Valleyview AB Obituaries and Funeral Related News
Celebration of life for Clayton Cassidy to be held on Saturday - Pentiction Western NewsWednesday, July 5, 2017
No vehicle traffic will be permitted on Quartz Road between Stage Road and the Cache Creek Park between 12 and 2 p.m.No vehicle traffic will be permitted to travel from Valleyview Crescent or Valleyview Drive to Parke Road between 1 and 2 p.m.No vehicle traffic will be permitted n Stage Road between Quartz Road and Cariboo Highway between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.Drivers will be permitted to drive passengers to the pool parking lot at the Cache Creek Park, drop off passengers, and then leave to secure parking elsewhere.Parking is NOT permitted at the Community Hall, the Fire Hall, or at Cache Creek Elementary School. These lots are allocated for first responders only.There is very limited parking in the village. There is no parking at or around the Cache Creek Park. The following private properties have granted permission for their space to be used for public parking:Bob Corley (1408 Quartz Road); access to empty lot off Parke Road. Designated for seniors or people with disabilities.Bear’s Claw Lodge (northeast corner and along split rail fence)Bonaparte Indian Band Natural Resources office, Quartz RoadBC Hydro office, Quartz RoadVillage of Cache Creek Municipal office, Quartz RoadCache Creek Machine Shop, Quartz RoadKal Tire (highway frontage and other spaces that do not interfere with business)In partnership with School District No. 74, the Village of Cache Creek has arranged for attendees to be shuttled to and from the service. The lots dedicated for parking are the two empty lots immediately north of the Starhouse Restaurant. The shuttles will begin transporting passengers to the service at 11 a.m., and continue to 2 p.m.Following the service, the buses will begin transporting passengers back to the park...
EVENTS CALENDAR for Surrey (Feb. 9 and beyond) - Surrey NowWednesday, February 8, 2017
“The Tides and Torrents Ceilidh”: Fourth annual fundraiser hosted by FVGSS: A Musical Theatre Company, on Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Rose Room at Valleyview Funeral Home, Surrey, featuring live music, refreshments and snacks. “The most fun you’ll have at a funeral home.” Tickets $15/$20 via Brownpapertickets.com/event/2750217.
Oscar Night Gala hosted by Royal Canadian Theatre Company as fundraiser for its Youth Mentorship Programs, on Sunday, Feb. 26 at Sheraton Vancouver Hotel in Guildford, 4:30 p.m. start. “The evening is the red carpet/black tie event of the season and features a champagne reception, arts patronage, bubbles and culture in your own backyard. New this year: ages 12 and up are welcome.” Tickets and info: 778-888-7217, Rctheatreco.com.
International Mother Language Day 2017 celebration on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2:30-4:30 pm at Bear Creek Pavilion, 13750 88th Ave., Surrey. Free. “KPU’s Department of Language and Cultures will present performances of traditional music to celebrate the languages and cultures of French, Japanese, Mandarin, Punjabi and Spanish. Join us for the fun and to cherish your own mother tongue!” Info: 604-599-2544, Kpu.ca/arts/language-cultures/imld.
Black History Month celebration at Surrey Museum on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. “Entitled ‘Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,’ the lively event will highlight the contributions of the black community in music, sport, politics, human rights and invention. With music spanning African drums, gospel, country, ragtime, jazz and hip hop, the free event is expected to be entertaining for all ages. Free non-alcoholic ginger beer and Jamaican patties, dance art performances, jazz piano by Dominik Heins, Pasi and African Marimba, hip-hop by Blue Team Blue, performances by Embers Moore. Museum is located at 17710 56A Ave., Surrey. Info: 604-592-6956, Surrey.ca/heritage.
“Black History Month Celebration by African Stages Association of BC,” on Thursday, Feb. 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Surrey City Hall’s Centre Stage, 13436 104 Ave. Entry by minimum donation of $10. “Celebrate Black History Month 2017 with a world renowned Poetic Prophet and dramatized storytelling,” with special guest Neal Hall, a U.S.-based ophthalmologist and multiple award-winning international poet. Info: Africanstages.org, 604-767-1471.
Surrey’s 23rd Annual International Women’s Day Celebration on Saturday, March 4, from noon to 4 p.m. at Queen Elizabeth Secondary School, 9457 King George Blvd. “Women are invited to celebrate International Women’s Day with an afternoon of fun, entertainment, snacks, refreshments and door prizes. Children are welcome. Pre-registration is required for transportation purposes only.” Facebook.com/Surrey-International-Womens-Day-1535041763440896.
The Construction Expo: Event on March 11-12 at Cloverdale Agriplex. “New products, new ideas, new services & new businesses – these are the 4 words that better describe The Construction Expo 2017. Innovation, trends, qua...
A wet, square Valentine's - Surrey News - Surrey Leader - Surrey LeaderWednesday, February 8, 2017
Yup, FVGSS, A Musical Theatre Company presents their fourth annual fundraiser The Tides and Torrents Ceilidh on Feb. 11 from 7:30 p.m. to midnight in the Rose Room at Valleyview Funeral Home, 14644 72 Ave.
The songs performed will reflect Canada’s relationship with water, from waltzing log drivers to drunken sailors to raising the Mary Ellen Carter.
The band will include Adrian Duncan, leader of the Juno-nominated band Skystone, some FVGSS regulars plus a few special guests.
Ken Melech, the Hoedown Hero, will call the square dances.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
Order online at brownpapertickets.com/event/2750217
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Calgary murder victim Nadia El-Dib laid to rest on Easter Sunday - Globalnews.caThursday, April 12, 2018
RCMP officer was injured after a shootout west of Edmonton near Evansburg, Alta. on Thursday night.WATCH: Mason Davis captured this audio from a police scanner during the tense moments when an Alberta RCMP officer was shot and a murder suspect killed west of Edmonton near Evansburg.It started when RCMP said an officer spotted a man who was believed to be wanted on a Canada-wide warrant, and a chase began after he failed to stop his vehicle.In the confrontation that followed, police say the suspect was killed and the RCMP officer suffered minor injuries. Sgt. Brian Topham, 59, was airlifted to hospital in Edmonton after a bullet grazed his head. He was released on Sunday.READ MORE: Evansburg RCMP officer recovering after shootout with murder suspect west of EdmontonLet's block ads! (Why?)...
Conservation group says Alberta grizzly, Bear 148, shot dead in BC - CTV NewsThursday, April 12, 2018
EDMONTON -- Conservationists are mourning the death of a female grizzly bear that had been moved from a popular area west of Calgary this summer to a remote park in northwest Alberta.
Stephen Legault of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative said Bear 148 was shot by a hunter on Sunday after wandering into British Columbia from its new home.
Legault said the bear was just becoming old enough to have cubs.
"What is really sad is that we have lost the potential that this grizzly bear represented for the further recovery of the threatened species in Alberta," he said Wednesday.
He noted that grizzly bears are often killed after being struck on highways and by trains.
"The fact that this bear was killed by a hunter illustrates the fact that there are many threats to these animals."
The B.C. government plans to ban the killing of grizzly bears for trophy, but not until after this hunting season.
Parks Canada and the Alberta government later confirmed the death of Bear 148.
"This outcome underlines the need for more collaboration across jurisdictions to co-ordinate wildlife and people management at a landscape level," Parks Canada said in an email.
Bear 148 was moved in July from its range near Banff and Canmore, Alta., to Kakwa Wildland Park.
The bear never hurt anyone but had gotten too close to people dozens of times since it was born in the Banff National Park a...
A reflective Father Bob Haggarty looks back on his time in Lillooet - Bridge River Lillooet NewsThursday, April 12, 2018
I said to the seniors, ‘If you can’t get along with the Catholics, you’re free to leave!’” It should be noted the seniors have not gone anywhere. Originally from Alberta, Father Bob was ordained in 1971 as a priest in the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI). The Order was founded in 1816 and has had a presence in British Columbia since 1858. The apostolic Oblates focused on outreach to remote and/or wilderness areas, which B.C. was at the time of the Gold Rush. “The Oblates were there, right at the beginning of the colonization of B.C.,” adds Father Bob, who says those early priests were so young that they were described as altar boys. He can quote the early history of the Oblates in B.C. chapter and verse, but is also fascinated by Canadian military history. He says that’s related to one of his mother’s brothers, who went overseas with the RCAF during the Second World War and was killed in action. “My mother had all these letters and pictures but had no time to organize them. But I thought, ‘If we don’t value his contributions, who’s going to?’ He sacrificed his life for this country, so I felt I owed him that and so I took every photo and every scrap of paper and put them in order.” After he began living here, Father Bob became intrigued by the history of local veterans, particularly the “Boys of Lillooet” whose names are inscribed on the cenotaph on the lawn outside the District Office. “I said to myself, ‘Who are you? Who are you?’” He then spent years researching their lives and eventually produced two volumes (World War One and World War Two) of priceless biographical material - old black and white and sepia photos, precious personal letters written from the front lines, military records and his own conversations with their siblings and other family members - that preserves the memory of the “Boys of Lillooet” for posterity. “Those fellows grew up here, lived within a five or 10-mile radius of downtown Lillooet and they never came back,” he says softly. “I thought they should be remembered and we should be proud of them.” Father Bob believes “history is made up of local people. It’s more than what Prince Charles has done. It’s people who are walking down the street. There’s history there, too.” He continues, “And it’s a good story if you go back and find out what happened. I remember hearing an interview with Mark Forsythe on the CBC and he was coming to Lytton for a public forum on the Gold Rush. It was also about the opening up of the Lillooet area and it was an eye-opener, too. I believe in history and I like to know history. I think the history of Lillooet makes you appreciate the place where you live. And for visitors, so much of B.C.’s history took place within a half mile of here.” He says, “Sometimes I’ll go down to Seton Lake and just sit there and I’ll ask people who are visiting for the day if they know where they are and what happened here. It makes it more interesting for them if they know some of the local history.” Father Bob acknowledges he’s “dealing with the reality of being a senior” and some health challenges involving his eyesight, but hopes to continue living here. “Why would I want to leave Lillooet?” he asks. “The environment here...