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Teacher Newsmagazine Volume 17, Number 5, March 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, iroland@uniserve.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.

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.

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.

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.

QUALICUM BEACH Dandelion Cottage offers 1 bd., full kitchen, cozy and comfortable private suite. A great getaway, close to the beach in summer, skiing in winter. Very affordable. 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.

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.

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

FRANCE FRANCE FRANCE Holiday rental. Renovated 2 bd. houses in ancient vineyard village, SW France. Great walking, cycling, food, wine. $630 CDN/wk. per family unit. E-mail: mjcapper@hotmail.com. Visit www.users.bigpond.com/scapper/france.

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

CRAB COVE B&B Pristine oceanfront property on Holberg Inlet; kayaking, hiking, fishing, bear, whale and boat tours. Art lessons on request. Mary Park: 250-949-8181, gmpark@island.net, www.bcbbonly.com

SPRING BREAK SAVARY ISLAND Spend a restful spring break. Gorgeous cabin with cozy wood stove. Take long walks on sandy beaches. Quiet and off the grid. $650/wk. Contact savarydude@shaw.ca.

EDUCATORS B&B TRAVEL NETWORK $34 a night for 2! 6,000 B&B’s Worldwide. Educators hosting educators since 1986. "Great experience!" Jim and Avril #11744, Prince George, BC. See our complete membership directory and join online at www.educatorstravel.com. Write: Box 5279, Eugene, OR 97405 or call 800-377-3480. Fun, friends, and adventure with fellow educators!

SUNSHINE COAST Powell River. Fully furn. 2 bd. log house. W/D. Located behind owners house on walkon waterfront lot in beautiful sandy Douglas Bay. Quiet and peaceful. Pets welcome. Avail. June, July & Sept. $420/wk. Call Barb 604-487-0320.

SW FRANCE Charente, chambre d’hotes, peaceful countryside, wonderful for hiking/ cycling; located outside Aubeterre-sur-dronne, one of France’s "prettiest villages." Contact cotswold@coulter.plus.com

VERNON, OKANAGAN LAKE 3 bd. modern home, private, dock, pristine waterfront. July/August, $2000/wk. 250-595-2701.

SKI SUN PEAKS Ski in/ski out, 3 bd. 1/2 duplex, sleeps 12, fully equipped, available for Spring Break, 250-374-1520 or d.trepanier@shaw.ca

QUADRA ISLAND Hike, bike, kayak year-round on our beautiful west coast island. From cozy cabins in the woods to luxury waterfront homes. www.quadraislandvacationrentals.com 1-800-435-2556.

SUNSHINE COAST Powell River, waterfront 3 bd. furn. home, weeks avail. June, July, Aug., Sept., $800/wk. http://members.shaw.ca/kennedy-macneill, 250-338-1947.

AN ENGLISH GARDEN TOUR including the Royal Chelsea Flower show and many Gardens public and private. May 25-June 5, 2005. The 10th English Garden Tour from Panorama Travel Consultants 604-925-2677, 1-800-320-3377, www.panoramatravel.ca

OKANAGAN LAKE VERNON waterfront rancher, well-eqipped, 3 bd., 2 baths, avail. for weekly rental in July, 604-535-0573 or atiles@telus.net.

SUNSHINE COAST (Pender Harbour) Stressed? Let us pamper you at our B&B on the harbour. 1-866-340-0514. www.enchanterbb.com

SAVARY ISLAND 2 bd. deluxe waterview duplex, 100 level yards to sandy beach. N/P. Avail. June-Sept. from $500/wk. 250-248-9215. Web: www.vanislenet.net/savary

PARKSVILLE BAY WATERFRONT Private cabin: panoramic view, 1 blk to town. N/P. Avail. July/Aug. from $550/wk. 250-248-9215. Web: www.vanislenet.net/maxwell

SUNSHINE COAST 3 bd., 2 bath waterfront cottage, private, safe beach, close to Sechelt, biking/hiking, kayaking. Great getaway for families or singles. $700/wk. 604-932-5677, d&dunn@telus.net

APEX condo, ski in/ski out, sleeps 7, cozy pine, F/P, hot tub, bbq, great spring break or weekend escape. $200/nt. 250-497-5556.


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 .

MAYNE ISLAND & N. VANCOUVER Both residences available for rent: April to June 2005. For more details call 604-990-5546 or e-mail maynland@telus.net

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

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

WANTED: Clean, quiet, electric, 1 bd. basement suite. Victoria or surrounding area. Nr. grocery shopping, Diane 250-477-4858.

WANTED: Retired teacher wishes to rent furn. room in Gr. Vancouver area during March and/or April. Send details and picture to nugget@weblogs.ca.

SUMMER SUBLET 1 bd. apt. Kitsilano, view, balcony, nr. beach, bus and UBC. July 5-Aug. 15. $1200, e-mail: hdferg@shaw.ca

PORT MOODY Bright, quiet, ground flr. 1 bd. suite, util. incl., W/D, D/W, F/P, NS & NP. Close to Inlet Walk at Rocky Point, near Newport Village & Coquitlam Aquatic Centre. Avail. April 1. $750/mo. 604-949-0225, spd@sfu.ca.

MONTREAL Large new condo Mt. Royal area. 2 bd. +den fully equipped. Avail. from May to Aug. $1500/mo. +utilities. 250-479-7170 or cmorin@shaw.ca.


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.

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.com. Carol Livingstone, B.Ed., Re/ Max Camosun, carol@carollivingstone. com, toll free 1-800-663-2121, 250-744-3301.

WHO SHOULD YOU TRUST with all of your real estate transactions? How about another teacher? Peter Adams, Sutton Group Seafair Realty. Serving the Lower Mainland. Special consideration given to BCTF members and their families. Please call 604-319-4378. padams@sutton.com

CANADIAN TEACHERS OVERSEAS Interested in short or long-term teaching in China? Contact: Carol Baird-Krul, proven placement advisor, experienced overseas educator. 250-247-0077, cbairdkrul@shaw.ca

PROFESSIONAL Cultural Exchange opportunities: teach for 4 weeks in China this summer. Visit http://members.shaw.ca/education-connections/2005/

BUICK CREEK REUNION Looking for teachers who taught in Buick Creek, B.C. in the years of 1963 to 1985. We are having a Reunion in July 2005. Come and join us. Please contact Cindy Bartsch (Fibich), Box 735, Charlie Lake, B.C. V0C 1H0, 250-785-9535.


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


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.

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.

FIND A FIELD TRIP to meet your needs at the BC Field Trips web site. Use the searchable data base at www.bcfieldtrips.ca.

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