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Quilting bee warms hearts and toes of women and children in need

By Michelle Hopkins

The staff at Richmond's RB Digital SEW and volunteer quilters have been getting together two to three times a month to make quilts for a couple of the Lower Mainland's transition homes for battered women and their children. Manager Liz Thompson says the quilters have already delivered a dozen quilts and have another four ready to deliver before Christmas.

In the continued spirit of Christmas, one of Thompson's customers made a charming play mat and donated a huge box of toys, including little dinky cars for the play mat.


A two-part thriller Dragon Boys, which airs on CBC early next month, has a Richmond connection.

The directors filmed a number of scenes from Dragon Boys, which delves into the world of Asian organized crime, in the Parker Place Mall on No. 3 Road.

Also, all of the aerial shots throughout the show were done over Richmond, where the story is set.

Featuring a star-studded Asian-Canadian cast, Dragon Boys revolves around a Chinese-Canadian RCMP detective and an immigrant family who confront a deadly threat from Asian organized crime. The compelling drama weaves together four stories that evoke a rich tapestry of contemporary West Coast life.

Dragon Boys airs on CBC Sunday, Jan. 7 and Monday, Jan. 8 at 8 p.m.


The Richmond Centre Bay is wrapping up some holiday cheer for our local youth.

The Richmond Youth Services Agency (RYSA), and the Bay volunteers are hoping to put smiles on the faces of deserving kids this holiday season by wrapping gifts to raise funds for the Richmond Youth Centre. It supports great services for youth, children and families.

Volunteers at the Bay will wrap your Christmas gifts each weekend until Christmas Eve. You can drop by anytime and donate a toy or gift for kids who usually go without.

With your help, the Bay and RYSA hope to make a difference to Richmond's less fortunate children.

The gift wrapping station is on the second floor of the Bay near the caf‚ and is staffed every Friday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday until Dec. 24. All proceeds go toward programs for children and youth at the Richmond Youth Centre.

Gift wrappers are still needed: Shifts are four hours long and you can do as little as one shift. Food will be provided to volunteers. Call Melanie at 604-271-7600 ext. 123 or visit to volunteer.


Jet-Lag Travel Fashion Boutique has rescheduled its Nov. 28 Ladies Travel and Meet due to the recent snowstorm.

The new travel club will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 12 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. for a packing demonstration, information on Pamper Yourself packages, holiday refreshments and door prizes.

Cost is $10 at the door and proceeds will go to charity, Call to confirm your attendance at 604-277-3331. Jet-Lag is located at #110-12031 2nd Avenue in Steveston.

For more information visit www.jet-lagtravel


published on 12/05/2006

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