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Port Moody graphic artist Markus Fahrner is framed by the flywheel of his vintage 1914 Colt Armoury letterpress. For more on his acquisition, see pages 3 and 4.

MUSIC FOR AMANDA An orchestral composition about PoCo’s Amanda Todd is up for a Juno: page 24

Two groups of experienced hikers got more than they bargained for when they reached the snow line and darkness started to descend on the Halvor Lunden and Swan Falls trails on Eagle Mountain in Anmore last Saturday night. A woman who was hiking with a group of people and a man and woman who were snow shoeing were rescued within hours of each other in two separate incidents on the mountain’s snowy slopes thanks to Coquitlam Search and Rescue. “Definitely treat the mountains as if it was full winter,” warned Michael Coyle, Coquitlam Search and Rescue spokesperson, who said the rescued hikers were prepared and experienced, but were bogged down by the snow which made for slow going. In the first rescue, a 64-yearold woman was lifted off the Halvor Lunden trail by helicopter. see ‘TREAT THE’, page 11

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Clockwise from left: Markus Fahrner sorts through blocks of metal fonts he uses to create books and posters on his 1914 printing press in the garage of his Port Moody home. The late Jim Rimmer at work on one his vintage typesetters in the studio of his New Westminster home in 2004. Each individual letter cast in a metal block must be placed in a frame, or chase. The chase is then placed in the press where rollers coated with ink pass over it and then sheets of paper are pressed to make an impression. The work station in Fahrner’s garage. Fahrner prepares to fire up his old Colt Armoury letterpress.

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These words you’re reading were crafted by the reporter then turned into digital zeros and ones before being printed on paper or uploaded to the internet. Not so many years ago, the craft of printing words on paper was a much more involved, laborious task that involved dozens of skilled journeymen and tons of heavy machinery. Each word, paragraph and story committed by the writer to paper had to be assembled into frames with cast lead dies, letter-by-letter, punctation mark-by-punctuation mark. Those heavy frames, or chases, were then placed into large presses where rollers

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inked the raised metal letters and then pressed paper to them to create a printed page. “There is a problem when we go too fast,” said Markus Fahrner a Port Moody graphic artist who’s also the coordinator at the city’s Station Museum. So, in an effort to slow the process of printing down and reconnect with the skills he first learned as a boy growing up in Germany where his mother was a book designer, Fahrner acquired a Colt Armoury press that was likely built by the gun manufacturer in 1914. But this is no ordinary old press. It was once owned and carefully maintained in working order by Jim Rimmer, a world-renowned typographer and letterpress printer who kept the old-world craft alive from a studio behind his New Westminster home until he died in 2010.

The stained glass lit studio and Rimmer’s basement were crammed with old letterpresses, typesetters and spare parts salvaged from print shops that had moved on in technology. He restored the machines and designed dozens of typefaces in metal for printing limited edition books, posters and one-sheets that were coveted by collectors around the world. Shortly after Rimmer’s death, he was awarded the Robert R. Reid award for lifetime achievement or extraordinary contributions to the book arts in Canada by the Alcuin Society, a volunteer society dedicated to the artistic side of printing books. Fahrner said he couldn’t believe the good fortune of his find. While much of Rimmer’s printed works, printers’ dummies, manuscripts and type

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design work was acquired by the Simon Fraser University library after his passing, the fate of his collection of heavy machinery was less certain. Fahrner said it’s important to keep the old machines running rather than have them end up as decorative curios in restaurants or antique shops. “I really admire the craft,” Fahrner said. “I love the way it forces you to slow down.” In fact, a poster that might take Fahrner a couple of hours to design on a computer can take days to assemble and print on the letterpress. “It’s slow and precise,” he said. “You suddenly have so much to know about the process, like the way the ambient temperature of the room affects the ink, the type of paper you’re using, how heavy an impression you want to make

on the paper.” The end product, Fahrner said, has a depth and life that

can’t be produced digitally. “There’s an intrinsic love and energy in the things you

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Port Moody’s manager of recreation, Jim LaCroix, with one of several AED packs the city has placed at its various public facilities. Two staffers at Kyle Centre used one of the devices to resuscitate a ballroom dancer who had collapsed last November and they were recently honoured for their effort with a special commendation from Mayor Mike Clay.

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A ballroom dancing class at Port Moody’s Kyle Centre almost turned fatal for a woman last November. But a quick response from a pair of staff members to begin chest compressions and deploy the centre’s automatic defibrillator (AED) saved her life. Cheryl Lynn and Jennifer Theobald were recently presented certificates of appreciation by Port Moody Mayor Mike Clay. But the city’s manager of recreation Jim LaCroix said they reacted just as all city employees who deal with the public have been trained. LaCroix said his department’s 40 to 50 staff receive annual first aid training that includes instructions on how to clear airways and administer chest compressions and CPR. They’re also taught how to

apply the AED. Qualifications must be re-certified every three years. “Safety is an important thing for us,” he said, adding the device has helped save a life in the city on three previous occasions. Port Moody’s first AED was donated to the Port Moody arena by the city’s oldtimers hockey association in 2010. There are now eight of the machines installed in five facilities: the front desk, weight room, arena lobby and breezeway between the two arenas at the rec complex, Kyle Centre, civic centre as well as Rocky Point and Westhill pools during the summer months. Of course, knowing how to use the AED and actually doing it under the high-stakes stress of an emergency situation can be two vastly different things, LaCroix said. But the machines make it simple by guiding

users through every step once they’ve properly applied the sensors. Afterward, staff who are involved in an emergency situation are also offered counselling, LaCroix said. Clay praised the cool heads of the Kyle Centre staffers. “We go through so much at the city every day, we’re at constant risk that something could go wrong,” he said. “In this case, somebody is alive today from the fast actions of our staff.” • The city is offering a free CPR and AED awareness session on Wed., May 16, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Inlet Centre fire hall. The free session will cover basic CPR skills as well as how to operate an AED. Advance registration is required at www. portmoody.ca or by calling 604469-4556.

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Watermain flushing starts Mar 19 in Heritage Mountain and Noons Creek The City of Port Moody is performing uni-directional watermain cleaning in the area shown on the map starting the week of Monday, March 19. You may experience temporary discolouration, pressure fluctuations and sediment in the water reaching your home or business. If this occurs, run cold water in the bath tub until it clears up. These conditions should only happen for a short time and do not pose a health hazard. City staff will try to minimize any inconvenience. For more information, call Operations at 604.469.4574.

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ers migrate down the ridge to Port Moody. “Curlers in general are trying to roll their sleeves up and get this done as best they can,” she said. In his report, Allueva said converting the curling club’s ice will result “in significant cost savings,” as it will allow the city to relocate hockey and skating programs currently being held on ice time the city contracts to use at Planet Ice.

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A former Port Coquitlam city employee will be sentenced in May for taking about $175,000 from the municipality over a three-year period. Yesterday (Tuesday), Dean McIntosh pleaded guilty to one charge of false pretence over $5,000 — an indictable offence that carries a maximum penalty of 10 years behind bars. The 51-year-old PoCo resident was at the PoCo courthouse with his lawyer, Archie Kaario, and spoke only to confirm his admission before Judge Shehni Dossa. She ordered a pre-sentence report for his May 18 hearing, which is expected to take an hour, Kaario said. Crown Counsel Lori Ashton told The Tri-City News afterward it’s undecided at this time what will happen to McIntosh’s other charges of theft and fraud over $5,000

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Public Notice of Watermain Flushing The City will be flushing watermains in the area shown on the map below beginning the week of March 5, 2018. One third of the City’s watermains are flushed each year to minimize sediment deposits in the water system that can deteriorate our water quality. Flushing may cause pressure fluctuations, some discolouration and sediment in the water reaching your home or business. All of these conditions should be of short duration. If your water appears discoloured, run a cold water tap until the water clears. Please direct inquiries to Public Works at 604.927.5496 or email publicworks@portcoquitlam.ca.

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(the false pretence charge was sworn on March 8 while the first two charges were sworn last December). McIntosh stole about $175,000 from taxpayers by using a city-issued credit card he had for his employment as a facility maintenance coordinator — and through the city’s purchasing system — to buy tools and small machines. The city said McIntosh then resold the items through a third-party broker, between April 2014 and October 2016. McIntosh confessed to stealing the cash after a coworker approached senior managers, the city added; he showed them how he did it, returned the cash in full and resigned his position.

In an emailed statement to The Tri-City News, Mayor Greg Moore said of McIntosh’s guilty plea, “This was a very distressing situation for everyone involved and council felt the right thing to do was have it dealt with by the police and courts as it was a criminal matter.” Moore continued, “We know the community places its trust in us and we take that seriously. To make sure this doesn’t happen again, we’ve undertaken an independent review of the situation and have now put in place a number of measures, including a whistleblower policy, fraud awareness training and stricter purchasing approvals.” jcleugh@tricitynews.com

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Tri-City residents will be able to drop off their recyclables at a larger and better organized recycling facility when a new $40 million waste transfer opens on United Boulevard in Coquitlam in late 2019. Construction is expected to start in June on the new facility that will be built by Metro Vancouver at 995 United Blvd. and will provide residential and commercial waste services as well as a new recycling depot for Tri-City residents. Monday, Coquitlam council agreed to pay $195,000 a year for the new depot, $113,000 more than it pays now, with Port Coquitlam expected to pay $69,630 and Port Moody contributing $31,093 annually towards the cost of running the new recycling depot. Solid waste fees currently cover the cost and Coquitlam will look for efficiencies to cover the increase. In a report, councillors were told that Coquitlam residents use the current depot more because they live closer to it and the new cost-sharing agreement will also have to include the price of the new facility. Under the funding formula,

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In accordance with the Liquor Control and Licensing Act and Regulations, the City of Coquitlam has been asked to provide comments and a recommendation on the application to the LCLB. The City invites the public to provide input to Council with respect to how the change to this licence, if approved, may affect them and their property. The City of Coquitlam will be receiving input on this application until Wednesday, March 28, 2018. Written correspondence can be provided in one of the following ways: • Email: clerks@coquitlam.ca • Fax: 604-927-3015 • Mail: City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, B.C., V3B 7N2 • In person at City Hall, 3000 Guildford Way at the City Clerk’s Office during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday excluding statutory holidays (Telephone: 604-927-3010)

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Gravel-skinned knees could soon be a thing of the past for soccer and softball players at Port Moody’s Inlet Park. City council was expected to consider a proposal that would replace the all-weather playing surface with FIFA-regulation artificial turf soccer pitch that can be divided into three smaller Super-8 pitches for younger players between the ages of four and 12. Two softball fields would also be constructed in opposite corners of the facility. The preferred alignment option of two presented to council on Tuesday would also feature wider sidelines and more room at each end for shelters to protect players. A batting cage could also eventually be constructed as well as a field house and there would be room in a parking area to accommodate 88 cars. But the expansive plan would result in 135 trees being-

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Tri-City students with a knack for science can start building their creations now for an upcoming event at the Coquitlam Public Library. Students can win prizes in the third annual Science Expo — a partnership between the library, Douglas College and School District 43. The event, open to students in Grades 4 to 12, will see participants compete May 10 at the library’s City Centre branch in four categories: elementary (Grades 4 and 5); middle (Grades 6 to 8); junior (Grades 9 and 10); and senior (Grades 11 and 12). Individual and team entries are allowed but, to qualify, students must have a sponsoring teacher, and have submitted registration and consent forms by the April 16 deadline. Visit coqlibrary.ca/sci-expo for more details, or contact Chris Miller at 604-554-7339 or cmiller@coqlibrary.ca.

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cut down along the northern and eastern edges of the site. And it would also take longer and cost more to build as the site would require preloading to compact the ground. A second, smaller option with reduced sidelines and less room for parking that would result in less impact on surrounding trees was also being considered. A report presented to council said the larger facility is preferable because “this field is

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Rescuers used a longline system because it would have taken too long for volunteers to get her out by foot. She had injured her ankle and rescue workers thought it was broken. Paramedics greeted the woman when she landed at the SAR command centre at Buntzen Lake. “The group appeared properly equipped, and the members who attended said the trail is slippery and that could have contributed to the injury,” Coyle said. The first rescue was still going on in the early evening when the teams received a second call about a couple who had gotten lost on the Swan Falls trail after completing the Halvor Lunden hike. Deep snow hampered the rescue crew and Coyle said it took the volunteers more than four hours to get to the couple whose position was identified via a screen capture from the GPS on their cell phones. After warming them up using hand warmers and a special vest that heats up the body’s core temperature, the volunteers walked the couple back to the command centre, reaching the parking lot at ap-

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ne billion dollars over three years. It’s such a mindboggling amount of money that most of us can’t begin to conceive of what it really means. That’s the amount of money provincial finance Minister Carole James pledged for child care in the b.C. NdP’s recent first budget. and it’s an amount of money that, sadly, won’t be able to overcome the woefully inadequate patchwork of services that passes for a childcare system in our province. In fact, “system” is a misnomer on all fronts, since — as most Lower Mainland parents can attest — child DELIVERY 604-472-3040 NEWSROOM 604-472-3030 DISPLAY ADS 604-472-3020 cLASSIfIED ADS 604-444-3056 n

care is more of a scramble-tofind-whatever-you-can-andthen-scrape-out-your-bankaccount-to-pay-for-it migraine than it is an actual “system.” We applaud what James’ first budget does to address many of the issues facing parents: the creation of a new child-care benefit for low- and middleincome families; the chance for daycare providers to opt in to fee-reduction programs; the creation of more than 22,000 new child-care spaces. Those changes will help. and they are welcome. Now what we need, more than anything, is a total rethink. We need to re-envision, as a society, what child care means. Much as we embrace

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the idea of a universal public education system as a societal good, we need to embrace the idea of a universal public childcare system. We need to consider child care not as a frill or a privilege, but as a right. The education of children doesn’t start when they reach the arbitrarily designated age of five. It starts when they’re born. Giving parents of all income levels, all backgrounds and all walks of life an equal opportunity to find care that works for their family is equally as important as giving those families access to schools. In a perfect world, the public education system and the

child-care system wouldn’t be two separate entities. They would be parts of an integrated whole that exists to support, nurture and educate children from their very earliest days on up. In a perfect world, new schools would be built with integrated child care in mind. In a perfect world, child-care workers would be recognized as the educators that they are — and compensated accordingly. We’re a long, long way from a perfect world. but we’re glad that, at last, we have a government that recognizes the need to start on a journey towards that ideal. – Burnaby Now

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A need for development The Editor, Re. “Fire hall, works yard and now ERH?” (Letters, The Tri-City News, March 9). We have lived in Port Moody for more than 35 years, the last 11 in Newport Village. We have always loved this city and our neighbourhood but, now, with the arrival of the Evergreen Extension, it is even more one of the most desirable areas in the Lower Mainland. While many would like to keep this gem to themselves, responsibilities to the greater community plus the need to provide more services and expand the tax base make further development inevitable. Therefore, we feel obligated to present an alternative view to the recent volume of opposition expressed to proposed new high-density residential development in the Inlet Centre area. We do not support all new development. On the contrary, we have taken an active role over the past decade in opposing development proposals presented with only potential profits in mind. But the vehement opposition expressed in The Tri-City News and elsewhere to recent

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The Editor, Will Mayor Mike Clay, Port Moody council and their union loyalists lay out the cost of this proposed new works yard and how much the city is already in financial disarray to pay for repairing existing amenities? How much selling off of public land, including the willfully neglected Kyle Centre and the old fire hall site, will it take to pay off the current debt load and will any proceeds go towards the city’s debt? It appears the only plan Port Moody council and staff have to get out of a financial hole is to sell public land, allow massive development and increase taxes exponentially. Rick Evon, Port Moody proposals for the redevelopment of the old fire hall site and the works yard plus the Eagle Ridge Hospital properties seems premature and shortsighted. All manner of reasons for opposition are presented, the most popular ones being: increased traffic, that these properties should become park and, and that they may be needed for other civic or hospital purposes. We cannot subscribe to any of these reasons. First, only a small portion of the traffic in Inlet Centre comes from the local buildings, the vast majority being vehicles

coming in from Ioco, Heritage Mountain or along Guildford Way to shop, use the recreation centre or pass through on their way to other parts of the city. Second, these proposals involve properties located at busy intersections that are inappropriate for parkland. Finally, as far as the properties being needed in the future, during the approval process, both the city and hospital would be required to present planning data to support their contention that the properties will not be needed. Opponents ignore the fact

that with SkyTrain service comes the obligation to contribute to its success and the goal of removing as much traffic as possible from Metro Vancouver roads by allowing more housing to be built within walking distance of stations. Placing highrises on the fire hall and hospital properties would maximize the number of units available to meet this obligation. These properties have the advantage of being situated so as to minimize the effect on the access to existing buildings and on their view corridors. Placing a highrise on the works yard site presents problems to be seriously considered as it might interfere with the valuation critical inlet water views of current Suter Brook residents. While these proposals are in the very early stages and would need careful monitoring to assure they contribute to other important goals, such as the inclusion of affordable housing and other community needs, we feel that they have sufficient positive possibilities to be moved ahead in the approval process. Doug and Deborah Mills, Port Moody

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The Editor, Re. “Federal tax change leads to a likely hike in council costs” (front page, The Tri-City News, March 9). New federal tax changes to the Municipal Officers’ Allowance will mean that Port Coquitlam’s mayor and council (along with other councillors, school trustees and MLAs) will no longer receive a third of their salaries tax free. The rationale for these changes can be found on page 208 of the federal budget, which reads: “In today’s workforce, many Canadians receive benefits such as a daily food allowance or transit fare, which are counted as taxable income. Yet certain tax measures allow some individuals to pay less than their fair share of taxes on such benefits… Budget 2017 proposes to: Remove the tax exemptions for non accountable advances paid to… certain municipal office-holders. This exemption… provides an advantage that other Canadians do not enjoy.”

Seems fair as nobody else gets a third of their salary tax free and the mayor and council members have all got expense accounts against which they can claim out-of-pocket expenses. But it’s not fair to Coun. Dean Washington, who declared that the federal government needs more money to pay for stuff and that him having to pay more income tax is just another form of downloading on municipal taxpayers. And Coun. Glenn Pollock said: “We need to keep our take-home pay the same” while Coun. Laura Dupont says it’s unfair and the soon-to-be-ex-Mayor Greg Moore says it’s a pay cut. Poor devils, having to live like the rest of us. They will all be OK, though, because they are about to vote the next council a pay increase to cover the additional income tax. They will not have to pay it — we will. Peter Manning, Port Coquitlam


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TransLink is reminding riders to tap their Compass cards — not their wallets or phone cases — when getting on the bus or going through the SkyTrain fare gates. With new payment options, which include credit cards and mobile wallets, coming this spring, the region’s transportation authority said there are concerns about “card clash.” According to a press release, if a wallet or phone is tapped, an unintended card could be charged, although the release stated, “Under no circumstance will multiple cards be charged during a single tap.” The new payment option

is designed to make it easier for tourists and infrequent transit riders to access the bus or SkyTrain, according to TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond. “Tap to pay is going to make taking transit even easier,” said TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond. “Giving people more payment options will greatly increase convenience, especially for people who aren’t regular riders. We plan to launch tap to pay this spring to ensure we provide this new convenience in time for tourism season.” Once the new initiative is launched, Desmond said it will reduce ticket line-ups and mean that riders will no longer have to worry about finding exact change when accessing transit.

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Port Moody acupuncturist and massage therapist who already got his hands dirty restoring a mid-century home in New Westminster now wants to bring renewed life and purpose to a pair of residences built by the owners of the Flavelle sawmill for its workers. Andrew Taylor has applied to the city to subdivide the lot at 2214 Clarke St., where the Williams residence is located; he then wants to move another heritage home he’s acquired, the Niemela residence, to the back of the property, where it would face Vintner Street. Taylor is also proposing to enter into a heritage revitalization agreement with the city to protect the two homes, which he hopes to convert to professional office and studio spaces. Otter Creek, which runs through the property, would also be protected. Taylor said he got the bug for restoring heritage homes when he worked on a house in New West, where he was living at the time. He also brought back to life the dilapidated 1970s-era commercial building in downtown Port Moody where his clinic is located. The Williams residence was built in 1925 for William Henry Williams, a mill worker and truck driver for the Thurston-

Flavelle Lumber Company, and it fit the bill when Taylor was casting about for his next restoration project: It was near his clinic, it needed a little care and attention, and it was for sale. “It was really run down,” Taylor said. “I could see the bones were really beautiful.” In September, he bought it and started working with an interior designer on its restoration plan, which will include jacking the old house up and placing it on a new, taller foundation. (Much of the interior work, such as restoring the original hardwood floors and ceiling slats, has already been completed.) In December, Taylor acquired the Niemela residence at 2620 St. George St. The house with a side-gabled roof was built in 1918 by Henry and Sylvia Niemela, immigrants from Finland who also earned their keep from the Flavelle sawmill. It, too, had seen better days but Taylor was enraptured. “Given the changes going on it the city, it’s important to maintain some of the character,” Taylor said. But the only way to achieve that in a way that makes financial sense, he said, is to bring the two homes together on the same property. “It’s so expensive to do, the numbers don’t make sense,” Taylor said of the cost to restore two heritage homes. Putting both on the same property also creates a bit of a heritage precinct that could more easily withstand redevelopment pressure in the future, he said.

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Andrew Taylor, a Port Moody acupuncturist and massage therapist, checks out the view from the porch of the Williams residence on Clarke Street. He’s in the process of restoring the registered heritage home and has applied to move another he acquired in December to the back of the same property. The cedar shingles are in the process of being replaced with new shingles cut at the Flavelle sawmill.

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• Coquitlam Needlearts Guild meets, noon-9:30 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion Branch 263, 1025 Ridgeway Ave., Coquitlam. Info: 604-937-0836. • My Coquitlam, My Centennial opening reception, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Coquitlam Public Library, Poirier Branch, Nancy Bennett Room, 575 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Put on by the Coquitlam Heritage Society, the exhibit features artifacts preserved from the old Centennial Secondary School building, interviews with past students, as well as photographs. Show will run from Feb. 27 to Aug. 22. For info: www. coqlibrary.ca.

• Burke Mountain’s community association (NECRA) meets, 7 p.m., Victoria Hall (across from Leigh elementary), 3435 Victoria Dr., Coquitlam. Presentation: How to discourage the chafer beetle and what types of grass seed to use to restore the damage, with a speaker from Art Knapp Plantland. All are welcome. Regular business meeting will take place shortly afterwards. Adjournment around 9 p.m. Info: 604-970-2579. ents Heritage Writers’ Group, 10:30 a.m.-noon, PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives. Start capturing your life story for family and posterity; no preparation required, just bring a pen and paper or your laptop. Info: pocoheritage.org.

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• Tri-City Singles Social Club meets, 7 p.m., Port Moody Legion Manor, 2909 Hope St.. The group offers opportunities for 50+ singles to enjoy a variety of activities such as dining, dancing, theatre, travel, movies and more. Info: Darline, 604466-0017.

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• HEROS Personal, family and community preparedness, 10 a.m.-noon, The Studio, Glen Pine Pavilion, 1200 Glen Pine Crt., Coquitlam. This session will cover typical earthquake damage and hazards and how to protect yourself inside and outside your home. Info: amartin@ coquitlam.ca. • Dogwood Garden Club meets, 7 p.m., Centennial Room, Dogwood Pavilion, 1655 Winslow Ave., Coquitlam. Speaker: Evelyn Faulkner will discuss how to create an authentic Japanese garden. Info: dogwoodgardenclub.weebly.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 17

• Coquitlam University Women’s Club meeting, 1 p.m., Nancy Bennett Room, Coquitlam Public Library’s Poirier branch. Speaker: Wanda Gendron, executive director of the Western Society for Children with Birth Disorders; she will outline the work of this charitable organization that provides support and advocacy for disabled children, and educates and engages communities on disability issues to generate local solutions to systematic inequalities that limit this potential. Gendron is a family support worker and parent of children with diverse abilities who has experience with cerebral palsy. All are welcome to attend. Info: Roxanne, 604-931-2894.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21

• Singles Travel Club meets at 6 p.m. for dinner at ABC Restaurant, 300-100 Schoolhouse St., Coquitlam. It offers group tours for solo travellers – meet new friends, enjoy the security of group travel and avoid the costly single supplement. Info: www.singlestravelclub.ca. Dinner RSVP: Val, 604529-1552.

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• Shoreline Writers’ Society meets, 1 p.m., Coquitlam Public Library, Poirier branch, Seminar Room 8. New writers welcome. Info: Helmi, 604-462-8942.

• PoCo Heritage Society presents An Evening at the Museum, 7 p.m. at PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives to see the current exhibit, PoCo Stories: Sports, and to learn about PoCo’s bowling alley from the owner, Brian Madaski (Port

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• 29th annual Festival du Bois begins (running through Sunday) at Mackin Park, Coquitlam. It’s a weekend celebration of francophone and French-Canadian culture featuring, music and dance, traditional food, shows for kids, fun activities and more. Festival opens with a Contra Dance in the Grand Chapiteau (big tent) with music by The Sybaritic String Band. Info: festivaldubois.ca. • Crossroads Hospice Coffeehouse presents Lyndsay Wills and the No Frills Band, The Gathering Place, 1100-2253 Leigh Sq., PoCo, doors open at 7 p.m.; admission: $5 at the door. Info: 604-945-0606 or info@crossroadshospice. org. Wills has been a singer/ songwriter much of her life and recently released a CD called Flight Risk.

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• Centennial Stamp Club hosts a presentation on unusual postage stamps (hint: not all stamps are made of paper or are square); meet and mingle at 7 p.m., presentation after 8 p.m., McGee Room, Poirier community centre, 630 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Info: www.stampclub.ca or 604-941-9306.

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TC CALENDAR continued from page 21 • Lincoln Toastmasters meets from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays (except first Tuesday of each month) at Hyde Creek rec centre, 1379 Laurier Ave., PoCo (Room 3, upstairs). Improve your self-confidence, communication and leadership skills through public speaking; new members welcome. Info: Shirley, 604-671-1060 or shirleybrown@shaw.ca. • Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce’s Toastmasters group meets Wednesdays, noon-1:15 p.m., PoCo city hall to improve communication and leadership skills. For more information, visit business.tricitieschamber.com/events. • City of the Arts Toastmasters, dedicated to improving leadership and public speaking skills, meets 5:30-7 p.m., Port Moody city hall, 100 Newport Dr. Info: Mike, cityofthearts@icloud.com or cityofthearts.toastmastersclubs.org. • Rotary Club of PoCo Centennial meets Thursdays, 4:15 p.m., Wilson Centre, 2150 Wilson Ave., PoCo; new members welcome. Info: Barrie, barrie@barrieseaton.com or 604-945-6627. • Fraser Pacific Rose Society meets last Tuesday of each month except August and December, 7 p.m. Dogwood Pavilion, 624 Poirier St. Everyone welcome. • Downtown Coquitlam Toastmasters meet every Wednesday, 7-8:30 p.m.; first Wednesday of each Month at Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre branch, 1169 Pinetree Way, in the Coquitlam foundation Room; other Wednesdays in Room B2090, Douglas College, David Lam Campus, 1250 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam. The Toastmasters program addresses skills including public speaking, listening, evaluating and feedback, as well as leadership skills. Info: 604-936-1427. • PoCo Lions Club meets first and third Tuesdays of each month, 7 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion 133, 2675 Shaughnessy St., PoCo. New members welcome. Info:: Gord, 604-9415140 or pzcgrg@shaw.ca. • Rotary Club of Coquitlam Sunrise meets Tuesdays, 7:15 a.m., City Centre Aquatic Complex, 1210 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam. New members welcome. Info: 604-464-7706. • PoMo Men’s 55-plus Curling League is looking for players who would like to curl regularly or as a spare; league runs Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-noon. Info: Tony, 604-461-5901 or Bill, 604464-1051. • Tri-City Photography Club meets on the second and fourth

cricket in coquitlam • Super Strikers Youth Cricket Club plays at Mackin Park in Coquitlam; all levels welcome, including handball cricket for U16 and U14 and kanga (softball) cricket for U10. Info: 604-461-2522 or kittybridgens@yahoo.ca. Mondays of each month (except holidays) at 7:30 p.m. at Port Moody secondary school, 300 Albert St., PoMo. The club is a great way to hone your skills and meet other photographers of all levels, and has photography outings throughout the Lower Mainland. Info: www.tricityphoto.ca. • Coquitlam Lawn Bowling Club is looking for new members. The bowling green and clubhouse are next door to Dogwood Pavilion and rose garden, located at 624 Poirier St. Membership is $90 per year and includes use of practice bowls, exercise, clean air, sunshine and friendship. Info: Dennis or Flo, 604-945-2768. • Euchre Club meets at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at Royal Canadian Legion, 2675 Shaughnessy St., PoCo. Info: Bev, 604-942-8911. • Tri-City Speakers Toastmasters Club meets Mondays, 6:30-8 p.m., Douglas College, David Lam Campus, main building, Room B2050, 1250 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam; you can drop in for an evening to experience the effective communications and honing of leadership skills in a friendly environment. Info: tricityspeakers. toastmastersclubs.org or Sean, 778-995-5230. • Fear speaking to a group? Get self-confidence and speaking skills as the Tri-Cities only noon-hour Toastmasters club meets at Coquitlam city hall every Tuesday, noon-1 p.m. Guests and visitors welcome. Info: tottcoquitlam.toastmastersclubs.org or Brad, 604-4182393. • Friends of Coquitlam Public Library meet on the second Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the boardroom, Poirier Branch. Info: 604-9374130. • Morningside Toastmasters meetings are held Thursdays, 7-8:30 a.m., at Burkeview Family Funeral Home, 1340 Dominion Ave., PoCo. Club is looking for new members who are committed to improving their public speaking, leadership and communication skills. Info: lindakozina@gmail.com or www. morningsidetoastmasters.ca. • Dogwood Photography Group meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month, 7-9 p.m., at Coquitlam’s Dogwood Pavilion. Club mem-

bers must be members of Dogwood Pavilion; professionals and novices alike are welcome. Info: Arcadia, 604-936-2263 or artistarcadi@gmail.com. • Barnet Lions Club meets first and third Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., Coquitlam Grill restaurant, 2635 Barnet Hwy., Coquitlam. New members welcome. Info: 604-644-7194 or www.barnetlions.com. • New Toastmaster club: Are you interested in having fun while developing communication and leadership skills? Would you like to be able to deliver a powerful toast at a wedding or a memorable speech, or learn to lead a team more effectively? This is your opportunity to be a charter member of the new RP2 Toastmaster Club. The club will meet Wednesdays 7-9 p.m. at Port Moody rec complex. Info: Gene, 604 2308030 or genevickers@hotmail. com. • Do you want to improve your ability to speak? Check out Rocky Point Toastmasters in Port Moody. Meetings are held Mondays, 7-9:15 p.m. (guests please show up 15 minutes early) at PoMo city hall. Info: rockypoint.freetoasthost.net. • Port Coquitlam Elks Lodge 49 meets first and third Thursdays at 8 p.m. it Elks Hall, 2272 Leigh Sq. Elks are looking for new members. Group provides community service to young people and seniors in the Tri-Cities and beyond. Info: Ed, 604-945-0880 or 604-9421345. • Happy Wanderers Walking Club welcomes all singles 45 and older for walks in the TriCities and Ridge Meadows areas; meet every Saturday at 9:15 a.m. Info: Marilyn, 604463-8874. • Tri-City Airedale Terrier Club is organizing events for local Airedale owners (and dogs). Info: s@tricityairedales.com or www.tricityairedales.com. • Centennial Stamp Club meets second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, 7 p.m., social rec centre, 630 Poirier St., Coquitlam. Info: 604945-1017 or www.stampclub.ca. • 777 Neptune Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Cadets, parade every Wednesday, 6:30-9:30 p.m., L’Ecole des Pionniers, 3550 Wellington St., PoCo; girls and boys 12-19 welcome. Info: 604-941-6227.

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FOR THE KIDS

Know a champ for kids? Honour them Friday is final day for ECD awards nominations The deadline is Friday for nominations for the ninth annual Champions for Young Children Awards. The Tri-Cities Early Childhood Development Committee is calling for recognition of caregivers who have made a difference in the lives of children under the age of six and their families.

Nominations will be accepted in the following categories: • individual champion (direct service role); • individual champion (leadership role); • individual or group champion (working with children who have extra support needs); • group or organization champion; • business champion; • and volunteer champion. Nominees from previous years will be accepted. The awards selection committee, made up of Tri-City

Tri-Cities Early Childhood Development Committee is again giving out its Champions for Young Children Awards. municipal officials as well as staff from the Ministry of Children and Family Development, Fraser Health Authority and School District 43, will host its awards banquet May 10 at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver, in Coquitlam. To submit an entry by March 16, visit tricitiesecd.ca.

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When a person goes into bankruptcy a Stay of Proceedings is issued. The Stay of Proceedings protects the debtor from any collection activity by his unsecured creditors. When the debtor receives their discharged, all his unsecured debts with a few exceptions, are erased. You can pursue an undischarged bankrupt once the trustee is discharged. The key word being undischarged. In rare cases a debtor is not discharged, usually because he fails to meet the obligations imposed on him by the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, namely duties, or payments pursuant to a mediation agreement or conditional order of Discharge.

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TC ARTS/enT. Balogun wins juno Battle

A Port Moody secondary student took the Battle of the Bands balogun competition this month, scoring $25,000 in scholarships from the Nimbus School of Recording and Media in Vancouver. Bukola Balogun, 16, won the grand prize — plus a $1,000 gift certificate from Tom Lee Music and tickets to the Juno Awards in Vancouver on March 25 — at the finale, held at The Roxy on March 5. Balogun was up against dozens of other high school musicians from around the Lower Mainland who played in weekly showcases last month — including the Terry Fox secondary band Earth of None, made up of Jordan Bischoff, Oliver Astren, Hayden Calder, Simon Holden and Jaden Bricker — in the lead up to the Junos on March 25. As part of her win, Balogun will perform at on the Let’s Hear It! Live festival stage on March 24 at the Vancouver Art Gallery, an outdoor festival that also includes the MusiCounts StarBand with two Fox students.

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Amanda Todd music up for a Juno JAnis Cleugh The Tri-CiTy News

When the list of Juno Award nominees came out last month, Vancouver composer Jocelyn Morlock immediately got a text from Jordan Nobles. Last year, Nobles clinched the national accolade for his piece Immersion and was eager to tell his friend she was up for this year’s prize in the same category: Classical Composition of the Year. “It was a nice surprise,” Morlock said, referring to Nobles’ news, “and hopefully it will be a good omen.” Two years ago, the National Arts Centre debuted Morlock’s 10-minute work, titled My Name is Amanda Todd, in Ottawa as part of its Life Reflected multi-media series that focused on the lives of four Canadian women with strong voices. Todd, a Port Coquitlam teen whose suicide in 2012 sent shock waves around the world, was featured in the innovative project alongside author Alice Munro, astronaut Roberta Bondar and First Nations elder and poet Rita Joe. But Morlock said she wasn’t sure at first how to express Todd’s story musically when she got the commission. She had heard of the narrative — a girl being bullied on cyberspace by an adult in the Netherlands, reaching out for help by creating a video with cards, then taking her life — on the news. Still, Morlock didn’t want to write a requiem for a young victim. So, to guide her through the

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an orchestral composition about Port Coquitlam’s amanda Todd — (pictured below with her mom, Carol) who was driven to suicide in 2012 by cyber bullying — is nominated for a Juno award on March 25 in Vancouver. The 10-minute piece, commissioned by the national arts Centre and penned by Jocelyn Morlock, is titled My name is amanda Todd and is part of life Reflected, a multimedia production inspired by the lives of four Canadian women. The work made its debut in ottawa in 2016.

sound journey, the composerin-residence for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra met with Todd’s mother, Carol, for tea. And in awe her late daughter would be the focus of an original classical work, Carol Todd was happy to oblige. “In my

mind, Amanda is my little girl,” she said. “She was 16 and she wasn’t yet a woman and, here she was, being lumped into three other stories of powerful Canadian women. It was just unbelievable.” Morlock took two months to carve out the composition, crafting mostly staccato notes — in a minor key — from the string section in the first part, to represent the fast-paced “micro gestures” on social media (i.e., tweeting and liking), before moving into a sorrowful chorale with the brass. The ending, however, is in a major key that repeats the first music but in an enlightened tone. This is meant to reflect the impact of Todd’s life and

the subsequent uplifting messages that can go viral. “It’s the little things that people can do every day that can become a snowball of positivity,” Morlock said. “I just didn’t want it to be all dark because she was a performing person. You don’t want to show a child by their tormented death. You need more humanity in there.” While the composition is a tribute to Todd, Morlock said it’s also a nod to her mother’s work with the Amanda Todd Legacy Society, a charity that aims to spread awareness about mental health and carries the motto “Stay Strong” (last week, Carol Todd was recognized as a Women of Worth by L’Oreal Paris, in Toronto,

and her non-profit group received $10,000). Next Sunday, Carol Todd will accompany Morlock to the Juno broadcast at Rogers Arena, which will be emceed by Burnaby crooner Michael Bublé. There, Morlock, who earned a Juno nomination in 2011 for classical composition of the year, is up against: Alice Ping Yee Ho (Coeur a Coeur); Andrew Staniland (Phi, Caelestis); James Rolfe (Breathe); and Vincent Ho (The Shaman: Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra). Carol Todd said she’ll be thinking about Amanda at the ceremony. “If you know Amanda’s story, you know it’s a love story,” she said. “She wanted to have her name up in lights like any teenager and, when you see the performance [of My Name is Amanda Todd], it’s really powerful.” She added, “As a mom, you see her face up on that stage and you can’t even imagine. It’s so emotional… but Jocelyn did a beautiful job and the National Arts Centre did a visually beautiful piece. “I’m so proud.” jcleugh@tricitynews.com

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Let loose with the queens Janis CLeugh The Tri-CiTy News

It’s time for the Tri-Cities to loosen up and have a bit of fun at drag shows. That’s the message Coquitlam’s Daniel Mason — aka Jakyllyn Hyde — wants to get out as he premieres Spring Queening at the Evergreen Cultural Centre next Saturday. Mason will be on the Coquitlam stage with his husband Flannery Pajamas and fellow queens Anida Tythole, Justice Du Jour — both Abbotsford residents — and Candy Boxx of Victoria as well as Vancouver drag “royalty” Myria LeNoir and Yumi Nagashima for a night of comedy, lip synching to popular tunes and dancing. Similar in style to RuPaul’s Drag Race the show will be lively and risqué, Mason vows. “Drag is playing with gender and, right now, it’s very much a hot topic,” he said, noting Melissa McCarthy’s interpretation of White House spokesperson Sean Spicer last year, adding, “I’ve been doing drag for 17 years and I want to show that to the mainstream audience so they can get a better understanding of what we do.” Mason, who moved to Coquitlam two years ago, said there is a lack of diverse en-

st. Patrick’s day

Irish dancing, magic & music

Four Tri-City dancers with the Penk O’Donnell School of Irish Dance are off to Scotland for an international competition next week. Coquitlam’s Tessa Jung and Renee Yang as well as Hannah Pruner and Megan Findlay of Port Moody qualified for the Irish Dance World Championships, to be held in Glasgow from March 24 to April 1. The six Penk dancers who are travelling to Scotland will fundraise on Saturday — St. Patrick’s Day — at a number of TriCity pubs including John B, Woody’s, St. James Well and the Frog and Nightgown. photo submitted

Coquitlam’s Daniel Mason — aka Jakyllyn Hyde — appears at the Evergreen Cultural Centre on March 24 with his husband Flannery Pajamas and other fellow performers for Spring Queening. tertainment in the Tri-Cities and, as a result, many residents head to downtown Vancouver. His goal — should his March 24 production be successful — is to present ongoing drag events locally. “My hope is that people will understand a little bit more about what this type of entertainment is and that they get some joy out of it,” he

said. “I hope to bring happiness to people so they don’t take life so seriously,” he continued. “I think it’s something we’re all guilty of, is seeing everything so black and white and seeing every small thing that comes into our path as a huge obstacle when all we do is tuck stuff between our legs and put

socks in our bras and just take on the world.” • Tickets for Jakyllyn Hyde’s Spring Queening on Saturday, March 24 are $30 via the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way) at 604-927-6555 or online at 604-927-6555. The curtain rises at 7 p.m. Admission is for mature audiences only. jcleugh@tricitynews.com

MAGIC, MUSIC

Raise a glass of green ale to Ireland’s patron saint on Saturday — or take in a magic or VITALY music show — at Tri-City

YANG AND PRUNER venues on St. Patrick’s Day. At the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam), Vitaly pulls out his bag of tricks for An Evening of Wonders. A regular entertainer at the Evergreen, Vitaly is an illusionist who has performed in Las Vegas before Penn and Teller. At the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver (2080 United Blvd., Coquitlam), the Pop Junkies hit the Asylum Sound Stage at 9:30 p.m. while Brandon Isaak is in the Unlisted Lounge. And the Gallery Bistro (2411 Clarke St., Port Moody) serves up Copper Sky for a special St. Patrick’s Day concert and Irish meal.


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DuffleBag Theatre presents two versions of Cinderella at the Evergreen Cultural Centre during its spring break festival next week: one in English; the other bilingual.

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Robin Hood meets Cinderella (et en français aussi) at fest Get the kids away from the screens and take them on a theatrical adventure this spring break. Coquitlam’s Evergreen Cultural Centre hosts six children’s shows — including one bilingual edition — over three days during the March school hiatus, courtesy of DuffleBag Theatre. The festival opens March 20 with a 10 a.m. performance of Robin Hood, a classic story about the best archer in England and his friends Maid Marian, Friar Tuck and Little John. (The show also runs March 21 at 1 p.m. and March 22 at 10 a.m.). Also on March 20 and March 22, both at 1 p.m., is Cinderella while, on March 21 at 10 a.m., is the French version, Cendrillon. All shows include audience participation. For tickets at $15/$12, call the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) at 604-927-6555 or visit evergreenculturalcentre. ca. The festival is sponsored by PDG pediatric Dental Group.

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Meanwhile, for parents wanting to park their kids in art workshops during the day, a number of Tri-City centres have spots open for young creative minds. PLACE DES ARTS: The Coquitlam arts hub (1120 Brunette Ave.) has intensive blocks for students — from DJing and sculpture building to drawing and painting from March 19 to 29 (to register, call 604-664-1636 or visit placedesarts.ca to view the spring

break camp flyer). Among the program are: • Pottery (March 26 to 29, 9 a.m. to noon): Are you interested in creating some cool sculptures and awesome dishes with your own hands? Then this week-long ceramic intensive is for you. Under teacher Tony Wilson, you’ll learn both wheel-throwing and hand-building techniques in a self-directed environment that fosters both technical and individual expression. All ceramic glazes are food safe and fully usable for the kitchen table. • iDJ: School of Mix (March 26 to 29, 12:35 to 3:35 p.m.): With a hands-on approach under iDJ Services, learn the techniques that world-class DJs use on stage every night. You’ll work on modern industry standard DJ equipment and explore the history of disc jockeying, the qualities and application of sound, live performance and more. Learn how to mix and manage. EVERGREEN CULTURAL: For tweens and teens (ages 11 to 16), the Coquitlam facility (1205 Pinetree Way) runs its Youth Performing Arts Camp from March 26 to 29, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The week ends with a show on Thursday night in the Studio Theatre. Call 604-9276552 to register. POMO ARTS CENTRE: The venue at 2425 St. Johns St. has a several classes for kids during spring break such as: • LegoMation: From March 19 to 23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mike Schoenhals leads students as they animate Lego through the process of stop-motion capture. With the help of an instructor and camp mentors, students write, storyboard, ani-

mate and edit their own animated short film. On the final day, all productions are shown in a gala event for parents, friends and siblings. Register via mediafinearts.com. • Sew Much Fun: Teacher Cynthia Fligg shows kids how to learn the sewing machine and other hand-sewing skills while creating their own stuffed creature. Materials and machines included. Visit pomoarts.ca. • Painting and drawing: Teacher Kimberly Blackstock leads students through visual arts pieces with an official opening night display on March 29. Visit pomoarts.ca. • Artist in the Jungle: Instructor Agata Teodorowicz takes children on a full week of fun art projects based on a jungle theme. Visit pomoarts.ca. THEATRIX: This Coquitlam-based theatre company for youth runs its musical theatre camp from March 26 to 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Grow your acting, singing and dancing skills in the four-day camp, suitable for ages seven to 11. Visit theatrixyoutheatre.com.

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A snowstorm that paralyzed the British Isles may have delayed their arrival in Scotland, but it didn’t derail Coquitlam’s Zachary Curtis and his teammates on skip Tyler Tardi’s rink from winning the world junior men’s curling championship on Saturday in Aberdeen. Tardi’s Langley/Royal City-based team beat the host Scottish team 6-5 in 11 ends. Tardi was able to draw his last shot of the first extra end around a well-placed guard to the four-foot ring and bump Scotland’s scoring rock just enough to gain the winning advantage. “It was pretty exciting,” Curtis said of the nail-biting conclusion to the championship finale. Tardi’s Canadian contingent seemed to have the game well in hand after scoring three in the sixth end to go up 4-2 over Scotland, who hadn’t lost all week. Canada then extended their margin to 5-2 and the Scots seemed at a loss. Curtis, who joined Tardi’s team at the beginning of the season, said both teams were struggling with difficult ice conditions. “The feel of the ice was a bit off, and that was resulting in the rocks throwing heavy,” he said. Buoyed by the boisterous home crowd, the Scots didn’t roll over, though. They chipped away at Tardi’s lead and eventually tied it in the tenth end.

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Coaches seem to disappear when Adam Rockwood hits the scene. So far, the third time is working out to be a charm for the Coquitlam hockey player as his Northern Michigan University Wildcats prepare to host Michigan Technical University for the Western Collegiate Hockey Association championship on Saturday. The first time a coach departed the scene just as Rockwood entered it, Coquitlam Express coach John Calvano was fired at the end of Rockwood’s first season with the BC Hockey League team. Under new bench boss, Barry Wolff, Rockwood had his best season as a junior, leading the league in assists, and the Express went on to win the BCHL championship. Then, after a season playing for the University of Wisconsin Badgers, the coach who recruited Rockwood, Mike Eaves, was fired. This time the change of regime didn’t go so well. After a season playing for the new coach, Tony Granato, Rockwood was cut. Rockwood reached out to another coach that had expressed interest in bringing the Centennial secondary school grad into his program, Walt Kyle at Northern Michigan University. Kyle offered Rockwood a place on his team, but collegiate transfer rules dictated he’d have to stay on the sidelines for a season until he was eligible to play again. The Wildcats struggled, winning only 13 of 35 games, and before Rockwood was able to step on the ice as a junior for his first game with his new teammates, Kyle was fired. His successor, Grant Potulny, knew Rockwood as an opponent at Wisconsin when he was an assistant coach for the University of Minnesota

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Coquitlam’s Adam Rockwood headmans the puck for Northern Michigan University, where he’s playing his first season after transferring from the University of Wisconsin two years ago. Gophers. Their newly-forged relationship has paid dividends for both. Rockwood, 22, is leading the 19th-ranked Wildcats in scoring this season, with 48 points in 42 games, including an NCAA-leading 40 assists. Last Friday, he scored three points in the Wildcats’ 6-1 victory over 17th-ranked Bowling Green in the first game of their best-of-three WCHA semi-final. After a 1-0 loss to the Falcons Saturday, NMU bounced back with a 3-2 overtime win Sunday to advance to the one-game final against MTU. It will be the first time since 2010 NMU has competed for a title. The winner of that game moves on to the NCAA

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to smoulder for a year as Rockwood had to wait out his “red-shirt” year that is required of transfer students in the NCAA. He was able to practise and work out with the team, but he couldn’t play games. Rockwood said he took the hiatus as an opportunity to add some weight and strength, working out in the gym between his business and economics classes with a buddy who was also out of the team’s lineup because of a broken jaw. “I knew I needed to get bigger,” Rockwood said of the 10 to 15 pounds he gained. He also developed an appreciation for the place Wildcats’ hockey holds in the sporting culture of Marquette, Mich.,

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Terry Fox Ravens’ midfielder Jordan Bahowrie dodges the check of Royal Bay defender Cole Mahovolich in the first half of their junior semi-final game at the BC high school field lacrosse championships, Friday at Town Centre Park in Coquitlam. Fox lost the game and Royal Bay went on to win the junior championship. Teams from Vancouver Island also claimed both senior titles. Claremont 2 beat Claremont 1 in the Tier 1 championship, and Nanaimo District secondary school won the Tier 2 title.

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Curtis said the Canadians didn’t let the comeback diminish their focus. A narrow 6-5 loss to the Scots in the tournament’s third round told them their hosts could be beaten despite their unblemished record.

“We had to make sure we were fully engaged in each other, make sure everyone’s energy was where we needed to be,” Curtis said. And with their own crowd of red-and-white-clad supporters cheering them on from the temporary bleachers erected along the edges of the small

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Ko Takahashi of the Terry Fox Ravens drives to the basket against W.J. Mouat’s Harvir Johal in their second round game at the BC High School Basketball AAAA championships at the Langley Events Centre. Fox won the game 81-52, bouncing back from an opening round 79-63 loss to Vancouver College. After a subsequent 80-64 loss last Friday to Lord Tweedsmuir, the Ravens beat Handsworth, 73-70, on Saturday to finish the tournament in 11th place.

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