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Teacher Newsmagazine Volume 20, Number 4, January/February 2008

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

WHISTLER Condo. Sleeps 4, views, close to village, 604-943-9423, preddyplace@telus.net.

GRANADA, NICARAGUA Discover this beautiful Spanish colonial city and little known country. B&B run by retired BC teacher. For info contact carolannrea@hotmail.com

WHISTLER CREEKSIDE 3 bdrm. townhouse for rent, sleeps 6-8 comfortably, 2 bath. 604-535-9315.

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

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.

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. 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/out, quiet luxury condo, sleeps 5, pool, hot tubs, 3 night min. www.at-blackcomb.com, Sheila 604-929-6589.

WHISTLER condo, 2 bd. sleep 6, quiet family area, 10 min. to Village. All amen., F/P, jetted tub, etc. Rates from $100 to $225/night. Depending on duration and season. Ron 604-988-8231, rhsargent@shaw.ca

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

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

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.

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

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

SOUTH OF FRANCE Teacher-owned holiday rental. Sunny, affordable 4 bd., 2 bath villa in Limoux, Languedoc. Great for sharing! Keith Digby 250-743-2439, www.southoffrancerental.com

SATURNA Gulf Island Getaway, www.lyallharbour.com, 1-877-473-9343.

Fact finding and job search, SPRING BREAK IN CHINA March 15-29, (Van-Beijing) Visit a variety of schools, drop off resumes, see Forbidden City, Great Wall, Warriors; organized by a BC teacher, $99/day (dbl) + air & taxes, (14 days x $99 = $1386) ksly@travelonly.com

FRANCE FRANCE 2008 holiday rental. Well renovated stone houses in ancient vineyard village, SW France, great walking, cycling, food, wine. C$741/C$880 week per family unit. E-mail mjcapper@hotmail.com, visit www.ourhouseinfrance.com.au

FRANCE Tranquil farmhouse for rent in the French countryside. www.frenchfarmhouse.ca

SW FRANCE House to rent in charming bastide village, 2 hrs from Bordeaux. website: www.4rueduloup.com

GABRIOLA ISLAND BC 2 bdrm. cottage, private, fully equipped, starting $900/mo. or $450/wk. 250-247-9883. boysen@shaw.ca, www.gabriolacottage.netfirms.com

OKANAGAN LAKE cottage for rent July & Aug. Sleeps 6, plus bunkhouse sleeps 4. Located 30 from Vernon. Private beach and dock. To view, see www.carrsareus.com. $1000/wk. Must bring own linens and do light housekeeping before you leave. Contact John and Susan Carr, 604-936-7525.

GOLF-WINE TOUR in Osoyoos w/front, 2 bdrm. condo, N/S, N/P, Call Geroge for weekly rates, May—Sept. 604-520-1001.


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

VANCOUVER "Yaletown" luxury studio, privately owned condo. Available weekends, weekly or monthly. Secure underground parking. 604-626-8523.

VANCOUVER Kits, fully furnished, 1 bdrm condo for rent near beach between May and July. Contact daphnoucho@hotmail.com or call 604-737-7181.

NORTH VANCOUVER home, 4 bdrm, large yard, mid-July to mid-August, $2000/mo. or $750/wk. contact Roxie Giles, rgiles@sd45.bc.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. workbook $15, CD $15, both $25. Mail: Ken Smith, 5120 Ewart St., Burnaby, BC V5J 2W2 or BCTF Lesson Aids.

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.

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

CANADA IS FOR KIDS Buy these acclaimed Michael Mitchell CDs, music books and other products or bring this popular elementary school concert to your school. Full details are at www.michael-mitchell.ca

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY Developed in Nanaimo by teachers, for teachers, our lesson plans directly support BC Ministry of Education curricula. Visit www.ourhiddenheroes.org. Contact info@hiddenheroes.org, 250-741-7499 or 1-877-836-2781.


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

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

IN-HOME TUTORING agency needs certified teachers for Grade 1—12 (all subjects) for Lower Mainland, Campbell River, Comox Valley. www.schooliseasy.com Forward resume to susan@schooliseasy.com, or fax 604-439-1795, or phone 604-439-1790, toll free 1-877-787-5854.

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

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

GLASSER CHOICE THEORY and Reality Therapy Training: Feb. 2, 3, 9, 10, 2008. Contact 604-983-2202. lscott@realitycounselling.ca

PACIFIC GARDENS Cohousing Community is a new, environmentally friendly condo project in Nanaimo on a spectacular 4.37 acre property close to downtown. Enjoy a strong sense of community, social interaction and over 7000 sq.ft. of common facilities. Find out more at www.pacific gardens.ca, 250-754-3060 or e-mail joinus@pacificgardens.ca

VANCOUVER 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 e-mail info@beaconlit.com to book Julie for your classroom, or next conference/ school event.

GLASSWORK for teachers… a good thing for ProD days… seafireglassworks.com

PHOENIX Arizona. Looking to rent or buy in Phoenix area? Contact Marisa Gappa, realtor for the Gappa Group. Toll free 877-200-9393 or www.thebestarizonahomes.com

For advertising information, contact Kathleen Smith, newsmag@bctf.ca

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