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    Burnabys first and favourite information source Delivery 604-942-3081 Wednesday, December 10, 2014

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    Copeland Arena shut down after fireBill Copeland Arena is closed until

    further notice following an electrical fireMonday afternoon.

    Patrons and staff at the Bill CopelandArena were evacuated when a fire brokeout in the ammonia and pump room short-ly before 2 p.m.

    Burnaby firefighters responded to thefirst-alarm fire, initially requesting assis-tance from the Hazmat team. By the timefirefighters arrived on scene, however, theydetermined there had been no ammonia

    leak and the fire was contained to the elec-trical system, according to Assistant ChiefDarcy OShea.

    The ammonia system was shut downprior to our arrival, OShea said. TheHazmat team was able to be cancelledbecause there was no ammonia leak atall.

    The ammonia and pump are used inthe system that makes and sustains the icesurface of the rink.

    The cause of the fire was related to theelectrical system, and while there was nothreat of an ammonia leak, the buildingwas still evacuated as a precaution. No

    injuries were reported.When the NOW reached OShea, crews

    were wrapping up work, including venti-lating the area of any lingering smoke.

    OShea couldnt say to what extent theelectrical system was damaged but said anelectrician had arrived on scene and waschecking to see what would need replacingor repairing.

    According to the City of Burnaby, thearena is closed until further notice and allon-ice programs have been cancelled.Programs taking place off-ice will con-tinue as usual, and the Burnaby Lake Arenaremains open at this time.

    Best face forward:Ruby Taylor and

    one-year-old Ethanvisit with Splatt the

    horse during theBurnaby Horsemens

    AssociationsChristmas With theHorses open houseevent on Sunday.The event was the

    13th annual forthe association.Organized by

    volunteers, the openhouse featured drill

    team demonstrations,pony rides for the

    kids and even a visitfrom Mr. and Mrs.

    Claus.

    A gifthorse?

    Safety first: Burnaby firefighters wereat the Bill Copeland Arena Mondayafternoon following an electrical fire inthe ammonia and pump room.

    Cayley Dobiestaff reporter

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    6 Opinion

    6,7 Letters

    11 Entertainment

    21 Here & Now

    27 Paper Postcards

    30 Healthwise

    31 Sports

    Last weeks questionDid the Burnaby Mountain protestsmake a difference?YES 26% NO 74%

    This weeks questionHave you done all of your Christmasshopping?

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    NEWSBurnaby AED advocatesays new defibrillatorregistry will save lives

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    Lily theGoldendoodledecided Santawasnt quiteas jolly as hethought, so hewalked rightout of the photoshoot at Van PetBurnaby. Santaspent a day inThe Heightsspreading cheerwith pets andhumans alike.

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    In true West Coast fashion, Santa Clausdonned rubber boots and carried an umbrellaas he went from shop to shop during LightUp the Heights on Saturday.

    The annual event featured special deals for

    shoppers, prizes, giveaways and, of course, avisit from the jolly fellow himself.

    The rain didnt deter many people fromstopping by the North Burnaby neighbour-hood for the festive event. By the time therain stopped, shortly before 4 p.m., therewere 200 people gathered at the fire hall onHastings Street for the tree lighting ceremo-

    ny, according to Sydney Van Alstyne, mar-keting and events coordinator for the HeightsMerchants Association.

    Van Alstyne said that despite the rain,it was a good turnout for the event, addingmost shops were quite busy.

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    Santa slogs through the HeightsCayley Dobiestaff reporter

    Hunter Street fire under investigationA two-alarm fire at a home on Hunter Street

    Sundaymorning is under investigation, accord-ing to the Burnaby Fire Department.

    Firefighters were called to a home at 8193Hunter St. just after 11 a.m. on Dec. 7. The callcame in as a two-alarm structure fire and whencrews arrived they determined the source of

    the fire was a vehicle parked inside a garage,Assistant Chief Darcy OShea told the NOW.

    A vehicle parked in a garage caught firecausing a large fire in whats essentially atwo-car garage with an added section, OSheasaid.

    The fire was at risk of spreading up the sideof the outside corner of the house but withsome quick work firefighters were able to con-tain it, he added.

    Crews were able to contain the fire to thegarage area so the fire did not extend to anyother part of the house, OShea said.

    No one was hurt during the fire, and all resi-dents of the home had evacuated safely beforefirefighters arrived on scene.

    The cause of the fire is under investigation atthis time. OShea wouldnt provide any detailsbut said investigators have ruled out suspi-cious activity.

    Cayley Dobiestaff reporter

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  • The B.C. CoronersService renewed its call urg-ing pedestrians to take extraprecautions following thedeaths of five pedestriansin 11 days, including oneBurnaby woman.

    The coroners service isreminding pedestrians tomake sure theyre visible todrivers, either by wearinglight-coloured or fluores-cent clothing, or by attach-ing reflective strips to theirclothes especially duringthe dark winter months.

    An 84-year-old Burnabywoman was hit by a vehiclewhile crossing Sixth Streetat Fifth Avenue in NewWestminster around 12:10p.m. on Nov. 29.

    She died in hospital laterthat day.

    The Burnaby residentand a second woman werewalking in a marked cross-walk when a vehicle turn-ing left hit them. While theother woman escaped with-out serious injuries, the 84-

    year-old was taken to hos-pital in serious condition.

    Family and friends setup a memorial on the cor-ner where she was killed.

    The incident is underinvestigation by theNew Westminster PoliceDepartments traffic andpatrol sections, and thedriv-er of the vehicle remainedon scene and is cooperatingwith police, according to amedia release from NewWest police.

    According to a recentreview by the B.C. CoronersService, there continues tobe a high risk of injury ordeath to pedestrians despitethe decline in risk for driv-ers and passengers.

    The review analyzed142 pedestrian fatalitiesbetween 2010 and 2012, andthe coroners service foundthat in almost half of thecollisions, the pedestrianshad the right of way orwere waiting on a sidewalkor median.

    The review also foundthat in about 70 per cent ofthe cases where the pedes-

    trians had the right of way,the drivers who struckthem were making a leftturn just as the driver wasin the case of the Burnabywomans death.

    According to the coro-ners service, the top threecontributing factors in thecases analyzed were pedes-trians wearing dark cloth-ing, the driver was distract-ed or light conditions werepoor.

    The B.C. CoronersService has issued thesesafety tips for pedestriansand drivers:Pedestrians:

    ! Enhance your visibility,especially after dark. Wearlight-coloured or fluores-cent clothing, or attach alight or a reflective strip toyour clothing.! Stay alert. Watch outfor drivers turning into anintersection from left andright. Try to make eye con-tact with all nearby driversbefore stepping out onto thestreet.! Dont assume a cross-walk or a green light atan intersection makes yousafe. Ensure drivers see youbefore you step out fromthe curb.

    ! Especially if you knowyou may be slower in cross-ing a road, give yourselfthe most time to cross bywaiting for a newly turnedgreen or walk signal.! Look left, right and leftagain before crossing thestreet, and be on the look-out for turning or backingvehicles.! Keep scanning for vehi-cles as you cross.! Hold your hand up or dowhatever it takes to makeyourself more visible todrivers.Motorists:! Stay alert. Dont be dis-

    tracted by activities thattake your mind off drivingor your eyes off the road.Watch carefully for pedes-trians when approachingany crosswalk or intersec-tion.! Ensure all pedestrianshave cleared the road beforeproceeding.! Take special care towatchfor pedestrians or other vul-nerable road users whenmaking a left-hand turn.! Watch especially careful-ly for the elderly or mobil-ity-challenged. Recognize itmay take them longer thanaverage to cross safely.

    A number of items recovered from two protest campson Burnaby Mountain last month are waiting to beclaimed.

    Mounties collected several items on Nov. 20 and, afterdrying and cataloguing the items, are now storing themuntil the rightful owners can be located.

    Anyone who believes the items might be theirs isasked to contact Burnaby RCMP at 604-294-7624 or emailBurnaby_mtn_property@rcmp-grc.gc.ca. Police are askingthose who contact the department to include their nameand contact information when calling or emailing.

    Before the items will be released, people will be askedto describe their lost item, including colour, brand (ifrelevant), any unique marks and provide a photo (if pos-sible). If police determine they are the owners of the items,they will contact them with a date and time for pick up.The deadline to claim the items is Jan. 16, 2015.

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    After a series of controver-sial moves, B.C. Ferriesfinally seems to haveembarked on a significant policychange that will likely provepopular.

    The beleaguered companyis propelling itself into the21st century by finally movingto a digital ticketing method.Imagine that: buying a ferryboarding ticket on a website,via your smart phone or otherdevice.

    Gone will be the days ofthe uncertainty surrounding amad dash to a ferry terminal(although the new ticket systemwill be confined, at the start, toonly the major ferry routes) onlyto find out theres a two-sailingwait and the chances of you get-ting to your in-laws for dinnerhave been dashed (which maybe a good thing, in some cases).

    In the future (starting in 2017if all goes as planned), ferrytickets will be purchased onlinelike an airline ticket (virtually allairline tickets in Canada are nowpurchased online). Youll evenbe able to buy a seat in the buffetrestaurant on a ferry, and book

    a hotel room and presumably agolf game for your trip.

    In other words, B.C. Ferriesis ever so slowly evolving into acomprehensive travel offering,at least for those travelling on itsmajor routes.

    Another potentially appealingaspect of the looming overhaulis differential ticket pricing.Travelling in off-peak times willbe cheaper than boarding a ferryduring peak travel times (i.e.Friday and Sunday evenings).

    The ticket prices havent beenset yet, of course, and it mayvery well end up that peak-timetravelling may prove to be moreexpensive than it currently is,but that could be offset by muchlower fares at other times.

    B.C. Ferries thinks the chan-ges will result in higher rider-ship and higher revenues for thecompany. Lets hope so.

    A big question is why itstaken B.C. Ferries so longto move in this direction. Ithas spent billions of dollarsupgrading and replacing itslarge fleet of vessels, but prac-tically nothing on things likeupgrading the digital side of thecompany.

    So far, the proposed overhaulis being hailed by most of thefolks who normally assail B.C.Ferries over all kinds of issues.Brian Hollingshead, a co-chair ofthe Ferry Advisory Committee,welcomed the overhaul andhopes it eventually spreads to

    Speak up! The Burnaby NOW welcomes letters to the editor and opinion pieces. Email your letterto: editorial@burnabynow.com or go to our website at www.burnabynow.com, click on the opiniontab and use the send us a letter form

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    Report reveals another failure to help vetsAuditor General Michael Ferguson

    released a report recently that found onein five military veterans suffering fromthe mental wounds of war are not get-ting timely access to the careand benefits they need.

    Its the latest in a years-longseries of shameful recogni-tions that the veterans of todayare slipping through the cracks. MoreCanadian soldiers have died from sui-cide in the last 10 years than were killed

    in combat in Afghanistan.The New Veterans Charter, put

    in place by the government in 2005,remains the subject of a class action law-

    suit from wounded vets whoreceive less compensation thanveterans of all previous con-flicts received.Theres also the closing of

    veterans services offices, making it hard-er for those in need to actually reach theservices they are entitled to.

    As a society, we are no longer delud-ed about what war means for those whofight it. Its not the adventure and glorypromised by First World War recruit-ment posters. Somewhere between 10and 15 per cent of combat soldiers arelikely to suffer PTSD.

    And yet the Prime Minister and hisparty display a remarkable audacity,glomming onto the Canadian military,its veterans and symbols in order to bol-ster their political image.

    When the CBC reached out toVeterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantinofor comment on the Auditor Generalsfindings, reporters were told he hadjoined the delegation of Second WorldWar veterans for the 70th anniversary ofthe Italian campaign in Italy.

    This is a pattern any Canadian con-sidering joining our military must nowconsider before they enlist.

    Guest editorial from theNorth Shore News

    B.C. Ferries getswith the times

    An attempt at Jedi mind tricksDear Editor:

    Its a clever tactic, used when you cant win a dis-cussion: simply change the focus of that discussion.We are quite literally being bombarded by advertis-ing showing wonderful pictures of pristine B.C. andthe endless jobs that the oil, gas and coal sectorshave created. Ian Anderson, president of KinderMorgan Canada, using a sad victims expressionin these TV ads, implies that they are not the badguys.

    Now imagine the Star Wars scene where BenObi-Wan Kenobi is mesmerizing a Storm Trooperby saying These are not the droids you are lookingfor. Essentially you are being fooled into think-ing that the future with fossil fuels is not harmful,whereas the reality is just the opposite.

    It is an irrefutable fact that fossil fuels are killingthis planet, and transporting them is equally as badas burning them. One could equate here the differ-ence between the pusher of drugs to the user andwhich is worse.

    International diplomats are currently in Lima,Peru, debating how to protect the difference betweena newly unpleasant world and an uninhabitableone because we are just seeing the first effects ofclimate change. While it would be nice to throw aswitch and stop using fossil fuels, the reality is itwill happen over time. In the meantime, we dontneed to be subsidizing the fossil fuel industry to thesum of $1.4 billion of your tax dollars every year byour federal government.

    Some steps can be taken right away, we just needpolitical will and open public dissent.

    Gavin Wishart, New Westminster

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  • The Burnaby NOW welcomes letters to the editor. We do, however, edit for taste, legality and length.Priority is given to letters written by residents of Burnaby and/or issues concerning Burnaby. Pleaseinclude a phone number where you can be reached during the day. Send letters to: The Editor, #201A-3430Brighton Ave., Burnaby, B.C., V5A 3H4, fax them to 604-444-3460 or e-mail: editorial@burnabynow.com

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    The Burnaby Now is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing theprovinces newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct ofmember newspapers. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverageor story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go towww.bcpresscouncil.org.

    LETTERS TO THE EDITORA lucky day to be arrestedDear Editor:

    A week ago, I chose to be arrested atBurnaby Mountain. As a physician, a sci-entist, a grandfather and one who lovesthis planet, I know its way past timeto drastically change our carbon-burningways and to stop destroying nature whenwe have better options. So I crossed theline and got arrested.

    Lucky item No. 1: The RCMP werecourteous and caring to me and thosearrested with me. This stood in contrast towhat I saw earlier in the week when otherRCMP folk were aggressively pushingback a line of protestors.

    Lucky item No. 2: After my first ride ina paddy wagon, I and my fellow arresteeswere assembled and briefed by an RCMPofficer who told us that an hour previouslythe judge who issued the indictment underwhich I was arrested voided all the arrestsbecause Kinder-Morgan had provided thewrong GPS data. Being arrested and un-arrested within two hours is weird, butlucky.

    Lucky item No. 3: Instead of hoppingon the No. 135 bus immediately to returnto Vancouver, I craved a Greek salad andwalked into what I hoped was a Greek

    caf. It was. There in the corner was agroup of muddy-footed people, one ofwhom I was arrested with. Conversationled beyond salad to a beer, then a coffee,then some great baklava.

    When it was time to go, I went to thecashier to pay my bill. I learned thatCathy and Paul (or Peter) were expressingtheir appreciation of what the muddy-footed people had done by picking upeverybodys tab.

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    mine, only the OppositionNDP doesnt like the pro-posed new approach. Tooexpensive, it says (it willcost B.C. Ferries between$10 million and $15 mil-lion to implement the newcomputer system andoverhaul the web site) andthe new way of buyingtickets will cause too muchconfusion accordingto MLA Claire Trevena,the partys critic for B.C.Ferries.

    The NDPs criticism inthis case is off the mark,as is so often the casewhen it comes to its takeon B.C. Ferries (the partyalso bizarrely wants toreduce on-board cateringservices and gift shops,which it calls cruise shipamenities, even thoughthey actually make a profitfor the company). The

    bruising experience of thebotched fast ferries experi-ment seems to have leftlasting scars.

    Other than demandingthe ferry system be run asan extension of the high-way system (a proposalthat would presumablyrequire hundreds of mil-lions of tax dollars begiven to B.C. Ferries toattain that undefined goal)the NDP hasnt come upwith much in the way ofviable alternative solutionsto the challenges facing thecompany.

    Nevertheless, B.C.Ferries still has sometough challenges ahead:stagnant or slump-ing ridership, and everincreasing fares are justtwo of them. The com-pany has also taken a hitin smaller coastal com-munities for reducingservice on comparativelylittle-used ferry routes, as

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    Another looming issueis the growing headachethat is the Horseshoe Bayferry terminal. It requiresenormous changes to itsdocks and other infrastruc-ture, which will cost inthe neighborhood of $200million.

    You can bet when thoserenovations do occur, theywill lead to inconvenienceand disruption for manyferry users, thus resultingin more complaints againstthe company.

    Ferry service willalways be a hot-buttonissue in many of B.C.scoastal communities.

    But at least, with theoverhaul of the ticketingsystem, the company isfinally trying to shuck offsome of its old-school, out-dated ways.

    Keith Baldrey is chief pol-itical reporter for Global B.C.

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    The council is considering increasesto the Provincial Sales Tax or the carbontax (to be charged on fossil fuel purchaseswithin the region) to help fund the plan.An annual vehicle registration fee is alsoon the table.

    However, as outlined in a press release,the council and province have agreedthat any new funding sources must bestable, transit-related, fair to all taxpayers,affordable for families and economicallyefficient.

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    The council is set to meet again onThursday, Dec. 11 at a public meeting from10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Anvil Centrein New Westminster, 777 Columbia St.

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    These are the three ingredi-ents a Vancouver-based theatrecompany has mixed into itsupcoming play of Befanas Star,being presented at the ShadboltCentre.

    This traditional Italian holi-day story has had many incar-nations, but this is the first timeweve done this version of theshow, said Burnaby born-and-raised actor Susan Bertoia, whoalso wrote the script for theBellaLuna production.

    As the folklore goes, on Jan. 6,also known as Epiphany, a brightstar appears in the eastern skies.An old woman Befana isapproached by the three Magi(also known as the Three WiseMen) heading to Bethlehem tosee the child king. They ask fordirections and end up stayingthe night at her house. Befanadecides to follow the star herselfand bring delicious treats as giftsto the baby.

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    When asked if wearing morethan one hat both playwrightand actor has been difficult,Bertoia answered not really.

    I came upon writing stuffbecause theres not a lot of stuffwritten for what I want to do. Isuppose its a bit daunting, butI get to speak the words that Iwrote, she said. When lookingaround for a show to bring myfamily to, there wasnt a lot outthere, so I thought this would beanother option.

    The Burnaby resident is alsoacting alongside her eight-year-old daughter, Sabine.

    Our cast has six members,including a musician, whichmakes it a nice mix of profession-als and students, Bertoia added.

    The hope is to make BefanasStar an annual tradition inBurnaby.

    The Shadbolt Centre has beenso supportive of this. Its where Itook my first drama class, andI used to be a teacher there formany years, she said.

    The production runs Dec. 13and 14 at 4 and 7 p.m. Ticketscost $10 and can be purchasedby visiting shadboltcentre.com orcalling the box office at 604-205-3000.

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    Follow the star: The Shadbolt Centre is presenting Befanas Star Dec. 13 and 14. The traditionalItalian story is guaranteed to have a comedic spin on it, according to playwright Susan Bertoia.

    Befanas Star shines at Shadbolt Centre

    Literature lovers,you have one morechance to catchSpoken Ink this year.

    The Burnaby WritersSocietys monthly read-ing series continues onTuesday, Dec. 16 at LaFontana Caffe, 101-3701Hastings St. in the Heights.

    The featured author thismonth is Melia McClure,reading from her debutnovel The Delphi Room.

    The novel was releasedby ChiZine Publicationsin September 2013, andMcClure has also adaptedit for the stage and screen.

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    Have you stopped byBurnaby Village Museumfor the Heritage Christmasfun yet?

    The illuminated dis-plays at the BurnabyVillage Museum are backfor the third year in a row.

    Organizers have triedto keep the HeritageChristmas experienceauthentic, so most of thelights are on the sitesperiphery. The display atthe bandstand is soundreactive, so visitors areencouraged to clap, stompor sing!

    After strolling around,visitors can head over tothe carousel ($2.50 perride) or to the ice creamparlour.

    Proceeds from all car-ousel tickets bought onDec. 13, between 5 and9 p.m., will be given tothe Burnaby Christmas

    Bureau. The light showruns until Jan. 2.

    And, dont forget,theres an ongoing sched-ule of entertainment thatincludes theatre produc-tions, choirs and rovingentertainers, among others.

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    Monday, December 15, 2014 No Council Meeting ScheduledMonday, December 22, 2014 No Council Meeting ScheduledMonday, December 29, 2014 No Council Meeting ScheduledMonday, January 05, 2015 No Council Meeting ScheduledMonday, January 12, 2015 No Council Meeting ScheduledMonday, January 19, 2015 Regular Council Meeting

    Closed meeting 6:30 pmOpen Meeting 7:00 pm

    BUSINESS HOURS | CITY HALL,WEST BUILDING AND DEER LAKE 1Thursday, December 18, 2014 8:00 am 8:00 pm

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  • Concert: Amabilis Singers and the Shaughnessy Heights United Church SanctuaryChoir, seen here in a past performance, are joining forces for O Nata Lux.

    Burnaby residents can bask in thesounds of the season this weekend.

    The New Westminster-based AmabilisSingers are joining forces with theShaughnessy Heights United ChurchSanctuary Choir for O Nata Lux, a concertof Christmas music.

    The choirs are directed by BurnabysRamona Luengen. They will be joinedby pianist Ingrid Verseveldt and organistRoy Campbell for a program that includesmusic by Abbie Bettinis, Carl Rtti, BobChilcott, Arthur Honegger, Guy Forbesand more.

    Each choir will perform on its own, andthe two will also join forces to create a 90-voice ensemble that will lift the roof withseasonal sound.

    Join us for beautiful music, favouritecarols and boisterous sing-alongs as weshare together the spirit that is Christmas,a press release says.

    The concert is on Saturday, Dec. 13at 2 p.m. at New Westminster ChristianReformedChurch, 8255 13thAve. (betweenFirst and Newcombe streets) in Burnaby.

    It then runs again Sunday, Dec. 14at 7:30 p.m. at Shaughnessy HeightsUnited Church, 1550 West 33rd Ave. inVancouver.

    Tickets are $20, or free for childrenunder 11.

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    Kevin Takahide Lee is a man on a mis-sion.

    Hes working hard to build bridgesbetween cultures and between genera-tions and hes using music to do it.

    Lee directs the Newcomers Choir, nowin its second year in Burnaby.

    The choir is aimed particularly at thosewho want to improve their English lan-guage skills, but its open to teens andadults of all ages and backgrounds.

    Lee a professional singer with a bach-elors degree in opera performance anda masters in voice performance has

    built up the choir to 25 members strong,and theyre now taking their skills out inpublic.

    The choir is offering up a public perfor-mance at Burnaby Village Museum as partof the museums Heritage Christmas cel-ebrations. Theyll be singing in the churchon Sunday, Dec. 14 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

    The choir meets weekly at EdmondsCommunity Centre, and its free to join.

    For more on the choir, check out Leeswebsite, www.miusc.ca (thats M-I-U-S-C,or music with a twist, as Lee says).

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    Choir build bridges

    Cross-cultural choir: Kevin Takahide Lee leads the Burnaby Newcomers Choir.The choir, which rehearses weekly at the Edmonds Community Centre, isperforming on Dec. 14 at Burnaby Village Museum.

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    with Charitable Organizations

    get to know the not-for-profit organizations in our community

    At this time of the year aswe prepare to celebrate theholiday season and enjoythe comfort of family and friends,its a tting time to consider those inour community who may not havethe support that many of us oftentake for granted.

    While good causes are in everycountry around the world, there aresome excellent organizations righthere in Burnaby doing great work.Giving is a personal choice, some-times guided by personal experi-ence, sometimes by what we learn

    from others. What we hope to do in the following pages is tointroduce you to just some local causes their priorities and someof their successes.

    I can assure you that each organization or group provides verydedicated and much needed resources and support in our com-munity. Our hope is that this will help you and your family selecta cause that resonates with you and we encourage you to offeryour assistance, participation and if you are able, a donation.

    Whether you give your time and energy or a few dollars, even thesmallest contribution makes a difference and I am always amazedthat any act of giving is always greatly appreciated. Lets make adifference this holiday season and do our part to give back to thecommunity.

    Lara Graham,Associate PublisherBurnaby Now

    Burnaby Community Services..............................................................18Neil Squire Society ...............................................................................19Rotary Club of Burnaby Metrotown ....................................................19Burnaby Hospital Foundation..............................................................20Mosaic .................................................................................................20

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    Lets lift each other up.If today is challenging, we can help. We haveprograms to support families with low incomeand seniors experiencing isolation in Burnaby.

    Seniors TransportationGetting around can become increasingly difcultwith age. We provide affordable, convenienttransportation for seniors in the community.

    Camping BureauAll children deserve to have a little fun, learnlessons, and make friends over the summerbreak. The Camping Bureau makes it possiblefor families to send their children to the summercamp of their choice.

    Christmas BureauSmiling, happy faces during the holidays thatsour goal! Residents of Burnaby generouslydonate new gifts and we help distribute them tofamilies and seniors in our community.

    Recreation CreditEveryone deserves to play, engage, and be active.The Recreation Credit provides families, seniors,and individuals with a credit toward BurnabyParks, Recreation, and Cultural Services.

    Community Resources PublicationsSupport is a page away. We publish anddistribute a range of guides and cards to ensurethat everyone in our community has access toresoruces and support.

    Lets make great things happenOur community continues to ourish because wesupport each other.

    At Burnaby Community Services, the strengthof our community shines bright thanks to ourpassionate staff, generous donors, and dedicatedvolunteers.

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    Our FocusNeil Squire Society iscelebrating our 30thanniversary this year! We havehelped over 30,000 peoplewith disabilities since 1984in our ofces across Canada.Our headquarters have beenlocated in Burnaby since 1994.Our mission statement is Weuse technology, knowledgeand passion to empowerCanadians with disabilities.We are committed to socialinclusion, economic equity,and a productive societythat includes people withdisabilities and gives themequal opportunity to contributeand participate.

    How you can getinvolved Volunteer your time as acomputer tutor. Tutoring canbe done in our ofce, or onlineto someone in their home.

    Donate to help us expand ourAssistive Technology Centreand upgrade the technologyand equipment housed in theCentre.

    Our Work in the CommunityNeil Squire Society serves a culturally diverse population thatcovers the full spectrum of people with disabilities. Our focusis to enable people with disbilities to make the most of theirabilities so they can work, pursue education, and be fullyincluded in our community.We offer a number of programs for people with disabilitiesand employers.9 *CC/C2/?# M#83'"E"Q% L#'2H# 1 3GC 3D'NH#NC "7 C"ED2/"'Cwhich allow people to use computer and mobile technologiesregardless of their disability.

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    Our FocusRotary Club of BurnabyMetrotown was founded onFebruary 1st, 1979, and hasbeen operating in Burnaby for35 years. We are neighbors,community leaders andglobal citizens uniting forthe common good. Rotariansbelieve in HumanitarianService Above Self. We striveto maintain a fun, dynamicand active membership whilemaking a real difference in ourlocal and global community.The Rotary organization iscentered on relevance andinclusiveness, and prides itselfon remaining active, engaged,committed, team-focused,ethical, heart-centered andsupportive.

    How You Can GetInvolved- Donate cash or gentlyused hooded winter coatssize newborn to size 16 toour Rotary Coats for Kidsprogram

    - Volunteer to paint overgrafti with the RotaryRollers.

    - Join a friendly Rotarymeeting on Wednesdays12:15pm at the BurnabyFireghters Club. Contact usfor more information

    Our Work in the CommunityThe Rotary Club of Burnaby Metrotown is made up ofvolunteer women and men who live or work in the City ofBurnaby. Our meetings are a great time to get together for funand friendship, but also to get involved in great projects thatcontribute and make a difference in our Burnaby community.Some of our local projects include:- The Rotary Coats for Kids Campaign, which annuallydelivers an average of 1200 warms coats to ensure allBurnaby kids and youths in need during the winter monthsare kept warm.

    - Our Rotary Rollers Grafti Paint-Out program whichpartners with the Burnaby City & RCMP to help paint-overwalls and fences in Burnaby businesses and homes, keeping itclean of grafti

    - Participation in the Citys annual Snow Angel program toassist seniors and disabled individuals shovel snowy sidewalks

    - Along with other local Rotary clubs, we respond to the CitysBurnaby Lake restoration program

    - Participation in youth leadership, adventures in citizenshipand Rotary Youth Exchange programs

    - Participation in the Rotary Peace Fellowship local candidatesearch and selection

    - Sponsorship of Rotary sanctioned literacy programs inschools

    Also, through the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International,we participate in projects to improving the world communityand promote world peace. Our combined efforts is alreadymaking a difference as we move towards worldwideeradication of polio in our End Polio Campaign.

    We focus our efforts on contributing to the betterment of thecommunity particularly for kids and youth, businesses, seniorsand aboriginals. Contact us to nd out more!

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    Our FocusBurnaby Hospital Foundationis the philanthropic armof Burnaby Hospital andraises funds for health careequipment, state-of-the-arttechnology, innovative capitalprojects and educationaloutreach. The foundations roleis to inspire, motivate and linkdonor and community supportto invest in the hospital.

    How you can getinvolved Make a donation: givemonthly, leave a legacy gift,give in memory or celebrationor donate stocks, bonds andmutual funds.

    Host a giving event: hostyour own special fundraiser toshow support.

    Give it forward: Join thefoundations Give It ForwardOnline Community and createyour own personal fundraisingpage to share with family andfriends at bhf.givecentre.com.

    Volunteer: donate your timeand talents on a weekly basisor at a special event.

    Our Work in the CommunityFor decades now, the Foundation has helped ensure a highstandard of medical care for the 200,000 patients and familieswho visit our hospital every year. With new leadership in placeand a refreshed vision that emphasizes health and wellness,Burnaby Hospital Foundation has broadened its commitmentto improve the lifestyle and quality of life for all citizens in thecommunitypatients and non-patients alike.

    Recognizing that healthy people make healthy cities,Foundation leadership recently took steps to extend themission to more effectively serve the health and wellness needsof a growing population and a culturally-diverse community.

    Burnaby Hospital Foundation is truly a people-drivenorganization. From the tireless efforts of our dedicated staff tothe time and talent given by volunteers, the Foundation couldnot accomplish what it is tasked to do without the dedicationand commitment of its people.9 XDH'G!% )"CV/2GE C##C "?#H KZZSZZZ VG2/#'2C #?#H% %#GHO9 XDH'G!% )"CV/2GE-C #B#HQ#'8% N#VGH2B#'2 /C "'# "7 23#busiest in the province, seeing about 75,000 patients a year.

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    Upcoming EventsBurnaby Hospital Foundation hosts an annual fundraising gala thatoffers a chance for friends of the Foundation, community leadersand local business representatives came together to celebrateBurnaby Hospital. Mark your calendars for November 13, 2015 andwatch our website for further details.

    Burnaby HospitalFoundation3935 KINCAID STREET, BURNABY

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    Our FocusMOSAIC was established in1976. We opened our rstofce in Burnaby in 2008,which has since expandedto 9 client-accessiblesites throughout Burnaby.MOSAICs mandate is tohelp newcomers, immigrantseniors, and vulnerableimmigrant families andindividuals integrate intoCanadian society. Today,MOSAIC has 65 staff and over200 volunteers

    Our Work in the CommunityWe work with 1200-1500 Burnaby clients each month, andthey include: Permanent Residents, Refugees, ImmigrantSeniors, Immigrant Youth, and Immigrant Families facingchallenges. MOSAIC delivers over 30 programs and servicesto Burnaby residents, assisting newcomers in the areas ofsettlement, employment, and language training. We offermany workshops which are intended to offset the challengesof moving to a new country: navigating through our healthcare system; ling taxes and doing banking; buying or rentinga home; understanding Canadian laws; setting up smallbusinesses, etc. We also provide free language classes frompre-literacy to Level 6 at two locations as well as conversationclubs.MOSAIC offers many programs to assist in ndingemployment and these include everything from workshopson resume writing and interviewing to event forums on softskills such as understanding Canadian workplace culture,business communication etiquette, how to network, evaluationof foreign credentials and more.MOSAIC operates programs matching the training andexperience of immigrants with available jobs. In addition,the organization reaches out and works with employersto potentially mentor, or provide internships to qualiednewcomers.One-on-one case management help is also readily available forclients who experience challenges or hardship in nding work.Employment programs are operated out of 2 ofces in SouthBurnaby while workshops can be held at MOSAIC sites or atlibraries and community centers.

    How You Can Get InvolvedMOSAIC relies on donations to help fund many of ourprograms dealing with children, youth and seniors. In manycases, there are no other organizations that provide assistanceto this demographic. We also need volunteers who can mentornew arrivals in the workplace. A newcomer may have workedin a similar job in their home country, but needs to understandthe context and environment for that same/similar job inCanada. We also welcome volunteers who can meet withnewcomers once a week to just chat about life in Canadaand offer some cultural understanding about Canadians andCanada.

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  • The holidays can beespecially difficult forthose who have lostloved ones. Thats why theBurnaby Hospice Societyis offering free grief coun-selling and support thismonth.

    Eligible Burnaby resi-dents can sign up for amaximum of 12, one-on-one grief counselling ses-sions for free at the soci-etys office on Kingsway.Theres also a weeklydrop-in group for peoplewho have suffered a loss.Register in advance bycalling the society 604-520-5024. If the person you aregrieving committed suicideor died from drugs or alco-hol, the society will referyou to another resource.

    The Burnaby HospiceSociety will be closedbetween Dec. 24 and Jan 2,so if you need help then,call the Fraser Health crisisline at 604-951-8855.

    Doc talks

    Well-known BurnabyNOW columnist DavidicusWong is hosting a talk onthe patient-doctor relation-ship on Thursday, Dec. 18at Byrne Creek Secondary.

    Dr. Wong will talk aboutworking with your doctorto achieve your goals andinformation about yourmedical history that youshould know. Hell alsocover key information onprescriptions, tests andtreatments and a timelinefor various screening tests.

    The talk is free, butattendees must register inadvance by calling 604-259-4450 or emailing lcullen@divisionsbc.ca. The schoolis at 7777 18th St., and theevent runs from 7 to 8:30p.m.

    Pipeline filmIf you missed all

    the action on BurnabyMountain, you may beinterested in the camera-work of Zack Embree.

    The Vancouver film-maker is behind DirectlyAffected, a short docu-mentary about the KinderMorgan pipeline expan-sion.

    The 11-minute filmfeatures many Burnabyresidents and key playersin the anti-pipeline move-ment, including Burnaby

    MP Kennedy Stewart,former ICBC CEO RobynAllan, climate changeexpertMark Jaccard,Mayor Derek CorriganandMary Hatch, a localresident whose home wassprayed with oil in the 2007spill. To watch the film,search Directly Affected:Voices of Our Coast onYoutube.

    Embree is also hopingto make a followup film.He was on the mountainduring the recent clasheswith protesters and police,and he was there to cap-ture some of the morepivotal moments, likethe arrest of grand ChiefStewart Phillip and DavidSuzukis fiery speech. Youcan see many of his clips onFacebook. Just search forDirectly Affected Film.

    Help the animalsNeed a gift for the ani-

    mal lover in your life? TheWildlife Rescue Associationis selling its 2015 calendarsto help raise money forinjured and orphaned ani-mals. Some of the photosare from Burnaby residents.The calendars cost $12and are available at 5216Glencarin Dr. Call 604-526-2747 for more info.

    Send Here & Now ideas tojmoreau@burnabynow.com.

    HERE & NOWJennifer Moreau

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    Two years ago a young boy diagnosedwith leukemia donated 16 toys to kidsspending Christmas in the oncology wardat Childrens Hospital.

    Last year, he collected more than 300toys from community members, friendsand family for children at Canuck Place andChildrens Hospital.

    Earlier this year, this young boy six-year-old Keian Blundell lost his own battlewith cancer, but his courage and kindness isfar from being forgotten.

    Blundells family is keeping his spiritalive by continuing the holiday toy drivehe started. Keians Holiday Wish Toy Drivehas been collecting toys since Oct. 15.

    Burnaby RCMPs Deer Lake headquar-ters is one of two locations collecting dona-tions in Burnaby, which will then be given

    to kids at Canuck Place Childrens Hospiceand Childrens Hospital.

    Blundells relationship with the RCMPbegan more than one year ago, when hebecame an honorary member of the Troop15 RCMP cadet group.

    Burnaby RCMP Staff Sgt. Maj. JohnBuis surprised Blundell at Canuck Place onOct. 31, 2013 and presented him with hisvery own Red Serge and authentic RCMPStetson.

    People have until Dec. 15 to donate toKeians Holiday Wish Toy Drive.

    In Burnaby, residents can drop off new,unwrapped toys for ages newborn to 18years at the Burnaby RCMP detachment at6355 Deer Lake Ave. or Cityfone, 101-3991Henning Dr. Cash and gift cards are alsobeing accepted and will be divided amongthree families in need.

    For more information, contact theBlundell family at team@teamkeian.com.

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    October 2013. Inhonour of Keian,

    who lost his battlewith leukemia

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    Plastic bubble wrapprotects roots in pots, butgrowth above groundneeds to be wrapped if thepotted palm is to be wheretheres no extra heat.

    If its in the garden, youneed to mulch the rootsdeeply. This should be at

    least 30 centimetres deep,and more is OK. Leavesare best, but they shouldbe wired down so thatthey dont blow around.

    If you have enoughleaves, you could also pro-tect the stem and top withleaves by fastening a wirefence around your palmand filling it with leavesright to the top. Farmstores sell wire. Fencingwire might do, but chickenwire comes in much tallerheights and is easier towork with because itsmore bendable.

    If you dont haveleaves, the mulch shouldbe bark mulch, and youcould wrap the stem withseveral layers of burlap.Its important the wrap beburlap because this letsin a little air and preventsmoisture from buildingup and causing mold orrot. Gently close the leavesaround the central growthshoot and wrap all thatwith burlap, too.

    You could put a sheetor blanket over the top atnight for extra protection.

    !Question:

    I have three well-estab-

    lished hydrangeas one ina pot and two in the garden.The last cold spell hurt themas they have turned brownand look dead.

    Can I cut them down and,if so, how far and when? Ihave never pruned them andthey have come back betterthan ever the next year, butthey do look awful right now.

    Colleen Lamont,Langley

    Answer:In our B.C. climate,

    winter is not the time toprune hydrangeas. Youprobably have the mop-head type, and they needthe old flowerheads tohelp protect the new budsbelow from frost.

    You can remove theold flower heads in earlyspring. Just cut these downas far as the first twostrong, healthy-lookingbuds. Its best to take outany stems that are reallyskinny or dead, damagedor diseased.

    Mophead hydrangeasare said to be hardy downto Zone 6. But in someareas of the Fraser Valleywe have had temperatures

    How to protect yourpalm trees for winter

    Gardening Page 24

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    close to Zone 5, possiblyinto Zone 5 in valley bot-toms.

    Brown stems couldindicate these stems haveall died.

    But the roots are prob-ably alive and healthyeven if your hydrangeasout in the garden are mop-

    heads. If the top growth istruly dead, just cut all thestems to the ground. Newstems will emerge whenthe weather warms up inspring.

    But dont expect flowersthis coming year. Thosenew stems will need a yearto produce buds.

    If any of your garden

    hydrangeas are the lacecaptype, youll have no prob-lem.

    Lacecaps like cold win-ters.

    Anne Marrison is happyto answer garden questions.Send them to her by email,amarrison@shaw.ca. It helpsme if you can add the nameof your region or city.

    continued from page 23

    Gardening: Caring for hydrangeas

    Tis the season for chilly weather,hot cocoa and festive events, andhere at the NOW we just cant getenough. There are so many things to doin December in Burnaby we put togethera Top 5 list of Christmassy things to do(in no particular order). So dont be aGrinch get out there and enjoy somefestive offerings this month.

    1This one is for the romantics outthere. Snuggle up with your lovedones for the annual Carol ShipsParade of Lights on Dec. 12. From 7:30 to8:30 p.m. at Barnet Marine Park, watchas the illuminated carol ships sail in andaround Burrard Inlet. The ships are setto sail between 8 and 8:30 p.m., and theconcession stand will be open weatherpermitting. For more info, visit www.car-olships.org/s/Home.asp.

    2Listen to the heavenly voices of theAmabilis Singers during their magicalChristmas concert on Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. atthe New Westminster Christian ReformedChurch, 8255 13th Ave. (between First

    Street and Newcombe). Featuring theNOWs very own Julie MacLellan, theAmabilis Singers and pianist IngridVerseveldt will share the stage withShaughnessy Heights Sanctuary Choirand organist Roy Campbell as they per-form pieces by Abbie Bettinis, Carl Rtti,Bob Chilcott, Arthur Honegger and GuyForbes, along with other favourite holi-day carols. Tickets are $20 for adults andseniors and kids 11 years and under arefree. Tickets are available at the door orby calling 604-503-2074.

    3Enjoy the traditional Italian holidaytale, Befanas Star, on Saturday, Dec.13 and Sunday, Dec. 14. Co-producedby BellaLuna, the Italian Cultural Centreand Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, thisplay tells the story of Befana, an eccen-tric, old woman who decides to travel toBethlehem to bring cakes and cookies tothe Child King. To this day, the legendsays that old Befana still flies through theskies delivering gifts to kids around the

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  • world on the eve of Jan. 6, known in theItalian community as Epiphany. The pro-duction hits the stage Dec. 13 and 14 withshows at 4 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. Forinfo or tickets, visit www.shadboltcentre.com.

    4The weather outside may be fright-ful (and rainy), but theres no chanceof the wet stuff at the Bill CopelandSports Centre. Stop by the arena, at 3676Kensignton Ave., from 12:30 to 3 p.m.on Saturday, Dec. 20 for an afternoon onthe ice with Saint Nick. Regular admis-sion prices apply and all ages are invitedto this event. There will be craft makingon site as well as games for all. For more

    info, call 604-297-4521.

    5This is one event not to be missed the Vancouver Symphony OrchestrasTraditional Christmas at Michael J. FoxTheatre, 7373 MacPherson Ave., on Dec.21. The concert features Bard on theBeachs Christopher Gazeas host, theUBC Opera Ensemble and Enchor and,of course, the Vancouver SymphonyOrchestra led by associate conductorGordon Gerrard. Show times are 4 and7:30 p.m. and tickets are $42 for regular(student, senior and subscriber discountsavailable). For more info or to buy ticketsvisit www.vancouversymphony.ca or call604-876-3434.

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    Sounds of the season: EnChor joins the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra for theirTraditional Christmas concert, which is coming to Burnaby Dec. 21.

    continued from page 24

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  • Keeping up with the WongsMany readers have submit-

    ted Paper Postcards to theBurnaby NOW over the years,but none have been as prolificas Tom and Susana Wong.

    These avid travellers havebeen to some of the most inter-esting places on the globe,and they take always take theBurnaby NOW along for the

    adventure. The couple has had30 Paper Postcards (includingthese three) published. Theytake three to four trips peryear. Here is the latest collec-tion from their recent trip to theBalkans. The Wongs are bothstill working, and Tom has alot of banked overtime to allowfor trips overseas, while Susana

    works in accounting.Would you like to be fea-

    tured in Paper Postcards? Takea copy of the Burnaby NOWalong with you on your nexttrip. Send your photos by emailto postcards@burnabynow.comor by mail to Burnaby NOW,201A-3430 Brighton Ave.,Burnaby, B.C., V5A 3H4.

    Abroad: Tomand SusanaWong took a29-day trip tothe Balkans

    and visited St.Johns Fortress

    in Kotor,Montenegro.

    Contributed photo/burnaby now

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    Sights:Above,the Wongsalso visitedSkanderbegSquare inTirana, Albaniaand (at left)GracanicaMonasteryin Pristina,Kosovo.

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    Burnaby NOW Wednesday, December 10, 2014 27

    All Saints Anglican Church South Burnaby7405 Royal Oak Avenue

    Sunday, December 14:10:00 am: Lessons & Christmas Carols

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    11 pm ........Candlelight MassDec. 25 ..... 10 am ........Holy Eucharist

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  • SATURDAY, DEC. 13Come Meet Santa, theBurnaby Hospice SocietyThrift Store will have Santapresent from 11 a.m. to 2p.m. People of all ages cancome take a photo with Santafor free. Store is at 6855Kingsway.

    SUNDAY, DEC. 14Local Volkssport club, host-ing a non-competitive 5K/10Kwalk in Central Park. Free fornew participants. For moreinfo, contact Verni at 604-682-8390.

    THURSDAY, DEC. 18Making the most of thepatient-doctor relationship,with Dr. Davidicus Wong,popular Burnaby NOWcolumnist, at Byrne CreekSecondary, 7 to 8:30 p.m.7777 18th St. Registration:604-259-4450 or email lcullen@divisionsbc.ca.

    SATURDAY, JANUARY 24Used Kidstuff Sale, EdmondsCommunity Centre, 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. Bargains on mater-nity clothes, used childrensitems and clothes, toys, etc.Admission is free. Anyoneinterested in selling itemscan register in person at thecentre on Saturday, Dec. 13at 10 a.m. One table rentalis $19.65 (max two tables).Edmonds Community Centreis at 7433 Edmonds St.

    ONGOINGOld age pensioners organi-zation branch 12, is holdingan event the first Monday of

    each month from 1 to 3 p.m.at the Edmonds CommunityCentre. Learn whats hap-pening to social security pro-grams. For more information,call 604-297-4838.

    Telespeakers Toastmaster,meetings on Friday morningsfrom 7:30 to 9 a.m. in theBurnaby room in the Telusbuilding, 3777 Kingsway.Telespeakers provides asafe atmosphere where youcan improve your speakingskills. We have many mem-bers with various experiencelevels from beginners todistinguished Toastmasterdesignations. We welcomenew members and guestsand encourage you to learnat your own pace. To be thebest you can be, go to www.telespeakers.com.

    East Burnaby Family Place,offers a parent-and-childdrop-in Tuesday and Fridaymornings only from 10 a.m.to 1 p.m. Come and meetothers in a supportive andfriendly environment whilechildren from birth to fiveyears old explore large andsmall motor-skill toys, artsand crafts, circle-time (at12:30 p.m.), etc. For parents,we have a clothing exchange,resource rack, ECE qualifiedteacher, support/health work-ers, parenting workshops,etc. Call Andrea at 604-444-1090 or visit www.ebfp.ca formore info.

    Burnaby Cactus andSucculent Society, meetsonce a month at Bonsor. Formore information, call Pat at604-921-7042.

    Burnaby InternationalFolk Dancers, meets everyTuesday night 7 to 9:30 p.m.

    at Charles Rummel Centre,3630 Lozells Ave. Learnfolk dances from aroundthe world in a friendly clubenvironment. New dancestaught every night; all levelswelcome, no partner needed,drop-ins welcome. Info: 604-436-9475.

    Computer course, for begin-ners at Confederation Centre,4585 Albert St. Classes onWednesdays and Fridaysfrom 10 a.m. to noon. ContactEric: 604-299-3335 for infor-mation.

    Burnaby and NewWestminster NewcomersFriendship Club, welcomeswomen new to the area, aswell as longtime residents.Dinner meetings on secondWednesday of each month,plus various events includingbook club, craft group, socialSaturdays. Info: email dorisfriend39@gmail.com, call604-492-4638, or visit www.burnabynewwestminsternewcomers.com.

    Introduction to SpeedSkating, hosted by BurnabyHaida Speed Skating, atKensington Arena, 6159Curtis Ave., $25 for unlimitedsessions within a two-weekperiod, on Wednesdaysfrom 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. andSaturdays from 3 to 4 p.m.,Fee includes the use of clubspeed skates. Info: bbyspeedskating@gmail.com.

    Monday evening dances, for55+, Confederation SeniorsCentre, 4585 Albert St., 6:30to 9 p.m. $5 for members, $6for guests. With music by G7and refreshments. Info: 604-294-1936.

    Health alert, Mondays, drop-

    in 9 to 11 a.m., presentationat 10:30 a.m. at Bonsor 55+Centre, 6533 Nelson Ave.

    Buyers seminar, buyersbeware everything youneed to know about buyingyour first home, every secondThursday at 7 p.m. at KellerWilliams Black Diamond at252-5489 Byrne Rd. Seatingis limited, RSVP to 778-861-6859.

    Loudspeakers Toastmasters,meets Wednesdays at 6:30p.m., Community Room, 3605Gilmore Way, off CanadaWay, Burnaby. All welcome.

    Learn how to use a com-puter. Access the Internet,send email and upload yourphotos from your camerato the computer. No experi-ence necessary. Part of theConfederation Computer Clubat the Confederation SeniorsCentre. For information, callEric Kitson at 604-299-3335.

    Drop-in English conversa-tion class, at the BurnabyMulticultural Society. Anyonewelcome for socializingwhile practising English.Class accommodates alllevels. Every Tuesdays andThursdays from 10 a.m. tonoon, and Wednesdays,Thursdays and Fridaysfrom 2:15 to 4:15 p.m. atthe Burnaby MulticulturalSociety, 6255 Nelson Ave. Formore information, call 604-431-4131 ext.27 or ext. 29.

    Salsa Speakers Toastmasterclub, Do you want to improveyour public speaking andleadership skills? Do youwant to build your confidenceand have some fun, too?Then visit us every Mondayevening from 6:45 to 8:15

    p.m., 3605 Gilmore Way.Admission is free for guests.For more information call604-872-1484 or 604-435-1578.

    New members tour, lastMonday of the month, 10 to11:30 a.m., Bonsor RecreationComplex, 6550 Bonsor Ave.

    Are you gay, bisexual or justnot sure? Need a safe placeto talk? HOMINUM is aninformal discussion and sup-port group to help gay, bisex-ual and questioning men withthe challenges of being mar-ried, separated or single. Wemeet every Monday eveningin locations around the MetroVancouver area. For informa-tion and meeting location,call Don: 604-329-9760 or Art604-462-9813.

    Line dancing, at Deer LakeUnited Church, 5135 SperlingAve., every Monday at 10a.m. Beginners welcome. CallGeorgie Cole at 604-522-5647for more information.

    Carpet bowling, at theEdmonds CommunityCentre for 55 plus is everyWednesday and Thursdayfrom 1 to 3 p.m. Drop-inswelcome. Call 604-297-4838for more information.

    Practise dancing skills, at theweekly social dances at theEdmonds Community Centrefor 55 plus. $1 for membersand $2 for non-members.On Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m.,Sundays from 5:30 to 7:30p.m. and Mondays from 1 to3 p.m. For more information,call 604-297-4838

    Knitting, crocheting, sew-ing and other craft activi-ties group will meet at the

    Edmonds Community Centrefor 55 plus every Friday from1 to 3 p.m. Beginners wel-come. For more information,call 604-297-4838.

    Burnaby South StrokeRecovery Branch, meetsevery second and fourthFriday of the month from10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at theEdmonds Community Centre.The club offers speechtherapy, exercise sessions,caregiver support and othersocial activities for strokesurvivors over 55. Info: 604-297-4838.

    Bingo every Saturday, at theEdmonds Community Centrefor 55 plus, buy paper cardsfrom 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.and the game starts at 12:30p.m. For more information,call Tom at 604-430-2763.

    Bombay Rummy, everyTuesday from 11 a.m. to5 p.m. and Saturday from9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at theEdmonds Community Centrefor 55 plus. For more infor-mation, call 604-297-4838.

    Burnaby Family Place, drop-in playtime for parents/care-givers and their children upto six years old, Monday toThursday from 9:30 a.m. to 2p.m. Meet new friends, playin a safe secure environmentand learn about communityresources, at 410 Clare Ave.Call 604-299-5112 for moreinfo.

    Have an event or an ongoingactivity for our calendar list-ings? Send details tocalendar@burnabynow.com at least three weeks inadvance. Be sure to includea contact number and all therelevant details.

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    Imagine an ideal visit tothe doctor.The office is run-ning on time. The staff ischeerful and pleasant. Themedical office assistant ornurse is kind and seemsconcerned about you.

    You feel comfortable insharing confidential infor-mation with her, includ-ing all the reasons youvecome to see the doctor.

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    You go over your list ofconcerns and together youdetermine what items (ifnot all) can be addressedtoday and when unrelatedor more complicated prob-lems can be attended to.

    Youre able to describethe history of your con-cerns, and the doctor thenasks you questions to helpboth of you to arrive at thecorrect diagnoses. Duringthe examination, the doc-tor explains what hesdoing, what he is checkingfor and why.

    The doctor is clearabout the diagnosis or ishonest in not knowing yet.Sometimes further inves-tigations are needed tonarrow a spectrum of mul-tiple possible diagnoses.

    You feel comfortableasking questions, share inthe decision-making pro-cess and agree on the treat-ment plan.

    At the close of the visit,you have a clear idea onthe follow-up, what testsyoull be doing, how youllbe informed of results andwhen you should return.

    To have a medical clinicalways running on timemay be an unattainableideal. The nature of healthand illness is of sporadicunpredictability.

    Some patients prob-lems are more complicat-ed, crisis counselling maybe required at any time,emergencies arise and adoctors day in the clinicis frequently interruptedby urgent phone calls andrequests from pharmacies.

    What can you do tohave a better visit with thedoctor?

    1. Before the visit,prepare a complete list ofyour concerns. Share thelist with the office staffwhen youre booking andreview it with them whenyou arrive.

    At the beginning ofyour visit, review the listwith the doctor, agree onthe days agenda and theplan to address anythingthat needs to be dealt withlater.

    2. During the visit,resist the natural passiverole of the patient.

    Ask questions and askfor clarification if the doc-tor lapses into technicallanguage (thats naturalfor us).

    If the information isnt

    offered, ask about the sideeffects, interactions, risksand alternatives for anytreatment, including pre-scriptions, investigationsand procedures. This iswhat you need to makeinformed decisions.

    3. Finally, at the closeof the visit, make sureyoure clear about the planto address your concernsand to achieve your goals.

    Who will call you withthe appointment for thespecialist, procedure ortest? How will you get theresults? When should youbook a follow-up visit?

    On Thursday, Dec. 18 at7 p.m., Ill be speaking inthe Byrne Creek SecondarySchool library on how tomake the most of everymedical visit. Ill sharesome practical tips on how

    to work with your doc-tor to achieve your goals;review the key informationyou should know aboutany proposed treatment,prescription, test or pro-cedure; outline what youshould know about yourmedical history; and sum-marize important screen-ing tests what tests youneed and when.

    The presentation issponsored by the BurnabyDivision of Family Practiceand is free to the public,but because space is lim-ited, register online withlcullen@divisionsbc.ca orcall Leona at (604) 259-4450.

    Dr. Davidicus Wong is afamily physician. For moreon achieving your positivepotential in health: davidicuswong.wordpress.com.

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  • 32 Terry Fox night at SFU 32 Single game record 32 To selection campSECTION COORDINATOR Tom Berridge, 604-444-3022 tberridge@burnabynow.com

    Jugs fall preyto big play inJV grid final

    The Notre DameJugglers first junior varsityprovincial football title inalmost 20 years will haveto wait at least one moreseason.

    The East Vancouver/Burnaby regional schoolstruggled stopping the big-play offence of the TerryFox Ravens and came awayon the losing end of a 34-14 scoreline at B.C. PlaceStadium onSaturday.

    N o t r eDames lastappearance ina JV provincialfinal was backin 1997, whenthe Jugglersdefeated the St.Thomas MoreKnights 14-8 towin its sixth-ever B.C. title.

    But withoutteam leader StevenMoretto, injured inNotre Dames 28-14 semifinal winover Mt. Boucherie, in thelineup the Jugglers lackeda big-play threat of theirown against Fox.

    The Ravens, whoavenged their only loss ofthe season to VancouverCollege with a 21-14 winover the Fighting Irish inthe other earlier semifi-nal, got multi-touchdowngames from outstandingback Zander Bailey andMVP Jeremy Kankolongoto seize Terry Foxs fourthprovincial JV title in eightseasons and second since2012.

    Bailey opened the scor-ing for the Ravens on a 57-yard run from scrimmageon the teams first posses-sion.

    Kankolongo went offtackle for 50 yards on thefirst play of Foxs secondpossession to make thescore 13-0 before the firstquarter was even half over.Kankolongo broke another50-plus-yard gallop that setup Baileys second TD ofthe game to start the sec-ond quarter.

    Notre Dame widereceiver Brennan Vu had

    a 33-yard touchdownreception called back laterin the quarter and MauroGiammaria got the first oftwo passes picked off in thegame before Vu finally gothimself into the end zoneon a four-yard strike justbefore the interval.

    Trailing by just twoscores, Notre Dame neededsome stops in the secondhalf but didnt get enough.

    Although Kankolongohad a big gainer calledback on a holding penal-

    ty to start thethird quarter,the 5-11, 190-pound Ravensrunning backwasnt to bestopped, scor-ing from 34and two yardsout later in thequarter to putthe game outof reach of the

    Jugglers.Notre Dame

    ended the thirdquarter with ascore of theirown on Matthew

    Manettas 44-yard pass andrun TD.

    The loss was the secondof the season to Terry FoxforNotreDame.TheRavensdefeated the Jugglers 26-8in early season exhibition.Notre Dame also lost anexhibition matchup to NewWestminster.

    Notre Dames outstand-ing lineman of the gameMario Marra, who grewup a stones throw fromTerry Fox, said missingMoretto in the final gamewas tough.

    Itwas,but football is theultimate team sport. Today(Terry Fox) was the bet-ter team, said Marra, whoplayed on Notre DamesGrade 8 champion team in2012. There is always nextseason.

    But to achieve a provin-cial title at the AAA varsitylevel, Notre Dame wouldhave to go even fartherback to 1993, when B.C.high school athlete of theyear and game MVP run-ning back David Mattiazzoled the Jugglers to their lastbanner a 34-20 victoryover Vancouver College.

    Tom Berridgesports editor

    Football is theultimate teamsport. Today, theywere the betterteam.MARIO MARRAOutstanding lineman

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    All-American: Jennifer Johnson, left, led the Simon Fraser University women to a seventh-place finish atthe NCAADivision II national cross-country championships in Louisville, Kentucky last weekend.

    X-country women seventh at NCAAs

    Simon Fraser University finishedseventh for a second consecutiveseason at the NCAA Division IIwomens cross-country champion-ships.

    The Great Northwest conferenceand West Region champion Clanwomen, finished ahead of all region-al competitors for a third straightmeet, edging Alaska Anchorage forseventh with an overall team timeof 1:51.39.9 at Tom Sawyer Park inLouisville, Kentucky on Saturday.

    We cant be disappointed finish-ing seventh because we were the No.1 team in the region, said SFU headcoach Brit Townsend. The coursewas slow, wet and muddy, so it was

    tailor-made for the tough mudders.We are a team of track athletes run-ning cross-country, so the coursereally slowed us down.

    Grad student Jennifer Johnsonand sophomore Rebecca Bassettboth earned All-American status,finishing 24th and 35th, respectivelyover the 5.78-kilometre distance.

    Johnson placed in the top-25 ina time of 21:57.10, while Bassettimproved on her finish from lastyears 134th placing.

    SFU also had strong showingsfrom the other team runners. JuniorKansas MacKenzie placed 45th,sophomore Peggy Noel was 49thand freshman Miryam Bassett fin-ished 72nd in a time of 22:05.80.

    Grand Valley State sophomoreKendra Foley was the individual

    womens champion in a winningtime of 21:05.80. Grand Valley alsowon the womens team title.

    The unseeded SFU mens teamfinished in 20th place overall.

    Oliver Jorgensen led the Clan,placing 75th overall in a time of32:18.20 in the 9.65km race.

    Our guys set a goal to makenationals this year, were unrankedcoming in, and then ran toughand strong to surprise everyone,Townsend said.

    SFU freshman Marc-AntoineRouleau finished 110th andCameronProceviat of Burnaby was rightbehind in 111th in the field of 245runners.

    Tabor Stevens of overall teamchampion Adams State won themens race in a time of 30:02.00.

    Tom Berridgesports editor

    Rebel boys win top-10 tourneyBurnaby South passed

    its first big test of the B.C.high school boys basket-ball season.

    The second-rankedRebels topped a stellar 16-team field, including eighttop-10 schools and twomore honourable men-tions, before eking outan 85-83 victory over No.10-ranked Oak Bay Bays

    in the championship finalof the Heritage KodiakKlassic tournament in PortMoody on Saturday.

    Jermaine Haley strokedthe game-winning three-pointer with less than aminute left to play andthenTyusBatisteansweredany chance of an Oak Baycomeback with a timelysteal in the final seconds togive South its fifth win ofthe season without a loss.

    Batiste led the way with

    26 points, 12 reboundsand five steals. Haley andNicolas Trninic added 23and 22 points, respective-ly. Roshan Bhatti chippedin with 10 boards.

    South opened with an87-62 win over unrankedCentennial. The Rebelsthen earned a spot in thesemifinals following an86-78 win in overtime overNo. 5 Vancouver College.

    Haley had a collosaldouble-double, pouring in

    47 points and grabbing 13boards. EJ Mabone helpedout with 14 points and sixrebounds.

    Junior guard StevenOropel also nailed a long-range three in OT to ice thewin for the varsity Rebels.

    It was a big LowerMainland game for usdown the stretch, saidSouths first-year varsityhead coach Mike Bell.

    Tom Berridgesports editor

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    South advanced to thetournament final with an81-62 win over the TerryFox Ravens on Friday.

    Haley had another bigdouble, including 41 pontsand 11 boards. Batiste wasMr. Everything for theRebels, contributing ninepoints, nine boards, sixsteals and six assists in thesemifinal contest.

    Earlier, No. 1-rankedWinston Churchill wasknocked off by the No. 6Ravens in the second roundof the Kodiak Klassic.

    We knew what kind ofteam Terry Fox was andwe took advantage of theirearly aggression, winningthe line battle which wewant to do every game,Bell said.

    The Rebels will hostthe annual Rod ThomsonMemorial hoop tourna-ment at Burnaby Southfrom Dec. 17 to 19.

    South:continued from page 31

    BASKETBALL

    Record win for Clan on Terry Fox nightSimon Fraser University

    did the memory of TerryFox proud, defeatingWestern WashingtonUniversity 122-118 for thefirst time in 15 years on thenight the Clan paid tributeto the Canadian hero.

    Prior to the tip-off, theuniversity honoured Foxby raising a banner withhis name and retired uni-form No. 4 to the WestGym rafters.

    Fox was a student ath-lete at SFU in the mid-1970s and played juniorvarsity basketball for theClan before losing his legto bone cancer at the ageof 18.

    Fox began his Marathonof Hope in the spring of1980 a journey he wouldnever finish but whichhas inspired others andraised more than $600 mil-lion worldwide for cancerresearch.

    We got an emotionallift from the ceremony withthe Fox family honouringTerry and a lot of energyfrom the crowd, said SFUhead coach James Blake ina Clan press release.

    Sango Niang led theClan with 29 points andseven assists, while JustinCole and Roderick Evans-Taylor added 20 and 18

    points, respectively, in theteams Great Northwestconference season opener.

    SFU, which came intothe game averaging a con-ference-best 126.7 pointsper game, combined withWWU for a record 240combined points, the mostpoints ever in a single GreatNorthwest game.

    SFU shot close to 57 percent from the field, includ-ing 52.2 per cent fromthree-point land.

    Western Washingtonhad three players scoremore than 20 points,including career-highs of27 points and 20 reboundsby Viking forward AnyeTurner.

    The 122 points was themost ever allowed by theVikings in school history.

    Earlier, red-shirt sopho-more Hidde Vos came offthe bench with six three-pointers in a 123-116 lossto Notre Dame de Namurat the recent ThanksgivingClassic tournament inBelmont, California.

    Vos hit a pair of deepthrees in the final two min-utes, including a bombwith1:35 to play that pulled theClan to within two pointsof their hosts.

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    A bannernight:(from left)Terry Foxsfather RollieFox, brothersDarrell andFred withsister Judipose before agiant bannerwith TerrysNo. 4 thatwas raised inthe West Gymat the GreatNorthwestbasketballseasonopener onSaturday.

    Photo courtesy ofRon J. Hole/SFUAthletics

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