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Teacher Newsmagazine Volume 20, Number 1, September 2007

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EAST COAST COTTAGES Beach House at the Cape, sleeps 10, 4 bd., 2 bath, sunroom, 2 sundecks, bbq, private, treed property. The Ocean Breeze Cottage, sleeps 5, 2 bd., 1 bath, wraparound deck, bbq. Properties are next to each other and can be rented together, fresh seafood market nearby, beautiful sandy beaches. Centrally located along the NB coast, 1 hr. to PEI or NS. Wkly or mthly rates. Visit our web site: www.seatosearentals.com, Ph: 250-828-6280.

CHEMAINUS, Vancouver Island. Tide’s Inn, sleeps 2, gas fireplace, quiet with beautiful gardens. Enjoy kayaking, golfing, beautiful beaches and Salt Spring Ferry nearby. Wkly and mthly rates. Visit our web site: www.seatosearentals.com, Ph: 250-828-6280.

QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS/HAIDA GWAII Fabulous "mothership" kayaking, wilderness adventure, unforgettable experiences. 1-888-559-8317, www.TourHaidaGwaii.com

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

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

WHISTLER GETAWAY Pinecrest Estates, 4-5 bd., 1.5 bath, 1400 sq.ft. cabin, sauna, deck with BBQ, fully-equip. kitchen, DW, WD, wood stove (wood provided). Seasonal rates. glush@shaw.ca or 604-936-3346.

BLACKCOMB Luxury 2 bd/loft, 3 bath, sleeps 8, ski-in, ski-out, 604-940-0156.

WHISTLER CREEK townhouse for rent. View of Alta Lake. 2 bath., 3 bdrm., sleeps six. 604-535-3447.

WHISTLER 1 bd. condo (Whistler Creekside) sleeps 4, F/P, hot tub, swimming pool, sauna, fully equipped kitchen, u/ground parking, walk across the street to lifts and stores. Book early to avoid disappointment. Call Jan or John at 604-530-0958.

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, irene.roland@gmail.com, www.ultimateparis.com

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

KIHEI, 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 BLACKCOMB Ski-in/ski-out, luxury condo, sleeps 5, pool, hot tubs, 3 night min. www.at-blackcomb.com, Sheila 604-929-6589.

FRANCE HOLIDAY RENTALS Medieval house/studio, 16C village, Montagnac, S France. 1/2 hr. Montpellier, 15 min. Med. sjevent@shaw.ca

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

WHISTLER condo, 2 bd. Sleep 6, Quiet family area, 10 min. to Village. All amenities, fireplace, jetted tub, etc. Rates from $100 to $225 per night. Depending on duration and season. Ron 604-988-8231, rhsargent@shaw.ca

WHISTLER 3 bd. chalet, sleeps 6, all amenities, call John 604-987-7619.


DISCOVER RURAL FRANCE ON TWO WHEELS with easy going routes that meander through France’s scenic landscapes. There is little traffic so that the most inexperienced cyclist can pedal at a carefree pace. The accommodation is farmhouse style with regional cuisine and local wines. Guided by the unbound enthusiasm of a Francophile teacher, explore enchanting chateaux in the Loire; prehistoric treasures in the Dordogne; or the rolling vineyards of Burgundy. Panorama Travel www.francebydesign.ca, 1-888-703-0163, info@travellers-tale.com, BC reg 2683.

GULF ISLANDS Deluxe waterfront cottage, 1 bd./sleeps 4, winter and summer rates, call Alma 250-629-3008, www.ainsliepointcottage.com.

OKANAGAN Osoyoos lakeview cherry orchard private house rental. Weekly in summer, long term out of season. www.lakeviewcherryorchard.com or call Carol 604-209-7220.

FRANCE Southwest, Medieval village house, sleeps 6, fully equipped, 45 min. Montpellier, www.swanshouseinfrance.com

QUADRA ISLAND w/f cottage, $850/wk. for two, June thru Sept. 1-800-661-9441.

MAZATLAN, MEXICO 2 bd., 2 bath condo. Sleeps 4, Pool, tennis, 3 blks to beach. Teacher owned. Tel. 604-733-6184, cell: 604-614-4789.

TOFINO Located on Clayoquot Sound, Cannery Retreat is a beautiful, fully equipped 1 bdrm. loft condo with a large open concept living, dining and kitchen. Adult oriented. Steps from restaurants, galleries, and shops. Sleeps 4. N/S, N/P. Minimum 2 nights. 1-888-492-6662, www.victoriabc.com/accom/cannery.html

SAILING TOURS Compass Rose Sailing Tours, 1/2-day and full-day from Secret Cove, Sunshine Coast. Bruce Arbo, 1-604-740-0656.

MAZATLAN, MX House located in Old Town. Great place to practise your Spanish. Web page: http://members.shaw.ca/sreynada/casasusana.htm, 604-258-9359

PALM DESERT double-wide. Weekly/ monthly rates. 250-828-1984 or merickson@sd73.bc.ca.

CABO 2 bdrm., 2 bath, newly renovated condo on spectacular bay. 3 min. walk to beach. $950/wk. e-mail duggans@shaw.ca

SUN PEAKS RESORT Stone’s Throw Unit 49, Luxurious brand new condo 2bd/ 2bath sleeps 5, ski-in-ski-out, Mountain Views, Private hot tub, F/P, BBQ, 6 appliances, Plasma TVs. Free Wireless Internet. All amenities. NS/NP. To reserve call 1-866-425-5872 or go to www.stonesthrow49.directvacations.com Reservation code: Teacher

FRANCE Comfortable, entirely renovated 1 bd. apt. 15 min. by train from Central Paris. Can sleep up to 4 people. $500/wk. all included. Call 604-737-7181 or email daphnoucho@hotmail.com

WHISTLER townhouse, sleeps 8, fully equip. 604-985-7669 or Gary 778-241-7471.


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

COURTENAY Cozy 3 bd., fully furnished house in the heart of downtown Courtenay. Close to all amenities, just blocks to the beautiful Puntledge River and 25 min. to Mt. Washington. Nightly (3 night min.) and weekly rates available.1-250-338-5051, E-mail: accommodations_garlandguesthouse@yahoo.ca, web site: www.comoxvalleygarlandguesthouse.com

VANCOUVER City Center. House fully furn. 2 bdrm, den, 2 bath, available Dec. 2007, Jan. 2008. $1800/mo. loubilodeau@shaw.ca

WHITE ROCK/CRESCENT BEACH 3 bd., 2 1/2 bath. Walk to beach, parks and bus. Linens, dishwasher, kitchen. On sunny 1/2 acre lot. Monika 604-538-2652 or monihamilton@shaw.ca

PENTICTON Spacious townhouse available Sept. 25 to Nov. 22. No pets, no smoking. travels123@hotmail.com.

BEACHFRONT family home available Sept. to June, furnished, sleeps 6, hot tub, 5 min. drive to Parksville or Qualicum. Please call 250-248-3446 or cpitt@sd70.bc.ca


RETIRING? Do it right—get the book Transition to Retirement. It’s not about finances, it’s about you! www.pacificedgepublishing.com

www.puzzlepick.com—a web site for puzzle-lovers everywhere. There are three puzzles: a weekly cryptic crossword, a monthly double acrostic crossword and a twice-a-week online trivia puzzle (with a prize). Lots of material there for classroom challenges or just relaxing in the staffroom or at home—and plenty of free puzzles to start with.

RETIRING? Undecided about the Joint Life option? Order "Choosing the Right Options" a straightforward guide/workbook for selecting the best option for your situation. workbook $15, CD $15, both $25. Mail: Ken Smith, 5120 Ewart St., Burnaby, BC V5J 2W2 or BCTF Lesson Aids.

TEACHING WEATHER? Our comprehensive teaching guides offer all the lessons and resources you need. www.discoverysciencelearning.com/weather

BURNS BOG Book a field trip that empowers your students and satisfies your science curriculum. Contact Bree at Burns Bog Conservation Society. 604-572-0373 or 1-888-850-6264.

NEW BOOK "Honouring the Child: Changing Ways of Teaching" by Pamela Proctor, www.honouringthechild.com

THE SUBSTITUTE You want to TEACH? www.thesubstitute.ca


MASTER OF EDUCATION (Special Education) by coursework offered by Flinders University in S. Australia is recognized by the B.C. TQS. Degree available entirely in distance mode. Apply now for commencement of study in semester one (late February) or semester two (late July). More information at: ehlt.flinders.edu.au/northamerica or from the program co-ordinator, Bernice.Burnip@flinders.edu.au

VARIETY—THE CHILDREN’S CHARITY Working with children is your special passion. Leaving a legacy in your will for BC’s special kids will be your gift of a lifetime. There are estate planning benefits too. Contact Peter Chipman to confirm. Toll free 1-800-381-2040, direct 604-268-3887 or email peter.chipman@variety.bc.ca

MORTGAGES. Let a former teacher and now AMP (Accredited Mortgage Professional) find the best financing for all your mortgage financing needs. 604-329-3943 www.VancouverMortgages.ca.

RETIRED? RETIRING? Use your teaching skills to create another income stream to supplement your pension and secure your future. For information: 604-946-8955, bgmcclure@gmail.com

PRO-D WORKSHOP presentations— Work with Glass, flamework glass beads, pendants sculpture, small class size of 8. Book now for 07 and 08 days. seafireglassworks.com

15% OFF Mary Kay for teachers. www.marykay.ca/csnell

IN-HOME TUTORING agency needs certified teachers for Grade 1—12 (all subjects) www.schooliseasy.com. Forward resume to susan@schooliseasy.com , or fax 604-439-1795, or phone 604-439-1790.

NEED A NEW OR NEWER VEHICLE? I would like to assist you. I make vehicle shopping easy, while 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. Save yourself time and money; give me a call or e-mail for more information. Bill Sloan, Vehicle Agent, Capital City Auto Group, 250-412-7970, E-mail: bsloan@shaw.ca

MAD SCIENCE home-based business opportunity. A unique opportunity to build a successful business while contributing to your community. Teachers, parents, school administrators, businesses and government have vested interests in enriching children’s science experiences. Mad Science franchises realize the benefits of providing programs that make science fun and accessible. Contact sales@madsciencebc.com for more info.

Attend BRITANNIA Secondary School’s 100th Anniversary Reunion! May 16 & 17, 2008, PNE Agrodome. Contact Britannia Centennial Reunion, 604-713-8266, www.britanniacentennial.com, info@britanniacentennial.com.

BRITANNIA Secondary School Reunion—Class of 1957 50th Reunion. October 20, 2007, 6 p.m. Vancouver Lawn and Tennis club, $60/person, partners welcome, cheques to Jim McPherson, 604-874-3121.

PRO-D PRESENTATIONS that revitalize your teaching skills in creative writing. Professional speaker and author, Julie H. Ferguson has changed the way over 3000 teachers approach writing across the ability spectrum. Her highly acclaimed sessions for reluctant to talented writers harmonize current brain- and evidence-based research with professional writing tips and give teachers practical tools to improve their students’ performance. Visit www.beaconlit.com/Teacherworkshops.htm then call 604.469.1319 or email info@beaconlit.com to book Julie for your classroom, or next conference/school event.

SCHOOL TATTOOS 1000 tattoos with your school’s logo $149. Great for school spirit, teams or fundraising. Visit www.schooltattoos.ca or email info@schooltattoos.ca or tel/fax 613-567-2636.

TUTORING agency requiring BC certified teachers in all subjects and grades for part-time positions in the Lower Mainland. Please phone 604-844-8177 or 604-538-5141, leave name and phone number.

WANTED ESL high school materials/ books for native teacher in Sapa, Vietnam. Email sherry_abramson@hotmail.com.

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