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Wolves whomp Wildcats… Farmers' market opens Saturday

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									Volume 2 • Number 31              YOUR INDEPENDENT NEIGHBOURHOOD NEWSPAPER 65 CENTS                                 Friday • May 6, 2005




Wolves whomp Wildcats…                                                                                  Farmers’
                                                                                                         market
                                                                                                         opens
                                                                                                        Saturday
                                                                                                        It’s year two for the
                                                                                                     Abbotsford Farm and Country
                                                                                                     Market, which opens again May 7
                                                                                                     in the parking lot downtown at
                                                                                                     Essendene Avenue and West
                                                                                                     Railway Street.
                                                                                                        Following a very successful
                                                                                                     inaugural year, the Market will
                                                                                                     again offer a combination of ven-
                                                                                                     dors and entertainment for
                                                                                                     patrons and passersby.
                                                                                                        The vendors will be offering
                                                                                                     produce and other foodstuffs, as
                                                                                                     well as crafts and the like. The
                                                                                                     only kicker is that everything
                                                                                                     must be made or produced in
                                                                                                     British Columbia.
                                                                                                        The Market’s official opening
                                                                                                     takes place at 9
                                                                                                     a.m. on May 7
                                                                                                     with a special
                                                                                                     ceremony. It will
                                                                                                     then be open
                                                                                                     from 9 a.m. to 1
                                                                                                     p.m.        every
                                                                                                     Saturday until the early fall.
                                                                                                        Those interested in setting up a
This scrum was just part of a hard-fought battle that ended in big smiles for the Chief Dan George   booth, entertaining or volunteer-
Wolves, who played hard during their quarter-final playoff match against Maple Ridge’s Westview      ing can contact Market manager
Wildcats on May 3 and eventually prevailed in convincing fashion. The Wolves romped to a decisive    Larry Bailey at 778.552.6131.
win in the rugby game, taking the match 48-12. The grade seven and eight students from Chief Dan        They can also visit the website
George middle school were slated to play this past Thursday in a semi-final match and a win would    at www.abbotsfordfarmandcount-
put them in the finals next week.                                                                    nrymarket.com.

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 ABBOTSFORD                                                                  Staying On Top Of It All
                                                                       Welcome to Kirsten Yaffe, the new administrative assistant at St.
                                                                   John Ambulance’s office. Kirsten replaces Heather who has moved
                                                                   to the Chilliwack office.



                                       GIRL
                                  Name: Natalie
                                                                     In case you are wondering who took the photos of the 2005
                                                                   Myrtle Everrt Woman of the Year nominees that were featured in last
                                                                   week’s Bugel, kudos must go to Arlene Simpson of Clearbrook
                                                                   Photographic Arts who graciously donated her time.

                                  Occupation:                         Have you ever dreamed of having breakfast with Goofy, Mary
                                  Customer Service                 Poppins or the Chipmunks? Well Leah from Admiral Travel cer-
                                  Representative                   tainly did, and her dream came true. She, along with 16 other travel
                                                                   agents, recently returned from Disneyland where they toured, played
                                  Ambition:                        and laughed for four days, all the while learning to be the Disney
                                  Run a marathon, travel Europe    travel experts for their respective offices.
                                  Hobbies: Trying new things,
                                  running, reading, cooking,          Candace from Murray Pontiac Buick GMC began eight months
                                                                   ago in the detailing department and now she is up front handling the
                                  friends                          mid-shift receptionist duties. Meanwhile, Sheryl from accounting is
                                  Favourite Music:                 also learning the ropes from Andy in the business office.
                                  Country
                                                                      As a beginner golfer, Dawn from Clarica decided her brand new
                                                                   golf clubs had been sitting unused long enough, so this year she
                   d by:                                           played in Palm Springs while visiting her parents. Summing up her
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                                                                   pushing a cart that was “way too heavy” and now she’s a bit laid up
                                                                   until those sore muscles heal.




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  The official candidates for the                                                                        And the
 provincial election in Abbotsford                                                                       winners
    Abbotsford residents who plan to go to the     lenges from four foes as well, if he wants to
 polls on May 17 will have five candidates to
 choose from regardless of their riding.
    In Abbotsford-Mt. Lehman, incumbent can-
                                                   retain his seat.
                                                      Those opponents include Mike Nenn of the
                                                   NDP, Iain Gilfillan of the Marijuana Party,
                                                                                                          are…
 didate Mike De Jong of the Liberal Party will     Lance Pizzariello of the Green Party and Ken           A bit of confusion means we’re a
 have to fight off challenges from New             Keillor of the Freedom Party.                      little later in reporting the winners
 Democrat Taranjit Purewal and Green Party            These are the candidates in each riding as of   of this year’s Arty Awards than we
 candidate, Jed Anderson.                          May 4, which was the deadline for filing nomi-     intended to be, but as they say,
    In addition, he’ll be facing off against Tim   nations with the respective electoral district     “Better late than never.”
 Felger of the Marijuana Party and Bob Klassen     office.                                                The Abbotsford Arts Council
 of Democratic Reform B.C.                                                                            honoured outstanding members of
    Over in Abbotsford-Clayburn, incumbent                                                            the arts community last month when
                                                                            n
 Liberal John van Dongen must stave off chal-          Abbotsford - Claybur                           they handed out the Arty Awards.
                                                       On May 17 Pick O 
                                                                          ne                              Here is a list of the winners in the
                           man                                                                        various categories.
      Abbotsford - Mt. Leh                                      IAIN GILFILLAN
       On May 17 Pick O 
                                                                                                          Outstanding Artist in the
                         ne
                                                                    Marijuana Party                   Performing Arts – Music was
                                                                                                      Mark Wolfe, a singer/songwriter for
                TARANJIT PUREWAL
                                                                 LANCE PIZZARIELLO                    more than 20 years.
                   NDP                                                                                    Outstanding Artist in the
                                                                    Green Party                       Performing Arts – Theatre was
                MIKE DE JONG                                                                          The Fraser Valley Stage Production
                   Liberal Party                                 JOHN VAN DONGEN                      Society, which has been providing
                                                                     Liberal Party                    community theatre for 40 years.
                 JED ANDERSON                                                                             Outstanding Artist in the
                    Green Party                                   KEN KEILLOR                         Performing Arts – Dance went to
                                                                     Freedom Party                    the      Danceworx        Intermediate
                 TIM FELGER                                                                           Dancers, who have been performing
                    Marijuana Party                               MIKE NENN - NDP                     together for the past four years.
                                                                                                          Outstanding Artist in the
                  BOB KLASSEN                                                                         Visual Arts was Dianna Ponting, a
                     Democratic Reform                                                                self-taught painter who uses many
                                                                                                                    Continued on page 12




    The Bugel asks you…
    Who do you think will win the provincial election?




        JIM CHAPUT               KATE PEACOCK                    SYLVIE                EDWARD SERROUL                JOSH SLEIGH
         BC HYDRO             REGIONAL MANAGER             ROUSSEL-JANSSENS                STUDENT                      RETAIL
      “Probably the             “The Liberals                  SCULPTOR                “I don’t know…             “The Liberals are
     Liberals. I think          because of the            “I think it’s going         and I’m not sure I          probably going to
    that’s just the way         mess the NDP              to be the Liberals             really care.”             win but I’m not
      the voting will          made, but that’s           but I would rather                                        sure who I’m
            go.”               not who I want.”           have the Greens.”                                       going to vote for.”
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  State needs to butt
 out of girl’s decision
    What kind of country is this when a 14-year-old
girl can be the subject of an attempt to take her against
her will back to British Columbia, to be forced to
endure a blood transfusion that flies in the face of her
religious beliefs?
    Didn’t Canadians fight a war against fascists who
believed the state could impose its will on people and
force them to endure its every whim?
    Didn’t we help topple the walls of communism,
another form of state-ordered control systems
designed to make the people bend to the will of the
government?
    What business is it of the state, or the medical pro-
fession for that matter, if this young woman wants to
forego a life-saving blood transfusion in favour of
alternative methods that suit her religious needs?
    Is it because the young woman in question is only
14 years old? Well, we’re pretty sure this 14-year-old
is plenty savvy enough to decide whether she’d rather
undergo a transfusion or not, especially as we’ve not
heard it suggested she is mentally incapable of making
                                                                                                        Ageism means Mom has
a rational decision.
    In our opinion, the so-called do-gooders are run-
ning amok in this particular instance, butting in where
                                                                                                            uncertain future
                                                                                                           Okay, it’s been almost                                      months I’ve watched my
they have no business sticking their noses.
    Most of us will disagree with, and perhaps even
criticize, a religion that refuses such life saving meas-
                                                                                                       was     SHOOTING
                                                                                                       a year since my mother
                                                                                                                 unceremoniously
                                                                                                       turfed from her position
                                                                                                                                                                       mother send out count-
                                                                                                                                                                       less resumes, attend
                                                                                                                                                                       numerous interviews,
ures, but if freedom of religion means anything in our
society then it’s not the state’s place to interfere.
                                                                                                       as a pastoral assistant at
                                                                                                       the Roman Catholic
                                                                                                                                                        from           sign up with several
                                                                                                                                                                       placement agencies and
    By all accounts, this young woman is not incompe-
tent, she’s just young. She disagrees with a particular
                                                                                                       church in Weyburn,                                the           generally do all the
                                                                                                                                                                       things that one does to
course of action and that should be her prerogative.
    The do-gooders must respect her decision.
                                                                                                       Saskatchewan.
                                                                                                           I won’t go into all the                       lip           get work.
                                                                                                       gory details about that                           rober t          The reality, however,
                                                                                                       particular parish, except                         p r i n c e is that those interested in
                                                                                                       to say the parishioners                                         hiring a 62-year-old
                                                                                                       should all be damned                                            woman have yet to
                                                                                                       ashamed of themselves for their actions        reveal themselves, in spite of her wealth
                                                                                                       or inaction, as the case may be, vis-a-vis     of experience in all aspects of running an
                                                                                                       the treatment meted out to both the            office, not to mention the other challeng-
           Published by: Abbotsford Neighbourhood Bugel Ltd.                                           parish priest and to my mother.                ing tasks she’s handled in the past,
                                                                                                           Anyway, what I really want to talk         including running her own businesses.
                   Tel. 604-870-4767                                                                   about in this column is another injus-             One of the key problems, it turns out,
                                  Fax. 604-870-4797                                                    tice... ageism.                                is that the very experience she can bring
                 Email: abby@arcadiapublishingcorp.com                                                     I’m finding out firsthand via my           to a potential employer is working
                www.bugelonline.com                                                                    mother’s efforts to find a job, that our       against her. A simple glance at her
                                                                                                       society loves to talk the talk about how       resume tells the personnel person Mom’s
                                MAILING ADDRESS                                                        we should honour seniors for all their         been around the block a time or two, and
                              Abbotsford                                                               contributions to society, but we certainly     that means they either assume she’ll
                        Neighbourhood Bugel                                                            don’t walk the walk when it comes to           want more than they’re willing to pay, or
                             P.O. Box 133                                                              allowing them to continue to be useful         they’re not interested in someone so old,
                       Abbotsford, BC V2S 4N8                                                          members of said society.                       which means she doesn’t even get the
                                                                                                           It’s rather interesting, and dishearten-   interview.
                                                                                                       ing, to realize how many people are will-          She’s had case workers at placement
                                                                                                       ing to disregard a perfectly qualified job     agencies tell her she’s by far the most
                                                                                                       applicant based on nothing more than           suitable candidate for the job in question,
                                                                                                       that person’s age.                             but that person also knows the company
                                                                                                           I’m not naïve so I know it happens         in question wouldn’t hire someone
                                                                                                       every day, and I’ve done a few stories in      Mom’s age.
    ROBERT PRINCE                     MAGGIE PRINCE                        HELEN SECCO                 the past about the difficulties of finding         Even on those occasions when she’s
     Publisher/Editor                    Publisher                         Advertising Sales
                                                                                                       work when you’re older and you’ve been         secured an interview, she comes away
    The Abbotsford Neighbourhood Bugel is published Fridays and distributed to most businesses
    in the City of Abbotsford.                                                                         downsized. But I’ll be honest, it wasn’t       from the meeting knowing the interview-
    Copyright and/or property rights subsist in all display advertising and other material appearing
    in this issue of The Neighbourhood Bugel.                                                          really something that struck home until I      er has disqualified her on the basis of her
    The publisher shall not be liable for slight changes or typographical errors that do not lessen
    the value of an advertisement. The publisher’s liability for errors or omissions in connection
                                                                                                       saw it firsthand.                              age. They don’t come out and say it in so
    with any advertisement is strictly limited to publication of the advertisement in any subsequent       For the good part of the past 10                              Continued on page 5
    issue or the refund of any monies paid for the advertisement.
The Neighbourhood Bugel                                                                                                                          May 6, 2005 • Page 5


 Businesses losing out on great employees
Continued from page 4
many words, but as she says, you get to know the code words.                     Real Leadership                                   Real Progress
    They always say her qualifications are very impressive, and they
always indicate she’s one of the top two or three candidates for the job,
but interestingly enough it always goes to a much younger person.
    What gets me about this situation, besides the fact that Mom can’t
                                                                                         JOHN VAN DONGEN
find a decent job to carry her through the next five or six years until                       For Abbotsford-Clayburn
she’s ready to retire, is that in my line of work I regularly hear busi-
ness owners and managers moaning about how they can’t find quali-
fied, hard-working, loyal people to fill the positions in their compa-          A strong economy
nies.                                                                            means affordable
    On the occasions I’ve mentioned Mom’s situation, these people
usually say something like, “Well, I’m looking for someone who will            health and education
be with the company for a long time.” Or “I can’t afford to invest the              programs.
time to train someone who’s going to retire in a few years.”
    That, to me, is pure malarkey because in today’s job market, find-
ing someone willing to stick with one company “a long time” is a rar-
ity indeed. In fact, most young people will bolt at the first hint of
                                                                               Our plan is working.
greener pastures because that’s the way they’re conditioned to think
these days. As for training, the beauty of hiring someone with vast
amounts of experience is that the training costs are negligible...
                                                                              Re-elect
because they already know that they’re doing.
    Every day I read in the papers or hear on the radio about how our
                                                                                 John                                                   Campaign Office:
seniors deserve dignity and respect because of their contributions to
our society. Well, they certainly do... but those doing the talking put it
                                                                                 van Dongen                                         #6-2316 McCallum Rd.
                                                                                                                                    Abbotsford, BC V2S 3P4
in the past tense, as though those seniors have nothing more to give.            Abbotsford-Clayburn                                  Phone: 604-854-6675
    Not every person past 60 can, or wants, to pack it in and then live                                                                Fax 604-854-2097
on past glories. Some, like my mother, need a job to make ends meet.           Call the campaign office                                jvdcampaign@telus.net
Others simply don’t feel the need to be put out to pasture and would
rather continue contributing to the economy.                                    for a ride to the polls!
    Either way, by hiring these people, the smart business person ben-
efits from a wealth of experience that can only make the business bet-
ter.                                                                           Authorized by Rex Leonard, financial agent for John van Dongen campaign (604) 870-7428




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TUESDAYS                     Reg. $2.16
White Dinner Rolls..................       1 /doz
                                          $ 39
                                                                                                                                  ON THE LIGHTER SIDE
                                                                                                                            Ode to our mothers! Get a           mostly use string I think.
WEDNESDAYS                        Reg. $1.55                                                                                load of these insightful
French Bread ............................. 99 /ea
                                             ¢                                                                              answers by elementary
                                                                                                                                                              Why did God give you your
                                                                                                                                                              mother and not some other
                                                                                                                            school aged children to the       mom?
FRIDAYS
White Kaiser Buns .................. 2 /doz
                           Reg. $3.12
                                        $ 19                                                                                following questions:               1. We're related.
                                                                                                                                                               2. God knew she likes me a lot
  SENIORS                            ALL GINGER                                                                             Why did God make mothers?             more than other people's
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                                                           604.852.2867                                                     2. Mostly to clean the house.      What kind of little girl was
                                                                                                                            3. To help us out of there when your mom?
   BUNS & BREAD                         UNTIL SATURDAY                                                                         we were getting born.           1. My mom has always been my
                                                                                                                            How did God make mothers?             mom and none of that other

     Take the next step and                                                                                                 1. He used dirt, just like for the
                                                                                                                               rest of us.
                                                                                                                                                                  stuff.
                                                                                                                                                               2. I don't know because I wasn't

     own your own business                                                                                                  2. Magic plus super powers and
                                                                                                                               a lot of stirring.
                                                                                                                                                                  there, but my guess would be
                                                                                                                                                                  pretty bossy.
                                                                                                                                                               3. They say she used to be nice.
  Due to rapid growth and the strong demand for Fastway services, we only have                                              3. God made my mom just the
  two territories available for Courier Franchises in the Fraser                                                               same like he made me. He just What did mom need to know
  Valley area. You will earn a minimum of $1000 per week
  for the first 20 weeks, as a Fastway Courier Franchisee.
                                                                                                                               used bigger parts.              about dad before she married
  Exclusive Territory Franchise Fee, $20,500 + GST.
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                                                                                                                            What ingredients are mothers him?
                                                                                                                            made of?                     1. His last name.
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  territory • Opportunity for fantastic bottom line profits                                                                  1. God makes mothers out of 2. She had to know his back-
                                                                                                                               clouds and angel hair and       ground. Like is he a crook?
  Gary Roufosse • 604-556-3779                                                                                                 everything nice in the world    Does he get drunk on beer?
                                                                                 www.fastway.ca                                and one dab of mean.         3. Whether he made more than
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                                                                                                                            2. They had to get their start     $800 per year? Did he say NO
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                                                                       This business is independently owned.
                                                                                                                               from men's bones. Then they             Continued on page 7



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      ON THE LIGHTER SIDE
Continued from page 6
 to drugs and YES to chores?      2. Moms know how to talk to
                                                                                                           Now pen
                                                                                                             O
                                     teachers without scaring them.
Why did your mom marry 3. Dads are taller and stronger,
your dad?                            but moms have all the real                                                                 HOURS
1. My dad makes the best             power ‘cause that's who you         BREAKFAST & LUNCH                                   7AM til LATE
   spaghetti in the world and my     got to ask if you want to sleep     Fresh Coffee, Pizza by the Slice
   mom eats a lot.                   over at your friend's.              Pressed for time? Free delivery at lunch 5km radius/minimum order
2. She got too old to do anything
   else with him.                 What does your mom do in                                                   WAH JANAAB
3. My grandma says that mom her spare time?                                              #3 - 2582 Mt. Lehman Rd., Abbotsford
   didn't have her thinking cap 1. Mothers don't do spare time.                                            • 604~851~7777 •
   on.                            2. To hear her tell it, she pays
                                     bills all day long.


                                                                             The
Who's the boss at your house?
1. Mom doesn't want to be boss,     What would it take to make
   but she has to because dad's     your mom perfect?


                                                                          Home Zone
   such a goofball.                 1. On the inside she's already
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Round                                The Bugel asked candidates Lance Pizzariello of the Green
                                   Party and Bob Klassen of Democratic Reform British Columbia
Three                                to make a case for their respective parties in the election.

  Why Lance Pizzariello                                                          Why Bob Klassen
         for Abbotsford-Clayburn?                                           for Abbotsford-Mt. Lehman?
     Green Party candidate Lance Pizzariello says the NDP didn’t            When Bob Klassen wrote a letter to his MLA and didn’t even
 have enough of a vision to sustain their otherwise good policies,       get an acknowledgement of receipt, it prompted him to decide that
 while the Liberal Party also had some good policies but “went           perhaps his riding needed another MLA.
 overboard” with its “capitalistic” vision for B.C.                         “The reason I decided to get involved was the arrogance of the
     Finding a middle ground between no vision and too much              Liberals,” says Klassen, who is running in Abbotsford-Mt.
 vision is a key reason for Pizzariello’s determination to seek the      Lehman for Democratic Reform B.C.
 MLA’s seat in Abbotsford-Clayburn.                                         He says it’s not hard to figure out who the Liberals are behold-
     Involved with the Green Party on and off for many years, the        en to when, as he puts it, 75 per cent of their campaign financing
 environmental scientist believes British Columbians want a bal-         comes from business.
 ance between the excesses of the two major parties, and that’s             “They’re just not going to listen to the average British
 where the Greens can make a big difference.                             Columbian,” he states, adding the Liberals have also engaged in a
     “I think the Green Party can be                                     sell-off of the province’s resources,
 very beneficial to the voting commu-                                    natural and otherwise, and that one
 nity and it is a legitimate choice for                                  day there’s going to be nothing left
 voters who are tired of the others.”                                    except private interests.
     He says his reading of voters                                          He also says the NDP is just as bad
 when he talks with them is that there                                   because they’re “bought and paid for
 is a certain amount of resentment                                       by the unions.”
 because the MLA locally has been                                           “For the first time in my life, I felt
 disconnected from his community.                                        I had to do something,” says Klassen.
     “I’ve noted a visible disconnect                                    “I’ve never felt compelled to act
 between the community and the leg-                                      before, but now I do and the DRBC is
 islative assembly.”                                                     the perfect vehicle for doing that.”
     He also says he doesn’t believe the                                    Klassen says DRBC believes in
                                               Lance Pizzariello
 most recent MLA, John van Dongen,                                       returning power to the electorate by            Bob Klassen
 represented the entire range of socio-economic positions in his         ensuring MLAs always attempt to
 constituency.                                                           ascertain the wishes of their constituents via polls, referenda when
     “The MLA and the community have been disconnected                   necessary and other methods.
 because he’s not made himself visible or known to the community            “We also believe that if a party takes a stand on an issue but the
 in a neighbourly fashion.”                                              MLA’s constituents want something else, then he or she must vote
     In spite of his environmental background, Pizzariello says that     in accordance with the wishes of the constituents.”
 isn’t the primary reason for joining the Greens. He notes Green            Klassen says MLAs should be more responsive to local issues
 policies on crime fighting and social issues are just as appealing to   and the needs of their community. He says the government must
 him. That said, it’s his opinion that people must start thinking more   stop selling off resources and those services that are better per-
 about a sustainable environment and economy if the province is to       formed by properly paid, highly-trained people.
 make any progress.                                                         The DRBC, he adds, wants to occupy a middle ground where
     Pizzariello says his lack of a personal agenda makes him the        the party is beholden to nobody but the electorate.
 ideal candidate to represent the riding as a strong voice.



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                      SHOP HISTORIC
                    ABBOTSFORD
    Do you   Anne’s now a
   have the complete oasis
    beat?    of pampering
   Ever heard of the Djembe?             Over at Anne’s Hairstyling, things have
Well, Ray from Seams to be         taken an exciting twist with the addition of a
Sewing has and he actually         masseuse to the team.
plays it. The Djembe is a West        Following the retirement of former owner
African drum that is believed to   Marcelline, Joanne went looking for someone
have come from the Malinke         to help pamper her clients, and found that per-
people in the northeast of         son in a former Kamloops resident who came
Guinea. Ray, as he says,           down to Abbotsford a short time ago.                                   Lois, Jennifer, Kathy and Joanne.
“whacks” his drum when he             As of two weeks ago, Jennifer, the new
gets together with the other                                                                        Joanne says it’s been two years since she took
                                   masseuse, has been offering massage, full body                over the business and growth has been steady as
members of Kitchen Sync, an        waxing, and lymphatic drainage as part of her
original contemporary music                                                                      customers find the shop and learn to make it a reg-
                                   repertoire. She currently works Thursdays through             ular stop in their monthly rounds.
band that he belongs to. They      Saturdays.
blend jazz and folk flavours                                                                        The addition of Jennifer has made Anne’s
                                      Eventually, Jennifer expects to offer facials, but         Hairstyling a complete oasis of pampering for men
                                   has to make sure she’s well settled in first before           and women alike.
   It’s no wonder Susan from       taking that step.
Elite Body Moves has opened                                                                         All of the staff are highly skilled in their areas
                                      In the meantime, her services perfectly comple-            of expertise and Joanne says customers can expect
up a new dance wear store. She     ment those offered by Joanne and Kathy, the hair
did ballet and tap when she was                                                                  excellent service from each member of the team.
                                   stylists in Anne’s Hairstyling, and Lois, the estheti-          Anne’s Hairstyling is located at 33779 South
a small child, her daughter Lisa   cian who specializes in nails, manicures and pedi-
was a dancer, and now her                                                                                 Fraser Way. Call 604.853.2311.
                                   cures.
granddaughters Jensen and
Kaitlyne are also kicking up
their heels.                                  BAKERY                             DANCEWEAR                                             SEWING
   When you walk into
Fastamps & Laser Engraving                                                                                                                    PFAFF®
you will notice a world map                                                                                                                           Authorized
with pins stuck into it. Sandy          RETAIL/WHOLESALE BAKERY
                                                                         #3-2635                                                                          Dealer
says it’s fun to pin the map                                                                                                                       MACHINE SALES,
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whenever they ship outside the
province, and so far they’ve        pastries available every day         Downtown                    • ACTIVEWEAR               • Scissors Sharpening • Notions
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pinned China, Australia and            2635 W. RAILWAY ST.               604.851.7776                  & YOGA WEAR                   Seams to be Sewing
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for the Alaska destination are
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   Hank from Olde Towne                 DANCE STUDIO                              HAIR SALON                                           STAMPS
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held last Saturday was a huge
success, and the winner of the     Dynamic Dance                                         Anne’s
                                                                                        Hairstyling
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                                                       Looking For Something To Do?
   May 6 is the date for the next Classic Movie Matinée in the is Jennifer Walters, wife of NHL hockey star Ryan Walters, who will
Grand Theatre at 2 p.m. (doors open 1:30 p.m.) This month’s feature talk about life as a busy wife and mom. Call Sonya at 604.859.0360
is Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid featuring Paul Newman and or Marg at 604.850.9223 to reserve a place.
Robert Redford. Tickets are $2 and proceeds go to the Abbotsford
Seniors’ Resource Centre. All ages welcome.                            Community Kitchens of the Fraser Valley
                                                                    presents Spring Strings, their first ever silent
   Abbotsford Seniors Association is having a tea and bake sale, auction and dinner, on May 10 at the Abbotsford
plus crafts from 11:30 to 2 p.m. on May 7 at the centre on Cyril Banquet and Conference Centre, 33738 Laurel St.
Street. Call Pat at 604.855.4985 for more information.              Tickets are $55 per person. Entertainment by vio-
                                                                    linist Calvin Dyck. Proceeds support the
   After 5 Connection Abbotsford meets May 9 at 6:30 p.m. for Community                Kitchens     program.     Call
dinner at abc Restaurant on Marshall Rd. Cost is $15. Guest speaker 604.864.2081 for tickets.




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  Lawn tips   Time to beat the heat and
 from a pro glare of the sun with the help
   It’s lawn-mowing time so
Rick from Nutri-Lawn offers
these pointers. A large percent-
age of total growth occurs in
                                     of Maureen’s Window Magic!
                                        Summer’s coming and that means
springtime. Therefore, mow          it’s time to find ways to beat the heat
every four to seven days. Never     and deal with bright sunlight when
remove more than one-third of       you’re indoors. It’s a good idea to
the leaf blade, otherwise it will   make Maureen’s Window Magic!
result in browning. Also, mow       your first stop.
in different patterns to avoid          For more than a decade now,
rutting or tire marks.              Maureen’s Window Magic! has been
                                    helping homeowners and business
   A case lot sale on chocolate     people deal with bright sunshine and
bars –– it has to be every          the sun’s hot rays beating down on
female’s dream. Monique from        them through their windows.
Carb      Cutters      Lifestyle        With one of the largest selections
Market has ordered 144 cases        of blinds, shades and shutters in the
of Carb Watchers brand choco-       area, and more than three decades in
late bars (four different           the industry, owner Maureen knows
flavours), and as a result she is   the ins and outs of creating beautiful
up to her neck in chocolate         yet functional window treatments that
bars. They must be sold so          block out the unwanted effects of a
she’s having a case lot sale.       hot summer sun.                           With more than 30 years in the industry, Maureen knows window
                                        “Sun and heat control are major treatments better than most.
    Levi is a huge male             issues at this time of the year,” says
Leonberger (cross between a St                                                             rooms together for her clients.
                                    Maureen. “People are looking for cool comfort and          “I only work with the best,” she adds. “They’re
Bernard, Newfoundland &             we can help.”
Great Pyrenees) and he loves                                                               reliable and they do really good work.”
                                        Though blinds, shades and shutters might sound         Draperies, bedspreads, re-upholstering and any-
his weekly swim at K9H2O.           rather straightforward, Maureen notes there are thing to do with fabrics in a room are Maureen’s
His favourite toy is the stuffed    many, many options available and her specialty is specialties. When she combines those skills with
penguin and he will not retrieve    helping a client figure out the best option for their her knowledge of all the other aspects of the indus-
anything else. He loves it when     home or office.
people pat his back or crank his                                                           try, it’s no wonder people call from all over the
                                        One of the more popular options these days is Lower Mainland and as far away as Parksville and
tail like an old red water pump.    motorized blinds and shades, which come with a Hope to have Maureen work her magic.
He also loves a big belch           remote control so it’s easy to adjust the light com-
before dashing off again after                                                                 “I’m used to dealing with difficult windows,”
                                    ing in from anywhere in the room.                      she says. “Today’s houses are much different from
his stuffed toy.                        Just as popular are the two-inch wood and faux when I started many years ago. Then, they used to
                                    wood blinds that are all the rage right now. be pretty straightforward as most windows were of
    Arlene and Andrew from          Maureen cautions, however, that people shouldn’t a standard height and width. Today they come in all
Clearbrook       Photographic       fall into the trap of fashionable but non-functional shapes and sizes and it’s not always easy to figure
Arts have worked together for       blinds.
30 years. Arlene says she likes                                                            out the best treatment.”
                                        “A lot of people don’t realize how heavy those         Maureen says her experience as an interior dec-
to photograph people the way        two-inch blinds can be so you need to decide orator always stand her and her clients in good
they truly are and not just what    before you put them in whether you’re planning to stead, which has meant many happy customers
they look like. Andrew, on the      raise them on a daily basis. If you are, other options over the years.
other hand, just                    might be much better from a practical perspective.”
wants to capture                                                                               “I truly love what I do and that may be part of
                                        It’s that kind of insight that has made Maureen’s why my clients often refer family and friends.”
the fun, excit-                     Window Magic! a mecca for those who want the
ing      and                        best window treatments, in large part because
vibrant                             Maureen really knows her stuff, and because she
you.                                                                                            Maureen’s Window Magic! showroom is
                                    works with extremely talented installers, seam-               located at 2-31877 South Fraser Way.
                                    stresses and upholsterers who help her pull entire                      Call 604.864.8012.
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                                                                                            Arty Awards winners for 2005
    Inkwizzition                                                                            Continued from page 3
                                                                                            styles.
                                                                                                Outstanding Artist in the Literary Arts went to Alvin Ens, a
                 • Medically trained in piercing                                            member of the MSA Poets Potpourri and the Abby Christian
             • Professionally trained tattoo artists                                        Writers.
                                                                                                Outstanding Arts Advocate went to Freddy Latham, founder of
                      NOW                        • CUSTOM
                     OPEN!
  Open Mon-Sat                                                                              the Abbotsford Children’s Theatre and a past director of the
   Call for info                                 • FINELINE
                                               • TOUCH-UPS                                  Abbotsford Arts Council.
                                                                                                Outstanding Emerging Artist was awarded to Travis Regnier, a
        ABBOTSFORD’S LARGEST SELECTION OF BODY JEWELLERY                                    musician who has been playing drums since he was six.
                                                                                                Outstanding Arts Volunteer is Stella Johnson, who has been
                                                                                            tireless in her assistance to the arts in many, many ways.
         32292 South Fraser Way (across from City Hall) • 604.851.5666                          Arts Sponsor Award went to Sid Gould, owner of Sandstorm
                                                                                            Designs. He’s sponsored the Arty Awards for two years running, and
                                                                                            has been supportive of the arts in many other ways as well.




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         Talk Of The Town
 Everything
 new is old
   again
   They got a new machine at
Minuteman Press and Jack is
happy because even though it’s
new for the store, it’s an older
machine and that suits him just
fine. He says he can’t help it,
but he relates to the older
machines more than the newer                                                                                          A new look welcomes
ones.                                                                                                                 guests     to     Penang
                                                                                                                      Szechuan Cuisine, where
   Stathoula of Knockouts                                                                                             Sheng and his staff are
Salon reports a new product                                                                                           waiting to serve delicious
line called Body by Bed Head.                                                                                         Szechuan and Malaysian
                                                                                                                      dishes.
Included are lotions, sugar
scrubs, body washes, moistur-
izing mist and body butters.
She says Knockouts is the only
                                      Small changes make big difference
salon in the area carrying the
full line.                              to Penang dining experience
                                         Take care of the little things and the big things       Speaking of menus, Sheng’s added ice cream to
    Even though Sheng at
                                      will take care of themselves. It’s a maxim Sheng at    the bill of fare, with mouth-watering flavours like
Penang Szechuan Cuisine has
                                      Penang Szechuan Cuisine Malaysian Foods is             mango, green tea and yam. He’s also in the process
just hired some more help,
                                      more than happy to follow as he puts in place the      of updating the beer and wine lists, which will
Robyn claims that she still does
                                      many small changes designed to offer an even bet-      soon feature four new red and white wines, ciders,
all the work. Sheng, Sean, Ryan
                                      ter dining experience to the patrons of his restau-    and imported beer from India, the Philippines,
and Julie’s reaction to that: “It’s
                                      rant.                                                  Singapore and Thailand, in addition to the domes-
all in the eye of the beholder.”
                                         Anyone visiting Penang Szechuan Cuisine             tics already on the menu.
                                      Malaysian Foods these days will immediately be             Of course, you don’t have to wait for the new
    The Diva collection –– “It’s
                                      struck by the new landscaping out front of the         menu to sample the new beers and wines. Simply
All About Me” –– of magnets,
                                      restaurant, including a new fence and signage, a       ask the waiting staff and they’ll be more than
coffee mugs, stickers and pil-
                                      new walkway made of pavers, lawn accents and           happy to accommodate.
lows is flying off the shelves at
                                      plant pots.                                                The other change that’s becoming very popular
WYSIWYP Party, Crafts and
                                         Most of the work was done by Sean, one of           is the move to open the restaurant on Saturdays for
Other Cool Stuff and Sheila
                                      Penang’s owners, and Sean’s dad Ken, and it’s a        lunch. Now guests can savour the delicious cuisine
isn’t quite sure why. Perhaps
                                      beautiful addition to the restaurant, says Sheng,      created by Sheng and his staff, Sean, Robyn, Suki
it’s the cutesy sayings. “So
                                      who adds he’s had nothing but compliments from         and Julie, six days a week for lunch and dinner.
many men, so few who can
                                      customers since the work was done.                         And now that they’re open every day but
afford me.” Or, “Don’t treat me
                                         Inside the restaurant there are changes being       Sunday, customers can savourthe special recipes
any different than you would
                                      made as well, with Sheng having recently reprint-      created by Sheng’s father, Andy, , almost anytime
the queen.” Or, “One shoe can
                                      ed his lunch menu to make it easier for customers      they like, including the homemade brown sauce
change your life.”
                                      to decide what they want thanks to the explana-        that puts the zip in Penang’s great dishes.
                                      tions of ingredients that now grace said menu.             And they can do so from the comfort of their
    With a seven day a week
                                      He’s also working on the dinner menu but it won’t      own home after a long day of work or play simply
operation and the hectic sum-
                                      be ready for a while yet.                              by calling ahead for take-out. The staff will be
mer season just ahead, Wade at
                                         “We want people to be able to make easy deci-       more than happy to fax over a menu or folks can
Abbsry New & Used Tires has
                                      sions based upon what they like or dislike,” says      simply check the yellow pages in the phone book.
just hired a new installation
                                      Sheng. “We don’t want them having to guess at
team. Welcome to Aman, Inder,
                                      what they’re ordering only to be disappointed. By      Penang Szechuan Cuisine Malaysian Foods is
Namir, Peter, Brian and Deng.
                                      giving them the ingredients on the menu they can           located at 33370 South Fraser Way.
                                      simply enjoy their meal.”                                           Call 604.557.9857.
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