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Richard Lam photo Water #10 is now owned by David Chung of Dava Developments. Its new home will be 10071 River Rd., once the planned residential community is built.

Biennale sculpture gets longer stay New owner not yet ready to move work to new residential community by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter A sculpture known for its fluidity will continue to be stationary for another few years. Water #10, an iconic Vancouver Biennale sculpture installed on the River Road dyke at Cambie Road, is likely to stay put until the end of 2013. Biennale sculptures, which also include Olas de Viento (Wind Waves) at Garry Point Park, are set to be removed as they’re sold now that the public art exhibition has formally ended. See Page 3

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Preschool given new lease on life Richmond’s only parent participation preschool still going strong by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter Gingerbread House Parent Participation Preschool has found a home—and parents at the 41-year-old school didn’t have to look far. Earlier this year parents contacted The Richmond Review after the No. 2 Road preschool’s longtime tenancy with Richmond Presbyterian Church appeared to be coming to a close. But the school has successfully signed a new one-year lease with the church, and is eyeing a long-term stay despite

pending renovations to the church. “We are hopeful that we can maintain our long-standing relationship with the church and work with them during renovations. Once the renovations are complete, we hope to negotiate a longer term lease,” said the school’s president Mary Irwin. The non-profit Gingerbread House is the only parent participation preschool in Richmond. Each family that enrolls commits to volunteering in the classroom and participating in monthly parent education sessions. Parents help shape the curriculum, decide on field trips and even determine tuition rates. The school now has space available in both its programs: for three-year-olds and four-year-olds. Parents and caregivers are welcome in the classroom and may participate as long as it takes for

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their child to feel safe and ready to be on their own. “Our program appeals to families that want to be involved in their child’s early education, while at the same time giving their child some independence,” said Irwin. “It’s the best of both worlds.” Two certified early childhood educators are employed at the school and at least one parent is on duty in the classroom each day—offering a high ratio of adults to children, said Irwin. The school offers a large classroom and outdoor play area. Families are encouraged to share their child’s preschool experience and meet other families with children of similar ages. For information, visit gingerbreadhousepreschool.org or call 604-2041008. The school is located at 7111 No. 2 Rd., near Granville Avenue.


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Steveston-shot TV fantasy a ratings winner Once Upon a Time draws 12.8 million US households by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter It was a fantastic debut for the top new drama of the TV season, as some 12.8 million U.S. households tuned in on Sunday night to watch ABC’s Once Upon a Time. The Richmond-shot fantasy, in which Steveston stars as the town of Storybrooke, Maine, was a Nielsen ratings winner, beating out Sunday Night Football and finishing second only to Game 4 of the World Series. For many people in Steveston, the Sunday night debut was a case of deja vu. A couple of weeks back, a sneek screening of the first episode was held at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery, and the show’s producer fielded questions and hinted that the fishing village would play a much more prominent role in upcoming episodes. “I enjoyed it. I hadn’t realized until we went to the screening that the main writers had come from Lost, and obviously, the show has a pretty good pedigree,” said Ted Townsend, spokesperson for the City of Richmond. The show stars Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, a bail bonds collector who gave up her son for adoption a decade earlier, only to be reunited with him, and told she’s actually the daughter of Prince Charming and Snow White. Morrison is best known for her work on hit TV series House, where she played Dr. Allison Cameron. The heavily-hyped fantasy-drama is the brainchild of Lost executive

Clayton Perry photo Crews prepare to film a scene from the ABC TV show Once Upon a Time in Steveston.

producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis. Townsend said there are always trade-offs when a company begins filming, and so while it’s a great boost for the local economy, it’s also a disruption in the area. “We appreciate the support of businesses and residences down there.”

Townsend said the city has reached a high-water mark in terms of filming activity, with numbers up this year compared to last. Along with the new ABC fantasy, another new TV series, Secret Circle, has also done some filming here. So have: • The Big Year, starring Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson,

which debuted two weeks ago. • The critically-acclaimed AMC TV drama, The Killing, is currently on hiatus after filming at Richmond City Hall. •Mission Impossible 4, which filmed at undisclosed local locations. Townsend said that if Once Upon a Time is a success, that bodes well

‘Aggressive’ building program underway to replace aging downtown facilities Construction of pool, seniors activity centre, fire hall to be managed by outside firm by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter Richmond City Hall is moving ahead with an “aggressive” building program by launching a search for a construction manager to deliver over $150 million in capital projects. The city is looking to ink a deal with a construction manager for a three- to five-year contract to provide construction management services on various projects. “With the number of major projects that we have on the books and other ones that

are under consideration, we do have a fairly aggressive building program over the next three to five years,” said Ted Townsend, city spokesperson. The projects include a $16-million hall to replace Fire Hall No. 1 at Gilbert Road and Granville Avenue, a new seniors activity centre worth $24 million—to be built on the existing Minoru Park site—and a $56-million aquatics centre to replace the aging Minoru pool. Other projects under consideration have a total estimated value of $138 million, according to a request for expressions of interest. Townsend wouldn’t say what those projects are, saying they’re in the “developmental stage” and haven’t yet been approved by council. In all the construction manager will be expected to deliver “over $150 million” worth of projects, according to the proposal document. Townsend said the contractor would work with city staff to ensure projects remain on track and on budget. The city used the same approach in building the Richmond Olympic Oval. In

“With the number of major projects that we have on the books and other ones that are under consideration, we do have a fairly aggressive building program over the next three to five years.” - Ted Townsend that case, the city paid Dominion Fairmile Construction Ltd. $7.3 million to manage construction of the $178-million venue. “It was very effective for us in keeping that project on line,” said Townsend. The most recent major public facility completed by the city is the $38.2-million Richmond RCMP detachment at 11411 No. 5 Rd. According to Townsend, the city spent $22.2 million to purchase the site—previously used by the Vancouver 2010 Integrated Security Unit—and $16 million to renovate the building.

for Richmond. “We’d love to see it continue to go on,” he said. Beyond the direct economic benefits of having a cast and crew of 150 working in town, and spending their money here, a hit TV show would further establish Richmond as an attractive backdrop for other TV shows and movies.

Water #10 stays by Middle Arm for now From Page 1 Water #10 is the only piece exhibited in Richmond that has so far been announced as sold. But its new owner has asked the City of Richmond if he can leave it as is until its new home is ready. David Chung of Dava Developments bought the piece to display at the Parc Riviera development at 10071 River Rd.—a new residential community being built on former industrial lands fronting the North Arm of the Fraser River. The city has approved a plan of 1,026 homes for the 8.1-hectare (20-acre) site—including 873 apartments and 82 townhouses—along with 44,230 square feet of commercial space. In a report to council

recommending the lengthened exhibition, public art planner Eric Fiss said the artwork has been “well received” by the public. “An extension to the exhibition at the Cambie drainage pump station would continue to be a benefit to the artistic and cultural enrichment of the city.” Fiss said the artwork will be relocated to the site in 2013, “subject to the pace of development at the site.” Water #10 is the work of artist Jun Ren of China. Made from stainless steel and weighing several tons, the sculpture is an inspired splash of water. It’s the vertical twin of another Vancouver Biennale piece, Water #7, which was installed in Vancouver’s Vanier Park.

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City Board Business Licence Bylaw 7360 Amendment Bylaws 8799 and 8798 The proposed amendments will remove the licence fee schedule from Bylaw 7360, place it in Consolidated Fees Bylaw 8636 and increase fees by two per cent.

Richmond City Council will consider the adoption of Amendment Bylaws 8799 and 8798 on November 14, 2011. If adopted, the bylaws would come into force and effect on November 15, 2011. Written submissions may be made to Council on the proposed bylaw amendments by writing to the City Clerk c/o 6911 No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC, V6Y 2C1, or by sending a fax to 604-278-5139. Arrangements may also be made for oral submissions to Council by calling 604-276-4163. All submissions received prior to the bylaw adoption will be forwarded to Council for consideration. A complete copy of the report is available on the city website at www.richmond.ca (City Hall > City Council > Agendas & Minutes > Council Meetings > 2011 Agendas & Minutes > October 11, 2011) or by calling the Business Licence Division at 604-276-4328. City of Richmond | 6911 No. 3 Rd. Richmond BC V6Y 2C1 | Tel: 604-276-4000


Martin van den Hemel photo Dr. Paul Pinkhasik has opened Medical Spa Club on No. 2 Road.

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Multi-milliondollar facility offers cosmetic and rejuvenation medical procedures by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter

Interested in the Noise Regulation Bylaw review and proposed amendments? We want to hear from you The general public is invited to attend an information open house to learn about and provide feedback on the Noise Regulation Bylaw review and proposed amendments. Thursday, October 27 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Richmond City Hall, Main floor Galleria 6911 No. 3 Road City staff will be in attendance at this drop-in style open house to provide information, answer questions and receive your feedback. Information and a survey provided at the open house will also be posted on the City’s website at www.richmond.ca/NoiseRegulation Your input is important to us and will be taken into consideration in finalizing the draft of the proposed bylaw and the development of options presented to Council. Background Given the very complex issues surrounding the impact of noise in a growing city, and the technical advancements since the inception of the City’s Public Health Protection Bylaw 6989, in 2000, the City is undergoing a noise regulation assessment. As part of the assessment, the City is holding a thorough community public participation process during October and November. In addition, the City has also scheduled opportunities for members of the business community and other stakeholders to provide their input. For more information Visit the City’s website at www.richmond.ca/NoiseRegulation or contact Wayne Mercer, Manager, Community Bylaws at wmercer@richmond.ca or call 604-247-4601. City of Richmond | 6911 No. 3 Rd. Richmond BC V6Y 2C1 | Tel: 604-276-4000


The place that once dished out pizza is now serving up a healthfocussed message, after transforming into a spot where people can lose weight, look younger, and feel better. Richmond Medical Spa Club, at 6611 No. 2 Rd., is the brainchild of Dr. Paul Pinkhasik, who’s been focussing his attention on this multi-million-dollar investment after years of running a successful clinic in Terra Nova. From acne scars, to pregnancyrelated stretch marks, to unwanted hair and blood vessels, to freckles, various light-based technologies can be used to make a world of difference, he said. Pinkhasik has been living in Richmond for more than 30 years, and while he’s a general practitioner, he’s been focussing his studies on aesthetic and bariatric medicine. What Pinkhasik offers is a one-

stop shop that features cosmetic and rejuvenation medical procedures, massage, medically-supervised nutrition, fitness and weight management, along with a fullyequipped fitness facility complete with wet and dry saunas, a yoga room, and a weight room. Still in the planning stages is a surgical suite that as soon as late next year could begin to offer daytime surgeries that don’t require overnight hospitalization. “I really enjoy this,” Pinkhasik said Monday during a tour of the expansive facility. “I have a superb team.” Pinkhasik said 80 per cent of his clients are women, and a large number are Japanese, including a woman who sought him out to deal with pigment spots on her face. Using a broad-band-light therapy, the spots virtually disappeared, only to resurface when his client failed to wear sun block while out in the sun. Since she began regularly using sunscreen, she hasn’t had to return for the past three years. At $400 per session, and with one to three sessions most common for the procedure, the woman was so happy with the work that she referred her friends to Pinkhasik. Asked what age range of people turn his way, Pinkhasik said he had to turn away one young set of potential clients, who were seeking to

have their already full lips further enlarged. In their early 20s, they sought out his expertise, but Pinkhasik explained the prospect of having out-of-proportion lips that would look terrible. “The hazard is it would make somebody look ridiculous,” he said. Aside from laser-based therapies, Pinkhasik does Botox injections and soft-tissue injectable fillers. In the case of one client, the before-and-after photos are telling of the transformative powers of the fillers, with clients commonly telling Pinkhasik that the images seem to be of a mother and daughter, not the same individual. Pinkhasik, who studied at the University of B.C., where he attended medical school before doing his internship at St. Paul’s Hospital, said some of the procedures are more expensive, including the injectable fillers, which come with a $3,200 price tag. The calcium-based compound does not result in an immune response, but the body does recognize it as a foreign body, and begins to produce a collagen scaffolding which keeps the filler in place. But it takes about 18 months for the calcium compound to be gradually absorbed by the body, and the procedure then needs to be repeated.

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Candidates handed wish list from firefighters Candidates asked to ‘pre-commit city funds’ by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter Firefighters are asking council candidates for an additional fire hall, new training centre, ladder truck, more staff and higher wages, according to an election questionnaire circulated by the union. According to the 211-member Richmond Fire Fighters Association, Richmond’s population has doubled since 1981, but fire staff has grown just 13 per cent. “It is no longer possible for our personnel to hit several industry standards regarding response times,” according to the association. Added the questionnaire: “We have sufficient staffing levels to run only one major incident at a time. We feel that this puts firefighter and public safety at risk since the city is left virtually unprotected while crews deal with that single incident.” Incumbent council candidate Evelina HalseyBrandt said she supports the firefighters, but won’t fill out the survey without knowing what the city budget, economy or other pressures on the city will bring. “If they ask for my philosophy, for my position, I will tell them exactly what it is, but I will not pre-commit city funds for a vote. I can’t do that. I never have, I never will,” she said. “Whatever the city can afford, I will make sure that it’s provided so that the city is safe. That’s one of my main objectives: to have a safe city.” Before committing to a ladder truck, she said, an analysis of how other cities with dense populations deal with tall structure fires must be done. As far as the city facing two major fire events, HalseyBrandt said Richmond is covered through mutual aid agreements with other municipalities. “We go to their aid, they come to our aid. I would hope we would never have one major incident, but if we were having more than one,

we would call upon our mutual aid partners, the same have called upon us many times.” The survey left firsttime council candidate Cliff Lifeng Wei with more questions than answers. Wei responded to the union’s questionnaire with questions, but so far hasn’t had a response. Nonetheless, he said matters of public safety are always “good to be put on top of the table and discussed in the public.” Incumbent council candidate Bill McNulty said the firefighters’ requests warrant looking at, but he said more information is needed before he can make commitments. “I’m supportive of looking at them, but I also want to look at the business plan that will accompany them.” McNulty said a training centre proposed by the firefighters could be a good thing for Richmond and even save the city money by having firefighters train here, but he wants to see a business plan first. Same goes for a proposal to build an additional fire hall in East Richmond to service the growing Port Metro Vancouver lands. “Everybody’s questions warrant some kind of response, but sometimes there’s not enough information to be able to say yes, to say no.” Richmond Fire Fighters Association president Cory Parker didn’t respond to a call from The Richmond Review. Richmond firefighters have been without a contract since Jan. 1, 2010. According to the questionnaire, “several minor issues” were resolved at the bargaining table, but “once it came to wage and term the city bargaining team withdrew from our discussions.” In previous election years, the firefighters association has endorsed a list of candidates for council. Last election’s list was released in early November and included a number of candidates who are also running this year: Linda Barnes, Cynthia Chen, Evelina Halsey-Brandt, Richard Lee, Bill McNulty and Harold Steves for council; and Malcolm Brodie for mayor. This year Lee is running against Brodie for the mayor’s seat.

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Three all-candidates meetings planned Voters will have a chance to meet the candidates running in the civic and school elections at a series of upcoming all-candidates meetings. •Richmond Community Services Advisory Committee and the Richmond Chamber of Commerce hosts an all-candidates meeting for mayoral and councillor candidates Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m., Executive Airport Plaza Hotel (7311 Westminster Hwy.). The chamber had scheduled an all-candidates debate for Nov. 2 at the same location, but now is co-hosting with the Richmond Community Services Advisory

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Local charged with concealing body A Richmond resident has been charged with concealing the body of a child, and interfering with a dead body, in connection with an incident during the summer. Carly Pullman made her first appearance in Richmond provincial court on Tuesday morning. Richmond Mounties are providing

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also executed on the 3300 block of Corvette Way, but no arrests were made there, or drugs seized. On Friday, RCMP Cpl. Annie Linteau said in an e-mail that the woman who was arrested had been released without charges. “These are dangerous and volatile operations,” said Supt. Brian Cantera, officer in charge of the Federal Drug Enforcement Program in B.C. “They pose significant risks to the safety of all residents and the safety

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Four men have now been charged in connection with last July’s RCMP bust of a bubbling meth lab on Gibbons Drive, near Terra Nova. And now they’ll become guinea pigs as the prosecution target of a first-ofits-kind-in-Canada charge under the controlled drugs and substances act: “possession of chemicals knowing they would be used to produce or traffic in meth.” As first reported by The Richmond Review, members of the RCMP’s Federal Drug Enforcement Clandestine Lab Unit executed a search warrant and entered an older house in a posh, residential neighbourhood at 6251 Gibbons Dr. on Thursday,

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PUBLISHER MARY KEMMIS, 604-247-3702 publisher@richmondreview.com EDITOR BHREANDÁIN CLUGSTON, 604-247-3730 editor@richmondreview.com STAFF REPORTERS MATTHEW HOEKSTRA, 604-247-3732 mhoekstra@richmondreview.com MARTIN VAN DEN HEMEL, 604-247-3733 martin@richmondreview.com SPORTS EDITOR DON FENNELL, 604-247-3731 sports@richmondreview.com ASSISTANT ADVERTISING MANAGER ELANA GOLD, 604-247-3704 elanag@richmondreview.com AD CONTROL RICK MARTIN, 604-247-3729 adcontrol@richmondreview.com SALES ROB AKIMOW, 604-247-3708 roba@richmondreview.com COLLIN NEAL, 604-247-3719 collinn@richmondreview.com LESLEY SMITH, 604-247-3705 lesley@richmondreview.com TORRIE WATTERS, 604-247-3707 torrie@richmondreview.com

EDITORIAL: Time for candidates to set themselves apart


ith every election comes the promise of new ideas, youth and energy being injected into the political system.

And there’s never a shortage of people who come out of the woodwork, thinking they’re up to the task of taking responsibility for the city’s finances, immediate future, and long-term vision. But not since the days of the rezoning of Terra Nova farmlands has there been a polarizing community issue on which political futures rode. And that’s where would-be councillors almost always fall short. Taking stock of a candidate’s potential isn’t all that hard.

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lunch, and doesn’t know the limits of the political sphere they’re seeking to enter. It can be argued that Richmond council has done a fine job of steering the development of Richmond into a top-notch city that’s the envy of many. But this council certainly isn’t infallible. Is there enough affordable housing in Richmond? Was too much time and staff effort spent on the Richmond Olympic Oval? Is the city too focussed on mega-projects? And are the halls of city hall overstaffed? If a candidate hasn’t taken the time to gauge the work of our current council, how can they possibly argue that change is needed, and that they’re part of the solution? The last thing this community needs is ignorance inside city hall.

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Ask her or him what the biggest issue Richmond faces. Or ask them to be critical of recent council decisions. If they can’t come up with something concrete, it’s a sign they haven’t done their homework, certainly not somebody worthy of a vote.. But even those who offer up a clever comment might inadvertently be exposing their Achilles’ heel. While Richmond is responsible for issues such as property taxes, our roadways, local community centres and emergency response facilities, there’s plenty that’s out of council’s control. If they say they’d like to change minimum wage, or change corporate and personal income tax rates, you’d best be served by nodding your head, and walking away slowly. Nothing worse than a candidate who’s out to

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y first glimpse of B.C.’s care system for developmentally disabled people was as a teen in the early 1970s. My grandfather brought me to his workplace, Tranquille “school.” The Kamloops institution that began life as a tuberculosis sanitorium in 1907 was by then converted to warehouse a different group of society’s outcasts.

Ambulatory inmatepatients wearing locked-on football helmets wandered the courtyard of a sprawling prison-hospital complex that featured its own fire station. Tranquille would hit the headlines a decade later, when Human Resources Minister Grace McCarthy announced she was enacting a plan, years in the making, to close such places. Tranquille, with 323 inmate-patients and 675 staff, would be first. A 1983 newspaper report captured the mood: “Mentally retarded persons in institutions must not be ‘dumped back on the doorstep of their natural families’ when these institutions are closed, the executive director of the B.C. Association for the Mentally Retarded warned Monday.” The B.C. Government Employees’ Union began an occupation of Tranquille buildings the next day, expelling managers. The sit-in lasted three weeks, joined by

Tranquille’s 120 psychiatric nurses, before staff agreed to work on the system that would replace it a year later. Some patients did go back to their families, with support services. And today B.C. has a network of 700 group homes, essentially smaller institutions. Their province-wide union contract was just renewed under the B.C. government’s “net zero” wage mandate, with an additional $18 million to enroll employees in dozens of contracted agencies to a pension plan for municipal employees. Lobbying and court action have forced expansion of provincial services to those diagnosed with autism and fetal alcohol conditions. People with Down syndrome and other disabilities now live much longer, to the point where some develop dementia as well. All this is on top of the many previously independent seniors

developing dementia and other disabling conditions at an accelerating rate. Stephanie Cadieux, the latest minister of what is now called Social Development, has asked for a multi-ministry examination of the adult care agency, Community Living B.C. As CLBC’s budget rises past $710 million, there are services from the health and children and families ministries going to disabled people as well. The political focus has been on CLBC’s closure of 65 group homes with only 200 residents, and its push for adult adoptions rather than institutions with shift workers. This is true “community living” that should be established where practical, with appropriate inspections. The NDP wants a moratorium on group home closures, even if they’re decrepit or mostly empty. It wants a backlog of 2,800 applications for new or

increased service eliminated, apparently without any efficiency moves. It wants an “independent review” of CLBC followed by a full-time independent advocate for developmentally disabled people. Cadieux says CLBC’s internal service quality advocate has a high success rate resolving family complaints. A toll-free line has been set up to direct service issues to a new client support group. On Friday Cadieux announced that a bonus program for CLBC management has been terminated. “In a people-first organization like CLBC, an incentive plan based on targets and measures is, quite simply, not appropriate,” said a statement from the ministry. No targets or measures. As Premier Christy Clark was recently reminded on health care, even talk of defined cost control is too politically risky.

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We need to take Richmond back from this wrecking crew Editor: Re: “City hall has become too corporate,” The Richmond Review, Oct. 19. Greg Halsey-Brandt is leaving city hall. If this doesn’t speak volumes to the situation here in Richmond then nothing does. Greg was one of the best mayors Richmond has ever had. He left and went to Victoria and I was not surprised when he came back to municipal politics where he could make a difference. Unfortunately things have changed and city hall has become, as Mr. Halsey-Brandt said, too corporate. It was always hard to put my finger on just exactly what it was that was wrong. There has been so much disconnect between city hall and the people of Richmond it was hard to pinpoint anything. Mr. Halsey-Brandt cleared that up for me. Richmond has lost its sense of community. How refreshing to

Greg Halsey-Brandt says Richmond City Hall has become too corporate.

hear a politician give his honest opinion and remove himself because he was unable to do the job he was elected to do. Anyone who knows Greg Halsey-Brandt knows that he would not be able to continue if he couldn’t do

for his constituents what they elected him to do. We owe it to him to act on what he has so graciously pointed out. We need to take Richmond back from this wrecking crew that has effectively disconnected itself from the people of Richmond. They ask us nothing, they tell us nothing. If they had a conscience they would walk away while we still have something to work with. From the Owe-val (which we would have never got if they had been honest with their bid and included maintenance costs) to expensive trips disguised as fact finding missions, they have no respect for the taxpayers and their money. What they have become very good at is collecting it. Thanks Greg, for your years of service and the genuine effort you’ve made to make Richmond a better place. Dean Beauvais Richmond

City hall needs a code of ethics Editor: There is a recurring theme in Richmond’s letters to the editor. It is criticism of the decisions made, and money spent, by our city government. Consider: the awkward rerouting of River Road— a key traffic artery for west Richmond—around the Olympic Oval site. The oval itself, too expensive for the average taxpayer, still ablaze with lights in the early hours of the morning. A dozen giant concrete pilings at Garry Point that interfere with the view and apparently cost $1 million. An $800,000 traffic scramble at No. 1 Road and Moncton, an intersection that merely needed proper traffic lights. Our city government, in an attempt to deflect criticism of the ever-growing bill for these misadventures, in last spring’s property tax mail out, tried to fob much of the blame for our tax increases onto the province and others. However, the fact remains that the four examples above are decisions made by our local government, which apparently cannot discern the essential from the frivolous. Some guidelines are needed. I would like to see our city council candidates support the institution of a code of ethics for Richmond’s elected officials and employees. Such a code would remind everyone that the taxpayer is the city employer, and that decisions made must be in the best interests of the taxpayer, always.

Such a code would remind everyone that the taxpayer is the city employer, and that decisions made must be in the best interests of the taxpayer, always.

I am tired of seeing bad decisions, and wondering who benefited from those decisions. From the day we moved here, we’ve heard stories about questionable practices at city hall. It’s time to clean up our act, and our reputation. It would not be difficult to draft a code of ethics. There is an excellent example in that used by the federal government. Before you scoff, let me say that thousands of federal civil servants have very clear guidelines to work by. Notice I did not say federal politicians. Are there candidates for the upcoming election who would institute a code of ethics? Let’s hear from them before voting day. Marion Smith Richmond

Residents, not noisy nightclubs, are the ones who need a break Editor: I am a longtime resident of Richmond and have lived on Caithcart Road most of my life. Caithcart Road was a wonderful place to live until the Shark Club appeared in December 2009. Our homes back onto the Sandman Signature Hotel. Sandman acquired a dormant liquor licence with the hotel purchase and then changed the quiet Japanese restaurant behind our homes into the Shark Club. This was done without any public input. Booming noise from this night club has kept numerous families awake until 2 a.m. several nights per week.

City staff have finally come up with a proposed new noise bylaw. This will allow the Shark Club to create more noise than a residential neighbour. There are two sets of rules—one for the noise a resident can make, and a far more lenient set of rules coming from a commercial property. We need a fair bylaw that addresses the noise, not giving a break to a nightclub that has no regard for its neighbours. The proposed limit is set too high and will not stop the noise from traveling into our homes from the Shark Club. R. Worden Richmond

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a special thank you to the members of Steveston Rotary who helped us set up and clear up after the sale. We would also like to acknowledge SaveOn-Foods at Terra Nova for its donation of food and refreshments for our volunteers and to thank Thompson Community Centre for hosting our sale. We rely heavily on donations of used books which are sorted, priced and packed by our members throughout the year in preparation for our sales. The proceeds of our sales are used to purchase items to enhance the collections at the Richmond Public Library. If you wish books to stay in your community and to benefit our local libraries, please donate your used books to our organization. Books can be dropped off at any branch of the Richmond Public Library or, if your have a large number of books, our members can arrange to have them picked up from your home. Next year is the 40th anniversary of the Friends of the Library, and we would like to invite former members whom we have lost touch with over the years to join us once again to celebrate our contributions to Richmond libraries. New members, of course, are always welcome. Our next sale is April 21 and 22, 2012. We hope to see you there. Betsy Blair Friends of the Richmond Library Society

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fancy myself a pretty amateur photographer, nothing noteworthy, but good enough that family and friends comment on my travel pix quite frequently.

Or they’re just being polite. With the advent of digital cameras and the iPhone everyone and his dog is able to take stunning photos and share them on Facebook or other online sites. On our recent trips to Israel and Playa del Carmen I snapped a few beautiful ones of doors, gates and entranceways, all of which I call my “artsy shots.” But then—I discovered a little gem of a book called Focus, Passages:

Your World, Your Images filled with gorgeous street photography by dozens of contributing artists. What this book does is gather together over 250 fabulous images of doorways, entrances, tunnels and openings from around the world. The colour shots are exquisite—some because of their simplicity and others because of their intricacy. Caught at the perfect angle and in just the right daylight these examples of creative vision will have you itching to grab your camera and find the perfect shot. Composition is everything, and these photographs catapult the ordinary to the realm of luscious art that anyone would appreciate. Another art book was sitting next to this one and caught my eye. It’s a huge coffee table book simply called Dogs by Tim Flach. What drew me to it was the front cover, which features a dog that very much resembles an out of control Swiffer duster. After looking through the book, I discovered that it’s a Puli or Hungarian herding dog. And because it’s such an unusual looking dog,

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dye jobs and haircuts that transform dogs into lions, freaks and otherworldly creatures. To each his own. While Flach includes descriptions of each breed featured in the book, the highlight is really the photographs. You don’t open this book for edification, you open it because of its undeniable appeal. Being the dog lover that I am, my heart just melted as I turned the pages of this gorgeous book. So if you own a dog or just admire man’s best friend from afar, you won’t want to miss this delightful book.

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arts & entertainment Company showcases ‘intimate’ magic of opera City Opera Vancouver to deliver program that includes music from classics and lesserknown operas by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter


nly film can match the effort required to stage an opera. That according to City Opera Vancouver artistic director Charles Barber, who also noted one key difference between the two art forms. As opposed to having a film happen at you, opera—if done right— happens through you, Barber said. “There is a world of magical difference between the two experiences. There’s something about the live human voice 20 feet away that is unmatched. There are reasons why we sing lullabies to our babies. It is so intimate. There are reasons why we sing love songs to our partners. It is so intimate.” City Opera Vancouver will recreate that intimate experience at Minoru Chapel next week in a pair of concerts featuring a program of arias and duets culled from operas such as La Traviata, La Bohéme, Carmen, Porgy and Bess, The Phantom of the Opera and H.M.S. Pinafore. The company will also showcase snippets from two

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Soprano Gina McLellan Morel and baritone Willy Miles-Grenzberg will perform at Minoru Chapel next Wednesday.

lesser-known works, The Ballad of Baby Doe by American composer Douglas Moore and Benjamin Britten’s Billy Budd, an opera based on the like-named story by Herman Melville. The Billy Budd baritone solo is a heartbreaking song sung the night before Billy is about to be hanged for being accused of disobeying orders while in service aboard a British frigate. Featured in the Wednesday performances will be soprano Gina McLellan Morel, baritone Willy Miles-Grenzberg, pianist Richard Epp and narrator Tom Durrie. Morel has sung numerous major roles, including Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, Pamina in The Magic Flute and Mimi in La Bohéme. Miles-Grenzberg is known for his many appearances with Vancouver Opera as well as Handel Society, Vancouver Philharmonic, New Westminster Symphony and

Canadian Opera Company. At the Minoru Chapel shows, audiences can expect City Opera Vancouver to continue its mission of helping viewers understand the world in which each masterpiece is given life. In other words, expect more than a simple staging of popular opera numbers. “The hard part is to tell people, for example, when Traviata was written, the AIDS of the day was tuberculosis—a disease whose means of transmission was not easily understood and there was no apparent cure. “To be told at that time, at the setting of Traviata, that you had tuberculosis, as does the heroine... this was, for all practical purposes, like at the beginning of the AIDS epidemic, a sentence of death for which there was no appeal. You died,” said Barber. “What we try to do when we tell

our stories is allow people to understand what it must have meant in the world of Traviata to have that death sentence, which cannot be appealed, just pronounced on you.” That’s the type of program City Opera Vancouver aims to put together—to showcase the “enchanting” and “truth-telling” power of opera, Barber said. The company formed five years ago with a mission of saving Pantages Theatre in the Downtown Eastside. The group was unsuccessful but continues to soldier on with a goal of bringing chamber opera to a wider audience. It has three major commissions on the go: Pauline, Margaret Atwood’s first opera; the Annenberg project, a new chamber opera based on the experiences of a U.S. Marine in Iraq; and the Brokeback Mountain project, an opera based on a 1997

story and 2005 film. This will be the company’s second time performing at the Minoru Chapel opera series, and the second time it’ll be able to swing sticks at a long-held perception of opera. “A lot of people have the completely wrong-headed idea that opera is the exclusive property of rich white people, and that kills us. We welcome rich white people, and we welcome poor black people, and everyone in between. In our view, opera is the common property of every civilized human being,” said Barber. The Minoru Chapel opera series continues Dec. 7 with two shows by Opera Pro Cantanti. The concerts will feature seasonal music by some of the great opera composers, including Gounod’s Ave Maria, Adam’s Oh Holy Night! and music from Handel’s Messiah.

Evening of eerie music to fill church Saturday Richmond Orchestra and Chorus Association hosts Halloween-themed concert this Saturday Eerie music of Gound, Saint-Saens and Mussorgsky will be centre stage at a special Halloween-themed concert Saturday, pre-

sented by the Richmond Orchestra and Chorus Association. Rising Stars: Halloween Edition is the group’s first concert of the season, and will feature violin soloist Kevin Ng. Ng, 16, has been studying violin with Nancy DiNovo and Richmond Orchestra conductor James Malmberg. He is first violinist with the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra and has played with the Delta Youth Orchestra and North Shore Sinfonia.

Presented in partnership with the Richmond Society for Community Living, tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and students, and $6 for children ages six to 12. Tickets are available at Long & McQuade, 6760 No. 3 Rd., the Richmond Orchestra and Chorus office by calling 604-276-2747, or at the door of Richmond Pentecostal Church, 9300 Westminster Hwy. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m. —by Matthew Hoekstra

From Russia with laughs Russian comedian Vladimir Vinokur will mount a show at River Rock Show Theatre Friday, Oct. 28. Vinokur uses skits, music and parodies to extract jokes. Tickets, $45 to $75, at ticketmaster.ca or 1-855-985-5000.

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Former Woodward teachers (from left) Ken Whitehead, George Nakanishi and Don Taylor pose with the school’s former custodian Horace Excell and former student Chris Kennedy at the Richmond elementary’s 50th reunion anniversay Sunday.

Don Fennell photos Alumni look through old assignments at Woodward School on Sunday.

Former Woodward student Chris Kennedy (left) catches up with his former teacher, Bruce Haddow, during the school’s 50th anniversary reunion Sunday. Kennedy, now superintendent of schools in the West Vancouver School District, was a student from 1978 to 1986.

Woodward School celebrates 50 years by Don Fennell Staff Reporter


here was plenty of reminiscing at Daniel Woodward Elementary on Sunday afternoon as former students, teachers and staff celebrated the Richmond school’s golden anniversary. Chris Kennedy was among the students marking the occasion. “I have many great memories,” said Kennedy, a Woodward student from 1978 to 1986, and now Superintendent of Schools in West Vancouver. Kennedy is an ardent sportsman who participated in many athletic endeavours during his school years, and later coached the Hugh McRoberts Strikers before becoming a member of the B.C. High School Senior Boys’ Basketball Association executive committee. Kennedy, now 38, said he acquired his love for basketball because of the influence of his Grade 5 teacher George Nakanishi and Grade 6 teacher Ken Whitehead. The latter also inspired him to become a lifelong fan of the Boss—Bruce Springsteen. But there were two other teachers who

also had a huge influence on Kennedy—Mrs. Ann Caffery, who taught him in Grades 1, 2 and 3, and Don Taylor, his Grade 7 teacher. “He became a mentor as we coached basketball together in the years that followed,” said Kennedy. Taylor, who began his career in education as a 22-year-old teacher in 1977, later became an administrator at Woodward—twice. He taught Grade 7 for five years before becoming vice-principal in 1982 and stayed there until 1992, save for one year in 1986 when he was at Sidaway/Hamilton. He then returned as principal from 1999 through 2004. Sports at Woodward are among Taylor’s treasured memories. He notes the school was No. 1 in the province at the B.C. elementary school level in track and field from 1973 to 1975, much of that success attributed to Kim Young. “He had a huge school of about 770 students at the time,” Taylor said. “But he was also a talented and dedicated coach.” Taylor, who plans to retire at the end this school term after 35 years (19 years at Woodward), said he holds a special fondness for Woodward. “I knew of the school growing up because

Woodward School Daniel Woodward Elementary began as an annex to Thomas Kidd Elementary in 1961 to serve the developing Shellmont area, according to Jon Henderson’s book Richmond Schools - What’s In a Name? By 1967, Woodward had become a fullfledged elementary school. The building was named after Daniel Woodward, who came to Lulu Island from Ontario in 1874, settling at the south end of No. 5 Road, which became known as Woodward’s Landing. He encouraged others to locate to the area and in 1879 signed the petition for the incorporation of Sea Island and Lulu Island into the municipality of Richmond. Woodward also served as a school trustee. there were a lot of kids my age who went there when Woodward opened in 1961, when I was (enrolled) at Ferris Elementary,” he said. “I knew a lot of them from playing soccer, either with or against. “But more important than that, I found Woodward to be a wonderful community.

The school was the centre of the community both literally and figuratively. There was a great family connection and the school was a big part of the students’ lives and the parents were always very supportive.” Taylor, now principal at Howard DeBeck Elementary, said he was keen to bring the community together again through a reunion. “I believe it was important to have wonderful displays which we did, but also to connect the people: student to student and student to teacher,” said Taylor, who began working on Woodward’s anniversary committee along with five others last April. “I wanted the have high attendance and really work at getting students and teachers from ’60s, ’70s and ’80s out,” he said. “I was fortunate that Woodward had in storage all the class registers from 1961 through 1990 when they stopped using them. Those were the historical documents of thee school which I used, (along with social media) to get a hold of many of the former students. I think we had about 400 people attend but we also had numerous emails from people too far away or unable to be there who wished they could have made it out.”

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Accused airport cocaine smuggler goes to trial Massive cocaine seizure at Vancouver International Airport in 2007

by Martin van den Hemel

an investigation launched by the RCMP’s Greater Vancouver Drug Squad a month earlier. His judge-and-jury trial on charges of importing a controlled substance, and possession of a controlled substance for the purposes of trafficking, began in B.C. Supreme Court on Tuesday. The trial is scheduled to last until Nov. 4.

Staff Reporter It’s been nearly four years, but a former Air Canada employee charged with trying to import 60 kilograms of cocaine through the Vancouver International Airport, is finally going to get his day in court. Steven Robert Von Holtum was 43 when he was arrested on Jan. 14, 2008 following


Investigators have long remained tightlipped about the case. The cocaine was seized by Canada Border Services on Dec. 23, 2007. RCMP Insp. Brian Cantera said at the time that the case was still local in scope, but could wind up going broader. Following the seizure, and Von Holtum’s arrest, he was initially suspended and then fired.


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The candidates for each of the offices at this election are shown in the ballot format to the right which will be used at the election.

Method of marking the ballot At this election you will receive a single ballot on which you should indicate your choices of candidates for the offices of Mayor, Councillor and School Trustee. To mark the ballot, simply connect the head and tail of the arrow pointing towards each of the candidates of your choice.

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Notice of General Local and School Election for Mayor, Councillors and School Trustees Saturday, November 19, 2011 — 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Election A General Local and School Election to elect a Mayor, Councillors (8 to be elected) and School Trustees (7 to be elected), all for threeyear terms, will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2011, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

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(Vote for (1) One Only)

(Vote for not more than (8) Eight)

Malcolm BRODIE

Chak Kwong AU RITE

Richard LEE


Cynthia A. CHEN Derek DANG



(Vote for not more than (7) Seven)





William Kang CHEN


Kenny CHIU

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Note: All candidates are residents of Richmond, BC.

Qualifications to be a voter If you are not pre-registered as a resident elector (also referred to as voter) for the City, you may still apply to be registered and vote at this election if you satisfy all of the following criteria at the time of voting, and if you swear or affirm a solemn declaration attesting that:

Examples of acceptable elector ID documents Canadian Passport

BC ID Card

Birth Certificate

BC Care Card

(a) you are a Canadian citizen

BC Driver’s Licence

BC Gold Care Card

(b) you are, or will be, age 18 or older on General Voting Day, Saturday, November 19, 2011

Citizenship Card

(c) you have been a resident of British Columbia for at least the last six months

Owner’s Certificate of Vehicle Insurance

Property Tax Notice or Utility Bill

Credit Cards or Debit Cards

(d) you have been a resident of Richmond for at least the last 30 days

(e) you are not disqualified from voting by the Local Government Act or any other enactment, or not otherwise disqualified by law

Non-Resident Property Electors: People who are eligible to vote as non-resident property electors may vote in Richmond provided that appropriate documentation is presented at any voting place. At the time of voting, non-resident property electors must present sufficient proof of ownership (i.e.: original Certificate of Land Title; City of Richmond Property Tax Notice; or BC Assessment Authority Assessment Notice) as well as written consent from any co-owners of the property. Other requirements for elector registration, including identification requirements described above will also apply. Non-resident property electors are encouraged to contact the City Election Office for further information on the process and to obtain the appropriate forms in advance of General Election Day.

(a) provide evidence of the applicant’s identity and place of residence, at least one of which must contain the applicant’s signature; or (b) provide evidence of the applicant’s identity, at least one of which must contain the applicant’s signature, and make a solemn declaration as to the applicant’s place of residence, in accordance with the requirements of the Local Government Act.

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An important initiative for this election is the implementation of a Vote Anywhere system. Voters are no longer required to vote at a specific designated voting place. In this election, voters can vote at any one of the 32 voting places on general voting day or the 9 advance voting opportunities.

Advance voting Advance voting for the election is available to all voters and will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the following locations and dates: Tuesday, November 8: Kwantlen Polytechnic University, 8771 Lansdowne Road

Saturday, November 12: McMath Secondary School 4251 Garry Street

Wednesday, November 9: Richmond City Hall 6911 No. 3 Road

Saturday, November 12: McRoberts Secondary School 8980 Williams Road

Thursday, November 10: Richmond City Hall 6911 No. 3 Road

Tuesday, November 15: Richmond City Hall 6911 No. 3 Road

Saturday, November 12: Cambie Community Centre 12800 Cambie Road

Tuesday, November 15: Richmond Olympic Oval 6111 River Road

Saturday, November 12: Library Cultural Centre 7700 Minoru Gate

General Voting Day General Voting Day will be conducted on Saturday, November 19, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the following 32 voting places:

In addition, to meet legal requirements when registering at the time of voting, each elector must produce at least 2 identification documents that:

Vote Anywhere initiative

Social Insurance Card

We have an elections Facebook page this year—it has all the information you need. Visit: facebook.com/richmondvotes.

Aberdeen Centre Mall 4151 Hazelbridge Way

Library Cultural Centre 7700 Minoru Gate

Blundell Elementary School 6480 Blundell Road

MacNeill Secondary School 6611 No. 4 Road

Brighouse Elementary School 6800 Azure Road

McMath Secondary School 4251 Garry Street

Burnett Secondary School 5011 Granville Avenue

McNair Secondary School 9500 No. 4 Road

Cambie Community Centre 12800 Cambie Road

McRoberts Secondary School 8980 Williams Road

City Centre (Lang) Community Centre 140–8279 Saba Road

Quilchena Elementary School 3760 Moresby Drive

Cook Elementary School 8600 Cook Road Garden City Elementary School 8311 Garden City Road General Currie Elementary School 8220 General Currie Road Grauer Elementary School 4440 Blundell Road

Richmond Secondary School 7171 Minoru Boulevard Sea Island Elementary School 1891 Wellington Crescent Spul’u’kwuks Elementary School 5999 Blanshard Drive Steves Elementary School 10111 Fourth Avenue

Hamilton Elementary School 5180 Smith Drive

Steveston-London Secondary School 6600 Williams Road

Homma Elementary School 5100 Brunswick Drive

Tait Elementary School 10071 Finlayson Drive

Lansdowne Centre Mall 5300 No. 3 Road

Talmey Elementary School 9500 Kilby Drive

Make your mark!

Tomsett Elementary School 9671 Odlin Road

Westwind Elementary School 11371 Kingfisher Drive

Watermania 14300 Entertainment Boulevard

Woodward Elementary School 10300 Seacote Road

West Richmond Wowk Elementary School Community Centre 5380 Woodwards Road 9180 No. 1 Road In early November a Voting Card will be mailed to each registered voter. This card will list all the voting places. Bring this card to the voting place for express service. If the address shown on your Voting Card is incorrect, you may be required to process a change of address or change of name when you go to the Voting Place to vote. Electors who do not receive a Voting Card in the mail may use the online “Where do I vote?” search tool available on the City website at www.richmond.ca/electionservices/voters/locationsearch to determine the locations nearest their current address.

Voting by mail ballot Voting by mail ballot (and where required, elector registration in connection with voting by mail ballot) is available for this election, for those electors who have a physical disability, illness or injury which affects their ability to vote by other means, and for persons who expect to be absent from the municipality on general voting day and at the times of all advance voting opportunities. Electors requesting a mail ballot are required to sign a statement indicating that they qualify for a mail ballot. Those electors wishing to vote by mail ballot may make application to the Chief Election Officer until Friday, November 18, 2011 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. weekdays (excluding statutory holidays). Applications for mail ballots may also be made between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on General Voting Day, Saturday, November 19, 2011. Further information on the procedures and qualifications for voting by mail ballot may be obtained by contacting the City Election Office, Richmond City Hall, at 604-276-4100, between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays (excluding statutory holidays).

Ballot marking device A ballot marking device will be available at the Lansdowne Centre Mall voting place on General Voting Day (November 19) and at the Advance Voting opportunities at City Hall (November 9, 10 and 15). The ballot marking device allows people with disabilities to independently mark their own ballot. The device accepts a standard ballot and, with the aid of descriptive audio, enhanced video display, Braille keypad, and connections for sip/puff devices, the elector uses this machine to mark their choices on the ballot. While the option would always remain for voters with disabilities to bring someone with them to assist them with the voting process if they so desire, the ballot marking device is available as an option for those who wish to cast their ballot independently.

More information For more information please contact the Election Office at 604-276-4100 or visit: www.richmond.ca/electionservices/overview /richmondvotes THIS IS AN IMPORTANT NOTICE. PLEASE HAVE SOMEONE TRANSLATE IT FOR YOU. INFORMATION IMPORTANTE: TRADUISEZ S’IL VOUS PLAIT.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

sports Cat scratch fever rising at McMath

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

Girls’ volleyball team poised to challenge for provincial supremacy by Don Fennell Sports Editor


hey have all the makings of a provincial championship team: poise, resolve and talent. The only thing remaining is for the R.A. McMath Wildcats high school senior girls’ volleyball team to realize their potential. Under the guidance of head coach Rob Forbes and assistant Gagan Mahal, the Wildcats are poised this week to possibly take over the No. 1 ranking among the province’s quad-A teams. Last weekend, McMath won the prestigious 16-team Handsworth Royals’ tournament which featured six of the province’s top-ranked teams including No. 1 Kelowna Owls and No. 2 Riverside Rapids of Port Coquitlam. The Wildcats, who entered the tournament ranked No. 3, swept their Friday qualifying games against Kelsey Franks, Heritage Woods and St. Patrick’s and continued their winning ways Saturday by overpowering Little Flower Academy and then defeating Riverside in the semifinals. They won the final in two sets over the Seaquam Seahawks. “This weekened was a very good test for us because the top three or four teams in the province were there, and we managed to beat them at the right time,” said Forbes. But as much as the Wildcats are

clearly a team that seems destined for even greater success, Forbes refuses to even take their qualifying for the provincial championships for granted. And that, in part, explains precisely why they’re such a vaunted team. McMath’s practices are often much more intense than some of their games. Forbes said it’s important to constantly challenge the players. “They may not be as big as some other teams, but we have some weaknesses too,” he said. “We try to work on those while also adding new things like different offences, and plays for particular sitautions.” Earlier this month, the Wildcats finished third at the 48-team University of B.C. invitational tournament, followed by a second-place showing at the Best in the West in Kelowna where they lost a hardfought third set to the host Owls. And with one game to go (tonight at 5:30 p.m. the 7-0 Wildcats host the 5-0 Hugh McRoberts Strikers), McMath remains undefeated in the Richmond league. “The girls have jelled really well. They’re just a great group of kids to work with,” said Forbes of the three Grade 12 and eight Grade 11 students. He said the community-based Air Attack Volleyball Club deserves credit for the players’ strong fundamentals, adding many are also currently training at the Volleyball Centre of Excellence at the Richmond Olympic Oval. See Page 23

Depth and teamwork has served the R.A. McMath Wildcats well this season as the team flirts with the No. 1 ranking in the province at the quad-A level.

Don Fennell photos Two of the province’s top talents, Rebecca Hansen (3) and Juliana Kaufmanis (7) combine for a point during the R.A. McMath Wildcats’ 3-0 win over the Richmond Colts in high school senior girls’ volleyball play Monday at Richmond Secondary School. The Wildcats are one of the top-ranked quad-A teams in the province this season.

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New array of online tools also launched on bdc.ca MONTREAL, Oct. 17, 2011 / CNW Telbec/ - The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) today announced that it is setting aside $200 million for loans to help entrepreneurs gear up with information and communications technology (ICT). “Our government is pleased to announce this initiative as part of its digital economy strategy, which aims to make Canada a global leader. Greater adoption of digital technologies is a key element of our strategy, and their use is an effective driver of productivity and innovation across every sector,” said the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry. “We are committed to ensuring that the right conditions are in place for businesses to succeed, as they continue to create jobs and strengthen our economy.” The BDC President announced this new initiative for the launch of Small Business Week®, which is running from October 16 to 22 under the theme “Power up your business. Invest. INNOVATE. Grow.” This represents a significant milestone in the government’s digital economy strategy, a multifaceted effort to position Canada as a leading innovator, adopter and user of game-changing information and telecommunications technologies. Initiatives such as this that facilitate the uptake and use of digital technologies will increasingly determine success in the global economy. Accessible financing to

invest in ICT Both BDC client and nonclient companies, including small businesses such as individual or home offices, may apply for a loan from this ICT initiative. BDC will speed up and simplify the processing of these applications. “To finance investments in ICT, entrepreneurs normally use short-term financing, which quickly reduces the company’s working capital,” explained Halde. “With this $200 million that BDC is earmarking for investments in ICT, entrepreneurs may pay back the loans over the medium term, which protects the company’s working capital.”

Entrepreneurs with ICT projects that do not exceed $50,000 must submit their loan applications online at www.bdc.ca. Companies that need more than $50,000 can contact the BDC business centre in their area, apply online or call BDC customer service at 1 877 BDC BANX (232-2269). Online tools to help entrepreneurs evaluate their own situation and make informed decisions To help entrepreneurs use ICT efficiently in their companies, BDC today launched on bdc.ca its new Smart Tech online resource

“We are committed to ensuring that the right conditions are in place for businesses to succeed, as they continue to create jobs and strengthen our economy.” Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry The loans can be used to purchase hardware, software and consulting services including Internet solutions to boost online sales. “For these types of loans, BDC is taking on more risk because of the intangible nature of the assets securing these loans,” added Halde. “If this initiative helps entrepreneurs invest in their productivity and innovate and grow, it will prove to be a good investment.”

centre that offers a wide array of technology tools for small businesses. Smart Tech features solutions specifically designed to meet small business needs, and, more specifically, to boost their productivity and accelerate their growth. Through Smart Tech’s different modules, entrepreneurs can access tools and services that will help them learn more about the products available in

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Richmond Chamber is pleased with successful shipbuilding bid he Richmond Chamber of Commerce welcomed last week’s announcement that Seaspan Shipyards was successful in receiving a contract to build non-combat ships under the Federal Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS). The NSPS contract is a 20-year, $8 billion federal program. “This is a great example of a partnership between the private sector and government producing jobs and making a very positive contribution to the provincial economy,” said Lisa Wong, Chair of Richmond Chamber of Commerce. “We fully appreciate that we are an important part of the Lower Mainland’s economic engine; when any company in our


“This is a great example of a partnership between the private sector and government producing jobs and making a very positive contribution to the provincial economy,” Lisa Wong, Chair, Richmond Chamber of Commerce

region scores a “win” we all win.” The bid as secured by Seaspan Shipyards in North Vancouver will have an economic impact throughout Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Island and the province as a whole. The benefits will extend to other BC shipyards which will participate with Seaspan Shipyards, and to suppliers of everything from construction to

professional services. In addition, the cluster of companies, capital and human resources it will support will act as a continued catalyst for the province’s technology sector. This contract will provide new opportunities for knowledge transfer between our postsecondary institutions and fostering the next generation of marine industry and technologies.

John Winter, President and CEO of the BC Chamber of Commerce, added “We anticipate that the positive ripple effects of this contract will benefit businesses across multiple sectors and create jobs on a very large scale. To put this into context, the total benefit of this contract to the BC economy will outweigh the 2010 Winter Olympics by a factor of ten.”

Small business financing solutions explored mall businesses are an important part of Canada’s economy, but they face unique challenges when seeking financing. The Canada Small Business Financing Program makes it easier for small businesses to obtain loans from financial institutions by sharing the risks with lenders. Eligibility Small businesses operating for profit in Canada with gross annual revenues of $5 million or less. Farming businesses, not-forprofit organizations, or charitable and religious organizations are not eligible under this program. Loans can be used to finance up to 90 percent of the cost of ■ purchasing or improving land, real property or immovables; ■ purchasing leasehold improvements or improving leased property; or ■ purchasing or improving new or used equipment. Amount of Financing Up to a maximum of $500 000 for any one business, of which no


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avigating the regulations for importing goods to Canada can often be confusing. With the rules frequently changing it is important that you keep up to date on the latest amendments in order to stop your small business from incurring financial penalties.


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Canadian Food Inspection Agency To keep up-todate on any changes to legislation for any food, agriculture or animal based products; importers should monitor announcements from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Many importers wrongly assume that food products sold in the US, EU or across Asia will be automatically let into Canada. However,

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Enjoying a banner season, the R.A. McMath Wildcats high school senior girls’ volleyball team is hoping to top it off with a provincial championship.

Wildcats clawing their way to the top From Page 18

“It makes my job easy,” he said. “The kids come with all the tools. It’s just a matter of putting the right people in the right spots on the floor.” Forbes said the players’ experience and talent allows the Wildcats to present several different looks depending on their opponents and particular situations. “We made some real adjustments when we played Riverside,” he said. “And if we play them again I expect we’ll have a different look. It’s important to present a different look, especially when you’re playing teams over and over again.” Fifth in the province in 2010, the Wildcats are keen to build on what they accomplished a year ago, said Forbes, who believes championship teams are built on a defence-first philosophy. Fortunately, his

players have bought in. “The kids are so confident that they never get flustered,” he said. “Two or three times this weekend, when we trailed, they just kept playing their game realizing they didn’t need to panic. “We believe you can win a lot of games playing good defence and the girls dig up a lot of balls that most others simply wouldn’t try for.” The depth of talent on the Wildcats also makes them a team difficult to defend against. Though setter Rebecca Hansen and middle/ power Juliana Kaufmanis (both members of the B.C. U16 and U17 teams respectively last year) form a powerful one-two punch, this is a team that can put any six players on the floor and succeed. If you somehow manage to shut Hansen and or Kaufmanis down, there’s

the likes of Kristen Almhjell and Katrina Tolentino (also provincial team players) to deal with. And then there’s Sydney Jensen, Amber Pomeroy, Natasha Magnus, Hilary Schaap, Danielle Kiss, Marta Gorgopa and Katrina Tan whose contributions are just as notable. “Every athlete is going to have an off day, even your best player,” said Forbes. “But it’s nice to not have to worry about that (because there’s always someone to step up on the Wildcats). We can give so many different looks based on the players we put in. For example, every player on this team serves completely different, some with power and some real strategically. It’s because of the options we’ve got that this team is as successful as it is.”

Rebecca Hansen (3) is in the thick of the play for the R.A. McMath Wildcats during action Monday against the Richmond Colts.

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Rock ’n roll

Don Fennell photos R.A. McMath student Anthony Lai works on his shot during the Richmond high school curling league’s practice session Saturday at the Richmond Curling Club.

Steveston-London student Maverick Kilbride keeps an eye on his shot.

Richmond Christian student Danica Lee (left) joined the boys during the curling practice.

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sports Back to back

Don Fennell photos Two of Richmond youth soccer’s U14 teams played back-to-back Saturday morning at Minoru Park. At left, a member of the U14 Silver Division Ravens unleashes a howitzer against North Vancouver, while above the Hooligans and Tigers tangled in an all-Richmond match which the Hooligans won 3-1.

Olympics boosted pride and economy: report Canadian pride and Vancouver’s economy were buoyed by the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, according to the Games-Time Report of the Olympic Games Impact Study released Tuesday. The report, which examines socio-cultural, economic and environmental impacts of the Games, is available at the University of British Columbia’s Centre for Sport and Sustainability website: www.css. ubc.ca. “This study confirms what we all saw during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games,” said Canadian Olympic Committee president Marcel Aubut. “The sense of pride that swept up our nation was a turning point in our nation’s history. The Games injected millions into the local economy and great strides have been made in making these events

more environmentally sound.” Socio-cultural impacts •Inclusion—Aboriginal groups and minorities participated in the bidding, planning and staging of the Games. Data from opinion polls conducted before and after the Paralympic Games showed that public awareness of people with disabilities increased as a result of the Games.

ture were a significant aspect of the hosting of the 2010 Games. •Housing—There were no new data related to homelessness and affordable housing subsequent to the Pre-Games Report. The report noted that possible media attention and local advocacy efforts may have catalyzed government efforts to address these issues. The following OGI report is expected to provide further insight on these issues.

• Sport – Municipal, provincial and federal governments introduced policies and projects to leverage the Games, including a program for excellence in sport, Own the Podium,that likely increased the number of medals won by Canadian athletes.

Economic impacts •Business and jobs—New businesses and new jobs were created that related directly to the Olympics such as venue operation, as well as indirectly such as hotel and restaurant jobs.

• Arts and culture —Arts and cul-

•Real estate—Increases in the

cost of hotel stays and in real estate prices in the year 2010 were both potentially due to the Games. •Tourism—Increases in YVR airport traffic (passenger and freight) and in visitor spending around the time of the Games were both potentially due to the 2010 Winter Games. •Tax revenue—The Games-time report conservatively estimates that the public sector benefited by at least $50 million (CAD) in total tax revenue from Olympic activities. Environmental impacts •Greenhouse gas emissions–Data from VANOC showed that Olympicrelated greenhouse gas emissions increased every year following 2005, with an eight-fold increase

during Games-time compared to the organizing period, mainly due to transportation to and around Vancouver. •Mode of travel—During the Games, travel into and out of the downtown core (where many Games-related events were held) increased. During this period, the share of low-impact modes of travel into and out of the downtown core became the dominant mode of travel over personal vehicle use. •Energy consumption—Olympicrelated energy consumption for facility operation and transportation during the Games was almost an equal share between fossil fuels and renewable sources. Most of the energy (80 per cent) was used for venues and facilities.

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And the beat goes on for Sockeyes Richmond looks to extend undefeated streak to 10 games Thursday versus Port Moody by Don Fennell

games. He too added to his total last week, picking up a goal Sports Editor and an assist versus Grandview The Richmond Sockeyes have and two helpers against North literally dominated the Pacific Vancouver. International Junior Hockey The Sockeyes likely would have League to start the 2011-12 sea- enjoyed an even more lopsided son, sporting a 9-0 record as they win against the Steelers had prepare to host the Port Moody it not been for the stellar play Black Panthers of Grandview (4-2-4) tomorrow goalie Tyler (Thursday) at 7:30 Read. He made p.m. at Minoru 43 saves, many Arenas. of the spectacRookie Justin ular variety, inRai improved cluding one off his league-best Rudi Thorsteinpoints total to 22 son (nine goals with six points in in nine games) two games last on a first peweek; four coming riod penalty in a 4-1 Richmond shot. win last Thursday Kootenay over the visiting Alder, who Grandview Steelstill sports the ers and two in a league’s best 7-2 Sockeyes’ win Rookie Justin Rai added to goals-against at the North Van- his league-leading point average of couver Wolf Pack total with six points in two 0.33 after three on Saturday. Rai games last week. He now games, earned now has 10 goals has 22 points on the season. the win in net and 12 assists in for Richmond. nine games. Jonah Imoo, whose goal-against Fellow Sockeyes’ rookie Carter average is an impressive 0.83, Popoff remains second in league won for the sixth time in as many scoring with 19 points in nine games at North Vancouver.


Don Fennell photo With a little help from a friend (defenceman Ryan Cooper), Richmond Sockeyes’ goaltender Kootenay Alder keeps the puck out of the net against the Grandview Steelers during a 4-1 PIJHL win last Thursday.

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Low signs with Merritt of BCHL The Richmond Sockeyes’ success has already cost them the services of at least one player to Junior A hockey this season, and more could follow suit. Gritty forward Brayden Low has signed with the Merritt Centennials of the B.C. Hockey League and was in their lineup during a 2-0 win over the Surrey Eagles last weekend. Richmond general manager Richard Petrowsky said Low played well in his Centennials’ debut, and the coaching staff was particularly impressed with his strength in the faceoff circle. Recovering from an off-season knee injury, Low, 17, had one assist in five games with the Sockeyes who retain his Pacific International Junior Hockey League rights. He Brayden Low has graduated from the Richmond is also affiliated with the Portland Winter Sockeyes to the BCHL’s Merritt Centennials. Hawks of the Western Hockey League.

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Sandhu continues torrid scoring for C’s

Selects’ roster packed with locals

Steveston Karate hosting masters

Hockey prospect is excelling

The 2011 Burnaby Mountain Selects’ field lacrosse roster was announced this week and it’s chock full of local talent. Richmond players selected to the team are as follows: •Chandler Bradley, boys’ sophomore, midfield; •Brad Hofmann, boys’

The Steveston Karate Club will be hosting a Masters Seminar this weekend at the martial arts centre, 4111 Moncton St. The seminar will feature Steveston’s own Toshi Uchiage, the only Goju WKF world men’s champion in the last 10 years, and Hideto Nakano, who


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FOURSQUARE GOSPEL CHURCH OF CANADA Richmond Christian Fellowship Worship Time 10:30am Location MacNeill High School 6611 No. 4 Rd., Richmond phone 604-270-6594 www.rcfonline.com

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

Worship Services 9:00am and 11:00am Promise Land (Children’s Church) Children ages 4-12 • Nursery available

Teaching Series: SEARCHING FOR GOD Relevant, biblical preaching that touches the heart Uplifting worship and warm fellowship CHILDRENS GYM NIGHT (ages 6-12) TUESDAYS from 7:30-9:30 pm at Blundell Elementary School (Limited registrations) Youth, Young Adult and Adult programs beginning Sept. 19 Call the church ofďŹ ce for more information (604 277-1939)

FILIPINO PENTECOSTAL CHURCH Apostolic Pentecostal Pentecostal Church Church Intl. Intl. Apostolic Be part of the new pioneering church in Richmond

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6-2 in the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League. The Canadians will miss Sandhu (who has 13 points in 10 games) this coming weekend as he will be with Team BC when it travels to Moose Jaw to compete at the U16 Challenge Cup.

is coach of the Japan Senior National Team, kumite champion, and Japan kata champion. The sessions begin Saturday at 9 a.m. with a session on kumite, followed by a kata session at 10:45 a.m. Sunday’s sessions begin at 9:30 a.m.


Richmond’s Tyler Sandhu continues to terrorize opposing goalies. The Greater Vancouver Canadians’ forward earned four more points in two games last weekend as the C’s tied the South Island Thunderbirds 3-3 and won

junior, defence; •Evan Hunt , boys’ junior, midfield; •Kieran McKay, boys’ U13, midfield; •Mark Sahota, boys’ freshmen, defence; •Misa Sekikawa-Luding, girl’s high school; and •Dawson Yates, boys’ U11, midfield.

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or email us at circulation@richmondreview.com Route Boundaries Number of Papers 14100277 Bayview, English, Ewen, Gerrard, Hayashi, Moncton 185 14100247 Richmond St 82 14100177 Second Ave, Third Ave, Fourth Ave 46 14100232 Second Ave, Third Ave, Fourth Ave 30 14100230 First Ave, Chatham St 27 14100241 Broadway St, Fifth Ave 81 14903119 Foxglove Cres, Mayflower Dr 52 14903115 4000 Blk Granville Ave 55 14903073 Gibbons Dr (6000 Blk), Tiffin Cres 66 14903089 4000 Blk River Rd (Between No 1 & Mccallan) 23 14903071 Forsyth Cres, 4000 Blk Westminster Hwy 59 14903076 5000 Blk Gibbons Dr, WestmInster Hwy 38 14903072 Forsyth Cres 49 14901046 Cairns Crt, Garrison Rd 38 14901042 Garrison Crt, Garrison Rd 85 14901020 2000 Blk River Rd, 2000 Blk Westminster Hwy 41 14901214 Chatsworth Rd, Cheviot Pl 44 14201124 Cavendish Dr, Pugwash Pl 69 14201130 Annapolis Pl, Campobello Pl, Louisburg Pl 53 14202021 Elkmond, Florimond, Kirkmond, Lamond, Sedgemond, Stilmond 79 14903064 Riverdale Dr 50 14901175 7000 Blk No 2 Rd 66 14203245 Elsmore, Vinmore 68 14203241 Fairhurst Rd, Youngmore Rd, Littlemore Pl, Ullsmore Ave 85 14203135 Fairdell Cres 64 14201154 5000 Blk Williams Rd 71 14203260 Lancelot Dr, Gt, Crt 79 14202023 9000 Blk No 1 Rd, Pendlebury Rd 87 14202262 4000 Blk Francis Rd 20 14201115 Springthorne Cres 57


Kitimat Modernization Project, Kitimat, BC Rio Tinto is a leading international mining group headquartered in the UK, combining Rio Tinto plc, a London and NYSE listed company, and Rio Tinto Limited, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. Rio Tinto’s business is finding, mining, and processing mineral resources. Major products are aluminum, copper, diamonds, energy (coal and uranium), gold, industrial minerals (borax, titanium dioxide, salt, talc) and iron ore. Activities span the world but are strongly represented in Australia and North America with significant businesses in South America, Asia, Europe and southern Africa. For more information, please visit www.riotinto.com. Rio Tinto Alcan is the aluminum product group of Rio Tinto, headquartered in Montreal, Canada. Building on more than a century of experience and expertise, Rio Tinto Alcan is the global leader in the aluminum industry. With over 24,000 employees in 27 countries, Rio Tinto Alcan is a global supplier of high-quality bauxite, alumina and primary aluminum. Its AP smelting technology is the industry benchmark and its enviable hydroelectric power position delivers significant competitive advantages in today’s carbon-constrained world. As part of Rio Tinto Alcan Primary Metal North America, the company’s BC Operations is based in Kitimat, British Columbia and is one of the largest industrial complexes in the province. Employing about 1400 people and contributing more than $269 million annually to the provincial economy, the Kitimat based aluminum operation is poising for future growth. The Kitimat Modernization Project is a key strategic brown field initiative for Rio Tinto Alcan using the most advanced version of AP technology. This future smelter is projected to have an aluminum production capacity of 420 000 tonnes per year.


DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING Class 1 Highway Drivers & Owner Operators Wanted

Regular work, dedicated units, Benefits after 3mos. Minimum 2 years mountain exp. required. Fax resume & N print abstract to 1-888-778-3563 or E-mail to jobs@bstmanagement.net or Call: 604.214.3161

DELIVERY DRIVER / YARD PERSON Metro Roofing requires experienced Delivery Driver and Yard Person. Must be able to work with minimal supervision and be be familiar with the Lower Mainland. Must have clean driving record and valid class 3 drivers license. Good communication skills essential.

Please call: (604)888-4856 or fax: (604)888-4827 DRIVER. COMPANY EXPANDING. Looking for Class 1 driver who can cross border and go into ports, preferably with 1 year flat deck exp. Serious replies only. Fax resume & abstract to 604-853-4179 or email trish@sprucehollowheavyhaul.com

Drivers & Owner / Operators Req’d

For flat deck and heavy haul divisions of a busy Langley based company. 2 trucks available for lease to own. Must have previous experience.

Fax resume to: 604-888-2047 TransX hiring O/OPS BC-AB Excellent Rates + Lease Program PH: 1 877-914-0001



ACCOUNTING & Payroll Trainees needed. Large & small firms seeking certified A&P staff now. No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888-424-9417.

To qualify for this position the candidate must have: -University degree in a relevant discipline or relevant experience -5 years of procurement experience in an industrial environment -Previous project experience would be desirable -Certified Professional Purchasing designation The rewards and benefits of working for Rio Tinto are market benchmarked and very competitive, including an attractive remuneration package, regular salary reviews, incentive programs, employee savings plan, competitive pension plan, a self education assistance policy, and comprehensive health & disability programs. To apply, please submit an online application (resume) directly at our website at jobs.riotinto.ca. Resumes must be received by Friday, 4 November, 2011. Rio Tinto Alcan would like to thank all applicants, however only those shortlisted will be contacted.



ALBERTA earthmoving company requires a journeyman heavy duty mechanic. You will work in a modern shop and also have mechanics truck for field work. The job is at Edson, Alberta. We require that you have experience on Cat crawlers and or Deere excavators. Call Lloyd at (780)723-5051.

Holbrook Dyson Logging Ltd Has vacancies in the following job: Heavy Duty Mechanic. Details can be seen at http://hdlogging.com/ Fax resume to 250-287-9259 We are still hiring - Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilfield construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilfield roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-7235051.

WILD & Crazy, Can’t Be Lazy!

$11 - $20 per hr! $500 Hiring Bonus!! Expanding advertising company is looking for 10 people to start right away. We offer: Paid Training, scholarships, travel, advancement, & benefits. Must work well in a team atmosphere. F/T 18+.

Call today, Start tomorrow! Erica 604-777-2196


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We have immediate F/T openings (daytime only) for experienced & enthusiastic Building Managers. You have the experience & knowledge to perform administrative duties & co-ordinate activities related to managing buildings. You are knowledgeable about janitorial cleaning routines. You have the ability to communicate with building residents, co-workers & the general public in a pleasant and courteous manner and are able to work alone or with others. Five Star Building Maintenance offers attractive wages including comprehensive health & dental benefits.

Please email your resume to topcareers@fivestarbc.ca or fax to 604-435-0516.



Required for Westcoast Moulding & Millwork in the Lower Mainland Division. Experience in Millwork, building products, Punjabi and/or Hindi considered assets. Positive attitude and dedication rewarded with: ◆ Excellent remuneration ◆ Benefits

SANDWICH ARTISTS Riverport Entertainment Park ALL SHIFTS, F/T & P/T No experience necessary. Uniform and training provided. 1 free meal included daily.

SUBWAY. Call Amy 604-771-5986 Please No Calls Between 11:30 - 1:30PM


PLANT WORKERS Required by Fish Processing Plant for day shifts Please apply at: #200-11251 River Rd. Richmond.


TUTOR WANTED for Gr. 10 Computer Drafting. (Auto CAD). Must be exp. Richmond. 604-233-0901





604-777-5046 SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS - start or grow your small business. Free to apply. Qualify for up to 100K. www.leadershipgrants.ca.


Required for Dorman Timber Ltd. in the Fraser Valley area. Must have previous experience. First Aid is an asset. Competitive Wages. Please fax resumes with covering letter to 604-796-0318 or e-mail: mikayla.tamihilog@shaw.ca EXCLUSIVE FINNING/Caterpillar Heavy Equipment Service Training. GPRC Fairview Campus. Grade 12 diploma required. $1000. entrance scholarship. Paid work practicum with Finning. Potential apprenticeship opportunity. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

Experienced Welder

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Before you go anyplace else, take a walk through the Classifieds for the best bargains around! Check out our “MERCHANDISE FOR SALE” section in the 500’s!

Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Ltd. designs and manufactures bulk materials handling equipment typically used in mining, forestry and oil sands. The business has been in operation since 1955 and is located in the Port Kells area of Surrey. The successful candidate will have at least 10 years welding experience and at least 5 years of CWB certification using metal-core wire for steel fabrication.

To apply submit resume by Email to rspeers@iem.ca or fax to 604-513-9905

Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door.

Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.bc.ca

Five Star Building Maintenance has Immediate F/T and P/T openings (daytime only). We offer training programs, attractive wages and comprehensive benefits. Fax resume to 604-435-0516 or email to careers@fivestarbc.ca


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PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $269, 2 coats any colour

Tree removal done RIGHT! • Tree & Stump Removal • Certified Arborists • 20 yrs exp. • 60’ Bucket Truck • Crown Reduction • Spiral Pruning • Land Clearing • Selective Logging ~ Fully Insured • Best Rates ~

(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services. www.paintspecial.com

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To apply submit resume by Email to rspeers@iem.ca or fax to 604-513-9905 WATERCRAFT IN SUMMER, Snowmobiles in Winter, ATV’s in Between! Become an Outdoor Power Equipment Technician. GPRC’s Fairview College Campus. Apprenticeship opportunity. On-campus residences. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.


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BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG PUPPIES FOR SALE. First shots and dewormed. Call 778-551-1901 $1250 a PUP. Take me home! CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977

CONCRETE & PLACING Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

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YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627



ADDITIONS, Renovations & New Construction. Concrete Forming & Framing Specialist. 604.218.3064

MIN. EXPRESS PAGING SYSTEM Reasonable Rates 604-270-6338




Call Ian 604-724-6373


JASON’S ROOFING All kinds of re-roofing & repairs. Free est. Reasonable rates. (604)961-7505, 278-0375



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5 mo. old looking for a loving homeVet checked: eyes, ears & heart Registered CKC & micro chipped Parents, champion CKC registered. Socialized with children and other animals Call : 604 - 460 - 8086

EGYPTIAN MAU, Native Bronze male, neutered, 2yrs. Healthy, imported. Shy. $450. (778)297-4470 ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPPIES Available!!! For more information Call Andrei 604-970-3807. KITTENS, Orange tabby, Call (604)703-1077 LABRADOODLE PUPPIES Family Based Hobby Breeder 604-595-5840. Avail Nov 19th. redbarnlabradoodles.blogspot.com NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com PB Czech German Shepherd PupsWorking and pet quality. Dewormed, vaccinated, temperament tested, health guaranteed. Proven bloodlines $1500.00. Call: 778-8364048 e-mail: german_shepherds@live.ca Persian kittens reg. Snow Whites Silver.1st Shots. Ready to go. Health guar. $600: 604-538-1446.

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed! SMALL JOB specialist, all repairs. Carpenty & flooring. Kit. & bthrooms a specialty. Dan 604-761-9717

Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Ltd. designs and manufactures bulk materials handling equipment typically used in mining, forestry and oil sands. The business has been in operation since 1955 and is located in the Port Kells area of Surrey. The successful candidate will have at least 5 years experience as a steel fabricator.

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Rio Tinto Alcan - Kitimat Modernization Project is seeking to fill the role of Procurement Specialist based in Kitimat, BC. Procurement Specialist Kitimat Modernization Project Ref. No.: KIT0001K The Procurement Specialist will be responsible for developing and implementing an interface strategy and process between the current Operations and the Project Team; establish new contracts for goods and services associated with the new operations; recommend inventory levels; and work on agreed plans and timeframes to ensure first metal is delivered on schedule. Specific role responsibilities include: -Develop and implement a Commercial strategy to support the achievement of the Kitimat Modernization Project’s business goals that is aligned with Rio Tinto’s overall commercial strategy. -Lead the supplier negotiations for major new contracts and manage the contracts in line with Project/Operations requirements. -Responsible for ensuring delivery of all goods/services required by the relevant subcontract(s), including time, quality and cost. -Advise new stock levels for materials and consumables to support production plans and adjust to meet requirements. -Manage the interface between new Operation/Maintenance departments regarding the recommended spare parts listing. -Work closely with the Regional Economic Development group to ensure alignment of strategy. -Coordinate and ensure resource expertise as required to meet delivery outcomes in all commercial areas. -Provide key supplier performance feedback. -Respect the procurement budget.

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314 MERCHANDISE RENTALS 50’ Boathouse for rent. Crescent Beach Marina. $950/mo, short or long term. Incl. moorage, electricity, water. Call 604 614-2737.



A PHONE DISCONNECTED? We Can Help. Best Rates. Speedy Connections. Great Long Distance. Everyone Approved. Call Today. 1877-852-1122. Protel Reconnect.



1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. We move - We ship - We recycle. Senior- Student Discount. 604-721-4555. ABE MOVING - $35/Hr. Per Person *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020




Swiss Mountain pups. Look like Bernese but short-hair & smaller. $1500. Gentle. 604-795-7662.


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“LIZZY,” #224931, SF, DSH, 1.5 YEARS I was left on a back porch step in -30˚weather in January. That kind person brought me to the SPCA where they kept me warm & safe. I’m still waiting for my forever home. Often people think black cats are less interesting looking, but I think I’m beautiful! I love to play & snuggle & give affection just as much as any cat. If you have room in your heart for me, please come & meet me!

TO ADOPT CALL 604-277-3100

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• Water Heaters • Hot Water Tanks • Plumbing, Drainage, Gas Plumbing • Fireplaces & Conversion to Gas • Furnace, Boiler Repairs & Installation

We specialize in driveway, sidewalk, patio, foundation and retaining wall, all kinds of concrete jobs. We also do fencing jobs.

• Fertilization (packages available) • Hedge trimming & Pruning • Yard clean-up • Pressure washing • Gutters

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email: admin@richmondreview.com REAL ESTATE


Plumbing • Electrical • Woodwork • Drywall • Bathrooms • Painting • Handyman • Textured Ceilings • FREE Quotes Door Repairs: Patio • Pocket • Bi-folds • Shower Insured / WCB and I’m a Nice Guy! Mike Favel • 604-341-2681

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SAWMILLS from only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.


BEST FIREWOOD 32nd Season & 37,000 Cust Deliv. Fully Seas. Maple, Birch, Alder 604-582-7095




DO-IT-YOURSELF STEEL BUILDINGS Priced to Clear - Make an Offer! Ask About Free Delivery, most areas! Call for Quick Quote and Free Brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.


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DINING ROOM SUITE with 4 chairs & 3 pce wall unit, Light oak. $750 obo. 604-276-9701

MATTRESSES staring at $99 • Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331


FOUR Bed, 2 1/2 Bath, 1439 sq ft, Dbl garage Townhouse AVAIL NOW. Close to all amenities. Very clean, and family oriented. NS NP $2200/month. 7788591470 kital@shaw.ca

Richmond; newly reno’d lge. 2 bdrm. W/D prov. South Arm area, avail immed, $1150 incl utils. James 604-657-0649


HOUSE FOR RENT Steveston Village. 3 bdrms, 2 full baths, 3 parking, newly renovated, quiet CDS, 5 mins walk to Steveston Park and community ctr. $2100/mth. (778)388-9998



Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

BUILDING SALE... FINAL CLEARANCE. “ROCK BOTTOM PRICES” 25x40x12 $7350. 30x60x15 $12,700. 35x70x16 $15,990. 40x80x16 $20,990. 47x100x18 $25,800. 60x140x20 $50,600. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422.



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CENTRAL RICHMOND, Move in with suitcase. Beautifully furnished apt., 1/bdrm., incl rec ctr, heat. NS, NP. $1200. Dec 1. (604)526-9529


RICHMOND, William/Shell. Newly reno’d 4 bdrm upper, h/w floors, storage, deck, $1425; 2 bdrm bsmt ste, storage, $875. Lots of prkg. Whole house $2200. NS/NP. Nov 15 or earlier. 604-277-8269.

Located in central Richmond, close to all amenities & Kwantlen College. Rent includes heat and hot water.Sorry no pets.

Call 604-830-4002 or 604-830-8246 Visit our website: www.aptrentals.net Richmond. Lg 2 bdrm + den. 1140 sq. ft. View property. Indry, parking. $1700/m Nov. 1. Call 604-808-4911

707 APARTMENT FURNISHED RICHMOND. FURNISHED one Bedroom suite on main floor of house with Family room, Kitchen, Bathroom, Shared Laundry. Utilities, Cable, Internet included. Private entrance and parking spot(s) Rent $850. Located near Ironwood Mall. Call 604-537-5580 for further information

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL DELTA Nr. Scott Rd. & Hwy. 10. Rent or lease 2000 sq. ft. shop space & 500 sq. ft. office area. Lots of prkg. & outdoor storage. Suitable for repairs of construction equip. 604-596-1791, cell 604-220-3929






BLUNDELL & #2 RD. Lg 3 bdrm, nr school/bus/shops. Ns/np, avail now. $1200+60% utils. 604-277-4194



Richmond - 2 Bdrm Townhouse $1650 Completely renovated, laundry, private patio, plenty of storage, family oriented. Available Nov 15. Call 604-272-9482 RICHMOND QUEENSGATE GARDENS Conveniently Located Close to schools & public transportation. Spacious 2 & 3 bdrm townhouses. 6 Appl’s., balcony, 2 car garage, 2 full baths, gas f/p. 1 Year lease required. No Pets. Professionally Managed by Colliers International Call 604-841-2665



INSTANT AUTO CREDIT We can finance your auto loan in minutes, you Drive Home Now or we deliver to BC & Alberta www.DriveHomeNow.com WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in October, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca


RICHMOND, Francis/ Gilbert. 2/bdrm, gas f/p, sep entry, share w/d & util. N/P, N/S. Prefer couple. Avail Dec 1. $1050. (604)277-7700 RICHMOND. Large 2 bdrm bsmt suite. Newly reno’d. N/S, N/P. Utils incl. 604-278-4167 or 604-721-8406 RICHMOND. Sparkling 2 bdrm priv F/P, 4 appls, lndry. Carport, fenced N//P. $1095. Nov 1. 604-833-2103


ELECTRIC SCOOTER- Motorino XPC. Only 471 KMS. Mint Cond. $1500/firm.Call Doug 604-703-4261

RAILWAY/WILLIAMS 3 bdrm house, 2 levels, fam/rm, dble garage & fncd yard, insuite laundry. Yard maint by owner. TJ @ Sutton Proact, (604)728-5460


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CLEAN 2 BR app. on Bridgeport and Airey Drive, top floor, huge balcony, 3 patio doors, mountain view, close to major routes/skytrain/shops, 2 bathrooms, 2 parking spots, w/d, hot water included. 1200$. 604-247-2264.

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Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231

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14,400k, Ford V-10, fully loaded, walk-around queen, lrg. living rm. slide w/ topper, sleeps 8 gen. (2.5hrs.), back-up cam., electric step, great pass through storage, exc. cond. (ns/np) $44,500

Call: 604-626-8566 or 604-536-0416 (eve.)



AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pickup anywhere in BC, Min. 10. Toll Free Call:1.877.334.2288 The Scrapper



1997 Cadillac Deville - Loaded. Immac. Cond. New tires & brakes. Private $6900 obo. 604-364-1554 2000 FORD FOCUS SE, 179K, auto, fully loaded. Runs like new. $2500. 778-893-4866 2004 OPTRA air cond., loaded, 4 door, 127m,000km. Air Cared. $4500 obo 604-780-8404 2011 Ford Mustang GT white, low mileage, 1 owner, clear title, no accidents, $15800, rosegodby@yahoo.ca



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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the estate of ESTATE OF MARK BRUCE CLARKE, ALSO KNOWN AS MARK B. CLARKE, AND MARK CLARKE, deceased, late of #304, 11240 Daniels Road, in the City of Richmond, in the Province of British Columbia, are hereby required to send particulars of their claims to the Executor at the following address: c/o McQuarrie Hunter LLP, Barristers & Solicitors Attention: Allison Catherwood #1500 - 13450 102 Avenue, Surrey, B.C. V3T 5X3 before the 28th day of November, 2011, after which date the Executor will distribute the said estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to claims of which the Executor then has notice.



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hadow puppets told ancient stories about light at Parker Place last Saturday as the mall celebrated its energy efficiency. The show was put on by BC Hydro, which was there to present Parker Place with a cheque for $214,110—a rebate for updating their facility as part of the Power Smart program. “It doesn’t just benefit the mall, it benefits everyone,” said Alex Kwong, who is on the Parker Place council. Reducing the amount of energy consumed at the mall is important “mostly for the environment,” Kwong said, but it will help the mall save money in the long run too. Over the last year Parker Place achieved 38 per cent energy savings, “which is phenomenal,” said Victor Chow, a key account manager at BC Hydro. The upgrades needed to achieve this, which were done by Honeywell, were 43 per cent rebated by BC Hydro, according to Chow. There was an area set up for kids to make their own puppets before the show put on by puppeteer Maggie Winston.

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his year we provided three grants to support worthy community initiatives in Richmond: T-shirt sponsorship for the Financial Literacy for Youth (FLY) Conference, funds to reduce registration fees for the Richmond Art Gallery’s Arts for Life event, and funding towards a playground renovation for children with disabilities at the Richmond Society of Community Living. The general public had a say in awarding grant and scholarship money to high school students that participated in Zenith in Action presented by Coast Capital Savings. This annual competition encourages youth to submit proposals for community project ideas they have. Finalists compete at Lansdowne Mall and the winner is selected by the public and a panel of judges. Applications for Zenith in Action 2012 will be available on our website shortly.

The annual Benefit Brunch event is our way of connecting youth and adult leaders in Richmond over a hearty meal and great entertainment. We had an excellent turn out in May, and are hard at work planning the next brunch for May 12 2012 at Greenacres Golf Course. Stay tuned for registration details!

The Be Remarkable Community Campaign, launched by a Vancouver agency that represents the Credit Unions of BC, used a Facebook fan page and ‘photo tagging’ as a mechanism to distribute donations to charitable organizations. RYF was one of the chosen charities for Richmond, and we received $1360 from this campaign.

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Over Twenty Years Serving Richmond 1990-2011

Over this past year we have added four members to our Executive Council as well as nine members to our General Committee. For the upcoming year, we plan to continue strengthening RYF’s presence in the Richmond Community while providing more grants to support youthbenefiting projects. Executive Council: Nadia Meherally (Chair, Grants Committee Co-Chair) Ronak Samadi (Vice-Chair, Internal Relations Chair) Andy Li Jennifer Chu (Treasurer) Louisa Yeung (Benefit Brunch Committee Co-Chair, Grants Committee Co-Chair) Mandy Cheung Sabrina Oh (Secretary, Community Relations Chair) Stefan Chua Sylvia Tam (Fund Development Chair) General Committee: Allison Lau Christine Joseph Jaclyn Chiu Jasmine Chan Joyce Li Justin Ma (Graphics Design Committee Chair) Katrina Suen (Zenith in Action Co-Chair) Kelly Wong (Zenith in Action Co-Chair) Leo Leung (Benefit Brunch Committee Co-Chair) Maggie Kong Michael Cheung Natalie Suen Otto Chan Quinnie Sin

RICHMOND YOUTH FOUNDATION WINNERS, ZENITH IN ACTION 1st Place: Keen Environmental Youth Conference By: Jessica Yeung A green conference held for students in grades 8-12. Students will be educated on sustainability and the environment, and will be challenged to explore greener resources. 2nd Place: Walk4Water By: Rachel Wong and Hilary Wong An initiative to empower Richmond youth to take action against the lack of access to clean water around the world. This year’s kick off walk is the first step towards a full length water education program. 3rd Place: Food for Thought By: Stephanie da Silva, Farah Kassam, Xinya Wang A project to educate elementary students about poverty that exists in Richmond. After raising awareness about the issue, elementary students will be empowered to act and provided with opportunities to do so. 4th Place Rainwater Collection & Garden Expansion By: Larissa Goh, Zach Noso A project to establish a rainwater collection system to water their school garden, which they will expand. They will grow organic produce which will be used by their school foods program, sold in the community or donated to the food bank.

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t is with great pride that I begin my role as Chair of the Richmond Community Foundation, a well respected organization entering its 21st year. Our Foundation is a very unique one as we are the only philanthropic community organization dedicated to building a broad permanent endowment fund that can address a wide spectrum of charitable needs in Richmond, connecting many donors to the community needs. I would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to outgoing Chair Mike Brow for his outstanding stewardship through to our 20th anniversary year, during which Sylvia Gwozd, Chair we have built our asset base of permanent endowment funds to more than $3million. Special recognitions are also extended to retiring directors Lorraine Palmer, who is our remaining founding director, Barb Goodwin, who worked on so many special events, and Martin Hui, who provided so much youthful leadership. I would also like to welcome the newest Directors to our Board: Frank Claassen, Sandra Gebhardt and Julie Halfnights. Our very active grants committee, chaired by Marg Picard, retired social planner for the City of Richmond, regularly scans key community partners to identify the current needs in Richmond and sets annual goals. Since our inception and during tough economic times we have provided 234 grants totaling more than $700,000 to worthwhile Richmond charities. Our scholarship committee, chaired by Vice Chair Chris Evans, has significantly supported Richmond students’ educational needs with 263 scholarships totaling more than $133,000. We are part of a growing organization, Community Foundation of Canada, representing 178 members from coast to coast, and part of a network of foundations in major cities such as Vancouver, Victoria and Ottawa. CFC was established in 1992 to build stronger communities by enhancing the philanthropic leadership of community foundations. This year in particular I would like to pay tribute to one of Richmond’s most active philanthropists and one of our founding donors and on going generous supporters, Milan Ilich. Our most sincere

thanks go to the family of Milan Ilich for the very generous donations from the Maureen and Milan Ilich Foundation. I was inspired at his service as so many attributed the secret to Milan’s success to his hard work and his building of many partnerships, a key insight that we will model as we are guided by our threefold purpose of stewardship, leadership and partnership. We continue to build our partnerships with organizations such as the Richmond Orchestra and Chorus, Touchstone Family Services, the Richmond Board of Education, and individuals such as Karen Sipko who have a very real impact on the health and vibrancy of Richmond. To find out more or join our efforts to provide philanthropic leadership in Richmond visit our website at www.richmondfoundation.org. Sincerely, Sylvia Gwozd Board Chair,

2010 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Brow, Mike Past Board Chair Chiu, Michael Member at Large Claassen, Frank Diston, Bill Treasurer Evans, Christine Vice Chair Froh, Jeff Gebhardt, Sandra Gwozd, Sylvia Chair Halfnights, Julie Leung, Danny Li, Andy Mcphail, Terry Meherally, Nadia Picard, Margaret

COMMITTEES & CHAIRS Annual Golf Tournament – Terry McPhail / Jason Snyder, Blue Ribbon Advisor – Michael Chiu, Community Grants – Margaret Picard Fund Development – Mike Brow, Richmond Youth Foundation – Nadia Meherally, Investment and Finance – Bill Diston, Scholarship – Chris Evans

COMMUNITY LIAISONS Rosewood Care Foundation – Barb Goodwin Richmond Sunset Rotary – Michael Chiu

COMMITTEE MEMBERS Alan Rae, Andy Li, Carolyn Convey, Corisande Percival-Smith, Craig Jones, De Whalen, Dianne Dupuis, Donna Sargent, Eric Yung, Gary Perks, James Westmacott, Jennifer Chu, Jim Kojima, Judy May, Kim Streit, Linda Chrystal, Lorraine Palmer, Louise Fry, Louise Young, Magdalen Leung, Martin Hui, Mary Kemmis, Peter Raju, Pius Chan, Ralph May, Rick Henderson, Rob Akimow, Robert Bitcon, Ronak Samadi, Wayne Duzita

PARTNERS & SUPPORTERS Air Canada, Blundell Centre, Brown’s Social House, CCL Landscapes Ltd., City of Richmond, Community Foundations of Canada, Conway Richmond Ltd., Dan-DFood Ltd., Dorset Realty Group, Greenacres Golf Course, Kronier & Sparrow Ltd., Linda & Terry McPhail Fund, Matson peck & Topliss, Mercedes Benz Canada Inc, Milan & Maureen Ilich Foundation, Quilchena Golf & Country Club, RBC Dominion Securities – Alan Rae Wealth management Team,, RBC Foundation Richmond Review, Richmond school District 38, Richmond Sunset Rotary Club, Rosewood Care Foundation, Royal Bank, Shaughnessy Golf Club, Tieman Design, Tourism Richmond Vancouver Foundation, WorkSafe BC

GOLF TOURNAMENT VOLUNTEERS Alice Hung, Andy Li, Anna Zhao, Barb Goodwin, Brandon Johnson, Cathy Ho, Cecilia Chan, Chris Evans, ChunLin Li, Julie Sanders, Laura Matthews, Leo Leung, Linda Chrystal Linda McPhail, Lorraine Palmer, Louise Fry Louise Young, Mark Husken, Otto Chan Paco Lee, Penny Yuan, Sabrina Oh Sandra Gebhardt, Shelley Leonhardt Sherry Chen, Sylvia Tam, Therese Wong Rob Akimow, Gary Perks

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TOURISM DRIVES BUSINESS AND SUPPORTS OUR COMMUNITY he Richmond community annually handles more than four million person nights of tourism activity through visitors staying in our hotels or with their friends and family. Tourism is about so much more than just visitors to our city. It is also about making sure Richmond grows, stays strong and healthy, and that tourism revenues are being reinvested in the community. Tourism Richmond and their partners have identified two key initiatives in support of the Richmond community, Corporate social responsibility is a core value to the tourism industry and these initiatives will also present increased tourism opportunities. The first initiative is the creation of an endowment fund that will provide scholarships to individuals wishing to enter the tourism industry but lack the funds or resources to upgrade their skills or education. The fund will be administered by the Richmond Community Foundation in partnership with Tourism Richmond. This endowment fund, thanks to Tourism Richmond’s board of directors, the Richmond Community Foundation and the River Rock Casino Resort has already reached $15,000. The Richmond Community Foundation and Tourism Richmond are partnering on the


upcoming annual golf tournament. Watch for exciting news on this event. The Terracotta Warriors are coming to Richmond! This second initiative is a limited edition public art project which will showcase local artists and our Asian community while supporting and enriching the lives of children with disabilities. Produced by the BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities, the Warriors will be on display throughout Richmond and Vancouver with all proceeds going towards funding the Lions Society’s Easter Seal Camps and Houses. “The more sculptures we can get sponsored, the more funds we can raise to help send disabled children from Richmond families to experience the joys of an overnight summer camp,� says Tracy Lakeman, CEO of Tourism Richmond. “Our city will also be filled with beautiful art sculptures celebrating the best of Asian culture which will help increase visitation and create positive community impacts.� Businesses can get involved by sponsoring an artist along with the sculpture to be placed in Richmond in 2012. Tourism Richmond and the Richmond Chamber of Commerce have each committed to sponsoring a sculpture and encourage other businesses to do the same. For information on being a sponsor/patron of a Terracotta Warrior please contact Stephen Miller at smiller@lionsbc.ca or visit www.terracottawarriors.ca.

YOUTH IN ACTION he Richmond Youth Foundation (RYF) hosted its annual Benefit Brunch at the Hilton Vancouver Airport Hotel last Saturday, May 28. What a success! The event brought together over 100+ youth leaders and adults from the business and non-profit sectors in Richmond. The objective of the Benefit Brunch is to raise money for the RYF endowment fund while providing youth the opportunity to expand their networks and connect with like-minded community organizations. This year’s theme was “Seeking Innovation, Pursuing Opportunities� and featured keynote speakers Iris Lo (Co-founder, Financial Literacy for Youth) and Jeff Willis, (Founder, Creative Toolbox). Various community project ideas were proposed, and with the launch of the RYF Ideas Bank, the city of Richmond has some great things to look forward to! The Benefit Brunch was also a time to recognize outstanding high school graduates in our community. The Richmond Community Foundation granted the Kronier Family Scholarship and Etta Demerse Memorial Scholarship to 15 deserving Richmond student leaders. Notably, the Richmond Sunset Rotary Club Art Scholarship was granted to Gavin Law and Kevin Wong received the Richmond Community Foundation Scholarship. Keep your eyes open for the 4th Benefit Brunch in the upcoming year- you are already invited! Written by Kelly Wong, Benefit Brunch Planning Committee Member.


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wenty-five years ago, with drive and determination, Rick Hansen wheeled through 34 countries in 26 months to complete his nowfamous Man In Motion World Tour. His incredible worldwide journey inspired and electrified an entire nation to believe that anything is possible and moved thousands of people to make a difference in their communities. That same drive and determination has been embraced by the Rick Hansen Foundation - a registered charity established in 1988 — to raise awareness of the potential of people with disabilities, accelerate progress in building inclusive communities and achieve breakthroughs in spinal cord injury (SCI) research. The Richmond Community Foundation is proud to honour our Richmond Resident, Rick Hansen and his Foundation and congratulate them on their 25th Anniversary Celebrations. At the heart of their work is the belief that all of us can make a difference. Join the Rick Hansen Foundation in their journey as they strive to make the world a healthier and more inclusive place. The Richmond Community Foundation is also proud to manage and invest the Rick Hansen Richmond Community Accessibility permanent Endowment Fund. Congratulations Rick!

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RICHMOND SCHOOLYARD SOCIETY The Richmond Schoolyard Society (RSS) would like to thank the Vancouver Foundation for their generous grant of $25,000. This money has helped the Society expand its services into East Richmond and connect even more children with healthy vegetables. In 2011, the RSS worked with over 150 children in East Richmond, and over 500 in seven other schools. The students planted, weeded, harvested, and learned to cook their own produce for an entire season. Each child tried dishes like kale chips and vegetarian chili. Connecting kids with gardens is the cornerstone of our work. We feel that this combination builds healthy communities. Children who recognize beets, kale, and beans make better food choices as adults and pass this knowledge down to their children. Schools that have participated in our program are also seeing added benefit. Four schools have been able to develop their own gardens, on-site, so that even more children can experience growing food. By investing in our children, the Vancouver Foundation has truly invested in the future of Richmond.

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“RCF grants are made possible by financial gifts from people who care passionately about our community and want to help others” For over 20 years now RCF annual Grants have funded over ???…..organizations for projects that directly benefit Richmond residents. Our grants impact a variety of sectors and age groups…the Arts, Social Services and Health, children, families, seniors, and those with special needs. We support organizations that are looking to start innovative new services, who may have had funding for valued services cut back, or who need a credible Funder to be able to leverage other grants. The Foundation hosted a successful Community Scanning Meeting earlier this year where agency staff and community members discussed what they saw as priority needs in Richmond. The City of Richmond staff shared preliminary findings from their Social Plan and the Vancouver Foundation gave highlights of their Vital Signs Report. This information helps the Foundation identify priority areas for funding. We are excited about how this year’s grants

I 2011 Richmond Sunset Rotary Club Scholarship Recipient: Gavin Lai, R.C. Palmer Secondary Presenter: Mr. Wei Liu, Richmond Sunset Rotary

The James and Ann McPhail Family Scholarship March 9 2011 Presented by: Dr. Arthur Coren, Dean of School of Business Mr. Terry McPhail and Mrs. Linda McPhail Recipient: Veronica Miller, Dean’s Honour Roll, student representatives with the BC Human Resources Assoication (BCHRMA)

Congratulations on the Richmond Community Foundation’s 21st Anniversary Blundell Centre retailers serve their community in an abundance of ways. Many of the businesses at Blundell Centre are family-run and from the heart of the community. These families live and work in the neighbourhood; they are people-oriented, aware of community needs and local knowledge. They consider their customers Over 47 Shops and Services their neighbours and have built up long-term LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF satisfying relationships with them. NO. 2 RD. & BLUNDELL RD.

will be used. Our grant to the Richmond Food Bank supports a new program to attract and involve seniors to volunteer with their service. RCF funds will be used early next year to extend the popular Children’s Arts Festival for two additional days, so that even more kids can participate. Facing the challenge of finding affordable housing will be made easier by the Poverty Response Committee’s new Rental Connects program, a housing registry. The Foundation’s grant to CMHA for their pilot “Wellness Program” enables them to purchase fitness equipment so that their clients can be physically active. RCF thanks the citizens of Richmond for their generous donations that enable us to help others.

RCF GRANTS COMMITTEE Chris Evans Sandra Gebhardt Corisande Percival-Smith Margaret Picard (Chair) Louise Young

IN MEMORY OF MILAN ILICH rom day one of the formation of the Richmond Community Foundation 21 years ago, Milan was a generous and strong supporter of the Richmond Community Foundation. We would like to express our thanks to our hero Milan Ilich. He leaves behind a true legacy of good deeds towards charitable and community


causes of which we are sincerely grateful. Milan will be missed by all. The Richmond Community Foundation is proud and honoured for being a part of his life both in business and personally as a true friend. Barb Goodwin, Past Director, Richmond Community Foundation

FINANCIAL REPORT – YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31 2010 The Richmond Community Foundation had another very successful year in increasing the endowments and grants received in the year from the community by over $200,000 Revenue Fundraising and Miscellaneous Income .............40,922 Dividends, Interest and other Investment Income ............83,009 Endowments, Donations and Grants received ...........201,227 Total Revenue ...........325,158 Expenditures Grants and Donations .............77,140 Operations, Public Relations and Administrative costs ...........152,375 Total Expenses ...........229,515 Net excess of revenue over expenses .............95,643

The rate of overall unrealized gain on investments in the year was approximately $79,000. The total capital of the foundation increased by approximately $175,000 A full set of the financial statements are available at the Foundation’s office. Please phone 604.270.4483 or email info@richmondfoundation.org Bill Diston Treasurer, Richmond Community Foundation

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he Richmond Community Foundation has provided a $10,000 grant for the purchase and installation of fitness equipment for a newly initiated Wellness Program as part of the services provided to Richmondites dealing with mental health issues by the Richmond Canadian Mental Health Association at their Pathways Club House. Richmond Canadian Mental Health Association Executive Director, Dave MacDonald was very creative with the funding stating “ We were able to use this grant funding to leverage a 50% discount from local retailer Flaman Fitness and a local electrician donated his services to do the electrical work necessary to safely install the electronic fitness equipment which allowed us to get more and better quality equipment for our fitness room. The people using the new fitness equipment are very excited about having a safe and comfortable environment to get the physical activity they otherwise would not get. This will help increase their life expectancy as research has shown that people with serious mental illness are at a much greater risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, and hypertension than the general population and have a 25 year lower life expectancy. This new Wellness Program and fitness equipment will go a long way to improve Glen Zuniki and Una Mulhull provide some advice to RCF those odds for Grants Committee Chair, Marg Picard, while Lorne Smith looks people in Richmond on. The equipment was funded by the RCF to enhance the coping with mental Pathways Wellness Program at the Richmond location for the health issues.” Canadian Mental Health Association.

t’s a well known fact that volunteers are vitally important to many charitable and non profit organizations – and are often in short supply. Sometimes there are people who would like to volunteer but who may have difficulty helping as they face barriers of disability, age related concerns, or isolation. That hasn’t stopped the Richmond Food Bank finding a way to engage many in our community in the Food Bank’s purpose of providing food for those in need. The Richmond Food Bank began an initiative recently to find ways of ensuring everyone can volunteer and it’s turned out to be more than a win-win situation. Not just are people able to contribute, and the Food Bank benefit, but as any volunteer will tell you, it becomes a way of getting involved and making friends. There are opportunities to meet with everyone, regardless of age or abilities, while working, or during breaks and lunch. The Richmond Community Foundation provided a grant toward this worthy initiative and congratulates the Richmond Food Bank for their conGood ideas, such as this initiative that can involve and engage tinued innovation, our whole community to help the Food Bank, become reality serving and involvthanks to the financial support of the Richmond Community ing all the people Foundation and the generous donors who created these Funds. in our Richmond Keith Yee, Ageless Volunteer Co-ordinator, Richmond Food Bank Community.


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Richmond Review Ethel Tibbits Schorlarship 2011

SCHOLARSHIPS 2011 We know “It takes a village” and “Our children are our future” and many other popular sayings but Scholarship Endowment Funds with the Richmond Community Foundation live those sayings every year. Once again numerous Richmond students are receiving financial support for their post secondary studies because of the legacy of these funds. Once again the letters received back speak, not ony of thanks for the scholarship award, but gratefulness for the hope and trust shown in their futures and appreciation that the volunteer work they have completed to date at school and in the community is being recognized. Want to join in? The RCF Community Scholarship Fund accepts donations - and we are always interested in helping you leave a legacy by establishing a scholarship fund. Congratulations to the scholarhip recipients for 2011. Bud Sipko Memorial Fund Matthew Choi UBC


James and Ann McPhail Foundation Aadil Jesani Kwantlen Polytechnic University Han Jin Li Kwantlen Polytechnic University Li Liu Kwantlen Polytechnic University Veronica Miller Kwantlen Polytechnic University John Robertshaw-Frazer Kwantlen Polytechnic University

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Kronier Family Scholarship Boyu Ba Palmer Olivia Boguslaw Palmer Jonah Jemina Richmond Farrah Kassam Richmond Karyn Liu McRoberts Shonah Mhene McMath Sanaz Mohajer-Taleghani Steveston/London Samuel Siu MacNeill Rebecca Wade McMath Kevin Wong Palmer Nancy Zhang McRoberts

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Richmond Community Foundation Community Scholarship Kevin Wong Palmer $300 We look forward to working with everyone again in 2012 and also welcome the Steveston Community Society invested funds with the Richmond Community Foundation to ensure a lasting legacy for our scholarship program. The Society awards two scholarships annually to the Steveston area high schools: McMath and Steveston-London. The 2011 recipient at McMath was Amy Wang, and Lily Chen at Steveston-London. 10/21/10 9:54:43 AM

The Ethel Tibbits Scholarship award is presented to a woman who is seeking to improve her educational qualifications in order to better provide for her family. Congratulations to Linda Hamade, this years recipient, who found out that she would have the $500 scholarship just as she found out she had qualified for the next level of certificate in her personal trainer program! Should you wish to donate to any of these Scholarship Funds, please be in touch with the Richmond Community Foundation.

ETHEL TIBBITS SCHOLARSHIP FUND Do you know a woman living in Richmond (or anybody you know), needing a scholarship to upgrade their education so that they can better support their family? The Ethel Tibbits Scholarship, established by the Richmond Review with the Richmond Community Foundation, in the amount of $500 is available again this year. Closing date for applications is February 18, 2012. Please send a letter of request outlining your plans and course requireRichmond Review Publisher Mary Kemmis ments and at least one letter of referand Scholarship Director Christine Evans ence to the Richmond Community of the Richmond Community Foundation Foundation: presenting the Ethel Tibbits Scholarship at Suite 520 - 8100 Granville Avenue the Annual Luncheon. Richmond, BC, V6Y 3T6 The Richmond Community Foundation commends the Richmond Review for their foresight and generosity and, on behalf of the scholarship recipients, thanks them for providing financial assistance and encouragement

2011 Etta Demerse Memorial Scholarship Recipient: Harleen Dhaliwal, Hugh McRobert Secondary Presenter: Lee Banta

2011 Kronier Family Scholarship Recipient: Rebecca Wade, R. McMath Secondary Presenter: Gayle Guest, Teacher

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