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Apex Matters “Keeping You in the S’know” Published by Okanagan Matters Publications

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Last Day of the Season is Monday, April 2 for both Apex Mountain Resort & Nickel Plate Nordic Centre

Volume 14 : Issue 7 Your FREE Local Snow Culture Newsletter!

March 2018

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March & April 2018 Special Events:

1.877.777.2739 | ApexResort.com

Daily March 16-24. On Friday Nights it is only $7.50 + GST for Tubing, Skiing and Rentals! (Separately).

Night Lift Operations ~ Friday & Saturday 4-9pm &

Friday Night Special ~ Our T-bar & Magic Carpet are open Fridays & Saturdays from 4-9 pm & Day Lift Operations ~ Daily 9am - 3:30pm thru April 2. Junior Nationals in Moguls & Aerials & Senior Nationals in Aerials ~ March Spring Break 1st week - March 16-24. Final Night March 24. Tube Park ~ Friday 4-9pm, Saturday 10am-9pm, Sunday Vertical & Vintages ~ Saturday, March 10 in the Gunbarrel. Join our 6th annual wine festival. & Holidays 10am-3:30pm. Spring Break 1st week 10am-9pm. Skating Loop & Hockey Rink ~ Open daily at 10am Tickets still available on eventbrite.ca. Event runs from 7-9pm, followed by live music by “Uncorked”. Freeride Olympics ~ Saturday, March 17. Open to skiers & boarders of all levels. Compete in & night lit until 11pm. Watch for group booking closures.

7-11. Come on out and watch some amazing freestyle athletes compete for the top spot in Canada!

Snow Bus ~ Runs every Saturday & Sunday, plus Holidays Elevator Race ~ Saturday, March 24. Race from Penticton to Apex! See www.hoodooadventures.ca. & Spring Break 1st week. Arrives 9:15am & Departs 3:30pm. Featuring ~ 77 Runs | 4 Terrain Parks Retro Day ~ Sunday, March 25 - Dress up in your best retro gear. 2000 Vertical Feet | 1112 Skiable Acres Tech Open Round 3 ~ March 29 - April 1 - Athletes race in Slalom & Giant Slalom events. 16% Novice | 48% Intermediate | Dummy Downhill ~ March 31 - This is the highest flying dummy downhill in the world! Dummies 36% Advanced/Expert | 20 Feet of Cumulative Annual Snowfall fly 200 feet in distance and drop 60 vertical feet. This free event starts at 1pm at the Aerial Site. various events in the terrain parks and skier/boarder cross.

Easter Egg Hunt ~ April 1 - It’s our annual Easter Egg Hunt, so keep your eyes open for eggs! Slush Cup ~ April 1 - Come and ride through the slush, or cheer on those that do. Easy Rider 1pm. Last Day of the Season is April 2 ~ Thank you for joining us in this epic snow season!

For more event information or any questions, call 1.877.777.2739 or email events@apexresort.com.

Visit Apex Village:

Ski the rest of this season for FREE! Purchase a season pass for the 2018/19 season at this season’s early bird sale rate and get the last two weeks of this season for free! (Must purchase in person in the administration office between March 15 - April 2, 2018.)

• Apex Artisan Gift Shop • The Edge Bistro • Frosted Snowflake Bakery & Café • Gunbarrel Saloon • Kamakura Noodle House • Longshot Cafeteria • Longshot Tapas & Wine • The Mountain Shop • The Trading Post

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Apex Snow School Programs:

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Group Lessons & Private Lessons ~ We offer a full range of group lessons, from children’s and adults’ first-turns, to honing up on your double-black diamond skills. If you are looking for a lesson tailored to you, then a private lesson is the way to go. Our Certified Ski and Snowboard Instructors will focus on your individual needs, while getting you the mileage you need to solidify your new found skills and improve your confidence in the process. Ask about booking your instructor for ”lift-line priority” and get the most vertical possible, which caters up to 3 people in a 2 hour private lesson for one flat rate. Stay tuned for possible new programs coming soon! Ladies Day ~ One of our most popular programs for the fun active lady that skis or boards. This program runs every Wednesday from Jan 17 to Mar 21. Come join us for a skill improvement session, a great buffet style lunch at the Gunbarrel Saloon, and a complimentary glass of wine. Lesson Time is 9:45am. Mens Day ~ Hey guys, it your time! This affordable good-time ski/board program runs every Friday from Jan 19 - Mar 23. Come join us for skill-enhancing lessons, friendly competitions, and a burger and beer afterward at the Gunbarrel Saloon. Lesson Time is 9:45am.

Home Hardware Camps ~ For those aged 6-15 years. This extremely popular program for kids and teens will teach them the skills needed to be able to explore the entire mountain! There are lots of options to choose from to suit your family’s needs this winter: Spring Break Camp runs Monday, March 19 through Friday, March 23; half day or full day; lesson only, lift and lesson, or the complete package of lift, lesson, rentals. Plus, we offer bus transportation service to and from Penticton too.

Rippin Rascals ~ We love kids and we want to make sure they have a great time on the hill. That’s why we created Rippin Rascals for ages 18 months - 5 years. This is their own special place where they can learn from pro’s who specialize in teaching kids. If they need a lesson, daycare, or a combination thereof, we can do it!


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with the Apex Ski Patrol New Transceiver Park Now Open ~ The Apex Patrol Team would like to thank everyone for their support of our Avalanche Awareness Day held on January 20, 2018. We are happy to announce that your support of our annual fundraising auction and barbeque has made it possible for us to recently purchase a new Transceiver Park to add to our Apex Avalanche Safety Program. The bonus of this new feature is not only for patrol staff to train, but for public to practice at any time too. Anyone who travels into the back country knows how incredibly important transceiver use is, and keeping those skill sets sharp could save someone’s life one day. Next time you head up to the top of the mountain, stop by the observation deck and check it out. There is a self-guided sign in place to help those that want to use this new transceiver park on their own. Or, stop in at the Billy Goat Hut and find one of the paid patrol staff. They will be happy to show you how it all works. If venturing into the back country is of interest to you, then you definitely need to attend an Avalanche Safety Training Course. Finbar O’Sullivan, an Apex Ski Patrol Alumni and Certified Instructor, teaches these courses right here at Apex. For more information, please call Finbar at 250-808-9352 or email avalanchesafety@gmail.com.

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Youth Intro to Avalanche Safety - March 21 &/or March 22 ~ This introduction to avalanche safety program is geared for youth aged 11-16 years old and takes place during the first week of Spring Break. Avalanche Forecaster, Lyle Thiede, is in charge of the Apex Avalanche Safety Program. Avalanche control is a serious business and risk management and liability, along with prevention and mitigation, are all a part of keeping the public safe on a daily basis. Lyle invites the Apex youth to join him for one or two days to learn the basics of Avalanche Safety. Topics include: intro to transceiver use; intro to companion rescue; intro to snow profiles; intro to safe route finding and hazard identification; and a fun “cut the cornice” race. The Youth Intro to Avalanche Safety program runs on both Wednesday, March 21 and Thursday, March 22. The cost is $15/day and you can sign up for one day or both days. Please note - no day ticket, nor rental equipment, is included. Participants will stay within the boundary of the resort. The programs runs from 10 am - 12 pm and 1-3 pm both days. This program is geared to intermediate/advanced skiers and boarders. Sign up at the Apex Admin Office or call 1.877.777.2739.

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On The Road To The Olympics By Andi Naude

And, that’s a wrap! I can hardly believe that the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games have come to a close. To say that this past month has been one of the greatest months of all time would be a complete understatement! I am beyond thrilled, honoured, and thankful for this opportunity of a lifetime. Representing Canada and cheering on my teammates at the Olympic Games was more than a dream come true. Being a part of the strongest team in the world truly leaves me speechless. I am going to Apex’s Andi Naude, be completely honest and say that I’m still Ranked 2nd in the World finding it difficult to find the right words to For Women’s Mogul Skiing express how I feel about this past month in PyeongChang. It has been an absolute rollercoaster of emotion; filled with incredible highs, lows, and everything in between ... and for this, I am truly grateful. My teammates and I arrived in PyeongChang ready to tackle the world. After an amazing training camp at Apex, we were primed and incredibly eager to ski on the Olympic course. The course itself was quite a challenge, but it was nothing we couldn’t handle. After a few days of training, we were ready to perform on the world’s largest stage. Life in the village was simple, and we could really focus on the task at hand. The living quarters were amazing, and the food was fantastic. The Canadian Olympic Committee did everything in their power to make sure all of our needs were met. The Qualification round went very well for Team Canada, and all four of the women moved on to the first Final. I was having a lot of fun skiing the course, and managed to put down a clean, fast, technical run scoring me a 2nd place finish. I was so excited I could hardly stop smiling; I was on top of the world! After a day of rest and light training, it was time for the three Final rounds. I started off the evening feeling calm and confident. I had prepared my entire life for this moment. The countless hours of training, hard work, and mental preparation had left me in a good position to just go out there and ski. I had done the homework; I had left no stone unturned. My first Final run was not great, by any means. In fact, it was probably one of the worst runs I had skied all season long, but it was enough to get me into the second Final. I regrouped, spoke to my coach, and was off again for another run. It was a big rush between my runs, as live TV waits for no one! I basically skied from the chairlift straight into the gate. I really had to force myself to take a deep breathe and bring myself back to the task at hand. I just needed to ski. I knew I could do it.

A photo of Andi Naude at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Photo by Kevin Light.

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I had the run of my life in the second Final. I climbed from 10th place to 1st place, and moved on to the third Final as a gold medal favourite. I could hardly believe it. I had only ever qualified at the top of the pack a few times in my life, and there I was, at the Olympic Games, last to ski. All eyes were on me. I was the only skier able to upset the already determined podium. I was not stressed, I just had to ski the run I had already skied, the run I had skied hundreds of times. The next thing I knew, I was being thrown out of the course. It’s still hard to say what actually went wrong in my last run. I thought I was doing everything the same, I had the same focus, I felt good. Mistakes happen, and unfortunately it happened to me in my third and final run at the Olympic Games. It was not a medal, it was not the number result I was aiming for, but I am not going to let the lack of a medal define me. I will learn from this experience, and as much as it stings now, I will rise above the disappointment. Onwards and upwards! One of the most important things I want to say to you all is how thankful I am to have all of your support. The amount of love, well wishes, and kind words I have received is overwhelming. You raised my spirits, you made me smile, you made me laugh, and you even brought me to tears. I find it hard to express how truly thankful I am for all of you in just words. That being said, I want you all to know that you have played a huge role in my journey. Thank you Apex, Penticton, the Okanagan, British Columbia, and the entire country for standing behind me every step of the way. I could not be more proud to wear the Canadian Maple Leaf. Now, it is time to finish off the rest of the World Cup season! I will keep you posted! THANK YOU AGAIN FOR MAKING MY DREAM COME TRUE!


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Apex Freestyle Club News Update By Kenni Kuroda, Head Coach

AFC is all set for Junior Nationals - March 7-11 The Apex Freestyle Club is well prepared for Junior Nationals being held at Apex Mountain Resort from March 7-11. The athletes have just returned from a Canadian Series event in Red Deer, Alberta and the BC Winter Games held at Sun Peaks. The event in Red Deer brought together some of the best mogul skiers in Canada with all of the provincial teams represented. Our young athletes fared well against a very tough field in an open age category event that saw a lot of competitors over the age of 19. For the eight AFC athletes that competed at this event, being Sasha Lovell, Chase Capicik, Malica Malherbe, Jordan Macdonald, Ethan Phillips, Alec Henderson, Nate Parsons and Cole Patton, this was definitely a step up in the caliber of competitions thus far in their careers. Many of our AFC alumni who have moved on to provincial teams posted some fantastic results at the event. Congratulations to Brayden Kuroda (Team BC, 3rd singles), Mackenzie Schwinghamer (Team Alberta, 2nd singles), and Koleton Phipps (Team BC, 3rd duals). From February 22-25, nine AFC athletes were selected to compete at the BC Winter Games in Kamloops and Sun Peaks. Jordan Macdonald, Sasha Lovell, Chase Capicik, Malica Malherbe, Sharon van Schalm, Alec Henderson, Ethan Phillips, Nate Parsons and Ethan Morf were seeded to compete at this elite event from their present standings on the BC Timber Tour. Congratulations to all of our AFC athletes! Here are the results from the BC Winter Games 2018: U14 Female Moguls:

U16 Female Moguls: U14 Male Moguls: U16 Male Moguls: U14 Female Slopestyle:

1st 5th 7th 11th 1st 9th 1st 2nd 3rd 3rd 4th 5th 12th

Chase Capicik Malica Malherbe Sharon van Schalm Sasha Lovell Jordan Macdonald Ethan Morf Ethan Phillips Alec Henderson Nate Parsons Chase Capicik Sharon van Schalm Malica Malherbe Sasha Lovell

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U16 Female Slopestyle: U14 Male Slopestyle: U16 Male Slopestyle:

4th Jordan Macdonald 11th Ethan Morf 5th Alec Henderson 6th Ethan Phillips 12th Nate Parsons U14 Female Big Air: 2nd Chase Capicik 6th Malica Malherbe 13th Sasha Lovell 14th Sharon van Schalm U16 Female Big Air: 2nd Jordan Macdonald U14 Male Big Air: 11th Ethan Morf U16 Male Big Air: 4th Alec Henderson 5th Ethan Phillips 12th Nate Parsons The Canadian Junior National Mogul & Aerial Championships and Canadian Senior Aerial Championships are being held at Apex Mountain Resort from March 7-11. The best under 18 mogul and aerial skiers will attend, as well as our nations top Senior aerialists. Apex Freestyle Club will be well represented with eleven athletes and two alumni athletes competing in moguls and hybrid aerials. Cole Patton, Ethan Phillips, Nate Parsons, Alec Henderson, Ethan Morf, Jordan Macdonald, Malica Malherbe, Chase Capicik, Leda Walker and Sasha Lovell have all been selected to compete on the BC Team. Alumni athletes Brayden Kuroda and Hayden Person, presently on the BC Mogul Team will also be skiing for British Columbia. Go Team Apex! Spring Break Freestyle Ski Camps ~ Want to learn more about Freestyle in a fun and safe environment? Wondering what ‘Freestyle’ is all about? Or, are you a seasoned Freestyler who needs something ‘fun’ to do over the holidays? The Apex Freestyle Club is offering 2 camps of 3 days each over the Spring Break holidays for an amazing price of just $110 per camp. These camps are designed for skiers 7-12 years of age, who are able to ski down green runs on their own and able to get on and off a chair lift without assistance. The camps run 3 consecutive days from 10am to noon, with an unsupervised lunch from 12-1pm, and then more ‘fun’ from 1-3pm. Drop off and pick up is in front of The Mountain Shop in the Apex Village at the designated start and finish times. Come and join us for the most ‘fun’ ever over Spring Break. Spring Break Camp #1 ~ March 20-22 Spring Break Camp #2 ~ March 27-29 For more information or to register, please visit apexfreestyleclub.com.


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Busy Times for Apex Ski Club By Jorgen Anderson, Head Coach & Program Director

March is the busiest time of year for all the ski clubs in the Province. One month to the end of the season, but we are in full swing with all our groups moving around the Province. The Apex U14 group had a great time at BC Winter Games hosted by the City of Kamloops. Apex Ski Club sent 5 athletes to the Games this year. Jaras Grant and Max Gainey had top ten finishes. Well done boys. Our ladies battled hard all weekend and took away valuable experiences for U14 Provincials coming up the 3rd week of March in Fernie. The Apex U12 group has been busy getting ready for their big event coming up on March 17 at Big White. The U12 gang will battle it out in a GS and SL Fun Times at BC Winter Games. race at our neigbouring resort. In the Apex U16 group, we have 3 boys traveling to Collingwood, Ontario this week for U16 Nationals. Heming Sola, Isaac Athans and Devin Blaser. The remainder of our group will travel to Westerns in Jasper next week. Big Congrats to Noa Rogers who crushed the field at Parson SG this year. Noa won the SG and the Combined SL/SG. Way to go Noa! As you can see, we are busy with all the age groups this month. We have been so lucky to have had some of the best training around, and honestly, some of the most amazing pow days. The Apex Ski Club and Apex Mountain Resort will be hosting a big event March 29 - April 1. It is a U16/18 Teck Open. This will be a four day event, covering both GS and Slalom disciplines. If anyone is interested in helping out, please email me at apexskiclub@gmail.com. Carvers Corner ~ We have had an amazing season with this gang of rippers. Connection coach Shelby Naylor is doing a fabulous job keeping this group of coaches and kids ripping the mountain. Many of our Carvers will be attending the Zone Final at Silver Star this weekend. Should be some fun stories from that one. Spring Break Camps ~ We will be hosting camps again this Spring Break. What a great way to spend time on this amazing mountain! Camp 1 ~ March 20, 21, 22 Camp 2 ~ March 27, 28, 29 For more information or to register, visit www.apexskiclub.com.

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Spirit North Multi-Community Festival Day will take place at Nickel Plate on Monday, March 12th. Students from Outma Sqilx’W Cultural School, Westbench, Columbia and the Westbank First Nation will be coming together to spend the day outside on the land. They will Office Open 9-3 Daily be playing ski games with a traditional twist, pow wow dancing, and appreciating the significance of the Nickel Plate area from a PIB elder. www.nickelplatenordic.org Fuelled with food and hopefully sun it promises to be a day with activities all of the students will enjoy. 56 kms of Groomed & Track Set Ski Trails / 25 kms of Marked Snowshoe Trails Day Lodge & Kitchen Facilities / Heated Washrooms / Change Rooms & Showers This will be the culmination of the Spirit North Program, which has been running at Nickel Plate throughout the winter in an effort to Ski & Snowshoe Rentals & Lessons Available encourage the students at Outma and Westbench to cross country ski, and remove any hurdles that may be present to have their families join them on snow up at Nickel Plate. The program has been a great success so far, with the help of the By Jessie Carriere Nickel Plate Nordic Centre who this season implemented a First Sunday, March 25th at 10 am marks our last race of the season. The Nations Policy to offer all First Nations members in Canada free skiing. Mexico Spring Break Loppet is still open for registration! Nickel Plate Junior Racers ~ It has been a busy and successful This is a pursuit-style race with 14 km classic technique, followed by month for the Nickel Plate Junior Racers. 15 km free technique. It can be done as a solo participant or in a team of two. A post race meal is included. There will be prizes for best February 3rd and 4th Fred Albrechtson raced in Prince George at a costumes and there will also be lots of great draw prizes including a Teck BC Cup. Fred raced well in the Classic sprint ending up fourth trip to Mexico for two, which includes a 7-day hotel stay, plus airfare after 3 heats and a qualifier, and also won his first ever Teck BC Cup (value $3000). This race will be an excellent wrap-up to an even better in the 7km Free interval. These great results kept him in the hunt for an aggregate award at the Teck BC Championships at Telemark season! February 16th-18th. The NPJR’s had an excellent turnout for this Please Note: The last day of the season is Monday, April 2nd. weekend of racing. There were over 600 racers registered from all over BC, Alberta, Yukon, and Washington. Friday’s top highlights included Jessica Wilkie in Atom girls in 4th, and Ben Brouwers-Geertz in 9th for Junior Boys 10km. There was also a strong showing from Thomas Wilkie, Alex and Anna Farbridge, Matthew Broder, Jake and John Garwah, Caitlyn Michael, Fred Albrechtson, Pat BrouwersGeertz, and Olivia Selles. Saturday was a classic interval in a massive snowstorm. Thomas Wilkie placed 9th in Bantam Boys, and Fred Albrechtson placed 4th. Sunday was a team relay and Nickel Plate had a record 9 teams entered! Top teams from Nickel Plate were Future Klaebos in 7th for Peewee Boys with Thomas Wilkie, Tobias Mengr and Kai Rippy; and Fast Mommas in 9th with Janka Mengr, Nadia Hudon and Lisa Wombold. It was a fun day with lots of racing and great team spirit. Way to go everyone who participated! Overall, Fred clinched the 3rd place aggregate award for the Teck BC Cup Juvenile Boys 2002, which gives him confidence heading to Ski Nationals in March. This is a 10-day event with 5 races: 1 team relay, 1 sprint and 3 distances. He will be supported by Revelstoke Nordic and their head coach Matt Smider. Revelstoke Nordic came away ranked the highest club from BC after Nationals in 2017. Fred feels very fortunate to join this group in Thunder Bay and has a goal to improve on his national ranking. He will represent Nickel Plate, as well as the BC Development Squad. Best of luck to Fred! The NPJR’s are always looking for kids who like to physically challenge themselves and who have great attitudes and love Nordic skiing. Please check out the Nickel Plate website for more information.

Welcome to the Nickel Plate Nordic Centre

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Left - Fred Albrechtson gets Gold in PG. Right - Jessica Wilke going for it in the mass start relay.


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Thursday, March 8th ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Left - Matthew Broder racing at BC Championships. Top Right - Caitlyn Michael racing Classic Technique at BC Championships. Bottom Right - Juvenile Boys racing Free Technique.

Slushy Thoughts from the Snow Bank By Brad Nunes

Ho boy! March! This is the last month for our beloved hill. Man time flies. We were totally blessed this year with just amazing snow. With such a huge base, I am starting to get worried that I may have to lift my feet as we head up the quad. Some of those towers are getting real close to the snowpack. Frankly, if this means I get to ski up and down, I am all for it. Gotta get in as many runs as you can, right? Screw gravity! With warmer weather, we also sneak into beautiful spring ski weather. Blasting down the slopes in a t-shirt is such a rush. That is, until you catch an edge. Nothing wakes you up faster than sliding over half-melted cheese grater snow on your bare arms. I mean I know exfoliation is great for the skin, I just think this method may be a tad aggressive. The good news is, if you find yourself with a bad case of snow-rash, the greatest cure is only a few steps away. Take your cold, burning body into the Gunbarrel and have Wendell pour you a Gunbarrel Coffee. You take 2 or 3 of those and not only will you be warm, you’ll be feeling no pain. He puts on quite a show as well, so even if you aren’t bleeding, you should go check it out. The Gunbarrel (the pub side anyway) is also a great place to escape from your kids. With spring break happening this month, you are going to need a place to hide. The ski hill, however, is a great place to dump your kids over the break. There are great ski groups that are willing to drag your rug rats all over the hill. It is a nice smaller hill with only a couple of lifts, so they can’t get too far. There is an arcade where if you are missing a kid, always look in the arcade. Like flies to poop, kids will always find video games. You also have some nice folks in red and white, who will scoop up any skiers not able to make it down on their own. They don’t even charge for the toboggan ride! But for real, if you can, spend some time up the hill with your family. It is a sport that everyone can participate in. It is a real bonding experience. And, if you are lucky, you might be able to get some video of ‘show off Dad’ as he manages to bite it on the bunny hill. That kind of video is total leverage in future negotiations. Lastly, I just want to give a huge thank you to all the mountain staff. From maintenance, to the office, to the lifts, to the restaurants, to the ski school, to the patrol, and everyone up at Apex, thank you so much! We really love this hill. It is close knit and super friendly. You make it feel like we are all one big crazy powder loving family. Here is to 2017/2018 ... A truly epic season!

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2018 BC Winter Games

By Michael Yates, PT Dale Charles Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic Physiotherapy Kamloops was the host of the 2018 BC Winter Games, February 22-25, engaging a total 1229 athletes in 19 sports, with the average age of 14 years. For many of these young stars, this would have been their first experience at a Multi-Sport Games, including Athletes with Disabilities and Special Olympics. This event also marked the 40th anniversary celebration of BC Games, with the very 1st Summer Games held in Penticton (1978); followed by the 1st Winter Games in Kamloops the next year. More recently, Penticton again successfully hosted the 2016 BC Winter Games. BC Games serves as a launching point for successful high level athletes. Past Apex Olympians that are BC Games alumni include Kristi Richards and Matt Margetts. At the recent PyeongChang Winter Olympics, there were 14 BC Games alumni, such as 2-man bobsleigh Gold medalist, Justin Kripps from Summerland; and ski-cross Gold medalist, Kelsey Serwa from Kelowna. Thompson-Okanagan (Zone 2) sent 224 athletes to the Kamloops BC Winter Games with South Okanagan athletes from Osoyoos, Oliver, Keremeos, Summerland, Kaleden and Penticton participating in Archery, Curling, Judo, Karate, Special Olympics Basketball, and snow sports. Apex was well represented at the Games. I counted 9 athletes among Alpine Skiing, Freestyle Skiing, and Snowboarding. Reviewing the results, Apex Freestyle skiers owned the podium with Gold-Silver-Bronze in the Mogul event. Impressive result. Apex proudly cheered for Freestyle Mogul Olympian Andi Naude at the PyeongChang Olympics, but out of the spotlight was BC Games alumni and physiotherapist Shandia Cordingley, at her 3rd Winter Olympics. Shandia tirelessly travels and works with the Canadian Alpine Snowboard team, balancing her work out of the Sports Clinic Physiotherapy in the off-season. She covered the Snowboard Cross and Alpine Snowboard (parallel giant slalom-PGS) events in South Korea. As a physiotherapist, I volunteered for my 7th BC Games event in Kamloops, where I was one of 1600 volunteers. In my role as medical director for the 2016 Penticton BC Winter Games, I know how much organization goes into getting these Games underway, working in teams to establish schedules, recruiting volunteers and enjoying the spectacle once the show gets underway. Kamloops did a great job in pulling off another successful BC Games event. Fort St. John is the host of the 2020 BC Winter Games, with Vernon hosting BC Summer Games later in the same year. No doubt Apex will continue to feed the system with up and coming stars and yet to be discovered Olympians. Michael Yates is the Director of the Dale Charles Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic Physiotherapy group in Penticton. He holds Certificates in Sport Physiotherapy and Athletic Therapy, and has been fortunate to have had extensive international travel with Rugby Canada 7’s teams in the past.

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Area “D” Community Services By Shona Schleppe, Rural Services Manager

Spring is hiding this year! So, thought I would share some exciting HOT topics ... Budget and Bylaws! The Draft RDOS 2018-2022 Five Year Financial Plan received second reading on January 4, 2018. Public information documents were posted on the RDOS website for each Electoral Area to provide residents with information on what the impacts of the budget would be. Memorandums were also sent out to each municipality. The documents requested feedback on the budget to be submitted by February 2, 2018. The Budget received a third reading and was adopted at the RDOS February 15, 2018 Board Meeting. For specific details, visit www.rdosmaps.bc.ca/min_bylaws/contract_reports/Corp Bd/2018/20180215AgendaPackage.pdf. Now, the second topic ... a 101 on the most common Bylaw Enforcements in the RDOS. Zoning Bylaw / Land Use Complaints (Electoral Areas, A, C, D, E, F and H only): All complaints must be in writing and signed. Contact information for the complainant must be provided and is kept confidential to protect the identity of the complainant. There are currently no criteria as to who may lodge a complaint. All zoning bylaws are posted online. Please review the bylaw applicable to your area to become aware of zoning restrictions that apply to your property and those of your neighbours. Please check the RDOS website for zoning bylaws applicable to your area. Untidy and Unsightly Premises Bylaw (Electoral Areas C, D, E, F and G only): It is suggested that you review the standards of “untidy/ unsightly” as set out within the bylaw to determine that the property that you wish to complain about meets these standards. In addition, take a look at surrounding properties in the vicinity prior to lodging your complaint. All complaints must be in writing and filed on the appropriate form, which can be downloaded from the RDOS website. All complainants must be willing to appear as a witness in the event the matter proceeds to enforcement in the courts. Criteria for filing a complaint differ between areas, again please refer to RDOS website for an Electoral Area specific form.

Now, for a dose of fun and excitement, venture up to Apex Mountain Resort - last checked they have an amazing snow base of 294 cm. Mark your calendar ... • Before going to press, “Vertical and Vintages” tickets for March 10 are still available ... presented by Apex Mountain Resort and the Naramata Bench Wineries Association. This Wine Tasting Event will take place in the Gunbarrel Restaurant from 7-9 pm. $55 + fees. Get tickets via Event Bright. • Apex Property Owner’s Association is hosting the AGM on Saturday, March 17 from 3-5 pm in the Apex Mountain Inn. Get involved in your community and join APOA! • Hope you have been training, as the Hoodoo Adventures Elevator Race is March 24. Race from Penticton to Apex Mountain Resort. Solos and teams of 2-7 athletes compete in a 6 leg race ascending 5000′ of elevation in under 60K! To register and for more info, please visit www.hoodooadventures.ca/the-elevator-race/ To reach the Area ‘D’ Rural Services Manager Shona Schleppe, please either call 778-515-5520 or email sschleppe@rdos.bc.ca. To reach the RDOS Area ‘D’ Director Tom Siddon, please either call 250-809-2548 or email tsiddon@rdos.bc.ca.

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APOA Annual General Meeting

Apex Property Owners Association

By The APOA Board

APOA AGM Notice: Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 3 pm in the Apex Mountain Inn games room. Mark your calendars. Hear more about what is happening with forestry, your mountain, and the conservation issues of the Apex recreation area. Your APOA needs YOU!!! We are looking for members to put their names forward to fill the outgoing board positions. Many of our retiring board members have been at it a VERY long time and it’s time to give them a rest. If you think this may be for you and want further info, please email us your contact details and we can chat more about it by phone. If you wish to put your name forward, please email us at apoaexec@gmail.com. This is a great way to keep your community strong and influence the future direction of our recreational area.

The APOA ... The Heart of the Apex Community!

You need to own property to be an APOA member. Love your Apex playground? Want to keep it pristine? Love to use the snowshoe & cross country trails? Like to drive on safe roads to get to Apex? Concerned about the status of logging? Then, the APOA needs YOU!

Many voices make a strong community. Add your voice and become an APOA member.

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THRONE SPEECH AND BUDGET The Throne Speech usually reflects the broad philosophy of the government in statements that are often more wishful thinking than what is realistically possible. The speech tries to appeal to all by referring to what we call “Motherhood” issues with intentions to do good for all. This is the same for all Governments regardless of their Political stripes. The Budget is where the reality of what can and cannot be done starts to be formalized. There is only one source of money for a government - the working public and the corporations that support them through taxes and fees. As we move through the budget process, I will expand on specifics of where spending will occur and how it will be paid for. SPECIAL OLYMPICS We are extremely fortunate to be represented at the National Special Olympics this year by 8 outstanding athletes from the Oliver and Keremeos areas, who qualified at the BC Special Olympics last summer. They are competing in bowling and swimming and I will tell you more about these amazing individuals as we get closer to the Event. FLOODING Our snowpack once again is above normal and we still have a couple of months left for more precipitation. Areas that in previous years were damaged by fire are the most vulnerable for dangerous runoff (Testalinda, for example) and these areas will continue to pose a danger. Replant is an obvious solution, but our normally dry areas like the Okanagan and the Cariboo are slow growing areas and take many years to get back the vegetation lost to fire. The major lakes are already being lowered in anticipation of high waters this spring. I will continue to meet with Highways personnel and the RDOS Emergency Management Team and we will all make every effort to be prepared for this year’s potential high water and runoff. WOW CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF THE WOMENS TRADE SHOW This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Women’s Trade Show. Started 25 years ago by the same group of women, but under the Oliver Soroptimist banner, it has continued with the WOW organization. This Trade Show focuses on promoting women who are business entrepreneurs, whether as a home based business, online, or in a commercial setting. It also serves to showcase not for profits who do great work in our communities, as well as businesses who offer specific help to women starting up their own businesses. Thanks to all the dedicated women who have volunteered with WOW over the years and continue to promote and support a better life for all the women and children in our local communities.

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NEW LEADER AND FOCUS BC politics are always interesting and change is always happening. We, as a Liberal Party, are fortunate to have new leadership with Andrew Wilkinson. The candidates for leadership reflected the positive desire for change that all parties need to do to stay current and relevant to the people of BC that they represent. We are united as a team under Andrew and will work towards a renewed and more positive set of policies moving forward that all British Columbians will be able to relate to. The core of BC Liberal policy has always been and will continue to be a strong economy to create jobs and improve the daily lives of everyone who is fortunate enough to live in this beautiful Province.


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Apex Fire Brigade Update By Gary Vollet, AFBS President AFBS is your “Non Tax Funded” Volunteer Fire Department at Apex, providing 911 Basic Fire Protection for the community. Being non tax funded, AFBS requires funding to pay for 911 dispatch radios, radio license fees, society fees, training, and basic equipment needs. Money raised in the past has been used for the training and equipment AFBS used when: • Fighting the devastating Saddleback Lodge fire - though the Lodge burnt to the ground in -30˚C temperatures, the neighbouring duplex and Sheeprock buildings were saved, and possibly others as well. • An airplane crashed in the village and AFBS was there to prevent a fire and stop fuel contaminants from entering a nearby creek. • Two airlift evacuations: one being a quad accident two summers ago coordinated alongside BC Ambulance, Penticton Search and Rescue, Eclipse Helicopters, BC Air Ambulance and Kelowna Emergency Ward. The other being an upside down vehicle with occupants pinned in the mud. • A fourplex chimney fire. • Several condominium and single family residence chimney fires. One of these turned into a structure fire and AFBS was able to save the home. • Two forest fires, coordinating with BC Wild Fire services at Boot Hill and above Minty’s Ranch. • Two or more non conforming camp fires next to a residence and a condo building. • A state of preparedness during last summer’s Fire Ban. To date, we have received generous donations from long time Apex locals, residents, Gunbarrel Saloon, RDOS and APOA. These donations have enabled us to maintain “basic fire protection” for Apex. To support the community of Apex, we need your support. A “Go Fund Me” app has been set up (http://gf.me/u/ggy56c) to allow for ease of contributing. Our goal is to raise $20,000. These funds will go towards basic equipment and operating costs, as well as allowing us to move forward with the Apex Resort Community. Your contributions and support is what makes Apex a great place. Whether assisting financially with a donation, or keeping your fire hydrant clear of snow, it all helps and is appreciated. Remember, 5 minutes clearing a hydrant is 5 minutes more protecting your property. Thank you to ALL the Apex locals who help and support AFBS.

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A Shift in the Mountains By Lyndie Hill, Hoodoo Adventure Company Believe it or not, the warm weather is on its way. And in Penticton, we are lucky enough to allow our excitement for 2 different mountain sports to heighten simultaneously! March is the time when the gates to Skaha Bluffs open and climbers in the rest of the country, who are still buried in snow, flock to the area to get on the rock. Locals can spend their morning on the slopes and their afternoons in the bluffs, when the rock has had time to warm up. Both sports can require a large amount of physical strength and endurance. And, with the indoor climbing gym now available, there is year round opportunity to keep fit and in top "climbing" shape, without having to rely on just your "ski legs" to carry you through to the next climbing season. For those of you considering climbing as a sport, here are some reasons to take that next step … Rock climbing builds muscle and endurance. Contrary to what many beginners may believe, climbing requires much more than upper-body strength. The success of completing a route relies heavily on a long list of physical factors, including intricate footwork, lower body strength and lean muscle mass. Although not often thought of as a common form of cardio, ascending walls is a sure way to get your heart pumping, similar to the way climbing stairs or jogging does. A one-hour climb session can burn well over 700 calories. Plus, tricky manoeuvres and lengthy reaches often require developing flexibility that wasn't there before. To increase bendability, more and more rock gyms are incorporating yoga studios into their facilities, or in our case at Hoodoo Adventures, Acroyoga, gymnastic rings and personal training. Climbing boosts brain function. Climbing involves problem-solving skills - which explains why bouldering (a type of climbing that is generally done un-roped at lower heights) routes are actually called "problems". But whether athletes are scaling cliffs or conquering long traverses in their local gym, time on the rocks is anything but mindless. The mental side of climbing is often overlooked. Research shows that spending time outside engaging your brain can decrease symptoms of ADHD, improve memory, boost creativity, and even wake your brain up with the same effect as drinking a cup of coffee. Rock climbing reduces stress. Exercise itself has been shown to reduce stress, but climbing itself has an extra trick up its sleeve: Climbers who totally lose themselves in the flow of the activity enter a mindset that can create a sense of euphoria and even block pain, according to Indiana University. And, climbing outdoors could carry extra benefits: Time spent outdoors has been linked with lower stress levels, making a solid argument in favour of outdoor climbing trips. It teaches valuable life skills. For many, rock climbing is about much more than getting a good workout and releasing stress, it is spiritual. Cedar Wright, team climber with The North Face, writer and filmmaker was quoted saying, "From a mental standpoint, climbing is an amazing teacher, instilling focus, balance, determination and a whole … host of valuable life skills". In fact, a small study in the journal “Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly” explored the benefits of indoor rock climbing by children with special needs. The research showed that after six weeks of climbing, the kids' self-efficacy and their belayers' ratings of the children's efficacy improved dramatically. No climber is a stranger to overcoming challenges, and there's a good reason rock climbers appear on all of those motivational posters! So, as the weather warms up and your thoughts start shifting towards spring, you may want to consider a new kind of mountain sport and fitness in your life starting with a visit to your local climbing gym. I can guarantee the passion you will feel from the staff and the climbing community will bring comfort to any nerves that may be holding you back from giving it a shot!


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Finding the Right Fit

By Rhonda Roth, Fitness Trainer & Active Aging Specialist With so many fitness centres available, the biggest challenge may be finding a gym that fits your individual needs. Checking websites and making a phone call is a great way to initially compare, but to really get the feel of that facility, it is most beneficial to drop in for a visit to find out first hand. First impressions are key when choosing a fitness centre. It should be friendly, professional, clean, uncluttered and well maintained. Ask for a tour, meet the staff, talk to existing members and assess what the atmosphere is like. It should have a variety of weight training and cardio equipment and be accessible for both able bodied and those with physical challenges. Each facility has its own “vibe” or “feeling” and often a different set of clientele, depending on the day and time. Every individual has their own set of criteria they look for when selecting a place to work out, so be sure to find one that meets your expectations. Visit at the time that you would normally work out to see how busy it might be. The staff should be welcoming, informative and ask about your fitness goals and needs, and answer any questions or concerns. Brochures and displays with clear pricing, membership promotions and specials, payment options, program and class descriptions, instructor and personal trainer information, and hours of operation should be available and presented upon entering. Be sure to inquire if there are any membership incentives or benefits. Is there free parking, locker or towel service, shower, steam room or sauna options. Is there a membership reward or referral program? Do they put your membership on hold, if you are away, have an illness or injury? Is there a free trial period, consultations or an orientation for new members? Are there a variety of personal trainers available to assess your needs, make recommendations and create an individual training program? Do they offer lifestyle and weight loss programs? Are any classes included with your membership? A lot can be learned from a visit, tour and the welcome that you receive when you first walk in. Most health and fitness centres offer new and exciting classes, programs and membership packages that will suit most needs. There are so many choices, so drop in at find out which facility is the right fit for you.

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Healing From An Injury

By Dr. Deirdre O’Neill, Naturopathic Physician As I write this article, I am sitting on my couch icing my knee. I had a run in with Peashooter last week. All I can think about is when I can get back out and claim that run the next time. I have had some time this week to put into protocols for hastening recovery time. Even though I am repeatedly telling myself patience, it will come. Here are some of my tips all fresh in mind from my personal journey. Shelf the Anti-inflammatories & Pain Medications ~ Let your body do it’s thing. Inflammation brings with it all of the growth factors to heal an injury. You take an Advil or Ibuprofen, you have thwarted that whole healing process. Pain is also there for a reason. So that you don’t do something stupid while there is an injury. The trick though is to let pain guide you, but don’t let the pain get ahead of you. That’s where using pain relievers and ice, not anti-inflammatories, can be helpful especially with more severe injuries. Back to the wound healing process. After any soft tissue injury, the body has specific series of responses, divided into 3 consecutive phases. The acute inflammatory phase. The proliferative or repair phase. And, the tissue remodeling phase. The acute inflammatory phase occurs within minutes of an injury and continues over the next 3 days. If you stop this phase from going through completion by taking anti-inflammatories, your body doesn’t progress naturally into the proliferative and remodeling phases. Plus, Professor James McCormack, from UBC, confirms there is no evidence that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAID) improve the outcome of acute sports injuries. Seek Treatment Early ~ I injured myself on Sunday and was in to see my physiotherapist by Monday. I wanted to know what was going on and to set on the best course of action to get myself better. And, let’s face it, get back on the hill safely as quickly as possible. I can’t quite put myself on a pedestal as I did refuse to seek emergent help beyond the great support from ski patrol. Being on ski patrol, I have seen that it is all too common, to refuse treatment brushing off any level of injury as being fine. Granted, immediately following an injury there is a flood of adrenaline through the system. This adrenalin distorts your perception of what really is going on, allowing you to be in “fight or flight”. Movement ~ With the advice of a physiotherapist, get moving as soon as you can. Guided restoration of mobility can improve blood flow into the area and get waste products out. If exercise is recommended for your injury, get on it. The exercise will reduce muscle weakening or atrophy, improve nerve signaling and reduce joint stiffness. Eat Well ~ Your body is in hyper healing mode. You need to fuel your body with the right foods, to give you the building blocks to heal quickly. I have been loading my smoothies with greens and protein powder noting that my energy needs are up during recovery. Even though I am bound to a bit more television than I am used to, I have been avoiding all the traditional junk snack food, but rather snacking on mixed nuts and avocados. Sugar and processed food are inflammatory and don’t fuel the body’s needs for repair. Focus your nutrition on anabolic support by loading the body with protein from fish, nuts, poultry and protein powders.

Supplement ~ There are a couple of vitamins that come to mind to hasten healing. Vitamin C is top of the list. This vitamin is needed for collagen repair, crucial in the bond formation. It also is a powerful antioxidant taken at doses from 2 to 4 grams per day. Secondly, is Zinc. Zinc is a mineral that is part of numerous enzymatic processes in the body. These enzymes are running on overdrive during tissue regeneration and repair. Recommended doses of Zinc is between 1530mg per day. Proteolytic enzymes, like bromelian, can be used to balance the inflammatory process and break up scar tissue. Curcumin can also be a player here to modulate the inflammatory process and act as a powerful antioxidant to expedite healing. If you got injured this season on the slopes, I hope these steps help you getting back to what you love to do. Malted Maca Smoothie by Dr Heidi Lescanec Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups almond or other nut or seed milk 4 dates, pitted 2 Tbsp almond or other nut or seed butter 2-3 tsp maca powder (to taste) 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp cinnamon 4-6 ice cubes pinch of sea salt optional - 1 Tbsp cocoa powder or cocoa nibs The version without chocolate is my favourite, but the addition of some cocoa nibs or powder makes it more dessert-like with a little cocoa/ caffeine boost. I am sure no one will complain. Instructions: 1) Measure and add nut milk (or blend from nuts you soak the night before). 2) Add the dates, nut/seed butter, maca, vanilla, cinnamon and ice, and blend again until smooth. Yield: 2 servings Optional mix and match toppings: cinnamon, a few sprinkles of ground cocoa powder or nibs, sliced almonds, or cinnamon stick. Dr. Deirdre O’Neill, Naturopathic Physician, has an expertise in Prolotherapy and Platelet Rich Plasma. She practices in Penticton. You can also find her on the hill, as part of the Volunteer Canadian Ski Patrol. References: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3529416/ https://soundcloud.com/bmjpodcasts/mythbuster-on-nsaids-in-sports. www.thischangedmypractice.com/move-an-injury-not-rice http://www.heidilescanec.com/malted-maca-smoothie/

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Putting Your Goals In Sight With Professional Wealth Management

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By Robert McLennan, RBC Investment Advisor As your wealth grows, so too do the complexities associated with wealth. This is often the case for successful business owners, executives, large families and those enjoying or approaching retirement. Your personal and financial goals are the baseline for professional wealth management. You and your advisor should discuss your needs, aspirations, income requirements and more to ensure that your wealth management solutions are tailored to your needs and on track to your goals. Financial Planning: Clarifying your overall financial situation With a professional financial plan, you can address all aspects of your financial affairs, including cash and debt management, tax and risk exposures, investment management, retirement planning and estate planning.

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Creative Wellness Solutions By Dee-anne Jalava, Seniors Wellness Practitioner Massage is one of the oldest forms of health care practices. Massage therapy history dates back thousands of years to ancient cultures that believed in it’s medical benefits. Massage is about relaxing tense muscles, improving the range of motion of joints, stress relief, and enhancing circulation. One of the keys to reaping the numerous benefits of massage is regular treatments.

Retirement Planning: Ensuring your retirement lifestyle Depending on your retirement goals, the right plan may involve more than just maximizing your RRSP or RRIF. This can include Individual Pension Plans (IPPs) and Retirement Compensation Arrangements Diabetes is a common disease in many older people. In Canada, (RCAs), or tax-advantaged investment vehicles such as Tax-Free approximately 20% of adults over 65 years of age have diabetes. Savings Accounts (TFSAs). Massage can be beneficial as it increases circulation, which tends to Taxation: Minimizing your tax exposures encourage cellular intake of glucose and improve insulin utilization. Your tax and legal advisors can help you consider strategies to Diabetic clients can check glucose levels an hour or two after manage or reduce your tax liabilities, and work in collaboration with receiving a massage to witness how their glucose levels have been your investment advisor. These considerations include restructuring altered. It is also very important with diabetes to have good circulation your personal and business assets, income-splitting among family to the extremities. Relaxation, a good night’s sleep, and stress relief are also members and other strategies. very important to a person’s health when Estate Planning: Leaving your affairs neat and tidy dealing with any disease and massage A major focus of wealth management is on protecting your legacy to is an excellent way of achieving this. your family, while making it easier for them to settle your estate. With Massage will also increase mobility and a team of tax, legal, insurance, trust and investment experts, you can enhance tissue elasticity. Both of these have confidence in a coordinated estate plan. will encourage having a more active lifestyle, which will help reduce the Insurance: Protecting everything you’ve built chance of depression associated with Insurance is an indispensable and flexible tool that can help build and this condition. I love working with seniors protect wealth during your lifetime and when your estate is settled. It and going to local retirement residences can help provide financial security for you and your family in case the every week and providing people in unexpected happens, shelter certain investments and estate assets our community the opportunity to help from taxes and sometimes provide tax-free retirement income and manage their good health. tax-free death benefits. Creative Wellness Solutions is available to meet your unique needs as Credit and Lending: Using debt wisely a mobile service providing on-site chair massage in-home, at sports Working with an RBC credit specialist, we assess your credit and events, conferences, or in the workplace. We are also at numerous lending needs to reduce or eliminate unnecessary debt, restructure locations on a weekly basis. We offer three 15-minute routines. your existing debt so that the interest is tax-deductible wherever You can choose from a head and face, upper body, or legs and feet possible and consider the use of “good debt,” such as a spousal loan massage, or any combination. Call Dee-anne at 250-497-5974 for strategy or non-recourse mortgage to potentially reduce taxation. more information or to schedule your appointment. Be sure to check out our website at www.CreativeWellnessSolutions.com and visit our Charitable Giving: Giving back and creating a legacy Facebook page. To help you make the most of your charitable giving, we can help with tax-effective giving strategies, such as donating stocks in-kind and establishing family foundations. Providing a unique combination of Chair Massage & Wellness Coaching If you have not already taken advantage of our extensive wealth Call Dee-anne ~ 250-497-5974 management services, please contact Robert McLennan, Investment www.CreativeWellnessSolutions.com Advisor, today to learn more at robert.mclennan@rbc.com.

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Great Cabin Recipes Chocolate Raspberry Muffins By Dee Martens

The BEST Cabin Muffins ~ These muffins are a great way to put any wilting and/or frozen berries to good use! And, If I am being honest ... they are actually pretty amazing without the berries entirely. Fluffy yet moist, chocolatey yet fresh, these warm, decadent muffins are sure crowd pleasures (and kids love them too!) My favourite part of these muffins are the fact that they are jam-packed full of goodness: raspberries, more raspberries (or other berries), chocolate and more chocolate ... how could you go wrong with that mixture? To begin, preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line muffin tins with muffin cups/liners or grease well with butter or oil. Next, in a large bowl, combine 2 cups of flour, 1 cup of white sugar, ¾ cup of chocolate chips, ½ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon of baking powder and 1 teaspoon of baking soda. Mix dry ingredients well until combined and in a separate bowl, combine 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1 cup of sour cream (or yogurt), ½ cup of milk, and ½ a cup of melted butter until smooth. For this recipe, you will need roughly 1 cup of berries. I choose to fill a measuring cup full, heaping with raspberries, and set aside about a handful for decorating the top. If you are using frozen berries, I recommend putting berries in a zip-lock bag and smashing against the counter to get ‘pieces’ - this really ensures the muffins are infused with flavour. If you are not using frozen berries, roughly chop the berries, so that they are in small pieces and set aside for later. Set aside ¼ cup of chocolate chips with berries for topping the muffins. Make a well in the dry ingredients mixture and poor the wet ingredients into the cleared out section. Take care not to over mix, but to incorporate all of the flour mixture into the batter. Once mixed, fold in chopped berries and distribute evenly into baking dishes. This recipe will make 12 large muffins, if you are looking for smaller ‘bitesized’ muffins, distribute the batter between 18 muffin tins. Locate the remaining handful of berries and chocolate chips and sprinkle on top of the muffins for added flavour and spark! (Just distribute the chocolate chips randomly over the muffin tops and gently press the raspberries into the top - I used 2-3 raspberries per muffin). Bake these muffins for approximately 18 minutes. When pressed down with your finger, they should spring back up to their original form. I recommend enjoying these muffins with Church & State’s Malbec. The combination of the tannins from the wine, the boastful fruitiness and the chocolate from the muffins is a taste you are sure to love. Handyman & Custom Finish Carpentry

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An Apex Glance At Our Night Sky

Do you look up at the night sky and question more than the snow conditions the next day? In this issue, we share another thought provoking article by Ken Tapping, an astronomer with NRC’s Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory in Kaleden.

How Big Can Stars Get? By Ken Tapping, February 20, 2018

Stars come in a wide range of sizes. The smallest star we have found so far is 2MASS J0523-1403, which is 125,000 km in diameter, compared with the Sun’s 1.4 million. The largest “mature adult” star found so far in our galaxy is the Pistol Star, with a diameter of about 400 million kilometres. It has this strange name because it is embedded in a cloud that allegedly looks something like a pistol. There are smaller stellar objects, such as white dwarf stars, about the size of the Earth, neutron stars a few kilometres in diameter, and stellar black holes, which are smaller still. However, all these are remnants of dead stars. The largest stars are the red giants and supergiants, such as UY Scuti, which is 2.5 billion kilometres in diameter. Red giants easily visible to the unaided eye include Betelgeux, Aldebaran and Antares. Stars form from the collapse of clouds of cosmic gas and dust. The impact of the material on the growing lump makes it hot, and its increasing mass drives up the pressure in the core. If the lump collects enough material, the compression and temperature become high enough for nuclear fusion to start, and we have a star. Smaller lumps become planets, gradually cooling off. There is also a limit to how big a star can be. This is set mainly by “radiation pressure”. If someone throws a ball and you catch it, you feel the force of the impact pushing at your hand. Electromagnetic waves, such as light, infrared radiation and radio waves come in little packets called photons. If one of these hits something, the impact creates a momentary force. When a continuous stream of them hits a surface, they generate a pressure - radiation pressure. The pressure of sunlight hitting the Earth is tiny. However, it is still enough to harness. Research spacecraft with huge sails have used this force for propulsion. Inside a star, where colossal amounts of energy are being produced, mainly in the form of light and infrared, radiation pressure is strong enough to affect a star’s structure. For a star to be stable, three forces need to be in balance: gravity pulling inwards, plus gas pressure and radiation pressure pushing outwards. For dwarf stars like the Sun this is not a problem, but as stars get more massive, the energy output and therefore the radiation pressure rise rapidly. Doubling the mass of a star can increase its energy output by a factor of sixteen. The Pistol Star has about 28 times the Sun’s mass, and produces about a million times more energy. As the mass increases, the radiation pressure pushing outwards grows faster than the gravitational force holding the star together. Eventually, the star swells up and its outer parts get pushed off into space. This sets the upper size limit; stars bigger than this cannot hold together. Over the life of a star, the waste products from the fusion reactions making it shine accumulate in its core. Energy production then takes place in a shell surrounding the waste material, like a fire burning above a thick layer of hot ash. The energy output goes up hugely. With more energy being produced, and closer to the surface, the radiation pressure increases. The outer parts of the star are pushed outward, and the star swells into a red giant. Really big red giants are scarcely able to hold together, with radiation pressure pushing their outer layers into space as a “super solar wind”. Stars in this phase of their lives may vary wildly in brightness, sneeze off their material and then collapse and explode, briefly outshining all the billions of other stars in their galaxy put together. Next New Moon ~ March 17th. Next Full Moon ~ March 31st.


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Another Rockin’ Locals Party

By Julia Valenti Open Mic Recap from February Locals Night ~ Six acts played and sang at Kamakura on Friday, February 23rd at the Locals Open Mic Night. This was a perfect number of acts that allowed an exact start at 7:30 pm and exact finish at 10 pm, with each act getting 2 sets of 2 songs each. Locals who performed were David, Kamakura bartender; Matt, snowboard instructor; Scott McDonald, lift maintenance mechanic; Bill Lyle, Bill Souch and Stu McLeod, as Billy and the Stubby Peckers (has something to do with birds!); Julia and Rick Valenti, accompanied by Dillys Richardson and Fred Smith; and Judy Ford. A varied array of genres were covered - pop, rock, blues, and singer/songwriter, mostly presented on guitar, but there was some drumming, percussion and sax playing, plus dual and triple vocals. The not-quite-full-house audience was having a great time listening, singing, dancing, chatting and catching some Olympic competitions on the TV screens. As usual, the serving and kitchen staff did a terrific job keeping everyone wonderfully fed and provided with bevies. All in all, a successful evening of music by locals, for locals. Much appreciation to those that performed and those that were there to support the acts. Last Locals Night of the Season is March 23rd ~ Yep, we are that close to the end of the ski season! And, to secure the season in the collective unconscious of the Apex hillbillies, there will be one last boisterous Locals Night at Kamakura on Friday, March 23rd. The trio Garage Groov, who played the first Locals Night in January, will be back to provide baby boomer favourites, as well as obscure tunes culled from the musical vaults of time. No colouring contest for this event, but there WILL be audience participation in the form of a writing exercise with out loud reading of the written words. Music Trivia with prizes will again be attempted, but in order to play, the audience has to calm down and listen, something that was pretty much impossible to achieve in January. It is going out on a limb to try a writing exercise with this bunch, but it must be tried! The band sees many of the same faces, and the bodies attached to them, when they play gigs and are very touched by the loyalty of its followers. They question, “geez, are we THAT good?” Nah, not really, but the tunes are THAT good, the friendships of all involved are THAT good, and that makes for a good-time-was-had-by–all evening. The band is working on some new tunes for your listening, singing and dancing pleasure. 3 sets of music will be presented at 7, 8 and 9 and it is anticipated to be a wild and crazy evening of Apexers doing what they do best ... besides sliding, riding and shoeing around in the alpine ... Creating a party! It could be another full house, so make your reservations now by calling 250.462.3623.

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South Okanagan Similkameen Volunteer Centre Be A Part Of Something Bigger Volunteering not only helps others, it also builds community while contributing to the healthy lifestyle of a volunteer. Volunteering as part of a team further increases a one’s sense of contribution, because teams can have a greater impact. On March 10, visit the SOS Volunteer Centre Display at the Okanagan Healthy Living Fair to learn more on how your health is enhanced by helping others. On March 28, from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, everyone is welcome to join “Team Volunteer” project where volunteers meet first, share volunteer experiences, and discuss new opportunities. Light lunch provided. RSVP by March 23rd to the SOS Volunteer Centre. Register as a volunteer to receive updates and learn more about the following positions at www.volunteercentre.info by searching under “Browse Opportunities”: • Cherry Park Retirement Residence located at 317 Winnipeg Street in Penticton is seeking volunteers. Volunteers help out with reading one on one, assisting with art classes, and helping on bus trips. Summer projects for youth volunteers are available. • Habitat for Humanity Okanagan is opening a ReStore in Penticton and are accepting new volunteer applications for numerous positions, such as Customer Service, Handyman, Price Researcher and Warehouse Receiver. Training is provided. • Okanagan College is actively seeking individuals to become Adult Literacy Tutors! Training is provided. • The Older Adults Sharing Information on Substance use (OASIS) program at Pathways Addictions Resource Centre is looking for Peer Volunteers. Friendly, outgoing adults (50+) interested in healthy lifestyle issues are welcome. Training is provided. • The South Okanagan Performing Arts Centre Society is looking for Board members with interests in helping out with communications and fundraising. • The Multiple Sclerosis Society has 3 committee positions open for the May 27th MS Walk. Gain valuable experience, contribute your talents for a worthwhile cause, and automatically receive an extra helping of good Karma. Training is provided. The SOS Volunteer Centre connects residents with meaningful volunteer work. For more information or to meet with a staff member, email info@volunteercentre.info or call 1-888-576-5661.


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Is Stand-Up Comedy an Art Form?

Well, according to the Canadian Council for the Arts, they would say “no”. What do you think? Have you ever enjoyed a comedy show? Perhaps you know of a young emerging comedian, maybe even one who recently performed at Apex. If you would like to see Stand-up Comedy in Canada developed and supported by the Canadian Council for the Arts, then consider signing the E-petition as noted below. E-1512 (Funding Aid) Petition to the Government of Canada. Whereas: • The Canada Council for the Arts does not recognize stand-up comedy as an artistic activity or artistic discipline, excluding stand-up comedians from arts funding; • The Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council, Prince Edward Island Council of the Arts, Arts Nova Scotia, New Brunswick Arts Board, Quebec Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, Manitoba Arts Council, Saskatchewan Arts Board, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, British Columbia Arts Council, NWT Arts Council, Yukon Arts Advisory Council, and the Arts Development Program in Nunavut do not consider stand-up comedy an art form; • The Canada Council for the Arts funds comedy only if you define yourself as a theatre artist, yet stand-up comedy is one of the most immediate forms of artistic theatre; • Stand-up comedians in Canada have no access to public arts funding to tour, develop their craft, create material, produce albums, and reach new audiences; • Stand-up comedians in Canada have the same right as other artists to receive arts funding, as they relay through their artistic expression truthful, real, and lived experiences of Canadian life and Canadian identity across all cultural, gender, sexual orientation, and socio-economic lines; • Canadian stand-up comedians, acclaimed throughout the world, represent one of Canada’s greatest intellectual and creative resources; yet are granted no arts funding and limited opportunities for career advancement, which contributes to comedians leaving Canada in search of work; and • With proper recognition, Canadian stand-up comedians can truly thrive, creating significant cultural and economic benefits across the country. We, the undersigned, residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to designate stand-up comedy an art form and support Canadian comedians through arts funding. To sign this E-petition and help support Canadian comedians, visit https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1512. As of March 6, 2018, there were 2069 signatures. This E-petition is open for signatures until June 26, 2018.

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Tunes to Turn to ... Jay’s Pick This Issue: Artist: Sabo and Zeb Song: “Con Chill” Album: Best Funk Grooves (When funk meets house music) After all the snow we have been getting, the riding at Apex this year is one for the record books. Like me, I’m sure that your legs are getting a good work out to keep up with all this fresh powder. Remember to “chill” for a bit, because if you push it too far, that is when an injury can happen. So, relax those legs for the next pow day, because I am positive that there will many more before the season is over. Ski you out there! Jay is a life-long skier, who has skied this great country from coast to coast. Join him this season in “Tunes To Turn To” with whatever he finds to share. YouTube his tunes and join in the fun.

Attention Dancers - Join The Excitement

Learn to dance Swing, Latin, Country and Ballroom. There is a boom of new dancers already learning in the South Okanagan. Brian Udal is currently drawing students from Peachland, Summerland, Penticton and Okanagan Falls to burn up the dance floor. Brian Udal and Natalie Dunser of Brian’s Dance Class are new to the Okanagan and excited to offer professional dance lessons to the surrounding community. The next season of Dance lessons commence in Penticton April 12 and Summerland April 13. Beginner and Intermediate lessons will be offered. Brian Udal is a Dance Vision International Dance Association (DVIDA) Certified instructor who began teaching in 2004 in White Rock/South Surrey. He has taught thousands of students how to be comfortable on the dance floor. With only 8 weeks of lessons, you can strut your stuff at parties, cruises, weddings or just have fun twirling around the kitchen. Brian’s Dance Class offers Wedding Lessons for the new couple that have a goal to look their best in only 5 private lessons. You will learn an amalgamation of patterns for a choreographed routine that will provide you with the confidence to set the stage with memories that continue to give back long after the honeymoon. Private lessons are also available for the beginner or advanced who wish to refine their dance skills. Need a place to dance? There are monthly dance parties at the Anglican Church Hall in Summerland. Our Grand Opening Party was a huge success and well attended. The next dance party is March 24 & April 21. Dancers from around the Okanagan will have a target dance to express their dance skills, meet fellow dancers and get healthy exercise for their bodies, minds and hearts. To register, call Brian on the phone with your Credit Card number at 778.516.7272 or email Brian for detailed information at brians.dance. class@gmail.com Be the first to sign up and join the Ballroom movement right here right now ... Get Ready, Get Set, Get Dancing!

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