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Teacher Newsmagazine   Volume 18, Number 5, March 2006  

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For information about advertising in the newsmagazine, go to bctf.ca/newsmag or contact Kathleen Smith, newsmag@bctf.ca. 

TRAVEL/VACATION 

SILVER STAR mountain chalets and suites. Luxurious ski in/out accommodation. Private hot tubs, fully equipped kitchens, gas F/P. Avail. year round www.alpine chaletrental.com or pmmunroe@shaw.ca

TOFINO Newly renovated & furn. 2 bd. home across the road from Chesterman Beach. For information, call 250-726-5195 or look us up at www.tofinoresorts.ca

QUALICUM BEACH Dandelion Cottage offers 1 bd., full kitchen, cozy & comfortable private suite. A great getaway, close to the beach in summer, skiing in winter. Very affordable. Ph: 250-752-5127 or www.geocities.com/dandelioncottageca/

SHUSWAP, Eagle Bay. Affordable summer suite respite. Sleeps 4. BBQ, moorage, beach, N/S, N/P, morningstarfarms@telus.net

GABRIOLA ISLAND BC, 2 bd., private, fully equipped, starting $760/mo. or $425/wk. 250-247-9883, www.gabriola cottage.netfirms.com, boysen@shaw.ca.

QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS/ HAIDA GWAII Fabulous "mothership" kayaking, wilderness adventure, unforgettable experiences. 1-888-559-8317, www.island.net/~archipel

HORNBY ISLAND summer vacation, book early. Arthurs House, sleeps 5-8, $1100/wk. Arthurs Cottage sleeps 2-5, $550/wk. comfortable home, sunny location, close to beach, full kitchen, lawn, trees. davidcloud@hornbyisland.com, 250-335-0245.

SAILING CHARTER, Barebones, July, 27 1/2’ CAL, fully equipped, Nanoose, Vancouver Island, $700/wk. Experience necessary. 250-752-7372.

QUALICUM July rental, 2 bd. home, 1.5 acres, all amenities, fully furnished, $1000/mo. 250-752-7372.

OCEANFRONT HOME. Vacation in our fully equipped Vancouver Island waterfront home. Watch the cruise ships, the Bald Eagles in the trees along the beach, or a raft of sea lions floating by. Walk on the beach and discover the sea creatures in the tide pools. Enjoy the gorgeous glass solarium taking in the breathtaking view. 4 bd., 2 bath, family room w/woodstove, roomy kitchen and a living room with gas F/P. Cable and high speed hookup. $1000/wk. or call for monthly rates. For more details: eaglesaerie0.tripod.com/ or call 760-757-4313.

QUADRA ISLAND waterfront cottage, quiet, secluded, relaxing… 1-800-661-9441.

NANOOSE BAY. Waterfront guest house, sleeps up to 4, panoramic views of the Georgia Strait/Gulf Islands. Rent a kayak, explore quaint Qualicum Beach shops, or the many nature trails outside our back door, or relax in one of the nearby spas. 15 min. N of Nanaimo. Also inquire about separate 4 bd., custom built, waterfront home for rent during the summer. E-mail darren&scott@telus.net or phone 250-468-2795.

OKANAGAN GETAWAY! 2 bd. cottage, Kaleden (near Penticton), full kitchen. Bike trail, beach, golfing, wine tours, skiing. $110/night (winter, spring). kingcranston@telus.net, 604-939-2433. Pictures available.

SHUSWAP rustic lakeview Bed & Breakfast. Single women, artists, writers, seniors, couples. Dorm/twin, queen rooms. Beaches, hiking, golfing, fishing, Salmon grounds. Open year round. Small seminars/retreats. 250-679-2715.

WHISTLER Alta Lake, waterfront, 1 bd. condo, sleeps 4, 1 km to village, FP, TV/VCR/ DVD. summer/winter rates, 604-298-2070.

WHISTLER GETAWAY. Pinecrest Estates, 5 bd., 1400 sq.ft. cabin, sauna, deck with BBQ, fully-equip. kitchen, DW, WD, wood stove (wood provided). Rates from $175/nt. (seasonal) glush@shaw.ca or 604-936-3346.

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

WHISTLER Village North, 2 bd. deluxe townhome. 604-531-6847. View at www.whistlervacationhome.ca.

SKI WHISTLER BLACKCOMB luxury condo sleeps 4 or 5, pool, hot tubs, ski in/out. Book early! 604-929-6589, www.at-blackcomb.com.

WHISTLER Deluxe 1 bd., village, 2.5/ bed. Creekside, rates $69+, salij@shaw.ca

WHISTLER CREEK townhouse for rent. View of Alta Lake. 2 bath., 3 bd., sleeps 6. 604-535-3447.

WHISTLER 1 bd. condo (Whistler Creekside) sleeps 4, F/P, hot tub, swimming pool, sauna, kitchen fully equipped, u/ground parking, close to lift and stores. Call Jan or John at 604-530-0958.

WHISTLER, 3 bd. chalet, sleeps 6, all amenities, $200/night. Call John 604-987-7619.

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

WHISTLER Spring Break March 11-19, Condo, 2 bd., sleeps 6, all amenities. Family area, 2 km to village. $225/night (min. 2 nts.), other dates $100-$150/night (min. 2 nts.) 604-988-8231, ronsargent2000@ hotmail.com.

EAST COAST COTTAGES. 2 bd./ 1 bath sleeps 5 and/or 4 bd., 2 bath, sleeps 8. Great beach, centrally located in New Brunswick, 1 hr to PEI, 2 hrs to Halifax, e-mail cglass1@shaw.ca, 250-828-6280.

SPRING BREAK. Palm Desert Marriott. Beautiful luxury accommodation on golf course. 18 tennis crts, world class spa, 6 pools. Condo sleeps 4, full kitchen, F/P, BBQ, internet. Owner rental. Hugh Discount. March 11—18. Also available March 18—25. Cell: 604-338-9823.

KIHEI, MAUI. Large selection of fully equipped condos. Great beaches. Near shopping centre. Call Alf, 604-291-1751, F: 604-291-9773, kihei@telus.net.

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.

PUERTO VALLARTA Beautiful, large, 2 bd. furn. condo, downtown, 3 blks from the Malecon (beach). Reasonable wkly rates, N/S, dbemc@hotmail.com, 604-608-4268.

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, i_roland@hotmail.com, http://mypage.uniserve.ca/~iroland

DISCOVER RURAL FRANCE on two wheels! Explore the magnificent Loire or the flavours of Burgundy as you cycle through fields of sunflowers, past historic chateaux and picturesque villages. You are guided by the unbound enthusiasm of a Francophile teacher. 10-day tours depart for the Loire: July 4 and July 13, July 27 for Burgundy. www.travellers-tale.com, e-mail: info@travellers-tale.com. Panorama Travel 1-888-703-0163, BC Reg#2683.

www.greatspots.com List your recreation property for rent or find a Great Vacation Spot for yourself. Locally owned and operated, we’ve been in business since 1989 and have over 120 beautiful properties to choose from.

YOGA RETREAT IN FRANCE. July 11—22, 2006. Come to France for a yoga retreat that will use yoga postures, breath, meditation and dialogue to bring a sense of lightness into your life. www.frenchfarmhouse.ca

PAINTING & DRAWING IN THE AUVERGNE. July 25—August 5, 2006. Join us in the rustic French countryside to explore drawing and painting en plein air. www.frenchfarmhouse.ca

FRANCE. south Languedoc small village house available for rent, www.swanshouseinfrance.com

PARIS Montmartre, 1 bd. apt, quiet, metro, shops, ADULTS only, N/S. Available July1—Aug15. Minimum 2 wks. 650 euros/ wk. (approx. $950 cdn) Call 604-736-5894.

BUCERIAS MEXICO. 20 min. north of Puerto Vallarta airport. Ocean front, new 2 bd., 2 bath condo. Fully furn. including Star Choice tv, infinity pool, beautiful beach with restaurants and markets nearby. View at www.colibricondominiums.com, $200/ night, weekly/monthly rates. Available March 16-28 and April onward. Contact us at gwwood-linda@hotmail.com or 011-52-329-298-1671.

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

FOR RENT 

VANCOUVER Clean, bright, quiet, centrally located condos at Robson & Bute. 1 bd. $85/single. Daily/weekly/monthly rates. 604-608-4268, dbemc@hotmail.com.

VICTORIA UVic area, furnished 2 bd. plus den July/Aug. $1200/mo. 250-598-8791.

WHITE ROCK fantastic ocean view from all rooms. 2 blks from beach, completely remodeled 1000 sq.ft., 2 bd. apt, very quiet area, top floor, huge balcony, fully furn. Available August 2006 for 2 yr. lease, $1300/mo., plus utilities. No kids or pets. Applicants must be over 45. Contact Richard at 604-536-3889 or e-mail at rdb333@yahoo.ca

ACCOMMODATION REQUIRED Short-term, 2 bd. rental or board. Vancouver Westside for family of four from July 9 to Aug. 24 approx. Contact 604-731-0947.

WANTED TO RENT English family looking for Vancouver accommodation for 1 or 2 weeks during late July—Aug. 2006. Dates flexible. Call Judith at 604-261-4951 or info@kitscottagebythesea.com

MISCELLANEOUS 

MASTER OF EDUCATION (Special Education) by coursework offered by Flinders University in S. Australia is recognized by the B.C. Teacher Qualification Service. The degree is available entirely in distance mode. Applications are invited now for commencement of study in 2006. More information at: http://ehlt.flinders. edu.au/northamerica or from the program co-ordinator, Bernice.Burnip@flinders. edu.au

USE YOUR MOUSE to find your house! www.carollivingstone. com, Victoria, Sooke or Sidney. Thinking of buying or selling, click on Victoria’s top real estate web site, free reports and MLS listings with full addresses. Call Carol and discover how to save with her teacher’s discount. Carol Livingstone, B.Ed. Re/Max Camosun, carol@carolliving stone.com, toll free 1-800-663-2121 or 250-744-3301.

FIND A TUTOR web site. Designed for tutors looking for clients and parents/ students looking for tutors. Free 2 month trial for tutors wishing to advertise. www.findAtutor.ca

MAKE A DIFFERENCE in your students’ lives, www.howtomakea difference.com

RETIRING? Undecided about your Joint Life option? Order Choosing the Right Options, a straightforward guide/workbook for selecting the best option for your situation—$15. Interactive Excel CD version— $30. Mail: Ken Smith, 5120 Ewart St., Burnaby, BC V5J 2W2 or BCTF Lesson Aids.

BAFA-BAFA game for sale. Perfect condition, never used. $200 firm. 250-692-9179.

FOR SALE—OSOYOOS New waterfront townhouse, 1200 sq.ft., 2 bd., 2 bath, rancher. Rec centre, pool, hot tub, lots of upgrades, $375,000 incl. gst. 604-943-6682.

TEACHER EXCHANGE. Hobart, Tasmania. I am seeking a 1-year teacher exchange to Vancouver for 2007. I teach English, History, and French at Newtown High (boys), an excellent school. Would you like to spend a year in a beautiful city? kate.black@education.tas.gov.au

CANADIAN TEACHERS OVERSEAS, building bridges through education and travel. Contact: Carol Baird-Krul at 250-247-0077, cbairdkrul@shaw.ca. Experienced overseas educator, proven placement advisor.

EXAM PREP SERVICE for university students, www.prep101.com, seeks dynamic lecturers in Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Math, and Physics in Vancouver. Positions are part-time on weekends and remuneration is excellent. Interested? E-mail resume to andy@prep101.com or phone 778-786-3263 for more info.

TEACHER EXCHANGE. Toronto Grade 1 teacher wants exchange with teacher in Prince George for next year. Downtown arts/cafe district, school emphasizes art with much parent support. I have a 1 bd. condo in downtown, new building, close to lake and transit, concierge service, gym, pool, and whirlpool. Would like an area in Prince George serviced by transit. Contact: cherylp02@hotmail.com.

RESOURCES 

RESOURCES. Enhance your Kindergarten, ESL, FIrst Grade, Speech classes with Annie Ape: The Magic Bullet to Literacy and Alphasongs. Information at www. kindergarten-tips-and-skill-lessons.com, 604-850-6748, dewdneydragon@shaw.ca

FOUR WORKSHOPS for your classroom and pro-d days. Author and speaker, Julie Ferguson, harmonizes brain- and evidence-based research with professional writing tips to revitalize students’ writing. Visit www.beaconlit.com/Teacher workshops.htm, then call 604-469-1319 or e-mail info@beaconlit.com to book Julie for your next event.

EXPERIENCE NATURE’S WONDER Burns Bog. Contact Burns Bog Conservation Society for resources, tours 604-572-0373, 1-888-850-6264.

TEACHER’S GUIDE to Miracle at Willowcreek $19.95, Novel $9.95. Order from Burns Bog Conservation Society, 4-7953 120th Street, Delta, BC V4C 6P6, phone 604-572-0373 or 1-888-850-6264.

BRAIN COACH: STUCK KIDS? Unmotivated classes? Does your school or district need a boost? LA teacher, 30 yrs. experience, brain gym coach, brain-based learning facilitator presents useful, practical, meaningful pro-d for new and veteran teachers. Magical Brain presentations in over 25 BC districts plus numerous conferences over last 8 yrs. Find out how the brain learns best. www.braincoach.ca.

TEACHING WEATHER? Finally! A cohesive, comprehensive package of well-planned lessons and resources for teaching the foundations of weather science. Designed for BC’s new science curriculum! "Destination Discovery: The Weather Zone" www.discoverysciencelearning.com

CANADA: A PEOPLE’S HISTORY viewing guides to assist students using this video series. Download sample materials at www.bcguidebooks.ca.

CIVICS 11 reading guides for students using the texts Canadian by Conviction and Civics: Participating in a Democratic Society. Download sample materials at www.bcguidebooks.ca.



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