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Teacher Newsmagazine Volume 17, Number 6, April 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

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.

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.

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. Enthusiastic BC teacher is your guide. 4 tours in July and August 2005. Incl. all meals, visits, bicycles, 7 nights accom. in Roque-Gageac, France. More details at www.div3.ca or 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.whistler vacationhome.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

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

ENGLAND Cotswold Cottage: www.cotswoldholidaylets.co.uk

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

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

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

DETOUR COLONIAL MEXICO Tours to explore retirement in San Miguel. Photo journey for amateur and professionals. Day of the Dead in Oaxaca. www.detours.biz, 604-733-8242.

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

WATERFRONT LOG CABIN Texada Island, hot tub, deck, F/P, TV/VCR/stereo. 1 bd. (queen), loft (double), and hide-a-bed. Beautiful sunsets, beachcoming, kayaking, cycling. 10 BC Ferries daily. N/P, N/S, Sept-June. $750/wk. July-Aug. $999/wk. 604-886-0548 or suncoaststudio@uniserve.com

WHISTLER Lorimer Rd./Alta Lake beachfront. 2 storey, 2 bd. condo, sleeps 6, all amenities, 10 min. to village N, great family location. $150/nt., (2 nt. min.) 604-988-8231.

LEARN SPANISH IN OAXACA and enjoy the culture, history and people of one of Mexico’s most beautiful states. Homestays can be arraned. ICI Instituto de Comunication Intercultural, www.icioaxaca.com, director@icioaxaca.com, BC’s Julie Briese e-mail: tranquil.shores@telus.net

POINT ROBERTS South Beach. 2 cottages avail. Fully furn., private and quiet. Located only 1/2 blk from the expansive beach. Wkly, monthly or long term. Just 40 min. from Vancouver. lamckim@hotmail.com

SALTSPRING waterfront home, 2300 sq.ft. fully equipped, 3 bd., $1200/wk. jmoliver@telus.net, 604-942-7321.

FRANCE south languedoc small village house available for rent, www.swanshouse infrance.com

PREDATOR RIDGE GOLF RESORT in Vernon. Brand new 1 bd., 1 bath condo. Sleeps 4. Full kitchen. World class 27-hole course and spa. E-mail: jennross@shaw.ca. Pics at www.predatorridge.com. Regular $179, teacher special $129.

OKANAGAN-SHUSWAP VACATIONS Spacious travel and tent trailers available for rent. sunrvrentals.com, ph/fax 250-546-8921.

SUNDRENCHED VACATIONS in Provence France. Newly renovated, privately owned cottage in the heart of the French countryside. Secluded and yet near all amenities, approx. 40 km north of St. Tropez. Sleeps 6, wkly/mthly rates. 604-675-9878 or marjie23@hotmail.com.

SHUSWAP LAKE semi-waterfront trailer for weekly rent. July 4 through Sept. 11. Beach, dock, deck, BBQ. Sleeps 2 (4). Near golf course and boat marina. $400/wk. 604-536-8647.

UNESCO PRAGUE 1-2 wk. tour/paint/ photo/rent with Czechcanadian artist/ teacher/guide. Discover castles, vineyards, spas, breweries, caves, mines in July-Sept. 8 people max. Yearound rent central beautifully furn. 1 bd., sleeps 5, jacuzzi, balcony. 604-929-5414, www. laniportfolio.com, www.vetrovastudio.com

GABRIOLA ISLAND Furn. 1 bd. cottage. Rent by week or 1/2 week. Summer 2005, near ferry and beach. N/P. 250-247-9576.

CORTES ISLAND 3 bd. waterfront house. Weekly. N/P. Phone 250-935-6915.

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

WHISTLER RETREAT 4 bd. family cabin with great view in quiet Emerald Estates. Fully furn. and equip., min. from sports complex, 5 miles to village, reasonable rates. Call Mary 604-942-7071.

AT RESTAWHILE B&B in Surrey near Hwy1. Gracious home, park-like setting, pool, hot tub, 2 dble rooms, 1 single. Internet. Families welcome. Owner/operator retired teachers. Educator rates available. Visit us at www.atrestawhile.com or call 604-589-9679 or 604-857-9679.

WATERFRONT COTTAGES fabulous privately owned. Call GREAT SPOTS! 604-526-5900. www.greatspots.com

PARKSVILLE Rathtrevor Beach, ground floor, oceanfront condo, sandy beach, fully furn., spectacular views, golf, trails. 250-949-6702.

COMOX VALLEY Vancouver Island executive house on 1 wooded acre, July 9 to Aug. 30, walk to Crown Isle, 5 min. drive to downtown Comox. Utilities only in exchange for looking after blind cat and older dog, no children, no pets, 250-339-0362, e-mail: iwoolman@shaw.ca

VACATION TIME Enjoy Cameron Lake in Coombs’ holiday country, Vancouver Island (enroute to Long Beach, Pacific Rim and adjacent to Parksville and Qualicum Beach). Comfortable fully-equipped cottages in forested retreat, sleep 6, sundecks with BBQ, overlooking sandy beach. Seasonal and specialty rates avail. 250-248-6655.

SHUSWAP LAKE vacation home rentals across road from beach/park. www. shuswapvacations.ca or 604-309-6102.

OKANAGAN cabin for rent close to lake, newly built, sleeps 8, fully equipped kitchen, deck. Inquire 250-550-3000.

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

SUMMERLAND log studio suite, close to beaches, self contained, queen log bed, sofa bed, tv, f/p, bbq, w/d, patio under grape arbor. $560/wk. Photos. pepperdines@ shaw.ca, 250-494-9809.

WHISTLER deluxe 3 bd. townhouse, Twin Lakes, tennis courts, swimming pools, lake with canoes. Close to valley trail. Reasonable. 604-531-7408, 604-538-3239.

ADVENTURES FOR WOMEN ONLY in Wells Gray and Bowron Lakes Provincial parks. Renew! Retreat! Relax! www.go-outdoors.ca, 250-674-0204.

SHUSWAP LAKE waterfront retreat for 2-4. $700/wk. Washer/dryer. 250-835-4662

OKANAGAN LAKESIDE home by week, June to Oct. Large deck & dock. Phone 604-937-3095, e-mail c_jordan@shaw.ca

DETOUR COLONIAL MEXICO on your own SELF GUIDED tours to San Miguel, Guanajuato and Oaxaca. www.detours.biz, 604-733-8242.

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

OCEANFRONT HOME Parksville, BC. To view www.members.shaw.ca/qoughan, $1400/wk., monthly neg. 250-468-5243.

QUADRA ISLAND beautiful new studio cottage, kitchenette, bath, sleeps two. $65/nt. 250-285-3387, www3.telus.net/ aboveallcottage/

SUNSHINE COAST Pender Harbour. Clean, cozy 1 bd. oceanfront suite in heritage home. Good dock. Fishing, kayaking, hiking, Skookumchuck Rapids. N/S, N/P. $500/wk., $80/nt. Susan 604-467-3978, susanwalker@telus.net

GYRO BEACH Kelowna. Walk to lake, restaurants, shopping. Comfortable 2 bd. house. Yard, patio, pet friendly. N/S. July/Aug. $1200/wk. Longer stay discounts. Max. occupancy four. 250-869-0955. kr_431@hotmail.com

PALM BEACH Powell River. Fully furn. home on walk-on sandy beach. 2 bd. and den. July/Aug. $200/nt., May/June/Sept. $175/nt. W/D, F/P, N/S, N/P. spiderfly@hotmail.com or 604-464-0190 for details.

VACATION HOME on Okanagan Lake, Kelowna. 4 bd., 3 bath, sleeps 8. Weekly rentals Sat to Sat. Great swimming, close to wineries. E-mail: blockslanding@shaw.ca phone 250-861-7067.

PENTICTON 4 bd. home for rent weekly July-Aug. Faces directly onto Skaha Park & beach. Hot tub, kid friendly. rickvancamp@shaw.ca

SUNSHINE COAST S. of Lund, waterfront, 3 bd. furn. home, avail. July 4-11, 11-18, Aug. 29-Sept. 5. $800/wk. 250-338-1947. http://members.shaw.ca/kennedy-macneill/

CULTUS LAKE 3 bd. cottage, 150 ft. to lake. N/P, N/S, avail. April-Aug. 31, $700/wk. or monthly neg. 604-464-2890 or delia_cooper@telus.net

HALIFAX holiday/study accommodation. Large, sunny 2 bd. suite in heritage apt. directly across from Dalhousie Medical School, 2 blks from Spring Garden Rd. Easy walking to downtown waterfront. May to Aug. weekly or monthly. Phone: 902-422-5185. E-mail: rhianydd@backpacker.com

MAYNE ISLAND Sunny retreat, 2 bd. & loft, fully equipped, N/S, 1 blk. from Dinner Bay Park. 604-264-1855 or 604-838-5995.

HORNBY ISLAND 2 bd. "Lakatoro" cabin, weekly rental, July/Aug. members.shaw.ca/scombs/cabin.html

ROBERTS CREEK Beautiful waterfront heritage home. 4 bd. Close to restaurants, stores, sandy beach! Sleeps 8 to 10, BBQ, VCR/TV. Call 604-885-7775, smcgillivray@dccnet.com

MAYNE ISLAND suite. 5 min. walk to Japanese Gardens Dinner Bay Community Park. Large south facing veranda. N/S, N/P, 604-847-0807 or 250-539-3412.

TOFINO located on magnificant Clayoquot Sound, Cannery Retreat is an attractive, adult oriented, fully equipped 1 bd. loft condo with fireplace. Sleeps 4. Steps from restaurants, galleries, shops, kayaking, whale watching, wilderness photography, hiking, and more. N/S. N/P. Minimum 2 days. 1-888-492-6662 www.victoriabc.com/accom/cannery.html

SHUSWAP LAKE Cabin, sleeps 4-6, lakeview, wkly rental June-Sept. 604-525-9558.

LAKE ERROCH cozy cottage, 1.5 hr from Vancouver, 30 min. from Harrison. sleeps 4-6, golf, hike, fish nearby. 604-525-9558.

LEARN TO SAIL this summer. Special offer for teachers. Details on web site. http://users.koakonnect.com/erichameister

SUNSHINE COAST (Lower Gibsons). Large 3 bd., 3 bath., furn. home, view, min. to beaches. Avail. wkly or for July and/or Aug. Photos avail. 1-604-886-2417. gwalker@dccnet.com

FLY FISHING lessons & Wilderness Lodge Retreats, Fort St. James BC. Digital photography workshops, wildlife photography, canoeing and more. Great meals, private cabins and good fun. 3 hr. drive from Pr. George. Summer special $345 pp for 3 days. Call Frank 250-649-0340, www.wildtrout.ca

SUNSHINE COAST Gibsons, 2 bd. oceanview house avail. June-Sept. $400/wk. 250-803-1533. nicholson-credo@hotmail.com


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 .

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

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.

VANCOUVER/COQUITLAM 2 bd. furn. house, surrounded by ravine, creek, trees, 5 appl, avail. July/05 — Apr/06. Contact Jennie at joeboulanger@telus.net, 604-936-8554.

UVIC AREA Furn. room, private bath, shared kitchen, quiet. $450/mo. 250-721-4960.

KELOWNA 2 bd. fully furn. condo. Avail. May—Aug. 8 min. from North Campus, UBC Okanagan. Contact dingersdad@hotmail.com

KITSILANO HOUSE Avail. July 1—Nov. fully furn. 3 bd., den, 2 bath, W/D, D/W, 10 min. to UBC & downtown. Close to bus stop. $1400/ mo. 604-738-1876, iroland@uniserve.com

NEW WESTMINSTER house, 3 bd., 3 bath, close to SFU, skytrain, community, rec., pool, parks, shopping. Avail. July and Aug. 604-525-6731, drickbeil@hotmail.com

VICTORIA 4 bd., 2 bth., in Oak Bay. July. $1000/wk. want@shaw.ca (for web pictures). 250-384-3499.

WANTED TO RENT house/condo in the Vernon area for 2-4 wks. (July 17-Aug. 13). Partially retired couple with grandkids, pet. Contact Sharon 250-564-3492 or Jeremy jeregreenfield@telus.net.

SUMMER RENTAL July 15-Aug. 6, large 1912 heritage home for rent, 3 bd. plus upper floor (sleeps 8), $60/night, call 604-322-9613 or email alidanpau@yahoo.ca.

WHITE ROCK. Private 1 bd. fully furn. suite plus sofabed located right above W.R. pier. Steps to promenade and beach. $70/nt 604-542-9296, ggreveling@shaw.ca

WANTED TO RENT Retired teaching couple looking for home to rent in Vancouver. July/Aug. twoinku8@yahoo.ca

VANCOUVER Summer sublet, 1 bd. nice clean central $800/mo. lavoieunique@ yahoo.com, 604-730-0461

NANAIMO North, furn. 3 bd. Sept. to Dec. 250-756-4054.

VICTORIA 3 bd. home, close to UVic, beaches, large fenced yard. Avail. for the summer months. Further details email: barbmccambridge@hotmail.com or 250-478-8715.

VANCOUVER newly renovated furn. studio apt. in West End. 3 blk. from Stanley Park and English Bay. May 1-June 30 (wkly rates) and July 1-Aug. 12 (summer sublet). 250-447-6393.

VICTORIA 2 bd., 2 bath, spacious condo, central, on bike trail, $1200 (July or Aug.) Call 250-382-5673.

CRESCENT BEACH cottage, South Surrey, Avail. Sept. 1/05 to June 30/06. 2 bd., large fenced yard, 2 blks from beach, N/S. $1100/mo. Ideal for young teachers! Susanna 604-853-5415.

SUMMER SUBLET near SFU, 2 bd. townhouse. Furn. July/Aug. $900/mo. 604-291-7645.

VANCOUVER West End apt. facing Stanley Park. Sublet fully furn. 1 bd. plus den from Sept. 1 for maximum of 6 mo. $1,500/mo. incl. utilities. 604-662-4996.

VICTORIA contemporary 3 bd., 2 bath, garden duplex. Excellent central location. July 1—30. NS/NP. $1350. 250-592-4563.

BED & BREAKFAST Port Moody, water view, ensuite, on bus route, $40/day. 604-936-9806 (days), 604-469-1254 (after 8 pm)

VICTORIA sublet, July 2-30, 2 bd. furn. house. Close to UVic and bus. Big yard and pool. No dogs. $1200/mo. or $450/wk. Contact alabrecque@shaw.ca, phone: 250-598-7891.

VANCOUVER False Creek, 1 bd. fully equipped condo, hwd. floors, quiet, sublet July and Aug. Photos avail. 1-604-886-2417, gwalker@dccnet.com

VICTORIA New luxury 1 bd. condo, util. incl., gym, undergr. parking, near downtown, UVic bus route, N/S, N/P, avail. immediately. $900. 250-479-2059.

FALSE CREEK condo, reasonable rent, July, possibly Aug. Close to city, parks, shopping, beaches. 604-220-7636 or j_freer9@telus.net


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.

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

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.carolliving stone.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

TIRED OF BEING RETIRED? This is an extraordinary opportunity to conduct a lucrative and healthy at home business. Tremendous income opportunities. The product sells itself, has been in Canada only 12 months and has a great deal of independent science and research backing. lamckim@hotmail.com

FOR SALE 1992 Sable Stn. Wagon, 3.8 L Lt. blue. Exc. cond. Exc. family car. Seats 8. Extras! $3,200. 604-535-3447.

EXCHANGE Alberta teacher seeks year exchange to BC. Req. Catholic applicant who teaches jr/sr. seconary science. Central Alberta location in town of 6,000, 1 hr. from Edmonton and 2 hrs. from Calgary. Contact Carol Wilkins at the Canadian Education Exchange Foundation. 705-739-7596, cwilk@ceef.ca.

VICTORIA NORMAL SCHOOL REUNION 50-yr. reunion for the 1954—55 graduating class. Searching for graduates. June 7—9, 2005 at Victoria Normal School. f_lroemer@ shaw.ca or 604-939-0613.

DRAMAWORKS 2005 Theatre Alberta hosts a variety of theatre workshops designed to collectively engage educators, amateurs, and professionals! Workshops in curriculum, collective creation, acting, directing, choreography, sound and prop design, and more. Weekend and week-long formats running July 8-17, 2005, at The Citadel Theatre, Edmonton.  Early bird pricing available until June 3. Visit theatrealberta.com or call 780-422-8162.

GET QUALIFIED IN PD. No formal training in the discipline? Starting Sept. 2005, learn part-time over 2 years, with a manageable schedule designed for working teachers. Call Brian Storey 604-527-5512, storeyb@ douglas.bc.ca, www.douglas.bc.ca/ pespecialist.

DOG WALKING/PET SITTING Retired teacher provides personal professsional pet attention. Westside Vancouver 604-710-9909. www.acpsn.com/susanspets


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.

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.

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