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PEN HIGH SCHOOL HAS PARTY OF THE CENTURY Joe Fries

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Pen High has produced some notable graduates over the years, including a few in the class of 1957. The class staged its 55-year reunion on Saturday in conjunction with the larger Pen High 100th anniversary celebrations. “When we were in school, we were a very socially-organized year going through. We were into sports, academics and social get-togethers,” said Allan Offenberger, who helped organize what was the group’s seventh reunion. “And it’s reÀected in our having gotten together so many times over the years. The ones you see here are (here) because they genuinely enjoy coming back and getting together.” Offenberger is a retired University of Alberta electrical engineering professor, a past-president of the Canadian Association of Physicists, has a planet named after him, and is considered one of Canada’s leading experts on fusion energy technology. Offenberger was joined by classmate Hugh Cleland, a member of one of Penticton’s founding families, who travelled back from Toronto for the shindig. Cleland’s resume includes a stint as a vice-president of the Toronto Stock Exchange and more recently as a business consultant. He said the class of ‘57 never seemed particularly tight-knit during high school, but that changed after its 10-year reunion. “I don’t think we thought we were so responsive to the idea until we did it,” he said. “And it was kind of fun.” So fun, in fact, it enticed Phil Montgomery to travel all the way from Australia. “I like these people. They’ve all

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achieved something in the time I’ve left them, and it’s very interesting to see the achievements that they’ve had,” he said. “We’re all aging, some of us have got physical problems, we’re not happy about things, but when we get together we do have a good time.” Montgomery was a 26-year-old produce manager for Safeway when the company transferred him to Australia to help establish its presence there. He went on to join the corporate world, before he retired to his macadamia nut farm and a turn as head of the Australian Nut Industry Council. Cal Meiklejohn has done pretty well for himself, too, although he didn’t graduate from Pen High until 1978. The well-known local architect co-chaired the Pen High 100 organizing committee with school principal Bill Bidlake and was pleased with the three-day celebration. “Everybody, including people having breakfast on Sunday morning, were meeting people they hadn’t seen in a long time and saying, ‘What a great show. What a great weekend,’” Meiklejohn said. “I didn’t hear one comment that wasn’t very positive.”

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While most of Penticton slept last Friday morning, nine teams of volunteers stealthily blanketed the city in search of intruders. In January, city council voted to go ahead with a deer cull to thin the herds that munch gardens and threaten safety, and a count was deemed necessary to gauge the size of the problem and get a sense of how big the cull should be. Although Friday’s count was executed with zero public fanfare so no one would disrupt the process, I was invited along as a media observer. My team consisted of city staffers Tyler Figgitt and Anthony Haddad, plus Mike Pearce, the former mayor and city councillor. Pearce brought the idea of a deer cull to council last summer while he was still in office. What follows is a detailed account of our deer-spotting ineptitude. 5:31: I arrive at City Hall precisely one minute late and a briefing is already underway. Biologist Brian Harris explains the finer points of deer counting: pay attention to the road; scope out alleys and lane-ways; avoid double-counting; don’t spill your coffee. 5:50: We four amigos saddle up and hit the road in our trusty Dodge Caravan. 5:56: We arrive in Zone 9 on South Main near where it splits with Skaha Lake Road. Our route extends south to Smythe Road. Pearce explains that Disney’s sympathetic portrayal of deer in Bambi is responsible for public resistance to the cull. “Without Walt Disney, we wouldn’t be having this discus-

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MIKE PEARCE, TYLER FIGGITT AND ANTHONY HADDAD formed one of the nine posses sent out last Friday to count Penticton’s deer population.

sion,” Pearce says. 6:02: I spot a small deer towing a cart in a yard on South Main. Turns out it’s actually a ceramic lawn ornament and the deer might actually be a donkey. 6:06: We roll into the Dauphin mobile home park. “We get loads of complaints from these guys,” Haddad says. He goes on to explain that the park has generated 40 or 50 of the roughly 300 deer complaints the city has received since September. Today looks to be complaint-free. 6:23: A few blocks south we spot an el-

derly lady watering the garden in front of her condo. “Have you seen any deer?” Figgitt asks. “Do I live here?” she replies. “No, have you seen any deer?” Figgitt asks again. “I don’t see any,” she says. 6:24: I ask Haddad, an Aussie, if there are deer down under. He says yes, but adds kangaroos are more of a nuisance there. In fact, some cities have apparently culled kangaroos on humanitarian grounds because they were unwell due to overpopulation. “But they had

the army come in and do that,” he says. Pearce brightens at this and suggests inquiring with MP Dan Albas about whether our Canadian Forces are busy. 6:43: “I thought you would have had one tied down on your front lawn,” Haddad says to Pearce as we pass the former mayor’s home. “I’ve got a picture of me riding one,” Pearce offers. 6:59: Pearce whips out his iPhone to check the price of his Apple Inc. shares. 7:06: Pearce begins extolling the virtues of his iPad. I wonder if he’s pumping the stock. 7:11: With zero deer in the bag, we head back to City Hall. “Maybe we’ve got to start at 4:30 next time,” Haddad suggests. Back in the war room, the counters eat muffins and chat with Harris, the biologist, while waiting for the stragglers. City operations boss Mitch Moroziuk’s crew is last. He reports seven deer, the highest of any team, and brings the grand total to 20. Harris explains that there is no way to know the true number of deer in the city. At this time of year, he says, deer are likely hiding with newborn fawns, or feeding back up in the hills where food has once again become plentiful and the animals don’t have to put up with humans. Haddad says details of the count will be provided to council in June and it will be up to elected officials to decide how to proceed. Another count will probably be conducted in September with the cull, if still required, likely to happen in late fall. Deer would be trapped, then euthanized with a bolt gun, and the resultant venison provided to the Salvation Army food bank.

Halfway house proposed by OIB hits wall Joe Fries

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Chief Clarence Louie is used to calling the shots for the Osoyoos Indian Band, so it’s no wonder he’s found it “really frustrating” going through another government’s rezoning process for a halfway house he wants to build. “It’s really tough for us to have other people have a say on our property,” Louie told a committee of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen last week. The proposed halfway house, a five-bed facility for aboriginal parolees, is planned for a site on 45th Street in rural Osoyoos just outside OIB lands but still within RDOS jurisdiction. The house is currently used by band staff, and Louie said the ground under it is included in a land claim and is expected to fall under OIB control in three to five years. The rezoning process began in earnest in February with an open house, followed by a public hearing in April. The rezoning went back to the RDOS board Thursday for final approval, but fell just short of the finish line.

As it turns out, the RDOS sent notice of the public hearing to everyone it had to within its jurisdiction, but not those living just over the line in OIB territory in the Spirit Ridge development. One legal opinion later, and the board, which seemed receptive to the halfway house, delayed its decision until after another public hearing can be held. “We didn’t quite get the process right on the first one,” said Allan Patton, the director for rural Oliver. RDOS chief administrative officer Bill Newell told the board it could take six weeks for that hearing to take place. He was unsure exactly how many people need to be notified, as there are mulitple, absentee owners on many of the Spirit Ridge property titles. Louie said he understands the neighbours’ complaints, mostly of the not-in-my-backyard variety, and has addressed some of them. Now he’s prepared to stand on the OIB’s record. “We’ve proven to be good partners,” Louie said. “We don’t do things unprofessionally.”

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Residents of the proposed halfway house will have to abide by a curfew, sign in and out of the facility, and submit to drug and alcohol tests, explained Melissa Taylor, project manager for the Correctional Service of Canada. There are already 504 halfway house beds for federal parolees in B.C., she added, so “this is not a model that is new or untested.” Furthermore, the residents, who will stay an average of six months, will be screened to ensure they are a good fit for the house and that they want to work, a condition attached to living there. “We’re choosing the best of the best offenders for this facility,” Taylor said. She also pointed out that aboriginals make up about three per cent of Canada’s population, but 20 per cent of the inmate population. Louie said that shows the correctional system is not working because it lacks proper aboriginal-only supports, which demonstrates the need for such a halfway house, thought to be the unique in Canada.

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downloaded responsibilities from federal and provincial governments. “There are a number of public policies that have been implemented at the federal and provincial levels that have impacted our budgets. All we are saying is that if you are going to make those policy changes, then there has to be a revenue source attached to that,” said Watts. “There are many issues, whether you are dealing with ALR land, whether you are dealing with the diking district, whether you are dealing with environmental issues and cleanup and they have all devolved down to the local level.” The caucus identi¿ed 11 items as immediate pressing concerns that need to be addressed, including creating a Premier’s Round Table with the B.C. Mayors’

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he depredations of the deer are about to become news once more as the City of Penticton continues to prepare for a culling of the animals this fall. But given the results of a recent count done by the city, it may be that no cull is necessary. Friday morning, operating in deepest secrecy, the city sent out nine teams, including citizens, one reporter and several highly-paid city staff to scope out the situation and report on the number of deer in the city. The reason for the secrecy, we were told, was to ensure that anti-cull advocates wouldn’t be out trying to scare the deer off. Even if they had known, however, protestors could have stayed in bed. In all, the nine teams only managed to spot 20 deer during their hourlong dawn survey. There is no doubt that deer can cause serious damage to crops and gardens, can be a bad traf¿c hazard and even turn violent when cornered. And the number of recent complaints seem to indicate there is a problem. But if the city is going to continue with such a controversial concept of culling deer, they are going to need better information than those drawn from one or two mornings of driving round the city. Deer populations ebb and Àow; as Brian Harris, the biologist employed by the province points out, at this time of year, deer are likely hiding with their fawns or are back in the hills while food there is plentiful. What then, is the point of this early morning spy mission? No reliable data was collected to either justify or deny the need for a deer cull certainly not enough to convince any opponents. In all, the city needs to adopt a much more professional and business-like approach. If their concept of conducting a count is so ill-thought out, we have to wonder if they really have properly considered options other than a cull.

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Premier bitten by pest problem Premier Christy Clark has a new political problem buzzing around her of¿ce. A year ago, the newly appointed premier was looking to change the channel for an unpopular government grappling with the fallout of the harmonized sales tax. Newly appointed NDP leader Adrian Dix was touting an idea that is all the rage with urban folks, a ban on “cosmetic pesticides.” All the better B.C. communities already have one, starting with Clark’s old stomping ground of Port Moody in 2003. So she ¿gured she’d better run to the front of this parade, swipe a popular policy from the opposition and do something to rede¿ne the B.C. Liberal Party after the tax-cutting, regulationrepealing decade of Gordon Campbell. But ¿rst an all-party committee would hold hearings around the province, chaired by Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett. Bennett presented the committee’s report last week, and one could see what was coming. Bennett is the riÀe-toting outdoorsman who recently called on his government to abandon the carbon tax, saying it’s silly to keep pretending B.C.

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B.C. Views can change the world’s climate. He was recently appointed by Clark to co-chair the B.C. Liberal Party policy committee for next year’s election, a strong signal of the party’s rightward shift in response to the B.C. Conservative threat. Bennett concluded after 10 months of hearings that the public aversion to common lawn and garden herbicides is based on “chemophobia” that Àourishes due to scienti¿c illiteracy. That statement is both politically dangerous and absolutely correct. I ¿rst covered this issue in the Okanagan 25 years ago, when environmentalists fought the use of Roundup by the forests ministry to knock down

brush and promote new trees. The evidence boils down to this: these complex organic compounds break down in a short period to simpler, common components that pose no threat. Thus, with buffer zones around watercourses and temporary entry restrictions, they are safe. Unfortunately, most people know little or nothing about chemistry and refuse to believe this. It’s part of the scienti¿c nonsense trend that has grown in B.C. society for decades. We have parents turning their backs on routine immunization because of superstitions about vaccines. We have people panicked about imaginary health effects of smart meters, egged on by shoddy, sensationalist media reporting. The parallels between local government responses to smart meter hysteria and this scienti¿cally ignorant push against “pesticides” is telling. As Bennett put it, when someone becomes convinced her child is at risk, “that mum is pretty darn compelling when she goes to council.” Few have the courage to stand up to that. The committee sought advice from Health Canada, whose scientists approve con-

ditions of use for chemicals. Health Canada representative Lindsay Hansen said B.C. was the ¿rst province to ask for its advice, despite the fact that most provinces have imposed bans. These bans are political, not public safety measures, University of Guelph toxicologist Keith Solomon told MLAs. The committee also learned that “cosmetic” use accounts for only ¿ve per cent of pesticide use. Most of it is in agriculture, forestry and commercial pest control, with no ban proposed. MLAs in farming areas signalled their concern over the effect of this urban gesture politics. Backyard fruit trees go unsprayed and pests spread to orchards and ¿elds. We have large areas of agricultural land reserve, but 85 per cent of the people who live in those areas don’t farm. The NDP is content to fan public fear and ignore evidence, as with smart meters and oil pipelines. The premier has a choice here. She can do the popular thing, or the right thing. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BClocalnews.com. tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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letters For teachers, job extends outside of classroom I read (with interest) Brian Sutch’s response to my so-called tirade on teachers. For the record, I am not and have not been a devotee of any Liberal government or many of their policies in the past, nor will I be in the future. At present, there isn’t an of¿cial political party that I could clearly align myself with. I would ask Brian this question: “Have you ever physically walked in the shoes of a teacher through training to become one and then go on to employment as one?” I suspect not. As a consequence, he only has his son and others to base his comments on. His reference to me being on a high-horse is rather humorous. The use of a euphemism to try to make a point in this regard is somewhat humorous as well. Back to the teaching issues that Brian alluded to. It is all well and good what his son did prior to becoming a teacher and after becoming a teacher. However, the fact of the

matter is, even if he had not done any of these activities prior to becoming a teacher, it very likely would not have affected the calibre or effectiveness of his teaching. As I said, teachers do work hard: no question of that. However, so do many other professionals. If you ask a retired teacher what they remember about the interview for their ¿rst teaching job, many will share this: they’ll tell you that the principal or administrator who hired them asked what they could offer the school in terms of extracurricular activities. Could they coach a team, direct a play or run one of the school’s many clubs? If you weren’t interested in helping, you probably wouldn’t get the job. It wasn’t many years ago that working with kids outside the classroom was considered part of a teacher’s job, as many public schoolteachers quietly or silently still believe, and almost all educators at

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I wonder if the keepers of our hardearned tax dollars might consider some feasible methods and suggestions to recover our dwindling city funds regarding the aborted hockey dorm project. I propose, they invite Universal Studios or 20th Century Fox (for a substantial fee of course) to shoot some stills and ¿lm footage for some future disaster movie, using the scene on Eckhardt Avenue West as a backdrop. Now, as a cunning way to get the removal of the tons of rebar, we could cut loose a dozen or so graf¿ti artists armed with copper tone cans of spray paint, and as sure as eggs are eggs, some gullible precious metal thief will steal away with it in the middle of the night, without a trace. Now, the stagnant standing water that remains can be used a breeding ground for mosquito larvae to enable biologists to do further research on the Western Nile Virus, etc. These ideas are not as far fetched as the city blunder from hence this ¿asco on Eckhardt Avenue was conceived. Andy Homan Penticton

Bottom of the barrel

There are hundreds of different types of hydrocarbons mixed together in a barrel of crude oil. During re¿ning (heating), some of these hydrocarbons will produce: Petroleum gas - heating, cooking, plastics, under pressure- liqui¿ed petroleum gas LPG; Naptha - cleaning Àuid and basis for many products; Gasoline - automobile gas; Kerosine - jet fuel and some

independent schools. It’s a real shame that at some point the teachers’ union rede¿ned that work with kids as “volunteer,” yet amazingly ordered its members to stop volunteering. As many teachers will say, it’s during after-class activities that many kids derive a lot of bene¿t, especially students who may not be high-achievers in class. It’s while on teams, in plays or on clubs that many kids receive relaxed mentoring from caring adults, obtain new skills or develop con¿dence by ¿nding something they’re good at or enjoy. Teachers who want to be considered professional need to understand that working with kids outside of class time should be an important part of their careers that shouldn’t be sacri¿ced during a contract dispute. I ask you one more time, Brian, physically walk a mile in someone’s shoes before waxing eloquently as to your apparent plight of the

tractors; gas oil or diesel distillates diesel fuel and heating oil; Lubricating oil - liquid or in grease form; Heavy gas or fuel oil - industrial fuel; Residuals coke, asphalt, tar, waxes, sulphur. Plus chemicals for cosmetics, tires, fertilizers, chemical warfare. So there is little waste in a barrel of crude.

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Ron Barillaro Penticton

THE SOUTH OKANAGAN SIMILKAMEEN MEDICAL FOUNDATION Raises funds for the medical facilities throughout the region, including the Penticton Regional Hospital, Moog & Friends Hospice House, Trinity Centre, Summerland Health Centre and Extended Care, Princeton General Hospital and Ridgewood Lodge, South Similkameen Health Centre and Orchard Haven in Keremeos, South Okanagan General Hospital and Sunnybank Centre in Oliver. Our thanks to the Osoyoos Fire Department volunteers for their donation of $5,000 to the Have a Heart Radiothon.

The Penticton Hospital Gift Shop donated $10,000 to the Have a Heart Radiothon. Our thanks to June Revell-Quevillon and all the volunteers.

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We want to hear from you The Penticton Western News welcomes letters to the editor for publication. We suggest a maximum length of 400 words and reserve the right to edit letters for length, brevity, clarity, legality, abusive language, accuracy and good taste. All published letters remain the property of the Penticton Western News, which is the sole judge of suitability for publication. Letters must include the writer’s address and daytime phone number, which will not be published. Letters should be signed with the writer’s full name and be sent by e-mail to letters@pentictonwesternnews. com; mailed to the Penticton Western News, 2250 Camrose St., Penticton, B.C., V2A 8R1; or faxed to 250-492-9843.

The Penticton Hospital Auxiliary members donated $15,000 to the Have a Heart Radiothon. Thank you to everyone involved.

We would like to thank all the individuals, service organizations and business groups for their dedication and thoughtfulness by making donations to the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation. South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation 550 Carmi Avenue, Penticton, B.C. V2A 3G6 Phone: 250-492-9027 • Toll Free: 1-866-771-0994 www.sosmedicalfoundation.com

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Pen High - Alumni return to Pen Hi to celebrate school’s 100th The highlight for Meiklejohn was the Rock of Ages dance Saturday night at the Lakeside Resort, where

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hopes more large-scale reunions can be scheduled. Maybe not once a century, but perhaps every five or 10 years. “Something like that,” he said. “That would be fun.” An estimated 1,200 to 1,500 people visited the Pen High campus over the weekend, according to Jane Shaak, organizing committee member and executive director of the Shatford Centre, not to mention a class of ‘68 alumnus. Most of the returning graduates, she said, attended in the 50s, 60s and 70s, although some current students helped with the festivities. Shaak was particularly pleased to see the Shatford, home of the Okanagan School of the Arts, which just celebrated its 50th anniversary, serve as event headquarters “to bring this all together for Pen High.”

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A PHOTOGRAPHER composes a reunion photo for the Pen High class of ‘57, which got together Saturday during the school’s 100th anniversary.

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out for his white-bodied Gibson’s. After taking a break to turn away from the crowd and comb his hair, he returned to the mic and ¿ttingly played Get a Haircut and Get a Real Job, putting those in the back of the house standing on the Àoor into full dance mode. The entertainer, who knows how to start a party, later egged on the crowd asking what they wanted to hear next. He asked how BAD did they want it? As the cheers grew, Thorogood played the recognizable ¿rst few licks of Bad to the Bone and immediately had the crowd in his hands. He spun and swirled clutch-

tonight” and now “it’s time to get down to business.” He gave a mean rendition of You Talk To Much and belted out a few others during his two encores before ending it off with Born to Be Bad. Thorogood, an American icon, walked off stage to the music of O’ Canada. But not before he Àashed his toothy grin and thanked the crowd for a start of what he hopes is “a long and beautiful relationship.” Without a doubt, the crowd hoped so too.

ing his guitar close like he was dancing with a woman then he rocked and gyrated his hips back to centre stage. The classic cover, Move It On Over, was saved for the ¿nale. But, the crowd wasn’t quite ready to leave. Whistles and cheers ¿lled the SOEC and back he came. This time wearing a fedora hat that he chucked out to the crowd and a t-shirt that simply said ‘Let It Rock.’ He told the audience he felt “like getting dirty

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Monday’s sprinkles didn’t dampen the quality of soccer played during the 51st Pacific Western Brewery May Classic. Organizer Charlie Goeckel liked what he saw during the 46 games played at King’s Park during the Victoria Day long weekend. “Everything went without incident,” said Goeckel, who received emails from teams saying how well the tournament was run and expressing their desire to return. “It’s supposed to be a fun tournament. Over 500 players registered. Activities were well attended.” Goeckel said the officiating in the three divisions (Women’s recreation, Women’s Open and Men’s Open) was good, and only drew three red cards. With four-time champion Estrella de Chile unable to attend due to a previous commitment, that opened the door for a new champ. That turned out to be Williams Lake who downed the Okanagan Pinnacles 1-0. “That was a tough game, very fast and very skillful players,” said Goeckel, of the action in the division sponsored by All’s Well Security. “It was a good game. Nice crowd there to watch. Really good soccer.” The North Delta Diesels won the B side 2-1 against Courvas from Salmon Arm. The

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goal-scoring champ was Courvas’ Russ Pringle with seven goals. MVP went to Wyatt SeddonJohnstone of North Delta. Skaha Meadows Women’s Open division was won by the Kamloops Heat. They defeated Penticton H &T 4-2, who had the scoring leader Joanne Froelich with eight goals. The MVP was Gibson’s Sammie Bismark. The women’s recreational division was won by X-Pinnacles who downed Citas Sistas of

Gibson 5-2. The only things that frustrated Goeckel organizing the event was having six teams pull out in the weeks leading up to the weekend and a lack of local businesses giving its support. “It’s been a great economic benefit to the city filling hotels and restaurants and we have the perfect location at King’s Park,” said Goeckel, prior to the tournament starting. Goeckel added that

volunteers helped things go smoothly. He commended the city for having the field in great condition for play. Money raised at the tournament will go back into the Penticton Soccer Club as they co-sponsor the Penticton women’s team in the under-21 Pacific Coast Reserve Division and men’s U-21 Tin Horn Pinnacles. The Pacific Western Brewery May Classic has been welcoming soccer players to since 1962.

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Organizers for the 30th Peach Classic Triathlon are aiming high for participants. Dave Bullock, co-race director for the Peach Classic Triathlon, said they would “like to see 400 to 500 participants.” Realistically though, he said the figure will likely be near 350. One reason is because of the several races available to athletes. What the Peach Classic Tri offers is a new sprint relay, scenic course that is safe and prize money for the top three male and female athletes in the Olympic distance. The run course is described as a “big classic change.” Athletes will head east on Lakeshore Drive and follow the bike route up Vancouver Hill to Vancouver Place, where athletes will join the KVR trail. Athletes will then complete a 3.7 kilometre run on the scenic KVR trail through vineyards and orchards over trestles away from traffic. Three hundred metres past the trail store (at the scarecrow) there will be a turnaround and return to transition – one loop only. The sprint distance has a different turnaround at 1.2-km on

the KVR trail. “People wanted more of a challenge,” said Bullock, of the event sponsored by Lisa Hopper of the Investor’s Group. “Putting the run in will challenge and the view puts more classic back in.” Bullock feels the changes made will make the event more interesting. “We are looking forward to it,” he said. To celebrate the 30 years of the race, organizers have invited past winners to participate. Penticton’s Jeff Symonds has committed. An invite has also been extended to Tom Evans, Jill Savege and Joanne Montgomery, the first female winner in 1983. To encourage locals to participate, there is an early-bird entry with the deadline being May 26. The charge is $90 for the Olympic distance and is only available to locals. Registration should be completed and taken to Peach City Classic Runners. Organizers are also looking for volunteers, which are sponsored by the Lakeside. There will be a volunteer party after the event. Those interested in getting involved can do so by visiting http://peachclassic.ca or calling 250-493-9270.


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crowd went wild. The Derailers weren’t prepared to give in and played hard to regain the lead and maintained it through the first half. The Pistoleras struggled with penalties and strong Revelstoke jammers, and trailed by 29 points at halftime. Returning for the second half focused and determined, Penticton began to come together gradually closing Revelstoke’s lead. Explosive jamming by R Skullywag and Bliss Kreig combined with solid defence from blockers like Oozy Q, Bluebelle Bruise-Her and Bunny Wail-Her. The result was Penticton retaking the lead with 10 minutes remaining, and didn’t look back. The two teams will re-match in Revelstoke on July 21st. The Pistoleras are part of the South Okanagan Roller Derby Association and will be playing their next home game in August against Tournament City Derby Dolls. They will be holding a recruitment/ information day at McLaren arena on June 22 at 6:30 p.m. for anyone interested in volunteering, reffing or playing.


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Jiu Jitsu clubs rewarded with medals Emanuel Sequeira Western News Staff

Greg Nield and Wes Govan returned to Penticton from the provincial Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championships with some bling. The two members of the Goes Brazilian Jiu Jitsu team won two gold and three silver medals at the B.C. provincial championships in Langley on May 5. Nield, a Summerland resident, won gold in the blue belt heavyweight division and took silver in the absolute division, which is open to medal winners of any weight. Nield won all matches in the heavyweight division via submission without a single point being scored against him. Nield’s run for gold in the absolute division was stopped short in the final match by defending champion and 2012 Pan Jiu-Jitsu silver medalist Chad Shaule of Gracie Barra Vancouver. “It was a surprise,” said Nield of his results. “I didn’t expect to get that because it takes quite a few years of training to get to that level. I have been at it for a short while (less than two years). I was just happy to get a couple wins.” Nield faced strong competitors, who he said were technically better than him. Because of that he used a lot of wrestling and just a few moves that really worked. Nield said that approach was better than trying to get too fancy. Facing competitors with up to four and five years of training, Nield knew he had to work a little bit harder. Nield wasn’t too upset about losing in the final of the absolute division. He was just happy to get to the final. What Nield enjoyed of the experience was meeting competitors and the sportsmanship among everyone. Govan, 17, also from Summerland, won gold in the white-belt juvenile middleweight division. Govan also took silver in the juvenile middleweight no gi grappling division. Govan said he was nervous going in because of lot of his competitors were bigger.

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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK When McKenzie Ricard isn’t defending for the Princess Margaret Secondary School Mustangs on the soccer pitch, you can find her playing hockey for the girls house midget team or volleyball for the Mustangs. The Grade 10 student is on the honour roll and hopes to continue playing in college. This season she helped the Mustangs soccer team enjoy an undefeated regular season.

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WES GOVAN, Greg Nield and Brian Booth of the Penticton Goes Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

It was a surprise. I didn’t quite expect to get that because it takes quite a few years of training to get to that level. — Greg Nield

“I thought I performed good but I could have done better,” he said. “I was happy with the overall outcome.” What he learned during the championship was to not be so nervous and to not hold his grip so tight. He noticed that his arms were very sore after his matches. Govan credited his

success to coach Erik Lund and the guys he trains with. Most of them are bigger, and that helps him know what he can do going into matches. Lund was able to provide a calming influence when Govan felt nervous. Brian Booth, Penticton, won silver in the white-belt master’s ultra-heavyweight division. The first annual B.C. provincial championships were put on by the Canadian Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (CBJJF), which is the Canadian affiliate of the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF). Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a grappling-based martial that became popular after the onesided victories of Royce Gracie in the early days of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The Goes Jiu-Jitsu competition team trains and fights out of the Goes Jiu-Jitsu gym in Penticton, founded in April 2010 by Lund, a former national champion.

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Tour wine country with a local Jennifer Schell

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NEVADA ADVENTURES Reno â&#x20AC;˘ 8 Days, Sept. 29, Oct. 13*, Nov. 3*.......................................................... From $339 Discover Nevada â&#x20AC;˘ 11 Days, Oct. 16 "New Routing, New Experiences!" ................... $879 Las Vegas â&#x20AC;˘ 10 Days, Nov. 8 ......................................................................................... $739

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beauty of our valley is priceless.â&#x20AC;? As a result of this passion for the industry, Grape Escapes became the most nominated business in the Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce 2011 Business Excellence Awards (Service Excellence, Hospitality/Tour-

ism, New Business and Business of the Year). Depending on the tour you choose, there is an option is to include one of their famous gourmet picnic lunches that you will enjoy right in a vineyard. Or, select a winery bistro to stop at for a beautiful lunch. You can choose from one

of six unique viticultural zones, combinations of them, or create a custom designed excursion of your favourite wineries. Every tour includes the â&#x20AC;&#x153;ABCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of Wine Tastingâ&#x20AC;? at the VQA Wine Information Centre Penticton. This addition to the tour is invaluable to our wine country visi-

tors. Learning to how to properly taste the wine and pick out its unique characteristics makes for a much more in-depth tour experience. Happy wine touring! Jennifer Schell is the editor of B.C. Food and Wine Trails magazine.

Full Steam Ahead at Tin Whistle Brewing Jennifer Schell

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As the popularity of local brew rages on, the fan base for Tin Whistle Brewing continues to grow. Lorraine Nagy has been the owner of

the Tin Whistle Brewery since 1998 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; she laughs at what was supposed to be a Âżve year plan turned into a 15-year venture. But she loves it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I enjoy the different beers and the fun and excitement of producing

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new beers. It is really an exciting, creative adventure,â&#x20AC;? said Nagy. Now they are making 10 types of beer at their brewery in Penticton, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think more and more people are discovering that Âżne beer

EXCITING ESCAPES Tulalip ......................................Jul. 22, Aug. 29 ........3 Days ......$239 Tulalip ....................................... Jun. 12, Jul. 8 ........4 Days ......$329 Silver Reef ............................. Jul. 18, Aug. 22 ........3 Days ......$214 Silver Reef .............................. Jun. 10*, Jul. 3 ........4 Days ......$289 Coeur D'Alene ..................... Jun. 27*, Jul. 15 ........3 Days ......$179 Coeur D'Alene ....................... Jul. 29, Sept. 8 ........4 Days ......$249 Wendover ............................................Sept. 15 ........7 Days ......$369 Reno ...................................................... Jul. 21 ........8 Days ......$349 Northern Quest ................................... Jun. 25 ........4 Days ......$329 Stoney Nakoda & River Cree, AB. .. Jul. 23 ........6 Days ......$599 Octoberfest........................................... Oct. 12 ........3 Days ......$199 Clearwater ........................................... Oct. 28 ........4 Days ......$339 Mill Bay Tuesdays Omak - May 27 & June 10

is like Âżne wine. There are many kinds of beer for every occasion. As to the growth in the industry, craft beer has been growing at a steady rate while large commercial brewery beer has stagnated over the last few years. People donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tire of craft beer as there is always something new.â&#x20AC;? This summer they will toot their own horn with a celebration for their 1,000 brew. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are also very excited about our new beer called Scorpion. An Imperial IPA Âżnely balanced by our brewer.â&#x20AC;? Tin Whistle has cold beer available in store as well as their own Black Widow Marinating Jerk Sauce made by Mr. Marks Caribbean Foods. A perfect pairing on a hot Okanagan day!

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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 oliverfruithouse@shaw.ca

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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN. Journeyman Automotive Service Technician required. 45 minutes North of Edmonton, Alberta. Busy flat rate Chrysler dealership. Above average wages to commensurate with training level achieved. Chrysler experience an asset but not essential. 4th year apprentice considered. Apply to: Dale Marshall - Service Manager. Phone 1-780-349-5566. Fax 1780-349-6493 or email: dalem@brownschrysler.com CABINETMAKER required for custom work in busy mid to high-end cabinet shop in Penticton - South Okanagan. Journeyman status an asset but not required. Substantial custom experience required, must be able to work on site occasionally. Wages based on experience. Forward resume by fax to (250)492-6050 or email as a PDF file to jobs@elliscreek.com.

Help Wanted An Alberta Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator and rock truck operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051. An Earthmoving Company in Alberta is looking for a 3rd year or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. You will be part of a team maintaining and servicing our fleet of Cat dozers, graders and rock trucks plus Deere/Hitachi excavators. You will work at our Modern Shop at Edson, Alberta with some associated field work. Call Contour Construction at (780)723-5051 A Penticton Firm is accepting resumes for a Security Alarm Installer. Must have security clearance and a valid driver’s license. Electronic training, alarm qualifications, and experience will be an asset. this is a full time position with a good benefit package. Please send resumes to: alarmtechjobbc@gmail.com 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 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 Busy service station and restaurant in Penticton is looking for full and part time cooks and cashiers, must be available for evenings and weekends, competitive wages, staff incentives and a great work environment, please email resume with references to: lanconmanagement@telus.net DRIVEN ENERGY is a progressive busy oilfield service company in the Midwest area (Lloydminster, Alberta) looking for experienced Pressure Truck and Semi-Vac Operators. Call 780-872-6533, fax 780-875-7847 or email: kirk@drivenenergy.ca for info and to apply. JOBS! JOBS! JOBS! No experience necessary, we will train. Must be 18+yrs. of age. Students Welcome. 250-8603590 Email:info@plazio.ca SAND BLASTER wanted in Winfield. Experienced. Please fax resume to 250-766-1350 or phone 250-862-1345

VISIONS 1 HOUR OPTICAL Now accepting applications! Part-time positions available Experience preferred, but not necessary, we will train the right individual. Must be willng to work some weekends and evenings. Please apply in person with resume to: Visions 1 Hour Optical Cherry Lane Shopping Center WANT TO see scenic BC! Needed immediately . Experienced Feller Buncher Operator with Chipper Head/Mower to work around Hydro Transmission Lines. Must be willing to travel throughout BC (based out of Vanderhoof). $28-$34 per hour + Benefits. For more info. e-mail: sbcjobs@hotmail.ca. Send Resume to: SBCJOBS Box 1136 Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0 or Fax: 250-567-2550

LUBE TECHNICIAN Sentes Chevrolet is now hiring for the following position: Lube Technician. This opportunity represents a full-time position with a dynamic, fastpaced automotive company. Excellent wages and benefits. Applicant must have previous experience and their own tools. Please send your cover letter, resume, and references to humanresources@sentes.com. and use “SC Lube Tech: your name” as your subject line. Have a current driver’s abstract available in the event you are contacted for an interview.

SALES PROFESSIONAL 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 dougsharpe@sentes.com. Our apprentice program and salary guarantee may be exactly what you are looking for.

SERVICE DETAILER Sentes Chevrolet is now looking to fill a position in the detail department. This opportunity is available immediately and represents a full-time position with a dynamic, fast-paced automotive company. Excellent wages and good hours. Must have detail experience. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by email with resume, cover letter, and references to humanresources@sentes.com. Please “SC Detail: your name” as the subject line.

FOREST Fire Medics and Class 4 or Class 1 Drivers Wanted. Email resume to sarah@alphasafety.net or fax to 250.785.1896.

Services

Health Products

Services

Services

Home Improvements

Landscaping

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

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

EMERALD CEDAR EDGING Buy Direct From Grower, 6ft.-10 for $240, Planting + Delivery available. Call Budget Nurseries 250-498-2189

Painting & Decorating

CRIMINAL RECORD?

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: info@ricklynrenos.ca

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Home Improvements

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Help Wanted

Help Wanted

BATHROOM and Basement Renovations. Looking to add a new Bathroom or finish off that Basement. Serving the South Okanagan. Call for a Free Estimate. 250-488-5338 GREAT Canadian Builders Ltd. “Turning Houses into Homes.” Your complete renovation specialists. 25 years experience. All interior & exterior work, concrete, sheds, garages, fences, roofing, decks, drywall, framing. Restorations, additions. Licensed and insured, for your free estimate call Steve, 250-488-0407 Honest Skilled Carpenter Available for all aspects of carpentry. Specializing in DECKS, pergolas, tile, framing,drywall, finishing. Reas. rates. 20 yrs exp. Photos & refs avail Contact Paul 250-486-4739

Help Wanted

Penticton Christian School is seeking a

Preschool Director/Early Childhood Educator For qualifications and requirements, please visit our website at: www.pentictonchristianschool.ca Phone: 250-493-5233 or email: office@pentictonchristianschool.ca Skaha Ford is looking for

JOURNEYMAN TECHNICIAN. Red seal licensed technician required, transmission training preferred but will train qualified applicants. You must have a good automotive knowledge. Applicant must be able to achieve high standards, work effectively with others, handle shop pressures and complexities. We offer benefit packages and ongoing training. We are in the heart of the Okanagan Valley with lakes on either side for fun in the sun. Quiet, small town feel with a big city nearby. Our facility has won the Ford Presidents Award for Excellence and also was presented the platinum Winner for the Best of the South Okanagan for mechanical Services. Qualified applicants can send resumes for Darren Geddes, Service Manager at:

Fax: 250-492-8181 or email to:dgeddes@skahaford.com

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

Help Wanted

A-TECH Services 250-808-6627

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3 Rooms For $299, 2 Coats Any Colour (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls. Cloverdale Premium Quality Paint. NO PAYMENT, until job is completed!

Here Come the Painters, local & in 11th year, interior/exterior, free estimate, 250-486-2331 Painting, Installs & Repairs. 20 yrs exp., References, Insured, Licensed, WCB, Timely & reasonable cost, Glenic Industries, Nick (250)486-2359

Help Wanted

Vitamin Sales Representative Nature’s Fare Markets Penticton is hiring for a part time position in our vitamin department. Applicants must have exceptionally good customer service skills, a background in natural foods, vitamins and herbs is an asset. We offer a competitive starting wage and other staff initiatives. If you enjoy working in a positive and rewarding environment please drop off resumes to

#104 - 2210 Main Street, Penticton or email to: bobbi_krien@naturesfare.com

149 Upper Bench Rd. S.

Helping CANADIANS repay debts, reduce or eliminate interest regardless of your credit!

Moving & Storage

VINYL DECKING

GIARDINO 250-493-0007

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

DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM

Services

SEC Sawmill Equipment Co.

SEC Is growing… Again! We are looking for team oriented, self-motivated professionals with a GetR-Done approach to sawmill system design & service to fill the following opportunities in our newly constructed 12,000 sq-ft facility in Salmon Arm: • Mechanical Designers • Industrial Controls- Electrical Engineering • Project Manager • Mechanical Field Service Technicians • Receptionist • Fabricators Junior and senior level applicants will be considered. If you are an innovative thinker and are looking for a challenging and rewarding career where you can contribute ideas and be heard, this is a great opportunity to join our growing company in building ground-breaking concepts and solutions on the latest Solidworks & Rockwell software environments. As a member of the BID Group of Companies we offer an excellent compensation package, full benefits, a state-of-the art office and a “can do” environment where projects are “On-time” and “On-Budget”. Please go to www.sawmillequipment.ca for more information and apply to Chris.wells@sawmillequipment.ca

Position Title:

Civil Inspector

Mica Generating Station, BC Employer:

Columbia Hydro Constructors Ltd.

Job Description: Inspector needed to perform civil works inspections speci¿cally related to the addition of a ¿fth and a sixth generating unit at the Mica Generating Station. The candidate must • Ensure adherence to contract speci¿cations. • Monitor and record progression of work. • Ensure quality work practice and quality product. Preferred Experience: • Technical knowledge in Civil Engineering and concrete practices. • A two year technical diploma or other pertinent work experience. • Experience and familiarity working in Heavy Industry with preference for Hydro-electric experience. Skills/Abilities: • Ability to read and interpret drawings. • Strong computer skills. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. The successful applicant will be required to work under a collective union agreement and will be required to live in a camp located at Mica Creek BC, 140 kilometres north or Revelstoke. Resumes will be accepted until 8:00 am, 4 June, 2012; only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. To Apply: Please email or fax resumes to: Columbia Hydro Constructors. Ltd. Fax: 250-805-4340 Email: chcgeneral@bchydro.com Closing Date: 4 April, 2012


Penticton Western News Wednesday, May 23, 2012

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Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Rubbish Removal

Medical Supplies

PENTICTON Junk Removal! Anything goes! Household waste, furniture and appliances to the dump 250-770-0827

Shoprider Mobility Scooters & Powerchairs. New & Used, New Stair & Platform Lifts, Kel: 250-764-7757 Vernon: 250542-3745 T-free 888-542-3745 www.okmobility.ca

Mobile Homes & Parks

Sundecks VINYL DECKING installs. Aluminum/Glass Railing Installs. Time for a new Deck?.. We build Decks too.!!! Call 250-488-5338 for a Free Estimate. Serving Kelowna to Osoyoos.

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 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.

Misc. for Sale 24th ANNUAL ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES SALE sponsored by the Vernon Collectors Club at Vernon Curling Rink on Fri. May 25th from 3pm-8pm & Sat. May 26th from 10am-4pm. Approx. 125 tables.$3 admission is good for both days. GET FAST Restless Leg Syndrome and Leg Cramp Relief. safe with medication, all natural, proven results, guaranteed!!! Sold in 75 Countries. 1800-765-8660 EST. www.allcalm.com **HOME PHONE Reconnect** Call 1-866-287-1348. Prepaid Long Distance Specials! Feature Package Specials! Referral Program! Don’t be without a home phone! Call to Connect! 1-866-287-1348

Livestock

STEEL BUILDING - Blowout sale! 20x26 $5,199. 25x28 $5,799. 30x42 $8,390. 32x56 $11,700. 40x50 $14,480. 47x76 $20,325. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422.

Shavings

Musical Instruments

Friendly service from Summerland since 1972 Les Porter 250-490-1132 SPRING LAMBS - order now. Ready Aug., also young rams, Call (250)497-6049.

Pets DOBERMAN pups,2 left. Ready to go now. $400.ea Can deliver.(778)212-2468 ROTTWEILER puppies for sale. Born March 21 and ready to go. 250-498-6553 or cnemeth1@telus.net. $800.

Merchandise for Sale

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

Real Estate Acreage for Sale Owner Financing, 5 bdrm, 3 bath, 2 kitchen, on 5 1/2 acres, in Enderby, small barn & horse shelters, owner will take mobile/RV or property for down payment. Asking $439,000. 250-309-1506.

Appliances 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.

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

Free Items FREE to good homes kittens, 6wks old 250-488-7619

Garage Sales 3 family garage sale, light fixtures, new tile, large patio umbrella, bar chairs, espresso machine, costumes, bedding, dishes, wheel barrel & much more, May 25 & 26, 8am-3pm, 2923 Evergreen Dr., top of Pineview, turn right

Heavy Duty Machinery

Rentals

Mr. Mobile Home Certified Factory Outlet. Spaces Available, Your location or crawlspace/basement models. Show homes 1680 Ross Rd. Kelowna 250-769-6614 www.accenthomes.ca

RV Sites 35ft Prowler with 8x20 with addition, lots of upgrades, Ok Falls, $23,500, 250-473-9131, or 778-515-4565 after 6pm

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 1bdrm unit, parking avail. great location, $750 heat/cable incl. n/s, cat ok w/deposit, 250-488-7902 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

Duplex / 4 Plex

Homes for Rent

Homes for Rent

SUMMERLAND. seniors 55+, retire with us! Bright spacious 2-bdrm townhome wonderfully updated in quiet area of town, walking distance to everything you need. Huge balcony, private yard. $860/mo includes garden/ lawn care and lots of parking. On-site owner, N/S, N/P, references, credit check. 250-404-0327 or 490-1739.

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

Save 40-50% of your rent Own your own home! With as low as $0 down. Call today 250-809-5004 Charlie Brooks

LARGE 1 & 2bdrm apt. for rent. +40 bldg, $750 & $850 +util, ref’s req. 250-487-1136

Commercial/ Industrial 1000-1500sq’ of Industrial/ Commercial Space for lease compounded yard w/security cameras, overhead doors. Warren Ave. 250-765-3295 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 Downtown offices- location near banks, 380 sqft, $250. 416 sqft $320. Open for viewing. (250)492-8324

Duplex / 4 Plex Penticton-large duplex 1400 sf 3 bdr, 1.5 bath. NS Pets ok. Avail Sept 1. $1200/m + util. 1 Yr Lease. 250-494-4125.

Apt/Condo for Rent

RENTALS

(250) 770-1948 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 Property Management

MONDAY - FRIDAY

Front Street Realty

Property Management #2 Front St., Penticton, B.C.

For Sale By Owner $99,000, 653sqft 2nd floor Condo, 1bdrm, ac, balcony, f/s, private parking & storage, transit out front, school near by, $5900 below assessment, renter in place, (250)493-2199 Owner Financing, 5 bdrm, 3 bath, 2 kitchens, on 5 1/2 acres, in Enderby, small barn & horse shelters, owner will take mobile/RV or property for down payment. Asking $439,000. 250-309-1506. PRIME LAKEVIEW LOTS from $140,000. Also: 1 precious 3 acre parcel, owner financing. 250-558-7888 www.orlandoprojects.co WEST Bench, Penticton - 3BR, 2BA on .54 private lot. Character home with many upgrades in beautiful, park-like setting. 250-492-2151

Houses For Sale

FORK LIFTS For sale, 18 to choose from, Toyota, Cat., & Hyster, 250-861-9171 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

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

Misc. for Sale

Misc. for Sale

FOR SALE Stepping Stones, Planters, Urns, Native and other Wall Hangers, Etc.

50% OFF Total Sell Off M. Inouye 8707 Simpson Rd. • Phone: 250-494-1903

250-492-2233 ASK FOR DEBBIE

APARTMENTS

132 POWER STREET............................................ $600.00 Studio ground floor, fr/st, includes utilities. Avail. NOW 310 YORKTON AVENUE ................................$1,000.00 2 bed, 6 appl., ground floor unit, incl. utilities & basic cable. Avail. NOW 803 FAIRVIEW AVENUE ..................................... $700.00 2 bed, 1 bath, fr/st, d/w. Avail. NOW 196 WADE AVENUE WEST ...........................$1,100.00 2 bed, 2 bath, all appliances. Avail. JUNE 1 202 EDMONTON AVENUE ............................$1,000.00 2 bed, 2 bath, all appliances. Avail. JUNE 1 HOUSE

296 KINNEY AVENUE (NEW) ....................$1,375.00 3 bed, 3 bath, 5 appl., central air, fenced yard, double garage. Avail. NOW

REALTY EXECUTIVES PENTICTON APARTMENTS: $600 $575 /$595 $750 $800

Skaha Place, 1 bdrm grd flr, new flooring and paint, fridge, stove, a/c unit, coin op laundry. Avail. NOW (A444) BACH and 1 bdrm grd flr apartment, children welcome, f, s, a/c, elevator, covered parking. Cat ok. Avail. June 15 (EFR) Near Ok Beach, 2 bdrm corner unit, elevator, fridge, stove, a/c balcony, no pets. Avail. NOW (A333) 2 bdrm near ok beach new carpet and fresh paint, fridge, stove, coin op laundry. Avail. June 15 (A334-2)

FURNISHED: $1000

Furnished 2 bdrm grd flr suite in Kaleden, 6 appl, small dog on approval. all inclusive. Avail. NOW (OT554)

HOUSES: $850 $1100

Rentals

Apt/Condo for Rent

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.

OPEN House in Fintry Delta,on the west side of Okanagan Lake. Saturday May 19th and Sunday May 20th from 11am to 4pm. Located at 390 Shorts Road, Fintry Delta. Two bedroom, two bathroom, 820 sq. ft. home, detached double garage, year round living. Steps from lake! Priced at $279,900. Contact Barb/Bill: bstebbs@telus.net or 604 789 0953

Rentals

900sf 2bdrm in 4 plex, newly reno’d, incl inste w/d, $800 + util,n/p, n/s, Inc prkg, a/c. June 250-486-3539,1-888-669-9844 Apex resort fully furnished, 2bdrm, $650/mo, sat, t.v,hydro incl, internet avail, n/s. Avail now to Oct 31 250-809-7987

Open Houses

Rentals

Across from Columbia school, 1 bdrm lower portion of duplex, f,s, shared washer/dryer, 1 year lease req’d. Avail. May 15 (OT447) 3 bdrm ½ duplex, on Naish (Columbia area) No appl, no pets and no smoking. Avail. NOW (H521) Prospective tenants must complete an application form at:

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

Royal LePage Locations West

Keremeos 1 bdrm house avail, orchard setting, $450/mo., Cell 250-499-0558.

Rooms for Rent

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

ROOM, quiet person wanted, ND, NA, NS, no guests, $395, (250)493-5087


Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Penticton Western News

Transportation

Transportation

RV Pads

Auto Financing

Motorcycles

Escorts

Escorts

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

Allow Skyler to give you what she knows you need, 24/7, out/in, 250-809-3733, Penticton

Bonnie, busty 38C, cute, massages, call to meet me. 9am8pm (250)899-5678

Gold Panner Camp Ground & Chalets Welcomes you to enjoy the summer with your RV at one of our full service sites. Chalets also available. Daily, weekly & monthly rates. Call us at (250)547-2025

$AVE. Before Summer Sale 2012 Electric Scooters starting at $1195 Buy now before they’re gone! scoot4u.com 1-866-203-0906/250-863-1123

Seasonal Acommodation Weekly rentals, Penticton, fully 2bdrm, 2ba, $1400/wk, July-Aug Ironman week (250)809-1333

Downtown furnished, May-June $1600/wk, excluded,

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

Shared Accommodation

Auto Financing - Dream Catcher, Apply Today! Drive Today!

roommate wanted, $500/mo., incl. util., avail. June 1, (250)493-5205

Suites, Lower 1BDRM on Wiltse, utilities incl, n/s, n/p, ref’s req., $700/mo, avail now 250-492-2908 or 250-490-1025 1bdrm suite, util incl., ns, ref’s req., $680/mo., (250)4627606, avail. June 1 HIGHLAND motel suites avail now n/pets. 1140 Burnaby Ave 250-488-2206 Very lg 2bd, Skaha area, incl util., & w/d $990, pet friendly, 250-488-1276, avail. June 1

1.800.910.6402

GUARANTEED

Auto Loans or

1988 21ft Toyota Slumber Queen MH, propane stove fridge, ac, 132K, $8900 obo, (250)497-6134

We Will Pay You $1000

1996 10ft Caribou Camper, fully loaded, seldom used. Must be sold $8,800.obo (250)260-4435

1-888-229-0744 or apply at:

2005 26’ Okanagan Eclipse travel trailer, a/c super slide, round oak table, 4 chairs, 2 rocker recliner chairs. Very good condition. $12900 obo. (778)476-4698

All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory.

www.greatcanadianautocredit.com Must be employed w/ $1800/mo. income w/ drivers license. DL #30526

2009 28’ Cougar 5th wheel. 1 super slide, Arctic pkg, transferable warrenty. $26,000. 250-765-1633 Westland RV Manufacturing, from custom building to major repairs, insurance claims and renovations, free estimates, reasonable rates, seniors discounts available, for all your RV needs, call 250-493-7445

Transportation

Auto Accessories/Parts

Scrap Car Removal

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

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

Cars - Domestic

Auto Financing Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca

1997 Olds Cutlass Supreme, 4dr, V6, 174K, new brakes, sage green, $1500 obo, (250)497-6134 Need a car ? 2003 Pontiac Sunfire, 4 door, fairly new brakes/rotors, 76,000 kms, great on gas, auto, great for new driver/learner, $4000obo, (250)488-4946, 778-899-3514

1-800-910-6402

MALE 4 Male Erotic Massage $95, waxing, intimate grooming & skin care for the face & back. Winfield, 9-9 Daily 250-766-2048

2001 Dodge Dakota Sport, V6 5-spd, 4x4, 180,000 kms, $5800. 250-308-4337 Hank. 2006 Caravan, auto, 3.3L V6, a/c, tinted, keyless, p/w, must sell! $7500. 1-250-545-1128

1988 16ft Champion Bowrider, with 1997 90h merc. & easy load trailer, very well kept, $4200, (250)493-8056

2001Echo,green, 220,000kms, excellent cond. $3500. obo. 250-275-0680.

Save$1000. 9.8 hp Nissan long shaft O/B, elec. start, very low hrs. I paid $3300., you pay $2300. firm. 250-309-3017

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Cars - Domestic

Cars - Domestic

Cars - Domestic

Cars - Domestic

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2010 201 0 Volvo Vol o S40 S40 2 2.4i .4i .4i 4 Dr Dr. Sedan Sedan

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Penticton Western News Wednesday, May 23, 2012

WEDNESDAY May 23

O V E R E A T E R S ANONYMOUS meets from 2 to 3 p.m. in Room 103 of the Penticton United Church, enter through north door. Call 250-493-1527 for info. HAND AND FOOT CANASTA at 1 p.m. in the Penticton Leisure Centre, 439 Winnipeg St. Lessons available for those who have never played before. Call June evenings at 250-492-7630 for info. PENTICTON D UPLICATE B RIDGE C LUB holds weekly games Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Thursdays at 1 p.m. and the Under 100 Club Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. at the Penticton Library. Call Birgitta at 250-770-1154 for info. SAHAJ MARG M EDITATION every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Call 250-4924458 for info. ANAVETS will be having “hump day,” dinner at 5:30 p.m., entertainment by Buzz at 6:30 p.m. 65-PLUS SINGLES COFFEE CLUB meets at 10 a.m. at the Penticton Golf and Country Club. For info call 250-492-0459 or 250-770-1018. BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY in the Legion hall for the Ladies Auxiliary, 502 Martin St. at 1 p.m., regular bingo at 6:30 p.m. S ENIORS ’ R ECREATION and Wellness Centre at 439 Winnipeg St. hosts euchre every Wednesday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Call Joy at 250-770-1174 for more information. O KANAGAN F ALLS S ENIORS ’ Activity Centre has exercise classes at 8 a.m., music and coffee hour at 9 a.m. followed by carpet bowling at 1 p.m. AL-ANON FOR FRIENDS and family of alcoholics at 7:30 p.m. at United Church, 696 Main St. Call 250-490-9272 for info. M ARTIN HOUSE holds a recovery program weekdays for those between 16 and 30 suffering from a mood or anxiety disorder and/ or psychosis between 1 and 4 p.m. at 205 Martin St. Call 250493-7338 for info. IODE THRIFT STORE on 464 Main St. has weekly specials and is open Monday to Saturday, 1

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calendar to 4 p.m. SUMMERLAND ART CLUB meets every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the library’s lower floor on Wharton Street. Painters of all levels welcome. Workshops available. For info call Barb at 250-494-3002. D UTCH C OFFEE C LUB meets every third Wednesday of the month at the Cherry Lane Mall food court from 10 a.m. to noon. For Dutch Canadians or immigrants or anyone else interested. T HE B REASTFEEDING C AFÉ will be held the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Penticton and District Community Resource Society on 330 Ellis St. Moms, babies and toddlers are all welcome to join. Contact Kaili at 250-404-4299 for info. FOSTER CARE INFO sessions every Wednesday at 10 a.m. at MCFD Resource Office. For info call Moe at 250770-7524 or visit www. fosterbc.ca or www. mcf.gov.bc.ca/foster. FRATERNAL ORDER OF the Eagles has a general meeting for all members every second Wednesday at the hall at 1197 Main St. OLIVER DOUBLE O Quilters have drop-in activities every Wednesday. PENTICTON ACADEMY OF Music has string orchestra under the direction of John Suderman from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. at Leir House. Open to intermediate and advanced string players ages 16 and up. New members welcome. KIWANIS CLUB HAS a lunch meeting every Wednesday at noon at 390 Brunswick St., Penticton A L C O H O L I C S A NONYMOUS NIGHT group meets in the Baptist Church at 7:30 p.m. at 1498 Government St. Nooners meetings are Monday to Friday noon at 361 Ade Ave. CONCORDIA LUTHERAN CHUCH has Ready, Set, Learn for three-yearolds and their parents from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Come for crafts, stories, information on early learning, and more. WHOLE P ENTICTON FOODS MARKET will be hosting free seminar Mushrooms as superfoods. Stay a while and listen to Dr. Terry

Willard talk about the healing qualities of mushrooms. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. PENTICTON SECONDARY SCHOOL ’S Grade nine class is hosting a Cancer Awareness Event from 12:52 to 1:43 p.m. at Penticton Secondary School.

THURSDAY May 24

FRANCO 50-PLUS CLUB meets from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Drop-in program for French speakers wanting to socialize in French, including activities such as games, outings, dis-

cussions, hobbies and projects. Call Lina at 250-492-2549 for info. DESERT SAGE SPINNERS and Weavers Guild meets at 10 a.m. at the Oliver Community Centre. Members create beautiful handworks. Visitors are always welcome. If you are interested in becoming a member stop by or contact Gail Erickson at rgerickson@telus.net or 250-498-4959. ANAVETS has pool and 269 dart club at 7 p.m. PEACH CITY TOASTMASTERS meet from noon to 1 p.m. at the Penticton United Church. Toastmasters

improves speaking abilities and leadership skills. Call 250492-2362 for info. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 5:30 p.m. at 431 Winnipeg St. Call Merle at 250-770-8093. TOPS B.C. 1640 meets from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the Bethel Church basement at 945 Main St. Phone Betty-Lou at 250-492-7623 or Liz at 250-493-7997 for more information. O KANAGAN F ALLS S ENIORS ’ Activity Centre has computer classes at 9 a.m., bridge at 1 p.m. and cribbage at 7:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.

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Still Def ying The Odds UMAC-CORE is a unique product created out of an urgent need. In 2004 Tom Harper was diagnosed with a life threatening illness caused by asbestos exposure and given only months to live. He had been raising shellfish at his Research Sea Farm on Vancouver Island, simultaneously perfecting the only method worldwide of growing wild phytoplankton for use in the Aquaculture industry. Based on the wild plankton’s powerful nutritional profile, upon his diagnosis he decided to consume the blend of micronutrients as an energy source he so desperately needed at the time. Every day he ingested the minute ocean plants and every day he felt stronger and experienced less pain. Finally a surgeon performed exploratory surgery. To the doctor’s surprise he was inexplicably able to deliver Mr. Harper a clean bill of health. Six years later, Tom Harper is healthy and, in his words, “feeling totally different. I’m pain free and I’m leading a good, healthy, normal life.” Not long after the product was officially launched in Canada and the U.S.A., the University of Utah completed a randomized full double-blind placebo-control pilot study of UMAC-CORE over a 90 day period with human subjects. Doctors who conducted the studies were impressed with the results and concluded that UMAC-CORE really does help enhance the immune system and support mood fluctuations, quality of sleep, and overall emotional well-being. UMAC-CORE quickly gained far more attention than Harper could have imagined. “People were experiencing really positive shifts in their health,” Harper says. “Our success was consumer driven and we weren’t quite prepared for the demand. There were times when staff would offer to spend the night at the office so that we could get the product out, and they often did!” Today UMAC-CORE is available in over 800 health food stores across Canada, in stores all across the United States and overseas in Australia, New Zealand and Spain. Following the interest and countless testimonials from the public, UMAC-CORE has been written about in dozens of newspapers across North America – and the excitement continues to grow.

Tom Harper—Creator of UMAC Core™ Marine Phytoplankton carefully inspects a sample of newly grown wild Phytoplankton at his Sea farm on Vancouver Island, BC Kim Iles of Choices 4 Wellness – a Retailer in Chatham Ontario says, “I recommend UMAC-CORE to everybody – it’s one of the top two products in our whole store and that’s because people see results! I tell people that if they needed to pick only one thing, then pick UMAC-CORE. It has all the vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids. It’s a complete food and does so many different things in the body that it’s probably the most complete supplement to recommend.” People are even giving it to their pets with remarkable results. In fact, Kim Iles says it’s the results she gets with animals that have convinced her of the product’s efficacy. “It’s not a placebo effect when you give it to your pets. We’ve nursed sick animals back to health with UMAC-CORE. That’s how I judge if a product really works – if you can see results with animals – and we do.”

Also, once the majority of plankton is harvested, the remaining plankton nutrients are returned back to the ocean – 3 to 5 times more than what was originally “borrowed” to commence the bloom cycle; helping to strengthen the base of the ocean’s food chain. Extraordinary benefits have already been discovered with a product that has only been available for 5 years. UMAC Core is available in Liquid and Capsule formulations. For information call Hedley Enterprises at 1-888-292-5660 or to locate a Retailer near you go on-line to: www.umaclife.com

Mr. Harper’s Sea Farm which grows the wild phytoplankton offered in UMAC-CORE is also making a positive impact on the environment. “I consider it one on the greenest companies in the world. Not only are we able to give back to human beings, we are also giving back to the planet.” Unique Sea Farms’ only by-product is pure oxygen! Marine Phytoplankton consumes carbon dioxide and releases oxygen back into theatmosphere as it blooms in the one million litre outdoor open tanks.

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250-492-5144 We take used Computers, TV’s, Printers, Fax Machines, Scanners, Keyboards and Paint Cans.

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION branch 40 has crib at 7 p.m. Ladies Fitness and Friends at 10 a.m. at the Legion Hall. S OUTH O KANAGAN I MMIGRANT and Community Services is offering free English classes. For more info, stop by the office at 508 Main St. or call 250-492-6299. AL-ANON FOR FRIENDS and family of alcohol-

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ics meets at 7:30 p.m. in the Summerland United Church. Call 250-490-9272. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has Joseph’s Famous Pizza from 4 to 7 p.m. Music trivia by Affordable Music. Members and guests welcome to hall on 1197 Main St. NEW HOPE FOR Widows and Widowers has lunch connections to meet with others of similar loss, (going “Dutch”) the second Thursday of the month at 11:45 a.m. Call Fran at 250-497-7850 or Evelyn at 250-7707865 for location and to reserve your spot. ELKS CLUB ON Ellis Street has darts at 7:30 p.m. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS NIGHT group meets at 8 p.m. on 150 Orchard Ave. in the Outreach Centre. PENTICTON WRITERS AND Publishers meets every third Thursday at the Leir House at 7 p.m. If you love or want to write,

come join us. For more info, contact Penny Smith at 250-494-2299. THE RUG HOOKING Circle meets every second and fourth Thursday of the month from noon to 3 p.m. at Leir House Arts and Cultural Centre at 220 Manor Park Ave. For info, contact Angela Possak at 250-767-0206.

FRIDAY May 25

ELKS CLUB on Ellis Street has Okie Dokie karaoke at 6:30 p.m. FRATERNAL ORDER OF Eagles has dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Proceeds go to mixed curling team. Entertainment will be Karaoke by Affordable Music. All members and guests welcome to their hall at 1197 Main St. SENIORS’ COMPUTER CLUB meets at the Leisure Centre, 439 Winnipeg St. Members drop-in from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the main hall. Call 250-770-7848

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of a loved one. Meet at 9:45 a.m. at the Japanese Garden Gate behind Penticton Art Gallery. Walk to be followed with coffee-time. Call Dawn at 250-492-9071 ext. 2203 for info. PENTICTON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL is hosting its third annual dessert fundraiser. Tickets are $10 per person, or $5 for children under 11. Event offers a buffet-style desserts and entertainment by the students. Tickets on sale at 96 Edmonton Ave., or contact Denise at deezee66@hotmail. com. All proceeds will be going towards new fitness equipment.

COMING EVENTS Canadian Red Cross Health Equipment Loan Service are seeking volunteers to continue providing this essential service to those who need it. In Penticton, the Red Cross HELP Short Term Loan depot is located at #130 – 216 Hastings Ave and operates Monday, Wednesday and Friday – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please contact them at 250-4937533 and ask for Lynne or Dara for more information on how you can become a volunteer. The Okanagan Rhythm Fest, which runs June 22-23 is seeking volunteers to help out in various capacities. The event will include a variety of drumming workshops and performances at the Rotary Center for the Arts. Volunteers who are selected will receive a free pass to a workshop or performance. For more festival information see http://okanaganrhythmfest.ca/ If you would like to apply for a volunteer position please contact Robin Richie at drummer-am-i@hotmail. com


Penticton Western News Wednesday, May 23, 2012

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A natural gas barbecue never runs out of fuel. If you have a natural gas patio heater or fire pit, you can stay outside long after summer‘s over. And when that blustery storm hits, you can stay warm and well fed with a natural gas fireplace and range. Both will continue working during a power outage. For comfort, versatility and value balance your home energy mix with natural gas. Visit fortisbc.com/comehome to watch a video on how natural gas fits into your everyday life.

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