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TRI-CITY NEWS Metro waiting on waste plan OK
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Food for thought: Two groups aim to help the hungry
Minister under lobbying pressure By Jeff Nagel BLACK PRESS
B . C . E nv i r o n m e n t Minister Terry Lake is being urged to decide quickly whether Metro Vancouver can build more garbage incinerators in the region or if Lower Mainland trash must instead be sent further afield. Metro directors approved the proposed Integrated Solid Waste and Resource Management Plan last summer and sent it to Victoria, where it has bounced between three different environment ministers as a result of a series of cabinet shuffles. A spokesperson for Lake said ministry staff are still analysing the plan and expect to report to him by early June. Metro waste committee chair Greg Moore said he has been assured Lake hopes to decide soon after that. “Obviously, we want to get the plan done as soon as possible so we can move forward with it,” said the Port Coquitlam mayor, who met with Lake earlier this month. Metro needs time to call for bids and then build new waste-to-energy facilities — if allowed — by a 2015 target date. “When you start to work the clock backwards, we really need a decision in the very short term so we can move forward with the procurement and the construction process,” Moore said. The plan commits the region to recycle 70% of the waste stream by 2015, up from 55% now, by diverting organics and other recyclable materials. see METRO METRO,, page 17
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Left: Ron Baker, a Rotarian, at the Share food bank in Port Moody. Tri-City Rotary Clubs are hosting their Generous Hearts food drive next week to help food bank clients. Right: Ross Jacobsen, vice-principal of Port Coquitlam’s Terry Fox secondary school, which has a breakfast club where students can start their day with a nutritious meal — and community. For more, see the articles on page 3.
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Fix funding: Hyndes Uncertainty, insurance costs latest culprits By Diane Strandberg THE TRI-CITY NEWS
The chair of the Tri-Cities’ board of education wants a new funding mechanism for B.C. schools after the district was hit both with new costs and more cash after passing its $260-million 2011/’12 budget Tuesday evening. “It’s broken and its inequitable,” Melissa Hyndes said of the way schools are funded in the province. Previous School District 43 complaints have been about the district’s low per-pupil funding compared to other districts. Now, downloading has been added to the list of concerns after the district was told its premiums would rise for a School Protection Fund and its deductible would jump to $10,000 for each incident (typically theft), up from $3,000.
The change would add another $200,000 in insurance costs, including the increased deductibles. Hyndes, a Port Moody trustee, said the lack of consultation and late addition to the budget is another indication the funding process needs to be re-worked. “It’s downloading, that’s what it is,” said Hyndes, noting that the announcement came after boards had already set their budgets for the year. MELISSA HYNDES The BC School Trustees Association is also asking Education Minister George Abbott to reconsider the ministry’s sudden decision to shift school building insurance premiums previously paid by the government to local boards of education. see LAST-MINUTE LAST MINUTE FUNDING, FUNDING, page 4
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Train noise complaints By Gary McKenna THE TRI-CITY NEWS
A resident of downtown Port Coquitlam said he and his neighbours are losing sleep due to the sound of train whistles at the nearby Kingsway Avenue rail crossing. Brad Stairs told The TriCity News that PoCo city council needs to implement a bylaw similar to one that is in place in Coquitlam, which limits the use of train whistles between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. “I think it is something that will benefit a lot of people,” Stairs said. “In the last five years, this area has really grown up.” Stairs lives in a four-storey apartment building near
Gates Park and faces the Coquitlam River. He said he understands safety is a concern and horns are sounded in order to alert vehicles crossing the tracks but that is a controlled crossing with flashing lights, ringing bells and barriers that block the road when trains approach, so drivers are given plenty of warning without trains sounding their whistles. “Even with well-marked crossings, there is always some clown that wants to go around it,” he said. “You are never going to stop those people.” But when it comes to train whistles, there may not be much the city of Port Coquitlam can do. Dan Scoones, the city’s manager of bylaw services,
said the city already has rules in place but federal rail carriers are exempt from complying with municipal bylaws. “They will take a resolution but they don’t have to pay attention,” he said. “That is my understanding.” Scoones added that the Kingsway rail crossing is unique because, unlike crossings in Coquitlam, three roads meet at the crossing on an angle, so train engineers may be forced to take extra precautions when approaching the intersection. Scoones said he would continue to investigate the issue and would likely be reporting back to PoCo’s community safety committee at an upcoming meeting. email@example.com
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A Port Coquitlam resident wants the city to do something about train whistles at night but a city official says it can do little more than ask rail companies to refrain.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Food bank clients target of Rotary drive; hungry kids are fed at breakfast clubs
Rotary raising ‘Most important meal’ makes food for Share difference for these students By Diane Strandberg
By Gary McKenna
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Rotary Club members are asking Tri-City residents to open up their hearts, wallets and pantries to help the food bank during Rotary’s Generous Hearts food drive May 28 and 29. On those days, from noon to 5 p.m. at six local grocery stores, shoppers can pick up a paper grocery bag from one of 72 Rotary Club volunteers and fill it with staples such as canned meats, pasta and cereal. Food will go to fill the hampers at the three food banks run by Share Family and Community Services — and the timing couldn’t be better, says Share’s fund development manager, Heather Scott, because Christmas food supplies are running out and May 30 is National Hunger Awareness Day. “It’s wonderful to have the support of all four Rotary Clubs and to have their hearts and minds behind the issue of hunger in the community,” Scott said. “They reach out to so many shoppers, which helps to keep the issue of hunger in front of Tri-Cities residents.” Scott said the supplies are sorely needed because the food bank continues to feed about 950 households every two weeks at its Port Moody, Port Coquitlam and Coquitlam depots. She’s hoping for good things as residents get behind the latest food drive. Last October, the four TriCity Rotary Clubs of the Tri-Cities — Port Moody, Coquitlam Sunrise, Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam Centennial — collected almost 11,000 kg of food. And the Generous Hearts campaign has already got off to a good start because the Canadian Western Bank contributed $7,500, through the efforts of Ron Baker, who is the bank’s assistant vice-president and bank manager as well as a Rotary club member. People can pick up the bags at: Thrifty Foods in Port Moody and Coquitlam; Save-On-Foods in Coquitlam and PoCo; and Safeway in Coquitlam and PoCo. firstname.lastname@example.org
The saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day is getting some new emphasis at several TriCity public schools. Breakfast clubs have been sprouting up across School District 43, offering up a free, healthy morning meal to children who may not be starting their day with nourishing food at home. Terry Fox secondary viceprincipal Ross Jacobsen said he has already seen some positive results since the program was launched at the Port Coquitlam school in February. The meals help students stay focused in the classroom and he said he can think of several students who have had dramatic turnarounds both behaviourally and academically. “It really gets them prepared for their day,” he told The Tri-City News. “If a kid’s got a breakfast in their tummy, they are in a much better position to learn.” The menu varies depending on the day. On Wednesdays, students are treated to fruit smoothies and on Fridays, the school serves a hot breakfast. The rest of the week, whole wheat bread, cereal, fruits and bagels are
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available to club participants. At Maple Creek middle, where the breakfast club has existed for eight years, everything from English muffins with bacon and eggs, to waffles and cereal are gobbled up by kids every day. When the program was first introduced at Fox, Jacobsen said many teachers were concerned about the stigma it could create among the students who participate. In order to avoid any negative perceptions of the club, administrators made the food available to anyone. The school basketball team even began showing up and soon everyone from under-privileged teens to those who simply forgot to eat before leaving for school began sharing meals. “In the beginning, I don’t
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think we were getting the kids that we wanted,” he said “But now that they realize there isn’t a stigma involved, they are coming.” While the goal of the program is to help nourish students in need, Jacobsen has noticed some side benefits to the program. On average, about 85 students take advantage of the complimentary food and a sense of community has begun to build among the breakfast regulars, he said. Lisa Di Marco, a teacher at Heritage Woods secondary who has been helping launch the breakfast club program in the Tri-Cities, said the experience at Terry Fox is not uncommon. “It really helps create connections,” she said. “Teachers and students are
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hanging around and there is a sense of belonging. It says, ‘I belong to this school and the school is helping me.’” Funding for fridges and toasters necessary to run a club comes from Breakfast Clubs of Canada, a national non-profit organization. Schools apply for the start-up grant but are then expected to find ways of sustaining the program with fundraising efforts of their own. Terry Fox secondary and Maple Creek middle are the only schools in the district with breakfast club programs but Pitt River and Maillard middle and Mountain View elementary are in the application process and more schools are considering applying, Di Marco said. “Students need to be able to walk into a classroom and feel ready to learn,” she said. “Some students aren’t ready to learn because they have not had any food in the morning. If they have the opportunity to eat, they are ready to go.” • Those who wish to donate money to the Breakfast Clubs of Canada can drop cash into the donation boxes that are set out at Costco between Aug. 28 and Sept. 4. For more information about the organization, go to www.breakfastclubsofcanada.org. email@example.com
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Clay taking green act to school School District 43â€™s green man is moving to new digs but that doesnâ€™t mean heâ€™s giving up his environmental portfolio. Mark Clay is leaving his post as the BC Hydro-funded manager of energy and sustainability for the district to become principal of Maillard middle school but the enthusiastic proponent of tur ning down the heat and the lights and getting rid of paper still plans to be involved in green initiatives. â€œFor me, I am an educator and a principal, and I miss the kids and the community,â€? Clay said, adding he will do what he can to support the new energy manager, Dave Sands, and expects to continue to participate on a new school design team. â€œFor me, thatâ€™s exciting. Weâ€™ll keep that going,â€? said Clay, who helped the district analyze its energy use and figure out ways to reduce it, saving the district approximately $300,000 in energy costs. â€œI donâ€™t intend for any of the initiatives to stop, that is the key. No oneâ€™s going to say: â€˜Thank goodness Markâ€™s gone, now we can go back to where we were.â€™â€? He said a new print strategy to reduce paper use is going ahead and dozens of initiatives are taking place at local schools to reduce waste, cut energy use and reduce paper consumption. The district is also looking at dozens of projects to further reduce energy consumption through lighting upgrades and heating, ventilation and air conditioning improvements in the coming months.
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Spring break will be two COUNCIL weeks next school year MEETINGS By Diane Strandberg THE TRI-CITY NEWS
It might be a year away but students, parents and teachers who like to plan ahead can look forward to a two week-spring break in 2012 â€” as well as an extra day on the Remembrance Day long weekend this fall. The School District 43 board of education approved the extra days off Tuesday even though teachers said more learning had to be crammed into a shorter time and principals said sports seasons had to be adjusted. School District 43 will add March 12 to 16, 2011 to the standard Ministry of Education spring break of March 19 to 23, in line with other Metro Vancouver districts. And Monday, Nov. 14 will be added this fall to make a fourday Remembrance Day long weekend. This would be the second year of extended holidays aimed at saving about $400,000 in salaries for substitute teachers that would otherwise be spent covering for teachers absent
because of illness. In its brief to the board of education, the Coquitlam Teachersâ€™ Association expressed concerns about the impact of the decision on the schedules of teachers on call, whose hours will shrink because their services wonâ€™t be needed. As well, it was noted some course material was crammed because of the way the Easter long weekend fell in the calendar and the Coquitlam Principalsâ€™ and Vice-principalsâ€™ Association noted that sports schedules had to be adjusted and struggling students had less time to bring their marks up to a pass. The break has been scheduled to create a more balanced winter/ spring session next year. Trustees unanimously approved the longer break and scheduled dates.
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But districts are also getting a last-minute funding boost after the province announced it was releasing $8.1 million in holdback funds, money it typically sets aside until student enrolments are confirmed. Wednesdayâ€™s holdback announcement means an extra $452,796 â€” $15 per student â€” for SD43, leaving it with a $253,000 surplus after the insurance costs are paid out. The extra cash is appreciated, Hyndes said, and will be set aside until the district can figure out which of its many obligations it should be used for. But it doesnâ€™t take away from the need to reexamine the entire education funding mechanism, Hyndes said, nor does it change the fact the district faces new ongoing insurance costs. She also said trustees plan to send a letter expressing their concerns to Abbott, Premier Christy Clark and Tri-City MLAs. Trustees approved the letter at a board of education meeting Tuesday after complaining that the increased costs were being added the same day that $3 million in provincial cash was being spent to expand a classroom fruit and vegetable nutrition program. firstname.lastname@example.org
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A question or two with civic ballot? Coquitlam may hold referendum in November By Janis Warren THE TRI-CITY NEWS
Coquitlam voters may have more than a list of candidates to choose from during the November municipal race. City council is expected to decide over the next few weeks if a referendum question will be added to the ballot. On Wednesday, council met with city man-
agers to talk about a possible public opinion question and whether to strike a sub-committee but nothing concrete came out that meeting. City clerk Jay Gilbert said the wording for the potential question must be formed by the summer break to make sure it is on the electronic form. For last year’s byelection, when Coun. Neal Nicholson was returned to council and replaced Fin Donnelly — now MP for New WestminsterCoquitlam — the city gauged voter opinion
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on: a ban for smoking on restaurant patios and extending off-leash hours in Mundy Park (both were approved). But the questions were added too late for the electronic ballot, meaning each response had to be hand-counted. Council also didn’t give itself enough time to decide if the questions should be binding or non-binding. “We want to make sure we’re not in the position we were last
time,” Mayor Richard Stewart said Thursday. In his report to council, Gilbert said the cost for the referendum “can most likely be absorbed in the existing funding provided by the city’s election reserve fund. Final costs are dependent on such factors as the number of questions added to the ballot, increased costs associated with ballot production, programming of voting machines and related
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held on Monday, May 30, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, located at 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC to receive representations from all persons who deem it in their interest to address Council regarding the following proposed bylaws. The City Clerk’s Ofﬁce will compile a Speakers List for the Public Hearing items – please register by telephone at 604-927-3010 or by facsimile at 604-927-3015. Everyone will be permitted to speak at the Public Hearing but those who have registered in advance will be given ﬁrst opportunity. Immediately following the adjournment of the Public Hearing Council will convene a Regular Council Meeting to give consideration to the items on the Public Hearing agenda.
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• in person to the City Clerk’s Ofﬁce , 2nd Floor, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7N2; To afford Council an opportunity to review your submission, please ensure you forward it to the City Clerk’s Ofﬁce prior to noon on the day of the hearing.
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You may also obtain further information with regard to the bylaws mentioned above on the City’s website at www.coquitlam.ca and by phone at 604-927-3430.
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Additional information, copies of the bylaw(s), supporting staff report(s), and any relevant background documentation may be inspected from Wednesday, May 18, 2011 to Monday, May 30, 2011 in person at the Planning and Development Department, Coquitlam City Hall, 3000 Guildford Way, Coquitlam during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday excluding statutory holidays.
If approved, this application would facilitate development of a 79-unit stacked, townhouse project.
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The intent of Bylaw No. 4182, 2010 is to amend City of Coquitlam Zoning Bylaw No. 3000, 1996 and its amending Bylaws to rezone the subject properties outlined in black on the map hereto and marked Schedule “A” to Bylaw No. 4182, 2010 from RT-1 Two-Family Residential to RM-3 Multi-Storey Medium Density Apartment Residential.
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If approved, the application would facilitate the development of a 24-storey residential apartment tower with three commercial units along Austin Avenue.
The intent of Bylaw No. 4171, 2011 is to amend City of Coquitlam Zoning Bylaw No. 3000, 1996 and its amending Bylaws to rezone the subject property outlined in black on the map hereto and marked Schedule “A” to Bylaw No. 4171, 2011 from RS-1 OneFamily Residential to RS-4 Compact OneFamily Residential.
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If approved, these amendments to the C-5 Community Commercial zone would: • Establish speciﬁc density provisions for C-5 development in the Austin Heights Neighbourhood Centre. • Establish speciﬁc setback provisions for C-5 development in the Austin Heights Neighbourhood Centre. • Establish a maximum building ﬂoor plate size for C-5 development.
The intent of Bylaw No. 4213, 2011 is to amend City of Coquitlam Zoning Bylaw No. 3000, 1996 and its amending Bylaws to rezone the subject property outlined in black on the map hereto and marked Schedule “A” to Bylaw No. 4213, 2011 from SS-2 Service Station Commercial to C-5 Community Commercial.
The intent of Bylaw No. 4209, 2011 is to amend City of Coquitlam Zoning Bylaw No. 3000, 1996 and its amending Bylaws to amend the C-5 Community Commercial zone to establish speciﬁc zoning provisions for the Austin Heights Neighbourhood Centre.
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Written submissions provided in response to this consultation will become part of the public record which includes the submissions being made available for public inspection at Coquitlam City Hall and on our website at www.coquitlam.ca. If you require more information regarding this process please call the City Clerk’s Ofﬁce at 604-927-3010. Please note that Council may not receive further submissions from the public or interested persons concerning any of the bylaws described above after the conclusion of the Public Hearing. Lauren Hewson Legislative and Administrative Services Manager
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T he lawyer for Cory Sater, the man charged with killing Charlene Reaveley and Lorraine Cruz in an alleged hitand-run crash in February, appeared in Port Coquitlam court Wednesday to set a date for trial. But the date to begin the proceedings against Sater likely won’t be decided until July 13. S a t e r ’s l aw ye r, Tony Serka, told the court that he was still awaiting witness disclosure statements and a police reconstruction of the Feb. 19 crash on Lougheed Highway at Pitt River Road. Sater, 37, is charged with 10 offences, including two counts of impaired driving causing death, one count of impaired driving casing bodily harm and leaving the scene of an accident, stemming from the crash that killed Reaveley, 30, and Cruz, 26, and s e ve r e l y i n j u r e d Cr uz’s boyfriend, Paolo Calimahin. Sater was released on bail in March on the conditions that he live with his father, observe a curfew, have no contact with any of the victims’ families and not drive or be in possession of alcohol. Once his lawyer is in possession of the disclosures and scene reconstruction, the hearing to set a date for trial could be held before the July 13 deadline.
A man accused of carrying out a string of violent robberies targeting women in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and across Metro Vancouver will remain in custody until a bail hearing next month. Joon Woo Lim appeared via video monitor in Port Coquitlam provincial court Wednesday morning. His lawyer, Mark Rowan, told the court that because of the complicated nature of the case, he would need two weeks to prepare for a bail hearing, which has been scheduled for June 1. In the meantime the 32-year-old Surrey resident will remain in custody. Lim is facing 11 charges, ranging from multiple counts of robbery to dangerous driving to disguising his face with intent to commit an offence, stemming from a 48-hour crime spree. Police say the attacks began at 5:40 a.m. on May 5, when a woman working in a Surrey coffee shop was at-
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tacked and robbed by a man with a crowbar. Less than an hour later, another woman was attacked by a man with a knife in North Vancouver. At 8:30 a.m. the same day, another North Vancouver woman was walking alone when she was struck by a man with an unidentified weapon. Approximately an hour after that, an elderly Port Coquitlam woman was walking at the intersection of Patricia Avenue and Hastings Street when she was attacked and beaten over the head with a weapon, leaving her in hospital. The woman’s purse was taken in the struggle. And at 10 p.m. the same day, a woman with a young child in the back seat of her car was driving on Lansdowne Drive in Coquitlam when she was rear-ended by another vehicle. When the woman pulled over to check the damage, she was struck with a hammer by a man who attempted to steal the car. Nearby residents came to the women’s aid but the attacker was able to get away. After another attack on May 6 against a woman standing on a Vancouver sidewalk, police were able to make an arrest. email@example.com
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Digitized dating (sigh) in teen cyberworld AS I SEE IT Andrew Holota
ltimately, it has to happen, even in the world of “undating.” The Split. The Break-up. The Dumper and the Dumpee. It’s the mother lode of gossip fodder in the Facebooking, Tweeting, texting world of young teens. Good fun for the spectators. Deep and heartfelt drama for the cast. And another bemusing and bewildering episode for the theatre management (parents). Let me explain the concept from the perspective of an observer rather than a participant, although I have some reliable insight in regard to the latter. If you are a parent of a youth, you will most likely be familiar with the dating rituals of early adolescence — “early” being the operative word. Courtesy of television and media market-
ing and music videos and social networking, and whatever else our society throws at our eagerly accepting new generation, our newly minted teens are attempting to emulate what passes for adult relationships — sans the adult part. Kids who have yet to understand what hormones are try some on for size in the digital world. It’s all very clumsy and rather confusing, since rarely are any of these “real” romantic relationships (perish the thought). How does one “date” if one can’t meet the basic requirements of the ritual; i.e., actually go on dates, let alone without parental supervision or presence. Hence the term “undating.” They can’t drive. They have homework. They have family, and friends, and sports commitments — and on the weekends, often all of the above. So, that pretty much leaves school, and/or the social media option. More on that later. Hanging out together at school — what
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does that entail? Most well-managed school environments have a policy of no-PDA (public displays of affection). No kissing, pawing, clutching, groping, etc. (Note to the principals and teachers who strictly enforce this policy: Thank you. Oh, thank you). So, little to no actual physical contact leaves just the labelling: “She’s mine. He’s with me.” Ownership status at 13. What a concept. Where the pseudo-relationship flourishes is in the online pseudo-world. For boys in particular, it’s great. You can text all sorts of things that sound cool and you don’t actually have to be in the presence of “her” to say it. Facebooking is a whole lot easier than face-to-facing. After the “dating” (lasting a few weeks or few months) comes the unhitching of the hardly hitched. And what do they have to pattern their break-up after other than the scripts they’ve been given? The same ones that compelled them to
sample this strange game in the first place. There are tears, awkward explanations, excuses, regard and regrets, silence or, in some cases, reconciliation, and then the cycle repeats. And throughout the process, there is a legion of social network “friends” who leap to become involved via endless hours of texted tidbits, speculation, inexperienced advice and ever-so-sincere support, all there for everyone to see. It’s an online, real-time soap opera. Even if I could peel away 40 years, I wouldn’t want to do it. It’s confusing enough for two very young people to try to replicate in their lives some form of adult relationship, let alone have it digitally displayed for others to experience vicariously. For those who live their lives in cyberspace, that last word might be one to Google. Andrew Holota is editor of The Abbotsford News, a Black Press sister paper of The Tri-City News.
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FACE TO FACE: Does court-ordered ‘socialization’ in Quebec case go too far?
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f the countless buzzwords that flutter around the practice of child rearing, none currently surpasses “socialization” in its pervasiveness. We are informed that infants should begin to experience the joys of early socialization in daycare; that toddlers should go to playschool to better socialize with their peers; that pre-schoolers must attend kindergarten in the name of socialization; and that children should enrol in school in the name of several goals, among which socialization is in the first rank. What happened to the days when “Go out and play with the other kids” was all you needed to hear about the subject? Sadly, those days are long gone. Nowhere was this more evident than when a judge ruled earlier this year that a family in Quebec must — yes, must! — send its two pre-school-age children to a daycare so that they can be socialized. Last year, the court also ordered that the family’s two older children must attend school for the same reason. The parents were not abusing their children. They were not starving them, beating them, neglecting them, filling their minds with hateful propaganda, enslaving them or
otherwise mistreating them. No. All they were attempting to do was to raise their brood by themselves, without any assistance from or interference by the state. But in Quebec, this is now apparently against the law. The father, who is a traditional Catholic, describes the government’s attack on his family as a witch hunt. I agree and hope the family’s appeal to the Quebec Superior Court is successful. In a surprise fit of reasonableness, my colleague on the other side of the page isn’t quite ready to embrace the judge’s ruling; nevertheless, he wants to celebrate the concept of “socialization” as one of the great accomplishments of the public-education industry in which he once laboured. My view is this: The responsibility to shape young minds is an awesome one. By law and custom, parents and the state share this vital task, with their interests often intersecting in the classroom. But each side must be careful to respect legitimate boundaries. Parents should not attempt to dictate lesson plans to teachers and the state should know that moms and dads, not bureaucrats and judges, have the primary right to raise — and socialize — their children.
“Parents should not attempt to dictate lesson plans to teachers and the state should know that moms and dads, not bureaucrats and judges, have the primary right to raise their children.” Terry O’Neill
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uebec judge Nicole Bernier tossed a fox into the henhouse recently when she ordered that four home-schooled children be placed in public daycare and public school for “socialization.” Talk about red meat for antigovernment types like my Tea Party pal next door. The “government” is sticking its nose into our lives, abusing the rights of a good, hard-working, Christian family. How could this happen in Canada (actually, in Quebec, where we’ve never been quite sure they share “our values”)? I know how difficult it is to try to protect a child from a difficult home situation. Such interventions are never entered into lightly by school or the courts. Thus, my educator’s spidey sense told me that there were clearly details in this case that weren’t being shared. Details in such cases are like needles in a rhetorical haystack. It took me hours to sift through the allusions to Nazism, the “Quebec Gestapo” and our burgeoning police state. “Is this Canada or Russia?” screams the blogosphere. There are appeals from every home schooling group in North America to stop Quebec’s broadside attack on home schooling. This case is not an indictment
of home schooling. It is a specific concern raised by one school board about one family and the circumstances of their four home-schooled children. Judge Bernier ruled that the severe hearing loss of one of the children hadn’t been properly addressed; further, she felt the children were inappropriately separate from the world and were being taught using old-fashioned teaching methods. The judge criticized the mother for not registering her home-schooled children with the district, as required. The complaint was the second of two. The first resulted in a ruling that required the two older children to attend public school, where, according to school officials, they “demonstrated difficulty” in getting along with other students. As a result, the second ruling required the two younger children to attend daycare. Although given few facts in this media maelstrom, I would bet that given a chance to fully analyze the children’s situation, I would be more likely to agree with the judge than with the home-schooling parents. The nut of it is this: We should protect children from “bad teachers,” whether in schools or at home.
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TRI-CITYY LETTERS The Editor, Last year, I spent six months gathering information and speaking to everyone I could regarding the special education assistant (SEA) situation in School District 43. When I presented my information to the board of education last spring, I was assured that changes would be made to improve the current system of placing SEAs with students. I was also assured that efforts would be made to reduce the number of SEAs a child would have throughout the year. Unfortunately for my 10-year-old son, this has not happened. He started Grade 4 last September with a temporary SEA and then, two months later, his regular SEA was in place. This transition was not seamless and it took at least two to three months for the relationship to start to work without intervention from other teachers in the school. More frustrating than this, however, is the fact that between January and May 2011, my son has had 11 different substitute SEAs. Clearly, the efforts of parents like myself, who simply want consistency in their child’s education, has fallen on deaf ears yet again. What will it take for SD43 to make changes to a system that is failing our students? Jana Demelo, Port Moody
He’s heading south The Editor, Until May 2, I was a firm believer that as a Canadian, I should buy products from Canadian suppliers that, like me, are presumably Canadian taxpayers and also support the Canadian economy. I never supported those who slip across the border on a regular basis to buy their gas, food, clothing, electronics, etc. at cheaper U.S. prices. But now you can definitely count me one of them. I wanted to buy a paperback book at the a book store in Coquitlam: printed U.S. price, $7.99, Canadian price, $10.99 — a premium of 37.5%, not even factoring in the current exchange rate in favour of our Canadian dollar.
The manager, when asked if he could make a decision regarding pricing, said he could but would not as he supported the printed Canadian price. His reasoning: The publisher sets the retail price when the book is printed plus the exchange rate was different then. Effect: one customer lost (although I bought about $60 worth of books at his store the previous week). No later than the end of this month, I shall travel south across the border and see what else I can buy there to make the trip not only enjoyable but, also, really worthwhile. Konstantin Bernaschek, Coquitlam
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James Moore, the federal representative for Port MoodyWestwood-Port Coquitlam, was sworn in yesterday as MP — and as minister of heritage and official languages the day before. Prime Minister Stephen Harper returned the national portfolio to the five-term Conservative MP for his first majority cabinet following the May 2 general election. Moore has held the ministerial job since 2008. In addition to his heritage and official language duties, Moore is also the minister responsible for B.C. and he reports to the prime minister’s priorities advisory committee. As well, he’s vice chair on the social affairs committee so “the cabinet workload now is much greater than it was before,” he said from Ottawa Thursday.
Remo Faedo has been named the interim fire chief of Port Moody Fire Department among burning questions about its management. Foremost among those concerns is the whereabouts of Fire Chief Jeff Lambert as rumours of his possible departure continue to swirl within the department and at city hall. Neither Lambert nor his two deputy fire chiefs, Remo Faedo and Gord Parker, would return calls from The TriCity News over the past week, fuelling rumours that a shake-up was under way at the department. In response to questions from The News last week about Lambert’s whereabouts, a city official said he was on vacation. Yesterday, Port Moody city manager Gaetan Royer would only say: “Mr. Lambert is absent and Deputy Chief Remo Faedo is acting fire chief.” Port Moody firefighters’ union spokesperson Rob Suzukovich also declined comment on rumours of Lambert’s departure. On May 2, the city sent letters to four senior Port Moody fire captains, seeking expressions of interest in an early-retirement buyout package that included a $25,000 one-time payment. Chief Lambert’s absence comes amid tensions between the city and fire department regarding differences of opinion about the size and location of the planned replacement fire hall No. 1. email@example.com
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It may not be the real world but, these days, you’ve got to meet students where they’re at. That, in a nutshell, is the thinking behind the new online educational game 3D Quest Atlantis, developed by researchers at Indiana University for kids nine to 16 years and championed by two teachers at Sir Frederick Banting middle school in Coquitlam. On Wednesday, Cory Cleto and Meghan Enga made the case for the game to other School District 43 teachers and administrators in an attempt to encourage classrooms across the district and beyond to plug into the interactive online environment. To call Quest Atlantis a statistics game or a math or language game would be to miss the point. In fact, it’s so immersive that it’s best be described as practice for real life. “What they are doing is meaningful in a broader context,” Enga told The Tri-City News. “All of it is higher-level thinking and they have to use information they gather to make decisions
Teachers and students attend a training session in Quest Atlantis, a virtual learning environment. that mimic real life.” For example, one recent game scenario whisked the avatars of Banting students off to the Mkomazi Game Reserve — real-life home of the rare black rhino — to try to settle a land dispute between residents and conservationists that has been raging in the real world for 60 years.Working with their classmates, and often with students in Asia, the United States and the United Kingdom, Enga and Cleto’s Grade 6 and Grade 7 language and humanities students learn about perspective, mediation, math, morality, land use rights, global citizenship, responsibility to endangered animals and resource allocation. At the end of each task, the students write essays describing all sides of the conflict, what they did to resolve
it and why. Then the game propels them a few years into the future to see how their decisions impacted the world. Besides fostering collaboration and the use of different skill sets to solve big problems, Quest Atlantis also teaches kids how to play safely on the 21st century playground, the Banting teachers said. “We found that it’s very monitored by the kids in the game,” said Cleto. “If somebody were to use their last name, somebody else would be right there telling them not to.” As an added safety net, Cleto and Enga can also monitor what their students are saying, doing and learning in the game — either openly or without the students knowing — and researchers in Indiana also study the students on the network
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in real-time and can send email reports to any user’s teacher immediately if there’s a problem. “The biggest draw for me is that we found a way to engage learners who were otherwise not engaged, particularly Grade 6/7 boys,” Cleto said. She credited Quest Atlantis with bringing many hard-to-reach students out of their shells, translating into real confidence and participation in the real world of the classroom. The Grade 6 and 7 students at Banting — one of only two B.C. schools using Quest Atlantis — are putting in about three to four hours a week on the program, depending on the availability of computers, Cleto said. But both Enga and Cleto admitted they and their students are logging hours of extra-curricular time on the game outside of class, learning and engaging with one another and having fun as they go. “It’s really fun,” Enga said. “I’m a technophobe but I’ve been able to connect with teachers in Australia and... other parts of the United States and Canada.” email@example.com
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Henna artist Nazil Kara is hosting a two-hour henna body art workshop at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). From 3:15 to 5:15 p.m., Kara will give a quick history of henna tattooing before teaching attendees how to apply the art with a henna cone. All tools are provided but attendees are asked to bring a friend, some Scotch tape and old clothing as henna can stain. Registration is required (no drop-ins) and space is limited. The cost of the workshop is $49. To register, contact Nazil Kara at 604-4150145 or email@example.com.
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Three markets this summer in Tri-City It may still feel at times like winter but farmers’ markets are definitely gearing up for spring. The Coquitlam Farmers Market started its 15th year May 8 with its Mother’s Day seasonal opener in the Dogwood Pavilion parking lot and will continue to operate every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. until Oct. 30. Meanwhile, the Haney Farmer’s Market Society is planning to re-open the Port Coquitlam market at Leigh Square next Thursday, May 26 and the PoCo market run each Thursday until Sept. 15 from 3 to 7 p.m. Next week’s event will feature pizza, balcony baskets, a carrot cake cutting and entertainment from the Felice Women’s Choir and the Riverside secondary school drumming group. Both markets will continue to offer a wide range of seasonal produce, prepared foods, artisan breads and unique arts and crafts all made locally in B.C. As well, expansion plans are also underway for an evening market to run Fridays beginning in July at
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Events for kids, adults Books Plus runs in The Tri-City News each Friday to highlight programs and happenings in the Tri-Cities’ three libraries: Coquitlam Public Library, Port Moody Public Library and Terry Fox Library in Port Coquitlam.
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• Night Readers Book Club: New members are welcome so drop in as this book discussion group meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in PMPL’s ParkLane Room. On May 25, The Outcast by Sadie Jones will be discussed. When Lewis Aldridge was 10 years old, his fun-loving mother drowned. His distant father soon remarries and the ignored Lewis moves from disturbed child to acting-out young man. When he commits arson, he ends up in jail. He is released after two years but that is just the start of this intense and beautifully written story. • Family Play and Learn at Coquitlam Centre: Join Tri-City librarians for great stories and theme-based activities. Family Play and Learn is a drop-in event and takes place on the ground level of the mall on the last Wednesday of each month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 25’s program will be all about sports. For more information, visit library.portmoody.ca or call 604-469-4577. Port Moody Public Library is located at 100 Newport Dr., in the city hall complex.
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‘The Golden Mean’ by New Westminster author Annabel Lyon is the title on the agenda for the next meeting, on May 25, of the Coffee Mug Club, the book club at Terry Fox Library in Port Coquitlam.
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11 Spirit of Coquitlam Grant Designed to assist community organizatio organizations who combine their efforts and resources to directly beneﬁt Coquitlam residents. Its ts goal is to build community spirit and the th success of the power of many to make a difference.
11 Active Grant Availablee to non-proﬁt organizations that t provide sport and active recreation services for children childre and youth residing in Coquitlam Focused sed on children and youth yout not engaged in recreational activities and to support ort their ongoing participation Let us help you with ith your application! Come to one of our workshops: May 25th from om 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (barcode 359157) June 22nd from f 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (barcode 359158)
To register for the workshop: The City of Coquitlam offers three easy ways to register for programs: 1. Internet registration: www.coquitlam.ca/signmeup 2. Staff assisted phone registration by calling our customer service line: 604.927.4FUN(4386) 3. In person registration at any Coquitlam Parks, Recreation & Culture Services facility Visit www.coquitlam.ca q for more information regarding the 2011 Annual Grants or contact Laurie Burton at 604.927.6963 or firstname.lastname@example.org q .
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The Rotary Club
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Port Coquitlam Centennial
Would like to thank all those who participated in the Rotary May Day Parade on Saturday May 7, 2011 and helped to make it such a huge success. The Rotary May Day Parade T e would not have been possible without the support of our many Sponsors
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Our supply sponsors • Awards-The Trophy Centre, Judging – G & F Financial, Newspaper - The Tri-City News, Signs - Superior Signs, Website and Internet - Status Holdings, TV commentary - Tri-Cities Community TV, Breakfast - McDonalds Restaurant, Dominion Avenue, Photography - Gord Couling and Javier Aguilar Friends of the Rotary May Day Parade • PoCo Inn and Suites – 604.941.6216, Royal LePage Showcase Plus – 604.461.2844 Westwood Honda – 604.461.0633, Tutor Doctor – 604.939.3353 All these sponsors supported the Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial during the administration of the Rotary May Day Parade. If you need products or services offered by any of these companies please give them an opportunity to earn your business.
Congratulations to all our Rotary May Day Parade category winners. Float Commercial Coast Capital Savings Floral Revelry Crossroads Hospice Society Float-Municipal City of Port Coquitlam Royal Party City of Coquitlam Festival Society Novelty Band Freddie Fudpucker and His Traveling Clones Wilson Centre Band Marching Band Falun Dafa Association of Vancouver Gizeh Shriners Drum and Bugle Corps
Decorated Vehicle Golden Spike Can-Can Dancers Driving Miss Daisy Hawthorne Seniors Care Community Astoria Retirement Inc (honourable mention) Float Association Northside Foursquare Church Golden Spike Can-Can Dancers Falun Dafa Association of Vancouver Wilson Centre Honeycombs (honourable mention)
Pipe Band PoCo Legion Pipe Band Br 133 2893 Seaforth Armoury Cadets Band Marching/Drill Unit Gizeh Shriners Colour Party Royal Canadian Legion Colour Party Br 133 Lower Mainland Colour Party Walking Group Rancho-Folclorico Gruz De Cristo tied with Falun Dafa Association of Vancouver Melado Dance Elite Creative Kids Childcare Learning
Contact Janine Davies at G&F Financial at 604 941 8300 or email@example.com to arrange to collect your award. Congratulations to all the winners!
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COMMUNITY CALENDAR THURSDAY, MAY 26
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MAY 24: AWARDS NIGHT
• Heritage evenings, 7-8 p.m. at the Archives in Leigh Square, PoCo. PoCo Heritage Remembers When: Anna Tremere on psychiatric care at Riverview. Info: 604-927-7611. • Baker’s Corner Pre-school open house and registration night, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; the preschool is located at Baker Drive elementary school, 885 Baker Dr., Coquitlam. Info: 604461-5848 or www.bakerscornerpreschool.com.
• 40th anniversary Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce golf tournament; golf spots are sold out but you can attend dinner at 5:30 p.m. at Westwood Plateau Golf and Country Club. Registration: www.tricitieschamber.com or 604-464-2716. • Hyde Creek Watershed Society monthly meeting, 7:15 p.m., at the Hyde Creek Education Centre and Hatchery, 3636 Coast Meridian Rd., PoCo; guests welcome. Info: 604-461-3474 or www.hydecreek.org.
• Coquitlam Foundation annual awards presentation, Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam, 6:30 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. ceremony. Foundation will announce the recipients of its 2011 grants and bursaries. To RSVP or for more information, email email@example.com.
FRIDAY, MAY 27 • Community carnival, 3-8 p.m., All Saints Parish, 1405 Como Lake Ave., Coquitlam. Activities for all ages: miniature golf, inflatable obstacle course, Rock Band tournament, pony rides, cake walk, talent show, barbecue, Tim Horton’s Community Cruiser and more. All proceeds will go to the new parish community centre. Info: www.allsaintsparishbc.ca. • Tri-City Singles Social Club meets, 7:30 p.m., at the Royal Canadian Legion, 2513 Clark St., PoMo. TCSSC is a fun group of 40+ people who enjoy activities such as walking, theatre, dining, biking, weekend trips and more. Memberships are $20 a year and meetings are held on the third Friday of each month. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or Marcy at 604346-9776, Phyllis at 604-472-0016 or Vivian at 604-466-4070.
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SUNDAY, MAY 29 • Polish Culture and Heritage Day, 12:30-6 p.m., at the Leigh Square bandshell and the Elks Hall, PoCo; event presented by Polonez Tri-City Polish Association and featuring Polish music, folk dancing, national costumes and food. • Riverview Preservation society meets, 1:15-3 p.m., Burnaby Public Library, 4595 Albert St.
MONDAY, MAY 30
SATURDAY, MAY 28
• Let’s Go Shwapping women’s fashion swap, silent auction, appetizer and dessert evening, 6:30 p.m. at Como Lake United Church, 1110 King Albert Ave., Coquitlam. Everyone welcome to support the work of the UCW and be eco-friendly at the same time. Info:: Sharie at 778-285-0270, Janet at email@example.com or the church at 604-931-8555 for swap particulars or $10 tickets.
• Re/Max Yard Sale for the Cure, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Re/Max Results Realty, 105-1250 Dominion Ave., PoCo; barbecue hot dogs by donation. If you would like to donate, drop off items at the address above during office hours: weekdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. • Kiddies Korner Pre-school Imagination Fair, noon-4 p.m., 2211 Prairie Ave., PoCo. Admission: $5 per child, adults get in free; crafts and games, cake walk, concession and silent auction some donations by the Toy Jungle, Bikram Yoga, Frogstone Grill, Vancouver Whitecaps. Info: 778-889-6704 or www.kkp.ca. • Lower Mainland Network for Animals and Shaughnessy Veterinary Hospital open house, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 2129-2850 Shaughnessy St., PoCo, to benefit the network, which will be selling hot dogs, crafts and assorted items to
TUESDAY, MAY 31 • Free seminar: Finance for the Entrepreneur with guest speakers hosted by Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce and Immigrant Services Society of BC, 6-8:45 p.m., Coquitlam Public Library, Poirier branch (Nancy Bennett Room), 575 Poirier St. Registration: www.tricitieschamber.com or call Eysa Alvarez at 778284-7026, Ext. 2114 or email eysa.alvarez@ issbc.org.
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• Breastfeeding or pregnant and wanting to learn more? Looking for information or help? La Leche League Coquitlam groups offer informal, guided discussions and a chance to connect with other nursing mothers. New meeting location: Share Family and Community Services, 2615 Clarke St., PoMo. Meetings held second Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. Women interested in breastfeeding and their children are invited to free monthly LLL meetings. Info: 604-520-4623 or www.lllc.ca. • Baker’s Corner Pre-school is a parentparticipation pre-school that offers play-based classes for three- and four-year-olds and is located in Baker Drive elementary school, 885 Baker Dr., Coquitlam. Info: 604-461-5848 or www.bakerscornerpreschool.com. • Share Family and Community Services hosts free parent and tot drop–in, 9-11:30 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays at Seaview community school, 1215 Cecile Dr., PoMo. This is a free play–based program for children up to five years old and their parents/caregivers. Info: Azar, 604–936-3900. • Learning Disabilities Association is offering keyboarding for kids program at Miller Park elementary school, tutor training and parent advocacy training. The association also has lending library of books, videos and other materials at the family resource centre at Westwood elementary school, PoCo. Info: 604-461-1167. • Tri-City Family Place, a drop in centre for children up to five with their caregivers, is open Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 2062 Manning Ave., PoCo. Info: 604-942-4672.
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• Step By Step Child Development Society family resource room and toy lending library at Harbour View elementary school, 960 Lillian St., Coquitlam, is open Tuesday to Friday, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Parent and tot drop-in times are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30-11 a.m. Info: 604-931-1977.
• Drop-in for parents/caregivers and children 5 and younger, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Birchland School Family Place, 1331 Fraser St., PoCo. Info: Westcoast Family Resources Society, 604-941-7828. • Como Lake United church children’s choir for kids ages 6 to 10 meets Mondays, 6:30 p.m., 535 Marmont St., Coquitlam. Info: Elena, 604-468-2733. • Christian Service Brigade and Senior Girls Alive at Westwood Community Church, 1294 Johnson St., Coquitlam, invite youth 11-18 to join them on Wednesday nights 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for Battalion program. Info: Ronnie Tan, 604-908-1847. • Autism Tri-Cities information and support group for adults with relatives with autism spectrum disorder. Info: Clair, 604-939-5157. • Coquitlam Play Centre parent participation play group meets, 9:15 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays at Place Maillardville, 1200 Cartier Ave., Coquitlam. Info: 604-9362303. • PoCoMo Mothers of Multiples club meets the third Thursday of the month. Info: Brenda, 604-937-5534.
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• Parent and Tot Drop-in: open to parents with children from birth to 5 years old; offers safe and nurturing environment; children learn songs, stories and eat healthy snacks together; parents are full participants; free; open 9-11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Mountain View elementary school, Coquitlam, and 9-11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Seaview elementary school, PoMo. Info: Arshia, 604-937-6971. • Share Family and Community Services parent support circle runs Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m., Mountain View elementary school, 740 Smith Ave., Coquitlam. Open to all parents, grandparents and/or caregivers. Participation is free and childminding and snacks are available. Info: 604-937-6970. • Pleasantside Play Pals, a non-profit parent-participation play group for newborns to pre-schoolers at Old Orchard Hall, PoMo; parents/caregivers invited every Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30-11:30 p.m. • Parents and tots gather to play and learn in a Jewish-themed environment, Burquest Jewish Community Centre, 2680 Dewdney Trunk Rd., Coquitlam. Info: 604-552-7221 or firstname.lastname@example.org. • Millside Family Resource Centre is open Fridays, 9-11 a.m. for parents and caregivers with kids up to 6 years; staff co-ordinate play, circle time and crafts. Millside elementary is at 1432 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam. Info: Arshia, 604-540-9161. • Mountain View Family Resource Centre is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9-11:30 a.m. for parents and caregivers with kids up to 6 years; staff co-ordinate play, circle time and crafts. Mountain View elementary is at 740 Smith Ave., Coquitlam. Info: Arshia, 604-540-9161.
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