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Teacher Newsmagazine   Volume 16, Number 6, May/June 2004  

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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.

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

BLACKCOMB Luxury, sleeps 4. ski in/ out. 604-929-6589, www.at-blackcomb.com

FRANCE privately owned, beautiful furn. 1 bd. central Paris; Provence lovely furn. house close to Avignon. Wkly/mthly. 604-738-1876 or 604-298-3904, ir_roland@hotmail.com

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

WHISTLER GETAWAY Pinecrest Estates, 5 bd. 1400 sq.ft. cabin. sauna, deck with BBQ, fully equip. kitchen. D/W, W/D, wood stove (wood provided). Rates from $170/nt. (seasonal). glush@shaw.ca or Jill or Gerry 604-936-3346.

TOFINO Chesterman Beach across the street. Cozy cottage, fully equip., avail. year-round, $100/night (seasonal), $80 off season. 604-581-3178.

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. 1-888-559-8317, ww.island.net/~archipel.

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

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

WHISTLER 1 bd. condo (Whistler Creekside) sleeps 4, F/P, hot tub, swimming pool, sauna. Kitchen fully equip. Undergr. parking. Close to lift and stores. Call early to book and avoid disappointment. Call Jan at 604-530-0958.

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

WHISTLER, Alta Lake Getaway. Tranquility, only min. from the village. Sleeps 6, F/P, canoe. Call 604-850-1017 or 604-941-7302. Visit www.members.shaw.ca/ruhl

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

QUALICUM BEACH. Dandelion Cottage. offers a private holiday suite. 1 bd., full kitchen, quiet and peaceful. 1/2 block to beach. Daily or weekly. 250-752-5127 www.geocities.com/dandelioncottageca/

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

EDUCTORS B & B TRAVEL NETWORK $34 a night for two! 6,000 B&Bs worldwide. Educators hosting educators since 1986. "A great service, we were overwhelmed by the kindness and hospitality of our hosts!" David & Alice, both professors, Halifax, NS. See our complete membership directory and join online at www. educatorstravel.com Box 5279, Eugene, OR 97405, 1-800-377-3480. Fun, Friends, and adventure with fellow educators!

KELOWNA Executive lakefront house, downtown, fully equipped, private dock, boat lift, sleeps 6-8, quiet area, avail. year round, ManhattanPointVacations@ shaw.ca, 250-762-8138.

PARKSVILLE Fully furnished townhouse, Rathtrevor Beach. 3 bd., 3 bath, steps to sandy beach. members.shaw.ca/ twoodrent18, 250-727-6985.

TRAVEL DEALS FOR TEACHERS www.memberstravel.ca

COTSWOLDS–ENGLAND 2 bd. cottage, 2 wks min., cotswold@coulter.plus.com

TOFINO Join us in the annual celebration of the migration of the Pacific Gray Whale: mid-March to mid-April. Ideally located on Clayoquot Sound, Cannery Retreat is a perfect base for the Whale Festival. Cannery Retreat is a fully equipped 1 bd. loft condo. Steps from restaurants, galleries, shops and whales! Adult oriented. N/S, N/P. Minimum 2 days. 1-888-492-6662.

HORNBY ISLAND Comfortable 2 bd. cabin for weekly rental during summer 2004. See members.shaw.ca/scombs/ cabin.html for details.

www.gabriolavacations.com Several oceanfront homes or cottages avail. starting at $795/wk. or $280/2 nights plus taxes. Call for detail at 250-247-8577.

CHILCOTIN-WILD HORSE COUNTRY Lakefront log cabins in beautiful Nemaiah Valley. Excellent fishing and hiking. Cabins $70/nt. $420/wk. ph/fax: 250-468-9948, www.konnilakeresort.com

WHISTLER 1 bd. condo in Creekside area. Very affordable rates. Comfortably sleeps 4. Call 604-209-7027 or e-mail jo-anne.hibbert@telus.com

SAVARY ISLAND 2 bd. deluxe water-view duplex, 100 level yds. to sandy beach. N/P. June-Sept. $500-$650/wk. 250-248-9215. Web: www.vanislenet.net/savary

PARKSVILLE BAY WATERFRONT Private cabin: panoramic view, 1 blk to town. N/P. July/Aug. $550-$650/wk. 250-248-9215. www.vanislenet.net/maxwell

ORCA-STRAIT your summer with orcas of Johnstone Strait, N.Vancouver Is. spectacular wildlife cruises. Always an adventure. 250-245-4862, www.bluefjordcharters.com

SUN PEAKS RETREAT. Almost new 2 bd. townhouse for rent in glorious Sun Peaks resort. House fully loaded, private hot tub on deck. Sleeps 6-8. Golfing, mountain biking, fishing, swimming, tennis, skiing. Year-round rates starting from $120. Contact italia@telus.net

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY half share in 2 bd., 2 bath condo at Sun Peaks. Many extras. Call 250-554-6898 or 250-579-8879 for details.

QUADRA ISLAND waterfront view properties available weekly. March-Oct. Variable rates. 1-800-661-9441.

SAILWEST CHARTERS. Tired of watching others enjoy our spectacular marine environment? Learn to sail! CYA "Cruise and Learn" packages for the Gulf Islands, San Juans, and Desolation Sound. www.sailwest.ca, 250-755-1033.

SHUSWAP LAKE. Semi-waterfront trailer. June through Sept. Beach, dock, deck, BBQ. Near golf and marina. Sleeps 2. $400/wk. 604-536-8647.

SHUSWAP LAKE. Semi-waterfront 3 bd. house. June through Sept. Beach, dock, boat anchorage, sundecks, BBQ. Near golf and marina. Sleeps 6. $950/wk. 604-536-8647.

WEEKLY RENTAL Silva Bay, Gabriola Island waterfront 4 bd. home on 1 wooded acre. 2 bath, stone F/P, fully equip. kitchen, 1500 sq.ft. deck, overlooking the bay, and 60 ft. private wharf. Excellent for family get togethers. Lots of islands to explore, salmon to catch, seals and eagles to watch. 1 bd. studio also avail. Reduced rates May, June & Sept. 604-948-0070.

WATERFRONT HALFMOON BAY 3 bd., 1600 sq,ft. home or 4 rm. rustic cottage on 1.5 ac. in Halfmoon Bay on Sunshine Coast. Just 15 min. from Sechelt. Includes use of private dock and dinghy. Close to general store and government dock. 604-294-0033 or www.krazymoose.com

OKANAGAN LAKESIDE HOME by week, June to Oct. Large deck & dock. 604-937-3095, c_jordan@shaw.com

DEEP BAY/VAN. ISLAND waterfront, 3 bd., all amenities, Excellent beach. Peaceful. N/P. N/S. 604-943-7848.

FRANCE south languedoc small village house available for rent June/July/Aug., swanshouseinfrance.com


STICKS and STONES country cottage, Galiano Island, BC. Located in a quiet wooded setting, a modern, self contained, child and pet friendly cottage. Reasonable rates 1-877-303-3546 (toll free). Boat and Moped rentals discounted 10% for registered guests. galianoadventures.com

ARTISTS’ WORKSHOP: Land Sea Charters hosting two 2-wk. voyages with artistic director Yvonne Maximchuk aboard the M.V. High Seas Drifter on the mid-coast of B.C. June 23- July 6 and Aug. 24-Sept. 6, 2004. See our website: www.landsea charters.com. Email info@landseacharters. com or write Box 408, Sointula, BC V0N 3E0 or ph: 250-974-8047.

HORNBY ISLAND Jewel of the Gulf Islands. Beautiful modern Japanese inspired West coast home. Open space plan. Kitchen, dining rm, living rm, 3 bathrms, 2 bd. with ensuites attached, wood burning F/P, outdoor shower situated in inner courtyard. Casual yet magical. 5 min. walk to sandy shores. 250-751-1963 or 604-732-3860.

PARKSVILLE Rathtrevor Beach vacation! 2 bd. oceanfront condo, fully furn./equipped. Sandy beach, golf, trails. 250-949-6702.

COZY STUDIO WHISTLER by River of Golden Dream, F/P, TV/VCR, fully equip. Sleeps 3, N/S, N/P. Avail. wkly, wkends and summer. Call Suzanne 604-931-8535, sbilodeau@sd43.bc.ca

SUMMERLAND cosy self-contained log studio suite, min. from the Okanagan’s finest beaches, T/V, F/P, W/D, BBQ, queen log bed plus sofa bed. $560/wk. July to Sept. Email for photos. pepperdines@ shaw.ca, 250-494-9809.

SEASIDE SUMMER COTTAGE Quadra Island, very private & peaceful, great view, sleeps up to 8, full kitchen & bath, ocean access with canoe. Great base to do Quadra, Cortes, and islands. $750/wk. for 4, $10/nt for additional guests. Call Pat/Sonya 250-285-2807, sonpat@connected.bc.ca

KAMLOOPS Log Home Bed and Breakfast. www.bbcanada.com/7837.html

KELOWNA self-contained, 1 bd. carriage house. Cooking facilities. Private, peaceful, beautiful. www.members.shaw.ca/ bjelmore, 250-868-0444.

DISCOVER COLONIAL MEXICO Visit UNESCO sites in Guanajuato, Oaxaca, Yucatan. Small groups, memorable experiences. EXPLORING retirement opportunities in San Miguel TOUR: July 11-19. www.detours.biz, 604-736-2911.

OKANAGAN home on acreage, 10 min. drive from golf course, beaches and town. Fully furn. sleeps 6. Avail. July/Aug. $750/wkly, $2000/mthly. Also suitable for equestrian (max. 2 horses) Call Christa 250-494-4173 or cklingler@ekno.com

VACATION TIME choose Cameron Lake in Coombs’ Holiday Country, Vancouver Island (enroute to Long Beach, Pacific Rim and adjacent to Parksville & Qualicum Beach). Comfortable fully-equipped cottages in forested retreat, sleep 6, sundecks with BBQs overlooking sandy beach. Seasonal & specialty rate available. 250-248-6655 or sharoncg@shaw.ca..

SALTSPRING Fully furnished 2400 sq.ft. 3 bd. waterfront home. $1200/wkly. 604-942-7321, jmoliver@telus.net

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

SUNNY OKANAGAN Guest room in Kelowna Mission. Lake view, pool, sauna. 3 wineries within 3km. $500/wk. 250-470-9596.

WHISTLER "Veg" out by the pool! Soak in the hot tub! Enjoy summer at our 2 bd. condo. Stroll to the village. 5 days $500 Mon-Fri. Wkends $125/day. 604-926-4315.

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

SUNSHINE COAST Cozy 1 bd. oceanfront suite in heritage home. Good dock. Enjoy Skookumchuk rapids, hiking, fishing, kayaking. $400/wk. N/S. Susan 604-467-3978.

NANAIMO heritage home, views, yard, grand piano, sleeps 5, centrally located, N/S, N/P, $100/day, $650/wk., June to Aug., 250-753-2827, elorenz@island.net

PROTECTION ISLAND (Nanaimo) cozy cabin in cedar grove, 1 min. to beach, fully equipped, sleeps 7, ideal for children, $85/day, $550/wk., May to Aug. 250-753-2827, elorenz@island.net

NANOOSE BAY Harmony Breezes Retreat… on the beach. Beautifully furn. rooms with private baths, delicious breakfasts, glorious sunsets. Located near fabulous dining and shopping. Singles and couples welcome. Ideal for personal retreat. $80 per. 250-468-7711.

KELOWNA/VERNON Furn. home 3+1 bd., 3 bath. Waterfront. Avail. Sept. 1 to June 30. $1500/mo. incl. util. Wkly rentals. June-Aug. Contact willie_smith@telus.net or 604-522-1282.

SOOKE Self-cont. 2 bd suite, full kitchen, bath, priv. entrance. Full breakfast included. www.barkingcrow.ca, 866-642-1876.

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.

CABO SAN LUCAS 2 bd., 2 bath condo near beach with jacuzzis & swimming pools. Avail. all winter incl. Xmas Dec. 18–Jan. 1. 604-536-7328.

WORLDWIDE TIMESHARE 5 star Home Resort Puerto Adventurous. 1 hr. south Cancun, privacy, 2 couples, sleeps 6, anytime, any number of rooms–Xmas week avail. Less costly than individual all-inclusive air/hotel/ meal packages. All-incl. meal/rec on request. 250-337-8383.

DENMAN ISLAND Oceanfront country cottage. Private acreage. Large deck overlooks beautiful garden and the sea. Fully equip. incl. bedding, linens, BBQ. Sleeping loft for 2+ foamies. Ideal to explore Hornby/Denman Is. & Comox Valley. Adults only. N/P. Smoking outdoors only. Mthly/Wkly rent. 250-335-2918.

NEED A CRUISE? Check out a retired colleague’s web site at www.cruiseship centers.com/Almyslicki.

SALTSPRING ISLAND cottage. Pleasant, comfortably rustic, private garden, close to beach and lake. Suit 2 couples. 4 elec. appl. N/S, N/P, $800/wk. 604-937-3475, 8-10pm.

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

SUNNY KIHEI MAUI condos beachfront, tennis, pool, www.kiheicondoexperts.com, 1-866-936-MAUI, 604-931-2922.

HEFFLEY LAKE cabin, 25 min. North of Kamloops. Good swimming and fishing. Canoe & kayaks on site. Very quiet spot. Full or partial week rates. jfornelli@sd73.bc.ca

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

ROBERTS CREEK haven. 5 min. from beach. 3 bd. on 1 acre of gardened land. $700/wk. avail. July 17–Aug. 21. Will consider home exchange to recreational area. 604-885-9143.

TWEEDSMUIR PARK Eco Adventures with Rainbow Mountain Outfitting. Join the Dorsey family for horse supported hiking and horseback pack trips in the alpine of the Rainbow Mtns. Feature trip: 1-wk. geological exploration with geologist & hiking guide, Ferdl Taxbock. The Dorsey’s will share 20 yrs experience with you and provide comfortable camps & gourmet campfire cooking. Website www.rainbowadventuresbc.com, ph/fax: 250-742-3539.

HORNBY ISLAND Large grassy lot, small travel trailer near Sandpiper beach. Pets/RV okay, max. 4 pers. $400/wk. 604-683-2903 or doninnes@hotmail.com.

HORNBY ISLAND Small cabin sleeps 2-4, near Sandpiper beach. Pet okay, Furnished, $500/wk. Aug. 4 to Sept. 26. 604-683-2903 or doninnes@hotmail.com.

SUNSHINE COAST (Roberts Creek) beautiful new 4 bd. house steps from great swimming beach. Avail. July 18–Aug. 9. $2100 or $900/wk. Ref. please. 604-740-0806, dbarnum@dccnet.com

MANNING PARK log cabin for rent: daily, weekly, monthly rates. 604-533-3749.

BELIZE ADVENTURE & Learning! Specializing in guided trips to Belize, Central America since 1987. School groups, custom trips or pre-set itineraries. Call Island Expeditions Co. 1-800-667-1630 or info@island expeditions.com and visit www.islandexpeditions. com for more info.

COTTAGE AT SECRET COVE (Sunshine Coast) waterfront cottage near Sechelt for daily or weekly rental, fully eqip., 2 bd. private quiet. Call Leigh 604-885-1921, or A Cottage at Secret Cove, www.bigpacific.com

VICTORIA BC fully equipped 1 bd. condo nestled between downtown and Cook Street Village facing Beacon Hill Park. www3.telus. net/victoriacondo or 1-866-222-0406.

WHISTLER condo, Lorimer Rd. on Alta Lake. Great quiet family area, 10 min. from village, beachfront, swimming, cycling, golf. 2 storey, 2 bd. sleeps 6, fully equip. $150/nt., $700/wk. 1 bd. sleeps 4, $100/nt., $500/wk. Combination of both fully equip. units possible. 604-988-8231. F: 604-988-1022.

TIMESHARE FOR RENT Acapulco, Mexico: July 5-19/04, CDN $700/wk. Waikiki, Hawaii: Dec. 6-20/04, CDN $850/wk. These timeshares are large 2 bd., sleep 6, with balconies, close to the beach, with swimming pool and all facilities. Contact: Morag Winn 250-868-8257, or Russell Winn, rwinn@ksc.th.com

COMOX beachfront, 2000sq.ft. home. Fully furn. Excellent for family. Boating, golf, tennis, Filberg Festival. max. 6. 250-339-6328.

DENMAN ISLAND canoes and kayaks.ca Serving both Hornby & Denman with Tours, Lessons and Rentals. Come explore the islands and stay in our B & B or 2 bd. suite. Family oriented with an awesome view! 250-335-0079 or 250-702-0530, melodie@denmanpaddling.ca

COMOX VALLEY Oceanview home near Seal Bay Park for rent July 5–Aug. 4. $1000. 250-334-2724, debruijn@shaw.ca

MEXICO Akumal, 2 hr. S. of Cancun. Family owned oceanfront condo in small bldg. See www.haciendatortuga.com. Snorkeling, beach, turtles, ruins, maid service, palm trees! Call for teacher summer discount 250-842-6209.

VANCOUVER ISLAND oceanfront vacation suite, fully self-contained. Steps to the unspoiled beach. Enjoy the spectacular view overlooking Maple Bay and Salt Spring Island. Sleeps 7. Rates daily/$125, weekly/$800. Toll free 1-866-715-1101, e-mail morningside@shaw.ca, www.bbCanada.com/7872.html

SILVER STAR New, beautifully furnished, 1 bd. & alcove, ski in/ski out, 604-986-6067.

WHISTLER Great wkly rate. $600+GST, May to November, 2 bd./2 bath townhome, sleeps 6, Blueberry Hill. W/D, view, balcony. 604-267-2929.

WHISTLER Benchlands, 1 bd., sleeps 4, pool and hot tub. Great wkly rate, May to Nov. $500+GST. 604-267-2929.

SENIORS Beautiful Shuswap Lake property, low rent June/July or exchange your labor skills for holiday time at the lake. 604-538-2298.

FABULOUS SAILBOAT charters to Desolation Sound and beyond. For the holiday of a lifetime, see www.beyond desolation.com

GABRIOLA 2 bd. sleeps 6, beach access, N/S $550/wkly, cozy & comfortable, all amenities, 604-312-9137, e-mail: wmcgovern@shaw.ca

KELOWNA Lakeshore home for rent July/ Aug. by the week Sept/June by the month, 4 bd. 3 bath, references required. Call 1-250-764-7027, e-mail: blockslanding@ shaw.ca

SUNSHINE COAST Roberts Creek home avail. July 17–24 and Aug.20–27, 4 bd., 2.5 bath, sundeck, gardens, blk to beach, $1100/ wk. 1-604-885-9123.

GALIANO RETREAT Margaret Ann 604-309-6738, mann@margaretann.com

CENTRAL BC Aschroft, fully furn. and equip. 3 bd. condo. View, private garden. May–Aug. Weekly $300, Mthly $850. 902-422-9409.

WHISTLER Mountainside Lodge. Aug. 8–15, elegant furn. loft w/ensuite sauna, jacuzzi, F/P, Sleeps 6. $800. davehenry@pacificcoast.net

TOFINO Lovely new private cottage, 2 bd., 2 bath. with loft. Fully equipped, sleeps 6-7. Reasonable rates, 8 min. walk to beach. 250-652-2669.

OSPREY LAKE Cozy home, 42 km NE of Princeton, all amenities. $600/wk., $100/nt. 604-438-9497.


VANCOUVER Clean, bright, quiet, centally located condos at Robson & Bute. 1 bd. $75/ single, 2 bd. $85/single. Daily/ weekly/mthly rate, 604-608-4268, dbemc@hotmail.com

KITSILANO house, 3 bd. plus 2 bath, garden. Avail. Aug. 1 to Dec. 20, $1400/mo. N/P, close to UBC. 604-738-1876, e-mail: ir_roland@hotmail.com

CROWNISLE GOLF RESORT Comox Valley. Executive California 2 bd., 2 bath, office. Fishing, Hiking, Golf, skiing. N/S. $1250/mo., 1 yr. min. 250-338-8580. spa-sport-clinics@shaw.ca

KITS condo. 1 bd. available July-August. Near beach. Call 604-737-7181.

PORT COQUITLAM 1 bd. and den condo. $650/mo. July and Aug. Call 604-727-3001.

NEW WESTMINSTER 3 bd. home, central GVRD location, SFU 15 min., available July & August. 604-525-6731, drickbeil@vsb.bc.ca

CAMPBELL RIVER Oceanview 3 bd. house for exchange with VERNON area. July 3-11, wlr@telus.net, 250-286-6162.

ROYAL ROADS U. VICTORIA furn. garden suite. N/S, N/P. Internet. New kitchen, bathrm. Trails, beach, bus, 20 min. to downtown. July/Aug. Min. 2 mo. or Sept. $750/mo. includes utilities. pharris@sd62.bc.ca

PORT MOODY Bed & Breakfast. Waterview, ensuite, on bus route. $40/day. 604-936-9806 or after 8 p.m. 604-469-1254.

RICHMOND condo. July 1 to Aug. 31. 2 bd., 2 bath, garden suite on dyke in Steveston. 604-241-4800, e-mail: jrutherford@richmond.sd38.bc.ca

VANCOUVER Cute, 1 bd. apt. d/town, near beach. Everything provided, parking. July 1 to Aug. 15. 604-669-3181 or sylon@shaw.ca

RICHMOND 4 bd., 2.5 bath, 5 appl., across from schoolyard, on busline, close to dyke and walking distance to Steveston. avail. June 1, $1650/mo. moshiro@ richmond.sd38.bc.ca or 604-275-5009.

HOUSE/PET SITTING Retired couple available. Flexible time frame between July and February. 250-770-1922, 250-809-1981.

WANTED Long time Crescent Beach family would like to rent a home in Crescent Beach area for 1 month this summer. August preferred. 604-738-9224.

KALEDEN Immaculate fully furn. 4 bd. house near Skaha Lake. Min. to Penticton. Available Sept. 04–June 05. $900/mo. + util. 604-574-4090.

PT. GREY/UBC newer home, city view, deck, balcony, study, piano. Individual/ couple, N/P, N/S, July/Aug. $1990/mo. 604-224-6447.

VICTORIA Near UVic, quiet, furn. room, private bath, shared kitchen/laundry, utilities included, July/Aug. $400/mo. 250-721-4960 rhetas@shaw.ca.

VANCOUVER Yaletown condo 1 bd. and den furn. Many amenities, close to everything. July 4 to Aug. 15. $2000 refs/dep. Pet okay. 604-683-2903 or doninnes@hotmail.com.

VICTORIA Lovely home for wkly or mthly rental, June–Sept. and Christmas 04. Bright, mountain view, private garden backing onto park, close to ocean and downtown. 2 bd. plus pullout double bed in living rm. Reasonable rates. 250-385-4832 or ldake@shaw.ca

MAPLE RIDGE 4 bd. furn. N/S home, on Westcoast Express route, July/Aug. $1200/mo. caroled@shaw.ca

VANCOUVER 1 bd. furn. condo in Fairview Slopes. Large deck with 180s view of mountains, harbour. Min. from VGH, Granville Is., bus routes, downtown. Avail. July/Aug. plmilliken@yahoo.ca

WANTED Victoria housesit or low rent accom. Retired, resp., free-spirited, traveller in Victoria from Nov/04 to end April/05. Housesit, pet/ plant care or willing to pay low rent. e-mail: ladychris@gmx.net

VANCOUVER 2 bd. townhouse at UBC family housing to sublet from mid-June to mid-Aug. Parking, basic cable, W/D. 604-221-9846.

SHARED accom. in sparsely populated 3 bd. house in Kits for July & Aug. or parts thereof. 604-732-4774.

VICTORIA Teacher and 9 mo. infant seek furn. accom. w/in walking distance of RRU for July. Please call 250-579-5982.

KAMLOOPS large home on river, 4 bd. 3 bath, x2 garage, garden, quiet neighborhood, N/S, $1200/mo. Aug. 24/04–Sept. 1/05, 250-578-7380.


GRAPPLE–GET HOOKED on prefixes, suffixes and roots! Teaching how words work? Here’s a fun new way to learn! GRAPPLE allows up to five players to form words combining cards from three separate decks. Who can get rid of all their cards first? Find out more at www.serendipitygames.net

MANUAL FOR PARAGRAPH & ESSAY WRITING Designed for teachers/parents of weaker or remedial students. To order, send $10.75 plus $1.60 postage to Avstan Publications, #18, 8533 Broadway St., Chilliwack, BC V2P 5V4. Ph/Fax: 604-792-0839.

SCIENCE ACTIVITIES for the visual learner. Designed for Junior Science and Senior Biology in B.C. To order, phone 604-852-0923 or e-mail davidhague@ uniserve.com, www.visuallearner.ca

NEW HARDCOVER Canadian Communications Technology textbook. Print and CD-ROM versions for students and teachers. Visit www. digitaloverdrive.ca or call 905-332-5712

RHYME, READ & WRITE© …teaching early literacy skills K-2 through the magic of rhyme. Reproducible materials for teachers and students. Over 60 theme-related rhyme packages. $10 ea. or 3/$25 plus shipping. thecupboard@dccnet.com, www.theclassroomcupboard.com

HONEYBEE CENTRE for unforgettable field trips and free IRPs. Call 604-575-BEES (2337) Surrey, BC

ALPHASONGS 26 songs produced by Kindergarten teacher/professional musician. Designed to help beginning readers master alphabet, phonemic awareness. Blues, rock, country, pop. Positive effect on reading. Use in Kindergarten, Grade 1, ESL, speech. $20 plus S&H. Paul 604-850-6748, f: 604-850-5370, info@annieape.com

TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES? If you use Pathways©, Crossroads©, Horizons©, this is for you. Proven tests! Save Time! See web site for samples: members.shaw.ca/testbank



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 (taxes incl.) Mail Ken Smith, 5120 Ewart St., Burnaby, BC V5J 2W2 or BCTF Lesson Aids.

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 2004. More information at: http://ehlt-online. flinders.edu.au/bc or from the co-ordinator, Bernice.Burnip@flinders.edu.au

TRAVEL & TEACH ENGLISH OVERSEAS. Jobs $$ guaranteed, great pay. TESOL certified in 5 days in-class (or online or by correspondence). Attend a free info seminar. Free infopack. 1-888-270-2941,www.globaltesol.com

VARIETY–THE CHILDREN’S CHARITY OF BC Working with children is your special passion. Leave a legacy in your will for BC’s special kids. It will be your gift of a lifetime, providing you and your estate with significant tax benefits. Confirm now or call for more information. Speak with Peter Chipman, toll free 1-800-381-2040 or e-mail: peter.chipman@variety.bc.ca

TEACHERS work online. $500–$2000+ PT/FT, www.agoldmineonline.com

FOR SALE. ‘98, 25’ Aerolite family trailer. v.g. cond., sleeps 6, bunks, fully equip. One family owner. $13,500. Surrey 604-535-3447.

LIVE IN THE GULF ISLANDS! Beautiful retirement environment on Gabriola Island! Easy access. Only 20 min. from Nanaimo. Visit online at www.realestate-gabriola. com to see for yourself! Buy now, retire later! Email: jheira@realestate-gabriola. com or phone 1-800-205-8080. Jheira Springford, Coast Realty (Gabriola Village).

NEW CARS & LIGHT DUTY TRUCKS for teachers to purchase at the lowest dealer cost. All factory incentive programs can be arranged. All vehicles will be registered to you, the purchaser. The New Car Purchase Plan for BC teachers was established in 1973 by Robert Montgomery. Call toll free 1-800-307-4808 or send a fax 1-888-307-1230. Give me your best price and I will better it. That is a promise!

DUTHIE BOOKCASES make ideal graduation presents. Beautifully handcrafted in solid BC hardwoods, they are built to last for many generations of life long learning. View the complete line of bookcases at www.duthiebookcases.com or at Duthie Books, 2239 West 4th Ave., Vancouver.

RETIRING 11 Suzuki Orff Instruments and an extensive assortment of books & materials for sale. Beautiful shape, great starter. 250-337-8383.

www.findAtutor.ca Simply the best way to find a tutor. Students looking for tutors, tutors looking for students. Providing a comprehensive listing service for tutors in Canada. We are encouraging listings from throughout BC. To advertise tutoring, or to search for a tutor, go to: www.findAtutor.ca

REUNION LORD BYNG GRADS OF ’64 40th Reunion, Sept. 11-12, 2004. Information and list of missing grads on our web site www.ethosevents.ca/lb64reunion/ or contact Maureen MacDonald at 604-871-1891.

THE VIRTUES PROJECT™ "Empowering strategies that inspire the practice of virtues in every day life." Summer Institute July 9–15, Victoria, BC. Introductory courses and facilitator training. 866-386-0253, www.virtuesconsulting.com

THEATRE ALBERTA Dramaworks 2004: exciting PD workshops for theatre educators and practitioners–Edmonton, July 2–11. Artstrek 2004, residential theatre program for teens with passion for theatre–Red Deer, July 4–10 and July 11–18. For more info, visit www.theatre alberta.com or phone 780-422-8162.

FOR SALE Luxury suite "Hacienda del Mar Resort, Spa, Cabo San Lucas (2004– 2026). View: www.sheratonhaciendadel mar.com Cost 22,000 asking 13,500. For info call Bob at 604-824-0324.

ALAN ANDERSON former English teacher (retired) from Vancouver. Did you know him? If so, we’d love to hear from you. 604-468-7706.

DISCOUNTED MORTGAGES At the Mortgage Alliance Company of Canada our brokers offer you more choices and competitive rates. Our expert services are fast, unbiased and free. Call 604-861-9198 or 604-816-5143 for the mortgage that is best for you.

BOY-FRIENDLY Teaching Summer Institute, Aug. 24–25, Vancouver. www.BarryMacdonald.com

EXCHANGE Brisbane Australia 2006 with Vancouver elem. teacher, possible double exchange (elem). Will consider other places in BC. Contact jdhau2002@yahoo.com

EXCHANGE Brisbane, Queensland female elementary teacher seeks exchange in Vancouver for 2006. Will consider other places. Contact kay65@ihug.com.au

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