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Penticton Farmers’ Market returns to downtown Main Street on Saturday Steve Kidd Western News Staff

Though the weather may not seem like it, it is spring and the ¿rst weekend of May. And that means it is time for Penticton’s popular street markets to get underway for another season. “I think I am as ready as I am ever going to be,” said Stephanie Sundquist, manager of the Penticton Farmers’ Market. This will be the 22nd season for the market, which takes over the 100 block of Main Street each Saturday from May to October. Along with the Farmers’ Market, Penticton’s downtown also hosts the Community Market in the 200 and 300 blocks of Main, and Art Under the Trees in a small park next to the Penticton courthouse. Between them, the three markets regularly draw 5,000 visitors each Saturday morning. Barb Haynes, executive director of the Downtown Penticton Association, which operates the ¿ve-yearold Community Market, is excited to be back on the streets. “It is going to be a fabulous market season. We have more vendors this year than we did even last year. I think we are going to be full, full, full in the markets,” said Haynes. “The businesses are ready to roll … they are anxiously awaiting the

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PENTICTON’S MAIN STREET will again be bustling with activity Saturday morning as the Farmers’ Market and Community Market begin another season.

start of the markets as well.” Sundquist said the Farmers’ Market also has a full list of member/vendors, with a few casual vendor spots still to be ¿lled. Along with many regular vendors, she said the market has a number of brand new faces as well, with some new products. “We have a popsicle lady who is going to do fresh local popsicles out of fresh fruit purees,” she said, adding that there will be at least two new farmers coming in from

Oliver to join the Penticton farmers and other regulars. “It looks like we are going to have a pretty full house, and with this beautiful weather, we are going to have vegetables on the ¿rst day. I have been promised asparagus and salad greens for the ¿rst day of the market.” Downtown should be a very busy place Saturday with three special events taking place besides the ¿rst day of the markets. The Community Market is hosting SOSfest

for the second year, inviting all the local ¿rst response and social agencies to come down to show and share what they do. “Search and Rescue, which is always hugely popular, will have their command vehicles, all the wonderful things that they do,” said Haynes, adding that the RCMP, ¿re department and other agencies will also have a presence. “We have Crime Stoppers and lots of social agencies and organizations, like Interior Health, that

will be coming and sharing what they do. “It’s just a great way to launch the markets. It’s spring time, people are excited to get out and about and it is a great opportunity for those organizations to let people know what they do.” In Gyro Park, next to the Farmers’ Market, the South Okanagan Boundary Labour Council is hosting its third annual International Workers Day event, with local musicians, activities for children and labour leaders and politicians speaking. If all that wasn’t enough, the Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay will be setting out again, with the medal bearer leaving from Gyro Park at 10 a.m. and running up Main Street as the medal continues its 12,000-kilometre journey across Canada to commemorate Hansen’s around-the-world Man in Motion tour. And all through the season, there will be lots of entertainment, with buskers roaming the markets, and entertainment in Nanaimo Square, in front of the Bellevue Cafe and in the Westminster Avenue intersection. “There will be lots of opportunity for people to enjoy that, as they have every year,” said Haynes. “It’s just a really great opportunity for everybody to get outdoors. It’s a great way to see people that you haven’t seen for a long time. There are all these wonderful conversations up and down the street.” The markets operate from 8:30 a.m. to noon every Saturday from May through October.


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SALVATION ARMY program co-ordinator Barb Stewart stands in the food bank with one of the lunch bags that will be distributed beginning today for Hunger Awareness Week.

where people can eat and meet with other like-minded folk who want to make hunger awareness a priority in Penticton. Food bank donations will be accepted on-site. Demand on the food bank has never been greater. Roughly one-third of Penticton’s population, some 11,787 different people, paid a visit to the food bank here in 2011, up from 10,962 in 2010, Stewart said. “People are making due. They’re getting by just barely. They’re scratching by any way they can, but they need to supplement what they’re doing for themselves by coming in here every once in awhile and seeing what’s on the shelves,”

she said. Fortunately, “this is a generous community,” and donations are stable. But, “We’re seeing people come here for support who have been donors in the past. That’s the disturbing thing.” You can pick up your paper donation bag, and drop off your donations, at the following local businesses next week: Save-OnFoods; Penticton Whole Food Emporium; Nature’s Fare; Real Canadian Wholesale Club; Marketplace IGA; South Main Market; Quality Greens; Safeway; TD Canada Trust; and BMO. For more information visit www.


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Tummies grumbling in unison next week will sound like success for organizers of a drive to replenish the shelves and coffers of the local food bank. During Hunger Awareness Week, people are asked to give up their mid-day meal and instead donate food or their lunch money to charity. “Just experience a little bit of what it’s like to have food out of reach every day of your life or for a stressful period,” said Barb Stewart, program co-ordinator for the Penticton branch of the Salvation Army, which operates the city’s food bank. The campaign will run in conjunction with a national effort spearheaded by Food Banks Canada, and people will be encouraged to share their experience on social media channels like Twitter and Facebook. And to make giving easy, 10 local businesses will hand out paper lunch bags that people can then ¿ll with food donations. The campaign actually launches this morning with an all-day event at Cherry Lane shopping centre, where people can get more information about the campaign and learn about the local food bank. Then on Monday, two Okanagan College students, Suzanne Hall and Glory MacIntyre, will host a lunch-in from 12-2 p.m. in Nanaimo Square,

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Liquor store move meets with opposition Joe Fries Western News Staff

A plan to move Three Gables liquor store out of the city centre has generated concern among some competitors and received a mild endorsement from a downtown business group. Mal Randhawa, a representative of Three Gables owner Harbans Randhawa, said the area has become over-saturated with liquor stores in recent years, and moving away from Martin Street will help “rebalance” the market. He said Westminster, Clancy’s and Three Gables are all competing for the same local customers. A fourth store, Bubblees, was also in the mix until it burned down in February. “Moving to Fairview (Road), I think it solves the problem of (market) saturation in the downtown,” Randhawa said. Three Gables has applied to the B.C. Liquor Control and Licensing Branch to move the store to the corner of Fairview Road and Calgary Avenue, home of Fairview Grocery, which would be levelled to make way for a sleek, new residentialcommercial development. City council in March granted preliminary approval to the necessary bylaw amendments to make it happen, but ¿nal consent has been withheld until a road reserve is registered on the land title. Randhawa said the best-case scenario would see the new store open in “a little over a year,” and the old Three Gables building demolished later.

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THE OWNER of the Three Gables liquor store on Martin Street has applied to relocate the business out of the downtown area. The plan has created backers and critics alike.

First, however, he’ll have to convince the LCLB to allow the move, which would apparently violate a policy that prevents private liquor stores from opening within one kilometre of each other. Some exceptions are permitted though under a narrow set of guidelines. In this case, the new store would be about 0.97 kilometres “as the crow Àies” from the Government Street Liquor Store, according to Randhawa. “If we drive it, it’s 1.1 kilometres.”

That’s still too close for comfort for Jeff Leonard, part-owner of the Government Street outlet, so about a month ago he started a petition that he’ll send to the LCLB and City Hall. So far, 400-plus people have signed on to oppose Three Gables’ move. Leonard said the relocation will cut into his business, which he said has created jobs and contributed $18,000 to charity in the past two years. Further, he said Randhawa is missing out on an opportunity to

capitalize on plans for downtown revitalization. “If he’d just put money into his business, he’d get money back.” Leonard said. Randhawa, however, doubts people in the Government Street area will venture down to Fairview Road, past the government-owned liquor store at Penticton Plaza, to buy booze at Three Gables. Westminster Liquor Store manager Jim Larocque also has the petition at his shop. He’s worried that if

the LCLB permits an exception to the one-kilometre rule, it will set a precedent that could hurt his business later. “That’s supposed to be protecting every one of us in the industry,” Larocque said. His other concern, as a resident of the Fairview Road area, is the undesirables the store might bring with it. “I’m pretty sure no one wants the Gables in their neighbourhood.” That’s partly why the downtown’s biggest booster actually supports the idea of winding down the Three Gables liquor store and the low-income housing above it to clear the way for redevelopment. Before the portion of the Three Gables Hotel that fronted Main Street was destroyed by ¿re in 2000, “it was an active part of the community,” said Downtown Penticton Association executive director Barb Haynes. “I think when that was all occurring, it was a different business than it currently is,” she said. “I would think that, again, from their perspective, (the current clientele) is probably not necessarily the clientele they’re looking for either. So with those things in mind, it probably makes good sense for them to move.” Haynes has not discussed the matter with Randhawa, but suggested the site would do best as a redeveloped indoor market with a residential component above. An LCLB spokesperson declined comment on Three Gables’ relocation application, citing privacy legislation.

Committee shores up vision for city’s waterfront Steve Kidd Western News Staff

Spring is the time for renewal and, judging by the work of some City of Penticton committees, it is the time for revitalization planning as well. Hard on the heels of the Downtown Revitalization Committee’s ¿rst visioning sessions, the Waterfront Enhancement Select Committee, which also falls under the Vibrant Penticton banner, is inviting Penticton residents to come down to their public consultation meetings. “By embarking on this public consultation process, what we’re hoping is that the citizens of Penticton will come out and express their comments — and put their ideas on paper and verbally, of course — to help our committee develop a master plan for that

whole area,” said Rod King, chair of the waterfront enhancement committee. The ¿rst session was held Wednesday at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. On Saturday, there will be a display set up at Cherry Lane shopping centre from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to inform the public of the process ahead and how they can give their input. The area of waterfront this committee is looking at spans the Okanagan lakeshore from the Sicamous to the Peach, which King said is showing signs of decay. “The reality is, it was built decades ago and it’s in need of repair. We could either do it piecemeal, ¿x the retaining walls, ¿x the path, those sorts of things. Or, we could look at the whole situation,” he said. “Once we started looking, it became obvious that this is maybe the time we should be looking at an entire master plan, in terms

of the roadway, the service infrastructure, the path, the trees, all of it, and just examine if there would be ways of improving it for the citizens of Penticton, make it more user friendly, those sorts of things.” The city has budgeted $150,000 for the planning process and is expecting to spend another $2 million on the redevelopment, though they are hoping to generate about $1.2 million of that through grants from higher levels of government. “Those dollar numbers are very preliminary. Until we ¿nd out what the citizens are thinking and get down to the planning details, those numbers are very conceptual,” said King, who added that the planning process is on an accelerated timeline. After the public consultations, they plan to take their data — along with that collected through a web-based survey — and work-

ing with staff, develop concrete ideas and plans to bring back to the public in July or August. “We are hoping the actual working drawings will be developed over the fall and by late fall go out to tender. We are hoping that with this project, the construction will start late this year or, for sure, early next spring. We have to avoid the tourist season,” said King. “So that’s the timeline. It’s very aggressive, but I think that is a good thing. We have been talking about revitalization for years, and it has just sort of been lurching along.” Those who cannot attend the sessions are welcome to ¿ll out the online survey available at Additional information on the Vibrant Penticton waterfront projects is also available on the website.



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City digs into work on Skaha Lake Park Steve Kidd Western News Staff

Work going on in Skaha Lake Park drew considerable attention Tuesday, as the city

moved ahead with its tree planting project, aided by about 30 volunteers from Princess Margaret Secondary. Passers-by stopped and leaned over the

fence to watch the mixed crews of students and city workers planting more than 50 new trees, shrubs and seedlings in the central section of the park that the city began

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JOEL DEBOECK, from the City of Penticton irrigation department, supervises as Princess Margaret students Ashleigh Schnell and Jeremy Ageso fill in around the roots of a tree they just planted in Skaha Lake Park.

Friends of the Environment Foundation. Skaha Park features a large stand of mature, indigenous ponderosa pine. Over the past few years, many of these trees have been removed due to two major windstorms and an ongoing battle with pine beetle, which affects urban trees as easily as those in forest stands. This has resulted in a dramatic reduction of tree canopy,

an important feature that provides shade to families and tourists who visit the park throughout the year. In order to restore and preserve the urban forest that is so important to the community, the City of Penticton has embarked upon a tree planting program to add new trees to the park and replace those that were lost. “In our schools we talk a lot about being

green, about the environment and about looking after where we live,” said Ginny Manning, chair of the Okanagan Skaha School Board, who supports the legacy the students are leaving the city. “This is just a small segment of it, and I certainly appreciate the work that is being done by our staff, by our students, by the city to make this truly a place to live forever.”

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Students target drink safety Kristi Patton Western News Staff

If there was time to put a coaster on top of your drink unnoticed, just imagine what else could have gone in there. That is the message that some Okanagan College students are trying to convey in the Drink Safe campaign they launched last weekend at The Mule nightclub in Penticton. “People responded really well. A lot of people were watching their drinks a bit more and everyone was really positive about it,” said Natasha Di Iuorio, services director of the Okanagan College Students Union. “It seemed to have spread some awareness already.” Drink Safe is a campaign against drug-facilitated sexual assault. In particular, the campaign targets drink spiking. This is the act of putting alcohol or other drugs into a person’s drink without their knowledge. Di Iuorio said she has heard too many stories of this happening in Penticton and the Okanagan. “We felt it was a problem in the community that is an ongoing

one so we wanted to address that. Some people have experienced sexual assaults, some just went home and didn’t even realize they were drugged. There have been a range of scenarios I have heard of,” said Di Iuorio. It is why Di Iuorio and Jessica Combs from the Okanagan College Students Union and Amberlee Erdmann from the Okanagan College Women’s Resource Centre applied for a Youth Initiative Grant. The funding provides up to $1,500 for projects where young people are creating positive and lasting changes in their communities. Di Iuorio said they used the funds to have 2,000 drink coasters made that they plan to distribute at The Mule, with the assistance of the nightclub staff, over the next three months. The coasters provide information on symptoms of being drugged, including drowsiness, feeling confused or disorientated, temporary loss of body sensation and others. If it is successful, the college students hope they can expand it in the future. The grant program is sponsored by Telus, Interior Savings and

United Way. “Unfortunately, drink spiking is something that is widespread at all clubs, bars and restaurants. We wanted to take a stand and help spread awareness,” said The Mule general manager Steve Parker. Staff at the nightclub will carry the educational coasters with them and put them on top of drinks when they see them unattended. “When the person comes back to their drink, it will hopefully give them the thought to be more careful,” said Parker. The general manager said The Mule already has a number of security measures to hold people accountable for their actions, including surveillance cameras and the treoscope system at the door which scans identi¿cation. He said staff are also educated on what to look for, whether that is symptoms of overintoxication or a person that has been drugged. “This is just another measure to make sure everyone is partying in a safe environment,” said Parker. “Security of people is our No. 1 concern.”

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A ¿re at an apartment complex in Oliver on Monday continues to be investigated by RCMP and they are asking for any witnesses to come forward. “It is anticipated that the public will play a signi¿cant role in solving this potentially life-threatening occurrence, with investigators seeking any information from possible witnesses,” said Sgt. Ken Harrington. “We ask that residents and others who reside in the area contact police should they have observed anything or anyone suspicious at or near the apartment complex of 6061 Kootenay Ave. in Oliver.”


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s the cool temperatures slowly begin to give way to the long, warm days that helped draw so many of us to the Okanagan, residents are heading out onto the trails and pathways to explore all the region has to offer. But as we enjoy the sunshine on our faces and fresh air in our lungs, we should also keep in mind the dangers that could lie around us. The rising temperatures and recent rainfall have brought a swift increase to the levels of creeks and rivers throughout the region. While the spring runoff has already resulted in Àooding concerns for residents from Tulameen to Okanagan Falls, up to Naramata and throughout the valley, homeowners aren’t the only ones who need to keep a wary eye on local waterways. The Okanagan has seen far too many tragedies in recent years when people have been swept away in rushing creeks. The team of swift-water rescue technicians with Penticton Search and Rescue have seen ¿rst-hand the dangers posed by local waterways. “What you think is a safe place, walking up Penticton Creek or Ellis Creek, can turn into a very big problem in a heartbeat,” said Hamish Reidie, one of the swift-water rescue technicians waiting for the next alarm to sound. The provincial government has issued safety tips urging people to keep themselves, their children and pets away from creeks and channels that can ¿ll up quickly, and to stay off banks that can erode and become unstable. People living near waterways or in low-lying areas should also be aware of changing conditions and make sure drains around their property are kept clear. It’s up to all of us to not throw caution to the wind in our rush to head out to enjoy the sunshine, and take the necessary precautions when travelling near rushing creeks and waterways.


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Reporter returns to his notebook Obviously I was Àattered when the boss asked me for a 700-word meet-the-new-guy column on my favourite person: me. But come on. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my time as a reporter, it’s that people are easily bored and very few topics need 700 words. Even great guys like me, who love animals and always stop to help old ladies cross the street. Nevertheless, a direct order is a direct order, so I’ll give it a go. I was born in Halifax, but grew up in Mackenzie, B.C. It’s a small mill town — and runner-up for Hockeyville 2011, I might add — about a two-hour drive north of Prince George. Two hours in the summer, that is. Usually much longer in the winter. I was ¿rst published in Grade 4. Maybe it was Grade 5. Whatever. It was a long time ago. Anyway, I was ¿rst published when my submission about our class tour of the local paper-recycling mill was chosen to run in the town’s newspaper. Not that I remember, but I’m sure it was a thrill to see my name in print for the ¿rst time, which might be why I do what I do today. Journalists are egomaniacs

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At Random whether they admit or not. About 15 years later, I was published again in the student newspaper at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, where I completed my journalism degree in 2006. My ¿rst real job as a reporter was in Dawson Creek, where I spent two long years. I left the Mile 0 City for a job in Penticton at a paper that I’m probably not allowed to name here. My layoff there in 2009 was followed by another at a news website in Kelowna, then short-term gigs in Calgary, Prince George and Nanaimo. I returned to the Okanagan last summer with my tail between my legs, unsure what to do next. I spent the next 10 months freelancing for

the aforementioned unnamed newspaper and working at a lumberyard in Summerland. An opening eventually came up at the Western News in April and I jumped at the chance to once again trade in my steel-toed boots for a notebook. I’d like to think I still maintain a sort of blue-collar sensibility that I bring to my job covering mostly white-collar people. For example: I will never use the word stakeholder in an article, unless I absolutely need to use it in a direct quote. The way I see it, stakeholder is just a fancy name for a vampire slayer, not a name for unique people with unique interests. That’s a pet peeve, but I digress. It’s been a rather eventful past few years, and I’m eternally grateful for the support of my long-suffering girlfriend, Belinda, a hair stylist, who has remained mostly calm and open-minded despite my perpetual state of limbo. We also have two kids, both of the furry, four-legged variety: Buddy, a 60-pound mutt; and Jack, a 13-pound ball of feline fury. Outside of work, most of my winters are devoted to of¿ciating minor hockey, and I plan to devote most of my summers to ¿shing.

Here at the Western, I’ll be covering the education and regional district beats. Sexy? Nope. But local news tends to be that way. What’s important is not always entertaining. Think: asking how she really feels and talking about your relationship. Back to me now. Probably the best compliment I ever received as a writer was from an old neighbour who knew me during my youth and could easily sink my hopes of holding elected of¿ce if he so chose. He said a few years ago that my voice comes through so clearly in my writing that it’s like I’m sitting in the room with him. High praise indeed. I hope he’s right, and I hope you enjoy getting to know me, too, just as I look forward to getting to know you. I always enjoy hearing from people who have story ideas, be they bake sales or half-baked conspiracy theories. Full-baked are preferred, but, hey, I’ve got to earn a living somehow. Seven hundred words at a time. Joe Fries is a reporter at the Penticton Western News. Follow me on Twitter @ JoeFries or email

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Students become collateral damage I remember as a youngster that somebody always had a better or bat than the rest of us. Teams would be chosen for a game and the game would begin. Sometimes things didn’t go the way that the owner of the ball wanted them to and there was a threat that if the rest of us didn’t want to play the way that the individual did, they would take their ball and go home. Does this bring back any memories to anyone? Been there, done that. In looking back, it didn’t happen that often, but it did happen. Here we are many years later, yes, older and hopefully wiser, and we face a similar situation with teachers at the present time. The BCTF has painted the government as a draconian bully that is acting in such a way as to threaten the learning process by not acquiescing to their whims: multi-day bereavement; working and learning conditions; and the almighty 15 per cent salary expectation. I remember well, many of these same sorts of issues in my 38 years as a teacher. As we all know, over the past 40 years or so, we have seen a similar scenario through several governments, most of which have passed similar legislation to keep teachers in

Patient left waiting

On March 31 of this year, my wife was complaining about a lot of pain that she was having. So I said let’s get you to the ER at the Penticton Regional Hospital. This was about 10:30 on Saturday morning. I got her into the ER, where they looked after her while I went to park the vehicle. Returning into the PRH, I waited for her, and waited, and waited. At about 2 p.m. my wife came out of the ER and stated to me, “Let’s go home.” I said, “What’s wrong?” She then said that she had X-rays taken and that’s all. My point is that she was in the ER from about 10:30 that morning until 2 p.m. that same afternoon and still had not seen a doctor. To this day, she has also not been contacted with regards to the X-rays taken. Nothing. To me, the system stinks and needs to be looked into. To have to wait for almost three-and-a-half hours for a doctor who never ever came. This is ludicrous. This situation should be looked into. H. H. Siemens Okanagan Falls

Club concludes season

On Sunday, the Penticton and District Stamp Club will be having the last general stamp club meeting of the season. This last meeting will feature a massive stamp auction where we will sell most of the leftover donations to the stamp club, whose proceeds will go to the Moog House and/ or cancer research. Our club has been fortunate to receive so many donations which the members gladly pay for because they also know where the proceeds are going. Guests are always welcome to these auctions and they can and should make

the reality lane. For the record, I don’t for one minute believe that the government action is the fairest way to resolve things. I do believe that most problems have solutions. In this scenario, maybe the government may be labeled as somewhat draconian. However, the BCTF leaders have their heels dug in with the attitude of “We’re right and they’re wrong and we ain’t quittin’.” There can be no winner with these prevailing attitudes on both parties. This is just common sense 101. The BCTF has advocated to its members that withdrawal of volunteer services is an answer to Bill 22, and that this action will be a show of force to the bill. The only force that this will show is that students are being short-changed. They have supported the extra-curricular programs over the year and now are being used as ammunition to put pressure on the government. If this action is the only argument for change put forth by Ms. Lambert and the BCTF, the upper echelon leadergroup needs a check-up from the neck up to get rid of stinkin’ thinkin’. Kids don’t deserve this treatment from people who are supposed to support them in

bids on the goods available. To place items into the auction, however, a person has to be a paid-up member. On June 3, we will have our AGM, at which time we will be electing our new executive. The stamp club this year was able to donate $200 to the South Okanagan Seniors Wellness Society to help them reach their goal of raising $10,000 towards the 2013 Seniors Symposium. We thank the community at large and the editorial department of your paper for publishing our letters to the editor. Without this generosity, we as a club, and many other notfor-pro¿t organizations, would be hard pressed to ¿nd an outlet to inform the community at large. The Penticton and District Stamp Club next general meeting will be on Sept. 9. Donations of stamps and stamp material are always welcome by calling Gus Boersma at 250-492-3875 or email: Have a great summer and see you in the fall. Gus Boersma, president Penticton and District Stamp Club

Spelling put to the test

The bee is coming! On Tuesday, the third annual Adult Spelling Bee returns to Penticton. From 7-9 a.m., teams of six to eight will be challenged to come up with the correct spelling of selected words in 60 seconds. This event will see the Penticton councillors and staff challenge the school trustees, the Whizbangs, Public Spelth, the Spell Cheques, Okanagan College, The Dog Eared Book Club and several other teams. Or perhaps the championship title will be yours? This event not only raises funds for literacy initiatives in our community, it raises awareness of how literacy impacts all of our

their efforts to meet their educational aims and objectives. Why should they be the pawns in the BCTF’s dissatisfaction with the government actions? What have they done to deserve this? The answer, quite frankly, is nothing. They are made to appear as collateral damage in the BCTF war with the government. It appears that the BCTF is taking a knife to a gun¿ght, so to speak. This action will not change the government’s stand. It might be likened to breaking a window using a small bee-bee like pebble instead of a suitable-sized rock. Meanwhile, the prevailing attitudes of both parties will not have changed. The ultimate question might be: “Can you hear me now?” However, the students, the real losers here, are biding their time as the arena of inactivity continues. They are caught between rocks and hard places through no actions of their own. Both sides seem to have reverted to the premise that I made about playing as youngsters in team games. It’s got to the point of saying, “If you don’t play the game my way, I’ll take my bat and ball and go home.”

lives: Almost half of all Canadian adults (48 per cent) have low literacy skills With the new ‘knowledge economy’, globalization and advances in technology and communication, literacy has larger implications than ever before. It means something different to be literate in the digital age of the early 21st century North America than it did in the resource-based economy of B.C. of the 20th century. With less than one week remaining, it’s time to pull your friends or staff together to challenge the bee. A hot breakfast buffet will be provided as well as a charitable receipt on request. For more information and registration, call 250-462-0636 or see We would like to thank the Western News for offering their generous support by promoting this event. Joan Chambers, literacy outreach co-ordinator Literacy Now SO-S

Talent on display

Local performer Adam Fitzpatrick brought his Elvis and Friends show to the Cleland Theatre on April 27. The audience came from throughout the Okanagan. I met people from Kamloops, Enderby, Salmon Arm, Summerland as well as Penticton. For some, it was their ¿rst visit to the Cleland Theatre, how neat is that. Adam performed two sets, beginning the show with the familiar ‘50s music and ending with the songs from the ‘60s. Andrea Anderson, a fabulous Patsy Cline, thrilled the audience before the intermission, and Joe Kelso, a good Roy Or-


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bison, opened the second half. The Appaloosa Show Band with the Uptown Hornz were the backing band for the whole show, great musicians each and every one. Everybody left the show with huge smiles and many left the theatre dancing. Adam began his Elvis tribute career on a dare in 2008 at the Paci¿c Northwest Elvis Festival. He has worked hard to perfect his act and it shows, he’s fabulous. We are so fortunate to have such home-grown talent. If you missed this show, he’s performing in Oliver on Saturday. Check his website ( for details. Andrina Iliffe Penticton

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Radio listener tuning out It is with great sadness that the local radio station known to me as Giant FM at 100.7 on the radio dial has dismissed Dennis Walker with no apparent warning. A two-hour notice? How cruel can this be? I have been a faithful listener for several years now, and when I moved to Vernon in 2008, Dennis was my voice from home. I was always wanting to get back to my beloved Penticton, my friends and my music world here that I so much enjoy. I returned back home in 2010 and continued to listen to Giant FM. I enjoyed waking up each and every morning at 6 a.m. to the wonderful deep and melodic voice of Dennis Walker. He never failed to give the weather, road report and the local news that most listeners want to hear as they wake up to face a new day. On Saturday morning, April 28, I was awakened by my radio alarm coming on and not once did I hear a weather report, the news or the Penticton Vees hockey score from Friday night’s game, or even a familiar and friendly voice. All I heard several times repeatedly in the 30 minutes I listened to

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This letter is in response to the letter regarding cyclists from John Wyllie on April 25. ICBC contributes nothing to road building. ICBC costs cover the insurance for thousands of motor vehicle accidents on public roads each year. Registering your vehicle pays for registering your vehicle, not for roads. Budgets for road building come from municipal or provincial taxes which all citizens pay for. Roads exist for the transportation of people and goods, therefore cyclists are ‘users’ not ‘special interest groups’. Bikes produce less wear and tear on roads than automobiles, hence lessening the need for road maintenance. Bikes take up less space than cars, hence lessening the need for road widening. Cyclists are healthier than motorists, hence lessening the health care bill. I totally agree with Mr. Wyllie that unfair road building contributions should be recti¿ed immediately. He could send me a cheque. I can put the money towards paying for a spring bike tune-up. But don’t worry Mr. Wyllie, most cyclists are friendly, and since we save so much money on gas, we won’t ask you to reimburse us. Rowena Tansley, president Penticton and Area Cycling Association

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Switching the dial

Where has Giant FM gone? On Friday, I listened to Dennis Walker in the morning. When I tuned my station to 100.7 FM later that afternoon, it was no longer Giant FM. Instead, it was Country 100.7, promoting 5,000 consecutive songs. I don’t want a radio station that plays 5,000 songs consecutively; I want a radio station that promotes our community. I have had the pleasure to listen to Dennis and Kevin Berar interview many local performers on air, one of them being my daughter, Nikita. Yes, I may be biased, but the people at Giant FM supported local talent. Where else can upcoming artists have the opportunity to listen to their own songs on the local radio station? In my opinion, the loss of Giant FM is a huge blow to our community. I am saddened that Newcap has decided to venture in a different direction. If I want to listen to a de-


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what seemed to be an automated radio station was the announcement of the radio station. I ¿nd it totally unacceptable that a radio station has to continually announce who they are. I ¿nd this an insult to my intelligence. I already know what station I am tuned into. I want to hear the hockey score on our great hockey team, the Penticton Vees. I want to hear the weather report. The road report. The news. None of this was told. I am also saddened to learn that not only Dennis was dismissed unkindly, but also Kevin Berar, Scott Robinson and Stu Robinson. I will miss all of you. I can assure you that I will not be listening to 100.7 anymore. Remember this when you think about advertising on this radio station and how our local newsmen were treated. Goodbye Dennis. I will miss you so much and the rest of the guys too. Thank God we still have great newspapers and people who care about our town and our local news.

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tached, impersonal radio station, I will just listen to Sirius Satellite radio. I wish all the best to the incredible Giant FM crew. Country 100.7, you have no place on my radio dial. Ana Afonso Penticton

Local voices fall silent

The new owners of Giant FM determined that Dennis Walker, Kevin Berar, Scott Robinson and Stu Robinson would not be kept on once the station was of¿cially launched as the “All New Country 100.7”. I have to wonder what market research the new station owners did in order to come to this conclusion. The on-air guys were all about community and relationship building within that community, not just in Penticton but throughout their listening area. Dennis, Kevin, Scott and Stu didn’t just talk the talk on air, they walked the walk among us. They discovered what was happening when, where, how, why and what for, and then informed the community. They promoted any number of events because they understood and cared about what makes a community tick. I’m sure I’m not the only one who will miss the local connection these guys brought to the community. I wish them well, and hope, in some way, shape or form, they are able to continue to be a participant in the community of Penticton. Andrina Iliffe Penticton

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Saturday, May 5, 2012 Downtown Communty Market

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During the Downtown Community Market, the 300 block of Main Street will host the second annual SOSFEST. This is your chance to come meet the first responders and people who assist those in need. Steve Waldner/Western News

SERVING UP SMILES — Penticton Vees’ Mario Lucia serves a customer at McHappy Day at the Main Street McDonalds Wednesday. During McHappy Day, $1 from all Happy Meals, Big Macs and McCafe drinks were donated to local children’s charities.

Officials dismiss school rankings Steve Waldner Western News Staff

The Fraser Institute has released its controversial annual rankings of B.C. secondary schools. A number of South Okanagan schools were included in the rankings. Similkameen Secondary School in Keremeos received the highest ranking of the schools in the area, with a 6.6 out of 10, placing 98th of the 280 schools in the rankings. Oliver’s South Okanagan Secondary School received a 6.5, placing it in the 103rd spot, Penticton Secondary School scored 6.4, standing at 108th. Princess Margaret Secondary School and Summerland Secondary School received a 6.3 and 5.3 respectively, putting Princess Margaret at 119th on the rankings, and Summerland at 198th. The rankings are based upon seven key indicators such as average exam mark and differences between students’ exam and class marks in grades gleaned from students’ test results, as well as students’ likelihood to graduate. However, the rankings have inspired some controversy in regards to their fairness and statistical validity. “I don’t put any stock in it,” said Kevin Epp, president of the Okanagan-Skaha Teachers’ Union. “It completely devalues the great things some of our schools do, from breakfast programs to all the other educational elements in place. It’s a really Àawed way of doing things.

“I’ll leave it to the parents to assess the value of their local school.” Mike Sproule is a parent whose son Zak attends Grade 9 at Penticton Secondary. He said he is generally happy with his son’s education experience. “I think as a general school that offers a broad range of things to a broad range of kids, I think it’s great,” he said. “There are other schools, I’m sure, that are more academic oriented or sports oriented then (Penticton Secondary) is, but overall I think it’s pretty good.” However, he said that if he saw his son’s school falling behind in the rankings, he would consider other options for schools. Okanagan Skaha School District board chair Ginny Manning said she doesn’t even bother looking at the Fraser Institute’s rankings. “We generally don’t give much credibility to the Fraser Institute and their rankings,” said Manning. “They don’t use all the information available, and it’s an unfair assessment of our schools. There are many other things that go into a school and into teaching students that are relevant, and you put them all together to make an appropriate assessment, and the Fraser Institute only used very narrow criteria.” Peter Cowley, director of school performance studies at the Fraser Institute, acknowledged the limitations of the institute’s study. “The fact of the matter is that the report card doesn’t take into account

or doesn’t look at a variety of what could be legitimate aims of school,” said Cowley, pointing to developing a healthy lifestyle through sports, as well as participation in ¿ne arts and acquiring citizenship skills. “All those things, and more, are good, solid aspects of education that one would hope the schools are effective in.” While noting the study’s shortcomings, he defended its results from critics. “It’s not the report card they’re against. What they’re against is the ability for anyone — whether they be an educator, one of their own members or a parent — to be able to compare one school or another on achievement, aside from basketball — somehow the sports have gotten away from it. “It’s called comparison for improvement’s sake, and for somebody — anybody — involved in education to say comparison for improvement’s sake is wrong, they shouldn’t be in the system.” However, Wendy Hyer, the superintendent for the Okanagan Skaha district, disagreed with the notion of using the ranking system for comparison. “I think school districts and schools and teachers do that on a regular basis; they are always looking for ways to reÀect on practice, do things better and they network with people in other districts,” Hyer said. “We don’t need a ranking from a Fraser Institute to initiate that work.”


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Former Pentictonite debuts film at Shatford Kristi Patton

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Austin Vickers said it is possibly the most important trial you will ever witness, one that is literally the matter of life or death. And, it is making its Canadian debut at the Shatford Centre on Tuesday. Vickers is the writer/producer of People V The State Of Illusion, a documentary/drama questioning the nature of reality and through an examination of your own perceptions, beliefs and illusions it allows those watching to be both the judge and jury. “It is really teaching people and trying to show people what the mechanics of perception are and the power of their imagination, because I think we typically underestimate it,” said Vickers, who spent his childhood living in Penticton, up until Grade 8 at Pen High, when he moved to the United States with his family. The ¿lm is set in the notorious Old Main Prison of the New Mexico State Penitentiary and tells the story of Aaron Roberts, a single father who is arrested and tried on charges following an incident that claims the life of a woman. Roberts is convicted at trial and sent to prison and his daughter becomes a ward of the State. While there, an attorney learns of her plight and the story of her father. The lawyer decides to represent her


AUSTIN VICKERS is the producer/writer for People V. The State Of Illusion and will be at the Canadian debut of his docu/drama in Penticton on Tuesday.

in an innovative and emotionally-compelling case against the State. The movie explores the science and power of perception and imagination and the prison walls of habitual thought and behaviour. Vickers hopes it elevates the spirits of all who watch it. “I wanted to make a movie that really mattered, a movie that wasn’t just entertainment and just ful¿lling people for the moment but give something they could take away with them that would bene¿t them for the rest of their lives,” said Vickers. Having already had an interest in some of the science used


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author. Vickers said the ¿lm has been doing well in the U.S., he opened it last weekend in Los Angeles and an article in Scienti¿c American validated all the science used in the ¿lm. He said the docu/drama will translate well with Canadians and is generally for an adult audience from 20 years old and up. “We get a lot of calls from students that understand many of the concepts even though they might not necessarily have the life experience they are still very interested in what is presented in the ¿lm because it also addresses a lot of the cultural issues that are going on right now around the economy, people losing their jobs, stress and all of that. It is very relevant,” said Vickers. One of the writer/producer’s favourite parts of an opening night is hosting the question and answer sessions after the ¿lm. “Everyone really engages with us. It really presents a lot of provocative science and concepts ... there are a lot of sequences and parts to the movie that provoke a lot of questions,” said Vickers, who will be hosting a Q and A in Penticton at the Shatford Centre after the showing. Tickets for the May 8 showing at 7 p.m. of People V The State of Illusion can be purchased at the Shatford Centre and Vitamin King for $10, or will be $15 at the door.

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B.C. Book Prize Tour making stop in Penticton B.C.’s best writers are currently on tour. Those nominated for this year’s B.C. Book Prizes in categories such as ¿ction, poetry, non¿ction, children’s writing and illustration are currently criss-crossing the province. Two of these authors will be stopping in Penticton this Sunday. JJ Lee will be reading from his memoir, The Measure of a Man: The Story of a Father, a Son and a Suit. Lee, a fashion columnist, begins this heartbreaking yet beautiful book with a decision to alter his father’s last surviving suit. As Lee cuts into the jacket, he begins to piece together the story of his troubled relationship with his father. Along with this latest nomination, The Measure of a Man was a ¿nalist for this year’s Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction and a Governor General’s Literary Award. Touring with Lee is Gary Kent, who was shortlisted in 2011 for his book Fishing with

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Gubby. In this delightful children’s graphic novel, a salmon ¿sherman, along with his cat Puss, head off to the far-Àung spring ¿shing grounds. Fishing with Gubby has subsequently gone on to be nominated for several more awards including a recent Governor General’s Award for illustration. While Kent may not show up decked out in a bright yellow sou’wester and clinging to a ginger tabby as he is in his jacket photo, his reading is sure to entertain. “I’ll talk about the book’s genesis and my collaboration with Kim Lafave,” explains Kent.

“Of course there will be a story or two of how I ended up as a commercial ¿sherman for a number of years.” Although not reading on this stretch of the tour, Penticton’s own Frances Greenslade was also nominated for a B.C. Book Prize for her book, Shelter. “I was very honoured to be nominated and especially glad to be recognized as a B.C. writer,” she says. Greenslade’s portion of the B.C. tour took her to the Peace River country. “Book Awards organizers try to not just introduce the nominees to a region of their province, but also introduce the region to the writers,” said Greenslade. If you’re interested in giving Lee and Kent a warm welcome to the Okanagan, the B.C. Book Prizes tour reading will be on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Hooked on Books. Heather Allen is a writer and reader who lives in Penticton.

Vinos deadline for entries looming Western News Staff

There are only four weeks left for wine-lovers and ¿lm makers to submit a video to the third annual 2012 Vinos Wine Film Festival. Black Hills Estate Winery announced this week that the Thompson-Okanagan Tourism Association has become the of¿cial sponsor of the newly created ¿lm festival category title, Okanagan Wine Tourism. This addition to the festival offers wine lovers and ¿lmmakers a new opportunity to participate in the ¿lm festival and it

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A blend of electro-etheral sounds and traditional blues, the contrast is about as obvious as their name, Old Time Machine. Blend Ryan McNally’s studies of ¿nger-style traditional blues with Kyle Cashen’s experience crafting ethereal soundscapes and what you get is a familiar, yet distinctly original music. The duo is bringing their unique sound to Voodoo’s in Penticton on Saturday. Old Time Machine was brought together in the depth of winter in Whitehorse. “There was an art show that was happening that was essentially calling for different artists to collaborate with somebody they would normally not have the opportunity to collaborate with to make work that reÀects the winter and pushes you outside your comfort zone. It was suggested that we pair up,” said Cashen. “A lot of the stuff I was doing before this was heavily

inÀuenced by the winter season and Ryan too.” McNally offered a handful of songs from his solo writing and Cashen eagerly ¿lled spaces with reverb-soaked vocals and backbeats. Between them, a combination of traditional sounding folk melodies with ghostly harmonies and vintage electronics emerged. The winter soundtrack was placed onto an split EP with another Yukon-based sing/songwriter, Jona Barr of Old Cabin. Old Time Machine also released their ¿rst full album on April 10. “It all was really fast. We had done a bunch of the recording for the full length awhile ago, but we really wanted to do something with Old Cabin. We got together and made it happen in a weekend. It was pretty intense,” said Cashen. With the help of producer/ engineer Jordy Walker the group developed a sound for both the EP and full length album that feels like it should be heard playing on a tube radio in a dimly lit bar.


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McNally sings and plays a kick drum and high hats while rotating guitar, banjo, mandolin and ukulele. Cashen uses echo, drum machines, a pedal bass, Àoor tom, ride cymbal, snare and tambourine. The duo of one-man bands face one another across a sea of percussion, strings and wood-paneled devices. Found on the full length release is the song Pouring Rain, one of Cashen’s favourites. McNally’s voice cruises smoothly over the banjo with drum and effects of Cashen. “I really love the way it turned out. That one seemed to come together a bit quicker and naturally,” said Cashen. The band strikes a balance between references to the early days of pop and rock music, dreamy textures and even elements of hip hop. Old Time Machine ¿nds a way to embrace their inÀuences while sounding unmistakably new. Opening for them in Penticton at Voodoo’s is Wesley James at 8 p.m.

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Jason Statham is back and up to his usual kicking of asses and taking of names in Safe. This time out he has to protect an 11 year old Chinese girl who has memorized the encrypted combination to a safe. Dirty cops, Russian and Chinese gangsters all want what’s in the safe, so if Statham is to be successful, he has to keep his bullets and ¿sts Àying. Can he do it? Can he do anything else? Does anyone care? We say, it’s Statham at his best. TAYLOR: Jason Statham movies are all the same. He’s always some mysterious man with a sketchy past who reluctantly is thrown in to some hair-brained scenario where he must either beat up or kill many people, just to be allowed to go about his business, whatever that may be. However, at least in this ¿lm, we have a nearly plausible scenario in a believable world. HOWE: Yeah right. It’s about as believable as the Lock Ness Monster or Bigfoot. TAYLOR: What I mean is, although Statham’s character in this ¿lm is still some kind of super-soldier, he’s not, for instance, pumped full of some crazy, ticking time bomb drug that’s going to make his heart explode. I have no problem believing that both Russian and Chinese mobsters are in cahoots with dirty New York cops. And also, his name is Sasquatch. HOWE: I’m not disagreeing with you on Statham’s character. He did ¿ne, as did all the actors. It’s more on the believability of the movie itself. I just can’t see NYPD’s ¿nest opening ¿re on innocent bystanders just to get the bad guys. TAYLOR: Not it’s ¿nest, just it’s dirtiest.


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NATIONAL ABORIGINAL Professional Artist Training Program student Cori Derrickson performs at the En’owkin Centre during year-end presentations.

The death of her grandmother and son and the end of her marriage, all within four months, put Cori Derrickson in a dark place in 2010. “I went through a really tragic time,” she admits. Two years later, the small-framed woman has focus in her eyes and strength in her words as she performs on stage at the En’owkin Centre. Derrickson said this is thanks to the National Aboriginal Professional Artist Training Program. “I wanted to come and express myself through my culture and language with art,” said Derrickson, who performed a dance in honour of the salmon returning home during the students’ year-end presentations last

Nestled in the cottonwoods across the Okanagan River Channel, sits the En’owkin Centre. On any given day, you may be treated to the learning processes that have been ingrained in the Okanagan culture that passes on such things as indigenous ecological knowledge of managing environmental resources, traditional governmental systems, restorative justice practices, all genres of visual and ¿ne arts and how to market traditional artistic forms in a contemporary format. “It was a life-saver,” said Derrickson, of the twoyear program she graduated from last month. “It kept me focused on the big picture and ingrained the strength in our language, culture, history, ancestors and who we are as Sylix people and how to use that in art. I was able to express that and help to heal what happened in my life. It was very therapeutic for me.” Not only that, Derrickson said it connected her with her culture, provided her with con¿dence and the tools to go after what she truly is passionate about in life. She listed her future goals as to continue on at UVIC or to transfer to the Sante Fe Institute of Indigenous Arts. “It really connected me to the greater picture that the path of our life is not always in our control and there is a plan for all of us. My purpose here is to keep on doing what I am doing. Some of the places where I do art is from deep within, and because I believe our ancestors are in our DNA, it comes from those ancient places that I can draw from,” said Derrickson. The En’owkin Centre offers all of its programs in af¿liation with public post-secondary institutions. such as the University of Victoria, UBC Okanagan and Nicola Valley Institute of Technology. On Wednesdays at the centre, N’sylixcen (Okanagan) language is the only language you will hear in the Gathering Space, as the immersion method of teaching aids in retention and is practised and encouraged. The centre also is building partnerships to conserve 100 acres of endangered lowland riparian woodland and wetland habitat through the Locatee Lands Project and ECOmmunity Place program. this is to secure locally endangered habitats that hold environmental and cultural signi¿cance to the Sylix culture. The library at the centre is unique, the books and articles are speci¿c to indigenous cultures and do not contain mainstream reading materials. A publishing house called Theytus has run for 30 years here, making available books written and published from an indigenous perspective. It has won many awards. The partnerships the En’owkin Centre has built provide opportunities for Aboriginal people from across Canada that they would not have received otherwise. En’owkin alumni include Dallas Arcand, a champion hoop dancer and musician. Nathan Paul had a strong portfolio of music when he heard about NAPAT from friends. Now he has developed and diversi¿ed his talents to video production and multimedia art. “This is such a great way to express myself. If I wasn’t here I am not sure what I would be doing, maybe working a job that I didn’t really like up north or something. This has provided me tools for networking to build my contacts as an artist,” said Paul. Through the contacts he made at the En’owkin Centre, Paul worked as a production assistant on the feature ¿lm Flicka 3 which starred country music singer Clint Black. It was ¿lmed in Kelowna and the Okanagan area in the fall of 2011. “Being in this program changed my life,” said Paul.

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PENTICTON VEES goalie Michael Garteig makes a big save on Mark Reners of the Brooks Bandits. The Vees will be counting on their veteran goalie to make big saves during the RBC Cup in Humboldt, Sask.

Vees eyeing ultimate prize Emanuel Sequeira Western News Staff

Over 1,300 kilometres away from Penticton (1,389 to be precise) is Humboldt, Sask. It’s home to the two-time RBC Cup champion Broncos, hosts of the junior A national championship. The Penticton Vees, Canada’s No. 1 ranked team, squares off against the Soo Thunderbirds (ranked No. 8) in their first game at the national championship. Troy Stecher, the Vees assistant captain, expects to feel nervous prior to the 2 p.m. puck drop. “Right now you don’t really think about it too much,” said Stecher. “Just excited and going to enjoy the moment.” The Richmond native said to accomplish their goal they have to stick to their plan and be disciplined. That’s something the coMVP for last year’s playoffs learned against the Brooks Bandits during the Doyle Cup. “Game 3 we had a lead and gave it up. We were undisciplined,” he said. “I take responsibility for one of those penalties. It kind of cost us. That’s a learning curve. We know that’s unacceptable but it’s just going to make us better in the long run.” Stecher feels he has played well this post season. His focus has been on strong play in his zone, while allowing partner Mike Reilly to help create offence. However, he has generated offense as well, collecting two goals and 10 points in 15 games and adding another three points in five Doyle Cup games. “It’s kind of my responsibility on our unit to stay back and let him have freedom,” said Stecher. “We read off each other really well. He’s fine with that, I’m fine with that. Anything to win a national championship is going to help our team

out.” Reilly said for the Vees to return to Penticton with the RBC Cup, they have to keep playing the way they have. “That has been our goal since day 1,” said Reilly. “We definitely need to keep the momentum going from the playoffs that we just had against Brooks. I think we have the team to do it and the depth.” Having won a under-18 Tier 1 national championship with Shattuck St. Mary’s, Reilly believes that experience will help him during the RBC Cup. “It’s a lot of hard work. You go through a lot of up and downs,” he said. “It was a good test and it will be a good test in Humboldt,” he said. “Definitely to win two years in a row would be unbelievable.” Reilly said they faced adversity when they lost starter Michael Garteig for six weeks and his brother Connor for the rest of the season. He credited Chad Katunar for stepping up in Garteig’s place. Grant Nicholson thinks about the possibility of winning. Following each game, he talks with his father Bob Nicholson, president of Hockey Canada. “He calls me after every game. He just says capture the moment, you may not be part of this again,” said Nicholson, whose father has made a couple of trips to Penticton to watch their playoff run. “Take all in that you can.” Up to this point, Nicholson said it’s been a great experience. He’s also grown as a player and learned from watching Reilly, Steven Fogarty and Mario Lucia, the three NHL draft picks on the team. “There are some pretty amazing players on our team that you can just improve when you are playing with them,” he said. “I just see what it takes. How they got there to know

if I can make that next step.” Ensuring the Vees are ready, coach-GM Fred Harbinson and his staff will be make sure the players learn their opponents with game film. “A big thing is you have to get yourself in the playoffs,” said Harbinson, when asked about strong starts. “You can’t be the fifth team that gets eliminated. Last thing you want to do is get behind the eight ball. I think they were conditioned for this moment.” One thing that will happen in Humboldt is that Reilly and his teammates will know more about the prairie community then they did before. He admitted to not knowing anything. “I know that Gervais is pretty close,” he said of his teammates hometown of Battleford, located three hours northwest of Humboldt. “Bryce said he likes it a lot. He’s probably a little biased because he’s from there but he said it’s a nice area. I think we’re all going to enjoy it. Maybe go bowling or something. I’m guessing Bryce knows where some stuff is.” Following their game against the Thunderbirds, the Vees will play the host Humboldt Broncos (ranked No. 3), who won the Anavet Cup at 6:30 p.m. PST on May 6. On May 8, the Vees face the No. 7 ranked Woodstock Slammers at 6:30 p.m. and conclude their round-robin schedule with the No. 9 ranked Portage Terriers also at 6:30 p.m. The four remaining clubs will face off in the semifinals, which will be held May 12. The championship final will be played Sunday, May 13 and televised on TSN. Games can be viewed online by going to http://hockeycanada.fasthockey. com/login.php. Check for RBC Cup coverage.

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Roadtrip starts Pinnacles under-21 seasons Emanuel Sequeira Western News Staff

The Penticton Pinnacles under-21 girls team is back. After a one-year absence from the Pacific Coast Soccer League, the Pinnacles have returned to the women’s reserve division. A combination of veterans with youth gives coach Ray Hintz reason to like his group. Among the group are players from under-16 and -17 that Hintz feels will help them. Earlier this week Summerland’s Jana Yates returned from Victoria, choosing to play for the Pinnacles instead of the Victoria Highlanders in the United Soccer League’s W-League. “It’s nice to be home. I would have enjoyed playing with them again but I’m ready to recharge for a school

year with the University of Victoria Vikes,” said Yates. “Play some fun football and not sit on the bench.” Yates called up Hintz and showed up to Tuesday’s practice and found herself leading it. “I told Ray I’d play on the team and then he calls me up and tells me to run practice,” she said. Yates is looking forward to a fun season. She also excited about getting more touches with the ball and extra training as she strives to become a starter at the university level. “They are hosting nationals so it’s an exciting time,” said Yates, who is also looking to get her confidence back as a leader on the Pinnacles compared to being “a no-one on the Highlanders.” This is a time for me to get my confidence back.” Hintz called Yates return a pleasant surprise. Also joining are Casey Conway, Alana Parker, Taylor Pinto, Mary Kampman and sisters

Willow and Erin Finlay. Hintz said it’s not out of the question for them to be able to win the PCSL, which they did the season before last. “It’s going to be a lot of work. We have a tough opponent this week in Kelowna,” said Hintz. “Our goal is to try and make the playoffs. I think we have the talent to do it.” The men’s team, coached by Ezra Cremers, the executive director/head coach for the South Okanagan Youth Soccer Association, was to have opened its season last weekend in Kamloops, but the game never took place. Cremers got word late last week that officials weren’t available to work the game. “We were all ready to go,” said Cremers, adding there was disappointment from the team. “We are excited to kick off.” That will happen this weekend as the Pinnacles travel to the Lower Mainland to face West Van FC and then TSS

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been training his group hard and bragged about defeating them during military boot camp. “I’m pumped,” said Cremers, who revealed that he will also play. “Before I started doing this as a full time gig, I was training to go back and play for UBC. I’m not quite done as a player.” Cremers, 29, added the other reason for him playing is because if they had 18 “very good” players, he wouldn’t need to. The PCSL allows five overagers on rosters. “Based on the lineup we have to date, I feel that I can contribute on the field for the team,” said Cremers, whose coaching staff consists of Paulo Araujo, Manuel Borba and John Holman. Playing won’t interfere with Cremers’ ability to coach. Because he will play the centre mid position, it’s a spot that requires a certain amount of guidance from that player he said. The team will use a 4-3-3 system and they intend to play an attacking, possessive style. He wants the team to work hard and have a lot of fun and be a good team and compete in the league. “For us it’s more important than winning,” he said. It’s a rebuild from last year.” The Pinnacles will be led by captain Jeremy Pereira and in goal they have Travis Froehlich.

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Tigers confident about rebound Emanuel Sequeira Western News Staff

The South Okanagan Minor Baseball Association Tigers are hoping for a bounce back weekend. The Tigers are coming off a weekend where they won just one of four games and are now 1-110 in the B.C. midget AAA standings. The Tigers lost 14-0 to the Richmond Chuckers, then won 8-7. They also lost to the Chilliwack Cougars 5-1 and 11-3. This weekend features a rematch with the Chuckers and will be seeing Vancouver for the first time. “I don’t know what to expect from them,” said Deleon. Deleon said different guys stepped up last weekend. Among them Brett Fleming, who knocked in the winning run on a bases loaded situation, with two outs and staring at a full count. “Brett Fleming had the chance of a lifetime to be a hero and he came clutch,” said Deleon. “Had he not hit the ball, we would have lost on a technicality. We had subbed all our players in and Samuel Barker had been tossed from the

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game for interfering with the catcher.” What Deleon knows about his team is that they are the best conditioned in the league in his opinion. “I keep telling these guys that there’s no team in this league that is better than us,” he said. Yet, there is a problem with his group. He said there is no team continuity.

“There’s no hey I will pick you up, don’t worry about it,” said Deleon. “It’s me, me, me and it shows. We boot the ball and we get down on ourselves. For as young as we are, we’re quite talented. I have a feeling once we figure it out, we will be a force to be reckoned with. I just hope its not too late to make it to provincials.” The attitudes of his

players resulted in Deleon suspending practice this week. Fleming said he saw Deleon’s decision as sending a message. “He’s letting us know what has to be done first before our own stuff,” he said. “I respect his judgement and I agree with it.” Fleming said the decision will help the team. He realizes the players looked after their equipment before the team. Fleming added that the players showing up to practice on the field next to their home park is a good sign. “We feel like we need the practice no matter if there is a practice with the coaches or not,” said Fleming, admitting they don’t like how their season is going. Their actions were noticed by Deleon, who was impressed. In other Tiger news, Deleon said former Tiger Dustin Houle contacted him to say he hit his first professional home run with the Arizona Brewers, farm team of the Milwaukee Brewer. It came against the Los Angeles Dodgers farm team. Deleon is a Dodgers fan.

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PEN HIGH LAKERS girls soccer team, starting from front row, left to right: Veronika Deleff, Lulu Cepeda. Middle row: Christy Grandbois, Melanie Girard, Bryanne Francisco, Allana Spooner, Carolyn Johnson and Glen Beierle (driver). Back row: Kathy Levesque (coach), Megan Sociedade, Genevieve Bonin, Crystal Schuder, Brianne Hrynyk, Adra Greig, Gabby Levesque, Andrea Gillespie and Pierre Levesque (coach). Missing from photo: Chantel Beierle, Anne Theilmann and Nikita Afonso.

Lakers soccer team enjoying strong season Western News Staff

The goal for the Pen High Lakers girls soccer team is qualifying for the AAA provincial championship. A no-show by Rutland on Wednesday improved the Lakers to 4-1. The season started well with a 5-1 win over Salmon Arm on April 11. They then defeated South Kamloops 1-0 on April 16. The first setback for the Lakers happened in Kelowna while taking on the Kelowna Secondary School Owls. The Owls scored twice in the second half to shutout the Lakers. A bounce back win came against North Kamloops 7-1 on April 30. The Lakers also competed in the KSS tournament April 27 to 28. By winning the tournament, the Lakers snapped a 10-year skid. The Lakers were determined to

win despite struggling with numerous injuries along with a short bench at times. Playing three games Friday and two on Saturday during the round robin tourney resulted in the following; a 1-0 win versus Kelowna’s Okanagan Mission Secondary, 0-0 tie with Kelowna Secondary (3-2 loss in shootout), a 2-1 win against LV Rogers from Nelson, a 3-0 win against Rutland Secondary and a 1-0 win over West Kelowna’s Mount Boucherie. Scoring goals during the five games were Adra Greig, Crystal Schuder and Gabby Levesque with two each, Allana Spooner, Brianne Hrynyk and Carolyn Johnson with singles. Bryanne Francisco, Chantel Beierle and Melanie Girard added strong support in midfield and defence.

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the age of 16, and on average, every six days a woman in Canada is killed by her intimate partner. 360,000 children are exposed to domestic violence each year. The community is encouraged to take part by donating gently used items at the Penticton Curling Rink from May 7 through 11 from 4 to 7 p.m. And, of course, drop by the curling rink on May 12. For further information contact the Royal LePage of¿ce at 250-493-2244.

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RAYMOND JAMES WELCOMES Kelly Lindsey knows that investors have different needs. With over a decade of experience, Kelly believes in tailoring your investment portfolio to meet your individual goals rather than offering pre-determined solutions. Born and raised in Penticton, Kelly chose to be part of Raymond James because she likes our independent approach towards providing individual solutions. Here in Penticton and across our Canadian network, we are building a home for talented professionals who choose to put your needs first, always. Kelly welcomes you to contact her for a complimentary portfolio review. Kelly Lindsey, CFP, FCSI, FMA Investment Funds Advisor 100 – 498 Ellis St. Penticton, BC V2A 4M2


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JEFF KEEN, new CEO of Accelerate Okanagan, kicked off the opening of the new Innovation Centre at Okanagan College with a review of the history of getting to this stage and their plans for the future of the technology incubator.

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A dream stretching back nearly a decade was realized last week when Accelerate Okanagan opened the doors on the Penticton Innovation Centre. The dream started with the Okanagan Research and Innovation Centre back in 2005. The idea was to create a technology incubator that would bring together resources and mentorship that would help tech entrepreneurs establish and develop their products. That first tech incubator was based in the Dominion Radio-Astrophysical Observatory at White Lake. Now, Accelerate Okanagan (AO), the successor to ORIC, has established a full-fledged incubator in one of the most technologically advanced buildings in the world, the Centre of Excellence at Okanagan College’s Penticton Campus. “We’re really excited to be in the South Okanagan and have a presence here, especially in this incredible building,” said Jeff Keen, the new CEO of AO, speaking at the opening last Friday, as he introduced the venture advisors and team that would be working with tech companies in the incubator. “All the programs, services, activities, events and resources that we have been offering out of our Kelowna location will now be available out of the Penticton Innovation Centre,” said Keen. Accelerate Okanagan arose from the 2010 merger of two pre-

vious organizations, ORIC and OSTC, the Okanagan Science and Technology Council. The focus of the group shifted to Kelowna and the Central Okanagan, but now that the facilities are ready at the Centre of Excellence, Keen said they are ready to get to work in this region. “We have been having a bit of a slow ramp up period over the last few months. We’ve got our full venture advisor team now and our new community manager starting,” said Keen. “You should start to see a lot more activity and engagement with the local community here in the South Okanagan.” The Innovation Centre already has three tech company tenants, selected to be part of the new entrepreneur@AO development program: Cadent Computing Inc., Factor 9 Sports Inc. and MG Electronics. “We’ve got three tenants now and are looking for more. Hopefully we can shake the trees down here in the tech community and maybe encourage some people that may be working out of their basement or might be thinking about starting a company to come and talk to us about the services that we have that can help them do that,” said Keen. Peter Haubrich, one of the founders of ORIC, is happy to see the Innovation Centre going into operation. It was, he said, part of the original plan for the Centre of Excellence when the idea was first developed in 2009. “We had very early meetings

with the college when everything was still secret. They asked me if I would like to join the team and think about an incubator,” said Haubrich, adding that it takes time to get an incubator up to full speed. “Of course it is always difficult to get started. You have to do a lot of marketing and getting the word out, but I think what Accelerate Okanagan is offering to entrepreneurs is the maximum package,” said Haubrich. “I think the South Okanagan needs a boost. There is a lot of interest and this only can go up.” “It’s been a very busy and exciting 17 months,” said Keen. “We owe Peter a big debt of gratitude for his vision of pushing the technology sector forward.” Andrew Greer, the community manager who will be working out of the Penticton Centre, should start work in mid-May. He will be joining AO after filling a similar position with LaunchLab in Ontario. You meet people who are doing wonderful things, and you talk to them and they have just have no idea what services are out there to help them,” said Greer. Keen explains that Greer will begin working with stakeholders to find out how they can work together to grow the tech sector. “We’re looking to get really engaged with the tech sector in this region,” said Keen. “Our mission is to increase the number of technology companies that start and grow in the Okanagan Valley.”

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life EYES ON THE PRIZE — Penticton Rotary Club member Dan Adam shows off the special autographed Vees jersey currently up for bids and on display at the local Joey’s Restaurant location. The sweater will be presented to the winner at the Rotary Lobster Feast on Saturday at the Seniors Drop In Centre on South Main Street. Tickets are currently on sale for the fundraising event.

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While weather may have stalled work on Habitat for Humanity’s latest build, that doesn’t mean that members of the local chapter are going to be idle this weekend. You will ¿nd their members at two events on Saturday, helping to raise awareness about their work and funds for the current build, underway on Huth Avenue in Penticton. Merle Kindred, co-chair of the

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Habitat board of directors, said they have only about a third of the funds needed for the build, so fundraising is a priority, which one special event this weekend should help with. “This Saturday coming up is the opening of Terry Isaac’s gallery on Naramata Road,” said co-chair Lynn Popoff. “He has done a painting, and each print of the panting that sells, Habitat gets $120.” Though he still travels the world for his painting subjects, internation-

ally renowned wildlife artist Terry Isaac now calls Penticton home. He has opened a gallery at 475 Upper Bench Rd., to show and sell his works, and is holding the grand opening from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday. Habitat representatives will also be in Gyro Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday for International Worker’s Day, where they will have an information table in hopes of attracting more volunteers to help with the project.

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One Day, One Night, One Community, One Fight! Registration Deadline is May 22.

Your participation makes a difference. Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life is more than just a fundraiser. It’s an opportunity to get together with family and friends and celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost to cancer, and fight back against this terrible disease.Walk with us in this inspirational 12-hour overnight event as we come together and raise funds to make cancer history.

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Coming Events FUN for all ages: Is shooting a firearm on your bucket list? Try it on Sunday May 6, 10-2 at the Kelowna & District Fish & Game Club’s “JUG SHOOT” Sponsored by The Best Little Gun Shop Around, Weber & Markin, 4-1691 Powick Rd, Kel 250-762-7575. Tues-Sat, 10-6.

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Anyone knowing the where abouts of Vivian Wicks, please call Bill Wiseman at 604-8181011 or Marilyn Kernaghan at (250)497-8513 Stained Glass Classes To learn the art Call 250-488-5682

Personals Alcoholics Anonymous, if your drinking is affecting you and those around you, call 250-490-9216

Lost & Found Found, ladies ring, Twin Lakes Golf Resort, call to identify, (250)497-5668 Found, Saturday at the Fair, greeting card, call to identify, (778)476-4026 Lost, set of keys with two remotes, RX sunglasses (Roots) in case, Pineview and Dartmouth, (250)488-5758

Children Childcare Available LOVE’S Family Daycare, Young St. area, licensed, (25yr olds), 1 spot avail. for your child . (250)493-0566

Employment Business Opportunities ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS to Every Hunter in BC! Advertise in The BC Hunting Regulations Synopsis 2012-2014 publication. Increased circulation 250,000 copies! Tremendous Reach, Two Year Edition! Contact Annemarie at 1 800 661 6335 or

GIFT BASKET FRANCHISE FOR SALE. Home based in Kelowna, (Okanagan Territory) $13,500 Includes gift baskets, product, ribbon etc. Also website, email, head office support, gift basket designs, selling & accounting etc. Serious enquiries only, Please Call 778-753-4500 NEW Online Franchise Sales & Marketing Included No experience Required 250-718-1847


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ARE YOU EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL DISTRESS? Relief is only a call away! Call 250-979-4357 to set up your FREE consultation in Pentiction. Donna Mihalcheon CA,CIRP 31 years experience. BDO Canada Limited Trustee in Bankruptcy, #200 -1628 Dickson Avenue, Kelowna, BC. V1Y 9X1

OLIVER Fruit House, 3496 Fitzgerald Rd, Kelowna is looking for farm workers for cherry harvest & general farm work. Seasonal, 40hrs/wk minimum, 7 days/wk weather permitting. $10.25/hr, Cherry harvest at piece rate. Email resumes to



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DENTAL HYGIENIST. Have you always wanted to have the time you need to spend with your patients to attain a healthy result? We have a full time MATERNITY LEAVE position available in our modern, well-equipped office, with the possibility of continued work after. Please call 545-5604, or drop off a resume to Dr. Rex Hawthorne at 101-4005 27th street Vernon BC V1T4X9. JOBS! JOBS! JOBS! No experience necessary, we will train. Must be 18+yrs. of age. Students Welcome. 250-8603590


Class 1 Drivers to haul dry vans Western Canada & US. Only drivers with 2 years exp. & US border crossing capability. Local Drivers also required. Dedicated tractors, paid drops, direct deposit. No phone calls Fax 250-546-0600


WOIDA Verla Doreen

Of Penticton, BC, passed away peacefully on April 28, 2012 at the age of 80 years. She is survived by her loving children; Karen (Kirk), Larry (Valdine), Craig (Janice), Blair (Leah), eleven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Sadly predeceased by her husband, Albert, daughter, Janice and brother, Grant; Verla will be sadly missed. A Celebration of Verla’s life will be held Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. from The Fraternal Order of Eagle’s Lodge, 1197 Main Street, Penticton. Memorial tributes may be made to Moog & Friends Hospice House, 1701 Government Street, Penticton, BC V2A 8J7. Condolences may be sent to the family through Parkview Chapel at

Employment Help Wanted Experienced Janitors needed for office cleaning immed. Transportation req’d. Fax resume to: 250-764-6460, Tel: 250-764-6466 Email: evergreenbuilding

Peach City Medical is seeking a personable, in dependant multi-tasking leader to work as a part time receptionist on weekends and holidays, no medical training necessary, opportunity to grow into full time position, drop resume off at 3090 Skaha Lake Rd.

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Employment Help Wanted MIDTOWN RV Ltd, Western Canada’s largest Newmar Motorhome dealer, has 2 positions available: An RV salesperson - Applicant MUST have RV knowledge. A warranty person/parts retail clerk. Should have prior knowledge of warranty procedures and inventory. Please submit a resume in person at: 310 Industrial Ave W. Penticton, BC, V2A 9B3 or Fx: 250-492-0430 or Em:

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A rewarding franchise business opportunity for PET LOVERS!

Bosley’s Pet Food Plus is offering exciting business opportunities to entrepreneurs who wish to open a pet et specialty store and make a difference in their community. We offer: fer: • Over 30 years of expertise • Loyal customer base • Buying power with access to more than 200 vendors • Hands-on training and operations support • Established brand with marketing and advertising support • Opportunities in growing markets Now is the time to turn BC’s passion ion for pets into a rewarding businesss venture. Contact Mark Sonik at 1-800-738-8258 ext 3214 or




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Happy 50th Anniversary Mom and Dad Lawrence & Eleanor Patton May 5th, 1962 Love Darren & Dwane




PHIL Phil passed away peacefully on April 24th, 2012 at the age of 44 years. After a lengthy battle with cancer, fought with the utmost dignity, he will be sadly missed by his wife Kim and sons Ben and Matt, parents Trish and Adrian and sister Kathryn. Respecting his wishes, a private service has been held. Please, no flowers by request. Condolences may be sent to the family through

Born August 10, 1933, remembered as Bill, Bert, Dad, Grandpa, Baba and Papa passed away peacefully on April 30, 2012 at the Moog Hospice House with all his family at his side. Bill was born in Bienfet Saskatchewan where he met the “girl of his dreams” Lenora Mantei. They married on July 1953 and shortly relocated to Penticton due to Lenora’s health with four little children in tow; Grant (Susan) Konopaki, Gwen Shaw, Berva (Ken) Kuroda and Barbara (Jerry) Badgley. Bill’s career started in the family coal mine but quickly went on to learning the millwork industry. Once relocated in Penticton, he worked for Penticton Building Supplies for a number of years, until he founded Heritage Millwork and Windows in 1983 and continued to work, until illness forced him into retirement at 76 years of age. Although Papa worked tirelessly, his true love and passion were his wife, children and grandchildren; Chad (Lauren), Brennan, Ryan, Cody, Leanne, Alexa, Meaghan and Brayden. Papa was involved in his children’s lives in many activities and sports. He was heavily involved with the Penticton Minor Hockey Association and the Penticton Minor Baseball Association. His greatest joy was watching his children aspire in anyway they desired which carried on down to his grandchildren. You could catch Bill at any hockey or baseball game an hour before it started always in his favorite seat watching his grandchildren. Papa was known for having the biggest teddy bear heart and his pride and joy, his grandchildren, certainly knew and felt the warmth of that heart. His generous heart and unconditional love for his family are what kept him alive for so many years. A memorial service will be held on May 5, 2012 at 3:30 PM at the Concordia Lutheran Church, on South Main Street. We ask all who have known Bill to join us in celebrating the life of truly remarkable man. The Konopaki family would like to extend their greatest gratitude to Dr. John Surkan and the nurses at the Hospital and Andy Moog House for their continuous support and generosity during Bill’s life and passing. Memorial tributes may be made to the Concordia Lutheran Church or The Penticton Hospital Foundation. Condolences may be sent to the family through Providence Funeral Homes Parkview Chapel (250) 493-1774

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Roy William Jensen Born February 5, 1954 in Motherwell, Scotland; passed away peacefully at home April 27, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Christine Lind; daughters, Sarah and Heather Raeburn; parents Andrew and Nan of Symington, Scotland; sister, Karen (Michael) Coyle of Cyprus; brother, Andrew (Sarah) Raeburn of Peebleshire, Scotland; nieces, Debbie, Vickie and Emma; nephews, Michael and Wee Andrew, as well as his new-found sisters and brothers, Erica, Kristin, Dana, and David all of the U.S. and countless friends. Predeceased by his birth father, Leon Jensen of Hortonville, Wisconsin. Roy came to Canada as a trained cabinet maker in 1981 and started his family. He attended UBC and received his Bachelor of Education, and became a shop teacher at Princess Margaret School. He started his own company, Highlander Renovations, and many will remember the decks, walkways, additions and stairs he built for them. He was a true lover of wood working who cared deeply for his family and loved animals. In 2010 he became a Canadian citizen but he kept Scotland in his heart and was a true Scotsman to the end. A Celebration of Roy’s life will be held on Friday, May 11, 2012 starting at 4:00pm at the Fraternal Order of Eagles #4281, 1197 Main Street, Penticton. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the local BCSPCA, 2200 Dartmouth Drive, Penticton, B.C., V2A 7W7 in Roy’s name. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting




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RV PARK in Penticton requires a mature couple with RV. (No pets pls). Required to work 5 days a week - June 22 to Sept 1st. Office / computer skills. Outside duties. Remuneration: free RV pad, contract wage. Resume requested.

SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES Panorama Mountain Village is looking to fill a variety of summer positions. To see full job descriptions and apply go to employment

SAND BLASTER wanted in Winfield. Experienced. Please fax resume to 250-766-1350 or phone 250-862-1345




Tailor/Seamstress Elliott Row Men’s Wear is now accepting applications for a part-time tailor/seamstress position. Quali¿ed applicants must have men’s wear, women’s wear and denim experience. Elliott Row offers a strong wage package, Àexible hours, and an enjoyable work atmosphere. Resumes can be dropped off at 334 Main St. Penticton between 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Resumes can also be forwarded by email to: Westminster Party & Tent Rentals looking to hire a friendly, out-going personality person for a multi-task, fulltime store assistant position. Duties: front counter customer service, answering calls, booking of rentals, help cleaning of rental returns (tableware). Please apply in person w/resume at: 357 Okanagan Ave. E, Penticton

Career Opportunities

Cleaning Services House Cleaning & More Services, weekly/bi-weekly, call MaidsPlus 250-809-7977, Penticton

Medical/Dental RNS - Bayshore Home Health is recruiting casual on-call nurses. Assessment, supervision, foot care, IV drug therapy or training experience preferred. Weekday afternoon availability ideal. Competitive salary and benefits. Resumes and references to

Trades, Technical RV Technician wanted. Experience necessary, Send resumes to: or fax to 250-497-8992 or apply at Advance RV ltd. 1756 Alba rd., Ok Falls BC

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Handypersons Reno’s, landscaping, decks, fences, painting, retaining walls, dump hauls, will do anything, (250)809-1454

Financial Services NEED HELP MANAGING YOUR DEBT? Call FREE 1-877-220-3328 Licensed, Government Approved, Canadian Company.

Home Improvements BELCAN Painting & Renos Licensed-Insured-WCB, Painting, Tiles, Flooring, Finishing Carpentry, Kitchen & Bath Reno’s. Call Len 250-486-8800

BWR Contracting, From Ground Up to Grass Down, Your Complete Builder. New construction or renos, specializing in ICF buildings, farm buildings, window/door replacing, flooring & siding. Two/Five/Ten Warranty, Insured, WCB. Penticton raised 48 years. Free Estimates. Call Bruce (250)488-2471.

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Cleaning Services Ana’s House & Office Cleaning service, reliable, exc ref’s, Move in-Move out, (778)4762227 Penticton & area

Rob Hurren Carpentry, renovations big and small, kitchen and bath remodeling, doors trim work, finishing and more, professional design available, call Rob 250-809-7131

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Sentes Chevrolet is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic individual who would like become a member of the Sales Team. If you are interested in pursuing a professional sales career in the automotive industry please forward your resume to Our apprentice program and salary guarantee may be exactly what you are looking for.


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Shades on Main Restaurant is seeking responsible, eager candidates to join our team. SOME OF THE QUALIFICATIONS WE ARE SEEKING: • Motivation • Experience • Willing to learn our way • Positive attitude • Good work ethic • Cleanliness • Pride in tasks at hand

The Guard/Counter Clerk provides care and handling of incarcerated persons in the detachment. The successful candidate will have: x Completed Adult Correction Officer Program through the BC Justice Institute or equivalent; x Experience in the care and handling of incarcerated persons in a policing environment; x Knowledge of RCMP computer applications; RCMP policy and police radio equipment; x RCMP Enhanced Security Clearance; x First Aid Ticket and CPR Certificate; x Interpersonal Communication Skills (conflict resolution); x Strong ethics. The salary for this position is $20.20 per hour. If you are interested in this challenging opportunity, please forward your resume by 4:00pm, Monday, May 14, 2012 to:

Apply to: Shades on Main, 1909 Main Street or by email: no phone calls please. ONLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED

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The City of Penticton, Human Resources 171 Main Street, Penticton BC V2A 5A9 Quote Competition #12-41E We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position and advise that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

SAVE HST, BOOK NOW Journeyman Carpenter available for new home construction & reno’s. We do: framing, fencing, decks, garages, roofs, basements, siding soffit, facia etc. Serving the Okanagan, avail. by contract or hourly. 10% seniors disc., free estimates, book before May 18 and WE WILL PAY THE HST! Call now, (250)770-1314

VINYL DECKING Armor Decking sales & installation. **10 year warranty** Serving the Okanagan Valley for the past 9 yearsFree estimates for complete deck repairs Composite decking Structure repairs / Tiling S. Okanagan 250-490-5630 Kelowna 778-214-0824 email:


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Work Wanted BOOKKEEPER with over 20 years experience in small business accounting. I am now accepting new clients and I deal primarily with small to medium sized businesses. My services include A/R, A/P, Bank Reconciliation,HST Filing,Source Deductions Filling,Monthly Financial Statements and more. Contact: Lori G o l d s t r a n d Phone:250.496.5923

THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012 9 AM to 6 PM

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NURSES, Care Aides, Home Cleaners - Bayshore Home Health is hiring casual, on-call RNs, LPNs, certified care aides and experienced home cleaners. If you are: empathetic; personable; possess an outstanding work ethic; a “can do” attitude; a passion for superior client service, and a reliable vehicle, forward your resume to




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Bobcat with operator $50/hour. (250)488-2471 Cattle manure for sale, composted or fresh. Fir bark mulch.$20 per yard on orders over 30 yards. 250-838-6630. EMERALD CEDAR EDGING Buy Direct From Grower, 6ft.-10 for $240, Planting + Delivery available. Call Budget Nurseries 250-498-2189

Moving & Storage FAMILY Movers. Moving? Anything, anywhere. Local and long distance trips. Packing service available, weekly trips to Vancouver, Alberta, full and partial loads. Cheapest rates in the valley. Free Estimates, 250-493-2687

Painting & Decorating Here Come the Painters, local & in 11th year, interior/exterior, free estimate, 250-486-2331 Painting and Paper Hanging Excellent work. 35 years experience. Small jobs welcome. Dave Barnett Decorating 497-7912

Painting, Installs & Repairs. 20 yrs exp., References, Insured, Licensed, WCB, Timely & reasonable cost, Glenic Industries, Nick (250)486-2359

Rubbish Removal PENTICTON Junk Removal! Anything goes! Household waste, furniture and appliances to the dump 250-770-0827 Small soil gravel loads, delivery up to 6 yards. Call (250)488-2471

Swimming Pools/ Hot Tubs PENGUIN MFG. HOT TUB COVERS. 250-493-5706

Tree Services Walt’s Stump Grinding. For all your stump removal needs. Fast and friendly service, call 250-492-2494, 250-488-6401

Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay HAS to sell 300 round bale silage bales 4 ft 1000 + lbs Alfalfa grass mix Asking $ 30.00 or best offer Enderby Phone 250838-6684 HAY FOR SALE; Grass or Grass Alfalfa mix, Round bales $70 each, approx. 800lbs. Large square bales, 3x3x8, $160/ton. Delivery avail. on larger orders. 250838-6630 *HAY-SALES-GUARANTEED Quality Grass, Alfalfa, Mixed square bales, round bales & Silage bales. Delivery avail. (250)804-6081,(250)833-6763. McLeery Ranch, Armstrong. Alfalfa/Alfalfa Grass small squares, exc hay $6. Haylage $40., Dry Rounds $50.; 1250-546-0420, 250-503-8184

Livestock Foundation Bred Buckskin Quarter Horse Stud (cutting line), Kruggerrand Black Angus Bull & grass Calves for sale. (250)546-9766 Top Quality purebred 2 year old Hereford Bulls. 1-(250)577-3779 Pritchard BC

Penticton Western News Friday, May 4, 2012

Pets & Livestock

Livestock Shavings

Pets Adorable Shih tzu puppies, 1st shots, dewormed, vet cleared, ready to go. $400.ea 1(250)545-9199 DOBERMAN pups, Ready May 2. Females & males, $400.ea (778)212-2468 PUG Cross puppies, 1 female, 2 males. $250 each. (250)4975833 PUG pups, 3 females. 2 males, 1st shots. Ready May 10.$750.eaFirm 250-503-2354 SHELTIE puppies, CKC Reg. 12wks, 2nd shots, dewormed, Micro chipped. 250-542-4977

Merchandise for Sale

Appliances 18cuft Maytag Fridge, very good condition, (250)487-1354 Slight scratch and dent. SAVE HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS! Washer/Dryer set starting at $399. Ranges starting at $299 LG TV 50’’ $499.CANADIAN LIQUIDATORS 250-490-0554.

Auctions BC LIVESTOCK is holding a ranch equipment auction Saturday May 12th 11A.M. @ The Johnson’s on Duck Range Rd. Pritchard. Equipment is showroom quality. Tractors, haying equipment, tools, tack, lots of good antiques. View Website at F.M.I Call 250-573-3939

Building Supplies 2000 sqft, 3/4 x 8” larch floor planking, ready for install. $4500. (250)488-2471

Farm Equipment Cherry Hydro cooler, 2 compressors, 7.5hp & 5hp, stainless steel tank, 40-50 boxes per hour, good condition, $50,000obo, (250)498-9696 Echo Power Sprayer SHR-200E in good condition. Phone Hans (250)492-7599

Free Items free, used (250)497-6449


Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Garage Sales

Heavy Duty Machinery

8am-noon, Sat., May 5, quilting fabric, shop equipment, flooring, furniture, kid’s clothing, etc., 170 Wilton Cres.

Friendly service from Summerland since 1972 Les Porter 250-490-1132

Garage Sale, 1491 Balfour St., Sat., May 5, 8-12, household, clothes, patio set, furniture, saddles, horse tack, etc., Carmi School has sale & another on Balfour - too great to miss! Garage Sale, Sat., May 5, 8am-1pm, 295 Brandon Ave., rain or shine Gigantic 7 family yard sale, triple dresser & tables, 40 years of collectables, 7am, 137 Cossar Ave., off Fairview, Sat., May 5, BBQ by donation 1-2pm, everyone welcome Huge Indoor Garage Sale May 04 Friday 4-7, May 06 Sunday 8-3. 143 Yorkton Ave. Antiques & collectables, bikes, tires, household items, Lots of Disney items, something for everyone. Huge Yard Sale, 198 Dafoe Pl., 3 households, downsizing, upright freezer, ac unit, furniture, etc., Sat., 9am-2pm Mammoth Estate Sale, household, furniture, art, paintings, limited edition prints, gardening tools, misc., Sat. & Sun., 8-2, 2131 Naramata Rd. Massive Church garage sale, Victory Church, 352 Winnipeg St., all proceeds donated to Missions and Penticton Women & Need Society, Bake Sale, hot dogs & refreshments, Sat., May 5, 9am-1pm MASSIVE Multi Family Yard Sale, craft supplies, Avon products, books, records, dvd’s, antiques, furniture. Way too much to list. May 5th, 1454 Balfour St. 8:00 am. Come Early. MOVING On Sale! Saturday May 5 8:30 am to noon. 22-3096 South Main St. Lots of household items, furniture, etc. Rain or Shine. Please do not block driveways!

Moving sale, lots of good quality items at great prices, Sat., 8am-1pm, 601 Corbitt Dr. multi family, 465 Hansen St., Sat., May 5, 8am-1pm, rain or shine Multi-family, gifts for Mom, many other items, Sat., May 5, 8:30-3pm, 692 Churchill Ave. Multi-family, Sat., May 5, 9am3pm, Miller St. & Woods Ave., Trout Creek, Summerland Multi-family Yard Sale, 180 Bracewell Dr., Sat., May 5, 8am-noon PENTICTON UNITED CHURCH




MAIN & ECKHARDT FRI MAY 4th 4-7PM SAT MAY 5th 8:30-1PM COLLECTIBLES, PLANTS, HARDWARE, TOYS, BOOKS, TOOLS 25 cents ADMISSION Something for everyone, Sat. May 5, 8-2. 302 Upper Bench Rd South (up Haven Hill) tools, house and yard items, Sat., May 5, Sun, May 6, 9am3pm, 612-4th St, 607-A&B 4th St. Keremeos Yard sale, Sat, 8am-1pm, 1641 Carmi Ave., dble bed, dressers, etc., exercise bike, office stuff, some building materials, large variety of misc. items, rain or shine


• Apartment Size Dinette Sets • Sofas & Hide-a-Bed • Vilas Maple Tables • Dining Room Table Sets • Dressers & Night Stands New items coming in daily 27

A- STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges / Equipment Wheel loaders JD 644E & 544A / 63’ & 90’ Stiff boom 5th wheel crane trucks/Excavators EX200-5 & 892D-LC / Small forklifts / F350 C/C “Cabs”20’40’45’53’ New/ Used/ Damaged /Containers Semi Trailers for Hiway & StorageCall 24 Hrs 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB

Medical Supplies Nearly new 4-wheel electric scooter, $1800. 250-490-0349

Misc. for Sale 1991 Knight Car Dolly $1,000 OBO. Perfect for towing mid to small vehicles. Recently rewired, repacked bearings, 2 sets of straps, 13” & 15”. It’s ugly but works great & tows wonderfully. Located in Nelson. Call 250-354-7471. 1995 Kodiak Camper 9’5” Brand new air condition $7,500. Call home 250-4992161 cell 250-502- 5000 Aluminum rack with rollers for boat, fits 2007 Silverado with shortbox. $750 (250)497-6165 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 HP M425 Digital camera w/case, 5.0 Megapixels, $25, Panasonic fax machine, c/w extra ink, film, cord & instruction book, $85obo, Optex Digital scanner for 35mm slides & negatives, turns them into digital photos, $50obo, (250)4999594 MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE Sunday, May 6 ONLY. Household items, hardware, fixtures; Baby crib; Children’s toys, books; Windsurfing gear; 714 Marron Valley Rd. (on corner of 3A Hwy) Kaleden (250) 497-8012

New 4 wheel electric scooter, value $3000, sell $1700 firm, (250)492-8498

Misc. Wanted Local Coin Collector buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic, Gold & Silver Coins. Call Chad 250-499-0251

Musical Instruments Guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, band & string instruments, music books & access., music lessons, sales & rentals, Skaha Sound, 51 Nanaimo Ave. E, 250-492-4710

Apt/Condo for Rent

Heavy Duty Machinery

burgundy leather couch, 2 chairs, brown ottoman, (250)490-9966 Matching sofa, loveseat & chair, new condition, phone (250)488-8163

Will pay cash for oversized scrap steel, cats, yarders, saw mill equipment, farm equipment, etc. All insurance in place to work on your property. 250-260-0217

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent


(250) 770-1948 Property Management 101-3547 SKAHA LAKE RD. Skaha Pl.: 1 Bdrm, f/s, a/c, main floor. Secure Pent. Ave. 1 & 2 bdrm, F/S, W/D, A/C, storage, carport pkg. $69500 & $74500 incl. bldg. Pkg. $60000 incl. water water Naramata: 1 Bdrm 900 sq.ft suite, f/s, d/w, w/d, f/p, garage. Partial wrap around deck with Downtown: 1 bdrm/bach, F/S, A/C, decks, incl. pkg. $55000-$60000 incl. util & cable extraordinary view. $900 incl. utilities

Kingsview Properties

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Utilities Included

Utilities Included


Sporting Goods

Apt/Condo for Rent

FUN for all ages: Is shooting a firearm on your bucket list? Try it on Sunday May 6, 10-2 at the Kelowna & District Fish & Game Club’s “JUG SHOOT” Sponsored by The Best Little Gun Shop Around, Weber & Markin, 4-1691 Powick Rd, Kel 250-762-7575. Tues-Sat, 10-6.

Real Estate Acreage for Sale $164,020 11.8 acres cabin Arrow Lakes area 250-269-7328 Pic’s email 3 Acres, Whitevale Area, Lumby. Flat, trees, drilled well, Services to driveway. Price $230,000.00 + HST OBO. 250-547-6932. HOBBY FARM 9.96 Acres, 3-bdrm, log house, full basement, all cleared land, $459,900 10min Northwest of Vernon. (250)546-8630

For Sale By Owner 1bdrm Condo, 653sqft, good condition, storage, private parking, laundry onsite, AC, balcony, transit out front, $99,500, tenant in place, quiet & very clean, (250)493-2199 HOUSE for sale: 1/2 duplex rancher fully updated. Centrally located. Bright and clean - Excellent investment property or retirement home. Fenced and backyard, carport, new gutter w/ leaf guard, ‘07 roof, washer/dryer, fridge/stove, central a/c and NO STRATA FEES!!! If interested please call 250-488-0771 to view. Email:

Houses For Sale ******* Where smart sellers meet smart buyers! View Thompson Okanagan properties for sale.// Selling? No Commission. (250) 545-2383 or 1-877-291-7576

Mobile Homes & Parks RETIRE IN Beautiful Southern BC, Brand New, Opening May 2012. COPPER RIDGE. Manufactured Home Park, New Home Sales. Keremeos, BC 250-462-7055.

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 1 & 2 bdrm, newly reno’d suites. Secured access, util incl, near hospital, bus route and close to all amenities, n/p, n/s 250-938-7146 296 & 298 Maple St., 3 or 4 bdrm, basement, garage, also 207-1410 Penticton Ave., 2bdrm, call 250-490-1215, 250-486-3791


256 Westminster Ave. W. Showroom Open 10-5 778-476-5919

Merchandise for Sale

$660 $695 $670

Skaha Place, 1 bdrm grd flr, coin op laundry, fridge, stove, walk to beach. Avail. May 1 (A355) Grd flr, large bach, insuite laundry hook up, f, s, large patio, sec’d parking. Avail. June 1 (CD105) Near dwntwn, and OK Beach, 1 bdrm apt, 3rd flr walk up, incl. cable and free laundry. Avail. NOW (ITA303) Near IGA, top floor, walk up very bright, 1 bdrm, f, s, coin op laundry. Avail. June 1 (KBD304) 2 bdrm apt near dwntwn, f, s, coin-op laundry, bike shed, patio. Avail. NOW (SHM) 55+ 1 bdrm apt near downtown, hardwood floors, f, s, a/c, includes heat, hot water & cable. Extra Storage. Avail. May 1 (WT)


296 & 298 Maple St. 3 bdrm townhouses 250-490-1215 207-1410 Penticton Ave. 2 bdrm, apt. 149-1458 Penticton Ave. 3 bdrm, full basement 3 bdrm daylight basement suite in Summerland 13611 Bloomfield 250-490-1700 250-486-3791


Apt/Condo for Rent

Homes for Rent

Penthouse, 3bdrm at Lakeshore towers, facing lake, nicest in Penticton, granite counter-tops, all appl., extremely spacious, 2 secure parking, avail. July 1, 1-2 year lease, $2750, call Dennis at Realty Executives, (250)493-4372

511 FORESTBROOK. 5 bed 2000 sq.ft. house with basement and fenced yard. $1200 plus utilities. 250-490-5077

Commercial/ Industrial


241 Scott Avenue 1 & 2 Bedroom from $695 to $795 Cable Included, 40+ Building, No Smoking, No Pets, Secure Building, Parking, Balcony

2 MONTHS FREE RENT on 1024 sqft., 2148 sqft., 2280 commercial/whse/ office spaces avail. on Government St in Penticton FREE local use of moving truck for move-in, FREE advertising on LED road sign call 250-493-9227 APPLE Plaza 770sq.ft, suited for food related retail business, also 2300 sq.ft. available. Call Barbara 250-492-6319 Shop rental, Industrial area, 800 & 1200 sqft, priced to rent, (250)492-8324, 250-809-0728

Duplex / 4 Plex

250-488-1800 250-488-2881 2bdrm 2ba, near Skaha Lake in Skaha 1, all appl., air, secure park, 1 year lease, avail June 1, call Dennis at Realty Executives, (250)493-4372 2bdrm main floor, end unit, 150 Skaha Pl, adult building, NP, NS, damage dep. Avail now, $750, (250)492-8048 3bdrm at Verana, 2 secure parking stalls, all appl., patio w/small yard, avail. now, 1 year lease, $1200, call Dennis at Realty Executives, (250)493-4372 900sqft 2bdrm Apt, newly reno’d, incl. in suite w/d, $850 + util,n/p, n/s, Avail. June 1, 250486-3539,1-888-669-9844 BACHELOR apt in historic house on bus route, n/p, n/s quiet, responsible person, lakeview, furn’d $600/mo, 250-492-6319 Beautiful character 1 bdrm apt, historic bldg, burgundy walls, oak flrs, quiet street, n/p, n/s, seek clean quiet person(s), 250-770-0536 FURNISHED or un-furnished apt for rent in Princeton, Avail. now, need excellent ref’s & DD. No pets., rent starts at $525/mo., Call 250-295-1006 leave a message.

5bdrm duplex, 2 kitchens, 2bath, laundry room, $1400+util., (250)462-5228 AVAIL June 1st 1200 sq ft top floor of duplex. 3 BR, 1 Bath, deck & covered parking. F,S,W,D. NS/NP. $1100 + utilities. Pets negotiable. 250 462-1986

Bright, 2bd, walk-out, near DT, hw/laundry incl., ns, cat ok, June 1, $725, (250)486-6930 KEREMEOS - Seniors 2 bdrm Duplex, near downtown, small fenced yard, 1 pet OK, 5 appl., $625/month + utilities. Avail. immediately. 250-499-9253 OK Falls 2bdrm in quiet 4plex, $800+util, n/s, pets ok. Call Bronwyn @ Royal LePage 250-497-5541 PENT, on bus route, ground level, 2bdrm, 6appl, ns, cat neg, 2 parking spots, storage, patio, garden. $900(incl water) +utils. 250-493-3141 SUMMERLAND, near town, 2bdrm, 1bath, ns, np, $800+ util., (250)494-9331

Misc for Rent 1 bdrm carriage house in Summerland. 670 sq ft, large covered deck. $800/mo plus utilities. NS NP. 250-490-7451

Homes for Rent 2 bdrm house in Summerland, 10 min from town. $1,000/mo includes heat. 250-460-2286

Country living, view lot, privacy, 10 mins south of OK Falls, 3 bdr, 1.5 bath, older cozy home. $850/mo incl garbage pickup & water, n/s. (250)4983178 FOR RENT Multi-family Units 2 & 3 bdrms, some w/basements Near school. No pets. LOCKE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT LTD. 528 Main St. Penticton BC 250-492-0346 Summerland, 1bdrm newer house, orchard setting, New s/f/m/w/d, shower, Suitable for working singles or couples only, adults only, n/p, n/s, $700/mo.+util ($75-$150) Avail. now. Pictures avail., 250 494 4666 Summerland, brand new, 3200 sqft. 3 bdrm + den, 2.5 bath, central air/heat, n/s, pets neg $1700 +utils (250)488-2471

Motels,Hotels LARGE 1bdrm suites & bachelor suites, avail for rental until June 2012. Fully furnished, utilities/cable incl., quiet location, near Mall & bus route. Call Valley Star Motel 250-492-7205.

Recreation Water Front lot (50’x100’) for rent year round. North end Okanagan Lake (604)7943318 or 250-542-2517 Mike

Rooms for Rent Room for rent, Close to OK lake. Room and sitting room. Private entrance, Share bathroom and kitchen. Fully furnished. Avail. immediately, $500/mo., 250-490-4717

Shared Accommodation 2bdrm suite, shared kitchen, $650, no pets, 152 Heather Pl., (250)492-4832 Room for rent in my home, $450-600 incls everything. (250)492-2543

Suites, Lower

3 Bedroom, 1 1/2 bathrooms, lakeview home on 5 acre orchard in Kaleden. Available June 1st $1,050 per month. Call 250-497-8039

1BDRM on Wiltse, utilities incl, n/s, n/p, ref’s req., $700/mo, avail now 250-492-2908 or 250-490-1025

Winfield, 3 bdrm, 2 bath house, quiet area, $1295 + util.,n/s, n/p,250-548-3378.

1bdrm suite, util incl., ns, ref’s req., $680/mo., (250)4627606, avail. June 1






EXECUTIVE CONDO $1600 Lakeshore 3, 7th flr exec condo, 2 bath, eng h.w. floors, ss appliances, fitness room, pool and hot tub. Avail. NOW (OT403)

HOUSES: $1000 3 bdrm lower duplex, 1 bath, 5 appl, laminate flrs, recently updated. Avail. NOW (H721-1) $1100 Freshly painted, new laminate floors. Near McNicoll School and bus transit, quiet 3 bdrm + 1 1/2 duplex with finished basement, f, s, d/w. Avail. May 1 (H615-4) $1400 OK Falls, reno’d 3 bdrm house with in-law suite garage large deck and newer kitchen. Avail. NOW (H671) Prospective tenants must complete an application form at:

280 MAIN STREET, PENTICTON, B.C. V2A 5B2 PHONE: 250-493-4372 - Only qualified applicants will be contacted.

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Suites, Lower

Cars - Sports & Imports

2Bdrm, 1bath, f/s, w/d, Husula Highlands area. $850/mth incl util. 250-492-7182 2bdrm basement suite, ns, np, quiet people, $800 (incl.util.), (250)493-8961 2BDRM, near Wiltse school in Penticton, n/s, n/p no-laundry 250-486-6357, 250-460-2476 Brand new, 2bdrm basement suite, Uplands area, w/d/f/s, mature working people, ns, np, $900, 250-486-8650 HIGHLAND motel suites avail now n/pets. 1140 Burnaby Ave 250-488-2206 Summerland, 3bdrm, f/s, shared laundry, new paint, carpets & flooring, ns, np, $900+1/2 util., call Judy, 250486-1863 Wiltse area, 2bdrm ground level, w/d/dw, close to school, util. incl. a/c, small pet,ns, ref’s req, $800, (250)493-2109








Scrap Car Removal

Trucks & Vans

2001 Yamaha Road Star 1600, completely custom show bike, custom paint, wheels, raked, 250 rear tire, Avon tires, Bob pipes, Dakota speedo/tach, over $30,000 invested, $9900, 250-490-6046

2008 Everest 34ft 5th wheel, excellent condition, 3 slides w/covers, winter pkg, 3 holding tanks, outdoor shower, magic fan, electric awning, all vents covered, 50 amp service, $36,500obo, (250)276-3134

Scrap Batteries Wanted We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288 Scrap car removal, will pay up to $120.We are licensed & insured, more weight, more money,250-328-8697, Pent.

2- 2011 Yamaha 50CC scooters with helmets $4000 for both (250)497-6165

1988 Vanguard/Ford 460 FI. Class C, 27ft., rear bdrm, twin beds. Must see, exceptional condition for age. Very clean, comfortable, many new items ie: Coach battery, near new tires, 96,000km. Asking $10,500 OBO. Call 250-7638004 or

1991 27’ Ford Vanguard Motorhome. very clean, all appl work perfectly, Flat screen tv, walk around bed, mechanically mint condition, Automatic transmission/overdrive. Only 91,000kms, Asking price $9,950 (250)545-3238 1998 21 ft Four Winds, low kms, chev chassy, $24,000. obo Call Rod. (250)540-2655 1998 23ft Sportsman 5th Wheel, sleeps 6, Q bed, lots of storage, awning, well looked after, hitch included, $7800, 250-494-1396 19’ Prowler Trailer in excellent shape $7500. (250)497-6165 2009 28’ Cougar 5th wheel. 1 super slide, Arctic pkg, transferable warrenty. $26,000. 250-765-1633

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1975 Red MG, Model MGB, refurbished, ready to go, $9000, 250-494-5444 2005 Honda S2000, 82K, car cover, service manual, exc/ cond $20,995. (250)542-6915 97 Pontiac Firebird. Leather seats, T-roof. Exc. condition. Call 250-494-0117 to view. TR7 Spitfire, good shape. $6500. (250)497-6165


Recreational/Sale 1981 Chevy 18’, ClassC motorhome, 145,000kms, nice condition, $7500, 250-558-7888

Suites, Upper Regional District Okanagan-Similkameen

Summerland, close to downtown, 3bdrm, 2ba, f/s/w/d/dw, single car garage, huge patio, ns, np, avail. June 1, ref’s req., $1100+ 1/2 util, Judy, 250486-1863

Scrap Car Removal

Sport Utility Vehicle

1AA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Min $60 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 250-899-0460

1997 green Ford Explorer, 4WD, V6, clean, good cond. Asking $2400. (250)497-5515

1997 Chev Venture Van, V6, auto, a/c, loaded, excel cond. $2150 OBO. 250-462-3505 2007 GM one ton, dually diesel, full load, electric seat, windows, door canopy, running boards, 165,000kms, very good condition. Asking $27,900 obo. Call Robert 778476-4698 2007 Pontiac Montana 3.9 V6, ac/pw/pl, 7 pass, 191,000 kms, $5900 obo 250-307-0002 Dodge Dakota Sport 2001, standard, 4x4,V6 180,000kms, $6200. 250-308-4337 Hank.

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NOTICE OF OTHER VOTING WEST BENCH WATER SUPPLY and DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM PUBLIC NOTICE is given to the electors within the West Bench Water Supply and Distribution System Service Area, that a vote will be held on: General Voting will be held on: Saturday, June 2, 2012 8:00 am to 8:00 pm West Bench Elementary School 1604 West Bench Drive, Penticton, BC




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Advance Voting opportunities will be held on:

Housekeeping matters including: Development Permit Information Temporary Use Permits Watercourse Development Permit Areas

Used Tires, Huge Selection of used tires and wheels in stock. We might have what you need. Prices vary according to size and quality. Starting at $25.00. Call us or drop in to Larsens Excel 555 Okanagan Ave East 250-492-5630 Penticton

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen 101 Martin Street, Penticton, BC Elector Registration

PUBLIC MEETING: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 – 7:00 pm RDOS Board Room 101 Martin St., Penticton

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The purpose of this meeting is to outline proposed changes and gain public input on upcoming Amendment Bylaws. The RDOS Planning Department has proposed changes to the Official Community Plans for Electoral Areas ‘A’, ‘C’, ‘D’, ‘E’ and ‘F’ regarding Development Approval Information, the use of Temporary Use Permits within all zones, and updates to Watercourse Development Permit Area requirements based on recent case law. Copies of the proposed changes will be available online, at the meeting and at the Regional District Office. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT PLANNING SERVICES: Telephone: 250-490-4107 Fax: 250-492-0063 Web:


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NOTICE OF APPLICATIONS FOR SCRUTINEERS OTHER VOTING WEST BENCH WATER SUPPLY and DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM On Saturday, June 2, 2012 qualified electors within the West Bench Water Supply and Distribution System Service Area will be voting on the following question:

The purpose of Bylaw No. 2590, 2012 is to authorize the Regional District to borrow a sum not to exceed $4,050,000 (four million and fifty thousand dollars) for the capital costs associated with the upgrade of the West Bench Water Supply and Distribution System situated within a portion of Electoral Area F of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen.

Scrutineers for and against the question must be appointed if applications are received from persons who wish to volunteer for the positions. Only persons entitled to vote as electors on the question shown above are entitled to act as scrutineers. One scrutineer for and one scrutineer against the question will be appointed for each voting place if sufficient applications are received.


Cars - Domestic 1994 Chrysler Concord, V6, auto, 274K, loaded, runs and looks great, $2000obo, (250)493-6404 2002 Chevy Cavalier, needs fuel pump.$1500.(250)4976165 2004 Z06 Corvette 405 hp 6 speed 29,000. kms 37,500. phone 542-8317.

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18 years of age or older Canadian citizen resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately preceding voting day (Monday, January 2, 2012) resident of OR registered owner of real property in the West Bench Water Supply and Distribution System Service Area for at least 30 days immediately preceding voting day (May 4, 2012) x not otherwise disqualified by law from voting. Non-Resident Elector Registration Non-Resident Electors meeting the requirements above, may register in advance or at the voting place. However, if you choose to register at the time you vote, you must produce proof that you are the registered owner of the property and that you have consent, in writing, from the majority of all owners to vote as the non-resident elector for the property. Check with the Regional District for more detailed explanation of registration procedures. Mail-in Ballot Voters in the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen are eligible to vote using a mail-in ballot if they:


“Are you in favour of the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen adopting West Bench Water Supply and Distribution System Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2590, 2012 to upgrade the water system in the West Bench Water Service area by entering into an agreement with the City of Penticton to purchase bulk water, construct a pump station, construct a transmission line from the pump station to the West Bench distribution system, install water meters and up-grade the distribution system at a total cost of $9,780,000; consisting of $5,730,000 Federal & Provincial grants and $4,050,000 borrowing?”

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There is no need to pre-register to vote as the registration of all electors for voting will take place at the time of voting. You will be required to make a declaration that you meet the following requirements:

Applications to act as a scrutineer will be received by the Chief Election Officer at the office of the: Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen 101 Martin Street, Penticton BC during the period: 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 9, 2012 to 4:30 p.m., Friday, May 18, 2012 Applications will only be received during regular office hours, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday during this period. Application forms are available at the Regional District office in Penticton or alternatively on the Regional District website > News and Events. Interested persons can obtain information on the requirements and procedures for making an application by contacting the following persons at the Regional District office (phone: 250.492.0237):

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Have a physical disability, illness or injury that affects their ability to vote at another voting opportunity. If voters expect to be absent from the Regional District on voting day and at the times of all advance voting opportunities.

To receive a mail-in ballot package you MUST first submit a Mail-in Ballot Application to the Regional District office between May 16, 2012 and May 31, 2012. If there is no challenge to registering you as an eligible elector, we will put your name on a list to receive a mail-in ballot package. The mail-in ballot package contains instructions, a ballot and the necessary return envelopes that will protect the secrecy of your vote. Non-Resident Property Electors MUST also complete Non-Resident Property Elector Application and Non-Resident Property Elector Consent forms to accompany the mail-in ballot application. In order for your ballot to be counted in the election, it is your responsibility to return the mail-in ballot package to West Bench Elementary School no later than 8:00 pm on General Voting Day – June 2, 2012. Mail in packages must be received by the Chief Election Officer by the close of the polling station(s) June 2, 2012 – 8:00 pm Identification All electors will be required to produce two pieces of identification that TOGETHER prove who they are and where they live. One of the pieces of identification MUST have a signature on it. SYNOPSIS OF PROPOSED BYLAWS

WEST BENCH WATER SUPPLY and DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM The purpose of Bylaw No. 2590, 2012 is to authorize the Regional District to borrow a sum not to exceed $4,050,000 (four million and fifty thousand dollars) for the capital costs associated with the upgrade of the West Bench Water Supply and Distribution System situated within a portion of Electoral Area F of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen. “Are you in favour of the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen adopting West Bench Water Supply and Distribution System Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2590, 2012 to upgrade the water system in the West Bench Water Service area by entering into an agreement with the City of Penticton to purchase bulk water, construct a pump station, construct a transmission line from the pump station to the West Bench distribution system, install water meters and up-grade the distribution system at a total cost of $9,780,000; consisting of $5,730,000 Federal & Provincial grants and $4,050,000 borrowing?” The estimated annual debt payment on $4,050,000 over 20 years is $298,000. The annual parcel tax per Residential or Business property will not exceed $850.00. The maximum tax rate is set by bylaw and is subject to elector assent. TAKE NOTICE that the above is a synopsis of the proposed bylaws and that this synopsis is not intended to be and is not to be understood as an interpretation of the bylaws. The full bylaws may be inspected at the Regional District office, 101 Martin Street, Penticton, BC during regular office hours, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday. Additionally the bylaws are available on the Regional District website at click on News & Events > Other Voting. For further information on the bylaws or the voting process, please call either at (250)492-0237:

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ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has Okie Dokie karaoke at 6:30 p.m. SOUTH MAIN DROP-IN Centre has Friday night dances with Destiny the Dance Band at 7:30 p.m. $5 per person. All welcome. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Entertainment by Diamond Road at 7 p.m. All members and guests welcome to their hall at 1197 Main St. ANAVETS HAS KARAOKE at 7 p.m. 890 WING OF South Okanagan Air Force Association gets together at 4 p.m. in the clubhouse at 126 Dakota Ave. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS HAS a big book meeting and 12x12 thumper group meets at 7:30 p.m. at 431 Winnipeg St. in Penticton. Naramata group is at 8 p.m. at 3740 3rd St. In Summerland, the step study meeting is at 7:30 p.m. at 13204 Henry Ave. Nooners meetings are Monday to Friday at noon at 361 Ade Ave. OLIVER GRANDMOTHER’S FOR Africa present Kazuri Jewelry at Medici’s Gelateria from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 9932-350th Ave. in Oliver. View artistic handmade ceramic jewelry. Each piece is made by Kenyan women. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has fish and chips at 11:30 a.m. and Cinco de Mayo Mexican dinner and entertainment.


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has crib at 10 a.m., dropin darts/pool, meat draw at 4:30 p.m. and dinner at 5:30 p.m. Entertainment provided by Hal. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS HAS the 12 Bells group at noon at 431 Winnipeg St., Penticton. Then at 8 p.m., the night group gathers at 431 Winnipeg St. In Summerland, the Grapevine meeting is at 8 p.m. at 13204 Henry Ave. UPLANDS ELEMENTARY SPRING swap and sell event will be at 145 Middle Bench Rd. from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. New and used items, coffee, snacks, kids activities and fun for the whole family. ROTARY PENTICTON CLUB has a lobster feast at 6 p.m. Nova Scotia lobster will be served. Alternate choices are barbecue chicken and ribs. Tickets are $60 per person. Dinner is at the Penticton Drop-In Centre. For tickets, call 250-493-4055. LILAC TEA FABULOUS Home Baking and Jewelry will take place at St. Saviour’s Anglican Parish Hall from 2 to 4 p.m. at 150 Orchard Ave. Admission is $5. I NTERNATIONAL WORKERS DAY will be celebrated at Gyro Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The celebration will include local musicians (Amazing Rubber Band, Nikita Afonso, Rhythm in Progress / with Bobby Bovenzi), guest speakers, community nonprofit groups, children’s activities (Granny Cass’ “fish” pond, Bubblez the Clown, face painting, and crafts.)

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Tickets are $10 at the door. PENTICTON NAVAL VETS Association has Battle of the Atlantic at 10:30 a.m. at the Legion. THE PENTICTON RADIO Control Club starts the off-road racing season at 3524 Eastside Road (Eastside Road & McLean Creek Road Junction).Registration is at 9:30 a.m. and racing at 10:30 a.m. B.C. BOOK PRIZES Okanagan and Kootenay Book tour will be at Hooked on Books at 1 p.m. Book lovers are encouraged to meet J.J. Lee, author of The Measure of a Man: The Story of a Father, a Son, and a Suit, shortlisted for the Hubert Evans nonfiction prize and Gary Kent, Fishing with Gubby, shortlisted for the Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award in 2011.

M ENTAL W ELLNESS CENTRE has Brown Bag family support group from noon to 1 p.m. weekly and individual support for family members from 2 to 4 p.m. weekly. FRATERNAL ORDER OF the Eagles has darts at 7 p.m. All members and guests welcome to the hall at 1197 Main St. R OYAL C ANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has ladies fitness at 10 a.m., bridge at 1 p.m. and NHL hockey at 5 p.m. SENIOR’S COMPUTER CLUB has sessions at 439 Winnipeg St. from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Call 250-770-7848 for more





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PENTICTON CONCERT BAND holds rehearsals every Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dixieland, Broadway, big band music, classical and more. New members welcome. Phone Gerald at 250809-2087 for info. ANAVETS HAS KARAOKE with Hazel at 7 p.m. THE PEACH BLOSSOM Chorus has Step Out, Have Fun, Come Sing from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Shatford Centre. S OUTH O KANAGAN TOASTMASTERS meet

every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Best Western in Osoyoos. Become a more confident speaker. Call Corinne at 250-6890676 for details. TOPS B.C. 4454 has weekly meetings from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at 445 Ellis St. Use back lane entrance. Meetings are downstairs. Phone Susan at 250-4965931 or Sally at 250492-6556. VICTORY CHURCH OF Penticton has a weekly men’s breakfast Bible study Tuesdays at 6 a.m. at Gathering Grounds Cafe on 756 Eckhardt Ave. AL-ANON for friends and family of alcoholics meets at 10:30 a.m. at 2800 South Main St. and 6:45 p.m. at 431 Winnipeg St. Call 250-490-9272 for information. SENIOR’S COMPUTER CLUB on 439 Winnipeg St. has membership information at 10:30 a.m. in the computer annex room. CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH Open House will be at CMHA Office at 2852 Skaha Lake Rd. from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This is an opportunity to learn about CMHA Services including our Living Life to the Full course. Become a CMHA member or volunteer and make a difference in the Mental Health of our community. Draw prizes at 7:15 p.m. 890 WING OF South Okanagan Air Force Association gets together for a gab and coffee every Tuesday at 9 a.m. at 126 Dakota Ave. O K A N A G A N C ALEDONIAN P IPE band practises from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Legion hall on Martin Street. All are welcome. ELKS CLUB ON Ellis Street has crib at 7 p.m. P ENTICTON N AVAL VETERANS meet every second Tuesday at 1 p.m. at 502 Martin St. PENTICTON CONCERT BAND rehearses at 7 pm. Intermediate to advanced musicians, as well as rusty encouraged to join the group. It is an opportunity to renew playing of an instrument in a concert band and an opportunity to join a vital musical group for personal enjoyment and camaraderie. Wide variety of musical selections.

The Penticton Concert Band is available for performances. Phone 250-809-2087 for info. F IRST B APTIST CHURCH in the Ark at 1498 Government St. has free drop-off program for elementary aged kids from 2:45 to 5 p.m. A safe place to play games (computers, Wii, PS3, Lego, pool, airhockey), make crafts, gym time, snacks. Everyone is welcome. PIECEFUL EVENING QUILT Guild meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Penticton Seniors Drop-in Centre on 2965 South Main St. For more info call Sue 250-492-0890, Fran 250-497-7850 or Penny-April 250 4938183. NOONERS MEETING AT 8 p.m. at 431 Winnipeg St. and young person’s group at 7:30 p.m. at 150 Orchard Ave. in the Outreach Centre. Call/text Guy at 250460-2466 or Niki at 250-460-0798. P E N T I C T O N TOASTMASTERS MEETS every Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Shatford Centre at 760 Main St. Toastmasters is an excellent way to enhance confidence, speaking, and leadership skills in a fun, supportive setting. Membership is open to anyone 18 and up. Guests are always welcome and allowed up to three free meetings. Call 250-4922362 for more info. PENTICTON GOLF AND Country Club has mixed spring bridge every Tuesday at 10 a.m.. For info, call 250-492-6884. SOUTH OKANAGAN/ SIMILKAMEEN Retired Teachers’ Association is having its first meeting at 11 a.m. at Savvios Family Restaurant at 34646 97th St. Oliver (across from SuperValu). All retired educators are welcome. A short inaugural meeting will be followed by lunch for those people who want to stay for lunch. Contact Stefan Cieslik at 250-4982988 if you plan to attend or, if you are unable to attend, but want to be involved. FRATERNAL ORDER OF the Eagles has euchre at 7 p.m. All members and guests welcome to the hall at 1197 Main St.

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