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Richmond Christian students raise $62,877 following 30 Hour Famine
by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter
Canada votes on Monday
Matthew Hoekstra photo Fyonna Laddaran, Rebekah Savill and Clara Wong (front row), celebrate with Richmond Christian School Grade 5 classmates Nadine Plett, Joshua Louie and Ryan Leung (back row) after helping raise $62,877 for World Vision. See story, page 5.
The B.C. Environmental Assessment Ofﬁce has suspended a review of a controversial jet fuel pipeline at the request of the project’s director. The review was shelved Thursday for up to 120 days to allow the Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation to explore an alternate route for the 15-kilometre pipeline. “The city said we should look at Highway 99 as a potential route for the pipeline and we are listening,” said project director Adrian Pollard in a statement. “We are planning to meet next month with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to explore this option. It is still very early days though.” The corporation, a consortium of airlines, had planned to use the No. 5 Road and Shell Road corridors to link a new Riverport marine terminal with the airport. Pollard made the request for a four-month break Tuesday, a day after some residents announced they had formed a citizens’ group to oppose the plan. The Vancouver Airport Pipeline Opposition for Richmond group, or VAPOR, called on provincial ofﬁcials to scrap the plan, saying it puts the environment, Fraser River and health of residents at risk. Group spokesperson Carol Day said routing the pipeline along Highway 99 is an acceptable alternative—if it continues all the way to the Cherry Point Reﬁnery in Washington State, where some of the airport’s fuel is trucked in from each day. “The biggest problem with this entire proposal is the fact that a marine terminal on the Fraser River is too much of a risk for people, animals, the river and the estuary. That’s really the No. 1 issue.” Richmond East MLA Linda Reid, a vocal opponent of the project, called it “excellent news.” “I am delighted the project is standing down. The notion that they would still consider the South Arm and just want to reroute the pipeline is not the issue for me. The risk to the river is still too great. I do not support that kind of activity in the South Arm of the Fraser River,” she said. Richmond city council has since passed a resolution saying it would rather see the existing pipeline upgraded—if necessary—or that jet fuel be barged directly to Sea Island.
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Green candidate Michael Wolfe and Conservative Alice Wong at last week’s allcandidates debate.
Canadians go to the polls on Monday. In the riding of Richmond, Conservative MP Alice Wong, Liberal and former MP Joe Peschisolido, New Democrat Dale Jackaman and Green Michael Wolfe are running. Wong won by more than 8,000 votes in 2008, but the Liberals won the two previous campaigns. All four candidates have run before in the riding. In Delta-Richmond East, longtime MP John Cummins is not seeking reelection and has made the move to provincial politics. Conservative Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Liberal Alan Beesley, New Democrat Nic Slater, Green candidate Duane Laird, independent John Shavluk and Libertarian Jeff Monds are running. Cummins, a Conservative, had been MP since 1993. For more on who is running, see page 3. The Richmond Review will be covering the election live online at www. richmondreview.com on Monday night.
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Richmond Celebrates Asian Heritage Month Come out and celebrate Richmond’s multicultural community by taking part in Asian Heritage Month activities. In Richmond and across the country, the Government of Canada has designated the month of May as Asian Heritage Month. Together, the City and community groups will celebrate Pan-Asian arts and culture, and explore Asian heritage and traditions.
May 2011 Homage to the Heart, an Exhibition by Artist Brenda Joy Lem April 15 - June 12 Richmond Art Gallery, 7700 Minoru Gate Admission by donation This body of work addresses themes of memory, oral history, spirituality, and “the enduring heart,” as the artist explores her family history and the threads that connect generations. Lem recounts fragments from the history of her family’s immigration from China and the hand-laundry business they operated in the 1930s, layered over family and archival images. As with all early Chinese immigrants, Lem’s grandparents came through the Victoria/ Vancouver port when they arrived in Canada over 100 years ago, and that history will create a basic context for the installation at Richmond. The exhibition will include multi media work; silkscreen prints, digital video projections, and a sound installation.
Doors Open Richmond 2011 Saturday May 7 - Sunday May 8 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Various locations around Richmond Free Explore Richmond’s arts, cultural and heritage diversity at various sites throughout Richmond. Over 40 locations are featured including places of worship, Richmond City Hall, green spaces, art galleries, artist studios, museums and heritage sites. With locations located throughout Richmond, visitors can plan their route based on geography, special interest or just their curiosity. For more information, Call 604-2478300 or visit www.richmond.ca/ doorsopen
Imaginary Enclave, A Richmond Doors Open and Asian Heritage Month Celebration Saturday May 7 6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate Admission by ticket only, available at the front desk at or 604-247-8300.
Join us for an evening of refreshments and live performances, including:
Bioboxes A collection of short, bilingual one-person shows for one person audiences that take place in a very intimate theatre: a box worn on the actor’s shoulders.
Jim Wong Chu In connection to The Richmond Art Gallery’s Brenda Joy Lem exhibits, Homage to the Heart, local writer and storyteller Jim Wong-Chu shares stories and poems reÀecting personal and historical events from Chinese-Canadian history in BC.
Cinevolution Media Witness the Museum’s The Cutting Edge: A History of Technology And Richmond exhibition brought to life through Cinevolution Media magic.
Sachiyo Takahashi A new style of live performance using a video camera, the worlds smallest stage and small actors “¿gures” . The good old days of picture-story shows but with a modern technological twist.
Musical Expressions Featuring Richmond’s Cherelle and Rachel Chatoor.
Asian Heritage Fair Saturday May 7 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Richmond Chinese Community Society, 208, 8171 Park Road* Free admission Richmond Chinese Community Society RCCS and 'oors Open Richmond 2011 present A unique event to celebrate the diverse culture and achievements of Chinese Canadians who play a vital role in the unique and multicultural mosaic of Canada and will feature cultural booths, performance and Chinese Canadian History Workshops. For more information please call 604-270-7222. * Please note this venue is NOT wheelchair accessible
Drum For The World! Intercultural 'rumming With 'rum Syndicate Sunday May 8 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate All ages; Free admission, First Come First Served. 'rum Syndicate presents a hands on intercultural drumming experience. Choose from one of two exciting and innovative drumming workshops where you can try out all sorts of percussion instruments. Open to the expert and the ¿rst timer alike. 'rum Syndicate is a world percussion trio that invite you to join in the excitement. Playing highenergy traditional music from around the world 'rum Syndicate bring percussive heat to anywhere they play! For more details telephone Alan Hill at 604-276-4391 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Award Winning Literature For Asian Heritage Month Wednesday May 11 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. City of Richmond Council Chambers, 6911 No. 3 Road All ages; Free admission The City of Richmond welcomes you to an evening with award winning novelist Gurjinder Basran Winner of the Search for the Great B.C. Novel Contest and ¿nalist for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. Hear her read excerpts from her novel Everything was Good-bye, published by Mother Tongue Publishing. Everything Was Good-bye centers around Meena, a young Indo Canadian woman growing up in the lower mainland of British Columbia and traces her life as she struggles to assert her independence in a Punjabi community. Raised by her tradition bound widowed mother, Meena knows the freedoms of her Canadian peers can never be hers, but unlike her sisters, she is reluctant to submit to a life that is de¿ned by a suitable marriage. Though a narrative moving between race and culture, it is ultimately a story of love, loss and self acceptance amidst shifting cultural ideals.
For more information about Asian Heritage Month, please contact 604-276-4391 or visit the City website at www.richmond.ca/events.
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Saturday May 14 and Sunday May 15 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate All ages; Free admission World Poetry and the City of Richmond proudly present intercultural poetry and performance from Asia and around the World. BC First Nations welcome by Roberta Price. Hosts: Ariadne Sawyer and Alejandro Mujica-Olea & World Poetry Committee. Enjoy music and dance, youth panel, paper presentations, readings by International poets and local poetry groups. www.worldpoetry.ca 604-526-4729
Monday May 30 & Tuesday May 31 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Garrett Wellness Centre, 7504 Chelsea Place Free admission The City of Richmond and the Richmond Food Security Society present Master Chef Mr. Ian Lai in a demonstration of healthy, fun, affordable and locally sourced Asian inspired cooking. A cooking demonstration that will inspire you to create fresh and tasty food from the best Richmond and Lower Mainland ingredients. Choices of two sessions are available on a ¿rst come ¿rst served basis. Places must be booked in advance. Email Arzeena Hamir at email@example.com or call 604-727-9728.
Public Dialogue: Can Asian Food Choices Become Part of the Local Food System? Tuesday May 24 7:00 p.m. Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate All ages; Free admission Richmond Food Security Society and the City of Richmond present an interactive dialogue, featuring panel member Claudia Li, exploring the role of Asian food in making sure we have sustainable, healthy, locally produced food for all in Richmond. This event will showcase the work of respected local artist Bard Suen. For more information email Arzeena Hamir at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-727-9728.
Traditional Chinese Opera Performance Saturday May 28 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Minoru Place Activity Centre, 7660 Minoru Gate All ages; Free for seniors over 65 & members of Minoru Seniors Centre Richmond Chinese Community Society RCCS in Partnership Minoru Seniors Society present a showcase of traditional Chinese Opera. For more information call 604-270-7222.
Illustrated Talk “Historical Chinatowns of Peru, Calcutta and Mexico” Tuesday May 31 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. City of Richmond Council Chambers, 6911 No. 3 Road All ages; Free admission Join cultural historian Judy Lam Maxwell to explore the world of pioneer Chinatowns. An illustrated talk with ¿lm and photographic clips explore transnational Chinese identities and the surprising hidden histories of Chinese immigration. To book a place on a ¿rst come ¿rst served basis, call Alan Hill at 604-276-4391 For more information about Asian Heritage Month, please call 604-276-4391 or email email@example.com
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Election 2011: Canada goes to the polls Monday. The Richmond Review talks to the candidates in each riding
Richmond candidates: Why should voters elect you? Four candidates are running for office in Richmond. We asked each of them “Why should voters elect you as MP?” Alice Wong, Conservative Incumbent Alice Wong, 62, first tried her hand at politics in 2000, running for the Canadian Alliance in Vancouver. She lost, but returned again in 2008—this time in Richmond—winning with 49.8 per cent of the vote. Wong holds a doctorate in curriculum and instruction, and before entering politics managed interna- ALICE WONG tional programs at what is now Kwantlen Polytechnic University. An immigrant from Hong Kong, Wong served as Parliamentary Secretary for Multiculturalism in the last Parliament. “Why vote for me? Results. My team has handled almost 1,000 constituent cases. And we’ve worked with a wide range of officials to ensure that Richmond receives federal funding for projects like roads, buildings, and infrastructure. Results. “Under the leadership of Stephen Harper we have successfully navigated through the toughest global recession in
recent history, while keeping taxes low, and maintaining our social safety net. We’ve also taken a tough stand on crime and illegal immigration, and supported our armed forces. Results. “This election represents a clear choice between tax-and-spend policies, and a Conservative government committed to fiscal responsibility and job creation. I have proven myself where it counts—in Richmond.”
Joe Peschisolido, Liberal Joe Peschisolido, 47, is a familiar face in Richmond, having begun campaigning 18 months ago after winning his party’s nomination over former MP Raymond Chan. Peschisolido won the Richmond seat in 2000 with the Canadian Alliance Party. He later switched his allegiance to the Liberal party, something not all voters have JOE forgiven him for, accordPESCHISOLIDO ing to a richmondreview. com poll. Peschisolido is a lawyer and 11-year resident of the riding. “If elected your member of Parliament for Richmond I will be a strong, vocal advocate for local issues in Ottawa. I will fight the YVR Jet Fuel Pipeline and do everything in my power to see the $29.6 million Garden City Land monies returned
to our city. “I will work towards real investments in affordable housing, the arts, pensions, family care, and education. I will defend universal public healthcare and support the long gun registry and the oil tanker ban along B.C.’s northern coast. I will work towards a balanced budget. Your local member of Parliament matters.”
Dale Jackaman, NDP Dale Jackaman, 54, finished third in the last election with 5,059 votes. A businessman who operates Amuleta Computer Security, Jackaman focused his energy in 2008 on attacking the Conservatives. This is his third federal campaign, and he says the Conservatives still can’t be trusted. “If elected I will provide DALE leadership you can trust in JACKAMAN Richmond, and work to fix what’s broken in Ottawa. New Democrats will take practical steps to: strengthen pensions so seniors can live in dignity; train and hire more doctors and nurses; boost job creation and support small businesses; make life more affordable for your family; advance a national affordable housing strategy; protect wild salmon and sensitive fisheries habitat; and oppose Stephen Harper’s unfair HST.
“Who do you trust to deliver results for you and your family? You can replace Stephen Harper with a prime minister who will fight for you. Jack Layton and I won’t stop until the job is done.”
Michael Wolfe, Green Michael Wolfe, 29, is a teacher in Richmond, currently serving as teacherconsultant in sustainability for the district. He’s previously run for every political seat in his riding. The Garden City lands prompted Wolfe to first try earning a political seat, and preserving the agricultural land is still his chief concern. MICHAEL “I am a different voice, WOLFE here to lead us to a livable world, now and for our children and their children. After 29 years and six election campaigns in Richmond, my political will and leadership has deep roots with a positive vision and down-to-earth solutions. As the ﬁrst Green party MP in Canada, we will make history and set our region apart to harness our unique diversities by educating the world about the ‘best practices’ to shrink the gap between the rich and poor and raise the standard of living, while strengthening our health, neighbourhoods, economy and environmental laws.”
A look at Delta-Richmond East candidates Six candidates are running in Delta-Richmond East. We asked them: “A measure of the strength of a political representative can be gauged by the causes they champion. If you were to write a private member’s bill, what would it be?” Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Conservative Kerry-Lynne Findlay, 55, is a lawyer who lives in Vancouver and a longtime member of the federal Conservative party, but was previously a Liberal. A mother of four, Findlay unsuccessfully ran in VancouverQuadra in 2000 for the Canadian Alliance. In 2005 KERRY-LYNNE she sought the FINDLAY Conservative nomination in Richmond but lost to Darrel Reid. While originally losing the nomination this time around, she was anointed the candidate after the party threw out Dale Saip for past financial issues. “I have been a court reform and access to justice advocate throughout my 30 year law career. A private member’s bill is not necessary when you
agree with your Party’s wellconsidered and well thought out policies. A Conservative majority would champion the rights of victims of crime, particularly our most vulnerable elderly when subjected to fraud, neglect and violence. As a mother of four, the security and protection of families and children is always uppermost in my mind, and we must continue to emphasize public safety through clear legislative objectives. For me, these are not just national issues, but very local issues.”
Alan Beesley, Liberal Alan Beesley, 48, is trying to outdo his party’s 2008 showing in the riding, where Liberals only earned 22 per cent of the vote. A Vancouver resident and former corporate and commercial lawyer, Beesley owns the Tofino Fish Company, a Vancouver Island-based plant that manufactures ice for the commercial ALAN BE fishing industry. Beesley joined the Liberal party in 1984, and since then has worked behind the scenes on campaigns, including Michael Ignatieff ’s successful leadership bid. “The measure of a society can be taken by the manner in which it treats its most vulner-
able. I would propose a bill to further assist those people with special needs and give additional assistance to those families with children with special needs and disabilities. A great society takes care of all of its people. Canada is a great society. I am proud to be part of it.”
Nic Slater, NDP Nic Slater, 55, is hoping to give the NDP a better showing in a long-held conservative riding. In 2008 the party got 14 per cent of the local vote. The loss of farmland prompted Slater to run. A Ladner resident since 2002, Slater is a businessman who grew up in Montreal and moved to Whistler in 1979, where he was a longtime member of a search and rescue team, and twice worked on Whistler Mayor Ken Melamed’s campaign. “I am running to be your MP to be a strong local representative for the residents of DeltaRichmond East. Our community NIC SLATER must be heard in decisions affecting our lives. My first private member’s bill would encourage more “open government”. It would be based on the initiative implemented by U.S. President Barack Obama—my private member’s bill would advance the values of transparency, participation and collaboration. As I
have said throughout this campaign too many decisions are being made by non-accountable agencies—any agency created by the federal government like the harbour authorities or the airport authority would have to function according to those principles. With the Internet and social media tools there is no excuse not to encourage citizens to participate in the decisions which affect their lives.”
Duane Laird, Green Party Duane Laird, 53, is hoping to make inroads for the Green party, which only managed to secure 7.8 per cent of the vote in 2008. Laird is a 19-year Ladner resident who ran unsuccessfully in two provincial elections, manages a small apartment building and owns a cargo bicycle DUANE LAIRD company. The Greens have yet to win a seat in Ottawa. “2.1 billion litres of bottled water was consumed by Canadians in 2006. Each of the bottles is created from oil, with a lifespan of 1,000 years in a landfill. Enough oil is used in the manufacture of the bottles to power 75,000 cars for a year. To manufacture, clean and bottle one litre of water requires three litres of water.
“My private member’s bill would levy a significant tax on bottled water. Ninety per cent of that tax would fund the beleaguered municipal and First Nations water treatment systems across Canada, 10 per cent would be used to dig wells in Africa.”
John Shavluk, Independent “As Canada’s population ages and/or as disease reaches a large portion of the population with deadly consequences. With court ruling not reflecting the reality in Canada. I stand to bring about a discussion and possible resolution to the issue of a guaranteed ‘right to die with dignity’ in Canada. The current model does not support safely and lawfully ending one’s own life without leaving one’s own country. This is wrong. Like other victimless crime we currently have, we place no weight on fairness, liberty, or freedom to choose. It is time we elected for this purpose address this very important issue.”
Jeff Monds, Libertarian Jeff Monds is a Vancouver resident who has previously ran for the Libertarian Party of Canada in Vancouver and Pitt MeadowsMaple Ridge-Mission. He was not able to respond by The Richmond Review’s Friday morning press deadline.
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Students starve to raise $63,000 Better Grades Happier Kids Richmond Christian School students encouraged by Canucks star Dan Hamhuis by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter The Vancouver Canucks were in the midst of their historic drive for the Presidents’ Trophy, but Dan Hamhuis made time to meet with some of his youngest fans. The six-foot-one Canucks defenceman visited Richmond Christian School’s Grade 3 students to encourage them in a drive of their own—raising money for families in poverty. On Friday, students at the school’s elementary campus had smiles as wide as Manny Malholtra on trophy day, as the ﬁnal tally of students’ fundraising efforts was revealed: $62,877. Since 2005, the school has raised approximately $300,000 in the 30 Hour Famine, a program of World Vision Canada that directs money to food, water, education and child protection projects to developing nations around the world. “Richmond Christian stands out as this shining star, and it gives you hope in youth—they get it. When they get on board and get passionate about something, they’ll do whatever it takes,” said Eva Harden of World Vision Canada. During the 30 Hour Famine—which took place last month—students raise money and experience hunger by fasting for 30 hours. Younger students participate by eating only white rice for lunch. The school’s elementary campus alone—up to Grade 5—raised $34,127. “As a community, we hope the students can see
that one person’s gift when joined with others can make a world of difference in people’s lives a world away,” said principal Darlene Neufeld. “It has been very rewarding and our students look forward to it every year.” Grade 5 teacher and organizer Kim Fedoruk said visits from World Vision staff and year-long teaching about the choices some families are forced to make impact the students. Her class of 22 students alone raised $4,500 this year. “From kindergarten on they get a lot of exposure to wanting to be generous and helping others,” said Fedoruk. The global fundraiser started 40 years ago. This year, over 60,000 Canadian youth are expected to participate. Last year participants raised $4.65 million in Canada alone. Top fundraisers at each of the school’s three campuses were also treated to a special meet-and-greet with the Canucks star Hamhuis, who also participated in the event growing up in Smithers. Said World Vision’s Harden: “He was just so touched by these kids and what they did.”
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EDITORIAL: Back at the polls again
ell here we go again. For the fourth time in seven years, Canadians are going to the
The big questions heading into Monday’s vote are will the Conservatives get a majority and will the New Democrats have a major breakthrough? In Richmond, voters have a choice of four familiar faces. Conservative MP Alice Wong, Liberal (and former MP) Joe Peschisolido, New Democrat Dale Jackaman and Green Michael Wolfe. While we’re not ones to endorse people, we’ll make a few observations. If you are a party partisan, none of the candidates will disappoint. Alice Wong is the favourite to win. She beat the incumbent Liberal MP by more than 8,000 votes in 2008. She also managed to attract the votes of moderate conservatives, who weren’t all fully on board with the Conservatives the previous two campaigns. She’s only been a MP for two years, the ﬁrst part of which came with a steep learning curve, so it’s hard to fully assess her. Joe Peschisolido served as Richmond MP from 2000 to 2004. He was a hard-working MP, particularly when dealing with constituents, but he’s more remembered for crossing the ﬂoor from the Conservative-precursor Canadian Alliance to the Liberals. Considering he was elected on a feeling of Western alienation towards the Liberals, that move angered voters across the political spectrum. Do those same voters still hold a grudge against him? Most Liberals seem to be behind him, but there are still those who are unforgiving. And with Liberal support ﬂat, particularly in B.C., retaking Richmond will be a tough battle for the party. But never count out Peschisolido. In the past, he’s been proven to be effective at getting out the vote. Despite not having the support of the local riding association, he narrowly lost the 2004 nomination to party favourite Raymond Chan. He beat Chan for the nomination following the 2008 election. One other factor that could impact the Liberal share of the vote is the rising popularity of NDP
Alan Beesley at a recent all-candidates debate.
leader Jack Layton. The NDP managed 11 per cent of the vote with Dale Jackaman in 2008, the third worst showing for the party in B.C. However, Jackaman is a political moderate and is less likely to scare socialistphobes. The NDP will do much better this time round, but at whose expense? Over in Delta-Richmond East, it’s the battle of the Vancouver lawyers. Kerry-Lynne Findlay is the Conservative candidate. She was an impressive candidate for the Canadian Alliance in the 2000 election in Vancouver Quadra, but lost to the Liberals. She also unsuccessfully sought the Conservative nomination for Richmond for the 2006 campaign. Alan Beesley is running for the Liberals. Like Findlay, he’s a Vancouver resident and has worked as a lawyer.
The riding (and its predecessor, Delta-South Richmond) has been a Conservative/Reform/ Canadian Alliance stronghold since John Cummins was ﬁrst elected there in 1993. The Conservatives are likely to win again, though there has been some intrigue. Dale Saip, a school trustee and well-known community ﬁgure in Delta, won the nomination but was stripped of it after someone dropped off court records of his past bankruptcy to several newspapers. Saip says he told the party about it ahead of time. Findlay was appointed in his place. Turns out she ﬁled for bankruptcy too. NDP candidate Nic Slater is from Delta as is Green candidate Duane Laird. Being local candidates, they are bound to increase their party’s vote share this time around. There’s lots of options this election, so don’t forget to vote on Monday.
Pay attention to how you get your food
Shades of Green Arzeena Hamir
s a new wave of university graduates enter the job market, I’ve spent the last few weeks speaking to a number of them about my job. I love my job and I’m grateful for the ability to work in and for the food system. I work fairly independently, as a contract employee, but the ability to set my own
hours around my family schedule makes up for some of the downsides of not have a full-time, nine-to-five job. However, not everyone has the luxury of choosing their hours, let alone the conditions they work in. And, as the growing season progresses, my attention is drawn to the men and women who help put food on our tables. Our farmers, and especially our farm workers, often face long hours and low wages in order to put affordable food on our tables. I was initially under the impression that the majority of our farm workers were new immigrants, primarily Punjabi. I had no idea that B.C. “hosts” over 45,000 temporary farm workers who come to us from Mexico, Guatemala & Jamaica. I use the term “host” very loosely. A
host would normally see that their guests are well taken care of but, it seems, that is not the case in Canada. Migrant farm workers, due to the fact that they are only given temporary status when they come to Canada, are exposed to a number of exploitive practices. How would you like to pay EI benefits but never be eligible for them? They often have to pay recruiters large sums of money in order to apply to come to Canada and once they’re here, they can’t complain about working conditions because they risk the threat of permanent deportation. Additionally, migrant farm workers are often asked to work long hours, without overtime pay. They are excluded from BC’s Medical Services Plan and often lack
access to health care if they do ever get hurt. And while the number of migrant farm workers has increased exponentially since 2001, the number of inspections done by WorkSafe BC has dropped by 73 per cent. Migrant farm workers are often asked to do jobs without full training (especially in their native language) and access to safety equipment. Spraying pesticides is often cited as the least desirable job on farms. A recent study conducted at the University of California, Berkeley, found that adults exposed to pesticides had children with lower than average IQs and cognitive development. Are we asking migrant farm workers to sacrifice both their health and that of their children so that we can produce food that
is blemish-free? There is obviously a huge shortage of farm workers. I guess pay and working conditions are two of the biggest barriers that prevent unemployed Canadians from filling these jobs. But if we aren’t willing to work under these conditions, why do we expect others to do so? This summer, as you bite into a fresh peach or eat your local blueberries, ask yourself what it cost to bring this to your table, not just monetarily, but in human sacrifice. I hope you, like me, would be willing to pay more if it meant we weren’t exploiting others in order to give us cheap food. Arzeena Hamir is co-ordinator of the Richmond Food Security Society. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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A little superstition
hen things go bad, blame it on the underwear...
OK, I have to apologise. Iâ€™m so sorry for the bad weather weâ€™ve been having the last two weeks. Less than two hours after I typed my last Review column where I gushed about the end of winter, how warm it was, and the beautiful sunshine that we were experiencing, it started to rain, then hail, then snow. There were trafďŹ c snarls and those pretty ďŹ‚owers froze. People stopped me in the streets and asked, â€œwhat the heck happened to that great weather you wrote about, Phillpotts?â€? I have this nagging suspicion it was my fault. Despite knowing that an insigniďŹ cant Richmondite has no control over things like Arctic fronts, precipitation, and global warming, I just know it was my doing. If I hadnâ€™t so publically gushed about the weather, weâ€™d all be wearing ďŹ‚ip ďŹ‚ops and shorts right now. I call it egotistic superstition. Now before you can start mocking my selfcentredness and my sanity letâ€™s just consider the Stanley Cups playoffs. How many superstitions do you know surrounding the Canucks? My sister refuses to wear her Canucks jersey on the day of a game. Some people donâ€™t wash their jerseys for the entire series. Iâ€™ve heard of men refusing to shave. Others refuse to watch games, worried that if they do, the â€™Nucks will lose. This is crazy stuff but common enough. Humans are superstitious creatures and the more they care, the more they unearth crazy superstitions. Ever have a lucky pen for an exam? Ever wear lucky underwear? Ever rescue a spider hoping for sunshine on an important weekend? Our Canuck superstitions and my weather craziness is just a common human trait. Strangely enough,
china cup. And I promise I wonâ€™t watch the Canucks game. 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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Reminds me of the tall ship festival fumbles and the big spenders are now trying for a third. Total cost to the taxpayer—close to another $2 million. Slow learners? Evelina Halsey-Brandt and Ken Johnston recently were quoted as being concerned about the percentage increase in property taxes this year. Well, perhaps they would like to start showing some respect for the taxpayer by rejecting this requested budget increase but I know I’m living in a dream world. L. B. Black Richmond
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Editor: To all the election candidates, I salute you. It takes some effort to present your ideas in letters to the editor or commentary columns. But it takes courage to defend your ideas under close scrutiny in public. I admire your decisions to take a slice out of your life to represent us in the House of Commons. Flying back and forth between Ottawa and home every week cannot be easy for anyone’s sanity and family/social life. Sometimes I feel as if I can’t even ﬁnd time to go to the polling station. I thank you for volunteering to make important decisions for me by forging difﬁcult compromises with other MPs who represent other Canadians’ opinions. I am always tempted to avoid making hard decisions when the options are limited, like not voting for anyone when I ﬁnd no candidates share the exact same opinions as mine. Finally, I am grateful to you and your political parties by campaigning without inciting hatred or violence by appealing to my prejudices and fears. So on Monday, I will do my part and choose someone that I may not entirely agree with, to act on my behalf on how to run this country. M. de Lemos Richmond
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letters Changes on the dyke
ﬁnally been released to development. I’m sure Mr.
Steves had good reasons for doing this, and we’d
like to thank him for holding out as long as
he did, but we’re going to miss that rare bit of
undeveloped land along the dyke.
Andy Fielding Steveston
Editor: Like most of Richmond, I admire Councillor Harold Steves and all he has done to preserve farmland and other natural resources on our island (“Longtime councillor to be roasted and toasted,” April 16). On a recent walk along the Richmond dyke, my family and I were surprised to see that much of the famously-preserved farmland adjacent to Mr. Steves’ home had
YOUR LOCAL Member of Parliament MATTERS Joe has demanded an immediate halt to the proposed Jet Fuel Pipeline. The current review process does not consider alternatives and does not provide enough time for Richmond residents to be fully engaged. Joe demands a complete independent federal review to conduct a full risk assessment regarding societal, environmental and quality of life issues for Richmond. Alice Wong has been silent. Why?
Garden City Lands: As your Member of Parliament, Joe will ﬁght to make sure the $29.6 million taken by the Harper Government from the people of Richmond is returned in full. Joe will work with our municipal partners to advocate for an urban park for Richmond residents. Alice Wong did not ﬁght for your money. Why?
Fiscally Responsible by:
✓ Strengthening our economy by helping to create the jobs of the future ✓ Eliminating the deﬁcit by balancing budgets ✓ Canceling Harper’s additional $6 billion corporate tax cuts ✓ Canceling Harper’s $30 Billion ﬁghter jets contract ordered without a competitive bid ✓ Canceling Harper’s $13 billion plan for mega-jails
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Joe Alice Peschisolido Wong Against ✓ Supporting the oil tanker ✓ For ban along BC’s northern coast Against ✓ Combating climate ✓ For change by implementing a cap and trade system Against ✓ Supporting a national ✓ For affordable housing strategy at $550 Million Against ✓ Doubling our investment ✓ For in the Arts to $360 Million Against ✓ Maintaining the Long ✓ For Gun Registry Against ✓ Re-instating the Long ✓ For Form Census
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letters Donâ€™t support those who support the seal hunt Editor: Voter apathy is often driven by the belief that the people you vote for will ignore you once they get into office. The people of Richmond are proud to be the first city to ban the sale of puppies at stores in the fight against puppy mills because we donâ€™t support cruelty to animals. Sadly, the Conservatives, represented in Richmond by MP Alice Wong, have come out supporting the seal â€œhuntâ€? for fur fashion.
To call it a â€œhuntâ€? is a disservice to real huntersâ€”clubbing a helpless animal for fur and wasting the meat is not hunting. Itâ€™s cruelty, plain and simple. It does not support aboriginal people (no Inuits are involved), it is unsustainable (economically and environmentally) and it gives our tax money to corporations, some that donâ€™t even reside in Canada. Twenty-seven countries in the European Union and even the United States have banned sea
pelts calling it inhumane. I will not be voting for Ms. Wong because she listens to Prime Minister Stephen Harper before she listens to the people who voted her in. Toeing the party line has become more important than listening to your constituents while leading with your heart. Please vote on May 2 but more importantly, get informed about the candidates and get involved! Bao Quoc Nguyen Richmond
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Editor: I donâ€™t understand the opposition to the new pipeline. Common sense says that a short run up the Fraser and a 15-kilometre new technology pipeline, is better and safer than the old system. The old system runs tankers past Richmond, through West Van and Vancouver and then puts the oil into a 50 year old 40-km pipeline through Burnaby and Richmond. In addition, the new system eliminates trucked oil, which is the most unsafe method of transfer. Bob Garnett Richmond
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New homes and jet fuel not the best mix Editor: Richmond city council recently granted Legacy Park a building permit to construct another residential building at the Riverport–Waterstone Pier complex on the edge of the Fraser River. An early phase of high density housing was built there and many of the residents are now very concerned that the Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation has proposed the development of a port terminal for the transfer of jet fuel into giant storage tanks just upstream of this housing complex. This new industrial development could endanger their property and lives. The VAFFC and other levels of government seem to not care that Richmond zoned the downstream area for high density housing and that is totally incompatible with a facility that will have spills of jet fuel onto the river that ﬂows past this housing complex’s front doors and the facility and pipeline could be the source of a devastating ﬁre. Richmond council was at fault for zoning housing in what they knew would be a heavy industrial area. Unfortunately it was a matter of developers again driving zoning in Richmond. Since much of the land in the area is federally owned Richmond will have little say over any development in the area. However, council’s zoning of housing and the building of the
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saluting heroes Officers honoured for saving suicidal man by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter It was the summer of 2010 when Const. Vanessa Christopherson was called to the Arthur Laing Bridge to investigate a suicide attempt. When she arrived, Christopherson found a visibly distressed man sitting precariously on the bridge—high above the Fraser River—preparing to jump. Quickly following Christopherson to the scene was Sgt. Dennis Wilson, a fellow ofﬁcer also stationed at YVR. The pair’s quick thinking, teamwork and clear communication earned them praise from their colleagues at the Richmond Chamber of Commerce 911 Awards Wednesday night, winning the award for Police Team, Ofﬁcer or Auxiliary Member of the Year. “It’s such an honour, thank you,” Christopherson told the crowd at River Rock Casino Resort. “Really, I share this with any other member I work with. Anyone would have done the same thing on that day.” That July day, with two ofﬁcers on the scene, the distraught man quickly moved out of reach of the ofﬁcers and warned them he was about to take his own life. They spent nearly one hour earning the man’s trust and talking him off the ledge, but were keenly aware the man could still jump at any time. While waiting for a suicide counsellor to arrive, the ofﬁcers saw their chance to end the situation peacefully. Ofﬁcer Wilson offered to toss the man a cigarette. While the man attempted to light it, Wilson quickly grabbed him and took him into custody. Without resistance, the man was placed in the care of waiting paramedics who gave him the care he needed. The next day, the man called Richmond RCMP to say thanks. Said Wilson: “The citizens of Richmond can be very proud of the RCMP ofﬁcers that work on a daily basis. This is a small example of what is required of the members and what they’ll do at any given time.” Also nominated for the award: RCMP Drug Target Team; Const. Daryl Morrison and Const. Wilson Yung; Cpl. James Lunny; RCMP Bike Squad; Const. Tracey Chui; Cpl. Dustine
Matthew Hoekstra photo Const. Vanessa Christopherson and Sgt. Dennis Wilson accept awards Wednesday night at River Rock.
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Matthew Hoekstra photo Coast Guard Capt. Sue Pickrell accepted the award for Coast Guard Crew of the Year at Wednesday’s 911 Awards.
“They deﬁnitely did go above and beyond that day. The sea conditions were probably triple than that craft was designed for,” said Capt. Sue Pickrell, who accepted the award on behalf of the rescue team. The team included Capt. Sue Pickrell, ﬁrst ofﬁcer Tom Moxey, rescue specialists David Schur and Michael Hawley, divers Travis Kamer, Derek
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Heritage Fair looks at Canadian heroes More than 75 student projects will be on display at the local level for the 9th annual Richmond-Delta Regional Heritage Fair. History showcased through the eyes of Richmondâ€™s youth will be free for public viewing at the Richmond Cultural Centre on Saturday, May 7, from Matthew Hoekstra photo Richmond ďŹ reďŹ ghter Trevor Northrup accepts his award for FireďŹ ghter of the Year, shared with fellow ďŹ reďŹ ghter Brian McLeod.
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Firefighters searched icy waters to find man Off-duty Richmond Fire-Rescue members awarded for bravery Richmond ďŹ reďŹ ghters Brian McLeod and Trevor Northrup were off-duty and at the ďŹ nish line of the Vancouver Sun Run when they saw something unusual. It was May 9, 2010, and a man had just taken off his shorts, shirt and shoes, and waded into the cold waters of False Creek. Witnesses saw him float for a minute before diving down. He never returned to the surface. Of the hundreds of people who lined the seawall, McLeod and Northrup didnâ€™t hesitate and jumped in. McLeod tried to dive down to the bottom, but the cold and depth repelled him. Northrup found a pole to probe the bottom, but couldnâ€™t ďŹ nd the man in the icy waters. Coast Guard divers eventually found the man, who was declared dead at hospital. For their selďŹ‚ess efforts to save a life despite the danger to themselves, McLeod and Northrup won the Fire Rescue Crew or FireďŹ ghter of the Year Award at Wednesdayâ€™s 911 Awards. Also nominated: ďŹ reďŹ ghter Adam Galbraith; Capt. Dion and ďŹ reďŹ ghters Fitton, Draper and Perkins; ďŹ reďŹ ghter Edgar Rodriguez; and the ďŹ re-rescue crew that responded to the Westminster Highway apartment ďŹ re last summer.
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We need to value our drinking water industry and agriculture, and the effects of climate change all place enormous pressure on our water supply.” Drinking Water Week, May 1st - 7th, is dedicated to creating awareness of the value of our water, our water systems, and the people who make it accessible and safe for us to drink. Many communities throughout B.C. are holding events to celebrate Drinking Water Week, including hosting tours of their local reservoirs and treatment plants, and we encourage you to take the time to visit them. Check your local newspaper to ﬁnd out about events in your community, or visit www.drinkingwaterweek. org for activities and educational resources provided by the BC Water & Waste Association.
*Source: 2010 Canadian Water Attitudes Study, commissioned by RBC and Unilever Canada
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Tips for conserving water:
DRINKING WATER WEEK MAY1-7
Q Take shorter showers Q Check your toilets and faucets for leaks Q Turn-off the water while brushing your teeth Q Purchase water-efﬁcient appliances
BC Water & Waste Association and others who keep your water safe and clean, ask you to value our water and celebrate Drinking Water Week 2011. Visit: www.drinkingwaterweek.org
Q Wash your car with a bucket instead of a hose Q Install low-ﬂow toilets that use less water
True and False: Test your water knowledge by trying our quiz. 1. British Columbians use less water each day compared to other Canadians. 2. Most indoor water use occurs in the bathroom. 3. It does not matter what we put down our drains, as all of our wastewater gets treated in B.C.
Q Install low-ﬂow shower heads
T__ F__ T__ F__ T__ F__
Q Use rain barrels Q Avoid watering your lawn in the summer
ANSWERS: 1; F. British Columbia residents use an average of 490 litres of water per day compared to the national average of 329 litres. 2; T. We use 65% of our water in the bathroom, 20% for laundry, 10% for drinking and kitchen needs, and 5% for cleaning. 3; F. While it is true that most wastewater in B.C. is treated before it is returned to its source, we should be careful not to put harmful substances down our drains or in our gardens. These substances can harm fish and other aquatic creatures (check with your municipality to find out how to properly dispose of harsh chemicals).
When you turn on your tap and clean, safe water comes out, do you ever stop to think: how does it get there? Who brings it you? Where does it end up when you’re ﬁnished with it? BC Water & Waste Association and the Province of British Columbia have ofﬁcially proclaimed Drinking Water Week May 1st to 7th, 2011. We invite you to celebrate this exciting week by “getting to know your H2O” – including where it comes from, where it goes, and how you can protect and conserve it. Here in B.C., where we have an abundance of natural resources, we often take our tap water for granted. However, there is no such thing as ‘new water’ – the water that we use continually cycles through the environment, and is reused again and again. British Columbians personally use an average of 490 litres of water per day compared to the Canadian average of 329 litres per day. That is about double what Europeans use! Although it may not be apparent to all of us, the costs and energy required to deliver water to our taps, treat it to be safe and clean, and safeguard the environment by managing wastewater, add up to billions of dollars every year in Canada. Daisy Foster, CEO of the 4,400-member BC Water & Waste Association notes, “Increases in our population, the growth of
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Massive March for Greater Vancouver home sales. 30 per cent jump in sales doesn’t quite set a record for region Home sales nudged, but couldn’t quite break, the record for sales in March. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver reports 4,080 sales of all types of residential properties last month. That’s a 31.7 per cent jump from February’s 3,097 sales and a 30 per cent increase compared to March 2010. REBGV President Rosario Setticasi said March 2011 saw a massive, 80.1 per cent rise over the 2,265 home sales in March of 2009. “Our market has had a very strong start to the spring season,” Setticasi said. “With home sales above 4,000 and nearly 7,000 home listings added to the MLS in March, it’s clear home buyers and sellers view this as a good time to be active in their housing market.” New listings in Greater Vancouver totalled 6,797 last month – a three per cent decline
compared to March 2010 when 7,004 properties went up for sale. However, new listings in March of this year did represent a 19.4 per cent jump over February. The benchmark price for all residential properties in Greater Vancouver over the last 12 months rose 5.4 per cent to $615,810 last month, up from $584,435 in March 2010. March saw 1,795 sales of detached properties, with a benchmark price rising to $866,806 – up 8.3 per cent from last year. Apartment sales reached 1,622, and the benchmark price rose 2.1 per cent to $403,885. REBGV saw 663 attached property sales, and a benchmark price of $511,039. The benchmark price is up 3.6 per cent. The all-time sales record for March was in 2004 when 4,371 transactions were recorded.
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Ultimate place to live in UBC at Adera’s Ultima by Kerry Vital
Adera’s Ultima at Pacific Spirit will be the ultimate place to live once construction is completed. “This is the best of what we have to offer,” says vice-president of sales and marketing Eric Andreasen. “We’ve taken everything we’ve learned from Pacific Spirit, and put it (into) Ultima.” There is already interest in what he calls the ultimate community. “There’s been an overwhelming response,” he says. Homes at the University of British Columbia have yet to be released, but Andreasen says there are only 12 left for pre-registration. There will be 60 homes in total. Homes range from 630 to 1,152 square feet, most include a roomy private patio or deck. Owners can choose from three designer colour schemes in Golden, Charcoal or Red. Bathrooms include porcelain floor tiles and quartz slab countertops, with an undermount sink and tiled shower surround in the en-suite. All fixtures are by Kohler. For the budding gourmet, kitchens are fitted with quartz slab countertops, a glass tile backsplash and porcelain tile floors. Each kitchen comes with a suite of GE Profile appliances, including a side-by-side Energy Star fridge, selfcleaning electric range and over-therange hood fan. One option available at Ultima is a kitchen worth $40,000 that includes
spectacular high-gloss cabinets. “This will be the ultimate ultragourmet kitchen,” Andreasen says. Granite countertops and hardwood floors are available as upgrades. Homebuyers can choose granite tile, heated bathroom floors or an electric fireplace, among other upgrade options. Ultima is the final building at UBC, and will complete Adera’s Pacific Spirit collection. “This is a more affordable product at UBC,” Andreasen says. The target demographic ranges from young
professionals, to people selling their West Side homes and downsizing. “It’s in the middle of the University Hill catchment,” says Andreasen. This will allow children to start schooling at local elementary schools and continue through secondary school and then on to UBC, all without having to move. Ultima is in the heart of UBC’s Westbrook Village, making shopping, the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts and other services minutes away. Owners receive membership to a car-sharing program, with access to a 200-car network, and a free Telus highspeed service package for the first year. Even the building itself is beautiful. “There’s a giant glass face on the building,” Andreasen says. “This makes for a waterfall effect of glass.” “We always want views,” says
Andreasen. Those who buy on the top floor get scenic views from a private roof-top West Coast lanai. Adera is involved with UBC’s Residential Environmental Assessment Program (REAP), a green rating system for residential building. Ultima has Gold status, having earned high points in all seven rating categories. The program ensures buildings consume less water, energy and other natural resources, have higher-quality indoor environments, and were built using construction practices that have lower impacts on the site and community. Ultima is selling out of Adera’s Spirit building while they wait for a sales centre to be completed. Adera expects to hold a grand opening in May. Homes are priced $450,000 to high $800,000s. For info, www.adera.com.
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community Richmond lawyers practice acting
Next week’s show at Waterfront Theatre will have plenty of legal representation on its cast. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum runs May 4 to 7 at the Vancouver theatre, as a fundraiser for Carousel Theatre for Young People and Touchstone Theatre, both registered charities.
It’s Carousel Theatre’s annual Lawyer Show, featuring a cast of around 20 lawyers, including some from Richmond: Tom Do of Tom Chau Trong Do Law Corporation; Scott Johnston of Campbell Burton and McMullan LLP; Arthur Ross of Pryke Lambert Leathley Russell LLP; Linda Leong Sum, human rights co-ordinator at Langara College and
former lawyer; and Sean Vanderﬂuit of WorkSafeBC. With music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, A Funny Thing is co-directed by Richmond-raised Katrina Dunn, artistic director of Touchstone Theatre. The musical is inspired by the farces of
ancient Rome and tells the bawdy story of a slave named Pseudolus and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master woo the girl next door. A comedy, the show features many classic elements of farce. Tickets are $75 and include a $45 tax receipt. Call Carousel at 604-685-6217. —by Matthew Hoekstra
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A Canada Post worker has received an absolute discharge in Richmond provincial court after pleading guilty to mail theft. Alan G. Rowe, who was sentenced Tuesday, was initially arrested last October after Richmond Mounties launched an investigation into more than 12,000 pieces of stolen mail found in Rowe’s possession. A worker for Canada Post for 40 years, Rowe’s absolute discharge means he won’t have a criminal record. Canada Post contacted police after ﬁnding numerous pieces of mail stashed in Rowe’s lockers in the Canada Post depot on River Road. Stolen mail was also found in Rowe’s home. The Crown, Rowe’s lawyer, and Canada Post were unavailable for comment.
Bing Thom to speak in Richmond One of Canada’s most admired, celebrated and accomplished architects, Bing Thom, will share his experience in the transformative power of architecture to uplift the physical, economic and social environment at the ﬁnal event in the Lulu Series: Art in the City on Thursday, May 5 at 7 p.m. in Richmond City Hall. Among Thom’s successes are the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC and Aberdeen Centre in Richmond. All Lulu Series events are free and start at 7 p.m. at Richmond City Hall, located at 6911 No. 3 Road. Seating is limited. Please RSVP to email@example.com. For more information, visit www.richmond.ca/ luluseries.
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Fundraiser today for Richmond Addictions Locals will get a kick out of a fundraiser being held early Saturday afternoon at Lansdowne Centre to benefit Richmond Addiction Services. Hosted by Sirota’s Alchymy Martial Arts and Life Skills Centres, the fundraising Kickathon on Saturday, April 30 kicks off at 1 p.m. and runs until 4 p.m. Students of all ages and skill levels will be participating, with each aiming to perform as many kicks above the waist as possible during a one-hour stretch. Pledge sign-up sheets and donations
can be made at the event or in advance by dropping off, mailing, e-mailing or calling: • Richmond Addiction Services, 2007900 Alderbridge Way, Richmond, B.C., V6X 2A4. Phone: 604-270-9220. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. • Sirota’s Alchymy Martial Arts & Life Skills Centres, 160-5640 Hollybridge Way, Richmond, B.C., V7C 4N3. Phone 604-244-8842 or e-mail barbara@sirotas alchymy.com. —by Martin van den Hemel
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REALTORS® Raise $18,000 for Richmond and South Delta Charities With the assistance of generous sponsors and supporters, the REALTORS® of the Richmond/South Delta/Gulf Islands Division of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver raised a total of $18,000 for charity at their 2010 events. These funds were donated to: The Richmond Hospital Foundation; Deltassist; and the Delta Youth Support Line Society. Through the REALTORS Care® program, our members are committed to supporting charities and causes in the communities where they live and work. Visit www.rebgv.org/realtorscare for more information.
Presenting a “big cheque” for part of the proceeds from the golf tournament (L to R): Albert Wong; Lisa Westermark, Richmond Hospital Foundation; Trevor Barnett; Lorraine Yates & Doug Sabourin, Deltassist; Deb Robson; Evelyn Lau. (Missing Directors: Gordon Lockhart, Division President, Taylor Biggar, Leon Prescesky, Bridget Ross)
Blanket Drive coordinators (l to r): Jan Rankin; Gordon Lockhart; Deb Robson and Keri Frasca.
Presentation of the proceeds from the South Delta Christmas event (L to R): Debbie Lindsey, Delta Youth Support Line Society; Leon Prescesky; Susan Green; Gordon Lockhart; Todd Jackson; Lucy Willcox; Kelly Tsoussis; Bridget Ross; Lorraine Yates, Deltassist.
Another successful REALTORS® Tunnel Classic Golf Tournament in June raised $4,000.
Over 2,200 people were given the gift of warmth this past winter through a record 566 bags of donated blankets and warm winter clothing, collected during the REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive in Richmond and South Delta.
REALTORS® Christmas Luncheons brought in $14,000 for charity, including support from both corporate and individual donors.
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ING 5888 DOVER CRES. T S I L • OFFERED AT $428,800 • NEW PELICAN POINT ON THE RIVER. This beautiful ﬁrst ﬂoor garden apartment is perfect for the person wanting the freedom of a condo but the garden space of a townhome. The large 2 bdrm/2 bath home is situated in the courtyard with unobstructed views of Fraser River & North Shore mountains. Huge garden patio for entertaining & relaxing. High ceilings, lots of windows, beautiful laminate ﬂooring, freshly painted & new stacker washer/dryer & fridge. Comes with one parking stall & storage locker too. 5 minute walk to the Olympic Oval or head out on the West Dyke Trail. This is the place you have been waiting for.
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Westwater Views. Absolutely Gorgeous top ﬂoor south east unit. Sunny, bright and warm, 1,379 sf, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo with vaulted ceilings, overlooking open space towards Mt. Baker and Britannia Shipyards. Large updated kitchen and eating area that leads into open south facing balcony. New appliances, granite counter tops, carpets, paint and more. Short walk to Steveston Village, Dyke, transit and community center. Asking $568,000.
9151 Gilbert Road, Richmond Almost 14,000 sf lot. Rezoning potential. Buy and hold, or build 5000+sf house
Central Richmond. Very rare 0.3 acres (105’x133”) lot with tremendous potential. Move-in or hold for future re-development. Low to medium density potential. This property could accommodate a mansion of over 5,000 sf with multiple garages.
5412 Wallace Avenue, Tsawwassen One level living in quiet Pebble Hill area. Pride of home ownership shows throughout this lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom rancher sitting on sunny almost 7,000 sf lot. Extra large, onecar garage. Lots of storage inside and outside of the house. Nice manicured yard with in-ground sprinkler system. New windows and ﬂooring. Walking distance to Diefenbaker Park. Great value for the money. Asking $645,000. RE/MAX WESTCOAST
350 - 174 Street Ranchers for AGES 50+ Come for the Sun and Location. Enjoy the convenience and elegance of our Rancher Style Townhomes. Hurry Phase III now 50% SOLD in 10 days! OPEN NOON TO 5 FRIDAY THRU THURSDAY Call Sally Scott 604-619-4902 MacDonald Realty Olympic www.thegreensatdouglas.ca
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Amazing 1 bedroom loft in ‘Lotus!’ 2008 built by award winning Onni, over 900 square feet of quality and open space with 20ft ceilings, stainless steel appliances and hardwood ﬂooring. Lotus also features social suite, business/conference room, indoor pool, sauna and hot tub, and the highly efﬁcient geothermal heating system. Ideal location in Central Richmond by shopping, dining and transit.
Call 604.505.5535 for more details!
108-9300 GLENACRES DR.- $224,000 1 bedroom and den/children’s bedroom in ‘Sharon Gardens.’ Well maintained, pet friendly building side by side Walter Lee’s sports ﬁeld. Building amenities include guest suites, sauna, workshop and swimming pool! Also with jumbo sized balcony (only 12 exist in building; this is one of them)!
Call 604.505.5535 for more details!
403-1680 W. 4TH AVE. (FALSE CREEK) - $508,000 T JUS D L O S
1 bedroom unit in 2009 built ‘Mantra’ where False Creek meets Kitsilano; two prime Vancouver areas! Featuring stainless steel appliances, open layout and highly efﬁcient geothermal heating. Play, dine, shop, and live!
Call 604.710.5432 for more details!
First time buyer? Call 604.279.3920 for a free First Time Homeowners package!
105-580 12TH ST. (NEW WESTMINSTER)- $219,900 T ST US JU J D ED E T T S LIIS L
Open Sunday 12-2 Presenting a spacious 1 Bdrm ground ﬂoor unit in the Regency. QR Great layout with 9’ ceilings. Located in great location that is near public transportation, NAVIGATION schools, and shopping. There is outstanding value in this unit as it offers no hassle with stairs or elevator. This property offers laminate ﬂooring, in-suite laundry, F/P, secured parking spot, and a large storage locker. This is a must see and priced to sell! Call 604.505.4163 for more details!
145-5880 DOVER CR.- $198,900 Take a chance to view this newly updated unit with new appliances right by the dyke trail and the Olympic Oval. Also featuring new paint, new countertops and new bathroom tiles and ﬁxtures. Huge patio bonus; ideal for summer month gatherings!
Call 604.505.5535 for more details!
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sports Athletics staying the course Since the beginning of the season, the main goal for the Richmond Athletics has been to play in the provincial senior men’s soccer ﬁinal. They took another step toward that goal last week with a 3-1 win over Lakehill of the Vancouver Island Soccer League and will now face Richmond league rival All-Blacks in quarterﬁnal play Sunday at 3 p.m. at Hugh Boyd Park. The Athletics controlled most of the ﬁrst half of their match against Lakehill, with the help of mother nature and the wind blowing in their direction towards the Lakehill net helping to provide many opportunities and shots on net. But they were all turned away by a well-positioned Lakehill keeper. Still, the Athletics pressed on. Late in the ﬁrst half Faizal Karim beat a defender on the right wing and fed a through ball for Macey ter Borg who used his speed to beat the defender to the ball. Before running out of field, he sent a cross over the keeper and a defender to the head of Russell Neal who put it in the back of the net to open the scoring. The second half saw the teams switch sides, and the wind pick up—now in favour of Lakehill. It didn’t take long for the Athletics to find themselves adjusting to the wind and the new-found strength of their opponents. With a bouncing ball outside the 18 yard box and a Lakehill forward pouncing on it, a shot beat keeper Jason Howe inside the post to tie the game at 1-1. But with a sense of urgency, the Athletics picked up the pressure. Tait Frier subbed in for the ﬁrst time this season and was an instant threat, nearly scoring on his ﬁrst opportunity. The Athletics’ continued pressure eventually paid off when a Matt Phillips’ cross to Josh Harowitz gave the Athletics a 2-1 lead. Ter Borg had another scoring opportunity late in the game. After beating a Lakehill defender in the box, he put a hard shot on net which bounced through the keeper’s arms to a waiting Phillips for the game’s ﬁnal goal. •Lulu Island will play Golden Ears in another quarter-ﬁnal match at 6 p.m. at Hugh Boyd Park.
SPORTS EDITOR: Don Fennell Phone: 604 247 3732 E-mail: email@example.com
Alert at ﬁrst
Don Fennell photos Richmond Bantam A Islander Shayla Kaplen was a steady force at ﬁrst base during last weekend’s Richmond Girls’ Softball Association Ice Breaker tournament featuring Midget B, Bantam A and Squirt A teams at London Park.
Down Set Hut returning May 14 Bobby Singh and friends planning third annual football camp at Minoru Park Richmond’s Bobby Singh started the Down Set Hut Football Camp three years ago to offer local kids aged seven to 15 a chance to learn from the pros. That’s still the goal as the popular former B.C. Lion gears up for the third annual Down Set Hut camp May 14 at Minoru Park. “It’s an up close and personal opportunity to learn from the pros and develop lifelong team building skills,” says Singh. Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or advanced player the camp provides training for all levels of athleticism. Singh, a Super Bowl, XFL and Grey Cup champion, will be joined at the camp by San Francisco 49ers strength and conditioning coach Mark Uyeyama as well as such stars as Geroy Simon, Paul McCallum, Shea Emery, David Sanchez, Rolly Lumbala, Will Loftus, Travis Lulay, Jamal Lee, Dean Valli, Karon Williams, Paris Jackson, Jason
Arakgi, Kelly Bates, Jesse Newman and Hamid Mahamoud. The non-contact camp begins at 9 a.m. and continues until 2:30 p.m. Registration fees are $100 before May 1 or $125 same day registration (if space is available). Early registration is recommended. Registration fee includes: a Stormtech team jersey, an ofﬁcial Down Set Hut Football sports beverage bottle, a healthy lunch, and several amazing prizes: BC Lions’ tickets, Whitecaps soccer tickets, and autographed jerseys and footballs. One youth will win a starring role in an upcoming Stormtech commercial. Down Set Hut Football is a nonproﬁt organization and a portion of all proceeds from this camp will help beneﬁt members of minor football, Zajac Ranch for Children and the Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver. For more information visit www.downsethutfootball.com.
Bobby Singh presents the third edidtion of Down Set Hut May 14 at Minoru Park.
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INDEX IN BRIEF FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . . . . . . 1-8 COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . 9-57 TRAVEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61-76 CHILDREN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80-98 EMPLOYMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102-198 BUSINESS SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . 203-387 PETS & LIVESTOCK . . . . . . . . . . . 453-483 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE . . . . . . 503-587 REAL ESTATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 603-696 RENTALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 703-757 AUTOMOTIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 804-862 MARINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 903-920
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PAI FAMILY Childcare for 1 to 5 yr olds. Lovely environment, hot meals lots of activities. Call 604-277-5649
OUR OFFICE seeks a fiscally responsible Bookkeeper for Accounts Payable / Receivables. Send your resume: firstname.lastname@example.org
McDougall, James John Born August 12, 1925 in Grand Forks BC. He passed away April 22, 2011. Predeceased by Mary Agnes and John Alexander McDougall, brothers Alexander and Eugene McDougall, sisters Madelaine Wilkinson and Florence McGillis, and nephew Barret MacDougall. Survived by wife Sophie and sister Catherine Crellin and nieces and nephews in BC, Yukon and Nunavet. Jim graduated from UBC with a MSc in Geology in 1954. He worked for Falconbridge Nickel mines in Vancouver for many years as he wanted to work in BC. His discoveries included Windy Craggy, Catface, Tasu, Banks Island Gold and Sustut. He was named Prospector of the year in 1985 and received the Spud Huestis award (BC) in 1987. He was inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame in 2006 and received the A. O. Dufresne Award (CIM) in 2009. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday May 3, at St Paul’s Church, 8251 St Alban’s Rd, Richmond, BC. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to UBC Department of Geology or the Alzheimer’s society. Kearney Funeral Services 604-736-0268
108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES OWN YOUR OWN CLEANING BUSINESS Janitorial Franchise Location Vancouver $7,400.00gross/mo
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Drivers Wanted: Terrific career opportunity outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No Experience Needed!! Extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 weeks vacation & benefits pkg. Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time Valid License High School Diploma or GED. Apply at www.sperryrail.com under careers, keyword Driver. DO NOT FILL IN CITY OR STATE
PRODUCTION SHIFT SUPERVISOR RICHMOND, BC. The production shift supervisor’s prime objective is to coordinate and supervise the overall continuous production process. Minimum post secondary education at a technical college required. Candidates must have at least three to five years front line supervisory experience in a unionized heavy industrial manufacturing facility. Interested candidates should email their resume to email@example.com with “Shift Supervisor Richmond” in the subject line
ACCOUNTING & PAYROLL Trainees Needed now! Large & Small Firms Seeking Certified A&P Staff Now. No Experience? Need Training? Career Training & Job Placement Available. 1-888-424-9417 Branch Coordinator - Richmond Stroke Club Group meetings Friday 11:00 to 2:00 South Arm Community Centre. Send letter and resume by May 15 to firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax: 604-688-3603. www.strokerecoverybc.ca FLAGGERS NEEDED If not certified, training available for a fee. Call 604-575-3944
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SALES PEOPLE Commissioned sales people required. Must have a good command of the English language, a reliable vehicle, and 2 to 3 years of HVAC sales experience. Interested in exploring this position, please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to 604-552-5989
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Advertising Representative Burnaby NewsLeader New Westminster NewsLeader This is a fantastic opportunity to develop a rewarding career in advertising and marketing. The Burnaby NewsLeader & New Westminster NewsLeader are divisions of Black Press Ltd., Canada’s largest independent newspaper company, with more than 180 community, daily and urban newspapers in B.C., Alberta, Washington State, Ohio and Hawaii, and extensive online operations with over 250 websites. Black Press is also Western Canada’s largest privately-held commercial printer with 14 printing plants. The NewsLeader is the recent recipient of the Suburban Newspapers of America 2009 First Place Best Community Newspaper, circulation 37,500+, plus has won or been nominated in eleven categories for the 2010 SNAs, CCNAs, and BCYCNAs, including winning a CCNA Blue Ribbon award. If you are a highly creative individual with an ability to multi-task in a fast-paced team environment and have good interpersonal and sales skills, we would like to meet you. To apply, please forward your resume with a cover letter to: Tracy Keenan, Publisher 7438 Fraser Park Drive Burnaby, BC V5J 5B9 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Deadline for applications is: May 20th, 2011 Burnaby
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GENERAL LABOURER, Rigger/ Welder Fabricator/Crane Operator. Amix Salvage & Sales /Marine Division. Amix is seeking motivated, hard working team members to add to an already strong and versatile team. Do you want to work in the water? Do you want to make the big lift? Do you want to help to make a mark in the marine salvage industry?... Come Aboard!!! Experience with barges, cranes, boats is an asset. Certifications in respective disciplines also an asset All applicants considered. We are COR certified and very serious about the safety of our Team.
April 20, 1926 - April 22, 2011
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother on Friday, April 22, 2011. Ella was predeceased by her husband William John Bell on February 4, 1989. She is survived by her children Joseph (Carell), Linda (Randy Ralph) and Gordon (Jeannie). She leaves to mourn 8 grandchildren, their spouses, 5 great-grandchildren and family in Northern Ireland. Ella was born at her home, Outlack in Armagh, Northern Ireland and came to Canada with Jack on their honeymoon in 1954. Ella spent her days baking and gardening. She was well known in the neighborhood for her beautiful flowerbeds and she was always happy to share anything you liked. Ella made many friends while walking her dog along the West Richmond Dyke. We love her and miss her. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 2PM with interment to follow at Valley View Funeral Home, 14660-72nd Ave. Surrey. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ella’s name to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC or Holy Family Hospital- 7801 Argyle St, Vancouver .
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WAREHOUSE PLANT WORKERS Required by Fish Processing Plant for day shifts Please apply at: #200-11251 River Rd. Richmond.
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ALLAN Const. & Asphalt. Brick, conc, drainage, found. & membrane repair. 604-618-2304; 820-2187.
1ST CALL Plumbing, heating, gas, licensed, insured, bonded. Local, Prompt and Prof. 604-868-7062
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STUCCO & PAINTING All types of new & old stucco jobs. Call 604-374-1604.
AT NORTHWEST ROOFING Re-roofing, Repair & New Roof Specialists. Work Guar. BBB. WCB 10% Sen. Disc. Jag 778-892-1530 BESTCO ROOFING LTD. Res., Comm. Tar, gravel, torch-on, Sheet Metal, Duroids. Fully Ins. WCB Cov. BBB. All kinds of roofing. New & reroofing. Gill 604-727-4806 or Charlie 604-773-3522 GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt Shingles, Flat roofs BBB, WCB $2m Liability. Clean Gutters $80. 24 hrs. 7dys/wk. 604-240-5362 JJ ROOFING. New Roofs/Re-Roofs / Repairs. Summer Special ~ 20% Off. Free Est. Refs. WCB Insured. Member BBB. Jas @ 604-726-6345
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1 & 2 Bdrms Available Immediately Located in central Richmond, close to all amenities & Kwantlen College. Rent includes heat and hot water.Sorry no pets.
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RICHMOND #5 & Cambie. 4 bdrm 3 bath newer split lvl home. Mst bth w/jacuzzi, living & fam/rms. Gas f/p, h/w heat, garage. $2000 + utils. Avail now. Ns/Np. 604-290-4968. RICHMOND. Sparkling, newly renod 3 bdrm. F/P, 2 baths, 5 appls, h/w flrs, cov patio, carport, fenced. N/P. $2095. May 1. 604-833-2103
ON CANADA LINE 6700 #3 ROAD, A/C, 385 sq. ft. & 860 sq. ft. Ideal for Travel, Insurance, legal. etc. Prkng avail. Offices can be combined. 604-277-0966 or 604-2731126
Briargate & Paddock Townhouses 2 Bedrm + Den & 3 Bedrms Available Private yard, carport or double garage. Located on No. 1 & Steveston, No. 3 & Steveston. Landscape and maintenance included.
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ROOMS FOR RENT
RICHMOND. Central, NEW home, furn, own full bath. Pri ent. sec. Incl cbl/net. Prof. Refs. Ns/np/nd. $575. 604-241-0788 or 604-551-0462.
748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION
1974 VW Beetle. Orange. Totally restored. Documents avail. $8000 obo. 604-855-5019 for details.
RICHMOND, #1/Blundell. Beautiful 1 bdrm apt. Lots of storage. H/W floors. S/S appls. $1,000/mo. Avail now. Call 604-277-7191. RICHMOND - Fully furn. luxury condo. 1 bdrm in dtn Richmond. 2 parking spots. $1800/mo. 604-781-5679 Richmond, south central. Large 705 s/f. 1 bdrm condo, rec reno. Large patio 1 car prkg. Close to amenits. $850. Avial immed. 604-418-3626.
TSAWWASSEN. Room available in comfortable home. Suit mature or prof. person. $600 incl delicious meals. 604-943-6130, 603-7210.
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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.
Call 604-275-4849 or 604-830-8246 www.aptrentals.net RICHMOND, Westminster Hwy/Gilbert. 2 bdrm, 2 bath. In hi-rise. Avail now. $1500/mo. 604-275-4502.
PIANO; KAWAI, 5 yrs. old, excellent condition, $2100 obo. Call 604819-0589.
Charming 3 brdm.and den, fully furnished charcter home in Steveston. High ceilings, Vary Sunny, fireplace, granite counters. Avail. Jul 1- Dec.31.4-6 month lease. $2, 800/month. Call Lisa 604-786-1208. Pets ok.
West Richmond - Upper Duplex. 3 Bdrm newly renovated, new appliances, laundry facilities + patio; N/P, N/S. nr all amenities. $1375mo + utils. Call 604-241-7141
RICHMOND 1 bdrm bsmt ste, nr #5/Cambie, clse to ament. $600/mo Utils incl. 604-270-4439 RICHMOND 5Rd nr Cambie. 2 Bdr newly reno’d 1000 s/f. Incl cable, utils & 1 day laundry.Ns/np. Immed. 604-721-2177 or 778-896-2177. RICHMOND Ironwood. Reno’d 2 bdrm grnd lvl. $900/mo incl cable, utils & laundry. Avail May 1st. N/S. N/P. 604-377-6665, 604-916-0462. RICHMOND Williams/#2. Bach. ste. May 1. N/S. N/P. $675. Pref mature female/student. 604-307-9035. STEVESTON cozy 3bdr g/lvl, 2bath own laundry,nr amens, ref’s, avail May, ns/np, $1550. 604-721-3022.
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1997 BUICK PARK AVE heated, memory, leather seats, pristine cond, priv, $5900. 778-565-1097 2000 LASABRE LTD. V6, Gran Touring pkg, 16’’ alloys, 19K’s, spotless, priv, $7500obo. 604-364-1554 2004 BUICK LASABRE, cloth int, 148K, show room cond, private, $7900 obo. 604-593-5072. OLDSMOBILE ALERO 1999. V6 auto, 4 door, loaded, low km’s, no accid, AirCared til July ‘12. $3500. 778-888-6805 / 778-837-6577
2003 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE, auto, 1 owner, 95K, silver, black leather, mint cond, $6400, (778)889-3560. 2010 NISSAN VERSA, 4 dr. H/B, auto, red, 20,000 Km, many options, $8500 firm. 604-538-9257.
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1980 CHEV crane truck, 8 ton lift, $7000 obo. Call Doug @ 604-7500194
2006 NORTHSHORE 30 FT Travel trailer, 36” dble slides, bunk units, fully loaded $24,000. 604-824-8970 2007 CHEROKEE Lite 18DD, sleeps 7, Tub, shower, Micro, A/c. $10,500: 604-596-0275
2000 GMC JIMMY SLS V6, 4.3L, loaded, new brakes, tires & battery. 4x4. $3900 obo. 778-846-5649 2001 DODGE 1500, ext. cab, black, w/box liner 4X4 318 V8 fuel injected trailer hitch, elec trailer brake. Aircared. $12,750.obo. 1 owner, well maintained. Purchased new at Abby Chrysler. Joe 604-309-7302
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MISC. FOR SALE
BACKYARD: Storage shed, grassy play area & fenced kennel.
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PRINCECRAFT Resorter. Like new. 14’. With floor, 8 HP, elec. starter, tilt, Yamaha motor, front mounters, W55 remote controlled electric motor, galvanized trailer etc. $6500. obo. 604-855-0116
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Visit our website to check out and register for hundreds of parks, recreation and cultural programs.
Martin van den Hemel photo Richmond Barber Shop’s Ted Eliopoulos shaves Rachael Hayes’s hair as little sister Katrina giggles at a Wednesday afternoon assembly at Henry Anderson Elementary school. Hayes raised more than $5,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society, and was cheered on by her schoolmates.
Kudos is a weekly feature showcasing announcements, achievements and good deeds happening around town. E-mail submissions to news@richmond review.com
Ongoing Kids Programs Available
Richmond youth showed off their green ideas at the annual Zenith in Action Competition presented by Coast Capital Savings at Lansdowne Centre April 23. The winners of a $1,000 grant and $1,500 scholarship were Jessica Yeung, Michael Pang and Nathan Lee with their Keen Environmental Youth (KEY) Conference, held yesterday at Steveston-London Secondary. Rachel Wong and Hilary Wong earned second place for Walk 4 Water, an initiative to raise awareness of the lack of access to clean water in developing countries. Third place went to Stephanie Silva, Xinya Wang and Farah Wassam with Food For Thought to educate elementary students about the poverty in Richmond. Larissa Goh and Zach Noso of Hugh Boyd Secondary were awarded with the Richmond Youth Foundation grant of $300 for their project, Rainwater Collection and Garden Expansion.
As part of TD’s annual Earth Day celebrations, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation volunteers presented Mayor Malcom Brodie and cycling club members with a $3,000 donation to support the City’s upcoming Bike To Work Week activities. The Richmond TD Friends of the Environment Foundation chapter is pleased to have funded more than 150 local projects with more than $370,000 in funding since 1990. To learn more, visit www.tdfef.com
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• Tuesday: May 3, 17, 31, June 14, 21 • Saturday: May 7, 14, June 4, 18 • Bring this coupon or print one from our website. • $98 for 2 people or $49 single
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MERCHANT DIRECTORY Escape Tanning ...................604-244-1155 European Touch .................604-231-0575 Gail Maida, Notary Public.....604-273-9688 Garden City Laser Hair Removal ............................................604-244-7500 Garden City Bakery ..............604-244-7888 Garden City Chiropractic ......604-270-4575 Garden City Coin Laundry ....604-244-1120 Garden City News ................604-244-8849 Garden City Veterinary Clinic 604-270-6163 Great Clips ...........................604-278-0198 Garden City Grill ..................604-244-7147 Instyle Hair ..........................604-278-7992 IGA Marketplace ..................604-244-7425 I Sold It ................................604-233-9238 J Malone’s Cold Beer & Wine Store ............................................604-270-3222 Le Miracle Hair Design .........604-276-9607 Liberty Cleaners ..................604-279-9332 Linda Reid, MLA ..................604-775-0891
Little Caesars Pizza ..............604-279-9996 Mobile Korner Solutions.......604-295-3221 Maritime Travel ....................604-303-8782 New Hong Kong Restaurant .604-244-1123 Oya Sato Japanese Food .....604-278-0534 Purple Lotus Flowers ...........778-297-7111 Planet Woman Fitness Centre ............................................604-233-6991 Ricky’s Restaurant...............604-233-7055 Royal Ballroom Dance Studio ............................................604-273-9911 Saigon City Vietnam Restaurant ............................................604-276-1112 Save On Cartridges .........604-214-8211 Shoppers Drug Mart ............604-276-0067 Subway ...............................604-244-7170 Sutton Group - Seafair Realty ............................................604-273-3155 The UPS Store .....................604-231-9643 Tong Moo Do Martial Arts....604-244-1188
ALL THE CONVENIENCES YOU NEED AT ONE LOCATION BLUNDELL ROAD GARDEN CITY ROAD
A & W Restaurant ................604-272-7773 Ali’s Shoe and Leather Repair ............................................604-270-3525 Awesome Nails....................604-278-3336 Artisan’s Galleria .................604-241-2790 Back to Health Massage Therapy ............................................604-273-2996 Benchmark Graphics ...........604-238-0550 Beetles Dance Wear ............604-277-4528 Blenz Coffee ........................604-277-4245 Central Agencies..................604-276-0234 Chirps Childrens Boutique....604-278-7272 Church’s Chicken ................604-244-0318 CIBC ....................................604-665-1385 Creative Cards and Gifts ......604-270-9619 Dany Vision .........................778-297-1414 Dogs’ Avenue ......................604-270-3013 Dollar Town .........................604-214-3535 Dr. Darrell Douglas – Dentist ............................................604-273-0123
Garden City Shopping Centre
At the corner of Garden City and Blundell Rd.
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A FREE opportunity to explore 40 of Richmond’s arts, cultural and heritage sites.
For more information, visit www.richmond.ca/doorsopen or call 604 247-8300.
Imaginary Enclave In celebration of Doors Open Richmond and Asian Heritage Month Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate Saturday May 7th 6:30 pm–10 pm An evening of refreshments and live performances, including:
BioBoxes: A collection of short, bilingual one-person shows for one person audiences that take place in a very intimate theatre: a box worn on the actor’s shoulders. Jim Wong Chu: In connection to The Richmond Art Gallery’s Brenda Joy Lem exhibits, Homage to the Heart, local writer and storyteller Jim Wong-Chu shares stories and poems from Chinese-Canadian history in BC. Cinevolution Media: Witness the Museum’s The Cutting Edge: A History of Technology and Richmond exhibition brought to life through Cinevolution Media magic. Sachiyo Takahashi: A new style of live performance using a video camera, the worlds smallest stage & small actors (“ﬁgures”). The good old days of picture-story shows but with a modern technological twist. Musical Expressions: Featuring, Richmond’s Cherelle Jardine and Rachel Chatoor Admission by ticket only, available at the Cultural Centre or 604-247-8300
Helpful tips for getting the most out of your Doors Open Tour 1. Look over the list of sites to get a sense of what you would like to see. Notice the clusters that are in the same area. 2. Decide whether to cover a particular part of the city or a particular theme (see the lists of types of sites). For families, look at the family-friendly suggestions. 3. Check to see whether the site is open on the day you wish to go. Most are open both days from 10 am–4 pm, but there are exceptions to this. Hours are noted in red above the site description.
Volunteers If you are interested in volunteering for this citywide celebration, you can sign up at icanhelp.richmond.ca under Arts, Culture & Heritage Events
Thank you to our sponsors! Richmond Community Services • Richmond Heritage Commission • Richmond Diversity Services • Vancity - Richmond
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City Centre Area
Richmond Cultural Centre
7700 Minoru Gate Saturday & Sunday 10 am–4 pm Since 1993, the Centre has been home to the City of Richmond Archives, Richmond Arts Centre, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond Museum, and main (Brighouse) branch of the Richmond Public Library. Sunday 10 am and 10:45 am Drum Syndicate: Intercultural Drumming Workshops.
Media Lab–Reel 2 Real International Film Festival A free animation workshop and two-part afternoon ﬁlm presentation. Saturday 12 pm–3 pm Children’s Animation Workshop with Jeff Chiba Stearns Saturday 1 pm (at City Hall) Walking in Two Worlds—Films shorts explore identity and expression Saturday 3 pm (at City Hall) One Big Hapa Family—Documentary examines family complexity Sunday only 10 am–4 pm Guided Tours
7700 Minoru Gate Saturday & Sunday 10 am–4 pm The Cutting Edge: A History of Technology and Richmond One of the deﬁning factors of Richmond, as the city embraces the 21st century, is its mix of creative industrial enterprises. This high-tech history exhibit cuts a wide swath through various sectors: aerospace and aviation, data and communications, digital and new media. Enjoy some hands-on fun in the Museum’s Discovery Lab. 9th Annual Richmond Delta Regional Heritage Fair A family-friendly celebration of Canada! Visit over 80 displays about Canadian history and heritage created by Richmond and Delta students. Saturday 10 am–3 pm Enjoy multicultural performances, and make a First Nations medicine bag. Learn to speak Tagalog Filipino language. Build a boat, and try your hand at quilting.
Richmond Arts Centre–Pottery Studio
7700 Minoru Gate (2nd Floor, Richmond Cultural Centre) Sunday only 10 am–4 pm Since 1969, Richmond Potters Club has been operating out of the pottery studio, where members meet, practice their craft, and enjoy workshop and adult evening classes. View wheel-throwing and handbuilding techniques.
Richmond Art Gallery
7700 Minoru Gate Saturday & Sunday 10 am–4 pm This contemporary public art gallery exhibits regional, national and international artists, and has been a primary source of art education and enjoyment in Richmond for over 25 years. The exhibition Homage to the Heart by Brenda Joy Lem addresses memory, oral history, spirituality and “the enduring heart”, as the artist explores her family history and the threads that connect generations. Saturday 11 am–1 pm Gallery Tours (English & Mandarin) Sunday 11 am–3 pm Gallery Tours (English & Mandarin) Saturday 1 pm–2 pm Storytelling by Jim Wong-Chu Saturday & Sunday 10 am–4 pm The Art Lounge: Interactive Projects
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10. Pam Holl Hunt Fine Art Home Studio
16. Terra Nova Rural Park
7660 Minoru Gate Saturday 10 am–4 pm & Sunday 12–4 pm Visit Richmond’s only community centre designed for those 55+. The facility features multipurpose rooms, a billiards hall, woodworking shop, cafeteria, computer café and lounge. Saturday only 10 am–4 pm Art, ﬁtness, Tai Chi, ballroom classes, card games
7180 Ash Street (back entrance) Saturday & Sunday 10 am–4 pm A short walk from beautiful Paulik Park is the home studio of artist Pamela Holl Hunt, where she paints colourful abstracts in oil with a palette knife. Pam studied in London, Paris and Brussels in the 1960s and 1970s before returning to Canada.
2780–4151 Hazelbridge Way Saturday 10 am–4 pm & Sunday 1 pm–4 pm Science World at Aberdeen Centre provides resource and support to teachers and families in science exploration and enrichment. It’s the only science classroom inside a shopping mall within Canada! Visit our animal ambassadors and check out exhibits, science toys and puzzles. Learn about ﬁeldtrips and family programs.
2631 Westminster Highway Saturday & Sunday 10 am–4 pm Experience Richmond’s natural and cultural landscape. Walk or cycle through the site and ﬁnd trails, community gardens, heritage homes, newly developed wetlands, boardwalks and abundant wildlife. Learn about gardening and experience the wonder of urban agriculture with volunteers from the Richmond Schoolyard Society and the Richmond Fruit Tree Sharing Project. Explore nature and learn about wildlife through fun, interactive programs developed by the Richmond Nature Park Society. Saturday & Sunday 10 am–2 pm Plant Sale—Fruit Tree Sharing Project will be selling vegetable starts, including tomatoes, peppers, chard and lettuce
Richmond City Hall
6911 No. 3 Road Saturday 1pm–3 pm See #1 Richmond Cultural Centre–Media Lab. Sunday 1pm–4 pm This award-winning building is ordinarily host to political discussion and debate in its Council Chambers. Youth and the public are invited to occupy the seats of municipal power, and raise their voices! Enjoy spoken word, poetry, song and story by the leaders of tomorrow, the youth of today.
6500 Gilbert Road Sunday only 10 am–4 pm Minoru Chapel was built in 1888 for a Methodist congregation. It later became the Richmond United Church, when Methodists and Presbyterians united in 1925. In 1961, the City purchased the property and the church was moved to its present location in Minoru Park.
Richmond Caring Place
7000 Minoru Boulevard Saturday & Sunday 10 am–4 pm This hub for 14 non-proﬁt agencies offers a broad range of services, including: family counseling, youth and single parent support, health promotion and childcare. View displays and hear about their success in providing programs that are vital to Richmond’s well-being.
Pathway’s Aboriginal Centre
100-7900 Alderbridge Way Saturday only 10 am–4 pm Since 2006, Pathway’s has been a place for Aboriginal people to gather, explore their identity and culture, and improve health and wellness. The Centre organizes opportunities to share Aboriginal culture and history, and develops sustainable resources and programs to meet the diverse needs of Aboriginal people in our community. Saturday 12 pm–3 pm Make a medicine bag or dream catcher with youth
11. Science World at Aberdeen Centre
12. Paulik Park 7620 Heather Street Saturday & Sunday 10 am–4 pm Discover this natural jewel that encompasses a perennial garden, forested area, remnants of a commercial water garden business, blueberry ﬁeld, and a soon to be constructed community garden. Children’s planting workshops and guided tours on-going throughout the day.
13. Trinity Lutheran Church
208-8171 Park Road Saturday only 10 am–3 pm Since 1989, this group has promoted the ‘spirit of community service’ amongst those with a Chinese ethnic background, and assists with integration and assimilation of Chinese Canadians into mainstream society. The Society provides programs and services for seniors, adults and youth. View cultural displays and performances. Celebrate Canada’s Asian culture and heritage.
The Richmond Peace Labyrinth at St. Alban’s
7260 St. Albans Road Saturday & Sunday 10 am–4 pm Richmond’s only labyrinth, the Richmond Peace Labyrinth at St. Alban’s, was built in 2008 as an interfaith project. A replica of an ancient 11-circuit labyrinth located at the Chartres Cathedral in France, the labyrinth is a walking mediation with many health beneﬁts. Learn about the long history of labyrinths, how to walk a labyrinth, and the story behind St. Alban’s Peace Labyrinth.
West Richmond Area
19. Loraine Wellman Fine Art Home Studio
15. John M. S. Lecky UBC Boathouse 7277 River Road Saturday & Sunday 10 am–4 pm UBC Boathouse is home to the Richmond Rowing and Paddling Centre. This spectacular ﬂoating facility offers the best location, training and racing amenities for recreational Dragon Boat racers through to elite university rowers. View the natural beauty of Richmond’s foreshore, try various dry land activities, learn about rowing and paddling programs, and (weather permitting) enjoy a paddling experience.
12138 4th Avenue Saturday & Sunday 10 am–4 pm Situated atop wooden pilings over the Fraser River, the Gulf of Georgia Cannery is one of the few remaining 19th century salmon canneries in BC. In its heyday, the Cannery was the largest building of its kind, and the leading producer of canned salmon in the province. Step inside and immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and stories of the West Coast ﬁshing industry.
23. Steveston Museum 3811 Moncton Street Saturday & Sunday 10 am–4 pm Originally the area’s ﬁrst bank, Steveston Museum offers fascinating exhibits and a full-service post ofﬁce inside a charming 1905 building. Special museum mini-tours provide visitors with a taste of Steveston’s colourful history. Be the ﬁrst to receive new heritage walking tour maps of Steveston Village. Enjoy folk music of the Steveston Folk Guild in the park by the Museum.
24. No. 1220 Interurban Tram Steveston Park No. 1 Road & Moncton Street Saturday & Sunday 10 am–4 pm View the Interurban Tram built in St. Louis Missouri in 1913. The British Columbia Electric Railway Company purchased the tram to carry passengers from Vancouver to Steveston until February, 1958. Since 1995, the tram has been located in Steveston Park, on track originally placed in 1902 by Canadian Paciﬁc Railway.
29. Blue Fish Studio 3193 Richmond Street Saturday & Sunday 10 am–4 pm Blue Fish Studio is the working studio of Steveston artist Jodie Blaney. Trained at Emily Carr, Richmond Artist Guild and the Federation of Canadian artist Jodie Balney, paints lively works characterized by bold use of color and dramatic interplay of light and dark. Jodie will be available to answer questions and discuss.
30. Adrienne Moore Fine Art Home Studio 3171 Chatham Street Saturday & Sunday 10am–4 pm Adrienne Moore is a painter and teacher who has worked in the Steveston area for many years. Her work ranges from local landscapes to mixed media and abstract expressionism. View Moore’s home studio and meet the artist.
31. Steveston Buddhist Temple 4360 Garry Street Saturday only 10 am–3 pm The Steveston Buddhist temple is the oldest standing temple in the Lower Mainland. With a rich history spanning over 80 years, it remains a major hub for Buddhists in Richmond. Designed by renowned architect Arnulf Petzolt, its unique architecture combines elements of both the east and the west. Saturday 10:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:15 pm Guided Temple Tours Saturday 11:00 am Introduction to Buddhism by Rev. Grant Ikuta Saturday 1:00 pm Introduction to Buddhism by Roy Akune Sensei
South Arm Area
8751 Fairdell Place Saturday & Sunday 10 am–4 pm View landscape and ﬁgurative paintings, drawings and sketchbooks of Richmond artist Loraine Wellman. Loraine has exhibited widely, including a recent show at Gateway Theatre, and will be on site to answer questions about her art and inspirations. Loraine is the Vice-President of the Richmond Artists Guild and an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists.
20. Seawrack Press Fine Art Home Studio 8160 Fairdell Crescent Saturday & Sunday 10 am–4 pm Richmond teacher and artist Gina Page has spent most of her life on the BC coast. Her poetry and art reﬂect the inﬂuence of time spent by the sea and salt-water marshes. Meet Gina in her home studio and view her etchings, artist’s cards, and handmade paper books. Learn techniques involved in their creation. Handmade paper demonstrations will be provided, weather permitting.
21. Alice Saunders Fine Art Studio 12491 Alliance Road Saturday & Sunday 10 am–4 pm Since moving to Richmond over 35 years ago, Alberta artist Alice Saunders found an interest in watercolours and acrylics, and began depicting children and animals in her work. Alice has been active in home showings, and has delivered many workshops with various artists in the community. View over 40 paintings and meet this special artist in her studio.
5180 Westwater Drive Saturday & Sunday 10 am–4 pm This site showcases boatyards, canneries, residences and stores, from a time when ﬁshing and boat building ﬂourished on the Fraser River. Staff and volunteers work to preserve and interpret the shipyard and surrounding buildings as an active wooden boat centre and waterfront park. Join us for the opening of two new exhibits. The Chinese Bunkhouse Exhibit examines the experience of the Chinese cannery workers. Point House Exhibit explores historic housing styles and living conditions at Britannia. Saturday 2 pm–5 pm Storyteller’s Corner (weather permitting) Sunday only 10 am–4 pm Chinese Bunkhouse Exhibit
27. London Heritage Farm 6511 Dyke Road Saturday & Sunday 10 am–4 pm Discover this four-acre hidden jewel in Steveston. The heritage site features a restored and furnished 1890s farmhouse, which was built by the London family, one of Richmond’s more prominent early settlers. The farm site also boasts heritage perennial and herb gardens, community gardens, chickens, bees and a large agricultural machinery display. Annual plant sale, both days. Sunday 10 am–4 pm Mother’s Day Tea, reservations required. 604-271-5220
28. McKinney Heritage House 6471 Dyke Road Saturday & Sunday 10 am–4 pm A rare opportunity to view a fully-restored 1908 Sears catalogue pre-packaged home, the McKinney Heritage House. Curtis and Eileen Eyestone remained faithful to the original details and heritage furnishing, including the landscaping, when they moved this house to its current location in 1993, and began their restoration work. Limited admission. Saturday & Sunday–10 am and 12 pm Heritage Tours with Mr. Eyestone: Learn about the history, restoration and ﬁnishing of McKinney Heritage House
Sunday 10:20 am–11:00 am Bathing the Buddha Ceremony (Main Hall) Saturday 10:50 am & Sunday 11:30 am Traditional Lunch Service Saturday 12:00 am & Sunday 12:40 pm Second Lunch Service (Bring your own utensils and containers, Second Lunch Service only)
35. Nanak Niwas Temple 8600 No.5 Road Saturday & Sunday 10 am–4 pm The 25 year old Nanak Niwas Temple was the ﬁrst religious institution to be build on No.5 Road. The Gurdwara building was originally a church, but was bought and transformed into a Gurdwara in 1969. The Gurdwara was named after Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Tour the facility and learn about Sikh culture and religion.
36. Jeanette Jarville Fine Art Home Studio 13211 Steveston Highway Saturday only 11 am–4 pm Visit local artist Jeanette Jarville at her home studio, where she will give tours and talk about her new work, and unique reverse painting technique. Contemporary, colourful and bold paintings of ﬁgurative, ﬂoral and landscape work will be on display.
37. International Buddhist Society Temple 9160 Steveston Highway Saturday & Sunday 10 am–4 pm At the heart of this 25 year old temple is Venerable Guan Cheng, the abbot and one of the founders of the International Buddhist Temple. The renowned classical Chinese Garden contains bonsais, fountains, gazebos and intricate rock landscapes. On-going guided tours help visitors learn about the temple and Buddhist philosophy.
East Richmond Area 38. Sanduz Estate Wines 12791 Blundell Road Saturday & Sunday 11 am–4 pm Based in a beautiful cedar building on picturesque agricultural land, Sanduz Wines, boasts BC’s Largest selection of fruit wines, plus a variety of grape wines. Tour our local wine making facility and learn about the production of our award-winning wines. Enjoy complimentary samples of BC largest selection of fruit and grape table wines, dessert wines and ports. Saturday & Sunday 11:30 am and 1:30 pm Guided Tours
26. Britannia Shipyard National Historic Site Courtesy of BCIT Aerospace
3800 Cessna Drive Saturday only 12 pm–4 pm Come visit the BCIT Aerospace Campus located near the Vancouver International Airport. Join special tours through the electrical shop, gas turbine shop, Westjet Gallery, avionics shop and the aeroplane hanger, where future aerospace students learn their trade.
Thompson Community Centre 5151 Granville Ave Saturday & Sunday 10 am–4 pm Learn about oil, acrylic or watercolour painting techniques with experts from the Richmond Artists Guild. The Richmond Artists Guild is delighted to share original artwork by local artists, including cards depicting the familiar scenic views of Richmond. View demonstrations by artist Cheryl Roller.
22. Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site
3500 Richmond Street Saturday & Sunday 10 am–4 pm Artist Rita McArthur lives in Steveston, and many of her watercolour and acrylic paintings are of local scenes and Finn Slough. In addition to her local collection, Rita will be showing her vibrant paintings of France and Scotland.
18. BCIT Aerospace Campus
14. Richmond Artists Guild
25. Rita McArthur Fine Art Home Studio
Vancouver International Buddhist Progress Society (VIBPS)
Richmond Chinese Community Society
5620 Langtree Avenue Saturday & Sunday 10 am–4 pm Born and educated in the Swiss Alps, Richmond artist Margreth Fry has developed a unique artistic style that expresses her love of life and people through her paintings. Of late she has written and published stories inspired by some of the feelings behind her paintings, such as “The Customer”, recently broadcast on CBC’s Vinyl Café. Enjoy new art, stories, and more with Margareth.
7100 Granville Avenue Saturday 10 am–4 pm & Sunday 11 am–4 pm Trinity Lutheran Church has been in Richmond since 1953. The “A” frame sanctuary was constructed in 1964 and its design was recognized at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York and at Expo ’67 in Montreal. Saturday 10 am–4 pm Guided Tours (English & Mandarin)–every 30 minutes Sunday 11 am–12 pm Sunday Service (English) (Mandarin 3pm) Sunday 1 pm–2 pm Guided Tours (English & Mandarin)–every 30 minutes Sunday 12 pm–1pm, 2:30 pm–3 pm Closed
6680-8181 Cambie Road Saturday & Sunday 10 am–4 pm Located in the centre of Richmond, VIBPS facilities include the Buddha Hall, tea house, bookstore and library. The temple aims to propagate Buddhist teachings through cultural, educational, charitable programs and Buddhist practice. Enjoy displays and on-going tours. Sunday 10 am–4 pm Dharma Service—“Bathing the Buddha Ceremony”
17. Margreth Fry Fine Art Home Studio
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32. Danny Chen Fine Art Home Studio 13291 Steveston Highway Saturday & Sunday 11 am–4 pm Meet internationally acclaimed Richmond artist Danny Chen in his studio gallery and view over 70 original artworks. Saturday 11 am–12 pm Chinese brush painting technique demonstration Sunday 11 am–12 pm Acrylic Painting demonstration
33. Grandpa’s Old Cars 12391 Gilbert Road Saturday & Sunday 10 am–4 pm Rosewood Manor, a charitable organization for seniors with dementia, presents Jim Ratsoy’s spectacular collection of over 90 antique cars produced between 1906 and 1963. The collection also includes jukeboxes, neon signs and player pianos.
34. Lingyen Mountain Temple 10060 No. 5 Road Saturday & Sunday 10 am–4 pm The Lingyen Mountain Temple (Canada), established in 1999, is an overseas branch of Taiwan Lingyen Mountain, an orthodox Buddhist Monastery following the traditions of Pure Land Buddhism. Its ancient Chinese imperial architecture is a serene environment for spiritual nourishment, a ural and religious exchange. Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 11:30 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm Guided tours (45 minutes). Saturday & Sunday 10 am–4 pm (ongoing) Bathing the Buddha (Outdoors)
39. Richmond Jami’a Mosque 12300 Blundell Road Saturday & Sunday 10 am–4 pm This Muslim mosque, with its traditional Islamic architecture, is one of the largest in the Lower Mainland, accommodating upwards of 1,000 people. Guided tours throughout the day.
40. Nanaksar Gursikh Temple 18691 Westminster Highway Saturday & Sunday 10 am–4 pm Nanaksar Gursikh Temple, built in 1984, is of an unique architectural design. It’s open 24 hours daily, welcoming people of all ages and cultures. Since this site opened, continuous prayers have been held inside the temple. Thirty-minute tours, including a short presentation of Sikh culture and religion are on-going, starting at 10 am.
41. Raymond Chow Art Studio 144–11782 River Road Saturday & Sunday 10 am–4 pm Raymond Chow is one of Richmond’s most recognized artists and composers. Visit this unique art gallery studio to meet Chow, listen to a musical performance and view his prints, drawings, illustrations and paintings. Chow discusses his 380° drawings of Richmond and Vancouver in his newest book, Greater Vancouver 380°.
42. Richmond Fire Rescue: No. 5 Hamilton Fire Hall 22451 Westminster Highway Saturday & Sunday 10 am–4 pm Richmond Fire Rescue’s No. 5 Hamilton Fire Hall is a LEED Gold Certiﬁed building with many green features. This Hall includes an interesting Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus lab and full response ﬁre apparatus. On-site activities are ongoing, along with tours of the facility and public safety education information by on-duty crews.