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School superintendent Anne Cooper to retire ALEX COOPER email@example.com
Anne Cooper has announced she will be retiring as superintendent of the Revelstoke School District, but not until she sees the new schools project to completion next year. The school district announced Thursday morning that Cooper would be retiring as of June 30, 2013. “I really thought long and hard over Christmas that I needed to bring closure to a plan for myself,” she told the Times Review. “I love this job and I’ve had such a wonderful 13 years to date and another year and a bit to wrap up things.” Cooper’s announcement is not unexpected and she has hinted at her intentions for some time, however she only made if official recently, informing the Revelstoke Board of Education of her plans two weeks ago. Mike Hooker, the principal of Revelstoke Secondary School, will be her replacement, the board
Revelstoke School District superintendent Anne Cooper delivers a speech in November at the official opening ceremony for the new Revelstoke Secondary School, a key accomplishment during her time in the position. Current RSS principal Mike Hooker (left) will replace Cooper. Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Times Review
announced. Alan Chell, Chair of the Revelstoke Board of Education, expressed gratitude for Cooper’s work as superintendent. “Anne’s done an incredible job for this district,” he said. “I would regard her as probably the finest superintendent in the province and we’ve been really fortunate to have her. I just think the world of her.” Hooker has spent the past 15 years in the district as principal of Arrow Heights Elementary and Revelstoke Secondary School. “I have no doubt whatsoever that Mike would be an excellent superintendent,” said Chell. “I have no doubt in my mind if we didn’t hire Mike as a superintendent, he would definitely have other districts looking to hire him.” Chell said that Hooker was in the board’s sights as a replacement for some time but they still asked him to make a presentation before them to make sure he was the right person to take over. “We met and had a good, good session last week and after the ses-
sion we all came to the conclusion that he was the right guy to bring us forward,” said Chell. Hooker said he will be sad to see Cooper retire but is also excited about his promotion. “I’ve been really excited to work with her and a large part of staying here and sticking with a career here has to do with her and the way the district was being run and the quality that was here,” he said. “It’s interesting to consider that work because leaving the school will be hard for me. My life has been the kids and the staff and this job will obviously change that focus a little bit. “Well, maybe not change the focus, but change the day-to-day.” Hooker will leave his post as principal of RSS at the end of this school year and the search for a replacement is underway. Chell said the position would be advertised externally. A plan is being put in place for next year to ensure a smooth transition in leadership. Chell said Cooper, page 3
Canadian Avalanche Centre explores Revelstoke ‘excellence centre’ ALEX COOPER firstname.lastname@example.org
The Canadian Avalanche Centre is looking at establishing a Centre of Excellence in Avalanche Safety and Education that would be based in Revelstoke. “What’s happened is over the last couple of years the operations of the avalanche centre have really matured and they’ve grown explosively, primarily because of need,” said Ian Tomm, the executive director of the CAC. “We simply don’t have enough room for people any more. As well as we’re starting to get more and more walk-in traffic and more opportunities to bring people into the office.” The CAC announced Wednesday
that it is looking for a business consultant to conduct a feasibility study for the centre of excellence. According to the request for proposal (RFP), the role of the consultant would be to identify potential activities to be undertaken in the centre, identify potential partners and their roles, look at facilities, identify funding sources and revenue streams, review the operations of other similar centres; and prepare a business plan for the first five-year period of the centre. As envisioned by Tomm, the centre of excellence would provide more space for the CAC to run it’s existing avalanche forecasting programs, provide room for researchers, classroom space to run avalanche education programs; and possibly
host a national avalanche archives. In recent years the CAC has expanded its forecasting operations and it expects to continue to improve in that area, with forecasts coming more frequently and in more regions – including the Yukon, Newfoundland and Quebec, said Tomm. He also said the CAC was working on its snowmobile outreach programs. The centre of excellence is a collaboration between the CAC, City of Revelstoke and Columbia Basin Trust. “I’d be really enthused about it. I think it would be an excellent step forward and a real kudos to both the avalanche centre and to the city to be able to attract an institution of that nature,” said Mayor David Raven. “It recognizes a long history
and some real international expertise that the avalanche centre, Parks Canada and lots of others have developed here over the years.” He said the city’s contribution was not financial but through inkind work done by Alan Mason, the city’s director of economic development. According to the RFP, the centre will support established relationships with researchers at the University of British Columbia and University of Calgary. The centre will serve as a “central point for a wide range of researchers and encouraging knowledge transfer.” “We see our involvement with avalanche research expanding into the future and Revelstoke is a natural place for a lot of that research to
be co-ordinated from in terms of the field research,” said Tomm. Lynda Lafleur, a community liaison with CBT, said the organization was providing $20,000 in funding for the study. “It’s really wonderful that there is an agency like this with national status within our Columbia Basin,” she said. “We’re pleased to be able to support them looking at how to deal with their future growth issues.” Tomm said the CAC is hoping to have a draft document for the centre of excellence brought to its annual general meeting in early May and a plan finalized for the end of May. After that, the CAC would seek out funding for the centre.
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A Nakusp man is dead following a logging incident south of Revelstoke Tuesday morning. RCMP was notified of the incident on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at around 11:30 a.m., Sgt. Kim Hall of the Revelstoke RCMP said.
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Heli-skier injured in avalanche
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A 33-year-old skier from Sweden suffered back injuries after he was buried in an avalanche on Sunday afternoon while on a heli-skiing excursion with Eagle Pass Heliskiing. The incident occurred sometime before 2:20 Paramedics and RCMP assist guides while transferring the injured man to p.m. on Feb. 26. Revelstoke RCMP spokes- an awaiting ambulance on Sunday. Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Times Review person Staff Sgt. Jacquie Olsen said the incident occurred in the portance of travelling in a group in the alpine, treeline and below ‘Cranberry Zone’ area south of and ensuring that you have “ap- treeline. Revelstoke. propriate emergency equipment The Revelstoke-based CanaThe slide buried the man. The and know how to use it.” dian Avalanche Centre had isremaining three members of his At about 3:30 p.m. Sunday a sued a special avalanche warning group were able to locate the bur- helicopter landed at the Revel- for the region over weekend. The ied man using a beacon search stoke Airport carrying an injured special warnings are designed as and dig him out. person. Staff from an awaiting a broad public notification tool. He was first transferred to BCAS ambulance assisted guides Those with advanced avalanche Revelstoke Airport and eventual- in removing a patient from the training can make more advanced ly flown to Royal Inland Hospital helicopter. decisions about specific local in Kamloops. His current condiAt the time of the incident, the conditions. Heli-skiing guiding tion is unknown. avalanche danger rating in the companies often continue operIn a statement, Olsen remind- North Columbia – Monashees ating through the warnings, opted backcountry users of the im- and Selkirks was ‘considerable’ ing for less dangerous slopes.
Cooper to continue until schools project complete from page 1 that Cooper and Hooker would work together in the fall, with Cooper acting as a mentor. Hooker will assume the superintendent’s position in January 2013 and Cooper would spend the second half of the year wrapping up her work. Cooper started her career in 1978 as a teacher in a twoteacher school in Conklin, a tiny hamlet in northern Alberta. She came to Revelstoke in 1999 after 10 years in Fort Nelson. “You know it’s time to retire when the first crop of kids you taught have grandchildren,” she joked. Cooper’s term as superintendent has been highly eventful
and successful. She has overseen improvements in early learning, literacy and graduation rates; as well as the establishment of the province’s first Strong Start centre and Neighbourhood Learning Centre. She credited the collaboration of staff and other outside groups with the districts success. “I think we believe in the school district that our schools have a place for everyone and I think that that’s kind of the key,” she said. “When I look at very few kids that aren’t able to graduate, the very few kids that we know are struggling - it’s because we’re continually saying school can be a success for everyone and all the adults are going to work towards that goal.”
Notably, she has overseen the construction of two new schools – the new high school that opened in October and the new elementary school, which is scheduled to open in time for the next school year. She said her goal was to see the new schools to completion before retiring. As Cooper pointed out, the 2011 graduating class was in kindergarten when she started. The 2012 graduating class will be the first cohort that started kindergarten while she was superintendent. “Very few superintendents have the luxury of staying somewhere long enough where they see two or three complete cohorts go through the system so that’s been a real thrill too,” she
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Revelstoke mulls bid for Canadian Ski Hall of Fame and Museum Revelstoke city council will decide whether to approve a bid to host the Canadian Ski Hall of Fame and Museum at their Feb. 28 meeting. Currently, the museum is located in Ottawa, but it has ceased to operate, and the museum is looking for a new home. The Canadian Ski Hall of Fame is looking for expressions of interest for their new home. Revelstoke economic development director Alan Mason is proposing submitting a package, with the proposed location being the Century Vallen building, the former storefront next to the Revelstoke fire hall. The property is owned by the City of Revelstoke. The city also recently purchased the residential property next to the Century Vallen building. At this point there is no financial implications for the bid, Mason said in a report to council – he’s just looking for support. If museum officials consider locating the museum here, Mason said there is a business plan developed that would allow for no net cost to the city.
BC Hydro caribou initiative for Hwy. 23N BC Hydro has installed four LED-powered road signs on Highway 23 North between Revelstoke and Mica in an effort to prevent collisions between vehicles and mountain caribou. “[The] solar-powered flashing lights that will be turned on during the spring and fall caribou migration periods to alert drivers,” said BC Hydro spokesperson Jennifer Walker-Larsen. “The caribou signs will stay in place after construction of the Mica Projects to provide ongoing benefits to mountain caribou, a threatened species in B.C.”
Revelstoke Teachers’ Association calls for mediation The Revelstoke Teachers’ Association (RTA) on Friday called for mediation in their ongoing contract dispute with the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) and the province. The RTA issued a media release a day after Education Minister George Abbott said he would begin the process to bring about an end to year-long teachers contract negotiations. “Mediation would be a fair way to resolve the current dispute between the BCTF and BCPSEA,” says RTA President, Jennifer Wolney. The RTA called upon the province not to impose a contract through negotiation. “The BCTF is urging BCPSEA to accept the offer to mediate the dispute and the RTA has requested in writing that the Board of Education Trustees for Revelstoke support this action,” the RTA said in a media release. “If the provincial really wants to show respect for teachers then it needs to be willing to come to a negotiated fair and reasonable contract with the teachers of BC,” said RTA president Jennifer Wolney. “ Minister Abbot has repeatedly suggested that legislation would be used to impose and agreement and it seems that from the beginning the government has had no intention of respectfully bargaining a collective agreement with teachers.”
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The 2011 Heritage Home Awards were presented at the Revelstoke Museum and Archives this past Saturday. A total of four awards in three categories were presented by Mike Dragini, chair of the Community Heritage Commission. According to the City of Revelstoke website the responsibility of the Revelstoke Heritage Commission “is to advise City Council on those matters relating to the preservation and promotion of the built environment as well as the natural and cultural heritage of the community.” In the Residential Renovation category awards were given to Chris Johnston for work
done at 102 3rd Street East and to Paul and Eileen Sutherland for renovations at 917 2nd Street West. Accepting the award on behalf of the Sutherlands, who were out of town, was their tenant Rachel Kenward. “It’s a fun thing to do,” Johnston said of the renovation project. “It was just a matter of putting things back the way it was 100 years ago. It was a pleasure doing it.” The award for Residential Detail went to David and Leslie Savage for the work done at 111-5th Street East. Leslie was present to accept the award. Finally, the award for Residential Infill was presented to Lara Stovel for development at 404 Connaught Avenue. “This award is to encourage
people to add structures that compliment existing structures in town,” said Dragini. Stovel said both her family and the city had been particularly helpful as she underwent the project. “I really found the city planning office to be helpful,” she said. “They helped me throughout the process. Revelstoke Mayor Dave Raven was also present for the short awards ceremony. “It’s a big commitment for our community,” Raven said of the commitment to preserving heritage buildings. “It’s a big commitment from each of you.” The Heritage Awards were part of the BC Heritage Week events being held at the Revelstoke Museum.
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Railroaders reflect on their colourful careers
Revelstoke Railway Museum event features firsthand stories from our railway history Jack. “There was the Regent Hotel, the Revelstoke Hotel, the King Eddy, the YMCA ... it was big. The firemen would come from out of town and stay at the YMCA. I’d have to call these people different places, they’d disappear. They’d allow me to go everywhere, I wasn’t even of age.” Jack recalls one particular individual from Golden who would often “come up fighting.” “Three times I went flying out into the hall,” Carten said. “The fourth time it didn’t happen again. I went in and hit him with a pillow.”
From left: Railroaders Les Handley (f), Warren Watson, Dennis Holdener and Jack Carten shared their stories as part of the Revelstoke Railway Museum presentation Railway Reflections: “And We Were Lucky!” The event was held at the museum on Saturday, February 25 as part of BC Heritage Week. Melissa Jameson/Special to the Revelstoke Times MELISSA JAMESON Special to the Revelstoke Times Review
Bending the rules, close calls, late night runs, stories of frozen cats, Greenpeace protests, bomb threats and skiing across town to call out the crew. Those were some of the tales enjoyed by an audience at the Revelstoke Railway Museum this weekend as retired railroaders
gathered to share episodes from their colourful railway past. Former Railroaders Jack Carten, Warren Watson, Dennis Holdener and Les Handley shared their stories as part of the Railway Reflections: “And We Were Lucky” on Saturday. The entertaining event was held in conjunction with B.C. Heritage Week. Here, the men share the experience which stands
out most for them:
JACK CARTEN Jack spent almost 43 years working for CP Rail. He started as a call boy in 1943. His last trip was in September 1985. His family is from New Brunswick, but Jack was born in Revelstoke. “I was a call boy in 1943 I was working the midnight shift,” said
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Warren is a third generation railroader. Both his father and grandfather worked for the railway. “As a conductor you get called to spend a lot of time on the railways,” Watson said. “A few years back we got called to Golden for a GPS balance. We figured we were getting called to some stupid job.” Warren explained that in the past balancing had been done by men running alongside the trains with crowbars. For this to happen the train had to slow down to between two and four miles per hour. For the GPS ballast to work the train needed to pick up speed to 20 miles per hour. To the men’s doubt and amazement, the GPS ballast worked. “We kind of had to eat a bit of crow on that one,” said Warren.
Dennis got his start working as a crew clerk in 1962. A true Revelstokian, Dennis was born at Queen Victoria Hospital. “It was the winter of 1971 or ‘72, about December 15th. We were called to go east,” begins one of Holdener’s tales. “We got to Albert Canyon ... it took us 12 or 13 hours to get to the west switch at Albert Canyon, we had dug out every switch. The next day coming west I remember as we come up the hill when we got to Stoney Creek we got stuck behind another westbound. We were there for a day and a half because a slide at Connaught had come down. At Stoney Creek we had a lot of time. About 12 hours in we started to look at the food and the cigarettes -- every one smoked in those days -- we divvied up the cigarettes, I think we got 16 apiece. There was so much snow you could jump off the box cars and go down eight feet.”
LES HANDLEY Les spent 40 years as a railroader. He now works shifts on the No. 5468 locomotive as a volunteer at the Revelstoke Railway Museum. “I was chosen as a fireman on the Governer General’s train that went from Sicamous to Kelowna and back. That was Vincent Massey (Governor General) in about 1950 or so.” *** Railway Reflections: “And We Were Lucky” was presented as part of the BC Heritage Week.
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This week’s topic is Camborne: Pioneer Mining Community. Hosted by Cathy English, curator at the Revelstoke Museum & Archives. 12:15-12:45 p.m. Coffee and cookies provided. $5. DJ HONEYCUT CO-OP spins music at the Traverse Social Club. 9 p.m.
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LADIES SNOWMOBILE RIDE Lots of fun and activities planned. Put on by the Revelstoke Snowmobile Club. Contact Kathy Burke at 250837-2595 for more information. LIVE MUSIC BY RON On piano by request at Benoit’s Wine Bar. 9 p.m. REDFISH Vernon-based alternative rockers take listeners on a retro-current journey through various styles, genres and eras with complex textures and visual melodies. Live at the Last Drop. 9 p.m.
SUNDAY, MARCH 4 WORLD DAY OF PRAYER At St. Francis of Assisi Church. 2 p.m.
STEVE GATES BAND Halifax singer-songwriter touring in support of Hello Jesus EP. Live at the Last Drop. 9 p.m.
for low income singles and families. At the community centre. 7-9 p.m. PUNK ROCK BINGO Good music, roller derby girls on roller skates, great refreshments and cool prize giveaways. A fundraiser for Revelstoke Roller Derby. At the Big Eddy Pub. 8 p.m. DEVON COYOTE Acoustic rock. Live at the Last Drop. 9 p.m.
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JAM NIGHT Come play music with others. At Benoit’s Wine Bar. 9 p.m. VIOLIN VS. VINYL Kytami with DJ Phonograph. Live at the River City Pub. 9 p.m. DJ RSK spins nu disco, electro house and breakbeat. Live at the Last Drop. 9 p.m.
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Saturday, March 3
MEN’S 60TH ANNIVERSARY CASHSPIEL Men’s curling tournament at the curling club. Call the club at 250-837-4356 for more information.
COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX PROGRAM Free help with income tax for low income singles and families. At the community centre. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. DJ WAKCUTT spins music at the Traverse Social Club. 9 p.m.
THURSDAY, MARCH 8 for low income singles and families. At the community centre. 7-9 p.m. SAMANTHA SAVAGE SMITH Singersongwriter with a beautiful voice. Live at the Big Eddy Pub. Part of the StokeFM Frostbite series. 8 p.m. $10 or by donation. CORNSHED A blend of East Coast, folk, and bluegrass with the tempo and driving force of a punk band. Live at the Last Drop. 9 p.m.
FRIDAY, MARCH 9
CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP With community care social worker Tuulikki Tennant. At the community centre. 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Call 250-837-2131, ext. 204, for more information. CURLING DROP IN night at the Revelstoke Curling Club. A good opportunity for beginners to give curling a try.
SATURDAY, MARCH 10 MINOR BALL REGISTRATION DAY for boys and girls age 4–14 at the Revelstoke Community Centre from noon to 5 p.m. BEACH PARTY hosted by Team Gloria at the Revelstoke Community Centre. Costume contest, leis, food. No minors. Alcohol served – no minors. $15. 9 p.m. DJ BRYX Spins music at the River City Pub. 9 p.m. SIDNEY YORK Bubbly, clap-and-whistlealong pop with sweet and sexy vocal harmonies. With The Fortunate Isles and Violent Kin. Live at the Last Drop. 9 p.m.
SUNDAY, MARCH 11 DJ BIG E at The Cabin for Industry Night. 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
TUESDAY, MARCH 13 TIM HARRISON Live at the Minto Manor. $15. Call 250-837-9337 or e-mail mintomanorb&b@ telus.net for tickets.
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BROWN BAG LUNCH HISTORY TALK This week’s topic is Water, Power, Light & Telephone. Hosted by Cathy English, curator at the Revelstoke Museum & Archives. 12:15-12:45 p.m. Coffee and cookies provided. $5.
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Ladies Ride an eye opener for mountain sled skills Revelstoke Snowmobile Club event this weekend will bring together women riders from Revelstoke and beyond, and highlight the growing number of women participating in the sport ALEX COOPER email@example.com
When Kathy Burke brought her Polaris pro-RMK (Rocky Mountain King) in for detailing recently she asked, “Why are there no queens? Why is it always kings?” When she got it back she had a nice surprise, the ‘K’ was replaced with a ‘Q’, making it the Rocky Mountain Queen. Burke is the vice-president of the Revelstoke Snowmobile Club and the organizer of this Saturday’s Ladies Ride on Boulder Mountain. She was the first female President of the snowmobile club in more than 40 years of its existence and is a fixture of the Boulder Mountain parking lot - helping park cars every winter. “Every winter, I’m pretty well a landmark,” she told me over coffee at Tim Horton’s last week. “I enjoy it, I meet people from all over the world who come here to snowmobile.” Burke has been an active member of the Revelstoke snowmobiling scene almost since she moved here with her husband Scott and two sons 13 years ago. Before moving here they lived in Nanaimo where Scott worked for the railway. He and the boys had taken up snowmobiling and when he had the option of transferring anywhere in British Columbia, the family chose Revelstoke. “We heard this was the mecca, so we thought why not?” Burke said. “It was a nice place to raise your family and not a big city.” Her first winter here she stayed at home while the boys went out riding. By the time her second winter rolled around, she figured she must be missing out on something, so one day she went out for a ride on Boulder Mountain. It was a lot of fun, she said. “You make some really good friends between 5 and 8,000 feet.” “Now I think I’m the worst one of them all,” she jokes about the hours she spends sledding. A few years later she joined the snowmobile club, started attending meetings and got involved helping with different events. Burke’s favourite part about riding is the people she meets, she said. As she mentioned twice, “You make some really good friends between 5 and 8,000 feet.” The Revelstoke Snowmobile Club has more than 700 members this year making it the biggest in the province but Burke estimates that only about 50 of them are women. Still, she says more and more women are getting involved in the sport every year. The idea for a ladies ride in Revelstoke came about after her and Angela Threatful, the president of the Snowmobile Revel-
ROCKY MOUNTAIN QUEEN: Ladies Ride organizer and vice-president of the Revelstoke Snowmobile Club Kathy Burke shows off her custom graphic on her Polaris ‘RMQ’ Rocky Mountain ‘Queen’ sled. Alex Cooper/Revelstoke
stoke Society, attended one at Hunters Range near Enderby, B.C. The first ride was held two years ago. Thirty women came out and she said it was an “eye-opener” to see the calibre of riders that attended. This year, the third for the ride, she is expecting 60 women to come out. The day begins at the Boulder Mountain parking lot, where the group goes for a ride together. They will then be split into groups based on ability levels, before meeting up again later for lunch. They’ll go for another ride in the afternoon before meeting up again for dinner at the Hillcrest. The dinner serves as a fundraiser for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. There will be two film crews on hand and several photographers. Of the sixty women expected to come out, few are local, said Burke. She hopes more will this year. “It can be a good experience to see how other women
are riding to help build up their confidence level,” she said. “They can see what other women are doing to their machines, modifications for them to make it better to ride in the mountains. It’s not the same as trail riding. Meeting other women involved in the sport, “It’s a big confidence builder for us all.” I asked Burke if she felt intimidated her first time out, especially in such a male-dominated sport. She replied, saying she was out with good people that coached her and cheered her on. “Even if they did just bring me along for entertainment,” she laughed. It took her a few years to feel comfortable with mountain riding and she is hoping to get more women out. The Revelstoke Ladies Ride takes place on Saturday, Mar. 3. It starts at 8:30 a.m. at the Boulder Mountain Parking Lot. For more information contact Kathy Burke at 250-200-0165 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MLA Macdonald encourages Order of British Columbia nominations Editor, The Order of British Columbia offers British Columbians a golden opportunity to take part in the public recognition of individuals who demonstrate outstanding achievement, excellence and distinction in their particular fields of endeavour. Nominations are now being received for the 2012 Order of British Columbia. If you know anyone in this community who has truly led by example, I encourage you to nominate them for the Order of British Columbia. The deadline for nominations is 5 PM on March 12, 2012. An independent Advisory Council, chaired by the Chief Justice of British Columbia, will consider nominations. Since 1990, 317 British Columbians from all walks of life and many regions of the province
LE T T ERS have received the Order of British Columbia, the Province’s highest award. Nomination forms are available from the Honours and Awards Secretariat in Victoria (250 356 1105), the Order of BC website at www. orderofbc.gov.bc.ca, or your nearest Government Agent. Here is your opportunity to participate in the appointment of deserving British Columbians to the Order of British Columbia. Norm Macdonald MLA Columbia River - Revelstoke
Volpatti family thankful for warm
welcome Thank you Revelstoke for the wonderful welcome to our own ‘hometown hero’ Aaron Volpatti of the Vancouver Canucks. He was very happy to be back to salute all the kids involved in minor hockey. Many thanks to Dennis Berarducci of the History of Hockey and all of the corporate sponsors who helped organize this function at the Revelstoke Forum on Saturday. Aaron is truly thankful to have the opportunity to return to visit with friends and family and let everyone know he is proud to be from Revelstoke, B.C.! Grampa Garth on behalf of The Volpatti Family, Revelstoke
Vancouver Canuck Aaron Volpatti signs a T-shirt for Conner Templeton at the Revelstoke Forum on Saturday. Staci Thur/Special to the Revelstoke Times Review
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Telemark racer Shane Landreville heads to World Cup races in France and Spain Camaraderie high in small but competitive ﬁeld of World Cup telemark racing ALEX COOPER email@example.com
Shane Landreville was the only Canadian at a recent World Cup Telemark race in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. While an ankle injury incurred during training several weeks ago prevented him from doing his best, he did come home having learned several things. “That I want to keep doing this!” he said while back in Revelstoke between races. “Definitely learning that I want to keep doing this and I want the sport to grow both
nationally and internationally.” Telemark racing is a small sport compared to its Alpine counterpart. It combines multiple elements of skiing – alpine gates, a skate-ski section and a jump. Landreville has been skiing since he was 18 months old, he said. He grew up in Fernie and was on the high school racing team. When he was 14, he learned how to telemark so they could go ski touring together. “That’s how it all began and then it progressed over the years,” he said. He said he loved the flow of telemark skiing, the fluid movements and the freedom he felt while doing it; and the camaraderie amongst telemarkers. Last year he sold all his alpine gear and made the complete switch to telemark skiing. His competitive side was still there so he decided to look into racing. “I still had a competitive edge, I still wanted to compete in something and I found out there’s such a think as telemark racing,” he said. “I had no idea. As soon as I found out, I thought, ‘That’s what I want to do.’” Last year he contacted Tele-
Revelstoke-based World Cup telemark racer Shane Landreville (above and left) will compete at Silver Star this weekend before heading to World Cup events in Europe. Photo left by Alex Cooper, photo above contributed
mark Canada and in the summer he trained with the U.S. team at Mt. Hood, Oregon. He moved to Revelstoke, partly because he thought
it would be a cool place to live and partly because the Revelstoke Ski Club said he could train with them.
Landreville’s first race was a regional race in Whitefish, Montana. Steamboat, from Feb. 13-18, was his first World Cup event. In the first race, the classic, he finished 24th out of 29 racers. His best result was 20th spot in the second of two spring races. “It was an absolutely incredible experience,” he said. “Getting to meet the other racers. Like I said about the camaraderie – I think its even stronger on the World Cup circuit. Everyone’s friendly, but competitive at the same time.” Landreville will be racing at Silver Star this weekend before heading off to Europe for World Cup races in France and Spain. When he gets back, he’ll head to a race in his hometown of Fernie. His goal is to crack the top 20. Beyond that, he wants to be on the podium at the 2015 World Championships. Because telemark racing is a small sport, there is little in the way of funding for it. Landreville has a few sponsors, but he still has to buy most of his equipment and fund his travel out of his own pocket. Most racers, aside from the top few, are in the same boat. “Everyone’s there becasue they want to be there,” he said. “They’re paying their own way, they want to compete, they love to do this.” You can follow Landreville’s exploits on his blog at landreville. blogspot.com.
Aaron Volpatti homecoming Revelstoke native and Vancouver Canuck Aaron Volpatti attended a Revelstoke Minor Hockey fundraiser on Saturday at the Forum. Left: Volpatti receives a gift from City of Revelstoke representative mayor David Raven. Right: Volpatti poses next to his History of Hockey display at the Revelstoke Forum. Staci Thur/Special to the Revelstoke Times Review
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Grizzlies hiberate through first periods, down 0-2 to Sicamous Eagles AARON ORLANDO firstname.lastname@example.org
The pickup truck that carries the Frisbee toss garbage can at the Revelstoke Forum explained the unusually quiet atmosphere in game one. It was covered by about 10 centimetres of snow -- probably nearly as much had fallen on Revelstoke since the puck was dropped in game one of the Revelstoke Grizzlies and the Sicamous Eagles best-of-seven playoff series. As a result of the extremely heavy snow, few Sicamous fans made the perilous drive to Revelstoke on Friday. The few who did were the only ones in the arena with anything to cheer about. The Revelstoke Grizzlies dropped their home-opener 5-1 to the underdog Sicamous Eagles, who seemed more pumped for the game than the hometown favourites. Eagle Connor Fynn earned the first star of the game and a hat-trick, including the first goal at 4:46 of the first frame. Fynn snapped in a pass from behind the net from Jagger Bowles. The Eagles dominated the first period, earning more chances in the offensive zone. They also held off the Grizzlies’ attack, which suffered on the rush and lacked the ability to put together meaningful possessions in the offensive zone. Revelstoke’s Kent Hendrickson drew a high sticking penalty at 8:14, leading to a power play goal by Brendan Devries. If they ever had any cheer in them, the third and final goal of the first period took it out of the respectablysized crowd at the Revelstoke Forum. Brayden Taekema dumped in a weak shot from just inside the red line. The bobbling puck was badly mishandled by netminder Conrad McMillian, who was under no pressure when he let it slide past him. McMillian looked like he was getting the hook when a timeout was called after the harmless shot fooled him, but he was left in. Connor Fynn netted his second goal 1:55 into the second when Tarren Cavanaugh fed Fynn a nearbreakaway pass that he put past McMillian five-hole. In the ensuing minutes, the Grizzlies put together a rally, coming up with their best chances against goalie Chris Drott. Drott played a solid game, including good positional play. If there was a weakness the Grizzlies didn’t exploit, it was more banging in front of the net and scooping up rebounds. The Grizzlies’ Michael Roberts nearly put one in just after the Eagles’ third goal, and Jordan Bledsoe just missed rebounding one off of Drott in a centring attempt from behind the net. Bledsoe followed up a few mo-
The Revelstoke Grizzlies will return to the Revelstoke Forum for game 5 of their KIJHL playoff series with the Sicamous Eagles on Thursday – if they can pull off a win versus Sicamous on Monday or Tuesday night. Staci Thur/Special to the Revelstoke Times Review
ments later with a drive to the net that led to a rebound, but his teammates couldn’t corral the bouncing puck for a goal. Grizzlie Riley Creighton also drove the net during the flurry of Grizzlies chances, but couldn’t put it past Drott. Marc Letourneau got the Grizzlies one-and-only goal halfway through the game, assisted by Michael Roberts and Lucas Hildebrand. A scrum at 11:59 of the second led to roughing calls against both teams and a slashing penalty against Reid Blinkhorn that put the Grizzlies a man down. Connor Fynn earned his hat-trick with the fifth and final goal of the game 18 seconds later. The Grizzlies rallied after the fifth goal, managing the gain the zone and establish their passing game a few times, generating solid scoring opportunities. They showed signs of a settled, purposeful game for a few brief minutes. The rally was stymied when Tye Sanford drew an unnecessary fourminute spearing penalty. Sanford sent a Sicamous player to the ice away from the play, but right in front of an official. The Grizzlies did kill the penalty, but it cost them their rally and the remainder of the period. There were a handful of scrums in the third, including slashing, crosschecking and roughing penalties, but there were no fights in the match.
GRIZZLIES LET IN 5 GOALS IN FIRST, CAN’T CLIMB BACK
The Revelstoke Grizzlies came out flat in the first period versus the Sicamous Eagles in game two, digging themselves a five-goal hole in the first 20 minutes. The first period Grizzlies flop was a repeat of game one of the best-of-seven playoff series. Brayden Taekema had two goals for the Sicamous Eagles in the first, while Connor Fynn, Matt Reed and Stewart Coyle netted one each. The Grizzlies’ dismal first period lasted for 19 seconds into the second, when Brendan Devries made it six
unanswered goals for the Eagles. The Grizzlies soon picked it up and put together their best period of hockey so far in the series. Tye Sanford put the Grizzlies on the board at 3:08 of the second, assisted by Tyler Reay. The goal gave the approximately 360 spectators something to cheer about. The Grizzlies continued to build momentum as the period progressed, pouring in shots, including lots of near misses from in close. Braeden Monk just missed a rebound attempt from close in a moment before a high-stick from Eagles’ Brad Crump caught Monk in the face, earning the Grizzlies a four-minute advantage. Marc Letourneau converted the penalty after he put a rebound in at 12:35. The crowd responded to the goal, and were rewarded under a minute later when Austin Donaldson scored, assisted by Michael Roberts and Marc Letourneau. Donaldson was again assisted by Michael Roberts with just 55 seconds left, putting the Grizzlies within two. The Eagles didn’t get many quality chances in the second; their twogoal lead looked tenuous. Kyle Schwartz scored for Revelstoke at 14:55 of the third to bring it within one. But the Grizzlies had difficulty continuing their momentum in the third against a regrouped Eagles team with a new strategy. The Eagles pressured the puck carrier early, and stepped up the physical play considerably, following their checks through. The Grizzlies had trouble moving the puck forward and putting passing plays together. Both teams had good chances through the third, but the Grizzlies couldn’t convert another one to pull beside Sicamous. Two late Sicamous empty-net goals padded out the score to an 8-5 final. Games three and four are on Monday and Tuesday nights in Sicamous. Game five is scheduled for Thursday night at 7 p.m. at the Revelstoke Forum.
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Revelstoke MX rider Skyller Archer on the rise No. 245 Skyller Archer is rising fast in the motocross racing world, jumping quickly into the intermediate ranks and earning a 2nd place ﬁnish at a Chilliwack Arenacross race
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Revelstoke motocross rider Skyller Archer, 16, is drawing attention, getting great results and moving up in the motocross rankings. Skyller came in second for the Arenacross Intermediate 250cc at
races in early February in Chilliwack’s Heritage Park. It was his first experience racing in the indoor arena format. Archer is approaching his third season in the Canadian Motosport Racing Corporation (CMRC) circuit outdoor series, which includes all of B.C. minus Vancouver and Vancouver Island. The CMRC se-
Revelstoke motocross rider Skyller Archer recently placed second in an Arenacross race in Chilliwack (left) and is heading to California for training with the ambition of going pro in two years. Photo at right by Graig Duce/ Photo left by Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Times Review
ries is the biggest in the province. Skyller has done two full seasons on the CMRC circuit. Intermediate racers hold a pro-amateur license that enables them to race in professional races.
Archer started riding when he was four, joining his older brother Devon on rides at the old track in the industrial zone. His family has been involved with local motocross for three generations.
His father Terry is the vice-president of the Revy Riders, the local riding association that operates the new Revelstoke Motocross Skyller, page 19
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Revelstoke Rod & Gun Club honours Vera Aura Owner of Johnnie’s Tackle set to retire 48 years after opening Victoria Road store. Club thanks Aura for over 30 years of service to the Rod & Gun Club AARON ORLANDO email@example.com
The Revelstoke Rod & Gun Club honoured the best fishermen and hunters at their Saturday banquet, but they reserved a special honour for longtime volunteer and club member Vera Aura. Vera Aura and her late husband Johnnie opened Johnnie’s Tackle in 1964 and the fishing and hunting supplies store has been a Revelstoke fixture ever since. Revelstoke Rod & Gun Club secretary Gail Ferguson delivered a speech in honour of Aura to the well-over 400 people in attendance on Saturday night. Ferguson said Aura was planning to retire soon, and this banquet may be her last as the operator of the store. She thanked Aura for all her years of service, including selling tickets for the annual awards banquet for about 30 years. “Vera’s is also a place where we head when we’ve lost our husband’s favourite fish hook and pray the whole way down Victoria Road that she has one hanging on the wall,” Ferguson said. “If by chance she doesn’t, she’ll order one in to make sure we can replace it. Not that this has ever happened to me personally, but I have heard it happens to some wives,” Ferguson joked. “Earlier this year, Vera shared with me that she’s thinking of retiring Dawson Caponero took home the junior 1st place Grizzly Bear and 2nd place Whitetail trophies. He’s joined by sometime probably in the not too distant future and taking some well de- father Danny Caponero, who presented awards on behalf of the Revelstoke Rod & Club. Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Times Review served time for herself,” Ferguson told the audience. “Not knowing when that might happen, we would have been negligent had we not as a club taken this opportunity to very publicly thank Vera for all the work over the years she has done for us.” Ferguson continued: “Vera, my master ticket seller, thank you so much for being our source of fishing supplies and fishing stories. Thank you for weighing all those hundreds of fish. Thank you for the thousands of memberships you have sold for us and also for the tens of thousands of banquet tickets you have sold with a “have a good time” wish. Thank you for always giving us a great deal, even when we don’t expect it, and thank you for just being the wonderful, generous person that you are.” Several dignitaries sat at the head table, including Mayor David Raven and MP David Wilks. In a short speech Wilks predicted that the federal gun registry would “be gone in three weeks.” Several sportsmen and sportswomen had standout seasons, taking home several trophies. In the junior fishing category, Matt Cadden took home the Harley Foat Kyle Buhler, page 16
Revelstoke Rod & Gun Club secretary Gail Ferguson gives a big hug to Vera Aura of Johnnie’s Tackle. Aura has disclosed that she’ll be retiring soon, so the club thanked her for her service over the past decades. Aaron Orlando/Rev-
Henrik Munroe gets into the spirit with a pair of horns of his own. Mom Tanya Monroe posed in front of dad Don Monroe’s award winning mule deer rack, which scored 147 7/8 points and earned Don Munroe the men’s 1st Place Mule Deer trophy. Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Times Review
Kyle Buhler (left) won Hunter Sportsman of the Year for his 1st Place Goat and 1st Place Black Bear. Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Times Review
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The Salmon Arm Curling Club rink of Skip David Long, Sandra Jenkins - third, Tracey LaTosky - lead, and Jared Jones - second won the Regional Mixed Playdowns in Revelstoke on the weekend. Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Times Review
Skip David Long’s Salmon Arm selves,” Lecompte said. “I think evCurling Club rink won the Regional erybody enjoyed the community.” Mixed Playdowns hosted by the Rinks representing Salmon Arm, Revelstoke Curling Club on Kamloops, Penticton, Feb 24–26, defeating Brian Vernon, Kelowna and Essington’s Vernon CurlRevelstoke particiing Club rink in the final pated in the CurlBCmatch. The Salmon Arm sanctioned event. Darink was Skip David Long, vid Long’s rink will Sandra Jenkins - third, now represent Zones Tracey LaTosky - lead, and 3, 4 and 7 at the B.C. Jared Jones - second. Provincial Mixed PlayRevelstoke Curling Club downs in Nanaimo on president Brian Lecompte March 15–18. represented Revelstoke in Revelstoke Curling The Revelstoke the mixed playdowns, but Club president Curling Club is hosting they didn’t make it to the Brian Lecompte the 60th Anniversary finals. Lecompte said the Men’s Bonspiel on Mar. competition featured “a high calibre 2–4 at their club, which is located of curling. next to the Revelstoke Forum. “I think everyone enjoyed them-
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Battersby’s Plumbers are 2012 Revelstoke Men’s League Champs The Battersby’s Plumbers were down 4-3 versus the Regent Royals with less than two minutes to play. Zac Jenne scored the late goal that pushed the final into overtime. In OT, No. 14 Corey Beisel was the hero for the Plumbers, skating the puck down the right wing on a two-on-one play. Beisel forced the defender to guard the pass and managed to get in close before snapping in the game winner. The Sunday, Feb. 26 final was very entertaining, including scuffles, a penalty shot and lots of verbal sparring on the ice. Pictured here are the 2012 Revelstoke Men’s League Champions Battersby Plumbers: Front row (l-r): Matt Meulendyk, Brent Stevenson and Corey Beisel. Middle Row (l-r): Andy Siegel, Jeremy MacPherson, Matt McCaw, Zac Jenne, Greg Ryan, Josh Guillaume, Magee Tabah. Back row (l-r): Frank Morin, Cody Davis, Dave Pehowich, Dean Thompson, Brook Glanville, Adam Borton, Matt Cameron, Tyler Nash. Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Times Review
Revelstoke athletes shine at B.C. Winter Games B.C. Winter Games representatives from Revelstoke put on a strong show over the weekend including the first ever sit-ski golds. Left: (l-r) Rhys Evans Gold in 400m Freestyle sprints, Bronze in Team Relay; Emily Suchy Gold in 3km sit ski distance, Gold in 400m sit ski sprint; Gina Cinelli Bronze in the Team Relay; Tayla Koerber 7th in the 5km classic Juvenile Girls; Kellen Viznaugh 11th in the 5km classic Juvenile Boys. Right: Emily Suchy races to gold. Debbie Koerber photo
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One more time, Aquarius. You are so close to reaching your goal. Pennies saved here and there will make a big difference later when you need it most.
Projects around the house wrap up, making way for a hobby. Time to clean out the closets and get cracking, Pisces. A new face proposes an old idea with a twist.
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Gracious Gemini. You give, and you give, and you give some more, but these days, it seems like no one is giving back. Don’t let that stop you—you’re making a real difference.
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Aaron Orlando, editor of the Revelstoke Times Review, has been nominated as a top-three finalist for two 2012 Ma Murray Community Newspaper Awards. Orlando, the editor of the newspaper since August 2008, was nominated for the John Collinson Memorial Award for Investigate Journalism and the Neville Shanks Memorial Award for Historical Writing. The Ma Murray awards honour the best in community newspapers throughout British Columbia and the Yukon. They will handed out on April 14 in Richmond, B.C. For the investigative journalism award, Orlando was nominated for a
series of articles that appeared in 2011, starting with a story that appeared in the July 20, 2011, issue of the Times Review headlined, Forests ministry knew of conditions in squalid camps; workers not yet paid. The articles revealed that a group of silviculture workers who lived in horrible conditions at bush camps near Revelstoke had still not been paid nearly a year after the abuses were discovered. He also reported the government knew of the conditions in the camps but had not acted effectively on the reports until the story broke in the media. “This story’s not over,” he said. “We continue to follow criminal court proceedings here in Revelstoke. The BC Coroners Service tells me the autopsy report into the death of Khaira Enterprises employee Santokh Kooner is due
in weeks.” Orlando was nominated in the historical writing category for his article about a meteorite that crashed near Revelstoke in 1965. When a report was published last March that the meteorite might contain signs of extra-terrestrial life, he went into the archives to explore the littleknown history of the meteorite. “I had fun with this story,” Orlando said. “I’d heard of the Revelstoke meteorite before, but not much was known. Suddenly, a scientist is saying it is an extremely rare type of meteorite linked to evidence that alien life had been proven? It’s the biggest story there is – I had to bite.” A full list of nominees can be found at the B.C. and Yukon Community Newspapers Associations website at www.bccommunitynews.com/files/awards.
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Michelle Katherine Jones Michelle Katherine Jones passed away in Salmon Arm, B.C. on February 16, 2012 at the age of 18 years. A Celebration of Michelle's Life will be held from the Revelstoke Community Center on Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 at 1 p.m. with Reverend Matthew Carter of¿ciating. Honorary Pallbearers are: Christina Hui, Sonya Goodman, Emily Smith, Michelle Barisoff, Emma Magarian, Karina Foisy, Catherine Dyck and Kaarina Duncan. In lieu of Àowers and food, memorial contributions may be made to the Michelle Jones Scholarship Fund in care of the Revelstoke Community Foundation, P.O. Box 2398, Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0. Michelle was born in Revelstoke on December 17, 1993 and was a lifelong resident, graduating from Revelstoke Secondary School in June 2011. Michelle was a very kind and loving young woman who was actively involved in many activities in the community. She volunteered at Mt. Cartier Court Extended Care, cut lawns for some of her neighbourhood seniors, loved babysitting, cheerleading, participated with her prom committee and was on the honour role for her entire life. Michelle loved sports and was involved with soccer, golf, skiing - downhill and cross country, tubing, swimming, water skiing, ¿shing, going for walks and paddling her kayak. Her hobbies included cooking, baking, decorating cakes, looking through her telescope, playing the Àute and organ and she loved singing karaoke. Michelle was very proud of her car, a 2005 Pontiac Wave which she purchased on her own. As a young woman, Michelle also loved shopping which included makeup, jewellery and clothes. She worked as a baker at La Baguette since August 2011 and at Zala's Steakhouse as a bus girl for 5 years. Michelle was predeceased by grandfather David Jones in February 2009; grandmother Winnie Stankoven in August 2009 and Uncle John Cotter in July 2002. She is survived by her parents: Dave & Brenda Jones of Revelstoke; siblings: Amanda of Revelstoke and Jeff of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; half sister and brother; Elysia Jones of Revelstoke and Mike Jones of Calgary; grandparents: Gus Stankoven of Kamloops and June Jones of Kamloops; uncles & aunts: Bill (Lorna) Stankoven of Victoria, Larry (Franca) Stankoven of Enderby, Fred (Linda) Iadarola of Kamloops, Wes (Deana) Stankoven of Kamloops, Rodger (Patricia) Hort of Kamloops, Lorraine Cotter-Jones of Lillooet & Rose Tremolada of Kamloops; cousins: Christina (Benjamin), Devin, Brennan and Garrett Stankoven; Amy (Trevor) Volpatti, Amber (Adam), Steven and Samuel Stankoven; Eric, Jenna and Melissa Iadarola; Logan and Macie Stankoven. Michelle is also survived by numerous good friends and acquaintances. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting Michelle's obituary notice at: www.brandonbowersfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke
Josephine Pont July 16, 1922 – February 19, 2012
Josephine went home to be with the Lord on February 19, 2012. She was born in Vancouver General Hospital and raised in Kitsilano. She is survived and dearly missed by her husband Malcolm, sons Kurt (Andrea) & Michael (Maria),grandchildren Christopher (Tanya), Michelle (John), Jeff and Emma, great grandchildren Christian, Brodie and Anden as well as sister-in-law Arlene Collins, numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Pre-deceased by daughter Georgia, brother James and sister Eleanor. Josephine's love of life and laughter touched countless people and she will be remembered fondly by all that knew her. A celebration of her life was held on Saturday, February 25th at Henderson's funeral home in Langley: 20786 Fraser Hwy. In lieu of Àowers, donations to the hospice at Langley Memorial Hospital would be greatly appreciated.
Frances Marie Colarch Frances Marie Colarch passed away peacefully at Queen Victoria Hospital, Revelstoke on Sunday, February 19th, 2012. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Revelstoke on Friday morning, February 24th with Father Cecil Nunez celebrant. Interment followed in Mountain View Cemetery, Revelstoke. Pallbearers were members of the Knights of Columbus Council #4712, Revelstoke. Frances was born in Revelstoke and had been a life-long resident. She worked for many years as a receptionist at the Public Health Unit. Frances lived a quiet life and did things her own way. She enjoyed people and having company. She especially enjoyed her neighbours and always had treats for the neighbourhood children. She was very kind and charitable to organizations overseas and was known to say “we always have to help others, especially those in need.” Frances was predeceased by her parents. She is survived by three sisters: Roma (Dr. Anthony) Gagliano of Mississauga, Ontario, Elena Gleis of Kamloops and Sylvia Krebbers of Armstrong; one brother Joe Colarch (Joanne Benedetto) of West Kelowna; nephews: Mark Gagliano of Courtice, Ontario, Paul Gagliano of Toronto, Ontario, John Gagliano of Mississauga, Ontario and Gregory Colarch of Las Vegas, Nevada; niece Laureen Colarch of Calgary and four great nieces. The family would like to send a special thanks to Dr. Alex Farrugia and all the nursing staff at Queen Victoria Hospital for their wonderful care of Frances. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting Frances’ obituary at www.brandonbowersfuneralhome.com. Arrangements were in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.
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Skyller Archer headed to California for training ahead of 2012 season from page 10 Track on Westside Road. He helped build the current track, and his father before him helped build the old one. The track has been a big boost. “Everyday after school,” he said. They also built a small arena-cross track on private property above Columbia Park. Skyller said he committed to the sport seriously this year when he moved up to the intermediate pro-am class. Skyller is one of the younger riders in the intermediate level, which includes riders in their 20s. He’s integrated new facets into his training, included increased weightlifting and training as well as a nutrition regime. “I just got moved up to intermediate,” Skyller said. “I wanted to see how good I could do, putting in all of the effort.”
Archer is heading to Riverside, California in March for a training series. There’s a cluster of about 10 tracks in the area where professional riders converge for spring training sessions. Skyller’s mentor will accompany him to California. Williams Lake prorider Brock Hoyer is coming off of Canadian Arenacross championships in Canada in both engine classes. He’s a team-mate, a coach and a mentor to Skyller. Archer is currently a student at RSS and will be putting in lots of homework while at training in California. His amateur series begins at the beginning of April when he returns from California. This year he plans to race in the western series, but next year he’ll make the jump to eastern races as well. Archer is heading to the televised Canadian Nationals pro series in June.
He’ll be racing against sponsored factory riders who roll up in factory trucks and trailers plastered with their sponsors’ logos. Top American riders can make in the millions on the circuit. Archer also stands to take home prize money depending on his finish. What motivates him? “Work hard, go to the gym and ride lots,” Archer said. “Beat other people.” His father Terry Archer says his son’s fast ascent in the rankings is remarkable. “The majority of the kids are 18 to 19 years old,” father Terry says. “Skyller’s bounced through that quick.” Riders must accumulate enough points to move up to the next ranking. The bikes cost about $18,000 each with discounts. To date, his sponsors include Fox Shox, Fox Gear & Clothing, T Archer Ltd., Spectra Power Sports, Shift, Apex Granite, MX1
Skyller Archer races to second at an Arenacross event in Chilliwack in early February. Graig Duce photo
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