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Former basketball pro spreads urban farming seed Named one of the world’s 100 most influential people, Will Allen visits Richmond Sharing Farm
by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter
by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter
Will Allen is known as a global superstar to local urban farming advocates. But the towering former pro basketball player isn’t entirely comfortable with his celebrity status. “I was never planning to be sitting here,” he said over lunch at Terra Nova Rural Park Wednesday. “I was driving down the street, saw the for sale sign and stopped. All I wanted to do was farm.” Allen is head of the U.S.-based Growing Power, a non-proﬁt organization that aims to provide people with equal access to healthy, high-quality, local, affordable food. He met with organizers of Richmond Sharing Farm this week before delivering a lecture in Vancouver. That sale sign Allen spotted is now home to a farm and community food centre in Milwaukee, Wis. Allen said he bought the land in 1993 for “selﬁsh reasons”—a place where he could sell product grown on his wife’s family farm that he had taken over. But his life changed direction when young people in the neighbourhood, including kids who lived in the largest low-income public housing project in the city, asked him for help with growing their own vegetables. He became a teacher and trainer almost overnight. Two years later he started Growing Power, which grew into a training centre for methods in urban agriculture and building food security systems. See Page 3
RAPS stays as animal shelter operator
Matthew Hoekstra photo Pro-basketball player-turned farmer, Will Allen is involved in more than 70 urban agriculture projects and outreach programs around the world.
The Richmond Animal Protection Society will continue to operate the city’s animal shelter despite a push from two other potential bidders for the contract. “We’re very happy,” said society president Carol Reichert yesterday, one day after learning the news from the city. “It’s a whole new start for us.” Reichert said contract details, including length and cost, have not yet been ﬁnalized. RAPS, which has operated the city’s shelter for four years, will report to the city’s parks department under the new contract. It previously fell under the responsibility of the community bylaws department. The ﬁnal contract is also expected to require RAPS to continue offering daytime animal control services. Reichert said RAPS will continue to operate the pound as a “no-kill” facility by treating and sheltering rescued animals rather than euthanizing them. “With the city being willing to work with us, they know what they’re getting. We’ve proved that you can operate without killing. It’s twice the work for us, but it can be done, and it’s very rewarding to operate that way.” That doesn’t come without its challenges. Reichert said many animals the shelter receives are abandoned or dropped off because they have problems. “It’s much easier to just euthanize that animal, but that’s not an option to us, so we’re always challenged with that. But we’re looking forward to working with a department that feels the same.” In 2009, the city awarded RAPS with a two-year contract worth $320,000 per year to operate the shelter and provide daytime animal control services. That contract expires Feb. 28, according to city spokesperson Kim Decker. According to Decker, no proponent has ofﬁcially been selected for the new contract. The animal shelter is located at 12071 No. 5 Rd.
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Fantasy Gardens reborn Five-hectare park to give new life to neglected site
Tall ships festival gone until 2014, but city planning event anyway
by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter A ﬁve-hectare public park boasting trails through a botanical garden, community gardens and a preserved “heritage” castle will soon be a reality in Shellmont. On Monday city council endorsed a developer’s park plans for a portion of the former Fantasy Gardens theme park site. Townline Homes will dedicate the land, which is locked in the Agricultural Land Reserve, to the city as part of a large mixeduse development approved in principle in 2009. The future park will preserve features of an original botanical garden—including over 800 mature trees, shrubs, pathway and pond system. Community gardens and farm school plots are also included in the plan. At the No. 5 Road entrance to the park will stand Coeverden Castle, a prominent architectural feature of the long-mothballed theme park. Townline will move the castle north from its current location and convert the building into a daycare for 37 children. It will be used as a sales centre for the ﬁrst phase of Townline’s development. Coun. Harold Steves said the castle is a “heritage building” given that it’s a replica of the Coeverden Castle in the Netherlands, the ancestral home of Captain George Vancouver. “That castle is quite appropriate because we have a tremendous history of Dutch farmers in Richmond. This will commemorate not just the Dutch farmers but the Dutch explorers as well.” At Monday’s meeting, councillors praised Townline for consulting the Shellmont neighbourhood in developing the plan. “This is the way to engage the community,” said Coun. Derek Dang. Coun. Ken Johnston said nearby residents are “really looking forward to this development.”
by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter
Illustration by Perry + Associates An artist rendering of the ceremonial gardens, which will form a portion of a new city park in Shellmont.
“This will really add to the area. We really need something like that in the area, and for all of Richmond as well.” Six multi-storey buildings with 450 resi-
dential units are planned to surround the park in a phased development. Townline also hopes to attract a grocery store and restaurant to the site.
Cops seize record amount of date-rape drug Ketamine shipment destined for Richmond largest police seizure in Canadian history by Martin van den Hemel Staff Reporter For the third time in less than three months, Mounties have intercepted a massive Richmond-bound quantity of illegal contraband aboard an ocean freight container, this time a record amount of the date-rape drug ketamine. Five men in Richmond were arrested in what’s described as the largest seizure in Canadian history of one million doses of the drug, according to investigators. The shipment from Hong Kong was intercepted by Canada Border Services Agency on Dec. 7, 2010 at the Port of Vancouver, and the RCMP’s Federal Drug Enforcement Program was alerted. The shipment was identiﬁed as 402 cartons of coffee mugs, but X-ray images revealed discrepancies, prompting a full examination of
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the container. Investigators found 318 cartons of coffee mugs and 84 boxes that contained both coffee mugs and vacuum sealed bags holding a white crystalline powder that later was conﬁrmed as ketamine. A total of 1,000 kilograms of ketamine was seized. RCMP gathered enough evidence to arrest the ﬁve men and obtained search warrants for two locations in Richmond, where they discovered a pill press, binding agents and other materials commonly associated with a synthetic drug lab. Arrested were: Tak Ming Chan, 53, Yiu Ming Kwok, 58, and Wing Kee Ng, are all Chinese nationals and have been remanded in custody until Feb. 8. All are facing drug importation and possession charges. Also arrested were Hoi Sing Lai, 54, and Hin Cheung Lau, both of Vancouver, who are in custody and charged with drug possession for the purposes of trafﬁcking. The seizure represents $15 million taken out of the wallets of drug trafﬁckers, investigators said. Known on the streets as Special K and Vitamin K, Ketamine Hydrochloride is a legal drug sold as a veterinary sedative or a hospitalgrade anesthesia. When used in humans, the drug renders the user vaguely aware of but comfortably detached
from bodily sensations. In early November, about $100 million dollars worth of a chemical necessary for the production of ecstasy, was seized from a farming estate on Gilbert Road dubbed Fraserwinds. Thousands of kilos of methamphetamine was found in the spacious three-car garage at 13451 Gilbert Rd., directly across the street from the Lulu Island Wastewater Treatment Plant. That home had previously been owned by alleged smuggling tycoon Lai Cheong Sing, also known as Lai Changxing, though investigators insist the drug investigation was not linked to him. The chemicals were discovered inside a 20foot marine contained that arrived last October from Vietnam, and police made a controlled delivery to the Gilbert Road home. Two men and a woman have been arrested, and two other Richmond homes were searched. At around the same time, border agents intercepted a shipment of counterfeit cigarettes also earmarked for Richmond. It was dubbed the largest such seizure in B.C. history, with more than 10 million cigarettes worth nearly $5 million seized. RCMP Const. Michael McLaughlin said in late December the cigarette seizure illustrates that organized crime is diversifying its activities to wherever it can make money.
City council sank Tall Ships 2011 with a unanimous vote Monday, but remains buoyant for this year’s on-the-water entertainment. “It’s going to be a great summer, and it’s going to be a really great community event,” said Coun. Linda Barnes. Dubbed “Summer of Sails,” the city will host up to ﬁve classically-masted vessels in Steveston June 3 to 7. Others are expected to ﬂoat on the river in subsequent summer months leading up to the city’s reinstated Maritime Festival in August. City staff are planning to brand the ship visits—and other existing summer activities in Steveston, such as the Sockeye Spin and Salmon Stomp—under a single banner in an effort to draw more visitors to the ﬁshing village. “I’m quite happy it’s evolved the way it is,” said Coun. Harold Steves. “Personally I prefer a more community oriented event anyway.” Community leaders in Steveston also appear to be on board. Jim Kojima, a member of three nonproﬁt groups in the village, said there are already plans to extend the hours of the Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market to coincide with ship visits. A barbecue is also being planned. Kojima told council community groups plan to keep the celebrations going in the lead-up to the city’s new tall ships date—sometime in 2014. “We offer our services, whether it’s to serve on committees or supply volunteers or do events or do whatever is asked of us leading to 2014,” Kojima said of the eight non-proﬁt groups in Steveston. “We will be available.” City council decided to scrap its drive to host a tall ships event this year based on lack of sponsorship and the inability to attract Class A vessels—the largest of the classically-masted vessels. Mike Redpath, a city staffer working on bringing the American Sail Training Association’s Tall Ships event here, said Richmond had more and more difﬁculty attracting the Class A ships—stationed in the east and Europe—as ports along the Paciﬁc Coast began to cancel their tall ships events in the wake of a faltering economy. “That really played into the decision making at the end of the day,” said Redpath. “The ships weren’t interested in making a trip up here because it was a trip to nowhere. It really was a dead end.”
Local firm’s isotope race gets $11 million boost Natural Resources Canada has made an $11 million contribution to support a Richmond ﬁrm-led effort to commercialize the production of a radioactive isotope frequently used in hospitals. Advanced Cyclotron Systems, at 7851 Alderbridge Way, is working on a made-in-Canada solution to the fragile supply of the crucial isotope. It is working in collaboration with several Canadian universities, research centres, hospitals and companies. Canada’s aging nuclear reactors are currently the only source of molybdenum-99, which is converted into the commonly-used medical isotope technetium-99m. It is used to detect cancer, heart disease or kidney malfunction. The supply chain for this medical isotope is hampered when a major reactor either stops working suddenly, or is shut down for maintenance.
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by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter Homeowners will pay an average of $40 in new property taxes this year after city council unanimously approved a budget Monday that some councillors characterized as “reasonable.” “(It’s) extremely reasonable,” said Coun. Ken Johnston. “We scrutinized it pretty good this year.” Council decided against adding any new significant expenses to the city’s operating budget, landing on a 2.95 per cent hike in property taxes for 2011.
“It’s a pretty bare-bones budget at 2.95 per cent,” said Coun. Greg HalseyBrandt. With utility bills expected next week— homeowners face increases of up to $130 due in large part to regional water and sewer fee increases—HalseyBrandt said “at least we can give taxpayers a bit of a break on their property taxes this year.” The city’s operating costs jumped this year largely due to wage and beneﬁt increases as per its contract with unionized workers. But ﬁnance staff managed to divert some surplus funds to offset a higher tax hike. On Monday council added a few nominal items to the budget: $10,000 each in additional funding to the Richmond Centre for Disability and the Richmond Therapeutic Equestrian Society.
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Gateway board planning grant-less future Theatre stands to lose $100k, but councillor says there’s a ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ by Matthew Hoekstra Staff Reporter
Diana Wong photo Red Letters, an original Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre production highlighting the strife of Chinese immigrants during the head tax and Chinese Exclusion Act periods, was Gateway’s most recent play.
Gateway Theatre stands to lose $100,000 in grants from senior government next year. Artistic and executive director Simon Johnston told city council Monday night the theatre hasn’t decided what it will do. “That’s what the board is working hard on right now,” he said. Johnston, appearing
before council to present Gateway’s annual report, said the theatre relies on the cash for its programs and services. The B.C. government slashed arts grants in 2009, forcing choirs to fold, festivals to be cancelled and programs to be scaled back or cut. Some organizations were spared from the immediate impact due to a three-year funding commitment, but the clock is now ticking for groups like Gateway Theatre. Johnston said Gateway could be forced into more partnerships with other theatre companies and ﬁnd touring shows to save on the cost of developing its own productions.
“But that’s a loss to us and to our people who’ve supported our organization…” he said. Another possibility is raising ticket prices, some of which are already “inching toward that $50 threshold,” Johnston said. G ateway Theatre mounts four productions on its Main Stage each year, along with two annual shows in the theatre’s Studio B. The average age of its audience members is 55, Johnston said. The theatre also invests in play development and offers theatre instruction through its Gateway Academy, which holds a wait-list for students.
“At least there is a light at the end of the tunnel, depending on who’s successful (in the Liberal leadership race).” — Greg HalseyBrandt Coun. Greg HalseyBrandt said there is hope on the horizon, as some B.C. Liberal leadership candidates have promised to restore arts grant funding. “At least there is a light at the end of the tunnel, depending on who’s successful.”
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tuppus photo (via Flickr) A routine audit determined that only about one third of the lobsters being purchased by the restaurant for banquets appeared to be sold.
Olympic torchbearers wanted for Winterfest The City of Richmond is planning to salute torchbearers who participated in the Olympic Torch Relay in 2010. Planned is a special torchbearer procession and recognition ceremony at the Richmond Olympic Oval on Saturday, Feb. 12 from 4 to 6 p.m. The event will coincide with the city’s Winterfest Weekend. Seventy people carried the ﬂame in Richmond, and all are welcome to the ceremony. Also welcome are any Richmond residents who carried the ﬂame elsewhere in Canada. Torchbearers are encouraged to contact organizers at email@example.com or 604-238-8430.
Learn to prune fruit trees Join Dr. Kent Mullinex, an expert pomologist, for a hands-on workshop on pruning on Jan. 29 at Terra Nova Sharing Farm. Participants will meet at the Red Barn in Terra Nova for an indoor lesson on fruit tree growth and how to maximize growth through pruning. The workshop runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29. Please bring pruning equipment (if you have some) and dress for the weather. The workshop costs $30. Terra Nova Sharing Farm is at 2631 Westminster Hwy. To register, call Arzeena Hamir at 604-727-9728 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inter-faith understanding Richmond Multicultural Concerns Society is holding a pair of events over the next two weeks to promote intercultural harmony and break down barriers between different faith groups. On Sunday, Jan. 30, from 2 to 5 p.m., the Vedic Cultural Centre, 8200 No. 5 Rd., will be the site of the Building Bridges of Understanding gathering. Locals are invited to learn about our community’s different faiths and to share their personal stories. The event will be facilitated using interactive theatre and dialogue. Free snacks will be provided. Local community activist and event organizer Balwant Sanghera said this weekend’s event is part of an on-going project sponsored by the society and in cooperation with Embrace BC and a number of local partners. “The main objective is to promote intercultural harmony in the community,” he said. “Here, diversity is not only respected but also appreciated.” A guided tour of the International Buddhist Temple, 9160 Steveston Hwy., will take place on Saturday, Feb. 12 from 10 a.m. to noon. Participants will receive a tour of the Steveston Highway facility, and will get to see a prayer session and participate in a discussion of the Buddhist faith. A complimentary lunch will be served. For more information about these events, e-mail email@example.com.
A Richmond restaurateur was fined $18,402 in Robson Square Provincial Court and received six months probation after he pled guilty to one count of income tax evasion and one count of Goods and Services Tax evasion. Kun Lung Wong was investigated by the Canada Revenue Agency, which found that between September 2005 and August 2007, he under-reported cash sales from 28 banquets at his restaurant, Imperial Chinese Seafood Restaurant, located in Vancouver. The investigation determined that $126,135 in sales vanished from Imperial's records, resulting in the evasion of more than $16,500 in federal income tax and nearly $8,000 in GST. Imperial Chinese Seafood Restaurant was referred to the enforcement division of the Canada Revenue Agency after a routine audit determined that only about one third of the lobsters being purchased by the restaurant for banquets appeared to be sold.
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opinion Quake drill offers reason to drop, cover and hold on
rop, cover and hold on. That was the message delivered Wednesday as thousands of workplaces, schools and other institutions participated in the Great British Columbia ShakeOut yesterday. The 10 a.m. earthquake drill was said to be the largest mass drill ever in Canada. It offered a chance for us to practise how to protect ourselves during earthquakes and learn what to do—and what not to do. It also offered us all a chance to potentially save a life. And there was no better day to do it than Wednesday, which marked the 311th anniversary of the largest quake to ever hit BC. In 1700, a magnitude-9 earthquake rocked BC. And given how prone the Pacific Coast is to earthquakes, it isn’t likely the last major quake here. Many of us can remember 2001, when an earthquake hit Washington State, causing damage in Seattle and setting off tremors that could be felt here. The threat of a major quake in Richmond is real, and we must all be better prepared. Beyond practising the basics of drop (to the ground), take cover (under a desk or table) and hold on, we should identify known hazards at our workplaces and homes. Unstable bookcases, poorly placed shelves and unsecured fixtures are easy to spot and simple enough to fix. If your workplace, school or other institution didn’t participate in Wednesday’s drill—an estimated 400,000 people did—shakeoutbc.ca offers plenty of resources providing guidance on implementing a basic or advanced drill. If the threat of another magnitude-9 earthquake isn’t enough reason to be prepared, saving a life—your own—should be.
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Thanks Linda for your leadership! Editor: In the midst of the Christmas rush, a very signiﬁcant event occurred that has passed relatively unremarked until now. For the last seven years, the Richmond Board of Education has been chaired by Linda McPhail. At the December meeting of the board, trustee McPhail declined to stand for re-election as chairperson and the board is now chaired by trustee Donna Sargent. The Richmond District Parents Association would like to thank trustee McPhail for her dedication and continued service to our school district as chairperson of our Board of Education. The last seven years have included many challenges to our school district. We’ve had to take a hard look at our core beliefs and close facilities when our ﬁnances required that we prudently do so to maintain our high level of service to our children. Trustees, with Linda chairing their deliberations, has made the tough decisions so that we now stand on a ﬁrmer ﬁnancial footing. Linda has worked tirelessly with all of her stakeholders, staff, and fellow trustees to steer us on our current path to excellence. Richmond has an enviable reputation amongst B.C.’s school districts and the Richmond District Parents Association thanks Linda for her stewardship. As the last of many parents association presidents to work with her, it is my honour to thank Linda for her years of service as chair and wish her well in all her future endeavours. Thanks very much Linda for all your hard work over the years! Dr. Eric Yung President, Richmond District Parents Association
Remembering a fallen police officer Editor: Someone killed a cop in Toronto two weeks ago. He was a man with a wife and
kids, just like the rest of us. He likely had a mortgage, was struggling with the post-Christmas credit card bill and was trying to save money for his kids’ education, just like the rest of us. But he was not like the rest of us. Something made him go where the rest of us would not. Something made him stand up to the kind of people we only read about. Something made him step up to the face of danger so that we would not have to face it. You know you can complain about cops and you can even name-call them to their face when they give you a ticket, but when you call for help they come, always. Not only that they will go places and face dangers that we only see on TV. At the end of the day when they take off their uniforms they go home to the same loves and problems that we do. Their spouses wait for them and their kids ask them to read to them. After putting the kids to bed they will open the mail, pay the bills and dream of vacations in warm places, just like the rest of us. These men and women make decisions in dark alleys in seconds; the rest of us will talk for weeks about what they should have done or what we would do. Someone killed a cop in Toronto last week. He was a husband, a father and a son, and a man who swore to protect us. Scott Stewart Richmond
How about some advice for motorists? Editor: I was glad to see road safety for cyclists as front page news, until I read the article “Not all intersections equal for cyclists” (Jan. 22). Your “analysis” of ICBC data went no further than reporting counts. Please don’t treat road safety for the most vulnerable as nothing more than the score of a game. Your readership deserves reporting that is balanced and insightful. That said, I was astonished that one of your strategies for improving cyclist safety was going after children who
cycle out of driveways. (Editor’s note: It’s ICBC’s strategy, not ours.) Instead, why not advise motorists to be extra careful and slow down when driving through neighbourhoods where children might be present? You portray the other crashes as being attributable to cyclists for not being visible, not wearing helmets, not stopping and looking both ways at intersections and not riding defensively. There is some valuable advice here, but how exactly does wearing a helmet prevent a cyclist from being hit by a car? Do you have any advice for motorists to help reduce crashes? How about not talking on the phone or engaging in other forms of social networking, ﬁddling with stereos or enjoying a nice beverage while driving. Motorists were involved in these crashes, they bear some responsibility. Larry Pamer Steveston
Food bank says thanks Editor: The Richmond Food Bank Society would like to thank everyone who donated food and money over the past year. We couldn’t have provided sufﬁcient food for families in need without you. Thanks to our community’s support, almost 500 households in Richmond—a 60 per cent increase over two years—are provided with nutritious food weekly. This overwhelming generosity came at a time when many businesses and individuals are still feeling the effects of the recession. It is heartwarming that while many donors are struggling and there are many other worthy causes to support, our community rallied to help families and individuals whose incomes can’t be stretched to cover the basic costs of housing and food. With your continued support, no one in Richmond needs to go hungry. Thank you for your generous and valuable help to neighbours in need. Margaret Hewlett, Executive Director Richmond Food Bank Society
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letters Why Joe jumped Editor: I thought I was through reacting to anything by or about Joe Peschisolido, but his attempt to revise history “Why Joe Peschisolido is a Liberal” (Letters, Jan. 22) cannot be left unchallenged. As well as having worked for him in the 2000 campaign, post election I hosted several private luncheons at Quilchena Golf Club where various community business people attended to meet him and to provide input he claimed to value. Blindsided by his defection to the Liberals, I still get ribbed about having been taken in by his duplicity. Jumpin’ Joe makes it sound like he was orphaned due to the demise of the Alliance, and had to change parties. Nothing is further from the truth; he made his deal with Jean Chretien secretly and ran away long before the
No Joe, MP didn’t leave Canadian Alliance Party
Alliance and Progressive Conservatives merged to become the Conservative Party. His contempt for all of us who elected him as an Alliance member reveals him for the opportunist he is. He also refers to his “term ending in 2004” as if he’d only been elected for four years; more revisionism as what happened is the Liberals rejected him as their candidate even though he was the incumbent! Why he tries to drag Alice Wong into this debate is puzzling, as she simply became a member of the Conservative Party as did most Alliance members in 2003. No turncoats there! At any rate, I’m glad to hear Joe is so gainfully employed as he’ll still need work after the next election.
Cyclists should have safer bridge access Editor: The article “Not all intersections equal for cyclists” (Jan. 22) puts No. 2 Road and Westminster Highway in the spotlight. This very busy multi-lane intersection is at the foremost access point for road users to Vancouver via the No. 2 Road Bridge from west Richmond. Cyclists can do a lot for their own safety in trafﬁc; however, the city planners across the river in Vancouver have recognized that in highly congested areas, it is necessary to separate motor vehicles and cyclists. As a result, dedicated efﬁcient bike lanes have been built around the busy downtown core. The No.2 Road Bridge does in fact possess separate bike lanes in both directions, and cyclists travelling south can completely avoid No. 2 and Westminster by turning off before the intersection to join Lynas Lane and link to the Granville Avenue bike paths along quiet residential streets. In contrast, there is no safe northbound access to the bridge for cyclists. There are no bike lanes on Westminster Highway or No. 2 Road, and the Lynas Lane access does not readily connect with the northbound side of the bridge. Access from River Road is not signposted, narrow and poorly lit. A previous paved bike path was obliterated by construction. The response to this situation could be to take the quieter Dinsmore Bridge. However, despite having a wide shoulder on the approaches to the bridge, there is no northbound bike path on the bridge itself. I agree that while cyclists can and must do everything to protect themselves, more should be done to make our roads safer for all road users. Stephen Day Richmond
Record year for Xmas Fund Editor: It is with warm thanks that I write to the community of Richmond, on behalf of more than 2,200 people registered with the Richmond Christmas Fund this season. This year was a record year for donations (more than $122,000 raised) and a record year for the number of people served by the Richmond Christmas Fund. This season, hundreds of seniors knew that someone cared when they received fresh groceries and a small Christmas gift. More than 870 families were able to enjoy a festive meal together and 700 school-aged youngsters returned to school with a marvelous story to share about their holiday celebrations. The community of Richmond provided all this, and more. Support for the Richmond Christmas Fund came from business leaders, kindergarten classes and all that is in between. On behalf of those we serve, thank you for making dreams and holiday wishes come true. Elizabeth Specht Executive Director Volunteer Richmond Information Services
Editor: Re: “Joe Peschisolido on why he is a Liberal,” Letters, Jan. 20. In the above article Mr. Peschisolido asserted, “Ms. Wong left the Canadian Alliance Party to join the Conservative Party of Canada.” This is not true. All members
of the Canadian Alliance, including myself, became members of the Conservative Party of Canada when the merger was completed in December 2003. Almost two years prior to this merger, in January 2002, Mr. Peschisolido crossed the ﬂoor in Parlia-
ment and left the Canadian Alliance to join with the Liberal Party. His assertion that I left the Canadian Alliance is not only a weak attempt to justify his actions, but is a deliberate misleading of your readers. Alice Wong, Richmond MP
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Does the public want a tall ships replacement festival? Editor: Before Richmond commits to a threemonth-long maritime festival to replace the tall ships’ fiasco, it should advise Richmond residents of the impacts of the proposed event and determine whether there is public support for it. From my perspective, if the elongated festival means that Garry Point Park will be inaccessible to local people on summer weekends, musical events will be cancelled at the Britannia Shipyards, or concrete piers will be installed at the mouth of the Fraser River, I vote against holding it. And if there is an option for the city to return the materials it purchased to build new floats, then that’s what it should do. Hopefully, the city will learn something from the mess it now finds itself in. Trying to stage a major festival with virtually no time to plan or organize it, in a period of economic downturn, after an Olympics where sponsors were hard to attract, never made sense, and making commitments that put millions of taxpayer dollars at risk was simply wrong. The truth is that, given all of the factors it could control, the city should never have considered bidding for a Tall Ships Festival in 2011.
Terry Davis Richmond
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letters We do not stop caring for people just because they are nearing the end of their journey Editor: I was pleased to read the guest editorial “In Canada, we care for the dying” (Jan. 22). The author didn’t pull any punches and was to the point, but didn’t ask the question that sprung into my mind when the issue ﬁrst raised its ugly head, that being: what do they do with their “dying” in China? Canada has an international reputation for welcoming people from all countries, races, religions and cultures. I would like to see
that reputation nurtured, in the hope that more countries will follow our example. It would behoove our immigration ofﬁcials to educate prospective immigrants about our culture and our customs, before they make their application to join us in Canada. We can assure them that we will happily educate ourselves about their customs, but that we have the choice as to which customs and practices we will permit in our country. Hiding, shaming and discarding
the ill and dying, because of an imported superstition to which we do not subscribe is one such example of where our acceptance and tolerance ﬁnds a boundary. We do not stop loving and caring for members of our society just because they are nearing the end of their journey here, and we have no intention of commencing such a practice, no matter what it is called, or whose “cultural taboo” it might offend. Yvonne Harwood Richmond
Hospice foes don’t represent the entire Asian community Editor: I was quite taken back after reading the piece “In Canada, we care for the dying” editorial (Jan. 22). When did one person’s opinion become the voice of an entire community? Janet Fan voiced her own opinion and although she may be representing more than one person’s thought, it does not mean the entire Asian community or an entire country holds the same beliefs. In fact, just because one person believes that it is a taboo to have “dying people in [her] backyard,” it does not justify the idea of adopting a melting pot. I am tired of reading about the “dire” consequences of multiculturalism. I was born in Vancouver and have been raised in Richmond for the past 24 years. I am so proud to be part of a community where different racial groups are tolerant of one another’s values and beliefs. Not only is this article pointing ﬁngers at a certain race, the writer is also
portraying the wealthy as being ignorant and simply too rich to care for the dying. I am quite sure there are people out there who live in a so-called poor neighborhood and can care less about the dying. Growing up in Canada, I know for a fact that in this country, we should always listen to other’s opinions whether we like it or not. The real issue to the construction of a new building for the terminally ill on the UBC grounds is a no-brainer. Ms. Fan’s opinions are simply derived from the fear of change. Therefore, I am sure of one truth only and that is, it is very common for one to be fearful of changes especially when it is in your own backyard. Should I even get started on the issue about the proposal of expanding the temple on No. 5 Road? Another day I guess… Christine Chow Richmond
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letters Richmond doesnâ€™t need Walmart Editor: I see that the spectre of Walmart has raised its ugly head again. Council has kept pretty quiet about this for the last few years and then in the Jan. 15 edition of The Richmond Review we see that â€œconstruction of the Walmart on nearby Alderbridge Way has already begun.â€? Where has this come from? Also in the same article Malcolm Brodie â€œhopes that Richmond residents will continue to support longtime local retailers.â€? What
dreamworld has he been living in? My husband and I have in the past had road trips across Canada and back three times and twice the United States. One thing they had in common was the conspicuous absence of small retail businesses whenever a Walmart was in the vicinity. In fact it became a gameâ€”if we went through small towns where the main street was dead with shuttered stores we always looked for the Walmartâ€”and we always found one. Along with the store there
always comes massive car parks and of course heavier trafďŹ câ€”which Richmond certainly doesnâ€™t need. Richmond has plenty of shopping facilities nowâ€”we donâ€™t need any more.
Patricia Gannon Richmond
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Please join us at 10am Sunday, January 30 for Worship Service and Sunday School 604-277-0508 â€˘ www.stevestonunitedchurch.ca A caring and friendly village church
SOUTH ARM UNITED CHURCH 11051 No. 3 Road, Richmond 604-277-4020 email@example.com www.southarmunitedchurch.ca Minister of the Congregation - Rev. Dr. Gary Gaudin Children & Youth Ministry - Rev. Tracy Fairfield Music Ministry - Ron Stevenson Worship Service & Church School - 10:00 am ALL ARE WELCOME!
BRIGHOUSE UNITED CHURCH an evangelical congregation
8151 Bennett Road, Richmond, 604-278-7188 www.brighouseunitedchurch.org
Sunday, January 30, 2011 10:00 am Worship Happy New Year!
Richmond United Church
8711 Cambie Rd. (near Garden City Rd.) 604-278-5622 Minister: Rev. Neill McRae
Come for 10am Sunday Worship and Childrenâ€™s Sunday School and after-service coffee and fellowship. Founded 1888. Richmondâ€™s Oldest Church
GILMORE PARK UNITED CHURCH
8060 No. 1 Road (corner of No. 1 & Blundell) 604.277.5377 www.gilmoreparkunited.org Rev. Scott Swanson & Rev. Jennifer Goddard-Sheppard
ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA St. Alban
an Anglican parish in the heart of Richmond Services at 8:30 and 10:00 am Sunday School 10:00 am The Reverend Margaret Cornish 7260 St. Albans Road, Richmond 604-278-2770 â€˘ www.stalbansrichmond.org
ST. EDWARDS ANGLICAN 10111 Bird Road, Richmond V6X 1N4 Phone/Fax: 273-1335 Priest-in-charge: Rev. Gord Dominey
Sunday Service: 8:30 &10:30 am Sunday School
St. Anneâ€™s - Steveston Anglican Church 4071 Francis Road, Richmond, BC
The Rev. Brian Vickers, Rector â€˘ 604-277-9626
Sunday 8:30 a.m. - Contemplative Eucharist 10:00 a.m. Family Eucharist with Church School Sanctuary open for quiet prayer 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. weekdays â€˘ www.stannessteveston.ca
FILIPINO CHRISTIAN CHURCH CHRIST-CENTERED CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Filipino Congregation) COME AND JOIN US IN OUR CELEBRATION OF REDEMPTION! Worship Service 12:20 p.m. Sunday School 2:00 p.m. 8151 Bennett Road, Richmond tel: 604-271-6491
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Worship Service and Childrenâ€™s Program Sundays 10:30 am Everyone is welcome!
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BAPTIST Broadmoor Baptist Church A safe place to connect with God and fellow travellers on your spiritual journey 8140 Saunders Road, Richmond, BC 604-277-8012 www.bbchurch.ca
Worship Service - 10:30 a.m. Sonshine Adventures for Kids Interim Pastor - Rev. Bob Bahr
Bible Baptist Church Meeting in the Historic Pioneer Chapel No. 3 Road and Steveston Highway 11:00 am Sunday Call (604) 644-5073 for information Visit our website at www.richmondbiblebaptist.com
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FOURSQUARE GOSPEL CHURCH OF CANADA www.rcfonline.com phone: 604-270-6594 6611 No. 4 Rd., Richmond 10:30 am Friendly, family fellowship. Pastor George Donovan
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arts & entertainment
Making music with Mozart Today marks the 255th anniversary of the prolific composer Flautist Lynne Piening once performed on the Orpheum stage with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra— nine-and-a-half months pregnant.
by Matthew Hoekstra
•Saturday Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m. •A concert by Richmond Orchestra, with featured soloist Lynne Piening at Richmond Pentecostal Church, 9300 Westminster Hwy. •Tickets, $6 to $18, available at Long & McQuade, 6760 No. 3 Rd., or by calling 604-276-2747
f walls could talk, the plaster in concert halls, movie theatres and cathedrals would have plenty to say about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The prolific 18th century composer of more than 600 works will be honoured Saturday by the Richmond Orchestra with a concert entitled Mozart Masterpieces. The evening’s featured soloist will be Richmond’s own Lynne Piening, who will play Mozart’s Flute Concerto No. 2 in D— two days after what would be Mozart’s 255th birthday. Piening grew up in small-town Alberta, beginning piano studies at age six. She was introduced to flute five years later when a large family moved into town and started a community band. She earned a bachelor of music in flute performance at the University of Toronto and has performed with numerous chamber groups throughout the Lower Mainland. To her credit she has also practised her craft with Canadian Chamber Orchestra in Banff, Symphony Canada in Toronto, Kenya National Symphony Orchestra and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, among others. Piening is a longtime flute instructor at Richmond Music School and continues to offer private lessons.
What is it about the flute that attracts you? “Flute was always first choice, but I still play the piano to accompany my students. Who isn’t attracted to the flute? It is the instrument closest to the human voice, in the way the sound is created, and is capable of evoking many moods and emotions; light and happy or dark and mysterious.” You’ve played with various orchestras and ensembles in your career. Tell me about one of your more memorable performances. “One of my most memorable performances, in a bizarre way, was performing with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra when I was nine-and-a-half months pregnant. I had to have a sub flutist on standby in case I went into labour on the Orpheum stage (this had happened only a couple of months previous with a bassoonist who had to leave for the hospital
during intermission). Needless to say the management was a little concerned, however, everything turned out fine. I was provided with my own little side table to rest my piccolo on as I had no lap, where the instrument normally sits when not in use.” Saturday’s show is entitled Mozart Masterpieces. What intrigues you about Mozart’s music? “Mozart’s music is a pleasure to perform, whether solo or in an orchestra. This particular concerto exhibits both bravura technique as well as a wonderfully romantic second movement. His music is timeless, both for the musicians and the audience, and you would be hard pressed to find anyone who hasn’t heard and enjoyed his works.” You’ll be performing Mozart’s Flute Concerto No. 2 in D, which is an adaptation of an oboe concerto. How is this piece still fit for a flute? “Mozart was one of the many composers who wrote music on commission. During his brief life, there really were no European flutists of any note, thus no financial reward in composing for the instrument. He wrote only two solo flute concertos, plus the flute and harp concerto and a short Andante in C major for flute and strings. “Compared to the volume of work he composed for orchestra, opera, chamber
music, solo piano and strings, his flute compositions are almost non-existent. Mozart did cheat in adapting his oboe concerto for the flute but with a lovely result. He changed the key and added a ton of technical gymnastics, perhaps not possible on the oboe, and it suits the flute very well.”
“One of my most memorable performances, in a bizarre way, was performing with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra when I was nine-and-a-half months pregnant...I was provided with my own little side table to rest my piccolo on as I had no lap, where the instrument normally sits when not in use.” – Lynne Piening
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on the set menus have pleasant, well-meaning Chinese names. If you are Caucasian you may or may not follow the tradition which is more symbolic than anything else.” Indeed. The emphasis is on the name of the dishes, a play on words, representing symbolic meaning. The Chinese name for ﬁsh sounds like abundance. Black moss in Chinese sounds like “become prosperous.” Chicken represents fertility. But back to the set menus. For $738, 10 friends or family can enjoy the Jade Supreme Cold Appetizer Platter, Sauteed Geoduck with Egg White, Crab Meat Shark’s Fin Soup, Braised Whole Abalone, Steamed Fish, Clay Pot Roasted Rock Salt Chicken, Chicken & Dried Scallop Fried Rice in Lotus Leaf, and the dessert. Some of the other set menus at Jade include specialties such as Baked & Grilled Whole Piece of Beef Brisket, Braised Dried Oyster with Sea Moss, and the Jade Empress Chicken. If you skip the set menus (although I highly recommend you indulge), try the Golden Dungeness Crab and the Jade Smoked Grandpa’s Chicken. Both of these signature dishes won gold medals from the critics at the recent Chinese Restaurant Awards. See Page 21
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Crossing the line The challenge of maintaining the bridge across the border rossing the line: something taken for granted by Americans and Canadians going back and forth across the 49th parallel, until 9-11-2001. Since then, necessary security concerns would have made it increasingly more complex for the “children of a common mother” to get together, were it not for a research initiative which may now be in jeopardy. Don Alper is the Director of the Center for Canadian-American Studies, the Border Policy Research Institute, and a Professor of Political Science at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. David Davidson is the Associate Director of the Border Policy Research Institute. They spoke about their efforts, which have had, and continue to have a critical and far-reaching impact in defining, living with, and doing business across that line. The Center for Canadian-American Studies began 40 years ago when a group of faculty members, many of them Canadians and community leaders, believed that they should be teaching “Canada,” particularly in Washington, a place so close to the border. That led to an academic program; the Center for Canadian American Studies, which comprises; Curriculum, including an interdisciplinary major and minor in Canadian American Studies; Outreach, to produce curricula and help train K-12 teachers across America, so they can teach about Canada and Canada-US relations.
Business relations; having expert staff who can speak authoritatively about Canada-US trade issues and facilitating specific research on CanadaUS trade relations. The establishment of the Ross Distinguished Professorship in Canada-US Business and Economic Relations in 1988 reflects the fact that it was important to have that kind of expertise on this campus. “Because 9-11 raised such a huge interest in and about the Canada-US border, there was an interest that the university create some kind of focused institute concerned with issues related to transportation, border infrastructure, security and trade, in this specific NW corner of the state,” recalls Alper. “ So we created the Border Policy Research Institute, launched with a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The Institute is very closely related to the Center for Canadian-American Studies, but officially separate. .” Why should a business person in lower mainland BC, be concerned? “Obviously Canada and the US are each other’s largest trading partners,” says Alper. “Trade relationships are enormously dynamic and will only increase, particularly with the Pacific Rim opportunities for both the state and the province.” “The border is really a potential choke point for the massive amount of goods and services and tourism. If the border isn’t functioning well, there are enormous delays for cargo, and many people won’t travel north or south because they don’t want to deal with hassles and long line-ups at the border. These problems all have severe
Don Alper is the Director of the Center for Canadian-American Studies, the Border Policy Research Institute, and a Professor of Political Science at Western Washington University in Bellingham Washington.
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economic consequences for both BC and Washington State.” “Although it’s not an advocacy organization, we’re clearly interested in making the border work more efficiently. Certainly for business people in Vancouver, the lower mainland, and Washington State, there is a strong interest in having an institute like ours available to do the kind of research we do. I don’t think any other entity is focusing on producing good evidencebased research on border issues and problems related to trade and mobility, to the same level.” That research provides the knowledge base necessary to deal with these issues at local, state and province, and the federal levels of governments for both countries as well as the private sector right up to the Canadian and US Chambers of Commerce. David Davidson also added an additional perspective to the impetus for the work being done here. “We can’t neglect the social interaction and the fabric of the cross border culture that has grown up in this region. People choose for pleasure purposes to cross the border in one direction or the other for church,
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clubs, for shopping. Close to 90% of the traffic across our border is discretionary.” This means that without an efficient border interaction of this kind is likely to decrease. “Now, with respect to the research we publish, it’s applicable across the length of the border. We can’t forget that 90% of Canada’s population are borderlands-residents and about 60% of people crossing the border are Canadians.” “From the get-go, ‘ said Davidson, “our Institute emphasized applied research, directed toward the policy groups which actually manage and make a difference at the border. Our target is federal, provincial, state and local officials.. Our research focus has been trying to feed them the data they need to make decisions about how to best manage the border.” “For example, In 2007, we fielded a team of 15 students, to go to the four border crossings separating Whatcom County and the Lower Mainland and interview 15,000 drivers, going each direction, over a span of a few weeks
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Border, from page 17 to find out about their residence, Canadian/American, destination, what they were travelling for, how frequently they crossed the border, are they a Nexus member or not, were they in a Nexus lane or not.” This on-going project has produced a big database that’s called ‘border circulation analysis’, to determine if there are changes needed for the road network near the border to minimize delay. It’s used by both the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and the Washington State Department of Transportation to understand how people are using the road network and identify deficiencies. “Aside from the road network, this information helps TransLink and the Whatcom County Transportation Authority think about the market for cross border transit services, and even for determining the market for the Cascades Amtrak service. It’s a strong resource for Nexus development, which enjoys very high use in the region. This same study also showed a great big pool of regular cross border travelers that could benefit from being in Nexus, particularly in the Surrey and the Bellingham regions, and identified an area for greater focus for promoting the program.” “In 2009”, said Davidson, “we
did the same kind of applied research for the FAST program for trucks, the commercial equivalent of Nexus, at crossings in Lynden and Sumas. We’ve discovered that despite the huge investment in infrastructure by BC and Washington, use of the program in our region is low. Washington State is concerned that they spent $52M building a lane at Pacific Highway for trucks to use going to Canada, which currently carries 2% of the traffic. It’s become a high level topic of discussion between the Premier and the Governor with investigations about what can be done.. That’s where we come in to do the research to show the policy people who’s crossing the border, what they’re carrying, where they’re going to and coming from.” “Those are examples of what we do. We attend meetings regionally to determine what the issues are that people are wrestling with in border management, and then we figure out from those issues what research we can do to provide the data stream and analytical capability to help support resolution of those policy issues. That’s what we’re all about.” But cuts are impacting educational facilities in Washington and WWU and will impact the program “If the cuts continue the way they look right now, it could mean that one or the other of these programs would
have to shut down’, says Alper. “I think that would be a disaster, because we are unique in providing a solid educational and research outlet for Canada-US studies right here in a critical cross border region, and we’re geographically and academically positioned to be really good at it. I believe the Border Policy Research Institute offers the only research capability in the region right now to actually look at the kind of topics that David was talking about. No other university has this kind of research capacity, So that could be lost and I think that would be a huge loss to the regional business community that depends so heavily on cross border business and trade.” “We’ve suffered severe cuts this year, so now it’s a question of what will happen next year and the year after that. The university is still trying to figure it all out. The whole budget equation for the State of Washington is really in flux right now, so we’re always looking at external dollars to ensure these programs continue. “ “We’re well known and have a certain amount of influence in the places where policy is getting made and changed,” said Alper. “That’s important and it’s something that the region’s small and medium sized businesses ought to care about. It’s in their interest that this kind of capability continues to exist.”
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arts & entertainment Food for Thought From Page 14 Across Richmond, in a most unlikely location for a Chinese restaurant, is Hakkasan. Nestled in with the industrial buildings on No. 5 Road between Bridgeport and the river, Hakkasan offers contemporary Chinese cuisine. The room itself is small and cozy, with almost a home
dining room atmosphere. Sisters Yvonne and Stephanie Wong, along with their cousin Diane, are the reason Hakkasan won for best service at the Chinese Restaurant Awards. Stephanie tells me that they believe more in ďŹ‚avour and taste than symbolism and tradition, so they offer a twist on the old regime. Theyâ€™ve received good reception to their creations. â€œWe get a variety of cultures coming in,â€? says Stephanie. â€œBut we also get the mainland Chi-
Winterfest to showcase sport and culture The annual Winterfest Weekend on Saturday, Feb. 12 and Sunday Feb. 13, promises to be a showcase of sport and culture. This yearâ€™s festival marks the ďŹ rst anniversary since the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, and will feature activities intended to help Richmond residents relive their favourite memories from 12 months ago. To help make the event that much more special, locals who carried the torch anywhere in Canada, have been invited to participate in a special event. On Saturday, Feb. 12, from 4 to 6 p.m., the city will be saluting torchbearers during a special procession and recognition ceremony at the Richmond Olympic Oval. Torchbearers are asked to call 604-238-8430, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Winterfest, which runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Feb. 12, and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Feb. 13, will feature main stage entertainment throughout the day, free public skating and ice sport demonstrations, interactive sport activities, special cultural presentations, art displays and sales, childrenâ€™s activities and more. â€œThis is a great opportunity for our community to enjoy everything that the oval has to offer,â€? Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie said. â€œItâ€™s truly a venue that offers something for everyone. Weâ€™ve invited all our community sport and cultural groups to join with us and theyâ€™ll be presenting some great family entertainment and fun activities.â€? The band Five Alarm Funk, Glee-style entertainment from the Showstoppers and performances by the Jardines and Abandon Paris will highlight a wide array of music, dance and other performances. On Feb. 12, Olympic speed skating medallists Kristina Groves and Denny Morrison will participate in a special Skate with a Champion public skating session on the ovalâ€™s two Olympic-sized ice sheets. Richmondâ€™s own 2010 Olympian, Alexa Loo, and Richmondâ€™s John Furlong, the man most responsible for the success of the 2010 Games, are also scheduled to make an appearance. Admission to Winterfest is free and more information is available at www.richmondwinterfestival.ca.
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Hakkasanâ€™s Chinese New Year menu is in effect Wednesday, Feb. 2 and Thursday, Feb. 3. For the rest of the week, the menu is available by pre-ordering. Superstition, says Stephanie, dictates that the set menus not have eight courses. So they say they have seven courses, plus dessert. â€˘The Jade Seafood Restaurant: jaderestaurant.ca, 604-249-0082. â€˘Hakkasan: hakkasan.ca, 604-273-9191.
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Chinese New Year Spectacular: Li Lung Kee and Joe Tai perform, along with Heiman Wong and Queenie Lee on Jan. 28 at 8 p.m., River Rock Show Theatre. Proceeds go to Richmond Hospital Foundation. Tickets, $38 to $118, at ticketmaster. com or 604-280-4444. Mozart Masterpieces: Richmond Orchestra with flutist Lynne Piening at Richmond Pentecostal Church Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets and info at 604-276-2747 or roca.ca. Jon Mendle: 11-string archguitarist performs works by Debussy, Weiss, Falckenhagen, Dowland, Kernis, Zamboni and C.P.E. Bach at the World of Music and Arts music school in South Richmond Sunday Jan. 30 at 4 p.m. Tickets, $15 to $20, at the door. Info at 604-261-9380.
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A number of Kajaks Track and Field Club members will be recognized this weekend during the annual B.C. Athletics Awards. This Saturday night, at the BC Athletics Annual Awards Banquet in the Vancouver Airport Hilton, 5911 Minoru Blvd., a dozen people with local ties will be recognized. Richmondâ€™s Petranella Daviel, Shai Davis, Gwen McFarlan and Richard Collier will be honoured, along with fellow Kajaks Asianna Covington, Serena Graf, Samantha Kennedy, Katie Reid, Mike Murray and Yvonne Mensah from Surrey and Duncanâ€™s Joanna Franke-Kuhn.
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2 DAY FORKLIFT WEEKEND COURSE
Are required at the new Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Riverport, (Richmond.) Send resume to:
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.
POWER ENGINEERING, GPRC Fairview College Campus. Now accepting applications for fall study. On-campus boiler labs. Fourth Class Level and Part A of Third Class. Affordable residences. 1888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.
PCTIA Registered College offers courses for Accounting, E-Business Technology & Management, Administration, Green Business & Sustainability. Diploma program. Academic ESL. 230 - 8291 Alexandra Rd, Richmond. Call 604-284-5030 www.tobeicollege.ca
RUSKIN CONSTRUCTION LTD. Pile driving and bridge construction; www.ruskinconstruction.com currently looking for: Professional Engineers; Engineers in Training; Project Managers; Site Superintendents; Site Administrators; Journeymen/Apprentice Welders; Crane & Equipment Operators; Bridgemen; Pile Drivers; Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanics. Permanent and seasonal work. Competitive/Union wages. Fax resume 250-563-2800. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ABLE TO TRAVEL National Company Hiring Sharp People. Able to Start Today. Transportation & Lodging Furnished. NO EXPERIENCE Necessary. Paid Training. Over 18+ 888-853-8411
AUTOMOTIVE Riverside Nissan, Courtenay is currently seeking a General Manager, Sales Consultant, Service Advisor and a Mechanic to join us in our new facility. Please email your resume to email@example.com CUSTOMER SERVICE - process orders, quotations, technical support - Excellent spoken English is mandatory. Tilbury Industrial Park, Delta $12/hr leigh@regalrailing. com F:604-952-4291 FLAGGERS NEEDED If not certified, training available for a fee. Call 604-575-3944 HOUSEKEEPER required for 4 days per wk. Noon to 6pm. Light housework. Phone (604)833-2323. JANITORS Req’d. Graveyard shift. Richmond area. Own car. Call between 3pm & 7pm. 604-463-4472
Please email your resume to careers@ﬁvestarbc.ca or fax to 604-435-0516.
HEAVY DUTY Mechanics required for busy Coastal logging company on Northern Vancouver Island. Must have extensive mechanical experience, certification an asset. Above industry average (wages), plus excellent benefit program. Fax or email resume to: 250-956-4888 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Star Fleet Trucking HIRING! DRIVERS, FARMERS, RANCHERS & RETIREES needed with 3/4 Ton or 1-Ton pickup trucks to deliver new travel trailers & fifth wheels from US manufacturers to dealers throughout Canada. Free IRP plate for your truck and low insurance rates! Pref. commercial Lic. or 3 yrs towing exp. Top Pay! Call Craig 1-877-8904523 www.starfleettrucking.com
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AIRLINES ARE HIRING- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783
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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 329 PAINTING & DECORATING
MILANO PAINTING. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Written Guar. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510
ALLAN Const. & Asphalt. Brick, conc, drainage, found. & membrane repair. 604-618-2304; 820-2187.
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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 236
Best House CLEANERS. Trusted & reliable. Filipino owned & operated, lic. Prof. touch. Cleaning supplies prov’d. Daisy 604-727-2955 CAROLINE’S CLEANING Honest, bonded, Mother & daughter Non-toxic products. 778-233-7712
CONCRETE & PLACING
MIN. EXPRESS PAGING SYSTEM Reasonable Rates 604-270-6338
PRECISION 1 Plumbing & Heating. Lic. & Ins. h/w tanks, service, renos. No hst. Rick 604-809-6822
#1 Rooﬁng Company in BC
All types of Rooﬁng Over 35 Years in Business Call now & we pay 1/2 the HST
142 OFFICE SUPPORT/CLERKS SECRETARY, P/T required in East Richmond. Knowledge of Simply Acc’t. $12/hr, 20-30hrs/wk. Call 604-948-0235
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F/T SUSHI Sushi Plus Jap. Rest. in Richmond wants F/T Sushi person; Req - 3-5 yrs. sushi/sashimi. cooking exp. with knowledge of food; Salary - $18.75/hr; Responsibility make sushi/handle sashimi/ensure quality of food, etc.; Apply - Fax: 604-590-1252 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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HOME STAY FAMILIES
HOST FAMILIES NEEDED. Northern Youth Abroad is looking for families to host 2 youth from Nunavut/NWT, volunteering in your community JULY/AUGUST. www.nya.ca. Call 1-866-212-2307.
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Call: Rick (604) 202-5184
YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS
GUTTER CLEANING SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE
JASON’S ROOFING All kinds of re-roofing & repairs. Free est. Reasonable rates. (604)961-7505, 278-0375
J.J. ROOFING ~ $ BEST PRICE $ New Roofs / Re-Roofs. Repair Specialist. Free Estimates. Ref’s. WCB Insured. Jas @ 604-726-6345
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GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627
ALL RENOVATIONS suites, kitchens, bathrooms, decks, call Gil 604-220-8058, www.makmooreventures.com
#1 AAA Rubbish Removal 21 Years Serving Rmd. Residential & Commercial Clean Courteous Service FREE ESTIMATES Joe 604-250-5481
COMPLETE HOME RENOVATIONS Interior / Exterior repairs, kitchens, bathrooms, suites upgraded. Carpentry, plumbing, electrical & tiling.
All work guaranteed!
604-209-8265 NEED HELP tweaking your home? Call us. We’ll show you what we do best: Walls. Tiles. Floors. Kitchens. Bathrooms. Closets. freshcoatapaint.ca 778-881-3866 NEW & REPAIR. Bath & KItch, flrs, tiles, moulding, dry-wall, painting, plumbing, wiring. Job guaranteed. WCB ins. Patrick 778-863-7100.
GET RESULTS! Run a classified. Best value when you want to reach a large circulation. www.communityclassifieds.ca or 1866-669-9222.
BERNESE Mountain Dog Puppies. Vet checked & ready for good homes.$850.Langley.778-241-5504 BERNESE Mountain Dog Pups. Unique blood lines. 99% house trained. Call 604-740-0832 or 604-740-2986.
BERNESE Mountain X Great Pyrenees pups, gorgeous, excellent markings, parents to view, health guar’d, $850. Call (604) 607- 5051 Blue Nose Pitbulls, Razor’s Edge/ Gotti bloodlines, Seal blue coats with blue eyes, 1st shots & dewormed. $1000 Call 778-877-5210 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 856-4866
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MOVING & STORAGE
AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance
From 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10 Ton Trucks Insured ~ Licenced ~ 1 to 3 Men Free estimate/Seniors discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos
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329 PAINTING & DECORATING A-TECH Services 604-230-3539 Running this ad for 7yrs
PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $269, 2 coats (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
CHINESE SHAR PEI pups. House raised. Well socialized. Vet chek’d., shots. Avail. now. 604-814-0038
CKC Reg. soft coated Wheaton terrier pups, hypo-allergenic. Guarntd. Vet ✓ $1,000+. Call 604-533-8992 ROTTWEILER X PITT BULL puppies, 8 weeks, $450 604-857-0413
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FOR SALE BY OWNER
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BANK ON US! Mortgages for purchases, renos, debt consolidation, foreclosure. Bank rates. Many alternative lending programs.Let Dave Fitzpatrick, your Mortgage Warrior, simplify the process!1-888-711-8818 email@example.com
660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS
Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley
1 & 2 Bdrms Available Immediately 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 1 bdrm, 1 bath, clean, bright, totally updated. Avail Feb1st. $890/mo. Pet OK. 604-948-1966.
RICHMOND central 2 bdrm 2 bath 5 applis, lrg deck, u/g prkg, Immed. $1250. Ns/Np. 604-789-0804 RICHMOND Mayfair Crt. 1 Bdrm top flr, 675sf, laundry in bldg, pkng, ns/np, lease, ref’s, $875/mo incl ht/h.water, March1. (604)943-0592. Richmond
Ocean Residences 11671 7th Avenue Condo-like bldg with great views a must see. Modern living, beaut grounds incl’d ponds & fountains. Close to Steveston and markets; Many stes with ocean views. Indoor/outdoor pkg, lockers, party rm, fitness rm, sauna, outdoor pool, games rm, social rm, BBQ Area. Bach, 1 & 2 bdrm stes from $800. For more info & viewing call
Irina 778-788-1872 Email: rentoceanresidences @gmail.com Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management
RICHMOND $1400/mo nr #3 Rd & Cambie. SXS, 3 bdr 2 bths, clean. Ref’s. Av.now. Garage, fenced back yard. 604-278-6675, 778-889-6675
HOMES FOR RENT
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1985 CAVEMAN Truck Camper, F/S, furnace, washroom. $2000 obo. Call (604)860-3148
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
RICHMOND. 1/bdrm main floor suite. Granite countertop, heated floors. Ideal for resp prof. $800/mo. incl alarm, heat, HW, cable. No laundry. Avail immed. N/S, N/P. (604)275-2558 RICHMOND #4/Francis, 3 bdrm nr schools & buses. New paint & carpets. Shrd w/d. N/S, N/P. $1300 + utils. Feb 1st. 604-992-8877. RICHMOND Shell/Williams, 3 bdrm, lge eck, garage, $1400 incl util/ldry NS/NP 604-537-6618 RICHMOND totally reno’d 4Bdrm extra lrg main floor, all new appls, avail now. 604-241-2772, 618-9595
RICHMOND, Shell/Cambie. 2 bdrm bsmt suite. Avail immed. $800/mo. incl utils. N/S. N/P. 778-999-1875. RICHMOND. Terra Nova! gorgeous 1 bdrm in orig Terra Nova, lrg kitch, bath, bdrm. heated flrs, all new appls, use of beautiful back yrd, walk to dyke in 2min., 4min to shop Ctr, priv ent, ref’s pref’d, avail now, $1050 incl heat/water/elec. N/S N/P 604-275-9212 or 604-505-3069.
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> HSBC Chinese Restaurant Awards at River Rock Show Theatre
The stars of Chinese cuisine
Around Town Amanda Oye
here is more to Chinese food than the deliciously greasy take out from the public market or the food court at the mall. It can be an amazing culinary experience, as demonstrated at the HSBC Chinese Restaurant Awards at the River Rock Show Theatre on Jan. 18. Chefs and restaurant owners from across the Lower Mainland came out to claim prizes for 2011 Critics’ Choice awards and Diners’ Choice awards. Around 400 people
were at the event, which is in its third year. “I think it was fabulous,” said Nancy Wong, the event promoter. “We are looking forward to really growing the awards in the years to come,” she said. This year chef Tony Wu came in from China to take the stage and put on six presentations, including speedily carving a rose out of fruit while blindfolded. After Wu’s performance several Richmond restaurants were presented with awards including HK BBQ Master, for the Diners’ Choice best BBQ shop and Jade Seafood Restaurant for the Critics’ Choice Gold Award for their dish Golden Dungeness Crab. “We have the best (Chinese food) in the world,” Wong said. The awards night “helps to raise that awareness.”
Some of chef Tony Wu’s carved fruit creations.
Amanda Oye covers the social scene for The Review. Reach her at email@example.com.
Dinesty Chinese Restaurant manager Joanne Huang and supervisor Amy Tsai.
Chef Tony Wu.
Good Choice Restaurant manager Cynthia Leong and owner/chef Raymond Ma .
Vin Phung, the director of restaurant corporate relations and Todd Bright from Wild Rice who was in December’s Chinese Chef of the Year competition Andy Liu, Marco Yuen and Raymond Li from Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant
Deer Garden Signatures executive chef Lau Tai Fai (top) and the owner Gordon Mui with his wife Amber Mui.
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