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A very thankful Ken Oswald bustles about the church hall, helping fill empty bellies with a free hearty meal and lifting the spirits of people who have fallen on hard times. Two years ago, he was one of the 120 people who lineup daily, Monday to Friday, for the Rainbow Kitchen’s home-cooked lunch in the St. Saviour parish hall in Vic West. Attendance will likely swell to 200 on Thanksgiving Monday (beginning at noon), given its reputation as the only place that

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Volunteer Peter Wu cooks a meal at Rainbow Kitchen. consistently provides lunch to people in need on statutory holidays. (Victoria businessman Gordy Dodd will also host his annual dinner on Monday at 650 Garbally Rd., beginning at 5 p.m.)

providing soup and sandwiches one day a week. Adams is always touched by how thankful people are when they come for a meal, so much so that they often try to return the favour. “If I’m short a dishwasher or two, I just announce it (in the hall) and I get four,” he says. “It’s a good feeling. It’s a better feeling when they come and give you a big hug and say, ‘It’s the best food in town.’” The 100 volunteers are likewise thankful the kitchen kept going after St. Saviour’s Anglican Church was closed in March 2010. The Victoria Rainbow Kitchen Society was quickly organized, and the team has generated an ambitious list of fundraising and programming ideas to give the operation a more secure future.

Oswald quickly learned he could check his troubles at the kitchen door, though it was difficult. “I used to have a job, a wife. I lost it all,” says the Victoria resident, who struggled with addiction. After six months of coming for lunch, Oswald decided to join the volunteers. “Next thing you know I’ve got an apron on,” says the trained chef, adding that his outlook on life improved in the safe and positive environment. “It’s amazing how much you can change,” he says. “It can give a person some of their self-worth back. “When I first got here I was really feeling sorry for myself,” says Oswald. “Now I’m optimistic. It gives me a feeling of purpose.” His story is all too familiar to Walter Adams, who started volunteering at the kitchen seven years ago when it was

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ON THE RUN: GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon

Race etiquette: Enduring fans Erin Cardone News staff

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Runners head off at the start of the 2010 GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon. Last year’s race had a record number of participants.

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ore than 10,000 exhausted, sweating bodies will take to the streets this weekend. For the 32nd GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon, 2,038 people have registered for the full 42.2-kilometre run, another 5,800 signed up for the half-marathon, 2,400 will run the eight-kilometre road race and 527 are set for the 1.2-km kids run. While online registration closed yesterday and late registration is allowed at the race expo today and tomorrow, those numbers don’t compare to last year’s record-setting event. A total of 14,078 people participated in last year’s event, with the half-marathon selling out before the end of September at 6,800 runners. The marathon had 3,221 participants. “Yes we are down and that is the

trend with marathons this year across North America,” said Louise Hodgson-Jones, media liaison with the marathon. “People aren’t travelling as much, choosing races closer to home. Many also choose us to qualify for Boston, but the new Boston Marathon qualifying procedure means that if they qualify at our race, they can’t register for another year … so they may be choosing spring marathons to hopefully get in the following year.” Lower numbers could also mean fewer dollars will be injected into the local economy. Last year’s marathon weekend pumped $7.1 million into the Greater Victoria economy, according to an economic impact analysis numbers conducted by the Economic Planning Group and commissioned by the Victoria Marathon Society. The 2010 event drew the most ever. Competitors spent $1.9 million in the region between Oct. 9 and 11, plus spectators spent another $743,000 over the weekend. Indirect spending added $3.3 million to the local economy, the analysis showed.

A large number of participants, especially runners in the top 50, are from outside Greater Victoria.

Route redirects traffic Several Victoria streets will be closed off for the GoodLife Victoria Marathon on Sunday (Oct. 9) between 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. ■ People can park in the downtown area prior to 7 a.m. and walk to the start of the race. ■ The early start for the marathon begins at 6:30 a.m., so drivers travelling at that time should watch for pedestrians and lead cyclists. ■ Menzies, Michigan, Government and Wharf streets closed 7:25 to 8:05 a.m. and 8:40 to 9:20 a.m. ■ Johnson closed from Wharf to Cook from 7:35 to 8:15 a.m. and 8:50 to 9:30 a.m. ■ Traffic will have access north of Humboldt, west of Cook following the last runner at approximately 9:30 a.m. to access Douglas Street and Blanshard and escape north. ■ No traffic permitted on Dallas between 7:15 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Two kinds of people will be at the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon on Sunday: those who run and those who cheer. An estimated 2,100 will run the 42.2 kilometres, and more than 5,000 will cheer from the sidelines. And when runners are delirious, it’s best to keep the cheers personal. At least that’s the advice from former elite runner Rob Reid, now race director for the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon. Runners who registered early will have their names printed on their bibs and for those who are slugging away at the toughest kilometres of the marathon, shouting out their name might be the best encouragement, Reid said. “It keeps them thinking. A lot of people, depending on what part of the race it is, will kind of exercise dissociation. They’re thinking of a mantra to keep File photo them focused. They’re trying to run outside their body a little Spectators – and bit. cheers – are an “The crowd can assist in helpintegral part of any ing you dissociate or stay outmarathon race. side learning what parts of your body you didn’t know you had until 20 miles in.” Either way, some runners will appreciate any and all cheering, while others won’t even notice the clamour, said Dave Milne, who ran the marathon last year. Milne, owner of Peninsula Runners, agrees names are the best way to go, but added: “It’s more about cheering, or cowbells, or those thunder sticks, or even pots or pans. … A lot of people’s names are on their bibs. Just use their names, ‘Go Steve, go’ or ‘Michael, you’re looking strong.’ “For people who are in the top 50 or 20 even, say what position they’re in. They like that, to say you’re in 20th or 15th feedback from the race is (beneficial). Or that the guy in front of you is hurting.” Reid said the distraction of cheering fans can be good or bad for marathoners, depending on their running style. He, for example, has run marathons in Europe and some cheering fans on the sidelines were in costumes, while others were completely naked. “It can distract the runners from the pain they’re feeling,” he said. As for the best places to watch the action, Reid recommends a spot where all three races – the marathon, halfmarathon and eight-kilometre road race – can be seen, such as Beacon Hill Park at Dallas Road or at Mile Zero. “That’s a really inspirational part of the marathon,” he said.

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Inquiry launched into falling death The B.C. Coroners Service will hold a public inquest into the death of Joan Andrews. At age 76, Andrews died after falling in the HomeShare residence where she lived on Feb. 10, 2011. She used a wheelchair. Coroner Matthew Brown and a jury will hear evidence from witnesses to establish the facts in the incident. The purpose of the inquest is not to find fault but the jury can make recommendations to help prevent similar deaths. Andrews was born in Montreal and was a parishioner at St. Mary the Virgin, Oak Bay Anglican Church. The date and venue of the inquest will be announced once confirmed.

Cruise ships end 2011 season The last cruise ship of 2011 season visited Victoria Wednesday. The Oosterdam, of the Holland America cruise line, arrived at 8 a.m. and departed at 3 p.m. More than 435,000 passengers and 206 ship calls landed at Ogden Point this season. Poor weather cancelled five ship calls. Aug. 18 marked the day the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority celebrated its four millionth passenger.

New signage marks township Say goodbye to two retro signs that welcomed people to Esquimalt on Craigflower Road, and hello to their replacements. Residents have complained about the outdated signs, one of which is almost entirely hidden from view. Township council said yes Monday night to upgrading and relocating the signs for $35,000.

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Tom Ferris NDP leader Adrian Dix said improvements to special needs support are only coming because of a B.C. Supreme Court decision earlier this year giving the government a year to consult on class size and composition limits taken out of teacher bargaining in 2002. “The government that lost in court on its action on class size and composition is now saying they may make some changes,” Dix said. “But in the year that we’re in, 12,000 classrooms are outside the class size and composition limits, and they passed a law to establish those.” The speech also commits the government to make sure teachers who “abuse their position of trust are removed and not permitted to return.” Abbott said amendments are coming to legislation governing the B.C. College of Teachers. Victoria lawyer Don Avison reviewed the college last year and found that BCTF influence allowed teachers to return to classrooms after being convicted of serious crimes including cocaine trafficking and sexual assault of students.

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to an end. Setting clocks back one hour brings darkness earlier and makes it more difficult to see the pedestrians and cyclists who share the road with you. According to ICBC, this time change is known to be followed by an increase in the number of crashes and injuries on B.C. roads. So be safe and consider driving with headlights on, because many daytime running lights don’t automatically insurance illuminate the tail lights. outlook

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Members of the junior roller derby team, Rotten Apples, follow their coach the Eves of Destructions’ Nadia Comin’ Atcha, centre, during a practice at the Archie Browning Sports Centre.

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earing a black halter dress and purple-striped tights, Ann.R.Kee loops the track on roller skates, announcing the score on a whiteboard held overhead. It’s the roller derby season finale, and Victoria’s own Eves of Destruction play Vancouver’s Terminal City Roller Girls at the Archie Browning Sports Centre, in Esquimalt. It’s also the public debut for the Rotten Apples -- Victoria’s new junior derby league launched in May. “This is the future of derby!” booms the announcer, after the Apples lead a demonstration bout, wearing shoes instead of skates. It’s a future for which many of the teens can’t wait. For many, derby isn’t just a sport. It’s a passion, complete with sexy-campy personas and a supportive group of girls that have your back both on and off the track. The Apples, aged 13 to 18, are helping out with the tournament. The rest watch as their elder Eves jostle for position in the moving pack, hip checking and taking spills along the way. During a recent practice, 14-year-old Eli Portillo (derby name Ann.R.Kee) takes a break from drills and removes her helmet to reveal a pink mohawk haircut. “My entire life, I’ve taken pride in getting scars,” she says. “I’m not afraid to get out there and get dirty.” It’s a common theme among the girls, known as the Apples for short. Shelby Simons signed up because she likes rough sports. The 15-year-old Victoria High school student, with short purple hair, has chosen Twitchie as her derby name. “It’s a nickname,” she explains as she fiddles with the Velcro on her elbow pads.

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Roller derby is a contact sport played by two teams of five members roller skating in the same direction around a track. Game play consists of a series of short matchups (“jams”) in which both teams designate a scoring player (the “jammer”) who scores points by lapping members of the opposing team. The teams attempt to assist their own jammer while hindering the opposing jammer – in effect playing both offence and defence simultaneously.

She tried rugby, but says, “it sucks.” Roller derby is different. The people are more open-minded, she says. “No one’s weird or catty.” So what do you need to be a roller girl? “Balls,” she says. Plain and simple. The girls are months away from any rough play, however. The teens have been training, learning the rules and getting comfortable on their skates. At this practice, Apples co-coach Trisha Maxwell is teaching them to get comfortable being physical with each other. Skating single file, they practise a move called “the barn door,” pulling a teammate forward by linking arms. The idea for a junior league came from some of the Eves’ teenage daughters eager to get involved. It’s the latest step in a rapidly growing league. Back in 2006, roller derby in Victoria consisted of eight women, a parking lot and an online rule book. Today, the Eves of Destruction has 70 members, corporate sponsors and three house

teams. The elite team tours in Canada and the United States, and in June the Eves placed second in the Western Canadian playoffs. ■■■ Roller derby is a full-contact sport. Although there are few serious injuries, the possibility made the Eves initially guarded about launching a junior league. “But Edmonton started a junior league last year, and we just took our cues from them,” says Maxwell. The sport’s roughness, however, has left some parents wary. Rotten Apple Sarah Shumanski tried to recruit her friends, but their parents said no. Her own mom is supportive, but she does have a concern. “She doesn’t want me turning into one of the scarier people,” says Shumanski, a Reynolds secondary school student with long blond hair. “She doesn’t want me to change.” Roller derby can be racy. It offers an outlet from the real world, says Maxwell, derby name Nadia Comin’ Atcha. “I get to be this crazy person that jumps in front of 1,200 people in fishnets and a pair of panties.” At first, she explains, “we definitely fed off the campiness of it.” So did the fans. Many just came to watch girls hit each other, she says. As the Eves improved, however, they toned down their early tournaments’ raunchy appeal and ramped up the competition. Now, the crowd knows the players and the strategy. While the Eves keep it playful (they dub new recruits “fresh meat”), they make sure the show never crosses the “parental guidance” rating line. “A lot of us are moms,” says Maxwell. PLEASE SEE: Roller derby teaches, Page A7 • • A7 A7

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Roller derby teaches confidence, teamwork Continued from Page A6

“It helps with teamwork because usually I’m just this shy little one.” – Maia Ramos

Dressing up is fun, but the appeal of the sport runs much deeper for the Apples. Being on the team takes practice and confidence, says 13-year-old Maia Ramos, skate name Celine Demon. “It helps with teamwork because usually I’m just this shy little one,” she says. “I like how it’s all girls,” adds Ali Greene, in Grade 11 at Stelly’s secondary school. “It’s really empowering.” Portillo makes a point of encouraging everyone who comes out. “It seems rough but everyone want to play the game and be friends.” The next challenge is getting the numbers they need to start playing games, potentially by next summer. “We want this to become big enough to have two

Julia Rego, centre, practises passing a teammate as members of the junior roller derby team, Rotten Apples, practise at the Archie Browning Sports Centre. teams, so they can play each other,” Maxwell says. All skill levels are welcome. Wearing frilly pink panties overtop her leggings, Roi Batke skates to the track’s sidelines, and confidently drops on one knee, coming to an immediate stop. She says she’s never been into sports before. Roller derby, however, “allows for a lot of different kinds of people to join.”

Her mom comes to every game. “She’s really happy I’m in this.”

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Manager Rod McDonald stands at the doorway to Victoria Marine Electric on Erie Street. The longtime James Bay company is relocating as there is no longer enough business for them in the area.

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Rotten Apples members Mariah Billsborough, left, Shelby Simons, Maia Ramos and Caytelyn Koelewyn work on their skating form during a recent practice.

Two of the last remaining shops serving the marine industry are leaving James Bay, marking yet another nail in the coffin for a once-thriving fishing industry at Fisherman’s Wharf. After 37 years of business on Erie Street, Victoria Marine Electric closed its location Sept. 29 and reopened on Sumas Street in the Burnside Gorge area. “We probably should have moved 10 years ago,” said Rod McDonald. “We’re moving to the other side of Victoria so our customers don’t have to drive all the way through Victoria to get to us.” The business does wiring, plumbing and repairs for boats. These days, its main clients are the navy and boat owners from Sidney harbour. Also on the move is Trotac Marine, at 85 Dallas Rd., which supplies the commercial fishing fleet and other marine industry with fishing gear and other hardware. The business, which celebrated its 39th anniversary Friday, plans to move to 370 Gorge Rd. East, only two blocks from Victoria Marine Electric’s new location. “We’ll be neighbours again (though) not by design,” said owner Campbell Thomson. Thomson took over the business from his father, and is now training his kids. His reasons for moving are similar to McDonald’s. “We’re here because of Fisherman’s Wharf, which held at one time 250 commercial fish boats,” said Thomson. “That landscape has all changed.” Moorage rate hikes at Fisherman’s Wharf caused many fish boats to move to Sidney, he said. The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority, which also controls the property upon which his building sits, has raised his rent by 400 per cent since taking over from the federal government. He also can’t secure a long-term lease from the authority. For all these reasons, it’s time to leave, he said. He aims to make the move in early December.

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them that the chance to vote is coming.” Oak Bay Coun. Tara Ney strongly supported the idea when Sherlock spoke to that municipality’s council in June. “The more accessible we make our places where people can vote, the better. And we really want to engage this age group,” she said. “I think it’s really too bad, especially when we have young people coming forward and wanting to open the door here and we can’t make this happen.” Though disappointed, Sherlock appreciates that the municipalities are helping the UVSS figure out strategies to engage students in different ways. “The fact that (a regional advance poll) hasn’t been proposed throughout many municipalities in the country speaks to a grave issue in our democracy. We’re going to need to step up voter engagement so students who live on and off campus feel enfranchised.”

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Mayor Barbara Desjardins invites residents to attend a Public Forum on Property Taxation and Service Provision.

Ches Beaton, right, from Line Level Landscaping watches as Tony Rothwell from O’Dell Slinger Service uses a remote control device to guide dirt being layered across the surface of the cricket pitch at Beacon Hill Park. The pitch will be closed all winter and a new pitch will be available to cricket players next spring.

Thursday, October 13, 2011 6:30 – 8:30 pm Council Chambers 1229 Esquimalt Road The forum will provide residents with the opportunity to provide input on property taxation and the provision of municipal services for the 2012 municipal budget. For additional information, please contact Karen Blakely, Director of Financial Services at 250-414-7141.

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Business targeting rising municipal costs Tom Fletcher Black Press

With municipal elections approaching in November, B.C. business groups are renewing their pressure on contenders to slow the rapid growth of local government spending. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business asked mayors and councillors attending the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention to sign a “taxpayer pledge” that calls on them to hold operating expense growth down to the combined increase in population and inflation, and narrow the gap between property tax rates for business and residential properties. The CFIB calculates that B.C.’s municipal operating spending rose nearly 58 per cent between 2000 and 2008, twice as fast as population and inflation grew. Sechelt Mayor Darren Inkster signed the taxpayer pledge, as did Port Moody councillor Diana Dilworth and Coquitlam councillor Linda Reimer. Coquitlam council candidates Terry O’Neill and Andy Shen also stepped up, along with Vancouver mayoral candidate Suzanne Anton and three contenders for Vancouver council seats. Shachi Kurl, the B.C. director of the CFIB, said the initial response is good, considering her group was told not a single incumbent would publicly support the pledge. She’s hoping candidates for municipal office will carry the taxpayer pledge message into their campaigns. The UBCM executive issued its own analysis this

spring, rebutting several years of CFIB claims that municipal spending is out of control. The UBCM analysis points to rising police, firefighting and recreation costs, as well as those imposed by senior governments such as paying for carbon offsets. Colwood Mayor Dave Saunders also signed the pledge, although he isn’t seeking re-election. He said the tax targets are similar to what his council has accomplished by this year, and he would have signed the pledge if he was running in November. Unionized municipal workers have to look at the state of the economy and see if their wage demands are holding back the growth of their community’s business tax base, Saunders said. “The private sector can’t expect a cost of living pay increase every year, so I don’t think it’s fair in relation to union or private to say one’s going to get it but not the other,” he said. Joining the CFIB in this year’s push for spending restraint is the Independent Contractors and Business Association. The ICBA produced a report detailing a similarly steep rise in municipal fees for construction, linking it to union contracts that feature pay and perks well beyond the private sector average of recent years. ICBA president Phil Hochstein said “gold plated” union contracts with wage increases beyond inflation and benefits such as cash payouts for unused sick days are a key driver of costs. “Unions are not to blame,” Hochstein said. “It is municipal politicians who have forgotten how to say no to everything but tax increases.”

FALL GARDENING WORKSHOPS Remarkable and Rare: Cultivated Trees of Beacon Hill Park, Part III Saturday, October 15, 2011 | 10 a.m. – noon Join us for part three of this popular interpretive tour of rare and exotic trees in Beacon Hill Park, led by a City of Victoria environmental technician and a certified arborist. A different grove of trees will be visited than on previous tours. Participants are to meet at the children’s playground off Arbutus Way. Rain or shine. Registration is not required. Free.

Winter Container Gardening Saturday, October 22, 2011 | 10 a.m. – noon Container gardening in the winter can be as exciting as gardening in the spring. Learn how to add fragrance, colour and excitement to your balcony or front entrance. Fee: $25. To register, call 250.361.0732. For more information visit: and click on What’s New? Call 250.361.0732 or email



Home buyers, sellers and agents face tricky issues with Property Disclosure Statements. These are printed forms in common use in BC that sellers are asked by their listing agents to complete. The seller isn’t legally bound to fill in the form but not doing so may signal to a potential buyer that there is something wrong with the property. If the seller does complete the form, the question then becomes – to what extent can the buyer rely on the information in the statement? In one case, a Kamloops seller answered “no” to the question of whether they were aware of an insect or rodent infestation. Two years previously, however, they had a termite problem and hired a pest control company to deal with it. Shortly after the sale, the buyers noticed termites around the townhouse. They claimed the seller fraudulently misrepresented the property. But the BC Supreme Court disagreed. The wording of the question “Are you aware of any infestation by insects or rodents?” on the standard Property Disclosure Statement is in the present tense, said the court, and doesn’t refer to past infestations. Now, however, a recent case from the Ontario Court of Appeal may mean sellers have to be more forthcoming in future – or risk liability for inadequate disclosure if a buyer relies on their Property Disclosure Statement. The seller in this case answered the question “Are you aware of any structural problems?” with “NW corner settled.” In the space provided for “additional comments,” the seller added “to the best of our knowledge the house has settled. No further problems in 17 years.” The seller also indicated they weren’t aware of any plumbing problems. The buyer,

on the advice of her agent (who was also the seller’s agent), put in a “clean” offer and didn’t insist on a property inspection. Shortly after moving in, the buyer discovered serious structural problems which the City of Sudbury ordered repaired. The repair process also identified plumbing problems. The repair costs were about $190,000 – well above the $110,100 purchase price of the house. The court decided that the seller, though trying to be honest, made incomplete and misleading disclosure of other issues with the foundation walls that they knew about, even though those hadn’t caused them any problems. As well, the court said that the seller misrepresented that there were no plumbing problems. So, here, the seller was liable to the buyer. (The real estate agent was also liable to both her buyer and seller clients.) It remains to be seen whether the approach taken by the Ontario court in this case – calling for more full, frank and accurate disclosure by sellers – will be found persuasive in BC. Permission has been asked for the Ontario case to be appealed to the Supreme Court of Canada. If that appeal goes forward, it will help clarify the law in this area in BC. But in any event, sellers should be cautious when providing information in disclosure statements and buyers shouldn’t blindly rely on what the seller says there. For example, the seller may not know of past or current issues with the property. And consult your lawyer if you end up in a dispute over the property that you can’t resolve (such as serious undisclosed defects discovered after the purchase).

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Education key to B.C.’s future Premier Christy Clark’s first throne speech promised money for B.C.’s education system, but the province must do a whole lot more to ensure the next generation of British Columbians won’t be at a disadvantage on the world stage. Times are changing at breakneck speed and new skills and forms of literacy are quickly superseding traditions that have been ingrained in our classrooms for decades. The real trouble is many of these changes – the role of technology and need for independent learning, for example – do not seem to be any part of the laborious labour discussions ongoing between teachers and the province. If we’re not careful, we will lose an opportunity to take advantage of our current strengths as a stable, progressive corner of the planet. There is no easy answer. Taxpayers can’t afford to hand a brand new iPad to every student enrolled in the school system. But teachers know classrooms of 2011 are not the same as they were 10 years ago, never mind when the current template was established. It’s time for the province to do more than merely patch holes in the system. We need to look at what the best educators in the province and around the world are doing and find a way to improve the experience for all students. Doing so can only help the long-term fortunes of everyone in B.C. and ensure we maintain our position as a leader on the world stage.

Give thanks for what we have

It was either a Hindu proverb or a Sheryl Crow song that said wealth is not measured as much by having what you want as it is by wanting what you have. Such words are worth contemplating this weekend. As a community, we should be thankful there are hundreds of volunteers like Gordy Dodd and those who will serve dinner at Our Place and the Rainbow Kitchen to ensure everyone enjoys a Thanksgiving meal. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: or fax 250-386-2624. All letters must have a name and a telephone number for verification. The Victoria News is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to

We’re still waiting for Family Day Next year that gap will shrink to 96 It’ll still be dark out when alarm days – but 96 days is an excruciatclocks start waking silent neighingly long time between three-day bourhoods on Feb. 20, 2012, signalweekends when you consider that ling to British Columbians that the the next longest gap between stats start of their workday is mere minis the 44 days between Rememutes away. brance Day and Christmas. We, in B.C., will be the lone early The discussion around Family risers west of Quebec that morning. Day died down once the Most Canadian provbusiness community inces, it seems, have spoke against the plan, deemed the third Monsaying it’s too costly a day in February the perventure for business ownfect day to sleep in, the ers who’d wind up eating perfect day to enjoy the the cost of either lost proseldom-watched 10 a.m. duction or having to pay airing of The Price is Right, staff time-and-a-half. and the perfect day to The B.C. Chamber of spend with family. Commerce estimates Even our premier each stat costs the provfavours the notion of Kyle Slavin ince $270 million in lost implementing a statutory The Gen Y Lens productivity – but who holiday in the middle of can put a cost on time February. Platforming on her notion of Fam- spent with family? Well, business owners can, and ilies First, Christy Clark proposed we will likely hear them balk at Family Day last January while seekhaving another financial curve ball ing leadership of the provincial Libthrown their way. But can’t they erals. sympathize with my want for a day “One of the keys to strong famioff, and my want for the premier to lies is having quality time together,” truly put families first? she said at the time. “I want to talk Fortunately, as part of this week’s with families and see what they throne speech, the talk of Family think and if all agree the concept of a holiday in the middle of the winter Day returned and Christy promised us a day off, beginning in 2013. makes sense, we can work together As much as I appreciate the prosto find a way to make it happen.” pect of the holiday, 16 months of I can’t imagine there’s anything anticipation is way too long to wait. more B.C. families would overPutting families first shouldn’t whelmingly support than the conmean putting families first in a coucept of a day off in February. ple years. This year, we went 111 days Immediacy does matter. between New Year’s and Good FriThis government was criticized day without a statutory holiday.

for moving at a snail’s pace to scrap the HST (apparently it takes 18 months to get rid of a tax that took just 12 to bring in), and a 16-month rollout of Family Day gives the appearance of more slow-moving bureaucracy. And with an election planned for spring 2013, one can only assume a campaigning Christy can point to the newly reinstalled PST-GST (April 2013) and the new Family Day (February 2013) to garner support from the voting public. In an attempt to balance politicking with putting families at the top of her agenda, it seems that balance is weighted heavily toward the political side of things. Madam Premier, please expeditiously implement Family Day in B.C. in 2012. Don’t wait another 16 months before you and I and most everyone else in the province can recharge their metaphorical batteries during an extended period of winter doldrums. Politicians in our province need to look for ways to earn brownie points from the voting public and what better way to do that than giving us a day off a year earlier than expected and letting us bake said brownies? Feb. 20 is but a few months away. Get working on giving B.C. families their first Family Day, which will be unmistakable proof you’re still putting families first. Kyle Slavin is a reporter with the Saanich News.


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Public education threatened by labour dispute

Peg Orcherton Guest Comment

When the normal collective bargaining process is allowed and a free negotiating process between the parties occurs, the end result is a workplace arrangement that benefits the employer, the workers and the public. Normal is certainly not a word that comes to mind when considering the current labour climate in our public education system. How did we get to this circumstance? And what is really going on here? The B.C. Public School Employers Association is a tool of the provincial government, and the education minister and government say there will be no funding increases for those

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in public education. Secondly, by way of this “zero” mandate, teachers are frustrated from negotiating on behalf of their members and are taking their fight against “zero” to BCPSEA and to local school boards. As BCPSEA, the B.C. Teachers’ Federation, school boards and local teachers’ associations continue in this recipe for failure, where is the architect of this debacle, the education minister? Moreover where has the minister been, as the Greater Victoria board of education trustees along with other B.C. school boards presented numerous needs budgets that clearly showed that changes in funding formulas and increases

in funding – per se – for public education was urgently required. The minister and the government have ignored responsibility here by using BCPSEA as a shill for their avoidance of responsibility in properly funding our public education system and by now attempting to pit the public against educators. So here we are, teachers have withdrawn non-essential services, BCPSEA is considering strategies to pass along to school boards on how best to visit grief upon teachers by not paying benefits, reducing pay, or locking out teachers. I am one trustee who will not be part of these divisive actions.

standing ovations, urban deer, smart meters, mental health, politics

Training for standing ovations begins early

Audiences’ judgments might hold little weight

Poor health predicted as smart meters installed

Re: Standing O a little too standard (Comment, Sept. 30) I share your view of standing ovations for unexceptional performances and fully understand that artists feel the same way. In a strange way it diminishes the performance. Unfortunately standing Os are commonplace at school concerts and shows, so we teach the habit at an early age. Simple applause would be ample and appropriate reward for effort and participation even for our nearest and dearest. It is highly unlikely that young performers can make the spine tingle or cause the neck hairs to bristle. We toss the word excellence about so freely these days that it has become mundane, even common. Surely excellence should be better than very good and virtually unobtainable. On the very rare occasions when it occurs, it is right that we all stand and clap and cheer. Like you, I have attended concerts, plays and shows overseas –- mainly in London’s West End and around the U.K. Even though the performers, whether ballet, music or theatre, were acknowledged to be among, if not the best in the world, I rarely experienced a standing ovation. Long and sustained applause, yes; standing O, no. Ovations should be for the truly exceptional, not the mundane. I hope your article goes some way towards curbing this silly and annoying habit. Robert Atkins Central Saanich

Re: Standing O a little too standard (Comment, Sept. 30) Celebrity chef Antony Bourdain observed that when diners send their compliments to the chef, his reaction and the typical reaction of the chefs he knows is (politely rendered) “And who the heck are you to judge my work?” I suspect the candid reaction of actors to the presence or absence of a standing ovation from Victoria’s theatre patrons is much the same. Robert Smith Victoria

It’s interesting that Premier Christy Clark and her colleagues have chosen to ignore the majority of B.C. municipalities who voted for a moratorium on the installation of smart meters. Perhaps they will pay more attention in the future when health-care costs begin to skyrocket. Wireless smart meters emit electro-magnetic radiation and regardless what B.C. Hydro and the B.C. government say, people are going to be negatively affected by this radiation. And we won’t have to wait long for this to occur. B.C. doctors will begin to see a rise in patients exhibiting headaches, nausea, Parkinson’s, cancer, dementia, arthritis, heart disease, vision problems, miscarriages, DNA damage, anxiety … the list goes on. Perhaps Premier Clark isn’t concerned about rising healthcare costs. Nice to know there is so much money in B.C.’s coffers that she need not be concerned. Lia Fraser Victoria

Ovations, like tips, have become expected Re: Standing O a little too standard (Comment, Sept. 30) The same might be said of restaurant tipping. Rick Weatherill Saanich

The focus for us all needs to be on the provincial government and a message needs to be sent that this wrongheaded mandate is threatening to undermine the integrity and viability of our B.C. public education system. We have a great public education system in B.C. It needs to be properly funded; public education needs to be universally accessible for each child. Public educators need our support, not manipulation. Peg Orcherton trustee, Greater Victoria board of education Peg Orcherton is seeking re-election in the Nov. 19 school board elections.

Urban deer should be accepted, not hated My family and I have lived in Oak Bay for 21 years and we personally feel blessed to live in an area that still has some connection with nature. A family of deer frequents our street, but we have learned to accept them, despite the fact that we are avid gardeners. This year we had to heighten our backyard fence to keep them out. They still come to the front yard and enjoy my flowers, but that is part of life. The birds take their share of greens in the spring, but things always grow. Rarely do the deer eat everything; rather they seem to graze and never have I witnessed any aggressive behaviour from them. It seems our behaviour is more aggressive. We are always trying to control our environment, rather than live in harmony with it. First we culled rabbits and now we are talking about culling deer. There simply has to be a better approach. Perhaps we need to change our perspective on these animals; try to see them as a part of the natural order of life rather than as pests. Enjoy the beauty around us because once gone, it may be gone for good. Marilyn Lapointe Oak Bay

Marathon doubles as march against stigma On Sunday, our Champions 4 Hope team from the Victoria branch of the B.C. Schizophrenia Society will be walking and running in the GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon to help raise funds for our programs. Our local office is doing pioneering work in the area of mental health. I was proud to be part of the Your Recovery Journey Workshops, a national pilot project and an Island first, that taught a radical message of hope and endless possibilities for those with mental illnesses. Our peer support services at the society tap into the infinite potential of experience to heal and transform. But I will also be on a private

mission. With every step, I will try to stomp out that stigma that imprisons us, letting the world know that we are here, we have value and that we deserve the same chance for health and happiness as anyone else. Doreen Marion Gee Victoria

Education the answer to many crises The Somalian disaster has many causes, but one thing for certain is that it is not unique; there are many marginal states that struggle along in abject poverty, requiring only a nudge to fall off the edge. Aside from the tragic humanitarian aspect, such places are ripe for religious radicalization and so present an ever-present threat to the rest of the world. And yet we know that the single most powerful way to raise people of out the economic and political abyss is through education, especially of girls. No other source of aid is more powerful or provides such meaningful long-term returns. Fortunately, an inexpensive solution presents itself. The Education for All – Fast Track Initiative was developed as a global partnership to help ensure education for all school-age children around the world. This program has been an enormous success. Canada has been a laggard in providing resources to the FTI, below our proportion of five per cent of the fund. Hundreds of thousands of children are denied the most basic education because of this shortfall. In November an international conference will be held to replenish the fund. The FTI supports 45 countries with an additional 16 expected to apply by year’s end. It is imperative that the government takes this opportunity to increase

funding to the FTI to our proper proportion. It’s far cheaper than icebreaker ships or airport scanners, and more effective. We no longer have the luxury of thinking the problems are “over there”; the suffering is too real, too present, and the threat it presents too imminent. Our government is obsessed with security. But we can only have security in a secure world; guarded borders and high fences will never be enough. Nathaniel Poole Victoria

We’re teaching banks some dirty lessons Once upon a time, conservatives insisted on prudent government, one that always maintained a surplus. Debt was anathema to them. Fast forward to today’s more ideologically oriented conservatives and we find that national debt suits them just fine. Anathema to them are social programs that they see as empowering governments to take their hard-earned money and give it to poorly motivated losers. This attitude has been reinforced by the 2008 collapse of the financial market. They must have been surprised to find that we taxpayers would come to their rescue by backing them with large bailouts that put them back on their feet, even though that put us deeply in debt – the very kind of situation that would demand cuts to social services and thus squeeze people into jobs that pay ever lower wages. Now that banks have become aware that we taxpayers will cover them even when they make really, really stupid mistakes, they see the virtue of keeping governments in the red. Wow, can it get any better than this? So don’t expect national debt to go away any time soon, my friends. Andy Mulcahy Victoria

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Arts and culture represent a multimillion-dollar windfall for Greater Victoria, according to the results of an arts economic study released last week. In 2010, $170 million was spent by the region’s artists, hobbyists, arts and culture businesses and organizations, as well as patrons attending performing arts events. Of that, $126 million stayed in Greater Victoria, said Brock Smith, the study’s author and business professor at the University of Victoria’s Peter B. Gustavson School of Business. Until the $8,500 study was commissioned a year ago, regional

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spending by the arts and culture sector was never quantified. “Before the study was done we had a general feeling that arts is good, it’s a nice thing to have, but I think there’s a sense that it’s not very economically viable,” said Smith, who conducted the study with his team at the request of the Victoria Foundation, the Capital Regional District Arts Development Service, the Greater Victoria Development Agency, ProArt Alliance and Tourism Victoria. The positive results tell potential arts investors, such as the provincial government, for example, that “their investment is worth it,” Smith said. The findings were based on feedback from almost 100

respondents who answered an online survey, and from 500 people who were approached at performing arts events in March and asked about their pre- and post-event spending. The results paint a clear picture: The $170-million windfall in 2010 supported more than 5,400 employment years and generated $21 million in annual property tax revenue. “What (the study) really shows I think is that the amount of money the public sector invests in the arts actually has significant economic spinoffs in terms of equivalent employment (and) in terms of the tax base,” said James Lam, manager of the Capital Regional District’s Arts Development Service. In the future, a similar arts economic impact study may be conducted every two years.

Blood Services makes plea for donations Arnold Lim News staff

Thanksgiving is proving to be a less-than-giving season for blood donations. Victorians are being asked to roll up their sleeves, over the holiday weekend and beyond, to support Canadian Blood Services in what has proven to be an unusually dry year. “(At) Thanksgiving, many of us are with our families and consequently may not be able to keep appointments, but the need and usage of blood

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never stops,” said organization spokesperson Catherine Sloot. “This is a time of year where we need to get people to give.” Seriously injured car accident victims, for example, can require up to 50 units of blood,. The hope is that a call out during a generally busy time of year for donations will help meet the needs of hospitals. To do so, 6,000 additional donors are needed. To book an appointment, please call 1-888-2366283.

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Zombie Apocalypse tour coming to town Vancouver-based rock punk band Kill Matilda brings their show to V Lounge, 3366 Douglas St., Oct. 13. Tix: $10 at the door, opening act is Bleak Machine.

Ballet Victoria dance mixes classic Bach, ’70s rock Roszan Holmen News staff

As the psychedelic refrains of Pink Floyd die off, a couple twirl centre stage, the woman’s body suspended and blowing to the sound of wind. A moment of silence, and cue the finale. Thumping beats fill the rehearsal space with new energy while ballet dancers do their hair and makeup to the rhythm. It’s the Saturday night ritual. “The mysterious things women do to draw the men in,” explains artistic director Paul Destrooper, skirting across the room to add the footnotes. “They’re getting ready to rock.” The playful number is set to the first movement from Karl Jenkins’ Palladio, the string compsition made famous by the De Beers diamond commercial, but mashed up with dance club beats by musical group Bond. The tune is a fusion of pop culture and classical music – a good description for Ballet Victoria’s latest show.

Ballet Rocks: from Bach to Pink Floyd, devotes one half of the performance to each artist. “People think ballet is going to be Nutcracker or Swan Lake, (but) ballet continues to evolve,” Destrooper says. This performance incorporates both the classical and the contemporary, making it accessible to fans of either style and introducing them to the other. Ballet Rocks incorporates the work of six choreographers and is a collaboration with star Canadian cellist Denise Djokic. It showcases humour, drama, politics, themes of relationships and the harmony of groups moving together, explains Destrooper. So why Bach and Pink Floyd? There’s no deep connection. “I love Pink Floyd,” he says simply. “I choose music that I like. The dancers like this music and they never get to dance to it.” As for Bach, he adds, many of the classical composer’s music is timeless. “The music has so much energy, they would be rock stars nowadays, bar none.” Destrooper’s enthusiasm for

piece of music.” Showing no patience for such arguments, he emphatically says “it’s a beautiful piece of music.” At the same time, his contemporary selections also go against the grain. Many ballet companies are performing to soundscapes these days, he says. “Nobody’s doing music anymore.” Back at rehearsal, Destrooper slips between the role of director, giving gentle tips from the sidelines, to dancing a duet. Lying on his back, he lifts company newcomer and acclaimed dancer Photo contributed Sandrine Cassini, who Sandrine Cassini joins Ballet Victoria danced most recently with a company in Switcompany for its latest production. zerland. It’s the latest coup for a growing both styles is obvious and he’s critical of those who define ballet dance company. Since taking over four years ago, too narrowly. When he pitched a dance based on Vivaldi’s Four Sea- Destrooper has rid the company of sons, funders responded by saying debt, taken on nine local dancers, “Everybody does that, it’s an old grown the budget from $100,000 to

$500,000, added a fourth show per season and launched a number of community outreach programs for students and seniors. While most artistic directors don’t double as dancers, Destrooper says, “It’s a small company.” But there’s room for Ballet Victoria to grow. “Eventually, I would like to bring the whole company to tour, not just the province, but nationally and internationally.”

Mark your calendar ■ Ballet Victoria’s Ballet Rocks opens tonight (Oct. 7) at the McPherson Playhouse. ■ Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. tonight and tomorrow, and 2 p.m. Sunday. ■ Tickets are available at the Royal and McPherson theatre box offices, by phone at 250-386-6121 or online at



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What does it mean to you? Submit a 20 minute read-aloud narrative celebrating this theme. Your words will be interspersed with dance, music and visual arts for a performance at Christ Church Cathedral in December 2011. The winning entry will receive an honorarium of $1000.

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Step right up for improv nights Sideshow characters form basis for series Sin City, the live improvised soap opera, barks its way into the public consciousness this month, with Season Two: Carnies. Directed by Ian Ferguson, the 24-episode weekly performance is centred in the 1930s midwest Dust Bowl, when travelling sideshows toured small towns, entertaining residents during a bleak time. Possibly featuring such characters as Ava the Snake Lady, the Faceless Man, the Cootch Girls, the Flying Pachenkos and assorted barkers, rousties, stooges and marks, this improv series is sure to produce something new and unusual each week. Regular cast members include local comedians Wes Borg, Morgan Cranny, Kirsten Van Ritzen, Christina Patterson, Chris Gabel, Robert Conway, Karen Brelsford and Alan Penty. Sin City runs Tuesday nights at 8 p.m., starting with a preview Oct. 18 and officially opening Oct. 25 at the Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad St. Tickets are $15 each ($12 for students and seniors) at the door, or $12/$10 in advance from Ticket Rocket at 250-590-6291 or www.ticketrocket. org. Six-show packages and season passes are available for $60 and $180, respectively. Visit www.sincityimprov. Photo contributed com for schedule information and Kirsten Van Ritzen, in character as Ava the Snake Lady, other details. is just one character audience members could see in Sin City’s Season Two: Carnies.


St. Paul’s concert showcases British tunes Songs of the British Isles, a one-hour presentation at St. Paul’s Historic Naval and Garrison Anglican church, happens Oct. 16 starting at 2 p.m. The concert features organist Steven Benson, piper Roger McGuire, soprano vocalist Aubrey Antonsen and Eric Prothero-Brooks on drums. A reception will follow. Tickets, $10, are available in advance by calling 250-4744047 or they can be purchased at the door. All proceeds will support the restoration of the organ at the church, located at 1379 Esquimalt Rd.

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Ballet production mixes with fundraiser

The Canadian Pacific Ballet presents the agony and ecstasy of one of the most popular love stories, Orpheus and Eurydice, at the McPherson Playhouse.

Accompanying the performance is the company’s annual fundraiser, including a special opening presentation, themed auction and gala reception. Tickets are $32.50 to $77.50. For more information, visit

Art club artists show their work at Hillside

Studio 30 Art Club is presenting its members’ works in an exhibit in the Hillside Centre’s centre court. The show opens Thanksgiving Day (Oct. 10) and runs through the following Sunday. Visitors are invited to watch and chat with artist demonstrators on Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 15and 16), and find original art and cards for sale. More information about the club is available at

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Get to know your mushrooms Can’t tell a Chanterelle from a Morel, but love the taste of fresh-picked mushrooms? Learn more at Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary, hosting course of three talks, a mushroom identification field trip and a drop-in mushroom identification fair. The line-up includes: • Oct. 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. – Shannon Berch, The Basics of Mushroom Identification; • Oct. 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. – Bill Jones, Edible Wild Mushrooms on Vancouver Island; • Oct. 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. – Rich Mably, An Introduction to the Photography of Mushrooms; • Oct. 29 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. – Mushroom Identification Field Trip; • Oct. 30 – drop-in from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the Southern Vancouver Island Mycological Society Wild Mushroom Show. Pre-registration for the program is required, $80 for Swan Lake and Southern Vancouver Island Mycological Society members or $100 for non-members. Register at 250-479-0211. For details, visit









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ooking for tasty ideas – other than turkey – this holiday weekend? The Black Ball Ferry Line’s M.V. COHO will be taking Victorians to the 10th annual Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival in Port Angeles, Wa. This anniversary edition of Crabfest runs Oct. 8 and 9, and features a celebration of the Olympic Peninsula’s culinary bounty and maritime history for the whole family to enjoy. Ranked as one of the best seafood festivals in the U.S., highlights include an old-fashioned crab feed plus The Galloping Gourmet, Graham Kerr, demonstrating how to make his famous crab cakes, cooking demonstrations, the “grab-a-crab� derby, arts and crafts booths, family activities and entertainment. Victoria chefs Luke Griffin, of Pescatore’s Seafood and Grill, and Umut Cetin, award-winning oyster shucker of the Oyster Bar at Pescatore’s, will be on hand Sunday afternoon to demonstrate some of their top seafood recipes.

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Tuck into some delicious seafood during Crabfest.

The M.V. COHO offers additional sailings and special packages for Crabfest, including both overnight and daytrip options. Festival venues are located along the Port Angeles scenic waterfront, an easy walk from the Black Ball ferry terminal. Visit and for more details.

The Fairmont Empress is celebrating the calendar’s turn to fall, beginning with a Thanksgiving Supper this weekend, Oct. 7 to 10. Priced at $75, the five-course dinner in the Empress Room includes local, slow-roasted turkey. Also this weekend is Thanksgiving Brunch on Sunday, Oct. 9. Enjoy a deluxe cold buffet and a choice of a delicious à la carte hot entrÊes, plus a decadent dessert buffet including chocolate fountain, priced at $39. Later in the month, Afternoon Tea will have a pink twist as the Empress supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Enjoy pink tea treats from Oct. 24 to 30 and $2 will go to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Pink Ribbon Teas are $47.

Spinnakers marks BC Craft Beer Month including entry, souvenir Spinnakers glass, three drink tickets and a five-course dinner with beer pairings. Additional drink tickets are $1 each. Event tickets are available through Spinnakers Brewpub at 250-386-2739.

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Fridays – Church of Our Lord Thrift Shop, 626 Blanshard St. (at Humboldt), 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Household items, clothing, jewellery and more. Parking at rear of church. FMI: 250-383-8915. Fridays – Oak Bay United Church Thrift Shop/Annex, corner Granite & Mitchell, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Furniture, household goods, gently used clothing including boutique, jewellery, art, books, etc. FMI: 250-5985021, ext 0. Oct. 7 – Fantastic Fridays offers family fun at St. Luke’s Hall, 3821 Cedar Hill Cross Rd., featuring Messy Church. Free, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dinner provided. FMI: 250-477-6741 or

tor of Dying with Dignity Canada, speaks at 2 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, 2964 Richmond Rd. Challenges to the current laws on assisted dying will be discussed and other plans a person should have to ensure their wishes are respected. FMI: 250-3867772. Oct. 15 – Conversation Circle, a weekly stimulating discussion group on topics of life’s issues, both serious and fun, in a small group setting, at the James Bay Community Project, 547 Michigan St., 2 to 3:30 p.m. Reservations: 250-388-7844. Send your non-profit events to

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When Adam Walker, Restaurant Manager at The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa, shared stories of his cycling races in Italy with Executive Chef Iain Rennie, both realized a shared passion for the region’s wines and food. Now, 12 months later, this dynamic food and beverage team have created Bella Montagna. “The heart of Bella will be the house-made pastas, prepared fresh daily, with traditional sauces and fresh herbs grown right here in Bear Mountain’s own herb garden. We will also feature an array of gluten-free pastas, and we will be harvesting our organic honey for the creation of our signature creamy gelatos made fresh at the table with liquid nitrogen,” Rennie says. Starting at 5 p.m. nightly, Bella will also offer a “Family Table” for $18/adults and $9/child. Plates of pasta, salads and sauces are all served “family style” straight to your table, then finished off with your choice of dessert. Help create the Bella Montagna menu by visiting Select your favourite dish from the website, and maybe add one of your own, and be entered for a chance to win a dinner for four at the restaurant. For more details call 250-391-5224.



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Cost of living top concern says Victoria Foundation’s Vital Signs report “As we celebrate the Victoria Foundation’s 75th anniversary, initiatives like Vital Signs demonstrate the ways we continue to build traction for organizations that do good work in the community ty – in perpetuity.” Steve McKerrell, chair of the Victoria Foundation board d

Trends to watch The statistics reported in Vital Signs demonstrate some indicators are improving while others are staying the same or falling behind. For example, there is less property crime, less garbage going into Hartland Landfill, and a larger number of people who report enjoying good mental health. Trends that are worsening include: more children in government care and more living in poverty, higher housing costs as a percentage of income – especially for young people – and fewer people reporting regular physical activity.

Arts pack big economic impact The Vital Signs report helps guide granting decisions. For example, the Victoria Foundation has given grants to the Vancouver Island Addiction and Recovery Society, pictured above. The society operates Foundation House, which provides a network of support for men recovering from addictions. Jo-Ann Richards Photo.

Bucking a national trend in obesity Despite this last fact, residents of southern Vancouver Island are bucking a national trend that is seeing obesity rates rise. “It’s encouraging to see a fall in the rates of obesity because a healthy body weight is critical to preventing the early onset of disease or managing chronic diseases,” said Dr. Joan Wharf Higgins, Canada Research Chair, Health & Society and associate professor at the University of Victoria’s School of Physical Education. “The decline in self-reported physical activity rates is discouraging, though, because an active lifestyle offers many benefits, not just helping to maintain a healthy body weight. For example, engaging in physical activity can help individuals cope with stress – and Victorians report living with more stress in 2010 than previous years.” Vital Signs a vital tool Sandra Richardson, CEO of the Victoria Foundation, said Vital Signs has become a critical tool in helping the foundation identify causes that matter to Victorians. “It has helped us understand our community like never before highlighting needs and opportunities and assisting our foundation to make impactful grants.” Victoria Foundation board chair Steve McKerrell said: “the Vital Signs initiative

helps keep us in touch and on track.” McKerrell said the kind of information tracked in Vital Signs can help both individuals and organizations in making funding, donating and policy decisions. Todd Litman, executive director of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute, hopes it will do just that and that decisionmakers will challenge some of the assumptions on which the affordability index is based. For example, he says the index is skewed by the assumption that all households need to own a car and that all parents need childcare services - two of the largest expenditure categories. “A large increase in household affordability can result from unbundling parking costs, improving alternative transportation modes, and increasing the supply of affordable housing in more accessible, multi-modal neighborhoods. These solutions provide other economic, social and environmental benefits, and so represent true sustainable development,” said Litman. Victoria’s Vital Signs report, as well as source information and links, is available at: This year, results of the Youth Vital Signs survey will be released in a separate report sponsored by the TELUS Victoria Community Board. The report will be released at the TED-X Youth Conference Nov. 20.

One of the statistics in this year’s Vital Signs report is that the arts and culture sector in Greater Victoria contributed $170 million to the B.C. economy in 2010. The information comes from a study – the first of its kind – conducted on behalf of the Victoria Foundation, the CRD Arts Development Service, the Greater Victoria Development Agency, ProArt Alliance and Tourism Victoria. The study shows the sector supported the equivalent of 5,440 person years of employment, which generated $21 million in annual property taxes. “This report underlines how important the arts are in building our communities and in contributing to a quality of life that makes the capital region a great place to live,” said CRD Arts Committee chair Vicki Sanders. The report is available at Jo-Ann Richards Photo

Victoria residents are concerned about the cost of living but love the natural amenities of their community. They are still wed to their cars for commuting, report better mental health than they did last year, but say they are involved in less physical activity. These are some of the results from the 2011 Vital Signs®, an annual community report card produced by The Victoria Foundation. The report is a combination of public opinion and statistics that provides a snapshot of livability and wellbeing in Greater Victoria. This is the sixth year the foundation has produced Victoria’s Vital Signs, which is sponsored by Island Savings Credit Union. It is the fourth year survey respondents were asked to identify what they think are the most important issues facing Greater Victoria today. For the first time since the question was asked, cost of living moved ahead of homelessness to top the list. Addictions, housing and mental illness were the third, fourth and fifth areas of concern followed by transportation, employment, community planning/ development, health care and elder care. This year respondents were asked for the first time to list the best things about Greater Victoria. Natural environment, climate, walkability, air quality, and festivals and events were the top five answers. “This demonstrates the value of and need for green spaces in both urban and rural settings across the region,” said Sarah Webb, climate action control coordinator for the Capital Regional District. “The findings in Vital Signs demonstrate the critical need for focused urban growth near employment, goods and services so that sustainable transportation like transit and cycling can be used. Three of the top 10 identified issues are land use, transportation and employment, so addressing this triad presents significant opportunities to improve environmental health, encourage sustainable economic development and enhance quality of life for residents.” A18 •

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Esquimalt isn’t waiting until its centennial next year to party. Residents are getting a head start on the year-long celebration in 2012 with a centennial kick-off event tomorrow (Oct. 8) at Municipal Square. “One hundred years (as an incorporated

municipality) is a big celebration,” said Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardins, adding that the birthday year, including a big bash on Sept. 8, 2012, will allow the community to connect with its impressive past. “We want to build on that and make it so that the next 100 years start out as a promise,” she said.

Function is one thing. Performance another.

Tomorrow’s celebration includes the public unveiling of “Esquimalt Shines,” a song written for the township’s centennial by Saanich singer/songwriter Fraser Campbell. “When you hear it, you’ll realize this really is a song that typifies Esquimalt, its geography (and) its history,” said Graham Jackson, member of the Esquimalt centennial committee. “The one problem is it’s hard to have something that rhymes with Esquimalt in the lyrics, so the word Esquimalt isn’t in the lyrics, it’s in the title,” Jackson said. Still, Campbell’s song captured the hearts of council and the centennial committee during a preview earlier this year. “It’s cool to see the ownership and the treasuring that people from Esquimalt have for their town,” said Campbell, who has a memorable connection to the municipality: he and his wife were married in Saxe Point Park. Campbell is scheduled to perform Esquimalt Shines at noon. Seventy volunteers have organized a diverse lineup of events tomorrow (Oct. 8),

“It’s cool to see the ownership and the treasuring that people from Esquimalt have for their town” – Fraser Campbell, singer/songwriter from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the town square behind municipal hall, at 1229 Esquimalt Rd. There will be live music and dance acts, a dunk tank, children’s activities, free birthday cake and hot dogs and an open house at the Esquimalt Fire Department. “We are just so encouraged by the groundswell of support that we have gotten from the community,” Jackson said. For details, please visit esquimaltcenten



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t’s common knowledge among marathoners: Victoria’s is a “faster” marathon, offering one of the better chances for a long-distance runner to shave a minute or two off his or her regular time. Sunday’s GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon isn’t too hilly, but it’s still a 42.2-kilometre route with heavy sea air and a good chance for rain. Faster than some of the bigger marathons in North America, perhaps, but it’s still gruelling in every sense of the word. “A lot of runners get their personal bests here,” said Jonathan Foweraker, in his first year as coordinator of the marathon’s Dairyland elite athlete program. “It is known as a fairly fast course, with a very high proportion of marathoners getting their Boston qualifiers here,” Foweraker said. Not everybody goes on to run in Boston, but it’s a mark of distinction among marathoners and is part of what draws runners to Victoria each October. That trend continued last year with 516 of the 2,558 Victoria marathon finishers cracking the Boston time barrier, the third most for any marathon in Canada, behind Ottawa (715) and Toronto (520), according to A longtime participant and volunteer, Foweraker is now responsible for bringing the big names to Victoria such as projected winner Thomas Omwenga of Kenya. “We’re known for having a smaller size so we can give more attention to all our athletes. (Unlike some bigger races) we hope our elites won’t feel lost in the mix. The hope is to

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If 2010 Victoria marathon winner Philip Samoei wants to defend his title, he’ll need to fend off Thomas Omwenga, the latter being a candidate to break the course record. Samoei won the Manitoba Marathon in June despite running an extra loop on part of the course.

Gilbert Kiptoo hopes to finish the race he started last year. Kiptoo held the lead in 2010 for about 38 kilometres but pulled out due to injury at the two hour mark. On Sept. 25 Kiptoo won the Marathon Oasis de Montreal Half-Marathon, with Samoei in second.

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Trisha Steidl is a former NCAA rowing champion and current Seattle University track and field program head coach, multitasking with an Olympic campaign. Steidl and state counterpart Chelsea VanDe Brake hope to meet the U.S. standard of 2:46.

Three-time winner Suzanne Evans is back, this time as the B.C. favourite in a women’s elite group paced by two potential Olympians. Last year Evans was second at 2:53:53. A similar finish would put her in contention a topthree placing on Sunday.

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establish ongoing relationships to bring elite runners back again.” Among those returning are last year’s overall winner Philip Samoei of Kenya, who won in two hours, 23 minutes and 24 seconds, and fellow Kenyan Gilbert Kiptoo, who suffered an injury in the final kilometres but was part of the elite group with Esquimalt’s James Lander (second in 2010). Omwenga, if in good form, is within reach of breaking Steve Osadiuk’s 2006 course record of 2:16:49. A three-time winner of the Vancouver Marathon (2007, 2008 and 2010), Omwenga has a personal best below 2:11 and ran this

year’s Montreal Marathon in 2:14:35. The trio of Kenyans – Samoei, Kiptoo and Omwenga – will undoubtedly pace the marathon, with Ryan Day of Victoria and Steven Crane of Olympia, Wash. possibly in that mix. Foweraker also said no one should be surprised to see 40-year-old Graeme Wilson from Vancouver in the lead group as well. Wilson is aiming for 2:26, the masters’ record for Victoria. Lucy Njeri of Toronto joins Vancouver’s Suzanne Evans as elites in the women’s marathon. Evans won three straight in Victoria from 2005 to 2007. Challenging them is a pair of

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Q&A James Lander What brings a Pennsylvania man to Victoria? Been here since May 2010 after finishing chiropractic school in California. I’m finishing my acupuncture degree at Pacific Rim College in Market Square where I also teach. Last year you were 23 seconds back of the marathon winner. Has it stuck with you? That was so frustrating. I really felt set up to win that, but had a rough spell from the 27th kilometre to the 35th. I was going through a lull through that time, then hit that horrific head wind. It made it difficult. (Samoei) got ahead at the 32ndkm mark. Explain your decision to run the half this time? It’s a lot to do with timing and I wanted to look at other marathons in the region, like the (Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon) in November. I typically run a half-marathon four to six weeks before a full. I’m also getting married in December. What half-marathon time do you expect on Sunday? Hope to run in the low 1:06 range. I don’t race a lot and I train exclusively by myself. No matter (who the competition is) we’ll start pretty quick, under three minutes and five seconds the first km, then it should be 3:10 per km or quicker.

Americans, Trisha Steidl (Seattle) and Chelsea Van DeBrake (Yakima), targeting the U.S. Olympic team’s qualifying standard of 2:46.

The other half Last year’s second-overall finisher in the full marathon, James Lander, is looking to win his first Victoria half-marathon title. Previous women’s half-marathon winners, Lucy Smith (2003 and 2007) and Marilyn Arsenault (2009) – both from Victoria – look to defend the home course against visitors Kathy Butler, Natasha Wodak and Lisa Harvey.

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rugby teams will also enjoy a bye weekend for Thanksgiving.

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UVic an empty nest

The University of Victoria are void of Vikes this weekend as the men’s and women’s soccer, field hockey and rugby teams are all on the road. The women’s field hockey team (2-4) is in Edmonton to face the University of Alberta Pandas (2-2-2) for two games. On the soccer pitch the men’s soccer team (4-2-2) enjoys a bye weekend while the women’s soccer team (4-2-2) visits the Trinity Western Spartans (6-1) on Saturday and the UBC Thunderbirds (5-1-1) on Sunday. All three men’s and the women’s Vikes

Sports calendar Running

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A leg up Lethbridge Pronghorns player Jericka Versikaitis, left, kicks the ball from UVic Vikes player Nathalie Scharf at Centennial Stadium on Saturday. Last weekend the Vikes tied the Calgary Dinos 1-1 and defeated Lethbridge 5-1.

Sun. Oct. 9: GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon, start times: 6:30 a.m. marathon early start, Menzies and Kingston streets; 7:10 a.m. eight-km road race wheelchair and visually impaired start, Belleville between Menzies and Oswego; 7:15 a.m. eight-km road race start, Belleville Street between

The Lambrick Park Lions won the 2011 High School Boys’ Fall Classic volleyball tournament, hosted by the Camosun Chargers at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence last weekend. Lambrick Park edged the Pacific Christian Pacers in the championship game while Duncan Christian squeaked past the Mount Douglas Rams in the consolation final. Lambrick’s Lucas Dellabough was the tourney MVP with all-stars Tallen Phillips (Oak Bay), PCS’s Levi Saphir and J.S. Salokavi, and Lambrick’s Brad Pardy and Evan Guy.

Menzies and Oswego streets; 7:25 a.m. half-marathon wheelchair and visually impaired start, Menzies and Kingston streets; 7:30 a.m. half-marathon start, Menzies at Kingston; 8:40 a.m. marathon wheelchair and visually impaired start at Menzies and Kingston streets; 8:45 a.m. marathon main start at Menzies and Kingston streets; 10:15 a.m. Thrifty Foods kids run at Kingston Street, just off Menzies Street.


Fri., Oct. 07: VISL Div. 1, Lakehill vs. Vic West, 8 p.m. at Braefoot Park.

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Level play University of Victoria Jutes rugby player Tyler Sangha, left, is grounded by Nanaimo Hornets opponent Kiko Halaliku during the Jutes’ first division win, 55-17, in Nanaimo last Saturday.

Sat., Oct. 8: VISL Div. 1, Juan de Fuca vs. Gordon Head, 6 p.m. at Juan de Fuca fields.


Fri. Oct. 7: WHL, Medicine Hat Tigers at Victoria Royals, 7:05 p.m., Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Sat. Oct. 8: BCHL, Surrey Eagles at Victoria Grizzlies, 7:15 p.m., Bear Mountain Arena.


Fri. & Sat., Oct. 7-8: Camosun Chargers Senior Girls’ High School Tournament, Pool A:

Lambrick Park, Riverside, Seaquam; Pool B: South Delta, Brentwood College, Highland; Pool C: Crofton House, Mark Isfeld, Belmont; Pool D: Oak Bay, Duncan Christian, Guildford Park; Pool E: North Delta, St. Michaels, Claremont, Spectrum; Pool F: Princess Margaret, Mt. Doug, St. Margaret’s, Reynolds. Friday games: 3, 4:15, 5:30, 6:45 and 8 p.m. at Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence and St. Margaret’s School. Saturday games: 8:40, 9:50, 11 a.m., 12:10 and 1:20 p.m. at PISE & St. Margaret’s: Medal games 2:30 and 3:40 p.m. at PISE only.


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ROCKLAND AREA Apt, large 1 bdrm, incls heat & hot water, $860/mo. Avail Oct. 1. Call 250-370-2226 for viewing. SOOKE BASIN waterfront. 2 bdrm condo, recently reno’d. Quiet neighbourhood. $900. N/S, Pets ok. Call 250-5161408, 778-425-1408.

$$$ BOATS Wanted. Any size. Cash buyer. Also trailers and outboards. 250-544-2628.



GORDREAU APTS. Suites available. Please call 250-383-5353

with a classified ad

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES SIDNEY: 3 bdrm duplex, 1.5 bath, lrg fenced yard, updated. NS/NP, ref’s, avail immed. $1375+utils. (250)656-4003.

HOUSESITTING SNOWBIRD HOUSE Sitting & Painting. Let us provide excellent home care, gardening, cleaning & pet care. We can give your home a fresh new paint job while house sitting. Exc Ref’s. Victoria firefighter & wife. Available Nov-Apr. Call 250-590-0053, 250-893-6688

Garage Sales



WHY RENT when you can own? 0% down; $1600/mo. Call 250-360-1929 Binab Strasser - Re/Max Alliance.

SHARED ACCOMMODATION CENTRAL SAANICH- Professional person or student. Furnished or not. Inclds utils, cable, parking. NS/NP. Avail now. $795. Male preferred. (778)426-2929.



ROYAL OAK, 4409 Stromness Plc. (off Greenlea), Sat, Oct. 8, 9am-2pm. Moving Sale/Downsizing. Sofas, loveseat & chair, small fridge, collectibles and much more.


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DRYWALL- NO payment required till job is finished. (250)474-9752.

DPM SERVICES:Maintenance Lawns, clean-ups, pruning, hedging, landscaping & gutters. 15 yrs exp. 250-883-8141.

Certified General Accountant Bookkeeping, Audit, Payroll, HST. Set up & Training. E-File

MALTA DRYWALL & Painting. Residential/Commercial. BBB member. (250)388-0278.



250-477-4601 PENNIE’$ BOOKKEEPING Services for small business. Simply/Quickbooks. No time to get that paperwork done? We do data-entry, GST, payroll, year-end prep, and training. 250-661-1237

CARPENTRY ABSOLUTELY THE BEST! New, reno’s, historical, decks, driveways, etc. WCB/Member of BBB. John, 250-658-2656. BENOIT CONSTRUCTION. Reno’s & Additions. Windows, Doors, Decks. 250-479-0748. WES OBORNE CARPENTRY Great quality with references to match. Wes (250) 480-8189

CARPET INSTALLATION DARCY’S CARPET & LINO. Install, repairs, laminate, restretch, 35 yrs. 250-478-0883. MALTA FLOORING Installation. Carpets, laminates, hardwood, lino. BBB 250-388-0278

CLEANING SERVICES ABSOLUTELY CLEAN. Husband & wife team. Power Washing. (778)440-6611. AUNTIE MESS CLEANING. Reliable, efficient, honest, 40 years exp, seniors discount. $20/hr. Call 250-634-1077.

250-361-6193. QUALITY Electric. Reno’s plus. Visa accepted. Small jobs ok. #22779 AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550. EXPERIENCED ELECTRICIAN. Reasonable rates. 250744-6884. Licence #22202. KENDRA’S ELECTRICAL Co. #86952. No Job too Small. Kendra, 250-415-7991. WATTS ON ELECTRIC, Residential, Commercial, Renovations. #100213. 250-418-1611.

Fall Lawn and Garden Services. Insured, WCB, Free Estimates. 250-884-9493 GARDEN OVERGROWN? Big cleanups our specialty Complete garden maint. Call 250-478-7314, 250-812-8236. PREPARATION FOR Fall, Winter & Spring. Professional garden & landscape services. Maintenance, design & installations. Call (250)474-4373.


FENCING AAA. NO job too small. Fences, decks, installation & repair. Glowing References. Insured. Affordable. 15+yrs. experience Call Les at (250)880-2002. ALL TYPES of fencing, repairs. Reliable, on-time. Free estimates. Call 250-888-8637.


A HOME COMPUTER Coach. Senior friendly. Computer lessons, maintenance and problem solving. Des, 250-6569363, 250-727-5519. COMPUDOC MOBILE Computer Services. Repairs, tuneups, tutoring, web sites and more. Call 250-886-8053.

CONTRACTORS ABSOLUTELY THE BEST! New, reno’s, historical, decks, driveways, etc. WCB/Member of BBB. John, 250-658-2656. CARPENTRY, DRYWALL, kitch/bath, wood floor, tiles, plumbing, renos 250-213-6877

GARDENING 10% OFF! Yard Cleanups, Mowing, Pruning, Hedge & Shrub Trim. 250-479-6495.


From the Ground Up

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Lawn & Garden Seasonal & year round maintenance Accepting New clients Specializing in Low maintenance Landscapes

AURICLE LAWNS- Fall aeration & fertilize, hedges, irrigation blow-out, bulbs. 882-3129

BLAINE’S PAINTING- Quality workmanship. $20 hr, 20 yrs exp. Blaine, 250-580-2602.

✭BUBBA’’S HAULING✭ Honest & on time. Demolition, construction clean-ups, small load deliveries (sand, gravel, topsoil, mulch), garden waste removal, mini excavator, bob cat service.(250)478-8858.

IFIX HANDYMAN Services. Household repairs and renovations. Free estimates. Call Denis at 250-634-8086 or email:

GUTTER CLEANING, repairs, de-mossing. Windows, power washing. 250-478-6323.


A PROFESSIONAL WOMAN painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wallcoverings. Over 22 yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220.

ABSOLUTELY THE BEST! New, reno’s, historical, decks, driveways, etc. WCB/Member of BBB. John, 250-658-2656.


U-NEEK SEATS. Hand cane, Danish weave, sea grass. UK Trained. Fran, 250-382-8602.

ALFRED, ALFRED Quality Painting. Wholesale, Discounts! 50 years experience. 250-382-3694.


HOUSEKEEPER EXPERIENCED, reliable. References. 250-920-6516, 250-881-7444.

NEED HELP cleaning your house? Call Dorothy at (250)478-8940.



MALTA FENCING & DECKS. BBB member. Best rates. (250)388-0278.

GUTTER CLEANING. Repairs, Maintenance, Gutterguard, Leaf traps. Grand Xterior Cleaning Services. WCB Insured. Call 250-380-7778. HYDRA GREEN CLEAN Gutter Clean & Repair roof de-moss, window washing and hauling. Fully licensed and great prices. Call for your free estimate! 250-893-6869 PERIMETER EXTERIORS. Gutter cleaning, repairs, upgrades, roof demossing. WCB, Free est. 250-881-2440. V.I.P. GUTTER Cleaning. Gutter guards, all exterior, power washing, roof de-mossing, spray, windows. Package deals! Insured. (250)507-6543 WE SWEEP your roof, clean your gutters & remove your waste. Fair prices. Insured. Fred, (250)514-5280.

PLUMBING FREE ESTIMATES. Reasonable. Reliable. No job too small. Call 250-388-5544.

MALTA MOVING. Best Rates. BBB Member. Residential/ Commercial. (250)388-0278.

AL’S AVAILABLE to update your home. Kitchens, baths, basements, etc. Licensed & Insured. Al 250-415-1397.

.... THE GARDENING GAL .... Quality Affordable Gardening. Renovations Maintenance & Cleanups.... 250.217.7708.


DIAMOND MOVING. 1 ton 2 ton, 5 ton. Prices starting at $75/hr. 250-220-0734.

ACTIVE HANDYMAN Reno’s, drywall, decks, fencing, pwrwash, gutters, triming, yrd work, etc. Sen disc. 595-3327.

SENIOR HANDYMAN Household repairs. Will assist do-it yourselfers. Fred, 250888-5345.

FRIENDLY HOUSEKEEPER has immediate openings, MonSat. Ref’s avail. 778-440-3875.

FURNITURE REFINISHING. Specializing in small items, end-tables, coffee tables, chairs. Free pick-up & delivery. References available. 250-475-1462. ALL, Repairs & Renovations Ben 250-884-6603

CLIFF’S PROFESSIONAL painting Int/Ext, new const. Free Est. Call 250-812-4679.


High quality, Organized. Interior/Exterior Residential/Commercial Jeff, 250-472-6660 Cell 250-889-7715 Member BBB Women Painter’s. Houses, Apt’s & Lite Commercial. Over 25 years experience, Fast & Tidy! 250-888-0921 or

Peacock Painting

CITY HAUL- a lot of junk won’t fit in your trunk, you’re in luck I own a truck. 250-891-2489. CLEAN-UP SPECIAL. You load bins, size 12 yard $100 plus dump fee or we do it all. Call 250-361-6164. FAMILY MAN Hauling. Prompt, Courteous. Call Chris for all your hauling needs. 250-920-8463. GARBAGE Can Dan Hauling & Moving Free Metal Removal Over 400lb. Call 250-661-9116

MASTER Force RENOVATIONS. Residential: Interior / Exterior. We specialize in Painting, Landscaping, Finishing, Carpentry, Construction, and Clean-Up. Contact Tyler Bate for an estimate, (250) 477 8013 /

INSULATION MALTA BLOWN insulation & batting. Removal. Best rates. BBB member. (250)388-0278.

MASONRY & BRICKWORK BILL’S MASONRY. Brick, tiles, pavers. All masonry & F/P repairs. Chimney re-pointing. 250-478-0186.

KERRY’S GAS & PLUMBING SERVICESRepair, maintenance & install. 250-360-7663. RAINTEK SPECIAL! Keep your basement dry with RainTek! Camera inspection & roto-rooting of your perimeter drain tiles for $129. 250-896-3478.

PLASTERING PATCHES,Drywall, skimming, old world texturing, coves, fireplaces. Bob, 250-642-5178.

PRESSURE WASHING DRIVEWAYS, WALKWAYS, Decks, etc. Reasonable rates. 250-744-8588, Norm. PW, driveways, decks, gutters and windows. Plus any fall yard clean up, lawncutting or trimming chris 250-812-8710.

ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS FOUR 12 ROOFING Licensed insured. BBB member. Re-roof new construction. 250-2167923.

RUBBISH REMOVAL MALTA GARDEN & Rubbish Removal. Best Rates. BBB member. (250)388-0278.

STUCCO/SIDING PATCHES, ADDITIONS, restucco, renos, chimney, waterproofing. Bob, 250-642-5178.

TILING A1. SHAWN The Tile GuyRes/ Comm/ Custom/ Renos. 250-686-6046


MALTA DRAIN Tiles. Replace and Repair. BBB member, best rates. (250)388-0278. MALTA HOUSE Renos & Repairs. BBB member. Best rates. (250)388-0278.


C.B.S. Masonry Brick, Stone, Concrete, Paving, Chimneys, Sidewalks, Patios, Repair, Replace, Re-build, Renew. “Quality is our Guarantee” Free Est’s & Competitive Prices. (250)294-9942, 589-9942

2 BURLEY MEN MOVING. $85/hr for 2 men (no before or after travel time charges on local moves. Please call Scott or Joshua, (250)686-6507.


STEVE’S GARDENING. Fall Clean-ups. Mowing, Hedge & Tree Trimming. Reliable. Good rates. Call 250-383-8167.



MALTA HANDYMAN. BBB member. Best rates. (250)3880278.

DIAMOND DAVE Gutter cleaning, gutter guard, power washing, roof de-mossing. Call 250-889-5794.

MALTA HOUSECLEANING. BBB. Best rates. Residential/Comm. 250-388-0278

Winter is coming, time to call & book your gutter cleaning! Rob: 250-882-3134

BEETLES RESIDENTIAL Renovations Ltd. Bathrooms, decks, painting, landscaping and handyman services. Fully insured and guaranteed. Free estimates. Call 250-889-4245.

BUBBA’S HAULING. Mini excavator & bob cat services. Call 250-478-8858. RAINTEK SPECIAL! Keep your basement dry with RainTek! Camera inspection & roto-rooting of your perimeter drain tiles for $129. 250-896-3478.


LOCAL TREE CO. 30 yrs exp. Bucket truck, chipper. We buy logs. Insured. (250)883-2911.

250-652-2255 250-882-2254 WRITTEN GUARANTEE Budget Compliance


PLUMBING EXPERIENCED JOURNEYMAN Plumber. Renos, New Construction & Service. Fair rates. Insured. Reliable, friendly. Great references. Call Mike at KNA (250)880-0104. FELIX PLUMBING. Over 35 years experience. Reasonable rates. Call 250-514-2376.

UPHOLSTERY UPHOLSTERER work. Your fabric 250-480-7937.


NEEDS mine.

WINDOW CLEANING DAVE’S WINDOW Cleaning. Windows, Gutters, Sweeping Roofs, Pressure Washing, Roof Demossing. Call 250361-6190.

WINDOWS ALFRED, ALFRED Quality Windows Wholesale, Discounts! 50 years Construction experience. 250-382-3694.

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VICTORIA - Friday, October 7, 2011 Page 40NEWS week beginning October 6, 2011 Real Estate Victoria

Select your home. Select your mortgage.

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Published Every Thursday

Oak Bay 250-370-7601 Victoria 250-483-1360 Westshore 250-391-2933 Sidney 250-655-0632

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the October 6-12 edition of

833 Hereward, $459,900 Saturday 1-2:30 Re/Max Alliance Ron Neal 250 386-8181

876 Craigflower, $549,900 pg. 48

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Rick Couvelier, 250-477-7291

1120 Baldwin, $574,900 pg. 23

924B Richmond, $475,000 Saturday 3-5 Pemberton Holmes Andrew Mara 250 384-8124

2511 Cranmore, $739,000 pg. 20

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Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Dave O’Byrne 250 361-6213

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Tim Taddy 250 592-8110

Sunday 2:00-3:30 Re/Max Camosun Daniel Clover 250 507-5459

pg. 47

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Avtar Kroad, 250-592-4422

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Daily noon-4 Pemberton Holmes David Hale 250 595-3200

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Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Ltd Greg Phillips 250 385-2033

pg. 19

103-101 Nursery Hill, $340,000 Saturday 2-4 Kroppmann Realty Dale Kroppmanns, 250-478-0808

pg. 33

303-101 Nursery Hill Dr.

Saturday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Richard Gadoury 250-384-8124

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Shelly Reed, 250-479-3333

pg. 1

208-845 Yates St., $259,900 pg. 14

pg. 19

Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Neil Rawnsley 250-592-4422

Saturday 2-4 Burr Properties Ltd. Chris Gill, 250-382-6636

Saturday 12-2 Burr Properties Ltd. Mike Pearce, 250-382-6636

2731/33 Mt. Stephen, $625,000

927 Devonshire Rd., $439,900 pg. 10

pg. 21

530 Harbinger, $799,000 Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Laurie Abram 250 385-2033

pg. 11

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye, 250-384-8124

Saturday 1:30-3:30 Sutton Group West Coast Mary Beaumont 250 889-2233

Saturday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Deborah Kline 250 661-7680

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Saturday 2-4 MacDonald Realty Lorraine Stundon 250 812-0642

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Sunday 1-4 Re/Max Camosun Roxanne Brass 250-744-3301

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Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Rosemarie Colterman 250 384-7663

3250 Eagles Lake Rd, $824,000 pg. 10

Saturday 12-2 DFH Real Estate Dennis Guevin 250 477-7291

pg. 24

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Dorothee Friese, 250-477-7291

Saturday 11-1 One Percent Realty Valentino, 250-686-2242

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Sunday 2-4 Holmes Realty Ltd. Nancy McLean, 250-656-0911 pg. 24

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3067 Alouette

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Brett Jones, 250-385-2033

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Judy Campbell 250 744-3301

Saturday 2:30-4:30 Keller Williams Realty Ron Kubek 250-652-5098

pg. 26

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Rick Shumka 250 384-8124

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Saturday 1-2 Re/Max Alliance Ron Neal 250 386-8181

Saturday 2-4 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Jim Bailey 250-592-4422 pg. 30

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119-2733 Peatt Rd., $374,900 Saturday-Monday 1-3 2733 Peatt Rd., Show Suite #119 Re/Max Alliance Karen Love 250-386-8875

pg. 18

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975 Ironwood, $849,900 Saturday 2:30-4 Re/Max Alliance Ron Neal 250 386-8181

pg. 48

2766 Ronald Rd, $417,000 pg. 28

Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Doug Sunray 250 477-1100

pg. 16

3945 Olympic View Dr, $1,595,900 pg. 30

Sunday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Brendan Herlihy, 250-642-3240

pg. 37

2116 Sooke Rd, $484,900 pg. 27

104-9115 Lochside, $849,900 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Jenny Stoltz 250 744-3301

pg. 10

224 Seafield, $479,000

7864 Fairmeadow Pl, $535,000 Thursday 9:30-11:30 Newport Realty Ltd. Pat Fehr, 250-385-2033

pg. 35

3350 Sewell, $759,000

63-1255 Wain Rd

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. John Smith 250-477-7291

Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Sharen Warde 250 592-4422

Saturday 11-1 Re/Max Camosun Brad Maclaren, 250-727-5448

7231 Peden Ln., $597,500 pg. 9

pg. 7

112-2920 Phipps Rd, $374,500

Sunday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Frances Wade, 250-656-0131 Saturday 2:30-4:30 Keller Williams Realty West Ron Kubek 250-652-5098

Saturday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Anke Venema, 250-477-1100

pg. 2

44-2070 Amelia Ave, $299,000 pg. 27

Daily 1-4 Kahl Realty Jason Kahl, 250-391-8484

Saturday & Sunday 12-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd Mike Hartshorne 250 889-4445

2420 Mount Baker, $699,000 Saturday & Sunday 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye 250-384-8124

pg. 44

1246 Parkdale, $499,900

11-7583 Central Saanich, $132,000

4-4570 West Saanich

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Century 21 In Town Realty Magda Melounova, 604-323-6984

pg. 31

1201 Millstream, $825,000

2518 Shoreacres, $1,299,000

7227 Peden Ln., $597,500

9-400 Culduthel Rd, $365,000 Saturday 12-1:30 Keller Williams Realty West Ron Kubek, 250-652-5098

pg. 27

31-2560 Wilcox

354 Gorge Rd W, $629,000 Saturday 1-3 Fair Realty Steve Blumberg, 250-360-6069

Sunday 2-4 Fair Realty Kevin Ramsay 250 217-5091

2200 Harrow Gate, $639,000

7663 Sigmar Pl.

304-3180 Albina, $222,000 Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Velma Sproul 250 384-7663

pg. 44

2-2320 Oakville Ave

3877 Holland, $1,350,000 Sunday 2-4 Burr Properties Shirin Purewal 250 382-8838

pg. 31

662 Goldstream, $249,900

pg. 6

5045 Prospect Lake, $1,139,000 Saturday 2-4 One Percent Realty Valentino, 250-686-2242

Sunday 11-1 RE/MAX Camosun Brad Maclaren, 250-727-5448

604 Stewart Mtn Rd, $729,000

1135 Clarke Rd, $544,000

982 Meadowview, $695,000 Saturday 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast Eamon Coll 250 479-3333

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Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Jerry Mireau, 250-384-8124

Saturday 12:30-2:30 Pemberton Holmes Shawn Adye 250-384-8124

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Geoff McLean 250 744-3301

Daily 12-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Mike Hartshorne 250 889-4445

519 Judah, $424,900

21-881 Nicholson, $729,000 Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Jacquie Jocelyn, 250-384-8124

Sunday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Scott Garman 250 896-7099

Saturday 2-4 Holmes Realty Michele Holmes, 250-656-0911

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Nancy Vieira 250 384-8124

pg. 30

4168 Clinton Pl., $679,900

1-630 Huxley St, $350,000

104-4494 Chatterton, $419,000

3-516 Sturdee

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Doreen Halstenson, 250 744-3301

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun April Prinz 250 744-3301

pg. 18

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Alliance David Rusen, 250 386-8875

Saturday 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Rick Shumka 250 384-8124

Saturday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Paul Holland 250 592-4422

7666 East Saanich, $539,000

2942 Irma

88 Sims, $468,888

996 Owlwood, $689,900 Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Rick Couvelier, 250-477-7291

pg. 10

pg. 25

4045 Nelthorpe, $745,000 Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Cheryl Bejcar 250 592-4422

Saturday 2:30-4 One Percent Realty Guy Effler 250 812-4910

140 Kamloops, $514,900

2222A Arbutus

1501 Eric, $844,500

Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Bill Chudyk 250 477-5353

pg. 47

27-5110 Cordova Bay, $529,900

4386 Elnido Cres., $594,900 Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Lee Johnston 250-478-9600

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Lynne Sager 250 744-3301

Sunday 2-4 Burr Properties Ltd Patrick Skillings 250 382-8838

2638 Killarney, $1,238,000 Saturday 2-3 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Lisa Williams 250 514-1966

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Carol Crabb 250 477-7291

pg. 27

6-942 Boulderwood, $639,000

1501 Athlone

7-704 Rockheights, $599,900

610 Dunedin, $599,000 Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Patricia Parkins, 250-385-2033

pg. 25

4123 Ambassy, $519,000

Saturday 1-4 Re/Max Camosun John Percy 250 744-3301

420-1315 Esquimalt Rd, $413,900

401-708 Burdett Ave, $399,000

Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Sharen Warde 250 592-4422

Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Dave Lynn 250 592-4422

Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Rosemarie Colterman 250 384-7663

2310 Weiler Ave., $499,900

746 Gorge Rd W, $565,000

4963 Dustin, $724,900

4329 Faithwood, $744,900 1240 Bewdley, $579,900

304-1518 Pandora, $269,900 Daily 1-3 (check in at 1564 Fort St) Fair Realty Kevin Ramsay 250 217-5091

pg. 23

Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Rick Turcotte, 250-744-3301

Saturday 2-4 Burr Properties Ltd Patrick Skillings 250 382-8838

8-126 Hallowell, $429,000

310 Robertson, $649,000

Sunday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Deborah Kline 250 661-7680

Saturday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Deborah Kline 250 661-7680

pg. 19

405-3614 Richmond, $429,000

4520 Rithetwood, $799,000

10 Helmcken Rd

408-1012 Collinson St., $299,000 Monday 2-4 Newport Realty Kim Emerson 250-385-2033

pg. 12

1720 Taylor, $599,000

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1204-751 Fairfield, $269,000 Saturday 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Jordan Thome, 250-477-5353

Saturday 2-4 Newport Realty Kim Emerson 250-385-2033

Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Adrian Langereis 250 514-0202

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Shelley Saldat, 250 589-4014

4030 Zinnia, $659,900

1719 Llandaff, $529,000

4536 Rithwood, $798,000

104-1436 Harrison St, $269,000 Saturday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Jim Fields, 250-384-8124

Sunday 1-3 Newport Realty Holly Harper 250 888-8448

1877A Feltham Rd, $609,900

2487 Eastdowne, $769,500 Saturday 1-3 Newport Realty Bruce Gibson 250 385-2033

pg. 9

4674 Lochside, $1,088,000

2657 Cedar Hill Rd, $539,900 Saturday 11-1 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Rick Couvelier, 250-477-7291

pg. 8

1627 Hybury, $659,900

898 Currandale Crt., $799,000

304-2210 Cadboro Bay, $399,000

1351 Merritt

Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Sharen Warde 250 592-4422

Sunday 2-4 Brown Brothers Real Estate Robert Young 250 385-8780

2184 Windsor Rd., $649,000

290-2022 Foul Bay, $189,900 Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Adrian Langereis 250 514-0202

pg. 21

2032 Penzance, $995,000

780 Johnson Street, $419,000 Daily 12-5 Sotheby’s International Realty Scott Piercy 250 686-7789

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Luisa Celis, 250-477-1100

Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Velma Sproul 250 384-7663

3-4771 Cordova Bay, $895,000

3075 Eastdowne, $839,900

N1106-737 Humboldt, $799,000 Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Adrian Langereis 250 514-0202

pg. 45

2189 McNeil

501-1204 Fairfield Rd, $629,000 Sunday 2-4 Newport Realty Robert Buckle 250 385-2033

Saturday 1-4 Re/Max Camosun Roxanne Brass 250-744-3301

320-3969 Shelbourne, $319,900

3520 Upper Terrace, $969,900

106-65 Songhees

Saturday 2-4 Brown Brothers Real Estate Robert Young 250 385-8780

Saturday 2-4 Macdonald Realty Scott Garman 250 896-7099

pg. 18

105-3048 Washington, $379,900 Monday 12-3:30 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Jan Dickson, 250-418-5805

4175 Prospect Lake, $624,900

Sunday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Realty Rich Humphries 250 592-4422

105-3900 Shelbourne, $299,000

1978 Fairfield, $1,390,000 Sunday 1-3 Newport Realty Ltd Greg Phillips 250 385-2033

Check the page number below in Real Estate Victoria or visit

Saturday 2-4 One Percent Realty Lilian Andersen, 250-213-3710

pg. 34

201-3220 Jacklin Rd, $309,900 pg. 30

Saturday 12:30-2:30 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown, 250-380-6683

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210-820 Brock, $334,900

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116-996 Wild Ridge, $299,900

Saturday 2-4 DFH Real Estate Jean Omelchenko,250-474-6003

pg. 35

864 Arncote Pl

Saturday & Sunday 2:30-4:30 SmartMove Real Estate Gary Brown 250-380-6683

408-3226 Jacklin $279,900 pg. 35

Saturday 12:30-2:30 SmartMove Real Estate Blair Veenstra 250 380-6683

pg. 34

2186 Stone Gate, $664,900 Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Shirley Zailo 250-478-4828

pg. 19

115-2763 Jacklin, $289,900

206-611 Goldstream, $247,900

Saturday 2-4 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Todd Mahovlich 250 893-6618

969 Glen Willow, $509,000 pg. 5

Saturday & Sunday 1-4 Pemberton Holmes Ltd Chris Marrie, 250 920-8463

Saturday & Sunday 12-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd Mike Hartshorne 250 889-4445

3067 Alouette pg. 18

pg. 35

Daily 12-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Mike Hartshorne 250 889-4445

pg. 12

1019 Skylar Circle

pg. 34

pg. 35

101 & 201-608 Fairway, $299,900 Daily 1:30-4:00 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Sheila Christmas, 250-477-1100

pg. 6

Saturday 12-4 Re/Max Alliance David Strasser, 250-360-1929

pg. 34

Sunriver Estates Sales Centre pg. 35

723 Windover Trc., $879,000 Sunday 1-3 Gallie Realty Barbara Gallie 250-478-6530

3067 Alouette

Daily 12-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd Mike Hartshorne 250 889-4445

1192 Parkdale, $459,900 pg. 48

Daily 1:30-4:00 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Ltd. Sheila Christmas, 250-477-1100

Sunday 11-1 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Rick Couvelier, 250-477-7291

Saturday & Sunday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun David Rusen, 250-386-8875

1250 Parkdale, $509,900

3445 Karger, $589,900 pg. 47

Saturday 11-12:30 Re/Max Alliance Ron Neal 250 386-8181

Daily 1-4 Kahl Realty Lyle Kahl, 250-391-8484

Find more details on the Open Houses below in the Oct. 6-12 edition of

2390 Echo Valley Dr, $689,900

994 Dunford

Saturday 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Sue Daniels, 250-642-3240

week beginning October 6, 2011 Page 41 Friday, October 7, 2011 - VICTORIA NEWS

Saturday-Thursday 11-4 Newport Realty Blair Watling 250 642-2233

pg. 37

2733 Countryside Pl, $698,500

1919 Maple Avenue pg. 34

Saturday 1-3 Re/Max Camosun John Vernon 250-642-5050

Saturday 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Ivan Delano, 250-744-8506 pg. 12

pg. 38

2324 Hoylake Cres, $439,000 Saturday 2-4 Re/Max Camosun Brad Maclaren, 250-727-5448

pg. 31

601 Kingsview

Monday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital Cheryl Laidlaw 250 474-4800

1019 Skylar Circle pg. 35

Thursday-Saturday 1-4 Re/Max Alliance David Strasser 250-360-1929

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Navy takes part in Fleet Week Canada will show off its military might in front of one million onlookers gathering in San Francisco for an annual naval spectacle. The Royal Canadian Navy has sent one warship, HMCS Ottawa, and three coastal defence vessels, HMCS Nanaimo, HMCS Saskatoon and HMCS Brandon to the 30th annual San Francisco Fleet Week, which starts today (Oct. 7) and continues until Tuesday (Oct. 11). “Attending the San Francisco Greenwood Fleet Week provides the men and women of the Royal Canadian Navy an excellent opportunity to build on our strong relationships with the United States Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard,” said Rear Admiral Nigel Greenwood, commander of Maritime Forces Pacific. The Canadian Forces Snowbirds aerobatics team will take part in a Fleet Week air show.

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Funding is always difficult to come by, and what they do get – they operate on a $3,000 monthly budget – pays for the hall’s heating, electricity and utility bills, as well as cleaning, garbage and recycling services. The Anglican Diocese of B.C. does not collect rent for use of the 95-seat hall, but the society has been looking for another space just in case the diocese decides to sell or renovate and rent the facility to a different tenant. The society is considering offering a sixth lunch on Saturdays, given the enormous need for a community kitchen on the west side of the Blue Bridge, which attracts street people, impoverished seniors and struggling families from Esquimalt and Victoria. “In three years we’ll be offering meals seven days a week, and probably feeding 150 a day,” says Adams. They also want to offer crafts and artisan mentoring and training, additional group and individual counselling, worship services for different faiths, a music program and frequent visits from a public health nurse. “I think it’s extremely ambitious,” Garth Walmsley, society president, says as guests filter in for the noon meal. “You either go for it or be at the whim of the diocese and struggle.” Their very existence is a credit to the generous community support they receive. “Over the last couple of years when St. Saviour’s closed, there were all these problems, but every day the meal comes out,” says Walmsley. “It’s kind of a magical thing.” The operation has been able to keep going thanks to food and cash donations from several businesses, individuals and organizations. And various church parishes and social service groups take turns cooking and serving meals. As important as the food is, the Rainbow Kitchen volunteers provide companionship in the form of a song, a pat on the back, a smile and conversation. “(Guests) may come for a meal, but they stay for the sense of community,” says Adams. “It’s a godsend to a lot of people. We have people here who come who don’t have anyone at all.” The Rainbow Kitchen is located at 310 Henry St. To donate or volunteer, please call 250-3842069, email, and for details please visit www.rainbowkitchen. ca.


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