice O’Mara (Paul), Peter Simpson, Terry Propersi (Frank), his grandchildren, Brian, Kyle, Kate, and Jeffrey, and his nieces and nephews. Hendry grew up in Vancouver and was a veteran of World War II. Once married he and Isabelle moved to Richmond to raise their family. He worked for BC Hydro for over 40 years and in 1979 he retired. He spent the next 30 years golfing and traveling the world with Isabelle. He will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts. Special thanks to Dr. Wong, Dr. Li, and all the nursing staff of 3 North for the great care given to Hendry. A gathering to celebrate Hendry’s life will be held on Friday, March 11, 2011 at 1:30 pm at the Quilchena Golf & Country Club, 3551 Granville Avenue, Richmond, BC, V7C 1C8. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to a charity of your choice.
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It is with great sorrow that we announce Colin’s sudden passing. He leaves behind his father Moseley, siblings Byron and Arietha, uncles and aunts; Kenneth (Joan), Eileen (Norbert), Eulan (Rusty), Mayrose and many cousins in Trinidad, Canada and the U.S.A. He was predeceased by his mother Kathleen, grandmother & grandfather Nora and Ted Eckford. He also leaves behind Uncle Tim (Janet) & Tim’s son, Tyler, & Uncle Patrick (Dixie).
Colin was born in Kamloops and the family moved to Richmond at the age of 4. He attended Grauer Elem, J.N. Burnette and Richmond High. Colin also attended Kwantalen College and U.B.C. where he obtained his B.A. in 2003 and B. Ed in 2004. After graduation Colin taught summer school in West Van before teaching at St. John private school for the last 4 ½ years. As a youngster and teenager, Colin played soccer, ice hockey and baseball. He also did track and field in elementary school. He was a very talented and natural athlete. Colin travelled to Toronto, New York, Barbados and Trinidad andTobago with his family.
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He also enjoyed camping along the Washington and Oregon Coast. Recently, on behalf of his school he travelled to Singapore and Florida. With his friends Rick and Zayvin they started up Canada’s first independent beer tasting and education company (Just Here For The Beer). Colin poured almost as much time and dedication into the beer business as he did into his teaching. We would like to thank all family, friends and neighbours for their support. For details on the Celebration of his life, please go to Facebook pages Colin Jack, Just Here For The Beer or Rick Mohabir. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a scholarship fund we will be starting in Colin’s name.
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We offer an attractive comp. Package including competitive base salary/commission structure, company vehicle and 100% company paid benefits premiums More info at www.arpac.ca Submit resume via firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax at 604-940-4082 CUMMINS ISX ENGINE MECHANIC wanted for Langley Fleet Shop. P/T, F/T or weekend work. Fax resume to: 604-513-8004 or email: email@example.com ELECTRICAL ESTIMATOR / PROJECT MANAGER wanted to join our growing team with a local Vancouver Island progressive company. We are in the BC Industrial Power sector and are seeking the following: - Appropriate trade education in electrical engineering and/or construction - Min of 5 yrs exp electrical industrial power construction environment. Min 5 yrs proven first principles estimating exp. - High level of proficiency in MS Excel, MS Project and MS Word. Please submit resume & refs firstname.lastname@example.org
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1 & 2 Bdrm Apt Suites 3 Appliances, balcony, swimming pool, heat & hot water. Also 2 & 3 Bdrm Townhomes 6 Appliances Close to schools & stores. N/P.
Ocean Residences 11671 7th Avenue Condo-like bldg with great views a must see. Modern living, beaut grounds inclâ€™d ponds & fountains. Close to Steveston and markets; Many stes with ocean views. Indoor/outdoor pkg, lockers, party rm, fitness rm, sauna, outdoor pool, games rm, social rm, BBQ Area. Bach, 1 & 2 bdrm stes from $800. For more info & viewing call
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748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION ROOM AVAIL. in large house. in S. Richmond. $475 incl. shared kitchen, bath, lndry. & internet Avail. March 15 or Apr. 1. 604-722-7520.
4TH/GRANVILLE, G/L 2 bdrm, pri entry. $850 incl heat & hydro (no lndry). NP/NS. Suit single (couple rent neg). Refâ€™s. 604-244-7862 LANGLEY, 2/bdrm large bsmt suite. Private, quiet, gated farm setting. Close to town. Too many good things to list. N/S. Incl util. $980/mo. (604)230-2808 MCLENNAN AVE 2 Bdrm,1 livn, sep big kitch suite sep ent with 6 Appl. NS/NP Clean, Quiet & bkyard. Easy access to Hwys/bus/skytr. $999 incl Utlty/wireless internet. 604-214-7784 RICHMOND. 2/bdrm ground level suite in NEW HOUSE. Bright private entry, gated. ALL NEW APPLIANCES. own W/D. N/S, N/P. Avail April 1. $1100/mo. incl util/cable/net. 604-313-8555, 604-992-4091 RICHMOND, #2/Granville. 1 bdrm ste. Nr amenits. Mar. 15. $725 + 30% utils. Free WW net. NP/NS. 604-241-5676 or 604-805-8517. RICHMOND, #5/Cambie. 1 bdrm side suite, exc. cond. Pri. ent. Alarm. Nr all amenits. No laundry. N/S. N/P. $725 incl cable & utils. April 1. 604-277-2781 after 5 p.m. RICHMOND. #5/Cambie. 2 bdrm. $850/mo incls hydro, cable, net, no laundry. np/ns. Avail April 1. Suit mature. 604-276-2599 RICHMOND, LARGE 2 BDRM, 1200 sq/ft. Incls utilities. Avail. now. NP/NS. Phone 604-241-5884. RICHMOND NORTH. Newly renov. 1 bdrm suite. $850 utils & prkg. incl Nr SkyTrain. Quiet family neighbourhood. N/S. N/P. Avail now. Contact Amg 778-891-1588. RICHMOND, nr No. 4 Rd. 2 bdrm bsmt ste. Sep ent. $1000/mo. NS/NP. Incl utils. & wifi. In suite W/D. Nr school & bus stop. Avail now. 604-617-2536.
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4 RD/FRANCIS. Quiet 3 bdrm., 2 bath, all NEW kit., baths, appl., reno. N/P N/S. $1350. 604-716-1261 CAMBIE/NO. 5. Nice lg 3 bdrm, nr school/bus/shopping. $1150 + 60% util. Np/ns. Feb 15. 604-277-4194 RICHMOND. Brand new home, 2 bdrm ste, $1200. Also 1 bdrm + den, $950. All utils incl. NS/NP. Phone (604)241-7371. RICHMOND, New, 2 bdrm, 2 blks fr Save on Food, Terranova. $1,295 incl utils/cable. Call 604-220-1764
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2 BDRM DUPLEX, grnd flr, 7300 Lindsey Rd., Avail Apr 1. N/S, N/P. $1000/mo + utils. (604)275-1889. RICHMOND 3 Bd, 2 ba, 1/2 duplex, 4 appls, 5491 Blundell. Avail immed $1100/mo. Refâ€™s. (604)240-5322
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Call 604-830-4002 or 604-830-8246 Website www.aptrentals.net RICHMOND QUEENSGATE GARDENS Conveniently Located Close to schools & public transportation. Spacious 2 & 3 bdrm townhouses. 6 Applâ€™s., balcony, 2 car garage, 2 full baths, gas f/p. 1 Year lease required. No Pets. Professionally Managed by Colliers International Call 604-841-2665 STEVESTON Water view, Exec. new 2 bdrm + den, 3 bath, f/p, 7 appli, alarm, garage, balc, blinds. Nr all amen. $1950/mo. Ns/np. Quiet. Refâ€™s. 604-277-5677
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1997 DODGE CARAVAN 7 Passenger. Great condition $1600 obo. 604-369-4705. 2002 FORD F150 Lariat - 4x4, exc. cond. leather, new tires, local, 160K no accid., $8995obo / 778.861.8355
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1999 BUICK REGAL G.S. S. roof, leather + heat seats, low K. V6, $4900 obo. private. 604-593-5072 1999 FORD CONTOUR SVT 5/spd, full load, AirCared, new tires & brakes, $4300/obo. 604-272-3846. 2004 BUICK LASABRE. Loaded, estate sale, new tires/brakes. Private, $8900 obo. 778-565-1097.
821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1997 VW GOLF 5 spd, anti theft, heated seats, a/c, power roof, white 240K $2995 1(604)826-2864 2006 HONDA CIVIC 2 door, 5 spd manual, 80K, red, $6450 firm. Call: 604-538-9257. 2009 TOYOTA MATRIX 4/dr auto p/w, p/l, AC, cd player, 88K, silver. $9800. Call 604-825-9477.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: The Estate of ALEXANDER JAMES THOMSON, deceased, formerly of 9611 Bakerview Drive, Richmond, BC, V7A 2A2 Creditors and others having claims against the estate of ALEXANDER JAMES THOMSON, deceased, are hereby notified under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the undersigned Executor c/o Cohen Buchan Edwards LLP, Lawyers & Notaries, Suite 208 - 4940 No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC, V6X 3A5, on or before April 5, 2011, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice. DATED at Richmond, BC, this 28th day of February, 2011. K. BRUCE PANTON COHEN BUCHAN EDWARDS LLP Lawyers for MARIAN GRAY, Executor
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sports Sockeyes net league awards
Kicking it up
Richmond Sockeyes ﬁgure prominently in the Paciﬁc International Junior Hockey League regular-season awards announced Friday. Sebastien Pare was selected as the most improved player, while captain Patrick Hunter was honoured as the most inspiration player and Aaron Oakley best goaltender. Judd Lambert earned coach-of-the-year honours, while co-owner Doug Paterson was named the executive of the year.
Aaron Oakley was selected as the top goaltender in the PIJHL this season.
Bulldogs tops in elementary hoops The William Bridge Bulldogs Grade 7 girls’ basketball team is having a memorable season. They went undefeated in their sevengame regular season, outscoring the opposition 321-54. Then on Thursday they won a tournament put on by Hugh McRoberts Secondary School for Grade 7 teams in the Richmond School District. The Bulldogs won all three games in the round-robin and then defeated St. Joseph’s 26-21 in the ﬁnal of the
Striker Classic. The victory avenged a heartbreaking one-point loss to St. Joseph’s in last year’s ﬁnal (Bridge’s only loss last season). The Bulldogs’ Tia Tsang was MVP for this year’s tournament. Next up for the Bulldogs is a tournament at Matthrew McNair Secondary School March 8-10. The Bulldogs are coached by Mr. Emmanuel Adjei-Achampong, affectionately known as “Mr. A”.
Richmond Atoms 1-1 in Final Four Don Fennell photo Club Ireland outscored Lulu Island 2-1 last Friday in quarter-ﬁnal play in the Richmond Senior Soccer League’s Challenge Cup tournament.
After a 7-1 loss to Burnaby Winter Club in their Paciﬁc Coast Amateur Hockey Association Atom A Final Four playoff opener last weekend, Richmond A1
Blues tied Burnaby Winter Club A2 3-3. Richmond plays North Shore Winter Club this Saturday in the third of the six-game series.
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HUGE 120 X 70 CORNER LOT WEST OF NO.1 RD and only a minute to the dyke. Spotless and totally renovated 4 bedroom Cape Cod style family home with gourmet kitchen, all new appliances, gorgeous wood ﬂoors, new roof, new windows, and on. This cute home is ideal for a growing family with all levels of excellent schools and recreation within walking distance. Hold for investment or build among the other dream homes in the area. This West Richmond location is convenient to everything. By appointment only.
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Visit our website to check out and register for hundreds of parks, recreation and cultural programs.
Kudos is a weekly feature showcasing announcements, achievements and good deeds happening around town. E-mail submissions to news@ richmond review.com
Richmond Review editor Bhreandáin Clugston dropped by Charlotte Sakaki’s Grade 4 class to read a story during Cornerstone Christian Academy Read In. Every student and teacher came to school dressed as a favourite storybook character. The teachers performed If Only I Had a Green Nose by Max Lucado – with students’ artwork incorporated into the backdrops.
Alex Venetis, Stefﬁ Chua and Joseph Choi collected more than 3,500 books at Lansdowne Centre in Richmond on Feb. 26 to beneﬁt the Salvation Army’s Family Support Services. The three Simon Fraser University students founded The BIG Book Drive to give low-income families and children access to books so that they could gain the literacy skills to succeed.
Canada Asia Paciﬁc Business Association held a Chinese New Year dinner on Feb. 22 at Shiang Gardens Restaurant with more than 200 attendants. Provincial MLAs Linda Reid, Rob Howard and Harry Bloy attended amongst other dignitaries including Coun. Bill McNulty and Shugen Liang, General Consul of the Consulate of Peoples Republic of China in Vancouver.
Ongoing Kids Programs Available
Coun. Bill McNulty, exhibition chair Amanda Peters and Steveston-London Secondary School art teacher Sid Akselrod were at the opening of the second annual Student Art Exhibition held at the Artisans’ Galleria in Richmond on Feb. 26. There were prizes for one winner, best overall, in each of the two categories, grades 8 – 10 and 11 – 12, courtesy of Opus Framing and Art Supplies. Kitty Man was the winner in Grades 8 – 10 and Tess MacIntyre for Grades 11 – 12. The exhibition runs to March 13, 2011, at the Artisans’ Galleria located in Garden City Shopping Centre.
Jonathan Cruz photo RE/MAX Westcoast realtor Fred Brome has been awarded a “Life Membership” in the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver. The “Life Membership” designation is awarded to members of the Board who have achieved the Medallion Club status for 20 years. In the history of the board only 108 members have the distinction of being Life Members. “It is virtually unprecedented that Mr. Brome achieved the Medallion Club status in 20 consecutive years to earn his induction into the Life Membership” said Tomoko Sato of REBGV member services.
Craig Reaume has landed as the new general manager at The Fairmont Vancouver Airport and proudly returns to British Columbia. He transfered from Toronto’s Fairmont Royal York, where he was the former hotel manager, and replaces general manager Dan McGowan, who now oversees The Fairmont Palliser in Calgary.
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