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Bird of Prey

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                                                                         10 BUSINESS
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summer 2010 Vol 3/issue 2
S U M M E R 2010                         v o l U M E 0 3 n U M B E R 02

    I n - F lI G H T R E v I E W M A G A Z I n E         04         eDItOrIAL                                                                  On the COver:
                                                                    DANIEL SITNAM, pRESIDENT AND cEo oF HELIJET                                Pacific Northwest Raptors
   Publisher/editor Garth Eichel                                                                                                               in Duncan is home to a variety
          Art Director Alice Young                                                                                                             of birds of prey, including the
                                                         06         DAYPLAnner                                                                 Common Barn Owl. Though
  Office Manager Adele Landree
                                                                    Local Festivals & Events                                                   widespread throughout the
                                                                                                                                               world, Vancouver Island is
                            Contributors                                                                                                       at the northern fringe of
                                                         08         heLIJet PrOFILe                                                            the barn owl’s range.
                              Garth Eichel
                                                                    Employee Bio – “Rotor”                                                     pHoTo: ISTock pHoTo
                          Tristin Hopper                            BY SuE DENIM
                             kevin House
                         Sue kernaghan
                        David Nicholson
                                Jay Minter
                       “Rotor” (the cat)
                           Daniel Sitnam
                                                           10       rAPtOr resOrt
                                                                    Birds of prey find sanctuary and purpose at pacific
                                                                    Northwest Raptors in Duncan.
                                                                    BY SuE kERNAGHAN
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                                                                                                                                                                              Summer 2010

                             FRoM THE coMpANY

                                                                                                                                                                             Helijet Flightseeing Tours
                           Scenic Summer
                           Helijet’s scenic tours are an easy way
                           to make the most of your summer.
                           BY DANIEL SITNAM, pRESIDENT AND cEo, HELIJET
                                                                                                                                                     ABOVE & BEYOND
                           It MIght seeM ODD to admit this,                                                      Helijet also operates other
                           but I don’t look forward to                                                       scenic flights, including
                           Summer! unlike Most British                                                       Crown Mountain, Lion’s Peak,
                           columbians, I find it difficult to bid                                            and our Coastal scenic tour.
                           farewell to the rain and gloom of                                                     All these flight-seeing tours
                           winter and welcome the sunny                                                      are operated using our spacious
                           days of summer. Still, I promise                                                  five-passenger Bell 206L
                           myself that “this is the year”                                                    LongRanger, which gives every-
                           to get out with friends and                                                       one aboard an unparalleled
                           family and really enjoy what                                                      view not found in other aircraft.
                           this gorgeous province offers            Above: Helijet’s Bell 206L LongRanger    What’s more, every guest has
                           in summer.                                                                        their own headset so they can
                               Well, that is the plan I attempt     The Lions, before returning to           speak with the pilot and each
                           to hatch every year, but to no avail     Vancouver via capilano Lake.             other as points of interest come
                           as weekend after weekend is upon             Alternatively, the greater           into view.
                           me before I know it, and I haven’t       vancouver scenic is a spectacular            Finally, we have our new
                           done a fraction of the leisure           30-minute tour that provides             Fisherman’s Wharf victoria
                           activities I planned. I don’t think      an airborne perspective of the           Package, which departs daily
                           I’m alone; most of us feel a tinge       area’s most prominent sights.            from Vancouver Harbour at
                           of regret when September rolls           Lifting off past the iconic sails        11:00 on our scheduled service
                           around because we wish we had            of canada place, this flight heads       to Victoria. After a beautiful flight
                           done more to experience the place
                           where we live.
                               perhaps we don’t enjoy the
                                                                    past Stanley park and the Lions
                                                                    Gate Bridge towards Lighthouse
                                                                    park, before proceeding north
                                                                                                             across the Straits of Georgia and
                                                                                                             Juan de Fuca, our shuttle bus
                                                                                                             will deliver you to Fisherman’s
                                                                                                                                                         SPECTACULAR AERIAL TOURS
                           summer enough because organiz-           up Howe Sound with sights                Wharf where you can enjoy your          Come visit us this summer on GrouseMountain – The Peak of Vancouver and choose your flightseeing adventure!
                           ing leisure activities can be            of the majestic Stawamus chief           included, fresh catch of the day
                           somewhat onerous. For that               standing guard high above the            fish ’n’ chips at renowned Barb’s
                           reason, Helijet has developed a          town of Squamish. This flight is         place, and spend a few hours            CROWN MOUNTAIN                       LIONS PEAK TOUR                         COASTAL SCENIC TOUR
                           number of flight-seeing helicopter       remarkable for expansive moun-           strolling Victoria’s bustling
                                                                                                                                                     TOUR                                 An extended version of the              An exciting journey over
                           tours that are designed to elimi-        tain vistas and aerial views of          waterfront before your afternoon                                             Crown Mountain Tour with the            Vancouver’s Coastal Mountains
                           nate the hassle of planning a local          West coast rainforest.               return flight                           A breathtaking mountain tour
                           adventure. Departing from the                And new this summer is our               The nice thing about all            that includes flying over the        additional experience of flying         and its breathtaking city
                           Downtown Vancouver Heliport,             Over Burrard Inlet 30-minute             these tour packages is that you         peaks of Crown, Goat, and            between the famous twin                 coastline. The tour includes
                           or from atop Grouse Mountain,            tour, which takes off daily from         don’t have to do a thing other
                                                                                                                                                     Grouse Mountains                     peaks of The Lions                      Grouse Mountain and The
                           we offer a number of scenic              the Vancouver Harbour Heliport           than show up. Whatever tour                                                                                          Lions, Cypress Bowl, English
                           tours, including:                        at 10:30. This flight passes over        you choose, you can be sure
                               the West Coast spectacular,          Burrard Inlet, along the rugged          the flight will provide you, your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bay, Stanley Park, and
                           which is a grand 20-minute local         coastline to Horseshoe Bay,              family and friends with an                                                                                           downtown Vancouver
                           flight past Stanley park, over the       between the twin peaks of The            amazing and unforgettable
                           Lions Gate Bridge, then along the        Lions and over capilano Lake,            experience this summer – one
                           rugged coastline to Horseshoe            before winding its way up valleys        you can enjoy right in your                                            Call Helijet Charters for more information:
                           Bay, up to the twin peaks of             to the top of Grouse Mountain.           own backyard.

                                                                                                                                                                                    helijet.com 1.800.987.4354
                           Weather permitting, downtown Heliport flight-seeing tours depart every day at 09:30, 10:00 and 10:30.
                           Reservations are recommended. Grouse Mountain tours depart daily between 11:00 and 18:00 from the
                           helipad near the Peak Chalet. Seating is on a first-come, first-served walk-up basis; reservations are not accepted.
                           For more information, please call Helijet Charters at 1.800.987.4354.
                                       EVENTS cALENDAR

                             Vancouver                                                                    Victoria
                           continues    vAnCOUver InternAtIOnAL BIennALe                                   jun     InternAtIOnAL FLeet revIeW
                              to jun

                                        The Biennale is a free open-air exhibition featuring monumental
                                        public sculpture installations along the beaches, walking and
                                                                                                          09       Victoria will host more than its usual share of sailors
                                                                                                                   when ships from 28 different navies of the pacific Rim
                                        bike pathways of Vancouver. You’ll know it when you see it.
                                                                                                          14       arrive to celebrate the canadian Navy’s centennial.

                               jun      vAnCOUver InternAtIOnAL
                                                                                                           jun     tD vICtOrIA InternAtIOnAL JAZZ FestIvAL
                             26         sOUth AsIAn FILM FestIvAL
                                        There’s more to South Asian Film than Bollywood.                  25       Victoria’s 10-day JazzFest hosts more than 400 jazz, blues
                                        visaff.com                                                        to jul   and worldbeat musicians at several venues
                                                                                                          04       around the capital.
                               jun      sCOtIABAnK vAnCOUver hALF MArAthOn 2010
                             27         All the fun and only half the suffering.
                                        canadarunningseries.com                                            jun     vICtOrIA PrIDe WeeK

                               jun      tD vAnCOUver InternAtIOnAL JAZZ FestIvAL
                                                                                                          27       Think pink and celebrate the gay and lesbian community
                                                                                                                   with a fabulous parade on July 4.
                                                                                                          to jul
                             25         Vancouver’s signature festival and British columbia’s
                                        biggest music showcase will animate the city with 1,800           04       victoriapridesociety.org
                              to jul

                             04         artists playing 400 concerts (including some free events)
                                        at 40 venues around town.
                                                                                                            jul    IDeAWAve
                                        coastaljazz.ca                                                    10       Here’s a thought: hold a conference in Victoria for hundreds

                                                                                                          11       of critical thinkers and see what they come up with.
                               jun      rIO tIntO ALCAn DrAgOn BOAt FestIvAL
                             18         North America’s largest dragon boat festival is both a race and
                                        a celebration, with live music, kids’ activities, and food from
                                                                                                            jul    tAste: vICtOrIA’s FestIvAL OF FOOD AnD WIne
                                                                                                                                                                                     See Soltonovich’s work at the TD Art Gallery
                             20         around the world expected to draw more than 120,000 fans to       15       unleash your inner sybarite at Victoria’s first annual festival
                                                                                                                   of food and wine.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Moss Street Paint-In, July 17, 2010.
                                        Vancouver’s False creek waterfront.
                                        dragonboatbc.ca                                                   18       victoriataste.com

                                                                                                            jul    tD Art gALLerY PAInt-In
                               jun      the rIDe tO COnQUer CAnCer
                             19         cyclists of all abilities take to the road on a two-day ride to   17       put on some sunscreen and go for a stroll in the name of
                                                                                                                   self-improvement at the 23rd Moss Street paint-In, the largest
                              to        help raise funds for cancer research, teaching, and treatment.
                                                                                                                   outdoor visual event on Vancouver Island.
                             20         conquercancer.ca

                                jul     vAnCOUver FOLK MUsIC FestIvAL                                      aug     sYMPhOnY sPLAsh
                             16         Jericho Beach park is the place to be for traditional and
                                        contemporary folk and roots music from around the world
                                                                                                          01       Victoria Symphony Splash is the largest annual outdoor
                                                                                                                   symphony event in canada, so you’ll want to arrive early
                             18         and across the street.
                                                                                                                   to stake out your spot on the Inner Harbour.

                                jul     CArIBBeAn DAYs FestIvAL                                             jul    CAnADA DrY vICtOrIA DrAgOn BOAt FestIvAL
                             24         Get your fix of tropical rhythms, music, dancing and food         10       paddlers from all over the pacific Northwest compete

                             25         at B.c.’s biggest caribbean cultural event.
                                                                                                          11       for gold and good times on the Inner Harbour.
                                                                                                                   victoriadragonboat.com                                                                        SUNBURST / IRMA SOLTONOVICH

                                                                                                                                                                                     irma soltonovich urbanart studio
                               aug      MUsICFest vAnCOUver 2010                                           aug     vICtOrIA FrInge FestIvAL
                                                                                                                                                                                        acrylic abstract landscapes/seascapes
                             06                                                                           25       Get your fill of thespian performances with 12 days

                                        Feast on extraordinary classical, world and jazz music
                                                                                                                   of comedy, improv, drama, performance art and dance                  commissions welcomed
                              to        with favourite local and international artists.                   to sep
                                                                                                                                                                                        viewing by appointment
                             15                                                                           06       from around the world.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Summer 2010
                                                                                                                   intrepidtheatre.com                                               www.soltonovich.com • tel: 250.812.2705

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                                                                                     E M p LoY E E B I o

                                                                                                                                                                      Helijet was looking for a cat to undertake an assignment
                           heLIJet FLeet
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                           and capabilities, please visit helijet.com/charter
                                                                                Rotor’s                                                                                       that called for a certain “moral flexibility”

                                                                                Great Reward
                                                                                                                                                                  called for a certain “moral                      ,
                                                                                                                                                                                                          “Rotor” which was a marked
                                                                                                                                                                  flexibility”. Schmold paid my bail      improvement over “pussy” and
                                                                                                                                                                  and drove me to an undisclosed          “parry”. It seemed my luck had
                                                                                                                                                                  location on the Downtown                taken a turn for the better.
                                                                                Helijet’s adopted cat earns his keep at the                                       Vancouver waterfront where I                These days, the promise
                                                                                                                                                                  was briefed on the job: apparently      of regular meals and rewards
                                                                                Downtown Vancouver heliport.                                                      Helijet had some pests chewing          for eliminating pests keeps me
                                                                                                                                                                  on wires beneath their passenger        hanging around. I’ve also got
                                                                                                                                                                  terminal and they didn’t want to        a favourite rug and a cedar log
                                                                                                                                                                  get their hands dirty with chemi-       for scratching, and some passen-
                                                                                                                                                                  cals that could harm the environ-       gers have even taken a shine
                                                                                                                                                                  ment. They were concerned I             to me, bringing toys and treats
                             sikorsky s-61n
                                                                                                                                                                  might be a flight risk, but they        for my enjoyment. What’s more,
                                                                                                                                                                  figured even a serial killer like       one of the pilots, Wayne Briscoe,
                                                                                                                                                                  me deserved a second chance.            has written a children’s story
                                                                                                                                                                      of course, we cats are utterly      about me that is due to be published
                                                                                                                                                                  incapable of feeling gratitude,         this fall.
                                                                                                                                                                  so I was hardly moved by Helijet’s          All things considered, Helijet’s
                                                                                                                                                                  offer to adopt and put me on the        employees and passengers are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 I stand on guard for thee.
                                                                                                                                                                  payroll as full-time assassin. Still,   a pretty agreeable bunch of            JAY MINTER pHoToS
                                                                                                                                                                  they gave me a new collar, which        humans so I think I’ll stick around
                             sikorsky s-76A                                                                                                                       was a good start (I chewed the          awhile. And those helicopters?
                                                                                Above: Helijet’s station manager at the                                           pink one off the minute I got           Well, they’re just the purrfect
                                                                                Victoria Harbour Heliport is the always                                           paroled) and they renamed me            way to fly!
                                                                                affable Jeff Murdock.

                                                                                On parole from the West Vancouver SPCA, "Rotor" the cat has found gainful
                                                                                employment eliminating pests from the Downtown Vancouver Heliport.                                                                                                     As one of over 5,700 Vancouver Board of Trade
                                                                                WhAt Is It ABOUt CAts AnD                 fed and cared for me and I did                                                                                               members, you can take full advantage of a range
                                                                                sUPerstItIO n?       You humans           absolutely nothing in return,                                                                                                of activities and a wealth of information that
                                                                                can’t seem to decide if we’ve got         other than kill a few mice and birds.                                                                                        can help grow your business. You can also take
                             Bell 206L3 Longranger                              nine lives, or if the colour of our           My carefree days were not to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       an active part in shaping policy affecting your
                                                                                coat qualifies as a hex. Well, my         last, though. In october 2008 my
                                                                                experience is that we’re blessed          owner moved into a care home                                                                                                 company’s success. Substantial membership
                                                                                and cursed in equal measures.             and I wasn’t allowed to follow.                                                                                              discounts and privileges are an added bonus.
                                                                                     My topsy-turvy fortunes began        Worse, my murderous past caught
                                                                                eight years ago as an adorable            up with me and I got locked up in                                                                                            The world’s number one networking chamber.
                                                                                little tabby kitten. I lived in a cozy    the West Vancouver SpcA. I threw
                                                                                basket surrounded by my litter-           myself on the mercy of the warden,                                                                                           Join the best.
                                                                                mates and a giant cat called              but it was no use: I was scheduled
                             robinson r22                                       “Mom” who fed us milk on                  for lethal injection. Adding insult                                                                                          Join The Vancouver Board of Trade.
                                                                                command. Life was grand. Then             to injury, I was given a pink-
                                                                                one day a little old lady picked me       studded collar and renamed                                                                                                   For more information, contact Fiona Douglas-Crampton,
                                                                                up and took me away to live with          “parry”. (Must be a prison thing.)                                                                                           Director, Membership Marketing; Executive Director,
                                                                                her. I cried, but to no avail: she            Things looked bleak as the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Women’s Leadership Circle, at 604-641-1207 or email
                                                                                thought my cries were cute.               days and hours ticked down to
                                                                                Worse, she took to calling me by          execution day. I was pretty much                                                                                             info@boardoftrade.com
                                                                                the unfortunate name of “pussy”.          resigned to my fate, when one
                             Learjet 31A                                             Well, revenge is a dish best         day the warden informed me that             Join the region’s most active
                                                                                served cold, and I exacted mine           I had a visitor. A fellow by the
                                                                                                                                                                      business association

                                                                                over the next six years, sharpen-         name of Jeff Schmold was making
                                                                                ing my claws on the woman’s               inquiries on my behalf. He said

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Summer 2010
                                                                                curtains and coughing up hairballs        he worked for a company called
                                                                                on the furniture. over time we            Helijet that was looking for a cat                                                                                                         www.boardoftrade.com
                                                                                came to an understanding: she             to undertake an assignment that
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                            Birds of prey find sanctuary and purpose
                            at Pacific Northwest Raptors.
                            By Sue KeRNaghaN

                                                                       anakin, a four-year-old harris hawk,
                                                                       swoops down from the forest canopy and alights neatly on my
                                                                       leather gauntlet. He takes his prize – a morsel of quail – from
                                                                       my fingers and looks at me, ruffling his black and russet plumage.
                                                                       Enchanted, I gaze in to his black gimlet eyes and an array of images
                                                                       conjures in my mind, ranging from camelot to Harry potter.
                                                                       For his part, Anakin wonders where I’m hiding his next treat.

                                                                                                                                                   Summer 2010
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                33 Years of Tradition and Trust

                       Hatched in 2009, this Barn Owl, named Ollie,                          To be sure, it’s not every day that      any given day, showing off their       Above: Pacific Northwest Raptors’ director Gill Radcliffe introduces
                       is one of several raptors that perform                                I have a bird of prey using my           predatory talent.                      a spectacled owl named “Elton” to seven-year-old Rowan Eichel.
                       aerial demonstrations.                                                                                                                                GARTH EIcHEL pHoTo
                       pAcIFIc NoRTHWEST RApToRS pHoTo
                                                                                             forearm as a perch, but Anakin               Falconry, or hunting with birds
                                                                                             seems quite at home with his             of prey, dates to prehistoric times
                       Previous Page: Pacific Northwest Raptors’                             talons wrapped around a human            in Asia, was hugely popular in             communicating and working                   Next up is Tuari, another Harris
                       manager Robyn Radcliffe, receives “Lucifera”,                         wrist. So to do a variety of other       Medieval Europe, and is still
                       a Ferruginous Hawk hatched at the centre in 2009.
                                                                                                                                                                             with a creature so evocative of             hawk. unique among raptors,
                       pAcIFIc NoRTHWEST RApToRS pHoTo
                                                                                             birds who make their home at             widely practiced in the Middle         myth and legend is a surprisingly           these highly intelligent birds live
                                                                                             the pacific Northwest Raptors bird       East. For North Americans, the         potent experience. Especially so            and hunt in packs. They can also
                                                                                             of prey centre in Duncan. In fact,       sport’s links to aristocrats and       on the centre’s organized forest            catch prey in mid-air, as Tuari
                                                                                             you can find everything from             legend is a big part of its appeal.    walks, which provide visitors an            demonstrates using her talons to
                                                                                             eagles and hawks to owls and             That is, until you try it. Then it’s   intimate encounter with these               grab some meat that Radcliffe
                                                                                             turkey vultures performing on            all about the birds.                   powerful birds. In addition to              tosses skyward. A bit of a show-
                                                                                                                                                                             these “Hawk Walks”, “owl                    off, Tuari then swoops low enough
                                                                                                                                                                             prowls” and “kookaburra                     to ruffle my hair. Today’s show
                                                                                                                                                                             Encounters”, there are also                 also features Arrow, a saker falcon
                                                                                                                                                                             hour-long “Eagle Encounters”                – among the world’s fastest birds
                                                                                                                                                                             and half-day, day- or week-long             – and a pair of adorable barn owls
                                cook street village                                                   Love the Outdoors. Love Your Skin !                                    courses for those wanting a more
                                                                                                                                                                             substantial learning experience.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         named Stanley and ollie.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The audience, a multi-national
                                    l a s e r g r o u p
                                                                                                                                                                                 The highlight of any day at             group of about two dozen, is
                                                                                                                                                                             pacific Northwest Raptors is                treated throu ghout to plenty of
                                                                                                                                                                             the 45-minute free-flying bird              raptor factoids from Radcliffe.
                                                                                                                             cook st village laser group wants to            demonstration, held daily at a              Who knew, for example, that
                                                                                                                             restore and protect the health & look of        nearby clearing in the surround-            a raptor’s eyesight is 10- to
                                                                                                                             your skin from head to toe this summer
                                                                                                                                                                             ing forest. Manwe, a seven-year-            20-times better than ours, and
                                                                                                                                                                             old bald eagle, is clearly the star         that we have a quarter of the
                                                                                                                             with water resistant, 100% pure mineral
                                                                                                                                                                             of the show today and he is                 world’s bald eagle population
                                                                                                                             spf 30, laser therapy for sun damage,           reputed to be something of a                right here in British columbia?
                                                                                                                             acne and rosacea, Pearl Fusion, Botox®,         prima donna. (He does quite a bit               Today’s performers are just
                                                                                                                             dermal fillers and laser medical                of commercial work). Responding             some of the roughly 80 birds
                                                                                                                             pedicures that cure toenail fungus.             to operations manager Robyn                 currently living at the centre.
                                                                                                                                                                             Radcliffe’s calls, Manwe makes              Most have been bred in captivity,
                                                                                                                             We offer holistic care for healthy summer
                                                                                                                                                                             a grand entrance, swooping                  although pacific Northwest
                                                                                                                             skin, hair removal, hair restoration & age      down from stage right, soaring              Raptors also shelters a number
                                                                                                                             management from a talented team of              above the treetops before                   of wild birds as they recover from
                                                                                                                             physicians, naturopathic doctors and laser      landing in front of the crowd to            injuries, and takes in others that
                                                                                                                             technicians.                                    pose for close-ups.                         are unable to fend for themselves

                                                   For a complimentary consultation contact Dr. Steven Gordon & Kristina Hewlett at 250 477 5433 or                                    Communicating with a creature so evocative

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Summer 2010
                                                               visit us at 200−1075 Pendergast Street (above Starbucks) www.csvlaser.com                                           of myth and legend is a surprisingly potent experience

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                                                                                                                                                                                    Raptors are at the top of the food chain,
                                                                                                                                                                                    so they act as environmental barometers

                                                                                                                                                                          Besides acting as ambassadors             featured, among others, a bald
                                                                                                                                                                      for their feathered friends, the staff        eagle, a red-tailed hawk, and a
                                                                                                                                                                      at pacific Northwest Raptors also             turkey vulture.
                                                                                                                                                                      do sideline work with the birds,                  While the raptors have found
                                                                                                                                                                      helping with pest management                  purpose in a variety of roles,
                                                                                                                                                                      and bird control, offering an                 perhaps their most important
                                                                                                                                                                      eco-friendly deterrent to problem             job is to just be themselves and
                                                                                                                                                                      birds and insects at airports, landfill       enjoy the good life at pacific
                                                                                                                                                                      sites, berry farms, vineyards and             Northwest Raptors. preening
                                                                                                                                                                      golf courses, to name a few.                  oneself on a perch may not
                                                                                                                                                                          The raptors even do media and             require much effort, but the
                                                                                                                                                                      film work, having starred in The              close interaction with people
                                                                                                                                                                      Andromeda Strain, Riding the                  leaves a lasting impression on
                                                                                                                                                                      Bullet, Air Buddies, and even                 all visitors, and after an after-
                                                                                                                                                                      Canada’s Next Top Model. And                  noon of handling Anakin, Tuari
                                                                                                                                                                      last summer the centre’s birds                and Manwe, I have a newfound
                                                                                                                                                                      went on tour, working with the                appreciation for the magnifi-
                                                                                     Above: “Manwe” an adult bald eagle, likes to cool off with a bird bath after                                                                                       Above: "Tuari" a Harris’ Hawk lands on the gauntlet
                                                                                                                                                                      Vancouver Aquarium to offer                   cence of these creatures that
                                                                                     performing aerial demonstrations.                                                                                                                                  of Heather Lawson during a "Hawk Walk” where guests
                                                                                     MINDY DIck pHoTo                                                                 raptor demonstrations. The show,              have captured the human             can interact one-on-one with raptors.
                                                                                                                                                                      called Birds of Prey in Flight                imagination for centuries.          GARTH EIcHEL pHoTo

                                                                                     in the wild. Among these is                 Gillian Radcliffe and her family
                                                                                     charlie, a bald eagle who lost              returned from a sabbatical in the    Pacific northwest raptors is at 1877 herd road, Duncan,
                                                                                     a wing to a power line. over 40             u.k. with a passion for falconry.
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                                                                                     years old, she is thought to be             Radcliffe opened the centre on the
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                                                                                     the oldest bald eagle in B.c.               family’s cowichan Valley acreage,
                                                                                          The term “captivity” may be            just north of Duncan, and now
                                                                                     a little misleading, though. While          runs it with a staff of about 15,
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                                                                                     daily. Which begs the question:             to the thrill of working with
                                                                                     if they can fly away, why don’t they?       falcons, to week-long intensive
                                                                                          “A lot of people ask that,” says       courses and kids’ summer camps.
                                                                                     Radcliffe. “But the truth is                The core focus though, is
                                                                                     they have a good life here. We              increasingly on ecology, conserva-
                                                                                     constantly evaluate each bird to            tion, and educating the public
                                                                                     make sure they are healthy and              about raptors.
                                                                                     comfortable – it’s kind of a raptor             “We use falconry techniques
                                                                                     resort here. In fact our challenge          to work with the birds, but
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                             & Conserv
                                      ation                                                             In terms of elegance and sheer beauty,
                                                                                                        there are few creatures in nature that compare to pacific salmon.

                                                                                                        The brilliant colours, patterns and lines of these fish – which
                            A retrospective of paintings produced for B.C.’s
                                                                                                        change dramatically during spawning – are fascinating to
                            annual Salmon Conservation Stamp and Competition.
                            Story by Garth Eichel, images courtesy of the Pacific Salmon Foundation     behold, and all the more so in their natural environment beneath

                                                                                                        the surface.

                                                                                                           For over two decades, the pacific Salmon Foundation (pSF)
                                                                                                                                                                               aBOVe: CLOSe-uP, See Page 18.
                                                                                                        and the Department of Fisheries and oceans canada (DFo) have

                                                                                                        afforded anglers a rare window into the magnificent world of           Over the past 21 years,

                                                                                                        pacific salmon through an annual Salmon conservation Stamp             a portion of funds

                                                                                                                                                                               raised from the purchase
                                                                                                        and competition. Every year since 1989, wildlife artists have
                                                                                                                                                                               of the stamps and the
                                                                                                        been invited to submit original salmon paintings for judging,
                                                                                                                                                                               sale of prints has
                                                                                                        with the winning entry adorning stamps affixed to provincial
                                                                                                                                                                               directly contributed
                                                                                                        saltwater angling licences. obtaining a stamp allows the
                                                                                                                                                                               over $10 million to over
                                                                                                        purchaser to retain sport-caught pacific salmon in B.c., with $1       1,200 salmon conserva-

                                                                                                        from each stamp sold going to the pSF to help support salmon           tion and restoration

                                                                                                        restoration and enhancement efforts in the province. The pSF           projects in B.C. and

                                                                                                                                                                               the yukon. In turn,
                                                                                                        also produces and sells limited edition prints of the winning
                                                                                                                                                                               Community Salmon
                                                                                                        painting each year to further assist fundraising for conservation
                                                                                                                                                                               Program grant recipi-
                                                                                                        initiatives, particularly the foundation’s community Salmon program.
                                                                                                                                                                               ents have, on average,
                                                                                                           Since the stamp competition began, three distinguished B.c.
                                                                                                                                                                               leveraged these funds
                                                                                                        artists – Mark Hobson, Bill Munsie and Luke Raffin – have stood        seven-fold, successfully

                                 aBOVe: ”high Tide Feed“ by Bill Munise was the winner of the 2006-07   out for their contributions. The following is a retrospective          completing projects

                                 Salmon Conservation Stamp and Competition. Munsie first began          sampling of their winning entries.                                     worth over $70 million.
                                 painting salmon in 1993 and he has been a finalist almost every year
                                 since. (Note the starfish eating the sea urchin at bottom left.)

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                                                                                                                       RIghT: ”Return to
                                                                                                                       Fresh Water“, Mark
                                                                                                                       hobson’s winning
                                                                                                                       entry for the 2004-05
                                                                                                                       competition, combines
                                                                                                                       the autumn colours
                                                                                                                       of maple and salmon-
                                                                                                                       berry leaves in a river
                                                                                                                       where a coho has
                                                                                                                       returned to spawn.

                                                                                      above: Last year’s winning
                                                                                      entry, “The Choice”, by Luke
                                                                                                                                                                 you’ve waited long enough...
                                                                                      Raffin, shows a chinook
                                                                                      salmon making a fateful
                                                                                      decision between two herring –
                                                                                      one of which has a hook in it.

                            above: ”Catching the Strays“, by Mark hobson, was the 2003-04 winner of the Salmon
                            Conservation Stamp and Competition. an experienced diver, hobson says his work is
                            often inspired by how light patterns reflect underwater, especially in the top 30 feet
                            beneath the surface. www.markhobson.com

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                                                                                  Right: The winner of the
                                                                                                                                                    Wilderness Fishing • Luxury Cruising
                                                                                  2010-11 Salmon Conservation
                                                                                  Stamp and Competition is
                                                                                  “Surface Tension” by Mark
                                                                                  hobson. This image adorns
                                                                                  the stamp affixed to all B.C.
                                                                                  saltwater angling licences
                                                                                  issued this year, thus allow-
                                                                                  ing the purchaser to retain
                                                                                  sport-caught Pacific salmon.

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                                                                                                                  LeFT: Bill Munsie won the
                                                                                                                  2008-09 competition with a
                                                                                                                  work that wonderfully captures
                                                                                                                  how light plays off the skin of
                                                                                                                  a pre-spawning sockeye.

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                                                                                    so in environmental and clean         showcasing rows of gleaming              per cent of all new condominium
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                                                                                    as no surprise then that Vancouver    and Ford EVs.                            – a first for a canadian city.
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                                                                                    for zero-emission electric vehicles   Vancouver’s selection as a test          cerned about the increased costs
                                                                                    (EVs) being developed by the          city. To begin with, Vancouverites       of installing charging stations –
                                                                                    world’s major car manufacturers.      are receptive to the idea of EVs.        estimated at anywhere from $500
                                                                                    That’s due in large part to the       city residents take seriously            to $2,000 per unit – but the city’s
                                                                                    foresight of various levels of        anything to do with the environ-         position, which is supported by
                                                                                    government, provincial utilities      ment, and cutting carbon emissions       voters and the automotive industry,
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                                                                                    Mitsubishi i MiEV, “the world’s       premium for clean energy products        install public charging stations
                                                                                    first production-ready highway-       and services. In keeping with that,      at its Easypark lots, with an eye
                                                                                    capable electric car,” are already    Vancouverites vote their conscience      to expanding charging outlets to
                                                                                    criss-crossing the city’s streets     at all levels of government.             street locations. At the same
                                                                                    and avenues, and when the Nissan          At the municipal level, Vancouver    time, the city is working towards
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                                                                ing the Electric Vehicle Technology     nating minority,” read a Detroit               “British columbia has one of             Notwithstanding the promise                                                                       reat Girls
                                                                Road Map initiative (evTRM) on
                                                                behalf of the federal government.
                                                                                                        Electric advertisement from the
                                                                                                        1920s. For the majority, however,
                                                                                                                                                   the widest disparities between
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                                                                                                                                                                                           and potential, there are some
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                                                                    considering that transportation     it was a matter of simple economics        uVic EcocAR team leader Jeremy          limitations to EV technology
                                                                accounts for 38 per cent of green-      – gas-burning cars were affordable         Wise, who notes that British            that will inhibit widespread
                                                                house gas emissions in B.c., the        to buy and cheap to run.                   columbians pay some of the lowest       acceptance, at least for now.
                                                                provincial government rightly                Still, British columbians never       electricity bills in canada, but some   perhaps the greatest impediment
                                                                sees the advent of EVs as a means       gave up entirely on the concept of         of the highest gasoline prices.         is cost. This is not to say that
                                                                to reaching its carbon-reduction        the electric car. In 1995 a Vancouver          Not to be outdone by uVic,          purchase price is a limiting
                                                                objectives. By some forecasts,          Island resident, Randy Holmquist,          engineering students at the             factor; rather it is the significant
                                                                up to a third of British columbians     took a budding hobby for building          university of British columbia have     cost associated with the batteries
                                                                could be driving plug-in hybrid         electric cars and turned it into a         collaborated on the electrification     they run on. Lithium-ion batteries
                                                                electric or all-electric vehicles       business. For around $20,000,              of a 1972 Volkswagen Beetle.            are expensive and need to be
                                                                within 10 years.                        he’d tear the engine and gas tank              “For the cost of a toonie,          replaced every three to four
                                                                    For its part Bc Hydro estimates     out of your car and replace it with        [uBc’s electric Beetle] will be         years. As such, the considerable
                            ALIC E YOU NG
                                                                there could be upwards of a quarter-    2,000 pounds of golf-cart batteries        able to drive 300 kilometres,”          savings of running on cheap
                                                                million electric cars on the prov-      and an electric motor. There were          says Ricky Gu, president of the         electric power are negated by
                                                                ince’s streets by 2020. Anticipating    limitations, though: drive the             uBc Electric car club. His claim        the cost of replacing batteries,
                            w w w. c a l l i g r a p h y. c a
                                                                significant increase in demand,         creation for more than 45 minutes          will be put to the test this summer     which can be as much as $10,000
                                                                the utility is preparing to adapt       and you’d run out of juice. Less           when the uBc team enters their          per replacement.
                                                                its electrical grid and establish the   if it was a cold morning. As well,         car in the World Zero Emissions              Range is also a drawback.
                                                                necessary charging infrastructure
                                                                so that all-electric vehicles will be
                                                                                                        the golf cart batteries needed to
                                                                                                        be replaced annually.
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                                                                                                                                                   world tour through Africa,
                                                                                                                                                                                           Most production EVs are limited
                                                                                                                                                                                           to short distances of 200 kilome-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               St. Margaret’s
                                                                able to integrate seamlessly as
                                                                their numbers increase.
                                                                                                             until recently, limited battery
                                                                                                        charge and endurance was the
                                                                                                                                                   Europe, Asia and North America.         tres, or less. That may not present                                                                 school
                                                                                                                                                       Gu asks: "If we can go around       a problem for urbanites, but
                                                                    Tellingly, when adventurous         Achilles heel of EV technology.            the world, why can’t people drive       suburban commuters might not
                                                                British columbians first started        But with the advent of lithium-ion         it every day?"                          want to run the risk of running out
                                                                buying gas-powered automobiles          batteries the electric car morphed                                                 of electricity on the way to and
                                                                100 years ago, their biggest            from a curious fad into a practical        ev P OWe r PrOs & CO ns                 from work, or in a traffic jam.
                                                                concern was the dearth of gas           alternative to gasoline-powered            There are a lot of good reasons         Rural road trips are pretty much
                                                                stations. EVs won’t have that           vehicles. The batteries, first             for making the switch to plug-in        out of the question, too. What’s
                                                                problem says Bc Hydro spokes-           developed by researchers at                EVs. paramount among these              more, drivers have to plan
                                                                person Simi Heer: “We have              Exxon, are smaller, lighter, longer        is the potential benefit to the         sufficient time for recharging
                                                                73,000 kilometres of existing           lasting and less affected by               environment. If enough British          between trips; EV batteries need
                                                                transmission lines; wherever you        changes in temperature.                    columbians were to adopt EV             to be charged at regular intervals,
                                                                go you have electricity.” She adds,          “It’s an amazing difference,”         technology it would significantly       making extended or unplanned           Control your
                                                                “What’s required for electric cars      says Holmquist, “I really think            reduce carbon emissions.                driving problematic.                   projects from
                                                                is that one last component, that        we have the technology and the             What’s more, B.c.’s abundant                 For these reasons, and others,    initiation to
                                                                one last piece – charging stations.”    environmental drive to make it             hydroelectric power supply              it is unlikely that EVs will gain      closure.
                                                                                                        work this time.”                           could satisfy demand and reduce         widespread acceptance just yet
                                                                BACK tO the FUtUre                           Holmquist is not alone in his         reliance on foreign fuel imports.       – at least until the research and
                                                                EVs are actually not new to B.c.        quest to see EVs go mainstream.            At the same time Bc Hydro could         technology catches up and the
                                                                The province’s first battery            In an old army shed on the fringes         position itself as a leading energy     costs come down. But if the
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                                     FINE DINING

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                       Manners Matter
                       10 things to consider when doing business over the dinner table.
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                                                                                   1. PLAn AheAD                               Dietary requirements are          the way you need it to go,” says        attire can be somewhat more
                                                                                   When it comes to business dining,       another thing to keep in mind.        Tim Tindle, GM at the pan pacific       casual than the norm elsewhere,
                                                                                   consider the context of the meal        Ask your guest(s) if they have        Hotel Vancouver. “Don’t be afraid       but casual doesn’t mean careless.
                                                                                   and plan accordingly.                   any food allergies, preferences or    to speak with the serving staff about   Whatever the circumstance,
                                                                                       If you are the host, choose a       aversions. If you don’t know then     needs. Most restaurants are willing     you should look sharp and well
                                                                                   dining facility that is suitable for    assume a certain percentage of        to enhance what you’re trying to        put together.
                                                                                   meeting with the guest(s). To that      guests will be vegetarian or have     do.” He adds, “The pan pacific’s            For men, that means a clean
                                                                                   end, look for a place that will         specific food requirements. In        café pacifica serving staff are very    pressed shirt, slacks and polished
                                                                                   project the appropriate image and       keeping with that, choose a           experienced and used to hosting         shoes, at minimum. As for a jacket
                                                                                   atmosphere. For a casual working        restaurant that has a range of        business lunches and helping hosts      and tie, that is a discretionary call.
                                                                                   lunch you may want to consider          offerings. At the same time, if you   make an impression on clients.              Tindle says: “There’s definitely
                                                                                   a relaxed pub or café atmosphere,
                                                                                   whereas a formal fine dining
                                                                                                                           are a guest you have a responsi-      Moreover, I will personally help        a trend towards more casual                                         Good friends...
                                                                                                                           bility to let your host know ahead    meeting planners by going to the        dress these days, but the unwritten
                                                                                   experience might be more suitable       of time if you have food issues.      restaurant to acknowledge hosts         code is that full business attire is                                      great food!
                                                                                   for making a sophisticated                  As for reservations, they         and engage with their clients.”         generally the norm for a first
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                                                                                   professional service; a bad dining      send a more negative message          relationships with a handful of         for women in business dining,
                                                                                   experience can reflect poorly on        than showing up late.                 servers over time who will get to       but with two caveats: first, don’t
                                                                                   you and your business.                                                        know you and what you expect.           sacrifice comfort for fashion;
                                                                                       Noise and privacy are also          2. enLIst heLP                            The flip side, of course, is that   secondly, dress modestly.
                                                                                   important considerations. Avoid         When making a reservation,            some people can become critical             “Women need to dress con-
                                                                                   busy, crowded pubs and restau-          use the opportunity to speak with     or abusive with serving staff,          servatively in a business setting,”
                                                                                   rants where you will strain to          the restaurant’s management and       usually in an effort to show they       says Deborah Wickins, MBA
                                                                                   listen and be heard. Instead,           enlist their help in making the       are “in charge”. Such behaviour         program Director at uVic Business.
                                                                                   seek out quiet, spacious establish-     business meal a success.              not only reflects badly, but it can     “A lot of ladies fashions these
                                                                                   ments, especially those with               “A quick call to discuss           be deeply embarrassing for              days are just the opposite. It just
                                                                                   private nooks and crannies.             expectations can really help          others, many of whom will be            makes good sense to put on a
                                             DOIng BUsIness Over DInner            Another option is to book private       restaurant staff make the meal        making mental notes.                    face for business where there are
                                             has been an integral part of          dining rooms, or even reserve           a memorable and engaging dining           “You can learn a lot about a        no distractions. If you’re dressed
                                             commerce since the invention          an entire café after hours.             experience,” says Mark Wachtin,       person by how they treat others,”       conservatively you can just get
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                                             sharing food sends a primordial       budgeting time. Because eating          the Delta Victoria ocean pointe       Strathcona Hotel in Victoria.
                                             signal of trust essential to any      is such a social act, it is easy for    Resort. “That way we know what’s      “How someone treats subordi-            4. FOrMALItIes
                                             relationship. It makes sense then     people to get sidetracked, so           expected of us and we can help        nates is a valuable indicator of        When meeting someone for the                     Come spend a memorable evening
                                             that host and guest alike need        consider how much time you will         the host wow the client.”             that person. If someone is sucking      first time, it is standard practice       with us at the Black Olive Restaurant where we
                                             to make a good impression when        need to accomplish your business           Speaking directly with your        up to me, but being rude to             to introduce yourself with a              offer a sumptuous blend of New and Old World
                                             breaking bread together.              goals in the time available.            server when you arrive will go a      others, I might think about taking      handshake and a business card.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    cuisine in an elegant and familiar atmosphere.
                                                 of course, there is more to           “It’s really important to allow     long way too. Generally, serving      my business somewhere else.             At a business dining function
                                             business dining than just knowing     sufficient time when making             staff will make an extra effort to    It could be a deal-breaker.”            where there is more than one
                                             which fork to use. unlike eating      reservations,” says penelope            help business people make an                                                  guest you should make a point
                                             with friends and family, business     psyllakis, co-owner of the Black        impression, but they can’t help if    3. Dress FOr sUCCess                    of introducing yourself to every-
                                             meals call for a high degree of       olive Restaurant and penelope’s         you don’t communicate your needs      Appearances are key to making           one – not just the host, or the

                                             situational awareness, sensitivity,   café in Victoria. “If you want to get   and expectations. Also, don’t be      an impression in any business           person you are doing business
                                             and above all, professionalism.       in and out in a certain amount of       afraid to ask them for help or to     meal, so take time to consider          with. chris Jones, food and

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                                             The following are 10 tips to          time you may want to even pre-          provide recommendations.              the nature of the meeting and           beverage director at the Inn at                739 Pandora Avenue, Victoria Tel: 250.384.6060
                                             consider when doing business          order prior to arriving so the meal        “It’s very wise to clue in the     how others will likely be dressed.      Laurel point, says, “This confirms                www.theblackolive.ca
                                             over the dinner table:                is ready shortly after you arrive.”     server to make sure the meal goes     Granted, West coast business            your position while showing
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                                                                             equal respect to everyone at             6. DeMOn rUM
                                                                             the table.”                              If anything has the potential to                "You need to look like you know what you’re doing — not like you just came out of a cave." – Grant Olson
                                                                                 In terms of seating arrange-         truly ruin a business meal it is the
                                                                             ments, be sensitive to where             consumption of alcohol. Nowadays,
                                                                             you and other people should sit.         many in business avoid it alto-         out. The pace of life has acceler-     9. DOWn tO BUsIness                        10. FOLLOW-UP
                                                                             Normally, the head of the table          gether so as to be clear-headed         ated so much that many families        considering the atmosphere                 It goes without saying that you
                                                                             is reserved for the host, with           and not send the wrong message.         are eating on the fly – eating         and time limitations of business           should always be gracious and
                                                                             significant guests in close proxim-          That said, there is a time and a    take-out in cars, or in front of the   dining, there is usually a narrow          thank your host, but it is also
                                                                             ity. While you don’t want to sit in      place for a glass of wine or a beer     television. They’re not as used        window in which to address                 equally important that the host
                                                                             an isolated or awkward spot,             during an evening dinner, or on a       to sit-down meals so there is less     the actual nuts and bolts of               thank guest(s) for their time.
                                                                             remember that you may not be the         relaxed Friday afternoon. Again,        opportunity to learn norms.”           business. As such, be prepared                 “If I give someone my time
                                                                             most important person at the table       follow the tone set by the host, but        To teach students necessary        and be concise when the                    to help increase their business
                                                                             so assign yourself accordingly.          don’t feel compelled to indulge.        table manners, the professional        time comes.                                then it’s polite for them to follow
                                                                                 once seated, break the ice with          “Your host will set the tone, but   Development program at uVic’s              Grant olson suggests an                up by e-mail afterwards,”
                                                                             your dinner companion(s) with            never feel obligated to match with      MBA program actually has               organized presentation that                says olson. “This shows basic
                                                                             some light conversation. one of          them,” says Tindle. “A personal         students attend business dining        gets to the nuts and bolts in              courtesy, but it also provides
                                                                             the reasons business dining is such      perspective or position is much         etiquette sessions with professional   an executive summary format.               an opportunity to send specific
                                                                             a useful thing is the opportunity        more respected.”                        servers and sommeliers at the          “Work the broad stuff and                  and detailed information. As
                                                                             it provides to get to know the                                                   Empress Hotel and Inn at Laurel        follow up with specific details            well, it reinforces the dialogue
                                                                             person(s) you are doing business         7. gUest sensItIve                      point in Victoria.                     later,” he says, adding, “Don’t            and reminds people that
                                                                             with. Naturally, a lot of people get     urban legend has it that during             Wickins adds that a case can       be vague. If you come in                   you’re already doing business.”
                                                                             nervous speaking with strangers          a royal tour of canada in the early     also be made for developing a          unprepared and don’t know                  He adds, “Every meeting
                                                                             so its best to stick to pleasantries.    1970s prince philip was attending       basic knowledge of wine (and           what you’re talking about                  is an opportunity to form
                                                                             Avoid being the funny guy at the         a dinner in his honour at a small       beer) so as to be able to order        you’re just shooting yourself              another meeting.”
                                                                             table, and steer clear of off-colour     town hall in Northern ontario.          with finesse and grace. Appreciating   in the foot.”                                  And you can be sure that
                                                                             or polemic discussions.                  As the story goes, a wholesome          a few fundamentals, she says,              And be sure to take notes              when that next meeting comes
                                                                                 At the same time, remember           waitress was clearing the prince’s      allows a host to better care for       when it’s your turn to listen.             all parties will have a better
                                                                             to switch your cell-phone to vibrate.    plate when she whispered in his         guests, and it provides guests         This shows your level of                   appreciation for each other
                                                                             If you absolutely must take a call,      ear, "Save your fork, Duke, there’s     the opportunity to demonstrate a       commitment to the conversation;            because of a familiar and
                                                                             be sure to keep it brief, and consider   pie to follow", whereupon the           measure of sophistication, without     not making a record can be                 favourable connection fostered
                                                                             excusing yourself from the table.        prince took his fork and proceeded      being pretentious.                     negatively perceived.                      over the dinner table.
                                                                             Too many people are so plugged           to wipe it clean with his tie.
                                                                             into their phones that they lose sight       Beneath such mirth is the
                                                                             of the real person in front of them.     importance of being sensitive
                                                                                 Also, be conscious of any            to the manners, norms and even
                                                                             electronics on the table and the         cultural habits of your dinner
                                                                             possibility that beverages could
                                                                             get spilled on them.
                                                                                                                      companions. As guest or host
                                                                                                                      you have the obligation to overlook
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                                                                                                                      deviations and oversights to spare
                                                                             5. MADe tO OrDer                         others any embarrassment. In any
                                                                             When it comes to ordering, it’s best     event, be alert and sensitive to
                                                                             to follow the tone set by your host.     what’s happening around you.
                                                                                 “When you’re the host you
                                                                             need to know how to take the             8. eDUCAte thYseLF
                                                                             lead. And you need to know how           The easiest way to avoid embar-
                                                                             to be a good guest,” says Wickins.       rassment for yourself and others
                                                                             “Let the host take the lead to           is to know proper dining etiquette.
                                                                             determine the appropriate level              “Good table manners is always

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Five Things You Need                                                                                                                              Filing Tips to Make
to Know Before You Invest                                                                                                                         Life Easier
By Alexis Bradley and David Nicholson                                                                                                             By Alexis Bradley

many of us know how to research a               against a person or company. each           The System for Electronic Document analysis           I do not know many people who enjoy filing paper. As part of my
car, but how many people know how to           of the following regulatory agencies         and Retrieval (sedar) www.sedar.com
perform a background check on their            has a website where you can search for       Through sedar you can find many public
                                                                                                                                                  spring cleaning this year I have decided to reorganize my filing system.
investment advisor? This article, I hope,      specific information about disciplinary/     company and investment fund profiles filed by         After researching several ways to do this I have garnered together
will get you started. A great resource where   enforcement actions: bcsc, Investment        public companies and investment funds with
you will find much of this information         Industry Regulatory Organization of          the Canadian Securities Administrators (csa).
                                                                                                                                                  five tips that will save you time and frustration:
and more is the British Columbia               Canada (iiroc), mutual fund Dealers                                                                                  1. File or Shred?                           3. Categorize It                            in time. One way to help yourself in
Securities Commission (bcsc) Investor          Association of Canada (mfda), and            Strategis Federal corporations Data online                              One way of saving time is to file only      Sometimes in our attempt to set up          the long run is to create an index for
education Website (www.investright.org)        market Regulation Services Inc.              www.strategis.ic.gc.ca                                                  necessary items. Do you really need to      the perfect system we alphabetize           your files. Tammy Burke, author of
                                               (rs). lastly, Canadian Securities            federal incorporation records can be found                              keep that informational letter or ad?       everything to the extreme rather that       Filing Systems that Work, recommends
Is your investment                             Administrators have a section of their       from Industry Canada using this site.                                                                               grouping like items together.               setting up an excel spreadsheet with
advisor registered?                            website devoted to Current Company                                                                                   2. One Step or Two?                                                                     3 columns – category, file name and
There exists a national registry of            Cease Trade Orders.                          Apart from these two sites you may find                                 Believe it or not, you may save time by     4. Use Colour                               colour. Once you have done that sort
investment advisors/firms through                                                           useful information on Yahoo! finance, which                             using a two-stage filing system. We often   Assign each category of files a different   the spreadsheet by category and print.
which you can check current and                What is in the news?                         includes brief company profiles and links                               receive paper that needs an action before   colour so that you can immediately          Next, you want to sort by file name
historical registration of firms in B.C.       You can find out a lot of information        to news releases.                                                       we can put it in our permanent files.       narrow down your search for a file from     and print.
and most other Canadian provinces.             through the news. It is a great source                                                                               Rather than pulling items out of your       100 to 20.
(Ontario Securities Commission [osc] is        for telling you about court cases, events,   What information do out of                                              system just to file them again later, why                                               It only takes a few hours to put these
not part of the national registration.)        and rumours. If you do not subscribe         province regulatory bodies have?                                        not build this into your filing system      5. Index It                                 five simple steps into practice, but each
                                                                                                                                                                    and have a small action-oriented filing     Sooner or later you are going to            will dramatically improve efficiency
   Note that some exemptions exist.            to a newspaper, or perhaps want more         listed below is a starting point for other
                                                                                                                                                                    system? You can save space too by placing   forget where you put something. This        and save you countless hours of grief
There are non-B.C. sales people who            information, you should check your local     provincial and u.S. security commissions:
                                                                                                                                                                    your other filing system farther away.      generally happens at a critical point       over the long run.
work in B.C. and are registered in their       library for free news sources.
home province. You should contact                                                           Canadian Securities Administrators
the dealer’s head office, or the home          Is the company registered to                 u.S. Securities and exchange Commission
province’s securities commission, to           do business in your province?                Autorité des marches financiers (amf)
check the salesperson’s registration.          There are various databases you can          Alberta Securities Commission (asf)
                                               utilize to check that the people you         manitoba Securities Commission (msc)                                                                         re al es Ta Te
Does your investment advisor                   are speaking with truly represent            New Brunswick Securities Commission (nbsc)
have a disciplinary record?                    the company, and find out where                                                                                                                                                                                                                resp
There are several regulatory agencies
                                                                                            Nova Scotia Securities Commission (nssc)                                                                                                    TF sa
                                               the company’s head office is located.        Ontario Securities Commission (osc)
including the BCSC where you can check         following are a list of websites that        Prince edward Island Securities Office (peiso)
for past disciplinary action                   can help you.                                Saskatchewan financial Services Commission (sfsc)                                                       In su ra nc e

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