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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, email@example.com
GABRIOLA ISLAND BC, 2 bd., private, fully equipped, starting $760/mo. or $350/wk. 250-247-9883, www.gabriola cottage.netfirms.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS/ HAIDA GWAII Fabulous "mothership" kayaking, wilderness adventure, unforgettable experiences. 1-888-559-8317, www.island.net/~archipel
QUADRA ISLAND waterfront cottage, quiet, secluded, relaxing. 1-800-661-9441.
OKANAGAN GETAWAY! 2 bd. cottage, Kaleden (near Penticton), full kitchen. Bike trail, beach, golfing, wine tours, skiing. $110/night (winter, spring). email@example.com, 604-939-2433. Pictures available.
SHUSWAP budget lakeview Bed & Breakfast. Dorm/twin, queen rooms. Beaches, hiking, golfing, fishing, Salmon grounds. Open year round. Small seminars/retreats. 250-679-2715.
SUNSHINE COAST (Halfmoon Bay) Waterfront cottage, fully equipped, sleeps 4, F/P, BBQ, W/D, 604-885-0651, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
HERITAGE HOME Beautiful garden suite in Powell River historic Townsite. Promotional rates. Visit www.asuite vacation.com or call 604-414-0004.
PENTICTON spacious, 2 bd. townhouse overlooking Skaha Lake, 5 min. walk to beach and marina. July 1-15. $425/wk., $750/2 wks. email@example.com, 250-493-5750.
SALTSPRING waterfront home, 2300 sq.ft., 3 bd., fully equipped. Weekly, monthly rentals. 604-942-7321, firstname.lastname@example.org, saltspring.aoliver.ca/
CULTUS LAKE 3 bd. cottage, 150 ft. to lake. N/P, N/S, avail. April - Aug. 31, $700/ wk. or monthly negotiable. Phone 604-464-2890 or email@example.com
KELOWNA Immaculate 2 bd. home, hot tub, downtown cultural district, 3 blks from beach/boardwalk. $850/wk. July 2-9, 9-16, 16-23. Ph: 250-868-8952.
OLIVER Okanagan golf courses, wineries. Large, self-catering 1 bd. suite. Private entrance, hot tub, $75/night (min. 2 nights) 250-498-4350.
DEEP BAY Vancouver Island, 2 bd. furn. house, fully equipped, rural setting, partial ocean view, min. to beach. Avail. April 1 to Oct. 31, 250-244-3534 or 306-574-4909. firstname.lastname@example.org
GULF ISLANDS Spectacular new home. Booking now for weekly rental, sleeps 6, ocean view, private hot tub, www.penderislandhouse.com
YOGA RETREATS in Paradise Valley, Vancouver, June 9-11 or June 16-18. Yoga & Meditation for Beginners to Advanced. www.shivayogaretreats.com, 778-229-7550.
STICKS n’ STONES COUNTRY COTTAGES Galiano Island, suitable for 2-6 people. Children/pets welcome. Modern, all amenities, quiet with easy access to beach and forest trails. Contact 1-877-303-3546 toll free or www.galianoadventures.com, 10% discount for teachers and nurses.
PRINCETON B&B Cycle, hike, horseback ride on Kettle Valley Railway and connected trails: kvr Cycle-Inn B&B, 23 km north of Princeton. Also Bed & Bales. Hot tub. www.kvrcycleinn.com, 250-295-0569.
CHEMAINUS Vancouver Island panoramic ocean view, stunning sunrises, 2 luxurious apt. available, fully equipped, covered sundeck. For information 250-828-6280 or email@example.com
FAIRMONT TIME SHARE sale/rent. Located on Golf Course and near Panorama ski hill. 250-497-9950.
CULTUS LAKE Furn. 2 bd. recreational trailer, swimming pool/hot tub/golf, 5 min. walk to lake. 604-591-6065, www.StayatCultusLake.com
SUNSHINE COAST Kayaker’s dream! Rare oceanfront cottage at Pender Harbour. Private beach and well-maintained dock just steps from garden entry to suite. Shower, kitchen, radio, DVD. Sleeps 2-4. Minutes to nearby lakes and world famous Skookumchuck Rapids. July books fast. $475/wk. Susan 604-467-3978, susanwalker@ telus.net, www.penderharbour cottage.ca
KALEDEN Spacious 4 bd. home near Penticton. Sleeps 6, minutes to beach, private backyard, quiet neighbourhood. Includes all modern conveniences plus grand piano. $1500/wk. N/S, N/P, firstname.lastname@example.org
CABIN FOR RENT Shuswap Lake. Sleeps 4-6. Lakeview, weekly rentals from June to Sept. Call 604-525-9558.
COZY COTTAGE FOR RENT Lake Erroch, 1 1/2 hr. from Vancouver, 30 min. from Harrison. Sleeps 2-6. Golfing, hiking, fishing nearby. Call 604-525-9558.
HORNBY ISLAND Private well-appointed 2 bd. cabin. members.shaw.ca/scombs/ cabin.html
SUMMERLAND Self-contained studio suite in log home in Trout Creek area, close to some of the nicest beaches in the Okanagan, includes use of w/d, bbq, outdoor patio under grape arbour, $560/wk. e-mail email@example.com for photos and more info or call Ted 250-494-9809.
WHISTLER Soak in the hottub. Swim in the pool.Walk the trails. Bike to the village. Ski-in/out. Whistler at its best. Condo sleeps 4-6. Fully equipped. Quiet. $200/night (min. 2 nights) $125/night summer rate (min. 4 nights). 604-926-4315.
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) firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
WHISTLER Deluxe 1 bd., village, 2.5/ bed. Creekside, rates $69+, email@example.com
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 amen. 604-943-9423.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 250-828-6280.
KIHEI, MAUI. Large selection of fully equipped condos. Great beaches. Near shopping centre. Call Alf, 604-291-1751, F: 604-291-9773, email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com, http://mypage.uniserve.ca/~iroland
TUSCANY Italy. B&B. margihammer@ yahoo.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com. Panorama Travel 1-888-703-0163, BC Reg#2683.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
FRANCE, FRANCE 2006 holiday rental. Renovated 2 bd. houses in ancient vineyard village SW France. Great walking, cycling, food, wine. C$799/C$940 week per family unit. Email mjcapper@hotmail. com, visit www.users.bigpond.com/ scapper/france
CYCLE FRANCE 7-day cycling tours of southwest France. Visit prehistoric caves and medieval castles. Linguistic and cultural immersion. Enthusiastic BC teacher is your guide. 2 tours in July 2006. Includes all meals, visits, bicycles, 7 nights accommodation in Roque-Gageac, France. More details at www.bicyclefrance.com or contact Jon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOUTH OF FRANCE Teacher-owned holiday rental. Sunny, affordable 4 bd., 2 bath villa in Limoux, Languedoc. Great for sharing! Deith Digby 250-743-2439, www.southoffrancerental.com
PARIS Montmartre, 1 bd. apt., quiet, metro, shops, ADULTS only, N/S. Avail. July1-Aug.15. 650 euros/wk. approx. $950cd. Call 604-736-5894.
OLD PUERTO VALLARTA large 1 bd. condo, 2 blks from Los Muertos Beach, 604-879-7673, www.vrbo.com/56182
ALSACE, FRANCE 1 bd. apt. for rent in charming village. $600/wk. www.andlau.com, 250-656-3444.
VANCOUVER Clean, bright, quiet, centrally located condos at Robson & Bute. 1 bd. $85/single. Daily/weekly/monthly rates. 604-608-4268, email@example.com
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 1 yr. lease, $1200/mo., plus utilities. No kids or pets. Applicants must be over 45. Contact Richard at 604-536-3889 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
PENTICTON Furn. 2 bd., 2 bath condo. Rental can be teaching months only at $800/mo. Contact Brenda 403-860-3266 or email@example.com
KITSILANO 1 bd. condo available July and part of August. Call 604-737-7181 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
VANCOUVER Newly renovated furnished studio apt. for rent in West End, 3 blks from Stanley Park & English Bay. Daily, weekly rates (min. 2 nights). $75/ night, $500/wk. Contact 250-447-6393.
SUNNY WHITE ROCK Mid-July to mid-Aug. 2006. Great family home in quiet cul-de-sac, 4 bd. & playroom, great sunny backyard, 5 min. drive to beach. Walking distance to shops and bus. Contact Nathalie 604-542-0603 (evenings).
VICTORIA 4 bd., 2 bath family home in Colwood, 15 min. from downtown Victoria. Spectacular ocean view of Mt.Baker to the Olympic Range. 5 min. walk down path to the beach. Available July 2, $1900. Brian or Kelly 250-474-5136.
VANCOUVER West End, near beach, Stanley Park, Robson, theatres. Large furnished 1 bd. suite available July and Aug. $1000/mo. all incl. Contact 604-783-3613 or email@example.com
VICTORIA Furnished townhouse, 2 bd. plus office, $1000. July. firstname.lastname@example.org
VANCOUVER Beautiful, 2 bd. $500/wk. for July only. View, easy access to downtown. Call Jocelyne at 604-873-9176 or email@example.com
VICTORIA Beautiful, bright, clean, spacious 3 bd., 1400 sq.ft. lower level suite w/laundry facilities. 3 min. walk to UVic and 15 min. to the beach. $800/wk. Call 250-382-3533.
COQUITLAM Near SFU, lovely large 3 bd. home. July/Aug. Daily/weekly/monthly. firstname.lastname@example.org
PORT COQUITLAM Large 1 bd., main floor, new kitchen, 1.5 baths. Quiet, park-like setting. Shared laundry, utilities. N/S, no dogs, references, $700. 604-944-9575.
HOUSE EXCHANGE Vancouver/ Victoria house exchange, Aug. 6-13, lovely 3 bd. townhouse in Vancouver, sleeps 6, large patio and garden, convenient location. Looking for something similar in Victoria, email email@example.com
VICTORIA contemporary 3 bd., 2 bath. patio dplx. Fabulous location. N/S, N/P, July 1-31, $1300. 250-592-4563. firstname.lastname@example.org
VANCOUVER Great central location, quiet treed street, clean, bright. 900 sq.ft. apt., 1 bd. + den, large balcony. Available up to 2 years, August 2006. $1300 plus utilities. Contact Pat 604-871-0463.
MILL BAY house 30 min. from Victoria. Panoramic ocean views of Gulf Islands and Mt. Baker. Vaulted ceiling, 3 bd. and solarium. Avail. July, August, $1700/mo. or $600/wk. Phone 250-746-3628 or www.happylow.net
VANCOUVER Sublet 2 bd. apt. near UBC for the summer. 2 blks. from Kits Beach on quiet Vancouver street. Contact 604-220-7498 or 867-668-2929. email@example.com
SALTSPRING ISLAND Waterfront home, sleeps 6, private beach, sauna, Japanese garden, close to pub, ferry, store. $2,500/wk. 250-514-4109, firstname.lastname@example.org
VICTORIA Furn. executive style studio, close to downtown, kayaking, biking on Galloping Goose Trail, $1,200/mo. 250-514-4109, email@example.com
YALETOWN Summer rental. 1 bd.+den, furnished condo, avail. July & August. Pool, gym, parking, seawall and Robson, N/S, N/P. $1500/mo. 604-562-3361 (evenings).
WANTED: UBC area house exchange or rental for 3 bd. executive in Kelowna for July and August 2006. Contact 250-769-2750 or firstname.lastname@example.org
VICTORIA Artzy private home. Close to Elk Lake and beaches. July only. $1500. 250-658-5891.
VICTORIA James Bay, furn. 1 bd. for June/July/Aug. Great view. Across from park. $900/mo. Call 604-874-1089.
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.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE in your students’ lives, www.howtomakea difference.com
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
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.
CANADIAN TEACHERS OVERSEAS, building bridges through education and travel. Contact: Carol Baird-Krul at 250-247-0077, email@example.com. Experienced overseas educator, proven placement advisor.
OLD KOREAN PROVERB The King, the Father and the Teacher are to be respected equally. Come to Korea and teach English to enthusiastic students at public schools. Round trip airfare and furn. accom. provided. Weekends free to explore the rich culture of the hermit kingdom. Details: 604-451-0321, firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR SALE Wonderful ocean view Bowen Island home, 45 min. to Vancouver. Peaceful and private! $460,000. 5 min. stroll to Bowen Bay swimming beach. 604-228-8669, www.usellahome.com, List 2245.
FOR SALE Okanagan paradise, 36 ft. travel trailer with super slide, air conditioning, awning, island queen bed, 4 bunks, storage galore and many extras. New condition (2001) $24,900. Details and pictures available: email email@example.com, 604-908-3447.
AS LONG AS IT TAKES website. A gathering place for BC teachers and others interested in public education.Articles, letters, forum, chat room, photos, free classifieds, and lots of opinions. www.aslongasittakes.com
NEED A NEW OR NEWER VEHICLE? I make vehicle shopping easy, saving you time and money on a sale, lease or purchase. With a background in education I can listen and understand what is important to you. Check our web site and give me a call. Bill Sloan, Vehicle Agent, Prime Source Lease Group, 250-592-0879, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.pslease.com
OPEN HOUSE Cook School, Richmond. 50th Year Celebration, Thursday, May 18, 2006, 5-9 pm.
TEACHER APPRECIATION All teachers receive 15% off everything for the month of May. Some exceptions may apply. Homestead Furniture, #104-19070 Lougheed Hwy. Pitt Meadows, BC V
DRAMAWORKS 2006 Theatre Alberta hosts a variety of theatre workshops designed to collectively engage educators, amateurs, and professionals! Workshops in directing, acting, musical theatre, playwriting, stage combat, set and costume design, and more. 2.5-day & 3.5-day weekend workshops running July 6-9 & 13-16 at The Citadel Theatre, Edmonton. Early bird pricing available until June 2. Visit theatrealberta.com or call 780-422-8162.
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, email@example.com
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 St., Delta, BC V4C 6P6, phone 604-572-0373 or 1-888-850-6264.
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.
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