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Teacher Newsmagazine Volume 17, Number 4, January/February 2005

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LONG BEACH. Furn. 2 bd. suite, sleeps 6. Pets okay. Near Ucluelet, 10 min. drive from Pacific Rim Park. 250-726-2311, www.island.net/~s-kayak

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

GALIANO ISLAND. Warm hospitality in beautiful architect designed house, 3 bd., self-accom. or BnB. 250-539-9863, www.cedarplace.com/jasmine

SUNSHINE COAST (Davis Bay) cosy cottage, sleeps 4-6, fantastic ocean view, fenced yard, BBQ, call 604-826-3807, www3.telus.net/sechelthouse

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

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.

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

SUNSHINE COAST (Halfmoon Bay) cozy cedar cottage, sleeps 4-6, fantastic ocean view, F/P, BBQ. Call 604-885-7606 or www.blackberrycottagebc.com

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

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. Waterfront, 1 bd., fully stocked condo. Newly renovated, cozy and bright. 3 min. dr. to village. Sleeps 4. Carol 604-209-7220.

WHISTLER. Townhouse, sleeps 8, fully equipped. 604-985-7669 or Gary 604-669-7212.

MAUI KAMAOLE. Steps to Wailea and Kamaole Beach, fully equip. 1 bd., 2 baths, 2 pools, tennis, private garden. Suit 2 couples or family of 4. Owner rental. Evelyn 604-738-9295. tikkunyoga@shaw.ca

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.

WHISTLER Creekside townhouse for rent. Sleeps 8, 2 baths, view of Alpha Lake. 604-535-3447.

SUNNY KIHEI Maui, sandy beaches, pools, tennis. From $80 US/night. www.kiheicondo experts.com, 1-866-936-MAUI.

DREAMING OF A BEACH VACATION? Stay in one of our private waterfront homes in Mexico and Canada. 1-888-848-2231, www.globalhavens.com

HOME AWAY FROM HOME Beautiful Lake Okanagan View Homes, available by the week. 250-494-0872.

BLACKCOMB Luxury 2 bd/loft, 3 bath, sleeps 7, ski-in, ski-out, 604-940-0156.

APEX MOUNTAIN Spacious mountain ski cabins. Rent by weekend or week. 250-494-0872.

SUNSHINE COAST waterfront cottage fully equipped, sleeps 4, F/P, BBQ, W/D, 604-885-1921, email twolees@dccnet

DISCOVER FRANCE ON TWO WHEELS This is not your ordinary Tour de France. Cycle by fields of sunflowers and magnificant chateaux. Explore the delights of rural France from our framhouse in the Loire Valley. Guided by the unbound enthusiasm of a Francophile teacher, the 10 day tours depart July 5 and 15. www.travellers-tale.com, email: info@ travellers-tale.com. Exclusive to Panorama Travel 1-800-320-3377, BC reg #2683.

DETOUR COLONIAL MEXICO. Photo Safari to the Treasures of Colonial Mexico with photographer Dannielle Hayes for professionals and amateurs, February 14-22; be part of the traditional Easter celebrations in Oaxaca; Join artist and instructor Helen Hunter in the Treasures of Colonial Mexico for Artists tour to the colonial cities of San Miguel and Guanajuato, April 1-11. Explore retirement opportunities in San Miguel in July. Small groups & memorable experiences. www.detours.biz, 604-733-8242.

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.

SILVER STAR in Vernon. Ski in/out at brand new luxurious 2 bd., 2 bath condo. Sleeps 6, full kitchen, 3 TVs, DVDs, F/P, etc. etc. e-mail JennRoss@shaw.ca. Pics at www.vernonbc. com, click on "The Wildwood."

SILVER STAR Mountain, Vernon. New Creekside ski-in/out 2 bd. condo. Sleeps max. 7 with queenbed, s/dbl bunk, qu. pullout in main. Fully equipped, N/S. A perfect winter getaway! 250-545-1141, www.silverstarchalet.ca.

SUNSHINE VALLEY Hope, BC. Chalet in the mountains close to Manning park. Sleeps 6 to 8 people. Quiet, serene surroundings, cozy fireplace, all amenities. Avail. mid-week and weekends. 604-535-2793.

QUALICUM BEACH Dandelion Cottage. 1 bd., full kitchen, private suite. Cozy and comfortable, peaceful, nr. beach. Winter weekend specials, wkly & mnthly rates. 250-752-5127. www.geocities.com/ dandelioncottageca/

QUADRA ISLAND W/F cottage rental, summer 2005. Also varied other accommodations. 1-800-661-9441.

GABRIOLA COTTAGE Private, 2 bd., sleeps 6, kitchen, yard, sandy beach access, ideal for young children, N/P, N/S, $775/wk. 250-247-9883, e-mail boysen@shaw.ca, www.gabriolacottage.netfirms.com.

QUALICUM BEACH Vancouver Is. Escape winter. Self-contained suite across from ocean. $650/mo., $300/wk. 250-738-0192, e-mail agh@shaw.ca, www.oceansideretreat.ca.

CYCLE FRANCE 7-day cycling tours of southwest France and Dordogne River valley. Visit prehistoric caves, Roman ruins, medieval castles. linguistic and cultural immersion. Experienced guide a BC teacher. 4 tours in July and August 2005. $1555 early bird rate incl. all meals, visits, bicycles, 7 nights accom. in Roque-Gageac, France. Contact Jon at jcpreston@shaw.ca for mor info.

SUNPEAKS RESORT 1 bd. condo with hot tub. Ski-in with 4 min. walk ski-out, and 5 min. walk to the village. King-size bed, W/D, full kitchen, heated garage. Call 604-908-2512, e-mail tony@sunpeakscondos.ca or visit www.sunpeakscondos.ca.

SPRING BREAK PALM DESERT Fabulous Marriott Desert Springs Resort. 36h golf, 18 tennis, luxury spa. Villa unit on golf course. March 4-11/20-27/April 9-16. Big savings. 604-338-9823.

WHISTLER Alpine Meadows, 3 bd. chalet, sleeps 6. Fully equip. kitchen, wood stove. Close to Meadow Park Arena. Call John 604-987-7619.


VANCOUVER. Clean, bright, quiet, centrally located condos at Robson & Bute. 1 bd. $85/single, 2 bd. $95-$105/ single. Daily/ weekly/monthly rates. 604-608-4268, dbemc@hotmail.com .

HOUSE/PET SIT. Retired couple available for April/May. Contact ccmain@shaw.ca

KITS CONDO 1 bd., furnished, near beach. Available from March until July. 604-737-7181.

VANCOUVER 1 bd. condo avail. for Spring Break. Attractive modern furn. on quiet 7th Ave. near Granville, a few min. walk or bike to Kits, Granville Island. Reasonable rates. 604-886-2417.

VANCOUVER GRANVILLE IS. 2 bd. furnished apt. available June, July, August 2005. Balcony overlooking city and False Creek. 250-334-4897. jfhurley@island.net

WANTED TO RENT: House/condo for small family reunion in Vancouver. We are a quiet family of 10 who would like to rent a house in the Oak St. to UBC area for March 29/30 to April 3. Contact Patty at thomason@shaw.ca or call 250-542-6136.


MASTER OF SPECIAL EDUCATION by coursework offered by Flinders University of 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 2005. More information at: http://ehlt-online. flinders.edu.au/bc or from the program co-ordinator, Bernice.Burnip@ flinders.edu.au

www.findAtutor.ca Students looking for tutors, tutors looking for students. A comprehensive tutor listing service in Canada. Accepting listings from throughout BC. To advertise tutoring, or to search for a tutor, visit www.findAtutor.ca

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

SHOESTRING THEATRE presents eight plays for junior/intermediate pupils to act in! Successfully produced and performed by hundreds of kids in BC and Ontario, since 1986. Contact Duncan Smith 250-477-9989, duncanawsmith@shaw.ca

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

TUTORS NEEDED: Vancouver Academic Tutoring Services Inc. is now accepting applications for part-time tutoring in all subjects and grades starting immediately. Contracts are located at various locations in the Lower Mainland. Flex hours, $20/hr. min. Need ref, resume, transcripts, practicum report/principal evaluation. BCCT certification or document supporting BCCT application in progress. Car req. Contract til June 2005. Please leave name, phone and area of teaching concentration at 604-844-8177.

FOR SALE by owner. North Delta. 3 bd. bungalow on beautifully landscaped 6200 sq.ft. lot. 1 1/2 bath. Gleaming hardwood (laminate) floors. F/P. Large util. rm. 4 appl. Gas furnace. Covered patio. Carport. Approx. 1150 sq.ft. 20x30’ established organic veg. garden. 10x12’ shed/wkshop. Fenced for children and/or pets. Recently renovated. Nr. all amen. & schools. Min. to White Rock & beach. $360,000. 604-598-8588 after 6 pm or lv message.

WANTED TO PURCHASE Lakefront cottage in good condition on the Shuswap or Okanagan Lakes. No leases. 250-744-1053.


CLASSROOM MATH GAMES and puzzles. www.edumathresources.com

SCIENCE ACTIVITIES for the visual learner. Designed for junior science and senior biology in BC. To order, phone 604-852-0923 or e-mail davidhague@uniserve.com, www.visuallearner.ca

AWARD WINNING CHILDREN’S PERFORMERS ‘The Buddy System’ bring social responsibility curriculum to life with dynamic, fun school concerts. FREE CDs and activity books with booking. 604-215-2760 or info@buddy-system.org.

CLASSROOM TEACHERS — K to 6. Check out "Fun with Drama," Volumes 1, 2; Le théâtre en classe, Volumes 1, 2. (Feb. 05). Plays integrate drama, literacy, FSL, music, math, geography, history, visual arts, social skills, inter-racial respect, conflict resolution. Fun to read or produce with students and write original plays with class! Contact 613-834-5091 or e-mail funwithdramakids@yahoo.ca, www.kidsfunwithdrama.com

FREE SCIENCE MATERIALS for your classroom! The Society of Automotive Engineers offers 4 different science/technology kits to teachers in Grades 4-9. The kits are ideal for hands-on investigations into Dorce/Motion and Electricity concepts. Refer to the SAE webside for an overview of the materials, www.sae. org/foundation/awim/. There is no charge for the kits or for the workshops offered to educators in after-school sessions or on ProD days. For workshop requests contact David Barnum 604-740-0806, dbarnum@ dccnet.com, Bev Parslow 604-986-3094, bparslowca@yahoo.ca.

BLUEPRINT FOR WILD CLASSES! Teach your children about Burns Bog. Book a tour! Buy a book! Buy a video! For rates and prices, contact Burns Bog Conservation Society, 604-572-0373 or 1-888-850-6264, www.burnsbog.org.

TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES? If you use Pathways, Crossroads, Horizons, this test series is for you. See members.shaw.ca/ testbank1 for samples.

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