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TRAVEL VACATION

QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS/ HAIDA GWAII Fabulous "mothership" kayaking, wilderness adventure, unforgettable experiences. 1-888-559-8317, www.TourHaidaGwaii.com

WHISTLER Condo. Sleeps 4, views, close to village, all amen. 604-943-9423.

GRANADA, NICARAGUA Discover this beautiful Spanish colonial city and little known country. B&B run by retired BC teacher. For info contact carolannrea@hotmail.com

WHISTLER GETAWAY Pinecrest Estates, 4-5 bd., 1.5 bath, 1400 sq.ft. cabin, sauna, deck with BBQ, fully-equip. kitchen, DW, WD, wood stove (wood provided). Seasonal rates. glush@shaw.ca or 604-936-3346.

BLACKCOMB Luxury 2 bd/loft, 3 bath, sleeps 8, ski-in, ski-out, 604-940-0156.

WHISTLER CREEKSIDE 3 bdrm. townhouse for rent, sleeps 6-8 comfortably, 2 bath. 604-535-9315.

WHISTLER 1 bd. condo (Whistler Creekside) sleeps 4, F/P, hot tub, swimming pool, sauna, fully equipped kitchen, u/ground parking, walk across the street to lifts and stores. Book early to avoid disappointment. Call Jan or John at 604-530-0958.

SUN PEAKS RESORT Stone’s Throw Unit 49, Luxurious brand new condo 2bd/2bath sleeps 5, ski-in-ski-out, Mountain Views, Private hot tub, F/P, BBQ, 6 appliances, Plasma TVs. Free Wireless Internet. All amenities. NS/NP. To reserve call 1-866-425-5872 or go to www.stones throw49.directvacations.com Reservation code: Teacher

FRANCE. Ultimate vacations, privately owned, beautiful furn. 1 bd. central Paris. Provence lovely furn. house close to Avignon. Wkly/ mthly. 604-738-1876, 604-298-3904, irene.roland@gmail.com, www.ultimateparis.com

KIHEI, MAUI Large selection of fully equipped condos. Great beaches. Near shopping centre. Call Alf, 604-291-1751, kihei@telus.net.

KIHEI, MAUI Privately owned, beautiful fully furn. 2 bd., 2 bath condo across from Kamaole beaches. Great complex, Great location. 250-598-6955, F: 250-598-6965.

WHISTLER BLACKCOMB Ski-in/out, quiet luxury condo, sleeps 5, pool, hot tubs, 3 night min. www.at-blackcomb.com, Sheila 604-929-6589.

WHISTLER condo, 2 bd. sleep 6, quiet family area, 10 min. to Village. All amen., F/P, jetted tub, etc. Rates from $100 to $225/night. Depending on duration and season. Ron 604-988-8231, rhsargent@shaw.ca  

WHISTLER 3 bd. chalet, sleeps 6, all amenities, John 604-987-7619.

GULF ISLANDS Deluxe waterfront cottage, 1 bd./sleeps 4, winter and summer rates, call Alma 250-629-3008, www.ainsliepointcottage.com.

OKANAGAN Osoyoos lakeview cherry orchard private house rental. Weekly in summer, long term out of season. www.lake viewcherryorchard.com or call Carol 604-209-7220.

WHISTLER townhouse, sleeps 8, fully equip. 604-985-7669 or Gary 778-241-7471.

CABO 2 bdrm., 2 bath, newly renovated condo on spectacular bay. 3 min. walk to beach. $950/ wk. e-mail duggans@shaw.ca

DISCOVER RURAL FRANCE ON TWO WHEELS with easy going routes that meander through France’s scenic landscapes. There is little traffic so that the most inexperienced cyclist can pedal at a carefree pace. The accommodation is farmhouse style with regional cuisine and local wines. Guided by the unbound enthusiasm of a Francophile teacher, explore enchanting chateaux in the Loire; prehistoric treasures in the Dordogne; or the rolling vineyards of Burgundy. Panorama Travel www.franceby design.ca, 1-888-703-0163, info@ travellers-tale.com, BC reg 2683.

FRANCE Comfortable, entirely renovated 1 bd. apt. 15 min. by train from Central Paris. Can sleep up to 4 people. $500/wk. all included. Call 604-737-7181, email daphnoucho@hotmail.com

SOUTH OF FRANCE Teacher-owned holiday rental. Sunny, affordable 4 bd., 2 bath villa in Limoux, Languedoc. Great for sharing! Keith Digby 250-743-2439, www.southoffrancerental. com

SATURNA Gulf Island Getaway, www.lyallharbour.com, 1-877-473-9343.Fact finding and job search, SPRING BREAK IN CHINA March 15-29, (Van-Beijing) Visit a variety of schools, drop off resumes, see Forbidden City, Great Wall, Warriors; organized by a BC teacher, $99/day (dbl) + air & taxes, (14 days x $99 = $1386) ksly@travelonly.com

FRANCE FRANCE 2008 holiday rental. Well renovated stone houses in ancient vineyard village, SW France, great walking, cycling, food, wine. C$741/C$880 week per family unit. E-mail mjcapper@hotmail.com, visit www.ourhouseinfrance.com.au

RENT/EXCHANGE

VANCOUVER Clean, bright, quiet, centrally located condos at Robson & Bute. 1 bdrm. $95. Daily/weekly/monthly rates. 604-608-4268, dbemc@hotmail.com

WHITE ROCK/CRESCENT BEACH 3 bd., 2 1/2 bath. Walk to beach, parks and bus. Linens, dishwasher, kitchen. On sunny 1/2 acre lot. Monika 604-538-2652 or monihamilton@shaw.ca

VICTORIA Broadmead executive home. Available Feb. 10—March 3, rxfrost@shaw.ca

RESOURCES

RETIRING? Undecided about the Joint Life option? Order "Choosing the Right Options" a straightforward guide/workbook for selecting the best option for your situation. workbook $15, CD $15, both $25. Mail: Ken Smith, 5120 Ewart St., Burnaby, BC V5J 2W2 or BCTF Lesson Aids.

RETIRING? Do it right–get the book Transition to Retirement. It’s not about finances, it’s about you! www.pacificedgepublishing. com

BURNS BOG Book a field trip that empowers your students and satisfies your science curriculum. Contact Bree at Burns Bog Conservation Society. 604-572-0373 or 1-888-850-6264.

NEW BOOK "Honouring the Child: Changing Ways of Teaching" by Pamela Proctor, www.honouringthechild.com

THE SUBSTITUTE You want to TEACH? www.thesubstitute.ca

CANADA IS FOR KIDS Buy these acclaimed Michael Mitchell CDs, music books and other products or bring this popular elementary school concert to your school. Full details are at www.michael-mitchell.ca

MISCELLANEOUS

MASTER OF EDUCATION (Special Education) by coursework offered by Flinders University in S. Australia is recognized by the B.C. TQS. Degree available entirely in distance mode. Apply now for commencement of study in semester one (late February) or semester two (late July). More information at: ehlt.flinders.edu.au/northamerica or from the program co-ordinator, Bernice.Burnip@flinders. edu.au

MORTGAGES. Let a former teacher and now AMP (Accredited Mortgage Professional) find the best financing for all your mortgage financing needs. 604-329-3943, www.Vancouver Mortgages.ca.

RETIRED? RETIRING? Use your teaching skills to create another income stream to supplement your pension and secure your future. For information: 604-946-8955, bgmcclure@gmail.com

IN-HOME TUTORING agency needs certified teachers for Grade 1—12 (all subjects) for Lower Mainland, Campbell River, Comox Valley. www.schooliseasy.com Forward resume to susan@schooliseasy. com, or fax 604-439-1795, or phone 604-439-1790, toll free 1-877-787-5854.

SCHOOL TATTOOS 1000 tattoos with your school’s logo $149. Great for school spirit, teams or fundraising. Visit www.school tattoos.ca or e-mail info@schooltattoos.ca or tel/fax 613-567-2636.

USE YOUR MOUSE to find your house! Thinking of buying or selling in Greater Victoria, Sooke, or Sidney? Click on one of Victoria’s top real estate web sites for free reports and MLS listings with full addresses at www.carollivingstone. com. Carol Livingstone, B.Ed, Re/Max Camosun, carol@carollivingtone.com, toll free 1-800-663-2121 or 250-744-3301.

GLASSER CHOICE THEORY and Reality Therapy Training: Feb. 2, 3, 9, 10, 2008. Contact 604-983-2202. lscott@realitycounselling.ca

TURN RECORDS & TAPES INTO CDs If interested, phone Keith at 604-851-2860 or 604-556-4667 or e-mail me at keith53@shaw.ca or visit my web site at www.capespear connections.com

PACIFIC GARDENS Cohousing Community is a new, environmentally friendly condo project in Nanaimo on a spectacular 4.37 acre property close to downtown. Enjoy a strong sense of community, social interaction and over 7000 sq.ft. of common facilities. Find out more at www.pacific gardens.ca, 250-754-3060 or e-mail joinus@pacificgardens.ca


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