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  • FRIDAY JULY 31, 2015 LOCAL NEWS LOCAL MATTERS.

    NEWS 3 NEWS 5 COMMUNITY 10

    Local riding heats up Candidate passes away Top 5 things to do this long weekend

    Theres more at Burnabynow.com

    DistrictshowsitsprideCorneliaNaylorcnaylor@burnabynow.com

    Around 30 volunteers are at the SchoolDistrict No. 41s maintenance shop today(Friday) putting the finishing touches on theBurnaby school districts first-everVancouverPride Parade float.The local school district has participat-

    ed in the parade for the last two years, butits entries consisting of groups of trust-ees, teachers, students and parents march-ing beside decorated school district vehicles werent exactly fabulous.Shortly after the last year, we got a lot of

    comments from all of our partner groupsthat we should have maybe a better presence

    than what we had last year and the year be-fore that, trustee GaryWong told theNOW.Most people felt it was lacking.The outcome of those discus-

    sions is this years float: a 20-foot trailer decorated in thestyle of a traditional classroom,complete with two rows of stu-dent desks, a teachers deskand a chalkboard with the linesDiversity is a beautiful thingwritten on it.District parent advisory coun-

    cil chair Jennifer Mezei came up with class-room idea, according toWong, and DPACvolunteers will pitch in decorating the floatand walking in the parade.

    CUPE has also donated time haulingdesks and other old classroom equipmentout of storage for the parade entry.Trustees, meanwhile, have donated 5,000

    Frooties candies to hand out during the pa-rade.All that remained Friday was to jazz upthe float with banners, bunting and flags.

    Involvement in the parade isa way to showcase what thelocal school district stands for,according toWong.I think it demonstrates our

    commitment to human rightsand that Burnaby schoolswelcome all students and wedont screen our student for

    things like sexual orientationand everyones welcome and we provide asafe and caring learning environment for allour students,Wong said.

    Burnaby school district has created its first-ever floatfor theVancouver Pride Parade this weekend

    BACKTOSCHOOL? From left, trusteeGaryWong,CUPEpresidentPaul Simpson, assistant superintendentRobertoBombelli, communicationsmanagerJodieWilson, student safety coordinator SuzanneVardyandboardchair RonBurton rideSD41s first-ever VancouverPrideParade float. PHOTOCORNELIANAYLOR

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    JenniferMoreaujmoreau@burnabynow.com

    The National Energy Board has askedthe City of Burnaby to help provide po-lice for the September Kinder Morganhearings, but the city has said no.The board asked for seven RCMP of-

    ficers and one field supervisor and of-fered to cover the costs, but Burnaby de-clined in a July 29 letter.It is with regret that the City of

    Burnaby will not be able to authorizethe reallocation of police resources fromthe Burnaby detachment for the servic-es requested, wrote Lambert Chu, thecitys deputy manager. The reassign-ment of seven police officers plus onesupervisor to the hearings would reducethe operational strength of the Burnabydetachment and compromise its abilityto respond to major emergencies and tomaintain public safety during these situ-ations.Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan and

    the RCMP could not be reached for im-mediate comment, but city lawyer GregMcDade criticized the NEBs police re-quest.The reason why they need the po-

    lice is to keep the public out, he toldtheNOW, adding that the NEB issued aruling banning the public from sitting inon the hearing.The only people allowedto attend will be actual intervenors, andtheyve limited them to two people perintervenor, he explained.What kind of a public hearing is it

    where you are keeping the public outand you are so afraid of the public at-tending, youre asking for police pres-ence, youre asking for armed guardsto keep the public away from the boardpanel? he said. What are they afraidof?

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    JenniferMoreaujmoreau@burnabynow.com

    The newly formed federal riding ofBurnaby North-Seymour will be the oneto watch in the next election, as things areshaping up to be a tight race in the ridingthat combines half of an NDP strongholdwith a traditionally right-leaning piece of theNorth Shore.The writ may be dropped asearly as this weekend, but these candidatesare already in campaign mode. Conflictingpolls show the Liberals, Conservatives andNDP all have a decent shot at winning.

    LIBERALS

    According to the Liberals internal poll-ing for the riding, conducted roughly sevenmonths ago, the Grits were in the lead with33 per cent, trailed by the Conservativeswith 31 per cent, the NDP with 26 per cent,while the Greens, who did not have a candi-date at the time, had 11 per cent.Liberal candidateTerry Beech said his

    campaign has looked at the voting historyin the new riding (from superimposing thenew boundaries over past election results),and never in the history of that riding wouldthe area have gone to the NDP.When you look at the numbers, they

    cant take any more votes from the Liberalsthan they al-ready did inthe last elec-tion, Beechsaid. In 2004and 2006,this riding with the votescounted as

    they have been would have been Liberal, and in 2008 and2011, it would have been Conservative.Al-though the NDP does consistently well inthe riding, it seems to be theres 4,000 or5,000 votes that switch between the Liberalsand the Conservatives that the NDP wouldhave to go after in order to have a chanceat winning.As of the last election, the onlypoints those could come from is the Con-servative base.The Grits are already zeroing in on Burn-

    aby North-Seymour, and leader JustinTrudeau has made two Burnaby visits re-cently the last on July 23 to thank volun-teers.Beech also pointed out that the ridings

    candidates are all newcomers and theToryand NDP incumbents have decided to runelsewhere.

    CONSERVATIVES

    Conservative candidate Mike Little hasbeen door-knocking since January, but hehas not done any riding-specific polling.What weve mostly been focusing on

    is re-identifying the vote that we identifiedin 2011, Little said. In 2011, obviouslythere was a campaign with Ronald Leung,and they identified quite a few Conserva-tive supporters, so our focus is to re-identi-fy support.Little also noted PrimeMinister Stephen

    Harper came to the riding. (Harper went toa North Shore secondary school in April.)Hopefully, well have him back before

    the election, but its obviously going to be afocus riding for us, he said.

    NEWDEMOCRATS

    NewDemocrat Carol Baird Ellan, a re-tired judge, started door-knocking in ear-nest two months ago. She said her par-ty has not done any internal polling, butshe pointed to an InsightsWest poll in May,commissioned by the Dogwood Initiative.The results put the NDP in the lead with35 per cent, the Greens second with 19 percent, and theTories third at 15 per cent.(The Liberals barely registered with just sixper cent.)We see polls from time to time. Its in-

    teresting to see how they vary almost basedon whos conducting them sometimes. Cer-tainly, what were hearing at the door is agroundswell of support behind the NDPandTomMulcair, she said.Baird Ellan said she wasnt nervous the

    new riding would tip to the right.Were not concerned about that, partic-

    ularly given what were hearing on the door-step in NorthVancouver, she said. Wehear people saying all the time, Ive alwaysvoted Conservative, and Im voting for youthis time.

    GREENS

    SFU professor Lynne Quarmby said theGreens have done some internal polling.

    She declined to discuss specifics but saidthe results were close to the InsightsWestpoll, which put the Greens in second with19 per cent of the vote, much higher thantheir typical four per cent.If you look at my trend line, Im going

    up,Quarmby said. This is going to be atight race. I think its going to be really hardto call.Quarmby, whos been door-knocking

    since spring, is up against voters who dontwant to split the left and letHarper back in.The strongest message

    Im getting on the door-step is: I think youre great.I think youre the strongestcandidate. I love what youstand for, but Im not sure Ican vote for you, because Imworried about Harper gettingre-elected, she said. I thinkIm strong enough that itsnot about splitting. Im a seri-ous contender.Quarmby said the riding would be inter-

    esting and difficult to call, even in the elev-enth hour.

    ONE EXPERTSOPINION

    But who believes polls anymore?DougMcArthur, head of SFUs school

    of public policy, noted Burnaby North-Sey-

    mour is a swing riding, but he takes all pollswith a grain of salt.The Liberals internal poll used interac-

    tive voice response technology, meaning re-spondents never spoke to an actual human.McArthur said thats the least reliablemethod because its hard to know how rep-resentative the sample size is.The smallerthe sample size, the less reliable the resultsare, he noted. (The InsightWest poll onlyhad 301 participants in the riding.)

    I think what you can sayis we know the Liberals areclaiming theyre doing quitewell, the NDP claims theyredoing quite well. I wouldguess that fits the notion ofthis as a competitive constitu-ency, he said.Nationally, the Liberals and

    the Conservatives have beenon the decline since January,while the NDP has pickedup considerably, accordingto CBCs poll tracker, which

    combines all major public opinion polls.TheTories made gains in July, but they

    were tied with the NDP at press time; bothhad 31.6 per cent and neither with enoughseats to form a majority government.

    BurnabyshapingupasabattlegroundFEDERALELECTION2015

    Tight race is unfolding as new riding boundaries have changed the face of a former NDP stronghold

    NDP:CarolBairdEllanwithNDP leaderTomMulcair, right, duringaMarchvisitbyMulcair, in town to talk abouthis small business strategy.PHOTONOWFILES

    Liberal:TerryBeech (withmicrophone)duringa recent visit fromLiberal leaderJustinTrudeau (rear left) tohisBurnabycampaignoffice. PHOTOCONTRIBUTED

    Conservative:MikeLittle (centre)withPrimeMinister StephenHarper andhiswife, Laureen. PHOTOCONTRIBUTED

    Green:LynneQuarmbysaysher support is trendingupwards inBurnabyNorth-Seymour. PHOTONOWFILES

    Itsobviouslygoing tobeafocusriding

    Iwouldguessthatts the

    notionof thisasacompetitiveconstituency.

    COMMENTON THIS STORY

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  • 4 FRIDAY July 31, 2015 BurnabyNOW

    Newsnow

    Vancouver and Burna-by are the only districts withentries in the parade, butthats not because theyrethe only ones committed tocelebrating diversity relat-ed to sexual orientation, ac-cording toWong.There are a lot of oth-

    er school districts that dohave similar policies to whatwe have, he said. I wouldthink that, because werein the Lower Mainland, itmight be a little bit easierfor us to participate in theparade as opposed to some

    that arent as close to whatsgoing on. But I certainlywould welcome more school

    districts to participate.Costs for the districts in-

    volvement will be minimal,

    Wong said, with $200 forthe parade entry fee andabout $75 for a barbecueFriday for volunteers.Anyone interested in join-

    ing the school district entryin the parade can meet thegroup onThurlow Streetbetween Haro and Robsonstreets by 10:30 a.m.Dont expect a ride on the

    float, though. School districtinsurance doesnt cover any-one who might be injuredriding on the float, so thedesks will remain as emp-ty as they usually are duringthe summer months.

    Burnabycelebratesdiversity, inclusion

    Fab float:TheBurnaby schooldistricts first-ever float for theVancouverPrideParade featuresa traditionalclassroom, completewithdesksandachalkboard PHOTOCORNELIANAYLOR

    I certainlywouldwelcomemoreschooldistrictstoparticipate.

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    Aman shot and killed inVancouver Monday nightwas facing a manslaughtercharge in the fatal shootingof a Burnaby man last fall.Samir Mokhtar, 20, was

    found dead on the side ofthe road on Seaforth Drivenear Rupert Street inVan-couver shortly after 9 p.m.Monday after police re-ceived several reports ofgunfire in the area.Mokhtar was on bail on a

    manslaughter charge stem-ming from the fatal shootingof 20-year-old Aladdin Ra-

    madan outside a Burnabyresidence in the 2000 blockof Rosser Avenue on Sept.24, 2014.A Canada-wide war-

    rant for Mokhtar was issuedshortly after the shooting,but theVancouver residentfled the country. He resur-faced three months later atthe Seattle-Tacoma Interna-tional Airport on Dec. 10,2014, when he was detainedby U.S. Customs and Bor-der Protection officers andturned over to Canadianauthorities.

    Police are treating his kill-ing as targeted but have yetto determine a motive.There are theories being

    developed, but (it) would beinappropriate for me to dis-cuss those at this time,Van-couver Police DepartmentConst. Brian MontagueMontague told theVancou-ver Sun in an email.By press timeThursday,

    no arrests had been made inconnection with Mondaysshooting.

    with files from theVancouver Sun

    Slainmanwasfacingmanslaughtercharge

    Shewasareal teamplayerAn outspoken trustee

    candidate in Burnabys lastmunicipal election has died.Maria Parente, a candi-

    date with the Burnaby FirstCoalition, died at age 61 atRoyal Columbian Hospi-tal Monday, two weeks af-ter being diagnosed with ametastizing cancer.Her strength honestly

    amazed me more than any-thing, Parentes daughterJulia told theNOW. Shestill continued to be a moth-

    er even lying in that bed,and it just blew mymind. She caredabout us so much.Nick Kvenich,

    a fellow BFC can-didate, had knownParente since theirhigh school daysin EastVancouveratTempleton Sec-ondary.She was a real

    team player, he said, andMaria was obviously one

    who spoke her mind.Parente is sur-

    vived by her hus-band,Nicola; chil-dren Giuseppe,Julia and Julian;and three grand-children.A servicefor Parente will beheld Aug. 6 at 10a.m. at Holy CrossParish in Burnaby(1450 Delta Ave.).

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    ThenationseyesmaybeonBurnabyAll eyes, it seems,may

    well be on Burnaby comefederal election night.If the local parties con-

    cerned are to be believed,the newly drawn riding ofBurnaby North-Seymourmay well be one of the na-tions horse races.Lets be clear up front.

    Were more than a littleskeptical of the numbers in-volved we tend to distrustinternal party polling, andthe numbers being bandiedabout by the Liberals are

    seven months old (which, inpolitical terms,might wellbe several lifetimes ago).But the principle behind

    them is nonetheless intrigu-ing.There was certainly a

    time, not so long ago, whenno one would have muchquestioned what the votersof Burnaby North woulddo. (Does the name SvendRobinson ring any bells?)But now, thanks to a rid-

    ing boundary shakeup, wehave the traditionally leftist

    territory of Burnaby joiningforces with the traditionallyright-of-centre North Shore which pretty much makesthis one an anything goessituation.Adding to the intrigue

    is the fact that every sin-gle candidate in the ridingis new, since the citys NewDemocrat incumbents arerunning elsewhere (Ken-nedy Stewart in BurnabySouth and Peter Julian inNewWestminster-Burna-by). Not to mention the fact

    that the federal landscapehas changed rather signifi-cantly since the last election,when the late Jack Laytonled his NDP to an unprec-edented Orange Crushand Liberal leader Michael

    Ignatieff went down to in-glorious defeat. Replacethose two leaders withTomMulcair and JustinTrudeau,respectively, and youvejust shaken up the picture awhole lot more.But what will this all

    mean for Burnaby?Whoever wins, we at least

    hope that the possibility ofa three- or four-horse racemay motivate people to getto the polls.Too often, it seems, voters

    can become apathetic when

    the outcome seems foreor-dained.Maybe, just maybe, the

    thought that this riding isanyones to win will moti-vate voters to turn out in re-cord numbers.And maybe, just maybe, a

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    After the tsunami

    Coal industryboostsB.C.Many municipalities and

    their residents might be sur-prised by the scale of coalindustry spending that goeson in their own backyards,including those in Met-roVancouver far from themines themselves, such asBurnaby.While the 26,000 jobs

    and $3.2 billion annual-ly in economic activity thatthe industry is responsiblefor might be better knownpublicly, a recent survey ofspending by Coal Alliancemember mines and termi-nals reveals that more thanhalf of B.C.s communitiesand thousands of business-es across the province werethe beneficiaries of $5.16billion in spending on goodsand services between 2010and 2014.Across MetroVancou-

    ver, the figure amountedto more than $2.1 billion spending that generates taxrevenue which in turn helpspay for many of the munici-pal services we depend on.In Burnaby, spending by

    Coal Alliance members to-taled $130.4 million overthe five-year period.Much of this spending

    is with small and medium-sized businesses that sup-ply equipment, materialsand services for daily op-erations everything fromenvironmental consultantsand equipment manufactur-ers to local catering servic-es.The economic benefits ofcoal filter into a huge cross-section of B.C. society.But the benefits of coal

    go well beyond the econom-ic arguments.The fact is,

    we all rely on B.C.s coal in-dustry in much more di-rect ways as well.Most ofthe coal mined here in ourprovince is steel-makingcoal, and steel is an essentialpart of our daily lives.With the holiday weekend

    upon us, take a momentand think about it.Is camping in one of Brit-

    ish Columbias scenic parkspart of your plan? Every-thing from the tent trailerand the car hauling it, to theportable barbecue and thepots and cutlery youll eatwith has steel in it.Maybe roughing it isnt

    in your plans. Instead youllhead out onto the oceanor one of the thousandsof lakes in B.C. for a littleboating or fishing.Think ofall the items that need steel,from the boats engine tothe hooks that will bring inthe big catch.It could be that relaxing

    and doing a little backyardgardening is all you plan todo this summer.Well, every-thing from garden tools tothe water faucet at the endof your hose is made withsteel.The point is, steel is part

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    Senate move is justdeflection by HarperDear EditorWhenever politicianswant to shiftpublic attention away from their own failures,they invariably choose to toss theball intosomeoneelses court.Christy Clark did it to theMayors Council

    regarding transit funding, andStephenHarperis doing it to provincial premierswhenhe saysamoratoriumonappointments will force theprovinces to come to gripswith thequestionof Senate reform/abolishment.Harper stoppedmakingSenate appoint-

    ments twoyears ago. If he trulywanted toachieve anational consensus, hehas hadat least thatmuch time to convenea FirstMinisters Conference to launcha consultativeprocess. But, of course, hehas consistentlydeclined tomeetwithprovincial premiers as agroup for the last six years.That suggests he really isnt interested in

    what theyhave to say about anything.Bill BrassingtonSr., Burnaby

    Burnaby gets fundsfor library, trails

    HarmelGuramGreat attempt tobuyvoteswith ourmoney even though theFeds are onpace to add$1billion toour debt. Butwell take theupgradesas they are better than thenothingthat theyve given thepast decade thattheyvebeen inpower.

    bill smithWow, great news... Ive seena lot of federalmoneybeing spentaround the lowermainlandover thelast 6~7 years. If somebodywas so in-clined to calculate it, I wouldbewillingtobet thatweare on-par (per person)with federal spendingback east...maybe evenhigher. Traditionally, thishas never been the case.Sameaspolitical representation. Ithink that theupcoming electionwillbe the first one inBCs entire his-tory that our voteswill be equal to anOntario orQuebec vote thanks to theadditional 6BC ridings.

    City of Burnaby isfriendly to developers

    @edmondsburnaby@BurnabyNOW_NewsNocomment.Morepolitical spin.What is Burnabys ecological footprint&GHG targets?Do they exist?

    @WyattTessari @edmondsburnaby@BurnabyNOW_NewsPart of issueis cities are addicted todevelopmentcash&property taxes. Needmunicipalfunding redesign.

    What would watermeters cost Burnaby?

    RealName when the youngpeoplecant afford to start a family in vancou-ver or burnaby, theyre asked tomoveout to langley or somewhere furtherinto the valleywhere accommodationsaremuchmore affordable.these self entitledpeople somehowthink theydeserve to live onprime realestate anddevelopers, property own-ers and taxpayers should subsidizethem.

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    request, the police were re-quired to attend the hear-ings, liaise with the boardssecurity advisor and con-duct security rounds.TheRCMP were to respond toany serious incidents, inju-ries or criminal activity, askfor backup if needed anddebrief the NEBs security.Tara ODonovan, an

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    has no legal authority tocompel Burnaby to supplypolice, but the board has anobligation under the Cana-da Labour Code to conducta security assessment priorto the hearing to ensure staffwill be safe.When askedabout anticipated securitythreats, ODonovan notedthe various disruptions onBurnabyMountain. (Lastfall, more than 100 peoplewere arrested while protest-ing Kinder Morgans surveywork on the mountain.)Our hope is people will

    be respectful of those whocome to present their finalarguments,ODonovanadded. This is intervenorsfinal opportunity to presentface-to-face to the board.Hearing sessions for the

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    What were some ofyourmusical influencesgrowing up?ACDC, Jimi Hendrix,

    Steve RayVaughan and ev-erything else thats good,but those guys definitely.AndMetallica.

    You had a fear of per-forming live well intoyour late 20s.How did

    you get over that?I just was kind of tired of

    being all nervous about it.Afriend of mine had a showand it was an open mike. Igot to the open mike, playedhalf decent and decided itwasnt really that bad. I waswatching other people andalways admiring other peo-ple for getting up there andwishing I had the courage.I was like, well, I can, I justneed to go do it and get overit. So I did. Itwas great, Ifelt like a mil-lion bucks. Ifeel like a mil-lion buckspretty well ev-ery time I perform, and es-pecially the ones where Imreally able to let it hang outand Im not worried aboutwhat people are thinkingand I just do my thing. Itsusually when I play my best.

    As a blues and rockguitarist, what can con-cert-goers expect of yourfirst Burnaby show?Im going to freak out up

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    time. Im going to try andput on a pretty diverse, dy-namic, like no-hold-barredkind of show.Well see whathappens (laughs), you nev-er know. Just a good timeand good vibes. I think thebands getting to a pointwhere weve played enoughtogether now that well beable to really crush a goodblues set. For a long time, itwas just me, solo, doing 95per cent of the gigs myself.

    Its new terri-tory and its areally big fes-tival that Ivewanted to bein for a longtime.

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    on the posters, but its moreafterwards that you reallythink about who you playedwith.

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    way farther than it is. I haveno desire to live a normallife. I want to do this until Idie. B.B.King, what did hedie when he was 89? And heperformed until six monthsbefore he died.Thats what

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    BMW MuseumThe adjacent BMWMuseumalso designedby Schwanzer and built in1972accepts visitors on adaily basis. Bringing togetherdecades of BMWmemorabilia,the Museum provides aretrospective on BMWs past and alook into the future, contemplatingtopics that go beyond the automotiveworld, into the realms of communicationand society at large.

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    Located a little over half an hour fromFranz Josef Strauss Airport by car or train,BMWs Munich headquarters combines fouroperations: the automakers head ofce,a multifunctional customer-experiencecentre known as BMWWelt (or World inEnglish), BMWMuseum, and the Munichassembly plant.

    Ive been to BMW headquarters severaltimes in the past, but this recent trip

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    What is your favorite sea-sonal fruit purchase? Formany, it is peaches. Believedto have originated in Chi-na more than 4,000 yearsago, peaches now make upa large portion of the freshfruit crop sales in BritishColumbia.Similar to many tree

    fruits, peaches will ripen af-ter they have been picked;however, they will typical-ly not get any sweeter.Thesweetness level will be de-termined by whether thepeaches were allowed togrow to maturity on thetree.Although maturi-ty and ripeness may soundthe same, a mature fruit isdescribed as one that hasgrown to a degree that al-lows it to ripen.The ripe-ness of fruit focuses moreon the texture appeal.Max-imum sweetness levels willdevelop on the tree, whilethe juiciness and softnesswill continue to evolve afterthey have been harvested.Peaches obviously of-

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    ChasinggoldontheyellowbrickroadLast-second score by Burnaby rugby player in semifinal gave Canada a shot at PanAm Games gold medalTomBerridgetberridge@burnabynow.com

    Admir Cejvanovic founda PanAm gold medal at theend of his yellow brick road.The 25-year-old rugby 7s

    national team player sharedthat medal with an enthusi-astic 20,000-strong PanAmGames host crowd inTo-ronto following Canadas22-19 victory over Argenti-na on July 12.I just jumped into the

    air.The satisfaction ofknowing (we had won gold)was phenomenal.We allwent nuts, just losing it. Itwas pretty cool, said Cejva-novic.But earlier in the day, ev-

    erything was not unfoldingaccording to the game planfor the Burnaby CentralSecondary grad.Leading 12-5 in Canadas

    semifinal against the Unit-ed States, Cejvanovic drewa yellow card onAmeri-cas game-tying try, en-abling the U.S. to take a sev-en-point lead while the 6-3,240-pound forward cooledhis heels in the sin bin.When the Burnaby prod-

    uct returned to the field hetold his team captain hewanted the ball.I had to make up for

    that (penalty), Cejvanovicsaid.With less than a minute

    left to play and the scoreknotted at 19-19, Canada

    pinned the U.S. in their ownhalf and were eventuallyawarded a five-metre scrum.The Americans came

    away with a tap penalty, butMack stole the ball in con-tact and got it to teammateJohnMoonlight, who re-layed the pill to a chargingCejvanovic.I saw my gap, put my

    head down, kept my feetmoving and put the balldown (in the end zone),said Cejvanovic of his game-winning score.To me it was crazy. I

    went from I dont think Illever play rugby again, toputting my team into thecritical gold-medal game,he said.For those who grew up

    with the Burnaby product,the outcome at the PanAmsdoes not sound so fantastic.In 2008, Cejvanovic

    made a bet with Grade 12schoolmate and multi-sportathlete Ross Enns that hecould put the shot farther ina head-to-head contest. Ce-jvanovic won the bet andlater that spring came out ofnowhere to capture the shotput gold medal at the B.C.high school track and fieldchampionships.My big thing was I was

    so competitive I had toprove that I could pick up aball or do this sport and begood at it, he said.With the help of throws

    coach Don Steen, Cejva-

    novic worked on his tech-nique and went from amodest provincial qualifierto a champion with a win-ning heave of 15.51 metreson his second throw at thechampionships.Cejvanovic had long been

    told he was a raw talent, butit was his search for perfec-tion that made all the dif-ference.He started with soccer

    before trying every othersport basketball, wrestling,football it all helped to get

    him ready for his biggestchallenge yet on the rugbypitch.Just out of school, he won

    a national championshipwith B.C.s under-18 rug-by team.As a 20-year-old, he went

    to play rugby in Australiafor a season.But back at the Burnaby

    Lake Rugby Club, he stillplayed backup to the agelessWorld Cup veteran ColinMcKenzie.

    The road togold:AdmirCejvanovicofBurnaby scoresCanadas game-winning try against theUnitedStates in the semifinals at thePanAmGames inToronto. Canadawenton to claim thegoldmedal overArgentinaat theGames. PHOTOCOURTESYJOSROMELOLAGMAN

    Lakers falter in leaduptoseniorAplayoffsWorst-case scenerio could see Burnaby club losing a spot inWLA post season to Maple Ridge and LangleyTomBerridgetberridge@burnabynow.com

    In the words of actorSteve McQueen in the 1966movie The Sand Pebbles, Iwas almost home, what thehell happened.The Burnaby Lakers are

    now in a similar situationfollowingTuesdays 9-6 lossto Maple Ridge at home.Leading 6-2 midway

    through the second peri-od BurnabysWestern La-crosse Association playoffhopes suddenly came crash-ing down upon them.The Burrards took advan-

    tage of a retaliatory slash-ing penalty and turnedtheir game around on firststar BenMcInoshs first ofthree goals in the must-winmatchup.We definitely knew we

    didnt play well in the firstperiod, said Burrards rook-ie Connor Goodwin. Ev-eryone was talking about it,either start playing or weregoing home.Maple Ridge added a tal-

    ly on the extra-man andGoodwin drew the visitorsto within a goal, before set-ting upMcIntosh for thegame-tying counter just be-fore the second period end-

    ed.In the final frame,Ma-

    ple Ridge blanked the Lak-ers with three unansweredmarkers.Burnaby opened the first

    period, scoring four timeson a dozen shots, whileTyeBelanger was solid in goal,allowing just one MapleRidge marker on 11 shots.Robert Church registered

    a hat trick for Burnaby in

    the first 29 minutes of thecontest.But all that good ball

    sense was abandoned in thesecond half of the game inno small part to indifferentdefensive markings and un-disciplined penalties, almostall of which the Burrardstook advantage of.We felt we had a bad pe-

    riod and I think (the Lak-ers) felt they had won the

    game, said Goodwin.With the win,Ma-

    ple Ridge drew even withthe Lakers with 18 pointsapiece.Burnaby closed out its

    regular season against NewWestminster onThursday(afterNOW deadlines).Langley complicated mat-

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    It was frustrating. Iwanted to play (B.C.) Bears,Canada, but I had to crackthe Burnaby Lake lineup,he said.In the 2014/15 season,

    he struggled with injuries,and following an ill-ad-vised comeback against theUBC Ravens, was knockedout just minutes after beingsubbed on to the field.After that, I realized I

    had to take a step back,something was not goingright, he said.Cejvanovic stopped play-

    ing rugby altogether forthree months and concen-trated on fitness.He took on a physical

    trainer at Fortius in Burna-by who reshaped how Ce-jvanovic approached train-ing.Instead of being this

    strong kid, I became a morebalanced player, Cejva-novic said.He returned to the pitch

    and helped lead BurnabyLake to a 9-1 season, andto within a point of beatingchampion James Bay in theprovincial final.His play caught the eye of

    Canadas head coach Kier-an Crowley and an invita-tion to a selection camp be-

    came available.At the camp, Cejvanovic

    enquired about a later na-tional 7s camp, but was toldby coaches it was closed.Undeterred, Cejvanovic

    scored a game-turning tryfor the B.C. Selects thatstaged an upexpected winover Canada Probables atthe camp.Crowley approached the

    husky Burnaby back rowforward again and said,You know that 7s campI told you was closed, itsopen for you now,Cejva-novic said.Seven representative 7s

    appearances later, Cejva-novic is now setting hissights on the 2016 OlympicGames in Rio de Janeiro.Canada still needs to

    qualify for the Games, butthe burly forward is readyfor the challenge.With 10World Rugby

    7s tournaments on the cir-cuit next season, including afirst-time stop inVancouver,Cejvanovic is pumped.It will be huge for me,

    he said. Canada needs tobe in the Olympics.A year ago, I didnt think

    I would be sitting in thegold-medal game and help-ing my team win, but I did.

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    The No. 1-ranked Co-quitlamAdanacs madeshort work of the Delta Is-landers in the B.C. JuniorLacrosse League best-of-seven final.The As swept the Delta

    club in four straight games,winning their seventh con-secutive playoff title follow-ing a 16-8 win in LadneronTuesday.Coquitlam put up big

    numbers in the final three

    games of the series, almostdoubling the Islanders inoverall goal output, aftergetting by Delta 9-8 in theopener on July 22.Kitchener-Waterloo

    product Chris Cloutier,who led the Ontario ju-nior A league in scoringbefore being picked up byCoquitlam, led the Adan-acs with a playoff-high 40points and 23 goals, aver-aging nearly five pops pergame.Cole Shafer also cashed

    in for Coquitlam with 15

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    tian Del Bianco topped theplayoffs with a 0.825 savepercentage.OnMonday, the junior

    As took a stranglehold onthe series with a 17-6 winin Coquitlam.Cloutier had a monster

    game for the regular-sea-son champs, tallying 11 to-tal points, including a sharein a game-high five goalsapiece with Shafer.Burnaby pickup Danny

    Spagnuolo scored six goalsand garnered 10 points forthe Islanders in the play-offs, including a hat trick inthe fourth and final gameof the series.The Adanacs move on to

    a best-of-five regional serieswith the Okotoks Raiders,the winner of the RockyMountain junior A playoffs,beginning onAug. 6.The winner of that series

    will advance to the Min-to Cup against the playoffchampion of the Ontarioleague.

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    the team with the most wins overall in theregular season would win out, said leaguecommissioner ErnieTruant.With all three teams currently tied with

    nine victories, the team with the most winsover the rest of those tied would prevail.In this case, the three-team deadlock is

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    playoff picture and Langley andMapleRidge claiming the third and fourth placesin league standings.If Burnaby defeated NewWestminster in

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