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CarFreeDay evolvesand expands 20 BLOCKS ON MAIN STREET WILL BE CLOSED JUNE 16 SANDRA THOMAS Staff writer

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ar Free Day Vancouver has evolved into a community-driven project far beyond at least one organizer’s dreams. “It’s kind of like that Stone Soup fable,” said Matthew Carrico, who sits on the board of the non-profit society and helps co-ordinate the Main Street festival. “We supply the nuts, bolts and logistics, and the community takes it from there. We shut the streets down, but it’s the community that provides the positive vibe.” This year, Car Free Day Vancouver takes over three neighbourhoods June 16, including the largest on Main Street, which will stretch 20 blocks from Broadway to East 30th Avenue. The No. 3 Main/Downtown bus will be rerouted from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. On Commercial Drive, streets from Venables Street to North Grandview and the Central Valley Greenway Bike Lane will be closed; and in the West End, Denman Street will be closed to traffic between Davie and Robson. There are car free celebrations in Kitsilano, but they take place June 15 and 16 in the form of neighbourhood block parties. More than 250,000 participants are expected to walk, bike or take transit to the festivals, which will see large sections of streets closed to vehicle traffic. Carrico said it has been very rewarding to watch partnerships grow each year between businesses, artists and performers of every genre. This year’s events on Main Street include several mini-festivals and more than a dozen community-supported stages with even more bands. See MORE on page 4

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FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013 THE VANCOUVER COURIER

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Britannia secondary’s Sariah Conor “Quenched” the deal by winning a provincial student business award with her school’s business club.

FINDLAY’S FINALE BY CHERYL ROSSI Peter Findlay retires after 32 years teaching music at General Wolfe elementary.

SIMPLY RED BY MIKE HOWELL Media icon Red Robinson relives his youth in conversation with the Courier about his childhood home in Riley Park.

OPINION NO RESPECT BY ALLEN GARR Stephen Harper’s new rules for supervised injection sites will likely prevent any new ones from ever opening in Canada.

ENTERTAINMENT FOOD CRAWL: JUICED UP BY WILLOW YAMAUCHI Launched by a Riley Park couple in February, The Juice Box makes organic, cold-pressed juices and delivers them to your door.

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Download the free Layar app to your iPhone, iPad or Android smartphone or tablet. (On the cover: Joel Bronstein, Andrew Tang and Ana Mateescu at Little Mountain Neighbourhood House.) The Vancouver Courier, a division of LMP Publication Limited Partnership, respects your privacy. We collect, use and disclose your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Statement which is available at vancourier. com. For all delivery problems, please call 604-942-3081. To contact the Courier’s main office, call 604-738-1411.

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Pupils say goodbye to veteran band teacher PETER FINDLAY RETIRING AFTER 32 YEARS AT GENERAL WOLFE ELEMENTARY CHERYL ROSSI Staff writer

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rade 5 student Emily Au-Yeung sits erect, breathing into her silver flute as she taps her foot on her music stand in time with the beat of “School Spirit March.” She glances to band teacher Peter Findlay and then back to her sheet music, obviously concentrating on the practice just a week before band students perform at General Wolfe elementary’s Findlay’s Finale, the final school concert for the school’s band teacher of 32 years. “He’s strict sometimes but he’s always fun to be around,” Au-Yeung said. “He’s always happy.” Her sentiments echo what Au-Yeung says her three aunts who also played in extracurricular band classes with Findlay at the school on Ontario Street at West 27th Avenue have told her. Au-Yeung’s aunt Cindy Keung started band with Findlay in 1984. She followed in his footsteps, completing music and education degrees and a master’s in education at the University of B.C. to become a teacher. “He was one of the most encouraging teachers in terms of

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General Wolfe elementary band teacher Peter Findlay conducts one of his last music classes at the school this week. Scan page with Layar to see more photos. encouraging the platform for my music education because I didn’t always enjoy it because I took private music lessons at first, and when I was able to take music in band in public school he was just there to always cheer me on, all the time,

in very special ways,” Keung said. She said Findlay was her only male elementary school teacher, served as her first truly positive male role model and teaching style. “The way he treats his stu-

dents, like they’re his kids and the way he says, ‘It’s really good to see you,’ these are very small ways that you can help kids feel like they belong,” Keung said. Findlay, 57, says he’s retiring because it’s time for a change,

but he’s loved being a band teacher at Wolfe. “It’s easily the most rewarding thing that I know of in teaching, partly because you get to take the kids from absolutely nothing, they don’t even know how to put their instrument together…

and by the end of the three years they’re actually playing quite well,” he said. “It’s more about us doing something together than about me telling them to do something on their ownorforme.Whenyouteach music it’s really a team kind of thing where we all pull together and work together to make some kind of an artistic result and I don’t know of anything else like it in teaching.” Findlay says he’ll miss the connections he’s made with students and their families. But those links will likely play on. “I’ve been to weddings and baby showers and university graduations and high school graduations and things like that,” he said. “Teaching music is different from teaching anything else and you connect with the kids in a different way and many of those connections become lifelong friendships.” Current and former Wolfe students, family members and friends can attend Findlay’s Finale June 11. The show starts at 5 p.m. Findlay is organizing an open house for former students and staff from 2 to 5 p.m., July 6. He requests those planning to attend to RSVP as soon as possible at pfindlay@ vsb.bc.ca. crossi@vancourier.com twitter.com/Cheryl_Rossi

More than 250,000 expected at Car Free events Continued from page 1 The kids’ zone and related activities includes children’s yoga, button making, art zones, bike lessons and chalk art. Mount Pleasant and Hillcrest community centres also have planned activities for Main Street during the day. “There’s a ton of stuff for kids to do,” said Carrico. “We’re starting to see more families and lots more kids come out. Now I’ll see them in the morning, then in the afternoon and then again at 6 o’clock. Families are making a full day of it.” Besides three full artisan markets, a fashion show, roller derby demonstrations, dance zones and dozens of non-profits, local artisans and businesses make up rest of the popular festival. Carrico noted a highlight of the Main Street festival is the Village Vancouver demonstration village. The goal of Village Vancouver is to create a vibrant city at the leading edge of sustainability, where residents know their neighbours and participate in collective actions to minimize their ecological footprint. Ross Moster of Village Vancouver said this year’s disphoto Dan Toulgoet play will be “bigger and better” with four large tents and Main Street Car Free Day organizers Matthew Carrico (R) and his brother demonstrations of everything from bee keeping to raisAlex Boswell speak with Anne-Genevieve Poitras, owner of Chocolaterie de ing backyard chickens to bike repair. The group will also la Nouvelle France about the June 16 event.

be giving away seeds for planting. Vancouverite Duncan Martin will be on hand at the demonstration village showing off some of his original chicken coops. Martin’s specialties include the Vancooper and the Mini-Coop, a folding unit that can be used seasonally. New this year is a display by Rick Havlak, founder of Homestead Emporium, a store on East Hastings Street that offers one-stop shopping for a wide range of do-it-yourself urban homesteading projects. “They’re going to create a zero waste, plastic-free kitchen,” said Moster. Moster is confident that Car Free Day Vancouver will be a success in every way. “With a quarter-of-a-million people coming out, it shows our streets can be used for so much more than cars,” he said. Car Free Day Vancouver is still in need of volunteers for all of its locations and there are several orientation sessions taking place this weekend and early next week. For more information on volunteer orientation sessions and a complete list of Car Free Day events and locations, visit carfreevancouver.org. sthomas@vancourier.com twitter.com/sthomas10


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ers and Managers Association and the next “renters’ roundtable” to provide recommendations to council on regulations “that better enable tenants to keep pets in rental buildings.” “Let’s see what we can do,” said Stevenson, noting the provincial government would have to changetheB.C.ResidentialTenancyActtomake it work. “I’m not asking the provincial government to move on this right away but I’m asking these groups to sit around and talk about it.”

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s regular readers will know, I interviewed Jonathon McArthur for a story I did last week about what people thought about city hall’s efforts to get more people involved in civic issues. McArthur, a former chef, had other things on his mind than a city-wide block party or getting a visit from a mobile city hall. That’s because he’s homeless and living in a shelter. He also has pets. Although several shelters allow pets and carts, it can be a real problem for pet owners when trying to find a place to rent in Vancouver, McArthur said. “I’d have to get rid of my cat and my friend would have to get rid of her dog if we wanted to rent an apartment,” he said, standing outside a London Drugs on Broadway. “A lot of people who are homeless have animals — and that’s why they stay homeless because landlords don’t accept pets. Even if they do, they want a huge deposit because of the pets. You’ve got a damage deposit you’ve got to worry about, then you’ve got to worry about a

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Finding a place to rent if you own a cat or a dog isn’t easy in Vancouver. A city councillor wants Victoria and apartment building owners to discuss the issue of easing restrictions on renting to pet owners. pet deposit, which can be half a month’s rent. Then you’ve got to worry about your rent.” Vision Vancouver Coun. Tim Stevenson must have been in earshot of my interview because it just so happens that he will introduce a motion at council next week on the very topic.

Stevenson told me he has heard this complaint from pet owners for years. He also pointed out the Province of Ontario does not allow landlords to ban pets in rental housing. So his plan is have the city ask the seniors advisory committee, the B.C. Apartment Own-

I’ve got to say that some of the laneway houses I’ve seen around the city are pretty cool. Apparently, there are more than 500 of them in Vancouver. But, as I’ve just read in a city report, not all are welcome in neighbourhoods. Complaints continue to be received about the houses, including the shadows they make on neighbouring yards and gardens, the loss of privacy for neighbours and loss of their private views. More discussion on laneway houses will be discussed June 11 at a public hearing. The city is holding the hearing because there will likely be changes coming to the regulations related to building a laneway house, including increasing the footprint of a house. I’m thinking there might be more complaints. Check the city’s website to view the report. mhowell@vancourier.com twitter.com/Howellings

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Michael Alexander happily participates in a food-scraps recycling program with 125 other families in his Yaletown condo complex. The key, he said, to the program’s success is finding a keen person or team of people willing to coordinate a food scraps recycling program — someone such as Michael Alexander, who organized an organic waste program at a four-building complex in Yaletown eight months ago. Alexander, a retired photojournalist and self-described “urbanist,” said about 125 of 480 families participate in the program at the Aquarius complex at Davie and Marinaside Crescent. Tenants provide their own counter top container and have access to three waste collection sites, where the bins are collected weekly and transported to a recycling plant in Richmond. “My wife and I are originally from San Francisco where this has been going on for more than a decade and we just couldn’t understand why it couldn’t be happening in a city that aspires to be the greenest city on the planet,” said Alexander, president of the complex’s strata council. Albert Shamess, the city’s director of waste management and resource recovery, said his department is working on a

plan to help apartment and condo dwellers implement food scrap recycling programs before the 2015 ban. Shamess acknowledged the city has a lot of work to do since the most recent research revealed only about 15 per cent of recyclables generated in condos and apartments such as paper and plastics is being diverted to blue bins. Food scraps diversion is even lower, he said. “We really want to find ways of trying to increase the diversion and increase the involvement, so that’s what we’re working on right now,” he said, noting the city hasn’t decided whether it will distribute counter top containers to condos and apartments, as it did for residents of single-family homes and duplexes. The city, he added, is still unclear how the Metro Vancouver agency will enforce the ban on organics and whether the city will have a role. Apartment and condo dwellers interested in implementing a food scrap recycling program can get more information on the “Trashtalk” website. mhowell@vancourier.com

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pioneering difficult routes in Squamish since the late ’70s. “You couldn’t even pack that thing full of C4 and blow it up.” Despite its popularity as a (literal) hangout, Knight, 53, doubts the park board will someday build another one elsewhere due to the high cost and liability issues. “They are trying to trim their budget everywhere and if you could convince them by making an argument that this thing would be fabulous for everyone then you might get another one built, but the fact of the matter is there is a very small user group for quite an expensive item.” She said the budget for the boulder more than doubled during construction, and estimates building a new one could cost as much as $100,000. afleming@vancourier.com twitter.com/flematic

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fishing program with the Pacific National Exhibition and the city. On May 10, the society paid for a pier to be built from where people can fish and the PNE had a wheelchair accessible ramp and stairs installed. Gass explained now that the pond is stocked, fishing season is open to anyone with a fishing rod, and for those 16 and older, a valid freshwater fishing license. “They can catch as many as they want,” noted Gass. “But they can only keep two. These urban fisheries can get fished out pretty quickly.” The society is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to the enhancement and conservation of B.C.’s freshwater fish resources for the benefit of the public. The society delivers the provincial fish-stocking program with a goal to support sport fishing, offer a range of conservation services to protect wild fish and promote the importance of sport fishing and conservation. Each year, the society stocks about 800 lakes and streams throughout B.C. According to the society’s website, it’s the Ministry of Environment’s provincial regional biologists who manage the lakes and determine the stocking levels, types of fish and sizes to be released into B.C.’s waters. The Courier reported earlier this week that several community groups dedicated to Hastings Park are concerned about the move because the environmentally sensitive area has become a nesting ground for several types of

waterfowl. In a recent letter to the park board, the Hastings Park Conservancy group listed several concerns, including one that the installation of the pier and increased noise and human activity is disruptive to ducks and other aquatic birds nesting on the secluded north end of the pond. George Clulow, president of B.C. Field Ornithologists, agrees. “I’m concerned because when you stock an urban fishery you open it to not just the designated structure,” said Clulow. “Instead, you have people tramping over the whole pond including the riparian zone.” Clulow said the damage could be minimized by restricting fishing to children and youth. Hastings Community Centre is offering free “Learn to Fish” courses at the pond for children aged five to 15. “That would reduce the impact and parents would be in charge of their kids,” said Clulow. “I have to wonder if they’ve thought this through carefully. It’s a very sensitive habitat and I believe this was a poor decision.” Clulow was also surprised by the timing of the project, which coincides with breeding and nesting season at the pond. “Now they have this large number of people rushing down in the middle of breeding season. They should have delayed stocking the pond until the birds had finished breeding. But instead they maximized the ecological damage.” sthomas@vancourier.com twitter.com/sthomas10


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he new rules introduced by the federal government Thursday as part of what it’s calling The Respect for Communities Act will make it harder for health care activists to open more supervised injection sites in this country. What the federal government was unable to do at the Supreme Court of Canada in 2011 to shut down InSite on East Hastings — Canada’s only supervised injection site available to the general public in Vancouver and the proliferation of such institutions across the country— it is now attempting to do with this act. Reading through the initial press release from the Tory Minister of Health Leona Aglukkaq, it’s clear Ottawa is continuing an attack that willfully ignores the mountain of scientific evidence based on 49 peer-reviewed papers published in scientific journals. That evidence shows undeniable health benefits to both injection drug users and their communities that have resulted from InSite’s presence in the Downtown Eastside over the past decade. The federal health minister says “our government believes that creating a location for sanctioned use of drugs obtained from illicit sources has the potential for great harm in communities.” But the facts tell a different story in our city. Because injection drug users have a supervised place to shoot up where they come in contact with health care professionals, there has been an increasing number of referrals to health and social programs. There has also been a reduction in overdose fatalities; a reduction in the transmission of blood-borne infections like HIV and Hepatitis C; a reduction of injection-related infections. And, the police will tell you, a reduction in public disorder. As well, obviously, there has been a reduction in health care costs. InSite legally exists because of a special exemption from Ottawa so they can have illicit drugs on the premises. The Supreme Court ruling in 2011 said that failure to grant that exemption was a violation of Section 7 of the Charter of Rights that guarantees life, liberty and the security of the person. In other words, refusal to grant an exemption would endanger people’s lives. Ottawa continues to take the opposite view in The Respect for Communities Act. And the minister is clear that her government intends to “raise the bar” for applicants. What they are asking for before an application for an exemption can even be “considered” is a demonstration of support from local law enforcement, municipal leaders, public health officials and provincial or territorial ministers for health. The applicant would also have to include documentation showing that treatment options are available for those dealing with addiction. As far as Vancouver’s InSite goes, it has had and continues to have support from all those areas. But what is now unknown is just how high the bar will be set by Ottawa in terms of the support. Would it require every elected official, every member of a community and every regional police force to sign on, for example? And even then, applications could be rejected once considered. The irony here, and one that Dr. Evan Wood with the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS points out, is this: There are hundreds of needle exchanges in Canada supported by the federal government. These collect used needles and give out clean ones. Surely the government doesn’t think this is a service that only meets the needs of diabetics. So while it is willing to approve a service that allows addicts to shoot up in back alleys, unsupervised and often using water from puddles in their syringes, it’s hesitant to approve a much more controlled environment. In supervised sites, the user cannot take needles out into the street. They must fix in the presence of a health care professional. They must deal with drug counsellors who will engage them and encourage them to move on to treatment. And they must conduct themselves in an orderly fashion. For some ideological reason that defies science and experience, Stephen Harper’s government would rather support a system that puts people’s lives at greater risk and is more damaging and costly to our communities. Watch for this one to end up in court. agarr@vancourier.com

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ack in July 2010, I discovered two South Korean naval vessels berthed at Lonsdale Quay, with invitations posted for the public to board. I marched up a gangplank and wandered about, impressed with all the hardware. I was also intrigued with the advertisements displayed inside for various South Korean arms manufacturers. It seems every other nation is in on the arms contracting game. During a visit to Sweden in 2005, my sentimental notions of Nordic pacifism went into the deep-freeze when I learned that Saab Group is an exporter of fighter jets, missiles and antitank weapons. Yet I was still surprised by a recent edition of Monocle, a slick, London-based publication devoted to “global affairs, business, culture and design.” This particular issue was devoted to “a global survey of flashpoints and fighting forces” and littered with advertisements for high-end brands. An ad for Tiffany’s jewelry dangled next to copy about a Taiwanese firm’s contract to build “a Banshee unmanned drone aircraft for Britain’s Meggit Defence Systems.” A dapper metrosexualin a J. Crew ad leanedup againsta columnof text describing two “French-built amphibious assault ships” with the unlikely names Vladivostok and Sevastapol. A photo spread featured concrete bungalows from the Second World War, built to house U.S. troops on Okinawa, which “are becoming a popular option for young Japanese looking for more living space.” The lifestyle angle trumped the thorny issue of regular, massive Japanese protests against the ongoing American occupation of the island. You get the picture: the stylish conjugation of bling and bang. Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World, would have vomited. Another photo spread featured Nepalese Ghurkas (British fighting forces for over 200 years) posing in high-end threads by Dunhill, Zanone and other brands outside my fashion radar and pay grade. A few pages on I marvelled at a Rolexwearing Grim Reaper with a glass of Glenfiddich in its bony hand, toasting a widescreen television image of Lindsey Lohan sliding her tongue along the nosecone of a Hellfire missile (OK, so I made that last one up). The most telling Monocle feature highlighted the private players in the global defenceindustry.KoreancarmakerHyundaisealeda$400milliondealin2008to deliver battle tank technology to Turkey. The California maker of sunglasses, Oakley, supplies goggles, gloves and backpacks to the FBI and police SWAT teams. Mitsubushi has become a major player in the Japanese arms industry “after the country dropped its self-imposed ban on military exports,” which was news to me. Rolls Royce is the “world’s military motor,” building engines for fighter jets and aircraft carriers. Volvo, Caterpillar, John Deere, Samsung, Panasonic, Dell; the list of militarypollinated merchants went on and on. My point? The global manufacturing sector is dependent on arms contracts in the same way Breaking Bad’s crystal-meth cook, Walter White, has a jones for precursor chemicals. There will be no end to geopolitical trouble spots as long as this combat-skewed Keynesianism continues, because the world economy now depends on constant, low intensity conflict and the occasional terror strike for its very existence. The U.S. is the biggest player in the global arms marketing game. Not surprisingly, since 2001, “the base defense budget has soared from $287 billion to $530 billion — and that’s before accounting for the primary costs of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars,” notes The Washington Post. That’s a public subsidy so immense you’d think the Tea Party crowd would brand it as communist central planning. The U.S. must maintain a posture of believable threat to protect the petrodollar, the world’s reserve currency — but a nuclear stalemate is the same as a Mexican standoff. So what’s a debt-ridden superpower and its defense contractors to do, what with China the biggest foreign holder of U.S. debt and the Federal Reserve’s printing presses working harder than Adele’s lungs to keep the casino/commando economy going? Think drones. In an age of austerity, they’re the new, cost-conscious weapons of choice. And glory be, some of the weapon systems to defend against them are WalMart-priced, too. According to a report in TheWeeklyGuardian, the U.S .Navy has “used a powerful laser canon to shoot down drone aircraft and will start deploying the weapon on its ships.” Because the cannon runs on electricity, “it can fire at less than $1 per shot, says the navy.” www.geoffolson.com

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CITY SHOULD LOOK INTO BUSINESS RENTS To the editor:

Re: “Rent increase forces Little Nest to close,” May 24. I read with sadness your story about the impending demise of the Little Nest Café due to an exorbitant rent increase. Recently, I wrote to Mayor Robertson and all 10 city councillors about the crisis facing independent retail and brought their attention to an article I co-authored in last summer’s Plan Canada: “Say Goodbye to Small Retail: Should We Care?” In that article, my coauthor and I noted that, with a few noteworthy exceptions, little is being done to stem the tide of small retail collapse. Of the councillors I contacted, only one — Geoff Meggs — deigned to respond. In Cheryl Rossi’s article, Little Nest owner Mary Macintyre is quoted as saying that “City hall could regulate commercial leases and show more support for small business.” Residential rent control is under the jurisdiction of the province, so it’s not clear what authority the city has. Nonetheless, it’s worth looking into. Far too many fine independent businesses have succumbed to rapacious landlords. It’s time the city and the province stepped up to the plate. Don Alexander, Vancouver

PARK BOARD SHOULD CONTROL HASTINGS PARK To the editor:

Re: “Park board seeks control of Hastings Park,” May 31. I am a resident of HastingsSunrise and live within walking distance to Hastings Park. For years I have been following the

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community struggle with the powers that be over what will become of Hastings Park. When park board commissioners agreed on May 27 that indeed our neighbourhood park should be governed and run by the Vancouver Park Board as opposed to the PNE, I was elated. I know, however, that this is only one step in the right direction and with Vision Vancouver members sitting on the PNE board of directors, the future is still very uncertain. The PNE can be part of Hastings Park just like the Vancouver Aquarium is part of Stanley Park. But, how can it be that for so long, land deeded to the city as park land has not been run by our park board? I am not aware of similar community struggles at Stanley Park, Trout Lake or Queen Elizabeth Park. Would residents of those neighbourhoods be OK with a corporation being in charge of the land use at their city park? Would they be complacent having very little green space in a park deeded to the city as green space? Is this even legal according to the Vancouver Charter? The park land should be governed by our park board. Tracy Spring, Vancouver

WESTSIDE CHURCH MEMBERS ARE GOOD CITIZENS To the editor:

Re: “Church’s beliefs worse than loss of theatre space,” May 31. Allen Garr is concerned about “the explosive growth of a conservative evangelical Christian sect . . . which finds its roots south of the border and gives comfort to the most conservative of Republican politicians.” Evangelicalism is neither new

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nor sectarian. “British Columbia ... is an intensely secular province, yet evangelical Protestantism has come to flourish during the 20th century” (Robert Burkinshaw: Pilgrims in Lotus Land: Conservative Protestantism in British Columbia 1917 -1981). The local “brand” of evangelicalism owes more to Britain than the States. And while evangelical Christianity is growing explosively in Africa, Latin America and Asia, it is just holding its own in Canada. Few evangelicals in Vancouver are comfortable with the Republican Right. Garr says evangelicals have developed “a practice called ‘church planting,’ an exercise in proselytizing that has relied on a symbiotic relationship with cultural venues and a number of community centres; all of which welcome the funds they gain from renting out their space.” Sounds ominous: insidious foreign sectarians prey on naive, cash-strapped locals. Church planting has been going on for 2000 years; like everyone else, churches have to be creative in Vancouver’s real estate market. Proselytizing? A pejorative and misleading word; there is nothing wrong with sharing the good news that God loves us. Despite appearing to be “hipsters,” Garr notes, Westsiders hear messages that are “anything but hip and hardly consistent with the community values many of us share.” Since when should a group be expected to share all community values before being welcome to purchase buildings or use public facilities? Vancouver has much to gain from Westside Church members, who work with the homeless in their neighbourhood and are good citizens. Flyn Ritchie, Vancouver

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reen peas, red cabbage and sunshine-coloured flowers burst from community garden plots that flank the parking lot at the Cityview Baptist Church. The plots are so narrow passersby might not even notice them edging the unpaved swathe off East 28th Avenue and Sophia Street, but their modesty belies how the Seed to Sky Garden Club has helped the community flourish since neighbours nurtured it in 2007. Shamir Bhatia and Surrinder Bring belonged to the Delta Diggers Garden Club but found nothing of its ilk when they moved to Vancouver, so these members of the Riley Park/South Cambie CityPlan Visions Steering Commit-

tee searched long and hard for a regular monthly meeting space, according to Seed to Sky event co-coordinator Christel Nierobisch. A neighbour connected them to the Baptist Church and now Seed to Sky meets there monthly, gives produce to the church’s hot lunch program and helps maintain the property’s landscaping. Only eight people attended the club’s first meeting in 2007, but now 70 people pay the $10 annual membership fee. “It’s the best 10 bucks you can spend if you’re interested in plants,” Nierobisch said. “We not only have our joy of gardening in common but we have our neighbourhood in common,” she said. “Most of those 70 people live within walking distance of each other.” The club earned $300 to start by landscaping a plot at the PNE and then secured a small neighbourhood grant from

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the city. It holds a plant sale before Mother’s Day. Photos from the recent event show throngs of people milling among green leafs and fronds. The club uses its income for honorariums for guest speakers at its meetings, typically held on the second Wednesday night of each month. Upcoming sessions include tackling weeds, climbers and vines and hardy blooming cool-season houseplants. Seed to Sky also holds a wreath-making workshop before Christmas. Members share seeds and create boulevard gardens. They’ve helped Riley Park Seniors maintain their community garden, the Fraserlands Community Gardening Group plant a passageway along the Fraserview golf course and its members help maintain the Tupper Neighbourhood Greenway. Nierobisch, a retiree and master gardener, says members range in age, gardening know-how, ethnic background and personal growing space. “It’s a neighbourhood club, not club of experts who sit around and try to make one rose look better,” she said. “It’s a wonderful example of when two people put their mind to something and get a ball rolling, how something good can come from it with, actually, very little,” Nierobisch said. Nierobisch and her Seed to Sky friends work to protect green space in the city. She and the club’s chair, Selina Pope, opposed the park board’s plan to add parking spots to the former site of the Riley Park Community Centre. Nierobisch likes that the gardening club furthers a sense of service and commitment to the Riley Park community. She said you don’t make a neighbourhood livable by merely residing in it. She also believes you can protest injustices happening in other countries but you can make the biggest difference in your own backyard. Most of the club members live within blocks of one another, but anyone can join. For more information, email seedtosky@gmail.com. crossi@vancourier.com twitter.com/Cheryl_Rossi

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CELTIC CANNERY CELEBRATION A former Japanese-Canadian fishing community at the mouth of the Fraser River in Dunbar-Southlands is the latest site to receive a plaque from the Vancouver Heritage Foundation as one of its official Places That Matter. Celtic Cannery opened in 1897. About 25 Japanese families employed in the fishing industry resided in single-family

homes on Deering Island. A vibrant community developed and remained until their forcible relocation during the Second World War. Celtic continued to provide moorage and ship maintenance service throughout the 20th century. In 1950, the Celtic Cannery building and numerous fishing boats burned down in a waterfront fire. A storage and drying shed destroyed by fire in 1995 was the last evidence of the once-thriving community. Descendants of the original inhabitants will be on hand at the ceremony beginning Saturday (June 8) at 2 p.m. near Celtic Avenue at the foot of Blenheim. A short walking tour led by local historians will be held after the presentation.

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The Vancouver Park Board is holding the third open house on the final design concept for the new park at 6th Avenue and Fir Street.

Come by an open house to learn more about how the Mount Pleasant Community Plan can be implemented and what it means for the future of the neighbourhood.

Drop by to review the design and share your views. Tuesday, June 11, 4 -8 pm Maison de la Francophonie de Vancouver 1555 West 7th Avenue, Studio 16

Information about the project and an online comment form will be available after June 11 at vancouver.ca FOR MORE INFORMATION: joe.mcleod@vancouver.ca or 604-257-8474

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Saturday, June 15, 11 am -3 pm Bring the kids for free facepainting and enjoy a stilt performance! Rain or shine.

Mount Pleasant Community Centre 1 Kingsway (South Plaza) and Thursday, June 20, 4 -8 pm Kingsgate Mall, 370 East Broadway (Main Floor, Kingsway entrance)

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Come to the open house to learn more about a plan to replace the existing Kensington Hall with an expanded 69-space childcare centre and community rooms. It’s your chance to get an update on the project and give us your feedback.

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Public Hearing: June 18 Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at 6 pm, City Hall, 453 West 12th Avenue, Third Floor, Council Chamber to consider the following zoning amendments: 807 Powell Street To rezone 807 Powell Street from M-2 (Industrial) District to I-2 (Industrial) District to allow for an increase within the existing building in the amount of general office use tenancies permitted from 25 per cent (M-2) to 33.3 per cent (I-2).

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2322 Ontario Street To add the existing building at 2322 Ontario Street to the Vancouver Heritage Register, designate it as a protected heritage property, and approve a Heritage Revitalization Agreement (HRA) to permit additions to the heritage building and conversion to a one-family dwelling with secondary suite. The application proposes variances to the Zoning and Development By-law.

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2678 West Broadway 3 To amend the text of CD-1 (158) By-law No. 5705 to add “school – elementary or secondary” as a permitted use in an existing building. This would allow Pear Tree Education to share its premises with the Madrona School Society, which would operate a private elementary school for grades 1 through 7. No expansion to the building’s floor area is proposed. 3030 East Broadway To rezone 3030 East Broadway from I-2 (Industrial) District to CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District to remove floor space restrictions on general office uses and to permit a phased development of five office buildings. The site’s overall density would remain consistent with the existing I-2 zoning at a floor space ratio (FSR) of 3.0 or 89,396 square metres (962,287 square feet). A building height of 31.7 metres (104 feet) is proposed.

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1396 Richards Street To rezone 1396 Richards Street from DD (Downtown) District to a CD-1 (Comprehensive Development) District. The proposal is for a 42-storey, mixed-use building with 269 residential units, of which up to 130 would be rental units, and a 37-space childcare facility. A height of 127.4 metres (418 feet), a floor space ratio (FSR) of 8.87, a residential floor area of 24,543 square metres (264,192 square feet), and a retail floor area of 163 square metres (1,753 square feet) are proposed.

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strate techniques used to preserve and restore old movies. The 80th anniversary event precedes International Archives Day June 9. The City of Vancouver Archives, located in Vanier Park, houses the records as well as documents from private-sector businesses, organizations, families and individuals related to Vancouver. Laid end to end, the archives’ collections would stretch four kilometres, from city hall west to Mcdonald Street. (Scan page with Layar to watch a video.)

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RILEY PARK June 16 is Car Free Day Vancouver at several locations across the city — see the Courier’s page one story — with dozens of events taking place, including Blim Market on Main Street. The new outdoor Blim Market will run from noon to 6 p.m. at the corner of Main Street and East 17th Avenue in the Riley Park area, with even more handmade crafts, ethical imported goods, vintage clothing and jewelry, pottery, toys, records and CDs and gourmet dry goods.

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Another event tied into Car Free Day Vancouver is one with a twist. The community-based West End Cleanup group is hosting a “buy-back cigarette butts” event in conjunction with West End Car Free Day June 16 from noon to 6 p.m. The group was recently awarded a grant of $500 through the city’s Greenest City Grant program and the money will be used to buy back cigarette butts from anyone who picks them up from the streets and beaches that day. Each butt will be worth a penny, which means $20 for a pound of butts. The plan was designed with binners in mind, but everyone is encouraged to do their part. A butt depository will be located near the corner of Denman and Barclay streets.

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book from a Chinatown merchant, the city’s first voters’ list, a letter written by Captain George Vancouver in 1794 while stationed in Nootka Sound, an 1898 police blotter. Dozens of other historic photos and movies will also be on display at the Media Centre in city hall June 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. Archives and city staff will be on hand to explain more than 25 displays and demon-

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Red Robinson poses outside his Riley Park childhood home on East 28th Avenue at Prince Edward. and you were lucky to be able to find a place. But it was a clapboard house I was glad to get out of. I always related to Elvis that way. He was in a shotgun shack. Same thing. What was life like for you back then? We didn’t have anything, but

nobody had anything. Not that we were starving or anything like that. It was just that there was no richness around. A treat for us was to walk over to the other side of Ontario Street at 25th and look at the contrast between the houses there and the houses in our neighbourhood. It

movie would come to a grinding halt with the manager yelling, ‘You kids!’ Four years ago, you helped get a school reunion together at Brock elementary, where another graduate named Jimmy Pattison, the successful businessman, also attended. How did that go? I put it on, Jimmy came, it was an amazing day. It was very difficult to round up the people because you don’t have yearbooks like you do in high school. So I put a committee together, they knew people and I knew people and that’s how it worked. Jimmy flipped out when 640 people showed up. The Main Street corridor has changed quite a bit from your childhood — homes are incredibly expensive, the Windsor Theatre is gone but Brock school remains. Has change been good for the neighbourhood? There was a real true sense of community back then and it’s happening again. People are looking for that sense of community, that connection. (This interview was edited and condensed). mhowell@vancourier.com twitter.com/Howellings

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efore he became a famous disc jockey and hung out with Elvis Presley, Red Robinson was just another East Side kid growing up in the Riley Park neighbourhood. Robinson was five years old when his family moved from Comox to a little house at 28th and Prince Edward. He lived there for about 13 years with his younger brother Bill and his parents, Alice and Gordon. At 18, he earned enough money from his radio career to help his mother buy a house at King Edward Avenue and Inverness. He now lives downtown. This week, the Courier caught up with Robinson, now 76, for a short chat to reminisce about his days growing up in Riley Park, where he attended General Brock elementary school and spent some of his days… catching snakes and moths? What do you remember about the old house? It was drafty and there was a coalburning stove in the living room. It was a rat-trap house that my dad and mom rented. You’ve got to remember this was during the war years

was amazing and I always said to my brother, ‘You know, one day we’ll get out of here and I’m going to live over on this side of town.’ What do you miss most about those days? My friends. The memories are so indelible that there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think of an incident of something stupid that we did. I remember one time we dug a pit in Riley Park. There was an empty lot at 33rd and Prince Edward that had an unbelievable number of snakes — all kinds of them, black snakes, garter snakes. So my brother and I and about four other kids rounded them all up and dug this pit at the park and invited everybody the next day to come and have a look. Of course, they had slithered out by then. I mean, what do kids know? You also had a thing for moths? My brother and I were little rascals. We’d get Mason canning jars and we used them to catch the moths off the lawn in the springtime. Then when we got to the Windsor movie theatre (at 25th and Main), we’d release them. On the screen, it looked like these huge bats were flying around. The lights would come on and the

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WOMEN OF INFLUENCE: Ten women were feted at the YWCA’s 30th Women of Distinction Awards at the Westin Bayshore ballroom. Chan Hon Goh (arts), Lois Nahirney (business), Kamal Dhillon (community building), Elizabeth Croft (education), Mae Burrows (environment), Maureen de St. Croix (health and wellness), Dianne Watts (public service) Deborah Money (Technology), Barbara Mowatt (community connector) and Sara Eftekhar (youth) were honoured for their achievements and contributions to the well-being of Metro Vancouver.

GREAT DAMES: Les Dames d’Escoffier’s annual gala celebrated the career of Umberto Menghi. Having recently closed his Il Giardino restaurant of 37 years, the culinary icon was the guest of honour at the royal repast held at the Four Seasons Hotel. Among the cooks behind the mega meal: Michel Jacob (Le Crocodile), David Hawksworth (Hawksworth) and Quang Dang (West). On target to raise $25,000, the B.C. chapter of the international association has raised more than $500,000 for food-based outreach, scholarships and bursaries. HELPFUL TIP: Named one of the city’s top foodies under 40, Butter On the Endive’s Owen Lightly, diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer, is the latest to receive support from the B.C. Hospitality Foundation. The 30-year-old chef and food blogger is among some 40 individuals to date who have received assistance from the non-profit to cope with a financial crisis arising from a health or medical condition.

YWCA’s Chantelle Krish greeted Premier Christy Clark, a past recipient, to the 30th Women of Distinction Awards held at the Westin Bayshore Hotel.

Women of Distinction recipient Chan Hon Goh traded her pointe shoes for sequined Jimmy Choo shoes for Goh Ballet Academy’s 35th anniversary celebrations.

Frank Clements, right, Pan Pacific barkeep for 24 years, was a beneficiary of Bing Smith’s B.C. Hospitality Foundation during his time of need.

Scotch enthusiast Kim Thorne chaired A Dram Come True Whiskey wingding at Hycroft in support of Camilla Tibb and Ann McDonell’s Vancouver Writers Festival.

CEO and president Janet Austin (right) welcomed back Senator Pat Carney, who picked up an inaugural Women of Distinction Award three decades ago.

Former restaurateurs Bud and Dotty Kanke helped honour restaurateur Umberto Menghi at Les Dames d’Escoffier’s 12-course, 13-chef salute to the culinary icon.

Les Dames d’Escoffier’s Cate Simpson, Susie Meister and Lisa Ng welcomed guests to their Four Seasons hosted dinner set for 110 guests.

Lorna Paterson (Blush), Christine Baracos (Baracos + Brand) and Maureen Elliott (Prelude) banded together for a retail romp in support of the North Shore Hospice Society.


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A lot of Dads out there are sporty themselves, or simply enjoy viewing it, live or on TV. For kids to create a beautiful craft project as a gift means the world – especially if it relates to golf! Alternatively, taking your pop out to a fun event or place fits the bill. The BC Sports Hall of Fame at BC Place, for example, has free admission on Father’s Day, June 16 – just for Dads! And there are many other recreational ways to say, “we love you.”

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ConGRADulations to Vancouver’s Class of 2013 Teens all across the city are graduating this month, and parents as well as students are excited about the prospects of ‘moving on’ from their safe enclave of high school. Here’s a heartfelt message to some special students, to wish them well as they take the next step in the journey of life: Certainly no one knows this more than our founding headmaster Mr. Clive Austin, who retires this school year. Let his dream, of seeing young men and women such as yourselves proudly accept their West Point Grey Academy diploma, inspire you as you explore your passions and follow your dreams, knowing that as you grow and evolve, your goals and aspirations will too.

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R I L E Y PA R K a journey through our city’s neighbourhoods Vancouver Special is a year-long journey through each of Vancouver’s unique neighbourhoods. Join us every two weeks in our weekend issue for another look at a different community in our city.

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THE NEIGHBOURHOOD AT A GLANCE Riley Park. Where exactly is that? Many readers are probably familiar with the park itself, which takes up more than two hectares of green space along Ontario Street at East 30th Avenue. For baseball fans, it’s across the street from Nat Bailey Stadium. But Riley Park is really more than one park, as the City of Vancouver decided when dividing up the city’s neighbourhoods. Riley Park is the name the city uses to describe a vast swath of community that runs from 16th to 41st avenues and spreads from Fraser to Cambie streets. Within those boundaries exists a lot of cool — cool houses, restaurants, antique shops, record stores, fashion boutiques, coffee hangouts, butcher shops, community centres, a thriving farmers’ market and the very cool Army Navy and Air Force Veterans’ club where karaoke is king on Saturday nights. Riley Park is also home to Mountain View Cemetery, the city’s only burial ground. It takes up more than 42 hectares of space west of Fraser Street, between 31st and 43rd avenues. The neighbourhood has a great mix of people, past and present. Video artist Paul Wong lives there. Police Chief Jim Chu and business mogul Jim Pattison went to school there — Chu at Sir Charles Tupper secondary, Pattison at Brock elementary. Queen Elizabeth Park is probably the community’s best known landmark. The east side of the tourist attraction overlooks Nat Bailey Stadium and the relatively new and impressive Hillcrest community centre, which hosted curling during the 2010 Winter Olympics. The 2011 Census says almost 22,000 people live within the boundaries of Riley Park and the median age is 40 years old. While English speakers are the majority, Chinese languages and Tagalog are spoken by a large number of residents. The 2006 Census showed the median income for a family at $77,625, which means many families must have big mortgages or struggling to pay rent. Many homes easily fetch more than $1 million and rent for a two-bedroom apartment at 33rd and Main featured in a recent online ad was $1,490 per month. All part of living the life in Riley.

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rnesto Ramos is seated in the middle of a room playing his accordion while his daughter Marta dances next to him. Mankin Ladd’s mother is belting out the Canadian national anthem on a harmonica in front of the same crowd. Then there’s Angela Chou, tears streaming down her face. “I’ve been through a lot of difficult times,” she says. “It’s my hope that everybody could spread out our love, spread out our care to the people around you and to the society and to the world.” Chou and the others are newcomers to Canada. And while they share a common story of immigration, there is one place that has brought them together to learn more about their new community, work through life problems and meet new friends. That place is Little Mountain Neighbourhood House on Main Street, near 23rd Avenue, where the newcomers’ stories were captured on film by another new immigrant, Ana Mateescu.

Mateescu is an accomplished filmmaker from Romania who produced the 16-minute documentary We Art Community that features the neighbourhood house’s Volunteer Connections program. It’s a program where newcomers make jewelry, share stories and cultural traditions of their home countries in a setting that brings laughter and tears — two emotions Mateescu experienced herself as she made the film. “It was amazing for me to do this — to find out their stories were also my story,” said Mateescu in an interview at the neighbourhood house. Mateescu, her husband Sorin and seven-year-old daughter Erin arrived from Romania in 2009. The couple left good jobs in radio and television, where Mateescu produced documentaries in the war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan, to secure a more promising future for their daughter. They had no friends or connections in Vancouver and Mateescu’s English was poor. She began volunteering in the Downtown Eastside at the Union Gospel Mission and earned income as a cleaner while upgrading her filmmaking skills at Langara College. Then one day she attended a party where she met a staff member from the neighbourhood house, who invited her to the Connections program. Continued on next page

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Then (top): 4100 block of Main Street looking southeast, May 7, 1946. VPL Accession Number: 27069 Photo courtesy VPL Accession Number: 27069

Then (top): Turner’s Dairy building at 3333 Main Street, winter 1950. Photo courtesy: VPL Accession Number: 81129 Photographer/ Studio: Artray.

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Now (left): 3333 Main St. in May 2013. photo Dan Toulgoet

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this could be your big moment The Vancouver Courier is calling on all filmmakers—young, old, students, hobbyists, talented or otherwise. Following on the success of our neighbourhood series, Vancouver Special, we’re launching Vancouver Minute—a contest giving city residents the opportunity to share thoughts and stories about your neighbourhoods in the form of a sixty second video. Your “minute” can be shot in any style or genre—documentary, mockumentary, drama, comedy, an animated story, even a music video. There are three categories of prizes—first, a Juried Prize of $1500, second, a People’s Choice Prize of $1000 and finally, two Voters’ Prizes of $250 each drawn randomly from those of you who’ve voted. All prizes are in the form of gift coupons courtesy of London Drugs. To submit a video and to browse the small print, go to www.contest.vancourier.com. Final date for entries is July 10, 2013. Everyone has a story, let’s see yours.

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with Cheryl Rossi A business club from Britannia secondary has won provincial student company of the year for the third year in a row. “I’m just so proud of these kids,” said business education department head, teacher and club leader Lee Nipp. He said students at the inner city school receive limited opportunities. “So when we give these opportunities it’s really nice to see what they can do given the chance,” he said. “It’s overwhelming at times what they show me.” Britannia Business Club won the Junior Achievement of B.C. award with their company Quenched and its two designs for wellnessthemed tumblers. Their BPA-free drink containers feature nutrition labels that list “nutrients” as confidence and kindness for the broader community, responsibility and respect for the school community. Twenty-nine Grade 11 and 12 students participated in this year’s club. In 16 weeks they devised a business idea, registered their corporation with the B.C. chapter of Junior Achievement, the world’s largest not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating young people about business, developed their design, got it manufactured, marketed their product and sold

it. Students, teacher sponsors and business consultants contributed $15 each as shareholders, and students pre-sold tumblers to raise the remainder of the $960 needed for startup costs. Quenched earned a profit, achieved a 114 per cent return on investment and donated money to the Vancouver food bank and CLICK, or Contributing to Lives of Inner City Kids, a community-based, non-profit foundation. “They’re giving back,” Nipp said. Britannia’s club won last year with its Raincouver umbrella. The club won in 2011 with its B.EAST Apparel company. Sariah Conor, Grade 12 student and president of Quenched, said students find the hands-on experience beneficial. “It’s different from when you’re in school and you’re writing worksheets,” she said. “It really puts people out of their comfort zone and that’s a really important thing in business.” Britannia business club students were to be recognized Thursday night at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business. Conor recently won an Award for Oratory and Presentation Skills at a Business Laureates Business of B.C. Hall of Fame gala dinner and induction ceremony. She is off to the University of B.C. in the fall to study economics. Nipp started the business club in 2008. Its alumni study at post-secondary institutions that include UBC, Capilano University and Kwantlen Polytechnic University. crossi@vancourier.com twitter.com/Cheryl_Rossi

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Radiation and theatre, together at last. Radix Theatre presents the world premiere of SLOWPOKE, June 11 to 15 at, appropriately enough, the Russian Hall (600 Campbell St.). Directed by John Fagan Tait and performed and created Billy Marchenski and Alison Denham who, in the summer of 2011, traveled to the Exclusion Zone in Chernobyl (the site of the worst nuclear accident in human history), SLOWPOKE recounts the artistic duo’s journey using a photo slideshow, storytelling and dance. Tickets are $20 at slowpoke. brownpapertickets.com. More details at radixtheatre.org.

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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: The best bangs in indie rock, ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER returns to Vancouver in support of her new solo album Personal Record. The Fiery Furnaces singer-guitarist angularly rocks the Media Club June 11 along with New York’s flowy bodysuit-wearing TEEN and Prairie Cat. Tickets at Red Cat, Zulu Records and ticketweb.ca.

To paraphrase one their songs, JOHN FLANSBURGH and JOHN LINNELL of THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS are older than they’ve ever been, and now they’re even older. Which might explain the early start time of the band’s June 11 show at the Biltmore (8 p.m.) Still, even after 30 years, the always-inventive Brooklyn act sounds as spry and clever as ever with a new album called Nanobots, a new DVD and even an iPhone app. And now they’re even older. Tickets at Red Cat, Zulu, Highlife Records and ticketweb.ca.


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Jody Polishchuk gets ready for a delivery of Juice Box products including the Light Green, Turmeric Tonic and Carrot Orange Ginger. juiced in the morning and delivered to the customer’s door later that day. Polishchuk doesn’t see his juice as your average beverage. “Food is medicine,” he says. “We are offering this tool as a resource to people to boost their health and wellness… Juicing used to be a fringe thing, something health nuts were into or something you would see on late night TV, but now it’s proliferated into an uber trend.” As an added feature, Polishchuk and Meili work with naturopaths, nutritionists and a network of professionals to provide “cleanse support” for people on juice fasts. Their juice recipes are developed in consultation with Keyrsten McEwan, resident nutritionist with Integrated Healing Arts, one of Vancouver’s longest-running naturopathic clinics.

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achel Shi is more than accurate. She’s precise. Pin sharp. “Every time she chips, she’s thinking of actually chipping it in,” said golf instructor and former LPGA player Taronne Atley, who hasn’t seen accuracy like Shi’s in the 30 years she’s coached teenagers. Shi, 17, takes a meticulous approach to her short game, a strategy that often lands her on the green before the ball. “She will walk to the green to see her line and will analyze a chip like it’s a 10-foot putt,” said Atley. “Her mental mind must be very calm. All she sees is the pin.” Shi could see the pin but not where her ball landed on the fourth hole of Delta’s Beach Grove Golf Club during the CN Canadian Women’s Tour in May when she shot the first hole-in-one of her career on the 166-yard par-three.

Spectators saw her tee-shot drop and went wild. Shi saw them react and asked, “What happened?” Atley, her caddy for the two-round tournament as well as her mentor and coach, had the answer. “It went in. If it was close they’d have been clapping,” she said. “They were jumping up and down off the ground.” A member at the Point Grey Golf and Country Club, Shi’s best round on the par-72 course is a one-under 71. She will add an even greater competitive edge if she can add another 10 yards to her drive and she’ll have the opportunity in September when she joins the NCAA Div. I Lions at Columbia University. Shi, who moved to Vancouver with her parents in October 2009, has played on the Canadian and Chinese amateur tours and since 2008 has twice won the China Junior Amateur tournament. In 2011 she placed third at the Canadian Junior Golf Association’s Mizuno-sponsored national championship and topped that in 2012 when she tied for second. At the 2012 B.C. Summer Games, she outshot the competition to win by two strokes. Her first instructor at age 12 was a professional on the Japanese tour who didn’t speak Mandarin or English. They communicated without words and five years later, Shi is fluent in Japanese and still talks to her former coach. In any language, Shi makes the cut. ●

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f you play baseball for Little Mountain Little League, chances are you bought your first glove at Abbies Sport Shop. If you found a lost Frisbee, Abbies is where you’d take it and where the owner would come for it. If you’re Steve Quinn, Abbies is the business he hopes to one day run with his children. Steve Quinn, a lifelong Vancouverite, is the third owner since the store was founded in 1948 at a location near Main Street and 13th Avenue, 20 blocks north of its current location near 32nd Avenue. He bought Abbies in December for a little over $100,000 and said he envisions the business as one that will stay in his family. His eight-yearold son Jack already has his eyes on the future, said Quinn. “Not only do I get to watch my kids grow but I’m going to see neighbourhood kids grow from here,” he said, waving his hand two feet off the ground, “and up.” Quinn took over a business with deep community ties, ones that see Abbies on Little League jerseys and as flagship sponsor of sports tournaments and festivals. The store has a history of finding work for the young athletes who once came in with their parents for their first soccer cleats, football,

Emily Edwards restrings a tennis racquet at Abbies Sports Shop. ping pong paddle or baseball bat. Isaac Greer, 15, applied for summer work at Abbies. “I bought my first baseball glove here,” said the Little Leaguer who represented Canada at the 2010 World Series in Williamsport, Pa. He came in to talk to Quinn as another teenage employee restrung a tennis racquet. Quinn knows the worth of Abbies and

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intends to preserve its reputation for good customer service built on six decades’ worth of positive word-of-mouth. Customers tell him they shop at Abbies “because,” he said and repeats what they’ve told him in the five months he’s been owner: “We’re here because our friends have shopped here for years, our son is just getting into baseball and we were going to go

somewhere else, but they said go to Abbies.” Michelle Wilson, a retired professional disc golf player, dropped by Abbies on a weekday afternoon because the store had exactly what she needed: her own Frisbee. Wilson left her disc, a yellow Leopard driver, in Coquitlam at the Munday Park disc golf course nearly two months ago, she said. She’d completely written it off as lost for good. “We’ve got this unwritten disc golf karma rule,” she said. “You write your name on the back of a Frisbee and if someone finds it, it will come back to you.” Before her disc was found, she bought a replacement — at Abbies. The store is located a few fairway lengths from the Queen Elizabeth disc golf course and Abbies can display up to 476 discs, reputedly the largest collection in Western Canada. Quinn also added a starter kit for players new to the sport. “They’ve got pretty much everything that you’ll need,” said Wilson, who typically carries 13 different discs during a round. “We’ll want to come in for a certain colour, certain weight or specialization. And players like Wilson know they can even come in and find what was lost. “It’s a community service,” she said, “which is awesome.” mstewart@vancourier.com twitter.com/MHStewart

Running backwards to get ahead GOING ‘RETRO’ IMPROVES BALANCE AND MUSCULATURE RACER’S EDGE

with Kristina Bangma When you run backwards, you move forward by putting one foot behind the other. It may seem backwards, but “reverse” or “retro” running does move your fitness forward and it can also help in the rehabilitation of knee joints.

Running backwards burns three to five times more calories than running forward, and research shows that running one lap of a 400-metre track backwards provides the fitness equivalent of running six laps forward. Sports doctors have prescribed backwards running, in small doses, since the ’70s to help rehabilitate knees and other injuries. Studies have shown the benefits include less impact on the joints, increased strength and balance, improved coordination and musculature. Despite the claims online at “100 reasons why you should try running backwards,” I’m

still not convinced I would want to train or race backwards, as people around the world do. But I now have more reasons why I will continue to use it as a fantastic rehab tool and my clients will be adding a few more minutes of backwards running into their warm up routines. For more information on backwards running and tips to start your own training, visit vancourier.com/sports or use your smart phone to scan this story with Layar. Kristina Bangma is a coach, personal trainer and writer with a love of riding and racing. Email questions to Kristina@kitsenergy.com. Skills Camps for boys and girls U-6 to U-13. Register today, space is limited. whitecapsfc.com/camps or 778.330.1354

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Volunteers leave legacy at Churchill secondary STUDENTS AWARDED ELIZABETH BLAKE HUMANITARIAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP MEGAN STEWART Staff writer

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Graduating Churchill secondary students Melody Salehzadeh (left) and Nazde Edeer had a huge impact on their school’s athletic dept.

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azde Edeer and Melody Salehzadeh were in Grade 8 when they met in the hallway near their lockers at Churchill secondary five years ago. The two friends will graduate this month and will leave the school a much different place than when they arrived. “When they graduate in June it will leave a huge hole,” said the school’s athletic director Rick Lopez. “For the past three, four years, they have literally run the athletic department here at Churchill. I don’t know where I would be without them.” In the course of five years, Edeer, 18, and Salehzadeh, 17, more than surpassed the minimum 30 hours of volunteer service needed to graduate. A quick estimate of their volunteer time began with six hours a week during spare classes in the school day. As they counted at the request of the Courier, six hours each week jumped to roughly 15 weekly hours during basketball season when they co-managed the senior boys team, a responsibility that found them at daily practices, regular home and away games, and road trips (some overnight) to tournaments like the B.C. championships. Then, to prepare and put on the Bulldog Classic, the school’s annual 16-team basketball tournament for boys and girls, Edeer and Salehzadeh were at the school for more than 12 hours a day, staying late until after 9 p.m. to switch the lights off in the gymnasium. “The school keys were in our hands,” said Edeer. They started in Grade 8 as scorekeepers at basketball and volleyball games. By the start of this year, they were running intramural sports at lunch, updating and maintaining schedules, training scorekeepers, tracking athlete’s participation (which they converted from an outdated Excel spreadsheet to a more enlightened program), making posters and even training the two who will endeavour to fill their shoes, Eloise Faehndrich and Tova Rae, both in Grade 9. “I like to call it the hidden or invisible work, things that need to be done and what makes our athletic program successful,” said Lopez, who is also the P.E. department head this semester, and who laughed when he described Edeer and Salehzadeh as modest and said, “They won’t like this attention at all.” Both will study science at UBC next September and their final contribution to Churchill will be a for all the school’s athletes. Edeer and Salehzadeh planned

the annual athletic banquet — a catered barbecue for 230 people that will recognize Churchill’s athletes, managers and coaches — and handled a budget that neared $7,500, a total that will set the benchmark going forward because, said Salehzadeh, “We don’t buy what we don’t need.”

I like to call it the hidden or invisible things that need to be done and what makes our athletic program successful. — Rick Lopez

As is the case when pre-teens become young women and bond as best friends along the way, it wasn’t only the school that changed. Tasked with increasingly complex and important roles, trusted with money, asked to lead, instruct and mentor other students and adults on occasion, Edeer and Salehzadeh grew into the kind of people who make things happen and make a difference. Edeer was named the school’s top allround student and awarded the Churchill Shield at a recent graduation ceremony. Salehzadeh, who is known to her friends as Melo, received the R.D. Pearmain Scholarship as the student with excellent academic merit and commitment to community service. Both were awarded the Elizabeth Blake Humanitarian Memorial Scholarship for their “active and selfless contribution to the school community.” Perhaps most importantly, once they were rewarded with responsibility and the freedom to make independent decisions, they rose to the occasion. “Once we got it, we didn’t want to jeopardize that,” said Edeer. They witnessed the long hours put in by their teachers and the volunteer spirit embraced at Churchill. “All the P.E. teachers do so much for the school, they all volunteer to coach and we know how busy they are. We can do what they don’t have time to do,” said Edeer. “Mr. Lopez always says it’s good to give back,” added Salehzadeh. “Service is encouraged here.” Their service was exceptional. mstewart@vancourier.com twitter.com/MHStewart


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Social enterprises go to bat for business COALITION SETS OUT TO PROVE THAT DEVELOPMENT CAN PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES JEN ST. DENIS biv.com

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Vancouver developer with years of experience working on projects in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) says he’s starting to see the anti-gentrification pendulum swing the other way as more moderate community voices are being heard above the prevailing confrontational rhetoric. “Development in the area is inevitable,” said Jon Stovell, president of Reliance Properties. “[I’d like to encourage] having some of the money from those developments help

facilitate low-income housing and training and employment, instead of trying to circle the wagons around the neighbourhood.” Activists have grabbed headlines in recent months, with an ongoing protest in front of upscale restaurant Pidgin, located across from Pigeon Park, and a May 1 street march in which protesters displayed a “Set Fire to the Condos” banner. A slew of new condo and renovation projects are underway in the area. Stovell, who has been participating in the City of Vancouver-led local area planning process over the past year, said the meetings have been a far cry from his experience working on the Woodward’s building, which was able to gain community support. “It’s a very aggressive group of people, and it’s made it very difficult for people with other opinions to speak out,” said Stovell of the current planning process. But he’s been heartened by a loose coalition of social enterprise businesses,

known as the Inner City Economic Strategy, that have been working quietly behind the scenes with developers and City of Vancouver staff. The group is made up of Embers, Potluck Society and Mission Possible, along with the Hastings Crossing Business Improvement Association and the Vancouver Board of Trade (VBOT). “Our partners are the developers,” said Marcia Nozik, CEO of Embers, a construction temp agency and renovation business. “We don’t think development is a bad word, we don’t think business is a bad word.” Two weeks ago, Nozik and representatives from Mission Possible and the Potluck Society presented to developers and other business people at the VBOT. It followed earlier meetings with city manager Penny Ballem and the Urban Development Institute. Following the meeting with developers, Nozik said, “We’re looking at some way, not just with a handshake but with something written down, to have true

partnership with the developers and the neighbourhood.” And the city? “We’re trying to see if there was some way we could work with the city, where the city could help to leverage some of the benefits from development … Could they negotiate that 10 per cent of the workers need to be from that area, or something like that?” Rising rents and development pressures are going to continue to be a problem in the DTES, not to mention the rest of the city, said Brian Postlewait, the executive director of Mission Possible. “From our organization’s standpoint, we have to look at all the different people and possibilities to partner to fulfil our vision … to give people in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside opportunities to enhance their lives.” The Downtown Eastside local area planning process is set to wind down at the end of this year and then go before Vancouver city council. jstdenis@biv.com twitter.com/jenstden

AvisonYoung lands agreement with Seaspan SEAN KOLENKO biv.com

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vison Young has landed the contract to handle all of Seaspan’s real-estate needs as the marine company expands its facilities.

As part of last year’s $35 billion National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy, Seaspan was awarded an $8 billion federal contract to build ships for Canadian Coast Guard and the Royal Canadian Navy. In order to build the ships, Sea-

span is required to upgrade its facilities and will need between 60,000 and 100,000 square feet of space earmarked for staging and warehouse facilities on the North Shore, where Seaspan is located. Avison Young agents Terry Thies and Ian Whitchelo will be working

with Seaspan. “We are honoured to be selected to work with a locally based, industry-leading business, and support economic development in the community in which we live and work,” said Thies. “Seaspan is a progressive com-

pany that has deep roots in its communities and works to build long-lasting relationships with all the stakeholders it serves, including municipal governments, First Nations and the public.” skolenko@biv.com twitter.com/SeanKolenko

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he Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association (GVHBA) invites the public to tour 11 professionally renovated homes located across Metro Vancouver on Sunday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The 20th annual Parade of Renovated Homes, produced by the GVHBA Renovation Council and sponsored by FortisBC, offers a unique opportunity for people to see the transformations that are possible when you work with a professional contractor. The homes on the parade showcase leading-edge design, advanced construction techniques and products, and energy-saving features, and include a Tuscan-inspired transformation, a beautiful condominium renovation with a 360-degree city view, a luxurious townhome remodel, a gorgeous interior and exterior upgrade of a classic ’60s home, and a contemporary wholehouse makeover. GVHBA CEO Bob de Wit said Metro Vancouver homeowners will spend $3.8 billion sprucing up their homes this year, and this one-day event offers the public an excep-

tional opportunity to tour professional renovated homes. “Professional RenoMark renovators, many of them award winners, will be on site to offer expert advice and discuss their craftsmanship. Project values range widely, offering homeowners an abundance of ideas they can incorporate into their own renovations,” said de Wit. Admission is by passport, available at each home for $10 per person. Children 17 and under are free. Passports can be purchased at any home, and then used for entry to the remaining homes. Part proceeds from passport sales will help fund the purchase of tools, building materials and safety gear for a carpentry training program offered by Guildford Park and Frank Hurt secondary schools in Surrey. The event is limited to six hours, so review the full list of participating homes below and then plan your route to ensure you have sufficient time to visit specific homes that capture your interest. Please note these are private homes and are only open during the posted event date and times. Visit gvhba.org for more information.

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Vancouver MUSICAL INSTRUMENT GARAGE SALE: Wholesale Surplus Liquidation. Up to 80% off at 929 Granville St, Van JUNE 7 - 9 www.tomleemusic.ca

Big Vinyl Record Sale

Collectible Collections Rock, Blues, Jazz, Classical 324 East 5th Avenue Vancouver 10:00 am - 2:00 PM Saturday Only - June 8th

VANCOUVER

HUGE MOVING SALE Fri & Sat Jun 7th & 8th 9am - 4pm 2786 23rd Ave East LOTS OF VINTAGE ITEMS! Household, furnishings, linens, drapes etc. Rain or shine!

Garage Sale

YARD SALE @ Hampton Place Sat. June 8, 10 AM - 1 PM Large neighbourhood Yard Sale at UBC. Don’t miss your chance to come out and browse all the great deals! Located at Hampton Place Road at Wesbrook Bvld. Rain or Shine.

VANCOUVER

Downsizing Sale Sat June 8th, 10-3

4089 West 19th Ave Household items, kids, misc. etc. etc.

Garage Sale

Sat/Sun June 8 & 9 9am-6pm

6937 Commercial Street (South of 49th) Golf, office, garden, tools, pressure washer, electric piano & file cabinets etc.

AUCTION CALENDAR

2020

2080

WEST VAN A HUGE MOVING SALE by International Artist/ Designer/Collector >than 1,000 items from $20. Bronze sculpture, designer furniture, paintings, art books. June 8th & 9th 9am-8pm 567 Craigmohr Dr. in British Properties 604-561-5679

3508 1410

Education

FOODSAFE 1 DAY COURSES BEST VALUE GUARANTEED Downtown & Broadway locations Every Saturday, Sunday & Monday Public Health Inspector Instructors ADVANCE Continuing Education BC’s #1 FoodSafe Choice since 2003!

www.foodsafe-courses.com

604-272-7213

1415

Music/Theatre/ Dance

IN HOME OR STUDIO LESSONS Piano, Theory & other instruments. Allegro Music School 604-327-7765

1420

June 22nd - 9 AM 6780 Glover Rd., Langley B.C. 80-100 CARS, LIGHT TRUCKS & RV’s Industrial, Construction, Forklifts, Farm & Turf Equip., Fleet Trucks & Trailers, Lumber, Boats, Tools

Industrial Smalls Welcome / Online Bidding Available Phone: 604-534-0901 www.canamauctions.com

GIANT 2 DAY

★ ON-SITE AUCTION ★ 9850 KING GEORGE HWY, SURREY TUESDAY, JUNE 11TH & WED JUNE 12TH AUCTION STARTS 10 AM BOTH DAYS

Viewing: Mon June 10th - Tuesday June 11th & Wed - June 12th

9850 KING GEORGE HWY., SURREY

Burial Plots

★ Computer Lessons ★ For Beginners & Revision Email, Internet, Digital Photo $30/hour OR $199 for 8 hrs ★ Call Sol 604-266-2414 ★

Clean Sweep?

2060

For Sale Miscellaneous

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper

2105

Musical Instruments

BENGAL KITTENS, vet ✔ 1st shots dewormed, sweet natured, $500. Mission 1-604-814-1235

★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION !

3508 YAMAHA C2 Grand Piano Beautiful, like new condition, tuned regularly, brilliant action and gorgeous tone. New in 2002, price reduced to $14,000. Please call 604 721-0315. email: janicegirard@me.com

2135

Wanted to Buy

Sell it in the Classifieds!

604

630.3300

SPORTS CARDS Serious buyer will pay $$ for pre 1970 sports cards in good condition. Paul 604-514-3844

Place your ad online:

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LEGALS 5505

Legal/Public Notices

KILLARNEY

COMMUNITY CENTRE SOCIETY will be holding its

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

on

Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 7:30 pm at the Killarney Community Centre 6260 Killarney Street. Anyone holding a current Killarney Community Centre membership card is welcome. Items to be dealt with are:

5505

Legal/Public Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

RE: ESTATE OF MARGARET PIERCEY HAMBLER VATCHER late of #111 - 1424 Walnut Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 3R3 (the “Estate”) NOTICE is given that creditors and others having claims against the Estate are required to send them to the executors, Peter Theodore Richmond Vatcher and Royal Trust Corporation of Canada, at P.O. Box 11130, #3000 1055 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6E 3R3, on or before July 9, 2013, after which date the Estate assets will be distributed having regard only to claims that have been received. EXECUTORS: PETER THEODORE RICHMOND VATCHER and ROYAL TRUST CORPORATION OF CANADA SOLICITOR: Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP

Court File No.: E123636 Court Registry: Vancouver In the Supreme Court of British Columbia Claimant: CHUI HUNG HO Respondent: LIN YANG

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION [Rule 21-1 of the Supreme Court Family Rules applies to all forms.] To: The Respondent TAKE NOTICE THAT on May 23rd , 2013, an order was made for service on you of a notice of family claim issued from the Vancouver Registry of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in family law case number E123636 by way of this advertisement. In the family law case, the Claimant claims the following relief against you: Divorce

PLEASE VISIT LOVE’S WEBSITE FOR IMAGES & COMPLETE DETAILS: www.lovesauctions.com

GOLDEN RETRIEVER pups CKC reg, vet ck’d, ch parents, health tested. Ph 604-794-3786

You must file a response to family claim within 42 days after the date of the publication of this notice, failing which further proceedings may be taken against you without notice to you. You may obtain a copy of the notice of family claim and the order for service by advertisement from the Vancouver Registry, at 800 Smithe Street, Vancouver, B.C., V6Z 2E1. Name of Party: Grace M.K. Tsang Lawyer for the Claimant Address for Service: Tsang & Company 320 – 8171 Cook Road, Richmond, B.C., V6Y 3T8

PB KANE Corso ready, m/f, dew claws/tails, 1st/2nd shots, deworm, $1500, 604-802-8480

604-724-7652

Form F11 (Rule 6-4(3))

Love’s # 604-244-9350 On Site # 604-729-7313

Cats

Dogs

CKC BLACK lab 3 male puppies, 7 weeks. Exc pets. 1st shots/ tattoo. $1000. 604-454-8643

Old Books Wanted also: Photos Postcards, Letters, Paintings. (no text books/encyclopedia) I pay cash. 604-737-0530

• Election of directors • Any other business normally conducted at an A.G.M.

80+ HOTEL ROOMS – 2 COMPLETE KITCHENS – STEAKHOUSE RESTAURANT – BISTRO/CAFÉ – HUGE PUB – BANQUET ROOMS – LIQUOR STORE – LAUNDRY EQUIPMENT – INTERIOR DÉCORE – ANTIQUES & MEMORABILIA, ROOF TOP REFRIDGERATION PLUS MUCH MUCH MORE...

3507

OCEAN VIEW Burial Park, Burnaby, Burial Plot for sale, peaceful, attractive setting in Calvary 11 Section. $10,500. 604-736-1732

Tutoring Services

Auctions

PUBLIC AUCTION:

2035

Dogs

MINI Dachshund Puppies CKC Reg’d Vet check 1st shots health guarantee $1200 778-388-1057

YORKIE PUPS born Apr 23. Ready to go after June 18. Dewormed, first shots. Raised at home with love. Ph 604-824-9749

3540 SAVE A LIFE. Wonderful rescue dogs from Foreclosed Upon Pets. Spay/neutered, regular vaccinations & rabies, microchipped. $499 adoption fee, avail at your local Petcetera stores.

5505

Legal/Public Notices

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Douglas Mackenzie Walker, formerly of 717- 900 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, are required to send particulars of those claims to the Executrix, Donna Murdina Dougan, c/o 202 5501, Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 2G3, Attn: Stephen Miller, on or before July 3, 2013, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed giving regard only to those claims which have been received.

Pet Services

LUXURY PET HOTEL @ YVR New customer special $27/ night restriction apply www.jetpetresort.com

PET’S STAIN, ODOUR, SCRATCH on THE FLOORS? Call FIN 778-889-7106, member BBB A+. WoodStoneTile.ca One Stop Floors Care Solutions QUALIFIED VET assistant available 24/7, non smoking, clean & tidy, Esh 604-376-0149

4060

Metaphysical

TRUE PSYCHICS For Answers CALL NOW 24/7 Toll FREE 1-877-342-3032

Mobile: #4486 www.truepsychics.ca

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Marion Helen Walker, formerly of 7285 Quatsino Drive, Vancouver, BC, are required to send particulars of those claims to the Executrix, Donna Murdina Dougan, c/o 202 - 5501, Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 2G3, Attn: Stephen Miller, on or before July 3, 2013, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed giving regard only to those claims which have been received. NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: THE ESTATE OF YAEKO SUZUKI, Also known as YAE SUZUKI, and YAIKO SUZUKI, DECEASED NOTICE is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Yaeko Suzuki, late of #238 - 2125 Eddington Drive, Vancouver, BC, who died on November 5, 2012, are hereby required to send them to the undersigned Executor c/o 700 - 401 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 5A1, on or before June 20, 2013 after which date the Executor will distribute the said Estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard to the claims of which he has notice. Christopher James Torao Suzuki: Exectors Richards Buell Sutton LLP Attention: Patrick (Rick) Montens

4530

WHISTLER CONDO CHEAP short term Creekside 800 sf, 2 sep areas each open to hallway, good location 3 queen beds, w/d, park, gym, hottub, by mth July $2800, Aug $2800 Sept $2300. 1-604-935-6535

5017

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Business Services

HAVE YOU BEEN DENIED Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits? The Disability Claims Advocacy Clinic can help. Contact Allison Schmidt at: 1-877-793-3222 www.dcac.ca

5040

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5070

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HOME SERVICES Appliance Repairs

8015

8068

VAN APPLIANCE SERVICES Repair home appl. Low rate guar. Permit/Lic. Tom 604-323-8063

8030

Demolition

DEMOLITION

Excavating - Drain Tile Old garage, carport, house, pool, repair main waterline, break concrete & removal. Licensed • Insured • WCB

Carpentry

604-716-8528

7005

Body Work

Since 1989

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

732-8453

MR. BUILD - Renos and Repairs. Est 1989. 9129 Shaughnessy St. Please call 604-732-8453

8055 PHOENIX MASSAGE CTR. Now Open - New Girls Chinese,

Japenese, Korean, Punjabi, Thai, Caucasian. Great Massage Now Hiring. 10am-Midnight every day. 2263 Kingsway at Nanaimo St. Van., 604.294.8038

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604-739-3998

7015

Escort Services

Cleaning

A QUALITY CLEANING exp res /comm. low rate’s senior’s disc 778.239.9609 or 778.998.9127

TWO LITTLE LADIES. For all your cleaning needs. Lic’d & Insured. Call 778-395-6671

8060

Concrete

Sidewalk, Driveway, Patio Exposed Aggregate, remove & replacing

604-253-0049

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8073

Drainage

RNC DRAINAGE

−Augering −Water & Sewer line repair & replacement −Sumps −Drain Tile −Concrete Work −Foundation, −Excavation −Retaing Walls −Site restored Call Ron 778-227-7316 or 604-568-3791

TROY TEATHER DRAINAGE & SEWER 15% OFF - 604-722-1105

8075

Drywall

A 1 Retaining Walls, Foundation, Stairs, Driveways, Patios, Sidewalks. Any concrete project. Free Est. Since 1977. Basile 604-617-5813 A Concrete Specialist sidewalks, bsmts, paving stones, patios. Santino 778-892-5559

Since 1989

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

732-8453

VINCE’S MAGIC Drywalling & textured ceiling repairs. Complete drywall & taping. 604-307-2295

Wayne The Drywaller

Quality Drywall Finishing. Textured Ceilings & Repair. Renov Specialist. No job too small. 837-1785

8080 L & L CONCRETE. All types: Stamped, Repairs, Pressure Wash, Seal Larry 778-882-0098

Electrical

ALP ELECTRIC #89724 Low price, big/small jobs, free est Satisfaction guar 604-765-3329

REAL ESTATE Real Estate Services

6005

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-18

Rates are going Up! Call Now. 2.60% 5 year Variable 2.79% 5 year Fixed Self Employed, Credit Damage OK, Commercial & Residential Martinique Walker, AMP Verico Assent Mortgage Corp Call: 604-984-9159

6008

New Westminster

TOP FLOOR quiet side of bldg 650sf 1br+den condo nr Hosp, & Sky train $244K 778-241-4101 see uSELLaHOME.com id5580

6008-28

Richmond

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-42

S. Surrey/ White Rock

PARTIAL OCEAN view, 920sf 2br+den 2ba quiet condo, kids, pets ok. $309,000 778-294-2275 see uSELLaHOME.com id5575

6015

6008-02

STEVESTON VERY large 1284 sf 2br 2ba top fl condo amazing mtn views, $455K 604-275-7986 see uSELLaHOME.com id5376 classifieds.vancourier.com

IMMACULATE TOP fl 963sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry, +55 building, $121,500 604-309-3947 see uSELLaHOME.com id5565

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-40 TOP FLR 762sf 1br condo, in-ste laundry, 45+ building Mt. Baker view $85,000. 778-822-7387 see uSELLaHOME.com id5553

Need a New Place? Find one in the Classifieds To advertise call 604-630-3300

SMALL PEACEFUL farm set up for horses right beside South Langley riding trail. Bright & comfortable older 2 bd home, f/p, barn, riding rings, pastures. $849,900. Call 604-323-4788 See Propertyguys.com ID: 76788

6008

Electrical

The current choice serving the Lower Mainland for more than 15 years. All Kinds of Work and Reasonable Rates.

Contact us today for a free estimate.

Max: 604-341-6059 Licensed & Bonded

Lic. 22308

ALL YOUR electrical & reno needs. Lic’d electrician #37940. Insured, bonded & WCB. Free est Reasonable rates 604-842-5276 LIC. ELECTRICIAN #37309 Commercial & residential renos & small jobs. 778-322-0934.

8080

Electrical

A Lic’d. Electrician #30582. Rewiring & Reno, Appliance/ Plumbing. Rotor Rooter and Hydro Pressure Jetting Service, 778-998-9026 or 604-255-9026 Free Est / 24/7 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

8087

Excavating

Excavating - Drain Tile Demolitions. Fully insured • WCB 604-716-8528

RENTALS 6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-12

West Van Apt. Rentals

6508

Apt/Condos

1 BEDROOM + Den Furn/Unfurn. Available NOW $1750/$2800 www.rentYVR.ca 778.888.8888

Recently reno’d, available in quiet waterfront building, spectacular ocean view, No pets, non-smoking. 2180 Argyle Ave. West Vanc. 604-913-1849 for viewing appointment

6508

Apt/Condos

1 BR’s - Kerrisdale, great location! Close to shops, transit & schools. $1010-$1165 Available Now. 604-677-3205 www.lougheedproperties.com

COAL HARBOUR, 3 BR + den, 3 ba, 3000 sf Penthouse, 3 levels, 2 prkg, insuite laundry, 1 yr lease July 1. $5500. 778-881-0673

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

At WE BUY HOMES We CASH YOU OUT FAST! We Also Take Over Your Payments Until Your Home is Sold. No Fees! No Risk! Call us First! (604)- 626-9647 www.webuyhomesbc.com

6020-06

Chilliwack

LANGARA GARDENS #101 - 621 W. 57th Ave, Van Spacious 1, 2 & 3 BR Rental Apartments & Townhouses. Heat, hot water & lrg storage locker included. Many units have in-suite laundry and lrg patios/balconies with gorgeous views. Tasteful gardens, swimming pools, hot tub, gym, laundry, gated parking, plus shops & services. Near Oakridge Centre, Canada Line stations, Langara College, Churchill High School & more. Sorry no pets. www.langaragardens.com Call 604-327-1178 info@langaragardens.com Managed by Dodwell Strata Management Ltd.

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-34

CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 55+ complex $63K 604-858-9301 see uSELLaHOME.com id5400

6020-14

Langley/ Aldergrove

Condos/ Townhouses

W.End/Down/Yaletown

OPEN SUNDAY, 2-4PM • MLS# V994147 #401 - 1132 HARO ST., WEST END VAN.

FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $529,000. 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617

ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 80K below assessment. $3100mo rent $529,900 firm 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3428

GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $489,000 604-613-1553 see uSELLaHOME.com id5608

6030

• 1088 Square Feet • New Pipes 2012, Wood Floors • 1 Block to Robson Street • 2 Secured Parking Spots • 1 Large Storage Locker • Full Size Washer/Dryer • Quiet South-East Facing, Bright • Sundeck for Sitting • Walk to Stanley Park, Shopping

JUDY KILLEEN • 604-833-8044

FORT LANGLEY 2300sf 5br w/suite above 3 additional rental units $965K 604-882-6788 see uSELLaHOME.com id5533

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LANGLEY BUILD your dream home, secluded 5 ac view ppty, well inst $630,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id4513

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LANGLEY NR town fully reno’d 2474sf home on 5ac ppty, bsmt suite $1,150,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id5582

6035

Excavating

8090

A39

Fencing/Gates

# 1 YARD DRAINAGE, STONE WORK & HOUSE DEMOLITION

S&S LANDSCAPING & FENCING Cedar Fence Install Call 604-275-3158

Concrete ★ driveway, drainage, sidewalk, pavers, excavation, retaining walls, landscape, backhoe & bobcat services 604-833-2103

FENCES & DECKS front steps, retaining walls, repair or renew, John 778-998-5591 tarasoffconstruction.com

cont. on next page

West Coast Cedar Installations New, repaired or rebuilt ★ Fences & Decks ★ 604-435-5755 or 604-788-6458

By hand, Paving, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank & dirt removal, paver stones, Jackhammer, Water / sewer line / sumps. Slinger avail. 24 hrs Call 341-4446 or 254-6865

6508

Apt/Condos

6540

Houses - Rent

AMBER LODGE

Oak & West 14th Studios (Avail. July 1) 1 BR’s (Avail Now & July 1) Well maintained building close to all amenities and VGH. Some pets ok. 604-731-2714

6522

Furnished Accommodation

KERRISDALE, FURNISHED 1 bdrm, n/p n/s, w/d & utils incl wifi/ cbl, rnr markets/busefs, June1, $960. lorenemcgee@gmail.com 604-263-6753

6535

Homestay

HOMESTAY FAMILIES needed for long & short term students. Please apply on-line » www.harmonyhomestay.com

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6040

Okanagan/ Interior

40TH/ROSS ST, Main flr 3 BR, 2 bths, lrg livg rm, patio, W/D, D/W, $1750 + 1/2 utils. NS/NP. July 1. 604-879-1454 or 778-389-9925

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR rear bsmt ste, priv entry, patio, Langara area, nr amen., no w/d, np ns, suits 1 person, lease, $660. July 1. 604-322-0420 2 BR main floor, 36TH & Victoria shr’d utils, no pets, n/s, shr’d ldry Avail now, 2 BR bsmt Knight/60th. Both $1100/mth 604-322-6701 cell 778-998-4505 2 BR ste, grd level, E. Van, close schools, skytrain & bus, $1050 incls utils, cable, wifi. July 1st, np, share laundry 604-709-9025 KERRISDALE, 1 bdrm ste, ground flr, priv entr, fully furn, Nr transit and shops, $750, n/s, n/p, Avail Now, Call 604-266-7604

6065

Recreation Property

Surrey

FABULOUS 2 BDRM., 2 BATH APT. • $649,000

Personal Real Estate Corporation

8087

MERRITT HERITAGE style 3070 sf 4br 5ba on 9.9ac lot detached shop, view $895K 250-378-8857 see uSELLaHOME.com id5592

6050

For Sale by Owner

Condos/ Townhouses Abbotsford

8080

1 & 2 BDRM

CONCRETE SPECIALIST Reasonable rates. 35 yrs. exp. For free estimates call Mario

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FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013 THE VANCOUVER COURIER

Mobile Homes

LOG CABINS new 1 bd for sale 10’ x 20’ (portable) only $149/mo oac. Delivery all BC, Cheaper then storage. Various sizes. 604-791-1865 Chwk

HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $65K is for both 604-302-3527 see uSELLaHOME.com id5588

Out Of Town Property HATZIC LAKE Swans Point, 1 hr from Vanc incl lot & 5th wheel ski, fish, $134,500. 604-209-8650 see uSELLaHOME.com id5491

CRANBROOK 2060SF 4br 3ba reno’d home w/side suite on 2 lots $239,900 778-887-4530 see uSELLaHOME.com id5304

6052

Real Estate Investment

OCEAN FRONT boat access only 2 yr old 1600sf 3br 2.5ba 30min from W Van $799K 778-998-9141 see uSELLaHOME.com id5424

6075

Sunshine Coast

LANGLEY RENOD sxs duplex +1/2ac lot, rental income $2,300 /month $489,900 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3186

6065

Recreation Property

GORGEOUS VIEW LOT, Gibsons BC. Centrally located, view lot in Lower Gibsons. Walking distance to everything! www.shaunagold.com $190,000 Call: (604) 218-2077

One call does it all! GALIANO EXECUTIVE Home & Cabin on priv beach, completely furn’d, many extras, ready to move in. Reduced to $849,000! Global Force Rlty. 604-802-8711 www.yourlinktorealestate.ca

To advertise:

604-630-3300


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THE VANCOUVER COURIER FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013

Call ThE Experts RENOVATIONS & CUSTOM HOMES

HOME SERVICES 8160

Renovations & Custom Homes

Lawn & Garden

HEDGE SHRUB TREE & STUMP REMOVAL

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604.254.1760

FREE ESTIMATE INSURED

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Tree Topping, Clean-Up, Planting, Trimming, Power Raking, Aeration, etc. • Westside & Eastside

Save $25 on Your Next Hydro Flush Service

GARDENS ONLY Weeding, planting, pruning, etc. Gail 604-251-8012

Have Your Perimeter Drainage Flushed of Dirt and Debris Before Back Ups Occur

Save $100 on Perimeter Drainage Replacement

JAPANESE GARDENER Landscape & maintenance, clean-ups, trimming. Reas, free est, 25 yrs exp 604-986-8126

Includes the Installation of PVC Piping, Catch Basins and Sumps

HILLCREST PLUMBING AND HEATING OFFER

Hillcrest Plumbing & Heating Offer Expires September 30, 2011

604-879-1415 (Vancouver, BC) 604-596-1077 (Surrey, BC) or OR 604-244-0220 (Richmond,BC) BC) 604-879-1415 (Vancouver,

JIM’S MOWING 604-310-JIMS (5467) www.jimsmowing.ca

CLIP ‘N SAVE! Vancouver 604-879-1415 Richmond 604-244-0220

JUST LAWNCUTS

Cameron 604-709-6230

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HOME SERVICES cont. from previous page

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

Hardwood Floor Refinishing Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

Century Hardwood Floors 604-376-7224 www.centuryhardwood.com

HENRY’S

HARDWOOD FLOOR SERVICES Sanding & Refinishing Installation Quality Workmanship Free Estimates Fully Licensed & Insured

604-771-8885

ANYTHING IN WOOD Hardwood flrs, install, refinishing. Non-toxic finishes. 604-782-8275

8125

Gutters

AT YOUR HOME GUTTER SERVICES

No More HST! BOOK NOW! • Gutter Installation, Cleaning & Repairs • Roofing & Roof Repairs • Moss Control, Removal & Prevention 25 year Warranteed Leaf & Needle Guard

WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee

604-340-7189 ACCREDITED BUSINESS

atyourhomeservicesgroup.ca

8130

Handyperson

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

Ny Ton Gardening Trimming, Shrubs, Pruning, Yard Cleanup, 604-782-5288

8155

Landscaping

SENIOR EXP’D GARDENER Pruning, Trimming, Landscaping 604-354-8382 or 604-879-6019

Need a Great New Lawn?

New Lawn Installation Turf • Seed • Artificial Excavation Drainage • Pavers

Golden Hardwood & Laminate & Tiles. Prof install, refinishing, sanding & repairs. 778-858-7263

604-220-5296

www.englishlawns.com

Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hedges, pavers, ponds & walls, returfing, demos, drainage, jackhammering. Old pools filled in, decks, concrete 604.782.4322

8160

Lawn & Garden

Spring Services

8120

Glass Mirrors

Commercial/Residential

Store Fronts • Windows & Doors Broken Glass • Foggy Glass Patio Doors • Mirrors • Etc.

604-210-2172 Faucets, Toilets, Hardware,Misc lic/insured fixit@reparrot.com

Since 1989

RENOS • REPAIRS 9129 Shaughnessy St., Van.

732-8453

AALL EXT REPAIRS/REPLACE Rebuild, new build, fencing, decks & stairs. 604-325-4674 DUSTTIN’S HANDYMAN Service All jobs Large and Small. Competitive Rates 604-562-5711

8125

Gutters

DIRTY WINDOWS? DIRTY GUTTERS? Black Bear Window Cleaning does windows, gutters & siding. Insured & Guaranteed. Commercial & Residential. Call: 778 892-2327

Gutter & window cleaning, power washing. Prompt, professional. 30 yrs exp. Simon 604-230-0627

TROY TEATHER GUTTERS 15% OFF - 604-722-1105

Masonry

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on a 17-inch wheel or vice versa. • Next is the load-carrying capacity. As you can see in our example, the LT has a higher load rating at 121 verses 97 for the passenger tire. It is highly recommended that you never select a tire with a lower load rating than the manufacturer’s specifications. • The last item is the tire’s speed rating. This reflects the tire’s ability to dissipate heat. Driving at high speeds for extended periods of time, like on long highway commutes, creates heat buildup within the tire. Too much heat increases the likelihood of a failure. Some questions you need to ask yourself are: would you prefer a harder, more performance-oriented tire or a softer, more comfortable one. For performance seekers, upgrading you tires offers a quick and cost effective means for improvement. The most common practice is plus sizing. This is the concept of increasing the wheel size by an inch or two while lowering the aspect ratio of the tire. This makes the sidewall shorter and more rigid. Typically, the width of the wheel and tire are also increased. Mixed with high performance rubber, the driver will notice quicker steering response and cornering ability. Using the example car tire size, we could switch to a 235/50R17 or even up to a 245/45R18 from the original 225/60R16 size. As you can see, the width of the tire and wheel diameter are increased while the aspect ratio is decreased to keep the tire’s overall diameter the same. Keeping the overall diameter as close to the original as possible is important in order to maintain sufficient ground clearance, appropriate driveline gearing and accurate speedometer/odometer readings. Large changes in diameter could also affect the car’s ABS, traction control


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